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; TURNER FLIES.
Plague him with flies. Othello.
. Flics afford an interesting branch of
study and of speculation to the man of
.science, and the naturalist, and supply
equally as yell to the philosopher and I horse doctor now, and a "new depart-
; 1 .
the Turner Fly. Thus we might
say :that the ."bill of Indictment" in
"my application for pardon," was the
first nest-egg deposited by the Turner
Fly. The Democratic party swallow
ed Fly, nest-egg and all. It needs a
the poet, much instructive and amus
ing! material wherewith to point a
moral and adorn a tale. ' .
Honorable mention is made of flies
by Moses, In his early history of the
kingdom of Egypt. Aristoplianes did
not disdain to introduce them Into his
comedies; Virgil Impaled them . In his
Georgics, and Pliny described them In
his natural history. Nor has modern
times ignored the dipterous insect.
Shakespeare Is frequent In his allusions;
Childe Harold disported him
"careless as any fly,"
while Tennyson has lately placed them
among the stars -
"tangled in a silver braid."
There is no portion of the terrestrial
globe, which flies do not inhabit. The
Klar bear and the wild ass.are alike the
victims of their perforating touch. They
are the mortal horror of good house
wives every where,! and a means of
grace to bald headed sinners, setting
under the droppings of long sermons
on hot Sundays. j
We may form some remote idea of
the number of flies in existence, if we
reflect for a moment, j that the diptera
or two winged fly Is only one, out of an
almost countless throng of co-ordinate
species, and then reflect furthermore,
that there are more than 2000 species of
diptera and then, that all the musqui-
toes only constitute but one of these
two thousand species.!
There is one remarkable trait, how
ever, which all dipterous flydom poss
esses in common; and that trait is,they all
imbibe their food by suction, which leads
us by a very easy transition to the sub
ject Immediately in hand, to-wit: Tur- I perpetrated."
ure" from the old "line of color."
9. The Blow Fly. Apart from his
peculiarly disgusting habits and j mode
of life, this Fly is distinguished from
all other flies, by making its appear
ance in the world full-sized and i devel
oped and ready for business. The eggs
are not deposited, but are hatched in
the body of the parent, and the insect
is produced In a living state. Fetid
manure heaps, banks of oozey excre
ment, decomposing carcasses of dead
.animals, it is here that the Blow Fly
disports in swarm9 with his sickening
buzz and putrescent shine. "Whew!
Hold your noses! ' We are approaching
Turner Flies, j j
From all the foregoing enumerated
species Turner Flies are distinguish
ed by one grand, j unmistakable char
acteristic or peculiar property ; to-wit :
the absence of the letter F.
In order that Turner Flies may
never by any possibility be compound
ed with any other flies, the following
examples will serve for an infallible
touch stone. And here we glide in
sensibly from "gay to grave, from live
ly to severe." j I
In' his examinatipn before the Ku
Klux Investigation Committee, Wash
ington, D. C, February 24, 1871, Jo
siaii Turner, Jr., being stcorn testi
fied as follows : ;
Turner Fly No. 1.
Question. How long since you heard
of the organization of Ku Klux or
"Answer. I never knew anything of
it till the late trial before the courts;1
(August 1870.) "I had no knowledge
of It. and none that the outrages were
TURNER FLIES-No. 3.
We clip the following from Tlie Sen
tinel of August 22:
- Amnestt. Senator Morton's notions.
last night, at St. Loais, were, in substance,
as follows: (
: As a member of the Senate, I never re
fused to relieve the disabilities of any man
Who asked it over his own signature. Tho
class of men whom I will never vote to re
lieve are those who left the army of tho
United States and Congress to engage in re
bellion ; such men as Davis, Toombs and
Breckinridge. - I
1 Morton is a bitter radical, but his declara
tions put shame on Pool, Abbott, Cobb,
Dockery, Judge Boyden, Thomas and the
whole carpet-bag and scalawag delegation
from Xrtli Carolina, who have misrepre
sented the State. -
The Sent inel means to say in the above
that, the North j Carolina gentlemen
named, have 'opposed General Am
nesty and it means to be so under
stood. The truth j is known to The Sen
tinel. Each one of those gentlemen has
favored General Amnesty for the last
two years. Two. years ago Senator ,
Pool urged upOn a caucus of Republi
can member of the Legislature to pass
resolutions in favor of General Am
nesty, and shortly after such; resolu
tions were adopted and brought , to. the
attention of the U 8. Senate by Sena
tor Abbott. Senator Pool has made
two speeches in the Senate advocating
General ; Amnesty J Messrs. Dockery
and Boyden during their whole ser
vice in ;the House of Representatives
were especially active and urgent for
it. Mr. Thomas -ylio entered Congress
the 4th of last March, has distinguished
himself above all other members of the
House by his earnestness and zeal for
; . . ; r . . 1 ' rr.
TRIAL OF KU KLUXCASES.
By our Special Reporter.
The fly in this has a flimsy covering,
but we have seen proper to remove it.
The Turner fly is sometimes a sneak
thief, not buzzing in the open sun
sence of the
I FIRST DAY.
Wednesday, Sept. 13, 18711
At 11 o'clock, A. M., lln; Federal
Court for this District convened, in the
Senate Chamber, Judge Bond, of the
District, and Judsre Brooks, of the
Circuit Court presiding. !
The lobbies and galleries were crowd
ed with spectators pnci pally men
AV AV M. "
from the mountain country.
From a venire of 57, the following
named persons were drawn as a Grand
Jury: i j ' : - ':
Benj. F. Blair, J. Wi S. Parker,
Martin Cade, , Manleff Jarrell, James
G.. Davis, Nathan Gulley, Spencer
Mullican.W E. Lee, Seymour P. Holt,
Jas. M. Hodgins, Wilson Iredell, Hen
ry M. Ray, H. H. Thomas, Archibald
Sink, Moses Patterson, John II. Stipe,
George D. Miller, Daniel MeMunroc,
Solomon Frazien J. P. I Adams and
Thomas C. Smith. Manleff Jarrell
The following is the .path taken and
subscribed by the foreman of the Grand
Jury, knd formally administered to
and signed by all the jurors, viz :
"You, as foreman of this Grand In
quest for the body of this District, do
solemnly swear that you shall diligent
ly inquire and true presentment make
injunction restraining said officers from
appointing directors on i the North
Carolina Railroad. Mr. Samuel , F.
Phillips appeared for the plaintiff, and
ex-Judges Fowle and Battle for the
were exceedingly interesting, but we
refrain from giving a mere synopsis, as
nothing but a full report would do the
learned gentlemen justice.
The opinion of the Court was not de
livered. ; ' , ,
United ; States . Attorney I General
Akerman was present.
I THIRD DAY.
- Friday, Sept. loth. 1871.
The criminal docket contained nine
teen cases bills found at the last term.!
At 111 o'clock, the Grand Jury; pre-!
sented the following -7
BILL OF INDICTMENT,
viz: The United States vs. Randolph
Shotwell and others.
Shotwell was recently editor of The
AsJieville Citizen. j: ,
District Attorney Starbuck announ
ced the readiness of the prosecution to
proceed with this case, When, on
motion of Ex-Go v. Bragg, counsel for
defendants, the case ivas postponed till
Saturday morning. When this case is
taken up, we will g ve the substance
of the chareres in the bill and the names
of all the-parties charged.
Judge Bond announced, that for the
purpose of affording the District At
torney ample time to make due pre
paration for business! the Court would
that which is CiezarV
dered unto Ceezar "
should be ren-
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i , . .
And that honor to whom honor is due.
Notwithstanding nuite-a larire num
ber of the filonnl voters of old Warren
had taken up their hornet in the cotton
fields of KtlgticomliG and adjacent coun
ties, we inadu a very decent sln: Wo
lost ixne of our old voters, but reclaim
ed many kek sJidei-s aiul won many
new converts. Perhaps som will think
this could le traced to many causes
perhaps true, but I propoHC to lay it
here. : t
The liberal, open and energetic, as
well us the earnestness nf ; mnnnor In
WTifArs nhifvf. irt ief llnnnr rrt irtt I KI,T. tkn irnn T.r.K a ir...'. ....
uicrevuiuuuunrjr vuuvl-iiuuihjiu c- tusiy ne was assaiiea uy-ms opponents, i
Mr. Editor : An artrcle. appears In
The Keio York Daily Sun, of recent
date, Avritten from .Rocky Mount 8th
Aug., from the penolta defeated now
a Idefunct aspirant for public position
in the county of Nash, - signed North
Carolina. ' I j '
TheauUiors windbag was evidently
exhausted, or he would have gotten up
hiss 'batch of small things in better shape
for the outside reader. But foF some
glowing misrepresentaion - respecting
the local condition of! affairs, and the
ment in tho county 'characterized as
the Democratic banner, county of the
State his article Would not elicit any
notice from me whatever; The inter
est computed by " the writer on the
he still bravely and gallantlv poured I
forth the truths whose reverberations
were like the peals of the mighty thun- j
der, and the effects could be easily per- .
ceived. This duty f performed 1 will
State debt, is but a base .statement of write again on a different theme
Saturday at 1 0 o'clock, A.
Brick Turner Rebuked.
to conceal the ab- 0f all such matters and things as fehall
X llv 111 bVVt
The following species of flies, which
we now proceed to. enumerate and de
scribe, though in many respects allied
to Turner Flies, and bearing vari
ous striking marks of close relationship
thereto, are nevertheless to be carefully
distinguished from these insects
We enumerate as follows , viz : -1.
The Common House Fly. Tliis
domestic and friendly little creature, is
too well known to our readers to require
any extended notice. Billings says he
lielicves they are of temperate habits,
and although they hang around groce
ries a good deal, he never saw a fly
that was the worse for liquor, but has
often seen liquor that was the worse
for flies. It will appear at once; from
this olorvation.of Mr. Billings, that
this Is not the Turner Fly.
.2. The Blue Bottle Fly. Intro
duced as an object of comparison in
Washington Irvings inimitable story
of "The Spectre Bridegroom." More
frequently mentioned in ordinary par
lance as "the blue tailed fly." A famil
iar quotation will suggest a point In
common with the Turner Fly, viz:
'brush away dat blue tail fly."
; The Hessian Fly. Most wheat
growers have formed its acquaintance.
It derives its namo from the soldiers of
the principality of Hesse, who were
hlml out by their prince to fight for
the highest bidder. JPeatures analo
gous to the Turner Fly. Fighting,
however, forever barred by the statute
of limitations. (See the rule in Bailey's
a t.ie.) ! ,
1. The Dragon Fly. Better known
to small negroes as "the Snake feeder."
To their infantile and superstitious
minds, its appearance always indicates
the presence ofan -"ole snake"- lurk
i ng somewhere in the vicinity. Where's
the "ole snake?" Food for reflection
on tho Turner Fly. '
5. The Water Fly. "Ah how
the ioor world Is pestered with such
waterflies.diminutives of nature." Thus
singcth tho bard of Avon in Troilus
and Cmid. The Turner build is portly,
and the bulge is that of a barrel, and
water s never kept in barrels on dry
land. "Three glasses of "ale per day,"
and a tickler full of green peach brandy
smashed in the violence of gesticula
tion in the breeches pocket, on the pub
lic platform. This is not the Turner
FlvI . ! '
C. The Fire Fly. Commonly called
the "lightning bug;"
"Andldl nijrht lonp by her fire flv lamp,
Mhe itaddlc her lif?ht t-anoe." Moore.
Tho Turner Tlx shines in tho same
7. The Turnip Fly. An English
writer says in the Entoncological Mag
azine, that the destruction of tho hop
plant alone in 1S2, by this voracious
insect, robbed the Bnttish Treasury of
-12iJ,n00iountls sterling. The Turner
Fly f depredates mild In comparison.
That only milks seven hundred a week
in the way of public printing.
8. The Gad Fly.! Excites poor
Question. Did you not say at Gra
ham, last spring, in the Court-house, in
a speech, addressing yourself to the ne
groes : "You see now what you have
got for voting this radical ticket ; it
letter 1? behind specious be eriven vou in charge;
States' counsel, your fellows' and your
own, you shall keep secret.. You pall
present no one for envy, hatred or
malice-; neither shall you have any one
unpresented for fear, favor or affection,
reward or the hope of reward ; but you
shall present all things truly, as they
come to your knowledge according to
fRcceht developments in Southern
politics show that the Republicans of
toat section are on the eve of j an inev
itable fight between honesty! and cor
ruption. It is a.fact which cannot be
disguised, and which we have never
will be a great deal worse for you if attempted to conceal, that a large and
you keep on:" or words to that enectr I perhaps influential portion of the men
T roYn nmhor molrinrrfl enwli
the South are mere adventurers, with
uR-n iof iuiUBaiu, uu u 0ut any Interest in the success of the
negroes for I hardly ever made a speech J organization other than money-mak-
to mem, iney were not apt to turn out in
and hear me; I was speaking to the
white people and I enumerated the
outrages . that had been perpetrated
throughout the State by the leagues,
and then I enumerated the outrages
that had been perpetrated by the Ku
Klux, and I denounced both, and told
them they were the result of secret so
cieties, and that it would bring destruc
tion to any country.
Turner Fly No. 2.
"Question. Do you say that you
never had any belief or information
that.such an organization existed be
fore?" (I. e. till the late trial before the
courts.) . , ' . j .
Atisicer. I never had the" least j infor
mation; never saw a man who told
me or intimated to me that he belong
ed to it. j t
Question. Have you ever, and if so,
when, in your paper, denounced the
Ku Klux as an organization ? j
Answer. Always. i
Question. Did you ever assume in
your paper that such an organization
Answer. Did exist ?
Question. Did you ever admit in
your paper that such an order existed?
A nswer. I think I have. j
Question. When ? I
Ansicer. I do not now remember the
dates. ' ! .
Question. Was it before or since the
trial? . t -,
Ansicer, It teas before the trial.
Here are two fair specimens of Tur
ner Flies. Their peculiarity will be
perceived by the absence of the let
How much longer will it take Gov
ernor Holden to gotoIIillsboro, than it
will hike Josiah Turner, Jr., to go to the
Grand Jury in the District of Colum
These are now very slowly but surely
being gotten rid of. The Republican
party the States where it has 'retained
its original control is purer and strong
er because of its purity to-day than
at any time since, the close of recon
struction. In jother States where
asion of spoils it lias met with well- -"7 wrf?T xtK -Vh
the best of your understanding.! So
help you God. You further swear that
you have never directly or indirectly
counselled, advised or voluntarily! aid
ed in any such combination or conspir
acy as is prohibited by the act entitled
"an act to enforce the provisions of the
14th amendment to the Constitution of
the United States, and for other purpos
es, approved April 20th, 171."
Judge Bond then - j
charged the grand jury
in the following brief but concise
"Gentlemen of the Grand Jury: I
need not do more this morning than to
charee vou that you have a most i la
mented" defeat, the good men are re-or
ganizing for the great campaign ,of
next year by repudiating their corrup
tionists and putting their best men
honesty being the test forward.
The result can be easily foreseen.
Unity and harmony will carry every
Southern State for the nominee of the
Republican party next year. The dis-
bandment of the Ku Klux and the as
surance of safety and protection have
saved the fruits of the war and recon
struction in North Carolina, and will
likewise in Alabama, Georgia, and
Texas. With these guarantees our
friends in the South will dispense with
their Warmouths, Hurleys,, and others
of the same school.
In almost all of tho lately insurrec
tionary States the prospect 13 a cheer
ing one. Virginia, which was made
Democratic under disguise and through
the support of Walker by Northern
Republicans, who have since repented
J- A 1 . ill 1 1
oi tneir iony, wm oe leyoiuuomzcu.
Carolina, it is alleged, is the theatre of
gross outrages upon citizens of the
United States, which are in direct viola
tion of recent laws enacted by Congress,
to enforce the 14th and. 15th amend
ments to the Constitution of the United
States..; It is the intention of theseiacts
to secure to all the citizens j of this land
the other States the peaceable enjoy
ment of their rights as citizens to make
every man feel secure in the exercise
of those rights which are granted jand
secured to him by the Constitution of
the United States. These laws oppress
nobody. They are intended neither to
disturb or effect any person who. is! not
an enemy to the peace and quiet of the
State, and who is not himseir lawless.
Upon the vigor with which yon en
force them depends their usefulness.
A prompt and vigorous . enforce
ment of them will restore peace an
harmony to that part ; oi tne tate
where so sreat insecurity -of life and
North CtoolfiV with its solid mass' of mJf.
Republican voters, is safe for all the fu
ture if the Ku Klux act be enforced,
while nothing short of the extermina
tion of the negro race can ever make
South Carolina Democratic. In the
other States, if we mistake not the feel
ing, the factions and cliques and would
be leaders will be compelled to subor
dinate themselves to the good of the
party, ami to cease their insane and
suicidal. war upon one another. Fhila.
Fress. " .
West Virginia. An election for
delegates to the lately ordered Consti
tutional Convention will be held in
West Virginia in October. Members
of the Legislature are also to be chosen.
The Republicans there have aroused
themselves,and will do their utmost to
carry, the State. They claim , it was
only their apathy and want or ! energy
which enabled the Democracy to carry
the vote on the Convention question.
Tho Resident Republican Committee
of Washington. D. C propose to aid
them as far as possible.
Maryland Republicans.? The
Republican of this State held ' their
State Convention for the purpose of
overdriven horses and oxens to frenzy J nominating a Candidate for Governor
piercing sting.1 ' It deposits its j and State officers, In Baltimore.' on the
eggs on the tenderer parts of the animal,
which It attacks. The unfortunate crea
ture licks tho spot to remove the pain,
and by this means conveys the eggs
into its stomach, where in due process
of time the botts emerge from the larval.
X practised eye will 'readily detect a ResolntiorH were ndopfoLrn(lor5iP
izin inst. .every county was repre-
sen tea except one, Jacob Tome was
nominated by acclamation for Gov
ernor. Hon. Alexander Randall was
nominated for Attorney General, and
Lawrance J. Brengle for Comptroller.
Not So; Brick Turner says that
Red-Eye and Sloan assisted in leasing
the North Carolina railroad. There is
bout as much truth in this assertion
as there is in any thing that emanates
from the pen of Brick Turner. Dr.
Sloan is not a Director ; neither is Mr.
Albright. Dr. Sloan was not at the
meeting. We are not certain, but we
think Mr. Albright was absent from
the meeting also. How Messrs. Sloan
and Albright could have assisted in
leasing the road by their absence, is
more than wo know. .
i it may not be uninteresting to our
readers and the people of the State, to
know that lion. Thos. Bragg, Chair
man of the Conservative Executive
Committee, and Ralph P. Gorrell, of
Glcensboro,, were employed because
of iheir standing in the' .Conservative
partyy to argue the question before the
Directors in favor of leasing the road.
Messrs. Bragg and Gorrell were present
at the meeting, and we presume ex
erted themselves to secure the lease of
the road. So it will be seen that two
leading Conservatives had a hand in
effecting the lease ; and that Messrs.
Sloan and Albright were not present
and had nothing to do with the matter.
Try again, Brick ; you may tell the
truth after awhile. . ; r ; ,
time, crentlemen, you must be linpar
tial. You must, by your close scrutiny
of the facts in each case, end eavdr to
put no one on trial whose guilt
not, upon the evidence before you
pear plain. There 'must -be great
exercised, that the heated imagination
of men who are m dread oi their lives
do not unconsciously ito the witnesses
exaggerate the facts they relate, and at
the same time vou must I patiently ex
amine and bear with a witness who,
if his narrative be true, is in fear of
punishment and even death upori his
return, for having appeared before you.
I have no thought but that if you thus
carefully examine those wh4 1 are
brought before the grand jury, and in
vestigate these cases as honest citizens
called to 'perform a solemn public duty,
without fear, favor or partiality, j and
free from all partizan bias, you will
have the testimony of a good conscience
and ;the hearty support of tho right
minded men of North Carolina ; and for
nothing else need you care. The people
of the United States look anxiously for
the restoration of order here. The in
terests of commerce anTJ trade require it.
The measure of a people's ! happiness is
the security with which . life and prop
erty arc enjoyed : and they look to the
Courts of the United States, since! the
passage of -these acts,! to make that se
curity complete. I hope,! gentlemen,
we shall endeavor to do j so. If j you
have any .difficulty in the 'construction
6f the laws applicable tOj these ciases,
(and none other will be brought, before
vou.) vou can always aPPiy to the
Court or the District Attorney."
: ; THE PETIT JURY
was then called and sworn each juror
subscribing an oath similar to that ad
ministered to the grand jury.
The Court then adjourned, to meet
again at 10 o'clock Thursday.
Thursday, Sept. 14th, 1871.
Brick Turner and hjs brethren of the
Conservative Press, for their j hastiness
indenouncing the "New Departure,"
and hoisting in its place, the banner of
the White Man's! Party. .: h ;
In its issue of August 31st, Tlie Pa
triot leads off with an article headed
"No good in'it ;", the substance of which
is a rebuke-to. Brick Turner, and every
Conservative paper which has announ
ced itself in favor1 of the reorganization
of the White Man's Party. The fol
lowing sentence must have been inten
ded for -the editor of The Sentinel:
A -want of discretion is almost aa had as a
Trant of sense, and generally ; speaking;
argues ft lack of that article. ! -
If the fit is not perfect we confess that
we are very, much mistaken!. If any
person will tell vfe that Brick Turner
ever exhibited any aiscretion, we
would like to know when it was. ; As
bad as Brick is, and has been, we do not
think his brethren of the Press should
tell him and the public that he is
wanting in sense. ' !
The following extract from the same
article is still more pointed. The edi
tor of The Patriot must havehad his
mind on Briclc when he penned the
entire article :
We allude to the ill-advised eHbrt being
made by some of our more hasty tempered
and inconsiderate brothers of the quill to
draw a line politically between the white"
and black man, and inaugurate what tlev
arc pleased to call "the white man's party.
The idea that an editor of a Conser
yative paper, only issued Weekly,
should undertake to lecture Brick Tur
nerthe acknowledged leader of the
Conservative party and in the same
article denounce him a ahasty temper
ed" and "inconsiderate," must be sur
prisingly presumptuous to Brick.
TJie Patriot gets worse instead of
better. No name is called but every
body must know that this paragraph
was meant especially for Brick. The
idea of denouncing that distinguished
expert and graduate in billingsgate and
slander, as a fool. Is surprising. . The
Patriot says :
Wo are not among those who are simple
enough to believe that the mass ot the ne
groes will vote:with ns for along time
to come, neither ' are we among those
who are foolish enough to drive awav such
as may voluntarily act with us ; and cast
their ballots with u?. " j--
Who lias . been more foolish than
Brick Turner ? To be ; paraded: before
the public,., by a brother Conservative
editor, as a fool, it seems to us, Is almost
insufferable. It must be remembered
that the editor of The Patriot is a carpet-bagger,"
all the way from Wiscon
sin. Here is a field for Brick. That
old editorial might' be gotten up in
good. style, and.. especially dedicated to
Bro. Duffy, of The Patriot. We can
imagine what Brick a mail "liative
and to tho manor born" thinks! of
being called a fool by a "carpet bagger"
from Wisconsin. If tho readers of tThe
Sentinel are not treated in a few day
to that. same old editorial, with the
name of Duffy inserted instead of Hol
den and Littlefield, it will because The
Patriot has taught him some "sense."..
To conclude, let us sum - up and &cc
what The Patriot thinks of Brick : r
his, which the facts ! connected contra
dict. Every reader;, Conversant with
the State finances, .understand the in
terest provided for In the I Constitution.
A A.! ' J. ,i J ' I
io De mat aue Qn tne aeDt createu prior n w u rwt wv
to the adoption of the Constitution in Ul 1 A u AIL Iad , Company,
18G8. The new debt is otherwise pro- Company Shops, Sept. 12, 1871. i
vided for in a separate clause, and , that To the 'Stockholders of the North Oaro
NORTH CAROLINA RAILROAD.
the amount computed on the old debt
is more than it really Is. This interest
question was-made the pobby in the
campaign alluded to to carry the Con
vention in the State, j notwithstanding
the real object was to change the State
Government to take; from the many
the power, and confer it oh the few, to
which I objected. I vas therefore, met
Una Railroad Cbmpany:--
Gentlemen: The Directors of tho
North Carolina Railroad Company, on
yesterday, leased to the Richmond and
Danville Railroad Company the North
Carolina Railroad for thirty years, for
six and 6nc-half per cent, on the capi
tal stocK or tne company, or two nun-
: : . j- r ." i rno m ti i nett. mmn
lawyer, and village Editors in tne ad
jacent country. And! not content with
this array of opposition,! others were
imported some .from . the county of
McDowell, to canvass against me.
Their cause being bad; and mine good,
the gopd sense of the people decided in
my favor, and voted the revolution
ary scheme down. I .imagine the wri:
the amplest guarantees for the certain
and prompt payment of the rent, and
the proper maintenance, preservation
and operation of the line. This course
was thought by the Directors not only
proper; but under the circumstances
necessary to save the stockholders from
great loss. This had become obvrou?T
from many reasons. I will only, for
uaKiuo wus wii- i xl. ,4. e. , ..
-The legislature of 18CO-'70 granted
ed under tne name ' or f itepubiican
through the aid and; influence of carpet-baggers,
scalawags and the like, to
reach the public teat, with whom I
had' been "cheek by;-jole," since the
adoption of the Constitution in 1868,
and ther Convention i jnovement being
endorsed by the old war men, . aristo
crats, presenting a propitious oppor
tunity for popular favorj I will slide
over to tne ljemocratic-uonservative
side, with which I was all the while
officious at heart, cut loose from my
carpet-bag friends, throw. Of my Repuh:
lican cloak who did j repose full confi
dence in me. J If the movement carries
I will be in on the strong side ready
for the lirst' offer. If it miscarries I
simply die politically!.' This pet scheme
miscarried and he is politically damned.
He now seeks celebrity by an effort to
criticise , my speeches, and falsely
charging, the! Republican party with
an attempt, to array! the colored man
against the white man, rehearsing ne
gro boodhtsm, and exposing
the prevailing superstiti
immediate section of country, in which
he resides, and to make it! appear that
Nash county is governed (by negroes !
Do what.' Was ever before such devel
opment of circumlocution so deviative
ly laid before a people of intelligence
as the latter? W hy sir, there is not
even a cracked-brain in Nash county,
charters to Companies, empowering
uiem to puna itaiiroaas paraieil with
our Road from Greensboro' to Char-'
lotte One or more of these have pass
ed into the hands of . the Richmond &
Danville Railroad Company, who were
preparing to use the franchise if driven
to that necessity by the continued re
fusal of this company to make : any
terms of the common use of that part
of the line. Bills were offered , In the
Legislature to repeal or modify these
charters. The Legislature refused to
interfere with them. In fact, the day
of refusing or repealing -charters for
Railroads has passed... This is an age
of building roads, not, kiinnroKsiim'
them. We must recognize these, indis
putable facts. Thus left to the contest
with competing interests, we have en
deavored to make the most of the situ
ation for your protection.
It Is now well understood that the '
capital and enterprise of the Pennsyl
vania Central Railroad have become?
InZhnZ Z rCf largely! interested in the R. A D. R. R. -KS
JJf aud supports , its well j known ef- j
forts tolpass its line through to the Air-
Line Road and other leading connec
tions South of Charlotte. Backed by
this neSv and -powerful combination,
the Richmond and Danville Railroad
Company renewed their oflVrs'for your
line, rather than enter the heavier and
financial contests with you by the in-
w tZZZV iLt-$Ar LXar& vestment of further capital in a parallel
but what knows that the registered Uad uhib neo Invostod must for
,rf c iif m o ivoau, mcn once myeatcu must ior-
v V" " AVpr rfiYinin our i-mnnrt. tnt. TTio Air.
ed. His time ..-would be better spent.
sensible people think jin occupying his
attention in a different! channel of
1 J. J. SHARP.
The New York San and- Wilmington
Journal will please copy.
he darolina 10 ra.
is wanting in discretion, j
II. He lacks sense, i - . , 2 i
III. Hei is hasty tempered and in
considerate. - , ,
IV. He is a fool. , ...
If these charges of t The Patriot are
true, we shall - not be, suprised at any
time to hear that Brick has .been re
moved as cditorj-of -the Conservative
organ.- Having done all the dirty
work of the Conservative party for
nearly three years, Brick is now kicked
by every little j Conservative I upstart
who lias access : to tne columns of
. i For
WARREN COUNTY. -
Mr. Editou: I stilted, in. a coihmu-
nication through your; columns, before
the election, that old! Warren would go
eighteen hundred, or two thousand
majority against Convention. As it
fell short of that number, ' I desire to
state the cause as I verily believe.the
same principle is 'prevalent all over
the State. It was for the want of free-
Line Railroad from Charlotte to At
lanta, midcr the control of the Rich
mond aiul Danville Railroad, thus re
inforced, is. being rapidly, completed.
A majority of the stock of the Charlotte
Columbia and Augusta Railroad Com
pany has been recently' bought by u
combination of tho same Interests.
Having secured this key, as soon as
they asiume control of that road, it
would be In their power to cut off alt
through passengers a nd f reigh Is, an d
thereby reduce our incomd below 'tho
possibility of regular dividends. Thtv
Richmond and Danville and Air-LIuo
Railroad Companies having secured
charters on either side of us from
Greensboro' to Charlotte, they would
have Immediately commenced the con
struction of a Road from Gretiihboro'
to Charlotte to connect.,- with the Air-.
Line from Charlotte to Atlanta. Thi.
doni and Independence of action on the lQ ln V' would
part of the so-called. Conservative
voters. They dared hot maintain their
true principles, and act out their honest
convictions before those, who,' with
the eagerness of a famishing cur after
a morseI,wieIded the mighty and pow
erful "party lash." pi will relate two
instances of which your humble cor
respondent was an eye witness.
Mr. W -r had expressed himself as
opposed to Con ventioii from tbe time it
was first spoken of. Oh the day of elec
tion he came on' the I voting ground,
procured from myself a "No Conven
tion ticket," and cjxpressod his deter
mination to cast it J .but ere he reached
the ballot box he was taken aside, and
under the "party lah'f of seven or eight
totally dentroy our Road. Therefore,
the lease was an imperative necessity.
This mid has and Would have contin
ued to be the mero football of partv,
and your interests the prey of poli
ticians.! By the contract wo have made
a certain and reasonable dividend is
secured to tlie: stockholders. By leas
ing it your stock will have a fixed val
ue, and will bo worth twice ns much as
you could have procured for it at any
time up to the present. A great 'thor
oughfare will undoubtcdlyiiiow be or
ganized through our State! . Freights
will be 'cheapened along fts line, im
migration will t bo encouraged, your
towns land cities built up, and many,
great and permanent I advantages' will
now from tlie introduction of the large
will fceek ; our State.
layers on he submitted, came forth well Sfir " i ftv
TX,&,nttZZZ fhwWh tl.einflut.ncoH wntn-ilc,! hy r
1 . . ""f i irfAntitlrv! Willi flu IrsujM r iliin rmul.
of countenances, '.-'against his own will
and inclination as well as against his
interest and liberties. t "The next ras
Mr.; P.- , who came! in the afternoon.
a "No Convention'.' ticket
that he would be lashed into, measures
I remarked to him
access ; to tne columns or a
The second day of Court was occupied newspaper. We are sorry for him. lie
bv discussion of the injunction ease of is responsible for the Convention elec-
Tnmnc TJ f n T.-irfl of lVfirvInnfl fPrtinst. I tinn nnrl -i ! fnr flio. ilfot hf liof
iMAiXE ilectio. uov. l ernam s Edwar(i j. Warren, f Iresident of the measure. At this time we think he J
m 1 !Ofi tV IS 11 .000. TyM t VCn Tml t W9 q j. o f ro rljri n'"n g.T TifrigJJno I'tiv ? T-if-1if nvnT.iMYi rnMK,ilfiv.i; .f.!l.-.
before he voted it, he replied
was a firrowu i tree! and not a
that could be bent and t wisted by every
wind that blew:"l but my proph
esy was fulfilled, the' partv lash was
administered to him till hodroped "No
relief from the mighty blows of tho
great lash; and he too voted against
his acknowledged interests and rights
as a poor man. They were both white
hut not entirely free, for they had not
acted out the truth, and ; ; ' '. -
lie is free whom the truth makes free, .
And all are slaves besides.
There are numbers of like instances
that I could mention J but these will
suffice to show that my calculations, of i
old warren's majority, was not an ex-aggeration-r-not
withot a foundation,as
l tnen nopeu, JNortn tUaroliua owned
no other than free pnen. But, Oh,
slaveocracy ! slaveocracy, what misery
Their power, purposes and advantages
of situation referred to. wei-ould neither
Ignore nor control. - The question was
how best to meet them, so astopn
tect and secure your interests und those
of the people of the Slate. 1 .
In tho contract made, we have ne
cured terms and' compensation which.
we believe . fair and ) reasonable, and
were the best that could be obtained
under tho circumstances. We did not
believe this Company could' successful
ly cope with the powerful and .well
directed capital that we had to meet in
the competition- to bo commenced tr
provided for, without seriolis damage
to ourjincome for an '.'indefinite jeriod '
of time; ami we were con viheed there
fore, that it was better for the Interest
of the Stockholders, when another over
ture was made for equitable arrange
ment, and before the opportunity had
been passed and lost, to make a good -bargain,
certainly a safe bargain secur
ing you reasonable returns for your
property, rather than Stake the
serious and certain hazard of beiujr
greatly injured if not finally crushed'
out by power that wo had .refused to
treat otherwise than as an cncnjy.
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