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?RAN0KBURG, 8. C, JA?. tt, im.
?TILB8 B. MELLICHAJIF, Editor.
G. W. WHITBH^AO/
VvetMWKii and Business Manaoeh.
ort tn no way responsible for the
views or opinion* of ear Correspondents.
A great clamor is raised by tbe
republicans bows use tbe planters of
Edgefield have decided to reduce the
Acreage planted in cotton one-third,
And is ihe ess:e ratio to increase tbe
urea planted in cereals, and conse
quently to reduce the number of la
borers one-third, and not permit them
to occupy the lands in the county
from which thoy have been dis
It Is taken lor granted by the re
publicans that this is done to perse
cute negroes .and republicans and for
no other purpose, and that therefore
it should be put down by the strong
arm of the government.
We are also totally opposed to pro
scription or persecution for opinion's
sake in any form; but we think it comes
in bad taste for republicans whose
whole system and political machinery
is exactly the same as that of which
they complain, and assert to exist in
Edgefield, (only on a more gigantic
acale), to say too much.
However, in the^ Edgefield reiolu
iions, the words "negro" and "repub
lican** do not occur at all; but sup
pose wich ib intended, neither the Fed
eral or State government should eav a
word, for they have set the example
which is thus only partially followed.
In the language of tbe News and
Courier, "at the beginning of every
campaign an assessment' in made on
every Federal office-holder, as was
done in Charleston last autumn, and
the man who refuses to pay his quota
is at once removed. This cannot he
denied." This is all right, because
the republican party does it,
but if the planters should do the same
ws would immediately hear the cry
of persecution, if not something wore*.
If^fcJu^muii>l-fc?r tlio |>lnutO)ro lu ?ura;
"off one-third of their employees he
cause they persistently vote against
them, it is equally cruel for the Uni
ted States and State governments to
turn off their poor employees as soon
as they presume to differ politically
with their party leaders.
We ate opposed to this prescrip
tive system entirely, on both sides, be
cause it crushes honesty and inde
pendence of thought; but all we say
here is that "those who live in glass
homes ought not to throw stones."
THE EDO EE! ELD "WAR.1*
Doubtless our people are familiar
with tho reported disturbances in
Edgefield which have recently cul
minated in the burning of General
Butlers residence, and the wounding
of several negroes in a skirmish be
tween the arresting posse and the no
torious Ned Tennent's militia, who
are supposed to be at the bottom of
all the troubles in that section.
A special correspondent of tho
News and Courier proceeded to the
scene of difficulties along with Judge
Mackey, and after hearing the tes
timony of Ned Tennent himself and
General Butler, pronounces the fol
lowing, as iu his opinion, the facts
which an impartial investigation will
1. "That'General Butler's residence was
burned by an incendiary, whose name is
known and whose guilt can be proved.
?. That Ned Tennent himself was acces
sory before the fact, and that the burning
was done at his instigation and by his direc
3. That a warrant was issued by a repub
lican trial justice for the arrest of Tennent
and his-cojifcder.deA on the charge of aison.
4. That Tennaet and hlfl confederates re
sisted the officers bf the law with force and
arma on one day, and on the subsequent day
(Tuesday) resisted the same officer* und
fired upon hi: potfse and then fled.
6. Thai upon the name night, (Tuesday)
Tennent and his gang ambushed Dr. T. J.
McKee and Mr. Merriwcthcr, and riddled
their clothing witli bullets.
6. Thai the warrant against Tennent was
*t that time still unexecuted.
7. That the white men of that section
have done no single act which was not au
thorised by law and prompted by a due re
r>nrA tnf tho po.'ioe (Inf} gOOd Order of the
community in which they live."
It is now believed by many that
Grant, in the hope of securing a third
term, will bring on a wnr with Spain.
He thinks that the popular cry of tho
annexation of Cuba will carry his
point, and, so his ambition is satiated,
lie cares very littlo about tho wasting
pf money or blood.
As wo wovo unable to bo in tlie
coort house during tho Humbert trial,
in which the tax-payers are somewhat
iii&rcsted, wo publish the following
account of it taken from the Frco Cit
"Attorney-General Melton was present on
Wednesday to try this caso but the indict
ment could not he found. lie therefore
presented to the Grand Jury a new hill; hut
in consequence of tho delay tho (rial was
set over uuttl the following day. The at
torney-general was not then ready and
osked that the case might ho delayed until
12 o'clock, as a very material witness would
be down on the half-past eleven train. The
delay was granted and the court took a re
cess tili 12 o'clock. At the reassembling of
tho court Mr. Fiilebrown, County Auditor
Van Tassel and Stato Treasursr Cardozo
appeared as witnesses for tho State, and
proved beyond question that Humbert did
fail to turn over tho funds to State Treas
urer ou the loth of February and March, as
he was required to do so by law. During
the examination of State Treasurer, Gover
nor Moses'six thousand dollar warrant on
bis continguejit fund was shown to witness,
who identified it irn the sumo presented to
him by Humbert. Governor Moses had re
voked the order, or told him not to pay it,
because Andrews had failed to make good
The defense did not attempt to deny that
the funds were not turned over as required
by law, and the only witness was the defend
ant himself. J. L. Humbert took the stand
and with much self-possession proceeded to
give his testimony in the way he claims to
have been bled by Andrews. Tho judge
suggested that the testimony was irrelevant,
and stated that tho attorney-general could
object. The attorney-general said that ia
justice to tho people of Orangeburg, who
had been defrauded of their money as well
as tho State, bo should interpose no objec
tion to Mr. Humbert's stating why he had
not made the returns.
Mr. Humbert continued by stating that he
had been in the office some time before he
was required to render a report. As he
was busy preparing it, Williamson could
not be found and a postal card was received
from Andrews which read as follows:
''Make your repott nothing received?
nothing paid out
T. C. Andiiews.
The judge asked if he could produce the
postal card; Mr. Humbert took from a pack
age of documentary evidence the card re
ferred to and banded it to tho judge. He
reported as the senator advised and this was
the reason of his failure to comply with
the law at that time. Mr. Humbert then
_aUejaintedJo _tell_what hod become of _thu
mn?ey and accounted tor over 5>ia;ouu pain
to T. C. Andrews, stating time, place and
amount. In nnwer to the question "why
did you not. make the return?" Humbert
said that Andrews had the money to specu
late in and could not do so.
By on arrangement the case went to the
jury without argument on cither side, with
the understanding if a verdict of guilty was
rendered tho defendant should he heard on
mitigation of the sentence. The jury re
ported guilty and the sentence was finally
passed for one year's imprisonment in the
Stati penitentiary and a fine of one thou
sand dollars. Several cases against Hum
bert and McKinley jointly, for forgery, were
continued till the next term of court.
The State cases were finished last
week and the civil cases arc now go
ing on. Judge Heed gives universal
satisfaction. He is undoubtedly a
good judge. Wm. Auld and Peter
Reed aro condemned to be hung on
While we aro gratified to learn from
our neighbor that Whittemoro "is a
fair and just man," as lie continues in
high position since his expulsion from
Congress, and ought to be "lair and
just," we are forced to record our ob
jection to the implication that wc in
tended to "go against" Mr. Ezckiel in
onr remarks about tho removal of the
We don't suppose it is a matter of
much concern to Mr. Ezckiel whether
we go for or "against" him, as a man
liko him, who is conscientiously dis
charging his duty, is generally indif
ferent to what people may say or
think; but wo would prefer him not to
get a wrong impression.
We only alluded to the frequent
removals of the post office, and us to
Mr. Williams and Mr. Ecekicl, we
have always found thum kind, courte
ous and accommodating, and wc hop*
the post office department will long
retain their services. Would that all
Uncle Sam's officials would do ns
The committee of privileges and
elections in tho Legislature reported
favorably on tlio bill to make the
offices cf county auditor and treasurer
elective, upon which a spirited dis
cussion nroso in which C. P. Leslie
showed his hand very plainly. Ho
thought tlio republican party a fool to
give away its patronage in this way.
fjrittenden of Greenville, conferva
live, thought that to withhold the
election of these oflioera from tlio
pcoplo was to insult them.
A? tho bill woold result in a de
cided advantage to tho to tho conser
vatives of tho up-county, its passage
is extremely doubtful.
Tho committee appointed to invee>
tigato the charges ot Humbert against
Senator Andrews, wo believe, were to
report yesterday, which of course was
too late to give the result in this issue,
hut we have uo reason to doubt, that,
as now constituted they will do jus
In tho Senate the preamble and
resolutions of Cain, denouncing the
white people as "the cuotnies of univer
sal liberty," aud throwing upon them
tho whole blame for the state of things
there, psssed by a strict party vote.
Scnatoi Donaldson, conservative, ob
jected to tho preamble upon the
ground that it took for granted tho
very stato of things that the commit
tee appointed under the rrxnlutions
were to investigate. He favored the
inquiry, but could not understand
how ihe Sc-ii?te uuuld vote upon the
preamble before the committee inves
It matters not whether a*man be
white or black, republican or demo
crat, if he is guilty let him be con
demned, and if he is innocent; let him
be vindicated. Ina question if guilt
or iuuoccncc, party has not a feather's
weight with us. Wo want tho truth
and nothing but tho truth, and we say
?* ? m-?*
A meeting of citizens was held on
Tuesday night at the fireman's hall to
cousider the subject of securing n bet
ter guarding of the town. Mr. S. R.
Meliichamp was miulo*chairninn, and
Mr. J. A. Hamilton appointed secre
tary. Mr. J. C. Pike, with appropri
ate remarks offered a resolution that
a committee of eight'bo appointed to
confer with Council; also, to call upon
the citizens idative to tue matter,
which, with another resolution offered
by Mr. M. I B^ownirg tliafe the com
mittee report At eight o^eloek on
Wednesday evening, was adopted.
Messrs. J.C. Pike, J. S. I ley ward,
,Tmr 1 T? i-l r- "f?u. "?-nil
F. 8. Dibble, were a committee from
the whiles, and Messrs. II. Washing
ton, .1. McPherson imcl Klyrris pn?l?
lord were seDctr.l from the cobired
persons present. Tlio matter i.f hav
ing street lumps was also brought up
and rcJerrod to a com mit tee of .Messrs.
J A. Hamilton, M. I. Browning and
F. DeMars. The interest manifested
shows that the people are in earnest,
and it is to bo hoped (hat a lull sup
j port will he given by every voter to
i a movement which means safety and
M A !* Iv ET ItEPORTS
Office or tiieOraxcrboiv) Times,
January 28, 1S75.
CO 11 It ECTJED WEEKLI.
Ordinary, ? -
Hood Ordinary, - - 1"- @ 12$
Low Middling, - - - 13] (a) 14
Rough Rice, 1.20(7?,? ; Corn, per bushel,
90^.? ; Coyr I'cas 85??; Fodder 1.25 per
hundred; Pihdcm 1.50 per bushel: Bacon
Hams 12J?18c per lb; Hides 13J: Lard 18
(?18?; Butter.80?60; Tallow 8@10; Beef
10@l:'j Bees Wax 22@24; Flour per cwt.
4XW2>4.25; Seed Oats por bushel ?0(-V,!.7?
Chickens 25?40c each; Geese L00?1?5;
Turkeys 1.00?L50; Kggs per dozen 20e.
Livunroor., January 27.?Cotton easy,
nt li for mid ling Uplands; 7j for Orleans,
sales 12,000 bales.
Bai.TiMOUe, January 27.?Cotton quiet
low middling i?. Flour?family, 5.25?
CltAbi.estoh, January 27.?Cotton dull]
and easier, receipts Il.l?S hales; sales 1,00?I
middling 14|; stock 74,521.
Savannah, January 27.?Cotton qniet;
receipts -1,012 bales; sales 8,001??middling
141; "tcw?k 01,301.
AUOUiJTA January 27.?Cotton easy?
middling MJ(" 14|; low ir hulling I3i}: good
ordinary LI; net receipts 875 hales; sales
DR. J. G. WANKAMAKER & CO.,
Respectfully call the public's attention to
FIRST CLASS DRUG STORE,
on Knssull Street, next door to McMaster's
Brick Building, where can be found a well
selected stock of Medicines, Paints, oils,
*<>aps anil Fancy Toilet Articles. A kind
and generous patronage is earnestly mlieited.
Un.J. (i. WANNA MA K KR &GO.
The Watt Plows
T11 BIR CASTINGS,
Arc for sale in this County by tlio under
signed who is Sole Agent. These plows and
Castings 1 am offering nit manufacturer's pri
cos with freight added. First premium
awarded by this County Fair over the Farm
er's Friend and all others.
K IHK UOBINSON,
Sole Agt. for Orangeburg County*
'Important News to
n VIEW of the low prices ob
_ tained for Cotton the present sen
son, and in order to place our Guanos
within the reach of every planter, we
have greatly reduced our prices.
They will be sold as follows:
Per ton of 2,000 lbs., - $46
Payable May 1st, 1875.
Per ton ot 2,000 lbs., - * $53
Payable Nov. 1st, 1875, Free of In
the 13 rat) ley's
Ter Ion of 2,000 lbs., - $46
Payable May 1st, 1875.
TIME PRICE. ?
Per ton of 2,000 lbs., - $53
Payable Nov. 1st, 1875, Free of Iulcr
Per ton of 2,000 lbs., - $30
Payable May 1st, 1875.
Per ton of 2,000 lbs., - $35
Payable Nov. 1st, 1875, Free of inter
Freight and Drayago tO Lc Added.
Call on Agents for Almanacs nnd infor
FOR sali: liY
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1>. LOUIS, Oruhgebiirg.
iL 1). I). TANBY, IlPtnclivijlcrS. C.
Gco. W. Willianis & Co.,
Proprietors, ChaileMon, S. C.
Will oiler at agents prices the celebrated
M A P1?.' S' FE 1VY11\1A 1 i
ACID PIIO. Pi I ATE, AN L>
1) [SOLVED HONE.
This fertilize* hna it proven commercial
value of twite und oho half, owr the sewral
that claim a front rank. The hone employ
eil being fresh from slaughterhouses.
Will also sell
From fresh cargoes.
LIME, SALT, PLOWS, BRIDLES,
Plow-lines, TracCrchaLC?, Ilames,
All of which he will sell at*jow
PRICES FOR CASH.
A supply of
ATLANTIC PIIOSPH ATE,
Will he kei>t.
John A. HAMILTON
THE undersigned takes pleasure in an
nouncing to his many friends and patrons,
that he has permanently located at Orange
burg, C H.,S. 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 enlrustcdto his
care. Charges very moderate.
Ofllco at Dr Fersner's old stand over Will
I A. M. SNIDER, D. S.
)to outfit &Z Alois, nparotu? Hfk ft? Qfsttmfjk
ft ml physfoa burning, XpoatUta netadj?e
?* and j/navosfbta rarjLnMa end VIo^Kftk
. a r UhutrMod CBoIogl* ?B>9t<J??^??.
GLOVKR & GLOVER,
AVTO U N E YS A T L A W,
Oflm opposite Com l House Square
Orcingoburg, S? C?
r. w. \. iovEKj Mortimer Glover.
\ Julius Gl.ovku.
Feb. li)\ tf
MC MICHEL & BLUM E,
AVING reopened in the Brie? Store, corner of Russell and "Broughton Streets,
nnnouuee to the patrons that they
Are Stf l Alive, and
Selling indifferent goods, are
supplied vdth the best of every thing in the line of DRY GOODS. SE3AR8 and TO
BACCO, Orutx-ritaj and Liquors of the best qualities, which they wil! sell cheap, and th?
people had better buy berore
GRANT'S WAR WITH SPAIN. ?
Change of Business at
Thft Old Billiard* Room.
IHAVE FITTED UP the above place and have now on hnnd a well
assorted stock of Groceries, consisting in part of
FLOUR, SUGAR, SOAP
BACON, COFFEE, STARCH,
LARD, BUTTER, CANDLES,
POTATOES, TEA, RICE,
Also a f?ll assortment of CANNED GOODS, All of which will bo sold at the low
est living prices. ?
MY SAMPLE ROOM
In rear of Grocery, is well stocked with CHOICE LIQUORS, CIGARS
Call and examine before purchasing elsewhere.
F. DE MARS.
Hew Goods, New Goods,
HAS JUST BEEN RE EIVED AT THE
FRESH, CHEAP and GENUINE GROCERIES. Such as B?en
Hams, Lard, Batter, Flour, Molasses, Syrup, Sugar, Coffee &c &.
And in rear of the Grocery, is the
WHICH is kept" full of :he finest grades of LIQUOR.? SEGARS Ac, which will be
sold to suit the purchaser. Call nnd sco for voiirsclf.
March 26 ? 1374 tf
T. W- ATL.3I3RGOTTI,- Proprietor.
Offers to the Public at all Times
FRESH BREAD, CAKES, PIKS, FRUITS, CANDIES, TOILET
SFTTS, and every Description of Fancy Got ids'.
Wedding Calie Furnished ui Ihe Shortest Notier,
--1?11"-^ i*;,l,?if (~''"''Ii!?'"9-?'>Y,S aml PM/SENTS for C|d drcn^ha\jiw: been B-.-eive p
W, K. CROOK.
HAYING JUST OPENED A FIRST CLASS
GROCEEY -/VISTD LIQUOR STOIU3,
"Would call the attention of the public to his well Bclected Stock of
Bacon, Flour, Lard, Butter, Molasses Sugar, Coflee?
Syrupj Can Goods, LIQUORS &c.
OPPOSITE BULL,SCOVILL& PIKE
A FULL Si PPILY
MANUFACTURERS OF BUILDING MATERIAL GENERALLY
I )ressecl Floorings Ceili rig, "Weather [Board
Mouldings for Building Purposes, in Great Variety.
NEWELS, HAND-RA1 LS, wALLUSTKRS, WOOD-TURNING nnd Scroll SAWING
GOOD AND SUBSTANTIAL WORK made as cheap at thh establishment ja can
he made in the United Mates. We have on hand the Inrgcst stock of the above, South of
the city of Baltimore, all of which we guarantee will give enti c satisfaction to all who
want good, substantial work. The subscribers are the only practical mechanics?Sash
Blind and Door Makers?by trade, carrying on tho business in tho city of Charleston,
and can refer to Kentinnen all over this State, Georgia, ATorth Carolina and Florida, as to
tne character of their work for the past twenty years.
NOTICE On account of the manner in which we box un our work, and our own
assumption 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 tho purchaser
of our work. W. P. RUSSELL & CO., Charlcstoji, S. ? D-1?