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0 / 75
The Editors not 1,0 understood as rndor
in the wutiment of Ihc-ir correspondent.
Communication on all kut.Ject are "ljf ""1
which will lc Riven to the render of The Iiu
a containing the view ami sentiments of the
For the Carolina Lra.
- Hon. S. F. rhilllps.
IIux. Lewis Hanks: For quite a
number of years, I have been the per
sonal and ixliticnl friend of Mr. Phil
lips, and am till his personal friend,
notwithstanding he is now a member
of the Republican iarty, while I remain
a Conservative. .
I have reatl of late, from time to time,
with pain, from various papers, fcx
cecilingly severe strictures upon, not to
say abue of, Mr. Phillips and other
distinguished gentlemen of his party,
that have been, in my opinion, both
iuiiolitic and unjust. And while I do
not think he is endowed with that jo
culiar character of mind requisite: to
make a Staffs nan, I do think he has
alrcativ acquired a deservedly high
reputation as a Ixtiryer, and scholar:
as well as for integrity of character and
the high virtues of a christian gcntlc-
H?an. . . ,1 ,
Certainly this is the estimate in winch
he is held by his distinguished Law
Partner Judge Merrimon notwith
standing thev differ h widely in poli
tics. 1 .
I f an ajo!oiy were nwessary for what
I have taken leave to way, (though it is
not in my conception,) it m'ght le
found in the additional fact thatSam'I.
1 I'hillijH has been for more than
twenty vears a true friend of dear
friends of mine; ami mis con.Muerauun
still more frees me from -lolitical ran
or or jwrtizan hate. ,
Abase anti calumny equally as gn at
Iiave been heaed time and again by
the presses of the Republican iarty
uiKn gentlemen of high character and
distinction in the Conservative party.
You, 3Ir. J lanes, are now the leading
Editor of the organ of your party, and
while I have not .seen Tin: Kka, since
your connection with it, it is Uuq to
candor to sav that while a Conservative
JIditor you were never bitter, or abu
sive. And I make this an occasion; k)
ask you in consideration of old ac
quaintance, if these things are not jso,
and if vou don't think the people ate
heartily tired of neirsjxtprr personalities
And if thev ought not to ceaso' I
bring this matter before you, (now a
political opinent,) because I have sal
ways regarded you free from per
sonal prejudices and infirmities i of
temper as most men ; and as such you
are appealed to, to answer if the press,
of North Carolina has not U-come altt
gether too icrsonal, abusive and vitu
perative, and too regardless of the isa
rreilness of private character and moral
worth? And ought not its spirit and
t he to be more elevated and dignified?
Is not this demanded even by eonid
erations of jirfy policy, and still more
bv those of jt'stirr, honor truth t
'These ami similar st-ntiments I liear
wJierever I go, ami the people with
whom 1 meet are not the less tenacious
in their adhcranec to principles, beeiaisc
they so much deprecate the unbridled
licentiousness of the pre. I n your past
editorial career you have lccii moder
erate in this regard, and while 1 have
no right to dic tate to you, and would
not presume to do so, I submit wheth
er you ought not to exert all your per
sonal and editorial intluenre in this di
rection For if the State ever needed
the assistance of all her true sons it is
now in the dark days of her prostration
and .sorrow. Why can't the press and
the best men of all parties, witli hearty
eo-oieration and determined will, unite
to raise her from her present oppressed
.mil i.nitiiit condition? Whv should
thev not so alter and modify her pres-cnt'illv-conccivtd
and badly construct
cd Cbusfitution, as to relieve her from
its grievous oppressions; and why can't
thev cut down her enormous exiendi
tures reduce her taxes compromise
her just debts, economize her resources,
and place her on the highway of pros
peritv that leads to future greatness?
In the mum time, contending ncm
fullv, if the parties w ill, on the ques
tions of President making jriiU-rna-toria'l
and congressional honors, and
correlative issues, but mutiny in order
to redeem, restore, pacify, and save the
State? Such I think are the solemn
duties of the hour, and such have Wvn
my firm convictions since l.W, and
.each succeeding day adds to their
strength. " .
Ix"t this le done, and a brighter day
will Ik? usheretl in uikmi the noble old
commonwealth. Ix-t this be done, and
her sons and daughters may well and
joyfully exclaim: t
"Io! now the dawn breaks up the sky,
Ir.m out the soul and listen !'-" "
. Nov. Pith, 171.
For the Carolina Era.
COIA MIUA, S. C, Nov. 10, 1ST1.
The condition of things in this State
is curious. Reading the papers the
Ku KIux paiers one would imagine
the whole State in ruins. Yet I never
saw a larger assembly of ieoplei in
South Carolina than was here at the
State Fair on the 8th and'Jth inst. And
1 am sure the articles on exhibition
Avill compare favorably with any of the
Southern States. This apparent con
tradiction as to the State.of things here
led me to inquire its cause, and I find
it to lc this: The parties implicated in
the Ku Klux troubles numU-r compar
atively verv few but here in a major
ity of 'instances these embrace thruip
lter classes. Hence the elaninr! Ihe
great mass of the people are no ways
riisturlRxl. Onlv those who have been
plaving Ku Klux are under arrest or
fleeing the country. All the talk aUmt.
the arrest of women and the mal
treatment of prisoners is utterly false.
" Of course, in times of disorder and vio
lence the innocent, sometimes, suffer.
Rut the utmost cart is taken to secure
only the guiltv; and the prisoners,
themselves, have in many instances
published cards contradicting the lies
in regard to their treatment. I send
vou some of the statements. I may
add that the great majority of the law
abiding Democrats here in South Caro
lina heartily rejoice that Ku Kluxism
is at last likely to le thoroughly crush
ed out. Many of this class frankly ad
mit to me that heretofore-they have
been afraid to open their mouths against
the infamous organization. It is now
well known here, that some of the
voung bucks of the "first families" are
deeply involved in the most horrible
.murders. And it is mostly this cla-w
that have fled some to Euro-, r
This city is improving; rapidly.
Sprague & Co. have at last organized
for the purpose of developing the im
mense water power of tin vicinity.
They have a capital of arw.ooo.tw.
I regret to say that the course of the
Republican leaders in this State in en
couraging colored people to thrust
themselves forward for office has done
the partv serious injury. Rut, as else
where throughout the Soutlj, a new
class of leaders are coming to the front
of Republicanism ami w iser (counsels
will foon prevail. j Viator.
For the Carolina Era.
Kindness of Gov. Holt en.
Editors of the Era
Gentlemen : I am proud to eey in your
valuable paper, that the peoplo of our
good old State have commence il assem
bling in public meetings, and lemand
ing of the Legislature to expel those Icn
gentry, guilty of fo many crimes. It w
right, and I hope our good people will
call meetings in every couhty and
township, and demand justice; and
justice must Ik) done him who never
scared his life with the black deeds,
W. W. lloiden. i !
Messrs. Editors, it seems 1
ctrivilr nf Ihe man with whom
tx-cn acquainted with for maijy years.
Thirtvvears ago 'I worked in the same
printing office as a journeyman that
W. Holden worked as an appren-
iw iwhUrrfMul habits, industry and
oliedience, he was made maniger and
book-keeper or tbeomce.
stay of about eight years, Mf"
was resieeted and obeyed l)y)
1 nl! in Ihn office, i Al
time, Mr. Holden lecameowrer of the
office, and Editor of The Xortfi Carolina
Standard. Soon, alter l oorameu em
ployment under ! him in his Wike, but
I retirel from the printing business lx
fore the late war began, existing never
to return to it again, as I thought that
I could live the balance of ny days
without printing. I ' ,
Durintr t!u wsir. when (lOVJ IOltlen S
! name was changed, by Ids enei lies, and
i it... I T :.,,r.l.:f.r. .it-l liij rifliof W!i
, nc caneti liiiwiiiii. , n. vv. ....
! .,wJKi fnr hi nfltriotisni and attach
ment to the Government of the United
States, I went and assisted him in get
ting together his scattered . t vpc and
office furniture. We saw and conversed
with each other, and he never abused
his enemies, but remained calm and
cheerful while I was with hini :
When (Jen. Sherman's armjj came to
Raleigh ; it is true the City; wa protec
ted by guards, but the country people
wen? left to ravages and plunders by
the bummers, and nothing tould be
saved or -hid from them ; manyi families
were lelt witnour. a mouuuui iut.u,
and stripiKHl of everything t
How many told them, and p
made demonstration that they had al
ways been Union men, and hai
to lo with the Confederacy,
fli j:iivrl. nnd nlunder went on.
iit.ro tr rn for nrotcctian. or cret
' . ...
Jlohlen. And "the itx)ple went to him
wlirit thev :
jkcd'of him, and
name on t Iu? certificates of loyalty was
r.-nr-tHl bv every soldier that saw his
i - - . -
I was left myself in a critic 1 situa
tion, with a large family to support,
iid mv vears provision gone; cattle
titiVl hoL's'killetl in the wK)ds : farm de-
istrovetl and wheat field-turned' to .a
! pasture; even clothing and !eLclotmng
I earned awav. lsut l was hk
Holden w as the saviour ; so I
i him for employment. At firs
1 me h bad as manv hands as h
at that time. Again I repeated my
I supplication, and told him " that a few
t days ago we had plenty and to spare,
! but tonlay we are beggars.',' Ho tiirn
I ed his head from me, but When he
turned again towards me, I saw his
! eyes full of tears. " Vis,'Me said to
me, 44 1 will give you employment."
He lias saved my lainny ironi iaru
tion, lor which we owe
inr fmtitnde. i
T workeil in his nrintinir offi
two vears and a half: in that
b:ive shii hundmls of iM)or
trcsetl white and black iloj k from
cverv direction to him for assistance.
! He never turned to them a deal" ear, but
always listened j attentively .to their
- wants, and gave what they rked for.
In fact, his doors were always open to
i those in distress; while the doors of his
: present jerseciitors and accusers have
! always leen barml, and admittance to
' the HHtr and tlistressed forbidden.
Now I ask you, Messrs. Editors, and
I ask every hotly, is it right tjiat (iov.
i nolden should be stripped of lus honor,
and driven from his native State; from
i his home and friends, among strangers,
! for nothing else but only for Undertak
! ing to protect white and black people
from the lash of the mid-night marau
! ders and assassins?
i Ralance I will leave for the people to
r-nnsid.T. AN OLD MAN.
! Wake conn ty, Nov., 1T1 .
! For iho Carolina J-.ra
LHlrr from Washinston.
s Our Ih)ls uro made of c-lay. '
It is strange to observe how often the
most eminent men in this country have
suffered themseLves to be def tided by
'the false Iioik? of being elected to tie
i presidency; and how that 4j dream of
i iower" has lowereil their digiity, con-
fused their ideas of right ami wrong,
and utterly destroyed the consistency
1 of their characters.
Thus, alas! the follies of youth are
j equalled, or surpassed, by t lie insane
' ambition of aire, ami the influence of
learning, industry, experience, and
success in life are lost by. the childish
vanity of declining years.
Ict us mention two of our gmit
men, viz. Ho raw (Jreely md Chief
Justice Chase, as modern instances of
this siid form of mania. j
The people have already determined
that (Jen. (Jrant shall be re-elcjctetl and
it is as certain as any future event can
bo to our limited intelligence1, that such
will Ik? the result. And yet jive have a
wise and experienced old mail, Horace
Cireely, . whom the friends 6f liuman
rights in every civilized country de
light to honor ready to divide his
party, and sacrifice his principles, in
the futile ho? of receiving tfie nomiu
,it!i?i fir rim iunt nrpsidpntial term
j from the next general Republican Con-
i vention. ins injurious sieeciies m me
1 Siuth, his carping at the Ku Klux
law, his faint and feeble aid in the
warfare against the odious lammany
thieves of New York, and his! open and
venimous attacks ujon the jollicers of
Government, appointed by (Jen. Grant,
clearly indicate the feelings ami aspira
tions of his mind.. f
How little does Mr. (Jreely under
stand of the sentiments of the eople
resjecting his . present course of con
duct. How little does ho' think .that
the idea of nominating him, n opposi
tion to Gen. Grant, is simply redieu
lous. The nlsurd excentricities of his
character. His complicity fvith the
follies of 44 table fuming," 44 free love"
4 communism " and every other " ism"
are two well known, and, however,
rnirf Tisviiilo ti!-.v nrkftlillld flnil OVPll
ioiiow some oi ms suggesiioii.-s mej ure
far indeed from committing (the ludi-
nrrma nlwurtlitv nftiittino- forward the
follow some of his suggestionsi, they are
m a. a 111 I IS
crous absurdity of putting forward the
poor, old, half crazv white coated ad
dity, of The A'. 1'. Tribune, asthe pres
idential candidate of the great Repub
lican party in the next general elec
tion. Such an idea would only elicit a
ment. Jh s
the case is still worse in inc.
instance to which we have re-Ir-Mpf
.Tnstirft Chase stood de-
servedly high, in times of peril and
danger in tnegood opinion oi an nu
patriot. He is a man of education and
native l ability, and, although by no
means h lawyer of eminence, yet able
to fill hi high place with credit and
decency. He owes every thing to the
favor o the Republican party, and he
ought to know that not one scrap of
preferment would he ever have receiv
ed from? Democrats, and yet. see-how
his judgment is at fault, and even com
mon sense and ordinary prudence desert
him, when the dream of a possible
nomination to the presidency floats be
fore hiri mind. Could any thing be
more humiliating to the lover of our
commen5 humanity, than to see this
venerable and truly respectable man
cringing'to the leaders of the old Dem
ocratic iiiirtv, in their last general Con
vention,! vainly striving to serve two
masters-1 paltering with words in a
double sense, and justly obtaining the
contempt of his old enemies, and the
scorn of pity of his friends.
Mr. Chase had obtained the most
valuable? position that the Republican
party had to give. A place for life, at
the headj of his profession. A plan also,
that demands entire devotion, constant
study and absorbing attention and re
quires Tor the decent discharge of its
high and grave duties, an utter absence
of till liolitical aspirations, and all
party entanglements. Yet this unhap-.
pv iiian must needs drag his ermine in
the Vcrvj mire' of Democratic intrigue,
must continue writing letters with
double ' meaning that convinced no
one and f persuaded no one, in the ab
surd and; futile hope of obtaining the
favor, arid the nomination1 of a Demo
cratic Convention, and at the same
time retaining favor of his Republican
friends.! In this direction h is at work
still, although he has not even a shadow
of reasonhbie hope.
Washij-gton, Nov. 13, 1871.
? -J For the Carolina Kra.
The Potato Solainim Tuberc
: I snni.
The potato, called by the French la
'pommel fa terre, is a native of the ele
vated equatorial regions of South Amer
ica, and (is still to be found in a wild
state in the neighborhood of Quito and
other piaces. It appears to have been
introduced into North America and
cultivated bv the Virginia colonists as
earl y as i s 1. A few years later it was
carried to England by Sir. Walter Ral
eigh. The varieties of the potato are
numbertess! and, while old sorts are
constantly disappearing, new ones are
every year coming into notice and tak
ing their places. The duration of va
riety is believed by Knight and others
to bp liniited to fourteen years. Very
few sorts continue to be cultivated even
that length -of time. New varities are
readilv produced by planting the seed
-found inHhe balls. The operation is a
simple one,. ami should more, frequent
lv be uitdert:ien.
There is no doubt
varieties will yet be obtained
wav far superior to any yet
uirrmsoF tiik potato from
Tho il ints from the seetls are about
as hard vj us tomatoes and may be sown
in the sajne way either in a hot-bed or
in the open air. The former is the pre-ferrable-way.
They should be hoed
often, and dug early, or before the fall
rains and cold nights. Some years they
will grqw large enough for the table,
but are not fit to eat until three or four
" Each hill should be dug by itself, and
all small and unhealthy tubers thrown
away, and the good ones labeled and
put awav carefully for another year's
planting. Any plants that have been
well cultivated, and only produce small
tubers the first year, will never after
ward ripen in season.
The second planting will need care
and close attention through its growth.
Observe the time of flowering, and time
of the decay of the vines, that when
tligging them you may have the histo
ry of every hill, for almost every hill
is ii family by itself. At this time
many sorts can again be rejected, re
serving only those that promise good,
or indicate the object in view.
Wom i:n auk Citizens and Compe
tent to Become Voters, Needing
Legislation to ,tiiat End. This
morning an important decision was
given by the District Supreme Cotirt
(through Chief Justice Carter) in the
eases of Sara Spencer vs. the Board of
Registration, and Sarah E. Webster vs.
the Superintendent of Election.
The question involved in these two
actions is whether the plaintiffs have a
right to exercise the elective -franchise
within this jurisdiction. The law con
trolling this subject, 44 the act to pro
vide a government for the District of
Columbia," declares that 44 all male
citizens" properly qualified shall be
entitled to vote This excludes, fe
males, but it is contended by the plain
tiffs that they have an inherent right
to Vote, resting in nature, and guaran
teed by the Constitution in such wise
that it may not be defeated by -legislation.'
The Court holds, however, that
the right to vote ought not to be, and
is not an absolute natural right. The
fact that the practical working of the
assumed right would be destructive of
civilization is decisive that the right
does not exist.
As regards the question of the consti
tutional right of women to vote under
thq provisions of the 14th and 15th
amendments, the court holds that un
der these amendments the plaintiffs,
iii common with all other persons born
in Che United States, are citizenstthere
of, lut that to make a person a citizen
is not to make him or her a voter. All
that has been accomplished by this
amendment to the Constitution, or by
its previous provisions, is to make them
capable of becoming voters. Judge
Carter at the same time gives as his
own opinion that this clause does ad
vance women to full citizenship and
clothe them with the capacity to be
come voters, but that Congress, the
legislative jower of this jurisdiction,
as yet, has not seen fit to carry the in
choate right into effect, as is apparent
in the law' regulating the franchise of
this District. When that shall have
done, it will be the pleasure of the
Court to administer the law as they
find it. : ' :
It i iinrlprstood that the nThfntiffs.
will take the case up to the Supreme
Court of the United States, believing
v.uui i ui jm..v.
lhat while our District Court may hes-
ltate to 5av that the act of ConCTeSS
Ttate to .-say that the act of Congress
limiting the right of franchise in the
District of Columbia to male citizens is
unconstitutional, the Supreme Court
of the land will have no such hesitancy.
universal shout of ridicule and con
tempt, and no Convention of our people
would venture to entertain it for a mo
A Disgusting Subject.
It is quite evident, even to an outside
observer, thatseriousdissatisfaction ex
ists inside the so-called democratic par
ty of North Carolina. There are, and
alwavs have been, two wings to that
party. One was composed of the . for
mer whigs and the other of the former
democrats. One was led by ex-Governor
Bragg, a man of extraordinary
learning and capacity, who never, in
anv performance, falls into mediocrity,
and the other was led by ex-Governor
Graham, Who is far below Bragg in all
intellectual qualities, and who has of
late been distinguished chiefly for bad
judgment, bad advice, and stilted
speech. And what made ft worse,
both for Graham and the Graham wing,
was that Josiah Turner was hi3 imple
ment and he was Josiah's patron Saint.
And Graham and his wing had to bear
a good share of the odium and disgrace
which attached to Josiah's blackguard
ism. -Just at this time the Bragg
wing put forward The North Carolin
ian, which, both in manners and abili
ty strikes into a high plane of journal
ism and treats Josiah, not to say the
whole Graham w ing, with lofty and
undissembled contempt. It is in vain
that Josiah continues tocry out "Chick
en Stephens," "Red-Eyed Bill," "Blow-Your-IIorn
Billy," Carpet-Bagger ,"
4Scallawag," "Nigger," 44Fat Carrow,"
44 Long Perry," &c. He has lost his
"holt." I lis friends, if he ever had;
anv, are deserting him. The State
printing is vanishing, and he is get
ting to be t reated like a common street
brawler. People who have said noth
ing before, begin to turn up their noses
at his fish-mongers dialect ; at his dir-i
tvjokes, and at his unblushing perver
sion of facts. The worst of all is that:
it is now said that Josiah fostered the
the Ku klux, urged people to go in and
apologized for-them, but, finally, be
fore the -outrage committee, swore he
never knew anything about them un
til 1370. It is. said that Shotwell cursed
him when he heard the iron bolt turned
upon himself at Albany ; and his cur
ses have been echoed back from the
cabins, and cottages, and mansions of
Rutherford, and Cleaveland, and Lin
coln, and Catawba, whose occupants
have been disgraced through Turner's
instrumentality. It is evident that a
large portion of the so-called democrat
ic party of the State does not like Tur
ner and the Graham wing any better
than does Shotwell and other victims.
It is undoubtedly the opinion of many
that Turner is more deserving a place
in Albany penitentiary than Shotwell
and Owens. .
When we commenced this article it
was with the intention of pursuing this
subject onlv to the limits of a paragraph.
However, after what we have said
above, let us pursue the subject furth
er. More than two years ago, in the coun
ty of Jones, seven cowardly villians
concealed rhcmselvcs by the side of the
road, and as Mr. Colgrove, the Sher
rift' of tliat county, rode along they put
through him seven bullets at the first
volley and six thereafter, killing him
instantly. Turner has ever since reit
terated that Colgrove had been two
years and six months in the Sing-Sing
State's prison, and put that forward as
a justification of this crime. .
Some months altera colored man na
med Outlaw, in Alamance, was taken
from his house and hung by Turner's
friends. He was a perfectly respecta
ble and reputable man, and no authen
tic charge has ever been brought against
his character. Turnertrumped up some
storvto the effect that Outlaw had
made improper advances- to a white
woman, and that was his justification
of that crime, x
Sooii after a den of Ku klux decided
to murder Senator Shoffner, of Ala
mance, and actually started on their
nefarious errand, but were frustrated by
one of their own number. Turner soon
after publshed Shoffner as a disreputa
ble character; who had boiled the flesh
from the bones of a dead negro girl, in
order to sell the skeleton to a physician ;
and that was his justification of that
J. W. Stephens, another State
tor, -was murdered in the court
nt Cn swell, inonen davlisrht. by
of Turner's friends. Turner's justifica
tion of this crime was that, as he said,
Stevens had been indicted for stealing
And in all the hundreds of. outrages
which have been committed in this
State bv persons who were stimulated
to their deed by Turner's course, there
has been scarcely one for which he
has not in some way found excuse, or
defended, or palliated. His foul and
venomous tongue has assailed alike the
virtuous aud the innocent, and from
the Chief Justice of the State down to
the humblest citizen, no man has been
safe from his calumny. He said in his
testimony before the outrage committee
that "he had no choice in stinking fish,"
a witticism upon which he has gratu
lated himself constantly since. One
might suppose that he had fed on stink
ing fish all his life.
That there is a large class of men in
the State, acting heretofore with the
democrats, who were disgusted with
Turner's course, we never have doubt
ed. They revolt alike at Turner's bil
lingsgate and at the Ku klux outrages
which his course instigated. They in
tend to emancipate themselves from
the disgraceful connection at whatever
cost, as preparatory to conducting po
litical discussions in accordance with
the rules of civilized life. They are
heartily ashamed of him and of them
selves for tolerating him, and early in
the next session of the Legislature they
will cut him off from the State printing
! and thus dig his political grave, 117
minyton lot. '
True to the Last. During the
Commune an eminent surgeon in Paris,
who had no sympathy with it, employ
ed himself in aiding the wounded who
were brought to his hospital. His chief
assistant was a woman a Communist
who, dav and night, nursed the woun
ded, and was the most valuable assist
ant the surgeon had. When the Com
mune fell, the surgeon was arrested and
marched to thedrumhead court-martial.
He supposed he would be shot Ashe
approached the door of the tribunal, he
met his late female assistant coming
out between two soldiers. 44 Why,
Adele," he exclaimed, 44 how came you
here?" The woman fixed hard eyes on
him, and said, "Idon't know you, sir."
The surgeon concluded that his case
must indeed be hopeless, as this woman
declined to acknowledge his acquaint
ance. Nevertheless,i-he got off some
how, and then learned that at the mo
ment when Adele said, 44 1 don't know
you, sir," she was on herwayto.be
shot, and was shot. For fear of pre
judicing his case, she had repressed any
disposition to cry to him for aid she
had denied herself the last word of
sympathy proffered on her way to
death, i '
A bafey is like a sheaf of wheat, be
cause it is first cradled, and then thrash
ed , and becomes the flower of t he fa m i 1 y.
( From Hickory Tavern Eagle, Dcm.
! Ku Klux Confessions.
From all appearances there seems to
be a general disposition in Catawba
and Lincoln counties, among those
w ho were unfortunate enough to be de
coyed and entrapped, innocently, into
the Ku Klux organization to make a
full confession of the whole matter and
wash their hands forever of this order.
In this they do right. Let everyone
come out of it and save further trouble,
expense and anxiety. Listen no longer
to your leaders. They have taught you
ifalselv. They have misled you. Leave
jtheir counsels at once, before you are
We would further advise you nbt to
pay one cent to Ku Klux lawyers or
anybody else. It is money thrown
away. They are like the man in whom
is combined both doctor and preacher.
He charges you to death for doctoring
vou and then charges you for preach
ing your funeral thus he commences
on you when you are in pretty fair
health and never quits you until, per
haps, months after you are mouldering
in the dust. So with the lawyer' that
got you into it, now! he wants to charge
you to get you out.! We talk plain, but
'we. are independent.
I Some have maintained a dead silence
in regard to this thing, others would
wink at it. Some would say, are you
wink at it. &ome woum say, are you
nnt nfmiri to tnik so? others would
make all sorts of .apologies for it t
leadingon the innocent to ruin, and giv
ing it aid and comfort,
i The best way for you now is to throw
yourselves on the clemency of the Court
If they do their worst you will at
least save money by this course. .
Our ixsition in regard to this thing
is well known. We have counseled
against it all the time, and together
with most of our good citizens we be
lieve, in a great measure, have saved
Catawba from being overwhelmed by
it. . , ;
j We have no doubt but that there was
a powerful' effort made to involve the
whole County as well as others in this
! We resisted it with all our power and
now we are being thanked for our
course every day. We have done noth
ing but what we conceived to be our
duty as a good citizen. We have al
wavs took our own course in all public
matters. We pin ourself to no man or
no set of men. We never have had oc
casion to regret any position of ours as
to any matter agitating the public
mindV If we had been a leader in this
thing, or had been silent, or had apolo
gized for it as some have done there
by giving aid and comfort to it, we
would now fell like hanging ourself to
the first limb that presented.
We feel satisfied from what we have
seen and from what we see and hear
every day, that numbers of innocent
young men, and old ones, too, were
most nnwlttingly enticed into this
thing, and for them we are sorry and
for them we speak. We have been
threatened with Ku Klux vengeance
because of our opposition to it, as we
learn, not by rank and file, but by
some of the leaders.
! Many of our citizens were threatened,,
as we learn from members of the order.
We can truthfully say that all we wish
now is peace 'and quiet. We have no
malice or paasion to gratify. We want
the thing settled. We want all who
boinno- tn it to come out. and we are of
: opinion that the easiest and best way
6 a lull coniession. me names tn an
are known. There is no use of hiding
put. Come up and rather than keep the
thing before you put it forever behind
i We have in our possession a letter
from the Governor, promising to do all
in his power to pardon or relieve all
those who will come forward aud with-
r draw from it. This is what he ought
to do and we are of opinion he will do.
Now do your part. He, (the Gover
nor), we will add, makes no promise
for the leaders, but for all those who
were deceived and persuaded into it.
The letter was not written to us,: but
was handed us by a friend and citizen
of our town.
We speak for our innocent citizens
and our section of the State, others may
speak as they choose for theirs. It mor
tifies us to see so many of our young
men running off leaving the country.
We have every reason to believe that
it would be best for them to remain and
renounce this order. .
! A Fatal Hunt. Another instance
of the pitcher going once too often to
the wells has occurred in India'. Cap
tain Doig, an infantry officer, had be
come renowned as a tiger hunter, and
the fame of his exploits had even rcach
;ed Europe. He was supposed to be in
vincible, had performed almost fabu
lous feats, and was held by the natives
to bear a charmed life. The poor gen
tleman was, notwithstanding, killed
by a tiger early in September. He
went out one day and had a brilliant
'success, slaying a fine tiger single-handed.
Four or five - days after, news
came that another tiger was lurking
in the same place, about six miles from
the cantonment. The new arrival at
once began to distinguish himself by
slaughtering bullocks, and Captain
Doig resolved to bring his sport to an
end. Unaccompanied save by his own
Shikaries," the hunter repaired to the
spot. The savage beast was soon found;
and Captain Doig got rather a long shot
at him, and felt sure he had hit him"
in the head.His impression, however,
was that the tiger had got off into the
jungle not much hurt, and that he must
beat again for him in a fresh quarter.
While preparing to do this, Captain
Doig, being at the moment alone, the
enraged animal suddenly leaped from
cover, and in an instant seized his foe
and bore him to the earth. Captain
Doig afterward said that the onset was
so swift that he never i even saw the
beast until he himself was on the
ground, and being, as he expressed it,
44 calmly eaten." A horrible struggle
ensued, the ''Shikaries" sprang to the
rescue, and the intrepid hunter actually!
fought himself out of the tiger's clutch
es, and not only that, but managed to
destroy him. The encounter was never
theless fatal. Captain Doig had the
Eluck to ride buck to the cantonment,
eing lifted to the saddle for that pur
pose. But he never recovered from the
shock and the frightful laceration he
received, and five days after breathed
his last. For men who get celebrated
for this kind of achievement its pursuit
seems to have irresistible facination,
and the sad cause of Captain Doig has
We are told that
hnrn fverv five
"in London a child
erateful our children should be that
V. . ... m . T 1 I ,IT
tneir lot is nor. casi in .cngianu. e
don't see how a child that is born every
five minutes gets time to play marbles,
learns its A B Cs, throw stones, or
nursue anv other juvenile study. Those
Britishers do have the queerest
tom don't thev.
LA1TD AND IMMIGRATION ASSOCIATION,
Forjhe Promotion of Immigration to the Smith,
I BUTLKR, CHADWICK, GARY CO., Agents,
. CHARLKSTOX, 8. Oi . .
A Series of Concerts will bo given tinder the Auspices ol"
The South Carolina State Agricultural and Mechanical S
AT THE ACADEMY OF
Commencing January li, 1872, at which Dran-ing3 will take Pla-e ami .lijt i
...o.i r T i-L-nt HnMprs of the entire L
Academy of Music Building at Charleston
And Cash in Various Amounts Making in all
2.405 Gifts, estimated ax $500,000.
' I - : . i
All Ordefs Strictly Cbnjldential. For' references and full particular send for
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hn fnllnu-inor nrll klinwil ( ieiltlenieil ! f ! "
T? iWRTCilIT. of Geonria. I
Gen'. BRADLEY T. JOIIXSOX, of Virginia
n,,;ttnnr.t Can he made to us. ttnd
T llUTLEK. CHADWICK, CAKY fc CI
Geskkai. M. C. Butlkr
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11 A n Accurate Time-keeper in indispensable
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!: $12.00,' :'!
: i $18.00,
: $ 20.00.
Single Watches of all kinds
Sold at Wholesale Factory Prices.
i Any Watch you may Want
Carefully Selected, Regulated, Securely
Packed, and forwarded to you safely any
where throughout the conntry, on receipt of
price, by Express or Mail, Free, at thesamo
price for a Single Watch as 'we sell them to
Jewellers and Watchmakers by the Dozen.
marked down at
ONE-HALF THE USUAL PRICK.;
Watches from 85.00 to 8000.00 each.
Watches for Farmers.
Watches for Speculators.
Watches for Tradesmen.
Watches for Clergymen.
Watches for Sporting Men.
Watches for Railroad Men.
Watches for Trading Purposes.
Watches for -Personal L sc.
Watches to Make Money With.
IS Watches for Presents, ii'
Watches that Wind Without any Key.
Diamond Watches for Ladies. " : ; -
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Watches with English, French, Swiss and
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known Styles. '
WATCHES AT ONE-HALF THE PRICE
i t ' ever offered by i
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; 1 any price (above ?10;, j
SENT ANYWHERE, !
WITHOUT ANY MONEY,
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WHEN IT AKKIVKS
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We are the sole inventors, proprietors, and
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NORTON GOLD METAL, - ; '
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BRILLIANCY of APPEARANCE,
STYLE, WEAR and TIME,
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! i; . COSTING $aoo or $300,
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Beautiful in Finish, .
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Always Reliable for Accuracy of Time.
Among our great variety will be found the
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reduced from 815.00 to : 12.00
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led Poliheci Nickel Works, Exposed
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Warranted, f 15.00 and ' 20.00
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Watches, warranted, ' 15.00
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all styles, $2, $3, ti, 5, and upwards.
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I . will send
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person getting up the Club. Send all Money by
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J ' . ' . Mtren'gth.
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Causes the food to diyest.
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Should be taken if
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DR. CROOK'S WINK OF TARr
Possesses .Vegetable Iiu
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in thousands rf eases
capable of curing all diseases of the
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i Cure all Chronic, Cough.,
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Han cured eases of Consumption
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that it has been pronounced ai speriii-
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Removes i)ain in Rreast, Side
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Should M taken f r
diseases; of the
WINE OF TAR
Should be tttketi
Throat ard Lung Afbncnt
DR. CROOK'S WINE OF
I Invigorates the entj re
DR. CROOK'S WtNE OV TAR
- I Should be kept in every Ik use
I and its liN-giying.
i ( Tonic properti.es tjried by all
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Is the verv remedy for
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. O K E 12. O O 'V
DR. CROOK'S COMPOUND
! i SYRUP OF POKE
Is the active medicinal
quality of I'oke Roit
. j, - " "combinetl iith the
test -preparation of Iron..
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DR. CROOK'S COMPOUND I
! SYRUP OF POKE ROOT.
Cures all disease.
depending on a depraved coj ditioi.r
ri the moo.'i.
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SYRUP OF POKE
)isj" use r
Kruptioix on tl
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j - or Scrofula in any form.
DR. CROOK'S COMPOUND I
i .1 SYRUP OF POKE
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IiR. CROOK'S COMPOUND
! SYRUP OF POKE RpoT.
Cures long standing
Diseases of the Liver.
DR. CROOK'S COMPOUND !
SYRUP OF POAE ROOT
Should be taken by all
. refpuiring a remedy
to make pure blood.
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DR. CROOK'S COMPOUND! I
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Cures S-ald I lead,-
Salt Rheum, Tetter.
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DR. CROOK'S COMPOUNDS
I SYRUP OF POKE ROr.
or the diseases it entails
more eneetuallv and speedily
1 any and all other remedies combined.
Hg. 24, 1S71. '-. 35 wtriwly.