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   Aiken Tribune (Newspaper) - March 8, 1873, Aiken, South Carolina                                THE AIKEJT TRJBVNE WILL BE Published Weekly at tho Following Kates One 12 One 6 100 One 8 75 Single 3 STRICTLY IN THROUGH THE Justboforo his Captain Matthew Mivury expressed he wish almost in his very is here me at And Iny roe where my lead nre lying But not while sides arc And jnoutoftt wintry winds nre till the roynl march of Spring Carpets the mountain fastness Till chattering birds nre on the And buzxing bees are in the till die laurel hursts its And creeping ivy flings Us graces the lichond rockaflnd floods Of sunshine fill the slmcly the the the Sweet Nature is glad and bwir me through the Gosh Amid its of Mayday will vre him lienrt To Nut tire1 a own tlrow never nearer And never tUooped ah5 to impart tyre to one who lovud il VI The stHrs had secrets fr him Seas RoVealed the depths their wares were screening The irinrts gaye up iidW flows ooufeastd their Of the tangled clew He twrght the nations to unravel And showed the whera safely The lightningfooted thought might And unspoiled by all the store Of Natures grander Who bowed mote lovingly before The lowliest of her fair creations T No snge of nil the sages Ambered in Plutarchs limpid Upon his living age has cnat A radiance touched with truer His noble for tho ends God sot underlying Each naught tran scends In sure his nohkr XL and nnd grass All things he cherished sweet nnd As through our gorgeous We bear him in liig sunset splendor MABQAKET magnificent mountain gorge between where Captain Mauryex Mid tho Central each cmtrae must bo SOUTH MAROH THE NEW STATE An Important Interview ivlth Treasurer Power of the The they are The Scliwl of the State the special correspondent Charleston has hada lengthy in terview with State Trea in reference to the financial affairs of South and publishes the re sult of it in his from which we make the following extracts will prove highly interesting to every intelligent this part of our State r THE Do you think the present Legislature as extravagant as that of tost year The I do The appropriations for the present session for legislative expenses amount to last year they amounted to of which was for that and for the deficiencies of the pre vious The greatest how is in the appropriations for print but having been allowed for that this while at least three times that amount was appropriated for the year What do you think of the bills payable The In the late Treasurers report the amount of bills payable that remain unpaid is placed at jy the report of the appoin ted by the General Assembly the amount is stated to be There is a clear difference of menns nn insignificant and moreover there nre reports out of bills payable having been issued up to the time of the report of the what authority were these bills idsuod The By authority of th Act of March to make nppro printions to piy the per diem and uiilc age of the members of tho General As The Act appropriates for that for that scs and for deficiencies foi the previo is But this Act which authorized the Treasurer to borrow contained a proviso that no more than the amount stated should be bor The Treasurer found that he couldnt borrow the so he took up the certificates and issued bills payabli to the amount of For by his report it appears that of these hills have been and main still It appears then that there is a clear overissue The Clearly Thu late Treasurer certainly had no authority for issuing that It may be claimed that the Joint Resolution at the session of authorized him to borrow ft of money to can cel those but we and I believe tho Courts will so that that resolution should be taken in connection with the Act appropriating to pay the Do you not think that there will be the samo extravagance during the present session The No sir I do I intend to keep my payments as Treasurer strictly within the and to make no payments except such as are provided for by THE FINANCIAL Ihave seen report of the Financial Board embodying the set tlement with Oari youex plain that mysterious document to me I own that I am somewhat at a loss to comprehend and I think the public are in a similar predicament with regard to The as you may per ceive the report is only a declaration of the adjustment of the balance between Kimpton and It is by no means a clear Jy that settlement is it determined that Kimptun owes the State or that the State owes Kimp ton a Tiio Kimpton claims that the Stato owes him a balance of 000 for This ho claims to be to him It also owes through as he for he os collaterals State bonds to the amount of Of that amount belong to TIIS AGRICULTURAL They were deposited with him by a consisting of the Attor ney and Secretary of They were simply deposited with him us a and had no right to use or But under the law au thorizing him to hypothecate any bonds of the State in his possession he pledged and claims that the money for which pledged must be paid before they are and the College is to submit to this robbery Tho By no I propose to make every effort to recover these and will take legal steps to do if He has also 000 of Bonds belonging to the Sinking and I have no we will re cover also of the Blue Ridge Railroad Bonds arc in his posses They were pledged by the Com pany to the State to secure the loan of that the Stato made to tho and which the State gave the Company last winter when it gave of These Bonds were required to be cancelled by that and returned to tho They are pledged for I pre sume the Financial will of demand these Bonds from You no aware that there ara about of Blue Ridge Rail road Bonds in the Thy were returned to thoTreasury when the Scrrp was A portion of thorn are can A Joint Committee was appoin ted at the close of the session to cancel the in accordance with the THE llLUfi HIDtSB Have you an idea as to the ultimate value of the Blue Kidge Surip issued Act passed at the and it only this that we We are not and indeed do not intend to levy the tax before the case is decided in the The question of the constitutiomility of the Scrip comes up before the Supreme Court in April by appeal from the Cir cuit But it is claimed that the fide holders theocrip should nnt be made to suSl r The To a certain extent all holders of the scrip arc bona fide The man who bought it on the street at 15 cents on the dollaris a buna fulc hol but he bought it subject to the ques tion of its and must abide the There is a certain class of holders who ought in made to for of New He advanced secure the roleast of nni holds one million of the scrip as collate I think he at least to be paid the moneyho with inter est at the rate of 7 por and I un derstand that this is all that he At any I am not prepared to hazard an opinion on the subject the mat ter has been finally determined by the Supreme PUTTING A STOP TO What was the point involv id in the Mandamus case argued before Judgo Carpenter the other It was a very import int and one if will do much towards helping us finnn jially in the The point tniulo by AttorneyGeneral was m officer receives funds from the or a particular ha is ti lolding trust and has no right to ake the certificates or warrants and jledgo or sell The history uf tho ease may be briefly stated thus Gover nor while Governor of the ffored to lend Superin endent of tho t was at a time all the State in titutions were in a distressing condition or want of Stollbrand bor owed the pledging as collaterals about twothirds have been returned by the County htve been turned into tho State Treas Itis more than probable that some of the County Treasurers are holding buck the remaining five or six hundred thousand dollars with the idea of specu lating in State and County paper and turning it in as ns they were per haps accustomed to do under the late State AdministrationI Now this would have boon clear ly unconstitutional because was apply inx the taxes of tvvo years to the expenses of It would also have left the new Administration without cent to carry on tho government during the prc sent for thereis no doubt but that the entire tax levy would have been swallowed By means of the injunction we stop JJH13 President xranis to state righthere that I will not allow pod and afterwards had thf new I do not intend to receive any pa per unless it is a legitimate pa per authorized by appropriation for the specific and if any of the Cutin ty officers attempt to do this thoy will do it at the risk of their official Is it as have neard it that heretofore there have never been collected more than throefourths of the taxes assessed en oh The If will take tho report of the Lte for tho fiscal year ending October states the amount of the taxes assessed and collected you will no tice that thare was assessed levy made in That helped our administration wonder It ena bled us to pay of the million of and for besides the levy of 2 mills for school ST AT ft From this tho conversation became and gradually turned to State In reply to a to what was his opinion concerning the fu ture f our State his answerwas I think thatthehist campaign de monstrated that tho colored people in the State are willing tn cooperate with white You cin scarcely while of that amount about blame thorn fur the adherence to the were leaving only about one sixlieth of the taxes I don think that there is any State in any country in the world tha can beat Tho statement then is no1 true The I cbnb think it is Dorue out by tho facts and figures in the sesson The I uf course un dertnko to say anything on that as is still before tho Noade by his suit asking the Supreme Court to a requiring the ComptrollerGeneral to levy the sought to make himself i prefurrotl cre ix warrants on the Treasury for As soon us I came into Stollbrand to me and I gave him he with which he paid Scott the together with interest nnd claimed the warrants that had been advanced to him as Gover nor Sci tt surrendered three of the war but held the other claiming that they wore as the amount had tint been Stollbrand in formed and requested me not to pay instituted suit for their recov In the meantime these same throe warrants were presented tome several times by various parties for payment I still Mr Shiver then had one and upon my refusal to pay suit to compel me to The result of the AttorneyGenerals if will be most ben eficial in the use of tlw School The County who will get their portions of raised for School will have to show that they have applied this fund te the piopjr They will be held tu tire suuie as Trustees in charge uf such and if they apply i ho will be guilty of a breach of trust and and will be prosecuted for In this con nection tho opinion of the Attorney will do more to restore the coun ty to a healthy condition than any act of our alsOj mention that the Attor has already given an opin ion to one of the County to the effect that the funds of qaeh fiscal year must be applied to the payment of the expenses uf that and to no THB SCHOOL Last year school teachers claims were Hawked for coats on tho Many of the County Trea surers loaded with them at this and p opuscd to take thu pro ceeds of the school funds this year and pay themselves out of again victimizing the school They aint la AttorneyGeneral Melton will piuseeiUo every one of them that at tempt fur THE Can you tell mo what suc cess you have had in the j collection of the taxes this year j The There jwero 15 mills assessed 12 for Stato and 3 fur County This levy ought produce valuing the real property of the Slate at in round The people have paid prompt ly tenth of their but unly Whywas the tax levy not massed this year for the next as has been custom The I am glad you men tioned the We did all in oui powertto prevent and for this It is evident that the tax levied during the present session for therein1 will not be The tax levy amounts only to five mills and the appropriations so far show that there will be a deficien cy of fiorn to The tax levy of five mills te pay the deficien cies of last will not cover the entire It was thought to wait next so that i the General Assembly could beaccurately informed of the exact amount of defi ciencies for the present and why the deficiency whether they exist from a misapplication of the public funds or from the insufficiency of the tax Having satisfied them selves they can go to work and make their The appropriations for this year to fully million while the tax levy of five mills for the expenses of the current year will not raise over I propose to have my report laid upon the desks of the members on the first dayof the next whether the Comptrollers report is ready or and the General Assembly will be iu formed of the exact condition of the fi There seems to be consider able confusion about the timo of mak ing the tax Has the Administra tion taken any steps to correct this The It is not in our power to correct the evil at tor it is nn and in I dont exactly tec how it can be remedied without a radical Our system of collecting taxes heretofore has been to say the least of The tax ought not to be levied until the appropriations are the General Assembly could see what amount it was necessary to and there would be no It would also produce more economy in the for the Legislature would not make appropriations when they know that they would have to make a largo tax lery to meet thorn But the trouble with us is that wo make the tax levy and then have to make appropriations The difficulty arose in tho changing of the time for collecting the The passage of that I was an unfortunate Were you notthe leading spirit in the injunction cases against the tax levy last fall f The J I wasthe on but there other gentlemen who acted with What was the intent of that movement I never could understand why such leading lights in tho party should oppose the collection of To uic itseems opposed to the first prin ciples of the The Treasurer I think you can easily see our when I shall j lu the fiit place tho whole tax levy was to bo applied to tho mcnt of deficiencies and to the payment of interest on the public This was thu luanifbt intent the Northern won who first came among thoy could searcoly have done oth think tint tho list cainpai has lonon trrcat deal closing the It is run that tho whire people diuVtcoopiirati with but at any ate thoy did riot help tho Do you soi no in the fact that the present Administra tion meets at least the tacit approval o the Conservative white element in the Stato Most certainly I Whatever may be said of Governor Moses the I do not hesitate to say that as a native South Carolinian he comprehends the whole and I think will be ambitious to be the instru ment of relations between the two so far it is possible to do so sacrificing the righta of the colored His in my judg shows a willingness on the part of the leading colored who assisted in his nomination and to adjust the political differences existing between the two We believe thvt whilo he will secure our he will alao ao complish the other desirable You do not mean to say that the rights of the colored man would in any way bo periled Tho Treasurer I do not say but I think that the of the Conservative element are not ready to concede us political I am not surprised at I I the beginning of a great The last Presidential election had convinced the Conservatives of the that the1 groat majority of the people of tho coun try fire determined to fstablish and to perpetuate tho settlement of our difficulties on the basis of tho Reeon struction and that there will not be any and they therefore begin slowly to settle down in this and maktuho best of I know it is hard for them to uih a great reconciled to is a fir revulsion has phTeo inany The wlnle poliri ual a Mil mitorial condition chamred by of the As sioti that cliangn is cordially and sincerely and the colored man cnn feel perfectly that his rights are there will nut bo any lineal aiitjgoiiism between the Thf and 5iifluene of iti the Leuifthif po The inauguration of rrant took place on Tuesday last with ceremo nies of the most imposing The city of Washington literally packed with si torn from every State and Territory in the Amongst those from South Carolina were rjimp trollerGenoial Attorney General Secretary of State jutant General State Superin tendent of Kducatioiv Judge Ciirpentor arid State Treasurer Curd The military display was the finest that has since the return of the army in representa tives from vciry many volunteer organiza tions being present from all parts of the At night a grand ball was given in a hall specially oonjtruutel for tho purpose and emblazoned with flags of every and with gs jets representing the moon and other de whole affair was a magnifi cent and is said to have sur passed anything of the kind which has ever been witnessed in the United Previous to taking the oath of in the Presidout Grant deliv ered the following address Fellow Under I hnve been called a second time to act as Executive over this great Ifc has been my endeavor in the past to maintain all the as fur as lay in my to aot the inter cats of the whole best ef forts will be given in the same direction in the When my first term in the office of Chief Executive the country had nut recovered from of a groat international Three of the former States of the Union had not been restored to their federal1 and it to me that no new questions should be raised so long as condition of affairs T hero the past four so as I could control have been consumed in the effort to restore the public ami all the arte uf peace and my firm conviction that the civilized world is tending towards or government by the people through their chosen representa and that our own great Republic is destined tj be the guiditrg star to all Under our Republic we support an army less than that of any European of any aiid navy kss thnii at least five of There could be no extension of territory on this conti nent which woula call for an increase of this but rather might sueh exten their iKluiu HKXRV K litnr iriI INopri never enabl of son ory of government c midc aiul I havuiio tint political two m ITS has duinra groat diaj to rc i on TdK fn rorily to n question to what rlii1 do tho State the replied that tho II uishMtion J3il having been were inmost to do our he intenkd to iiitkn i person il inVustigajion at his own x Iinb in his report to tho iext Giiienl Assombly all tho in forma ion he obtain on tho 1C Irs lo placv before the Legislature on firsf if its rhc iy of USsGSsi i good reason to belie v thir he other ofliOTS of ihogovernment Thiuvis no doubt that the Gover nl JomprrolorGeneral are in harmony on he arid that they endeavored to lave ilfi platform uf the party in t cjtiied out been thepower of the i d S1 then or the btiiidhnlders there is nothing to 10 but to wait with Ar the of the Jon rl I am much mistaken if tho iMitiiv is thorough lv and tho dubt usto diminish the hanges with general Now that the telegraph is hihle for communicating t her wllh by all pirts of a emit intuit are mnde contiguous fur all of govern and coniiuuniciitioTi between the extreme limits tho cum try 5s made cosier than it the old thirteen at the boglumnir of our The efljcts of ate oivil war have loon to free theshivo and make him a and ytt he is not possessed of huso rights which citizenship should c rry with is should he j nnd to this correctionl I stind so as executive in fluonee can Social equality is not a 1ur nur shil I that anything be d to tin so cial cnnditiQn of th exivpt to give him a chance to develop any good that is in live him amss to and when he travels lot him fool assured that his conduct will the treatment ho The lately at war with the gene ral government arc now happily rehabil and no executive control is exer cise in any one uf thorn that would not be exorcised in other States under like the first yciir of ptst adminis trationthe proposition came up fur the admission of San Domingo is a territory of the not a quostion of my but a proposition from the people of Sin nnd which I en I believe as I did then that such a contse wonld have been as much to the interest of the people of this country MS to those of San Domingo and nil and that the proposi question sifted out ind scttlod on a per manent This the party iu power tjon shtuild bs received uviJcutly iuicud tj and therefore the subject brought up In while I hold my present thejsubject of the acquisition of territory must have the support of the pRopIc beforeI will re commend any proposition looking tosuch I say thufc I do not in the apprehension of many as to the of the ment becoming weakened and destroyed by reasonof extension of and transit of thought and matter by telegraph nnd stcarn have changed all Rather do I believe that our great is prepar ing the world in his own good time bccoaie one speaking one lani and when artuiea and navies he no longer in the will di rected to the restoration of good feeling bvitwecn the di fferent sections of OUP common country the restoration of our currency to a fixed Yafueas compared to the worlds standard of if to a par with it the construc tion of cheap Voutes of transit out the to the end that of all sections may find a leave a living remuneration to the pro ducer the maintenance of frjendly lations with distant nations the lishmcnt of our commerce witha share in the currying trade upon the of such manufactuiv ing Industries as may be economically pursued in this to the end the exports of home and dustriesmay pay for our the only sure method of returning to and permanently maintaining a specie basis the elevation of ami by a humane course to bring the aborigines of the couni ry under the benign influences of education and cililizatinn either thisor a war of extermination engaged In by a people pursuing commerce dustrial even when directed a gainst ilia est and also demoralizing and Our superiority of and advantages of should make us tho wrong alreadyitiflioted upon him should be taken into and the bal ance placed to his Tho morality of the question should and the question Cannotthe Indian be made a useful and prrduQtive member of society teaching and treatment If the effort in good we will stand better both the civilized of the earth in our own consciences for having made All those are to be a emnplislied by one they will receive my and such to Congress as my best fo carry I beg your support encour been and is my earnest sin to correct the abuses that havo up in the civilised portion of the coun To secure this rules regulating the methods of appointment and promotion were have been tried efforts at such reforma tion be continued to the best The spirit of e rules adopted will be I acknowledge before this representing as it every section of our tho obligation I am under to my countrymen for the great konor thoy have conferred upon me by returning me to the highot their and the further obligation resting upon me to render to them tho best services within my This I forward with tho greatest anxiety to the day when I shil he released from re at arc alnust and from whichI have hMl a respite sinco the event ful firing upon Fort in to the present vices were then tendered and accepted under the first call for growing of thnt I not for place or and was en tirely without both personal influence and ehe acquaintance of persons of but to perform my part in a strugglo threatening the very of the I performed i cm duty asking either for promotion or and without a revengeful feeling towards any section or Notwithstanding tlrs throughout the from my candU dacy for my present office in lSb8 to close of Presidential I have been the subject of slander scarcely ever equaled iu political I feelthaD lean today disregard in icw of your which I gracefully accept as my vindicu   

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