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0ftANGEB?RG,S. tt SEPT. 17,1874,
STILES B. ?ELLICHAMP, Editor,
G. W. WHITEHEAD,
P?BlOBnEB ANU P.U8INESS SfANAQER.
9&t, We are in no tray r?por.?6fe for the
. viewt or opinions of our Correspondents.
Dispatches from'New Orleans state
that a fight occurred between the Met*
ropolitnn Police under Gen Longstrcet,
Radical, and the citizens under O. B.
Penn the Lieutenant Governor on the
McEnery ot people's ticket. In the
fight some fifty men were killed and
the Metropolitan forces wore complete
ly routed. The city is now in poses
oion 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 peoplo
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
plans 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
slow in yielding fruit, and cause some
thing of a draft upon our time and
* means, to desert both the cause and
our 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 theft 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
ization of 1870 should never have been
disbanded. Although beaten at the
polls, , we gained a grand moral victory
in proving to the colored people that
the white people were ready for concil
iation, but they were not. In this
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-,
mulgate a platform embodying those
issues which will carry the heart of the
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.
PATTERSON1 S CONVENTION.
This Convention, otherwise called
the Republican State Convention, has
at last done hs 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 Ring, was too well
laid, and the scheme succeeded.
Speches 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 tIvy published reports, the proceed
ings at many timeB 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 the same fact.
It is plain that the Republican pro
fessions of reform are more 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 the people.
It is tho 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 ol electing him, es
pecially when we consider the small
Radical majority in tho Seymour and
Grant election, probably the only time
we had fair play.
OONSER VA TJLVE PROSPECT.
In 1870 tho following counties were
carried by the Reformers:?Anderson
Chesterfield, Greenvillo, Spartanburg,
Horry, Marion, Lexington, Oeoneey
The following, which were kmt by
the Reformers, doubtless by a fraudu
lent election, were carried by the Dem
ocrats in 1868:?Abbeville, Lancaster
Laurens, Newberry, Union and York.
Marlboro', in 1870, stood Radical
1449, and Reform 1146.
From tlie 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 in
the Legislature. We do not pretend
to say that success can be expected, in
all of these counties without hard work,
but the record i? sufficiently encourag
ing to warrant atrial, and we hope
that eaeh of the counties named will
put candidate:! in the field, and work
untiringly for their election. Tho mo
tives for action, and tho 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 sacrifice,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 the
part of the Conservatives. W e do not
advocate opposition whero it is hope
less, but wherever there is any chance
of success, we say, strike.
UNHAPPY STOKES \
Tho tenderest chords of our nnturc
are touched, whenever we contemplate
the condition of this eccentric, but for
aught we know, honest man, who is now
said to bo languishing in Greenville
jail, where he was committed under
sentence of Judge Cook e, for his 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 he 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 a.
letter to K. iL Kirk of Lexington, re
questing him to use his influence for ,
his removal from the jail to the asylum,
ns he is crazy. If such is the case he
is certainly an object of pity and mercy,
especially, if he has a families tears to
augment his sorrows.
Wo recognize the scriptural duty of
every one "to be subject to the 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
yield to the voice of mercy, for it is the
plain dictate of humanity that "when
God lays His hands on, it is time for
man to take his off."
Mr. Editor:?Tho Radical Con
vention has had its sitting down and
has risen up saying that Chamberlain
in their man. The Conservatives of
tho State have already said that ho is
not ours. They have already based
their objections upon his lack of hon
esty. This is not all. Tho .Conser
vatives of the State of South Carolina
stand pledged to the wholo people of
the'Unitcd States,to enter tlie political
arena with an opposing candidate, who
shall be chosen for intelligence, fair
-mindedness, and thorough honesty.
If words mean any tiling they mean
this and more, viz: that if with I$opub*
lican honesty, wo can gain supremacy
over Repulican dishonesty we would
regard it as our duty so to do, and
would not hesitate to embrace tho
occasion. If we were not speaking
idly and anticipated mich an emergency
doubtless subsequent events have de
veloped it, nnd we ought to be. ready
to meet the demand.
I then would like to know if the
Democrats have been talking meaning
less words, or are ready to follow out tho
logical conclusions of their professions
and nominato a strong honest Repub
lican, givo up party lines, go into tho
enemies camp and fight the demons
with the most available honest man in
their party and have the issue of the
campaign simply Honesty.against Dis
honesty. Rest assured that tho peo
ple of the United States, Democrats
and Republicans, expect something
very like this from us. Rest assured
that tue Conservatives of South Caro
lina, [Democrats and Republicans, ex
pect something vory like this from us.
Rest assured, finally, that wo havo
promised to the world to do something
very like this: that is, if the Radicals
nominated an honest man, he would
have our support, and, it n?fc wo would
oppose them in such a way as to
convince the world that we did not
object to their party. If tholast clause
means anything it will not be car
ried out by tire
crat; by the nomination of Gen, Ker
shaw or any man of our party.
We are pledged (every Conservative
in the State) so tar as we have men
tally endorsed the views of Democratic
journals, to enter ibis canvas as a par
ty and under the banner of some hon
est Republican. .Who is pur man?
Judge Green, Judge Maher or Mayor
Cunningham ? Rambler.
Questions for Mr. A. P. Browning
It is currently reported, and as gen
erally 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 the sword or club add torch
against the whites.
Will Mr. A. F. Browning announce
publicly, whether or not, he 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, in wbich, 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, ho would be doing him
self an injustice not to let the public
I know it. If he is guilty, it is well
enough for the public to know it any
They Already Begin to Make Excuse 1
Mr. Editor:?The first Sabbath of
the present month was appointed by
tUo Iiov. Mr. Hol man (ituthcrah) aB
the day to make a clear exposition of
the word "Baptism," and defend as he
snidj "95 per cent of the Christian
world." The appointed day came, and
a large concourse of persons'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 duy ,nnd brought many
of them with him to hear that word
defended. The services at Santce
(BaptiBt) were deferred until tho after
noon to hear the truth declared, and
we thank God that wo 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
I aghast for one hour and fifty-five min
utes, observing the strictest silence and
j good behavi?r. The sermon was well
I delivered and reminds one mostavrful*
ly, of many expressions and phrases of
i different writers that many of us peru
j sod, over and over again; and it is tho
knowledge of that fact, that destroyed,
j the belief that he was delivering what
j he had earned by "hard mid night
The whole affair was ono of darkness
j 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
the Rev. Mr. Holman was not replied
to, it would bo a fair acknowledgement
of tho Baptists, that sprinkling is tho
modo of baptism as was instituted by
Christ, which mode, we, as Baptist,
ignore and declare to bo tho invention
of man, wc will prove, not only that
it is so, but also that Christ was im
mersed. We dqu't pretend "to un
church and shut out from Heaven the
Pedobaptist,' but it is our belicf,that wo
will maintain God's word, as we under
stand it, that we will uphold, and that
wc may be understood, wc challenge
the Pedobaplists, especially those who
heard the sermon of the Rev. Mr.
Holman preached, and especially tho
Rev. Mr. 'Holman himself, to com?
out fairly audsquarly to Santce church
(not in a spirit of contention, but to
arrive at the truth) on the 4th Sunday
of September. The Rev. Mr Hartloy
dismissed his congregation onco, and is
going to do it.agaiu. Will the Rev.
Mr. Holman do likewise? We shall1
expect feim out. \
The Rev". Mr. Gut tino, who is now,
and will be holding a series of meet
ipgs in Clarendon and Sumter counties
will,not be with us until the 2nd Sun
day in October, when he 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
sag took place at Edgefield C. H., on
Monday the 7th.
Hon. Ben Hill did not get the
nomination to Congress from his dis
trict in Georgia. A new man by the
name of McMillan received iL
Tho Conservatives of Marlboro' are
organizing for a vigorous campaign.
Appointments have been made for the
candidates to speak at all the impor
tant points in the county.
The Camden Female School Associ
ation met at Camden on September
3rd, and completed its organization.
It promises to be a valuable institution.
General J. B. Kershaw Gen. James
Chestnut are 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.
Ccl.Trcscot, Conservative candidate
for Congress from the third district
made a speech at Anderson C. EL, a
few days ago, which was listened to
by a large and appreciative audience.
He is a man of liberal views and rare
Maj. W. T, Gary made a very sen
Bible speech in Edgefield county on
tho 28th of August, in which. he ad
vises tho '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 the Southern Con fed racy, made a
speech recently in Memphis on tho
subject of the late disturbances in that
vicinity, in which occur the following
noble words:?"But you come to ap
peal to the moral sense of the world;
your words are to go abroad to man
kind ; let it understand that you are
not a inco of assassins; that yon nre
not the men who mask, but stand in
the dignity of your manhood, and the
likeness 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
never seeks concealment, wears no
mask, and nevor blackens its face."- ?
The many frieuds of Mr.G .a.NEUFFKR
'announces) him aBnn independent Candidate
for County School (.'ommiwuoi cr.
OFFICE QO. SCHOOLCOMMISSIONER.
OnAKOKnuno County, 8. C,
Notice in hereby given that the County
Hoard of School Ezaminera will meet at this
Office on Monday 28th inst at 10 o'clock a. m
and continue in Session three daya for the
purpoee of examining applicants who desire
to engage in teaching in the Free Common
Schools of this County.
F. r. MoKINLAY, ,
County School Commissioner.
Sept 12-2? County Board Examiner.
JJR E J- OLIVEROS
Again desires to return his Grateful Thanhs
to the public for the magnanimous and lib
eral Support given him. By'assiduous eflbrts
and faithful performances of the Responsible
duties devolving upon him as dispenser of
Medicines, ho hopes ever to maintain thier
confidence and patronage. nl2-tf
DR. J. Q. WANNAMAKER & CO.,
Respectfully call the public's attention to
FIRST CLASS DRUG STORE,
on- Russell Street, next door to McMastar's
Brick Building, where can be found a well
selected stock of Medicines, Paints, Oils,
Soaps ami Fancy Toilet Articles. A kind
and generous patronage is earnestly solicited.
Dr.J. G. wannamaker <*oo.
COLUMBIA, S. C.
Rev. Samuel F>. Jones,D.D., President.
Fall session will open on the First Wednes
day, in October. Standard of scholarship,
high. Terms moderate. For circular, address
the President at Columbia.
Sept. 3 5t
B jolts, Muavo, Stationery, and Fancy
ORANGEBURG, C. H., S. 0,
June 11, 1874 tf
GLOVER & GLOVER.
ATTORNEYS AT LAW,
Office opposite Court House Square.
Orangeburg, 8? C
t. w. glover, ' mortimer glover,
. Julius Glover,
F?bv 1? tf
MOSES M. BROWN,
MARKET STREET, ORANQEBVHO, S. C,
(next DOOR to StHAUB a STKEET'O If Iii.)
HAVING permanently located in the town
would respectfully solicit the patronage
of the citizens* Ji very effort will be treed to
June 18,1873 18 ly
One Tract of Land one mile below Branch
ville, on the South Carolina Kailroad, con
taining five hundred acres more or less.
One tract five miles above Branch vi 11 e on \
the Columbia branch of the South Carolina
Railroad, Containing four hundred aeresy
One tract containing about nix hundred
acres in Barn well county, on Ed ir. to River,
three miles from Branchville. The above
landa are oak and hickory and arc No. 1 for
cotton or provision.
I will sell several lots in the village of
Branchville well improved. All or any part
of the above property I will sell on the most
liberal term*. Apply to the subscriber at
Branchville. J. D. D. FAIREYi
A Southern House. .
GBO S HACKER'S
DOORS, 8 A SH and
King, Opposite Cannon Street,
Charleston, S. C.
The only bouse of the kind in this City own
and managed by a Carolinian.
A Large Stock always on hand, and
sold at 20 per ceut, less than Northern
Geo. S. Ha?ker
Charleston! S- C
P. O. BOX 170. Oct. so?Iy
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VTA 1 HE
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Passengers going- toTexa? ff? Mcarpkh
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Passengers via New Orleans Will Jnd it
the BestRoute to Tyler, Mmeola',- pallasy
Overton, Crockett, Longview and- asl1 point*
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This line is well built, thoroughly^ cquip
Sed with every modern improvement, indu
ing Nowand'Elegant Day Ccaclics, Pullman
Palace Sleeping Cars, Westinglrous* Av*
Brakes, Miller's Patent Safty Pkntfonaw mmS
Couplers; and no where else can theprsoenger
so completely depend on a speedy safe and
The Long Star Route k?e admirably **?
swered the query l- "Hew to* to? go? to> Texas?"
by the publication of an interesting ami
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correct map, which can be obtained, free of
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Agent, International and Great Northern
Railroad, Houston Texas" District E.]
Feb. 12_3874 ly
THE SPART&INJBURG. ARD
NATURE'S HIGHWAY ACROSS THE
Light Grades, Easy Curves-, 2$? Tar*
p Let ft he Built fSpee/SUf.
Iflf'Uk lrnk in the Air Line Road between
the cities of Cincinnati, St. Louis. Gi*?v*cv .
and Charleston, seventy-four (74) mile/
long, with re63- than, twenty (20) miles r /
i heavy work.
Shorter thaaawy Kne froro' New York,
Philadelphia and Baltimore' to either of
these cities, awl rrxvny kunrdred miles nearer
to these centre* of Western Trade um? any
existing line to Charleston.
- The road that promises to> moke- CHirarles
ton the market for the trade of the. Great
Northwest, tfce West Indies, South Amer
ica one? Europe*, also an important I Migrant
ECONOMICAL JN OONSTKUCTION
SAFE IN MANAGEMENT AND
Wf$ PROFIT A It LB IN KES ULTSv *
An important enterprise for the dbvclep"
incut of South Carolina.
Shares Fifty Dollar? (50) caeh> payable*
in ten (10) instalments.
Every citizen of this State should own at
least one share.
Charleston with her magnificent l!*vrbor
and genial climate; her imnwriHe opdevel
oped back country, contaimng a fertile soil,
fine pasture grounds and inexhaustible water
power; her contiguity to tho' West Jmfiea?
and South America, and her unparalledl
European ocean course, is destined, upon
the completion of this important Trunk.
Line, to cmcre from her pnist rated can
di?on and become what nature lias intended!
she should he, the great commercial metropo~
lit of the Southern Section of the United Suites.
LIMIT OJ? STCH'KIlOI.UKIiS.' LIABILITY.
The following clause in the charter is*
?published for the iiiiVrniatiou of ?nbscriher**;
: - Sec. 4. "Tl?at no stockholder offeaid com
pany shall Is/held liable for the debts, con
tracts or acts of said corporation beyond tlnr .
[ amounts actually subscribed .to the* Capital
Stock of said Company by such stockholder. '
nut Kermis: '
George W. Williams. II. Belh'nrnrr, .v?*.
Gage, Theodor? 1>. Jerntx, Theodore ih
Barker, John S. Fairly, Gabriel Cannot!,.
John II. Evins, T. R..Jeter, D. It. Duncan,
James E. Black, Jo4?o 8. Wiley:.
Principal Office and address, 2? IIroad
street, Charleston, S- i)
C (h M KMMINGER, President.
A. C. KAUFMAN, Secretary and Treas
urer. . july 16, 3??v
THE GRANGE STORE
IS NOW OPEN FOR THE TRANSACTION OF BUSINESS,
j IN it will bo found a large supply of
Groceries, Bagging, Ties &c,
At the the lowest Cash Prices, also prepared to paj the Highest CASH Price* for
RICE, CORN, PEAS, CHICKENS, EGGS, WOOL, WAX, RAGS ard
all other country Produce.
PATRONS can receive all information in respect of purchasing supplies through *
Grange, with the prices &c. For further information call at the
THE GTfcAJSTGE STOBE,
Opposite where Whittemore's Soap Factor/ used to be.
Aug. 27-lf" . ???BSP
*&i GRAND OPENING TsVT
FALL AND WINTER GOODS
T. KOHN & mO.
DRY GOODS EMPORIUM.
DAILY OPENING ENTIRELY NEW PATTERNS AND DESIGNS
Dress goods Prints Shawls . Flannels
Woolens Jeans etc. Furs Hata
Boots, Shees Trunks Satchels Baskets
Musical Merchandise etc etc etc
Youths and Gents Clothing $ Furnishing Goods,
TBE DIAMOND SHIRT Fit and Wear guaranteed
In Fact our stock will be replete in every
Department and sold at Usual Popular
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Apr. 9,1674 NEW STORE