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Edward King in his sketches furn
ished to Scribner's, entitled thc"Grcnt
South" tersely prefaces his subject with
Ihn remark "Louisiana.to day is Para
dise Lost. In twenty years it may be
Paradise Regained." How far the
flight of his graceful imagination ex
ceeded tho analogy, iu scanning the
perishing loveliness of that curse
stricken Stnto,is excusable in admitting
its former grandeur wealth and emi
nence's contrasted now with its wasted
and poverty stricken helplessness be
neath the foot of tho 'prosaic and level
ing civilization of the present." He
notes tho efFcct of radicnl civilization ;
After alluding to a legislature compos
ed of material (55 of its negro members
not able to read or write) ho says "the
people have lost energy, every one by
taxation and theft on the part of the
rulers, are in debt, the country was
being deserted of the best of its citizens;
The city of New Orleans has a debt of
$64,500,000, and an annual tax of
$1,000.000. Real estate has declined
fifty per cent in value. The city is
neglected, "the treasury empty ; City
certificates are sold at enormous dis
count; A legislative session costs now
$500,000, when in 1860 it cost 8100,
000. Land near the city that cost
$100 per acre, .could not command a
loan of $1.00 per acre upon it; and so
on enumerating borrows to which this
people nro subjected be adds. "But the
present condition of things must not,
cannot endure. "Whenever people find
their burdens utterly unendurable they
throw them nsidc with a giant effort,
and the world is convulsed by the
shock of the fall. People here should
not be crowded so close to the wall, at
the mercy of irrerponsiblc government,
officials, whose main purpese is the
acquisition of wealth. There is no
rebellious spirit in Louisiana against
the United States, xo desire to undo the
war's legitimnto results; but there is a
gradual accumulation of indignation
against the plunderers, who have been
numerous in the State, which bodes
something like the ugly form of revo
lution." Nor is our own fair Carolina
inorofortunate than hersuflcringsister.
OnANOEnuao, S. C, June 20, 1ST 1.
Editor Orangeburg Times:
As will be remembered about a week
ago it was current on the streets that
Mrs. Neuffer's school intended to give
or have a picnic. The truth of the
assertion spread very rapidly (as they
gonerally do here) and it finally reach
ed our cars, and we being naturally
fond of going to picnics, thought at
once we would .like to attend this one.
So we set tho date down in our memo
randum book, "Picnic is to be on the
19tb Juno, 187a." Where was it to be
was the next thought. "Andrews' Fwh
Trap." Where is that my friend?
about ono mile. Long distance we
thought, but still we. must go.
We remembered having heard that
it was to bo a picnic for the children
of tho school, and wo being a little over
that age und size, thought probably it
would be interfering with the amuse
ments of the children, for us to go. But
another thought said we must go, and
?wo said in our hearts wc will go, if any
other big folks go. We were making
all these preparations, mind you, and
no invitation to base them upon; But
as good luck would have it, iu about
thrco days after wc heard this report,
we received an invitation from head
quarters ; then didn't our heart leap
ior joy. Wc got proud, went down
utrcei bought a paper collar and a cra
vat (blue) and a lew smaller articles.
Now for the picnic, only a short, time
off. How to get there was the next
question Oll ?locket. We having been
told it was a mile, if that* be so, wo
couldn't walk up there. While we
were thus arguing, a bright idea Unsh
ed upon us. There is tljc "Buss" nt
Dukes'. That four-seated onc-horso
vehicle. Couldn't wo engage passage
on board? <We tried and succoccod,
and tho machine ordered at 10 o'clock
A. M., promptly. Ten o'clock came,
no 'buss.' Well this won't do, thought
we, but as luck would have it, again,
just at that critical moment in our ex
istence, wc saw a friend drive in town,
in buggy. We watched that horse
and buggy, and in the absence of our
friend,we borrowed that horse and
buggy and put out in full speed for
"Andrew's Fish Trap." Arrived 10.5
A. M. We sat perfectly quiet a minute
or two, to ascertain if any were sur
prised or frightened at our arrival, hut
seeing no one crying, we concluded
"all's wcii," jumped out took a sent.
Now comes the best of it. The first
thing wc saw was a ring fonhed by the
children by catching each other's hand
and herd them singing words some
thing like these: "Right on this car
pet you must kneel, and kiss the one
that you love best." We wished for
an opportunity like that too, but it
didn't come. Wc saw others with tho
ball and bat; others playing croquet&c.
We didn't eat much breakfast that
morning, and about this time began
to feel a little thirsty. We were con
soled by being told that dinner would
bo ready at 1 o'clock. All right. One
o'clock came I table lived, bell rang,
and the little ones wcro marched to
their feast. We started too, but were
told "this is for the children," so wc
waited. After the children were
through, wc were called up, and if wc
didn't eat some of the best rice, ricc
pndding, pound cake, sponge cake,
ham, chicken, biscuits, bread and tur
key, and drank some of the. best lemo
nade, ice-water and coffee that ever
was, Old uncle Toby, who was cook
ing the rice and boiling the coffee, brd
to bo removed from bis duties by a
committee, for it was thought he would
be sun struck, standing over the lire
Mr. Editor, did y.ou sec that man
going up the hill with that loaf of
bread in his hands? if you did, I know
you felt for his safety. -Wc trembled
from the soul of our head to the crown
of our feet.
Dinner over, the little feet of the
children were carrying them, first to
the hill and then to the spring, next
to ball and then to the spring, while
they would sing their litile songs.
"Andrew's* Fish Trap." This Mr.
Editor is considered a good resort for
hut summer days. It has beautiful
and daily shade, spring of nice water,
which is very near and convenient.
Only ono of the many little ones bad
the pleasure of slipping and feeling
Mr. Editor, wc would ask when this
school is to have another picnic? We
wish they would have one every week,
provided, always, wc are invited.
Mrs. Neu tier should be thanked by
every parent having children at that
picnic for the care she bestowed upon
them ; we all know it's no easy work
to keep a watch on some three or four
dozen children nt tho same time.
Our thanks, und thanks of cvciy visi
tor should bo heartily extended to
Messrs. F. Rriggmnun, H. Kobn,
J. M. Brunsen, W. 1'. Brunson, and
D. E. Smoke, for their politeness in
assisting the ladies to arrange and re
arrange the table, pour out the coffee
and a great many other Kindnesses
shown. Mr. Kobn has our thanks for
Mr. Editor the most remarkable fact
connected with this picnic is, that there
was one man present who drank nine
cups of coffee. In conclusion Mr.
Editor wo return our 1 hanks, our sin
cere thanks to Mrs. Neuflcr for the
invitation to tho picnic, and to all who
added to our pleasure.
Our wish : That the place known as
"Andrew's Fish Trap," and the banks
of the old Edi-to nearby, and the forest
thereof may often hereafter ring with
the songs of happy children and others
at picnicks, and may we always be one
ol tho number, to attend sucli as this
has boon. Who says next ?
The Conservatives carried the re
cent municipal election in Petersburg,
Va. The Radicals have attempted to
gctup a dint in I'M nee, and have [reques
ted President (irantto interfere, and
send troops to tho city. So far, the
President has declined to do so, repre
sentations being made to him by the
Conservatsvcs that peace prevails, and
the laws are enforced.
A largo body of Canadians ars mnk*
ing arrangements for settling in Ches
The prisonors irt the Chester County
jail are on the eve of being turned
loose for tlio want o*i money to provide
for their support.
A young man, named Lewis Spuller
while bathing in Cincinnati, wa5 seized
with cramps. A friend, Ephriam Coru
thcrs, went to his assistance, but was
seized by tho drowning man and both
A drunken Cinnamon., feeling rich
and elated at his progress in 'Ameri
can civilization, went through the
streets of Son Francisco crying, "Hoop
la! hoop-la! Me oil same as Mclicon
man. Hair cut short and drunk like
Political candidates do not stand
back on trifles. Last week two of the
most energetic of this class in. our
midst attended u colored prayer-meet
ing in the country, had the thing stop
ped and delivered themselves of
speeches, mixed with ignorance and
The Indiana judges stand no non
sense from the bar. A lawyer there
lately, in the course of his argument
used the word 'disparagement.' 'Stop
using Latin words,' soid the Judge, ,or
sit do-.vn.' The poor lawyer, under
taking to explain was ruthlessly, fined
$20 for contempt.
A Mississippinn, named Collins,
convicted of being a Ku-Klux and
sentenced to the Albany State prison
for three years, was pardoned a few
days since by President Grant. lie
was scut to the penitentiary fo suppos
ed complicity in hanging a negro who
had become a terror to the neighbor
The Republican press, without
scarcely tin exception, pronounces th
present government as corrupt and
vena], and declare that it is a disgrace
to civilization, and in the next breath
ask the honest men to join it. Hud
you not better leave tho rotten craft
and go aboard of a sound and sen
worthy vessel? Would it not look
in jrc like patriotism, und honest de
sire to serve tho State? We think so
and cannot seethe consistency.in ino1r<
request, it sounds more like insult
I than anything else.?Pick ens .Sentinel.
Democrats in Council.
The executive committee of the Tax
Payers' Convention have met and
l worked out a constitution for the or
ganization of tax unions. These tax
unions are cither combinations to resist
the payment of tuxes, or they arc not.
They arc cither organizations to cost
the opposition vote as solidly as they
can. 11 lid. in the counties which they
control, as numerously as thoy can, or
they arc not. The organ of the Dem
ocrats (News & Courier) has a long
editorial on these tax unions, in which
it tries to throw dust in our eyes. * *
Now, these tax unions arc simply
the Dcmocnitsorgnnizing for tho clcc
tion to get back inlo power. They
uic nothing mere or less than political
if wo understand what political means I
Each member has to put in so much
money to pay expenses. If there hap
pens to be a split large enough to run
a Democratic, candidate, then they
propose to run him in. If not large
enough for tliat, then they will negoti
ate with the bolt for nomination of a
man of their choice, and if they do
not elect liiin, they can make a con
tested election out of it, and we shall
have another Arkansas.
The eampasgn however, is yet to bo
opened, tho State Convention to be
hold, the commissioners of election to
be appointed, and many other things
are to be done. But wo wish cvory
Republican in this State to ttndcrslaud
once for all that they are going to
have a harder fight tc keep control of
this State than they have any idea is
upon them. A few months will tell
us all about it.?Union Herald.
All this balderdash means if the
tux, unions do their duty they'll or
raig the Union Herald's party, and
there is a chance of fewer pickings.
Only this and nothing more.
Bread und Water.?A youth wo
will call George, who can be seen any
day picking his teeth in front of Pol
lock's saloon, was engaged to be mar
ricd a short timo since, but was Huaii
cially unable to cull in the minister.
His aflianccd wonted the oflair brought
to a finale, but George kept putting
her off with promises, saying ho was
not able to marry, etc. Finally she
said, "Dcnh Gauge, I am willing" to
marry you if wo have to live on bread
and water." "Well, well," cried
"Gauge," in doperntion, "you furnish
tho breadj and I'll try and skirmish
around and hunt up enough water."
Moses is freo from the clutches of
the law, and the Orangcburg iudict
mcnt against him for btoaling the
people's money has been quashed by
order of Judge Graham. Tho Gover
nor has playeu Iiis < ?rds well, and in
stead of going to the penitentiary, will
ride into the gubernatorial chair r.ext
fall upon the capital manufactured by
this legal prosecution. Mr. Moses
will now assume the role of a martyr.
His admirers will cling to him with a
more blind and bigoted idolatry, and
his followers will multiply. If the
conservative people of the State had
auy sense, we could defeat Moses [or
any of bis associates in office. Let
the newspapers brag on him for his
honesty and ability; his Democratic
tendencies; how he pulled down the
flag at Suinter in an effort to perpe
tuate slavery and :how he has gulled
the negro in making believe that he is
a friend of the colored man, and let
these newspapers be circulated among
tho colored people, and, our word for
it, Moses's head will fall sooner than
by ail the processes for fraud and cor
ruption known to the law. Stealing
is getting to be a badge of honor, a
mark of distinction, with Republican
office-holders, and those who expect to
prevail against crime will have to
exercise less of the Constitution and
more of strategy?Abbeville .Medium.
W. ,J. DeTreville,
A T T 0 It N E Y A T L A W.
Office at Court House Square,
Oraiigcburg, S. C.
inch 111. lvr
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Orangeburg, S. C.
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IVjnks, Mumc, Stationery, and Fancy
ORANGEBURG, C. II., S. C.
dune 11, 1ST! If
MOSES M. BROWN,
JlAUKKT ST UK KT, OKAXUEUl'KU, S. V.
(nk.xt noon to Srn.\rs aStiikkt's mux.)
UAVINt i permanently located m the town
would respectfully solicit the patronage
of the citizens- Kvery effort will l>e used to
June 18.1873 18 lv
The recent test of Fire-Proof Safes
by tho English Covernmcnt proved
the superiority of Alum Filling. No
other Safes filled with
Ahtiu and Plastcr-of-Pnris.
265 Broadway, N. Y.,
721 Chestnut St., Phila.
A Southern House.
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DO?II?, S A SH and
King, Opposite Cannon Street,
Charleston, S. C.
The only hormeof the kind in thin City own
and managed by a Carolinian.
A Largo Stock always on band, and
sold at 20 percent, less than Northern
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Charleston, S- C
P. O. BOX 3?$ j j , \ Oct. 30?ly
McMICIIALL & BLUME,
PAY THE HIGHEST CASH l'KICE FOR CO?NTKY PRODUCE,
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OUR GROCERY DEPARTMENT
Having lately been Replenished, we arc offering a better Article for Lew Morcv than
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BYE GOODS and CJLOTHIaSTGr,
AT AND BELOW COrT.
BOOTS. SHOES, HATS and CAPS on Hand.
The following fine brands of KEG ARS, such tin "La Florcsta," "Ixion," genuine'TigaroV'
tobaccos of every grade on baud. A fresh supply of Lager beer, tapped and ready for uw.
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ryO BUY ANYTIlLNGYOUWISH IN'rilE CVIIOCEIIY LINK SUCH AS
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And in rear of the Grocery, is the
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sold to suit the purchaser. Call and fee fur vourself.
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MANUFACTURERS OF BUILDING MATERIAL GENERALLY.
I Pressed Kl Doping, Ceiling, "Weather Boards,
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and can refer to gentlrmen all over this State, Georgia, Arorth Caiolina and Florida, as to
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of Glass with ordinary handling, our goods arc shipped over theroads in this State at
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... our work.
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