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Orangeburg, S. C, Mar. 5, 1874.
LARGEST CIRCULATION IN THE COUNTY.
to change Contract Advertisements, notice
Aunt bo given before Monday noon.
Our friends wishing to have advertisements
inserted in the TIMES, must hand them in by
Tuesday morning, 10 o'clock.
ADVERTISEMENTS will be inserted at
the rsto of one dollar and a half per square
for the first insertion, and one dollar per square
for each subsequent insertion.
Liberal terms m-?dc with those who desire
I? advertise for three, six ,>r twelve months.
Marriage notices and Obituaries not
exceeding one Square, inserted free. t
Henceforth, all Inegal Ad
-vertisoments. ol* % County
Interest* whetHex* notices
or others, will be publish
ed, lbr tlie benelit ol* our
readers whether they are
paid for or not.
Will have their papers regularly
mailed. Send us new names, build up
our paper, and let every household in
the County be a supporter of our enter
"We publish this weeki:. part from the
"Day Book" the speech of Hon. W. M.
Bobbins from North Carolina, delivered
at Congress. It deserves a careful rend
ing; it is full of truths w hich if they do
not arrest the attention of Congress, at
least dsserve to be reprinted, that the
world may see the animus of radical
tyranny, aiming as it docs to destroy the
eociil fabric of Southern society, and to
rob our children of the rights they inherit
under the Constitution. The children of
white tuen do not desire to be lowered to
the platform of inferiors, why should
white rulers (miscalled statesmen) insist
upon degrading and mongreli/.ing their
race. Senator Bobbin? has aimed a giant
blow, nud bis enemies must recoil from
him, who is their equal in debate, and
their superior in what ennobles the man
INNOCENCE AT IftOMIH.
The reply of the memorialists on be
half of the State, exhibits an amount of
virtue for which the taxpayers were not
prepared. The officials including the
"native" Governor set forth a plea of
righteous vindication against the assaults
of the "taxpayers convention/' which
challenges the morality of the ten com
mandments, and leaves "our rulers" fit to
wear the Ephod and Mitre of purity.
Fortunately for the taxpayers convention,
it was composed of men whose record has
been known and tried. Unfortunately
for General, Governor Moses, and his
crew, their record is a public document,
which with the people here or elsew here,
has not a tithe of weight. One charge
intended to play on the o!d string (negro
prejudices) is tlutt the native whites, pre
fer to allow their waste lands to grow in
weeds, rather than, sell them to colored
purchasers. That this is malignantly
fn?se in every particular, is best proved
in the vast number of colored persons
who own traets of land, which they pur
chased direct from tho origmil owners,
and who arc enjoying the benofit of them
under the protection and assistance of
the old owners. On the other band it
may safely be asked who received the
benefit of the land commission frauds,
which were created ostensibly for the
poorlaboicr. Lands bought at market
rates and resold to the State by the ap
pointed officials, at two und four hundred
per cent advance, leaving the expectant
colored people minus anything, except
the fruit of their own labor and purchas
es. Should any who may doubt the
truth ol this, make our section u visit, we
will show them hundreds of colored peo
ple upon their own property, bought
from the old slaveholder, and hundreds
of land owners ready to sell tons many
more on fair and easy terms. Other
charges equally incorrect have been
?'cooked" to save their party from the
doom it merits, but all lb no avail. It is
only necessary to look upon the general
Assembly, single out a ri:w, who arc on
the side of right, and the mass of condi
tion left would bring-tlown ruin upon a
Sodom or Gomorrah.
To the friends and patrons of the
Times ; A little over a year ago, tho
former proprietor and editor of this paper
(Jos. S. Hey ward Esq, whoso other duties
pressed him to relinquish tho eh urge)
transferred it to Dr. W. F. Barton, Mess.
Jas. H. Fowlcs, Kirk Bobinson and my
self. Upon mo devolved the editorial
department, a trust I realized to be impor
tant, and which conviction has been shown
siuco in tho leaders, viz: a contest for the
welfare of the people against a tide of
corruption, which has called for a protest
of denunciation from tho State at large.
How well I have succeeded in my partis
for the public to judge; How earnest
and sincere bus been my voice is for my
grateful satisfaction. Tho cotirse of the
naner has boon *?n the side of riirht and
justice, if it made no friends of its oppo
nents by compromise, and expected to
make none with fence striders, it did not
seek to excite enmity. Its aim has been
"Vera pro gratis." Whatever of denun
ciation has appeared on its pages,' had
reference to broad principles which de
grade men and morals. Individuals were
not singled out to be contemned. The
Times was published to support the views
of such who held kindred ideas with it,for
those who would bo seen in that estimate
which Southern white men boast. The
task assumed was entirely voluntary, freed
of pay or influence of any kind, hence
the way it has dotted with finger posts
was one which I preferred to follow with
friends, according at the same time any
other route to those not agreed. Finding
other duties more urgent, which detract
from the welfare of the paper, I retire;
Yet cannot close the folio without an
effort to repress the pleasing thought,that
ever and anon kindly words of cheer
have hailed me on the way, from those
who amid indifference to the events stir
ring, and disaster to the land, have been
both allies and supporters. Earnestly
pleading for the little craft, which will
continue on her way, a hearty support, I
trust that its flag may never be lowered
so .long as tho port of its destiny ia honesty
and good government.
JOHN A. HAMILTON.
The demand for postal cards is about
9.000.000 per month.
Sullivan's island is aspiring to a rail
road and ferry company.
The races in Charleston were postpon
ed on account of the weather.
Gcnl. Joe. Johnston's history of the
war will soon be offered by canvassers.
W. G. Kennedy editor of the "True
Southron has been ruled for contempt by
Since 1870 100,000 negroes have gone
to Texas, and 300,000 whites have emi
grated there also from other parts of the
The rada will prepare a counter memo
rial to Congress, as a set off against the
memorial of tho taxpayers. Grant had
better do something with his birdlings,or
like "Mercury" they will steal the livery
of the "Gods" themselves at Washington.
A Narrow Escape with a Kerosene
Mr. Editor:?On Sunday evening lost,
about two hours after rehearsing to my
family the circumstances of the sad death
of Mr. McCaw of the News and Courier
by the explosion of a kerosene lamp. I
afterwards walked to the house of a
friend to spend the evening, during which
time my lamp in the dining room took
tire from a breath ofairsweeping through
the room, and, but for the heroic and
daring net of Miss Adrianna Barber, a
little gir! who lives with me, my house
in another half minute would,in all prob
ability have been in flames.
The first thing noticed was, the flame
of the lamp turned downward by the air,
when in a moment the oil ignited mo
king a flame that scorched tho ceiling for
four or five feet. My wife and mother
becoming frightened left the room to give
the alarm, when Miss B. rushed in,
seized the lamp and in a moment dashed
it to the earth, where it exploded, burn
ing ibc green grass to the ground. I
write these lines as a winning to ?1! who
use at their tables, in their bed roo.np,
and till places where light is wanted this
enemy of Hie and property, to be exceed
ingly careful, else at an unexpected mo
ment the labor of years may become its
victim. Yours Truly.
G. A. HOUGH.
OUR CHARLESTON LETTER.
Charleston,. March 4,1774.
In days of yoroiu tho "good old times'-^|
when prosperity smiled on our peoplo and
peace spread her protecting wings over
our fair city no greater season of festivity.]
and general holiday occurred dur ng the
year than "Raco week"?great were thiv
preparations innde therefor, and as much,'
interest was exhibited on a small scale in
their success as tho frequenters of the cel-j.
ebratcd "Derby" and the famous 'Ascot''"
and New Market races could possibly}
have felt in their far grander aud rnoro
, To tho races flocked the young and oldf
of both sexes and every class and the
gorgeous four-iu-hnud with out-riders^
might bo seen rolling on side by side with
the humble dog-cart. Up to the opeuing
of the late war the race? were a fixed tind_
popular annual amusement?Since the
close of the struggle however grass has
grown on our once well kept tract and!
the spacious stands of old, tho resort o?
the young and bountiful havo remained,
deserted. We therefore bail tho present?
revival of the old Jockey club not onlyj
as a pleasant reminiscence of the past,
but as the harbinger of brighter days in?
The uupropitious weather on Weducs?
day last prevented the first race as adver-'
tised, but the following day was clear andj
beautiful, and the clerk of the weather)
remembered the occasion and provided:
ounshine during the three succeeding)
The grounds under the able superin*
tendence of Col. Hitchcock a veteran of
the turf had been well and carefully pre-/
pared and in spite of the heavy rains the
ground was as hard aud firm as tho most;
particular Jockey could have, desired.
The horses although not of the saino;
class as those who rendered the Washing
ton course so famous for its races In Ante-]
bellum days?were fair; and two or three!
of them superior to the average raco;
horse. The victors of the first day were\
Limestone?Lady Washington nnd Grnn-|
gcr?of the second?Hay Filly-?Lire
stone and Artolan?of the third Artolah
Gnberlunzic and Limestone--the fourtl
clay however was by fur the most excitin
and afforded the best sport?the course
around the grand stand was crowded with
every variety of vehicle while tho spue
in front und the stand itself was filled
the one with the members of the club an
their friend und tho oi)if?--.?y?I> i
of ladies and gentlemen?an ndjoinVig1
stand erected for the occasion containual
a large number of persons aud the inevit
able band of imisic. The first race with
hurdles was won by Limestone who made
n beautiful run, nnd was kept up to her
work by an English jockey who evidently
understood his business. The second,
third at.d fourth races were all exceed^ |
iugly interesting, the last particularly as,
the horse Granger and Bessin Lee ran so
close on the home stretch as to leave i|
in some doubt which had won. The en;
tire race has been a decided eueccs, ami!
we earnestly hope that the exertions of>.
the Club to revive again an old and pop-1]
ular amusement, may be crowned with
the success which such a praiseworthy!
The appearance of Van Pelt, the con-J
verted saloon-keeper of Ohio, on the plat-f
form ofthat State, proves a strong ticket!
for tho praying women who are laboring'
so earnestly in the cause of temperance.]
Van Polt made his debut before an im
mense audience in Xenia the other eve
ning, and the applause that greeted him
as he appenred on tho platform appears
to have inspired him with lofty ideas.
He is by no means a polished orator, nor
is he gifted with ready tongue; but ap
parent earnestness and the straightfor
ward manner in which he relates his
recent experience bespeaks him closo at
tention and moderate succes. Van Pelt
said a good word for the women, declar
ing that as a man he felt rather weak in
Ohio, where the woman were displaying
their power to the amazement of man
kind. Men had nothing to do in this
great movement but to be still and give
the money. If in tbo future it should ho
found that this movement failed, it would
be because sortie rough, uncouth man put
hia rough, paw in it. Van Pelt then rela
ted his experience with the women when
they attacked his saloon, telling how he
drove them olf at first and how they
finally subdued him. He said that Cin
cinnati liquor dealers promised him liquor
gratis to run his saloon a year if he
would only bold out, but he couldn't do
it. Such a timo he never experienced,
and that day he would never forget
while ho lived. Mr. Van Pelt's sp.iecb
was a success, and indicated that Pelt
bad capacity for temperance speaking.
Dto Lewis said that with Van's consent
he would (oko him along through Ohio,
and then take him to Massachusetts,
where the campaign would shortly bo
A terrible nccidcut occurred on Friday
afternoon on tho Great Western main
line. Tho London express., which leaves
"Exeter at 10:30 a.m., and is duo at Pad- j
diugton at 2:45 p.m., thus accomplishing
"its journey of 194 miles in four hours and
twenty-fivo minutes, made its way snfely
as far as West Drayton, a station a few
jnilcs below Southall Junction. Between
Beading and London tho Great Western
line is almost mathematically straight,and
broad gauge trains travel at a very con
siderable rate of speed, often averaging
?Especially between Slough and London
where lost time is made up?ns much as
(sixty miles an hour. At what rate the
express was going when the accident oc
curred we do not know, and tho result
would probably have been equally serious
in any case. All thut is certain at pre
sent is that a goods train was standing at
West Drayton on the up line, and direc
tly in the path of tho c-xpross. Into llua
obstacle the express dashed with fearful
violence. The express engine was shat
tered and twisted into fragments, and the
tlriver was killed upon the spot. The
heavy trucks of the goods train were
tossed to and fro, and several of them
fell upon the down line; while one or two
of tho carriages of the express fell over a
steep embankment, some sixteen feet high
but fortunately remained standing in nu
upright position. Meantime, and before
Jtho West Drayton officials had fully
realized the extent of the mischief which
had been done' a third train, on its way
down from London, came up at full speed
and dashed headlong into the wreck of
the goods train with which the down line
was strewed. As soon as possible the. line
was blocked each way, and a special
train was despatched from Paddington to
render assistance. A. dense fog prevailed ;
but ji large bonfire was made up from
the remnants of the broken carriages,
and it was soon ascertained that only too
deaths had occurred?those of the driver
and guard of the Bristol express. The
shock of the collision must have been
Severe, and Several of the passengers are
reported as terribly shaken and other
wise injured. In a few hours, however,
tho line was once again ready for traffic
Elliott the colored Congressman from
South Carolina said in a late speech
?'South Carolina to-day presents a spec
tacle which disheartens our friends, and
agCStks?-t.il?-- iiiiino of ihiu Statu sx l>y Wurd
and reproach to our race. '
npill-: PIKENIX THON WORKS II AVK
A for sale the following EN01NKS, BOIL
ICRS and MACHINERY. Will be sold cheap
1 New Eight-HorRO Power Portable KN
GINK and liniler, (Cylinder f? by 12,) mounted
on wheels, complete for steam.
1 New StX-lIowo Power Portable Engine
and Rotier, (Cylinder ? by 10,) complete for
steam, but no wheels
1 New Twentv Horse Power Horizontal En
gine. (Cylinder 10 by IS.)
1 New ICight-IIorse Power Portable Roller,
1 New Steam Winch to hoist 1,000 pounds.
1 New Saw Mill, Wood Frame, with 50dnch
Saw, 25 feet Cnrroge, and 50 feet of Track, with
2 Read Blocks,(a great bargain.)
2 New Ktghtceu-inch Circular Saw Bern-la
An inepectiousolicited, when information as
to price will ho given on application at this
office. PJKEN1X IRON WORKS,
Charleston, S. (.'.
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TERMS PER MONTH.
English with classics.$4.00
JAMES S. HEYWARD,
MISS E. FOG A?T IE,
Jan 8 1874 tf
NOTICE OF COPARTNERSHIP.
THE undersigned have this day entered into
Copartnership under the name and style of
DEM AB? & WOLFE, to carry on the Betail
Liquor business and Billiard Tables at the ''En
terprise Club Booms" Orangeburg, S. C.
Z. M. WOLFE.
January 1, 1874. 61tf.
JOHN A HAMILTON,
HAS JUST RECEIVED A SUPPLY OF
Yellow Pink Eye SEED POTATOES,
RED SPRING OATS
Over Oni1 11 anilreil varieties of fiesh Garden
Seeds, among which arc licet, Oanhllinver', Cab
bage, Onion, Lt'ttnee, Turnip, Squash, Tomato,
Itadish, Cfdlurds, Melon,'-B^uns, l'??sj Celery
&c.t ?See. a:so,
A"variety of Garden flower seeds,
IS prepcared to buy Kicc, I'csH&c.jUt highest
.JOHN A. HAMILTON
May 20, 1S7? l? iT
riMIE Subscriber offers for .-ale tb.
1 well-known, Plantation "MeOantV
Villo, situated in Orhiigohnrg County,
lilleen miles due enM of the Conn liotisi ,
on the live notch I load, containing seven
hundred and liftv-xoven acres, innre oi
less, with the privilege of two hundred
acres more, recently conveyed In my son:
The latter place having on it a singb
story dwelling, four rooms, one fire-place,
kitchen, stable, bnrn, ctcu, and abut!:
twelve or fifteen acres cleared bind.
Ott 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 cither to Messrs. Izlar A*
Dibble, Orangeburg C. H., S. C, or to
the undersigned at McCaut's Villa, Or
angeburg County, S. o.
J. C. EDWARDS.
Murch 6, 1873 3 laru?m
A Southern House.
GHO S HACKER'S
DOOBS, SASH And
King, Opposite Cannon St ret t,
Charleston, S. C.
The only house of the kind in this City owned
and managed hy a Carolinian;
A Largo Stock always on hand, ami sold
at 20 per cent, less than Northern prices.
Geo. S. Hacker
Charleston, S- C
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Tho recent test of Fire*Proof Safes
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the superiority of Alum Filling. No
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Alum and Plftster-of-PArig.
MARVIN & G?.,
265 Broadway, N. Y.,
721 Chestnut St., Phlla.
"Wholesale and Retail Dealers in '
AT THE OM) STAND,
287 KING STREET. j
HAVING made arrangenieutB to continue^
. tho business latelv conducted by ?io ?rpn
of STOLL, WERR ?\Co., I reepectfuly inform
my friends and customers of Orangeburg
county that I have now in store n large assort
ment of goods, bought for cash, during tho
Panic, which ?I am" offering ns low as any
Houso in the city. Thanking my friends mji
customers for the patronage so libcrnily be
stowed upon the old tirm. I hopo by strict at
tention to business to merit a continuance oe
tho same. / in'// adhere etrirtly to the one priet
Successor to Stoll, Webb & Co., 287 King
Street, Charleston, S C.
Nov. 13, 1*73 39 8m.