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   Aiken Courier Journal (Newspaper) - August 24, 1876, Aiken, South Carolina                                VOLUME 2 NUMBfiB MAIL lt July On and after this date the bours will be as During the week from to clock and from 3 to 7 oclock o Charleston 10 9 po Hammond and Greenland mails Thursdays at G and open on Saturdays at 5 Merritts Bridge and Ebttl mails close on Sundays at 1 oclock and open on Tuesdays at 5 oclock of the Fourteenth rFfoenth Amendments to the Fed a Constitution accepting and stand upon we turn from the settled final past to the great living momentous issues of the present and the We adopt the platform of principles announced by the National Democratic party recently assembled at and pledge ourselves to a full and hearty cooperation in securing the election of its distinguished Samuel of New and Thomas of and believe that appealing to the reason and not to the passions of the and demand of the Republican party a fair showing in the appointment of commissioners of We demand a fair election and a fair We call upon all of the patriotic sons of Carolina to join We ask but a trial of Committing the State to our and if good protection and prosperity do not dawn in our over despoiled and disheartened then drive us from power with acorn and Our object is retrenchment and that by honesty and economy THE Thegreat and important event which our people have anxiously lucked forward to and which may be considered as the en tering wedge in commencing the great reform movement in South has taken Never since the war was there assembled at the capital of the State such a distinguished array of talent and representative men us met together on the for the purpose of es tablishing a line of policy to be lollowed in the coming which is to re deem the State from the clutches of the rapacious robber horde under the misnomer of representatives and sit in high places and squander the sub stance of the The active policy which the Convention has decided to is wjthout doubt the true one and it is a matter of no little satisfaction and pride the people of our county have taken an advanced position in the and ever opportunity has expressed themselves in favor of thy most prompt and vigorous meas under the wise and just administration maj reduce taxes and lighten the bur The has atlength attained politioel The mistaken pol icy which fiottto of our best journalists aijti whose fealty to the cause government cannot be have up to this time has beeo abandoned par ty1 now presents an unbroken tbat cannot fail to bring victory in Jthe com ing In this respect the Democracy has an advantage over the whose illiterate hetrogenous masses are lacking in all these qualities so requfette to insure General Wade whom the Convention has unanimously chosen to our standard bearer in this great is a man of pronounced all the qualifications necessary to lead the Democracy to vic and when it is co bring ifie onoe proad old State back into ihe wvjiof peace and prosperity from thrpiuch Badiwl corruption and she ftyfc io long been We havealways had an abiding faith in the wisdom of the nod that it would be equal to the emergency and do jnst what it Under the cir cumstances we do not see bow it could have acted General Hanaps tons election will be a jruaraaree to the country that the affairs of the State will be administered for the safety and happiness of all In the entire State ticket nominated is an excellent which cannot fail to in spirit the people to action and insure a victory n YWith Tilden and Hendricks bearing thebaimer of re form in affairs of the and as leader of the forces of the there can fril be no snch word as We must win the fight ihe following is the platform by the Convention THE The Democratic party of South Caro in Convention announce the following as its platform of princi ples We declare our acceptance in perfect of its distinguished reform as sisted by the eminently patriotic anc able counsellors by whom will bosur and prosperity will again bless our and the dissensions confusion and maladministration of the past eight years will give place to con good and a thorough restoration of the In accordance with the deolariiions of that and the utterances and acts of our dis tinguished we demand a genuine and thorough reform in the South and call upon all its irrespective ef color or previous to rally with us to its for it is evident that sub stantial and lasting reform is impossible within the ranks of the Republican ty of this We charge that party of arraying race against creating disturbances and fomenting difficulties with prosti tuting the election tampering with the and holding unfair and fraudulent elections with having accumulated an enormous misman aged the and injured the credit of the State with exorbifcip Jif thenF when col thus wringing from the toil and and livelihood of the honest poor man of the a large pcrnontum of his hard without giving in return any compensation therefor and has hopelessly involved in debt a majority of the counties of the Its manage ment of our penal and charitable insti tutions is a shame and a We charge its legislation as partisan and and the ity and corruption which have charac terised every branch of the government legislative and have no parallel in the history of It has created a multiplicity of unneces sary and useless complicated in their system and unnecessarily expen It has attempted o elevate to the bench two moat corrupt and degraded It can never purify give good and impartial or by ita moral force and exercise in its full sovereignty the law nf the We do not this condition of which every patriot most deeply upon the masses of the bnt upon their who have made such fatal use of their confidence and trust for it is our firm conviction that all the good people of the of both desire peace and prosper call upon all of our irrespective of race or past party to join with us in restoring the good name of their nnd to again elevate it to a place of dig and character among the common wealths of this great We dis countenance oil disturbances of the peace of the and denounce all instigator and promoters and earnestly call upon all of our fellow live of party to exercise forbear anoe and cultivate good will and if the government of the State is committed to our we pledge ourselves to pro tect the rights and property of all its people and to speedily bring to summary justice any one who dare late desire a peacable thons of the people giving at the same time absolute security and protection to the rights and property of Upon this paramount issue we invite the cooperation of every Democrat and Republican who is earnest and willing in this crisis of our to unite with us in this great CANDIDATES FOR CONGRESS AND PRES IDENTIAL Wagener and McGowan were elected as the nominees for elec tors for the State at by acclama tion The Convention took a recess of thirty in order to allow the Congres sional Conventions to The following were nominated for their respective Congressional Dis Richard son for for of Clarendon Aiken for William of Colum Ev The following were riominflt0ft for solicitors by the Judicial Convention First of COMPLETING THE STATE After the on motion of CoK Simon the Convention proceeded to elect a candidate for LieutenantGov Colonel Lipscomb who was elected by acclima The names of Kershaw and of which had een being following were then elected by acclamation Johnson for Comptrol leiGeneral James for AttorneyGeneral j CoK R for Secretary of State j H for State Treasurer Hugh for Superintendent of Edu DeLeon declined to serve as State and of was elected to take his Moise and McKissick were both nomi nated for candidates for Adjutant and Inspector Upon a vote being Moisc received 78 and was declared McKie sick received 43 The election of Moise was then made unani Wheu General Conner was nominated for AttorneyGeneral by Colonel Has turned he was again called and spoke us follows President and Gentlemen of the hardly express how grateful to me is this mark of the confidence and regard of those who are so much endeared to me j of those who are here as the representatives of the people of South devoted to and toping to bring back to by the effort every true son of the those days when tobe a South Carolinian was a pride and I feel in this you have paid a tribute to something higher than any tribute to freedom of and freedom of On the issues which divided this Conven I was in the and you have taken me as a candidate on your thus heralded abroad thnt the Democra cy of South Carolina are united as one I have only to return you my heartfelt thanks for the honor you have done and to pledge you that everv effort in my every thought and feeling of my will be devoted to carrying to success the cause which you and I have so mucn at Henderson moved that a com mittee of five be appointed to prepare an address to the country in defence of the Democracy of the against the charges brought against them in connec tion with the Hamburg and that they report at their leasure through the public Moore said that any vindication was now uaneceasary that the press of the and the gallant men of Edgefield had already vindicated the Democracy of the State j and that the address which the committee would pre OLD SERIES In the better of our when the surest passport to official sta tion weft found in the the hon esty and the integrity of her public ser the most distinguished sous of South Carolina looked upon the Chief Magistracy of the State as the goal of their highest and the best re ward of their public If men of whom Carolina is justly proud held in such deserved estimation the distinction of being thought worthy by their fellow citizens of the highest in ihe gift of the State in the days of her prosperity and how much more highly should I esteem the honor you have done me by calling me unanimously to lead you in this hour of gloom and peril You arc struggling for the highest stake fur which a people ever for you are striving to bring back to your pros trate State the inestimabe blessings which can only follow orderly and regu lated under free good gov We believe that these blessings can only be secured by a complete change in the administration of our public National and State and believing that our sympathies and our interests lead us natur lly and inevitably into alliance with that great upon whose ners are inscribed the watchword of good hard money and home you have endorsed and ratified the pLtform of the Democratic adopted at Louia and planting yourselves firmly on you look forward hopefully and confi dently to in which yuu not only but to which you have The platform which you have adopted here is so catholic in its pare mightjpossibly not be such the j so strong in its and Con veniai considered thei ought the wisest course the matter The ner said that Execn ftppointed the May ing done this now yes functus and ellj nils name was greeted with and when his election was the cheering was renewed with cries of Conner 1 Conner CONNORS HEARTY informed the Conven ti6n that GenConner was not then on oor of the When he re they now that their successors might be Butler moved that the President of the after consultation with the nominees on the State appoint an Executive to con sist of seven and that they serve til the next nomination for State are till their successors are ap General Conner said that when the Executive appointed in entered upon their they almost every kind of organisation Uting among the Democrats through out the The Committee had pre nred a uniform plan of organiiation or the party which he and after some was of the Committee on reported that that committee bad a surplus fund on hand and request ed instructions as to its On motion of they were requested to tarn it over to the State Executive The Com mittee appointed to wait on General Hampton then came con ducted him to the Presidents and reported to the Convention that he was now General Hampton was greeted with prolonged and as soon as they bad spoke as AUDRE6S OF President and Gentlemen ofvhe Convention In accepting the honorable position to which you have called that of your standard bearer in the greut struggle for which you have I do so with the most grateful appreciation of your and the most profound sense of the high duties ami the grave responsibilities pertaining to the posi its that every man in South Carolina who honestly desires reicrai can find room to stand upon With such a where our citi zens of all parties and all races can assured of equal rights and full you can surely bring back to our distracted State the greatblessings of good As for should I be elevated to the high position for which you noimnaed my sole effort shall be to restate our State government to to 11 economy and to I shall be the Governor of the whole knowing no making no vindictive discrimi holding the scales of justice with firm and impartial seeing as far aB In me thut the laws urc enforced in tempered by protecting all classes and devotmg every ef fort to the restoration of prosperity aud the reestablishment of honest govern Thanking for the honor you have conferred upon and invoking the blessing of God oa your praiseworthy effort to redeem our I here pledge myself to work with you in thut sacred with all the all the all the ability awl all the consistency ofwhich I uu ca He was interrupted with frequent bursts of At theconchwiop of his speech he retired to a cofa on right of the hall where he seated tijl the Convention Butler mnved that Col ft member of the National Executive Com ai it be requested to nafce State ment to the Convention he thought proper The motion was Rion On General took the chair for a few the Convention adopted a to General courteons and in which he hnd John R for   

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