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J. B. KEATHEEY & CO., , j
OFFICIAL ORGAS OF THE UNITED STATES
OFFICIAL ORGAS OF NORTH CAROLIKA.
Bafeigk, N. C Weksday, Angnst ISth. 1S69.
Senator Hendricks is stumping in California. ;
Unbappy California I
A good place for gamblers to go to the
Kentucky has a woman 119 yearsjlld.
What a comfort she must be to her grand
Anna Dickinson has declared that she will not
marry a Chinaman. Exchange.
This declaration will greatly relieve the
minds of the Celestials.
An Iowa distillery has been turned into a cot
ton mill- It is'nt the first distillery that spit
cotton. N. Y. Democrat.
It isn't much of a change after all. Its
only clinging a ram-mill to a yin-milL
Harriet Beechcr Stowe, with two daughteis, is
summering at the Seaside House to Westport,
That is, she and her daughters are stowed
There are not more than six men in both
nouses of Congress who are genuine orators.
It would be the best thing imaginable for
the country if there wasn't one.
Another musical prodigy a boy in Pennsyl
vania of six who does not know the alphabet,
l-ut plays the violin by note.
That is, he likes to receive notes better
than letters. Lots of boys in the same fir.
The Kentucky sleeping girl, alter a nap of
lonrteen years, is dead. Ezcltange. ,t
Can't tell about that so easily. She may
be only enjoying a dead sleep for another
fourteen years. '
Monogram buttons for gentlemen are among
the latest novelties. They are worn on coats
and vests. Sea Orleans Timet.
Worn on coats and vests ! , Of course they. :
are. You would'nt have them worn on on
on would you t
Maria Gass has been offered $5000 a month to
sing in New York. Exchange.
Here is a fine chance for the Sentinel.
Talent of its kind seems to be appreciated
in New York. We certify that it's a heap
gassier than Gass.
One grain of wheat planted in the Boise Val
ley, Idaho, has produced 136 stalks, with thirty
grains on each. Exchange.
We believe the above to be h big lie, and
don't believe that among all these grains
there is a "grain of truth."
The Philadelphia Press propounds the
iollowing conundrum : j ' '
Senter gays emphatically that in Tennessee
equal civil and political rights shall be guaran
teed to all without reference to race or color.
Will those who claim his election as a Democrat
ic victory, please accept the situation?
The Washington Chronicle avers that Gen.
Rosecraks' excuse for not accepting the
Democratic nomination as Governor of Ohio
viz : that he wanted to pay his debts
is generally understood as a genteel protest
against the repudiation policy of the Demo
We are indebted to the North Carolinian
for the following :
Thb Raleigh Staxsabs. Among our most
welcome exchanges is the State organ from Ral
eigh the Stasdabd. It is conducted with life,
energy, 'and spirit. Let it have a wide cir
culation. A New York clergyman has been found in a
concert saloon. That is not the worst place he
will be lonnd In if he continues on. Nat York
No, if he continues upon his downward
path lie might at length get so low as to
bring up in the Democrat office. In which
case he'd be hopelessly lost
The New York World claims the election
in Tennessee as a Democratic triumph I The
World got its face slapped by the Virginia
papers for making the same claim concern
ing the election in that State. The World
is the great Democratic Pauper. It begs
for thecrumbs which fall from " Brick "
Pomeroy's table. The Democrats treat it
just as any other cur is treated and kick it
from before them. Therefore it is useless to
expect that a journal, so degraded, can be
put to shame" when its lies are exposed. But
it knows its claim is false. The Richmond
Wldg, the leading paper of Virginia, once
told the World to let it alone, that the
Walkeb party wished nothing to do with
it It declared that the Walkeb men were
true Republicans. It now makes the same
declaration concerning the Senteb party in
Tennessee, who proclaimed the same princi
ples as did the Walker partv. There are
sundry Democratic papers in this Stale who.
have been misrepresenting the Senteb par
ty who will do well to attend to the words
of the Whig. The Whig says:
" The victory just achieved in Tennessee by
liberal Republicans, with the aid of the great
body of Conservatives, is claimed as a Democra
tic triumph by the Democratic newspapers. The
prescriptive Radical Journals interpret it In the
wine way. This is all nonsense. The ticket
S no1 Democratic, and the policy it represent
ee was liberal Republicanism. In like manner
The Republican Triumph in Virginia
. -. an Tennessee.
Notwithstanding the desperate cries of
the Democratic papers we have yet no resason
to consider the election in Tennessee as aught
but a Republican victory. The Radicals
were beaten in Tennessee, but there are two
extremes of Radicalism Radical, Republi
cans Vnd Radical Democrats." The Stan
dard is not Radical Republican, or Con
servative Republican, it is content to be Re
publican, which means that it belongs to the
only national and only liberal party in the
The Standard was the first paper in
North Carolina except the Old North State
and Charlotte Democrat to advocate Uni
versal' Suffrage and General Amnesty. It
was the first Republican paper which an
nounced itself opposed to prescriptive and
radical measures." Therefore those papers
which now declare themselves in favor of
Universal Suffrage and General Amnesty are
but following the lead of the Standard.
We are satisfied with the result of the
election in Virginia, because it is the tri
umph of Republican principles, not be
cause' we prefer Walker as a man to
Wells as a man. . We are satisfied because
the Walker party, if true to its declarations,
occupies the same ground as is occupied by
Republican party of North Carolina.
We supported Senter, and are satisfied
with the result of the election in Tennessee
for the same reasons as caused us to fa
vorably regard the result of the Virginia
If the Senteb and Walker parties are
true to their declarations they now occupy
the same ground as was occupied by the
Republicans party of North Carolina two
years ago. .,
True, the Republican party of North Car
olina was then bitterly assailed tor pro
claiming Universal Suffrage. True it was
cursed and anathematized for putting the
ballot into the hands of the "nigger." This
was the great and only charge against the
Republican party that by giving the ballot
to the black man it sought to deprive the
white man of his rights.
But now the victorious Senter and
Walker parties proclaim Universal Suffrage
and declare that the colored man is a citi
zen and entitled to the ballot, thus taking
the samegronnd as was taken by the Repub
lican party of North Carolina two years ago.
The Republican party has already declared
itself in favor of General Amnesty.
Then it is clear that the victorious parties
in Tennessee and Virginia, if true to their
own declarations, now occupy the same
ground as does the Republican party of
North Carolina. We have no disposition to
causelessly doubt the sincerity of their pro
fessions. We are willing to take them at
their word. So long as their actions are in
accordance with their professions we shall
believe them to be true.
For these reasons we rejoice at the results
in Virginia and Tennessee. We rejoice at
the success of our own principles in those
States. We rejoice because proscription
and radicalism are defeated.
But the same reason which causes us to
rejoice, prohibits the Democratic papers
from sharing in our triumph. They went
into the late presidential election with the
motto "COLOR IS THE DIVIDING LINE
IN POLITICS." Hence they cannot now
rejoice in the triumph of parties proclaim
ing Universal suffrage.
They laid down their platform as being
unalterably opposed to the right of the
colored man to vote. They fought the cam
paign upon that doctrine. They were whip
ped upon that doctrine. They must abide
by the results of that doctrine. !
If the Democratic party could have had
its way tJtere would not "be a colored voter in
North Carolina to-day ! The colored people
know this they will never forget it. They
will never forget that Democracy tried to
make them slaves, and that the Republican
party made them MEN and CITIZENS.
If the Democratic papers have repented
of their wickedness and now believe in uni
versal suffrage, well and good. But they
cannot claim any share in its triumph, for
they did all they could to defeat it. The
triumph belongs to the Republican party,
andto it alone.
Hence no Democrat can share in the
triumph of Senteb and Walker.
And now let the parties in Virginia and
Tennessee be true to the promises they
made the people of those States, and all will
be welL With the triumph ot true Repub
lican principles will come that quiet so ar
dently desired, and so greatly needed, by the
We rejoice in the prospect
More Celestial Vanities. .
We are informed that a comet is visible
in the Northern Bky from about twelve
o'clock until morning. We do not know this
of our own knowledge, as we have not look
ed. We are aware, however that a &.met is
due about this time. It is said that this
comet will approach the earth more nearly
than has ever been done by any other. Fur
thermore, it is said that there is a great
probability that this unwelcome stranger
will come into collision. In view of the fact
that nobody seems quite certain of the ma
terials which compose comets, tho possi
bility of its coming into collision with our
globe is, to say the least, "demnition un
pleasant." Some astronomers say that com
ets are composed of gas. It this hypothesis
is true we are not afraid, for we have stood
the Sentinel's gas so long that we know we
can stand any other kind. If, however, the
comet is made ot solid material in a state of
combustion, we don't like the idea of its
running against the'world. We wish that
eclipses, comets, and other celestial vanities,
would keep away and leave the world to it
self. We do not like such familiarity.
, ; .
. The Harvard crew win much commenda
tion in London, though of course, says the
N. Y. Tribune, they have not yet done their
best -The Englishmen, while admitting
( mat tuey are no contemptiDie antagonists,
express little fear for the laurels of Oxford ;
and they treat , our young men with such
hearty hospitality that' we gain confidence
the race will be a fair one. Fonl play, how
ever, is . only to be dreaded from the lower
classes, with whom the crew havo not yet
been brought into contact
High Taxes. .
A great hue and cry is raised throughout
the whole country in regard to"' the high
taxes. A great deal of grumbling is heard
everywhere, but especially in "Democratic"
circles. They, the Democrats, (so-called)
make, and cause to be made, pretty much all
tho noise which is heard on account of heavy
taxation, and they are more responsible than
any other class of men for the present state
of things. Taxation is obliged to be heavy
here for years to come. We have ; the old
State debt to pay, interest and all. Would
these grumblers have the State to repudiate
this debt which was contracted mostly by
themselves when they had the power? Wo
have adopted a Constitution which, every
fair minded man-will say is liberal in its
provisions, that it is just such an instrument
as will enable a people to become prospe
rous and happy. It requires a school system
to be kept up four months each year, for all
the children of the children of the State be-,
tween the ages of 6 and 21 years.. Can this
be done without money ? Tho rebels
squandered the School Fund now, another
is to be raised, and by taxation. We must
have a Penitentiary, which cannot be built
for nothing. True, many of those who have
heretofore been, under the old regime, fed at
the public cost, will now be put to work on
the State prison, thus saving the people
from the expense of keeping them as here
tofore. Besides, if proper management is
had, the State prison can be made to yield a
revenue, but not for sometime to come.
Many counties of the State arc deeply in
debt, many of these are old obligations
contracted long before the Republican party
had an existence in North Carolina. Would
these croakers have the county debts wiped
outt Do they actually want repudiation
brought about? If so, why don't they say
so at once ! Debts can't be pnid without
money, and, whatever may become of indi
vidual obligations, State and county obli
gations have to be paid by taxation. Why
didn't they think of these things in 1861,
when they plunged the countryinto rebellion
and war ? They do not seem to have coun
ted the cost. Now they arc the most noisy
against taxation. It has always been their
policy to make high taxes their hobby, in
order to gull the ignorant and ride into
Great complaint is made on account of
the large per diem of the last Legislature.
True, we think it was too high ; but why do
the Conservatives howl so lustily over it,
when the preceding Legislature, which was
not Republican, drew but little less f They
got $6 per day, their prosing officer $10,
their clerks $10, (which is $3 a day more than
was received by the clerks last winter.) Their
milage was the same as that of the present
Legislature. This too, be it remembered,
when there was in existence, at the same
time, a convention, the members of which
drew each $6 a day. We are no apol
ogist for high salaries, but let the people
have the facts. Superior Court Judges
get $3,500 a year, which being reduced
to gold, makes about $1750, $200 less
than Judges got before the war. But
they cry out, "You have twelve Judges
now, whereas we had only seven or eight
then." True, but Judges now have more to
do than formerly. The salaries of all the
State officers, if reduced to gold, would not
amount to much more than they did when
the present croakers were in power.
Many say, this raidroad building at pres
ent is bad policy, very bad. Let us see.
The Supreme Court has made the matter of
making appropriations for railroads here
after tolerably clear. What the Legislature
aimed to do in appropriating money to the
old projects was, to enable them to finish
their work work that was begun years ago.
Would these would-be economists have these
old roads remain in an unfinished condition ?
But they say, we are too poor, let us revive
first Do they not know that the time to
have work done is when wages are low ?
Good railroad hands can be had for 50 cents
per day and board. The country has many
poor men in it who are willing and eager to
work, they have no means of support but
their labor. Then let the State finish its
roads, and at the same time aid its citizens.
We like candor and if the people could
but see and know the facts, as they exist,
less of this grumbling would be beard.
More Atlantic Cables.
It has been known for some time, says
the New York Herald, that a grand tele
graph enterprise was on foot an enterprise
which was chiefly American in its charac
ter, but which represented also a considera
ble amount of British capital, and which
contemplated laying a telegraph cable along
the coast of China. This is an initial step
towards bringing Asia more directly within
the range of the modern mercantile world.
It is a preliminary to a grand Pacific cable
which shall connect the United States with
the great commercial centres of Japan, Chi
na and India. We have been glad to learn
that Lord Clarendon has given instructions
to the effect that the British fleet in Chinese
waters shall co-operate with the Asiatic
squadron of the United States in laying and
protecting this cable. This action on the
part of the British government is all the
more praiseworthy that arrangements have
been made to lay a cable between Suez and
Bombay to connect with that of Malta and
Alexandria. In such joint labors great na
tions do themselves honor. Another item of
onr latest news is to the effect that a French
company his offered to construct a tele
graph line from Lisbon and Gibraltar to
England and America on a twenty years'
subsidy. We wish ruccess to all such en
terprises. We cannot have too many ca
bles. Whatever tends to annihilate distance
and to facilitate interchange of ideas is a
gain to humanity.
Receiving the cold shoulder from Rose
crans, the Ohio Democracy has been com
pelled to find a new candidate. This it has
done in the person of the repudiator Pen
dleton. How "Young Greenbacks," meets
this sad fate is yet unknown, but he has ac
cepted the empty honor of being the next
man to be beaten by the Republicans of
Ohio. It don't take much of a man for a
Democratic candidate in Ohio, as he is only
set up to be knocked down.
The Disbanded Democracy Pretend to
- The Tarboro' Southerner announces that
it adopts the platform of universal suffrage
and general amnesty. This is the platform
of the Republican party of North Carolina.
But the Southerner says it is opposed to
Gov. Holden and Ms parly. Every true
Republican in the State acknowledges Gov.
Holden as the leader of the party in this
Without declaring allegiance to the true
Republican party, the Southerner cannot use
the name Republican, "which," it thinks,
"may be more effective in its workings" than
any other. 1 " . .... 1
We sav candidly that we do not believe
in the purity of the -sudden conversion of
the Southerner. It is too sudden. It and
others of the Democratic papers only de
monstrate the truth of the adage "Rats de
sert f sinking ship."
The Democratic party is dying. So far
ns being able to contend against the Repub
licans is concerned, it is dead now.
The Democratic papers know this, and
are leaving it to its fate. They wish to form
a new party, with which they hope to be
able lo cope with the Republicans. Hence
their cries for a new party. '
The Standard told the people of this
weeks ago. The Democratic papers denied
it, and sought to deceive the people." The
people can now see that the Standard told
them the truth.
- We now tell the people that a new effort
to betray them is being made by their old
enemies. The Democratic leaders, beaten as
Democrats, are trying to play the same old
game under a difierent name. No matter
what the new fusion is called it will consist
mainly of the same treacherous sham-Democracy
that the people of North Carolma
have despised, and which the Republican
party has so unmercifully beaten.
The unjust treatment of the Whig ele
ment of the late sham-Democracy did much
to occasion-its disruption. The old Whigs
could not endure the insolence of their old
foes, and left the party in disgust. Many of
them are now Republicans, and nearly all
of them soon will be.
The so-called " new movement " has no
terrors for us, for it will never be a success.
All the petty demagogues in the State can
not form a new party. They have reckoned
without their host.
Part'icsare not formed by editors nor by
mere wire-pullers. They are formed only
from great national causes,and by the PEO
PLE. Prominent men may take advantage
of the popular feeling to put themselves in
the van of a new popular movement. But
they simply join the new party, they do not
This our Democratic friends do not seem
to understand, or have forgotten in their
greed for office. We shall watch their move
ments with a great deal of amusement They
have plenty of time to perfect their new
organization some three years and a half.
This will give them an ample opportunity
for reflection. We hope that their ragged
recruits will not starve before the new con
cern gets fully organized.
In tho meantime the Republican party
will pursue the even tenor of its way, daily
receiving additions from best portions of
the disbanled Democracy. It is not the
Radical Republican party. It is not the
Conservative Republican party. It is the
REPUBLICAN party, and its motto is, now
as before, Universal Suffrage and General
If the disbanded Democracy wish to
to adopt Universal Suffrage and General
Amnesty they can do so, but if they do they
will be taking it at second hand, and the
peoplo will not believe the sincerity of their
professions until they practice what they
Let the disbanded Democracy twist and
squirm, and seek a new alias. There is but
one National party the REPUBLICAN.
The people know this and will not suffer
themselves to be deceived by the transpa
rent trickery of the played-out Democracy.
Onr Debt the Importance of its Speedy
We have from the first favored the policy
of Secretary Boutwell, because it not only
lessened the principal, but saved the pay
ment of a large interest in gold. We have
constantly held that his policy alone could
benefit the finances of the country. And
now we are supported in our arguments by
the N. Y. Mercantile Journal, a paper which
is high authority upon such matters. The
Journal says :
A cotemporary says, that "Great Britain owes
as much as we do." This statement may, to a
superficial thinker, appear to be correct It is,
nevertheless, very seriously erroneous. To
make the truth of the matter standout in bold
relief, we ask the consideration of a few facts.
The principal of the debt of Great Britain is
really larger than that of the United States.
But the principal of any debt of long standing
is not its most embarrassing feature. It is in the
payment of interest that the burden- lies. Great
Britain has promised to pay interest on her
debt at the rate of three per cent, but has not
made any promise whatever to pay the principal
The United States has promised to pay interest
at the rale of six per cent in gold on the larger
portion ol her debt, and it is through the paying
' of exorbitant interest that we shall suffer.
If It were agreed that the principal of both
debts should remain unpaid for two centuries,
without any change in the current rate of inter
est, we might with propriety say that tho debt
of the United States is not only ten times, but
one hundred and many more times larger than
the debt of Great Britain.
In order to Bhow the extraordinary power of
money to accumulate by interest ; to demonstrate
the correctness of tho foregoing statement and
to impress upon the minds of all, the great im
portance of paying the national debt at the ear
liest possible moment, we submit the following
One thousand dollars, with (simple) interest
collected annually, and re-invested, would, in
one hundred years, amount to the following
sums respectively :
At three (3) per cent $ 45,33 07
At Bix (6) per cent 388,902 34
At eight 4.10 (8 4.10) per cent. . . . . 3,180,214 28
Six per cent gold is equal to eight and four
tenths per cent in currency, when gold is 40 per
cent premium. ' '
The above figures indicate the result of the
the accumulation of money by interest for one
hundred years only. Where is the man who can
comprehend the amount that would be reached
In two hundred years t We don' t know him.
Better Than Before.
" The Senlind comforts itself with the
thought that "Gov. Holden's friends are
falling away from him." The Sentinel never
made a greater mistake in its life, and of late
it has been famous for its mistakes. Gov.
Holden's friends still support him, for he
has proven himself worthy the support of
every good man in the State. Some pro
fessed friends may have " fallen away," but
that is but the better for Gov. Holden and
the' Republican party. A dozen or so of
hypocrites have left the Republican party,
and the party is glad of it
Th e Sentinel quotes an article, if such non
sense can be called an article, from the
New Berne Times, assailing Gov. Holden
and the Standard, and credits it to the
Radical organ in that section of the State.
The Times has gone over to 'the Radical
Democracy, and therefore may be the Radi
cal organ of Craven. But we are glad to
say it is not a Republican paper.
That the men who control it are not
friendly to Governor Holden is perfectly
true. Speculators are not apt to be friend
ly to the man who crushes their plans for
robbing the people. We can well believe
that a certain clique in New Berne is not
" friendly," to Governor Holden. But they
are powerless for harm. The " bolters," as
the Sentinel appropriately styles them, have
unmasked their batteries too soon to be
able to make a decent fight They are
wholly unsupported, and are whipped even
before the fight begins. They will receive
the fate traitors should receive.
From Gen. Dockery and Mr. Sinclair we
have heard nothing. We do not know, or
believe, that the report concerning them is
true. They should either contradict it or
As to the West it is most faithful to
Gov. Holden. It remembers the past, when
Gov. Holden. was the only man who stood
up squarely and fairly in favor of the West.
It has never forgotten that, and never wilL
Nor does the West forget that Governor
Holden has incurred the opposition of
Eastern speculators and land gamblers be
cause of his maintenance of the claims of
Nor is it at all probable that Judge Lo
gan and Col. Harris, both small men, can
do anything to injure Gov. Holden with
the Western people. The West remembers
with indignation, that the course of Judge
Logan and Col. Harris was calculated and
intended to deprive the West of its rights,
and to give everything into the hands of the
It remembers that Gov. Holden stood np
for the claims of the West, "and gave it a
preponderance in the Board of Directors of
the Wilmington, Charlotte & Rutherford
Railroad Company. It remembers that it is
for this action upon his part that Gov. Hol
den is now assailed by disappointed specu
lators and land-sharks.
Rid of such men, the Republican party
and Gov. Holden will be stronger than ever
before. These men have ever been a clog
upon it, and the actions of some of
them have brought unmerited disgrace upon
the whole party. -
Therefore we are glad to see them go. It
would have been better for the party if they
had gone long ago. It would have been
still better if they had never fastened them
selves upon Republican
They have been the bummers which have
skulked in the route of our army of pro
gress, shirking every fight, and after the
close of the battle committed indignities
upon the wounded. As the "skulkers" and
'stragglers" are regarded by the truly brave
soldiers, so have these skulkers and para
sites been regarded by the good men of the
We are glad to be well rid of them.
There are a few more who belong to the
same category. We have not a word to say
against their going too. We would be the
last in the world to discourage them in such
The Republican party, purged of these
bad men, will be the stronger and better.
We do not seek to drive out any man, but
there are men whom we should not be at all
sorry to see go out of their own accord. We
do not doubt that the sympathies of the
Sentinel are in favor of the "bolters." "Birds
of a feather flock together." But we will
inform it, and the bolters, that Gov. Holden
is stronger to-day than he ever was.
Chance your Partners !
According to the Tarboro' Southerner and
New Berno Times things political are to
One change in the political quadrille has
already been gone through with.
The New Berne Times now wishes to join
The Tarboro' Southerner reproaches us
with being a dog in the manger because we
don't believe in its sincerity when it wants
to join the Liberal Republican party. It
charges us with doubting its truth and sin
cerity. The charge is true. We do doubt it
But the fiddler of the Wilmington Star
says change partners.
We are to drop theimes and receive the
Southerner. We don't care which it is.
Both are scaly specimens. Neither is worth
a continental. It's like swapping a lousy
calf for a lousy cow.
If the Journal of Commerce can stand the
Times we are willing to try the Southerner.
C-h-a-n-g-e p-a-r-t-ners I Swing corn
ers I Balance all! Go it you fools and
cripples I The Sentinel will come around
Death of Judge Osborne. : ;
We regret to be obliged to announce the
death of Hon. James W. Osborne of Char
lotte. He died at his home at 11 A. M.
Wednesday in the fifty-ninth year of his
age. He had been dangerously ill for sev
eral weeks and his death was not wholly
unexpected. We knew Judge Osborne
well, and although differing politically,
always held the most friendly relations with
him. He was a fine specimen of a gentle
man of the old school and was distinguished
for his urbanity. As a man he was true
talented, and good, and he dies regretted
North Carolina Politics.
'"" We have been much pleased at the progress
which liberal sentiments is making in our sister
State of North Carolina since the Virginia and
Tennessee elections. So far as we can judge
from the altered tone of the press on both sides
it seems to be a race between the Radical and
Democratic parties, (if that is the classification,)
which shall get upon the platform first The
Raleigh Standard, (Holden's paper) approved of
Walker's election and supported Senter, and,
wonderful to relate ! took open ground against
proscription ; and lately the Tarboro' Southern
er, Wilmington Journal and 8tar, backed by the
Weldon News and Henderson Index, have come
out in favor of universal suffrage and universal am
nesty equality of civil rights for all citizens. The
people of North Carolina will find that Conser
vative Republicanism at the South is the sacrifice
of old prejudices on the altar of rational union
and progress. It is iu vain for them to fight
proscriptive Radicalism while they indulge in
proscriptive negroism. That won't do, with the
fifteenth amendment almost adopted and about
to become the settled policy of the country.
Concede to the negro all the rights which Con
gress has conferred upon him, and you will kill
the Radical party with a surfeit This sword will
cut all the hard knots with which Radicalism
w.nild lis up the South. Norfolk Say Book.
It is evident that the Day Book does not
understand North Carolina politics, nor yet
their relation to the politics of its own
There is no race in which Republican pa
pers however it may be with Radical and
Democratic papers try to get upon any
disputed ground. The Republican papers
of North Carolina stand now where they
have stood for . two long years upon the
platform of universal suffrage and general
Two years ago there was not a single
Democratic paper in North Carolina which
did not oppose universal suffrage. Therefore
it is plain that those papers which now
claim to be in favor of universal suffrage are
following the lead of the Standard, and
are coming to us.
The Day Book's advice is good. We will
kill radicalism in this State, be it of whidt side
it may. Then the Day Book can rejoice with
us and enter into our excessive joy. The
"sword" which is "to cut all the hard
knots" is being sharpened, and will soon do
Some one of the many editors of iheSenti
nel is in doubt as to General Grant's policy.
He declares himself to be anxious to sup
port the policy of General Grant, and af
fects to be grieved because he cannot be
given some sign by which to guide his
course. He is probably one of that evil
generation, mentioned in the Bible, who seek
after signs, and to whom the Bible further
adds no sign shall be given save the sign of
the prophet Jonah. The whale was Jonah's
sign. Therefore, we think the Democracy
has already got its sign, for it is the worst
whaled party ever known.
The Sentinel also asks us a few little ques
tions, which we are the more ready to an
swer on account of the unusually good hu
mored manner in which they are put.
1. We think it will "do" to stick to Sen
tet as long as he and his party are true to
the professions made by them during the
campaign. They professed their loyalty to
the Government, and their devotion to the
principles of universal suffrage and general
amnesty. Those who are sincere in their
maintainancc of these principles it wi'l do
to stick to.
2. We are for the Republican party in Mis
sissippi, and have nothing to do with Radi
cals or Liberals. No more liberal principles
can be found than those advocated by the
Republican party. It long ago proclaim
ed Universal Suffrage and General Amnesty,
and no party has advanced or can advance
a more liberal platform. Any man who sup
ports this, the Republican platform, and
whose loyalty is proven, we are ready and
willing to support, with only one reservation
that his party, and the officers cJwsen by his
party, sJiaU be uncompromisingly loyal to the
government. We can and will support no
man who is an enemy to the government.
Therefore we prefer to see the parties in
Mississippi show their hands before we de
clare for any candidate. - Otherwise we
might do as the Sentinel and other Demo
cratic papers did after the Virginia election
hurrah for the wrong man ! ; It was ex
tremely mortifying to the- Democratic
papers, after hurrahing themselves hoarse
for the election of Walker, to be told by
the Walker papers to shut up, and that
the election of Walker was a Republican
victory. When we see who is supported by
the best and most loyal men in Mississippi
we will declare who we will support.
3. We have before announced that we were
in favor of the removal of the disabilities of
every man who wished it. We have not ad
vocated the passage of an act removing dis
abilities because Congress has declared its
willingness to remove the disabilities of any
man who asks it to do so. Therefore such
a act is not necessary. We have, however,
no objections to the passage of such an act, the
less so, as it would enfranchise thousands of
white Republican. Therefore we think it is
"according to the policy" to advocate the
removal of disabilities.
Is the Sentinel satisfied ? .
When the Democrats of Ohio, says the
New York Tribune, astonished themselves
and the country by the nomination of Gen.
Rosecrans as their candidate for Governor,
we spoke of it as a measure of their neces
sities. They have now filled the vacancy
caused by Gen. Rosecrans's refusal to serve
by the nomination of Mr. Geo. H. Pendle
ton. This seems to us not so much a meas
ure of their necessityTaa of their desperation
It a confession of the gravest possible dan
ger ; an ordering up of tho last reserves,
and a change of front in the face Of the
enemy. How the same party which was
ready to support Gen. Rosecrans as a war
candidate is now to be brought about-face
to the support of a peace man so ultra as
Mr. Pendleton, is one of those curiosities of
Democracy which age cannot wither, and
whose infinite variety custom cannot sate.
The Tampa (Florida) ' Peninsula says:
" There will be more : cotton raised in this
section this year than has ever before been
made. Persons who have planted the Mex
ican cotton aay that it produces more and
aoes oeuer Here tuan the Sea Island." .
. w i uuueai Bat.
The New Berne w.-v
sidered a Republican paper since
under its. present management
index to the opinions of its owner.
changing of its title from the xr
Republican to the New Berne Ti
Never during its subsennn ' "
been a Republican paper. It haT 41
r v!n 01 fcil"- just enough 7
to enable its publisher to
as postmaster of New Bern . K9lt'0
It now ceases tn plain. t,.i .. .
w.u.u. fcUOfc It 18 J Ha
lican paper. It denounces Gov. Hold
acknowledged head of the part, T"
State.- and ioins with tim t Jr . 11 tte
, , - --wuocratic n
in assailing the Republican
The charge of the T;m..
- amounts t
nothing, as it has no influence in the ch
which it is published, and has no circa J"1
outside of it. We are clad that it v.. , 11
its hand. We like an open enemy bS
It and those connected :. .
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never done the Republican party any
vice, but have been mere parasites. We
glad to be rid of it. It now remains tot
anon titIi 4Ts fYia Taiim7 rt
the Democrat representative of CraTett lj
be glad to receive it. Judging from
upmiuu ii, uas ever entertained of the
concern, not merely politically, but per
ally, we are afraid that the new convert t
not be well received. It is another politicu
The Bridgeport, Conn., Standard ...,
ing of the personal assaults upon the Puj.
Is it possible that the enemies AdminUta.
tionhave no better arguments to U6e,nob(ti,
objections to urge than such as these! T
they reduced to such straits that they mwu
knowledge their weakness in such a mam
And do they earnestly believethat they can &
gust anybody with the Administration by sta I
making themselves disgusting! AudrewJoJ
son goes up and down the country, blaekpm
tag everybody, likening himself to the 8aTio
mankind and his enemies to the Jews, bank
ing in the most intemperate and unog
Die aouse oi individual men and meting
and what are the comments of these not
journals upon his performance? "6,
man," yells one. "Staunch defender ot the
Constitution," squeals another. "Sound expo.
neui, oi constitutional law," pipes a third, m
so on, till they have run through thp
changes on that topic, and have exhausted then-
selves m praising a man whom they have nMt
a few years cursed and decried with aUffle bil
linsserate that thev use now bv imnllratin w
dare not use openly, against President Gtnt
If they are satisfied, we don't know as we oajii
to complain, when they are thus so badly injur
Ids their own cause. Nevertheless, there nnc
was a greater mistake made by any party thai I
being made by the Democratic party press t
day in endeavoring to decry the President;
personal and private grounds. ,. It will not vl
A few days ago an English gentleman it
Paris received from a friend as a present tit
leg of a young bear shot in the Pyrennes
and which is said, when salted, to be so
perior to the finest Yorkshire hams. Owing
however, to the heat of the weather, the leg
arrived in sucn a state ot non-presemtwr
that the recipient ordered it to be throw
into the river. - This was done, and shortly
alter the basket containing it was tuued t
at bt Uloud with the address still legible
the label. On its being conveyed to tin
police office, the doctor attached to that it-
partment declared it to be the right ties
a human being Naturally enough the com-
missaire sallied tortn with an escort of gen
darmes, and proceeded to the address amn
on the basket, in order to arrjst the pert
to whom so suspicious a parcel was consign
ed. Two persons connected with toe rsi
way were also arrested as accomplices.
course an explanation ensued, and hirtli
inquiry established the innocence of ill tb.
There was a narrow escape from ahotri
ble accident at the crossing of the Cauda
and Atlantic and Camden and Amboyroaa
at Camden one day last week. As a to
excursion train on the Atlantic road neirt;
the crossing the flagman signalled tbati!
was right, and the heavily loaded tnii
kept on. When it was near the crossiK
special tram on the Amboy road came
sight around' the ' curve. aocroncbin;
high speed. The flagman icstaotl) &
played the red flag, but neither train
stop. Most fortunately one of the Iraietw
on the excursion train had the remark
presence of mind to cut ; the train and P:
tne Drakes down on the care cut on, ww
so slowed them that a gap in the train
formed just at the crossing, and the Auto.'
train dashed through, and no injur
done. But tor this the loss of life ana awt;
ling of bodies that must have ocenrre-
wouldhave been feartul. beyond descnp
tion. There were two thousand persons
the excursion train..
At Clinton, Ky, on Monday last, KoM
Uaiescame near shooting tour menmi
attempt to kill Wm. Clark. Clark had iq
away with Uales7 sister.
It is exntifl Mint Admiral HoffS WP'
will show that the recent execution of v
Americans in Cuba was little better tbi
cold blooded murder.
The Queen's message to the British PJ
ament, Wednesday, stated that negmw
between England and the United Stutcsiu-
been suspended by mutual consent.
Business at the Springfield Armf
Mssiifhii9et.rj ia livolir mrnin. W'. ,
7 1 V.J Q
the new breech loaders is now being P
ahead, and the number of workmen 1
increased to five hundred.
A law has been enacted in England.
secures to a married woman her own V-Wt
ty, but makes her liable to the parish v.
maintenance of her husband, as the '
liable for the support of the wiie.
. Hon. J. M.! A sbky. Governor ol
was on the 4th inst, at porinne, M
itw ftf nrrocQ funfa t It ran mnfitliS OK f
Utah Daily Reporter, printed in got
tices tne arrival and departure i -ernor.
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The JUondon Atnensum was Ir
fiscated in France, because of U16
anccin its columns of an adverse cn i .
ot a very amy dook which an xm0- .
It is reported from Jackson, thjjj
l erger was reuiuuuea u mo i
ties by Judge Hill, the irons ne r- .
daily since put under arrest were i--.
and be is kept under strong guu
manacles and chains., f , '
j. w. urimtn, oi sjiarKsv -
raised fifty-three bushels of "E'f'Ld,
rich" notatoes from one bushel p A,ji!
including what have been used in rtJ
tt. .1. r v;il .1... aivtV-B"1
He took from one hill alone