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Vol. II. ORANGEBURG, S. C, FRIDAY, JULY BO, I88O. No. 31.
Editors Orangeburg Democrat:
'"Tis to tho pen niul press wc mortals owe
All wo'ro forgot nad nlmobt ull we know."
I, therefore, beg leave through your
widely circulated paper to give the
public a few facta relative to tho Or
ganization of the so-called "Willow
Swamp Straightout Democratic Club,
as it seems, from its name and other
circumstances connected with its his
tory, desirous "of making the impres
sion on the publio^miml that ftfsion or
Radicalism had tarnished the hitherto
bright escutcheon of the "Wil
low Democratic Club." And if
in giving the pubiic a brief history of
' this .straight model of Democracy, I
should givo offence, I have only to
say that I am responsible at any
time, under any circumstances, for
every word uttered, and have no
npology to offer, only my devotion to
the cause of troth mid right. Previ
ous to the reorganization of the clubs
in the county Mr. W. C. Mitchell, an
entire stranger in this township, re
peatedly asked me to allow him to
use my name for nomination for
President of tho "Willow Democratic
- Club," to which I finally, with reluc
tance consented. The club met for
reorganization in May. Mr. C. F.
Dowling, the Presidcut, briefly stated
the object of the mecliug, and while a
member of the club was offering my
name iu nomiualion for President,
Mr. Mitchell inlerrupteJ him by of
fering tho name of Mr. Dowling to
the utter astonishment of myself and
others conversant with his (Mitch
. ell's) course. The election was by
ballot, and the result as reported by
the tellers was eighteen for \?vans and
live for Dowling. The next election
was lor Vice-Prcsident. W. L. W.
Riley being the only one nominated,
was, on motion of Mr. MiteLell, se
conded by Jesse Baker, elected by ac
clamation. On lite next day at Wil
low Swamp Church Mr. Mitchell stat
ed to me that, while my worst ene
mies did not object to me, he (Mitch
ell,) Mr. Dowling and others, did
object to Mr. Riley's holding the po
sition be did in the club, and asked
me to reassemble the club to recon
sider Riley's election. I said to him
that Riley was fairly elected and
could only be removed from the posi
tion he held os a member of the
County Executive Committee by ac
tion of the Convention, but that my
duties were, if I rightly understood
them, to consult the wishes of the
club, and that I would re-assemble
the club on the next Thursday at ten
o'clock A. M., and reconsider the
election of Rile}', and I so expressed
myself to several gentlemen, among
the number the R?v. Mr. ISaggctt, all
concurring with rac that as the turn
out on the day previous was small, a
larger one would give more general
satisfaction and that the ratification
of Mr. Rilcy's election would be a fi
nale to the whole thing. The eVn
did assemble pursuant to notice, and
after one o'clock, with a much larger
turnout, I called the club to order,
and definitely stated the object of our
second meeting, when, after a long
pause, Mr. Mitchell sprang to his
feet and in a very unparliamentary
manner disgorged himself of one of
the most sarcastic and uncalled for
harangues it has ever boon my mis
fortune to listen to, npplying to Riley
every epithet that vulgarity or malice
could suggest, using language unfit
for tho occasion and which you, Mr.
Editor, would doubtless regard as an
insult were I to offer it to the readers
of your paper, to all of which Mr, Ri
ley put in a flat denial, demanding
the proof which Mr. Mitchell failed
to give. Well under the impulse of
the eloquence of Mr. Mitchell's speech
bore, within two miles of where Riley
was born and reared, where bis good
deeds and had ones were alike known
to the neople, the vote was taken, rat
ifying by a considerable majority his
former election. Then it was that
this so-called straightout club had its
origin, numbering, as I was informed,
fourteen names, among them some
'six or eight gentlemen recently from
Eclgeflcld County, not members of the
club. Some few of the old club nave
gone over to the boilers, among the
number Mr. J. T. Williamson, who
accepted tho appointment as a dele
gate from me to the Convention, oc
cupying a seat on that floor, his re
pugnance to Mr. Riley lying all the
while dormant. How gentlemen can
recoucile such a course with common
decency, remains to be explained.
Now, in conclusion, I can only say
in regard to Mr. Rilcy's political an
tecedents, that he was a member of
the first Democrat club ever organiz
ed in this township, presided over by
the late lamented John R. Milhou.se,
Esq., and that while I presided over
it some years ago, he was a member,
and that during the Ellcnlon riot he
was a member of my company, aud
when called on by the people of Gra
ham's to go to their aid, I found him
in my ranks a willing subject, whilst
others, now members of the bolter's
club, slept in their beds under the
plea of ill health. 1 have reluctantly
written the above in vindication of
0* hundred and lifly-livo true, and
tried Democrats, who ate willing to
show their faith by their works, and
yield obedience to the wishes of a ma
jority of their party.
A. J. Evaks,
Pres. Willow Dem. Club.
Willow Township, July 20, 1880.
Within the hearing of the church
bells ol Spartauburg arc twenty-two
while women living openly wilh ne
groes as husbands, aud one widow of
a negro recently deceased. She has
two of his children by a black wo
man whom she proposes lo raise as
her own. Two or threo of these wo
men show marks of intelligence and
good raising. Nearly all of them arc
natives of thai county and North
Carolina. Tho greater portion of
Ihctn are low and degraded, with no
iiopc of ever rising from their debas
ed condition. The colored people
living in the neighborhood complain
very much of the state of aflairs, and
say that these raiscrablo white women
live with the negroes just to have
some one give them bread.
Alabama is the first Stale that will
elect Stale officers this year. The
election will be held in that State on
the first Monday in August. Arkan
sas follows on the first Monday in
September. Vermont votes for a gov
ernor on the first Tuesday in Septem
and Maine on the second Monday in
September. Ohio, Indiana, Georgia,
West Virginia and Colorado hold
elections in October. Maine is the
first doubtful State to pronounce a
verdict upon the issucB between Ihc
parties, and considerable interest will
attach to tho result. The Greenback
era and Democrats will unile and
there is a great prabability Ihht the
Republicans will be defeated.
The Winnsboro Neioa and Herald
saj's that one of the evils wilh which
the South has always contended, and
which exist even more in the present
timo than during the days of slavery,
is that of waste labor. In the North,
[as well as in the Old World, the uti- j
lization of all the energies of man has
been reduced to a science, but in Ihc
South, just as unlimited water power
runs undeveloped into the ocean, so
muscular force is kept latent through
the combined elfects of laziness and I
It is unlikely that Col. Cash the
killer of Col. Shannon will bo hanged.
The traditions of the old lire eating
days stil\ linger in this State, and as
Col. Cash shot his man in accordance
wilh the letter of the code, it will
proably be difficult to And a South
Carolina jury willing to send him to
the gallows. Rut if he, goes scolt
free, it will bo a bad business for
South Carolina in more ways than
Mean souls, like mean pictures, are
often found in good looking frames.
A Deplorable Marriage.
A narrative of the marriage of a
brother And sister, through ignorance,
was published some time ago in the
Herald \ another chapter in the sad
event has now boon made public. It
will be remombercd that a young wo
man called on Judge Neilson, of the
Brooklyn City Court, and asked him
what course she should take to have
tho marriage between herself and
husband annulled, as ho was her own
brother and she had become his wife
through ignorance. It appears that
several years since an Irish girl,
named Connor, came to this country,
and formed the acquaintance of Potcr
Peterson, a Swede. She consented
to live with him as his wife. A child
was horn in due time and in order to
hide her disgrace, tho child, a boy,
was given to her sister, who was mar
ried to a brother of Peterson, and
was christened Peter Peterson. Sonic
two, years after another child wus
born to the Connor girl. The father
disappeared soon after and the little
one, a girl, was called Anne K. Con
nor. Peter and Annie regarded each
other as cousins. They grew up to
gether in this city, attended the same
school and as years advanced became
very ninth attached to each other.
When Peter reached man's estate he
was started in business by his foster
parents and prospered. I .ast summer
Annie's mother paid a visit to the
old country, and upou.hcr return was
horrified to learn that during her ab
sence Peter and Annie had become
man and wife. She immediately dis
closed the secret history of Peter's
birth and wrecked the happiness of
their home. Annie hastened at once
to Judge Neilson and related the ter
rible story. Acting under his advice
she consulted with a lawy'cr and insti
stutcd proceedings for divorce. Tho
case wa3 referred to Counsellor E. ISA 1
Dana to lake testimony and report.
Mr. Dana has handed in his report
favoring a separation, and the same,
it is believed, has been confirmed by
Judge Neilson.?N. Y. Herald.
South Carolina Distanced.
South Corolina needn't lake on any
airs about the killing of Col. Shannon
by Gen. Cash, in a duel. At the
same time, in a town near San An
tonio, Texas, a double fatal duel took
place, without any of the circumstan
ces usuallv attendant upon affairs of
this kind in South Carolina. Texas
Is a "business" Stale, and when John
and Ab McCoy, and Calhoun and
John Dee, stockmen, met at a country
store and quarreled over a difference
of $250 in a statement of a stock ac
count ; and when Ab. McCoy and Cal.
Dee drew their revolvers and fired at
the same lime, both falling dead, one
shot through tho heart and tho other
through the head, and when John
McCoy And Jake Deo drew pislols
and fired, both being mortally wound
ed, there was only the usual excite
ment among the bystanders, and us
there were no "friends" on hand to
continue tho slaughter, tho remain
ing herders gathered up the dead and
buried them, and went about their
Made a Bad Job of It.
A liltlc anecdote Ajrropoa of self
made men: It used always bo n
boast of I lorry Clews, the banker,
that he was a specimen of this class.
One day he noticed that Mr. Traverse
?the Wall street wit whose stammer
ing pquibs of speech have won a
world wide celebrity?was eyeing his
bald head with a critical expression
of countenance. "Well, what's the
matter, Traverse?" asked Clews,
rather impatiently. "U-II-IIenry,"
responded the other, "d-d-didn't you
s-s-say you wore a s-R-self-made
man?" "Yes, certainly ; I made my
self." "Then w-w-why in tho d d
devil, when you were ab-b-hout it,
didn't yon p-p-put, a little more h b
hair on the top of your head ?"
?A big head is no more an evi
dence of brains than a paper collar is
of a shirt.
Married ornol Marriod.
It isn't often that a young man gels
married and then forgets all about it.
They liavo found some such case up
in Saugcrtics, N. Y., and, 03 a conse
quence, Saugerties is holding its
broath and awaiting tho result.
Young Lester Burton found his name
in a newspaper tho other day, and
attached to it was that of Miss Anna
Sehroinaker. Burton went around to
the office to sec about it and declared
that to the best of his knowledge and
belief that marriage notice was u\tili
out', and if he had married the young
lady he didu't know it. Just then it
occurred to somebody that the young
lady herself might know something
about the case. She apparently did,
for she declared most positively that
she was married, and that young Les
ter Bopton was her husband. It was
a sad mix, for one or the other
of the young people couldn't fail
to bo somewhat disappointed. Then
the minister was looked up. His
name was Scuddci?The Rev. Mr.
Scuddcr of Red Hock. He hadn't
any record of the marriage, aud hadn't
giveti any marriage certificate at the
time) the young lady said the ccrcmo
ny was performed, but a few days ago
however, he gave her a certificate at
her-own request and upon her own
statement that he had married her.
Amj here tho matter rests for the
present. Saugcrtics has divided into
two parlies. Half tho town supports
the statement of the girl and the
other half believes that the young
mau is right. The case is to be tak
en io court, and a whole lot of law
yer$^r?-jgoing to settle the qucst'ron.
The Republican National Commit
Ico-has about dicided to contest some
of the Southern States as the outlook
in the North is not particularly reas
suring. At the recent committee
meeting the Southern mcmbcis were
called upon to report the chances of
success in their respective Slates.
Their replies were Falstafflan in the
extreme. In Alabama the Republi
cans were declared to have much bet
ter cnaucea of success and a much
belter organization than tho Demo
crnls. W. Watkins Ilicks pledged
Florida's electoral ticket to Garfield,
and* promised a Congressman besides.
North Carolina was also declared safo
lor the Republicans. Sam Leo, when
called on, said that the Republicans
were thoroughly organized in South
Carolina, and wilh a little help from
tiic North he could carry the State
by twenty-five thousand majority for
Garfield. Similar promises were
made from all the States. It is to be
presumed that the Northern members
heard lliesc Muchausenisms with dis
gust. If the Southern members had
agreed among themselves to lie about
only one or two States they might
have been believed. But they over
did Ihc business. Tho Republican''
will find their hands full in the North,
and as they failed to carry any South
ern States fairly in, 18711, even with
the aid of machinery and troops, they
will hardly be foolish enough to waste
time on any of them now. , The
South will be Solid,for Hancock.
If Tanner, tho. New York starva
tionisl, Uvea through his forty days,
it seems likely that the lasting maloli
will bo established as a regular Amer
ican amusement. 41c has already re
ceived a challenge from Baltimore for
a contest of fifteen days for $500 a
side, the man who loses the most
llcsh to bo considered beaten.
1 >onon.lh a, shady tree they sat,
II?; held her hand, she hold hin hat,
I hold my breath and lay right Hat; .
They kissed, 1 saw them do it.
lie held that kissing was no crime,
She held her head up every time,
1 lield my peace, wrote this rhyme,
While (hey thought no one knew it.
A Radical procession in Georgetown
on Monday showed the mottoes,
j Martyrs to Freedom?"John Brown
nnd Abraham Lincoln;" "Black
Men Uavo Rights Which White Men
! arc Bound to Respect."
Ilavo faith in an overruling Provi
dence, but plow deep and put a little
manure in the hill.
Gather melons in the dark of the
moon ; particularly if they are your
Cook3 have been very successfully
raised with coal oil, but the process
is demoralizing to tho kitchen.
riant your neighbors' cat early.
One nndnr each fruit tree will help
'your crop and do your neighbor a
good turn besides.
The late variety of young men
(those who keep daughters up until
3 a. m.,)-should be raised rapidly*?
out of the.front door.
liaise boys early?in the morning.
If they don't "raise" easily, a light
dressing of poach tree fertilizer will
help them wonderfully.
Teach your boy to love the farm.
To do this don't scud him out to drop
potatoes, but give him n horse and
carriage and a new whip.
A Michigan widow who jumped off
a load of bay and knocked down n
tramp who made fun of her suubonnct,
had three offers of marriage within a
AY hen you arc plowing new ground
and run into -a slump, dou't swear
about it. Go biro somebody to swear
for you who can do it with more grace
Premium pumpkins should be
weaned early and brought up on the
bottle. Take thorn in the house over
night, or your neighbo? may get them
to the fair ahead of you.
Develop your resources if you have
any, and if 3*011 haven't any, get some.
Don't depend loo much on a bad fence
and your neighbor's pasture field to
bring your cattle through.
Cut His WayTlirongh.
A student named Davis, from up in
tho Cherokee county, graduated tbiB
session at Wake Forest, N. C, Five
years ago be went to that college with
five cents in his pocket?all bis mon
ey. They told him bo bad bettor go
backjbut be vowed he would stay
there nnd live on the wind but what
he would go through. And stick ho
did. lie cut wood about for citizens,
and finally the professors gave him
the contract to cut up llreir winter
wood. Professor Royall was in the
chapel one morning and heard a ter
rible racket out side, like a cannon
touched off, and it was Davis who had
finished all of a pile of wood except
some great knotty slicks that he split
by boring holes and ramming in pow
der, lie cut six hundred and odd
dollars out of wood during his term
and graduated only twenly-lve dol
lars in debt for the whole five years,
lie learned to sing, and taught sing
school in the country during his spare
Saturdays. That made him some
money, lie graduated with honor,
and the subject of his commencement
speech was, "Hew to the line, let tho
chips fall where they may." Ho has
got his axe with hiru, and intends to
lay it in his study and label it: "With
this I cut my way through." I Jo has
already been offered a professorship
of some college. Go it, Davis.?
IieidsviVc, Ar. 6'., Times.
Gains and Losses.
According to present estimate's un
der the census the Southern Stales
will lose thirteen representatives in
Congress and inn}' possibly gain
three?two in Texas and one in
Missouri. The Northern States will
probably lose eight members and
gain c'ghtcen?Ihc gains going to
Wisconsin,.Miiinnaoln, Iowa, Nebras
ka, Kansas, Colorado and California,
Eleven Democratic Slates will prob
ably lose thirteen representatives,
and two Democratic Slates gain three
representatives; four Republican
Stales lose live rcpresenlalive's, and
and seven Republican Stales gain
eighlcen, while three doubtful States
Tub Is'cw York Times is forced to
admit that tho Union is in no danger
in tins canvass. This is a Democrat
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'Horrible Murders .-and Suicide.
At Lyons, New York, Sunday last,
Solomon H. Easterly, a farmer, worth I
between $20,000 and ?30,000, quar
reled with his wife and her mother,
Mrs. Grccr, when he (Easterly) left ?>
the house, and eccuriug an axe re
turned, and on entering the room ?;
where Mrs. Grccr and Iub wife were i.
he at once attacked the former, oli ik
ing her a terrible blow with the axe
on tire head, sinking the blade into
the woman's brain. Mrs. Greer, on
being struck, staggered to a corner of
the room, where she fell and almost
immediately died. Easterly, after,
striking Mrs. Greer, turned to his
horror-stricken wife, before whose
eyes ho had killed her mother, and,
raised the axe, struck her. She dodg- 1
cd the blow, and only a slight wound";
was inflicted. This was followed by '
another blow, with like results. Be^J''
fore he could deal a third blow his -
wifo made her escape from the room
and ran out. Her husband followed
her, and overtook her beneath a tree i
struck her a terrible blow on top of"
the hear as she was running. The U
skull was crushed in and tho woman >
fell to the ground and died in a few
moments. Easterly dropped the aacev ??
and hastening to the barn got out Iiis/
horse and buggy, and, going inJ.clrQ\yS
off. The knowledge of ike double '
murder caused great exc/tomcni at- ?
Lyons, Officers were notified, and ti .
number of persons started in' pcrsnit ?
of tho fleeing murderer. Tho puv
suers failed lo find Easterly, but at ,tt O
later hour discovered his lion;?, aud ? ?
buggy hitched near Hotchkiss's mill, ? I
somo four or five miles distant, and .
on the banks of tho Canandaigna dl
outlet, At an early hour Monday '
morning search discovered Easterly's
clothing lying on the book of tho out?...
let, some distance from the mill;eq^toa
search of the outlet resulted in finding
the dead body of the murderer and .
suicide, he having drowned himself.
More Smoke Than Fife.
The "Independent" movement in
Marlboro County, of which so much
has been written or said, after aUVwc .
areinformcd by a true and disinterest
ed Democrat, is only a fight in tho
Our informant says that. tho lead
ing citizens of Marlboro are sick and
tired of being ruled by rings and they
arc determined to throw off their cor.
The history of the Democratic par-'"I
ty in Marlboro since 1876, our iofor-:
mant 803*8, would not read well ir|!'j
public print?hence this disturbance
in its ranks.
To the end that justice may bo
done, let all the facts come out.-*-? ?
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?The Beaufort Sea Island News is
the only paper in the State which has
hoisted the banner of Garfield and
Arthur for President and Vice-Presi
dent. Prom a statement in its col
umns, the number of Radical clubs in -
tho Stnto is not very large. It says:
"The first Garfield and Arthur club in
this State was organized la9t night in
Beaufort. In onswo'r to a call k
meeting was held in Harrison's Hall ??
and was called to order by T. J. Hey- r
nolds. A committee on permanent,
organization was appointed and re
ported for permanent otlicers, who '
were duly elected: W. J. Whipper
Esq., president; T. J. Reynolds, vice*
president; A. G. Thomas secretary
and Alfred Williams treasurer. A
committee on bydnws and constitu
tion wne appointed who will report 1
next Friday evening."
John Mai.one was killed in Don
ton County, Texas, by Fred. Balletv
ger. The killing grew out of a mis
understanding hot ween the young
men as to which ot thoin was to 09
eovt a Miss Browning from church.
The words Jod to a list fight, result
ing in the whipping of Ballcnger.
Mnione went into the house, where
ho remained until the singing was
over. As he slopped out of the door
Ballanger plunged a knife in his
breast in the region of the heart, fron)
the effects of which Mannte died in
ten minutes. Ballonger, mounting
bis horse rode away nod is sliil at
largo. Both' parties are highly con?
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