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Aiken Journal (Newspaper) - December 12, 1874, Aiken, South Carolina v i Si VOLUME SEPTEMBER PER IN SOONER OK Sooner or later the storms shall Over ray from head to feet Sooner or wind shall rave Inthe above my I shall not heed them where I Nothing their sounds shall signify headstones fret of Nothing to me thu dark days Sooner or later thn sun shall shine With tender warrnpth on that mould of i mine Sooner or later in summer Clover and blossom I shall not in the deep kid TL e sheeted light full over my Nor ever note in those hidden hours The wind blown breath of tossing or later the stainless snow Shall add theiv hush to my mute repose or later shall slant and And heap my bed with dazzling through the frozen pall shall Its touch no colder can the dream That recks not the sweet aacUacred dread Shrouding the city of the Sooner or later the bee shall come And fill the noon with its golden hum Sooner or on halfpoised The blue birds warble about the and chirrup and whistle with glee Nothing his music will seem to me of these beautiful things shall know How soundly their lover sleeps Sooner or far out in the Joe where we battled with the heat until two in the when a heavy blow from the east came to our relief and cooled things generally considerable damage to the geraniums and love in a tangle vines in the front At eight oclock in the morning we put our carcass under the care of the well known and popular captain of the Aiken Accommodation and in one hour he landed us safe and sound at in the great State of where we had prom ised to meet one of the Old who was to be our traveling As we stepped off the Small Benja min had us by the hand old hunters We registered at the Central for Old Lang Sines and gave our bundle of campmeetinu clothes to for whichhsgavo us a small piece of brass with some figures on We were then ready for businessthe principal of which was to buy a buggy to make our trip soon found ourselves in the well xknown establishment of May and were waited on by one of the a polite and clever by the name pf whom we will take liberty calling Gugger by way of Gugger soon showed us all sorts and all and could out talk a Georgia Our only objec tion to him and his house was that in showing around he got us too far from the The fourth story is too high for the comfort of a man liv ing in the not very and drove About nine we pulled up at the house of doat suppose he is the eatno dove that Noah turned out of the Ark to hunt land after the rain but at any rate we found him near the sum mit of Mount a notable hill in that miles frnm Hewaskiife generous and and a migfty good On Friday we were especially invited to a at the swamp plantation of planted by him and where we spent a most pleasant drinking and rifle and we rather distinguish ed ourselves at the latter until a man of sixty propped himself against a cotton and knock the bulls eye the first I was rather sorry he for there was considerable talk in about the shooting ofthe old man from South county of in the all right State of Tuesday morning at sun up we be gan to face the wind that Blew from South our road laying in the valley of the The air was and we made Magerie move the Some of the fair of Geor gia were in bless them mud to My young friend complained of feeling chilly bad I didnt feel well but said noth ing for if I must be our Georgia friends gave us more to eat and drink than we were accustomed It was a regular hog killing the whole week and it began to on About nine we reached Tolers sta wKere we left Maggie and the 4nd made for We all our bad and he said he could cure them mighty He used the medicine from several bot tles in a tumbler ofsupur and ice then tumbler into a tin The Republican delegation to the State Convention from are VJ O VV pledged to go against j At a recent meeting of he stuck the glass we We begged him The stars above me shall wing their flight Catch the white spark in the silver j he and my friend settled on a buggy and they had it hip and thigh for about a ray shall ppt the gloom That raps me round in the kindly tomb Peace shall be perfect for lip and brow Sooner why not now as the comforts of the inner and when dinner was announced the table fairly groaned un der the weight of good things thev put ipon After feeling at peace with the world and all we sat for a while underthe cotton and regaled in the scared up by the rippling waters of the and drank claret rattling with served by the fair hands of Miss Katie New Would I were a boy and then shook them until thought hewould brake his arms and the too but he pulled them apart all and it was sparkling and foaming like new and was really a good We asked him the name of JLVA tlAJUUb two when the trade was closed A with a fair hack all then showed us the way to Hen mighty nice just in the rear of Mays big carriage you can get anything you want to eat or Some men dont want every The Conceit taken out of one of the Old body to know when they take a pull by an Aggfl Hensons is the At two oclock we dined at the Cen Drive Tirougi tta tralHtcl al that the appetite could tlO 1 Q 1 1 J Big Watermelon Patches desire polite table neat ff7 an Mr the office e could have AT CHEEK said more afcoufc him if he hud us the tancolored At five oclock we hitched Maie ay about About that time the muttering of heavy thunder warned us thatthe thirsty earth was about to be blessed with a much needed All hands began to hitch and we made our way to and soon a splended rain cooled both earth and Thesunset fair and beautiful and its reflections gave us a grand view of many familliar scenes across the river in our own State while looking on and contrasting our condition with that of we were constrained to Heavens J our bleeeding land save Saturday we spent the day riding over and looking atthe corn crops on the and he said it was sherry cobler made It acted like a and in a few minutes we were in stata and ready for k We next called upon our friend Gree the shoe We thought we migl possibly get indulgence for half doze pair shoes on good city acceptance having a large family and needing a pai We mentioned the subject t when very promptly I am very directed my atten tion to a card which had written on i in large TERMS CASH W pressed thesubject no and lef town wearing a pair of shoes that did not very well become the dignity of principal of Milbrook of the most important institutions of learning in the county of on the head waters of Reds five miles from the town of Greer is a clever and keeps good of Old Friends and a Good Time Mitchel to one of Guggers very best and put out down the Savannah expectiag to reach the house that night of one Valentine more Correspondence of the Aiken Tr n TTT commonly known as We had a We have had a trio h r M i j i 4 tn delightful good very thicfc to and although we were banks the of whicl We would advise our friends when they go to Augusta to call on him they have the greenbacks sticking about At eleven we took lagerand had Maggie hitched and bid fare promised 50 pushels to the Kitt well to lived durino i for carried us through one cut where you could see lightning bugs at twelve oclock in the Hard i V well and more rattle a week and did not travel jot snake TOtermclon patchcsJerusaJem it was a y big thing for we poor devils from the puiywuods of South nnj f i ana twenty while you know one Carolina as we oromised to Carolina as we promised to let you hear from here goes On the 12th of left Black Jack Pudge for the Jxj to meet Uncle Hirams lumber at three oclock We the James team and Billy Govaa We asked for a passage to they kindly suy ing know youll treat when we to It was the hottest day J ever felt and if you have ever tried it you will agree with mo that a lumber in the middle of is the hottest place in the We would un hfve preferred but we had a bundle of store ciuthes along to weir to the campfneeting in and we were obliged to stick to Billy on thj At six oclock we landed in Aiken completely The thermome ter was then standing at one hundred aud we were irresistibly drawn to where they keep Uigur on took a couple out of a tumbler with a handle to and soon felt greatly re acre is a big thing with At the Double while Maggie was my friend The name is very and here is water what heridereth T with some of Hensons very we doubled On we passing many handsome residences and rattlesnake We next struck Butlers a clearv running While Maggie drank we discussed the name of the being a fatmliiar one in our and a mighty good I proposed the name of and we took A bumper out of Bens tin cup The Old Gang are good When we reached the top of Butlers which Is no to beat i Sunday morning we put on our very best and started to at Butlers where we found an im mense and excited talking about the murder of Captain which happened the day We met many old acquaintances from Barn well and and saw some very hand some and elegantly dressed At eleven oclock the horn summoned us to the stand where we heard a very able sermon from the The four oclock sirmon over we left and partook that night of the hospital ities of our On Monday ue dined with Limon and spent the cvewing with our friend and Jabe Brown and were delighted to find him as fat as living in good style and our stay at the rate of ten days to the tural Society of South it was positively determined to have a floral exhibition in the coming The society gives timely notice of the fact order that persons who may desire to become exhibitors may have ample time to cultivate any choice plants for the The dwelling of Gadi at was broken into and a number of articjes including ia one rifle one one some sugar clothing and bed The pistol was taken from under Iveys and the money from his pantaloon The who are supposed from the signs to have been three in entered through a The required fifty all of Radical have been prevailed on to sign a protest against the proposed Char ter of the Chester Sabre This as fur as we are the first protest in the as suggested by a prominent will be taken as an indication that Chester Radicals are more and consequently more guilty than all Chester Re The Radical Nominating CooTentioa met at Columbia on in State Post Master was elected toinC V porary defeating This is as a break of the UhamberlainPattersonElliott After appointment of the committeeoa the convention adjourned until A ikely be nominated Great excitement manifested new man s for Governo among A rifle club was organized in Sumter n Monday oven ing and the follow ng named persons chose to serve as fol Yours ONE OP THE with a very large and day passed and The evening shades Being strangers to the road e then drove At Old Uncle Punches we halted for a drink of his and while there we accused him of being a Radical at which he became very in and i dunno what yer call but I can tell I in de same boat wid General Goode Bryant lucrative aud highly esteemed in his We talked over many pleasant reminiscences of our schoolboy days around Aiken aud the Coker As we talked Jabo gave us several smells ac his medicine which had a tendency to make old schoolmates feel mighty happy and Jabe is a good and understands his At eleven oclock that night we very reluctantly gave Jabe a farewell and left him alone in hLs on the top of Mount STATE ANDOTHER ITEMS Our highly esteemed confrere of tne Patrick WalsX of the Au gusta Chronicle has been re nominated for the Georgia ia for some years he has been a distinguished Jacob of a vet eran of the war of was through his a sum of over A claim awarded by the claims commission on account of stores taken by Shermans army at Black in The New York Day Book shows how the South will be avenged We spent the night with our and so I suh told him hed iicar Mechanics Hill in some It says The working classes of the North have been taxed over a thousand in the last nine years to abolish the labor of negroes in the the main source of the national and the and thousands of similar is the result And more wonderful the very men in the who have so impoverished the and are bringing such woful misery on the working classcss in the are getting all the wealth of the country ia their hands but there is n fearful day coming for these though the mills of the gods rind ows first vicepresident vicepresident R third vicepresident foavth vieepresidect secretary easurer first warden second warden II third warden faurth warden George fifth warden first director second director third director fourth director D fifth director sixth director The Louis Republican sets it down as a conclusion that the standing in the attitude of a will never altogether relax her grip upon the South until her pet theory of the sanctity of human life is accepted and carried out by the Southern According to telegraphic and newspaper there w iur sanctity of human life in the North than in the If the South is never to be released until she adopts the pet theories of the Pu we as well give up the co since Beecherism may be one of the conditions precedent for relief after the nigger has been expelled from the wood Good An observing farmer much prefers a broad fullbodied cow that will keep li good condition OD good pasturo to a cow tUat gives more milk io but vrill notykld eo much tLe sea son thatthe n vj tici iiiius viiaii m they grind exceeldingy milker is by meaas the I cow ;