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WILLIAM 0. SMITH.
One Year y
Three Months, .40
Always in atf ance.
^AII Letters should be addressed
16 W. a SMITH.
Office s( Charicicie, N. a as
SATURDAY, OCT. 7,1
All money must be sent by registered
letter or money order.
P Why should we not vote fbr
Frank O^rorne 7 Because he is the
regular nominoo of the Democratic
party—he is on the wrong side,
hence we can't.
Wo do not remember having ever
rend anything more incomprehensi
ble than a late notico in the Journal
of this city, paiT>orting to bo a re.
port of the action of Mecklenburg
Presbytery on the subject of the
Iforthem and Southern branches of
the Presbyterian churches exchang
ing Fraternal RotatiAns. This is
the one subject that tbe average
Southern Presbyterian can hardly
grasp, and we would not disturb
the profound mystery surrounding
?t. The Mills of iho gods .grind
If you don’t get your paper at the 4^..
proi>er lime please leli us at once.
Short coTes'wndence of inteiest to
the general pu >llc is solicited, but don’t
be (I'SAupo-lU-d if you fail to see your
prailucUoiifiD oor columns. We are not
lespoisible .or the views of corres-
pondenoe. Anonlmous communica-
Hons gu to the waste baskeL
OLIVER H. DOCKERY,
yoB JUSTICE or tub surnEME court.
GEORGE N. FOLK,
Por Judges cj the Superior Court:
CHAR1.es C. POOLE,
JOHN A. MOORE,
FRANK H. DARBY,
of New Hanover.
WILLIAM A. GUTHUIE,
LEWIS F. CHURCHILL,
Mecklenburg County Ticket.
For the Senate—Wm. R. Myers.
For llio House—L. C. Morton, R.
B. ITunLc”, J. A. Pope.
For ShcriiT—R. II. Ray.
For C'c*'k S. C.—Cbas. T. Walker.
For Register of Deeds—James J.
For Treasurer—S. E. Bolk.
For Surveyor—M. D. L. Biggers.
For Coroner—Alexander Jvirk-
Ohio votes next Tuesday.
The election in Georgia went
Democratic as usual.
There wore about 200 voters out
to the club meeting Thursday night.
Lot us abase no one. Let us
have peace. Register and vote.
The editor has been sick all week,
and expect to attend fair next
A good and active young man to
canvass this city fortheMxssENQia.
Persons having business with tbe
Mkssxngeb, during the fair, will
please call on Mr. A. W. Calvin.
Why should wo vote for W. G.
Means ? Because he is opposed to the
present system of county govem-
ment and favors a fkoe vote and a
fkir count! hence we should.
William G. Means, is our choice
for Solicitor because be is an' able
lawyer, an honest man and is inde>
pendent and free from all parlies.
, ^Why should we support a man
who c^iposes county government?
Because it is that wUch we are
fighting against in this campaign.
Because we^. all oppose the present
system of oonoty goTeniment and
the Democrats fkvor it. Then sup
port Means, he opposes it
W. J. BEST AND HIS CHARLOTTE
We notico that the Democratic
papers of this city are very fond of
publishing the iVauiulont accounts
of W. J. Best as the receiver of one
of the public institutions of New
York. Have they forgotten that
said W. J. Best was, at a very re
cent date, the client and protege of
two of our most prominent public
men—Gov. Vance and .Hon. C.
Dowd 7 SwxFsoif.
RED SHIRT^AND MOOTED MEN.
The Southern D'Aocrata have re
sumed their old methods of intimi
dation. They are sending out com
panies of heedless young men as a
last resort to excite and stir up tbe
people. Already several conflicts
bare occurred with fatal results and
more are sure to follow. Wise and
prudent men will stop at once these
Red Shirt" and "Mounted Mon”
COALlTiONi^A CERT/^ REMEDY.
Many Republ-c ns^istrust the
Liberal movement. It is natural
that true Republicans should like
• u..* —5—— ‘I'® z>«rtv that
saved tbe Union, freed the slave,
and now lifts up and elevates the
poor. But after all, when and how
did the Republican party hero in
the South over secure to tbe colored
man a peaceful ballot? Without
the aid of a respectable nuaher of
white men at the polls, acting with
the colored voters, the latter can
never get justice.
Up to last year the colored voter
never had a safe showing at tb
ballot box here in Charlotte. Bu
last year! how "Jim Sims,” "Char
ley Walker’’ and others carried us
through in the prohibition campaign
of 18811 Let every colored man in
North Carolina remember this and
get all tbe whites wo can on our
THE LANCASTER RIOT.
FIgkl Men Murdered.
A MECKLENBURfi SENATOR.
Our people are fo -tunate in hav
ing two able and roost excellent
candidates to vote for to fill the
important and honorable place of
State Senator from Mecklenburg
Col. Myers is a tried patriot and
statesman. Wo say patriot and
statesman daignedly, because, as
wo learn, as far back as 1860, la tbe
Presidential struggle of that year,
had the patriotic wisdom to sec
the danger and ruin his democratic
Foster and WilliamCu‘'oton. About
eight or ten wore slightly wounded.
The wounds of the whites were
very B*)ight. There wore two or
three miues killed outright and sov-
c:al slightly wounded.
It seems to us that no duty can
bo clearer than that all Liberals and
Rt’ .I’.'Mcans should vote for William
G. Moans for State Solicitor for this
District. His opponent, Prank 1.
Osborne, has some strong points in
bis favor, but not one in which Mr.
Means is not bis superior. But the
main difference between them is
this: Mr. Osborne is bitterly against
US! labors, traioings and
surroundings forbid sympathy for
tbe negro. On tbe other hand, Mr.
Means has shown by his capacity
and conduct as tbe Mayor of Con
cord, that he has a strong and most
intense sense of justice towards the
poor and humble. Then be is the
most practical of men. He says but
little, while bis acts speak in trum
pet tones. Bo has boldly cast his
lot with tbe Liberal Independent
movement and ho never "advances
Ma II —iiiji • oovrr;
* i> MO) trtecMil
CMK of tM SapWlor co«( ol
luMriminioc mr eioliM to tbe nleri of Uie
e -aDafortbeofllooorClefK. 1 do ion,a Mrpobil.
MO, leurtnf K to do dMoratao d tv too peopla of
MeektoobU'S eouoa. ■> 00 'leodoo to tw beM 00
tne 7ibUr of Novoaber. 1863. aitoUMlrobotee.
MfroowdlnUMpMaM boomoruieo lor fnr
e>uiM Id tbe futn-o. Wblte I cD ortaln itbOTxl
rlon 00 all para quawiowa. I do doi m a Kopuo-
|i(»o. tteem n adTliaOlo to aiandoa our oara or-
RaDitaUoD 10 fnna toa wbina of a m offieo-
It too BMoM of tbo LiboraljNia (•oealM) are
aokloiM ft “
1 pwa (• -.
IM dofeat of ftaa Bourbaa boBoeraii
ttarwSi voM lor BasabUaeaa
J. a CALLAHAN.
outside" press of the State on the
The beet evidence that Thi Bah-
NKR meets with popular approval, is
Wo fkilud to say nnytIuDg uf the tAe^oi t^t our large cdilii^ is keauHeMkUeaa c—eikaie
riot at Lancaster last Ttoek, as ire Muickly tMcen uf and She dem^kd iffi ^ cierkwf sepeklwr cart,
wanted to get something move like ffilways in excemof the supply.^ ‘ _ .
the truth of it. Wo have learned
from a man who was in the crowd
fired upon, that four men wore
killed outright as was first reported.
He gave an account of the sad af
fair in about this way:
There was a political speakibg
there that day, and a great many
men in the town, white and block.
A good deal of whiskey was used,
and there was-some slight disturb
ance and the speaking broken up.
A great many colored men bad got
ten about out of town in a body
on horseback and some walking.
About this time another alarm was
given that fighting was going on up
street, and those colored
great body were going back uptown,
when all of a sudden they were
fired upon, unawares, by the whites
who had barracaded tbemselvos in
stores and bouses and shot these
colored men down from the win
dows. This, in short, is the way it
is given by one of tbe fortunates
who escaped unhurt.
Wo regret that wo are forced to
mention such an occurrenoe. We
leave the subject for tbe reader to
make his own commonL If this
true, it looks like eowardico on the
part of the whites, and we regret to
see some papers almost justifying
Eight colored men were killed,
(fo:ir died since) and about thirty
wounded, and not a white man
bu t. Wo hope this is the last
Later.—A private letter from
Lancaster confirms the above, but
others say that it is greatly oxag-
gerated. The following is taken
from the Journal of Wednesday:
Tbe names of those killed on the
spot. William C.*ockett, Thomas
Cr -ningham and Nathan Gureton,
and Mack Mobley died the next day
^ c .0 fearAilly but not fata’'y in
jured. Ransom Brown, Joseph
•dit our own paper, and we are tb«S»aSfteuiww>tiM°«"il»i*»yptaki'
l>oth black and gray-hoadod,-
can give those nickel-plate cross-
road-scbool-teachers |iointB right
along—don’t be throwing peas at
your old daddy, or he will lay aside
.lis pipe and wear you out with a
The Banner here makes an ad
mission which should sink it into
nfamy. Ho declares that he is an
old gray-hoadcd black man and says
moaner and dirtier things about his
own race than a white man's paper
would if the white man took the
credit to bimselfl Wo do not blame
tbe Banner for dealing in facta, bnt
wo do blame him for opposing the
regular nominee of bis own party >
and for saying so many things
against every man who supports
O’Hara. Of course .the Mxssxhoib
believes Manix, Hancock, or some
other white men do his writing.
From the tenor of the Banner we
think bo is right when be says bis
district is cur^ with the most un
principled and corrupt sot oftrading
politicians that infest tbo earth.”
We believe tbe Banner to bo one of
them, tbe colored men’s names that
head the paper are only used as
oats paws for some more corrupt
white politician. Not white
men's money alone but their pei
also run tbe Banner. Why should I
hold my peace? Wo ore all North
Carolinians, and your pie is my pie
Owom ID no pAiO, o( do sect abb I,
I cut IM t|i«nt but I sUl Dot IM.
Who does the Banner refer to. as
‘nickel-plate cross-road school
teacher?" Wo are no teacher
belong at the case; neither do wo
fight on tbo color-line, but should
driven to do so, we should
act different from the Banner and
take sides with ' our own race, re
gardless of any man’s money,
believe O’Hara got tbe nomination,
and we want to see him elected for
Relelfh News and Observer; Ral
eigh people have developed sgreattaete
for iHomed cattle andalllbc One breeds
are to be found here.
Great ehanee to make, moner-
TboM «Ao alwajs take adfin-
Uu e( Uta (ood ebaneea for
mMlQXMooer tbatare oflered.
lapDenuIr becorae weattb*. wblle
*Uiase wbo do oot iBivure sueb
ebaoeeareinalnlD poTertj. WevantinaDTiBcn.
wome.i, twrs and Rirla to work lor ns ntbi In
tbetr own locallUea. AnroM eu dotbe work
property Irom tbe first start The bustoese will
pay mere than ten tines ordinary wages £x.
pensive ODtfit fnrnlsbed tree. Mo one wboen
gana falls tomakenoney rapidly. Youcande-
TOte ynur whole time to too w^k. or only your
spare mooieuta FuD lofomutUon and al' that
to needed seot liee. Address nmsoa a to.
bnalDesa now before ibe pnbl&
You cu make nsooey fester «t
ta^tal DOC needed, we will start
you tUaday and upwirds. Mde
at borne by tne Industiirua Men,
women, boyt ud girto wuted everywbelb to
workjorua Now u tbe time. You can work
lo spare time only, v fire your wbole tine to
themuiiwm. Yooean lire at home and do the
work. No other bustncM will pey you at well.
No one can fall to make enormous paybren-
faglng at once o»tIy outfit and terms tree.
Honer made fast esMIr, and bonorably.
lAdorew TkPBa».a. Angovta, Malee.
BIQ DAY AT WATTS STORE.
Vinos, Dowd and Minus.
7^* NEGRO OAT’S PAW.
better still, almost alone, ho bad the
conrage to cut loose from them, and
from that day to this, be has breast
ed tbe storm of popular prejndiae.
As a Douglass Democrat and elec
tor he was 'true to tbe Union.
When the war was inevitable, be
did bis duty to the South and to tbe
cause of Independence. The strag
gle ended, he grasped at once tbe
wbole complex queetlon of negro
suffrage and negro pro«reas, and
for seventeen years he hiu sought
peace between the racee and tbe
education and elevation ofalL
8. B. Alexattder, onr gentee^.
young captain has a good reoovdC-
also, Mt ft palea before that of W. '
at Char'otte by one d Smito,
ceemsto havo the holy ho Tors. It
dooe not like tboBANHubecausewu
deal in plain talk. We will advise
TAe Meeeenger that this district is
cuned with tbe most anprincipled
and corrupt set of trading pmlti-
oioDB that infoet the earth, and that
Thc Bannih is obliged to call the
roll at times to keep them before
the pubBo. We intend however, to
deal with fhets, and Xu fiAHNsa
doee not pot anything into type
that is not well sapported by evi
dence. We do not mve credence to
more rnmore, bnt sraen we get at
the bottom fisets, we pnbliah them
and let "tbe ohi^ fall where they
may." The Memenger aboold keep
its mouthoatofoorpie. Wehave'nt
roqm to fight tbe whofo "patent
Last Saturday was to bo a grand
rallying day at Watts' Store, some-
whore in the neighborhood of Mat
thews Station. Large posters were
stuck up throughout the county
and United States Senator Yance
was expected to draw an immense
crowd. But lo, tbo people of that
section loaded their wagons with
cotton and came on to town just as
it they had not beard tbo nows. Wo
are told by a number of gentlemen
who went out from tbo city that it
was the fiattest thing of tbe season.
Tbe ^plo are not at all enthused
over Vance. They say not a word
of applause escaped a lip as bd as
cended tbe stand, and as some ladies
were present and he could not tell
vulgar jokea, it seemed that a wet
blanket bung over the entire little
crowd. Alter tbo Senator got
through Hon. C. Dowd orated a Tit
tle, after which Mr. Frank Osborne
was called for, sought after and
waited for, but he was non ett. They
say be look to tbe woods. One
gentleman tells us that he counted
them and there wore just one hun
dred and fifty, men, iromen and
children, and about two-thirds of
them were from Charlotte.
General apathy sooms to be too
much for Senator Yance in this
county, for they say one old LibenQ
down there had a crowd off to one
side and had more fun and applause
than Senator Yance bad. neLib-
erala and Republicans are to have a
grand rally In tbe same section to
day. Watts' Store itself seems to
be divided. Put MecUenbuig down
for 600 majority for tbe Liberala.
4 week In ronr own town. IS outfit
free. Mo risk. KverTUUnenew iipl-
Ulnaereqoind. WowlurtirDl ntuu
everTtblng Madt mri ■ukiox lor-
taDM. Lsdtos nnke Mnoebsv nwu.
nod bovs and tlrts grrAtpAX- Render,
If TOO WADt A busloeee aI wbieb fon enu make
neat par all tbe time you work, write tor par-
Deolars to U. HAixrrraca, Portland. Maine.
bMetM, 0Mkl« M.
•PAITTANBUIM, •. 0.
‘\]|7 E have tbe beet ebop In tbe city.
Tv eud do good work, Give us a
call on Choreh BOteL
Ibaidin iOa. Hair Get aie.
J. A. AKDBBSON. I
A. riLOaiM, I
The coolest and neatest shop iu town.
Experienced and polite workmen al
ways ready to give you a
Neal Eair Cut
& C1.BA1I SaAVB.
Sontb side—East Trade.
Taan No l aoiw Wist.
,. Wadeeboro • — L ir ^ •
,. Moene, I M • m
'aI- Mattbawa. - - - - .«7m a%.
Airlva ihaitotta. -T. 40 a m
lAove ^ -aoaM
Toe :aM0fa, • - - .e, ■ a ■
Toaoi No. 3 Oono Kasa
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aM»TMrtws. flsasM haMte - aw aalrsef
MM*. r-1ISrei QEHMObMte. OmS
BmiA lnt| aMsfjWw wr Ww. TsIBte rw.
J^vTivBtar V. •tMto.B.S..
A. W. CALYIN,
ciioGEiii[s iiD mmm,
CIGARS, CHICKENS EGGS,
All kinds of Yegetab I es
on hand all the t^nie.
Consignments solicited an.l per
sonal attention givei t.
A Fine Soda Fountain in connec
tion with tbe Store where cool and
refreshing drinks are dispensed uruiy
A. W, CALYIS.
West Trade street Charlotte, N. C.