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Aiken Courier Journal (Newspaper) - March 1, 1877, Aiken, South Carolina <tl)c Conner-Jimr VOLUME 3 —NUMBEB 121AIKEN, S. C., MARCH I, 1877MAIL ARRANGEMENTS. Aiken, S. C., Dec. ll, 1874. Ort ami after this dale the Postoffice hours will be as follows : During the rtreefe fVota 8:30 a. rn* to 6.80 J>. rn. As there is un rn it ii tteceiVed on Sunday the office will not be bletted on that day Mails. ~opensl I closes. Northern.. Western... Charlosion IO a.rn; lo a: rn. *:30 p. m Colunar a.. I0am&4:30prrt 8 p. rn. 8 p. rn. 9 a. rn. 9 & 8.30 pmIHE “WORLD” OH PA TIL THE WAR Charleston mail closes tit i p.- rn. on Sun* day Dunbarton, Hairtirtohd and Greenland mails close on Fridays at 6 a. rn., and Open on Saturday is at 6 p. rn. Leesville, N Merritt’s Bridge and Mt. Ebal mails close Thursdays at 4 ©’cleck |>. rn., and open on Saturdays at 4 o’clock p. rn. _ E.    CONDY,    t\ M. HA MRTO.V FOR FAIR PLAY. A correspondedt of the Chari ston Hews and Courier, writihgjrom Column bin under date of February 25th, says : “I have just, received the* following Written sa dement from Governor Hampton : “ 'I think it not advisable to throw obstacles in the way of the decision of the Commission. We submitted our Case to tha Tribunal, and, if we hsve been betrayed, We can better afford to Stifler defeat which brings no dishonor to our party than to incur the imputa* tion of acting in bad faith. Other legitimate means of redress are still Open to us* without resorting to parliamentary tactics, whic . may imperil the jpe&ce of the Country, and Would surely place us lh a false position. The interests of the whole country demand a peaceful settlement of tke pending question/ ” collapse of ch » mberlain’b organ. The Daily Dillon-Herald, Chamberlain’s organ, has suspended as a daily. It will be continued aa a weekly, and Wilt be published hereafter on Sunday, provided the Chamberlain sham is Akept e up after March 4th. [NoTE.-*-There is no need of taking ■ole of the chance in the Herald to a hebdomadal, inasmuch as it bas always been a “weakly” concern.]WA SHING TOHS BIR THD A Y, The Aiken Schuetapens and Palmetto boys had made preparations to celebrate the 22d with becouiirg ceremony and a parade. Owing to Grant s arbitrary, tyrannical order, and Governor Hampr ion s request, the day was observed in a quiet and subdued manner The Germans and their invited friend*, however, had a good time notwithstanding the President’s order. A large crowd of ladies and gentlemen assembled at the Platz and enjoyed themselves as only the jolly, jovial, free and easy German can. “Washington’s birthday.” The Aiken Schuetzen Club will celebrate the birthday of the “Father of our Country’ by a grand concert, commencing at IO a. rn. this 22d of February. To conclude with a grand HOP IN THE AFTERNOON, com men ci nu at 4 o’clock. If we can’t go nut der guns, we will go twit der moosic. And so they did go. Blue coats and gray coats mingled together, and had a good,, happy time of it, notwithstanding Grant’s order, Chamberlains fears and Corbin s anxiety and nobody was hurt. —She had succeeded in marrying her son, and naturally undertook the management of his household. Presently the son died, but she continued to advise, direct and worry generally her daughter-in law. Then the daughter-in-law married again, but still the old lacjy insisted on bossing things. A friend cnsnycd to convince her that she could have no possible right to interfere , f that the new husband was nothin*^ to •her.,, Nothihg ?” she cried ; -Ii* Doth-virtgJp moll Why, am I not his step pother indaw on his wife’s side I” . “ V;. A’ <• -i “My Bull and Your OX.’* The New York World says : “Gov. Hampton should have ordered out his militia and given them forty rounds of ball cartridge, then if Lieutenant Colonel Black and the Eighteenth Infantry wonted to prevent the celebration, they would have to fight for their way.-1"* Civil war is a serious matter; to be sure, but it is in the disposition of an appraiser to push on until he meets resistance, and the popular mind in the North will hardly awaken to the nature of such a wrong, as that just perfected until itcost bloodshed. What is conceded without a struggle is held to be of little importance. It the country were startled today by the news that President Grant was violating rights so dear to the people of South Carolina that they were willing to fight for them, the whole land would cry out in horror at his folly.” The conclu ion ariived at above is entirely wrong. In our opinion, Gov. Hampton understands the situation far better than the editor of (ne New York JFurW, and acted wisely in doing .Just as he has done. If the Democratic party has received such an insult in the issuing of that arbitrary order as tho WoAd indicates, let the Northern Dement* take it up aud commence the f^ht. The South is not as actious to initiate or enter into a wkr as the Northern people generally suppose. The blow struck by our noble Governor iu his eminently wise and dignified proclamation, was more telling and will have far greater weight with the thinking people of the nation, than any military on taught which might have been set on foot in defence of constitutional rights in South Carolina, If the Northern Democracy is so anxious for a fight, why do tjbjUL not vestal, the usurpation of rascally Hayes returning boards and parr tisan High Commissions, whose infamous decisions have insulted the whole country ? Jf the Northern Bull can stand the aggravating ted-shirt rule for another four years, the patient Southern Ox, who has become accustomed to bearing the burthen of Radical misrule may get along also. Denouncing the Decision—What the Southern Members Think and Say, The New York Sun’s Washington correspondent gives the following description of the scene in the House at the announcement of the decision of the Commission : The Democrats of the House were in such a furious and confused state of mind this morning that it seems providential that the Senate was not allowed to provoke the angry hostilities of debate by its presence. The first opponents of the measure of patriotism, as Henry Watterson bad termed the Electoral bill, showed a disposition to take a hand in the general indignation instead of thrusting their superior wisdom into the faces ot their compromising brethren. On the Republican side of the Chamber everybody looked supremely satisfied, and took pleasure in watching the contortions of the enemy. The air was blue with imprecations on the Democratic side of the House. Atone point a member from Tennessee, was holding forth on the career of Joe Bradley as a lobbyist, and said that, having known I of him then perj>onally, he had felt con- j vinced from the day his selection was j announced that he would be equally un scrupulous in all his rulings in the present crisi-. He never expected an/<^od out of such a Nazareth, ancP was sur^ that Bradley never intended to look at the law of the case. In one corner another member was detailing how Morton and Cai field had opposed the bill because it acknowledged the right togo behind the returns, and how both Hoar and McCrary, before the electoral committee, had not only upheld the bill for the same reasons, but had actually introduced resolutions to make that provision clear. Behind one of the screens Ben Hill Was talking excitedly to four gentlemen and denouncing the decision in the most unmeasured terms as a bold usurpation, contrary to the spirit of the bill, and in direct antagonism to the rights and duties of Congress. He agreed that it Would be absurd for the tribunal or Congress to go back to the polls and precincts in the disputed States; but where it was charged that tho returns from any parish showed on their face that the figures had been transposed fVom the Hayes column it Was the unquestionable duty of the commission to see whether such a charge was false or true. By ignoring it they had simply placed a premium on such frauds for the future and granted an unlimited license to practice thens Dan Voorhees was discoursing in a very melancholy vein, to a small circle to the Speaker’s right. He was smarting under the iniquity thrust upon this countryv The Republican party, after stealing everything they could lay their hands on, now ended by stealing the Presiiency. Would the Democracy all over the land, who had made such a gallant fight in the last campaign, break up in despondency at seeing victory snatched from them by. a single man without any pretence of right or justice? He believed not. They had confidently submitted a strong case to a commission supposed to be governed by principles of honor, but the marrow of the contror versy had been unblushingly ignored. Under such circumstances, tho Democracy would thirst*for revenge at the polls. The tenacity of the party was wonderful. If it had been held together by the partisan animositj.0f.th3 Republicans for so many years it would not be Ii kely to break before this act of highhanded usurpation, but on the contrary, would be held together ly a passion to right the wrong. Hereafter the South would be solid, and at the next election in two years we would command an immense silent vote from Republicans who are secretly disgusted with the tribunal, and believes that Governor Tilden was the honest choice of the country. There seems to be, on tire whole, no fixed plan of proceeding in the House. One thing was certain enough, that ho joint convention would be held until the Democrats could mature some programme in caucus. That was adhered to rigid ly. During the reading of the journal, Clerk Gorham of the Senate appeared in the aisle with a message, and Dried to get the Speaker’s attention. Mr Randall was blind to his presence.* Several messenger boys were sent to the desk to call the Speaker’s attention to the Senate’s herald, but the reading went on without, the usual interference on such occasions. Mr. Lamar sprang to his feet with a resolution for a recess immediately upon the conclusion of die reading, and was recognized by the Chair. Kasson fought and fumed for recognition, but Lamar had moved the previous question, and the long roll call progressed on this motion, while the Senate Clejk stood with flushed face waiting for a sign. Kasson spoke a few more words to Win. E-' Chandler, and that outraged patriot started off in hot haste to notify the Radicals at the other end of the Capitol that war had begun, and thp Demociat? were filibustering. Before the vote was announced on Lamar’s motion the Clerk was permitted to notify the House that the Senate was ready to proceed with the count, but the intelligence came too late. The recess was agreed upon, and the House records will not show that the Senate wanted to proceed until the recess had been decided upon, by a vote of 152 to 111. Entertainment at Highland Park Hotel, The entertainment consisting of Tableaux vivant, which came off at the Park on Monday evening last, was the most interesting, enjoyab’e affair of the season, reflecting great credit upon all concerned in getting up the beautiful pictures and carrying out the programme to a successful and triumphant termination. The entertainment which was enliven ed by excellent music of the harp, violin and piano, opened with a most charming scene entitled SCENE I. “Paying Toll.”—-Miss Burdett and Mr. Cannon. SCENE II. “Maud Muller”—Mis3 Brigham. SCENE III. “Gipsey Camp.— Mrs. Taylor, Miss Burdett, Mr. Goddard, Mr. Tomlinson, Mr. Carter, Mr. Cannon, Mr. Brookes. scene iv. “Cornin* thro’ the Rye.”—Miss. King, Mr. Brookes. scene V. “Scene from Domby & Son.”—Capt. Coles* Miss Burdett, Mr. Carter. SCENE VI. “Taking the Veil.”—Mrs. Taylor. Mrs. Swift, Mrs. Gold, Mrs. Goddard; Miss Chapman, Miss Burdett, Miss Brigham. SCENE VII. “Auld Robin Gray.”—Capt. Coles, Mrs. Burdett, Miss King, Mr. Cannon. SCENE VHI. “Meeting of Mark Antony and Cleopatra,”-^!rs. B'isey, Mrs. Taylor, Mrs. Goddard, Miss Chapman, Mr. Brookes, Mr. Goddard, Mr, Carter. SCENE IX. ‘^Departure for the Front.” “Return from the Field.”—Mr. and Mrs. H. J. Brookes. The entertainment throughout received the warmest applause of -the highly intelligent and appreciative audience, whose repeated encores caused the curtain to be raised several times ere they would a’low tho beautiful scene to be changed for another. So rich, varied and interesting were the toilets of the different scenes, and so rapidly did the pictures come and go that criticism was almost impossible. In glancing around upon the audience we did not fail to notice that besides the youth* and beauty of our town, all the learned professions, intruding the bench, the pulpit and the bar were ably represented, likewise the arm}’ and navy in the honored persons of Admiral Taylor and General Rains. On leaving the Park every one took a long breath and inwardly thanked the ladies and gentlemen, and Captain C the Deus ex-machina [of the Highland park Stage, and asked what next ? Opinions of the Northern Papers on Grant’s Prohibition. [From the New Haven Register.] But what do the people of the North think of such an order? What would our citizen soldiery say if an order should bd issued commanding United States troops to prevent them from celebrating to-morrow, the birthday of the “father of his country ?” It is a consolation to know that the Dictator, Grant, will next week retire to the shades of private life. He has done mor^ to debauch the government, and hasten the downfall of the people’s liberties, than any other man in public life. [From the Cincinnati Enquirer.*] It appears that President Grant is jealous of the Ia*e George Washington. He has lorbidden the white militia companies of South Carolina to parade on Washington’s birthday. This is almost as unwarrantab c an interference with States’ rights us “going behind the returns.” The Republicans should he more consistent. OLD SERIESyVOL. 7.—N0321 [For The Courier-JournaL The Thieves In Connell. “By crooked ways we’ve got our Hayes, And in the chair we’ll set him; So it is done,” cries Patterson, ‘‘No matter how we get him.” “We’ve stolen deal, and still we’Jl steal And rob the same as ever, A rich galore for four years more/” Cries Chamberlain, the clever. “As for myself give me the pelf— ‘ That’s what I would be therefor,” Cries Colonel Dunn, the foxy one, “That s all the Qod I care for,” “Oh, yes! that’s so,” cries Cardozo, “That is my only pleasure; All else is trash give me the cash— ITI guard the public treasure.” “That may be so, but may be no,” Cries woolly bully Nash, “The banks are cHsed and we are-posed, And Hampton’s got the cash V’ “Yes, I’ll be shot!” cries Elliott, “And roasted for a sinner, If that keen blade, ‘Ole Massa Wade Ain’t coming out the winner.” Thus reasoned then those wicked men* And counted o’er their innings, How soon or late they’d rob the State, And hoard again their winnings. But Nemesis, avenging Miss, Who follows fraud and crime. Will place a ban upon the clan, And sweep them from our clime. Yabcam. A Democratic Caucus, Washington, Feb. 23 —A meeting of the Democratic members of the House was held last night in the Speaker’s room at the Capitol. The army bill was first discussed aud it was agreed to endeavor to fix the maximum at 17,00Q enlisted men, and to add a section pro-. hi bit tug the "Vise of the military to uphold either of the dual % governments in Louisiana and ?oufch Carolina. It vias agreed to offer a bill in the House pros viding for the filling of a Presidential office in case of a failure to elect a President by the 4th of March next. It was also decided to enter a motion for a te-cess from 3.30 p. u>.t to-day until ID to-morrow. The filibusters of the-House are developing additional strength daily; and it is not improbable that if Oregon is decided for Hayes there will be a very formidable opposition to prevent the count from being completed by the 4th of March next. Washington, February 23.-— The Commission at 3 o’clock took a recess for half an hour. Senator Bayard left at once in in a carriage co bring Senator Thurman to the capitol if he was able to come. It was learned from members of the Commission that at 3 o’clock no vote had been taken or any proposition considered by the Coto mission, although the whole matter had been thoroughly discussed The Commission met again at 3.30, but as Senator Bayard had nof yet arrived with Senator lh Tinan, the Commission voted to proceed at once to Mr. Thurman’s residence, on 14th near ly street, aud tak^his vote there. Carriages were at ofibc ordered and the Commission leftj&ie Capitol ac about 3.40 o’clock. NJk reaching Senator Thurman’s residetffitjhe members of the Commission pi^ceded to his bed room, he being ill in bed, and after brief arguui tits by several members of tha Commission, a vote was taken on a motion to give the entirp vote of Oregon for Hayes, and it was carried—eight to seven. Yeas—Melton, Frclir.gbuysen. Edmunds, Garfield, Hoar. Strong, .Miller anfi Bradley. Nays—Bayard, Thurman. Abbott, Payne, Huutou, Cli tim d and Field. Advf.rtisixo costs but ii .tie and a'Ways brings trade. ;