Aiken Courier Journal, December 28, 1876

Aiken Courier Journal

December 28, 1876

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Aiken Courier Journal (Newspaper) - December 28, 1876, Aiken, South Carolina VOLUME 3 —NUM BUB 113AIKEN, S. C.„ DECEMBER 2 8. I STC OLD SERIES VOL. 7.—NO- 313 MASi. ARR ANC EWi ENTS, j THE COXSTITUTJt 'KAL IK * V SE j which tl.e Honorable W. II. Wallace is,J AiKcx, S. CM Dec. ll, IST . I    „    ^    -    7~7~    90    iw    j Speaker as the “Icgal'v ’Constituted On rind afttr this date the Postoffice j    “Ci    l,<    ,cr    *    -    j Ilouscof .VtepresvDtati'Ves’’ of South Car-' hours w ill be as follows :    J    The House met .pursuant to adjourn- Lnlina -n mllinf,!!‘e W6€k fro™8:3° *' T t0c:3° 1 1 ,PnL    I Mt-sohm.    TittA    ©. m. Chamberlain tp. ni. Asthere is no mail received cn'Vun *    *    wiuuli    min, day the office Will not be opened on Unit day MAILS. I OPENS. , CLOSEST — • V **WIUWV.» IM IU, 'I he reading d" ye^erday’snoumai wa. j Staving 'been <&jfeifte£ Ut tthe polls as a dispensed with.    ca lick ,a to for reselection, .oil d ^placed in The Speaker called for’reports ol spc- j office antler the dccfannion of an'illegal cial and standing*eouimrttees.    I    General Assembly,by    the unwarrantable Mr. Gray, of Greenville, offered    the    j    use of military force,    is regarded by us following .protest:    i    as art usuper, and we    here avow our un- Charleston niailclc-es at I p. m. en Sun- j We, representatives of tffie    people    of!    changeable resolution    never to recognize i. .    .    j. ,    .    ,    ,    South Carolina, enter this our protest- h.m as Governor, and ovr* inflexible dp— Dunbarton, Hatnmond and Greenland .    r    '    uv* “'“exioie ae— Fridays at ti a. rn., and j gainst the resolution adapted by the Northern..    IO a.m.)    3p.m. Western...    Ilia, m.j    3 p. m (Charleston:    <4:30    p.    in..'    Oh. rn. ■Columbia.. 10am& 4:30pni|0 a.m. &3.30 pm -Mails close on apcn on Satur'lavs at 6 p. in Leesville, Methitt’s 4 Bridge aud Mf. JEbal mails close on Thursdays at 4 o'clock . jf». rn., and open on Saturdays at 4 o'cloot J 'House to issue pay certificates to each >p. rn. termination to repudiate hrs every act House of Representatives on the 20th and every act of the pretended Lieutenant governor, and every aet of tthe pretended Genera] Atkeuibly, os being witli- instant authorizing the ‘Speaker of the JIA TVE 11$ JA EJ 'EI AUiJA Columbia, Sunday Night, Hee. 24 —Diligent inquiry in official circles fail j to develop any change in the situation. The rn eiiiorial to congress, adopted by tho Constitutional House of Represents fives, has been forwarded to Washing-ton. There are. no signs yet of Chamberlain’s threatened proclamation. Gen. member in tbs sum of 6400 and-to the ■ officers and attach ees certificates for cer-j tain sums of money, fur tile reason that 1 the luud from which said certificates are provided to be paid is asked for as a cou-tributipn to meet present emergencies, and that the sums for which tile certificates were ordered issued are larger and j more than the surrounding circumstan— ; ccs warrant or justify for services ren-i dered up to the present tkne Huger 19 reported as having remarked I . **1 IIc",Phi11- ot' Abbeville, g*ve no’ that the    Democrats    'bad    acted    wi^,    |^ Ae-would a*    leatte to introduce j•    .    ,    .    .    ,    i the iollow»:r.g*'bills * n adjourning and in levying a voluntary ,    .    , .c    I    A    bill to change    tho incorporated I he    proposition    for    a    compromise    i r    p ,    „    , limits    of the town of Abbeville, so as to tax. ^nas assumed no tangible shape. A RADICAL SANTA CLAUS. Chamberlain’s cid financial agouti Kimpton, created quite a flutter ol excitement bv dropping suddenly down into the lladieai camp, on Saturday •night last. What this arrival indicates •at this time is a matter of considerable speculation. The ‘ antral surmise is that he has come to b lister up and Furnish the sinews ut war fur tile bogus j immediately and ascertain whether he Hump government, aud thereby get J has a nj communicatiovi to submit lo this some i i the mass of claims assured j body (for'Consideration previous 'to ad-which he holds against the State Jjourncicnt. Ile was closeted with Chamberlain for j Mr. Aldrioa objected to the resolution, sometime at his residence, end then I and-suid that any resolution touching an left suddenly on the tram for Charlotte. ! adjournment of the House at this time .Judge Carpenter yesterday appointed [would be exceedingly ill-advised, and luesday lor the heart ti;; of the argu- j therefore moved to fey the resolution on mcnt in the Pen*.terr-:ary ease, brought j the table; which was done by a vote of about by Col. Parmele s refusal tureens- j 40 lo £8. exclude therefrom the suburb -known as “Port Pickens.” A bill to amend an aet*:ntitl«d “Ar act to regulate the appointment, and salary of Trial Justice for the town of Abbeville* ’ Mr. Hulbert, -cf Laurens, offered the following:: I Resolved, That tbs Speaker of this House appoint aosuimittee of to wait upon his Excellency the Governor nize a pardon issued by Chamberlain. Judge Carpenter says be intends to decide who is Governor oC South Carolina so far as this case is concerned. The The House then recessed until four o’clock. The ££oxse met at 4 o’clock and im mediately we rut into secret session. At ground taken by the superintended c of! V o dock the doors wore thrown open the Penitentiary is that <Yi ar/beduin | a*d the House adjourned sine die. is not the legal Governor of S.iuth Car- out author Sty of ii#, ne ll and void. Resolved, Thai? while we, by these resolutions, assert *ur right and determination be governed only by the officers whoni the majority of the -people have chosen, and While we-rre 'fixed in the purpose to oppose to the uttermost the efforts id D. H. Chamberlain and his ass. ciatea to usurp the functions cf government in this State, we expressly disclaim any intent to resist ti e execution of che process (if Che United Stites Courts, however harsh they may seem, or to resist, uoddr any circumstances, the military force of the United States. IResolved\ the pretended government of which D.'H. Chamberlain is the head has no power, force or authority in South Cr. roll na save what is driven to it by the continuous support and actual use of United State tronps. It is the creature cl'political fraud aud armed force. >> itliout that armed, it is as impotent as U is audacious and unlawful. Olina, and cannet •therefore    s con vict. The Congressional Committee are dote© good work. Several additional missing precinct returns have been found, and other inaccuracies reported which will sweh the Democratic majorities in the State. TUE RIYAL HOESE ADJOVRXS The Rump House met on Friday, the 22d instant. After passing several minor resolutions, amongst others issuing the gratuity of a pay -certificate to W. R. Marshal, the leading clerk, of 8300-and another to the Rev. S. C. Goosey, for 8200 as a gratuity as Chaplain, Thomas, of Newberry, offered the following resolution, which was adopted : That the seats of the members of the Constitutional House be declared vacant and the Speaker of the Rump issue writs of election for the purpose of filling the vacancies. The hump then adjourned sine die. WIIO IS (J OY LUXOR? In the matter of Peter Smith versus the Superintendent of the Pc n it en tin ry at Chambers, -Judge Carpenter says it all rests upon the fact as to who is Governor of the State. There are two I establishment and maintenance of the EHA RL ES IOX OPEXS TUE BALL FO It II A JI RT OX AXD REFORM A rousing meeting of the Conservative citizens, was held at HibsKitnii Hall, on the evening of the giving expression to the determ wa hen of the people of the county to recognize no other State government than that of Hampton, and to give that government prompt, absolute ^cognition and obedience, with the assurance of practical and effective support. The meeting was presided over by Charles T. Lowndes, Esq., assisted by over one hundred Vice-and addressed by the President, C. Richardson Aliks, S. Y. Tupper. M. P. O’Connor, J. Adger Smyth, B. H. Rutledge, It. S. Tha'rn, Esqs, -and Genera) James. Conner. Tk« address and resolutions were adopted unanimously. The resolutions are as follows : Resolved’, ’I hat the Conservative citizens of Charleston, Democrats and Re publicans, do recognize Wade Hampton, aud none other, as the lawiui Governor ol South Carolina. To him alone will they yield, as Governor, obedience aud supports, and to him they pledge such aid and assistance, moral, fiuancial and material, as may he required for th gentlemen claimants to the office, Daniel ll. Chamberlain and Made Hampton * that the question is before him, and he has bis constitutional duty to perform aud that he intends to settle it so far as this question is involved. constitutional government of which he is the head. Resolved. That we recognize Win. D. Simpson, and none other, as the lawful Lieutenant Governor of South Carolina; ____ and that we recognize the House of J Dec. 21. AIKEN TO TUE FRO XT! Aiken has not theretofore been behint in Live move mcnt mf reform, and shtnild lose no time in following Charlestou in pledging to Governor Ham,*-tun and the House of Representatives, who have been legally elected by the people, the moral and financial support absolutely necessary in carrying on the government. A firm expression i*fi determination to repudiate every aet of D. II-Chamberlain, the pretended Governor, and tile bogus Assembly who have been acting wi h him, shield be manifested by calling a convention and acting upon this ail important matter at once-. Every business man and citizen who values order and respects riirbt should enter into this movement w-ith spirit aud vigor, and pause not until the true Constitutional Government is established upon a sound financial basis.— Otherwise the great victory attained at the polls at so much eo«t atfd labor will be of no account. To secure the result deuiatided by the Ilayosite eonsguracy in Louisiana, Jt was found neocswtry to throw out the returns of votes OSC& ia no less than fifty-four precincts. T&e bare statement of titre fact, which has keen elicited bv the House investigating committee. ies«sffi-cienfc to show the character of the Returning Hoard and its swindling work* The most infatuated bigot it* the party of Hayes will not pretend that there could have been frauds so extensive as to justify the total disfranchisement of that number of election districts. It is apparent that the whole business of the Returning Hoard consisted in the selection of precincts giving the required number cf votes, ami live rejection of which would secure the State and local offieers its well as Congressmen and electors. ’I here would have been no more difficulty a bo ut disfranchising a hundred districts than fifty, if that number had been required,and it is not likely that the H«*ard would have hesitated an hour longer over two hundred than one.— Hereafter, should this flagrant scoun-drelism be allowed to pass unchallenged. it will be easy for the party in power to couut out any possible majority Che Hoople might/vote against dfeui. Fifty thousand votes may be as readily thrown away as ten thousand. — Chicog*j Times, 4'krisiiuas Hymn, Lacs jesc. i Tui •X’ vrt, bi loved sot,, it, tcbrm J tnt-, xr Ii , pleased'1 Thus spake bv ice -.©teriial -Father, In seal aud -witness of the Son. t ii st, when in Jordan s 'Waters, (Ko bow-oil His human form,    * Obedient 'to that holy rite AV hi cli claimed him, Max Ni-xt, uh* a iii pretence of Hie cheson three lTpon the mount transfigured, Divine effulgence from His face irradiate^ Proclaimed Him, God. -ii. Thus spake the Scndiimself, whon o’^or ilic angry waves He raised HG<bend,—“Peace -bexiii1..” And lo the deati,—"Arise.” -And they obeyed. lKT>am the Resurrection and the (L ife.” "Jam Alf ha and Omega,—the beginning and the ending, •HTneh is, cud which leas, aud ic hic his to come, llili VjuAlIUflTV” III. Angels and archangels are sent before Ilim, lo announce His coming, His virgin mother, Gabriel thus addressed— “JJail I thou that art highly favored The Lord is frith thee “ Thou shall coli If.s name Jfsur ; Ile shall be great—and shall iv called The hun of the Highest iv. ;3k(|f.herds, watching in the telds at nmfet Heard the glad tidings His birth, I reclaimed by angels’ tongues— ‘'The Saviour tchich is Christ the Lord.” The heavenly host uuite their\oice and say. '"(/lory to (rod rn titr highest, and on earth I’eace, good will to man.” v. Wise men, the Magi from the East, B. ing mystic offerings—symbols of His rank, lo do Him reverence; The Frankincense, and gold ar.d myrrh. t    VI.    * Aged Simeon lock Him in his airns, And blessing God, called Him violin oi tire world; aud a Light To gentile nations. VII Holy men of old foretold bis oomittkg, And, in prophetic vision, saw througn distant ages ♦The Stau which- .-food o’er Bethlehem Jhcjy saw it lrorn afar—and blesriug(God Yielded    Hi civ lives in faith, Trusting in the promises. VHI Prophets. Priest? ard    -    Alpostles And a longline ofer^trfTo* Martyrs Have sealed is bb od' Their testimony to his Goahead I IX. Tho poor of earth their triLute bring The deafen dumb. the blind, the lame, IHutMesses of His healing power. The sick are cured—the lepers cleansed, The dead are raisad ; And hum* l-e -inners, sic/c in soul. but sound ir vat t h. Are ehatred with—“Go and sin no more,’’ “Thy faith hath made thee whole.” x. t»n Calvary the mount of suffering, When earth bare witness to His ^presence J vale, Wt open to us the gate of Tho five nii^fctHp^.J®^, He.^vho held the key of Death. *’ issiHLH'    the    sh..thnv\ ’CiJ.s.t <IJe. He, who had legiwis ef angels at His command, obedient to tbtsR, Ile left us in weakness, \ That he might CtUrn to us in strer.gth, He was with us in great humility. A man id sorrowsk.and acquainted with grief. But will come again with power and great glory,    ,    fc King of Kings and Lobu or Lords To Judgetuk wouu>! In fearful signs, And Nature hid her face in darkness, Ashamed to see lier 8avio«rdie. The Bornan soldier saw Hi* tire veil-eft esk, And said—1 "Truly this teas ttt-Sot, ^ Cod] ” Countless thouSaudi, who have made Their sorrowing ffiHgriirage oil eaith, With eyes mprunted t<9 hor.ven, Ltfmr oft ii int. Have seen by/aith Lhe-fletsHretched arms, Arid heard th’ iuxiting “Come to inc all ye that laborWLl laden,    ^ And I will give you rest.n are h&Ky XII. 5 The Church* Hit living earth. Unites her voice with all and says— - 4 *Thon art the King rf (Zloty. Ob. 'Christ I Thou art the evariasttog Sent of five Fatter.” 3 IKW on e    past, but near Him Xiii. Shall we, who it stttttd, * IL Th e savored of HK flock ; Not guided to His cradle by a transient star, •    • Buts tending in tffieSl full    effulgence    * DI »fer sun cf righteousness, Afd Dear the ervres Awe debt fey human sin vtas pa id,    v Shall we net rarsc owl4 venice *«4 wag Hosannas to the llKA|rjuK»rRim* > The great and glorious Redeemer^ We XU R REU L--CoU N S KLI.OP.—r«K )l .(St I TY God, The kv ERL a sn tot Father—-ms Prince EMMANUEL—Got* JTITirWS} J He stooped to earth? That He might lift tv* to heaven: For our sakes Ile became poor AE IV BOOKS. Among the important, evtnts -af this Centennial year, there ie cee which de. serves more than a passing notice—it is the completion Applotan’s American Cyclopaedia, the Quat -vedatoe of which has recently made its appearance. This is a contribution to fltcralore which the American people may well bo proud of, for many of tho best cultured minds of this hemisphere have contributed to its pages. The valse cafeneh h Wk rn a 'family 'carn    be over estimated for it takes tbs pilaee of a library of uiisc^l la neons Wf*ks, giving condensed mformatien on thr.tisar.ds of MifSyeofa. There are but lew who are so well 5 n for mea Chat they do not hear or read of matters which they would like to obtain further information, and even if they -had access to an ordinary library could not spare the time to look through different works for the daired iuformation. In tfiie Cyclopedia. the alphabetical amusement Is "R;h that the article    and reference is made to subject more at length*.    per80n, suppose that k Cyclopaedia necessarily, is a dry boot, something like a dictionary Such would* no-douht be 'surprised "ii thei contrary %iow tory attractive this work I?, with its -magiiiffceut wood cute, illustrating the jrtieles. Iti fact, oftentimes in lookiA for ar. nrtit&e they would be deja J| indefinitely by oiler articles attracting their attention no forcibly as to loose sight of for a time of the one they were in search. The publishers, Messrs. Appleton Cw>„ 549 Broadway, New York, seud to applicants, free of charge,specimen pages of the work and descriptive catalogue ‘ * « » » __ it A    - All I7$nsk is tiat the ProsiJfent fairly pctednhallhc mavigHrated, not a man sole title to the place from fw<rtNW^etu|^ing Boards', eornnosed of men who hud% personal interest »njag-- ^liopthe votes, and who had no scruples about doing it, Give us the President lie chose, not the man Louisans and Vice-President Ferry choose. They bld their two votes at the election, and tlie^ will not be allowed now to name a Prominent Against rite decision people.—Xeip Y&ric Sum, Dec. 28. IE /. y I    ^ >■  ——- Ex-Congressman    of    Vermont pretty good Repchfreao, but lie cannot -sipquictlj Jjy «ri listen to the as-sumptions of fippawy. He says plainly ^Msident of the Senate at-tempts be dflfciro what electoral votes W county fie re, ‘'a usurper.” The opii*x£ is gaining nmopg Republicans that thW *ness of usurpktioar has gone fai igh.—^ 'Boston Post, Dec. Ziqn’s IL raid calls- for prayer in tho exigency of the country. We second the motion, but would suggest that the 4 &    po    t pf^BA be    at    Ute eurnera of the street Wtslqmt,    in    t|K newspapers, ^on th? platforms,    in    the sight and hedging cl Ute people, and that they go into par- bes lie Oerume    poor ,j ‘“•MpPwd «w .mules, awl inform That we, through His poverty, might j    the Lord whit has l.een done, what ii L    .    ‘    ;    .    . .    - • be rich. He humbled Himself That we might be exalted, He gave aaliis lite, That we might hare lift:.    >i    --    -    | He clothed Himself in our humanity,    |    words, let US.have so;.;: good old-fiudl That He might invest it with His divin- I    orthodox    pix.vintr. that means bm tty,    f    I    r    - lie became a servant    in f ^huing dooe, and tier they think [on^ht to interfere aijd save the bono! •rid tfie salary of the republic. In othel (ss.— Springt' -i i (3/ass.) RcgmlRcau ;