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Aiken Journal (Newspaper) - May 16, 1874, Aiken, South Carolina AIKEN V* VOLUME 4.—NUMBER 168.AIKEN, S. C., MAY lo, 1874. $2 PER ANNUM, IN ADVANCE ’‘WIFE, CHILDREN AND FRIENDS.’’ \\ lien the black lettered list of the gods was m presented, (The list of what fate for each mortal intends. ) At the lonjj string of ills a kind goddess rAented, And slipped in three blessings-—wife^ children and friends. In vain surly I late maintained he was cheated, For justice divine could not compass its ends; The scheme of man’s pennance he swore was defeated, For earth becomes heaven—with wife, children and friends. lf the stock of our bliss is in stranger bauds vested, The fund ill secured, oft in bankruptcy ends ; But the heart issues bills which are never protested, When drawn on the firm of—wife, children and friends. Though valor still glows in his life's dying embers, . The death-wounded tar, who his colors defends, Drops a tear of regret as he dying remora-hers How blessed was his home with—wife, children and friends. The soldier, whose deeds live immortal in story, Whom duty to far distant latitudes sends. With transport would barter whole a^es of glory For one happy day with—wife, children and friends. Though spice-breathing gales on her caravan hover, Though to* him Arabia’s glances ascends, -Hie merchant still thinks of de woodbines ' that cover The bower where he sat with—wife, child, ren aud friends. • The day-spring of youth still unclouded by sorrow, Alone on itself for enjoyment depends; But dear is the twinight of age, if it borrow No warmth from the smile of—wife, children and friends. Tot the breath of renown ever freshen and nourish The laurel which o’er the dead favorite bends ; O cr me wave the willow, and long may it flourish, Bedewed with the tears of—wife, children and friends. Lct 118 (irink, for my song, growing graver and graver, To subjects too solemn insensibly tends ; Bet us drink, pledge me high, love and virtue shall flavor The glass which I fill to-wife, children and friends. Letter from Edgefield. Old Edgefield, S. C., May ll, >74. Dear Journal :—It is so pleasing— and what is still more—it is a great recreation to leave daily vocation for a short time and .spend a few days at your place, from where no one can return to his home without feeling under obligations for receiving so many acts of kindness from all sides, while sojourning, d which acknowledements I can only express in a communication to you. Vis iring the Highland Park and Aiken Hotel, the Ashley HoUse and Orange Grunge, everywhere a pleasant entertainment in all respects, and last, but not least at the Excelsior House, conducted b£ the Alts Brothers, who have extended their*    by    greatly and costly improvements of’tlie Coker Spring, for the* reception of picnic parties, meetings and private pleasure seeking, I had also the pleasure of being introduced and making the acquaintance of Mr. Henry Smith, who, as I arn informed, has contributed to a large extent to the improvement of your town, by the sweat cf his brow, his brain and by judiciary .1 v ostsment of a large amount of capital, which he intends to increase, as fast as Aiken town, till it will be called “Aiken city.” I also noticed groat improvement in buildings and the streets in generally—proving that your chief town officer is folly aware of and discharging his duty, to great credit to himself and the town. All in all, nobody who visits Aiken, with its pure atmosphere, beautiful parks, avenues and trees, can help ti e unavoidable invitations “come back again soon.” The saying, there is no place like home, is true to every one, I believe, who has not made a stay, even for a day, at your place, but who has been there will say “Aiken is homelike, certain.” During my sojourn there I visited the court then in session, and my attention was directed to a case “the State against A. Glover.” Whatever the merits or demerits thereof is, I have nothing to do with but I was much pleased with the great learned arguments of the attorneys, who* conducted the and pleaded for the prisoner ; also I could not help to admire the much learned and impartial charge of the presiding Judge. I also observed cases which involuntarily attracted my attention, and I do not state this for merely writing sake, but “ pro bono publieo. ’ The first case was a colored woman, charged with murder, but no witness to establish it, and very properly the Judge immediately discharged the pilsener. The second case was a white man charging another with assault and battery with intent to kill, and again no witness for the State to prove such act, but as the prosecutor made a statement under oath to that effect, which was contradictory in itself, the jury found a verdict of “ not guilty,” and iuMuediately the, presiding Judge ' ortjereotfie issue of a bch ch warrant against the prosecutor, so I am informed. The question is now: why have the inferior courts transmitted such cases to the Circuit Court, if they had in substance witnesses to prove the charges ; it certainly was ignorance of duty, of law and of understanding ; and by such actions a county is put to too much unnecessary expense, which I hope may soon receive a- remedy, by the presiding judges in every circuit of the State in teaching practically and thoroughly all the Trial Justices in and by the law, concerning their office; in other words to hold the army of Trial Justices responsible of every neglect of duty or malpractice in office. Apropos : speak* in? of your presiding Judge, his great learning in law and impartiality in execution of his great duties, has won for him many admirers everywhere, I cannot fail to state that Judge Mulier has been suggested in many counties and different quarters, as a candidate for our next Governor; but alas I can we float ourselves by entertaining such hopes and desires, when we see already a company of names published, not that any of them could be compared with the knowledge, dignity^and honesty of Judge Maher, but for fear of his declining the office, not wishing to occupy the chair of a Moses the eircumscriptor. * More anon.    Sojourner. Letter front Langley. Langley, May 14,1874. Mr. Editor :—I see that some one, who signs himself or herself “I. O. U.,” in the Aiken Journal, (I believe that is your paper.) has been giving you some account 01 the first picnic at Langley, and originating a wonderful island and giving it a name—“May Island/ without a king! Well, there was a king Republicans were declared elected, that day on “May Iirknd,” and, although though they had been defeated by the he was not cround king as the queen people, was affirmed by both houses of was, yet he was king, and proclaimed Congress. Now that Baxter has become Dng. Now, such an act ought to be obnoxious, they want another man put heraled abroad. (Walter Stroud was in his place, who will manipulate the the fortunate individual proclaimed election returns of 1874, and maintain king.)^ Now, your correspondent, “I. the Republican ascendancy. The origi-0. U., may raise the question, or ques- rial fraud requires now a more glaring tiODs, how can a king and queen reign one, and the whole job is as disgusting in the sa Die realm a.*d not be allied, or and demoralizing as it is infamous, docs the marrying 0* a queen make a man a king ? or how does a man become a king by marrying even a queen ? A cl verifying. p .    * it    .    j    ,    -    A    New York advertising agent has Brince Albert married the Queen of :«    1    -r*    .    »    .    %    ? p.,    1    ii'    issued    a    manifesto,    which    contains    some England, and yet he never ros« to * -i •    ,    .    ,    .    . .nwki J.... i!  ......t L “ 8trlkm6 truths which may be com- anything else but a prince. I confess I am a little afraid of “I. Q. IL;” but still, for the satisfaction of all concerned, this correction, or omission, should be made, and I take it on myself to do so, even at the risk of cisui. ‘I. 0. U.V CHM IL I. CL —0    North Carolina and Florida. Iii Ten- etc., etc., the writer never said one word aessee, Georgia und Viginia, the peo about the king. All of his or her talk pie have at last been allowed to elect was about the queen and her maids of their own offices. The fraud of 1872 / honor—just like there could be a queen in Arkansas, by which Baxter and other Arkansas. SOME LIGHT ON THE MUDDLE, The latest from Arkansas is that two of the Judges of the Supreme Court of that State, while on their way to Little Rock to hold a term of the Court before which the Gubernatorial question was to be discussed, were arrested by an armed force, by direction of Gov. Baxter, and removed from the train.— This was done under the plea that martial law is in force, and the jurisdiction of the civil courts suspended. This whole affair is sickening. This Sun preme Court, two of whose Judges were counted into office by the same fraud by which Baxter was declared Governor in NovemjU^ ,1872, is composed^ of Repu&1?cari^a&t oa" adventurers, who have, with the other Republican politicians, tired of Baxter, and who want a more unprincipled man and a carpet bagger like thamselves-I his Court, which, a yeaj ogo, unani* mously refused to hear Brooks' claim that lie was elected Governor, is now hastening to hold a term to declare Brooks elected, and give judgment of ouster against Baxter. In the meantime, Baxter has summoned the Legis lature to meet in special session, and this body, it is expected, will assert its exclusive peroga ti vc of determining who is Governor. The legislature i8 supposed to be strongly for Baxter. Last year the Su the Legislature was the exclusive authority in a contested electi >n for Governor, and that the courts had no jurisdiction ; now the same court wauls to reverse its decision, in order to get rid of Baxter. It is a race, therefore, between the court and the Legislrture as to which shall have the first decision in the case. What a disgusting spectacle does this whole business present! A State governmenl put up one year by horrid fraud, and ti.-^ 4 all the conspirators and parties to tit c fraud uniting, not to resign and ai\ 1 cheir places to the honestly elected of; »• , hit to eject-one of their numbvr wn*« Ii •> proved to be an honest and upright    In    this proceeding two u.^-nbu-.* ut the United States Senate (one ut them owning his election to the saute fraud) are parties and are seeking to have the United States interfere, as it did in Louisiana, to overtum a State government and erect another in its place. The whole proceedings iu Arkansas are in natural product of the policy mended to the business community._ This agent, among other things, says : Newspaper advertising is now recognized, by business men having faith in their own wares, as the most effective means for securing for their goods a wide recognition for their merits. Newspaper advertising impels inquiry, and when the article offered is of good quality, and at a fair price, the natural result is increased sates. Newspaper advertising is a permanent addition to the reputation of the goods advertised, because it is a permanent influence always at work in their interest. Newspaper advertising is the most energetic and vigilant of salesmen ; addressing thousands each day, always in the advertiser 3 interest, and ceaselessly at work seeking customers from all classes. Newspaper ad * erasing promotes trade, for even in the dullest times advertisers secure by far the largest share of is being dome. -jttf    -,jf-    '-mr'    ''-    '--' ■ ••    y•-^’*■•3 STATZJTEMS. They are 10 have daily union prayer meetings in Willsboro for the suppression of vice. The State Treasurer and Comptroller have returned from their j^unt to New York. Bonds ! A Grange was organized at Richland Academy, Oconee County, last week, with J. L. Shanklin muster. Ten thousand six hundred and ninety-four dollars aud eighty six cents were sent from Darlington in postoffice money orders during the past three months. Mr. Wni. Mahaffey, of Kershaw coun. - ty, was run over by a loaded wagon GENERAL NEWS, The New York papers say that Mr. Bennett’s yacht Dauntless is making preparations for a cruise down the Southern coast. Mr. A. 0. Hessing, of the Chicago Stoat* Zictung, says that the Germans have probably “forever” cut loose from the Republican party. It is proposed to establish a Church Club in New York, the members of which are to be clergymen. Icelanders are beginning to emigrate to this country, and are described as a bright, cleanly, healthy looking class of people, closely resembling the Scotch. The Milwaukie Sentinel thinks the worst feature about the cremation business is that some winter morning, in a fit of philanthropy,your widow’s second husband may empty your ashes on the icy pavement for the benefit of pedestrians. A party of young men dined sumptUN ously at a resturant in Atlanta, and eaeh one insisted on paying the bill. To decide the matter, it was proposed to blindfold the waiter, and the first one he caught should pay the bill. He hasn't ant* «•?' rh m y-H. Til a u l* r .nee la beginning tx# #    1    —    ---- j    1    •-'“uv-u    wagon preme Court unanimously decided that near Big Lynches Creek, and was kill- (Im I r    I    ti    t    t.M/v    rat.1 n 4 L a    •_ — I    *    I    _ aim giving ll a name “may Island.” are in natural product of the policy Some might think that your eorrespon- of tho Government in relation to these dent knew somethin*/, and Imrl anon     »     *____ rpi....    _-r:i____ oarpet-bug usurpations. That policy has been to overrid the popular will and dent knew something, and had even writ ten for newspapers before ; but I don' 1 A    *    *• '‘UU ll    uxt/’U VIJ UVtll UU    liittp    UI/UUICII    Uiil UMI* think lie knows much. I am under the maintain a Republican ascendancy at all impression tha^he or she is just begin-    hazzards.    This    has    been the case in ning; and such a beginning ! Why, in    Louisiana,    Alabama,    Texas,    Arkansas, the description of the crowning queer -    -    -    -    .    — . *    -    - cd one day last week Mr. Who. Fart, of Pickins county dropped dead on last Monday. The County Treasurer of Lancaster has issued near four hundred tax executions. Some of tho colored citizens of Lex** ington are about to erect a Baptist church ai that place Captain T. C. Richardson, brother of the late ex-Governor John P. Richard* son, died in Clarendon county a few days ago. J. S. Fillebrown, Esq., of the Comptroller General’s office, was in town Tuesday looking over the treasury account— Orangeburg Neios. The Pickins Sentinel, with commendable pride, reports that “the County Treasurer advertises the land of delinquent taxpayers in this county in our present issue. I here are only six de* linquents, and 745 acres advertised.— Our citizens are proverbial for promptness in paying their taxes, and we chal-lange any county in the State to beat the above showing.” The Germans of Columbia are preparing for a selracfczenfest in that city during the present season^ Tho A Lti Ie tic Base Ball Clvb of Blackville went to Orangeburg on Friday to play a match game Auth the. Ful-mettoes tffere. The Athbiics want to hear from the Cai elinas of Charleston. | He went to Omaha without a * ‘ ‘ ‘ ‘ withdraw from circulation its notes of 20 francs, which will be replaced by gold coin, the reserve of that metal amounting to 800,000,000 francs. Ag for the notes of five francs they have a1* most entirely disappeared before the invasion of the silver pieces of the saute value. John Green is strictly a self made man. ce&t. won ten thousand dollars in a three days’ game of poker. Having got his hand in he emigrated to Chicago, invested in faro, and was worth thirty thousand dollars at last accounts. But that was two or three days ago. A Washington letter says : “It seems now to be understood that at the decors* tion ceremonies at Arlington this year a more tolerant policy will be adopted than upon former occasions, and that the graven of the Confederate soldiers will be decorated. It is uunderstood, too., that the tone of all the exercises on the occasion will be broad and liberal toward toe opinions and motives of ^ the soldiers of the Lest Cause.” < It is said that all the precedents of English law require the relerse of the Claimant, because he was sentenced after the close of the regular term of court,, and therefore illegally. To continue him iii Newgate under these circumstance:' will create a new precedent, supplanting the old ones. lf this view should prevail, o£ course it would not help him to the Tichborne estate, as nu proceedings in that Hue can be renewed, but it would sot him free.    *    - The members cf the German Reichstag may hereafter do their voting by telegraph. The wires are to be arranged so that each member can indicate his vote from his seat. In front of the seat are two buttons—one indicating yeg, the other no. A pressure on the button telegraphs the vote to a circular table in front of tie president’s desk, upon which the names of all the members are written down, so that immediately after pressing the button each member eau see a piece of* paper appear under hfe name with his yes or no on it. A New \ ors letter says:    “When Rev. Mr. Sabine left the Episcopal Church to join the Cummins movement! ii seems he neglected to notify Bishop Rotter, any the neglect is set down by high churchmen as an act of marked discourtesy. Be that as it may, it is now understood sfiatthe Bishop bus determined co subject him to a formal deposition from the ministry, aud that a formal notification to that effect is now in the course of pr paratian.” ;