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Aiken Journal (Newspaper) - October 31, 1874, Aiken, South Carolina MoMtigK* burg! art.    ^ J* mm who General Pesun What i3 the ase of taHoj world’s brightness and SOOS aaa that has tight'boots ? v ■ .q..    * The mcwtbilfcer critics w# those hare failed theuisetoi anything worth reading. |jl The English folk# have gv of lending Joaqui n M iller ■ he has got to come home 4 known a xaempms pol iceman GM his orders included ail essence enness, and, therefore, art# mayor and was discharged. J They hate now indented si which san be carried in the ^M a fellow eau .elide opt oe Sundayand no que knoPp If yon wake up in the u$g| Italian hotel and shoot a burg chances are that yon can’t see I lord next morning and that hh Georgians meet sew about the welches age the uovCl sohtthl 000 per A H*k but g»*e abeh.Wiir^Mtt kart* wk** I do Off woolin’t wo ode«.” 0 VOLUME 4—NUMBER 206 Sing) Oh! Sing, Sweet Nightingale Sing, Oh, sing, sweet nightingale. Make music in the lowly vale ; The lark will hear the dulcet strains, And thank thee, too, for all thy pains. Sing to the night thy sorrowing tale ; The brook will hear the music flow— The wren, the owl, the solemn crow — Pipe on, pipe on. sweet nightingale. The world grows better for thy song— Sing on, sing on—thy strains prolong ; .Let harmony o’er all prevail, Tune up, tuue up, sweet nightingale. AIKENS. C., OCTOBER 31.1874 fay dulcet strains I hear thou bringestto me more near; air I then inhale— Trill on, trill on, sweet nightingale. Thou mayest sooth some heart that’s wrung With brooding sorrows sad assail, And make it better for thy song_ Sing oh, sing on, sweet nightingale! To The Colored People. For nearly ten years you have been a free people, invested with all the rights and privileges of citizens, and for six years you have had exclusive control of the affairs of our government. The time for another election is at hand, and it behooves you to look back at the past it, for the democrats may come in power some day here aa they have done in Georgia, North Carolina, Arkansas, &c., and then, if you refuse to compromise now, they will make no compromise with you. As sure as you elect Cham* beduin ibis time, a Democrat will be run for Governor next time, and will probably be elected. If you will not take Judge Green now, the Democrats will never waste time in offering to go for one of your men again. • Two years aS° J011 voted for Moses \bccause you were afraid of Tomlinson, and yet Moses has disgraced you and your State.— ThiLk before you act this time, aud let us unite to elect a man who will give every man his dues, whether he be white or black, rich or poor. Such a man is Judge Green.—Anderson Cbn— servator. Instructions to the tanagers of Ejection. The managers will carry out the following instructions: The Commissioners of Election are to furnish to the Managers of each precinct one box for the reception of votes. This box shall be labelled “Congress, State, Circuit and County Officers/’ and shall be furnished with a lock and key. Be ballots as are in ____ Within three days after the election the Chairman of each Board of Managers, or one of/them, to be designated in writing by the members of the Board, 8 *all deliver to the Commissioners of Election the poll list, the boxes contain tag the ballots, and a written statement of the renalt of She election in his precinct. Any Manager, or Clerk who shall be convicted of neglect of the foregoing rules, or of corruption or fraud in his office, shall be punished by fine, not more than $500, or imprisonment, not more than one year, or both. D. S. Henderson, A. D. Atwood, Coamtarionsrs of Election, Aiken County “Think of It, Haulier.” to profit by your experience. The gov- fore opening the poll the box is to be eminent hns Im    ---i ____ °    r eminent has in many respects been creditable to you. You have secured some good laws and put some good men in Ola ce; but in many, very many things it has failed to come to the requirements of the people- Both Go-ver-.nors you have elected have disappointed yen and all your people. They have signally failed to keep their promises to you or io any body else, and have used their position to secure money which rightly belonged to the people. You pay youT taxes, and why is it your children are not sent to school ? Simply because you have dishonest men in ^dhde Whb Squandered the school money. Do you propose to elect a man to con-tinue tots soft of conduct ? If so, vote for Mr. Chamberlain. He is the man who you elected Attorney General four years ago, and it was his business to prosecute every officer for doing wrong but he never prosecuted any one. Leslie squandered all the money appropria* ted to buy your homes, and Mr. Chamberlain ought to hare known it, and yet he did not trouble him. Mr. Chamberlain helped to issue all the bonds of the State and was reckless enough to go on with the work until he got the debt up to fifteen million dollars. He has been connected with every board that coms nutted any f«w*d, and if he did not know they were stealing, it will not do to trust him for Governor, for they could steal the whole Cute from him. If he did know they were stealing and did not expose them, he is guilty and does mot deserve to be elected. Judge Green is the man for yon to vote for, if you want an honest and true man. He is a Republican, as (roe and loyal as Chamberlain. A Republican legislature has elected him twice, and if he is fit to be a judge to decide upon your life and death, you oan trust bim as Governor. He is a native man—no carpet bagger that does not care anything for you except to get year money. Ile was nominated far governor by republicans alone, and most of the colored mea. There was sot a single democrat in the convention. Now the Conservatives say if you will back up your premiss* of reform by nominating such a ma* es Green, who is honest, just and kit, we will help you to elect him.— Then is it not your duty to vote for him ? You have a chance to stop all quarrelling with the whites. They will be satisfied if you alee! him, and # this should induce you {p vote for him, for even if Chamberlain was a good man you ought to be willing to take Green it tike of harmony. This may be your jsut ekewoe at tamipromiso if yea Select publicly inspected, to see that it is empty and secure, aud then locked just before openeng the poll, and the key given to the managers, and it shall not be opened again during tho election.— The Board of Managers of each precinct shail, before the election, organize, by election, a chairman. The Board of Managers shall appoint a clerk, to whom the same oath shall be administered, as any took, and the Chairman of the Board shall have power to administer oaths necessary to their organisation. The polls sri to be opened at six ' A. M., and closed at six P. M., and there shall be no adjournment or interruption during that time. Every male citizen of the United States, who is twenty-one years of age* is entitled to vote, without distinction os to race, color or previous condition; provided he has been a resident of the State for one year, and of the county for sixty days; aud, provided further, that he is not an inmate of any almshouse, jail, or is of unsound mind. The clerk of eaoh precincts shall open a poll list, to be headed “Names of Voters/’ in which shall be registered the name of every voter who deposits a ticket at that poll. All the names balloted for by eaoh voter are to be written or printed on one tioket, including not only State and County officers, but also Representatives to Congress. Ballots are to be printed or written, or partly printed and partly written, and so folded as to conceal the contents. To every person who presents himself to vote, the Managers shall administer tho following oath : “I,-,    do    solemnly swear that I am duly qualified to veto, aeeording to the laws of this State, and that I Live not voted during this election at this or any other precinct.” At the done of the election tho Managers and Clerk shall immvdiately proceed, publicly, to open the ballot box and count the ballots therein, and shall continue such count, without adjournment or interruption, until the same la completed, and make and sign a report of tho result. If, in counting the ballots, two or more be found folded together compactly, bearing the same names, only one shalt be counted; but if they bear different names, they shall be destroyed and not counted. If more ballots ne found in the box than there On the train the other day were a very confiding old man and a very innocent old lady. They had passed away five sixths of their lives hidden away behind the lulls of Vermont, and were going to Western Michigan on a visit to their son. After a little skirmishing round, the old gentleman pitched into me about the “crops/* “aile/’ and when I found how innocent he was, I gave him all the information I could. AH at once, as he rode atoner, the wife caught his arm and exclaimed : “Look out, Samuel, or you’ll be forgetting that place whore they fit.” The old man explained. He said that a young man that came down from Canada with them, told bim to look out for the battlefield of Braddock’s defeat as soon as lie left Detroit. I was going to reply that the young man was an infernal liar, but the old lady seemed to have set hex* heart on seeing the spot, and the old man was so anxious, that I couldn’t bear to disappoint them. W hen we got doWo into the woods I pointed out tho “battle field/ SI#    hazels    out of thenip. dew and took in the scene. “Think of it, Ilanner,” exclaimed the old mar, as he drew in his bead; “think of them Injuns creeping through them woods and Shooting Mr. Braddock down dead!” “My soul!” replied the old lady, seemingly overcome at the idea, and she kept her eyes on the woods until I thought she would twist her neck off. We got along all right for about five miles more, and the old man wanted to know if we weren’t down pretty near tho spot where Tecumseh fell. “Where ?” I yelled, and he said that the same young man had informed him that the railroad ran close to the spot where the great Indian warner fell and slept. “It’ll be a powerful favor to me aa’ Samuel if yell point out the spot,” urged the old lady, placing her hand on my arm. How oumld I go back ow what that brasen young man had said I The old folks bad made up their minds tome the spot, and if I didn’t show it to them they might worry for weeks, and they might think the young man had lied, or that I wasn’t posted in tho historic spots of my own State. Lor9 forgive me, but a mile farther on I pointed out a hill and said: “Behold the last resting place of the great Tecumseh Y* “Think of it, Hamler, just think of it I” exclaimed the old man, “right there is where they got him I” “Mercy ! bnt it don’t seem possible I” she ejaculated, and she had to get oat her snuff box before she oould recover from the shock. The eld gentleman said he had a particular interest in seeing the spot, becense he knew the man thak.killed Ta-cumseh^-used to live right by him. He BsfiWt been an awful Injun/’ blowed the body up with a powder I I wanted to get away aller I ing that something worse was but she insisted upon my f of snuff, and so I kept my were just beyond Brighton, old man came at me like a i with: “Now, then, how for is it to the where they found the Babes in Woods 7” I wanted to get out of it, but ho# could I f „ That young man had deliberately lied to these nice old fofks, and I hadn’t the moral courage to tall ’em so and thus had to make a liar of myself. It’s awful to deceive any one, especially a good old man and a fat and motherly old lady, on their way to the tomb. “That’s—yea—that’s the spot!” Isaid as we came to a dark piece of woods. “Think of thfat, Banner!” ho said, his head out of the window: “think of them babies being found in there I “Yes, it was tearful!” she replied; “seems as if I could almost see them stubbing about in there now I” There was another historic spot of which the young man had told them, but they had forgotten it, and I was gever more thankful. They kept quiet jintil the brakesman yelled out “Lansing,” and then the old man bobbed up aud exclaimed: “Lansing—Lansing— why, here’s where they hung Tom Collins, ain’t It?”* ♦ He explained that Tom Collins, a Chicago desperado had murdered oleven old women and drank their blood for his liver complaint, and after being hunted for miles and miles, had at length been captured at Lansing, cut to pieces by the infuriated populace, and then left hanging to a tree. I had to point out the tree. It was i|tU|l||lrtfiMi kite had lodged in its branches. - “There’s whar’ they hung him, Banner I” said th a old man, stretching his ‘neck. “And there’s some of his shirt left yet I” exclaimed the old lady, and as I backed out of th3 car the good old man was remarking that he was going to ask the train boy if he didn’t have the pamphlet “Life of Tom Collins,” so that he could get further particulars.—Detroit Free Prest. are names on the polling Ikt, all the ballots shall be returned co the box and.       f t thoroughly mixed, and one cf the Man- broke in the old lady* “for the young agers, or the clerk, shell, Without see-j on** be didn’t die till they had eat ing the baroto, draw therefrom as many) off his head, and feel, and banda, and In the South A Good Frail Country. If the question is meant to mean a country abounding in good fruits, we must sadly answer, nou Nothing astonishes the stranger more when travelling In the South, or on first settling hare, than the scarcity of good fruits ; and the impression produced by the circumstance, that the Sooth is not a good country for fruit, is confirmed by people themselves, and especially by the formers, who, with a few exceptions, of coarse, wifi toil him that beyond seed. ling peaches, Chickasaw plums, and Scnpperoong grapes, fruits don’t do well here. The few who have understandingly tried the experiment of raising other and superior fruits, however, know better. We have shown again ami •gain to these pages and elsewhere, ani demonstrated it in the field, that the South ia one of the best of nil fruit countries, sud others have done the atma Will not our readers melts up their minds to plant, at least a few fruit tree* and grape vines Ibis foil— and to take care of them after they shall have been planted. Do you who are Pattons bear in mind, as you should, the injunctions of the ritual of your Order, in reference to planting frolic and flowers f—ffwal Carotin*** fim October. modestly styles John.” world’s man work. havdest job on hand A ^ hie u enness, end, mayor aud was Italian c;" lord_ widow. When! don’t go on merely exchange the “Do you think that 1 die.” to be Is stop ie Proctor ie . MT Heaven, aeeording 1 Vermont clergyman, miles from the earth, being good at eights iog. He says it’s too o— A Michigan farmer he is net receiving half speeches this j{ear force, and he hee f contract with a The rice crop of Charleston will foil short of that of last, ;