Newspaper Page Text
The Oivui^vhnrg Times.
ieSUKD I V: i.v f vi VKDA V MOKNINO.
Tmib <>(' Buhiicrijiliuh.
One Copy our War.$2 00
11 "' iSVj Mou'lix. 1 00
Hut es (?| Advertising.
One $mmn t. ?' fn ? ?.$1 50
Juten >i.').?(. . nt " . t t>0
Notices inserted in /.>?<??/ Oulttnin at 20c ?:.*/?
-d/' Subscriptions on ' Transient Advertise'
meats to be paid fo* in Idrance.
Rffr- No 7ic? ?'<?'. i ? ? S d i, riptiav or Adrrr
tiscincntx t n: Valid unit Signed by liuxtness
jffc-.-" We nr.- 5n no way icsponsiblc lor
the views or opinions <?:' our Correspond
_SATURDAY. MARCH IG,
Nothing in the w hole r:uv_r. of Rail
ieal politics aided thai patty in its
wholesale plunder of State and coun
ty more than the willful refui i! I )
enact a law to cany out, this plain
and emphatic provision of tho consti
tution. Had such a law been in for ?
tho repeating practiced so successful
ly in Charleston, Ornngehurg and
nlscwherein our lower counties, could
have been effectually prevented, nod
the results of hist eleeti >o would
have been realized years ago. Upon
this bold and corrupt system of
voting they could carry any county
by any majority they deemed neces
sary. 1 he repealing was always in
proportion to theprobabhi u tmherof
colored voles the whites Were ejiabl id
to secure en the Democratic side, and
the returning hoard had only to
count out a sufficient number of
votes to hoop the Kadieal majority at
its usual standard, alleging, in justi
fication of such conduct, thai I hey
were imported from Georgia or else
?where. This was readily believed hy
the Northern mind which naturally
suspicious of the motive- of Southern
conduct, was loath to 1? slievc fraud
or trickery prompted the Republican
party in its refusal to enact a liegis
"With the political machinery in
t he hands of such corrupt men as the
leaders of the Republican party at
the South have proved to bo, elect ions
have been the mere-', farces?rod icu
lous burlesques upon an h most mode
of obtaining an expressio i ot the
people's will. An election was but
the renewal of a license f ir the per
petration of every kind of fraud tho
vicious lust ot' corrupt minds could
devise; nor would matters have
changed if the honest citizens, both
that such shameless procedure should
It may be asserted that there is no
need of a Registration now bcjuujo
the Democratic parly has tho same
political machinery in its control; but
it must be remembered that our
tenure of office is hy no means certain
longer than next F.ill, and it' we
wish to perpetuate it, we must prevent
the possibility of a union of the frag
ments of the into Uadical party,
which can bo done by the old trick of
inflaming the pa .-ion- and appealing
to the prejudices of i!.c colored peo
ple. We were gratified, therefore, to
notice the introduction ot' a i! ;gis
trntion bill by Senator Cochran and
that it passed its first reading on
Friday last. Whether this hill be
came a law or not, it is tho duly of
the Local Democratic Clubs, accord
ing to instructions from the Stale
Democratic Executive Committee, to
have the name of every voter regis
tered within the limits of their seve
ral precincts. If no vote he oust
next ball but an houc?t vote, then
the victory of the Democratic party
The Public Debt Compromise.
The General Assembly have at hist
reached a settlement of the S ate
debt in tho shape of a eomproiiiMO,
conceded on ail -ides to be fair and
honorable to both parlies, We are
by no moans partial to compromise
and this one, said to be tho only
ground between the extremes upon
which the bond and anti-bond men
could stand without a sacrifice of
principle, presents at this wi iling no
feature that might make it an excep
tion. The good of tin; Siate seemed
to have been the object of every man
who engaged in the discussion,and
tho difference between them was the.
mode by which that good should ho
attained. One side, with all the
<truestness possible, contended that
the adjustment of th ? b md d do it of
'he S? should 1)0 made according !
'. i lit i . i >? the !.! i> 1 Co in in is - ,
sion; whitest the other, with equal '
honesty of purpose, advocated the
settlement provided for by the con
It must bo confessed that the dis
cussion was long and, at times, with
manifestations of much feeling Each
day clearly indicated that tho lines of
conviction between the sides were be
ing sharply drawn, and tlirst a settle
ment could not be readied without
endangering the unity of the Demo
cratic party. The leaders of both
sides, seeing the danger and under
standing the necessity ofan iiumad
iare adjustment, set about it as dili
gently as possible. These efforts re
sulted in a compromise measure,which
many sincerely bo icve maintains the
honor of the contending pai tics,and,
al the same lime, saves tho credit o f
(he State together with the unity of
the I)i nmeiatic party.
As wo understand the measure it
adopts the settlement provided for in
the consolidation act, so far as the
valid bonds arc concerned; ami it re
fers all bonds, against which there is
any suspicious of fraud, to a special
court. Leaving these bonds, there
fore, to the future action of the
com is. the debt of the Slate will stand
as follows: Bonds already consoli
dated and good, amount to $1,577,
?'!? dollar.*; unfunded bonds and
coupons, amounting to $2,716,960
dollars to he funded at the rate of
50 (cuts on the dollar, will yield a
good debl of $1,358,480 dollars more;
bills of the Bank of the Stale, $1,000, ?
000 dollars, will yield at the same
rate $500,000 dollars; floating in
debtedness, a?out $1,046,926 dollars,
will yield at the same rate ?523,-108
dollars; the whole making a,total
aggregate bonded debt of $3,959,783
dollats. Oil this amount is due in
j 'ere-t for two and a half years, which
.? i.i.i...i .i ~.:n .i .J.i
in'...-i DO ii'inui ?hu will piouituiy
swell the grand total to $5.000,000
The suspicion.: bonds, which have
been referred to the special court,
amount to about 83,000,000 dollars.
>~'uch part of this amount as may be
adjudged valid by the courts will be
added to the total debt,
j With due deference to the law
1 makers of our state, we still think
the consolidation act olferod the
must honorable, economical, equita
ble and speedy settlement of the
bonded debt of our state, because it
was just, in that it placed every
creditor upon tho same footing; be
cause the Democratic party pledged
itself, during the last campaign to
dorsed by the Wallace House in our
time of trouble; aud because the
credit of the state, like that of indi
viduals, should be maintained at
We object to the compromise, be
cause, to us, it seems to violate the
law regulating contracts; because it
is unjust, making discrimination in
favor of one class of bond holders
and against another class; because it
is expensive, opening the way to
endless litigations, feeding lawyers
and supporting officers at the expense
of the citizens Of the state; ami be
cause it is useless, saving not a dol
lar more to the state than tue con
solidation act would have done.
Since the excitement caused by the
heated discussion of the Silver ques
tion, the Senators and Bepresen a
Lives in Congress have been resting
illicitly and enjoying their ease. Only
now ami again a ripple in the shape
of the subject of counting the Elec
toral vote, or the Paris Exposition,
or Southern Pacific Railroad would
disturb tho evenness of Washington
life; but on Wednesday last quite a
tempest in a teapot arose over so
simple a thing as the payment of Po-t
Master's claims by the Confederacy
during the late war. Mr. Hegau, of
Texas, asserted in a speech that the
South had not paid the claims of
Mail contractors and they were en
titled to pay from the government
Mr. t'onger, of Michigan and Wil
letts produced documents to provo
that these contracts had been met and
chaJged Southern senators with a
knowledge of the fact, whereupon an
e xciting and most disgiaceful scene
ensued between these gentlemen and
Mr. Douglass, of Virginia. Tho
Chairman rapped repeatedly with his
gavel, and it was only through the
earnest efforts of the Sergcant-iU
arms ami special mem hers that the
shameless farce was ended. Must the
past be never forgotten ami the em
bers of former strifes he stirred
Tho members of our General As
sembly after so longa time finished
tho bond questiou and they are now
engaged in picking the bones. How
long this agreeable work will last is
hard to tell, in the light of our recent
experience. It is high tinm this body
would concludo to adjourn; the Sess
ion has been prolonged to an unusual
and expensive length.
Kurnpe is still turbulent notwith
standing the peace arrangement
made between Turkey and Russia.
Nf w complications between tho lat
ter government and England have
arisen causing ?considerable commo
tion in political circles. An uneasy
tremor is noticablo in tho pulsoof
BSurope indicative of an uncertain
future, and therefore, war prepara
tions are continued every where. Let
us look on and await the issues of the
Wo see by the proceedings of the
Legislature oil Tuesday last that,
Hon. Sam'] Dibble offore 1 a protest
against,the passage of the co n promis e
measure taking the ground; 1, that it
was against law; 2, that it was against
justice; 3, th it it was against the
honor of the State; 4, that it was
against good policy; an 1 5, that it
was "inconsistent with i due regard
to the faith ami credit, of the State."
This protest was signed by S. Dibble,
.John F. Picken, Jno. C. Has kell and
L. E. Parier. These points arc well
made, and, if we mistake not, the fu
ture will vindicate their wislom.
The New A. M. E. Church.
The colored people of this town Os
sein! h d in the Court House on Wed
nesday, 14th hist., and listened to nn
able address by the Iti v. Bishop
.lohn M. Brown, of Washington
City, D. C. The icxt was taken from
the-1? chapter of the book of the
Prophet Nehemiah. The Bishop
showed with what faith and perse
verance the new walls of Babylon
were rebuilt amidst the machinations
of the enemies of the work ami said
such was the purpose of those en
(?aged in building the African A. M.
Church. He called upon the colored
people to be up and doing fur them
selves, and asked the wiiite people to J
fct them atone, in the sense of aiding^
the?? ????Uv.UA *X\t\nauiWrup*ucrt
obstructing them. lie said he bad
no quarrel with the white man, nor.
with the different denominations of
church, but regarded he had an equal
right with others in this world to do
the work of the Saviour. Hs was
particularly emphitic upon the ne
cesity of a good feeling existing
among the races. All persons present
went n^ay well pleased with the
address. At the close of the services
the congregation went to the foot of
the corner of Market and Cedar
-treet, where the Bishop laid the
corner stone of the new A. M. ?-.
Church, to be presided, over by the
Bev L. S. Prioleau late pastor of
the A M K church atLewisville.
The colored people are gratefully I
thankful to Messrs. J. H. Hamilton,
Insurance Agent, and George lioli
ver, Clerk of the Court for favors.
There were present assisting the
Bishop, Prof. T. McCants Stewart,
Dr. A C Hamilton, Bev L S Prioleau.
Hazel and Lanks of the A M E
Church and I ev. Mr. Middleton, ol
the M E Chinch, and Mr Johnsou,
Congregationalist. B. A.S.
Justice at Last
A dispatch to John T. Sloan, Esq.,
received yesterday from Washington
City, conveyed the gratifying intelli
gence that the Southern veterans of |
1812 and also tnose ?of subsequent
Indian wars, are to be restored to the
United States pension rolls. This
matter is one of vital importance to
many men and women in South Caro
lina and the winde South. The act
of Congress just passed says that not
only the names of tho surviving
veterans shall be restored, but that
the widovs of the dead patriots shall
he allowed to draw the pensions of
their patriot hush amis, regardless of
any marriage contract formed sinco
their death. It will be re membercd
that since the war thoso men, who
gave lustre to America's armies in
the early life of the republic, were
cut off from tho pension roll after the
war between the States was inaugu -
rated, on the ground that the soldiers
pf the war of 1812 hud boon disoloyal
to "the greatest government the world
over saw." Tho aev of Congress pass
ed recently removes this unjust ob
| siruction to justice.
- - ?UJ ? - ? -
Columbia, March 9.?A Bill to
repeal so much of Section 12, Chap
ter CXXIX, Title 1, Part IV, of the
Revised Statutes of South Carolina as
is applicable to stealing from the field
any grain or cotton not yet removed
from the frei hold.
To establish uniformity A'tho ses
sions of Circuit Courts.
To appoint a commissioner to re
present the Stale in the Columbia
To pay certain claims for improve
ments on .State House grounds.
To amend the charter of Erskinc
College in Abbeville county.
To incorporate the Street Railway
company of Walhalla.
I To amend ihe joint resolution to
appoint a trustee under the will of
the late i)? La Howe.
I To authorize the county Auditor of
i Georgetown county to levy a special
tax to pay the past indebtedness of
To amend the General Statutes in
relation to attorn ys nod solicitors.
To incorporate the Savannah Val
ley Railroad company.
Columbia, March 12.?Joint reso
lution requiring county Treasure is to
pay out money in their bands for
Colum ma, Alarch 13.?The bill to
make appropriations for the payment
of the per diem and mileage of the
' members, and for the payment of in
terest on the public debt, was also
read a third lime ami sent to tho Seil?
ato with amendments. 'I he amounts
mentioned in the Journal of Com
merce dispatches yesterday for pay
ment of interest on the public debt
were appropriated, and additional
amendments were adopted appropri
ating 80,000 to pay the expend s of
the Special Court on the bond ques
tion, and $15,000 lor the pay of the
commission to codify the laws.
Colu. in a, .March 1-1.?The tax
for Stale purposes, including the two
mill school tax, is seven mills. To
this I have added the theeo mill tax
for county purposes, and the special
taxes ordered iu a number of c unities
to pay pii.-t indebtedness. The tax
lor Orangehurg county under the bill j
passed today will be 11 mills. It j
must be borne iu mind, however, that |
kfc" i'iTv-*iiion to The ft "dVes given below j
I an amendment was adopted authoriz
ing the levy of a mill tax in euch
school district in tctlich there is n jhtst
due imfr htediivsn on schotd vfititns
The following received their third
rend in"; :
Rill for the bttfer protection of
sheep raising in this State.
The Governor has approved the
An act to amend an act entitled
"An act to establish uniformity in
the sessions of the circuit courts,1'
approved June 9th, 1877.
I An act to establish certain public
roads in the counties of Orangeburg
and Barnwell, a d provide for the
working of the lame.
An act concerning the indebted
ness of the school districts of the
county of Orangehurg.
An act to amend the law respecting
the punishment for crime.
An act to amend an act entitled
"An act to limit tho charge for ad
vertising notices," approved Decem
ber 22, 1875.
Joint resolution authorizing the
county treasurers in this State to pay
out on the order of the county school
c< mmissioners of their respective
counties I he unexpended balances in
their bauds to the credit of the schoo 1
An net to amend an net entitled
"An act to reduce all acts and parts
of acts in relation to County Com
missi ncrs, their powers and duties,
into one act, and to amend the same.'
Joint resolution to authrrize the
di&Lursemont of one half mill tax
levied for the fiscal year 1876'77 for
payment of the past indebtedness of
An net to provide for the payment
of tho past indebtedness of tho Coun
ty of Orangehurg.
An act to amend an act entitled
"An act to empower the judges of
tho Probate Court in their respective
counties to issue executions," ap
proved January 31, 1872.
Josh Billings' Almanac says
"About this time look out for cold
\.either." And it should have ad
ded :?Keep Dr. Bull's Cough Syrup
Rooms of tho Democratic Executive
February 22, 1878.
Circular Aro. 1.
1. In pursuance of instructions
from the State Democratic Executive
Committee, herewith transmitted,
local Democratic Clubs of the last
compaigu with their affiliated colored
Clubs, will meet on the lu'th day of
March, A. D., 1878, and proceed to
reorganize, by electing Officers and
Committees to servo f>r the next
2. A County Convention of the
Democratic Tarty of Orangeburg
County is hereby called by a resolu
tion of the County Democratic Exe
cutive Committee of the Party to
meet nt Uraugeburg C. II., South
Carolina, on Saturday, the 23rd day
of March, A. D , 1878, at 12 o'clock,
M., for the purpose of electing a
County Chairman, and an Executive
Committee, and other officers, to serve
for the next two years, as well as to
take such other action as may be
deemed proper for tho good of the
3. Representation in this Conven
tion will be one Delegate for each
club, and one additional delegate tor
every twenty-live (2">) enrolled mem
bers. Fractions over twenty-live will
not be entitled to representation
4. The nominali tu of p.iny c.i i li
dates will take plaoe later iu the
5. As soon as each club is reorgani
zed the President w ill forward to Mr.
F. A Schifllev, Secretary of the e unity
Democratic Executive Committee, at
Uraugeburg, S. C, n list of all officers
and committees, with their Post Dllice
address, and the number of members
enrolled, lie will also supervise and
imWaFu u aiiiiiiiti it-|miL im u iih um l
ated colored club.
0. Every effort should be made to
have as large a '.urn out of the mem
bers of the several ami respective
clubs, on the day fixed for reorganiza
tion as possible, and to have every
Democratic voter in the precinct not
heretofore enrolled, a member-of the
precinct club before ''ml day.
7. All clubs that have been organi
zed since the last campaig i, or which
may be organized before t ie KJlh day
of March, A.D., 1878, will report t he
fact with names of officers, post office
adress, and membership, promptly to
the Secretary of the county Democra
tic Executive committee at Orange
U?C' ' JAMFS F. IZLAR,
Chairman (Democratic Ex. Coin.
F. A. SCHIFFLEY, Secretary.
New Voiik, March 10.?A special
from Atlanta. Ga., says : 'The city
of Atlanta experienced to-day the
severest windstorm or rainless torna
do ever known here. The storm
burst suddenly about 11 o'clock A.
[ M., and when all the churches werti
j filled with worship;>er-<, and lasted,
I without rain but with steady and
I tremendous force, for two hours, Tho
J Episcopal Church, like others, was
filled at the hour for the commence
ment of divine service, and no thought
of daugcr was entertained by the con
giLgaiioii; but during the early part
of the service, the wind suddenly rose i
and shook the whole building to its
foundation. The officiating minister
realized at onec that a tornado had
struck the building, and knowing it
was merely a question of minutes to
secure the safety of the people, ho
cried out to them to throw themselves
undev the seats. This advice the con
crcgntion at once followed, and not a
moment, too soon. With a few fear
ful creaks and jars of its roof and
walls, the whole building crumbled
into a shapeless ruin, burying t he
congregation under the debris.
Luckily the shelter afforded by the
seats protected the great mass of the
Congregation, but eighteen were ser
iously wounded by the falling Lim
hers, ?one of these, however, have
died. Several other churches iu At
lanta have been seriously injured,
their walls shaken and roots partly
stripped. The City Hall was entirely
unroofed and car sheds of tho railroad
depot unsettled. There was great
damage, an estimate of which cauno t
yet be doterni'.ncd.
I will sell on Friday 29th day of March,
in front of the Court House at 11 o'clock,
the following property to wit'
Ten Head Cuttle.
Levied on as the property of Glen Oliver
under lien and mortgage to Ueo. H. Cor*
D. N. SMITH, Agt.
april 10 2t,
AUCTION! AUCTION !!
Will lie SOLD at STO?E of CD.
KOKTJOHN on SATURDAY March
23rd, DRY GOODS, CLOTHING, BOOTS,
SHOES, NOTIONS Ac.
1,000 lbs of HAMS, 1,000 lbs of Smoked
mar 10 tf
MULLER'S OLD STAND!
Where can be found a full supply of
FOR WE A K LUNGS constantly on
JAS VAX TASSE!,, Ar?.
mar 16 1$7S tf
NOTICE ?. S. INTKKNAh"HEVKXUA
Under the Revised Statute* of the United
States, Sections :t-?32, 3237, 323S, and 3li3fl
every person engaged in any busillCft*, avo
cation, or employ merit, which renders him
liable to a special tax, is required to pro
cure and place and keep conspicuously in
Iii? establishment or place of busin om a
Stamp, denoting tbc payment of snid spec
ial lax lor tha special lax year beginning
May I, 1S78. Sections'3241, Kcri*?vf
designate* who are 51'ab'c to special tax.
A return, as prescribed oh Form lj. is also
required by law of every person liable to*
special tax as above. Severe penalties arc
prescribed for non-conipliuuco with thtr
foregoii g requirements.or for continuing;
u business after April 30, 1S73 without
pa\ ment of tax.
?Application should be made to E" M.
Brayion Collector of Iniernal Hercmic at
Columbia S. C.
a pi i I 10 4Ut
By virtue of sundry executions to nie di
rected I will sell pi Orangehurg 0. II. on
lite first Monday in April nest during iher
legal hours of sale, all the right, tili? and
interest of tho defendant in ami io tbc fol
lowing described real estate:
All (but lot or parcel of land with tbn
buildings thereon, situate, lying andoeinif
in the town of Orangebarg on llroiighlun
and Kussel Street* and bounded as folio****;
on tin; North, for ?>?") feet by -aid Uus.el
street, and for89 feet by lot now or latel*'
of IL Higgs and for fit.} f>'<'t on Brfiughtoti
Street, South by lot ofW.T. .Muller f??r
about I'tA feet and west for J'JSlJ feet oit
land of Joseph Hurley.
Levied on as the 11ropertyof Mn. K. M.
Jackson at the suit of If. S Kennokor,
J. II. LIVINGSTON,
april I? S. O. C
Purifies tho Blood, Ronovales
and Invigorates the
ITS vroir.iL rnorroTtr* An*
Alterative, Ttntir, Solvent*-,
"Wn. II. TT. S-rrrjnm :?
Jl'ar .*:>.?! ?r'U mint ?fciwf?.Ry
add mj ir--'.ii.-.-r.) In tt.e) erf. t omt
L.r jou l:..,o lUtolf rev.t??d in fax
vnr o' j?vir i^reil ?n-l r?r-l me-rlMae.
VK.IKTIXR.tar I do not think eqaMar*
re.n Imi ??ail la 111 pr?le?>J Mr 1
tr>> ililnrl nwr thirty ye.ra \;>t'-i
.!:.?; !' il il.ri'iip I alarrh. anil
e;\rb ha?l coothim-apjlai thMt
would ewe-n ae thonsh I e^rrr I
Lru -l.i ?nj tnnro. Mid \ X?
b?* cnrs 1 me; ud I do tcvi to
C.?d all the I mo that ?v
?onJ a tnr.tirine aa Vnti
al.o Ulink il one of the __
Icinea for eoujrha, and weak ahaktek
feeling* al the atomaah. and artraas)
rv.iiTrbu.lj to take the VllIIUI,
for I can aasare thctn It leoneaf
tho t>rat medicines that arnr nt
Mus. L. OORK.
Cor. Muuma ami vValej* HU
My daughter hu r?v aired
benefit from the uae of Vn.K
Her declining hoalth was a aatxroe
of great anxiety to all her fricaxfe.
A law bottles of VinETtNK ?eefcatea
her health, atreiurth^and aHnOea.
rf. 11. TlLDRff,
Iuurtnce and Real Kattta A(?^
No. a Sear* nulld'ac,
H. A. ?tXVKSa.
Dear AVr.-Thla It to eorilfy tbM 8
hare used your "Hlood *r-Tepau**a*W*
In rar famll/ for suvoral jeirs, aaafl
oua Hnmnra or Kheama?a ao?o>
tloni, it or ?snot ha eioeued; aeie^eg
a blood uurifler or spring madi
it ia thobotttbinc I hara ereri
and I hare naed al moat i
I can ch?erf?ll)' v.
an/ one in need of i
Botrrn Bobtom, Vtb. T,
Dear Sir.?I bar* Uken m
bottleanf rnnr Vkoktinr. a?4 am
runviuoed It ia a valuable remadai
for Oj?p?p?ia. Kidnvy OoropladWe,
and senrral ctemlitj of the nreteap
I can hoartilr rerotrmrod rato aU
*uffv;rinit from the atxiro oonipbaUMa.
II. il stevens, Boston, Mas*
Vegetine is Sold by all Drirggitf?.
npril 16 ffr