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Was the North Carolina Railroad
Ring, branch of the Tammany Ring
of New York,? It would seem go from
sthe way Tammany sends money to
Aorch Carolina to help elect Merrimon:
es, destroy registration lists, and do
arnthing by which the State ; may be
(rsirried foe the Democrats. Think of
i( j people t f North Carollnarf " The; ibr
mer diiefjef the secret service sent
I Ton. John II. Gilmer, f Virginia
I lead the letter of this distinguished
j;inlleman on our fourth jiage. Ilegive
cf. -tit misons for supporting Grant
opposing Greeley. Heretofore, Mri
Gilmer has acted with the Democratic
1 arty. He recognizes the situationl
;:tul roirardiess of party ties, goes for
Western North Carolina A
Co Itcptibl leans. -
Democrats expect to lose in thefavst
and Middle portions of the State. Thei r
only hope for success is that the West
will roll up a larger majority than she
did in 1S70. If this hope is blasted, the
defeat of Merrimon is assured by more
than ten thousand. Just at this time
thn err rx vflirf rf TYfm rvi-i f o la trt
k- m m. z m. a a w m b w m m m. r m wm. . b. a
lift Thv ..rn unw.i..moi-Sn ixjai i eu t i i r v convict to scun uanoi-
and eivinir Irtirbecues. We do not be- ',r FH purpose or electing iuer-
lieve a vote can be changed against is f OM t secure the mpral support
in the West by these means. We hurl ofia virtory In this State for Greeley ?
lmrk thft imiiutflHon that th stnrdv 1 QlnK in con ylcted of perjury
, , T
monnromhiiiottinnnfainunrtiioWMf I an lijiamotis crime senc io isortn
diwn" to tfiis State to' detect,
arund. and inform on. Our people and
iiWoIve the innocent and unsuspecting
inU roubhi What do holiest" people'
rty that sends out an ex-
tlijnk of 'ai'n
a Ivlitx to be lardoned.
, . --nator Doolittle told his audi-
:C ; t Iialeigh, Greensboro, Concord,
;hi votes the Itenublican tlcKet in
; August and Novemler will be pardon-
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r This must be so. Mr. Dooolittle is a
r truthfal man, and Democrats never
I ,.tell anything but the truth.
War Liosscs to be laid.
Ilx-Senator Doolittle told hisaud
ences tit RaleighGreensboro', Concord,
Tayetteville, that every man who
votes the Republican ticket in August
ami November, will be paid by the
National government for all losses he
, sustained by reason of the war. '
lK'mocrats never tell anything.but
the truth. The payment of such losses
will enrich the South many millions.
We hoje Mr. Doolittle is a true prophet.
Tobacco Law Democrat Kespon
sible for Its l'assagc 1 Soger's
; fjoaeb and Waddell,
! ' . 1 voted for it.
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I The tobacco which is so much coiri
I plainVtl of is the offspring of the Dem1
i ocrats. Ieach, Rogers and Waddell all
voted for it, and they must be held re
; sponsible for the enactment of the law.
I Whatever damage the people may sus
I tain , is directly .due to these med.
? They not only kept their mouths shut
? nnd said nothing against the Jaill, but
I voted fo itt Think of this, tobacco med.
I-' and ivote against Rogers, Ix?ach and
Jlon.SIon II. Rogers Wake Conn-
Woare informcdlby two gentlenen,
iTsidonts of this county, that they put
In" twenty-five dollars a piece in the
Lottery Company of which Mr. Rogers
was President, with the express under
standing that the money was to be re
; turned If there . was no drawing, Mr.
Rogers being testimony of the solvency
of the Company. These men say they
were swindled out of their money by
the representations of Mr. Rogeri
Their money has not been returned
Will honest ieople vote for Mr. Rogers
in the face of such a statement as this?
can bo Lought or bribed. A majority of
the voters of. Western North Caroliifa
are Republicans. . They suffered during
the rebellion and would not fight
against the flag of their country. Iu.
this campaign in this struggle for
peace, liberty, and prosperity, these
men will not falter.
Again: We say to our Western
friends, the last hope of the Democrats
is on the West. Arouse yourselves, ye
Union men of the West! Meet the
enemy at every point and contest every
inch of ground. Adopt measures that
will secure a full vote,
ours, rne enemy are
few more well directed blows Mill put
the mongrel crew to rout.
The East and Middle portions of the
State will make large gains over the
iNo Convention vole. It remains
with our friends in the West how great
our majority shall in the State. Infor
mation from every Western coun
lead us to believe that we shall make
considerable gains in every county. If
this be so, Merrimon and his brethren
will be overwhelmingly defeated.
This paper will reach many of our
Western readers before the election;
we call upon, every Republican who
reads this article to put forth all his
energies for the Republican ticket.
One more charge, and the day is ours
Carolina IjV New York Democrats and
Liberals, to' dictate to honest 1 N orth
Carolinians IfrAi' they shall-voto.If
the opponents of Caldwell and Grant
us0 suchj men as Wood and Blumem
burg to carry o: it nefarious and dAmna-
wh:rt good can the people ex-
(he hands of Merrimon and
Greeley? , .
We sound the alarm. Wood is an-
' i i
:u need sin Tic jVeici to accompany
Gen. . Clingman, and speak at High
Point, Rjitherfordton, Columbus, and
Blue Church. Our friends at each of
and the day is thse pjacestire informed that Wood is
staggering. A auuuscrupulous ew York detective, t
lie is aspvunu au imormer. iie means
mischief, j He means to stuff ballot
boxes, defetroy registration lists, and to
do anything and everything to carry
the Statd for the Democrats. Watch
hiiii' Dog his tracks. Catch him at
some of his villainy, have him arrested
tL and jailed under the Enforcement Act.
T I Tr 1 i x f -i .ii t
v oou is auoui nve ieei eigne incnes
higli has a slight stoop in his shoul
ders; weighs about one hundred and
sixy pounds ; dark -complexion : . no
whyskersJ He will remain in this State
until after the election. Hand him
-ri.j i'.-; i, -. ...! .,f
baseness. General Butler found it neces
sary to protect his soldiers from this wan-
ton,, oegraainjr aDuse, -w suuur ujum po
prptect themselves. So he issued an or
der "that women who in the 'public
streets insulted his soldiers: should . be
treated like the street-walkers, whose man
ners they imitated thai is, should betaken
to the calaboose ;aijd locked up' with other
disorderly persons- The order did.jts work
. The shesecesh' of -New Orleans
dried up at once." 2' b f ,-. :; :
.This was written forty days . after, the is
suance of the order, and is the, only delib
erate, editorial defence of4 that infamous
orderl Kut Mr. Greeley is an ! author as
well as an editor. He iswritiiig a book
Called the American Conflict;" it is not'
yet concluded, tlieT . second - volume having
been issued last year. . Ou page. 90 of that
volume, speaking of the. same, paper, Mr, 4
Greeley, says: . 1"
i : The ..women ofjTew- C A?!jiliatpuc
Hon of them who arrogated to themselves
the .designation of ladies, i with a large
majority 'of their sisters throughout the
Confederacy had ere this became, impas
sioned rebels. The aristocratic instinct
leing stronger in women than in men, slave
ry though it debauched themenaud degra
ded the women of the South, had come to be
regarded by the latter that is by those of
the ruling caste as their patent of no
bility." "Again: Mr. Greeley, in speaking of
the Southern women; said, in the col
umns of Tlie Tribune :
'Southern women nursed by the blacks
mbibe the animal passions of their nurses.
and us soon as they arrive at the age of pu
berty they manliest their desires to gratify
their sensuality." " :
Merrimon. and Greeley are in the
same boat. Merrimon supports Gree
ley ; and we suppose approves Greeley's
infamous assault on Southern women
Vote them down.
COUNTY BONDS FOR KAILi-
'' ROAD. PUKPOSKS.
! Decision of -the Supreme Court.
' The following opinion was rendered
by Judge Reade,of the Supreme Court,
on Monday, wltfch we publish in full.
y The decision is on the constitutional
ity of country , bonds for railroad pur
John G. Hill s. the Commissioners
of Forsythe county.
: - By Reade. J.
The;, niain question , is whether the,
Legislature has the power to authorize
the people of a county to take stock in
a railroad, and to determine , the ques
tion by a popular yOt? and to tax them-
1 v.The" Tegislature of 1852 authorized
the town or Newbern'to take stock in
' For the Carolina Era.
. . A Card,
In The Daily , Sentinel of ' a late date,
there appears a coinmuhication, writ
ten irom atatesvilleiand signed " Citi
zen," containing mendacious and lying
statements concerning the Editor of
The American, which show the heart of,
the writer of them, to be as mean as
they are false, -such as none but a
scoundrel as he is, would conceive and,
under a fictitious and cowardly signa
ture, in the hope of protection lrom
merited chastisement, publish r in a
mendacious journal such as The Sentinel
is known to be. This puppy calumnia
counti-y; ; He had nothing .to say against
Mr. Greeley; he knew nothincr to tho
detriment .of; Mr.. Brown. :i.:lJoth of
theni w,ere warm apdi.persopal friend
of his, and had been for years. V lie
knew., there weretweakand bad i men
in both parties, and that there were
strong and good men. i He had nothing
to say concerning the i post ireaoxd ofi
any man ; he only Jookedttoi tka prc ;
ent and the future. - That the princi
ples of the Republican party could not
be questioned; that they wtre ooncctwi
ed in Heaven and.comraarjded.thrc-'
spect and admi ration of mankinds tr .
am would X guA jnorj3oXfcUjeJtn.-
the Neuse River Navigation Company, Editor of The Sentinel, is onljT known
for the use of the town, and issue bonds as a Ku ivlux. r,:
and levy a tax upon the property-hol
ders of the town to pay them.. One of
the tax-payers filed a" bill to .enjoin the
collection of the tax upon -the ground
that the act of the .Legislature was unconstitutional.
i , The question was fully argued and
Well considered and the discussion was
tor, being unknown to me, I have de- guage pf this ftilverjtongnednestfif, bah
manded of.the Editors of The Sentinel, time .and.jspaeo. farhidf u lb UPfittUps
the name of the filth v carcass.' that I to say .that those Drosertt euioycdjin-
may deal, wi tbJ him in my own way and inteJJcjtuxd eastf eJy ,1 p fJ hqdt fip
according Q, his deserts ; ? but sui)pose those who Hd not 'aftenlr wflfjal way j -that,
as a former, occasion, the do- egret npt -haying heiird the learned
mand will be refused for cowards afe shoemaker from Kb Atick.'1' 7 V.
prone to protect each other and the i Winston, July 17, 1S72.
4 rurrin . m i rn 1 1
The extent of my offense in tlie sight
of those mendacious villifiers and the
cause oi an tins base venom, is that.
The American has ceased to . advocate
and uphold the corrupt leaders of their
party, ana is exposing their rascality
to the people. In this, I have no other
object than to serve the people," whom
For tho CaroLina Era.
INTIMIDATION'- 'AND OSTRtV-
No Frcedoih to
bo AlloAVetr. I
Mu. Editor : Enclosed you will find
a copy of a letter1- written s by a Demo-
in favor of the constitutionality of the they have lied to, and defrauded, and crat of this town (and no dcnitttWcrMW
act. Taylor vs. the Commissioners of desire to continue the deception and by the representative men of the Bern
Newbem, 2nd, Jones, Equity, p. 141. opportunity for stealing. The masses ocratic party) t6 John W. Siriith, Esq., ,
And, again in 1855, the Legislature of the people in all parties, are honest
chartered the Western N. C, R. R. the rogues abound among office seekers
Co., and authorized any county through no less than office holders, the number
AskAUIiTS UPON THE AV03IIiiN.
l )pircsi vo Tobacco Liw-1 Ion. Sion
ll.Uogcrs Votes for it.
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The new law relative to tobacco is
oppressive in some of its features.
Hon. Sion II. Rogers was in his seat
as member of Congress when the bill
i Kissed. He did not raise his voice
airainst it. but voted for the bill. Leach
and Waddell also, voted, for the bill.
Therefore, this trio arc responsible so
far as their influence and votes are eon-
cerned. for the oimressive features of
tin; lolracco law.
We are informed that Mr.
was ignorant of the provisions of thp
bill. He voted for a bill that oppresses
his constituents and did not know what
fte tras'vothta for. An able member of
Congress! Tobacco men should reniem
ber this fact, and le sure to vote against
Rogers. There is great indignation
throughout the District against M.
Rogers for his vote for the bill, and
this fact alone, will cause his defeat by
a large majority.
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Constitutionality ol" County Donds
lor KailrmlsMr. Watson, of Poi -'
Elsewhere will le found an opinion
of our Supreme Court relative to the
constitutionality of county bonds issued
in aid of railroads. j
The responsibility for the litigation
of this suit, is upon a Mr. Watson, who
is the Democratic candidate for tlie
House of Representatives, in Forsythp.
He seduivd the people of Forsythe in-
to sulsoribing several hundred dollars
to pay foes and expenses of the suit,
part of which Mr. Watson retained as
his fee. So it will be seen that all the
: trouble and expense of the suit was
gotten up by Mr. Watson. The people
have lost their money, and Mr. Wat-
i of and his brother lawyers, have filletl
their iockets. If the people of For
sythe do not defeat Mr. Watson by 'a
large majority, we are very much mi$
' taken. There are no purer, better peo
: pie anywhere than those who live in
Forsythe c-ounty. They are temper
; : iite, moral, punctual to pay their debt,
tind will not vote for a man who has
3 gulled, nud deceived '. them, and caused
I thetn to lose their money, as Mr. Wat
1 3011' has done.
y ' Rouse up, ye sturdy sons of Forsythe,
jn'nd defeat the whole Democratic tick
et. The peace .and prosperity, of tho
country rclu,rrs,t ' ' !
W. P. Wood, Esq.
W. P. "Wood, Esq., a Liberal Republican
from Washington city, left the city yester
day evening for the West, and will speak
with Gen. Clingmau at his appointments,
commencing at High Point. Daily Netcs.
We have exposed Wood elsewhere
in this paper. We desire to ask what
has become of . Blumemburg, the cx-
Penitentiary convict? Where is he
Approves Butler's New
rnosECWTEs tiik avo-
MEN OF YAIVCEV.
The following card proves" all that we
have chanred against 'Judge Merrimon
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uuieu xo gpeaicT lie is h represenTa-vVYeiaUevto thprosecutioa.Of-4he4.Vo
mer of Y ancey. Read and vote against
Merjimon. $ Mr. Ray says: I i
Mt. . Editor : Having heard many
reports in regard to a certain transac
tion, with which I was connected, I
wilt here give you the facts as they are.
In the Spring of 1864 the Confederate
authorities came and pressed from me
Sentinel Extra W. P. Wood.
W. P. Wood, elsewhere exposed,
addressed a note on Tuesday even-
ing to Hon. ColumbuSy-Delano, Secre
tary of the Interior, 'asking a divi
sion of time on Thursday at the Re
publican rally, on Burke Square. In
formation received from a reliable'
source led the friends of Secretary De
lano to believe that Wood is an infa
mousscoundrel of the blackest char
acter ' ' 1 '
Therefore, the letter of .Wood was
handed to the Secretary of the Repub
lican State Executive Committee who
repliedthat the friends of the Secretary
were sufficiently advised to decline to
consent that any correspondence to be
held between him and Wood.
On Thursday morning, . an extra"
Sentinel was issued containing Wood's
.various , charges
tive man by those who style them
selves "Liberal Republicans." What
is he doing. Does he accompany Mr!i
Detective Wood? If not, is heengaged
in perfecting arrangements for ballot-
box stuffing, destroying registration
lists, and to keep colored men from the
polls? Watch out for Wood and his
Penitentiary bird. These are nice felt
lows to address the people in company
with Gen. Clingman, who received fif
teen hundred dollars of money stolen
from the State by Geo. W. Swepsonl
A trio, indeed Clingman, whose pock4
ets are now stuffed with money stolen
from the State by Swepson Wood, a
New York detective, who makes his
living by "nosing" round, and inform-
ing on every man that he can find
anything against. This man gets his
living by involving unsuspecting peo-i
pie in trouble. .Lastly, BlumemburgJ
a l'enitentiary convict convicted oi
perjury and sentenced to five years in
a New York Penitentiary. These are
the men now engaged in stumping the
West in the interest of the Democrats
Such men will disgust all honest peo
ple Their speeches will do no harm.
They must be watched, or they may!
perpetrate frauds upon the baljot-box.
Wood and Blumemburg are Tammany
graduates in the stuffing " ballot-boxes.
Our friends in Ritfherfordton, Co
lumbus, and Henderson county, are
requested to keep an eye on Wood and
Blumemburg. If possible,. catch them
in their rascality, and have them ar
rested under the Enforcement Act.
A 15 RACE OF SCOUNDRELS.
Dallot-Uovcs to be Stuffed Reg
istration Lists to be Destroyed. 1
DETECTIVES AND PKXITEXTIAUY
CONVICTS TO THE KESCITE.
note, the reply, . and.
xese ch.ajrgeaarealsetryare lies
as infamous as the author.-Yj-hey were
gotten up in New York by Ethan Al
len, and Wood was' sent down here to
publish them. 'Wood ) was dismissed
from the position of Chief of the Secret
Service Division of the government by
Mr. Boutwell, because he robbed the
75 bushels of Wheat, paying me their government of money. This is the
On Monday evening last, two men
one W. P. .Wood, a New York Detec
tive and one Blumemburg, an ex
convict of a New York Penitentiary,
having been convicted of perjury, ar
rived in this city, having been sent by
the New York Libtral and Democratic
Committees. Wood was formerly chief
of the secret, service at Washington.
He was removed by Mr. Boutwell, and
of course, is for Greeley. Both these
fellows are detectives, spies, and in
formers. They make their living by
prying into other people's business. '
They are said to be accomplished in
the art of stuffing ballot-boxes, destroy-
o wri price : ; they carried the wheat off
andstored it in an old store-house, near
DaVid Prbffits. A few days thereafter
theie.'Came some 30 or 40 women from
the different portions of the county, and
proceeded (in day light) to Mr. David
Profits, and they asked for the key to
the tore-house. They, were informed
that; there was ho key there. They
therj went to the store and took about
3lbushels of the wheat, and carried it
awikv. Numbers of these women told
me fhat they had been living on wheat
brand for sometime and were suffering,
together with their children, while
their husbands were in the trenches
aborit Richmond. I the fall oflSG4.
I was, summoned to appear at Burns-
ville, as a -witness, l then asked Mr.
A. S. Mersimon (who was Solicitor at
that time) what he wanted with me.
He aid 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
'(Mefriinon) made no reply. I then told
i. ' "ii . i : : r n .
mm; iiie leuuuiuuu ijx uieat; wimieii,
thatltheir husbands were in the war,
nearly all' around Richmond, and that
he ought to allow them (the women) to
pay br the wheat and proceed no fur
thers! fDavid Proffit, Esq., came up in
the: time and joined me in this, but at
lastl&fter long persuasion, he (Merri
mon) .$aid if the wheat and fees was
paid for by the next term of the Court,
allrvVoiild go off in that way, otherwise
he would'push to the full extent of the
law4 ,Mr. Merrimon Was very slow to
asrree to ! this. I then told him that
some of these women had left the coun
ty and. - asked what -would be . done
about ;-their j part. " He ;said the full
ambtmt,JlMe last cent, must be paid or
he would go on with the prosecution :
this'wfcs !the best he could do. The ac
count; was made out for the wheat and
fees against these women, amounting
to five hundred and fifty dollars, ($550.).
and r rather than I would see these
women harrassed and punished I paid
fourfjiuodred dollars (400) and was
goingtojpay the. remainder $150, but
thelKederal army came in. and I have
notj heard' of the balance since,' what
was: (Jbn with the money I know not,
I knpw'4 paid it. Mr. Merrimon nor
no one-else, will dare deny these facts.
, 4iU i '- - Wm. Ray.
! Cajiey River, Yancey county, N. C,
July U, 1872. .
j ;when ;ButIer . was in command of
New ()rlehns, his soldiers were insulted
by the, Southern women of that city.
To istpp-this, Butler issued an order
tlia jevery woman that insulted his
troqrjsEsliould be arrested, put in the
calabbosel and treated as street-tcalkers.
creature, who dares attack the charac
ter of Secretary Delano : this is the
cut-throat sent to North Carolina, in
company with an ex-penitentiary con
vict, to stuff ballot-boxes, destroy reg
istration lists, and commit all kinds of
frauds in the interest of the Democrats.
Again: we denounce 'Wood as a
thief, his charges against Secretary De
lano are a batch of lies, blacker than the
Evil One himself. '
Until Wood produces proof of his
charges, he stands before the people as
a liar of the "straitest sect."
which the road might pass to take stock
if ar majority of the Justices of the
Peace, and a majority of the voters
should so determine and to issue bonds
and to levy a tax, &c. .The county of
Burke took stock and one of the tax
payers filed a bill to enjoin upon the
ground, that the act was unconstitu
tional, but this Court decided in favor
of the Constitutionality of the act, and
in the opinion it said, " in accordance
with these views is the case of Taylor
Newberno (supra) so that the question
may be said to be settled here,. Caldwell
vs. Commissioners of Burke, 4th, Jones
Equity, p. 233.
The defendants counsel cited also de
cisions in almost all the sister States to
the same effect, so that we repeat what
-as said in Caldwell vs. Justices of
Burke, that the question is settled. We
suppose the plaintiff's counsel felt at
liberty to treat it as a open question,
because in Caldwell vs. Justices of
Burke, there was a dissenting opinion
by the present Chief Justice, but the
Court was unanimous upon this point.
The dissenting opinion was only as to
the power of a second vote of tho people
after they had rejected the proposition
by a former vote.
There are divers other points, in the
complaint which seemed to becunfound-i
pd: nnd beside? thev1 are linimnortant. I
The main thing the popIa'swiltrsesnis heart's content.
to have been fairly obtained the stocK
was taken ; bonds Hvere issued xights
were- vesica. ;ia:Gs a-f.JSLCeHif-i.ie
and apportion of the instalments have
have been paid and - taxes are now laid
to pay other instalments. The Board
of Commissioners, who may : be sueP
posed to represent the popular will,are
anxious to meet the obligations incurr
ed, and the court will not allow techni
cal and frivolous objections, calculated
to impair public faith, toavailafevv
who are indulged with the privilege of
sueiiig for a class. Only their substan
tial rights will be considered.
of office seekers in the " Greeley Brin-
dletail party," is amazingly large
being about ten lor each onice, and the
number will increase with each day.
among tne loafers, trileless petty-fog
ging lawyers, and others, all too lazy to
i r l l it i -
lauur wjr au iiuuesi living.
.EUGENE 13. DRAKE,
Statesville, N. C, July 14, 1872. '
For the Carolina Era.
DISCUSSION AT WILSON.
Senator Wilson's First Speech in
Mb. Editor: Mr. Wilson, our fu
ture Vice President, made his first
speech in North Carolina at Wilson,
July 17th. The day being cloudy, was
very pleasant, and the large crowd in
attendance showed plainly that his
fame had preceded him. !
A large excursion train came from
Tarboro' and Newberny and the popu
lation of Wilson turned out en masse
to welcome the great champion of free
dom. The Republicans, with, their
usual urbanlty. consented to grant Mr.'
5 Jl . -i A I S .1 . LI
axELUjjnnewpuyncan party to iiisyiisiuv
h part's prmffmt,. .. -"-w' u . ; You camelft
one of the 'RePUblicaA'andidtittM C6f
OMiri. w rr . r.-t AM Aw j
Mr. Smith is a member of ' the firm
ofvLightfoot and Smith' of this phicc,4-
who purchased about 3,000 acres; oi
land near hero with a good water
power and mill sight! and buflff thftdA-
one of the best saw and grist mills to
be found in this section of country..
Mr.-Smith has invested his ttmRahrh
improving the rountryand developing
its resources. He is thereforei iargeiy i
identified with the interests of this
country,: and knows the importance of
an economical and judicious. adminis-
tration of its public affairs, hence ho
has allowed his name to . be putcbeforo
the peoplaas a candidate .forXlPPWyv1
Mr. Smiih is a young man possessing
more than ordinary. talents, anp! yljosfv
1 A- II . .. 11.-
cnurucier eiiner socially or politically
is beyond reproach, Tho encloseddpt- ;
ter wijd plaji itsejf. , A. r t.i. i t
Democrats may say the letter has
been written bjr a Republican to fbo
hsed.asa.campaiga document, Uu&tifs'
necessary we can prove its author to bo
one of the leading and , most nctfcvo
Deuaomta xf this county. . .ir n i i 10
J. W. Smith, Esq. j j
near isiri -ve address you -:tnr?o
lines for. tho 'White- ConaervatrrCw . 1 :
Democrats of 3Iartin--cotmty, anxiAsk
and t; '1'hope you will detfoerat'dly
iem. .of AtiTTai i A u
You came Ih-ouc eouuty
with his Honor, that the
injunction ought to have been dissolved.
There is no error, This will be certi
fied &c. '
The Southern Republican Associa
tion, in . Washington,- has manifested
interest in our elections in this State by
contributing $25 for the canvass. All
thanks to our friends. . We shall make
their hearts glrtd by carrying the State
in August by, at least, 12,000 majority.
Mrj;rjeeley approved this fiendish or
L4erifAhd said in Tlie Y, Tribune, oi
min who Irrwwa hnV IliliVArKAl-
ing registration' lists. fec. Thev were t
ordered by a despatch from New York persistant and ontracreoua have, been the
Uity, to "start at once for Italeigh and $ naieu.inauiisuueri luuur u uUu0u1UiC,a
. , , by th hooped secessionists -will pronounce
carry out the Instructions you have J ufat pixler pne whit too severe. She rebels
from the Committee." Judging by i hav presumed upon their petticoats to treat
... I our 'tvoJanteers as no decent doer ever de-
The Great Men of a .Century.
An exchange has collected the folio w-
which may be interesting to many
readers: I . ,
Jenerson died comparatively poor ;
indeed, if Congress had not purchased
his library, and given him for it five
times its value, he would with diffi
culty have kept the wolf from the.door.
Madison saved money and was com
paratively rich. , To add to his fortune,
however, or rather to that of his widow.
Congress purchased his manuscript pa-
.- C"n rvyn fu ' 4
James Monroe, tlie sixth -President
of the United States died m New
York, so, poor that his remains found a
resting place through the charity of his
John Quincey Adams'left some $o0,
000, the result of industry,' prudence
and inheritance. He was a man, i of
method and economy. 4
Martin 'Van Buren died Very rich.
Throughout his. political life he looked
out for his interest. Iti is believed that
he never spent-thirty shillings in polir
tics. His party shook the biish and he
caught the bird.' 1 .
Daniel Webster squandered a million
in. his life,, the product of his profes
sional and political speculations. He
died leaving property to hisehildren
and his debts to his friends.' The for
mer sold for less than $20,000, the latter
exceeding $250,000. i, ,, 4! u ;
Henry Ciaylpft, handsome estate.
It probably exceeded $100,000. ,He was
a prudent manager and a scrupulously
honest man in all his transactions;
'James K. Polk left about $150,000;
$50,000 of .whicU; he,. saved? from hi3
presidency offour years. f- .
John Tyler left ?20,000; 4 Before he
reached the presidency he was a bank
nipt. In office he husbanded his means
and then married a rich wife.
Zachary Taylor left $150,000. u
Milliard Fillmore is' a wealthy man
and keeps his money -in a. strong lxx.
Society at West Rutland, Vt., and
Cleveland, Ohio, is stirred by the par
ticulars of a very sad affair, in which
the names of two respectable families
are involved, it seems . mat a lew
years ago a wealthy gentleman named
Barron resided in the former place,
and believing that there was a world
of wealth concealed beneath the moun
tains of Vermont in the shape of pure
white marble, he began getting it out
market. Mr. Barron failed, and was
reduced to comparative poverty. He
had two daughters. One of the young
ladies, with, heroic fortitude and de
votion, determined not only to support
herself, but to do something lor the
maintenance of. the iamily, and push
ing on to Cleveland soon succeeded in
finding employment as a teacher. Miss
Barron met her evil fate there in the
person of a young married man named
Williams, the son of a wealthy gentle
man; though he himsen was a banK
rupt. They became enamored of each
other. One day Williams went to the
river to bathe, leaving his clothes in
the boaL He never, returned home.
The next day the boat and clothes were
found, and all Cleveland bewailed the
fate of the young man, who was be-
leved to sleeping beneath - the dark
waves oi the f Cuyahoga river. The
young lady had previously disappeared
from Cleveland and returned to Rut
land., ' A day or two after Williams'
death " he, too, appeared at the home
xl . .i .7 1 1 . j i
oi mo gin, a- marriage waseieDraiea,
and the parties started out on their
wedding tour. This was on the 14th
of May last. Since then they have not
been heard from, but it has been knowTn
for some time that the fascinating
and accomplished " Willard Sheldon'
who married Miss Rarron and the
drowned young Williams, of Cleve
land, were one and the same party. It
has transpired too, that young Wil
liams forged his father's name for large
sums of money, and it is surmised that
upon the fruits of this rascality the
parties are living' in Europe. Officers
have been on the alert for the runaways
for sometime, but without success.
; Mr. Thomas delivered the first speech. J to tho people, our laws, regrH t ions v v d
with his:. usual eloquence; and powgJiJL 3utioas and you "hav .v 1!
iu-t 'jvf-;Pj(i?j2y yr-r -T1 fVed and kj, 'ytrf
blows. , A great portion ozrnis p. v jTDULZiy j.rcnr.
po-vT cent oi w men
3Iurdered in a Court Room.
The sheriff of Labette county, Kan
sas, with a posse, pursued a norse-tniet
and': brought him to bay in a piece of
timber. , The thief made a stout resist
ance, and before he was captured mor
tally wounded the sheriH, who died
next day.' .The thief was confined, and
"brought before a magistrate for exami
nation. In the presence of the Justice,
the constables and the bystanders, a
brother of the deceased sheriff walked
the character of these fellows, their
instructions" were to stuff ballot-box- fthe? Hbu
be treated.' The cowardice of
U is but one element of their
Into the court-room, deliberately rAvent
up;to the prisoner, placed a pistol be
lt will not be swallowed up in specula- ! hind his ear and blew his brains out.
xiie account auos max ioss, me mur
derer, was arrested, but there are hun
dreds of men ready to see him through .
lion nor squandered in, vice.
Ex-President Pierce'stivedsorne $40'
000 from his term of office. : j- ' ?'-
was addressed to the numerous Derim
crats Dresent. and if it had no effect on
ithenvit Wasjonlyoo-Account of their
.asinmeftostujacy ana prejuuicer- jae
also took occasion torefer to. the per
sonal charges which Mr. Kitchen had
in very bad taste, brought against him
and which, as a general thing, were as
false as malicious. In regard to his po
litical consistency, he acknowledged
that he had sided with the South dur
ing the war, but not until the last'hour.
when he saw that the South had taken
the fatal step, and further opposition
would not avail. He conceded this to
have been an hour of weakness, but,
like other men, he was fallable. i As to
the sobriquet of "sugar," which, his
opponent had so generously given him,
it arose, it seemed, out of a speculation
which he had once made on a few bar
rels of suirar. the profits of whichiseeni
ed to grate harshly oh the avaracious
soul of his competitor. He was much
obliged to him, as in the case of "wo
man's rights" becoming established in
this country, they would never fail to
give their suffrages to a "sugared'
man. He spoke only about forty min
utes, when the twenty dollar lawyer,
with his inevitable yellow linen coat
and paper shirt-collar, arose.! We
thought that the presence of two dis
tinguished U. S. Senators, replete with
wisdom and parliamentary law, would
somewhat intimidate this garrulous
son of the piny woods, but with naivete
unparalled in the annals of the world,
he took his position on the stage and
announced in stentorian tones that the
presence of fifty Senators would not
deter him from giving his I erudite
opinion concerning things political: -f
And how he did; pour forth the con
glomerated trash of fifty Democratic
sheets ! He must have learned) a com
plete file of The Sentinel for the last
five years, by note, before commencing
his speech. He unearthed some of the
old political lies which have lain dor
mant ior years, and which the perpe
trator of them had possibly forgot.'
He used similes and metaphors -the
most incongruous, and murdered An
glo-Saxon in a manner terrible to
think of. ; -v r i ':v
Oh, shades of our ancestorsl , Why,
should is orth Carolina enact such a
farce before Massachusetts ? I '
As soon as this Communist !had fin
ished his elaborate, discourses with a
peroration which would . have made
Webster musn and uainoun weep, mr.
Thomas occupied the stage Until the
train from New Bern arrived. J' ' "
At 2 o'clock, the Hon. JohniPooL in
a short but appropriate speech, in trcr
duced to-the'audience, SenatoriWilson,
of Massachusetts. r Mr. Wilson; is about
62 years of age, and is a fine specimen
of the genus homo, what Horace would
call "homo ad uriquemf actus."
As the countryman said of Jbdmund
Burke, "vou can feel his.presence : y6u
are conscious while in his company, of
being in the presence of an : extraordi
nary man." , Modest and unassuming,
in manners, ne .. nas nine oi mo .. per
sonal" of a war-worn politician; yet
for 47 years has he fought slowly and
surely the battle;of freedom, and now
in his old age he at last sees his efforts j
rewarded. In his mind the delight of
office, the greed of gain are but naught.
All that he desires in this life, is the
consummation of the great work at
which -. he has labored so. long and so
faithfully. , -ir
He of course did not touch on State
politics in his discussion, but confined'
himself to the National politics or the
fromtwhite men, acting with tlw .c .
servative par.ty, and men paying large- -Ijrthe
expenses of Xhe county. Wo ad
mit that you up to-tHepresehrHinicy1
have not beeu considered "vc tSdplt-bttfr
ger or ojjica-hwiter, and we h 'neatly tie--,
lieve you were invited to -allow yonri
name and infIuencerto-be used in tho
J' Present campaign by thQ leaders, pftlic
tadical party, thinking as they did
that you would manage, tho ,vot;es of a
dozen men. 1 i i ... .n,
; The present is an elcclibh or vast'iln-
Sortance to tho! county and State of
Jorth Carolina. If you -persist ia the
course you have marked out yqu will (
doubtless work against the interest of
your friends, particularly " fhbfidMri,6m
whom you receive patronage,) and in
that case you could not reasonably. axr
pect patronage from tho peple fyouu
would enlist against. , ,Hn i ,,,,
We cordially and friendly, lasli un
not to suffer your name used jva tun t
didate in the present electionJ
' Respectfully, i ' '" ;i
Jamesville, July 22, 1872. 1
1 1! lomi I
... --For-the Carol
The Cleaning of , the democratic
Mr. Editor : I was asked! ihc other '
day by a Greeleyite.if it wasa fact that
I would vote with thotfUn nigger"
at the coming elections. I would res
pectfully refer the? gentleman" to a care
ful,; and, conscientious examination of
the following first, second, and fourth
articles ' of the Greeley, platform thb
true meaning of which is indicated by" '
the words italicized and is doubtless so
understood by the revolutionary Jcaqprs
of the Greeley party. ' At least all true ..
so : understand' it1 as 'Xvtll'a11
every colored voter t who knos hi l
own interest.'. So dt is csisyifocliimit..
understand that .1 and , all other. true i
patriots will' vote to susfaih the Unron,
regardless of the denunciations of alT'
such would be dictators'." i , ,
Article first : We rooognize mo equali
ty of all .white men jof certain attain
ments beioretno law ana rami 'mat if ta
the duty of the Stale, government an a tail
dealings, with the peopfi , M, Wi',Pu b , u
equal and, exact justice to all of what-,.
srion, rellgiotis or political,1 protlded Otvyi
are possessed of certain cuattJ!d&Zkn. tA V
le dictated. by -focal State govemm.l'rii
Article second: we pledge purserves,.
to maintain tho Union of these StATes", '
emancipation and cnfranchise1nent:W,,,
all voters Qualified bit State auUiorityL
ana to oppose , any .aeum v y,i4f(Jt
questions seiiieu ov nimwuii ,
Fourteenth, ' and'1 fifteenth? ahielid-'';
TYiPnte to the' constitution. State tight I
wiUt all its attendant evils excepted 1 4 .7
: . Article four: Local. felf-goverpmpr4M
with Tm Partial . suffrage to d lawfidln 1
quatified class, will guard the' rIgh7ts"of1
all 1 citizens more - securely "than any n
centralized powerir u't tUi .'A V.i .)
When guiltiy of treasQnxth(itoiUcK
wolfjirf ronmrts the suDremacv of the
civil over the military authority hnd' '1,
freedom of person under the profectI6h - .
oiiabeas corpus. ( Wo demand ,Cor,th
individual the largest liberty eppsf-.
tant with' public order, the Slate duthor
itiks 1 to be the judges 'for the Stale? self'"
government, . and - for. the Ration'; airoIU
turo to the , methods pf, peace &nd.qpfi?lfi
stitutional limitations of powercw
understood and dictated by '(he dtferhtt .
Sta'cs 1 ,' '" kf
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