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?Ofiloial Paper of the State and
,{0rQrnjiiKebura; County.
m*ruje orange burg news has
A larger .circulation than
QnJ OTjIeR paper fN the, coun
Volume Nine.
ft tv . di: '*?* '
?^?^fa^irf'tho third issue oftaolume
?d^fcitlb of ;:th> -OBANGEBUito NF.jvs. It
'?SaW'ttooVr endeavor to mak? the pre
''?nl' volume interesting and instrfictivo
public. Preparatious aro op v ou
. ^fiafltvto enlarge the News, wliish will
nrf PPF^3|^^o give our readers al larger
amount ofV^Dg rWi^fr^Wfc shall
, ofc all times watch the intere8lHR)r the
;County, and keep our readers iL^m
on all matters of a public nuturo:>> o"
! - Poepenk tho continuance of that
?rpair6nago which the people of this
^County have so liberally held ouc to the
, An Imnortnnt Decision.
u*l> H?Ttiu". t i " - Pi
qh| ;i 1 t tttii
The Supremo Court recently decided
^fu^imjftrtaut point in regard to the ope
ration of the lien law, which those en
gaged "in agricultural pursuits will find
' "Jutevcstiog.???'The person giving the lien
1%afa-?lrideHijjd 'ior d mule, and gave a
'lien upon his crop for the payment of
lm debt, vuthout any" advances in
it Htm ?uV-n?: ,!!:? ; . ? ? '
money or -goods bciag made to him
^^e^Supromo Court held, that ip no
rlPfiffP ffi1* ."a mule be considered an "ad
Tance'': to be "expended"" upon tho soil
-which produces^ tliBR-op, as is tho truo
"latent and meahltflof tffijstatuto to
advances" fog agricultural pur
"panes. The labors on mulcmiigW veapy
^|operly be considered* a uevcsBury t/up
jpty Jarthe production of a crop; but a
?^ffialo.linstead of! being worn out and |
^i^RHHHHHTl"es s To producing acwB
(may b6 in much better condition and'
were valuable aftor tho crop is made
mil" before. Upon these grounds, the
Supreme Court declared that the lion
j^gfin,1 'Void and of no .effect. It is
more than probable that liens of this
character have been given recently, aud
*frt'ieau attention now to this decision,
tin ? order that nono may be surprised at
'fhe*end of the year, when an attempt is
made to enforce tho Hon.
ei ^'Whereltests the Blame?
fciomJ, '. ;
jjr^|The report of tho Joint Special Com
j-pjttce appointed by tho Legislature to
^investigate tho funding of the bonds,
under the Act known as the Consolida
tion Act, is a very grave paper. It is
ca fejoetrtion merely elf fact. If the facts
?re aa ?bis report states them to bo, it
Trould . seem a mutter of great impor
tance to the publio interest that some
^cpgnizanco c,f them should bo taken by
the Legislature. The report Htates that
-?$9T8,?0? of the 82,473,384.93, Tundcd
in boundo under this Aot, have been
declared, by the unanimous vote of the
???ic, improperly :unuea. is tnatso r
Is'the rrport true in this particular, and
If trae,^ Is there no way to save the
people -from aq unjust debt of oocrly
91,000,000? And who ib responsible
r the- fuqdiog of these doubtful bonds '(
Tho report shows that a largo amount
" of corisons, which havo matured and been
paidj,and ought to hare been canceled
ore aleo funded, aud dcclures it to bo a
.^aj^von, tiho ?jate. It specifics the
claai, valuo and dates of theso coupons,
an'3 points out four classes maturing
add paid at four several dates, all of
which havo been funded, aud which
k^|?unt ,to tho ?um of $154,021. This
\b \ largo sum for tho Stato to pay
ricaN^me of those havo not only
:n pairj.hu?. paid in gold. Aro these
leiits oh^Miis committeo truo or
^and npotr^bmm docs tho rcspon
rail f Tho e-wimittco say dis
with very lYjtlo courtesy,
sponsibility resti oa the
Findmg that my inorjasiug duties ub
teacher aud surveyor demand my undl
vidod attention, I fool called upon to
resign my position in tho Times with
this issue.
In my editorial control of tho paper |
I have eudcavorcd, in my feotdo way,
to advanco thoso principles of puro and
liberal domocracy, which, in tho lan
guago of Jefferson, mean, "equal and
exact justice to all men, of whatever
st ?to or persuasion.'
As to the present popularity of these
views I have never givon any serious,
concern) being thoroughly satisfied with
their souudnes3 and ultimato triumph.
Of course, after this issue, E will have
no influence in the conduct of tho pa
per, but I can at least iudulgo tho hope
that the chair which I now vaeato may
bo moro worthily filled.
The abovo appoaro-' in tho last issue
of tho Times'. We -egret Mr. Moll't
champ's Bcvcranco from the editorial
fraternity. Our relations with him in
'^I^Hjnoction have always been pleas
aut, anu^^-i^^^p^xs^-hope that his
successor, whoever ho niaj**!*; ah r*
tinuo to make the Times a paper for the
people* We wish for Mr. Mcllichamp
success as surveyor and tcaeher.
In tho matter of Oardoza it seems to
be gouerally understood now that both
houses will adopt an address to the Gov
ernor domnnding the removal of the
treasurer, under Article VII, Section
2, of the State Constitution, which is as
follows :
"For auy wilful neglect of duty, or
any other rcasounblo cause, which shall
bot bo sufficient ground of impeach
mcnt, the Governor sh ? 11 remove any
oxecutivo or judicial officer on tho ad
dross of two thirds of each House of
the General Assembly : Provided, That
tho cause or causes for which suidro
moval may bo required, shall be stated
at length in such address,und entered
on tho journals of oaoh House : And
provided further, That the officer intend
to be removed shall be notified of such
and nays'
als of each IIo
This address only'
thirds majority of the
and the only thing that
treasurer is that the Conservatives
solidly agaiust the ndd i ess, and this is
uot probable, as tho Conservatives seem
divided in opiniou.
The Great Seumlul.
Wo have scldeni smirched our col
umus with the proceedings of tho Court
iu the IScccher case.
But the testimony on tho Tilton side
within tho past few days has been of so
decisive aud startling a nature we would
not be justified in withholding for mor
al and merely scutimcntal rcasous a
synopsis of tho revelations made. First
thoro was the ovidenoo 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
Htands. The last witness tolls all she
knows of the foul business, gained chiof
ly through interviews with Kccchcr and
Mrs. Tilton. Her story of Uecchor's
confession, remorse and despair is a
fearful piece of information, whish if
uot shown to bo false, will damn tho do
fondant in the great trial to infamy aud
Tho case of Tiltcn from first to last
has been mannged with signal and mat
terly ability. The defence likewise has
been brilliantly and laboriously conduc
ted by the groat lawyer E\uris and his
Apart from the legal aspects ol the
case as it stands trembling, we may say,
on the verge of a decision which may
nevertheless bo postponed sumo wooks,
still, and aside from tho affair viewed
us a gigantic New York sensation, w iat
must bo the average suutimout of the
intelligent aud disinterested public'(
Never was there; profound** disgust, a
disgust amounting f, fiausod. Everybo
dy W'ju'id bo rid of tjie fearful social
uightuiare. Everybody cries, 'Hold
enough," and yet tho flogul doses ol" tho
miserable stuflj.?o me" tsured out to us
with relentless':p'eeisi-iii and delibera
tion. One thing is a >pare?t?tho pois
0110?8 draughts carry ' their own anti
dote- Tho sickened riublio damns the
whole fct, their f'als? morality their
mock rclig/on,-thoir beastly living and
their atruciousjnnd lofig drawn out per
juries, quite a? much jas it derides their
curious friendships, ithcir 'tripartite
covenants,' their tears i\f contrition their
Judas kissing npd gouo'al attitudinizing
A bnd lot, one and rill.) Wo arc thank
ful that they must presently burst of
their own rottenness it fid disappear from
tho waters thoy llnvc cnir irptod by their
fetid and burdensome prcsonee?dead,
putrid fish gottcjn out cf tho way not a
moment too so pp..
Attornoy ' Ocficral jlulton, in his
report to the present Gvijioral :) ssembly ,
^speaking (Vf his duties and those of
Solicitors, sayV^
"Of late years, lit nas become com
iinoii to charge the j^toruey General
aud tho Solicitors with dereliction o'
du'..y, because of their omission to prose
cuto offenders against Uhc law: aud it
has come to be rcgardcdjxs part of their
duty to discharge thd offices of the
detective and prosecutes:, as well as
those of the prosoc?:iug attorney.
Whether this is due to iinora .ce, or to
the political mali.'oity) of those who
know better, is a raattewu/indirTeronee
?the result Is the. sim?. Now and
then, the State's AMoinp?' lias oonseti
ted to be so employed, bj t never, so far
as my reading goes, exc: it lor purposes
of oppression and olliei il prostitution
On the contrary, it b.ilonj s to this >:lijo
to fcland between the pre Jecutor on the
one hand, and the o Ifen der on the other,
consulting alone the deuAnds ol justice
and the interests of soc^y. It. would
bo the same principle iutcind, if not in
degree, to require it ofithe .Judge to
iustitutc the proceeding ?ion which he
shall ^subsequently passift^g^;'^ "r ??!
>. to prosecute
i Upon to try
offi !CH ill ?'!?!
ilring of eac'
atid nnbiased
all of whioh
wit h the p is i
|iy not be out
to the follow
last annual
Solicitors, to
prosecutor; indeed
inconsistent with tho
they called upon to discha
of the detective. The
client, and, as other cite:
furnish to h r counsel the
which the advocate is
o duty of the
the ircuit
position of
i position is
iteo. Nor are
; the olfiees
&latn is their
its do; should
uids without
always at dig
>n. in many
?f tlK parties
?advantage. The Solicitor is expected
to contend with the ba[r without the
opportunity of preparuti
cases without knowledge
involved,and with nothing)of tissistauc
except tho mere recital pf tho offense
contniuod in the warrant of the Trial
Justice, always imperfectly and often
times erroneously ex proved. In tho
administration of justice this has always
been a serious impediment, andj espooi
all in cases where the vubjeet of the
crime cannot take the position of proso
cutor, amounts practically ltd a denial of
justice. It is tlto du'y of tin good
citizen to inform crime in bis com
munity, aud touctively op-operate with
tho officers of tho law , in bringing
offenders to punishment. Hut it is an
ungrateful duty, and it is a wise pro j
Verb that 'what's everybody's business
is nobody's business.' To provide in
some sort ngaint this imbodiuiont, the
duties of j)tii)lic prosecutor might well
be devolved upon omi of the County
officers?the Coroner, porha,8 more
properly than uuy otlior-j?who should
be required to inquire into an 1 present
all offens03 iignitist the law], and at each
term of the Court attend upon and
tiEsifct tho prosecuting attorney. It was
thisolfico, fearlessly and wjjll parformo I
by the Committee of Seventy, which in
New York City nviilod'to exposo the
crimes of the Tummaiiy Hing and,
powerful and defiant asI they were, to
bring the leaders to tfiul and con
The trees .iro put tin
tho time to make love.
Tho Marion Mar, t'pcaking of
Treasuror Curdoza Bays :
"Wo hopo to hear do moiJ of "Chad
bauds'' from tho News and Courier or
from any other source, until this matter
is thoroughly sifted audjustioo meted
out to tho offenders whoever they aro.
Why should many obscuro officials wo
could name, be iu tho oeuitentiary or in
jail for official misconduct iu tho mattor
of a few thousand dollars, and this hugo
swindle of near a million, if not quite,
go unrabuked because tho off . ruler is
State Treasurer? This is uot our plat
form in fighting fur an honest govern
moot, aud wo trust that our Lcgisla
turc, Conservatives, Independents sad
Regulars, will allow no co isiderotiou to
deter them from tho performance of an
honest duty to an oppressed, cheated
and suffering people."
?-i warn ??! ? ? ? <???m ?
.lohn Jones, state treasurer of the
state of Georgia, has been invited to ro
sign his ctlieo by n committee of tha leg
islaturc, which has b id a thorough ox
animation of his books- and pipers, and
find him totally incompetent to manage
i the financial affairs of the state. Ho
has paid ?155,000 of bonds already
paid, and Iiis accounts otherwise stand
in an ugly shape.? (JrccnviUe Netoe.
Jones is a Georgia Democrat. Th is
should be some consolation to Cardoza
who appears to bo in tho same bad box.
?i??. - ? '--j
Anybody can write about tho weather
It requires no originality to discuss it.
? (!r> < ii viHc A'f ids.
That's the reason our Greenville
neighbor likes to "discuss" the subject ?
? ??? ? mg .tu- ? ? - <-ir?j?- ? ?
Mr. John Mcioncy has gouc tc build
ing agnin iu Cnmdcn.
- ?v . -> .
Centennial of the Gcriuan
Fusilier Company.
The German Fusiliors of Charleston,
South Carolina, will celebrate their
Centennial Anniversary on the third ul
May 1875, with ceremonies appropriate
to so interesting an occasion.
In 1775. one hundred years ago, and
bofi re the Dcclarai ion of tndependanoe',
tho German citizens of Charleston
rail ed to tho standard of American
Lj^n/ty. They organized o c< rps for
war for freedom and rendered signal
service in tho establishment of self
government. Their record i.i the
Itcvolutionlii'y strudle is a matter of I
history. 1 heir services during (hat I
memorable contest, under t5euer.il j
Lineohi of the Continental army, and J
at tho sieges of Savannah and Charles
ti n aud on other battle fields are proud
testimonials of their patrotisui and do
J votiou. The}' sealed their devotion to
that cause with the blood and lives of
many of their numbers.
In SI 12 the German Fusiliers wore
again called upon to assist in the de
fence of tho coast, and in 183t!, when
the bloody tomahawk ol tho scminole
drenched tho plains of Florida with the
blood of its people, and the cry for
succor was again wafted to the shores
of Carolina, the German Fusiliers,
animated by the spirit of'70, voluti
tecred their services and aided iu re
deeming tin ir sister State from the
?uthless hand of the savago.
The company has through all the
vicissitudes and trials of the past ecu
ttiry preserved its organization, and is
now believed to bo the oldest military
organization in the United Slates.
As oarjy as 17'J2 they attache! to
their military feature, a society for the
support of their indigent widows,
orphans an 1 destitute members. In
this noble cause of-ch'i rity, they have
expended huge sums from their own
private resources; these havo boon
shattered by the calamities of the war.
This will be, as is believed, tho first
military centennial celebration, in those
Uuited State. The Fusiliers desire to
crown this centennial, not o ily by giv
ing interest and significance to tho oc
casion, but also by placing upon a per
nlomcut basis, a fund for the relief of
the widow.-, and orphans of their deoo is
cd members; these objects would indeed
be lit aud gratof'ul moinorialj, of this
historic occasion. They therefore ap
peal with confidence to their fellow citi
/.' ns throughout the broad cxpanso of
this Union, whose liberties, now enjoy
cd, they helped to achieve. Whatever
donations may be givoh for these pur.
poses will bo gratefully acknowledged,
ii Gerdts, Jno. Klinck,
11 llOliLMANN, O F WlF.TKRS,
D A Am me, F Von Santen,
Wm. Knoiielooii, Jit., G 111 ecke,
C JtKllltirssK, C C 1'l.enue,
A M r.NiCK, D MuidiER,
C 11 Ilil.tiRN, li UoSENTtlAL.
Special Committee on Centennial.
Has arisen from theflames, an d
takes pleasure in announcing to his |
, ? ? ? ? W&?MM( ? /? ' '/)
he is in his NEW and LARGE
STORE at his OLD STAND ready
to serve ONE a
: B
T TA TTAT* Q ?T?/l ?D? Tffe'R A fWft
?A^VVA'JWj N^?-SVJ??.?^K5j iUi^UVUU;
Thanking a kind Public for their
Liberal Patronage before the Fir
would ask a continuance of the same
with the assurance on my part of
keeping UP MY STOCK to its OLD
Standard and REPUTATION,
. J. "Wallace Cannon,

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