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Aiken Courier Journal (Newspaper) - May 27, 1876, Aiken, South Carolina VOLUME 82 MAY 27 OLD SERIES MAIL September On nod after this date the Postofflct fcowrs will bo as follows During the week from to 1 3 oclock and from 8 to 6 oclock p MAILS Charleston I m ni m m Green Merritts Bridge and Ebal mails close on Sundays at 1 oclock and on Tuesdays at 5 oclock LYtiCU TIRED OF THE LAWS RISE UP AND CUT THE Goa WAN KNOT IN A SUMMARY MAN The telegraph informs tal murder of an aged couple residing near Wednesday last by the lynching of be entire party ef five aegrocs who committed ihc At tim the which look place about ten days was a complete mys ti The instrument of the i dogwood club which was found upon the flbor near the led to the detection of the The it had been cut with a fcnifo in which there was 4 was found in the possession of a and was the first link in the chain of which proved beyond all doubt the identity of the They were five in ail colored their names being Larkin Hollo Stephen Austin Mar shal Perrio and Jeff They were iffomptiy and committed to when one of fche piirty wade a foil confes The people Haying decided that the rWachhiery of tbeluw was too dilatory a vnodeintht treatment of sach decided to matters iuto their own Thefirisoners were tnfcen forcibly and broad dajligbi the custody of the Sheriff and shot in the pres ence of three hundred Thr firing party was composed of no less than ono hundred and the one hundred shots put a speedy end to the guilty per peiratoisof the dreadful Hollo Perrin were though of what persuasion or sect report says They probably belonged to the blood wor shippers or Dervishes of Da THE EPISCOPAL VEN The Diocesan Episcopal Convention in Columbia riject d the implication of the Marks delegates ior In the vote which was taken a major ity of the clergy for but the laity curried it against tfieui by three Considering thatit is BO nearly a politi cal perhaps it was an illadvised move to agitate the matter at this although much can be paid for and Kgftibst it on both The who nifty be called the negatives in this object to admission it this time on the principle of universal and do not like the idea of fellow ship and fraternisation with the Whip the Smalls the Elliotts et id genus which this action of the Con would necessarily bring and the clergy no doubt devirc it nsjittle as the but having the command before them of Go ye in to all theearth and preach my gospel in land and to every we sup pote they do notseehow they can avoid ifec difaiinadark an is the prospect and Imtvy tnc they feel thai if jhere fe truth in the gospel of Christ it bt 0UR WASH1NU TON Way THE GEEAT to whom Elaine has so frequently referred as the man who will be sudden ly bprung upon the Cincinnati Conven tion by the Grunt clique is now known to be of now Minister to Grant owes his ad vancement in life to and is determined io secure him the nomination if It Wasbburnes wish that his name should not be mentioned too early as a He is very unpopular with his mid he knows and was therefore afraid to give his legions of enemies timu to kill him off by showing his absolute unfitness for the Chief Grant let the cat out of the bag the other how while in his and stated that all his influence in the Cincinnati Con vention will be used for and steadfast President his even with the rapscallions of the Kepubiican has been steadily and rapidly on the ever since it has been regarded as a fixed tact thatheJtas not the ghost of a chance of being re There are dozens of men in the Republican party who will have more personal in fluence on the delegates to Cincinnati than Grunt and it is more than probable that the scared by the earnestness and evident purpose of the distinguished leaders of the Libe rals and Reform Republicans7 will throw overboard all the old party and take up such a man as Cur tis or George The friends of he several DEMOCRATIC ASPIRANTS are all apparently Those of Bayard are especially and make up in zeal and hard work for iheir lack of numerical strength But the number of his friends is growing week by Ishoutd rather say his pvtitiealsmpporterS because ujN who know the able and ctmrteoua Sena tor are his The friends of Justice of the Supreme aie working actively for that distin guished under the direction of Mr John IX an honest an able and a personal rather thuN a political friend of The admirers of i t is to are working vi gorously for and are determined to lo their best to secure his The Southern members of appear to be all Tilden menj and the of the other candidates lo noc hesitate to say thut there ia a growing that his nomination may ome to be considered a party the time the Louis contention It does look thut way It is difficult to see how we can elect a President without the aid of New it the Republicans throw board their und select some uwn of irreproachable and with a good reform which is quite likely they will do the Democrats must put forward a man who has distinguished himself as reformer and a practical public GRANTS CHOICE TOR THB A confidential friend of President v Grant after infiatiog to the extent of half a dozen glasses of Bo you know who is going to bo nomi nated at The immediate answer from nearly a doEen persons present was was the said several of his or fNot right said the Presidents firfcnd you will have to go lower down in the The name of the man who will get the nomination witb a which his name is the present Minsster to France An incredolont laugh greeted this was the I am willing to bet Against 8100 that Washburne is But why do you rhink so queried nome Why do I think SB was the because the old man wants him You know as well as do thut Washburne made General and you also that Grant never deserts his But how about Conklinp was the next It is reported that ho is Grants favor and that Grynt is using his influence in Conklings that isall said the Presidents friend President may seem to favor the domination of but really do ing all he to secure the eleetiwn of his Marie my words Either Washburne or Hajes will receive the nomination at An ar rangement has been made by which Conkling id io throw the vote of New York for in case sees no chance of his own Elaine will of course lead off un first few but a compromise candidate will finally be and his name is Wash I incline to think there may be a good deal of truth in all It is far from certain that ihe Kepubiican candi date who leads on the first few ballots will be successful as the history of nominating conventions Re ward distanced Lincolh by u respectable majority on the second and third ballots in the Republican Convention of 1864 and jet Lincoln was finally I he race is not always to the nor the buttle to the strong and consequent ly Blaine must not be too sure of hie nomination at As for Cohk he stands no earthly show ef the It is barely possible that he may secure a complimentary vote from the delegates from his own but een thut is by nomeaue As for his being the choice oirthepresi the idea is simply Conkling is confessedly an out he is egotistical and arro gant in his and is the very hist man in the world for a man of Grants calibre to itie Fellows like Rufc Phil and Kobeson are more to Grants liking and although he may seem to be on friendly terms with thehihtned New York there be no doubt he would prefer tho some one else should be nominated at Be this as it Grants present influence over his piirty it ex ceedingly limited As a he has dropped out of pipht altogether in the sunset of his almost de serted by those a were proud to be counted among his friends und THE CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION first suggested in and the proposition was received with general favor from the Duvinr that jenr delegations from several States went to Philadelphia to confer with ihe Centen nial committee which had Already been appointed by the city councils The movement took form when Congress iu pawed a law providing for an international the appoint ment of a Centennial The international feature of the exhibi tion waw opposed by many members of and by none more earnestly than Senator who urged that the exhibition should be distinc tively as its main object was the celebrutiun of a great tational anni versary in which the monarchial gover nments of Europe had no sympathy and should have no The speech of his public delivered in the United States was an earnest protest against this feature of the In Congrew created by Centen nial Board of with authority to subscriptions to the amount of io bbares of not lucre than for the purpose of erecting suitable Pennsylvania through her contributed and the city of Philadelphia Since liberal tioos frcm many of the Northern auc Western States have been made inaic of the and the present Congress appropriated for the same THE SPARNICK May Editors Columbia Register Monday the trial of Henry Spar Judge of the Court of Probate for he County of for official miscon was commenced hefore his Honor Judge The protection conducted by of and of the Aiken bar the solicitor having ob tained the permission of the Court to leave on business at The defense was represented by of and of both col The first effort of the defense was to quash ihe indictment on several grounds all of which the presiding judge over Jury composed of three white jurors and nine were charged with the but before swearing the State objected to two of the colored and the defendant te the three white It was then and stood eleven colored and one which presented the curious spectacle of u na tive South Carolinian two ne gro lawyers and eleven Tho was clearly both by the direct evidence of the Croft and of the Aiken and by the of the defendant to these to whom lie acknowledged that he had used the The defendant declined to be examined as On the part of the it contended that jriating the moneys cominir into his lands to hisovn use is official miscon and the is complete the mo ment the puolic officer does sa use the money The defense insisted rhat un ess the defendant intended defraud the he was not crimiiiilly foots proved were that estate f was largsly and on the rayer of the administratrix the es tate was ordered to be sold in uid of the personal for the payment of the ors and the partition of the Tho defendant Sparnick collected from the and when the time caflie to pay it out Ie asked a conference with the attorneys for the administratrix and the said that he had used the money and offered to design eome chtnxs which he hod against the State to cuver the Ho did assign the claims to Croft in trust r theccd as Croft stnteit torneys agreed to advise thoir clients nut to proceed against him for sixty days the defendant Sparnick admitiing that he had macle himself liable to the penal ties of the After the of the bonanza Spuriiick got the claims back from Croft to prdVe them before the comuiissionerK appoint ed to audit the He has not yet paid any money to the nor has he returned the claims to The case was fully argued on both Judge Mabertook great pains to expound the law to the and care fully reviewed the He con eluded his charge by telling the jary that he charged matter of the offence of official misconduct had been fully proved by competent evidence aod the confessions of the Sparnick that they had the power to find M verdict of not but left it tu U if lidso7 it bo gainst both he law mid the evi It is but just to the deferent to that tne snid to the jury be did not think the defendant took the money with a fraudulent but not indicted for breach of with a fratwtalcBt for in which is any wrong that to use the money of an for his own purpowtwfls a wrong to es tate and to the tor which ha was liable underthe At the January terra of the the frauds of the Jury were so flagrant that Judge was pelled to discharge Jury I ii m sorry provement on the last the Governor good men when their who are law to prepare a list may think well qualified to being persons of good moral fcfttr of eoond wJ free fjfott all legal sacha jury posses I minded white or col y 1 crct or to look at before whom SpArnfck it was according to a We reproduce the well dp served mention of Ltie Insurance pendent Reyl Kstate of May ontantJ Arlington has gained merits furor wherwer it its No Companv o fully met the just of its rons PIBDMONT This company is rapid Established i the close of the recent it isjiow come the leading life company itH management having J onfined to gentlemen qualified in way to guide it to It it possible to read the statistics of last pear without feeling injured that the he company is placed in vigorous and energetic or the results could not have been achieved in an adverse period as that Though in existence little mow than six the company hid oo the 1st of January W policy In insuring annual income of AnOthfT impressive feature is thy profitable ference hetween the gross and ihe former b injr at the clone of the mid the leaving a surplus MR poHcyhoUIemof or of every 5100 of comparUive possUinn not exceeded by the oldest company doinjr business in this We to theee circumsfrmccs as not only of the discrimination and circ nf the manaj2emeiitt 5nt of skilfulnew and qaalitie iDdispeoBiblc to the succew of ft company capital and far easily io be We are happy to that thp Piedmont ignne of the forty life licensed to where it in inhiph aitd it is ftnauajly advancing to gtwter t f 1 a all Stylet and stock ef
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