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JBY anklin Cornier
GEORGE S. BAKER,
Editor and PnormETon.
All letters addressed to ;
Geo. S. lUjcKr,
Friday,.,, '.Avgvt 13, 875.
COJi. WM. F, GUEEX.
Oar gallant standard bearer in the
Jate contest lore himself nobly through
out the enjgement. His speeches
were able, vigorous and energetic, and
tended in a great memmc to infuse
that fire and zeal into our ranks, that
culminated in ho brilliant a victory
when the TOtes were counted out .
Col. G has often canva-sacd the county,
and be never fail to attract large,
crowds to listen to his wise and patriotic
- r-f .
Franklin is proud of the man (-bat bas
been Jelcgate4 to tpcak for her people
in tbo Convention tat i to rehabili
tate our common mother, and to restore
as near as may be that system of gov
ernment under which we prospered and
were liappy anterior to the advent of
tho carpet . baggers among us. We
know our Pelcgatc will perform his
duties intelligently and faithfully.-
This is as much as any wan could do..
Neve? did ft people manifest a more '
patriotlo spirit than did those of our I
t . . . .i I
gauant aJiq aevotea iittie county in ine i
contest from which we have just
emerged. Believing in the start that
the call of a Convention at the time it
was done was unwiae.nnd in a high dc
grco in opportune, yet tbey believed
that our' Constitution necdod many
changes, but feared the result of at
tempting to rcfight the battles of 1871
po soon after that emphatic declaration
pf the people, They doubted the wis
dom of the movement. Rut when the
measure was forced upon tUm, over
their own remonstrances, as expressed
through their Representatives in the
Legislature, and tho measure was adop
ted as a part of the policy of the Demo
crat! party, they abandoned their
pppositonv which .was based solely on
tho ground of Inexpediency, and went
jnto the fight with a seal and energy
that would stop at nothing short of a
decisive and well defined victory, which
tbey achieved after a hard fight. An
pttcmpt was made, by nominating a
white man on tho Radical tlckot to al
JurePfrom our ranks some whom it was
supposed only adhc.ed to us from the
prejudices of coior, but they spurned
this attempt to disaflfoct them, and the
Vfhito . Radical failed to c;ct as many
wbito votes as did the black candidate
Jast year. All of our people did nobly.
Wo can never fail to revert with pride
to the brilliant victory that perched up
on our banners at the close of the con-
test. Citizens of Franklin. You
merit in an eminent decree the undy
Jpg admiration and gratitude of your
county. You have the blessed con
sciousness of having performed your
whole duty. Nothing better could be
The Democrats carried Franlriin last
year by 15 majority. This year their
majority crawls np to 53 a clear gain
This Is good for Fi anklin. The
JJemoqrata ft tight splendidly under
the gallant leadership of Col. AV. F.
Green, Chas. M. Cooke. Esq., lion.
Jo. Davis, and others, in the field : and
Baker of the Couriev with his able and
But to . FranltlintQl) township the
greatest honor a to bo accorded. The
JZepublicajj yotp In township was
434, of wbicli number only three were
past by white m,en. . Tcm throe dis-
miguienou inaiviauau were duugc
Watts, his son, and a man who has been
whipped at the'whipping pqst.
These facta gpeak for the whito men
pt Franklin, They are true to their
two mere, .ncy aon, t believe in
I a ! ' ....
il mi ,
aincaa supremacy, ncy arc wise ;
they are patriotic thev are spirited.
We bow to Franklin. 't ouly wish
the white men all over tho State had
as much good sense and public spirit.
r juuetya ccnnr.ei.
'4 no lolloping i the ofhcial voto
pf the Townships in this county show
ing Green, Democrat, utajarity over
Uuilock, Republican, to be fiftv-two:
Dunns' Township HI G4
Freeman 172 liJJ
Franklinton 334 434
IlaycsvRle ' 193 239
Sandy Creek tl 157 143
Gold Mine " 104 S8
CsdarRock ' ;S5 05
Cypress Creek 44 123 C9
Jiouisburg 243 373.
Whole vote cast for fi 1n3
:,. - I ,7
fiB.a.'u H.lrill' fill..
H, . w.-ji ..,v, .
DEATH OF EX-GO V. GRAHAM.
"We learn jest as we go to press that
the great, the good and t"ie pure enna
tian, and statesman whose name is at
the head of this notice, died on
Wednesday morning last, the llth Inst,,
at his residence in Orange county.
The result cf the election in the
State is not yet positively known, both
sidts claim the majority.' Tho follow
ing is the latest;
Republican 59. .
The death of Ex.Gov. Graham, re
duces the Domoe-aU number to 50,
which make the Dein., and Rep., a
tie, until another election can be bad
in Orange, to fill the vacancy caused
by the death of Gov. Graham,
vote is so close, the olhciai vote rrora
all the .Counties, may be necessary to
decide the reeult.
LouwBuno. N. C.
Aug't. 9 1875,
To Editou op Courier : . .
An editorial article
in your paper of last week, relative to
some iirogularities in noting the Con
tinuances on the Civil Issue Docket of
our Superior Court, during the term
in which Dr. R. H. Tiuiberlake held
that office, renders it necessary that I
should make & statement, as it is
known to the public that I was con-
, . . . . .
clerks offiie for much the greater part
. , , . . . f-n r
My connection with the offico com
menced about the 1st of January 1869 I
and terminated on the lft day of De
cember 1872, And ray accounts dur
ing that time arc all of record, and
open at all times to the inspection of
the public. These " jumps" as you
are pleased to oall them were as you
sta'c made in the years 1873 and 1874.
That was after my time,
Injustice to myself I beg that you
will give this statement an iusertion
in your paper.
W, II, HPKNCER,
Editor of Courier:
Dear Sir. Iy name
tvas used in the late election without
my consent. I herewith tender thanks
to the voters for this manifestation of
confidence, and respectfully decline the
pi offered position.
, R. T. BLLARD.
A. Yia.VXi OF FLOODs
ATS I STOH3IS
The present year will be memorable
eays the Baltimore Gazette, as the
season ot floods and storms. The whole
universe seeraa to be at war with the
watery element. In France the terrible
inunrlftions in the valley ot the Ga
ronne have had their.conntepart in the
dcstrnctjve overflow of the Dan
ube in Hungary and calamitous tidal
wave of Lake Lcman, in Switzerland,
which caused such d struc'.ion at Gen
eva. H-n clana nas been visited by al
most incessant rainfalls during the
whole summer long, which have ruined
large portions ot the growing crop?,
and a similar misfortune has befallen
the great central State of the Wtt. As
giving an idea of the rainfall in June
and July, in Missouri, the St. LouL
vRcpublican" publishes (Statistics
showing that 19.35 inches of rain have
fallen in two months while totl aver
ago (or the entire year is about 24 inch
es. The storm belt extends over the
States of Ohio. Kentucky, Indiana,
Illinois Southern Iowa and Missouri.
Tho heavy rains began in May and ex
tended through June, with intervals of
clear weather, but since the first of Jail
the rainfall baa been almost incessant.
The destruction has not been as great
s that caused 'by sudden inundations,
but tho loss of growing copa has been
heavy. Throughout the fertile bottoms
of the Scioto, Muskingum, and Miami
valleys ot Ohio, and the Wabash re
gions of Indiana, the landa are entirely
submerged, in many places to the
I depth ot several feet. The wheat crop
whethei standing or harvested, has
been almost completely ruined, while
the standing corn has greatly suffered
apd in many places has been washed
away. So continuous have been the
rains that very little harvesting had
been doce, so that the wheat crop is
nearly a total loss. It is impossible to
make an estimate of the amount of
damage done, although the loa tails
beavily on the farmers ot the inunda-
iea regions, mere is no reason to ap-
corn. The supply of the former will
undoubtedly be small, as compared
with that of last yeai, but still enough
to mc-et the demands of tho export
trade.- The corn crop premises to bo
Another danger which yet threatens
from the storm is tho rising of the Mis
sissippi from the heavy rains, a-ad the
breaking of leveea Tbe floods of its
upper tributaries have receded, and it
calamity may be
i &verted rrom tbe w recently devasca.
icuicgwu?, mougu ins jeiioo early
I . . ..
I TqspeaK wjth, assurance.
; . j :
A New York secular paper gives the
following incident as a warning to ths
multitudes ct poor rich men whom we
A gentleman died last week at his
residence in one of our up-town iasb
ionable stieetr, leaving $11,000,000
He was a member of the Presbyterian
Church, in excellent standing, a good
citizen . On
father, and a thnviog
bis deathsbed, lingering
long, be sufiered with agony of mind
and gave continual expressions to his
remorse at what his conscience told
had been an ill spent life. 'Ohl' he
exclaimed, as bis weeping friends and
relations gathered about his bed 'Oh!
if I could only be spared for a few
j ears. I would givo all the wealth I
have amassed in a lifetime. It is a Hie
devoted to monev setting I regret. It
is this which weighs me down ana
makes me despair ol the life herealter!'
His clerevman endeavored to soothe
him, but he turned his lace to the wal
'Ton have never reproved my avari
cious spirit,1 be said to the minister.
'You have called it a wise economy and
forethought, but my richej have only
been a snare for ml soul! I would give
all I possess to have hope lor my
poor soul I In this state of mind, n
lusing to be consoled, this poor rich
man bewailed a life devoted- to the
mere acquisition of riches. Many came
away from his bedside impressed with
the uielessness oi such an existence as
the wealthy man had spent, adding
house to house and dollar to dollar,
until he became a millionaire. All
knew him to be a progressing Christian
and a good man, as the world goes, but
the terror and remorse of his death bed
administered a lesson not to be lightly
dismissed from memory. He would
have given all his wealth for a single
hope of heaven.
" And Tlion Tliey Bouu-
There were nine men in the saloon.
Some swallowing the last of a crlass of
lemonade, and some were hungrily
waiting for theirs to be mixed, while
two or three were hoping to be invited
to take something.
'ihe tenth man pushed open the
blind, walked . to the middle of the
room, let his satchel fall to the floor,
Everybody looked up. lie was not
a common-looking man, and was worth
a second glance.
"Hark ! Did I hear it ?" he asked
in hoarse tones.
One man picked the piece of lemon
out of his tumbler and cautiously
chewed it as he watched the stranger
while tho otjicrs turned square around.
"Sh ! harjc ! Was that a voice?'' the
The man jivith the piece of lemon in
his fintrers muttered something about
"tight again." and a man who had
just lit a fresh cijrar looked out of the
window to see if a policeman was near.
"Did I hear it?" continued the
stranger, holding his right arm exten
ded "See here, whatdo you want !" in
quired the bar-t6nder.
Listen !' ' commanded the man,
"Don't you -hear it?"
"Hear what?" shoutetl three or
four men at one voico.
"A voice 1 A voice!"
"I don't hear no voice ' rcpliixl the
"Don't you? there ! there V
.The men listened ibr half a minute
aud then one of them said ;
"Voice ? What voice?"
"As. ft, inelodious voice, sounding
like angels' harpa,"
Thoy listened again and one of tho
crowd asked: -
" IFhat does the , voice sa who is
it speaking to?' . '
'It is a birdlike lullaby voice aik
ing me to come up nd take a sherry
cobbler !" whtspered the stranger, i
They all looked at him for a moment.
Then they rushed for him, and he
was a sadly bounced man when he
reached the sidewalk.
Detriot Free PtessJ
-A. SI tr-aiig-o Freak.
There is no accounting for anything
that happens this hot weather. We
heard yesterday ot a strange occurrence
which took place at a plantation on
Topsail sound. A gentleman from this
Bound informs ns that he has a hen that
navmggone tnrough the process cf
laying the usual number of eggs, took
it into her head to have a set and hatch
them out. She proceeded to this duty
with earnestness,and faithfully attended
to it for the space of two weeks, when,
tmngofthe monotamy, or overcome
by the extreme heat, she abandoned
her nest and left the eggs to spoil.
Strange to say, however, such did not
occur, for after the remaining week had
expired, each particular egg prodased
a little chick, ha'ched entirely by the
warmth of the atmosphere.
Thisi we are assured, is not an egs
aggerated story, and it is told cggsacU
ty as iv was told to us.
Jine muiueu for three months
t-iv ' r . -
oniy l ifty Uexts. Let every Demo
crat hi tue uanty subscribe at once.
LOUISCURO, N. C.
SASH, BLINDS AND
MADE to ORDER, and all kinds of
Machine work done at short notice, on
as reasonable terms as elsewhere in the
S'.ate, All grades of Coffiins, Furnish
ed, with hearse.
Tongue and Groove floor
ing and ceiling, a
SMITH & BEACH AM.
Tne only Blacking that will
Polish Over Oiled Sur
PRESERVE THE LEATHER 1
A. REAMS & Co.
Mamiftictiirers of Reams
Durham Boot and Shoe Polish,
DTJRHAMS N. C.
Warranted to Excel All Others
"blwiey liefuudedl -
Tlie only blacking that will polish
on oiled turface, It is guaranteed to
preserve the leather and make it pliant,
requiring less quantity and time to
prod vice a perfect tlosstuan any other,
the bruh to be applied immediately
atier putting on thu blacking. A per
fect los3 from this will not soil even
white clothes. "We guarantee it as
represented, and a-k tor patronage
strictly on its merits.
In testing our blacking use a brush
that has no other on it. Pi ices as low
as other Blacking. Libeial arrange
ments made with merchanU and
H. A, REAMS &Co..
Manufacturer?, Durham, N. C,'
This Blacking is recommended in
tho highest terms, after trial, by Geo.
F. Brown, J. Howard Warner, New
York; tho President and Professors of
Wake Forest College; and a large num
ber of gentlemen in and around Dnr
ham, whose certificates have been tur-
niihed the Manufactories,
Orders solicited and promptly filled.
Valuable Flouring, Grisi
and Saw Mills, for Sale
Tbe Davis mill property situated on
Sandy Creek in Franklin county is of
fered for sale on reasonable terms,
The Mills are in good running order,
and draw custom trom a large scope ot
country, Connected with the mills is
80 acres "of good land.
jv pply to W. L. THORP,
Rocky Mount N. C,
G. W. MINNIS,
Old Xo. 47, New 141 Sycamore St.
Executes every style ot likeness from
caid to Jifc size, in Che best styles of
at Prices moderate, satisfaction
guaranteed. Gallery established ia 1874
Watchmaker and Jew
eler. FINE Watches and Jcwclrv of the be
Manutietors aud at the lovet prices
All work personally attended to and war
ranted. tl 63 Syeumort St., Fetersirorg.Y
To the Public.
Having moved my shop to my house
about halt mile from the business part
of Town, on the Franklinton road, I
take pleasure in infoiming the people
of Franklin, that I am prepared to do
all work in my line, as cheap as can be
done elsewhere. I am. very thankful
for past patronage, and sincerely hope
that yon w ill continue to patronise me.
I am very Respectfully,
ISH ill GREEN.
P. S. -Parties wishing to have work
done, will leave It with Air. Ballard at
Messrs. Barrow & Pleasant itore and.
wm do attended to promptly.
No Quinine, no Arsenic,
This la strong language, ax Physi
cians and Chemists have for years
tried to compound a preparation that
would entirely cure Ieyes and Aoite
without tho use of strong medicines
such as Quinine, Arsenic and other
poisons injurious to the system.
There is bo case of Fever and Ajue,
Intermittent or Bilious Fevers, Con-
gestive Chilg, right Sweats, liver
Complaints, c, that this remedy will
not cure at once and permanantly.
It purifies the Blood, Liver, Spleens
and all secreatory organs so effectual
ly that the Chill will not return dur
ing the season, even when persons
have had them for years. Sold by
DR. J. B. CLIFTON, Louisburg,
A nice convenient Cottage resi
dence, on Elm Street, ith three com
fortable rooms, and a large yard and
garden, can be bought on very reas
onable tei ms.
Apply to the Editor of the Coubieb.
LOOK TO YOUR IN-
Yon can .buy the following Ar
tides at tho Drug Store at 3 per cent
less than the manufacturers retail
Simmon's Liver Regula
tor, COD LIVER
And many other standard articles.
O D A
Always charged acd pHrklin.
FODA JICKET3 $1.00 p r Dzftr.
CALL at the DRUG STORE.
GREENSBORO FEMALE COLLEGE,
Greenahuro, N. C.
Tl'o Full Session will begin on the 18th
Charyvs jer Session o20 tceefcs.
Board ( xclusive of washing & lights)
Tuition in regular English course. 25 00
Charges lor extra studies, moderate.
For Catalogues containing particu
lars, apply to T. M. Jones, President.
N. H. D. WILSON,
President Board of Trustees.
No. 1 Fayetteville Streef,
RALEIGH, N, C. ;
Blank Book Manufacturer,
Newspaper, Magazines and Law
Books of every description
bound in the very best
Style and at Lowest Prices,
SCHEDULE OF THE PETERS
BURG RAILROAD COMPANY.
Expresa Train .8,2Qn
Mail Train 4.15 p.m.
. Aukiyk at .Pxtksssvm.
Expreai.... 13.10. m.
Mwl 8.05 p. m.
JfH I.. -6.17 a.m.
Annrvs at Weldoh.
Jfail 00 a. m
Express 7.00 p. m
Fsxio jn Tkadu.
Leave Peteraburg 9.00 p. m.
Leave Weldon 8.80 p. m.
Arrive at Weldon 0,08 a. m.
Arrive at Petwburg.... 4.00 a. a.
LeaTe PeteraLnrg.. . . . . . e3 a. a.
Leave Gaston 1.15 p, tt
Arrive at Gaatoo 120 p. ra.
Arrive at Petersburg .... 7J00 p. m.
Frdghu for Gattoa Branch iil U
received at the Peteraburg depot only
on MONDAYS and THURSDAYS.
The depot will be cloced at 4.-00 p..
No good will received alter that hour.
" , , J.C.BPRIGG,
CDglaecr and Gcacral Haaager.
Barrow & Pleasants
S T O D K
far the largest in
Low for Cash,
before the ad
vance, which we
are selling at old
A good second
-hand Stove for
Barrow & Pleasants'
LonHrcrg, N, 0,
Br. 11. 1Z- JCIXCS,
0eis his Proics4ional Services to
the public in
JUrery department or
Looisbnrg at Warrtoton over
Dents Hotel, Norwood & Davis Store,
Dr.ZLtSIalene Dr. E. Kaloa J r
Practicing I rhysidan &
Physician! J Surgeon.
Market Street castot Court House
LouUburg, N. C
JOS. J. DAVIS,
ATT'Y aii CODHSELLOR alLAW
JjOUISBUO, FRANKLIN CO. N.C.
Will practice in the several coniU of
Granville, Franklin, Xaih, Warica and
CQ. Prompt attention paid to tbe
cot Kit ion and rcmitUucc ot money. '
J&ly 13, 1871.
& 3?. ailTCEE&tt,
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
Frxsxlikiov, N. C
Will practice in the courts cf the 6th
9 Prompt attention given to the collec
tlouof claims. No 60 tf
C. H.'Cojle, . H. Spencer
COOKE & SPEKCER
iTTORHEIS OD COUNSELIQ
Aud SelicitQK In
LCU1SBURG N. C.
Will attend the Court of Nsli,Frar.k
lin, Oranville, Wnrren.and WakqCoun
tu a, also the Supreme Court-d North
Carolina and tbe U. S. Circoit and dU
Couitj. No. 7 tf
H Jk. B N E S S
MENT. I have just 'peurl liattes anl
saddle tln-p in LnuUljuT, I hU
kep always on J. ami n fctnek 4
Micciiioe tu'itle HcrLfiTt and &dd!e.
I employ pood anl ixfHTimced work
men, ami i nrrnt nil the woik put up
by me ; ail kinds ul rtpkirin iu my
line dcre on f r.ort noihe and on very
rearonible'tfrmt. Mj Shop over Mr.
T- W, Carlile Stnre on 3!,in btrett.
ti I fohc't the patrune ot the
people el Fianklio,
Y. B. CL1FTO.
At ray Gallery over Mr, T. N. Car
lilt' Store can e found at all time,
round, equare and rustic frame. I am
also prepared to take Gem tvpes, fird
and cabinet aiae Photoprapht.
When you wnt a good pictuti of
yourself and family, call at my Gallery.
Very Resptcti ully,
Y. K CLIFrON.
SIX REASONS WHY
tou anouLD ixsube nr
THE PE.NN MUTUAL
LIFE INSURAH6E COMPANY.
921' CUESTHVT STREET,
lat. Became it i one of the oldest
cotspaaiea In the cons try, and put tit
dy ot experiiacnta.
2d, Became every policy balder la
a member ol the Company, entitled to
all its advantages and privilege, bar
Ibg a right to vote at all elections lor
trustees, and thus has aa influenca ia
Sd because it bas the largest accn
mnlated faxd of any Lite Insnraac
Company in the Utata.
itn. Because by economical man
fcgement, iu ratio of expenses to total
income is 1st below the average ot lite
Companies, (See Oficial Icjunace
5th. Because it bas declared more
dividends 10 number, and of a larger
average percentage, than any Company
in the United States,
For example: Policy No 18, for
fSOOO, has been paid to the widow of
a Philadelphia merchant, upon which
tweotythree dividends had been de
clared, avei aging City seven per cent.
Had tbeae dividends been used to pnr
chase additions to this policy, f 5,0ift
mote would have been reaiixed mxk
og the policy worth $11,046.
Ctb. BccADseit lsliUral in itsmaa
agement, prompt in its selttlements,
sale bejond a contingency, aod its rates
are as low as any first-class Company
in the country.
Principal Features. Small expenses,
ftbsoioie security ,large return premiums,
prompt payment of losses, -and liberali
ty to tbe insured.
W. IL FINCH. Gen'L llanarer for
1 North Carolina.
W. D. .SI'RUILL, Gea'L Agtat,
FnnUiatos, N. C.