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SilEItlDAN & SIMS.
Orangeburg, s. C.
Okakukuuug, S. C, Jan. 17, 1879.
The report of the National Senate,
embodying the list of contingent ex
penses during the last two years of
Republican control, exhibits the fact
that Radical extravagance obtained
among the Republican law makers to
almost as sha reless extent aa at our
own State capital. The same disrc
gatd for the interest of the tax pay
ers, the same discreditable appropria
tion of public funds to selfish indul
gence and personal use, and the same
indifference to a future icckoning
seem to have characterized Republi
can extravagance at Washington.
By the latter thousands of dollars
were appropriated to carry on futile
invest:gations, so by the former,
thousands were expended in ex
amining the election returns of
Senator Grover, of Oregon, and
?otyter thousands arc being squan
dered by the Blaine committee on
Southern elections; by the latter
thousands were given to political
camp-followers, attaches and hang
ers-on, so by the former thousands
tvere idly wasted in salaries to com
mittee clerks like James Rcdpatli and
Ids like ; by the latter the people's
hard carn:ngs .were criminally spent
for groceries, jewelry, liquors, cigars,
etc., for .personal use, so by the form
er, public funds were expended for
cologne at'J88i?? per gallon, bay rum
at 85.00 per gallon, autograph al
bums at ??'00 per dozen, pocket
?books -#8i00 per dozen, corkscrews
ui 66.00 per dozen, and wines, sugar,
lemons, -etc., without end. Indeed
the heart sickens in running the con
trast nnd every true citizen must hang
?his head in shame at the rascalities
perpetrated upon him by those who
: assumed to represent the civilization
?of-tuis great Nation.
It cannot be the purpose of any
virtuous citizen, either Democrat or
Republican, to restore the control oi
this nation or of this State into the
hands of the unscrupulous political
time servers, known as Radicals, who
shamed the State, plundered her citi
zens, and disgraced humanity, by
their political corruption and oilloiul
perjury while intrusted with the hou
or, the intelligence and civilization
of a brave people.
i ? cm i
An extensive territory, densely
populated, under a Republican Gov
ernment, is unwieldy and burden
some. This principle is recognized
in every such country, and especially
ours by the establishment of local
governments dependent upon the
General government. Therefore our
States are small compared widi other
countries, our interests do not con
flict, and the whole machinery of the
government runs smoothly on witht ut
a destructive friction. Texas, cm
bracing an area of miles sufficiently
large to include five States of ordina
ry size, is becoming densely popu
lated and unwieldy, and her citizens
aie thinking seriously of dividing the
more thickly settled portion into
small States of more convenient size.
She is a little more than five times
larger than South Carolina, and, if
divided, the new States will be about
the8ize of our own. Such a division
is desirable for several reasons : sep
arately, the different sections can be
more rapidly developed than if united
into one; the government would be
cheaper and taxation lower; the
South will be reinforced by eight ad
ditional Senators in the National
Congress; the number of electoral
votes will be increased by eight; and
the advantage to the whole South
would be in the same ratio. Wise
legislation would dictate such a divis
ion but the narrow views of leading
Be publica nr. and the general policy
of the party would interpose a stub
born opposition. Should such a]
measure be instituted and pressed
through Congress as now constituted,]
Mr. Hayed would scarcely s??er it to
pass without tho Presidential veto.
Tho consummation of tho measure
will depend upon tHe"complexion of
the ,I.ext administration whether
Dcmscratic or Republican.
The Next Presidency.
Our Democratic exchange? all seem
to look upon Senator Bayard as
the coming man, at least so far as
Democracy is concerned ; yet between
this and the day of nomination an
other may rise beforo the public eye
possessed with superior qualification
to win the favors of our citizeus.
While we desire to sec the best man
the party can produce, put forward
we are utterly opposed to a^y meas
ure or policy which looks to a union
with any section for expediency sake.
New England has had her day, the
South hers, and tho futuro destiny
of this nation is to be controlled
j by the great West. The States
that are now being settled,'
tied, the wealth now being developed
and the progressive ideas of our
Western citizens reveal a power
which is ultimately to be the ruling
factor in American politics. Let the
South therefore bide her time, and
when tho occasion comes, lit her se
lect the bett man, with the purest
Democratic views, and give him her
undivided support. Purity in poli
tics is more to be desired than any
other qualification a statesman may
possess. Principle should take the
place of policy and expediency that
the beat interest of tho citizen may
be subserved and the permanency of
the government perpetuated.
The condition of our bclovod Gov
ernor is still slowly but steadily im
proving. On Monday he was wheel
ed in his chair in tho yard for another
airing whrwe he remained some time.
He has accepted an invitation from
the Washington Light Infantry to be
present in the city of Charleston on
the occasion of the celebration of
Washington's Birthday, February
22nd. Ofcoursc his presence there
will depend on the state of his health
at the lime, but if he continues to im
prove he will certainly be able to be
with the citizens of Charleston on
We take this method of returning
our thanks to the brethren of tho
press throughout the State for the
kind notices given us in our new
venture in journalism. We appreci
ate them all, und will endeavor so to
conduct The Dkmockat that the pre
dictions made and wishes expressed
may not fall fruitlessly to the ground.
Our mission is no easy one, but every
effort shall be made to make it a suc
The Last Legislature.
The last Legislature will ever be
remembered for its short session?
high pressure?heavy load and low
steam ; nnd remarkable not so much
for what it did do as for what it
did not do. For example : Is it not
a shame to see Jury Tickets float
ing about the country, sneered at
and worth about as much as Conti
nental money in the darkest, days of
the struggle of '7G. What right has
the State to call upon her citizens to
perform public duty us jurors, under
a heavy penalty, and pay them off in
paper with the signatures of the So
licitor, Clerk of the Court and pre
siding Judge attached, which paper
is utterly worthless. These olllcers
have fut salaries, and it does not cost
much to sign their names ; yet the
poor juror has 1o leave his dependant
family for two weeks, board himself,
spend days on the jury bench, and
perhaps bitter cold nights in the jury
room, and whistle for his money.
Who cares for the "dear people,"
after once scaled in high official posi
tion ? But'this uncommon fondness
for my dear fellow-citizens is a sort
of chronic disease, and its violent
pnroxisms, strange to say, is peiiod
ical. Why was no provision made
by the Legislature to pay these out
standing doubly honest claims? It
is a shame, and from what I can learn,
the Printer is in not much better con
dition. Some plan ought to be pro
vided to remedy this condition of
things, or then let those who are
responsible, "rise and cxplnin."
Petitions.? In the Senato on the
7th, Senator Butler presented the pe
tion of Isaac Vunsant, of Lexington
County, South Carolina, praying for
an increase of pension for services
rendered and injury received in the
war of 1812; which was referred to
the committee on pensions. He also
presented the petition of Gabriel J.
Rains, for the removal of his political
disabilities, which was referred to the
committee on the judiciary.
SunscitiBE to The Democuat.
As my name figures pretty promi
nently in a card recently published
in Hie Orangeburg Times by Mr. Gco.
Boliver, I desire to make a short state
ment. A few days after my arriv
al at this place a gentleman, in whom
I have tiio greatest confidei.ee, told
mo that Mr. Boliver, in answer to the
question as to who I was, said : "Ho
is the same man that published a pa-j
per at Kingstree, that supported
Swails." Any one would infer Irora
the above statement that 1 owned the
paper, and no statement could be more
devoid of truth. 1 deny ever publish
ing a paper at Kingstrco at all. I
was, however, employed as a printer
to work on a paper known as the
Williamsburg Republican, which was
owned and published by a Joint Stock
Company of Radicals, and like all
other Radical papers published in this
State during those dark days, it sup
ported Swails and all other Radicals.
Although Swails was one of the own
ers I had nothing to do with him nor
he with me. I was employed by Mr.
Louis Jacobs, the business manager
of the company. Upon hearing the
above report, and believing that it
was being circulated to injure me, 1
addressed iettcis to several * gentle
men who lived at Kingtrco during
the time I was employed on the Re
publican, and I will let them state
my political ntlliliatious while living
there. The following is from Col. S.
W. Maurice, present Senator from
State of South Carolina, \
Senate Chamukh, >
Columbia, S. C, Dec. 3, 1878. )
Mr, James L. Sims:
My Dear Sir?Your letter of the
1st instant imforming m** that rumors
have been put in circulation in and
about Orangeburg, probably for your
Injury, that whilst you lived in King
tree you were identified with the Re
! publican party, and asking me for a
statement thereto, has been duly re
ceived. In reply I most cheerfully
say the rumor is false.
Very Respectfully Yours,
Saml. W. Maurice.
The following is from Mr. Louis
Jacobs, who is now the Republican
Shcriifof Willamsburg County, and
the man that employed me:
Sheriff's Office, \
WiLLiAMSBUUO County, >
Kinostreb, S. C, Deo. 3, 1878. )
J. L. Sims, Esq ., Orangeburg, S. C.
\ Dear Sir?In icply to yours oi
1st instant, asking me to slate your
political adiliations while you were
working on the Williamsburg Repub
lican as compositor, I beg to state
that during our entire intercourse,
which was almost daily, I having
been the business manager of the
concern, you were always known to
me and nil others connected with me,
as a consistent and outspoken Demo
crat; in fact I know 1 nm safe in say
ing that in this entire comity no one
had ever considered you as being in
sympathy witli what, as a printer,
yon bad to put in type.
If this is not strong enough put it
into shape yourself and scud it to me
for signature. Respectfully,
I also append a letter from Mr. T.
M. Gillnnd, a prominent young law
yer of Kingstrce :
Kingstsee, S. C, Dec, 5, 1878.
Mr. James L. Sims:
My Dear Sir?I am very much
surprised at the contents of your let
ter. The persistent Democratic posi
tion maintained by yourself at litis
place, especially under the peculiar
circumstances of your employment,
and your late career on the stair of
the Spnrlanburg Herald, a*e certainly
8UtHcient to repudiate tho imputation
endeavored to be fixed upon 3*011.
Your associations here were such as
no Radical would have been permit
ted to enjoy, and I am ready, as I am
certain any of the gentlemen of this
community would he, to do you any
service in crushing the slander that
could only have arisen from evil
hearts evilly disposed.
Very truly yours,
thos. M. Gilland.
I could publish a dozen letters tes
tifying to my Democracy while at
Kingstrce, but I think the above are
sufficient to convince anybody that
can be convinced, and with them I
dismiss the subject. J. L. Sims.
Young ladies use powdor, perhaps,
because they think it will make them
On the 9th of January, 1879, by the
I?ev. J. C. Bissel I. al the house of Mr. L,
I). Myers, Mr. Edward Easterliug to
Miss Carrie Cook, all of Oraugeburg
County, IS. C.
December 23th, 1S7S, Dr. Win, Pat
rick, of Harnwell County, S. C, to Miss
Bell C. Geiger, of Orangeburg County,
December 22, 1878. by tho Rev. J. B,
Plait, Mr. 1). S. Keller In Mies I* C.
Kvans, all of Orangeburg County. 8. C.
December 31st, 1878, by the Rev. .1. It.
Platl. Mr. K. A. Kvaiirt to Mi.-s Sarah
Collier, all of Orailguburg County, S. (J
December 81 h, 1878, by Rev. J. K. Pen
ny, Mr. Kdwurd Au?;n.steun to Miss K.
(Jrider. all of Orangeburg County, S. C.
STRAUS & CO. nru offering their RICK
FLOUR for a few days at 012 per ton.
Those who desire to purchase would do
well to call at once. Jan 17
TUE undersigned hereby gives noticeI
that h? will Hl? hin fbitil account as
Guardian of 1*. D. Tilley. D. E. Tilley
and M. S. Tilley, with the Honor able
Judge of Probate for Ornngeburg county
on tin? 17th day of February, 1879, and
ask for Letters Dismission.
J. B. LIVINGSTON.
Jan 17-td Guardian.
Notice to Delegates to the
THE next annual meeting of tho State
Grange will be held hi Charleston.
S. C, commencing on Tuesday the 4th of
February, 1879. at 10 o'clock A. Al. A
full delegation is desired.
O. W. CltOOK,
Sec'tv Pomona Grange No. 17.
Jan 17, 1879.
Q Q TOWN LOTS, on Sunny Shlo, will
?C?0 be, sold at Private or Public Sale
on or before next SalcMluy, first Monday
in February. Plot of the lots can be
seen at Jleroncy's Hotel, and any Infor
mation furnished to parties wishing to
purchase,.jj /Terms reasonable.
Schoqj. Commissioner's Office. }
Orangkdukg County. >
Orakg-msl'RG, S. C, Jan. 17, 1879 >
W. A. MEKONEY,
^IIE Trustees o( the Public Schools of
_L this County are hereby ordered lo
close the Schools in their several Districts
on the IsfVof February. 1879, unless oth
wise specially instructed Irom rids olllcc.
<? D. L. CONNOR.
School Comndssioiier O. C.
D. Er SMOAK & CO.
* iiavk made
In the price of
COME AND SEE OUIt LARGE AND
well assorted stock of Clothing, Dry
Goods, Boots and Shoes. Hats and (Japs.
Groceries. Tinware, Hardware, Tobacco,
Cigars, Whiskies, Brandies, and Wines,
than they have yet been sold in this
TOBACCO and CIGARS,
of the best brands, wo are selling by the
box. at Factory prices.
Call and examine our goods, we have
attentive salojjien who will be pleased to
wait on youfc Thanking you for past
favors, we solicit the sauie in the future.
Very respect full y,
D. E. SMOAK & CO.,
Orangeburg, S. C. Jan. 17, 1879.
Office Countt Commissionehs, i
Ouakgf.bl'im; Countt. >
Orangkiiuhg. S. C, Jan. 8, 1879. >
SEALED PROPOSALS FOIt FURN
ISHING the Poor House with WOOD
(both Lightwood and Oak) for the ensu
ing year, will be received by the Board
until the IGtb instant, when the bids will
be opened and the contract awarded to
the person offering to furnish it by the
cord for the lowest price. Separate bids
for either kind of wood will be received.
By order of the Board.
T. R. MALONE,
Jan 10-1 Clerk.
LUTHERAN SCHOOL HOUSE.
Latin, Greek arid French
All necessary mercantile and mathe
matical training for boys.
Oct 1, 1878. tf
Attorney and Connsellor at Law
(Cor. Church & St. Paul's Street.)
ORANGEBURG, S. C.
A. B. KNOWLTON,
Attorney and fouN?ELLOR,,
ORANGEBURG, S. C.
0,LD AMERICAN HOTEL
j Established about 1830
ltesucitatcd on the European Plan lor
Rooms each person per day.50
per month...8 and 910
According to location of Rooms paid
nOAISIi 1 ERMS S
(lonrd and lodging.91 ?0 per day
Hoard and lodging.(150 per week
MUS. M. J. ARCHER. Pprnnrletress,
29 George st. corner King,
sep 27 ly Charleston, S C.
i-k In your own town. $5
t tit free. No risk. Rendor
run want a business at
which persona of either sex
can make great pay all tho time they
work, write particulars to II. IIai.lv.tt
STOCK LARGER THAN EVER!
Assortment to suit tho most fastidious
KT-PRICES TO SUIT THJt TIMES.
We have marked dowa tko sntiro stock.
will convico you this is the time to buy.
Assortment of HOSIERY, from 10 cents
per pair up.
The largest nnd Cheapest line
FLANNELS FLANNELS FLANNELS
FLANNELS FLANNELS FLAN
BLANKETS BLaNKETS BLAN
BLANKETS BLANKETS BLANKETS.
Everj body soys our
ONE DOLLAR SHIRT
ONE DOLLAR SHIRT
ONE DOLLAR SHIRT
ONE DOLLAR SHIRT
ONE DOLLAR SHIRT
ONE DOLLAR SHIRT
Is the best in the Stute!
CLOTHING, BOOT und SHOE
CLOTHING. BOOT and SHOE
CLOTHING, BOOT and SHOE
CLOTHING, BOOT and SHOE
CLOTHING, BOOT and SHOE
Stocks are replete with bargains.
BUY BUY BUY
COME WITUIN THE BlNG
and enjoy the advantage offered by
me, which can't bo beat by any House
in town. Your cheapest man to buy
A. B, WALKER.
AVOHO A\OHO A\0>10
White, Amber and Fultz.
RUST PROOF, WHITE AND f ?.
Grass Seed. Clover Seed.]
I "Warranted Rust Rroof|
or Monev Refunded*
?FOR SALE BY?
L?RICK & LOWKANCE,
Oct. 4 3mo COLUMBIA S. C. |
W. A. MACK AT, Auctioneer.
State of South Carolina?County of Or
angeburg?In the Common Pleas.
By virtue of Judgment Orders of Foreclo*
ure and Sale and Decretal Orders In the
causes below stated respectively, I will
sell br public auction, before the Court
House, in the town of Orangcburg, on
the First Monday in February, 1879,
during the legal hours for Sheriff's
sales, the several Tracts, Lots and
Parcels of Laud below described, all
situate in the County of Orungeburg
and State aforespld, viz:
By virtue of a Judgement Order of
Foreclosure and Sale, in the case of An
[drew F. Smoke, vs. Wm. A. Edwins
All that certain tract or parcel of land,
situate on the Cannon's Bridge Road in
[ the Fork of the Edisto, and In Edisto
Township, containing seventy-two (72)
acres, mere or less, bounded on the north
iby lauds of Warren M. Hughes; oa the
east by Inuds of David Smoke; on the
south by lands of James Jennings, and
j on the west by lundsof Bnrney Deaipsey.
Terms of Sale?One-half cash; tho ba1'
a nee on a credit of one year; the
purchaser to give-bondy bearing interest
from duy of sulo and a mortgage of the
premises sold, to seenre the credit portion I
j of the purchase money. The purchaser
also to pay for pupers and the recording'
I of both title anil mortgage.
By vlrl ?e of a Judgment 0?-der of
Foreclosure and Sale in the case of
Daniel McKenzie vs. W. II. Wise, (at
the risk of the former purchaser), all that
Tract of Land situate in Amelia Town
ship, in the County of Ornngeburg, and
State aforesaid, containing-acres,
more or less, and bounded by Preference
Plantation, and lands of Daniel McKetizie,
T. B. Whaley and ? Myers.
Terms of Sale?Cash; to be paid im
mediately after the close of the Master's
sales for the day. and if it be not so paid,
the laud will be refold on the same day,
at the risk of the former purchaser, when
bis bid will not be taken, but that of the
highest bidder, other than such former
purchaser, will be considered and treated
as the highest.
By virtue of a Judgment Order of
Foreclosure and sale, in the case of Alva
Gage agaisnt Elizabeth Browne, all that
plantation or tract of laud, containing
about Twelve Hundred acres, more or
less, situate in the Fork of the Edisto, in
j County of Orangeburg, and State afore
said, bounded on the north by Cooper
j Swamp; on the east by lunds formerly
of Jacob Wolfe, deceased; on the South
I by South Edisto River, and on the
West by lands now or latelj of
I John R. Millions, John C. Howe
and the late J. E. Qnattlebaum?said
tract of laud being the Snake Swamp
plantation, of which the lute Dr. Kowe
died seized and possessed.
Terms of Sale?Cash enough to pay
the sum actually due at the dute of sale,
(which will be announced at the sale,)
and the balance on a credit of ouo and
two years-the purchaser to give bond
bearing interest from the day of sale and
u mortgage of the property sold to se
cure the credit portion of the purchase
money. Purchaser also to pay for pa
pers and the recording of both title and
mortgage. W. M. HUTSON,
Jan 10?3 Master.
D. W. [MUSTARD,
LATE OF LEWI8VLLE, 8. O.
j Dealer in Country Produce,
675 KING STREET,
FOWLS, grown, per doz....2.50a0.00|
Medium per doz.O.OOaO.OO
Chickens, per doz.1.75a2.00]
Ducks (Eng'h) per doz...3.00a4.00
Ducks (M'c'y) per doz...5.00a0.0
Geese per doz.G.OOaOOO
Turkeys per doz.8.00al2.00
EGGS, per doz.18a00
PEANUTS, per bushel.lOOaO.OO
PEAS, clay, per bushel.70a
" Mixed 44 .55a65
RICE, (Rough) pcrbushel..l.00al.25
HIDES, Flint, per lb.10a
44 Dry Salted,44.8a
SKINS, Otter, apiece.1.00a2.25
44 Coon, ?? .5al0
44 Fox, 44 .10a25
44 Deer, per lb.15a
44 Goat, 44 .8a
BEESWAX, per lb.a22
Highest market prices obtained for all
goods consigned to mo, Returns made
promptly. Consignments solicited, ly
J, H. Schachte, Agent,
Tree Wagon Yard.
GROCERIES OP ALL KINDS.
HIGHEST MARKEST PRICES
PAID FOR COUNTRY PRODUCE
FINE WINES AND LIQUORS.
ALL GOODS BOLD AT LOWEST PRI
CES FOR CASH.
PITTHANS o a STAND
Russell street, Orangeburg, S. C.
July 10 2G
d. r. FLEMING. ja8. Bf. wilson?
We are now opening, direct from
the Manufacturers, a large and new
stock of Boots, Shoes, and Trunks,
FOR FALL TRADE.
Orders solicited and promptly fill
ed. Ail goods with our brand war
D. P. FLEMING & 00.
wholesale pkalkrs iv
No 2 Hayne street, Cor. of Ctfnrch
street, Charleston, S. C. sep 27-3
JB. DUVAL & SON,
? 837 King street, Charleston, S. C,
Manufacturers of Tinware, &c. Dealers
in Stoves, House-keeping goads, &c.,
Proprietors ot DuvaPs Baker and Hincs
Combination Cookers. Agents for Union
Kerosene Stoves. 5*2 nov 0
lesirable house a
>ad Avenue near
particulars apply it ?
8ep^"m~ MRS. E.C "EG ARE. .:
Avery desirable house and lot, on
Bad Road Avenue near the depot;'
for farther particulars opp^y tOfc
Brick I !
MRS. M. R. TREADWELL would '
respectfully announce to the citi
zens of Orangcburg County, and the pub
He generally, that she has opened a
BRICK YARD, where can be purchased
first class brick at lower rates than from
HAMBURB or AUGUSTA. Apply to
MRS. M. R. TREADWELL,
At the Brick Yard.
Or to A. FISCHER, at his store
Aug 30 1 j
[ Dissolution of Co-part
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT
the Partnership between JOHN C.
PIKE and JOAB W. MOSELEY was
dissolved on the Fi*** Day of January,
A. D. 1879, by mutual consent. All
debts due to the said Partnernsldp are to
be paid to. and those due from the same,
[discharged by JOHN C. PIKE, who will
[continue the business at the old stand
under hlslown name.
J. C. PIKE.
J. W. MOSELEY.
Orangeburg, S. C, Dec 2, 1879.
TnE office of School Commissioner for
Orangeburg County will be open un
til further notice for the transaction of
business on every Friday and Saturday
of each week. Office hours from 9 a. m.
to 3 p. m. D. L. CONNOR,
Dee 20-tf School Commissioner.
W. W* C?IN
St Matthews S. C
EALER IN DRY GOODS,
BOOTS & SHOES,
HATS CAPS &o.
I buy my goods from'flrst bauds and
sell them at Charleston prices
HighestjCASH price paid for ^cotton
and country produce.
Full and General Stock jdways on hand
Near the DEPOT. Oot.?8t*tO
' IN PLANTATION GOODS,
DRY GOODS AND GROCERIES,
St. Matthews S. C.
\l? e respectfully call the attention of
i t the farmers to our general stock
of GOODS ond aoltelt a call whene*"*
they visit St. Matthews, A full and
fresh stock constantly In store.
0ct 1 3mo.