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Aiken Courier Journal (Newspaper) - February 26, 1876, Aiken, South Carolina Volume 2—number 69 4 ann crAIKENT, S. C., FEBRUARY 26. 1876 OLD SERIES, VOL. 6.—N0.269 Mail arrangements. Viken, S. C., September I, 1874. On all airer this date the Postoffice ho^rs vill be as follows : Dung the week from 8:30 a. rn. to I 30 t) clock . in., and from 3 to G o’clock p. fcovjhon.. es phsleion Colin bi.. Ian pl OI X)p fq or... OPENS. I CLOSES. 10-30 a.m.|9;30 a.m. &    3p.m 10:30 a. rn    3    p,    m. 4:30 p. m.I    in 4:30 p.m.    m Iintirion, Leesville, Hammond, Green— Jerritt’s Bridge and Alt. S-:bal mails oi Sundays at I o’clock p. rn., and <* Tuesdays at 5 o’clock p. in. E. CONDY, P. AI. • rn/a MOUES FAMILY. h tie Nev ow York Tribune, of Fob ITtil, iii:.? a mot interesting chapter on a orient anc! honorable family, which In ot herotoiore appeared in print. In kits:* t I • the South Carolina branch, VT rite r sa vs : ie.State of South Carolina is too 1 blessed with Moseses. The Mo' airily, though it rn ly not have en-i overwhelmed the State, seems to I very thoroughly inundated its p*>l-There have been no bad and re- ims goings-on in that uiuch-govern-tate since the colored legislator ;ht his intellect and the white phil-opist his carpetbag to bear on refaction, that the head of Moses has eon bobbing around the surface of. oui d n’t hr© into any kind of a ring b thieving was going on without lug down a Moses. The family . iris to have absorbed pretty much qhing it could lay hold of. Its tendril ave dropped on everything that i^bdlar or ;» chance for a dollar in if a couldn’t strike suddenly with keyhole of a treasury safe ^y^iin the State without breaking • \ ^ <Vee fingers of some member of the ^family. Along at the. first of the ^Carolina business, when they he M ises family for Governor, we mistook him for the lot. It is net unlikely that under ibis misappie-hension we credited or debited him with Ridiculousness and wickedness that should have been divided up and apportioned among the rest of the family It •did seem queer, too/that one man should exhibit so much versatility in stupidities and deviltries, but we thought he might be a skipjaek sort of a creature, who, 'luring jus? a* fit for one office as another was holding pretty much all of them and improving the time. We have since learned thai there are several Moseses ; 'how many we do not know, but enough, Enough. And the whole family, so far as we can judge frow their several political careers, are of the direct line. Direct, if Dot from the Moses of the Des liveraficc, at least from tho Moses of Sinai, who broke the tables of the law. These fellows have "broken pretty much all the commandments. What they haven’t broken they have treated i*v the fellow did the grass he was hired to mow. “Well.” said he. when he was asked ii he duo finished mowing, “I’ve cut down the muston’t, and tho rest I’ve beat and banged about so’t won’t live.” The South Carolina House of Repro-^ resea latices impeached one of these Moseses ou I uesday. ’Ibis one is a judge of the circuit court, and is described as the bro:her of Chief Justice Moses, and the unele of ex-Governor Moses. Look ye now, respectable connections are uncommonly handy things to have in the I Chouse. See thisnow : they impeach the are rescuing a race d >wn there, we presume, They seem to be leaders, lawgivers arid deliverers—stand-and deliv^ er-ers. They may make some mistake in the matter of leading and lawgiving, but in the business of despoiling the Egyptians they have more than filled the bill. \le do not know that the existence of the Moses family concerns anybody outside the State of South Carolina. We have been interested somewhat in observing its ramifications as successive exposures of political and per sonal rascality developed them. We are not quite sure we have got the family together yet. But there seems to he enough on hand and classified to make a procession, and so we offer the gratuitous suggestion that the Moseses, so ‘far as heard from, be marshaled, corraled and led up into some convenient Pisgah to stay. The rescued race ought to be able to make Hie rest of. the journey alone. SIX WE IJK S IMPRISONMENT FOR STEALING A CABBAGE. English Law Versus American Jurisprudence. V; / circuit judge for “applying trust funds f n ll I Ll v to n    ....    1    » or some such ti t lung- to his own that. we believe, is the way it is defined in the dispatch—* 1 ‘convey,’ Hie wise it fecal!”—upd the circuit judge says, ‘ Wov [’rn the brother of the Chief Justice and she uncle of the ex-Goverm*,-.” Wh-m Jjjey catch the ex-Governor i i a “e-n-cyan cc?” he says. “Why, I’m the sui of e Cm ie I Jallice and the nephew of the •cult judge. And so it goes. We-1] y are a nice set, these Moseses. Tho-.- Although founded upon the same basis and governed by the same precedents, there is a wide difference in the reading and application of the criminal law in this country and England. In the latter country they have just imprisoned a man tor the term of six weeks for ricking up arid appropriating to hi ? own use an unsound cabb ige. “Alfred Chapman, described as a poorely clad laborer, picked up a cabbage in Mr. Brisco’s field, near Hastings, and was carrying it home when he was stopped by a constable. He said that it was only a cabbage he had, and he “had heard that anybody was welcome to go into the field in question and cut a cabbage, for the crop was a bad one and was to be plowed in. ' IL? was arrested, however, and after the examination of his case sent to jail f»r six weeks. The Superintendent of the police testified that Chapman was an honest man, and had no doubt acted on a rumor that he had healed. Of course he had committed a technical violation of the law, but the circumstances were such that his offence deser ired lenient treatment. The mag- © istrates did not see the matter in this light, however, ana the poor fellow was sentenced as above mentioned. It is morally impossible for the inquiring American mind to read the above without drawing favorable or unfavorable comparison between the ad ministration of English law as it is, and American jurisprudence as it ought to be. How widely different the matter of public opinion between the two peoples, in the matter of executing and carrys ing«eut the la s ! There, as a general rule, Justice is no respecter of persons. The prince and the peasant are alike amenable to her mandates, and the scales are equally ballaneed for all. But per* haps it is not best to draw the line of comparison too closely. Do we not live in a great aud glorious Republic, and must we not pay for the honor of it4/— What other country can boast of such magnificent \\ hisky Rings / And where is there a land that can furnish such a Legislature as that cl South Carolina, who have tho enlightncd intelligence and honesty to tinct a a Moses and a a Whipper to t he bench ? It is true we do not always imprison men for stealing a cabbage, <»«•, in fact, rarely for anything* else—supposing the thief gets away with the plumier, and has th -wherewith to buy a judge or jury, or fee smart lawyer. What would they do with plundering Prol ate Judges, jury box robbers, defaulting treasures: ct id geum (mine? Well. we are not prepared to say exactly what they would do with that sort cl anima! human'.iyit they had them. Our British cousins are slow and have not arrived at that Republican ooinfc of t-a*, libation ; hut win n they do gel tiler..’, we have ii > doubt they will find a remedy by going extensively into the hemp business, cr in the discovery of mother new continentor island, waiea t hey wilt people in the Ca use of *• aile ring is. inanity* AMUSEMENTS. Josh Billings Che lecture of Josh Billings, at the Lyceum Hail, under the auspices of the- Aiken Amusement Committee, came off on Monday evening last. Considering the unfavorableness of the weather, it was a decided success. J rom beginning to end there was a rich and racy stream of humor flowing from the lips of the sapient lecturer that delighted all his hearers. When he first emerged from the side scenes upon the stage, we could not help observing the striking resemblance between the alminax man and the very wise bird which Mr. E. M. Miller, the able artist, has depicted over the -*agc. And we noticed—it may have been fancy, however—that the feathered animal laughed whenever Josh got off a squib or a funny thing on his hirsute brother, the caterpiller, or his marine friend, the oyster. These humorous readers and leeur rs are public benefactors ; Like rain drops on the old house roof, They’re better far than doctor’s stuff ; They make us laugh and Quite forget The cares with which life is bes et. “Home.”—The comedy of “Home’* was played at t he Lyceum on the evening of the 23d instant. Our friend, C:«pt. Coles, who has been the origin of of so many pleasant entertainments at Highland Park Hotel took the role of Old Dorrison. The applause from the audience at his first appearance on the stage testified to his popularity, both as a genial gentleman and an able actor. Mr. Stevenson, well known as an amateur actor, took the part of Colonel White in an acceptable manner. Mr. King, as Copt. Mantrajf.\ proved himself equal to a jar better part than was assigned him, and as we all know 'deserves the morcf credit from the fact that the part of a rascal never gains any sympathy from an audience. Mr. Leake, as Bertie, proved himself an assiduous and successful lover, evidently to the satisfaction of his lovely Lucy and the audience. Mrs. B—-nm, as the intrigueing widow, showed that she appreciated her difficult role. Miss J n, as Dora, and our sprightly little Miss R——s, as Lucy, looked every bit the pasts they represented, and showed they entered into the spirit of the play. Lady of Lyons.—The play of “The Lady of Lyons,” winch our Aiken people presented in Augusta on the 22d instant, was received by the audience with great satisfaction. All did even better than in Aiken. Dr. Croft, the new Col. Lamas, although he only had three days to learn his part and prepare in, went through his role so well, as tile gruff4 old soldier, that his appearance on the stage after the first net was the signal for applause, and we congratulate the Doeior on his success. Owing to two other entertainments by military companies on the same evening, the May was not as fully attended as would otherwise have been tho ease, and we hope soon to see am*t! cr play represented in the same place, which will no doubt insure a full house. The Sdnth Cai baa Railroad deserves great credit for running a O train fir a im re nominal sum at alate hour, when they knew nothing was to be unde, and had tile charitable nature of the enterprise been fully understood by tile superintendent, Mr. Huger, the train would have hoi ii made a free one. A Ye take great pleasure in this act. as the South Carolina Railroad ' as been greatly abused in the past, .iud their present action Glows that they are (Ii.-poised to be liberal to inc po 'pie o! Aiken when tile occasion is worthy ot their liberaiitv. LOCAL AFFAIRS The weather continues beautiful and visitors are coming in rapidly. Now is your time to subscribe to The Courier-Journal. Free Show.—The Rogue’s Gallery at Parker’s is a free exhibition. Friend Field’s new fence is quite an improvement. There will be services in all the churches t i-morrow. For Sale.—The New York daily papers at Cressets, near Highland Park Hotel. Stereoscopic Views of Aiken, florida and Georgia, at Palmer a, in Smith’s range, Park avenue. ’I he effects of the Aiken Club were sold at auction on the 234 instant. Mr. Henry Weasels was the purchaser. The tax books will remain open for the collection of taxes until the first of April. Every honest- man in Aiken Township should attend the meeting at the Lyceum Hall to-day. at 12 o’clock. During Leap Year every woman has an inalienable right to make love and the fires in the morning. r- Time is money, but health is happiness. If you have a bad cold or cough use Dr. Bull’s Cough Syrup, it will cure you. Price, 25 cents. Pink House, situated on the Charlotte, Columbia & Augusta Railroad, in Edgefield county, is fast building up.— Several new houses are now in course cd construction. Our young friends, the Russell brothers, left for their home at the North on Tuesday evening last. They carry with them the best wishes of the community. The Cotton States Minstrels, a splendid brass band company of negro performers,from Augusta.will give an entertainment at the Lyceum Hall. on Monday evening, Feb. 28th. We hear them highly spoken of. Go and see them. One of the lanterns belonging to the Aiken Hook & Ladder Company, No. I, has by some means been misplaced .— Any person in possession of it will confer « great, favor on the company by leaving the same with tho secretary at this office.    § At last work has been commenced on the new jail. We think the building will I ie rather small, hut better that than nothing. It is being erected on the northwest corner of the Gregg lot, loathe passe .ger depot, and is under the superintendency of Mr. E. IL A. Oakley. Wanted to Purchase.—A medium size house and lot in the town of Aiken for cash. Possession wanted at once. It must be pleasantly situated. None need address the undersigned unless they are willing to .sell to suit the times. Address Journal. Lex,” care Courier- Pay your subscription to The Cou-RIER-J OURNAL. “Tramp, tramp, the boys are marching ; around their flanks the sunbeams play.” That’s about what we thought aswestoodona Park avenue corner, yesterday morning, and saw two colored melish, with shining muskets, marching into tile town guardhouse a couple of hog thieves, who had been basely violating the sacred precincts of some “cubed br udder s swine coop.” The collation given by the. Aiken Hook Si Ladder Company, No. I, on the et cuing of Tuesday last was a very pleasing and entertaining affair. In the office of Host aud caterer for the party, our friend Alts covered himself with glory all declaring his baked, stewed, fried and roasted bivalves were the best they ever tasted, not to mention the q rink abies, which were also declined * superb—tho best the comptly I ta cl enjoyed since its organization. Grave Rumors.—Grave rumors are circulating around that'our late Clerk of Court. Joseph Quash, was spirited out of the way for talking too much of what lie knew about the disgraceful jury box roberies. It was given out. and it it may be true for all we know, that he died of a paralytic stroke or appoploxy j but very many of his colored friends think otherwise ; and there is some talk of digging him up aud subliming the stomach and abdominal viscra to a chemical analysis. Election of Officers.—At the anni verFary meeting of the Aiken Hook Si Ladder Company, No. I, held at the I ruck House on Tuesday evening last, the following officers were elected to serve for the ensuing year : President—T. W. Tilton. lstf Foreman—John Staubcs, Jr. 2d Foreman—Gaines Ashley. Secretary—B. B. Randall. Treasurer—James L. Heriut. Hall-Keeper'—J. L. Courtenev. Solicitor—0. C. Jordan. Surgeon—Dr. T. G. Croft. Chaplain—Rev. E. C. Edgeiton. The Original Cotton States negro Min- : strels will perform at the Lyceum Haji on Monday evening, Fob. 28th. Admission j 50 cents : gallery 25 cents.    j J E received a call vo-urday fro ai I 1 our genial y ling friend. Air. ii inc TW:: j ley, son el* Gen. Parley of New Yuck. e:neu Lu’* mg A.ika it uh ut lie year ii lie h be a ii voyaging up . I down the I world, o: many lands, in search of ig. > blessed boon, health, ann l ow co.-back co it in tim b Aiken. He win he harpy lo friends at Aside; ll- e South Carolina Democracy* The accounts of the spirit and determination among the people of the counties, given by the Democratic County Chairmen who assembled in Columbia yesterday from every portion of the 8tate, are very cheering. Everywhere the resclve is fixed and general that South Carolina, in this Centennial year, must at any cost be wrested from the control of the harpies who have so long held her in their ruinous and degrading grasp. Never before in the history of the stat!' have her citizens been as uni ted in feeling and as firm in purpose as now. But the task before tho iii will demand al! their zeal and ad t. *,r energies. Success is now within our reach : but it can only be achieved by resolute, intelligent and persistent work, and bv thorough party disci; line and organization, in every county in the State, fro m this time unto the ides of November. But the pr ze is one worthy of whatever struggle it may cvst • for let the victory this year be made c unyL'U* and decisive, a ni it is tolerably safe to predict that, whatever polit cai diane - tin: future have in store fir us, the property and the des*in01 South Carolina will novo ‘ u * • e rinded to tee keening of a ruthless » - Grit', of beers and Groves cie ■ UCH /*. iii' v or•*<gas '.ar opportunity for a g od invest*— *: ! Mr. Yates offers bn* sal * bis fine on and fruit plantation. Grinding 1 I t en? water powers in this va tv and cha . tar for a err va ’i.-ho*.* -    I    j    . a ivertisement. ;