Aiken Courier Journal (Newspaper) - March 15, 1877, Aiken, South Carolina
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Trounced. Hic President to day sent
the following nominations to the Senate :
Secretary ol ,St..ite William M. Kv
arts, of New York.
Secretary of the d’rcnsury — .J(din
Sh cram ii, of (Milo.
Post master-(inner »J- -David M. Key, of Ten ne8.see.
Secretary of the Navy—Richard W.
Thompson, ol fridiana.
•Secretary of ihe Interior—Carl Schurz, of Missouri.
Secretary of \Vur~-Gcorge W. Mc-t'rary, of Iowa.
A Hor ne y- < I c n cr a I—0 har I es Devi n s,
The Senate was in executive session until five minutes to 3 p. in., whew it
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at lend inr Iiorrers d hero. u' ‘omo jyfio will eondeffin I Im permi-don to ha v fiear from you, apeodily. With my piVen to the results of a law which w*
' o, up lune ut to M rs. f Min rn bm lain, yours, not, admini e r'd in lh" spirit of its V«ry r»: poet,fully, I creation, nor, its we believe, according
aseerf, tined, it is hi lo to say that chout ti on received here today indicates that. half a dozen votes were east against binit Air. Chamberlain has about made up as,iii the case of Key and Schurz, many his mind to resign all pretensions to Republicans did not. vote all. Mr. (’arn- gubernatorial honors in South Carolina dom voted for Mr. hvnrts as he said in It is stated hy ii is friends that, in taking
deference to the report of tho commit tee on foreign relations. All tho V>teH against Kvarts were east hy Democrats.
The Democratic Senators, as a rule voted to confirm every nomination.
In private conversation, a prominent
knew, there was no intention on the part oJf the part of (hr; Democrats to throw impediments in tho way of President Hayes. rJ Im; latter lie caid, showed a disposition to he fair arid conservative and the Democrats felt inclined to
(his stop, he is influenced solely by a de ire to benefit, the country generally, and to remove, in so far as ho can, nil obstacles in the way of a favorable inauguration of President Hayes* Souther:i policy iii South Carolina. If he can bo
member of the Senate f-nid, so far as he induced to accept, it is understood that,
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•adjourned until to-morrow. All of the i* c ■ , /.
. . . . ° Lnc i Rive hun a Fair show. He further said
t,ab.net minimal .-ere, on motion, j <hat tho p.lbligh<:d stil,clncnt that ,wc„.
referred to tim appropriate committee tJ-six Democratic Senator* had voted "when such committee shall have been
against Sherman’s confirmation as Sec-
•appointcd. I he reference ol tho nom- , <* rn .
11 un m ; rotary of the Treasury, was wholly in-
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A | correct and that many Democratic votes
have been Confirmed at once without Teferen f*o.
A very ugly feeling was exhibited by tho Republican Senators in executive session this afternoon. ’I lie Democrats, however, seemed to relish the chagrin of their Republican sssaoeiates. A prominent New Knghmd ^Senator on being asked it he thought all the nominal lions would go through, said “well I wouldn’t like to hazard my reputation on a guess, but, yet I think they will all be confirmed, some of them by tho skin of their teeth.” It is understood that tile nominations were referred in order to give the Republican? time to •consider what they ought to do under the circumstances.
Secretary Chandler says the published statements that he yesterday tendered peremptory resignation and left the !
AI r. (Ihainbcr) ain will In; provided for elsewhere. Mr. Chamberlain will probably accept,.
President, Hayes and the South,
The South is happier to-day than it has been for twenty years, for it is fillmore interested in tho good it is to re ccive than in the party who is to dispense it. The South needs simple justice in legislation and in tho enforcement cd the laws. This fuct Governor Hayes appreciates, and he will seize the golden opportunity now offered him for increasing the peace and prosperitv of the American people everywhere. e.s-peciaIly those who have so long been under a cloud in the South. He xviii, undoubtedly in making his Southern
,.r appointments, select only men who live
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were cist for his confirmation.
The a yea and noes were ordered on Evarts, Schurz and Key. Thompson McCrary and, Devens were -confirmed without opposition.
Stanley Matthews’ Letter lo Chamberlain.
day by Governor Chamberlain, at the special request of Stanley Matthews, and are the letters alluded to by Air. Blaine in the Senate on the 7th inst. : Washington City, March 4, *77.
people. In selecting men for local Federal offices, ho will not hesitate in appointing Democrats, when tho best interests of the country and the people will be subserved by so doing. To con-
My Dear Sir—I have not the honor of a personal acquaintance with you, but have learned to respect you from
Interior Department never to return. I knowledge of your reputation. I whnrfl whnllv „nfnn„rWl ^ I Hic Ilborty °* addressing you now,
with groat distrust (if the propriety of
doing so. prefacing it by saying that I
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, «/</, statements we have simply to
refer to his splendid inaugural address.
— Wallington Nullo tm I Republican,
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where wholly unfounded, except to the 1 extent that he, in common with all the other members of President Grant’s Cabinet, sent their resignation to President Hayes as is usual upon the expiration of the term of tho President who appointed them. Ne and all the other members of the Cabinet will remain until their successors have been riomina ted and confirmed.
WHAT IS THOUGHT OF TUE CABINET.
Washington, March 7.—The Cabinet generally is regarded as conservative
Key, decidedly so. The ultra Radicals, headed by Blaise, Cameron and Conking, are opposing their confirmation and ^are bitter against Hayes.
Memphis, March 7.—The announce-lent of the appointment of ex-Senator •fKey, t.0 the position of Post ma Ste. General, is received here and in Nashville with great satisfaction by all parties, as indicating a conservative policy.
The Cabluet Confirmed.
Washington, March JO, At 15
minutes to I o’clock this afternoon the Senate came out of executive session and adjourned until Tuesday, after having confirmed *11 of the retuning Cabu
CLOSE OF THE 44lh CONGRESS.
Speaker Randall’s Valedictory.
speak without authority from any one, and represent only my own vie vs. The situation of public affairs in South Car-
When the the Forty-fourth Congress ended at of ion, on Sunday, Speaker Randall said :
... , Gentle airn of the fIf nine of Reurenrnt-
olina is too complicated to he discussed ,• rn e i i - ,
. , . . | olives : J he Speakership, always real length in a note, and yet un presses I ^ .-ii i /• n .•
. ! sponsible, onerous and full of cnibnrrass-
me as one that ought to be chanced bv > . , . .
.. ° Dicots, has at this session imposed un-
tue policy of Republican statesmen in . , i i . T ,
. 1 u?ual and vexatious burdens. I have
such a way as not only to remove all ! r i ii i #• i • •
. • , / c 1,11 I discharged the dut>.e«* of the high dos-
tile controversies Mini ii... s:,... . ... r-
I to the h to r t,I p., prpvi non We have (him* iii tin I in prt'fetenco t<» the d in per of anni f-h y and blood hid Time Will undy remedy these wron f®, fin there is in the American mind a de.ire to do justice. We mint await that rem rdy It rn list corn'
shall be (’or its arrival. Until then, >vo
demand, a- we have the right to demand, the reign of equal justice; thot the sword shall cease to strike prostrate lhe governments of States; that the civil shall be superior to the military rule, and that the people shall he freed now and forever from the shackles af recent misgovernment I sincerely thank you, one and all, for your palling words of approval, and with the wish that each and every member may safely return to his home, it, only remains I ii to declare that the constitutional limitation of the forty-fourth Congp has been reached, and that this lions.'; lands adjourned without day.
As the Speaker closed, all the nu rn. hers rose to their feet, and from tho Democratic side md f rom tho galleries cajole cheers and rounds of applause. Thou came tho scenes of leave—taking, and in half an hour the hall, so lately the scene of so much tumult, passion and excitement, was deserted arid silent; and thus closed the Forty-fourth Congress.
—- The Rev. Wm. Kirklin, rector of tile Church of St. Michael and All Angels, Baltimore, made a most facetious address on Wednesday la th*; graduates of the College of Physicians and Surgeons. The miseries of mankind, he said, were to a certain extent the delight of tile physician. “Yes,” ho added, •‘un abundant crop of small-pox and scarlet fever, or luxurious patches of diphtheria, bring grist to his mill, and everybody wants grist in his mill. When the ph)sicinn is called to visit, a lady ie robust health, very moderately sickj and capable of bearing a gentle illness for a considerable lime without serious injury—who, indeed, would probably prefer to he moderately-ill for a considerable time—well, in that case, who knows what a pill is made of?”
— English entice are wont to say that the only clement of American wit is gross exaggeration The Examiner’s compauion-pieeo to AI ay fair’s gloomy
the controversies that disturb the Stale I • i <• i ^ , I > i .
i . . . Ilion XV it ti unfaltering confidence in the1 picture of ‘‘lawlessness iii the States
but to remove the embarrassment aris— 1 i j *■ • i- i Ii . ., , , . .
„ . , candor and fairness of the Hou«e and I hIiowh that England us importing humor
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in tendency. Evarts, Schurz and I i.,i . l a resolute purpose to do the right at well as beef from America. “Kverv
. decided! v so Th* ultra ‘ , * 1 *S occurre^ to n,c every hazard. For th6 first time in candidate for the Presidency xx ho fails
to sugg< st, whether by your own con- „ L , , t , .
carrenco and cooperation an arran-o-i T * ,>emocr,**.,c H,,u>,c "I *,e "'“tell is nnuii-.l,ately ex-cu'.eil in u.e .»»», a* weir ms tranani}, I,-I i,|
meat could not bo arrircd at wbicU KcJ,rCf,e"'*t,,vf thi* hall, th-gurdcaa ol tho Capitol at W«,hia*., to prdVr a.,J offcue , no amtor boa- Ic
would obviate the necessity for .he nae O , "K i"'lustry j *'"* ''cdut.s of juri.sarc sold by and un,». upon a poop lo „ bo have
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Axed if .Italy, Wi gin ut JI OOO Mr Williarrm having h <'o rf ii / <> ? t ,(.,i f,, j qtiahfi'd in the /ain hope of I, ,7io / h ,
prod/ cessor make a nettle rn out ir, ■
nth"’ with hun th la v dire jtn c ,i"J
Mil in January , when •' r ing no ponm
hie cha nee *J mrli sci f I.merit, ent'Ted
upon his official duties 'I ho office hav
mg been elosc*f over se von months.
Everything pertaining in the offifjo was
gotten p'rs^ession *>f eve'pl tho kcj lo
th* safe, ( winch should have contained impatient as wo | OVf!r tf(JRt f.jn^ f||> volJch,.rg ^
ihc aam';.j Several poluo and gentle manly notes were written to Sparuiek, asking for tho key. norm of whioh were answered. Becoming tired of th is a de ma od in plain language was made on Sparniek fi,r said key,at '.he Barile timean intiumtion that iirdeKB a compliance w.*.h Ii ad, st ‘ oh would he taken forthwith to have him in Aiken. Finding i• impossible to gel * In; L<y from pa mick, umJ being as it wom; blocked in Ins official duties, Mr. \V ii Im ms decided Mr break tho lock. On Saturday morning, Air Williams was approached by u friend of Spar-niek's, one S. J. Lee, with un open letter from Spam ink, in which ho asks h W friend to get from the safe his private papers aud return the key to him at Columbia. I his irriperreoent demand was met wit'll a peremptory and indigent refusal, at the same limo Mi. Wil bima made a demand for tho k'>y, (which Sparniek had sent on to his friend,) but Ata«j refused, Legal steps were at on co taken before Trial Justice Davis, for the recovery of the key ; bul the fa infill friend had sped it on its way to Columbia, and unlike the stolen property of tho Walhalla postmaster, it was free from the dutches of the officer. Air. Williams, confronted by these facts, was compelled to open the safe or discontinue his official duties. In fret he did not feel justified in leaving Much valuable papers belonging to t! o county at the mercy of a man who had made it a studied rule riot tit pay out one c?nt that got into his possession as trust funds, and who had, by his wholesale official misconduct, hurried to an untimely grave one ofour worthiest townswomen. Nor was Sparniek the only one who could have had access* to the safe, as we are informed that there is iu existence, anil in the possession of the “faithful friend” an impression of tho key, and with these significant facts staring bim in the face, he felt it incumbent upon him to get possession of the property b< longing to the county.
We k a oxy of no reason vrl v Sparniek, should so stubbornly remain o po.-fo -sum of the key, or why he hould be aided in it against lh*; wish* - oi* a pop-filar majority of 750 of * ut* citi
zens, unless it were a desire to .suboidi-nate public ojod to the private spleen of a few. Nu dot;Ll the natural impi,. • of tin; man, as we!’ as Ii is training, Lr] him
would obviate the necessity for tho use • i • ...
J ; to the universal sentiment tor reform in
of federal arms to support either ,rov- > i > iii
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eminent, and leave that to stand which ;s able to stand of itself. Such a course would relieve the administration from
peace throughout the Republic, Fraud and corruption have been exposed and made odious., aud expenditures of the
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the necessity, so far as executive action the administration have been enormous-is concerned, of nmkin" any decision iii
* . . . ° y acumen jy reduced, no new taxis have been
between *ho conflicting govcrnuienta. I lcvied> aild cvcrJ dc,cription
and would place you in a position of, approprution of the public money Aaa
making the sacrifice of what von deem- i airt-
° f been prevented. In this regard this
ed your abstract rights lur the sake of » i i ... . p
b house has met tho public demand and
the peace of the community, which expectation.
woyld entitle you to the gratitude not! In respect to political events tho ses-
publie auction; the whole population of Roston is at present in jail ; there is not
cause to feel lor him the direst contempt Our State is entering on a new err
a school or a policeman any where in the | and among those who will ta culled < States ; Congress has just passed a law an accounting is murderer Sparniek
prohibiting th*; use of telegiuphs all over the country; the permission bill Ins been extended to tea and coffee, in con-, sequence of th*; alarming increase of afternoon teas ; and 30J stevmers have lately burst on that part of the Hudson River which connects the State of New York with the Yosemite Valley through the Mammoth Cave in Kentucky ”
Much is laid at his door. Aud it is ; much to tho interest of the ipm.r ones xv loin ho has wronged of their s a* well at to lh**, reputation of our eo>. mon wealth, that the official conduct this mac should be thoroughly cxamim: into. \v e will give our rc-id. is ii hoi.( fit, o| Ins defalcations as are xpn sod by hifl 1 cadi btmk” in >*;r no is: tie