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iMr. nester on first Inquiry; He
uidi. asjieu Der. varti. wriicn n nr.
terwards reduced to $2.19, at ray solici-
uiuun. i nero was no written contract.
1 approved E. Via &. Co hill now nn
file in the Auditor's office. Some days
. Hester an
r (Mia In Vila
establishment, which at that time he
National I Finances Chaos ; UndeV
j' y, BIr. Greeley. .'V-''v. :
A! very large majority of the business
men of the country regard Mr. Gree
ley's Selection to the'" Presidency, as
that style of journalism which, for want chase for the State, Mr. .Hester said
Specimen Iteformer Twecdle
dmn and Tweedledee."
Henry J. Menninger la a first-clasi
specimen of a Greeley reformer ln a
card published In The 2?eic in reply to
an article that appeared in thia tvitv- I previously I had made Mr: ITrafpr I fmnrrUlftu avii tr tho in
Mr'm I . T - - - . , MU1I V T VftA WW
u;uca"ioK out-Oscar Eastman"- Lf;Viu," u1,1 JPJ m nis terests of the Nation! Mr. Greeley Is
crotchety, erratic and impulsi ve. He has
t no settled views concernms: me nnan'
of ability to discuss principled, resort3 might have the crockery at my previ- ces of! the country. Without question-
Mr tw1 X?. ife cneryt Pf ing bis personal honesty, our most suc
Mr. Hester for it, but only tafter the LJtA,i C. j r ,
btate purchase had been made and com
pletecf. I cannot now produce the bill
for the crockery. -f . .
It will be observed that the amount
paid for the carpeting is exactly one
hundred and thirty dollars above the
price asked by Hester, to. wit: $r.93
per yard. Twenty-six cents was adcled
to abuse of Individuals. That a man
f Menningcr's character should "talk
of discqsslng principle, is, the height
of impudence, and Is insulting to the
Intelligence of every man conversant
with his character. - 1 -
Men n I nger desired a re-nomination
for the office of Secretary of State. Ho
also desired the influence of Federal
office-holders to secure that nomina
tion, lie addressed a printed -circular
to such office-holders and solid lf their'
influence. The Convention was held,
and the delegates ,not having a very
high opinion of Menningcr's honesty
or his competency to fill the office, re
fused to nominate him. Immediately peared early in our State campaign, in
he became a Liberal" went over to the columns of The WUminglon Journal.
per yard, and the increased, cost paid
for .the two setts of china-: $120.
cessful business men. have expressed
the fear that Mr Greeley's elevation to
the'Chief 'lagistracy of the Nation j
will involve the 'commercial interests
of the. Union in Jthaos and confusion
worse; confounded. ' . :
Mr.Greeley Is to be the President pf j
toe people, i His administration is to he
Cat out of tne ,I5aa--iJ"egToes to be
t ' ; Driven from tike State.
That Democrats ad Liberal traitors
are now as hostile to tlie. negro as they
.were in 1868, does cot admit of a doubt.
Their conduct in the past proves itj-and
whenever wo have ta truth from one
of them his opinions Ji&ve not changed
but are confirmed by four years experi
ence. The followihgarticlafromrAe
Tar&oro' Enquirer of Vugust 24, is the
coutnern i L)emocraw. vve. give
article in full.
Mosby on Greeley.
His Views on the Presidential Canvass
C .What He Thinks of GredeyisnThe
y PhilosopJier's Position Criticised.
f The following letter from Col.' John
S. Mosby, written to. a gentleman in
NeW York cfey, we find published in
mi. "r . ir 11 rrfr iU onV,
sentiment of thd great majorityd I contains someiacts and statements that
hern., Democxats.i We. give . the will be found inter
. A. v '
free from a
Greeley abastd Federal office-holders
wht)se influence ho solicited he fore the
Cyonvcntion met went to Cincinnati
and Is one of the Greeley leaders in
this State. Hissudden political change
has made him honest and respectable,
so far as Greeleyitea are concerned.
When Mr. C. M. Buslec, President
of the Greeley and Brown Club, is ab
sent, Menninger as Vice-President,
presides, and the "chivalry" most
humbly bow before him, and address
the Chair as "Mr. President." Having
presided over the deliberations of a
Greeley and Brown Club, Menninger
A fact that became'X'r-'iin '.-potent to our
people oj the last' eleitln, and one qf fearr
ful import to 6ur; ful jjei prorperit, 4s the
nuisirauuu is w iw cJreu mstonco that tin frJNrtfcJC
that sav6rt ofprrsonalism UiaMi&titueiich U'i5'inctSirf : h0M6
ed. The Will Of voters that vote solidly, nlinost as one man
mutJ lor ano cnargo wincn tne Vice- the people as expressed by the Congress, upon whom it seems that -all arguments
President" hastily passed over. We will be implicitly obeyed, if it costs the
conclude this subject by informing our sacrifice of principles of forty years
readers that Hester's testimony, sup- standing. Mr. Greeley has declared that
ported by a bitter editorial ariicle, ap- as President, he will waive the power
conferred on him by the Constitution,
and approve any legislation of Congress
relative to the taiiflf, though in his
opinion, It would ruin for many years,
the manufacturing interests of the Re-
Jere Black- Speaking-for tbe Dem
ocratic Party, Itupidates the lie
construction r j Acts . .and the
Amendments.; , .. ;;,
- v t From Black's Repent letter.
The reconstruction act of 18G7 was a
bill of attainder more deliberately cru
el, and with pains and penalties more
compendousiy unjust than any British
bill that ever was passed, nut its au
thors were conscious, that it could not
stand, and they must replace it with
.something else, for sooner or later the
courts would besure to pronounce itvoid.
Besides; the ' object beinsr to put the
Southern people under the domination
of greedy adventurers from the North,
with unlimited license to oppress and
plunder them, .the officers or the army
were.not very. -. gqoa agents m such a
nefarious business. The negroes; would
be instruments of tyranny much more
which was copied by the! Dem
ocratic press of this State.) Men
ninger made no reply to that article,
and but for the fact that he is a Greeley public, and bring poverty to the doors
reformer, the Democratic papers would of the mechanic, manufacturer, and
now hold him up to the scorn
and in- I day .laborer. Having laid down this
dignatiou of an outraged people, as a ruie,;Mr. Greeley must be accepted, not
consistent supporter of Grant.
Again : Menninger pretends to be in
dignant that we should insinuate that
he, as Secretary of State, and as the of
fice to whom sealed returns of the elec
tion are sent, would tamper with or
alter said returns. The indignation of
the reformer amounts to nothing. The
is no longer a carpet-bagger, but he is public are aware that Plato Durham
mm a .a I 1 m mm m . 1
now res pec la uie, a man and a broth- receivea in iNovemoer isus, ivoenty ma
er," in good standing with all Greeley jrity for Congress over A. H Jones.
men, especially Hon. Josiah Turner, The returns were sent to Menninger as ig said nothing in their platform or
jr., who, through The Raleigh Sentinel, Secretary of State. By tampering with in their papers, concerning the finan-
accuseu mm stealing carpets from the ur altering, me returns were maae to ciai policy that Mr. ureeley as Presi-
for the excellencies of his character as
the greatest American Editor, but for
what he really is for better or for
worse With the fore-knowledged that
he is .to be controlled by those who elect
Him", without regard to political ante
cedents. In other words, Mr. Greeley
? ill be a pliable tool in the hands of
the most, corrupt element known to
American politics, to be moulded info
such shape as they may dictate. Hav-
from the good people of the State fall lie
idle words, and who are under the control
of a few wicked and designing men,' who
use them as instruments for the gratification
of their own base desires.
The simple extension' of the franchise of
the ballot, whero all the voters have like
interest and like motives,,is not, we believe,
dangerous to the republic. But in the case
before us we have one without a paralled
in history, a large ptfculation, in some
States composing the mtjority of the voters,
just manumitted fro in a State of slavery,
ignorant and filled with the vices peculiar
to their class. That this is an element of
fearful power to any community is beyond
doubt, and our people may well fear their
future, socially and materially, so long as
this fact exists, and no effort should be spar
ed to arrest the evil that is inevitable unless
some steps are taken that will change the
interesting : " V
Warrenton, Va., 1
August 18, 1872. . j
L - Dear Sir: Your favor of the 13th
inst. has been; received, inviting me to
speak in the city of New York on the
luestions or tne Jf residential canvass.
.cannot arbtjQmiirlvitationnowaaJ
all the; time P can. sparefrom proies-1
sibnal duties will be more efficiently
employed in my own State in exposing
the fraud and delusion of this last ism
Greeleyism. I can see in the election
of Horace Greeley no relief from any of
the evils from which the Southern peo
ple are suffering, but rather an aggra
vation 01 tnein an. it is true, we nave
been plundered by carpet-baggers, as
you have by Tammany thieves; but
as : the intelligence of the South .was
made the footstool of ignorance, by the
policy of whfch Greeley was the fore
most advocate and defender, and which
he proposes to perpetuate, how can his as. they effected the worst outrage which
ThewDeclinp utho Greeley Enthu-' j j .
of Power; ; I I 5 1
Whatever tne causcsic is apparent
on all sides that, since tho late North
Carolina election, there hag ( been a re
action in the tide of- public opinion on
the i -Presidential question, . Eronv. tho .
Baltimore i Conventiop, i AVhich 'pro
claimed the Cincinnati HXiberal Repub-!
ncan candidates, ureeiey and Brown,
the Democratic ticket and the, Cincin
nati Liberal resolutions, the Demo
cratic platform, down to the: election
in NorthxCarolinaA thero wore such
signs and; manifestations of a general
popular uprising in favor -of "Greeley,
Brown and reform " as to justify tho
impression tbat.we .arein the midst of.
an irresistible political revolution, jNor
can-it be questioned that the first elec
tion reports from North Carolina great
ly strengthened this widely prevailing"
trptnion.cBut when -the distant election
districts and the back c4uritles were all
in, and It was. ascertained that tho Re
publicans had secured tho Governor,
which was the Presidential test in tho
election, and the accepted test on both
sides as f between Grant and Greelev.
there was an abatement in tho Demo-
gress disfranchising the white people
mm rf 1 jL J 1 t
ior onenses reai or imputed, and hand
ing over their btate governments to
negroes to be run by them in the inter
ests of carpet-baggers, would be merely
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anotner oui oi aiuunuer, or ratner a
modification of the first one making it
X1: JU"Ucrrwon ml t?de of; public sentiment began ' to ui. iiKw lu u o expeuieni oi change in favor of Grant.
-"..": - i ne suDsiantin.1 miir.q or Tim rvnrtn
1 1 ,1 . . , I "J"4) IU WCtll .
uieuuuieuiB vvcic xiirmua upon me BDiriC Mfofoa BQnoW tn
and letter of the instrument, inasmuch ioritv of the flonressmfln. wnTiwinwl
-y - -o - 1 " - --
oy tueuemocrats; but tho Presidential
i mra Tiiii Til ill 11 n hit ivi a rTi crraniT fT T rill i -l i n.
Union Relieve us? "QbhaT-i .triTJ was upon the Governor, and hero
ntfinorf . nnwpr thrnntrh lrv mninri- ?1""?&ZZ:-X rr "i" the moral TOSUlt Was, . as W6 haVO in-
h; t J a Democratic defeat which
"W1 T Vu ' o t r2F u less uecepuoii mruio lNonn, and DV changed the whnlo nenrvt nf tho no.
overrule them? If so, what then be- brutal violence in the South "Afnv ? ii . J: ,,e aspocc oi tne na
comes of his boasted 4ocalSelf-govern- SS Si SSSSJ SiPhA.SS. tional battle field. , Tho Greeley lie- .
ment ?" I have just read his speech at
Portland, in which, while justifying
the Ku Klux law as necessary to re
press violence and disorder, he says
that there never would have arisen any
rea Lrtainiy .not;, as loner as any efronrffi
portion of our people are compelled to this North Carolina contest: but with
bear the. Intolerable burden of the yoke the general knowledge of their failure
thus fastened upon them. I need not frt oiof a tha e n,r n,
I 1 J i , - I vvr uu auu MU1U11V.U IJU T Ul ,J1V
negro mind or drive hun ftom the corintry. occasion for such a law if amnesty had rdy, n0rtry ta?5uSe how much Q$ . bSHm ta ttalSS:
No country can long exist free and indepen- been granted to the South.' Now, this thev will becalled to endnrfihArnafterr niLer..fiu'n.,. om"
An-nt ; r, -i,-i,;i, o lovva .; eiUn I i a nn nf . thfiSA rvlai-iei mo nT-khiafrioa I i a H. ts n i . ' I -viili tuniusicisill lui VjrtXlU v . All
uw"i "uiu' " ittibu wi me u- ' r i ...wvv. uut ilt 1S certain umi anv oramarv a&s- onf ,i
inch ureeiev has succeeded in r,nf?o ,tii ,.5: uug aUu
State. ;
Menninger said in his card that he
passed over the chargo against him as
printed in the Beport of the Fraud
Commission, remarking that his testi
mony explained the carpet matter, and
that his accuser was J. G. Hester.
We shall not do Menninger the kind
ness to "pass the matter over," there-
give Jones a majority. The fact was
so reported to Gov. Holden by Men
ninger, and having no discretion in the
matter, the Governor gave the certifi
cate of'election to Jones. 'Having ex
ercised his " capabilities" to the extent
of nullifying the will of the people of
the 7th Congressional District, j as ex
pressed in 18G8, Menninger should not
dent,' will inaugurate, the masses are
without information upon one of the
most important questions of the cam-.;
paigri. In the campaign of 1868, the
people were not' without information
as to the financial plans of the Democ
racy. .Pendleton favored repudiation
and bitterly denounced the National
banking system. Other leaders of the
fore, we present Mr. Hester's testimony talk of the capacities of other people. party took the same position. Frank
before the Fraud Commission, as fol- Lastly, Menninger has eniulated vBlair exposed the revolutionary designs
lows: Boss Tweed, of New York. j When of th party in his famous and well as
and Untitled s -
Q. Do you know of any money,
thing of value paid to any member of poor as a church mouse. He had neither ocratic leaders, are silent on the subject to dei
thn Tnnslfitiirp. offleors of the State prrooertv nor monev. From Julv 18C8 of national finance. The answer to this them
government, or other persons, to influ- to February 1871, he drew two hun- unwarrantable shut-mouth game is, " 13 l aoue ana wrK spf L an.
elected Spcrtury. of j f tntbtttoa rjrtdhead letter. But thus
just gone through Bankrutpcy. So j far In the "campaign, Greeley and hi3
far as his creditors knew, he was as organs, Sumner, Schurz, and the Dem-
lation, in stated ignorance, are bound to
gether against the intelligent, wealthy and
true people of the State.-We had hoped that
after seven years the negroes would have
known how to appreciate the lies that have
been told them, but we find them more
solid against the true good of the country
to-day than at any other period since the
war. What then is the remedy ? All argu
ments have failed with the negro, and it is
useless to use another upon him. The only
argument that enters his ear is force. If our
people would set about supplying his place
witlj a white population he "would be
brought to reason. There is no reason, now
that the larger portion of our people have
recovered . their lost fortunes, why thev
should not put agencies at work that would
soon furnish valuably white labor fr tbeiir
fttms, that, would see that their interest lay
with tbe owners of tlya soil.v This matter of
negro domination forever fa or of serious
moment, and our people should set to work
to derive some means of stopping it. Let
think of the evil to their children if
ence their action in the passage of any.
bill through the Legislature, or in any
nllin. . i -at . . i-x f w riOTW i- Vi n- Tiiprmau
A. I know nothing of that kind.
Q. Do you know of any money or
other thing of value belonging to the
State, being used by any State officer
at any time since ilay, 1865, improper
ly, and for his own use and benefit V
" A. In the month of October, 1869, the
Secretary of State, Mr. H. J. Mennin
ger, came to me on Fayetteville Street,
in the city of Raleigh, at the store of
K. Via, and asked me the price of car-
ficts. I showed him a sample and told
urn the price was $2.25 per yard. He
said he wanted a large bill for the State,
some 500 yards, and wished to know if
I could not put it at a less price. I
told him if he would take that amount,
I would put it at $1.93. He gave me
no answer at that time whether he
would take it or not. Ho came again
the next day, or a day or two after
wards, and bought two setts of china,
one table sett and one bed room sett
for $130, and asked me to send them up
to his house. I did so. He went out
without saying anything about paying
for them at that time ; nor did he say
anything more about the carpet. Tho
next day, or soon after, he came in and
said he would take 500 yards of carpet
at the price agreed upon $1.93. He
went into my private office, and asked
me to come in, and I did so. He asked
me if I knew the difference between
4 'tweedledum and tweedledee." I told
him I did not. He made some figures
dred dollars per month as salary, that Greeley and the coalition have no
His fees probably amounted to five well digested plan concerning the finan-
hundred per year, making twenty- ces. -Therefore, in the event of Mr.
nine hundred dollars per year as Sec- Greeflpy's election, the. business men of
retary of State. His extravagant style the country will have no data by which
of living is well known to the commu
nity. Notwithstanding, he has! been
able to purchase a fine residence and
spend several thousand dollars in re
pairing it and buying furniture He
has also been enabled to enjoy Sum
mer trips to the North, and one to
Europe. All this by virtue of twenty-
nine hundred dollars per year. Other
to judge of the policy to be pursued.
Uncertainty will overshadow the
country, . and the fickleness of Mr.
Greeley, will seriously damage the
financial standing of the government,
promote disaster and convulse the com
mercial interests of the Republic. The
administration of the finances by Presi
dent Grant has been eminently wise
State officers who received twenty ffbur end . successful. A certain policy has
dollars per year, were hardly able to been pursued, and the result is most
live in decent style and make both ends- .gratifying. The debt has been reduc
meet. From Hester's testimony and ed ; our bonds have appreciated ; our
the alteration of Congressional returns, Credit is as good in Europe as that of
we leave it to honest people to. form any other nation ; and we are traveling
their opinion as to the means by which toward specie payments without creat
Menninger acquired his money and ingaiiy fears of a panic. Naturally, peo
bought his property. j " pie are afraid of paper money, and wit h-
We have thus exposed one of Gree- out the confidence of our people and of
ley's stanchest supporters. We beg the inhabitants of Europe in the stabil-
pardon of our readers for taxing up Ity and honesty. of our financial policy,
sire." j
The talk of " clasping hand's acros3
the bloody chasm " is the quintes
sence of hypocrisy. It is the cry of the
demagogue and office-seeker. With
power sufficient to repeal the XlVth
and XVth Amendments, the . Demo
crats would soon compell the negroGs to
vote for Democratic candidates or drive
them from the land of their birth. Jt
must be evident to every intelligent
man that the peace of the Nation will
be seriously endangered by the election
of Horace Greeley. -ti
The defeat of Grant and Wilson will
render life and property as unsafe in
the South as it was in 1S70. Every inf
terest of the people requires the election
of Grant. If Greeley is elected the
policy foreshadowed by The Enquirer
will be adopted throughout the South
ern States. Republicans know their1
rights and knowing will dare maintain
with which ureeiey has succeeded in
gulling both North-and South. Am
nesty means nothing more than relief
from the disabilities imposed by the
Fourteenth Amendment, (which Gree
ley advocated,) which only excluded
certain classes from holding office but
not from voting. Do the Hamptons, the
Pickens and the Prestons, who govern
ed South Carolina in the days of her
glory, stand any better, chance now of
being: elected to omce than before the
passage of the Amnesty bill ? The. con
dition of South Carolina can never be
changed until Greeley's policy is re
versed his denunciation of carpet-baggers
i3 all brutumfulmen his promises
are a cheat and a snare ; v
-'That mocks the woe that lurks beneath,
Like roses o'er a sepulchre."
--H-Whtcix r tiieriosr rights of the Soutli
does he propose to restore? A Gree-
levite will answer ''trippinfirlv-cKi'the
tongue," local self-government and
universal suffrage which only means
negro supremacy. How will he ge
rid of carpet-baggers ? Is he going to
do as he says the Ku Klux do spin
them away? or with all his professed
horror of military power, is he going
to play the part of Csesar or Cromwei
expel them vi et armis from places to
which they have been elected : as ai
that he offers us is a "Greeley pill,"
from the effects of which we have too
long been suffering, I beg to be permit
ted to decline it: for while it will be
"sweet on the tongue" it will certainly
be "bitter in the belly."
I am, sir, very respectfully, your obe
dient servant. John a. mosbv.
pousm would naye been a visitation ffressive DemoeraW tho novnltv offr.
of mercy in comparison. . When Greeley as the candidate of the Demo-
ww reiieui uDuii lue nuuiDer ana ranan- : .r.. . t
ity of the thieves that have been upheld fascinating as to carry with it the Idea
in their pillage by means of the negro that "the fountains of tho trreat deen
our bonds and greenback currency
would be worthless. It has taken years
to establish this confidence on an en-
space with a creature so worthless ; de
siring to inform the people of the
character and standing of that class of
men who have betrayed the Republi- during basis, and the election of Mr.
can party and joined the ranks of Greeley, a man without any settled
Tweed, Kilpatrick, Helper, Wood and financial opinions, would shake it from
turret to foundation stone." Suppose
f ho Tiomflprntin norfif fnmm!ft(v1
stood to be a proposition on hk part to Renublican cau is one thou- rennrlmtirm hn ,rWn! in iror
pay me 12.19 a yard lor ine carpe --- - ; - , . , '
which I had offered for $1.93, as it sand stronger in North Carolina be- this confidence would have vanished
made the difference between the two cause the State Convention kicked like dew before the morning Sun. We
sums, which was the price or tne cnina Menninger out of the party. The nom-
bougnr, and said inai was V ination of Greelev has enabled the
on a Tittle piece of paper with a pencil, Blumenberg, is our excuse for penning "
219 multiplied by 5, which I under- thi3 article. th
he had
tweedledee." I told him all I wanted P"" iu nu iu ui . u buu. utiue as
was the money for the china and the Menninger; and the people may expect
carpet, and he could pay it as he pleas
ed, in State warrants or out of his pock
ets. He gave me a warrant on the
State Treasurer for the amount of 500
yards at $2.19, saying he wanted it
made out In that way, and he would
settle his own matter with the State.
I afterwards got the money, as mana
r for E. Via. on the warrant as above
stated. J. G. HESTER. '
Sworn to and subscribed before tho
Menninger in his " explanation " be
fore the Commission, confirms Hes
ters's testimony. On page 546, Men
ninger testified as follows:
li cAfrnm J.G. Hes-
a frugal and honest government here
after at the hands of the Republican
party. Reason Because all the rogues
that formerly infested tho Republican
party, have gone over to Greeley.
North Carolina EIectioiiIejno
cratic Comment. ' I
Hie New York Tribune of August 3d,
thought the Democrats had carried the
State by twelve
ingly said :
' "Well done! noble North Carolina ! j On
your soil the first Declaration of Independ
ence was made! On your soil Jeflerson
Davis held his last Cabinet council, ana tne
Rebellion dissolved. On your soil has been
know, not what course Mr. Greeley will
pursue if elected; but the single fact
that a; ehange in the financial policy of
the government is demanded, will be
sufficient to involve the country in
disaster and vastly depreciate our
bohd greenbacks, and stocks of every
kinder With tho -knowledge that the
onal Debt is disappearing at the
bf one hundred millions per year.
taxation is growing less and less
every session of Congress, and that
ter, as aceni 'of E. Via, a 'quantity of won nrst great viciory of the campaign
iiirnotinp for the different rooms in ino that to make us once morea unitea peo-
AW - .
Canitol? If so. state fully and particu
larly, the contract made between j-ou
and him, and ail the circumstances con
nected with the contract? Whether at
the same time or thereabouts you made
a contract for the purchase of certain
setts of china, and what tho under
standing between him and yourseir
about the china, and state all the con
versation as well as you can . reopitecj
it, that occurred between you and mm
at the time.
real reform in the revenue is taking the
thousand, and gush- P"-? pi corruption and memciency m
omce, j we cannot believe for a moment
that jMr Greeley's election is within
the range of a possibility.
Thjero is no necessity for a change in
our fjiiancial policy. We had better let
Vwejl 'enough alone." That can only
be dme by re-electing Gen. Grant, and
a majority of the members of Congress.
The Cincinnati Enquirer which, is
orthodox on Democratic doctrine says
of the North Carolina election that
" A party beaten at tho first election of a
Presidential campaign loses heart and con
fidence in itself, and never rallies or recov
ers from it."
The Enquirer is mistaken when it
says our State election .was the " first of
the Presidential campaign." It is really
the sixth, because It was,. a patent fact a
year ago that Gen. Grant would be re
nominated. Since that time the Defmo-J
crats and Liberal traitors have exhaust
ed thei r ingenuity and rascali ty to devise
means for his defeat. If TJie Enquirer
states the truth when it says one State
election defeats a party in a President
tial campaign, what an overwhelming
rout awaits the sulphuric co-alition,
that has sustained defeats in Connecti
cut, New Hampshire, Rhode Island
Oregon, North Carolina, and West
Virginia, and won not a single victory.
since the campaign opened?
i When Cincinnati haa aeeiarea ine re
solve of the best brains and principle of the
Republican party, it was the privilege of
Tennessee, home of Andrew Jackson, and
of the mountain loyalists, to give the re
sponse that spoke in advance the voice of
Baltimore. Yours i3 a yet more electric
utterance. That was but the verdict of a
historic National Party. You have pro
nounced in advance the vordict of a Na
West Virginia.
Independent ticket is elected in
ate by five thousand majority.
Thisjs a victory for Grant. Camden,
Democratic nominee, was loud in his
IIon.Elisha Baxter. ' 1
This gentleman, a native of Ruther-
ford county, a brother of Jno. G. Bax-
ter, bf Knoxville, Tenn., is the Repub
lican candidate for Governor of Ar
kansas. Mr. Baxter has earned an en
viable reputation in his adopted Stated
as a Judge of the Superior Court, and
his nomination for the office of Gov
ernor must be exceedingly gratifying,
inasmuch as he was unanimously nom
inated by a party heretofore divided!
The prospects for a Republican vie-
North Carolina gave Caldwell over praisa of Greeley. Sequel He is de- tory in Arkansas are very fine. We
two thousand majority, and we have featet;by five thousand. Democrats doubt not that Judge . Baxter will
' -w .mm A I a 9 A I . - - E.A XT 1 J I . T I m - 1 a 1 .
A. I did purchase a quantity oi cur- qjl6 Xcw York unottne as auinoriiyjior i raay.i umi. uiu eiecnon naa no poni- prove a sagacious itauer ; ana that the
peting of Mr. Hester, agent oi r. v savinir that she "pronounced In ad-I icai ignincance, but the people know interests of ? his adopted State, will
fn. h ctntn The rate oi pur
chaso was less than that demanded Dy
vance the verdict of a iNatlon."
bettC:rj. The Slate will go for Grant. thrive under his administration.
"Stop Thief."
The most successful and consequently
the most celebrated detectives of the
world have been governed by a few
and apparently very simple rules of
conduct in ascertaining and determin
ing the character of the rogues with
whom they have had to deal, and
whose detection and arrest on an ex
tensive scale have given them the high
reputation they enjoyed as detectives.
And the very first rule determining
their conduct was to nab the hrst man
who cried " stop thief" in a miscella
neous crowd where a theft wras com
mitted. The same rule will apply
with equal force and pertinency to po
litical parties raising the cry of "irauds,"
"corruption." etc., in political cam
paigns. The party leaders who design
to commit some rascally fraud or to use
money as a corrupting fund in an elec
tion, will invariably start a cry of fraud
and corruption on their opponents for
the purpose of covering their own ras
calities. It is safe to say that in nine
ty-nine cases in a hundred where such
a cry is raised, it proceeds in the first
instance from the party who purposes
the fraud. This is incontestibly true
so far as our experience and observa
tion have gone, and it requires no great
shrewdness in observation to see why
it should bo true. Human nature is
the same in the thief as in the political
cheat and fraud, and vice versa. What
holds true as to the one will hold uni
versally true as to the other. They
are both human, and both in the path
of intentional error; and, practically
considered, they must both be deemed
coincident frauds, operating on the
same line of craft and instigated by the
same motives of deceit.
When the Greeley, cry of " fraud"
first came up from North Carolina, we
knew just ias well what it meant as we
do now that it was designed to divert
attention from some glaring. " irregu
larities "(to use the mildest possible
term) of their own. The Democratic
legislature of that State paved the way
for the class of frauds named, when
they so . villianously gerrymandered
the State as to render it next to impos
sible for the Republicans to gain con
trol bf the legislature, or to elect a ma
jority of the members or congress,
even if their strengtn snouiu ue sum
cient to carry the State by ten or fif
teen thousand majority. This sort of
game, which the Democratic legisla
ture, chosen in 1870, practiced on the
people of the Old North State, is in
keeping with the worst description of
rascality that may be practiced by in
timidation or the use oi money, xxau
it' not been for this atrocious gerry
mandpr the Republicans would have
had a majority in both branches of the
legislature, as well as a majority of
congressmen. Richmond, Va, StxUe,
Journal. 1
governments, we cannot help but re
gret the non-adoption of Mr. Stevens'
proposition, atrocious as it was, for uni
versal confiscation. The pernicious
consequences of this rule are felt in the
general as well as the local govern
ments. The legislation- of Congress is
largely controlled by fit representatives
oi the carpet-bag interest, and the worst
acts of the executive administration
are done to pleasd the power which
corrals the negroes at the meeting
places of the leagues, and drives them
thence to the polls- '
Mr. GreeIyJ election will not do all
that we could wish to free us from
these evils;, it Willi not even be a popu
lar commendatiodil of -the base means
by which they were inflicted upon us :
but it will begin the process of their
gradual extinction:. It will give the
white people a reasonable hope that
the heritable qualities of their fathers'
blood may some day be restored. In
the meantime, if it does not reverse
the attainder, it will at least insure a
merciful execution of it. Democfats
who disliked Mr. Greeley's nomination
have reflected welj, and I think will
support him with almost perfect unan
imity. The thought that a victory
will not give us everything at once
may diminish in 5 some degree "the
rapture of the strife," but will not im
pair the efficiency Of their support, for
they are impelled to their utmost ex
ertions by a profound conviction that
nothing but his election will save the
country from a long period of misgov
ernment, and perhaps the total destruc
tion of our free institutions.
I am with great j respect, yours, &c,
! J. S. Black.
York, Pa., August 3, 1872.
Down Brakes!
The Dream of a Newly Married Rail
roader, and its Consequences.
From the St. Jouis Democrat.
" Ed." is a brakeman employed on
the Chicago, Alton and St. Loui3 Rail
road. He was married only a few
weeks ago. His wife has been wearing
a piece of red flannel round her neck
for the last ten days, and complaining
of a wry neck. This is how it came to
pass : : ?
" Ed." had iust been doing extra du
ty, taking a sick friend's train in addi
tion to his own, and so had not been in
bed for forty-eight hours. As a matter
of course, he was nearly worn out, and
as soon as his supper had been eaten he
went to bed, to sleep, perchance to
dream. He was soon locked in the arms
of Morpheous and ! Mary, and dream
ing. Again his foot was on his native
platform, and he heard the warning
toot of the whistle for brake. The
shadowy train bore him swiftly on ;
the telegraph posts fleeted past quieter
and quicker ; the whole country fled by
like a panorama mounted on sheet
lightning rollers. I In his dream he
heard far off another roar, and swing
ing out by the railings he saw another
train coming at lightning speed around
the curve. Both , trams were crowded
with passengers : in another moment
they would rush together, and from thtN
pnea ui rum a -cry ui aguiiy wuuiu
shiver to the tingling stars from the
lip3 of the maimed and dying. The
engineer had seen their danger, for at
that moment, in his dream, he heard
the whistle ' calling for brakes sound
loud and unearthly. With the strength
of desperation he gripped the brake and
turned it down. There was a yell of
pain, and " Ed " woke to find himself
sitting up in bed and holding his wife
by the ears, having almost twisted on
her head. ' s
That's how " Ed's " wife came to
wear a piece of redJ flannel round her
throat and complain of a wry neck.
Sub-Electors should be appointed at
once by the County Executive Commit
tees for each county.' , It is absolutely
necessary that each township of every
county shall be thoroughly canvassed
"and a full vote polled. If the Republi
cans poll their strength,' Grant's ma
jority will reach ten thousand.
were broken up," and that a deluge
was rising Avhich would overwhelm
Grant, his administration, his party
and all their great expectations and
calculations in connection with another
four years' lease of power. But this
sudden flashing up of Democratic en
thusiasm has died out, and the fear is
gaining ground that the Republicans,
brought over to the Democracy in sup
port of Greelev and Brown, mav dos-
sibly be outnumbered by those old lino
Bourbon Democrats who are resolved
to vote for Grant or to stay at home on
election iday if they cannot ' get a
straight-out Democratic ticket on tho
platlorm 01 '.'tne time honored demo
cratic principles of Jefferson and Jackr-
Seeing is" believing; but until wosco
that these anti-Greeley Bourbon Dein
cratscan do, are doing and intend to
do something in this campaign,-which
will compel their, recognition as a bal
ance : of power, we shall continue to
hold them as belonging to the samo
class of makeweights or political guer
illas as the temperance reformers, tho
labor reformers and the women's rights
reformers. The Democratic party
adopted the Cincinnati Presidential
ticket under the impression that from
the Republican camp it would bring
them the balanco of power in the elec
tion ; but against all the reinforcements
to the Democracy within reach of Gree
ley and Brown, the probabilities, since
the North Carolina election, have
changed in favor of General Grant.
Senator Schurz, as a bolter against tho
administration, has been hailed as a
hero by the Democrats because of the
balance which it is supposed he may
reach, here and there, in tho diversion
of the German vote: but the German,
as a rule, is very apt to vote according
to his own ideas of the fitness of things:
and so nothing decisive has been gai ned
by Oreeley and Brown in gaining Mr.
Schurz. Again, it was supposed that,
the fame of, Mr. Grqeley, with tho great
name of Mr. Sumner, as the black
man's friend, Would bring over to the;
opposition alliance ticket thoj balanco
of power from the colored element,
which, in the Presidential election.
will poll probably seven hundred thou
sand votes or more ; but along the Hns
of the African legions tho word has
been passed for General' Grant,- - so that .
there is no hope in that quarter for
Greeley and Brown. . .
Our Irish-born fellow citizens' in
many places, and especially in this city,
constitute an important Democratic
balance of power: but it is by no means
certain that tho Irish element of this
island will be a unit in our November
national or local elections. In our mu
nicipal complications of parties, rings,
factions, cliques and coteries, wo shall
probably have the confusion of Babel,
a demoralizing confusion, which, to.
the regular! Democrats, may imperil
the city and the State. In short,
from the present outlook1 tho prospect
from every point of view is growing
somewhat gloomy for Greeley, and un
less in the results of the coming State
elections he shall make a break in tho
apparently compact lines of the admin
istration party, tho -Philosopher of
Chappaqua, as a pilgrim for the White
Hous, may, j .:
Lav down de shovel and de hoe, 1 "
And hang up de fiddle and do bow.
New York Herald, Aug, 21.
laid down
to; the ar-
Read Mosby's letter on Greeley,
which we present In this issue. Mosby
was a Confederate General ; he fought
like a brave soldier for the
when Lee surrendered ho
his arms and submitted
bitrament of the: sword. ; Asj a trtio
Southern man, he repudiates Greeley
and supports Grant. Tho reasons ho
gives for such support will exert ah in
fluence on every Deniocrat ; who readi
it, except those who support Greeley in
expectation of office and plunder.
' ' -;-!' ::-"')
A Western editor, in writing - the
obituary of a respectable citizen, says
that "he has gone to that undiscovered
burn." ' I -
,i r 1.

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