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SATURDAY, JULY~21, 1877.
W. J. PeTRBVIIakS.
Governor Hampton was threatened
with p?eumonia while in New York.
Hcmphill has gone to discussing
"Christian "?nhy." What's tho matter
with him ?
The murderers of young Eddiugs
werehuug in Charleston on Friday
Richardson, of the Columbia
Register, is tho most original a ud
piquant paragraphist in the Stato.
It now transpires that Horace
Grecly died because ho was deposed
from the editorship of tho Tribune.
?.j* ? - ? ? ?
Tho Republican party in Missis
sippi has disbanded and ? that's the
Jast of it.
Augusta lost 850-000 this season
by tho small water-melon crop in
Richmond County, and the editors of
the Chronicle and Constitutioidisi have
gone into mourning.
Hayes is catching the devil from
his party in the North. He is com -
ing South shortly to get out of hot
water. Don't see why..-he should
receivaany-crnfVforThere. His fight,
-?with Blaine & Co. is not our funeral.
- i_>-. -. -c: i .
The News and Courier is a staunch
friend to country newspapers. It is
well that somebody is their friend,
for, as a general thing, they arc
expected to get along without friends
?lad Without money.
During his late visit | to Duo West
Judge Mackoy made some very hap
by hits in his own inimitable style.
In speaking of tho- grnud reception
Rendered Grant in England he said :
"There is one thing of which the
American people should be proud?
that although Grant has dined with
the Prince of Walc? and Lord New
castle, whose tables were loaded
down with elegant gold and silver
plate, there has as yet been no charge
of larceny brought against him."
At the head of our columns we place
the name of W. J. DeTrevillo, Esq.,
for the Solicilorship of this Circuit.
If Governor Hampton is to shoulder
the responsibility of an appointment,
so far as f/u's pupcr is concerned, we
"What we want is an election. In
a future issue we shall give place in
the whole history of the movement of
a miserable clique in ^Charleston
against Colonel DoTrcvillc.
The State Capitol.
The'Abbeville Medium wants the
Capitol removed to Charleston. We
see no necessity for any such foolish
ness, but have, nevertheless, a lively
appreciation for the spirit which
prompted the Medium editors to
start the question- It will breed
discussion of course, and, as a conse
quence, advertise the excellent paper
of our thnriiuirh-going brothers.
I svo move that
?A!.a - -a.
?lesvon, and that R. C. II. bo made
State printer. Do we hear a second ?
Oraugcburg is growing and tho
oflico of Mayor is not a bed of roses.
Besides tjjj responsibility, thoro is a
good deal of work connoctod with the
position. In view, therofore, of this
fact, we Buggcst that tho office be |
made elective and then the people
can with somo show of propriety
complain of their Mayor if ho neg
lects his .duty. As it is, that officer
serves at an expense aud trouble to
When the Legislature meets, we
trust the charter will bo so amnieud
ed as to give our_futuro Mayor a sal
Our County Indebtedness.
A petition from tho taxpayers of
Rich land County was filed with ths
Governor on Tuesday asking for tho
appointment of a Commission to in
vestigate tho past indebtedness of
that County. Tho same law applies
to this County, We published it a
few issues back. Why the lethargy
on the part of the people ? Why
talk so much about high taxation,
fraudulent County papers, wheu by
your own supiuenc*?, you allow it to
go into the Treasury unchallenged.
The law referred to above was enact
ed specially for the benefit of fault
finders, aud those who believed there
was something rotten in Denmark,
Why don't you tako advautago of it?
Other counties have.
To express ourselves candidly,?we
believe that the matter has not been
attended to because Oraugeburg coun
ty is poor in material, that is, she
has fewer real leaders of public senti
ment than any other county in the
State, and those few the people depend
upon to do everything without any
To Be Regretted.
'It is to bo deeply,.dcplored that
there is a disposition in a certaiu
quarter to find fault with the Execu
tive Committee, because its members
deemed it unwise to call a Convention
to supply nominees for the two
vacancies which recently occurred in
this county. Wo know that the
Committee endeavored to do tho very
best it could for the people, and if an
an error has been committed it was
one of judgment aud not of the
Apart from this, it seems hard to
be eternally-hammering at men who
'nave done all they could for the
Democratic cause without the slight
est compensation. Capt. Jas. F. Izlar
especially has served his party faith
fully, honestly, and at a sacrifice to
himself, and we are satisfied that were
he to inform the people of one half
the hard work he has done in their
service, they would at once rebuke
\ the spirit which prompts them to find
fault, and permit their scarce mut
tered auathemcs to turn into blessings
upon their lips. When the proper time
comes the people will be informed of
the conduct of their public servants.
At present it is the duty of every j
man, and every Democratic Club!
favoring the present State Govern
ment, to quiet aud stille "the spirit of
discord which is sought to be planted
in this county, llcmcmbcr the Re
publican party is hero yet, and still
has its majority of 1G00, wailing for
a chance to take advantage of a split
in the Democratic party.
Were wenotauxious to sec the plat
form of principles upon which Gov.
Hampton stands fairly tested, there
would not be so much concern on our
part for the welfare of tho Democra
cy of this county. There are, a3 a
matter of fact many things that some
of us do not liko, but for the sako of
South Caralina's weal wo submit
that it is highly proper just now to
?\vi?rv thought that is not in
accord with tho known policy of
Governor Hampton. And in this
fepirit, wo respectfully decline tl pub- '
lieh tho resolutions sent us from a
Democratic Club in tho Fork; other
wise, they would find a place in this
paper, for wo have tho highest re ?
spect for tho gentlemen forwarding
The Journal of Commerce.
Wo can well understand the pride
tho Germans of Chnilcston felt in the
establishment of the Journal of "Com
merce, They had long been without
a medium through which they could
reach tho public, aud in whose
columns their frionds and their
interests were guarauteod fair play.
In their municipal elections they had
been ignored or abused, and it - was
meet and proper that they should
spend their money in equipping a
newspaper not at war with their
hopes and ambitions. Foremost
among thoce of tho Germans who de
sired the publication of a free and
outspoken Democratic paper in Char
leston, was Capt, F. W. Wagener.
Being a leading citizen and a large
property holder, and having pride in
his nationality; he could not do other
than detest the course of tho Macs
aud Courier towards his people,
Hence his deep desire to found a
new paper in the city by the sea; and
hence his unwearying watch over the
career of tho Journal of Commerce...
But despite thes facts; despite the
largo number of friends the new
journal has, it fails to compare with
its great rival. To bo sure wo say
this in sorrow, but it is, nevertheless,
a fact. But friends of tho Journal of
Commerce tell us that tho Associate
Press dispatches are withheld from
it, and that its proprietors have to get
their news through another channel.
That may bo so, but it is not iu tele
graphic intelligence alouo that the
"strnightout" orgau is deficient. All
over it, on its editorial page as well
ns in its make-up, it lacks tho ele
ments of a first-class newspaper. The
greatest and most momentous questions
may pass unnoticed in its columns.
Of course the fault is apparent to
men, accustomed to tho harness, but
it is not our business to point it out.
No. Let ours be the more pleas
ing task of importuning its conduc
tors to throw more light aud vigor
upon it. More matter! more matter
is what it wants- We have had
enough soup, give us the substautials
now. Let us know something about
the city ring- What of the frauds
tho Journal of Commerce was to uu
earth in connection'with its nnmici
pal govern mein ? Surely it has not
clasped hands with Cunningham anl
Mackey ! Then, up and nt 'cm.
How, too, about the indictments
against Tim Hurley as Treasurer and
Cunningham as County Cummissiou
er? Have they been settled* to the
satisfaction of tho Journal of Com
merce ? A curious public would like
OnAKOEnuho, S. C.
July 17th 1S77.
Eilllvr Oranychurg News und Times :
In your latest issue appeared a
communication signed A. S. Norton,
and charging me with stirring up
strife in the neighborhood of Poplar
Township and arraying the white and
black races in said vicinity against
Grant me space in your columns
to say, that these charges are falso
and malicious, and emanate from a
very irresponsible person, whoso only
reason for such misrepresentation is
his bitterness towards the negro, and
the loss of the pittance of his cost in
the disgraceful prosecution.
The true facts in tho case arc these
in substance: Seven or eight days
ago I was employed by Mr. Sam
Lowis, a colored man, to defend him
in a case before Harmon Rush JCsq.,
a Trial Justice,*.!!, which Lewis was
charged with assault and battery,
against another colored man named
West Jones; also to defend Peter
Lsurcucc, charged with said olfmsc.
j On arriving at tho placo 'or trial tho
j latter case was set for trial first, and
I immediately A. S. Norton, constable,
I began to spout law in his defence and
in opposition to mo in regard to the
irregular manner of drawing the
jury. I at onco saw that if these
worthy (?) officers of tho law were
permitted to do as they pleased that
force and injustice would take tho
place, of law and justice. I of courso
strenuously opposed all irregularities,
and would not sulier the ignorance,
the spile, the envy nor the cupidity of
either of them to do detriment to my
client. In the case of Peter Laur
ence a jui y of six white men was em
panelled and tried the case, and des
pite the most monstrous violation of
all law and practice by the Trial
Justice in examining the witnesses
and charging the jury, the six white
persons rendered a verdict of *'not
guilty." Docs this look as if I had
attempted to stir up strife or array
the whites against the blacks? To
the contrary, there was not a white
man present who did not think that
this case was uiifott tided and ought
not to have been entertained, nor the
county placed to the expense in insti
tuting it. The next case was that of
Stim'J Lewis, a respectable colored
man of.-time wealth, and nil appoint
ed overseer of the high-way in that
district. In this case a jury of six
white persons was empanelled, and
after the most intense exhibition ol
feeling against the defendant by the
Trial Juslicc as shown in his conduct
of examinations ol witnesses for the
Slate, in fact there we rc hut two and
one contradicted the other directly as
to the striking, asking the witnesses
the most extravagant leading ques
tions, and at one time dare 1 force
witness to testify as he desired say
ing to hi til I'll protect you, als) re
fusing to refer to the testimony for
the defendant, there being six wit
nesses for the defence, except to make
it appear as helping the poseciition,
and also refusing to charge the jury
with the law in point as rcid by the
counsel for tho defendant; yet these
six white persons wetc unable to
agree upon a verdict of guilty and a
mistrial was rendered. How win
this? More than fifty persons, black
and while, will verily"th>i st.itJ.ni i l
that this worthy t?) Trial Justice,
Harmon Rush, alter giviug tho case
to the jury, was afterward seen, and
before a conclusion was reached by
the -jury, in private consultation at
the door of the building in which the
jury were consulting, With the fore
man of the jury, and in the absence
of counsel. 1 threatened this minis
ter (?) of the law with presentation to
our Grand Jury for official miscon
duct. I was then asked to hear what
had already been said, and which I
could hot confirm being at the time
absent. It was afterwards discover
ed that the said juror in consultation
with the Trial Justice was the cause
of a mistrial.
This conduct on the part of the
Trial Justice was condemned by all
persons, black and white, as outrage
ous, and the best of feeling existed be
tween the races, each sympathizing
with the poor man, Sam Lewis, who
was to be tried by such a Trial Jus
tice. It is well to stale that Stun'l
Lewis' offence consisted in trying to
prevent West Jones the plaintiff froni
shooting Peter Lawrence, one of the
men repairing the Highway under
his charge on the day in question.
The case was next set for a rehearing
on Thursday 11th inst., when tho
aforesaid scenes, and exhibition of
feeling intensified, reappeared. A
jury of 5 white persons and one color
ed was empanelled and despite the
grossest misrepresentation of the evi
dence for tho defense by the Trial
Justice who refused to permit me in
my exception to his clinrgi to the
jury to give him an apportunity to
correct these mistatements, nor would
he rule whether he would so charge
or not, on my persisting that it was
his duty and my right to demand it
should be done, found myself in the
hands of A. S. Norton, who liko a
Georgia Bear took hold of mo and
dragged me before his honor (?) tho
Trial Justice, who charged mo with
contempt. This gross injustice to
wards me enraged the colored people
and disgusted the white, and if I had
not raised my hand in the direction
of my colorod friends, it is hard to
conceive what would have been tho
end. That tho iusolenco of Norton
would have received its just merit of
practical condemnation at tho hands
of my friends, no one who reads tho
facts in these cases will doubt. Ho
owes his life to mo, a life I am afraid
that nVono else would have cared,
black or while, to save. This disturb,
anco being ended, the jury was given
tho case, and in a very few minutes
returned with a verdict of "not
guilty." Now, my dear readers this
is the head and front of my offending
Judge, yet it may be well to state
that it is currently reported that
875.00 was the fine adjudged to be
fixed ere the caso was heard. Rc
form ! Keform !!
D. A. Straker.
Presentment of the Grand Jury.
To Hon. Thompson II. Cookc Judge
Prcsidiag Is/. Circuit:
We the Grand Jury hereby make
this our presentment. We have in the
short time allowed us, we en
dcavcrcd to discharge our duty in
examining the dilfcrcut offices and
We visited the Jail and found it
well kepi, the Prisionerssay that they
are well fed; the Jail needs painting
and while washing, especially ihc
latter; that chloride of lime be furn
ished as it is needed, we find that the
Jail needs four (4) locks; three (3)
fastenings to inside door of cells; the
outside fence needs repairs; and the
roof \cu\is badly, recommend that the
above repairs be attended to, for the
better security of the Prisioners.
Visited the different County oflioes
and find the Books, Papers, Furni
ture &c.j in good order, but believing
that thorough examination is necess
ary and demanded and not having
sufficient time we respectfully ask that
a Committee be appointed toexaihi.hu
the Rooks and Bonds of the County
officials and request your Honor to
appoint members of tho 13 a r t> aidst.
We find that there is iio Insurance
un the building and would recomend
that it bo attended to at omc?, b? be -
licve that the place is endangered by
a building on the North side which
was previously sold, we understand
that the purchaser has not complied
with the terms of the salo-and reco
mend that it bo resol 1, would also re
commend that the old fence now iu
poscssion of Commissioner J. P.
Mayes and that remaining on ground
be advertised and sold, and that a
new .fence be placed around the
Court House as sonn as possible
Roads ?xb Bridges
Arc reported in general bud order
especially Four Hole Bridge which is
in a dangerous condition.
We find that the Sheriff has rccciv
no funds for dieting or tranporting
Prisioners and would recommend tint
his Honor direct the County Com
missioners to furnish the means as
soon as in funds.
Would recommend that the p eti
tion of Asbury W. Wannamak er for
tavern licenso at Jamisons T O., L?
granted lipon payment of One Hund
red Dollars ($100.)
We present W. A. O'Cain Trial
Justice, for oflicial misconduct and
attached papers to prove tho same :
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA,
Personally came Alfred Jones who
being duly sworn, aaya, that at
Orangeburg ono Watson A. O'Cain, a
Trial Justice, of said County, who in
a certain proceeding on or about Apri 1
26, 1877, did, wherein n certain wo
man named Frances Buzzard alleged
a complaint against deponent and
others, for some pretended charge,
and that the said proceeding was set
tied and deponent with the other par
tics paid fifteen dollars to the said
woman, and the Trial Justice afore
said did charge and lake from tho
said woman a largo part of the said
money, saying his time was worth
something, although there was no
paper overdrawn or issued in tho pro
ceeding and tho said Trial Justice
had no right nor claim to charge nor
lake any money in the proceedings
as he was not entitled to any costs in
tho matter at all; that afterwards
the said Watson A.. O'Cain a Trial
Justico aforesaid did say about tho
Town of Orangeburg that ho was tho
agent for tho said woman aud did in
cjto personal and oncurago her to
bring a suit again st the deponent for
slander, and did thereby com mit the
crime of barretry in violation of the
duties of his said office, and did stir
up strifo and lawsuits aud said iu tho
presence of divers good citizens that
-tho plain tills attorney owed
him (O'Caiu) twenty-five dollars and
that he expected to get it out of de
ponent in this ease; and that he could
by telling [certain thingr about '?
aforesaid, preveut him coming into
this bur. And that the said W. A.
O'Cnin did on another occasion ex
tort and receive Vrom one W. H.
Bull fees for settling a casa and did
charge and make parties pay for a
pretented divorce which he gave to
them. And that W. A. Maroney, J.
M. Danner, J>\n Inabinet aud
A-bial Lathrop Esq., aud T. A. Jones
M. D., arc material witnesses to prove
Signed, J. Alfrkd Jones.
Sworn to before me this 22ud day of
J. Felder Meyers,
Itec'd of John A. Maroney a note
for five dollars in settlement of the
case of Fraucis M. Buzzard, and
which the said Frances agrees to
withdraw all charges.
W. A. O'Cain,
Agt. of F.. M. Buzzard.
Bec'd of Alfred Joueyfive dollars
for Frances M. Buzzard as a com
promise and settlement of a case pro
posed to be instituted againt him for
assault on said Frances M. Buzzard,
this 26, April 1877.
W. A. O'Cain,
Agt. for F. M. Buzzard.
All of which is Respectfully sub
J. S. Albergotii,
Orangeburg, S. C, Ma) 23d 1877,
A beautiful complexion depends
upon the purity of tho blood. .To
keep the blood pure and'healthy uso
Dr. Bull's blood mixtum.
OKFICK OF COUNTY A L'DITOR,
t July ?tIi 1S77.
Notice is hereby Riven that this* office
will he open lo receive Returns of Personal
I'roperty for the Ii-imI year I.S77, on Tue.?
(luv the lOtln'av of .Inly 1S77. AH person*
orer 21 years imd under u? years of age,
are required to pay a CA I'lTATTOM TAX
of otie Ddll ir. Taxpayers will carefully note
liny transfers of Ke:(l Ki.Ltalt-i nia les'neo
June l.-.t lSTli to June 1st 1877. AH pro
perly in the |)03s??sion, or under the control
of every person on the 1st day of June 1877
(not exempt from taxation) uiiiat be Return
I will be fit BranchvtHe Saturday, July
Ai Kurt Motto tticsdtiy, July 24.
At St. Matthews Wednesday, July 23.
At Bard ins Store Monday, July 30.
At J. P. Ways Store Tuesday, July 31.
At Knoll's Mill Monday, August ?'..
W. L. W. Ri ley's Wednesday. August S.
The office at Oraugcburg will he open to
the 20th day of August, after which tiroc a
penalty of 50 ctfl will he added to tue RE?
TURKS of all DELINQUENTS.
JAS. VAN TASSfiL,
july 7 3t
By virtue of an Execution's to" itfe
directed, I will sell to the highest bidder, at
Orangeburg C. II. on the first Monday in
Aug. next, for cash, all the Rights, Title
and Interests of the Defendants in the fol
lowing propeity, to wit:
All that tract of hind in Orangeburg
County, Pine Grove Township, containing
two hundred acres more or less, and boun
ded on the southwest by lands of D. J.
Zciglcr, South by lands of Est. of Watt, N.
E by lands of F J Carson, and North" by
lands formerly of Dr T J Goodwin and now
claimed by J M Crosswell
Levied on as tho property of Wm S
Thompson at the juit of Jacob Meyers ?
SI crifTrt Oflice j J. II LIVINGSTON
Orau oburg County f- 8. O. C.
July 21st 1S77 J
|uly 21 _St
? STATE -OF SOUTH CAROLINA.
?nANORDuiiu Couxty, \ In Probate^
Kt Parle f Court
Jane M. Randale \ Petition
Widow of Luther / forhor
Ransdalc \ Home?tesM.
I Public notice is heroby given that Jane
M. Ilansdale and her minor Children,
Widow nnd Children of LutherRansdale
deceased, have applied by Petition to me
as Probate Judge for the County of Orange
hnrg to have their Homestead and Personal
Property Exemption, appraised and set off
according to law out of tho Estate of said .
deceased; and I will act on said Petition on
tho 20th day of August A. I>. 1877.
C. B. GLOVER,
Judge of Probate,
july 21 ?_?L.
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA.
OnANGEnuao Codxtt, > In Probate .
Ex Parle I Petition
Sarah C. Collier [ for her
Widow of W. O. Collier Y Homestead,
Public notice ia hereby given that Sarah
G. Collier aud hoi- minor Children, Widow
and Children of W. O. Collier decased, hav?
applied by Petition to me as Judge of Pro
bate for the County of Orangoburg aforesaid
to have their Homestead and personal pro
perty Exemption, appraised and set on ao*
cording to law; and that I will act on ?a?
Petition on the 20th day of August A. 9*
1877' C. B. GLOVER.
Judge of Probate,"
July 20 ?b