Aiken Journal, September 26, 1874

Aiken Journal

September 26, 1874

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Aiken Journal (Newspaper) - September 26, 1874, Aiken, South Carolina HP -S- AIKEN VOLUME 4 —NUMBER 199 AIKEN, S. O.. SEPTEMBER 20 $2 PER ANNUM, IN ADVANCE POLITICS IN TEXAS Congressional Nominees! RADICAL MACHINATION ! [Correspondence of the Aiken Journal. Houston, Texas. Sept. 23, 1874. Editor Journal :—The political status of Texas is decided Iv Democratic, after nearly nine years of Radical and Bayonet misrule and anarchy, during which time every rights, every hope •of the people was trampled under foot, and every wrong, outrage and humiliation that malice and corruption could conceive heaped upon them. In the last State election the Democratic cause was triumphant by fifty thousand majority, and to-diy the majority will not fall short of seventy-five thousand. There is to be an election in November next for members of Congress, aud the Democratic conventions in the different districts have just put forth the NOMINEES. In the fir t district Hon. John II. charming all who hear him with his fluency and rhetoric. The Fourth District nominated Hon. Roger Q. Mills, one of the present in cumbents from the State at large. Col. Reagan was nominated. He is an old Mills is a young man, yet is possessed to an eminent degree of that personal magnetism that draws unto him friends and makes him popular with the people. His is a quiet, comprehensive mind, and he is one of the most ornate speakers in the State. He did good service the term he served in Congress, and will return with the ability to do more. Of the nominee of the Fifth District, Hon. John Hancock, present incumbent from that District, I have not much to say. He is a mao of eminent ability and is possessed of superior political tact, as his nomination evidences—it having been obtained only by tile trickeries of the mere politician and Demagogue. He voted for and supported the “back salary grab” bill, and now vaunts of it on the hustings. He was a renegade from the South the last year of the war to tile North, and accepted a Brigadier General's position and sought, it is said, to raise a negio command with which to invade and ravage Texas.— He has served Texas faithfully and ably since he has been in Congress. The Sixth District convention found it necessary to take a compromise candidate, Hon. Gustave Schleicher, of De-Witt county, between the prominent aspirants, Maj. John T. Breckinindge, of San Antonio, and Hon. F. S. Stockdale, Calhoun county. Maj. Schleiher is a native of Germany, but has resided in Texas for thirty years. He is a profound scholar,, an able man, and has served for years in the State Legislature. The indications at present are that the Radicals will have candidates in all the districts. The features 6ft heir _ MACHINATIONS* tercst to the State. The name of F. W. House, the wealthy Texas banker, as treasurer, and Capt. Foster ss manager, and a sufficient guarantee that it will be fairly and honestly conducted. They propose to distribute $146,00 in gold, houses and lands, on th i 22d of October, 1874. There arc 1,372 prizes, among which are $5,000 in gold, ten houses in the city of Houston, and oyer 150 tracts of land in various parts of the State.— They have limited the number of tickets to 73,000, and sell them at the price of $2 each. All the particulars can be had by sending to tho manager for circulars.    Au    Revoir. Tile Aldine Tor October. IU >t£s Texan, and a life-long Democrat—having particjpated in the first Democratic Convention in tho State. His residence dates back to the days of the Republic J and since his earliest manhood he has ever been a prominent man, enjoying the confidence and esteem of the people. Prior to the war he was a District Judge and sewed two terms in the United States Congress as the re presen .    tative of the Eastern District, and was in that body when the war commenced. He joined the fortunes of the Confcd-■    eracy with heart and soul, and served as ^    Postmaster General of the Confederate State*. He labored under political dis-    machinations jg ^abilities which precluded him tom of-    ^    Tl'fltr*    lf I giP* ^    ftqe tai GS ti,aaa year a**, Md w Sail. Md not to WQSM first appearance for office since - the war was before the Legislature in- January last for the United States Senate when Judge S. B. Maxiv was elected—lie withdrawing in his favor. He is one*. of the ables* rn ca in the State, is an eloquent forcible speaker, ami has vast expedience in public life. The cd)oleo of the Second District was Col. David B. Gulberson, of Marion county—ibe clearest headed, strongest minded man in Texas. Ile has the intellect of a giant—such a one as can meet on the vantage ‘ground of logic, eloquence and information the giants of the nation. He ranks first at the Texas bar as a criminal lawyer, and on a par with the best as a jurist generally. He was, when elected to the State Senate, from his county, and was in the State Legislature before the war. He was a 4 colonel in the Confederate army until in 1864, his health failing him, Governor Murray appointed him Adjutant General of the State. He has never been an aspirant for political honor since tile war until in 1872 he was a candidate for the.nomination for Congress in his district against Judge S. B. Maxey, \ now United States Senator, and beat that gentleman by a handsome majority in the convention for three day’s constant balloting, when it becoming apparent neither of them could be elected under the tivo thirds rule, a compromise candidate was chosen. Col. ' Culberson is about 45 years of age, in the full strength and vigor of his intellect, and is withal a splendid specimen of physical manhood. He will make    . i i;»    .    „    .    r..i    TTmice Its busincs is    alive, energetic himscli prominent in the. councils ct the iil(,a‘e.    .    ® nation    aud    full    of    enterprise,    fhis    ship    chan- Ex-Govcrnor T. NY. Throckmorton, the nominee in the Third District, has long and ably served Texas in both the St Ute Legislature ani as Governor a shoit time in I Sod—being removed by the military ant lorises alter his •election by th# people. Ile has a bril- Four full page pictured embellish the October Aldine, a ijrtubber which glows with all the beaut}n^d richness of the season, surpassing each of its pre dec es*-sors. A tinted page by^J. D. Woodward represents a wodMBhd river scene in the fall of the ycalPMicu the leaves are dropping from tlw0p>cs, and the air is balmy. The picture h an exquisite gem. “Desdemona,” after Cabanal, is a noble figure, wonderfully engraved by Joe nard. The face iS| full of beauty and pensive sadness, and the hands are clasped as in prayer. Mr. Arthur Barton contributes a grand full page picture called “The Rapids of the Au Sable,” and represents in a vivid manner the bold scenery of the Adiyondaeks. Tile spirit of the picture is full of life and motion. A charming subject, sure to attract wide admiration, is “Spring,” by 4    t    • rn fPiptfr&’>A. Oott, from the original in the possession of A. T. Stewart, Esq., of New York. The effect of sunshine is soft and beautiful, and the wThole picture is a poem. The other illustrations in this number are much more numerous thin Usual, apd ooitffil? of st ascend on the Grand    Venjfe: *;Wiid Flowers, "animation, and not to put from their own ranks into the field, but to bring inducements to bear that will bring out independent Democratic candidates. Their plan of operations seems to be to get up petitions in each county in each district, to some Democrat personally unobjectionable, signed by Democrats whose personal preferences were not suited in the party nominations, and thus have seemingly two Democratic candidates in the field—their strength to be thrown in favor of the Independent. They of course indicate the man to be so petitioned in every instance; and their choice equally, of course, will be some man with whom they. have fornicated, and who will be but as wax in their hands for their own moulding. They will hold a State Convention at Waco, shortly, to lay their plans of battle and map out the campaign. Their efforts will be futile even in the first steps, we believe, unless it is in the fifth district, and the dissatisfaction with Judge Hancock is so great and so gen etal there that it would not surprise me if an independent candidate, provided he was every way unobjectionable, could be elected. It will not be real cppropos for mc in this connection of politics and Congressmen to speak a word of this growing city of Houston. It being a post o entry and about to have direct trade with all foreign countries through its ship channel, will require some Congressional legislation in bs bch bf in the way of appropriations to improve its navigation and for the erection of a Custom Alexander H. Stephens on the Louisana Revolution, Coming from Augusta to Atlanta, I met the lion# Alexander H. Stephens. ex'Vice President of the Confederate States, who, for the first time since his recent severe and prolonged illness, was aking a ride on the cars. He got on at Crawfordville, where he resides, and rode to Greensboro. The news from Louisiana was, of course, the principal topic of conversation. Being asked his opinion on the Penn coup d'etat, Mr. Stephens said it wasjfcut another presentation of the old and ever recurring question of State’s rights, or local self government. He deprecated resort to violence, whatever the people of the State might suffer from misrule, but, since Louisiana had resorted to such means, lie was glad to hear that the victory was comparatively bloodless.— While the citizens of that State must command sympathy in their misfortunes, they should be allowed to fight their own battles, as they were doubtless able to do. There is no necessity for proffers of aid from other Southern States, and those who foolishly talk of stopping the passage of troops en route to New Orleans, remind him of the minute men of 1861, who became the home guard of latter years of the war. He thought General Grant would not interfere unnecessarily, and inciaentally remarked that he believed Grant to be more cordially hated by the Radical politicians than any other man in the North to-day. He did not look upon the struggle in Louisiana as in any sense a war of races, and hoped it would not, at all events, assume that phase. V'- the only uel and custom house are no* * cf Houston now about to be Her iant -Intelicit aud is a ready speaker—{ enterprise carried into vigorous operation. Narrow Guagc Railroad is looming up in interesting proportions, and the Real Estate Distribution, under the management of that successful land dealer, J. E. Foster, will be of vast in- KR    V;,    ^    ,    •*    49C by h:Ubcbjbf. thhrtp*^ pictures, illustrative of the life of'Martig Luther and the Castle W arthur", in Germany; “The Ugly Beauty,” by A T. Elwes, and three views of St Paul’s Cathedral. This is a famous and unrivaled collection of pictures. Tim table of literary contents for this nunifier is admirable, consisting of a poem on “Senaca Lake,” by Alfred B. Street; many fresh arid interesting Recollections of William Kaulbach from the German; “A Mere Glimpse at Dieppa,” by Henry Morford; “Damans’ a poem by Laura D. Nichols ; “No Hero After All,” a story by F. D. Washburn; “The Man and the Moon,” a poem by Sallie A. Brock; -‘The Wartburg,” a descriptive article by Helen S. Conant; “Golden Haired Alberta,” a sweet story by Edward Olin Weeks; “October;” a sonnet by Mary B. Dodge ; “A Visit from a Siamese Princess,” by Mrs. A. II, Lenowens ; “A Naughty Darling,” a poem by Mrs. Fanny Barrow ; and St. Paul’s Cathedral by Dr. Fuller Walker. Tho editorial articles consist of “On the Grand Canal,” “Desdemona,” “The An Sable River,” “In the Spring,” Music, Art and Literature. The Aldine Company has determined to establish an Art Union, similar to the well know Art Union in England, and distribute its works of art, both sculpture and paintings, which are constantly collecting, among its sucscribcrs. Art premiums, valued at 82,500, will be dissipated among each series of 5,OOO subscribers. Subscription tic.vets, at $6 each, entitle the holder to the Aldine for a year, to the new chromo, and to a ticket in the distribution of art. premiums. The Aldine Company, publish ers, No. 58 Maiden Lane, New York City. A young lady, the daughter of the owner of the house, was addressed by a young man who, though agreeable to her, was disliked by her father. Of course he faould not consent, to their union, ana she determine^ towrope. /The night was fixed, the hour came, the lover placed the ladder to the Rn-dow, and in a few moments the young girl was in his arms. They mounted st” double horse, and were soon 'Some dis*-tancc from the house. After a while the lady broke the silence by saying “Well. you see what proof I have given you of my affection; I hope you will: make a good husband.” He was a surly fellow, and gruffly answered; “Perhaps I may and perhaps not.” She made no reply, but after a silence of some minutes she suddenly exclamed : “Oh, what shall we do ? I have left my money behind me in my room.” “Then,” said he. ‘we must go back and fetch it.” They were soon at the house, the ladder was again placed, the lady remounted, while the ill-natured lover waited below. But she delayed to come, and so he gently called:    “Are yon coming?” when she looked out of the window and said “Perhaps I may and perhaps not;” and then shut down the window, leaving him to depart- alone. exertion was made to rescue, the unfortunate men. Willing hearts and stout arms made superhuman efforts in their behalf, but it was in vain. • It was four o‘clock before the debris was cleared away, and, when reached, the poor fei- * lows were beyond human aid. They had been buried over three hours. When the accident first Occurred tho men could be heard groaning and calling for help, but all sounds had long been silenced before they were dug out. When the wreck was cleared, away it was Lund that not a stick had touched the men, but the mouth of the well had been choked up some twenty feet above their heads. When after much toil, the dead bodies were reached, the negro was found six or eight feet above his companion. It would seem as though he had, in a vain endeavor to escape,* climbed up the frame work of the well. He was clinging to the well, while one hand grasping a hammer, was raised above his head.    It was with difficulty that his grasp was loosened, and the look of horror and despair that was frozen on his features caused the hearts of the beholders to turn taint, and stout men turned their backs on a spectacle which made their blood run cold. Further down, at the bottom of the sepulchre Was found the body of Mr Wright. He was in a stooping position, and from the expression on his unbraced and listless attitude, it appeared thsJ^he* seeing the futility of all efforts to escape, had forborne making any useless attempts to save himself, and instead of following the example of his fellow-snf-ferer, had calmly awaited his fate. , He leaves a wife and five children to mourn the husband aud father, who lived but for them. The horrible affair has cast a gloom over the whole community, and they * tender their heartfelt sympathies to the bereaved family. OM ^^p(Jico court report in the f rosa; george McBuff said Last Wednesday, the residence of Mr. Barnett Guill, two miles and a half south of Juliet, Wilson county, was the scene of a most heartrending catastrophe. 31 r. Guill had hired two men—one a white man, named J. F. Can Newspaper advertising is now rceog nixed by business men, having faith in their own wares, as the most effective means for securing for their goods wide recognition of their merits. a Wright, and the other a colored boy, whose name we did .not learn—to re pa ii an old well on his premises. The men descended to the bottom of the well, which was an old fashioned concerti, walled up with logs, and began tearing out the bottoms timbers. While thus encaged the top of the well fell in to the debth of about nine feet, completely choking up the entrance and effectually cutting off the escape of the doomee men. The accident occurred at I o‘clnck P. M. A large crowd congregated around the scone of the disaster in an incredibly short space of time, and every Polk, on tne'istcc was not going defier. “Mc Di_ ^ headed man,” said his Honor, as nJF*'*— fumbled in his coat-tail pocket for a piece of watermelon. “If I owned this town you might holler for James K. Polk all night and I wouldn’t care, but I am only acting as a servant of the law, and I fine you five dollars.” “The Grand Duke,” announced Bijah, as he led out Dan Smith, a red-eyed young man whose auburn locks were seasoned will* hay . seed. Ile had a begone look, clothe which had wrestled with the cold worlds until exhausted, and his voice was as solemn an the cry of a lone coon at midnight. “It’s a charge of vagrancy, and what do you say ?” inquired his honor. “Nothing!” solemnly answered Dan. “Sec here, my dear young man I” resumed the eourt. “you go up for twy months, which isn’t halfenough, buttok best I can do this morning. Whishc is what ails you, sir, and if some good kicker would get hold of you and boot you from Hamtramack to Springwells, it would do more good than a run of the fever. When I* see a you loafing, clothes ii nose red, boots out, pockets empty, and feathers in his hair, I wonder why the lightning ever strikes any one else.” Flora Fleming, a young woman | of twenty-four, was led our, and balanced on the mark. “Your name is Fluming, I believe?’ he said, “ and you were— were J” “Schick,” she interrupted.— “Nothing bat sea sick, Miss Fleming?” said bis Honor, gravely. “I’m a iou* old man, traveling toward the sunset of human life, and you should not seek to deceive me, Miss Fleming. I shall have to make it sixty days, and I do it more in sorrow than in anger. Y«mr false hair, your gigantic bustle, your winks nad smiles, can make no impression on me; yet I grieve a little that one who could be such on ornament to society slu-uld grow up to eat mush and weave like rags, eyes red. young man cone. ;