VOL XT.-TfflKB SERIES
SALISBURY. N. C, AUGUST 21, 1881.
- : -
Appo.ulH.entS of Gen. Scales.
The Democratic State committee
LWtbe following appointments
nDp I M Scales, at which Dr.
reYork, the Republican candidate
ST been invited to meet him, and a
canvass may be exited :
Trap Hill, Thursday, Aagrust 21.
Wilkesboro, Friday, August 22. .
Elkin, Saturday, August 2S.
Dobsun, Monday, August 26.
Mocksville, Wednesday,Auust 27.
Salisbury. Thursday, August 28.
fDemocratic papers circulating in
the western part of North Carolina
are requested to copy.
XH E Sl.ANl EBB EFUTfJD.
Base Fabrication Without Four.-
Retort of a Committee of Republican
ed circulation h;
bv independent Republicans ojf Buf-
fab, and the following repor, the
. . ..
JCDUlk w A '
e.ally given to the public.
wnh nt t he inquiry, is nvw um
IV the Independent Republicans of
the Nation; As Republicans and
dependents residing in Buffalo, and
having peculiar means of knowledge,
we have been called upon by private
letter and otherwise for information
in regard to the scandals which have
been put in circulation respecting
Governor Cleveland's private life.
"We have felt it to be a duty imposed
on us by circumstances to examine
these stories in detail and to make a
formal statement of the results. No
such examination would have been
necessary to satisfy ourselves j but
it was due to those who have read
the charges against Governor Cleve
land, without kuowing personally his
general character and reputation in
this commuuhy, and without know
ing either the position means
of information of those have
made charges, that we she Jt fit put
forth a mere general statj I desiK'tb
out a previous investigate lit VVe
havej therefore, through a conrtnittee,
appointed from our number for that
purpose, carefully and deliberately
made an investigation, and we have
taken every available means to ascer
tain the precise facts in each case.
The general charges of drunken
ness and gross immorality which are
made against Gov. Cleveland are ab
solutely false. His reputation for
morality has been good. There is no
foundation for any statement to the
contrary. He was sought out and
nomiuatedjfor the mayoralty contrary
to his will, and was supported for
that position by the larger portion of
the educated, intelligent and moral
cititetis of Buffalo, without regard to
politics and on purely personal
grounds. After he had gone through
this contest he was again put forward
ai one of the most distinguished citi
zens of Buffalo as a candidate for the
governorship, and again received the
support of the same class of his fellow-citizens.
In tins community,
where he had lived for 29 years,
and where his life was known and his
character well understood, this sup
port would not have been given to
him had he been either a drunkard
or a libertine. We are able to speak
from personal knowledge, as bis ac
quaintance is of long standing, and
to say that his general private life
"as been that of a quiet, orderly, self
respecting and alwava highly respec
Since he assumed his present office
h's visits to Buffalo have been few
of short duration. It is suscepti
ve of -absolute nroof and ha hn
Proved to us, timt upon no oue of
- visits Has anything occurred to
justily the statemeuts which have
hum. . .
7 n,aue by Ins detractors. TbeH
ge that he has recently taken part
ji a druken and licentious debauch
. fffAlo on the occasion of such a
C 18 ,efHirely 'a!. VV.e have been
Particularly careful and thorough in
investigations of alleged betrayal,
Ruction and inhuman treatment of
woman of this city as detailed in a
m newspaper. The circumstances
"J oi wlucn this story was fabrica-
S. tC.Urred eiftt years ago.
a JT , Jues,,on was at that time
1! V belweeu 30 and 40 years of
o-i ".iu iwo ciiiiuren
as 10 years old. The facts
trav7lCaSe,ShoW that she ws e
2S lhat allegations re-
tier abduction and
olly false. We
j leamrrs . -.i
mU J lhi8 tter which
aov , i f a Tuulic qstion requiring
declaration on our part.
Il!ftn,,iuation ofthe other cbar-
hrch luve been made aoaitu
Governor Cleveland's private charac
ters shows that they are wholly ow-
true. in every instance in which
the reports and insinuations have
been tangible enough to furnish a cine
to guide us in rr investigation they
have positively proved to be false.
The attack upon Governor Cleveland's
character is thoroughly discredited
whea we consider the sources from 1
which it comes. It was first publicly
made in Buffalo by a newspaper of
no standing whatever. We have
twice called upon the editor of this
paper and asked him to produce his
proofs -the names, dates and other
particulars which lie had pi:b!ielv
stated he was at libcaty to show. He
declined to do so or to facilitate in
vestigation into lb truth of either
his own charges or those contained in
the .anonymous letter which he pub
lished. He admitted that he had no
evidence to support any accusation
against Governor Cleveland, except
in the one instance to which we have
particularly referred. He rested his
case ou inat story, and as Xo that
story he is contradicted by Hie wit
ness Vavng personal knowledge.
A Th tvb clergymen whose profes
Jsion hasjjbeen invoked to give weight
to tliejSeT charges ha ye no personal
knowledge of the facts, and under
the circumstances could not possibly
have such knowledge. They have
ventured to state as facts known to
themselves stories which rest upon
the merest hearsay, and which, when
traced to their alleged sources, are in
every case denied by the persons to
whom they are ascribed.
We have designed, to make a can
did and judiciary statement of the
results of our investigation of this
matter without partisan coloring. We
have mt thought it necessary or pro
per to repeat the charges against
Governor Cleveland in detail, nor to
present in full the evidence by which
they have been disproved.
John H, Cowing,
William F. Kip,
-George P. Sawyer,
. Ralph Stone,
John E. Ransom,
Henry W. Sprague,
Josiah C. M -UN roe,
L. D. Rumsey,
X. Barrett Rich,
Chas: P. Norton,
John B. Olmstead,
J. Tallman Pa vis,
J. N. Laarned.
Buffalo, N. Y., Aug. 9, '84.
a clergyman's testimony.
In the issue of the New York Inde
pendent for the current week the
Rev. Dr. Kinsley Twining makes the
-Letters having been received at
the office of the Independent by two
reputable clergymen in Buffalo, N.
Y., charging Mr. Cleveland, ' the
candidate ofthe Independent Repub
licans, -with habits of gross immorali
ty, which, if time, would render it
impossible for any Christian man or
decent Journal to support him, it was
thought best, on consultation, that I
should go to Buffalo aud make per
sonal and thorough investigation of
Accordingly, I went to Buffalo,
and spent two full days in the most
thorough investigation. One day I
spent with the gentlemen, journalists,
clergymen, aud others who are re
sponsible for the dissemination of the
stories, and following up lines of in
vestigation suggested by them, and
another in visiting the leading citi
zens of Buffalo, Republicans and
Democrats, who best know Gov.
Cleveland, and who all know all
about the stories, and in getting their
judgment as to his character. This
investigation I made absolutely thor
ough. I depended on no reports of
the newspapers, or oi local clergy
men, or others, but only on my own
personal investigation of the case. I
am satisfied that I know the case
from fuller information than do any
of those who have given it private or
public currency. Now, it is not my
purpose to repeat the particulars of
the report in its grosser or its correc
ted version. Those who want it can
get it from the publisher of the Buf
falo Telegraph, who will be glad to
sell copies. If necessary I am ready
with the full iacts ; but it is not
The kernel of truth in the various
charges agaitist Mr. Cleveland is this
that when he was younger than he is
now he was guilty of an elicit con
nection : but the charge, as brought
against him. lacks the clement of
truth in these substantial points.
There was no seduction, no adultery,
no breach of promise, no obligation of
manage: but there was at that time a
culpable irregularity of life, living as
be was a bachelor, for which it was
proper and is proper that lie should
sutler. After the primary offense,
which is not palliated in the circle for
which I write, his conduct was singu
larly honorable, showing no attempt to
evade responsibility and doing all he.
could to meet the duties involved, of
which marriage was certainly not one.
Everything here was eminently to his
credit under circumstances which
would have seemed to many men of
the world to justify him in other con
duct than that which he accepted as
his duty. There was no abduction,
only proper legal action under cir
cumstances which demanded it.
The facts, which have been blown
up into a case of kidnapping, are that
the child being neglected and in dan
ger of death, Mr. Cleveland took Into
his confidence Judge Burrows, a citi
ceu whose high character is clearly
enough proved by the fact that he
was then trustee of the Protestant Or
phan Asylum. Under his persuasion
the child was surrendered by the
mother to the orphan asylum, and
regular papers resigning her parental
rights made out. The entry in the
books is that March 9. 1876. O.-ear
Halpin, born Soptember 14, 1874, Cleveland, uor permit us to forget
was received from his mother, Maria that above any other Amej-icau eiti
P. Halpin, at the board rate of $S per sen now l iving and known to the
week, whioh, presumably, Mr. Cleve- country lie possesses in himself the
land was to pay through Judge Bur- administrative ability which is the
rows. Finding that in the surrender . great and primary requirement of the
of the child she had lost her claim ! presidential office.
against Mr. Cleveland, Mrs. Halpin
endeavor to recover him, and final ly,
as the asylum record gives it, April
28, 1876, he was "stolen" by her. In
the mother's hands his situation grew
more alarming than ever. The ex-
chief and the officers in charge agreed
4a representing to me that something
bad to be done. Judge Burrows then
directed the child to be returned to
the asylum, where be was again re
corded, July 10, 1876, as received
from k As to the mother, w-ho was
out of her head in alcoholic frenzy.
the officer, Watts, says that he acted
on the right of personal judgment,
usually assumed by omcera in such
cases, and took her not to the common
lockup, but to the more private and
less rigorous Roman Catholic Provi-
dence Asylum, for both lunatics and
inebriates, where she was placed to scolds, worries, and -abuses the chil
recover. She was net incarcerated. ! dren whenever she feels out of tem-
She was not entered for permanence.
The motive was not to hide a trouble-
some woman nor to suppress a scan-
da), but to provide for a child aban-
doned and in danger of death and a ; thinking "might makes right and
woman out of her head by drink aud ' perfect obedience is his due, forget -threatening
to throw her child out of ting that human individuality always
the window. demands freedom of act and liberty
There remain the worst and damn- ' of thought,
ing charges -of general libertinism and It is a self-evident fact to all real
drunkenness. I say distinctly, after thinkers that scolding and fretting
abundant inquiry, they are false. They j never yet accomplished any actual
are, I believe, the product of the im- good. It only angers and raises a
agination of the stews. Every at- spirit of rebellion and insubordina
tempt to trace them led back iu to the tion. Whereas, by kindly council
merest gossip of saloons and brothels, and sympathizing interest in the wel
On the other hand, my inquiry of the : fare of those under your control and
noblest Christian men tn the city, es
pecially in the legal profession, men
above all reproach, men who will vole
for hi m, and men who will vote and
speak against him for political reasons,
men who knew Cleveland most inti
mately, who have been bis partners
in business or his nearest neighbors,
men who knew bim by day and by
night, brings the unanimous reply
that it is utterly impossible that such
reports ean be true. He is a man of
true aud kind heart, frank and open,
so intensely devoted to his business
duties that it is impossible that he
should be a debauchee. He has the
heartiest respect of the best families
in the city, who only regrets that he
keeps himself so much out of the so
ciety to which he would be a welcome
There are some severe prejudices
against Mr. Cleveland in Buffalo.
They have their chief seat in the sa
loons, against whose tyranny his elec
tion to the mayoralty was the protest
of all good citizens of both parties.
They have not forgiven him for their
defeat. From the best source of in
formation I received testimony that
Mr. Cleveland is a born ruler of men,
of the greatest independence and hon
esty of character, a man who believes
in reform to the bottom of his soul
and has the independence to carry it
out, aud a man ou whom the respon
sibilities of office have rested with a
serious and solemn weight. The men
are very few who could have received
such testimonials to their efficiency
and conscientiousness aud independ
ence in public duties as I heard given
to Mr. Cleveland from the most in
fluential and trustworthy citizens of
It is now proper that I should in
dicate my own view of the effect the
truth in reft re nee to these unexpected
charges should have upon independ
ents who were ready to give their
support to Mr. Cleveland. There is
nothing in it that would naturally
placate them toward Mr. Blaine, or
mitigate their opposition to him.
That rests upon grounds of public
political morality. It does not require
them to withdraw their support from
Mr. Cleveland. . That rests oa the
same grounds as -their opposition to
Mr. Blaine. But it does send them
into the canvasss with a fact in the
history of their candidate which they
cannot forget, aud which they will
J have to carry as a burden.
For there is no interest, public and
political, higher than that of the fam
ily. If Mr. Cleveland is a rebel against
the law of the family he is a public
enemy, and when he it shown to be
so I will abandon him. But such he
is not, even though the lapse of which
be was guilty, and whose punishment
he was man enough to accept is not
to be palliated. Whether such an of
fense can, in the course of years, be
forgiven will depend on one's eager
ness to cast the first stone. For ray
part I can forgive it, when it has not
been denied, and its bitter fruit has
been accepted and all the duties which
grew out of it generously discharged.
Serious, therefore, as this matter is,
I cannot, amid the great responsibili
ties nnr) lrosa!iiv n aram i aa nf iUa
nrdiftpnl titimt inn oaa tfii If onttinn.
Leesusto set aside the conclusions
which the whole independent party
has drawn from the tried, trusty and
admirable public career of Governor
No oue is fit to control another who
has not sufficient command over bis
own temper to be able to keep it well
under subjection. The happiness of
many a family is materially lessened
by the giving away to fits of ill-tem
per and fretfulness and peevishness
in the heads and rulers thereof. The
husband and father thinks he has a
perfect right to scold at and domineer
over his wife aud children. Are they
not his own ? and dosen't he support
the family T ami isn't He the head of
the house? Of course everything
ought to be done with a view to his
: comfort and happiness. The wife
and mother pouts about the bouse,
' per. tired, unwell, or anything goes
! wrong. The teacher scolds and pun-
ishes the pupil, and the overseer
domineers over his laborer.; each one
care, you can enect almost anytnmg
you wisb to. It may be neeessary
or at least it may seem so to us in
our ignorance lhat we speak sharp
ly, crossly, decisively, now and then j
but the more seldom we resort to this
mode to show our authority the more
sure we shall be to effect something
by it. A hore under the lash soon
ceases to mind it, while one that is
seldom or never touched with a whip
feels aud obeys its gentle stroke.
Just so with children who are al
ways scolded aud fretted at. They
soon get so they hardly notice it and
the voice must be growing sharper,
shriller, and more incisive if it would
make the desired impression.
Only yesterday I heard of a moth
er beating her child for four hours,
aud for a mere trifle too ; a poor, lit
tle, feeble, sickly girl, frail and deli
cate, abused aud seriously injured,
and all because of the ignorance and
ill-temper of the mother. The woman
was a brute, methinks I hear yon say,
but it is not so. She is ouly living
ou a . low. plane and doesn't know any
better. She i conscientious nd tries to
bring up her children right, and is
called au affectionate .mother! But
may the helpless little innocent be
saved from such affection is the pray
er of all who can see that power
creates tyrants, and might does not
The world is luwressine: out of
the barbarism of tyranny and punish
ment. -fisueciallv among the intelli
gent and cultured classes, but it will
take much teaching and preaching,
much writing and reading yet, to
save from future suering the weak
and the helpless.
Dublin, Aug. U .-Informer Casey
has repeated his confession in the
presence of the parish priest, Corbet,
and a reporter of the Dublin free
man's Journal. He declares that
My les Joyce uor the four men who
are now serving out their sentences
were preseut at the Mantrasnas mur
der. He Jreassects that be was com
pelled to swear falsely by Crown
Solicitor Bolton. Bolton told him
that if he did not swear as he did
he would be tried himself and would
surely be hanged. A brother-in- law
of Caseys, Philbin by name, corrobo
rated Casey's statements and declared
that Bolton iutjuced him to perjure
STANDS AT THE HEAD!
That it is the acknowledged Leader is a
fact that cannot be disputed.
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AND IS WARRANTED j
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Agents wanted in mioccupi&d territory.
DOMESTIC SEWING MACHINE 0.,
For sale by KLUTTZ
'84 36: ly.
8alibiiryf N. C.
Rowan County, June 5th, 84,
PUBLIC SALE OF VALUABLE
At the Court House door in Salisbury, on
Monday the 4th day of August, 1884, 1 will
seM that valuable plantation formerly own
ed by George Cauble, situated five miles
south of Salisbury adjoining the Rimer
Mine land, and the land of David Eller and
others, containing 185 acres. This land
has a number cf
on it, and is believed to be rich in minerals.
Terms of sale. One half of the purchase
money will be required as soon as the sale
is confirmed, and a credit of 6 months, with
interest at eight per cent from day of sale
will be allowed for the other half. .By order
of Court, H. M. HOB AH, Clerk
Superior Court, Rowan Co.
Tornado and Fire Insurance.
THE HOME INSURANCE CO. of N.
Capital &0O0.00C. Cash Assets $7,492,751.11.
Is bow prepared to Insure property not
only against lire but against loss or dam
age by Wind Storms, Cyclones or Torna
does. Rates reasonable. Policies written
one to five years. One-naif cash and bal
ance in twelve month?.
Far further particulars apply to
J. ALLEN BROWN, Agt.
Salisbury, N. C.
VALUABLE STORE ROOMS
The large and beautiful store osm for
merly occupied by Bearnhardt Bros., is
for rent. The building is two stories above
ground with -a large and dry cellar. Depth
of store room 110 feet; width, 25 feet. It
is elegantly finished, and arranged for
Dry Goods and Groceries ; and considering
the advantages of the location in the cen
ter otbusiness, is one of the most desira
ble places in town.
ALSO, TO RENT.
TWO STORE ROOMS' in my new tuur
room block on Main street, between the
public Square and the Court House, two
being already occupied. The block (66x
90 feet) is two stories high above ground,
divided into four distinct suits, six rooms,
(includfng cellar), in each suit. The store
rooms on the ground floor.are large enough
for merchant doing a medium business, are
handsomely finished and mostconveniently
arranged in respect to warming, lighting,
yentillating. and . access to the upper rooms
l in nnmiu:n. which m&v be used either
fnr a small familv. for storage, .or for sub
renting. 4- separate front entrance to the
iinnr rooms from the street. Gas fixtures
tfirniihout. The Er press Ofljce will oc
cupy one of tks suits of the block after the
.1 am d leased to thank my customers for
Abe trade of the 8pring and Summer and
desire to say that no efforts on my pari
shall be lacking to keep on hand a stock
of Goods fully equal to the wants of the
community favorjng me with their patron
age. The men in my employ are experi
enced, competent and obliging, and ever
ready to serve customers with promptness
and politeness. B. HOLMES.
Established ) Utbeonlr
in f School lor
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the Sooth nith CrAS LlttJii, ""iril
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The .ontse is PR"EPAEAT0RY.or FIH
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For Catalogue, address.
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37:3t,pd. Bmghain School, N. C
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n A liOAllOJ
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UNION STEET, - -
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FOR THE SALE OF LEAP TOBACCO
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rompt returns and close
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W -' ' ; -----
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CHEAP BEDS, $2.50. FINE LINE OF CARPETS.
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Woybh Wire Mattresses, $7 h 0,
MTTKLXIGEBTT AGKXTS in ST-.ry ton
oar POPULAB NEW BOOKS sad FAMILY
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r .-.lud i c .n-i'iiii if ecftable Pills
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kiih? t take. Ih Jii purely rfjtn'ahle: nognp-
I'niT '& els.
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There will be a meeting of tfie StoH
holder ofthe Western N. C. Railroad Or
pany in rvtlleuury, N. C, on Tucs.iav t
25th Jue, 1884. Bt order of the trei
dent. Geo. P. Erwis.
Slbnry, N. C, May 2l; 1884.