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Aiken Courier Journal (Newspaper) - April 22, 1876, Aiken, South Carolina VOLUME 77 APRIL 18TG MA3L September On and after this date the Postofflce hours will be us follows During the week from to 1 30 oclock and from 3 to 6 oclock p Charleston m Green Merrills Bridge and mails close OH Sundays at 1 crfcuk and open on Tuesdays at 5 oclock PLANTING TEE On Saturday last the citizens and so journing visitors in our town witnessed a most novel and interesting the planting of a Centennial in the grounds of tho Highland Park We had previously heralded the coming through the columns of THE and intimated that it would be H grand and well wor thy atwng pilgrimage to this meccu of health we ac knowledge that we aware of the taof ahd talents of our Shakespearean Captain writing plays and and I he genius capacity of citizen Chat field for and carrying out in ttie way of building good hotels keeping thorn in firstcliiss this last TOiVfce planting of the Centennial treeiiitved oait a much more novel and interesting event than was promised in the The happy idea of planting the Cen tennial tree originated with John of in a pro to the people of commended the planting of trees all toter i those Godlike men oithe Revo lioiesof The plan wns readily taken up j but no where has it been entered into with more zeal aud vigor than in this our sanitary We regret owingto a crowd of eventa taking place this week in and want of ive nre unable to do justice to patriotic by chronicling the toany fine things said and beautiful songs sung oo this but will d us we The Committee of Arrangements were the lion G F BagJeyy Michigan J B Maine D II Massi chusettsS B C G Massachusetts C New York B P South Caroli and P New Some of ihese gentlemen occupied the grand and with them sut the Rev E 0 Rector of St Thiiudeus Aiken Eev Mr Philadelphia Kev Mr the pnei of the Geo W Aiken Dr P G Intendunt of the and The lades Committee consisted of J 35 Maine Mrs G F Michigan Mrs S B Cali fornia Mrs J S New Jersey Mrs P New Hampshire Mrs W L Conn L Wiit Conn Prentiss New York city Walter New Ro N T MamieE Worerbu Oonn Funnie L Y and Lucy The proclamation of His Excellency Bapjley to the people of a irfifet eloquebi patriotic if was tea large and in terested audience by the of 1 the Oscar followed by a telegram dated Detroit April Captain Oscar Coles May your Centennial trtre see an hun dred years hencea more prosper wildcat en ous nnd powerful than1 thusiast ever Telegrams were read from Wil of of New York of End of New oongrolu latory in nnd that bright skies gentle zephyrs fan ihe in the cer this ihe blessing of Almighty God was invoked upon the patriotic act about to be consummated in an impres sive and devout prayer by the EJgerton When the solemn amen ind been pronounced md responded tn y all within hearing of the Reverend speakers notional antheui of wns sung by the adies cauiwittee and joined by the who scented to catch the in spiration of the Then came tne event of the the plmting of the tree at the base of a lit tle amphitheatre of This was the most beautiful and interesting scene cf and one which tfe could not help hncying bore aflirikingrewmblance to ihope open wir rites of the wsr oir searing the infant Gigantia worthy scion of a grand old millennia race whose ancestor lived in the days of Noah and were old trees and looked up to the breasting the winds of learen in the very sume places where they now stand on the shores of the far Pacific when the Redeemer was on the And as guileless little ono threw agpadefull of the virgin South Carolina soil around it to the merry oulstirring strains of Yankee we felt like siyinjj may the litte Iree ive and flourish many thousand n front of Highland and may hero always be a good hotel there and i worthy Chatfield that knowshow to New Jeieyj Mrs F B Ohio Mrs A L York JSJrn J Q and Mrs F A The children who carried the Centen nial were Benjamin C Jer sey city Kalph F Highland Park Zuzie L N Y Jesse A N H Daisy Ill Frtinfcie J BiU Mo Fmnk R Dawf N H Harry L New York city Mattie B 111 Willie II Cnn Henry A Dcvoraht Jowa Wiliio Laurence France Robt P New York city Gailoupe Mass Lulu E Water At tliis stage of the proceeding there was a pause for the purpose of giving rofessoi our excellent photo rapher an oppoftunity of imruortalizinij the scene by the pictoral and well he acuompliihed his Some of the pictures will no doubt be handed downto future and prized bv childrens children for their correct V ness and to show how handsome grond nia looked in her waehiRgton cup one hundred years Then Captain Oscar Coles introduced who retd a beautiful poem composed by himself expressly for the We wish we could this fine com position tut our space only per mits us to the closing stanzas What though across our countrys path A cloud or two appears Her hands nre full of trophies wrung Fiom out ilit fleeting Tho uiitliualcd eye of youth Is And every instinct The stir of busy millions sounds Throughout the rockribbed Tis men we Men of pnre hearts and wideexpanding Men true to as needle to the today That we should pray Fer light along oar way anthems of the future roll Aud wake echoes in the 0 people of this ripening land 0 ships that sail from every 0 flags that wave on every 0 streams that oceaaward do Ape 1 bear this Torn s along Today tho harp1 of History Its richest music gives America is lull of joy To him who nobly Yet towards ihe past we fondly As marching on we For dear to us are those who One hundred years And from the mountains to k e hear refrain America is full of joy To him who nobly make We plant this ose rnaj Who Hvfein golden days to ot The spirit that their 1 May heaven its boughs with glad May earth its roots sweet moisture give I In girth may it those who speak to tfumbJ it is enough to say the noble poem f was rapturously speeches weremijie by wor thy representatives of different States of the for BrAn spoke most ably for the and closed with some very tary remarks for say ed a few more me friend Chatneld would here and uild a dozen hoteU larger limcn he wish like our aster tfitan they could be And Men who were born To Look with scorn On bribes and Without false THE Second Annual Two Gala in of dresses at the of Prizes of nade Illumination Ball In tho Ev at Aiken would soon rival Newport and Long because it surpassed them in winter and ought at least to have a population of ten thousand on being called upon by the President of the ad dressed the assembly on behalf of South in eloquent terms upon the glorious record and patriotism of her Moul the he ulludiog with just pridy t Hayne and Pres whose names will be honored as ong as the history of the Republic holdsapluce in the annals of the The memory of the bitter past was and in speaking of the unfor tunate condition of his native the speaker suid it was the strongest iopo of the sons of once proud Carolina to redeem this glorious old common wealth from the grasp of the unhallowed nnds who now pollute that she may je once inure an equal oj her fair tnd stand shoulder to shoulder with the llustrious Massachusetts each imitating the other in their devotion to the great whuse blessings shall yet be by unborn generations in the jrtat future before ov tluis it is they taught us who for free dom lived and Hie eternal Inw justice must nnd shall be That God bus joined together by a fiat all Ihe destinies of dwellers ncalh the Pal melUHipd the The Captains address was received with rapturous Other speakers followed with eloquent representative of the Old Granite of New York j of and of Connecticut j but our time is our space all used and with extreme regret we are obliged to say without inviting our readers to accoinpunv us io a splendid collation or wine which the committee j arrangements had provided the t ee planters inside where was a feafc of reason and a flow of The second annual festival of the Aiken Schuetzen GeselUchaft com menced OQ Wednesday At nine oclock the Aikcn Palmetto Club and the Aiken Schuetzen with the band of the 18th regiment assembled at the Lyceum where they formed in line and marched to the South Carolina Railroad to re ceive the visiting dubs from Augusta and On the arrival of the 10 oclock train from the guests were received by President were march ed to Park in front of the de where the procession was formed in the followingBorder Golumbin Post Aiken Palmetto Rifle iteville llifle carriage containing Kin of Aikea and Augusta Augusta Aiken carriages containing members of the army and honorary members of the Augusta Schuetcen with numerous other containing visiting After the line of march the procession marched through thi princi pal Btraels of tic town to the SohueUen pnrkUpon arriving at the the companies formed in Kne iu front of the President Hahn then formally opened the Feat it the following brief speech In behalf of the Aifcen Sehuctzeii I now declare andln fjve place who cannot address us on this T nsk leave to intioduce who will welcome the Jordan then said Gentfatten of the Visaing Your presence this diy aiFords us the gratification ami the pleasant duty has been assigned w a ujem ber of the Aiken Schuoizen to express to you that satisfaction in their and in their name i fore tender you a cordial welcome to this their annual Two years ago the Club of which you are the honored guests enrolling at that time twenty resembling then one of those Club f the mountains of which is the origin of so many noble Schuetzen all over uur then for their the open with the trees of the forest fur thidr But the Aiken Schucfzeu Gcsell schaft have upon their roll seventy and these beautiful grounds to which you are In speaking of the prosperity of the Aiken I propose to award them only that which they have justly But it is only necessary for me to point o yonder violetbordered and tlie many beautiful garlands which decorate this and you will know tlm none other but the delicate hand of woman could hare performed the It is then to Iwr whose in fluences raises as to out noblest airtn hond to her whose virtues is the object of ouj dearest wishes to dor whose love is the crown of our earthly happi that we attribute this beautiful Upon this one hun dred and one years as the sun from the eastern horizon Ciime mantling the pliiins of there stocd the yeomanry of but not as yfU to pirttke of the hospital itiesof their but to strikf fol1 American liberty and upon that us sounded the first clgri o OLD SKKIES N the first gun of the American Kevohnion was fire Trlnle wo cplebrate this the anniversary of we cofmmemnrafce one of the irrcat cvcnte o American To gentlemen of the Augusta it scarcely scums necessury for njo to ay unto you that we bid for it is as the parent viBiting the child fur it was through and by you tint we came existence as an organization md itis With no small pleasure that we remenber that onr corps springs from as yuu repre1 sent a great and glorious old groat in its great in time of PMHCC and in but greatest of all in those noble iuipulses of the human heiirt which teaches charity and good will towards your And gentlemen of our own be laved State wHat great pleasure it gives us to bring you to this joyous cele When onr fair State is groan ing under the wrongs that have been heaped upon and all seems gloom beneath the dark oloud that now cano pies our dear old these happy re unions to her sons are liken unto the green Oasis that greets the wayworn traveler amidst the sands of the desert y for here at least wefind a sweet relief from the sordid oppressions that visit us in the walks of civil and wo have beauty in all its grace and sweetness and hat naught should be wilting tomaie merry tins happy responsive to every has clothed thejSOeoe in all the bounty of her freshneaa and your hooored pres will ever make this a hallowed day in our But I cannot longer dwell upon thif You haw all the paraphernalia of mimib and tho contest awaits to buc far than those ex ulting shouts will be the laurel crowu that success wilt place upon the victors 80 enter the and well deserved will be the bard earned prize for in the hot con test that Germanys noblest eons will contort side by At the of Jordans remarks ti Elegant china tea set was presented to the Aiken on of the by War in an eloquent which was loudly Upon receiving this Imndsome President Hahn said Gentlemen of the Schtftsw Today is the day of our nui that our huve a gift to your nuikcs our and our full threefold From your gift we infer you wish UH iro to we will and we you to reuicmber that the doors of that us is our wil ever b rtady welcome Muy our good ioelings ever and bond of which hirnis ustogether grow stronger and stroi After the the clubs were invited to t set forth on u long dining in the rear of the dancing whith been discussed to ihe satisfaction uf the shooting bogtm and was kept with vigor until 6 During the day the dancing hall was well filled by the lovers of who tripped ihe light fantastic toe to tin excellenbniusic furnished by the Columbia Ptmt The danciiii hall was must pmtiwely and beutilily ilyMritoil with and and presented a w 1 very attractive The tHo rection of most varirti a Thty consisted ot tne with its usual siding bag mciug of which were well Jonthwed on Fourth
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