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Aiken Courier Journal (Newspaper) - May 10, 1877, Aiken, South Carolina 'VOLUME 3 —NUM LIU* 120 AIKEY, S. C., MAY IO, IS' ^CL^UUIU HIBTVk. . ARRANGEMENTS. j season, we find ourselves as poor as at Ah:bx, S. CL. Dec.ll, 1874. its commencement. It is-said that tliere On and airer tills dale the Tost office hours will ho. as'follows : During th.» reek from 8:30a. in'} to 5.30 p. rn. Asthore i* no mail received on Sunday i he otrice will not bo ooene-l on t hat day MAILS. I OI* BXS. i ‘CLOSES. TO TTIE COTTON TIPSTERS. The prospect of a general war in TIU: LIJOI SIA TURE. is nothin" tube gained bv crying over lr, . , ... ,    '    ,    ,    ,    Europe is becoming a furious matter to spilled milk. but this should not deter    "    ./    .    „ , ,    .    the rcotton planting interests or the us from (profiting by the experience ot c ,, f    ,    t    A    , n . .    ,    ,    bourn, for, although a gr«t awl is said ......................... .......... the past, and endeavoring by means of ,    ,    .    ... life.    ...    _    '    .. ,    about the advantages which are to ac- i -    ...    -    its lessons to avert likedisnstc-rs in the i    ,    •    ,    ,    ,    ,    \ erne to tho agricultural    and mechanical    j ,    industries of the country .from t'he war, J birse and foremost our people must    I    ,,    «    . . ,    ,    ..    , *    1    ad of which may be    true with    the    I    - Columbia, May 3.— It is expected CharWn.. -noil /-inane ,r I kl IIT«,.n lr., a •    L    ,,    .    .    j    argument does not hold good with j that the supply bill will be presented in unariestou .nail closes at I p. m. on bun- furthering any measure under.aken with i , c .. .T , .    ,    ,.    .    1 ay    J    the'boufin. Nothing but 'disaster    and    I th 3 House tc morrow The State tax 'aview to increasing -the number of! - -    ,    ut- xiuubt w uioirow. inc state tax, ..... I    v“vv“‘    *    crue to rne agricultural ana mechanical j    future.    . Northern..    IO    So    rn    r-    1    r    ,    industries    of    the country .from t'he war, Won torn    in,,    ‘    .rim    and    foremost    our    people must I 1, r    ,    -U    , *■* , V"i    lo.i. rn.    <5    p.    m.    ai,    ad of which may bo true with the •Charleston 4:30 p. m.j    '0    a.m.    understand    that    they    ere    one and all I ,T ,    ,    0 ■Do!>imbia..T0ni»f. 4:30pml« ».m. & pc eithcr directly-or indirectly interned in J,°rthcn* *"/ *e8,0rn f"**-thc “mC nhArio-Mfii,, .nail I n .m    I       ,    „    •., Argument docs not hold good with Thursday’s Proceedings—The Supply Bill—Taxes Bown to Five Mills—Attempt to Steal Testimony—The Colored Judge— Ai ore Radical Senators in Trouble. day Dunbarton, Hammond and 'Greenland mails close on* Fridays at G a. rn., and •open on Saturdays at 5 p. rn. Leesville, Merritt’s Bridge and Mt. *£bal mails close on Thursdays at 4 o’clock >p. m., and opcu cr. Saturdays fit 4 o’clock p. rn. E. CONDY, P. M. JI WORD TO OCR CITIZENS. In a few days the last of our winter guests will have started for their NortItem homes, arid the season of’,76 VT7 will Lave closed. For * he first time in several years we are linable to congratulate our fellow townsman on ithe increasing ^popularity of After. as a health resort. In the Wncer of ’GD ’70 Aiken was visited by 800 strangers ; thc following year—than be .to its good climate and-a judicious use of printer's in*!:—the number was nearly doubled. Year by year Jt increased until in ’75 NG it reached a little short . of 25.00 ; in other words th#lloating population more than equaled 'lie resident. Everything betokened a glorious future for our little town, and the sanguine prediction that Aiken would one day become the Saratoga of •idlerSodth, began to be regarded as something more than the gaseous effusion of an enthusiast. How it has been the past season cannot be stated iii round numbers, us the valuable Re"- n isfcer upon which our statistical information is based, ha*, through wanton neglect and injudicious parsimony, become b a thing of the past—the money hitherto j ^iay expenses of making our town furnished for that useful purpose having been withheld, through questionable OLD > J:RIES, VOL. 7.—NO.UG investigation .against Whittimorc, Nash & Co. This looks like business. Gen. Wafter, (Dem.) of Chester, will reeei\e on Monday next the Humiliation for State Senator from that county to fill the vacancy-caused by the regigna-lion of Dublin \\ after, and it is confidently asserted that he will be elected by a large majority. Columbia, May ast. Mr. Editor—Hie County Commissioners of Aiken County have sent a aview to increasing -the number of!    ..    J?    4    .    ^uuum,wb.u«.uw.    ane    oiaie    tax,    sioners    of Aiken County have sent a '    ,    joss is iii store for Che cotton growing ! __    1    „    fi    n •*. r    j    -    .    ™    nave    sent    a visitors to our town and that for any one \L. .    ,    ,, ,v    ‘    .    i    as    faxed    b7    the    Committee    of    W    ays    and    petition    to the Legislature mavin" for a , -    ,    „    '    I    States should the war become genera!.    „.:n    u    c    1    I    .    .    n    1    Pu\>inS    lur    a me.lnSj it is stated, win bc five and one special lax. Among other'purples*"for tor the planters of -he South to pursue j pcr cent contribution Daid ,under ,Gov._ a course will place them in a safe | erll0r tlan,pto»'s call'will .be credited position rn any event..    jsoas to leave a new Stale tm£ t0 those who paid the Hampton tax of about At this time cotton is Seiling in New \ork for future delivery during the fall months at prices which will not net the j made for thc interest on the public debt plaiitei at home over eight cents per j or for past indebtedness. The general pound the year through. With this j county tax xviii be three mills. For state of affairs in view, does it not be- j schools a levy of one and a half mills to say that he derives no ibenofit from it    ,    .    .    ..    1    »----------j .....   — . ,    ,    1    fortunately, however, it is not too late    -n,    1 • ,    . argues either great nan ow' mindedness ft.    ,    r    x    c    ,,    j    tenth    nulls,    upon    which    amount    the    ten or a .desire'to gather grain from anoth-cr’s neld. Every visitor to Aiken spends on an average 825 per week, and the town is capable of accommodating 25,000 cf them. Thc amount expended here during one month iii the spring, when the hotels and boarding houses are all .full. is no .less than fifty thousand dollars, aud if Aiken were full as it should be during seven months of the year, that amount would be swelled to the respectable sum of 350,000. It is true .that the greater portion of this money goes elsewhere, but -so deco the money paid for groceries, and a large proportion of it most certainly dis’.rib— uted among our people, and if the revenue from this source were cut off, it would be safe to say that there would be very few whe would cot feel it more or less sensibly, be it boarding house keeper waiter, merchant or laborer, doctor or washerwoman. Iii other words, we possess in our climate a mine ^of wealth, the value of which has not as yet been estimated, but which, if properly worked, is capable of yielding an amount of money far greater than the sum we have mentioned. Let each one do his share of the'work, and contribute according ’    n to his means the funds necessary to de- whieh the tax is desired is 1-10 of a mill on the dollar for three years to build a poor chouse ; half a mill on the dollar for six years to pay our pro rata share of the back indebtedness of Edge- hoove the planters of 'the S^tfth to change their tactics and devote a larger portion of the land prepared for cotton to corn and other food crops ? It would, we believe, 4pay them •better to .plow up the cotton already plaited and suhsti tute cereals, for they can buy cotton in j est tax ever levied for that purp- se by New York now for fall delivery mach j the Republicans. The formal transfer cheaper than they can possibly produce i of the Treasury office arid the office of it. Should the great powers in Europe adjutant and inspector general took becemc involved in a long war, as many believe they undoubtedly will, they -could then procure a-cheaper crop of cotton titan they eould*ratse, and at the same time secure war prices fur their grains. four u,ills. No provision whatever is j field. Barnwell and Lexington counties" The Senator and Representatives have fully considered the matter and have concluded to oppose the above mentioned appropriations. J here are already too ninny ‘‘poorhouses in x\ikcn county. When a man attains the ago of twenty-one and goes oh to shift for himself, he does not pay •his pro rata share of his father’* old debts, but “paddles his own canoe.”— The portion of Edgefield that was detached to form Aiken paid taxes to build thc magnificent Courthouse anti jail of which Edgefield is so proud. Likewise those of Barnwell, Orangeburg and Lexington. Do those counties aid Aiken in building her Courthouse, jail, iSfprovidod for in addition to the poll tax. Non payment of the poll tax is made a misdemeanor, and the calculation is that one and a half mills, with a .rigid.collection of the poll tax, will produce far mare for chools than the high- place to-day Of the $258,000 that Cardozo’s report showed to be in the treasury, only 8-10,000 dollars was turn- cd over to Treasurer Leapheart, it ap- !    ?    \V0    t|)illk    anJ    if    Aikon pealing that the B218,000difference was locked up iii Solomon’s bank. -General The recent heavy advances in bread IM oise .found in his office i750.000 cop- • Rig record was not only of util, ity co the residents themselves but also to the visitors, as proven by the repeated reference to its columns. To the tele- more wTidelj known, and let him be assured that the money thus expended will come back to him a ibutdred —yea, a thousand fold. Remember, too, that while we have been idle rivaj resorts have been working like beavers, graph it av as so indispensible that the I And that unless we display more liberal-eompany, with true business tact, did ! an(^ uioue cncrjgy, wo will. tlispite orir not hesitate to contribute even more than ; advanrtat£es *n tbe way of climate full their share to its support. To lawyers ; lar    them. and others it frequently furnished in- I ^ ° bav’e dwelt thus at length on the form it ion unobtainable from 0j]ier : subject because we believe that now is j agricultural papers in theUnited States, sources. Without it, however, there is j e ^mo t0 benm work for the ensuing j says that “the position of no farmer will only too much proof in half filled board- • s,:1’-sauj    furthermore    because    our    be safe, who does not raise provisions for Bg houses ; \ asher women, waiters and j Pe0P^e arR    moment    more    alive    home supply the present season other., out of employment, etc., that the I 10 Gic importance of prompt action than stuffs and provisions clearly indicate that iii case of a general,. wTar the money crops of this country, for’a year or two ait. least wilfcbe grain aucLpVoyisions, and cotton will have to take a back seat. It. has been wisely suggested that the Governors. of the Southern States issue proclamations, calling upon the people to make their plantations self-sustaining, and it is gratifying to cee that the Commissioner of Agriculture of the State of Georgia has issued a circular to the planters of the State warning them of the threatened danger, and urging them v. /    OO to make largely af food crops. Upon this subject, the Southern Cultivator, one of the bestand most reliable -Murder at Blackville. X «’    ii    1    * the number of visitors lias greatly de- j t^ie3r would be at any future period. Banished, and that the season, in spite j ^ J are glad to learn that a party of of the magnificent weather we have had, | gen tie mon, realizing the extern, to has be^n anything but n success.  which our interestsairc endangered, have It behooves us as good citizens to dispas- : organ^cd themselves into a committee •sionately discuss the causes that have led j ^ I,ubhsh a,sl Aiken Guide somewhat    j    to    Barnwell yesterday.    The    murdered to this uu‘bi tun ate condition of affairs, j siaiilar to one which our Florida friends    j    man    was    onc    rphos.    Karns,    an    Dishman, The disturbed political condition cf the State last fa’ft coupled with thc strin- 1 Slack.Ville, May G.*—A brutal murder W’as committed two and a half j miles from this place on the road leading have scattered broadcast over the land, and from which they have -reaped so .fleecy of the monry market, undoubted- larSe a barvest. ly exercised their influence, but aside j    ^    committee’s advertisement will    be from this there were other causes at I    *ou,ld    *»    another column. work, and it is particularly of these that j      • we wish to speak. Bad government, the I    TUE    CUI EF JUSTICESHIP. who has been residing in this country for the past six years. The bod/ was found by two negroes on a path leading across a bend of the road, about 8 o’clock last evening. Cj Upon being notified, several parties went out to the scene of the murder, and universal depression in all branches of i The question as to who will be elected brought in the body last niutiL Suspi-business and thc in.povished .condition j to fill the office of Chief Justice is not j cion pointed to one Darling Nevils, a e pc pi, en,, cdr red a soil of yet settled. As Judge Willard is the white man, who accompanied Karns out apathy as regards any scheme for public choice of Governor H. mpton, in all I of town, as the perpetrator of the deed improvement, and to raise iiieds far that, probability he will be elected. The | He was arrested and brought before the put po.-e was not only difficult hut ex- j Radicals, however, and, we are sorry to I jury of inquest which sat upon the body cccuingly ^agreeable. The result was ; sec, some of the Democrats, through J and after the introduction of certain cir-a total suspension of all efforts to Beep j interest or prejudice are eu.yloying every : cumstantial evidence, among other things tho place before the public. The sup- j means in their power to defeat the plans a knife belonging to Nevils being found ply of pamphlets descriptive of Aiken, | of the administration. So far as we arc .oar the murdered man, he was ordered tv tic r a ne so much towards ad-j able to learn, the people in this region, to await trial for murder at the Court of trancing toe interests of the town, be-1 irrespective of class or color, favor the i General Sessions, which convenes at came eii.musted, aud no new ..nos were views of Governor Hampton in support- | Barnwell: the third Monday in May. issued to take their place. Kvory one j tug Willard for the office.    i The crime is supposed to have been comes it were rested on Ins oars, waiting for j ---------------- j twitted for lite purpose of robbery, and some one else to do sometlung, with the j A SEVKltE storm of hail fell at John-1 was done with a pocket knife and ’ e inevitable result that nothing was done ; town,Rocky Grove, at ten o'clock on J knot. Seven wounds were upon he cither in the way of advertising for‘Sunday night last. At thc same hour head of Karns, patronage or in providing amusement hail of very large size fell at Ridge for tbo*e who did come. Everything Spring and Ninety-Six, over fifty mile* ugli is hod and now, at thc close of the 1 mu cm. the first named place. per capped ball cartridges, a sufficient amount to last the State twenty years in time of peace. Only one hundred guns? including disabled weapons, were found. Large numbers of bayonet scabbards and cartridge boxes were found, and nothing else of value. Some little excitement followed the transfer of the Comptroller’s office. Af- to pay the old debt, of four counties, we think the public buddings of those fo’ir counties should be appraised and Aiken’s pro rata share should bo paid over. What is sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander. We are surprised at the action of the County Commissioners. Let the counties of Edgefield. Barnwell, Orangeburg and Lexington sue th# county of Aiken ii they think they can recover anything. Our members of the Legislature have tor the change had been made, one of j obtained legal advice upon the matter the late occupants, under the guise of i and, therefore, will object to the hack removing some private papers, was dis- j indebtedness job and and fignYit to the •covered in the aet of sneaking off with j kist.    Occasional. some important public records, which j ---------^—---------- vjll prove of inestimable value iii the i • Barming Without Fencing.—Uu-investigacion of thc Senate ring business. ! der this heading, we find thc following Among the- papers, it is said, were j -from the Union, a paper published at, several warrants upon which parties had j Junction City, Kansas, (located at the been paid in State funds for wines point where tile Kansas, Pacific and liquors, Ac., for the private use of the i Missouri, Kansas & Texas Railroad in-ring. The papers .were recovered after j terse ct) which, as it relates to a subject a heated altercation. Thc ring a ad j that is now receiving much attention their agents are as unscrupulous as they from this section will be of interest to are desperate. The committee to investigate Judge Wright met throe times to-day and heard several important witnesses. The committee will meet iii the morning to ‘ UP°“ a certain petition or vote Pnt ! people to issue an order restraining >t ick 1 I from running at large, in their i\ celt is called the herd .law, many of*our readers: "Vv c have a law in Kansas, which has been sustained by the Supreme I ire, which enables County Commissioners, the make up their report, which it is thougl will be submitted to the House to-mor- j sessions of tile committee j tl'e C0UMt,es* ......  I    and    is designed to enable farmers to raise .. tow. The will recommend that Wright’s scat on the Supreme bench be declared vacant- ! tbo*1 C10PS without t !-:e expenses ol fene-Aicicles of impeachment will then lbl- J    tbe ni°si remarkab!y surc< ss- ]ow    I    f    iii reform of this decade. There is, un- t ...    1    j    .    ■»    .    I    der this law, no trespass by stock, be- 1 am informed, on good authority, to- .    .    \ J    ’ - 1 , .1 .    •    i*i 1 i 1 .1 .    I cause stock    is better cared for by its    own- night that there is every liklihood that1    .    ... .    ii    ,1    ii I- j* 1 o 1    !    ors. I heie is It ss litigation about ties— hvo more of the black Radical senators •    . -ii .    ,.11    •    •    *    1 •    j    pass than rn a fei-ce country, bica.ise will shortly fall victims to their past I ‘    -    ’ i.^ c . r,r .    .    v j j fences are not always reliable. Tie idea rascality. Senator Clinton is charged j    3 .,    ,    1. .ini, •• or the herd law is the embodiment of with embezzling the funds placed in ris    j . , j -    • , .lip .1 -i    justice    and    common sense.    It    r.r-'ecta hands levied for the benefit of the wid-|    1 ,    ,    ..    i-iii I the growing cr-ips.    which disturb r.n ie, ows and orphans of persons Kiilod be- 1 , ’    .    • ‘    tllA    HOI tx it.rJL.!.,,,.-,    .    . is charged with obtaining a large amount of money from the County Commissioner of his county uniter false pretenses! Thc rrpid extension of the culti! and an indictment will be given out | of P^riuts is due to thc use now against him at the term of the Circuit I Glom for the oil they cont tin. (blurt at Winnsboro next week. If j sc’:s--,R s product reached 2,COO/'u • these two worthies should share the fate j valued at $0,OOO,OOO. idol’ Dublin Walker, the Democrats will j *« large demand as a substitute Hr Excellent Tennessee mutton, new po- 1 have a majority in the Senate, without j ar'd almond ui s, and keeps a iii in-.1 tatoos.and other vegetables at Turnbull’s I taking into account the result of tho 1 without becoming rauc.d. : .on •de I.ast »u h- ;