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BT^ The following preamblea?d resolu
B lions were then offered by Mr. A.. \V.
B Thnrin und unanimously adopted by
j the Association on -Saturday last;
B Whereas, ?13 proip'irity of .1 11 iti in
B is dependent upon and un existent
B with t!ie prosperity of it ? a'Hum I til re;
ILaml WiieiviH,^witli the uijrj oit:i?jr?i?
jfirtive prices now pVtiTfor aT/i'ic iltural
fa products, the condition of the farmer
I lias been getting fro n ha 1 Id worse
I for. several yctw past, und wh>u*o.u. it
B is incumbent it pun us for self-presur?
B vatiou that we shall makeSome oifbrt
fl&to arrest this tendency to utter ruin
Bhcfore it i<* too late.
HB And whereas, we firmly be'ieve
ashnt under the present government
B?c have the best chance afforded us
BB> remedy a eon lition of things, which
/ ;ie hi lieve abnormal au I subversive
B' the piosperity of our State, the
<;.v. . llvancement of society, as well as
'?,;'.v-.'-.lclass, and whereas, we alone of all
Mfiadcs, callings and professions, staud
, ? bunked for the maintenance of our
iijivileges, and whereas, we are pecu
" lily liable to be preyed upon by
ery other trade, calling, or profes
iii among men, who are inclined by
!> [crest so to do, on account of this
Bsence of combination; therefore be
B ^Resolved, By us Farmers of Orange
. jrg.in convention assembled, that
B hereby enter into a united combi
. Uion to be known us The Farmers'
nitcd Association of Orangeburg
. AVWrr,/, That while the object of
VMS) association will bo the mai ntcn
Jee of our right to a full share of
Bfilffi blessings of our day, it is not our
|H9rposo t.i infringe upon the rights of
- ; V o.hor class of our fellow country
. i That the first purpose of
<;; :]is association is to obtain a remuno
Btive price?fair, not exhorbitaut,
Br tho products of our lands.
^ Resolved, That this association i3
jit. organized for a political purpose,
sHH'less such action is force I upon us
...! j f'r.sofvtuf, That all farmers of this
jinn:y bo requested earnestly to unite
jit 11 us iu this associatiou and work
lv iho common welfare,
ran The following was adopted as tho
HBBqsis of organization :
Wf? 1. That the owners of tho soil are
HDlic masters of the couutry.
BS 2. Tint tho government and its
B?flicer3 are created for and shoul d bo
Subservient to the farmer.
1?S 3. That the success of the farmer
Bis necessary to the homr and success
Hfof the nation.
B 4. That each club shall have one
B President; a'so one Vice-President for
Sr every 15 members and fraction; also
1 ono Secretary and one Treasurer.
B That each member shell be sworn to
I carry out the purposo of his member
B ship. That tbo meetings shall bo
I hold every two weeks. That mom
B hers shall be admitted upon request
B after* taking oath iu open meeting.
B That after election of new memborH
B meetings must be secret and noao
but members of association in good
standing allowed to be present. That
any club may adopt for their use such
by-laws and-rules, not inconsistent
with tho purpose of our organization,
as they shall from timo to time deem
On motion it was unanimously
Resolved, That the thanks of this
convention are due and hereby ten
dered to the editor of the Tax-Payer
for aiding us in getting a favorable
opinion from our fellow-citizen iu be*
half of our .move. That we heartily
reciprocate his endorsement of us aud
recommend the Va c-Payer to the sup
port of every farmer in the county..
That we shall make it a part of our
programme to work for the welfare of
the Tax-Payer, and have it circulate
iu every farmhouse in tlu county.
On motion, seconded and carried,
the chair appointed the following
committee to assist the organization
by forming farmers clubs iu '4 their
W. A Muckay, J. D. Jones, Dr.
T. J. Pou, Mr. A. Smoak, Capt. A.
\V. Tharin, V. Bates, George Bolen,
j Resolved, That the thanks of this
convention are teudered Mr. A.
Fischer for tho use of his hall. (
m ? mi ?
Proceedings cf the Legislature
Columbia, ?. C. February 12.?
Tho Charleston delegation are be
lieved to be solid for the consolida
tion and adjustment of the bonded
debt, and it will probably prevail.
Schedule two of the Bond Com
mission, containing the testimony of
Parker, Is said to have disappeared
from the papers in the hands of
Columbia, February 19.?In the
! House, A bill to repeal an act to pro
vide for the payment of past due
school chiiiu3 in the several counties
of this State, approve'! March 3, 1874
Air. Callison moved to strike out
the enacting clause. The vote being
taken etcod as follows?ayes, 26; nays
45. The motion was lost, and the
bill ordered to a third reading.
Iu the Senate?A bill to prevent
fishing with nets in the fresh water
streams of this Slate at certain sea
sons of the year, was read a third
Columbia, February 20.?In the
Senate, a bill to amend an net entit
led "An act to utilize the convict la
j bor of this State."
Bill (House) to amend an act en
titled "An Act to authorize the c ? u my
commissioners to submit to the quail
jfjed ej^y^rsjof^their^several counties
a proposition to alterjtluf fence laws
and to provide for effectuating the
Bill (House) to renew the charter
of the Lafayette Artillery. Were
read a third time.
Columbia; February 14.?In the
Senate, tho following mj<sage was
received from his Exeallenoy the
State ofSoutit Carolin v
Columbia, S. C, February 14.
Hon. Gentlemen of the House of Repre
I have this day returned to your
honorable body an act to authorize
the employment of able male prison
ers confined in jail to work on streets,
roads and highways Jeadiug to any
town in this State.
Wade Hampton, Governor.
The question was 'whether the
House Bhould "pass the bill notwith
standing tho veto of JtheGovernor.
The aye3 and Jnays were called, and
the vote stood Jas follows : Ayes, 12;
AU persons having claims against the
Estate of Elliott M. Robinson uVcca.'.ed,
will render them properly attested, those
indebted, will make pavtnent to
RACHEL A. PRUISNEB,
feb 10 *t
All persons indebted to the Estate of the
late Emanuel Ezokiel, are requested to pay
up at once. PcreonB who have left watches
and jewelry for repair, are notified that nil
such articles which havo been on hand for
onoyear, will be sold at aucUon on tho first
Monday in March, 1878, for the amounts
duo for repairs, unless sooner paid for.
All creditors will present their accounts
at once. Payments may bo made and ac
counts presented to Mr. W. Hobinson, Rus
sell Streot or to
ANNIE EZEKIEL VAN NORDEN.
Adni' E. EZEKIEL, dec.
feb 16 _?t,
Partie? indebted to Thomas Gleaton
deceased, will make payment and those
having demands against him will present
them duly attested to U. S. Gleaton. Esq.
R. S. GLEAfON,
jan 20 " _ *t
A111A Li LATHROP,
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
Orangetmrg, S? O
Office injrear of Masonic Hall.
March 3 ly.
i i n.
Li hereby g'ven that the undersigned
wiir.file their general account as Executors
of Elizabeth Brookhart, with the Judge of
Probate for OrangcburgCounty,on the 11th
da v of March next, and ask for letters dis
missory. T. B. BROOKHABT.
D. B, BROOKIIAKT.
Executor's Notice. %
AH personB having Claims against the; i
Estate of E A Fairey, deceased, will render
them properly attested, and those indebted
will make pavment to <? v ? . . .,
'PHILLIP ;BS-f AIBEY^ .< 2 .
feb 2?4t Qualified Executor.
The Undersigned will- file his FinalAc- j
count as Administrator of the. Estate-of 1
Barbara E Jackson, with Judge of Probate
on 6th day of March next, and therefrom'-a
ask for letters Dismissorv.
1 ? LA. 1UICK,
feb 2?td Adm'r.
Notice to Creditors. ^
AH persons having demand* against the
Estate of (Todnh M. CroBweU-, deceased will
present the- name on or before t!:a' fir.-t day
of March, 1873, to. Augustus T. Smythc,
Esq., at Charleston/ 8. C, or James F
Izlar, Esq., at Orangebarg, 8. C, and aw
persons indebted to said Estate will make
immediate payment to the undersigned.
SUSAN ELLEN CUOSWELL,
fob 2?Id Qualified Executrix.
EDUCATE! EDUCATE! !^
Gin Branch Academy
FOB B OTH SEXES.
The next Session will begin on the Mon
day, Jan. 1st, 1878, and Close the last da*
of .luue, 1878
Young Men are here given a thorough
Business Education, .or prepared for, the
Senior Classes of our Lsadi ?' C?'leges. jj
Y'onng Ladies aro prepared for thee
Graduating Clashes of our Highest Female 3
The Latin and Greek Pronunciation is
that of the Principal ? UniversitiesaW'Cob
leges hoili of Europe and America."* ' ''"
Discipline mild, but firm. Location ?
Healthy. Board Cheap
TUITION PER MONTH:
Primary Scholar*........$2 00
Grammar Seliolard.... 2 50
CIaraic.il Scholars..... 3 00
' ? ?' ? ."??.??('J.f-":;'x
For further information add cm
P. W. CORP.. Principal.
O'-angebiirgCoumv, S C.
than a biliomj
is not familial
with the well
Spirits, Rcstlcs*ne?s, Gloominess of Min
Weakness, Dull Headoche, Uirty, Grea
Appearance of the Skin, Yellow Tinge
the Whites of tho Eye?, Loss of Appetite,'
"jiiiU Oo*rivencs*s- biuiiuV.?i? .-* "Vi-^ti" <"*kiiW?|C r
poui d will cure you. Irv it. \
From James S. Martin, of firm of Martf
& Mood, Grocers, Charleston. S. C.:
Charleston, S. C. ?
I have used "Simmons' Hepatic Cora- :i
pound" for the past two years in my family,
and consider it one of the best Patent Fam
ily Medicines I have ever used, and believe
it to be all that id claimed for it.
Jas. S. Mahtik.
For sale Wholesale and Retail bv -
AUSTIN & CO.
DO W1U ,0 MO IS 15,
Proprietors, Charlesion, S. C.
For sale bv
1ML A. C DUKRS,
Ml. J. G. WANN AM A1
PP.; A. S. HYDRICK.
OFFICE OF CO. COMMISSIONE
January lfhh 18,
Sealed proposals will be received
office for the renting of the Poor
Farm on . the old Charleston Road
Orangeburg until the 2nd day of Feb
next, nt which time it will be rented
highest bidder. Parties desirousofj
ing will be requiicd to give good
the names- of whom must bo enclosed
the bid. . i
The main Arch of Pitt's Bridge near
Branchville will be let out to tho Lowest
Bidder, (to be built anew) on the J 9th day
of Feburary 1878 at 12 o'clock, at the
Bridge by the County Commissioners.
By order of the Board.
T. R. MA LONE, Clerk.*
jan 26 4t
~w! E* E0BXNS0N,
Respectfully informs the citizens of this
County that he baa opened at tho Stord
Mr. SVebb Bull's prepared to do all kin
Watches, Clocks an?
on the shortest notice. Charges roasonab}
All work warranted to give hatisfactlon.
Will also keep constantly on bund
Laudretin's Garden Seeds,
fresh and genuine. Give me a call.
I ?gy* Pf.rBons having left work with
late E. Etckiel will pleaso call immediate
for the same.
The Stock on ban.*, is offered below ,
Tho best make of Calendar Clocks at $
(Iholce Breakfast Strips. Sold h
j down by A. FISOHr"
COCOn Nuts for the County of Grant
burg, sold Cheap at
Pickled Piga Feet and
Beef. First of the St