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   Aiken Tribune (Newspaper) - March 29, 1873, Aiken, South Carolina                                at WILL BT3 Published Weekly at the Foliowing Rates One 12 One 6 100 One 8 75 Single 6 STRICTLY IN A Through and golden We wandered in the 8ummer weather heeding scarce the wa ITO Wore because we were when the noomlfty sun waa A purple rock gave slmUer hidden from tlio summer And fleckedwith It soomed a bright yet dim Wet ferns half strove to cover it Enticed by about tlio brim The wild bees murmured over Arid this the she Where they who drink a boon may crave An 1 kneeling the spell she tried And though she her eyes wore Small humls lightly From tho cool spring sho lifted up hnlf in curnest btilt in She offered me the rosy And in I hepool her shadow A picture neer be Sweot eyes and falling in frame Of foxglove find THE COURT HOUSE The following is the report of the Board of Special appoint ed by the Legislature to secure a site and suitable buildings for the use of the as made to the County Commis sioners at the held last in compliance with the order of His Judge together an abstract of so much of the tes tiuiouy taken on that occasion as is relevant to the and the facts of which not embraced in the report March In response to the citation under or der of Judge of tho Circuit the Board of Comrais sioncrs appointed by the Legislature to provide suitable buildings for the public1 officers of this would respectfully submit the following report with abstract of minutjs of their several meetings an nex od Their first mooting was held May when the Board was organized by the election of tho Jrank Arnim as and Wuod Secreta and committees were appointed select and recommend suitable plans and sites public buildings unl modes of procedure obtaining the of prosecuting the work assigned lo Application was made to the Auditors of the several from which parts taken to form the now for estimates of the assessed value of erty within the proposed now Tho estimates furnished were as follows Barn With a view of obtaining funds for commencing work and to avoid laying a burdensome tux on the people before the county was the Chairman was authorized to consult bankers and monied men relative to ob taining a which resulted in the de cision that this method of obtaining funds As the taxes were not collectable un til the latter partof the but little could be done further than collecting infor mation fpr subsequent According ly proposals for plans of buildings were and the eligibility of various sites freely In the citizens of the new county were invited to meet the Commissioners and express their views The opinion then was averse to issuing but in regardto the site for the court house was but little ispondence was entered into with the State Auditor and Attorney as lo the proper measures to be adopted to conform to lhe and their instruc tions relative to wore In after the examina tion of several which had been the consisting of live members of the call ed on a well known arch itect of for an opinion as to the availability of known as the Gregg mansion for a court and with his concurrence they recommended the selection of that build Whilst the propriety of purchasing thio property was under it was brminht to the notice of this Com that reports were in circulation SOUTH that the property could bnvu been bought fur a less sum than they contemplated giving for As will be seen a reference to the a special committee was ap pointed to inquire of the owners of the property in question and others ifdiich was the This committee reported that they could find no one who knew definitely of the property having been offered by Gregg for a less sum than Gregg stated that he had no recollection of ever hav ing fixed for any party a definite price less than and that at the present time he required that price ib should be Under tho existing circumstances the Commission deemed it expedient that his purchase should be and con sequently ratified the contract made by Chairman with Gregg by tho terms of the it vas not requisite tha sum agreed on until the first of it was sup osed there would be no difficulty in so as the time for the payment of taxes would have then From the estimates furnished by the Auditors jlacing the assessed value of taxable property within the limits of the new county at the Commission deemed that a tax of 5 mills on tho dol would afford n sum sufiieient to pay ibr this property arid leave about or other When the time for fulfilling tho viz March it wasfound that the ag gregate amounts deposited in the Central National by the several was The Chairman then made an arrangement with the Trustee of tho property whereby the deeds were to be deposited in escrow with cashier of the to be d by him until full payment should 36 paying over to the the amount then on to the1 credit of the Thus far the sum of 56 has on the property leaving ance of still a medting of the held in January the fol owing Resolutions adopted That the Treasurers of the ounties of Lexing tonand Orangeburg and they are lorcby to deposit in the Cen tral National Bank of thn amounts of money coloeted by them up to and including January as special tax for Aikou County so to be placed to the credit of the Comissioncrs of Aiken and to bo tn the check or the Chairman of the said Com missioners whenever saidcheek or draft countersigned by the Secretary of Hiiid so soon as said de Dosits are said Treasurers shall take receipts for the same from the ashier of said which receipts shall be their proper Touchers for the imounts so deposited and said Treas urers shall immediately report Secre tary of said Commissioners the several deposited the several mounts to be collected as a part of said special tax and liable to the 20 per a copjuof the forego ing resolutions certified by the Secretary of the Commissioners be sent the Treas urers of the counties of Lex Orangcburg and Edgefield nod also to the cashier of tho Central Nation al Bank of Copies sent by January At a meeting held in Feb ruary Mr Frank Armrn having sent in a letter of resignation as Chairman of the Lee to fill the vacant and the Secretary of the Board not being Henry counsel of the Commis was appointed Secretary pro Some of the County Treasurers not having complied with the resolutions passed at the last it was resolved to request the State Auditor to instruct and command them to comply with the requirements of said That the Chairman and or Secretary pro proceed o carry as soon as the con said and including LY liar recently appointed Auditor of Aiken counfyjtn furnishstatements of Jissessul value of taxable property within the limits oilhe new It will be noticed that this Commission have applied frequently to the Treas urers and Auditors for information re specting the amount of taxes collected iind due to the county of Aiken from the levy made under the authority vested in i Tlufcqnly full and definitive reports re in response to their applications have been from tho Treasurer and Aud itor of Orangebiirg as follows Amount assessed us pcv du 84 Deposited in bank 50 June 118 88 14 46 tract with And that the Secretary pro tern have the Dowerand authority now vested in dhe jormanent Secretary until further order of this At a meeting held April resolu tions were again passed instructing the several County Treasurers to deposit at once whatever monies were due the Com and to report to this Also requesting from the Auditors of tho 84 And Ni under dale nmount deposited 00 Chock fivvor which he received ns casb for 382 Paid Ic Dowliag successor 133 I 06 Amount tVnoollecled 92 cashier of the Central National reports as Ornngeburg by Arnim S 730 50 by Woollcy GO Lesinglon by Lee COO 00 BunnvollrApiil deposited by Treasurer Burn well 00 Orangcljiirg deposited by IL Groono 118 SS deposited by Eichelbbrgur 145 DO 98 10 April 00 Juno 115 59 Muroh 148 By reference to the accompanying ab stract nfjtho action of tho Commissioners i i for defining the boundary of the now will seen that the cost of the survey has been of which his been out of tlic amount i i deposited in for the Treasurer Teague holds in his hands the check given the From fliese ieports it appears thats there is due by 99 Balance in 148 29 Duo on purchase of Gregg Mansion 70S44 Duo for advertising Daily 3 50 i Choser 7 89 i Aiken jthe plans for jail drawn by Abra hums having iDoen there is due to their See ab stract of rninutos of Summary of receipts and expendi tures Edgefield County de posited in GO EIgofiyld County de posited in 145 00 GO Earn well County de posited in 00 Barnwell in Tungues 382 07 Bavnwell in Teagues 183 99 00 Orarigeburgcounty de posited in 73G 50 Ornngeburg county de posited in 11888 85538 Lexington county de posited in GOO 00 04 Paid on acct purchase of court 10 Paid on accL purchase of 00 10 Paid on ace Survey 115 59 Check on 382 07 49766 Gash in 148 29 Duo by 133 99 282 28 According to published Auditor of Aiken re ports the assessed value qf property in this county as 5 mills should have produced less the nulla bona Report submitted March 1 5 As will be perceived by these state a sufficient sum has not been at the command of the Commissioners to consummate the con tract with and obtain possession of the property consequently it was out of their power to have the builcling ready in time far tho last Had the tax realized the amountesti mated on the furnished by the Auditors there would have been sufficient only to haye paid for the building to have alterations sug gested by the architect employed by them in addition td settling for the cost of surveying the boundary of the county i The Commissinners desire to tfall atten tion to the fact that tho account now ren dered inclulos no charges for incidental expenses of any excepting small sum of due for adver They have not only devoted their time but have paid their own traveling and other expenses incident to attending meetings ata point distant from the homes of the The expense of postage have been paid by the individual members of the All of which is respectfully SAML Chairman Board John being said After the special tax was levied the Board adopted the following resolution That the Central Bank of Columbia be designated as the depository for all moneys subject to the order of the The treasurer of Edgefield John represented that all money collected was turned Since then there has been two Eichelberger succeeded and succeeded Or ungcburg collected all but fourteen dol lars and some A subcommittee was appointed to negotiate for the pur of the Gregg Mansion they were Arnim mid The negoti ation was made with James Arnim was appointed by the subcommittee to make the con of one of best architects in the said that the building could be made into asuita We were authorized to build a jail as well as a Court A with spoolfioations and work ing wis furnished Abrahams of Charleston in which they estimated the cost of jail at There is over three acres of ground in the Gregg The bar gain was considered goodby the There was a good deal said in icgard to the purchase of the Gregg Mansion the capitalists in the lower part of the town wanted it located there and the town people wanted it lower Another subcommittee was appointed to ascer tain whether the Gregg Mansion was ever offered for less than There was several other places offered to the Commission the Platt House was of fered for The jGregg Man sion was by the Board as most suitable on account of its proximi ty to tho Fleming was and being says lam Greggs trus Gregg was trustee at the of the purchase I do not know who the first negotiation was made with I refused at first to be but con sented The deed nor title has never been I had nothing to do witji the contract I received from JamesGrewg 10 balance due iJvJ I IJayne was culled rind says Previous the purchase we were over to the Gregg Mansion Arnim was very purchase I heard that Arnim and other urissioners was to divide the legal adviser Arnim said he was going to make and that the titles were to be made over for the negotiation was made with V Wood was and being lam a real estate broker I had tho Mansion ia my hands for years there was woijth of furniture in the house I tried to get an offer of and thought that Gregg would takeit the property was taken out of my hands opinion was that he would not refuse know nothing about Arnims transactions I was opposed to the purchase of the Rules for Business From some published Rules for Business Men we extractthe following ia relation to advertising Take advantage of modern Use the means within your reach increase and multiply tho means of in To compete successfully with a participate in the facilities liforded to go Dont depend upon your own lungs ilone use the lungs of tho Make it known by printers ink that you arc prepared to do at small profits for and make it known through the newspa tAll that any legitimate con cern requires is fair close in unwavering superior fair and to do bet ter by if others in the same give it public ity People you Object to who never sees you without saying how fat youve or how pale you when in confines his conversation to the changes of the aud the price o if you meet her in the is pretty sure to ask you to carry her fat for who raves about the mu sic of the and never says a word of sense about the ruusic of the pres Captain who bellows out your name when he meets you in the and shakes you by the hand till he nearly wrings your fingers who fancies that ho is an and explains to you the symp toms of his latest upon the strength of old never miss a chance of borrowing five dollars of who even now discusses the merits of the Tichborne Sawbones and when they happen to meet at in variably talk shop and take away your Jeremiah who thinks he has a grievance against one of your best and takes you by tho tonhole in order to explain Baron who was once captured by the and every time he sees you embellishes the and if you invite them for a day or always come provided luggage fur a fort How Starving1 Men Starving reveals many Curious psycho logical As a rule it in an unnatural the strongest quali ties that a man but circum stances modify this rule Among undisciplined masses ferocity and demor ulization are certain results but when its approaches are gradual and directed and governed by noble example and the strong hand of authority its effects are quite One phenomenon in the expedition of Strain at early day in especially as it was not conuned to but was by all the offi not excepting even Strain at the deserves especial From the time that food scarce to the and just in proportion as farmna they did not gloat over visions of comely but revelled in gorgeous So stiangely and strongly did whom get possession of their that the hour of Trhen they could indulgeundisturbed ia these rich became an object of the deep est While hewing their way through the and wearied and overcome un til they were ready to they would cheer each other by Never mind when we go into Trell have a splendid of the iamgiaary one they designed to en Truxton and Maury would hours in spreading tables loaded with every luxury they had ever seen or heard Over imaginary fcasfc they would gloat with the pleasure of a gour never seeing the incongruity of the They would talk thiaover while within hearing of the moans of tho and on one occasion discussed the propriety of giving up in the future all stimulating as they had beeh nformed it weakened tho As hereafter they if they ever got to devote themselves entirely and ixclusively for the rest of their lives to they soberly concluded it was wron to do anything to lessen its pleas ires or but lucked firmness of charac Frnnklin fierce was hnnnonious in his mentel tf Zachary Tnylor was in poaitivfl and indepen Filmore was more courteous than and wins rather tha William Henry Harrison waa kind prudent and circum Monroowas more remarkable for practical talent and common Bens5 than for depth and Washington had strong common seme clear reasoning firmness aud John Tyler was brilliant and offhaac rather than deep and He was to Martin Van Buren was eautidus clearheaded and anc was highly polished in John Quincy Adams was combative and and hac an extraordinary One Square reductions made for coutnwrt Transient adrcrtiwincnta murt br accompanied by AdyerticorH arc requested to hmnd In their favors before noon on Fridtj tf Mob HENRV Editor and Scott ooatroh of railroad and sixteen acres of THE The Nation on the Znauguratlflt From the New York The most significant feature of the in auguration festivities was the grand bali attended by the hio Cabinet and the Foreign and citi zens without distinction of color or previous equali the President had just said jmblicly from the is not a subject to be legislated nor shall I ask that any thing be done to advance the social status of the colored man except to give him a fair chance to develop what there is good in him and interpreted by his action in the evening of the sftrqe markan epoch in the national feeling to wards the colored They confirm the opinion which wo expressed last that with the 42d Congress the war period ended for whites and blacks It has taken 84 years to place the head of the Republic on a social equality with the servile population of 1788 but that being to the lasting credit of the American there remains no for the old party little reason for supposing that on general questions of public policy there will be any greater unanimity among the blacks than among the West Point caacta dancing in the same set with the4 wives of colored Congress Brooks renouncing his op men position to the colored race in return for the exculpatory of his colored col leagues Cuban annexationurged not by white BBiuoorafcio but by colored Republicans in Convention color ed Bostonians petitioning the Massachu setts Legislature to expunge its censure of Summer for his battle flag resolu are some of the signs of the times to which this Congress of thetran sition has delivered giving us for a cue not the suppression af the Ku but the abolition of the ffanking prifi Jcga the and the Credit Mobilier Our Former Jefferson was com prehensive and John Adams was emotional in his and was fiery and James Polk was com dignified and Andrew Jacksons firmness and force f character have become Madison hud originality niul diseriui TFhftt fiii lias I have noticed that all men are honest when well Ihave noticed vthat purses will hold pennies as well as I that in order to be ft reasonable it is neccessary at times to be downright I have noticed that Borne men are so honest that necessity compels theuAo bo dishonest in the I have noticed that and jewels are often bought with other peoples I have noticed that whatever is is with a few left the left and the left side of a plnui pui 1 have noticed that the prayer of the selfish man Forgive our while he makes everybody who owes him pay to the utmost I have noticed that he who thinks ev ery man a rogue is very certainto see one when he shaves and he in mercy to his to sur render the rascal to I have noticed that money is the fools the knaves poor mans the covetous mans and the idol of I have noticed that all men speak well of all mens virtues when they are and that tomb stones are marked with epitaphs of the good and Is there any particular cemetery where the bud men arc buritti sa own property yaltfed orer in The poojth of ft town given a ballto money to pay Tbe Illinois House of has by a huttdrW and thnw to a relation oeranuieg Congreismea iroa that SteU who yoUl far sa iasraasj of their At the prefer 1 time a ringto bwt of tia is manufactured ia the United although it ia clumod tfcftt are large depoaits of this metal in New and the Lake Superior Deems authorizes the announce ment that Commodore Yanderbili nai given hundred thousand dollara to Bishop the Southern Methodist to establish a unirer sity in Josio Mansfield was West heard from in gambling saloons of where she won three thousand in one and at the same time con trived to get Baron Somebody and von Nobody into a dirkknife qnmrrel about The Grand Duke of of was in Paris the other on his way to Nice He had Jbeenf ordered by the Emperor not to flop in JVK kirt tho train being two hours late unable to he shut himaelf up in Thirtyone new vessels before long will be on the A new steamship line running in conjunction with the Pennayl yania Central EailroadjW about to plf between Philadelphia and the vessel being now contract Qalls for thefccompletion in time to rake part in the summer Wendell Phillips has written a long letter favoring the expunging of olutiops censuring Senator Sumnerj past ed by the Legislature of William Garrison takes stand and opposes the expunging The old reformers are getting by the ears The tradesunions have opposition from a now Arch bishop of hus warn ed his congregation that no Catholic naay r connect himself with any or kindred society that makes use of an oath in its The objection doos not appear to bo to the purposes of but to the secret oathbound fea ture of these Judge of the United States Court of has writ ten a lettor stating that the employment of women as jurors enabled the courts to punish classes of criminals whose conviction could not else hare been In Inurder or three woaien oa the says Judge hare ntver failed to find ac cording to the instructions of the The internal revenue bureau has in formation that the manufacture of wine frnn grapes into general favor in Alberraarle and it is bought the production for the coming season will be thirty thousand A movement is on foot in the county to squip a complete wineoellap with acapi iil of and a capacity of turning out gallons of wiae per Two refused to ac jept the arrears pay due them on ount of the passage of thb billfor ncrease of William of has written a let cr to Secretary informing ihat the money will be returned and Judge if gives his share to the er county Free of vo A man in Kentucky d ten pounds of ifteen and he performedue of a quart of he would v f u conftjTfjQjjjmiiT other upoa the Afl it hag proved that eren when eaten m such enoruiow quantities aa ten are not necessarily and has inestimable favor upon oyster J   

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