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WILMINGTON, N. C. FHIDAV AUGUST 18, 187fi. THK WILMINGTON JOU1INAL I h,i I y and Weeklf. XemiM of subscription CaIi Advance. in The Daily Journal is mailed to sub scribers at Six -doli-aks per annum, TlIBKK DOLtAhfS AND TWENTY-FlVi cknts for six months; Onk dollak and 8EVKNTY-FIVK cepts for three months. The Wkeki-y Journal, is mail d to subscribers at Onk doll, r and a haik per annum; One doi-lak for six mouths; Fifty cents for three months. ADVERTISING KATHSI Advertisements will be inserted in the Daily Journal as follows: For ne inch one insertion skventy-kivk cknts; two insertions onk dollar; three in. eitions ONK DOLLAR AND TWENTY-FIVE CENTS; one wick two dollars; one month a:x dollars ani a ii ai.f; three mouths fif tkkn dollars; six mouths twknty-five DOLLARS. TO CO liliEs POX DENTS. Desiring to make the Journal the mouthpiere of the people, the Editor cor dially invites correspondence from aU or tions ( f the .State. For President : Samuel J. Tilden, OF NEW YORK. For Vice-President: Thomas A. Hendricks, OF INDIANA. For Governor : Zebulon B. Vance, OF Mr-OKLENBURG. For Lieutenant-Governor : Thomas J. Jarvis, OF PITf. For Secretary of State: JOSEPH A. EN'JELHARD, Of New Hauover. For Attorney General: THOMAS S. KENAN, Of WilHon. For Treasurer: J. M. WORTH, Of Randolph. For AnJitor: SAMUEIi L.. liOVE, Of Haywood. For Supt. of Public Instruction: J. O. SCARBOROUGH, Of Johnston. Presidential Electors for State at Large- DANIEL U. KOWLK, or Wake. .I.'M. LKAOH, ot Davidson. the District Electors! M District Hil 4tli " Mil 71 Ii " .ItillN F. WOOTKN.nf Lennir.l J NO. I). STAN FORD, of Duplin F. II. BIT HKK, cit" Wake F. J. KOMBINS.of Davidson.' R I. W A KINO, of Mecklenburg W. It OLENN, ot Yadkin. I O IC ! O IV ii K H S . THIRD DISTRICT: ALFRED M. WADDEL.Li,J Of New Hanover. fourth district: JOSEPH J. DAVIS, Of Franklin. fiftii district: ALFRED M. SCALES, Of Rockingham. sixtk district: VV A 111 Ml L. STEELE, Of Richmond. "seventh district: WILLIAM M. ROBBINS, ;Of Iredell WHAT 'I'llllY TIIINlv OF 11 IITI IN The Macon Telegraph and Messen yrr says: Tilden is a man of rare mental con stitution, and precisely qualified for the great functions to which he will probably be called by the people of the United States. He is a man of high moral endowments, and will prove his claim to intellectual mastery in the political circles of Washington. He is also a learned political school man thoroughly versed in the science of government and the history and theoryi of Republicanism, as well as an accomplished political econo mist and statistician. To these endowments and accom plishments he adds the practical accu- men of the man of affairs. He under stands men and business. No man can fool him with garbled accounts, forced balances and doctored books. He combines, in short, the uciiommon qualifications of the scholar and man of business, with the political leader of unflinching integrity dauntless moral courage untiring enerey wealth of resources and fearlessness of respon sibility. He is just the man needed to unravel the tangled skein of fraud and misrule into which Radicalism has betrayed the countrv: and placed at the head of the government and surrounded by the ablest counsellors which his judg ment and sagacity can command, he will be able to take control and concentrate all the energies of the government in the great work of extrication and re form. This he was able to do in New York and this he will do in Washing ton. The Charlotte Democrat says: The Supreme Court begins its Win ter Term on the first Monday in January next. We believe the Court commands the respect- and confidence ot all our citizens, irrespective of party affiliation. We ought to be glad, doubtless. that some one has respect for the Court. The feelinc: would be a new sensation in this section. Pearson and Rodman and Reado and Settle have 'exhausted" long since the confidence and respect of our citizens in this por tion of the State. Srln 1875, during a contest about the postmastership at Asheville, Wm. A. Smith wrote to the postoffice depart' caent in Washington that there were not three Republicans west of the ridge able to ran the postoffice at Asheville, and that out of the three he would not trust two of them with his pocket book. A North Carolina Judge, says the Raleigh Sentinel, who in time of peace refuses to enforce the writ of iiabeqm corpus whereby innocent prisoners who are his fellow countrymen may be set at noerty, is not a proper per son to be Governor. True as preach ing ! WHIT IS iUDI(JALIKI?l AMI WHO US I TS EXPONENT 1 If there bo anything manly or akin to a virtue in Radicalism, it is the fact that its partizans make no concealment of their notions of the proper theory and administration of the government. Tl ey practice what they preaoh and preach what they practice. The Rad ical theory of government both State and Federal is that the people belong to the govei nment, that the governs ment has a right to lule the people by bullet and bv bayonet and they openly practice what they preach. The Dem ocratic party on the other hand main tain that the government has no more right to crush the people than any other servant has to raise his hand against his master. But assertions are worth nothing unless supported by proof, and unfortunately for the peace and prosperity of the State in the past, the proof in ea-y and abundant. We propose, however.this morning, only to recall a period of bayonet rnle in which Thomas Settle, the confessed traitor, bore a prominent part, and which without his consent could not have lasted a day. Mr. Mnrray, whose testimony we re print from the Report of the Impeach ment Trial of Uoverncr iiolden, is a most estimable citizen of Alamance connty and the scone in the Senate chamber while he was upon the witness stand was one long to be remembered The halls and galleries were packed with people who hud come there to hear the story f the outrages in Ala mance, but vdt as wad the crowd on that occasion a pin might have been heard to fall as Mr. Murray narrated in plain and simple language the story of the wrong and outrage perpetrated upon him by Holden'a hired cut throats. From that moment there wis no doubt of the result of the trial Mr. Murray's testimony made Holden's conviction inevitable. And this is the testimony of Mr. Murray. Lncien A. Murray being duly sworn testified as follows: Q. State whether at any time dur ing the year 1870 you were arrested by armed men, and if so, under what circumstances, and what was done with you ? A. On the 27th of July returned home. I had left home on the 26th aud on the 27th when I got back I was informed by my employer 1 was then a salesman that Colonel Burgen had been there on the 26th to arreiit me, and lie nad left trie or ders for me to report at the Shops at their camp the next morning. As soon as 1 got home, 1 went up to the shops and into the camp ana reported my self to Col. Burgen. He then ordered me under arrest. I was then arrested and kept there until that evening about four o clock before he said any thing to me. He then called me to his tent and said that he had nothing against me only as a witness, and be anked me in regard to the Ku-klnx beiijg in town on the night Wyatt Out law was hung, and I told him all I knew about it. Q. State all you said ? A. I told him all I knew about it.that that night some time in the night I did not know the hour 1 was awakened up by hallooing in the street. 1 raised up from my bed and looked out of the window and saw no cause for the fuss I saw uo person at all and I laid down, though I did not sleep but I am too last i remarked to a young man who was sleeping with me, what all the fuss was about. He aaid he did not know. He said "I suppose it is the boys after the breaking up of the show. There had been a little bear show down at Mr. Hunter's. In a short time after that I heard horses on the street and I raised up again and looked out of the window and I saw two men riding down the street and stop under a tree near where I was sleeping and they stayed there a short time. After a short time, there was a vehicle of some kind came ur the street and they drove across under that tree. As the vehicle came up. these two men on horseback rode off East street, then the buggy passed through in the same direction. Bur gen insisted that I knew more than that. I told him I did not, that that was all that I knew. He then re marked, "If you don't tell.I will break your damned neck to-night." I re marked that I knew 'nothing more. He said, "Go hack to your prison, sir. I went back into the prison. That night between one and two o'clock, or about that time, he came to my tent, where I was sleeping, with a candle in his hand. I was not asleep at the time but 1 raised mv head and he remarked "In that you Murray?" I said "Yea, it is-' He then walked back to his tent and in a short time he came back without any light and touched me on the foot. He said "Get up and come out." 1 said, "Very well." He spoke to me very low. Said 1, "Can I put on my snoes. .tie said, "JNO, you win not nave any use for them long. I got up and went out and he took hold of me and led me into his tent. Q. Without your shoes ? A. Yes, sir, in my stocking feet. When we got into the tent there were three men with pistols. He sat down and he said, "You must tell me all you know about the Kuklax." I said, "I don't know anything about them." He said "You are telling me a d d lie" or "You are a d d liar," I have for gotten which, but I know that the "d d lie" was passed. I told him that I did not know anything about it. mi i V . . "r iueu uo asK.eu me ii x aid not see Adolph Moore tie the rope around Wyatt's neck. I told him that I didn't see anybody I could recognize that night. Q. By "Wyatt" he meant Wyatt Outlaw ? A. Yes, sir, I told him that I could not recognize any bod v that nirrlif TTo oai.1 KL-vnn sf ann .1 .1 lies." Then he got up and taki icr his pistol he put it at my breast ai d the other three men did the same. Four pistols were presented at my breast and cocked, and he told me that they would "blow my d d heart out if f didn't tell," I told him that I knew nothing about it. He then demanded a confession and asked me if I was a Kuklux. I told him I was not. He said I must confess or be would "blow my heart out." I said "I have no ini formation I have nothing to con fuss.' He said "Patton and Rog ers con id not confess anything until they got a rope around their necks and then they could tell about it, and you must do it." l made no replv. Bte pioked up a rope under the bed and put it around my neck and car ried me out seventyfive or one hun dred jards to a tree and threw the rope over the limb. Q. Did the other soldiers go with you? A. The four were along. U. Armed ? A. All armed with pistols.. We went oat to the tree and the rope was thrown over the limb and then he asked me if I was ready to make my confession. I told him I had no confession to make, that I knew nothing to confess. He then drew me up and held me there a little time not very loner, and then let me down. The same confession was still demanded, if I saw Moore put the rope around Wyatt's neck, I fcold him I did not. He then t-aid "it you don't confess I will break your d d neck," and he again took 1 1 ld of th rppe and then he- drew me up. How long he held m9 there I don't know but 1 soon became unconscious. On being let down, I was unable to rttand and could not speak or do any thing else. When I came too I wan sitting against the tree with the mi litia on each side of me rub'jiug me. My arms were untied, and the rope was taken off my neck. After I got so I could talk and stand up, the confu sion was still demanded. I again told him that I had no confession to make, that I knew nothing to confess. He then said to the sergeant. "Hang hi in on to that limb until eight o'clock to morrow morning, and then cut him down and bury him under the tree on which he is hung." He said "Mr. Murray, If you have anything to say I give you permission to speak." I just remarked "All I have to say to you is when you hang me dead you have just three more days." A pistol was then put to my bretst again the four pistols as well as I recollect and he asked me au explanation of the words I used what I meant I. Miid You may live if yon hang ran until to-morrow, but I will not insure you for more than three days." He then stopped awhile and folded his arms and said "Sergeant take him back to his quarters." Then he said to me, 'I will give you till ten o'clock to morrow to make your oonfessiou; if you don't give it by that time I will take vou out and kill you dead." He then told me I should s;iy nothing about what had passed he said if you ever divulge what has passed here to-night I will kill you oh sight. I said "very well." and I walked buck to my camp. Of course I never said anything about it until I was released. Q. Where were you released ? A. Salisbury. Q. By whom? A. By Judge Brooks. Q. How long were you kept iu cus tody ? A. I was kept from the 27th of July until the 19th of August. Be it remembered that during a 1 this time Thomas Settle was a Judge upon the Bench of the Supreme Court of North Carolina and could at any moment have put an end to the out rages then being perpetrated. The majesty of the law was as omnipotent in -his hands as it was in those of Judge Brooks. But instead of sus taining the people as Judge Brooks did, Judge Settle sustained Holden and the government. Nor was he dif ferent in this respect from his party. Here is what that party said about the the matter at its next Convention. Resolved, That W. W. Holden da-, serves from the Republican party of North Carolina the kindest affection and deepest gratitude for his manful and hard defense of them in 1869-70 from the assaults of the Ku Klux Democracy; for his universal and con sistent defense of the poor and hum ble when he was Governor, and his faithful and ceaseless advocacy of the Republican principles when he was with us and now that ho is a martyr in exile at Washington. liesolved. That we endorse him in the past and shall ever cherish our love for him in the future and we have confident hope and trust that the time is not far distant when he shall return to his native State again to battle for the Union, for equality before the law and for progressive principles of re publicanism. And sure enough Holden did come back and was made Postmaster at Raleigh one of the most lucrative of- lioes in tne state, tie is now also a member of the Radical State Execu tive Committee and doing all he can to elect Settle. John Pool also has returned from exile and is no longer a martyr. He too is at Raleigh trying to elect Settle. If after all this warning of the pur poses and practices of the Radical party, the people of North Carolina are willing for it to remain in power they will have no one to blame but themselves. Settle and his party mace no concealment ot tne way in which they propose to govern the State if they shall be successful. With the adjournment of Congress, which, as our readers know, took place on Tuesday eveniug, the Presidential campaign will open with great vigor throughout the whole country. Or dinarily it is a relief when our Legis latures, National or State, adjourn and their members return home to give an account of their statesmanship to their constituents. The preseut campaign, however, proves an exception to the general rule. The searching course of investigation, retrenchment and reform so vigorously entered npon and so laboriously followed up by the present Democratic House of Repres sentatives at Washington has from time to time been so fruitful in substantial results that the announcement of even a temporary cessation from the good work will be received by the people with regret. A saving of $30,000,000 in one year's expenditure and the exposure of the manifold frauds and corrup tions that have made the Washington government a reproach and a shame to the country, constitute a record of whioh any party may be proud. The issue is now squarely presented to the people everywhere and so plainly that no man may hesitate for a moment which party to choose, who desires an honest and economical government, honestly and economically adminis tered. It was the Radical -party that fostered and encouraged the growth of personal and official corruption and extravagance and it is the Democratic party that is cutting it up by the roots, Which will ye choose, people of North Carolina ? The Boston Post says : While the President is raging with the desire to make war upon the South and while Morton and Logan and Boutwell are stirring up old hatreds by monstrous stories in the Senate, private advices from the Southern States, received in the regular course oi uusiness correspondence ny mer . i - i . chants in this city, tell of a better state of feeling than has existed for years. The negroes are contented. happy and secure in their rights,learn ing to practice industry and putting by a little, and the relations between blacks and whites are friendly and harmonious. This is the testimony of business men, planters and cotton dealers, who care little for politics except as it has a practical influence upon the material prosperity of trade and production. Think about the amendments and see if you don't like them. Remember how much money they will save the people every year. OIJN l.ltlOl KA I H ..IJl.ro P.W ! Tin bi'ffii ciatic itrry dea net atk the pt-ople to put the administration of pnblio affairs in its hands merely on the gi ootid that the Radical party has proved faithless and reckless. Wo go much further than that and allege not ouly that the Radical party is corrupt and extravagant bnt that the Demq cratic party is honest and economical. Throughout the State wherever Radical misrule has been followed by Demo cratic rule.order has followed disorder, honesty has followed corruption and economy has taken the place of extra vagance, and low taxet and reasonable assessments the place of the exhorbi lant ones that were formerU imposed. We seek not to win only because of the weakness of our enemy, but be cause of our own strength as well. Nor is tbi mere assertion withont proof. Thn record show that what we say is true in both the State aud oounty gov eremeuts. Bnt it is to the connty government that we dewire to call es pecial attention this morning. WHAT DEMOCRATIC RULE HAS DONE FOR WAKE. In 1875 the tax s in Wake connty for State and county purposes, amounted iu the aggregate to $76,395.81 Iu 1876, for State aud county pur poses the tax amounts in the aggregate to $66,388.73. We are compelled to believe, says the Raleigh Sentinel, that this de crease cf $10,007.11 is the result of the honest aud efficient management of our Democratic Board of County Com missionei s, with the aid of that reli able, able and faithfnl Democratic Sheriff, Sydney M. Duun. WHAT II' HAS DONE FOB WILSON. In 1870, when Radicalism wa over powered aud the Democratic party took the reins of the county govern ment, the newly elected Board of Commissionres fon d its financial affairs in a very deplorable, badly mixed and tangled up condition. The county was in debt, its bonds were floating around loose and hawked about at a heavy discount, taxes high, the public buildings and grounds out of order, bridges everywhere in bad tepair, no public schools, no alms house in short, a general survey of the field presented a sad aud sorrowful spectacle. Now, see the change. Since 1872, says the Wilson Advance, the county has been under Democratic rule, and the following gratifying exhibit of its financial condition shows the differ ence between Radical rule and honest government: The county is entirely out of debt, with a surplus of two or three thousand dollars in its treasury; her bonds and jurors tickets are at par, and as current on the streets as a greenback dollar; the taxes which have been made lower will be considerably reduced the next year; public schools for both races exist all over the county and the teachers are paid. Since 1872, the public build ings, (courthouse and jail) have been repaired, and the court square en closed with a handsome iron railing; a poor house, one of the handsomest and most commodious buildings of its character iu the State, has been erect ed at a cost of several thousand dol lars; the bridges everywhere are in good condition, quite a number hav ing been entirely rebuilt. The most important item we reserve for the last, and that is, during the entire Radical administration not $500 was expended on publio schools. Since the Demo cratid administration $9,000 have been expended on white and black schools alike, and the county treasurer has in hand $5,000 now, which will be sacredly applied to that purpose dur ing the present year. WHAT IT HAS DONE FOR NASH. Nash county once again stands re generated and disenthralled. On the first Monday in September, 1874, the present very efficient Board of County Commissioners qualified and entered upon the discharge of the duties of their office. At that time the county was $4,800 in debt. To-day she is free from all indebtedness and has several hundred dollars in the treasury. The Radical party had possession of the county up to that time, left it em barrassed as above stated, and now, through Democratic hands, she is placed back to her former proud posi tion, without embarrassment, with taxes decreased from eighty to seventy cents on the $100 and her credit and good name redeemed. Actions speak louder than worls. WHAT IT HAS DONE FOB WAYNE. Under Radical misrule the taxes for county purposes alone averaged from $16,000 to $27,000 a year, and the county expenditures were stated to be from tfll.000 to $14,000 a year. In the face of this excessive taxation heavy debt had accumulated. County orders were almost worthless, and ring of Republican speculators fattened in the Court House on the spoils rob bed from the people. In J 874, when the present Democ ratic officers were elected, thti fin an aiian oi mo county were in a most deplorable condition. A debt, variously estimated from $9,000 to $12,000, hung over our the payers. uomity orders were a reproach to the county. Less than two years of eco nomical and intelligent government wrought wonders. Old claims and orders, amounting to over $10,000, and a deficiency of $3,000, borrowed of the school fund, have been paid out of the taxes levied for 1875 by the present Board. And the present pop ular County Treasurer is on hand, at tentive to duty, and pays dollar for dollar on county orders. They are no longer refused far taxes and specula tors and money shavers have been driven far from the temple of justice. The oounty is out of debt and will con tinue so, as long as its affairs shall re main in the hands of honest men. WHAT IT HAS DONE FOB RICHMOND. During the Republican administra tion from the year 1868 to the instal ment of the present officers in Septem ber, 1874, the taxation of the citizens was largely disproportionate to the just requirement of an economical ad ministration and the county manage ment was made subservient to party pur poses and not to the alleviation of the public burthens. Under liepublicdU rnle the Board or Conimiemioners were compelled to forbid the Sheriff to receive county claims in payment of taxes, because of the large deprecia tion in their value and their inability to meet the obligations incurred by their extravagance. No such record stands against the present Board. Vhey have reduced the poll tax from 2 ?5 to $2 50 and the tax on $100 valuation of property from $1 50 to $1 13. In ad dition to this they have succesfnlly pro 'ec nt d their claims for taxes against tho Railroad Company and have brought the railroad debt, that has been such a burden hitherto, with in eapy control of the county authorities. The Washington correspondents say that the. project of pensioning Presi dent Grant iu somo fat office with noth ing to do and a matter of teu thousand dollar or so to spend every year is seriously considered, notwithstanding the emphatic denial that have been made. Gen. Bmks, Geo. F. Hoar and Prof. Seelye are members of Congress who are said to have promised to speak in favor of the proposition, so that it would seem to be originally and alto gether a Massachusetts idea. Bnt Gen. Banks is represented as saying that the suggestion first came from a Demo, crat, who declines to publicly father it bnt evidently thinks it would be a politic move f.ir his party to give a sop to Cerberus. Tiiere may be something of seriousness hi the matter, says the St. Louis llepublican, view ed in that llf;ht, after all. "Con sidering how much good Ulysses could do the Democratic cause just now by keeping up tho work which he began by dismissing Bristow, Jowoll, Wilson, Pratt and Yaryan, it might turn out a strong card, if the promise of a pen sion would induce tiim to pardon all the whiskey thieves and kick out what honest men still remaiu in office to m tk- pleasant berths for the ring cr.wd. Then it would je a very good thing to h:tve His Excellency disposed to sitn.otli the way to tho White House when his Democratia successor comes to take poRnension. Ho can give a deal of tronble to our Uncle Samuel if ho lias any mind to do so, and what is a matter of ton thousand a year com pared with the annoy nice it can obvi ate ? Parish all mercenary consider ations. Let us have peace and a pen sion for our only living Presidunt." If our St. Louis cotemporary had received his recent message about the River and Harbor bill, its zeal in the advocacy of Grant's pension would have beeu increased four fold indeed to men of suspicious minds it would have seemed as if the bargain had al ready been made and that Grant was doing his very best to earn his money. Certainly the Radical party cannot stand many such blows. The .Mississippi message was a staggerer and now comes in rapid succession the River and Harbor bill message. Grant is a dangerous man to the Radical paity ! the u;i ri:us oi'agckptanck. When the letters by which our can didates announced their acceptance of the nominations proffered thm are compared with those of Messrs. Hayes and Wheeler, it seems almost impossi ble that any thinking man can hesi tate in his choice of the lormer as the proper persons to whom he should give his vote in November next. In the letters of Governors Tilden and Hendricks, there is not only displayed an intellectual grasp of the subjects before them; there is manifested an honesty of intention to faithfully dis cbarge any duties that may be im posed upon them; while in those of their opponents there is apparent an inability to comprehend the nature of the problem which they are desirous of being permitted to try their skill at solving, as well as a clear statement of their intention, if elected, to per form their work by deputy, and dele gate their authority to the thieves and plunderers who are now controlling the machine. With these alternatives before us, it surely cannot be difficult to rselect. Indeed events show that the natural effect is being produced. Our fellow citizens are everywhere raising their voices in favor of the candidates, who, they know, can and will, without foar and favor, enter upon and proceed with the work of placing all the affairs of the country upon the basis of justice and equality. They recognize in Tilden and Hend ricks the men who know how to con duct the administration, and who will engage in the undertaking without re gard to anything but the public good, aud these men they intend to support in the coatost now going on. The conference committee on the consular and diplomatic bill has lop ped off a number of appropriations for ministers to countries in wuicu we have no great use for such weighty functionaries. These countries in elude Portugal, Switzerland, Bolivia, Ecuador, Colombia, Paraguay, Urn guay, Greece and Denmark. Charges d'affaires, however, are provided to represent us in Portugal, Switzerland, Greece, Denmark and Paraguay at an nual salaries of $5,000. A number of consulates are not provided for and are practically abolished, but with the exception of Southampton and per haim Venice the country will not be apt to find much fault with the omis sion. Most of the offices discontinued are practically sinecures, and have been for years. The bill passed both houses on Saturday. The contest this year is between the people and the amendments on the one side and the office holders and the Canby Constitution, as it is, on the other side. In the war between the people and the officeholders, we are for people, and in the war between the amendments and the accursed Canby Constitution we are for the amend ments, and So are the people. The people's rule and the amendments, that's the ticket for white men, and for black men too, who are not convicted thieves and forgers! Be sure to vote for the amendments. IltK IIAIMCAL I'AK I V AN1 H E A.nEDii;jfis-rnK rooa ne Ciito! , There are thirty amendments to the Canby Constitution now pending be fore the people for ratification. ( The Democratic party has in open conven tion formally endorsed thenv The Radioal party has in an equally open and public way in convention assem lied formally condemned them; but Htranga to say, that is if any action of the Radical party cau be strange be cause of it inconsistency, the individ ual members of that party have not be.eu so violent or so general in their oppsition. Indeed the journal of the proceedings of the Constitutional Convention of last year shows that a majority of the thirty amendments now pending met with not a single opposing Radi cal vote in that body. And three more met with nearly equal favor, two of them having received only two op posing votes to ninety-six in their favor, while the third received only three opposing votes to 113 in it favor. Of the whole thirty amend ments only four mot with unanimous opposition of the Radical party. And yet in the face of all this the Radical party as a party condemns the amend ments and protests against their rati fication! But we do not have to go very far nor do we have to look very closely to find a reason for such inconsistent con duct. A single glance at the com plexion and composition of that party explains the whole matter. A party that is composed of nine-tenths ne groes and one-tenth whites, even though the whites do monopolize all the offices, must pand:-r to the negro element. This is the price white Rad icals pay to negro Radioalnfor tho pos session of the profitable places in the gift of their party. The game was a plain one. In the Convention, whiteTiadicals voted for the amendments to satisfy the better por tion of the handful of white men who belong to their party; out of the Con vention they protest against them to satisfy the negroes. It matters noth ing to them how inconsistent the two thin gs may be. A Radical cares little lor consistency, and indeed it is a very small matter to one who has made up his mind to become the companion, political or social, of ne groes or of white men like Tonrgee, ileter, Pool and numbers of others that might be nanc.ed. When a man oomes to that pass, a man uorn and reared, we mean, in the South and living in the South, he cares for noth ing save the loaves and fishes of office The negroes are indeed to be pitied They are without education and vith out the intelligence necessary to an understanding of the condition in life to which they were so suddenly elevated. and the result is they have beeu ant: si ill are the dupes and tools of the f e w de signing wnire men wno win scoop low enough to gain their confidence that is to say those who consent to re cognise them as equals. This is the only thing that will gaiu a negro's political confidence. No matter how exalted and pure a white mail's char acter in all respects may bo, no negro will trust him politically, unless he proclaims the doctrine of equalitj. This conceded, however.aud no matter how vile the white man's character may be the negro will trust him im plicitly with his dearest rights. Now this i i the explanation of the ease with which a handful of white men manage their negro followers, and of their indifference to all appear suce of consistency upon the amend ments and all other questions. Civil rights is at the bottom of it all. "Civil rignts is sure oait to catch negro votes .with a bait that Traitor Tom Settle knows how to fish with awell as the next man. TIIK NKXT SENATE. The terms of twenty-six Senators will expire on the fourth of next March with the present Congress, and their successors in most instances will be chosen by Legislotures elected in the coming autumn. Of these Senators sixteen are Republicans, namely: Clay ton of Arkansas, Logan of Illinois, Wright of Iowa, Harvey of Kansas, West of Louisiana, Blaine (Morrill's successor) of Maine, Boutwell of Mas sachusetts, Ferry of Michigan, Alcorn of Mississippi, Hitchcock of Nebraska, Cragin of New Hampshire, Freling huysen of New Jersey, Anthony of Rhode Island, Robertson of South Ca rolina, and Howe of Wisconsin. Nine are Democrats.namely : Goldthwaite of Ala bam a, Saul sbury of Delaware.Norwood of Georgia, Stevepson of Kentucky, Ransom of North Carolina, Kelly of Oregon, Cooper of Tennessee, John ston of Virginia and Davis of West Virginia. One of these Senators, Hamilton of Texas, is olassed as an independent. In addition to these the new State of Colorado, whoso political status is in doubt, will elect two Sena tors, and Louisiana will elect a second Senator to fill the vacancy for whioh Pinchback long contended. Thus there will be twenty-nine seats to be filled by new men next March. The present Senate is divided betw en forty-two Republicans, twenty -nine Democrats and iwo Independents, giving the Republicans a majority of eleven. The next Senate will consist of seveuty-six Sonators. If the Dem ocrats hold their present seats and elect nine other of the twenty-nine Senators to be chosen then, with a Democratic Vio" President in the chair, they will control the upper House of Congress. That Governor Tilden is an able, practical financier, says the New York Sun, there can be no question. In his letter of acceptance he shows the peo ple how the whole national debt can be paid off in the comparatively short period of thirty-eight years; simply by the adoption of a fipanciai policy whioh shall secure to the coup try the highest credit; By wisely ' availing ourselves of this, he estimates that a reduction of one per cent? on the in terest of the loans could be effected; and this saving." invested at the low rate of four and a half per cent, inter eat, would cancel our entire "national debt in the , course of thirty-eight yean, - , i 'rite Hamburg- Affair and Hie Cliarllu Newt and Courier. The Charleston News and Courier gave such wide circulation to the erro neous and exaggerated statements first published in regard to the Hamburg riot that in justice to the white people there, it feels called upon not only to publish the truth as developed by sworn testimony before a comjetent court, but to make a full and formal admission of its error. . It says: Reviewing the Aiken testimony we find that the militia company was con fessedly orgamzt-d to threaten and in timidate if not to kill th whites; that its officers and members wero insolent aud rioutons, and bullied the whole neighborhood; that threats were madr on the morL'.ncr of the 4th against on f the two young men who wero halted and insulted that eveuing; that tho ne groes on the 6th defied the authority of tint court; that Korue - fiVrt was made t.i concentrate a force of negroes in Hamburg on the 8th; that, the firing was begun by tho negroes, and that not a shot, was fir-d bv tho wnites until after young Merriwethor had beeu killed bv the neenms: that, after the riot the negroes were louder than ever in their threats against tho whites. No one in South Carolina justifies the kill ing of the negro prisoners, bnt with the evidence before them, as we have briefly given it,4he public must admit that the whites were acting in sell de fence in determining to disarm the ne err es. The armed negroes were standing danger to tho whites, whom tho law did not protect, lhey were forced to take such steps as were ne cessary for the protection of themselves and their famines. We have been particular in reporting aud aualvzmg the Aiken testimony, because we feel that the first accounts of tue Hamburg affair, as published by the Augusta papers and ourselves, were unjust to the white citizens of iken and Edtrefield. in failing to show the measure of the provocation given them by the armed For the attitude of the whites, a3 the evidence now shows, there was good reason, if, indeed, the disarming of the negroes was not an inexorable ne cessity; and we trust that the news papers which laid before the public the statements of the negroes and evi dence taken at the inquest, will, in fairness to the accused, reproduce the later developments at the Dealing before Judge Maher last Thursday. For the Journal. GOOD NEWS FROM RUDEST. JVIeetingr at rji2abrtlilovn- i(pclt by J. II Ciurrie, Esq., of WIIuiIiik iou. Elizabethtown, N. C, Aug.. 12. Dear Journal: There was a grand ratification meeting held hero to-day by the Democrats of Elizabeth town ship. About 11 o'clock a. m. the crowd begun to assemble, and by 12 m. ther--were over two hundred Democrats and a good sprinkling of Republicans on the ground. The first thing done was the raising of a Tilden, Vance and ' Waddell flag amid deafening applause for Tilden, Vance and Reform. The crowd then assembled in the court house, when C C. Lyon, Esq., introduced in a few remarks Mr. J. II. Cnrrie of Wilmington, who entertained the good people for one hour and a half in ft speech justly considered one of the best that was ever delivered in this place. Mr. Currie pointed ouf. the reckless extravagance and corruption of tho present administration and their nns told errors and shoitcomings from the President of the United States down to the most insignificant radical offi cial. Tiie remedy for this must come by a complete reform, and we can only have reform by electing Samuel J. Tilden and the Democratic nomi nees men who are pledged to reform. Mr. Cnrrie's speech made a decided impression on the people, and if other gentlemen would imitate his example the grand old county of Bladen (the mother of several counties) will on the 7th of November next roll nv 200 Dem ocratic majority. Mr. N. A. Sted man, Jr., was called out and made a short but happy speech, telling some good anecdotes and urging the citi zens to enroll their names for Tilden, Vance and reform. C. C. Lyon then stated that those who desired could enroll their names and sign the constitution prepared by the township executive committee, when about seventy- five came forward and joined. The club was then called to order, and Mr. N. A. Stedman, Jr., was re quested to act as temporary chair man. The following officers were then elected : Permanent President Capt. R. H. Lyon. 1st vice I'resident uuncan uro- martie. 2nd Vice President J. H. Tatom. 3rd Vice President J. W. Ciark. 4th Vice President John Shaw. 5th Vice President J. W. Cromar- tie. The club then adjourned to meet on the 19th inst. to allow t!ie township convention to meet, which was called to order by C. C. Lyon.who requested Mr. Duncan Cromartie to act as tern porary chairman. On motion of JN. A. Stedman, .ir.. Duncan Cromartie was elected chau: man and C. C. Dyer f ecretary. The chairman explained the object of the convention to be the appoint ment of delegates to the county numi nating convention. On motion the following gentlemen were appointed to reiresent this town ship in the county convention, viz Messrs. N. A. Ktedman, .ir., It. Jl. Lvon. J. H. Tatom, John Shaw. John A. McDowell and John Clark. The convention then adjourned, and every man went io taming pottiics. 1 A a i r 7 x The Democrats leel certain tliat we are going to carry he county. While the radicals are quarreling and every man to a man wanting a nomination except the negroes, who seem to have . -a a -J i - 1 accepted tne situation in gooa iaun, that their white brethren must have the offices and they do the voting. Will let you hear from us again. Yours, hopefnlly, X. MEETING IN BF.TIIEIj township. The Democratic citizens of Bethel township, Bladen county, met and organized a Tilden, Vance and Wad dell Club on Saturday, 12th inst., with the following officers: President J. Morris Bryan. Vice Presidents John C. Willis, Nathan Allen, P. L. Guyton, J. W. King. Jr., R. M. Lewis, G G. King. Recording Secretary A. M. Mc Neill. Corresponding Secretary J. A. Williams, Jr. Treasurer C. W. Lyon. Working Committee N. Carroll, R. J. Allen, John Monroe, G. F. Allen, Daniel Hester, W. EL Bryan, W. D. Blackburn, Daniel Evers. . i; ; The conservative-democratic con vention of Stokes county met in Dan bury last week. The national and State nominations and the amend ments were all heartily endorsed, The oounty candidates were specially di rected by all honorable1 means to seek to secure the ratification of the amend ments. A full oounty ticket was nomi nated. Purifies tho Olood. Renov.. -WiUllI Invigorates the Whole System It Medical properties are ALTERATIVE, TOllIC, 80L- VEIIT and DIURETIC. Vkoktivk i marte cxrlnsivr.w of caref ully.wlecU d barks., aihI hVrK Mc ostr. iirly ronctnitratoil that it win Tr ail- t.-rmiicai irom the 8vtn. everv tain, "ailv Srrofnioii Hnmor, Tnmors, Cancer r.fnl. Humor, Krytipelas, Salt Kl.eum, Svi1iiit-!ceroU8 -!'ses, Uiink.-r, Fainliiws at the SuJu,,!! " lc !) lisfaHf that arise from Impure Mood aa-"d Inflammatory and Chronic Rheumatic Vatic pa, Gout, ami Spinal Complaint .. rai. elh-ctoally ciirt'ci thronsh the UUiod ny e For t' leers ami Krnptive diseases f Pustules, Pimples. Blotche, Boifo T . the Skin head and Ringworm, Veuktink has !? Scald to effect a ermanent cure. "-"Ter failed For Pains in the Bark, Kidner I' Oroy, Femal. Weakness, U-uewrh-aints, Irom interna) iteration and nterine Ii; iue General Pehiliiy, Vkokti n k acta 3? nd :md strong hen? the whole system. A.nviSorat8 r- i' wiiiiii,-, i ii iiammat ion ration ami regulates the lKtwela ' For Catarrh, OyUH-nsta. llu'iii nM & Bruin .1.- ' cnr-smte. i ail iinnon oi uie llearl, r . .....1 1 . Ovneial lW"?:."e' f'K Nervous System, no medicine hasevJ; of fhe IMiiect pat Mart ion as the Veoktisj ven 8Ufa the Mood, cleanses all of 11u. or':ni' .', a1 l""iles a controlling power over the ncmm8Z 1 "8,ses The remaik.iblo cures eflected hv tf0 have liKiuceu many pHysu ians and h,Jm iave iiiuuecu many pnysu Ians and aiVrn w kiioin Minn m 1'iescrihe and use ii ""wi iwii families. 11 " tUeW mv In fact, Vkgetine is the I est remeilir .. covered tor the aoove liahle Blood (he public. . ..tr yei pia.-e,, - PREPARED RY H. R. STEVENS, Boston, a Mass. What is Vk5ktink ? It trart'il from b.uks, roots and hert T. IS ft m , ture s Remedy It is l-j rtei tlvhanuleX he system. It w ,Minril.S ? "i lect. tip tlicnin strengthening. It arts directly 1K,U ft - It quiets the nervoun system. It gives you pZZt swi-et sleep at night. It is a great naiiHrlU i . ' aged fathers and mother.;" for 1 it ',rhUr st rength, quiets their nerves, and givoTtliem ? tiiro'H sweet sleep, as has beeu proved hv an aged iersoli. It is the (;reat Blood Puriiw It is a soothing remedy for our children It h relieved and cured thousands. It is ve, y i)l,.S? to take: e-vry c hild likes it. It relieve aud cur l all diseases originating Irom impure blood Trv the Vkovtihk. lieit a lair trial tor your com plaints; then yon will say to your friend, neiehw and acquaintance, " I ry it: it has cured uie Vhoetisk, for the complaints tor which it i. recommeuded, is having a larger Kale ! hrmnrhoiii the United States than any other one medicine Why? Vegetii c will cure these complaints. " VALUABLE INFORMATION. Boston, Dec, 12, 18R Gentlemen-. My only object in giving you thi testimonial is to sprt ad valuable infonuatitm Having bt'ii badly afrlicted with Salt Ulieum aud the wbol surface; of my skin lieing covered ith piinplt-s and eruptions, many of which caused great paiu and annoyance, anil knowing it to he ( blixnl disease, 1 took many of the advertised hlunl preparations, among which was any quantity of Sarsparilla, . ithont obtaining any benelit uuj j commenced taking the Vkhktink, and Morel irm compicicu ine ursr imhi io i saw Thar I tind'ot the right medicine. Consequently, 1 followed "on with 11 until I hau taken seven was pronounced a well man. IMtlMes, wtaeu 1 and mv skin is smooth and entirely free fiom nimtiles mi,i lions. I have never en joyed so good health be fore, and 1 attribute it all to the us of Veui tink. To U-netit those alliicted with Kliruuia tisrti, I will make mention also of the 'uut tin K's wonderful power of curlig uie of this arute complaint, of which I have suffered in tensely. C. It. TUOKKR, Pas. Ag't Mich. O. R. R., CM Washington Street, Boutou. Vtgetlne is Sold by 'D) je lM3w-t.ill sep 19 all Druggists. SEVEN INCHEST i H it v long. tfnrj '7-1--' 7z 4) - 3 111 U r- Cj H is M CO j3 baa-ahS,. -1 iesc 3 .2P 1-2 y a o a - i a so O . h a a x -S ft"1 .Sxiivr 1 3 aprii li 86-4l&w6m jllUlU obtained in tba United states, Gamula and Kmrop, terms aa low as tbose of auy otter reliable Lonm. Uor resnoudence invled in the Knglinh and foreiga languages, with Inventors, Attorneys at Law, ami other solicitors, especially vith those who bve had their cases rejected In the hands of oi her attorneys. In rejected casus our fees r reasonable, and no charge is made psIsm are successful . IT you wivt a patent send us a model 6 sketch and a full def er intion of tour Inven tion . 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