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Aiken Courier Journal (Newspaper) - April 1, 1876, Aiken, South Carolina VOLUME 2—NUMBER 74 MASI. ARRANGEMENTS. Aiken, S. C., September I, 1874. On find after this date the Postoffice to* rs n ill be as follows : During the week from 8:30 a. in. to I SO o’clock p. rn.; and from 3 to 6 o’clock p. rn. A.IKEN-, S. C., APRIL I. 1876 MAILS- I North: rn.. Western... t’harleston I t'olnmbia.. OPENS. CLOSES. 10:30 a.m.j9.'30 a,m. & 3 10:30 a. rn j    Hp.    ni. *1:30 p. rn.I    m 4:80 p. rn. |    rn Dunbarton, Leesville, Hammond, Greenland, Merritt’s Bridge and Mt. Ebal mails close on Sundays at I o’clock p. in., and open on Tuesdays at 5 o’clock p. rn. E. CONDY, P. M. DOWNFALL OE A Hire. A Lesson for the People of South Carolina—Those who Hun may Head. A I)J (' URN MKN T OF TUE J: CMP LEG IS LA TORE. The savings and doings of the Legislature, which adjourn'd on S iturdny last. ouirht to he printed in pa it phlet form and scat    cast    over the land, to shew to the people of this State arid the world at. large what a curse free v. su I rage is i ii a land where the maiorinW consists or an ignorant, toespm.sihle class, such as now hears sway; in South Carolina. No better campaign document could be produced than thL. It could nut- fail to stir the heart and nerve the ann of every honest taxpaying citizen to dare and risk all to bring about ■a change, and wipe out the stain and Agrace which has fallen upon this once honored Commonwealth. Our space is too limited and the catalogue too long to enumerate one half the follies and villanids which have been enacted and and attempted to be enacted in the last four long,'eventful months, which;:that Radical crew have been in session. It is true they have been restrained and checke«; to sonic extent by the Conservative minority in some of tile wildest and most reckless projects which they have Undertaken ; but enough has been accomplished to stamp if as the blackest •disgrace that has fallen upon the State since the hour of reconstruction*. And that is no alight admission ; for .i&iutb Carolina has long been a stench in tho nostrils of the people of the United States, and a by word over the whole world. What-State or what land bas been so plundered, robbed and* ground down into the dust as South Carolina ? Well may it be called the prostrate State. The servile race in reality, by fixing the rate of taxation, bas become the master. Tile wrong and abuse ^which some few of the ether States have been subjected to, was also very grievous and havd to bear; but nearly all have succeeded in throwing off the yoke and free^r*themselves from the thrall. And so may the people of this Stare emancipate themselves j and it behoves them to do it I Le t not this great and memorable Centennial year of the Republic pass away before the word sh.*.ti go forth, -the honer of South Carolina is redeemed—her people are free V9 TUE UXKINOEST GVT OF ALL, I lie unkindest and must cruel cut of all, and one which, the community in general wdl deeply feel, and sympathise w.tu the bereaved in their great affliction. is the non payment of the Legist live “Sn.itcbees” the industrous, fedf abnegative, ingenious fellows, who have swept the looms, cleaned the spittoons, blackened the brogans and written the letters and speeches of all the mean*, mers. What ingratitude, after alf their onerous and manifold duties, not to pay ^heui their greenbacks first! Was ever such selfish ness heard of ? Won’t t here be a bowlin Mild a cussing,aud a swear-in’ and a tearin’ amongst the Dervishes when ‘‘Short looms” and “Lon" Nath- We are indebted to Gov. Tilden for an ; writ'en pamphlet entitled, “The New York City Kiim • Us Origin, Maturity and Downfall,” It comes to as very apprnpos at this time, and might be road with profit by evc:y taxpayer in South Caroli*:!. Governor Tilden has been doing a good work in bringing to light, the rascalities, which have been practiced to a gigantic extent in the empire city and State. Beneath his telling blows and indomitable' pluck, the corrupt Canal Ring was swept out of existence, aud by the same persevering energy, backed by ( buries O Connor and the famous Com** puttee of Seventy, the Tweed and Tammany Ring, which had long ruled the State bv subsidizing some eighty newspapers, buying up judges, and employing the most eminent legal talent, went down, and to-day the leaders are all fugitives from justice. Tweed, GcnncJt, Ingersol and ethers were sent to the penitentiary, while Sweeny, Connolly-Field, Ca rn on and others, ale travel in in foreign lands. His manner of doing things mav be studied aud practiced in other places than New York. Nearly all Over the South they have had swindling Tweeds, Sweeneys, and Cotu-ellys, hut nowhere, perhaps, has the animal flourished and gone un whipped of Justice to that extent which he has in this prostrate State. Our Tweeds have not stolen quire so many millions, perhaps, for the* very good reason that there was not so great a pile to steal from, but one thing is certain, they have, taken ail they could lay their hands on, so that now there is almost nothing left to prosecute with. Met have just learned that after a long and ardous struggle with the Tammany Ring swindlers, law and honesty have triumphed, and victory-has perched on the side of right The Courts hove awarded a verdict of $6.587,1.16.38 against the fugitive Tweed, and proceedings have been instituted against the property of his son to recover the amount of the judgment, which, with the $500,000 recovered by the people against, the Watson estate,will make over seven millions recovered by the city of ^■ew York on account of the Ta rn ain ii v Ring swindle.    ,    . Let us nut lose courage, hut take nil desperanfhtm for our motto, and pursue tho Parkers. Whippers, Solomons, and other public plunderers to the bitt r end—never , forgetting the old and trfre motto, that “charity begins at home.'’ ed to secure the payment o the note. ‘I nave no means of ascertaining the value of those reputed collaterals. ^Thc entries merely indicate that they are “certificates ’ of some kind, with the exception of one item of ,000 ; opposite the amount appears tho name of “Sparnick.” And near rho close of the report, when asked, ‘ Do you discover in the books of the bank a preconcerted plan to Fail the bank and an evident purpose to ‘fix’ the books ?” Mr. Sawyer says, “I do, as I have stated in my submitted report, on the 24th of June. In summing up, I have to remark that ic is easy to sec where the looney of the depositors has gone. It has .been .absorbed by “retiring” capital stocky in enormous .    j* expensed, and in bad loans and invest- # • men is,    <    «    *» an arrive ? Lai the ambitions “yalier ho intend to run for office next fall look to it ; for -'cf J cern-(Jon’t git he pay f&w clcanin out all dem spittoons, W doin’ all dat udder dirty UcjrU’muui bizzine.'S up liar, den do debbie be rn pay in Aiken, lur sa r-tiu’sho I” THE SALOMON BANK SWIN- Dlk. In Mr. Sawyer’, report on the Solomon Bank, after a lengthy detail of “bad debts, State elaine dis-counted paper. Joins on call, An &e ii    >, .    >    WW., Sic , he says :    **' * “Reaching tne next important Hem in the tables submitted you will find, under the boud of “loans on call,” an increase of $48,210. This increase is due to the cancellation of an obligation oft. Levy for the sun, of $47,368,47, which appears to have been cacked by the bank, without intercut, on the 23d day of January, 1875. There appears to h«ve been “collate! als” deposited with the bank to secure the payment of this note,. “It was difficult to trace from the journal entries how this obligation was discharged or “letired,” butthe increase of “loans on call ” it will be seen, reach about the amount of said note, and the presumption is strong that the entries on the “debit” of this account (-‘loans on call”) constituted the “collaterals” THE CITY I) CB T OFU UG US T i rl lie Citronicle J? Sentinel says the debt of the city of Auglistaois $2,000,-000, This debt was nut created, as is generally supposed, chiefly for improve -nicnts and municipal purposes. Five hundred thousand etoiles eft bonds were issued in aid of the Macon, *nd Augusta Railroad—a. rood which fcortuiences at Macon and ends at (?kipak. One hundred thousand dollars were issued to aid the construction of the Charlotte, Columbia & Augusta Railroad, on tho pledge of the corporation pledge which has not and never wilj^ie redeemed that its principal workshops and machine shops would b« located in tho city of Augusta. Right hundred and fifty thousand dolls is have been issued rn aid of the canal enlargement* Some bonds have been issued fir tbe-digging of the original cantil, and some to con* struct the Augusta water works. These latter constitute a portion of the whole amounts and are the only ones which have been issued purely fur municipal purposes or city improvements. ***“ For the purpose of raising money to pay the current yearly expenses of the city govern mein and tho interest on th is debt, a tax of about one dollar and thirty-three and a"third of one per cent. per annulli on tho hundred dollars is culiected ob all taxable property in the 1 municipality. MEETING OF GOEN TY DEMO-CRATIC CONVENTION^ . , The delegates to the County Democratic Convention, arc hereby notified that the convention will be called to Order at 12ti clock rn., on Tuesday the Ilib of April next. <Such townships as have not yet elected their delegates, will do so at Once. The committee tm organization in each township will be called upon for full reports*. T J G^ tv. Croft. .' s Chairman* AIKEN TO WM SHIP DEMO-Ck ATW CLUB. Notice is. hereby given that on the first day of April—-thai boing the first bat ut day in the ult*ut ii—-there will he a meeting of the Aiken Township Democratic Club* in the Lyceum Half, at 12 o’clock he All tim members * aYe requested to attend, ii nu sifcb Us have not yet joined tho Club eau dc so at tho above specified time and place. James Aldrich, President. Mafch 23d, 1876. Terrible Excitement, but no Roby Must.-—The daily, rush OO the immeusc iurnuure <establishment of C. V* Walker, 317, 319 and 321 Broad street, above Phi titers Hotel, Augusta, Ga,, can hardly be acoomtncdated. But somehow C, V. W. manages to do it and please every customer who sails—and they are sure to come again; for they well know that every thing C. V. Walker S CH UETZ EN FER VIVA L The grand annual Schuetzeu Festival, to come off on cho 19th and 20th of April, will be the most exciting and interesting affair that has ever takoii place iii our town. The Columbia post band of twenty musicians is engaged for Mio occasion. Delegations if the ’Ousel 1-schaft from Charleston, Columbia, Augusta and Savannah, the Rifle Club of Graniteville, and also the Palmetto Trifle Olub-of Aiken, will participate in the exercises of the Fest. A large number of beautiful prizes —the finest and most costly ever seen in Aken, and valued at •wo!ii,‘ $500—have been purchased by the Gesellschaft, a part of which a ie already oil exhibition in the show window of President Hahn. Other prizes are daily arriving Anion" those which came yesterday, of the useful and substantial order, is a barrel of best family flonr, contributed by Miller 6 flbley, of Augusta, Ga , also, one Iinel of vestal oil. contributed |by M. it'd & Co., of Charleston, which will be awarded to the best marksman of tho day. The following is the programme for the occasion : SECOND ANNUAL FESTIVAL OF TUR- AIKEN SCHUETZEN GESELLSCHAFT, At their Park, April!9th and 20th. PROGRAMME. FIEST DAY. The Schuetzea and invited Clubs will as~ s cai hie at tho Lyceum Hall, at 9 a. rn., and form line of march. OEDER OF MARCH. 1.... MUSIC. 2.. .PALMETTO RlVLK CLUB. 8... .GRANITEVILLE RIFLE CLUB. 4 ... KING’S CARRIAGE. 5 COLUMBIA SCLUETZEN. 6... .CHARLESTON SCHUETZEN. 7 SAVANNAH SCHUETZEN* 8... .AUGUSTA SCIIUETZEN. 9... AIKEN SCHUETZEN. IO THE PRESS. —LINE OF MARCH — After recsivia^the different, delegation* at the depot, the line will proceed as follows from the depot :    Through Park ave nue to York st reel. ; through Y:>rk street- to Richland av cline; through Richland avenue to Laurens Street; through Laurens street to the Park. On arriding at the Pffvk Mr. HENDERSON will welcome the visiting clubs in behalf of the Aiken Schuetzen. COLLATION TO INVITED 'GUESTS ; Dancing and other Amusements. OLD SERIES VOL. 6. NO.^74 local APFA.IRS I ii eke will be .services churches to-morrow. in alp the The farmers are now bu*y replanting com. I he fruit in Aiken is not all killed. There will he a (air crop of peaches. I irs time for the"payment of taxes in tiiis county will expire of tile 8th of April. Next Monday is Saivsday. and when you come th'town call at (his office and subscribe for The Courier-J.jurnal. The new jail ,s fast approaching com- pietion. When finished it will cost rbuut $3,000. Afi-lr this date the Augusta am Aiken market report will be published rn full in The Courier-Journal.. Lewis Dent, who killed another ne gro for the sum of ten oents, w*R bi hung is Aiken on Friday, April 21st, Mr. Walter Keeble will give ai entertainment at the Clarendon on Monday evening next. It is estimated that there are sour 200 more visitors in Aiken at presen than4 at any previous i^easou—and ye there is room. Wk thank the South Carolina Rail road Company for extending the court esy of the road to this, office for th year 1876. It must be good, for everybody r< commends ii. and the Hooters prescrtb it. We mean Dr. Bull’s Cough Syrup Price, 25 cents. There is a large hole in the strce near the Presbyterian Church come that should be looked after by the tow authorities. What Next '—Harper* Weth has gone back on the administration, an we shall probably have no more AW pictures of Grant. SECOND DAY. The Schuetzen and invited guests will assemble at the Park at IO o’clock a. rn. Shooting. Dancing and amusements as on first day. At 4 p. m., semoting will cease and tine prises will be awarded to the oed marksmen. ILLUMINATION AND GRAND BALL AT NIGHT PRIZE SHOOTING. Target A.*—Celure Target—IOO yards, resting si -wt. only army guu.s allowed. The person making the most centres will receive Hie first prize, mid so on in rotation. Ten cents a sfcot. This target is for invited citizens. Target B.—Centro Target—IOO yards resting: shot, only army girns allowed. Tho person making the most iiuiui- of centa s will receiiie the first prize, ami so on in ro-tatiom Ton cents a shot. This target is fcv invited Rifle Clubs, with army puns. Targets C,D, E.—Centre Targets—200 yards, rest ng shots. The person, making tire most centres will receive the first prize, and so on iii rotation. Ten cents a shot. These targets for the Hehuetzen only. Targets F and G—Bing Target^200 yards, resting shot. The person making the most nu ut Der of Rings on any one Tar-* get will receive the first prize (no marksman entitled to more than one prize. One Ticket, ten shots, $1.00. The fencing near the railroad bridg on Newberry street, has been blaw down. . This should bo looked after i once, before some furious accident o< curs* The Review exercises at the Pre bytorian Church, on Sunday afteruo last were very Interesting. Appron ate addresses were delivered by se vet gentlemen present. Judge Dooly, an old-time Judge, lived to say I hat God Abeigh kfceW every thing bot two things: t mind of a widow and the verdict of petit j tin. Attention. Palmetto Rifle Clo —-Attend the an extrz drill meeting your Club, at the A ca (lim), on Tuesd evening next. April 4t!i. at8 oVTot By order of the Captain. A. W. Oakley, Scrota ry; Martin Salley, Esq., brought this office s Vera I b ack j-iek oak spro on which the last year’s leaves were * green. Where the>e specimens Ca from, which is in Rocky Grove Tm ship, twenty miles east cf Aiken, th is quite an exte’it cf hill country whi is still untouched bv the winter frosts I c    i    sells    and    rccoBititends    will    h<    id    out    and referredWw h.v«K been depoeit. I i. j«tt, wUat iewys ft U. The following are the civil Cases tried at the extra term of Court i A. P. Padgett vs. Hiram Jordan ; claim for delivery of personal property. V erit i c t for dc fen da nt.    . James Hankinson vs. Jacob Foreman) i All persons having in possession^; claim tor delivery of personal property j property—guns. cartridge boxes, Im Verdict for plaintiff.    Ac.—belonging to the Palmetto H Lewis Brad well ts. South Carolina ; Chih. and not being members - of Railroad Company ; damages for burn- j same, are requested to leave such p ing mill. Verdict for plaintiff,    j porty with Mr E. A. Oakley, at Leu is Rlsey vs. VV. II. Wise; money j hardware store of Robert Powell, demand. Verdict for defendant.    Ljurats. ;