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J\ FELDER MEYERS, Assistant Edi tor,
SATURDAY, lW?. ,
The carts are at work ?pcu the streets
Good fffourSfayor/ ^
Our thanks arc due tho Tims? for ex
Iha Enfj rets i.fChina has committed
A neighbor enjoyed tho Panorama
whioh "went it" over Elliott's Hall.
Our County Treasurer is giving un i
Tho bill to. mako County Auditors
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and Treasurers: elective has been indeli
vT o urn il if 5? 4 5* ?I "ju
Tho Temperance Society meets every
Monday night iu tho basement of the
On Tuesday night tho rain fairly
poured down. What does the clork of
the weather mean ?
Branchville has improved wonderful
ly within tho past two years. Her
merchants seem to be wide-awake:?.
Mi W.A. Meroney contemplates build
ing a fine rcsidenca, on Broughton
Street near where his hotel lormerly
Mr G W Baxter will ruu the Bubs
hereafter. It will start from Hurley's
corner every day.
Mr Mcntzel can turn out plows in a
double quick time, and indeed any other
sort of WoYk^in the' blacksmith lino.
Mr Kirk Robinson is not wholly dis
couraged, as his new building will show.
Wo wish him success.
Thero hasbecu a general falling olT of
litigation amongst our colored people io
this county, sjuee Gov. ChanA>- ?''?* ?'
.ippoititnx'nt of Trial Justices.
It is rumored that Mr. D. Louis con
templates erecting a row of briek hull
oilips i.n Russel Street. This wmild
l.ou ?reut improvement to the burnt
It is thought that the party lino
?will be more closely drawn in tho cam
paign of 1876j than at any previous
time. This rctiop will in our opinion,
depend very much upon the conduct of
the cou8ervatives iu the meantime.
Gov. Chaniterlaiu's course receives
the almost universal approval of the press
throughout the'county, and especially
of the leading Republicans of this State
He is teeaeious, and having once made
up his mind for good cannot be
OV&R THE RAIL ROAD?
Game is plentiful and the sportsmen
active and export. One of them, on Wed
nssday last, killed a blackbird in one
shot, and immediately after brought
kdown a sparrow flying, using only two
jarrels ofvhis gnn.
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On Monday last tho Hon W H Reed
rish was re-olected Mayor of Branchville.
The following wardens wore elected: J R
fnmilton, Dr M S Grcssett, John W Fui
rey aud Dr W L Reeves, for tho eusuing
year. W P Murphy was elected solici
tor for the Town Council.
A NEW FIRM?
Messrs Sistruuk k Riser hnvo opened
a Btoro in the building kuowu as the
Beltersou House, situated in tho rear of
Bull, Scovillo & Piko's. They will kocp
constantly on hand a good supply of
dry Igoods, groceries, tobacco, shoes &C.
Wo adviso tho public to give thorn a
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HORSE STEALING*-?*' *
Oa the 29th of last month ono Rich
?rd Wilson, colored, said to bo n mem
ber oi a gang of horse thieves, who ply
between this plaoo and Augusta, stole
aline hovr.c from J L Wnuuamnker,
resident of Jamisons. Mr Wannaina
her heard of a horse answering to the
description of his being iu tho possession
of a colored man, ucar Baiuburg in
Bnrnwoll County. Ho at onoo prooo ed
cc\ to that place, and.sure ouough found'
hift auimal aud the thief. f^Hp brough t
Wilsou to this place, and delivered him !
to Trial Justice J Folder Meyers. On j
last Thursday a preliminary examina
tion was held, which resulted in Wilson
bciug committed to jail to await his trial
at the May term of the Court. Wc are
glad thct Mr Waonatuakcr recovered
JOHN T. GREEN.?
This distinguished citizen, lately tho
candidate of the Conservative Party for
the Gubernatorial chair of- this State,
died at his residence iu Sumtcr, ou^Wed
nesday tbo 27th ult.,' after a long aud
o , Si',, f f *1 ab b I " %
A man out West who married a wid
ow ban invented a device to cure hor of
"eternally" praisiug her former hus
band. Whenever sho begins to descant
on bis Sioblo qualities, this ingenious
No 2 merley says: "Poor dear man !
How I wish he had not died !"
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Look out.l A speoial agent of tho ,
postoffice- department left Washington
on Wednesday night of this week, to in
spect all tho post offices in the South
whero the letter-carrier By stem exists.
Wo havo been iuforrued by County
Auditor VanTassel, that an extcntion
of taxes has boon made to the 21st,
of this mouth, February. Wc would
advise tho tax-payers to be "up and
about" before that time. That will be
tho last day ofgra'co", we are pretty sure.
Thnt enterprising citizen and mcr
chaut of Orungcburg, Mat Albrecht,
will soon be in statu quo again. His
uew btors presents an air ^t business,
and Mut is determined.^o make it a
place o! business.
The lion. Thompson II- Cook, Judge
of the Eighth Judicial Circuit, was in
Town on Monday last, aud was the guest
of Senator Andrews. The Judge appear
cd to be in good health au 1 thoroughl ,
hopeful of the future sueeess of the lie
publie in party undorathc measures of
reform brought about by the new admin
We have been informed by the Rev
Thos. Phillips, School Commissioner,
that his office will bo opcu the first
Monday in each month for the exainina
ttou of those who desire to teach in the
free commou schools of this County, aud
that Thursdays, and Fridays, will be the
office days for teachers. ~
Ex-(!oy. Vance, in a recent leeture
11 . t ? i > i. f* j% ? ' A ? t a.
delivered iu Columbia, said among oth -
er things "that the Yankees were very
much sharper in driving a bargii n
than the Jews, and that this Wa3 the
reason so few of them lived iu Boston :
that there were not tcu Israelites in
that city." Wo dou't believe any such
thing. If there is a sharper hum in
"criter" in this world than a real keo n
"Israelite/' we should like to lind ihm."
Tho house and senate on Tuesday
last passed resolutions, which, if fully
answored, will throw some* light upon
the vexed questions of pay certificates.
\Vo suggest that the state treasurer be
requested to furnish a record of all
claims presented to him fur payment,
with his reasons for declining. There
would be some tntoresting reading in
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CO UN TV TREASURER LI VINGSTON?
Disircs us to ttato that after tho 21st
inst., executions will bo issued against
doliuqucnts. It will bo well lor tax
payers to make a note of this. County
Treasurer Livingston makos n faithful
aud efficient offioor, aud in conjunction
with tho Auditor, has done ail ho could
to havo the time for the payment of tax ?
es oxtonded to tho latest possiblo day.
But officers Iiuto their duty to porform,
aud Mr. Livingston will have to proceed
again.it delinquents uftor tho 21st.
A good way to feed corn stalks 'is |o
cut thcui fino and mix with finely cilt
straw in tho proportion of two thirdU
and one third straw. A largo mask
may bo cut and stored ?without danger
of heating, and tho straw will bo rather
improved by it The feed is rclishoi
by horses, cattlo, and shcop, aud if moo *
aud bran is sprinkled on it noarly the
whole will be calcn.
An iudus'.rious citizen, who lives uot^
over a thousand miles from towu, arose!
a few mornings ago, while the festive;
lark was snorning, aud with a tin buck j
et under his arm went to tho barn toi
milk the family cow. It was dark and)
rainy, and iu fumbling about for old j
Hrindle, he got into the wrong pew, an d
began to manipulate tho oiT mule of his
wagon team. Ho cun'i remember now
which, side of the roof ho weut out at.
but bi.s recollection of alighting on tho
picket fence is very vivid. lie expects
tiie bucket down in a few days.
A merchant once thought he had
hit a great idea, and was doing a good
thing by going around to get all the
merchants in his town to give up adver
tising and stop simultaneously. uThcu,"
said he,"we will all be on a fair and
even basis and save ourselves a heavy
expense.'' Hut one wise old merchant
nipped this enterprise in the bud. "L t
us then," said he, .'give up our signs,
our store windows our stock, stores and
all?that will make us all the. more even
Hut will it be better ? No! I would
rather he uneven and do more business
and more advertising than you dare
if It../. GEO. YOSE?
lias a genuine spirit of outorprisc
and energy abaut him. He has always
received the praise of his customers fcr
keeping a model grocery store. They
will now be delighted to le.ru that Mr
Vosc is pre pared to accommodate them
I svu larger ^??Mpi^*l|B^lj*
goods, hoots, shoes, crockery; et.', ..re un
surpassed iu quality and prices, llisstore
presents a front of striking beauty, il
having been receutly repainted. We
bespeak fur Mr Vosc a fair share of our
County's patronage. Iiis reputation fur
square and honest dealing should com
mend him to those iu ivaut of uuuJ bar
hold on to voum money?
Mr. John Danner the right hand
coadjutor of that indefatigable mer
chant, Mr. Ceo. H. Coraclson, left this
place on Wednesday of the present
week, for the city uf New Vork, where
he designs purchasing a stock such as
the people of this County have never
seen before. Mr. Cornclson's n ew .-tore
is an immense affair, and it is presumed
that it will be lillod Irom end to end
Won't that be a delightful thing for I i
many customers t lie is just the man
to keep things moving in Orangcburg,
and although recently burnt out has ! uot
forgotten tho printer. Mr. Danner
ays ,^bose who have money must "bold
ou to it" uutil he gois back. Null' sed.
The Kantist Sunday School?
( hristmiw Tree, at the Jiiap
The Christmas Tree at tho Baptist
Church ou Thursday night last was ona
of the prettiest things of the kin d wc
ever saw. This treat was to have been
given to the ohildren belonging to the
Baptist Sunday School on Christmas
night, but in consequence of sickness
andj various other hindcranccs was
postponed. Tho teachers and friends
of the School howevor with a prai o
worthy zeal, determined that tho event
should transpire at the earliest convou
icut time; so the night of tho 4th inst.,
was fixed upon, and the hearts of
teachers, scholars, friends and others
were made to beat with a livelier pulse
of anticipated pleasure, neural hin.1.
The tree was superbly arranged, and
gladdened the heart of many none. Tho
supper at tho Engine Hall could not
have been surpassed.
Without making any invidious dis
tinctions, wo are requested to return the
thanks of. tho Supeutcndcut and
Teachers to Mr. aud Mrs. Kirk Robin
son lor the use of their Organ; to Mrs.
Daniel Bobinson, Miss Fuauio Cannon
and Willie Robinson for valuable
assistance rendered on the occasion,
and to the Hall Committee for the use
of their Rail.
The* Sunday School is Iii a thriving
condition, and next Christmas we hope
to eoo another tiflnir of the kind which,
will ever surpass that of Thursday
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We regret to announce that II. U.
Sin css Esq., an old and highly esteemed
Citizon of Orangeburg, who has been
largely connected with all of the varied
interests of the, Town, tuet some time
since with a most unfortunate accident
and an untimely end?a "watery
\ The details art! as follows : Mr. S.
.starting' from the roads leading from
? the country into Town, near the 11. II.,
/walked down the leaward side of the
retinal (otherwise called R?ssel St.,)
yscoking a Ibiding place to enable'him
yto cross to windward, or hoping to find
5-totne bateau to "ferry" him across.
Upon arriving near the Court House
Square, and finding no fording place or
cjouvoyancc, Mr. S. with his character
il-tie impetuosity and go ahead itivincss
Uli vesting himself of all cncumlir.iriees
I avid determined to .cross at all .hazards,
plunged into the dark and turbid mud
ajnd water of the canal (otherwise called
RjUSScl St.,) and boldly waded out three
f v et in to the angry stream, sinking inch
by inch as be progressed. Seeing his
situation many of his friends on the
1-sLward sido urged his return butasomo
of**, I duty urged him on and moving four
fecit and a ball further into the canal
(otherwise called It. S.,) he found* him
sulf completely submerged in the silent,
stolgnant ^waters of the canal (otherwise
e>*icd_ R Sv) nothing .otAAtii he'ttvr
visible except from his ancles up?in
this hopeless condition he piteously
culled aloud for relief?crowds gather
ed from cither side of tho canal (other
wise called 11. S.) Mr. S. being well
and favorably known to ail?everyone
iu the neighborhood and the surround
ing country, hastened to his assistanci
? hastcued at once, some came riding
Oxuu, some didn't?sumo rode Mules,
tome Horses - but all tame to save Mr
S. hut "how to do it" was a connuudrura
no one could solve?so leaving Mr. S.
up to his ancles, and suffocating in the
slimey-uiudd) waters of the canal
(otherwise called R. S..) they retired to
consult. Finally aft er mouths of most
intelligent and Liberal dibata and
thought they unaniiuously ngroal to
build a bridge across this trcaohcr ous
stagnant eaual (otherwise called IL S..)
and so as they bridged the cart al ?
(otherwise Sec.,) to rcseuo Mr. S. from
his perilous position which he hil oc
cupied for such along?long?weary
time. The plan was at once put into
operation, the crossing progressed and
in the oour.se ol time reached Mr. S.
(still stuck in the mud), but, "alas for
human hopes" as connected with canals,
(otherwise called R. S.) Business was
At a meeting of tho I, Y. A. Eire
Engine Company the following reso
lutions were adopted:
WllKRKAS, It hath pleased the VImighty
iu His wisdom and iuscrutiblc direction to re
move from among us our old associate, a tried
friend and veteran fireman ; and where.au, his
death has caused a heavy fall of gloom and
regrets upon us ns a body, and upon the
community in which he ao long moved as a
useful citizen, and especially upon a stricken
family: and, whereas, wo always reeoguize
the hand that doth not err in any provi
dence however dark; and foe! and how sub
missively to the decree which each of us in
turn must obey, *
y.v it rcsotval, That in the sudden death of
Mr. Joseph McNamara wc are reminded of
that short lease we hohl on time's a flairs
'?swifter than a weaver's shuttle."
Resolved, That this community has been
deprived of a useful citizen, an honest neigh
bor and a kindly friend.
Resolved, That our company has lost an
earnest co-worker and a true comrade.
That a page in our minute book be inscribed
to Iiis memory, and a copy of these resolu
tions he sent to his family.
ViV.Wmt, That the usual badge of mourn
ing be worn by our members for the next
(C. I). KORTJOTIK,
F.. S. IlunnRLii,
W. !?:. MoM R'HAKI.,
OrangeKvurj;, 8. 0., February 3, 1870.
County Commissioner's Office,
oitANGEBURa, S. 0., Sept. 5th 1875
Pursuant to Sec. 27 of an Act '?Defining Hie .Turmd iction and < utios of COUNTY
COMMISSIONERS," approved September 20tb, 1808, and all Acta An endatory thereto,
the CLAIMS against the County of Orangeburg, AUDITED by the Boardof County Com
missioners, showing the Expenditures, and for wait purpjjei, frjui Hiv. lit 187 J to NjT.
1st 187 I, arc hereby published :
A Fischer, Agt
M I Drowning
K 1 Cain
Paul Go van
1 C Whitinioro
F 11 Johnson
J Felder Meyers
I C Whiteuiore
John 11 Phillips
John II Phillips
C H Green
A C Dukoi
E 1 Cain
Trial Justice fund
Road and bridje fund
Trial Justice fund
? Contingent fund
[Continued next Week.]
3 >2 00
AI loir fit
30 30 g
IF YOU WANT
Dry Goods, Groceries, Tobacco, Shoes, &c,
HEAR IN MIND that it may bo greatly to YOUR INTERE3T to exam
iuc the Stock of _ ^
SISTRUNK & RISER, ?
Huforo purchasing elscwhero.
Thoy are to be found in the NEW STORE in rear nf Messrs. BULL,
SCOVILL it PIKE, and will be glad at all times to sec thoir frionds and the
leb G 1S75 25
T hog 'cave to informs the 01 TIZENS of* this County that I havo on hand
and will constantly keecp a FULL SUPPLY of
HEAVY GROCERIES, LIQUORS. WINES,
TOHACCOS & SEGARS
Besides I have FITTED CP tho Small Balding, ono door above my Store,
lor the purpose ol Supplying this market with EVERY
DELICACY OF THE SEASON, 1
Such as Fish, Oysters, Cheese, Fruit, Canned Goods, Sto. Come up ye lovers of
GOODS THINGS and see what a variety of tho above articles I keep.
AUGUTU3 FISCHER, Grocer.
ow is the
Notwithstanding the GREAT FlllEandtho LOSSES mot with, I hareonhand an<3
will Constantly keep a FULL SUPPLY of
CHOICE FAMILY GROCERIES,
And the BEST CHEWING TOBACCO and FIVE CENT SEGAR ia
tho town, besides other flue Brands, with many other useful artiolos .
Please call and EXAMINE for yourselves
L. RANSDALE, Broughton Street.
1875 18 lj
ciiA-rtLETOdSr s. o.
THE VERY REST FFRTILIZEBS for COTTON, CORV WHEAT. TURNIPS AMD
other Oops, proparcd under tho Spooial Supervision of tho Company's Ciiamiit MR. ST.
JULIAN RAVEN EL,
SOLUBLE GUANO. Cash $50, Timo (Nov. 1st), $55.
ACID PHOSPHATE, Cash $33, Time (Nov. 1st), $88.
We offer a very Liberal Discount on tho abovo Rates for Cash Salos, prepaid.
Address E. C. WILLIAMS, Treasurer, Key Box 486.
WILHAMS, BLACK & WILLIAMS, Agents, No. 3 South. Atlantic Wharfc
SOLE AGENT at ORANGBBURG, So. Ca.
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