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The Orangeburg Democrat.
?A. Paper io.i* the People.
H. G. SincinuAN, \ proprietor8.
James L. Sims, ) 1
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Ormigebiirg. S. C
; OitAKOKiuiuG, S. C, Jan. 31, 1S75). .
The Investigation's! Charleston,
,. The Teller Couiinittcc, appointed
by Congjess to investigate^ southern
elections, is in session from day to
day in Charleston, and will probably
remain liiere for weeks. The work
thus far has been con lined to the ex
amination of witnesses representing
both political parties from Riehland,
Williamsburg aud Sunder. Those
examined on the Democratic side
. seem to .express a general sentiment
,-.as to the quietness of the election
and the success attained, and dp so
In a cool, frank and confident man
ner without any effort to suppress
facts on the one side or to exaggerate
.faults on the. other. The colored
Democrats who testify, do so with
the same confident reliance in the
truth of what they say ns their white
fellow Democrats. They multiply
rapidly testimony against their color
. ed nciglibrrs giving positive evidence
of innumerable -acts of intimidation
prncticed by Republican negroes
upon both their person and property.
In some cases Democratic colored
men und their families were ostra
, ciscd, denied church privileges, social
intercourse and in every possible
I manner made to feel the burden of
such exclusion. All honor and cred
it are due these noble colored men
fur the hold and defiant stand they
have taken, for the honest and truth
ful evidence given, for their strict ad
herence to the Democratic cause, and
for the incalculable good such mani
j fest .faith will ha\e on the future suc
cess of their party. It cunnot but
excite the well-done of their white
friends and eventually extort praise
and commendation from their colored
On the other hand one cannot but
notice the studied efforts on the patt
of Republican witnesses, both white
and colored, to make their side ap
pear the belter cause. An unblush
ing exhibition of spite on the part of
some, and a deep rooted, religious
Hatred on the pail of others, seem to
characterize their testimony through
out whether il be against Iho white
or the colored Democrat. Many of
these witnesses are preachers?polili
co-gospel preachers, and seem to
think their position as such will give
dignity and weight to their testimony,
but the fruits of the flesh appear more
manifest in them than the fiuits of
the spirit.
Our opinion is lhat the whole inves
tigation will prove to be a meaning
less farce developing nothing more
than is known to the world already ;
that frauds were committed in the
lust election by uol'u parties, that Hie
Republicans have the greater sin be
cause they open the school and
? taught their Democratic neighbors,
that there would have been no inves
tigation had the Republican party
been victorious, and that both ought
to be heartily ashamed of the crimes
committed against the time honored
institutions of civil liberty and self
If there be any worthy facts added
to the history of that period, promi
nently among them will appear the
proof that thousands of the best und
most relial.le colored citizens of the
State voted the Democratic ticket
and are true, unflinching Democrats
from principle to-day, and the proof
that the Democratic party i? the
stronger of the two, and, by a consis
tent course of conduct toward our
colored citizen, will he able to per
petuate its power indefinitely. No
more patent a fact will appear upon
the record than that these investiga
ting committees arc nothing more
than vents for the escape of political
hatred of party loudors to lie paid
for out of taxes extorted from an
over oppressed people. We trust the
time w ill soon come when this gbv
governmout will have done with
these new appliances of fraud und j
tyranny. ' Till then there will be no
?'genuine unity among our people or
political prospctily for the country.
"Bury the Past."
I There is a proposition bcforo Con
gress, reported by tho Senate judicia
ry committee, to ttike the place of the
Constitutionul amendment passed at
last tcssioti, which provides that no
claims or pension shall hereafter be
allowed by Congress or any depart
ment or court of the United States, 01
money paid for damages sustained du
j ring the late war, or compensation foi
any property distroyed, used or in
jured by troops or others acting for
the United Slates, trnletfS the owner
thereof was loyal in fact to Ihn g ?vorn
mcnt of the United States and gave
neither aid or encouragement to the
If this becomes a law it closes the
door upon the South forever, and
millions of property, distroyed as a
i war measure or used by the United
Stales troops or otherwise injured by
ollleers under government sanction,
will be lost to the South. Whatever
may have been the animus born of
the war there has been sufficient time
for it to disappear?there ha3 been
sufficient atonement made to entitle
cur citizens to all the rights and priv-H
ileges of the government; yet it.
seems that our enemies then are our
enemies now, and every effort is still
to be made to keep the South poor
and her pcnplc'subjugnled.
"Let us have Peace" and "Bury
the Past" have been the Northern
cry, and even Grant in his wisdom
saw fit to add his mite to the echo, yet
the ]ie.ace is to be at the sacrifice of
principle and the burial of manhood.
If there be a breach between the
I South and North such acts as this
will never span it. If a oneness of
interest, of aim, of sentiment, and of
destiny is to be characteristic of the
different scctionsjof this great country
bitter memories and treasured hatred
will never unify her people,
Col. EMso'n's. Keitt.
Tho New York Times brings us a
full account of the libel suit institut
ed against that paper by Col. Keitt,
of Newberry, in 1877. The suit was
based upon the publication of a dis
patch in the Times from a Washing
ton news gatherer, which was adjudg
ed by the plaintiff as reflecting injur
ously upon his established character.
The dispatch set forth that "one Col
onel Keitt, of Newberry, had been
arrested and held to await tho action
of the grand jury at that place, on a
charge of bigamy." The trial re
vealed the fact that the Colonel Keitt
meant was a negro member of the
Legislature, who was once a slave
of Colonel Ellison S. Keitt, and
whose name he adopted. The jury
rendered a verdict giving the p'ain
titT six cents damages. Colonel Elli
son S. Keitt, is a native ol Orange
burg County, a brother of the lament
ed Lawrence M. Keitt, and too well
known to mos* of our citizens for his
reputation to suffer from the publica
tion of such an uncalled for slander,
and the petty subterfuge by which its
responsibility was dodged by the
New York Times. The dispatch in
question has very much the appear
ance of a concocted scheme to assail
the character of a worthy gentleman
and the name of a family of historic
fame in our State. Such poisoned
shafts always fall short of their aim.
Tho Newspaper.
There is probably nothing so com
mon of which so little is known, or
about which there is so much curiosi
ty, as the newspaper. Men read it
every day ; they abuse t, threaten o
give it up, praise it, advertise their
wants in it, write to it, search it to
see if their letters are in it, call it
haul names, pay for it year after
year?and still to ninety-one out of u
hundred of them its production is a
mystery. To them it is a business
olllce, a newsboy, or a postolllcc, who
arc simple carriers, and that is all.
It is the exemplification of elfect
without cause?an impersonal insti
tution with plenty of vitality, and
sometimes even with genius ; but it
is always mysterious, even to those
most intimately connected with it.
The whole of its secrets arc known to
no single individual. Its personality
is swallowed up in the editoral "we,"
into whose depths no man penetrates,
and even the inquisition of the law
never gets behind its innermost cur
TflBRB is a remarkable Jewish sy
nagogue in the ancient city of Prague,
with walls so thick with dirt an to be
absolutely black. A local tradition
says that somewhere on its walls the
name Jehovah is inscribed, and it is,
believed that if the walls arc cleaned
the name will be effaced. What a
beautiful lesson is here taught.
-? i m ? ? - -
Tub Mobile News has offered a
one hundred dollar silver cup for the
best poem by a Southern author ex
pressing the gratitude of the South to
the North lor it.-, charily shown in
the recent epidemic. Manuscripts to
be sent in by February 10. Father
Ryan is one of the judges.
The Slanderer.
From Ibo BportobUbrg Ilorald.
Of all the various characters among
meu the blunderer is most despicable.
The murderer is surely more tolera
ble, for when he strikes the fatal
blow ho aims to put an end to the
earthly existence of his victim, while
the slanderer's only aim is to end tire
happiness of his unfortunate victim,
and leave him to endure a miserable
present and anticipate the torture of
a blasted future. How utterly intol
erable then is he who would, without
provocation, or the least degree of
justice, attempt to take away that
from his neighbor which is dearer to
him than life itself? lie would come
like a thief in the night and prick
him to the heart, and then, as if his
desire to do hellish deeds were insa
tiable, would laugh at the stream of
happiness as it Hows from the life of
the unfortunate. He exults- in the
downfall of another, for certainly
when reputation is gone tho greatest
fall incident to human existenco is
made, save the loss of eha.rn.oler?
that gift which no slanderer can take
chosen than great riches, and a lov
ing favor rather than silver and gold.*'
Tlu slanderer derives, it seems, a
peculiar pleasure from the Bufl'oring
of bis victim. With no higher end
or aim in view than the ruin of anoth
er, he breathes a spit it burdened and
tainted with indignities, and hurls
upon him whose character ho would
attack and reputation destroy. Poor
child of the devil! Unlike other men,
aye like unto a demon himself be
would make no effort to embrace the
happiness of one, or make this world
as near Paradise as possible, but un
scrupulously bends bis energies to
ward changing it into a temporary
hell. Born of envy and begotten by
the devil, he is simply and unequivo
cally the exponent of the disintegra
tion of social happiness, and the en
sign of misery. With no respect tor
the laws of morality and no regard
for common humanity, lie i3 constant
ly leveling ins fiendish howitzer at
the comer-stone of society, aud but
for the laws of the land, would rnzc
her to the ground, and then, with un
furled banner, walk over her ruins giv
ing vent to Iiis never ceasing vitupera
Slander in any of its phases is bad
enough, but the odium thereof is as the
motive which prompts it. Doubly
odious is the slanderer and his infa
mous design when, for the sake of
political triumph or personal aggran
dizement, he attacks the reputation of
a man whose character is untarnish
ed 1 Doubly odious is the foul perpe
trator of such ficrdishncss when un
der the cover of a sickening smile
and pretended friendship, he would
acquaint himself with one's intentions,
and thwart his plans at the expense
of his good name and position in soci
ety, convicting himself of duplicity,
branding himself a poltroon and a
coward, and, under the shadow of se
crecy, defying all ellorts to discover
the whereabouts of such an infamous
biped. A stranger to charity, too
mean to be liberal, too low to be
truthful, lie prowls around like a
sneaking cur too worthless to die with
hydrophobia, mouthing his black re
ports, telling them too to those who
are loo ignorant and credulous to de
tect the calumny in his eyes and re
ject his sayings us insignificant and
contemptible as he himself is damna
ble ?xnd debased. Surely life itself
must lie a burden to such a creature
and to be allowed to shuflle off Ibis
mortal coil end go to his place in the
fcrnal regions rather than live in awe
?f euch a thing as him^eif. "Strive
not with a man without cause if he has
done thee no harm.'' "lie that hidcth
hatred with lying lips, and he that
ultereth a slander is a fool."
Something Nice to Read.
We arc under obligations to the
lion. 0. G. Williams for half a dozen
volumes of the Congressional Re
cords. We have already several hun
dred of these interesting volumes in
our little library, but they have been
read and reread so many times that
we know every page of them by
heart. These new volumes came op
portunely on New Year's morning,
and that night we gathered our little
family around the bright fireside, and
read one of them through to them.
The affecting talc, entitled "A bill to
change tho name of the Braidwood
National Bank," seemed to touch
every heart, and when weeame to the
climax of that little story about "Toe
bill to define certain legal terms,"
there was not a dry eye between the
front door and Addiu Kayo's stables.
Wo can never sullieiently thank Air.
Williams for the innocent amuse
ment thus furnished us. The memo
ry of that happy evening will linger
long after the present Congress shall
have been adjourned.
[ Wisconsin Herald,
A Bloody Tragedy in Mississippi;
Memphis, January 24.?Tlio fol
lowing {particulars of a bloody trage
dy committed Tuesday, at Sun Flower
Landing, Conhouia County, Missis
sippi, waa received this afternoon.
The statement of two eye witnesses
is as folio W8: Lawson Wool ridge
and II. N. Glover, two young men,
bad a difficulty last Saturday, which
resulted in Wool ridge felling bis an
tagonist. Pence between the two
was apparently made, as they parted
friends. Tuesday, Woolridge, who
is clerking in E. L. Henderson's store,
at Sun Flower Landing, had returned
from the interior whither he had been
sent on business. When about to
enter the ntore, William Glover,
brother of the man with whom Wool
ridge had the difllculty the Saturday
previous, deliberately, und without
warning, fired a donblc-bnrrellcd shot
gun at Woolridge, killing him in
stantly, nine buckshot taking cfk-ct
in his breast. After the assassina
tion, William Clover and his brother
coolly walked out of the store, the
brother remarking he was sorry he
bad not been permitted to do the
killing. After the excitement was
over and the murder had partially
subsided, a party went in pursuit of
the murderers, and, it is thought, will
effect their capture. Wool ridge's re
mains were brought to this city this
afternoon. Many relatives of the
deceased reside here.
The Butler-Corbin Contest.
Some surprise has been caused
among the stalwart Republicans of
the Senate by a declaration from Mr.
Ulnine that he will not vole to unseat
Mr. Butler, of South Carolina. It is
rumored that Mr. Edmunds is of the
same way of thinking. It is believed
that this determination arises from
the gencraly conceded fact that it
will not be possible to get Butler out
between now and the fourth of March,
and if the leading Republicans coun
tenance the attempt they will set a
precedent by which the Democrats
may unseat Kellogg after the fourth
of March. Senator Edmunds said a
day or two ago that if the Democrats
should undertake to eject Kellogg
when they obtain control of the Sen
ate he will make it so hot for them
that they will be glad to abandon the
attempt.?Baltimore Sun.
Any person v ho will get us up a
Club of Ten Cash Subscribers at 1.50
per annum will receive Tub Dkmo
cuat one year free. Go to work at
once, and securo your Club. We
know you can do it if you but half try.
Send to this office for specimen co
pies, which wili be furnished on ap
IV otic; e.
School Commissioner's Office. ")
OrakgrBURO, tf. C, Jan. 17, 1870.)
rff^HE Trustees ol the Public Sehools of
JL this County aru hereby ordered to
elose I he School* In their several Districts
on the 1st. of February. 1370, unless oth
wiso specially Instructed from this office.
School Commissioner o. C.
Jan 17-2
Attorneys anil Counsellors,
jSTotice to Delegates to the
State Grunge
MPIIE next annual meeting of the State
JL Grange will he held in Charleston.
S. C. commencing on Tuesday the 4th of
February, 1870, at 10 o'clock A. 51. A
full delegation is desired.
Sec'tv Pomona Grange No. 17.
Jan 17. 1879.
Notice of Dismission
j? TICS iinii ii? nil! J:!;: Ids hual ac
count a* Committee of Rnehucl Castin,
deceased, with the lion. Judge ot Pro
bate for Oraiigeburg County, on the2Ith
day of February next, and ink for ti tters
dismlssory. J. W. CASTIN,
dan 24?ft Committeo.
Offick County Commissioners, i
Orangeburg County. >
ORANOBUUKO. S. C. Jan. 10, 1S70. J
U (about, sixteen in number) at tin?
Hamberg Crossing on South Edisto Riv
er, will he let out, to be built, to the
lowest bidder, on the 18th day of Febru
ary next, at 12 o'clock M., at the bridge
by the County Commissioners.
By order of the Hoard.
Jan 24?It T. R. MA LONE, Clerk.
JNotiee of Dismiswion.
HPHE undersigned Hereby gives notice
A that, lie will tile his final Recount as
Guardian of P. D. Til ley, D. E. Tilley
and M. S. Tilley, with the Honorable
Judge of Probate for Orangeburg county
on the 17th day of February, 1879, and
at>k for Letters Dismission.
Jan 17-td Guardian!
JL Shareholders of the Orangeburg Ag
ricultural and Meeh.inieal Association
will be hohl on Ihu Hili day ot February,
IH79, at ten o'clock, (heing the second
Saturday.) for the purpose of fleeting
seven Directors to serve as stich for the
year ciuuutuiicing on the second Satur
day in February, 1870. ami ending on the
seeoud Saturday hi February. 18K0, and
lor Mich other and further business as
ninv he brought before the meeting.
N. R ?All Shareholders are requested
to be present.
Ry order. J L. IIEIDTMAN,
See. and Treats. O. A. ana M. A.
Januray 21?J
have made
Great Eeductions
!? the price of
well Assorted stock of Clothing, Dry
Goods. Hoots and Shoes, Hats and Caps,
Groceries, Tinware: Hardware, Tobacco,
Cigars, Whiskies, Brandies, and Wines,
than they have yet been sold in thlc
of the best brands, wo are selling by the
box, at Factory prices.
Call and examine our goods, we have
attentive salesmen who will be pleased to
wait on you. Thanking you for past
favors, wc solicit th6 same in the future.
Very respectfully,
D. E. SMOAK & CO.,
Orangeburg, S. C. Jan. 17, 1879.
S*J Established about 18.'i0
Rcsucitated on the European Plan for
Gentlemen only.
Rooms eacli person per day.50
per week.$3.00
per month...8 and $10
According to location of Rooms paid
n advance.
hoard tehMs:
? Hoard and lodging.81 ?0 per day
! Board and lodging.0 50 per week
MBS. M. J. ARCHER. Pproprietress,
29 George st, corner King,
sep 27 ly Charleston, S C.
Attorney and Connssllor at Law
(Cor. Church & St. Paul's Street.)
Dec 13-tf *
a week in your own town. $"y
outfit free. No risk. Reader
if you want a business at
which persons of either sex
can make great pay ull the time they
work, write particulars to H. Hallett
DiHisoliitlou of Co-part
?1 the Partnership between JOHN C.
dissolved on the First Da3' of January,
A. D. 1870, by mutual consent. All
debts due to the said Partnerushlp are to
he paid to. and those due from the same,
discharged by JOHN C. PIKE, who wilt
continue the business at the old stand
under hls.own name.
Orangeburg, S. C, Dec. 2, 1S79.
Master's Sales,
W. A. MAC KAY, Auctioneer.
State of South Carolina?County of Or
angeburg?In the Common Plea*.
By virtue of Judgment Orders of Foreclos
ure and Sale and Decretal Order* in the
causes below stated respectively, I will
sell by public auction, before the Court
House, in the town of Ornngeburg, on
the First Monday in February, 1879,
during the legal hours for Sheriff's
sales, the several Tracts. Lots and
Parcels of Land below described, all
situate in the County of Orangeburg
and State aforesaid, viz:
By virtue of a Judgement Order of
Foreclosure and Sale, in the case of An
dren F. Smoke, vs. Win. A. Edwins:
All that certain tract or parcel of land,
situate on the Cannon's Bridge Road in
the Fork of the Edisto, ami in Edisto
Township, containing seventy-two (72)
acres, mere or less, bounded on the north
by lauds of Warren M. Hughes; on the
east by lands of David Smoke j on the
south by lands of James Jennings, and
on the west by lands of Barney Dempsey.
Terms of Side?One-halt* cash ; the bal
ance on a credit of one year; the
purchaser to give bond, bearing interest
from day of salu and a mortgage of the
premises sold, to secure the credit portion
of the purchase money. The purchaser
oic?? tn j,ay for papers and the recording
of both title and mortgage.
By vir! ic of a Judgment Crdcr of
Fon closure and Sale in the ease of
Daniel McKenzie vs. \V. H. Wise, (at
the risk of the former purchaser), all that
Tract of Land situate in Amelia Town
ship, in the County of Onuigeburg, and
Slate aforesaid, containing-acres,
more or less, and bounded by Preferonce
Plantation, and lands of Daniel McKenzie,
T. B. Whalcy and ? Myers.
Perms of Sale?Cash ; to ho paid Im*
mediately after the close of the Master's
sales for the day, and if it he not so paid,
the laud will he resold on the same day,
at the risk of the former purchaser, when
his bid will not be taken, hut that of the
highest bidder, other than mich former
purchaser, will be eonaldered and treated
as the highest.
By virtue of a Judgment Order of
Foreclosure and sale, in the ease of Al va
Gage agaisnt Elizabeth Browne, all that
plantation or tract of laud, containing
about Twelve Hundred acres, more or
less, situate in the Fork of the Edisto, in
County of Orangeburg, and State afore
said, bounded on the north by Cooper
Swamp; on the east by lands formerly
of Jacob Wolfe, deceased; on the South
by South Edisto Itiver, and on the
West by lauds now or latel> of
John R. Milhous, Join C. Rowe
and the late J, E. Qnaltlebaum?said
tract ot laud being the Snake Swamp
plantation, of which the late Dr. Rowe
died seized and possessed.
Terms of Sale?Cash enough to pay
the sum actually due at the dale of sale,
(which will he announced at the s?lo,)
and the balance on a credit of ouo and
two years -the purchaser to glvo bond
! bearing interest from the day of salo and
a mortgage of the property sold to se
cure the credit portion of the purchase
money. Purchaser also to pay for pa*
per* and the recording of both title and
mortgage W. M. I1UTSON,
Jau lJ--;> Master.
FEBRUARY 1, 1879,
i public generally that in the old stand of Clark's, near the Depot, will be
found a choice and rare selection of
Dry Goods, Groceries, Tobaccos and Begars. Liquors
both Foreign and Domestic^ Hardware, Sg-c.,
And solicits a share of trade. Mr. J. PHIL. SAlN, who is in charge of the store
will be glad to greet any all of his old customers, and new ones too, to!?whom be
guarantees bargains as good as can be had in Charleston. Hlgheatjmnrket prices
paid for all kinds of couutry produce*
9. L MM,
St. Matthews, September 0,1G70.
Announcement Extraordinary
tf of Merchandize
Large failures of wholesale business houses has enabled my agents
North to buy immense consignments of goods at Rock Bottom Prices*
These I shall sell, as I bought, for cash at the lowest prices ever heard of.
The immense variety, the most select quality in every line of merchandise
Groceries, Dry Goods, Boots, Shoes, Hats, Caps, etc, etc, etc., will sur
prise every body, at my well known AUCTION AND COMMISSION
HOUSE, where I shall sell at prices so low as to astonish the good people
of Orangeburg and the surrounding counties.
So famous famous for It* rare brands
of Native and Foreign Liquors is still
entirely separate and apart from my other department of business.
Call and examine for yourselves. I solicit your patronage nrut
respeciiuiiy, because it is to your own advantage to buy the best at the
cheapest prices.
Orangeburg, November 22,1S78. a 12mo
His largo and well selected stock of
Drugs, MediciueSjtPaints, Oils, Toilet and Fancy Articles
Five cents per pound. Your patronago is respectfully solicited.
Orangeburg, S.O., July 12. fl2 A. C. DUKES, M. D.
We bc?? leave to call' the attention of those interested toour large and well se
GOODS, CLOTHING, BOOTS, SHOES &o &c. to call at our store, before pur
chasing clsowherer as we are now prepared to offer the above goods at execedding'
ly low prices.
N. B. We have just received direct from the factory a large line of ILLUMI
NATORS, Parlor and Store Lamps, also 23 ami 4 light Chandeliers, and are en
abled to sell them at greatly reduced rates, we invite all to see the light at ou*
store am! examine Stock and Prices.
Russell Street)-next door to McMaster'e.
ORANGEBURO, S. C, Sept. 20, 1878. 3=s

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