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.On Saturday, August 5th, '82;
llie Democratic County. Convention
for Rowan, will be held at thej Court
House ia Salisbury, LSatanlayC; Angus t
5th, 18S2jat 12 o'clock, M., for the pur
pose of nominating candidates as follows,
viz : House of representatives,; Clerk of
ihe. Superior Court j Court, Register of
Deeds, County Treasurer, Sheriff, Coro
ner and County Surveyor.' j Tho Conven
tion will also recommend a candidate for
Senator for Rowan and Davie Counties.
This Convention is called in pursuance
of a resolution passed by the Democratic
County Convention held in
the 1st day of July. I
isbury on
A11 Democratic voters oft
le County
are requested- to meet in Convention in
their respective Townships at jthe nsuat
voting precincts, on Saturday, July 29th,
1882, at 12 o'clock, M. for the' purpose of
electing delegates to County Convention,
and for lelectine Township . Executive
Committees, each committee to consist of
five active Democrats. !
Each township shall be eii titled to
cast in thCounty Convention one vote
for-every twenty-five Democratic votes,
and fractions of fifteen, as follows, to wit:
Salisbury 16, Franklin '9, j Unity 4,
Scotch Irish 6, Mt Ulla7,Lock6, Atwell
10, Litakcr 6, Gold Hill G, Morgan 3,
Providence 8. !
Each township may send as many
delegates hs it may see fit! 1
CFTheJ Township Executive Commit
tees will also meet in Salisbury, August
5th, to eject a County Executive Com
mittee. I J. W. Maunet,
f CVml Co. Ex. Com.
Salisbury July 3d, 1882.1 I
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We congratulate the'people of,North Car
olina on tlc era of peace. prosperity uSid good
government which has beenun broken since
the incoming of a Democratic Stte adminis
tration; u)on the pure and impartial admin
istration of justice and the honest enforce
ment of the laws ; upon the efficiency of our
common school system and great advance
made in education, and the . general im
provement and enterprise manifested in ev
ery part of the State, and fwe pledge our
selves to exert all efforts to advance the
material interests of all sections of the State
in the future as we have done in, the past,
And we challenge a comparison between a
Democratic administration of our State af
fairs and the crimes, outrages arid scandals
tuai accompaniea ltepuoucan misruie. ai-
nrming our aniierence to democratic prin
ciples, as irtehned in the platform adopted
by the Kational Democratic Convention
held at Cincinnatirin 1880 : ! "
Bexohed, T bat we regard a free and fair
expression of the public will at the ballot-
tox as tne only sure means ot j preserving
our free American institutions, and we de
nouoce the Republican party add the inter
ference of its federal officials for; their gross
frauds upon the elective franchise, whereby
whole districts, States, and the tTnion have
been deprived of their just political rights:
and we believe the corrnpt and corrupting
use of federal patronage, andj of public
money drawn by taxation from the people
in influencing and controlling elections, to
be dangerous to the liberties of the State
and the Union. ' I i
Ilesohed, That we are in favor of the en
tire abolition of 1 the I internal revenue sys
tern, wittv its attendant corruptions, and
that we denounce, the present tariff laws as
grossly unequal, unjust and vicious. We
favor such a revision of the tariff as will
produce a revenue sufficient for the econom
ical support of the government,! with such
incidental protection as will give to domes-
nc manufactures a iair competition witn
those of foreign production. That there
should be an immediate repeal of , all laws
imposinz a direct tax for i the support of
the government of the United States, but if
it should 1 prove impracticable ito abolish
the internal revenue system with all its at
tending demoralization, fraud and corrup
tion, then we urge upon our Senators and
Representatives in Congress the importance
of So amending tne Law tbat the f revenue
officers whonow receive in salaries in North
Carolina alone more than $300,000 shall be
elected by the people of the localities to
which they are assigned. !
Resolved, That the course of I the Demo
cratic part ysi nee its accession to power in
North Carolina in furtherance 'of popular
education is a sufficient guaranty ! that we
earnestly favor the education of - all classes
of our people, and that we, will advocate any
legislation lookingjto an increase of the fund
for that purpose that will not! materially
increase the present burdens of lour people.
Resolved, That the question of prohibi
tion is not now, and never has been, a par
ty question in North Carolina and never
been endorsed by the Democratic party,
and the people of the State at tue general
election, in . the year 1881. having by an
overwhelming majority voted against . pro
nioiuon, ana tne supreme c-ourt naving
decided that the prohibition act is not and
never has been a law, we regard the matter
as finally settled, and any attempt to re-r
new the agitation is merely a weak effort
of designing persons to divert the minds of
me people irom tne aangerous i principles
and corrupt practices of the Republican
PJli Thatwkne wearcL
to any particular form of county govern-
ment, we recognize! the fact that a - large
part of the taxes of the State are paid fori
the common benefitjby the white people of
oqr eastern counties, and that we consider
it the bounden duty of the white men of
the State to protect these people: from the
oppressive domination of ignorant blacks,
and pledge ourselves to such legislature as
will secure this end. " - ---
And whereas it is seriously ! sujrsested
Ithat vigorous effort will soon be made to
compel toe State by judicial proceedings,
to pay the! fraudulent and unlawful special
tax bonds, amounting to $22,000,000, issued
under legislation passed by the Republican
Legislature 1863 and 1869; therefore
! liesohed, further, , That the Democratic
party will resist such recovery - and the
payment of such bonds by every lawful
means. - ;
' The above resolutions were read teriatim,
and on motion were adopted as a whole as
the platform of the Democratic party of
North Carolina. . U
On motion of Mr. Furroan, the following
resolution was adopted : i .
Beselved, That the present faithful and
efficient State Executive Committee of the
Democratic party,-with Col. Oct. Coke as
chairman, be and ia hereby continued as
tha- exectttive- -committee ; oftho . party,
thanking them for the. untiring zeal and
triumphant results of their past services.
: Hon. A. S. Merrimon being called on, tU
livered an address of marked ability the
synopsis of which we regret we cannot print
in this issue. i
; On his conclusion Mr. Paul IB. Means
moved that the thanks of the convention
be tendered to Judge Merrimon by a rising
vote for his abTe,v masterly, eloquent and
instructive address Which motion being
carried, all the members of the convention
rose to their feet with a shout of applause
a compliment as handsome as it was deserved.-'
i ; ' '-.J. V. .:'-
J. W. Rcid, of Rockingham being called
on, made some handsome and eloquent re
marks. ; Remarks were also made by Hon.
Jos. J. Davis, ' Capt. Swift Galloway, of
Greene ; Capt. C. M. Cooke, of Franklin :
Andrew Joyner, of Pitt ; P. G.; Skinner, of
Perquimans ; J. M. udger, of Yancey, and
W. roster French, of Kobeson, and after
the conclusion of his speech Mr. R. M. Fur
man moved to adjourn. -
His name was Jacob. It had been
his father's before him, and his fa
ther's father's. The Storms were a
hard-working, money-gettirg race.
Jacob Storm the father of our hero.
constantly said that "lie couldn't see
why under the shinin' sun a man
needed an eddication ; 't any rate,
mor'n 'notigh to rekon his crops aud
cattle." Jacob, the ypunger had once
expressed a desire to attend school
out of town; but Storm, senior, killed
his ambitiou'in that respect with a
few words:
"The old red school-house was
good enough for your father and your
grandfather, and when von cet all
iyvu can there I'll find plenty of worn
tor you ; it shan't be said that one of
the old fclorra blood ever hired out to
work for strangers,"
The inhabitants of Putneysville
were not at all conservatives of the
Storm order. Sons of rich farmers
were in college, daughters of hard
working fathers and mothers were
away at school, and , Pulneyville felt
their influence when they came home
for, a vacation.
One of the gajest, brightes, preti
est girls in town was Sal lie Rivers.
Her father had a poorer farm and
fewer bonds than his neighbor Jacob
Slorni. But the Rivers family wor
shiped another idol. From the moth-
eraown, every one vaiuea a goou
education-. The father had been de
nied it, as he had been the eldest of
a large family, and compelled to aid
inr supporting the! rest. He was a
man of excellent natural ability, and
extravagantly fond of reading.
When his boys and girls grew
around him, they head important top
ics discussed at the table; they knew
all about Congress and our relations to
foreign powers, and once Mr. Rivers
had; been called upon to reprent his
town in the legislature of j the State.
The boys of the family; were com
pelled to work their way through
college, and Sallie the jovial, was de
tered to follow their example. ,
No wonder Jacob Storm, Jr., ador
ed Sallie. He had lived near her for
years and carried' her dinner pail
back and forth for her, had purpose
ly misspelled words to letj her pass
above him, and in all her: maddest
pranks he had rejoiced while others
blamed. Sallie's brother's were fond
of. her and never; for one moment
thought it either unladylike or sinful
for her to share ? all their sports.
When one of their neighbors gave a
party, the verbal invitation was gen
erally, 'Sallie and the rest of the
boys. , i
- Sallie liked it, she was full of bound
ingjlife; she hated silly airs; and as
her brothers werejwith one exception
older than herself, surely it was quite
proper for f her to do as they did.
When Tom wrote home from college
that his dear little sister 'must not go
out in the hot sun or she might spoil
her! complexion,' Sallie wrote back,
'Don't bother your dear old maid. I
care more for good sound health than
anything else ; and those who really
love me won't mind a few freckles.'
Sallie went on in her own! way ; she
flew from one end to the other of the
large farm house, now j singing a
chanting in full; clear tones some
grand old anthem. Jacob otorm had
j 0nce called her the ' Will-0;-t"e"w,8Pt
j fitr1 her so well the
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the farm would obey allie yibe fear-
i -w a
ed nothing '; went and cane as she
pleased, and accomplahed jmore in
one morning " than hlr mkher and
Huldah, the maid, fcoulcl possibly
do together. f .( t - '
. Naturally this watm-hetrted. ac
tive, cheerful girl I wis tU light of
her father's ey.e. He'could; not send
her away from hom4i likelthe .boys
not even for the- co eted tdacation.
For three years in he teensshe bore
the restraint aslmeeuy as possible,
but the fourth yearf could not be
borne. How much
the girl' l u tiered
no one knew. !
'Father she said J
one dar, as she
sprung from her saddle, 'my mind is
made up. l snail j go ini ;me mui
and earn money enough 4 ! attend
school.' - s Y
'But mother can't epare jc daugh
ter.' : M". r '-.
'Mother is willing,' said Sillie;'she
always iwanted to study hersslt
'Weir, we seem 10 neeu wu, uere,
fiomehow'-' said the old gMtleman,
stroking the colts neck to hide his
"Yes, father, and you sha! have
me. I can work hard and cone home
to spend every vationj and wn you
be glad to see me ?' j
Mr. Ri vers led the colt avay and
did not answer, i '
'Why not?' he said to hinself wsy
shouldn't she have a fair clince? I
supposed might sell oft thmeadw
to Storm, and send my ynly tfrl away
in good shape; but it will ipoil tiie
farm, and 1 hate to." (
He could not think of lie house
without her; he dreded theJong win.
ter evenings, and the warn summet
days, without his darling, iid at last
he sat down in one corner I the old
barn on an old grindstone, Inch Sal
lie had often turned for hii. He sat
there a long time overcame his sel
fishness; and at last, as he jeard the
girl's ringing voice calliiij him to
supper, he rose up, saying,She's my
only girl; and she shall hae a chance
come what will."
The boys were deliglijd. They
were proud of Sallie, andjjuite sure
she would do herself andjhe family
credit. To be sure, Tom'fpride was
hurt when he heard that pe was to
work inthe mill at Gleunere; but
the new house which Tomhad urged
his father to build had cosjmore than
they, expected, and every 'car some
new machinery must b purchased.
It was twenty miles to flenmere
twenty miles from home-lve,care and
comfort; but Sallie did (not falter.
To be sure it was a tril to leave
them all, a hard thing fdber to se
teci irom uer uitie siore
longings; and a small
boarding-house would
girl's be-
oom in a
ever afford
the delight that htr ownarge sunny
chamber did. Sallie fe but did
not shed one, although ler mother
and Huldah wept profuip as the
carriage drove awav. witlSallie's fa
ther on the back seat wS her, and
Jacob Storm in front wh Sallie's
brother Dike.
Dike was younger tha
his sister
and in deep grief at her
It did
not comfort him to be tdi that she
would not board ailing Grangers,
but become a memberof Mr. Mora's
family. He did not dioose to listen
when Jacob told hi ro that Si lie was
too wise and too goo to renain bu
ried in Putney ville. j Dike jwas 16
and at that age a bey consHers ev
erything a 'burning iliarae' ihich in
terferes with his plecs'ire. ';
. 'I wish I had her chanc,' sid Jacob
as the father and daugher tlked-iu
low tones on the backseat.
'Great chance,' sail Dike, 'to go
down there and work among ill sorts
and never have any music br any
home, or '
Dike paused ; his; feeling vere too
much for him, and yet he woild not
let Jake Storm see a tear in k eyes.
"It's a chance to make fourself
something better than a d radge ; a
chance to see and ksw what's going
on in this great world. Reiding is
good, Dike, but seeing is a
times better.' , :
Jacob read early and
thought and studied; but, a
ate, he
er all,
ne Knew me aiscipime wniu iui
and Joe Rivers were havinr would
be a blesing to him. His ooy dread
was that Sallie; might consijer him
inferior to her 'She shall jnot get
before me if I die trying,' re said.
Sallie's room was not so hd, after
all ; Mrs. Mora had done br best to
please her old friend 'Mraj Rivers.
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When bailie s books wtre Inpacked,
and her piano was in oae crner, and
her pet bird Glory hurc nn the place
was quite delightful jSalie could
not live in a dingy, dill Wle; sun
shine was necessary to her Existence.
Her first week in the mil 1ft her in
pale and weary, but a stoutieart and
a strong will kept her up.
At night she was busj, ler music
and her studes occupied tvery mo
ment. Mrs. Mora tried f interest
her in the sports and ganW of her
She did not know that ler exam
ple gave Joe new con rag and kept
Tom , from many a 'college ark ;' she
never dream,ed that Jacot&torro was
fellow-boarders, bnt Sallie politely
A i room-mate was impossible as
she desired to spend her spare mor
ments in preparation for her future
werk. About this time she wrote to
Tom t 'It ii a hard grind, dear bid
bov ; and sometimes when my head
whirls about with the noise, or ih
associations vex me, I feel like run
ning! away to China or Japan 1 but I
don'l; I only go home when I km
freehand take a good dose of Chopin
or Beethoven ; they tone me up. Jy
careful . management I shall be able
to save some money. There is a little
French girl here, who is anxious to
study English ; every week I give
her a lesson for a lesson ; I speak and
reaklFrench with her; then twqof
Mrs. Mora's children' take lessons on
the plana, and imy .board Jbilljs light.
Whado you think comes here every
Sunday ? Why, Jacob Storm. His
father will not let him go to college,
and he . walks down here after work
is done on Saturday, and returns Sun
day night. He is a great friend of
John Mora's, and I have to be teased
about him, but I don't mind that.
Jake seems like one of you, and every
week he asks me about my lessons.
'Jake gets books from the library
here,! and leaves them for me to read
first; then we talk them over after
ward, and Dike is getting quite in
terested.' Brave little Salle ! The days and
weeks flew by, and found her at her
post. She ouly saw the hard daily
toil, only felt the bonds which kept
her close until she could join the girls
who quietly and easily walked the
path of knowledge.
'Sometimes his father allows him
to drive down, and then you raayibe
sure we have a good breath of coun
try air. He said one day, in his slow
deliberate fashion : 'If my coming
annoys you, Sallie, just say so; but
it seems to me that you might not feel
so far away if you saw a home face
once a week.' Sometimes he woald
bring a few flowers or some chick weed
for Glory, and sometimes a piece of
new cheese in a dainty box, and gen
erally a note or message from mother
or Dike. When he drives down Dke
comes with him ; and I can work
harder all the week after seeing this
rosy ! face.' ;
making a man of himself for her
sake ; she could not see the power she
exercised over Dike, who was inclined
to be a little wayward ; she never
guessed that her devotion to self-culture
and study had stimulated some
of her associates to go and do like
wise; She only felt the pressure of
the daily toil, and longed for the day
of her emancipatiou : only worked
unceasingly. !
i Little by little the sound of the
factory bell grew hateful to her, and
and its red brick walls wearried tier
eyes, but over and to herself she said,
There is no such word as fail. Her
brief vacations were seasons of joy.
Jacob Storm wished they might last
forever. He, too, was hard at work ;
and pne day, when he and Sallie jiad
discussed the merits of various au-
thors, and compared notes concerning
their studies Sallie's outburst of praise
for his achievement drew from mm an
avowal of his love.'
'Why, Jacob,' said she, regretfully
'I never thought of you in that way.
I should as soon fancy Tom marrying
me.' J . i
'You think I am clumsy and slow'
he said, 'or perhaps stupid and igno
rant because 1 remain here when
others go away ; they have educated
themselves with fate and fortune to
aid them. I have done it thus far
against fate and without fortune.
shall some day make the world hear
of me; bow, when or where 1 do not
know, but it will come.'
'I believe you, Jacob,' said Sallie,
'and I am proud of you ; but loe is
something I know nothing of, and,
until I have finished my course as a
student, I must pt pleasure out of
my head. Don't sulk, Jacob; I, am
not heartless, only ignorant. Come,
saddle Tam O'Shanter and let us
have one of your mad rides to Spark
ling Spring; it. will be something to
remember when I am grinding at the
mill again.'
Jacob obeyed her. Her wishes had
been his law for years and he rwas
manW enough to be nround of it.
A Utt. the coal was won. Sallie
was in college devoting herself to her
nhorifihed books, and Jacob still work
ed ns he had done before, now blam
ing himself for his folly in regarding
his father's wishes, now working at
his books with the desperate energy
nf one who has staked all on success.
Every Sunday he vists Glenmore
witb Dike, but no longer spends his
time with Sallie. At last a change
came. Jacob Storm, Sr., was gatnerea
to his fathers, and his son was free.
n;to mtn to his sister in boyish
fashion : 'Old Storm has gone, and
Jake mourns for him as if he,had and tender, instead oT a
stiff old miser. Jake will leave liere
eoon ; he does not say where he is
going. I shall miss him terribly.
We have read and studied together all
Winter. . Jake irnnva a Lm . TTa
surprises me all the time. He is hav-
ng :yonr picture painted for me, from substance that Gov. Vance ha been sucTess
the! one you sent home. I wish I fal in tnrr, w f i,. .... Z!s-
ui hu y.ujces m mat district, and their navia
a, 3 f"l eadinS t!?e PJ 000. TheixTLreal
books you ordered, but I can't n n were t269.WKv n. V t T
myself down to hard study after work-;
mgaltday.' ' -
aofc jcar ui coiiege-iiie was ,
drawing to a close, and the students i
were arranging for a separation, when
an in vitation was sent them to attend regular campaign fund, on 1 September
a lecture by an eminents gentleman rDr. Motl issued a circular, as fellow..'
who had been intly appointed to a -There are office expenses for which no
professorship in a Western universjallowance has been mo by thegoArn
ly J " 1 I ment As it is not rmfct tk. ?
Ini. 0 ekL ? i ?u laoen;i
SSh iPI1 m the - hPened
door of Sallie's room. , -
- a ii iiii Ki iiLi i iMiinv
rVA wl .a T U.11 '
Do go. v They tell me Prof; Storm
IS quite remarkable, and Darwinism '
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has its attractions for all of us.'
'Prof. Storm was closeted with '
A T i 8?,d4a,:?ther. SDl0l f inspection of all concerned.- That
u?dijiitandthe. h?Iltilof,es about f2,50Pa year. WHatttwas
(us wiiuciiiiuw win illuminate uie
college to morrow.'
'I think I will bo,' said Sallie sud
denly. 'It will not do to miss a
In her rebellious little heart she
was saying, I will go for the sake of
he old name and my childhood s
friend, but poor old Jake will never
know it."
The hall was crowded, and on the
platform sat the college President
with several distinguished gentlemen
The speaker's face was partially hid
den by the desk before him. When
he rose at last, Sallie s heart gave a
quick bound for there before her stood
her neignbor, friend and lover.
He did not seem to see her ; his
subject engrossed his entire attention
Sallie listened with pleasure. The
physical training of the past added to
his mental acquirements, and his
clear manly voice charmed all listen
ers. 'Isn't he fine looking?' whispered
one. "What a splendid type 01 man
hood,' said another. 'He understands
himself perfectly,' said a third.
When the speaker closed the ap
plause was emphatic and prolonged
Sallie sat motionless. Surprize and
pleasure mingled with a thousand
memories, rrot. otorm aia not neea
WW . t
it. He w looking at a. bright lace
just before him, and answered the
congratulation 01 ins irieuus in uu
absent manner.
'Pardon me said he to the Presi
dent ; 'I recognize an old schoolmate
yonder.' ,
'Ah, indeed that s Miss Kivers, a
young lady of remarkable energy and
unbounded perseverance; she stands
at the head of her class.'
'She would be No. 1 anywhere,"
said the professor as he hnrried away
to join her.
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'I'm so glad, so very glad,' was an
Sallie could say.
'Are you? Then help me to es
cape from all these eyes, and let me
give you the latest tidings from home
Miss Rivers was envied Dy ner
friends as she pased out, stopping
nQW and then to introduce the popu
lar scientist as an old schoolmate.
Of what they talked, and how, it
matters not to us; we only know that
a certain professor was absent from
his post in order to attend tne exer
.r . ..ii .1
ercises at a certain conegu, wuere
Miss Rivers-graduated, and we also
know that a wedding took place soon
Mrs. Storm, nee Sallie Rivers, is
also a professor in the same institu
tion with her husband, and her ex
cellent parents spend a portion of
each season with her. Germantown
A "Strike" at Greensbboro.
The boys engaged in carrying brick
and mortar for Levi Houston's new
building s'truck this morning for high
er wages. They had .been employed
at 40 cents per day and refused to
work until their wages were raised to
50 cents. About the time their places
were supplied by other bovs, the fa
ther of two of the strikers appeared
on the sceneand seizing a rich pine
shingle, literally wore the patches off
the seat of their breeches. The strik
ers sued for terms and begged to be
allowed to resume their work. Pa
triot. A woolen mill is to be erected at; Dal
las, Texas, to cost half a million dollars.
A factory has been opened at New Or
leans, to make illuminating and lubrica
ting oil out of cotton seed oil. !
People of Orange county, Va., are do
ing a big business in poplar wood which
is sent North for the manufacture 01 pa
per from the pulp.
The Mississippi cotton mills are good
investments. The one at Wesson pays
cent. : the stock is worth
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over three hundred dollars. Those at
Enterprize and Natchez pay as well,
s 1 t.n:..i ;
en by the ea rT,
mony that these employees in 1880
demand one monthwi.
gave en
r. r, - -saiary to tbe campa
luno, amounting to at least 120,000 their
pay being .bout $100 per month That Wi,
for the campaig. fund. In addiUon tn Z
BD00 Pay all sad others none,. I have
thoat proper to equaUze themI consider
that 1 percent, of ronr.n:. .
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month, forward to this office ( thVannt,
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used lor we do not know. The testimony
shews that the business in that district t
conducted on the "you tickle me and X will
tickle you principle. Men who had large -distilleries
divided them up, and instead of
running a twelve bushel still, would run
three of four bushels each. To each dissil
lery was allowed a storekeeper. This store
keeper, it appears, was to be agreeable to
the distiller. If the distiller did not like
him the still was closed, and it wouiaSnot
be operated until a etorekejper'
the distiller was appointed. ;T These store-
keekers drew $3 a day, and either they 1
worked with the distiller or paid him a
part of their wages or boarded with him,
paying a high board, about $25 a month.
By this arrangement the ' distiller got back
a part of his taxes.; Now all this was done
by Dr. Mott, it sufficiently appears, forpur
poses not connected with his duty to the
government The whole 1 thing seems to
have been used as a big political machine
at work in the interests of the Republican
party. One of the objects appears to have
been to multiply officers and induce young
Democrats to join the Republican party.
As far as j we understand the Kestler mat
ter, it appears that in 1872, W. II. Kestler
went to Statcsvilte and was appointed in
the revenue service. He stayed , around
there ten days but was given no work to do.
lie thsn went home and never was given
any work to do, Before he- went home he
lrro-red fifteen dollars fnm Dr. Mott, and
afterwards Dr. Mott sent him a postal or
der for $50. So he got from Dr; Mott $G5.
After that they sent him a voucher to sign
for the $65, which he did sign and return
ed. Sometime afterwards they sent him
another form, entirely in blank, saying that
the first one had been misplaced or lost, and
asked him te sign that. lie did so. So
Kl est ler . signed one voucher for $05, and
signed j another in blank. He really was "
not in the service at all, and performed no
duty whatever.
Now, Dr. Mott presented four voudiers to
the government, in substance as follows :
One for the $65. A second in favor of Kest
ler as deputy collector, for the three months
from September 30, 1882, to December 31,
1872, at the rate of $l,500per annumi
$375. .This contained a certificate tbat4he
services were rendered in certain counties,
and that Kestler was traveling all the while
in this capacity. "Received payment. Wi
IL Kestler, deputy collector." , '
And subjoined was the ordinary affidavit
that the services had been faithfully render
ed, that they were necessary, and that the
' compensation was just and reasonable. To
this oath was signed the name W. II. Kest
ler, deputy collect, and then was added
"sworn and subscribed before me this 10th
day of January, 1873." "J.- A. Clarke,
deputy collector."
A third voucher was just like the above
except it was for the next quarter running
from January 1173, to March 31, 1873.-
It was for $385, and it was marked "Re
ceived payment," "W. II. Kestler, deputy
collector," and the affidavit that the servi
ces were rendered, &c, was signed by W
H. Kestler, and there was added : "Subscri
bed and sworn to before me this 10th day
day of April, April, 1873." "J. A. Clarke,
deputy collector."
And a fourth voucner, nice tne aoove,i..
was filed, excepting it was for the next
quarter from April 1, 1803, to June 30,
1873, and it had "Received payment," "W.
II. Kestler,deputy collector." "Subscribed
and sworn before me this 10th day of July,
1873." "J. A. Clarke, deputy collector."
Kestler testified that his signature t the
last voucher was his writing, it being tho
voucher that he signed in blank. But ho
ntver swore to it. lie testifies tbat tne
vouchers Sot the other quarters are not bis
signatures at aUand tbat he never swore
to"tbem. This; is admitted by Dr. Mott and
by the man Clarke who was a witness.
Here is man who never was in the ser
vice at all, and yet Dr. Moot sends on
vouchers purporting to be receipted by
him, antl purporting to be sworn to by him,
running through three whole quarters and
not a cent was paid him, and be had no
more to do withhe matter than any reader
of this paper. , .
Oh" the 10th day of July, Dr. Mott,
swore to and forwarded "ail abstract of
vouchers of expensesof his district for
th quarter ending June 30, 1873," as
follows: . -
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