Aiken Courier Journal (Newspaper) - March 4, 1876, Aiken, South Carolina
Volume 2—number toAIKEN, s. C.. MARCU 4. 187G
OLD SERIES. YOL. ti —NO.270
Aiken, S. C.* September I, 1874.
On ami after this dale the Postoffice “0v;rs will be as follows :
During the week front 8:30 a. rn. to I 30 'o’clock p. rn, and from 3 to 6 o’clock p. • tai,
Northern.. Western i V\ .Charleston Columbin...
10:80 a.m.i9:30 a.m. & 3 p.rn
10:30a. m| 3 p. m.
*:30 p. m
4:30 p.m. | rn
Dunbarton, Leesville, Ffnnim- nd, Greenland, Merritt's Bridge an I 'It. Ebal mails close on Sunday 8 at I o’cb k p. rn., and open on Tut adays at 5 o’clock p. rn.
E. CONDY, P. M.
THE DEMOCRACY CV AIKEY,
Appointment of Delegates to the County Convention to be held on the I I JH of April.
undressed the meet iii:, abd said ids time, influence and means lie hel l ! subject to the demands of the Demo- j era tic party This 8‘iitiiuent seemed common te all present Aiken county can he redeemed, notwithstanding the last census gives a colored majority of nine hun I iv d voters, said nine hundred e oicd maj oitv being the Vide of an expected special importation of ‘‘Gem men from Georgia,” but be it known unto all whom it may concern that the Georgia Gemtnen” wi]f ,l0t vote in the next e.ccthm.
On Saturday last. Feb. 2(>th. the Democracy of Aiken Township stepped to the from. ana toot? its position in the line*, The e< rn in it tee appointed to organize the Township Democratic Club advertised that the meeting wuuA take place on the 26th instant, at the Lyceum Hall. In accordance with the call, a goodly number of the best citiz ns of this community were present, all of whom seemed fully alive to the exigencies of the times. D. S. Henderson, Esq.. was calf d to the cheir as temporary '•ha if man j add stated the object of the meeting. In a few minutes the roll of membership numbered sixty or seventy.
The next business in order was the election of permanent officers, and the following gentlemen wete elected : Jus. Aldrich, chairman ; tJ. R. Burckhalter. first vice-chairman ; Henry Hahn, sec* ond vice chairman $ A. D. Beckman, secretary $ Henry Schroder, treasurer. Mr. Aldrich, on taking the chair, briefly ft-tfeviMd (iii thank suffer the honor, and expressed his appreciation of the duties ^ of his office, and said, in substance :— This is not the place nor time for adopt-. ing a final course of action ; that the club represented the good and true men of the township ; he knew the wrong-* and opp ressions under which *hevgroan od ; but that he believed thatA.be club had organized for success—a glorious vie-tory; but to achieve that victory one thing; was essential, and that was unity. The entire Stare must be governed by a sin.. if Ie polio- .. policy well considered ar.d 'veil defined, under which each county. i vory township and every man must aet. Organization, a common purpose* unity, agitation, and hard, earnest labor are the essentials prerequisite of the occasion. It jealousy, discord, personal quest! *i• >, sectional p-ejudices, &c„ once find a resting place in our camp, we had better bleak ranks, lur! our banner, and abandon a field whereupon an inglorious th feat Is but too certain. Then let us not commit ourselve.. to any. definite course oI action until the State and county speaks til rough the united wisdom of our most (rusted men. and. men of Aiken, when you know the final idem !
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of the campaign, t ■>kc due heed thoro. I. | go to work ami work as urn never y< t | liaxe done anti the emergencies of the | limes require, dctermimd to win the! fight.
I ru' next otisincss i.eforo the club was j >'▼ the election of (iv,- delegates to sour - ! sent Aiken TuvuHi.p in toe conv- mHom I which is to be lief! nu the lith of Apii! | Idle lo lowing gentlemen were cit cled : ! Messrs. I). S. Mendi»rson, James Aldrich, Ii. ii. Bur,-* halter, (A p It •
Drayton ami \V. lh Finley. The ciub ’ by a re? d.ttiou request i the chairman* I A af his discretion and earliest convenience 1 to apj dint an execut ve coiuinittec c<*n- ! sistiiig of five members, also a commit-tee oi five members whose duty it shall la- to prepare a full and complete list of all ihe voters in their township.
M. I. Holley, one of our most pubic spirited nieu, and a successful farmer
Pay void- subs Mption to The Courier JOU Ii N AL.
Fu ni.-h •(] an I un lh nibbed apartments to relit; apply at this fftc<\
I MPR ’V nv ENT.—Tre^s have beer, set out arui I lie fence newly painted around the Prosbvte. im Church.
One may s e by our increased adver tising list ’h it The t OurtER-Journal is appreciated by I lie public.
TIRED Q F THE P I RT¥ YOKE
A CoLORKDCuMMljM^pLAiMi* Dem OCH ATIC I i EC HG SOL
LID Phalanx of Colgr^ VutE'rs Should be Divided, and P«ace and Good Feeling Between WHrrgjp-AND Blai rs be Secured.
WasiiiN|||oN, March I.—A delegation of colored men called at the rooms of the Demoorat.c A renal Oommittee to-day, asking tor political recognition. I heir printed declaration, which was adopted at a large meet ii g held here on Friday* F^b 25th, commences as fob* loW8 t
“ 'V e, celom) men. representing near ly all th ct Blatta afd Territories of the United and concludes ; ’‘We
are o|*'iolf*irnp< bed party yoke*
its injustilb Vo ut; and its ftigr«nt violation of tk« constitution in order to trample aoli government, End to Insult our brave aud gill disposed iellow-citi-zeua of the 8off». And we earnestly believe that a division of the solid phalanx of colored voters Mn act benefic1 a1 ly^pon 'he two great police, and, therefore, we prop ac to stund by prin-ciplea, and we will support Ouly those men who,Will do tho most for us, This
poli MPMWHIP to*** *
return to good feeling between the late master and the now free citizen will follow. We invoke the blessing of a1 mighty God upon this carefully conoid* ered departure, and invite the hearty und and cordial co-operation of the colored people of the whole country, who* like us Ie.vc cause for we ll*- founded com*-p aint We cull on them to organize, to the end that their ballots may subserve the peace of the c rentry, the fraternization ut all the people, and the prosperity ami unification of all the sections ut our iudtvisshle Republic”
I he committee on the resolutions arc lh7. Garland Ii White, of North Carolina ; Howard L. .Smith, of Virginia'; Robt. D. Mi ut; mer, of Rhode Island ; A, Alexander lones, of Massachusetts; N. J. Boater, of Pennsylvania ; Daniel Lewis,of the District of Columbia ; lh R. Riley,of Arkansas, and C L Yin*-cent, “I Illinois. All persons in favor of he movement, desiring inform tim*, will plea.re address the Re* . Garland It. White, president, IOU Fightomtli st.. Washington. D. C.,rn- Howard L. Smith. Secretary of the National Independent
The time fin paving rexes bae been extended fifteen days uniformly in all the counties of the State. M
The residence of A. A. Plat, of Gr nitcVilie, was entered on Tuesday night last. and a considerable amount or provisions stolen* No arrests.
“It speak*, for rself, ’ is wtittt a lady Raid of Dr Bul Is Cough By rap the other day* “for a single bol tip cured my child of a most dreadful comfit.”
A NEW tVay to spell Jerusalem is how going the rounds. It is impposed to have originated in Africa* laud commences with the letter “G.”i
Found**— lr. Smiths un enam
eled gold locket, which thelpwncr can recover by culling at this Me sod paying for this advertisement'^
The Aiken* Tribune did flj&t Mike its appearance last week. Aquage wag facetiously remarks that itb|a changed to a try weekly : it conies ovlf one week nod tries to come out the nc^L --JI4y
Breathes there a man pitb soul so
dead* who never to himsel “I will a family paper take, own and cl
there ne* ie? paper to him sent.
ini repent, ani
th said* th ibr m y
Arabella.—When We SaW our charming Arabella put away her sixth plate of Turkey, and then cast her loving, longing eyes cowards the dilapidai-ed remains of the defunct bird, we felt assured of lier affection for—tui key.
“What do you tni»*k of the present jury sy stem V’ inquired a man of an yid South Carolina tx-Judge the other eve** “Think ?” echoed the old man
in disgust. “Why. I think ir is getting so that if a man was to plead guilty of murder, and try to get hung, the jury would, somehow or other manage tc acquit him.”
High Life Below Stairs—Marriage £ la Mode in Aiken—On the evening of 24th tire ^Methodist Church (colored) was crowded with visiting spectators, to witness the marriage ceremonies of plastics of pure African descent. The affair was quite a novel one j to many, although similar scenes have i beati enacted “ere since civ ation’ydawn,”
i*. lit Cal Uni-.., J nstoffico Washington, j whc" a"'1 ,'"',cv ":n'“ to “"•» » ''Of-
p q ; mate, whereby the happiness of all suc-
_____ <r» j ceed.ing generations has been" intensified
AI KEE TO WXS//IC DEMOOR A tic cl rn.
In pursuance of resolutions passed at the meeting of the Aiken Township
Democrat ic Yin
“Don’t You See!”—As the merits and demerits of the newly proposed law which is being agitated in the Legislature, for the prevention of the sale of intoxicating liquors within one mile of any church or school houre, was being discussed in the neighborhood of one of our large drinking saloons, an ancient devotee at the shrine of Baohus became deeply interested in tho subject, and got off the following: “Ahem! Don’t you see! Now, that’s n’ impossibility, and can’t be did ’rliout moovin’ the churches ’n school houses.’*
“Grave Rumors.”—The people of Aiken county and vicinity understand very Well what the article* contained in ire week s I ouiiier^Journal, en-i tied^**G rave Humors**’ means. And if our information is correct., so would Joseph Quash, late Ulerk of the Court of Aiken county, were he now living *
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ai d he would also recollect, having told Major Mibs. Dr. Cook, G. Moseley, and others of this plaee? that if placed upon the witness stand, he could a tale unfold that would startle tile jury box lobbers^ But fortunately* or unfortunately, as the case may be, “dead men tell no tales.”
The Cotton St ites Minstrels will give an entertainment at the Lyceum Hall, on March 20th, with an entire new programme. ’J here is no belter company of orig'nal negro minstrels in the United States.
Ihe Aiken Burlesque Opera Troupe will give an entertainment at the Lyceum Half o.i I uesd iy evening next, March itll* in aid of the Baptist Church, file troupe, union is coin posed entirely of juveui.es, h ive been practicing for some time. au l our r* aden* ma?
expect a rare treat. Admission, 50 cents ; gallery, 25 coms.
George ' Washington, a colored railroad employee, rcrurnod home late on Monday evening last, and found his place in the nuptial couch occupied by Henry Williams, another col,ired man. Not belonging to the free love persuasion, and being unwilling to yield his marital rights to his lovely bur. frail Philis without a struggle, proceeded at once to avenge the insult fc» his wound-en honor* Being unptovided with the historical hatchet, George VVashingun began carving up Williams with a large clasp knife, inflicting two terrible gushes across the back—the upper one cutting dewn to the ribs, and the or. ,er nearly penetrating the * kidneys. The consulting plrysfahm, t biali % there is. a possibility oFsurviving his wounds. Ae ust accounts Washington had not betn arrested.
Every day privies the old saying true,
Tit at under the tun there's nothing new.
An exchange asks. “What can these •wo lines mean, th ut a lady sent us ye? terday :
'•‘Let no fair woman tempt thy sliding mind With garments gathered ilia knot behind.’ ’
—Hesiod. B. C. 85.
[Note.—The pud-Lack. pin-back <>r tie-baok, is generally srpposed tc have originated in Paris* whereas it is only a lame attempt of French Mantautnakcrs to revive and engr ft up ii our modern female costume a very aurum, fashion. in vogue amongst the anists more than two thousand years ago. who were accustomed not nix Ct tie the dr; pery in a knot behind but to wet or mo sten the s.rn , so as to .. ake it adhere and show the exact form and anatomy of the human figure.]
ri he live lecture hy Rev. George P. Claflin, at the Methodist Church, on Monday evening next, will be a vory interesting a Aa lr. I he reverend gentleman. who has been a Missionary to Africa, wilt delver a lecture and i; lure rate by the magic lantern, embracing views in Holy Land, Daniel in the the lion’s den, Joseph sold by his brethren, Rebecca at the well, the Last Supper, &c Be sure to attend.
IHE Sunday-school celebration at the Methodist Church was a very pleasing affair, Instructive addresses Were delivered by several visiting strangers, and tue Rev* Sidi Browne, the worthy castor of the church. The recitations by the little juveniles were very effective and appropriate* particularly so that of little Tillie Stem, and the original address on “Work,” by Sallie McKey— doing great credit beth to themselves and their teachers.
dire,‘tint; lh,* mid to appoint an Iv*
‘id February 26,ii,
s gncd, as Preside nr, 'Hive Committee of
Robbery in Graniteville.—The store of J. B. McMillan A Co. was broken open on the 9th ol February, aim about one hundred dollars worth of goods, (oi*.isling of Calmier, cloths, pistols, knives, etc., stolen from the and pm pfetunled. On this occasion the I premises Suspicion rested upon one bride and her four maids appeared, j James Youn, who left immediately after dressed in white tar’atau, the si irts be- I tho lobuery fur parts unknown. He ingtastfully tostooned with jasmine vines j was trace,* nj Ninety-Six aud there copia full bloom. T heir In ais were decorated j lured b\ Ren L ox ar, a sewing machine
Tin; arms and I agent. Ile confessed lo having taken
fixe nu rn • lub, ani a p* ck draped with white thulc o gauze, the goods, a part of which were found
tmHeu !«Lee mc i ne is to prepare a1., . . n ’ .
II j ,q- , ,, , tinii* township i j Wl peart nceu lasses adorning the chests • >u Augusta and a part at Langley, where
I,, .• ]>y .ii |i,*ni; the following members -1 ^be air, rendered tile taut cn^cmlAc i bo hail t.ikeo them to have them made r,i caid committees : ‘ in oft* , 'fm*tiv-.- bv the beautiful contrast ' un into clahin'*-. Vnim ii,r’oar
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Biirckhalter, (J, 11Sum.
' N' a i j a ol com m it t lu L XCO UM *Vi I Oil! Ill i ifrix. t ’• N int tc. 11 ! J oi dan. and i . W
■ i.mmitt'fc to prep i*.* fist of voters — . ad.IS lop " .S.’., J"Im Stnubes, Jr., : J . ... I oil icm }.
The above named committee* are requested to meet at the office of the un-ticisinned, at 4 o’clock p. to., on Tues-}i;,y. the nth inst.
with th able na denvolr patient anion*.*
monkey show,” Ae.
the beautif'ul h u cm ai; \. (’onsider
imeof iv af excited bg tho en-I tile jr»: rsoii to ke,-p the im—
o-i’ei.ci* quiet—'L'lling them.
tiler ii Jogs. that “this was no
It is needless to
into cl'tiling. Yuli ii tested j that J aint' O’Niel, John lirigham, Win. Aril.or ai.d A rn. Powell, were also impli-cat. J with him in Hic perpetration oi the / • ur\. I po n a pre I nil mary ex
aillt,ta.* ii at the , fiie*i of i. \\ . Iv .ui-aiii before Trial Justice Simms, tor lack
say that. the whole affair was a rare en- ; o-i proof—ihe pr< recut.re jailing to
tertuinuient lire our Northern iri«• 11,1~ , pear—: ,* jour i st i: . i I who appeared to enjoy the scene in-| were disehargrd witlu ut day I tensely. i still held in custody fbi trial.
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The Original Cotton State* Negro Minstrels trave an entertainment at the Lyceum Hall on Monday evening last. The vocal and instrumental part of the
side of negro character, was not consid* ered in go d taste—at least by che white portion of the audience—and, as may be supposed, was not very enthusiastically
encored. We see too much of that dark and sorry side of African humanity in « our every-day walks to make it relishable on the stage, lf the band concludes to follow the minstrel business for occupation, we think it would be advisable to omit that part of the programme, and reick to songs, dances, glees, Ac.
The following singular marriage tice was slipped into our hands by a small b->.y/ on Saturday last, while ihe iron horse was stopping a few minutes
to take breath at Langley.
“Married a few days ago by the IP*v Dr Shaw. At his sons residence t Mv Wil him H*»waid of Fdgofi Id Go.mty to a miss New of same co Air Hewam Was born in 1792 Served all thro *gh> the war of 1812 and on his next birthday wi t In- 86 years old He j> as hale and hearty as many men are at 50 The young: lady is 18. is there not ;v c hance for some of us.” 8.
For the gratification of 4tS,” who we must suppose is still i»* tho bonds of jingle cussedness, we answer in the affirmative.
Prof. Amende.—We learn with ro-srret that this worthv gentleman and
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scholia , with his a •*■•mphshed lady, are about leaving Aik- ii to locate i» Athens. Ga. During •. two years’ rolP* donee amongst us, their many excellent quale ms -I >harm-rcr have endeared hem t*.» alb It is mi misfortune tha^ aufficierit in <1 nee Of cuts could not be held out to retain them in Aiken Rut in— asiauehas wo must lose I hem. the best' \ wishes and kind regards of many dear j friends go whit liiern trusting the good na ii ties which have endeared them to ■ s will secure for them the love and esteem of the generous and enlightened people tv,th whom they expect to make their future home.