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Aiken Courier Journal (Newspaper) - December 14, 1876, Aiken, South Carolina Volume 3—nitmbkb ii AIKEN, S. C., DECEMBER J4. 1876 Aiken, s. C.. Due. ll, ft'74.    ! bis cravat. Altogether he bore a merl on and after th. - date the Po.*ioftiee era I resemblance to a culprit standing J up to receive his sentence. During lbs week from 8:30 a..... .< 5-no | As soon „ the administration of the p. rn. Asthore is un mail received on day the office will not be opened o. thai OFF NS. FL- MAIL ARRANCEMcNTS. | aud his ri*».ht hand was fumbling with member. At* ti* ow til EL-uso was called fo order, a"d Mvers. (Ri-q* ) : 1 Beaufort, introduced Bridges, o! Newberry, a Republican member, w:"> desired to be sworn in Budges .nos* and made an intelligent statement of the reason why he had romaine I .in the h gits Honse,-and then gave. in a homely, p 'in e l way the reason why In* had decided to come into the Constitutional House. He understood, he said, th.r the Supreme Court had recognized the body over which Gen. Wallace presided as the lawful House of Representatives, and in the lawful House he proposed to be. After MAILS. i Northern.. J    IU a.m.! Western... j    It)a. in.; Charleston -ft30 p. rn.,' Columbia.. I0avn& u30prn;9 ami. . Charlestoa mail closes at I p. m day Dunbarto >» Hamm oui and C mails cio>e on J vui y ut 6 open oh S i lur n s 6 p. rn. Leesville, Me.robs Bridge . Ebal mans close on Tnu.‘sitars u; p. rn., and opt ii on Saturday a p. rn. E. CON i 5 “0 un lay. i oi th was cond tided, he stepped to the | Speak* r s desk and proceeded to read a ' short add'mss. . e began bv saying that i ' accepted the office to which he bod .in I. en for the second time called bi the l'“* voice of the majority of the people, with " *    < lull knowledge of the grave responsi ve] connected with it. Only the an i i s*T ■ -st conviction of duty could induce I to do it. No patriotic citizen should 'ok fro ii complying with the will of asking some questions as to the mode in EVE sr a OF Tilt* UL The Travesty of .Last Wii. ic. UK.*. THE BOGUS HOUSE Columbia, December 6 —    •• House me-, at 12 ••’cl »c . * Iain’s roughs wore at every d . * fully excluding all perso ns, u from the Hall hut from th * itself, so that the uni r business required their pr Statehouse were subjected being stopped ard que-ii / ragged loafers. The *t»ly pi a black In the I* first business attend dr*, u . cb swearing in ot members, tv of Abbcvilie, was tho fort un.. _ . this case. The notorious Gloster . ft Aiken, introduced a bul pr v ii the appointment of a emmet bb * an adequate appropriation f of the. widows and orphans *.» .... ed at Hamburg, Ellenton a;..i Bridge. He urged immel*,. i as the witnes&es were a ie ae stated thai there worn 225 v.d orphans of these men. As 15 * ' killed at these points, this gives erage of 13 orphans and I w each, or vice versa. Reed, of Beaufort, des’red ■ the resolution, and being rn:. i order, became somewhat Ii . appealed from the decision oi ')•* but the smell of the jab wa-; in *' attractive, and the lieu e sug L decision of the chair, suspire rules and passed the bill. Gloster Holla rid called ai c . the fact that no one iii the ll. copy of the Revised Statutes. . ed some bought ; but he t i by Mackev that there wa . t buy any, and that it' he war va mast buy it himself. • Green, of Richland, gave tlfft- introduction of an uni. >*bill . '■ti After the introduction of a- v 'rn’. i- er ahu ii ar bills and cons.derats debate/the hou*e adj *u e*Lm < tbs travesty rtl 12 o’ciou. i .- % the rump INAUGURATION—c ' ■-    % > lain’s inaugural addr &uMbia, Dec. 7.—At I ■ members ot the S. ii - re i of tire House* and t a few minutes < Ii. gtecorfipd by ex -I roo ii a few others. Ile the Side looking stiulght ‘•Wwr-t* ■notice of the sftn* •Upping^ u,3 members an ofed moo & ding aguilt. tit. .He walked b id the ' -    ' he ; cop e* The present struggle was • ii* fen-e of the principles which form- —------ j \ the very Inundation of the Constitu- . r I, If they failed now the government ! would no long r be treated by those gov-'N~ erued. If their opponents succeeded, I they might, despair of a free government. I I-is aim would be to defend the rights, I co guard the peace and to watch over *-••    I i* . , It*    r    U    »    t    it* . mo no wenare **i ms people, lits occupa— . . ; r , loos had prevented him from preparing i ..yr ; the usual st itement of matters which my ; nad transpired during his term, but it : should be'done. Their greatest interest 2^ aud commanding duty was to resist all •    ! rh*" ’.hr ais and allurements of their ad- •- 7. r aries. Only cowardice, weakness . | od the treachery of their friends could ta i iiurt them. If these means were allow i j od to prevail, they would witness the :    j eon ummntion ut the plan to overcome / b I >' brute force a majority of twenty thou. a { s a-d. Hu had mourned over errors and ; erunes committed there, hut he had cfi st d i ppa lied agnates against freedom, .o' i or it.r and government perpetrated by ...... : the Democratic party, and more appalled lh hun he saw the North divided on such Rilji--1 a question. ;i s { Although it was written in the blood ad -. ’ of    ha if    million of men on the history A , • .’ tis country that no government could • . I . by exist when founded on the slavery •••-.! i i. t race. there were Republicans who ,v- ; yr terre.! the pe iee of submission to re-.j j dsiiog til is re enslavement, In thepres- 1 en I condition of noli tics the election by 1 ‘I people was *'tie vast exhibition of i%, ri: .I yi dunce. The present circum-•: I j iances chowed how near their opponents j lei oeen to the consummation of agreat •    ‘ ic.:sp:racy. A gentleman who was his i \ r P a ut had recently declared that lie [cd * •• r* I *    • t;ie peace, of the State and his ;'b Aiibei lain's) life in his hands. He r • i t *not doubt it. No man’s life was which the House hid been organized. Bridges was sworn in, the House then having 63 certificated, members, which President Grant decided to be the quorum needed to constitute a lawful House of Representatives. Mr. Bridges hav ing been sworn in, the Huuse took a recess until 7 o’clock. The House met again at 7 p. rn , 63 members having Certificates from the secretary of State being present. Thos. Hamilton, (Rep.) of Beaufort, made a lengthy speech, in which he urged the advisability of the House taking posses^ sion of their legal seats in the Hall of Ropresentatives at the Statehouse, If the other member^ would follow,he would walk to his seat in the Statehouse in the morning. This idea of a majority of the House of llepiesentatives sitting in a private hall while the Statehouse was oc* cupied by a minority was entirely repug* naut to his ideas of right. He called upon the other members to say that they would not submit to this exclusion any longer He felt, he said, that his sole offence had been that he would not vote to give seats in the House to men who were defeated at the polls. Because of this he and others had bcefi’insulfced and driven from his seat by Federal bayonets. In the Statehouse, he said, was the hall which was theirs, and where they should meet. They were the majority and should I take possession of it. work in the morning, and push things rapidly to the end. Gen. Banks, (Rep.) to-night, when told that the military still held the Statehouse, sh* ok his head gravely, expressed surprise, and intimated strongly that tnis outrage must stop. THE BANKS ENJOINED FROM PAYING OUT ANY STATE FUNDS. Columbia, December 8,—This evening Judge Carpenter issued an injunc tion, on the complaint of several taxpayers, against the two banka in this city which had been selected as State depositories of public funds, the proceeds of taxes, from paying the deposits out on check** signed by F. L. Cardozo’ claiming to act as State Treasurer. Car. dozo’s term ended December 3d, 1876. Under the law his sureties do not begin tn be responsible until he enters upon the duties of his next term, if elected. It is further held that any bond he may file, on the basis of Chamberlain’s inauguration, will not be a lawful bond. and Cleaves c ult -persons ti ann OUM'fled- t Bleating wnc- i The doot>.’ v and guards!. up his right * forward an . aatel and purpose for * r* 'lightly closen. R’aiflberhiin tiler • I while the un iii OLD SERIES VOL. 7.—NO- 311 certificates upon presentation. The Rump members are without any monev and the banks won’t honor their certif!, cates. Judge Bond has delivered a decision discharging the Board of State Canvassers from custody on the ground that the Supreme Court of the State had no jurisdiction. GENERAL AUGER’S LETTER.—BAYON FT3 STILL BAR THE WAY. Columbia, December 9, 1876.—The (constitutional House of Representatives met at ll A. M. this morning, aud a quorum being present, at once proceeded to business. After prayer by tho Rev. J. H. Bryson, of Columbia, and the reading of the journal of yesterday, che Speaker announced the standing committees. The Congressional committee here entered the hail in company with Gen. M C. Butler, and were invited to seats on the floor of the House. Mr. Gal I Ison, of Edgefield, presented the following resolution : Resolved, That a committee of five from this House, one to be selected from each Congressional district in the State, be appointed by the Speaker, whose duty it shall be to inquire and report, without | delay, what steps are necessary and practicable to effect the immediate inaugura tion of Gen. Hampton, art*! the installation of the State ticket elected with him on the 7th November ult. Mr. L. W. Youmans moved that Mr. Cnllison’s resolution be laid on the table, and that the following be substituted in ifs place: Resolved, That a committee of five be appointed whose duty it shall be to prepare business and suggest actions for this House, ant? that ^aid committee report from day to day to this House until sueh time as both Houses of tho General Assembly shall be acting together in the normal exercise of their duties. That the said committee consist of one from each Congressional district, to be appointed by the Speaker. The substitute was adopted. The House then went into secret session, and alter discussing matters of a private nature returned to open session Mr. Connor, the chairman of the bom— mil leo appointed to wait on Gen. Ruger and inquire by whose authority troops were sta.ioned in the Statehouse, and I    • I whether the troops would resist the en-j trance of the Democrat.- into the hall of ! Renrcsentatives, submitted the following i    /    ~ I official reply fro ii Gen. Huger, whiob | was received as information :    //,-• I    ...    * j To Hun. F. A. Conner, and other I    (j en tieme.n of the Committee : I have the honor to say in re— ply to your inquiries, ba^ed upon the resolution of which you handed me a cop/ co yesterday, that the United Slates troop'* in the State Il«ni'*e were placed there by my order for Cue purpose of ezecutirg such orders as might Im' given ; and in this connection, I woit'd say. with reference to inquiries Columbia, Dee. 11:—The Radical    ; ,,uulhor G y,,a 7< ,hf ir’30ul* body Columbia. Dec. 7._Gov.    Hampton    I gross ic na I committee appointed by .('on- *    Rump Holts* to-day passed ;i r solution    '*luu^ *-I Pc:“ ,lL t^,e £tute House for c's res that Chamberlain’s    in auburn-    • jrrcsa to look into the situation here ar- j    declaring the office of Chief Justice of    j PnrP°8c ^luring the Hall of the * to-day was the best    thing    that could    j rive<* ri,-|;i'-htj and arc quartered at the j    the Supreme Court vacant. #Tiiis resn-    ' Hou-e of Lepnscntatives aud should Wheeler Hoise. They consist of six I latino was pr united by the revenge .rf | be rr-IWd    by    th..*!    having r    | Democrats aud three Republicans, wiHi    the Radical par tv on acc unit .rf.tlie do-    ! ‘-'mr-.-., of the dom*, and if such persons hoi* and one scr^eant-at- \    cis; iii. re I ii' 'led by tile d a! irenic Court    I *h'K1|d app'v < .lit' officer iii cnnttuand of ti'e troops at the    House    l**r    aa- j uh ie by taking advantage of this tiro ! Hon.^1 ikon Saylor, (Dem,) Ohio, chair- j and other election cases The report of j 8,stal,cu l,rCC"s*:r-v to Pr,J' r‘nt v<)Ui‘ ^ber* :but by his inauguration he waived I brio of the committee. Judge Abbott^ j the shooting o! eight or nine negroes in j ln.-» the pres 'n* orders i<* the ofl|pers : i i-Ut to hoi i over. A nether point ’ (Heul*) Massach asetts, Governor Eden, I Abbeville, who were charged with the I would require them to render such as-v an vc *1 is, that the term of Boone, who i (Hem.) Illinois, Thomas L. Jones, | murder of two white men. ii all false.— j ^stance. I am. geiith*meuv your obcai-*r Chamberlain in, expired in No- I ( Hem.) Kentucky, Mr Cochrane. (Dem) j The negroes are safe in jail at Walhalla, j ('r,r sc'rV:;nr*    Tugs. II. RuG*R. •vjij j,    j    Pennsylvania, Mr. Phillips, (Dem.) Mis- I and iii ere is no danger of anything be- j souri,    Judee Lawrelict,    (Rep.) Ohio.    |    ing done to thnn. 'I Ii*' ele«*ti<»n of Uni-    I ! Judge    Lapl'an, (Rep.)    New Jersey    ted States Senator tykes place to-uior-j ! Gen N. P. Banks, (Rep.)    Massachusetts.    J    mw. There are about a dozen candi-! na!    House    «.t Representatives asse in- I The    committee were met at the hotel    j    dates iii ti).* Radical party, four heil": d at    IO    a.    rn On those grounds ine taxpayers say ne is without sureties for his acts as treas-urer, and Chamberlain, under his new title, cannot countersign his checks. lf the temporary injunction is sustained, the Chamberlain Government will necessarily starve out, as no one dreams that Chamberlain will be able to enforce a tax levy in South Carolina. The work of the Congressional committee to-day hasbeen important. They first went to the Statehouse and exDeri-enced a good deal of difficulty in getting in. After getting in they expressed great surprise at the spectacle they wit-nessed. Mr* McCormack, one of the sergeants-at-arms of the committee, went in the Hall of Representatives, and then came out, and was actually refused readmittance. The Bayonet body put on a good deal of show with the committee after finding out who they were, and invited them to seats on the floor. The committee then applied for all the primary election returns in the secretary of State’s office relating to the Presiden- for the law determining the jurisdiction of the courts and the power of the State bon ids and the countv board of ca n Vass- Sheppard (Dem.) rose to a question of J tiai Electors and Congressmen ; also for piivilege, and made an earnest appeal j „|] proceedings in the Supreme Court that the right, ot the members from j an,( United States Circuit Court, and i Edgefield and Laurens to seats on the floor be referred to the committee on privileges and elections. While the Supreme Court, lie said, had decided j crs Stenographers are at wont in the that they had as muon right as anybody J secretary of State’s office copying the else to seats on the^floor, he 'preferred J returns that the matter bo referred to the com- j qqie committee say that they desire to mitt ce, and ii tilde weie contestants j    legal statue first, and that they daivd to oppose the uesigns of their evidence could be taken.    j    ]r,tend to leave nothing uni ii vest! gated. After some debate by Messrs. Hood, The committee expect to bo employed Watt, Gary, Orr and Aldrich, the mat-ss con'ago by saying how frail .a . tor was referred to the committee on his life had been held by. But j priviledges and elections, and tile follow-g, nut evcp his wife or children, j ing gentlemen were appointed by the to him thin the* ruddy drop that j chair: I his s d heart, could induce him I j L 0„. r q bw> j mon. He went on to demonstrate his own here ten days, and then will go to Char- ! lepton. From expressions let fall by the com- • mitt co. it is thought that the»*e is no I i I prob ibi'.ity of even a minority report ; / I    •.    -yr !    . ... j    , .    l;* Foit, N. . Vicing made, si oomph telv disgusted are ' hls h ,t;ed or cease his resistance I n Myers, Win. Marco, John Gibson and I is im*n sj,r f *    ut rage, under whose | j ft Erwin. :*.k sliadovv they had assembled t.o- T1 us ended lh'* farce. I yernou iiampton’s opinion of the ; IN A UG URAL FA RUE. : flic wh >ie committee with the appear-! ancc of filings at tile Statehouse, j The House thea adjourned till IO to - I The Democrats hold a s**eret caucus i morrow.    i to-night. TUE CONGRESSIONAL COMMITTEE. j I Columbia, December 7.—The Con- j Cli IEF JUSTICE SUSPENDED.- * vc been done for tile Democrats. The .« Mi a ti on provide* that a Governor ‘-r id over until his successor is elec- three stem grupl i. and Cnamberlain might 1iave‘d veil I arms* The committee consists of the I in the cases of the Boa id of Canvassers IRK CONSTITUTIONAL HOUSE. C ) LU MBI A, Dec. 6.—The Constitu- Coloncl and Brevet Brigndier-Genrral Dcpartinent sd* the Sotish. THE LATEST (’oluviui.v, Doc. 12.—Iu the Repubf, lie .ti House, the ballot fir United Sfc&t^- ., having seventy mein- j on their arrival by some of the Execu-; negroes, ’’’ho lawful House of Repro- .    ^    J .ct'on ofH^T hers. including the eight members from 1 live committee and Gen. Gordon, who j seutntivis jias'*ed a resolution to-day that j ■ * 1 it. ult* *1 iii t Edgefield and Laurens. The roll was j also arrived to-day.^ They are very cert ideates be issued to the members of * ^*.Sl 11 ^    n^    '1 ,n» w 0 ^ the administi >n of the oath, Cham- j und the House then awaited the j tired to-night, and by no means conium- Hie General Assembly for $100 of their I ce^cd ^ oa^ ^    1 8St* n t o ^•rUin’e eyes were rolling nervous;: .* mi#.s*in» link, a eixty-third certificated nicative. Th»’y-say they will commence pay. The banks pi read to him by Vudge Boone. Dur promptly lieu red the I [Continued on 4th page.] ;