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ISSUED EVEIIY SATURDAY MOUKIKO 11Y THE OK A NO IUI Ul to MEWS COM l'AN Y. UEO. UOLlVKKj Business Manager. J. FGii?E? MEYERS, Editor. Terms ol Subscription. One Copy one Year..$2 00 " " Six Mouths. 1 00 Rates of Advertising. Otic Square 1st Insertion.?>1 f>0 Each Subsequent " . 1 00 Notices inserted in Local Column at 20c jnt Line. All Subscriptions and Transient Advertise ments to be paid fur in Advance. JLV=3?'- No. Iiecipts for Subscription or Adver tisements arc Valid unless Signed by Jhmncss Manager. ESS?" We are in no way responsible for the views or opinions of our Correspond tots. Z7? SATURp&Yi JUNE 16; 187?. Special. We are in receipt of several letters, Boiuc of them from well known names in this county, complaiuing of the action of the Democratic County Executive Committee, which wo decline to publish for the reason that their appearauco would do no good and miglft accomplish harm. Tho couuty was too poor to call a County Convention, and wo think, under all the circumstances, that tho Executive Committee did the best they could. "We havo every respect for the views of our correspondents, but the Democracy is on loo fair a road to future prosperity to have fire-brands thrust into its midst just now. Adjournment of Ihe Legislature. After a prolonged session this body adjourned sine die on Saturday morning last, at half-past 12 o'clock. The work accomplished was not so much considering the length of the session. Bills to incorporate chur ches, cross-roads, and a thousand oth er minor things of no interest in the world to the tax-payers, consumed two-thirds of * its time, And then it was composed of so many young men who desired to air their elo quence, men afflicted with the very worst form of cacocthcs loquendi, that it was impossible for Gov. Hampton to get the General Assembly of ?South_ _Cmtmiiis far, q lang-' time" down to business. It is not the men who air themselves the most in the Legislature that do tho most good. Among the most important things accomplished was the passage of the tax bill, wjijcb is light compared to to former times; the electiou of Gcn'l. J. 15. Kcrshaw to succeed R. B. Car penter, he of the "eagle eye;" the im peachment b)' the House of Judge Wright; a bill compelling the Judges to interchange circuits; the fence law; the appointment of committees to in vestigate the indebtedness of the ?Slate, and >thc corruptions of former Legislatures;.to sit during the recess at ?? per day ; a long list of local bills, and bills to repeal former acts. These about constitute the sum aud substance of the work donoby our re form Legislature. Each member got $000 and went home happy. In a future issue we shall discuss more fully the work of the session. -m-? mm - Hon. Sam'l Dibble, just elected to the Legislature from Orangeburg, was the first and only graduate of AVofford College', ?Spartanburg, S. O, at the first Commencement twenty three years ago.?Ncwbcry Herald. Woflbrd College should bo proud then of this intelligent Representa tive of our County. Without half the work performed in the last gener al election Capt. Dibble paved the way to future successes by his recent triumph. The hydra-head of Radi calism has had the life mashed out of it, and will *ncYor again'run riot in this County...A]ready Dibblo has earned a naih'e throughout the State for in tell igenccy sagacity and honor; but we predict for him u brighter 'fume in the ncalr'fh tur6i ? :' \ dllions ot dollars damage done tu tuo.uiopsiu the West j by the floods. The War in the East. Wc now have the full and explicit disavowal on tho part of Russia of any intention of annexation as a re sult with her contest with Turkey. All that is sc ugh t by Czar is tho protection of the Christian sub jects of tho Porte, nud guarautees as thall ensure its pormnuence. This of itself would be sufficient to prevent the interference of any civi lized Province until tho progress of the campaign contradicts theirpro fes sions. Other proviuces should hold off, and Russia should not be mado to confine her attacks to ^consequen tial points. Why should not Russia proceed against Egypt, a province of the Government with which is at war, or occupy Constantinople, the Capito 1 of 111 at Government? It would seem reasonable to un prejudiced minds, and is clear to to those which are informed, that a nation at war with another has the right to attack her enemy anywhere the blow will be felt, and not disturb tho interests of other nations, and it is particularly absurd to such a case the vulnerable points shall bo left untouched and that aggression shall be directed only against unimportant objects. To hold thus would be to assume that the condition of war is a blessing, and that its struggles should be prolonged by every possi ble means, for if it is not. to be brought to a speedy close by deci sive action where practicable, such would be the result. It is in tho interest of ihe world at large that Russia shall compel the concessions she seeks in her own behalf and thaf of civilization, by the most direct and expeditious means in her power. If, therefore, the taking and occupation of Coustantinoplc would accomplish the end most promptly, instead of be ing restrained from such a course by the protests of neutrals, she should be urged and aided thereto by their united action, to the cud that the turbulence and terrors of war may be closed aud the blessings of peace supervene. Hence it is not strange that in her rep^U^-iba-^eiiUh pSjfT" tion, while free and outspoken on all points involved, even in respect of the exemption of Egypt, Russia- is silent as to any proposed occupancy of the Sultan's "throne city. I Mrs. Chambcrlniu says, Daniel has tired of public notoriety aud will now devote himself to his profession and live for me and tho children.? Exchange. Is it possible, Mrs. C. that after Chnmbcrlniu's many parades of your name before Republican conventions; after repeatedly tcalling you the dear est object on earth to him; after pro claiming over and over again that it was your charms which kept him from \ being the biggeBt rascal in the world?we say, after saying all these things (which were very disgusting to the public,) is it possible that he has just now commenced to "live ior me and the children ?" The hypocrite. The Supremo Court on Thursday last a week ago decided that Judge Reed was elected for four years from January 1875, instead of to fill the unexpircd torm of Judge Graham. So we shall hear no more of "Judge Whippcr." That is certain. Wright has been impeached and his trial will not transpire before this winter, South Carolina is thus left without n black judge. Ex-Lieut. Gov. Glcav es has been appointed a Trial Justice by Gov. Hampton. How the mighty have fallen! The case of Solicitor Buttz is now before tho Supremo Court, and he was ordered to file his answer yes terday. No Opium 1 No Morphia or other dangerous drug in contained in Dr. Buiis s Baby byrup, for the relief of Colic, Teething, etc. l'ricc 2.r) cents' "My Dear Josephus.'1 "Puffing and Crashing"?Woodruff v?. the Charleston News?Pay for Pap. [Letter to Journal of Commerce.'] Puffing and Crushing. Columbia, June 9.-?Tho true in wardness of tho investigation into the Wood ruff-Whittenioro business is by tho action of tho Senate still en shrouded in mystery. When tho re port was read in the Senate on Fri day, and tho exceedingly diminutive rodent to which it gavo birth wn3 in tho possessi ,r tho public, an clTort was made to ^ave tho testimony pub lishod. To commence with, tho ro port was rendered very reluctantly. Tho committee seemed to be desirous of keeping tho result of their labors a secret. All the members, the re porters, the lawyers and the witnesses had beeu sworn to secrecy. On Wednesday or Thursday, Woodruff, tho Clerk of tho Senate, who was be ing investigated, was examined under oath. What was the exact nature of his testimony, it is, of course, impos sible to stato. It is known, however, that he . submitted in evidence the following letters: Office of the Daily News, Charleston, S. C, Nov. 23,1868. My Dear Woodruff?The en closed is in reply to yours received this evening. You may show it when necessary, but do not let it be copied or kept. We think it will do all you want. The fact is that we want to make all we can and will go as far as we can to support Scott and the government if we are treated well. We cannot be bb id advocates. That would be to ruiu our influence, if we could permit ourselves to adopt such a course We must he independent, but we will al ways be more than just to our friends and never personally abusive, because It is contrary to our views of propriety. Send us all bills, etc., that aro printed, and post us about any scheme that wants puffing or crushing. All this confidential. Yours, F. W. Daw?on. Office of tub Daily' News, Charlestom, S. O, Jan. 30,1869. My Dear Woodruff?What you have done so far is highly approved. A memo of your account, as it then stood, was sent on yesterday. As you collect money due us pay yourself in full first, and remit balance, if any. We count on you to push tho State printing (acts,) ^ Thehe?t,j2S?diK9^^ ?iff lfffe : If we can get 10 cents a lino, which would be about $29 per column, we cnu allow tho paymaster 20 per cent., and yourself 10 percent., which would leave us a very moderate pro tit. If wo cau get 12 J cents a Hue, which is $30 a column or more, we can allow you 20 per cent, instead of 10. Now you have |the whole pro gramme and may blaze away at will. We are willing to give a helping hand to any up country projoct, railroad or otherwise, and free. Keep us in formed. Yours F. W. Dawbon. As soon as these letters were sub mitted in evidence the committee telegraphed down to the writer, in forming him of the fact and offering him the opportunity to explain the letter, and for this purpose the re port of the committee was delayed until a late hour on Friday. In the meantime Mr. Daw&on arrived on Friday morning, and submitted his explanation in writing. This was made part of the testimony, but the Senate subsequently decided not to print any of the testimony. Rcaly if these expotet of the New* and Courier continue nrich longer, its editors will have to follow Chamberlain and hunt a home iu New York. We can all understand now why this "great Southern news paper" supported the wily usurper for re-election. There is no money to be made out of Hampton and bis crowd. All Wrong.?There was an er roneous report in circulation on the day of election in Orangoburg to the effect that Dr. A. S. Hydrick, of that count}, was a candidate for Probate Judge on tho Radical ticket, and that he was actually voted for. This is all a mistake, and does a great injustice to a good citizen of that county. Wo have authority from parties who have a right to know that thero is no truth in the state ment, and that the Doctor repoatedly told crowds of people on election day that he was not and could not be a enndidnto. We trust that tho denial may ho made by our numerous readers in that county whenever the falsehood is uttered.?Columbia Reg ister, CLOSE OF THE SSSSIGJf. THE FINAL ADJOURNMENT OF THE GENERAL AS DT V IJiJirililj 1 , Closing-Up the Werk at 1 o'clock this Morning?Appointment of the Joint Commissions to investigate- the Public D*bt and to Unearth the Rascalities, of the Past?The Weedruff-Wulttomore Committee Reports?The Tax Bill as Finally Passed Ac, &e. Columbia, Friday, June 8. The Senate met at 11 A. M. The bills which had reached the. third reading were read, but this being the close of the session they cannot pass, and consequently their titles are not of importance. The House concurrent resolution to request Wright to renign was tabled. The account of the Rcpublicau Printing Company for printing for the present session, amounting to 83, 113 75, was ordered tu be paid. Dr. J. L. Reynolds was elected to represent the Senate on the school book commission. The concurrent resolution offered by Mr. B?nen last night, and pub lished in the News and Courier to day, to appoint a committeo of in vestigation, was then called for. Taft was opposed to acting on the resolution until the report of the Woodruff, Whittomoro committee had been presented. Mr. Bowen an nounced that he would bo prepared to report in a few minutes. A recess was ordered for a half hour, and at the end ofthat time the long-looked for report was presented and read. Of course considerable interest was manifested in the reading of this document, and a large au dicnce soon filled the lobbies. But never, perhaps was au audience more disappointed than in the contents of the report it self. The committee simply say that the limited time and the inherent difficulties of the case prevent them from reaching a conclusion satisfac tory to themselves or to the Senate. Most of the wituessos were reluctant to testify. Books mid records were so kept as to conceal the truth, and in one instance access to them was de nied. It appears to th? committeo thnt a large amount of certificates of indebtedness, issued to tho Rejnvjdi-^ LcTitt^nffJrDirCoinp^ 1873, for work not yet performed, although fully paid for, wup issued to members of tho Legislature and State officials. The amount so issued ^waa $132,608. Woodruff refused to produce the. books of the Printing Company, aud his refusal justifies the inference that their production might have crimina led both the Printing Company aud tho recipients of the certificates. The committee are satisfied that grave frauds and abuses of the public credit have been committed, and the tosti mony taken does not include all the participants. In reference to Wood ruffs orders for whiskey and cigars sent to Whittomoro and Nash the committee say that Woodruff pro duced the receipted itemized account of Mr. Syminers, embracing the arti clos sent to these senators, and it ap pears to have been paid for by Wood ruff out of his private funds. Tho committee, in conclusion say that if time is allowed for a full aud thorough examination of past finan cial transactions the guilty parties can be reached and punished. They, therefore, recommend the Adoption of the concurrent resolutions -men tioned above. Taft then opposed any action upon the report or tho resolution until the testimony had been presented and read, and expressed tho belief that the committee bad overstepped its powers in making such a report. Mr. Meetze thought that the testi mony-should not bo published until the new joint committeeJind reported. After some further debate, testimony covering about seventy-five pages of legal cap, was ordered to be printed, and the report was rocoived as infor mation. It is well to note right here that with regard to the statement made in the ieport that Woodruff might pos sibly have paid for the wines, liquors, &c, out of his own money, Mr. Sy ru mors has now in his possession over $8,000 of certificates on the State for these very articles, and that the reason why he did not put them in the Bonanza bill was because he would not pay the commission charged by Caveuer & Co. The resolution was then takon up and adopted,after changing the num I ber of the senators to two instead of one. I The following acts have been ap proved by the Governor: To fix tho pay of members of the General Assembly. To authorizo the Governor to effect a loan. To require the Blue Ridgo Railroad to keep open a depot at Seneca City. To punish fraud in the sale of pro duce. To rubmit the fence law to tho counties. To prohibit the sale of liquor with in two miles of Langley Factory. To amend the charter of Laurons. To reorganize the University and Normal School. To fix the price of dieting prison ers. To authorize the Governor to ap point regents of the Lunatic Asy-. lum. To pay the balance of Chief Jus tice Moses' salary to his widow. To prohibit the absence of officers. To reduce the salaries of certain officers. The Senate then took a recess to 8 E. M. HOUSE PROCEEDINGS. The chair appointed as the com mittee to conduct the impeachment of Wright, Messrs. Blue, Sheppard, Orr, A Ulrich and Hemphill. Simpson moved that his motion of last Bight, asking a committee of free conference on the legislative appro priation bill, be laid on the table. Adopted. This brought' that matter to the front ngara. 'Orr offered a resolution that it is the sense. of the House on the above bill, as far as said bill relates to the pay of members, that those members who served at the regular session are entitled to $200, less what they have already received, and those who have served at the extra session to 8400 and one mileage, and that the report of the committee of conference is adopted with this understanding. The resolution was adopted by a vote of 78 to 13. The adverse v.ote last night on adopting the report of the committee' was reconsidered, and tlie report agreed to by a vote of 81 to 12* Shaw (Dem.) voted no. The committee of conference re ported the bill to prohibit the sale of liquor near Langley. and recommend -. _ed__thati.,the_J/Hi Be:posfpoired until next session. Report adopted. Bradely offered a concurrent reso lution that the General Assembly adjourn sine die on Saturday, June 9, at 2 A. M. The resolution was adopted and n message t > that effect ordered to be sent to the Senate. The committee of conference re ported on 'the hill to provide for the custody of, bonds of county officer*, recommending that the House accede to the Senate amendment . that all sureties on such bonds shall be citizens of the several counties in which their principals respectively hold office. The report was agreed to aud a mess age sent to the Senate. A message was received from the Senate announcing that it insists up on its amendments to the supply bill. The I House asked for a committee of Conference, and Sheppard, Simpson and Miller were appointed. The claim of W. H. Bailey for 1 services as physician of Charleston Jail was referred to the county com missioners of Charleston. ; . Shaw, Allen and Curtis were ap | pointed a committee to sit during the I recess of the General Assembly and devise a plan for hiring out convict j labor under the recent resolution of the Geneial Assembly. A bill to amend the act to establish by law voting precincts in the va rious counties, and the bill to estab lish Ninety-six County, wero contin ued to tho next session. The concurrent resolution extend ing the. permit of the Palmetto River : Joining Company to the next session j was agreed to. ! Tho following bills and joint reso lutions passed a second reading: I To incorporate the Carolina Rifle Battalion. I To revive the charter of the AVash ington Artillery. To alter the law in relation to the admission of attorneys, To authorize a gate across the public Jroad between Winnsboro and Chester. To incorporate the First Infantry Battalion of Charleston'. The following bills and joint reso lutions passed a third reading: To amend tho chartor of the Greenwood and Augusta Railroad. To authorize the town of Unitia to raise money to charter ^ College. To pay tho arrears Maher's salary. To amend tho law as to ?ikc justices. ?v* $jgSjfir The House then took a recess; > ' close of THE aESSIOK...Vsy} Columbia, Friday. June 8, ? P. M?The committee of conference on ' the supply bill has submitted n re- M port which places the bill in the c a too ' shape as amended by the Houao and . reported in tho Newt <md Cokricr* * yesterday. The title of the bill, a-?, finally passed and ratified to-night; is.* "A. bill to raise supplies incT;mak?Nr appropriations for tho fwo'al i ygar commencing November !,18ft?" A % The bill to provide for the public printing aud a number of unimportant bills were ratified and approved Ibjjt. the. Governor. "-..>?.*. Messrs. Walker, Witherspoon ancT Meetze wero elected by tho Sou a to to represent that body on the commissions to investigate the public debt; : r< Dr. Reynolds having declined to serve, Professor James H. Carlisle was elected to represent the Senate!*' on the school text book commission. Both houses are now waiting.tor midnight, in cider to give the third reading to a number of bills, after which the General Assembly wiU finally adjourn. u In Executive session, the Soaatjrf'l ratified the appointment of county?'<?? officers and trial justices, bnoded by the Governor to-day. The Sonata -. reconsidered the vote ordering . tha j]j printing of the testimony taken, by the Woodruff-Whittemore commit*, tee, nod ordered that it be not printout'? but held secret and turned" over to " the uew committee created the r?ao* . Iution passed to-day. On the part;, of the Senate, Messrs. Cochraa ami7 Mcetzc were appointed on this com mittce. In the House the bill" to renew tho charter of the Ladies' Episcopal Bii le and Tract Society of Charles' ton Was postponed."' A message was received from the* Governor amrmfucin? his *pttt>tr t\ " of a n amber of bills ratified "*y?teT ' day, and published in the N*ws ami ' Courier? The special order? nam-slyv ? the election of om?nii"wi nters tor in vc.itigute tho indebtedness of the Slate, wnu then "J-\ken_-^un, Measr*> - ^?rifrrbcrgT^Odt, Hood, Shaw and ': Cur.is were nominated/ and Me*frtr. Bamberg, (*?it,Shaw and Hood were* elected. A resolution of thanks was voted to* the Hon. W. H. Wallace fat the courteous and able manner in which he has discharged the duties of hi? - position. 'flit House concurred in (he Sonata concurrent resolution to appoint* commission to sit during tho rece** for the investigation of matter* con nectcd with the public funds, tho sinking fund and the election of Pat terson. Messrs. Shopp:\rd, Daniel, Dibble and G. Muller were - appoint* . ed the committee on the part of tho House. After clearing up n large portloav - of necessary business, the Geneiftl . Assembly adjourned ?nie die at 12.50 A.M. . *2 LEGAL. Tho undersigned have this day formed a copartnership for the practice of law in- tha County of Orongahurg, under the Arm? name of DeTreville & Heyward- OHoe opposite Court House. W. J. DeTREVILLE, JAMES S. HEYWARD, jun NS ft TRIAL JUSTICIfi. Having established myself next doer t* the office of the News aud Times, in tho Office of Abial Lathrop, Esq., X offer cue serrices as Trial Justice to too public. All business attented to promptly 1 J. FELDER METERS, Trial Jdigce. Briok! BrickYl Bride!!! 100.000 Prime Briok for &!? aft Orangeburg Brick Yard. Apply to L. H. WANNAMAKER, or oft the yard. . _'' NOTICE. ~ OFFICE OFSCHOOL COMMISSIONER, OaAJiOEDuno, Jona 14th 1877. Notice ia hereby given to the various clerks of Boarda of School TrusUvsa ? of tho various School District, "that tho laWaft. thoriiing tho levy of Diatrict School t?@ has been repealed. "Wherefore there will be no levy THOMAS FSJLLIFS* Go. School Com, 0? y$4 TAKE NOTIOSk Tho undersigned respectfully infoncs ihm Citizens of the Town and Conn ty that hg is prepared to do up ami make Mattruescs on the shortest notice. Also will conduct an Upholstery business. Prices will to ioww as possible. Orders solicited. JOHNOROBir. juncO tf