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"Vc return our tLanks to G. M. A. for a
ODV Ol 1 1 vitiitiA a uvuvi
Vcariy all tliu children of Silver City, Nevada,
:- .rot t!.3 plicopin cough. Exchange.
So Lave the Indians.
The aible Secretary of the iNortb. Caro
ia Land Company is the most popular man
i F.-'.leigh that is he is the most fooled up
The Charlotte Democrat spells eclipse.with
.T0 c's-thvisly ecclipse. "We seize upon this
t because v.-e see that he C's too much for
Queen Isabella is disposed to abdicate in favor
r;!:o Prince of AslUTias. Exchange. i
As she has nothing to abdicate from her
cr.erosilj is truly princely.
Iowa is aliead. A conple 'out there were mar-
sfti-r fiitL'en minutes' courtship, and in six
iari were divorced. Exchange.
That wasn't "linked sweetness long drawn
11:2 succulent acucacy oi rui ncsu io "'o"j
v.i-ed ty Parisian gourmands. Exchange.
Don't believe it is good. Anyhow, we
low that printers don't think much of
Gen. Rustein Bey. of the Turkish army, is in
Sew York. Exchange.
The above causes us to reflect upon the
runkeness of his superior officer who is
rays over the let !
I TIic Copperheads ridicule Grant's bathing at
1.1 for bathing oa record. Exchange.
Tfcst's so ! ' that is the reason why the
iFemocracv is called "the greet unwashed."
"icy wont let their sins be washed away.
V'5rew Jenkins proposes to velocipade over
iran on a tisrht rope. Tho Boston it has
i obituary in preparation. Exchange.
If it were only Andrew Johnson we would
I ;5te the obituary ourself and with a
rtat deal of cheerfulness. ;
I in Iowa girl, described as a pretty, talkative,
jhinrr. bright eyed brunette, lately got into
oaiia in tne evening, wasiuiruuutcu iuju"5
:a tue monung, weni io pituiu nu
i 'jroutrl.t him back and married him bclore
f-ypsr. Exchange.'
That's what w.c call a big day's work to
done oa an empty stomach.
I A stroke of ligMhing cured a case of chronic
i -u-.a-.ism in Nashville, Tenn., the other day.
Te should think so I A Hash of ligut-
is onouch to cure a man of anything.
"kill or cure" remedy with chances
rat.'y in favof of till. '
l;e editor of the Old Xortli State says we
aind him of the man who prayed, " Good
d, good Devil," because he didn't know
i whose hands he would fall. If our
ntl of the Old 2iirth State should be in
ger of dying, we wouldn't tell him to
om to pray, but would advise him to
o his summer clothes.
. ;
a Chio man calls for a State Convention o!
e "Known as Copperheads during the war."
To doubt the persons referred to would
delighted to attend, but they are pre-tt-d
from so.dping by circumstances over
:ch they have no control bolts and bars
iie greatest part of them being residents
a:!s and penitentiaries. ;
ie California Democracy are seriously think
of the repeal of all naturalization laws, lest
Chinese may get to be voters. That may do
'mi Francisco, but how would it look in New
i. Exchange. .
-ook ? Why it would look as if there
.ld'nt be any more Democratic majorities.
Chinese question is the worst elephant
3tmocracy ever attempted to manage,
don't care who wins Chinese or Dem
's, and would'nt be a bit sorry if each
Kdcd in laving out the other.
:ie N. Y. Herald is sarcastic' upon the
Democracy on account of General
fXRANs refusing to be the Democratic
Mate for Governor of Ohio. The IIera.ll
-tral Eoscerans cannot swallow Ohio De-
pcy. He declines the nomination of the
j'.-lor Governor, which nomination he kindly
sm lienor, explaining that he must devote
Cil to "dirt'us deemed sacred to his credit-
P4 feraUy." We regret that the General's
-orsare of so much moment in his life: bnt
X fancy t!ic chagrin of the Ohio Democrats
n 3 ""an (bus declares that he would rather
1:5 d'-,?)ts than run on their ticket
Norfolk Day Bool thus polishes off
Attains of ' the Virginia Democracy.
'',e Wilmington Journal take these ad-
-Ifms to itself and it will then see lt
15 others sec it. ....
rcad some where of a irood mother who
10 iailict a mouth washing on her little boy
trJ' naughty word he would make use of.
VJlw Pity, "we -think, that the Virginia
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iuan t been served the same way,
;.f arc terrible foul mouthed folks.' That
01 the Bourbon house of "vote-it-down,"
;;i!aond Eltnuirer
,;f bawdy words against the idea of form- I
j-um acpuuiiean party in .Virgiuia.
to lave descended to the very lowest
f5 f bawdyism for terms to express itself.
;' all sincerity, is it typical of the
course of its party ? If so. let us sav
-'Ilia Civilization and rpfincnif nf. havn
'-'-I'-fic-U with it.
The Tennessee Election and its Results.
' In Tennessee, Governor Senter and the con
servative ticket sweep the State by a majority;
ranging frym 20,000 to 30,000. Senter is a Re-,
publican it is true; bnt his main support was
drawn from the Democratic ranks, and we re
gard his election as a Democratic victory inas
much as he promises to accede to the demands
of the party. Xeabern Journal of Commerce.
Upon what grounds? How can the Jour
nal rejoice in the election of one whom it
acknowledges to be a Republican ?
Upon the ground that "his main support
was drawn from the Democratic ranks ?"
If so the Journal is rejoicing without cause,
for the main support of Senter did not come
from the Democratic ranks. Many Demo
crats voted for him him it is true, but they
did not do as DemoeraU,bxnt asREPUBLiGAss.
In casting theif votes for Sestkb they prac
tically repudiated Democracy.
Sestek was elected at the previous elec
tion as a Republican. Hi3 platform' was
purely and entirely Republican. His party
proclaimed itself to be the true Republican
party, and denounced their opponents as
enemies of Grant and Congress.
Every man who was elected upon the sen
ter ticket was piedged to support the prin
ciples avowed by Senter. Those principles
are irreconciliably antagonistic to all the dog
mas of the sham-Democracy. How, then,
can the Democrats claim as a triumph the
election of men who have repudiated the
name of Democrat and profess principles in
direct opposition to the principles of the
so-called Democratic party ? Such a claim
is simply absurd.
The election in Tennessee was simply the
triumph of liberal Republican principles
over the radicalism of discontented Repub
licans and Democrats.
As in Virginia, the Conservative Old
Line Whigs and Democrats joined the' Re
publican party, and advocated its liberal
doctrines in opposition to the radicalism of
the sham-Democracy. It is a Republican
Let the sham-Democratic papers try to
cover up their defeat as much as they may
choose, but their efforts will be useless. The
people of Xorth Carolina remember the
Virginia election. They remember how the
Copperhead journals claimed the election of
WAUiEK, as a Democratic victory. They
remember how the Walker press of Vir
ginia denounced and opposed the sham-Democracy
for its radicalism, and declared
themselves true Republicans. Then the
Democratic papers of this State had noth
ing to say. They didn't want to say much,
about Virginia.
We tell the people that Tennessee has
done as did Virginia. The truly Conserva
tive men proclaimed themselves Republicans
and carried the State in opposition to Radi
calism. .
The election of Waixer was the death
blow to the sham-Democracy of Virginia.
It died. Those who but a short time before
were its leaders acknowledged that it was
dead. It died and the people were glad
that the monster which had so long cursed
them was no more.
It i9 now the same in Tennessee. The
election of Senter, a Republican, and ot
the Senter Republican ticket, is the death
blow of the sham-democracy of Tennessee.
It is dying now, and soon like the Virginia
Democracy will be dead. Let the people
rejoice. ' -'
" Cornered."
Radicalism is on the defensive. For many long
years have they poshed the Democracy to the
corner. JV. T. Democrat.
The Democrat is one of those journals
which charge the crimes of the Democratic
party upon the Republican party. It is
proven that the Democr. tic party is the
only radical party in the country. It for
gets that the Virginia papers denounced
and opposed the Sham . Democracy for it3
If by radicalism the Democrut means Re
publicanism we acknowledge that it is on
the defensive. It is defending the liberties
of the people. It is defending the govern- .
nient of our forefathers. It is defending
the honor and prosperity of the nation.
Who is it defending them against ? It is
defending them against the machinations
of that set ot traitors who endeavored to
disrupt the nation. It is defending them
against the efforts of those men who are
endeavoring to dishonor their country by
forcing upon it repudiation. The word of
the nation is pledged for the payment of
the bonds. The repudiationists wish
to force the nation to violate its sacred hon
or, and break its plighted word. These are
some of the men against whose machina
tion Republicanism is defending the people.
But the Republican party defends by at-:
tacking. Its attacks have been . successful.,
and the so called Democracy for eight years
has cowered and whined before it as does
the kicked cur at the approach of his mas
ter. Yes, the Democrat is right Democracy .
has been pushed to the corner. , And from
that corner it will never come out alive.
Democracy is dead in Virginia, dead in Ten
nessee and dying throughout the country,
except in New York city alone. . There is
congregated the meanest, vilest of - man
kind, the off scourings of creation, . and .
there, of course, with such congenial ; sur
roundings is the strong hold of Democracy.'
Elsewhere, however, it is dying. From
every State in the Union comes up the howl
for help which proclaims that Democracy is
With the motto of Universal suffrage and
general Amnesty, the Republicans of Vir
ginia and Tennessee have won the battle
and dragged Democracy from its corner a
lifeless corpse, and thus it will be in every
other State.
Something is Going to Happen.
Something is going to happen. The
present century lias committed outrages up
on the Earth and slapped the face of Nature.,
And Nature isn't, going to stand it much
longer, either. ; She will arise and shake her
self, and mankind, if it don't stop its.
foolishness, will be spilled from the lap
of nature into space. We don't blame Na
ture for being mad, either. She had things
fixed as she wanted them. But man , with
hispokings and pryings around couldn't.
rest until he had changed everything. First
came steam, whose effects are too well
known to demand any expatiating upon
here. . Suffice it to say that steam revolu
tionized things in a manner which . nature,
didn't like. Then came : the telegraph,
and lightning was corked in bottles and
made to go errands. Rather degrading, to
be sure.. Then, not satisfied with making
it run about on shore, they make it dive un
der the ocean. Railroads are built over moun
tains, and across continents. Cannon shoot
seven or eight miles, and don't half try. Bal
loons fly about with a perfect looseness. Then
there's a flying machine which flies about
like some Brobdignagian bird. Men flying !
Just think of that I Men tell when eclipses
and comets are coming, and they come right
on time. Canals are cut and two oceans are
hitched together, and ships and canal boats
go sailing by the very tree under which
Joseph rested when fleeing from Egypt. If
he were back now he would not know it to
be the same place. Not much. One would
think all this enough for one generation to
do. But it isn't. The Frenchmen are at it
now. Some big fool formed an idea that
the Great Desert of Sahara was ouce the bed
of the sea, and that it had been pushed up
by an earthquake. Worse than all, he was ,
fool enough to tell what he thought to an
other Frenchman, who sent men to measure
it. The men found out that it was twenty
or thirty feet lower than the Red Sea. That
settled it. Now they are going to dig an
other canal, let the water into the desert,
and make another sea 1 Nature isn't going
to stand this sort of a thing much longer.
She's getting red hot now. To show it,
the other day some men were digging
a well in France. Did this well
behave in a common sense manner as
wells have done until lately ? No, it blew
its bottom up in the air and spouted up hot
water. Whoever heard of an old fashioned
well spouting hot water? Nobody. No
respectable well ever did so before. Our
ancestors wouldn't have stood such nonsense
not much. When Moses struck the rock
nice and cool water came out and the people
liked it. Does any one suppose that hot
water would have dared to come out of a
rock in those days ? No, the earth has been,
abused until she has got disgusted, and she
will soon rise up and shake off these misera
ble little human insects which are torturing
her. She has been getting ready for some
time and has been experimenting with
small pox, cholera, lightning, fiery whirl
winds, tornados, waterspouts, showers of
.snakes, earthquakes and many other things
of a similar nature. She's mad. We warn
mankind to "look cut for squalls," for there's
going to be a big smash up.
Veritas prevalebit! In defending them
selves from each other the papers of the East
and West are compelled to do justice to
Gov. Hold en. One Western paper has
charged him with neglecting the interests of
the West. An Eastern paper has charged
him with being hostile to the Eastern sec
tion of the State. We have, already stated
that Gov. Holden is friendly towards every
section of the State. ' And now the papers
of the opposition, in their family quarrels
confess that we were right in our statements.
A good instance of thi? is the cutting reply
of the Charlotte Democrat to the Wilmington
Journal. The following is the charge of the
Journal, and below will be found the response
of the Democrat : .
"We cannot say that we envy the self satisfac
tory manner in which our Charlotte exchanges
chuckle over the result of the reorganization of
the Wilmington, Charlotte and Rntherford Rail
road, nor can we altogether approve of the sec
tional bias which some of them attempt to give
to it." Wilmington Journal.
We deny the assertions or insinuations of the
Journal.. We have not chuckled over the result
of the reorganization, nor have we attempted to
give the matter a sectional bias. If there is any
sectional feeling prevailing, the Journal is to
blame for it, for that paper has not only manifes
ted an arrogant and dictatorial spirit in speak
ing of the management of the Road, bnt it was
the first to show a sectional feeling by complain
ing of the appointment ol State directors from the
West The Road has always been managed by
Wilmington, Capo Fear and Pec Dee parties, and
now because the Governor thought proper to ap
point a majority of the State Directors from the
west and give all sections a fair chance, complaint
is made and the cry of sectionalism raised. If
there is sectional feeling engendered, the Journal
is responsible for.it and .not the Charlotte
papers. ... . , ,
We are not at all disposed to prevent Wilming
ton from enjoying all the advantages she possi
bly can from the Road in fact, we have always
expressed the hope tliat the work would be the
means of making Wilmington a great city, and
thus add to the wealth and prosperity of our na
tive Btate but,' at the same time, we are unwil
ling that the interests of Charlotte should be
ignored, and a discrimination made against this
immediate section or the sectioLS further West.'
So far from our ever showing any scctioual
feeling, we have often advised Western shippers
tc patronize the . port of Wilmington to try
that market in buying heavy groceries.' The
Journal can't help ' bnt know that, and yet It
talks about our sectional, bias.: It had better
clear its own eye of fhu beam before it under
takes to eensure Charlotte papers.- The vindic
tive and spiteful feeling often, exhibited by the
Journal is not calculated to benefit Wilmington
to any great extent or increase the number of its
friends. The business men of that city are enter
prising and energetic, and deserve success. We
do not believe they endorse the spitefulness ex
hibited by a few ol their citizens who have set
themselves up for leaders.
The Senter Party.; , . '(
. Now that the campaign is over we Jiope
that the Senter party in Tennessee will
use the power it has gained to the best
good of the people. We hope that modera
tion will mark its course.. r . ..
Above all, let. Senter and his friends be
true to the professions made by them during
the campaign. . They have pledged them
selves to the support of certain principles.
Let them keep their pledges inviolate. ., It
is a duty they owe to themselves and; to
those who elected them. .- . -
Let them be true to the principles they
have professed and they will do much to
make better the condition of their State. ,
Let them be true to the great doctrine of
Universal Suffrage and General Amnesty for
it alone can restore peace and good feeling
in the South. . They declared themselves in
favor of it let them be . true to their
,The timo. for radical anil prescriptive
measures is over. This fact is acknowledged
by every statesman. That party will here
after rule which, while unswervingly loyal to
government, advocates the . most liberal
measures. . But loyalty is now, and will
hereafter be, the sine qtia non of American
politics. The people will domand this. v
Before the election the Standard declared
favor of Senter. It did so because Ren
ter from the first placed himself squarely
on the platform of Universal Suffrage and
General Amnesty, which was not done by
the opposing candidate. .
It was this fact that determined our pre
ference. Each candidate claimed to be a
Republican. Each was to all appearances
sincere in in his declarations. Thus the
principles professed by Senter beftg more
in accordance with our own, we expressed
ourself in favor of Senter. Should Senter
and his party ever prove false to these de
clarations, we cannot endorse them.'
The welfare of Tennessee depends greatly
upon the State government being in accord
with the national administration, and wo
hope that the Senter party will recognize
the importance of this fact. In the mean
time we await with interest the movements
of the victors and the development of their,
Freights of Western North Carolina
A Word to New Berne.
During the time consolidation was be
ing discussed the Standard remained
neutral. It took no part in the discussion,
and never had a line of editorial upon the
subject. Our columns were open to com
munications from each side. They are al
ways open to any Republican who desires
to put before the people his views upon any
important S abject, '.'--'-
Notwithstanding this, however, we are
warned riot to take part in discussing the
question of consolidation. ' We have no need
of the warning. First, because we did not
intend to discuss the question. Secondly,
because there is now no question of consoli
dation to discuss. The stockholders of the
North Carolina road settled-that qnestion
by their vote at Salisbury. But had we de
sired to discuss the question we most as
suredly should have done so without at all
regarding the howls of the curs who are con
stantly yelping at us.
We have been told to force the freights of
Western North Carolina to the port of New
Berne. We have nothing at all to do with
the matter. The - people of - the -Western
part of the State are fully" competent to
manage their own affairs. If they wish to
ship their products by way of New Berne
they will do so. If they wish to ship them
by way of Norfolk they will do so.:: Who
has got the right to tell the people of West
ern North Carolina how, when and to what
place they must send their products? We
are very much of the opinion that they
would treat with contempt the person or
persons who should dare to dictate to them
in such a high-handed manner .
We have nothing whatever to do with the
freight of any section of the State, nor shall
we attempt 'in any manner to influence it to
any particular port. If New Berne wishes
to become the port of North Carolina, let it
offer greater inducements than either Nor
folk or Wilmington. . It is the only way iii
which it can obtain its desires. .Trade, like,
water, is sure to find its levels and cannot be.
forced into unnatural channels; - "
Then if New Berne wishes to become the
seaport of North Carolina let it go to work,
and offer such facilities to the rest of the
State as will prove to the people that it is
for their own interests to ship their produce
from New Berne. But it should not endeavor
to force and bully the people of i the West,'
as it has endeavored to do lately.' If it con
tinues to pursuo such a course it may as
well give up all hope, for the people of the
West do not like to be bullied.-, As for the
Standard, it will take no part, one way or'
tho other, in such a matter. -;
We have been drawn into this matter be
cause wo defended Gov. Holden, when cer
tain parties in New Berne .have, amid the
rest o f bullying attempts, seen fit to assail
him fc-c&use he did hi3 duty in maintaining
his right to appoint the State Proxy. ' If
these pnrties had not undertaken to bully
Gov. Holden for the purpose of embarrass
ing him in the discharge of his duties the
Standard would have said nothing. ' 'r ;
We feel no interest in the matter, bcliev?.
ing consolidation a question to be decided
only by the parties interested. But wo will
inform those New Berne gentlemen who have
made themselves so officious, that their con
duct is not such as will advance their plans.
If they wish, to secure the consolidation of
the two roads let them advocate their
scheme like business men, and in a legiti
mate manner. If they think they can suc
ceed by bullying every person who they
think is not for them they are greatly
A Private' Note to a Lunatic. '.'
Some one who writes for thbNeir Berne
Times employs his time, which he might use
to a better purpose, in attacking the Stand-,
ard. , We do. not purpose to answer- the ar-. ,
tide, for the .simple reason 1 that there, is
nothing in it worthy of reply. It is one of
those Articles, which,. if it came from .any
other source, we should-treat with silent
contempt, or do as we lately did with anoth-,
er little sheet which contained a scurrilous
and unwarranted attack upon us strike it .
from our exchange. list. . I '".' ; '.
, The case of the Timet, is a different! one,'
The Times professes to be a Republican pa-,
pen' We have often heard- its, Republican-',
ism doubted, yet have always, recognized it ,
as Republican. , It puzzles a great many Re-.
, publicans to understand why the TimesL a
Republican paper, is so eager to attack Gov-
; ernor Holden. . Its reasons. cannot be per.-,
sonal, for the proprietors of that paper have .
received many. kindnesses, from Governor
Holden, many more indeed, tljan, they wire
entitled to, judging from the .zeal with
" which they now attack. hinvs-, , r-. ,fi r.
. Who wrote the article in the Times we do
not know neither do .we care. ,; Judging
; from the meoherency of the cffusiont it is
but charitable to conclude that the writer
had not sufficiently , heeded the . warning
" touch not the flowing bowl." , This is the
only explanation which, could excuse the
writer from the penalty of being considered
. a first-class fool. . . , . ; , .,
If he will read his production ; over? .parse
its sentences, and then make sense of
them, we will recommend, him for a situation '
in some college. .. . . . - , v
To his remarks concerning - Gov.' HqldeN
we have no reply to make. .The . article in
the Times needs none. The Times, even sup
posing that its circulation extended , beyond
its own city, could .not influence one vote
against Gov. Holden. He is known to, the;
! people of .the State, and that long before the
writer of that article knew .there was such a
State as North Carolina... The people know
and trust him, and we repeat that those who
attempt to injure G iv. Holden. will go to
the wall. .Not, however, by any effort from
him, but by the uprising of the peoplo who ,
respect him. , .... .. ;, .':
But the Times is aiso'.kind enough to vol
unteer advice, to the takdasd, . wbioh ,:-t
does as follows : , ... , , ,,. -. .
To the editors of the Stan dabd we will say, .
the headquarters of your organ is in New York, '
our advice to you is to, get your instructions to
keep quiet. This is our fight, and we propose
to take off our coat and meet the issue. Keep
your hands off, or, "by the gods," we will seo
that your organ is touched . by a mystic wand
different from that which brought yon into be
ing whose touch will surely destroy,: ,; . .
: The editor of the Standard. may; be al
lowed to say that the "headquarters ;of the
Standard are at Raleigh. It is the organ
of the Republican party, and as 6uch regrets -to
be drawn into any such controversy by a ,
professedly Republican paper. Our. ."in
structions " arc to be true to the Republican
party and we. shall do it even if by so doing
we. tread upon the corns of the sweet writer
for the Times.--'We hope that the "instruc-",
tions" ot tho editor of that paper are similar
to our own. '
We do not intend to keep quiet however.
, We do not believe in too . much , quietude .
upon certain occasions. We shall even -risk
the appalling sight of seeing the : Tima!
writer take off his coat to: '? meet the issue."
If the ".issue " can stand it we can. v -.' ..
As to the rest of the ravings of the Times
we. cannot -understand thcm. j .We very
much doubt if the writer himself did: the
morning they appeared, i : We caution him,
- against indulging too freely in ice-water; 1 1f
. he continues to vent himself in such, worse
, than nonsense, we shall "recom mend him to
- the care of pr. Grissom' who has' patients
with brains far less addled thanf must be
those of that writer. 't -' '' 1 ';'" ''' "
In the meantime we would suggest'to' the
people of'New Berne the propriety of Send-'
ing their Fool Killer to visit the Times
. office. ' - ' ' V '. . '
A Foughkecpsie paper reports 1,200 babies in
that city nndcr the age of eight months. The
ravages of war are being rapidly repaired down
there Exc7tange. ',' . . , ; j
Yes, more . than a ; regiment of infantry.
raised already. -.Folks whoever attack that
burgh must look out for squalls. ;
; Tho result of tho election in Tennessee is
a Republican ; victory.:- Senter, upon the
platform of universal suffrage and. general
amnesty, -, has beaten' those who' were for
: partial suffrage and proscription '.Tho
Conservatives of the. Old Line Whig , and
Democratic parties - becamp liberals and,
supported the liberal -principles of the Sent,
ter Republicans.,; The Radical Democracy
, was defeated)- ',hise,- : foot and , dragoons."
- The following from the.N. Y. Merald, which;
" claims to. be independent in. politics,; sbqws-.
the truth of the above : f: -';
The Conservatives; in Tennessee. Bave swept
, everything before them. Senter is elected Gov
. ernor by a heavy majority, and there is proba
bly a majority ol Conservatives returned for both
branches of the Legislature!" No one will be
surprised at this result'; for the violence, bit-
, terncss and ultra course of the Radicals there,' as
in other parts of t he South, have disgusted the
moderate Republicans. I'.Tho reaction against;
radicalism which was seen in Virginia .has ex
' tended to Tennessee, and will run, probably,
through the wholt South; : The position of po
"litical parties In that section'of -''tne '-republic"
must have'a powerful-influence-in tho reorgan
ization aud course ,of . parties throughout the
whole country.,, :Tbe.. victory : in Tennessee, as
in Virginia, is not a Democratic, one; . for the
: Conservative Republicans 'were ( the balance of
I power, if not the majority' in turning 'the" elec
tion against the Radicals. 1 -;'! j--'-'--
Vallandigham is too sick to take the stump.
After the election he will be a great deal
"sicker" than he is now.
... r Tor tile Standard. . ,
Letter from Schiminerhom. , V ,
' ' Aus-oost derl0thi" J
MisitDTjR Eddxdtjr r '' Vot der hiyvel lias
cot ind der sun und der moon? Lash t Sad-
urduy veq I tos vorking itt minegarten mine
leedle poy Yake gome , roonin oop mit, his ,
handt in von rake und dells me dat von side .
of der sun had dropped out. I knowd der
leedle schamp vas lying mit himself und I'
git iiiim a kick mit mine .lioe.,; .una, lake t
gets away und sets ;de tog, to piting .mine ,
legs. But dAt leedle games cood be blayed
py more ash a dozen und I got von ax und'
chopped off -dor tog's tail-off just pehindt
his rascally ears. Und den I ake hollers out
"Fader, fader.,, der. sun,is, melting und
der vorld is getting . blayed out".. Und
den I look at der sun, und gOtt in himmel,
Misdur Editur, dere vosntonly half of der'
sun left and dat vos going to bieces so fast
as neyer vps t -Und shoost den. oop gomes;
der, old. voouian and . .Katrine and dey vps
schared pecause der sun had der colic und '
vas getting traurr 'oop mdo noddings. ' Una '
den der old vooman wanted to bray und got :
onto her knees mit .Katrine und Yake all
mit, der row gust like gandlcs for to try in .
der sun. " But dey vosnt veil towp pefore''
dey pegins to schip around und yell, und '
icecne iaKe ;ne boners like cier pig under
der gate post.. ,. Und dey all kussed so mooch
more as, dey preached. Dey, hadt, sit ,
town on a boom ble pees' nesht undt der
pees had stringed lem in der regal ' Ven -dey
got Bchtill, ' und had got away '!vrom r
der pees, I dook anudder squint at vot :vo3 a
left of der sun, and dere vosn'tso mooch as a
paring of mine doe-nail I . Und yust . d.cn, -dcre
vosn't any sun at all, und dere vos hod-"
ding put a pig plack pall vere dere:isnnvosv
mit: a ring of Ught - apout.it.'-Und it vos :
tark as der, tujveL ; Uud'-der stars garae ut
to zee vot vos der matter, - aldough ,, dey
didn't, baf no pizlness to gome out vcr more '
ash dree hour.' Und I vash - schared like
plazes, und so vos der raw, Katrina'i und
leedle Yake, vor it vos dark. , Und we began
to hopg and kiss each odder, cause we knowd, ,
der vorld vos coing to gome to der end."
But ; yust den der 'sun gomes out vonce '
more unci it vos yust as light as ever. Und
ven I lookt aroundt dere vos all der schtek-Z
ens und der pigs gone to roost, pecause dey.
tought it vos night. Und der gows hadt
gomed home, und ven der light gomes again '
rier schicken ticln't know vot der tuyvel vos
der matter mit der -sunlund vood'nt gome
down vrom der roost pecaus dey vos afraid,,
der tark void gome, pack pcfore dey cood
getoOp in der tree agin. ' Und "der gows
tidn't like it a 'dodrotted bit eider. Cows"
ton't like to pe fooled dat ray, und so ven.'
ve vent to milk em der prindle cow mit der ;
plack vace kicked her heels mit der pail und
Katrina got her ' head sthuck in der mud '
buddle rich vos fery pad and nix goot a pit.
Now Misder Eddider vot vos der madder:
mit the sun Vot makes der sun act just
like a fool? I hitched my deam und rode
over to see Hans ' Deutcbenkrappenbei-1
tra und Hans says it vos pecause - der sun
had't got der clips vrom der moon, put he
tidn't know vot y or der moon vos mad t
mit der sun. Itinksif dis ting goes on'
mooch longer I no schtand it.'' If . der. sua '
can't pehave like "a reschpectable -sun
shood und keep der moon vrom gifing him"
any more clips, be had pctter go out of; der,
pizness und let dec moon do all der vork
mit herself. ' Put I pelieves der' vorld gomes
to unci enat. - -" - 'i" "
: Now Misder Schtandard if you dinks der
vorld gomes to un endt bretty soon,'; I
vants to know it pecause, den I vill tgo to.
1 armany vere I vill be safe, I vants you to -write
rite off pecausa I am schared vor fear
dat der sun und der moon vill get s vighting
some more und dat der- next clips vill. be
more hard as dis von,- und I vant to .move, r
"Yours in drouble, ,
-: .'' ' - '' ' '' j a For the Standard.! '
Rockingham County Ku Klax Outrages
i Judge Settle-rrThe Protesting i
'. Lawyers Elections, Ac., :.;:.
i On Saturday night, the 24th ulty a party:
of Ku Klux visted the cabin of a colored .
man, named Moses Lorn ax, in . -the south
western portion of the. county, broke ppeii .
the door and shot Mary Lomax, the daugh
ter: of Moses,' through the head, while she
was in bed, killing her instantly, and then
proceeded. to maUreat others who.. were . in.
the house.' Lindsay Cummings, a '; colored' "
man,' was taken but, I roped ' and beaten by '
three villains. -The body of Mary Lomax, '
whence life had -departed,, was also, beaten-,
as it lay bleeding in the bed, so that an in
vestigation showed the damning marks of
the brutal treatment of a woman's corpse. ' '
A coroner's inquest was had, but owing
to the hostility of " the community nobody
was found guilty; though - Lindsay - Cum
mings swore to three pf ,-the assailants, viz : ,
Pat. Simpson, Zan, Barham and Thos. , Hut
son. ' The foreman of (he coroner's jury was.
the father of one of the accused," and help
ed to find his son innocent. ' Under the cir
cumstances the coroner despaired of doiogi;
jusiice ana souguc legal aci vice. ... wnclsay,.
Cuminirigs repaired to Judge Settle, who
i a - T f j, :
unincuiateiy issued a warrant ior tne tnree
accused. :Tbe triRl began at Wentworth on
Monday and closed on Wednesday last.. Hut-.
son was discharged,: but his. Jjonor .held
Mmpson and iiarliam to bail to answer for
the murder in the Sum of $3,000 each, sol
vent security, in default of which they went'
to fail tor tne present. -,,-. ;i ;o v.:,
i Judge Settle has determined to sit duriug
the whole vacation of the Supreme Court if
necessary, administering justice to the' evil,'
and extending protection to the weak,1 in
order to suppress- the .'outrages which have
disgraced.; Rockingham county. , He will
hold court again next week, when a some
what similar Knklux outrage will be invest
tigated. ' All honor to this fearless defen
der of law and oraer.iii 'J':io a .:? un-
' Hon. D. S. Reid appeared in the first named
, cause for the defendants.; ;His well timed
remarks will,., have a good -effect; ; in this,
county. , He,warned;the people of tlvc dan
gers of the system of jcuklnzing and secret
societies, and drew a craDhic Dicture of the
sufferings that would ensue, unless it ' was
'reputation for' honesty and Integrity f
, ; Judge Settle tilled out the protesting Jaw
vers, A.,M. Scales and others from, his courU
He held that if thev had sent their anolo'-
r gies to Mr.' Bagley,' Clerk of the Supreme
- uourt, tndy could appear; iburasnhey. had
.not, and the protest which they had signed
. was aimed at the members, of, the Supreme
Court, singly as well as en masse, they must,,
stand Out in the bold so fur as he wassingty
cpittat-Bed." Y'J'J 'Ji'J
i The drouth has seriously injured the up-.1:
land crops. There is dangor of future suf
fering. The election of yesterday passed off quiet
ly, owing to Judge Settle's firm sUnd for
peace and good order, and the unexpected
arrival of i&en. Fi8,hci;in"the'Vounty. "But
the kuklax hadkdone their work of intimi
dation but too weir." The Republicans car
ried only tliVce'out of the seven townships.
Rockingham will do better, 'next time.
. ... DELTA...
'ItMkipghanV 1869."
. for the Stanford ..
Excitement among the Sham-Democracy
of Pitt CountyInfluence of the , j
Standard -AJTotest, &c. ,
i.'jc.t w: : t,: Devil's Corner, .'.
Greenville, Pitt Co., Aug. 7, I860.
TotheedtioroftheN. C. Standard :
Sir: I can stand, it no longer,"I have
read your impudent paper, and heard y bur
denunciations against onr good old Demo
cratic party until I am about to bile over .
with outrage and indignation. --1 have been
a very quiet man., evcr.since. tho.war,, and
would remain so longer tif I , could. But ,.
when I see our chivalrous sons who have al-, '
ways been loyal to the; South, digging in
tho ground for a livrag just as our mean"
whites and free niggers - had to do-before
the war, and.-, see blacks niggers liand fooff
while meh. who never owned a- nireer-in '
their lives, filling all the ' bfnces1, that, " by '
right, belong; to us, I say iisir, ,whom I See all
these things,! can, nolongerf.kecp quiet, I,,
must arouse irom my slumbers, shake tho
dust from my feet,' come forth from my se
clusion and let ' the world-know what the
Radicals are doing for: us.'!' Bnt in tho first '"-
place let me see if our Countv is all riwht. .
There is to br?an electicm in this. .county for
penawr tins i an. uur candidate is already
in the field. Dr. Taft is our man and when "
he gets to Raleigh, niggers and Radicals
will Wish they had never been borni-. When
he gets there,, , we shall advise him to upset n
this whole State covcrnment the. ,
very first thing Jind put cood, loval Dixie
men in office everywhere all over the State.
Then we will let you know1 this is a white '
man's government. Dr. Taft will come for
you this Fall, so you had better draw your.
uorns in a uiue, oeiore no gets tnere. , tie ,
came very near being elected: the two last ,
times he ran for the sumo office, and he
knows now exactly why he did not get elec
ted both times,but that is not foryou to knbw.
Mr. G. W. Johnson and mysclf are to can
vass the county and run the whole machine
ry of the Democratic party.. Mr. Johnson is ,
to take heavy taxation and rascality of State '
and County officers for his bis speech, while
I am to show up . poor white men and free
niggers. We are just at this time raising
money by subscription to employ tho best
counsel in the State to get all the county
commissioners, who are all Radicals, out ot
omce. men wo can . manage the. whole
tiling as we please, alter putting cood loval
Dixie' men in' their places. Mr. G. W.
Johnson is the best lawyer in the State, and "
he shall have the money. I bet Mr. John- .
son will make some of the radiral lawyers
and judges of this State feel mightly asham
ed wnen ne orings tins, case before tiiem., i : .,
heard Johnson say he made Col. Heaton
feet migiitlyashamed once, and he is willing
to bet that Col. Heaton will never meet him '
on tbp i stuipp . again. . Now, Sir, there ; i
is 'one thing more that is too good .
to keep and too good to. tell, we are raising
ten tnpusand dollars pv subscription to bnv ,
nigger votes with. ' Mr, Johnson is to hold
the money, and if we can buy. nigger votes :
with promises, as we did the last time, he is
to give me some of the money,: which will
no mote than pay ma for, tho. work - that I '.,
shall do for the partyi :,So,you.see, if we do i.
get beaten, and Mr. Johnson arid myself do
not get any offices with ten thousand dol
lars we shall be nice men -stil. -Now sir,
having made te preliminary remarks, I
shall next proceed, to, notice individually -goirie
of the most prominent features pf rad
ical laws. In the hrst place there is' that
everlasting' Homestead exemption law, which " '
allows a poor man to keep every' thing ho '
nas while we Tien men have ' to pay our ' 1
debts or go into bankruptcy. Then there is
that ad valorem taxation, which;, makes us
rich men pay on everything, while the poor .
man and nigger get on" Scot free by paying '
poll tax.ii:And then again, there is the free '-1
school system that allows the-' poor man's
children to go in the same school with ours, -i
Now, sir,'is all this right ? , Are we to have
ho distinbtion between the rich man and the
tioor man, or between wealth and poverty ?'' '
f not, I wish I had the power over you all,
who never owned - any , niggers, . that my
friend Mr. G. W. Johnson had when he was -,
Colonel. I would buck and ' cac everv
one'- of !f you ''and - make you'" He'
on'1' the 11 breastwork six' hours 'in the u
scorching sun of Summer ahd keep you in - '
the guard-house three days' and nights "
on bread and water, just as Col.-Johnson ; '
did. But, those good old days are gone by
and I must sing low. d One thing more, and
I am. done, and that is the very point I wish ,
to make, but vou must, keep this very pri- -vnte.it
is about your Standard. It is doing ,
our. Democratic party more harm in this
county than everything else: Now sir, if you .
will just stop the circulation of that paper
in this county or three mouths; you may '-. :
fix your own' price and we will pay the bill.
We can get just as much money as we want ' '
out of our old farmers, and promise them in
return, -light-; taxes" arid Democmtic laws
Now sir; I have yoluntarijy given.up my life r. :
to the.intetest,of ny, parfy. I am willing to
die'that bthers'raay 'live: J make this sacri- "
fice hot 'that I mrfy be crowned with 'glory ,: ,!i
but: that' I may., by suffering death myself, '
bind up other, brokco UcartSj and heal other
wounded spirits. r.-,;. . .,
i Yours to the bitter end, ' . "'' ",' '
i A Pitt Cotjktt Democrat. '
i We inserted the above for the benefit of ''
out-Dembcrafib'Teadcre iii that section. ' We 1
are'giad to jidar that fhe StXnd ard is hurt- i
ing tli'e snain'-Democracy 'and mustTefuse to "'
be bought off at any price. ' Ofi the contrary; t!
Jl. . -vi'! -.''!. ...i ... .'
w iiupu uun fveiy goou-xtepuuiican will '
subscribe for' the;' Standard and 'get his
neighbor"io db so too! Eb!f " V-l
i in-.-i -:-vt : ?. h Int'.i l-nosA ti . i
Ahrther'oig'ahticrbject. '' 1' ' ; "
M.; Ferdinand ''-dLesseps,' says the Italie '
of ElorencoHi after! kaving connected two : , V
seas, is nowproppsing to create a new one. i,.
It appears . that 'some . enterprising explo
rers of Central Afrita' have put forward the
cpiniod thatrBitliara is the bed of an old sea
the faith of that.assertipn;M,;de Lesseps, , i
little( time ago, sent some engjneera to ex: ,
amine.'the '. coriflgrrraiiph' t .the,:sol,'ndl., li;
froiaUib resulfl of their ' labors has lieoomo
L convinced .hat the desert in : question was : :
at ns nearest limit twenty-seven metres be- - ' ;
low the level xif the Red! ficai' and, that the-' "
depressipii wen, jOii '.increasing' towards thq'
iiiterwji,! . theqir pf jopinion that a b.-f
danal seventy-five miles .;in: ilangtb owoulrtiil
suffice to put the Red Sea and the Sahara
in communication, restore to the latter its
original destination, and create nn easy
method of intercourse with Central Africa
by means of these artificial oceans.

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