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THE GOVERNOR AND HIS DUTIES.
When the illegally appointed officers held
over after demand. they plaeed themselves
in the wrong. It is the duty of be Gotwibw
to maintain the Executive IleparVnentof the
Gjoverumeut. The people demand this. Rea
jn, justice, fcjood government ajl require it.
The shout of the mob may chime in with
the denunciation now heaped upon the
Governor of North Carolina for what he be
lieve to be an honest discharge of the du
tifHi of hia office, but the people will sostaiu
l.im. If. In the contest, between the lawful
government of tlm State aud the wrong do
r, the pabl'ic press and public sentiment
!t ere wopttrlv directed, the wronpr doers
'iio ode nee is meant by the term would soon
'ietire.1 There would then be no necessity of
putting any one on baJf raiiuus or sending
iany one home. The people have seen quite
much resistance to lawful authority of
late a they desire to see. They demand
obedience to the law and to lawful authori
ty. Carobwa Jsra.
The alovoia about all the defence that
Lai jet appeared in the lladical organ in
favor of Governor Caldwell" reckless
I disregard of law and tho Constitution.
Ve kite shown that the Era, to sustain
! the Governor, had to tramplo under foot
the decision of the Supreme Court in the
caaeof Clark t. Stanley the very de
cision from which the Governor pretends
j to get authority to turn out the ojf iters of
j the State institutions who were appointed
under Act of tlte legislature.-
I When the illegally appointed ojfieers held
1 over after demaud, they placed themselves
in the wrong," aythe EraJ'
"Wbtt a the Legislative Boa? ds are
illegally appointed officer 1 Where is
! the authority for declaring them so? Have
; the Acta under which ' these Boards were
appointed been declared unconstitutional?
j liar they yet been before the Courts for
adjudication 1 These Beards have been
advised by counsel learned in the law,
1 that their appointments were made in
J pursuance of law, and are not in viola
; tion of the Constitution, Until the law
I under which they act has been pronoun c-
! ed nneonstitntioiial, they are presumed to
be the legal Boards, and any attempt by
j the GoYcrnor to eject them before that
i law f declared unconstitutional is a gross
' usurpation of Executive potccr, a shame-
t less disregard of the law, and a reckless
t defiance of the Constitution
We assert it unhesitatingly, that when
the Governor of North Carolina, without
1 an appeal to the Courts, attempts to eject
officers who are acting in pursuance ot an
j Act of Assembly, ha is frailty of a bigli
crime in office whith would justify his
Hnnoone the Boards were illeerallv an
t r a s
pointed by the Legislature ; there is but
one legal way by which the legality of
these appointmeuts can be tested, and
j that is by a resort to the Courts. Any
I method of taking charge of theJState in
1 stitutiens by the Governor's appointees
save that in pursuance of law. makes tlu
Gorernora criminal, and a violator of
i that Constitution which he has taken a
sacred oath to support.
We are surprised at the doctrine pro
claimed in the Era. . We are ustonuhed
that Col. Hanes, who has always express-
to trample upon the Constitution which, in
Vie t ight of Heaver hi has solemnly sworn
to support, he becomes amenable to pun
ishHitnt, ai d Stands a criminal at the bar
of public opimoni ht peoph detnand
obedience ' 0 Jawful autltorittf, and (hey
deuiand that obedience aHhe hands of the
Governor 6f Norih Carolina I
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jSALIsjfJTJRT. FKIDAT MAKCH 29.
The Democrat and Conservatives of Rowan
County anjj requested to assemble in Conven
tion' at the Court IIoue, in Salimry, on Mom
dayUhe IGjth day of April next, being the first
week of tlie Superior Court, at one o'clock, Y
M.,'for tjic purpose: of electing delegates to re
preient thw County in the State Convention of
theDi'nio:ratic-CoBfervative Party, to be held
at ClrecnMOoro' on the first day of May next, and
aldi in th Congressional District Convention,
to be held when and whet e the Executive Com-
mil tee of the District, tdiall appoint.
JAMES E. KEKR,
1 Chairman pounty Ex. Committee.
March 6, 1872. ; X
4 COUNTERFEITERS ARRESTED.'
Two young men of Cabarrus county,
Daniel D. Petrey and Dau'U H. Harkey,
were broagbt before U. S. Commissioner, Mr.
W. HHowerton. UstvweeV ehirgjd with
passing countefeit gold and silver eoin. Tbey
were arrested in Concord, at which place
tbey had passed a considerable quantity in
small sums at different stores. Tho facts al
leged against thein were easilr and abun
dantly proven. Some of the spurious coin
was found upon thein, and their guilt was
subsequently established by their coufWioii.
Tbey implicated others, and said they were
hired to pass the money, aid were to receive
fifty per cent, of all they got off. E. D.
Ridenhour, a merchant doing business six
miles this side of Albemarle, in Stanly Cot;
was charged by these youug men of being
engaged in the business : but when Riden
hour waa arrested and brought before these
and an examination had, they utterly failed
to sustain their charges, aud Ridenhour was
discharged. The young men, Harkey and
Petrey, in default of bail were sent to prison
in this place, where they remain at the pres
f It is conjectured that the spurious eoin in
question was manufactured somewhere iu
the north, or else that . the moulds or dies
were prepared there. That representing
silver coin is well executed, and where coin
is the common currency of daily transactions,
would readily escape suspicion. The gold
is not so well done: it is deficient in weight,
and color; and a very slight scraping re
veals the base metal underneath the thin
Having admitted into our columns extracts
froni othej papers, and employed language of LlectrotVDe eoatine.
our own, against the new political position of I ,
the iStategjrille American, we give in this imue 1ST Old Berlin, Sangamon connty, 111., has
what, we suppose, it prepared and regards as a been the scene of a remarkable fanaticism, pro-
tfeefuw of its conversion to radicalism. This Is I moted by a deranged Presbyterian preacher. It
creditable in so fat aa it manifests a decent re- eems, however, he had an eye to business, having
spect for tjlie opinions of other? and is designed obtained bequests of lands and money from two
to show the reasons impelling it to so sodden, of his dupes. He advocated the dogma of per-
and in soibe aspect, so remarkable a change. 1 feet holiness and entire sanctification. He pro
The A, tterican plants itself on its sight to j fessed to have . revelations from God, and in
change, 4 position which it is likely to hold His name denounced the marriage relation be-
withont a disputant. The argument of the tween a certain man and hi wife. The people
article quoted seems to rest on that. If there have at last interfered, and will subject the
was. nothing due to consistency nothing to pro- preacher to an examination of a jury to decide
jpftty nothing to reason, nor to decency, this de-J on his sanity,
fenie might he regarded as conclusive. But in
this fastidious world of ours people are held re-1 SAD ACCIDENT,
sponsiblejfbr things they have a " rtght " to do, I The following account of a sad accident which
an( they are just as surely to be guaged by cer- j occurred at Davidson College a few days ago,
tain actions of this character as if they, were is copied from a private letter dated at that
criminal. Indeed, there are cases in which jhe place, March 25th :
practical assertion of one's abstract rigbl rrecip- Dr. Phillipps' oldest son, James, a student,
itae8 upon him a deeper, more withering scorn '8 out hunting near the village, when lifting
and detestation than almost anything he could m" 8un er the fence it slipped, and the hani-
doi Butl we do not nretend thtW m.cr.lell on he. "I1 1d gun discharged its
I 4 . wmmmmw w . 4.
11. 1. A - I it f . . . I J -WW9 . i' '
ougiH w pe me isie 01 me American. e with- rection thronghjhe palm, and coming out at
hold ourjindividaal judgment in the premises) the wrist. The doctor at first thought the hand
and leav others to do as they like. If the ar- might be saved, hut on examining it while under
tichrrefefred toxsaeatUfieatheeditor, he r 16 T, t n,T T V, i!f T-.
. I . . , . ' found to be more or less shattered, and it was
. u' very naru 10 piease, ana cannot well ob- amputatitl that night a little above the wrist.
jeet if other people smile. , It was his right hand, and will be an irfepara-
i J i I Dlc los during his whole lite.
AxxpuxcEMENT. W ith this issue my edi
torfal connection with the Era ceases, after a
cuiuinuajice 01 six monuis,
The Ralegh Sentinel of March 28, says : We
Fiiulinz that mv
maimer f conducting the paper, and my views i .1 .u j i u. i
ofnolicvl in apvral nart'JnL MA JL having taken the second sober thought, couclu-
ed SO much riterence for law, and who with the; approval of a large portion of the paryl ded to OTCr l"e appropriation made by the
IF EPHRA1UMBE JOINED, HIS
IDOLS, LET .HIM ALONE.
In order to ascertain if our impression
was correct, that jhe Statesrille Amcri
can, was about to depart from it political
faith, we wrote at! editonal on the subject
of "Uxder Which Kix, Bexzoxiax,"
asking if it coud be true that the
American bad decided to take the fatal
leap into the daik flood of Radicalism.
We remembered the former faithful ser
vices of that paper to our party. We
remembered- how ably and efficiently it
fought against lladical lraud aud
Radical oppressbu. We remember
ed how bitterli but justly it bad
denounced the poltical enemies of North
Carolina aud low zealously it had
espoused Ibti cauj of the people against
the Radical thieves aud swindlers, who
have bankrupted the State and blasted its
prosprriety. We remembered also how
indignant the American had become in
witnessing the atriiressious of Federal
power, and the bvaaiou of North Cart),
liiia by ared t'oop to arrest peaceable
citizens, in defiance ot the Constitution
and every principle of civil government.
We remembered, all these things and
more, and woudeied why it was that our
respected cbtemporary and former faithful
ally, should note give forth an uncertain
sound. Its conduct strikes ' its former
friend dumb with amazement aud morti
fication. They cannot uuderstaud why
it should be dilly-dallying iiowf" in this
great crisis in our political fate. They
cannot understand why so great a chang
has so fuddei.'y "come over the spirit of!
in auswermg our interrogatories, the
American says :
''Our estcemeed cotemporary, the
Raleigh Daily News, in a late istu ,
mauiieits great solicitude to learn the
true positou of the American with
regard to future co-operation with
political parties of the country, aud
bestows a high compliment for our past
coarse iu lustaining the party with which
the News will ciutinu to act, although
we claim riocrit for what we honestly
believed at that time, was riuht : nor.
do we kiow that our aid was of any
special importance, to be appreciated in
such conplimentaiy terms by our worthy
eotempoiry, who seems loth to part com
pany. YVe can assure him that thi is not
of our sacking, but has been iorced upon
us, by '.lie course of the party that the
News aud American had hitherto siu
taincc', espesially by its leaders and office
seekers ; and that, iu our opinion, public
sentiment upon the question, is iu ad
vance among the people, whose voice
should be obeyed. '
The American claims no merit for
what it "houestly btlieved at that time
was right." Iu sther words, if we un
derstand the language uecd, it now
Dclievcs its former course in opposition to
Radicalism was wrong. Th; italicim of
of the word right was nvide by the
American. Its denunciation of the Radical
bas been each a strict constructionist,
should advise a conrgo which he must
know in his conscience to be wrong, aud
"utterly untenable" in the light of reason,
common-sense and the Constitution. It
must be hia roUtaken sense of duty as
the; Editor ot the lladical organ, tit
forces liim to defend a lawless Governor
IQ the face of his unquestionable and ie
ty.Jmy situation become unpleasant. I therefore Liegsllature to the Commissioners and Boards
proposetl to Col.;C arrow certain terms, on which
I was willing to (lissolve the husinpas i-oni
tract whjch I had made with the Era Publish
ing Company. These terms were accepted by
Coj. Carfow, who throughout, has acted witii
he highest degree of honor and generosity. !
"In retiriiH' from tli hn 1 Ar. !a
5 n " a v. w 1 1 v vcanc ly
Im? a Iiepublican. I have no engagements for
of Directors of the Penitentiary, Institute for
the Deaf and Dumb and the Blind and Asylum
for the I nsane, so that the business of those in
stitutions will go on as heretofore.
Slate Constitution its denunciation of
RADICAL JUGGLERY CON-
th future, but eontemutate em?ai;ine in iht SPTT?ArV AT THU nibrrm
is unquestionable antL re uracils Ut l. t,w ,i.. lJ'iT-
peated Tiolations of tho fundameutil law nefship With an Attorney eminent in thej pro- The radicals make little or no apol-
ot tne land.
' ,It la the Jut V of tlm finoranr tn irmiii
fesfcion. Lewis IFivk " 1 I norv fXr iY niitroiwniio nnA nulmlnil
lo say that we are surprised at Col. Uanes' conduct Ot (jrOV. Caldwell in Withhold
tarn the Executive Departmeut of the Gov- retirement from the editorial chairsof the JJia, ing from the directors of the Afeylums
ernment, say the Era. WpUid b. a3 sinI)Je aflectation ag an attem; to Penitentiary the money necessary
That is true, but it is not his duty to conceal pur joy over that event. Knowinchim to nnrrv on thps institntinn TrwWl
clothe himself with judiciul powers also, asjwe da we have been expecting it. He is too there can be no excuse for his conduct!
ami construe me law wunoui consultation wise and two honest to stand the nresaure of Tf .1
rith Attorney General,! as Caldwell has unscrupdous, lawless radicalism. He was Lai;rn,1 ffi:t M... a
10 mi ui wc COUimaill : lieaa ailU MlOllUlpr hnvi nnv rvthar fArhf.
a ' I -T ' - Mas f Va V- VUtkVt .VI 4ft
that be will not confine himself to the
duties of the Executive Department, but
combines the office of Judge with that of
Governor, when the Constitution says ex
pressly that the powers of the Executive,
Judicial and Legislative Departments
shall be kept separate and distinct. "The
people demand" that tlje Governor shall
not usurp Judicial 'power. "Reason,
justice, good government, all require,
that he shall confine himself to hia legiti
mate duties, and not Arrogate to himself
toe power of tue Courts.
n 7 viuviai a vx itooiiuO a 11 1!
disregard of lawful oblip-ation. In anv
H was ahnnt tliA I L' fil. i i ..,t . i .
? - v v cw iti i.np rasp inimir ir rnar hieon.
on y one among them all who had influence ! noJnt, n IrnnJth tm . .
e tuldfT1 Krb,iCr 7' SU intents and purposes such de ado
le could not please the radicals lie j -r u-.
aiiu ate c7k,kcu iAj nave nit; money
radicarjournal in the State,
. : . . 1 .
with the; I
tiot plunge to the profound depths of p i
party corruption and falsehood reouired. He UUUi uc wyarry
on the busi-
j j .IU ..mcuuvu icuuircu. ilV I .1 ii . . .
would hot because he couLi nL w. Mnin uess ineY are cargea witn, until, by
to'say tlis from our knowledge of the man- j. rU,a.r leSal Proceeding, they arc
kiiowlege awjuired through years of dailv in- ,sP'ace
tercours. II is not the kind of stufr.rad'icals But the purpose of Gov. Caldwell
are made of; and we predict that should he an n'3 CO-COnspiratOrs is plain they
ever again turn up as a iHlilician it will not be are nofc content to let the law take its
"if the Dublic nress i and the nnblie a ra5cal-6ne of your North Carolina radi- course they think the law is too slow
sentimeut -were properly directed, the ca?8 of his day. He may be found among the for them and their purposes, and in-wrong-doers
would sooh retire," says the Llcra.l: Kepublicans, which, we believe, is his deed they are afraid of it any how
Erdn I tne position in politics. He was a Trumbull hence thev endeavor to drive fhnsA in.
T 1 I
xi oy K-rcm-ooera the jra means the epuoiican ueiore he went to Raleigh,! and place out of place by withholding the
Illative Boards, then that paper has h" M no political event of sufficient necessary money. This, we repeat, is
ti ?an,YT ihey haVe COm' imrt1nrcVinduce'chang8ince- conspiracy, and nothing short of it.
f PPOtntments etpo of the circumstances which made Grant If Aldwell had the rieht to annoint.
mi u v mw.. xt ium hi ii uronouneea coHnent to hwAtn ar.i;rit-.
President I wlnrK wo ilonv 4-tiaf wo all l :v.
WOlllU Hot ohaiiCTo l.im Tk n ; - 'l O
t r.T T 7 IU "Wa he had there his office stopped, and
places brought to light by the Concessional In- ...l- U J x. j ' ' ,
,T" iv iif ii lit" n. in uiiu rrn u m a
nave tnat eUect. The arras sales to France' o.:0 i l 'j ti.r
wuld .lot, we thinks The long addition It TihlZ
tothe IU of radical thieve, within the list six ra!lhe1c"me of conspiracy.
months ; nor: the refusal of Congress to paksa nn P Til-7
eenerallamntv Kin . .ti.t.T. illegally usurping or holdinz an office
wi?ed hv nrant r,Sna. k r place shall be put out of snch office
would be likely to change a Trumbull Repub f PaCe V a PrPer lcgal Proceeding
lican to a Grant radical. No. Col TT,n ?,., the law doe8 not provide that the gov-
be heard in deuunetation of the rra)
be a Liberal Kepablican. Ilia Dolitical .onti- ernor or any one else shall j resort to
wrong doers until they shall b forced bv raenU' "e of Ux high a grade, and bis moral straie9cm and trick to turn persons out
sense iqo pure and strong for slimy radicalism. OI vuit proviues lor tne trial ana
The Ualeigh Daily Xac$ of the 26th, to band the establishment of right through the
sihee the above Was written, corroborates four courts. I
views p Col. H:mes' political position; and Let the peofflc mark the fact that
iniuas ne ought to attend the Cincinnati Con. the lawless, rcckess ruler of theirs, (by
luvalid, they are ready1 to surrender the
trusts reposed in them. Uutil so pro
nounced; it is thejr duty, and they have
been so advised by some of the most emi
nent lawyers in the State, to continue in
the exercise of their powers and in the
discharge of their duties, according to
appointments. T lie public press and the
peblie sentiment are directed against the
real, wrong-doers, ui these are Gov.
Caldwell and his illegal Hoards. That
press and that sentiment will contiuue to
the Indignant rebuke of the public to re
eedefrom the disgraceful position in which
they find themselves placed. In that
event, "there will be no necessity for put
ting any one on half Rations or . sending
any one home." !
"The peopla have sen nnitA mnl .
sistaoca to lawful authority late as they fth-emeiit
w w sew ; m?y ueinana obedieuee U
the laws and to btwful authrity," says the
Era. . . - i
Amen! say we. The resistance 'to
lawful authority proceeds from the Gov
.. .. j i 1 1
vi our mi iuii uiauci, unu no one vise, lie
baa violated the law, as Col. Hau s him
self must know. The Governor has re
sisted ihe lawful authority, lie is now,
acting iu defiance of an Act of the Legis
Utnre, which has not been adjndged uu.
' constitutional. And the people demand
obedience to the laws and to lawful au-
j. He may choose to withdraw entirely accident merely, however,) undertakes
he political arena, and we believe re- to make appointments to office, and
t would be most congenial to one of bis then to put his appointees in to office
temperament. But if induced to Uke anVnart nA nU K rUUtA:.. e. iL. t
.t. .i . . m uiuw, uj .nuuiiuiuiiii: irum iiie in-
therein the proposed Cincinnati Convention is sane and the iW-if an! )mh
the only body at all likely to frame a platform n? j 5. d DUmb fnd th.6
on wluplrhc can stamL or name the man luj can -"lin1 the money necessary and provi-
stipport. e v ded by law for that
chase bread and meat and the necessa
ries of life. He proposes to turn the
i THE LOWEHY GANG.
. l . " wi "id ue proposes to turn tne
1 he Wilmington pniiers seem to be of the v t it r
opinioi,that Ilinry Sry LoweryL dW and t JKf
tl.,ni. i. A 7 manner by withholding the monev.
.1.1 .L I
The correspondent of
thority from the highest as well as from fhe Xf York Herald, who was in, company
the humblest citizen. The Governor Fth the gang for several weeka. has n-inmui
cannot violate the law with impnnitv. io New York. lie could not or nnt
He will be held to a strict accountability anything very satisfactory as to the whereabouts
for his flagrant and violcut infractions of I of the
Tod Ii.' Caldwell, Governor though he be, i bro!
is not above the late. M hen he attempts J soon cease to exist as a terror in liobesou county.
j " ,u,,b uao uiea 01 tot wouna ue re l tuj- il i j , ,, y
(jeived of McQueen. But these are not dnfirnv Th? W 0t ?1,0W? , 011 the
They are deductions! from eiretim-l "rar prouioiw sucn grossly mm
H known to exist. The corresnondont f nJ.5nductthi is conspiracy.
hen officials get ahead of the law
want to run faster than it allows, and
try to overleap its bounds and barriers,
the people ought to mark them as men
dishonest and dangerous, and fit to be
cast out and condemned. "We believe
the people will so regard such false and
iaitmcss omcers. Hal. Sentinel.
peader, nor as to tlie fate of Boss Stro.
Jt is generally conceded, however, that the band
sen np. and that these murderers will
the lladical Kirk war its denunciation
of the wholesale swindling and corruption
of the Radical leaders its denunciation
of the Radical Legislature of 'GS-"G9, of
its bribery, its' trand, its ignorance aud
its Railroad Rings its denunciation ot
anything 'and everything pertaining to
Radical government, both State and
National, turns out to be all
although, at that time" the A mcr icon ViXyt
honestly thought sueh uenut.ciaiiun was
W hat has the Radical party recently
done that its enormities no longer excite
the indignation and criticism of the
American ! What atonement has that
party made for its past ofleucc 1 Is it
uot daily adding to the burden of guilt and
crime and oppression, beneath which our
people arc already staggering? Have the
recent exposures of fraud in the Natioual
government, aud the fresh acts of tyran
ny and partisan oalignity on the pail oi
the lladical bovemor of rtorlh Carolina
had no effect upon the American, to cauuo
i to redouble us blows against the tuost
infamous political organization that ever
disgraced the annals of any country 1
hen the honest, able and distinguished
Republican leaders of the North are being
driven from the support of the Adminis
tration on account of its disregard of the
plainest Constitutional provisions, its
narrow policy of hate towaids the South,
its Custom House and other frauds, Us
proscription and tyranny, its corrupt
officials and shameless abuse, its incom
petency; wwkeduess and despotism, how
ctu a newspaper, puoiisiieu in iortn
Carolina, which has done valiant ser
vice against the corruptions! s, veer
suddeuly around, and ally itself with
that party, from whose heinous political
offences aud outrageous crimes every
honest man inoifd torn with detestation
and loathing !
Bat if tho Am'efican has determined on
its course ; if it .has made up its mind
fully to take tlie fatal leap ; if it proposes
to cut itself aloof from the true and faith
ful citizens of the State ; if it has
conclnded to haul down its colors and
go over to the enemy, it should dilly
dally no longer,' but take its stand boldly
and independently in the Radical ranks.
We say, if it bas decided to support the
Administrations of President Grant and
Governor Caldwell, it should do so at
once, and not exhibit the vacillation and
hesitancy of its present attitude. If
such is its determination, we can only
say, "Ephraim is joined to his idols ; let
him alone." If such is its determination,
then all that we can do will have no
influence whatever, with our cotemporary.
Argument, persuasion, entreaty and
supplication wilt be alike unavailing. It
cannot be reslaimed. It is gone forever !
If, on the other hand, the Editor of the
American has not tuny decided to
fight under the black flag of Radical
corruption, we implore hitu to pause !
lor his own sake, for the sake of bis
friends, 'who are loth to part company
with him," for the sake of his Mother
State, who holds out her hands implor
ingly to him, in her extreme poverty and
agony, and beseeches him, in piteous
tones, to save her from Radical ruin and
shame, we ask. we beseech him, not to
join the piratical; crew that are banquet
ing upon the poverty and desolation o
the country ! Rather let his good right
arm be Constantly raised against the
despoilers of his country's prosperity,
peace, aud bappiuses. Daily Xctcs.
"WHO'S FOR SALE V
We noticed at the time that It was
published in the Raleigh Sentnel, aite
wards copied ino the Salisbury jELcawin
er, with approving comments, an article
with the abore leadiog, intimating, if not
charging that if "two old Whig pa
pers, west of Raleigh," could net be
purchased, in that case the Republicans
would start an "independent paper at
Raleigh." We do not know what "old whig
papers, west of Raleigh," are referred to,
but if the American is one of tbtm, then we
pronouuee the authors of these article! fal
sifiers of truth To our surprise, we see
these calumuiating articles, copied : into
the Salisbury Watchman, a paper that,
hitherto we had considered above such
unfriendliness towards any old Whig
papers and their well-known Editors for
honorable principle in the State; for we
da not believe that there is an old Whig
Editor in the State, whether he will now
support Grant, or choose some other
person for President, hut is as honest,
honorable, and as worthy of public con
fidence, s when he followed the lead of
the Sentinel and kindred sheets.
As to the Amkricaw, we will say that
we hare not "sold out," but we hare re
ceived flattering bids from more than two
Democratic, office seekers, to "sell out" to
each of them, but refused, for the reason
that the Ameeicax Is not fwr sale to any
man or party but will suppert whom it
pleases for office. j
Such au attempt at ku Uuxina and in
timidation, for a difference in opinion
upon public measures and the rights of
i individuals, is not very creditable to the
men or party that do it, and cannot re
ceive the sanction of proper tbiokiur met
This the slrougest evidence on the part
of the leaders of the so-called Democratic
party, that freedom of thought aud ac
tion is to be suppressed ; that meu are
not to be allowed to thiuk and act for
themselves, al the hazard of being calm
niated and charged with selling their
principles. Did the Old Line Whigs and
Democrats sell themselves to secession,
when they have voted for a candidate of
that stripe? If thy did, what was the
price paid! Th-y kuow what they got!
We well know what they feel when the
blood mounts to the cheeks, aud indig
nation at so foul au imputation, flashes
from the eyes of these genuine lovers of
" A I. "11
union ana political honesty, educated in
the schools of Hejjrt Clay and Andrew
When the American has co-operated
with the leaders of any party, we made no
sale or transf. r to them of our principles,
but claimed the privilege to sever the al
liance at any time. This, we take it, is
likewise thw line of conduct which every
old Whig and Democrat in the State
claims the right to pursue, if they shall
deem proper. And who will dare sit iu
judgment upon them for so doing ? Do
the people lelong to the politicians, that
they shall not thiuk, act aud vote as they
like? If th-y do, tee have uever seen
the bill of sale, by which '.he people have
voluntarily deprived themselves of their
liberties, and we pray God we uever may
behold the parchment, with its red lines
and broad seal for it will be writteu in
Ckertxw and SaUJmrv Rail Road It U rril.
fymg to learn that the work on this Rod
between this place and Cheraw is rapidly pro
gressing, and, it U confidently averted by soma
wl.o k no wttbero- that Ut iron hone will coma
i;Idbor0' frJm Charleoo before the ed of
1862. Pee De4 HcrmU.
WE BEQ LEAVE TO INFORM
our many friends that we are now
in receipt of a very valuable and well se
lected stock ef new
R. A. RIURPHY
STOCK of GfJODS.
direct from the Eastern Cities. s-Wted with
great care by tin old exp-ritrue-d buyer.
Our 8tock Consists of
Dry Goodf, Groceries, Hait, Cap and Stratc
Good, Bods amd Short, Sole and r -per
Leather, Paints, Oil, and Dye
Sttifs Notions of all Kinds,
CROCKERY d QUEEXSWARE, rfc.
Aud thw very best FULL standard
ANCHOR BOLTING Coths.
OUlt expenses are light as we do all inr
own work, attd w ean afford to w!l GuU
cheap, and we are drtfruiutl tt do il. Call
aud se us at the old and well kuowu lau-l
No. 1, MURPHY'S Granite Row,
SALISBURY, N. C.
13T We boy all kinds of Coontry Pr
doee, ami are Agents fur the Wtt French
Burr Mill Sto-es.
McCTJBBINS & CO.
J. SasTl.McCvbbixs, T. It. IlEAIJ
Joux D. Gaseii.l, 1). H. JlTLlAN.
March. 2U, Isi".
new and freb. in th rm
formerly occupied as the Hardware Store,
aud next door to lrmgbau & Co., to
the inspection of which they most cor.
dially iuvite the public. Their
was can-fully sch cled by ibe senior sane
bcr f the firm in person, and Los gut at
raus which will enable them to sell as
low, for CASH, as
in the ritj, fr Goods of tame eaalUy.
Their StOCk iM CCncrnI .ralr.up.
al) the various brAUcbcs ef
Notice in Ilankmptcy.
This is to aire Notice : That on
the20thdayof March, A. I).. 1p72. a war
rant in Daukroptry was issued acainst th
estate of John V. Hitting. t Salibsry. in
tbuLouuty of Ktwn. and State of N..rth
Carolina who lias Wo adjudgt-d a I'.mk
rupt up n his own peli'iou that thr pay
ment of auy debts, aud the delivery l any
property belougiug to such llankrupt. to him
or for his use, "d the traiibfer of'ny prop
erty by him, are forbiddeii by law. That
a meeting of the creditors of said ll.tukrupt.
to prove their d- bts, and cho one or more
Assignees of his estate, will be held at a
Court of IlsDkruptry to be hold' n at the
Court ll'ue in Salisbury. X. t.. b-f.re R.
Ii. HroadhVd, Esq., Kegisiter iu It .nknijt"y,
at 10 o'clock, A. M., u the lili dv of
April. A. U., 167-2. S. T. ('ARROW.
; T. .S. Mandial.
j J. T. Cl'THRKLL.
Deputy U. S. Marshal and M it .sender.
Groceries, Crockery Ware, Boots and
Shs Sole Jcnth'tr, Calf amd
Rimhng Skims, Grain and
' rvr- .
fiV.i.f, Scythes, Cap, Lei ter
and Xvte Taper,
ENVELOPES, PEXS, IX K, dV.,
and a beautiful assortment of
They ffl assured of their ability to
give entire tali fart inn, and especially in
vite old fii nds aud cotlotnrrr to call and
bring with ibem their acquaintances.
They expect and intend to maintain tb
reputation of the Old Murphy 1 loose,
hich is wi ll known throughout Western
North Carolina. All ibey ask is an ex
amination of iheir stock and the prices.
No trouble to fhow poods, so come ri;bt
along. Their motto,
Small projits, ready pay and
- -1- 7 1
sioca, low prices, lajy
This is; to Oivc Notice: That .n
thelli day of January, A. !.. lr7.aar-
i r.mt in IIiiiiL rniitrv u ah ImiihiI airi.ijif tl.-
To pursue this subject a litte further : ,-tate of V4. I. Hampton of Charh.tte iu
If the old Whigs aud Democrats, which the Cunty f Meckleul.ur. and Slate .f
the leaders of the present so-calU d North Carolina U has Wen alju.ltfeJ a
Democratic paity ol the Slate claim to : ltankrupt upon his ow n petition that the
wron" ! contr.1, are to be transferred to som oil er ly"e" P J Seliveiy of
Wl thev not tilt. If. have n " "J I' "l -
J - t l
:.. .1 i . " ,,, o
wi.c hi inciter, aiiu icarn iiic leru a ,
i.; I. tl...w l... ... . t. a i , Prlriy
"unu j ait hi ur iw iiaiKIVIHU I n;et
I I . . ...... 1 1 ........ . t - - . a . w . . . .... ,
i. no jtcu Lciuocrnc piriy oi mo oiaie i to prove their debts, and chouse ue or
have no nationality, and must look 10 more Assignees t Ins estate, will be held at
some other factum or fraction
dealing aud prompt attention. i, y will
endi avur to Bieiit lln-ir are f the pnb
lic puronae 'lhey aitr in "he market
f r all kii il of produce and solicit calls
fri.ni boili f l!rt am buyers.
P. & A. MU.1PHY.
icnirr MI RI'MV.
AMiRKW Ml RI'IIY.
.S ilirluiv, M.irrb S.l, 1572.
of a part r.
North, to even obtain a respectable tni
noritg by alliance ; in doing which, it Is
reasonable to suppose that they will be
required to surrender a portion, at least,
of their Southern principles, and accept
such terms as may be propesed to them.
Will the old Whigs and Democrats be
willinjr to be thus dealt by T or will they
not rather choose for themselves theii
party allies? This freedom of choice lies
at thj very bottom of civil liberty, and is
us antagonistic to party tyranny as auy
thing can be. It is useless foi men to
talk against tyranny, while they are en
deavoring to rivet the adamantine shac
kles of party upon the minds of the peo
ple, aud appeal to prejudice and passii n
to si cure the manacles as with bolts of
The only "sale" that we hare saade is
a press, type, and some materials to Col.
Chas. It. Jones, who proposes to begin the
publication of another journal in Stales-
ville, and which for a while will be print
ed in the American office, but whether
in the interest of the Kepublicans or
Democrats, we do not know, and will
leave the paper to speak for itself. If
Col. Jones desires to publish a democrat
ic paper, or any other stripe, it is his
right; and no Republican will object, so
far as we kuow. Statesrille American.
,JCrrxtv.v ; PROPERTY FDR -W
ing of the creditors of said Bankrupt. 1 llUi L'l 11 1 1 Ull Oil LI 111
a Court of Bankruptcy to W UolJen at the
Court House in Salisbury. N. C before It.
II. Hrondfield. lliMj.. Renter iu Bankruptcy,
at 10 o'clock. A. oil the lth day of
April, A. D., IcTU. S. T. CARRUW.
U. S. Marhal.
J J. T. CUT1IRKLL,
Deputy If. S- Marshal and Meseui;er.
DO YOU LOVE ME.
VNKWand latinj erfuine, with s preat
variety of other extracts for the liandker
cliicf, iiK-loJiiiK all kiil uf toilect articien, al
C. IL DARKER &COS Drng ttore.
07JLCZXAZLI) AXfS HEKTUCIITr
BLUE tiRA&S SKKIlS, with a neoid mio
ply of Landrethji (iarden Sei-d, junt receiv
ed at C.Tt. UARKUt A LO S Dr.iR Store.
y( x 1 TANN
L V . 1 Trarup
TANNKRS CHI, Mapic afnl
amit Machine Oil at
IF Nor SOLD I'KI VATKLY be-"
lor- Ihe l.lth or Apt II, I
wiL 11 at M.Uic sl-. iu frrt of tin Ave
liou Ro..in. I'Z ..'ciK-k. JI. on iht day. the
VALVAIH.K rilMl'KRTV know a mm the
ou Main tr--t. nearly oitnie the
l . II Tl f r - ...
IH'inrii iiou-e. J fil iroTilo i.q AlaiO
str't f-t. and rrrns ihroiich t.. .tret.
nd 11. ay ! . in two I-.t. rach fn.ntin
d twoarate street. Or the a fnmfit r on
Main tr- t mar be .tivideil iutw lr,
t? of 4-1 f-et froat. eadjfY.r buMOea tur
beinf itiikted in tJe butiteM irt of
be city. liT Terms of sale, ,, be half rah,
bd the balatire in mi it t'lirrhaKers. if wilh-
ntlNt TWO TIIRF.K YEA!t ith
interest. I Mle efx at4 t be rer4 till
all is paid. Apply to
J. K. 1UTRKE. Apt.
March H. IrTJ i:7:U
U. IL BARKER A CO'S Itur Store.
WHO 18 RESPONSIBLE?
Until Gov. Caldwell made tbe appointment
of " CommiMioners " for the Penitentiary, the
convicts were under good discipline, well be
haved and submissive. The investigation into
t lie origin of the late outbreak has brought to
ight the fact, that the convicts acted under the
conviction that the Directors had no suthority
to hold them, and that if they would attempt
to effect their escape, the Gnard would not be
justifiable in shooting them. Information had
been conveved to the convicts that tbe Governor
did not recognize the Legislative Board aa hav
ing any legal authority over them, and if the
Guard should kill any who endeavored to es-
oa(e that it would be an act of murder, for which
the Guard should be punishable with death.
These rumors havinc reached the ears of all
the convicts, they immediately resolved on an
outbreak at the hr oppo.rt unity, and on Thurs-
lay evening I act, the inmates of the cells at
tempted to carry out the plan agreed upon.
With the fatal consequences of this attempt,
our readers are already familiar.
ill the people of orth Carolina hold Ciov.
Caldwell entirely guiltle of the blood of the
negro Ilarthcld, who was k 1 lid by the Guard
while attempting to put down the inaurgents ?
Would Hartsueld have been killed had the
AVE RKSl'ECTFl'LLY call Ihe attention
It of lhysiciana. Me tenant and tke jkiLIIc
-generally u our well selected tock ol
Drugs, Chemicals, Paints, Oils,
Varnishes, Brushes, Dye Stuffs,
Lamps, Jmip Fixtures, de., dc.
VLL' GOODS warranted, pore, frah and
rennine. and prices to mil the time.
All orders promptly attended to. Especial
care and attention given to our prescription de
C. R. BARKER A Co., Imcrt,
I (Socceiwor to Jxo. II. Essi,)
26:tf SalUbnry, N. C
1 mm na'"rt
HAVING qualified a Executrix of the hut
Will and Testament of Jane E. Murphy
dee'd. notice is hertbv civen to all iierx.n in
debted to the CMtateof JanvE. Mund.y to make
! immediate payment. All ierii having claim
; . i . . 11 . . .1 . ,. .
again aiu esiaie are uereoy nouueu w prwm
the sajue to nre on or before the 14lh day
Febnttry, 18T3, or thi notice will be plead in
bar of their recoverr.
Sl'SAN W. Ml'RHIY,
SalUbtirr, Feb 11, lSTi. Ex-cutrix.
Mower & Reaper.
a " W i
Mam r.vcTi khd hy tiik
Belvid-r Mantibictorisg Co.. BlvibVr. N.
J.; has the earinp ( c'g wbeeJ) all ia au
irou c. o a ti exclude all grit, dirt, Ac.
Ctttitaius inar.y uevr atid valuable fr-ature
which do not exist in t.thers. Wirk well on
ncH.th or ktoiiey land and is Cot liable U
get out of order.
Persons inteiiJin to biy movers sad
Reaper, this miner. ou!d do well I
bef-r purclia.-in elsewhere.
u ag-tit uted iu every eui-tj i tbe
tate. eua lor iuuiraieu w
C. A. HEGIU
Gn'l State Act. tor f. C.
Kriedburg. Iorvthe Co.. N. C
NV. L. KlsTLER.
Salisbury, N. C
3,: Agent f.r Rowan ('-
JJ SkrSS'HBAD & FOOT STONES, &C.j IMPORTANT. NOTICE
Governor of North Carolina who, in hi lawless
attempts to turn out the Ihrectora of the 1 eni
tcntiary, sewed the seeds of demoralization and
insubordination in the minds of the convicts?
When the highest officer in the State sets the
law at defiance, hia evil example becomes con
tagious, and insubordination follows.
JOHN H. BU1S
rjENDERS hi compliments to Ids friend
1 .and the public, and in tl is uji-thod would
hrina t their attention hi extended tacilitie
i fir meeting demand ia hi line of UuMne-s '
I! ia now- nrenared to niniifh all kind, ol
Irave Stones, from the theae-t Iliad Stone-, j ent tranda on L
o tbe ctUet monuments. Th prefeiinr ' -on. I J'1
Tn M,iuufiiurcrs of Tobacco
IS L authoiii"'! -tftht for the .a!e of J"
iti- A xiak ' lmud of Liq j-n
1 h:ve r-.eived lt a-e of the l.ria '
T'" aud expect to keep a pcd M-ock umei-
. ..a -
Lanrt unnng tlie prescm. '
L.OOK out. ten aouar connteneit 1 .oommodated ou -hort time
iit nn the Kirmpn and lfinufiptnrsi' I ..nl.m with i-ifrur. ttriiHs. and the
tertlli of tbe toaUSCt. a-iacuou puntan
unt cil.Vt, Jrv-r. 1.. -
a ,1.- -..ri ..t ...nd ' freicLt aUueO. Uiauuiatxcrer-
kiii rus Biiu 1 ri 1 iiisu m - --
National Bank of Pougkeepsie, N. Y.,
are circulating in tbesa parts. Look ont
trictly in ac- well to give me a 11U.
I a:-o keet munaiuiy
teed. He will not be undersold, .onn or
South. Orders rolk-ted. A thin s.
lAf JUlIX IJ- BL'IS. SaliburT.
sn hand a r"1
t k of fi-reral mrv ti-tndise, ineludiug Mi'i
lrry Goods ti roc rit-s. 1'rod uce Ly p
Salihurr. Mar.L 'J7. Ir7