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ORA?, GEBURG TIMES.
OKANOEBURa.S.C, DBG. 17, 1374.
, STILES K. MELUCHAMP, Editor.
G. W. WHITEHBA0.
PUBLISHER AND BUSINESS M AN AG Kit.
B?&? We are in no way responsible for the
views or opinions of our Correspondents.
OUR CIRCUIT JUDGESJblP.
As we predicted in our last, 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 st seeing this Democratjust
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 Carol jna.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 wo give them
credit for knowing what they were
It is true one of the papers near his
homo said that ''his influence is least
in the section where he is best ki*own,"
but we hope that this Btroke of policy
en the part of the administration, may
not be without some good to the people
at 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 ton
cents mileage. Amendments were offer
cd to make it $500 and $600. After
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 the next 60 000,
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 more 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
incre legislative majority can impeach
the Governor, it should not excite sur
prise if they take, advantage of this
circumstance 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 will bo
is very doubtful, when we consider on
the one side the natural disposition to
take care pf their friends, but on the
other side tho necessity of legislating
for the good of the Republican party
in tho campaign of 1876. fc'uch 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 the Democratic party
is dead has become 80 fwnfliar that
doubtless many began to believe it
to be true.
There never was a grander delusion.
Democracy, which means the people's
government, embodies the idea and
true principles of freedom more fully
thon 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 winss are
again coming together, so that soon
Democracy will resume its position in
the politics of the country.
Besides Republican corruption the
disposition to make color a basis of
I political aotion, 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,
The temporary suspension of the
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
mcut, which is its legitimate mission.
THE V1CKSBURQ 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 tho city, wich a view
to arresting and bringing these parties
to this city for trial.
Vioksburo, December 8.?It was
reported this morning that the negroes
will renew their attack on the city to
day, hence the citizens are all uudcr
arras, 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 a
bout seventy; one white was killed and
two wounded. Crosby is still nnder
guard. The whites cold the entire
In a private interview between Pac
ker, Lee and Crosby the latter express
ed a dee*re to tenner his reoigimton as
sheriff. Gen. Packer 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 prisoners are now in jail.
Scouts from the country report all quiet
for miles around, and buisness 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 S. C,by two negroes,
armed with clubs and pistols, 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 Wado
Hampton is expected to deliver an ad
dress. SLt will be the greatest military
display witnessed in Augusta since
On Friday evening last, as the Col
umbia choral band was practicing at
Richmond's hall, a pistol bullet, shot
from the room below, passed through
the flooring and struck Mr. B.
Batcman on the hip, glanced off tho
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
The 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
ported that there were no grounds for
believing him to be of unsound mind.
He was taken into Court again on
Monday, and invited, once more, to
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, lio until
A largo meeting of the citizens of
Edgeficld took place on Wednesday
December 7, for the purpose of taking
somo action in reference to the house
and gin burners. The following reso
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 be dealt with in
accordance with tho 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 Gary and
opposed by Gen Dunnovant Gov Bur?
ham, Judge Carpenter, Maj Gary and
othora. 'Iu answer to Judge Carpenter,
Gen. Gray said he was not surprised
at the course of Judge Carpenier. He
was a representative of the law, and an
honornblo 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 mberlain bo Any
better? Borne of bis appointments
since he has been in office shows that
he ie not. This was not a question of
race. All they wanted was protection.
He claimed that there was ino ade
quate punishment for incendiarism.
ORANOK3URO, S. (J. Dec, 10^874.
To the Editor-Orangeburg limes.
Dear 8ir?As a matter of local in
terest, will you please publish' the fol
lowing amendment to the Constitution
of tho 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 tote as required for the
election of regular members; upon sign
ing the Constituion and paying the ad
mission fee of Five Do liars, he shall
be entitled to all the privileges of a reg
ular mom ber except voting fur officer?;
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; dishorn of
having their names transferred fi> the
active roll, can do so by giving a
written notification of such intention."
Ratified May the 6th, 1874.
J. M. Brunson. Secretary.
OFFICE OF COUNTY TREASURER,
Oranqebuko, S.C., December 11,1874.
In accordance with "an act of the General
Assembly, to raise Supplies for the G.-:cal
year, commencing November the 1st, 1874,
Notice is hereby given, ihatmy office will be
opened for the reception of Taxes on and
after Monday the 21st day of December 1874,
until the 15th day of January, 1875, after I
which time a penalty of 20 per cent will be I
added ton)) unpaid Tnxea of that dale. > I
Taxen will be received in the following
kind of funds. Gold and Silver coin, United
States Currency, National Hank Notes, and
bills receivable of the State, coupons matur
ing of bonds issued under Act to reduce the
valume of the public debt, and 'proyi^aCor
the paynicnfof the same, and certificates of
indebtedness as arc authorized by the act* of J
the General Assembly.
Tho rate pcrcentiim will be as follows:
For general State purposes, 102-5 mills
on a dollar. > I
For Cou?ty purposes, 3 mills on a dollar. I
For special (or Court House), 1J mills on
For poll tax per capita one dollar.
Local school tnx, district No. 1?Vance?, 1
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. I
Local school tax, district No. 4?Amelia,
2 mills on a dollar. j
Local school tax,district No. 5-Providence I
0 mills on a dollar
Local school tax, district No. G?Goodbys I
'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 -,
Local school tax, district No. 9?Middle,
1 q 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 Brandl- j
ville, 0 mills on a dollar
Local school tax,districtNo. 13-New Hope
0 mills on a dollar.
Local Bchool tax,district No. 14-Elizaheth
1 mill on a dollar.
Local school tax, district No. 15?Edisto,
11 mills on a dollar.
Local school tax, district No. 16?Union,
3 mil's 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,
A mill on a dollar.
Local school tax, district No. 20-Goodland
1 mill on a dollar.
Local schaoltax, diatrict 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 the Tax on each
piece of property in the Township where it
1 will collect Taxes as follows. At R. S.
Gleaton's Store, Friday December 25, 1874.
Knotts Mill Bull Swamp, Saturday Decem
her 26th, 1874.
Lew is vi He, Tuesday and Wednesday De
cember 20th and 30th 1874.
Fort Motte, Thursday December 31st 1874.
Branchvillo, 8atiirday January 2nd, 1875.
J. Hamp Feldern, Friday January 8, 1876,
And on all other days at Orangcbnrg Court
J. H. LIVINGSTON,
STOCK O IP
Central South Carolina.
1\ K0HN:& BRO,
Dry Goods Imporiam
New Goods, New Goo ds,
HAS JUST BEEN RECEIVED AT THE
FRESH, CHEAP and GENTTIWE GROCERIES, Such an Bacon
ixas?, Lard, Butter, Floor, Molasses, Syrup, Sugar, Coffee Ac. &.
And in rear of the Grocery, is the
-.mTWPS U kep.1 fuU finest grades of LIQUOBJ?, 8EGAB8 Ac, which wiU b.
sold to salt the purchaser. Call and see for yourself,
March 26 ._ 187 A FISCHER. ?
Bacon, Sugar Coffee & Flour
JUST RECEIVED AND FOR SALE AT
REDUCED PRICES FOR CA B,
AT THE! ^
Cheap Grocery House of
J S ALBERCtOTTI,
Feb. 19 1874 tf Corner Russell Street and Railroad.
W, K. CROOK
HAVING JUST OPENED A FIRST CLASS
GROCERY AND LIQUOR 8TORE,
Would call the attention of the public to his well selected Stock off
Bacon, Flour, Uard, Butter, Mo* asses S?g?r, Coffee,
Syrup, Can Groods, LiIQUOKS ?fco- ; -
OPPOSITE BULL, 8COVILL & TIKE
T. B. BO YD
HAS JUST RECEIVED A LARGE STOCK OH? THE BEST*
BOOTS SHOES, GROCERIES &??
Which lie will sell low down
j ALSO THE LARGEST S*5?CrC
SEGARsT^ALNTO TOBACCO _
Ever oflVod in this market.
No hrmibug Call-and
? ? i v,.-.ne ymrrself. *j
GROC ERIES, LIQUORS & CIS ARS
C. D. KCRTJ VIT TNT,
Agent for H?ZLITT & C O S.
Hygienic Tonic Bitters.
ITS Ingredients are strictly Vegetable and as prescribe I by nil eduenOed Physician*
in their practice.
Nov 20, c:il 1y
Messrs. LA ZAR L S $ MORRIS,
OPTICIANS AjSTD OCULISTS,
Have with a view to n.cet the increasing demand for their C?fiebrate<i
Appointed E. EZEKIEL,
Dealer in Watches, Clocks, Jewelry, Silver and plated watOj.&e-.,
Sign of Big Watch, Oraugeburg, S.O., as their sole agent for this place.
Spectacles Unparraled. by any for their Strengthen
ing anti. Preserving Qualities.
Producing a 'Hear and Distinct Vision.
As in the Natural lieuiihy Sight. They are the only Spectacles that preserve
as well assist the Sight! And are the Cheapest because the liest, always last*
iug many years without change being necessary
PS I *
MANUFACTURERS OF BUILDING MATERIAL. GUHERALLY.
Dressed Flooring, Ceiling, "Weither-Board?
Mouldings for llnilding Purposes, in Great Variety/.
NSW ELS, HAND-BAILS, toAuuUoI r.rvo, ??vn-?Lr-i?Ji?iiii.-v'niiufsoau oahh.u,
GOOD AND SUBSTANTIAL WORK mado as cheap at thi*. establishment as can
be made in the United States. We have on hand the largest stock of th? ?tore. South of
tho citv of Baltimore, all of which we guarantee will give entire satisfaet*?? to all who
want good, substantial work. The snbscrihrrs are ordy practical rnechanics?Sash
Blit I ni:d Door Makers?by trade, carryin.
iu - :v: >o gontlrmen all overtlds .."ate. .i ?
\tn ? i. cier of their work for the past twenty
1\0 i. ' JE On account 'of the manne > . i.
nuaaipiicn *? io risk of Breakage of Qlx? wlir
p_.i ??>, the Midi in this State at Ilr'
i .i-.-it ? ?n the city of Charleston,
. iVcri-U Ca o'bia and Florida, as to
.... \. i n fei
of our work.
W. P. BUfc>?i;LL it CO., Charleston, S. O*
, >?? h ..''is, and our own
u .., : ^ floods are ship*
t ..v" ..3 to the purchaser