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WlIiMINGTO, N. C, w ro riii:vi;N i' i'lt.ii'M sir ho sixth juticln of the Coustitu relates to miJJY.,';e and eligibility 1liee. t i needless to tell any sane sen- ie m.m Hint, in :i country in which element rise and lull, aeeordiug i.o '..-ill !' ni people hs expressed the billot i n .v, it i: of prime im tanee thai fraudulent, voting shall' I ' (Mi! (.1. Freedom of elections i tho purit of Mm; ballot, box aro .lately essent iai f. tlio long con H eXi.sletie;' i'f il Democratic gov itii:Mil iliis is what the amend iif . !o ti.ii- miIu-Ik .f theOoiiMtitutioii j kH to rit-etll " S ill e t.Wochallge V 1 1- this anwmlment ; the first. ro- ,. . i . r. s ii rrsiili'iicc oi hi i.-iy i!iyn in 'iuiiiy to enable a man io vote, ,t; of thirty itH the law now at I t. Tl.- second prohibits any man .. l .1,1 1 i....,...n. ii,i voiiii'r uiii Mi:tn unvn in i ;w . niii uny infamous crime and who iii be emu icfed thereof. 'I"m. lii s! change, that which required iM-tv days residence in a county be it- n man cn voie, iiimciui 01 uuii 'ificLoh r?', was proposed to pro mi what in these' latter days is known 'colonizing.". Xot one election, wo n:ur; to say, has been held since impo.-.tlion o! uie uunnj wwnli- liM.n in wiiii'ii meie mm uoi wuoh .;- :.i less '-colonizing" done by tho ....;! I p.Mfy. In 1S72 negroes were 'iiit as fur as from Washington !v to vote flu Jladical ticket in .th ( Urolhji Nor was tiiere any in.' iii preveiii. meir comm jiuui n ti Carol iua :i ro I Virginia for the : i; ui joS'-. Nor wn.i this particu i.iiid of fraudulent voting confined ers imported from other States. . I . .sely contested counties the com- ., ;.i.4rti..-e. h.t or-eu to introduce . ,. .-s pet iieioie tho election from ..uties in vlncn there were lare .. Tirijoiii ie:, register them Ulld u i ?i. t i. This is e.sroeially easy iig ih Hn'-Hof the various railways Um - '.-,tate; but that it has not been iilined to tlim alone, tho county of !i is a iiotubie and well known ex :.le. 'J'iii' eii was a great and ; vons m;. it was to this cause Ii it, our friend i nttributn tho loss of eoiiur.v oi iXiecKienuurg in f r 1 1 1 1 1 - -. election of delegates' to tho .liwti! utioiir..l (Jonvontion last year, i i wo all remember tho ans- ver Ktl me. ioor ignorant uegio u en vara at?o m i.nis -n.', who, v uuu , ! ed bv th; !. holders where he u.d voted the jr.ar proviona, openly ;u . t that "in the morning ho had i at Mori Invest and in the evening . il a 1 IT I fir T J At- ii' jiao vr.rea in me x'lit warti, nie i'-.'t Waril being in New Hanover oi.-ity and North vest precinct being n !! -unswiok c ounty. It was to pro eel. the bailoL box from fraud of this iiaraeler that the proposed amend-iii-ntM ieipiir; a residence of ninety It vs. Other Stales have found ituee u-y to ;td",t the same irecaution, vs sMK-huset.ts. for examrde, having ;--imo m far a.s to require six months instead of ninety days' residence in a e. Minty before permitting its citizens vote. No man familiar with the f:- torv ot elections in North Carolina ice ISf'iS can truthfully say tho ii.mge waf not needed. Yet only one il.-dieat member could bo induced to vote for it. The other change t imply prevents It.iueves and other lclons eonvictea ot njiiamous crimi's nereun.er eouiuiiLieo i- - t n l fiom exorcising tho" right of Buffrage. '1 ""hat. unch creatures as these aro unfit Ito have any voice in tho control of tho tovemmf nt under which honest men ie to live, wonl.l seem to be a plain proposition. As the law now stands the pick pocket and the honso-breaker, 1 he forger and the perjurer, can kill the voter, of tho best, purest, most iinft and most intelligent men i.-. the whole State. Such ought not Lo be the law and yet of tho fifty-nine Helical members of the Convention ov:!y live could bo found with courage enough to say, by their votes, that eonvicted thieves and pick-pockets and i i a gers and perjurers and barn-burners ought not to go to the polls with hciiest men. It speaks badly for a p rty that its leaders are thus afraitl to make any distinction between rogues hi d honest men at tho ballot-box. i itii s n. in sm:i:, i;i. 'the gifted young Elector for the Haleigh District is making a fine im- pi eeaion npdu tho public. His speoches ii! Sruitlilield, riymouth, Morganton IMentonnnd other points have been highly spoken of. The Albemnrle Time thusspeaks of ins effort at Plymouth: (ion. Leach then made a better Upeech than he did in Ednton, and was followed by.Fabius 11. Uusoee, oi Wake, Elector lor tho Metropolitan District. Ho puts as much sense, bet- ter expressed, inside of t'ortv minutes, than most men in North Carolina. He pleased our people very greatly and will bo long remembered by them and aiways welcomeii oy tuem suouia ne rousent to return to the Albemarle Jand. ' . Tho Bnrko JiUuh- refused to report Jus speech at Morguntonsayicg that to do so, would be to exhaust all its campaign thunder, as in a speech of an hour he summed up all tho inquitiesof t Radicalism. He is everywhere spoken rf 'as a chaste -and eloquent' orator, who knows the value both of words and ot timo, and that is high praiso for young man. A little girl in town, says the Savan nah Morning Nt:w, .recently saw an old drunken man lying on a door step, tho perspiration pouring off . his face and a crowd of children preyaring to make fun of him. She took her little apron and wiped his face, and then looked up so pitifully to tho rest and r.iade this remark: "O, say, don't hurt him. Hd's somebody's grandpa." Rather heavy on grandpas in that i ection, isn't it? The Boston Vost expects the "bloody Iphirt factory" to run on full time dur- ling the next four monthfi. I tio' Piiu ii ii Ajoitrrv -vn r j SAY rAKTKIt P.T AND IIAHNUTT ItlOOIIE t According to tho last census there was in ' 1870 a clear mujority , ot 4120 white voters in this District, 2128 of which were in the counties of Carteret, Harnett and Moore and 1H92 iu the 'othet counties of the District. In 1872 Colonel Waddell carried the District Uy a majority of 1287 votes, of which Carteret gave 17, Harnett 92 and Moore 25. in nil 134; that is to say, Carteret, Harnett and Moortj with . a white majority of 2428 eoutri uted barely a tenth, while the other counties with ouly 1G92 white majori ty eoutri billed uearly tone-tenths' of tho majority by which Colonel Wad dell was elected. It is plain therefore that if Ihewe three counties had done a wt II as the others did for the canse, the- would have contributed not mere ly :M votes but 1PMJ votes to swell our majority and would thereby have increased it to 'JS22 in the District. These are facts undeniable and in disputable Jin the records show be yond all doubt. What nay our friends iu Carteret Harnett and Moore. Do thry intend to be distanced in the coming race as in. former onei-?Vill they bo content to give only 1:1 of their 2500 white majority, not six votes in the hundred, for the party of honesty and reform that is now a-king th" people to put it in power? It is not because the white men iu these counties have voted the Uadical ticket that sue'i small showing has been made, b it because they have not voted at all. They have taken no in terest iu the election and have not gone to the polls. Iu those counties, as in others, the bulk of the Radical vote has been cast by negioes. In Harnett thero were not over 150 white Radicals and in Moore not over 350. Iu Carteret the white Radical vote was less than 100. The balance of the 4287 white voters iu these three counties who did not vote the white man's ticket, over a thousand in number, remained at home and did not vote at all. Cannot they b.; persuaded to give one day to their country in November? We cannot believe that in an elec tion in which so many and such mo mentous issues are involved, that our white brethren in these comities will be content to remain idle and indiffer ent spectators of the great conflict. Twenty-tiva hundred is the very small est majority that we ought to get Thirty-five hundred would be much nearer what we are fairly entitled to expect for such a ticket .as ours is; for if there was a white ma jority in 1870 of 4120, the white majority now, fix. years later, ought to be at least 5000, taking into cou sideraMon the diminished number of negro voters brought about by emi gration and other causes and the na tural increase of the whites whose nnmbers have beon reduced by no such meaue. There is no reason why a single white vote should be lost otherwise than by sickness or unavoidable acci dt nt. We have ample time to make all necessary arrangements. Every hite voter in every township in tho District ought to be visited and all such as aro indifferent or hike warm ought to be aroused to a prop er appreciation ot tne great im portance of the struggle for power now going on. All the peo ple want is information, correct, re liable information. To inform a white man of what is at htake in the coming election, is to create ui him an earnest desire for the success of our cause in November. ',' Rut everything depends on the char acter and efficiency of the members of tho Township Ex cntiyjB Committees and the zeal and activity of the Tilden and Vance Clubs, ; and we therefore appeal to oar friends in Carteret, Har nett and Moore to see to it that ia every township there ia at "once an, active cooperation between a thoroughgoing executive committee and a well organ ized enthusiastic Tilden and Vance Club. Let them make pp their minds resolutely that their counties shall no longer lag so far behind their sisters in the great work of redeeming the State from the sin and shame of Radi cal rnle for it is both a sin ' and a shame for white men to permit this fair land to be cursed with Radical rule. . In the other counties too we ought to do better than we have done. We onght to increase our majority in them at least 400 votes. Everybody has his ambition. It is our ambition to be able to boast after the election is over that our dis trict lias given a large majority ao cording to its white voters than any district in tho State. Night and day we shall labor for this. Will our friends all over the district join us in the effort ? All, we have to do to secure this proud result is to work regularly and systematically. Let every man find out how his neighbor feels about the election and what he intends to do. Lot no man be overlooked. We have the strength if we will only put j it forth on election dav. Let us onlv worK for 2,DUU majority and we will surely get it. A very grave complaint has been brought by the New York Times against the ex-Confederato House of Representatives at Washington city 1 A auu Huy wnai we will aDOUt it, it is true. Tho complaint is that Colonel Gkorob W. Kibk the Tennessee cut throat and the hero of Holden's Rad ical war in North Carolina in 1870, has been removed from command of the police in charge of the Capitol build ing at Washington and an eXoConfed erate put in his place The complaint is well founded we are happy to say. But it will be better for us to be cau tious in the expression of bur gratifica tion for we know not when Kibk may be recalled to North Carolina. Pear son is still on the Supreme Court bench, Settle is the Radical candidate for Governor, Mc Lindsey is Radical candidate for Congress, Holden is a member of the Radical Executive Com mittee and John Pool is Superintendent of Public Instruction. Kirk is the only one of the vile gang of 1870 that is idle in the Radical camp. Will not Brogden provide for him too ? i Til i: V A ! I DA I KS. The candidates before the people-for the Presidency of ..the United Stales during the next four years, are, as is well "-'known, 'Samuel J. Tilden the Governor of "New York, and Ruther ford B. Hayes, the. Governor of Ohio. It is the duty of every - citizen to cast .bis 'vote for one of these gentlemen and to consider well the effect which that vote may haveupon the future condition of the country. In order to do this something tnu.tbe kuown of of the charactera of the respective candidates.- Of one very little need be written." Governor Tilden ia known through the length and breadth of the laud His work-in the gubernatorial chair of New York, has rendered his name a synonym for political honesty aud uprightness. No one has auy doubt that in whatever position of trunt and responsibility he may be placed, he will give a strict account of tha stewardship with which he has been intru.-trd. His work with the New York rings is an . m . . . Ml 1 il. earnest oi wiiat no win uu wim Washington rings, when elected to occupy the White House, as there can be no doubt he will be. He will mirify the government, and drive out the thieves and scoundrels which now in fest its every corner, as well as the larger but e qually unclean animals that enjoy more openly the smiles and protection of ' the chiet. His success is assured from the fact that he is vigorously opposed, without regard to party, by every man who has prod ted, or is willing to profit, by political per fidy and dishonesty. They know that his advent to power will be the death signal for them and their detestable practices, and they therefore. by the most bitter and unscrupulous opposi tion do all they can to defeat him and to elect their own candidate. And who is this Goveraor Hayes, the candidate of the corruptionisU ? Ho has occupied some public jiosi tions. He has been a member cf Con gress, and is now the Governor of an influential Sbitto. Yet he has made no mark by which the people may know him. ne has mIiowu himself to be a man of very commonplace abilities, without sufficient character to raise his voice in reprehension of the villauies which must have been offensive to him. He has not sufficient stamina to make a stand now in opposition to public corruption, and refuse the as sistanee of .men known to be politica thieves aud plunderers. He may wish to see things better, but, however strong the desire might be,he would, if elected, be unable to insure its ac complishment, hampered as he woub be by the Rndical leaders through whom the various details of his work would have to.be accomplished. The Camerons, the Blaines, the Mortons, the Couklings, the Chandlers and the Shepherds would work the machine in their own manner, and we well know, by the history of the past eight years what their methods are. In office he would be nothing, and could be noth ing but the figurehead of the party which elects him His work woul be done through the party leaders The worst features of Grantism woul remain alive and active. This the country is not prepared to permit, am it has therefore unmistakably shown itn preference for Samuel J. J Uuen. :oi. .i.AitiAit's sii:i:cn. The Baltimore Gazette commends the speech of Col. Lamar delivered in the' House of Representatives on Wednesday last, as a calm, trutlifu expressiou of the sentiment of the South, touching the political issues o the day. It says: Mr. Lamar is a representative Southern man, with views as broad as the nation itself. He passed through the thrilling scenes of civil strife am' bore a noble part in them. With the South he has shared her humiliation and with her he pleads for a reunited country, the restoration of peace am harmony, and the supremaoy of the civil law. With her he protests against the rule of tho bayonet, and with her and for her he demands a reformed and purified government. Mr. Lamar's speech is an eloquent appeal for re conciliation, but we do not imagine that statesmen of Senator Morton's stamp will think well , of it. Imme diate reconciliation on a basis of com mon justioe would defeat Hayes be yond question, and that would never do. Of all the Senators who voted for the acquittal of Belknap only one -dared to say he believed the evidence insufficient to prove the charges cf corruption and bribery. The others contented themselves with the plea that the Senate had not jurisdiction to try Belknap after the President had accepted his resignation. The verdict of the Senate was substantially "Guilty, guilty of Bribery and Cor rnption but saved from punishment by President Grant." But what a verdict this was after the Senate had formally declared that it did have jurisdiction to try the man and actually did try him! Commenting upon Belknap's acquit tal, the New York Timet, Radical though it be, is forced to say: We have little patience to discuss the' consequence of yesterday's pro ceedings with reference to the Repub lican party; but as all the Senators voting for the acquital were Republic cans but ona, and as all but one of these Republicans voted on professed grounds purely technical, it may be as well to. point ou that, whether they meant it or not, they have put a for midable weapon in the hands of their opponents. The Democrats will assert that Belknap was proved guilty, and no one can deny it; that he escaped punishment by a technicality through Republican votes, aud this is true; that a Republican President added to, if he did not furnish, this opportunity of escape by accepting his resignation, and no one can contradict it. Against all of which we can only offer this im posing spectacle of twenty-four Re publican Senators standing bv their consciences, in despite of what might happen to their party or their country. If anyjone has the audacity to object that in the case of some of the Sena tors, their conscience's not of so con spicuously just and highly trained a sort that the country can rely on it as implicitly as the Senators themselves claim to nave done, we shall be sorry, but we cannot much blame the ob jector. THE WAli 11IAT 1I0LDKN MADE. Kirk f '! raien to Bum (lie 'I'own of Va-nceyvllle ami lo Kill tlin Women aud Children. H0I.DF.N ENDORSES KIRK. Settle "Substantially sus tains" Holden. We present this- morning a portion of the testimony asreported in the first volume of the trial of the impeachment of Governor Holden, relative to Kirk's threats to burn the town .if Yancey- ville and to kill the women and child- en iu case auy resistance was made to him and the orders to that effect is- . . - , S I T "I . 1 1 nil. a to nun ny governor rjoiueu. Henry P. Itraodori, the first witness, was then and for a long tune after ward clerk of the Superior Court in Caswell and a gentleman of unim peachable character. Judge John Kerr ie well known in every portion of tho State. The venerable Mr. Bowe, m . . . l t I II . one oi the most respeoiaoio geniie- men to be found within the borders of the State was for many years a justice of the peace in the olden time and a devout aud cmsist-nit member of - the Baptist Church. The testimony of thoso gentlemen is unimpeachable. Let the people read it carefully and see what outrages Settle permitted Holden and Kirk's -cutthroats to perpetrate upon the defense less people of North Carolina.. A word from him would have stopped the whole business instantly just as a word from Judge Brooks put a stop to it. Is a man who would thus ret use to lift his hand iu defense of his fel low citizens thus outraged fit to be their Governor ? We rather think not. Henry P. Brandon having been duly sworn testified as follows: Q. State whether you heard any conversation between Kirk and his men with regard to the treatment of the citizens on certain occasions ? A. I did Oil several occasions. Q. State anything of the kind that you hoard ? A. Upon his arrival when Mr. Bowe was arreste!; as I aaid just, now, there was great confusiou iu the house, and threats were made in there bv Kirk and this man Banner that if there was anv resistance offered to their anthority they would shoot the citizens, the last one of them, and burn the town. O. Who said that ? A. I hoard that spoken by Kirk when he arrested Bowe. Q. He would shoot the citizens and burn the town if there was any resis tance ? A. Shoot the prisoners and the other citizens too. I heard that spoken by Kirk when he arrested Mr. Bowe. Q. Was anything saitf about burn ing ? A. Yes sir he would bnrn up the town. 1 heard that repeated several times bv tho men. 1 heard him make that threat in a public speech on the square in the town on the Saturday before the election. Q. What was the subject of his har angue ? His subjeet was Ku-Klux and rebels. He said that he was not a speaking man, that he was a woiking man and he came there to put down the Kn-Klux aud he intended to stay there until the last child was grey, but what he would do it. He remarked he had got a court constituted and he would trv them, and if thev were found guilty they would swing, and if there was any resistance ottered to his authority that the last one of the town would go up. and the town would bo up witu tuem. i nearu that in a public speech. Q. In this oratory did you hear what- he said he would do to the women and children ? A, They were classed with the others, he would shoot them too. That was said by his men on repeated occasions. Q. They would shoot the prisoners and the citizens, burn down the town and kill the women and children ? A. That was the general remark. Part of it was uttered at the time he ar rested Mr. Bowe. The next was more explicit when he made his speech. I heard it. uttered by him almost any time. Whenever he become excited about anything -ho would make that remark, and not only myself but al most all tho prisoners heard it. Q. Did Kirk state or not when he made these terrible threats to the peo ple whether he had any orders upon the subject, and if so, from whom 1 A. Yes, sir, I heard him applied to several times to parole men on bond, or to otherwise release them. Ho re plied that lie could not do so, that he had orders from Governor Holden to hold them all subject to his order. He told me myself that he had orders from Governor Holden to arrest every man he had arrested. Q. Did he say he had orders to treat the citizens of the town in that way ? A. He said that the Governor's orders were that if there was a hair of his men's heads hurt, the prisoners and men were to be shot down the women and ehi tdren were to be butchered, and the town burnt. He was in an excited state when he spoke. Q. By the Chief Justice. Had he been drinking when he said that ? A. No, sir, I do not mean that. He was mad; he said it in a passion. John Kerr having been duly sworn testified as follows: . Q. It was a general order V A. Yes, sir, that upon any attempt to rescue he would destroy the women and children, burn tho town and put the prisoners to death. I desire to make one remark about that declaration of Kirk's. His man ler is perfect in my memory and I will state how he ex plained himself as I remember it at the time he spoke of burning the town. He said with considerable anger that "If any attempt was made to rescue, his orders" he put that word in "were to shoot down the prisoners " Then he went on the same connection to say "And I will burn the town down and destroy the women and children." Q. He did not say this other part was his orders ? A. The utterance was all in the game connection. Wm. B. Bowe having been duly sworn testified as follows: Colonel Kirk came up in the conrt house very much excited, and called the attention of all prisoners that he had credibly informed that he was to be attacked by a body of men in a very few minutes, and he said, "In case I am I shall shoot the last one of von. and bum the town, and destroy the women and children." Q. That was in the night ? A. That was in the night. There was another occasion which brought him out very much in the same sort of way, when he said ' he had been informed that they were coming from Danville. He made very much the same 'remark then. Q. Did he say anything- about his orders ? A. I distinctly recollect on one occasion' that he said he had orders, in case he was resisted in any way, to kill the prisoners. And when these men appealed for protection to Judge Settle, a sworn officer of the law, he deliberately told them, even while under the sanction of his oath, that there was no power in all North Carolina to save them from ontrage or even from death, that they aud all others iu the State must submit to Holden's sweet will. And this man Settle is now running for Governor and Holden is doing all he can to eject hiin! Aud so,' too, is John Pool. Are t hese men sane ? Do they think the people of North Oaro . lina are fools and have they forgotten that Holden was driven iu disgrace from his high office for the very orimes in which Judge Settle gavo him such substantial support ! The people hare not forgotten hut of these things! 1IRI.KA1 ANI ItOIH.SO.V. The New York Sun says: An he coetemplates the course which the great mjorit.y (if the Republicans are pursuing toward Robeson, Belknap must think he committed a blunder in ot nfessing and resigning. If he had rcmained in oftie-, would not the Re publicans have tried to carry him through, just as they avo now trying to carry through Robeson? His mis conduct is not a tenth part as flagrant, as that of Robeson; and are not the Republicans in the-House whitewash ing Robeson? and iu face of the damn itg fa.3ts does not Grant keep him in the Cabinet? and are not nearly all the Republican newspapers in the couutry defending Robeson, and denouncing the Democratic members of the Naval Committee for exposing his thievish, profligate aud dieastious administra tion of the Navy Department? If Belknap had stayed in office and fought his battle on that vantage crroiind. is tlnsre a shadow of doubt r that he could have rallied to his sup port all the influences that . nave so promptly come forward to protect Robeson ? With the aid of Grant and the other members of tho Cabinet.aud a whitewashing report in hia favor from the Republican members of the War Committee in the. House, might not lielkmip have hoped to deter the Democratic majority from impeaching him ? Or, if unsuccessful in this, yet with a case against him whioh in weak and contemptible in comparison with tho colossal rascality of Robeson, might ho not have found a sufficient numner oi' Republican Senators ready to save him from conviction 1 Bold rascals don't like cowards. By throwing up the sponge at the com mencement of the conflict Belknap lost the sympathy and aid of the corrupt element a in Grant's administration and the Republican party; and that ruined him. How different tho course of Robeson! Like him, Belknap should have drawn around him all the rogues, aud fought it out on that line. r ii i: a in i: n iti m -r s i n 'rn i WKST. The Davidson Record says : Wo have information that the pro posed Constitutional Amendments an growing iu favor with the people daily. The more they are discussed, tho bet ter the people like them, and the pros pect is that they will be ratified by i large majority of the people of this county, iu spito of tho efforts of a few selfcoustitnted would-be leaders, who are industriously seeking, by misrep reseutation aud false cries to frighten honest Republicans away from sup porting these amendments. We beg the honest, tax-paying masses of al parties to watch these men and not al low them, by appeals to passion am prejudice, to blind you to the great value ; of these" amendments. Why should we not adopt these amend ments, now that wo have the chance, and savo hundreds of thousands, even millions of dollars for ourselves aud our children ? . i We cannot ri asonably look forward to certain trinmpu in JNovomber un less we also look forward to putting forth everv exertion of which wo aro capable. We have tho same unscru lous cuemy to meet, thirsting for blood, hungry for spoils, treacherous, desperate and vindictive as ever be fore. The . Radical party seeks to maintain its supremacy, to gratify its lust for pillage and plunder and its passion for revenge on the white peo ple of the State that after sixteen years of riotous lioense is yet unsated. We will not believe that such a terrible calamity is in store for us, for we can not bolieve that the white men of North Carolina will prove so recreant to every instinct of raco and blood and to every natural longing for peace and law and good order and good govern ment. we nave tne power in our own hands. If we do not exercise it the fault will be our own. Now is the time to organize for a glorious victory that shall redeem the State forever. Not long since, D. W. Munn of Chicago asked ex Speaker Blaine to procure a favor for him from Grant. In answer to his request Blaine in formed Munn that he had no influence vi ith Grant, in the following plain language: "I have no influence with the pres ent administration. No man has who not a thief by instinct. J. G. Blaine." And just because Blaine ga ve Grant this little piece of his mind, the New York Herald gets in high dudgeon and virtuously reminds tho new Maine Senator that only a few weeks have passed since he professed to have "in flnence enough with the present ad ministration" to secure a Consulate for Mulligan. The bridges crossing the Thames "for general purposes in London are the following: Battersea, VaUxhall, Waterloo, Blackfriars, South war k, and London Bridge, which is the last toward the sea, all ocean steamers and large vessels being compelled to an chor below. It is now proposed to build another bridge across the river, just below the Tower, and about a quarter of a mile below London Bridge, tit a cost estimated at nearly. 82,500, 000. Hampton Court Bridge, the last on the Thames on whichT tolls are levied, has been .thrown open free to the public, the tolls having been extin guished forever by a public outlay of $200,000. rfCAI'l'OK rOill AND SECESSION. Iu the journal of the proceedings of the Legislature of 1854-'55 is to be found the folio wit g record: " Mr. Settle introduced the following resolutions: , . 1. Resolved,- That the act passed at the last session of Congress, providing territorial governments for Nebraska and Kansas, embrace the true priuci- pie iu relation ; to the power of the Federal Government, on the subject of slavery in the territories. 2. Resolved, rhftt the principle as - served ia e.aid Hct, on the question of slavery, in a subject of vital import ance upon which all Southern men ought to unite. t 3. Resolved, That the attempt on the part of -some of the States of t he North to interfere with slavery iu tho South is a flagrant violation of the Constitu tion c( the United States, ami fraught with incalculable mischief to the peo ole of this State. 4. Resolved, That the preservation of the right-4 of this State in the peaceful enjojmen of the domestic institution of slavery is a paramount duty. 5. Resolved, That much praise is due to the patriotic men who have boldly maintained the compromises of the constitution in the midst of the infu riated fanaticism of the North. 6. Resolved, That this State is deter mined lo resist auy iurther encroach ments upon her constitutional rights. 7. Resolved, That in the event the Federal Government repeal or im pair the efficiency of the provisions of the fugitive slave law, or refuses to enforce its execution in good faith, that it will amount to a virtual dissolution of the Uniou; and that it will become the duty of this State to take suoh measures as may be required ' for her safety aud security. 8. Resolved, That if either of the con tingencies contemplated in the forego ing resolutions should arise during the recess of the General Assembly, that the Governor be requested to convene that body, to the end that the rights of the State m ly be maintained. 9. Resolved, That a copy of these resolutions be transmitted by the ex ecutive to eich of the Senators and Representatives in Congress from this State, to be laid before their respec tive houses, and also a copy to the Governors of the respective States of the Union. The following touching' tribute to the memory of Mr. Guion is from tho peu of Richard B. Ckkkcy, Esq., of Elizabeth City. It is taken from the Economist, ol that city, of which paper Mr. Ckekoy is the editor: DEATH OF HAYWOOD W. GUION. This distinguished oative son of North Carolina, who had reached eminent distinction in tho ranks of law and letters, died at Charlotte on the 19th uit., from the effects of an at tuck of paralysis, some months before his death, which had nearly destroyed the physical and the mental power of one of the finest intellects n North Caro lina. Haywood Gniou was uncom monly gifted, intellectually, as a boy and as a man. He was a native of Newberxjj aud soon after graduating at the University of North Carolina, he settled at Lincolnton, in the Western part of the State, and subsequently removed to Charlotte, where he died at the age of G2. He was our Chapel 'Hill classmate; and save oursolf, the last of tho large class large for the period that grad uated in the month of June, in tho year 1835. It is therefore with no ordinary emotious that we chronicle his death. It is fit that we should do so; for wo alone, of all his classmates, are left to speak of him whom we all loved with the unselfish love of boyhood, who always lead uh in boyish sports, who while a severe and laliorious student was yet always ready to bear his part in anything that added lo the happi ness of his companions, who, iu the class recitalious, was always first, who, in the Philanthropic Society debatos was always the equal of the best de bater, and who, when the time came for us to lay down the togavirilis and assume the robes of manhood, stood without a peer aud bore away from us all the coveted aud hard fought palm of collegiate distinction. But his well won honors were worihily worn and left no sting of wounded ambition upon the hearts of his youthful com petitors. Farewell friend of my youth ! Fare well first among our classmates ! Fare well last to leave us all alone ! From the Raleigh News. TllE(JAICIII,KO iiriri.ics-A IMS COVEItV. We have received reliable informa tion from a very high source, that it has transpired in Washington that the garbled letters which - Judge Settle is showing in the West were obtained from the department where Governor Vance's war letters are kept, by the notorious John G. Hester. This infamous man is said to be the tool employed to make the garbled ex tracts from Vanco's letters, which the Republicans are laying so much store by in this campaign, y- jonn neater a reputed mur derer a known swindler a detective ahd spy a wretched government par asite a vile, sneaking and contempti ble hvpocrite and impostor is a fit ting instrument to do such work.' No more striking illustration of the terrible m sgovernment of South Caro lina could be produced than the pres ent pitiable condition of her insane Dr. Ensor, tho Superintendant of the State insane sylnm, says the time has arrived -wiien the inmates of that in stitution must receive assistance or starve. The institution is largely in debt, its credit is gone, and parties who have been furnishing beef, bread, milk, &c, have given notice that they can no longer continue to supply these articles unless there is some guarantee given them that they will be paid. The Superintendent says sickness. disease and death must inevitably fob low this condition of affairs. The State owes the asylum fund some S35.- 000, but, in consequence of misman agement somewhere, nothing can bo obtained. Negroes are to be brought to Loniss iana from Alabama and Mississippi to vote in the Presidential election. The Republicans claim that between six and seven thousand negroes have already left the States named and taken up their residence in Louisiana. The same game will be attempted in In diana and Ohio by bringing negroes from Kentucky. The Republicans know the impossibility of carrying Kentucky, and will endeavor to control Ohio and Indiana by colonizing negroes in 'November. Ex-Marshal Baaine, of France, it is said, in directing the movements of the Turkish army. General Kauffman, of Khiva fame, is acting with the Ser vians, The withdrawal of Mr. Orth the Radical candidate for Governor in In diana, goes very far toward removing any doubt that might have existed as to the result in that State in October. Blue Jeans Jimmy Williams' good for tune still clings to him. But what, a ecial rascal Orth must have been, to turn even Radical stomachs! The tioublo was "concerning of" souift Venezuela bonds! One ot the chiefs who led the Sionx against General Custer on" the. Little Big Horn has unmixed white blood his veius. He wan born iu Pike county. Mo., his father beirg one of Hie pioneers of the Missouri and a veteran in the Mexican war. Ho was captured by the Indians when a boy, grew up among them, and finally be came their chief. The Georgia Press is rejoicing greatly over the nomination of General A. IT. Colquitt ns the Democratic candidate for Governor of that State. The nomi nation was made by acclamation by the State Convention. of tho party in Atlan ta on Tuesday iast. lfnrper's Weekly wants to know: " Is Tilden a safe man? ' Tho World responds: "If pur memory serves us right, the u.imes of tho 'safe' men are Harrington and Babcock." Foi hi tho Jii-trna' It (lltCNOll FollUcal lroi ct Dear Sir: With your consent, 1 propose to furnish the readers of the Journatj with occasional letters from Robeson showing the campaign or po litical topics especially, as well as oth er items of interest that may fall under my observation. From a combination ot circum stances, the county of Robeson has attained a notoriety in the last few years co-extensive with the Union. First, the unparalleled car3er of tho outlaws, and their noted chieftain, Henry Berry Lowery, whose high handed deeds of murder, robbery and assassination, connived at by radical of ficials high in power, gave the couuty, far and wide, an unenviable notoriety. Following this, the contested election case in our late Constitutional Conveu tion, carriod up from this county, upon whioh tho complexion of the convention hinged, and upon which decision i'derests of such magnitude wore involved. The Herculean and unscrupulous efforts made by the radical party through their pliant tool Nor ment to unseat the democratic members, the howl of rage that followed their failure to car ry out their desperate venture to stifle the voice of tho people that emanated from every radical she'et in the land, followed by tho malicious persecution of our county eomm'.ssioners, uy urag ing them before the United States commissioner and having them bound over before the federal courts, ami lastly thecomplete vindication of tho aforesaid commissioners who were discharged by the prosecution all combined have given the staid Conservative couuty of Kobesou a wide spread prominence that induces your correspondent to fbitter himself that tho public will still bo interested in what we me doing in these stirring times. I have been a close observer of po litical affairs for the past quarter of a century, and I can sav without exag geration that I have never oa any pre - vious occasion witnessed one half the zoal- aud iuterest manifested by the people as they are already exhibiting. although the campaign is just opening upon us. This is peculiarity gratilying, as iu no former eiioch in our history as a nation, have such mighty interests been involved to arouse tho hopes and fears of tho American people, as those presented to them m our com ing elections. And this is exact I v what we want. Once get the people thoroughly interested, investigation (follows, and tho result is certain; th Centennial anniversary of our nation's birth day will go out midst the joyous shout of millions of froomeu and the new year will be ushered in as a polit ical jubilee by a people once more en franchised. Therefore it is gratifying to be able to report that there is no apathy, or indifference in Robeson on the political issues of the day, and if tne same feeling pervades tho other counties in the State, the Democratic majority in November will roll up 20,000. Your Journal ie doing noblo work in stirring up the minds of the peoplo to tho importance of tho task befoie them. Continue tho good work, and with truth and justice and a hearty enthusiasm on our part, we will dis card from our political dictionary any snch word as fail. I cannot close this letter more ap propriately than by giving you a short extract lrom a speech delivered by one of the greatost intellects that ever adorned the legislative assemblies of this government, ou this very subject. I refer to a speech made by George McDnfne, at that time United States Senator from South Carolina. "We have been frequently told that tha farmer should attend to his plow and the mechanic to his handicraft during the canvass for the Presidency. Sir, a more dangerous doctrine could not be inculcated. if there is any spectacle fr.om the contemplation of which I would shrink with peouliar ' horror; it would be that of the great mass of the American people sunk into a profound apathy on the subject of their highest political interest." "Sucb a spectacle would be more portentous to the eye of intelligent patriotism, than all the monsters of the earth and fiery signs of the heav ens to the eye of trembling supersti tion. If the people could be indiffer ent to the fate of a contest for the presidency, they would be unworthy of freedom. If I were to perceive them sinking into this apathy I would even apply the power of political gal vanism, if such a power could be found, to rouse them from their fatal lethargy." "Keep the people quiet ! Peace t Peace ! Such are the whispers by which the peopla are to be lulled to sleep, in the very crisis of their high est concerns. 'You make a solitude and call it peace !' Peace ! 'Tis death ! Take away all interest from tho people in the election of their chief ruler, and liberty is no more." "What sir, is to be the consequence ? If the people do not elect . their Presi dent, some body must. There is no special providence to decide the ques tion. Who then, is to make the elec tion, and how will it operate? You throw a general paralysis over the body politic, and excite a morbid ao- tion in particular members. The gen eral patriotic excitement of the people in relation to the election of president is essential to the health and energy of the political system, as circulation of the blood is to the health and energy of the natural body. Check that cir culation, and you inevitably produce local inflammation, gangrene, and un timely death." If the sentiments enunciated by this great statesman were true at the time he uttered them, how much more so are they, now, when liberty and the perpetuity of free government are the prizes for whioh they are battling. lours, . W. Jf. Ii. Abqixs. 0. C, R, R. MR. SMITH'S BOY. Slit SUirtllnir s tut t-. .. . " jtia Fainlljr, Max Adeler has the following t late in the, Philadelphia. Bulletin- a family naiue.l Smith ha n moved to Germantown, and Mr Brown's boy, on Saturday, leaned over the fence and gave to our renm-t. i.:! improsKions of Mr. Smith's boy a Wi about fourteen years ohl: f Yes, me and him aro right well a0. he knows moro'n I do more exneriene t:i! qnaiuted now; and he's had says niM lather used to bo a rr.hK- - - 1 1 (Siaith by tho way is a deacon in Pre vbyteriau ctinieh, aud a vev t eellent lawyer,) and that he had ln " OOO.OOO in gold buried in I,; along with a whole lot of human bones people he's kill d. And he srtys Lil father is a eoujurer, aud that he makes all tho earthquakes that happen any where iu the world.. The old matni come home at night., after there's heen an earthquake, all covered with hweat and so tired he can hardly staiiij p.-il Hll s itn huch hard work. An I Bill toio me that once Whftn m.in came round Ih ere trying tn lightning rods his father got mad aua et him, et him right up, and he tab bites out ot everybody h0 comes aerost. That'f; what Bill tells me. That's all I know about it. And he tole me that once he used to have a dog, one of thene little kind of dogs, aud ho was flying his kite, and just for fmi ue tied the kilestring onto his dog's t,ul And then the wind slrnck her a d his dog went a booming down the street with his hind legs in the air for about a mile, when the kite all of a sudden beguu to go up, and in about a minute the dog was fifteen miles high, and commanding a view of California and Egypt aud Oshkosh, I think Bill said, tie came down, anyhow, I know, hi Brazil, and Bill saul he swum home all the way in the Atlantic ocean, and when he lauded his legs was all nib bled off by sharks. I wish f ather'd buy me a dog, so'b could send him up that way. But I never had no luck. Bill said that where they used to live he went out on the roof one day to fly his kite, and he sat on tho top of tho chimbly to give her plenty of room, and while he was silting there thinking about nothing, the old man put a keg of powder down below in the fireplace to clean the soot out of tho chimbly. And when he touched her off Bill was blowed over agin the 'Baptist church steeple, and Ito landed on the weather cock, with his pants torn, and they couldn't git him down for three days, so he hung there, going round and round with the wind,aud-he lived by eating the crows that came and sat on him because they thought ho was made of sheet iron, and put up there ou purpose. He's had m re fnn than enough. He was telling mo the other day about a sausage stuffer his brother invented. It was a kinder machine that worked with a treadle; and Bilr said the way they did in the fall was to fic it to the hog's back, aud qonnect the treadle with a string, and tho hog'd work the treadle, and keep on running it up and "down, until tho machine cut the hog all up fine, and shaved the meat into the skins. Bill said his brother called it 'Every Hog His Own Stuffer, ana it women spienoeo. unz i aon t know. 'Pears to l ie's if there couldn't be no machine like that. But, any way, Bill said so. Aud he tole me about an uncle of his out in Australia, who was et by a big oyster once, and when he got inside he staid thero until he'd et the oyster. Then he split the sholls open aud took half a one for a boat, and he sailed alo-.g until ho met a sea serpent, and he killed it and drai'ed off its skin, and when he got home he sold it to an engine company for a hose, for $4U, (HH), to put out fires with. Bill said that, was actually so, because he could show me a man who used to belong to tho engine company. I wish fathered let me go out to find a sea serpent like that; but ho don't let mo have no chanco to distinguish myseif. Bill was saying only yesterday that the Indians caught him once and drove eleven railroad spikes through his stomach, aud cut off his scalp, and it never hnrt him a bit. He said he got away by tha daughter of the chief sneaking him out of the wigwam and lending him a horse. Bill says she was in love with him, aud when I asks ed liim to let mo soo the holes where they drove iu them spikes, he said he darsn't take off his clothes or he'd bleed to death.gHe said his -own father didn't know it, because Bill was afraid it might worry the old man- And Bill bde me they wasn't going to get him to go to Suuday School. He says hbi father has a brass idol that ho keeps in the garret, and Bill says he's made up his mind to he a pagan, and to begin to go naked and carry a tomahawk and a bow and ar row as soon as the warm weather comes. And to prove it to me he flays his father has this town all underlaid with nttro-glycerine, and as soon as he gets ready he's going to blow the old thing out and bust her up, let her rip and demolish her. He said so down at the dam and tole me not to tell any body, but I thought they'd be no harm in mentioning it to you. And now I believe I must be going. I hoar B 11 a whistling. Maybe he's got something else to tell me. The Smith boy, we think, will be profitable to the youth of this commu nity. It has been discovered that there iB new-profession practiced in tho cities of the Old World, as well as on this side of tho Atlantic. It is that of teaching persons of mature age who have come into the possession of prop ertv how to behave in polite society. In a case recently tried in England it transpired that the plaintiff, a widow lady, earned a living in this manner. The London News says that this pro fession is not so largely practiced in London as iu Paris and Now York, so ciety being more settled, and wealtn not so easily acquired in the British capital. The offices of the teacher in clude evprything, from elementary school education to furnishing a house, instructing patrons how to dress witu taste, and arranging for fashionab entertainments, even to securing guest of the riglit sort. You are asked every day throngh the colnmns of newspapers ana yj your umggist to use sonieuinig TYeHnnnoin. n.ni Tiiver Complaint thftt you know nothing about, you get dis couraged spending money with hnt little success. JNow to give you factory proof that Green's Angwj Flower will cure you-vjf Dyspepsia and Liver Complaint with all its eftects, mich as Sour Stomnek, Sick Headache, Habitual Costiveness, Palpitation oi the Heart, neart-burn, Water brash, coming up of food after eating, low spirits, &c, we ask you to go to yonr Druggists, Messrs. Green & Planner and J. O. Munds, and get a sampia bottle of Green's August Flower for 10 cents and try it, or a regular size for 75 cents, two doses will relieve you. Tn Th Sat Quarterly iUeetinflr .Third round- appointments of Rev W. S. Black, Presiding Elder lor OTilmfno-tnn District MothodlSt church, South. 56 Onslow, at Topsail, at Wesley an Chapel, y11810!?. ftr-r-' 18 13 19 20 26 27 23 JllZaUei4J,nu wx4 , Whiteville and ) waocamaw.uiJiDo. ) .