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SATURDAY, JUNE !. 1878.
The Columbia correspondent of the
Journal of Commerce reports (bat tbo
recent meeting of the Republics n
Executive Committee was held at
tbe suggestion of President Hayes, to
consider the matter of a general am
nesty, concerning which a correspon
dence has been going on between
Governor Hampton and l'rcsident
Hayes for some time, ["hero are
many prosecutions banging over citi
zens for complicity in the old Ku
Klux riots, more than a hundred in
dictments against those who were
engaged in the Ilnmhuig and I'llcu
. ton troubles, and also many South
Carolinians who are serving out their
terms of imprisonment in tbe Albany
penitentiary; lor these Govern r
Hampton is very desirous that a
general amnesty be declared, and
President Hayes does not seem averse
to the plan provided, all prosecutions
against all political offenders iu South
Carolina should he dropped und that
those already convicted, should be
pardoned. Wo have never believed
in political persecution; it is opi oscd
to the cardinal prineipVs of Demo
cracy and never can bo in accord
with the Anglican system of liberty
asset forthin our Constitution; but
where actual fraud exists on the part
of government officials and the proof
is direct, prosecution against such
transgressors cannot, by any use of
language, be made persecution. To
declare a general amnesty or issue
pardons under such circumstances is
to license crime and hinder the pro
gress of justice. The mere fact of
the offender being [a Governor, or
Judge or Legislator is no reason why
he should be pardoned any more than
offender against the rights and pro
petty of a citizen.
'Ihe stealing of money by legisla
tive processes is no more justifiable
than the stealing of money by ths
unv nrruntable processes of the bur
glar, or the taking of a pig from a
Social society is regulated by a
proper protection of the property
and persons of its members, and every
oflense against these must be pun
ished; so with political society the
right.- of the citizens and the prop
erly of the [government must be se
cure against offenders, or the organi
zation fails to accomplish its end and
anarchy ensues. If pardon in the
latter case is necessary because it
favors of political pets eculion, then
pardon in the former is necessary
because it savors of social persecution ,
which makes the whole system of
government worse than a farce.
We do not pretend to kn r.v what is
behind tin? curtains but nothing should
be there but the purest mi tives; and
having unbounded confidence in the
integrity and patriotism of (J >verhor
Hampton, we urc'pcrfcctly willing to
allow him to carry out his purposes
ns ho may think bc-t for lho good of
our dear old Stale. Love not hatred,
gratitude not condemnation, should
fill ihe J_breo?l of i vory one for him
who has so successfully piloted tbo
noble old vessel of South Carolina
Democracy through the stormy period
of the last two years?a period when
human passion raged at its highest;
when sectional bitterness and party
strife invited the rupture of every
tie that bound citizen to citizen anil
subject to the government; and when
corruption and crime, l.y an assumed
authority, held in abeyance the honor
and pride of Carolina's noblo sons.
The dangerous sen is not yet passed,
hut the ginnd old vessel, bearing the
marks of a hundred voyages, with |
not a plank sprung or a spar broken
and with Hampton at. the wheel, will
safely ride the billows a id enter a
haven of rest.
We learn that Mr. Hccdy N orris
I ns been appointed agent of the
V\ heeler ?v. Wihon Sewing Machine.
We wish him every success.
Probable Peace in Europe.
Tho latest reliable advices from
Europe indicate a speedy adjustment
ol the troubles which have been, for so
long, threatening the entire Continen t
with a long and bloody war. A con
ference has been appointed and will
meet tnnler the auspices of Bismark
at Berlin, probably about tho middle
of June, and will be participated in
by Russia, England, Austria, France,
Germany and perhaps Greece.
The treaty of St. Stcphano will, of
course, be discussed and Russia will
be obliged to consent to the expung
ing of all stipulations which may be
adjudged to be hazardous to the pro
per adjustment of the balance of
power between the interested nations.
Russia seems to be a weaker power
than was at first generally supposed,
made so probably by the bloody and
expensive war just ended with Tur
key; Kngland, on the contrary, is
rich and has recently developed a
strength in the number, efficiency
and drill of her East India tr oops,
that has surprised her neighbors and
perhaps alarmed Russia. The Ruler
of Russia would prefer war if th e
probabilitieswere only favorable, and
consents to a conference because of
his already enormous debt and the
increased chances against his success;
Imgland, though not averse to war,
yet loves peace and tho prosperity
which an extensive commerce and
trade bring her.
The effect of this new phase of the
troubles, has been remarkable uj on
all the nations of Europe, both tin un
cial and fpolilical. The rise in ail
kinds of securities iu London has
been almost unprecedented and there
is a renewed confidence pervading cir
We trust, all may be true, because
peace throughout Europe means pros
perity throughout America.
It was reported a few weeks ago
that this mountain, situated iu the
upper portion of Spartan burg county,
from some unknown cause, was found
to be split in two from top to bottom,
and that much excitement prevailed
among the ci.i/.eus of tho surround
ing country. To ascertain tho facts,
that enterprising journal The News
und. Courier dispatched a special re
porter to make examination and
-rqiQit,.re.sult.s.. A xr&?kj-J^oyl.jQU&..
hundred yards in length, about four
feet in width and of unknown depth
was discovered running due cast and
west, and but a short distance from
the brow of the precipice. This
crevice has every appeal ance of a
rccul origin, but seems to bo nothing
more than a large section of the clifl
separating from the body of the
mountain, and will result some day in
a laud slide similt)?* to other pheno
mena of a like character in moun
tai tons regions. No sign of th*? re
j ported volcano to rival Vesuvius was
discovered, or the smell of sulphur,
or appearance of smoke.
'1 hreeyears ago this mountain gave
forth certain rumbling sounds which
threw the whole country into a state
of terror and wild confusion. The
.Judgment Bay was thought to be
near at ihnnd, prayer meetings were
held and many of these old mountain
sinners joined the church preparato
ry to being swallowed up, it was no
telling where and when. Three
years experience, however, with hard
times, apple-jack brewing and Rev
enue officers abated somewhat their
religious zeal, and "Old Bald" by
way of a reminder shakes his hoary
head and gives this ominous grin.
The Committee ofEleven.
By the recent act of Congress,
ordering an investigation of the
Louisiana and Florida frauds, it bo
camc necessary for the speaker of the
House of Representatives to appoin t
! a Committee which in many retpec'ta
will bo the most, important ever
nppointod iu that body, ivhosd fame
.-hail be as extensive as lbj.it. of the
now historic fifteen or "eh/ht to seven
rut'*" The following seven Demo
crats and four Republicans consti
tutes the Committeo :
Clark son N. Potter, chairman, in
troduced tho resolutions necessitat
ing his appointment. He was born
in the State of Now York 182.3, edu
cated at Union College, and was a
lawyer by profession. He is believed
to be an able mnii and will not
shrink from a discharge of his high
and responsible duties.
William R. Morrison, Democrat of
i Illinois, is r>3 years ol I, liberally
educated and a lawyer by profession,
was a Colonel of a regimen', during
the war and was chairman of the
special Committee to investigate tho
Louisiana frauds a year ago, and
therefore understands something of
the work 10 be performed.
Kppa Hunton, Democrat of J Virgi
nia, is also a lawyer. He was a mem
ber of the Stute Convention that took
Virginia out of the Union, a Con
federate Brig. Gen. in the war, and a
member of Congress four years pre
vious to his last election. Ho is con
sidered an able and a judicious man.
William S. Stronger, Democrat of
Peunsylvanuia, is one of the youngest
men in Congress acd is recognized as
one of tho leading lawyers of that
.lohn A. MeMahon, Democrat of
Ohio, is 45 years old and a graduate
of the[Sl. Kavier'? College. Ho was a
law partner of that famous Democrat,
Clement L. Vallaudigham.
Thomas K. Cobb, Democrat of
Indiana, is a lawyer of prominence in
his Stale. This is his first term in
Joseph (.'. S. Blackburn, Democrat
of Kentucky is 40 years old and a
lawyer. He served in the Cont-; ler
nte army throughout tho war and does
not belicvo Mr. Hayes holds his seat
by any legal tenure. When the elec
toral count was completed be de
nounced the fraud in burning words
Gen. B. F. Butler, Republican of
Massachusetts, (familiarly known as
tho Jirttsf) was horn 1818and is theic
fore the oldest member of the Com
mittee. Every man, woman and
child, especially in Nov Oleaiis,lias
heard of him, and knows that he his
no love for tho South, or the 3 >uth
Thomas I>. Reed, Republican of
Maine, is a young man, a graduate of
?owdoin t.'oUcgo and is serving his
first term in Congress.
Frank Iiiscoclc, Ilcpublican of
New York, is one of the best looking
men in Congress and a lawyer of con
siderable note. This is also his first
term. He was a liberalin 1372 and
earnestly supported Mr. Horace
Greeley for President.
Jacob D. Cox, Republican of Ohio,
is 50 years old and a Canadian by
birth. Ho served in tho Federal
army throughout the war and rose to
the rank of Major Gen n al. Ho was
Secretary of the Interior undjr Graut y
T?rP87?, "wlieii, tired of til i corruption
by which he was surrounded, resign
ed from the Cabinet in disgust. He
is a Ilcpublican but with rather in
dependent proclivities and is thought
to be one of the best members of the
The above we have condensed from
the New Y'oi k Sun.
[For the Orangcburg Times.]
Air. Editor :
I have read "Democrat's" reply to
my last communication and was glad
to note that ''he has" "appreciated
the manner in which 1 hive conduc
ted" "'ihe discussion on my side." I
have been at times earnest, but have
not intended to be captious or wished
in any way to stir up dissent ion or
hard feelings. On the other ban d,
my whole line of argument has been
fusion in onr torn ranks? that is?
Union with harmony, that the
"common enemy" was strong enough
to occupy our undivided attention,
and there was no time, at this stage of
the game, for the Democracy to be
hatching of new programmes.
I will, Mr. Editor, endeavor to
answer some ol the statements or
points made by "Democrat' in his
last article?and then like him ?
leave the matter with "the people."
1st He says that primary elections
"will have, a tendency to" ''bring
recruits to our party from among the
colored people" "which seems to
have failed under the present sys
Now it is a fact, bad not tho Ilc
publican majority in this County
been so meter hilly reduced at th?
last general election as compared
with the one preceding, the complex
ion of tho corps of State officers at
present, might be vastly different; it
is very probable we would have but
the Governor and one of the other
incumbents had the vote stood as
formally. Therefore I contend tho
Convention plan has benefited us in
no small degree. Tho registration
showed that tho <jtu'n was in a great
measure duo to tbe progress made in
the colored ranks. And hot so much
the polling of the white vote, I
2d. Ho says, let every man vote at
primaries who "registers" then "he
will he committed." Now I am
rather iu dined to think this is a sly
way to make the impression on the
voter that he has lettered himself by
a written oath. I cannot for the life
of me see it in any other light.
3rd. He says that he has to eonfess
that he cannot understand me in re
gard to what I said about the number
of these elections, I thought I put it
plain enough lor any one to compre
hend who writes ami speaks the lOng
lish language?but i will make it
plainer. Enthusiastic advocates of
primaries have said thev can arrange
to have but one election , by having it
understood by particular parties who
desire nominations that the "wires" be
so pulled and "ropes'" so adjusted in
several of the clubs, as to have the
whole matter "cut and dried" the first
day, thereby doing away with the
necessity of "the people," I say?mui
actually foisting upon them these
very "ollicosoekers" through the
medium of the uiost iutivutt piece of
politivtd machinery in aginable,
4th. He savs that he allit'.ed to
county conventions in Iiis other arti
cle. Well ho used the won! conven
tion in a general sense and I replied
to it ill that way, and ah) gave the
best ol reasons why that, system was
tar more efficient now than before the |
war?meaning, that the body politic
was composed of di tie rent parties,
classes and races, which was not the
casein days past with us.
5th. The "Opposition'' to primaries
do not think (much less contend) that
a good ticket caiin t come out ofthat
system, but agreeing with Democrat
?says, "that the people do not
understand the system" and therefore
r'Olll I'llil tlw?v li'i vo ?i<? limn In aft&ttd
on the question in this campaign, for
it will necessarily consume much time
and little argument t > get t!ie aver
age citizen drilled in. Let''thepeople''
have no civil steift, but Jace the "com
mon enemy" boldly,
Gth. "Conventions centralize pow
er." If "the people'" elcet and send
delegates clothed with plenary p wer
for organization and perfecting such
matter as may be brought before
them and calling themselves a con
vention, he centralization?then 1
have nothing more to say, fir we ha?'e
had nothing more than that iu
Orangehurg county. As toeonven
fettiUJ J!..?fojdiug. secrecy"?that is, if
anything?i at her commendatory
than ohjectionab'c,?for in politics
(particiihtf'y when dealing with
Radicals) the motto should be?"let
not they left hand know what they
right hand doeth." About '*Ring
masters"? 1 hope they are nothing
more than imaginary I ciags, but iu
ease a real live ona should put in an
appearance?I trust our astute county
Chairman (assisted by his efficient
Executive Committee; will apply the
party whip so vigorously, that even
the crack of it, will induce the mon
ster to conclude that this a reu.i is too
hot for him, and he will incontinent
ly leave for a more congenial atmos
7th. Democrat seems to dislike the
idea of disparaging the Democratic
element of the town o. Uraugeburg.
Yet he fails to cone al it. He is
dubious that "under the shadow of
the Court House" "Democrats and
Republicans might manipulate poli
tics for personal ends;" pel haps he
lives near the Court tJouscand knows
whereof he speaks, if so, brother
Democrat?out with their names and
dont be "squeamish," it will redown
to the good of "the people"?per
chance. Let us country folks know
some of the secrets. We know this
much already, that some people who
live near "the shadow of the Court
House" are conceited enough to think
that all the education, talent and
refinement in the county is to be found
only in that small circle (not "Ring")
and that the country people are
merely "hewers of wood" and "draw
eis of water." But thecouutry people
are moro generous than this. They
believe "some good can come out of
Nazareth"?they believo that the
leaders of the Democracy in the town
of Orangehurg, as well as those who re
sitlc in the cuuutrj/tiivc men of too much
lofty principle and personal worth to
allow their fellow citizens suffer any
detriment at their hands if the y can
8th. Lastly?I do not think tlnro
is much disaffection?if any, in our
county?if there bo, it is only men
who think they ought to he, lenders,
but cannot get "the people" tobe of
the same opinion as themselves; and
these fo mentors will hear from "the
people" at uo distant day theso words
?"take back seats" or "stop down
and ouU" To say the leitst I think
these agitatioua aud self assertion a,
by some, arc extremely unwise and
unfortunate. Abiding by Hamp
ton's advice?"we muBt nominate our
very best men"?then "Independ
ents" as adders, aud haoe a conven
tion where ahme even/ exigency may he
deliberately and elaboratly discussed ami
I am done Mr. Editor, after re
turning tbe compliment Democrat
paid me, ami thanking you for your
patient ^indulgence. "Lot us have
A. Hampton I)km ocit at.
[For the Orangebtirg Times.]
Mr. Editor :
Will you give mo a little space in
your columns to express the political
spirit of our Democratic Club. At
our last meeting, held at tho usual
place near Mr. Westburry's, several
speeches were made advocating jthe
nomination of what we term a Farm
er's Ticket for tbe coming campaign.
These speakers advocated tb.s ns the
only plan by which thu next election,
in this county, can be curried in the
interest of honesty and reform, and
every speech was well received. We
believe it to be the only way to unite
the honest citizens at the election in
the interest of the country. It will
also, in the opinion of our Club, curry
the colored vote with im next tall.
We would not have you understand
us to say that wo will vote for no one
but a fanner, but we contend for a
majority of farmers on our next
ticket; consequently a motion was
made to that eifu'Jt whichWas readily
Several colored people were pre
SCUl ..UO apptaiSu to in emiiusiasuc
on the subject and openly affirmed
that they wire willing to unite with
us on this platt and no other. A bulf
loaf is belter than none.
"We expect a large turn out of both
the white and colored people at our
next meeting which will he the second
Saturday iu 'une when the plan will
be thoroughly discussed.
In conclusion stttlice it to say, we
are, I believe, a unit now, and will
be found so in the County Convention
w hen it meets.
[For the Orangvbitrg Times.]
BttAXCHVILLE, 8. C,
_ . May 3Ut, 1878.
Editor Praiitjehiirtf Time*:
Yesterday being Ascension Day,
tbe citizens of Brauchville and vi
cinity assembled on the banks of die
Edisto Liver, as has b<cn the custom
here for yrars, to enjoy themselves
with fishing parties, divided as fol
lows : One tit what is called tbe Now
Bride, one Tituber Li1?) and one at
Sandy Island. I attended the latter.
By ]() o'clock in tbe morning the
people had all assembled. Skilled
anglers having been ."out out at
an earlier hour, came in about 11 j
o'clock, having met with the best of
success, both in quantity and size.
By two o'clock the table, which was
spread in a house erected by our
popular and enterprising merchant- 1
Mr. B. D. Myers, especially for such
occasions, was well filled with every
hing palatable, ami the guests invit
ed up to satisfy tluir appetites. I
never saw ns much fish at one party
in many a long day. Next camn the
lemonade and ice witter, of which
there was a bountiful supply. In
fact, the whole affair was well con
ducted, and everybody enjoyed thorn
helves to their heart's content.
I have been informed that the
party at New Bridge was also a
successful and pleas ant one.
We are very dry at present. Cotton
is beginning to look well. Corn is
growing very slowly on account of the
the dryness The Streets of our
town during tho week reminds one of
The Stock Holders of the Orangcburg
Agricultural and Mechanical Association of
Orangeburg, S. C, arc hereby requested to
attend a Meeting of snid Association on
Thursday June the 20th. 1878, at 10
o'elook A.M., A full attendance is reques
ted as business of importance will be trans
Uy order of President.
J. L. HEIDTMAN,
Sec. and Treas. 0. A. and M. A.
june 1 3t
T7?xecntor? Notice-??All pcr
sons having demands ngninst the
Fstate of Emanuel A. Fairy, deceased, will
present the same duly attested, on or beforo
the 1st. day of September next* all per
sons indebted to paid Kslate will make im
mediate payment to lh? undersigned.
P.W. FAI HEY,
juiic 1 3l
AGENTS If you vnnt to
MAKK MONEY pleasantly and fait,
address PIN LEY, HARVEY & Co.
june 1 ly
The Stale of South Carolinu
HY C. ?. OLOVER, Esquire, Probat?
WlIRRKAS, Narcissa J. Smith of Orange
burn County hath made suit to nie, to
grant her Letters of Administration of th?
Estate and cflects of William II. Smith,
These arc therefore to cite and ndmon
iidi all and singular the kindred mid Credi
tor* of the Raid William II. Smith late of
Orungeburg County deceased, that they bo
and appear, before me, in lite Court of Pro*
bate, to be held nl Orungebnrg C. H, on the
l ltli of June next, alter publication hereof,
at 11 o'eloek in the forenoon, to show
cause, if any they have, why the said
Administration should not be granted.
Given under my Hand, thin 29th day of
May Anno Domini 187?.
[b.s ] C.H. CLOVER,
Judge of Probate Orangebtitg County.
junii 1 It
Is your time to have work done chenp on
WATCHES, C LOCKS, JEWELRY &e.
W. E\ T^OI^INSOINJ"
AT STORE OF MR. KIRK ROBINSON'S
from $- up.
A No on hand the Celebrated Landreth
Garden Seed, always fresh, only 5cts per
ncl ?0 ]y
rri<> Make Money IMeaxumtly
JL and fast, agents should address KIN*
LEY HARVEY & Co., Atlanta, Ga.
pine 1 ly
OFFICE OF COUNTY AUDITOR.
Orangcburg May 23rd 1H78.
Notice is hereby Riven that thin office
will be open to receive the return*of Heal
and Personal properly of this County on and
after Saturday the first day of June 1875
to Saturday the 20tli day of July 1878.
Tax-payer-; an- requested to liave a cor
rect ii>i ol the diHurent classes of land*] as
Number of acres of planting land and
Number of acres of meadow ami past uro
la114 and value tliereof.
Number of acres of woo led land and
Number of buildings and value thereof.
Knea separate tract uf la id mil*! here
turned as in the Township where it lie-*,
and ai the same time return- must lie made
oi Persoual property, money and credits.
I will be at the foliovvillg name 1 plae.M
for ilie pur|M>se of receiving the a hiv? ro
turns as follows :
At Lewis vi He?Tuesday and We lne-iday
?Ith und ">tli of June.
At Fori Motte?Thursday June the titlt.
AI lt. S. t ileaton's store?Tins lay and
Wednesday the 11th and I2rh of.lutic.
At Ka-u rlius?rituistlay June the 13th.
At Cvdtir iin,e ? t-'ri.i.ty .jone tlie t-ltli
Ai Br ?uchvillc ? I'uys lay and i\ eJnes
?l.i v the 18th and Huh of June.
At Uowesville? l'leirsday June ?ivSOtti,
S\ Av'm:?tfr-.?T-ir.-siVay ai i .4 - 7i td .i w4ay?
25th and "Join of June.
At Club House ? i'hnrsday .lime the 27th.
At J. H Folder'-?Friday .1 Uli? the '26ih.
At Felders?vNiturdiv June the -'Jib.
I At Ziejcrs -tore?Tuesday and Wednes
day the Jnd und :tr I of Ju jr.
At Kuotts mill?Thursday and Friday
the 4tll and 5th of July
Taxpayer-tare urgently requested to ha
prompt in making (heir returns us the Law
requires me to a ??! a penalty of ">0 per cent
to the real ami personal property of 1'eliu
nuentn which in every instance will Ik*
DONALD /.'. U VRTON, Auditor.
mav 2? 2t
C. ?. KO?TJOHN,
Auction and Commission Hoove. Auo
li->n every Saturday and 1st .Monday
Merchants and Fanners visiting Town
between these days will commit their inter
est by calling at this Ho.ise before buying
I Ms-solution of Copurt
The tiudersiguetl W'm. Nl. Ilutson having
been commissioned as "Master" for Orange
burg County, the copartnership in the
practice of l-aw ami Equity, berctoforo
existing between the subscribers has been
The unfinished business of the late firm
will be closed by W. F. Hutsor alone, as
Successor, and he will continue practice in
all the Courts.
Wm. M. Ilutson will attend to all effico
business committed to him, such as adTir
ing. drawing deeds, wills and other paper*,
giving opinions, adjusting accounts, investi
gating titles Ac, and will practice in the
W. M. HUTSON,
W. P. II UTSON.
Orangeburg April 27th, 1878.
may 18 _it
STOP RIGHT HERE!
And find out that you can get
5 lbs best Rio Coffee for $1.
10 lbs Extra C. Sugar for 81.
25 lbs Fine Family Flour for $1.
8 lbs Pure Leaf Lard for $1.
All kinds of fresh
CANNED GOO DS
Table Salt 20 cts a box.
Rest Smoking Tobacco.
Purest and [Finest Liquors
over olfered in Ornugeburg.
JAS VAN TASSEL, A?t.
At Muller's Old Stand,
mar 10 1878_ tf
Wanted 25 or 30 Boarders
at Forest Glen Accadcmy. Board
only EIGHT DOLLARS per Month.
I?. W. CORR.
Principnl, Durant, Mit?,
may is tf