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; Last Ditch.
Xortli Carolina Ku KIux;nnd Dem
)cnits are In their last ditch. The life
of the Dens and the party depends up
on the August and November elec
tions. . At the timeof Mr. Lincoln's election
to the Presidency, the record of the
Democratic party was not more objec
tionable than that of other political par
ties of that day. Twelve years have
elapsed. Times have changed. The
Democratic party has undergone a rad
ical transformation. Its record from
1SG0 to 1872, Is blacker than the smoke
which continually ascends from the In
fernal regions. There is not an act of
the party since 18G0 which entitles it to
the respect or confidence of tho people.
Steeped in Infamy dyed in fratricidal,
blood responsible forthe- woe and
desolation- of the last twelve years
this party throws to the breeze the en
sign of the Democratic party, and asks
the people to adopt its principles and
place its representatives in power!
Records are dangerous. We might go
back to 18C0 and unearth the villanies
of the Democratic party up to the pres
ent. We shall content ourselves with
refreshing the minds of the people of
this state with the prominent acts of
the Democratic party from 1SG7 to the
present: believincr that five years of
political infamy, crime, and murder
sufficient to consign to oblivion and to
perdition if possible, the last vestige off
the Ku Klux Democracy.
The Republican party of North Caro
lina was first organized in March 1SG7.
The Reconstruction Acts were passed.
The Republican party accepted them
as a fair settlement of the troubles
growing out of the Rebellion.; The
Democratic party took the position that
the Acts were unconstitutional. The
opposition to the Convention of 1863,
was feeble. Convention Was carried.
The Constitution was framed and sub
mitted to the people. Extraordinary
efforts were made by the Democrats to
defeat the ratification of tho Constitu
tion, by refusing to hire, patronize, or
assist in any manner, any and till men
who voted the Republican ticket.
Democrats proposed to starce everj
man, . and his family, who did not
give up his freedom, bury his man
hood, and become a slave to the
behests of that party. Ninety-six thou
sand men who voted the Republican
ticket in 18GS, would have been tortur
ed to death by the cravings of hunger,
had it been possible for the Democratic
party to have starved them. Tho will
to do it was manifested on every occa
sion. An attempt'was made to put the
plan into execution, 'but It failed as all
machinations of the Devil and his allies
must fail while the Christian religion
is a reality and a Just God reigns in
Heaven. !
After the ratification of the Consti
tution, the Democrats held a. State
Convention in this city, Gov. Graham
presided, and laid down the no of
color as the dividing, line between the
Republican and Democratic parties.
This was ah attempt to array the races
against each other, and thus force every
white man into the ranks'of the Demo
cratic party. About this time the Ku
Klux Klau was first organized. -The
ideas having been suggested by the or
ganization of tho White Man's Party.
Grant was elected. The Democrats
were convinced 4 that they could not
carry the State by legitimate political
warfare." Hence it was that the Ku
Klux Klans were organized and turned
loose upon the Republicans of this and
other Southern States. Through the
murders, whippings and outrages of
every conceivable character, the State
was carried by the Democrats in 1870.
. The first act of the party after the
meeting of the Legislature was to ma
' nipulate. the Senate so as to secure a
two-thirds majority for the purpose of
convicting Gov. H olden. The Dens
had ordered their Representatives to
impeach, convict and disfranchise Gov.
Holden. These orders were obeyed.
The Democratic party forever disfran
chised Gov. Holden -at the very time
when that party was" petitioning the
Congress to extend General Amnesty.
Had there been .no. developments in
the Courts and by the Congress of the
most damning character and the expo
sure of the many murders and minor
outrages committed by the Klan, peo
ple might have remained in ignorance
of the true reason why Gov. Holden
was impeached, convicted, anddis
franchlsed. Tho light has been let In
upon - the organization, the workings,'
and the crimes of the Klan, and the
people know that Gov. Holden was im
peached became he attempted " to put
' down the Ku Klux. '
The acts of the Republican Legisla
ture passed with a view of protecting
the week and defenseless from the out
rages of the-Ku Klux, were repealed.
The Shoffncr Act as it is called was re
pealed in hot haste. Every facility was
given by the Legislature, which has
just adjourned, to entice tho. Ku Klux
to outraee aud murder with impunity.
in accordance with the programme of
the Ku Klux which has been carried.
-oat in Tenneoe, West Virginia, and
Missouri, the unconstitutional and Rev
olutionary Convention act was passed.
f the people of Rutherford and other
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counties had backed down and allowed
the Ku Klux to continue their outrages
without endeavoring to brinjr them to
justice; and had not the U.lS. Court
convicted Shotwell and his fellow
criminals, Convention would have been
carried. Revolution would have fol
lowed, and by this time not a vestige
or Republican liberty would have Deen
left the people.
The Ku Klux Legislature which re-
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centiy aujournea, iauea in every in
stance, excepting, the bill proposing
Constitutional " Amendments', j to make
good their promises to the. people. In
the language of Dr. Cook, Democratic
Senator from Wilkes, "their whole
legislation was in the Interest of the
Ku Klux." " In their over-zealous ef
forts to aid their Ku Klux allies, the
trood of the State was forgotten.
Tamu were enacted solely for the
purpose of making political capital.
The law of evidence was amended so
as to evade -the penalty of the law.
Mr. Graham, of Orange, proposed to
extend amnesty to every man who has
Ku Kluxed a Republican. The will
of the. Democrats was good put they
nfrnid to pass the bill.- Members
of the Legislature, charged wjth high
crimes, , were allowed to retain their
seats. Petitions from the people ask
ing that said charges be investigated
and the guilty members expelled, were
rejected. The right of petition sacred
to every freeman received a stab at
the hands of that party whose jvoice (?)
is continually heard in defense of civil
liberty! Laws were enacted abridging
the liberty of the citizen. The Congress
was denounced because of thej passage
nf thnKu Klux Bill. The conviction
of Ku Klux were denounced as crimes
orroincf fivil lihertv. Two vears of
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Legislation were exhausted In making
political capital for the Democrats, and
in enacting lavs to shield jthe Ku
Klux. Burglary wt.s made a capital
offense with a view of hanging negroes;
but Ku Kluxing was made &misde
meanor to prevent Democrats from tak
ing up their residence in Fort Bledsoe.
The campaign of 1872 is upon us.
People of North Carolina! Wherein
have you been benefitted by jhe Ku
Klux Legislature which adjourped two
weeks ago? Are your taxes lighter?
Is the State debt less than itwas in
1870? Where is the Retrenchment and
Reform promised? The State Printing
is an instance of both : Instead of giv
ing it out to the lowest bidder,' which
would have been retrechment prices
were fixed, and the printing was a sec
ond time given to that officej which
swindled the State out of more than
three thousand dollars. That the peo
ple will think of placing this party
thenartv of crime and falsehood in
nnwpr n?min this summer, we do not
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Freedom. The following letter ta
ken from The Rutherford Star is sig
nificant. It shows that the- Jhonest,
hard-working yeomanry of the country
are free once more. The knife and bul
let of midnight assassins in the jnterest
of the Democratic party, areNnoj longer
feared. Men are now free to exerpise'the
privileges of American citizens with
out let or hindrance from any 'source.
There are thousands of men Jin the
Southern States who will sever their
forced allegiance to the Democratic
party just as soon as the Ku Klux'are
effectually suppressed.
Ten thousand men in this State who
voted with the Democrats in 1870
through the fear of the Ku Klux ter
ror, will vote with the Republicans
this Summer. -Mr. Hamrick says :
Shelby, Cleaveland Co., K. C,
February 6th, 1872.
' .Messim. Kditoks: I have voied ' the
Conservative ticket for the last two years,
through ignorance and ear, but I jwish to
announce myself a true Republican to the
people throughout the State, and show the
Conservatives that I will never support such
a set as they are any more. They brought
on the war, and when they failed n that,
they set up a secret organization to get in
power by whipping and mnrder. IJy the
providenco of God this has failed, and I
hope they will fail as long as they resist the
federal government. I ask to be remem
bered by all honest men who love pe fed
eral government, and I ask the friendship
of all true Republicans of every race. If I
am allow ed to get to the polls on next elec
tion, I will support the Republican party
instead of these men who I hare heretofore
supported. ; , " N
Yours truly, "
B. IT. Ham kick.
Of this letter Tlie Rutherford Star
truthfully says: - I .
Had Mr. Hamrick written this
months aero, the lash would have
him back, or the assassin's bullet havo si
lenced him forever. Bnt they dare' not do
it now. . , I
The despotic rule of secession ku klux
villains, is . passingaway. Their doom is
sealed. Ilonest men are breaking the
chains which bind them to these corrupt
leaders, and, are taking their places in the
Tkartv which has for its -motto: "Justice,
Liberty, and Equal Rights, to ourselves,
and to our fellow men.
Sponge Cake. Beat well together
the yolk of 10 eggs with one pound
white powdered sugar; and then stir
in me wniies, wuku w ohu 4
Beat the whole ten or fifteen minutes ; j
then stir in, gradually, half a pound ,
sifted flour. Spice it with nutmeg or
trmtm Tina OI leuiuu. xa&.o iu iucui-
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The jEdltor must not be understood as endors
ing te -sentiments of his correspondents.
Comnifanlcations on nil subjects are solicited,
which; will be given to the readers of The Eea
as containing the views and sentiments of the
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Retrenchment and Reform The
Getu Jackson "became President of
the United States in 1820. The warfare
against Mr. Adams had been unparal
lp.ffnr hittprness. his dnrjonents hav
ing one to the extent of declaring that
his Administration should mil "tnougn
At r-r-r t - k. .
tMiro na rn nnoeis uiri.e.veii." jx. uru-
scriptive policy towards political oppo
nents haa not Deen pursued Dy any
AdministratioJ. - up to that time.
Homrlaint had been made against Mr,
Aiinms. hut the facts were that duriner
the four. years of his administration but
four removals from omce were maae.
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With scarcely the snaaow oi eviaente
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that the freedom of the Press had been
invaded, and the patronage of the Gov
ernment, brought into conflict with
lio ffoAdnm of elections.
aon -Tnoksnn ws elected to remedv
all this, and to clean out "tne Augean
stabl " generally. How -well he suc
ceeded, may be inferred from the fol
lowing extract trom a speecn,aenvereu
in the ssenate or ine unueu otaies m
1850. ibv Hon. Freeman Smith, of Con
" Gen. Jackson, at an early day alter
his accession to office, entered into a
wholesale svstem of Broscriution or re-
mo val for opinion's sake." During the
first year he dismemoerea, prouauiy,
nnf Icksei thnn fifteen hundred officers
the Appointees of Jefferson, Madison,
Monroe nnd the vounsrer Adims all
of tlie old Republican school." With
I -Jen em 1 Jnrkson originated the es
presslon "you must not expect jjeiuor
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crane votes uum juu iau k-
return :" and to his administration is
rino the first nnvctieal assertion, under
this Government, of the Shibboleth of
Demberacv. that "to the victors neiong
the spoils of office." lti -
The democracy oi to-uuy, hkc niu,,
of 'iji), seems intent upon nothing so
much as ferreting out fraud and corrup
tion and brinsinir about retrenchment
and reform. This is laudable and right.
But knowing that Gen. Jackson's re
trenchment was from an expenditure
of $18,000,000 under Mr. Adams, up to
$31,000,000 under his own administra-
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tion. we suspect the present cry is uj
rhlr1 tvt- n rF tna r n 1 A to ston the thief.
and feel disposed, if the reader will fol
lrmr iic to loolf a little further into the
subject, and see what were the practices
of the Democracy, wnen in power.
Martin Van Buren was the Demo
cratic President in 1839. The following
quotation from an address oi the v nig
Contention, which assembled at Ashe
villei N. C, in June of that year, and
nominated for kngress, Dr. Pleasant
Henjdersn, ofllowan, "wnose souna
Republiccn principles," entitled him to
the rctr.T.rt. of the neoDle. as asrainst
the Democratic candidate Hon. Charles
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t isner, sr., imiy convitia mc cmu
crat$ with practising upon their motto,
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"to tie victors oeiong uie rjjuuj uj k.
But 'to the extract :
"The Administration party came
into nower with the profession oi a
sacred regard for the freedom of elec
tions, and witn .a oeierminauou uwi
the ? "Datronaee of the Government
should not come in conflict with the
freedom of elections." Their practice
is to require every incumbent of office
-i t as 4- in 11 rl r tnn c
to uiKe an aunve pi - n A.fc-v,..i.,
to influence as much as possible, public
opinion in favor of their master, the
President, liut not coutent wu una
viomtion of past pledges, they impose
upon their office holders a upon
thi aninripx- fnhp. itxerl as an electioneer
.This is nrofessinar one thins:
f i iiiit . - - t
anq practising auuuici -im -crerice."
This looks a little like it might te, at
IeaTf probable, . that the practice of
levying a tax upon office holders for
party purposes, did not originate with
thej Republicans of this day. But if
tha-Republicans have taken up the
rvrftife we resnectfullv submit that
thc Democrats having lived in glass
hooses cannot cast stones.
In 1844 Mr. Clay was the Whig --residential
candioate, and was defeated.
Thb Hon. T. JL. Chngman made a
speech in Congress alter tne election,
showinsr how and why the Democrats
had succeeded in defeating him., Mr.
Tyler, it will be remembered had turn
ed Democrat. Let the following ex
tract from Mr. unngman s speecu sauw
hoiv the power aqd patronage of the
Government were used in lavor oi xur.
Polk i ' '
"TTt.'(L.-s- the President! accordingly
exerted to the utmost the power, which
he possessed over inem, i. e. ine uuit-c
holders) "going even to the odious ex
tent practiced in Mr. Van Buret? time
of Compelling them, on pain of dismls-sal-from
office, to contribute a part of
thejir salaries, to create a fund to be
used in favor of Mr. Polk's election.
At' three several assessments, oi one
per cent, each, of salary, In the Custom
House, $15,000 is said to have been
raised. One of the officers there, John
Orser, is said to have presented to the
EmpirCsClub several hundred hickory
rhihs. to enable them to beat away from
the polLrthe Whig voters, for which
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lauciaoie act ne seems iu icvcivcu
a vote of thanks -from said ISmpire
Club." ' .
The Deonlo have recently heard a
great deal - about New YbrK Custom
TTonse frauds. "Genetal order business''
&c. and the attempt has been made to
connect the iresioentw itn tnese. lx,
was necessary for Democracy to do
coTviethincr. The Democratic govern
ment of the city of New York Tam-
xnany with jlsoss xweeo,ano company
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at f-Vi IieHU, liuviiig uui i cvc.i.wj irciM
'convicted of the most infamous and
unblushing corruption and theft steal
ing not less than $?0,000,000 in three
years, and running up the city debt
from $3G,000,000 to $120,000,000 in a
little over two years, some offset must
be madeP-hence the present hew and
cry about Ieet & Co." Now after stating
that all that is, or may be found wrong
in this investigation, we do not defend,
we ask oar friends if they ever heard of
the Oovode Investigation Committet.-ia
Mr, Buchanans' time? Jf not, let them
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hear an item or two, brought out before
that committee, bearing on this sub
ject of assessments and other, matters
"Patrick Tafertv was beforelhecom
mittee. He is boss carpenter in the
Philadelphia Navy Yard, and testifies
that subscriptions of from one hundred
dollars down to smaller sums were mere-
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ed from the subordinate omcera oi tne
vard. in 1859. to carrv 1 the election in
favor of Col. Baker's ticket. Because
he would not subscribe and vote, h
ivns rpmnvefl." - . .
"John C. Dunn clerk in the Phila
Jelphia Post Office, testified that h
wan removed for the same reasons:"
The above is sufficient to show. . what
party originated and perpetuated, in
ante-bellum times at leasts" the odious
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practice or bringing tne patronage oi
the Government in : conflict with the
freedom of elections."
But we are not yet through'with
Democratic practices, -hen in power.
In 1852, Mr. Buchanan thought,-as
the Democrats do now, that there must
he retrenchment and reform : and said
the exDenditures had "reached the
enormous sum of fifty millions dollars
rtpr nnnum. nnd unless resisted in their
advance, by the strong arm of the De-
mocracvoi tne countrv. may in uie
course of a few years, reach one tun
dred millions.''1 He said "he felt con
vinced that our exDenses ouarht to- be
considerably reduced below fifty mil
lions. Well, the neoDle DUt him in of
fice in '5G when the expenditures were
m-r--.-,-rt -r-v- i 4 u inrn
$ou,uuu,uuu unoer .fierce, ana in iojs
thev were liearl v $84,000,000 on the
wjiv to his nredicted hundred millions
The corruptions of that Democratic
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auiuiuiSLmuuii were wiuiuui j iami
leL So flagrant were the in
this resnect. that Andrew Johnston
said, "this government sixty-nine
years of age, scarcely out of its swad
dling clothes, is making more corrtqit
uses oA money, in proportion to the
nmoimt. collected from the neODle. as
honestly believe, than any government
on the habitable globe." And Roger A.
Prior, Editor of The Washington States,
was forced to exclaim, "From the by
ways and high-ways of the Government,
thp. rnttt.nnPMt nf corruntion sends forth
an insufferable stench. Why are thepeo-
pic so piuuriti t tr ny siuniuvus i.c- in
dignation of the Democracy T'7
'The. Richmond Whia of that day;
18G0. exclaims. "Ours is an asre of
frauds. From the President down to
the Navv-vard "Blacksmiths, stealing
and hidinsr one for another, has been
the order of the day for four dreadful
vears wast." And crocs on to itemize as
tollows, viz:
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Oiiite n. sniior little sum ? nnrl nil ex
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cept the last two items, the work of one
Department ot,tne iiovernment tne
AVar Department.-
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xt is aiiegeu mat urant nas appoinieu
corrupt men to office and even pro
moted some who it is alleged had been
guilty of malfeasance in office. It may
be so. The President says that if im
proper appointments have been made it
is the fault of those ,who recommend.
Indeed a moments reflection will show
that, it is imnossihle for the President.
to look into the character of all his" ap
pointees. There are forty-one thousand
officers to appoint. One hundred and
thirty-three a day for three hundred
days, would nearly consume the work
ing days of our year. But how was it
.with Mr. Buchanan? Senator Chan
dler, of Michigan in a speech in I860,
states that a deputy post master, in
Lexington of that. State, 'was detected in
robbing the mail in 1857. Complaint
was made to the Post Office Depart
ment, when the regular Post Master
was removed, and his thieving Depu
ty appointed in his place Thinking
a mistake had been made, Mr. 'Chan
dler applied to have it rectified, "when
the Assistant Post Master General
drew out a large quantity of letters
from leading Democrats of Michigan,
and said, " it was . necessary for the
Democratic party that this man .should
be kept in office." He was kept in,
and " more sir," says Mr. Chandler,
"he was promoted to be the deputy
United States Marshal for that District,
after thest charges weve made and
proved." $
We now propose to pay our respects
directly to a Democratic president.
In June 1858, ' Congress authorized
Secretary Toucy of the Navy, to adver
tise for proposals for furnishing ma
chinery for seven nevv steam sloops of
war. The law allowed no -afternative
but to give the contract to the lowest
responsible bidder. . ' -
The "Novelty Works,'1 New York,
bid for the contract, $98,000. "Mer
rick & Sons," Philadelphia, bid'for the
same, $102,000, and got it. An impor
tant election was coming off in Phila
delphia, and a Mr. Patterson wrote to
the President, that he hoped to carry
the election, but that the shop of Mer
rick & Sons, when in full blast, worked
450 hand3. and 44 with that shoo at work.
tidl handed, for two weeks prior to-the
election me resuu wowa, j. inuiK, oe
placed beyond all doubt.' v
This letter was sent Dy. air. xjucnan
an to Mr. Toucy with.the endorsement,
44 submitted to the attention of the Sec
retary of the Navy." : The result was
Merrick & Sons got the contract, the
law was vioteteu (because the lower
bidder was as responsible' as the high
er,) to secure the election of a party fa
vorite ; the snug little sum ; of four
thousand dollars lost to the country,
for this purpose, and impartial men
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acquit a Democratic President
of being an accomplice in the matter.
These statements might be extended
to almost any extent. . We have only
given a few, specimens riot to justify
anything that may be wrong in the
present Administration of-affairs,' but
to show-those men who wish toreturn
to the good old times, and to bring back
the government to its original purity,
that, there was no such purity under
Democratic rule, in by-gone times, and
judging the future by the past, there
will he no such purity .as many antici
pate, shjwild that party again accede to
power. " - ' "
It is not pretended that there is no
corruption or that no frauds have been
perpetrated, under - Gen. Grant's ad
ministration, . but we do assert, what
we expect to prove when we write
again, that the recent assertion of Sen
ator mison of Mass., that notwith
standing the defects of the present ad
ministratipn, it is far purer andmore
efficient than.m6st' of its predecessors.
No previous administration has ever
been so prompt in punishing" delin
quencies among ltsomeers," is true,
and that neither the old nor tne - new
departure' Democracy can consistently
assail itr - p.
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Conservative-Democracy and the
Mechanics of the Slate.
Editor Era : My attention has
been 'called to the subject that heads
this article.- bv a communication in
your paper of the 17th, over the signa-
.nra rf t Vi" af -t- in w ifll the Writer
laments the inability of the Conservative-Democratic
so called Legislature
closed its pow-wow and gone many
of them" where the woodbine twin
eth,") to realize the changed situation
of affairs, and fulfill the promises made
when candidates before the people.
Many of your readers were not in tne
least disappointed. They did not ex
pect them to go back on a record of a
lifetime. They knew that the teach
ings of the party in power were adverse
to the ; promotion of the mechanic
that there was an impassible barrier
between them that nothing but a South
American earthquake could break
asunder. How, then, could such pig
mies on stilts, as composed, a majority
of the just defunct Legislature be ex
pected to come up to the work before
them. If the interests of the mechanic
and farmer had been considered more,
and their own chances for re-election
less, more honor would have been gam
ed. But, as admitted by some, an un
fortunate accident having given them
the power in an important Legislature,
it was their boundeu duty to so legis
late as to forever nrevent the Republic
can party getting control of the Legis
lature,; thus putting the success of par
ty above every other consideration.
These are facts that are now of record,
and will be fully ventilated during the
coming campaign.
On the advent of the Republican par
ty, a different course was pursued. The
farmer and mechanic were consulted on
all important matters. A due propor
tion of the offices of trust, honor and
profit were given them, and they were
beginning to realize that the plow, tne
oom and the anvil were assuming
thoir proper sphere. That as a class
they were no longer to be the " hewers
of wood and drawers of water." That
the time had come when intellect, not
aristocracy would govern. Old names
had lost their potency and a new oraer
of things were dawning.
The old Democracy, joined by a few
sore-headed and .disappointed old
Whigs and Union men, seeing the
44 hand writing on the wall" deter
mined to reeain their lost ground. They
gathered tbgther in midnight conclave
and organized what has-been familiar
ly known as the Ku Klux Klan. This
they relied upon as the means of restor
ing them to power. Many good men
in their Dartv refused to join them, and
even denounced the organization. But,
like the dog returning to his vomit,
they went to tho polls and voted the
Ku Klux ticket, and tnus maae mem-
selves a party to all the damnable
deeds" of that organization. The result
the ftfrmer and ifiechame has before
them. Power was regained, 'l he de
mocracy had a large majority in both
branches of the legislature ; and not a
mechanic has been appointed to any
position of trust, honor or profit, even
when every consideration of fitness was
in his favor. But, on the contrary, he
has been told in acts, if not in words,
44 go thv way for the present, just Be
fore the-next election we will call for
thee." " .
Will this classof our citizens be again
hood-winked bv the. cry-ot scalawag,
mdicnl neo-ro-ennsilitv. arid such like
clap trap gotten up lor electioneering
..w.., -l V 1
purposes Ur will tney line men whu
know their nghts,oare maintain mem s
We shall seel .
The writer of this article is a median-
- l.l I W..r1 ..
ic, and has never oeen so unnueu
prejudice , as to vote witn tne ku liu-v
Demoeracv. But if his party ft ever
guilty of that class of legislation com
plained of 41 Viator," . he is ready to
make a new departure aim join wu
those whom he thinks will do justice
to him and his friends . . -
This subiect will form an important
feature Mn the campaign the coming
Summer, and the.- kU ku Democracy
1 A 1 A
will find out betore the ciose mat, as a
class, it is not healthy to jgnore the ;
. IUJiH.tiA.nii.-.
' For,the Caroling Era. .
Secretary of Slate.
As it is Drobable the Republican can
didate for Governor will be taken from
the West. I suercrest that it would be
wisdom to select the Secretaryof State
. . " , . - .
rom the Hast. m looniing
field the name of Hon. William K.
Hauqiitox, of Chowan, prominentlj-
suggests itself to my mind, lie is a
young man of talent,Hilttrreand intlu-
jence: he is a rtepuoncan v iruu auu
tried."- He possesses Special qualifica
tions for the office, and his many friends
in-Eastern Carolina would be glad to
see him nominated. Pasquotank.-
Of Course. The Wilmington Star
of the 22nd last, is down with a heavy
article, as it supposes, on Gov. Cald
well. Like all Ku .Klux papers The
Star hates the Governor with a cordial
hatred. Nujfced.
t UJ . ." . ...
No. 38. A
Milton S. Littlefield. ,
J. Upon hearing that Governor Iteed of
Florida had been impeached and? that
the Lieut. Governor had been installed
as Governor, Governor Cald well made
a requisition for M.l ton S. Littlefield,
which he sent tip the care of a friend to
be delivered to the i Governor. The
following js aebpy of Gov. Caldwell's
letter to his friend :
"' V State of Iorth Ca RdiiN a ,
,'.' .."! 'I Executive Department,
- j Itkl&gh, Feb. loth, 1S72.
Joseph John Williams, Esq., -
- 1 V: r t 'Dear Sir I unler
standyhat OoV. Reed has been impeached,
and in now suspended from office, and-that
the Lieut. Governor in discharging the du
ties of) tho Executive OflioQ. in the State of
Florida. If this lo so, I hope you havo an
honest, upright man ac-ting as Governor
who will not protect and shield a swindling
scoundrel in his (rillanles. I take tlie lib
erty therefore to.irward to your tvdre a re
quisition for Milton S. Littlefield, and ask
you ttf do me the Savor to present it in per
son toiyolir Governor.
I also send a blank power of Attoiyiey
which I authorize vou to fill with the name
of some good, resbluto man, who is willing
to act for North Carolina as agent to bring
Littlefield safely to North Carolina in case
the Governor orders his arrest and delive
ry. f -' - ! ,
- I-will see that the agent gets fair compen
sation' for his troubleand expense in bring
ing Littlefield here. If you cannot get any
trust-worthy person to undertake this bus
iness, then under the Act of Congress it be
comes! the Governor's duty to hold him in
custody at least six months if an agent is
not sooner appointed to receive him.
- As soon' as notified of his arrest, I will
send an agent from North Carolina unless
you succeed in securing one in Florida. I
want 4 man to take charge of him who can- -not
be bribed. ! ' '
j x Tod R. Caldwell, v
1 ' i Governor of N. C.
Since the receipt of the foregoing let
ter by Mr. .Williams, the following
correspondence has been had through
the telegraph, to wit :
. Raleigh; Feb. 20th, 1872.
To Joseph John Williams: . ,
? -Have you receivedrniy
letter bC the lath ? i What result? .Answer,
i Tod R. Caldwell, Gov.
Tallehassee, Fla., Feb.lOth, 1872.
To Gov. Caldwell i ' .
If I get Littlefield, which
I think certain, will it not be best to send
twoasrents? t Jos. John Williams.
Raleigh, Feb. '2Qth, 1872.
To Joseph John Williams ': . -
j j? Do as you think best,
Send him to Buncombe.
Tod R. Caldwkll, Gov.
; Tallehassee, Flu., Feb. 20th, 1872.
To Gov. T. R. Caldwell :
! Handed your requisition
to Gov. Day prorhised to deliver. To pre
vent his surrender, Littlelield's bondsmen
have delivered him over to the Sheriff of
Leon county to ariswor two indictments for
bribery in the Circuit Court.. I am to Iwvo
another interviewto-uiorrow, with the pres
ent Governor will then telegraph you. If
I need counsel shall I retain it? .
, i Jos. John Williams.
. , Raleigh, Feb. 2lst, 1872.
To Joseph John Williams : -
. j i I have no authority to
employ counsel. : For God's sake ffet him
if you can.
Tod R. Caldwell.
Raleigh, Feb. 2lst, 1872.
To Joseph John Williams:
.... ' Employ counsel if neces
sary. - " i Tod R. Caldwkll.
The! above is all that has trans
pired up to the present time. It will
be seen that there is a prospect of get
ting Littlefield at last. Wonder if this
news will not grieve The Sentinel t
Acts of our Legislature. Of all
partizan Legislation attempted - iu this
State, which we ever felt called upon
to comment, the following little mor
ceau takes the front rnk, both in im
pudence and imprudence. It was felt
to be necessdry that something , should
be done to help the Ku Klux out of
their trouble, and hence :
A Bliils to be entitled "An Act to de
clare the Law 6f Evidence in certain
cases'." i ;
Sectiox 1, Provides " That iu the
trial of ull indictments, complaints
and other proceedings against person
charged with th commission of crimes
or offences, the person so charged shall,
fit his own request, but not otherwise,
be deetned a competent witness ; nor
shall the neglect! or refusal 'to testify,
create :any presumption against the
defendant." f .... :. v
If the above was not intended as a
bid for theTCu i Klux to come into
Court and swear themselves clears by
perjuring themselves, will theframers
inform us what it was for? Did" ever
a lawyer or jury man try a' crijiilual
whom 4 they, could really consider a
competent witness in his own behalf at
h is own request t Bah ! any cri minal
can prove analibi if he beacompetent
witness in his own behalf, "and" in be
half of others. They have only to
swap lies and under this chmso of the
act-quoted from, not a single Ku Klux
"but what would, in all probability, add
perjury to? his list of crimes against
God and man, and go 'out of Court a
still more haraenea wrercn man ever.
Oh ve toi&e law-makers and Ku Klux
sympathizers, your record, is before the
people and they; like it not I Weiebern
Times.) ' v ' ' " ,-, - ' ;
New Style Carpet-Bagger.
Sentinel in referring to the appointment
of Hon.-Joseph WT. Holden as a mem
ber of the Insane Asylum Board, puts
him down a being from - 'Omaha,
Kansas Cityjj Washington or any other
nlace.' : Now. it Is well known that
Mr. Holden U living on the very spot
where he 'was born. That he was reared
and educated, and with the exception
of one year, has always -residedMn his
native tate. We'll TDnture the pre
diction; tfiat the above notice emanated
from a man who wasTneithef born
reared or educated in I North Carolina,
arid ttiat if pnraha, Kansas City,
Washington or any - other place,V
knew The Sentinel writer, those places
would rejoice that he was from, there-
and a long way from there at Mat.
j liatea of AdrertUinci. ' " 1
One square, one time, - . , - . - fi 00"
! - " two iJmAfl . ' ' 1 ti
- . - . " " M 1V
A sqtUireisJhe'undtAc a column, and 1
.ST Contract Advertisements taken at
proportionately low rates. . . . , j j v
Professional Cards, not exceeding 1 square;
will be published one year for 12. -
, - , -For the Carolina Ki a. .
Republican McetiDg in Tyrritt,
The Spring Term of Tyrreil Superior
Court' has just closed. His Honor,,
Judge Watts, presided, and gave gen
eral satisfaction. . , . r i
On Tuesday there was. a meeting of
the Republican party for the purpose
of appointing delegates to the italeigh
Convention. Much enthusiasm was
manifested, and the" party-has every '
hope of carry ing tho county in thenejtt
election. .... ;,!.!
" With proper candidates on tho State.,
ticket and a thorough canvass, this
Congressional District will 'Rend a greet
ing to our Western allies that will as
tonish the Ku Klux gentry. Beyond
all question," our people are unanimous,
in their preference for Gov. Caldwell ;
with , us no one else is mentioned in
connection .with the Gubernatorial,
nomination. His services to the party,
his own personal worth and eminent
qualifications for the office, his bold,
and patriotic stand on the revolution
ary Convention measure, have endear
ed him to all liberal and! law-abiding
citizens. It is to be hoped that his
nomination will be by acclamation, . j.
The names of several gentlemen have
been mentioned for the second place on
the ticket, but none will trive jt more '
strength that of the distinguished gen-
tleman from Perquimans, Jonathan,
W. Albertaon. A crood lawyer. In the
prime and vigor of life, a fine scholar
an eloquent and forcible speaker, he
nnrnKinoa montr rf 4 Via t-a itt nvia1 1 tlfta
that our next Lieut. Go vexnorj should
possess. '; ... ; v !
With this ticket in the field success,
is certain, and from all that can be as
certained in this section, of the Stated
it will receive a stronger support from
the people than any other that can be
presented. One Who Knows: , ;
Less than a year ago, when hundreds
of men in this and adjoining counties
were sleeping In the woods at night, to
escape the lash, the knife, and the bul
let of the Ku Klux Democracy, and
when men, driven to desperation, wero
either talking of retaliation, or giving
up their principles to escape assassina
tion, The Star's advice was: "Bo pa
tient, but stand firm. The Blood of
the martyrs is the seed of the church.
Vengeance, though long coming, will
surely overtake the guilty. Stand firm,
but be patient. Dojiot take vengeance .
in yolir own hands. Justice will surely
overtake and punish the guilty.".
A few days after this, and. the voice
of The Star was hushed. A broken
press and a smashedup office was all
that remained. These were dark days,
but the clouds are breaking and light
is shining through. The .Republican
party in the South have been! conse
crated to their country by a baptism of
blood.' Let us not forget this consecra
tion. Let us strive to sustain and per
petuate the government which dis-
tienses civil, political, and religious
iberty to all men ; and it is bur duty
and privilege to correct whatever of
error may be found in this government
y . i t tr - .1 -V i
ior wjiicn wo intvu Kuuuruu. . j-uvfi
should we consent to place men "at tho
head of our affiiirs who have waded
through blood, and over the bodies of
their murdered victims, 'to secure the
power of stripping a part of our citizens
of their rights, and to secure the j spoils
and honors of oince. . !
But now when victory perches on
our standard, an&men can sleep quieily
in their homes, there is danger of ex
cess. Let us not give a shadow of evir
dcnc3 to the malicious lies which are
circulated, that innocent men are made
to suffer for the crimes of the guilty.
There is also danger of allowing the
guilty to escape. No amount of mon
ey, no influence- of friends, should
screen the guilty from deserved pun
ishment. Many were duped into the
organization, and were ignorant of its
real object and the means to be used to
secure it. These should receive all the
mercy that can injustice be.-"extended
to them. ; But the really guilty should
be punished, for how else can crime by
suppressed and made odious? f But this
punishment should be dictated by Jus
tice instead of personal feelings.
We confess that it is difficulty almost
impossible to hold personal feelings in
check. Now, when tlie cowardly, de
mons dare not continue their work of
midnight whipping and murder they i
abuse, slander, and manufacture all i
manner of lies upon all who. assist . in '
punishing these -criminals and reslor-i
ing the country to quiet and security.!
But we shouHi, as mucn as ties in our
power, remember who ad what tluy,
are, and "mentally. spit upon , tho pol
luted .wretches an! their miserable lie.
The Ku Klux assassins and thcii' pyh::
nnlhizers are dvinr-Oci:illv nn.l nnli!-
icallj'. They die hard, but their tlentii'
is none the -ics sure.Let, us. rejoice !.
But let 'us- be temperate now, sis w
were patient nine monthf ago. Jluft-
erf ord Star. :.; -X1-'' '- H. : ' "
Tyrrell County, In another ok
umn will be found a communication
relative , to the jiolitical situation o .
Tyrrell County. Our correspondent is
a representative man of Eastern Caro
lina, and knows whereof he speaks.
In a private note to the Editor; he says i
Enclosed find a communication
which you can insert In your paper. -I
am satisfied that the ticket suggested
has more; strength with us than any
other.- , . : : .
:; With' proper management our ve'e
can be largely increased this Summerr
The finest spirit prevails;. Unless dh
contented persons interfere anddani-.
age us by tneir ill-timed and ill-humored
r manipulations, we will lhavo mr
trouble." Cliques must and ought to be
put down. The party is not for men. K
v Won't Serve It is understood that
the recent appointments of Gov. Cah'r.
welT of a-number of mechanhs and
workingjnen on the the Boards of the
Insafle Asylum and Deaf und , Dunb .
Institution, has given great offence . to
the old aristocracy -hereabouts,! and
that In consequence, efforts aro being
made to induce the Democrats ' wlio
were appointed on those Boards to re
fuse to serve with said mechanics" and
working men. . ,

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