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   Aiken Courier Journal (Newspaper) - January 1, 1876, Aiken, South Carolina                                VOLUME 2 61 1876 OLD W Septamber and after this the Poatofilco the week froxa to 1 30 and from 3 to 6 oclock aMperitVH Bridge and Ebnl 3 arfosfc and 6 oclock z our ono and a wff phyaici hits arrived iu and is stopping Rj the Highland T0REK negroes were on Wednesday and triksu before a trialjustice Beach for steal ing H bnle of are informed that ths Aikeu been invited to join theHSchuetzeu Bund of the TL nod to participate in the first T at commencing June Court of General for AikftQ county will convene here on Monday The only mui1 be tried is that of Sarah Matbewvflharged with the killing of her iflfant child sometime in November YOUNG man from the rural district got into difficulty wita one of the Aiken boys the other and after be ing pretty severely beaten over the quart he tie bystanders CotniouH I wish youd look good1 an see if I bam of Jacob ao residing on the Lower with a large amount of was burn abdnt BWO oclock on Monday nisrht On the sumo night the n barne of John Foreman and Aioneo the 1 utter losing as u two cows and a John Foreman saved most of A uejgro choreed with the o Jf cw uud brought to THE target shooting yf the Palmetto Club took its previously itn on Thursday At half itiivi oclock the Clab assembitd nt mrchoci directly to to Tdmre the iug iHQUiediatjIy commenced und con tiuucd unrii when the fol lowing prizjs awurued Wou by Wou by ftno Won by Won by Jonrt of Won by pocket Woe by Wou by J three shots off Won by two shots The bullwths Clarendon Hotel in the wav largely and all present seemed to enjoy Too much praiFc cannot be awarded the oommiUC6 4t arrangements for the man ner in which the affair was to the of matter which came in late this the most interesting portion of our relating to the late cheering news from Charleston and is unavoida bly leftover until next we shall give an accouufc of the great and influential meeting at Hibernian presided over by George Wil nnd addressed by Adger Major Seig Major Brooks wnd great and important question diseusscd was whether we arc to redeem South Carolina and hare a good government or allow it to degene rate into a CHRISTMAS Evt IN Httic folks of this community were all astir and in great excitement on Friday afternoon and over the pros pect of spending a happy time around the Christmas At four oclock we had the pleasure of attending the unveiling of the tree at the J The ceremonies were opened by the reading an original poem com posed by the gifted the The title ot the poem was The visit of Santa Claus to and in breathless silence each little lis tener heard his or her name for the fiwujme read in The little po em was a complete and was highly enjoyed by all The tree was placed tinder the with wide curtains concealing U ffcbife It was then lighted up with many small wax of various and the curtains drawn back while the Sunday school children were singing o beautiful Cbristums The church was very handsomely with ever greens and much to the credit of Aikens fair After spending an hour seeing the presents we repaired to the Presbyterian where it was an nouuced that Bishop of the Reformed Episcopal Churohl would de liver an address to the day school scholars of the and Baptirt This church was also beautifully festooned and dressed with and the Walla most tastefully decorated with appro priate and pretty suitable for the There w three the Baptist Sundayschool having united with the tor the purpose of celebrating their Christmas festivi The music fun ished by Professor King and the Aiken Glee Club could not be and the singing by the children was highly Hf his usual grace and delivered an appropriate wel come The address of Bishap Cumuiings was very entertaining his in u HO or is very He explain ed to the delight of hie merry little lis teners the mysterious ways of and recommended them to buiieve in Old as he had and ia his faceteous way complimented our Presbyteriau iriends for huving learned to use the green for dressing heir cUurch at the Christmas season j he thought they were and by adopting thi custom they reminded him of Reformed The Bish op is to preach in the Presbyteriau Church on Sunday rnoraiag and evening when the community of Aifcen will have an opportunity of again hear ing one of the first divines of the Too much credit cannot be given to the ladies and members of the Prelbyterian aud Baptint deuuuinutions for the taste and elegance displayed in the handsome decoration of tho Horee and buggy fur Apply to Wimberlcy or ON barrels of potatoes tor sale at ut low THE OLD BANG AT SISTERS They Find Tfcenwelves te They Value a Strongjippeal and are Relieved by the Kind Concessions of a of Tho that you are always pleased to hear of the move ments of the Old we in our weak give yon a scattering account of our second trip to on the HJjfc On the 4th of Decemler We in company with Lamar Wade and Preston to meet friend Holley aud boys at Fid did eight miles bjRlow Barnwel The weather wag very threatniDg and had been for weeks but old banters we Went the cold and with big expectations of a reunion onoe more with our Oa our wty down we passed through eur old home and much cherished The old town looked considerably dilap which at fust made a feeling of sadness come over but waa soon dis pelled by the hearty shades and genuine of all We Kpth white and Oar was at the store of our old where we had to lay in A supply of tin ohow piakles and a little The old lady was very reasonable in her and we take pleasure in recom mending her corn to the iparnwell boya as A We next called on our young at the store that worthy where wo met several of the old roots of Barnwellramong whom was one John Stdneyham such a welcome as Sid gave us wo sel dom Sids whiskers are as lonp and black as but Is not so fleshy as whfti we saw him he is re old negro was by his Hte smartly swunk but Sid Brown Friend Hubert could not join us but he did all he Could to help loaned his and gave me r water bucket and a prime buggy whip to make Kit and Henry we left the old town we saw the houses of severs dear old friends who have gone to eternity since our last visit and one of them very which made a gloom ciime uf er us and made us re flect that one like myself whose locks are getting must soon pay that last debt of I may have dwelt too long on old Barnwell to please some of your numer of the abundance of the heart the mouth doth Leav ing Barnwell we pushed and at one the hour we met Mi I ledge and the boys at Fiddle penjL We then took a pull of Halls good and a heavy snack from the fore r of John Pipers roasted pig and rtOOQ were on our winding way Milledge leading with Jeff Davis and Juck and Preston Brooks bring ing up the rear with Mitty Clyde and Heury At dark we struck camp two miles this side of Coosawhatchie had a good nights and were off by dayltgat next and reached Sisters Ferry at 4 jnet in lime to see tho land with our supplies and four of the Beech Island and among thorn was Linn with ten ringtail id his dttthing grey mare who Is usually a very goodlooking with hair andwha leers as black al and as keen ueporta mmn u over pulled a met us with a downcast look and a faco as long UB my The secret was BOOH re vealed the party been notified at the landing that we would not be allowed to or even unjwhure in that and then there were more long faces than It was we were all at and not even allowed to camp a very bad fix for the old gang to be ninety miles from home something had to bo and that mighty for the party was hungry and Old friend Williams was appointed a coin mitteo of OLIO to wait upon and aak permission to on his Our situation vaa shown in a very plain short Meafs toeing a liberal very kindly consented for us to camp one night j we pitched our tent and soon had supper with hot alter which the talking was and uriized with a great deal of to bacco At a late hour we all concluded to give ourselves up to the care arid keopiag of old a few hopeful but the majority ful about tho prospect for a We rose next morning at every dog was tied and every man pledged not tp fire a even at a jwd a cornnjjtteee composed of and Williams appointed eo call on John who was a large land and attorney for the rest of his Thoy were off by Run rise rode ten miles in a and found Tiser at his gin mending a gin We introduced and told our business with the best that was in The was very polite and but stern and determined to adhere to the combination of his neigh We talked almost tears in our told him that we were of the old and claimed to be gentlemen not disposed to hunt unless it was we were in a tight and we stuck to the like sick kittens to a hot and the Colonel finally and said we should not moles ted Huring our And now authorized to by every member of the old jchat we are under lasting obligations to Cojooel Tison for his kind and if ever we meet hiua in our we will endeavor to give him a big time ia any way he except in a deer for in game they are riob and we are We then put out for and made Jeff Jack and little Vino fling the sand j made tea miles in an told the good news to the lone some looking They gave us throe levslip the dogs of drew a gallon jug of old and all hands drank to the health of We soon had and the hunt opened raised buck which dodges like a fox j he trier who gives him but no Old friend Wil deaths was the next who with the sugar made a noble with eight fold wings It waa then we fiung the buck on Kitty and Preston Brooks carried him into feeling as big as Tucker did waeii his mamiuy The weather was stiJl and nest morning the rain was but we took between eight and Lish was tho death of another nice The next daythe shouting was heavy and rather but MiJledge turned over a nice young doe with his breech possum came pacing him both AIlHedge and flays Hart yon got him yes wu tfce And the old man pointed to hia winding about in the Jeeves head shot was I dont conie ninety to shoot But the next day at when the old fellbC was baked ag brown as a witha right smart chance of Hulls chowchoTt sprinkled over the Gang actions if not thatthe old man was half for they didnt even leave the oook a taste of the had one horsea little and The same day old friend Hams flushed a twenty pouud and lie fell u victim to Lhrce blue whis tlers from that name old eugur That gobbler went homo lor Lcmie and the and we have ug doubt that they had a big dinner ynd a big talk ovor the old Wo hunted till the weather was killed three pulicu up stake and started for We had our usual jolly timas md many amusing too numerous The oldest man oi Mis party cumnUtted an act which at the considered like He was standing at the low bsfore wa got mila from carap Preston Brooks wis taken very sick in deed from an bate df Upcle Petgra parched so much so that he had to get out of jhe wagon afldvlry it on the damp Prsatons seeing that prompt aotioir and was absolutely for the rest of the Gang were a mile aneitil of said in Uia ohatacteristic way Louk Jer Brooij if you and git in tkis we cram gopher holes and in a gopher o r o n Ill one of ninety miles he crawled the wigon great Wte gave layon biickhorns had two and in utea Brooks complftiocd Weatruck mighty good and ing he was all TMK Paid could forget Uncle Peers gopher holes him the At Brighton we ocock we reached La laid in morn found iftnt wo were trading with a who hftd married un Edgefield We claimed ndghboriHip with him at aud he Sold ns gooi drops very At 12 oclock that night we crossed Coosawhatchia and reached oar old hofses dogs in a used up Tha next of the Ganp refused and coin pkined of the big At Alien we dropped Idand took a farewell pull and drank the Tjsonand strings over Ki We then pulled tho and made our for Abanf 12 a stopto deliver HiatbeftV and hules and gobblercreated some litdc Wo SaTJi Bcllenget1 and the stone and the Whale rcrthcr crossed the erect snd cnok lunch aomo of Joe AHin Tobina oysters iu a few hours wo with the old lady En3 the in the thriving town of wishing a merry I desire to as Yours very DNS OP THB FALSE two oclock on alarm of fire was proved to be falsei From we can the Ongin of the ment cituscd by stfme one in the woods near the Old should advise our religious ly incHncd to in dned in the or go btyond the limits of the A fnll stock of ind onion Stts Peach Blow Bead er end Snakes when a monster at Powcllij hardware   

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