Aiken Journal (Newspaper) - July 18, 1874, Aiken, South Carolina
VOLUME 4—NUMBER 179.A.IKElSr, s. O., JULY 18,1874.
S2 PER .\NNUM,IN ADV ANGETRK MO.\£Vr.ESS RAN.
Is tkpre no secret place on tho face of the earth
Where Charity dxvcHt ih and Virtue giveth hirlh?
ta there no secret piace on the face of the earth
NVherea knock fi-om tho poor will brin|fsome kind angel to o;.cn tile door ?
Go ! Search the wide world wherever you can —
There’s no open door for the moneylcsu man.
Go to yon bank where mammon hath told His hundreds and thousands of silrcr and gold;
And safe from the hands of the starving and poor
Lies piles upon piles of the glittering ore ; Walkup to the counter^ Ahi there you may stay
Till your limbs grow old and your hair turns
And at the bankyoii^l find not che of the clan
With money to lend to the moneyless mam
Go to yon hall where the chandelier’s light Drives off with it’s splendor the darkness of night ;
And the rich hanging velvet, in shadowy fold,
Sweeps gracefully down with its trimmings of gold;
And the mirrors of silver take up and review
The long-lighted vistal—the elegant hue— Go there in your patches and find if you can
Who opens the door for (he moneyless man,
Go to yon church with its cloud-reaching spire,
That gives back to the sun Us look of red fire;
And the arches and columns are gorgeous within.
And the walls seem as pure as a soul without sin :
W'alk and look up the aisles—see tho rich and the great In the pride and pomp of their worldly estate ;
Go there in your patches, and fin! if you can
Who opens the pew to the moneyless man.
Go to yon judge in his dark, flowing gown, Wiih scales of law that weighteth equity down,
W'hilc he frowns on the weak and smiles on the strong.
Aud condemns right while he justifies wrong: .\nd jurors their lips on the Bible have laid To render a verdict they’ve already made ; Go there in ycur patches, and find if you can
Any law for the cause of the moneyless nan.
Then go to your cokj No raven has fed The wife that has suffered too long for her bread ;
Kneel down by the paid and kiss the death frost.
From the lips of the angel your poverty lost: Then turn in your agony upward to God, And kiss while it sraightsyou, the chastning rod.
And you’ll find, at the end of your life’s lit*-tie span,
There’s a welcome above for the moneyless m;tn..1 Scnt^iblc
[From the Edgefield Advertiser.]
Messrs. Editors :—Nine long years
of penury and suffering have flung thcni-selves behind us since the sharp click of niuftke:r3' and reverberating thunder of the cannon eea^jed to be he; r^lDll Swuth-crn battle fields. Nine long years since our immortal Lee surrendered his sword to immortal Grant. Nine vcars
sinco the mantle of peace is said lo have been folded around these United States. This peace has not brought tranquiUity over our land. This peace has not brought prosperity to our homos, aud indeed the only indication of peace is tho cessalion of actual hostilities. Between whom does this war of ideas prevail ? it ewulioed to the Northern and Southern section.> of the United States? Is ii eonlined, here in the South, to the Tladieal and Democratic parties ? Would God it cxtoLJed
no farther. To what extent then does it go? Why, sirs, I believe I would be correct to say that in oar State, South Carolina, it extends to every individual. One man proposes; another proposes, and works against his neighbor’s propositiou; and still another proposes and works against both his neighbor’s propositions; and until aluiost every man in
South OfLrolina has his own plans for reoGeaiffig the S|ate and battles against all others. This state of affairs has not, does not, and never will result in any good to South Carolina. True, this age of ours is an age of progress, an age upon which enlightened Rome, Athens and Sparta would have looked with wonder and astonibhment. Aye I they would have been aWe-stricken at the mighty changes(^hieh time has wrought since their suns of glory sunk from view ; but, sirs, the keen and searching intellect of man has not yet constructed a machine for combining iii one individual the qualities of stat^i^n, lawyer, physician. U4CchaQic and fhrm laborer.
Prostrate Carolina is bowed as a result of her past errors', and uoc to beg men to harangue to her of those errors and her present condition ; these harangues might be multiplied till they reached infinity—and indeed this has well nigh been done within the past nine years— and then our condition would be as deplorable as ever. 8irs, we do know and have for a long time known enough ; we know that our taxes ar exorbitantly high. and that they are increa.sing year by year; we know that our State is robbed by degrading thieves, put in office by the votes of our ignorant former slaves. The most ignorant person in the land is fully aware of all this^ and also (hai U is wrong and against the laws of all nations. Now, with these facts staring us in the face, what does it behoove us to do ? To call together crowds of men and reiterate to them our condition? They know it, aud therefore this is useless. To go around and express our views upon a plan of redemption, and if everybody does not agree with us, to let our own plan fall and work against every other ? This has been our past course and is therefore, as we can all see from the existing state of affairs, worse than useless ; for it not only destroys unity but begets greater discord. To discuss the errors of the past? This has also been done; we do not even stop with the ending of the war, but go back to the days of secession and talk of it as being one of the greatest errors of the South. Do we stop bere? No, nor do we stop these useless discussions till we reach the very introduction of slavery into the United States, and hy hold upon it-wilh vigorous pen, both in its moral and pecuniary bearing. Mayhap it was an eiror to bring slaves to the American continent ; mayhap it was aw error Icr the slave States to withdraw I rom the Union. But WO (HU bring the shive.s, we Uul secede, we (Uul fight a long and glorious fight; and whether or not they wore eiTo^ are now iiTCtrievable'.
Our great and vital quc.stion of to-day is the true method of ameliorating the eo ’dltion of impoverished Carolina.
Various plans have been proposed and acted upon ; we have even tried a mixed ticket tor the State officials, but to no eflfect. And lastly a Memorial delegation has been sent sent to Washington, which resulted in no good.
The white people of this State are the land owners and the taxpayers, priiici. pally, and yet we are not represented in j its di.sbursenient. It is a maxim in al] Bcpublicaii Countries—‘‘No taxation without repieseii.'^ation.” I am as far from violent measures as any Taxpayer, bm as WO have done all that reasonable people cen do, by way of concession— Cie party in power growing more stern and unyielding, and determined to have the rule of the State in the hands of the mo.‘5L ignorant, illiterate, and dishonest
people of the State—my plan now is this. liCtus wash our hands clean of the ruling party; call county conventions ; nominate candidates for the Legislature, selecting the very best and ablest mea of the counties to represent us; go forth on the day of the election, and vote for and elect them, regardless of tho opposing party. Let our officials then go to Columbia to take charge of the State affairs. And if they find the State House occupied by the other party, let them repair to some other building, appoint and select all the necessary officials, and proceed at once to put the wheels of Slate in motion, just as though we have no State governihent. For we virtually have no body or organization for the interest of the State, their sole object for wishing office being persoaal gain. And in proof of this fact, I was approached a short while since by one of their party, who stated that he had been spoken to by some in authority to become a candidate for the Legislature ; and he said he had decided to accept, as he had as well get that six hundred dollars for a month or six weeks time as any of the rest of them.
All men who lesire good and henest disbursements of the tax money would of course pay their taxes to our receivers or officials, the same to be returned to and appropriated properly, by our newly elected and appointed officials.
Such accurse would bring about some confusion and perhaps trouble. It would give us two State Legislatures, and would of necessity call for some outside authority to interfere aud decide between the two bodies. An issue would al once be brought about, and an investigation by United plates .authorities of the actings and doings of our State officials, which, when once exposed, could not, and would not, be tolerated for a moment by the General Government. Let us send the regular quota of members to the House and Senate, of such men as Ex-Gov. Bonham for Senate, and Gen. M. 0. Butler, Gen. M. W. Gary andG. D. Tillman, Esq., for the Legislature. And then with such a man as B. F. Perry to occupy khe Governor’s seat, this body of men, with the good of their State at heart, and not their private put SCS, as our present members, advocating justice aud equality of the law, for all both white and colored, would cause those iu authority to ponder and reflect a long time before deciding to unseat them, and thereby turn the State over to such a set of thieves and robbers as have held its purse strings for the last eight yoais.
We wish it particularly understood that the course herein suggested is not prompted by race, color or previous con-dition, but by illiterateness, ignorance and dishonesty; for if the State affairs were being properly and honestly managed^ we could stand race and color.
There are luuny romances of
real life that find their denouement in the Paris Morgue, but tho strangest yet happened quite recently. The body of a girl exposed on one of the dreadful slabs was of such surpassing beauty that the Morgue was thronged all day with sightseers, and one poor liuiatic actually drowned himself, in order as he took care to e.xplalu in a letter found in his lodgings, that ho might res" for a time next to the only creature ho had ever admired, and whom ho had seen too late.. No less than seven liuudred bodies are annually exposed at the Morgue, and the estahlishiAcnt is conducted with tho greatest order by by five officials. some of whom are always at their post day and Ot these the chief
man, tho enjoys the nmgnificent
stipend of tv.\cnty—four hundred francs a year—four hundred and eighty dollars —by no means too exorbitant a sum for I so liorrlble an occup itiun.QUICK WORK IN GEORGIA.
THIS BZOOHT END OE FO UR CO T OJtEl> J>E8FBRA.OOESn
The Gause of the Trouble—Turbulenoe and Threatened Znaurrection— Arming of Colored Men—Threats of Murder— Arrest of the Bingleaders—They Re* sist. Attempt to Bseape, and are Killed. The turbulent conduct of a few negroes in Columbia County has brought upon them ar sudden and terrible retribution. The Augusta Chronicle of Sunday says:
THE ORIGIN OF THE TROUBLE dates some time back. The negroes of district No. 3 in Columbia County, dis. taut about twenty or twenty-two miles from Augusta, began a month or tw.o ago, to act in such a manner as to cause seiious alarm upon life part of the whites They purcha.sed arms, organised a company and commenced to drill. The citizens of the distiict did not object to the formation of this company, nor had they any right to object, if it had appeared that it was gotten up as all the other military companies in the State have been—for the purpose of amusement. But it soon became evident that this organization was really a declaration of war, and was so to be so considered. Violent and repeated threats were constantly made against the whites in language whose import could not be misconstrued. About two weeks ago Thos. Boyd, a colored man, who had joined the company and drilled with it regularly, resigned his membership.— He then took occasion to imform his employer, privately, that he had joined the company for the purpose of auiust-mcnt, but he had soon discovered that the object of the org:ioization was some thing widely dift’?rcnt. ^He said that they were preparing for
WAR WITH THE WHITES,
and as he did not sympathise with their feelings he bad left them. Th« ringleaders of the movement were four colored men—Sake Doggett, Delaney Dog-gett (brothers,) Fountain DoggeU (their father;) and a man named Ted. The four lived together, and pretened to cultivate a small' farm—though (heir principal object was the sowing of discord between the races. Fountain Doggott repeatedly stated that the negroes were nf/W ill a position to defend themselves, and if they needed assistance that ic had been promised them by the militia of Edgefied County, South Carolina, who were only separated froni them by the Savannah Kiver. They pretended to be afraid of Mr. Robert Lamkin, bo> cause several years ago that gentleman bad liad trouble with some of them.— In order to give ihcm no excuse for a further persistence in their seditious conduct,, tile citizens Requested Mr Lamkin to go away for awhile, which request be cbe<y>fully and immediately complied with—going we believe, to flacon. But this concession seemed to Ivave no effect, except to make the negroes w’orse and more insubordinate. A few days ago, while Mr. M’nor Luke was at work iii bis field, unarmed, Delaney Doggett approached, apparently for ibe express purpose of
PRaVOKINO A COLLISION.
He accosted Mr. Luke in the most violent and prolane language. He declared that his people were armed now, and that they intended to have revenge. Ile said the|Ku-Klux liad killed the nC" groes in 1870, and they were going to have blood for blood. Threats were made against Mr. Luke’s life, and t!ie lives of several genilomen residing in the neighborhood- A meeting of the company had been called for yesterd.iy, and it wasfean^ that on that day they might attempt to execute their threat-wied vengeance. Tho whites had therefore, determined to meet thorn on that tjfc-casion, to remon.^trate with them and attempt to bring them to reason. But
on Thursday two citizens, alarmed by the threats which had been made against their lives, had warrants Ukcn out against the four colored men above mentioned. Friday morning, betweeu daylight and eight o’clock, the warranty w ’re executed by Deputy Sheriff Peter Wright and a small posse of men. The negroes were arrested, and officers aud prisoners started for Appling Court* house. When they reached Maj. Moody Burt’s Mill, one of the prisoners^De-laney Doggett—refused to go any fur-* ther. He stopped short in in th e road, and declared that he would not obey any d—d white man ; ho was as good as they were, and he would be d if they should carry him to jail. The deputy sheriff ordered him to oouic on, and, upon his aguiu refusing, the officer apprehending resistance, fired upon him. with his shot gun and killed him. Ai the same time the three other prisoners escaped, and were shot and killed while lunniBg.
says that on Friday the deputy sh criff having warrants in his possession charging Fountain Doggett, Dekncjr Daggett, Sake Doggett and Elliotst Daggett with riotous conduct, summoned a posse and proceeded to arrest the parties. As the sherriff and posse were opproaehing the house of the negroes above named, the negroes ran from the house, but the sheriff and posse being on horseback, beat them, and succeeded in arresting them. They found in the house many guns well loaded with buckshot. After arresting the parties the deputy sheriff started to the nearest justioe (Thomas Novell.) Some of the prlM>ners were tied. They eomplalDed that the rope was two tight. The sheriffnntiod fhem. •They eommencpEd whispesl^ smeh other. Pretty 8oon^ In a denso thicket, the leader of the gang sai4 he be damned if white men shou'd arrest him. At this time they all broke to run. . The sheriff .Hid posse fired with double shot guns and killed every one of them.— Justice Novell, acting ebroiier, summon-a jury and held an inquest over the bodies. The jury returned a verdict of justifiable hoQiicide in discharge of duty.
Madaoie Basaine, having obtained permission to share the prison of her^ husband, has been with him for many mouths. She baa, therefore, subjected herself to voluntary Ixiipr isonment, as she is permitted on ly the same liberties a*^ the ex-marshal. Her only promenade is the terrace of tho prison, and here these two exiles—the one the victim for tho sins of French vanity, and the other the sacrifice of wifely devo. lion—can be seen taking their lonely walks by the monotonous walls of the glonmy pile which forms their place of detention. Lately their sons and only sons and daughter have arrived and
up their ab(*de on the Island of Sainto Marguerite, Madame Buzaine is a native of the .Mexican City of Sa i Blas, and was married by the marshal while in Mexico. The ladies of thia district are said to be the most bcauti>* ful in Mexico, exquisite in form, with charming vivacity ol feature, and heavy maises of coal black hair. xM:iuy wed Europeans, and ni iny more are sought by the wealt’ny families of the City of Mexico Itself. In the political turmoil of France the exiles are nearly forgotten.
Turnip seed I New crop jeidl*
for 18 < 4 ijandioili Sou .»» nee Mpeaxe I their own praise. For,sale by J. Tuuinu i A Co.
Rev. rn. Glenn, an aged minister ot the Methodist Church died ai his resident near Holland’s .<tore, in Andersen county, on Wednesda}*. the 1st inst., after only a few hours illness. He was in the eighty-first year of his age, was a soldier in the war of 1812, and for over I forty years had been engaged in the * work of the HiinUtry.