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WHAT -HOIIACE OREEIiET
THINKS OF THE M3IO-?
..'.; fit-'' -i
Kicli, Raw and Racy.
Now 'that 'Jlr: Greeley "tasbecome
the tedder of tho Democracy, we present
Iho ollbwing extracts from editorials
of Ths Few York Tribune, written by
3Ir. Greeley daring the Jbrty 'years of
his editorial life. They are refreshing,
and will not nauseate Democrats who
enforce laws Ibr th'c V extirpation of the
execrable Ku lvlux conspiracy; ana
if it has not the nowdr to do it, then J
say xmr GdVertrrrient is no government,
but a sham. I, therefore, on I every
Sroper occasion,, ad vpcatcd; and justi
ed tho Ku-Klnx4 'ActF I hold It espe
cially desirable for tho South: and. if
it does not prove strong enough to ef
fect its purpose, I. hope it will be made
stronger ana stronger." Horace uree
iey in 1871. -v
ABRAHAM LINCOLN'S LINEAL SUC-
. I l". CESSOR. -'.(
"Many - will-ber surprised at the
President's hearty endorsement of civil
service reform Hifhisniessage of 1870:
but he has been there all aloner. The
President's summing up of the leading
i.l i - ii . ;n :
have i lost , all -self-respect; forsaken objects of Jiis policy, and especially his
principle in their" fiuni for office, and
become nrst-class dirt-eaters., The, ex
tracts are as follows : . :" ' , t ,
; . TltE WHITE HOUSE DISEASE.
. "Mr. .Webster was not only a gentleman,-but
he had the elements of moral
greatness; and he, had hia faults i .as
well. He failed only In one respect;
and In this respect I differ from him
he wanted to be President, and I don't.'!
Horace ureeiey, in ibua.
OUR GREATEST MAN.
V.We have seen our greatest man, Mr.
Chase, making thf .rama .blunder. j I
have seen men who ,had the disease
early, and died of It at a very Old age."
Horace Greeley, in 1868. ,
THE FATE OF GEN. CASS.
"Gen. Lewis Cass died at about 82,
and up to the day ! of ' his , death Jie
wan tea to' be President.' No one ever
escape who-catches the disease: he
Uvea and dies In the delusion. Being
a reader, and. an - obserrer a fan ea ri y
age, I eaw-how it poisoned And paral- j
yzea u$ Destox. our puoiic men, ana
have carefull v avoided It." Horace
Greeteyin 1SG3. "...
THE GOOD SENSE OF GEN. GttAN.j
We, at least, In our day, have: a
Presldent-elert who did not try to be
President. He was elected mainly on
that account." Horace Greeley, in 1868.
THE ENEMY OF THE DEMOCRATIC
"If the Democratic party were called
upon to decide between Grant and my
self, I know that their regard for what
they must call principle would induce j
nine-tenths ol them to vote against me.
Why? I am a decided enemy of that
party, even in its most respectable as
pects." Horace Greeley, in 1871.- ' . j
PICTURE OF THE DEMOCRACY. '
u Every one who chooses to live by.
pugilism or gambling or harlotry, with
nearly every keeper of a tippling house,
U politically, a Democrat." Horace
Greeley. ' .-: .; . '
IGNORANCE A DEMOCRATICALLY.
If there were not a newspaper or a
common school in the country, the
Democratic party would be far stronger
than it is." Horace Greeley. j
"The essential articles of the Demo
cratic creed are ' love rum and hate
nlggera.' The less one learns and knows,
the more certain he Is to vote the regu
lar ticket from A to Izzard." Horace
: ' WHO ARE DEMOCRATS.
"We thereupon asked our contem
porary to state' frankly 'whether the
pugilists, blackl?gs, thieves, burglars,
keepers of ctena of prostitution, etc, etc.,
were not almost unanimously
Democra to." -Horace Greeley.
DEMOCRATIC VIRTUES. j
1 " To smote1 is a Democratic virtue;
to chew is that virtue intensified ; to
drink rum Is that virtue in the superla
tive." Horace Greeley. j
THE DANGEROUS CLASSES ALL DEMO
"A purely selfish interest attaches
the lewd, ruffianly,' criminal, and dan
gerous classes to tho Democratic party. V
Horace, ureeiey. ;
8IX IN A BED.
. ." This would amount to six in a bed,
exclusive of any other vermin; for every
Democratic couch in the State of New
York, including those at Sing Sing and
Auburn.V Horace Greeley. - . j
THE NATIONAL DEMOCRATS. j
"Point wherever you please to an
election district which you will pronounce-
morally rotten,-, given up in
great , part to debauchery and vice J
where voters subsist mainly by keeping
poiicy-omces, gambling-nouses, grog-
desire to secure a pure and, un tram-:
meled, vote.' must appeal cogently to
the judgment .and affections Of tho
American phople. He is Abraham
Lincoln's lineal' successor : and the
popular heart beats in unison With his
administration and his efforts."-Horace
Qreeley in 1870. rr. -r- f
I . AN OPINIONOF GEN. GRANT.
"As to the Administration of Gen.
Qrant, I recognize no one as a Republi
can who is not grateful for its judicious,
energetic, and successful efforts to pro-
cure the ratification or tne..iineentn
Amendment that keystone of our po
litical arch whereby, the fruits xf our
ereat mumps over rebellion ana slavery
are assured and perpetuated. That the
President has made some mistakes in
appointments is obvious. It would be
strange, indeed j if one so I ri experienced
in the conduct 'of political affairs had
wholly escaped thpm. While asserting
tha right-of every . Republican to his
untrummejeci. cn,ouj, oj, canuiuaw-jur
next President... until a nomination is
made. I venture to suggest that Gen.
Grant will be far better qualified for
that momentous trust in 1872 than he
was in 1868." Horace Greeley, in 1871.
THE RIGHT OF SECESSION
Whenever a considerable portion of
our Union shall deliberately resolve to
go out, we shall resist all coerciveraeas
ures designed to keep It in.! " If the
Cotton States shall decide that thev can
do better out of the Union than in it,
we insist on letting them go in peace."
" If the Slave States, the Cotton States;
or the Giilf State only, choose to form
an . independent nation, they have a
clear moral right to do so." Horace
Greeley in 18G0 and 18G1. I
MIXED SCHOOLS AND MIXED .
T 1-irtrto )i o timo irill nnma Ti'li art
our educational institutions and semi
naries will be open to men'of all races
with a freedom, with a - hospitality
which has never yet been enjoyed. I
trust the time will come when no man's
color will exclude him from any church
or any religious organization whatever.
So they say, with regard Mo our conn
mon schools, where a small district
contains by 25 or 30 families, it is sim
ply impossible, where two or three of
these are colored, to have separate;
schools: and in these cases", to say that
black children shall not go-to school
with white children is to say that they
shall not have any schobl whatever."
Horace Greeley, address to the colored
people at Poughkepsie, -N. Y., May 16,
187i ,.. ,v. -: - i -
Iet Justice TJo'Done. '
r As Gen'. Brosrden. our able and
tlneuisbed standard bearer for ' Lieut.
Governor, has been frequently, alluded
tb by some of the conservative newspa
pers and conservative speakers . In the
Present campaign, for the purpose of
trying tb make a little political capital
Out of his vote on the Committee on In
vestigation, it is due to Gen. Brogden.
and it is dueo truth and justice that
the record should speak for itself. Gen.
Brogden .voted for the bill to raise a
committee to Investigate frauds upon
t Ke State. He votedfor the "bill to
further aid the committee on 'investi
gation." Pago 262 and 268.V Senate
Journal! Session 1869-70. V
f On the 4th of March, 1870, Sir: Smith
introduced a resolution to , abolish . the
in vestigating committee ordered by the
Sphate in January. . ;'
; J After some parliamentary ' proceed
ings upon the resolution wnich showed
that there were 10 Senators then absent
from their seats and the question then
recurring upon the adoption of the res
olution, Gen. Brogden voted in the. af
firmative, from the purest motives and
best intentions, knowing that if he
voted inr the negative and it should
pass, he could not then move a re-consideration.
When the vote was taken
and the resolution failed to pass, he did
not deem the matter of sufficient im
portance to change his vote, as he did
to have it in his power to . reconsider
the resolution when the Senate was ful
ler, and to prevent its' 'passage, r ; '
The' report was received' fromi the
committee on investigation. - ; ;
Mr. .Sweet moved that the committee
be discharged; " ; r .-: i..- l ;..
; Those who votetl for discharging the
committee were Messrs.' ' Bellamy,
Blythe. Colgrove, Cook, Eppes, Gallo
way, Hayes. Jones of Columbus, Jones
of Wake, Lassiter, Legg, Martindale,
The Editor must not be understood as endors
ing tha .sentiments of his correspondents, i
Communications on all subjects are solicited,
which will be given to the readers of Tpx Eka
as containing the views aad senUments of the
writers. 1 .. , . ! , l!-
For the Carolina Era.
EX-SIIEKIFF. ; KELLIjY
V 'CIJBIBEKIANI. ,
1 : f ; For the Carolina Era
:'-Xi i. Silas Burns." ; , v '
Mb. EditoK: I: noticed some , time
ago a short piece "in your columns in
regara 10 one man on tne , ocaie iickci
that could not or been ' bettered." I al
lude to Mr, Silas Burns, 'of Chatham
county,, for Superintendent of Public
Works. ; He haa been a citizen of our
State about forty years, though born
and raised in Massachusetts. .
; There is no man that deserves ' the
honor of the ,. office: more .than Mr.
Burns for, several reasons : First of all
he is capable and ' qualified to fill the
office by his long experience . in:, busi
ness as a mechanic and a working man,
his energy, for pushing work ahead.
He was engaged on the United States
Public Works for five years In charge
of men under him. And ' the State
House at Raleigh in charge of hands
and men for six and a half years. And
a contractor for building tne lencmg
around the State House. He was a
contractor for building cars for theN.;
Mr. Burns , was : the firstVmaa j'that
made a proposition to become, ;one s of
the hundred to take one million of dol
lars of the private subscription in the
N. C. B. B., and the stock .was reduced
to eight thousand 'dollars : each, v Mr.
Burns paid every dollar of his to help
build the IT. C. It. B.f also. he took one
thousand dollars in the B. &G. .B. B.
Where is the working man that has
done more for the old North State than
Mr. Burns. ' : - :
He now. has a foundry at Xoekville
Do IteXutes a Slaiidcr.of tho Fvy-
ettcville Eagle. ' 1 1
.i i; ,
Fayette ville, N. C., July 15th, 1872.
Editok of the Era : However much I
dislike to appear in the public press to vin
dicate my character, I feel it is a duty I owe
to myself, - my personal friends h and the
party , which has heretofore honored me
with political Preferment, to notice the fol-
lowing article which was phblished in The
Flajetteville 'Ecle of the 11th instant, as
an editorial: . " .
' f K ' From the Statesville American.'
JOHK BEIIIY, ESQ. , OF CUMBERE.AND
' This gentleman, at present the-' Mayor of
Favetle ville. is announced on - the State
ticket of the Republican party, as a candi
date to fill the office, of State Auditor , A
more suitable person could not have been
chosen for the position" than Mr. ReiJly,
who is a gentleman of high standing, of fine
abilities and very popular where he is well
known. His friends here feel sure of his
election. V t : j : Fayettevili-e.
ho had threatened SherifF R. This Mr. Mc
Kethan denied, and said 'that 'he had Hot
threatened him with anything.
Mr. McKethan further stated that a
school teacher, named Harris, hail lioan tr
him to get an order for money for' teaching
.didn't think there -was any money, in tho
treasury.. .Thereupon Harris remarked that
he had seen Sheriff R. have a receipt for
$1000 money, paid in as school fund. Then
MrvMcKethan went to Sheriff R. to inauire
about, ity and finding out .that such was the
tease, told Sheriff R. that he (MeK.) had been
drawing on thi3 81600 as ordinary county
j i - x t: i . e- 1 . . , r
iuuus, auu, w reiievo uim ui uiu imsiaKe,
at his.tequest Sheriff R. struck out of the
receipt Uhe words ("school money,?) and
paia m another jiuuo. . ; ., ;.
The words "school monev" were inserted
in the receipt after the Treasurer had signed
it to designate the fund tQ which the money
belonged, and Mr. - McKethan imputed no
baa motive to bherm iu in doing so.
This 5s I think a correct statement or Mr.
McKethan's explanations. !. ; . ; r .
- , . . S. A. BALDWIN, J. P., r
Kcad the Ilceord.
VOTE AGAINST X1IIJ DESIACSOiJ If K.
Moore of Carteret, Moore of Yancey, making plows and all kinds of casting,
Smith, Stephens, Sweet and Welker
18. r. ' ;
Those who voted asainst discharffinff
the committee were, Messrs. Barnes,
Beall, :; Beasle', Beeman, Brogden,
Flythe, Forkner,- Graham, Jone3 of
Mecklenburg, Lindsay, Love, Mason,
Melchor, .Bobbins, Shoffner, White,
Whiteside and Wmstead 18.
The President voting in the negative,
the motion to discharge the committee
did not prevail. Page 547 '48.
The Senate Journal shows that Gen.
Brogden jand Gov, Caldwell prevented
the Brags: Investigation Committee
from peing abolished, as Gen. Brog
den's vote against discharging the com
mittee made the vote a tie, and Gov.
Caldwell! aa President of the Senate,
gave the pasting vote against discharg
ing the committee, ana .it was not dis
charged. j - ; ' : ,
- Mr. Jones, of Mecklenburg; . intro
duced a resolution in relation to the
committee on Investigation, continu
ing the samej '
Tne iresiaeut ueciaea tiiat the m-
trodu'etion of the resolution was in .or
der.-- ' . f. V. ' . ' ,
. Mr. Beall appealed from the decision
of the Chair, j Mr. Beall was a Conser-
and can he found at his post every day:
Mr. Burns did not seek the nomina
tion. Was unanimously nominated by
acclamation. And the Republicans
here are well i pleased with the nomi
nation of MrJ Burns for Superintendent,
of Public Works, knowing as we do,
that in him wa have, an honest man
who fully appreciates the liberty of an
American citizen, and heartily sym-
fathises with the hard working, honest
aboring men who k constitute the great
body of our citizens. . - . - u
In Mr. Burns the people .will have a
faithfull guardian oi the Public Works,
and one whose reputation for integrity
and honesty cannot be questioned. lie
will lead the ticket in Chatham.- . .
. Lockville, July 13, 1872.
The Election takes place on
Thursday, the first day of August.
From the Asheville Pioneer.
MKRIIIMOX AND THE SOL
lie Indicts the Starving Wives oi
Confederate Soldiers for taking
HI3 DEMANDS THIS IAST CKIVX.
The decision of the Chair was sustain
ed as theldecision of the Senate, by the
following vote : Yeas Messrs. Bella
my, Brogdeni Blythe, Colgrove, Cook,
Forkner,;; Galloway, Hayes, Harring
ton, liyraan, Jones of ijolumbus, Lassi
ter; Legg, Long, Martindale, Moore of
Carteret, (Richardson, Smith, Stephens,
Sweet, Welker and Winstead 22.
! Kays-i-Messrs. Barnes,Beall,Beasley ,
Beeman, f FJyth, Graham, Jones of
Mecklenburg, Lindsay, Love, Mason,
Melchor, f Bobbins, Scott, - Shoffner,
t White, Whiteside and Wilson 17.'
j Of these 17 Senators who voted against
sustaining thd decision of Gov. Cald-
vvell, that Mr.! Jones had a right to in
troduce a resolution continuing the
committee on investigation, 10 of said
Senators were conservatives, as fol
Melchqr, Hobbins, Scotland Whiteside
1U. .ft a Conservatives.
shops and darker dens of infamy, and
that district will be' found at nearly or
quite everf election giving a majority
for that whlcn stvles itself the Demo
cratic party.' Take all the haunts of
debauchery In the land, and you wilj
find nine tenths of their master spirits
active partisans of that same Democ
racy. What is the instinct, the sympaj
thetic chord, which attaches them so
uniformly-to this party? Will you
consider 7" Horace Greeley. ,
REBEL. DEMOCRACY. . j
The brain, the heart, the soul of the
present Democratic party is the rebel
element at the South, with its North
ern allies and sympathizers. . It is jeb-ji
el at the core to-day. It would comts
into power with the' hate, the chagrin
the wrath, the mortification often bit
ter vears to impel and cruide its stepsi
It would devote itself to taking off or
reducing tax after, tax until the Treas-t
urv was deorived of the means of cav
iling Interest on tho national debt, and
wouia nan ina uaingsnr national
bankruptcy with : unalloyed ' gladness
and unconcealed exultation. What
ever chas&t ment may be deserved b
our national sins, we. must hope that
thU disgrace and humiliation will be
spared us. Horace Greeley.
AN EAJOJEST PItAYER. -
- 44 Ma v It be written on m v crave that
I was never Its follower ftiamcly,, of
f th rwmncrtlft nftrtV'l AhVl Hvod arid
William Hay, Esq., a leading Demo
crat of Yancey county, has published
the following letter : !
Mb. JEditor: Having heard many
reports in regard, to a certain transac
tion,, with which I was connected, I
will here erive vou the facts as thev are.
In the Spring, of 18G4 the Confederate
authorities came and pressed from me
7o bushels or. wheat, paying me tneir
own price : they carried the wheat off
and stored it in an old store-house, near
Tkivirl 'PrMffifK- A fpw rlavs thprPilftpr
there came some ju or 40 women irom
the different portions of the county, and
proceeded (in day light)-to JNir. uaviu
Pro fHts, and they asked for the key to
the store-house. They were informed
that there was no key there. They
then went to. the store and took about
51 bushels of the wheat, and carried it
awav. JN umbers of these women told
Barnes. Beall. Graham.
Mecklenburg, Love, Mason,
Mr. Swgefe moved to amend the reso
lution introduced by Mr. Jones, so as
to make it read thecommittee are here
by, discharged! and the amendment was
adopted. I Mr.! Brogden again voted
against discharging thecommittee.
j The resolution discharging the com
mittee on' investigation then passed.
and Mr. Brogden again voted against
discharging the committee, rage 552.
vLet these facts be considered and let
justice be donei
; Cfeneralj Brogden is one of the. last
men In North Carolina who would ever
under any t circumstances attempt to
place any (Obstacle in the way of a full
and thorough investigation of any and
an maimers and tilings m any manner
connected with the. public interest or
Will these newspapers which have
misrepresented Gen. Brogden nowshow
inuir KciitJfusiiy nu sense oi justice Dy
For the Carolina Era.
Letter from a Colored Voter.
Mr. Editor: Allow me a small
sDace in vour valuable paper, to sav a
few words to the colored men of North
Carolina. I am a Republican, and will
vote for Caldwell and the whole Re
publican State ticket, and I advise ev
ery colored man to do the same, il am
a man that was free at the time that
the democrats told the free colored peo-
fle of the county of Granville that if
hey would vote for them they would
go to Raleigh and do all they could for
them. Did they do it? Yes, they went
to Raleigh and called a convention by
a big majority, and said the colored
man should not vote any more; nor
did he vote any more for thirty years.
Is that all the democrats done for the
colored people of this State? No; in
1856 they tried to pass a bill to sell
them. Is that all ? No ; in 1858 these
same democrats that now say they are
friends of yours, done all they could to
pass a bill to sell the free colored peo
ple of North Carolina. Then can we
trust them ? No : if you give them a
chance they will treat you the same
I will say to the hard working white
and colored men of the State to go to
the polls on the first day of August and
cast their votes for the Republican
I am one that will not fatten frogs
for snakes, if I know it. I never intend
to vote for men that have tried so hard
to cheat me out of my rights In 1868
the Republicans framed a Constitution
which gives you the rights you now
enjoy. Did the democrats vote to rat
ify it? No. . These same democrats
tried, in 1871, to get a convention to
alter the Constitution and deprive you
of the rights guaranteed therein. Think
of these things, my colored friends, be
fore casting your votes.
Don't forget to go and register before
the first, day of August, and then on
the first day of August go to the polls
and cast your votes for your best
friends the Republicans of your coun
ty and the whole Republican State
ticket, and you will do your duty to
yourselves, your country and your
God. Respectfully, f
Franklinton, July 13, 1872. . ,
"T We giye place to the above for the pur
pose of giving it the following endorse
ment : In 1870 when this carpet bagger was
defeated for re-election as sheriff; of this
county, he had failed to pay overhe County
Treasurer the school moneys in bis hand,
and when 'called upon by the new Board of
Countv Commissioners (Conservatives) to
settle up with the Treasurer he paid in $1,000
ordinary county, staxes, and afterwards in
serted in the Treasurer's receipts the words
" school money," which was a forgery, for
the Treasurer signed no ..such receipt. He
was detected' in it by the different hand
wiite and different ink. . He at first refused
to correct it, but when threatened by Mr.
McKethan, Chairman of the County Com
missioners,he expunged the inserted words.
See Auditor's Report for the. .fiscal yea?
ending September, 1871. It is seen that
Reilly makes a sworn return that he had
collected State tax, ?10,854.59 ; county tax,
$21,590.90. A finance committee appointed
by the Conservatives detected an ' error in
his - county tax of about $4,500which he
was required, to pay. ' Then, if the ;county
tax was. $25,000, the State tax, being exactly
half as much, ought to be- about $12,5000,
but the Auditor says he only paid $10,
S54.59. May be when Reilly gets Adam's
oflice he will correct thak This same " gen
tleman of high standing " is now sued in
the Superior Court of this county as a de-
fainter in county taxes ior isoe ana ieoy.
American please copy. ., '
On reading the above in The Eagle,-1
immediately went to the Editor's oflice to
ascertain the author of it, and there I found
a little " printer's devil," a mere boy, Who
informed me that he was in charge of the
office and wpuld assume the responsibility
of writing the article at the same time de
clining to inform me who the author was"
It is due to Mr. McSween, the Editor of The
Eagle, to state that the article was pub
lished during his absence. On his return I
made inquiry of him and he replied that
he did not know wbxJ the ' author was, but
would fi nd out and give' me his name. '
So far, then; I have failed to find out the
writer of this slanderous article, I pro
nounce this Eagle editorial an infa.-.
mous. iiiE from beginning to end; -as .is
shown by the certificates hereto annexed.
I further pronounce : the writor of this edi
torial, whoever he is,; a dir-tT, cowardly,
SXF.AKINO, IiYINQ, WHITE-LIVERED VIL
LAIN, and his conduct towards me must
satisfy every, honorable man that the epi
thets I have used have a meaning. He had
the black-hearted infamy to "write a libel
against my character and then he shows his
mean, sneaking cowardice by prompting a
mere irresponsible "printer's devil" boy
to assume the responsibility. I leave the
public to judge for themselves.
Since the expiration of my term of office
as sheriff of Cumberland county, I have
twice been a candidate before the people of
Fayctteyille and have been elected both
times, and now when I am a candilato for
a State office, some low, dirty coward, who
is politically and probably personally op
posed to me, seeks, by an infamous lie, to
prejudice the people throughout the State
against me. He well knew when I was a
candidate for election to oflice in the town
of Fayetteville, 'such charges .would not
affect me here where I am known." . '
: The people can judge from the certificates
accompanying this card, whether I have
paid over, the public moneys collected by
me as sheriff ; whether I have been guilty
of " forgery " or not, and whether or not the
county of Cumberland is still indebted to
Also, how suit was brought against
July 15th, 1872,
i Office County- Commissioners, - 1
, ; Cumberland County, July 12, 1872;
This is to certify that John Reilley, late
sberjff of Cumberland County, paid to , the
uounty Treasurer the balance due on his
tax list for the year 1870, as ; soon as he wjis
lniormea ot the amount due Dy the uom
mittee appointed to examine " the accounts
of the late treasurer and other officers,? and
within the time prescribed by law,xis ap
pears by Report of said committeo'on filo In
this office i i !.'.' -vf-V :i oi-v V, Pi
-Vj,it j . , Ai W- CAMPBELL, .
: J ' 1 " Deputy Clerk."
NORTH CAROLINA, 1 1
Superior Court Office July i2th, 1872.
I hereby cerUfyi tliafc John Reilly, Esq.,
has 29 judgments against tho -'county of,
Cumberland,: dock eted in this Court, via :
Judgment: docket.'4 IV' from No. 1723 to
No. 1751 inclusiv'e," amounting in the aggre
gate ' to 4,578 "upon which amount a pay
ment of one-third has been made, as aj-
ears from the entry on the judgment
ocket in each case. - '
f A. McPHERSON, Jr., I j
- x Clerk. .,
me that they had been living on wheat publishing this 'brief statement from
died in nothing .its
TUB "FEBOCIOUS PIIOTECTIONIST."
You only err aa to . the proper can-;
didute.Jam not the man you need.
Yourrty U mostly i ree Trade, and
I am a ferocious Protectionist' I nave
no doubt that-'I-uiigbt tes nominated
and elected by" your help; but it would
placo 'tuall in a fa!sj posUIon."
Horace Greeley to 'J?i ; Donxui , in 1 871 1
j XHE BAYONET UW OP " 1870. "
I "It fa urged by the Democratic or
gans that the law Is' to be enforced in
state and municipal elections. This Is
done to make it more obnoxious, if
that be possible, to their party. But,
unfortunately, -this 'Is an error. The
law applies only to presidential and
congressional . elections, though we
heartily wl& It could be made to ap
ply to all others." Horace Greeley tn
18?0. . ; ' " .' t5 '"'
! THE KU KLUX JJLW.
I hold oar Government Douna by-
its dutv of protecting our citizens in I
brand for some time and were suffering.
together with their children, while
tneir husbands were In the trenches
about Richmond. In the fall of 1864,
I was summoned to appear at Burns
ville. as a witness. I then asked Mr.
A. S. Merrimon (who was Solicitor at
that time) what he wanted with me.
He said that he wanted to prove who
took that wheat. I asked him what he
thought the husbands of these women,
(who were then in the trenches at
Richmond) would say to this? He
(Merrimon) inadano reply; I then told
him the- condition of these women
that their husbands were in the war.
nearly all around Richmond, and that
he ought to allow them (the women) to
pay for the wheat and proceed no fur
tner. utavid I'romr, Jsq.. came up in
the time and joined me in this, but at
last alter long persuasion, he (Merri
mon) said ir the wheat and fees was
paid for by the next term of the Court,
all would go off in that way, otherwise
he would push to the full extent of the
law. Mr. Merrimon was very slow to
agree to this. I then told him that
some of these women had left the coun
ty , and asked what would . be done
about their , part.. He said the full
amount, the last cenl, must be paid or
he would go on with the prosecution ;
this was the best he could do. The ac
count was made out for the wheat and
fees against these women, t amounting
to n ve nunarea ana nity dollars, (SooO,)
and rather, than I -would see these
women narrassed and punished I paid
four: hundred dollars ($400)-and was
going to pay the remainder $150, but
the Federal army came in, and I have
not heard or tiie balance since, what
the Journal of the
KU KL.UX ACTS.
Tli cy arc indorsed by Greeley...
ilNow, ;fhe Ku Klux organization
miiy be active in this locality and dor
mant in that may1 seem dead to-day
arid be revived to-morrow but the
Kb Klux spirit still lives at the South,
and is very formidable. It is grounded
in1 a conviction that .the blacks are un-
'. For the Carolina Era:
- A. Card . "
We, whoso names are subscribed to this
Card, a portion of the colored voters of Salis
bury, N. C', do certify that on Sunday, the
14th, General Carey, of Ohio, now making
Democratic speeches in this' part of North
Carolina, interviewed us and desired us to
vote for; Greeley. We told him that we
were not disposed to change our votes that
Grant made a good PresidenVnd We were
willing to support him again.';; . ' - . -i
Gen. Carey then said we should vote for
Greeley, as Mr. Greeley was in favor or
white and colored children going to, the
same schools and that he was equally in
favor of abolishing all distinctions betweep
iifcand not'reallv entitled to vote that
Reconstruction j is usurpation that j the colored and white races in public travel
V tins is n V flue Man's government," and places of entertainment.
and that the Black vote is somehow to
be nullified ; by fair means, if practica
ble; but by sonie means anyhow. ;
It is against this spirit and its my
riad manifestations that the Ku Klux
iegjslatioh of Congress is directed in
our judgrnenVjmost righteously and
properly. If Congress be not empow
ered to protect the right of the People
to choose heir President and Vice
Presidwat against such a conspiracv as
thai which- falsified the ;verdict of
Lou isianan 1868. then the Constitu
tion is a sham andihe Right of Suffraare
a mockery.f7 Horace ureeiey, July 18,
1K7I, tn.A.' U i Tribune.
Pink Hall, f,
Salisbury, July 14, 1872.
Alfred Tate, i
Allen Waters, ' . "
Logan Jenkins,, ' y
. ;-; . '"Woun on You."
. Ve frequently have good old friends
.who never erive us anythinjr more than
was done with the money I know not, the(r subscription jto the paper, and
I know I paid it. Mr. Merrimon nor wno strut as the pillars that hold up
no one else, will dare deny these facts.
r . War. Bay. I
Caoey' River, Yancey county, N. O,
July 3,1872.'; : '
The Election' takes , place
thps eves off this town, to come in and
say to, us,. 'The people are down on you
for supporting' Billy. Smith.' We are
thankful;!to all (such for this informa
tion!. But the people - can do as they
ilrtise. And as lor us so helD us God
,u well do as tre please. . Drive on your
Mt.Jitus&oro' Jtecorder, JJemoeratic.
: . J For the Carolina Era.-
' " ;; " A Card.' :!
- The Editor of The Sentinel states in
his paper that I gave a man a. sow and
pigs to swear to a lie. I Also, that I bid
for bacon sold by Burgen; And that I
received money for making the lease.
I pronounce Mr. Turned or any one
else who makes these charges an infa
mous liar. I did think, after Turner
had been charged by JVIajHearne with
stealing the public money and R. C.
Badger had published him as a liar that
he would cease making false charges
upon gentlemen, mt it seems 'he is
determined to-'eontiiiue this kind of
warfare. ' -
W. A. Smith.
The Election takes . place
Thursday, the firnt day of August.
me, at whose instance and for what purpose,
whether I( ever attempted to swindle the
county or attempted to avoid investigation
into my official acts.
: I If the above Eagle editorial is an illustra
tion of the "freedom of the press" and a
fair 'sample of the "high-toned chivalry
and respectability - or those who oppose
me politically, may God help the country.
;; ' ; v John reilly.
': Fayetteville Eagle please eopy. ;
fi hereby certify that John Reilly, ; Esq.,
late sheriff of Cumberland countyj did
settle his county taxes for the years 18G8-'69
with the County Treasurer, S. N, , Wejsb,
-Esq, in presence of a Finance Committee ap
pointed by the Board of Commissioners, and
within the time prescribed by law. Sheriff
Reilly at all times during his term of office
did advance his money at the request of the
ATjl. 2. J A I - a. a.
commissioners to me county, ior ine pur
pose of purchasing provisions for the poor
of said county and supplying the prisoners
ia jail, Ac.,' and took County Scrip at its
par value in exchange for money thus ad
vanced, the county.being without the neces
sary money to pay current expenses.
f 5 iv f J. W. HOPKINS, -
Chm'rt late Board County Commissioners
t of Cumberland Comity.
f Fayetteville, N. C, July 13, 1872. : ?
f f Ou yesterday, the 12th inst, at the request
oX ex-eheriff' John Reilly; I accompanied
him to the court-house where Sheriif R.
met Mr. A. A. McKethan. Chairman of the
, Board of County Commissioners, and ex
hibited to him the last copy , of . The Eagle
containing an article in reference to Sheriff
R.'s ofneial acta as sheriff of Cumberland
county. ' - -''
-j Mr.-McKethan stated thaC'thoughbis
name appeared in the artielfv that he did
not write it himsehyior did he know, who
did it, that tho charge that Sheriff R. was
required to pay $4,500 on account of, an
error in his form of settlement was not true,
that the Countv Commissioners' U.i 1 1 jrou&ht
suit against Sheriff It. for (S;)8j nine hun
dred and eighty-two dollar,' which the
Commissioners claimed against him on ac
count of the tax lists for ; 1868-'69, which
claim Sheriff R,' denied as' being just, and
before suit was brought offered to pav.the
claim if the Com mission ers "would satisff
him that it was just; and further remarked
that as the change was made, that unless the
Commissioners sued him, then : he (Sheriff
R.) would sue them. - The Commissioners
then brought suit against Sheriff R., and
the matter is now pending in tlie Superior
court. . Mr. McKethan s attention was called
to the statement in
Synopsis of Election and Kegistra
.'; tion Act Relating to Itcjristeringr
i: and. Voting-..; v X, .' , ".' ,
! QUALIFICATION OF VOTERS.
The following are the only qualifications
required of any voter inthis State ; .
Ile must' be twenty-one years of ago or
upwards j a native or naturalized citizen of
the United States ; and must have resided
in this State . twelve months preceding the
election and : thirty days in th3 county in
which he offers to vote. Any person poss
essing tho above qualifications is entitled to
register.aud vote in the township in which
' County Commissioners may establish;
alter, discontinue or create separate places
for voting in their counties ; but there must
be at least one polling place in each town
ship, as nearly central as possible. Thirty
days notice of such change, fec, must be
givefi in some newspaper published in the
county, or in lieu , thereof, by hand bill
posted in three - places in such county. If
no stich notice is given - the precincts as
heretofore established shall continue.
5 REGISTRATION BOOKS.
The Commissioners ; shall, oh or before
the 1st Monday in July 1872, select one
Justice, of the Peace for each township or
election precinct to act as Registrar therein. 1
W here there are not enough J ustices the
Commissioners shall appoint some person
to act as Registrar. ,
The Secretary of State shall! before the
first Monday in June; 1S72, forward to Coun
tv Commissioners registration books for
each precinct. If he docs not. Commis
sioners may provide same at expense of the
State: v r -:--.;S'--'- ' : ' '
REVISING OLD 'REGISTRATION BOOKS, C.
. Registrars of each township or precinct
shall revise existing registration books so
that they shall contain an accurate list of all
the voters previously registered in such
township or precinct, who still reside
therein, without requiring such voters to
register again. The Registrars shall, be
tween sunrise and sunset on each day .(Sun
days excepted) from the 1st Thursday in
July, 1872, up to and including, the day
preceding the first Thursday in August,
1872. keep open the books for the registra
tion of any voters residing in tho township
or precinct," entitled to registration, whoso
names have not 'been registered in such
township or precinct before, or do not ap
pear m the revised list.
WHEN AND WHERE TO REGISTER AND VOTE.
NO CERTIFICATES OF REGISTRATION.
No person can register ina township or
precinct whereof he is- not an'actual and
bona fide resident. No certificates of regis-
tration will be 'given. Electors must vote
in the townships or precincts where they
actually reside on election day.
No registration will be allowed on elec
tion day, except where the person offering
to vote arrives at the age of twenty-one, or
for some other treason, becomes entitled to
vote on that day, under the laws of this
State : in which event he shall be allowed
to register and vote.
JUDGES OF ELECTION CHALLENGING.
a ne county cammissioners shall, on or
before the first Monday in July, 1S72, ap-
Txnitll". Jit. PJirll fnivnaVi i r nr . nro!nr.f i'mir
judges of election, two of whom shall be of a
dinerent political party from the Registrar.
The Judges and Registrars shall, on the
Saturday preceding the election from nine
o'clock a. m., till five o'clock p. m., attend
at tne polling place or their to wnship or pre
cinct, with the registration books, when
and where the said books shall be open to
tne inspections or the electors or the town
ship or preciwet,- and any elector shall be
allowed to'object to any name appearing on
the said books. : Where there is an objec
tion the registrar shall enter opposite the
name so objected to, the word "challenged,"
ana snaH appoint a tune ana place, on or
before election day, when he, together with
the judges of election; shall hear and decide
upon such objection. Due notice of the,
time and place of ," hearing , shall be. given
the person objected to. It such is not given,
the person objected to can vote.
' Challenging can be done on any other day
than that above specified. It may also be
done on the day i of election. The judges of
election and tho ; Registrar for each town
ship or precinct, after being duly sworn,
shall hold the election at the precincts or
townships for which they were severally
appointed. They shall keep poll books in
which shall be entered the name of every
person who votes., i
'13. R. Ibink.assignoe'plaintiif j
fm . . . . I """"""lin,
x uuiuas j . jsi uier, uerendant. )
STATE OP. NORTH CAROLINA;' , , '
To the Sheriff of Davidson countyG root
ing: You are hereby commanded to sum-
mon T. J. Miller, the defendant alx)o
pamed, if ho bo found within yotir county,
to be and appear before the Judge of our
Superior Court, to be held for tho county of
Davidson, at the court house in Lexington,'
on the 2nd Monday after the 3rd Mondav
of April, and answer,, the complaint whU h
will be deposited in the oflice .f tho clerk'
of thd Superior Court of said county, within
the first three days of tho next term thereof;
and let tho said defendant take notico that
if he.fail to answer tho said complaint with
in that time, the plaintiffwill take judgment
against him for thd sum of three hundred
dollars in gold, or its equivalent, with in
terest'on three hundred dollars from the
21stday of March, 18G5.
Hereof fall not, and of this sumnionH make
due return. 'Given 'under my hand and
tho seal of tho Baid court, . this ICth da v r
April, 1S70. '
r ISeal.l L. E. JOHNSON,
.' i , Clprk'of the superior 4;ourL .
Returnable to spring term, .JKT0, of tho
superior court oi Davidson county. Re
ceived 16th April, 1870. Served on tho l?Uh '
April, 1870, by copy delivered to T. J. Mil-
lerthe witbin named defendant. ' '
. ; , JAHi A. SOVVKltS, Sherin,
T i lly T. C. Ford, Deputy Sheriff.
SUPERIOR COURT, Davidson county:
E. R. Brink, assignee plaintiff, )
against V Uomplauit.
Thomas J. Miller,. Defendant. J
The plaintiff complains and alleges: ,
r. That on tho oth day of March, jk(;. in
Davidson county, the defendant, Thoman j;
Miller, covenanted in writing, under his
hand and seal, with J. M. ; Leach, to pay to
him or his order, three hundred! dollars in
gold, or its en nival ent. one day after date!
with a condition that the same might, at the
discretion or the said Leach, bo discharged
within a reasonable time, in wheat, flouri
corn meaL pork. lard, bacon, chickens.
butter, eggs, &c, at gold rates. 1 ' .
11. That the same on the oth day ot Jan-
uarv. ln6. was hv the- oniiorseiiinnt ofnn
said J. M. Leach, transferred to the plain till',
wno is now, and was at the commencement
of this action, the owner of tho real interest
III. That previous to the comnicnccinciit
of this action, the said covenant was pre
sented to the defendant for payment, ac
cording to the terms thereof, but was ; not
paid or discharged. , '.'!.
IV. That neither tho defendant nor t tho
said J. M. Leach has paid tho same. Where
fore tho plaintiff demands judgment.) for
threo hundred dollars in gold or its equiv
alent in the currency of the Unitod States,
with interest thereon from tho Ulst day of
March, lSGo, until paid and the costs of this
action. ; '
J. M. LEACH, ) Alt's lor '
L. M. SCOTTf . J Plaintiff.
") Sup'r Court
E. R. Brink, assignee.
Thos. J. Miller defendant.
.The defendant, Thos. J.
the complaint and denies
I. That any of the allegations contained
in articles II of the plantiff's complaint are
true as therein set fourth.
THOS. J. WILSON, ) Att'ys for
J. W. CLEMENT, J Defend' nt
. In this case leave is granted defendant to
amend his answer by withdrawing tho issue
of the execution of tho bond.
SUPERIOR COURT Davidson County.
E. Ik Brink, plantiff, )
Thos.'J. Miller, defendant, J Answer.- , '
,The defendant by leave of court. iilcH Win
amended answer as an addition to the for
mer auswer and for a furthei defence says :
ist. mat tne consideration lor tho allogol
contract sued, if anj', was illegal and con--trary
to the policy of the law, in this, that
James M. Leach, the payee, 'was at tho date
of said alleged note, a member, of tho Houso
of Representatives of the Comrress of tho
Confederate States, representing tho district
of which this defendant was a citizen, and
that tho defendant was a Confederate soldier
in tho military service of said Confederate
States, and thereon, or about tho dato of Haiti
note, was an invalid in tho Winder Hospital,
and the only consideration of said alleged
notej was for service rendered or inllueiwo
excited by said Leach in hisoflicial capacity,
to effect a transfer of defendant from ono
department of tho military servico of tho
Confederate States , to another, to wit: a
transfer from Richmond to Salisbu ry, North
Carolina, and so defendant insists that on
this account also said note is void. I
WILSON tt CLEMENT,
Att'ys for Defendant.
the newspaper that he
x : . BALLOT-BOXES, &C.
) There shall be four ballot-boxes at tho
polls. Candidates will be voted for as fol
lows :. ; . - fj. j-.- r. " - -
i Governor, Lieut. Governor, Secretary of
State. Auditor. Treasurer, .Superintendent
of Public Instruction, Superintendent of
Public Works and Attorney-General shall
be on one ballot and deposited in a separate
box. Member of Congress shall be on one
ballot and : deposited ? in a- separate Ixnc.
Members of the General Assembly shall be
on one ballot and deposited in a separate
box. County officers shall be on ono ballot
and depositedan a separate box. : t .
' The. tickets shall bo ton white paper and
either written or printed, or both, and must
be without device. ! ;
If two or more tickets be rolled up to
gether, or if any ticket shall contain more
names than the elector has a right to vote
for, or shall have a device upon it in either
of these cases such ticKets snail oe mrown
out and not counted; ; ,1 1 : '
"t PENALTIES ON OFFICERS. j i
;Anv- Registrar or Judgo of 'election- or
any otliceri failing to perform any duty re
quired of him by tlie Election Act, shall on
conviction! bo fined not more than one thou
sand dollars nor, less than five hundred,
and imprisoned not moro than six norjess
than two months. ,
SUPERIOR COURT Davidson county.
E. It. Brink, Plaintiff, " V " '
against t Reply. i .
Thomas J. Miller. )
Tho plaintiff, for reply to the amended
answer of the defendant, says: '
I. That none of the allegations ol tho said
amended answer are true. '
II. That the plainult is a purcluiser lor
full value of the said bond or note, without
notice or knowledge at tho time or Rinco of
mVdcfect or illegality in the consideration
of tho same, or in fact upon what eonsidera-'
tion tho same was executed, and lie uciuch,
that there is any illegality in tho considera
tion thereof. ' j
LEACH it SCOTT.
Att'ys for plaintiff .
Thos. J. Miller: You are notiucd to pro- -
duco on the trial of tho causo of E. R.
Brink against you, how pendirg in the Su
perior court ot JJavidson county, at i'au.
Term, 1870, tho two letters written to you
by Gen'l Jas. M. Leach and delivered to
you by Alex. Leach, ono of which you had
m court on said trial ; also a letter written
by tho said Leach to vou by Thad. C. Eond,
about tno mntn or iviarcii, or parol,
evidence will be given of their contents.
NOV. 5, 1S70. K. 11. BRINK, ,
......... u . f by Scott, Att'y. .
Served by delivering a co'py of this sum-
rpons to Defendant, T J. Miller. '.".
Nov. 5, 1S70. '
J. A. Sowers, Sheriff.
COFV OF NOTE. ' 1 ' '
$300. One day after date, I promlso to
payJ.Al. Jjeach, or order, threo hundred
dollars, to bo paid in gold or its equivalent,
but which may be discharged from time to
time, within a reasonable time, in wheat,
flour, corn and meal, pork, lard, bacon.
chickens, butter, eggs, fcc, at gold rates at.
said Leach's discretion. .
March 20, 1855.
. Thos. J. Mi llhu, seal J
stamp locts. Pay within to E. R. Brink:
Jan'y 4th, 18G(J. signed J. M. Leach.
SUPERIOR COURT Davidson county..
E. 11. Brink, plaintiff. Y . ,o.
against -rJr.l - '
Thos. J. Miller. )
I. Did tho payee transfer the saiuo to the
plaintiff before tho. commencement of this
II. Was the bond executed upon legal
j: Scott, Att'y for plaintiff.-
Tit f nPTvt r r f tiMi-oiiU i l ma It i ! 4lir
plaintiff prays an appeal to tho Supreme .
court,, . . I ? .,-
IIsote: JSo appeal bond was ever hui,
consequently the case never went up to tho
Supreme court. . . . - - r ,Clku'k.
NORTH CAROLINA, ) KlllwM.if:r
Davidson county. I 1
I, L. E. Johnson, clerk , of tho superior
court in and for tho county and stato aforo-
said, do hereby certify that the foregoing is 4
1 true and perfect transcript, of the record
on hie in my otnee jn tho caso. or jj. jc.
Brink, assignee, plaintiff, against Thos. J.
Miller, defendant. , . - i ' !
Davidson sup. ) In testimony whoroor,
1 ' court seal. : I liave herointo set my ;
North Carolina. J hand and alllx thewal
of said court at oflica in the town of liC.x -
Ington, on this 21st day of J une, 1S72.
! .( - ' ' Jj.. E. JOIINSON, 1
(,'Jark Sup, Court for Dnrvldaon county, Nl C-
rlheir rndarneofalrishts to pass and ITlmmlay, the first day of August. '
I - i . T - ' .-. i v