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TIII'IISDAV, APRIL 9, 1KT-I.
lie Iied for 31c.
x;..r Dr. Bethunc death tbe follow
! watiful hymn, wliirh wm evi-
Kiitlv written only the day previous,
w;in lotind in his rtfolio. Its devout
simplicity ami ex.iuiMto tenderness
l ive !ta tilting plue beHide!ach asTop
l.ulv Rock f Agw," and Charles
1 -Jesus ! Lover of My Soul !"'
"Vli -i! !i:nc seems sliort, and death is
!l far.
And I am pre-I by douht and fear,
And sin, and overwhelming til
Aail my ito- on every side,
'I ins thought in v rlue ntill shall be,
! kni.w my .tviour die! for me.
name is Jesus, anI ho died
1 r guilty sinners cruel fled :
'c intent to die, that he might win
'J h'-ir r:mom from the death of bin.
-- sinner worse than I cau be,
'1 lji'ref're I know h diet l r nie.
'Ifmee were louht, I could not buy ;
Ir -rrao were 'oined, no wealth have I ;
l!v irracc alone I draw 1113- breath,
ii!i up Ir"tn v i -2;i.-tin death.
Vfl 1 kii-jvv his jjraeo is free,
I Ln-.w the Saviour died lor me.
I 1 e 1 1 (iod's holy word and find
.ii:i. truths wliii-li far transcend my
iiiiiid ;
- . iiiU d I know beside
: :i; ii:ht m hiirii. and deep, and wide.
'i :.s my 1 M tli' !iry,
1 ;n v. tl;c .i -joii r licd for me.
"My !":it!. is w, a!c, but 'tis Thy gift ;
: li-Hi c.uiv. my li-:j les soul Uplift,
i -
Th v ! 'tui.i s of death are riven.
1 i;
us by Me are all forgiven,
'.: -Iri't live I'mm ruilt set free,
Lin Sav !ot:r, died for thee." "
I :
! I,
Tin 2rayT oV tho Ietrotliol.
; A h; iy in tiie St. Louis Union, over
tin- :!iature "i in !t-. f" jiorlra-.s her
ri.-Hjiit.s in ;jic i;.)viu beautilul
i "ii theeef hit marriage :j
I'.i'. ii r, I come befro tin throne,
Wi'h love ai:I bended "knees,
tl :in'c Thee, with a grateful tone,
1 i ;i to mo.
! i !mi i; i ; i y i . i rt tlii le.ur
i i t I ii. e,
I ; i :; p a:It ; : .u s miuhty pwer
i - it v. witii Ttiee.
i :.o a .. nov. v 1 "a;:., r, i' -ry
w.i!.-tl, in hn-ast."
A I - if n - w i h : Ii-m; i ji.l-n ain ly sought
'1 it , it.- loe stippreseil.
V t . .u n the i v orslti j)p-d one,
ii- ion liv 1 ,.iv .silo,
A?i 1 I r. allies ti.r uiv I eann .t -huu,
1 i:e hl.-j tli (i:,ed briilo
I " rtji e me if the loving ki.s
lie leaver upon my brow
I - thought of in ;.n hour like this,
Ali.l thrills mei-viii nov.
He's i-iioen me to be his love
Atul coiuiorter through life,
1'. liable me, ol. iol, to proVo
A 1 ivinj;, li.ilh.nl whe.
I le k :: s no
All-M -lions 1
Father
all the deep
!ltl I I.
i Ii Illotl ,l!H
Io inir ihoiiirhls ihat su irp
1 .-I O v. I Jil , .Si i ii,.
lb knows not e i ' 1 1 fount of love
That pushes warm and free ;
.Nor , nil lie ever, ever
M arm idolatry.
pro e
Then puanl him. Father, round his way,
Thy ehoieest bii s-im,s esi.st ;
And ri 'ider each siu-ees.sivo day
Still happier than the last.
And, Father, prant us so to live,
1 hat when this lllo Is o er,
Within the happy home you five,
We'll meet to part uo more.
M I S C EL L A X 1 :0 US.
A Slijbt Aciuaiiit:iuce.
Cressy Mitchell and John. Martin
met at a lift!" picnic party in a
eoimtrv vii.ae. where she was
liaising a few weeks of the intoler
able ht.'t sunimer, atul he well, he
;is reading law for the present
with 'Squire Morgan, the village
oracle, and working about the
'So line's farm U pay his board.
Xdm Martin was a handsome
voting man, and as good as he was
hand-collie. So said Mrs. Morgan
and all thoold ladies of the village,
:;saiso did the children, who loved
him dearlv lor his kind acts and the
cheerful words which he had for
ev;Tvo:ic.
'i'Ue young ladies all seemed to
lutVe a great deal of regard for him,
for t liev eat h -nd all foresaw that
. . . .
fun a goon young man must maKe
tll 'IIVI m tlllVI U.J1I.0
I hey !V-lf assured that he would be
i Mine verv rich, as well as influen
tial : fr w;is be not reading law
with 'Squire Morgan, who had
.aiio 'l riches and influence in tho
; ; act ice of his profession?
liii,'suieiiov, John had failed
to appieciale the regard of any
young lady until he met Cressy
Mitchell, and from that time he felt
that his heart was no longer his own.
Crissy was a beauty, and she
knew it. Ii was passing strange
that she should feel willing to de
prive herself of the homage of her
many suitors and banish herself to
a country village, even for a limit
ed period. Hut she had planned on
making her appearance at the sum
mer ri-o; t of In r fashionable friends
when the .season was over, coining
Jiv.shatal hearty from her country
retreat, while the belles of fashion
o::I(i have become already worn
andwtary with fashionable dissi
pation. This was the reason of her seclu
sions, and, with a swift, compre
hensive glance, she scanned the face
and features of John Martin, in
wardly rejoicing that such a hand
some and agreeable young man was
to be her companion during her
stay in the village.
Siie did not have one thought
that he would fail to present him
self as a candidate for her favor.
She knew her iower, and felt sure
that John Martin's love would soon
be hers.
It was even as she had anticipa
ted. At every picnic, pleasure ex
cursion or party gotten up in the
village, John Martin was her escort
and companion, and ere the time
which she had allotted herself to
stay had passed, she was sure that
she possessed all the love of John
Martin's generous, noblo heart.
She had learned to love him also.
vol. in.
His superioritv' overall other tnen
with whom s,h hail associated.
forced her to yield to him the re
spect which w;ts due him, and re
spect soon ripened into a wanner
eelintr, wriicli Cressy Mitchell
would iur acknowledge even to her
own he:ut.
The i ime drew near for her to take
tier departure from the village, and
Job. i 31art in had called to say good-
bv. . W ittiout preliminaries, and
with no words of cringing flattery
such as her former huitor had . in
variably made usoof, he told her in
a straightforward, manly way of
his love for her, and asked her to
give him her hand in marriage.
For a lime there wa.s a severe
struggle in tho breast of this beau
tiful creature of fashion. She loved
John Martin. She knew it, and lie
knew it, and her better nature cried
loudly for a hearing in tho case.
But prideand ambiUoa whisjsjrvd
in her ear, 4 You roust not 'thus
fling away all your bright hopes
and prospects for the future ; you
may form a splendid alliance ; be
come the wife of a millionaire;
wear laces and diamonds and revel
in wealth and luxury ; do not listen
to the promptings of your heart but
let reason guide you."
Thus importuned by the voicoof
seliish ambition, she put the one
love of her heart away from her,
and turning to the man who stood
with folded arms awaiting her de
cision, she said :
" Mr. Martin, I cannot afford to
indulge in romantic dreams; that
I love you I will not deny, but you
are poor and I am not rich; conse
qucntly cacn must lorm a more
prudent alliance."
lie stood for a moment as if
trv.n-fixed, while the cold, worldly
mm -m
ideas expressed by cressy were
lloatiiiir through his brain. Was
this to be the end of the
dream of happiness which he had
so tenderly cherished ? Alas, he
felt that all the world must be false
and cold, now that his idol had
fallen, and his beautiful Cressy,
whom he had invested with all the
( harms and virtues of an anirel.
had changed into a cold, scheming,
worldly creature.
lint he recovered his self-posses-
sion, and extending his hand, he.
shook hers warmly, and with a
Good-bye, Cressy, God bless you
and make you happy," he hurried
away.
The next day Cressy joined her
lasmonauie menus at tne
Springs, and for the time forgot
Joiin Martin and his love.
Summer passed, and winter came
with its round of metropolitan
gayety. it was mid-winter, and
the "affair of the season" came off
at the house of the leader of the
ion, iiuuo uut my euu were
there of course and indeel thev
inc i c, oi course, anu, inaeeu, tney
ton;" iione but the elite were
were of the 44 exclusive" set.
As Cressy was promenading the
spacious saloon, leaning upon the
arm of a cavalier, her escort sud
denfy paused befere a tall gentle
man, who stood leaning against a
pillar viewing the gay throng with
a weary air. 44 Miss Mitchell," he
said, 44 1 am very happy to be able
to present to you a valued friend
of mine, who informs me that he
had the honor and pleasure of a
few weeks' acquaintance with you
during the past summer."
Cressy raised her eyes, and met
those of John Martin fixed earnest
ly upon her. Her heart gave an
impulsive bound, but she checked
its mad pulsations and replied
coldly :
44 Ah, yes; I believe I did have a
slight acquaintance with the gen
tleman." Without another word she moved
on, and, as the gentleman led her
to a seat, he said :
44 Ileal ly, Miss Mitchell, you are
a wonder of our sex."
44 Indeed, ir; and why ?"
44 I don't believe another young
lady present would have treated
John Martin, the millionaire, as
coolly as you did just now."
"John Martin, the millionaire,"
she echoed."
44 Aye; he's rich as Croesus."
44l)ut when I knew him he was
a hiw student."
4 Oh, pooh! that was one of his
odd freaks; he always feared he
would be valued for his money and
not for himself."
As soon as Cressy could free her
self from her obsequious escort and
admirer, she sought John Martin,
and endeavored to explain her con
duct, but he would give her no op
portunity to do so, and persisted in
treating her as 44 a slight acquaint
ance." In a few weeks he brought his
bride to the city, and introduced
her to his fashionable friends. She
was only a simple, innocent, coun
try girl, but as the wife of John
Maitin, she was welcomed to the
beet society. And Cressv never
ceased to regret that she pronounc-
ed Martin only 44 a slight acquaint
aice.
Woman's Influence.
Like the olive tree said to fer
tilize the surrounding soil there
are some few ministering angels in
obnnt mir natha u-im u-ooti'ca..m
to cheer and adorn life. Our
. s !-.. . . I
amusements are insipiu unless thev
coniriouie
i ? i a. i . . i
noblest
applaud
they share
some ruue spirits in the world
whose bolder nature, female influ
ence admirably serves to refine and
temper; and perhaps it is an ex
treme eulogism of the poet, that
without that influence many a man
had been a "brute indeed !" The
concurrence of both sexes is as nec
essary to the perfection of our being
as to the existence of it. Men may
make a fine melody, but women
are also required to mako up harmony.
RALEIGH, N.
Advice for Ladies.
A wife must learn how to form
her husband's happiness; in what
direction the secret of his comfort
lies. She must cherish his weak
nesses by working1 upon them ; she
must not rA3V run counter to his
prejudices. Her motto must be,
never to irritate. She must study
never to draw largely upon the
small stock of patience in man's na
ture, nor to increase his obstinacy
by trying to drive him ; never, if
possible, to have scenes. I doubt
much if a real quarrel, even if made
up, does not loosen trie bond be
tween man and wife, and some-
time's, unless the affection of both
be very sincere, lastingly. Ifirri
tation should occur, a woman must
expect to hear even a strength and
vehemence of language far more
than occasion requires. Mild as
well as stern men are prone to this
exaggeration of language---Let liot
a woman be tempted ever to say
anything sarcastic or violent in re
taliation. . The bitterest repentance
must needs follow such an indul
gence if she do. Men frequently
forget what they have themselves
said, but seldom what is uttered by
their wives. They are grateful,
too, for forbearance in such cases,
for while asserting most loudly that
they are right, they are often con
scious that they are wrong (!) Give
a little time, as tho greatest boon
you can bestow, to the irritated
feeling of your husband.
Loveliness.
It is not your neat dressyour
expensive shawl, or your gold en
fingers that attract the attention of
men of sense. They look beyond
these. It is your character they
study. If you are, trifling, and
loose in your conversation no
matter if you are beautiful as an
angel you have no attraction for
them. It is the true loveliness of
your natures that win and continue
to retain the affections of the heart.
Young ladies sadly miss it who la
bor to improve their outward looks
whilethey bestow not a thought
on their minds. Fools mav be won
bv trewfraws. and thft fashinnahlfi
by showy dresses : but the wise and
substantial are never naught bv
sucn traps. Let modesty be your
dress. Use pleasant and agreeable
lanunm. and thouo-h vou mav not
be courted by the fop and the ;
sap,
the good and truly grea will love
to linger in your steps.
Scrapiana.
'John,' said a stingy old hunk to
his servant, as he was taking his
supper, do you know how many
pancakes you have eaten?" "Tho,
sir.
it if
Well, you've eaten
four-
teen." "Well," said John,
count and I'll eat."
"you
i "nix,.. .
L GI(oray arid dissipated? youih
. h h lisvprtvi lifc i- n
worth having) "I hope I shan't be
alive after thirty !" Unsympathetic
elder party 44Is there any particu
lar necessity why you should live
till thirty?"
" TQ ouol 1 Cncnn Tnn hinmrlviiTnn
me to thegrave," wrote John Larch,
of Alabama, four years ago, and
left the note on the river bank. He
was arrested tho other day in Cin
cinnati, living with another wo
man.
Two deacons once disputing about
a proposed new graveyard, one re
marked :
"I'll never be buried in that
ground as long as I live !"
14 What an obstinate man i" said
the other. "If my life is spared, I
will."
A man in Carroll county, read in
an almanac that his feet could be
kept warm by lining his boots with
cavenne pepper. ie aon't ieei
much like walking now, but says
he would like "to find the man
what put that in the almanac."
An . Indiana lawyer used the word
"disparagement" in his plea, and
the fudge told him that if he
couldn't quit using Latin words he
could sit down. The lawyer under
took to define his position and was
fined 20 for contempt of court.
A raw countryman gazing at a
garden in the vicinity of lioston, in
which were several marble statues,
exclaimed : 44 Just see what a
waste! Here's no less than six
scare-scrows in this ten-foot patch,
and any of them would keep the
crows from a five-acre lot !"
A clergyman, at the examination
of the young scholars of his Sunday
school, pjut the following question :
"Why did the people of Israel set
up a golden cau ?" "liecause they
hadn't money enough to set up an
ox," was the reply of a little chap,
who took a dollar-and-cents view
of the matter.
A tinnier who had his load on.
"fetched up" against the side of a
house which had been newly paint
eu. &noving himseit clear by a
vigorous effort, he took a glimpse
at his shoulder, another at the
house, a third at his hand, and ex
claimed, "Well, that is a careless
tries in wnoever painted that house,
to leave it standing out all night for
people to run against !"
A Monroe mau who was admir
ing a. yunS lady's hair the other
Avpnincr cqhI f Jcj tl .lnn.
, ... -. ( picaoc
tri v mn nnc
replied the younsr ladv brisklv:
"why these curls cost me a dollar a
piece." r
A DhilOSODhieal KnfnMrfin tvhn
had but one shirt, and was lvine in
bed while the garment was drying
on the clothes line in the vard. was
startled by an exclamation from his
wife to the effect that the calf had
eaten it. "Well," said the Ken
tuckian, with a spirit worthy of a
better cause, "well, them who has
must lose." '
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C, THURSDAY;
WEE ELY ERA:
THURSDAY, APRIL 9, 1874.
' Bally. - -
The approaching campaign in
this State promises -to be as heated
as it is Important; and if the Repub
licans are sf active a they have
been in Tdrmer-electibiiYictbry ia
almost certainly theirs ahcTtbeState
will be redeemed from th&handsof
those who by trickery -and fraud
have had control . or itl foTiOne'
rmsf. fnnr vearii :i That tho Stateis
Republican i beyond' the shadqtirof
a doubt, is proved by- thelfiiDtr-
natorial arid Presidential uions;
and the Democratic majority da the
tained by their disgraceful gerry
mander of the Distric ts - and by
trickery and fraud. Shall this mi
nority band ofunscrupuious trick
sters continue to rule tiie State in
the Legislature? When their course
then is considered, the large amount
of money they have wasted in class
legislation, in doing nogood forthe
State at large, ive feel assured the
people will say, a thousand times
no: ?; . ,
It behooves the Republicans,
thereforei to make over effort to
triumph in the coming election. To
do this thing they must organize, or
rather, revive and keep up their
old organization, the force of which
their enemy has so often felt. Let
every District, County and Town
ship look to their interest. If your
District or County has gone Demo
cratic before, it makes no difference;
organize, the people were then de
ceived by the false promises of the
Democrats and believed they inten
ded to do something for them.
They cannot be deceived again and
a strong effort on your part will
overcome any ordinary majority
they may have. To all Repubh
cans, we say, organize and let your
organization be complete. The last
Legislature tried to deny to many
of you the right to vote by requir
ing you to produce a" known wit
ness who would swear to anything
almost, concerningyou, that a chal
lenger may ask him. Let the or
ganization be so complete that this
law shall rail in its arbitrary Inten
tion and every one enjoy the right
gusranueu la.nitn-oy ine vi
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A V m m. Vmfm tlV V V mmmUm mmm m, v
States. In Republican Districts and
Counties the party organization
mast be attended to and made com
plete, that there may be no falling
off when the day of election comes.
Let the preaches in our ranks be
closed up, personal differences bur
ied and everything made to work
together for the common good, and
we are safe.
When this is accomplished, the
candidates should be thougltt of,
and your selections should bo the
very best available men. ; Not
simply men who desire office but
the most" competent, reliable and
popular men the best men in every
respect. " Wire-putting" mast be
abolished as far as possible and the
people's voice listened to in the
nominating conventions. Take a
man's whole life into considera
tion, select men upon whom yon
can rely in any emergency men
true to the principles of the Repub
lican party, who will tell the people
about the heinous crimes of Democ
racy and not mince words in telling
them, men who know their duty
and knowing dare perform it, men
of intelligence, honesty and integ
rity. Simple service to the party
will not do, although it must carry,
its weight and add to other recom
mendations, but beware of traitors,
wolves in sheep's clothing men
who are not of the stamp we have
recommended, but are Republican
for office and nothing else. With
these two, a complete organization
and good, reliable candidates, the
banners of the Democracy can and
will be made to trail in the dust and
the broad, glorious standard of
Republicanism wave in triumph.
Another Moralist Heard From.
That little defalcation of the De
mocratic Treasurer and forgery of
the Democratic Chief Clerk in 'Vir
ginia has not raised the customary
hue and cry of the virtuous press
of that virtuous party. It .makes
quite a difference with them whose
ox is gored as in" the tale of the
Farmer and Lawyer in Webster's
spelling book. But our neighbor
of the Sentinel thus speaks out in
meeting: "In advance-they-enter
pleas of insanity. It is pitiable to.
see tho Colemans and 3ayos , thus
disgracing : themselves and tire
mother of States ; and statesmen.
They , should; grab like the carpet
baggers and ; take enough to'dignify
the larceny ; and I buy : up i justice
an&the courts."-1 :-tjJ5li; &
Shades of departed decency, de
fend us t TheK n Klux-Dejnoeratic,
J:li frWftv x , fr --H.
it;
AtRLL 9, 1874.
overdrawing, letter M editor dis
coursing about the dignityj Jarce
nyl And this is the, boasted vir-
tue, honesty, intelligence, decency
pnri Toanfohiiih, namnoMm,9
respectability of Democracy
v. .wuvVmu"'vj v uiuviuvj
If a man steals three thousand dol
lars or forges a name to a paper for
so pitiable a sum, he disgraces h im-
self, his .State and his party, pro
vided he is caught, but if he steals
a huge sum he is dignified, respect-
ZUJXC, UCWUb UUU lUieillSiein. At
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Aeast mis is me aocinne anu aa vice
of the central and leading Demo
cratic! organ of this State. Well !
the editor of the Sentinel did try
to overdraw1 'from the State Treas
ury thirty-tliree hundred dollars-
three hundred better than the Vir-
Lginia man didbut he was detect-
cu auu'Luaut; w remuu. no ua
not. however, condemned by his
party, no hue and cry was raised
no proceedings were instituted, and
if they had been, the 44 digni
fied" plea of insanity could have
been made available in his defence.
He is again State Printer, and we
know Treasurer Jenkins and Audi
tor Reilly will not allow his insani
ty to mislead them into allowing
him to make another overdraw, as
Democrats are trying to prove
Mayo's insanity caused Coleman's
forgery as well as his own defalca
tion. As the Conservative-Demo
cratic-white man's party never at
tack the principles of the Republi
can party, bufdepend on the cry of
fraud and corruption," which they
have, never shown was not fol
lowed
i t 1. 1 : :
uy xvepuuixcau puni&u-
ment, we hope they will rehash
their old composition and treat us
to a chapter or two on Democratic
fraud and corruption.
The Liberality of the Republi
can Party.
The Republican party has been
since 1861, and we hear it charged
that its leaders are actuated by a
feeling of enmity towards the
Southern people. Let us examine
the charge.
The Vice President of the South
ern Confederacy has been pardoned
for his rebellion against the na
tional government, and now sits as
ar member of the United States
Congress.
Gen. M. W. Ransom, late of the
CSnKeitCe Army, sits as-tUnited
States Senator from North Carolina,
and in the House of Representa
tives, we see Gen. R. B. Vance,
Col. J. M. Leach, Col. A. M. Wad
dell and Maj. W. M. Robbins, late
of the Confederate Army, and Hon.
Thomas S. Ashe, late Confederate
States Senator from this State.
These gentlemen were all slave-
owners, and the Republican party
is the party of freedom yet they
are not banned or excluded from
any of the rights of American citi
zenship on account of their being
slave-owners, but are admitted by
Republican votes to seats in the
National Congress.
They were all ardent Confede
rates, and valiantly led the hosts of
Jefferson Davis to battle against
the Union, and the Republican
party is the party of the Union-
yet, the Republicans of the North
have said we are no longer Confed-
erates and Unionists we are an
American citizens and we will not
exclude you from any rights be
cause you fought against the Union.
Gen. Longstreet is holding office
under a Republican administration,
Gen. McLaws has been nominated
to the Senate by President Grant
for a collectorship, and even the
guerrilla, Gen. Mosby, stands
high in the confidence of our Re
publican President.
With these facts before us, we
ask where is the bitterness or un-
kindness which the Republican
. . . ji ri
party has shown towards the South
ern people even the, leaders in the
war on the life of the Nation ?
"The party (Democratic), owing to
causes not now necessary to men
tion! is somewhat demoralized, dis
affected and indifferent."
Thus discourseth a correspondent
of the Daily News, who nominates
Gen. D. H. Hill for Superintendent
of Public Instruction. As far as it
goes this is a candid, honest con
fession, and we commend the cor
respondent for the exhibition of the
virtue so rare in his party; but
would like him to mention those
causes. The voters would like to
hear them intelligibly explained by
those who ought to know best the
whys and wherefores. If those gen
tlemen will not rise to explain, we
v49 from time to time, tell our
readers something of them, and we
willr in all we say, speak by the
tecord.1 The party is, as it should
be; not only -somewhat, but com
pletely, demoralized," disaffected
and Indifferent, and the causes that
have led to this condition are damn
ing enough, to make every, honest
man oi we parry diush jor sname.
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NO. 41.
Wbo Proscribes?
The wariagainsf the Union ended
ninft vfrs np-o. 'lne iteDUDiiean
party has! been! in charge of the
F i i. I .. ... ,
. I rrnvornmont liirinfr tnitr. Tim A nn.'l
has worked zealously to extinguish
all sectional hates and ill feelings
onfrnnrlprwl hv tl vi-nr Thf war
engendered by the ur. ihe var
was inaugurated and prosecuted in
the interest of slavery, and yet the
Republican party excludes no man
fWxi l,n mvarnmant
iium UWW V.iV,
becausti he Was a slave-owner, or
because he led the Southern armies
against the government
Lven members of the lvulvlux
Jvian conyictea, or conspiring
against- the government, and de
priving American citizens of their
lives and property, have been par
doned by bur Republican Presi
dent, although the outrages com
mittod were all on members of the
Republican party.
Go-
Ilolden : attempted to de-
of rrT
ihe Ku Klux organization
in North Carolina. His efforts were
only partially successful, and the
Democratic party, under Ku Klux
leadership, deposed him from office
and forever excluded him from
holding office in North Carolina.
It may bq said that this was done
in a moment of .passion, and under
the influence of great party excite
ment. -ill
Grant it, and yet the Democratic
Legislature of oSorth Carolina has
held two sessions since, and though
it extended amnesty to felons who
were Democrats! it continued the
I .if
proScriptive ban; on Gov. Ilolden.
The men who attempted the life
of the nation hayeall been pardoned
by the Republican Congress and
President arid admitted to all their
rights.
The men who burned and whipped
and murdered in the interest of the
Democratic! party, have been par-
foned by the Democratic IWa-
ture.
And the only; man in North Car
olina who is not a freeman is Gov.
Ilolden. He was banned by Dem
ocrats for attempting to destroy the
Ku Klux, and though they have
had the power for four years to re
lieve him,, they have refused to
do so. if
Our Wants.
W0 want more capital In. the
South, and every citizen of North
Carolina .should unite in welcom
ing immigrants. Let them come
from the North or from Europe or
from the islands of the sea. Let
them understand that we want
more capita"! and mpre brain and
more sKiiiea
' J
labor. We don't
want any more
day laborers. We've
g0t a sufficient! number of these.
No laborers in the world will work
as well for the wages given and
the fare j furnished as our colored
men and women.
But we need skilled labor. We
want to learn how to improve our
worn-out; lands. We want to learn
how to grow the grasses, and feed
our cattle land our horses better,
and raise more home-made manure.
We want to learn to rely on our
own selves for support. We want
to raise our own fertilizers, our own
corn, our own ; bacon, our own hay,
our own agricultural implements.
We wan t to manufacture our own
cotton in our own State, and by
giving employment 10 our people
add to the revenues of our State
and materially improve ourselves
and ourjneighbors.
We have the lands, but they need
skilful cultivation. We have the
water-powers, and the fuel to run
the steam engines. We raise the
cotton, but instead of manufactur
ing it here at home, and giving
empl6yhient to our own people, and
realizing certain profits to com pen
fjii '. -
sate 'fori the uncertainty of growing
it, we ship it off in a raw state to
the North and to Europe. We let
the people there grow rich on what
slips through our fingers, and then
curse thej yankees for being sharp
enough! to take advantage of our
stupidly, and sit down and mourn
over Ourj poverty.
In a Bad Fix.
The
Democracy of the Old Do-
minion
seem to be in a bad fix gen
erally, j Gov. Kemper wouldn't
help them deprive the people of
Petersburg of the right of self-government,
and the whole Ku Klux
kennel dashed at him, and gnashed
their teeth and bayed and howled
and lacerated, him till the whole
State was in an uproar. The bark
ing and snapping and howling has
been interrupted by the sentencing
of a hih Democratic official to the
Penitentiary, for forgery, and the
arrest of the Democratic Treasurer
of the State for embezzlement.
Where's the boasted honest y and
the, virtue of Democracy is the
above; specimen ?
YEEKLY ER!A:.'1. '
Ono square, one titnel a . ' $ 1 00
A two times, - - 1 60
J V three times,- 2 00
! Contract advertisernentV taken at
proportionately low. rates. -u
t
Job Work executed at short no-
tice and in a style unsurpassed by any ,
simifar establishment in the State. Spo-
cial attention paid to the printing of :,'
Blanks of every description.
Kemper's Veto.
We give itt full, says .the. Ashe-
-ii T"- i ...
vine jriuntxT, aii euitonai winch
a?Peare
Banner of tho 21st ultimo, which
I n i n ."il -r-r .
13 mo urouuetion oi mo iion. iaro
Durham, who is prominently
known to the people of rsorthCar-
omm iw iuo itauer ui me jemo-
cratlc winff of the North Carolina
Legislature in lSGS-'O. While the
article tve give : below , is moderate
in tone, it certainly deals a ponder
ous blow at that class of wild fanat
ics in the Democratic party, not
only in Virginia, but in North. Car
olina; also, who clamor' like a set
of ravenous wolves for tho spoil
of office, let it cost the people what
ever sacrifice it may. Without fur-, J
tlier comment we present the views
of Mr. Durham to confirm the fact
that within the ranks of the Dem- K
ocratic party there is a class of metv
viu Tfin uoi uesiiaiu 10 Bacriucetno '
best Interests of the whole peopio
in order to elevate themselves.
" LTpon the election and inaugu
ration of Gen. James L. Kemper i
as Governor of Virginia, hist fall, ;
the conservative and democratic
press throughout the country were J
filled with rejoicings, and all ad-
mitted, that his inaugural address !
indicated a high order of states- I
manship. In this inaugural, as
well as in his stump speeches be
fore the election, he took the bold
ground, that reason and right, and
notdemagoguism, ought to control
theacts of all public men; that Vir-
ginia was oounu to no political par
ty, but would cheerfully co-operate
with men of whatever political
party, in securing and maintain
ing her rights and equality as a
member of the Federal Union, nnd
the civil rights of her citizens un
der the constitution as it is, as ex
pounded by the Supreme Court of
the United States. These senti
ments of the young and gallant
Governor were hailed with ap
plause throughout Virginia and
the whole South by all' who ad
mired honesty, frankness and bold
ness. .
A few days ago, the Legislature
passed a new charter forthe govern
ment of the city of Petersburg, and
the Governor being invested with
the veto power, and believing the
-f .1 A. A. l- ;
lead to a new breach of bitter an
tagonism between parties and races,
declined to give the measure his
official sanction, and returned it to
the Senate, the House in which it
originated, with his objectionH.
His action in. tho matter created
great excitement In Petersburg,
and an indignation meeting was
at once held, in which he was so-;
verely denounced as "havingsoiai
out" tfca, and at which ho was
burned in effigy. From this the;
Dress, took ud the cudcrel.and Keiri-1
X peris now being held up by avJewl
of those so-called democratic anu.
conservative journals, as a traitor
to his friends and as a renegado
from the principles of a lifetime;
and a few of Dur North Carolina -cotemporaries,
having no more
to do with the matter than the .
man in the moon, but desirous to
show their extreme loyal tv toparty
now that candidate time is coming,
on, are joining lustily in this de
nunciation and abuse. Our pur
pose in alluding to this local diffi
culty of our Virginia neighbors is
to show the absurdity of allowing
a few brainless youths and bomb
proof shirkers, who happen to bo in
control of a few newspapers, "to
have the least influence upon pub
lic sentiment, even npon the most
ignorant. i
Let Kemper, who offered his life
for his country on a hundred fields;
stand firm, and the day is not far
distant when these same bomb
proofs, would-be leaders of public
opinion, will crawl. to his feet to do
him homage, as they did from
bomb-proof holes to do homage to
the blue coats upon the surrender
of our brave armies. !
But was Kemper right? There
is a large republican majority in
the voting population of Petersburg.
By the new charter, the wards of the
city were so gerrymandered and
the number of aldermen to be elect
ed by the several wards was so ar
ranged that the control of the city
would have been given to tho Dem
ocrats. Kemper holds that this Is
not only wrong in itself, but that
it establishes a precedent, by a
Democratic Legislature, which
would be soon followed by a Re
publican Legislature in several of
the Southern States, and that most
of the Southern cities would by
this means be turned over to the .
control of the colored people. I
Upon the return of the bill with
the well considered and unanswer
able objections of the Governor tho
Senate, which had passed it by a
large majority, sustained the veto
by a vote of 2G yeas to 11 nays, thus
showing the great appreciation by
that body of the firmness, fairness,
good sense and statesmanlike mo-
tives, which actuated him in the
matter. By his firmness, to do
riglit, regardless of popular clamor,
or the dictation of friends or foes,
Governor Kemper has raised him
self immeasurably in the estimation
of all who admire honesty, Inde
pendence and manhood.. Let the
contemptible paper pellets from
bomb-proof holes continue to pour
their fire upon him; they are as
harmless as if their fire Were di
rected at the King of day."
"If you don't see what you want,
ask for it," is posted up in a con
spicuous place in a Logansport gro
cery. A native stepped into the
establishment last week. Ho saw
the card and remarked : "I want
a ten dollar bill, and don't see it."
"Neither do I," was the laconic re-
piy. J :,.r '
Thtt health of Mrs: Worth, widow
of the late Gov, Worth, ,has much
Improved.
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