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A. Paper lor tlio People,
oranobbuhg, S. C. SEPTEMUKRSG, 1!S7!I.
Marrying a woman for beauty is
liko eating a bird for its singing.
The wooils were burning in the
neighborhood of Mr. Adam Stroman
on Friday lsst.
Mr. W. W. Culler was painfully
Injured last week by bis horse falling
iu a hole while deer hunting.
Two houses in Charleston doing a
large business are reported as having
suspended last week in consequence
of the Adgcr failure.
Mu. Joseph A. Minickeu fell from
the gin house of Mr. D. J. Knotts one
day last week and was painfully, if
not seriously, injured.
Mr. John G. McKewn last week
fell from his hand car while running
and was soriously injured. We hope
he may soon be able to enter upon
his duties again.
Dr. Ileury M. Bruns, the Nestor
of education and science, is here on a
vacation, slopping with the Rev. T.
II. Legare. The Doctor looks well,
though past bis three score and ten.
We learn that the wife of Mr. T.
B. Jackson, near Four IIolo Bridge,
died on Wednesday morning leaving
a little babe. We lender our sympa
thies to the bereaved husband and
motherless little one.
Before the recent rains set in, the
red oaks and pines were dying in
large numbers. Between the places
of Messrs. Paul Stroman and Z. Stro
man there are over one bundled dead
oaks, caused by the recent drought.
The man who shoots another sim
ply because of adiHbrenco of political
opinion, should be made to stretch
hemp so fast that lightning couldu't :
keep track of him. So says an ex
change, and so say we.
.Our readers will lake notice that j
Mr. Z. J. King bus moved his bar to
the stand recently occupied by Mr.
W. M. Sain, where he will continue
to serve his customers with the pur
est and best liqaors to bo found in
Gov. Wni, Clallin, of Boston, has
presented to the Friedman's Aid So-1
ciety of the Methodist Episcopal j
Church, by Dr. Rust, the deed of the j
Lcgare properly, adjoining Clailin
University, consisting of thirty-one
acres and buildings, valued at $8,000.
Mr. J. 11. Tucker has repaired and
remodeled his residence on Railroad
Avenue, adding greatly to ila com
fjrt,a8 well as making it an ornament
to that locality. The work was done
during the drought without n drop ot
rain while tho repairs were being
Mu. David Salley and others in
company with him have caught al
ready since the hunting season bc
gau leu foxes?two of them were ta
ken up within one hundred yards of
the spot of jumping. ISo guns are
carried by these gentlemen, but the
animal is allowed a fair chancii to
save his life.
We learn from different sect ions of
the county that nine-tenths of the
cotton crop will have been gathered
before the middle of October, if pick
era can bo procured. The crop will
fall short of the calculation made at
tli3 beginning of the season because
of the disastrous effects of Ute late
Our thanks are due Capt. j. L. Moor
er and Mr. A. Fischer for a fine lot
of excellent turnips. This is early in j
the season for-this vegetable and the j
fine samples sent u3 bear witness to
the skill of the producers. In the
market they command an excellent
price, and will continue to do so un
til the full crop is matured.
Special attention is invited to the !
splcnelid lot of jewelry just received
by Mr. W. F. Robinson, and for sale
at his store. This lot is superior to
anything of the kind ever brought to
Orangeburg, and will be sold remark
ably low. Bring your watches and
dooks to be repaired and made just
as good as uew. Mr. Robinsou guar
To the Ladies.?'1 he ladies who
havo so kindly consented to aid the
Comraitteo of Arrangements in get-j
ting up a Fair for the benefit of the '
Edisto Hilles, are respectfully re
quested to meet with said Committee
at the Young America Fire Engine
Hall, on tho afternoon of the 30th
instatlt, at four o'clock prompt, when
tho manner of conducting the Fair
will be arranged.
It is said that Eastern capitalists
have recently bought tlio Main mot b
Cave of Kentucky for ?200,000, and
will build a railroad to it and improve
Tub Missionary Society of St.
foul's Methodist .Sunday School will
meet next Sunday at half-past three
I o'clock. The public are cordially in
j vltctl to attend.
The Executive Committee ol the
Teacher's Institute will meet at this '
ofllce to-morrow morning, 27th in
stant, at ten o'clock. Members are
requested to be punctual in attend
L.\ i)i i:s, JJuttcrick's Fall Styles
Patterns havo arrived ; known to be
the best lining patterns sold, us eve
ry pattern is perfect, no allowance
being necessary for Beams. Call and
procure at cataloguo from Henry
Tub pioper caper at Newport just
now 13 for tho young ladies who be
long to the "collage families" to play
at butter making hi the dairies, and
for the young men who make a living
by sucking the head-; of their canes
to look on admiringly.
A private circular received here
last week brings the startling and
regretted Buspension of tho house of
James Adger & Co. An honored
and solid landmark of Charleston is
crushed, and many are compelled to
sudcr, as the business of this house
Mit. Virgil C. Dibble, of Charles
ton, was in town <>n Wednesday on a
short stop from his trip to the moun
tains, looking well and greatly im
proved. He returned to Charleston
yesterday where he will enter upon
his duties as Principal of tho High
School, on the first of October noxl.
A corn doctor was in town on Sat
urday last teaching every group of
listeners ho could get, the anatomy of
tho too, the wonderful skill of him
self, the ignorance of every other
corn doctor, and the certain :> i well
as permanent 'relief to be expected
from his operations. We saw him
skin out a com from a friend's toe,
and might have done as well oursclf.
Since our last issue the long and
disastrous drought has ended and
gentle, continued roina have fallen
throughout: our comity. The rice
crop in t ome sections may be bene
Htted, while in others it in a complete 1
failure. The pea crop will bo im
pioved ; likewise potatoes, wherever
the vines lived through the dry sea
son. The top fruit of cotton will
also be bcnefltlcd by the recent rains.
Pomona Giianqb.?The ncxt*\)uar
leily meeting cd* Pomona Grange will
be held at White Cane Grange on
Saturday, October 1th, 1879. A large
attendance is earnestly requested, as
the meeting will be an important one
to the order. Masters and secrola
lies will [dense have (heir reports
ready. Hour of meeting 11 o'clock,'
A. M. . Kiinc Robinson.
Secfy P. G. No. 17,
Fou Till? TlitiTll.?Many of the
powders and pastes now in the mar
ket contain ingredients like pumice
stone, charcoal, &c, which ought
never to be used for the purpose.
The Saponaceous Tooth Powder is
warranted to contain nothing in the
least injurious, and has no equal fol
ds purpose, as its flavor is pleasant,
i< perfectly soluble in the mouth, and
contains nothing gritty or rough for
the teeth. For sale by Dr. J. G.
Few eveuts impress a community
moro deeply than the death of a good
and aged citizen, while the heart of a
family is completely broken up by
the death of a little innocent child.
For this reason we are. pained to
learn of tho death of the little child
of Mr. and Mrs. W. P. Brunson,
which occurred on last Wednesday
night. Our deepest sympathies arc
with the bereaved parents, and we
point thein to the only source of com
fort?the love of Him who gives and
Glass ball shooting has becemie
epdlo a source of amusement to the
sport men of our town. A number of
our "crack".shots had a friendly trial
of skill (jii last Tuesday afternoon.
All diil pretty well, hut Messrs. P* G.
Cannon and .Julian A. Sallcy carried
Ottilie honota by breaking every ball
i hey shot at?the former twelve and
(he latter six. Next in order came
Mr. T. I). Wolfe, who broke seven
out e>f a possible eleven. Messrs. A.
M. I'/Anv and F. S. DcTrevillc each
secured four balls. The tirst out of a
possible ten, and the latter out ol a
possible eleven. A uolhcr match came
oll on Wednesday afternoon, at which
we understand Mr. Normau II. Hull
j came off victor.
Tu.? attention of our readers in
Brancbvillo und adjoining communi
ties is invited to the advertisement of
Mr. A. F. II. Dukes in this i-sue of
tlio Democckat. True to llun spirit
of enterprise und the demands of an
increasing trnelc, Mr. Dukes lias en
larged his store and now oilers for
sale at reduced prices I'vj largest
stock of general merchandise over
brought to the Brancbvillo market.
Everything that a single individual
or a family may need can be purchas
ed here without leaving the store,
with the perfect assurance of getting
tho beat as well as the cheapest
goods. Fair dealing and reliable
gooils have won for Mr. Dukes the
character of a thorough business man,
while politeness und courtesy, on the
part of both proprietor nnd assist
ants, hove made his store the resort
ol bujers from all tho communities
about Branchville. Give him a call
before going elsewhere and you will
not regret it.
TUB heart of man throws aside cv
cry resentful feeling when the object
which excites it has paid nature s last
debt and the Icy hand of death has si
lenced forever the voice of him who
was a hater of our race ; to in the
death of Joe Larkin wo entertain for
him Ihc kindliest feeling, although il
there ever was a colored man who
hated a while man because he was a
while man, that man was Joe Larkin.
On his death bed conversation on re
ligion, fanning, household matters
or his family's wellV.ro effected him
but little, I :il bo was perfectly cn
Lhusins'.ic on politics, and would talk
incessantly. lie sacrificed everything
for this delusion?credit, fortune,
comfort and perhaps his eternal well
being. Somebody is certainly respon
sible for tiiis sirange. effect upon the
mind of a once good man. In the
death of Joe Larkin an ancient land
mark of Radicalism is lust, and in his
grave is buried n thousand disap-j
pointed hopes and a blighted ambi
To speak of perfection in mechan
ism is always pleasing, and the sight
uf n piece of machinery, perfected for
its purpose, is always appreciated.
Such a piece of workmanship is the
While Shu! tie Sewing Machine. To
say that, the: White is perfection itself
is telling tho truth in its plainest,
simplest form, as it embodied all the
superior points and advantages of ail
/.her machines, airanged in a man
ner to give them the greatest range
of work, sewing with equal ease and
accuracy the finest nainsoi k ami the
heaviest cloth. It is made heavy und
strong enough to perform with ease
till the ordinary work at manufactur
ing, while it does the work named,
und, villi this object, is made larger'
than the ordinary, though in every j
way neat and comely as any of its]
competitors. It is worth the while
ol buyers to look into Lh< merits of
the White Sewing Machine, and we
arc convinced if they use il once they
will have no other. They can be
seen and tested at Henry Ivohn's.
Tuk Euisto Riri.r.s Faul?As
mcnlioncd in this paper a short time
ago liic ICdisto Rilles will hohl a
Fancy Fair about the middle of nexl
mouth to assist them in procuring a|
uniform. We are pleased to report
progress in iho completion of the ar
rangements for this entertainment,
and would urge upon the people of
our town and county to lend their aid
in contributing to the Fancy Table,
or sending in such articles as will be
necessary for the supper table and
cake and ice cream department. To
make this effort a success it needs!
the co-operation of our people, with
whom we know the mention of Edis
to Rilles is sufficient to secure their
aid. This wo feel assured will be
given and both company and patrons
will enjoy a pleasant and pro lit able
lime on the evenings of October IGth
and J7th. Contributions may be
handed in lo any member of the com
pany or lo cither of the following
gentlemen, who compose the Com-]
mitten ot Arrangements: Messrs. V.
S. Dibble, W. B. Thompson, J. S.
Sorrciilrue, G. A. Neuffcr, L. II.
Waunuimtker and J. M. Branson.
A general advance along the whole j
line of groceries, dry goods, &C, soj
the merchants tell us. But Kortjohn j
is selling his goods as cheap ua ever
regardless of the advance. Large
consignments are received daily from
tho largest houses in iho United
Slates with orders lo sell. Gent's
sails at four dollars, hats Dfty cents,
undershirts 30 cents, buggy whips 20
cents and upward, shoes jt) cents and
upwatds, dress goods at prices
never before known and tinware
cheaper than ever. In fact you can
buy a new collec pot, bucket or dish
pan for less money than tho linnci
will charge you to slop a leak in an
old one. Where this advance in
goods will lead no ouo can tell, but
^?.j'. jKij-mg.-u'i^T > ?rjjiX^*Tci.-^^;a.,ii:.'3^_vt5e<^jai?<:
Kortjohn is prepared to light against
it, having a large slock on hand. It
dues very well for rieh "und powerful"
nun to hold their goods and demand
higher prices, but thero are many
persons pushed to the wall and must
make sales, and it is from this eh.ss
that Korljobn receive.! his goods
with orders to sell regardless of
price as they must have money to
pay the maturing note. *
SiiAnp Fhacticu.?A colored man
on Thursday of last week bought
some goods from one of our mer
chants, paid for them and went
awny with his goods. Being bewil
dered with the size of Orangeburg,
or under the delightful effects of
XXXX, he left his bundle at another
store. lie returned to tho place
where he made his purchase and re
presented to tho clork (in tho mer
chant's absence) that thoso goods
(pointing to two or Ihren pieces)
were his, and he hail paid for them.
The clerk told him it was strange,
but as the fellow seemed willing to
sit until the merchant came in, the
elcik put up the goods, and the man
decamped. On the. merchant's returu
the fraud was discovered and the
man was brought bau!:. The marsh
al put him inj dl, he asserting all the
while that lie hail not receive'! the
goods he lir.st bought from lhu store.
However the second lot were found
in his wagon and the merchant, not
desiiing to appear in court against
the man, let him go. lib; smypa
thetic friends, especially tho female j
pari, who are fond ol u howl, said
" 'tis a injeslis ; do man pay he inon
ey? g? lo de jalc, and loss de goods,
tu?), my lor." Later in tho day
another merchant ( next vluot) learn
ing of the affair produced the bundle
that the fellow had left there, and he
can get it it' he comes for it. The
fact is like tiie night chicken thief
who was asked by his pal, ;'cf it
waru't wrong to take what was not
his," this man had no lime for moral
philosophy. lie paid his money and
was determined to get something fo:
it. As to his losing the goods he
first bought that ho hail nothing to j
dt> with. When nrrcs'.cd ho shrewd-j
I3* said, "mind, I did not steal the
goods. Your eleik gave them to me."
lie was under steam at, the time, but
being !?.n oi l eouiihouse frequenter
did not care who lost as long as
be was ail right.
rcr.-.-ij.^. tsusaaSE ; KSK 1 ?rn^tcv? ran Tin -a^-T^j
Couui ci un Wkkjcly by .1. CPFikk.
Middling. i) 11
I ,ow .Middliu*;. 8 3-4
Ordinary to Good. S 11
I! ice, rough.61 20
Out?, per cwt.00
Unit er, country .*J.r?
A. V,. K::o\v 1.1 on. . A. liATHKOr
KNOWLTON & LATHROP,
Attorneys and Counsellors,
OUAXGLTIUTIG, .S. <J
7-. btorney and Counsellor at Lav/
(Cor. Church & St. Paul's Street.)
OKA NO Kl> URO, S. C.
KV. S. T. IIA I.I.MAX is prepared t..
?? i kamm I'll TURKS ?>i al! sizes in
the neatest style ofihe art, and at tower
rales, !"!? cash, than can be done else
where in the county. Picture Hangings
also furnished on the most liberal terms.
All patties desiring work done in the
above lino would tlo well to give him a
call at his house In Lynn's Township, or
at Dr. S. A. lteeves. Satisfaction guar
anteed. April 3?Minos
To the Public7
rjPUK undersigned respectfully an
JL iiounee that they have purchased the
exclusive right to msII the justly eelebra
teil ?'New Virginia l'Yeil Cutter" in the
Counties of Orungebtirg and barn well.
In this ( utter, cheapness ol construction
minimum ol power and rapidity of exe
cution have been lolly attained, The.
convmeiiil.ilioii.i of lhu many who an
using this Cutter render it unnecessary
lor us to say anything relative to its
merits. We only ask a trial and feel fully
confident (hat satisfaction will he given.
For .-ale at the store of Mr. J. C Pike,
Orungehurg. .s. ('.
KDWAKDS & THOMPSON.
'w. p. -:<5?ibi
St. Matthowa S. 0.
DI3ALKK IN DI.'Y GOODS,
HATS CAPS lie.
I buy iny goods from first bauds and
iy.i them at Charleston pi kes
i.-igliest CASH price paid for cotton
and country produce.
Put and General Stock always on band.
1. P. CAIN.
Near the DEPOT.
QEO. H. GORNELSON,
ORANGEBURG, S. C.
I w ould respectfully Inform the public
that I have just received and now open
lor inspection one of the largest, cheap
est and host .'?elected stoclcs of
FATjIj an? winter
of all varieties, aud tLat the fame wid;be
olfered at prices which will defy all com
petition, and I would especially call the
attention of all closo
to this fact. A full Block of
V IT K N*I T U Pv E
always on hand to which e.pectul attou
tiou is invited.
GEORGE II. COUNELSON.
Sept. 1!?, 1871).
Fashionable resort of
I woufd call the attention ol my friends
and patrons to iny largo and wed select
ed stock of fall and winter goods, which
I am receiving by every Steamer from
Northern Markets, consisting of
Clothing, Dry Goods,
Knots, Shoes, Hats, Caps,
Trunks, Valises, baskets,
Casshneres and Jeans,
Dress Goods, Long Cloths,
Table Damask, Ladles
and Gents' underwear,
Towels, Napkins, ItibboilS,
Hamburg F?gings, tie. itc.
AU I ask is a call, feeling confident
that you can save 23 per cent, on every
dollars worth of goods bought of tna.
Our assortment Is larger $?d more com
plete than It has ever been before. Our
prices are marked down with a view to
disposing quickly of our slock. Call
early to secure bargains and be con
vinced as to the truth of my assertions.
WHOLESALE COMMISSION HOUSE.
M. DRAKE & SON,
138 Meeting St. Opposite Pavilion Hotel.
ROOTS ANT) SHOES,
Cheapest Rouse In the South.
X\l F have a large and well assorted
'I STOCK, and receive large invoices
by every -learner direct from the facto
ries in Massachusetts. Visit us when
you come to the city. We can sell yon
anything in the ROOT and SHOE line, as
(?heap as you can buy in RostOll. Our
goods the same as sold by any other
I wholesale house in the city, and our
prices are from 10 to 2(1 per cent, lower.
Liberal time to parlies giving city accep
tance. April 18?2mos
Notice to 1?en.cli.ei*?.
'SMIF last examination of Public School
JL Teachers will he held at Sheridan's
j School Room. Amelia Street, on Satur
day, September 27th, 1S7'J, commencing
at 1') o'clock A. M. No further opportu
nity will be Afforded until the summer of
i 1SS0; aud to ibis rule no exception will
bo made; and all certificates granted
prior to August 22, 1S7U, will be revoked
on the Ii ist day of Oerober, 1871?. By or
der of Hoard of School Examiners.
D. L. CONNOR,
Oraiigeburg, S. C, Aug. g&, I87l)-5c
LOOK BEFORE YOU LEAP ! ! !
Examine. Before Buying Elsewhere, at
JOSEPH E E O S:,
At Captain Brlggmau'a Old Stand.
Fancy Baker and Candy Manufacturer.
Korps positively the finest and largest assortment of'Coufectioncry. at-UuVlowest
Wholesale and Retail prices. A fresh stock of Groceries and Canned Goods of all
kinds, Hold at a small advance on the cost price. The best brands of Flour, tbo
choicest Cigars and Tobaccos.
. fruit i FB?rrn fbuitmi FBurrmi
.Orders for Wedding Cakes and supplies for Cakes a epeclalty.
Ornngebnrg, S. C, Sept. 20-tf
at the corner of
Russell Street and Railroad Avenue
J. W. MOSELEYi
a;full stock of
which will be sold cheap for cash.
ah my Old Friends and*as many New Ones as will favor me with a call are re
ectfully Invited to examine my GOODS and PRICES. April 16
^JTyEDDING GIFTS AT ALLAN'S.
American and Swiss,
. Latest flfylce.
RICH JEWELRY ?
Of New and Elegant Designs, and Ex
DIAMONDS, PEARLS, CAMEOS,
As well as less costly sets, in great varPy
STERLING SILVER WARE,
(n Fresh and Beautiful Patterns, espe
cially adapted for. Wedding Presents.
SILVER PLATED WARE
Tea Sets, Waiters, lee Pitchers, liuttei
Dishes, Cups, Goblets, &c.
CHOICE FANCY GOODS,
French Clocks, Bronzes, Fine Table Cut.
lery, Opera Glasses, Fine Glassware.
The Rest Goods at the Lowest Prices
JAMES A LEAN.
3*i 307 Kim; STUEET.
D. W. MUSTARD,
LATE of lewisvli.h, s. c.
Dealer in Country Produce,
398 KING STREET,
FOWLS, per doz.3.25?3.70
Chickens, per doz.2.00a2.55
Ducks (Eng'h) per doz.4.00
Ducks (MVy) per doz.5.00
Geese per doz.G.00
Turkeys per doz.12.00a 15.00
EGGS, per doz.11
PEANUTS, per bushel.75al.l0
POTATOES, Sweet.1.25a 1.50
PEAS, clay, per bushel.G5a70
Mixed ?* .C0a05
RICIC, (Rough) per bushel.. 1.1 Oal.20
DEES WAX, per lb.a22
HONEY, ? .10
HIDES, Flint, per lb.10
" Dry Salted, '? .8
SKINS, Otter, apiece.25a2.50
" Coon, ,k .5a 15
" Fox, " .lOa-10
" Deer, per lb.15
" Goat, 11.8
Highest, market prices oblaiued for al
goods consigned tome. Returns ntad
promptly. Consignments solicited. 1$
J. A. BARDIN & BR0.
on SANTEE, NEAR VANCES FERRY
G1 EN ERA L M ERC! I AND I S E?OF
T FERS lor sale a full and complete
stock of Groceries, Hani wine, Ready
Made Clothing, Boots and Shoes, lints,
Oitps, and Trunks, and a line line of Dry
Good." of ail descriptions for Ladies' use
and s .-ar ?also?
A full i of Foreign and Domestic
Wines and J *?rs, Segars at* ? ??'??seco,
&c., ?fcc. m sept, o, .o.
A CLASSICAL SCHOOL ' FOR
BOYS AND GIRLS. ? ?
Corps of Teachers.
HUGO G. SHERIDAN.Principal,
Wm. L. GLAZE.1st Assistant,
In charge of 2nd Grade Room.
MISS E. .1. MAGKAY.2nd Assistant,
III charge of 1st Grade Room and Girls.
f jPhis School opens on the First Monday
A in September annually, and contin
ues uninterruptedly until the last of June.
First Grade, beginners..$2.00
Second Grade, Grammar pupils. 2.50
t hird (Jrade, advanced .English. 3.00
Lathi. G-eek, and German each,
?ol'icsk ok study.
First Grade.?Alphabet. Spelling, Rud
imentary Arithmetic, Writing and First
Steps in Geography.
Second Grade, Spelling, Reading,
Writing, Arithmetic, Second Steps lu'
Geography, Grammar, Written Compo
sition, Latin, Greek and German.
Third Grade. Spelling, Reading, Writ
ing, Arithmetic completed, Geography
completed, Grammar completed, Compo
sition, History, Philosophy, K bet?rte.
Logic. Book-keeping, Algebra, Geome
try. Chemistry. Latin, Greek, German
and Written Composition.
Elocution is taught in each grade.
Miss Maekay has charge of the girls.
Students may enter at any time during
the term, and are charged only from
date of entrance.
A liberal deduction made when throo
or more children attend from the same
Boys and girls ore prepared for the
Sophomore Class In any College or far a
successful business lite.
Neatnoss of person, polite maonera
and a high sonse of h?ito? are considered
of no less importance than the branches
taught, and are thereloro inculcated
with unremitting assiduity.
Board may be had in good families
near the school ut ten and twelve dollur?
per mouth, including washing and light".
Roys and girls are kept separate and
no intercourse ullowed.
A liberal share of public patronage is
re? pect fully solicited.
For your Family Supplies 1st t!? v
FRESH GROCERIES, ?
FIXE LIQUORS, TOBACCO
and SE ARS,
FRESH LAGER always on draught.
GOOD FAT POULTRY and FRESH
EGGS always on hand.
Country Produce bought at the highest
JAMES VAX*TASSEL, Agt.,
I At Midler's Old Stand.