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The Editors must not be understood as endors
ing the sentiments of their correspondents.
Communications on all subjects are solicited,
which win be given to the readers of The Era
h contalnlnz the views and sentiments of the
, " , For the Carolina Era.
Buncombe Bill Day in the House.
LETTER FROM TIMOTHY TARBUCKET
TO HIS BETSY.
Raleigh, Nov. 2o, 1871.
- I'm mighty glad to hear you got my
letter that Mister Ilanes printed for
mo. I am well and Maj. Robbins is
doing as well as could be expected.
Well, Betsy, last Wednesday I went
to see the House of Representatives.
When I got in 1 asked a good-humored
looking man what they were going to
do that day. Says he: "Why this is
Buncombe bill day." "What's that,
tzxya I ?" Why, don't you see that
gentleman over thar on the right, be
hind that pile of papers " Yes,' says I,
" Who is he V9 That's Mr. Buncombe,
of Johnston. He has Just taken a con
tract to furnish all the bills on Consti-
tutional reform which shall be required H'
. . a a xLi. i
hv the Democratic oartv this session.
And he has just brought in his first in
stallment." Just then one of Mr. Buncombe's
friends got up and says he: "Mister
Speaker, I move to suspend the rules
and make this Buncombe bill day." . '
The Speaker sorter smiled and says,
" I'm willin', all in fayorof the motion
will stop eating ground peas and stand
up." All of 'em on that side of the
House stood up, and the Speaker said,
" the motion is carried."
Mr. Buncombe, of Johnston, arose.
aud says he : ' " Mister Speaker, 1
want to introduce a dozen or so bills to
amend this infamous Constitution," and
he commenced to fill up his arms with
. The Speaker he looked in his tactics
and savs lie: " It is the opinion of the
chair that the House can't do a whole
sale business on Buncombe bill day." ;
Mr. Buncombe looked a little cross
and he says: "Do I understand the
SfK-aker to rule me down to tho intro
duction of one bill at a time?"
The Speaker he said, " Yes, we can
"only do a retail business under the
Mr. Buncombe then sent up thq
following amendments to the Constitu
tion in single file:
1st. That on Buncombe bill day the
gentlemen from Johnston shall be em
powered to introducebills by tho whole
2d. That it shall be a penitentiary
offence for any man to put any fire in
in the mountains just before an elec
tion, and if any man shall say the
"mountains are in a blaze," he shall
3d. It shall not be lawful for a nig
ger to beat any gentlemen from John
ston or from Buncombe for any office.
4th. That no person shall be elected
to any office, or serve on a Democratic
committee unless he is a lawyer.
Sth. That the returns from the late
election in New York shall not be con
sidered as a part of the new Constitu
tion. Oth. That it is unkind in Zeb. ance
to hold on to the Senatorship. j
7th. That Democratic printers shall
le allowed to charge by the letter m or
the letter b, but if a Republican printer
Hhall ever be elected in this State (and
it is firmlv believed by the General
Assembly that such a contingency will
soon arise) he shall be required to re
fund all sums overdrawn by such Dem
Sth. That so much of the oath taken
bv Democratic members as compels
said members to levy X on every
$1,1)00 worth of property, be and the
same is hereby annulled, provided,
however that all such members shall
have permission to threaten to do that
thing during next campaign.
0th. That the President of the Board
of Directors of the' Penitentiary shall
be entitled to two votes in all elections
for Warden, or on any other occasion
when the good of the Democratic party
shall demand it. ' . '
10th. That no Democrat shall be ar
rested, imprisoned, required to give
bail, or put to any inconvenience for
any such harmless amusement as whip
ping or killing niggers and scalawags.
11th. That it is tho highest aim of
the Democratic party to get into office
and stay there. . j
12. That the people of this State de
serve to be Ku Kluxed for voting
against a Convention last August.
Now, Betsy, I don't pretend to give
the language of Mr. Buncombe's bills ;
all I give is the substance.
A friend of Mr. Buncombe's he got
nn and moved that the bills be printed,
but Mr. Carteret, of Martin, says:
" Mister Speaker, I don't see any use
printing them amendments. Nobody
is interested in 'em but Democrats and
they can go down to the rooms of the
Democratic Executive Committee and
read 'em all on the journal there.
There's whar they come from." , ).
Then the Speaker set there, and all
there and yon couldn't hear anything
but the cracking of ground pea hulls
for about three minutes. t
Then the Speaker asked Mr. Bun
combe if he couldn't scratch up another
amendment somewhere. t"
Mr. Buncombe said he couldn't think
of such a thing. ?
Whereupon the Speaker declared that
Buncombe bill day had closed for this
week, and they all drawed their five
dollars apiece and adjourned. 1
Yours under the Constitution, ;
Timothy Tarbucket. j
P. S. Betsy, I forgot to tell you they
are talking about getting Maj. Robbins
to introduce his bill agin, 'cause they
say the Assembly want organized
when he introduced it before. I
As soon as I sell my tar i m coming
home. T I
For the Carolina Era. ;
WlLEIAMSTOWN, MAS8., )
Nov. 20th, 1871. j
Col. Labiaux, '
Raleigh, N. C, f
Sin: Several of my neighbors and
myself have been consulting as to the
most eligible location to move to, and
seeing your invitation to immigrants,
and we are well pleased with the in
ducements which you offer "in your
State of North Carolina, and since our
attention has been directed to your
State, we have been making inquiries
as to the prospects and condition of
things down there, and the accounts
are so conflicting that I have concluded
to write you this letter to ask some in
formation as to several matters in dis
pute among us ; and as a large number
of us are interested in the same informa
tion, I have concluded to address you
through the columns of a leading jour
nal of your Capitol, and you can reply
' A portion of us are in favor of going
eatwaru, out since seeing your puDii
cations, I myself am inclinedl South
ward, to that lnnrl of flnu-ors nnn snrinc
of which you speak. One of my neigh
bors, who is disposed to go West, says
tnai ne nas a orotner in your&taie irom
vhom received a letter some time ago,
which cave an account of some of his
travels in vour State, and havincr a
chill coming on, and a heavy cloud ris-
ing, porienuing rum uuu bwnu. uuu
passing the house of a leading tlder of
the Presbyterian Church, he asked to
be allowed to remain tin tne storm was
over, but the proprietor, learning that
ne was uorn ai me jorui, reiuseu, wmi
the remark that no Yankee orlRepub-
liriin should vprshflter under his ronf.
These, and similar accounts, have caus
ed us to continue our inquiries.
We hear that bands of disiruished
men roam unchallenged by the. State
authorities, sparing neither age sex, or
1 ? : T A t 1 .iXJ iLJl 1
cuimiuuii. ik is uiso buueu umi social
ostracism, for political opinion1, is al
most universal on the part of demo
crats. . I !
Jiidfrft . of nnrriistrirr. In sneak
ing of the state of society in North
Carolina, says that it must 5e in a state
or great demoralization, as tne leading
journals of the State speak pf your
learned and used in the most depraved
? a i ii
societv. and the wife of one of vour
most exemplary Judges, whd herself
must be accomplished from the tone of
her eloquent letters, was almost denied
the Drivilece of worshiping in in her
own church, and for no other cause than
because her husband was called a Re
publican. I am almost persuaded of
me irum oi mese allegations (wiien x
learn that that christian gentleman and
scholar, the Rev. S. S. Ashley, has been
denounced in all the opprobious epithets
J1 Xlllingsguitr. xi, men, u.- jjuic mm
snotless a man as Mr. Ashley could not
escape, it would be hopeless for less
worth v persons. It is true that, as
stated in a Wilmington paper, a North
ern man with a family moving down
there will meet with annoyance on ac
count of his birth place and political
opinions? If so, my sons, if we move
rlnwn there, will have man v difficulties
as two of them followed that greatest of
captains, u. o. vjrrani, iu victory, aiiu
they will certainly resent any unjust
candidate for re-election, my sons and
I must join them will advocate his
election through good and ill. j
Mv friend. Judere ' . tells me
that since the last session of your Leg
islature, deadly weapons may be used
in vnnr State with comparative impu
nity. Inform us the object of reducing
the penalty on lining ueauiy weapons
with intent to kill. We see It stated
that in Rutherford county a party in
the night time deliberately killed a
man and his whole family, as they sup
posed, consisting of himself, wife and
four children, and fired the house, whem
the wife and her infant alone escaped
to tell the sad tale.:
As I rely upon your fairness jand im
partiality, and as others are interested
in these inquiries, I have concluded to
address you through the colutnns of a
leading paer of your city, and you
may reply in a similar manner,
' For the Carolina Era.
Messrs. Editors: Do allow me the
use of your columns to say a word in
behalf of the unfortunate men who to
day went to Raleigh to be triefl as Ku
Klux. I will speak of those from Ca
tawba, but it will apply to all.J
Tnis day will long be remembered by
the citizens at the different stations on
the W. N. C. R. R. The parting scenes
between husbands and wivesl fathers
and children, were enough to excite the
sympathy of the coldest hearied man
in North Carolina, and then to hear
flie curses loud and deep upon those
who originated this order, showed too
plainly that these men had been duped,
had been led astray by those who are
yet behind the curtain. These men are
legallv guilty, but we must say that
they 'knew not what they did and
never would have so acted had they
not. been deeeived into it bv desisniinfir
politicians, men who hate this! govern-;
ment, and every man who loves it.i
The Broadcloth managing gentry yet'
untouched, belonging perhaps to some
higher order, only perhaps partiallyi
. 1 ! ,1 At , .1
Known, nave iNsueu mrau wucia, u
these humble Homespun men thought
tleman to-day said at Newton
signed by one hundred of Catawba's
best citizens could be given thit no acfc
of insubordination would everibe com-j
mitted again in the county, 5f these?
men could tney oe reiurneu
iTnilin- W do believe the
ment lias satisfied this people that there
i law and that law shall be respected:
and we do trust the government will
see proper to act as leniently asj possible!
with the humble, wool hat, homespun
clothed, plain, honest farmer) boys of
the West. But we have not a word t c
utter in behalf of the beaver hat, broad
cloth covered, wire working)Olitician
who in his calm moments has jplannec
ways and means such as these boys
have executed according to the orders!
I profess to know Catawba county. j
Up to the breaking out of theKu-Klux
Klan a more law-abiding, purd and un
adultered people did not live in thd
State. ; m I i
We did not have the pleasure of conr
versing with him; but we wefe proud
to see that man who .has always adi
vised them against their course on his
way to Raleigh. I presume jto see if
he could not do something in their be
half. I allude to Dr. Ellis. Editor of
The Hickory Tavern Eagle A All he
will say should have its propel: weight,
for we know he has all the time advised
his people to obey the laws of the land,
and if others were to try and follow his
example, and let us have peace, our
State would soon blossom as he rose.
I am satisfied if these men can return
to their families, we will hearjno more
of Ku Klux in Cataba county and in
the West. In conclusion we trust the
government may see proper; to deal
mercifully with these young men of
whom I speaK. Due ior me leauers x
have no word of comfort,
fnlrf its eonrse. i
A Working Republican
Salisbury, N. O, Nov. 27, 1371."
Died, in Chatham county, N. C, oil
Thursday the 30th of Nov., 1871, Mr. R. Mj.
Sugg, of "consumption, which disease he ha$
been laboring under for several J-ears, and
has suffered greatly, though we now beleivf
that his sufferings are over, and that he 1$
at rest, with his God. lie has left a bereaved
widow and five small children, and many
relatives and friends to mourn their loss;
though their loss, is his eternal gain. " Tho
Lord civeth. and the Lord taketh avrayi
blessed be the name of tho LortLr
City papers please publish. .
MaMiaMhMltMMMMMM : j ; 1 t ' ...
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Advertiseraenta, mut be addressed to WM. M.
BROWN, Business Mansger.
All Registered Letters can be sent at our risk.
Subscribers receiving their papers with a
cross X mark, may know that the time for
which they subscribed is nearly out, and
unless they renW, after receiving three
pajiers, with a cros? mark, their papers will
b4 discontinued. j
W. WHITAKEIt, - - Editor.
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 5, 1871.
Local, State and General Items.
' jAlfred Gilmer, to be hung in Greensboro,
on the 15th is over 80 years of age. i
The machinery for a smoking tobacco fac
tory, has arrived in Asheville.
- The Cumberland County Fair, in an agri
cultural point, was a decided success.
j. . .
The cause of Queen Victoria's illness is
rheumatism in the hand and knee. ,
The Greenville, N. C, paper, commenced
as a Republican sheet it changed to a Dem
ob ratic sheet and died.
A minister in Greensboro' heard his hens
squall he struck a light, went out, and
caught a 'Possum. j
I A row occurred in Newbern a night or
two' since one man shot in the thigh, an
other brutally beaten, j
It is reported that Harry Watkins, Thca-
tre man. has just drawn 825,000 in a South
era Lottery. He can now afford to quit the
Hon. George H. Parker, a prominent
Democrat in Iowa, aays the Democratic
party is dead. Well, we thought we smelt
Henry A. Reavis has recovered against
he London and Liverpool and Globe In
surance Company a judgment for $15,000,
and interest amounting to $700.
Jos. B. Ballard plead guilty at Craven
Kunfirior Court- last week of horse stealing.
lie receives a free pass to Raleigh, and
quarters in the Penitentiary for fiv years.
, Up to this date the Chicago Relief and'Aid
Societv has received 82,508,000 cash for the
benefit of the sufferers by the fire. The
i ..... r L c -A
scontriDuuons came iroiu iunjr owiw
Ugly Rail Road Accident. The 6
(o'clock train on the W. C. & A. Railroad
ran off the track Friday last caused by a
Ibroken rail. The sleeping car was turned
lover. One lady severely injured. Several
Judcre Spencer, of the Supreme Court of
New York, has just decided that a mock
marriace. followed by cohabitation of the
'parties, and mutual public acknowledgment
as husband and wife, is a valid marriage ac
cording to the laws of that State.
The wheels of Justice, of the U. S. Court,
now in session in Columbia, were tempora
rily clogged by some irregularity in draw
ing the jury objection coming from the
District Attorney. We have every confi
dence that Judge Bond will suffer none
other than a fair and impartial triaf.
They wouldn't bitb. The Democratic
Executive Committee issued a circular some
time ago, and said something about three
dollars a day and ten cents a mile, for the
Legislators' per diem, ias one of the hickory,
solid planks, in their platform, to win on.
The Legislature has" repudiated that plank,
by voting themselves five dollars a day.
We most devoutly trust they may not at
tempt to measure their time by the letter m.
Gov. Scott, in his message to the Legisla
ture of South Carolina, in reference to the
ku klux in that State says :
"Many persons of the suspected class
Y.avtftA from tho nriner Counties, while at
the same time protesting their innocence of
crime, xf ngni irom arrest uy uunxio mo
law is not generally regarded as furnishing
a very strong legal presumption of inno
cence. It would be far better, however, for
the State, that all of this class should aban
don it forever, than that even one industri
ous laborer should be murdered or driven
away from the pursuits of useful industry.
The former are usually drones in the hu
man hive, while upon the products of the
toiling mass repose the whole wealth and
prosperity. ! ,
I am officially informed that thus far
about six hundred arrests have been made
in this State, under j the Act of Congress.
Tho nuronna arrffltMl. find TIOW. forthe III OS t
part, held for trial, represent almost every
Class in society, irum mw uuuiuio iawrer
and small farmer, to the wealthy planter,
practicing physician, lawyer, and minister
The Tabboko' Southerner Re-iterates.
We are pleased to bear testimony to
the fairness on the part of The Southerner,
in doing an act of justice to Judge Moore.
If we mistake not, the exception alluded to
proved not an exception, for the same paper
that assailed His Honor, "took it back"
by saying the Judge discharged his duties
satisfactorily to all.
Judge Moore is now holding Edgecombe
Court. He was not up 10 time on Monday
owing to the fact that he was necessarily in
this bity, and did notj leave until Monday
morning. We had the pleasure of an inter
view with him Sunday afternoon, and can
bear testimony to his r3grets in not being,
at that time, in Tarboro'.
The Southerner again speaks of the excel
lency of this gentleman, as a Judge, in the
following language: j
When J udge Moore recei ved the appoint
ment to his present position, several judicial
aspirants in this District thought it extreme
ly strange that Gov. Caldwell could not find
a suitable Republican lawyer residing in
the District I upon whom the honor might
not be bestowed. However that may Vfoe,
the sequel has shown that the Governor dis
played good judgment in his selection, and
that his appointee has shown himself wor
thy to wear the judicial ermine.
"Judge Moore's first Court was held at
Tarboro', and although differing with His
Honor politically, The Southerner was
prompt to record the fact that the Judge was
able and impartial in bis decisions, and that
he had made a fine impression upon the
bar and the public j
44 It affords us pleasure to state that the
opinion of The Southerner has since been en
dorsed and confirmed by the press wherever
Judge Moore has held a court. With one
exception, the voice of the press has been
unanimous in commendation of his conduct
and ability. During the court now in ses
sion here, Judge Moore is bearing himself
with dignity and impartiality. He has
made an enviable reputation in tnw county."
To the Exclusion of our usual quantity
of general items, we copy the - following
confessions, from Columns of The Ashe
ville Pioneer, of the 30th November! ;
j Upper Laurel, )
1 Madison Co., Nor. 25 1871. j
Mr. Editor. Dear sir : We desire,
through the medium of your paper, to in
form the citizens of this county, and all
others whom it may interest that we do
now and forever renounce all connection
with the Kuklux Klan, alias Invisible Em
pire, White Brotherhood, Ac In so doing
we desire to state that our identity with said
organization was accomplished through de
ception and ffaud, as we were informed
that the object of said Order was the good
of the country and having ascertained
that their ends are to be obtained through
violence and illegal acts, we wish to have
it known that as law-abiding citizens, such
conduct does not receive our sanction or
approval, and in denouncing it, we wish to
express our determination to act in future
with the National Republican party, to the
end that our liberties may be preserved,and
the laws respected and obeyed. We joined
this order the first of a secret nature that
we were ever connected with over two
years ago, but have never attended any of
their meetings, or assisted in any of its
raids. John H. Reed,
John J. Reed.
! Madison County, Nov, 25, 1871.
Editor Pioneer .-We, the undersigned,
having been deceived by men who should
have been better friends to us and to the
Government, were induced to join the or
ganization known as the ku klux klan.
the Invisible Empire, White Brotherhood
or White Man's Party, desire that our
friends and those who respect and desire
to see maintained the laws made for our
protection and government, should know
that we are no longer members of the trea
sonable order mentioned. In severing our
connection with the same and the party that
created and fosters it, we bid them a final
adieu, sincerely hoping that the Government
will not pause after arresting the poor and
humble men of the party, who have been led
astray by the leaders of this iniquitous or
ganization, but that those wiser ones who
ensnared them may be brought to thebarof
j ustice and punished for their double crime
first, for organizing a midnight ban
ditti, and second, for seducing men into the
same to do their nefarious and dastardly
work. After we were initiated into the or
der with no way of withdrawing without
placing our lives in jeopardy the leaders of
the Conservative-Democratic party promis
ed to stand by and aid us in the hour of
trouble; but with that' cowardice wich is
ever the accompaniment of base designs,
they flee at the approach of the ofiicers of
the law, or with an effrontery which would
put to the blush the Devil himself, they
swear they know nothing about it, and call
upon Jehovah to witness their innocence
and pvrity. Mr. Editor, if the laws are
made to catch flies only, then it were well
that in the allegorial representation of J us
tice the figure is blind-folded ; if it is other
wise, and its rigors are visited alike onple
bianand aristocrat, then Albany prison
may yet boast of having representatives
from the first families ; yea, even the law
makers may find an abode in that Palace
of Sighs. ,
J. R. Moss,
, A. E. Hensley,
M. W. BUCKNEB.
S. O. BUCKNER.
Burnsville, Yancey Co.,
November 20th, 1871.
Mr. Rollins : Please make it public
that I have withdrawn from the Ku Klux
party. I was sworn into it without know
ing or xmdersianding anything about it, and
afterwards became entirely disgusted and
quit it entirely. I never participated in any
of their raids ; we never formed any camp,
nor was I Instructed in any of their signs ;
nor did I ever attend any of their meetings.
Very respectfully, yours,
John C. Ramsey.
Amusing Dialogue. The following dia
logue is supposed to have taken place be
tween two sprightly boys, on our streets, on
" John, do you know what two ladies in
North Carolina are distinguished above all
others for the dignity and propriety of their
conduct, and the purity of their lives ?"
- "No; do you?" .
" Yes; Sally Gilmore and Kitty Fergu
son' " How do you know?"
" Because I saw their names in The Senti
nel this morning."
" now does that make it so ?'
" Because M r. Hanes, who is a great friend
to Mr. Turner and The Sentinel, and who
has written a long article filled with their
praises, says that " the name of no female
is ever mentioned in its columns except
such as have won distinction by the dignity
and propriety of their conduct, and the pu
rity of their lives, and then only that their
example may have its due and exalting in
fluence in the elevation and improvement of
our race.' "
" O, yes ; I remember now then The tfen
tinel is hold ing Sally Gilmore and Kitty
Ferguson as bright examples, is it?"
" Why certainly it is; good morning,
The Asheville Pioneer of the 30th Nov.,
contains the following notice : " Upon con
sultation among a number of Republicans
from different counties in the District, it is
thought advisable to call a meeting of the
Republican party of the 7th Congressional
District, at Asheville on the 8th day of Jan
uary next, forthe purpose of preliminary
organization for the next Campaign. It is
important that there should be a full atten
dance at this meeting, and the various coun
ties composing this Congressional District
are urged to send up delegates."
Buncombe Superior Court. Superior
Court for this county says The Citizen of the
SOth'Nov. commenced here on Monday
last. Judcre Henry presiding. , At
the time of going to press, (Wednesday 12
o'clock, ) almost the whole of the btateaocK
et has been disposed of. John Dryman, the
celebrated horse thief, has been convicted
in two cases, and there are three others
against him for trial this term. If he gets
justice his whole Terra in the Penitentiary
will not be less than twenty-five years. ;
I i "Greensboro, N. C,
.1 Nov. 30th, 1871.
To His Excellency, Governor Caldwell :
Be pleased to respite Alibrd Gilmer for
two weeks to hear petition in his behalf.
Mrs. J. A. Gilmer,
Jesse H. Lindsay,
i Chas. E. Shobeb, ;
N. II. D. Wilson,
J R. M. Sloan."
In reply to the above, Gov. Caldwell
granted a respite to Gilmer, until the 15th
This is a World of Chances. We speculate
in everything. The taking of risks is a part
of human nature. The only question is
a m tv.0n- oifot" Whoever nas read tne
.A V J -
eminent endorsements of the South Carolina
Land and Immigration Association must
be satisfied of three things. 1st. Of an hon
orable Enterprise. 2d. That the chances of
success are very great or as one in sixty
two. 3d. That a five dollar ticket may prove
a fortune which will enable a man to live
comfortly during the rest of his life.
Wyman, the wizzard, is in Wilmington I
Dan Rice's Circus will be here on the 11th
inst. See advertisement. '
The man who snatched the $50 from Mr.
Buchannan, at the show, is in jail very
properly as he has confessed that he did
the crime. I 1
Marshal Serrano, late Regent of Spain,
was present at the marriage of Minister
Sickles. Gen. Sickles married Miss Creigh
The Citizen says the number of hogs dri
ven through Asheville from Tennessee to
South Carolina1 this present season, is
something over 4,800.
It is said Bonner, of the Ledger, pays
Henry Ward Beecher and Fanny Fern,
large salaries for their trash. He'd better
expend that money for fine horses.
The Wilmington Journal, of Thursday,
makes the subject of. ita leader, " Thanks
giving." We don't think the Major was in
a very pleasant humor when he wrote it.
The corner stone of the building in course
of construction in Wilmington, by the Col
lege of Physicians and Surgeons, will, says
the Star, be laid on the 27th of this month.
The Pioneer says of Gov. Caldwells mes
sage: "This State paper we regard as one of
the most elaborate, sound and practical that
has emanated from the gubernatorial chair
for a number of years, and eminently credi
table to the chief magistrate of our State"
There are five divorce cases on the civil
issue docket of Wake Superior Court total
civil cases, 382. ' !
Number of cases on the criminal docket,
Special Court, first day of January.
Says the New York Mail: "The defini
tion of wedding ' in the fashionable vocab
ulary : means a grand crisis of clothes ;
4 bride,' a peg on which finery of all kinds
is hung ; 'bridegroom,' a sober blackJ object
following the bride, of no account in partic
ular, yet without whom there would be no
fuss, and the fun could not go on."
For the Most Part. Thursday was
observed, for the most part, in this city, as
a day of thanksgiving. Religious services
wore held in some of our Churches, and
good dinners "all over town." We hav'nt
heard that auy prejudiced opponent of the
observance of the day, ignored it by dining
on broiled herring. '
A fellow out South has commenced the
publication of a Democratic paper which he
calls the Flag. Here is what he says about
his rag it is copied verbatim : L
"Confidently throwing our Flag to the
breeze of plain common sense, we implore
the prayers of the ritious and the cash of the
I He ought&o have 'em all.
I Mary Galloway swore out a warrant
against Irinda Haywood, yesterday, charg
ing the said Irinda with attempting to crawl
into her window, and take her life. Mary
was very indignant, and declared that Irin
da had killed her once, and she was afraid
of her. 'Squire Wicker not having final
jurisdiction, concluded to refer the matter
to his Honor, Judge Watts.
I Some graceless scamp has perpetrated the
following poetry, and says that it is a Sun
day School hymn : '
44 The poor cripple has a chance for glory,
As good a chance as you or I ;
i Christ will listen to his story,
He will hear the cripple's cry.
44 He always pities poverty,
i And scorns not those who have to beg ;
! His grace for every woe's sufficient,
i One can go to heaven with a wooden
The necessity for a U. S. Court House and
prison in the city of Raleigh, was i never
more keenly felt. Our County Court House
is being used as a prison there seems no
help for such proceedings. One jail is too
small, and no other building can be had in
this city for the accommodation of the K. K.
prisoners. There are two stoves in the court
room, and Tim supplies fuel for the comfort
pfhis numerous guests. Tim is brim full
of the milk of human kindness.
I JonNNY Watson, Local of The Charlotte
Observer, has been presented with a collard
i" as high as a tree, and its leaves as large as
a cow shelter." The same donor placed at
the aforesaid Local's feet, another offering,
consisting of Artichokes. He generously
invites us up to take quarters under the col
lard leaves, "as they are sufficiently large
to shelter one more mule."
That's Aorse-pitality, at a great distance.
We decline, in favor of the calf.
He Means what he Says. The Times
says Judge Clarke made the following or
der Wednesday last :
NORTH CAROLINA Superior Court.
Craven County, j
It is ordered by the Court that the Jurors
for the term of the Court, both Grand and
Petet Jury, receive their per diem daily on
the certificate of the Clerk of the Court, and
that the County Treasurer pay the same on
the presentation of said certificate, or show
cause why he should not be attached for
contempt. It is further ordered that tho
Clerk serve a copy of this order on the
The Italian Parliament met in Rome oh
the 27th of November. A Cable dispatch
from the Holy City, of the 27th says: !
44 The opening speech was delivered in
person by his Majesty King Victor Em
manuel. In commencing, he alluded to the
events connected with the occupation of the
city, and said that Italy restored to herself
had reconquered her place in .the world.
He was con vinced that Rome would remain
the seat of the Pontificate. The relations
between Italy and all other nations, his Ma
jesty said, are friendly, and he believed that
feace would continue ; but he warned the
'arliament that they would be held to strict
account in the future if they neglected to
perfect a thorough reorganization of the
military and naval forces of the kingdom."
The Provender hangs too high.
The Assistant Doorkeeper of the House
Representatives mid'e the office vacant by
resignation. Another appointment was
made and another it-appointment the re
sult.' It is well known that Albert Wil
liams, colored, has been a blatant Demo
crat he worshipped the masters, and smiled
when they told funny tales. - He felt, that,
he was already in, as it was generally under
stood he would be the happy successor.
But, he couldn't reach the fodder the rack
hung too, high and we are told, Albert
Williams didn't get the first Democratic
vote ! Now this was keeping bad faith. If
he was promised the place, and we are told
he was he ought to have received . it. Af
ter all, it is right enough he didn't. He can
now see how far the colored people can af
ford to rly on Democratic promises. s
j Wholesale Xrice,
' : BY . - ' '
"I POOL & MOH1NG,
Grocers and Commission Merchants,
. Corner Wilmington and Martin Stu.
COTTON per ft., - ' - -: - -- - JJi
CORN per bushel, - - - t l 22
OATSper hundred, - - - 80
FLOUR North Carolina Family, - 8 60
FLOUR Baltimore Family, - 10 60
BACON per lb., - - 1011
SALT per sack, - - a 5
BAGGING - - 17
MOLASSES Cuba, new, - -
i Sugar House, - - 30
COTTON YARN - . - 1 60
CORN MEAL per bushel, - - 1 00
- i mmmmmmmmm
MARCOM A; -A.H.K,OXr.
Grocers and Cbmmission Merchants,
' Hargett Street
APPLES dried, - - - Si$ 51
; i -orrMn. - - 1 00 fcfll 60
BACON Baltimore smoked.
strips, - - , -shoulders,
N. C. Hams. - - f
BUTTE R-r-per lb. - , - -BEESWAX
per B., - - -BEEF
on hoof, - v -
44 ! ! per quarter, - - .
COFFEE per DO., - - -CHEESE
per ft., - -COTTON
YARN per bale, 1
CORN per bushel, - -CHICKENS
rper piece, - -EGGS
per dozen, - - - '
FLOUR per bbl., - - 8
FODDER per 100 fts., - - 1
HAY per 100 lbs., - . -HIDES
green, per lb., - -.
44 dry, per lb., -HERRINGS,
N. C per bbL, 7
LEATHER "per ft., - -LARD
MOLASSES per gallon, -MEAL
per bushel, - -OATS
per bushel, - -
44 i per 100 lbs., -PORK
- - -POTATOES
irisb, per bush..
4 I sweet, per bush.,
SUGAR crushed, - -
00 (g)l 00
00 ($11 00
00 1 25
75 1 00
50 (&8 00
85 1 00
extra u., -
P. R., - - -
common. - -
SAIVr rer sack.- - -
TALLOW per lb., - -
per gauon, -
! Cotton Markets,
. BY ,
GEORGE T. STBONACH,
Dealer in Cotton and Naval Stores,
Market and Martin Streets.
Receipts at Raleigh, -For
shipment from Raleigh,
For storage, - , - . -Sales
THE FIRM OF S. DIXON fe CO., has
this day been dissolved, by . mutual
consent. All those indebted are respectful
ly requested to como forward and pay up,
as longer indulgence cannot be given.
1 The books can be found, and settlement
! II. W. DIXON.
EREAFTER the business of the
1 ! - Snow Camp Foundry
will be conducted under the name of Drx
ons & Co., Iron Founders, Millwrights and
Machinists, Snow Camp P. O., Alamance
county, Ni C, who are prepared to manu
facture, at short notice
Improved Horse-Powers and Threshers,
Smut Machines, Straw-Cutters, Corn
! Shellers, Cane Mills, Saw and Grist
: Mill Irons of every Description,
I Shafting, Pulleys, Gearing, "
Also, are manufacturing an
Improved Turbine Water Wheel,
which at no distant day, it is believed, will
supersede the Overshot-Wheel in most
situations, where economy, durability and
efficiency are properly considered.
Mill owners and others who use wat
er for the propulsion of machinery, are par
ticularly requested to give this Wheel an
examination before sending their money
North for one not so good.
This company is an association of Practi
cal Mechanics, who have been engaged in
this particular business for more than
twenty-five years, and are qualified from
long training, and practical experience, to
moiro thnrnno-h wnrk of nv iob entrusted
to their care: together with the low prices at
... . 1 A. J A 1 A-w
wnicn worK nas oeen put uuuer iuo reujr
pay , system, lately inaugurated in this
nrmnt.rv. w ill make it to the interest of those
wanting any thing in our line to give us a
November, 1871. 76 w4w.
; I ; '.
In the matter of W. P. Massenbjsky, Bank
rupt. In Bankruptcy.
This is to give notice, that on the 25th
day of November, 1871. A warrant of Bank-
rnnfmr txtaa iusnod (Tilt nf thft District Court
of the United States for the Pamlico Dis
trict of North Carolina against the estate or
W. P.- Massenbury, of Warren county.
Bankrupt on his own petition. That the
payment of any debts and the delivery of
any property belonging to such Bankrupt,
to htm, or for his use, and the transfer of
oTitr nmnrt,T hv him are forbidden by
law ; and that a meeting of the creditors of
said bankrupt to prove their debts, 4 and to
choose one or more assignees of his estate,
will Ha ViaIH at . Ponrt of BankruDtcv. to be
held at the Registers office, in Raleigh, N.
C, before A. w. onaner, ii.sq., agister m
Bankruptcy for said District, on the 14th of
Decern oer, a. u., ioi, a xu o ciucn., a. m.
8. T. CARROW, U. S. M.
Per J. R. Onikl,
D. and Mess, in Bankruptcy.
Nov. 1, 1871. 78 lawSw.
JJALEIGH SASH FACTORY!
! Price List For Sash and Doors:
8 x 10, 71 eta. pr. light.;
10x14, 12 cts.pr. light.
10x12, 91 " .
Doors. 2 ft. 6x 6 ft. with sunk Pannels, $2.50
2 ft. 8x6 ft. 8, $2.75 2 ft. 10x6 ft. 10, 3.00
2 ft. 10x7 ft. 3.25
Moulded 35 cents on one side; raised and
Moulded 70 cents extra. 7
D. S. IRELAN, Proprietor,
i Corner of Davie and McDowell Sts.
Raleigh, Aug. 17, 1871. 32 wAtriwly.
90 1 20
00 (5)1 00
G (al 8
off SALE OF REAL -AJVTJ PER
N MONDAY, THE FIRST DAY OF
KJ January, 1872, I shall sell to the high
est bidder, in the town of Oxford, Granville
county, N. C, at public Auction, for cash,
the following property, belonging to the
estate of Archibald Taylor, Bankrupt, of
the county of Granville, to wit : j.
, A small parcel of very valuable wood
land of Hf acres, 21 miles east of Oxford,
conveyed to Archibald Taylor by Geo. W.
Hunt, Executor of R. P. Taylor, dee'd, in
August last. At the same time and place,
I shall sell for cash, at public auction, five
shares of R. & G. Railroad stock, of $100
each ; one piano, named in said A. Taylor's
schedule of 18th August, 1871. Also several
bales of cotton, now in Henderson Ware
house. - RICH'D W. HARRIS, "Assignee, '
of the Estate of A. Taylor.
Nor, 11, 1871 25-td.
010 D AH BICE'S
PARIS PAVILLION j CIRCUS
Will exhibit at
Raleigh, Monday, Dec. 11,
Afternoon and Night
Introducing the Grandest and Greatest
Arenic Entertainments ever pre- .
- sented in America,!
' embracing J 1 i
Gorgeous Military and - ,
Civic Paeeants. Tournaments. I
National Grand Entries, Patriotic i
Tableaux Vivant, Aboriginal
' Pampas, Scenes and Shifting
Living Pictures of
and introducing the most complete Com
panyof celebrated Artists that have rer
been engagea ior i
Equestrian and Olympic Pastimes,
who are supplied with costumes fitting, for
their stations Furs, Velvets, and Cloths of
the most celebrated manufacture. I j j
- i I Ml ,
ANCIENT AND MODERN ARMOR
of great value and dazzling sheen. Trap
pings and Horse Equipments of rich and
elaborate workmanship. II
The carefully chosen Company Includes
the .;: I !., .j
MOST CELEBRATED ARTISTS
Who have ever entered the arena, among
' LORKNSA MAYA, ' !
King Cloxcn of Paris, j i
His first appearance in this country in. a
character purely the conception of i
his mirth-teeming brain. :
J A M E S CO 9 K,
The Great Enalish Clown,
BILLY BURKE ,
Pantomime Clown, and Funniest of Felt
Crowned Fools, j
OLD DAN RICE
Will appear in his old time character of the
Nation's Humorist. His first visit
to this section of the South
in twenty-one years
!' THE INFANT WONDERS,
ARTHUR & ROBERT,
Only O and V Years jOld,
In a scries of Death-Defy ingj tual Flying
Trapeze -uvoiuuonsj j
WILLIAM H. MORQAlf,
Tho Champion Bare-Baokand Hurdle Rider
The CYNOCEPHALUS, or Man-Monkey.
Fred. O Brji!en,j .
The Champion Leaper of tho World, who
performs the incredible feat of turning a
Double Somersault over ten horses,
with a pyramid of five men
on top or tnem ; aiso,
" . . .
turns a single som
ersault over i
The Wonderful Gymnast,
The Great Nelsons : ;
Prof. Nelson and his Lovely and Extraor
dinary Children, in their Elegant Salon En
tertainments comprising feats never before
accomplished by either child oradult.
THEODORE TOURNARE, '
The Mercury of the Horizontal Bar,!
W. W. NICHOLS, , !
An Accomplished Equestrian 'Of the old
MASTER DICK CLARKE,
Tho Leopard Athlet.
MRS. J. H. TREWOLLA,
In their Great Classical Double Act. .
MISS LIZZIE MARCELLUS,
The Universally Recognized Queen of the
WILLIAM G. MILES, -
Tho Joe Jefferson of the Ring.
And a large force of First-Class Tumblers,
pers, Riders, Gymnasts, and General
formers, all of whom will appear at each
entertainments in Glittering Papents, Gor
fjeousand Impressive Tournaments, Tab
eaux of Truth and Grandeur, Jolly Funny
Pantomimes, Equestrian Spectacles of Grace
and Daring. L '
All the best features of the Gymnasium,
Entertainments of Untold llerit,
Under the immediate Management of
OLD DAN RICE, L
Wh6 will most positively appear at each ex
hibitions, introducing hLi
BRUTE AO T0HS,
BLIND EXCELSIOR, Jn.,r STEPHEN A.
DOUGLAS, and the CLOWN MULES,
PETE AND BARNEY. ,!
THE BEAUTIFUL LEXINGTON FIL
LEY, REBECCA, PERFORMED BY
Miss LIZZIE MARCELLUS, AND
THE AUDALUSI AN SCHOOL (;
MARE, JULIA, j t k J
Doors open at 1 and 7, P. N. Grand
Entrees at 2 and 8. j t j , .
Admission, Adults, j i. 11.00
Children, Under 12, . J ; 50
- S. E. CRANE,
Advance. Contracting and Adv'tr Aft't-
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