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From the Galaxy,-March 15. j
MISS DOROTHEA Iik DIX.
"who she is and what she has done.
"Who is Miss Dix? The nam has,
For over a quarter of a century, been a
household word in our land as a sym
bol of philanthphy, of unselhsh, heroic
devotion in alleviating the sufferings of
humanity. Yet how little does the
public know of her personalily, her hab
its. where she was born, or where she
resides. Like Shakespeare, she has lost
her individuality in the greatness of her
work.' tier presence is felt nut not per
ceived, iust as a single trrain of subtle
Perfume fills a whole room, but is itself
n. mi r T-v 1. Knf
unseen, ouu, xuiss uix. is no m m, uk
only a flesh and blood marvel. When
her achievements are 6tated in the ag
gregate they suggest miraculous power,
butare, in facla practical illustration
of whst one woman can do in thirty
years when inspired by a noble purpose,
and working unceasingly for the good
of the race.
She has been instrumental in estab
lishing thirty two public hospitals tbr
the insane one in Kome, one m Dal
matia, another one on the Isle of Jersey,
one in Nova Scotia, one in Newfound
land and the remainder chiefly iu our
own country. With the episode of four
years and a half of service in the mili
tary hospitals during the rebellion, this
stupendous labor constitutes the story
of her life. Her career as a philanthro
pist is all that the world has any right
to know, and yet, apart from any vul
var curiosity, it feels a natural desire
to learn something of the personnel of
this augel ot mercy. Her curte de ctstte
is seen in none of the shops, few people
seem to have met her, and the sketch
given of her in the American Encyclope
dia is very incorrect, was written by
one who never saw her, and even mis
states the place of her birth.
Boston is the city of her nativity.
Her grand-father was a physician, but
her father, owing to delicate health,
jiever adopted a profesion. Gen. John
A. Dix. is not, as is often stated in the
papers, her brother, but is a near blood
relative.
Miss Dorothea L. Dix was once a
young lady of the American Athens, in
affluent circumstances, and, like a thou
sand others, in a situation to lead a life
of aimless ease. Like John Howard,
she had, when young, a very frail and
impaired constitution. She was sent
to England, and on several voyages to
warmer climates, to recover her health.
When she first arrived in Livprnonl sh
was prostrated with illness, and it was
eighteen months before she was able.to
be borne in the arms of her nurses to
the home bound ship. It is probable
that she rescued herself from chronic
. invalidism by her sroug will and the
inspiration of the philanthropic labors
which she began before her girlhood
was ended.
One Sabbath, as she was coming out
of Dr. Lowell's church in Boston, the
steps were crowded in front, and she
overheard two benevolent gentlemen
. talking about the horrible condition of
the jail in East Cambridge, where there
were a number of young prisoners
awaiting trial. Early that week, al
though under the care of a physician,
she visited this institution, and there
found in addition to the other inmates,
thirty insane persons, in the most
wretched state of filth and rags, breath
ing a pestilential air, shut up in dark,
damp cells, and receiving no treatment
whatever.
The surroundings of the others con
fined there were not much better. She
began her task by conducting religious
services in the jail on the Sabbath,
which had been wholly neglected. Soon
after, she set about relieving the physi
cal sufferings of these unfortunate out
casts of society.
As the accommodations for the insane
were insufficient in her own State, she
applied to its legislature, and on the
facts being brought to their knowledge,
an appropriation was made for enlarg
ing their asylums. In her younger
days Miss Dix was very intimate iu the
family of William Ellery Channing, the
celebrated Unitarian divine, but it does
.. not appear that he gave direction to
her philanthropic enterprises, for while
sympathizing fully with their purpose,
he rather opposed her exhaustive exer
. tions on the ground that she would de
. stroy her health. But she had receiv
ed a thorough education, which had
taught her to rely on her powers, and
when her resolve had been deliberately
, formed, opposition only increased its
0 ,
After her success in Massachusetts
she went on a visit to Washington, and
.-while there examined into the condition
. of the insane, and found sad need of re
formation. She called on John Quincy
Adams, then a representative in Con
gress,, after having held the highest
office in the gift of the nation, and the
sympathies ot the old man eloquent"
were at on2 excited. He secured, at
her suggestion, the passage of a bill
making a very adequate appropriation
r-jor the cure of the insane in the District
of Columbia.
Her. life work was now fairly begun.
She comprehended its scope and mag
nitude; she prosecuted it with system,
practical method, and indomitable ener-
- gj. . iijij vjuacu pcioioLciiuy viiab ex
celled no opposition, and a persuasive
earnestness which won the support of
those whose aid she required, she gave
' up her home, her friends, quiet ; reaounc-
. red the literary leisure for which she had
a decided taste, the joys of domestic
life, the fascinating pleasure of societv
he . consecrated everything which
; 'had in it any element of selfishness to
- " VJ
Solvent Powee op Movtxg Wa-
teb. It is a proverb that the falling of
drops of water will hollow out a stone,
but experiments lately made in Paris
have developed surprising results. Pure
water was piaucu in veoci vuuiaiiimg
some feldspar, and rapid motion was
given by attaching it to the machinery
of the Imperial tobacco manufactory.
-The result was that the feldspar was
' came alkaline, both potash and soda be
ing discovered in it. The result is
thought to indicate a novel and cheap
way ,to bleach linen. Salt water had
'-no action on the feldspar when submit
ted to this operation ; and a new field
f investigation is opened by these ex-
periments. Geologists will "draw from
it important consequences in regard to
the action of the waves on the rocki
CorjNTBRFKIT NOTES IX ClBCTTULTIOSr
How to Detect Them. The city
and the conntry are getting fairly flood
ed with counterfeit United States bank
notes, and the adroit rascals who ven
ture so much in making and vending
imitations and alterations of national
bank bills are evidently reaping rich
harvests. Investigation shows that for
half a generation there has not been so
much " queer," as the dealers call it,
afloat as at the present time. Careful,
observant people can ordinarily detect
it, but the poor and the laboring classes,
who handle little money, and are so
easily deceived, are victimized largely,
and suffer in proportion. Within the
last forty-eight hours more than forty
persons in all sorts of business have had
the bill "shoved" on them. It is of the
denomination of live dollars, an imita
tion of that of the People's National
Bank, Jackson, Michigan. It is a rough
ly executed wood engraving, badly
done as compared with the original, and
yet well calculated to deceive in its gen
eral appearance. But it is easily de
tected by even a casual inspection when
attention is called to it. The signa
tures of both president and cashier are
printed, while in all genuine bills these
names are invariably written. The let
ters "t" and "s" in the title "Pres't" in
the original are separated by an apos
trophe ; in the counterfeit they are join
ed, with no apostrophe. In the coun
terfeit the neat figure of the t wo females,
sitting, on the lower right, is almost
iu visible : in the genuine it is very clear
and distinct. The back of the bill is
still more bunglingly made than the
front. The green is pale and poor, and
in the true bill no letters along the top
touch on the green border, while in the
spurious the words are partly printed
on the green entirely across. The pic
ture plate is too large for the green bor
der. There are several minor differ
ences, but these will be a safeguard if
observed.
The plan of operation in getting
counterfeits in circulation should be un
derstood in order to save the public.
Let it be known, then, that this bill on
the Michigan Jackson Bank is not the
one that is intended to be shoved. But
it is another bill on another bank, prob
ably in a totally different section of
country, that will be extensively print
ed from this same plate, with only the
name changed. First comes the " fiver,"
and when that is "started," detected,
exposed, and everybody is looking for
it. all of a sudden out comes the " mate,"
and before any one suspects it the mis
chiof is done, and victims uselesly
mourn by thousands. So in this case,
" Look out for the second bill !" Dis
trust all " fives," and keep close to the
Bank Xote Reporter, for the rogues
are about and watching every chance.
Spot them at the very first opportunity,
and the harm they would do may be
materially interfered with.
Ihere is also in circulation a danger
ous counterfeit " ten" on the " Flour
City National Bank of Rochester, New
lork." It is well executed, but the si
natures of the officers in this, as in the
other, are engraved, instead of being
written, as inev are m the genuine bills
The bad bill is half an inch longer than
the good one. Care will detect it
ine litties," compound interest
notes, are also imitated very successful
lp, although they have " a scratchy ap
pearance." there are certain character
istics of counterfeits which enable an
expert to detect them at a glance. It
is the uninitiated that generally suffer,
and those who can least afford to get
swindled. But everybody should know
now that they never see anything but
paper money, enough, to be suspicious
Ihe paper of genuine bills is always
extra nice, and counterfeits "never. "It
is invariably the rule that spurious bills
are printed on coarse and inferior pa
per, totally lacking the finish of bank
note paper. Then the ink is generally
poor, anu me green ana rea colors are
never to clear, fine and decided as
the
genuine article. Herald.
The New York Evening Gazette un-
gallantly calls the new weekly paper,
which in tu ue managed exclusively by
lovely and accomplished women, "a
publication of the feminine gender." It
further says : " Two female phonograph
ic reporters ironi i.onuon have been
imported to do the city affairs. The
editorial staff is to consist of Mrs. Anu
b. Stephens, JMrs. Calhoun, Mrs. Croly
IT 1 -I r rn i J'
aura, i anon, ana Jirs. lerhune. Miss
Ulive Logan will be dramatic critic
1 A T-w , t
anu Auua uicKinson loreign correspond
ent."
HOW TO ITOLD T1IE FERTILITY OP TnE
soil. gypsum attracts. It is not only
uiauuic iu useii, uut it attracts tiie manure
n om tue atmosphere that comes in contract
with it (which i3 abundaant in windy days)
but it catches and holds the fertility of "the
ground that in some soils escapes. Lime
win aiso ao tins so will clay. Clay, dried
and powdered, is an excellent thing to put
on a barn-yard or to cover a compost heap
with, or work through the heap hence, we
use gypsum and lime in our stables and priv
ies. Gypsum is best, it 1ms the most attrac
tion, Desiaes otner properties. A little
siiouin oe Kept by every tanner for use, even
at a high cost, as the benefit is sometimes
more important than the high price.
But we waste our manure. We not only
permit its strength to escape, but we areelad
to sret it out of the way.
The same recklessness extends to the land
It is well our soil has a good proportion of
clay to hold its strength. We must conserve
The time is not far distant when we shall be
compelled to do it. Already there are symp
toms of lack m our soil ; we do not raise as
heavy crops as we used to; here and there a
field ; here and there a farm, is les3 product-
It is not so much that we need plaster
here in the West to hold the strength of the
soil, as to use it to abstract from the atmos
phere, and to save the ammonia of ol barn
yards and stables. For this, let us al wars
keep a little on hand. Let us save and Tim!
prove our mannre-and thus save ou? farms
Coleman's Rural World.
wnieh Irl Iand'. Arkansas- the members of
JLgenUIne SOns of Ank' Seven of
eight feet five inches, or within a fraction of
an average of six feet four. Their average
AbovV; w hun.flred and thirteen SEE
ad hya?f r- enJ-thi,family is fee
SIS . J" lnC h,gh' and weiSb9 on hun
dred and 81xty.five poun(g T
Zl: Ji l .vnea nnnter, and according
to the Fort Smith Herald, the jolliest and
best hearted fellow in the Western SL.
Who was Jonah's tutor!
brought him up.
Th whale who
Why is a kiss like a rumor I
goes from mouth to mouth.
Bseausa It
'LlBBRTT AND UNION, NOW AND FOREVER, OXB AND
inseparable." Daniel Webster.
RAJJZI&TJ. IS. C.
SATURDAY, APRIL. 6th, 1867.
The Sentinel New York Times, and
Tribune on the Situation.
The Sentinel affects to be concerned be
cause, in its opinion, " a large portion of the
colored people were temporarily deluded"
by the whites who took part with them in
the late Convention. The Sentinel also as
sumes to advise the colored people as to what
they should do. That paper may as well
reserve both its concern and its advice. The
colored people have not asked for either, and
they are too intelligent and too loyal to be
deceived or misled by a rebel journal.
The Sentinel charges such gentlemen as A.
II. Jones, Thos. Settle, David Ileaton, Alfred
Duckery, C. It. Thomas, K. P. Dick, Calvin
J. Cowles, John Norfleet, D. 31. Carter, Jas.
Sinclair, and others, who participated in
the Convention, with " hypocrisy" that is
the word because they acted in Convention,
and expect to act hereafter in good faith
with the colored pcoplu. We say to the rev-
eiend brother, so-called, of the Sentinel,
" Judge not, lest ye be judged." Who made
the Sentinel a searcher of hearts I Brother
Pell, so-called, well knows that
" Hypocrisy is the only evil tlmt walks
Invisible, except to God alone."
He must not judge others by the standard
he has set up for himself.
The Sentinel says it expected a portion of
the Northern press would be deceived by the
movement. In other words, it knew that
every sound Republican press in the country
would be gratified by the movement, and
would do justice to those who took part in
it and this it calls deception. The Repub
lican press, like the colored people, can take
care of itself without the advice of the rebel
Sentinel.
But the Sentinel copies the following from
the New York Times, a pretended Republi
can paper, and lays much stress upon it:
"Information has been received herefrom
North Carolina that the recent so-called
Union meeting held at Raleigh was sold out
to the rebels. Of the ten white men selec
ted as Committee on Resolutions, nine could
not take tli oath required by law. It was
not a Delegate Convention, and only fifty
three of the eighty-nine counties in the State
were represented. The members were selec
ted by Governor ITolden, and a few of bis
friends, w ithout regard to political qualifi
cations, other than that they were willing 1o
endorse - the policy of the Iloldenites. A
Convention of the unconditional white and
black Unionists will soon be called, and
there will be two tickets for delegates to the
Constitutional Convention to be organized
under the Reconstruction Bill, one of the
Holdenites and the other of the Unionists."
There is no truth in the above extract.
There were no rebels iu the Convention.
There was no selling out, and no thought of
it. The members were not selected by Gov.
Holden, but were invited by the Union
members of the Legislature. Gov. Holden,
being called upon for suggestions, suggested
that such gentlemen as B. S. Iledrick, D. R.
G.wdloe, R. J. P.iwcll, A. W. Tourgec, A. B.
Chapin, David Ileaton, and other " iron
clads" be invited. We know of no " Hol
denites." The writer of this has no " poli
cy" but unconditional Unionism. If there
is to be any discord in the Republican ranks
in this State, it will not be our fault. We
shall not quarrel with friends in any event.
If strife should spring up, we shall be cer
tain to keep out of it. We are not author
ized to speak for the colored people of the
State, but we have no doubt they will cor
dially and unanimously endorse the action
of the late Republican Convontion in Ra
leigh. It is not true that of " the ten white men
selected as committee on resolutions, nine
could not take the oath required by law."
Five of these ten arc unexcluded by the How
ard amendment, ami can both vote and hold
office under the Sherman act. The other
five have been, and are as loyal a9 any in the
South. If the ten colored men who served
on the committee had no objection to urge,
we do not see what the Times and Sentinel
have to do with it.
All the permanent officers of the Conven
tion were " iron clads."
In striking contest with this extract from
the Times is the following admirable articl
from the last N. Y. Tribune a paper whose
fidelity to the Republican cause has never
been questioned :
" The Republican Party in the Sotttit.
The Freedineu, at every meeting they
have held since the ililitary bill became a
aw, nave siiown that thev know what citi
zenship means, and that in accepting its
privileges they are ready to discharge its du
ties. In takinir the ballot thev have nroved
that they understand how to use it. The
power they suddenly cained thev show no
disposition to abuse, and there is not a soli
tary instance in which colored speakers have
appealed to their people to revenge at the
polls the wrongs of the slave-mart, the whipping-post,
or the brand-iron. They do not
speak of the laws which deprived them of
education, of marriage, of property, nor of
the fugitive slave law. nor of the New Or
leans massacre. Their theme is the freed
om they have, not the slavery from which
they have been redeemed. But, while they
are ready to forgive, they have not forgot
ten ; while they arc willing and anxious to
join with their old masters in rebuilding the
prosperity oi me ontn, tney are resolved
not to become in liberty what they were in
bondage the unresisting instruments of
Southern land-holders. With the power to
vote they exercise the rieht to think, and
those who do not already sue the beginning
of a new political era in the South are blind
tne moral of the ereat meetings at
Raleigh, Savannah, Montgomery, Macon,
and the many county meetings hld in
al most
every Southern State. Of equal
importance
is the readiness of the loy
men to unite with the
al white
colored men on terms of absolute equality.
At Raleigh this was especially evident. In
ether States the meetings have declared He
publican principles,' but the State! Conven
tion ne -Nv.rth.nnrnliniL embodied them
White'and black delegates had equal share
in its deliberations and offices. It may be
held certain that in every Southern State the
platform of the North-Carolina Convention
will be adopted, and tnat ine ncpuiau
party in the South will know no distinction
rf men nr rolor at the doIIs or in civil offices.
The Freedmen would not take less; the loyal
white men we hope would scorn to otter less.
In the North the Republican party is pledged
to this creed imDartial suffrage in every
State nft.hn Union. What is cod for North-
Carolina must be good for New York ; the
mistake of Connecticut will not be repeated
At T?nlpi(rh thft Convention organized the
Republican party in the State ; at Savanah,
Montgomery. Slacon. Jacksonville, Charles
ton, they adopted resolutions equally decis
ive, hut. left formal organization to future
State Conventions. It is in the triumph of
this party, which knowsno difference between
man and man. that the South will be re
deemed. Whatever party seeks to perpetu
ate distinctions of race or color, in the South,
aims at the perpetuation of jealousy, and
strife, and poverty. The negro is ready to
do his duty, and whatever doubt may have
exited of the readiness ot thewnite man xo
accept absolute political and civil equality
is lessened by the example of such men as
lien. Dockery in North-Carolina, ana vov.
Fatton in Alabama."
Confiscation.
We learn that there is some alarm among
the people in relation to confiscation of lands
by the general government. We are not
presumed to know more than others on this
subject, but we will state briefly our opinion
as to what may be expected.
We feel sure that the lands of the great
body of the Southern people are in no dan
ger yet of confiscation. They would have
been in no danger in any event, if the States
had accepted promptly the Howard amend
ment and returned to the Union. But the
lands of the instigators and leaders of the
rebellion have been in danger from the first.
Recent events have not diminished that dan
ger. We can not predict wuat will Le done
with the property of these leaders. They
may save it yet, if they will ; but we confess,
from our knowledge of their proud, stub
born and defiant disposition, that we can
have but little hope that they will. We ap
prehend they will continue in a course which
will complete their own ruin, as they have
ruined their country. But one thing is cer
tain, the property of tlte loyal is in no danger.
Treason must be shown both im intent and
act, before the title will vest in the national
government; and even if it should have ves
ted by a technicality in law, those who are
unmistakably loyal will not, in the end, lose
it. The government will not punish its own
sincere friends and supporters. It will rather
protect them and build them up at the ex
pense ot wicked, unrepentant, " conscious
traitors." If it be true that the pardons
granted by the President will not save, in
the last resort, the property of theperson
pardoned, it is clear that the property of
those who are unpardoned will be confisca
ted, for Congress lias forbidden the Presi
dent to grant any more pardons.
Mr. Stevens has solemnly declared that he
will devote lm remaining strength to the
work of confiscation. His influence in Con
gress is well known. The great body of the
Northern people, and many of our own peo
ple feel, that it would bean act of gross and
crying injustice to free the slaves and give
them no lands ; and that, to say the least, it
would be better that the large bodies of land
held by Southern rebels be cut up into small
farms for the poor whites and the colored
people. Revolutions never go backwards,
and this revolution has not yet run its
course.
It is natural, under the circumstances, that
persons about to purchase land should be
careful about the titles. But we repeat, the
property of our loyal people is in no danger.
They can make good titles, as there is no
reason to fear that in any event confiscation
will fall on them.
Russian America
The Russian government has agreed to
sell its possession in North-America to the
United States for 7,000,000. There is ter
ritory enough in Russian America to make
nine States as large as North-Carolina, and
it has a sea coast on the Pacific and Arctic
Oceans as long as the Atlantic shore of the
United States from Eastport to Brownsville.
There are several large rivers flowing through
the country, navigable to vessels of deep
draft. The principal exports are furs, oil
and ivory from seals, otters, beavers, mar
tins, whale, seahorses, &c. The climate is in
tensely cold, and the soil for the greater
part of a sterile character. The inhabitants
are estimated variously from 60 to 75,000.
There are some 10,000 whites, partly of Rus
sian or Siberian descent, and the balance arc
Indians. There are a number of islands at
tached, lying in the Pacific Oceau. There is
also an exalted mountain range, extending
to the Arctic Ocean, and having peaks reach
ing near 18,000 feet in altitude. It will be
remembered also that Behrihg's Strait sepa
rates Russian AmericaTrom Asia, and is
about 36 miles wide. The chief town is
New Archangel, fortified and containing
about 1,500 inhabitants, and is situated on
Sitka island in the Pacific Ocean. The pre
vailing religion is the Greek Church a bish
op residing at New Archangel ; where there
is also a Lutheran minister stationed. The
Russian American Fur Company has hitherto
controlled this country under a charter grant
ed by Emperor Paul, in 1799.
Floods in Louisiana.
A telegram from New Orleans of April
2nd, states that the levees along the 3Iissis-
sippi have been broken by the great floods,
and the richest portion of Southwestern
Louisiana is certain of being devastated.
The grand levee, one of the largest of its
kind in the world and but recently comple
ted is broken. There is hope that the Ro
man crevasse may be closed.
There was a bill introduced into the 39th
Congress, appropriating three millions of
dollars for repairing the levees of the Mis
sissippi, Due owing xo tue reneinous conduce
of the people of Louisiana, the bill was laid
on the table. Had that people conducted
themselves in such a manner as to recommend
themselves to the Congress of the United
States, their present calamities might have
been averted. There are others who may
draw a moral from this lesson.
Gen. Sheridtn writes that a faithful en
forcement of the law will necessitate further
removals.
The Republican Convention atHaleigh
' We, publish to-day the most important
part of the proceedings ot ihe Convention
which assembled in the City of Raleigh last
wsek to organize a party for the purpose of
assisting- in the work of restoring North
Carolina to the Union.
In company with two prominent citizens
of this place (Wm. R.. 3Iyers, Esq., and Dr.
C J. Fox,) we went to Raleigh and were
present at all the sessions of the Convention.
We did not go as delegates and neither did
we presume to act as delegates, because, 1st,
we were not delegated by any one, and 2d,
we make no claim to peculiar " loyalty "
but we went for the purpose of meeting and
conversing with personal friends and ac
quaintances from all parts of the State, and
also for the purpose of witnessing the pro
ceedings and giving whatever influence we
might exert in favor of harmony, concord
and a speedy settlement of difficulties which
have so long embarrassed the citizens of our
native State. We preferred to form our
conclusions, and decide as to how we should
hereafter act, from sight and not from faith
or hearsay representations.
The language used in the resolutions which
were adopted may not meet the approbation
of all the citizens of the State. Such a thing
is not to be expected. But we must not for
get the changes that have taken place the
peculiar and extraordinary circumstances,
which surround us as a people the fact that
it is our duty to submit t the conquering
power and get the best terms possible, and
the all important truth that unless restora
tion is speedily effected by those who are
considered loyal by the majority of Congress,
worse terms will be forced upon us hereaf
ter. After much reflection about the matter,
and after gaining all the information we
could in regard to the views, wishes and de
termination of the leading Northern Repub
licans, we are prepared to say that the reso
lutions of the Raleigh Convention arc the
best that could have been adopted by that
body, and are more liberal than we expected.
They were framed and adopted by white
and black men men of extreme and mod
erate views but all professing and declar
ing that they desired peace and harmony
and no further injury to those who sustained
the Confederate cause, provided acquiescence
was given to the Congressional plan of re
construction. Believing, as we honestly do, in order to
get the State restored to her rights as one of
the States of the Union, and to stop all
further military and congressional interfer
ence with our I.cal affairs, that the class of
men who assembled in Convention at Ra
leigh are the ones who will be recognized by
Congress, we say that we feel it our duty as
a friend of peace to co-operate with the
movement and support the men who may be
designated by that party as loval and accep
table. We warn the people to be prudent and cau
tious to give up all old prciudices and look
at the situation us it is and not as we would
have it. Let those who cannot conscient-
ouslv assist in reconstruction on the princi
ples of the Republican party be willing to
silently acquiesce and engage in no conten
tion and strife.
We tell our readers, one and all, that if
the State is ever restored to the Union it
must be done bv the influence of such men
as assembled iu convention at Raleigh last
week, and by such as claim to be Republi
cans.
We want no office from the people, and
neither have we any favors to ask of the
State or National Governments, but we do
want peace and good feeling to prevail be
tween all sections, and especially do we want
to see the prosperity of our beloved State re
established.
In regard to the conduct of the colored
men who acted as delegates in the Conven
tion, we will sav that we were gratified and
surprised gratified at the gentlemanly,
kind and liberal deportment manifested,
and the good feelings expressed for their
former masters, and the people with whom
they have always lived ; and surprised at
the" intelligence and ability displayed by
many of them.
There is no doubt in our mind but that
the controling party in Congress sympathise
with this movement, and arc determined
that reconstruction shall be carried on in
that way before admitting the State into
the Union.
Therefore, in conclusion, we unhesitating- :
ly say, on behalf of ourselves and the gen
tlemen mentioned above, that although we
are proscribed by the Reconstruction lawsr
we intend to give our aid and support to the-,
men that will be acceptable to Congress..
By this course only can we ho)e to prevent,
further trouble and calamity.
We don't intend to quarrel with any one- ,
who may differ with us in these views ,
every man is entitled to his own opinion
but "if our contemporaries in this State
would permit us to counsel them, we would,
be"- them to acquiesce and use no violent or
insulting language towards the members
of the party organized at Raleigh on the 27th
Let us all wait until the State is admitted in
the Union before engaging in contests for
ofiices. Charlotte Democrat.
Charlottonians and the late Convention
Our esteemed cotem. the Raleigh Standard,.
in answer to our article the ther c5ay in
reference lo the standing of the citizens of
Charlotte in regard to the reconstruction,
movement, and the fact that we did not.
know of any "rebel leaders" in this section,.
and that we were all good unionists, says:
that if leaders and people of
the Charlotte section are altogether like
three gentlemen of that city who visited
Raleigh during the session of the late con
vention, but, under the circumstancesv took
no part in its deliberations, though approv
ing what it did, we shall be glad to hear itr
and will draw thence the most lively hope?
that the work of reconstruction will not be.
hindered, but aided in that part of the State,
We presume the three gentlemen alhutecL
to are Mr. Wm. J. Yates, (of our cotempo
rary, the Democrat,) Col. Wm. R. 3Iyets,
and Dr. C. J. Fox. And we can assure our
Raleigh cotemporary, that, in conversation
with our citizens generally, we have not
found one but is ready to accept the issue,
and to acquiesce in the programme as set
forth by the Raleigh convention. As for
ourself, that is the position we take. We
heartily endorse all the Democrat said in its
last issue about this convention. We can
see no good in any other method, but much
harm. It should be the aim of our citizens
everywhere to do that by -which the most
good can be accomplished, and, in our opin
ion, if there be contrary acts to those set
forth by the Raleigh convention, much harm
will result to our people. We want harmo
ny we want co-operation. We want all to
combine upon the platform of the Republi
can, party, and get back into the Union.
We want our representatives in Congreis ;
we don't want to pay taxes and be unrepre
sented, but we want to have a voice in the
National Council. That's our platform.
We must bring order out of tlm chaos, and
the only way that we can see for it to be
done is to acquiesce in what has been done
at Raleigh. Some ef the presses in this State
are pursuing a different fine, but we trust
they will find out their suicidal policy ere it
be too late. But of this we will have more
to say hereafter.
Let us all act harmoniously, and stay worse
measures. This is the one and the plain
duty of every Southern man. " Choose ye
this day," ere it be too late. Charlotte- Guar
dian. The foregoing articles from the Democrat
and the Guardian reflect much credit on
those journals. Their course in this crisis is
patriotic, and is the only one which can'
bring peace and prosperity to our people.
If the Sentinel, ot this City, would act with
the Democrat and Qjiardian in, this crisis, we
should soon have quiet in the State, and
there would be ground for the most confi
dent hope that restoration would be effected
under the Sherman act, without further dan
ger of confiscation.
False Reports.
A number of false reports have gone out
about the late Republican Convention, all
emanating from that magazine of lie and
treason, the Raleigh Sentinel.
We now state that all the reports as to re
plies or retorts made by Mr. Harris to Mr.
Settle, Mr. Sinclair, and others, are false.
No such scenes as described occurred in the
Convention. They are purely imaginary.
The last Newbern Journal of Commerce
says:
" Jas. H. Hauris, vs. D. 1L Carter.
Capt. D. M. Carter, late of the Confederate
army, in a speech protesting his love for the
colored men, as well as his ultra Radicalism,
in the recent Convention, was taken down in
the following handsome style, by Jas. 11
Harris, colored. After Carter had concluded,
Harru took the floor, and addressing him
self to the President, asked, referring to
Carter: "What meat hath this our Csesar
fed upon, that he should have grown so fat,"
we understand that the first orator wilted
under the scorching rays of an ' African wn.'
Three cheers for Harris."
The foregoing is also an unmitigated false
hood. The very best feeling prevailed in the
Convention between the two races.
Gen. Sickles and the Elections. Gen,
Sickles has decided in the case or a vacancy
in a Sheriffalty in one of the districts of
South-Carolina, that a successor will be ap
pointed, and that no elections will be held
until the voters are enrolled.
We observe that Gov. Worth is still mak
ing appointments. Has he a r ght to do
this ? Have we not had enough of rebel
rule ?
Jlessrs. Branson & Farrar have consolida
ted their book business with the North-Carolina
Publishing Company. The business
is continued by the company at the old stand
of the N. C. Book-store, under the direction
of Rev. L. Branson, who has for five years
past conducted the business of Branson &
Farrar with greater success than that of any
other book house in this State.
The Danville Register, noticing the late Re
publican Convention in this City, says :
"This is the first mixed convention of any
magnitude that has been held in the South
the first straight out political amalgama
tion, in which respectable white people of
character and ability participated. There
have been meetings to be sure in other towns
and cities, whereat a few obscure whites join
ed with the blacks, to give exprewion to
doctrines which the bulk of neither class
approved, and there have been elsewhere
nromiscuous assemblages addressed by ora
tors ot both colors; but in this convention they
I deliberated and worked together, the whites
and the blacks, men who are distinguished
in North-Carolina politics, alongside the re
cently enfranchised freedmen. Settle, Dick
and Dockery are names not unkuown to the
general reader."
Radical Congressional Committee.
We clip the following from the Washing
ton Evening Leader of the 1st inst. :
It is with grut pleasure we announce the
organization of the Congressioual Committee,
with General Robert C. Schenck as chair
man of the executive branch thereof. Sena
tor Morgan, ot New York is the general chair-
, . . i i , - , . .
man. ucnerai ocnencs s souiiu luugiueut,
industry and enthusiasm fit him particularly
for that mott responsible position, involving
as it does, such vital interests to the Radi
cal party. The remaining members of the
Executive Committee are J. Broomall,
of Pennsylvania ; Z. Chandler, ot Michigan,
John Conness, of California; Oakes Ames,
f Massachusetts, John A. Logan, ol Illinois,
and William D. Kclley, of Pennsylvania.
All of these gentlemen bring to the pop-
nilaritvofthc Committee great weight. Hon.
Thomas L. Tullock is the committee's Secre
tary, and the genial cashier of the First Na
tional Bank, W. S. Huntington, Esq., is the
Treasurer. The committee will begin its
labors at once, and great good will be done.
The New York Tribune gives a con
densed account of the late Republican Con
vention in this City, and adds :
"Fuller accounts of the Republican State
Convention in North-Carolina show it to
have been remarkable for its Radicalism and
harmony. The delegates, of whom 100 were
white and 50 colored, met on terms of abso
lute equality, and were equally represented
in the offices and committees. The address
es made by the colored speakers were just as
good as those made by the whites, and both
were excellent. The colored speakers were
especially earnest in advocating uniou with
the Republican party and the resolutions call
upon every loval man in the State to sup
port it. We hold this Convention to have
been the most important held in North
Carolina for fifty years, and its example de
serves to be emulated by other States."
Political Excitement. We are well sat
isfied that this is no time for political excite
ment. Congress has passed laws not sub
mitted propositions and these laws must
be obeyed. It is not for us to question the
wisdom, iustice or policy of these enactments,
The time for discussion has passed, and that
of action arrived. THe way is plain we
must fulfill the conditions, or Congress will
not approve the constitution, and consequent
I'.y this state of things will be prolonged.
We care little now for platforms and still
I ess .who may stand on them. We are will
i ng to stand" aside, to use the classical lan
ruage of tlm Standard, take a back seat, and
1 et the old ship be taken into port by any
a vho will be acceptable to Congress. As
I 4ee surrendered at Appomattox Courthouse,
u re surrender now. The principles tor which
w re fought are buried beneath the ruins of
tl lat Constitution which Washington framed,
a ad we await the resurrection morn with
a bout as much hope as the Irish or Poles do.
V Fe are now struggling for mere existence.
O ur little ones are crying for bread. We
ai e not now in a condition to fight on dead
is. sues, rnougn on ooara, we win iaKe no
pi irt in handling the old ship. She has been
ta ken out of the control of the old experienc
er 1 pilots, ana enven up to lanasmen. ajci
. . - . . 1 T . A.
th iem navigate her through the storm : dis
antled and leaky, the hull is still lett.
fter awhile skillful mechanics may repair
e damage so that she again may become
iworthv. Then let all upon whom the
iioritv of Congress look with an unfriend-
'eve. stand aside and give place to the
"u nmistakably loyal." Cluirlotte 'limes.
Newbern, April 3d, 1867,
, s.t a republican meeting of the Union Re-
u. blican Association of this city, held last
eve ning at their Head Quarters, the follow
iug resolution was unanimously adopted
2 lesohed, That this Association approves
the proceedings ot the Republican Conven
tion r held in the city of Raleigh oa the 27th
and ;B8th of March last, and that we fully
endtii -se and ratify the platform adopted at
said ( lonvention.
C. A. NELSON;, 8ec'y.
THE RECORD.
Extracts from the Raleigh Sentinel, shoicin
its treasonable disposition, and its hatred to
the colored people.
For the benefit of our Republican friend?
and especially for the edification of the col'
ored people, we reprint the following ex"
tracts from the Sentinel for 1806 and iS(j-
grossly reflecting upon the Congress, the Ke'
publican party and the Union men of thj.
State without regard to race or color.
In doing so, we call upon every intefJirren
gentleman to bear witness that the SfonJari
does not desire to stir up further strife
revive anything said or written in the pa"
calculated to increase political excitement"" '
the public mind at the present time. But the
Sentinel will not allow us to remain silent 1
It has voluntarily chosen these weapons of
offence and defence, and it is natural, there
fore, that we should retort to the use of tliem
And we further esteem it a duty wu"idi .
owe to God and our country, to expo the
reverend hypocrite, who is continually feed
ing the fires of disloyalty and treason
through the columns of the Sentinel, with a
pertinacity worthy of the devil himself.
What is he now engaged in doing f Every
article in his paper aimed against the Repub
lican party of North-Carolina, is a step to
wards confiscation Who urges him on!
Gov. Worth and his friends f Do secession
ists, who are large land owners endorse his
course ? Hitherto they have supported Lim
and voted with him, against the Union, tlJe
Republican party and the colored people of
North-Carolina. With a few exceptions, w9
state that this has been their position. Do
they not now perceive whither he has led
them ? The Republican party of the nation
hold them responsible for the past, and are
not in a humor to suffer them, through the
Sentinel and other papers, to re-inflame the
popular mind against the government, with
out inflicting stern and summary punishment.
Let them come, out squarely. If the Senti
nel will not listen to tbeir remonstrances, let
them crush it by withdrawing their support
for we tell them to-day that every line of his
paper containing treasonable sent itnentx is equal
to an acre of tlteir land.
We present these extracts to our Repnhli
can friends, with the following advice: pro
claim them upon every stump in North-Car
olina, until the Union men of this State,
without regard to race or color, shall mark
the Sentinel down as Lis wort enemy. Read,
circulate and preserve. They are arguments
unanswerable by any man or before any au
dience.
The following is a sample of its abuse of
Radicals and universal suffrage, which it
styled a "degrading concession, insulting
and humiliating." The Sentinel of June
aotn, iot, sam :
I " When the war terminated the South un-
murmuringly submitted to every demand
imposed upon her. All the State Legisla
tures unhesitatingly responded to every ex
action that- bad been made upon them. The
spirit of submission, and almost of servility,
which our people exhibited, instead of in
spiring the Radicals with magnanimity,
made them more cruel and vindictive. Grant
the degrading concessions which the Radi
cals now demand, and they will soon invent
new expedients for insult and humiliation."
The following is a specimen of its language
towards the Standard, May 7th, I860 :
" The whole tone and temper of the last
issueorthe Standard is " unmistakably" Rad
ical. It objects to the term " malignants,"
as applied to the Congressional Jacobins ; it
virtually apologizes for their course of op
pression and ruin, and declares that things
are ' getting worse and worse" in North-
Carolina. It publishes, without comment,
an article from the Nashville Press justifying
the disfrancisement of a large class of the
people of the State of Tennessee, which fact,
coupled with it3 quasi-endorsement of the
report of the star-cliamber Committee, is
conclusive that it favors a similar programme
of proscription and oppression in North
Carolina. If we could be astonished at anything in
these degenerate days, we should be surpris
ed at the fatuity and blindness of the Stan
dard. In its persistent perversion of the
feelings of our people, it undertakes a task
more desperate than that of Sisyphus. His
stone rolled back whenever he had carried it
to the top of the hilL The Standard's stone
will not only roll back, but crush it to the
earth. A newspaper which deliberately
misrepresents the sentiments of the people
of North-Carolina, in spite of every declar
ation and protestation they can make, must
be considered as signing the death-warrant
of its own position and usefulness "
"The Standard, of Saturday, not only pub
lishes, without comment, the article from the
Nashville Press, to which we have elsewhere
alluded, but also a communication over the
signature of " Yankee? which is an insult to
this community, and the source of which
would have been sufficiency manifest, with
out being disclosed by the signature. ' It is
an ill bird," truly, that befouIs its own nest.' "
The following is aimed at Gov. Brownlow
and the Tennessee Republicans, April, 28d,
1866:
" More than this : Gov. Holden has en
dorsed Gov. Brownlow, of Tennessee, and
his policy, calling him that "glorious old
patriot," whom every true hearted American
must despise and denounce as tue most un
mitigated tyrant in the Lmon;lar worse
than Sumner or Stevens. Nav, in the last
Standard, it speaks of the late action of
Brownlow and his copartners in tyranny,
approvingly, except that some good Union
men have been treated ur justly by the action.
Let the reader note it. The Brownlow Leg
islature of Tennessee has disfranchised every
Tennesseean who took up arms in the late
Confederate service, and has adopted tlie
most odious measures for the degradation
and ruin of three fourths of the people of the
State; ana yet tue standard, tuougn it treats
some Union men improperly, thinks it all
right, as " it will not be likely to injure tne
prospects of Tennessee for admission to her
full privileges in the Union."
And now we invite the attention of our
colored friends to the following. Observe
how the Sentinel oi April 23d, 1866, stated
that it desired to restore the Union, ai it
was before the tear. Of course that paper de
sired the rcestablishment of Blavery,else what
does the following language mean T That
paper copied as follows from the Louisburg
Eagle, and then comments. To the comments,
we invite especial attention ;
M To the Union of our fathers ve hate al
ways been loyal. Not a shadow has ever fall
en upon our devotion to the principles of the
Federal Constitution as interpreted by Story,
Kent, Tucker, Webster, and that embodi
ment of human greatness and political rec
titude, Henry Clay." Lauuburg Eagle.
To which the Sentinel replies as follows:
" We presume there are but few Southern
men, who cannot sincerely endorse at less1
the first clause of the above sentence. If t'
Union ofourfathers had been maintaineo
and fullv carried out, it is doubtful whether
any Southern man. would have dhed any
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