Aiken Courier Journal (Newspaper) - May 20, 1876, Aiken, South Carolina
*Courier - Journal.
volume 2 — number siAIKEN, S. C., M A.Y 20 . 1876
OLD SERIES. VOL. 6.—N0.281
Aiken, S. C., September I, 1874.
On anil after this date the Postoffice hovsrs will be as follows :
During the week from 8:30 a. rn. to I 30 o’clock p. rn., and from 3 to 6 o’clock p. rn.
9:30 a.m. & 3
10:30 a. m
"1:30 p. rn.
4:30 p, rn.
Dunbarton, Leesville, Hammond, Greenland, Merritt’s Bridge and Mt. ELal mails close on Sundays at I o’clock p. rn., and open on Tuesdays at 5 o’clock p. rn.
E. CONDY, P. M.
THE VENTE A NI A L
The Pbilidelphia Centennial nj ened on the 10th of May, with a concourse of 'one hundred thousand people. Cen.. Grant aud the Emperor, Dom Pedro, turning the button knob which started the en ine that set twelve acres of machinery in motion. This immense institution is not yet in full trim or running order, several of the foreign departments. including Russia, being only represented by unopened cases. On the whole, however, the Centennial exposition is pronounced a great success.
AVG VETA S CHUE TZE NE EST.
Our neighbors, the Augusta 8chuet-eeti, as usual, have had fine weather and a glorious time of it altogether. Weare glad to see that out Aiken boys have done themselves ho;-or and brought away some fine prizes. Mr. Wm, Turnbull won the first prize -on the Ring Target, which consisted an elegant and valuable silver water pitcher and two goblets. He scored 86 points. Mr. C. J. Weasels won the ninth prize on the Ring Target, an elegant silver cup. and Dr. Teague won the sixth prize, a silver butterdish.
The farmers are complaining for want of rain.
There will be services churches to-morrow.
in all the
The whitewash brush has been ap-plied to some portions of the fencing on Laurens street.
There is one remarkable feature about Governor Tilden : he has never seen his mother-in-law.
A mountain of chalk has been discovered in Arzonia, and the milkmen all over the world are jubilant.
A Tie.—The two Presidents, Spaeth. of the Augusta Schuetzen, and Hahn, of the Aiken Club, tied on the ring target in the shooting at the, Augusta Schuetzenplatz, on Wednesday last, and will have to shoot off. The trial of skill will probably take place in Aiken, at an early day.
MCEVOY.—We understand that Mc-Evoy has sent for his fiddle to help him while away the weary hours between this and suspension day in June.
We regret to learn ti ding*, who hasbeen ill foi weeks, is notimoroving as be desired, It is the sinci to see the Doctor up and ai attending to the duties profession to which # he allied.
Ged-tsfc three as could risk of all md again, that noble honorably
avenue a “key The finder
Lost.—On Park stone/' marked “Sapiens/’ will be suitably rewarded by leaving the same at the Auditor’s office.
“A woman is at the bottom of it, of course,” said Spillikins, alluding to a recent bank robbery. “Oh. certainly,” said Mrs. Spillikins, “a rnis-demeaner.”
Aiken is to have a neck-tie sociable on tho last day of June, in which Mc-Evoy, the Graniteville artist, will make his last appearance on any stage.— Constitutionalist.
They had no Luck,—The two youths who pm chased paper fishing lines, and traveled over to Shaws Creek for a two dav’s sport, returned without a fish.
BILL SIMM ONS AND HISi SAA.’
If William Simmons, the recently ap pretended and lately convicted sheep-thief, had not forgotten to follow the ingenious advice of his legal adviser, perhaps thai worthy might new be enjoying the rights of a free citizen under the green shade of the umbrageous pine tree, and luxuriating on the sweets of stolen mutton, young kid and spring chicken, inpliceof picking stone at ihe St tte Capital.
Bill’s case, on being looked into on every side by his wary counsel, who was no other than the ex-Spcaker, was pronounced a dark one, and thai worthy was frankly told that there was no hopes for him unless he could prove un alibi, pass for a maniac or a look As there was too much method anil mutton in Bill’s madness, and the woo* covered him from head to foot, it was decided to lisk the case upon the fool dodge. Hill was told should he be put upon the stand, to answer no questions, look in silly and stupid as possible, and if he did open his
mouth at all to say nothing but “ba-a I” Fortunately lur the grazing interests of Aiken county. Bill in Ids anxiety .to clear himself, denied the woolly impeach merit in toto, and never remembered anything about the insanity or the fool dodge, until after conviction, when the counsel caDed at the jail for his fee, Thfin William remembered instructions, and saluted the ex-Speaker with a prolonged “ba-a-a !”
Not despairing of getting something •ut of his client, the counsel called a second time, and was finally told that he had a little savings bank in a certain old pine stump, some five miles from town, and if the counsel would go or send out there, he would find exactly* the amount of the fee, ($30) deposited in an augur hole of said stump.
Thereupon a fast horse was procured at the livery stable, and an expert volunteer detective, in* the person of town marshal Waggills, went post haste after tile deposit. The stump was found, and tfftcr a diligent, search of four days, several decayed sheep and goat steins re> warded ihe pains of the treasure seeker^ They are still looking after the augur bole and thirty dollars.
Beat This if You Can.—Gyrus Tubman, working on the place of Jas. A* Moseley, has chopped out twelve acres of cotton, in three days. This is tho right sort of a man to send to the Centennial.
On Thursday morning last we were honored with a ca Ii from'Mr. W. El. Moore, the gentlemanly and talented city editor of the Augusta ConstitutionalistI. Mr. Moore expressed himself as greatly pleased with Aiken, and we sincerely hope the attractions will be strong enough to induce him to .repeat the visit.
Nothing is more generally required, all over the world than a safe, perfectly harmless and purgative medicine. All purgatives sometimes produce pain during their operation, but Dr. Bull’s Vegetable Fills are far less liable to gripe than any other medicine which is as effectual. Ask yonr druggist for them. Price, 25 cents a box.
Hon. B. H Wilson, editor of the Georgetown Times, is dead. He was prominently connected with the politics off this State, and filled many highly responsible positions in the House ami Senate.
Aiken has quite’a commerce in roses. In nearly every garden one meets with the finest varieties, Of the yellow sort the famous Cloth of Gold fend Marshal Neil are the favorites, fbe collection of Mr. S. Git is very fine, and his consignment of buds to Northern and Western points amounts to quite a sum yearly. Mr. Ott is building a glass conservatory that will greatly increase his facilities for supplying The market in future.
The Clerk of the Court would obliged t<» the gentleman who took from the Court mom the Revised Statutes, belonging to the Court, to return the same—this being the second copy which has been taken away.
A most pleasant and profitable after*' noon can be spent at the Methodist. Sunday-school. In addition to the blackboard exercises, the singing is excellent-A cordial invitation is extended to all. Tira exercises begin at four o’clock p. rn. ^
Sheriff Jordan removed the county prisoners from the town guardhouse to the new jail, on the Gregg- lot, on Thursday last. McEvoy nr»d Steve Winfall were roped together and rode in in state, while the remainder of the cortege—fifteen in all—filed along in the rear. Considerable interest was taken in the procession by the crowd, and one ancient darkly remarked “Dat de ca la van was on complete widout de Probate Jedge and de County Oommish,
In digging up a stump upon a piece
The little folks of Augusta, to the
of new ground which James Wingard number of some six hundred, came
was clearing up, just outside the corporation, on the south side of town. Daniel Wingard found a very fine full-jeweled. English gold watch and gold key. The watch had been buried in a small tin box, a little larger than a seidlitz powder box. From time to time, for several years past. other valuable articles have been found in the immediate vicinitv. How they came there is not known, but it is supposed that during the war there must have been a camp in the neighbor hood, and that the articles were cached with the intention of returning for them at some future day.
Caged at . Last.—Little did we think, and little did they think—those three first citizens of Aiken, one of whom advanced the funds to build the new brick structure in the Courthouse yard—that they would be the first .to occupy the same ; yet such i6 the fact-One of our first merchants, a high
county official, and another Aiken notable, whom we do not feel authorized to name, were yesterday locked up in the new jail, the particulars of which and tor what cause we have been unable to learn ; but as near as we can find out, as usual, there was a woman in the case with two of the parties, and a considerable amount of crooked whisky on the part of all.
over to our Schuetzen platz on Thursday last, and had a glorious timo in the way of a pic-nic. Highland Park was thrown open to them by Mr. Chatfield, and report says they enjoyed themselves amazingly. Froth what we saw of the party, as they circulated around through the broad, quiet avenues of the towo, they were a very handsome, well behaved party—just such as we should expect to see from the lair city over the water.
A new enterprise is being started od Andreas Island—the manufacture of sugar from watermelons. It is said to be superior to beets for this purpose. Besides producing sugar it is said to give a delicious syrup, In cultivation ^ the watermelon requires only one third the plowing and one fourth the weeding of beets. In the mill beets require washing J melons do not, and the juice is not liable to sour, turn black aud run into fermentation. As this is a great watermelon ca un try, we think this an enterprise that might be carried on in Aiken Will not some of our farmers start it ? There may not be many millions in it the first year, but in the end ii uiay be highly remunerative*
Union Pic-Nic —Last Saturday will be pleasantly remembered by the teachers and sehollars of the Presbyterian, Baptist and Methodist Sabbath-schools. Ihe two latter schools having assembled at the Baptist Ch arch, proceeded to the Presbyterian Church, where they were received with open ranks. The whole line then marched to the Schuetzen-platz, making quite a handsome appearance. After arriving at the Park, the childre* all assembled around the organ, which was located in the hall, and omened the exercises by singing the hymn, entitled “Hold die Fort!” Rev. Mr. Claflin then offered an appropriate prayer. after which a solo was sweetly sung by Miss Alexander.. The children then scattered over the grounds to enjoy the day as best suited them, and all present know how well they accomplished it. While the young folks were thus engaged, the ladies made ready the table. At 2 o’clock dinner was served, and the little ones did full justice to the good things which were so abundantly provided. The,day passed off pleasantly, late in the evening the little ones welted their way homeward, with hearts light and free.
The express office at the passenger depot was broken into by burglars, on Thursday night last, the money drawer riffled an^ several packages containing wearing apparel carried off. As yet. we believe, no arrests have been made or property recovered.
Read, 0, read, ye friends of the Nine, the sparkling verse of citizen Klein. He wrote every Word of it. letter and line, to tell us his soda is most divine1— in fact the finest drink in the town, for in raising the spirits in don’t put them down.
“There is going to be an irrepressible conflict for the printing of the delinquent taxpayers between the rival publishers of the newspapers—the Sentinel and Neics. of this county. Look out for crimination and recrimination $ of our dollars and your cents. We hope that the best looking ma.* and best printer will yet the job. There are hundreds of dollars in it !”—Barnwell Letter to Augusta Chronicle and Sentinel.
[Note.—We think there is no doubt about it, that our friend Bronson will get tho job. An irrepressible conflict!]
Too Good to be True.—We hear that Boss Elliott says he is getting ashamed of the thieving scalluwag trash Who disgrace the party, and js going to come out and cut lose from the rn. Well, let him come J there is joy in Heaven over every sinner who repents, and room in the Democratic ark of safety for all, white or black, who wish to take pass-j age.
Town marshal Wm. Hewitt is a tough fellow to kill and a good subject for an accident policy. During all this week he hasbeen marching around attending to h is usual duties with his right eye draped and his left ear in a sling, in consequence of sundry murderous blows from si heavy oak club or prison bar, wielded by the herculean arm of one Ned Thompson, whom he wa3 in the act of placing in the to wit lock-up. for dis-
The residence of Dr. Rockwell was entered by a burglar, between three and four o’clock, on Monday morning last, but before the thief had collected together a load of plunder, the old cook, who is an barly bird, came to the house to commence her morning labors, and discovered him exploring the house with a lighted candle. In making his exit he cursed the old woman for a marplot, at the same time dealing her such a blow with his fist holding the candle a* sent that watchful guardian up stairs screaming “Bloody murder I” and “Rob* b'o-s V at the tip of her lungs. Had it not been for the timely interruption it is very likely the tables of the Rockwell Mansion would have missed the usual garnishment of silver forks and teaspoon^.
The Marquett Houghton and Onton-agan Railroad Company have the good will and thanks of this office fora kind invitation to visit the Lake Superior re** gions during the the coming summer, at the same time extending the courtesy of of the road to the editor or aby of his staff. Now, if the various railroad companies between here and the Lake Superior region Will only come down with the polished generosity of this Onion#*
orderly conduct, on Saturday night last, gun Company, there may be some chance It is difficult to find good men exactly j of our getting sight of Duluth, the far fitted for the duties of a marshal, and j famed terminus of the North Pacific. the town authorities arc obliged to take Don’tall speak at once, gentlemen, there such as they cat! get ; but what ever j who hurry about it. Our fare is already they are, whether white or blaek, when I paid as far as Texas aud St. Louis, they are doing their duty they should I ret urn* and We are only Waiting for gew-be protected. If Council will employ • era! passenger and ticket agent Wren cue good white marshal, much trouble tv forward our ticket before commencing and unpleasant feeling may be avoided. I our travels.
We reproduce the following well deserved mention of the leading Southern Life Insurance Company, from the Independent Real Estate Journal, of New To*, of May XWJEmAt.
montane! Arlington has gained by its merits favor wherever it has established its agencies. No Company has more fully met the just demands of its patrons :
TUE PIEDMONT AND ARLINGTON LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY, RICHMOND, YA.
This company is distinguished for its rapid progress. Established soon after the close of the recent war, it is now bo-come the leading life company of the South, its management having been confined to gentlemen qualified in every way to guide it to success. It is impossible to read the statistics of last year without feeling assured that the the company is placed in vigorous and energetic hands, or the results attained could not have been achieved' in such an advene period as that just passed away. Though in existence little more than six years, the company had on the 1st of January last 6,517 policies in force, insuring 815,538.642, deriving an annual income of 939,767.77. Another impressive feature is the profitable difference between the gross assets and the liabilities, the former bring 82.127,572 at the close of the year, and tho latter $1,895,819, leaving a surplus as regards policyholders of $231,752, or $113 of assets to every 8100 of liabilities—a comparative position not exceeded by the oldest company doing business in this State.
We allude to these circumstances as evidence, not only of the discrimination and cire «f the management, but of its. skilfulness and judgement, qualities indispensible to the success bf a life company ns capital itself, and far less easily to be found. We are happy to add that the Piedmont and Arlington Is'’Tie of the forty-six life companies used to transact business in this State, re it is in high esteem, and where Th annually advancing to greater eminence.