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Official Oixn of tlie United States.
Office, la th MStaadard building, East id of
THURSDAY, JUNE Cth, 1871
ELECTORS AT LARGE:
MARCUS ERWTN, of Buncombe. ,
StOD R. CALDWELL,
'A'S:.. Of Burke.
For Lieutenant Governor :
CURTIS H. BROGDEN,
DAVID A. JENKINS,.
For Attorney General:
TAZEWELL L. HARGROVE,
j For Secretary of State:
WILLI AM H. HOWERTON,
! Of Rowan. .
For Superintendent of Fub. Instruction,
For Superintendent of Fublio Works:
For Congress 1st District: ,
CLINTON L. COBB, of Pasquotank.
Dr. E. RANSOM, of Tyrrell t
For Congress 2d District:
CHARLES R. THOMAS, of Craven.
W. F. LOFTIN, of Lenoir.
For Congress 3ri District:
NEIL. McKAY, of Harnett.
W. A. GUTHRIE, of Cumberland.
For Congress 1th District:
WILLIAM A. SMITH, of Johnston.
THOMAS M. ARGO, of Orange.
For Congress 5tii District:
THOMAS SETTLE, of Rockingham.
S. A. DOUGLAS, of Rockingham.
For Congress 7tii District:
DAVID M. FURCHES, of Iredell.
Dr. JAS. G. RAMSAY, of Rowan.
For Congress Sth District:
iW. G. CANDLER, of Buncombe.
f I For Elector:
JAMES M. JUSTICE, of Rutherford.
cents over the rates contained In the bill as
it passed the House. . ' -
Southwestern Missouri has been visited
by a terrible tornado. Several farms, with
their houses, barns, orchards, and fences,
were completely destroyed, and besides
two persons killed twelve were wounded,
some of them it is feared fatally. Added to
this there was a heavy fall of rain at Verona
in the same State. Immense damage was
done and three persons drowned by the
flood which the rain produced. j
The Louisiana State Republican Conven
tion met on the 30th May. All differences
were amicably settled. Gov. Warmouth
was renominated, and Mr. Pinchback was
nominated for Lieut. Governor. A resolu
tion was adopted endorsing the administra
tion of Warmouth and to meet again on the
9th of July, at Baton Rouge. After adjourn
ment Pinchback made a speech stating that
he wonld support the nominees of the Phil
adelphia Convention at all r azards.
Mr. G. II. Pendleton has written a letter
to a Mr. Barr, of Pennsylvania, in which
Mr. Pendlaton says that while doin justice
to the personal integrity of Horace Greeley
and approving the Cincinnati platform and
the letter of acceptance of Mr. Greeley, he
recognizes fully the difficulty of securing to
such a life-long antagonist of the Democra
cy the support of a majority of its voters in
the North, and views with apprehension, if
a Democrat of undoubted strength is not
nominated at Baltimore, the possibility of
the election of President beini left to the
nouse of Representatives.
' The Revenue Reformers held a very large
meeting in Steinway Hall, New York City,
on the evening of the 30th, under the aus
pices of the Free-trade League, the object of
which was to protest against the wet blanket
which the Cincinnati Convention threw
upon the hopes of all reformers in the shape
of the ticket it nominated. Resolutions' were
passed embodying in strong terms the pro
test, and providing for the appointment of a
committee to co-operate with all organiza
tions in securing tlie nomination of a Pres
idential candidate who would adequately
represent their principles. Speeches were
made by William Cullen Bryant, David A.
Wells, Edward Atkinson, and others, the
text of all of them being, " come w hat may
there will be a third candidate in the field,'
The remarks of these gentlemen were
greeted with great applause, and the meet-
intr was one or enthusiasm almost un
.! t. I - I - I
,TiiE Era, until further notice, will
! le under my control.
t J. C. Logan Harm.
Hen. Charles 11. Buckalew i Democratic
candidate for Governor of Pennsylvania.
The spotted fever is prevailing with ua.
wonted fatality in some portions of Penn
sylvania. I The monthly statement of tlie National
Debt, shows a decrease of four and a quarter
Jaiues Gordon Bennett, veteran Editor of
the New York JTerald, died on Saturday
last. Aed 77.
Twenty thousand emigrants landed at
Castle Garden, New York city, last week, a
larger number than in any week on record.
I House bill to establish a Western Judicial
District for North Carolina passed the Senate
last week. The President will approve the
The Centennial Commission has appoint
ed & Committee to prepare an address to the
people, showing the purposes of the exhi-
Rumors from London represent the
Washington Treaty as in danger; that
England will withdraw from the arbitra
j at Geneva.
It Is proposed to have Congress take a
census in June, 1876, to show the growth of
the country for the benefit of those who
visit the Centennial anniversary.
The supplemental apiortionment act
which gives New York and eight other
States and additional Representative, has
passed both Houses of the Congress.
Congress having diminished the appro
priation far the Third Auditor's office for
the fiscal year ending June 30, 1S73, the dis-
charge ofUiirty-fivecl?rk swill be necessary, j
A dispatch from Paris says the trial of
Chateau for setting fire to the Tuileries ter
minated, on the 30th, with a verdict of guil
ty, and the prisoner was sentenced to be
Senator Bayard, of Delaware, Represen
tatives Conner, of Texas, Davis and Here
ford, of West Virginia, have written letters
opposing Greeley's nomination at Balti
more. Advices received in this city from Pensa
oola, Fla., report that Stephen R. Mallory,
ex-Confederate Secretary of the Navy, has
declared his intention to work for Horace
Mexsrs. Frank Blair, of Missouri, and
Henry Wilson of Massachusetts, have been
appointed by the President to be visitors
from the United States Senate to the West
Point Military Academy.
The receipts of internal revenue for the
month of May -will foot up about twelve
millions of dollars. For the fiscal year
ending the 30th of June previous, the re
ceipts will amount to about one hundred
and thirty millions of dollars. .
The staUment telegraphed from Nash
ville, Tenn., that Mr. Jefferson Davis had
written a letter to Wade Hampton favoring
the election of Mr. Greeley, and saying that
the Democrats would act unwisely in mak
ing a nomination, is untrue. Mr. Davis
states that he has expressed no opinion in
the matter. -
' The internal revenue bill has passed the
U. S. Senate. The House will doubtless
concur. The tax on whiskey remains at
seventy cents per gallon, but on tobacco a
uniform tax of twenty-four cents per pound
was agreed on, boing an increase of .foar
The Legislature and the Ku KIux.
The last Legislature attained to pow
er upon the cry of corruption and fraud.
But little was said during the canvass
about impeaching the Governor or
about an alteration of the Constitution.
Installed in place, however, its mem
bers became bold and reckless,
may be characterized for
of Ku Kluxisin.
Mr. Jarvis, the Speaker of the House,
canvassed the State last Summer in
advocacy of a Convention, and spoke
of the members of the Ku Klux Klan
as " ministers of justice." It is true he
qualified this expression by saying they
were "disguised and unauthorized,"
but nevertheless they were- in his
opinion ministers of justice. According
to the evidence of James E. Boyd, jiis
stated by Judge Settle before the Out
rage Committee of Congress, Dr. Moore,
of Alamance, told Boyd that Mr.
Jarvis wasa member of the Klan. Boyd
further stating that Jarvis was present
in a room in the Yarborough House in
Raleigh, when Hamilton C. Jones,
Senator from Mecklenburg and chair
man of the Senate Judiciary Commit
tee, gavehim the signs of the Invisible
From the same .purce we learn that
F. X. Strudwick, a member of the
House, was, on a certain occasion, n
his way to assassinate Senator Shoffner,
who tied the State to save his life,
having become obnoxious to the Klan
because he was the author and success
ful advocate of the stringent inilitary
bill, by virtue of which Gov. Ilohien
attempted to put down the Ku KIux
Corroborative evidence that Jones
was a member may be found in the tes
timony of Plato Durham before the
same Committee. According to his tes
timony we also learn that Mr. McAfee,
a member of the House, was the Chief
bftheKlanin Cleaveland county, jln
Tlie Weekly Telegram, June 24th, 1871,
it is stated that the Grand Jury of Clea
veland county nominated this Col.
L. M. McAfee as a candidate for the
Convention. This fact is significant, If
all the facts could be brought to light
the public would doubtless be surpris
ed to learn, that other and influential
members of both Houses were as deeply
implicated, as the individuals named,
The outrages perpetrated upon Mi.
Justice, of Itutherford, a meraberj of
the House, on the night of the holy
Sabbath when the sanctity of his family
bed chamber was invaded by these
" unauthorized and disguised" outlaws,
and he bleeding and almost naked
torn from the side of his horror-stricken
wife, and compelled to undergo indig
nities, at the mention of which human
ity itself shudders, one wTould think
sufficient to alarm the fears of all good
men in that General Assembly, and
prompt them to investigate the whole
subject of Ku Kluxism, were it not for
the fact that when petitions from their
constituents were presented asking for,
investigation aud the expulsionj of
those found guilty, they were spurned,
and investigation refused, a member
going even to the daring extent of in
troducing a resolution to expell any
member who should, by the introduc
tion of such petitions, cast any imputa
tion against the immaculate character
of any member of that august body.
But how was it in the case of Judge
Logan? His alleged incorripetencyjwa?
not the only reason why his impeach
only reason we have heard given why
he was not impeached was, "it would
injure the Democratic party." This
same Legislature, however, could ap
point a'committee to look into allega
tions against John Pool, regarding him
as their representative, but deny the
right of the people whose representa
tives tfcjey were, either to prefer charges
against any of their members, or to
compel them to investigate such charges-
' - : - i.
, Furnished with these facts we are
not surprised that Strudwick presented,
a petition from Dr. Moore and others,
for the- impeachment of Gov. Holden,
before the House had been fully organ
ized at its first session, and that he also
introduced a bill repealing Shoffner's
bill, and that both these measures were
carried through. And if, forsooth, two
or three Republicans did vote for both,
it should be remembered that Major
liearne had not at that time published
his card declaring that Jo. Turner had
been a member ofthe Klan, and this
$ther fact should be duly remembered
also that no Republican voted to depose
Gov. Holden from office the Democrats
alone did that by a party vote.
But further: after the publication of
the fact that the courts were about to
prosecute the murderers of Outlaw and
others, Senator Graham introduced an
amnesty bill, calculated to shield and
protect those murderers ; And near the
close of the last session two bills were
passed for the benefit of the Klan one
allowing co-defendapts to testify for
themselves and each other, and the
other repealing the laws making it
felony to go disguised. Thus, Speaker
Jarvis being Judge, these "ministers
of justice" if not positively authorized
may not now be punished for being
So much for this black chapter in
the history of that Legislature. All
impartial and good men who have in
vestigated the facts men who love
righteousness and eschew evil must
conclude, as we do, that the last Leg
islature was controlled by iheKu Klux.
In closing this item in our bill of in
dictment against the Democratic party,
in the last Legislature, in which to
quote an extract from a speech of one
of the most distinguished jurists and
statesman of this country, chosen and
paid by the Ku Klux of South Caro
lina to defend them in their recent
trials iii that State. Our extract is
taken from The New York Tribune,
whose Editor,- Mr. Greeley, is just now
in such bigh favor with the Liberal
Republicans and Democrats. Mr. Rev-
erdy Johnson, the distinguished coun
sel referred to, in rising .to defend his
. - ?
"I ; have listened with hoi ror to some of
the testimony that has been brought before
yon. The outrages proved ha ve been shock
ing to humanity ; they admit neither of jus
tification' nor excuse; they violate every
obligation, which laws and nature impo
upon nicri. These men appear to have been
alike -insensible to the obligations of hu
manity and religion ; but the day will come
however, if it has not already arrived, when
they willjdceply lament it. Even if justice
should not overtake them, there is another
tribunal from which there is no escape. It
is their own conscience, that tribunal which
sits in the breast of every living man, that
still small voice that thrills throuirh the
'heart, and as it speaks gives happiness or
torture the voice of conscience the voice
of God.' And if it has not already spoken to
thc'm,'in tones which have waked them up
to the enormity of their conduct, I trust in
tlie mercy of heaven, that a voice will speak
before they shall be called to the dread tri
bunal to account for their transactions in
Such are the words of one whose of
fice it was to excuse and paliate if poss
ible, the conduct of his clients and who
would gladly have denied the charges
against them, could he possibly have
doncse. Coming from such a source,
and under such circumstances, they
wither with the blight of eternal mil
dews the horrid Klan and their more
horrjd 'apologists. We cannot and do
not believe all the Conservative mem
bersjojf the Legislature approved of the
proceedings of that body in reference
to this matter, but we ask for their dis
claimers, and call upon, them and upon
all good' and true men and patriots
everywhere, to come out from a party
which nestles such ; an organization
withir its bosom, and denounce and
repudiate it. They may listen to Mr.
Trumbull if they will, who regards the
suspension of the habeas co?pus uncon
stitutional, but if they have wisdom,
.humanity and patriotism, if they will
not stifle ' " that stilly small voice that
thrills through the heart," they will j
turn; rather to that sometimes erring
politician but benevolent philosopher
Horace! Greeley, who says, when speak
ing of the South Carolina trials, referred
to above " in the developments of these
trials, we submit, that the policy of the
Republican party in dealing with the
Ku KIux disease finds an ample justifi
i . m
! a mnnff thA many accessions wnicn
the Republican party has received
within the last twelve months, none
are more valuable than Messrs. E. B.
Saunders, Geo. T. Duffy, Robert Ward,
Edgar Ward and Major Russell, of
Onslow county. These young men have
cast their lot with the Republican
party. The crimes, of the Democracy
drove them from the support of that
party. These gentlemen are men of first
rate ability, ; high : character, and are
among the best citizens of their county.
Their influence will work a complete
resolution in j Onslow for the Republi
can ticket. All honor to young men
who have the courage to ally them
selves with the .party of progress and
peace. Social ostracism and proscrip
tion for opinion's sake is fast playing
; He the Governot could not arm a com
pany to exterminate the Lowrey gang, who
have killed so good citizens, but he could
arm this negro compauy In Wilmington."
Sentinel, 1st. j , i
Gov. Caldwell furnished the Demo
cratic Commissioners of the county of
Robeson with one! hundred stands of
arms, and amunitifn, to' equip a com
pany of citizens ofhat county, to march
against the Lowry gang over twelve
months ago ; and if the valorous writer
of Tlie &72fmk wiil'organize a company
purpose, he will
arms to them also.
will not require
Ex. D. D.
now for the likd
But as the company
the services of a
who has dropped Ibis sacridotal robes,
we suggest -that the associate of The
Sentinel can Iremwn and run the ma
chine, as it is evident his present call
ing as editor of ? malevolent partizan
journal is more cdngenial to his taste
than either preAc
Caldwell is in-fav
Grant, wlio is with
Of course. It
brains to whip thd
And this samd
of the re-election of
dut honor and without
Jng or fighting.
didn't require any
Grant didn't have
honor enough to tike Gen, Lee's sword
when he tenderedit to him.
And he had so kittle brains that he
allowed Confederate soldiers to - take
their horses bomb to make crops in
1865. Yes, he wai actually fool enough
to say he would Resign, ii Mr. Andy
Johnston attempted to violate tne pa
role he gave Gen. j Lee by trying him j ally charge that any law which author-
(Lee) for treason.
A Mare's Nest.
The Wilmington Journal and The
Raleigh" Sentinel have discovered that
Gov.' Caldwell has issued arms to a
colored volunteer company in Wil
mington, and the editors of those sheets
are frothing and foaming over it. The
Governor is charged with " usurpation
and bloody purpose," and the cry is
raised that the Governor is about to
inaugurate a military despotism.
: What are the facts ? Some time since
a number of public-spirited colored
citizens of Wilmington organized a
volunteer I military company. They
applied to:G5v. Caldwell for arms, &c.,
and on tendering, a bond for the safe
keeping and return of the same when
ever called for by the State the arms
were issued to them.
Gov. Caldwell had the same right to
issue arms to this company that Gov.
Ellis had when he furnished volunteer
companies all over the State in 1860-'61.
The Governor furnished guns to the
Democratic Commissioners of Robeson
county a year ago to arm a company of
citizens to operate against the Lowery
gang, and only a few days ago applica
tion was made through a prominent
citizen of Raleigh for arms for a white
volunteer company at Charlotte. This
gentleman was informed that the arms
and equipments would be shipped as
soon as a bond for their safe-keeping
and return was filed writh the Adjutant
Arms were also issued to Col. Bing
ham's School on the same terms by
Now if; there is any thing in thjs
grave charge against the Governor it
shows that he has issued more arms to
white men that he has to colored, and
the Renublican party has as much
ground to charge that the arms Issued
to white men were intended to be used
for political purposes as the Democracy
has to charge that the arms loaned to
this Wilmington volunteer company
was for political purposes.
The truth is the Governor had ful
legal autnonty to issue tne arms
There was nothing political in the mat
ter of issuing to the colored company
of Wilmington or the promise to issue
to the white company of Charlotte, and
the editors aforesaid knew it when they
made the charge against the Governor.
When these Ku Klux journals virtu-
For the Carolina Era.
PROGRESS OF TIIE CAMPAIGN.
Gov. Caldwell, Col. Hargrove
and Gen. Brogden invincible
"before the People.
Discussion at Magnolia,
Mr. Editor: According to previous
notice Gov. Caldwell, Col. Hargrove
and Gen. Brogden spoke at Magnolia
on Tuesday, May 28th. Although it
was their appointment they knew they
nad nothing to lose by a lair and non-
Directors of the Penitentiary when he
had acted most outrageously, because;
they said he was a member of the
Democratic State Executive ;Commits;
tee, and it would be a reflection on the
Democratic party to turn him out, al
though he had acted very badly, j '
Gen. Brogden showed that the labor
ing classes now receive better pay for
their labor than they did under Demo
cratic rule. That the farmers now re
ceive much better prices for the pro
ducts of the farm than they j received
when the Democratic party controlled
labor and the prices paid for labor.
He showed that any charge in the gen
eral administration of the government
would be certain to produce a deleter
ious and injurious effect upon the labor
ing classes and upon the agricultural
and commercial interests of the whole
country. That it was generally a safe
rule in government to Jet well enough
alone. He hoped the honest people
who were not office-seekers would seri
ously consider whether they are likely
to oe Denentted by voting against tno
orable discussion of the political issues I candidates of the . Republican party
before the country, and they agreed to The Republican party has done morck
divide time with J. D. Stanford, the for the laboring people of this country
representative of the Conservative
party on the occasion.
i By agreement Col. Hargrove led off
in a speech of one hour and a quarter.
and was followed by Mr. Stanford for
the same length of time. Col.,-'Hargrove-then
'-replied in a scathing and
masterly speecn oi nan an hour in
which he most effectually and conclu
slvely demolished and abolished the
representative of . the Democratic-Con
servative ivu Jvlux faction
Col. Hargrove's opening speech was
able, argumentative, bold, manly and
unanswerable. In speaking ofi the
heresy of secession and the great error
which was committed in attempting: to
carry it out by force of arms, he stated of Gen. Brogden 's speech, as it abound
than any other party that I has ever
controlled our government, j , !
President Grant is paying off the
national debt at the rate of One Hun
dred Million of Dollars per annum, and
thereby reducing the amount to be paid
as interest on our debt at the rate of
more than Twenty Jfillions of Dollars
each year. , ' I
The Seven Hundred Millions of Dol
lars of currency in the country when
Gen. Grant came into office as Presiden t ,
in 18C9, has been Increased in value at
least One Hundred and Forty Millions
of Dollars by the wise policy of Gen-.
Grant.' i . I
It is impossible to give even a Sketch
ed in facts and figures and statistical
And then this fellow Giint showed
his lack of honor when he tecommend
ed that Gen. Lee's application for am
nesty and pardon be grantdl, although
Gen. Lee had not taken th oath of al
legiance required by And, Johnston.
This Sentinel simpleton, Grant, ac
tually went out of his way o show his
lack of brains and honor by ssking that
Judge Underwood, the Fe sral Judge
for Virginia, should be on
izes tne uovernor to issue arms to a
volunteer company would authorize
him to organize and call into active
service the militia of the State, they
simply make themselves ridiculous.
red by the
) quash all
United States Government
indictments against paroiei
Yes. Gv. Caldwell is fit favor
President Grant's -re-elecam, and
are the people of North Carolina.
Judge Merrimon and his friends are
and always have been enemies of our
State Constitution. They opposed its
adoption, worked hard to cheat poor
men out of their homesteads last sum
mer, and are still working to repeal as
much of the Constitution as possible.
Can you trust them ? .
The Italeigh Era has fountji mare's nest !
It chareres that ! during: the ir a notorious
desperado and outlaw in
caught and executed by
Company. Does not The
Maj. Graham obeyed order:
partment, and that a lea
Lincoln county executed
so. The fellow executed
ie West, was
aj. liranam s
ra know that
of the war de-
ng Radical in
order f It is
was a Dijrsrer ras-
Jndgc Setllc's Acceptance.
Greensboro, May 15th, 1872.
Hon. Thomas Settle,
Dear Sir : A Republican District
Convention was held in Greensboro to
day, and you were nominated as a can
didate, by acclamation, ror congress
for the 5th District.
I was instructed by the Convention
to inform vou of vour nomination, and
to respectfully solicit you to accept the
same. Very respectfully your obedient
servant. - J.J. martin,
Chairman ofthe Convention.
cal than Henry Berry Lowafy. A fellow-
X . !
Who issued the oi
the name of the men w
order. Mai. J. W. Gri
orders to his eternal d
er? Give us
io executed the
iam did obey
cote was brutally murdered because of
his loyalty to; the Uniojp. Maj. Graham
knew he had no right 1j shoot North
cote; that the murdereqman was guilty
of no offense which Reserved death;
and Maj. Graham shoilki have resigned
his commission before le shed innocent
blood and branded
terminator of men b
the Confederate Fla
Stars and Stripes.
mits that Maj. Gral
ders. We expected aiiindignant denial
of the whole matter.! This admission
and excuse as to o
The Union people wfil not vote for any
man whose hands are dyed with the
blood of innocent mlr,.
Maj. Graham didact have courage
sufficient to protect faainst murder for
pmself as an ex
tause they hated
and loved the
Greensboro, May 27th, 1872. .
J. J. Martin, Esq. ,
Chairman 5th Dist., Rep. Convention.
My Dear Sir : Your communication
informing me of my nomination for
Congress, by the Republicans of the
oth District was not received, (owing
to my absence from home,) until two
You know that I did not desire the
nomination, and that I made efforts to
prevent it. But since the demand for
my services has been made, by accla
mation, by the people who have known
me longest and best, I do not feel at
liberty td decline. I therefore accept
the nomination, and will open the can
vass to-morrow in Randolph county.
From thence I go to the Philadelphia
Convention, and upon my return will
meet the! people at as many points in
the District as can be reached before
the election. I am very truly your obt.
This, article was written by a prom
inent Republican. We endorse it and
adopt it. The author and many Re
publicans desire the Republican Press
ofthe jState to copvi. We have two
more articles from ;the same source
which jwill appear next week. The
articlesf are well written, and reflect
credit on the author, j We will be glad
to receve more articles from the same
pen. En. Era.
opinion's sake, but
fore sunrise and 1
dered at sunrise.
were committed in
call UDon the Uni
North Carolina to defeat Maj. Graham'
and the whole! ku ilux ticket, because
Mai. Graham's riomination is an en
dorsement of the murder of Northcote.
left Asheboro' be-
Drthcote was mur-
turders of this kind
the West, and we
men of Western
Gen. fLeaventhorpe arrested poor wo
men (in 18G4, because their husbands
reason wny ins imptucu- i
ment was desirable. He had become refused' to ficrht for Jeff. Davis and his
odious to the Klan because of his active ; slttve oligarchy. He dragged them off
exertions to bring its members to trial j from tbjeir little childen, to his bull
andvpunishmeht, aud when a petition pen, and denied them even a moment's
"was presented from the county of Meek- : privacy. The Daily Keics of this city
lenburg asking for his impeachment, it says ho was nominated by the Demo-
was not spurned and rejected, but
entertaiped and considered, and
was ! crats at Greensboro' as a reward for his
the : war service?..
" Already vile charges against our candi
date for Governor Have been put in circula
tion in various paip of the State." Daily
Let the News man be quiet. He has
heard nothing yet. Up here in these
woods, we know " our candidate for
Governor," an(J we will show you
proof and facts fcf such a record as will
make the bloodtingle in the cheeks of
every Confederate who .casts a ballot
for him. The old Union men, or
" tories " if yod prefer it, of the moun
tains, know wliat he was in the " dark
and bloody days," and they will yet
shame him fof denying it and turning
his back uponfthem to seek social posi
tion and influence. We will be able to
tell you several things before the hot
days of August, Mr. News, about your
candidate, wkich, in the simplicity of
your confederate heart, you never
dreamed of. ((Don't get uneasy; there
is yet three Months to the election, and
in that tiraejyou and your friends may
think it best to put another candidate
W. G. Candler. The dis
tinguished srentleman whose name ap
pears at I the head of this article, was
nominated by the Republican party of
the 8th Congressional District for Con
gress on Saturday, the 18th inst., by
acclamation. There is no better man
than MrJ Candler. Having served his
people in the legislature for a long term
of years with satisfaction to all, even
his enemies are compelled to acknowl
edge his! ability as a I legislator. The
Republicans of this mountain district
should go to work in earnest, and work
until th sun goes down on the first
Thursday in August, and when the
last ray of light shall be fading away
in the western horizon, they will have
the satisfaction of seeing the flashing
rays of their political sun gushing forth
in translucent light in the eastern hori
zon. So1 go to work and redeem the
district which has always been noted
for the number of its white Republi
cans. AshevUle Pioneer.
From The Asheville News, Jane 1st, 1805.
Merrimon and Kirk.
Kirk's Friend Merrimon.
the truth when he said that a large
portion of. the preachers in the South
were in favor of secession. At this
point the Rev. Dr. Closs rose and stated
that the preachers of his church, (the
Methodist church,) were almost unani
mously opposed to secession. This was
a most inappropriate and unfortunate
assertion of Dr. Closs because it wTas
not true. Col. Hargrove then alluded
to the division of the Methodist church
between tne JNortn and south many
years before the rebellion, on account
of the slavery question. Northern
Methodist newspapers were not circu
lated in the South because they were
not supposed to be in the interest of
human slavery. The object of secession
wastokeepthecoloredraceinbondapUjgrr2mon Wants Asheville
the slave-holding States, to prevent the . GarriSOnsd.
siavtss irouu uviug Luugiib io reau. ujo
Holy Scriptures and prevent them from
assembling together to worship God.
jBfSalSf Merrimon Wants Negroes Colon-
whelming:, and after brother Closs had I 1 IZCU.
received his well-merited rebuke, and
left the crowd," the "punishment" in
flicted by the eallant Harerrove oh rep
resentative Standford, like the punish
ment inflicted on Cain for the murder
of his brother Abel, seemed to be
"greater than he was able to bear,"
and so Stanford incontinently wither
ed and disappeared like a tender plant
cut up and cast into the parching sand
and scorching sun. Col. Hargrove's
burning ridicule of Stanford on
account of i the so-called " Legisla
tive Address," which he and all the
other Conservative members of the Le
gislature of !1870-'71, signed and pub:
lishfid to lhepooytta, fM-lft: sole nur-
pose of scaring and driving inem inter
the support of an unconstitutional and
revolutionary convention, was amusing
to all the audience, except Dr. Closs
and Standford himself. That dictato
rial and threatening Address declared
that the Constitution contained a direct
and positive mandate to the General
Assembly, which men of common
HONESTY, REGARDFUL OF THEIR
OATHS, KNEW NOT HOW TO DISOBEY.
That immaculate Conservative party
Asheville, N. C., May 22, 18G.V
At a large and enthusiastic meeting
of the citizens of Buncombo county,
this day held in the town of Asheville,
on motion of Col. J. L. t Henry, Col.
Samuel B; Gudger . was appointed
On motion of W. G. Candler, Esq.,
J. L. Henry was appointed Secretary,
a. Merrrmon. Esq.. moved that a
committee be appointed to wait on all
.Federal held and staff officers on duty
in this place, and request them to take
seats in this meeting. !
in pursuance ofthe foregoing: motion.
the following gentlemen were appoint
ed said committee, viz: Capt. Charles
Moore, Rev. . A. W. Cummlngs and
A. E. Baird, Esq., who accordingly .
xtro i frwl fiTkvn on1 ono tfr "V1 fl cg
Kirk, Lt. Col. Hubbard, Major Rollins.
told the people that if they did not call Adjutant Sutphen. Drs. Roberts and
a Convention that honest and conscien- Doak, fcc.
tious Conservative party in the Legis- The Chairman, in a brief addraw, set
lature would be compelled by their forth the object of the meeting to be for
oaths to levy a tax on the people eight the purpose of giving expression to
times as much as it was in 1870 under public opinion touching the condition
Republican ! rule. Those Conservative of the country, fcc. ! ,
members declared in their Address they Rev. T. W. Atkin moved that a com-
knew very well that any such tax would mittee be appointed to prepare matte r
crush tke people into tlie dust. Yet they for the consideration of the meeting.'
had taken an oath which could not be In pursuance of the foregoing motion.
f ulfilled unless they did make such a levy, the Chairman appointed the following
They declared themselves that tney gentlemen to constitute said committee,
would be guilty of perjury it they did viz: Capt. Charles Moore, 3Iajor W.
not levy the tax, and ; that they would J.Brown, Rev. J. C. Stewart, S. G.
either levy that enormous tax on the Kerr, Rev. T. W. Atkin, A.-E. Baird,
people or resign. Col. Hargrove then Robert Hawkins, W. S. Murray, Rich
stated to the people that Mr. Stanford ard Ledbetter, W. G. Candler, Esq.,
did not levy the tax he told them his Captain William P. Fortune, Colonel
oath compelled him to levy : that of James E. Reid, Rev. William Lank-
Col. Neill McKay. We place at
the" head of our columns to-day, the
name of. Col. Neill McKay, of Har
nett, as our condidate for Congress from
this District. Col. McKay is at this
time the; Solicitor for the Fifth Judici
al District, where he was placed by the
Republican party on the adoption of
the Constitution in 1868. He opposed
the late legislative call for aXSonvention
and, since its organization in this State,
has always acted with the Republican
party. He was the Solicitor for this
District in , the Superior Court of T aw
from the close ofthe war until the
adoption of the present Constitution.
r Col. McKay belongs to one of the
ancient Scotch families of Cumberland
county, where he is very popular and
highly esteemed. He is a fine lawyer
and has qui tea largre practice. lie will
in the fieldf-one wrhom you may not f AVield a mighty influence in thecoming
You can riot register on election day. i mington
1 .1 , l I .4.. n.tknM
course be had not committed perjury :
and he most surely had not resigned his
seat as a member of the Legislature.
He turned to Stanford and asked him
if he did not sign that celebrated " Leg
islative Address," issued in March
1871. Stanford refused to answer.
Col. Hargrove then asked Stanford if
he resigned his seat in the Legislature
when they failed to levy the tax they
declared their oaths compelled them to
evy or commit perjury. Stanford still
refused to answer.
Col. Hargrove inquired of Stanford
if he was in favor of the proposed
1 . I l it. - A 9 A ?
amenoments to tne Ajonsiituuon in re
lation to the number of Supreme Court
Jndges, by which the homestead ex
emption in our Constitution may be
endangered or destroyed. Mr. Stand
ford alsojefused to answer this impor
tant question. Indeed it must be ad
mitted by those who were present on
the occasion that Col.' Hargrove gained
a complete triumph' over Standford in
the discussion at Magnolia.
At the conclusion of Col. Hargrove's
reply to Standford, Gov. Caldwell de
livered a short speech, and stated that
as he had become hoarse from speaking
almost daily for some time past, and
as he desired to speak the next day at
Hallsville, in Duplin county, he would
give way to his friend Gen. Brogden.
The General then brought his heavy
artillery into full play upon the shat
tered and demoralized forces which the
Democratic-Conservative Ku . KIux
squads have been trying to organize,
ever since they wrere compelled to sur
render to that illustrious and uncon
querable chieftain and hero, Gen. U. S.
Gen. Brogden showed that the Democratic-Conservative
i Ku Klux party
were wholly unworthy of the confidence
and support of all honest and well
meaning j people. That unprincipled
party in the Legislature passed a law
to encourage and promote perjury and
crime by allowing criminals to swear
in favor of themselves and in favor of
each other. They passed laws in open
and palpable violation ofthe Constitu
tion, and some of which laws have al
ready been so decided by the Supreme
Court. They " refused, when respect-1
fully petitioned by the people, to in
vestigate grave charges against somel
of the members of their own body.
ford, Captain William Pickens, Rev.
Robert Patterson, Rev, 11. i w. Patty,
Captain John H. Robinson, iS. E. Pen
land, Col. R. L. Jones and Col. W. 11.
Moore. ! .
In the absence Of the committee . tho
meeting was addressed by 1 Major W.
W. Rollins, Rev. Robert Patterson, Dr.
Doak and others. i "
The committee reported thefollowing
preamble and resolutions, which were
read separately and adopted, viz : .
Whereas, The armies forming the
commands of Gens. Lee, . Johnson and
Taylor have been surrendered and dis
banded, and in the providence of GQd
the rebellion is at an end therefore,
Resolved 1. That we, the people of
the county of Buncombe, in general
meeting assembled, do declare our ad
herence to the constitution and laws of
the United States, and our unwavering
purpose to support and maintain the
same. i !
Resolved 2. That wo earnestly hope,
for the early
and most devoutly pray
restoration of I civil la
throughout the land.
Resolved 3. That we, the people of
the county of Buncombe, recognise now, .
as we declared by our votes in Febru
ary, 1861, the doctrine of secession to
be unconstitutional, illegal and revolu
tionary, and that North Carolina is yet
in point of law as well as fact, in the
Union of the United States.!
v Resolved 4. That the popular heart of
the people of North Carolina, narticu-
larly of Western North Carolina,! has
always been loyal to the old Govern
ment, and that in future it shall beat in
unison with, and keep step to themu.sic
of, the Union. ! J f f . ,
Resolved 5. That we sincerely ;'de
plore the calamities brought about by
the war from which wo are just emerg
ing, and we sincerely pray fori the
speedy arrival of the time when' the
sword shall bej beaten into the plow
share and the spear into the pruhincr
hook, and the nations of the earth, shall
learn war no more.
Resolved 6. That we extend to our
Northern brothers the right hand of
fellowship, and, honestly hope how soon
we may all meet as in daj;s of yore, as
American brothers and a band of free
men around the altar of Freedom.
Resolved!. That the great question
of discord and! dissenslon-l-slaverv is
They refused to turn out Moses A. at an end, and that in our opinion the
I Bledsoe, as Chairman of the Board of ' African rnc should be removed froHf