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Ofiloial Paper of the State and
.{of 9rangcburg County.
Volume Nine.
* Pt.dh ?
?JuThw 'i* tho third issuo of volume
^hte of t tho 'Oranoehurq Nf/vs. It
^?n?Wft>o bur endeavor to mnko the pre
**fint' volume interesting and instructive
' f&'tnV public. Preparations aro now on
i ~S|?LJo enlarge the News, win :h will
rtJ^Pfr^^^^o give our readers nl larger
amount ofV^l)g nin?i^^\VV) shall
nt all times watch the iutereSW^f t'll(J
?liCoB?ty, and keep our readers s^^wl
on all matters of a public uaturo. >? e"
'^"??'fciil! b'cepcnk tho continuance of that
*'npau,onngo which tho people of this
^ County hnvo so liberally held out to the
; An Important Decision.
nab ?Miwu*
- ' ; (j I i :
The Supremo Court recently decided
. ^ i; ^mtnnt point in regard to the ope
ration of tho lien law, which thoso en
' gaged iu agricultural pursuits will find
interesting. ? The person giviug the lien
^Srafa" indebted ' for a mule, and gavo a
lien upon his crop for tho payment of
' tho debt, without any advances in
money or goods being made to him
f-JXJfe^Suprerae Court held, that in no
t;I.*o -enn ? a mule bo considered an "ad
vanced i to be'"expended" upon the soil
which produces'^ tbHgrop, ns is the true
Intent and nieanioHof t?sfatuto to
''Secure advances foE agricultural pur
p?*es. The labors dip mulepiiglb vtyy
properly bp considercc? a nex*esBf,ry f/up
^jdj j the production of a crop; but a
Ammlo, iinstend of', being worn ojjt and |
^^^HBBHHfclcss Tn producing aci^ 1
?may 06 in much better coudition and
It i*
'more Valuable after the crop is made
thai) before. Upon these grounds, the
Supreme Court declared that the lien
t-l,?:.-?}0?? ?.?)???.o '< .v '?
,fi|leB, ,*GS voidaud of no effect. It is
more than probable that liens of this
character have been given recently, and
frlNicail attention now to this decision,
tin order that none may bo surprised at
The'end ol the year, when an attempt is
made to enforce tho lien.
-fi |j \f ? !
r' '? ;< Where KcstB the Blame?
r ^The report of tho Joint Special Com.
,}pittcc appointed by the Legislature to
?e ?invettigato tho funding of the bonds,
under the Act known as the Consolida
tion Act, is a very grave paper. It is
a question merely of fact. If the facts
itttt.r^f . ... , .
are) an this report states them to bo, it
t;ou!d seem a matter of great impor
tance to the public interest that some
^cognizance of them should bo taken by
' the Legislature. The report states that
$978,500 of the 82,473,*S4.93, funded
in bounds under this Act, hnvc been
declared, by the unanimous vote of the
CcJiato, improperly funded. Is that so '{
Id the xtport true in this particular, und
Sf touey is there no way to save tho
people from an unjust debt of ncr.rly
91,000,000? And who is responsible
r fos the funding of these doubtful bouds ?
The report shows that a largo amount
coupons, which have matured and been
paid, and ought to havo been canceled
sre nbo funded, and declares it to be a
fmud .oti the Flute. It fcpecifies the
class, value and dates of these coupons,
attd points out four classes maturing
nztd paid at four several dates, all oi
which have been funded, and which
Amount to tho sum oi 8154,021. This
Ja n large sum for tbo State to pay
rice?N^mo of thoso have not only
:n paid.but paid in gold. Arc these
leiits or- .Ms oomtnitteo truo or
^aod uporr*^iora docH the rcspon
Jail 1 The e^pimittco say dis
with very frylo courtesy,
sponsib?ity rest;, on the
Findmg that my inoriasiug dutios as
teacher und surveyor demand my undl
vided nttentiou, 1 feel called upon to
rosigu my position in tho Times with
this issue.
In my editorial coutrol of tho paper
I have endeavored, in my feeble way,
to advance those principles of puro and
liberal doinocracy, which, in tho lan
guagc of Jofl'ersen, mean, "equal and
exact justice to all men, of whatever
st ato or persuasion.'
As to the present popularity of these
views I have never given auy serious,
concoruj being thoroughly satisfied with
their souudness and ultimate triumph.
Of course, after this issue, I will havn
no influence iu the conduct of the pa
per, but I can at least iudulgo tho hope
that the chair which I now vacato may
be moro worthily filled.
The above appeared in the last issue
of the Times. W e regret Mr. Mclli
champ's sevcranco from the editorial
fraternity. Our rolatious with him in
^^^JjRuoction have always been pleas
aut, anuT&-rtra\.Ja^_a.^-i,0pe that his
successor, whoever ho maj*"?T A..-'l.m "
tinuc to make the Times a paper for the
people* We wish for Mr. Melliohatnp
success as surveyor and teaoher.
Iu tho matter of Curdoza it seems to
be generally understood now that both
houses will adopt an address to the Gov
ernor demanding the romoval of the
treasurer, under Article VII, Sectiou
2, of the State Constitution, which is as
"For any wilful neglect of duty, or
any other rcasouablo cause, which shall
oot bo sufficient ground of impeach
ment, the Goveruor sh . 11 remove any
executivo or judicial officer on thu ad
dross of two thirds of each Hqu.sc of
theGcaeral Assembly : Providett, That
tho cause or causes for which said re
moval may bo required, shall be stated
at length in such address, and entered
on tho jouruuls of eaoh House : And
provided further, That the officer intend
to bo removed shall be notified of such
and n
als of each Hot
This address on
thirds majori!)' of the
and the only thing that
treasurer is that the Conservatives v
solidly agaiust the addicts, aud this is
not probable, as the Conservatives seem
divided in opinion.
The Ch'cat .Scandal.
Wo have seldom smirched our col
umns with the proceedings of the Court
in the Uccchcr case.
But the testimony on the Tilton side
within tho past few days has been of so
decisive aud startling a nature we would
not be justified iu withholding lor mor
al and merely sentimental rcasous a
synopsis of tho revelations made. First
there was the evidenco of the nurse
Cary, then that of Mrs. Tilton's broth
er, aud last that of Mrs. Moulton, wife
of "Tho Mutual Friend." Tho first two
related what they saw, and their veraci
ty must be impeached successfully by
the great Plymouth preacher, if ho
stands. The last witness tolls all she
knows of the foul business, gained chief
ly through interviews with Boechcr and
Mrs. Tilton. Her story of ?ecehor's
confession, remorse aud despair is a
fearful piece of information, which if
not shown to be false, will damn tho do
fondant in tho great trial to infamy and
The case of Tilton Irom first to last
has been managed with signal and mas
terly ability. The defence likewise has
been brilliantly and laboriously oonduc
ted by the great lawyer IOvorts and bis
Apart from the legal aspects ol the
case us it stands trembling, wd im.y say,
on the verge of a decision which may
nevertheless bo postpouod some weeks,
still, and aside from the affair viewed
as a gigantic New York sensation, w'iat
must bo the avenge sentiment of the
intelligent and disinterested public '.'
Never >v:i8 there prolluudor disgust, a
disgust amounting to Imuscu. Kverybe
dy wduld bo rid of (lie i'earful social
nightmare. Everybody cries, 'Hold
enough," and yet tbo
liserable stull1 are measured out to us
with releutlos3i precist
ogal doses ol' the
}u uud dolibora
lion. Due thiug is a ^pareqt?tlio pois
onous draughts carry < their own anti
dote- Tho sickened public damns the
whole .ict, their faU|j morality their
mock religion, their beastly living and
their atrocious and long drawn out per
juries, quite a? much jas it derides their
curious friendships, Itheir 'tripartite
ooveuiuts,' their tears of contrition their
Judas kissing and gonofal attitudinizing
A bad lot, one and alL Wo are thank
fill that 'hey must pr;seiitly burst o!
their own rottenness iiild disappear from
the waters they Invc coir trptod l y their
fetid and burdensome pnsonee?dead,
putrid fish gotton out tf tho way not a
moment too so oh.
Attorney ' General jlclton, in his
report to the prescht (Micral Assembly .
spoaking oxf h is dutiei and (hose ol
Solicitors, sayYs.
"Of late years, lit lias become com
uiou to charge the j^torucy General
uud the Solicitors wijh dereliction o1
du'.y, because of their otoission to prose
cuto offenders against 'tho law; and it
has come to be regardediis part of their
duty to dis3barge the! offices of tho
detective and prosecutor, as well as
I those of the prosccjfiiiig ?ttoruey.
Whether this is due to ij.nora ,cj, or to
the political malignityj ol those who
know better, is a tu.Utewif/iudilfeveuuu
?the result is the. N iw aud
then, the State's A;:onv*^- ha eoiisen
ted to be so employed, hit never, so far
as niy reading goes, cxccfit for purposes
pro. t it tit ton
to this offijo
of oppression and ufticij
On the contrary, it btilonJ
io stand between the prosecutor on the
one hand, aud the offeudeT on the other,
consulting alone the deiAtids of justice
ami the interests of soemy. It would
bo the same principle iuviud. if not in
degree, to require it oft the J udge to
institute the proceeding ?ion which ho
shall subsequently pass ifttu^ij. >r nt
to prose tul
1 iipon to t ry
iifii ses in ? 'i-.'
irin/ nf oaC'
, a id nubias ? I
!i of which
l.vr. h tlie p ?s I
|iy hot be out
to tin; follow
' last annual
Solicitors, to
prosecutor; indeed,^
[o duty of the
the ircuit
positi.i i of
a position is
inconsistent with the oBiee. Nor are
they called upon to discharge the offices
of the detective. The Slalo is their
client, and, as other elicits do, should
furnish to h r counsel the aids without
which the advocate is always at dis
advantage. The Solicitor is expected
to contend with the b?r without the
opportunity of preparation, in many
eases without kuowlelg- if th parties
involve?, and with nothing of assistance
except the mere recital >f the offense
contniued in the warrant of the Trial
Justice, always imperfectly and often
times erroneously expressed. In the
administration of justice this has always
been a serious impediment, and, ospeei
all in cases whore tho c-ubjeet of t!u>
crime cannot take the position of prose
cutor, amounts practically ito a denial of
justice. It is the du'y of tin good
citizen to' inform crime in his coin
inanity, and to actively 00-oporatC with
the officers of tho law , in bringiut}
offenders to punishmeut. Out it is an
ungrateful duty, and it* is a wise pro
verb that 'what's everybody's business
i.s nobody's business.' To provide in
some sort againt this'm ledimont, th ?
duties of pttblio prosecutor might well
he devolved upon 0:1.! wf the (Jouuty
officers?the Coroner, pe? 111 s s more
properly than tiny othor-r?w'10 diould
he reijuiied to inquire int.) an I present
all ?ffoiiiOJ against the law], aud at each
term id' the Court attend upon and
nrsist the prosecuting attorney It was
this office, fearlossly aud wull p.irfonn 11
j by the Committee of Seventy, which in
New York Oil) nviilodlto expose the
crimes of the Turn many Hing and,
powerful and delimit nsj they were. t.>
bring the leaders to i'itil au 1 eon
vietioti. 1
The tncs .ire j tittiii ;^>.it. Now's
the time to make love.
Tho Marion ?.'<(/, sneaking of|
Treasurer Cardoza says :
"Wo hope to hear no more of "Chad
bands" from tho News anil Courier or
from any other source, until this matter
is thoroughly sifted audjustioo meted
out to tho offenders whoever they are.
Why should many obscure officials we
could name, be iu the oeuitentiary or in
jail for official misconduct iu ?ho matter
i I u few thousand dollars, and this huge
swindle of near a million, if not q uitc,
go unrebuked because the offender is
State Treasurer? This is not our plat
form in lighting for an honest govcro
moot, and wo trust that our Logisla
turo, Consarvativos, Independents and
Regulars, will allow no co isiderotiou to
deter them from the performance of an
honest duty to an oppr03sed, cheated
and suffering people."
?lohn Jones, .'?t?te treasurer of the
state of Georgia, has been invited to ro
sign his cilice by r. committee of the leg
islaturc, which has had a thorough ox
animation of his books- and p ipers, and
lind him totally incompetent to manage
the financial affairs of the state, lie
has paid $155,000 of bonds already
paid, and bis accounts otherwise stand
iu an ugly shape.? Greenville Neioe.
Jones is a Georgia Democrat. Th is
should be some consolation to Cardoza
who appears to be in tho same bad box.
Anybody can write about tho weither
ft requires no originality to discuss it.
? (iri i nvi(le A? tcs.
That's the reason our Greenville
neighbor likes to ??discuss" th : subjo Jfc 1
tvr.TT> ? - ? -C5
Mr. John Meioncy has gone t?. build
ing ugnin in Camdcu.
Ccnfeimial of tin- Gcniutii
Bfusilicr Company.
'flic German Fusiliors of Charleston,
South Carolina, will celebrate their
Centennial Anniversary on the third ol
May 187?, with ceremonies appropriate
to so interesting an occasion.
In 1775. one hundred years ago, and
bolt re the Ceclara ion of Lndcpondanoe,
tho German citizens of Charleston
rallied to tho stau lud of Amcric.iu
jjrty. Thoy organized a ci rj>s for
war for freedom and rendered sign il
.?"'.vice in the establishment of sdf
government. Their rcoord i.i the
Llcvolutiunury struggle is a matter of
history. '1 heir services during tint
memorable contest, under General
Lincoln of the Continental army, and
at the sieges of Savannah and Charles
t 11 and on Other battle fields are proud
testimonials of their patrotisiu and de
votiuu. Tiny sealed their devotion to
that cause with the blond and iives of
many of their numbers.
In 8112 the German Fusiliers were
again called upon to assist in the de
lenco of tin: oonst, and in 183(>, when
the bloody tomahawk ol thesemiuole
drenched the plains uf Florida with the
blo"d of its people, and the cry for
succor was again wafted to tho shores
ol* Carolina, the Gorman Fusiliers,
animated by the -pirit of'7(5, volun
tiered their services and aide 1 iu re
deeming their sister Stale from the
ruthless hand of the i-avago.
The company has through all the
vicissitudes and trials of the past ecu
tury preserved its organization, and is
now believed to be the ol le-t military
organization i:i the United States.
As early a; 1792 they attachod to
their military feature, 11 society for tho
support of their indigent widows,
orphans an 1 destitute members. In
ibis noble cause of eh'i rity, i hoy have
expended largo sums from their own
private resources; these have been
shattered by the calamities of the war.
This will be, as is believed, tho first
military centennial celebration, iu those
United State. The 1-'usiliers desire to
crown this centennial, not oily by giv
ing interest and significance to the oc
casion, but also by placing upon a por
manenl basis, a fund for the relief of
the widows and orphans of their dooots
cd members; these objects would indeed
be tit and grateful memorial:*, of this
historic occasion. They therefore ap
peal with confidence to their fellow citi
Zens throughout the broad expanse of
ibis Union, whose liberties, now enjoy
cd, they helped to achieve. Whatever
donations may be given for these pur.
posis will be gratefully acknowledged,
il Gkiihth, Jno. Klinck,
I 1> M?llmann, (> K Wieters,
DA Av.>iK, K Von Santen,
W.m. KnOUELOCII, Jit., G lit ecke,
C Hkuiujssk) C 1' Plenoe,
A >i. NKK, D M i' 1.1.Kit,
C II II i llcs, K I'osentual.
Special Committee on Ccntcuuial.
Phceni x!
Has arisen from theflames, an d 1
? . . .." 3 y
takes pleasure in announcing to his |
he is in his NEW and LARGE
STORE at his OLD STAND ready
to serve ONE anjft ALL as in daay
Thanking a kind Public for their
Liberal Patronage before the Fie
would ask a continuance of the same
with the assurance on my part of
keeping UP MY STOCK to its OLB
Standard and REPUTATION,
. J. Wallace Cannon,
fcb . ?7. oe

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