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ORANGEBURG, S. C, OCTOBERS?, 18J4??ri
STILES R. MELLICHAMP,.Editor.
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TO TUE CONSERVATIVES OF
Tili? is the last opportunity wo will
jktvre before the election to urge upon
you your duty to come out on the 3rd
of November, with your full strength
for Green and Delaney. it is your
only chance for good govcrnmcnt,and
if they are defeated, it will be through
your apathy, If the Conservatives
give the Independent Candidates 52
000 votes, which they gave to Carpen
ter, they will be elected; for while Car-:
pouter carried but a handful of colored
votes, Green and Delaney will, in all
probability carry 15000 or more .which
added to the 52000 Conservatives will
elect them. It depends in the main
then upon the Conservatives, and if
ihey oi this lute hour, when fraud and
corruption are rife in the land, com
mence to stickle about petty considera
' tions of party and color, they ensure
the election of Chamberlain, and fasten
the Ring upon us indefinitely.
Let Orangeburg give Green and Do
laney 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 the effort, and when we
consider the era of good feeling as well
as good government which the success
of the Independent party will usher in,
we 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, anil
when oppression comes blame every
body but yourselves. Our prospect of
success is brighter than it ever was in
this State, if we but do our duty. Let
us then not fail from our own indif
1UAT REPORT i
? We have given in this issue a synop
sis of the 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 iu so brief an examination, who
can picture what may be 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 nominating 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 aimiug at putting hon
esL men iu office?
, There is only one way of partially
redeeming themselves, and that is to
repudiate du the 3rd of November
every roan who is under the least breath
r Tho exposed candidates aro Cain,
Phillips, McKiulay aud Sasportas.
j. L. Humbert is ais& presented.
The Orangeburg News 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 readers
the exact amount of the overcharge
complained of by the Jury, but we
thiuk the sum of $2240 for thirteen
mouths of the public printing certainly
If the charges are all right we thiuk
justice to our neighbor, as well as to
its taxpaying supporters, demands a
publication of tho itemized account,so
that tho people can judge for them
selves how their money is spent.
We have thus conscientiously dis
charged our duty in exposing tho
frauds unearthed by tho Grand Jury,
and fill we a?k is that I lie people, white
and black, Nvill do their best at tho
polls to dethrone corruption and ele
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
will now have a fnir^ount,
WORK OF TJtE ORAjiJb V UR t.
We regret iIftw\y<8jPiWrot permit
ted to have tho report of the Graud
Jury for publication in full, but wo
havo taken extensive notes from which
wo make the following synopsis cover
ing all tho important points:
The Grand Jury have the receipt of
F. R. McKinlay, showing that T. C.
Andrews delivered to him vouchers,
yet the receipt is either false, or said
vouchers have been changed. * *
Tho Jury see nothing to prevent llio
using of the same vouchers agaiu and
again, or us often as desired, which1
they think lias already been done. *
The Jury are satisfied of tho 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
beft for assault and battery and mali
cious tresspass, in which case he set
aside the verdict of the jury in favor
of tho defendants. Also in the case of
the State against firkins Williams in
which he presisted in this action until
the defendants were convicted. J
When Cain was School Commission
er the Jury find that teachers of one
grade drew pay for a higher grade.
That a largo number of vouchers ate
missing from the office, and that upon
fully one-fourth of those of his vouch
ers which are left the name of E. I.
CVuim signature of approval bus been
crossed with a 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 $35.00 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. Basportas 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- * * *
Daring McKinlays terra Ii. J. Taylor
drew $60 for month ending April 27th,
and J. H. Ford ham drew $59 for tench
ing from October 29th, to November
A vast number of pay certificates
havo been (?gti2d, upon wliicli the sig
natures of the trustees aro nil in the
Fame hand writing, frequently that of
the teacher himself, yet they have been
approved and ordered paid by tho
Pay certificates for the month of
January and February 1873, were is
sued to Miss Mary Hoffman, teacher,
(District No. 15) for $35.00 each, ap
proved May the 8th, 1873, for which
rogular monthly reports are filed in
the office. On March the 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 Mies Hoffman.
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. Ana rows
settlement with F. R. McKinlay for
State appropriation and deficiency
fund of the last year. The settlement
made, amounted to $24188.18, for
which McKinlay exhibited vouchers
to tho amount of $23373.02, leaving a
balance.of $815.16 still unaccountable
for. Of these vouchers the Jury threw
% 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
% vouchers speak for themselves, and
show conclusively that fraud was prac
ticed in said pretended, settlement.
The settlement of J. L. Humbort for
Rpproprio.tion for present your ftniount
ed to $9100.50. McKinlay stated that
Humbert settled in full. Vouchers of
$3808.62 bore evidence Of having been
paid by provinus Treasurers.
They find a pay certificate received
by MeKiulnyin 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 Frco School fund, * *
Thrtd Andrews as County Treasu
rer collected taxes for 1872. TheStfe'
appropriation for School fund was set
tied with School Commissioner F. R.
McKiniay1 for which the Jury arc in
formed that Andrews hold Mc&iulays
receipt, notwithstanding the deficiency
and frauds shown by and in said set
tlement as abovo reported.
John L. Humbert, has collected or
was charged with, $122866.50; ho ac
counted for $98244.66, leaving a bal
ance unaccountable for of $24621.91.
T. K. Saspcrtas collected a portion
-of the tax of 1868, all of 1869 and tho
greater part of 1870. He has failed to
make any satisfactory settlement for
any ono 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 of 1870 badly
kept. In tho stub books a large num
ber of receipts are torn out ami there
is n? statement as to what use has been
made of said receipts. \
Tho Grand Jury find the Board of
County Commissioners, of which Mr.
J. F. Meyers was chairman, approved
and paid many bills during their term,
the charges 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 ono item of these bills:
Under dato of February 24th, 1872,
the sum of $29-A is charged for publish
ing 'delinquent tax list, and on same
b?l undor dato of May 18th,. 1872 a
similar charge of $294 for publishing
delinquent land sales, which charges
if not fortiio same work arc certainly
"William. N. Mount drew from the
Board on the 28th of September 1872,
$400 for rent*of poor house for 1869,
vouchers being in possession of Board
showing that tho same had been drawn
for the year 1869 at tho rate of $300
perannum.V ? ? >
Nero Blumo was overpaid $75.00
for services. . f
License returns fall short $299.91.
Mnny bills in, County Commissioners
office not itemized approved And paid.
In examining tho-nfmirs of the pre*
cut Board of County Commissioners,
th? Jury find "a hill of the Orangeburg
News Company for S855.Q0, paid Fcb
ruory 23rd 1874, upon which thcro is
a charge of $77.50 April 12th 1873,
for advertising delinquent laud taxes.
Tho Committeo says that "tho County
Auditor ^vas allowed by law the sum
of $2 for each name published in de
linquent land taxes, for the purpose of
'paying this very advertisemcnt,which
sum ($2 for each piece of property ad
vertised) he collected, and should have
paid i.Ho abovo charge of $77.50 and
not have jUlowcd the County to settle
i . _ r _
[Fob theObancjeburo Times.]
The ApproaoiLing Fair.
The good people of Orangeburg and
tho region round about can scarcely
need to be reminded of tho pleasure )ii
store for them on the 3rd of November
when tho Orangeburg Fair will open;
but we apprehend that persons, at a
distauco are not aware how rich a trcnt
may bo expected. If tho last Fair,
though held during the worst period
of a great financial panic, v/as such a
success, what may not bo anticipated
of one hold now. The able and inde
fatigable Board of Directors havo
Bparcd no effort to add to its attractive
ncss, and the people of Orangeburg
have lost none of that fine spirit which
rose superior to Iho paralysing influ
ences of a money panic. The spacious
Fair Building?the finest, it is said,iu
the State?will present a display which
will feast tho eye. The preparations
for it have, wo learn, been extensive.
Tho products pf human industry and
skill in a thousand forms will he there.
Tho useful, or tho bcnutilul, or both,
will be seen on every hand, und in nl
most bewildering variety, and profu
sion. And not within tho Buildiug
only, wi'l tho eye bo gratified.' Out
side of it, on tho spacious Fair Grounds
these will be enough to repay'lbs vis
itor. Each, day will furnish its amuse
ments. Among them will be witnessed
a Tournament, in which not less than
twenty-five superb horsemen will couch
tho lance, like the Knights of the'olden
time, to bear off tho Ring.at full speed.
A match game of Base Ball, by pick
ed players, will givo, in another fbrm,
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 braes band,
which will be each day, iu attendance.
But the enjoyments of the occasion
will not he limited to these pleasures
only. Those of a higher grade will be
added. "Wo Bhall enjoy ihe privilege
of listening to an address by Major
Woodward, of Fair field, who holds the
high position of President of the State
Agricultural Society, and from whom
we 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 immersed in
the cares of business.
All tlicso 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,for the ladies
Monumental Association will furnish
him, on the spot, with a better ono
than he can get elsewhere; and in pat
ronizing them, he will not'only benefit
himself, but also promote a noble
object?the erection of a monument to
the gallant dead whom even a foe
To complete the provision mnde for
the benefit of the visitor, by the fore
thought of the Directors, an arrange
ment has been effected with S. C. B. R.
Company, for the issuing of excursion
tickets at reduced rates.
Fairs such as these are real blessings.
Their influence in promoting material
interests of high importance is great
and obvious; but opart from this con
sideration, they would be worth more
than they cost for tho moral benefit
they confer. They draw us away for a
time from bur every-day cares, and
anxieties, and toil. They give us a
pnuso in the exhausting battle of life.
They give rest to the body, and health
fi:l recreation to the mind. They do
more?they call into exercise our kind
liest sociul feelings, and, in so doing,
make us better men.
A largo attendance may well be an
ticipated. Orangehurgers will all
come. Besides the inducements which
influence others, they are proud of the
Orangebtirg Agricultural and Median
icnl Association, and well they may
be, 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 ns safe an iu
vcitmcnt ns can befonnd 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.
VICTORIA HOTEL, I
CHARLESTON, S. C
II as ht en entirely renovated, and refurn
ished throughout. It is most ccntrely aitua
ted, on King, near Market Street, for the
travelling public. I solicit their patronage,
Board perdav $2.50
MRS. MARIA OPDEBEKCX,
Oct 15?2m Proprietress.
Baxley & Vundoblen
Factors Office, No. 6 Central Wharf
GRAIN AND PRODUCE COMMISSION
HOUSE, No. 108 ANBON STREET*.
CHARLESTON, S. C
ifflrWe earnestly solicit consignments of
all kinds of Country Produce,
Sept. 24 * 1874 3m
BOW Si THIS 5POR HSCH?
TBE ENTERPRISE GROCERY STJORE.'
HAS JUST BEEN FILLED WITH
And ia rear of the Grocery, is tho
WHICH !? kept full of the finest grades of LIQUORS, BEGAUS &c., which will lU
sold to suit the purchaser. Call and see for yourself.
m.??? ]SJiA PI8CHEB. ff
Bacon, Sugar Coffee & Flour
JUST RECEIVED AND FOR SALE AT
REDUCED PRICES FOR CA E,
Cheap Grocery House of
J 8 ALBERGOTTI.
Feb. 10 1874 tf Corner Russell Street and Railroad,
W, K. CROOK
HAVING JUST OPENED A FIRST CLASS
GROCERY AND LIQTJOR STORK,
Would call the attention of the public to his well selected Stock of
Bacon, Flour, Lnrcl, Butter, Molasses Sugar, Coffees
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 lie will sell low down
ALSO THE LARGEST STOCK
SEGARS AND TOBACCO
Ever offered in this market. No humbug, Call and cmronce yourseffv
X. B. BOYDAS
C. D. K?RTJOI1N
HAS A FULL SUPPLY OF
TOBACCO & SEGARS
C. ?, KORTJOHX,
Nor 20, c31 ly
Messrs. LAZARUS $ MORRIS,
OPTICIANS AND OCULISTS,
Hart ford Conn..
Have with a view to meet the increasing demand for their Celebratecf
Appointed E. EZEKIEL,
Dealer in Watches*, Clocks, Jewelry, Silver and plated ware, Ac,
Sign of Big Watch, Orangeburg, S. 0., as their sole agent for this place.
Spectacles TJnparraled l>y any for their Strengthens*
ing and Preserving Qualities.
Producing a Hlear and Distinct .Vision
As in the Natural Heu.ihy Sight. They aro the only Spectacles that preaenro
as well assist the Sight! And are the Cheapest because the Ue.st, always last
ing many yean without change being necessary
INTENDED FOR ALL!
WHETHER YOU ARE OUR REGULAR CUSTOMERS OR NOT
T. KOHN & BRO.
Ask to Examine their MAGNIFICENT STOCK I No trouble to show our Good*.
You will be tempted, you will buy, unless you can resist everything, you will not be im
portuned to buy, you will bo treated courteously and shown freely. We are v**y
anxious to part" with 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.
? ShawlSi Scarfs, and Ties >?? endless variety of aU Grades and priees
Besides in every respect the Largest Stook of Domestic ami Staple Goods in any house-in
Orangeburg Those in need of
Clothing and Furnishing Goods will find the l**t assortment
and the Tow*?t prices at _ ? -
T. SOHN & SRO.
We ?eil the celebrated Burlocks DIAMOND. SHIRT tbo brand
of which is too well known to need any special mention.
Boots. SJwes, Hats, and Caps?*^?^^?m*nt *l?'M
on hand and new ones coming
WB Receive Fresh Goods and Bargains daily from the be*t Markets, so
when in town, or desirous of purchasing don't fail tg-call on
THEODORS KOBNf & BROTHER.