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ORAfrQEBURG TIMES. j
ORANttEBUKO.S. C, OCTOBER^, 18J4.
STILES R. MELLICHAMF, Editor.
G. W. WHITUHEAD,
PUBLISHER AND BUSINESS MaNAOEB.
TERMS OF SUBSCRIPTION:
One Copy for one year, - $2.00
" '* ? Six Months, - - - 1.00
left. IV? are in no tray responsible for the
vines or opinion* of our Correspondents.
TO THE CONSERVATIVES OF
This is the last opportunity wo will
jave before tho election to urge upon
you your duty to come out on tho 3rd
of November with your lull strength
for Green and Delauey. It is your
only chance for good governmcnt,nnd
if they are defeated, it will he through
your apathy. If tho Conservatives
give tho Independent Candidates 52
000 votes, which they gave to Carpen
ter, they will be elected; for while Car
penter carried but a handful of colored
votes, Green and Delniiey will, ic all
probability carry 15000 or more.which
added to the 52000 Conservatives will
elect them. It depends in tho main
then upon the Conservatives, and if
?ii?j fit tiii? iuic fiour, wnen irauti nna
corruption are rife in the land, com
mence to stickle about potty consider a
tions of party and color, they ensure
the election of Chamberlain, and fasten
the King upon us indefinitely.
LrCi Orangeburg give Green and Do
Inney 2000 votes, and if every County
will do as well in proportion, they will
be elected by a handsome majority.
Let every Conservative como out, and
do his best for good government.
It is worth tho effort, and when we
consider tho era of good feeling as well
as good government which the success
of the Independent party will usher in,
wo ought to be willing to sacrifice some
of our ease and comfort for the result.
Remember Tuesday is the day of
election. Don't stay at home, and
when oppression comes blame every
body but yourselves. Our prospect of
miccess is brighter than it ever was in
this State, if we but do our duty. Let
us then not fail from our own indif
MAT REPORT i
We have given in this issue a synop
sis of tho Grand Jury report, from
which it will be seen that official cor
ruption in our midst has been deep
and foul. If so much is brought to tho
surface in so brief au examination, who
can picture what may he the result, if
a thorough investigation could be made.
However, some Republicans seem to
'.think that an additional feather has
been placed in the Republican cap.
The report is enough to cause every
honest Republican to hang down his
head in shame and confusion, when
ever he refers to it.
Who ever heard of a Convention
meeting one week, and nomiuatiug a
County Ticket, and a week or two af
terwards the Grand Jury meeting and
exposing four of tho men nominated?
Does this look as if the Republicans of
Orangeburg are aiming at putting lion
est men in office?
, There is only ono way of partially
redeeming themselves, and that is to
repudiate on the 3rd of November
every man who is under the least breath
Tho exposed candidates are Cain,
Phillips, McKinlay and Hasportns.
J. Ij. Humbert is aistv presented.
The Orangeburg Nows is very doubt
fully, complimented for its exorbitant
charges. We don't know the items
upon which the charges were made,
and therefore cannot give our renders
the exact amount of the overcharge
complained of by tho Jury, but we
think the sum of $2240 for thirteen
months of the public priming certainly
If the charges arc all right wc think
justice to our neighbor, ns well as to
its taxpnying supporters, demands a
publication of the itemized account,*so
that the people can judge for them
selves how their money is spent.
We have thus conscientiously dis
charged our duty in exposing the
frauds unearthed by the Grand Jury,
and all wc nsk is that the people, white
and black, will do their best at tho
polls to dethrone corruption and ele
-^ i ?
The Governor having changed the
Commissioners of Election and appoint
cd a representative of each party in
every County in tho State, tho Con
servative have an unusual incentive
to come out and do their best, as they
ivill now have a fair count,
WORK OF TUE QRA$$> ^JURt.
We regrot tli^*we"fif?fl^?t permit
ted to have the report of the Grand
i Juryv for publication in full, but wo
have taken extensive notes from which
wo make the following synopsis cover
ing oil the important points: <
The Grand Jury have the receipt of
F. II. McKiulay, showing that T. C.
Andrews delivered to him vouchers,
yet tho receipt is either false, or said
vouchers have been changed. *
Tho Jury see nothing to prevent tho
using of the snme vouchers ngniii and
again, or ?b often as desired, which
they think has already been done. *
The Jury are satisfied of the fact that
County checks have been discounted
or bought up at the counter of the
Trial Justice, John H. Phillips, is
presented for official misconduct in the
case of the State against Charles Cor
beit for assault and battery and mali
cious tressposs, in which case he set
aside the verdict of the jury in favor
of tho defendants. Also in the case of
the State against Larkins Williams in
which he presistcd in this action until
the defendants were convicted.
When Cain was School Commission
or the Jury find that teachers of one
grade drew pay for a higher grade.
That a largo number of vouchers are
missing from the office, and that upon
fully one-fourth of tho.se of his vouch
ers which are left the name of E. I.
Caip^ signature of approval has been
crossed with n pen. They find also that
Phillip Smith received pay twice for
the same month, both orders having
been approved by E. I. Cain. That
pay certificate 14 was issued to V. D.
Bowman, teacher, for 835.00 on which
signatures of trustees are all written
by one trustee V. D. Bowman. * *
They find no evidence in tho School
Commissioners Office of any settlement
made by T. K. Sasportas and Frank
H. Green, County Treasurers, for the
State appropriations for Free Schools.
The books and records of Mr. Cain
were kept in such a wretched manner
as to prove him either incompetent or
wilfully negligent. * * *
Paring McKinlays term "L. 3. Taylor
drew $60 for month ending April 27th,
and J. H. Forduam drew $59 for teach
ing from October 29th, to November
A vast number of pay certificates
have been huued, upon which the sig
natures of the trustees arc all in the
samo hand writing, frequently that of
the teacherhimself, yet they have been
approved aud ordered paid by the
Pay certificates for the month Of
January and February 1873, were is
sued to Miss Mary Hoffninu, teacher,
(District No. 15) for $35.00 each, ap
proved May the 8th, 1873, for which
regular monthly reports arc filed in
the office. On March tho 8th, we find
a certificate No. 8 for $70.00 was ap
proved for the same months, January
and February 1873, for which there is
no monthly report, nor any evidence
of the appointment of Miss 11 oilman.
Mr. McKinlays clerk states that there
is no such teacher.
They find that this latter certificate
(No. 8 for $70) although marked du
plicate, was paid by Treasurer Hum-'
bert and received by F. R. McKinlay
in settlement of Humbert for State
appropriation, during the present year.
They next examined T. C. Andrews
settlement with F. R. McKiulay for
State appropriation and deficiency
fund of the last year. The settlement
made, amounted to $24188.18, for
which McKinlay exhibited vouchers
to the amount of $23373.02, leaving a
balance of $815.16 still unaccountable
for. Of these vouchers the Jury threw
X out thirteen amounting to $668.00,
having evidence that some of them had
been paid by a former Treasurer, and
were now being used a second time,
the dates of payment, endorsed across
the face of most of them having been
changed. * * * *
The Committee think that these 13
X vouchers speak for themselves, and
show conclusively that fraud was prnc
ticcd in said pretended, settlement.
The settlement of J. L. Humbert for
appropriation for present year amount
ed to $9100.50. McKinlay stated that
Humbert settled in full. Vouchers of
$3808.62 boro evidence Of having been
paid by previous Treasurers.
They find a pay certificuto received
by McKinlay in Humberts settlement
for $50 paid to Mrs.B.F. Palmer, and
also that a forged duplicate of tho
same certificate was received and can
celed in the same settlement.
They find no record of the settlement
of F. H. Green in School Commission
ers offico for $23480.27 of the appro
priation for Free School fund. * *
-Thud C Andrews us County Treasu
rer collected taxes for 1872. Tho Sta te
appropriation for School fund was set
tied with School Commissioner F. B.
McKlrtlajr* for which the Jury ar? in
formed, that Andrews hold Mo&iulays
recoipt, notwithstanding the deficiency
and fraude.shown by and in said set
tlement as above reported.
John L. Humbert, has collected or
was charged with $122866.50; he ac
counted for $98244.66, leaving a bal
aoce unaccountable for of $24621.91.
T. K. Saspcrtas collected n portion
-of the tax of 1868, all of 1869 and the
greater part of 1870. He has failed to
make any satisfactory settlement for
any one of these terms, and stands on
Auditors books for whole amount col
lected. No record being found of any
settlement with School Commissioner
for 1870, amounting to 4016.13, he
stands a defaulter for that amount.
His Cash book of 1869 is missing from
the office. Cash book ot 1870- badly
kept. In tho stub books a large num
ber of receipts are torn out and there
is no statement as to what use has been
made of said receipts. )
I Tho Grand Jury find tho Board of
1 County Commissioners, of which Mr.
j J. F. Meyers was chairman, approved
and paid many bills during their term,
the cjharges which, were in their opin
"The sum of $2240 was paid to the
Orangeburg News Company for adver
tising done for the County, between
April 29th, 1871 and May 18th .1872,
less than thirteen months. . "
They note one item of these bills:
Under dnto of February 24th, 1872,
the sum of $29.\ is charged for publish
ing 'delinquent tax list, and on same
bill undor date of May 18thr1872 a
similar charge of $294 for publishing
delinquent land sales, which charges
if not for tho same work arc certainly
'?William. N. Mount drew from the
Board on the 28th of September 1872,
$400 lor rent*of pjor house for 1869,
vouchers being in possession of Board
showing that the same had been drawn
for the year 1869 at the rate of $300
per annmn.V ? - * In
Nero Blume was overpaid $75.00
Liconse returns fall short $299.91.
Many bills in County Commissioners
office not itemized approved *nd paid.
In examining; the-aflairs of the pros
cut Board of County Commissioners,
th? Jury find "a bill of the Orangeburg
News Company for $855.00, paid Fob
runry 23rd 1874, upon which there is
a charge of $77.50 April 12th 1873,
for advertising delinquent laud taxc*.
Tho Committee says that "the County
Auditor .was allowed by law the sum
of $2 for each name published in de
linquent land taxes, for the purpose of
?paying this very advertiscincnt/which
sum ($2 for each piece of property ad
vertised ) he collected, and should have
paid i.he abovo charge of $77.50 and
not have ?Ulowcd the County to settle
[Fob tjibOr4n?"*buro Times.]
The Approaching Fair.
The good people of Orangeburg and
tho region round about can ?carcely
need to be reminded of the pleasure in
store for them on the 3rd of Novoaiber
when the Orangeburg Fair will open;
but we apprehend that persons, at a
distance arc not aware how rich a treat
may be expected. If the last Fair,
though hell during the worst period
of a great financial panic, v/as such a
success, what may not bo anticipated
of one held now. The able and inde
fatigable Board of Directors have
spared no effort to add to its attractive
ncss, and the people of Orangeburg
have lost none of that fine spirit which
rose superior to the paralysing influ
ences of a money panic. The spacious
Fair Building?the finest, it is said,in
thcStatc?will present a display which
will feast the eye. The preparations
for it have, wo learn, been extensive.
Tho products pf human industry and
skill in a thousand forms will bo there.
Tho useful, or tho beautiful, or both,
will be seen on every hand, und in al
most bewildering variety, and profu
sion. And not within the Building
only, will tho eye be gratified. Out
sido of it, on tho spacious Fair Grounds
these will be enough to repay the vis
itor. Knch day will furnish its amuse
ments, Among them will be witnessed
a Tournament, in which not less than
twenty-five superb horsemen will couch
thelnncc, like the Knights of the olden
time, to bear off the Ring,at full speed.
A match game of Base Ball, by pick
ed players, will givo, in another form,
a fine exhibition of skill, and endu
rance. And from time, to time, during
the progress of these, and various other
amusements, the ear will be charmed
by the music of a full brass band,
which will be each day, iu attendance.
But the enjoyments^ of the occasion !
will not bo limited to these pleasures
only. Those of a higher grade will be
added. We shall enjoy the privilege
of listening to an address by Major
Woodward, of Fairfield, who holds the
high position of President of the State
Agricultural Society, and from whom
wo may expect a rare intellectual treat.
And Dr. Warner of Charleston will
give us an address on a subject which
should possess the highest interest for
every cultivator of the soil, for its im
portance can scarcely be overated,
especially in these days when circum
stances force upon us the policy of re
ducing the area of cultivation. There
too we shall meet old friends, each
and every one of them with his heart
warmer, his eye brighter, and his smile
more genial, than when immerscd iu
the cares of business.
All these pleasures, we see by an
advertisement, may be purchased at
the moderate rate of 50 cents per day;
and the visitor need lose none of the
time in seeking his dinner,! or the ladies
Monumental Association will furnish
him, on the spot, with a better one
than he can get elsewhere; and in pat
ronizing them, he will not only benefit
himscif, but also promote a nobie
object?the erection of a monument to
the gallant dead whom even a foe
To complete the provision made for
the benefit of the visitor, by the fore
thought of the Directors, an arrange
ment has been effected with S. C. K. K.
Company, for the issuing of excursion
tickets at reduced rates.
Fairs such as these arc real blessings.
Their influence in promoting material
interests of high importance is great
and obvious; but apart from this con
sideration, they would be worth more
than they cost for the moral benefit
they confer. They draw us away for a
time from our cvery-day caret*, and
anxieties, and toil. They give us a
pnuso iu the exhausting battle of life.
They give re.?.t to the body, and health
ful recreation to the mind. They do
more?they call into exorcise our kiud
liest social feelings, and, in so doing,1
make us better men.
A largo attendance may well be an
ticipated. Oinngcburgers will all
come. Besides theiuduconients which I
influence others, they are proud of th?'
Ornngeburg Agricultural and Mcchan
icul Association, and well they may
he, when it is seen what it has already
accomplished though so recently for
med. It has gone steadily on, without
a blunder. Its stock is as safe an in
vestment as can be found in the State,
and must ere long command a pre
mium. All this surprises none who
know its able and public spirited
Board of Directors, presided over by
one who is a host in himself. H.
CM ARLESTON, S. C
I his Wen entirely renovated, and refurn
ished throughout. It is most cent rely nitua
ted, on King, near Market Street, for the
travelling public. I solicit their patronage,
Hoard perdav $2.50
MRS. MARIA OPDEBEKCK,
Oct 15?2m Proprietress.
2 ? s 2 OD
OD P 09 CD
05 ^5 0
9 3 2 3
Baxley & Vondolilen
Factors Office, No. 5 Central Wharf
GRAIN AND PRODUCE COMMISSION
HOUSE, No. 108 AN?ON STREET.
CHARLESTON, 9. C.
B?y We earnestly solicit consignment of
all kinds of Country Produce.
Hcpt. 24 1874 3m
HOW 1*. THIS SOU. HI&H?
iii HiMmiui IikOCERY u\mi
HAS JUST BEEN FILLED WITH
FRE8IF, CfflEAPand GENUINE GROCEHIE8,?8uch a.Bacon,
Jiamrt, I^rd, Baiter, Flour, Molawes, Syrup, Sugar, Coflee fie. &.
And in rear of the Grocery, is tho
sold?J? 8EOABS * Which #
March? 18/FISOHEB. ?
Bacon. Sugar Coffee &, Flour
JUST RECEIVED AND FOR SALE AT
It EDUCED PRICES FOR CA B,
Cheap Grocery House of
J 8 ALBERGOTTI.
Feb. 19 1874 tf Corner Russell Street and Railroad,
W, K. CROOK
HAVING JUST OPENED A FIRST CLASS
GROCERY AND LIQUOR STORK,
Would call the attention of the public to hU well selected Stock of
Bacon, Flour, I^rcl, Butter, Molasses Sugar, Coffee,
Syrup, Can Goods, LIQUORS &c
OPPOSITE BULL, SCOVILL & PIKE
T. B. BO YD
HAS JUST RECEIVED A LARGE STOCK OF THE BEST
BOOTS SHOES, GROCERIES &C,
Which he will sell low down
ALSO THE LARGEST STOCK
SEGARS AND TOBACCO
Ever offered in this market No humbug, CaTl and emmnce yourself^
? _T. B. KOYP'S
C. D. K?RT JO UN
HAS A FULL SUPPLY OF
TOBACCO & SEGARS
C. tf. KORTJOHX*
Not 20, c31 ly
Mcssrs. LAZARUS MORRIS,
OPTICIANS AND OCULISTS,
Hare with a view to meet the increasing demand for their Celebrated"
Appoiutcd E. EZEKIEL,
Denier in Watchct?, Clocks, Jcwelrv, Silver and plated ware, Ac,
Sign of Big Watch, Orangeburg, 8. C, as their s?!c agent fsr this place.
Spectacles tJriparraled oy any for their Strengthen
ing and Presei'ving Qualities.
Producing a 'Hear and Distinct Vision
As in the Natural Heaahy Sight. They are the only Spectacles thut preserve
as well assist the Sight! And are the Cheapest beennse the Best, always last
ing many years without change being necessary
X3 EZB B4 IBS.
Aug. 27-tf A PENT
INTENDED FOR ALL!
WHETHER YOU ARE OUR REGULAR CUSTOMERS OR NOT
T. KOHN & BEO.
Auk to Examine their MAGNIFICENT STOCK! No trouble to show our Good*.
You w?! bs tempted, ycu will bay, unless you can resist everything, you will not be im
portuned to buy, you will he treated courteously and shown freely. We arc very
anxious to partwith numerous BARGAINS IN
DRESS Goods, Woolen Goods ?c, $c
Which will be found on Examination to present as many Claims to Cheapness as any
similar Goods ever sold here.
Shawls. Scarfs, and Ties >n endless variety of all Grade* and priee?
Besides in every rcspeot the Largest Stoek of Domestic and Staple Goods in any house-in
Orangeburg Those in need of
Slothing and Furnishing Goods will 6nd the best assortment
?e lowest prices at ? -
T. SOHN St BRO.
Wo sell tho celebrated Burlocks DIAMOND SHIRT the brand
of which is too well known to nood any special mention.
Boots, Shoes, Hats, and Caps?*"10??'^*?"??1*"*''
on hand and new ones coming
THEODORE KOHN & BROTHER.
WK Receivo Fresh Goods and Bargains daily from the best
when in town, or desirous of purchasing don't fail t9 tv.ll on