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From the Baltimore Commercial Adyerti
UKPLJ2ASANT FOR TAYLOB.
Catching: up a Latin Professor.
apt ixxocrLvr ku . klux.
Two Documents tluu ore
Singular Conduct of a Dious Young
Man What a Learned Man Calls
" The Spirit Qf Frolic
A Professor In a Baptist College in
North Carolina has got himself into a
most unpleasant predicament. A young
man named Ramseur, who attended
the college, was arrested In December,
1871, charged with participating In the
murder of a colored man named Thomas
Boundtree. He admitted that he was
on the raid, but denied that he had
taken part In the actual killing. At the
April term of the United States Circuit
Court, held at Charleston, S. C, be was
indicted for conspiracy and murder,
and by the advico of his counsel plead
cullty to " the conspiracy count, the
murder count having been stricken out.
He was sentenced to the penitentiary
for eight years, but Judges Bond and
Bryan intended to call the attention of
the President to his case and to ask for
his pardon. Prof. Taylor, one of his
former teachers, has addressed a letter
to the editor of The Bichmond Herald
which is I li tended as an appeal to the
Baptists of the United States in behalf
of the young convict, who is a member
of that denomination." In this letter
the facts connected with the arrest, trial
and conviction of Itamseur are so out-'
rageously misstated that we felt com
pelled topublish the petition addressed
- to tne President by the youncr man's
. father asking for the pardon of his son.
After reading Mr. Bamsour's sworn
petition and comparing it with Prof.
Taylor's letter there are many pious
Baptists in tha country who will begin
to think that there ought to be a va
cancy in the Faculty of Wake Forest
The Hichmond Herald, the organ of
the Baptist Church in Virginia, pub
lishes the following :
It Is hardly necessary to call attention
to the following. Tho writer is well
known by many of our reader.., and
those who know him will wish for no
endorsement of himself or of his state
ment. That young Ramsem ought at
once to be released from prison we have
not a doubt. Will our friends-in Wash
ington and at the North interest them
- selves In his behalf by placing the facts
of the caso,before the authorities? The
Examiner and Chronicle and The Watch
man and Reflector will greatly oblige us
by copying Prof. Taylor's letter, and
thus helping to secure the . release of a
Baptist brother from the Albany peni
tentiary. Dear Brother Dickinson I desire to lay
before the readers of The Herald a plain
statement of facta in regard to tho arrest,
trial and conviction of a young man who
was last year a student at this place. In do
ing this I have a two-fold object: First, to
enable thinking, Christian men In all sec
tions of our country to form an idea in re
gard to the operations of the Ku Klux laws.
Second, to lead men of Influence to use such
means as may result in the release of this
. unfortunate youth. And before I go further,
I may as well say that I am not an apologist
for any atrocities which may have been
committed under lynch law. Good citizens
' in the South as well as the'Korth are ready
to condemn lawlessness, in whatever way
or under whatever name it may be perpe
trated. About last Christmas Mr. D. S. Ramsem,
a student of seventeen years of age, came to
my room and told me that there was a war
rant out for his arrest on the charge of con
spiracy and murder. With much feeling
and youthful ingenuousness he told me that
some time before, while at his home in
Cleveland county, North Carolina, he had
with a few companions, ridden a few miles
In the night and returned without molesting
anyone. This was done in that spirit of
frolic or desire for adventure which would
lead any boy of his ago to do the same
On the night of December 80th the College
was surrounded by United States soldiers
. and the young man taken from the hall of
his debating society and hurried off to Co
, lumbia, 8. C. lie was incarcerated until
April 12th, when he had the semblance of a
trial. The charge of murder was struck out
of his indictment, and by the advice of his
lawyers be plead guilty to the charge of
conspiracy; L e., he did not deny having
acted as above stated. To those who are in
formed in regard to trials in United States
Courts in the South, it Is needless to say
that they are mere farces. This youth was
sentenced to eight year's confinement in pris
on and one hundred dollars fine. He is now
in the State Penitentiary at Albany, New
York. In April, 1SS0, he will be discharged,
lie will be twenty-five years old- His hopes
for an education will all be gone. A whole
life will be blasted.
Mr. Ramsem is a member, .and his father
a deacon, of a Baptist church. Ilia conduct
whilo a student was most exemplary.
I will not lengthen this article by making
any reflections. The above facta I know to
bo true. Each reader can make his own
Will The Watchman and Reflector and
Examiner and Chronicle please copy ?
-,.,' Cn. E. Tatlob, Prof, of Latin.
, Wake Forest College, N. C, SepU.14, 1872.
"We are sorry to inform our religious
cotemporary that it has been grossly
Imposed upon by this " Professor of
Latin,",, who has most wickedly con
cealed the facts in Bamseur's case (not
Bamsem). The harmless little a flair
In which the young man is represented
as having taken part was tho murder
of Thomas Boundtree. ... ' .. ,
There was no defence made for him,
because none could be made. The mur
der was one of the most horrible ever
perpetrated in any civilized or savage
community. Boundtree was an Indus-,
trious colored farmer, who owned
plantation". In the upper end of York
county. South Carollnar ; He was a
quiet, peaceable, 'upright man, but his
prosperity excited the wrath of the Ku
Klux, who determined to kill him.
The raid was made by a party of
masked men, most of whom resided in
North Carolina, near tlie dividing line
Roundtree's house was surrounded in
the night and his family aroused by a.
terrible pounding at the door. He seiz
ed, a gun and fired from the window,
wounding bno of the raiders, named
Eliiah Boss Sepauch. in the arm. He
then took refuge in the garrett, but was
driven from there, and finally in des
peration he jumped from a second sto
ry window and ran towards the woods.
Before he got thirty yards away from
his house he fell, pierced by a dozen of
bullets. A brother of the wounded Se
paugh ran up and cut the dying man's
There was no proof that young Barn-
sour actually assisted In the murder,
but that he was present and participa
ted in the attack on the house was not
denied. Under the advice of his counsel,
Mr. Prestly (of the firm of Prestly,
Iiord & Boblnson), one of the most dis
tinguished lawyers of South Carolina,
he plead guilty, not at Columbia, aa
Professor Taylor says, but at Charles-
I ton. On account of his youth the Judge
Intended to ask the President to pardon
rhjni after he had undergone a short im
Hbrisonment. It is probable that if it
had not.been for the scandalously; men
dacious letter written by Professor
Taylor, and published in Tlie Hichmond
Herald, that he would now be at lib-
erty. ' -
. To show that we have done Professor
Taylor no wrong in charging him with
willful falsehood we give the petition
which young Bamseur's father address
ed to the President of the United States,
asking for his pardon, first having
made oath to tho truth of the state
ments therein contained. We call upon
the Baptists of the North to take note
of tho absurd position In which one of
their Southern " professors " is placed :
United States of America To His Excellen
cy, U. S. Grant, President of the United
Your petitioner, F,- S. Ramseur, is a plain
farmer of Cleaveland county, North Caroli
na. IIo has constantly and persistently op
posed all the lato violations of law in his
neighborhood, and especially the doings of
the Ku Klux Klan. Ho has anxiously
striven to rear his children in the fear of
God, to oliWrve the laws of their country,
and to live at peace with all mankind, but
to his great grief he found that his son, Da
vid Ramseur, then a youth under the age
of nineteen years, under a temporary ex
citement and misled by the evil example of
older persons, secretly joined the said Klan
and was present on one of its raids in which
Thos. Rountreo was killed. For this con
spiracy and murder he was indicted at the
term of the Circuit Court of the United
States, lately held at Charleston, South Car
olina. On this indictment he pleaded guil
ty of conspiracy and thereupon the charge
of murder against him was abandoned by
the United States District Attorney.' (The
sentence passed upon him by the Court was
a fine of one hundred dollars and imprison
ment for a term of eight years. j
In your petitioner's deep distress ho hum
bly prays your Excellency graciously to
extend mercy and pardon to his said son.
His crime your petitioner does not pretend
to justify .r excuse, but he was very young
at the timo he committed.it. His older
brother, who could and would have re
strained him. was absent from home. I He
is not naturally disobedient or evil dispos
ed, and this is the first offence against the
laws of his country. He did not know the
purpose of the said raid when he joined it,
and after joinincr. though he had not the
moral courage to leave it, ho did not per
sonally aid in its unlawful acts either by
personal participation therein or by his ap
proval. He now bitterly repents his hasty
and unlawful conduct, and is deeply sensi
ble of tho disgrace and grief he has brought
upon himself and his aged father and moth
er. Your petitioner desiring to educate his
said son for better things had sent him to
cellege, where he was arrested. This edu
cation is the chief inheritance which your
petitioner is able to give him, but now by
this hasty and foolish act and by the conse
quent sentence of the Court this hope is
wholly destroyed. If this important period
of his young life be spent in prison all the
remainder thereof will be lost ; but it the
heart of your Excellency be moved, gra
ciously to forgive his youthful crime and
grant him a free pardon, his gratitude for
the clemency and the lesson he has learned
during an imprisonment of nearly five
months cannot fail to make him hereafter
a good, peaceable and law-abiding citizen.
For which your petitioner will ever pray,,
dtc F. S. Ramsoub.
State of 2Torth Carolina, Cleveland Coun
ty: Personally appeared before me, John
F. Aydlotte, United States Commissioner,
F. S. Ramseur, and being sworn makes
oath and says that he has made anxious and
diligent inquiry into all the facts stated in
the above petition, and that he verily be
lieves the same to ba strictly true. j
Sworn to before me this 25th day of May,
A. D. 1872. .".:( : I
John F. Aydlotte, .
U. S. Commissioner for N. C.
F. S. Ramseuk.
United States Cotjbt, June Cth, I872. j
I respectfully commend the petitioner to
His Excellency the President as a proper oln
ject for the interposition of Executive clem
ency. I do so with the profoundest sense
of the necessity for the faithful enforcement
of the law In this behalf. I feel satisfied
that there are in the facts of this cose as
truthfully presented in this petition, Juris
diction for a pardon. There is very much
to invite and vindicate tho prerogative of
mercy confided to the President put forth in
favor of the youthful and unhappy prisoner.
I would fain believe that such an exercise
of clemency would not weaken but strength
en . the administration of the law, and is
wholly consistent with justice. I earnestly
commend the petitioner to the tender ,con-j
sideratlon of the President. , 1 : 1 i:
Respectfully submitted. 1 .
.. .... Geo. T. Bbtait,
U. S. Judge District of South Carolina. :
June 6, 1872.
Xot iiikation : and ? Acceptance
TitT' To mna "I I .Tlr.I .
fTlie following, correspondence ex
plains! itself : - 4 J
y'i IIooms Republican Executive
CO StfitlTTEE, 4TII CONG. JJIS'T, -.
Uiii Raleigh, N. C.,.Sept. 25, 1872.
Mrl .Tames H. Headen ' "
DiiAR Sir: It affords me pleasure to
inform vou that at a meeting of the
Republican Iterative Committee for
this District, held in this city on the
20th ihst., that you were unanimously
n fimbriated as a candidate for Elector
nn tfii National Republican ticket
Another crisis in the Nation's his-
fcnrv i ia at hand. ' The nomination of
Horace Greeley at Baltimore procured
aa'it'Was by a morbid desire to secure
control of tne government .wunoui re-
gard to principle, for the sole purpose Greeley, Sumner, and . other distin
ofsatisfying voracious longings for of- guished philantropists in behalf of our
fice,?and to revel in public plunder, the emancipation, but to General Grant,
cohesl ve power or wnicn, pniy prevents
the coalition irom snapping asunuer
is iraugm, win uaugw w . woiiCUi
the jRepublic, and to settled govern-
ment in the States. .
The country needs rest. That rest-
unimpeded by foreign wars or domes
tic violence Is essentially necessary to
general prosperity. '-Fortunatelyy un
der xne present jNauonai .uuiinistxu
tion, the Union is blessed with a finan
cial policy, which has reduced the Debt
$358,000,000, since March 4, 1869, also
reduced the interest $20,000,000: and
during the same period, lightened the
Duraens oi taxation $2,uuu,uw. xy
virtue of this policy, the Commercial
interests of the Republic have prospered
and increased beyond the hopes of the
most sanguine observer.
A rain .
; Arbitration has taken the place of
the i cannon, bayonet, and sword.
".Without regard to race, color, or pre-
vious conaition," every man is pro
tected in all the rights of citizenship as
guaranteed by the Constitution ; ana
to-day, an American be he "native to
the maner born," or adopted, can ex
claim as Paul did and with like effect
fIrAJ a Roman citizen."
i These creat blessings the Republi
can nartv seeks to perpetuate ; and in
the future as in the past, administer
the government upon the principle of
the 'greatest good to the greatest num
ber." balancing at the same time the
sfflles of iustice. and preserving: exact
equklity as provided by law, which is
th foundation of cood order, and se
curity that the peace of the Nation will
Soliciting vouraidinthis great work,
in behalf of the Committee, I request
vonr acceptance oi tne nommauuu
I am, with great xespect,
' ; Very truly yours,
V-;. J. C. L. HARRIS,
Ch'm. Dist. Com.
i ' Pittsboio N. C, Oct. 3d, 1872.
J'C. LI Harris, Chairman Bx. Com.,
Uth Cong. District
i Dear Sir : Your communication, in
forming me, that, at a meeting of the
Republican Executive Committee, for
this, the 4th District, held in the City
of Raleigh, on the mn day 01 Septem
ber. 1 was nominated, as a candidate
foi: Elector, on the National Republi-
ran Ticket " is received. Whilst 1 re-
eret that circumstances over which he
T . . i ij1 1
had no control nave prevented tne aDie
and distinguished gentleman assigned
to the position indicated in the opening
of the canvass in JNorta Carolina irom
continuincr In the same, and, whilst I
trulv resrret my inability to carry the
standard of the party in this District
with the same eloquence and power
.-.. . -. . -m 1 11
that he could nave done, or even at tnis
late day to make -anything like an ex
tended canvass, yet. I do not feel at
liberty to decline a nomination so
irratuitouslv and voluntarily tendered,
narticularlv when an acceptance does
not involve any sacrifice of principle or
- . ; 71 -tn
compromise oi vpimuus uuu vicwb, u
regard, to the. great cardinal doctrines
and principles of the party whose cause
and fortunes, I feel it my duty to es
pouse. I do not propose, in this com
imunication, to enter into anything like
a review of the acts, or principles of the
Republican party. That nas oeen al
ready done bv. abler hands than mine.
)I will sav. however, that I regard it as
the only Darty now existing that has
evinced anv real 'disposition or desire
to preserve the unity, of the country
and its government, and to restore tne
good order, peace and quiet of other
and better davs of the Republic. In
view of these things, if there were no
other, subordinate issues, involved in
, the pending contest, I should feel bound
by every patriotic consideration iu
make every honorable effort in- my
power to advance the cause and pro
mote the success of the National Re-
niihlir-m nartv. With sentiments of
respect, . Yours truly, 1
JAMES JjL. JLl.fcAl.-N.
President Grant Appoints the
"Widow of a Confederate Soldier
to OfliCe A Southerner's Appre
ciation ot Ma gnanimity.
To the Editor of The Era:
: Sua : In your last Issue you say
" President Grant has employed thou
sands of needy and deserving ladies in
positions hitherto tilled Dy men."
; sThat's so, and I want to give you an
instance of it right here in JS orth Uaro-
lina.v I had a very dear friend who
left a position which would have ex
empted him during the entire war, and
volunteered in the Eighth North Caro
lina Regiment. He fought gallantly
in the. Soutnern cause, and now fills a
while leading a charge at Petersburg.
-lie left a wife and four little chil
dren, all too small to assist their moth
en That noble woman made applica
tion to President Grant for a position
as Post-Mistress, and teas appointed at
President Grant might have said
"vonr husband was a rebel, and a reb-
ers widow and orohans do not deserve
any consideration at the hands of the
Government." But he said nothing of
I He simply showed that niagna'niirii-
ty wnicn caused mm to say to tne ae-
feated Confederate soldiers "take your
horses home, with you by. the laws
of war they 'are forfeited to the .Nation
which you strove to destroy any oth
er government would hang your lead
ers and confiscate your property but
the United States can afford to be mag
nanimous even to it3 rebellious citi
zens." 5 ! ' '
i ( And if I live till the first Tuesday in
7 . . - m -a j Tt 11.
iiext month 1 intend vo snow a oouin-
mia.'a onnro. latinn nf finnh ' tin I-
k S J u . '
leled raasmanimity, by casting my vote
Xortho hero-president, U. S. Grant.
rl ' ; : , . TAR HEEL.
I October 4, 1872. I ;
letter from John A. Hyinauu
: 1. t ;
;. i j October 2, 1872.
To the Editor of the Chronicle :
In consequence of my having written
a letter of thanks, which has obtained
publicityto Hon. Charles Sumner for
his civil rights bill, and other distm
guished ; services in behalf of my race,
it has been reported, to my prejudice,
that I contemplated going over to the
parties that nominatea sine non. Hor
ace Greeley for President of the United
states. , . - -
I therefore' deem it a bounden duty.
as the Senator-elect and representative
of this county ever since the constlra-
X? 1 l A. Lint. ,1
tional .amendment which entitled me
to all of the immunities of a freeman
was adopted; to thus publicly re-amrm
mv unwaveriner devotion to the nation
al Republican party and to Gen. Grant
ana tne measures 01 nis uumiuistrauon.
In common with all miormea gen
tlemen of m v color. I shall never cease
to hold in the most grateful remem
brance the life-long services of Messrs.
l xl -I 1 ?
the Moses of our deliverance from bon-
dage. x owean obligation paramount
toaU other con8ide
considerations, and shall
tnereiore cast my sunrage anu innu
ence in favor of re-electing - him to the
j . (. L j n
Presidency in November next. ' r j
: v. : U- : -v: John A; HYjrAit .
A Seance Over a Corpse.
A Spiritual Circle Around a Cbffin-
A Coffin in a Boom as Dark as Night
A Noted Turfman's SpirWs Flight,
Mr. Rowe, the late owner of the once
celebrated trotter, Ethan Allen, a gen
tleman well known to members 01 tne
turf, died at his residence in 43d street;
in this city, on Wednesday last, after
a short illness. Mrs. Rowe was a strong
believer in spiritualism, and is said to
be a medium. A. few years ago sne
made the acquaintance of Mrs. Kane,
the widow of the Arctic explorer, who
,was one of the celebrated i ox sisters.
Since the death of Dr. Kane, Mrs.
Kane has continued her business as a
medium, and become known as the
'Oueen of Mediums."
Prior to the funeral of her husDana,
Mrs. Rowe, anxious to know whether
his sDirit had taken its flight into the
spirit land, sent out a number of invi
tations to a circle of spiritualists to at
tend a seance in her house. Among
them was the celebrated Mrs. Kane.
The corpse was enclosed in a neat rose
wood casket, heavily ornamented witn
silver. It lay in one of tne parlors,
whose shutters were closely shut, and
which was utterly dark. At the head
of the coffin was a wax candle, and at
the foot stood another. The room,
therefore, was but dimly lightened.
Mrs. Kane, who was chosen to pre-
.? 000 tori Vior-lf if, thft he.fi of the
. l - V l ...... w V " -
mslrftt. and Mrs. Rowe at the foot.
The two candles were then extinguish-
ed, and all were enveloped in total
darkness. Not a sound was heard.
Soon Mrs. Kane, as the presiding me
dium, arose, ana addressing tne spirit,
asked whether Mr. . Bowe , was in the
snirit land. The Darts waited, but
there was no answer. .. . .
A hvmn was sung then. The spirit
was again addressed by Mrs. Kane, and
soon a soit. clear, musical voice an
swered, "I am here; what is it you
wish to know?" ?
Medium (Mrs. Kane.) "We, your
afllicted brothers and sisters of the
spirit land, are anxious to know wheth
er the spirit 01 our orotner nere de
parted has taken its flight into the
happy land." f
Spirit (in the same .soit . voice.) -i
"Wait, and I will see."
Silence reigned awhile, ana suaaeniy
a low rumbling was heard, as 01 open
ing heavy doors, and then another
voice said, "He is not here." -
At this the queen of mediums ex
plained that the spirit of Mr. Rowe had
not. yet quit his body. The candles
were then relighted, and all arose ana
stood over the body, gently singing:;
Weep not for those who are gone from thy
sight,' ' , j
Thev are not trone. thev are not cone :
Round thee they hover on pinions of light,
They are not gone, they are not gone, j
Hear the words of comfort telling
That they'll watch on every hand.
And I love, I love to list to
Voices from the spirit land. ,
After the singing all resumed their
seats around the1 casket, the lights were
extinguished, and Mrs. Kane addressed
the spirits again, summoning departed
spirits to attend her. Among those
she asked for was Prof. Morse, James
Fisk, Jr., Judge McCunn, James Gor
don Bennett, and others; The only re
sponse was from Mr. Bennett. .
Mrs. .ane askea whether ne naa re
pented, saying. "You unbeliever of
our faith, you who have ridiculed us
in your paper, what Jiave you to say ?"
Spirit What is It you want
Medium Ave would command you
to make our faith known to-' all; the
world, as an atonement for your past
wrongs, and otherwise help as nowj
that vou are saved.
Spirit Thy will is granted.
well, come and join us in the
Mr. Eowe's body was buried in
Greenwood on Friday. N. Y. Sun,
23d inst. . : . I-'
A Young Hero's Death.;
Shocking Mowing Machine Accident
A Boy's Nerve.
From the Iowa City Press, Sept. 14.
From M. B. Cline, Esq., we learn the
particulars of an appalling accident
wnicn resuiieu lauiny iu vuancv jc ra-
ler. a son of Jacob Fesier, who lives in.
Washington county, just over tne John
son county line. Yesterday Charley
was usinera Buckeye mower on wm.
B. Ford's place, was alone in the mead-
ow. when the horses were enraged by
an attack of bees and ran away. Char-
ley kept his seat until the spring there-
under next to the sicKie oar dtokg ana
threw him upon the sickle. One of the
guards, those tooth-like projections in
wnicn, me sicxie piy,
stuck into' his
thigh he was dragged under the sickle
bar, the guard tearing its way-down
the lesr until it caught and held firmly
in the tendons of the heel ; the sickle
mangling the limb all the way down.
In that position he was dragged about
fiftv yards when, the lines . winding
around the machinery, the horses were
stopped. Now came the trial of the
poor boy's nerve and vitality. All
alone as he was, he released himself
from the cruel imprisonment, unhitch
ed a horse, mounted and rode him
nearly a mile1 to a house," where, in
spite of all care, the poor fellow sue-1
cuuiutxi, nuu ill liixii au uuiu tvw ucau 1
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Ilepablican Electoral t rricltet. Will
our brethren of the Republican Press cor
rect the Electoral ticket after that published
in THE ijRAf, ii.r. JS. x juwucu u m
. ., :" 1 '' ' "
-i ' "' T ' TT TTn . i-n
place of Mr. T. M. Argo, lor tne tn con
gressional District." Mr. W. A. Guthrie re
signed, and the , vacancy in the 3d District
Tint. l.fifin filled. The enlire Electoral
. ..! shnnld be nlaced at the lhead of each
Republican paper. ' . ' -f. .
For Gen. Barrineer. From Mecklen
burg a friend writes : ;
T will sav Homethinsr concerning tne fraud
election that has j ust come off. I was at the
Crab orcnara ;xownsmp, in j.u-i.uuu-6
county, on the day of election, xne rtegis-
tp.r was a Conservative, and au tne mana
wra. There -were seven xwv uuiiu.ua utr
. t x. i : j
harrerl from votinor. Their names could
nnt lw. fnnnd on the book. Thev were old
citizens, that had voted there for years
Also, in Clear Creek Townsnip tnere was
some Kept irom tne dox ; omers mruu
.. -a 1 1 " J
stay away. :
Tho Virzrinia Tobacco Crop. The to
bacco crop of Virginia,' it is stated, will not
turn out well. At one time it promisea
finely, but at present the plants are not ri
pening uniformly, some of the leaves being
entirely ripe and yellow, while others, par
ticularly those at the top are still green, The
fields are also firing badly, and;the ground
leaves in many places are entirely destroy-
Qd, much of them, being mere trash. 'The
received opinion is that the crop will be
lio-ht and chaffv. and that there will not be
q - mt w
a heavy yield.
I . -
r Snb-Klectors. The : folio wing named
gentlemen are hereby appointed Sub-Elec-
tors for the . countv of Kobeson, on the
Grant and Wil3on ticket :
Nat. McLean. James Sinclair, E. K. Proc
tor, Fletcher McNeill, W. A. Stone, Samuel
Taylor, Joshua Phillips, jnoo. x. uanyie,
Neill Townsendf Rr R. Williams B. A.
Howell, Jenkins Campbell, Washington
McEachen, C. E. Barton, 'A. A. McjLean,
William Bishon. O. S. Haves. James D,
B order of the Republican Ex. Com. for
Robeson county. .
John HoiiiiOWAV, Chairman.
U. S. Courts in IVortli Carolina. The
times of the Circuit and District Courts, to
bo held vearlv. for the Western District is
as follows: , ' .
At Greensboro' 1st Monday in April and
October. ' :
At Statesville 3rd Monday in April and
At Asheville 1st Monday in May and
November. ; '
For the Eastern District :
Circuit Court at Raleigh-1st Monday in
June and last Mono ay in November.:
District Court at Edenton: 2nd Monday in
April and October.
jNewoern 4 in monaay in April anu Octo
ber. . - '';..'
Wilmington 1st Monday after 4th Monday
in April and October.
Presiding: Elder's Appointments
Salisbury District Ith Soiind.-U nlon Cir
cuit, at Berthpage, October 5th and 6th.
Salisbury Station, October 12th and 13th.
E. Rowan Circuit, at Providence, October
19tli and' 20th. Y, J
Alexander Circuit, at Liberty C. M., Octo
ber 26th and 27th. r - .
Mocksville Circuit, at Salem, Nov. 2d and 3d.
I (.V ATI Circuit, at South' River. Nov. 9th
and 10th. -' '
Wilkes Circuit, at Wilkesboro'. Nov. lbth
and 17th. '" " .
Mt. Airy Station, Nov. 20th and 21st.
Snrrv Circuit and Sauratown Mis., S ov.
2M and 24th. . .. 1
Iredell Circuit, at Olih, Nov. 30, and Dec, 1.
There will bo Camp meetings at Center,
Jonesville. Circuit, and at Liberty, Alexan
der Circuit. ::r'-:k ' !::".;Y;i
' K: ; M. t. Wood," P. 3. Olin, N. CV
Warning to VotetSConvicted. The
Statesville American warns voters as fol
lows: v . : 1 , .
There are nretended railroad agents and
others operating in this State, engaging col
ored men ana white men, wno vote tne ne
xmblican ticket, to leave the State under
Dretense 01 worKins on rauroaua auu couou-
. f Jl . A. JL
picking out of the State. All who are caught
i . , . J . mi , 1 : c V. -.
in t iis tra win lose ineir vuua ior iuo
Presidential election, here as well as in the
State they move to, as they cannot acquire
The same naDer says at the late term of
Wilkes Superior Court, George Graham,
accused of the murder of Margaret Seaman,
white,, in Iredell, some months ago, having
removed his case, was convicted of murder
in the first degree. Baldy Gaither, colored,
was tried as' an accomplice and acquitted.
An appeal was granted in the case of Gra
ham to the Supreme court.
Randolph ShotweU. The Washington
correspondent of the New . York Herald is
responsible for the following : . , , .
It has transpired that Randolph ShotweU,
one of the leaders of the Ka-klux Klan in
North Carolina; and now' confined in the
Albanv penitentiary, proposed to a promi-
Tinnt mom hrnf fViTioTAsy! that if the Presi- 1
dent would pardon himhe' would cheer- I
fully take the stump ana laoor lor tnasuc-
cess of the Republican candidates and de
HO U.I1 C IUU AU-A1UA OfgiXlllZMlifJil. JL' JUU-
iiur that he was disposed to plead for par
don, it was proposed .to ' ask if he would
give eviaence againsc tne principal leaaers,
such as Ransom, Vance, and Merrimon.
This ShotweU declined with a defiant air,
and said he would die "rather than betray
anybody. Application for the pardon was
therefore refused. When Gerrit Smith
visited ShotweU two months ago he said ho
found him defiant and unwilling to accept
.. uj" ouj -v ...
Hyman, J. Wm. tt. - Paschall, George H.
kjungand otner?), ths Btipporters of Grant
and Wilson, -will , speak at the times and
f places designated below : .U , uJ t .
Palmer's Sorlne. Va.. Friday. October lltb.
Smith 'Creek Township, Gholston's Store.
- Wal-ren county, Saturday, Oct. 12th. x . ,
Nutbush.Township,: White's Store, Warrert
cox: ..ty. TueBdav. October 13th. v t
Sandy Creek Township, Old Shatter, Warren
CountV. Thtirsdav. October 17thrf- i -.'
Shocco Tpwnship, Kayney's Chapel, Warren
county, Saturday, October lytn. v u
Ransom's Bridge, Warren county, Tuesday,
October 22nd. r , ,; i
Fishing Creek Township, Areola, Warre n
v Co., Wednesday, October 23rd.v -: -
jKingwooa, Jtianiax county, xnursaay, uc
. tober24th. :' ' . -
Judkins Township, Jack Itiggan's, Warren
county, Saturday,- October 20tn. . -Ridgeway,
at. Park, Warren county, Mon
day, October 2Sth.; 3 ' r ? , .j,:
Warrenton, ,Warrenj county, Saturday, No-1
Come one, conie ail, and hear for Yourself.
By the Committee:;: rr '
. . vi rr A. BURGESS.
Warrentorf,-September 25th, 1872.
Republican Meeting's in Cumberland
County 0BAM1! iAND . WILSON UNIOW,
Liberty . and OPeacb I Public Speaking
and Republican Rallysat -. .
Kings berry, Thursday, October 17th. v .
Rock Fish Village, Friday, October 18th.
Gray's Creek. (Byrne's Mills.) Saturday,
October 19th. . . . - . . ;
Lock's Creek, (Blue's,) ilonda, Oct, 21st
Cedar Creek. Blocke'a Store. ) Tuesday,
October 22d. , -' . ' ;. , t - . .
Black River" (Smith's Mills,) Friday,
October 25th. - ; ,v, (
Flea Hill, (near the Spring,). Saturday,
October 26th. .' ; (
Seventr-first, (Di C. Mnnroe's,) Tuesday.
October 29th; t; r
QueWhiffle, (Jno. Monroe's.) Wednesday,
October 30th. 4 ' : :r ; .
Cross Creek, (Robinson's Spring,) Satur
day, November 2d.
liy tne jkep. county iiix. uommittek.
Fayetteville,' October 5th, 1872.
Robeson Covnty Canvass. The Sheriff
of Robeson county has made the following
appointments td collect ' taxes. Col. -Nat.
McLean, Mr. 'James Sinclair and others
will be at these appointments and address
the people in behalf of Grant and Wilson :
Alfordsville, October 11th.
Thompson's, October 12th. ;
White House, October 14th. ;
Sterling's Mills, October 15th. '
Hog Swamp, October 16th. . ,
Back Swamp, October 17th. ,
Wishart's, October 18th. , , '
Howellsville, October 19th.
St. Paul's, October 21st. , ,
Union Chapel,. October 22d. ...( ...
Lumberton, October 23d. " -.
. R. McMillan, Sheri ff,
.', I'.- Lumberton, N. C.
Public iSpealsJng. William A. Smith,
and others, will address the people of John
ston county at the following times and
places :' . ' ; " ' " ' ' '
Boon Hill, Monday, October 14th.
Beulah, Tuesday, October 15th.
Oneal's, Wednesday, October 16th.
Wilder's, Thursday, October 17th.
Pleasant Grove, Friday, October 18th. t ,
Elevation, Saturday, October 19th. . .
Ingram's, Saturday, October 26th. . ...
Piue Level, Wednesday, October 30th. 4 ,
Smithfield, Saturday, iSTovember 2d.
Time will be divided with Mr. Pou, the
Greeley Elector for the State at large, at any
of the above places;' . ,,' I .
Come one! Come all Jl ,
Canvassers for "Edgecombe county will ad
dress the people at the following times and
Barfield's Store, Thursday, Oct. 10th.
Tarboro', Saturday, October 12th.
Logsboro', (Leggett's Store,) Tuesday, Oct.
Battleboro', Thursday, Oct. 17th.
Rockv Mount. Saturday. Oct. 19th. r ;
Cherry's Store, Tuesday, Oct. 22d.
Piney Grove, Thursday, Oct. 24tb.
Otter's Creek. (W. Webb's,) Friday, Oct.25.
Sparta, Saturday, Oct. 26th. j
Noble's Mill, Tuesday, Oct. zytn.
Edwards' 'Store, Wednesday, Oct. 30th.
Lewis' Store, Saturday, Nov. 2nd. , s
Liberty, Union, Peace. Jno. J.Sharp,
Esq., sub-Elector for he county of Nash, will
address the people at the following times
and places, with other speakers : -
Sharoes Point. Saturday. October 12th. v
-Hilliardston, Monday, October 14th.
Whitakers Mill, Tuesday, October i&th.
Battleboro'. Thursday, October 17th. ;
Rocky Mount, Saturday, October 19th.
Spring Hope, Tuesday, October 22d.
B. C. Strickland, Wednesday, October 23.
D. W. Winsteatfs, Thursday, October 24.
Republican Mectingrs. The Republi
can canvassers for Halifax county will ad
dress the people at the following timos and
places? 1 1 t . .
; Brinkley ville, Saturday, October 5th.
Enfield, Saturday, October 12th.
' Weldon, Saturday, October 19th.
J. aucett's, Jb rlday, October Hoth.
Littleton, Saturday, October 26th. (
Palmyra. Friday. November 1st. :
Scotland Neck, Saturday, November 2d. 1
.; Ilalnax, Monday, November 4th.
.j -. 1 .. .
Joint Discussion Between Candidates
for Electors. Capt. Swift Galloway and
GenW. F. Lofliri will hold joint discus
sions ,on the issues of the day at " the
following times and places : - v- '...v
Stantonsburg, Wilson county, rhureday,
October 10th. , y , ;
:Tarboro, Edgecombe county, Saturday,
October 12th. , i; ,.,
Republican 1 arid Conservative papers
please copy. -' .'. . . .
Republican TCally IA . grand rally of
the Republicans of Jolmston, Wayne and
Sampson wilL.be held at Pleasant, G v6 ve,
Bentonsville Township, Jonston county, on
Saturday, October 12th. A general barbe-
vi4 -.T.n Vki Srr.iron T tat .nrrn .litrl n r-tfn !. rra
1 f l & . r.UV JLQ v. '
will be present "A general invitation is ex
tended to all the' citizens, irrespective of
party. 1 t Buyant Williams,
s Ch'm'n Com. of Arrangements.
Republican Meeting' at Apex There
will be a Republican Mass meeting at Apex,
on the Chatham Railroad, on. SATun.DAT,
the 12th , of . October. - Gen. Wy D. Jones,
SherlffLeo, Mr. Jas. II. Headen, andothers
" - - " ' i 'S '" '. : " " All ".'. -
wul address me peopie. au . wno are op
posed to the corrupt barter and sale of prin
cipl6 as effected at Baltimore and the elec
tion of Greeley, are earnestly requested to
attend. -.Come one, come all. Let us have
a rousing meeting, ;i -- -''
? f,-s. f.
lllcsing brighten as thvy tako their
mghu-The chief of blessings is gooaiieaitn,
without which nothing is worth the having
it is always appreciated at its true '.Value
after it is - lost, but, too often, not before.
Live properly, and correct ailments before
they f becomef seated. For diseases or tne
! liver, kidneya, skin, stomach, and all aria
ing from impure or feeble blood Db,
Walkee's Cutok-tia. Vinegar Bitters
are a sure and speedy remedy. It has never
yet failed in a single instance. 41 4w
private Instructorftor married jporsofcs, or
those about io. be married, both 'male and
female, everything concerning the physi
ology and relations of our sexual .system,
and the production and prevention of off
spring, including all new discoveries riovcr
before given in , the Fnglish, language, by
4t?M.'TOUNG, Thlsis Really a val
uable and interesting work,' .It is written
in plain language for the general reader, and
is illustrated with numerous Engravings.
All young married people, or those contem
plating marriage, and having the least im
pediment to married life, should read this
3)rok." . It discloses, secrets that every one
should be acquainted with ; still it is a book
that must bd locked up and not lot lie about
tho house. . It will be sent to any address on
receipt ' of 50 cents. .1 Address Dr. WM.
YOUNG,. No.; 410 spruce street,; abovo
Fgurtti, Philadelphia."- "C t V
JE3 AFFLICTED AND. UNFORTUNATE.
No matter what may be your disease, before
you place yourself tinder 'the care of any
one of the QUACKS pativo. and foreign
who advertise in this or any other paper,
get a copy of Dr. Young's Book and read it
carefully.! It wilL bo the peans of saving
you many ; a dollar, s your health, and pos
sibly your life. Dr. Young can bo consul
ted on any of the diseases described 'In his
publications by mail or at ' his office. No.
416 SpTOCo' street above 'Fourth, Philadcl
phia. - - 14 wCm '
SWAMP. .LANDS" 'FOR 'SALE !
nnHE .FOLLOWING 'SWAMP LANDS
. JL in North Carolina are offered for sale.: .
.i annuiu 111 iwurauii, i,wu u.i .3 ,
White and. Brown Marsh In Columbus
and Bladen, 24,000 acre3 ; :
JJLouy Shelter in JNTew llano ver,
acres ; . . . , ,
Angola Bay in New Ilanovcrand Duplin,
50,000 acres ;
White Oak in Jones and Onslow, 85,000
acres, wubject to the right of the Planter's
Railroad Company, to altcrnato sections
thereof upon completion of the Railroad
through the Baid Swamp ; .
Open-Ground Prarie in Carteret, 87,000
Dover Swamp in Craven, 75,000 acres ;
Cat Fish in Craven, 8,320 acres ;
Bay River in Beaufort and Craven, 41,000
acres; ?,.;.,- ,
Swamp Land in Dare county, Durants
Island, 8,000 acres. ,
Sealed bids will bo received for any ono
or more of the above named Swamps, until
the 16th day of December next. The land
wUl not be sold in small parcels.
A letter containing a bid should bo ad
dressed to the undersigned and endorsed,
" Bid for Swamp Land?'
Sec Board of Education,
... Raleigh, N. C.
, October 5th, 1875. ;;. v 53 8w.
CIRCUIT COURT OF THE UNITED STATES,
District op North Carolina. i
United States vs. One Barrel of Whiskey, con
taining about 40 gallons, as the property of
f Jones & Roberts.T-Libel of Information. -
To Jones fc Roberts, and to all whom it may con
cern : Greeting. "
Notice is hereby given, that the above men
tioned property was seized by Wm. Harrow,
Collector of Internal Revenue of the 1st Col- ,
lection District of North Carolina, on the 3rd
day of June, 1872, as forfeited to tlie uses of the
United States, for violation of the Internal Rev
enue lawa,and the same is libelled andprosecuted
In the Circuit Court of the United States for con
demnation for the causesin the said Libel of In
formation set forth; and that the Bald cause will .
stand fo trial at the court room of said Court at
Raleigh, on the last MondajMf November next,
if that be a jurisdiction day, and If not at the
next day of Jurisdiction . thereafter, when and ,
where all persons are warned to appear to snow
cause why condemnation should not be de;
r.reed. and to intervene for their interest.
Given under my hand, at ofttee In Raleigh,
this 8th day of September, 1872. ' -
! : ' . S.T.CARROW,
17 w2w. ' '.? " United States Marshal.'
women . ; '-'- . : j.v-.
Business that will Pay
from $4 to $8 per day, can be pursued in
your own neighborhood, and is strictly r
honorable. Particulars free, or samples,
that will enable you to go to work at once,
will be sent on receipt of two three cent
stamps. Address '
J. LATHAM fc CO.,
292 Washington St., Boston, Mass.
October 3, 1872.- : - 17 w6w
TLANTA MEDICAL COLLEGE.
The Fourteenth Annual Course of Lec
tures in this Institution will cemmenco on
the first Monday in 'November next, and
continue tUl the following March.
A. W.' Calhoun, M D, Professor of Gener
al and Descriptive Anatomy. :
Wm. Abram Love, M D, Professor of I
Philosophy and Clinical Lecturer.
W. H. Goodwin, Professor of General and
Medical Chemistry. i
J. G. Westmoreland' M D, Professor of
Materia Medica and Therapeutics. ;
V. H. Taliaferro, M D, Professor of Dis- .
eases of Women. " r
W. F. Westmoreland, M D, Professor of
Principles and Practice of Surgery;'
A. W. Griggs, M D, Professor of Princi
ples and Practice of Medicine.
; John T. Banks, M D, Professor of Obstet
rics. . '
S. H.r Orme, M D, Professor of Clinical
Surgery. - - .
J. T. Johnson, M D, Adjunct Professor
and Demonstrator of Anatomy.
N. D'Alvigney, M D, Prosector to Pro
fessor of Surgerv and Curator.
W. II. Coo, M , D, Assistant In Clinkal
Surgery. ' .' "
Ch. Ranschenberg, M D, Adjunct Profes
sor of Practice and Clinical Medicine.
James B. Baird, M D? Adjunct Professor
of Physiology and Clinical Lecturer. ;
; J. M. lMct.in, Janitor. '
Fees: for the Course of Lectures amount
to Fifty DoUara. Good Board can bo had .
for twenty dollars-per month.
For further information or Catalogue ad
dress. J. O. WESTMORELAND, M. D.,
.Dean. ' V.
Atlanta, Sept 14, 1872."! 4 40w2t
ACRES OF LAND.
Banltrtipt.Sale of Ileal nud Personal
,..,, '-'4 Property.
''l On Tuesday, tho 8th day of October, 1872,"
I shall seU to. tho highest bidder, for ;asli,
ill the town i of - Louisburg, In Franklin
cbuuty, North Carolina, tlio tract of land on
'which. Archibald Taylor now lives, about
four miles west of Potia' gold mine, in
Franklin count', North Carolina, contain
ing, hy said A. Taylor's Schedule, 2,271
acres. , This is a very valuable and produc
tive tract of land, a large portion of which
is in original 'growth, -with about 500 acres
of. rich Tow grounds on it. i It. also has all
necessary outhouses, such as barns, stables,
fcc., and a store house for merchandising;
.also, a splendid dwelling . house, large and
commodious, built at coni embJe-it. On
thislandj being near Potis' goldmine, is a
gold mine, . pronounced by competent
judges to be very rich, perhaps the richest
in .North Carolina. t
At the slime timo and plrtco, I shall soil
for cash, to the highest bidder, between '200
and 300 accounts, due bills, notes, receipts, :
tc, amounting to about 5,000. Person
wishing to make a good investment of their
funds, would do weU to have an eye to this
tract of land, as it is very valuable. i,
RICHARD W. HARRIS, Asslgnoo j
of tho liitaU. of Archibald Taylor.
Oxford, N. C, Aug. 15, 1S72. 11 w3w
T-QTICEf.,:, ;, ' '
; I will sell to the highest bidder "for cash,
on the 21st day of October, 1S72, 129 acres of
Land, in the county of Granville, adjoining
the lands of D. S. Marror, Sen., Jas. M.
BuUock, dec. and others, the property of
one. Harvey, to satisfy an execution in
my Hands, in tavor, ox .tuo atate of North
Carolina, for Taxes. . . ?
JAMES IMOOP.E, Slioriff
of GranviUe county, N. C.
Sept, 1 1872. K 1-wlm
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