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f L'ojjdes to on j;. address.,
HEAD & FOOT STONES,
JOHN H. BU!S I
f llBypKH Jhijlimfiti U h'y friend
j I- Aijaf tlie'jjitiblic.anU in thi met h ml would
ring 0 their attention Ins extruded lacibtn?
j..r intmiiijr t!!i.iiinl:. in hi- line l i.usiiie.-s.--jlcMjnnw
jnvjir- (l 10 fund h all ) iiuis T
(inivn Atones, jr.nrii tbe chcapc-a jl.-nd Stoiie,
1 t!ij ItiwtlM'!) i lauT.miiiMi'H. Th ir;ffnii
itrli-Jniid Vit)-! j o lly wrrk- not on h;u.d. :;i!j
! n'ni'nio(litii1 o;i liort timf, strictly ii iicf
kkIiUhM' witlrj'cilir;Uioii-;, drafts, inn! tlx
icrius' ff tin hntiart.j S.ii ir.liiHum V"araiH
ifiul. ! lti. will jiot -lii-i nndt rsolil, Xorth oij
SoittliL ;nli!i-i (olii-t.'d:. Adlr-.y, . ';"
J7;tt: ij Uihu. ii. lit, ity, fsiiistmiT.
17: MURRAY Street,
irirtufactiirer' and Jobbers of
BOOTS & SHOES
J i I I
llav(ta complete ptock in all liiiefj.includ-f
iij ivr popular Granite
Kin l'liic shoes, nnd IV omens I'clA. balsi
j Urtlqrs . eolited and carefully filled at)
lowest luaikct rates.
J. K. MOOSE, Salepman. f
feb U 5iO:4m. i
JOHN A. HALL !
In the Store-IIouse of J. IT. Verble, oil
liuiirti jftrcej, in selMn a well assorted stocW
of Fii(uy C3ro i ne, consw.tin ot
CvjfcCy Siiynr, Tew, Mohisscs,
i i. ! 7 7
Oonfectionarics, J "egefahlcs, , IVaiU, j
C"atrr7 hut r'litt for rtth and -country
I'tiHlitce. lie invites all to call anl exatnine
in oNis, which, t iioe.ii not as larc m
(jtuitiltf niav lie toiind elsewlicre. are not
ii iicnori in onaruv, aim win ie soni io-,v.
Feb. 28, yi. 2 l::iin
RI C H'SVI O ! D
A 1 1
L I A"f
Slipper (titd (hi
Tin kkklv mnj: irtmm mrh.
.. )M( JiaHuiHtrci .Philadelphia. -Kmc
rk, id Hush))), and all points
Xo-rth -and Ea.st, Yast
iriul Xorl incest.
Ie.-iT, Hi lumintl on Tnes':ys, ThurH.layR
uiul jvitur. at H 1. M., e niurting with
the .'phinl (I Steamer
I State of Virginia
J ,Ai'T. U v. fim:i:man.'
For ilw ibnrr-Xmed Taint.,
l-uu-iin.g at th.j river lan.liHs, and arriving
in Haltiinor' o i thi f..llo.vin: morning in
time tOjC.Tiiiieet' w itli trains North and Ysft.
'r(in.lii;h tickets and Uayaye checked to
a rr v tvt wn -r-
T.eaVeiiJ.ilfiiiiJ.rH. l'ier X. .(VT ;rht Stref.
ri Mondays, jvVVdMesday3. and Fridays at 4
T. . Arriving jin Kithnu.pdat 11 o'clock ftie
. follow ing inoijijing. :
Bills of LmUna Given to all
1 t :.. j-!
- I j'- J XI. 33 l
Prom HirhmiJud to Haltiifiore.
Froih lrhmoki.I to Philadelphia,
Prom Kithmdnd to New york,
'rom Kichmolml to IWort all rail.
irom Uichihoind to Hostoiw by Souud 14 75
.1 VM. N.IHn.VOG, Supt.
IJEU11EN t'OSTKli. (Jen'l Am..
I .Vo. iri lAyM Street, r.altimors.
J- L. TAYLOR, Ticket & Preieht Act
..; ' ! " JUdntioud, Va
J I K I s S , ; T r a v e 11 i n g A c t .
AlJAKlXpS of COURT AXD MA
USTjiATp' llLAXKS at this ojjice
ii : if ...; I ill ii iii ii . ii it ti, . i-i ,r.i i
Si- TOMBS, ii
. ' I II II I II I. 11 1 1 II El - ! tM -
iiauiii il l ; u jj a Villi a ij i ji. i
R. A. MURPHY
t i i
Ha rift;; nnin Organized for
I5U4lNEtf,;havj? just opened a
entirely fii; aim fn'li, in tlie loom
formerly ()ccupied as t be Hardware Store,
and next door to liiiiliam & fa., to
l!ie tnip('(tion of Wiijjli j tliey most cor
dially iuivfte the ituli. friieir
"was carefully selected ly the senior ra?m
l.er uf the'; fii in in person, ati(Lbouprlit at
rat ca .whit b w ill enable' them to sell as-
low, for (MS 1 1, ajj i ;
,MMY I MOUSE
in the 'ity, for Goods of snmft quality.
Their Stock is; general, embracing
all the vaiious braticlies of
Grocer te$i CrocJierg Ware, Boots and
y Shoes ISole lealhcrr Calf and
lliniling Skins, Grain and
- i -
Grass, Scythes, Cap, Letter
ii j '
'". and Xofe. Paper,
KXYELOPKS, PEXS, IXK, dr.,
and a beautiful assortment of
They feel assured of their ability to
give entire igatisfadtion, and especially in
vite old friends and customer? to call and
bring with them their acquaintances.
They expect and intend to mainfaiu the
reputation 4of the; Old Murphy House,
which U wll known throughout Western
North Carolina. All ihey ask is an ex
amination of their Stock and the prices.
No trouble to 8hoW goods, so come right
along. Their moti!0, ''
Small profits, ready and
: QUICK SALES. '
Willi a good stock,, low prices, fair
dealing amj prompt attention,,, they will
endeavor lb merit their share of the pub
lic patronage T&dy are in the market
for aU kinds of produce and solicit calls
from both Sellers and buyers.
I B- & A. MURPHY.
Saljbmy, jMarch 23, 1S72. S7:lv
Hk vlk v crxv'a i J.
White Goods, Embrbidries, &c.
: 4o- L
f):iiillli(i.EtK AD SASH
VELV$T RI3S0NS, NECK ties.
Bonnet slkrSatia, Velvets anCrapss,
Flowers, Ff i!it rs, dniRincnis, Frames, ic.
snuw ronnetN and ladies and
( UlLDlIEN-.S HATS,
TIUMM KI) AKl) VIITKIMMED. .
And id connecting Warerooms
WniTii GOODS, L1NI-XS, EMBROIDERIES,
XAKS, 8i:TTSv HANDKERCHIEFS,
VEILlNtt. HEAD NETS, ;
: - . ACj, Are.
ITos. 237 Ind 233 Baltimore street, 1
The?e Goods sue "manufactured bv us or
I ' 1 1 A AT . V 1 . .
uionp,nt lori.asii ttinietlv trom the Euronean
and Ainericaif JIanitfaeturers, embracing all
the latest novelties,! unequalled in variety
i aim eneapness;'. in any market.
Orders tillld v iih care, pro
uesiateb. jj I !
Vkw?. 1 1 j T. J. Puice.
PjEilCB 8c BRO.
t; ; 1 !
T11K1H ; - ' J,
TO JENKIN'S CORNER, j!
"VN'here theyi: will cmtinue to Sell Flour,
Meal, Fresh Meats, Bacon, , Lard. Butter.
Effss. Coffee. Teas. Suirar. Salt. Pickle. Mo-i
lasses, &ci, together with a large and varied!
Htock of household and table necessities
liring yourcoiiutry prodnc to
- ! PRICE & BRO.
Jt7:tf) M i
lian4 Deeds, j Trustee Deeds
Commissioner's Deeds, Sheriff1
Deeds, Chattle Mortgages, &&.
For Sale a
t this oflis
STOCK of GOODS,
is well supplied with;
argc and elegant assortment of
CUT ILLUSTRATIONS, &C,
suitable for all kinds of
liiHir and more Ornamental Types lor
I 1. 1 j I ."'
Business & Professional
Visiting, Party and Wedding Cards ;
College and School
llliillld Un-j.M "t
Circulars of all kinds ;
Tobacco Notices and
for all purposes ;
and Solicitors ;
Or anything else required in the
51 ,1 :
AS A XEWSPAPER,
Is; p. candidate for public favor. Its
1 t i
circulation is good, and -its standing
and, patronage iniproving.1 It is one
he best! advertising mediums in
the jStat and ofiers its facilities on as
liberal terms as any.
IN the District Ooart of the United States
for; the Cape Fear District of North Carolina.
I Att the matter of John Wi Holm, bankrnpt
Upon the application of the Assignee of John
W4 Holm, bankrupt, it is ordered that a second
meeting of the creditora of gaid bankrupt be
held in CharloUe, on the 29th of Mar 1872, at
10 o'clock, a,m:.at the office of R. II. Broadfield.
kbnotpf the Registers in Eankruptcy, in said Dis-
'MVh ie purpose namca mine j.wenry-Be-verijh
Section of the Act of Congress.
; i iW. II. SIMPSON, Asfignce.
PLAIN S FANCY
H : ; : !
A. M. Sullivan. ; J. P. (Sow an.
THE tmdersigned having associated tbem
selvcs in business tinder the firm name of
A. M. SULLIVAN, CO.,
UAVE opened iu Ii. J. Holmes' new build
ing.; next door to the Hardware Store,
where they will be pleased to meet oU and'
Lnew frieuds. Tbey have a magnificent room
tne largest aua best m town ind
Largo c&s Sjplonclici
STOCK .OF GOODS,
COMPRISING a general astorlineht. Hard
ware exeeyted, and will guarrantee as
good bargains ad can bo sold by any House in
the South. The- will dal heavilv-in Groceriiis
and country i'toduce, buying aad selling, a id
invite all who wish eitheio 'jii v or sell to call
on them. A. ii. SULLIVAN L L'o.
Jan tilth, JS72. l!:tf
WKOLKMI.K AXD UKTAIJ,
EC CLE C2 Ei EGL
And Conniissicn Merchants,
Salisbvky, March 1st, 1872.
Keep constantly on hand a larpe and choice
stock of GENERAL 3IERCIIANDISE
comprising Dry Goods. Groceries, Wares, etc.
of which they would especially mention
Sugar and Coffee, of all grades,
SHOES A: BOOTS, T
FLOUR and MEAL,
PEPPER sr.d SPICES,
LIQUORS, of all
kinds always on hand, of choice quality.
KfEspecial attention given to consign
ments and prompt returns made.
UPWARDS OF FIFTY FIRST PRE
MIUMS attd Gold and Sfhcr-Jfcd'ds
were awarded to Chalks M. Stiekf
for the best Pianos in competition
with all the leading manuactur-
era of the countrj.
Office and New Wareroom,
No. 9 Xurlh Lrhcrty St., B ALT IMO IiK, Md.
The Stieirs Pianos contain alltlie latest im
provement to be found in a first-class Piano,
with additional improvements of hi own in
vention, not to he J'i.uixI in other i 1 1 - riinni:ts.
The tone, touch, and fini.-h ef their in.-tru-meuts
cannot he excelled hv an muinu'actur-
A large assortment of Peeond-hand Pianos
always on hand, from iZU $Xc).
Parlor and Church Organs, so:ie twci.ty d;f
feient styles in hand from ..",0 ,ij id uj;war"ds.
Send lor Illustrated Catalngro, containing
names of" over twelve hundred Southerner's
(five hundred of which are Virrinian--, two
li'indred North Carolinians, one 'sundrcd a:id
fifty East Tentit'sseans. and others thro;2'tout
the South), who have bought, the Stiei!' Piano
since the close of ti e war.
J. ALLEN BUOV.-N. A 'rent,,
22:40t Sa'i-lnvv. N. ('.
J. A. CLODFELTER & CO.
baHnfaeftirers and j.V-. in Furniture,
Invite attention to their
stock of Cottage lk'vlsteaols,
Cottage CMiamhcr Suit?, paint
ed Chamber Stiit-s, Fretich
Suits, Waiii'it nnd paintctl Ci;r,c Sent Chairs I
Rocking Chairs of all di-seiiji'.ions, Extensioi j
luning ia:ls tames oi all kinds w ardiooe-;,
Piureaus, Washstands, What-Nots, Mattresses,
Sofas, Reception I'hr.irs and Parlor Sets. .Also,
Rustic Window Shades, a novelty for complete
ness, beauty, cheapness and dnrabilit y. Al ,
tunny other articles which v are prepared o
sell as cheap or cheaper tl-a;: any Jlouscin the
western part of the State
m- . - t j
A full assortment of Posewood, Metidic
snd Walnut P.urial Cases, v. hich can be lui
uished at ;? hours ncttice.
Re sure to call, nearly opposite the Mansion
Hotel, nest door below the KxprefS otLcc, see
our stock and hear our prices.
Special orders (made tVom photographs in
our office) will be supplied.
A RARE CHANCE
To Secure a BEAUTIFUL
3S O J 3S2 ;
AND VALUABLE REAL ESTATE, consist
ing of a modern and commodious house, am
ple out buildings, good water, a fine large gar
den, and from 8 to 38 acres of excellent land,
all lying in the suburbs of Salisbury ; all in
closed, and elligible for building lots. The
above property is one of the mosi DESIRABLE
in this part of the country, and will be increas
ed in Vaixk by the completion of the contem
plated Rail Roads to this place. Persons in
terested in such property, are invited to call on,
or address the subscriber.
j JNO. A. ERADSIIAW,
Salisbury, N. C.
April 18, 1S72J 31:tf.
TJte Late Jiadical State Convention hav
ing so Fornurtlg Endorsed 11 olden and
Wis Administration, tec Propose to give
' Uiis morning a
BRIEF OUTLINE OF THE IIOL-DEX-KIRK
and the Events Happening During the
Administration of William W. lloldcn,
Late Governor of .North Carolina, in
Order Hutl the People mag see tcJiat is in
Store for them if the lladicuU again git
J'Vom Ihe Wilmington Journrl, May 14.
Governor Holden was in.inguaratrd as
Governor under the present Constitution
on the 4th of July, 1S68. In hi Inaa
.gund AddrcM on that day lie dwelt at
length upn the necessity and importance
of-stre:iig!,henin the military arm o( i!ie
Government. 0: the 17ih of A-usf, 1SGS
in rcrjponse thereto, the Lejrirlr.ure, at a
special session, passed a bill giving au
thority o org.uiize and equip a 44 force to
be known as thr detailed miiiiia of North
Carolina." Under this Act Capt. Boshrr's
command was raiser'. O i the J7ih of
November, 1GG8, in his fust annual mes
sage, the Governor announced that he
had procured aiins-sud again called at
tention to the Want of faciency in the
militaiy department, at ihe. same time,
however, declaring that peace and quiet
On the 19:h of February, 1S69, a bill
was passed conferiing upon the Governor
unlimited power to appoint and pay spies.
From this date spies, in formers and
eavesdroppers infested every community
iu this .State. From this date the Gov
ernor had absolute comma;. d of the Trea
sury of the, State. How he used it the
Auditor's books plainly show.
Iu March, lbG9, the Governor Sent
Capt. lioshcr and his vagabonds to occu
py AlamaucR county.
On the L'llh of March, 1SG9, a parly of
men, consisting of Joseph W. Holden,
Speaker of the House o! Representatives,
various employes and officers, met Josiah
Turner, Ji , at the depot in Raleigh, and
in a body assaulted him. Mr. Turner's
coolness and pisl.d saved his life. The
parties were arres td and carried btf.re
ihe Mayor. The Governor also appeared
ot his own accord, avowed ids previous
knowledge of the conspiracy to make the
assault, and his endorsement of all that
had been done. The Mayor ordered him
to keep silent, which he utterly refused to
do. He could not he silenced, nor was
be panished for contempt of court. A
few nights thereafter an attempt was made
to assassinate Mr. Turner by shooting
him through tb window, near which
e sat writing. This time Mr. Tur
n r's life was saved by the change of it
direction caused by the passage of the
ball through the glass and window slat.
This was within a few. feet of th Court
House and daring Court week, yet
n -ither the Judge nor the jury took any
ntice &f the occmrence.
On the 10;h daj of April, 1SG0, the
Legitl.iture passed an act making it a
felony punishable with five and ten years
imprisonment in the penitentiary to use
a deadly weapon. When il is remember
ed that a good hickory stick is a deadly
weapwu in law, that the SheiifTs, olicuors
and Judges were really to foice an ac
quittal ot a party f ri Mid or iu a case of
conviction, the Governor was rrady to
pardon hin, the practical operation of this
law will be readily seen. Mr. Turner's
pistol was exercising a strong influence.
On the l-J li April, I bC9, Two davs, there
after, the Painting act, or the one tnakir.g
the wearing a d:
uise a felony was p.iss-
This ac, as it was tirst sought to be
passed, in efT et legalize d the shooting of
n. in on the highway at pleasure.
Iu June, lbG!), lliv- Governor sent
Ciptaiu Jlo.-hcrs' ai.d othwr troops tu oc
cupy Jones and Lci.eir counties. Of
N ake county h.- ?!.( lock ic'ii'.arv pos
session. On th" ti0.li of Octoberf"lSG9.
by a formal dechuaiion, he threatened 'o
declare Lenoir, Jones, Orange and Chat
ham counties to he in a state of iusurrcc
tf ion . lie it nmembered that this was
three month-' bf P' the Shofner 1 !1.
On the : 0 : 1 1 d O.-tol cr, ISoU, i.ian
editoiial iu the Standard: written and ac
knowledged bv himself, the Governor,
referring to the last named proclamation
dtclaid that under the Constitution and
lawsof the State, he had the light to de
clare a county be in a state of incurrectioii,
and that the iff.ct theieot would be to
susp'iid all civil law as it was suspended
On the IG'h of November, 1SG9, in his
second annual message to the Legislature,
he again renewed his demand lor more
military power, complaining that under
tin; present militia law he was comp.ira
tivelv powerless to enfoice the laws. On
'.he lGih of December, 1SG9, in a special
message, he again called attention to the
necessity for ameniuiMits to ihe mditia
Jaw, and again asked tht the arm of the
Kxe:utive might be strengthened. Ihe
response to this appeal fr military power
was the introduction into ihe Senate, on
the same day, of the infamous Shofner
lVill attempted to authorize him to declare
a county be iu insurrection. Mr. ok,
a carpet Senator from Johnson county,
urged as a reason for the passage of the
bill that persons accused conld be tried
by drum-head courts-martial and shot.
In the House of Itopresentut ives an
amendment, in the very words of the
Constitution, proposed to :he bill, de
claring that ihe military should be mbor
dinate to the civil power, was voted down.
On th 29th of January, T870, the Shof
ner bill wa passed. On the 7th of March
IS70, the county of Alamance was de
clared to be in a etate of insurrection, and
Judge Tourgee refused to hold conrt. A
detachment of United States troop was
8:nt there and remained in quiet until the
last of April, wheu it wai ordered away,
and the conjbiy. thoagh in insarreetion,
w.. wnhouta.oldier. The Federal troop
had ihown ther.t a. elsewhere, their on-
wilhngne.. to tyrannize over unoffending
PeoPle of Alamance was once ore
able to brealh freely, bat the lull was
...... cuu, nuVi uccciuai. J be Aniut
elect on ii nnaA; j ..
- - - kmmct
, -. ...p, w, pn-ii
Ccngress would authorize the suspension,
by the Prefideutf of the wiit of habeit
rnrnui in 1:.. i
i ... iiiu lucaiuies. ana 11 crimi
nals could bej arrested and tried before
military tribunals; and shot, we should
on have peace and order throughout all
Ihis country j. Ou the Htb of March,
l s-rn Tin ...
-.v, u.nuur iioioen wrote as f .Mows :
t .oc inrmuerE "OI lofirres- : " I Hv..
Called on the Prrsideut for
aiL bt lie 14
restiicted bv the ,lwb, .A ,1... . r , "
ocas eorvus. W
. ....... , n 1 n OI !-
e Want nii.iijrv t,;i 1
by which assassins and mnrdeiers can br
summaiuy tried ai.(L shot. We cannot
have these tribunal unless the l'leM.lent
be authorized to sisspci.d the haUa cor
pus iu certain localities."
On the 17th t, March, 1S70, (Jovcrr.or
Holden wrote as follow to United State
Senator Abbott : j We have Federal
troop?, but we .watjt the p.-wcr to ct. Is
it possible the govern mint will abandon
the loyal peopl.-, to be whipped and be
landed. The ' Jub. a i corpus should at
Once be suspended,"
Next conn s tliespeot h .f Senat-tr Pool
rr.ado m tl. I' . a , '
" " V lc """ ""waji.:-
j'lMi.-r. io ..niici.l, a tncASllle
" win s.- efficacy " -he said. " coi.ci.-tcd in
the feature that I he wilt of habeas lorpns
may be suspejiuYU, and that when the
military make arrfcis they shall not be
tompelled lo turn the ofT-ndcr over to the
civil authorities !'! tiicd by a jury of
his own confcc'.crjti ? ."
Ou the 13. h April, 170, Senator Ab
bott made a sj tit advocating the same
: In the first week iu June, 1S70, there
were held various 'councils of war in the
Governor uffioout llaleigh It was then and
there agreed that regular military force,
lo be under tho contiol of the (invirnor,
should be raised,; because neither the
State militia nor the United States troops
could be relied upon to accomplish the
desired purpose. Then it was, also, ac
cording to sworn testimony, tint Senator
John Pool proposed to put into service a
desperado natned 3IcLindsay, who would
raise a company that 44 would give Gov.
Holden no trouble for that if any of the
men arrested by him uuderlook any re
sistance, he would kill them or they would
be lost and never be heard of again" and
suggested that the Governor should fob
low the example of Governor Clayton of
Aikansas, 44 who had taken military pos
session of the; disaffected counties and
tried and executed large numbers of men
by military court."' Immediately there
after Wm J. Clarke was commissioned
Colonel of the 1st liniment N. C. State
Troops, a force raised without any warrant
in law whatever, and proceeded to Wash
ington City and procured an ouitit for his
On the 11th Id June, 1S70, the G .v-
ernor alarmed, pr affecting l-i be alum-d
for his personal safety, authorized th in
sertion of the following iu the Standiird,
It's official orgao, and eiiit' d by his ton :
" Wc are authorized by the Govinorof
ihe State toaiiiHim.ec that the.-e outrage
must come lo art end. 1I iut nds to have
indemnity for ihe just and secuiitv f i
t!ie future. Tjie G 'v,'".or will do this
and there are thuais that he w ii be a.
s is-inuted for F doing- L t th ir try it.
The Govettior d es pet f. l4; these li in!,
in human t-hap.). If Lc ven peronilly
iih n need, his fOentlf wiili'p. i.t il od
j ui.i-h the. m ill or the mm w li m.iv J-j
i. :t he iS .-i i'.;, OI ev.-n W( lini.-d, it
already dcl i il.ii: .1 ; t li.it leading I m .
crats and Coiiirvativcs who mu-ht b
named wi 1 b". liitantl v
put to d. tih.
The Governor m ud
is iii !:e nti.
In this f nne mm. tii
Kirk, w ho lutl hreji aj.
H-ddei.. Colol.. r,f lie- '
Nmth Caroli i:i ,S:.it Tr
o .) I
" ii.ti il by ( iov.
-ii K 'liii'-iit i f
"i car tied to
the Standard oicc a:d l.ad there pimted
an advritiecmutll fjf reel nits aidicp.-cd U
Union men in grner d. ar.d lo the ' !
iliers ot tne -Npi t h i Lar dm.i 2i and 2 1
Federal troop'' (Kiik's bushwhackers
during the war j in pirticular. This ad
vei t 'seiuent wijsin (Jov. Holden's own
hand writing and declaied to the cut
throats and lliiieves inhln s:d, 4 T!i
blood of your rnnrdiiMl roiiutr. men
hum inly butchered for opinions sake cti'-
from the giound for -vei.g. ance." 14 ll.iliv
to the standard of y our 11 coinniander "
This 44 Old Cotrnn indei," this mati Kirk,
was notorious j-pcciaily win n acti ig i i
a m.litaij chsr.ctsr (arved by hi
crimes as a bushwhacker dining the w.n
and as an officer of Piownlow 's miiiti i in
Tennessee afur- the w aras appeal a-fn.m
sw um es:im !iy.' as a 44 despt-ar.il.-, mer
ciless, criminal, , violent, cin I man, a plun
derer, guilty f i many outrageous deeds
and murders. I
On the 21itf June, IbO, this Col.
Kirk, with this 'w ell"kuown chiracter, the
brute who with his own hand, it Las been
time and again charged, shot and kjlled
a boy while on his knees begging for his
life, was ordered to rendezvous his regi
ment at Mnrganton. On the 8.h of July,
Caswel coualy was declared by Governor
.Holden to be in a state of insurrection-
A detachment of Federal troops was
quartered in the county and remained
there uomolesting anJ unmolested during
all the troubles in thai County. On the
Sih of July, 1S70, Col. Kirk was ordered
to Company shops, 'Alamance county.
On the 13th of July, 1870, he was or
dered to Yaccc-yvilleVCaawe.il county.
Ou the niht cf the 13th of July,
" epic would o lonjnr iut-mu ! fav ll,. iV.-t , "
... lilical rul, .M. ,e pit f ,l ! n,, , ,! , 'UZZL
; 10t..c-.M.rC.,1S-0.G,,rlIoUc tj 'ttl1'
Wrote aifo lowa tl.. I.:.i. tfL.. KicLardaon was at
v m i imiirii l i i iiTiri nit n m m Am a tmm
36. WHOLE 'NO. 82G
j IS70, an attempt
JM.C ViZlt Til V'-V'S416
ner, Jr The would bi ". '
1 clos'e to I , IWb "d 1 '7
I r . .' nnier that tLe powder
x in liii r.urai -i r
is not inKiKled to charga ttat this
! attempt at
C' II .) . "'"BtWU M
murder . i t
j w w i.iir iinino mm m a - -
i wu cenia
- nances n
ccretary and rmblisbfrd . rr.l .1.1
he had sent the telegram without lU au
thority, consent or cognizance of the
O.1 the 15th of Ju!y,'lC70, the whole
sale arrest and iniDrisonm.nt r
m Alamance and CaaaflL bT anulurr
",";,v"1 any prcirr.ee even of
;o:itv. m .
IU l.lW Was l.r n .. r.. .1
lr.-b i.f i..t if.i . r .
1 T. " r"8 CVfv .
MIS n. in..l I'l.t. r t .
dtrectrd to Ki.k. Ki.k r,fued to obey
tbem and ordered the p,p, to tc taken
back wuh ti.r m,-s,.,Sc Uiat .ach Odors
had pliyed out."
On the li b rf July, 170, Govertsor
Holden wrote to Ki.k nsf.llows; 'AThere
are L::it.v more ane.-'.s to c r..,U 1....
the i.fxt lit will lc fr,n.ifJt-d lo ih-
duo go Adocate. Tl
ieu to the
e t OUrt inuit mm.
M tnble Monday, 2.Vh f July. Some
of the l'm-l cr;niiiils r- rsc-nping.
I want yol, , x rcife a Kiund duactioa
to such arrt ii, Caswell not on the
I t you have, a may br necessary.
''I'll t Vr...-,. n.n . .
. ' r"Sfc '-". I. aston WH
I ! uniWr jour c t.inund. W S
II- v.iil 1,
P v. l0
mustered in U
(!! to let i hem
:.'n, a- t !; ir
votes will le
neeuci:, ami Hi. ) c u h n c control over
Gaston, L uculu and C-Uwb.i. TwcotJ
or thirty of your men fhould be sent to
-Shelby, Cleat land Cotinty, to keep an
eye on Plato Doihim's friends and
prrvent intimidation cf voUrs.
The lawrr is are rhauticg every expe
dient, but t!y UA. This is their
Iat mov mnt. h is imfmrUut that the
Chaf Jastico, who is substantially sus
taining me, should be very courteously
irerted in the person of his messenger.
You cm, confide fully in Mr. Neathcry,
and I wish you lo send me a list of
priioners and witnesses, together with the
proofs in each casc. I want to know the
evidence in adtance of the Conrt."
On July lSth, 1870, the Chief Juitica
inquired of the Governor if the arrests
and imprisonment cf the prisoners ky
Colonel Kirk were in pursuance of his
orders. On the 19th of July 1870, the
Governor informed the Chief Justice that
Col. Kirk was his subordinate officer and
was ecting under Lis orders. There
upon Chief J ass ice Pearson officially and
judicially declared that Kirk's insolent,
defiant conduct was merely a flippant
speech of a rude soldier." that he had
sufficient fxeuse for r. facing lo rttr.rn
the wiit, that the piirouers were really in
tho custody of the Governor and that if
the Governor rc fud to surrender ihrta
there was i o remedy, f .r "THE rowtn
- r mn: j; nii'iii.v va rxnwsir.u."
On 'JO h Ji.ly, ls7(.f Governor Ho'den
wrote to tl o Cre-idf-nt, stating the con
dition of ajj.tirs ai.d pr doling that ihe
Chief Jiuticf would Mibtantiallr sus
tain him. Ou.ihr ! of July, ;o, the
Governor, a l linirrnan of" the State
liidical Fx.-rutivc Cmnmitte, telfgrapbed
to John Y. I'ornev at Washington Cilr.
a lotiows : (
irti,a case I nt
Chnf "Janice Pearson snb-sn-t.i-i.
the "S:i;e Govern
stanti in v
ment am! r' fuie to iulnb re.'
On 'G h July. 1 S70. Go vernor II old,,
lnvitig b. i i o Jr d by the Chi f Juitico .
tint the Couit ron.i.irred the pmoners'u
v .imi w oii;i i.ke
tiQ steps to
1 i..l 1 to
. I III.. d
' the wiit of h'd-ras
Mitreuli-r thfm. In
Slai, .'ml, the offici
r lo!d- n, aid : "We
i : i ir -.is. :
al "!g.lu of ,r
liupe a., c: z-i..- wi.j ji tt.d be satis
tied that pence w:il now be sustained by
th- i :i.t hai mou m action of il. n tr.
tiua -e Imi.i !. s .f ihe Stutif (loTcrimrnt
s.i-t iii. I by i!,.- ii.iti.Tial power."
a L"? Ii .U.'.r, 1"U. (iunmor Hollen,
w re to J;j a I.. ii w 'I
! t!i.;u-ht il b
, m iii.lv o.i account of bt
n. to lr ifoie ihe Coart
j p-nui i" th-rti
j Marti;.l in t 1 ihe
Sth Aniruit. It will
cc tn'i ly b h-lJ at that time. I will no
t i"y jon in tiaie as to the necessary ar
I -si.i: ami i:r...T ok xoinisa n
oli: A i i 1 1 ! j yt,T DfrRVISO
of ' .ii i : i s."
l)r.ti i; :'i - s:, r,:!i, v ! -'i tl.Te sefrped
i.ore;:.i t:..-a : . ' . :.-t qu..itir, Hon.
IJ. i" i i i i .i. : ( '.:. . il, ciari f!l of
yi.ns, a:.d l.o;.ts, il-J. a pilgrimage to
the Capital of !:. cun'ry to appeal to
Pieid i.t tirarit in b h Jf t4 civil liberty
and the life and liberty of Lis fellow,
citizens. He found ihe President not in
Wa-hingi..n, but at Long ftraucb, wto
refused to have his .!ei!irr ii t-nupted
to give a respectful coUpileraiir.n to the
appeal of tl.;s venerable sutesmm. Mr.
Urown returned home only to find Others
of his M-oplc confined, and preparaltODJ
for their trul by Court 3Iirtial.
The coast iujw se tr.cd clear. Tba
Courts of Justice Lad born closed. In
ail the land there seemed no help for tLa
pour prisoners sweltering doting lla
dog days in filthy dungeons. The privi
leges of the writ of habeas corpus bar", by
tb cowardice, connivance or corruption
of Chief J ustice Pearson, been practical
ly suspended without ibt assistance of
the President, which only a -few months
ago the Governor had declared to be ne
cessary. William W. Holden now ruled
a militiry b!!", with tae power of
life and death in his funds, &oJ not as a
constitutional Governor ia North Caro
lina. Ou the 21 August, 170, Governor
. - ""-luirrru W9UX lilt C Ulf 11