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X, O C .A. Tu.
fj. FELDER MEYEK?V' Assistant Editor.
SATURDAY, AUG. 15, 1874.
A Query for the News und
TnE Indictment and Specifications
Did not Cliicf Justice Moses write
the article? which recently appeared in
thf Aej?f'C?td Courier against Chamber
)aL ? P^f1" J*'19 flithor'of the5 fjovor
np)- wrote the first editorial, did he not
return' to Columbia for documents and
then "go back lo Charleston atid finish
up the work fur his-sou ? What will
tho Neuss und Courier get this time '!
820,000tytrfl I ,:, ,Jj .,
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The Wovli of the Convention.
Tho Convention which met here on
Thursday last was oujof c insider ibl c
moment in more than one way. Tint
there aro t,wo factions in this County
now is a fact too patent to be dmied
Under such circumstances a bitter aud
noisy coutcst for the ascendancy in the
Convention might have been cspooled.
We regret to say that otir.cxpiotatious
were realized. Rut our sorrow, at
such a division j] was somewhat smthud
by the independent and manly course
"tolrcTi~hyrtheHoading spirits of the Con
vention. Tho result cannot bi other
than gratUyitig, to the lovers of liberty
and the interests of tho party. It 'vas
fluid by some that our Soui or was du id.
What have his defaoiers to say now ?
The people, by their representatives,
have declared that they will stand by
him, and that they do not bcliove on.
word that has 4)den^ uttered1-against
him. ''Who conquers him will fin 1 a
stubborn foe." On a whole bit J Con
vent ion did well. Tho rulings of chat
itble a d answering Republican, lion
S. L. Duncan, gave eminent satisfac
tion. Thank Heaven there are enough
good sturdy Republicans yet in this
County to keep the party intact
Wo iudulgc the hope, however, tint,
the bad feeling existing between a few
in our party .will soon be furgotten.
Let us all come together, aud wo k for
one common cud. We cannot a fiord to
IM1MIM mum i i
Who is the ring master t Is it Greek?
Who brayed on Monday Inst. ?co F. II.
East week was the hottest wc ever frit.
Oh for an ice house!
Mr. Ji-^jfc? ? ltost announces hinuulf for
Mr* Eronson has fine cotton adjoining his
garden. lie is good for u bale to the acre.
Mojea says if his .quarrels with his ap
pointees' should rip up old stork's he will j
help them with a lie or two addition il.
Moses tvill commission men \yho will
ewcoWo" voto for hini. Will he find fifteen
?J. ? ?
Parties have been cnucassing all the
wee^^fo whiskey . u?cd. Missionary pa
Mr. P. M. Gcucral is a candidate for
School Commissioner. Ho is a young mun
of considerable intelligence and is a hard
- ?? . . .
Mr. Addio Tlansdnle, opposite Mr. Frantz
'Briggmaton, kcrps a nice grocery^ and deals
honostly Vfilh bis customers. Give him a
? Leslie, of Lnnd Commission notoriety?
?Tt?o stayed?iVoy fropS Hfirnwcll until just
tho ethor day, is stumping that County for
The editor of the Lexington Dispatch and
the quill driver of the Abbeville Mttlitim
fere having a quarrel through their respec
tive journahv. ""'A woman is at the bottom
Mr. G. Belltet, kripcr of tho County
Poor House says ho will not give Moses
quarters at that plncc. Thte jailor will take
charge of him nt the Jahuary term of Court.
...-' mi'mi Illicit . - . -
A game of bnso ball was played on Tues
day last fo?tw?ett tho Rvuutp Angels ami
Orange CMubV.~TTtc hitWf won 71 to 15.
There arc two more games to be played be
fore tho chftmnicA?hin,.will be decided.
Vi$ shall always be teady to join in the
prevailing ophii?n,'UiaiJthbl public schools,
".hioli have produced so mnny eminent
characters in Europe, are the best aduptcd
to the genius and constitution of the Ameri
?^??BaaMMWBMBBBWp Willi.i THTfrr
Who is the fighting editor of t?o Free
Citizen? s. ^_rf
if-U| Ii' 51
.V^Seo notice of r^umptioq < of Miss
Evans* jj^Junry S|ljpol on Tuesday,
Hou. .T. B. Campboll is spoken of as the
probable Republican candidate for Cover
?o ? nVhoSs $ Ir^i'^ Sentinel.
lie is of $80,000 anil tho Rank of the
State famo. ? 'ifas' Brunsou never hcurJ
of him before?
The Hon. W II llecdiah, of Era nob
T"l f JffT T I
villo, and Mr. Jus, Van Tassel, of our
Tov?n, desorvc.great prafs el or the faith
ful aud impartial manner in Vfl)ich they
performed their orduou3 duties as Sec
r. tutics of tho lute County Convcntim J
IT. I\ Cooke.* F.sq'., is''iudiguant ut the
manner in which .Indus Iscnriot Moses
treated him. His Excollency, he says, has
forgotten tho commoitast rules of otiqubtte.
Cooke says he turned his back long ago
upon thecommaud, "Thou shall not steal.*'
The democrats have carried North Caro
lina. Several counties that hadn't gone
democratic for fourteen years voted against
republicanism squarely. Let this tench Re
publicans here u lesson. It wont do to be
wrangling in tho party lilwaya. ?
Editorial notices have become so common
that people do not pay much attention to
them 11113' more, but we shall, nevertheless,
give that staunch obi firm, J. McNamara'
this passing Squib. It ishjust tli ^ store at
which to obtain good ti\ticles in nil lines ut
fair prices. And the best of it is. you will
be dealt with hone.tlv. Give Me. a rail.
The Chariest* n Ecus and Courier is
evidently a Moses organ. Two years ugo
that paper, so rumor hud it, got ten
thousand dollars, from our "Robbar Gover
nor" to support him. Wonder how much
it was pnid three weeks ago? It is good
for the Democrats that they have at last
unot her paper published in Charleston now.
The Sim, ?o believe, has some stability
Mr. James Cahi.ou Sr., an oi l and m ich
esteemed citizen of this town left on a deer
hunt the first of this week and arrive I home
yesterday with Ih? first oho loo ofn. very fine
dear killed hy him on the morning of that
day near Orc.it Branch. We hope he will
be as successful in every other mi lertaking
in life as in the. deer hunt. This being the
first deer Mr. Cannon ever killed the buys,
ns is usual among deer hunters, put him
through their regular iuiation o? such occa
The best kind of a salesman for these (lull
times is tin advertisement i a iiewspapor.
It never tires in its labors, and never shirks
its duty ; it talks to customers when they
are in the best mood to bo favorably im
pressed. It has access, to the merchants,
I the scholar, the artist, the mechanic and
the farmer. It goes unquestioned into the
most private and sacred of retreats. The
lawyer listens to it while working up his
cage; tho doctor dives into it when not di
vining disease; the ladies have it in their
laps while leisurely lolling in their boudoirs
It is present in thousand* of places ut the
same moment. i
The hostess of this universally popular
house has prepared and put up over four
hundred pounds of preserves for table use,
besides a large quantity of sweet pickles,
sauces, torrstto cutsup, brandy peaches, and
other things which will stand the tu>t of
taste. .No wonder ;Mi\s; ilfroney is popular
with her boarders w hen she takes so much
pnins to please them. It is not saying too
much to declare, that no unv but a disap
pointed old bachelor, or an old maid wh o
has passed'tho nioridian of life would find
fault with her (aide. Of course they won't
be satisfied in Heaven. Verbam tut tapiente.
COMING homh to roost?
a few years ago, Harriet Beeehcr Stowe,
the sister of the Rev. Henry Ward Ueechcr.
deemed it her duty to resurrect from tho
nltpos": fo?/gotteu past, the scandals against
the immortal poet, Lord Byron,gr wing out
of hi j relations with bis wifo. She even
went to the length of charging him with the
crime c f incest with his sister. The book
was a most shameful one, and by its nature
incapable of doing any good. Retribution
hasuoine. Her brother is in a much Worse
position than Lord llyrou ever was. None
^of Ifyron's 1 iuiTons"TrcISfs~dpTh~^such solid
evidence as tbut of Lccchcr with Mrs. Til
ton. The Puritan, who went out of her
(*|y JJ^9$,l'J,4? ^l'CHtMt ol B,l8Msb wfflta is
now iiftB an opportunity for defence in her
dwti household. There is a law of recom
pense or retribution, of which Mrs. Stowe
is now fully nwaro. Tho wife of her broth
er is another Lord Byron In injury, and as
such will descend to history.
ENTHUSIASTIC MBB TING IN TUB
COURTHOUSE SQUARE ON
SPEECHES IS V SOLICITOR RUTTZ,
SENATOR ANDREWS, R. DUN- .
CAN, GEOIiGE DOLI]'EU
On Wcdoo sduy last a huge and en
thusiastic crowd, at tho head of which
was tlic indefatigable John 11 Phillips
nnd a lively baud of music, marched
into the Court House Square and halted
in front ol a Bland which had been
erected for the occasion. Alter three
rousing cheers Suiator Andrews was
unanimously elected Chairman, and A.
T. Cain Secretary.
Senator Andrews didn't propose to
make a speech, hut said after the Con
vention was over thcr? woiil 1 be a large
barbecue, at which I hope to address
you more fully with others who will ap ?
prise you of oui situation. He was not
ashamed to tell his record as Senator,
and would. Senator Andrews took his
scat here. On motion Solicitor IJutlz
was culled for. He was introduced
amidst applause that, made the very air
SOLICITOR EUTT/.'s SAID IN SUB
AY hen he arrived here this morning
he did not know anything of a public
meeting of this character. Uut as the
County Convention was coming olf to
morrow, aud it being his Circuit, he
thought he would come up and lend his
influence towards electing good and
honort men to the State Convention.
He thanked his many friends in this
County for the eonlideucj they seemed
to have in him, an 1 hoped that he had
so conducted himself as to win their
respect. When they elected h:m if
they thought that he would not prose
cute n republican as quick as a demo
erat, they wore mistaken; he hud acted
in a manner to win the sancti m o!" his
own conscience, and believed that his
record met with the approval of his
friends. He had always been a llepub
lieuu, but meant to bay to day that it
would be impossible for the Kepubliean
party of this State to maintain its pros
tigoabroad, retain its power aud patron
age at ho uc, without rjfor'aiug. Mm
placed in office must do their duty hon
estly and faithfully. They must not ex
pect more than thcirsalury au J tho legit
imate ft c* of their positions. If they w.iut
more, let iheut stay at home There
are plenty of modest men in o tr party
who will accept utlieo for what it hon
estly pays- The oilice holder that
commits wrong, wrougs*you und I and
the party. If you elect a mm
Cover nor who is not satisfied with
8J.500 a year, and he takes more i n or
der that hi- cupidity may be g ratitiod, he
robs that which belongs to you, to mc
aud to the democrat*. Therefore it is
our duty to east aside such men nnJ
take up ethers, and uever dispair until
we got the right ones. Dishonest, moo
who have halclnrg; of tin Sta e, wil 1
get up today au .1 pretch reform
with us much complacency aulappa
rent honesty of poi'poso, as an an
gel. If he, Solicitor Ljuttz, did
wrong, he was willing to admit it. At
the last elcciinu the party elevated a
man to-the position of Govornor, who
promised that he would do right. You
all know P. J. .Moses, Jr., (;i thousand
voices?To our sorrow.) Well he had
control ol this Stale for four years be
fore he was elected Governor, lie was
Speaker of the House lor that time, a
position which gave him a tremendous
and dangerous power, if badly used.
Hu appointed all the uhuiriueu of the
various com mil tecs of the House,
formed all its purls, through which he
had the power to make or unmake laws.
It waB F. J. Moses. Jr., who passed tho
law which authorized Scott und Parker
to iesue bonds. Hu did it because he
had used one million dollars of the
people's money in issuing pay north
cates to enriuh himself. They issuud
mx .millions of bonds upon which
they raised only one million dollars.
And what did they do with the money '!
Why, divided it between themselves
instead tof paying the needy hold
era of pay certi acute*. And thou
at tnvlast Legislature he went to work
und bad the bonds of his own begetting,
repudiated. What kind of honesty do
I you call that'/ He promised in the
lusL campaign that if you would elect
him .Gbvcruor, he would so conduct
himselfOirf t.o bring credit upou the
party. When he was ouec installed ho
made it convenient to forgot his pledges
aud went to work aud invalidated bouds
upon ?vhich money was borrowed for his
behoof and beuellt. Now what shall wo
du with him
School Commissioner McKiulay?
Repudiate hini. (Cheers.)
I agree 'with my friend. Itcpudiato
him: that'? .tho word* Moses did
wrong to justice, cqujty and tho \ people
when he caused the issue of fraudulent
paper to the amount of six millions,
of dollars. And yet ho wants you to
trust him one > mo e. The devil t?te
the cheek of such a tnun. I think that
tho bouds in question ought never to
havo beon issued, and the people ought
to sec to it that they are licVjr r aid
Moses has not been satisfied with his
salary of ?3,500, for I k ow to a cer
tainty that ho received SO,000 from this
County, and it. is said 812,000 from
another County Treasurer and 83,000
from a third County Treasurer. Those
who were able, had to go to work and
make up these amounts from their
private purses, or run the risk of going
to the Penitentiary. Altogether it is
estimated that Moses got about xinty
thousand dollars from the various
Treasurers of this State ! Do not
therefore, place a man oayjur Litgi.1
lativo ticket who will n )t bejbr jh i n 1
so)cmn)y pledge bis influence to th s
passage of a bill that will mako your
Auditors, Treasurers and Jus i;os ol
the Peace elective. The Coustitutiou
provides for this, but the first Legisla
ture being green, the Governor induced
that body to enact a 1 ;w Living him
tho power to appoint these offi :er<. If
Humbert had been elected, when Moses
sent for him :tud asked him lor u loan
of six thousand dollars, be could have
defied Iiis I xeollency without any f?ar
of being removed. Wnen 1 came up
hero to the last Court, I found that
.Moses wanted Humbert to plead guilty,
go to the Penitentiary, and say nothing
of him, and he would be pardon :d. I
said no. If one goe-;, the other must
follow. Was I not right? (u .'es, yes,"
from the audience.)
T was three years in the Union army
anddil my b^jst. Why''' Bociusu I
believ'-d that I was iu the right, an 1 I
do not want the support of the rog uos
of any party; but have tried S) t> d j
menn myself a* to merit the rospoet of
One word now as to our National
affairs. There are eight white men in
this Union to one black in in, mil I
v?can to say (hut the ooo Can't fight
against the eight. The Republic.! u
party fought through the lust war suc
cessfully- a Republican Congress gave
you tho right to vote and hold office,
and yet to day they have heard so many
bad rumors about you, that they are
almost inclined to turn their bicks on
yuu. Grant and Co.igrcss say they
will shake you off if you don't du bet
1 remember when t was a boy to ha ve
read in the back part of a spelling buk
Q)f an old inui finding a naughty b >y up
one of his npplt trees The old gentle
man being kind hearted first cudeivor
cd to coax the lad to come down ; he
would no'; the next pursuasion u?c 1 w is
turfTa of grass, tho youth laughol at
hi.u. "Well," sai l the old man, "I
will try now what virtue there is in
stones." Suiting lii.s actions to his
words, he pelted away at the boy with
Stones, one or two of which brought
him down in a hurry. S > with Presi
dent Grant and Congress. They have
tried to coax you, they h ivcscnt United
Slates troops here to protect y iu, and
still you have disregard id their a lvi.:e .
Now the List Congrcs:; became a little
vexed ut this, and resolve 1 to try a litt lc
turf onyouj they passed a ,1 r.v prohibit
iug any one from sitting up-in a jury in
the United States Courts who cannot,
read and write; and if this docs not m ik e
you do bettor, they will Cime the stones
on you. If you were to turn the State
over to the Democrats, in my opinion,
there would be 110 use for your c'.iildr en
to learn how to read and write. Presi
dent Grant, therefore, sitd to your
Congressman "go back home to South
Carolina and work for reform.
General Klliott, who may have his
equal, but not his superior, in point of
intellect and cloqucuco, in that grand ar
ray of tallcnt, the Congress of tho raited
States, has become so thoroughly did
satisfied with tho conduct of somo of the
office holders that ho has concluded to
give up his seat in Congress, a position
which pn\s him live thousand dollars a
year, for one of sis hundred dollars
iu order to remain with us tho next two
ycar.-> for the purpose of contributing
his great influence to tho interest of
reform and good government. Was
thero ever a man who showed such doep
conci.ru for the interest of hid people,
such great aud patriotic disiut crested
ness iu tho wcdlurc Of his Slate? Rut
General Klliott feels that your i utero?' s?
aro his iuti -osts, your hopes his hopos,
thatyour destiny is inscpcrably entwined
with his, uud he is therefore, willing to
forego money, honors?all for the bene
fit of his blinded race iu South Carj
liua. All hou?r to such a ma?. (Three
cheers were given for Elliott.)
General EHi?tt was President of the
Convention that helped'to, elect Moses.
Will ho help him now ? ("No, ho" from
Then to-morrow elect men to your
State Convention who will not support
Moses. If they go and deceive you,
and sell their votes, mark them so as
they will n.*ver be forgotten. Leave
your local light out. This Convention
Ii jib nothing to do with your County
The democrats would like "to have
.Moses re elected because they think he
will sink the party, and thus give the
control of the State to them.
]'resident Grant says uulesswedis
burse taxes honestly he. wou't, should
tho tax payers refuse to pay them, aid
us to co lectthem. As Solicitor when
I bcc democrats robbed, I will stand by
them in upholding their rights as firm
ly as T would to any other set of men,
for I believe the majority of them are
just a% willing to see a republican in
office, provided ho conducts himsell
properly, as any other. It is only the
office >cckors among them who raise a
hue and cry.
And now fellow-citizens, Grant lids
said that he will withdraw the army
from our midst if we do not do better.
What will become of us i;i such an
event? When every Northern mau
leaves the State, and the soldiers
leave, where will you go ? Remember
that the army is made up of Northern
men ami take these from your midst,
and you will have no further use for
a i ntty organization .
I waut the republican party to remain
intact. I believe that no colored man
will do his white fellow citizen a wilful
iujury, and that it has on'y been through
the bad advice of dishonest leaders
that the colored people have made any
In conclusion my friends, I will say
that 1 have looked over the whole Gold
carefully. Mr. Chainborlain was not
originally my chuico, but of those run ?
uing,(he is the beat man. If he should
bo eleetel tho Feder?! Government will
help him. For that reason, to morrow
whet: you elect delegates, instruct them
to vi tc for Chamberlain. (Three
I thank you for the patient hearing
you have given me, nnd assuro you that
you shall never have cause to regret
the confidence you have placed in mc
as your Solicitor, for I trust that I may
livo to increase your respect f jr me. If
an honest and faithful discharge of
duty can keep you my friends, I cher
ish no fear of ever having an enemy in
One of the speakers following Mr.
Ruttz took occasion to pitch into Mr.
Chamberlain somewhat after the style
of the Charleston Daily NcW3& Courier
which brought Senntor Andrews to tho
Staad iu reply. His ire being arous
c 1 he made it hot for tho opposition
On concluding his speech three bully
cheers were given for the Hon. 1). II.
Chamberlain, and amidst tho greatest
cuthusinsm the meeting adjourued.
The fouiitj Convention.
The Convention mot at 12 M. pursu
ant to the call of the County Chairman
for the purpose of electing delegates to
the State and Congressional Conven
Senator Andrews presided tempora
ri'y. On motion of Mr. J. P- Mays a
Committee of nine was appointed on
Credentials. The Chair announced as
the Committee Messrs. .1 P Mays, Jas
Van Tassel, It R Duncan, Shcdraek
Morgan, A C Williams, Addison Ilaines
Levi Summers Hollin Moss an 1 Capt
The Committee retired about 2 o'clock
P. M. and did not report uutil 7 in the
evening. While they were out, the
?. onveution was entertained by speeches
from various gentlemen .
On motion of Mr F It MoKinlay
newspaper reporters woro invited to
the stand, and n Committee nppointod
to escort the Hons. A J Hausier and C
W Ruttz in tho Convention.
The Convention was permanently or
ganized by electing Hon. Samuel L.
Duncan President, and \V H Reedish,
Esq., and County Auditor Van Tassel
Secretaries. Then tho roal work of the
Those elected to tho Stato Conven
Hon T C Andrews.
Mit It It Duncan.
Sheriff E I Cain,
MhC W CaldWele.
The Congressional dologates are :
S L Duncan.
Rev E Green.
John II PniLLipg.
The Convention adjourned Friday
morning just before sun rise. Rosolu
tions were introduced thanking the
Chairman had Sccetaries for their pa
tient a?d courteous services to the Con
-!-?mrmm>~. dl ' -
At the close of the Convention the
following resolutions were introduced,
which were pussod except that part
which endorses Mr. Hausier for re elco
tion. The Convention refused to bind
the delegates to vote for hny partSc?.
Resolved, We the Republican Party
of Oraugeburg 'County, in Convention,
assembled do hereby, heartily end?rse
the Hon. A. J. Ransafr for re-election
to Congress, believing that he hits dono
his duty to the colored people of the
whole Country and to tho Republican
Party in this kState since its organixa
tion, and that ^in this we also indorse
C W. Buttz Esq.. as a faithful and iu
Mr. P>yas intreduced gthe following
Resolved, That the thanks of this
Convention bo tendered to the Hon. 8
L Duucan for tho able and impartial
manner in which !he has presided over
this Convention, also to the Secretaries
Hon. W H Rccdish and Jos. Vaa
Mr. John Dix announces himself for
re election. He has discharged hit
duty faithfully and honestly, and if the
people should support. him again the
interest of the people will suffer no de
triment in his hands.
OrricK or TBK Oranoeocro News,
August 14th 187*.
COTTON?Sales during the week 23
bales. We quote :
Ordinarv, to Oood Ordinary,... 11<?$12T
Low Middling. 13J<$
Rovaiii Rice.$1.50 per oushel
Conx.$1.15 por bushel.
Cow Peas.- 90 to 1.10 p*r bushel
Pixur.us. 1.15 per bushel.
Mr. Editor:?You will please a?nounco
the Rev. THOMAS PHILLIPS a Candidate
for School Commissioner for the netl term,
subject to the action )f the nominating
August 1st, 1874.
FOR THE LEGISLATURE
Mr. Editor:?Please announce Capt., 0.
J. JAMISON, of the Fork, a Candidate for
tho next Legislature, at the Gomnig election
For the Lcgistattir e
Mr. Editor :?Please announce Judge B.
G. FREDICK, of the Fork, a Candidate for
the Legislature at the coming election and
Valuable Plantation for
Containing 220 acres moro or less, 100
ncrcs in cultivation, balance in valuable
pine timber, good dwelling house with
rooms, nil necessary outbuildings, splendid
bairn, stables an I good ontbulldinga for
laborers. In fact everything belonging to
a well improved Plantation. Situated 22
miles East of Orangoburg C. IL, and 7
miles from Piukney's lauding on Santeo
For terms apply to J. P. BULL Cokosbery
Abbervillo County S. C, or to Mr. W. C.
HULL, living uoartbc place, who will show
it to any ono desiring to purchase.
?ug S 1871 2t
Notice of Dismissal.
Notice is hereby given to all concerned
that on the 27th day of August, 1874, I will
File my final account as Guardian of Elloa
ora L. Rents and Alice T. Rentz in tho Pro
hate Court of Orangeburg Ceunty and will
Petition for my final disoha. ge.
JOHN C. HARVEY,
july 25?It Guardian.
Has a FRESH SUPPLY of TURNIP and
CABBAGE SEEDS for Fall planting.
All Seeds warranted.
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JUST IN AT
J. Wallace Cannons
LIQUORS, CIGARS, TOBACCO,
CANNED GOODS, CA?DIKS,
AU of the above goods are offered at
PRICES to suit tho present tight times,
jau 81 1874
J. FELDER MEYERS,
OFFICE COURT HOUSE SQUARE,
as ill give prompt attention to all business
entrusted to him. mar 20?tf