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0 / 75
. Official Organ of the United State.
Office, In the MBudxu-" feulldicf . Et !- of
FayetterUla Street! ' j
THURSDAY, MAY 16thf 1872.
RFPIIRI IP AN TATF TICKET
nLrUDLlunn OIAIL llOMLI.
TOD R. CALDWELL,
j Of Burke.
liar Lieutenant Governor: '
CURTIS H. BROGDEN,
JFbr Treasurer: "
.DAVID A. JENKINS,
Of Gaston. i
. ... .. j
For Attorney General: I
TAZEWELL L. HARGROVE,
i Of Granville.
' ' 1
For Secretary of State:
WILLIAM, H. HOWERTON,
For Auditor: ,
Of Cumberland. ,
ForjSvperinLndent of Fub.- Instruction.
JAMES REID, .
Fbr Superintendent of FubUc . Works :
The Era, until further notice, will
be under my control.
J. C. Logan Harris.
A Pennsylvanian announces that he
will publish a campaign paper called
"We will fight it out on this line." It
is perhaps unnecessary to add thathe
"goes for Grant," and, in another sense,
also for the ore-heads." ..
Judge David Davis Is said to be dis
gusted with ihe way he was treated at
Cincinnati, and has gone home to re
ceive the consolation of his friends. It
is thought that he will withdraw from
the canvass in favor of Grant.
Tne Sentinel says thai Mr. Merrimon,
the Democratic-Conservative Ku Klux
candidate for Governor, is from Bun
combe. The Daily Neics says he is
from WakeJ The people say he is
from the Executive Department of
North Carolina and so far from there
that he will Tiever reach it. f
Swepson robbed North Carolina of
millions. It is propaoie uiai, uiiic ui
this money; found its way into Judge I
Merrimon's pockets. If so, the money
belongs not to Judge Merrimon, but to
the State ; and honesty requires that
the amount paid, be immediately re
turned to the State Treasury.
Don Carlos, the leader "of the present
Insurrection' in Spain, is twenty-nve
years old,nd enjoys in hig own right j
M K IIL1H Ul AWMV
: he married a daughter or the uuke oi
Parma, with whom he received a large
fortune, and,has a family o one son and
two daughters. He Is of an Austrian
family, and jwas not born in Spain.
Persons attending the Congressional
Nominating! Convention at Tranklin
ton on the 15th inst., can leave Raleigh
on the mail train at 9.20 ATM. and ar
rive in Franklinton about 10. Return
ing, they can leave Franklinton by the
local freight at 7 r. M. tne same eyeu-
ing. J" " "" V'. '
1 It is highly important that delegates
should bear thi in mind.. The fare is
only $175 for the round trip ask for
return ticket. - : ' o
A freight trainj leaves . this city at 4
o'clock'P. M. this (Tuesday) evening.
Delegates and others can go down on
that train if they desire.
Voice of the People. v
K . A friend Writing from Wilkes under
V "date of May 6th, says: V : . , ; :
r I-MW hai rousing meeUnglast Thurs;
day at Trap II ill, f CoL DuU, D. M. Fur-
chei, and James H. Foote addressed large
ennrd. Dr. York was present and .asked a
division of time, which was given, but I
don't think he'll ask it again of: thebove
speakers. I never av a xaan get such a
coring. Out of about 250 votes cast at
Trap Hill, the Democrats will reoeife only
five or six. Governor Caldwell must.visif
Wilkes this Summer. Tho people are anxT
- v..'.:flTm' We are a unit for the
whole' Ucket up here. With Caldwell and
Grant wa can't be beaten." ,-'' 1 . l. .
A leading Republican ofthe Pamlico
section writes : , ' -
"We have a splendid prospect before ua
here for a heavy majority for .Caldwell in
August.' His Xriends are legion.". - I,
A prominent citizen of the Cape Fear
region writes : . ;' ' ; '
. "Gov. Caldwell win poll . the full Repub
lican strength here." t . " ; : ' ; : i
Valuable accessions to the party are
reported in Perquimans, Yancey, and
other counties. ,r .... .
- "Bepndiated, at Home. ;
"When Thk Ebjl man talks ot being re
pudiated at home, he certainly forgeti that
JudgeM errimon was nerer born in Wake.'
JSlatesvilU InteUigeneer. - ' . .. t
-r-We did not forget that Judge Mer
wa nnt " born -in Wake.' We
said ihe peoP1 of his native county
vTMidlted him. ' What are the
-ticts ? In 1865, Rev. Stewart de
feated Judge Merrimon for the ConvenT
Hon fcy majority.of. seventeen votes.
In ISPSt JndZ6 Merrimon was a candi
aic fnr. Associate Judge of the Su-
1A LJ W ' "
wmft Courts He . uraa repudiaiea -oy
the peopieof the Staiej CuacxTinbe
hLi native county-giving nearly two I
hundred majority ftffftlnsfc him. JIav
in eh0t4 hl ventli ftt the jDstance
of, and for the purpose of becoming the
confidential adviser of Geo, W. Swep
son, last year, Judge Merrimon was a
canaiuaieior wuvcuuuuiu mwuo:
ty. Notwithstanding He made ajerv
rifle canvass worked like a beaver
he failed to defeat Jas. H. Harris. Who
lead him over four hundred (votes.
Unless Judge Merrimon was elected to
the LegUlature before or during the
war, he has yet to receive the endorse
ment of the people at the ballot-box. ;
We repeat : Judge Merrimon has been
repudiated by the people of the State ;
by the people of Buncombe, his native
county ; and by the people of Wake.
The,voters of the State will repudiate
him a second time in August next.
A. S. Merrimon lie is
son's Confidential Adviser
Democratic Proof. . '
The Era of last Saturday, referring to the
nominations at Greensboro, has ajvery bit
ter article against our candidate for Gover
nor, calling him the former fast friend of
Kirk and the friend of Swepson,' Ac.
It The Era means to assert that Judge
Merrimon has ever had any sympathy for
Kirk, that he ever approved Of Kijrk's
course or endorsed, or approvea of the
frauds of Swepson or Littlefield, ve are au
thorized by the Judge to pronounce the
statement- unqualifiedly ; " false. Raleigh
News. - ' ;
Here is vhat wo said in The Era of
May 4th: - , . : . . : ; ,
A much stronger ticket might have been
nominated. Judge Merrimon cannot poll
his party vote. When it is shoyti that the
Judge dodged behind a bomb-prodf and re
fused to fight for the Confederacy, jas he did
do : that at one time he was George W.
Kirk's fast friend; that he is the'friend of
George W. Swepson; that he defended
Swepson when prosecuted by Gov. bald well
for robbing the State in company "tvith Mil
ton S. Littlefield, of millions of dollars ; that
he voluntarilv defended the Ku Klux and
endeavored to screen them from the-' penal
ties of an outraged law,' when on 'trial, be
fore Chief Justice Pearson ; when all this
and a great deal more is made plain to the
people, the nominee of the Ku Klux party
will fail to receive the united vote of his
Judffe Merrimon testified before the
Q. Do you know . of any bonds, or pro
ceeds of any bonds or hioney, or anything
of value being paid or offered to any mem
berof the committee to locate the peniten
tiary to influence him in the selection of a
site, or to any member of the Legislature or
Convention, to procure or assist inj procur
ing the passage of any bill or ordinance
through either of those bodies, or have you
any information on the subject? j
A, I answer each question in the negative
as to my own knowledge. I heard Mr. Geo.
W. Swepson say, in a general and casual
,0 perhaps more than oface, that
orScistls connected with the several Railroad
companies ror wnose oenenc legislative
appropriations had been made since the
adoption of the present State Constitution,
had paid money to lobbyists to procure the
passage of the acts making such appropria
tions. I-did not hear him state his grounds
of information. I have no further informa
Uon other han that derived from fmmon
the day, that would warraiit me in rormingl
a belief touchioer the matters embraced in
the questions propounded to me. j
Q. Do you know, or have you aiy infor
mation of the drafting or passage of any of
the railroad bills of tho sessions of 1868, and
1863-'69f ; ' '
A. I was employed 5 by Mr. Swepson -to
prepare various bills for the benefit of the
yV, N. C. R.R. Co., and particularly for the
Western .Division of that compauy. . This, I
I think, includes all. the appropriation bills.-J
, . .... i : ' r;
they became acts. -I simply drewthe,biltltion concerning revenue reform andhe
and such amendment from tkne toftime as
I was instructed to prepare. " ! J '
Gen; Clingman testified as follows
Mr. Swepson requested me to attend the
meeting of the legislature, soon to assem
ble, as he said tbat additional legislation
w:ould be necessary to enable the cbmpuriy
to execute' the work, and my assistance
would be important. He also afterjwe &ep
arated, wrote me. a letter urging nle tof'at
tend at jthe time of the .meeting. jw-ent to
Raleigh and remained there abjonMhree
months, and assisted the several lawy'ers.
Mr. Swepson engaged in preparing a num
ber of bills, and'! more frequently acted in
connection with Judge Merrimon than any
tofti Woo of timo ocilot
Crl w iiZ lPhmlnd
on ope or two occasions Mr.,B, Pi Moore
'r--"rr'r r - r- - -rr--
a -w- i v ii l A- i
with Qiir;rod;.MrSwppa0n had Kjjjber
of other things dore.: II prepared tira bills
with much care, one for-'a sort of titohiller
or general corporafkh Mr. Battlfe'I re
member," actd in perfecting these. here
were a&d 'bills f fdr thef-,sale of' thf. C.
Bead, which Mr. Merrimon and ! prepared!
The printed report ot the JFraud
Commissioners' is defective, therefore,
we desire an answer .to the following
. r n ji xi t ja n :,r i
- ' I
mon any money ? - : y K -
II, If so, why is the answer not pul
v:.-.. a .::L:
. 111. II wuuui USB. uieiiuesiiuiJ,
-A , I
, ,,.l.V. ;:ii,.-BrepBon tom iiowjuniw
money tie paid Judge MerrImon,.why
is it that the report of the Fraud Com-
missioners'does not state it? .' ? . '; : f
'.: ,V. If Swepson was hot questioned
ag to ' amount . of. money paid .Uudge.
Merrimon. we deshe ' to know 6f the
iiempcrauc?. iiuiximcu ;yyi,
whether:he receiyed.;any , money from
Swepson during the bond transactions
of Swepson and Littlefield ;if he did,
We have shows by Democrajic proof
that Judge Merrimon -. was Syepson7s
confidential adviser;' that he attended
to Swepson's business ; that he drew' or
assisted ,Mr. cungman, m urawmgau
tne appropnanon : diiis m. o r mo
Western N. CHailrc
to know of Judge
; - ,- . - - . ."..
son for thla work?,,
Shall we have tiri jmawer ? V
! ; Cincinnati Convention
nuQ nomination-of Horace
fop 6. presidency by the Cincinnati
convention, was not expected by many
T ta a TriHrr nhnnt whiVh we
I v ' nffiA: oen. Grant can not
. j w m w v ;
The Democrats may nomi
Greeley at Baltimore, or they
mav nominaxe -a rauicai : lAiujwraui;
ticket, we do "not care which they do.
The endorsement of Mr. Greeley by
trtllfth mAMBV 14 fV.ll' 6.1 flf Ail1. B tftni
crats can hope to defeat uen. urant.
ii me iH6Mvcrais uu uui cuuuiw iui.
w m ki . i-v i. J -1 1 n. II.
Greeley, the Republican ticket will
walk over the course without serious
opposition. If they - do endorse him,
the people will understand long before
the dav of election arrives, that the
contest is between the Republican and
Democratic parties, and that a vote for
Mr. Greeley is a vote for the Demo-
cratic party. Vith this unoerstanamg
th rnsiilt will be as in 1860. 1864. and
. Aside from the fact that the defeat
of 'the Republican -nominee for Presi-
HAnt. whether bv -Mr. Greeley, or by a
radical Democrat, is a Democratic vie
torv. the Liberal movement is not
based upon principle ; and as'a matter
of course, will utterly faiL as did ithe
Tyler" Convention of .44, the Cleaveland
Convention of 1864, which nominated
Fremont ;and Cochrane against Mr.
Lincoln, and Andrew Johnson "arm-
in-arm". Convention, of 1866.
The platform does not embody high
progressive principles of government
and of reform, as was to have been ex-
pected from the flourish of trumpets
that we. had before the assembling of
planks are -
; -I. Amnesty. ' ; '
; II.. Ku Klux Legislation.
III. Civil Service Reform.
h: IV. Tariff.
The declaration for Universal Am
nesty is . positive and unmistakable.'
If possible, the nomination makes this
plank more emphatic. . .
The platform declares for local self-
government by the States. This means
opposition to the passage of bills for
tne suppression oi ine
Frank Blair should have been nomina
ted on this plank, as it is a matter of
history that Mr. Greeley strenuously
advocated the passage of what is known
as the Ku Klux Bill.
,1 . The platform declares for Civil Ser
vice reform. The secret history of the
Convention. proves beyond doubt, that
the entire action of the Convention is
the" offspring of intrigue, bargain and
money. It is asserted that
money was pourea out iiko water Dy
1 A 1
the friends of a gentleman who desired
the , Presidential nomination. The
adoption of the Civil Service plank by
Tieieguiro wiiu suiu wcmvxui
and endeavored to nominate their
friends by intrigue, is a tub thrown to
reason to expect to hear of a revival of
the Christian religion in the dominions
of Satani as they have t expect reform
at the hands of Liberal Republicans so
called, or from the Democratic party.
?-The Convention was called for the
purpose of securing reform in the reve
nue and a reduction qf the tariff.' Nearly
everyone of those 'who issued the call
are blatant Free Traders. ' Cognizant of
factsj- it Vas reasonable to sup-
pose that the Convention would have
taken plain, positive, and decided ac-
the; whole, question to the people for
their decision.- . . :u
. lSuch are the four principal planks
of the so-called Liberal platform. The
rest are without special significance and
were adopted; that the platform might
attain the: usual lensrth. ; That . such a
declaration of principles should "be com
mended as a model, is unaccountable
to us It'falls farshort"of the principles
announced bythe Jtepublicari party at
Chicago in 1868,: It fails, short "t)f the
best and predominant sentiment of the
kXWrpUUUWUl puiy ui tiic j-rm io.A A.
T V.1 r i- r l. I 070 Tkn
exaggeraM:irpmises of ;the Liberals,
. ai i a
, Pwuuu Vj VF??1 JU WJ
uie iu cA'1
. ' ' . : ..1L 4 I
mzAftr rrrLKJ t inin im fir r l u lniMi i j ,i iri
great as it is humiliating. , -
I'Th; Natidnar, 5; Union- 'Republican
party will!' assemble in
yention aj ' .hiladeipjaii
next month, 'f -The . people
Convention for a declaration
Dies in harmony : with the progressive
spirit of pur people j a bold denunciation I
of systems detrimehtal. tO ;the highest
1 1IL1 1 1.1 111 Ul Lill. c ' . M. ... & V . .... . W
r , T . . p .
calcylated to .inaugurate,, the .? most
sweeping and thorough reforms. : This
aoneahd Qmiit wiI, be elected with-
doubt; ; -
-. t'Baa'.nf fVlQ ThUndplnhta
Convention will be in harmony with
principle i as laid down by that
Not so with Mr. areelev: The
U.trni nlx M IOi leg-
islation. Mr.o Greeley favors n. ; . be
Iiiberal platform faintly professes a
desire for a. reduction of taxation; . 'Mr.
Greeley opposes any reduction what-
ever. The Liberal platform squints at
tree Trade.- 3Ir. Greeley, (to use his
own words,) Js a.T'feroclous protection
Jst Tfi-e platform -speaks one' thing
an'd'Mr. Greeley : favors, directly the
pprisite.:. Such is theXiberal platform
and such isltinominee.; Oil.and water
will notinix- -.rrt.
I The following'; cbbgratulatory '
gram wa3 received by -a wedding party
ubles be pnlv little ones."
the National-Democratic convention, inemseives, wnen m me uisgnarge oi. an to Courts, when made. - Chief Jus
is the only means by which the Demo- sworn public duties, to the hatred and iip(3i r,haf dissented and will ffive his
Work for; Grand Juries,
: siah Turne an4 the other ;Ku Klux,
getting theGrana urr in Orange to
make political presentments. - v';.
make political presentments;
; The same thing is being done again
The Sentinel of the 11th inst., contains
a presentment of. the University. No
- 1 one can doubt the object of this move
by the Grand - Jury of Orange headed
u j . -- v. v"cAvy"
When Mr; Cameron, Mr Leathers,
and other gentlemen of Orange, lend
I i Al 1 r
spiie oi party, iney muamus vviupwiu,
r I'nhi nlrond nrtma hnmd Tr -rriTiCT. ' ' ! I !
u v,., w v.
rlirner, their leader and present mas-
ter, and to5 whom Mr. Cameron did not
speak for, many years because of his
(Turner's) charges against the Ruffins,
Camerons and others, Is good authori
ty for giving the details of private and
personal affairs to the public press.
On better authority than Mr. Turner,
wTe might give some of the particulars
of the debt held by certain, parties
against the University. Their dealings
in N. C, 8 per cent 4 bonds, the manage
ment of the old . State Bank, and espe
cially -the Bank of North Carolina,
which at the close of the war had $600,-
000 In gold, now. all gone ! . The stock
holders nearly ruined, the bills unpaid,
and nobody getting anything except
A. S. Merrimon, attorney of Geo. W.
Mr. Turner does not -spare the
"dead." Neither shall we. '
But our only purpose at present is to
Uucrffest to the Grand Juries of other
counties, that if Orange is a good ex-
ample to follow, they , can find some-
thing.of the same sort to do. New
Hanover,; for instance, might find a
fruitful field in the management of the
Wilmington Charlotte & Rutherford
Railroad Company, under the control
of Cowan, Guion '& Co. So, too, Bun
combe and Burke might make a '.'pre
sentment" of the i fortunes made and
making out of the funds of the W. N
C. Railroad by certain parties in close
alliance with Swepson and his attor
ney, A. S. Merrimon.
But enough for the present.
Uyj,y waStV Greeley Nominated; ?
Well, one reason was because he had
been a life-long abolitionist, and it was
thought that would give him strength
with the colored voters of the South .-
But .that is not a good reason, for in
1861. when t the life of the nation was
threatened by secession, Mr. Greeley,
with uplifted hands, pronounced the
benediction : "Wayward sisters, go in
peace." suppose they nad Deen allow
ed to "go in peace,", where would these
colored voters be now? Would they
be free ? Would! they be votins: ?
Would they be sending their children
to school? . Would they be reading
their Bibles without fear of the lash ?
wnT fhAV U nrnvin to od for His
" , Xwf wIocW ithkA
ence of a man to prevent
any petition going up to the Great Fath
er for freedom t We fancy we hear a
thundering No. to these questions going
up from 3Iaryland to Mexico. ;.
The colored people of the South turn
their, faces to' the man Who presented a
deaf ear to Mr. Greeley's advice, and
buGkled on his sword and battled sue
cessfully for the nation and; for free?
doni ?' Grafat made no big promises.
He indulged in no philosophical jere
miads over the horrors of slavery. He
didn't screech j and scream or attempt
to frisrhten ;t!.the monster, but he
Uaeched boLDLY UP ANP SLEW him I
And the colored voters of -the South
ma 1 ..
are expected to turn i-tneir oacKs on
Grant, their great deliverer, for Gree
ley, who timidly consigneo!thein,to
perpetual bondage , byj his . Way ward
sisters,- go in peace ?'.,. It is an; insult
to their intelligence and. to their sense
of gratitude, to charge tPan insult
which they will resent at the polls in
November.: i ? . ; j -nsf"
they will resent at the polls In
r i! 1
Is the Rebellion
f v : -1
retaryofState oni thelground that he
rttnoitit TTViited .State sovemment
- . . - - . i
rr:. - - :z sv : - . . .
th-'lMniOW.' lU'nVrT?riOnaeni -
j . r i i ' . . i t
A ,. .Ivitiy'A
a col. iiovefwas sua-fle-camiQnisxpei-i
lenev: Governor Ellis was 1 a ' member or t
Unrnne with aiacriWtollhe
his seat in the Igi9lature apd: voluntarily
entered the army as. av. priyate" soldier, and
by his gallantry and jmeritoriousi condnct,
Colonel.; JIo was
to the coirjmands
MississiDni riVer. and made a name that the
Htate may wen Dtprounu wi.ii
was to make uenerai u u. ziiu, oi me
. ' -. m - - nr -r -- ---..
SbuMemr.-ASi- Sapenntendent. or-FabUe
instruction. This, wosia naye. oeen aone
lw t.h nnanlhiona voice of tnd UORYention I
. ...it(nr. -i- tha-Tnorlfa nf tit A root t
oldier. who is eaually ereat. as a civilian
su rcwguiuuu. j
and a teacher, but when the doubt was raised
of his being under.bans, he requested that
his name might be withdrawn. The man-'
ifestation must have been gratifying to the
old hero and his many friends. . f,
The Daily Newt of this city -says
the nomination of General Leventhorpe
for the office of Auditor is a poor trib
ute to the services of that officer in the
late. war. v f -.v. -;
, What does all, this, mean? . Let thp
Union-Ibving men of : North Carolina
ponder this question. -'; i
.. w - - i - . . . - UTaa 1 aULUUiUUUllB LVJ JJ UOC4U1 nilU iLCa&UlAxl. I
I . a i f 4 rrm fJ AA .- i J I nAtfTAW tV . V fVt POOrt HOG nOAD I .1
National Con? 1 ri: r:: -"r htvpfrndf frofntifi ParliPst 'inctv musi:1 ot' you still jeed upon the husks of d
. i i tun nvi a OTn a a m u ma i m i.iv mm m. inra m. w m ivi : maj a. w w jm .r-v t ww - ik wu. av : . : . a. a vaaT- a f .
a on the 5th of f5 i STS tSVhuh the varibu'Courts of t6e4
- . i in lxifi nnn tskia nBnaior iroiu xub am uis- i r- . o-:- --- - - - . . -, . ; mnsr. fin fiirnMi iiv Jiixnimi iiiii 111 . 21 1 rtntinn 1 hnnca wi ran i n.n
trictan 1866 and '67. .When Jorth-Varoiina I lrvr irT.rwI"; " . parent's voice ana in tne uomestic coir? - w tell vou men. who
. . A. m m A . 1 T -. 1 . 1 . . . . r OTTrirr. WmT II I F m I JAW waa- W 1 rl 1 I 11 III I I 1 I - - -mtM'mim . X v ... t t - - - mmt . 1 mf . . ,
or pnncir Kcoiied for her sons W the 'la'te eivit war-he t ITVa: "cV1 hsoenes cchiidhood.- x ou nave not so f deniocracyiMiurte Vetardihg1
tTtvntattfAriitrir.thn-ffti.tiie of thft nenaitv or tne law, vou naveso iai . M.u"':w vv" Jt w."iv i 4Yw,v 0
In the war in ohedience :Wuire hmnst Ha. that asnsmt nnthina ATMrtirthaf wrilfl
of hfs State") froth thebe, hgV" Performed, n ThnteSBtef Liow. orrTthoverntenr f thv
p f :w"f -..-si fo-jfrfii intrAstftrtitinn' :nf rh Tnnintf iaw.aau oruer. mvrHiiiy uiiu xeiiKioiiw u vsseseu uiw uiivsicai power.
surrender, and it is now a historic factthatl ,aro !ni7nlirwi 5rtu. triLhfnrft thfi ft iannfiintAd nntn Ailrnen tn' Jlifl. ' If yoU want peace at
N?i W'.brave toouniaineers tongnt tnff
last-tmrtm rni-tne "lose- cause" easieiio uwvv.y -r i
tHjnr of The Charlotte. nesvatch tnerem, ano mave assuea ineir cerun- f itnoweiii.not, ioro mm -wiiu ve sor .tv ; .
r ;-Jv.7:i4. ''''. I thft IndoTnftnt'hf thft liiw. . .;, - f :. 1 laws of. the land! nnd finf nnmtnrlfnl nfl murh'
A liBBO.--4.no uwaiiesi sen-1 - i-v lotif Tail fAUrV. kfrKi rAif iw. AMiq,Vt4q tW Aa ui rknI hi.
OI ill .U)uvenuuq urwaiswru I
ert made l)eforeihbnimeHceinenj:
the!rebelUori.! Itras aseihat:
r-;z- tJ aMVT .'
came up from Georgia, and the action
was based upon a note given in pay-
ment for negro property.; .The Georgia
Court held that the contract was inval-
id under the Thirteenth Amendment.
Justice Swayne delivered'HIje'opinion
of the Supreme.Court, which was that
the amendment did not affect the ques
tion, the contract being enforceable in
groUnds hereafter. -
I . . . . . . . . . . . . mi
i . rouid seem that tnis aecision wiii
th door to vast am0unt of liti
which has hitherto lain dormant
under the impression that by . the
Amendmentsrto the Federal Constitu-
tion, all demands for consideration lor
however, claimants for the- value of
negroes sold and delivered before the
rebellion, may demand the1 price of
flesh and blood, and sue and recover
the same. It is to be regretted that
this decision is made, Tor It must uec-
... r i. "
essarily be the means of stirring up a
vast amount of -litigation, and may re
sult in bad blood. However, the deci
. . r r Ai. i 7 1 u- wii
sion is the law of the land, to which all
goou ciuze-ns wur uiieeriuny suuiuiu
What Will the: Democrats Do; ?
;What will the Democrats do? Will
they nominate at Baltimore,, or will
they endorse Greeley and. Brown ?
This is the.1 question of the day. r We
have no opinion on the subject. The
JV. Y. World of the 11th, says :
For our 'part, we have frankly avowed
our strong preference for a Democratic tick
et, and we have ascertained that we are sup
ported in this preference by a large propor
tion of the ablest and coolest of our party
leaders. Democrats should take time to
consider, they should weigh the situation
well, before making up their minds to sup
port men w"ho do not represent their prin
ciples: r '
TheN. Y. Tribune of the 8th says:
It is barely possible that the Democrats
will play the suicidal, part assigned them by
their implacable enemies ; if we judged on
ly from the" recent past, we might almost
pronounce it probable. . But the indications
from every side are so unanimous and over
whelming that we are confident that no in
telligent, dispassionate observer""would in
sure the nomination of a Bourbon Demo
cratic ticket for less ninety-five per cent,
premium.. ' - ,
The World is the National organ of
the Democracy; and The Tribune, for
the present, is the organ and champion
of the so-called Liberal Republicans.
The German press of the country,
with few exceptions, oppose Greeley
and Brown. .
A majority of the Southern 1 Demo
crats favor the endorsement of the
Liberal ticket by the National Demo
cratic Con venfion which meets at Bal
timore, July 9th. .Other papers hoist
" an.u rowu ,fcUOJWb.
tion of the Baltimore Convention. At
present, ' things are "mixed." Our
readers must judge for themselves.
From the Asheville Pioneer, ;
: Deiith Penalty. . r
Judgment of Henderson Superior
Court; in the case of the State against
Columbus 'Adair ,
Martin Bainard, Jbr i the: murder of Si
las Weston and his .. three children, by
His Honor, 'J.'L. JIenryf. L .- ..-i n "
I have heard thevery able argument
of your , CounseL on the motion to set
aside the verdict rendered ' at the last
term of the Court, and grant a new' trial
of thq jssues, :to . fectnyplyeny our
I am constrained.' from 'a
duty,' to reffise the motion and proceed
to . judgment; ;. Upon the t first 'point
raised in the(, discussion j. I agree with
Mai. Erwm as to .the, powers of the
Court touching the matter of discretion
and authority; but' Upon the second I
not so weil - satisned;xndeed;.'aiter a
careful- consideration of the matters set;
fortn in ,,tie affidavits offered, I am
clearly of opinion that, no siiflicient
reason exists- to Warrant the Court in
interfering ; withe a the - verdict of the
jury - f: a couia . wisn ? w oanerwise Afe
m- -w m A "- J.1 . Tl
?ne Sf fiSdSWSSS&nofr
rlnehastete of: facte mightbedevelopea
i z. . Lf
j j x -i i-v... l
- w nuHwvy,JvJi wujy"
a i -s v z l .1
beeh' cnvIcted.'iThe Rule fof new I
trial xnereiore nas oeen uiscnargeu i
r xour uounsei nave aone au m tneir.
. a a a - 1 . - - a - - 1 i
m - wr mm Atrr n r n f 1 tif mm u m -mmiivf
,yu"ia,i "" '".VACi"- r
cts which' have paved the way; to the
!Uk 1 k .n,.mA.4hi.-on J
they have at last-togi ve you over to
. - . . -
and the chief law officers" of the Com'
mon wealth 1 say they find - no ; error
a county and before'a jury: f your own I
cnoosing a pauent investigation mio
the facts bv.twelve , indifferent .men. 1
- - If .1 Am 9 A I
r il 1 .4'',.i',f4.i.-l ' . X tJ 1
wao WBiw Hittuc. v4uaiuicu -. wivii .yuui: i
guilt only as It' was' developed by the
circumstances irilh6 progress of the ex
. . . : - . . -I 7n 47 . . . ' j ' . --i- ' i YHiTPr fihnll tprrrtiriitr 'It. isnt iMrt rin- WMfcArt war AVPTf inat.it.iitofi.tA.. imrt
i . - a4ate,f instrueunsf n3evtpjprpceea Twti peny, oeais justly, jg oDeqienT w me , we are.
ami nation, was had, -'.and after many to him whose life has.-been spent vior short-sightedness ofthe would-be lead
days delay, and serious and solemn der lentlyj lawlessly,' recklessly,-, and re- ers of public 'sentiment 'In nominating
liberation, thy;. declare V upon . their . gardless .of' the bbligatioHs'-'whicti lifp hlm 'is' condemned by till thinking
oaths that they. believe heyond all rea-; itself inctirsi.r givear death of metil- Overbearing and tyrannical in
sonable doubt, that you8are guilty as lence To him is given dhe? decrees of dispositIonr,Ahx)rn-aristetTat7llB43 not
you have been accused. ; it did not oc-Tthe.law .which ihe : has ; defied,.appoint-1
cur in me cvwrso -i oiuciar wuuts i
to hear your, trial before the Jpry, but L
i nave examined, witn great care, tne i
your Attorneys, and I am: compelled
to.say that I agree fully with the Jjury
in tne conclusions at wmcn tney ar-1
M ArS-V..J- I- '
- - ' Mi . . a i . v i It, Itii
iiu.ha 'nvamiaoa nun inn .(-. i iuli ui
.LUC, V awovuw .... ' -
nf the nresence i ol others, and a
sufficient motive to actuate them, point
i. m urvn ac t n u iiuttiu i i m i i m m i ii i i it. uiiuiiv-Vyt
'a 11 A A gty vf 4-h r ;irrk
Without doubt. .'
- f?pfnilq whlvh Tk find in this te
timony of the terrible crime with which
you were charged, reveal a f scene at
nnee siniteniner ana revolting, xuvy
i .11; x. riihA
form one the blackest pages of horrible
nnd hnital oiitrapre vtffc chronicled in
the annals Of the criminal history, even
of the most barbarous country on eartn.
It is doubtful whether ever before, even
amoner savages most t lost to tne m
Rnfts of our common huroamty. so
diabolical a murder was ever perpe
The very recital of its outrageous cir-
cumstances makes tne Diooa ireez? m
nnr veins: and the heart, ehilled with
horror, shudders at the bare suggestion
that human nature could be so debased
and wrought upon as to nerve the cour-
age to so desperate uwu. .Xll
th pommission 0f an -offence so hein-
Lqus so blood-thirsty and cruel, in the
sight. of od and tne laws w ine wuu.
to conceive the horrible design and ex
HOW1I ('(H11U JliX V t? CUICICU ayiiv m v
ecute its dreadful purposes, staggers
belief, and maices ua trem bitr for the
depravity of a soul sunk , so irretrieva
bly low, and sobesottedly debased. ;
That, man should, in the heat of pas-
sion, slay his fellow-man, we can well
J understand for it is not unfrequent;
- " . ' - 1
or that he might, promptea uyuuuee,
waylay him and take ,his life ; or, tor
the sake of lucre. 'and moved by avar
ice, invade his domicil at the dark,
dead hours of the night and amid the
stillness and silence of Nature and the
hushaud serenity . of bustling life,
plunge a dagger in his heart aye, even
stifle to death, by hisuside, his sleeping
companion, that his crime may go un
witnessed, is a crime sometimes, but
seldom, committed in a well-regulated
community. But that he should, in
the devilish malignity of his heart, and
with the spirit of a demon, without
the hope of gain, without a desire for
revenge, but simply to 'gratify a petty
spleen not even amounting to a con
firmed malice-deliberately surround
in numbers the house of an inoffensive
and peaceable man. and while he sat
at his table with his .babe on his knee,
eatinar his eveninsr meal, before seeking
that rest from the toils of the day a la-
borinsr man sb much needs and so much
enjoys, shoot his 'life away', without a
word : and then, drag a defenceless and
nnwpn ncr woman iorin , iroin nie ueu.
and knife her.until hellish malice itself
could no longer lacerate its dying vie
timi'and then unsatisfied, turn upon
harmless children, just made orphans
hv vonr hloodv hands, clineinff to the
knees of their dead father and mother,
and one bv one. send bullets through
their brains: and the evidence shows
that the babe, too young to walk, which
you took up in your arms to slay, look-
edupin your face, Columbus Adair,
and laughed as vour knife creased its
vftunp throat: "and reached to you im
nlori nrf v its tinv arms, perfects the
most hideous crime ever , heard, and
one which, were it not a sad reality be
fore us, we could-" not believe; and yet
it is the crime vvh'cn on mat aaric,
rainv nfsrht of the 28th Of April you
committed. You slew four human be
ings and burned down tfce house above
tnem tnat your nanaiworK. nuut uui
be suspected, and left the mother and
babe whom; too. vou - thousrht dead,
wounded and maimed for life You
have taken that which you have not
the power to return the life of a fel-
low-man over which you had no con
trol, for God himself, the Maker, nas
reserved the right to! destroy that which
His Almiffhtv arm alone can create.
For this, vou must die! That is the
dread oenaitv which the .law. attaches
to the crime with which your hands
are reddened and your heart rdened.
man's Diooa oy, man
KIJU11 I11S U1UUU BJ1GU 0r ocu-
tence first enunciated amidst the thun
I II 1. T 1.1,1 V. n 7 7 mna hf QAn-
der and cloud of Sinai, when the world
Was in its -infancy; And one ;to which
the. legislative councils, of all the earth
have obediently bowed and adopted
in all ages, and will be so to the end
of time. Your life is no" longer yours :
it has been forfeited by your baseness
it nas Deen ioneiiea, x?y your uaseutss-j
andTOisconquct, ana musi ,now ue ox-
fered on the altar of fetnbutivejustice.
an oblation ior those
F i- kf i
ohesi.whom you, in your
ignity,r hurried unbjdden into the pres
ence of their .Maker.
To you, Martin'Bainard "this is, in-
UtXU. iX SilU, OitU leSSUll. . AUC SViUCUW)
F.showsthat you were hired to help steal
and convey- away the- Drandy, the di
rect cause of; the fearful tragedy, and
that for the pitiful sum of seventy-live
cents,' you have 'made' traffic of -"your
honor land your life. - t or - years you
have- been the willing 'tool of the bad
jnen who, have broughtryou to the, gib
uio wuc w.vt
tn rtv, W chnnnml and .infsimntia-
f - fc a. . - -
von nti RnhipH
not my. purpose to lecture
you 'on, subjects ofc morality and good
cOndttct nowi that' were useless. These
admonitions to beVuseful and beneficial
have been wasted and. forgotten ,
. The solemn duty is made mine.'
Ipronounce, the: ntepcec,pft-the;;-.l
I mhinh 1 imfr r titnninhon iTrvmr rtn-f Vi I rr 1
It is only theiimd whett the- dread event
shall be athaild: which me'jrood man i
etly r to go dowii 1 to his ; grave gentlv.
as - itnet sumner cioua mps , awayr .aw
eventide oer the hilla nf ,tht hnriwin. I
y l '- w w. l
Jt l ... i. i. v ..' r-, t'-ith r
uiiu iu waitv iiujugii iub arjs. .yauey
and Shadow as becohieth a creatura
born of the goodness of his; Maker. But
mg pne ume Deyona..wnicn society, so
long.oHtraged,i has declared he , cannqt j
live, and must die. -There is nothing
..sword shalidie by the sword." '.OrJme
may go unpunished ifor season ; deeds
oi violence may be committed with im- '
Buirtty.-butiJt wit fca
bur 6iqf w(U.flifI lfcfpUt; 1, , . ,
n Wheii yotr thought how perecthad
been your work on that dreadful April
night;- and - that the. burning, of tho
house would bo credited with the de
structonof itsUnmates, God' in His
Wisdom, preserved,'amid the scars and
mutilations Which you had put upon
vour victim, ; pne' witness to confront
Jyou with your crime, and to Identiiy.
Lyou witn your, uiouuv wuriw, -w jci
j this law, which you have sojuthlessly
violated, ' and which now oemanus
your life, is more merciful to you than
were you to poor Weston and his unof
fending children. Without a word of
notice, without a moment for prayer
and preparation, your smoking pistols
hurried them into eternity. Days will
be given you to make the needful pre
paration for a change of existence, and
ft is my duty to admonish you of the
peril of the hour, and to . tell you that
th&re is hut 4 little hope foryou, and to
turn to the Bible "within whose sacred
pages are the consolations ana nopts
through the merits of One greater than
all the;world, which bear up the soul
in the.trying hour through which you
are passing. Those promises that beau
tiful book tells us are Without stint and
limitation. Even the dying tmeion
the cross, in the very agonies 01 cieani.
had only to turn and look and sign, ana
he forgiven. Spiritual aid will be al
lowed, and the visits of good men to
our prison will oe encourageu, iuuiir
opelhat your last daj'S may be your
est. . . - ,.-U " t .'- -.: '; .
;it is my duty also to say to you. lest
you might oe aeiuaea Dy a vain nope
which may crumble to ashes in your
hands, and leave you at last in despafr,
that I do not believe you need expect
Executive clemency. The pardoning
power of the Stale will hardly feel call
ed upotf to interfere ? with the course of
the law, in any present developed state
of your case. ' . ' , I , ,
Look to a hi&her power On 0 whoso
patent of reprieve endureth forever.
You are on the threshold of. 'another
world, and its realities for weal or woe
will soon be uoon you. -JThe sands are
fast slipping beneath your feet, and it
behooves you 'rather to employ your,
time in the preparation for eternity,
than ;.in vain efforts to prolong in this
world an existence already so full of all
that makes life hideous. ,
And now, then, It is the sentence of
the law, pronounced by the Court,-that
you, uoiumous ivaair, wo van jfvuiur,
and Martin Bainard, be remanded, to
the custody of the Sheriff of Henderson
county, to be taken hence by him and
confined in the common jail of Hender
son county, until the fourteenth day of
June next, and then that he take you
to the place 01 execution in tne sain,
county, between the hours of eleven '
o'clock in the morning and three o'clock,
in.the evening, and that he there hanT
you, and each of you by the neck; till
you be dead. . And may God have
mercy on your souls Jt , . j . ,
... The Coming Election. ,.
We are on the eve of - an election
wMrh must, have a verv" imnorhint
bearinsr upon the future position and
material prosperity of the State of
North Carolina. r If the election re-;
suits in victory o Democracy, then we
may expect the same continued oppo
sition to the general government, the
same rebellious spirit which has mark
ed the course of that party ever since
the war. Strife and;- bad feeling will .
predominate, and" fontwo years more
our State will struggle upon the waves
of uncertainty and disaster, r ' '
The conduct of the partizan Legisla
lature of 1871 and 1872 gives nothing to
hope. There is evidence in almost ev
ery act of that body, of, the ojd "Bour
bons" who "never lorgot and never
learned." 'The repeal of some of the
most wholesome laws, the attempt to
screen the Jtvu mux murderers, ana
many other things done, stamp; the
democratic party as in no wise willing
to submit to the wise and benign influ
ence and control of the general govern
ment.1 Without perfect accord' with t
the general government and an honest
acceptance of the results of the war, tho
subsequent legislation and amendments
to the constitution, there can be no
peace and consequently no prosperity.
' The Republican party, representing
as ifcj does, the loyalty, the bone and
sinew ofthe. State, is the only party
which can place the State in a condU
tlori ' to progress and; prosper.- By, the
excellent laws enacted by 1 thatparty
when in power
all classes of citizens
were ble to secure a, home, schools
panishments were aoonsned, the per
son1 and property of the humblest pro
tected 'against -fraud and violence.
This party is in accord with the nation
al government and withMhirty -mil
lions of the people of the nation. This
is of itself a guarantee of prosperity.
The reasonswhy we have not hereto
fore prospered are so evident that it la
not necessary to allude to them. Tho
narrow-minded .policy, of the Demo
cratic party and Its members who pos-:
sessed most of the capital of the State.
; -Jt XI. i. f - A. It . . i
arid 3 conciliatory, to ward the; national
goyernmentlto:c oggeXth of
an ,Ialief I WWS to-
nn n no tne waste Places.', n-'
The;hoic6'.wiIl soon preseniitself to
the yoters of rNorth Carolina. i At the
election in . August the ..verdict of the
people at the polls will decide what
shall be the future. L 'We ask again, will
gress of North Carolina.- You are com
mitting a' fatal blunder when you assist
in.to power ti party which is opposed to
, party seeking pnlv to , re-
rrain Tnn nwtra-i rha-tr - trior hn 4hn tn.v,i
id plenty, if Vou
knowledge and a heri-
J?0 who cpmeafter, vote for
JO? ltepuDiicanandidates. mir Fost.
not ; surprised to learn that
dissatlsfactioH is ' exrirswl hv
indenerident;!t)prrinfrnhv' vitli tho
say that i Ms the same; old at vie of ticlc-
etjWnicn poor, men, were compelled to
Riinnnrt hpfnrn Ka tviar vlv. oi nrtat.-,
1 " . .
. 51 -r - -r.----r.--- '- ..
craia uckci. iuerriinon is not me man
the people want;-and will not rally the
laboring men to his support, and tho
a representative man in tany sense g
tne wora. and ipstead or consolidating
ahd harinohizing th6'; party : ho Will
pnt. it in pieces. The day has gone by
tyn( the y section -and family from
which a man hails can Insure success '
with a tree people.- 'New Berne Times.