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ORANGEBURG, S. C., PRC. 31, 1874.
STILES B. MELLICHAMP, Editor. '
G. W. WHITE HE AD,
PUBMSKEB AND B?BINlW? MAKAO!:!!.
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10U We ore in no way responsible for the
views or opinions of our Correspondents.
hUMBERT VS. ANDREWS.
As a mattet of local interest we pub
lish below an interview which recently
took place between Humbert ond a
reporter of the Nowa and Courier.
The statements, if true, are of a
We suppose the public will soon see
who ther Senator Andrews successfully
meets them or not.
If the people had confidence in their
Courts of j U3ticc,5uich discussions would
be useless and unwise.
You see me confined in this jail, de
prived of the comforts of life, and my
wife and child thrown upon the chart
ties of a merciless public, just because
I have been deceived and robbed by a
man older and more experienced than
myself, I am anxious that the tax
payers of Orangeburg shall know what
has become of their money, aud 1 am
glad of the opportunity to avail myself
of the columns of the News and Courier.
Boon after T. C. Andrews was oleoted
State senator from this county, I was
appointed county treasurer through
his influence, and, by his direction, I
was compelled to employ in my office
as my chief clerk his brother-in-law,
? B. H. Williamson.
Reporter. What was the cause of
jour first arrest.
THE FIRST FRAUD.
Humbert. It was this. Andrews
come into my office to make up my re
ports, aud advised me not to send all
the money to Treasurer Cardozo, but
to let him (Andrews) have it to man
ipulate. I, soon after, went to Colum
bin, and the Slate treasurer caused my
arrest. I told him then that I would
pay him v/hat money I had in bank;
but on my way out, I met Senator
Andrews, who advised me not to do
this, but to put $5,000 in his wife's
name and 85,000 in his name. He
then said I could allow myself to be
tirrooied, and lie WOUld CUUSO my IC
lease. This I refused to do, and was
arrested. The plain truth of the mat
tor is, that I have been
ROBBED BY ANDREWS.
who used frequently to come into my
office and help himself from my drawer.
Reporter. Why did you allow him
to do this ? 0
Humbert. Don't you see that I was
completely in his power, because he
could remove me whenever he wauled
to do so? Since I have been in jail lie
has been here four or five times, and
has told mo that it was no use for me
to cut off my nose to spite my face;
that if I would keep quiet he would see
me all right. But I don't intend to
keep quiet any longer. I cannot allow
myself to suffer while the man who has
robbed me and plundered the taxpay
ers is permitted to go free.
WHY HUMBERT WAS APPOINTED.
I can see now that I was made county
treasurer simply to be robbed. If the
right grand jury had been selected this
matter would have been thoroughly
sifted, and this man's misdeeds would
not have been cloked up. Who* it was
- time for me to make my first report I
telegraphed to Andrews to see if he
had any money forme. He replied by
a postal card advising mo to report to
the county commissioners that nothing
had been received; and I did so. But
on going to my office I found that An
drews had collected the fines from
H. P. Cooke, trial justice, at Lewis
villo, on the 13th of August, 1873, had
entered them as cash received, and had
given receipts for Ihetn. At the sumo
time he collected the fines from W C.
.Reeves, trial justice at Rowo's Pump,
receipted for them,nnd kept tho money.
Reporter. Why didn't you kick
Humbort. I did, but Andrews threat
cued to remove mo if I kicked up a
fuss. This same man Andrews, togcth
ex with Governor Moses, is the cause
of all my troubles, nnd I only ask tho
impartial judgment of the people after
they have heard my story,
A. ii'vlCK WAY OF COLLECTING TAXES.
Reporter. Have you anything to say
in proof of this?
1 lumber*.. Yes, I havo a good deal
to Bay. Look how I was swindled and
led into tho trnp. Why, Andrews used
to pay his store account Willi orders
on mo which I was' compelled to re
ceive in payment of taxes.
Reporter. But tho proofs Humbert,
where nre tho proofs ?
Humbert. Here they are,(produo
iog & bundle offtocuments.) Here you.
see is an account of Geo. H Cor nelson
a merchant of this place, against T C
Andrews, amounting to $19492. This
account was brought into my office on
the 20th of January, 1874, and ten
dered to my clerk "Williamson, An
drew'a brother-in-law, it payment of
taxes. Williamson accepted it I knew
nothing of this transaction until the
31st ot January. On the 80th of Jan
uary Andrews sent a note to me order
ing me to give JD Palmer, his t&x
receipt, $14 60, and to charge the same
to him, (Andrews.) On the 2d of Feb
ruary, I was compelled to receive An
drowa's due bill in payment of taxes
from a man named Jefferson, and, on
the same day, another due bill in pay
ment of the taxes of July Embly for
$34. I was obliged to give tax-receipts
for these amounts and a great many
others lor which I never received the
HOW ANDREWS BLED HUMBERT.
Boon after this Andrews sent for me
to come to Columbia, where he was in
attendanco at the Senate. He told me
he was hard up and wanted a hundred
dollars. Of course I was compelled
to give it to him. On or about tho
7th of Febuary he came into my office
and got his tax receipt from his broth-,
er-in-law, amounting $53621, and the
tax receipts of a man named Cheese
borough for $19 27.. These receipts
were given and no money has ever been
paid on them. On the 17 th of Feb
ruary, when I paid him the $6,000 on
Gov. Moses s warrant, I also paid him
$6,000 besides, for which he promised
me to get another draft on the Govern
or's contingent fund. This, he said
was the arrangement between him and
Moses; that instead of paying the
money oyer to tho State treasurer he
would pay in the warrants. The pub
lic know that he has not done this,
and that I have been arrested for the
deficit. Mr. Herman Wahlers was
in my office at the time, and saw
me hand him (Andrews) the package
of money. Again, on the 17th of
February, I gave Andrews a check for
$697, which he promised to make good
when ho returned from Columbia. He
hag never yet paid it. Ou.the 27th ?f
of march, wheu I was in Columbia, I
gave him a check for $125 to pay his
carriage bill at Greenfield. I also
gave him $33182 to pay the taxes on
his wife,s property in Riehl nnd County.
He promised to make all these good
when he went to Columbia to make my
settlement, but never did so.
Reporter. Why did ho go to Col
umbia to make your settlement with
the State treasurer?
Humbert. Well, it is usually custo
mary for the senators to carry the mon
ey to the State treasurer from the coun
ty treasurers. Here is a telegram, one
of several that I rocie vcd from him, and
all of which I was forced to obey. The
telegram is as follows. *
Columbia, S. C, February 12,1874.
To John L. Humbert, Treasurer:
Please express me $300 by the first
express after receipt of telegram.
T. O. Andrews.
On the 6th of March I recioved an
other telegram from him to express
him $600, which I was also forced to
obey. Now don't you see how this man
has imposed on and robbed me?
Reporter. With all this evidence
in your possession, why have you kept
your mouth shut so long?
ANDREWS UTTERLY FAITHLFSa.
Humbert. Because Andrews advis
ed me to keep quiet until after the elec
tion, and promised to get mo out all
right. He also told my wife to adviso
me to do this, but you see he has de
ceived me. It is even rumored now
that I am to be convicted so as to pre
vent me from giving my testimony and
in order to cover up the .dark deeds
of this roan; and so I ask tue people of
Orangeburg County, who wnnt to know
whore their money is gone, to give me
a hearing through the columns of Tho
News and Courier, and to watch these
proceedings closely. I want to remind
them of the fact that, at the last term
of tho court Andrews was reported to
tho grand jury for indictment, and I
am told, that when the report of the
jury was handed in, his name was er
ased from the original in lead pencil.
This is the man who has robbed nie;
tho man appointed me because I was
young nnd inexperienced, and because
he could U80 mo as his tool. It is due
to myself and my wife nnd child, and
to the party to which I belong, that
tho people of the State should know
A largo party of tho beet citizons of
Bum tor emigrated for Texas tho other
Tim Hurley has been appointed
Treasurer of Charleston. He also gave
out one thousand loaves of bread to
the poor of the city.
A Washington correspondent says
that General McGowan could success
fully contest Hogers seat in Congress
on the ground that H?ge, according to
law, lives out his district, and that hi*
majority in some counties indicates
Washington dispatches foreshadow
early and favorable action on the
Houso bills for the admission of Colo
rado and New Mexico, with the object
of adding four Republican Senators
and two Congressmen to the present |
Greenwood was thrown into great
excitement last Monday by a personal
difficulty between Messrs. F A Arnold
and J W Dukes?both of that ploc6.
A number of shots were fired by both
parties. Dukes received a flesh wound
in hin fh'"h.
S. J. Anderson an old politician of
Georgia committed suicide in Atlanta
the other day by shooting himself
through the head. His will was a T?ry
strange one. Among other things he
bequeathed his pistol to Gen. Robert
Toombswith the recommendation that
he follow his example. We suppose
we will soon he r from the Tombs.
chas. f. steinmeyer,
CAHRLESTON, B. C.
Measurer and Inspector of
LUMBER and TIMBER.
I would moat respectfully call the atten
tion of my Friends to my election to the
above Position, andsolicit their favors in the
future. My actions shall be an unprejudiced
as in the past, and entire satisfaction guaran
THE undersigned taken pleasure in an
nouncing to his many friends aud patrons,
that he has permanently located at Orange
burg, C. II ,8. C, where he will devote his
entire time, from every Monday till Saturday
noon to the
PRACTICE OF DENTISTRY
in all its Departments. Perfect satisfaction
guaranteed in all operations entrustedto hi*
care. Charges very moderate.
Office at Pr Vernier's old stand over Wilt
A. M. SNIDER, D. S.
TOST! TOYS!! TOYS!!!
C'andios! Candies!! Candies!!!
JUST RECEIVED BY
A largo assortment of Toys, and fancy
Candies, Raisins, Fire Crackers, fine pocket
Cutlery, and preaentu suitable for the Christ
mas holidays. All of which are cordially
recommended, to the inspection of the public
before purchasing elsewhere.
Orangeburg Drug Store,
By DR. OLIVEROS.
of charleston, g. c.
WILLIAMS, BLACK & WILLIAMS, Agfa.,
No. 3 Cotton Exchange
SOUTH ATLANTIC WHARF.
These first class Fertilizers, carefully pre
pared under the Hpecial supervision of our
chcmiHt, Dr St. Julien Ravenel, are now of
fered at reduced rates.
THE STONO SOLUBLE GUANO
Is a thoroughly-ammoniated Fertiliser.
THE STONO ACID PHOSPHATE
Is excellent for composting, or or in the drill
with seed. Special rates will be made with
all purchasers 'or Cash Ordors. Address
10. C. WILLIAMS, Treasurer,
Koy Box 486, Charleston, 8. O
Agent at Orangeburg,
dec.24-3ra E. EZEKIEL.
ANNO UNC EMENT
ON and after the First day of February
rext, I will be prepared tc receive
IN connection with my Day School. I will
take either Roys or Girls..
OOL, ASBURY COWARD
Dec- 24 187 3m
Central South Carolina,
T. Kohn & Brother,
Dry <?oods Imporiuro
New Goods, New Goods,
HAS JUST BEEN RECEIVED AT THE
FRESH, CHEAP and GENUINE GROCERIES, Sod.at Bate*
Harus, Lard, Butter, Flour, Molaaaw, Syrup, Sugar, Coffee &c A.
And in rear of the Grocery, is the
WHICH ii kept full of the finest grades of LIQUORS, 8EGARS Ac, which will be
sold to suit the purchaser. Call and see for yourself.
? t iL FISCHER.
March 26 18741 tf
-!-"i-m-rnnw inwii m i n i wri r mum mm 11 m
Bacon, Sugar Coffee & Flour
JUST RECEIVED AND FOR SALE AT
REDUCED PRICES FOR CA M,
Cheap Grocery House of
?T S ALBERGOTTI,
Feb. 19 1874 tf Corner Russell Sireel #md Railroad
The Orangeburg Bakery,
T- W ALBERGOTTI, Proprietor*
Offers to the Public at all Times
FRESH BREAD, CAKES, PIES, FRUITS, CANDIES, TOILET
SFTT8, and every Description of Fancy Goods.
Wedding Cake Furnished at tlie Shortest Notice*
A splendid Lot of Christmas TOYS and PRESENTS for Children has just been Received
T. B. BO YD
HA8 JUST RECEIVED A LARGE STOCK OF THE BEST
BOOTS SHOES, GROCERIES *C,
Which he will sell low down
ALSO THE LARGEST STOCK
SEGARS A3STT> TOBACCO
Ever offered in this market. No humbug, Call and convince yourtolf.
Ts B, BOYDAS
GROCERIES, LIQUORS &.G IG ARS
C. 3D* KORT.T YETTST,
Agent for HAZLl 11 & CO S.
Hygienic Tonic Bitters.
ITS Ingredients are strictly Vegetable and as prescribed by all educated Physicians
in their practice.
C. O. KORTJOI1N.
Nov 20, ehl ly
A FULL SUPPLY
LANDREDTHS GARDEN SEED,
GO ? g
CO g &
MANUFACTURERS OF BUILDING MATERIAL GENERALLY.
iDressed Elooring, Ceiling, "Wentlier Boards,
Mouldings for Building Purposes, in Great Variety.
NEWELS, HAND-RAILS. UALLU8TERS, WOOD-TURNING and Scroll SAWING.
GOOD AND SUBSTANTIAL WORK made as cheap at this establishment as can
be made in the United States. We have on hand tho largest stock of the above, South of
the city of Baltimore, all of which we guaranteo will give entire satisfaction to all who
want good, substantial work. The snbecribers are the only practical mechanics?Sash
Blind and -Door Makers?by trade, carrying on the business in the city of Charleston,
and can refer to genllrmen all over this State, Georgia, .North Catolina and Florida, as to
t no character of their work for tho past twenty years.
NOTICE On account of tho mauher in which we box up our work, and our own
nmumption of the risk of Breakage of Glass with ordinary handling; our goods are ship*
ped over the roads in this State at Half Rates, which is a great saving to the purchaser
of our work, W. P. RUSSELL & CO., Charleston, 8. C* D-10