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"Standard" touildinc. East iWe of
ltvz-isiaii. augukt n.isn.
KEEP IT BEFORE THE PEOPLE.
CONVENTION" ELECTION THE FIRST
THURSDAY IX AUGUST;
Re sure to vote "No Coxvkxtiox," and
itl IA vote for the -nnlilat that appose
this Revolutionary, injudicious ami expen
sive attempt to hrinx trouble upon our peo
ple, and t aacrilW their Homestead for
the sole purjaMeof ontrnllingand adniini
Vrr'mx the rw ofti(vs ihw held by UepuUi
vua in this State.
SEND US RETURNS.
Our friends in the different counties
Y. ill please forward us returns of the
vote, lis .wion as it is ascertained.
Those convenient to telegraph offices
will tchgniph us at our expen.se.
The Coaservatives nay tho people are
t he depositories of all jKiwcr ; that they
ran manage their affairs Iietter. tlian
their agent or- representatives; in the
Legislature. Why. then, do the Con-
servatives advocate electing j Judges
aim Justices oi me I'cacc oy me ixcis-
lature, instead of by the people'as pro
vided in our Republican Constitution.
MOVEMKNTS OP THE PEOPLE OP ROBE
The following explains itself, and is
the result of the visit of Gov. Caldwell
to lloleson county last week. '
IIkaikiitabters fXthX. C. Militia,)
Lt'MBERTON, July 2Sth, 1871.
S'trcial Order JVb. 1.
'Ry order of a requisition or R. McMillan,
Sheriff of Robeson eounty, (at tlie InHtance
oMiov. I'sUtlwell.) I hereby order mi me
nii'ii in the 5sth Regiment, ltobeaon county,
Ix-twei'ii the ayroH of 11 ami 40 years, to be
and annear in Luiiiberton.on Saturday, tlie
.lh day of August, 1S71, armetl ami rquip-
accord i ii to law, with three days
rati.Ti, taid tho Sheriff of Roliemm county
i:i eiiron-iiiir nrecentM in his hands
Henry Rerry liowry, Stephen Lowrry, Tom
Iivrv. Andrew .Strong'. JJosa htron ami
titttnsa Ainlewhlte. outlaws and fugitive
from Justice. . .. . '
IS v command' of .
R. A. 'HOWELL,
Col. Tvsth X. C. Militia.
A. S. KowiaND, Aljt.
CLAD TIDINGS FROM ALL QUARTERS.
We are in receipt of many letters
from almost every section of the State,
all cneourarinr and hopeful. Our
-orresioiulent.s siiy, from Forsyth :
"I think we will carry this county by
handsome majority against Convention. I
have recelvetl your pacr with picture ; it
js Ioin goou Kerviee. ; ,
From Forsvthe. aaiu. we hear that
"we will certainly carry Yadkin; Davie,
Surrv and Stokes against Convention."
rrwm Jitiiuwv-H, 'V " .
favorable nevH. Col. Dockery's seecli
. i.-.i n..,. ' .
From Ciildwell, we give an account
dsv.vhere of Onl. Dockery's speech at
I-noir. Thert was a large crowd out,
:iihI from s'Vfral sources, on which we
relv,' we learn that our prospects
From ti:ncomlc. and the counties
west of that, we learn from a Conser
vative corresiondcnt, that our cause is
still advancing, and sutvess will crown
From the extreme Fast, we hear
fnnii a -very I intelligent and reliable
ge ntleman, that "Ik'rtie, Gates, CTiow
an and lVniuimans are all right against
Convention." and 4,that we will cer-
taiiilv tleft-at Kure in (Jates, and proba-
bly carry tlwt county and Tyrrell, ana
reduce the majority in Curri-
tuck.' 1 n Washington the thirtg is all
right, and will give a Bepublican ma
jority of four or five hundred. The
same, corresixjndent says : "The. Demo
crats are snendina monnu like water in
the 7JV., and jttying the jxtrty laxh."
ORANGE COUNTY AN AFFRAYKILL THE
' D D RADICAL!
We spoke at Ililbboro on Saturday
last, to a large crowd of white and col
ored voters. T. M.. Ariro, Esq., tlie
anti-Convention candidate, at the close
of a short speech. Introduced u to the
assemblage. We had the patient and
rcsiectful attention of the crowd,except
an omisionaljinterruption from a very
n-l faced and rather dirty looking per
son, who we understood afterwards
was it Mr. Ilur or Buss .Turner; We
wre replied to by Major John W. Gra
ham. About the close of our discussion,
Mr. Ihijr or lluss Turner 'varied the
usual entertainment on such occasions;
by firing his pistol three times at a Mr.
Strayhom, a Bepublican conventionist
and law partner of the Hon. ; J osmh
Turner of the Sentinel. The occasion
' of which firing was that, a moment be
fore, Mr. Bug or Bugs, who is sonie.ro-
lation of Mr. titmyhorn partner, had
leon knocked down by Mr. Strayhoru,
for applying to Mr. S., that pleasant
. Conservative argument that he, Mr. S.
was a d d scoundrel. Mr. liug or
Bug's Turner's fusilade on his iBepulh-
lican Convention friend, was welcomed
vociferously by the crowd, with shouts
of kill the d d Badical I j kill the
d d Radical!! which" suggested to
usl that Rcpnblican might vote for a
Convention and tdM not be safe among
his Convention, friends. Tho (prospect
in OmnM is most eiicouraslug. We
shall, from all accounts, gain largelj n
that county. -j , : J '
We 'attacli no politicttl significance to
the fight at IIillsborois it was bet ween
Convention men, and we will not issue
an extra " about it, yelling !4 Bijoov
and Carnage. " 44 WiirrE
The Front." '
Every vote for Convention
to sell tho HcawtWQ ; ' t ,
the goldsbororiOt. i r
"VVemet with an extra issued from
the Sentinel office, on Saturday last,
About 1 1 o'clock at night, of that day,
at Ilillsboro, where we liad spoken,
according: to appointment, some hours
before. Hillsboro' is an hundred or
more miles west of 'Goldsboro. That
we were speaking at the former place,
on Saturday last, must have been
known to the editor of the Sentinel.
Mr, Badger was speaking at Smithfield,
twenty-five miles west of Goldsboro,
and we hfive'reason Id lielieveT that the
editor of the Sentinel knew it. Yet, in
the mendacious and mischievous ac-
count which the
patch Hent to it,
Senlinel gives of the
it mutilates the dis
and, states positively
the deliberate falsehood, that
Krwln and It. C. Badger
speakers at Goldsboro, when one of us
was an hundred and the other twenty
five miles west of the scene of the riot.
The balance of the extra Is equally
unfounded and false. The riot did not
originate In or hare anyViing whatever
to do with politic. X cake and lemon
ade seller came on the train from New-
lwrn in Onlrishnm'. a colored man. andJ
- - '
undertook to sell his refreshments In
the latter town. lie was- arrested, by
colored policemen, for a violation of a
town ordinance, in selling without pay-
ing the tax or, procuring a license, as
required bv law. . On I us way to the
lock up, he got away from, the police
and rushed in among a crowd of colored
people, 'vho jnany of them drunk
were following ' him, demanding his
release. A colored policeman fired in
to this crowd, and the cake vender was
again taken into custody and confined
in a Hotel. The negroes, infuriated by
being fired upon, gathered around and
in front of the Hotel. One of them
who was at :the door, iwith his back to
it, persuading and urging the others to
desist from their effort, to rescue tlie
prisoner, was shot, from tho inside of
the house and wounded ' in the arm.
Another who was standing looking on
and not participating in the, riot, 'vas
shot through a window and killed.
The' negroes fled rapidly then, and
were pursued and ' fired upon by the
police, and some others probably were
wounded. There was. an .immense
crowd in tho town, white and black, aS
many, some of our ' informants say,-as
eight thousand. The liquor shops were
opcn,.aud of course . there were a. num
ber of drunken, men. Mr. Thomas,;
who was speaking, but out of hearing
of the firing, and other Itepublicaiis,
made urgent and successful appeals to
he colored people to remain quiet and
take no part in tlie row.- ;, ;
'Whether Mr. Stanly; .the President
of the road, replied in tlie language at
tributed to him in the extra 'Sentinel, to
the demand of the 'Mayor , that he
should leave the town, and, to .his
-f lit nf hnldinir.iiim resnonsiblft. ave
- '1. ik-
"uv f "f
form t)f expression, seems' to us appro-
priaieuud suiUiblc,, under all the eir
cunistances, in jeply to tho threats of a
vaporing, meddlesome village Mayor,
airainst those who had. nothing to do
with an accidental breach of the iK'aco,
aggravated,no doubt.by the criminally
reckless "conduct of his" negro police-
Every vote against Convention is a
vote for Peace. i '
Hie last issue of the Tarboro South
ernee contains an article, the substance
of winch, says
the "Neiebern Times'.
if carried out,
would ' work much
harm in , al
portions of the State.
It appears that
a. couple of colored men in that town
named Scott, and Simmons,' who keep
barber shops, have recently taken an
active and prominent part' in . politics ;
have spoken at some of the meetings
and made considerable effort to post and
instruct their friends on the importance
of proper action at the approaching elec
tion. . For this action, the Southerner
calls5 on tlie patrons oi tnese men to
leave them. It says "that it is true these
men have the right to. make political
sneechess i ;.' . .
But the whitea ' also have a right
which it is to be hopetl they will exer
else nrom ptly and wi thou t fai 1 .
- Ana tnat is to acx once ana jorever
withdraw their patronage from these men
Scotland Simojison. Every white man
in town should resolve never again to
sive them one cent and make arrange
ments to secure otner sooa wnite or
colored barbers who will understand
their places and refrain from abusively
attacking the source'from whence they
draw their daily bread. It is foolish to
furnish men weapons wltn wmcn to
cut our own throats. Let some action
be taken at once. In the meantime
leave these political. Barbers alone in
theirglory." . ,'
j ne uadc& are tne xouuicrner's.
This is a wicked and pernicious doc
trine which, if advocated, is sure to re
sult in great harm.
The Southerner forgets, perhaps, that
there are several large towns and cities
in North Carolina.' , many of the mer
chants of which, are mauily patronized
by colored people, or to such an extent
at least, that if the ' colored , trade ; wa3
withdrawn, they would, continue busi
ness but A little while." The majority
of these merchants are Democrats, and
should that policy bo carried out ' by
the colored people as a retaliation;, the
Conservative party ; would be the suf
ferers,.., ; ; . ,,. , , ... . n4'
A journal claiming to possess influ
ence, cannot be, too jcarerui in us pro
mulgation or idea, as u may sow a
whirlwind hot easy to stop: for the loss
Gf patrouag to two colored barbers In
Tarboro tlie' colored iicople in.igjit re-
A . If 1 I A.
taliato on one, thousand Conservative
merchants, besides creating bad feeling
all around. Ilenco it.ii that such" doc-'
trine, is i kicked, and should be frowried
down by every good man In the, State,
irrespective of parties, .y. . . .
If you wish to prevent nnother Bev-
olution. go to the polls and vote. No
THE ROBESON OUTLAWS-WHO ;.THBY J
ARE THE TRUTH ABOUT THEM FROM
AN UNPREJUDICED SOURCE.
We haye been permitted to use the
follwtlngVxtiuctsfrom a letter, from an
intelligent, worthy, christian gentleman
dated V Shoo; Heel, Kobeson county,
July 27th, -1S7I". Itjrrects the false
impressions' heretofore made .on the
public mind, by the ultra partisan press
of the State, by a simple recital of facts.
Bead it, those who wish to know the,
truth : U ' l'
There ? is in thiH" count v a district of
country about ten or twelve miles square,
inhabited i almost entirely by mulattos, as
we call them here but redly Tusearora
Indians, j. This district, calletF " Scuffle
town,'? a name indicative of the worthless
character of the people extends on the east
to within about eight miles of Lumberton,
on tho -west to within five or six miles of the
Richmond county line, and north and south
some five or six mileMj on both sides of
Lumber river. It contains probably some
two hundred or more mulatto or Indian
families, amounting in all men, women
and children to at least one thousand souls.
There, are only a few, perhaps four or five
white families residing in this district. The
country is very lowand flat, a large portion
of it being covered with vast and almost
impenetrable awamps and bays. Indeed
the whole country maybe said to be a dense
thicket.' .there beine numerous but small
natchea of cleared land around the mulatto
cabins.! In these thickets and swamps, the
... Xw . .
T . 1A i Avwl 41i AmnAl tTAa an1 Aliula Tull-
UUUanS wiU-U lllciiwTCinn etui i' v- .
suit. : 5
The ancestors of these, people the Low
rvs. Oxendines. Locklears. Curnbos, Chavis.
Dials.' &c. came from Halifax county be
fore the old Revolutionary war, and I am
f informed bv the oldest citizens here, who
have lived by them all their lives, that they.
were alwavs known to be Indians, that
some bf them are now pure Indian, some
are mixed with European and some with
Neffro. Their features, their copper color.
their straight, coarse, black Iiair, their char
acter.' for vindictiveness. blood-thirstiness
cunning, craftiness, their general improyi-
denco. everv thinz about them is Indian.
The Outlaws are of those poople, and while
there are only half a dozen or them, wno go
IOrUI UOlUiy 111 UCliancw ui law, mcro m tea'
son to believe that many among them sym
pathise with them And aid and abet them in
every way possible, sol that although our
authorities and citizens! have done and stil
are doinsr everv thhiz in their power to ar
rest them, in such a country and in the
midst of such a people, it is next to impos-1
si hie, !The truth is that here in Kobeson
comitr. North Carolina! in the midst of as
peaceable, quiet and excellent christian
people as tho sun shines on, no body is safe,
business is suspended, and the men who
go at the call of the Sheriff and do thier duty
in maintaining law and order, are bush
whacked when on dntr. and followed to
their homes and shot down in ambuscade.
This gang have committed almost innunv
orable" robberies, and have murucreu , in
cold blood fifteen of our citizens, , in some
instances their fatal shots have been in
discriminate. It is proper to add,' that they
have ijcen In arms against the peace ana
safel v of the communitv now for seven or
eight years, and there is nothing politica
in their organization. Their sole object is
plunder, and revenue on those who - exert
themselves" to arrest and bring them to jus
Don't believe anything the Conser
vative press or speakers may ten you
frbmithis time to the election. They
are nrenarincr to eret out irreat sensar
tion storits too late in the canvass to
be contradicted.' bo as to erull and der
ceive the people. - Beware of them J
CAROLINA A FORMIDABLE
North Carolina officials, says the
Washington Chronicle, here assert that
it litis come to their knowledge tluit
a con'ibination has lxnn formed in New
York for the purpose of buying up the
evidences of debt which are now ex
empt from collection owing to the con
struction placed innm the Stte consti
tution by the present judiciary of that
State; who holt I that that instrument
A - . 1 A J Jl t
exempts real esiaie oi me vaiueoi
$l,fKH), and personal property at $500 in
all cases from seizure for tieptsincurret
both before and since the adoption o
the constitution. The candiates forthe
judiciary under the proposed change 6
th eonstitntinn nrf trsininflr lawvers d
t lie Democratic party, and should they
succeed in so amending it that the Sen
ate will Je delegated with the power to
make these judicial appointments, in
stead of being elected by tne people, as
at present provided for, they will take
their seats and.allow the whole - State
to lie sold out for debts incurred previous
to the adoption of the present State
constitution. To carry this out no
amendment will bo required, as a de
claration by them that they construe the'
law to apply to debts incurred since tne
adoption of the constitution will be the
t a a . ; li . I -
only step necessary io piaco in uie nanus
of the rins millions of dollars. It is
stated: here by distinguished Govern
ment officials that propositions have
been niade to purchase the bills held
against property in that State.
Look out for false reports just before
the election. -
H - .
forms us thatlMr. B. J. Bright, propri
etor of Indiartapolis: feii?, the state
organ of the Indiana Democrats, - who
was elected public printer at the last
session of the Iesislature of that State,
was arrested yesterday I on a charge of
ijury. lie is accused of iiaving ob-
nied from the State Treasury, i by ac
counts to which he had sworn, much
larcrer payments tlian he vas lawfully
entitled to. This charge .against' Mr.
Bright was originally preferred ;not hy
Eersons opposed to him in politics, but
y General Beuben Kise, the editor Jof
the Democratic vincennes ai, and
until recently : the Secretary of the
Democratic State Central Committee.
General Kise resigned that position
because, as he asserted in his paper, he
had discovered large frauds in the ac-
counte of the" State printer, which lie
predicted would lead to the defeat! of
the Democrats at the next State elec
tion; The Sentinel is the special organ
of ex-Senator Hendricks; and it is sus
pected that the hostility of the Pendle
ton men in Indiana to him had sorhe-
thing to do with the proceedings insti
tuted against Bright. Mr. B.
is a" nephew of - ex-Senator
Bright. . i ' ;f i
- - " T -
f ir CORRECTION ATTENTION If!
An 'error crept into our columns in
several issues, to the effect 'that a res
idence of ninety days is required in" the
Township where the-voter ildcs, be-'
fore he can register, or vote, i I Thi U
a mMale. Only TEN DAYS residence
in ! the Township U required, Tlie
ninety days applies to' municipal elec
tions Our friends .will take noiicc.
Turn out wid vote Ko CoaventiQn.
''!'. i ;:-. - - ; - i n : . - i . . ' Forth
Editor Era : In the Western Senti
nel, a Conservative paper published in
this county, there appeared on the 18th
of May, an editorial headed, ; 44 More
Ku EJL.UXINQ.-A Negro Shot V Judge
Cloudnola bUskeered.11 In the edi
tonal referred to. it Is , stated, that on
the Cth of May, five or six negroes wen
to the house of old Jake Grabs, a ne
gro blacksmith.and demanded entrance.
Jake refused admittance. The parties
broke down the door,
. Jake being pre-
oared, discharged his
oia- musKet' ana
brought one or them down. The woun
ded man fell outside the door, and his
comrades withdrew. Jake fearing a
-renewal of the attack fixed up his door,
and remained ready to lire again. The
Wounded man laid there for some time
crying for help, and finally some of tlie
Sarty , returned and carried him off.
ake says that their faces were' dis-
icruised so that he could not see them
but 4know dat feller dat hollowed
so teas a nigger, and dot dey wanted to
ael his money.1 No effort nas been
made to ferret out the parties and place
them in arrest. ' As there is no amuni-
tion in this I outrage for Bepublican
guns, we suppose no effort will be made
until the guilty parties are out of the
way. " I
At Forsyth Superior Court, held the
jast weeK in iiay, ooiiciior joyuu cau.
ed old Jake to appear before tne urand
Jury. He swore that ho saw some
disguised parties, but could not tel
who they were-'-could not tell by their
voices whether they Were white or
: Subsequently, during Court it leaked
but, that a Dr. Westmoreland,had been
sent for suddenly about tne utn or May,
to attend a sick man in tne neighbor
hood of old Jakes. It was thought it
might possibly be the man shot by old
-. i -iir i i : 4.
ua&.e. xr.r v . in uueuieiiue to n ouuv
mons appeared before the Grand Jury
and testified that on the same night old
Jake's house was attacked, he was call
ed to visit a mail that was sick. He
called and found a man that was eho
and badly wounded. He refused to
give the name of the man or the per
sons who were with him when- be saw
him. on the ground that communica
tions made to Doctors were privileged.
Judge Cloud had the Dr. brought be
fore him in open Court, and told him
that if he refused to give the name of
the wounded man and other , parties,
and divulge all that he knew a about
the matter, he would send him' to jail
and keep him there until he consented
to make a full discloseure. The Dr.
was again sent before the Grand Jury,
and again refused to testify, Tlie Judge
then ordered him into the custody
of the Sheriff, there to remain until the
order of the Court was complied : with.
Before the Sheriff locked him up, the
Dr. sent for his counsel Gen. Scales.
After consultation .with Gen. S. Wes
tenoreland came into Court - and said
that he would give the evidence, if the
Judge wTould release nim iroiu. the nn
prisonment. The evidence was given
and the Dr. released. '
Mr. Editor, the Dr. gave the names
of five respectable (? ) white men of
Stokes county, who did the Kuklux
ing, or attempted it, at old Jake's
house, on the night of the 6th of May.
A warrant was! issued, and two of tne
five men were arrested, and an exam
ination had. in open Court, before
Judge Cloud. Old Jake and Westmor
land were examined. Jake testified as
to the breaking, of his door, $rc. Dr.
Westmoreland ('testified that on. the
same night, he went to see a sick man.
Went to an old shanty near Jake's
house, and there met five white men-
one shot and badly wounded.. . That
their disguises were in the room,
wrapped up. I and were bloody. That
the men .confessed they had attempted
to break into old Jake's house that
night, and metwith :a warm reception.
That they just went there for a little fun;
didn't mean to do any harm, etc., cte.
Geo. M.- Mathes. the editor, of .the
Western Sentinel, the author of the arti
cle above alluded to, sat in court and
heard every word of the testimony,
Instead of the niggers that old Jake
"knew had come to steal his money,
the guilty men were white Ku Klux,
members of Mr. Mathes' party. From
that day to this he has not had the
honesty to come out in his paper and
tell the truth. Why does he not tell
his readers, that Judge Cloud, who waS
not a bit "skeered," and Solicitor Joyce
did ferret out the. perpetrators of the
outrage upon old Jake, and that instead
of being niggers, they were white dem
ocratic Ku Klux, who didn't mean any
harm but just wanted to have a little
Gen. Scales, Col. Heaton, Col Gilmer
and other Conservative members of
the bar were present at Court.and know
all about the facts as above detailed.
They keep it quiet. It-won't do to
noise it about. They endorse the ad
dress of Gov. Bragg and others, which
declares hey are satisfied these out
rages "are - confined to a few localities,
and are not perpetrated by, bands that
m !.." -1
nave amuauou wiui eiuier oi un. po
litical parties of the State."
We have the most cheering news
from all parts of the' county in regard
to the Convention. Forsyth will go
against it by fully 500 majority. Dr.
Wheeler has not only done good ser
vice on the stump, . but by his sturdy
blows and - unanswerable arguments
has driven his antagonist Pegram
from the field. Pegram being some
what religiously inclined, it is said,
that on the fourth day out, he remark
ed to a friend that his conscience
troubled him, and the more he heard
the Contention question argued, the
more he was convinced, he could not
tell the truth' and keep the stump.
That accordingly he retired to the
quiet shades of his peaceful home. He
thinks he will not be responsible here
after for anything that Blum or Wat
son may say. 1 Enclosed I send you
list of names for your weekly, 89, with
the money.' Our people pronounce the
Era the ablest and most interesting
Saper that has ever been published in
forth Carolina. - , , ; . -
-. '. : '. Moravian. .
Turn out and vote
tion. ! , ;
Tax payers bear it in!mindj that last
year 1870 your State tax was 36 cents
on the one hundred dollars wortii or
property. ; That was - tinder' Republic
can rule; this year, isii; your ocaie
tax is 52 cente on the hundred dollars
of property, and this is under Demo
cratic ku klux Consers-ative rule.; Do
you like this way of reducing your
taxesT ' 4 Last summer your represen
tatives promised you lower taxes. You
lave then J6 cents more in tne tionar
than last year; Remember thu pays
no old debt no interest on bonds no
school expenses this is to pay the $5-,
per uiem anu ums r inu - ui mwucu.
Such way of lessening taxes is delici
ously refreshing in these hot days. -Do
fc . 1 , " A. A
you leei gooa, ieuow iax jsiyera r
NEW HANOVER COUNTY THOROUGHLY
AROUSED II 1.1-CREAT OUTPOURING OF
THP PEOPLE! ! I THE DEMOCRATIC DlS-COM1T1TOREIII-POSITION
OF HON.. CEO.
, L. MABSON IGRAND REPUBLICAN? DE-
f -MONSTRATION. ; :S&h.' J'l
Editoiira: Early yesterday morn
ing, the wallsi and posta;inihis cityi
were placarded with posters, announc
ing that a grand Democratic folly,
would come off at night in front of the
city Hall, and inviting all the colored
inen in the city, to be present and listen
to the prdtests of Coli Robert H. Cowan
and Col. A. M. Waddell, candidates for
Convention. rfdosc dponhe appear
ance of these j notices, the Repubhcan
county Executive committee (in view
of the invitation extended to the color
ed men) addressed a note to the Demo
cnitidlxecutive committee, requesting
permission for the Hon. Geo; Ij. Mab
son to reply j to the argument of the
Conservative; candidates; : thlsypermis
sioh wras indignantly vrefused by Col.
Cowan, upon the plea, that the meeting
to be held, would be only a ratifica
tion meeting, and not one' for i discuss-J
ion, and that it was only a trick to
make capital for the-Republican party.
At 8 o'clock immense bonfires were ligh
ted and the streets were crowded With
the masses moving towards the city
Hall, foreshadowing that no ordinary
mass meeting was aoout to taKe piace
Bv nine o'clock an immense thron
hfid poncentratetl. and Col. Cowan be
ing introduced, led f off in a speech o
about an hour's durationi amounting
to "wind and fury, signifying. noth
ing," all about the f 'fundamental prini
ciples" and the "right of revolution
h declared that lienerai .urani auu
Congress would not interfere should
the Convention establish a new State!
government! " A more lamentable fain
ure than Cowan's effort to prop up an
other fVlost s Caase,") has rarely eve?
been ivitnessed. A) learned and, prom
inent gentleman, standing by my side,
remarked: That is the identical speech
Cowan made in 1 1861. Next A. M
Waddell was brought out, and in that
tone of voice peculiar forjts piping
shrillness like the wind , whistling
through the rigging of a ship.he launcht-
eaoui into a long ngmaruie auu u
rade of abuse, against Hon. "Sam'l. H
Phillips, and speciid pleading to i the
p-rpat assemblasre of colored, men pres
ent appealing to them, and invoking
them to believe,' that ar Convention
would confer upon them the ' greatest
of all blessings, in securing; to them
oil Vtri i? rrVi -f ? nffov in.1lllfnrr ill
spasmodic display jof .highfalutin.' ora
tory, j-ucuiammy ioiiowmg, soon wore
himself out; and retired. ' Immediately
deafening calls for
abson, soon brought
that gentleman to
the stands amidst
the most overwhelming and unparal
leled applause: V Mr. .MabSon then ln-
Ibrmed the assemblage of the refusa
of the Conservative candidates, to ; per
mit him to reply to their arguments
whereupon Mr. AViaddell jumped up
and said that was tfie first he had heard
of it,' as the ' Gonse'rvative Committee
had not informed mim "well then'
said Mabson, Col. Cowan can plead no
such exemption, if he can let him now
do himself justice but Cowan .was
dumb. In continuation, , Mr. Mabson
stated that he would not reply then to
their arguments to-night,' but l now
here challenge the best men the Con
servative party can boast of; and date
them to discuss this question before
the people on Thursday i night nox:t.
The cheers throughout Mr. .Mabsoni's
remarks, as well as during; Messrs.
Heaton and Price's speeches, were
that character,as to be denounce; by the
Conservative press as 'approachna
frenzy. The great j demonstration last
h ight of nearly two thousand : people.-
,i " ii n , t3 IT?
tnree-iourins oi wnom were xit'puuii-
cans, has never been exceeded m WU
mington. . We shall give in this city
and county, overvihohing. majorities
against Convention. . Ma.ior J. XiS.
Schenck, Jr., has been' rendering greiit
service wiui uiireiaxnig energT, uijr-
ing the cami)aignl and has endeared
himself to the people by his patriotic
course, ml conjunction with . Messrs.
Mabson and Heaton,
hey have can
vassed the entire cbunt
at their own
not be forgdt-
expense and theyj wil
fen. Tllf '"Ktiiv.- 1
for at least2,000 Repu
Every vter whj is in favor of elect
ing Judges and justices of the Peace py
the popular vote,. will go to the pojlls
and vote No Convention;
J For the Carolina Era,
FQRSYTHE COUNTY. "
We hasten to
send you a w6rd f of
cheer froni our s
action, ,thinking that
it may 'have the
good effect of stimu
lating and!arousing the lethargy Which
might perhaps exist in other sections
of the State. : . 77 ... ' - : ... "
Permit me therefore to assure you,
4Vn 4- T V sTrn nrli ro r ca rf Ihn rtir4vf
satisfies usL that the , spirit of the. good
and true men who braved -and battled
the secession Democracy in 61, is yet
nrm and unsnaKen.
The same determination still prevails
to assert with fearless and independent
spirit, the great principles in defence of
,, . 'J : lf 1 ' '"';
wmcn me' J-vepu oiican puny sprang
into existejice.' They have now to pat-
tie with an open and avowed opposi
tion, and at the same time; to . resist
the secret nachinations of the enemy,
which, happpily Ifor the1 peace And
good name of our icounty, have never
broken forth in deeds of blood and vio-
ence, to the extent . to 1 1 shock the
world, by their horrid perpetration,
s in other sections of our State. ' The
standard-bearer of the Republicans! in
our county, Col. W. II. Wheeler has
done nobl service in the cause... J
During the : cam paign, : he has,- i we
think fully succeeded .in unmasking
he designs of the opposition, in . their
call for a Convention. He proved con
clusively in his speeches to the people:
ii a 4.1. t. r 1, l . .1 l jr i. '
umt tne must ltxisiuif, anu. . uy iax lii.
most economical mode of securing, any
change injour organicjaw, if any such
change be actually necessary, at the
present time, could? be Successfully! ac
complished by Legislative enactment
submitting the same to, the votes of
the, people at the next ensuing? elec-
ion, for members to the General ! As
sembly. Tlie feelings of -the1 crcAvdi
addressee! were, certainly on the side
ortlic, Republican . nominee. r The,' ex
pense of the Convention was disciEsed
iilly, and ' forcibly dwelt upon; rthe
fact, that the desired changesr could be
effected : by Legislative I enactment so
clearly set 4. forth ; that all. sayej -the
merest party. hacjes were fully., satisfied
that Co, W heeler's position aloilefwas
tenable'.'' We profess to have f gome
Iniowledgci of tlie political condition in
thiscouutvv" " - - ;;.'.- iU- :f4 fft-
;. : Weare fully satisfied that Our feood
county of Forsyth, will roll up a heavy
anti-Convention I majority . and ? elect
Col. W. IL Wheeler. r .
t Tnlxr Oil ilBTI I i r . ." ilk
: .-. i-
itv?NTION GRAND 1 RALLY
I '. RARBEGUE AT
U-.tli- i WELL
.' nvwiflv'was a glorious
one for tnecause rr"nft R
Spurt. Hodse, to-day, t Sifto
r- 1 'TlAwhAAlin
jslks,. The becasion
noid, anu jxr. u. x-w.. .
' i: 1t crorvl TPUS1C from J-IIO
l....JIx-Tn'il1'" : 1.
The following reiuu
HAJ UOl Jf X f I! i ,
passed : py iuo nnnorui Asserirably as ro-
1S ltCVOlUUOIluijr, "-.tITTt-M;a With
'tato the State into uuiuo, 'PO
the National . Governmentto: produce
(TJLIlVS'-' W " -
Kyand thus lead to; a mndiion. gen
erai siriiw u j-c,- t ,
?JrttF inausruration of a so
VAr'tr,-tiiv the Iffislature,
impQrta.t ,v abwised-the
nnia f such purpose, -at. it.he election
iireceetlinsr. so as to , gather,
g-cSrihttiSate-pf th? .popular
will isinprecedented in tlie pohticalhis
"hS Tstiite. except when rebellion
and revolution were designed, a ndtt cu
ha whiilced as an unwarranted anu ci
roroua assumption, of autliority, . and an
ISSSpt to hurl-y the people injd
pose of whiclj they have not fully .consid
.i a n rpsmi to distrust. . .
.7,.. That the avowed purpose of re5
moving the present Judges of the State and
oiputungin iubh t?' ' ;
omnions are' m ' expressed .opposi-
ivr tho i.nnlf. makes the calling: oi
a Convention a virtual destruction; of the
benefits now conferred by th4t wise, and
V -I m o n A ra tnpft in ; our . Constitution, j and
will result in depriving the boor of their
t rj. hanpfit nf heartless creaitOf;
UUUi-a, iui. y... r - ,
who have refused to release or-compromise
thA sud results of the war ren-
d6red it Impossible to pay withdut reducing
whole families to abject poverty and Want.
.Jlcsolved, That the present unsettled stte
of public affairs, and. in view (of the fre
nrtnntion -' durinsri the past several
nreciDitetod and unex
, . T VA V . -- " J X iA- i- T i r
hfrl faith to the masses oi
fho nnni i is im'orudent' and unsafe; to
Jiazard our rights and the peace and. welfare
nf our families bv niacin": them in the
nowdr of a body of men: whose 'character,
views and purposes Icanuot bo Jcnown ha
Resolved, That if any anlondmeiits to the
'Oonstitutioii-Tae desirable they! .should be
submitted to the people : separately by 4he
Legislative mode -so wisely' and consider
ately provided in the old as well! as the' pre-
sent-Uonsutmion oi tne otate. tr
Resolved, That (we see .witli
the Revolutionary party are ' st
to use-force, intimidation and
" . . 1 t 4 A L I
carry out their.designs instead of allQwing
a irec suppressiuii ui upimuii aviuio. uanui-
Resolved. Tliat we approve .the .course, of
Gov. Tod It. Caldwell in refusing 'to. issue
the nroclam ation orderi ns 1 a' J Convention
election, and that we will sustain , him in
apy further efforts that he may make to
movent the Constitution from being over
thrown in 'an unconstitutional niaiinen
-Yancoy ville, July SJ2, 1871,
Everyman opposed to, Convention
should turn out ana vote.
ainfj -.. yor the Carolina Kra. '
'.'EDitoitiBKA-i--Dear Sir: The cause
of "2)0 Convention" is rapidly pron
swelling every day V; Democrats (or
Conservatives) are- shouting at - every
cornerr "What must we do to be saved! "
and when told if they.would savetliem
selves, their familie anjUtheir Home-,
steads, and retain the right to hold office,
and to vote in every election, regardless
of property or previous 'condition.'they
must join ; in with the party that is
working for the good of tie, whole )eo
ple, and vote "No Convent ion." They
seem to rejoice ' that !they have found
out the wicked and hypocritical de
signs of the evil ones, ( Conservatives. )
Ve advertise for all lovers! of peace,
law and order to meet iis at the several
precincts, and ybu will be surprised to
see the ' large number '-of "the Demo
cratic-Conservative f.arty that obey
this call, and asserable at the desigmi-i
ted places I to . learn the, truth. .Many
are converted at every placel baptized
with the truth, and go on their way re
joicing because they have found a rem
edy for the plague in Israel.. J .. 4; ; .
I said in my last, that the Conven
tion red-fox wras' dragging Jiis tail, but
we wanted -to ' let him drag- harmlessly
along till the 3rd - day of l August ; but
af our meeting: last Saturday he travel-,
ed so slow we stepped on his draaaina
tail, and he has failed to meet us since.
I hope he will recover and . come out
again, as he helps us very much, r
l see Jtving Josiah. has published an
other order, - No. -r-,( ordering , every
iarmer to give ms nands a paroecue on
the 3rd of August, and'as there would
be more worms on. 'the tobacco on that
day than at any other , time.-they.must
pay their hands $1 in gold or silver that
Do not - rail to expose this trick in
every j corner of -the State You have
the means of doinr. it:, your paper is
like the sunsiiine, it goes everywhere. ;
- - j.
July 26th, 1871.
No inan should remain at
the day, of election.
r .ti. ;i fot thef Carolina Krir.' -
docker v in caldwell:
Editor 'Era: Hon.. jMr. Dockerv
has just closed, one ofthe ablest speech
es to a crowded court, house, it has been
my fortune to hear since the close of the
war. The people came out anxious to
hear the Hon. speakers views, on the
very 'important political . principles, at
issue in connection with the election on
the 3d of August, for Convention or No
Convention. V The large. , audience ; lis
tened, spell bound tof the speakers ear
nest and impressive arguments, against
the constitutionality ofthe Convention'
act of(theIegislaturethe disorganlza-
iiuu auu uauger in uv iuapguraiipn and .
revolutionary" .tendency ,iOf such-, a
change in the organic law of- our State,
as they "propose ' (the ' Consen'ative
party.) .f.,. -i:.;.' r.,i.r .n,t
'The Honorable spvker then ;went ,'oh
to expose in hiasterly ,a'nd jconclusivo
arguments, the sophistry, and insincer
ity of the Democratic Conservative
speakers in attempting to impose on
the peoplo in 4 resrard to taxktion ! nnd
retrenchment of expenditure!..1 "
, I must dose ' this lifistv : nntlw" ktk '
gioripas speech,by iendering tlie thanks
oi me itepubiicans of XJaldwell to. the
Hon. O. II. Dockery for his visit to our
county, and his admirable epecch. f
u I send greeting to the friends bj '"No
Convention ' all over the State.' the , as,'
suraiice that, we will I do our duty in
uuuweu on vne ou. oi August. (l .
'xenoir? JUiy, . l&u
Tir ttittoh i ! It is ?aid that . a I Vrol-
gnWteSiS in this county, com-
tTnnfl rolling the, isi uuy. ouiv,
with lucli tremendoul force that it is
miPOsSblo for manyonce) convention
istHo get out of the ' way-hence It
roUson over them, providentially it
does not kill them. buVpressg all rtev
, vnr principles out of them.
vention hounds after the Convention
Xi-though he is arcd, he has lowered
r u:, imo- - We are going to let
It is roiling
JLA'a along till Just before
tfiSBiattonif: and .break
lfrS. and ro to work, as we
will havei, no touvcuuwi,
with our peacefur and happy .Home
Seads. Ii1 think rid VaniU iU,
nn 1 800 or 2,uou against wniv.uuuii
t July 24th, 1871.-
tHE NEW ORLEANS SENSATION,
Few of the residents in Uie lower
part of New Orleans of late years but
are familiar with some of the incidents
we are now relating. They have often
seen in the twilight of summer, even-in"-
a singular, apparition. Suddenly.
onthe banquette of Music street, has
appeared an old man, with long gray
hair, and clad in the costume of half a
century ago. The garments 1 were
faded and worn,, but revealed a rich
ness which in . earlier j days .was , more
fitted for a court than an viiiencaii
metropolis. He.was a very tall ; man,
though a hunchback, and but for the
deformity would have been of gigantic
proportions; : In the breadth of TBhoul
ders, deep, powerful .chest, and long
nervous j arms resided . maryelous
strength.: while the lower limbs fash-
,v,wHn mno-nifippntstrenfftli and beau-
ty, arrested attention and commanded
admiration wherever ho appeared. Ho
spoke to no one, looked at ho one, but
in silent abstraction pursued his lonely
walk fir into the night.. Years , went
byi and night after night little- chil
dren paused in their play to watch the
receding figure of the lonely man. It
must' have, been forty, years ago that he
11191 win Jv; w ui viijt -
dle-aced then : but as the years flew
by tlie sturdy frame remained flexible
andjactive, but the hair grew gray and
hia'face I was seamed w ith wrinkles.
He iived in a. .little brick building
that sat f back from tne street. ,vim
vines crept over the . crumbling tiles
and' wreathed fantastic shapes on the
chimney-tops, in the ' yard' beautnui
flowers bloomed all the year round,
and their rich ; perfume made, the' air
sensuous and sweet. At a -window,
shaded by a 'trellis work, hid in tho
bloom of rose, the old man3 sat of af
ternoons 1 and watched the - sun's de
cline. No one else was . ever t seen in
the house no one oyer, crossed .the
threshold: and so he lived, a smile-v
less sad old man, in a lonely house.
But one day, not a great while since
the neighbors saw, that the blinds ii
the ; lijOuse were closed. The old man;
had1 not' appeared on tho street for
weeks; aWcf the grass had begun to grow
from the chinks of the marble slabs at
his door, and it began to be whispered'.
about that the old man was dead. ,
At last one day the neighbors Hvent
in they; were poor people, but kindly
and true.) Sure enough,' -he was dead
He lav pallid and stark on a pallet of
straw,"1 There, were a few scattered
chairsaround - the room,- and a plain
table.' One onlyobject arested t hp. eye.
Near the body was a rich casket, set in
mother-of-pearl and gold. Jewels flash
ed from the costly lid. and wreathed
in the dust of diamonds were engraved
the " lilies of France " in a coronet of
gold, They opened tho box, and there
flashed on' their eyeA the Bourbon dla-
IGth of Autrust, 18:30. when Charles the
.Tenth abdicated the throne of France-.
in favor; of the Duke of Bordeaux. 1 Un
derneath it was a manuscript., written
in ; French. It contained ! only these
words : " I am Charette. ithe Vendean
general.; Maria of . Savoy was to have
been my. wife. She was taken from me
and given to the Comte d'Artois. T
could have forgiven this." : but hh de
serted me when most I needed his help
and assistance.- I revengwl myself ami
procured his overthrow, and am happy
since he; died in exile." This was all.
Over his life silence how raws a Vef?.
Hisy Ward passions,- his inward con
flicts, none can estimate. , nn,i
sad he perished in exile; none could
appreciate his injuries ; let no one'judgo
too harshly of his life. Aem" Orleans:.
A.icayune. ' ; . . . ! ;i
HOW IT WORKS.
Klux at Work- in Oeom
of tie -Gang, Convicted of 'Muiler-
lie is I2e.scir'pd 1it ' TTia 'A aoslsrLi'. ; .'
- tHpecial Dispatch to the Clirpniol.l' .
nSSStSfrl July 2i .WJ;rIamca. .
Oxford, a noted desperad,ajd: Kuklox
leader, who was tried 1 in Washington '
county last Week- for . the murder of a .
negro, and was convicted and sentenced '
to be hung on the 1st of September :
next, was sent to Milledgeville Jail for
safe keeping. On Saturday night last
abandf of disguised men numbering '
about one hundred surrounded tho fail,
took forcible , possession of the keys! ,
and sent the desperado free, t This is
the second time he has been released :
from prison by the Klan. j ;,
ao uiw mail wnose conviction
and sentence was so favorably alluded
to by Gen. Wright, of GeorgK "h hE V '
testimony before the .Toinf fWi;
Auis uesperate outlaw has longilicen.
a terror to several rnn
der several indictments for murder.
r; : TIie Conventi6rt voter ' that W
mains at home onihe'tlay of :'elbctibnJ '
" T. ! lor. ntloti. , Go to
uie poiw and vote; ' "
' : ... i,.. , .
; A lawyer once wrote
n hl,A- 1-...J ... U UU?
o, wuean a Com Pin fn
was saluted with the remark
give tho road in, a. fi.
always do." an.r i r
hla tvlZ. l ileu m to
! hmVa' ; "' olVi,in:u. qniCKJy nside.'
open court against the trewiaaBer vho"
he said, had not only takorfifj u
but had written his
rM"1" u8 of 1? -oiy -told or :
Jion. 4 '- on 1 'en riwl t ' v . . .
iwe would; iviii !,. -
incidents, a:, Nevor I
a cudgel, with v hh.irV"i.r
a head r , ' -
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