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WILMINGTON, N. C, THURSDAY KORNING, SEPTEMBER 9, 1869.
THIS WILMINGTON POST.
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The: loss by the late fire in Goldaboro
amounts to $20,000. ' j,
Heiusbergcr offers, lots of new books and
stationery of all sorts.
Among the members of the New Bern so
ciety for- assasihation is a lawyer named Mon
roe. ! . ' , '
- -m a l1 1 1 '
VEx-Gov. Worth died last oaiuruay
Raleigh. ' '
The Rutherford Vlidhdori refers to the
pushing on of thj Railroad with great cn-
Raleigh is getting ready for a rush of vis
itors on the occasion of the State agricul
Notice. The following persons are re
quested to call on General Rutherford : Isaac
Windate, Sampson Fay, Rhoda Dobsou, IIoI
ley Williams, William Dobson.
f 1 1 :
The Jewish New Year began on Sunday
afternoon. It is a two days' and is. one of
the moot closely observed in the Jewish
Calendar. Our Hebrew fellow-citizens ob
served the clay by closing their places of
business and in other ways.
In our advertising columns Dr. Cowlcs
gives notice ot a meeting of the stockhold
ers of the Wilmington Charlotte and Ruth
erford Railroad Corapauy, to be held in
Charlotte 20th Prox
The Raleigh Sentinel states that the N. C.
Laud Co. are selling lands to immigrants
allmost evejy day, in the eastern, middle and
western parts of the State. Last week jthe
Company effected a sale of several hundred
acres in the vicinity of Raleigh, to two
rrentlcmen, the Messrs. Perry, one from
Rhode Island and one from Connecticut.
'The absence of both layor Neff and Mr.
French ironi the city made it necessary for
the Board of Aldermen to elect one of their
iir tn fill the vacant plasc. Alderman
Sorvoss declining to sery, Alderman Jones
was elected, and lie nas me rcsu.-ui .i
.Vodd citizens, notwithstanding the very low
Remarks made by; JWn reporter regard
ing the acting Mayor
iMi'OKTAtfT, Aiuiests. Sheriff Howell. of
Kobcson county, arriveu m iunu jwuaj
bringing ' Henderson Oxcndinc, one of the
. nf mill' derers aud robbers of the late
Tteubcn King ; also two others, Jack Glover
and Simon McMillan, cuargca witu tuc
crime of rape upon a coiorea gin.
Sheriff Howell would express his th auks
to 3Iajor W. J. Gilbert of Red Banks, and
-r-.x inpiir Efn.. tor their Ycrv able as-
sistance in bringingo justice the criminaU
who have given so uiucu iroumc.
fru0 .nirirtv of Robeson is fortunate in hay
1 uv j
in such efficient officers as Sheriff Howell
Beef, 8 to 16 ccntTer pound.
Mutton, 12 to 20 " "
Fresh Pork, 20 " "
Rice Birds per dozen, 25 to 40 cents, varied.
Ducks, per pair, $1 o-; t0 3
Full-grown Chickens per pair, $1 Half
grown Chickens, ;G0 to 75 cents, per pair.
Eggs, .30 to 40 tents per dozen.
Country, Butter 40 to 45 cents per pound.
Choice Fish, 50 to 25 cents per buueh.
Choice Fresh Water Fish, 50 to 75 cents
Tomatoes, 15 to 20 cents per quart.
Sweet Potatoes, $1 50 to $2 per bushel.
Irish Potatoes, $1 50 to f 2 per bushel.
Onions, 20 cents per quart $2 per bushel.
Cabbages, per head, 15 to ' 20 cents ; per
dozen,'$l 50 to $2. !,
Apples, cooking, per bushel, $1 25 to
$1 50. Eating Apples, choice, per dozen,
30 to 40 cents; per bushel, $2 50 to $3.
Pears, very few, at $2 75 per bushel.
Watermelons, 5 to 30 cents per piece.
Scupperuong Grapes, per bushel, $2; per
quart, 10 cents. j
Wc have received of J. C. Jackson & Co.,
Nqi 1 Sixth street, Pittsburgh, Pa., a sample
of a uew invention for holding a window up
at any height desired, and locking it dowu.
It is the simplest aud cheapest thing wc
have yet seen for the purpose.. They can
on any window without; cutting or
aud as not more than one-fifth, of
the. windows have fasteners of any kind on
them, wc do not see why an energetic man
man could not make money putting them
on in this- vicinity. Agents are wanted.
Samples will be sent by mail for 10 -cents,
by addressing as above.
Sheriff Schcnck has established a "Hen
erv," in this city, under the supervision of
Mr. Pomeroy, for thepurpqse of raising aud
kecking on hand, for sale to those who may
desire them, a large and varied assortment
ot the feathered tribe. In the list will be
found the bronze turkey, white guinea, light
brahma, creve-cceur, seabright bantum-whitc-faced
black Spanish, game fowl, col
ored dorking, silver-spangled Hamburg.
The County Commissioners ot New Han
over county met at the Court House Mon
day morning, it being their first regular
meeting for the year commencing Septem
ber 1st, 1800. (
Stephen Keyes was elected chairman. ,
Major J. C. Manu's bond for $10,009, as
Clerk of. the " Superior Court, with S. S.
Satchwcll aud Henry Nntt as sureties, was
presented and approved.
W. T. Anderson was appointed Register
of Deeds for the county in place of It. S.
Waldron, resigned ; and Mr. . Anderson's
bond for fS.Ono, with Wm. II. dimming
and W. G. Freeman as sureties, was present
ed and approved.
The following School Committeemen
were appointed to fill vacancies :
Lincoln Township. Andrew J. Mclu
Franklin Township. S. J. Faison.
Holly Township. Christopher Rowc.
: Township. John W. Rowc.
Masonboro Township. Wm. L. Tart.
Qualified. ; j ; ;
S. J. Faison was appointed Township
Clerk for Franklin Township. Qualified.
Lemuel T. Thomas was appointed Con
stable in Union Township.
E. 13. Hewlett was; appointed Township
Clerk for Cape Fear Township. !
A resolution was i passed, retaining the
services of Mr. London as legal adviser to
LETTERS FROM THE PEOPLE.
Mr. Editor! While for the past few days,
or weeks, our city has been kept alive with
reports and rumors of street fights, has it
ever occurred to the business men and pro
perty owners of the city that these rumors
and reports going abroad arc likely to im
pair the prosperity of our city, and create
the impression that we are a turbulent, bois
terous people, and that life, limb and pro
perty are unsafe in our midst ?
Is it not time that the old fashioned ideas
ot " chivalry " were forgotten, and we now
awake to a realization of the fact that this
a ' bread and butter " world, and that in
order to make our property valuable, and
Increase the bsuincss of our city, we must
give the outside world to undstand that we
are a law abiding people, and that efforts of
people to " lug " before the public' their pri
vate grievances to the detriment of, and in
many cases the interruption ot business will
We are asking Northern men to come here
with their capital. Wc are asking the
skilled labor of the North and Europe to
settle among u&, and within four weeks for
real or faucicd wrongs, four men of North
ern birth have been laid in wait for or at
tacked in the street or their office by men of
Now as there is redress provided for any
and every gentleman in the laws, would it
not be better for the community if such
law-breakers as Messrs. James, Smaw, Ens
gellmrd and Larkins were given to under
stand that they must apreal to the laws of
ihe country for redrcss, aud the whole peo
ple not be made sufferers in the way of de
preciation of property and loss of business
as will be the case if matters go on as they
j have for the past few weeks,
j This article is written without any feeling
j for or against any of the parties mentioned,
oui simpiy witu me tope tuai it win sug
gest to the minds of those wishing for the
! prosperity of the city thc.nccessity of putting
j a stop to the disgraceful proceedings of the
! past few weeks. Citizen.
Mr. Editor : The committee of arrange
ments for the Promenade and Ball at City
Hall, October 7th, at their meeting Monday
completed the list to whom invitations will
be extended. They may have omitted a
great many names that they would be glad
to invite, but this can be remedied when it
it i3 known by the parties interested inform
ing Mr. Prince Larrington, Chairman of the
Committee on Invitations.
Great care has been taken to secure the
attendance of the very best class of people,
Who will no doubt appreciate the labor of
these gentlemen, and the worthy object they
have in view, and give them a fine audience.
The courtroom has been secured for the
ladies' dressing room, and the ante-room, up
stairs, for gentlemen. The refreshment table
will be in the basement of the building.
Under no consideration will any liquor be
allowed in the Hall or in any part of the
building where the Committee have juris
diction. The Committee have not asked the city
authorities for any assistance in the shape of
police; knowing too well that the people
who will favor this entertainment will re
quire no such restrictions as are generally
placed over Balls and public gatherings.
Henry N. Jones, Esq., has been appointed
Treasurer, to hinl all the funds will be
turncd over, and by him to the general fund
for t he use specified.
Wu.mikgton, N. O, Sept. 8, 1809.
Editor op the Post .
Dear Sir: As Editors are supposed to
know everything, I write to ask if you can
give us any information as to the " how "
and" wherefore" of the nice little arrange
ment by which the office of Register of the
county was transferred from the person
elected on the Republican ticket to a Demo
crat. The whole affair presents a very
" queer appearance to us Republicans who
are outside ot the " County Commissioner's
Ring," and we would like to know how the
late; Register and the Commissioners can
justify the transfer of the office to a Demo
crat who could not have received a nomina
tion on the Republican ticket, when there
are hundreds of competent Republicans out
in the cold. It certainly appears to us out
side Republicans, as if the. majority of the
Connty Commissioners had thrown off the
last slender disguise of belonging to the
Republican party, and had gone over body
and bomes to the sham Democracy, and if
this last act, made in defiance of the entire
body of Republicans of the county, is al
lowed to pass unnoticed we cannot tell what
they will do next.
Yours in the cause,
In Hoard of Aldermen.
Wilmington Sept. G, I860.
The Board met in regular session.
Present--His Honor, the Mayor, Alder
men Arnold, Rumley, Servoss, Howe, Jones
The reading of the minutes of the last
meeting was dispensed with.
The Finance Committee having reported
in the matter of note given by John Daw
son to A. McLean & Co., the following was
That in liquidation of note ot John Daw
son given as Mayor ot the town or Wil
mington to A. McLean & Co., for $290.44-100
and d.ited July 20th, 18G0, four one hun
dred dollar eight per cent. Funding Bonds
of the city and fifty-eight dollars in cash be
The Auditing Committee reported that
they had examined the Treasury Books and
found them correctly cast and sustained by
The Supervisors were instructed to visit
and inspect the Poor House and Hospital
once every week.
The Mayor pro-tem. stated that the lessee
of the Theatre had surrendered the keys
and prayed the rental, and recommended
that for the succeeding year the premises be
rented at Auction.
Alderman Jones gave notice that he
should introduce a bill at the next session
regulating the sale of produce.
Communication from the Pine Forest
Cemetery Company in reference to deed to
them by the city, of Pine Forest Cemetery
rtain repairs, &c, was
reconsidered and referred to a committee of
three. The Chair appointed on said com
mittee Aldermen Jones, Arnold and nowc.
The protest of the Wilmington Gas Com
pany against paying taxest was referred to
the Corporation Attorney.
The petition of A. Rutherford, Superiuf
tendent of Schools, for an office in the City
Hall Building, was referred lo the Marshal
with directions to assign.
The following resolution was passed: j
fiesohat, That the salary of the City Su
perintendent of Schools be, and the same is
bWeby fixed at sixty dollars per month.
On this resoliition Aldermen Rumley and
Jones Voted in the negative.
Alderman Howe, from the Committee on
Streets and Wharves, reported back in the
matter of E. Davis and recommended its re
ference to the Commissioners of Navigation
and it waiso referred.
The following resolution was adopted ;
Ikolrcdr That the Committee on Public
Buildings be directed to confer with the
Wilmington Steam Fire Engine Company,
with a view to the erection of a suitable en
gine house for the dame ; to ascertain what
arrangement, if any, can be made with the
Company or with other parties the cost to
the city, the most .desirable location, &c.,
and to repbrt to the Board as soon as possi
ble. ' j- I .- f ' ;
Ordered, That the Marshal cause to be
erected jn U& City Guard House fifteen
w ooden bunks for the use ot prisoners.
On this question Alderman Rumley votpd
in the negative, i
Ordered- That the Clerk of the Market
report at the end of each month to the City
Clerk as, follows : ' '
Number of beeves brought to market, aud
disposed of, number of. Sheep, Hogs and
Calves, numbcryj of fisb carts, number of
produce carts from which he collects tax,
average value ot fish disposed of and the
name of owners. Number of stands in
the Market other than regular hucksters in
the Market House and names of parties, and
the articles in which they principally deal.
Ordered, That the City Clerk respectful
ly call the attention of the Market Clerk to
the general ordinances relative to hucksters
making purchases from producers at a stated
hour, and inform the Market Cleric that this
ordinance has been violated, and that a
strict enforcement of the provisions on the
part ot said Clerk is demanded in order that
the object of same may be duly carried out.
The lollowing ordinances introduced by
Alderman Arnold were referred to the Ordi
nance committee. :
An ordinance concerning placards.
An ordiuancc to amend section seven of
the general ordinances, and an ordinance
concerning the sale of ice.
Resolutions concerning and amending the
30th section of the general ordinances of the
city were passed. See advertising columns.
The Mayor pro tern, stated that he should
be absent from the city on Thursday next,
and the Board then proceeded to appoint a
Mayor pro tcm. Alderman Servoss was
then appointed and declined. Alderman
Jones was then appointed Mayor pro tem.
Aldermen Kellogg,, Howe and Jones voted
in the negative. Mayor pro tem. voted in
The Board then 'adjourned.
WM-'-' 1 '' City Clerk.
The Amerimn Stock Journal for r Septem
ber, contains the usual variety of interesting
articles, alto a new Premium List for 1870,
offering a larg variety of useful articles to
all who get up clubs. Specimen Copies,
Show Bills, &c, sent free. Address, N. P.
Boyer & Co., Piirkesburg, Chester Co., Pa
We learn that Bishop Gibbon has secured
the services of a number of the Sisters of
Mercy, from Charleston and Sumter, S. C,
who will arrive here abont the 20th -of this
month, and will open a school for young la
dies early in October; Their object is to
engage in acts of .benevolence towards hu
manity as well as to impart education to
youths. Our people will recollect the kind
ness of the Sisters during the epidemic of
18G2, and we feel certain their advent here
in a permanent capacity will be hailed with
pleasure by all It is the first time in the
history of the State that an attempt to es
tablish an institution of the kind -has taken
place. i I '
Our Famtly Physician. Here is a book
that really seems to meet eyery requirement
of a throughly reliable family physician,
and is sold at so low a price ($2.50) that all
can afford to buy it, aud none can afford to
do without it. It has one entirely new and,
it seems to us, invaluable feature : it gives
the several modes of treatment as practiced
by the different schools of physicians-the
Allopathic, Homeopathic, Hydropathic,
Eclectic and Herbal so that choice can be
made ot the method that may the best suit
one's taste or convenience, or a combination
of two or three different modes may be re
sorted to if desirable. ; It is written in plain
language that any one cau understand.
To thus have always at hand a reliable
family physician, ready at all times to be
consulted and to give the best advise, "free
of charge," is certainly worth the small sum
charged for this work, Wo are informed
that over two thousand copies have been
sold already in the city of Chicago, where
the author resides, and that it is having an
miiifccjented sale everywhere. It is pubf
New York and Cincinnati, by C.
nnrl i rt fTltir-nrm 1 1 v T S flnftilmnn
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br Custom House Place, and is sold
by ly by subscription.
The New Bern ' Times states : Another
man named Daniel Bryan who took to the
swamps in 18G2 to avoid the draft which
was going on during the war and has since
been living oh such food as he was able to
fcrdge has learned from some colored men
(wIlo found him in the woods) that the war
was over. He therefore resolved to again
enter the civilized world, came to our city
but learning ot the terrible murders com
mitted by the Ku Klux Klan he again start
ed for the swamps. j
Tennessee is improving.
The people of the State arc deeply inter
ested in the trial and expose mads in New
Berne of the Ku Klux who still live for the
purpose of driving Republicanism out of the
State and reinstating the old Bourbon dinasty
of hate, proscription and general barbarism.
The following extracts from the testimony
offered by the ignorant dupes of such re
spectable " Conservative " Democrats as this
State has been cursed for the last thirty
years, is well worth perusal :
G. W. Tillou, witness - for the State, was
sworn and deposed as follows :
My name is George W. Tillou. I am thirty-four
years old. I am late a resident of
Lenoir county. I have lived there ever since
the close of the war. I have been engaged
in bridge-building and butchering during
that period. I have been connected with an
organization of which the defendants were
members. The organization was formed in
Lenoir county, in the latter part of March
or the first of April, 18G9. I became a mem
ber about that time and was one of the
first ten that assisted in forming the organi
zation. Ruth Temple came to Lenoir to
form this organization. He came from near
Raleigh. The organization was called the
" C. U. G. Society," which means the Con
stitutional Union Guard, popularly known
as the Ku KlUx Klan. I was among the ten
that founded the organization. Those that
I knew were William Hines, Bright Harper
and Henry Croom. Those are all that lean
positively say were present when the organ
ization was formed. The first officers.; were
Jesse C. Kennedy, A. Munroe, Ash Devane
and Jack Harper, were the Commandants.
They were South Commander (the leading
officer) North Commander, East Commander
and West Commander. George W. Tillou
was Conductor ; David Smith was Treasur
er ; Henry Croom Secretary ; James Hines,
Inside Guard ; Daniel Davis Outside Guard.
I was a member of this organization about
two months. When I left the organization
numbered about seventy-five members.
FranklHill, Egbert Hill, Everett Hill, Benj.
Jones, M. P. Parker, Alex. Dawson, Jefferson
Perry and A. Munro, were members before
I abandoned the organization. I knew they
were members because I introduced them
it was the duty of the Conductor to intro
duce members for initiation. I was Conduc
tor when these men were initiated. They
were initiated, some of them, at Henry
Croom's still house in the rear of his house,
in Lenoir county ; others at Win. White's
store at Kinston, and oje on the river bank
near Mr. Hunter's residence. They were all
active members of .the organization at the
time I abandoned the organization. I adr
ministered the following oath to all mem
bers previous to their initiation: " I sol
emnly swear that I will never reveal any
thing that has transpired or may transpire,
in the. order that I am about to join, even
should I not connect myself therewith."
The questions asked before the oath is put
is, " Do you believe in a white man's gov
ernment ?". "D you promise to labor
faithfully for the otherthrow of the
party," (the Conductor fills up the blank
he inserts the word " Republican. ") The
members take a solemn oath to resist, by
force of arms if necessary, any aggression of
our legal rights. We swear faithfully to
obey all officers in everything pertaining to
the good of the organization. The ComJ
manders administer the oaths each oath is
peculiar to their division. The South Com
mander administers the initiatory oath. The
other Commanders give the candidate the
several signs. I was present at several
meetings, but cannot give the dates. They
met twice at Wm. White's store in Kinston,
secretly, and at other times at Henry Croom's
still house. We met at Hnry Croom's still
house in April and May last. They were
nearly all armed with pistols and guns. We
met both day and night. The particular
meeting in April was in the afternoon jit
White's store in KinstoD. When wo met
the first thing done was to station a guard
of armed men to halt all persons not having
the password. Resolutions were adopted for
the killing of Colgrove and Wilkie. Col-
grove was sentenced to death in consequence
of his act in the arrest of Joel Hines. Joel
Hines was a member of the organization at
the adoption of the resolution. The reason
for marking out Wilkie, was because he was
a detective and was supposed to be ferrett
ing out the perpetrators of the bridge mur
der. The commanders present were Jesse Ken
nedy, Ash Devane, and Jack Harper. The
instructions of the Commanders were that
we were to get in the way of the Sheriff, in
case any members of the organization should
come to trial for and alleged offense, and
acquit him, no matter what the testimony
was, and to go to the assistance of a com
rade giving a signal of distress, at the risk
ot our lives. We were compelled under
oath to go to the relief of a comrade giving
a signal of distress. What I mean by being
in distress was when any member was in
jail or was on trial. This ws.s the general
understanding. I have been called upon by
a lawyer belonging to the organization to
get on the jury for his benefit. That law
yer is on trial Mr. Munroe. He expected
me to acquit prisoners without regard to
my oath. Devane and Hines were impris
oned in Lenoir county jail. They were imj
prisoned for stealing a mule. . It was stated
in meeting that we were to go to the relief
of a comrade in distress being on trial or
imprisoned, constituting distress. Each
member took a solemn oath to go to the re
lief of a comrade in distress. The general
understanding in these cases was that we
were to get on the jury or break open the
jail, resisting every officer who opposed us.
Devane and Hines were imprisoned on the
night of the first of May. They were releas
ed on the morning of the third. The per
sons who released them were all members cf
the organization they were Frank Hill,
Everett Hill, Egbert Hill, J. L. Parker, Btnj.
Jones, Redding Hines, Wrm. Hines, Jack
Harper, Bright Harper, Henry Croom, Dan
iel Davis, Samuel Perry, ames Perry, Joseph
Parrott, George W. Tilpu and others. Mr.
Munroe and Mr. Jefferson Perry were not
present the other prisoners were. The
party were armed and released the prison
ers They broke the locks. The .prisoners
in jail were armed they had three revol
vers. Deyane had two and Hines had one.
No business was transacted at this meeting
other than the initiation of members and
the appointment of a committee to watch
out for Sheriff Colgrove and Wilkie, and
also Stephen Lassiter. If they arrested any
one the committee wereto kill them. If
they brought force we were to oppose them
with force. Any member was instructed to
kill them. Tom Uzzell and Joe Parrot ; that
I know, and some that I did not know, were
on the committee. It consisted of five or
six. No lengthy disclosures were made.
ms. ivenneay. macic a speccn urging us to
assist white men. No other speech was;
made. Tne meeting was held at three
o'clock in the day, and in a very private
place. No one stayed about the place. No
public or private road ran by. Alex. Daw- -son,
Mr. Munroe and Jefferson Perry, were
present at the meeting. I did not know the
others. I did not know anything about the
breaking of the jail and the release of Hines
and Devane. I have not been instructed by
the CDunsel for the State what evidence to
give nor have any other wjtnes to iny
knowledge. No suggestions7 have been
made to me by said counsel, ; No promises
have been made by the counsel for the State,
only so iar as that the evidence I shall give
shall not be used against me.
Cross examined y Hon. UTC Clark:
When I joined I wasgiven the following
D'qUJ II Ulu x UlC-li u, uiau UUVA UCSilUU IU
know whether he was a member I placcjl .
my right hand oi my breast. ' If he was a
member he made jthe " same sign. If I was
in distress 1 was to join my hands over, and
in tne rear oi my head. The grip was to
bend the forefinger and shake hands, letting
the forefinger lie fn the palm of the person
whose hand was shaken. In these ways- a
member could make himself known to an
other." Questioned by Judge Thomas :
If an officer gave me an order to kill a
man I felt compelled to do so even my own
father or brother. This appeared to be the
common" sentiment among the members. I
do not recollect that any punishment in case
of disobedience was spoken of; but believed
that if I told the secrets of the organization
I would be killed. I believe that I will be
killed by some one when I go home. I do
not believe that any of the piisoncrs would
kill me, nor do I know who will-but be
lieve that some one will kill me.
Still another Ku Klux. One Lassiter, be-"
in sworn stated : ,
My age is twenty -five years, the 23d of
last Apiil. Hive in Greene county, and am
a farmer. 1 belong to a secret organization
in Lenoir county. I joined it in Apiil,
18G9. The name of the organization was
the "Union Guards," or the "Ku Klux Klan."
It was generally called the Ku Klux. The'
existence of the organization was publicly
acknowledged by the members, but were on
ly known to each other. The place ot meet
ing was not known to the public. We met
secretly. The members atended armed. I
never was at but one meeting. They then
went armed. The object of the organiza
tion was to ovcrthrowr the radical party.
We had officers. They were called South
Commander, North Cojnmander, East Com-'
mande and West Commander. It had a
Conductor and TreasnTer. I do not rccol
l:st any others. The South Commander
was the head officer. Jesse C. Kennedy was
the South commander at the time I joined.
I do not recollect who were the other Com
manders. . George Tillou was Conductor.
Members were from eighteen years old and
upwards. The organization met at Mr.
Croom's still house at the time I was made
a rnemuer. iVDOut i,weuiy-uvu , yj
members we:e present. Joseph P. Parrott,
Joshua Suggs, Thomas Uzzell and play Ilug-
gins joined at the same time that I did. I
do not recollect that any more did. Mr.
Tillou came behind the still house and asked
us " it we believed in a white man's govern
ment 1" I told him I did. I was then
blindfolded and taken into the stillhouse.
When we got in we were caused to kneel
down. An oath was administered to us. '
We put our hands on the Bible. I cannot
give the words of rheoath. They were sub
stantially that we would labor to overthrow
the radical party, and restore the govern
ment to the hands of white men, and to
stiive for our legal rights by ferce of aims
it necessary. We were to obey all orders
of the officers in or out cf the meeting.
We were to keep everything transacted in a
meeting secret. I did not take any other
oath. I understood that there was another
oath to be taken but never attended anoth
er meeting. We were instructed to make it
known if any one was looking for any of the
members that is, it the sheriff or any one
else were trying to arrest. We were to make
it known to the officers of the Klan or any
brother member. Then we were to assist .
the member .whom the officers of the law
were hunting for. If wc could keep him
lawfully we were to do so ; if not wc were
to help him otherwise. If a member got in
nrn mnn. f Koil llim nn1 if 1 Ifll 1 WIS
jail YYGiV yj uuu uilu, ... " - -j
not taken we were to break open the jail
and take him cut. I mean by distress if I
got in jail, or if I otherwise needed help.
LIST OF LETTERS
REMAINING IN POST OFFICE AT WIL
mington, N.C., September 8th, 18G'J(:
A. Robt Avery, George M F Averette, Co
Iambus Abrobook, Calvin Artist.
B Manda Bony, care Hamc Daniel, Win R
Boyett, Harriet Barnes, Lishey Boon, Frank
Barnes, Chaa Bradley, Dr. Braxton.
C Wm F Carpenter, Tbos N Condon Lucy
Clark, G W Cronly, Elie Curray.
D-C W Davis, Chariot C Davis, Tetcr Davis,
Richard Davis, Ann Dudley.
Heinrich Ehrbick, John J Edmonds, , Need
ham Eurk. u
F A M Foy, Jane Fletcher, Mary Freeman,
G Heinria Aug asta Ilnnthcr, Baker Gilllkin,
David Stewart Gorge, - Eliza Green, care Hu gh
Green, James R Garriss, Elizabeth Gav care J J
Gay, Luisler Green, Wm A Gaski!!, Wm Gar
win. HElisba Jackson Harrell, Fanny Hecclison,
Guilford Horn, Julia Hill, Kate Hill, Maria A Or
ir ..... mi . -wm a tir
nay, Miiiey liowara, Mary uouaien, ij
Hall, care Sam Hall, W. T Holland, Josiphene
T . T.V Tl I) U T
K Henry Kuhl, Michal Kerven, Thomas E
King, Andrew J Kelley.
L Stephen Lorick, Jane Laranu, Francis Lar
kins, Samuel Laird, Ann Eliza Lucas.
M George H Moore, Harriet Middletou,
Lucy Merrick, Ncly Moore, Tom McDowall,
Rocksauny McKingy, care Jarincs Rice, Sarah
Miller, Thos McNiton.
N G L Nettles, Rosa L Newell.
P Carrie V Pea C C Parker, Fanny Pee, J B k
C Philyaw, Sames Person, Samuel Peterson.
R P B Rogers, C E Robinson, Robert Ruos.
S Robt Sweat, James Spurell, John Stewart,
John Shexvarber, Jackson Stephen, Henry
Smith, D S Agatta Santa, Abram Small, Betha
dia fityron, Anna Sparrow.
T Richard' Thomas, Charlotte Torrcnce, 2,
Emilie Temple, care Chrlstaln ,Kinine, Eliza
V John Vine, Mary Vacn, care J W St
W RuthaJ Waddell, Chak Wells, Lewis
Wallace, Lucie E Wells, Lucy Waddell, Patcy
Wright, Thos E Walker, U ' Williams, Wesly
Wallace, Washington Wiiliams, Wm Hill Wil
liams, care A Tims.
and his able deputies;