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Or&ngebtgrg, 8? &, Oot ft, 1873.
tAjWEST CIRCULATION IN THE COUNTY.
? n' nn i umi Hii i
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Inwrted in the TIMES, must hand them in by
Tuesday morning, 10 o'clock.
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Sir each subsequent insertion.
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to advertise for three, six or twelve months.
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%XC*tding one Square, inserted fro*.
Henceforth, all Legal Ad
vertisements, of County
;i Interest, whether notices
brothers, will he publish
ed for the benefit of our
i, rea'ders whether they are
paid for or not.
Will have their papers regularly
mailed. Bend us new names, build up
<W" paper, and let every household in
the County bo a supporter of our enter
WU1 find it specially to their interest
to give as their cards. A conspicuous
notice will attend each advertisement
To build up the interests of our merchants
is the aim of the "Times."
.. ; .
? A. favorable turn in the tide of money
affairs, causes business gouerally to wear
a more cheerful aspect. Currency pay
ments are being slowly resumed, and
Stocks are advancing. In a few weeks
we look for cotton to be "King" of the
-^Jlie Rads, to gain the Charleston
election.'have created election precincts,
sind refuso to state where they are. The
Connervativci made a gallant fight yes
terday. ..We hope to chronicle their vic
tory in our next.
fe GREENBACKS "GONE UP.?
mr A colored depositor called at the office
of the Saving's Bank to inquire into his
account:; "What's tho matter?" en
qulered the teller. "Greenbacks is gone
up, and I'ce call to see 'bout it."
6 On the banks of the Congaree there is
' A shingle and stave factory in full blast
employing (we are told) 800 hands.? ;
Messrs. Moutteth & Co., are the proprie
THE WIDESPREAD ALARM
Has caused many ridiculous reports
in the interior concerning tho solvency
of .oar 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
cover 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
iar less of danger than if it was at a timo
when there wefe 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. Timo and pa
tience will bring the State out of tho
storm, battered perhaps, but alive.
THE FLNANCIAL CRASH
A thousand speculations are rife, as
regards the cause of this general and
wide-spread crash, which, in a single
week, has convulsed tho 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 heavings of an earth
quake, its throes have .upset thousands of |
Bankers, and banking institutions, and
its convulsive surgings will roll on, and
break, until thousands more, great and
small in commercial lifo, will bo On
gulphed in the vortex of certain ruin.?
No event has caused such fearful fore
bodiugs-rrhd precaution, can "avert the
doom. Tue knell of. Wall Street ia echo
ing from the St. Lawrence to the Rio
Grande. What the end will bo is uncer
tain ; how dire its effects oil overy inhab
itant of the country ia yet to be learned.
But in all this the people of the South
may learn a lesson' of wisdom, and while
tho 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. The*game of Wall street has
been one of speculation?no substantial
basis outside of fluctuating bond?, .which,
in the keeping of rival corporations,
found 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?bonds must go. Confidence is lost,
and ruin follows. The banks 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. Relief must come, or
they too must go. Factors have no mar
ket for cotton, and ? the banks to ward
I off. a smash close their doors. The
storm is upon us, and we may*shorten
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 eaeh recurrent
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
bio places for residence. The approach
Irom the South through rolling fields,
dotted with neat cottages, and enlivened
with grazing stock, tho subdued tint of
distant yollow hills, fringed with a net
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 the 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 the Boiid 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 ample shade trees, and in some por
tions of the city, there are middle row
of trees, affording abundant shelter from
the sun. A peculiar feature of Columbia
is its private dwellings. Thcso are gen
erally only one story high, built of wood,
with porches in front and piazzas to the
West and South. Tne palings need
whitewash Badly, which, if applied wonldl
ho in.'lovely contrast to tho abundant
green cf gulden foliage, which adornis :u
most every house. There are , still ex-;
tast the mansions of ante-bellum splen->
dor, hut these With tho magnificent gar
dens nttachcd.aro no longer (except
a few eases) in the possession of th
whose hospitality and refinement ado
ed society. Tho wand of fortune, h
shifted the scene for a now set of aetpnfl
The unfinished Stato House is covered^
with a temporary roof that sits liko a
worn and battered hat on a noble head,
and around the site, are blocks of gran
ite, both rude and cut, ready for their;
place. Tho ceaseless rumble of trucks)
and vehicles, that give to other cities a.
busy hum, is here not heard on account
of the natural roadway, and except oil!
Main St., (Richardson,) the stores are'
unpretending in size and appearance.??
"Trial Justice" is a 'familiar sign, and is
a reflection upon tho good order of the'
city, or a vocation moro honorable than \
remunerative. Hotels abound; the prin
cipal of which are the Columbia, Wheel
er and Central. Tho two former, extc
riorally being hnndftrae and spacious.
Main Street has risen from the ashes, and
affords a fine view of iron fronts. -The
style of buildings is- airy and chaste. The.
Central National Bank is erecting a range
with mansard, roof estimated to cost
$60,000. "The Southern Life Insurance
Company," will occupy a portion of this |
structure. The "Southern Express Co."
is laying the foundation of a fine build
ing. ' The Federal Court House and
Post Office, is being built of hewn gran
ite?-and other -a true tu res afford full, em
ployment to mechanics. The elega
stores' of R. C. Shiver & Co., J. H. Ki
nard & Co., W. D. Love & Co., and C.
F, Jackson, are foremost in Dry Goods.
Many large establishments in the grocery.
and hardware line show full shelves.
But trade is dull?miserably dull?the
clerks show an ennui, and the proprie
tors dream of Bills Payable, as elsewhere j
all over the land. The Baptist Church,
where the Ordinance of Secession was>
passed and repealed, ia a eubAimHial^
brick structure. A fine building on
Marion Street is going up for the Meth
odist congregation. While upon Main
Street we visited the elegant gallery of
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. Trezpvant of
Columbia, and Gen. Kerehaw, of Cam
den, were faultlessly perfect upon the
canvass. Tho variety of artistic execu- j
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
cjief8 d'ouvre, and card photographs
most exquisite. LyBrnnd'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., we strolled where,
in spito of thrift aud 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 tho street so
lately passed. For the benefit of stran
gers, wo would suggest that ono namo is
enough for ono street. Columbia, like
Washington, lives a brilliant but short
career each year, then relapses to a tame
quietude. The harvest of Columbia is
the famine of the t?tatc. Her social
wealth is removed'beyond tho blight that
infests the public plaoes, and the line of I
demarkation between the rulers nnd the
ruled is as plain as the ruins which .war j
bath -made upon the landmarks of tho
A Remarkable Scone In South Caro
A gontloman who lias traveled exten
sively in tho South since tho war relates
Borne rich stories of his observations in
reconstructed South Carolina. The fol
lowing, given, vtrbatini, will show ono
of the happy results of negro suprem
Riding ouo day through a sparsely
I settled section of the district then rcprc
|-sontcd in Congress by A S. Wallace, I
] wan surprised to find an unusual assem
j blage of men, on horseback and afoot, at
' a 'cross road' to which I was approaoh
iug. 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,
drawn by a pair of cadaverous mules,
which stood among tho chinquepin bush
es by the roadside. " On the fr?nt seat of
tho vehicle sat a little weasel-faced-man,
who had upon his lap a Lugo neonat
ok, in which he made entries, as from
e to time he received small packages
dirty shinplasters from the bystanders.
Behind him, reclining at full length, was
a-big, burley negro, whose feet (literally
a foot each) were elevated so that they
almost brushed the ears of the little man
j&Amazed at this extiaordinary exhib
ition. I asked a gentlemanly looking
erson for an explanation. 'Oh, it is
JPy a tax gathering/ said ho, and with
Asmilo, 'Wo are paying tribute to Ca>
|sar?old Ca?ar Moses?whom you see
jffilthe carriage.'. 'Why, havo you a eol
ffifed collector?' 'Yes sir or rather I
mould say Governor Scott has a negro
nRlector. Wo have none, the white
inen of South Carolina^sir, have very
iittlosharo in the selection of the officials
who govern them.', 'But who is tho lit
ue man that seems to bo doing the busi
ness?' 'He is a low fellow, sir, formerly
k< grocery keeper's clerk. . He now acts
^ ?s coachman and clerk . for the, darkey,
pld Coesar. who can not write his own
a nie, is obliged to give half his sallcry to
cruggs to attend to business for him.'
What salary dots ho get ?'. 'One thou
nd dollars and perquisites. During
his conversation old Casar, arose to a
oint of order. A meek looking country
n had asked if State money would be
f^iceived for taxes. The negro was too
rank to sit upright, but'heard the ques
&on, and pulling aside tho curtains, he
presented a bleared, sensual countenance
which ought to procure his admission to
|he penitentiary without a warrant. ,No!
Ho, sir-ee 1, he- began in a maudlin tone.
|Vc don't take no State money: we
bn't want dat trash. Don't want nuffin
Ut the greenbnc, we don't. You jist
grk out de greenback, dat's all we ask
''J'ho coachman, however, had been
ing it gren?y - copytrf Xho' statutes',
ml he now whispered to his employer
at State money was receivable for
??Don't kno, nuffin 'bout dat," growled
tho .Wu1"0* '1 know my business. Sam
Melton, the Atturning Ginarl, he told
nie not to take nuffin but the greenbacks'
Dat am my gospel. Y?u feller, just fork
out dem stakes, dat's all," And present
ly he subsided into his free aud easy po
sition, with his feet at tho little man's
ears as before. The latter disregarded
his ordors and took tho farmer's
money, being evidently accustomed to
old Cecsar's ways.
. I had seen a good deal of negro rule in
the South, but this spectacle saddened me
notwithstanding its ludicrous fcatiires.
From my observation I nm satisfied that
every dollar paid for taxes in So^h Car
olina runs at least twenty different ri8ks
of being stolen beforo it reaches the
Treasury and is certain to be stolen
after it gets there.
Cany out the Liquor License Law.
Mb, Editor :?As we havo a new
board of Town officers, there is a matter
i 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 license 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
bods, with good and sufficient bedding.
Also, stable-room and provender for.at
least four head of stock; and must be
I-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
4. His application must be acojnpan
ied by a certificate signed by six respec
table freeholders, living in tho neigh
borhood of the place where the liquors
aro to bo sold, to tho effect that he has
complied with the necessary require
ments of the law.
v 5. Ho must give bond.
Theso arc somo of the requirements
necessary to obtain a licenso to sell liqu
ors, in quantities loss than a quart, and un
less these requirement* aro complied with
in every particular, "Cpuucil cannot
grant a single license and'maintain their
oath of office. The enforcement of this j
license law is required of all municipal
bodies by the law itself.
If Council has the interest and im
provement of the town at heart (and there
is no doubt of that fact) 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 inthe way of the improvement
and growth of Orangeburg
- aim -i
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. Waunamaker,
W. A., Miss C. L. NeqfFer,
R. S., W. P. Branson,
A. R, S., James Tucker, *
F. S..F.S. Dibble,
Treas., Miss M. E. Albcrgotli, 'i
Chap., J. S. Cuttino,
Con., J. A. Edwards,
A. C, Miss C. d Neuffcr,
I, S., W. P. Spencer,
O. S., James A. Hamilton.
DIVISION ROOM, )
Pine Grove Division* $. of T. j
Whereas, 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 ibese jwocedings be sent
to his family, and that they bo published
in the Orangehurg Times. :
ELIZABETH F. PHILLIPS,
Edwin F. PniLLrra, 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 other
1st class machine. Three medals nt the
JOHN A. HAMILTON, Agt.
We copy the following, relative to the*Weed
.Sewing machine, from the Hartford Daily
Couraht, of the 16th inst,.*
In yesterday's issue wo announced the -re
turn home of Mr. George A" Fnirfield, super
intendent of the Weed Sewing Machine Com
pany, who hau represented ? that company ut
the Vienna Exposition. A personal interview
with him satisfies us of. the justice of tltc com.
pany's claim to the
man eot noxoos at viekxa.
Mr E. brings with him the Official Cata
logue of Awards at the Croat Exposition, in
which his name appears as haying received a
Medal for Oo-oj)perafon, in producing and per
fecting machines. This medal is given "to
persona who,- as managers ?f raannfadftrij
are .nominated on the part of the exhibitor* on
account of the leading part they have taken in
the features of excellence of the productions."
? No other sewing machine company or rep
resentative thereof received such an award,,
and this settles the point beyond dispute- that
the Weed company lead the world in superi
ority of machiues and in mechanical ability. ?
In addition to this 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 tiro Weed Sewing
Machine Company of this city hatfe received
the Three Highuit Awards at the Vienna Ex
position of 1873, one of these being suprerior
to any and all others issued to any exhibitor
in their line of goods.
The Weed Company also received tho High
est Prizo given to American Family Sewing
Machines at the Paris Exposition of 1867.
Hartford may well feel proud of this organ
ization, and also of its supcrintcdent, who has
achieved such credit for the company and done
honor to our city in the eyes of representatives
from every part of the world.
ALL Persons wishing to take part In tho
Tournament and Rifle match, to be held
at the Annual Fair of the Orangeburg, A. &
M. Association in October, will please hand in
iheir names for tho Tournament to Mr J. Geo.
Vosc, nnd those for tho Hille Match to Mr.
Wm. V. War.
Number of Knights will bo limited to thirty,
and Riflemen to one hundred. Entrance fee
lor the Tournament $2.60; Entrance fee for
the ltibcmen $1.00. The money collected from
Knighta and Riflemen will bo awarded as mon
ied prises in addition to thoso offered by the
T. A. JEFFORDS,
MacMASTER'S BRICK STORE, .ON
Russell Street. Apply at
? "TIMES" OFFICE.
Ott 2, 1873 33 H
A question and ak~ 7
\iniY IS IT THAT THE WORKt?tf
" cliisa of Ulis community buy their Gro
X s Albergotti's Store
Corner Russell Street nndj
Roil Read Avenue.
BECAUSE they have found but that- hi*
goods arc CHEAP tun} FRESH, which cnu
ahle? them to get as much for-ONE DOLLAR,
o? they get for two at otter stores,
?Call and examine stock before purchasing
BSs- Goods delivered, free of charge. t^jt
Jan. 1, 1873 11 ly
ADMISSION 5 Oots, Chil
dren, under twelve Jiali"
GRAND TOURNAMENT, 2d DAY.
Rifle-OTatcl) 3d Bay
DISTRIBUTION OF PRIZES 4TII
% DAY, COalilENCIN.G .12 M.
FUT,I>. BRASS BAND and
For pnrtuulars apply to
< DIIiECTOrvrt: I
W. F. BARTON, President
F. Et. W. BRIGGMAXN;
. L. R. BECK WITH,
RAUL S FELDER,
,7. L. M0ORERr
.T. G. WANNA MAKER.
THE UNDERSTONFD tS AGENT FOR,
tho celcbratpti Prize-Medal Taylor Gin, of
which he bus Hold 25 in this county. Also, (lie
Neblett A Goodrich Gin, highly recommended
by Col. D. "NV. Aiken and other?.
On hand.- One 50 Saw, nnd One 45 Saw
? TAYLOR GIN.
and One 42 Saw,
NEBLETT & GOODRICH GIN, .
furnished at Agent's price*.
J. A. HAMILTON,
July 10,1873 21 if
fJUIE UNDERSIGNED RESPECTFtOLiT.
Informs the public that ho is now prepared te?
furnish BRICKS in any quantity. All orders
will meet prompt attention.
'? J. C, EDWARDS.
may 1 .73 ly
I. E. CONNOR & SON, ~
WHOLESALE AND RETAIL GROCERS
GENERAL COMMISSION MERCHANTS,
093, King Stueet,
CHARLESTON, S. CV
. (P. O. Hof 206.)
WE MOST RESPECTFULLY INVITE
the attention of our friends and the pub*
Ho generally, to our assorted stock of Groceries;
which cannot bo surpassed, neither in quality or
Jrico: Our prices are low. Merchants and
'armors will do well to .call and examine our
stock, before purchasing elsewhere, ?\V* guar
Having given special attention for. the past
two years to the Rile of cotton, we are prepared.,
to sell at tho highest market prices. Consign
ments solicited. Wo will also receive for solo
or shipment, all kinds of domestic produce.
Being truly thankful for past favors, we
ncstly solicit a continuance of same.
P. 8.?AH business entrusted to pur care
shall meet perwmal and prompt attention,
Sept. 18,4873 81- 2m