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WILMINGTON, N. C, nilTAYToCTOBER 6, 4876, LET SETTLEWITHDRA.W HOLDER'S CONFESSION. MURDER WILL OUT- THK TKUTiTaT IVlio Killed Stephens ! On the night of the 28th of Septem ber, i87G, Ilev. C. T. Baily, a promi nent Baptir Divine and editor of the m hi ha I J Reorder, iu the course of a convt rHtion with several geutlemeD, at C.iiiseroy, in Moore county, made ei tain statements in regard to "V. W. Ilolden which were comraun-icuU-d to a reporter of the Raleigh JSTews und published in that paper on the morning of the 30rti. In conse quence of that publication, Mr. Bailey has written and printed the following card: A CARD. In the Daily News of the 30th ult., an article was published which pur ports to give the substance of a btate nieut mailt', by me to certain gentle niou at Camtiiiri on the night of th' 23th. As a matter of justice to invsolf and all the parties concerned it he comet necehsdry for me to ntate the followihg fact.; On my way to the Baptist Slate Con vention iu FaytiUcville I was intro duced to ex-Gov. Ilolden. During the session of the Convention I was invited to dine with him and accepted the invitation. I spent the afternoon with him, returning to the Baptist church after tea. Our intercourse was froo and agreeable. He gave me an account of his religious experience and of his political troubles. He stat ed to me that ihe plan of the "Kirk war " originated with the Exeoutive O ramii tee of the Republican party at Washington, in the iutorest of the party ; that he wan opposed to it, but was uliowed no discretion in the mat ter; that it was decided by that com raitt e to inaugurate and prosecute the campaign as he did it ; that if he did not carry out the wishes of the tiiirtv he and the Btate were to be crushed ; and that if he was success ful in the execution of their plans he would probably receive a Cabinet ap pointment, the Secretary ahip of the Interior. Ia reference to the death of Ste phens I understood from him that the Republicans had mixeh to do with that crime; that tne prosecution of those who were charged with it was discon tinued bt cause testimony was either elicited or likely to be elicited which would implicate or crimiuate promi nent membtrsof tho Republican pirty; that these fears were awakened in part by tho discovery of tho coil from which the rope was cut which was found on the neck of the murdered man. The statements of Gov. Ilolden left on me the clear and distinct impres sions that lie had been the unwilling instrument for the accomplishment of the purposes of his party and that lie did not merit tho odium which at tached to his name all over the State. rf fVia lutn Cn-r - Htitutional Convention TCuale(rcnrxor. Ilolden in his office at his own request. In a very pleasaut interview reference was made to the removal of politioal disabilities by Congress, and also to the removal of his own disabilities by the Convention then in session. So favorably was I impressed with state ments made by him that I called on Rev. J. N. Stallings, of Duplin and a few other members, and requested them to use their influence to have Gov. Ilolden's disabilities removed. I stated these facts or some of them in the conversation referred to in the JSews as mentioned above. I have also given them in other parts of the State, whore Gov. Holden happened to be the subject of conversation. It was done in the free and easy style of Bociai intercourse, and though I stat ed nothing which was not true, I did not expect to see it in the newspapers or in print. Iu any statement which I may have made concerning Judge Bond or the hanging of Judge Kerr, I gave or meant to give my own opinions, bas ed on information received from other sources; not from anything said to me by Gov. ITolden. So far as I can now recollect he has never spoken to me in reference to either of those gen tlemen. I have made this statement in the interest of truth and not of any politi cal party ; also as a matter of justice to myself and all ;the persons men tioned in the Ncivs of the 30th. O. T. B ALLEY. It will be seen from tho above ; that Governor Ilolden unequivocally con fessed to Rev. Mr.BAHiEY that Stephens the Radical Senator who was killed in the Court House in Caswell county. on tbe 21st May, 1870, came to his death from Radical violence, and that it waa because this fact was about to be made public that the investigations were Drought to an end. It appears also that, with a full knowledge of the true state of affairs, the Kirk war was carried on until put a stop to by Judge Bkooks. The record of the infamy of the Radical party is now complete, for it is proved by the confession of one of its nioet honored and trusted leaders, that it hesitates not to compass the murder of those who may stand in its way, even though they have been long numbered among their friends. That it hesitated not to compass by murder the death of its enemies, i'j needed not the confession of Governor nolden to Rev. Mr. Bailey or to any one else to prove. That the foulest murder was intended in the Kirk war is matter of record, murder that was prevented only by the courage and integrity of Judge rooks. It may not be amiss, how ever, this morning, to recall a few facts, not for the purpose of corrobo rating Mr. Bailey, for he needs no corroboration, but to revive in men's minds memories of the outrages of THE nOLDEN-KIRK WAR and the events that preceded it. LET THE RECORD SPEAK j Governor Holden was inaugurated aa Governor, under the present Con stitution, on the 4th of July, 1868. In his Inaugural Address on that day he dwelt at length upon the necessity and importance of strengthening the mili tary arm of the Government. On the 17th of August, 18G8, in response thereto the session, passed a bill giving authority . 0A a Mftohfl to organize and equip a "force to be known as the detailed militia of North Carolina." Under this Act. Captain BosherV command was raised. On the 17th of November, 18G8; ; in tils first annual message, the Governor announced that he had procured arms and again called attention to tha KantLHolden wxota-aalollow of efficiency in the military depart ment, at the game time, however, de claring that "pe.ico and quiet prevailed. Ou . the -19th ot Ebr uary,-l8G0,-a bill was passed conferring , upon the Governor unlimited power to appoint and pay spies. informers and eavesdroppers infested every community in this State. From that date the Governor had absolute comrolof the Treasury of tuo State. How he nsed it the And iter's books ( plainly show. In March, 1869, the Governor sent Captain Kosher and his vagabonds to occupy Alamance county. On the 24th of March, 1869, a party j of men, consisting of Joseph W. Hoi nen, Speaker of the Houso of Repre sentatives, various employes and offi cers of the State government, and j others, met Josiah Turner, Jr., at tho depot in Raleigh, and ' in a body as saulted him. Mr. Turner's coolness and . his pistol saved his life. The parties I wf re arrested and carried before the Mayor. The Governor also appeared of his own accord, avowed his previous knowledge of th canspiraoy to make tho assault, and his endorsement of all that had been done. The Mayor ordered him to keep nilent, which he utterly refused to do. He could not be silenced, nor was he . punished for contempt of Court; A few nights thereafter an attempt was. made to as sassinate Mr. Turner, by shooting him through the window, near which he sat writing. This time' Mr. Turner's life was saved by the change of the di rection of the ball caused by its pas sage through the" glass and window slat. This was within a few feet of the Court House and during Court week, yet neither the Judge nor the jury took any notice of the occurrence. On the 10th of April, 1869, the Leg islature passed an act making it a felony punishable with five and ten years imprisonment in the penitentiary to use a deadly weapon. vVhen it is remembered that a good hickory stick is a deadly weapon in law, that the Sheriffs, Solicitors and Judges were ready to force an acquittal of a p irty friend, or in case of a conviction, that the Governor was ready to pardon him, the practioal operation of this law will bo readily etn. On the 12th of April, 1869, two days theraafter, the Tainting Act or the one making the wearing a disguise a felony, was passed. This aot, as it was first sought to be passed, in effect legalized the shooting of men on the highway at pleasure. Iu June, 1869, the Governor sent Captain Bosher and other troops to occupy Jones and Lenoir counties. Of Waku county, he also took military ' -i Onihe2Qth of October, 1869, by a formal proclamation, ner threatened to declare Lenoir Jones,' Orange and Chatham counties to be in a state of insurrection. Be it remem bered that this was three months be fore the passago of the Shoffner Bill. On the 30th of October, 1869, in an editorial in the Standard, written and acknowledged by himself, the Gov ernor, referring to the last named proclamation declared that under the Constitution and laws of the State, he had the right to declare a county to be in a state of insurrection, and that the effect thereof would be "to suspend all civil law as it was suspended in 1865." On the 16th of November, 1869, in his second annual message to the Leg islature, "he again renewed his demand for more xgilitary power, complaining that under the present militia law he- was comparatively powerless to en force the laws. On the 16th of De cember, 1869, in a special message, he again called attention to the neoessity for amendments to the militia law, and again asked that the arm of the Ex ecutive might be strengthened. " The response to this appeal for more mili tary power was the - introduction into the Senate, on the same day, of the iuf anions Shoffner Bill. This bill at tempted to authorize him to declare a county to "be ' in ' insurrection. Mr. Cook, a carpet-bag Senator from John ston county, urged as a reason for the passage Of tho bill, that persons ac cused could be tried by drum-head court martial end shot. Ia the House of Representatives, an amendment, in the very words f. the Constitution, was proposed to the bill, declaring that the military should be subordinate to the civil power and was voted down. On the 29th of January. 1870, the Shoff ner Bill was passed. On the 7th of March, 1870, the county of Alsmance was declared to be in a state of insur rection, and Jndge Tonrgee refused to hold court. A detachment of United States troops was sent thereand re mained there quietly until the last of April, when it was ordered away, and the county, though in insurrection, was without a soldier. The Federal troops showed there, as they- have elsewhere, quite plainly their unwil lingness t. tyrannize over unoffending citizens. The people of Alamance were once more able to breathe freely, but tho lull was both short and deceitful. The August election was approaching, and it was seen that the people would no longer submit to Radical rule unless at the point of the bayonet, and there upon bayonets were provided. On 10th March, 1870, Gov. Holden wrote as follows to the President : "II Congress would authorize the suspension, by the President, of the writ of Habeas Corpus in certain local ities, and , if criminals could be arrested and tried before military tri bunals and shot, we should soon have peace and order throughout all this country.'' On the 11th of , March, 1870, Governor Holden wrote as fol lows to the members of Con er ess : f , ' 'I have called on . the President ' for i s j . of the writ of Habeas Corpus. We wanl. militarv tribunals by which as- ani . m;i;ovtrifthnals bv which as- sassinsndemWrderers cavbaumJii-jticofPearbou, directed to. Kirk, "j -.' sr A 'Lnt I Wo f 1rnnM t "k irk T&tnuA to obav them, and or- mariij inou u wv.. r fc WUAfWVmnaIsi unless thajPreai- i AAfct fe1 authorized to rispenjei toe Habeas Corpus in Certain localities, i On 17th March, 1870, Governor Htntvn Senator Abbott: "We nave Federal troops, but we want the power to act. Is it possible the GovYumVnt will abandon ihAkyL peopliv-io-ba whippe aqid to b?e hanged? helfefts 'Corpus shoufV atji&fetJ be snspended:" In furtherance of this programme, Senator Pool made a'speech in . the United States Senate, advooating Senator DralrVe amendment,' a' meas ure "whosa efficacy.T, he paid, ''"con sisted in the feature that the writ of Habeas Corpus may be suspended and that when the military make ar rests, ttioy shall not be compile i to tniu the offender over to th ; oi?: 1 au hori ties to be tried by a jury of his own confederates.'' On 13th April, 1870, Senator Abbott mad a a speech advocating the same measure. ' In the first week in June, 1870, there were held various councils of war ,in the Governor's office at Raleigh: It was then and there agreed that a reg ular military force, to be under the control of the Governor, should be raised, .'because neither the State militia nor the United States, troops could be relied upon to accomplish the desired purpose. Then it was, also, according to Mr. Badger's sworn testimony; that Senator John ; Pool proposed to pnt into service a despe rado named Mao Lindsay, who would raise a company that "would give Governor Holden no trouble, for that 'if any of the men arrested: by him undertook any resistahce, he would kill them, or they would be lost and never be heard of again," and sug gested that the Governor should foi low tue example of Governor Clayton, of Arkausaa, "who nad taken military possession of disaffected counties, and tried and executed large numbers , of men by Military Courts." Immedi ately thereafter W. J. Clarke was commissioned Colonel of the First Regiment North Carolina State Troop?, a force raised without any warrant in law whatever, and proceeded to Washington City, and there procured an outfit for his regiment. ' On the 11th of June, 1870, the Gov ernor alarmed, or affecting to be alarmed for . nis personal saiety, au thorized the insertion of the following in the Standard, his official organ, and edited by his son : ''Wo are author ized bv tbe Governor of the State to announce that these outrage1" mu3t come to an end. He intends to have indemnity for the p:st and security for the future. The Governor will do this, and tnere are threats that he will be assassinated for so doing. Let them try it. The Governor does not fear those fiends in human shape. If he is even personally menaced, his friends will resent it, and punish the uiau oi xuo j J.i if 1, is slain, or even wounded, it is already determined that leading Democrats and Conservatives who might be named, will be inotantly put to death. The Governor's mini is made up." In this same month of June, 1870, Kirk, a citizen of Tennessee, who had been imported for the purpose, bad been appointed by Governor Holden, Colonel of the "Second ' Regiment of North Carolina Troops' and carried to the Standard office, and had there printed an advertisement for recruits, addressed to Union men in general, and: to the "soldiers of the North Carolina Second and Third Federal Troops," (Kirk's bushwhackers, du ring the war) in particular. This ad vertisement was in Governor Holden's own handwriting, and declared to the cut-throats and thieves thus addressed, "The blood of your murdered coun trymen, inhumanly butchered for opinion sake, cries from the ground for vengeance." "Rally to the stand ard of your old commander." This "Old Commander,", this man Kirk, was notorious, especially when acting in a military capacity (as proved by his crimes as a bushwhacker during the war and as an officer of Brbwnlow's militia in Tennessee after the war), as appears from sworn testimony, as "a desperate, merciless criminal, violent, cruel man, a plunderer, guilty of many outrageous deeds and murders." On 21st June, 1870, this Col. Kirk with this well known character, the brute, who, with his own hand,' it has been time and again charged, shot and killed a boy while on his knees beg-! ging for his life, was ordered to ren dezvous his regiment at Morganton. On the 8th of July, Caswell county was declared by Gov. Holden to be in a state of insurrection. A detachment of Federal troops was quartered in the county, and remained there unmolest ing and unmolested during all the troubles in that county. On the 8th day of July, 1870, Col. Kirk was or dered to Company Shops, Alamance county. On the 13th of July, 1870, he was ordered to Yanceyville, Cas well county. - ," On the night of the 13th of July, 1870, an attempt was made to assassi nate Mrs. Turner, wife of Hon. Josiah Turner, Jr. Tho would-be assassin was so closa to Mrs. Turner that ' the powder from his pistol burned her face. It is not intended to charge that this attempt at murder was instigated by Governor Holden, but certain cir cumstances happening afterwards, seem, to say the least, very singular. Upon rumor of the attempted assas sination, Mr. W. R. Richardson, Pri vate Secretary to the Governor, telfrl graphed to Mr. Turner for the facts. Mr. .Richardson was at once dismissed from his .office as Private Secrotary, and published a card declaring that he had sent the telegram without ihe authority, consent - or cognizance . of the Governor. J ' ; s, 'l bn.'thej.iqth !6f ; uly 1870,'; the wholesale arrest and Imprisonment of citizens in Alamanoe and Caswell, - by military pbwejwitiiout i any. .pf eteiice began. O, tAk.oi Jaly, 1870 Habeas rQjrpus weie issued I writs of Habeas Vornus weie issued oy mei T?f r" cteTed the papers to be tak n back with UW - raiwsagetuat "such things La 4 flayed out Ou the 17kh of July, 1870, Gov- eruor Holden wrote r to Kiik as foj" lows : "There are many more arrests to be made but the next will -be f firnished'TO the Jridflre Advocate.' The Cor.rt, mu it-aseembje, on Jonday, Jhe 23ch of-Ja!v- Some, of , the Caswell orimujk-ae escaping.4 I want you to exeroise:a- sound discretion as to such arrests in Caswell not on the list you diave, as may be necessary.' f 'The company in Dallas, Gaston, will be under your' command, W. 8. McKee Captain. He will be ninstered in to-morrow. It will be well to let thematmuin in .Gaston, as their votes will be needed, and they can have control over 'Gaston, Lincoln 'and Catawba. Twenty or thirty of your men should be seat to Shelby, Cleave land county, to keep an eye on Plato Durham's friends and prevent intimi dation' of voters. ' Tbe lawyers are exhausting every ex pedient, but they will fail. This is their last movement. It is important that the Chief Justice, who is sub stantially sustaining me, should be very courteously treated in the per- son Ol nis messenger. . ruo. ku uu- fide fully in Mr. Neathery, and I want you to send me a list of prisoners and witnesses, together with the proofs m the each case I want to Know me evidence in advance of the Court." On July 18th, 1S70, th Chief Jus tice inquired of th-J Governor, if the arrests and imprisonment of the pris oners of Oil. Kirk, were m pursuance of his orders. On the 19th of July, I 1870,. the Governor informed the Chief Justice that Col. Kirk was his subordinate officer, and was acriug under hi orders. Thereupon Chief Justice Pearson" officially and judi cially declared that Kirk's insolent, defiant conduct was rrrfcly "a flippant speech ofja ruda soldier," that he had sufficient excuse for refusing to return the writ,, that the prisoners were rep.lly in the custody of the Governor, .and that il the Governor refused to sur render them, there was no remeJy, for "the power of the Judiciary was exhausted." On the 20th of July, 1870, Governor Holden wrote to the President, stating the condition of. affairs, and predicted that the Chief Justice would substan tially sustain him. On the 23rd of July, 1870, the Governor, as Chairman of the State Radical Executive Com mittee, telegraphed to John W. For nsy, at Washington City, as follows: "Habeas corpus Ciiae just decided, Chief Justice Pearson substantially sustains the State government and re fuses to interfere." And it was notonly the Chief Justice but Mr. Justice Settle and also the other Justices of the Supreme Court as aps pears from the declaration of the Chief Justice made on the 2d of August in which he said: "It is griUi- lyiUg IU UiraUlO tO BUJ btrarb r utlmr Justices have been in unreserved con lideuce with me and tint all concur in these Habeas Corpus proceedings." The truth of this declaration was af firmed bv Mr. Settle himself and tho other Justices who formally entered i the following? on record in the Su- preme Court at January Term, 1871 "The Court was in session at the time the Habeas Corpus canes were beforo the Chief Justice at Chambers. The Chief Justice was in constant comma nication with the Associate Justices and while the opinions delivered were in the language his own, his conclu sions had the sanction of the Associ ates." On the 20th of July, 1870, Governor Holden, having been notified by the Chief Justice, that ths Court consider ed the prisoners in his custody, an.d would take no uteps to compel him to obey tho writ of Habeas Corpus, T re fused to surrender them. In pub lishing this, the Standard, the official organ of Governor Holden, Baid: "We hope all the citizens will read it and be satisfied that peace will now be sus tamed by the joint harmonious action of the co ordinate branches of the State Government, sustained by the national power." On 28th July, 1870, Governor Hol den wroto to Kirk as follows; "I have thought it best, mainly on account of the pending election, to postpone the Court Martial until the 8th August . It will certainly beheld at that time I will notify you in time as to the arrangements, i seb and hear of NOTHING IN IOUB ACTION THAT IS NOT DESKBVTNG OF COMMENDATION." During this month, when there seemed no relief from any other quarter, Hon. Bedford Brown, of Caswell, a man full years and honors, made a pilgrimage to the Capitol of tbe country, to appeal to President Grant in behaif of civil liberty and the the uvea and liberties of his fellow citizens. He found the Presi dent not in Washington, but at Long Branch, who refused to have his pleasure interrupted to give a respect ful consideration to the appeal of this venerable statesman. Mr. Brown re turned home only to find others of his people confined, and preparations for their trial by Court Martial. The coast now seemed clear. The Courts Of Justice had been closed. In all (he land there seemed no help for the poor prisoners, sweltering during the dog-days in filthy dungeons. The privileges of the great writ of habeas corpus had by the conduct of Chief Justice Pearson. Justice SettlA nA the other Radical Justices, been prac tically suspended without the assis tance of the President, which only a few months ago the Governor had de clared to be necessarv. William W mf ' ' w Holden no- ruled as a military usur per, with iae power of life and death in his hands, and not as a constitu tional Governor of North Carolina.' On the 3rd of -August, , 1870, Gov ernor Holden wrote to Kirk as follows: "I would like to 'have the names of officers, ia . your regiment ,whn w?n be suitable to compose a part of the Military Court. The pending elec tion, and the necessity of some of the officers to be absent on duty, have pre vented the meeting ;Of the Court its early as I wished. It will meet one day; next week. It is important to nave all the evidence that can be pro cared. The following officers besides those of your regiment will compose the Court: Major General W. D. Jones, Brigadier General C. S. ; Mor iiig, Biigadier General W. R. 5 Al bright Colonel H. M.Ray, Major J. W. Hardin. Captain Robert Hancock, and another officer, probably" from Alamance. This will leave six to be supplied by your regiment, and tbe Coart will consist of thirteen." Col. Kirk, at various times informed tbe prisoners that "he nad orders, in case he was resisted in any way, to kill theSprisouers." Ou 4iirust rth. 1870. bv order of Gov. Ilolden, Josiah Turner, Jr., a citizen of Orange, was arrested in tho county of Orange, (although Orango had not been proclaimed to bo in in surrection,) by a military force, car ried to Kirk at Yanceyville, thence to Alamance county, and confined iu a loathsome dungeon with a negro felou condemned to death. The turning point was now reached in this infamous conspiracy against tlie laws of the State, and the liberty of the citizen. Thank God, Richmond Pearson and Thomas Settle wsre not the only Judges in North Carolina Oa the 6th of August, 1370, Geohqk vv. jluiooks, juage oi tuo reueraij Court for the District of North Caro lina, upon a petition of Josiah Turner, Jr., issued a writ of Habeas Corpus, directed to Kirk, and it wis well un derstood that neither he nor his Court was exhausted. Oil 7Lh August, 187'J, Governor Hoiden telegraphed to President Grant st.f!g the facts and sayiug: "The officer will ba directed to repiy to the writ, Mi.it hu hold. Lho prisoners uu der my order, ;ud that iie refuses to obey the writ. If the' Marshal then calls ou the posse comitatus, there may be a conflict, but if he should rln?t call ou the Federal troops, it will be for you to say whether tho troops shall be used to take the prisoners out of my hands. It is my purpose to de tain tha prisoners unless the army of the United States, under your orders, shall demand them." This communication was referred to Attorney General Ackerman, who re ported upon it as follows, on the 8th August, 1870: "I do not see how the United States District Judge can re fuse to issue the Writ if the petitioner makes out a case for it under the Habeas Corpus act of 1867. I adviso that tho State authorities yield to the United States Judiciary." This opinion of the Attorney General was telegraphed to Governor Holden by tho Secretary of War. The triumph of civil law over mili tary power was now complete, tnanks to the interference of Judge Brooks, whom North Carolina can never honor too highly. But for this interference of Judge Bkooks many of the best iuiuv-a' tlm - S fc 1 1 . man uaxlar a 111 u. age and piety, distinguished for learn ing and patriotism, purity and long public service, innocent of even the semtlanca of crime, would have been tried by a Military Court, sentenced to death, tied to stakes and shot like dogs or deserters. But Judge Bkooks came to the rescue, and Governor Holden became as powerless for evil as he would have been had not Pearson and Sattle so "sub" stantially sustained hira by refusing to interfere." Our people have been accus tomed to say that the result of the election changed Holden's purpose and put an end to his military usurpa tion. Not so. Tbe great victory at the ballot box would have been barren of results but for the interference of Judge Brooks. Governor Holden would never have allowed the election to stand. He knew full well the stake he was playing for. Ou July 23d, 1870, Hon. O. H. Dockery, while on the train, en route for Lumberton, stated to a distinguished gentleman of North Carolina, that while in Wash ington City, Gov. Holden told him " the? movement has originated with Senator John Pool, and that he (Hoi. den) was willing to follow where Pool led." Dookery respon ded that ho was neither willing to fol low nor to endorse the movement ; whereupon Holden stated that "we MUST CARRI THE, ELECTION ANYHOW." His purpose was unchanged until he got'orders from Washington to yield to the Federal Judicary. On the,llth Qf August, 1870, Gov ernor Holden ordered Col. Kirk to parole his prisoners. On the 15th of August, 1870, John Neathery made a forced march, with a dispatch frorx. the Governor to Richmond Hill, the home of the Chief Justice, revived that prostrate pnblio functionary, res tored the exhausted powers of the other State judicials, and return to Raleigh on the 18th, and had everys thing ready for the Chief Justice to receive the return of Col. Kirs and to discharge prisouers in the Supreme Court room at 10 o'clock on the morn ing of the 19th. But Pearson and Settle can take no credit for prompt ness in this, for the reason that Judge Brooks was already discharging prise ners at Salisbury as fast as they cculd be brought before him. On the 15th of December, 18J0, a committee of the House of Represen tatives appea ed at the bar of the Senate of North Carolina, and im peached Gov. Holden for high crime and misdemeanors iu office. On the 22d of March, 1871, the Senate of North Carolina, sitting as a Court of Impeachment, found William W. Hol den guilty of high crime and misde meanors, removed him from the office of Governor, and declared him for ever disqualified from holdinor anv - u office of honor, trust or profit under the State of North Carolina. And yet Thomas Settle is the candi date of the Radical party for Gov. ernor and John Pool is its Sunerin- , .... teudent of--PabUcInstruction--JLcd yet Mac Lindsey is its candidato for Congress and W. W. Holdeoy is its trusted counsellor and official adviser 1 v vAnd thfa Is fthe Jparty Ijthat j, tliough stained with ereryferime named, in the docaloguei: 'asks the 'pece ofcj North Carolinaio keep prirr THE EAST "aVoT" VIIE WES1' AND . '4 11 A.T1EA JUJIiXJ. We are glad to see our western 1 friends rousing from the lethargy they have in so many instances, manifested in regard-to- tha-ratiflcaikn - of tbe amendments now pending before the people. There wa3 never a more vjtal error, that ever seized: a. people, than that which seems" to prcvl "in certain sections in supposing',, toat'the amend ments are .of importance ouly to the people in the negro counties : of the East. Our western friends are equally interested with the people of New Hauover aud theyjraow begin to see it plainly. T:ie Ashevillo Citizen puts the whole thing in a , But shell,. It eays; - -' To finish our Western railroad to Asheville, Dncktown and Paint Rock we must have State aid. Vote for the proposed amendments and relieve our eastern counties of their enormous burdens imposed by Radical negroes, and reduce the State taxes, and the people will gladly vote, from year to year, enough to keep the work going on until the entire line is completed. The east is Crushed down by Radical taxation and corruption.'and begs tbe west to vote for the amendments and help her, and they will most cheerfully stnnd by the Western 'railroad nntil it is finished. :. Nor is the Ci'.izen mistaken in the temper and disposition ol . trie people of the East toward their brethren of the West. We tell them candidly and confidently that the aid given to them by the people of this seotion will be measured only by our ability. ; If we have much we will give much, but if we have little or nothing ' we must of course give little', or nothing. . And this is as certain as that if the amend ments be not ratified, we - shall have nothing: either for ourselves or for our neighbors. The interests ,of the whole people are bound up together in indissoluble connection and neither section can get . along without the other, nor Can' either , flourish while the other languishes. It is time therefore that we should all recog nize this fact and work to crether in the common - cause for the common good of the whole State of North -Carolina. . Onr , Western friends need have no fear that a pros perous Ea3t will show a niggard hand to a suffering West, languishing for the want, of facilities for transporta tion and travel tnat our: own more fortunate section enjoys. But we can not repeat . too often that unless the amendments shall be ratified the East cannot prosper, i ' . - rJut it is not only tne. press tnat is advoeatinpr the ratification of the amendments as a Western measuro, the candidates also are making the sam" argnnient. Captain Thomas D. Johnston, of Buncombe,' the Demo cratic candidate for the Senate in the Fortieth District, composed of the counties of Buncombe and Madison ana onen: the "ablest and rnost prom ising of tue rising, young men of the State, is giving some' plain talk to his people. The Citizen says : Mr. Johnston, in advocating the amendments, amonaf other reasons very truly and properly nrges that unless the . west will- come up and ratify the amendments, and thus re auce tne otace taxes ana relieve our eastern friends of the burdens they sutler from negro Radical misrule. we need not expect the legislature to appropriate a dollar towards the completion of our western railroad The relief these amendments will give tne people, Mr. Johnston argues, wil not only enable them to complete this road, but all will be glad to vote enough annually to keep the work going ou vigorously; but if defeated they cannot take upon themselves any other burdens whatever, for they are ground down now. ,' . A UOKD fOTUE wOKKINUnEK. What party has controlled the affairs of the nation forthe past Sizteen years? The Radical party. ' JWho has lev ied and collected enormous taxes, given away millions of acres of our public lands, plundered the National treasu ry, squandered our revenues, par alyzed our industries, .closed our mines, rolling mills, furnaces, forges and workshops, and brought ' our peo ple to starvation; bankuptcy and ruin; thrown thousands of honest men out of work and banished them from their homes to,. "tramp" upon every thor oughfare and highway in the land in pursuit of employ ment ? Is it not the Republican party that, is .responsible for all this stagnation in business; for all this misery and woe ? Shall we give this party' which has been guilty of these crimes, of this .out rageous career, a new lease of power ? Shall we vote for Hayes and Wheeler and thus perpetuate the. reign of Grantsm? ; ' : ' ;" ";'" Shall we not act like. wiset men end vote with the ; army of reform that is now marcbirig'em under the leadership of those fearless, gallant and honest leaders Tilden and'Hendricks ? There is but one escape from onr present J difficulty ; there is bnf one road which will lead us out of 'our fearful, con dition, but one course left .for us to pursue, and that ia to vote for Tilden and Hendricks. ' Business and work ing men, shall we not do this, and achieve a victory, decisive and com plete? , : , fV:.. ; ' - In the event of thefelection of Tilden and Hendricks, a new era will dawn upon us, which wilt, revive' trade, set' the industries of the nation in motion, giving employment to laborers, me chanics( and artisans in every vocation and calling. 2 Vote for . Tilden, Hen dricks and a i restoration of t onr crip pled industries and a general' revival of business. . a A Ja u ' ; Headq'rs Dem. Exy Cosmittee, J ; South Washington, V Pender Co.; N. C:;' Oct. 2, 1876. ) The Democratic Township Conven tions of, Pender county will be held on Saturday, the. 7tfrinst.7-.for the pur pose of electing' (3) delegates to the County jDonventidn to, be held at South Washington' Von ' THursday, , the 12th instant. 1 ;"R. T,'. Sanders, C'frm.T" : B-l? If-Seq-y. j (. . 'j . : i... U -,..1 i l .i .' . 1876 .b ALL CAMPAIGN. 18 OPENED 36-Market Street. A COMPLETE STAPLF ALL THE LATEST AND FANCY Dress Goods, Shawls, Cloaks, Fancy Goods, Embroideries, EVERYTHING THAT CAN BE DRY GOODS STORE. At Trices to Compete oct C-St NOTICE, f - - i Meeting of Onslow Court Postponed I mil second vvceK oi me xcriu. I", OBBDIEN 'K TO A PETITION OK th otfeets, attorney nd memb-rt of bth political ptirti oi Uualow county, JaJgn Koy ha" poHtp.nMi tbe Oonrt uniil tto Secoi d week of the Term on acconi-t of the eei'Ctal -lect on. A. C. UUGIN. O S. ', oct 6-2w Onslow Oounty. Centennial Award ! UiRYUND PIANOS AHEAD 1 The Celebrated Pino Manufacturers, MB.SSIU. WILLIAM K.NABE CO., hve received th highest award for ihfcir frani Hfj.-are Mild upright piuos at tue hands ;f thn intercationiJ jury ou mnicl in.ti unitmta ttlie ent-innial Eih bltion, in tUe Mime yfdipl mas of honor kiiJ a me la" "or mrit. iy tlie i e cn.iar eyrteoi ot awurds adopted by the j"ry of rne Centennial Exhibition th- nu saber of award- i a large ou, the same k'nd -f medals beini? ien to pi no' of all grad out the 'rue tesc of merit, it h alleged, appears only in the reports of the judges avcom ponying tto medlg, aud this place he Knabe pianos in the front. The celebrated Knabe Piros are for b1! at IlKINSKKRftKB'S Live Book anl Mu-i? Store. 39 and 41 Market street. oct C-tf THE CAPE FEAR. New Paper in Wilmington. A I WILL ISSUE, W THK CITY OF WIL MINGTON, ON OB ABOUT OCT. 10, 1876, A DAILY DEMOCRATIC NEWSFAPER, with the name written above. "The Cape Fear" will be devoted primarily to te interests of the region after wh'ch it is named, but it will likewise give he Htte and general news of the day and will alwar adv. Cite t'ie pr nci pies pure and straight of the great Democratic prty. Satf criotloTi Rtes: f 5 for one veai : 2 M for 8 x month; SI 25 for three mu'li; invariably In a-lvance. ; Now is the time to 'ubarribe to a Oheap, Ue liable Dem .ciatic I)aiiy. oct6-tf OlCKRO W. HABK1S. Molasses ! Molasses ! 300 Bbls. Sugar Houso Jfo!a3ses. 50 Hhds. Cuba " For sale by KERCHNKR & C ALT) EH BROS HagsiiiK, Ties and Twine 400 Bolls and Half Rolls (Standard) Bagging, CO Tons Ties, 1.000 Lbs. Twine, For sale by KEitUUNKH & CALDER BKOti Salt. Cheese aud Kice. 3,000 backs Salt. ' 80 Boxes A No. 1 Cream Cheese. 20 Tierces Carolina Rico. For sle by KEKUHNER & CALDEA BR03 Nails, Soap, Candles, &c. 200 Kegs Nails. 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