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FBIDAY, OCTOBER 27, 187(3.
Terms of
subscript Bon Cash
The Weekly Jotjknai is maild to
subscribers at One doixak and a half
per annum; Onk dotxab for 6ix mouths;
Fifty cents for three months.
Desiring to make the Jouiisal the
mouthpiece of the people, the Editor cor
dially invites correspondence from a 1 por
tions of the State.
For President :
Samuel J. Tildon,
For Vice-President:
Thomas A. Hendricks.
For GoYcnor :
Zebulon B. Vasjce,
For Lieutenant-Governor :
Thomas J. Jarvis,
For Secretary of State:
Of New Hanover.
For Attorney General:
Of Wilson.
For Treasurer:
Of Randolph.
For Auditor:
Of Haywood.
For Supt. of Public Instruction:
Of JohuBton.
Presidential Electors for tho
State at Largo
DAN1KL G. FOWLK, or Wake.
J. M. LKA'JH, ot Davidson.
District Electors
let District -LOUIS O. LATHAM, of Pitt.
JuliP" K. WOOrKW.ot kenoir.
J AH. C. McRAE, o Curuberiuud.
F. II. BTJ1 B RE, of Wake
F. O. ROBBINrt, of OaTidson.
" R. P. WAKINO, of Mecklenburg
' W. . GLENN, of Yadkin.
Of Hertford.
.Jthird district:
Of Now Hanover.
fourth district:
Of Franklin.
fifth district:
Of Rockingham.
srxTir district:
Of Richmond.
Of Iredell
Of Buncombe.
On the 16th day of November, 1876,
and in the city of Raleigh, the under
signed will commence the publication
a daily and weekly Democratic news
paper. Of long experience in their profes
sion as editors, respectively of the
Fayetteville Observer and the WiN
mington Journal, they do not affect to
donbt the soundness of the general
judgment whtch assigns them ability
to furnish a newspaper suited to the
needs and adapted to the tastes of the
people of North Carolina. Differing
in politics in the olden time, there was
never a difference between the Ob
server and the Journal in zeal for the
interests and honor of North Carolina.
To promote the one, and to uphold
and add to the other will be the object
of the Observer now.
Of very decided opinions on
questions of public interest, and apt
to give those opinions plain expres
sion, they deem it the fii st duty of a
newspaper to furnish its readers with
the information necessary to the for
mation of their opinions to publish
all "the news;" and their purpose is
to make The Observer now, as of old,
a truthful, accurate, condensed his
tory of the times in whioh we live. It
was thus that "the old Observer" won
its hold upon the people of North
Carolina, enjoying the affection of it3
party friends, receiving the respect
and confidence of its bitterest poli'i
cal foes, and commanding in its com
paratively isolated location a circula
tion larger than has ever been attained
by any other North Carolina news
paper, and it is thus, by like dignity,
and fairneas that the editors of The
Observer, transferred to the State
Capital, hope it will deserve, and soon
equal, and then surpass, its former
circulation and prosperity.
It will be their high aim to deserve
the public confidence by earnest efforts
to promote the public welfare, firet
and foremost of North Carolina, next
of all the Southern States, and finally,
and through these, of the whole
Union. They think that this can only
be effected by the prevalence of Dem
ocratic principles and the dismissal of
the Radical party from the places and
power which they have so greatly
abused, and under whose baleful rule
the South has been outraged and the
whole country has been impoverished
and disgraced.
Peter M. Hale,
W. L. Saunders.
Daily Observer, one year $8 00
Daily Observer, six months 4 00
Weekly Observer, one year 2 00
Weekly Observer, six months ... 1 00
All communications should be ad
dressed, until further notice, to
W. L. Saunders,
Wilmington,.N, O. 1
The Democratic County Executive
Committee wern authorized by the
Coutitj Convention to notninute a
county tiekot, suonld it be considered
advisable. Bblioving th tbsceesiiyfor
aueh a ticket' to be imperative, and
that the good governuieut of iiie coun
ty requires it, we have made the fol
lowing nommatiouq :
For the Senate, N-w Hanover and
Pender David G. Vorth.
For the House of Commons John
W. Dunham, E. li. Pearce.
For Sheriff Owen Fennell.
For Register of Docdn-Jno. D. Love.
For Couaty Treasurer-Bei ry Glwavefi
For Coroner H. A. Bag?.
For Surveyor John K. Brown.
For C'.'Unty ' 'omraissionere Alfred
Martin, G. W. Williams, Jamas Mad
iiei., H. VoIIeiv, David S. Sanders.
We da not Lt-eiUto to deciaro ti.is
ticket worthy of the earnest support
of every voter in the county. The
u&men arc a guarantee oi" good, hon
est, .prudent management of county
affairs, aad we earnestly appeal to
every votr, wLit aud colored, to
support tjem. Yi; aro all alike inter
ested in our home aflUinv and should
use every effort to piaco our county
under thr control of men who will nd
Lninibter the govcrnnirnt fairly and
cconon?icaliy, aud with equal ju-tice
to ev; ry cit zan. We
to look nt this m"-
uk the voters
-r candidly, find
to elect t'lis ticl- We hfive mdo it
worthy of jc-ir Mipijort. Will you
refuse to confirm it on the day of
election ? We trust not. It appeal",
fo your judgment, your duty, your
J ion or.
For the committee.
C. II. Robinson, Chm'D.
SliSA'S'E A o iaoBjsi:.
A eifpuificrnt evidence of discourage
incut in the Presidential race on the
part of the Republicans?, say3 the Bos
ton Post, is tbo desperate earnestness
with vliich they have taken to cipher
ing upon tho Congressional probabili
ties eince the October elections. Their
journals act a3 consolers in a mild
way by constantly reiterating that if
the Democrats succeed 5n electing
their Executive, tho Republicans are
eure to have a working majority in the
Senate, with a fair prospect of also
capturing the House. It may be cruel
to carry the attack upon the retreating
Radicals into what they vainly im
agine is their Gibriilter, but there is
no rashness in it and they have in
vited the assault. The people are
marching irresistibly onward, deter
mined to carry every salient point and
remove from poyer thoae who have so
grossly abu-sed their advantages of
position. It is almost as certain that
the Seriate of the United States wiil
become. Democratic during tho next
Administration as it is that the Re
public wiii continue, and this the fig
ures plainly prove. The present Sen-
j ate shows the following distribution:
Republicans 41, Democrats '2V, and
ona vacancy. There are 27 Republi
cans and 19 Democrats to hold over
March 4, 1877, while the following
Republican States either have chosen
or are to choose successors to the out
going Senators: Maine, New Hamp
shire, Massachusetts, Iowa, Kansas,
Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska,
Rhode Island, South Carolina,
(doubtful), Wisconsin, Illinois and
Colorado (2). Tha Democratic Stales
are Arkansas, Mississippi, Texas, New
Jersey, Alabama, Delaware, Georgia,
Kentucky, North Carolina, Oregon,
Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia,
(2) and Louisiana (2). This gives in
the Forty -Fifth Congress 41 Republi
cans and 25 Diinccrats. In 1879 there
will be another distribution. In the
place of outgoing Republicans the
following States, in all human proba
bilitv. will return Democrats: Ala
bama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia,
Indiana, (Morton), New York (Conk-
ling.) South Carolina (Patterson), and
Oregoh. Kentucky, Maryland, Mis
souri and North Carolina will fill
Democratic vacancies witbDemocrats,
The Republican Senators from Cali
fornia, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, New
Hampshire, Ohio (Sherman,) Pennsy!
vania (Cameron), Vermont, Wisconsin
and Nevada, whose terms expire then,'
will probably be for the most part
succeeded by men of their own politi
cal complexion. But at the lowest
calculation there will be a Democratic
majority in the Senate twice as large
as the Republicans have there now.
The calculations of the Republicans
have gone even more widely astray on
the prospective composition of the
House for tho next two years. Ou
Sunday cotomporary, tho. Gazette,
looks forword to victory in the loner
branch of the National Legislature, o.i
the strength of the Congressional gains
made by tbe party in Ohio and the
gerrymandered distiicfs in Indiana,
But the calculation is bas; d on au es
timatn of oniy sixty x)emocaatic ma
joiity in the present House, while the
official figures, counting the Inde
pendents as Democrats or Repub'i
cans, according to tho p;irty with
which thoy usually vote, is 381 of .the
former and 111 of the latter, leaving a
round Democratic majority of 70 to
reduce below a minimum. AU the
Republican estimates assume their
gains in a ratio proportionate to Indi
ana in other States, and notab'y in
Massachusetts, where the Democracy
stand as good a chance to gain a Con
gressman as to lose one. Pennsyl
vania and Illinois ure also set down for
similar wonderful gains, but the alti-
tudo of the Germans in the latter State;
will protect the Democrats from the
inroads, which the Republicans hope
to make in their delegation. The New
York Evening Post gives a very elabo
rate table of estimates and . compari
sons, allowing the Democrats their un
disputed own grudgingly, and claim
ing for the other side gains which the
results will not confirm, and the best
it can show, even on a paper basis, is
145 Republicans to 148 Democrats.
This has to include an estimate of gain
in Wisconsin, where the returns will
show Republican loss, if there is any
change. The Democrats, however,
must not throw any districts away, in
reliance upon their present strength.
The Republicans are desperate. They
know the Presidency is lost to them,
and they will work without ?arnple or
fatigue to secure the Congress. Let
the Reform ranks maintain their un
broken front and" march to victory all
r1od2 the line.
RAX lB'UJ? THE REV Sl.. tt
LEY. We copy the following article eays
the Pee Dc Courier, .from the Spirit
of the South, as a ppecitnen of the
kind of editorials which of late appear
n that, partizsia bheet. Are the?edi--ora
of tLat paper mad, drunk of crazy?
We ask our readers, if they ivery read
as gross an attack upon any man, espe
cially a minister of the gospel in good
f.tandiug in his own church and hon
ored with a position so elevated the
principal editor of it cunreh org?in ?
Mr. Bailey, as it will bo seen in an
other column, camaaunicated the rre
litions Jloldfn rande to him a year
ago to Dr. Andrews of Shelby.
The effort to compare Holden's ve
racity with Bailey's is preposterous.
IToMon been convicted of perjury,
and his testimony would have no
weight in any court of the btate. no
ha? been denounced in this couaty by
such men as Gen. Dockery and Col.
O. H. Dockery, and the General in
his day repeatedly sail that Holden
was the biggest liar in the Slate.
Hollen has been a Methodist, au
Epircopilian aud is now a Baptist, and
we fear tint in uoui of these churches
was ht eJer.n of sin.
What docs the Spirit of the South
expect to accomplish by such an abu
sive article? But it is only carrying
out tho example set by the leades of
its party. Bob Ingerboll attacks curia -tianitv
in a wholesale manner. Blaiae
denounced ona of the leading churches
and Hargrove, Republican candidate
'or Attorney General iu this State, has
made a gro33 attack on the Methodist
itucmiuatiou, and here comes this
vile paper, misnamed apirtt oj inc
South, for Spirit of tho Devil, wita a
libelous article one ui the leading
ministers of the Baptist church. All
of this is d-jae fov party. It seems
they, the Republicans, are willing to
soe all of the churches go down for
their T?ariy-
Mr. Baitey needs no defenco and
corroboration of his word, but we are
informed that Holden has mado the
same revelations to several Baptist
ministers aud they should come out
with the information they have ja
their possession.
We regard the above article as a
direct attack upon the whole Baptise
denomination, and every lover of
Mr. Bailey 'a character aud veracity
are establiahej : and no mstn oi sense
and fairness Trould deny his state
ments, which are mad in a fair and
candid manner, it will be remem
bered that '.he Senior editor of the
South is tho Republican candidate for
the Houao of Oouimons in this county
in opposition to Mr. Johnson, who is
a Baptist, and in the face of such an
article as the above, we ask how cu
aoy christian man of any race or party
and especially any Baptist, support
him, when he publisher such an abu
sive aud slanderous article of one of
the most prominent and ueful minis
ter of the Baptist church as is the Rev .
C. T. Baiie? More, hor can any
man who lays claim to decsncy, truth
aud respectability allow such a vile
paper to come into his house. It wiil
do any man s family harm to read
such a paper.
We appeal to I ha people of this
county to a'op and think before they
oust their suffrages for a man io maka
their laws who postages such a mrtli
cious and vindictive spirit us the above
article kL.ows Mr. Terry to possess.
Surely no prosperity or happiness,
either political or mora), can attend a
country whose people are so lost to
right cud justice, and the christian re
ligion, as to vote for such a man as tho
Senior editor of the South. To do it,
members of the Baptist denomination,
is to put a higher estimate urou party,
the Republican party, than upon your
church. You will put party before
the church. Church and politics
Bhould be distinct, but his paper has
assailed your church through one of
your leading ministers, and it seems
it is your duty to sustain jour church
by voting such men down, whether
they be Democrats or Republicans,
rich or poor.
(From the Spirit of the South.)
Irea,clier Hallcy-Tlake Koom for
Anotlier HlacXgimrd.
It is with a great deal of iegret that
we come to notice this infamous black
guard. We have a great deal of def
erence for the profession to which he
belongs, but when one like him throws
off the sackc.'oth, descends iuto the
political arena, and, what is worse,
tells a deliberate and a malicious lie.
he need not expect any favors at our
hands, but to bo told boldly and fear
lessly of his own infamy. Here is a
man, Bailey is the name, who ha had
a talis wilh one of the professors of re
ligion in his own church, upon, we wiil
suppose, spiritual matters, Tjitii which
only God or his agent on earth has to
do, who pretends to teil things that
occurred during a conversation which
took ' "ace a long while ago. If C T.
Eailey (we will call him through cour
tesy Rev. Bailey) knew anything det
rimssntal to the public character of
Gov. Holden, why wait till now to
make it known to the world and for
fjolitical effect 3 If this is Christian
charity wo will not have it. If Bailev
is a Chiistian, a gentleman, or a man
of honor, we havo no inclination to be
considered of the same class. Gov.
Holden is not now a caudidate for of
iioe, but this infernal scoundrel Bailey,
a man who expects people to believe
h'm, on account of his sacred character
which he abases, comes and tells an
outrageous lie, for political effect. Wo
cannot believe that he did it without
any expectation of reward. We don't
believe he did it for anything else than
for money. We ask this fonl scoundrel
how much money the Democrats have
paid him for lying he a preacher of
the Gospel, who pretends to teach
truth ? He has willingly and without
the least provocation, put forward bis
name as a dabbler in jiolitics, to be
hei aided from one end of this State to
the other, as a reverend gentleman wLc
has descended so low as to be either a
bribed or a malicious liar,
The next thing we expect to hear
will bo of his nomination for an office
hy tho. Democratic party. Perhaps bis
brother, the Mev. J. N. Stalling, of
Duplin, will help him. R. A. Shot-well,-the
couvif,rd K. K., has been
rewarded, poor little Ben Askew has
bean . rewarded, and now comes the
dirty little lying parson Bailey' tima.
Give him somthiug, Democrats. Do
not wait for the hat to bo taken uroancl.
Decent people will not think of corn-
Suring Gov. Holden with Bailey. Lt
ailey ink where he belongs, down lo
the lowest depths of infamy. He wiil
reach it.
1 I J M
With the spirit of prophecy upon
him, on opening the Indians canvass,
Senator Morton announced thut the
loss of Indiana meant the election of
Tildeu and Hendricks. The Senator
was like one of those entranced proph
ets who strange visions and utter
remarkable truths which they would
sometimes iike themselves to find false.
The mantle of prophecy had fallen
upon tho grim Senator, and he uttered
a truth which, squirm and rgue and
figure as they will, still stares his party
in the face. The whole number of elec
tor d votes is 369 ; necessary to a
choice, 185. Tho South has 138, tak
ing from these Louisiana and South
Carolina, 15 ;votes, leaves 123. Add
to that New York 35, New Jersey 9,
Connecticut 6, California 6, and Ore
gon 3, and we have 182. Indiana,
now certain, mikes 197, with 12 votes
to spare. So that we. could afford to
lose Mississippi 8, and Florida 4, or
California 6. and Oregon 8. So long
as Indiana was a doubtful State the
result was tincertt p. but there is no
shadow of uncertainty about it now.
When the tide is all setting that vay
it is a matter of certainty that no De
mocratic State will be lost. Morton
wore tho mantle of a prophet in that
ISoticl Tliifi, Willi o Men!
Ho 3 Osi t, witfi Mo$g-ro: I
Iu order that tho white men of this
district may see what manner of man
i3 the Radical candidate for Congress
in this district, we republish the fol
lowing certificate of Captain Green of
tha steamer JS'orth State. If Radical
ism does not mean civil rights, and if
civil ri.orhts does not mean social
equality, it will be difficult to say what
it does mean. Do the white men of
this district wi?h a man to represent
them in Congress who puts himself
upon equality with negroes as Mr
Canady did ? Let them answer on
the 7th of November.
The following is the certificate cf
Captain Green, as published in the
Daily J gctutaij 28th July, 1874:
WinMrNOTO, 21. C.
This certifies that the following per
sons : VT. P. Uamaday, U. is. Banuers,
Li. El. Rice, 1. M. Shoemaker, iu. x .
Roaajy, white, G. L. Mabaon, G. W
Price, J as. Lowery, Reuben Manlte
bv .1. H. Whittmim. J. C. Hill, col
j '
orcd, delegates to the Fayetteville
Convention held at that place May
19th, 1874, both white and colored,
eat at the same table at the same time
and piaca, on the steamer North State
on terms af equality.
T. J, Gbeen.
For ne journtl,
I ba ;aiMpalfru In (tampion ..71 r.
Miewart'.i canvn.es.
Ma. ;Editoe : The County Candi
dates are now canvassing. The Rev.
Mr. J. L. Stewart, the Democratic
nominee for the Senate, can so rildl,
riffc and explain the Canby constitu
tion that the most profound ignoramus
can comprehend it, and then he can
take the amendments to the military,
carpet-bag, buzzard's bay instrument,
and explEin them verbatim et litera
tim. He is doing efficient service and
if hi3 Radical opponent would meet
him and open his ears and heart to an
honest conviction, he would flee the
wrath to come aad the Radtcnl camp.
But the Radical aspirant can't face the
muhic. Ho was represented at the
speaking in Piney Grove Township in
the form of three or four pages of
foolscnp, and the bearer of it, tor some
cause, could not read enough of it so
as any pane man could understand the
purport and meaning thereof. Poba
bly the pages were so blurred with
tad radical ink and the opaque thoughts
so contaminated by a passionate desire
to aronse tbo political ire of his poor,
deluded black brethren, that the bear
er, who once claimed o be a Demo
crat, aud who only a few weeks ago
set sail under the colors of the dirty
shiit," because somewhat terror ttruck
a weak headed radical aspirant for a
seat in the Legislative branch of the
House, up in the galleries, a spectator
pro tern, on his own expense ; his co
temporary in Radical politics didn't
want the "nomi-nasAun," but, as no
one else in the party would have it he
also thought he would take a seat in
the gaery idem as his cotemporary.
Such is the intelligence of Radicalism
cn this campaign that it would bother
an experienced newspaper reporter to
give a correct account of their politi
cal, ' polccaticaV harangues. Icaa't
imagine what there is at this late hour
to induce a Democrat to turn Radi
cal, when the latter party has stolen
almost everything except the name
Cabomna, which of course would be
of little use to a Peru or Cape Cod
man in Africa or pandemonium.
The honest masses, the working
men, want Reform, and they ought to
know they can't obtain this great boon
ncdr Radical rule. A revival of reli
gion was sever known to commence in
the lower regions, and neither is Satan
an expounder of Christianity, neither
will the Radical loaders on the Nation
al and State tickets gire the least iota
of Reform the honest masses so ear
neatly and heartily desire. Vv hite men,
think of the condition of mny of your
own color in the Eastern counties,
where Radicalism has such sway that
poor white men, women and childreu
are hired out and let out to negro mas
ters. Think of this the 7th day of No
vember. Meditate well on that portion
who affiliate with the Radical party
before you cast your votes to keep a
party in power that tramp!es under
foot everything Hacked, honest nn i
honorable to the white rate I March
up to the polls iu solid and unwaver
ing columns, and cast your ballots for
the nomineesof the Conservative Dem
ocratic party and the Amendments,
and rid the country of the corrupt offi
cials who have stolen our substance
and desecrated and submerged into
bankruptcy almost the entire nation.
W. J. C.
In his early life Sanonal J. Tilden
was for a time the editor of a newspa
per in New York. Many years ago
Lucius Robinson, the Democratic
candidate for Governor, was the editor
of New York- Sun. Charle Francis
Adams, the Democratic candidate for
Governor of Massachusetts, was once
the editor of a paper in Boston.
From the Uil'on Chronicle.
Settle as a Bnlly-Ilngger.
A Sample ot the Manners of the Gub
ernatorial Candidate who, Drunk
on the Stoop, denenncet hit Demo
cratic hearer aa Kn-Klax Scona
Arelft and Infernal Fiends of Hell."
Carolinians, is this a fit Mam to Con
trol the Destinies of oor Grand Com
monwealth ?
Will Captain Settle come to Caswell
end shake his oleuchad fiat again al
most in ex-Sheriff Wiley's faca, aud
demand to know if ha (Wily) killed
Stephens ? Mr. Wiley ia one of tha
cleverast and xiost upright citis&ns in
the county he was boru and raiaad a
gentleman, and aa avidtenea of tha
kindness of his haart and tha oodfieaa
of his nature, wa may 5tata that at ona
time when a caudidate for abeiifT he
received every vote in the oounly ex
cept one. He made aa good an officer
aa evar aervad a writ, bat hia haart
was too tender and kind to diatreas his
fellow-beings by selling themont, Ac,
under the mandatea of the law, and the
business not suiting him ho reaigned
the office for tha more agreaabla pur
suits of private Hfa. This gentleman
was arrested by that Infamous wretch
and detestable scouudral Burgin,
charged with killing Stephana, his ac
enser being a notorious nefiro thief
and liar. He was arraigned before the
Supreme Court, where there was not a
E article of evidence against him, and
e proved an alibi by the best men in
the county. Mr. Wiley asked and re
ceived leave of the court to make a
statoment, which, of itself, satisfied
everybody of" the man's "innocence ex
cept one Captain Judge Settle. Aware
of Wiley being a prisoner at the bar,
and himself one of the judges, he dis
grcced his high position by meanly
descending from the Supreme Court
bench and approaching Mr. Wiley
with a griu and gritting teeth, and
brandishing hia clenched fist almost iu
Mr. Wiley's face, he asked. " Didn't
you kill Stepheus ?" " 1 did not,"
was the emphatic reply. " Don't you
know who did ?" Mr. Wiley" I do
not." Settle" But didn't you decoy
him to that room?'' Wiley, (einphati
callv and firmly) " I did not, sir."
Tliiuk of a Judge of the Supreme
Court doing this thing. Now, Judge
Ptarsou was perfectiy satisfied of Mr.
Wiley's innocence, and really bluhed
at the indt cmt and rude behavior of
Judge Thomas Settle. We wero as
tonished to hear of such deportment
on the part ol Judge Sattle, and can
only account for it upon the supposi
tion that the Judge carried a level
quart of John Barleycorn on his judi
cial stomach. Be this as it may, let
the voters of Caswell remember the
Judge's rude behavior to oue of the
best men in the county, and one among
the last men in the eounty who would
stain his hands with human blood.
From tha New York Ilerald.
O rant' a .False Proclamation and
nts Dana;roua Dal(?n.
Tha President's proclamation, made
for no true cause, misstating tha clear
aud well understood facta in almost
every paragraph, ordering the disper
sion of an insurrection which does not
exiat, on pleas which are notoriously
without foundatioa, and threatening
to send to the State not only the regu
lar rrmy but tha militia of the States,
?s surely too grave and dangerous an
Mmse of power to pass unnoticed by
Northern voters. The ciauae of the
OonstitutioD, under which the Presi
dent shelters himself and Gov. Cham
berlain, evidently suppoaes the Gov
ernor of a State to hnve attempted to
put down disorders before he is entis
tied to call for Federal help. It sup
poses the emergency to be so serious
that he would call the Legislature to
gether for consultation before be ap
peals to Washington, if possible ; and
for this Mr. Chamberlain has had
abundance of time. It supposes at
least actual and notorious illegal com
binations too powerful for him to put
down ; but there is not the least proof
of any combination whatever, except
one of the respectable people of the
State to defeat Gov. Chamocrlain at
the polls. There can be no plea even
oi resistance on the part of the rifle
clubs, which are for the most part, if
not entirely, legal and chartered or
gtnizations. Tneir members have
submitted, quietly to arrest, wherever
they have been called on. The plain
and disagreeable truth seems to be
that the President of the United States
has been led to abet Gov. Chamberlain
in an attempt to create a riot In South
Carolina for the purpose of coercing
the people to re-elect him.
It is impossible to beliave that bo
serious and dangerous a misuse of
power for partisan purposes will go
unnoticed by the voters of the North
ern States. Such acts, unless they are
Eromptly condemned by the people,
ecome precedents ; and if the people
of the United States should by their
neglect allow such a precedent as this
to become established, it would hang
as a menace over every election, and
would surely soon be misused in a
manner to create general civil discord.
No one pretends to doubt that the peo
ple of South Carolina have for many
years suffered from public robbery and
grave maladministration at the hands
of men who used the ignorant negro
vote to maintain themselves in power.
At last, there, as in Arkansas and Ala
bama, even the negroes, or at least the
more intelligent part of them, have
become weary of misrule ; at the same
time, as in those other States, the Re
publican party has become divided,
aud one faction arrays itself against
the party candidate. By this split the
Democrats reasonably hope to profit
and to carry the State. They are using
their utmost efforts to do so, aud they
deserve the sympathy of every oppo
nent of bad government in the North.
But in this emergency, when natural
causes give the friends of honesty a
chance, the Federal power is invoked,
and successfully, to step in and save
Gov. Chamberlain from a defeat which
he deserves and which the public good
demands. fcjnreJy that is not free or
constitutional government. What
would the people of New York have
said if, when Tweed and his Ring were
about to be overturned, these had been
able to summon Federal troops aud
Federal marshals to help them, aud
had procured a Presidential proclama
tion ordering tbe oppouents of the
Ring -to disperse ?
Shameful. We learned at Monroe
that Dockery and Settle, nfter the
speaking in that town, wentrto a Radi
cal house to spend the night. A crowd
of roughs wentwith them. A mock
trial for cow-stealing was held with
Good Tempiar Settle as Judge, so
drunk iaat he could not sit up. At
bed time, they were piled in as thick
as bees, some in the house and some
in the porch. Whiskey and new eider
proved too much for the loyal crowd
and the house the next morning was
the filthiest on the continent.
Southern Home.
Tbe Radicals don't want colored
Democrats in South Carolina to join
the rifle clubs. Bat, says the Naih
ville American, when Republican clubs
were rifling the Freedmen's Bank they
kept conveniently shady.
A Itcpublicau IKirigr Interacted in
Theoi-Tbo Itecord of Two Con
Washington, October 22.
In regard to the rebel war claims,
about which so much has been said,
ih record compiled by Henry H.
Smith, Clerk of the Committee on War
Claims of tha Forty-third Congress,
Eva tha following official facta: The
emoorats hare assort that the rebel
war claima ara mainly the property of
the T7r Department Washington
Ring: that in 1872 Gen. E. V. Rice,
who wsi Belknap's go-between In the
post-traderehip swindles, was the
representative of the combination that
purchased nearly all the prutendtd
claims against the government for
damages inenrred by citizens during
the war. The Forty-third Republican
Congress pasted these claims to the
amount of about 6,000,000, while the
praaent Democratic House at the last
seaaion passed Southern claims to the
amount of only $74,000 exclusively
held by original owners. The Com
mittee of the House of the Forty-third
Congress (Republican) reported such
claims favorably to theextontof about
$8,000,000, including the infamous
cotton olaims, while the Committee of
the Democratic House of the Forty
fourth Congress reported favorably on
the same class of claims to the ex
tent of only $227,000. The claims
passed by the Forty-third Congress,
under Republican control, was almost
exclusively assigned to the members
of the Washington combination and
owned by them. There are very few
of the rebel war cjaims outstanding in
the hands of the original losers, and
the Democrats say that the present
House at its last session saved the
country several millions of dollars .by
refusing to consider these claims,
which were to a great extent fictiti
tious or exaggerated, and that the cry
on this subject raised by the Repub
licans i instigated by the Ring, who
hope, in the eveut of Hayes's electiou,
to carry out their plan of realizing
profits from these fictitious demands.
The Republican carpet-bag members
from the South are Baid to be all in
terested in this plot, and the official
record of tbe aotion on the subject by
the Forty-third Congress substantiates
the allegation.
Fo S up ervlsors of Election
Office of the Sup'v'k of Elections,
m. )
Eastern District of North Carolin
Raiexgh, N. C, Sept. 23d, 18
Tho following digest of so much of
the Revised Statutes of the United
States, "Title 26. The Election Fran
chise," as relates to the powers and
duties of Supervisors of Election in
North Carolina, is promulgated for
the information and guidance of all
ncerned therein:
1. Supervisors of Election are ap
pointed by tbe Circuit Court on the
application of ten citizens of a pre
cinct or county, through the Chief
Supervisor, and hold office during the
pleasure of the Court.
2. Two Supervisors are appointed
for each precinct, of opposite politi
csl sentiments, who must be voters
therein, and able to read and write
th3 English language.
3. They must take and subscribe
the statutory oath of office and file the
same with the Chief Supervisor before
enteiring upon duty.
A. They are required to attend at
the place of registration and of voting
at all time when a meniber of Con
gress or other United Stutes officer is
to be elected.
5. They are to take, occupy and
hold, such positions as iu their judg
ment will best enable them to see the
ballot boxes, aud the persons offering
to register and vote, and. to scrutinize
the manner in which the registration
and voting is being conducted.
6. They are to mark for challenge
any person known or suspected to be
wrongfully offering to register or vote,
and to note upon the books the name
of any person who may be fradulontly
allowed or refused to register and
7. They must persoaally inspect and
ecrutmize the registry and poll books,
and may affix their signatures to each
page thereof, In 6uch manner as to
enable them to detect and expose anv
wrongful addition or removal of names
or checks therein.
8. They are to personally count and
scrutinize each ballot in the canvass,
after the close of the Polls on election
day, in whatever pbee or box found,
and however said box, place or ballot
may be endorsed or labeled, aud not
to leave the plabe of registration or
voting until such registration or vot
ing, together with the canvass and
counting of the voten, and ali the re
ports, returns, certificates and state -ments,
or copies thereof, relating to
such registration or election, are
whollv completed.
9. They must immediately forward
to the Chief Supervisor of the District
a full and detailed statement, under
oath, of every unlawful registration or
vote offered or accepted, and of every
lawful registration or vote offered and
refused ; every unlawful attempt to
hinder, delay, prevent, or obstruct any
person entitled to register or vote,
from registering or voting, or to aUow
any person not entitled to register or
vote ; every attempt by bribery, so
licitation, interference, hindrance, mo
lestation, violence, or threats thereof,
on the part -jf any peieon or persons
whatever, to prevent the Supervisors
or other officers, from fully and freely
performing all the duties of their
office at such registration and election;
and generally, every violation of the
law relating to such election, together
with the names of the offenders and
witnesses thereof.
10. Supervisors have no power to
make arrests except when summoned
thereto by the Deputy Marshal, and
have no authority whatever except at
the time and place of registration and
votiug, and in the presence of tho offi
cers holding the same, including the
counting of the votes and making re -tnrns
11. Supervisors of election, while on
duty, are not subject to arrest by any
State authority or process whatever,
and in no such cane should submit to
12. In conclusion, I have only to
say that-tbe manifest intent and pur
pose of the law under which Super
visors of Election are appointed, is to
secure a fair election, and while as cit
izens they have the undoubted right
to indulge m political preferences, and
enforce, as they may be able, their par
sizan convictions, theythave J no such
ightR as Supervisors of Election, and
the exercise or attempt to exercise
thra is inconsistent with their duty,
and in violation of the oath required
to be taken for the faithful and impar
tial peiformance of their dutie s, and
as they are appointed from the best
men of the two leading political par
ties, it is expected that they will chal
lenge the rtfspect of all by mingling
courtesy wifh firmness in their official
demeanor. A. W. Shapeb,
U. S. Commissioner and Chief Super
visor. President Grant wrote last fall to
Governor Ames that the whole
country was tired of these autumnal
outbreaks in the South aud were
ready to condemn any interference.
The reason for the President's delay
in issuing his South Carolina procla
mation was that he was waiting for the
autumnal days to pa3s; but Chamber
lain would not wait, so he had tomae
use of the melancholy days.
1876 FALL CAMPAIGN. 1876
36 Market Street.
Dress Goods, Shawls,
Cloaks, Fancy Goods,
S!sn and Boys' Wea?t
At Prices to Compete
with any Retail House North,
oct 6-5t
Meeting of Onslow Court Postponed
Until Second Week of the Term.
th officers, attorney nd member, of bh
political piwtlo of Oaalow county, rJa'ijr 41 c
Koy ba postponed the Court r-mil tl e Secoi d
week of tbe Term on account cf tt-e gereial
elect on. A. C. IIUGIN .O S. ,
Oct 6-2w Onslow Oount?.
Centennial Award !
The Oelerirate i Piano Manufscturere,
hve received th highest irard for h.k ?rand
sq are and upright pi. uos at tc hau ;is if tho
international jury on mnicl inliuuit nts ncthe
entnnlal Inhibition, in the !hAve of diplu
ma of honor sn l a melai of niarit. y the pe
culiar eygtein ot airar.is ad ? ted by tbe j rr of
the Centennial Exbibiti ri ib. n ; ri e-of sau!
is a large on, the wnw k ni f mcl 'Is being
plreii to ptno of all grad-" imt the 'rn-; test -T
merit, itii" atleje i, atpears only in the reports
ot the judges a comp nving t e racdils, and
thi places he P nbe piinoa in tie front.
The celebrated Knabe Pi inos ar f or la at
IIRINSHCUUER'S Live Book ani f.i uie Store.
39 and 41 Mrkt street. oct 6-tf
New Paper in Wilmington.
IWILTj ISROE, N the cfty of wri.
with the nam wtfttea above. Tha Capi
Fear" will be devo?1 p-!rn-iri'. 7 to the iutrrt9
of the regloa after wh'ch it is Dmod, tut it
will likewise give the mt and general nev a
of the dy d will alway advac-Ue the j.r-nci-piea
pure and straight of the great Democratic
Subs cription R.U-s: j5 f"r one veai ; 2 M0 for
s x nionfli1; 1 25 for three mcn'h; invariably
in advance.
Now is tho time to 'ubi-ibe to a Cheap, He
liabe Denucratic Dary.
oot6-cf OiCEUO W. HAIIKIS.
Molasses ! Molasses !
300 Bbls. Sugar House Molasses.
50 Hhda. Cuba
For safe by
Hagsinar, Ties &nl Twins
400 Rolls and Half Rolls
(Standard) Bagging,
50 Tons Ties,
1.000 Lbs. wine,
For sale by
Salt, Cheese aud llice.
3,000 Backs Salt.
80 Boxes A No. 1 Cream Cheese.
20 Tierces Carolina Rice.
For 8 le by
Xails, Soap, Candles, &c.
200 Kegs Nails.
100 Boxes Soap.
100 Boxes and Half Box Candles,
Lye, Potash. Candy, Crackers, &c.
For a!e by ,
sept 24-tf
We Are Always Selling
Because it ia and has always beenth j
Table Butter
Sold, in "tliis Orty.
- 5 and 7 liorth Front Street
Bread and Butter,
F L o U E.
Sand to TJa at our Stores
5 &. 7 North front St.,
Chas. I. Myers & Co.
sopt 17-tf
yyAS JUST RECEIVED a larse Stock of
School Books & Stationery
Ala') the Largest Slock of
Pnbliahed By
Rale'eA, N. C.
BEV. a T. BAILEY, Hditor.
RKV. J.D. HUFHAM, Associate Editor.
REV. W. T. WA1T J K, 1. D.,;Agricaltl
JEdi or.
Organ of North Carolina Baptist!
Every Baptist Should Take It
As an Advertising Medium Unsurpassed.
. Kaleigb, N O-
30 Market. Street.
SG Raket Street
DDLOi urn
Norita AroiM
-At a, Low IPrioe.
11 ana 13 routb Front
uhe only the
Pure Sweet ftash
And Blue Grass.
Ouiy for Salo t
sept 18-tf 11 and J3 eutb l'ri;nl street.
Tfe Carolina HoimM Mamc
ja. Literntare, wil beiesue.i r:o:ii th ;ot,ro.
soao iIs;.siiKuaK. Oi'KiCs f ors seneir.g w tfc
January, 1875. The tirst number vr.li b ready
for niailiTitf by D;ce ahcr letti, a::a fh ivuf.
ic&l will be j ni'I'soe-t ach I'ucceediny nun.tii
thereafter vriihouc iritsrrcrtion. .No lvrtn
tage wilt eiecte1 either tlei'to:
capital can conim"- t . reaiT curb. i ui: a
agreeable aa-J t nstroc-tUs ofnr.rr r,i:ua o
choice reaiiaa; bj popuitu-. writers. b,n ho.u
and t nd.
The Carolina Eonaohald llasrazine
will be a large ac-rnge; cltv-ioar ccIi;iut
Diontti'.y, har d.orarly nri:-tc:l on t!:it.iJ 1-oeS
paper anil beautifully ilii-strntcM!. It i
thoroughly ou'fc-r:i entcrr-rie and its euccee
3 alrPaUv i'-:-'-v :Miret
I 'll! publit;er nie&nr
fo fsX it a i-
Cent, '.nice in
truduceiA m ij"ti.y eiT'-le. ih sure co be
eaeerlv atf:hci'. tor am orcf!!llr vrti r?ed
V3 "PtiK TKAIT Odl.'.KBV" will rore
attractive ttsrure. i he uawry nniubur wiL'
contain a Hfa-iiko ficJaro of
&r:.l L'ograrMiical FkVtci:. to be r-l!cmed ii
each sucve.!i;sg nm'rer vit'i i1.cto?raTh a
other jTouiine-jt tV-.3tneii3 ulvineE, &:c.
and e.cti guhecri'rcr can 1'itiive a clioic
nf 1 .f m :- H 1- "iil C friir- It'll. Pir Jirn
o th ! 7at;tiuna tl!" "ere " "i) 1?.:t.
ii?.,"ur iling Lear lJefin tbe St rru," !or.
vrrieil on recti t of. the t i:b?ci : Vuu yt.ee.
Enter of the CnrivTi agf ir wcrt'i i!oat!ct!il
price a.k..l for th 'a.A?.Mie.
t Any cr.fj set: i'! g a c':ib o!' r.T re'
ceiT i au extra su!seri;.f!on tree. Mn.j...e co;.ir
20 cents, free by nvv'l. p.'.k iosn lij ubicr p
tion, wi'Jiout tie Enrr!Tin,
Aaonts Wanted Gvorvvvhoro.
lUi.U'S A. !:?;irz, PuS'lilitb
3oi.Hi.tro. N ;
The &obc?ouiii?i,
PTTliM5',HKI evu.-v Vc.iner! :r M..:nirgin
J.urobern.n, - O, by W. W:bK-
i iarm d, ha 'he l-.ryct cTcn'a'ion of acy
eoEiiirv ptjer in lb- iva!e. It c.i ui;i'fs ex
tereivotv ir: th e conn i'.o" K-'br-tipip,K-chiti:iu
Biien," f'tlnre n, t'tiir.' r'arl. I$nincrirk
and 'ii rite a::j ini Z "' uutc oi Mfrirn. JWnrt
btrn'niKl Jarlii)iTon, in 5; nth 'aro in.. As
!oca! iiev.ppr r it lias ro v:pt'rior. it is oreof
tic few eotmTT j wlius tditor ami vb
liber glvs Hs who's- tinie am) Ktuntion to its
In politic- th1 l'obcvr-i'n wiii p'rie to rr,J"
m f the pri'-cij-les tf the Democratic C ni
vative partr,&iul wicomprrni'ti- jr'y f ivorot
wht'e supremaflv. its o'-kI col s will always
tem with bel te't '-ml H-t m-wo. written in a
bripf int'!: nt and busin ?- like maimer, i"
edi otiiils wiil !) 8 -oit ;-nd lucid Mid uii'8ib
j cts wlrch-directlT C' c rn our pe ! 1. A R
advertisirg mediinn it is muct f'.ugUt after and
has n )at"OPfc g'Vo' d to no ott.i-r niiir i4
per. blihrt in lfT', it Iihs ev-T 'hv- b'a
mcreip'ng iu infiui iic- and p j tilarity until it
ba reached and occi'pi'd tho veiy lritt raukof
Nrt Carolina journalism.
Kates Csh in a.1 vn-e 'ne Tear2 r0; six
montcpgl 25; tfiree uiontng 75 etsit?. Sewl a
threo crnt si amp for p"ein:en c-jj-.y. Anver-ti-ingrate
funUli.d on !i; j.i;c.it:.ii Also am
paitpi a'e-' which are v--iy reaBonabie.
auufct 4-tt"
TllK C8.nvi.ss now opeivine is the mot ijn;
tant in which the po-p'e ot No th ' cry nt
hve t n etifrag-. d since tb D)oti!e'dctis lt
tion of ixmt. Ct""1 t reKti't uei er.la tla view
orw "! th" H.i rim Li 'on.
pi-i.i.-e th" wh-li sjiiwer t.mt iC!: , t
journ'til which, in '!)- V ' ';ie ''.it
conl 1 t sen.- Uc inteicts, ani r'" '.4
right rind libtrtic, ot hi r u '
Oaro'.ina. . , ot
in order that it may I) v. ;:t.;:! -h? vn--u t
iv. rv Im:cat in the :i!idc t i.va
l'cib Sent mi 4ur5?ig th- cnv.-, v "
esal:i:iKd the folo.in cair-p iU-n Tu''l
of p j.itK6 find for country cub T'"",.,1 'y
beirini! g this !mv an 1 ri.r,:i to tae w
"Movmb.r, a period of fonr month'-:
daily Kn:i"N. , rf.
1 Copy k,i
5 linii-
10 C' p c-H
t Copy
In ever c.a p t- o moi.t y mn t h
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iv i-
1872. 187s?
The Eoanoke News
Tlic Centennial Tear,
DeToteJ to Politico, lJterattM, A
and tews .
. - .-.oairlff
Oironiation large and daily Hie- -
sow --
ik xr-if. to -gae
It circulates ii! Th
i'rtv two i:ciaJ-'V,
t-rn ani t idd'f!
v o th : ' -
UVCK1 1 FUS V lit-:-:- - ' ,er.
Subipt 'n price. 1n ,k.v ;nte- i
A K ii
Send lor finitue c pv .w ..,.-tm.
mar 10-t.( vv
The Charlotte Observ
The only raomtng daily r"-Vel, 0; u
tbe State wast of Kileigh an l Nl r' ' I0 le1.
mington, oti'ers special indacemem' (ulnea
Users. Its circulation. ""La beve1
hare been Urge ly increased du',the tT'
just past, and it now reaches nort oitr
chantaof Western North Cioli' ,,,!:
bjgau unsurpassed xnediun: Mi;cEn0
tion toetweenthe Mercharlcoi '
the people of Western Ncrlb t-y0'"-
Daily .in .,
Weekly 8 10 "
tgr- A'-artUna e'ry c
lie? sain""" j .
XjlSTABLI-UED IS "f69, t.oronSblJJ
iv Democratic. Printed Weekly
Weekly at 2 and t5- Addreffl, ,
Tne RVetRh SeniineS vhI'.sm vt, "
froTt ri tbs ftth .--u-'."!iii:,g t-',; "
laitbfull? th ca- dit'ate ol the VJ"
ocratic party, mi .;; a ti n aed m-w i v-r
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