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Aiken Courier Journal (Newspaper) - May 6, 1876, Aiken, South Carolina .Volume 2 —nuimbeb 79 AIKEN, S. C., MAY 6, 1876 OLD SERIES TOL.    279 MAIL ARRANGEMENTS. Atkin, B. C., September I, 1874. On cud after titis date rthfe Postoffice fefovrs will be as follows : • Daring 'the week from 8*30 a. til, to I 30 /b’tlock p. in., abd frfcm 8 to*8 O’clock p. *i. was I licensor i declarimr MAILS. ■ )$erthero.. Western... g^Gii arles ton 'Columbia.. OPENS. 10:30 a.m. 10:30 a. m 4:80 p. rn. 4:30 p. Hi. cLose s. §.*30 a.m. & & pm 3 p. ni. ■Yn rn t Dunbarton, Leesville, Hammond, Green-.7 land, Merritt’s Bridge and Mt. Ebal mails * 'close on Sundays at I ©’cleck p. rn., and ‘open on/tuesdays at 5'©’clock p. rn. *E. CONDY, Pl M. COURT WEEK IN AIKEN. '^iNDiofajHA of Judge Sparnick— TibialMFCounty Commissioner (Carsten—Quick Wcrk With Two 'Sheep Thieves. Thfe grand-jury on Tuesday last tbtmd J Ha trtie bill against Henry Sparnick., vJadge Of Probate, on an indictment for appropriation of    trttst    funds    iii    bis A Viands. S. J. Lee and R. B. Elliott Kp ^itfieavered in his behalf HO procure A ^Afison ti nuance of his cr se, on the ground f7? that his regular counsel, Majgr W. T. Gary, would hardly bo able to reach "tlris Week. The Judge frematked Sat in case Mat jar 'Gary Was ‘unable’^ W attend, he supposed! the accused . Would fee represented fey WWb counsel^    and    ^fhnt    if    it Vrfe necessary to    advise him    that    his Jjresjnce was required,    that    could    be done in thirty minutes. The motion Was Anally denied, and a trial WRI prob-ably he ‘had en Monday next, when Judge A. P. Aldrich Will aid in the ^prosecution, , THE TRtAfc OV AV. i». CARSTEN, for fraudulent practicing upon the jury •box cf Aiken 'county, Commenced on Thursday lnst^the State <being 'represented Solicitor, Mr. Wiggins, assisted by-Mr. Henderson, and Carate® by Messrs. Lee, ^banians and Elliott, j motion to quash the ‘litdictmetot was made by Lee fend Ybumans, on (several grdiinds, the strongest of which were that under the statute’providing for the punishment ofCorrupt Jtify commissioners, no indictment upon a single member of the board could stand ; aod th*t technically the indictment feras not good Ski account of uncertainty and iitdefi-‘niteness in-ifs odlogdiioHs. Mr. Ynu-‘uians’s argument was able and supported Vt numerous authorities ; and though he was strongly opposed by Mr. Henderson, it made an impression «©n the Court,, and yesterday morning, after due drlibe.ation, his Honor Judge Maher granted the motion, on the ground of of muslinitcness in the time as fixed fey the tod lenient. As <the 'defendant has not. been discharged, the effort to convict him will fee renewed .at the next term of Court* quyuYy work. Williams Jones and Williats Sinrt— Hions, two comprising gentlemen of the ^colored per«ua*ioti—the latter a recent ‘importation from Edgefield—-Were brought before Trial Justice Reiman, in Tuesday last, for sheep stealing.— *Nicy were sent up to the SessionsCourt .^Wednesday. A I rue bill was found Aa trial A,®{ vrji Thursday, in which V'Gi-o TotrnY guilty. They wiil * v fely receive sentence on Sn tut*— md be sent to Colum— > ready to courmettiCe their torifbr the State in tth« early Wf*\ext we*k, Simmons leaves a mourn his untimely loss 1 P'stw.* if harriet Smith, a white 01lla,,; keeper rfff ai disreputable tost and fscehouse ;in Shower Aiken, ’here ar. assvtl||<mt rf    gnat mid , thor hid cs vtXtp    suifici    en 11«»feta* rt young-h.Tin^ ^hen mmmom; jjizwl by the office, oft the Jaw, and the J1 un de/ fagged U Mt„ concealment P the att.ic; Hnrrht wnfof her hands hopes and her character were thenceforth rained ; and on leaving the house the scene is said Cb have been most affecting. When sweet William asked his loving Harriet for fifty cents to remember her by, he wag unfeelingly denied, and when be asked for a kiss, that was also refused. So William was obliged to come away sorrowing and cursing the ingratitude of woman. THE MCAVOY CASE is nowin progress, and as is natural/considering the nature of the offence and eminent social position of Major Gregg* excitesintense interest in dur community. Vi itll the present manner of selecting juries and conducting trials in South Carolina, it is Uncertain how the Case will terminate. Nothwithstanding the parties concerned are all white, the jury is composed of three White and nine Negroes In any other country than South Carolina, tfeis would be consider-v ed an anomalous circumstant,hut here, jsitice the p'oWersof darkness have taken possession of the jury box, there is little chance of a man being tried by his peers, or getting justice at any price. The particulars of the murder are as follows ': AWut eight years ago, when ttaj. J. J". Gregg was sttptfrmtctfdent of the Graniteville factory, a ctntr-legged ymrtfe Warned Robert McKVoy, sort of the garduer at the factory^ vaa employed os errand boy. In the course of time it Was found that there was really no necessity for such a person, and ‘the posh* lion wrrs, therefore, abolished, and young McEvoy dismissed* The boy appeared to brood over th is as an injury, and %o ’resolve upon revenge. Some two years •HgoiifeWent to Texas.'fend, a« bis tepu-'tatioto in Graniteville and vicinity Was anything else -but^rood, it Was hoped that Ire would make a permanent stay in 'the    te, Three weeks ago however Ile returned Ao Graniteville. Ow the 20tk vf^ast month the annual meeting of the Graniteville Fadtofy was beld ut the mill, fend Maj. Gregg, Who Is fe stockholder, Was present. About half past I o’clock-, after the meeting had adjourned, and While he Was in the store room, near the business office, he was approached by Robert McEvey, who 'said be would like’to speak to him before he left for Augusta. Maj. Gregg replied that be could speak to him then. McSvoy then said that Maj. Gre nor fend him dismissed by charging that be‘stole money from Yim. Mtfj. Grogg'immediately walked into foe directors’ ‘office and asked Mr. Giles if McEvoy had been discharged on account of any accusation made by bim in regard to Mc-blvOy^s stealing money from him. Mr, Giles relied that lie had not. 'tL%e office had been abolished, and McEVoy distnissed simply because there Was no further use for an errand boy. Major Gregg and McEvoy then retired to the secretary’s office, ulose at hand. In a few seconds three shots, in rapid succession, were heard in the direction of this room, and McEvoy was seen to run out-From Maj. Gregg rho following particu Jars were obtained by parties Who hastened to the spot >. It seems that un going into the secretary’* office McEvoy repented that lie had been discharged on yfccwnt of charges made against him by Major Gregg, and felso made other reiuurks, which Muj. Gregg declared were -rut true. "Do you dispute my word,, then ?” asUd McEvoy. ‘-Of ever, entered and passing round or through the stomach, lodged under the skin on the right side, producing a very dangerous wound. Aswoon as McEvoy had firedthree shot*?, in rapid succession, her* walked quietly to the‘door, thence into the ball and finally to the street. Mfej. Gregir was taken so completely by surprise b}r the unprovoked fend wanton fetlock, that it was for some moments before he drew bis pistol. Aswoon as he did, however, be followed McEvoy and fired, Vat failed to strike him. JVIcEvoy deliberately turned and returned the fife, the ball striking the door hieing nCa^ Major Gregg, Mr, H. H. Hickmafe,president of the Graniteville Manufacturing Co.. who had proceeded to (he spot Immediately upon bearing the tiring, Wfes standing not far from Maj. Gregg, and narrowly escaped being hit by the Vail fired ■from McEvoy’s pistol-—the missile lodging in the door Within a few inches of his legs,    A: Major Gregg, after firing tun ed back to the office, managed to stou inside the door, and fell. Mr. Hickman, Mr. Ii oyce and others reached him iii a moment (he had called for Mr, Hickman and Mr-. Hoyoe) and rendered him every assittance in their power. Dr. Russell, who lives in the Village, was summoned immediately and a dispatch forwarded to Augusta to Drs. H.Of. Carnuel I , and W. H. Oofeghty, through Maj/ Huger, agent of the South Carolina Railroad, requesting their preserve in Graniteville as soon as possible. Ma/j. Huger gave mmrediate orders for the acuonmcdation train, wb^cb was on the eVe of Starting, to Wait. He then jumped iU a Wagon iclose at hamd afnd hurried polit haste after Dr. Campbell, whom he soon found and carried bick to the South Carolina Depot. Dr. Campbell then boarded the accommodation train-and proceeded to Graniteville. Maj. Huger uexf had a locomotive attache^ to a -sledging car and went personally ha- Dr. Doughty-just as tho special:trafti was febout starting, bowe'ver, Msj. Hugafr received a second telegram Stating th aft Major Gregg woald arrive in Augusta ait 4 p. rn., on the special train of the Chariotee, Columbia aud Augusta Railroad, and asking Ii im to request Dr. Doughty, to wait With a 'Carriage neat 'the track, in order to'carry the wounded m in home. About half past four o’clock the train roached Augusta, and Mn}. Gregg, who was under the influence of* morphine, administered by Dr. Campbell, was placed on a litter and conWiped to his residence on Telfair street. After firing his fourth shot McEvoy made no attemipt to escape, but walked quietly fc'lofig. His father-, who is a quiet, honest and industrious man, weut up to him aud endeavored to take his pistol away from him , The young des-derado resisted for 7*>me time, ami threatened to kill any 'out* Who should approach him. Pus Ny. however, his| father took the weapon away from him. and carried bim back to the office where he Was taken in charge by ti 'conrtabfcv He was sullen tfitd defiant, and appeared to feel no sorrow for What he. bud done, To parties who asked him Why 1 he shot Major Gregg he replied ‘that bu would shoot any man who first shot at1 him, thus evidently attempting to convey the idea that Major Gregg first assumed the offensive. Major Gre<»<rV •*    ft© pistol^ however, putting aside his own statement, fcboWed that this Was false._ In Jjippmcotfjx Magazine for May, the fifth paper of the Centennial series, /‘The Century : its Fruits and its Festival” gives am account of the minor struct tures of the Exhibition, public aud .private, with p%tures of the moi* impor-tfetit-ftDd Attractive cf them, and apiin of the ^grounds, in which the positions of* all the:/buildings arc distinctly Uoted.-^-The first of two illustrated papers on Constantiiroplc, by a lardy who bas not. only explored the Streets and ba’ia'ats‘of the Turkish capital, but had access to several harems, is written with great ‘liveliness, and goes into details of domestic life and manner*, which Will claim especial attention fro rn female render#. A weightier artfcle^-nne that combines avast amount of solid in format inn with striking-and suggestive views*-*in that on “Berlin and Vfenua,’’ by Frofv^. M. Hart, It traces Hic history and con- y trasis the charm^eristic-s of these two capitals, aud indicates the fciharc that each have had, fend may hereafter be expected rn haVc-, in the national development, iSmno niiherto unpublished facts respecting Benedict Arnold, aud the beautiful and accomplished wile who shared his disgrace, though she hod no port in his crime, are comm undated in •a very agreeable style by the triter of “An Old House and its Story.” Lady Barker Writes With undiminished zen1 of her how *, in Natal, and the author of JLoawt-Dlmrfas is evidently grouping her characters in preparation for the final scenes. A translation of Jaurgueneff’s new story* “The Watch,’ exhibits the Russian novelist in a new light, ns a painter of common life; There Is n well-written article on George Ticknor^ by F. S. Perry, auecdotial as Well as critical, Tim number contains ais** poems by Sidney Lanier. Emma Lazarus, and ,    D wa*, wh front    doubt, fe prearranged    de*    ’    Margaret‘Preston, and    many good things course I do it you «ay that. replied    termination oh    the young    Bend’s    pan    •    in    the    "Monthly    Oosr/ip,”    “A    Ueritinis*- Major Gregg, McEvoy immediately    I    to tms^sinate    Major drew a pistol and fired three times. AH of the balls struck Muj, Gregg; two on •Mo Vestigation in the matter. McEvoy was bound over for trial, aud, in default Of I bail,wasbrftogl.t to Aiken fend committed to jail. He wfes defiant to the last, and displayed a most insolent demeanor while the preliminary investigation Was prr» grossing, so much so that, it was thought hehad another pistol, and bis person was accordingly searched. It wTas ascertained, however, that he had no other arms :<W»t him. In the ante morhm examination Maj. Gregg said he was totally unprepared for an assault —never for a moment dreaming that McEvoy intended such a thing. No harsh Words had ever passed between themed on the other hand he bad always favored him When in his power to do so. He was discharged While Mr. Gregg was superintendent, but it was because thefeoard of directors had abolished the office which McEvoy beld 4—that of a messenger or office boy._ This was seven mr ei<$it years stgO. Mr. Gregg said the two first shots were fired so suddenly and Unexpectedly that he bad not time ’to dodge or get out of the way, and he received the third shot while ‘crossing the room to screen himself behind the iron safe. Then, getting oat his pistol he fired One shot n't McEvov, when he fell exhausted. It ’was a calm and deliberate murder ob the part of McFvoy, and the indignation expressed by aft Is intense. McEvoy is considered by all who know him as one of the worst men in that section, and has gvien his father, who is a highly esteeoied and c^vcr man, a gtctft deal of trouble. He is abotft twenty-two years of age. "WHA? IS MONLEY, PAPA ?” Doming k I' hat ta that for which men slfchre—-Strive with hairi and heart and head-* I heir Workbag, active thought, alive, Their ret respect ive «are When do<id ? Xfmimus i -X in cold the left -side, cfosc together, aud one lower d<*»wA near the left hip. The two feigber Up penetrate I the clothings but, merely bruised the flesh and did not enter. One was found in Maj. Gregg’s clothing afterwards, and the oilier on the fl*>or. The bail near the hip, how* For which their (laity prayers arias. Their plaas aa J schemes their hope* «&? fears ; Ti-cir groans .-rn(i never-censi*; Mg!,, Their toils Htttan, **r| noxious cares ? sAi?«,v»v.r •/ Oh, XummuH /    !    regilt* firx, Behold thy willing s*rlyects, these— All nations, tao©*, age Wa.l 0hostly want and gorged wealth, hangry toil and sated ease, bowed head anil bended knees To serve thee, Nummv* I “Quid est hummus." Paulas dixit. “Demnitian cash,” cries Mantalink ? "I rash,” pays Shakespeare. Argenta, amra. VtHde^dorstU Rod, nihi), For this men lie, cheat. Bffeal atnl kill : The hopes of heaven renounce, * The purest joys of earth dfefilo, And bring upon their sohls damntf.i'ou « And in the 100th year*® probating 6f this -great, glorious nation, This thing it called^ 'tiHbilii&lion '!" WHAPPER ANT) THE CHA R L ESTON Eighty members of tbc .Chi.vlesfnii Bar, comprising nearly the cittiro legal fraternity of the city, IVfeld ti meeting, which The Noes and C^tir/W tern-a “a sitting on Whipper,” tm! petitioned *Tpdge Reed to “stifck,'” dcchirin^ they "Would stand fry him feud Uevet recogiiiz© Whipper, . That illustri das #0f;hy, With sevoral otbet shining Radical finite, hotb white fend ’Colored, have been in town during the. past week, looking aller th*.* interests of their Aiken <lidifs-^fi|^)ti>^g tooth and nail co keep ttaaif o^ uf irtie tentiar>\ And We must acknowledge that for fe Fellow Who hashcou “Sot Mi” by eighty Wavy tegal Weights, that nigger holds together pretty well* I'bfc Stnte hWtfe Association. The Second nu ii un I meeting of the SoUth Gafolina Stale DtOss AsrociatioB will bo held in Spar tan borg Ort Wendes-May loth, i87ff, at lo o’clock a. m. An address on joOriialism will be delivered on Wednesday evening by Ovpt. F. W. Dawson, of the Charleston N?ir$ and ('ourter-, who has been selected art the anniversary orator. Members are requested to be punctual in attendance, and journalists who arc not members are invited to send in their applications. JAMES A. HON t\ President. A, A. Gilbert. Recording Secretary. Governor Chamberlain has appointed Mnjr»r William Stone to he Attorney General in tho place of the Hoc* S. W. Melton, resigned. Had Ale resignation of the honorable gentlemen taken plfecc during the sc*?** n of the legishititvtj, in all prphnbilitv R. IL E’-liottwould have been elected to the office in pierce of Muj.* Sti.M.-. who considered a very good ujnwiintinent. Ii On AI uid«y cVertituy last, we rje iroj the first ii ii.if ber of* the (’ivirlestm Pith-Hshin*j (/oiiipfiny’s new paper, The Journal of Cfjiiiiiterce. It is a hnmrtune, Well edited paper, with the typographical part capitally execirco. It :lpp('*,«i to be Well supplied with the' freshen gloniiitigS of information frttm eve.*-.* qtin Her of the w<»ild. mid frottt what v» * t; ii learn ♦rom irs snlntritttfjr, lh** political cha meter of the pa pet la urogrcssive-v Dcii»*»cr.atir—devoted to the redress cencu id Macaulay” and “A iTinnfer with blood. XvitfrrMft giving him tho least llossi" dcsertirifl pal tidilaf not in*. chowing. Mr*. Gregg’s deposition wfes j    ______ t i _____,    _ taken down by Ae Authorities at (iran- I pure ,#eet «oda at Klein’* C-nlertioh, iter ilks, bef,.rat bo \v.,a put. on the train ! erv I'siabliehmeHt-just what ic to be curried to Augusta, and eorn a- • needed In Aikdi: f Soda Valet Made ! public wrong* and (*rioranees ofercry Jtondasubstantially with what W6 bare i upon th- latest principle of MuiWttoii. iie /! Th* Mw*. #» «*«* the fiefct Mated ab0Te-    I    pressor, ,a«d nosulphurie add Oaed. The '    -hur. The trial jusUee at Granitctlfl, pr„. eiltWprilH( « „ur & (|(J K|cin sl.uld be /% KJK CS SS •» -*• » h0'd • prtlteri. ary in- I UJ,hf    Cire    bio.    a    call.    t    Jll    J    *    ^    F P^ ;