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ORAtf GEBURG TIMES.
OHAXGBBURO,S.GM DEC. 17, IS74.
, STILES K. MELLICHAMP, Editor.
G. W. WHITEHEA0,
rUDM3HF.il AND BUSINESS M AN AO KU.
B@u We are in no tcwy responsible for the
view or opinion* of our Correspondtnls.
OUR CIRCUIT JUDQEShIP.
As we predicted in ourlast, J. P. Reed
has been elected Judge of this circuit.
Just before the Gubernatorial election
he advocated the claim of Chamber
Iain to the office of Governor, and
now just before the Judicial election
Chamberlain in turn advocates his
claims to the office of Judge: Reed
said in his letter of explanation that a
very short time would prove the wis
dom of his course, and there is no doubt
that Chamberlain has taken the wisest
course for the good of bis party. Just
such inaugurals and such steps are
necessary for the salvation of the Re
publican party and Chamberlain is
sensible enough to see it, and act upon
it, despite the mortification of old Re
publicans at seeing this Democrat just
said to be transformed into Republi
canism, preferred to them.
Reed is krown in Washington as the
Democrat who beat his Republican
opponent for Congress in 1868, and his
election will therefore be regarded as
an improvement in South Carolina.and
exert a favorable influence for the na
tional Republican party. This is a
wise policy in Chamberlain's adminis
Reed is said to have been converted
into Republicanism, but however this
may be, the Democrats in the Legisla
ture voted for him, and we give them
credit for knowing what they were
It is true one of the papers near his
home said that ''his influence is least
in the section where he is best known,"
but we hope that this stroke of policy
en the part of the administration, may
not be without some good to the people
nt large, for the Democrats who sup
ported him must asssuredly have acted
The Committee to whom was refer
red the matter of printing for the Gen
eral Assembly awarded the same to
the Republican Printing Company at
$50,000 per annum, being $100,000 for
the two years.
On Friday considerable discussion
took place on the bill regulating the
pay of members of the Assembly. The
bill provided a salary of $400, and ten
cents mileage. Amendments were offer
ed to make it $500 and $600. Alter
a great deal of time was consumed, the
bill was referred'to -the Committee of
ways and means.
The following bills have been re
ported upon favorably by the Commit
tees to whom they were referred and
will then be discussed by the Assembly:
The bill to make the office of County
Treasurer elective and fixing his com
pensation at 5 per cent on the first
$2000, 2 per cent on tho next 50 000,
1 per cent on the balance collected.
The bill to require a registration of
voters before elections, and to prevent
fraudulent voting. It is thought this
bill stands a bad chance of passing.
The bill fixing the salaries of Audi
tors, in which the Auditor of Orange
burg is to receive $1000, and his clerk
Governor Kellog and his allies are
endeavoring to secure from Congress a
recognition of their government, and,
if they succeed, there is no doubt that
something moro than mere recogni
tion will bo necessary to keep things
A Conservative legislature will soon
assemble, and inasmuch as the Radi
cal government has made it so that a
mere legislative majority can impeach
the Governor, it should not excite sur
prise if they take, advantage of this
circumstance t to place in power the
lawfully elected Governor, McEnery.
Hence the anxiety of the Kellogites
to cause immediate action on the part
What the policy of Congress v/ill bo
is very doubtful, when wc consider on
the oue side the natural disposition to
take care pf their friends, but on tho
other side the necessity of legislating
for the good of the Republican party
in the campaign of 1876. fcfuch con
siderations may dictate a course of
caution as in South Carolina, and thus
even Louisiana may bo relieved of her
TBE DEAD DEMOCRACY.
Tho boastful expression of Republi
can orators that tho Dcmocratlo, party
is dead bos become bo familiar that
doubtless many began to believe it
to be true.
Thor? never was a grander delusion.
Democracy, which means the peopled
government, embodies the idea and
true principles of freedom more fully
thy n any other term or party name.
The Democratic party was the ruling
party of the country until its unfortu
nate division into the Douglass and
The war then came on and the Doug
lass wing naturally went with the
opposition, and has continued in
this position in consequence of the
ill feelings engendered by the war.
Time is gradually wearing away these
animosities and the two wings are
again coming together, so that soon
Democracy will resume its position iu
the politics of the country.
Besides Republican corruption the
disposition to make color a basis of
political action, and of making Repub
licanism and negroism synonymous
terms, has contributed largely to this
change of popular sentiment. It is a
dangerous and destructive policy,
Tho temporary suspension of tho
Democratic party, has been a blessing
to it, for it will cause the lopping off of
many objectionable features and enable
it to come forth untrammeled as the
herald of freedom and good govern
mcnt, which bits legitimate mission.
THE VICKSBURQ TROUBLE,
The latest evidence just recieved ren
ders it absolutely certain that Gov.
Ames and nis attorney-general George
E. Harir, incited and advised the inva
sion of this city by the negroes to-day
This evidence has been laid before the
ablest lawyers of the city, wich a view
to arresting and bringing these parties
to this city for trial.
ViCKSBUBO, December 8.?It was
reported this morning that the uegrocs
will renew their attack on the city to
day, hence the citizens are all uuder
arms, and have been largely reinforced
from the adjoining town. The prisoners
captured yesterday are closely watched
to prevent their being lynched. The
negro loss yesterday is estimated at n
bout seventy; one white was killed and
two wounded. Crosby is still nnder
guard. The whites hold the entire
In a private interview between Pac
ker, Lee and Crosby the latter express
ed a desire to tender his resignnton as
sheriff. Gen. Pucker prepared the
resignation to take effect immediately,
which Crosby signed, Lee and Packer
signing as witnesses, and the document
is now in the possession of Packer.
About fifty prisoner? are now iu jail.
Scouts from the country report all quiet
for miles around, andbuisnesi is gener
ally being resumed.
A resolution has been introduced in
Congress to reduce the Presidents sal
ary to $25,000.
Mr. John Cason was attacked last
week on tho road between Slabstown
and Williamston 8. C,by two negroes,
armed with clubs and pistole, and rob
bed of $108.
A reunion of the members of Hamp
ton's legion of cavalry which won such
distinction in the late war, is to take
place in Augusta, on the 16th and 17th
instant. Several companies have been
invited to attend, and General Wade
Hampton is expected to deliver an ad
dress. "It will be the greatest military
display witnessed in Augusta since
On Friday evening last, as the Col
umhin choral band was practicing at
i Richmond's hall, a pistol bullet, shot
j from the room below, passed through
the flooring and struck Mr. B.
Bateman on the hip, glanced off the
bone and entered his coat pocket.
The person living below says that a
certain young man, while 'fooling,, with
his pistol accidentally alowed it to
I go off.
Tho board of physicians who exam
ined the condition of E. F. Stokes,
who has so long been in jail in Green
ville for allegod contempt of court, re
Sorted that there were no grounds for
elieving him to bo of unsound mind.
Ho was taken into Court again on
Monday, and invited, occe more, tb
comply with the order of the Court.
As usual he made no answer whatever
and was remanded to jail, where he
will, bo far as rests with him, lie until
A largo meeting of the citizens of
Edgeficld took place 011 Wednesday
December 7, for tho purpose of taking
some action in reference to the house
and gin burners. The following reac
' lution was adopted after considerable
Resolved, That from and after to
day all parties, white or black, who
may bo caught in the aot of firing a
house in this county bo dealt with in
accordance with the precedents of lynch
law, which is a part of tho unwritten
law of America.
The resolution was supported by Col
T. G, Bacon and Gen M. W Gory and
opposed by Gen Dunuovant Gov Bur
ham, Judge Carpenter, Maj ?Gary aud
others. Tu answer to Judge Carpenter,
Gen. Gray said he was not surprised
at tho course of Judge Carpenter. He
was a representative of tho law,and an
honorable representative of it,. He
could not have spoken other than he
did. But it was patent that during
Moses's administration justice could
not be done. All criminals were par
doned. "Would Cha mberhim be any
better? Borne of bia appointments
since he has been in office shows that
he is not. This was not a question of
race. All they wanted was protection.
He claimed that there was (no ade
quate punishment for incendiarism.
Orakoeboho, S. C. Dec.,-10$874.
To the Editor ?Orangeburg limes.
Dear Si h ?As a matter of local in
terest, will you please publish, the fol
lowing amendment to tb e Constitution
of the Independent, Young America,
Fire Engine Company:
Any Citizen of Orangeburg may be
come a Contributing member, by mak
ing written application as provided in
Constitution, article VIII, and receiv
ing the same vote as required for the .
election of regular members; upon sign j
ing the Constituion and payiqgtlie ad
mission fee of Five Dollars, lie shall
be entitled to all the privileges of a reg
ularmoiuber except voting for officers;
he shall be subject to all fines, and dis
cipline when present at fires parades
or meetings; he shall be required to
uniform himself in 30 days after his
election, and attend anniversary and
"Each Contributing member shall
contribute monthly the sum of Fifteen
"Contributing members) disiiQ?* of
having their names transferred to the
active roll, can do so by giving a
written notification of such intention."
Ratified May the 6th, 1874.
J. M. B run son. Secretary.
OFFICE OF COUNTY TREASURER,
Ooanoebuko, S.C., December 11,1874.
In accordance with "an act of the General I
Assembly, to rape Supplies fur fhe fucai
year, commencing November the 1st, 1874,
Notice is hereby given, dial my office will he
opened for the reception of Taxes on and
after Monday the 21st day of December 1874, J
until the 15th day of January, 1875, after I
which lime a penalty of 20 per cent will he
added to nil unpaid Taxes of that date. > I
Taxe? will bo received in the following
kind offundH. Gold and Silver coin, United
States Currency, National Hank Notes, and
hills receivable of the Stole, coupons malur-1
ing of bonds issued under Act to reduce the I
valume of the public debt, and provi^fige-J
the pnymcnt'of the same, and certificates off
indebtedness as are authorized by the act* of 1
the General Assembly.
The rate percentum will be as follows: J
For general State purposes, 102-6 millsI
on n dollar. a I
For County purposes, 3 mills on a dollar. I
For special (or Court House), IX mills on I
For poll tax per capita one dollar.
Local school tax, district No. 1?Yances, I
0 mills on a dollar.
Local school tax, district No. 2?Poplar,
4 mills on a dollar.
Local school tax, district No.3-Pine Grove
3} mills on a dollar.
Local school tax, district 2so. 4?Amelia,
2 mills on a dollar.
Local school toXjdistrictNo. 5-Providence
0 mills on a dollar
Local school tax, district No. 6?Good by h
4 mills on a dollar
Local school tax, district No. 7?Lyons, j
2 mills on a dollar.
Local school tax, district No. 8-Cow Castle
1 mill on a dollar r
Local school tax, district No. 9?Middle,
1} mills on a dollar.
Local school tax, district No. 10?Orange,
2 mills on a dollar.
Local school tax, district No. 11-Caw Caw
2 mills on a dollar.
Local school tax, district No. 12 Branch
ville, 0 mills on a dollar
Local school tax,district No. 13-Ncw Hope
0 mills on a dollar.
Local scbool tax,district No. 14-Elitabeth
1 mill on a dollar.
Local school tax, district No. 1 ~)?Ldisto, I
1 j mills on a dollar.
Local school tax, district No. 16?Union,
3 mills on a dollar.
Local school tax, distiict No. 17?Zion,
1} mills on a dollar.
Local school tax, district No. 18?Willow,
2 mills on a dollar.
Local school tax, district No 19?Liberty,
J mill on a dollar.
Local school tax, district No. 20-Goodland
1 mill on a dollar.
Local school tax, district No. 21?Hebron
1 mill on a dollar. ?
Local school tax, district No. 22?Rocky
Grove, 1 mill on a dollar.
Tax payers must call for tho Tax on each
piece of property in the Township where it
1 will collect Taxes as follows. At R. S.
Uleaton's Store, Friday December 26, 1874.
Knotts Mill Bull Swamp, Saturday Decent
ber 2Glh, 1874.
Lewisvillc, Tuesday and Wednesday De
cember 29th and 30th 1874.
Fort Motte, Thursday December 31st 1874.
Branchville, Saturday January 2nd, 1875.
J. HampFeldere, Friday January 8,1875.
And on all other days at Orangcbnrg Court
J. H. LIVINGSTON,
Central South Carolina,
Dry Goods Imporium
New Goods, New Goo ds,
HAS JUST BEEN RECEIVED AT THE
FRESH, CHEAP and GENUINE GROCERIES, Such
Mama, Lard, Butter, Flour. Molasses, Syrup, Sugar, Coiico ?&c. &.
And in rear of the Grocery, is the
. WHICH ii kept full of the finest grades of LIQUORS, SEGABS Ac., which will be
sold to suit the purchaser. Call and see for yourself.
mJ?!?t2Smm._,87A FISCHER. u
Bacon, Sugar Coffee & Flour
JUST RECEIVED AND FOR SALE AT
REDUCED PRICES FOR CA H,
AT THE _
Cheap Grocery House of
Feb. 19 1874 tf
J 8 ALBERQOTTI,
Corner Russell Street and Railroad.
W, K. CROOK
HAVING JUST OPENED A FIRST CLASS
GROCERY AND LIQUOR STORE,
Would call the attention of the public to his well selected Stock off
Bacon, Flour, Liard, Butter, Mo" asses Sugar, Coffee,
Syrup, Can Goods, LlQUOltsTf?T
OPPOSITE BULL, SCOVILL & PIKH
T. B. BOTD
HAS JUST RECEIVED A LARGE STOCK OF THE BEST*
BOOTS SHOES, GROCERIES &C>
Which he will sell low down
1 ALSO THE LARGEST SB?CFC
SEGA/KlT^VN D TOB A CCO
jiyar oflVed in this market. No Imnihng, Cull au t .? -'i v'.'.me yourself. \
GROCERIES, LIQUORS &GI8ARS
-..^?TROM - - - . ? - ? ? ' ?" v
c. x). k?Itj >ttnt,
Agent for 1IAZLITT iv. CO S.
Hygienic Tonic Bitters.
ITS Ingredients are strictly Vegetable and as prescribe i by all educated Pbynicians
in their practice.
C. I). KORTJOILY.
Nov20, ,.?,,?,,..<:n lv
Messrs. LAZARLS $ MORRIS,
OPTICIANS AND OCULISTS,
Hare with a view to Dieet the increasing demand for their Gi&ebraterf
Appointed E. EZEKIEL,
Dealer in Watches, Clocks, Jewelry, Silver and plated watn,-.?c.,
Sign of Big Watch, Oraugoburg, S. C., as their sole agent far tins place.
Spectacles TJnparraled "by any for their Strengthen
ing and. Preserving Qualities.
Producing a 'Hear and Distinct Vision.
As in the Natural Heaahy Sight. They are the only Spectacles that preserve
as well assist the Sight I And are the Cheapest because the Best, always last
ing many years without change being necessary
MANUFACTURERS OF BUILDING MATERIAL ?ItfNERALLY.
Dressed Elooring, Ceiling, "Wenthear Boards;
Mouldings for Building Purposes, in Great Variety.
NEWELS, HAND-RAILS, .wALLU8TERS, WOOD-TURNING andtSeioll SAWING.
GOOD AND SUBSTANTIAL WORK npido as cheap at thi* establishment M can
be made in the United States. We have on hand the largest BtocV of th* ?S?ve, South of
the city of Baltimore, all of which wo guarantee wlil give entire sattafaetwa to all who
want f'vjd, substantial work. Tho subscriberp are . only practical mechanics?Sash
BlitJ ?? (I Dcor Makers?by trade, carryin.
?..-.<: \>. \- - "o gentlrmen all over this a*c
tce"< >.- ec?ec of their work for the past twenty
NO I ' Ti On account ~of the manne: bi ?,
*.ssu.vmku... ft io risk of Breakage of Q\jl.~* wil'i ..
p-d ov-jr tho . in this State at HrV . . which i ft g. i > - v ..:< to the purchaser
(of our work. W. P. It UtfdiXL a CO., Charlesion, 8. 0" D-lU
? Hi ... in the city of Charleston,
iVcnL LoMnri and Florida, as to
t .. . . >.. k, and our own
??.*.? goods are ship