Aiken Courier Journal (Newspaper) - March 29, 1877, Aiken, South Carolina
Volume 3—number 12.3A.IKElSr, S. C*. MARCH 29, 187T
OLD SERIES VOL. 7. NO-325
Atkf.x, S. C., Dec. ll, 1874.
On «nd ofter this dale the Poetcfflce hours s ill be as follows :
During the week froir. 8 30 a. mi to 5.20 p. rn. Asthore is [to n ail receive on Sunday the cftice will not hi opened on t. hat day
Northern.. 'Western... 'Chariest on J
IO a.m.j I On. rn. I
3 p. rn. o p. rn. 'n a.m.
Columbia..11Onmfc 4:&0pm'9 a.th. & 8.80 pc.
Chariestou mail "Closes at I p. rh. en Sunday
Dunbarton, Hammond and (Sreenlawdl mails close ota Fridays at 0 a. rn., and 'open on Saturdays ai 5 p. in.
Leesville, Merritt's Bridge •aud Mt. Ebal mails close on Timrs»lays at 4 o’clock p. rn., and open on Saturdays .at J ofetock p. rn.
E. CONDY, P. M.
FROM COLL MB I A.
H amp ion Accepts Hayes’ Invitation to co to Washington
Columbia. March 26.
Governor Ha rapt u will leave for Washington to-m or row night. and, I understand, will be accompanied by i committee from ( barless rn.
Governor Hampton has spent the entire day in consultation w:,h hading gttitled)**, prominent among whom arc Gens Butler, Gen. Connor, Lieut.-Gov, Simpson and Gen. H ago od, in reference tQthf proper cooree to be pursued by lim til the matter of the proposed conference.
Chamberlain left for Washington fest night by way of Wilmington at 12:30, He was in close communion with R. B. Elliott, colored, uniM a late hour, aud Was accompanied by James G. Yfeowp-son, of the defunct Union-Herald.
latter from the (’onulry,
fCorrespondence of Til® Courier-Journal ]
Pine Farm, Aiken Co. March 2&b, 1877. lb the Editor of the CkmricT-Jmir#al:
rye, barley, squashes, pumpkins, and melons—why is it that we cannot raise our beef, mutton and pork as cheaply as any other section of the country 7 I koow there is a popular idea prevailing
W... lL . ‘3L* kthe mind* of moat farmers that we cantil you allow me through your dor-:■* : . ,
not compete with the northwest in raising o<fr own meat, but the idea is all a mistake, a sh im and a delusion, leading us to want.
The Ortit American Office-Seeker—How He Came, Went and did not Conquer.
Columbia, March 26.—Governor Hampton received yesterday (Sunday) .^ASHiNGTuN, March 20.—The Sen-the letter of President Hayes inviting a*e has adjourned, and the great Auicr him to Washington. To day he has *can r■ffice-S'seker has departed by the written in reply the following letter : j cai'l°a^' The places which have known
Colombia, S. 0-, March 26, 1877. I tow so nnmeroosly, for the *ptt*t few (Po his Excellency JI. *3. Hinges, Prod ! T coirs, will know him no more forever, dlekt bruited Stat*Math/nr/to ti : ! I he lunch house will-miss his hungry
; Sir.—I have tile honor to acknow*!- j and lamentations will go up from
cdg* your communication of the 23d * ^an(Mm*d and lady that bills wert left
instant, addressed tr me by youi private secretary. As you express a desire for tx pere.mal conference with myself, I ae-•cepf, -through motives of proper courtesy to yourself,-the invitation you have -extended, though I .cannot hope by doing eo, to throw additional light on •questions which have already been so aoly and thoroughly presented, and the •solution of which is so obvious and sirn--jple. But understanding from the corn-
some what unpaid. The wash woman will anxiously enquire of some remaining friend his postoffice address. Such
urn*8 to offer a few suggestion to the good people of our State end* county ? We have worked very hard pul ing the late canvass to free ourselves from political bondage and from tho misrule aud evils of the dominant faction which has wasted cur substance and paraded our emrgics. until we hav^J^ccome bankrupt in purse and Jn
those virtues, handed dowiFto'xp as heir-
looms by our ancestors ; and now that “the winter of cur discontent ’ is about to bo matte “gi- nous summer,” it would be well ior us to overh all! cut chart arid take new reckonings, if we.would avoid shipwreck in the future.
We-can k« p our hogs fat nine ttionthstiu the \ear without giving
them a grain of corn, af*«r we get our
I do not propose to write an essay
upon government. Of course we tire
all anbed iii tile desire to haw* Home Rule and an honest and economical administration of onr Stare affairs, which under Hampton, we wiM have} birt •there are usher qtfotiens of vital im-^penance which come home to us with all ti irreality of living issues—questions which we must solve and changes which we mu t make, if we would cease to be hewers of wood and drawers of water for the rest of the world.
W e are blessed bv Pfovidcnc3 with a
is W ashington life. So passeth away I climate and soil unsurpassed. Our resettle glory el the sell sacrificing patriot j tinted spring, alternate with showers
Republics arc ungrateful, and his labor i- unrewarded. He has heard from tile pulpit that the laborer is worthy of Ins hire, and that the ox knoweth bis o n-■er’s oriV ll* CMM*to the capital of lie natioo, prrtfcta* jbicaaelf for (he old
crop® in proper rotation The plan is this ; In^Septeuibcr sow a field or patch cd’ rye, then, any time from the 1st of October to the middle of December sow oats, but the sooner the better $ early in March plant a field of corn, and about the ml'die of Apl ii or first of May plant speckled peas between each hill of corn. The next planting of corn should be about the last of Mutch or first of April. Drop. one or »wo groundnuts between each hill of corn at tho sme time. Early iii April plant a big patch of sweet porotock, and last. but not least, get some chufas and plant them also in April. Now let us see how it will work. In May your rye field will fee ready to turn into. By the time that is exhausted your oats will be on hard. When ti icy are gone gather your early crop of corn, and the peas stand ready to be eaten. Then gather your last plan ing of corn and the groundnuts will keep your stock feast mg and fattening until Christmas. .Po-1 tatoos and chufas will then carry them
gentleman well suited for the basin**.
There is in the same part of the Island a w eelwright and smith’s shop, also a school numbering forty-*wo scholars. There are several dwelling houses, all closely located. The residents of the Island seem interested each in his own business, and putting* forth every effort to meet the stern necessities of fife.
There has been considerable rain dor. ing the past week, causing a high river and giving the farmers some uneasiness 'oncoming their cattle in tile swanips.
JUDGE MACKEY’S LETTER*
A Republican Defence of His Support of Hampton-The People Will Reds* Chamberlain at all Hazards.
i.i „ * a I j through tho winter until your rye is a1 and sunshine, like toe t*>t;s aud sullies J J
.in un iou dun I have received ll ll !fl rpgM^iWMHf. I | I I upon
•object contemplated by the proposed Washington like *kc devouring grass-
♦couferenec is solely th it J might
cf joyous maidenhood y the developing warmt h of our glorious sum mer, and the crown tig joy of the whole year; our golden autum, ladened with precious gifts Lo man. Our creek And river bot
toms, in their almost
duetions, rivaling in fertility the fabled
•before )uu my views of the impcdiniosteJ^a totally different fate. He is uot ifo the peaceful and orderly organization ^together the biter, but somewhat the •of a single anil undisputed Stale government in South Carolina, and of the
best methods uf removing them, I shall avail rn\ .self of your invitation, so that I may reiterate in pc. son what I have had tile honor to submit in writing, viz: ‘that in my judgment all impediments to •the objects so earnestly desired by yourself a»ad ae anxiously expected by tie people of til is State eau at once be re-noved by the withdrawal of tile Fed -era I. troops from our State Hous*. This action on the part of the Commander induct of the United Slates forces .nould ■only be hailed by our people as an evidence that the civil authority is no longer to be subordinate to the military power in our country, but it would establish law, insure domestic tranquility, revive our wasted industries, and "ive
hopper upon a Kansas corn field, but j Nile, and our unbinds especially, the
clay pine lands of Aiken county, i re
bit He falls into the snare set tor the unwary, and he returns home, hiving seen the sights, with an empty purse and blasted expectations, a sadder and, it is to be hoped, a wiser mar..
wonderful in their capacity provemcnt. Just give them
j most ready again.
Doubtless many who read this will say, “That sounds very well and proper, but the hogs will die off with cholera and rogues will steal them, and we will ii ive all our trouble and expense for nothing.” Til® Good Bo"k tells us .jfchnt
. "U*. - L- I • ’ * *r *
it is tho doer and not the hearer of the
word alone who is justified.
.. . , My chief desire in writing this is to
for im- ., . . j . n ,
a little ! in e a sPlr,fc °‘ enquiry and euter-
Execution of the Moiintai* Meadoiv Murderer,
a* assurance that this >uOe is to be re*-stored to her just rights under the Conv ♦stitution. Whatever
grievances exist whatever wrongs we suffer, we propose it© redress them not by a resort to force but by legal redress and constitutional agencies. I socking such rodless I feel sure that I represent fully tlwj determin
Salt Lake City, March 23.
Job ii D. Lee was shot ac Mountain Meadow today 11:30 a. in. Atli o’clock precisely Lee was brought out upon the scene of the massacre before the executing party aud seated on bis coffin, about twenty feet Ii oui the shooters, After the order cf the court was read to him, Lee made a speech of about five hundred wolds, bitterly denouncing Brigham Young and calling himself
manure, and it looks as though some mighty magician had waved his wand over them, converting imo fertile fields what was heretofore a sterile waste.
From the great variety of crops which can be grown upon our lands, we eau make loud for man and boast as cheaply as it can begrown ain where else on the green earth, and yet with all these ad-our smoke houses and our
I prise amongst our planters, and a return of* happiness and prosperity to our native State and our people.
lieder from Bo&eh Island.
Trinity Hill. S. C.. March 26. Hearing that you would like to learn something of the interests and avoca-
grain cries are in the far northwest, hun- l*ons Beach Island, I will give you a
a scapegoat fur the sins of otliers. lie moped God would be merciful. He denied that he was guilty of bloodshed to tho last, and maintained that his mission
to the Meadows was cue of mercy. Af-, ter his speech, Parson Stokes, Methodist, made a prayer, commending the soul of the condemned man to God. Tni-
dreds of miles from us. and there is annually flowing from our borders a tribute lo the necessities of life, a golden stream which, if kept at home, would educate our children, beautify and adorn our homes and make them centres of intel— licence and refinement.
The trouble has been not that we are lacking in energy, but that we have been too much of a one idea people ; it is hard for us to get out of the old
| ruts, cotton and corn, aud very often a
great deal of cotton and very little corn, and that made with borrowed capital or supplies and guanos furnished by merchants and factors at exhoibitnnt rates
*tion af the thoughtful and conferva- UKM^ate^Y this a handkerchief was! of interest. Well, we have so ved tjiafc
rn . I IV ti PGH Iviror I YI___I. I XT _ I ' i • •
tive portion of our whole people wheu I j Placea t)Vcr Lce 8 °.Ves give the assurance that, no proscription ^‘ue wor<^ fi'c I
flhall be exercised here on account of political opinions ; that no discrimination shall be made in tho administration OI justice, and that* ail citizens of both
Marshal Nelson and five guns fired the bails, penetrating the body in the region of the heart. Lee fell square back on his coffin, dead. Death was
problem to our sorrow, now what shall we do 7 Change our tactics and fight
shvrt descrip1 ion of our friend Davis’ cljalk beds. Early in the spring of ’76, we were not a little surprised to know that he (Mr. D.) had purchased, as we thought, a very small and inferior piece of land, I-known to us; but soon we were again amazed to learn that chalk had been found on the -place, which, if properly handled would enrich the owner. Preparations weie at once made for the digging of this chalk, wliieb resulted in the opening of an extra fine bed of kaolin. The pit meass urea at present thirty feet in width and twenty in depth. The chalk is raised from the pit by pullics operated by horse power, passed into a car running on a diminutive railroad the who' e
Washington, March 21.
To the Editor of the National Rtpnbti-
Sir : A newspaper published in Washington, existing as a niero fungus* represent® me in an editorial paragraph to-day in favor of Ghainbcrljin, ac-companing the statement, however, with an attack equally false and malignant, ghich shows its disbelief of ifs own representation, as it would hardly attack me-for giving in my adhesion to the .atm whose failing cause it supports. I ha*® traced the report to the Chamberlain committee now in this city, and beg leave t broach your columns to den nunc® it a* in fatuously fake.
In order to give the report Borne color the persons referred to have repeated a remark of mine, severed from its context and without the accent that pan# my true meaning. I* reply to a^ qu&-fioo by one of the committee last' eve-ntng, I said, “Yes, I will recognize' Chamberlain as Governor tchenevft' President Hayes recognizes min^t such.” But that recognition is im possible. I am certain that the President will withdraw the troops from the State Hot se in ti c nex^ four or five d.^ys, and the" Chamberlain’s pretended authority will instantly crumble.
Permit me to add that no recognition of Chamberlain by the P. est dent can affect in the slightest degree the relation to him held by those wh * sustain the authority of Governor Hampton, to intensify, if possible the resistance to Chamberlain's government, by withdrawing Hampton hitmclf as aa active agent, clothed with official authority, lo maintain the public peace' No ;Ct of the Predkdent can change the~fiict^hat the same comniissiorJtfc} of election wjio returned the Hayes and Wheeler electors as elected, made the returns that show that Hampton w.e I coted Chamberlain claims an c’ection bv virtue uf the unlawful exclusion of all the votes cast in Edgefield and Laurens from the canvass of the vote for Governor and members of the Legislature.
The absurdity of this position’is made manifest by the fact that the votes cast. in chose counties were all counted in tho canvass of the vote for Presidential electors. rf,his fact appears in the minutes of the Board of State Canvassers. Governor Himpton’s title, thus dt-rijy^B-^ from his election by the people, aud
length of the shed—slid shed b - in
it out on another line. Plant less land I been erected for the purpose of proad- .
i , i • I , I, mm ic cl, wi ic I solemnly affirmed by the courts, will bu
in crops that require clean culture all i mg and drying the chalk. Allis Riled is j ... , . , '
tip . • • n t ' j rn ;n W:.M, j sustained by the people of bofith uar-•lithe year. It is the frequent stirring of| 120 feet in length and 54 feet rn wnhn ! * -W * •
instantaneous. Hie body w;us placed the soil, causing thereby the lore of Inning a spacious wing on tho north- j
p-mt ices and bot graces shall be regarded j cu®u aru^ the-crowd dispersed.— j vegetable matter and not the crops west sida. Sheds are also built for the J „ . .
I I bete wore .about seventy.five persons j which we take from it that causes ster- j protection and comfort of the hands and I us^o* 're.-dst" Tho ” entree rn- ' *
j »•. ii • I i •* I •• ■ •« t 4 il,A ^1. AL ' I
nu at all buzz li ds. We regard it as
our supreme duty
kby* and amendable to
as fully protec
the laws. Joirtfiyp most, heartily with you in the earnest desire you express that you inay.be able to put an end as -y - «peedUy as possible to all appearance of rIntervcrftioa of the military authority of |||g|fe;.Baited States in tile political de-which effect the government U affiict the people of Sou*h Oar-fervently trusting that this rotult may be reached, I ha\c bo, very respectfully your fill,
Wade Hampton, rernor of South Carolina.
Nota child or j relity. Sow small grain largely, and | horses while at work. After tho chalk , Chamberlain’s usurped authority every-
all told on the ground.
a r^iati\e was thole. Hie bret order j especially rust proof oats, which will \ is dried it ispowderel and packed into j where, and continually, being umtkcra-
prcvailcd. Lee’s last words to Marshal! give g better return on any kind offend I casks, which are made on tho place, and j bl y convinced feat the very existence od
Nelson wore “Aim at my heart.” The j at one third tho cost of corn. After I shipped to New York from the Beach I civilization in South O* witted upend*
tart Royal Ba ii - »P”»<*«r juking that resist;, nee efLeriv. *
• , In short tho people of cont ii ( arui: na
body is now on tup way to be delivered j the oats arc harvested a to the relatives at Cedar City.
The Lexington Dispatch says : “Not a poisoner in jail yet I Hampton trial justices have proclaimed peace, and evil doers have fled to parts unknown ” So much for good government. II a pp*/ Lexington !
heavy crop of j Island station on the , u ^ ^
Peby hay may be made by the applica-| road. From the northern side t hese I Woum ve„a^d the harshest, military guv
groundnuts, potatoes and chufas, can be grown in astonishing quantities with proper care and attention.
From these crops—to say nothing of
of a lar^c bell—something new lur j , , . u. . - . o.....
ui a r- Chamberlain and hts allies Jo the Ma-'e.
Beach Island— calling forth the opera- I Cl>Jnmn of resistance I shad ; l-»
lives to their daily labors. This work j wa re ba found. licence: fu I v, is superintended by M
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