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Vol. 1.
RALEIGH, N. C, THURSDAY, , OCTOBER 19, 1871.
No. 20
A
so; tit;
there
"K".t t.
t ist a K el We sec It stated in
of bur Northern exchanges that
are live hundred indictments for
luxing ending in the U. S. Cir-
Cu:t Court in North Carolina. This is
a mi-take. There may be five hun
dred persons indicted, hut the number
of indictments is not large. Forty or
iure alleged offenders are sometimes
imhided in the Fame bill of indictment.
There was a single sentence of the
sublime truth, says The CJricago Post,
spoken in the DemocraticState Conven
tion of Illinois, at Springfield, on the
-Uh inst. It was, "We have made a
platform longer than the moral law,
and our candidate will be beaten by
:id,0(X) votes." Thospcaker was prompt
ly carried away by his friends.
Under the oversight of the present
Republican administration the default
ing Paymaster Hodge has already been
convicted, sentenced and is now in pris
on ; but where arc Tweed, ; Sweeny,
Hull and Comially, the greatest thieves
of modern times? They arc not only
Mill at large and unwhipt of justice, but
were capable of exercising a controlling
influence at the recent Democratic State
Convention of New York, or, at least,
dictating their own terms to it, accord--ing
to the accounts we see in the press
of that State.
The Washington correspondent of
The Jioston Iusl (Democratic) says the
new departure Democrats. of Ohio
prominent among whom is the Hon.
Iw. Campbell are throwing aside all
'Niliticians who are typical of fossil
latcd ideas (a hard hit at Pendleton)
and who carry with their names politi- (
. ... i.iuiii ... wi tit lib iamb liJIIID
in iie;riiiiemui-10 me jxircy in opposi
tion to the tne now In power. Says the
t orrcsMndent.: "They do not ask at
this time the disorganization of the
Democratic party, but, in order to over
throw the Radicals, will favor the nom
ination for President and Vice Presi
dent of any statesman who will most
certainly command the support of all
Conservatives, whether Democratic or
Republican. The feeling in the West
is decidedly against the nomination of
old iarty hacks for any office, and.es-IKt-ially
for the Presidency." That is
to say, remarks T7ie Jioxf on Journal, the
once powerful Democratic party, the
proud Ixiast of whose members ft was
that they contended for principles and
not men,.and that their principles nev
er changed, is to dodge principles, pre-
cetienis anti practices. . ann cntpr t j
1. 1.1. .Aisii et infest as a mrty of
mere negatives, naving in view wiiy
the defeat of the iwrty in power, to the
-At i .1:..! K. f r
etm iiiai :i new uiwsiuu ui siwuo w
ik-e may be had. How are the mighty
fallen.- . ' '
New York Democratic ven-
Ti,n ctafn fnnvpnf nn nr the I
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.New lor uemocracy
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fer last week. Its proceedings nad pecn
liKiktnl forward to with unusual inter
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est, on account of the exposure of the
utihrmrrl nf fmnds and corruptions of
the Tammany Ring, for so many years
the soul of the party in the Empire
State. All were anxious to see wheth
er the party would cut loose from and
repudiate the Ring or not. That it
would do so was the sincere desire of
all the friends of good government, and
honesty in the public service, every
where But all their, hopes have been
sadlv disappointed. The Tammany
Kidly ditppointeu. ,u "r
delegation .-was allowed to enter the
v . I
t 'invention, dictate its own terms and
Convention, dictate its ow
withdraw, while a delegation repre
senting the honest Democracy of New
York City, headed by so distinguished
and honest a Democrat as Charles
O'Connor, was refused recognition.
That Tammany, with its frauds and
corruptions, were denounced in the
resolutions of the Convention af
ter this signifies nothing, if it does
prove that the Convention succumbed
to the power of the Ring. "For the
sake of harmony" the detected thieves
withdrew, and consented to resolutions
denouncing themselves and their vil
lainies, that their friends might be re
lieved from embrrassment, and they
the sooner be enabled to again exercise
their immense iowor openly and shame
lessly. That the Democracy can carry
the State under these circumstances at
the November election seems to be im
possible. A great Republican victory
may, therefore, be looked for in New
York, which will take the government
of that State out of the hands of the
most shamelessly corrupt set of men
now living, and restore it to the hands
of honest men, who will administer it for
the good of the people instead of them-
selves.
On this subject The X. Y, Evening
lst remarks :
venuon xo ine lummiiny xviug iu
ted the Republican factions in support
of the State ticket nominated at Syra
cuse The action of the anti-Custom-Hono
Committee, in resolvinjr topost-
rtone all opposition to the new Repub
lican organization for the present can-
-ass,
chotra that tne iauns oi me ivu-
is oi ine lve- j
miblican managers are inncs wnt-ii i
red with the corruption
. , i Al .4ln wHinh I
ntmk the Democratic party. Many
uuuun 1
democrats in this city will vote for the
Republican candidates lor estate ora-
cers: the itepuDiican kiu.
iQrA in the mnntrv. The Tammany
leaders have forced upon the Democrat
ic party an issue which will give the
uttt tr tiieTterkiihHcansbv a large ma-
joritv Thus the reforms upon which
all good citizens were ready to unite
have become for the time a part oi ine
Republican creed by the courso of the
democrats themselves.
Tbc Parfj ami Ihc President;
SPEECH OF SECRETARY ROBESON,
In his able and eloquent speech in
Philadelphia, m Monday, the 2d inst.,
Secretary Rolieson said :
There is tine great central
truth in
government which the Republican
party has established, which jis worth
to the world more than language can
express. It has illustrated to the world
and established forever the great truth
necessary to the success of the Christian
political idea, vis: that freedom and
strength are compatible qualities. The
Democratic party has been, and is, or
ganized in opposition to all this. They
still declare and parade in every plat
form and declaration the principles and
ideas from which the rebellion took its
origin. They still nourish the root
from which the bitter fruit sprung
They still insist in every speech and
platform that the results of the great
victory are unconstitutional and illegal.
They still resist in all legislation every
endeavor to carry into effect these re
sults, and to bring about the acceptance
of the situation thus produced. By ev
ery means in their power (short of the
actual continuance of the war) they
maintain tne connict and resist the re
sult of victory. They are thejhope of
uisorganizers everywhere. They look,
to renewing their relations with them
in the future as in the oast. A sinirle";
instance of it embodies the spirit of
their action, ana will suffice to show,
how strengthening to traitors and how-
dangerous to the whole count rt would
be the renewal of their power. See the
vote on the payment of Southern
claims, where the whole Democratic
Senate voted to pay almost the whole
rebel war claim -
In President Grant the great Repub
lican party has a most complete and
fortunate representative. He is one of
the men who joined it because of the
principles
it holds and the attitude it
And ho belongs tol it not
through previous personal or party as
sociation or education, but because he
believes that its principles represent the
nation's safety, development, and des
tiny; and he represents it because, in
so doing, he represents the interests of
the whole jK'onle. In illustration of
his fitness and ability as the head of our
Government, I point, without distrust,
to his success in the discharge of evcrv
duty which the netmle have intrusted
to him. As
your country
n soldier, he redeemeti
and re-established vour
- . . .
Government. As a statesman, he will
preserve, protect.and defend thatcoun-
try and Government, and all that j
makes the safety and advancement of!
the one, the dignity and honorjof the
other. !
The ability to command great armies
and guide great rampiignsJiahiQttVV
governments liegan. Wo are so dis
armed bv the simplicity of his charac
ter that we are apt not to appreciate
him; but the mind which alone was
able to grasp and control in one harmo
nious conception the elements ff the
great rebell ion, the brain which alone
was competent to conceive in its grand
proportions,and carry out in its endless
details the great campaign which reach-
"
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iiot'iiia t np tmfli ramuuiiru iiicn iwh,u-
" w. . . .'i Ai a. i
fr9m ine I111- 2ZX
pereii dv com juumeiit uut
!. - . tintnltwh riilTnrTlSTTl- Si 11(1 UUiSulUlI
J .. L.i iL nf T.nnnnnla I
Twiinw nmi mvi. i iih iviii tit 1.111 . uuiuiu. ?
mav safely be left to administer the
settled and denned lunciions 01 a rep-
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rfspnr:itivo
government sale irom me
oritieisms of theorists and restless "re
formers," or the loud attacks of smaller
tnnn who were in the hour of I great
omiwpnw dwarfwl in the shadow of
his great genius, or movea as puppeis
in ovrvMitn his will.
" . . .
if i tnipns he himself has said: "No
mnn mn hone to perform duties So del
icate and responsible as pertain to the
Presidential office without sometimes
deem
nM0tiftn hnt he
irwMirrinrr tne nosilllIV OI UlO&C yiiv
Willi 1 iloUlllVlvll t; VAJvv. MV V J J-r 1
. ira tn vnfinrt. the affairs
, Hiiu ui.utl z ::. - r;
nf a rrWVl f frAVPrtlTTIPIlt, AS tl faithfdl pub-
lie servant,!! sustained Dy tne approval
of his own conscience, may rely with
confidence upon the candor and intel
ligence of a free people, whose best in
terests he has striven to serve, and can
V fo " fe---- .
Jbear with patience the
censure bf dis-
appointed men."
Capaclty of the Negro
The editor of tho Leisure Hour, i
London publication, has recently visi
ted America, and gives the following
-?Hi rfxrorrl to thecanacitv of the ne-
Om A - r i
for acdniring education:
A a the in tellectual capacity of color-
i children. I nrefer ouoling testimo-
nioarkf more weiirht than ray own.
t? fr Zineke savs: "I must con
fessmy astonishment at the intellectual
riisnlaved bv a class of, color-
TMtrwii Thpv had acQuired. in a short
time.au amount of knowledge
truly remarkable. Never in any school
t Vno-innri. nntl I have visited many,
have 1 found the pupils able to compre
hend so readily the sense of their les-
T heard pupils ask
OUIi I . ... . .
nuestions which showed a clearer com
nmhoncinn of t he Kubiect they I were
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ureiiciioiw" y.". ::: .
omwj - . 4i,o 9 the
ruere . "k-" - .
rinX
t n si n. mvwwuiinna nmitPnPSS 111
Uen m Hi nneaii visited Oberlih Col-
lego, and what he saw enttrely confir-
mea tne opinions luimcu m
--- ,.rl rt 4KAiV White com nil n-
ions of the same age." in xooo uie up
of R. A. was conferred upon fifteen
vounr colored men and ten young col
ored women. The Principle of the col
lege, in his address to the students, sta-
, . ,iivi hv
ted that in literary taste ana aoiiity
"ATr;"ir:7r,:,, '"Z: V"
8J1 V III Lllcir WUIlc 1C1IU n KluUUalCo A Uo
., " . ,
Pmfipccnra nil mvr thuTiA testimony
I .V:i ri ...:4V.
..ml nhnxinlii. M H nnMtl UTIQ OQ.
sured that the negro race formed a fifth
of the population of Oberlin, and that
the most peaceable, well behaved and
studious citizens of the place belonged to
the colored, race."
The Rev. Win. Bell White Howe,
D. D., has been elected Assistant Pro
testant Episcopal Bishop of the Diocese
of South Carolina.
'Spirit of ihc Conserratifc Pros
. la iioriu Luroiina.
For the information of the readers of;
t 'ftiE Era; North and South, we shall
publish hereafter the articles
Inuliiiif (Conservative iiaoers in relat
mence to-day
11 till Cllt V H k W A A
the letter of "Tuscaroka," in The
lloanoke New, understood to bo from
the pen of a minister of the Gospel.
Such articles can have but one effect;
to encourage the Kuklux in their mid
night assaults upon innocent and unof
fending victims. Indeed, when we
nid them, we find it difficult to con
ceive it possible that they wereintended
for any other purpose
The following" is the extract from
"Tuscarora's letter," referred to above:
.
The kuklux court was in session, and
Judge Bond, with his packed Radical
jufy, was dealing out vengeance with a
tree nana upon xne unnappy vicxims
who came before him for a fair trial.
The sentences of some forty victims are
already known to your readers, and it
is J . therefore, unnecessary to repeat
them. But this I will say: It is under
stood generally in Raleigh that the
whole trial was a mere political cru
sade, got up for the purpose of advanc
ing Radicalism and of intimidating the
white men of North Carolina. But the
farce for the present, is ended, and
Judge Bond, as cruel as he is base, has
gone Northward. Lord Byron once
spoke in Parliament; concerning twelve
butchers for a jury and a lxrd Jenreys
for a Judge. We have had something
like that reproduced in the jury and
Judge who conspired together to inflict
upon forty men the severest penalties,
the offence considered, that 'were ever
inflicted in any civilized country.
Capt. Durham case was postponed un
til December, but Capt. Shot well came
in Tor a full share of the Judge's venom,
he being sentenced to six years hard
labor in the Penitentiary and to pay
3,000. On the morning 1 left Ralei rh,
I saw this brave man and seven others
marched through the streets hand-cuff
ed "and guarded by some fifteen Yankee
soldiers armed with loaded muskets
and 'fixed bayonets. On the cars I had
an interview with Capt. Shotwell, and
was glad to find him in such good spir-
S WW. 1 I 1.. 1 -
its.? lie Dears up uruveiy unuer ins
niisfortunes. He .says, "tell my friends
I go to my ioom with cnnenui spirits."
I gave him some recent papers, and my
at It tress, prtimising tt send him papers
regular! v, if the authorities will allow
it. j.He is to write me asstnin as he can,
giving necessary directions. x, ivii-
trell's, several' voung ltiies extiressetl
I h .hj.y . .S.V m i in l h v rr-ti;-.Av-icrr-
tunes bravely, 'if the ladies of North
1 Carolina sympathized with him. When
my destination had been reached, i
Hide the Captain farewell, and left the
i-iru. u-lt 1 ;V nmvv IlLllTl. lie irs i l -
v i. ...... n-w - - r
matkably fine looking man, some six
fv.f i i,?o-h- verv erect, with a bright,
fMTikv mwn. handsome face. He is, I
supabout thirty yolngena
ia (ho wn nf si well lenown irresovienuii
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T,Tiicrn- ma is wen eaucuxeu. j.i i
kV tht Tul the prisoners will be re
rz' rnanv-months have elaps-
.ictwi - v4 .w..
Ofl
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Correspondence or iNewarK, r.. o., 11.-. .
Things
in North Carolina.
1 Raleigh, N. C, Oct. 1, 1871.
4 A few days ago I left the charming
watering pmcc miuww,
. .1 A, 4-1. ic Itnniiflflll
nm - now a resilient ui um
mnef. siilnhrious and fast growing city.
Thfl nhsnrhini? toDic here is the Ku
Klux trial; but outsiae ine court uiwc
--O A . . , . .
is no excitement whatever. The pros-
vntirwn fniiv pvinences mat sucn uu
existed in the western
rt.'. nf the State, but that the main
JJ. w w m t A J
rnrtinn of the anti-administration party
. . , .. timUr
countenance these outrages is entirely
o 4 41 OW,lCi
disproved. Some of the accused, on
in with whom 1 have nad occasion
r rnv"ersie- have confessed to me their
complicity ; they were not conscious of
the enormity 01 tneir crime, d.
rt cinoerelv renent their fau pas.
Others, as in all political processes for
rcrirMes- disclaim, if not all connec-
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inn ht. iest no Daruciuivuuii iu vo
Trtui rtMvia or tne miserauiu uiui. x.i
tt i. rpu(,4
enmn of the latter are entirely innocent,
4ham la no rlnnht in mv mind. May,
in their cases, no judicial errors oe com-
Uimert while the guilty ones should
r", v aJ V w w
be punished with severity, but without
undue severity, for the peuaiues 01 me
lsvw. nre not intended ior vengtaiuuc,
but solely for reform and to protect p.o-
.?ot-iri With this trial ine xs.u iviui
1 "V. ,1..V.4 4 4K
Klans vanisnes, anu no uouui-, w
o-rit. ssitisfnction of the respectable and
fe. 1 . m,-f f Krth no-
almost unanimous affiliates of both po-
lllicui paiuo. , .
which has for the last two years kept
vn-thpm mnital and labor from com-
intn this State, where such immense
mmmAVAtmmm
Stniw. nre as vet. not developed
and unknown to the outside world ex
ists no more, and you may assure your
readers, on my authority, that there is
now as much safety for them in the
i :A 4; r
rsortn tjaroiiua as
I tHoro hn niwavs been in
its central
i - -- . r
and eastern sections, and by far more
than in vniir OVRrcrUWUCU iliiVA wv--
ItlUU J
lrl1!7Yw1 fCorth.
i; tW veelr T visited Ransom's Bridge,
pfhinw WAS bustle, as the
fpkrs. Ktnrwa & Son. of Newark city,
areutting up at an expense of near
1.. m nofi water works at their mines,
the famous "Portis
Minna to wash their cold deposits on
a large scale, and to more advantage
hon heretofore, a sufficiency of water
to flow the sluices having been lacking
Kinoe the necessity has been felt to work
ihe mines on other places than hither-
1 1" WL' rpfprrod to consist in :
I IU. i A-Ai .t .. ,
I h. cameron force pump oi ine
I L 4Xwwv mimn fT tnA liir
largest
rj mAvcH hv n rno-horse power en-
115
mnD TnA T1H IIUU1 LUU UCCA.
feet; 1,000 feet of iron pipes ;
a trestle
...iV oi ff nio-h l.soo feet long: a
: . tho niorhest hill of the
property, of 200x300 and 10 feet deep.
1 looked with interest and awe at the
wtnn f thftttstles. which, to their
liv
live coiorea-mcn.
S'KWl 1
en ntren 'rnere vasiiiioincTr-Aviir"....
An experiment by Messrs. Merrill,
Pere & Fils of New York experienced
Mexican miners and practical machin
ists, with a time and gold saving ma-
t chine of their invention; though not
I gold mining: it saves mercury, or rath
In a few
I V
hone to hear of their success, and
am so much the more anxious about i
asthev are ! prospecting on auriferous
land in which I have an interest.
I will try to make time to visit the
public institutions of North Carolina's
capital during the coming week, and a
description uiereoi vni; uie buujuii.
of mv forthcoming correspondence to
the Newark- Regitier "1 4V..
The plan I havesubmitted to induce
and encourage immigration in j the
South, is warmly supported by almost
every Southern paper. The tide of em
ignition to the South has set in, and
you! win oe astonisnea at its rapidity
a - . t i
ere two more years will
have elapsed.
I am yours truly.
i
J. LL Labia ux.
THE KU KLUX.
The
C-rganizatioa
in North Carolina
Smoked Out "Correspondence with
Judge Bond.
Washington dispatch to the
N. Y. Times.
General A. E. King and Special Mail
Agent Petherbridge, who have been in
North Carolina on a special mission;
returned here to-day. They represent
that the fright among the ku klux and
their friends in the Statejis becoming
terrible,and that as an organization the
ku klux is rapidly collapsing.. When
the trials began a large number of prom
inent citizens came to Rateigh, among
them several of the leading lawyers of
the State to defend the prisoners,affeet
ing to believe that the existence of an
organization would be disproved. But
the result of the trials astonished them,
and a few days ago ten of ihe principal
men addressed Judge Bond the follow-
ing
important letter:
Ralkioii, N. C, Sept. 30, 1S7J. .
Hon. IT. Zr. Bond, Judge United States Cir
cuit Vourt: j -JSin:
We have tlie honor hi the interest of
the peace of the people of North Carolina to
address von this note. Tho fact that a secret
unlawful organization, called! the ku klux
or Invisible Knmire exists in certain parts
of the State, has been manifested in the re
cent trials lef'ore tho Court over which you
preside. We condemn, without reservation.
all such organizations. We denounce them
as dangerous to gooti government, andiwe
regard it tho eminent dutv of I all gHxl citi-
rhikit.i'to lyrIl oVganiza-
(fio'crnntsi ni
ti.m, but wo th
ti..n f the pers
ink if the . lurther pnisecu-
. I A. 1
rsons enargwi wiui incso 01-
fenses was continued until the November
term,, il would enable us to ejdistall law
loving citizens of the State to make an en
ergetic and effectual effort for the restora
tion of good order. We assure you that be-
fore tho .November term 01 inej circuit v ourt
we believe that this unlawful organization
will be effectually suppressed; In present
ing these considerations to your Honor we
declare that it is our duty and purpose to
exert all the influence we possess, and use
all the means in our power, jlo absolutely
suppress this organization, and to secure a
. F , ' i J, Ut.ta Tim
lasting, peruiiit;iii ptwjo w uic "ww-. "-
laws of the country must and; shall be vin
dicated. We nrc satisfied, and give the as
surance, that the people of North Carolina
will mute in arresting anu iorpver ouinerafc
ing an evil which brings nothing but ea-lamity-
In the name of a just and honora
ble people, and by all tho considerations
which appeal to good men, we (solemnly pro
test that these violations of law and public
justice must and shall cease. .
Rrnrro- William M JShiDD.Gorire
V. Stronsr.M. W. Ransom.Dahiel (i. Fowle,
AVilliam JI. Battle, Joseph B. Batehelor.rR.
II. Battle,Jr., B. F. Mooro,Ji. m. warrmger.
To this letter Judge Bond sent the
following reply declining the request
for a postponement :
Raleigh, N. C,
finvTi-EMEN: I have the
Oct. 2, 1871.
honor . to ac-
knowledge, at the hands of his Excellency
Governor Caldwcil,tne receipt 01 your
nsL-ino- mfl to Dostrjone the trials or tne eases
HOW penaing 111 Hie viruuib vyun u.va.
enforcement act. I have given your letter
tho nntr nnd careful consideration to which
xmnr phiinfiiit nosition in jorth Carolina
and tne lmporuince 01 mw buyjro v
... . i tt .1 1 nKiAll
it relates cntitted It. DUt l am unaoie 10
rlv with vour reauest. These cases are
very numerous, and if not tried now will at
our next term so encumber the docket as to
obstruct all civil business, 'ine city is iun
. t
01 : witnesses sumuwueu ini uuv.,
who have remained here for several weeks
at a large cost, ana it wonia Dea gres. iimu
.h!n tm mnk-fi them return hero airain, and
if waiiM lu nniust for mo to send tnem
- A. ' ,
home unless I knew they could return with
tho same feeling or personal security mat. a
mvscir should have on my j return nomo.
flit frtri tint know, and thOuffh you give
ino flswirancos that before the next term 01
A A - - ' ' j.
I thO taCUll toun lUO ihviiuj '''i"
iu -ffofttliali v suonressed.it is not sup-
pressetl now,ana a ieei uiai. uieeuiuiwurem
f th0 law shold continue. I have come to
this conclusion with less reluJtance,Decause
I am sure gentleman who are so sincere in
their decire to relieve North (Carolina of this
HwrdOAfnl nnd infamous association will
noTrettiit their labors to suppress it, as they
tunm nifi thev have the power to do, because
Mia ffitirt sit a weeK or two ioniser w assist
ti.om in thpfr iindertakinr.j I am glad to
i,ar frr.m vmi that the recent trials have
manifested that this secret 'and unlawful
organization exists in some parts of North
rrnmiina. Tt can not but aid you in your
efforts tn snnnrcss it to point out by these
trials to you who arc tne gunjy persons wuu
onmnosoit. I hone, gentlemen, that you
will agree with me that it is best to do so.
With great respect, I lxg to remain, yours.
very respectfully, ' I " .
United States Circuit Court
To Thos. Bnurg. IQ-V T- Strong.Esq.
and others.
Judge Cannon. Extract from a
private letter from a rrrember of the bar
at Salisbury: ; '' .'.. , ,
'.TiiM'nnnnon is giving great satis
faction.0 All I have heard speak of him
accord . to him credit oi
tience and industry--the
titles desirable
honesty, pa
three perma
in a Circuit
Judge. And also he gives evidence of
more learning and intellect than peo
ple who had only heard of him through
the press were disposed to. think he po
Bessed.' ? r. -J-.. . t-, -?.t .;!. .
Hope fs tte drf fert
i t..v .
t"
M
; nn cxnprt. I miisfc sav that the Merrill
of the -machine by its simplicity demonstrates
ion ; its 'merits even to the uninitiated in
CORRESPONDENCE.
Th Editors must not 1 understood as endors
ing the ' Kr:iithnents of their corresiondjts.
Cominciiications on all subjects are solicited.
which will be giwn to the rcadearR f Thb EjtA
as ctiiitaiuiiij; thevit-ws ami s ntimcnls of the
writers. - : ' '
For the Carolina Era.
and. the Ku Klux
The
Clergy
Messrs. Editors : I have been pain
cd and mortified at the conduct of the
clergy of North Carolina, who ought to
be messengers of peace and good will
from one towards another. For two
years or more North Carolina has been
the theatre of some of the most atro
cious crimes that ever disgarced the
history of a civilized land or christian
community. Brutes, calling themselves
men, and ciaiminsr to have been nur
tured and raised bv pious parents, hive
wontonly and wickedly conspired to
gether, and in the darkness of the night
have disguised themselves; and gone
forth In large bodies to inflict the most
cruel and inhuman punishments upon
unoffending citizens. They have spared
neither age, sex or color: they have re
duced to ashes houses dedicated to the
worship of Almighty God j they have
demolished school-houses, erected tor
theaccommodation and education of
the poor and ignorant : they have noti
lied teachers that they must cease their
efforts to instruct and elevate the col
ored people, else terrible punishments
would be visted upon them. All this
has been done, and has been a matter
of public notoriety. The attention of
ministers of the Gospel has been es
pecially directed to it they have been
earnestly urged to exert their influence
to put down this crying evil they have,
been entreated to denounce it from the
pulpit, and to cry aloud against it in
public. With a few honorable excep
tions, no minister has dared to raise his
voice in denunciation of the wicked
perpetrators of these lawless deeds.
They declaim against sin in a general
way, and m ambiguous and doubtful
phrases. They assail their brethren of
different denominations for heterodoxy
in religious belief they semi-occasiOn-
ally hurl a dart against intemperance,
and very cautiously remonstrate against
profanity, licentiousness, &c., but never
do t hey dare to raise their potent voices
or wield their mighty pens against the
disguised assasins who have cursed and
are still cursing our beloved State. No,
they are too craven-hearted to venture
on such an experiment. They fear to
wound the tender sensibilities of some
psous (?) member of their flock, who
perchance may belong to the iuvisble
and, some hypocritical father in Israel
who is a pillar of the church by day; :
but wields the bloody scourge by night
onthjBjnakjedJ
lerd of the llock,"" may become norri
led if he suggests that her darling boy
ouiriit not m oe auowtu. i cujuj iv
nnocent pastime of hanging a negro,
burning a church, demolishing a school
louse and whipping a carpet-Dagger.
Engage one of t hese "teachers of men"
in private conversation, when there is
no danger of being over-heard by the
paving members of his congregation;
and he will agree that these outrages
ought to be suppressed, but he is not
willing to proclaim it irom mu huus
ops so as to be heard oi an men. uji,
no I thlS WOUId oe USKiiig ' euiunj iw
much of the pious divine, and besides
it might endanger his salary or lose him
many of his good dinners. i
Ministers or tne uospeu rveuu tut?
breeoing, then lay your hand upon
vour hearts and answer uuiuic jum
God whether this picture be a true one
or not. If true, how are you to answer
on that eventful day when the secrets
of all hearts shall be made known?
How will you appear when the flimsy
disguise is stripped from every offender
and they shall be made to stand forth
in all their naked deiormuy to oe gazcu
upon by the assembled throng of resur-
reeled spirits anu ue wuumc vv,T
lasting death by the One whosearcheth
every heart and tryeth the reins of ev
erv dweller uDon earth? ;M
- . r l. ;. r
'ihe. leaning' uemocrauc lawveis
North Carolina have at length openly
declared that these cruel outrages have
been perpetrated in North Carolina
tlmt. the unlawful organization known
as the Invisible Empire does exist here
and have pledged themselves to sup-
press it. Why then snouio ine cicrgy
Sbv ioniser fear to move forward in the
"vVrt ond hAlo the lawvers? Be
gin then I entreat you before it be everi
Htm T Vl J U'UM r t " mV 1
lastingly too late, juano an mc a wc-j
ment, von ran for vour sins of omission.!
Cease to1 fear man and begin to love
..md fenr God. Hide not your light
under a bushel. ' Encourage your hear
ers to love one another. Instruct them
to do unto others as they would nave
othore do unto them and . Let your
light so shine before men, that they
mav see your goou worKs, uu giuui
your Father which is in heaven." ' ;
1 ill Laj y imiuiw.
' ' " For the Carolina Kra
lion. Clinton L. Cobb, A
We have been delighted here, by the
return of the above named gentleman,
Wochinonn after his Summer re-
r.o -TTin -friends had ? been seriously
oWrnod ' hv the rerortsof his recent
illness, and are proportionally gratified
IQ See mill 111 e.vw:iiuiiriiu.iM. "ry
ifa' TTVir there is no reoresentauve iu
Congress from the South more respect
ed and beloved by Republicans of all
Mocsm fhn Mr. Cobb, .f His uniform
kindness and generosity, and his untir
ing energy in laboring to secure the
iust rights of his constituents, and ob-;
tain a fair share of the public patronage
. ..a -a
to true union uieujiuu.-".!'-;-
. TT ftm t hoMmitn navR
f oil Tnvprs of fair olav. in- the distribUr
tion Of the offices of the Federal. Gov
ernment: Although he does not often
iwimir the floor in Congress yet there
is not a more influential member inthe
House. t His solid. , sense and true xw
nnhiiean nrinciDles. and his energy and
success in securing his re-election, byit
large majority when so many Repub-
llcans were aeieaieu in uie v
iotinn -in North Carolina, have at
tracted the attention of. all. And it is
observed that.by the intelligent and re
spectable Democrats he is consulted and
petpmwL k ...i.s!i t i- -'t rr i Vlf-vr.'rtfi'M-.t
: TCftw. tierhnns. it is not too SOOri to
suggest to our Republican Friends in
-.T " -
I his nativo State that Clinton L. Cobb
fully merits the honor of being nomi-
as their candidate for the position of
Governor in the coming election. It is
certain that, with such a candidate, we
can go before the people of North Caro
lina with- more assurance ' of success
than if we should nominate a lessorom
inent and less popular man. Mr. Cobb's
record is clear, his course eminently
consistent, his ability and success obvi
ous, and whilst firm and unswerving in
his course, as a true patriot, a lover of
rsorth . Carolina and of the Union, his
kindness of heart and courtesy of man
ner have made mm '-hosts of warm
friends and no personal enemies.;
Of course, the absence of Mr, Cobb
from Consrress would be a very erreat
loss, not only to his friends here, but to
the Republican party, and indeed I
know not how his place could be suita
bly tilled. I3ut we must not be too self
ish, in reTusing to advance our friends
because of any inconvenience or loss to
ourselves. Mr. Cobb has fairly earned
he r honor of lieinsr our candidate for
Governor, and. if he desires it, (for I
lave never consulted him on the sub
ect, nor does he know anything of this
etter.) I think that all mv fellow-Re-
publican voters in -North Carolina will
unite with me, and all the leading men
6f our party here, in savins: that he de
serves it. And that the name of Clin
ton L. Cobb, for our next Governor,
will call out a full and triumphant vote
at the next election. Let us then in
scribe upon our banner, subject of course
to the action of the nominating Con
vention of the Republican party
FOR GOVERNOR :
CLINTON L. COBB, j
of Pasquotank.
- DELTA.
Washington, D. C, .Oct. 9, 1871.
For the Carolina Era.
Hon John Pool.
Messrs. Editors : I was pleased to see
n your issue of the 12th inst., just re
marks, complimentary to the honorable
statesman whose name heads this
epistle. A retrospective view of his
political course justifies, all who know
inn in saying that he is second to no
man in our. state in point of sagacity
and patriotism. Ever a firm and un
flinching Unionist, he met the doctrine
of secession at its threshold, denouncing
it as unconstitutional and uncalled for,
and its authors diabolical and danger
ous.! Even after the headlong step of the
Legislature of our State, at its extra ses
sion in the Spring of 18G1, which pre
cipitated or placed North Carolina
in a rebellious attitude to the Union,
by arming and equipping ten thousand
men. by and with the advice or JLiovu
t.Mi; . r . , ---- - T1.. 1 K. I
rtn?o7rn xnis case, ivir. rwi, u w
came him, thought proper to acquiesce
i n the powers that be ; out wnene ver
propositions were made by President
Lincoln, tending to a cessation of hos
tilities and the effusion of blood, strictly
upon tne oasis oi me umuu, iui. x v
Was always bold in urging, their accep
tance. At the I sad catastropne, or re
sult of the surrender of Lee's army at
Annomatox. and not until then, didthe
majority of the people of our State be
come convinced of the truthfulness of
the . remarks our now distinguished
Senator, made at the early stage oi se
cession, when he-; warned them of the
evil consequences that would ionow
such, truthfully predicting, as lie did,
that they would ne iorceu io rue it m
sackcloth and i ashes. Believing that
the peace, prosperity, and happiness oi
our State, as well as that of the whole
Union, depended upon ner speeoy re-
admission as a member of the Federal
Government, and believing that our
delay in this respect would elicit more
stringent measures from the Congress
of the United states, ne repaireu ui
Washington City during the winter of
18G6 in order to attempt to eiieci mis
tesult. The Legislature having, by its
Rebellious coursein rejecting the amend
ments to the Constitution of the United
States, and by passing resolutions averse
o reconstruction, completely inwaneu
I enorts oi ine kiiiu, ior inu uujc w
ine-. Mr. Pool, as well as those wno
acted with him in this case, were held
n contempt by the Democratic party,
s was seen by their vehement tones of
numeration and abuse. Being thus
brought in direct conflict with dema
gogues and men of sinister designs, he
always?eauseo mem wuui
D. O . . . a 1.1 V Ll
patnouc arm, as u u uuu. ui yi.
t -ww "T
Mr. Editor, in illustrating the char-
cter of Mr. Pool as a iawjrer, states-
an, and patriot, allow me to borrow
he ! language, and say that he is, in
each respect:
"Though deep, yet clear,
Though gentle, yet not dull ; .
Strong, without rage, -Without
overflowing, full."
His patriotic efforts in aiding to pre
serve the Union as well as to restore
the neace and prosperity or his own
State has endeared him to the hearts of
all who love the Union and -desire the
peace and prosperity or our state, oy
whom -he is hailed as one . of North
Carolina's noblest sons. ) h n i v
i . v; RICHARD CL Ax TUJN. ;
Edenton,Sept. 301871.; ,, '.. ... ,(,
' " '.' For the Carolina Era. .
jj furner, Judge: Battle and
t MrsisiRs ' EniTdRS.--The editor of
TfiA. Npntinpl denies that he ever apolo
gised for- the Ku Klux. But the Hon.
W. JL. iiattie swore oinenvise ueiurw
the Outrage Committee, page 1C2, to
the question, if Mr. Turner "apologised
I ft V . 1 &!.. J A fM. M A aA V" r
.? doings of the KuKIux ;" Judge
Battle says:
t ' . . : ...
tti? -nTn hu nner f?encraiiv:: de
nounces -.the violations of law by the
Ku Klux ; but at the same time he in-
H mates that thev were prompted Dy
. a a
the doings of the Union Leagues, i In
that way, he may; nave ieit tne ; im
pression that it was some sort oi apoi-
7." ':-"- " ', .i- ... - 1 r ' - .. .
:he writer lias heard Mr. Turner
make half dozen - speeches during the
past three years, and he does not liesi-
tate to say mat eacn anu ,au ui mem.
encouraaed violence. "Long Tom,"
, i --r-:
mVA. 4.M mif f WUVI r
cemetery and carries off all gravestones
for which he is not paid.
ri
.lUJ
ill, f?- f!t.-i!
For the Caroll nii Krn.
! 1 ': ; ' ' . . . . . ;
j ! Richmond Letter, i'
I Messrs. Editors :I have liceit as
tonished to find how much this city
has improved sincethe war. The "Ben
net District" has been almost entirely
rebuilt, and with structures far superior
to those destroyed.
I incline to the opinion that Virginia
Is improving very rapidly. Of courso
there are grumblers. But this much is
certain: her system of 'Railroads is be
ing rapidly completed, and this of it
self secures almost every thing el.e.
Gen. Wickham, an able native Repub
lican, has been fortunate, as '-'President
of the Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad,
In securing the aid of New York capi'
talists to an unlimited extent for; his
work; while the Pennsylvania Central
and the Baltimore and Ohio Compa
nies are operating on other lines. All
of this success is owing to the fact, that
at. an early day in 18G9 the .lX'intf
crats of that State had the gtxxl sense
and patriotism to make some conces
sions on the negro question. How dif
ferent would it have been with us, f
Gov. Graham and others had not inau
gurated the White Man's Parti i
1 uut Virginia, unuer uemocraneruic,
is not free of trouble.! This party utAv
in North Carolina, so clamorous for
economy has taxed tho people bevond
all precedent ; so much so that repudi
ation is openly threatened. Again:
The very thing so much feared in North
Carolina has happened here Tho Dem
ocrats have almost succeeded in . de
stroying the Homestead intended to bo
secured by the Republican Constitution
of 1808. This, with other causes, has
greatly encouraged the Republicans,
and they, are not without hopes of car
rying the State in 1872.
1 will write you again in a lew uays.
I . VIATOR.
Richmond. Va., Oct. 4, 1871. 5
1 1 For tho Carolina Kra.
- . - -i . -
Another Ku Klux Outrage.
Messrs. Editors :-During the past
winter Mrs. Kitty Furguson, a widow,
Whose husband died in the Confedernto
service, and whose ramny consisted oi
herself, aged about 40, her daughter.
about 22, one son about 20 anil two
Smaller boys, living on her own place,'
was visited twice by a band or lvu iuux
desperadoes and most cruelly licaten. .
The last time, the clothing was entirely
stripped from the mother and partially j
from the daughter and the entire fami- i
ly unmercifully whipped, and Ordered
to leave their home in ten days, ine
Sentinel, in apologizing for the offence,
charges Mrs. ivurgusou witn Keeping a
house of ill-fame. Such a charge Was'
Rminu
it as false. - I . m
About the firstof September last 3irs.
Furguson, her daughter Susan, anu ncr
eldest son went to Raleigh and matie a
complaint against certain parties for
committing the outrage. They were
arrested and bound over for trial at the
next term of the U. S. Court, un ner
return to her new home she having
been driven from her own place-on
Wednesday night, Sept. 20th, she was
again visited by a band ofKu Klux
and again beaten nearly to death, and
ordered to leave the State in ten days,
and threatening her with death if she
ever appeared against the persons
charged. Some of the most respectable
men , in. the community navu ywi
warned against assisting her in any
way, on the pain of being dealt vitn
in the same manner. univ
For the Carolina Kra.
'Messrs. Editors : I write to cautj6n
our friends not. to do as Gov. HOiden
did make a martyr of Jo. Turner by
giving him too much consequence.
He was dead politicaiy m iu un
til he provoked Gov. Holden to arrest
him by Kirk and Bergen, when herat,
once became a big man with his party,
thev hauled him around Raleigh let him
make a speecn, anu me xvuicj" wwmv
put him at the head of their party, lie ,
has siriee disgusted nearly all the de
cent portion of his own py Jy th0 3
manner in which he conducts his pa
per, and especially in urging the con-
r. 'i.: ..ufinn on1 lot'ljintr the" Iitcr-
islature (composed mostly of Ku klux
and boys from the west) Into the passago
of tho Convention acts. He causwl the
defeat of his own. party and is to uay
held responsiule by tho whole Demo
cratic and Conservative party in North
Carolina for; their dereat in tne late
Convention campaign Turner knows
he is dead with his own party. Why
even I Englehard of Tie i n Umvirton
journal, anu nxujur ci u
olinian and a thousand less bold spirits
are against him. He is a dead duck
and is trying his best to get arrested
again and put in Jail, so as to reinstate :
him as a martyr wuu m uwu a.
For heavens sake let nimoieoy ms
own nana, nomy jrwiuuc 11 v.
time. He is fast going, iwn'i stop nis .
decline by again arresting him. .Let
him belch forth ms sume oauy against
good men as . he is doing. It doerf not
hurt any one, oui , recuiia uu nun imu (
his party, who wouia io-ay ucicr mm
but for the fear of his lash. , ,
. . s . - Respectfully yours, r ,
; ...... . r,, - , GRANVIT.LH.
Immigration from Germany to,: the
United States is on the increase, and so
is the trade between the two countries.
Six direct steamship lines Will be in
operation this tail and winter, i ad fol
lows: The North J German Lloyd will
run one steamer a week,and some weeks
two steamers, between New York and
Bremen, a fortnightly steamer between
that port and Baltimore,; and also put
on a fine via. Havre to New Orleans.
The Hamburg-American Steam-packet
Company, besides its one boat weekly
between Hamburg and New York, and
frequently extra boats, is about to re
sume the running of a line between the
former port and New Orleans.touching
at Santander. Spain and Havana. Tho
sixth is that but recently established,
but now in successful operation, .- be
tween Stettin, on the Baltic Sa and
New York, known as the Baltic LlOyd.
This last line, tho boats of which i touch
at Christiansandi Norway, and Copen
hagen, Denmark, will, besides, tend to
encourage and facilitate Scandinavian
immigration, than which none is more,
welcome. Washington Citizen. '
    

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