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VOL. III. TtUJLUJ SERIES. I I
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J. ill Bit UN Eli,
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! . JOHN H. BUIS
fflESDKS lis compliments to his friends
! I. and the public.and in tbi method would
bring to thpir attention bin extended facilities
' of niectinfc denjandsin hi line of business.
lie U now j prepared to furnish all kinds of
U rave Stones, flora the cheapest Ilead Stones,
t tho coHtjlieht monuments. Those prefeting
style and very jrostly works not on band, can
cconimi (dated on short time, strictly in ac
cordance With Specifications, drafts, and the
(rniH of the contract. Satisfaction guaran
teed. He kill hot be undersold, North or
Koutb; Orders Sol ic ted. Address,
IJ0DN H. BDIS. Salisbury.
R. 6 A. MURPHY
'nviiiff nrain Organized for
BUlMvos, have just opened a
tntirciv new ana iresn, in tne room
fcrm:rj occupied as the Hardware Store,
ml next door to Bingham & Co., to
tlic iui-pictiori of which they most cor
dially iuvite tho public. Their
i carefully selected by the senior m3ni-
pr of h( firm n person, and bought at
fatrs winch, will enable tlicm to sell as
ow. for CA$JI, as
I j in-the i ny, lor Ooods of same quality,
v; Their Mock i ffdicral, embracing
' iull tin;, various branches of
Groceries, Cruder y Ware, Hoots and
i Shoes Sole Leather, fcalf and
Binding Skins, Grain and
i Grass, Scythes, Cap, letter
and Note Pajicr,
EX YEIAVKS, PEN, INK, dr.,
arid a beautiful assortment of "
MM 111 . .... . ...
i ney ieei nHiiri ot their ability to
pre culirf- sjlliiifaction, and especially in
1tc old fijionds and customeri to call and
I'litig with tbcm their 'acquaintances.
i my expect and intend to maintain the
reputation of the Old 'Murphy House,
hiih w well known throughout Western
j0Ttn LroIina. iAH they ask is an ex
"tainaiioiii of, their slock and the prices
trouble to fhowr goods, so come right
long. 1 heir motto, i
pmall vronU. readu vau and
M. fj ' tf
stock, low prices, fai
prompt attention, thev wil
endeavor to merit their share of the pub
lic patronage I hey are in the market
f"r all kinds nf nrodiira if id anlioit .illa
v , i . . i r-
iroua both sellers and buvefs.
I D. & A. MURPHY.
lUOBT. MURPJ1Y, i
! ANDREW MURPHY.
Salisbury, March 23, 1872. 27:iy
WHOLESALE AJfD RETAIL
And Commission Merchants,
l eusBCBV, March 1st, 1872.
Keep constantly on hand a larjre and choice
Hxk i.f (JKXEKAL MERCHANDISE
.HnjriNin Dry Goods, Groceries, Wares, etc.
1 of which they would especially mention
Sugar and Coffee, of all grades,
. IBACON, I
r.-'-J . LARD,
i SOLE and
SHOES & BOOTS,
"LOTJR and MEAL,
bU A 1'S, x
PEPPER and SPICES,
I'nas alwavs on hanl i.frhnio
i &pecial attention given to consign
? Z ? prompt ret urns made.
flL Sll ! ......
.uuwiDg ueaninui tines were sugges
y lh8eRl of the Right Reverend Stephen
tUiHtt, D. DM the erest of wbkh wa ft bnl
ljck and the motto : "For Labor Sari-
- ' i.
Tlie cream wa?of the kindliest itrain
- I bat ever meadow drew ' J f
- From suulight and the Summer ratn
That left no strain in yonder vein
oave tieaven's the sapphire blue
i nat gentleman we knew.
The gentle and the trnej
The-Knight, whose eignet bore
The Bullock and no more ! i
The quaint device of "Sserficp,"
- And "LAbor," and, no taore
Isweet the co
That must have moulded him.
A man complete!, from bead to feet
Uod-like, in soul and limb.
That gave his gaze the Lionvs Wa
His sm les who smiles like him!
Ah, tremulous and dim, I
Thro tears! we think of him ;
The Knight, whose sigret bore Jv
The Bullock and, no more, I .
1 he quaint device by "Sarcifice,
Ana ".Labor" Iron of yore !
'The circling sun hath smiled.
Nor oak of loftier height r
UDOn no Statelir siirht i
Dropped shade so sweet and mil
When love came down like light
And happiness grew wild, i
The Sage, th little child.
Peasant and Prince have smiled
Around his knee, who bore
The Bullock -and no more-
The quaint device of "Sacrifice-"
His father won of yore
Which he shall wear uo more !
For he is dead ! Beneath the trade
Of battle in the roar
That rent the sod, his face to God,
He went aud came no more !
The fragrance of the path he trod
In "Sacrifice,3 is o'er.
Yet all the kindliest rajs,
Of all the knightliest days,
Kindle forevermore, ;
Around the cross He bore, j
Arouud the quaint device.
Of 'Toil" and "Sacrifice," L
That our great Bishop wore !
JUDGE BLACKS ARRAIGNS PRE
SIDENT GRANT BEFORE T1IE
UUURT OF POPULAR OPINION.
He Accuses Ilim ofll'ujli Political Crimes
and Gross Official Misconduct De
nouncing the Leading Measures of His
Administration as Not Only Un
constitutional, but Anti Consti
tutional, Subversive of the
Jiights oJ ' the Sta's andjhe
Liberties of the People.
Office of ''The Baltimore Gazette," )
- Baltimore. July, 20 J 872. $
My Dear Sik Ever since the ad
ournment of the Baltimore Convention
certain radical journals have persistcutly
misrepresented the caurse of prominent
democrats, and have-Bought, in ev-ry way,
to place them tn a false position before the
country. Among the number you have
been frequently mentioned as being hostile
to the action of that btfdy, and in this
way your name has been used by poliiical
tricksters to promote the success of the
radical cause. Without waiting for con
sultation with yon, but simply relying on
my faith in your exalted patriotism and
unflinching democracy, I have unhesita
tingly contradicted all ouch rumors. In
times past you "have done the State some
service, and they know it," and on the
strength of your past record I have as
sumed that in the present poliiical crisis
you will be quite as zealous as you ever
were before in defence of constitutional
freedom and civil reform. I need not ask
you if I am right in this assumption, be
cause of that 1 feel assured : but I take
the libeityof suggesting that at this lime
your views and opinions upon the impend
ing Presidential contest would afford much
gratification to the democratic aud conser
vative masses of the country. Believe
me to be, with great respect, ever your
Hon. J. S. Black. 1
WILLIAM H. WELSH.
To Willtam II. Welsh, Editor of the
Mr Dear Sir I promised the gentle
man who delivered your letter that I would
answer; it fully and as soon as I could con-
i sistently with other engagements. I am
I I iti' .i
iuinumg inat promise. If 1 take more
time and space, than might be expected
you will please to remember that 1 and a
great many other democrats are in a posi
tion which requires something more than
a mere definition. We cannot ayoid mis
construction without furnishing a rather
I admit that the next President must
be Grant or Greeley. The circumstances
of the political situation limit our choice
to these two men, as strictly as if nobody
else were legally 'eligible. We must
weigh them agninst one another, and, like
practical men, decide the case before as in
favor of the best. Even if we find no
good in either of them we roust take that
one who shall appear to be least bad.
It is Undeniable that the leading meas
ures of this administration are not only
unconstitutional, but anti-constitutional,
showing not merely a contemptuous in,
difference to constitutional obligations, hut
a settled hostility to ; those rights of the
States and those liberties ofthe people
which the organic law was made to secure.
The President's appointment of officers
and his general exercise of public authority,
under the influence -of men who paid him
lage sums of money, are scandalous out
rages, and the effort to defend them has
combined with other like causes tp extin-
guish among his aabordinates all respect
for those rules of morality which used to
be held sacred. When we consider what
these meu have done in the North, and
add to it the large handed robberies per
petrated in tie South by the retainers of
the President, with his direct aid and as
sistance, we are compelled to acknowledge
that no other government now in the
world is administered so entirely for per
sonal and partisan purposes, or in such
complete disregard for the rights and in
terests i thei general public "This demor
alization is not confined to the execu ive
branch ; tb tide of corruption rolls in
upon the Legislature, and in some places
it has risen high enough to touch the feet
of the judiciary. Even the rant and file
of the President's party have become de-
bandied, let us hope not altogether, but
certainly in i fearful degree. Acta which
in former times a hardened criminal would
hesitate to whisper in the ear of his ac
complice can 'now be openly advocated by
a political leader, not only with safety,
but with a tolerable chance of being sus
tained by a sort of public opinion. That
love of tberty and justice which used to
pervade; the whole community new "rene
ges all tamper," and yields without resis
tance to the Unprincipled demagogues who
would enthrone fraud.
Make the hoar leprosy adored ; place thieves,
And give tbem title, knee and approbation,
With Senators on the bench.
If General Grant had been equal iu
mind aud heart to the! exigencies of the
times, be could easily have made himself
a great public benefactor. . He might have
purified! official and political morals by
simply petting the. example in his own
I person of a clean-handed devotion to duty.
I ilia: own obedience to the laws would
have restored them to universal supremacy.
Air the objects of the constitution as
recited in the preamble would have been
accomplished but for the obstructions with
which he himself impeded them. Unfor
tunately the interests of certain rings were
in conflict with the interests of the country,
and they, by large presents, seduced him
iuto their servjee. The public contracted
to give him this salary which his prede
cessors had been content with ; the lings
offered him more ; he accepted their boun
ty, fell over :toi them and tik the govern
ment into his hands as "a black republi
Now, las to Ireeley. It cannot be pre
tended that his political life is very sym
metrical lie was in the ranks of the
radical abolitionists for a good many years.
That is bad. for such associations wonld
have a natural tendency to debase him.
rui we must not iorget mat tuoun tie
was with them! he was not always of ihem.
He refused to be a partaker in their worst
iniquities ; he had none of their diabolical
hatred for the constitution : he did not
lend his lips to their ribald blasphemies,
aua nis ieei were never swm in running
to shed innocent Hood. Before the great
conflict began his opposition to tho de
signs of the abolitionists against the feder
al and State governments impelled him to
the opposite heresy of the secessionists.
Like i he R oman father who killed his
daughter to save her from a worse fate,
he chose to destroy the government rather
than see it dishonored and violated by
lawless force. 1 When the war was flagrant
he provoked the extremest rage of his as
sociates by exerting himself for a peace
which would have felt alt the people in
possession of fiheir constitutional liberties.
Alter the clos of the contest he was the
advocate of regular and legal as well as
honest government for all parts of the
country,; I have good authority for say
ing that he never gave his approval to any
form ot kidnapping or murder by military
commission. Jn short, although he did
join the abolitionists in their "deviU
dance, he never learned to keep step
with his partners, and we all know that
when he could not stop it he left it and
denounced it with becoming indignation.
Ou another point he ought to be credited.
The friends of religious freedom owe him
an old debt of gratitude for the zeal and
ability with which be resisted the church
burners when banded together in the se
cret lodges of the Know Nothing order.
It is but reasonable to believe that his op
position: saved the country from the great
i danger it was once in of being subjugated
ujr mat itiiamous organization.
He has often been accused of complicity
in cheats of oni kind or another, but in
every case he lias triumphantly refuted
the charges. For this and for other rea
sons I conclude that his personal integri
ty is without a ptain.
He his many times spoken of the de
mocratic party! and its most honorable
member! in harsh and abusive terms.
These are faults cf manner aud of temper,
which, when mended, are always pardou
ed. W( will not permit our judgment to
be disturbed bjj considerations so trifling
as this. ; j i
I have looked into his past history only
to ascertain what he is now and what be
is likeljr to be in the future. I am bound
to care notbingjfor his Mantecedents," ex
cept as they furnish the means of estima
ting his character. 1 think I have found
out with; reasonable certainty how far we
may confide in jhim. I devoutly believe
that, if chosen President, he will keep his
oath, preserve the constitution inviolate,
execute the hjw faithfully, restore the
States to their rightful autonomy, protect
individual liberty byjury trial and habeas
corpus, put the j 'military in proper subor
dination to the civil authority, use neither
force nor fraud to carry elections, keep
I i i i i . .
nis lianas cieanltrom corrupting gins, set
his face like a fjint against all manner of i
financial dishonesty, purify the adminis
tration of justice as much as in him lies,
maintain the public credit by a prompt
discharge of all Just obligations, economize
the' revenue and lighten taxation, give to
capital the right which belongs to il,nd
at the same time see that labor is not rob
bed of its earnings
He will certainly
SALISBURY, N. C. AUGUST 22,
V rvl j1 liia nwap m nnrJ n f tin mw v,AM..k.Ll?-
Uv. p v.,1,j,v,...vuV., puuiic
possession to be tsed for ths) suppor of ,
his family or to caeouragt thepnvate lib-1
trrauijf ui uia iricuu& up win, so lar as
he can without transgressing the limits of
his legal authority, jelieve the Southern
States from the gang! that arc now prey-
ing upon tueir vuais in open partnership
with the present adniiiit-trsiion.
I think he will do all this : and mv fith
is founded on the test
and enemies, on the
imouy of bis f riends j
known facts of his j
history and on the moral influence which
the democracy will neceearilv exert upon
nis conduct, ihe errors of Ins past life
were caused by certain evil communica
tions from which he has clean escaped.-
He heads a great revolt agaisst wicked
ness in high placet1, and lido not believe he
will go back upon us and be guilty of the
same wickedness himself.
The! contrast between tL two candi
dates being so very trong, no fair-minded
democrat can doubt what be ought to do.
Yet the reluctance which many of us feel
to vote for either of them is hard to over
come, j I did and do anist heartily sympa
thize with that class vhich received Mr.
Greeley's nomination lu much sorrow. I
am sure this feeling proceeded from no
cn Worthy passion or prejudice, but was
the natural result of fober thought on the
condition of the country and the fitness
of things pertaining thereto.
In our vww the controversy between
the parties was not all about men and not
wholly on questions of mere administra
tion. The liberal republicans and some
democrats think that we owe all our sof
ferings! to the corruption or iu capacity of
General Grant and the rings that surround
him. But the prime cause lies further
back and deeper down in wrong for
which ihe triumph of Mr. Greeley with all
his reforms offers no immediate atonement
and only a partial remedy.
Iu England, after every civil commo
tion, the victorious party vented its rage
and gratified its rapacity by passing bills
of attainder and bills of pains and penal
ties against their fallen and helpless op
ponents. The best and greatest men of
their respective age were the victims of
these legislative decrees. In all the most
notatU cases subsequent Parliaments ac
knowledged the wrong, reversed the at
tainders and made what re para ion they
could, j Our fathers determined that no
such thing should ever be done here, and
so they put their solemn interdict into
plain Words and made it a part of the
fundamental law that nei;her Congress
nor any State Legislature bluuld ever pass
a bill of attainder.
The reconstruction, act of 18G7 was a
bill of attainder more deliberately cruel
and wiih pains and penalties more com
pendiously unjust than any British bill
that evjcr was-passed. But its authors
were conscious that it could not stand and
they must replace it with something else,
for soohel or later the courts vou!d be
suie to! pronounce it void. Besides, the
object being to put the Southern people
uuder the domination of greedy adven
tures from the North, with unlimited
license jto oppress and plunder them, the
officers; of the army were not very good
agents in such a nefarious business. The
negroes would be instruments of tyranny
much more easily managed. But an act
of Congress disfranchising the white peo
ple tor ortences real or imputed, and hand
ing ove their State govermenls. to ne
groes, to be run by them in the interests
of carptt-bagges, would be merely another
bill of attainoer, or rather a modifiation of
the firsi one, making itlnuch M orse, but
equally! within the reach oi judicial cor-
recuonj in tins strait they resorted to
the expedient of converting the constitu
tion ilsjelf into a hill of attainder.
The Fourteenth and Fifttenth amend
ments Were frauds upon the spirit and
letter of the instrument, inasmuch as they
effected the worst outrage which it was
made to prevent. They were carried
against! the known will of nearly every
Slate iii the Union by shameless decep
tion in ihe North and by brutal violence in
the South. 'May this be washed in Lethe
and forgotten ?" Certainly not as long as
any portion of our people are compelled
to bear: the intolerable burden cf tbe yoke
thus' fastened upon them. I need not say
how much they have suffered already,
nor trjf, to conjecture how much they
will be called to endire herafter; but it is
certain that any ordinary despotism would
have been a visitation of mercy in com-
Earisonl When we reflect upon the num
er and ranacitv of the theivei that have
been upheld in their pillage by means of
tne negro governments we cannot help
but regret tbe non-adoption of Mr. Stevs
ens propositions, atrocious as it was, for
universal confiscation. Tbe pernicious
consequences of this rule are left in tbe
general as well as the local governments.
The legielaliou ot Congress is largely
controlled by fit representatives of the
carpet-hag interests, and the worst acts
of the Executive administration are done
to pleaie the power which corrals the ne
groes at the meeting places of the leagues
and drives them thence to the polls.
Mr. Greeley's election will not do all
that we could wish to free us from these
evils, it! will not even be a popular condem
nation if the base means by which they
were inflicted upon us, but it will begin
the process of their gradual extinction.
Ii will give the white people a reasona
ble hope that the heritable qualities of
ttitir fathers blood may some day be re
in the meantime, if it does not
the attainder, ill at least insure
a merciful execution of it.
who disliked Mr Greeley's
have reflected well, and I think will sup
port him with almost perfect unanimity
The thought that a victory will not give
us everything at once may dimmish in some
degree fthe rapture of the strife," but it
will not impair the efficiency of their sup
port, fear the t ar imnelled tn their ntmoat
exertion by a profound conviction that
nommg but bis election will a
counuy from a long period of m
ment, and, perhaps? the total dr
of our free institutions. I am w
election will save tha
ith ft eat
respect, yours, &c. J. 8. BLACK,
lonz, Pa August 3, 1872.
SENTENCED TO MARRIAGE.
A case recently tried before the Clon
mel (English) Assizes was brourht m .
singular aud novel Xerminatioa by the
P";din; Judge. The pirties io the
case were a young man and a young wo
man, both of whom claimed possession of
rural property, one by virtue of an an
cieut lease, and the other by a will. They
were in court for the purpose of giving
their testimony, when a bright idea oc
curred to the Magistrate, a Mr. CUrW
who interrupted the cuse to say :
T ' 1
"It strikes me that there is a pleasant
and easy way torrermtuate this law suit.
The plaintiff appmrs to be a respectable
young man, aud this is a very nice young
woman Laughter. They can both get
married and live happy on this faim. If
they go on wiih law proceeding it will be
frittered away between tbe lawyers, who,
I am sure, arc uot un gallant enough to
wUh the marriage may not come off."
The young lady ou being interogated
blushed, aud said she was quite willing
to marry the plaintiff. The Utter on be
ing asked if he would wed the roans wo
man gallantly responded, "most undoubt
edly." Mr Clark remarked that the sug
gestion occurred to him by intuition cn
seeing the young couple. A verdict was
subsequently entered for plaintiff on con
dition of his promise to marry defendant
within two months, a stay of execution
being put on the verdict till the marriage
ceremony is complete. Tbe counsel gave
the young lady such an unmerciful 'chaff-
ing,' on her consent, which many In court
thought should have been obtained from
plaintiff, that she left the court in tears.
A LESSON IN INDUSTRY.
Thoughtless persons regard birds as
gay little creatures, without a care and
without a burden; Hearing their cheerful
song, and seeing them flying hither aud
thither as if life were a continued holiday,
it is concluded that they have nothing to
do but to deaport 'themselves. Ibis is i
great mistake. The serious sober mind
ed little ant which never see in i to play, bu
to be always at work, is taken as the pat'
tern ot industry, and yet the ant is more
dilligcr.t and industrious than the bright
little birds that flutter arouud us. The
follow ing curious statistics about small
birds weie recently laid before the House of
"The thrush is said to work from 2;30
in the morning until 9:50 in the evening, or
nineteen hours. During this time he feeds
his young 206 times. Blackbirds work
seventeen hours. The male feeds the
young 44 times and the female 55 times
per day. The industrious titmouse man
ages to spread 4i7 meals a day before us
voracious offspring. According to one
naturalist, their food consists largely of
caterpillers. These statements, and a
hundred more quite as curious, were made
in an eloquent plea for a law to protect
small birds from being snared and shot.
Unfortunately, although the speech seems
to-prove that they are really the allies,
instead of the enemies of the firmer, the
old prejudices against, them were stong
enough to defeat the bill."
The little birds, then, not only set us
1 . I ft
an example in tne mailer oi industry and
in piovidivg aud caring for dependents,
but they show us how to mingle cheer
fulness wi:h th-se sober duties. We may
learn from then, how to toil and to be
happy at the same time.
We present this morning fui titer proof
of the fraudulent character of tbe vote of
Halifax couuty, North Carolina. No man
in his senses will maintain that a popula
tion of 20,408 could furnish adult males
ufficient to cast 5,307 honest votes.
These figures are a mathematical demon
stration of frauds ; the only question is.
by whom and iu whose interest were the
frauds committed t The county contains
a preponderating negro population, ex
ceeding the whites io the ratio of two to
one. The registrar! and election officers
are the tools of the unscrupulous person
who control tne ducks, juocb any one
believe that Judge Merrimon was permit
ted to profit by this iniquity t The facts
are that in none but tbe negro counties
was tbe proportion of one vote to five in
habitants attained in North Carolina
Take the stroogest Conservative counties
and we find at this election that not more
than one vote is cast to every six inhabi
tants. Duplin, for instance, gave 716
majority for Merrimon, aud increased its
anti Administration vote irom 1.412 a
year ago to 1,750 ; yet the lotal vote is
only 2,785 out of a population of 15,542.
Catawba gives 8$5 majority for Herri
mon. casts 1.687 votes, and bas a popu
lation of 10,984. It is only in the cuun
ttes controlled bv the oeeroes that we
- - 4 v
find the natural proportion exceeded, and
this we find in three or four other conn
ties besides Halifax. Iu such counties
it is more than likelv thatevery negro boy
of eiffhiecn S'ears or ibere about voted if
he wished. We trust lhat Judge Merri
mon will dispute the election and that the
whole matter will be fully and impartially
invesiisMted. by the legiltnre. Mean
while one of tbe most valued on our staff
of regular correspondents is in Halifax
countv. whence he sends us a dispatch
fulv established tbe onirages committed
t,n the ballot box in that section of the
State. N. Y. Tribune.
Suppose the unfortunate old gentle
man, Mr. Hicks, that was kukluxrd by
the negroes Saturday night, had been
negro and the assassins white men-
what m. bowl there w mid bare been in
the Radical camp.
FRAUDS IN NORTH CAROLINA.
Thai sir or eight thousand nerroea
were imported, fraudulently registered aud
Toted,i.afact which is now hardly du
puled. Several couaties where the bheks
than the populalLn admits.
r. -wvw . ujucu larger vote
ad urn rr-
gvo i the work was overdone and is easy
of detection. Rot the frauds were not
confined to these Isa ported negroes. The
The York Uetnld discloses other opera
tions, which; are equally outrsgeoua. The
law rt-qa'rs' proclamation of ihe mult
of an election to be nude the sheriff from
the court house door within a limited time
This legal formality was omitted in Crav
en county, and in Warren th judge, con-
J,1?,1.' c y tbe ballot bous ' cast my lot aiih that people,
and failed td count the vote until the d.y This was in IG3
after the election. In first congiessional t
district, where Senator Pool tesidt . the I
the vote was uot couuted
unta laund con-
These "irrerulariticsj' as thev are
mildly called, all had a motive, and. as
has been seen afforded the readiest oppor-
tumir .or iraua watcu was improved by
the managers, who set aside the law to
tamper with the ballot box. Skilled
agents in such rascality were detailed
from Philadelphia and other chits to re
peat their experience In North Carolina.
The result it before ua. Caldwell is to
be "returned over Merrimon, as Gray was
over McClure, in spite of an honest ma
jority. The legislature owes it to the
people who bare thus been outrsred.
aod to the country at Urge, to order an
Investigation, so that the whole troth may
be known, and this vUlany held op to pub
reprobation. When the iniquities were charged against
the radicals of Philadelphia, the adminis
tration organ stoutly denied thtir truth,
with tne saie audacity that tbey are now
exhibiting tn regard to Itorth Carolina
And when the frauds were exposed and
the complicity of the federal officers,
shown by the clearest proof, not a man
of them was removed from office; but to
the contrary conspirous leaders, of repeat
ing gangs and ballot stuffer, were promp
ted, in order to demonstrate the President's
fidelity io civil service reform. UW-
A LARGE and enthusiastic meeting of
Democrats and Conservatives were held
in tne town oi rayetteviiic on l uepday
evening, and the following proceedings of
the meeting we gather from the J:agtc:
On motion . L. 1 roy whs called to
the Chair, and Ed. P. Powers requested
to act as Secretary.
The chairman stated that ihe object o
this meeting was to express our indigna
tion at the coarse pursued at the R idica
jubilee ou last Monday night, aud he K l
lowed in an able and interesting speech.
On motion, it was resolved, That th
Chairman appoint a Committee of five to
express the deep indignation a hich our
people feci at the conduct of the Radicals
on the occasion of their last jubilee. The
Chair appointed Maj. J. C. McRae, J. I).
imams, Esq., W . II. Holland, Esq.,
W. A. Whitehead, Esq., A. 1. Hurt,
On motion a Committee of three were
ppointed to demand in the name of the
people of Cumberland county that Judge
Merrimon and other Conservative candi
dates contest the election before the next
Legislature. The Chair appointed MeMis.
B. Fuller, Col. C.-W. Broadfxjt and Col.
J. W. Hinsdale.
On motion, a Committee of ten wert
appointed to make arrangements for a
grand rally and jubilee on next J uesilay
evening, 20lh inst. Chair appointed, E.
P. Powers, A. B. Williams, J . i. Mc
Kay, B. C. (iorharo, A. A MeKtilhan Jr.,
W. Overdy, W. B. Draughan, W. Y.
Staple. W. F. Carabell aud M. Faulk.
Mr. J. H. Jlyrovcr was theu called on,
who made one of the very bet speeches
that has been delivered here during the
Terrirls Scesk at a Pic-Uic
Sevkeai. Pxtsoxs SrarcK iv Ligdt
Xiso. Yesterdsy a pie pie party, com
posed of a number of families living in
the northwestern section of the city, were
assembled upon tbe pic-nic grounds in
Druid Hill Park, when at about 2 o'clock
ooe of nature's freaks produced a terrible
scene indeed. There were indications of
a rain storm, and after a light rolling of
thunder, a sudden flash of Iightoing
st nek a Urge, tree near to tbe party,
passed, through a large limb, splitting it
tn fragments, and thence seemed to scat
ter among tbe whole party,
to the earth, and for a time
tense excitement. After a few mtnetes
those prostrated were attended to, snd an
Investigation went to prove that no less
than thirteen neraoni bad been more or
less Injured by the electric fluid. All
the injured were taken to the Manion
House, and neeived medical attention.
None are supposed to be danger.nily sf
fected, but the escape was miraculous.
Bait. Sum, ICtk inst.
TrJK Fajetttville Eagle says the Radi
eal torchlight and jollification Monday
night turned almost into a o gro riot.
Dn-graceful nd brutal acta were perpe
trated al the dead hour of midnight.
Several white men wen attacked nd
beaten, houses were stoned and fencea
torn down. The K-vjle s-y : "These erf a
turts have acted like fi'-nd. and should
be made eiamj-L'aof. They aeemed mo.t
desp-rati-ly arrayed againet tbe poor
white people, and their conduct is a
grace to eveu brutes."
A Pennsylvania editor, who hai been
onadead-besd excursion out on the plains
lost bis pass and bad to walk seventy
miles Ixfore he could find a man who had
sufficient confidence in him to lend bim mon
ey to telegraph borne for his ir't to sell ihe
pook stove and remit the proceeds at once.
NO. 49. WHOLE NO. 839
GRANTS SENTIMENTS PEtOH
T0 THIS TIME,
While Republican journals Host over
the p,.t recoVd tf Mr.' Greeley and Ir.
continually casting hit utterance U tU
win oi Uc liberal f. thev nirlit -WV
prrpncxr rtZcct on i. mk MnM t
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men-on eauaidate. (In ooe occasion.
President Grant, io Lis opposition to abo
):tonim snd his fidelity u the Democrat
ic Prty, made use of the follow icg ex
pulsion : '
"I am a Democrat, aod when I am
convinced that tbit war Is waged to pros
ecute tbe detdgni of tbe aUliiioout, I
pledge my honor as a soldier that 1 will
csrry my sword on the-other side, and
Io 16GC he said : "I only voted at one
Preldcntial eleriin .k. t -.x r-
1 . ivmttiH
IJocLanan." He had alwava Wm
Democrat and yet became the raSd can
dilate of the opposition for toe Presiden
cy, in 1SGS, Grant said : The libcttiea
Of the COUUtrV COnnot L maintain!
ithout a one term amendment to tbe
constitution." He no doubt think a
lhat the "liberties of the coeotrv cannot
be aoaiotaioedM en! eta be la f-A-
Whh the sight of office in C3 and a taau
of it daring lis adtniniaUaXioix, all of hie
? i ...
views nave casoged, aad be is a staunch
- GRANTS fTABLEa.
The president has been ueclior Va
Washington palaces for the occenancv of
his stud of fast and stock horses. The
stables are of the most elegant character,
oetter than most of the dwelling s
Washington. The New York Sen shows
through what means lb money ha been
secured for the erection of these horse
pa laces :
The money required to provide tbeee
palatial quarters for Grant's horse has
been taken from tbe public treasury with
out sny authority of law. For a long
time it was a profound mystery where
the money was to come from to psy for
this useless expenditure. The appropr
ationt for White House expenses during
Grant's term have been so uouaaal and
extravagant lhat at first it was supposed
that possibly the money for these stables
bad been charged uuder tbe head of fuel
or furniture. Bat tubseqocot invrlig
lions have sbowu lhat the sum of $50,000
was illegally diverted from tbe appropri
ation made by congress for tbe new stale
department buildiug, and applied to the
construction of the horse palace which
Grant has built without any authority
whatever, and in utter defiance cf law.
How long b lore this Caligula will
demand that his horses shall feed from
golJcu mangers ? -N. Y. Albany JS 'car a.
Ci'kiositifs or the Earth. At the
city of Modena, in Italy, and about four
miles around it, wherever the earth is dug,
when the woikmcn arrive at a distance of
sixty-three feet, they come to a bed of
cliaik, which they bore with an aeger
five feet deep. They then withdraw from
the pit before the soger is removed, and
upon its extraction tbe water burst
throngh the aparture with great violence,
and quickly fills this newly made well,
which continues fall, and is affected nei
tln i by rains or droughts. But what is moat
remarkable in this operation are tba lay
ers of earth as we descend. At tbe depth
of fourteen feet are found the ruins of aa
anrii lit city, paved strc:l, houses, floors,
and different pecies of Mosaic work. Un-d-r
this i f und a reft, oozy earth, made
up of vegtable, ana twenty six feetdeep,
l.i rgf Irer entire, such at walnut trees
with tin- walnuts still slicking to the Stem,
and th-- leaves and branches io a "perfect
state of preservation. At twenty-eight
led deep, a soft chalk is found, mixta
with a large quantity of shells, and this
bed ia eleven fret thick. Uuder this,
vegetables are again found.
HOW IT WAS DONE.
One of the means employed by the radi
cal politicians to carry the election was send
ing revenue officers aod others oat among
the people in the fruit districts who gsv
the mtn understand that if tbey would vote
the radical ticket they might slUl to
their heart's content without paying a
cent of tax, but if they voted lor Merri
mon tbey would be watched, aod the last
farthiog exacted of these.
Others went arouud and pretended to
persons who lost property daring lb war
by action of the srmies, that il tbey voted
for republican candidates for Cowgreas
they would receive iodemoity which they
never would receive if conservative con.
grvsameo were elected.
Such are samples of the means resort
ed to by oar opponents throoghout the
State, and the effect is seen In tba fruit
growiog district. Gremttoro' Patriot.
MAINE AND VERMONT.
The eves of the people arts now turned
with inteiesl to the elections in Main
It hs bei n ten yrtrs since the ifmtr
State gave a Democratic nnj'miy, bat it
ia raid thit there is faiier opportunity for
success now than ever before, snd at any
rate the Rer.uLIican vote will be lessened
to a verv great ritent, thus encouraging
ihe fii-u of lireeley and Brown io the
Presidential campaign. Vermont will go
for the administration candidates, but by
a reduced majority.
We are happy to i iforua oar readers, or
at least those who like ouraelf did not
know it, that burglary is a capital felony,
and that Simpon Mnrdecai, Tboaa
Griffic. an! Alfred Bryant, the colored
m?u under arrest for the diabolical oat
rage on Mr. Hicks, are guilty of that of
fence, and will surely be hanged for it, if
any justice can be obtained in a Wake
county court. Smtintl-