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ttlAN?KBim6,8. &, SEPT. 17,1874,
STILES E. MfiLLICttAMP, Editor,
?. W. WHITEHEAD*
Pubusbeh and Business Manager.
8?? We are in no twy responsible fir the
. vievs or opinions of our Correspondents.
Dispatches from'New Orleans state
that ? fight occurred between the Met
ropolitan Police under Gen Longstrcet,
Radical, and tho citizens under O. B.
Fann iheLieutenant Governor or. tho
McEuery or people's ticket. In the
fight some fifty men were killed and
the Metropolitan forces were complete
ly routed. The city is now in poscs
efon of the McEnery forces, and if
Grant will, let the citizens alone, good
government will be established, and
traitors and usurpers will be taught a
The great difficulty with the people
of South Carolina has been that they
will never pursue one line of political
policy long enough to test its efficacy,
before they become disheartened and
fly off in quest of another. Several
plana have been proposed for our polit
ical reformation, any one of which, if
heartily and unanimously persisted in,
Would in all probability bring us relief.
But it won't do to be wavering or
spasmodic. It is criminal and disas
trous to advocate one policy to-day,
and because it may happen to be rather
alow in yielding fruit, and cause some
thing of a draft upon our time and
means, to desert both the cause and
oar chosen leaders, and lapse into a sel
fish apathy to-morrow.
We must settle upon some fixed pol
icy, and then pursue it with that pa
tience, firmness and consistency which
furnishes the only guarantee of success.
We must not organize and then disband
on account of defeat, as if success and
not principle was our sole aim; but we
must keep organized under all circum
stances, and at all times. The organ
isation of 1870 should never have been
disbanded. Although beaten at tho |
polls, .we gained a grand moral victory
in proving to the colored people that
tho white people were ready for concil
iation, but they were not. In thb
action we have fully justified ourselves,
and furnished an argument in our
favor which is powerful and unanswer
able. We* are therefore not called
upon to make any further advances
towards them, which would be degrad
ing; but we should show that our
attitude is unchanged, by continuing to
act upon a liberal policy.' For. this
purpose we should reorganize, and pro-,
mulgatea platform embodying those
issues which will carry the heart of tho
people, and will be broad enough for
every lover of freedom to stand upon.
It was such a course Which saved
Virginia and other Southern States,
and which, if "persisted in, would ulti
mately save South Carolina.
PA TlERSOlfS CONVENTION. |
This Convention, otherwise called
ihe Republican State Convention, has
at last done its work, and nominated
D. H. Chamberlain, by a small major
ity, for governor. The opposition to
him was very strong and intense, but
the network of the Bing, was too well
laid, and the scheme succeeded.
Spcches were made by Mackey and
Lee exposing Chamberlain's connec
tion with past corruption, but all to no
avail;' greenbacks were more powerful
than eloquence or truth. - According
to the published reports, the proceed
ings at many times were simply a
disgrace to any community, outside of
the wilds of Africa, and should bring
tQ the minds of the sober thinking
people of the North the horrible deg
radation to which the much boasted
Republicanism has reduced the State.
? The Conservatives reiterated that if
the Convention put forward a Rcpubli
can who was beyond suspicion, they
would support him; and to give the
matter more weight, the State Tax
Union announced tho same fact.
It is plain that the Republican pro
fessions of reform are mere words.
There is no sincerity in them. The
Ring has so far been partially success
ful with tho Convention, but it will
find much harder work with t he people.
It is the duty of the Conservatives to
unite upon an honest man, and with, a
fair count and the right kind of work,
there is a chance of electing him, es
pecially when we consider the small
Radical majority in the Seymour and
Grant election, probably the only time
we had fair play.
CONSES VA WVE PROSPECT.
In 1870 the following counties were
carrietl by the Reformers:?Anderson
Chesterfield, Greenville, Bpartanburg,
Horry, Marion, Lexington, Oconee,
The follo"?Yhig, vr*hicir were rost by
tho Reformers, doubtless by a fraudu
lent election, were carried by. tho Dem
ocrats in 1868:-?Abbeville, Lancaster
Laurens, Ncwberr}', Union and York.
Marlboro*, in 1870, stood Radical
1449, and Reform 114?.
From ttie above it will appear that
the Conservatives may, with a reason
able prospect of success, run County
tickets in about one half of the coun
ties of the State. This would give
a powerful Conservative influence iu
the Legislature. We do not pretend
to Bay that success can be expected, in
all of these counties without hard work,
but the record is sufficiently encourag
ing to warrant atrial, and we hope
that each of tho counties named will
put candidate:! in the field, and work
untiringly for their election. The mo
tives for action, and the chances of
success are certainly strong enough to
call forth tho most strenuous efforts.
Besides this, the third and fourth
Congressional Districts may, by dint of
great perseverance and saerifice.and by
a wise selection of candidates, give us
a voice in the legislative deliberations
of the nation. We trust that these
opportunities may not be. lost by a
criminal apathy or indifference on tho
part of the Conservatives. W e do not
advocate opposition where it is hope
less, but wherever there is any chance
of success, we say, strike.
UNHAPPY STOKES \
The tenderest chords of our unture
are touched, whenever we contemplate,
the condition of this eccentric, but for
aught we know, honest man, who is now
said, to be languishing in Greenville
jail, where he was committed under
sentence of Judge Cooke,for Iiis refusal
to testify in an action against himself
for debt. He says he will rot in jail
before he will yield his point; and as
his confinement is said' to have had a
very injurious effect upon his constitu
tion, it is thought that ho will die
unless shortly released.
Several touching appeals for mercy
have been made in his behalf, and
recently Attorney-General Goldsmith
of Georgia, his kinsman, has written *
letter to K. H*. Kirk of Lexington, re
questing him to use his influence for
his removal from the jail to tho asylum,
as he is crazy. If such is the case he
is certainly an object of pity and merey?
especially, if he has a families tears to
augment his sorrows.
* Wo recognize tho scriptural duty of
very one "to be subject to tho powers
that be/' but we. are ever ready to
throw the mantle of charity over the
frailties of erring humanity, especially!
when these frailties may be the off
spring of an honest but mistaken con
viction of right. But, besides 'this,
Stokes is represented as afflicted, both
in body and mind, in which case the
majesty of tho law should, certainly
y ield to the voice of mercy, for it is the
plain dictate of humanity that "when
I God lays His hands on, it is time for
man to take his off."
Mb. Editor:?-The Radical Con
vention has had its sitting down and
has risen up saying that Chamberlain
is their ' man. The Conservatives of
the State have already said that.he is
not ours. They have already based
their objections upon his lack of hon
esty. This is not all. The .Conser
vatives of the State of South Carolina
stand pledged to the whole people of
tho'United States,to enter the political
arena with an opposing candidate, who
shall be chosen for intelligence, fair
-mindedness, and thorough honesty.
If words mean any thing tiioy mean
this and more, viz: that if with Repub
lican honesty, we can gain supremacy
over Rep?lican dishonesty we would
regard it as our duty so to do, And
would not hesitate to embrace tho
occasion. If we were not speaktng
idly and anticipated such an emergency
doubtless subsequent events have de
veloped it, and wo ought to be ready
to meet the demand.
I then would like to know if the
Democrats have been talkingmeaning
(less words, or arc ready to follow out tho
logical conclusions of their professions
and noininato a strong honest Repub
lican, givo up party lines, go into tho
enemies camp and fight the demons
with the most available honest man i
their party and have the issue of th
campaign simply Honesty against Pis
honesty. Rest assured that tho poo
pic of tho United States, Democrats
and Republicans, expect Komething1
very like ihfo from us. Rest assured
that tiso Conservatives ofSouth Caro
lina, [Democrats and Republicans, ex
pect something vovy like this from us.
Rest assured, finally, that Aye have
promised to the world to do something
very like this : that is, if the Radicals
nominated an honest man/.ho would
have our support, and, it not, we would
oppose them in such a way as to
convince tho world that we did not
object to their party. If tholast clause
means anything it will not bo car
ried out by the nomination- of a Demo
crat ; by the nomination of Gen?- Ker
ehaw or any man of our party.
Wo are pledged (every Conservative
in the State) so tar as we have men
tally endorsed the views of Democratic
journals, to enter this canvas as a par
ty and under the banner of some hon
est Republican. .Who is &ur man?
Judge Green, Judge Mahcr or Mayor
Cunningham ? Rambler,
Questions for BIr. A, F. Frowning
to Answer. _
It is currently reported, and as gen
I er ally believed, that Mr, A. If. Brown
! ing made a speech recently, in the
Fork of Edisto, in which, he advised
tho negroes to kill the "Grangers,"
stating, that it was an easy task, and
could be performed any morning before
breakfast. Also that he suggested to
his sable .audience the propriety of
using tbo sword or club and torch
against the whites.
Will Mr. A. F. Browning announce
publicly, whether or not, ho made such
a speech," either in whole, or.in part,
at the meeting referred to above? Or
whether he ever made a speech, at any
time, upon any occasion, iu which, he
either, directly, or indirectly,' advised
or suggested to the negroes, an incen
diary or murderous course towards the
It Mr, A. F. Browning is innocent
of the charges, he would be doing him
self au injustice not to let the public
know it If he is guilty, it is well
; enough for the public to know it nny
' how. Granger.
They Already Begin to Mnko Excuse 1
Mr. Editor:?The first Sabbath of
the present month was appointed by
ti.o R<*v. Mr. Jiohnau XLuthSran) as
the day to make a clear exposition of
the word uBapti?m," and defend as he
saidi "95 per ceat of the Christian
world." The appointed day came, and
a largo concourse of peraohs'from vari
ous churches assembled, and especially
were tho Baptist churches woll repre
sented. The Rev. Mr. Hartley (Bap
tist) dismissed his congregation at
Antioch on that day,and brought many
of them with him to hear that word
defended. The services at Snntee
(Baptist) were deferred until tho after
noon to hear the truth declared, and
we thank God that we were present.
Greek roots of enormous propor
tions, in respect to length, size and
shade were .scattered in such awful
profusion, that the congregation stood
aghast for one hour and fifty?nve min
utes, observing the strictest silence and
good behavi?r. The sermon was well
delivered and reminds one most awful
ly, of many expressions and phrases of
different writers that many of us peru
sed, over and over again; and it is the
knowledge of that fact, that destroy cd,
the belief that he was' delivering what
he- had earned by "hard mid night
vV- The whole affair was one of darkness
and confusion to ten elevenths part
of the congregation, as the ground was
dreadfully rooty. And inasmuch as it
was said by some of the Lutheran
members, to some of the Baptist mem
bers present on that occasion, that if
tho Rev. Mr. Hoi man was not replied
to, it would be a fair acknowledgement
of the Baptists, that Bprinkiing is tho
mode of baptism as was instituted by
Christ, .which mode, we, as Baptist,
ignore and declare to bo the invention
of man, wo will prove, not only that
it is so, but also that Christ was im
mersed. Wo don't pretend "to un
church and shut out from Heaven the
Pedobaptist,' but it is our belief,that wo
will maintain God's word, as wo under
stand it, that we will uphold, and that
we may be understood, wo challenge
the Pedobaptists, especially those' who
heard tho sermon of the Rev. Mr.
Holmnn preached, and especially tho
Rev. Mr. 'Htolman himself, to come
out fairly andsquarly to Ban tec elm ich
(not in a spirit of contention, but to
arrive at the truth) on the 4th Si;inlay
of September. The Rev. Mr Hartley
dismissed his congregation onco, and is
going to do it. again. Will the Rev.
Mr. Holman do likewise? Wo shall1
expect him out.
Tho ReV. Mr. Cuttino, who is now,
i and will be holding a'series of meet
ings in Clarendon and Sumter counties
will not be with us until tho 2nd Sun
day in October, when be will also
preach from the same subject.
, George W. Williams is spoken of as
the Conservative candidate for Gov
A very interesting Tax Union meet
hrg took place at Edgefield C. H., on
Monday the 7tb,
Hon. Ben Hill did not get the
nomination to Congress from his dis
. irici is Georgia. A new man by the
name of McMillan received it.
Tbo Conservatives of Marlboro' are
organizing for a vigorous campaign.
Appointment*) have been made for tho
candidates to speak at all the sapor
taut points in the cotroty.
The Camden Female School Associ
ation met at Camden on September
3rd, and completed its organization.
It promises to be a valuable institutioDr
General J. B. Kershaw Gen. James
Chestnut .aro prominent in tho move'
A very enthusiastic Conservative
meeting was held at Curetons Mill in
Kershaw county, at which addresses
were delivered by Col. Boykin, Gen.
Kershaw, Col. Shannon, Judge Zeitner
and A. P. Lining,
Cel. Trescot, Conservative candidate
for Congress from the third district
made a srJeech at Anderson C. H., a
few days ago, which was listened to
by n large and appreciative audience.
He is a man of liberal views and rare
Mnj. W. T, Gary made a very sen
sible speech in Edgefield county on
tho 28th of August, in which he ad
Ivises the. "reduction of the number of
Radical negro voters .which we have
been employing, and a determined ef
fort to supply the deficiency by white
Hon. Jefferson Davis, Ex-President
of tho Southern ConfedroCy, made a J
speech recently in Memphis on the
subject of the late disturbances iio that
j-vicinity, iu which occur the following
j noble words:?"But you come to ap
l.peal to the moral sense of the world;
I your words are to go abroad to man
kind; let it understand that you are
not a iaco of assassins; ths>t yon are
j nbi the men who mask, but stand in
the dignity of your manhood, and the
Ilikeness of your Creator, with eyes open'
and exposed you dare assert your
rights and protect -them to the best of
your abillity, and to the end of your
lives will go tbrward with honor, which
nevor seeks concealment, wears no
mask, and nevor blackens its face."- *
The many friends of Mr. O .A. NEUFFER I
'announces him as an independent Candidate
j for County School (Jomraiwiior er.
OFFICE CJO. SCHOOL COMMISSIONER.
Orakoeburo County, S. C,
Notice is hereby given that the County
j Board of School Examiners will mcetatthw
I OfHoe on Monday 28th inst at 10 o'clock a. ra
I and continue in Session three days for (he
purpose of examining applicants who desire -
to engago in teaching in the Free Common
Schools of this County.
F.R. MoKINLAY, ,
County School Commissioner.
Sept 12-2t County Board Examiner.
JJR. E J. OLIVEROS
Again desires to return his Grateful Thanks
to the public for the magnanimous and lib
eral Support given 1dm. By'assiduous efforts
and faithful performances of the Responsible
duties devolving upon him as dispenser of
Medicines, he hopes ever to maintain tl?er
confidence and patronage. n 12- tf
DR. J. G.WANNAMAKBR & CO,,
. Respectfully call the public's attention to'
FIRST CLASS DRUG STORE,
on* Russell Street, next door to McMaster1?
Brick B?ilding, where can be found a well
selected stock of Medicines, Paints, Oils,
Soaps and Fancy Toilet Articles. A kind
and generous patronage is earnestly solicited.
Dr.J. G. WANNAMAKER & CO.
COLUMBIA, S. C.
R&V. Samuel B. Jones,D. D., President.
Fall seoBion will open on the First Wednes
day, in October. Standard of scholarship,
high. Terms moderate. For circular, address
tho President at Columbia.
Sept. 3 5t
DU AX.v.r. IN
Br?ks, Muaw, Stationery, and Fancy
ORANGEBURG, 0. H., S. C.
June 11, 1874 _tf_
GLOVER & GLOVER.
ATTORNEYS AT LAW,
Office opposite Court Hpuso Square.
Orangeburg, S- O.
T. W. Glover, Mortimer Gldver,
MOSES M. BROW,
MARKET STREET, ORANOEBVEO, 8. C,
(NEXT DOOR HO &1?AU8 & STREET'S MIEX.)
HAVxNGpcrmanently iorarett in the town
would respectfully solicit the patronage ,
of the citizens- .Every effort will be ireed to
June 19,1873 18 ly
fe I^OR SAINTS
I One Tract of Land one mile below Branch
. ville, on the South Carolina) Kail road, con
taming five hundred acres more or less.
One tract five mi 1 es above Branch ville on
the Columbia branch of the South Carolina
Kailroad. containing four hundred aevcHL
One tract containing about tax hundred
acres in Barnwell county, on Edisto River,
three miles, from Branchvillc. The above
lands are oak and hickory and are No. I for
cotton or provision.
I wiU sell several lota in the village of
Branch ville well improved. All or any part
of the above property I will sell on the most
liberal terms. Apply to the subscriber at
Branchville. J. D. D. FAIREY*
A Southern Mouse. .
GBO S BACKER'S.
DOORS, SASH arid
King, Opposite Cannon Street,
Charleston, S. C.
The only house of the kind in this City own
! and managed by a Carolinian.
A Large Stock always on hand, and
sold at 20 per cent, less than Northern
Cteo. S. Hacker
01it\rlo?toii, S. C
P.O. BOX 170. Oct. SO? ly
LONE STA? ? ROUTE! ?
Intonation at, & Great Noa^KxsBUK,
Passenger* going to-Texas- vm Menipbie
and Little Rock; or via Shreveport, strike
this line at Longyicw. the' BestKoute. to
Palestine, 1'ieamc. Waco, Austin, Hunte
villo, Houston, Gaiveston and all points in
Western, Central, Eastern and1 and1 Southern
Texas. ; v 7v'$S$
Passengers via New Orleans Silland it
the Best JRoute to Tyler, Wineoia^ DdJkwy
Ovcrton, Crockett, Longview and- all1 yomt?
in Eastern and Nortlie?*trw T?x?*
This line is well built, thor?ugi?y-' equip
ped with evory modern improvement, inclu
ding New and Elegant Day Coaches,Pullman
Palace Sleeping Cars,. WesiHighttUse Ab
Brakes, Miller's Paieat Salty Plstfonna rm&
Couplers; and nowhere else can the prasengw
so completely depend on a speedy saft ani
The Long Star Boule has admirably an
swered the queryi^'Bow to'tc?go?t?T?3aa7''
by the pubucfltton of an intercstsBps aw?J
truthful docurtienLicoiitttinisiga vah""?M?fgsd^r
correct map, which can be obtained, free of
charge, by addressing the General Ticket
Agent, International and Great Northern
Bailroad, Houstony Texas' District &1
- Feb. 12 yWT* ly
THE SPART?KBttR? JfcRX?
NATURE'S HIGHWAY ACROSS THE*
light Grades, Easy Curve*, No- Twr*
I . nelfimj.
B|. Let it l?r BtsiJl speedily,
A IfnS. in tho Air Line Road between
the cities of Cincinnati, St. Louis, Chicago?
and Charleston, seventy-four (74) miles
. long,-witfc' fea* \\vxti \ we?ty (20) miles of
i heavy work.
Shorter tt?mswy Hne froro NcwYorfc,.
Philadelphia and Baltimore- to either of
these cities, and many hundred miles raarar
to these centres of Western Trade tXasavtay
existing line to Charleston.
?. The road thai prt><?iss? to recite C?anies
ton the raarket for Xhtt trade of tfce.Great
Northwest, tie .West Indies, South Amer
ica on;! Europe;, afee an important emigrant
v tat ion.
ECONOMICAL IN OBSTRUCTION
SAFE IN MANAGEMENT AND
i PKOFITA RLE. IN RES ITLTSv '
An important enterprise forth* develop
ment of South Carolina.
Shares Fifty DaMan* (50) eacrV, prrfamV
in ten (10) instalment!.
Every citizen of thia State should own at
least one share.
Charleston with her magnificent Hanhor
Iand genial climate; her imrrwiwe- mwleycV
eped back country, contaitnrier a fertile soil,
fine pasture grounds and inexbansribU water
power; her contiguity to the West. indie*
and South America, and her uhparailerl
European ocean conri*e, is destined, upon
the completion of this important Trunfc.
Line, to cniere from her prostrated eru
dition and become what natura has intended
she should ho, the grail cviitinercial metropo
lis of the Southern Section of Ihe United State?,
LIMIT OP STOCKlIO&DKkflf LIABILITY.
The following clause in the charter i?
?published for the information of suli>crtl>rr?:
Sec 4. "That no stockholder of Jut id com
pany shall he" held liable for the debt*, cmi
tract* or acts of said corporation bevond tho
amoimts actually subscribed .to the" Capital
Stock of said Company by Mich -ttockholder,
George W* Witliqius, 11. Itttlhirrnnr,
Gage, 'fhcodojp 1>. Jtrrrr. Theodore U,
Barker, .John S. Fairly, Gabriel Cannonr
John II. Kviiw, 'J*. IJ.. Jeter, I). R. Duncan,
James E. Black, John S. VV?l?y;
Principal f)ffiee and address, 'J5 Broad
street, Charleston, S'C
C- Ch M EMM INGER, President,
A. C. KAUFMAN, Secretary and -Treas
urer.^Ql^r^'-.. July 10, 3uv.,
THE GRANGE STORE
IS NOW OPEN FOR THE TRANSACTION OF BUSINESS.
IN it will bo found a large supply of .'
Groceries, Bagging, Ties &c,
At the the lowest Cash Prices, also preparcdto pay the Higlrtst CA8H Pricea for
RICE, CORN, PEAS, CHICKENS, EGGS, WOOL, WAX, RAGS aid
all other country Produce
PATHONS can receive all information in respect of purchasing snpplics through ?
Grange, with the prices &c. For further information call at tho
THE ORAJ^?E ST?BE,
Opposite where Whitteaiore's Soap Factory used to be.
'Hit GRAND OPENING 'ST
FALL AND WINTER GOODS
T- KOHN ft BEO.
DRY GOODS EMPORIUM.
DAILY OPENING ENTIRELY NEW PATTERNS AND DESIGNS
Dress goods Prints Shawls Flannels
Woolens Jeans etc. Furs Hats
Boots, Shees Trunks Satchels Baskots
Musical Merchandise etc etc etc
Youths and Gents Clothing $ Furnishing Goods,
THIS DIAMOND SHIRT Fit and Wear guaranteed
In Tact our stock will toe replete in every
department and sold at Usual Popular
***ces. TIiaoD??l. R?HN & BROW**.
Apr, 0,1874 NEW STORE.