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Aiken Courier Journal (Newspaper) - August 31, 1876, Aiken, South Carolina NUMBER 96 AUaTJST OLD MAIL July On and after this date the Postofflce tours will be as follows During the week from to I 30 Oclock and from 3 to 7 oclock I 10 9 pm Hammond and Greenland mails close on Thnrsdaya at G and on Saturdays at 5 Merritts Bridge and Ebal mails close on Sundays at 1 oclock and open on Tuesdays at 5 oclock GRAND TOR CHLIGHT RA TIFL CATION MEETING IN TREMENDOUS OUTPOURING AND EN THUSIASM OF THE OTIC CAROLINA SHALL BE WRESTED FROM THE The Humptonand Tildes Katification Meeting on Friday the 25th was the largest and most en thusiastic meeting of tbe kind ever held in Thentuftber of partici pant in the it is numbered about fifteen thousand per The banners and transparencies borne in the procession were very numer ous undof a character so patriotic and appro priate as to be The car petbag scaliawag element seems to have been a most fruitful theme for the artist to exercise his pencil One of the most conspicuous and significant was copied after From the rim of a candlestick rose a which had only to be seen to be recogciaed tiff thai of Immediately above it This was Tdub anExtinguisher of Twocross with bay and bnwie knives at were dubbed Agricultural ILU Another had painted upon tiitiplethoric on which was of Honest and the mtiiptkn of No more like platform from which the orators Addressed the vast asernblwgo was erect ed io front of the main entrance to the Citadel and was the handsomest and most substantial erected in Charles ton since antebellum The meeting was addressed by Edward P OCon John Gen Tharin and whose impromptu remarks are so terse and appropriate to the oc casion and times in which we that we think we cannot do better than give them SPEECH OF Ferguson said I tukc a a happy omen that on a brief visit to iuy native city I am peraiitted to participate in a grand celebration like the I take not as a personal compliment to but rather to tho Stute which I iu now a the State of and in the name of Mississippi I give you words of greeting and words of That State one year ago was South Carolina is under the heels of thieves and The people looked around thom and saw thnt they were ground down by a few hun dred carpetbajj That peo ple rose in their might and this thing shall not longer They didnt count the but declared that they would bo and today they are And I cau tell tbey intend to remain Cries of thats You cannot stop to count the once win the victory and you will liuld the Grief of you bet we The battle must be fought earnestly and determinedly but chere need be no no intimida The speaker then recounted how the people of Mississippi had freed them selves from the yoke of carpetbag In Ms he the blacks were five to one and where they were cut off from all help from adjoining they being in the same condi the people to They demanded a hearing at every publican face to de nounced the corrupt leaders of the ig norant blacks as liars and When they made false statements they clinched them then and and they apoke to blacks as residents of the same country with the same interests at They told them how they had been cheated and duped by their leaders they promised to protect diem if they wished to vote the Democratic ticket j and by this when the votes were Washington county had elected a clean Democratic ticket by over 500 Not one drop of blood was and noteven a fist fight That was the Mississippiplan howled over by Northern It was true that ID some sections there had un fortunately been some but it had been brought by the Republican as soon as it fairly ran off and left the poor ignorent masses to The same ffay was open to South Car Her people should demand a hearing at every Republican meeting and be there in numbers enough to enforce if their They should meet the Radicles face to and when they lied tell They should teach the ie tf oorant masses how they beeadujxd rand Tbey should instill into them the truth that their interest and the interest ofthe whit moo were the They should promise to protocfc nnd carry out their and if this was done there was nothing un der Gods heaven thak could South like her Missis from wresting the power from the grasp of the robbers and who now hold despotic and placing it in the hands of her own true and honored after giving in glowing and cheering words his expression of hope in South Caroli nas closed his remarks with an interesting anecdote concerning General Wade which will show to the people and to the colored peo ple his high of justice and his brave nobility ot soul ID execut ing that In antebellum when General was owner of large tracts of land in Mississippi and the master of a thousand one of his overseers was brutally murdered by a negro on the The guilt was tIcar nnd the guilty parties were arrested by the infuriated populace and cai vied out for immediate General Hamp ton heard of what was being and by his own personal physical and influence among the peo ple succeeded in wresting the unfortun ate mini from the mob and safely lodg ing in juil to await the due course of said you sons of Carolina will resolve to work from this day to the day of and make up your minds that you will win this you will do Cries of t We will we will There will be no need to rosort to violence or Be prepared iW violence and no viojence will Immense After others had the chairiiiitn of the meeting introduced General who spoke as fol lows SPEECH OF FellowCitizens I hurdly know how to address you Far more impressive than any thing that can fall from this stand to night ia the eloquence of this demon It marks tKe i upheaval of a whole itadmojnisbes that the time has come when intend to be represent ed you in your State Contention at Co lumbia bring back lo you tidings of good In full convention assem the great voice of the State lias South Carolina has flung her banner to the she asks now that every true son of the State will rally to her She appeals to you from the depths of years of suffering to put a limit tohcr and she calls to you to uniteas one man from the mountains to the seabord and work for her It would have done your hearts could you have been present in that Let it not be said that madness ruled the Not so Not so earnestly did that convention weigh and consider all the policies that could be and it reached its conclusion wisely and And the best fruit of it is that the spirit of unity of that convention went out to the whole And to from every quarter of her territory the whole Democracy stand united as one All differencies of all questions of policy are Tbey recognize that tEere duty higher than any dujjjf of devotion to the Itnd what State has resolved she calls upon ber sons to carry She hns inaugurated a platform the leading features ofwhich is trenchinentj Reform Heine And upon that going as she into a contest in which is all that iff dear to you and to she places as chief in that fight her best and noblest Today countless of brave men in Tennessee and who know the devotion of Wade Hampton to South Carolinat are watching tosee how true Carolinians can be to Wade The whole people of the State have in er when he has plighted faroh with friend or was never yet known to break And he prosiiiimod in fcia letter of to be the Governor of the whole rich and high and white and And we would say to the colored trust the man whom you know rather than the man who has come to you from abroad and brings no record with him and leaves none behind him save infamy and Place Hampton in the gubernatorial chnir and you will Iiave a Governor that knows how to be and is strong enough to Loud j It is the surest guarantee that every colored men can have for bis j rights that they will be in the hands of one who knows how to be just ond has tlxo courage to be I can but The issue is the bat tle is and the forces are march oi Cither On the one hand are the corrupt carpetbadgers and scaila wags who for eijht years have done not one single thing that redounds to the honor of South They have Roiled her they have dragged her down into the dust and dishonored her as far an in their They hare never in the past done aught save plun and their battle cry in the future is Five years move gond stealing in South Prolonged Ar rayed against these are the fim sons of the to whom herjionor is as dear as their own Let us with strong hands and loving hearts lift her from the ashes of her degradation and plaee her opposite her dia dem upon her brow and the ceptre in her Immense and cries We will7 Wherris your this fiirhc A la in Stand as one Work work work be and when the day of deliverance comes and she fttanus once more as our love would have her it will be the proudest recollection of your lives to re member that you too did your part in that Prolonged and deafening SOUTH CAROLINA NO RADI CAL The logic em ployed by both North and in the attempt to convince themselves and the country that South Carolina ia now and must for an indefinite period continue to be a Radical State is refreshing in ifcs sim It consists merely in arefer ence to so much nf the census returns as shuwsa considerable majority of colored voters in the coupled with the assertion that colored majorities always represent Republican majorities in the This argument or rather state ment ought not to be supported by reason or fact and really is by It is not at all creditable to the intelligence or capacity colored voter to charge that he always casts a ballot for certain candidates because tbey are labeled Re without the slightest regard to any other Yet this sums up the Republican say that Radicalism in South Carolina is a stench in the nostrils of decency and a standing reproach to the Republican party we do not deny that our leaders arc rogues and thieves and ought to be convicts that we have no measures or men which to go into this contest for support or even approval and uothingto talk itout except our disgrace as party yet as an offset to all there is a colored majority in the State and every colored man will vote for us continue to vote for us so long as simply because he coloredman and we call oarselvfea If this be then tbe colored voters only exchanged a form of slavery for which they wove not responsible for another disgraceful indeed to because wear it vufling h and withou attempting to throw it This Radical i not but u libel upou every intelli gent colored voter and ns false as tbe known principles and practices of the Radical party in this Many a and appealing alike to erery good Democrat and all honest Republi He sees the inevitable apd pro pares for its A tolerably keen observer of he gravitates towards Witnesftthe colored TiSdeti und Hampton clubs all over the he entering wedges in the colored phalanx soon to rend it All these things show conclusively that honest and upright Democrats are this year contesting successful with dishon est and rascally Republicans for the re spectable colored They point un erringly to a colored stampede in No vember and a brilliant triumph for Til den and and that reform we so much The Radical idea that colored majori ties nean Republican has been forever and wUK if has departed the last hop nf a Radical vic tory ID this Letter from the Conn Correspondence of The HOOSIER To the Editor of The CourierJournal It is quite interesting to us away up here in this benign region to read the various articles published in your paper in regard to thft coming county electioDj and more especially as regards the can didates for the different offices in the grift of the One set of men come out openly and above board and nominate such of their as they think would be best fitted for a certuin in afrir is as it should andremindsus of thegood oM times when were not so com mon as nowadays j it looks and snows that our people are working up and are taking an interest in the affairs of government and we say let us os inn ny good before the Nomi nating Convention as possible to choose as county is fcriew one ft people have not yet become with each aud its will be out by this and we shall soon know eacfc We do npt ugree with your recent qonesponderit who says that our people arc too eiger and hungry after Who knows that this pub lie virtue preached by is not a orb under which there lurks deeper purpose 1 The tiger and the wlvn about to seize thoir approach with soft and noisless step and in this d UUIVT iiiini iv j n m i Ii I dark have been so otten deceived county in AlaI c T that we have become very suspicious nt Mississippi and reru Mississippi larly gees Democratic by larger Cr itics thun there are white voters there and the uumber of such counties increases at every election in every sec In every reconstructed Start went wink nnw South Car olba alone The latest in Alabama this was as quiet and orderly as uuy ever held in that or any other and sj far as we know or Radical ingenuity has been able to not an angry word was spoken from the Tennessee river to the Ths only State in which disturbances can by any possibility arise is unfortu nate the victim of unauthor ized Federal to which all outrages have been directly and from which this year she will be finally freed The colored voter in his State has been the main stay of Radical thieving for the last eight He tas gained nothing by but on the has lost much iij the respect and confidence of his whitu whom in most cases helped to plun His areat last He knows whnt has happened every other Southern Rate and he looks forward to similar results in his He appro riates rhe fret that for thft first time since the white people Carolina irti thoroughly aroused and too much seeming are apt to tlunk we smell treason in the minted Who knows that Kpsilon ha3 uoisome favorite whose came he wishes to put forward for some office that oth ers have already been named Per haps he wants an office himself and dont want too much and that is the reason why he warns only a certuin class of men sent to the Nominating ft e say let as many names of good wen before the public as their tHtnds choose to put and let each take his chances ami have ring management about The people can and will run this county machinery witkout the aid of wire pullers or Ring To the Editor of CourierJournal Pardon me for sugefitin to jour ap pvoachinjr County the name of as a candidate Clerk of Court for Arkon I trust that you will nut this as anunue itrterfercnco in jour for yua mHst remetuber sS1 s made up in Pirt from a very rib of IjoVenVR Lhercfore we feelii z of for Cajtain Brown 5s in every particular and the Democracy could not office upon a more worthy citizen nnd tie more is poor and intelligent and true and welded together in the support of men urdcnv
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