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?*a?s?burg, 8? ?.| Oeli % 1873.
laugest circulation in the county.
mmmmma-' - imii tin ?
~r4So change Contract Advertisement*, notlea
Rtfitft be given before Monday noon.
Our friends wishing to bnvo advertisements
Inserted in the TIMES, must hand them in by
r morning, 10 o'clock.,
" ADVERTISEMENTS will be inserted at
th c ?tat? of one dollar and a half per square
fijr the firat Insertion, and one dollar per square
for each subsequent insertion.
. Utberal^tcrmo m?4e with those who desire
to advertise for three, six or twelve months.
' tgU Marriage notices and Obituaries not
Exceeding ono Square, inserted free.
henceforth, all Legal Ad
vertteements, of County
Interest, whether notices
or others, will be publish
ed, for the benefit of our
i/jSpaclers whether they are
.' paid for or not.
Will have their papers regularly
mailed. Send us new names, build up
qut paper, and let. every household in
tbe County be a supporter ol our enter
.. ? : ADVERTISERS
Will find it specially to their interest
to give us their cards. A conspicuous
notice will attend each advertisement.
To build up the interests of our merchants
til tho aim of the "Times."
,, A favorable turn in the tide of money
affairs, causes business gone rally to wear
a more cheerful aspect. Currency pay
ments are being slowly resumed, and
Stocka are advancing. In a few weeks
we look for cotton to be "King" of the
--The Rads, to gain the Charleston
election, have created election precincts,
?ted refuse to state where' they are. The
Conservatives made a gallant fight yes
terday. We hope to chronicle their vic
tory in our,next.
GREENBACKS "GONE UP.?
A colored depositor called at the office
of the Saving's Bank to inquire into his
?ccOUnt: "What's the matter?" on
quiered the teller. "Greenbacks is gone
up, and Rao call to see 'bout it"
On The banks of the Congaree there is
? a shingle and stave factory in full blast
employing (we are told) 800 hands.? )
Messrs. Montieth & Co., are the proprie
TZfE WIDESPREAD ALARM
Has caused ' many ridiculous reports
in the interior concerning tho solvency
of our banking institutions. We feel
safe in saying that the precaution of the
Southern banks in checking a run, is both
wise and necessary. The assets of al
most every legitimate bank in our State
coyer fully the liabilities' add to this the
certainty of relief which must come from
abroad, and the full cotton and rice crops
that are ready for market, and we see
far less of danger than if it was at a time
when there wefo no crops to fall back
upon. Cotton is gold, and will command
it to a certain extent. Our banks have
yet thirty days to hold out, and they can
do much in that time. Time and pa
tience will bring the State out of tho
storm, battered perhaps, but alive.
THE FINANCIAL CRASH.
A thousand speculations are rife, as
regards the cans* of this general and
wide-spread crash, which, in a single
week, has convulsed the monetary world,
and produced a wilder rout in money
centres than could have been expected
from even tho declaration of war between
this country and Great Britain. Begin
ning with Jay Cooke & Co., of New
York, like the hWings of an earth
quake, its throes have .upset thousands of |
Rankers, and banking institutions, and
its convulsive snrgings will roll on, and
break, until thousands more, great and
small in commercial life, will be en
gulphed in the vortex of certain ruin.?
No event has caused such fearful fore
bodings?uo precaution, can avert the
doom. The knell of. Wall Street ja echo
ing from the St Latrrcpco to the Rio
"Grande. "What th? end will ho ia uncer
tain ; how dire lie effects on every inhale
itant of tho country ia yot to be learned.
But in all this the people of tho South
may learn a lesson of wisdom, and while
the responsive throe of .despair may be
heard in our borders, it may prove the
probe-that drives deep into a curable
malady of indifference to ourselves.?
Since the beginning of the war it has
been the aim of Northern speculators to
suck up every spare dollar of Southern
earnings, and well have they succeeded
in keeping us poor with their schemes of
life insurance, fire insurance, railroading
and manufacturing. A moderate esti
mate of the drain on Southern thrift, in
the matter of life insurance alone,
may be put down at $50,000,000, which
has been paid in premiums to be invest
ed in Northern securities. Add to this
thrice as much more for fire insurance;
and still add millions invested in rail
roads and Northern stocks, and we see a
mountain of gold, which, if it had been
retained, with us, to create home enter
prises, would have made us defiant of
the ruin that threatens both North and
South. What security has the South,
except parchments of promises to pay.
What satisfaction ? in thinking that its
hard earnings .have been consigned -to
strangers and unkind hands, when our
own section needed every dime to help
us along. Tho*game of Wall street has
been one of speculation?no substantial
basis outside of fluctuating bonds, .which,
in the keeping of rival corporations,
fonnda a market as often as a chance to
speculate and make money offered. A
shrug of Vauderbilt's shoulder would ex
cite wildest fears. Money then must be
had?bends must go. Confideqee is lost,
and ruin follows. The hanks become
drained ; money is withdrawn from cir
culation, and in the confusion every one
looks out for himself, and "Nick" takes
the hindmost The cotton crop is ready
for market, but there is no money to'
move it .Merchants are pressed with
maturing notes. Belief must come*, or
they too must go. Factors have no mar
ket for cotton, and ? the banks to ward
off a smash close their doors. The
storm is uj on us, and we may'shorlen
sail, but many a gallant craft will be
crippled Let the Southern people from
to day take heart, and be resolved to cut
loose from Northern securities. Put
every dollar where it can be watched
and directed, and -with each recurrent
j cotton Crop, they may add to home
wealth, and plant and bank, and insure
for themselves. There is intelligence
enough, and honesty enough, to save
ourselves from another such black month
[ as September, 1873.
? A VISIT TO THE CAPITOL.
September is not the time when Co
lumbia shows to best advantage, at least,
such a September as is going through the
hopper of financial ruin. Yet there is a
picturesque beauty investing the city,
which renders it among the most desira
ble places for residence. The approach,
from the South through rolling fields,
dotted with neat cottages, and enlivened
with grazing stock, tho subdued tint of
distant yellow hills, fringed with a not
work of fencing, enclosing the browning
crops of autumn, and the dark-green of
the far off forest, marking the Congaree,
is not vory unlike tho city of Richmond.
^Arriving at the depot, a hubbub and
clamor, from a score of hack men inform
the traveller of as many hotels as his fas
tidious taste may demand. Selecting
his conveyance, he jumps aboard, and
away he is whirled over tho solid road
up town. The city is regularly laid off
with wide streets, few, if any of them,
narrower than Broad Street of Charles
ton. The brick drains are in good order,
and sure to carry off the rain-fall effectu
ally. The sidewalks are mostly fringed
with omple shade trees, and in some por
tions of the city, there aro middlo rows
of trees, affording abundant shelter from
the sun. A peculiar feature of Columbia
is its private dwellings. ThcsA are gen
erally only one story high, built of wood,
with porches in front aud piazzas to the
West and South. Tne palings heed
whitewash sadly, which, if applied would
be ia.' lovely contrast to the abundnii
green of garden foliage, which adorus al-j
most every house. There are still
tant the mansions of ante-bellum sple^|
dor, bat these With the magnificent
dcti3 nttached,aro no longer (except i>
a few cases) in the possession of the
whose hospitality and refinement ado*
ed society. The wand of fortune, hi
shifted the scene for a new set of acton
The unfinished State House is covei
with a temporary roof that sits liken
worn and battered hat on a noble head/:
? ? t if mm
and around the site, are-blocks of gran
ite, both rude and cut, ready for their
place. The ceaseless rumble of trucks
and vehicles, that give to other cities
busy hum, is. here not heard on account
of the natural roadway, and except on
Main St., (Richardson,) the stores are
unpretending in size and appearance.?
"Trial Justice" is a'familiar sign, and is
a reflection upon the good order of. the!
city, or a vocation more honorable than
remunerative. Hotels abound; the prin-;
cipal of which are the Columbia, Wheel
er and Central. The two former, exte?;;
riorally being hanr?ime and spacious.
Main Street has risen from the ashes, and
affords a fine view of iron fronts. -Tho
style of buildings is- airy and chaste. The
Central National Bank is erecting a range
with mansard, roof estimated to cost
$60,000. "Tho Southern Life Insurnnco
Company," will occupy a portion of this
structure. The "Southern Express Co."
is laying the foundation of a fine build
ing. 5 The Federal Court House and!
Post Office, is being built of hewn gran
ite?and otber structures afford full em
ployment to mechanics. The elegant
stores' of R. C. Shiver & Co., J. H. Ki
nard & Co., W. D. Love & Co., and C.
F. Jackson, are foremoat in Dry Goods.
Many large establishments in the grocery
and hardware lino show full shelves.
But trade is dull?miserably dull?the
clerks show an ennui, and the proprie
tors dream of Bills Payable, as elsewhere
all over the land. The Baptist Church,
where tho Ordinance of Secession wasj
passed and repealed, cv suhstaiHud^
brick structure. A fine building on i
Marion Street is going up for the Meth
odist congregation. While upon Main
Street we yisited the elegant gallery of j
Messrs.. Wearn & Hix, Artists. The
courteous senior led us.through to the
third floor, where a display of portraits
and landscapes, from the brush of Mr.
Hix, feasted our eye. Dr. Trezevant of |
Columbia, and Gen. Kershaw, of Cam
den, were faultlessly perfect upon the
canvass.- The variety of artistic execu
tion here is in advance of any gallery
outside of Now York j and is owing no
less to the latest appliances and improve
ments, than to the masterly skill of the
artists. Their Charcoal Pictures are
chefs d'otjvre, and card photographs
most exquisite. LyBrand's Music Ware
house came next in order; there a
"Knabe" grand, was under the touch of
Prof. Em'Zawadle. The piano which gave
forth music "free of metal and wood,"
responded to the genius of a master.
Going by Taylor St., wo strolled whore,!
in spito of thrift and energy, the destroy
er's track was yet visible, on blackened
walls and ghostly chimnies. Returning,
wo were informed that the title of "Cam
den" had been applied to the street so
lately passed. For the benefit of stran
gers, we would suggest that one name is
enough for ono street. Columbia, like
Washington, lives a brilliant but short
career each year, then relapses to a tamo I
quietude. The harvest of Columbia is
the famine of the State. Her social
wealth is removed'beyond the blight that
infests the public places, and the line of
deinark at ion between lho rulers and the
ruled is as plain as the ruins which war
hath -made upon the landmarks of tho
A Remarkable Scene In South Caro
A gentleman who lias traveled exten
sively in the South since the war relates
Borne rich stories of his observations in
reconstructed South Caroliua. Tho fol
lowing, given verbatim, will show one
of the happy resnlta of negro suprem
Riding one day through a sparsoly
I settled section of the district then repre
sented in Congress by A S. Wallace, I
was surprised to find nn unusual assem
blage of men, on horseback and afoot, at
& 'cross road' to which I was approach
ing. At first view it appeared to be a
sporting match or a militia muster., but
on reaching the spot I perceived that the
magnet of attraction for the assemblage
was an old fashioned family carriage,
t drawn by a pair of cadaverous mules,
which stood among tho chinquepin bush
es by the roadside. On the front seat of
?.ho vehicle sat a little weasel-faced-man,
who had upon his lap a huge apouut
1 book, in which he made entries, as from
Ltitnc to time he received umall packages
Iof dirty shiuplasters from the bystanders.
Behind him, reclining at full length, was
a-big, burley negro, whose feet (literally
? foot each) were elevated so that thoy
almost brushed the ears of tho little man
"Amazed at this extiaordinary exhib-.
lipon. I asked a gentlemanly looking
person for an explanation. 'Oh, it is
Wally a tax gathering,' said he, and with
\a smile, 'Wo are paying tribute to Ca>
Bfijr-?old Cajsar Moses?whom you see
Eft tho carriage.'. 'Why, have you a eol
orod collector?' 'Yes sir or rather I
mould say Governor Scott has a negro
jpjilector. We have none, the white
rtuon of South Carolinn^sir, have very
little share in the selection of tho officials
Kvho govern them.', 'But who is tho lit
tle man that seems to be doing the busi
ness?' 'He is a low fellow, sir, formerly
|a grocery keeper's clork. He now acts
as coachman and clerk . for the darkey.
fOld Ocesar. who can not write hia-own
name, ia obliged to give half his sallery to
pcruggs to attend to business for him.'
SWhat salary dots ho get ?'. 'One thou
and dollars and perquisites. During
his conversation old Crcsar, arose to a
tpint of order. A meek looking country
Ban had asked if State money-would be
-received for taxes. The negro wa? too
drunk to sit upright, but ?h card the ques
tion, and pulling asido tho curtains, he
presented a bleared, sensual countenance
which ought to procure his admission to
flxo penitentiary without a warrant ,No!
/To, sir-ee 1, he began in a maudlin tone.
tWo don't take no Stato money: we
oon't want dnt trash, Don't want nuffin
put the greeubac, we don't. You jist
fork out do greenback, dat's all we, ask
B^'jTho coachman, however, had been
ffeiRrprr.g a grtaay copyof The-statutes,
Ind honow whispered to his employer
mat State money was receivable for
"Don't kno, nuffin 'bout dat," growled
tho .fiegro. 'I know my business. Sam
Melton, the Atturning Ginerl, he told
nie not to take nuffin but the greenbacks*
Dat am nty gospel. Ydu feller, just fork
out dem stakes, dat's all," And present
I ly he subsided into his free nud easy po
sition, with his feet at tho little man's
ears as before. The latter disregarded
his orders and took tho farmer's
money, being evidently accustomed to
old Ctesar's ways.
I had seen a good deal of negro rule in
tho South, but this spectacle saddened me
notwithstanding its ludicroua features.
From my observation I am satisfied that
every dollar paid for taxes in So*?h Car
olina runs at least twenty dih%cnt risks
of being stolen, beforo it reaches tho
Treasury and is certain to be stolen
after it gets there.
Can; out tho Liquor License Law.
Mr. Editor :?As we have a now
board of Town officers, there is a matter
to which we would call their attention.
That is the enforcement of tho Liquor
License Law (commonly known as the
Tupper Law.) According to tho re
quirements of that law, Council cannot
grant a licenso to any one to sell liquors
in less quantities Than a quart with
out the applicant complies with theso re
1. Ho must havo, above what is requi
site for his own and family's use, two
beds, with good and sufficient bedding.
Also, stable-room and provonder for.at
least four head of stock ; and must be
?supplied with good, wholesome and suffi
cient diet for travellers.
2, Ho must not havo a screen.
.3, He. must not keep other goods,
wares or merchandize for sale in the
* -1. Hib application must be actjmpan
ied by a certificate signed by six respec
table freeholders, living in the neigh
borhood of the place where the liquors
aro to be sold, to tho effect that he has
complied with the necessary require
ments of the law. I
5. Ho must give bond.
Thcso arc some of tho requirements
necessary to obtain a license to sell liqu
ors, in quantities less than a quart, and un
less those requirements are complied with
in every particular, CpilUcil cannot
grant a single license and maintain their
oath of office. The enforcement of this
license law is required of nil municipal
bodies by the law itself.
If Council has the interest and im
provement of the town at heart (and there
is no doubt ot4 that feet) they will en
force this law and rid Orangeburg of ]
some, if not all, of these nuisances and
low holes which infest it- in the shape of |
barrooms. Let us see this law, as well
as all others, enforced, and their will be
no obstacle in the way of the improvement
and growth of Orangeb?rg
? IS?* At a meeting of the Temperance
Society of. this place, held on Monday,
evening last, the following officers were
elected to' serve for the ensuing term:.
W. P., L. H. Wannamaker,
W. A., Miss G. L. Nenfler,
R. S., TV. P. Brunsen,
A. R. S., James Tucker, *
F. 8., F. S. Dibble, ?
Treas., Miss M? E. Albergotti,
Chap., J. S. Cuttino, *
Con., J. A. Edwards,
A. C, Miss C. C; Neuffer,
I, S., W. P. Spencer,
O. S., James A. Hamilton.
Pine Grove Division, 8. of T. j
Wiiereas, It has pleased Almighty
God, in his inscrutable Wisdom, to re
move from our midst by sickness, of |
which he was a martyr for many months,
our friend and Brother? F. C. O. Miller,
but while we bow in humble submission
we are constrained to drop a tear of sor
Be it,, therefore, Resoved, That
In the death of Bro. Miller this society
has lost a zealous member; the church %|
consistent Christian, and- the community
a good neighbor.
Resolved, That this-Division wear
the usnal badge of mourning thirty days.
Resolved, That a blank page be in
scribed in our minute book to his mem
That a copy of these proceduigs be sent
to his family, and that they be published
in the Orangeburg Times. ; .
ELIZABETH F. PHILLIPS,
Bv order, ? '
'Edwin F..PniLLirs, W. P..
Read And Profit Thereby.
. We claim" for -the Weed Ma
chine that it is.first class. That it can
do anything possible for machinery (to
accomplish in needle work. That it is
from 815 to 825 cheaper than any Orhcr
1st class machine. Three medals at the
JOHN A. HAMILTON, Agt.
Wo copy the following, relative to the* Weed
Sowing machine, from the Hartford Daily
Courant, of the 16th inst,.*
In yestenloy's issue we nr. mm need the -re
turn home of Mr. George A* !? airfield, twper
intendent of the Weed Sewing Machine Com
pany, who has reprenrnted ? that company ut
the Vienna Exposition. A personal interview
with him satisfies us of the justice of tl?e com
pany's claim to the
ntonisnr noNons at Vienna.
Mr B. bringa with Iiira the Official Cata
logue of Award* nt the Great Expedition, in
which hU name nppcara as having received a
Mahl for Co-oj)pcralon, in producing and per
fecting machines. Thia medal is given "to
persona who,- aa manager* ef mnnnfacftnfa,
are nominated on the part of the exhibitor* on
account of the leading part they have taken In
the features of ozcellcnco of the productions."
No other sewing machine company or rcp
reBentative Uiereof received such an award,.'
and this settles tho point beyond dispute that
the Weed company lead the world in superi
ority of machines and in mechanical ability. ?
In addition to thia grand award, tho Weed
Company received a "Medal for Progress," tho
highest award mado to any other sowing ma
chine ? also, a "Medal of Merit"?-the third;in
the list of honor.
Thus it will be seen that tho Weed Sewing
Machine Company of tbiB city have received
die Three Highest Awards-at tho Vienna Ex
position of 1873, ono of these being suprerlor
to any and all others issued to any exhibitor
in their lino of goods.
The Weed Company also received tlie High
est Prize given to American Family Sowing
Machinen at the Paris Exposition of 1867.
Hartford may well feel proud of thia organ
ization, and also of its superlntcdent, who has
achieved such credit for the company and dono
honor to our city in the eyes of representatives
from every part of tho world.
ALL Persons wishing to take part In the
Tournament and Rifle match, to be held
at the Annual Fair of the Orangeburg, A. &
M. Association in October, will please hand in
their names for tho Tournament to Mr J. Geo.
Vose, nnd those for tho Rltle Match to Mr.
Wm. V. War.
Number of Knighta will be limited to thirty,
and Riflemen to one hundred. Entrance fee
for the Tournament $2.60. Entrance fee for
the Ribemen $1.00. The money collected from
Knighta and Riflemen wiU bo awarded as mon
ied priaea in addition to thoso offered by tho
T. A. JEFFORDS,
MacMASTER'S BRICK STORE, .ON
Russell Street. Apply at
? "TIMES" OFFICE.
Oct 2, 1873 33 It
A Q.UESTIO? AND AN-* T
\KfHY IS IT THAT THE WOEKlfcG
? J dam of this community buy their Gro
X S ?blbergolti's Store
Cdrner Russell Street and)
Rail Road Avenue.
BECAUSE thoy have found butthat- hi*
goods aro CHEAP and FBE8H, which cna
ebles them to get as much fdr.ONE DOLLAR,
Cd they get for two at otter stores.
?Call aHd examine stock before purchasing ?
Ef*&? Goods delivered, free of charge.
Jan. 1, 1873 11 ly
FOUR I) A Y S
ADMISSION 5Qets, Chil
dren, under twelve ' U^lf*
GRAND TOURNAMENT, U DAY.
Rifle~3Zatcli 3d Day
DISTRIBUTION OF PRIZES 4TK
DAY, COMMENCING .12 M.
FULL BRASS BAND AJfI>
i . ' . DAY, V / :
For pnr'iuilnrr apply to
- DIllJ^OT?I^: j
W. F. BARTON, President.
F. LT. W. BRIGGMAXN.
. L. R. BECKWITir, "
PAUL S FELDER,
J. U MOORER.
J. G. WANNA MAKER. _<
rtflllK UNPER8'/5NFD IS AGENT !>pBj
'.JL tho cvlcbratpd Prize-Medal Taylor Gin, <.f
which he has sold 25 in thin county. Also, the
Neblett & Goodrich Gin, highly rccoramtndtt!
by Col. D. W. A ikon and othem
. On hand.- One 50 Saw, nnd One 45 8a-*'
? TAYLOR Gift,
and One 42 Saw,
NEBLETT & GOODRICH GINV .
furnished nt Agent's price*.
J. A. HAMILTON
IT... . -~- * ft
BRICKS I f
rpHE UNDERSIGNED BESPECTTTnCJLT^
Informs the public that he is now prepared t??
furnish BRICKS in any' quantity. All order*
will meet prompt attention.
J. C, EDWARDS.
may 1 73 ly
L. E. CONNOR & SON, ~
Wholesale and retail grocers
GENERAL COMMISSION MERCHANTS,
693, Kino St he et,
CHARLESTON, S. C.
. (P. O. Boy 206.)
WE MOST RESPECTFULLY invite
the attention of our friends and tho pub
lic generally, to our assorted stock of Groceries;
which cannot bo surpassed, neither in quality or
price: Our pricps are low. Merchant* and
Farmers will do well to .call and examine our
stock, before purchasing elsewhere. We guar
Having given special aitehtion for . the past
two years to the sale of coiton, we aro prepared,
to sell nt tho highest market price*. ConsigVi
mcnts solicited." We will also" receive for sale
or shipment, all kinds of domestic produce.
Being truly thankful for paM. favors, we* feiff-v
ncstly solicit a continuance of rorafc.
P. a?AH business entrusted to put cure
Shall meet personal nnd prompt attention.
Sept. 18.J873 SI- 2m