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Orangebnrg, S. 0., Feb. 26, 1874.
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THE TAXPAYERS1 CONVENTION
Assembled at Columbia as by appoint
ment, and realizing the grave duties
involved, proceeded to business, conscious
of the right it rcprcsentcd,and hopeful of
a peaceful success. Years of waiting, but
added to years of degradation and pain.
One and another appeal has been made
by the press, by the people, and by the
more moderate of the Radical faction to
cheek tho reign of unbridled and licen
tious power, yet in vain. With cool,
defiant, ahauiclees arrogance its gang has
been intent on plunder, and sneered at
interference, backed as it is with legisla
tive, executive, and judicial friends; until
the people resolved to test the rights they
held as subjects of n state, paying ullegi
ance to a government, which promises
> equal rights, as it demands gupport from
all its citizens. Tho address of the Hon
Wni. I>. Porter was a niuBtcrly produc
tion, and iuVo]ved th^iB^^rtnVii^wtev
'^?TliliX'South Carolina being a State of
the Union, the fundamental law of the
land, is bound to give her a government
where taxation, and representation shall
go together.". "That the preponderating
vote of non tax payers, is banded in col
lusion with the rulers to oppress the tax
payers." "That the proprietary in to rest
of $170,000,000, is taxed ADLiniTUM,
without its conscnt,hy and for the benefit
of those who feel no weight of taxation."
He recounted items of enormity in appro
priation, of hnpnralcllcd assessment, of
frauds in every department, that sum up
a picture of bankruptcy and ruin. His
more special advice was to ecourago im
migration, organizo taxpayer's clubs for
the discovery of official misconduct, and
to memorialize Congress for relief. Col.
R. Lathers delivered a characteristic ad
dress worthy of the man, and full of sage
counsel. Gen. M. C.Butler, f ol. E. S.
Keitt; Col. C. W. Dudley and Mr Mau
rice of Williamsburg, all joined in pre
renting views of discreet judgement. The
appointments of special committees were
made with the following chairmen: Gcu.
Cliesnut of the executive committee, Col.
Simonton on taxation, Gen. Gary on
immigration, and Hon. A. Burt on the
me;nur nl to Congress. A resolution en
dorsing the action of Treasurer Gardozo
for refusing to pay ti n vouch ed claims,was
offered by Mr. J. G. Thompson of Beau
fort, this resolution also requested the
Sfatc Treasurer to fumiali the Convention
with copies of vouchers for pr.il ling bills
of 1K73 amounting to $331,000. Mr.
Thompson proceeded to carry out his
appointment, but was 'Snubbed" by the
Treasurer who refused to exhibit his
vbttcheni. The effect of the Convention is
yet to be seen, and from it the people
may reasonably expect great good. Gen.
Kcrshaw prepared au address of great
force to the pcoplo of the State, recom
mending taxpayers to organizo clubs
(a plan of which will he submitted here
after.) These clubs in force in every
county are to perform a work, which is to
demand the co-opcralioii of every tax
payer, white ami colored, who wishes
reform. It is to put a stop to unlawful
assessment, and fraudulent taxation. In
this work there is to bo no load shifting
to any shoulders but those of tho people
to be benefited. Let all then be prepared
in mind to assist tho plan of work to be
published by the committee, and may we
before another year, be prepared to de
mand that the great steal shall stop.
We received the annexed chnrges of
Col. Higginson from some unknown
sourco, and reply to them that both views
may be seen. Tho status of the "South
ern women," needs no defense here against
the invidious contrast with "Northern
Col. T. W. Higginson. in tho Independent,
tells how the respectable Northern people
who went South to settle, at the close of
the war, were driven away, leaving be
hind only those whom the people of that
section (the South) called "Carpet-bag
The writer for the Independent "knew
many of the northern men who remained
South after the war, or went there to
settle. As a rule there never wont a
better class of emigrants. The South
needed in the colonels ideas," an infusion
of uew energy, practical education, and
capital, many of the emigrants had the
requisites, and lost all they had of capital
by coming South." Besides this "they
lost health, aud time." He knew "gen
tlemen of high character and cultivation,
who took Southern plantations, went to
reside on them, a-id- ?1?i~>.^ij
branded with social ostracism, as if they
had committed a crime." "Ladies with
their husbands were avoided by Southern
women infinitely their inferiors in all the
refinements of life, who refused to eat at
the samo tables, and drew aside their
skirts to avoid contact" &c, &c, very
The fact will go permanently into his
tory that as soon as the war was over a
healthy stream of emigration began to
pour from the North into the South.
Those who went, rich or poor, found
themselves socially ostracized, hoc/ever
carefully th'ey held their tongues about
the issue of the war. If they opened their
lips, as they had a perfect ri^h^ijL.djgv
thcrowjis /iften ..nfidoa-Thro excitement of
The Ku Klux persecution. A few months
or years of of this wero enough. The tide
turned and the better part of the North
ern emigration receded, leaving the worst
part behind. No scoundrel was driven
I out by this policy; no mean man suffered
j Such men lived und throve, like, Shake
spare's Shylock, comforting themselves
by cheating their tormentors. "Hath not
a Jew eyes? Hath not a Jew bauds? . .
If you wrong us shall we not revenge?"
The only persons who were banished wero
those whom the South absolutely needed
to retain?men of character, cultivation
and public spirit. It may have been very
natural in the late secessionists to adopt
this course. I know too well?even from
the Borrows of my own kindred?what
they suffered who risked their all for the
wrong and lost it. But truth is truth;
and I only point out that two and two
make four, and that those who allowed
themselves to engage in this work of so
cial ostracism have thereby made them
selves responsible for tho carpet baggers.
For the peace of the two sections, lately
far removed by the hand of bloody war;
a war brought about by maligunnt perse
cution, and jealous prejudices, it would
have been well if Col. Higgiuson had
suggested a remedy for the ills the South
is enduring by being overrun by "carpet
baggers" rather than pander to tho pas
sions, as he has done with a most "self
righteous complacency" on his part and
that of his frieuds, in attempting to infuse
new energy &c, to the South. The South
ern women, and men, claim no moro
human nature, than that possessed by
the people of the North, and Burn's ro
buke "to sec ourselves ns others see us"
is a good lotion for the writer so wrapt in
self, to the exclusion of the natural re
pugnance cherished by an oppressed peo
ple for their oppressors. Wo need not
refer to the army of adventurers, specu
lators, and others who came down like
I "wolves on tho fold" after the war, to
infuse new energy, by buying up confif
catcd homes, and vitalize tho South, by
hogging tho negro, and poisoning his
mind with the mu, that thcy,and not the
Southerners wore his tritd and truo friends.
It is only necessary to point to tho bleed
ing State, stricken in her woes, wasted
in her struggles, and shackled with a
cursed negro rule, and ask tho Colonel;
who did it? and if his people, his govern
flicht, as lie must admit, then shall we be
baso enough to thank you Mit. It 18
not our desire to tear open io wound,
nay let time heal it, aud let g< d will re
turn between us, but so longest ye who
claim that the "Union must ail shall be
preserved" would dcgrado jiur race
beneath the foot of the negrolso long
must we chargo you with being m enemy,
and the gesture of contempt is excusable.
Wo know even so late as lastkuminor,
where the pulpit in New Hampshire, was
used by a Rev. D. D., to ineultthe feel
ings of a lady from Charleston v 10 went
on the Sabbath to hear the Wo i. We
know of Northern ministers \ 10 have
been compelle<l to abandon tie sacred
desk,1 nther than make itan elcctun buck
sterago for the ruling party. "V\e know
and feel that our race h?a been degrade.!,
our liberties taken away, ond ourjjroper
ty confiscated by the will of the n&thern
people; what we have for long yeajs felt,
they now begin faintly to see, anfcto cry
out against, Shame Shame; The tone of
northern sentiment is putting on ii more
kindly hue, and we rejoice in it. ?Tu did
not expect the gulf of animosity! to be
bridged at the bidding of a partyAior to
be healed except with time. *Mjt the
North has much to undo, n:;d as much
to do; her part is to be ningnnnimnV, we
are the conquered; the band of friendship
will never bo spurned by men whine re
cord on the field, was as gencroujr to n
ioe, as it was unflinching. Thntsome
came nfter the war to settle we ifehmt;
that they lost money we know, but u wns
due to their egotism in supposingthat
iney could "infuse new rnorgy" inXo m,
inanimate people, aud undertakiuriMrhut
the did not understand, bom tti? "rocbv^,
of the soil and the negro, they pawd the
penalty of being overwisc. Then tooUthey
hod the aid of the agitators of thoJTirre
pressible conflict" to help them, nnm that
completed the disaster. We v.hol were
robbed of everything, and hud no Ivoice
of protest, being unable to help oursfwyes,
could scarcely have been expected^ to
help even our friends. Col. iliggius&n is
on the wrong side of the question, iwv? as
a soldier, should not aim at a full
^J!irfti^8*"u'mi?.'' itiet^lTTni tlrop
the probe, and try the salvo of "fellow
feeling" and wo will assure him that all
true men and women from the North,
who eschew polities will find a safe and
welcome home among us. Napoleon tight
ened his grip because the Prussians re
fused to illuminate their cities on his
approach. Porus demanded of Alexan
der to be treated as Iii? equal, aud we
claim only and justly the terms of Lee
aud Grant at Appomatox.
[For the TlMKS.]
A Fine Opportunity.
Mr. Editoii:?I was surprised to learn,
at a late meeting of the stockholders of
the Orangeburg Agricultural, and Me
chanical Association, that the stock had
not been all taken. Surely the matter
must have escaped the attention of such
of our citizens as have capital to invest.
How otherwise can we account for the
fact, that such shrewd, men of business as
we know ninhy of them to be, havo allowed
such an opportunity to remain unim
proved. This stock must certainly prove
an excellent investment. No one who
reads the highly satisfactory Report of
the President and Directors, for tho past
year, can doubt that handsome dividends
must soon be realized. The receipts of
the first Fair were very considerable,
thof that Fair was held during the worst
period of a financial panic, which par
alyzed the business of tho entire country,
and rendered ready cash almost unattain
able oveu by men of large means. It
cannot be doubted then, that in any ordi
nary time the income from that source
will be much larger, and lender the stock
very profitable as an investment, and
fc'.v investments aro as safe. The value
of the Land owned by the Association
within the corporate limits of one of the
flourishing Towns in the State, would,
even if unimproved, bo sufficient to secure
the safety of the investment. And how
much is iliat security increased by the
enhanced value of tho land from the
new Fair Building upon it, the finest, it
is said, in tho Hate? a handsome, well
planned, and substantially built structure
the rentals from which during the inter*
vala between the annual Fair, already
constitute an additional uource of incomo
to tho Association. And the value of
this property, already so considerable, is
increasing every day.
The business affairs of tbe Association
havo been most admirably managed.
Its able, and most estmablo President
Dr. W. F. iiarton, whose sterling quali
ties of mind and heart have impressed
all who know him, as a host in himself;
and he has been ably supported by an
efficient and zealous board of Directors.
Tbe Association has been made a success,
Orangcburg is justly proud of it; aud
the President and Directors, at the late
anuual meeting of the Stockholders re
ceived, as they deserved, a hearty vote of
thanks,and wore unanimously reelected to
So far, I havo appealed only to tho
self interest of our Citizens iu a marely
pecuniary point of view. An appeal on
higher grounds may be made, to which
as good citizens, those who are able, will
respond. Tbe Institution is promotive
cf great good. Besides iiie stimulus it
furnishes to Agriculture and the Me
chanic arts, its main object, aud sufficient
of itself, to entitle it to the heartiest sup
port, it is highly promotive of the most
kindly social feeling, nud neighborly
good will among our people. This is
true to such an extent, that if it were
productive of no other result it would bo
worth all its costs.
Here is an opportunity then, to all
good citizens, who have the means, to
promote, at one and the same time, their
individual pecuniary interests, and the
moral good of tbe community in which
they live. H.
Tue white people of South Caroliua
have at last hit upon the only scheme
which promises to relieve them from ne
gro domination; that is, to invito immi
grants into tbe State by such inducements
that they can not decline them. There
are now in South Carolina about 350,000
negroes and 250,000 whites. Many of
? he negroes are emigrating South. As
the hind in the State is now almost worth
'?'s from the excessive taxation imposed
by t?.s m.groes> the whites can afford even
to give a>.,v much of it in order to obtain
political allies .SmHh Carolina has about
the same extent <*turritory a3 ireiHIld,
and can abundantly stWiu jmlf M manv
millions of people upon Iica ro\\ ^ g],c
now hits hundreds of thousands. "White
immigration is tbe only thing needful i.r
South Carolina. It is the only *urc rem
edy for her political ills.?Cincinnati
*HB PJHENIX IKON VYOKKS HAVE
for Hale the following ENGINES, BOIL
EltS and MACHINERY. Will be sold cheap
1 New Eight-Horse Power Portable EN
GINE and Boiler, (Cylinder (> by 12,) mounted
on wheels, complete for steam.
1 New Six-Horse Power Portable Engine
anil Boiler. (Cylinder A by 10,) complete for
steam, but no wheels
1 New Twenty-Horse Power Horizontal En
gine, (Cylinder 10 by 18 )
1 New Eight-Horse Power Portable Boiler,
1 New Steam "Winch to hoist 1,000 pounds.
1 New Saw Mill, Wood Frame, with 50-inch
Saw, 2~i feet Carrage, and 50 feet of Track, with
1 Head Bloeks,(a great bargain.)
2 New Eightccii-inch Circular Saw Benches
An inepecdou solicited, when information as
to price will be (riven on application at this
office. PI HENIX IKON WOK KS,
Charleston, S. C.
13 OYS and <? IT*
in the basement oe
Stiles R. XtZellichamp.
English, French, Latin, Greok aud
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S It. 31.
GrIHJL,S and BOYS
AT THE NEW FAIR BUILDING.
TERMS TER MONTH.
English with classics.$1.00
JAMES S. HEYWARD,
MISS* E. FOG ARTIE,
Jan 8 1874 tf
N?TIGE OF COPARTNERSHIP,
THE undersigned1 have thin day entered into
Copartnership under the name and style of
DEM A RS & WOLFE, to carry on the Retail
Liquor business and Rilliard Tables nt the ''En
terprise Club Rooms" Ornngeburg, S. C.
F. DEM ARS,
Z. M. WOLFE.
January 1, 1874. 61tf.
HAS JUST RECEIVED A SUPPLY OF
Yellow Pink Eye SEED POTATOES,
RED SPRING OATS
Over One Hundred varieties of fresh Garden
Seeds, among which are Beet, Oauliflower,Cab
bage, Onion, Lettuce, Turnip, Squash, Tomato,
Radish, Collards,. Melon, Beans, Pens, Celery
&c, &e. ALSO,
A variety of Garden flower seeds.
IS prepcared to buy Rice, Pea* A:c., at highest
JOHN A. HAMILTON
May 20, Irr.* ]5 tf
THE Subscriber offers for sale the
well-known, Plantation "McCant's
Villa, situated in Orangeburg County,
filfeen miles due east of the Court House,
on the five notch Road, containing seven
hundred and fifty-seven acres, more or
less, with the privilege of two hundred
acres more, recently conveyed to my son.
The latter place having on it a single
story dwelling, four rooms, one fire-place,
kitchen, stable, barn, etc., and about
twelve or fifteen acres cleared land.
On the larger place is
FIRE-PLACE in each,
And every other building necessary
on a well-settled plantation; Fencing in
very good condition. For further par
ticulars apply either to Messrs. Izlar &
Dibble, Orangeburg C. H., S. C, or to
the undersigned at McCaut's Villa, Or
angeburg County, S. C
J. C. EDWARDS,
Mnrcb 0, 1873 3 lantOm
A Southern House.
GBO S HACKER'S
DOORS, 8 A SH And
King, Opposite Cannon Strett,
Charleston, S. C.
The only house of the kind In this City owned
and maungotl by a Carolinian.
A Largo Stock always on hand, and sold
at 20 per cent, less than Northern prices.
Geo. S. Hacker
Charlest on, S. C.
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\ltr&cket3$rvrU fUil,li?!mfcrt, Wirt diianlt,'
S/aieand Af&rileM&vlfcj; flooriruWuia]
TdinjrjWhite Pine, Wd'nn! Rjieyfumitry
I. M. HALL & CO.
2, <!;G, 8,7ft NdrAet Street.
CHARLESTON, ?, G,
This cut entered according to Act of Congre
in the year 1873, by I, H. Hall & Co., iii the
office of.'/the' Librarian of Congress, at Wash*
ington- ..-,?;.. ?. , ,;v: :?U ill
Tho recent test of Fire-Proof Safes
by tho English Government proved
the superiority of Alum Filling. No
other Safes filled with
Alum ami Plaster-of-Paris.
MARVIN & OO.p
265 Broadway, N. Y.,
721 Chostnut St., Phlla.
K. C. STOZiXi. Agt.,
Wholesalo and Retail Dealers in
AT Tili: OLD .STAND,
287 KING STREET.
HAVING made arrangements to continue
the business lately conducted by the firm
of 8TOLL, WEIH1 ACo., 1 respectfuiy inform
my friends and customers of Orangeburg
comity that I have now in store n large assort
ment of goods, bought mr cash, during tho
Panic, which I urn offering as low as any
House in the city. Thanking my friends nod
customers for the patronage so liberally be
stowed upon the old firm. I hope by strict at
tention to business to merit a continuance oe
the snmo. I will urihe.? tttirtlo to the one priet
'IL C. STOLE, Agent,
Successor to Stoib Webb & Cq.,# 287 King
Street, Charleston, S 0.
Nov. 13, 1873 30 3m.