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   Aiken Courier Journal (Newspaper) - January 22, 1876, Aiken, South Carolina                                 "Awa-. 0  aikei^, s. c., jantta/rtt sa. 1876  AWR A NC EVENTS.  ■'' >    -    *‘ 1  i  f     »' •'.' ' '  MW; RC.;43ept«nib«r I, 1874.  FSi ®b«r Qii* dale the Postoffice WtoVs:  tbi’^eek from 8:30 s.. rn. to I JO KtM And from 3 to 6 o’clock p.  d 'Jib    .f    ’    V    te‘. '  •f 4 ” OPJBfts.  rem.;.  rteston  irabia./  110:30a. rn 4:30 pdfc. I 4:30®. IAI  'lr  CLOSES.  We tope none of our readers w.ho hav^received the red cross on their papers will find the same a hard cross to bear. It will be a heavy cross for us if they do, and fail to pay up; for Ive need the rn one} to pay our debts with and •purchase the sinews of war for the coming campaign, which now bids fair to be an animated one.  I It):SO a.pa. 9.-3Q a.m. & 3 p.m  jS^^^SP^bar ton, L#e'sv4)fWHam mon <f, (ireem^ 4^^^r4j Merritt>8     Mi.    Ebal mail#  Sundays at I o’clock p. rn., and  ^MiPNHK p. m. m  fV*.'■    n.. r'.r'f '»j>i. j filii v> , Z > —fyH  mmm  WK Dotter  OLD SERIES, VOL. 6.-180.264  resbyteriao  Stole of friend Harbors is Ag repairs  mr  fig TrPT's*  KIU 'I  ft  ApffN RgbinAon’sAtrous ex-to Augusta yesterday^’/ ^  BSE*  j*    i’    „  games of “Ahioity” and  ,rr 17: rn  follre taken the place of  **■' ■ ‘Ar- »    '    *  n^Augiwt* folks to act Mtisfied.  jflk. .*>*    ,    -    r    -    “>•    a  they nay it’s  H&Pfisigt  rltirifriMir/^l 1 ' I fir- * vV- §L2£# i '  saiawciH'  WK]  Attention-, Aiken Hook & Lap-b** Company, No. I.--Attend the regular monthly meeting of year Company, at the Truck House, Monday evening, January 24d, at 7:30 o’clock. A full and punctual attendance is requested, as there is business of importance on hand* By order of the President. ll. B. Randall,  -j.,-    '      Secretary.  Burned to Death,—A little three-year-old eon of Mr. George H. Moseley, residing near Windsor, Aiken county,and an employee tin the South Carolina Rail-road,  w *8 fatally burned on Thursday, the 14th instant, by bis clothes taking fire from a brush or log heap which h|d been aet near the house. The child Un-gored in great agony until Friday night., when death put an end to its suffering*, ’•    _  honest, hard  AaexpH Martin, an working negro man, living on the Burkei place at Summer Hill, two miles from Aiken, oh the Graniteville Road, was called to bk door on Sunday evening last and abet at several times by parties unknown. Martin say* he thinks the assailants /went negroes who envy HM| pl acc » which is an honorable and; profitable one, and want to get him oat of the way, so they can obtain it themselves. *'  Another o£d Citieen Passed Away.—Another of our oldest And mostj respected prij passed away on  the 6th instant—Mr. Edmond Kenned^  [C0MMU|ldAT*IL3 Mr. Editor.—Another iawadiary fire : The barn of M* iffcos Dicks, of Beach Island, S, C., with corn, fodder, hay and fanning utensils, were consumed by fire on the morning of the 15th instant. It is alarmingfoe deplorable  condition to «hicl|oar: Optra try u being subjected. Is ther?novelly fbvAfais ted  state of affairs ? Pri<*fc the W the burning of birt*, stably gipbouses and dwellings was, in tbit known. Was it thai ih«je were fewer bad people, or wa* it dhftthekws were better and more ridged^ ifforoed J An enemy in the darkie to Sfcpe»tly dread-ed, if not feared. TKe^bUeditioa of Ste  ciety is indeed depfiJj^R^; there is no  protection to life, liberty end property. Silverton, S. C, Jvi. 19,  •/ * V  Amusements.—On fflkursdhy evening next Hie citicens aud fi^on of Aiken will have an opportunity of witnessing an amateur performance, under .the auspieies of the Amusement commit te# well worth seeing, and one that will do Agreat credit to the town and to the ladies and gentlemen who have kindly  volunteered tft take part in tile same._  Bul work famous playof tW “Lady of Lyons,” is the one ohosen^r evening. The east is a splendfii one, and when we announce to the public that Mr, Walter Keebh> is superintending the scenic part of the affair, and with two young ladies who rendered such efficient aid in the plays which were. gotten up some three years .ago, there is no doubt about the Lady of Lyons beiag an entire success.    A  THE AMNESTY BILL BEYEA T ED.  The Amnesty bill which wee brought up by Mr. Randall, Democrat from Pennsylvania, in the early part of the present session of Congress, and laid over until after the holidays, reads as follows:     v    t   “That alt the disabilities imposed and remaining on any person by virtue of L*? 16  *«ctioo of the fourteenth ar-hwn laOf un^picle of amendments to the Coastitution of the United States be, and are hereby, removed ; And every person is, and shall be forever, relieved therefrom, on his appearance before a Judge of any court in the United States, or of any court' of record in^the Skate of which he is a resident, and taking and subscribing to the following oath, to be duly attested and retarded : ‘I, A, B., do solemnly swear or affirm that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States  against all enemies, foreign and domes-  . •    « . ___  f  ^SIPPER ON THE RAMPAGE.  This Black Bull of Basing broke into the midst of a debate on Aho Barnwell and Blackville Courthdnfe bill .and  tic ; that I will be&rr true faith and  “a  i4U-  'wm,’  .--nj,...  mg.  La  a:  ottee .off  mmm  sd,, ana lite;  J.,7* Si*. ’■.XU i  boys  WW  SHedl  EgH  WmM  25  yx a  to  HH of  L.c : CS-  RS  p  rn  !<v^|  Spring, and removed to his late once, Bridge Creek, in 1818, having lived in the immediate vicinity 83 PMJing the deserved respect and esteem of all classes. In olden time, as a farmer,he was eminently successful. Ever kind and hospitable to his friends and neighbors, he passed away and left no stain upon hts honored name. He leaves an aged mfe, a son and daughter and three grandchildren in South Caro-lina, with five ethel aond and numerous grandchildren in the far West.  Condemned 4t the North.—Every respectable RfepuWican journal in the Npr^ ^ Westfcw%ins the elect ion  The  County edited. byOceeral Hawley, and «M or aie ntoat pronounced Repub-ffip ^apewitt ';the ' conotry, comu.e .ts  W ‘*etnf aW y-»i>j|ow M   ‘'The So*tk :€»t(>l i aa LegWa.ure, af  fy  icing the tax  terTgauung  i*t r  seemed to be desirous'to gro to the  cided  Chamberlain, the News andI Courier and the newspaper world in general, which is too vulger and abusive to appear in print, when a member rose to a point of order and stated that he could not understand on what grounds the member was allowed the floor if not to speak to the questioa before the House. Speaker ^Elliott ruled that Whipper was in order on the^ound that the character et the member had been assailed and if the charges were true he had no right to a seat on the floor, and should be allowed  cd tc prove the falsity of the charges._  And so he was allowed to vomit forth the filth that was in him to the disgust of every decent member in the House.  * V  TTf  %r f  EH I  tm  Whored |ii>ojSo—Dioell ^ Fec  thousand Abbe-  \:.Aa  IYtet  rery hastily di ci bcNliSM^emte Judge of the Su-ighf Circuit Judges , jrtvnamed W r right to the Supseme Bench and Jus pei*8on8,. includ-  st-bb veruor  ' '  DOWNFALL OF LESLIE.  Governoi Chamberlain’al veto of the Blackviile-Barnwell Bill has been sustained by a vote of 76 to 22. The ex-Latid Commissioner has been an unfortunate card for both places. It was an evil day for South Carolina when he set loot upon her soil And the sooner he and numerous other rascals of that ilk take up their carpet-bags and travel, the better it will be for tbemselvei, for a day of reconing is at hand.  ■rn  m- v   ;ism  , .'j  r  digni^^af eudt fraH I which foe  HH&HiHMfef we  flteaAtejjiyfit tb^rvesti^ate the Missis-““ Jt iibbuld not overlook the  *    V    .  the  inst th# idings hate.a Ie feel less in-& ns those bv Cf Mississippi de. If tile  ’■ “S* bt* ^    .    i    <  * South Carolina.  V ' «f  -Av >  ii". Chanob^*-Henry | Hahn'e large stock pf goods is selling off  '■    figure;    - '"M  y' ti  oses i    Piedmont and Arlington Life  ^.Insurance Company is now a firmlv es-^^^MAbJishvd institution of the country. It ^ dias passed the experimental stage. It has won its success and popularity in the face of violent opposition; and even those who, eight or nine years ago, were Anxious to predict its early collapse, Jjow find that time has developed its str^iigth r  and established it as one of ifoo*/tiMtt financial cesses of the tSoutfk The prosperity of this company has bfon th ^Inspiring cause of the es-.^blikhuieiH of many enterprises in the abuth?that.are daily gaining the confi-dence of the people. There was never any substAntial reason why the South should not excell in its business schemes. The success of the 'Piedmont and Arlington wfll lifer be an argument for the encouragement at business enterprises in the South. Is there any substantial reason why Southern institutions should ! not have heartiest eticouragement T  allegiance to the same, sud obey all laws made in pursRanoe thereof^ and that I take ibis obligation freely and without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion whatever/ ”    4  The bill was again called up on Tues dav, the lith inst., when the discussions continued five days, and Were very anis mated, fierce and noisy, and at last, un-fortunately, resulted in almost a section sjdfiglit. This state of feeling e  was bftught about by an amendment offered by eX"8peaker Blaine, the Radic&l fead-er in the House, excepting Jefferson Davis from the benefits of cbe ;  general amnesty proposed in the bill.  The speakers in the debate were ex-Speaker Blaine, Gen. / Blinks and Garfield, Republicans, and Randall, S. S. Cox and Ben Hill,of Georgia, Democrats. Blaine, who is trying to out do Morton in the Senate^wong high the crim-hob PhfrtrairtaS. atory speech, in which he attempted to hold Jefferson Davis responsible for the sufferings of the Federal prisoners at Andersonville. To which Mr. Hill replied, making one of the most effective and eloquent speeches in his life. He disavowed any desire on, the part of the South to revive the ill will and animosity which time had dissipated, or to indulge in crimination or recrimination, that the truth of history required vindication at his hands ; that the testimony of Surgeon-General Barns and Secretary Stanton showed 270,000 Federal prisoners against 220,000 Confederate prisoners ; of the former 22,000 died. and of  the latter 26,000—aoatio of 9 to 12_  The first portion of Mr. Hill’s speech will be highly commended by all natriot-ic men, while the last, where he departs from the defensive and becomes aggress five, will be y  as earnestly csnsured as wanting judgment and political foresight. The trap was set for him by the wary Blaine, whose aim and purpose was to revive the dying animosity of the war and make capita] for the Radical party in the approaching Presidential campaign. One of the best points made by the gallant Georgian in his eloquent speech, was the following :  “Sir, my message is this : There are no Confederates in the House ; there are no Confederates anywhere ; there are no Confederate schemes,ambitions, hopes, desires or purposes here ; but. the South is here, and here she expects to remain. [Enthusiastic applause.] Go on and pass your qualifying acts ; trample upon the Constitution you have sworn to support ; abnegate the pledges of your fathers,and incite rage upoo our people and multiply your infidelities until they shall be like the stars of Heaven or the sands of the sea shore, without number ; but know this, for all your iniquities tile South will never again seek a redress in the madness of another secession. [Continued applause.] We are here—we > re in tho house of our fathers aud oui  brothers and our companion^ anti we are at home to stay, thank god ! w  [tfuoh  applause.]  We regret that want of *{S|fee prevents our giving even a brief extract front foe very excellent speech of ken. Banks, which was full andglowingwiUrgenuine patriotism from beginning «e *a&' J&-S. S. Cox also made a Qitet etpiuing and satirical spfteeh, which^* frieo^ say was the greatest effort of shit life J/ The vote on the paasape imfli/ frll  rP _ suited as foil >wa : ' Yeas, ’ nays, 97. So the requisite twn/&igi hot voting in favor of it, the UU wss lost.  ■'* ’ Ss«m :   PORT ROYAL dc THE GREJtf MAGNOLI^om  It is not generally*; IciWftrn, J  perhaps, that you can arri ve in Aiken by the way a ol Augusta, frow Now York And tbA great cities of foe west, by tiftA/route. which is furnished With the  ing cars ^ the world. i *n the last named place—17 miles distant, from whence there are three connections, both morning, afternoon and evening. * Afid So by the same route you ma\ leave A item by foe half past six o’clock train in the mottling, as we did the other day, Wlih a select . party, and after passing through a very interesting country, find yourself in foe old town of Beaufort or the new and more interestingly in    ?ort * Royal,  the great U. S. Naval Port on the Atlantic coast., at twenty-five minutes past two in the afternoon, in time to dine at Capti C. C. Warren’s splendidly kept hotel, the Mansion House. After which take passage on his new s*eam yacht, called the “Flirt,” and visit foe i|ttn-clads, the magnificent bay .and islands,  and return to the hospitable Mansion House of foe Captain in time for an  appetising supper, such as yen; ca*kgef at none save  SJ ■  by the Magnolia x^te is reached at half past three in the afternoon. At Yeniasegja future city, perhaps, iii*.the magnificent distance, nut now a little hamlet of three houses—-a dwelling henge, a driving saloon and a depot building-—nestled in the dense f'test, the road branches .off for Savannah. While resting herb for half an hour, our eyes were blest* with . the sight of our old friend, Dr. Cook--not the v^ritible Doctor in jwopria per ■ sona, however, who is go well known in all this region as a n cd:ens of note and a great railroad man—but a magnificen t  <• J    rn     1     * '  new spiuk and span locomotive,which the company have christened after him  r    •    -    V    ♦  pulling a long train of cars. We took-off our hat to the Doctor, and with a god speed flew away upon our journey to the port, 25 miles distant. Everything on this road seems to be done to insure the comfort of the passer gcrs. Whit we seldom or never observed before do any railroad was a gang plank from the car entrance to the plat%up—certain lr ’  t    'A  a great convenience for thi? ladies ‘and  persons rf infirm health. Ana^ 5 jfe ymi should chance to fell in dittany aud make the trip with tho gentle^ny Su-perintendant. Major Flemming, and Conductor Fuller, as was our  tune, your comfort and a plea^nt^tnp  foe railroad  will be assured. When project which is now on foot ^ eonnect-this road with the Charlotte, Columbia & Augusta Railroad by w^y of Aiken and Allendale is carried out, Aiken will . then have a Magnolia Route of its own, and foe trip r.o Port Royg} and the se 1 shortened by >cyeral hours  will be travel.  J. O. Mathewson <k Co. are offering' fertilisers at very low figures. TimesnhM payable by (he 1st bf November. 1876- < without interest, with option of parii^ V in middling cotton at 15c*, "delivered ® your railroad depot. See advertise i-eqt.  It will pay you to read file ade*-* • '"Ing columns of The Courier-Jouunau  A*.-.  •/•'/CV  'rn -v  W-f  V-J-% » «*  rn  .4 j • \  ■- ‘V  • te  . 'VV   

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