Aiken Courier Journal (Newspaper) - October 12, 1876, Aiken, South Carolina
volume 2—numbeb 102
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AIKEN, S. O., OCTOBER 12. 1876
OLD SERIES VOL. 6.- .NO, 30
Aiken, £. C., July 1.1874. lilt this date the Postoffice
On ami hours will be as follows :
During tile week from 8:30 a. rn. to I 30 ,0 clock p. m., and 11*0111 3 to 7 o’clock p.
e space of three days from the date ^'MEETING AT RUMMER HILL .thereof, I shall proceed to put into active
OPENS. I CLOSES.
use all the powers with which as Governor I ain invested by the constitution and laws of the State for the enforcement of -the laws and the protection of I the rights of the citizens, and parties !
Great Enthusiasm Manifested_
Over Five Hundred Persons Present—A Sad Accident.
■Northern.. I Western... j ; Chariest on: (Columbia..1
IO a.in.J IO a. iii. j 1:30 p. rn.:
3:30 }>. rn.
i Jar the powers conferred on me by
A large Democratic mass meeting and
3:30p. m. I CliaPter &XXXII of the General
, 0 Lu rn. j Statutes of the State, as well as by the
4:30 p. m. JO a.m. & 3.30 pm1 - ' J
Dunbarton, mails close on
Hammond and Greenland Thursdays at 6 p. in.,
Constitution of the United States.
In Witless whereof I have hereunto
barbecue was held at Summer Hill, two
.open on Saturdays at 5 p. rn. ' I „ °’y ',1and atld caused the Sreat seal
Leesville, Merritt’s Bridge and MI. j 0 e State to bo affixed, at Columbia,
, Ebal mails close on Sundays at I o’clock | this 7th dav of October A, D* 187fi p. rn., anu open on Tuesdays at 5 o’clock I nrwj ♦ .t A, ’ . f
' p. rn. k anc* in the 101st year of American in
By the Governor.
E. CONDI', P.M.
CHAMBERLAIN’S INF AMO US PR OCLAM I TWN
^Preparing for Wholesale Arrests in Aiken and Barnwell—A Democratic Appeal to th a People of the United States.
D. H. Chamberlain. H* E. Hayne. Secretary of State.
Governor Chamberlain issued the following proclamation on Saturday
State of South Carolina,
Executive Chamaer. } •Whereas it has been made known to v:me» by written and sworn evidence, that fcthere exist such unlawful obstructions, “ combi nations and assemblages of persons in the counties of Aiken and Barnwell, ‘ that it has become impracticable in my judgment, as Governor of tile State, to force by course of ordinary judicial proceedings the law cf the State within .said counties; by reason whereof, it has become necessary, in my judgment, as Governor to call forth and employ the military force of the State to enforce .the faithful execution of the laws ;
And whereas it has been made known to me as Governor that certain organisations and combinations of men exist in all the counties of the State, common-ly known as “Rifle Clubs
Aud whereas such organizations and tkftiibiiinticus of men are illegal anu strictly forbidden by the laws of the State;
Arid whereas such organizations and Combinations of men are engaged in promoting illegal objects and in com -
muting open acts of lawlessness and Violence;
^ Now, therefore j I. Daniel II. Chamberlain, Governor of »aid State, do issue .this, my proclamation, as required by Hie 13th Section of Chapter 132 of the General Statutes of the State, commanding the said unlawful combinations and assemblages of persons in the counties of Aiken and Barnwell to disperse and retire peacably to their homes within
THE DEMOCRATIC EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE AND ^ CUA MD ER LA IX S PROCLAMATION.
The State Democratic Executive Committee has issued an address denouncing Gov. Chamberlain's, as unwarranted by law and the facts, and as issued to furnish a pretext for asking for troops.
In response to a letter from General Hampton, Chiel Justice Moses says he knows nothing to lead him to conclude that South Carolina is an armed country, or that any arms are needed more potent than the laws.
Associate Justice Willard and Judice# Mackey, Cooke and Northrop, have written a letter denying any knowledge of the facts stated in the.proclamation,
Circuit Judge Wiggin, when telegraphed to by Gen. Haskell relating to troubles in his circuit, also says he has no official information of resistance, except in the cases of the Combahee riot in Beaufort and Colleton, all co*ored, and has rumors of resistance to arrest by col-ored men in Aiken as the cape of the Ellenton riot. . ^ Jjp
Judge Mackey charges Chamberlain with treason and conspiracy against a tree ballot* and says that both Taft and Chamberlain should be arrested for high treason.
TUE DROWNING SA TRAP Catching at
TORS IN COUNCIL.
miles from Hamburg, on Saturday last. Over five hundred persons were present, and the greatest enthusiasm was manifested. Among the speakers who addressed the meeting were Mai. VV, T. Gary and Judge II. D. D. Twists of
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Augusta, who spoke upon the issues of the day in a manner that could not filii to make a deep impression on their hearers, and to show to them the sreat responsibility which rested upon them. Maj. Gary in his remarks told the people that the time had come when every honest man was expected to do his duty, be his skin black or white. He said it was useless for him to tell them of the numerous t-hefcs and robberies that had been committed by the office holders in bouth Carolina for the past eight years, as they already knew too much about It-advised the colored people present to vote with their white friends, as they were their best advisers and would protect them even with their lives. There were a large number of colored persons present, over thirty of whom joined the Democratic Club of that township. The dinner, which consisted of an excellent barbecue, was pronounced Dy all to be a splendid affair.
After the meeting Was oyer an accident occurred which resulted in the death of one person and the wounding of another. When the piece of artillery which was brought over from Augusta to be used in firing salutes on the occasion, was limbered up and .started to leave, seven persons were seated on it
%Jhe purpose of riding to the city._
The team started oft at a rapid rate, and had proceeded but a short distance when one cf the wheels cf the cannon ran over a stump, tilting the piece and giving it a violent jar. Messrs. J. T. Par~ due and Peter Easterling, who were riding on the carriage, were unseated and thrown to the ground.
town a good set of officers for the ens a-, th usiastic one. About ^x hundred ing yeai. Stoney s official character is people were present, a goodly number of too well known to the people of Aiken whom were Democratic negroes.
handl^ ^ ^ & longdfssertation afcoUr j appointment, Lybrand’s store was dj S' I the place for next day’s meeting. The
In 1871 aa one of the commissioners speakers were all on hand by ten o’clock © . arnwell county, for the misappropri- j and in a short while, Mr. VV. (J Ander* anon of $2,000 of license money, he was j son, as chairman, called the meeting to. indicted two years ago in that county, order. Stirling speeches wet
a true bill was found by the grand jury, out through some means or other*he managed to have the bill nol probed. Tn
re. in ade by.
Guignard, Asbill, James Mostly ami others. We were surprised tv. see our. . future Coroner take the stump, but' he'
January of this year he was the jury j soon had his audience in a geol* humor commissioners of this county, and as | atone of his fitting tales. ThU was a" such, with the jury box in his charge J smaller meeting than we had expected he became responsible for the fraud prac- there being between throe aud <3 ticed upon it. He was removed bv Gov- dred present, a lar^e
crnor Chamberlain and a substitute is now acting in his place—and this is the candidate which this headless patty has placed in opposition to Col. A. P. Butler for the Senate of South Carolina.
I he Representatives, with the exception of the lunatic Palmer, are the same old hacks who have misrepresented Aiken county, for the last.two years. Their climacter and ability for venal rascality, has already been so thoroughly ven— dilated Mi the col limns of The Courier-Journal, that it is unnecessary to -ay more about them at this time. Save in this, that we hope and trust that after the 7th of November next, the whole villainous crew will be so thoroughly laid out and consigned to oblivion, that it will not be necessary to even allude to them or their evil deeds again.
V\ itll regard to the other nominations, with the exception of* West and Lawson, against whom nothing can be said, or laid to their charge, so far
‘bur h unport am of. them ladies.
At Jones ^ Roads the next da}, we. found a large crowd of ladies, wad men assembled by 9 o’clock. It would he useless to attempt a synopsis of the pai
nt this place
node speeches made having taken no notes. About twelve weie made : all of them received with loud applause. Mr. Aldrich’s speech on this occasion, deserves particular notice, as it was the first effort it has been our pleasure to hear him make*. Mr. .Salles Randall, Jr., made a tell ing speech, exposing some pf the rascalities very near home. We hope to hear from him,. again before the election Major Mills-ground out some wholesome truths, and humorous anecdotes, which wound up. the day s speaking. Here we wore informed of the Abortive ticket placed before the people by the Republican*, by their convention, headed by ‘half-hau^ mood” Stoney* It is so far below me-
• ,i p VVe know, diocrity, that our candidates failed to
in the way of official dishonesty, nothing
can be said, more than this that if not
recognize it as an opposition, and it n seeemcd as if studio
exae.ty scalawags and carpetbaggers, j to ayoid mention!,,-
us pains were take]}, ut. ’
they are fit representatives of the head-I The vwh ■ ,
less disorganized rabble who nominated a • " c-'“ Pa'ga wound up by an
^ .ie w n-ruinated j enthusiastic meeting at L. E. Lott’s, at
* j which there was between three £pd fonr
'n’i.— d- , . huuu-rd P' upie, and'Swmo good sprakinir.
Hie Campaign in the County. I The r>ni.~. o. • _
unaei the cannon, and one of the wheels
[Reported for The Courier-Journal.]
• A spirited and active canvass was commenced in our county on last Tuesday at Jordan’s Mill, We arrived on Both fell i the ground abo vt ll o’clock, and found
passed over Mr, Purdue’s head, causing short time was taken up by committees,
a large crowd already collected. A
instant death. Mr. Easterling was com- j &e., after which the speakers Acre in-paritively slightly injured, receiving | vitcd upon the stand, which was very several bruises on the head and arms.— j taateful.lv decked with banners, Mr.
Major Merrill of kp-klux notoriety, ,f. - j —.....
has been assigned lo duty in Aiken, Barn- Purdue was the hus.br.nd of Mrs- j R. J. Wade opened the ball with a short.
Well and Edgefield counties United States District Attorney Corbin was clos eted with Chamberlain all day on the
9th. The result of the conference was
a programme of arrests to be carried out in Aiken, Barnwell and Edgefield cogn-
A nil ie Blount, Pardue, (Jennie Wood— I and telling addre.-
bine,) the Georgia poetess, and was ; arraignment, .of tim pat ty, lr oui Daniel
highly respected by all who knew bi
THE ENA YES IN CO UN CIL.
three days from the date of this procl.i- j ties* ryuior says to the nigher of from
mat ion, and henceforth to abstain from all unlawful interference with the rights .of citizens and Loin all violations of the public peace.
And I do lurther, by this proclamation, forbid the existence of a1,I said organizations or combinations of men commonly known as Rifle Clubs and all oth-
eight hundred to one thousand persons, comprising some of the best cit izens of the county. Wit,Ii regard to .these arreMs, Gen, Hampton has telegraphed to Gen.’ M. C. Butler, Gen. Hagond, and Capt. Croft to counsel all to make no .resistance to martial law, and that ho will see and consult with them.
The Radical Convention—-The Animal’s Back Broken at Last.
dowu, not overlooking the vulgar despots of our «*wu county. Dick surpassed himself on this eccasion, and, in fact, during the idtire week, worked with marge ’ zeal for the cause. Mr. Drayton was next introduced and opened, with t beautiful tribute to the .chivalry
Ridge Spring string band, headed j by John Gaston, Edgefield’# next | sheriff, gave m\omv charming music.— From here we turned homeward, much fatigued. Everywhere we were met with great hospitality and kindness,— Elegant dinners were prepared at every meeting, commodious seats and a good stand for the speakers.
The eight townships over the river are all thoroughly organized, and alive to the issue be fore we. They have struck the key note of success, they do not believe in that kind of patriotism where one big mouth Democrat allows eight or ten Republicans to roost on his land, Oh ! no, that, ain’t the way to get out of tile wilderness. If the rest of our county will do as well., we are O. K., despite Chamberlain’s proclamation.
“It were as easy to hurl the mountain from its rooted base, as to force the yoke ol slavery upon a people who arc determined to be free.”
or organizations or combinations .of men J
<or formations, not forming a part of the I THE CENTENNIAL.
organized uialitia ol* the State, which are j With respect to the great show, which Armed with fire artus and other weapons j everybody all over the world is talking of war, or which engage or are formed about, and which sp gluily, ourself for the purpose of engaging ip drilling, amongst tho number, have been to wit. exorcising the manual of arms or mili- nos# the glories of* all we can find time
4,1 r> uiatioeuvrvs. or which appear or are ^Conned for the purpose of appearing under arms or under tile command of officers beal jag tho title or assuming the
lite Radical party ol Aiken county, j of 1'.arv.iniaiis, which fie said had Oe-which is at present reduced, ajniosjt ex- I co historic. He next look up the elusively to the negro element, there bon,led debt, which had been piled being only three white men in the (Jon- mountain high during the aduii.iis'.ra-venti,rn, met „u -he 4th Of October, and thin of Scott, Chamberlain & (Jo; how after skirmishing, quarrelling, and fight- ; these rases lls have thrived on (lie spoils :
mg for two entire days, succeeded jj„ that our present Govern..r.’ as a member ^ S”K*esti<>,» lo *h« Merchants, .oculiHating the following ticket:
For Senate—R. P. Stoney, colored. House of Representatives—Fred. A. Palmer, white; P. W. Jefferson, L, VY, Jones, Gloster Y. Holland, colored’ Sheriff—William Pee), while. Clerk of Court—P. B. Williams, white Probate Judge—E. R. Bardeen, white’ School Go »u mission er-—fin. jft. Lawson, cojored. County Commissioners—T,
and space at present to say is it is a ?rand success in every way. But great aud beautiful as it is—we do not advise the
functions of ordinary mild ffi ~ P-°Pic f South Paiolina to leave the all [ W. West, Samuel Picksley,colored, War* luneuoiis or ordinal y military officers, or j J rn po n gut work of regenerating ibecounty
in any other manner acting or proposing I and wresting the State from the j iws of
to act as organized and armed bodies of I Radical ruin, which is swallowing her
mon; and I do command all such oiv j Pp. fjtey have a higher duty to per-
ganizations, combinations, formations tor up Ryery mgn who can raise a hand
pr bodies of men forthwith to disband and deposit a vote should stand by his
and cease to exist in any place or undo any circumstances in the State.
And I do thither declare ancf make known by 'n is proclamation, to all the peopfe of this State, that in case this proclamation shall be disregarded lur
ren Diver white, Coroner—George Ag Allen.
of the Ad visory Board, became wealthy from tho sale ut worthless paper; that his having remained sdelft, was prima facie .evidence of guil, and proves him totally unworthy to hold any official position, M. T- Holly, the next speaker, expressed himself iii a few happy remarks, very appropriate for tho. man and the occasion, and took his-seat. amidst fiatteaing applause. Captain Whatley was jthen introduced, and made the speech of the day. It was a short
but eloquent eulogy of Wade Hampton. Hie first fight, quite an animated ije spoke of the tide of success that one, was ,• veY the Senatorship, and do- | was following him from the mountains to
spite the fact that little Stoney is only j tho seabord, and pictured in glowtn
the ninth part of a man and very lame I colors, the time when we would soon
colors and fight manfully in thew.* of l V / .J 7 • ' C n*ue wnen we w<
h the Mt at that, h2 beat the present incumbent,! have an honest administration.
To the Editor of The Courier- Journal:
Allow me to make a suggestion through the columns of your paper to the merchants of our town j On Friday the 20th instant, the day appointed for Gen, Hampton to speak in Aiken, I would suggest that the stores be closed in order to allow the clerks an opportunity of attending the meeting, There will be very little if any. trading ^oir^ on that day, and the clerks will have nothing to do, Th every town where Hampton has spoken during ‘the campaign the stores have been closed, aud
business entirely suspended. Aiken d<)<Iikcwise ?
work of redemption betone gs ; and then when the battle is won, we shall have something worthy of ccmmemorating fti a grand centennial, on§ hundred years IP come.
Ch D. Hayne, by long odds. ' Tho latter
Messrs, ; 2 think the above is a good idea,
M iili,*ims, Sawyer, Aldrich, Mills, Ran- aud h«>pe that our merchants will com-
, . - ,___remain
t e late municipal election, which, by a , man, and gave his hearers gcod advice. ivclosed until after the meeting, which
compromise movo eat secured to the The meeting altogether was a very en- 1 would enable the clerks to attend.]
having lost favor with tis race, for the J dall, and Beatty followed in short I ply with the request. The stores
very laudable course which he took in speeches. The last named, a colored j be cl sod at 9 o’clock a. rn., and r