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nmI mftht, I'nited States.
jX. S. LITTL.EFIELD,
H. L. PIKE,
Wednesday, Aug. 25, 1869.
In taking editorial charge of the Stan
dard, we arc only doing in name what we
have been doing in reality for several months
The course of the Stahdard in the future
will be in accordance with its course for the
Bast three months. We shall discuss all
matter without bitterness, and shall never
descend to vituperation.
We hope that our relations with our
brethren of the press may lie friendly, and
untouched by personal bitterness.
H. L. PIKE.
Thn rnmrtnershin heretofore existing be
tween J. B. Nkathert and 3L S. Little-
field, under the firm and stylo of J. B.
Neatttery & Co., is this day dissolved by
. The 'Standard will in future 1 published
by M. S. Ltctlefield, who wiH spare no
pains or expense to sustain its high reputa
tion as a public journal.
J. B. Neathebt retires from the firm, and
the business thereof will be settled by M. S.
LnTLEMELD, to whom all accounts will be
presented and all payments made.
J. B. NEATHEBT.
-M. S. LITTLEFIELD.
August 17, 1869.
The New Beme Time wants the Stakd
abd to drop it If it does not mend its ways
the Sheriff will be the one that will drop it
The New York Htrald advises Boutwell to
mind his cosh-box and let Tennessee alone.
This is good advice, otherwise some Dem
ocrat will steal the cash-box.
At Granville, Ala., they hive a champion melon
cater. A melan-chollj calling, truly. Exchange.
Yes, and if he keeps on "a green and yel
low" melon-cholic will soon seize npon him.
The Raleigh Stasuakd k doing a vast deal of
advertising for the New Berao Time. . Tbe
Timet man is 1c ccstaclea. Wit. Star.
Too True. But it is only "td."
The New Berne Timet says we do not
meet it8 arguments. True. We have never
seen any to meet If it means hifalntin, bad
English and worse grammar, we acknowledge
our inability to compete in that particular.
A Mrs. Boone is lecturing in Boston on tbe
evils ot hot air and gaa. Exchange.
She should go to New Berne. They are
experiencing its evils there just about these
Six thousand masons are on a strike in Berlin.
That's nothing remarkable. Nobody ever
saw a mason who wasn't striking about all
At New Jersey camp-meetings baggage con
sists of tooth-bmsb, mosquito-net, and bottle
Hclmbold's bnchn, N. T. Democrat.
For a camp meeting that last is the most
.buchurious thing we ever beard of.
The town of Horseheads, in this State, has
man, so-called, who offers to eat a bushel of cut
bay on a wager. A. T. Taper.
All Tanity. He could'nt give milk if lie
ate a ton.
At Hudson, in this State, three acres of ground
Has sank into tbe earth a distance oi seventy feet.
Tbe worst sinking spell jet Chicago But.
Yes, that is about the lowest real estate
has ever gone in this country. I
What has become ot the great tanner organiza
tions 01 the country 1JV. T. Democrat '
They are all right, and waiting to tan the
hides of the next candidates the Democrats
A little child died in Hogarstown Maryland,
last week from drinking a quantity of condensed
She must have swallowed a copy of tbe
Now York World.
8entor Chandler has gone to Germany for a
few weeks. Exchange. .
As be "proposes to beard the British lion
in his den" we suppose that he is now try
ing to raise "Dutch Courage."
Sam Bowles, of the BprragfieM Republican, is
nornncd every day to see bis name printed
Nothing strange in that Probably his is
ona of those cases where there are more
boaelt than brains. - -..;'
Victoria is to make belted knights of Thomas
Jiand and William TUe, Exchange. ;
That's nothing. Two of our hand jot
ugnt uxo omcr aay, naa a nght and were
made two of tbe best "belted " knights (of
the composing stick) we ever saw. I
Bev. Dr. Panshon says that at Cbicago every
body seems to be going to some place. Albany
Yes, and to a mighty carm place,' too,
where the inscription over the door will be :
"Ye who enter here leave all winter clothes
Til" Vm Xlnm- TV . t r.
' ' says me stakdabd
alleges that t!:o Time is of .loubtful politi-
.li"1 "ri,'!'f 1ff, The..fa'''i' vJons- 1
has aaae W f:.r, for that We have! no
doubt i'j t U js. Jlcpubiican paper, i As
tjo principle, pre never believed it had any.
f ' . jj- .- TT. .... j ..
''- Ms who marry heir are mostly actuated by
desire to save peace In tbe family. At least
tbe bridegroom is attar har-mony, or her money,
- which Is pretty near It IT. T. Telegram. j
. No harmony at all, for a man who mar
ries an heiress will find her sick anyhow
shell always be throning up (the money) at
him!" ' . '-- "- . -. ;
It is understood that vim. B. Astor denies
having any Intention of completing the Wash
ington monument at his own expense..
: - Of course he does. And anybody, who
expects him to give away a cent may expect
: U find mercy in a tiger, truth in a Demo
crat, and weak jaws in a mud turtle. '
A rnilortaunte man's suicide la thus told by
the Herald : "He laid himself dorn and hot
hiintcir with hit Wz toe." Pnillily H wloai
et HU Nuifa. s
The aboc, original wiih the Standaud.
" has been going the rounds for several month.
Yesterday our itemizer cut it out for a news
item. Such is fame t
re,. . -
, The Stakdabd b now installed in its new.
office, which was.built expressly for its use. '
All who Have examined it have pronounced
it a model building, and- we jiaye no hesita
tion insaying that ib-is the most'eomprere
newspaper building in the Southern States.
It was designed and built by J. P. Prane,
Esq., the well-known "architect of this city,
and reflects great credit upon his taste and
skill. It has lieen built in a shorter time
than any building of its size in the State. '
It ib beitt-of Uiek, UiwaljiiUi .gwmtSvJs .
two stories high., Tho front is forty feet
wide by twenty -deep, and contains the edi
tor's room, the counting-room, local editors
room, prcf-readcfV roomy and private of
fice. The ell is fifty feet long by- twenty
wide, and is two stories high, with a half
basement story. In the basement story are
three presses, a Campbell cylinder press,
an; Adams press, and a Gordon "halt-medium"
press, all run by "steam,'' or rather
caloric power.' '' ' ;"
The engine is a curiosity in its way, being
a 24 inch cylinder Ericson engine. This
engine runs, not bv steam, but by the expan
sive force of hot air, and is the object of
much curiosity. '
The next story is occupied by the com
posing room and job printing office. ' The
job office is complete in every particular,
and employs eight hands The composing
room, where the type for the newspaper are
'set up," is a model in its way. It employs
eight hands besides' the foreman. : The
printers are all first class men,' and get up
two papers per day with a speed that would
make country printers open' their eyes.
Everything here goes like clock-work. No
talking or noise can be heard save the
constant "click" of the types as they drop
into the stick, and woe unto that person
who should be daring enough to create a
disturbance. His "form" would be "pied"
in short order.
: The upper story is occupied by the Book-
bindery, which employs about twelve hands.
Here is every variety of the machines used
in this business, with skillful workmen to
operate them. The machinery is all new,
having been built expressly for the Stand
The entire office is lighted with gas, and
can be so illuminated as to almost rival day
light Water pipes rim throughout the
building and into every room. The water
is supplied from a reservoir at the top of the
building, into which water is forced by a
force-pump from below, which obtains wa
ter from a hmrc cistern holding some 20,000
The sanctum is adorned by the presence
of the editor who will lc happy to wel
come his brethren of the press whenever
they may call upon him, and whose costal
ian fount is never out of order.
Appropriations forthe West, and Consol
We have again to go after small game.
The New Berne Times, heretofore idiotic,
now shows itself a confirmed lunatic It
takes back what it has before said, and then
says it over again. It is clearly in a very
befogged state of mind.' ' ' ' -
Its owners, or controllers, were sure that
consolidation Would succeed. They. there
fore speculated in real estate. Consolidation
failed. '' The real estate has not made their
fortunes. Therefore the speculators are in
At the Standakd, and also, at Gov. Hol
den. It charges us with being hostile to
consolidation. What reason has it to make
such a charge ? None at all.
The Standakd has necer opposed consol
idation. ' The Timet docs not know to-day
whether the Standard is in favor of or op
posed to consolidation. The Stakdabd
has never expressed itself upon the subject.
We thought it to be a matter for the
stockholders of the two roads to decide.
The stockholders of the North Carolina
Railroad refused the proposed consolidation,
Is the Stakdabd to be blamed for a decis
ion in which it had no voice ?
The idea is absurd. r
. Some days ago the Times declared that it
had commenced a war "in favor of the East
against the Northern, Middle and Western
sections of the State." It now sees that it
has gone too far, and endeavors to back out
of the unpleasant position in which it finds
Are we antagonistic to the West when we ask
for the East a pnblic measure which it will not
cost tbe West an effort to grant ? We are not ;
every facility which the West demands to bring
tbeir products to the ocean, which are just and
right, we are in faTOr of granting, bat when the
engines constructed lor their benefit are turned
against as by a few men to whom tbe "robbers
of Erie stock" are mere children, we protest, and
tuat to? in toe name of Republicanism.
How about the war, . the Timet an
nounced that it had commenced t
How about its declaration that " the West
demands millions more that its soil is
worth?' .i ,
Has the Timet forgotten those statements t
We have not, if it has, and we are much
mistaken if the West forgets them either.
What " engines constructed tor the ben
efit" of the West are turned against the
East, New Berne, or the Timet office? Is
the Wilmington, Charlotte and Rutherfcrd
road an "engine" to injure the Eist ? We
do not sec how such is to be tbe case. It .is
a work which will benefit the East in the
same ratio that it benefits the West
' Or is it the Western North Carolina road
that the Times means ? It so, it . is again
wrong. ' That road will do more-to benefit
North Carolina than all others in the State
put together.-"it" wiir bethe connecting
link which win make an unbroken chain of
railroad from the Pacific to tbe! Atlantic,
It will turn' the vast trade of of the Pacific
Railroad through North Carolina, and there
will hot be a city or" hamlet in the 8tate
which will hot be benefitted by it ' : "1 -
These two roads are the " monopolies"
against which the Timet "protests in the
name of Republicanism!" It looks much
more as if the protest were dictated by real
estate on Bay River. : ' -' -.
The' '.'public measure" for which the
Timet asks is,' of course, consolidation.
How is the ' West, or any other ' portion of
North Carolina, to forte consolidation t We
are aware that the people ' of New Berne
wish the two roads to be consolidated. We
do not blame them for so wishing,' and have
done nothing to oppose their desires. ' But
BVpreBUmptuousl j demandt J ." -' '
The stockholders of the 'Worth Carolina
road have declared that they do hot wish
consolidation... Does the Timet nronoM tn
force them into measure they dislike ? Does
t wish to cham to them what they believe
to be a burden ? , Does it wish the State to
disregard the tested rights of the stockhold
ers of the North Carolina road ? It cannot
be done. .. '.'... ' ' "' ' ' '
If the stockholders of the' N.' Cj Railroad
are willing for consolidation, the roads will
be consolidated. If they, are poposcd to it,
no power on earth has the rigid to force
them .into it,. They were granted certain
rights by, the terms of their charter, and the
diarter cannot j;be altered save at thoir re
quest a . ' t '''''' ' " , .,
Therefore it is to them' that ' the Timet
must look, not to the Stakdabd, , i ; '
' If the Timet thinks to gain its ..point by
bullying arid bragadocio, it will -find ' itself
mistaken. - Its roarings are failures, and its
attempt tp . play the lion but ; still ! more
strongly proves it to be an asa, .. j
.. Zach. Chandler is In Colongne. r. r '
Wonder if the Britishers will: think him
any tweeter on that account ?
A Visit to the Iasane Asylum. '
A day or two since, at theuiiivition of
theBuperintendetot, Dr. GBisson,we visited
the Insane Asylum. As. many of our read
ers may have " relatives or friends in the in
stitution, we give ' a 'brief account of what
' 1 ii i 111 V- T infAMsf
we saw, snowing luu riu w
Immediately upon our arrival we pro
ceeded to visit the several wards, commen
cing at the top floor, in which are confined
those patients who . are most tractable.
Nothing ofa demonstrative character is to
be observed here, the occupants presenting
this ward, looks much as does the conva
lescent ward of some hospital It is only
by conversing with the inmates that their in
sanity becomes apparent ;It is easy, how
ever, to ascertain fhe? particular point npon
which the mind of each dwells by . a' few
questions, and in some cases the patients
will at once address a visitor upon the topic
which interests them.' . One dapper little fel
low, with sparkling black eyes, approached
us with a beaming countenance, and joyful
ly .informed us that he was going to buy all
the diamonds in the world. ' We expressed
our astonishment at the immensity of his un
dertaking, and deferentially inquired wheth
er his finances would be able to stand the
pressure. He relieved our anxiety by in
forming us that he could do it and not half
try, and unfolded a project, which, if suc
cessfully accomplished, 1 would make him a
formidable rival to Alexander the Urkat.
Premising the statement by informing us
that he commanded a large army, he avowed
his determination to sonquer Cuba, Spain,
France and England, after which he should
be in readiness to overrun China. We sug
gested that the Chinese language being some
what difficult ' he had better commence
learning it while at leisure. This advice
proved to' be unnecessary, as he informed
us that he spoke every language known,
and proceeded to verify his statement by sa
luting us with the following extraordinary
sentiment: u King ching, choo, change
bobskew de rigbob." ' This he assured us
was pure Chinese. Not being versed in the
language of the Flowery Kingdom, we were
unable to dispute the assertion, but had a
strong suspicion that it was nothing more
than broken China at the most After
this he gave us samples of French and Span
ish, all of which bore a remarkable resem
blance to his Chinese. We complimented
him on his linguistic skill, which so pleased
him that he immediately appointed
us commander-in-chief of his con
and authorized us to
diamonds as we de-
sired. He then informed us that the
castle, meaning the Asylum, belonged to
to him, he having paid seven hundred thou
sand dollars therefor. Upon our express
ing great interest in this statement, he, with
a shrewd air, informed us that it was a
mighty good bargain, for it couldn't be built
at the present time for less than three hun
Another gentleman, with aldennanic pro
portions and a suave, yet dignified mein, re
quested the Doctor to present us to him.
The Doctor did so, at the same time inform-
int: us that we were in the presence of
the President of the World. Having
made oar obeisance, we were graciously re
ceived, and his Highness informed us that
as the castle was somewhat out of repairs,
and his regal garments lost, he was unable
to appear in a manner befitting his exalted
station. Being unable to leave the castle,
he said that he was cheated by his quartermas
ter. This assertion we considered as evin
cing a perfect knowledge of army matters.
But the following, one ; viz: that he had re
ceived $600,000 from a defaulting Q. M., we
considered as somewhat improbable. He
stated the number of his forces at fifty mil
lions, which would be a respectable army.
We regretted, however, to be informed that
Dr. Grirsom was in the habit of nightly vis
iting the President, accompanied by devils,
goblins, imps and other equally obnoxious
characters and also to learn that the Doctor
had sequestrated some three billions of dol
lars belonging to our potential friend. We,
at the request of the President, entreated
the Doctor to refund his ill-gotten gains, but
the Doctor had left his pocket-book in his
other pants pocket and was unable to com
ply with our request
, The President and our linguistic friend,
both commanding armies, do not agree very
well, the President regarding the Conquerer
as an upstart, and the Conquerer having a
rather bad opinion of the military abilities
of the President Bidding our illustrious
acquaintances farewell, we left the ward,
being, however, followed to the grating by
the Conquerer, who wished to assure us of
his unrivalled skill with the lance. We told
him he ought to go to Weldon, and give
lessons to a gentleman there who as a
ring-stickist is a lamentable failure.
: We passed through the middle ward
without observing much of interest
In the lower wards are the worst class of
patients, and whose insanity is violent Here
the spectacle was truly sad. One man in the
farther end of the corridor was walking
ceaselessly in a circle. His rapid yet noise
less motions reminded one of the caged
tiger. Another, a powerfully built man,
stood with clasped hands gazing at the
ceiling, or, more probably, into space Not a
muscle moved and he stood like a statue. And
thus he stands constantly, day after day,
month after month, year after year. All
attempts to cause him to cease were fruitless,
and even when forced to move partly around
his eyes still rested upon the same point as
before. The sight was, indeed, mournful.
Tliia man, strong and yet young, was but a
living corpse, speechless, motionless, insensi
ble, with no power save to forever look into
space. For what he watches, for whose
coming he longs, or what visions pass before
his demented brain no one knows. But
there he stands day, after day, a living statuo
of death a body without a souL
.. Another, tall, haggard and wild, rapidly
approaches our party.. He is a raying mani
acone whose mind is totally destroyed.
He knows not what he does. ' He glares at
us and wildly strikes at the Doctor who is
nearest The. Doctor, ever on the alert,
catches his arm and quells him with his eye.
The maniac is put into his cell by an atten
dant and the door is fastened. ' -.
Another comes up breathing threats, but
the Doctor's eye meets his and he quails be
fore it; his threats subside into abject mut-
tennasL Heosjriyen .a, Jimall.j)iece of to- l
wtwu uu ue reaves ior ms cell wilaly gestic
- A man passes us with his clothes torn.
He is an epileptic, and has just recovered
from a fit Another glares at us. ' His hands
are covered with 'a leathern shield.' They
are in "mufls" put on to keep him from
rending his clothes.
Near the door by which we are to depart
lies a man curled upon the floor. His face is
partly covered by his arm, but as we pass
him we see his eyes glaring np with a look of
savage ferocity.: In the middle of the cor
ridor is a man playing with a ball of paper.
He throws it up and catches it, first here and
then there. Now he drops it, but with a cat
like bound he seizes it and again throws it
into the air. ' He sees nothing else, hears
nothing else.. His whole mind is centred
upon the ball, and yet he seems to have a
childish consciousness that he is watched.
Wears about to pass out, but the doctor
calls our attention to a man sitting in the
window. He is pale, and his face is covered
with a long beard, ; We are informed that
he has never been known to speak a word
since ne nas Dcen an inmate. jtie is like a
wild beast' and' turns away and retreats when
persistently spoken to, facing arouia, wher
at a distance as win a wolf who is forced to
retreat against his wDL ' "
Our time being limited, we visited but one
of the wards in which are confined the fe
male patients. These are more contented
than are the men. Many of them are at
work sewing, and one or two were turning
spinning wheels, while others are carding
out cotton. A talkative old lady asks us it
we are any relation to the s .No. To tbe
, 'g. No. And so on through the list
of names ' of those she knew ' in
the outer world. She is suddenly seized
with an intense desire to know if we are
personally acquainted with Columbus. We
inform her that C. Columbus left tbe world
a few days, before we appeared. But she
does not mean that Columbus. She means
the elephant so-called. We arc not intimate
with the elephant So she proceeds to give
as his family history, and in the middle of an
entertaining account of his breaking his left
fore-shoulder, and thereby being obliged to
use crutches, she is possessed with a sudden
desire to know if we arc acquainted with a
handsome lion. We are obliged to confess
that we are not, although we aro slightly
acquainted with the "tiger." She is in the
middle of a thrilling account of the adven
tures of the lion, when she suddenly stops
and asks it we know Lawyer IJ. We reply
in the affirmative. She then says: "Well,
he wanted to eet a wife so bad that be
didn't know what to do, and so be followed
a girl home to the female seminary, and laid
down all night with his nose on the door
step, so that he could smell her." Astonish
ed at this account of the youthful actions of
Lawyer B., we are about to request her to
name place and time, when she continued
thusly : "He was as pretty as a picture and
as smooth as a peach. He was about twenty
two years old, with a tail about three feet
long with a beautiful bushy end." We
know that Lawyer B's figure does not answer
to this description, and at once perceive
that she has recurred to her lion story, and
has got the two subjects a little mixed.
We then take our departure, a proceeding
attended with no little difficulty, as our fair
friend had commenced a story about a foolish
young rhinoceros which got married to I
pea-cock. We get outside all right, how
ever, and the last thing we hear is the
old lady talking after us.
And now a word about the condition of
the Asylum. We have seen many institu
tions of this kind in various parts of the
Union, and are glad to be able to say that
for cleanliness, good order, economy, and
good care of the patients, this Asylum is
surpassed by none that we have ever seen.
Dr. Gbissom well and ably performs his duty
and deserves the thanks of the friends of the
patients under his charge.
There is one thing which should be done
at the next session of the General Assembly
that is, authorize tbe building of two
wings to the Asylum. Tbe building is now
full to its utmost capacity, yet there are
scores of insane persons who should be re
ceiving the benefits of the Asylum. Over
a hundred applications are now on file, yet
there is not room for another patient Tbe
Legislature should at once remedy this evil
by building two wings to the building ; one
for the nse of males and the other for females.
Each of these wings should be at least two
hundred feet long by thirty feet wide, and
three stories high. This would accommodate
at least one hundred and fifty more patients,
and would be much better and cheaper
than to build a new Asylum, which will
have to be done, if wings aro not added to
the present structure.
Gov. Holden and the West.
Tbe Rutherford Star devotes nearly four
columns of its valuable space to the con
genial task of abusing Gov. Holden and
the Standard. It accuses Gov. Holder of
leaving the Republican party because he
did not allow Judge Logan and Col. Har
ris to control the Wilmington, Charlotte
and Rutherford Railroad.
Gov. Holder did exactly right He put
that road, a watern road, into western hands.
Dr. Sloan, the new President of the Road,
can take the iron-clad test-oath, iie is a
native. Logan and Habris cannot take
that oath. Dr. Sloan is, therefore a n
loyal man than Logan and Habris.
The majority of the Directors of the Wil
mington, Charlotte & Rutherford Railroad
are West era men and will do their utmost
to complete the road to its Western terminus
at the earliest practicable moment It is of
vital importance to tbe people of the West
that the progress of the road shall be rapid.
Gov. Holden is fully aware of this and
his appointments have proven it What
he has done has been for the best interests
of the people of the West and they know it,
and will thank Governor Holder for his
Does the Star object to that? If it does,
it is from personal motives, and it is untrue
to the West.
Judge Logan, Col. Harris, and others,
influenced by personal motives, wished to
put tho road into the bands of speculators.
although they were aware, that by so doing
they were acting to tbe injury of the West
They thought of their personal gain, not of
the welfare of the people.
They cannot now shirk the consequences
of their efforts, nor can they foist their own
sins upon innocent men. They act against
the interests of the West, and it is they who
will be repudiated by the people of the
Ever since certain parties were disappoint-
ted in their desires to obtain certain offices,
their Republicanism has left them. True,
they have kept up the pretext of being Re
publicans, but they have done so to serve
their own purposes.
Some months ago, we had occasion to warn
the Star that its course was such as to cause
its Republicanism to be more than doubted.
It was afterwards more careful It was,
however, as unfaithful as before.
It, in connection with a lew designing
men, originated a scheme to get control oi
certain railroads, to be used as political en
gines. That plan failed. Tbe roads will now
be used for the purpose for which they were
originally intended as the means of opening
and benefiting the Western section of the
State. Hence the indignation and clamor
of the Rutherford Star and New Berne
Times. Their little grab game was spoiled
by Gov. Holder, and they seek revenge.
They will not get it. . Tho people of the
IVaot wUl ramomhar that. it..is, Jiir at -nV-r-
tip for the Western people that Gov. H.iLit;"
is assailed, and they will irfve him a n-.rn.-
support than ever. It is against the al
and Timet that the indignation ot the peo
ple ot the West will be directed.
Don't attempt the disintegration r, f tbe Demo
cratic party, Mr. Star. You long since an.
nounced the fact that yon were no Democrat,
and no one has ever regarded yen as such, sinco
yon become a BoyJcn Democrat and then a
Chase Republican, and we apprehended that you
have no right to speak for any rerv consderablo
part of tbe people ot North Carolina
Don't sow your ephemeral seed io Edecombe
They grow the cen'-ury plant there, and Demoel
racy will flourish and prevail in Eda-noe.
ween your Editorial liiirlmcss shall oS'a S
"Ephemeral seed" is goodThe Mesn
?risnglit Don'tdoit,B,4RxKD. TouTl
regret it when you're dariing, &c You're
a political bat and routf remain hid. i The
Carolina Farwr won l,a able to plant any
. ephemeral seedyin Edgecombe, eycn with
the aid of seral reconstructed Farmers
What wille Star say to the Messenger
d Pindcalert Hit 'ein.BEMtARB. Al
mostXvery other paper in tbe State is fight
ing somebody, and we want tn .
The East ad the West.
Two or three of the papers of New Berne
and Wilmington are indignant because Gov.
Holder gave the West the largest number
of directors in the Wilmington, Charlotte &
Rutherford Railroad Company. The New
Berne Timet is also indignant because the
Standard defends Gov. Holder from Us
cowardly attacks, and because we do not
For these reasons the Timet announces
that it has commenced a battle in favor of
the Eastern against tbe Northern, Middle
and Western sections of the State. We do
not believe that tbe people of the East wish
to enter into any contest with other sections,
although a few tpeculatert may. Yet it is
proper, now that the question has been
raised, to compare tbe favors received by
Tbe New Berne Timet says "thelWest asks
for millions of dollars more than her soil is
worth from your Legislature, and the request
is granted." This is not true. The West
did ask for certain appropriations, and they
were granted, but they were, net more than
her extraordinary resources warranted her
in asking. The West, in common with the
Northern and Midffle sections of North Car
olina, has, ever since the formation ot the
State government, been taxed to develope
and enrich the East The West has submit
ted to this taxation without a murmur, and
now but asks that it may be treated as it
has treated other sections. The demand is
As the East complains of the appropria
tions which have been made for the devel
opment of the West, let us see what has been
done for tbe East -
In 1838, the Wilmington and Weldon
Railroad was put in operation.' The State
loaned it $600,000 in gold.
Before the Central Road was in operation.
a road, built almost entirely by the State
aid, was constructed from Goldsboro' to
New Berne, and thence to Morehead City
a large extent of the latter road being built
through a barren swamp which was then, as
now, useless and unproductive. From a
desire to build up the ports of New Berne
and Morehead City and to benefit the East
the West cheerfully submitted to the large
taxation necessary to complete these works.
Before a stroke of work was done on the
Central road, a road was built from Raleigh
to Gaston and the Roanoke River. This
road cost the State $1,000,000 in gold.nearly
all of which she lost
From 1840 to the breaking out of the
war, twenty long years, nnder the same sys
tem, advocated alike by the Whigs and Dem
ocrats, hundreds of thousands of dollars of
the school fund were distributed in the East
in proportion to Federal population.
In every instance in which slave popula
tion was considered it inured to the benefit
of the East, and this during a time when it
was a high crime to educate slaves. The
East thus pocketed an unfair proportion of
the fund to the great disadvantage of the
free white children of tbe West
The General Government also appropria
ted, at different times, over $500,000 for the
the construction of lighthouses, and forts,
and the improvement of harbors, &&, &c., all
of which went to enrich the East
Under the auspices of the Democratic
party, that party wielding the slave power,
and, with the exception of Gov. Holder
and a few other leading Democrats, hos
tile to the West, over $500,000 were spent
in draining swamp lands and cutting canals,
all for the East
The State has also endeavored to improve
the Deep and Cape Fear Rivers for the
benefit of Wilmington, and during the last
thirty years more than a million of dollars
have been swept away in useless " improve
Nor have the political relations of the East
and West been any fairer. Up to twenty
years ago tbe little county of Greene not
one third the size of Craven was allowed
the same representation as the county of
Buncombe, a count; then over thirty times
as large as Greene.
There has never been a Governor from
west of the Catawba, except Gov. Vance,
since the formation of the government
There has never been a U. S. Senator from
west oi the Catawba. By universal consent,
Governor Holder, residing in the centre of
the State, is considered to be a State man,
and has always gone for the interests of all
portions of the State without regard to
It is but fair that the West should now
enjoy the same privileges as have been en
joyed by the East The West has heretofore
been taxed for the benefit of the East It is
but fair that the East should now be taxed
to develope the West
The colored men of the East are noto
riously in favor of internal improvements,
and we feel confident that they are willing
to pay their proportion of taxes to develope
the great resources of tbe West resources
which will soon give wealth, not only to the
West, but to the whole State. They say,
with us, the East has been aided, let the
West now receive its share.
The Standard now advocates the claims
of the West It is no sectional champion,
but desires to see equal justice done all sec
tions of the State. The West is entitled to
all that has been done for it and more.
Therefore, without the slightest hostility to
tbe East, we say, let the West receive its
The Wilmington, Charlotte and Rather.
We copy the following from the Wilming
ton Star. It is in pleasing contradistinc
tion to the drivellings of the New Berne
Timet and Rutherford Star. It although
coming from a Democratic paper, fully vin
dicates the wisdom of Gov. Holden's ap
pointments, and gives the he to the
tions of the Rutherford Star. It is from an
impartial source, and we commend it to the
attention of the people of the Western part
of the State. The Star says :
We consider it almost a certainty that work on
the Wilmington, Charlotte and Rutherfordjtail-
road will be pushed forward with considerable
energy. The President does not Intend to sac
rifice the bonds appropriated by the State on
certain conditions. They will not be sold until
they reach a market value far exceeding the pres
ent offers made In New Tork. Bat by the very
simple process of hypothecation, money will he
arKancea by capitalists to the extent of forty per
ceut of the value of the bonds, and this money
win oe expended in the constrnction of the road.
How far it will extend the road from Rocking-
Kul tho m-arer ti.e work approaches completion
the more the bonds will appreciate. Aad by the
time Vau moavy raised by hypothecating tho
bonds is exhausted, the latter will, we hope, and
have good reasou to believe, be worth at least
fifty per cent more in the market than at pres
It Is tbe intention of the President, We hear,
to make an arrangement, if possible,: by
which the company will pay promptly and
regularly the Interest on tbeir bonds. We
thiuk Sr. Sloan la endeavoring to perfect an
understanding with all the companies that
have received appropriations to pay each tbe
interest on its own bonds aa it falls due. And it
it is bis-dlv probable this obiect will be
ont It it is, it will contribute greatly in restor
ing onr Btate credit now so nearly ruined, and
enable tbe new administration to complete tbe
Wilmington, Charlotte and Rutherford Railroad
from Rockingham to Charlotte, and from Cher-
ryvilleas tar west, prooaoiy, as Kuthertordton.
We have information, from several tnrt.la.
that makes us very hopeful of the future of our
great railroad artery, especially when we consider
tne ineaarcno circuiusiftuvca around us.
We are assured by those who know Dr. 81nn
well that be la an excellent practical business
man, ana enjoys tue conuaence, in every respect
of the people among whom be resides. And wo
believe he will be encouraged and sustained by
the people of this section it be will make a faith
ful eflort (as we believe be will) to discbarge his
duties with an eye single to the interests of the
wbole Koad witnout regard to local or sectional
nrDlndieea. . ' - - , .
Politics and business, are, as they should be
separate and distinct institutions, Wilmington
Universal SnUraee and Universal Am-
The telegraph announces that President
Gbaht is dissatisfied, with the elections in
Virginia and Tennessee. ! But ' a "short time
ago he I was satisfied with ,thom. What is
the meaning of. -this sudden change? : No
one can ten.
We do not believe that President Grant
hat changed. We believe all these reports
are manufactured by certain politicians m
Washington who are endeavoring to force the
President to adopt measures h& dislikes, Ijnd
to "declare fof principle toJwnich I he id-
OppOSedMj. wm..mmrmT .
We do not like tbe present indications oi
the policy of the so-called managing meH at
Washington. We infinitely prefer the prin
ciples of President Grant to the principles
of any of those who seek to control him.
We do not like a policy whose enect is
to compel General Grant to shoulder de
feats which are not his. "
The Walkbr party in Virginia and the
Senteb party in Tennessee proclaim that
they are Republicans. ' Each annnounced
tbe early part ot , the campaign tnai
it supported the policy oi trenerai
Grant. What more could be asked ? Wh at
do the politicians wish ? We have yet
to learn of any overt act committed by either
Darty. ' We have yet to learn that their ac
tions have not been in accordance with their
professions. Why, then, should the Re
publican party wish to drive from it men
who seek to join it in good. laitn f
Such a course is not only unjust to, the
people, but is political madness. It can but
weaken the administrauon, ana strengtnen
the enemy. ,. Such tactics may be credita
ble to those who wish to win martyrdom,
but not to those who wish to win success.
We wish to see the Republican party
founded upon broad national principles. We
do not wish to see it controled by narrow
ureindices or sectional hatred. If such
views as have of late obtained in Washing
ton prevail, the result cannot but be to the
injury of the Republican party South. We
areHepublicans, not radicals or conservatives.
The Southern fire-eaters killed the North-
em Democracy by adopting ultra grounds
which the party in the opposite , section
could not support Secession was the result
Let the party in the North remember the
example and take warning,
There are no truer Republicans in the
Union than those of the South. They have
been tried by fire. They have suffered eve
rything for their devotion to the party, but
they have been true as tried steel.
All they ask is :
Give us a national platform upon which
to stand, and not a sectional abortion which
must result in injury to the party and to the
Give us a liberal platform or we shall
make one ourselves, for we are not willing
to endorse measures which proscribe our fel
The war is past. Peace reigns unques
tioned. Then do away with test oaths, pro
scription and other measures which belong
to a time of war.
Our party is the NATIONAL Republican
Darty not in name but m deed. Let it
never be brought down from its high posi
tion. Let its motto be Universal Suffrage and
The Appropriations for the West.
The New Berne Timet is greatly exer
cised because there are two appropriations
for the benefit of the West, amounting to
eleven millions. It makes this tbe ground
upon which to demand the consolidation of
the A. & N. C. R. R. and the ST. C. R. R..
even when the stockholders of the latter
road have declared against consolidation by
an overwhelming majority. We fear that
the speculators who control the Times are
more anxious for their own pecuniary bene
fit than for the welfare of the people of the
These appropriations arc $1,000,000 to
the Wilmington, Charlotte and Rutherford
Railroad, from Wilmington to Asheville ;
and $7,000,000 to the road from Asheville
to Ducktown, connecting with tbe Missis
sippi Valley, and thus commanding the in
exhaustible trade of Asia. This will be the
nearest road across the continent, and will
undoubtedly be the great through route
from San Francisco to New York.
Where is all the vast amount of freight
which will be brought into North Carolina
by this route, going to stop ? Will it stop
in Asheville! ' Or at Charlotte, or at Salis
bury, or Raleigh, or Goldsboro' ! No, it
will go to Wilmington, or New Berne, or
Morehead City, or Norfolk. It will make
them great cities, and enrich the country
that surrounds them.
We happen to know that in 1852 Hon
Stephen A. Douglas, Gov. John M.
Morehead, and Gov. Holden, then editor
of the Standard, had frequent conversa
tions upon tbe subject of the shortest route
to connect the Atlantic coast with the Mis
sissippi valley, and from thence running to
the Pacific coast. After thorough examina
tion of the maps they came to the conclu
sion that the nearest and best route for the
Asiatic trade would be from Morehead City
to Salisbury, thence by way of Morganton
to Asheville and thence to the Mississippi
valley and thence to San Diego in Califor
nia, this being the great Southern Pacific
Route and which would be open and unob
structed by snow the whole year.
For many years it has been the cherished
wish of Gov. Holden to divert the Asiatic
trade' to tbe ports of North Carolina. The
Pacific Railroad has been built and the Asi
atic trade will henceforth flow Across the
American Continent. The Pacific Railroad
will do the Asiatic carrying trade for Eu
rope, and in the future' not one vessel will
round Cape Horn for each hundred that
passed it last year. 111
The shortest route from the Mississippi to
the Atlantic will carry, all this vast freight
across the eastern part of the continent. The
shortest route will be by the Western North
Carolina railroad. Hence this road will not
only benefit the West, but will also greatly
benefit the East.
Therefore forthe eastern people to oppose
these appropriations would be the veriest
folly, for it would only injure themselves.
It is for tho West to benefit the rest of the
State. She can do this aiuiply by increasing
ner own power oy developing uer vast re
sources, and sending her products to the sea
ports of the East. - Thus the whole State will
be tho betterJbr the prosperity of the West.
A here nave been incendiary fires m Salis
bury. Tbe incendiary is unknown. Th
Salisbury Examiner calls upon the citizens
to form vigilance committee! to. ferret out the
criminals and look after suspected., parties.
The proposition is more than wrong. We
can make allowances forthe excited state
of tbe city, but there is nothing which can
warrant such a course of proceeding as that
mentioned by the Examiner. . There is a city
government in Salisbury, which can ' and
will do all that can be done to protect law-
abiding citizens. . No citizen, -no body of
citizens has the right to take the law into
their own hands. . Vigilance committees
are themselves provocative of crime, and
often commit crime and unlawful deeds in
the name of justice. We hope that no such
course will bo allowed to prevail. ' ":
Since writing the above we learn , that
our fears have come true. ' A man suspected,
and only suspected, of being the incendiary
has been threaten with violence by themob.
The city officers are almost' unable to pro-,
tect him, and it is evident that he cannot
have a fair trial : We urge upon every good
citizen of that city , to respect the law.
i Otherwise the law will assert its powers...
A False NeBtrality.
!WiLijjStsTON. N. C, August 18th, 1869.
Mb. Editor : Soma time aco the editor of the
Eastern InUUiaencer came to this town and got
subscribers for his paper. Some of your snb-
scriDers asuea mm as u ms nonticai sianaroK, uu
he gave us the positive insurance that his paper
was aeuirai ana not a pouucai paper, un xneae
grounds we subscribed to it, but in his number
of August the 10th we find aa article. "The
only Remedy." If that is his position we would
like to know it, and of course that Is not a neu
tral position. Flease'ask ths editor, tor ns, if he
has forgotten his promise.
. xours iruiy.
- - 8CBSCB1BERS
We publish the above, first, because we
llyaj8 pOOllSU ail cumuiuuiuauuuoiium uk
people, and secondly, because the charge
jaade in, the letter.) feTO.. Je-bg InteUigeneer
lias always professed to be a neutral paper,
yet wo have on several occasions' seen in its
columns articles which plainly evinced a
party spirit. In its next but lost issue,..it
had an article intended to intimidate col"
ored men who did not vote the Democratic
ticket at the late township elections. It
threatened them,, with loss of employment,
and with starvation, if they voted against the
Democracy. In a political paper this would
be called infamous. ' In a : professedly neu
tral narier it is worse, it possible. From a
partizan sheet ultra views may be loos
ed and partizan bitterness be not unex
pected. . But in a neutral paper such things
are not anticipatcu ana are iar more impro
per. If any employee of the government
should be turned off for voting against the
government, what a howl would be raised
by the Democratic and neutral QT ) press.
Yet for simply exercising the right of voting
as they think best, the InteUigeneer threat
ens the colored people with etarvation and
with being oppressed by the Democracy '.
Is this the "universal suffrage'' that the
Democracy are in- favor of ? 'We do not
deem the threat of tbe InteUigeneer of the
slightest importance, except so far as it
allows the bad feelings of a certain class
ofrieonle.' It is merely , ah exhibition of
spleen by men who have been defeated.
Labor is always in demand, and neither the
employer nor the employee can dispense
with the other. But the complaint of our
correspondents is just They subscribed for
the InteUigeneer solely because it teas a neu
tral paper. That was the understanding,
and the proprietor of the paper had no right
to violate his agreement If he wishes to
make the InteUigeneer a political paper, he
has the richt to do so, but should do it
openly and above board, and not make his
political attacks under the cover of his as
A flerman In New Tork threw a brickbat at a
grass widow to show his love for her. Exchange
He probably wishes to make a striking
impression upon her. ' '
The papers are all . discussing amnesty.
Every paper has something to say about it
Yet few of them seem to fully comprehend
the meaning of the term. Amnesty, accord
ing to Webster, is pardon for offences com
mitted in time of war.
The Standard has declared itself in favor
ofTJni versa! Amnesty. By so doing it meant;
That it wishes every man who took part
in the rebellion forgiven; .
That no man should be disabled from hold
ing office because of having fought against
the government; . .... . ;. , ,"
That all test oaths and disabling laws
should lie done away with.
This is pardon for offences committed in
time of war, and is "Amnesty.". .
We wish the pardon to be universal
hence it is Universal Amnesty. , 1
But amnesty docs not mean trust.
We are willing to have the men who le-
trayed the people pardoned, but we arc un
alterably opposed to their being given the
power to again betray the people. We par
don them but we do not trust them.
We say to the people forgive these nice
and let them be citizens, and have all the
rights enjoyed by any citizen.
Forgive their treachery, their iniquity,
their crimes, and allow them the privileges
they have no right to claim. . ,.i
We do this because the government itself
set the example of forgiveness.
It forgave a part of those who fought
against it No discrimination should
now be made. If part are pardoned all
should be. Hence we are opposed to dis
franchisement and test oaths.
But we also say to the people to forgive is
not to trust ' To pardon a criminal is not to
Let these men have all the rights of other
citizens but never again trust them, for they
have proven themselves unworthy of trust
Keep them from office for they would use
its power to the injury of the people, and in
opposition to the government ,
Although pardoned they would hate the
government which pardoned them, and
should never again be allowed to represent
it unless their acts prove their repentance.
This is our amnesty and we wish it fully
understood y '
We forgive those who have do ne evil, but
vi edo not trust them. .. r;, .'I
. Murder and Politics. .
' The Sentinel has an article in relation to
the murder of Col. Shepard in Jones coun
ty. The article is nearly a half column long,
and yet but two lines and i half thereof , are
devoted to the Jones county murder, not
withstanding the title of the article. ' ."
We, as is every one in the State, are fully
aware of the "scattering" propensities of
the Sentinel, yet such a complete neglect of
tho text cannot . be called " scattering." It
was not the intention of the writer to say
any more about Jones county than he could
conveniently help. .. '
: He gives instances of outrages which have
occurred in various parts of the State for
the past four years, and charges them upon
the leagues. j
But he brings no proofs to sustain his
charges, and charges unaccompanied by-
proofs amount to nothing!
For every instance that he gives,- wc caii
give ten in which the perpetrators have be
longed to his side of the house. ,,;".'
' We do not, however, wish to give a party
aspect to these 'murders, unless we are forced
to do so. God knows murder is sufficiently
revolting and shocking without being mad-
more so by being connected with politics.
We wish, only that the 'murderers may i e
punished and innocent blood be avenged
by-thelaw.-: :i.. . ,
i Wedd' not wish t to ,'gb abroad that fcO
.Hortb cwoliam au !-"am to"exta.
the laws are assassinated by desperadoes, or
still worse, by assassins employed for po'liti
cal purposes... . J ' - , j "
- If there is a paper in the State which!
wishes to destroy the credit of North Caro
lina, let it blazon to the world the fact that
in North Carolina, officers of justice are
shot down by disguised assassins, and that
the murderers, are in the interest of political
parties. If there are such papers, the Stah
daed is not one of them. ' "' " ! i j (
:;,We wish to see the murderers brought to
justice, and pay the penalty of their crimes,
by the loss of their miserable lives., j We
wish to see justice done, but we do not wish
to use accounts of murder for the purpose of
creating political capital., 'U! ,irfv , ;., ! ; ,.
.' If the Sentinel chooses to adopt j this
course it can do so, bat we decline to enter
into such a contesUa contest that can have
but one result, tbe injuring of North Caro
lina. " " ' " ""-
" A young lady m Stanton, Va., keeps a list of
her male acquaintance in pocket diary, and
call it ber him book-Exehangt,. ..
, Her interest in thafb-ook probably centers
-1 in Chap,
W have no quarrel with the Raleigh Standard
when it shall abandon its tests of "loyalty"
and unite with the people of the State upon a
platform of universal amnesty and universal suf.
The Raleigh Standard , is edited with ercat
ability, we are free to confess, and its strength js
added to by the unfortunate and unreasonable op.
position maintained ny the conservative presses
of the State against President Grant and hi6 ail.
ministration. Frankness and justice would de
niand that they should bo fairly judged by thcir
meaaure. We see no reason why they are not
entitled to an honest and fair support Tlic
President is the hope of Virginia lot not tue
people ot North Carolina fall into the mista
of supposing they can accomplish any good auj
desirable end, whilo arrayed against the onlj
fluence upon which the South' most depend lot
her prosperity, progress and tranquility.
And vie have no quarrel with tbe Day Book.
nor do.we desire one. Too much newspaper
quarreling has already been done, and every
business interest ot the boutn nas suffered
in consequence. We do not wish to quarrel
with any paper, although we aro at all
times willing to discuss political questions.
We wish to see political discussions be
as to the best means of benefiting the people
and regaining our former prosperity not
alone to the end of denouncing our politi
cal opponents. "
; We believe that the triumph of the so-
called Democratic doctrines will injure tin
interests of tho South and place it iu au
attitude hostile to the general government.
Hence we oppose them and warn the peo
pie of their evil consequences.
j We warn the people against trusting the
Why? : ..' .-' ' '
Not because we do not think well of and
respect tbem as men, but because wo are op
posed to the principles with which tliey
would seek to govern the country.
We may respect and esteem men whose
political beliefs we know to bewrong.
But we are unwilling to see them in office
because we do not believe they would gov
ern rightly. : -.. .-;
We do not, however, wish to prevent tht-m
from holding office by the passage of disab
ling laws. We wish to defeat them only by the
votes of a people, who condemn their politi
Hence we are oppc ed to the test oitii
and to aU disfranchising laws.
The war is past
If the government had wished to punish
those who rebelled against it, it should have
done so immediately that the rebellion was
It should have punished the leaders the
men who inaugurated the rebellion.
This the government did not do.
It punished no one for the crime of trea
Four years have elapsed since the close of
the war. The majority of the States lately
in rebellion have been re-admitted to the
Union. Their citizens have the same rigULs
as the citizens of other States.
It is now too late to inaugurate punish
ments for crimes committed so long ago.
Then there should be no test oaths, no
disfranchisements, for tbe government, by its
own action, has virtually declared that trea
son shall not be punished.
Thus the Day Book can see that we favor
no "tests" of loyalty, in the shape of test
oaths, &c. The only test of loyalty in which
we have confidence is the test of action. If
men act in good faith toward the govern
ment, and endeavor to strengthen it, we
know they are loyaL
If they act in opposition to the govern
ment and scoff at its authority, and at t'.ic
flag, we would not believe such men loyal if
they took a thousand oaths. .
', By the "conservative press" .oi -TortU
Carolina, we suppose the Day Boole nic;ms
the radical Democratic sheets, as they are
the only papers in tbe State which "main
tain an unfortunate and unreasonable oppo
sition against President Grant and his ad
.We agree with the Day Book that the ad
ministration is entitled to an honest and fur
support, and we call the attention of our
people to the good advice given in the
closing paragraphs of the Day Book's article.
It comes from a North Carolinian.
In conclusion, we say to the Day Book that
we are willing to unite with all good men
in carrying out the principles of universal
suffrage and general amnesty. But . those
with whom we act must be loyal to the Gov
ernment. ' . ' !
... With the enemies of the Government wc
will have no terms.
Docs the Bay Book like this platform ? ,
lntion, aged ninety-one, left Banjor on Monday
in company with his granddaughter, Mrs. Pills-
bury, of Porsmoutb, for Muskegon, Michiji
1,400 miles, there to live is.' v
And although a new commet, he'll be one
of tbe oldest settlers there. :
' In speaking of the coming meeting for
the identification of the battlefield of Get
tysburg, a Richmond paper has the follow
ing, which we regard as truthful and appro
priate.;. It is a well-known fact, that the
soldiers of the two armies have a far kind
lier and more respectful feeling for each other
than have those who took no part in the con
test Those who were the first in war, were
also the first in peace, and had their feelings
prevailed throughout tho land, the present
bitterness would not now exist. We regard
the coming meeting of the officers of the
two armies as a thing of good, apart from
its mere historical importance. It is the meet
ing of those who stood front to front during
four years of hard fighting. It is the meet
ing of those who learned to respes' ci.-l:
other as brave and honorable focmcn. It iV
the avowal of mutual amity, and will fr
much to bring about a better state oi f.vl-
mg. '. Ihe following is the extract rc;::rca
.'t09fii:'-) .- rt;. 7. .' -,i .
'W are 'Bot considering this subject i. :i"
light of mere rosy romance, but to those wl o iii
it will -occur as another reason by General
should attend this gathering, and be reinft . ; i
by as many of his- old companions in arras ab
possible, that the effect npon theouritry and ILo
world would be almost magically dramatic. That
a kindly and fraternal feeling aid dutnal respect
exist between both the officers! acil men of the
old Army of Northern Vlrglnii and the Army ot
the Potomac, is not questioned bj'auy one -viio
belonged to or has associated 'wit j cither aide.
But the spectacle of the officers of those two ar
mies meeting upon one of those most desperate
ly contested fields and jliscubsin.
amity its various features, ana un
Dating those peculiar clarac ens I
ing tr ea!g-.
of interest which possets a ii otha U.Lv.
ao more to bol thTjittorov - '
secuona tbaa perhaps aoyU "i-d n-
applaud tbe scene.rui .,.t m. n . . .. .., .
interested men of .
every ca.lln,' everywhere
,. 1 t7 nnaist Aabl ) i: li.-at'.Mi that
the American Union i. . - , j
Urmly as ever it C tr - " "
wnnM baa I- Kta. . J "
and we commend it 7JfTi a pri -liflv i,am .-pnblic.-JW
i-"t the reanogund bnsim-sa..
t Yes, the Ubtener k ,. '
conducted in a luatop. I'apor' and 58
n w :' tJa Pro Via cnlLT-
ririse urjon the Dart ',.
discussine political ' ductors.
to abuse but presents
HGVnr r?rcrn Ac
If we ever
we are. sura tli&t itVili
i . ' lth thn mum
bo conducted in i
.Lt xriuh th,,C0Urtesy- On this ac-
niary succm 1 1 -, ; v -
IBo UiJCago p0.
jjudois as prennt
says that the reason
:d a vile joke. He
JhicagQ; did not fall
withijr he central 1
e of the eclipse, and
see the total obscrna-
Lord didn't daro to
t city so JoBi
in the dark.
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