Aiken Courier Journal (Newspaper) - March 8, 1877, Aiken, South Carolina
VOLUME 3—NUMBER 122AIKEN, S. C., jVTA-HCEE 8, 1877
OLD SERIES,VOL. 7.—NO1322
Aiken, S. C., Doc. ll, 1874.
On ami airer (!• s d ue the Postoffice hours will be as f. lows :
During the week from 8:30 a. to 5.30 p. rn. As i here is a mail received on Sunday the office Will rot bd opened on that day
Northern.. IO a.m.j 3p.m.
Western...j 10a. rn.I 3 p.m.
Charleston 4:30p.m.; 9a.m.
Columbia.. I Ga rn & 4:30pmj9 a.m. & 3.30 pm
Charleston mail closes at I p. m. on Sun-' day
Dunbarton, Hammond and Greenland mails close on Fridays at 6 a. in., and open on Saturdays at 5 p. ut.
Leesville, Merritt’s Bridge and Mt. Ebal mads close on Thursdays at 4 o’clock p. in., and open on Saturdays at 4 o’clock p. rn.
E. CONDY, T. M.
and W heeler duly elected President and A ice-Presidenr lor four years, commencing March 4, lb77. There was a solitary hiss. The Senate retired, and the House adjourned, and the flag was lowered for the first time since the first of February.
PRESIDENT UA YES INAL GURAL ADDRESS.
President Hayes was sworn in on Sunday and inaugurated on Monday. The inaugural of the new President is quite a lengthy document, It treats largely of the South and Southern matters, and is very pacific and friendly in Lone, abounding in sentiments which the country will heartily approve. In starting oft, he says : “I proceed in compliance with the usage to announce some of the leading principles that now chiefly engage the public attention, by which it is my desire to be guided in the discharge of their duties. I shall not undertake to lay down irrevocably principles, or measures of administration, but rather to speak of the motives which should animate us. aud to suggest certain important* ends to be attained in accordance with our institutions and essential to the welfare of our country.” With regard to local self-government he says: “I am sincerely anxious to use every legitimate influence in favor of honest and efficient local selfgovernment as the true resource of those States for the promotion of the 'Contentment and .prosperity of their citizens. In the effort I shall make to accomplish this purpose, I ask the cordial co-operation of all who cherish an interest in the welfare of the country, trusting that the party ties and prejudice of race will be freely surrendered iii behalf of the great purpose to be accomplished. He is iii favor of not only universal suffrage but universal education. With regard to what a President owes to the party who elect him, he says : ‘-The
President of the United States of noces ity owes his election to office to the suf-rage and zealous labors of a political party, tile members of which cherish with ardor and regard as of essential importance the principles of their party organization; but he should always be mindful of die fact that he serves his party hest who serves his country best.”
It cannot be denied that President Hayes is surrounded with great difficulties, and we would judge him candidly', with the hope that lite may succeed, bring older out of chaos, and relieve the count ryof that deadly thrall which Radieul extravagance and fraud have cast around her.
Mortou has his Say.
The following indicates that the tide is setting favorably to the South.
Washington, March 4—M idnight— Senator Morton was serenaded to night by his Ohio friends. He acknowledged the compliment by making a speech, saying in conclusion : “F am not authorized to speak for the President elect; but I venture to say that in pursuing a just and concilatory policy, it must proceed upon a basis of the enforcement of the 13th, 14th and 15th amendments to the Constitution of the United States, It must proceed upon the basis of grant-ing protection to the life and liberty and the political rights of all classes, without regard to color or politics.— There can be no compromise, no peace, which is not based on the 'political and civil l ights of all classes of men. When tbere shall be such protection to life and liberty, then there shall be peace and tranquility,^ not before. I have no doubt from his utterances and from his lofty character that the new President will do the South full and ample justice, and endeavor, as for as possible, to obliterate ilia past and blot out the hatreds engendered by the war, and that every step in that direction will bo for the peace, secur ty and protection of all/'
THE VOICE OF THE PEOPLE,
What is Demanded of the Hayes Administration iii Respect lo the South—A Broad Hint for Chamberlain.
efficient and popular means for the preservation of the status of the colored race is demanded by the changed situation .
There is sympathy felt personally for the better class of men who have settled in the South and become identified with these governments in a prominent way, but it cannot avail against the positive conviction in the public mind of the impolicy of upholding unnatural power in the face of the protest of those who in reality constitute the State. However patriotiorthe intentions of such—amon" whom we recognize Governors Packard and Chamberlain—they cannot have weight when opposed to the obvious interests of the country ; and if they cannot maintain themselves by virtue of the support of the people—the only Ie. gitimate source of power—there are no considerations which should induce Federal aid, and no authority to warrant it, beyond the simple act of recognition and the strict enforcement of the peace.— This is the view of the people, who exact of the succeeding Administration that it shall reconcile the two sections of the country and cultivate friendly relations between them, restoring their former fellowship, and so uniting them in the execution of the Constitution and-the laws as shall guarantee the entire independence of the States in respect of their local concerns, and the absolute freedom of the colored race in the enjoyment of the gift of citizenship.
Wright’s Interview with Governor Hampton,
Senator Robertson—A Pleasing Compliment on His Retirement from Political Life.
THE NATIONAL CAPITAL.
Washington, March 2.—At 12 6 crock fast nigth, when the las dispatch Was sent, the count had reached Wisconsin. and toe Irreconcilables in the House were fighting for a rec,ess on tile the case ct that State, but finally after ;E separation and two hours’ discussion Wisconsin was counted for Hayes.
At half-past 4 o’clock this morning Mr. Feri’3 said : ‘‘This concludes tile
count of the thirty-eight. States. The yellers will now ascertain and deliver the result.”
v Senator Allison, one of the tellers, declared that the vote stood: “Rutherford B. Hayes ISS, Samuel .J. Tilden | S4,” anil he therefore announced Hayes I
From the Washington National Republican.
A great duty is imposed upon the incoming. President, almost, if not quite equal to the task of reconstruction after the armed conflict between the two sections. In fact, they feel that the real work of restoring the Union remains to be done. After years of vain effort, because erroneously directed, the two divisions of the people which met on the field of battle to contest the question of its furth r continuance, now confront each other in the arena of politics In open and unconcealed hostility, upon the subject of its proper government. Some of the Southern States, after a lapse of more than the tenth of a century of questionable peace, find themselves as completely and effectually under Northern domination, by civil means, as they were during the war by military power; and they complain, with leason, that while they are chiefly inhabited by native-born citizens, and geographically and nominally Southern States, they arc controlled by strangers, and rendered in character Northern States, by reason of the sentiments and opinions of their rulers. And while they could not legitimately' complain of this fact, if tho change had been brought about by the ordinary course of immigration, there is sufficient justification for remonstrance against governments originally established by military power, and since kept in being by a union of objectionable elements unknown iii former days, and representing no substantial interests, or but in small proportion to the whole pariy of the States concerned.
I lie people of the North have long felt the injustice of these governments, aud now that the class whose privileges and immunities were believed to be especially committed^to their charge and safe-keeping has, in a largedegree, again casts its lot with its ancient head and asks no further protection in its rights, the occasion fur their encouragement has disappeared, and a Lew and more
Washington, March .4—Senator Robertson, of South Carolina, whose Senatorial tt-rm ended to-day, was presented this morning with a splendid bouquet. The card accompanying it bore these wcras : “A farewell tribute of esteem and regard the grand
daughters of Col, Wm. Washington of the Revolution*” Tile last Senatorial act of Senator Robertson was preventing the confirmation of Mr. Wm. Stone as United States District Attorney for South Carolina.
A TIMELY OFFERING.
Our old friend and former citizen of Aiken, although now residing in Georgia, in the following letter to Sheriff Holley, shows that he appreciates the situation, -has respect for tho people of our county, and is deserving of honorable mention for his liberal and timely offering:
Augusta, Ga., Feb. IT, I STT. Sheriff M. T. Holly :
Dear Sir.—We will furnish you (lie rope for the hanging to come off next Dion th free of cost, it bcinggiven through us from a New York house—James S. Barron & Co.—and will be here inside of two weeks. Yours respectfully,
J. Thorne A Co.
“A Cocktail with some Strength in If.?J
An Indianian went into a Chicago saloon aud asked for “a gin cocktail with some strength in it.” The barkeeper made a mixture of alcohol, pepper sauce, absinthe, limes, and painkiller. “The Indianian drank it,” says the Chicago Tribune, “and about a quart of tears came to his eyes, his mouth contracted to about the size of a safe key hole, and when he had sufficiently mastered his emotion to speak, he said, ‘How much’s that?’ ‘Fifteen cents/ responded the karkeeper. The customer put down a quarter and said, ‘Keep the change— have something yourselfthen, wringing the barkeepers hand, lie added. ‘’That’s the first good gin i’ve tasted since jolt home—something like liquor; its sort of quick in taking hold and slow in letting go. Come aud see me and UH give you so mc corn whisky that’s better still—whisky that’s like swallowing a circular saw whole and pulling it up again.”
Knowing that Judge Wright had sought an interview with Gov. Hampton during the recess of the Supreme Court on I uesday, the day he signed the order to release Tiida Norris, and having heard that he expressed himself very strongly on that occasion in favor, of Hampton’s claim, I to-day asked of the Governor a statement of what passed at at the meeting. Without being paitic-lar in regard to the order of the remarks, the following is substantially what occurred.
Wright came uninvited and entered the Executive office, as I ani informed by outsiders, by the stairway in the rear, a sharp eye being kept on his movements by June Mobley and other negroes on the watch in the street.
After some commonplace remarks he said to the Governor that he had come to the conclusion that, if he followed the law, he could only render a deci ion in his favor, but that he had been threatened with death if he did. To this the Governor replied that there wis no danger of tile threat being executed.— Wright said that at any rate he would have to leave the State. Tile Governor replied to this that there was no necessity for flight, and supported his assurance by tile remark that if Wright had to leave he would accompany him.— Wright thought he would have to go for a few days anyhow, and added that he had no ma Rey to go on. The Governor placidly remarked to this that his salary was here, aud he had agreed to pay the judges any quarter due after his inauguration. (Wright had been drawing his salary monthly since that date from the Hampton government.) Wright remarked that some back salary was also due him, and the Governor replied that he had nothing to do with that.
Wright then said, very significantly, “I want to read you a paper where they charge you w'i.b having offered $100,-
000 for my decision.” This child-like intimation the Governor met with an emphatic, I would not buy any of you.
1 was told I could buy ovt r certain Senators to recognize me in the Legislature ; but I told them to go to the devil : I didn’t propose to use any money for that purpose.”
After some further conversation AY right left, after repeating his remark that iy his epir.ion Hampton was cleet> cd, aryl if he (Wright) followed the law, he could but recognize him. Wright then excused himself on tile ground that the recess had nearly expired, and he must attend Court* An hour later he had signed the order releasing Tilda Norris, and recognizing Hampton.
The Governor thinks Wright’3 sub-sequt’i t •• i:duct gives tile more force to i and lie does not speak at iv of him, but considers his re-i i e natural result of powerful
I. ll lien cgs aud threatening pressrun . exerted by desperate partisans upon a weak man. In this verdict, I believe, all intelligent citizens concur. No one is surprised, and Wright co old walk the streets to-day free from any greater violence than glances «f pity and merited contempt. It is believed he is secreted | in the city, and it is rumored that he has so far awakened to a sense of his error as to be anxious to retract his recantation.
Chief Justice .Moses’s condition is such as almost to preclude any hope of recovery. Governor Hampton, this morning, expressed a confident assurance that the Chief Justice would have rendered a decision in his favor on Saturday last, but of his illness.
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A Defaulting Cashier Hangs Himself with a Clothes Line.
Harrisburg, Feb. 26.—About fourteen years ago J. P. Hamler, of Carlisle, cut down the dead body of W. H. Beetem, then cashier of the Carlisle deposit bauk, who had hanged himself to a rafter in an attic in the rear of the building. This afternoon Ilassler, cashier of tho ame bank until.three or four months ago. was found suspended to the same rafter in a lifeless state by one of his sons. During the morning Gassier was arrested for embezzlement, he having overdrawn his account over 310,000 to engage in stock speculations. Ile was asked to furnish 315.000 bail, but instead of making an effort to procure the money, he went up stairs and hanged himself with a clothes line to a rafter. The deceased was a big hlv respected citizen of Carlisle, and held for many years an eldership in one of the churches of that town. Beetem, who committed suicide in 1862 or 1863, had also been a defaulter, the amount aggregating $150,000. He had also speculated in stocks, but his property* more than covered the loss to the bank, being valued at nearly $300,000.
. Early Canada, the best variety, for
poor sandy soil, I am acquainted, ripens very early, price IO cents per ear, 15 by mail.
Tipton’s Prolific Corn, a mosi productive early white field corn. The past season I grew ten ears to the stalk with just ordinary culture—price 15 cents per acre, by mail 20 cents.
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Breton Le ghorn’s, are the great •ego producing fowls of the country. I will furnish eggs from China birds the coni ing season at $1 pay.sitting of thirteen. Address 3. C. Satterthwait, Aiken, S. C
“Broilers.”—I would call tile attention of housekeepers to the fine lot oi spring chickens and fat turkeys, I am now prepared to dispose of. S C. Sat-terthwait, S. C.
Spanish Chufa.—Those wishing to secure seed of* this valuable plant, can do goby early application to 8. C. Sat* terthwait, Aiken, S. C. Price 40 cents per quart, or $2.50 per peck, by mail add 15 cents per quart for portage.
Delays are Dangerous.—Do not put off buying your fertilizer untfl the last moment, but send in your orders at once. Messrs. Wilcox, Gibbs & Co. have only a limited supply of til. r celebrated Wilcox, Gibbs <fc Co’s M nipu-lated guano, and if you delay v ur order you may fail iii having it fill I. besides transpotation may be obsi: *eted ; and in waiting for your gum- your
farming operations will be
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at planters’ nearest depot.
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