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- RKAL IS8UB.ll j .. .
: If all the New York Tribune insists
upon should turn out to be true in
regard to the cipher telegrams it
would prove what ? Firstjj that the
Radical scoundrels in Florida were
. ready lo sell out for $50,000. Second,
that Tilden's friend agreed jto' the!
.purchase Third, that the Democrats
did not buy, but the Radicals) did, for
they got the votes. This is all it can
establish. But there is no proof, as
far as we have seen, that Tilden was
a party to the purchase, j We give
below those cipher telegrams and the
pretended translation or reading of
the Tribune, which are supposed to
implicate Mr. Tilden. Mantcn Mar
ble is accused of addressing the fol
lowing very remarkable language to
a distinguished citizen of New Yorkj'
Samuel J. Tilden: j t -j
" 'Half twelve may less thirty eleven win
ning ten additional seven for give lieuten
uotsixteen Russia N I
Which, beiqg translated, means
'iHay Wooley hundred thousand dollars
less half for Tilden additional Board mem
"To which the white-souled Samuel re-;
" 'Manton Marble: ' I
" 'Lima should important to ouce be cod-.
cert council and letter if triut you then very
no no Warsaw can Cox done lime him di
vided act only Bolivia with and consult
here.' . ; ; ' ! ! .
' Which, being also translated, reads
' 'ATanton Marble, Tallahassee, Fla.l
'Telegram here. Proposition accepted
if done only once. Better consult with
Woolly and act in concert. You can trust
him. Time very important, and there
should be no divided councils;
Manton Marble can explain if he
' really knows anything about them.
It is in order for him to tell hik story. -Mr.
Tilden prefers to test the j matter;
in .he courts, if Jay Gould or any,
man with money will charge him di .
rectly with complicity in the corrupt,
attempt to buy a State which had al
ready voted for .him. il i
But it is useless for the Iribune
and its Radical allies to try to blind
the people or get up excitement that
will draw off public attention from
the real matter at issue. The; people
of the United States elected Samuel
J. Tilden President of the jUnited
Slates. The Radical leaders went
to work and deliberately cheated
them out of the office, J and put
in by fraud their man Hayes. To
do this two States were stolen. They
bought np in both the rascally Re
turning Boards by the free! use of
money. That is the simple truth,
and all the Radical papers in the
country can not avoid the stern issue
that has been made. The great rape
of Florida and Louisiana 1 must be
atoned for, and nothing short of the
death of the rotten, corrupt and de
caying Radical party can satisfy the
outraged people. j
Mr. Tilden may or may not have
been willing to pay a set of j scoun
drels not to rob him and the people.
vVhether he did or not is not the ques
lion in which the people are interested
specially now. They know that a
.great fraud was perpetrated; they
know that "the freedom of tbB ballot
was invaded; they know that their
choice was cheated ont of hii rights
and his office to which they; elected
liim by a majority of a quarter of a
million of votes; they know thafr the
man who now sits in the Presidential
chair is there not by their will, but
through a stupendous crime that was
committed against civilization: Know
ing this, they will see to it 'that no
such outrage is again repeated, and
that the voice of the American peo
ple shall be supreme. It will! be well
if the ibull-dozers heed the warning
and "stand from under." J . -
So all this dust kicked tup about
oothing compared with 'the great cor
ruption and crime', of jthe Radical
party. It is but , a' dropVpompared
with an ocean a grain of sand com
pared with all the grains of sand that
compose the globe. No1 one :will bc
deceived, no one " wiiribe lea away
from the crying fact that the) Radi
cals stole the Presidency, ; aqd tnatj
Hayes holds his office through; a stu4
peodotis fraud, jind , outrage practiced
upui tut) lrueuieu oi Amenca.j-if if. J
: Mr Tilden: is i not? the prominent
maii in American politics no r, and,
what' Tie did ia ijd canftbt al er the
magnitude and infamy of the crimes
committed by the Radicals i in the
same year. j He is riot oh trial before
tte American jple, tlutrlie ian
wno Biisjtniu piape, ana .holds Jis
Office - trDrighteouslyrr together with!
his confederates in crime, : are b4fore
tne Darot the country to be tried for
their iniquities. We cannot j doubt
the verdict of the country i in 1880.
Already the voice of the people has
been partially heard, and thje , con
demnation is certain.
But whilst the cipher telegrams of
the Tribune are just now occupying
so much space in the public prints,
the cipher dispatches long in 'posses
sion of - the Democratic managers
should not be lost sight of. It
ought never to be forgotten that the
Chandlers sent sundry jtelegrams in
cipher to their tools at work in steal
ing the Florida vote. Some of these
dispatches were laid before the Inves
tigating Committee of the House of
Representatives. They have been
long known, and it is a good time to
bring them out whilst the Radicals
are kicking up such a hellabaloo over
the Tribune translations of the so
called Tilden cipher telegrams. We
give some of these Radical ciphers,
but not translated, and. they are quite
as interesting as those occupying pub
lic attention: ' ! j
Tallahassee, November; 12, 1876. M.
A. Clancy, 5th Av. Hotel, K. Y. : Doctors
plenty; rainy weather. Is sea smooth? Have
Jones ready. ' " - W. Ef Chandler.
Talla , 13 W. A. Clancy, 5th Ave.
Hotel, N. Y. : Florida swarming with pro
minent Democrats. Send some Republican
lawyers and eminent men. Send Jones to
E. A. Rollins, Philadelphia. Have Arthur.
William warm. Men acting sold.
W. Ej Chandler
Washington. D. C. 13i Hon. W. E.
Chandler, Tallahassee, Fla.j Dispatch re
ceived. Jones goue to Philada. Harney
all along the line sea safe cotton high
stiffen oranges men comingi .
It. CHANDLER, UUmn.
Talla., 13. S. B. Packard, New Or
leans: Has Kellogg my letter T Must know
positively about cotton . ,1
I W. EjCHANPLEB.
Nov. 13, 1876. To Colonel Ijlanuel
Govin, Key West, Fla.: Will have funds
from Washington in ten days. Draw only
fifteen days1 sight. Our success certain. -
W. J. JrtTBMAN.
- - i
Tallahassek, Nov. 27, 1876. 2. Chan
dler, Washington, D. C: William Robin
son is in! small cherries; probably shall not
need nlm; apples about, twenty; best to be
ready for any emergency, j j
W . Hi. CHANDLER.
THE STATE PAIR.
The third day (Wednesday) is
represented in the Raleigh papers as
a "grand success. " There was a big
crowd, numbered at six thousand, be
the same more or less. The exhibi
tion is worse than last year. The News
'The parade and review;
of the troops
was the most
(the State Guard) yesterday
imposing ceremony ever' seen ; here in time
of peace. In the formation the troops were
in command of General iManly,! Senior
Brigadier, the First Brigade being com
manded by colonel it. u. nancocK, me
Second by General M. P. Taylor) Lieu
tenant Colonel Cotton acted! as Colonel of
the First Regiment, and Major H. P. Jones
as Lieutenant Colonel. The line being
properly formed, arms were presented, after
which . the Governor and the Staff made
the proper inspection, passing by the flank
of the command. Taking position in front,
the march past in columns Of platoons be
gan. This was the most imposing martial
pageant ever seen here.and the Commander-in-Chief
expressed his pleasure at the bear
ing and appearance of Carolina's gallant
soldiers.'' J j
There was racing, of jcourse. The
Raleigh Graded School presented the
Bingham Cadets with a flag through
Captain John E. Dugger. Major
Robbins responded. The Agricultu
ral Society met at night. Mrj E. B.
Engelhard won the gun in the shoot
ins match. Mr. John! Creech was
" The exact complexion of the next
Legislature is now known. It is as
follows, according to
the ' Raleigh
avitol " . . I. . .;
Democratic majority on Joint ballot 56.
What has become of the Indepen
dents who were elected does not ap
pear to be known. Swallowed up,
we suppose, by that tidal wave that
is in motion. "Gone elimmering like
a school-boy's dream; the wonder of
an houri "
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WILMINGTON, N. C, FRIDAY. OCTOBER 25.. 1878.
TIIiDKR AND HIARBi.K. ;
Our telegraphic, dispatches of yes
terday informed our readers that Mr.
Tilden bad appeared, in 'a card in
which he ; denies any ; knowledge of
the existence of tte cipher telegrams,
and declares that he has no informal
tioh concerning, them fip only that
derived from their publication.- We
understand that he makes a. ;flat,jex
plicit .denial of, being 'implicated in
any w'ayjj iii either sending or receiv-
ing them, and that he never so muofal
as heard , of them until, they', were
published in the-Tribune. ! We think
the country ! jiffll. believe Mr. Til-f
den in ' preference i to his enemies
and i traducers. i Certainly we jnnst
have better'evidencB to convict;
him of corruption thanlWiettmonyj
&JmJkWliJi;ji mplaeable. Aheet aa(
or its so-called transla
cipher telegrams. As
neutral ' a paper as the
tiori of the
Baltimore Sun is known to be, can
not accept the Tribune's evidence to
show fraud on the part of Marble
and others. It says:
"It is only when the attempt is made to
show fraud and bargain the endeavor is
made by putting a forced (and the lowest
and basest) construction upon arbitrary
words which have no relation to the regu
lar sequence system of cipher . adopted,
that the deciphering breaks down, the rules
are abandoned, and a translation Is forced
which has no necessary relation at all to the
regular system, but is, on the contrary, al
together gratuitous and assumed."
Mr. Mauton Marble is also ont in
a letter in which he positively denies
the charges made against him. The
New York World thus refers to his
"Mr. Marble's letter, printed in our news
columns, was not necessary to assure any
one who knows him that he was incapable
of acting, in Florida or anywhere else,
otherwise than as becomes a man of honor.
His denial that he discussed with favor or
toleration,' or at all, any propositions look
ing to the purchase on behalf of Mr. Tilden
of that very marketable commodity, a
Florida Republican politician, will be ac
cepted without question, except by such
persons as are predetermined to disbelieve
it." , i :
Mr. Marble ! acknowledges that he
received propositions from the scoun
drels to sell certificates, but he pe
remptorily declined to so much as
It is quite certain that the Florida
thieves were ready to trade, bat they
could not find purchasers venal
enough among the Democrats, so
they stuck to the Radicals to whom
they sold out bag and baggage.
THE STATE PAIR.
Thousands of persons attended on
Thursday. Hon. Wm. M. Robbins
was chosen Wednesday night to fill
the place of Senator Thurman who
was to have delivered the agricultu
ral address, but was detained by a
recent attack of sickness. The Ob
server says. i
"Without any preparation, but speaking
from his, own feelings and strong convic
tions, he eloquently appealed to the young'
men of the country to work for success
through 'the nobility of labor.' The
words of advice that he gave will sink into
the hearts of the people, and they will re
member the gallant man who gave them."
There) were two running and one
trotting race. : Blue Wing won the
last; time 2:47f, 2:46, 2:46. The
$500 purse, running race,' was won by
Pope's Swannanoa, in two straight
heats j time 3:35. There was also a
hurdle race, which was won by Car
ter's Astral, j
The Observer says:
'The only military event of the day was
the competitive practice by the teams of
five men from each company, who shot for
three prizes. The first was for the fine flag
last year won by the Wilmington Light
Infantry. This was borne off by the fine
team of the Hornet's Nest Riflemen. The
Second Regiment seems determined to keep
the colors, having won them four times.
The second prize, a military rifle, was won
by a private ot the Albemarle Rifles, who
was also so fortunate as to win the third
prize, a handsome plume. The target prac
tice was in charge of Lieut. Col. John W.
Cotten, of the First Regiment."
There were' also, some trials of
speed. In the glass-ball tournament
Mr. E. J. Parrwh, of Durham, won
the Greener gun. Parrish (repre
senting Bradley) and Creech and
Steele were tied. In the final score
Parrish hit five balls at five shots. -
Concerning the opposition to Col.
Waddell, the only question to be de
termined now is this: Will Canaday;
ultimately withdraw in favdr of Rus
sell, or is Russell running as a Cana
day side-show in the hope of getting
enough Democratic votes to elect
Nothing occurred at the Fair on
Friday speoially noticeable. There
was a good deal of racing; but the
time was ordinary. Mrs. S. G. Wil
son, of Granville, as she has done for
many years, led all others in her ex
hibition of elegant preserves, pickles,
jellies, &o. She exhibited 120 speci
mens. ' ' ' ' : '
THE THIBD DISTRICT.
The 'importance of carrying this
District' isT' attracting attention in
other parts of the. State. The Ala-
mahce Gn, a j'udicioaJ and ever
active- Demdoritid'berih its last
issue, made 'the follbwMg; acute and
timely remarks. which we commend
to our Democratic readers' especially :
i "ii now appeare mat uoi.'waadeii is to
have very, determined - andjt may be dan-.
geroua opposition m the Third District, w . .
P. Canaday; J unquestionably-the strongest
Republican iq tbatctutrict, jbias beeji quietly
nominated by the executive committee of
his nartv.iand:iir command tha nil TR-
Jublican strepgth. D. L. Russell, the ex
udge, and a man who it is said possesses :
very considerable ability, 'has suddenly-become
a Greepbacker and wjli.e formally
ouuuoBwtru sucn oy cooTenuon c&uea
to assemble o the 17th of thrts month, is
already on the stump, his purpose of course
being to take" Democratic votes from Col..
WaddehV; RosseU . bas ibeea ' a very;
bitter Republican. The Greenback move
In 'North Carolina is in the interest
of ; Republicans; I it is an effort , to
accomplish - indirectly . what they
are powerless to do directly, and has its
origin with Republicans. Will our people
be deceived by it ? Trust no man who is
now preaching the failure of both parties.
In North Carolina, at least, the Democratic
party is the greenback party, and has been
by the votes of its representatives in Con
gress, both in the House and Senate.before
such a thing as an effort to establish a dis
tinct party was heard of. It is a trick
born of the desperate condition of the Re
publicans. The Democratic party must be
divided or there is no chance for them, so
they detail persons from their own ranks,
or they make a tool of some Democrat,
when they can find one willing to serve
them, to sow dissensions from which they
gather their only hope of success. , Will
Democrats be deceived ?"
i Since this was written the Conven
tion has met and done as prophesied.
The two leading Republicans of the
District are now candidates for the
same office. All that is said by the
Gleaner we indorse. The safety and
prosperity of the country depend ab
solutely upon the triumph of Demo
cratic principles." The Convention
that nominated Judge Russell is said
to have been mostly composed of
Radicals. He has been identified
with the opposition during all those
troublous and dark days when North
Carolina was made to tread the wine
press of Radical wrath and persecu
tion. If elected he would be power
less to further the best interests of
the country only so far as he honest
ly cooperated with the stiong and
triumphant Democratic party.
It is simply a matter for grave
suspicion when j we see these two
staunch supporters of Grantism run-
ning in the same race against, the one
Democratic candidate Col. Wad
We do not suppose that any real
Democrat will be deceived or enticed
from his fidelity to his old tried and
true party. We look for a good re
port on November 5th. If Col. Wad
dell is not elected - by an increased
majority it will be owing to lethargy
on the part of his political and per
sonal friends. The Stab at least pro
poses to do its duty.
There are hopeful indications of
improvement in the business of the
oountry, and there is need for it
when we look at the failures in the
United States during the last nine
months. The telegraph gave the
failures on Tuesday for the last quar
ter, j In nine months there were 8,
678 failures, with $197,000,000 of
liabilities. During the same period
of 1877 there were 6,565 failures,
with $141,000,000 of liabilities. There
is improvement j in the price of real
estate in Chicago. In San Francisco
a similar improvement has taken
place. In New Hampshire the out
look is more hopeful. The Manches
ter Mirror says there is a greater de
mand for farm, property. It says
that more farms have changed hands
in the Granite State during the past
nine months than during any other
period of the same length for the
past two hundred years. The de
mand for eligible f arms is not con
fined by any means to New Hamp
shire. j The official vote of Ohio shows
that the opposition have a majority
of 50,352 over the Republicans. The
latter polled 274,120 votes; the Dem
ocrats 270,966. The Republicans only
beat the Democrats 3,154 votes. The
Nationals polled 38,332; Robinson,
Prohibitionist 5,674. With such a
showing why cannot the Democrats
carry Ohio in the Presidential i cam
paign of 1880? It is almost certain
that Judge Thurman could unite the
opposition elements and carry the
State by a large majority. The Dem
ocrats have eleven members of Con
gress; Republicans nine, as before
reported. " T "
i New York has contributed $161,
350 65 to the Southern sufferers, ex
clusive of immense quantities of clo
f be Greenback Convention I ITeacer
.y. .' T
The Greenbackers of this Congressional
District met in Convention t the Court
House, in this city, yesterday at noon.!
From what we could .learn nearly every
county in the District was represented with;
a mixture of white , and j colored delegates. :
Captain Frank M. Wooten called the Con
vention to order, after which Mr. W. L.
Riven bark, of Pender1, was made perma
nent Chairman, and Mr. Marion Moore, of
Pender, Secretary, the young county receiv
ing all .the honors in the selection of offiV
cers. A committee on Credentials was ap
pointed, which was a long time in .report-1
ing, after which a committee on Nomina
tions was selected. This committee re
tired, and during their absence an ad
journment for a . short ... time was talked
of, which had 'the effect f causing:
nearly all but the delegaten to leave the;
room. In the meantime the committee rev
turned and reported aniajority of 'votes In'
favor of ex-Judge RusseJ, the young Rad
ical war-horse, whereupon it was resolved
to make the nomination of Judge Russell
unanimous. One county (Columbus), it is
understood, was for Mr.. Tripler Child, of
this city, an intelligent, hard-working:
mechanic, and his nomination would have,
been in accordance with the doctrines and
principles advocated by the party, not
looking near so much like a trick to pull
the wool over the eyes of the Democrats,
and make them believe that there are to be
three candidates in the field, a Democrat, a
Republican and a Greenbacker.
A committee was appointed to wait upon
the ex-Judge, inform him of his nomina
tion, &c, and in a few: minutes be made
his appearance in the Court House, accept
ed the nomination without the least hesita
tion or effort to show that it was an unex
pected honor, denounced both the other
political parties, and declared his expects
tion. that be would be elected to Congress.
He warned the people neither to vote for;
Col. Waddell nor Mr. Canaday.and nothing
could be mor natural than for him to do so.
There seems to be considerable disap
pointment and surprise at the above nomi
nation among that class of people who
believed that something was meant by the
oft-repeated declarations ' of prominent
Greenbackers, that no politicians or "party
hacks" would ever get a nomination for an
office at their hands, but that they should
be bestowed upon men taaen irom tne
plough and anvil, the "honest, hardy sons
A Colloquy that Happened.
Scene Wilmington; hour 2 o'clock P.
M. Two citizens meet.
Firtt Cit. Any news from the Green
Second Cit.'-They do say that that horny
handed ton of soil Daniel L. Russell has
been nominated for Congress. . f
First Cit. You don't say so! What, a
"horny-handed ton of soil?" Probably you'
mean a horny-handed son of toil?" j
Second Cit. Well; something of the sort
a bony-banded ton of soil, or a horny
handed son of toil, or something of the
A. Cneerfnl Relic. :; ,
Mr. J. P. Gibson, of Adamsville, ; 8. C,
has laid on our table a piece of the rope
used in hanging John Locklear, the noted
robber and murderer of Robeson county,
said to be the last of the "Lowrey Gang,"
who was hung at Bennettsville, S. C, on
the 23rd of August last, for the murder of
Frank Bryce, an Irish pedler, on Monday,
the 25th of February, 1878, near Red Bluff,
Marlboro county, 0. C. His brother, Neill
Locklear, and his brother-in-law, Pompey
Easterling, were executed at the same time
and place. We propose cutting up the
fragment of "death-cord" into small pieces
and sending them to delinquent subscribers.
Longevity In Pender. 1
A correspondent informs us that Mr.
Elisha Larrance, aged 97 years, departed
this life at his home near Leesburg, Pender
county, on Tuesday, the 15th inst ; and on
Wednesday, the 16th, Mr. Isaac Blanton,
aged 92 years, a resident of the sanRrneigh
borhood, passed away. Our correspon
dent states that they were "both good and
true men." j
Personal an Political.
Hon. A. M. Waddell arrived here from
Fayetteville yesterday j morning. He is'
suffering from a severe sore throat, occa
sioned by frequent speaking. We are re
quested to state that his appointments in
Harnett and Sampson counties will.be filled
by Mr. J. H. Myrover. Col. Waddell hopes
to be able to fill his other engagements
himself. ! 1
The death of little Isaac. B. Grainger,
coming so soon after the death of the la
mented father, is peculiarly sad and touch
ing. 'While still suffering the agony inci
dent to the loss of a fond and devoted hus
band, the widowed mother is called on to
give up another of her household trea
sures, a sweet little boy named after the
father, and for this reason doubly dear to
her and to all her friends. Ms. Grainger
has the warm and cordial sympathy; of an
entire community in her terrible afflictions.
One of the Very Beat.
. IMorganton Blade.
The Wilmington Stab has entered
upon its 12 th volume, ; and we are
pleased to notioe still continues on
the road to success, j We esteem the
Stab very highly, regarding it as one
of the very best newspapers that
oomes to this office. Its news columns
are always a little fuller than those
of any other of our exchanges, and its
editorial department is - conducted
with muoh ability. )
To tne Demoeratle-Coneervatlve party
v ' L of north Carolina. ;
The State 'Executive Committee
congratulates the -' Democratio-Con-servative
party t of North Carolina;
upon the result of the recent Con-j
gressional . elections, at . the North.:
These elections ckly indicate three
tnings wmcn are or consequence to:
us: First, that the people of this
oountry are dissatisfied with the Re-!
publican party, and are unwilling for;
the Republican leaders to . afflict usl
longer with ' their rninous measures
and fraudulent practices. Second,'
that the Nationals do not meet1 with'
popular favor, and, as a separate
organization, - have utterly failed toi
impress themselves upon the oountry;
and lastly, that the star or the JLem-
ooratic party is still in the ascendant,!
and. the. people are looking to that
party as tne only one capable or re-.
storing prosperity to ibe country, and:
able to administer the government on
those 'constitutional and iust ' prin-i
ciple8, which are essential alike to the
happiness of our citizens and to the
perpetuity of .our institutions. Thus
in the elections held in eight States
the Republicans have lost twelve
members of Congress; the Nationals
have elected four; and the Democrats
have elected twenty-three, and have
gained seven. .
These facts demonstrate that the
people intend to invest the Demo
cratic party with the control of, the
National Government. The Senate
of the next Congress will be Demo
cratic by a considerable majority,and
it is only necessary for the Democrats
of the South to remain steadfast in
their allegiance to our organization.
and our triumph will be complete.
It is for us to determine Whether
the banner on which are inscribed
Reconciliation, Home Rule and Fi
nancial Reform,sh all trail in the dust,,
or shall be borne on to victory.
Every consideration of interest, 'of
policy and of patriotism, then, urge
us to prepare immediately for the ap
proaching political struggle.
Be assured, fellow-citizens, that
without preparation it will be impos
sible to achieve success.
Let us not by our apathy, bur luke
warmness and indifference postpone
the accession to power of that party
which alone has been able to cheok
Republican corruption and to arrest
the progress of our government to
wards a centralized despotism.
Let ns be steadfast in our devotion
to principle, true to our organization
and endeavor by every means to dis
countenance those independents and
disorganizes who oppose our worthy
standard-bearers, freely and fairly
chosen by the Democratic ; party in
- In particular do we- xlesiratS re-4
peat what we. have so i6f ten urged
the necessity of thorough local or
ganization. It is the township com
mittees who are , charged with the
most important of all party duties.
To them is committed the duty of su
pervising the election,and of devising
means to bring oat every Democratic
voter to the polls. They ought to
meet frequently and advise and take
counsel together how best to promote
the fortunes of the party, on whose
success depends so largely the pros
perity of themselves and their poster
ity. In every township, in every
neighborhood, there ought to be ap
pointed a committee of active, effi
cient and prudent party-men, Who
will undertake to see ; that every
Democrat in the precinct comes to the
polls and casts his. ballot for our nom
inee. We therefore urge this upon
the township committees; and if in
any township it is neglected, we ap
peal to our Democratic friends there
to send their conveyances for all their
neighbors who might not otherwise
attend the polls.
Let it be clearly understood in
every locality that he who fails to
vote for ' our nominee, gives half a
vote to the Republican party, and
that the Conservative who casts his
ballot for an Independent is 'taking
the surest means to break up and de
stroy the only party which can give
relief to our afflicted country. We
warn our fellow citizens that great
ends cannot be accomplished except
at the cost of some inconvenience,
and often through the sacrifice of our
personal preferences; and we appeal
to every man who has I the good of
the people at heart to give a portion
of one day to his country, and, subor
dinating his ; individual preferences,
oast his ballot for the nominee of the
For the Committee: i
S. A. Ashe, Chm'n.
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SPRAKS FROM TBB WASHINGTON
The question is, not who tried
to steal the Presidency, but who stole it.
Lynching negroes in Indiana
is a "social disorder." In the South it is a
The Democratic political whirl
wind of October will be but as a zephyr in
comparison with that ef November.
j Boutwell is howling about "De
mocratic inflationists." It was Boutwell
wno mnated tne currency by reissuing
$20,000,000. of greenbacks that he had so
legal ngnt to issue.
Some crazy Radicals are calling
on Mr. Hayes to- re-establish military rule
in some of the Southern States. Behind
the act stands the Impeacher, a fact which
nobody knows better than Mr. Hayes.
Mr. J. B; Hnssey, of Statesville,
while in the mountains recently, was given
by Mr. R. J. Bauguss, of Trap Hill, Wilkes
county, an apple weighing 26 ounces. He
brought it home with him,donated it to the
Baptist Church to be ramed.and it brought
$5. ; Mr. Marshall Mott won it. ; This from
Tb6; case of Lewis Taylor,
charged with killing Calvin Etheridge in
Wayne, was . removed to -Duplin and set
for November 19th.A Alfred Lan-gston. in
dicted lor killipg a man . pained, Thomas,
submitted to ' a xerdicV of maeelaugbter.
and was sentenced to the -penitentiary for
ten years, as' we learn froto lMessenger.
The Raleigh yjC&ota&e . reports
revivals as follows: Mattamuskeet Circuit.
8T conversions and 69 accessions; Asheboro
circuit, 123 conversions, 72 accessions; Mt.
Airy, 25 conversions; 20 accessions; War
renton, 5 accessions; Albemarle circa it, 56
professions and 43 accessions: Stokes cir
cuit, 20 converts, 23 accessions; ToiSDot,
10 conversions, r; :. -? -. - . .
The Asheville Pioneer pays a
high compliment to the preaching ability
of the- eolofel Methodist- Bishou.; 8. T.
Jones. , It Bays: "His sermon is spoken of
by every one -who beard it, as one of the
ablest and most eloquent ever preached in
Asheville. His sermon on Suuday, at the
Chapel of the Female College, was attended
by quite a number of white people, land
was pronounced powerful in . argument,
beautiful- in imagery and illustration,
polished and scholarly in diction, and elo
quent in delivery." ;
Hillsboro Recorder : We learn-
from the coroner that the contents of the
stomach' of'lhe woman; wife of Lewis .
Carlton, '.submitted to: Mr. - Redd, of , the
University,,have been analyzed and a re
port made thereon which; will be submitted
cUiriQK tne. present week.! The result snows
the presence of corrosive J sublimate in
quantities-sufficient to cause death; aud
also a considerable quantity of poundtd
glass. - Suspicion has attached from the
first to Louis Carlton, now in jail for bur
Uoldsboro Messenger: Hie
march of improvement is still going on in
our town. Five new two-story brick build -
ings are in the course of construction ou
Walnut street. A i negro boy, five
years old, died in this town Tuesday night.
irom a too tree indulgence in whiskey.; A
most pitiful death, indeed. Wayne
Superior Court closed its labors for tbe
term. Wednesday evening, and enough is to
say that His Honor Judge McKoy and our
excellent Solicitor carry with them the best
opinions of our citizens.
A meeting was recently held at
Pine Grove Meeting House, Swannanoa, to
raise money for the building of a college.
The Asheville Pioneer says five hundred
people were present. Off -hand speeches
were made by Cant. Thos.3ohnson, Cant.
Natt Atkinson, Capt. Melvin E. Carter,
Gen. Clingman and Col. Tom .Long. Be
tween one and two thousand dollars were
subscribed unconditionally, with a propo- '
sition of a thousand more, if allowed to
name the site. It is a noticeable fact that
there were three "Captains" on hand.
Tbe Asheville Pioneer has this
to say of a well known i Baptist minister.
Kev. r(. B. Cobb: We first knew him as
"Parson Cobb," the religious representative
of the Second North Carolina Regiment of
the Confederate army. ! We soldiers, in
those days, bad our prejudices against him
who did not carry a musket, but Parson
Cobb won our respect and esteem by his
zeal and devotion. He risked bullets to min
ister to the wounded, and defied the pest
house to attend the sick and afflieted. And ,
after that his words of Christian advice were 1
listened to and heeded by maty a hardy
Shelby Aurora'. Hog cholera is
raging among the hogs in some sections of
this county. At a meeting of the
trustees of the King's Mountain Baptist
Female College, held in this place on the
7th instant, it was decided to locate tho
site for that building on the old base ball
ground last three-fourths of a mile south
of the courthouse. ... One man took a
chair to the field te sit in when he picked
cottony another stole $2.50 from the yellow
lever sufferers, and, another took an old
hen to town with him to eat the shattered
oats when he fed his horse, but the man
who gave two old negroes five cents apiece
for finding and delivering to him $20 that
he had lost and hunted a half day for, is a
little ahead of any of the others.
The Hillsboro Recorder says the
body of a colored man, who died in 1877
suddenly at Durham, was recently exhumed
by the coroner and the stomach sent to
Professor Redd, of the University, for
analysis. A woman in jail for the murder
of Nancy Blackwell, colored, of Durham,
is suspected. The . investigation by Dr.
Wilson and the jury demonstrated beyond
the shadow of a doubt the administration
of poison by the wife, Beck Lyon ; and
administered too at different times at last
with fatal result. She ! will therefore be
chargeable with two murders.
Oxford Iree Lance: Rev. J. T.
Gibbs, assisted by Rev. Mr. Thompson, of
the Granville Circuit, is conducting quite
an interesting revival at Shady Grove.
Great interest is manifested, and the meet
ing promises to be one of great benefit.
For some time past Mr. R W. Lassi-
ter, of this place, has been in correspon
dence with certain influential parties in the
East, having in view the introduction of
marl in Granville and other counties of this
section. We learn, however, that owing to
the fact that the railroads have thus far re
fused to arrange a satisfactory freight lariff
the project has been abandoned for the
Raleigh News: We learn that
whilst the Edgecombe Guards were wait
ing for the train at the North Carolina de
pot last evening, two of the company, had
a difficulty which soon came to bluws.One
of the participants ran his bayonet through
the cheek of tbe other,' making an ugly
wound. They were soon separated and the
company left directly after.- As many of
these warriors had been fighting John Bar
leycorn all the afternoon, it is not surprising
that somebody got hurt, j - "The Gover
nor received a telegram, yesterday after
noon,; stating that Mrs. Vance's condition
was worse, and he left for Charlotte on the
5.30 P. M. train. i Major Bingham's
Cadets have been cordially invited by the
President of the Roanoke and Tar River
Agricultural Society to attend the fair at
Weldon, Tuesday week.
Fayetteville Gazette. Manches
ter, in this county, sent through Mr. Geo.
H. Haigb $50 to the yellow fever sufferers.
This is a generous gift for a small neighbor
hood like Manchester, j The Cumber
land fair stands, par excellence, the best
county fair in North Carolina, and we arc
confident that it will sustain its enviable
reputation this falL - There was a very
light frost last Sunday morning hardly
perceptible but an undeniable one , on .
Monday, 14th, whitening barn and stable
roofs, &c, but not making much showing
on the ground. The cotton businets
of Fayetteville has shown unusual activity
and vigor this season. Tbe price has been
kept up in this market to a remarkable ex
tent, and tbe receipts have been much larger
than they were for the same time last year.
Up to yesterday, 16th instn they amounted
to 2,892 bales. Messrs. J. D. Williams &
Co. have shipped nearly 1,500 bales, ahd
have had a line of drays carrying cotton to
the river day after day for weeks. A
correspondent writes to us,, giving some re
markable information regarding Mr. Henry
Sessoms, of Blockersville, in this county.
He will have attained the extraordinary age
of 105 years sometime during this month.
He is tbe grandfather of Mr. Kelly 1 Ses
soms, a well-known and esteemed citizen
of the county. The old gentleman was
never beyond the borders of the State of
North Carolina; be retains his mental facul
ties to a wonderful degree, but his sight is
very dim, and he is almost entirely deaf.
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