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Aiken Courier Journal (Newspaper) - February 15, 1877, Aiken, South Carolina BME 3— NUMBER 1X9 AIL ARRANGEMENTS. Aiken, S. C., Dec. ll, 1874. On and after this date the Postoffice re will be as follows : f During the week from 8:30 a. rn. to 6:30 i. Aa there is no mail received on Sun. the office will not ba opened on tliat'day AIKEN, S. C„ FEHRUAnY 15, 1877 --- OPENS. IO a.m. Itta. rn. "1:30 p. rn. I CLOSES. 3 p. rn. 3 p. rn. 9 a. rn. ibia.. 10am& 4:30pmi9 a.m. & 3.30 pm arlestou mail closes at I p. rn. on Sun- Punbarton, Hammond and Greenland inils close on Fridays at G a. rn., and n on Saturdavs at 6 p. m. Leesville, Merritt’s Bridge and Mt. I mails close on Thursdays at 4 o’clock m and open on Saturdays at 4 o’clock rn E. CONDY, r. M. COLUMBIA. <0 0‘l’u >l BI a , Feb 11. —-Nash, the chair-’’Wan of the colored Orphan Asylum, .yesterday made a second appeal to Gov. Houlton for aid to that institution, fhd-'Jlressrng him as Governor Hampton, which was at once granted in the form of a check fur one thousand dollars, which will be sufficient to meet the necessary expenses cfi' this institution for ' some time to come. CqpXBlA, february 12.—Governor, a2«u#»n i; trtfeg Mf to mttfg nu Ii ti a-force, ^t^nycomo) lesions Edtiol already been issued and the organiz iftbd dnHolImeut is progressing rapidly. ^ 1 ■    * •. - - AIL VESPER Altoun. .ii, lyes, all iV\e have not the slightest idea that Hayes will ever be made President. But Whether hayes be counted in, or Tilden be declared elected, or there be a new election, thh Nicholls government in this State will stand. It is based upon an impregnable rock and the machinations df conspirators, rogues aud adventurers cannot plevaii‘against it.— N. O. I) nnocrat. We think the same may be said of the Hampton Govc-nmenfc in South Carolina.    , Maddnx, too, is a nun of blood, though not as fierce as Wells. He Jelled his antagonist, Lien*. McPherson, in a duel at- Mier during the Mexican wajg It wo ii sd be a very close fight jf Wells and Maddox were fed to contend in mortal combat—distance, five paces ; weapons, Derringer pistols, thugknives, and rifle canes, ail of which the officers of the House could supply out of Wells' effects.—AT. T. Sun. . — President Grant has settled upon Judge Settle, the United States district Judgeship of Florida. The Wilmington (N. C.) Star, says : The Honorable Judge has been to Washington and had a pleasant interview with his very peeial friend President Grant. He reports that the President’s primate opinion on the political situation is that there is not the slighest doubt that the Electoral Commission will com uel 4f. Tilden in. A BABY K^hPjlAST. Among Forepaugh\s Fourpaws. [Correspondence Philadelphia Times. Germantown, Feb. 7, 18V7. Forepaugh,the mem%erie man, winters his animals in a big barn on the township line, by tb*|ide of a street Brr which I could learn And'can suggest no name.but mud alley^Nere he keeps all tile wild beasts thaj excite the countrymen to wide-motived wonder in the stumper months. Wfttwr eleplbants and camels, tigers. leopet®4ears, monkeys, lions and ill the resfclphose four-footed villains'thnt challengethe admiration of Young America. H^jhas elephants that qre more than a hundred years old, bears thatysit on their l**if legs., a tiger thgc stands on his headed winks, mud lions that would eat -a map without waiting to say- gftfce. He hits a tfea lion that eats a peck of fish    then swims around his JtaTvk >.h&ing&£ jiore ; a hypoa that. gnaws his way out lf everything that he can be put in, ani has to be chained; a white-wooled scoundrel, whose name I have forgotten. wA jill look lovingly at you and lick yourj^nd, and sudden- nuti We! our accoil past; Hoe. o flier North’! magnai enced M And Let us, • —    rvrhr^-i ed the'the MBI ly rgn hi try to unto com mon _ J all throttle zebra that w ,    -4 gets a chance, kite the Iron of camels s tan din, -chat looks like 4j t SHi ’3 p or fellows around I) gave the elephants th ir hay. There five of them—Ow as contented and happy elephants as ever killed a. keepe . In the dead Watches of the night, when#all nature was hushed, and the sea»lion made ■unconscious tipples in his crystal lank, aud Germantown lay bathed in moonbeams and vei-l^-J^ud, a change came o’er the spirit of the elephantine dream. The biggest ..elephant pf them all, an eld ^irl with big cars antPa long trunk, tossed rustily in ber sleep. She turned, she Coughed, sue awoke. She rubbed her eyes with the end of her trunk, a nil.. The wo awoke her sleeping sister. She whispered something in her ear. •‘No!” said file sister. “Fact,” said the old girt. ‘•Why,” howL—who* ■—well. I never The child was born V    I IHE BABY. * A jolly, frisky,- romping bright-eyed, gray-back cd little elephant, no bigger than a dog, with a wagging tail, a velvety trunk, two big ears and four of the nicest little elephant paws iii the world. I had a little talk with the. |*by. for she eau talk ast we]] as    y not with mouth, emijtly, but    ways just as plain.- \irhen I went up to her she greetedftne jith : “Good afternoin !” She said this 5by lifting her little trunk aud taking hold of my hand as gently as .could Fe. Then she asked : “Have you anything in your pockets to eat ?” ThishiLWei [RIES VOL. 7 — XQ-31& DfiH'arqnhar Tiyiperfe Last-Poem, wa and Courier.] ,3f '-to the South” was by (he digtiugui>bed HE for publication. Ute iii-presentftvg It to *‘stingily Pf sky the tact* KiSf “ \ ordht the Louisiana • bf thea* preliminary p rr writ)stand on different How tho Oregon, ease 'Certain to-night, butv * ^ Watts, the ineligible nos resign maist was, therefore,' mardi cfrfont*, Hts icittigifeilit^oii creaky* vacancy ie hot ■atar that ISS® »    • ded that^ dent; so ether the the President will self with mith 129,000 a year An at-' tem pit was iwude to reduce the pay of anfmhere of {Congress from 94,000 to that failed to go down. Congress deci-iugh for a Presi- of March next % to content him- Radical papers have expir-Wta Florida sjjpce the i nai^garation of Governof^Drew—^ Madison Recorder, Fermuid^a Ob^Vef ^^Gaines by the other electQnt^ .Hut aboijt^jAfi^^*^6 Ottiten. They derived lltfell^xis-riiere wilt be as much argument as the teoee Bolely and entirely frtal9bial Commission will-Allow on b# sides. It is a point *n*which the hhr)fhrs will - delight. Kr — It tomes out that Zaeh. Chandler, J-of the Interior, telegraphed to in he did to Florida, South Car-•oiiBa and Louisiana, that Hayes was •certain of enough votes to elect him, provided that the votes of the State ten to should vote fo^m, ani urging that every effort shoulMe made to prevent the Democrats from capturing r it. Kaeh telegram was a brazen false-All of the States appealed' to wetj necessary to die ct Hayes, Not a single vote could be spared, and yet caoh was Snjjormed that the others were ascertained positively to have voted for TT the Republica n candida! e.—Richmond D&patch. .-.-It# ’ hoed. •-•a . ■?' — A ruling which IU good for Floris ■' da ought to be equally good for Oregon. 'jf Tlw) Governor of Florida certifies to the rnelection fit' four Hayes electors; the ***&■'+ • •    • 1 Commission .will not inquire whether '*- those certificates be the product of fraud or of honest origin. The Governor of . Oregon certifies to the celection of two Hayes electors and one Tilden elector. *The Electoral Commission must accept theseAJrogon certificates as binding on Corneas. That will make Samuel J. Tilden the next President of the United States.—Baltimore Gazette. patronage, and when, that knocked from under them an collapse was the result — Judge Townsend has decided •fc'jjSj Bennettsville that tk£ election few coui^t ty officers in November last was legal, and has rendered judgment of ousters against the incumbent^ who have bef rn holding over on the groundnut no lawful successors have been elected. Th* Color Link in Massachw-^ setts.—The Reform Club pf Worces- lh** ter, Mass., to which "high or low, rich or poor, blaek or white*’ were at fiat invited, has voted to reject colored applicants *or membership, The vote stood 76 to 33.    > -r- Motto of the South Carolina Hoard of State Canvassers : ‘•If it were Dunn, when ’tis Dunn. v Hvureercll It were Dpan quickly. Le: 1tfi then Rand s New York City Business * Directory. —This is the title o^a val-, uable work of commercial reference, just issued by Walcer Heugh & Co., Printers and Publishers, of 14 Park Place, New York. It confabs a full and complete list of all the Importers, Jobb^-s and Manufacturers doing business iii the great metropolis, classified and arranged by Trades and Occupations, and £i'«’ieg their -treet and number address. It is an invaluable work for the Country Merchant. It tells him where to obtain anything from a needle to a steam engine, of first or second hands. The work will be sent by the publishers to any address, postage prepaid! upon the receipt of the price, which is as follows : Cloth, full bound Edition, per copy, One Dollar ; flexible doth bound Soveuty-fivo jents ; papercovers, iVij cunts. t.of the cage and ; a cageful of at, being of no ike more noise than ther; a beautiful ur fingers lf. he failing in that, will s tage; a drove (hind (the elephant, maids-in-waiting; one of thes^ (F^o infd fhif ^ioR A LIOU TAMER. This man performed with the an;mal.< this ailernoon. Vie whipped fcl»e lions with a horsc-whip. pounded tffem with poles and punched them with iron rods. He Called them hasd nances and sneered at them, and got. them terribly excited. They plunged aboat the cage and over each other’s backs, till theV box shook circ,es- She is a*>out thcj« Y ou We!.) But you| Mesh’ And Whl Confidi and rocked aud t'hp^ars trembled* As Boun as I had a plan for rapid retreat mapped out. I beq*n to inquire about the mao’s history, with a view to writing a little obituary for him ; but singularly enough h$ succeeded in dodging this lions and escaped without a scratch. You sit od a circus seat (may be you do) and aee this man go into the lions’ He is drested in spangles aud gil^pnd silk >.»he bows, and kisses hts d opens the door; the big lions J(*t4qa I be goes in ; he displays every muscle j.‘every posture is heroic ; fib. flourished his    rod, and the lions •eroueh ’n (terror. What a bra;c man ! What a herpl But come out t»erifamftat him in*his shirt sleeve* " savage enou ve*y demure and v.e*y wise. The tamer faces the handsomest of them and gives him a wicked cut across the face with his whip; then he hits another and another (there are four in the cage) till he gets them all wild, taking care to keep out of reach. There’s nothing courteous about this. . -    w    Hi my two orc reoat poekeis^ejad ffcdhig ’potMn^ -Wr&kSm •‘I like potatoes,” and f^jat on to eat mg at a lifctlo heap of them that lay at her feet. She is as gentil ga. a lanrb, and as graceful and playoff-as a kitten^ She has very little to do'with her moth-sr, but her violent attach J cut to one of the gentlemen elephants lias fo some bold scandals ii el f< very little larger than^, when born, and will be a wcfk old “I wouldn’t,” said ^repau^p^takj twenty thousaml doltfta for thad^elephant. She’s the ficgfene that ever was born in Ameripa^mndtshe^ as healthy as any of them* ijer. mother's Hume is Basil, but I haven’t lamed the baby yet.”    4 As elephants live to the respectable age of a Wild red lh d fifty or two buried Gi* baby is still very very good chance of next President. Drys. Doubtlej J. cace 4i*ke* dei lf totsiU ho.* Blai ► LivLng to ^ atm in pts sniri sleeve i^aittiau quiet id^uigttuaE igh^nio doSht, birt lookii . ’ A TRADE SECRET. But about going into the cage. When he goes in for exhibition he carries an iron bar. This iron bar lie has previously heated as nearly ved hot as he dares, without its heat showing to the audience. is^not bravery, but legerdemain that carries him safely through the lion’s cage. This is one of the secrets of the trade, and I tell it to you iii confidence. If you have any ambition to try it, take a cage with two lions, heat the iton very, very hot, brace up jour nerves, put on your sternest look—then <_o home. From the sublime to the ridiculous. Xxii the lion-tamer ; cr.ti 1- the baby elephant:- Last Wednesday night the jatable boy' (how they do bustle these dred ye young, sh “Closed for Returns.*’ elf* 4' ; ress’d them. ice pelf? en that he ^10 possed them owneO by hisjervahts him- At eight o’clock yesterday morning tile proprietor of a small saloon, on Bau-ein street put down the curtains, Jock-ln??,ted the door, and was walking off when he was hailed by a policeman. The saloonist crossed the street to the officer and said :    ( “Dot blace isglosed up for von week.” “What is the matter ?” us Wed the officer. “Well, I gan’t stand such Toolings aroundt. In tile first place a man conies in and says: “Well, Dilden is elected,” and he kicks ofer-the chair. Pouty 30011 comeg anudder mum in und hi says: “Hooray! Hayes vhas got ’em now!” and he kicks oferadable. Anoder man in a lect Ie vhde conies in and galls out: The lions are afraid of it It | “Nobody is elected an^ more !” und he pTeaks some glasses. Shust like dot has it been for a week, and I atli glean discouraged, Ifsomepody says Dilden is elected, I pcMeve dot; if somepody says Hayes is elected, I peiieve dot; ifsomepody says nop<*dy is elected, I fjiels Ilks degountry vhas going to some dogs right ) 9    ■ away.    .C* “Yes, it does bjtbor one! consoled the i.ffieer,    -I    ^ “Tell all    I    have    glo«cd    up tor vetqputs.AritPiftt srtm°pody gan’t get J^D^ieff^ie man, bom face icwaru. aud Im mined his -Richmond Wit nj. Caring^for all, as in health. s*i*«iekneslfes, He was their father, their patriarch chm, Age’s infirmities, infancy's weaknesses. Leaning ob him for repose and relief. When you went forth in your pluck and your bravery,v Selling for freedom both fortunes and fires, Where was that prophesied outburst of slpvery. Wreaking re\enge on your children aud wives ? Nowhere ! You left all to servile safekeeping. And this was faithful and tine to your trust; Master and servant thu« mutually reaping Double rewaid of the good and the just! Generous Southerners! I who address you Shared with too many belief in your sins; But I recant it—thus—let me confess you— Knowledge is victor and every where •vins; For I have seen, I have heard, and am sure of it, You have been slandered and suffered long. Paying id! slavery's cost, and ^hecure of it.. And the Great. World shall repent of its wrong!    Martin    F.    Tupper. Charleston, February 8, 1877. We are glad to see so many shade trees being put out in our streets this year. A number of citizens have proposed a plan to fill up the sides and centre of Park avenue, in regular rovar or in el mirvs of different kinds of trees, Aud we understand that the Presbyterian society will soon feegfh-’in    of their church. Lot all the'resideu’s tpkj up the plan anil carvy it out, not.* only in Park avenue, bu«i in all the streets where trees are needed. Tl»e cost is but trifling, and a few years Will, show 1 another beamful town rivaling the city of Polunibia, whose chief beaut}’ consists iir its magnificent shade trees. Citizen. ;