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P.F - -- . , IMggMMM,,MBMHMJ
I'roprietor and Editor.
I j; J. STE W ART,
nitEi op srucnirTion
Oxs TfEAR, payMeio a4vane. .... 42.50
gix Months, " ' y " ...... 10
5 Conirs to uo 4drei, .10.00
HEAD j& F00 1 STONES, &Cf
JOHN H. BUIS
fflESDMUS Ti4 tMimplimentg to his frienda
5 i. ami thrt public, ana in ttuniethou vouU
jf Lrjajr to'tlwMr ttttwntion bi extended lacilities
.1 fif nicetinisdeiiuudIu hi of business.
I fe In now kircpaml to funiNb all Iciiids of
9 Qttive bion-8. ironi me C'ncapoitt.uead Stones,
j to the wstlieht inonuuients. Thono prcfering
f rtrlfi nd rjr ro.tly work not on handv caa
be accommffdateu on short lime, utrictiy its ac
ifordaoco with xpooificfttiou, .drafts, and the
trnii of the eon tract. ! Satisfaction gnnran
teed. "He' will not bo undersold, Xorth or
gouth; Order wilicted. Addresn,
I7:tf i : JOHN H. DDIS. SdliHbarr.
f' . i i
H a vins: nyn in Organized for
ULJNES, have just opened a
STOCK of GOODS,
entirely new and fresh, in tlie room
formerly occupied as the Hardware Store,
and next door to liingham & Co., to
lhe inspection of which thejr most cor
dially invite the public. Their
i . ,
wa$ carefully selected by-ihe senior num
ber of the fine in person, and bought at
ratf which will enable them to sell as
low, for p 5, as .
I km HOUSE
in t',r Cty, for GoodV of fame quality.
Thj ir Sf t)( U is general, embracing
all the various brunchi-a ot
Groceries, Ctpckcry Ware, Boots and
! Leather, Calf and
Skins, Grain and
Grass, Scythes, Cap, Letter ''
and Note Taper.
ENVELOPES, PfiNS, INK, rfr.,.
and a beauti
ful assortment of
IZ I II
I "ey leei assured or their ability to
pre entij-e ii&faction,! and especially in
Vte fi-icntlri :'and customers to call and
Wing With them their acquaintances.
r)Y "pect -and intend to maintain the
reputation of the Old Murphy House.
bich iri we 1 known llirmiflwint ,V.
All 1 1
ey ask la
fltoiiiatinn of tlieir1 slock and the pri
A trouble to show gpod so come fi
at....- riu jt . .
I 1 heir motto,
i neir mono, -
Irofts, ready pay
i " mi tuipii siock. low nrirr. air
1 IV ill. 1 - r
dealing and prompt attention, thjey will
endeavori to merit their shnn ,f iUr.nL
liJ O.ntrrtnflP'ft Tliov ra)mrL
f T all ki
hdsvnf produce and solicit calls
i sellers and buyers.
R.& A. MURPHY.
. MUIM rv
f i U U Ij V jMUlli 11 X
aahsbury, March 23, 1872. 27 ly
f j'l j jwiIoi.ESitE AND KKTAIL j
Mi Commission Hercbajjts,
, Samsbcht, March 1st, 1872.
1 I 1 - ,
Keep constantly on hand a large and choice
comprising Dry Goods. Groceries, Wares, etc.
-Hf which they would especially mention
and Coffee, of all grades,
h SOIJ-: and
I I'pper LEATHER.
, SHOES & BOOTS,
i . BONNETS-
!, SALMON TROUT, !
I FLOUU and MEAL,
PEPPER and 6 PICES,
I - TOBACCO,
.' ,1 t V umuono, oi ail
KindalW4y on hand, of choice quality, t
HEpccial attention given to consjjrn-
i P1"01" returns made.
Ill 11 1 STllliEt
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For the Watchman,.
BT OSCAB OBJOS.
DEDICATED TO 8. M. a.
Htm haa et I Th An to Ais
The zephyrs through the treea are sigoing;
The gmlded clouds o'erbead are aailfng '
lfcrougjttlhe crimson mmlifrht oi; !
S8ombre twili?ht mantles down,
lti m78tic haea in silence 'round. ;
hike Venus from the ocao spray. T1
The evening star now mounts her way :
The first pale, pure, and virgin star. , i
That;nings its frost-like beama afar, !
With golden lamps burnished 'reuna
- TS in a studded crown.
TO Wear this CrOWO tho mnnn aw.Vtta ;
And from her browser beama she shakes;
Thia beauteous bride of Phceboa Bits,
Upon her etar-decked throne ; while flits,
Of every dew-drop mirrowed star,
A gcnmicd tiara 'round her car.
Up the arch, Night's blooming queen,
That floats along 'mid the circling sheen
Of goloen lamps in heaven hung high,
To light their sovereign 'cross the sky.
Tia holy midnight's stillest hour;
But noon-day beams still hold their power!
Nojar night in silence broods o'er earth,
Attended by those stars whose birth,
She guarded with her watchful eye,
Till up the heavens they mounted high.
uc Miu anu pmseiess Morld is rockin
, a me iwinKnng stare keep flocking.
J ust as an eagle sailing slow.
iiigu irom nis Dome all wreathed in sn
The moon begins her downward track
Ana many a dance casta onnnr Wt-
She leaves her sceptre and her throne,
While fast her stars! pale, one by one.
Athwart the abyss of blue, the morn,
In Dian's lap so lately bom,
Now clasps the earth with living light
AnJ1b.urnishedrglow of glories bright,
m une j-iia?DUH leaves Lis eastern horn
i nrougli waning flocks of orbs to
Forth from (he Orient gate of gold,
The king of Day with rays untold '
Begins to loom up hcavenVhigh dome,
Wherein is fixed to welcome home,
As stars of day, each spirit pure
Two folding crystal doors secure.
Now earth, awake and hail'the sun,
He has his daily course begun ;
His flaming flashes rule the skies,
While with meteor speed he flies
Back to his couch beneath the west,
s Where he takes his reveling rest.
Bark from the fiery front of morn.
The sombre clouds of night hare flown,
And in their stead the rising beams,
Of sunshine strew the earth in streams.
To gladden inan, and to delight
All things with feeling, life, and sight.
Salisbury, N. C.
fvlectfd and TrttntZated fvr the Watchman.
AN ANECDOTE OF A TRAVEL,
IX THE FOUif OF A LETTER
FROM A FRENCHMAN TO HIS COUSIN.
Once upon a timeTwas traveling in Cala
bria. This is a countrj- of very wicked peo
ple, who, I believe, lore nobody, and espe
cially hate the French. To tell vou whv
would take too long; suffice it to say that
they hate us to the death, and that one pass
es his time very unpleasantly, when he is so
unfortunate as to fall into theihands.
I had for a companion a young man of a
figure, I think he looked very much like
that gentleman whom we saw at Vincy;
you remember him, don't you ? I suppose
you do, much better than myself.
There are monntains in that country, and
among those mountains the very roads may
be justly termed precipices. Our horses
walked with great difficulty. My comrade
took it upon himself to lead the way, and
choosing what seemed to him the shortest
and most practicable rout, lost us. This was
evidently my fault; for I ought not to have
entrusted myself to a head of twenty years.
We sought our way across those woods as
long a we had day-light ; but the more we
sought, the more completely did we find
ourselves lost ; and just as night was about
to shut us if we arrived at a very black
looking hut. This we entered, but not
without considerable suspicion, but what in
the wojrld were we to do, There we found a
family of carboniers. regaling themselves at
the table, where they immediately invited
us. My young friend did not await a se
cond invitation!; thus in a short time we
found ourselves eating and drinking, but he
especially ; because, for my part, I was in
terested in examining the place and the ap-
Ipearance of our hosts. Our hosts had very
much the mien of coalmen, but you would
have taken the house for an arsenal. There
were only guns; pistols, sabres, knives, and
cutlasses. Everything displeased me, and
I very plainly saw that I was not any too
agreeable to them.. My comrade, on the
contrary, acted las one of the family: he
laughed and talked, and w ith an impru
dence which I ought to have foreseen (but
why did I not ? simply because it was'fated
and our doom w as fixed,) he at oaee told
them whence Xre had come, whither we
were going, and who we were Frenchmen,
Imagine a )ilc J at the house of our most
deadly enemies, alone, lost, and far from
all human aid. 'And then to omit nothing
which might tend to our destruction, he
played the rich man, promising to thqse
people, as a recompense for their trouble,
and also to our ) guides for the next day,
whatever they wished. Finally be spoke of
his valise, requesting that they would take
special care of itL and put it under the pil
low of rus couch. Ahl youth 1 youth!
What period of life is so much to be pitied ?
Cousin, they thought we were carrying the
diamonds of the crown; but what really
nn o much anxiety about that valise f
was that itl contained the letters of -bU
weet-heart j "-
Wherijsupper was ended our hosts left us ;
they slept down stairs, we in the npper
chamber! where we had eaten. There was a
loft elevation seven or eight feet above this;
and therf was! the couch we were to occupy,
which was a kind of nest, into which we
introduced ourselves by crawling under
joista loaded: with provisions for a whole
year. My companion scrambled up alone,
and lay down all asleep, with bis head up
on that precious valise. I having determin
ed to: keep awake, made me a good fire and
sat down by it. The night had almost pass
ed, with suflicient tranquility, and I was be
ginning to reassure myself, when at an hour,
at which it seamed to jne day could not bo
far ofl; I heard below me our host and his
wife talking and discussing with each other;
and; placing my ear near a chimney which
communicated with that below, I distin
guished, perfectly, these very words of the
husband;; "All right,' let 'us go. Must we
kill thero botli T To which the wife replied,
" Yes." And I heard nothing more. WTiat
shall j I say? l remained breathing with
difficulty, my body as cold as marble. To
have seen me, you would not have known
whether I was dead or alive. My stars I
when J think of it nowl We two, almost
without arms, Against them twelve or fifteen
who had so many of theml And my com
panion, dead of sleep and fatigue ! I dared
not call him or! make any noise, and I could
not escape alone. There was a window not
very high,; but jbelow were two tremendous
doys which howled like wolves. In what
pain I found myself imagine if you can. At
the end of a quarter of an hour, which was
indeed long, I heard some one upon the
stair-case, and! through the; cracks of the
door I sifw the father with a light in one
hand and an awful knife in the other. He
ascended his wife followed, and I sought to
conceal myself behind the door. He open
ed, but before entering he gave his wife the
lamp, which she came to hold. He then
entered, are-foot, and she from behind said
in a low voice, covering, at the same time,
the light with her fingers : " Softly, go soft
ly." When he reached the ladder he as- j
cended it, with his knife in his teeth; and
having come to the head of the bed, where
the young man pay extended, offering his un
covered throatjin one hand he grasped his
knife, and in the other oh ! cousin, he seiz
ed a ham which hung on the ceiling, cut a
slice, and retired a3 he came. The door
closed, the lamp went away, and I remained
alone in my reflections.
At day-break, they awoke us as we direct
ed, and invited us to breakfast, which was
a nice repast, and very good I assure you.
Two fowls made the bill of fare, of which
our hostess saidjwe should eat one and carrv
the other with us. In seeing these I under
stood the meaning of those terrible words :
" Must we kill them both.
PAUL LOUIS COURIER.
Written for the Carolina Watchman.
Messrs. Editors : You will probably aoree
with me that the only hope of saving the
community from the great evils and the
widening curse of intemperance, lies in sav
ing the young, j
If the children's hearts and habits are not
established1 in Christian sobriety the next
generation will be worse than the present.
Then, may: I not appeal to christian men
and women here who know of the deep
.dyed sin, that is daily, hourly, being com
mitted, to fassist in again building up the
temperanctj society in and around Salisbury.
The Secretary of the State Council has
written that he has organized a Conncil here
twice, yet he is' ready to try again, and will
at any time assist those who are interested
in the work. - Can you refer us to a larger,
or more open field for the work than here,
where liquor seems to be the god of so large
a number, even on the Sabbath day ? Shall
wc say, " Let Ephraim alone, he is joined to
his idols,"; fold our hands, and sit on the
stool of do-nothing, because a few despond,
or others will frown on us, and tell us it is
useless to ry again ? What were Ephraim's
feelings when God said, " Let him alone i"
Has not God said of the one we leave un
warned to sink into hell, "His bfood shall
I require at thy hand ?"
We will soon pass away and the rising
generation! must take our places to make
bjws and govern the people, to build up
churches and schools is it not important
If hat we,- the older members of societv set
them an example, and instruct them how to
live, as they would die, and die as they
would meet their God ?
Why is it that; men of influence are either
opposed to the temperance movement, or
what is wjorse, indifferent to it? Many
young men can be found that will join it,
but if ministers of the j gospel, members of
the church and their fathers are hot interest
ed, they become tired, discouraged, and
K. il .1.. :i -
k unaraw, or wreak their pledge. Will God
not hold those men responsible? gome
have said, j We set them an example by be
ing members of the church: if they "were
all christians, there would be ho need of a
temperance sbchfty." " 1 that not rather a
lame excuse for a body' of Christiana to set
forth ? To: bucH I would say, come our;
sign the pledge, and nail your resolution to
the mast, that your children may see it and
profit by i Otiers, itj is too expensive.
Do not those sanfe ben contribute their por
tion to their .Masonic Lodge, or to their
Odd Fellow Lodge, or ;the political cam
paign ; or foot their bills promptly at some
low grogery I for, I cannot believe there
ever existed; a genteel one. Othera excuse !
SALISBURY, N. C, AUGUST 15, 1872.
themselves from the doty tkus; 44 My busi
ness will not allow me to become a memlier -it
i a good thing, but Tin too busy." To
such busy ones, it may be said, when death
comes your excuse will fail ; you will have
to yield business and life together. Nor will
the plea stand the final test tor any neglec
ted duty. 1
Some say to ns : " Why, the most earnest
workers have died drunkards it s a hum
bug." And this because a few have fallen
and disgraced their profession 1 Those who
cheat themselves by so poor an argument
are like those M convinced against their will
and remain of the same opinion stilL" and
we can therefore only leave them to the in
struction of experience a dear school, tru
ly, but very efficient, if not too late.
Intemperance is growing fearfully rapid
among us, and requires the steady course of
respected, honoretl, and influential men to
prevent ita spread. The mothers, the wives,
the sisters, can do much to hid the cause of
temperance by their kindness and gentle
ness in persuading the unfortunate ones to
change their course.
The young man who is away from his
home, Home t What thrilling memories
cluster around that sweet word ! may seem
to have his thoughts so much taken up with
the world, that we might suppose he seldom
turn towards the scenes of his childhood.
But as night throws its soft mantle about
him, memory in its flight, bears liim back
to other day. He stops and listens, for a
moment. How pleasant the sound which
falls upon his ear ! It is his mother's voice.
True, the loved one has been for years sleep
ing in the village church yard, and bloom
ing flowers may throw their fragrance over
her mortal dust, yet the remembrance of
that voice can never die. The flowers may
wither ; the bright marble which points the
passer-by to the dear spot, may crumble to
dust; the stars which keep their nightly
vigils may cease to shine ; but the voice of
that dear mother will vibrate on his ear,
while memory lasts. Think not, then, mo
thers, that your labors, sufferings, ani trials
And now, reader, have you not seen mis
ery among men, women and children from
intemperance ? Have you not seen good
men try to stop it ? Have you not heard
ministers of the gospel preach against it ?
Have you not heard Judges sentence men to
pay heavy fines for selling liquors.' Have
you not seen the graves of fathers nd sons,
making silent appeals from hopeless mounds
of green ? Yet, for all that, to-day the same
deadly work goes on men to sell, men and
women to drink while others women
are left to weep and die broken hearted.
A child once said to us " Why, what is
the use of our joining the society when we
don't care a bit for liquor T We are satis
fied that the only sure way to save the world
from the dreadful evil is to begin with the
children, when they u don't care a bit for
liquor of any kind." Anticipate the taste ;
get in advance of the habit, and then tell
me where is the trouble ?
If you will give your approving smile and
helping hand, and those who have labored
before in the cause will do likewise, we can
do something to build up what some call
the lost cause ; and as the President of the
State Council said at a meeting of the Oak
City Council "The flag of Temperance
shall never trail in the dust. If the right
hand fail, grasp the staff with the left. If
both fail, clench the staff with the teeth,
and still bear aloft that banner on which is
inscribed faith, temperance, and char
TIIE PRESS OX OUR ELECTION.
DEMOCRATIC LIBERAL COMMENTS.
THE VERDICT OF A NATION.
We have carried North Carolina,
against the corruption fund of the Admin-istraiion-against
the threats of the revenue
collectors, the importation of negroes, and
the persecution for alleged membership in
the long-disbanded Kn Klnx against a
candidate for the Vice Presidency, a Sec
retary of the Treasury, and a Secretary
of the Interior against the best managed
and most liberally supplied canvass ever
made by an administration party in North
Carol ina -by a majority ofjtt the very
lowest, one thousand, as we reckon it
here ; of four to five thousand, as our cool
est friends in Raleigh insist. We have
swept out the thieving carpet baggers
aud installed a government of the people,
by the people for the people. We have
carried the Legislature, with a superfluous
majority of forty to fifty joint ballot. We
have defeated Mr. Thomas Settle, whom
the two term men chose to preside over
them in Philadelphia, aud whom the poo
pie have repudiated now, as in November
will repudiate j the President whose re
nomination he announced. We have
certainly carried the Hid, Vth, Vllh,
Vllth", and VJIIth Congress Districts,
have strong hpes of the lVth, and do
not yet abandon one of the others. In a
word, where We hoped for the Legislature,
and feared the Administration might carry
the State ticket, we have swept the field !
Well done ! noble North Carolina ! On
yonr toil the first Declaration of Inde
pendence was made! On your soil Jeffer
son Davia held his last Cabinet Council,
and the Rebellion dissolved. On your
soil has been won the first gn-l victory
of the campaign that is to make as once
more a united people. When Cincinnati
had declared the resolve of the best brains
and principle of the- Republican party, it
was the privilege of Tennessee, homo of
Andrew Jackson, and of the mountain
loyalists, to give the response that spoke
in advance the voice of Baltimore. Yours
ie -a yet more electric utterance. That
1 art V. Ynn Ki a ' i . ,
" piunnuncra in advance
t.u;ci oi a nation. xt Y. Tribune.
THE BEGINING OF- jnE END.
An ignsat this moment are that
he Democracy have carried North Caro
lina by from 2,500 to 5,000 majority
perhaps mpre which, if confirmed, indU
cate the progress and success of the ereat
revolution in civil affair, now pending in
the United States. And this is but the
beginning of the end! The October elec
tions will indicate more signal progress
than .11 this, and Greeley may now be
recorded as the coming President of the
United States. The Cabinet officers
whom Gen. Grant dispatched from his
Long Branch Government, Bootwell Lis
Secretary of the Tn-u-ory, afid Delano,
his Secretary of tb Interior, have been
taHght a lesson, especially, Boutwell, for
"the chasm" has bom closed where he
protested against it no thtnks to him
and in despite of hid llowauce, $225 000
to the United S;atcs Marshal there
N. Y. Express.
MA WEIGHT LIFTED FROM TnE N.
A weight is lifted offthe National heart,
like that which lightened it when the last
gnn of civil war was fired. Men who have
been long ettranged rush together with
common impulse and fraternize over this
great event. We feel again that the old
Union still mrvives in all its grandeur,
and thai all of us, North and South, are
citizens of a common country, protected
by the same fljg, enjoying equal rights,
and destined to be sharers in a greatness
and prosperity euch as was never before
Materially considered, the property of
the Southern States was enhanced in
value twenty five per cent, between the
nsmg and setting of the sun yesterday.
The reign of carpet-bag thieves is over.
The States will have self-government
restored. Enterprise will expand under
the mighty impulsion of confidence re
vived, credit enlarged, and industry es
tablished. These are the blessings pro
mi?ed by that reconciliation to which
North Carolinahasso proudly contributed.
Let us thank God, iiijhis hour of gladness
and gratitude for such a deliverance.
BOUTWELL TIIE IJLOODY BLUNDERLIl
1ID TIIE JOB.
Many reasons, general and local, con
tributed to the Republican defeat in North
Carolina. Bat if wu were called upon to
name one tiling, which, more than any
other single act or utterance, damaged the
Republicans, we should say BoutwelPs
speech at Raleigh. It was the most un
fortunate speech that could have beec
deliven d. No ten Greeley orators have
made so many voters for their party as
that speech did. He is nothing if not
radical ; and so when he took the stump
at Raleigh he proceeded to probe aud stir
up all those past unpleasant matters
which conservative men of all paities
would fain cover out of sight aud forget.
He appealed to the negro as against the
white man. He reawakened all the dis
agreeable recollections of slavery and of
the war, which were fast dying out. He
proclaimed that the "bloody chasm" was
not closed, and must not be closed. The
direct tendency of hie speech was to array
the negroes and carpet-baggers against
the rest of the population. No judicious
Republican of the Grant wing could have
read it without dismay. For it foreboded
a rupture of that peace and quietness at
the South which fair-minded Republicans,
as well as Democrats, desire should remain
unVroken, Mr. Boutwell had made the
great mistake of supposing that all the
regular Republicans are radicals, like
himself; whereas there arc many men of
that party who hold conservative views
toward the South, and are pained at every
attempt made by unscrupulous partisans
to create disturbance there. X. Y. Jour.
COMING EVENTS CAST THEIR SHAD
The result of tho contest in North
Carolina stands not for a single State but
for a series of States. It foreshadows
with reasonable certainly the result next
November in all the former slaveholding
States except perhaps South . Carolina
and Mississippi. Therefore it is that all
sensible, candid politicians of both parties
will accept the verdict of North Carolina
as a practical determination of the Presi
dential election. The issue was fail ly
made up, the case was thoroughly tried,
each side put in all the evidence at
command, each eumnud np with rare
ability, and the people have recorded
their deliberate judgment. Grant goes to
the wall, the Greeley rises to the ascen
dant. N. Y. Sun.
Our lateet dispatches from North Caro
lina give conclusivs proof that the State
has been carried by the Conservatives,
who have rolled up a handsome majority
of from five ti eight thousand. This de
feat is a disastrous oue to the administra
tion, aud ihe Grant papers take it very
much to heart.
This is giory enough for the Liberals
and good old Horac.
SURPRISING RESCUE "WET BLANK
ET" FOR (J BANT A VOYAGE IN PRO
SPECT UP SALT RIVER.
This surprising rescue of North Caro
lina from the clutches of the administration
virtually decides the Presidential contest.
It will tall like an enormous, dripping ct
blanket on the whole body of Gran'l sup
porters extinguishing their confidence and
sending a cold shiver to the extremities of
the party. Before the month end the re
publican deserters will be numbered by
hundreds of thousands. No intelligent
politician can now doubt that Mr. Greeley
will be elected by a greater majority than
was ever before given to an American.
President, and the consequence of his un-
was but the verdict of a hit
w nn aamwn nAan i a i . i
. wvu mm w vjram ny lies oi
interest or ambition will maka. haste to
declare for what is certain to be the vic
torious party. After this forecast, all the
hope, energy and spirit of the presiden
tial canvass will he on the Greeley side,
and the gloomy remainder of the Grant
of 8?" S direct for
Salt River will abound "in .hallows and
in miseries.". York World,
THE OLD NORTH STATE SAYS GCEE
LEY AND BROWN.
North Carolina has spoken, and the
Old North State tavs Greeley and Brown
Notwithstanding the immeuse soma of
money and the vast amount of long-power
expended by the Administration, whose
who fnflaeoce was concentrated there,
the anti-Grant State ticket wins a vietory
which even the most sanguiDe friends of
Reform were uot piepaied to expect.
Now l-t us hear from Maiue. Chicago
"GLORY ENOUGH FOR uXE DAY."
In absence of completer information
from the mountain counties we cannot, of
course, do more than chronicle the fact
that nearly all the accounts received in
dicate that the Radicals have been badly
beaten, and this bMng so, is tartly "glory
enongh for oue day." Baltitcorc Ga
zette. "TRUTH IS MIGHTY."
In view of the . nnscrunnloos t ffnrt. f
hue Grant party to carry this election and
the great disadvantages upon which the
Conservatives have labored, wc find great
cause for gratulation. The people have
come np nobly to the work, and wc accept
the reeall of yesterday as an earnest of a
still greater triumph for (i i etley and Brown
in Novembei. Now, that her people have
tated the fruit of our victory, let them gird
on their armor afresh for the batrle which
is before them. TauTU is Miontr axu
"THE HOME OFTilE FIST DECLR
TION OF INDEPENDENCE" DISEN
The home of the first declaration of in
dependence has done well, and ihc de
scendants of the sturdy patriots of Wes
tern Carol ina at Mecklenburg deued the
df spotiem of the crown, have been true
to their instincts and their origin.
Disenthralled and rejuvenated, wc may
safely predict a glorious future for North
Carolina. Her people will now throw off
the incubus that has beu weighing them
down and asum a' pioper place in the
Union among the most favored and pros
perous of S;.atea.- Washington Tran
script. THE CARDS PLAY ED-GRANT IMS
Well, the cards have been played, and
Grant has lost. Every day his former
fri ends aie deserting him, and after this
tfiey leave in squads, till the number of
officeholders he maintains, as scurvy a set
as FalstafTs motley soldiery.
Well done North Carolina. Lynch
RADICAL DEFEAT AT THE SOUTH
TIIE GROUND GRUMBLING UNDER
THEIR FEET AT TIIE NORTH.
There his been uo mere Hate election
consequences depended. If the Liberals
had lost it would h ive exacted of ih-m fierce
fighting along the whole line, but it would
not be necessarily fatal. But Radicals'
all was staked upon S'lccess. Defeat was
death, all south of the Potomac. They
now have no alternative but fall back
north of the Sur qnhauiia. Alls utbof
that line is irrecoverably lost, and must be
wholly abandoned. All that is left to them
is to concentrate their fore s in the North
and strive to escape annihilation by revir
ing the passions of the war. Pennsylvania
is their next ol j ct of attack But there
the gronnd crumbles under their fun at
every step they take. The same appears
to be the casein every State north and
west of the Potomac, j Everywhere the
undertow for peace and Reconciliation, a
represented by Mr. Greeley, is felt to ren
der the footing unstable for Radical tread ;
and the man, who might have been re
elected by a unanimous vote, will proba
bly be repeated by the electoral college
of every State in the Union.
LET THE VICTORY ANIMATE US TO
It now seems beyond doubt that the
Administration has found its Waterloo in
the first battle of the campaign, and that
North Carolina is redeemed irom Radical
and carpet-bag rule by a bloodless victo
ry at the poll. We cordially congratu
late oar fii'-uds and brethreu of the Old
North Slate on this glorious result. Hon
or t' the brave ami true men who won the
fight against such fraiful odds who in
timidation could not awe nor bribery
While it would be difficnlt to over esti
mate the moral weight of this victory, and
the effect it will work upon the canvass,
it should only animate and nerve the al
lied army of liberation to new and more
active efforts. For now the enemy, like
Satan alter his fall, will gin new courtge
from despair, aud rnrw the struggle tth
even more tameless effrontery and baser
appliances than thnne already etnployiH.
A GREAT LIBERAL VICTORY.
The Carolinians fought the good fight
with bayonets jit their throats and a daz
zle of Federal gold across their eyes; and
they fought it nobly, even if a Radical
shall unfortunately prove to be their Gov
ernor. But we still believe Mcrrituou haa
been elected, and know that five Conser
vative Congressmen have been chosen,
and a largely conservative Legislature.
We shall now see Zebulon Vance in
the U. S. Senate; and n campaign which
brings that reshlt, if no other, ij entitled
to be called aiyl considep'd a great Lib
eral victory. AH honor aud gratitude to
the gallant and faithful Carolinians ! Pe-
4S.WflOLE NO. 838
THE VOICE OF TIIE SOUTH CEYINQ
TO THE NORTH.
The result of the North Carolina elee
Uon is an eloquent address to the Ameri
can people. It is an argument a power
ful, persuasive appeal to the patriotism of
the eoantry. It is the voice of the South
calling to tte North. It is the embodied
utterance of this soction awailin-an echa
The Old Nerth State feels as the Soath
fetls ; the speaks as tke Soath woald speak.
m the South will speak. The voieoft
eoontrr. Radicalism ! A,,j
. ,.Tb Dewocratk triumph la North Car-
olina, now beyond rrad
uV,..mvuuviiniMBU(je to ex plain
way defeat and u hold the administra
tion psrty te jether; bat revolotians never
go backward, and the overthrow of Grant,
in November, was d tennioed an Tbnrs
day last in the pine forests and on the
mountains of the noUe North State. The
partisans of Grant staked their fraaea
on the North Caroii.a election, and they
have Ion. Charleston Next.
C0HME5TS OF THE B1DICAL TRTSS
This election could not be carried ly
the Republican party without more active
and earnest work than they gave to it,
and those who undertook to engineer the
politics of the State are responsible for the
tailure. if failure there be. Work has
been left undone and duty unperfonned,
while the Democrats have canvassed the
State ihoroojhly, used money freely, and
applied all the modern improvements in
"counting" familiar .on their fingers. A
JOHN THOMAS EXCITED-THE SITU
ATION VERY CRITICAL.
The situation is very critical not less
so because the Disnuion and Democratic
element now appears disguised under the
names of ,4Liberal" or "Conservative,"
It is for the people of the North to decide
whether they will be deceived by falsa
pretenses which ought not to deceive a
child. If they are indeed willing to sea
the country throwa back into ifnarchy,
another strife invited, our commerce de
stroyed, our finances terribly embarrassed,
the lessons of the past will h.va beew
thrown away, and the world will stand
amazed at our credulity and folly. .V. Y.
V BOTE AX PRESS.
It crRis incredible that tke Adminis
tration Republicans can have suffered de
feat in a State where every advantage
was on their side; where they have con
centrated gigantic t ffoita to insure Sucre;
where they have held majorities ever
since the wsr, ilk a single exception, va
rying from 9,000 to 23,000. If this
should prove to be the case it will ds
donbt be regarded generally as settling
the Presidential content. Indeed the Re
publicans, by the vigor and bitterness of
their canvass, have signified their convic
tion that adAat in North Carolina a
this time would render their ultimata
success hopeless. X. Y. lUraU.
The Esfukpemext Act. The fol
lowing extracts from the Enforcement
Act, commonly known as tle kuklux law,
may be useful tor public information joal
at this time ;
(Ft ELK' SO. 72)
"An act to enforce the rights of cij';i.-oa
of the I'niu-d States to vote in the sever
al States of this Union and for other
Sec. 5. A nl be it further enacted. That
if ny person sLall picvent, hinder, con
tn l. or inliniidate, cr shall .tf-rnpt ta
prevent, hinder, contrrl, or intimidate
any person from exercising or in exercis
ing tlie right of suffersge to whom tke
right of rufferage is secured or guaranteed
by the fifteenth amendment to the consti
tution of the United States, by meant of
bribery, threats, or threats of depriving
such person cl employment or occupa
tion or of ejecting such person from rent
ed houses lands or other property, or by
threats of refusing to renew leases or con
tracts for labor, or by threats of violence
to himself or family, euch person so offen
ding shall be deemed guilty of a misde
meanor and shall, on conviction thereof,
be fined not less than 500, or be impris
oned not ?crs than one month and not
more than one year, or both, at the dis
cretion of the court.
Section 6 gives juridiction to the Dis
trict Courts of the United States of cases
arising under this act.
Section 9 makes it the duty of the U.
S. Commissioners snd other United States
officers especially to prosecute all cases
arising undr this act.
Section 10 requires all Xfaribala and
Deputy Marshal of the United States to
execute all warrant issued against persons
who violate the provisions of the act an
der a penalty of $1,000 for refusal or fail
ure diligently to exeente the same. It
alo gives the U. S. Commissioner pow
er to apHint any one or core suitable
persons to execute uch warrants. '
Act approved May 31, IS70.
A rare specimen cf the cactns riant haa
recently bem scut from Colorado la a
firist in Rochester, N-w Yoik. TUs
cactns weighs one baodred sod thirty
pouuds, and in shape resemble, a large
turtle. It was obtained in the vicinity
of Spanish Peaks, io the southern part cf
Colorado, and was transported in a wagon
two hundred miles t Denver, from which
point it was conveyed by rad ta Roches
ter. Several hundred of similar plants
are now growing io the neighbotbood of