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'Liberty and Union, now , and forever;, one ! and. inseparable." -Damel w
RALEIGH, N. C, WEDNESDAY, APRIL 15, 1868.
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The Sentinel goes into a virtuous rage
over a Notice said to have Ixn-n posted in
Hillsborough, warning one Thomas Green, a
colored mail, that he would lie injured if lie
continued a so-cnlled Conservative. A copy
of the Notice lias been shown the military au
thorities at the suggestion of hypocrite Pell,
of the Sentinel; and the public are informed
that Col. Uomfbrd has "commcndably" step
ped forward to "detect" and "punish" the
" "uilty parties " concerned in this menace.
Now, if wc are not mistaken, this same
Tlioinas Green is the colored man who rides
constantly free of charge up and down- the
Central Rail Road, selling the " Holdeu Re
cord." If this be so, and this man is thus
encouraged to insult Republicans on the
public cars by thrusting Helper's infamous
sheet in their faces, he must take the conse
Tjucnces. The Sentinel charges that Republicans are
intimidating colored voters. What a bare
faced lie ! It makes a great noise over this
one instance, but it says nothing of the
speeches of Sam Hill and John Kerr, recent
ly made in Caswell, in which they advis
ed land-owners to discharge every color
ed man who votes the Republican ticket
Col. Bomford is duly, informed of this
threat by these traitors, Kerr and Hill.
He is also informed, as we learn, that col
ored families have already been turned
off on account of their opinions, and he
has been earnestly told by a worthy citizen
of that County that there is no free speech
in Caswell, and that there can be no free
election there, if he does not send troops to
that County. Ha he tent the troop? Isliego
ing to do it ? He has w promptly acted" in the
case of Green. That case was brought to his
attention bv Conservatives. We do not like
this straining at gnats and swallowing cam
els. Again, the Mayor ot rayettevitle, a
lovnl man. has asked for protection. Will
lie get it ? Col. Bomford also knows for he
has the paper before his eyes in this City
that the North-Carolinian has assailed the
action of Gen. Canliy, in giving validity to
an ordinance of the Convention to prevent
the intimidation of voters, as "contemptible
and ridiculous " as " a wanton abuse of
nowcr" as '"conniving" as "a willing
tool " with the Convention " in its mean
ness" to prevent the intimidation of voters ;
and finally, that this paper, printed under
his very nose, winds up by advising the peo
ple of the State " not to be intimidated by
such military and loyal bombast, but DIS
REGARD it, by using every fair means at
their command to defeat the damnable and
contemptible machinations of Canby and the
Convention." He has valuable time to spare
to devote to an anonymous Notice to one
Thomas Green ; but nothing is done for
the loyal people of Caswell nothing for
Favetteville. and no notice is taken of
a paper, with it Editor's name de
fiantly flying at its masthead, which
insults his commander, and calls upon the
people to DISREGARD HIS ORDERS 1
Wo do not want Col. Bomford to be a Re
publican. We do not need his vote. All
we ask of hint is to frown on rebels and
traitors, and show a warm side to loyal men,
as Sherman and Logan did w hen they were
Old Mr. Tell, and Tom Bragg, and drunken
Bill Jenkins, and Bob McLean, and Zeb
Vance, ana the whole pack of traitors may
bark and howl and narrow-minded tyrants
of a few acres may browbeat nnd drive from
their premises the poor colored people, be
cause they, the colored people, love the Union
and the flag, but the Republicans will still tri
vmph, and loyal men by the grace of God
WILL GOVERN THIS COUNTRY. Push
onthecolumn, boys! Wcfight against princi
palities and powers, hut we 'fight to win.
OUR LIVES AND LIBERTIES ARE AT
STAKE. All that we have is at issue.
If we fail, our condition will be indescri
bably horrible. But we will not fail.
Vole, if you starce for it!' Vote, if it be
if'tr hst act in this world. Vote, or per
Mi in the attempt!
Gov. Holden reached home Thursday morn
ing from Danbury, Stokes County. He ad
dressed the people at Wentwortli on Satur
day, and at Danbury on Monday last. He
was advised by his physician at Danbury
that, on account of his lungs, affected from
much speaking in the open air, it would not
be prudent in him to meet his appointments
at Dobson. Trap Hill, Wilkesborough, Tay
lorsville aie ' Statesville. He regrets exceed
ingly his inn' ility to address the people at
those places, but he is consoled by the re
flection that the great body of the people
in these localities are tried and true Republi
cans, and will cast a very large vote for the
Constitution and for the ticket.
Gov. H. brings good news from Rocking
ham. Stokes and" Forsyth. The Republi
cans have made excellent nominations in
these Counties. They arc united, enthusi
astic and constantly, working for the good-
cause. Tnese three Counties will not give al
i . .!,- than WrWETEETtf
less majority together than NINETEEN
HUNDRED for the Constitution and tor tlie
ticket. Tho colored people iu these Coun
ties, as elsewhere, are a unit for the Repub
licans, but the above majority will be cast
mainly by the large white population of the
above Counties. On his way home he heard
good reports from Person, Guilford. David
son, and Randolph. The Republicans of
Caswell will do their whole duty, if prompt
ly protected by the military. They have a
right to this protection, and we trust the
military authorities will not hesitate a mo
ment to extend it.
Our Republican friends may rest assured
indeed, his past course and his energy of
character afford a sufficient assurance that
Gov. H. will not be idle between this and
the election. He has no fears for the result.
Information from all parts of the State au
thorize the opinion that the Republicans
will carry the State by a very large mnji rity ;
but in view of the unscrupulous and desper
ate character of the opposition leaders, and
the means they are using to deceive and
mislead the people, it is important that
every Republican and every friend of law,
order and civil government should exert
himself to the uttermost. A bold and uni
ted charge along the whole line will com
pletely route the forces of the opposition,
and crown the cause of good government
and sound principles with a glorious
Important Order from Gen. Canby.
We have received and shall publish in
our next, an important Order from General
Canby, in which he speaks of combinations,
formed or being formed to prevent, delay or
hinder the execution of the laws of the Uni
ted States, or by force, intimidation, or
threats to prevent a free exercise of the right
of suffrage. He calls upon all civil and
military officers to do their duty, to the end
that law may tie maintained and the people
allowed freely and without molestation to
go to the polls and deposit their votes.
There is ground for apprehension on this
score, and we regard Gen. Canby's Order as
proper and timely. Gov. Graham leads the
conspirators in this State against the gov
ernment of the United States, and advises
the people to reject the new Constitution,
because it provides that every citizen shall
take an oath to support the Constitution
and the laws ! Secret oath-ljound organiza
tions exist all through the country, whose
object is to defeat reconstruction by force
and fraud, and will resort, if necessary, to
murdcrand assassination to carry out this ob
ject. As the Washington Chronicle says "How
different these midnight conclaves from the
Union Leagues ! The poor blacks meet to
educate themselves in liberty and law, t.i
prepare for suffrage and schools; educated
whites meet to prepare for midnight assault,
housebreaking and murder." The leaders of
these secret conclaves have already proclaim
ed a war of races. No such war will begin
unless they begin it, and woe unto them if
they do 1 We want peace. We were for
peace in 1860, in 1863, in 1865, and we are
for it now. We would sacrifice every thing
but blessed Liberty to maintain peace, hut
Liberty must lie preserved at all hazards.
Let tlie RepMicans stand like a stone wall.
Let them tote at all hazards. Their right to
vote is every thing to them. Their very
lives and liberties depend on this right.
Let them notsurrender it in any event. The
military will protect them. We have Gen.
Canby's word for it, and the word of a brave
soldier will be maintained against any and
all odds. The flag waves every where to
protect the loyal in the exercise of their
rights, and a terrible retribution will lull on
that man or set of men who may attempt by
armed violence or force to trample on those
Let it lc remembered that the new
Constitution requires no property qual
ification for office. All intelligent, and
ambitious young men have now a fair
start and an even chance. Under the
old slave aristocracy, they were tram
pled down on a level with the slaves.
Talk about disfranchisement ! Dis
franchisement indeed ! Here we have
been living for years under a Consti
tution which has degraded every white
man who was not able to own a cer
tain amount of property. Whatever
hia worth or intelligence, he was not on
a civil or political equality with other
white men who were richer than he was.
And now this old oligarchy are trying
to " come it " over poor white men, by
raising a senseless clamor against the
black man, in order to divert their at
tention from their own oppressions.
A friend writing from Lincoln Coun
ty under date of the 1th says : " Every
thing looks well in this quarter. The
Republicans here are thoroughly arous
ed and will do their whole duty. We
had a splendid meeting here to day, ad
dressed by Mr. Cowles and others. We
will be ou hand on the 21st, 22d, and
2?d." ' . . . ...
A friend writing from Gaston Coun
ty, says: " Mr. Cowles, Dr. Sloan' and
Mr. Jenkins spoke here on the 4th ; also
Mr. R. N. Hager the candidate for the
Senate. The whole thing passed off
well aud with much enthusiasm." Gas
ton is " right side up with care."
We learn that the " invincibles" of
Union County, the "one thousand"
white IL O. A.'s and Loyal Leaguers
of that glorious little County are on the
w;u. th Connt g;x imdred Repub
r . . .
lican majority for Union,
. A friend writes from Charlotte that
the good cause is progressing glorious
ly in old Mecklenburg.
A friend writing from Elizabeth City, un
der date of Apri! 8th, says : " I am greatly
pleased to hear of the bright prospects of
our party. I send you glad tidings from
here. Our friends will vote for the Consti
tution and the ticket. Many who have here
tofore voted with the Conservatives will
come to us. I speak withiu bounds when I
place our majority at 300. 1 would not he
surprised if our majority were 600. Send
me more copies of the Constitution nnd of
the Address to the Working Men of North
Carolina. These take well, and are making
us many voters. Send down the tickets."
A friend writing from Wilmington, says :
" To-day the rebels had a list taken at the
place of registration and tried to make the
colored people believe that they must list
their taxes before they could register, but
our friends Ashley and Galloway soon cleared
A "Red String" writing from Iredell
County, says : "The II. O. A. in the North
western part of Iredell are all right and
looking forward for a greater victory than
ever in the next election."
A friend writes from Roanoke Island,
"The work goes bravely on down here.
Messrs. Pool and Albertson speak at Curri
tuck C. H., on Saturday, nnd General Lit
tlcfiehl, Rob't. P. Dick and others at Eliza
beth City, on the 13th. There will "be no
scratching tickets with us. The slip head
ed "For the Constitution" will be voted as
prescribed by the County Committee."
A correspondent writing from Pasquotank,
says " send us more copies of the Address
to the White Working Men of North-Carolina.
It has effected much good."
A friend writing from Saiem, April 7th,
says : "To-day is Tuesday of our Superior
Court We held a Republican meeting at
the Court House. Things are working all
right in this County."
Tickets ! Tickets ! t Tickets ! ! t
Send in your orders at once to the
most convenient Republican printing
office. If the County noriiinations have
not been made, have your tickets printed
at all events and leave the spaces blank
for the names of the County candidates,
These can be written in with pen and
ink. There is no time to lose. We
can not afford to lose votes for the
Constitution and the State Ticket, on
account of the failure in some of the
counties to make nominations. Let
candidates for Congress see to it that
their Districts are well supplied. Let
county candidates also take the matter
in hand ; and when the tickets are
procured, place them in the hands of
men who will see them put in the ballot
The New-York Herald publishes and
the Sentinel copies an article under the
caption, " Negroes ruled out of the Free
Schools iu Connecticut." Common
readers would suppose that colored
children were not allowed to attend
public schools at all in Connecticut.
The fact is simply this, that in a town
meeting in Hartford, both Republicans
and Democrats being present and par
ticipating, it was agreed that the two
races should attend separate schools.
It is an utter falsehood, that " the ne
groes are ruled out of the Public
Schools in Connecticut." They attend
different schools from the whites ; that
is all. So it will be in North-Carolina.
The Sentinel has published a long-winded
harangue, which purports to be a reply to
Gen. Abbott's masterly article ou Taxation.
All that we could desire would be, that eve
ry honest man who wishes to inform him
self upon this subject, would read the two
productions side by side We have no
douht as to the conclusion at which he
would arrive. There is no more infamous
fraud being practiced upon the people of
North-Carolina than the representations
which are made about the heavy taxation
imposed by the new Constitution by rebel
presses and rebel orators.
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The so-called Conservative meetings in
this County seem to have been very thinly
attended. The oeoule are tired ot hearing
At - O 1
war talk aud especially are they unwilling
to be. harangued by the old rebel leaders and i
war men. '
GeorgiaRemoval of. Disabilities.' , .
It will be remembered that . the Georgia
Constitutional Convention appointed a com
mittee to visit Washington and 'to present
thu list of names recommended ' for relief
from political disabilities. . The Committee
performed their duty, and the following is
an extract from their report. . It seems that
there will be no difficulty in the way of rer
lieving those from political disability whom
the loyal people of any State may choose to
select for office : . 'i- ''' "
"Congressmen seem to be somewhat cauT
tious about relieving persons in rebel States
from political disabilities, and we are in
duced to believe that very few, if any, will
be finally relieved until our election is over
and it is known how the election has gone,
and how those desiring and needing relief
have stood in the contest ',' '
We are assured by leading men in both
houses of Congess, and high officials in the
military and judicial departments of the
government, that should Georgia ratily the
constitution and elect sound Union rccon
structionists the regular nominees of the
party to fill the offices of the new govern-'
ment, there will be no difficulty in having
any true and worthy man w ho used his in
fluence to bring about that result relieved
from all disabilities. Any man who may be
elected to office on the reconstruction ticket,'
and can show that he supported in good
faith the ratification ot the constitution, and
sustained the regular candidates of the par
ty in the election, will be relieved in time
for him to enter upon the discharge of the
duties of his office." "
The Committee makes other interesting
statements, which we quote as follows : i
Party lines nra very sharply drawn, and
parties differ widely, and political feeling is
very bitter in the whole North. It seems to
be the fixed purpose of Congress to so or
ganize the Southern States that they will be
controlled by true and reliable Union men
nnd rcconstructionists. It is said that the
President, when he proposed to organize the
rebel States, disqualified men when he con
sidered them inimical to his policy or dan
gerous to the government. Congress pro
poses to do no more, only to organize accor
ding to law, and tor the preservation of the
The Republicans say the war was fought
and won ou their ideas, nnd that they be
lieve these ideas right, and the opposing
ones wrong and dangerous. They urge that
there can In; no permanent peace ; no endur
ing prosperity iu the South, until the organ
ized State governments are in the hands of
Union men, who deprecate secession, disor
ganization, nnd lawlessness.
This leing the known fixed determination
of the most earnest men of the nation, the
party controlling the war-making and peace
preserving pow er of our government, it is
utterly useless for men at the South, at the
hazard oi all that we cherish on earth, to
contend against it
In view of these facts, let Union men in'
Georgia take courage. Let us put forth our
wisest and best men tor oth.ee, and trium
phantly elect them, then peace and good
government will be secured ; life, liberty,
and property will be safe in Georgia with
out the constant surveillance of the military.
Those who align themselves with the re
construction party, and aid in restoring the
State to the Union, will be relieved when
tney need it, while unrepentant rebels, and
those who oppose reconstruction, will not be
relieved and cannot hold office. ' "
The issue is now fairly made in Georgia,
nnd it is Union or disunion. It seems that
Union men must now decide whether we
are to live in peace at home, doing onto our
neighbors as wc would have them do unto
ns, or be ostracised from society or driven
from our homes. We have shown all liber
ality to those who once ruined us. We have
proposed to strike hands in peace and amity
and forget the terrible past. We have been
moderate and conciliatory. We have oppos
ed all proscription. We have opposed trials
by military commissions and confiscation of
property. We have done better than our
opponents ever dreamed we would do. Our
actions have met the approval of all good
men. Now we are met with the old cry that
these same secessionists .uttered in 1860 and
1861, " Negro equality ! " They told us then
if we did not secede we should have " negro
equality." They now suy if yon do not give
them the offices we shall have " negro equal
ity." This is as false now as it was in 1860.
They lured some and forced others then into
their ruinous policy. They are now trying
the same means. ,
Think of it, Union men ! Think of it
you who have been called submissionists,
tories, and soap-tails in the past, just be
cause you woulj not admit that secession
was the only sovereign remedy for all evils.
We tried the rule of these men then, and we
found that they were neither wise, just nor
successful ; and we cannot trust them agaiu.
J. R. PARROTT.
Let the people ratify the Constitution,
elect the loyal ticket, return to the Union
and all will be well.
So Fallen I
Frank Caldwell, the secessjon candidate
for Congress in the 5th District against Mr.
Lash, the regular Republican nominee, has
fallen so low that he is advocating in his
paper, the Greensborough Patriot, the re
pudiation of the old State debt Frank
states that W. W. Holden is " largely in
terested in the old bonded debt." Frank
lies. Holden owns no State bonds and no
Bank stock of any kind. Frank, when did
you hear from Warnersville ? : ' :
. Frank is also in the habit of telling the
people that Holden is a secessionist There
he lies again. But if Holden be a secession
ist, why did the lamented George E. Badger
vote for him for the Convention, in Wake,
in 1861? And if Holden be a secessionist,
why did Frank support him for Governor in
1864? : ' . ;,;.
And William A. Graham, once the hon
ored and peerless leader of his party in this
State, advises the people of the State to re
ject the new Constitution because it con-.
tains a provision that every citizen shall
taky an oath to support the Constitution
and the laws ! For proof of this see Lis
letter in a recent Raleigh Sentinel.
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Gain of a Republican Senator. '
The Connecticut Legislature stands : Sen
ate, 12 Republicans to 9 Copperheads. The
House is Republicun by from 30 to 40 ma
jority. This will secure a Republican. Senr
ator in the place of Dixon. I
t j ' .' . Treason. '-.
j The following from the Richmond Whig
shows that the Ku-Kmx-Klan is far from
being a myth, bat that it is a secret military
'. organization. Not only is it thoroughly or
. ganized, but it has enrolled thousands and
1 thousands of , rebel desperadoes, who are
; ready whenever they deem it prudent to do
' so, to begin their work of assassination nnd
i arsons Such an organization ot murderers will
' be of short duration in a country of law and
; order,' where the great heart of the peo
, pie. throbs with' loyalty to the government
i Let men beware how they nllow themselves
to be seduced' into treason. - Treason must
be made odious. ,'
, ; The Richmond Whig has an article pur
, porting to be a history ot the Ku-Klux Klan,
I which order it describes as a " political
j white league which seems simultaneously to
have found a foot-hold in every State of the
South." . : The . Whig says its outlandish
name, is not of : American origin, nor the
. whim of an ingenious wag,but like the order,
originated in China, among the foreign mer
chants engaged" in smuggling opium into
t that empire, and was introduced into the
! United States by Humphrey Marshal on his
. return from that country, when he became a
member. On his return he and some friei.ds
met and organized the order in " room 94
; Brown's Hotel," not, dreaming of its being
, afterwards changed, into an organization to
control the politics of the South. In adapt
ing the organization to political purposes
there had to be attached to it additional fea
tures not of the same secret character as its
original initiatory rites. These can be kept
secret or disclosed as policy may dictate.
Forin8tance,no Lang,(they now call it Elan.)
can have over 2,500 members, over which
there is a chief, who is assisted by a deputy;
who, in case of bis absence, death or resign
ation. takes his place. For every 500 mem
bers there is a sub officer; for every 100 a
captain ; for every 50 a lieutenant and for
every 20 a segcant The chief receives his
orders from the organization nnd the sub
alterns from him. All orders have to be
strictly obeyed or the infliction of the sever
est punishment follows. The Whig claims
for the order in three wards of Richmond a
membership of over 4.000, with 700 appli
cants waiting admission two wards not
heard from. Only able-bodied white men
are received into, the order, and candidates
are rejected if not of manly stature.
The Alabama State Sentinel says :
We could fill each number of our paper
with accounts of outrages perpetrated by the
atrocious Kuklux clans. Scarcely an ex
change in the Rebel States but furnishes
new cases. Last Friday these infamous
wretches set fire to and burned . down the
court-house at Eutaw. On Sunday last cor
oner Delehamp of Mobile held an inquest on
a German shoemaker found dead, another
victim of the Kuklux Klan. On the same
day he held another inquest upon an Indian
woman, near Mobile, whom some of this
Klan had drowned in Three Mile Creek. On
Saturday night two of them, chsgmsed as
soldiers, waylaid and robbed Mr. H. M. Gaz
zom while walking fit m a street car to his
house. There is no conceivable outrage but
they are daily committing, and the sooner
the military authorities, in conjunction with
the loyal civil, destroy the Kuklux, root
and branch, the better for those States. We
advise all loyal citizens to go armed at all
times and shoot them down like mad dogs..
It will be v God's mercy to extirpate the
Klans, composed as they are of the vilest
dregs and sans culote of the community.
Editors and publishers who hound on the
wretches, ought to be hung and quartered.
We want ft few Turchins to shut their eyes
and tell the boys to scatter, tear and slay the
last of the Kuklux devils.
The Sentinel of yesterday contains an ar
ticle entitled "Negro Masonic Lodges" and
desires to know if the Masons of North-Carolina
will not be prompt to resent this "im
pudent intrusion." The Sentinel admits
that "we do not belong to the ancient and
honorable fraternity, and therefore know
nothing of Its system of government." A
candid admission ; and this being the fact,
the Sentinel should have remained silent nnd
wailed for information. If wc have not been
misinformed, Mr. Pell once had charge of a
congregation. Did he think it "intrusion"
for a colored man to taste the sacramental
wine ? Did he think it "intrusion" for the
man or woman with a dark complexion to
profess faith in the wheat teacher, who
declared he was no respector of persons ?
In other words, does the Rev. Mr. Pell be
lieve that the African has a soul to be saved ;
or, does he believe with "Ariel" that the
black man is a beast, and dies nnd perishes
like the beast of the field ! There is a cer
tain passage of Scripture, which says of cer
tain persons that it "were better for a mill
stone to bo hanged about their necks and
that they be cast into the sea.". The Rev.
Mr. Pell may recall the remainder of the
passage. Like Christianity, Masonry u re
gardcth no man. for his condition."
There are . Masons of every .nation,' of
every clime, of every shade of complexion.
The Caucasian, the Indian, the Turk, the
Arabian, the Hindoo, the Mongolian and
the African have for ages met upon the
level." It is this, broad, Catholic spirit of
Masonry, its humanitarianism, its cosmopol
itanism, its great fundamental doctrine of
the brotherhood of the human race, and of
the inherent dignity and equality of nil men,
that has caused this institution to spread
into all lands, and to be venerated with a
veneration only second to that which is ac
corded to the Christian religion itself.
Whenever it becomes " intrusion " for any
other than the Caucasian or the Anglo Saxoi
to be admited to the rights, lights and bene
fits of Masonry or of the 'religion of Christ,
then will our faith foil, not in cither of the
Institutions, but in the hollow-hearted hypo
crites who should to-day be scourged from
the holy places they ant desecrating as the
money cliangers were scourged from the
temple in Jerusalem eighteen hundred years
ago. . ; -.
We are authorized to say that the
insertion, of the name of Mr. L. P. Olds
on the ' Register1 ticket was without
Dir. Lash's Letter of Acceptance.
: We publish below Mr. Lash's letter of ac
ceptance, which, by some oversight, has not
heretofore appeared in the Standard. Like
every thing that emanates from Mr. Lash,
it is manly and sensible. The people of the
5th District will be fortunate in securing
his services in Congress. He is one of the
wisest and most honest men in the State,
and, as such, his services are particularly
needed in this crisis. We have no doubt of
his election by a large majority.
. Salem, March 81st 1868.
Jho. P. Vest, Eso,, Chairmnn of tlte llqiiib-
lican Committee of the 5th Congressional
District of North-Carolina.
Deau Sin: Your note informing me of
my nomination by the District Convention
at High Point, on the 20th instant as the
Republican candidate for Congress in the
5th District, is received. It vas made with
out any solicitation or desire on my part
I therefore cannot but feel that it is an en
dorsement of my well known devotion to the
Union during the war and since. Such an
endorsement, unsolicited by me, I can not
under such circumstances feel at liberty to
decline. The great question at issue before
the people at the present time, is the restor
ation ot North-Carolina, to her full nnd pro
per relations with the National Union.
Without this there can be no prosperity hero,
and I consider it the duty ot every man to
accept, in good faith, the reconstruction
measures of Congress. If the terms should
be considered hard to some, all should re
member, that it is in consequence ot the
conduct of the men who attempted to de
stroy the Union. They alone are responsi
ble for it. These reconstruction measures
were adopted by Congress, in consequence
of the rejection of the Howard amendment,
which by all means should have Iteen accep
ted by us. It gave the people of the rebel
States the right themselves to regulate the
question of suffrage, with the exclusion of
only a small class, who had taken an oath to
support the Constitution of the United
States, and afterwards aided in the rebellion.
I have carfully read the new Constitution
and shall vote for its adoption, and I hope
nnd trust the people will ratify the same.
This is necessary to the reconstruction of the
State, and if experience shall show that any
of its provisions do not work well, they can
be changed hereafter, in the same manner as
Should the people, by their votes, ratify
your nomination, I will at the earliest day
practicable, after the adoption by Congress
of the Constitution, apply for a scat in Con
gress as your representative; which I trust
will not be objected to on the ground of
rebel proclivities or political disabilities.
I am free from both of these objections, and
can take the iron clad oath of office with a
good conscience. I shall urge and vote for
the reduction of the expenses of the govern
ment to the lowest practicable point, for an
equalization and reduction of internal taxes,
to the lowest revenue point, some of which
are so oppressive that they retard production
and as a revenue measure defeat their object
I shall urge a more equitable distribution of
the currency among the States. Under the
Banking law as now distributed, the State
of Rhode Island with a population of 175,
000 has $12,420,000 of National Bank circu
lation assigned to her Banks, while North
Carolina with a population of 992,622 has
only $280,460; the former has a National
Bank note issue of $70 per-capita, while the
State of North-Carolina has only 32 cents.
If this State had its due proportion, it
would have over $7,000,000 of Bank issues
in addition to the Legal Tender notes, and
would give us a greater volume of currency
than we had in 1860 by at least 50 percent
L G. LASH.
Daniel R. Goodhie, who got 54 votes out
of 2,500 for the Convention in Warren, run
ning for Governor on a ticket which bears
fraud on its face; poor Helper retiring for
Congress to let Mr. Boyden ran in his place
against Mr. Cowles ; Mr. B. S. Hedrick, of
Washington City, running for Congress
aguir.st Col. Deweesc ; and poor old Frank
Caldwell dribbling out his crazy nonsense
on the stump as a candidate for Congress
against Mr. Lash 1 These men nil together
will not get votes enough to mark mile posts
to Washington City.
The following extract is from the South
Carolina correspondence of the Washington
Chronicle. , It will be seen that Gen. Canby
has taken the malignant rebels in that State
n hand, and has sent troops to protect the
voters. This should be done in this State.
So strong is rebel violence in some sections
that, a tree election cannot be held, unless
troops are placed within a striking distance.
We fear trouble in Caswell County from the
outrages of rebels, and their impudent no
tification of Republicans to leave the coun
ty: " The secessionists are practising a merci
less system of proscription against the Union
voters of the upper districts, and General
Canby has just ordered a movement of
troops to afford the necessary protection:
The Republican canvassers were on last Sat
urday driven by mobs from Chester and Ab
beville districts. The rebel leaders are sow
ing the dragon's teeth, and they may yield a
plentiful crop of armed men. The mills ot
the gods grind slowly ,but yet they grind; and
if this system of terrorism is any longer per
sisted in, it will recoil in vengeance upou
the heads of its inventors. Troops of hun
gry and houseless men, women, and children
are now wandering along the roads of this
State, deprived of labor, food, and shelter
because of ' the faith that is in them.' "
The rebel-Conservatives have been trying
to prevail upon Dr. Nicholson to run for
Congress in the first District Dr. Nicholson
declines having any affiliation whatever with
the opposition, and will not allow them to
use his name. Dr. Nicholson is a thorough
Republican and he knows that bis own
friends will confer that honor upon him
which he so richly merits, when he will
consent to leave his professional employ
ments to Rervc the public.
We learn that J. J. Martin,, Esq., who
had been nominated ia Stokes County
for the Senate, has generously declined
in f'ayor ot P. A, Wilson, Esq..
1 '. Orange Coantr.
We are gratified to learn that the pros
pects of the Republican party are growing
brighter and brighter in Orangu. The old
wheel-horse, H. B. Guthrie, the Republican
candidate for the Senate, is making the Reb
el leadejs quake in their boots. We hear
almost every day ot gains from the white
men in Orange to tho Republican party.
Those who have suffered by the war, and
who long for peace and prosperity, say they
like Gov. Graham as a man, but they can
not follow him as a politician to further
ruin Put down Orange as certain for the
i ; MASONIC. ,
. A Lodge of Free and Accepted . An
cient York Mosons, was formed in this
city, on the 17th ult., under a dispensa.
tion from tho Grand Lodge, for the
State of New-York. .
.: The degrees were conferred, And the
organization formed by J. W. Hood,
Masonic Superintendent of the Southern
Jurisdiction of the Grand Lodge, for
the State of New-York, assisted by T.'
J. Hayes, of the Grand Lodge of Va. ;
also, a number of Brethren from King
Solomon's Lodge, of Newborn, and
Gibben Lodge, of Wilmington.
' The following appointments were
made for the Lodge during its proba
tion : .. .. . ,i
Oliver M. Rone, W. M.
James II. Harris, S. W.
Geo. V. ILiyes, J. W. ,
John O'Kelly, Treasurer.
II- T. Hughes, Secretary.
S. J. Watson, S. D.
Scott Brown, J. D. .
Alfred Hester, Tyler.
' Robert Wynch, S. S.
A. Long, J.S.
Hev. Wm. Warrick, Chaplain.
Robert Scott, Marshal.
The Wheat Crop.
We learn that the Wheat crop in this
State is looking remarkably well. A largo
breadth of land has been put in, and tho
present indications are that the crop will be
a fine one.
We trust the people will plant large crops
of corn. Let cotton and tobacco lc the In
cident, not the main object in farming. We
want in the first place, plenty of bread and
meat. This will mnke fat horses and cattle,
and i.uil lup the farms. In a country like
this, where so much grain and meat can be
raised, there ought to be no suffering amonjf
the people for the necessaries of life.
Our friends continue to send us up
the most cheering and encouraging
reports from all quarters of the State.
Never before was such energy and
determination to win as is manifested
by the Republicans. A little while
lenger ; a little more unremitting exern
tion and victory will perch upon our
banners and we can rest in peace and
The following result of the registration
in Wilmington indicates that the Republi
can ticket will not fall behind in New Han
over. The result of the first day's registration is
ns follows :
To the Republicans of Halifax.
Fkllow-Citizens : I thank you for the
honor you have conferred upon me by nom
inating me for the Senate for this District.
I think, however, under all the circumstan
ces, that thu cause would be advanced by
my declining tiic honor in favor of Mr.
Epps. W. T. J. HAYES.
Mr. Epps has been nominated for the
Senate, aud Mr. Hays has acuepted the nom
ination for the House of Representatives. :
Elizabeth Citt, N. C, March 26, 1868.
Reiqected friend, 3. W. Ethkridob
- Sin : I have the honor as Secretary of the
Republican Nominating Convention, for the
1st Senatorial District, held in Elizabeth
City, on the 26th of March, 1868, to inform
you of your unanimous nomination for a
seat in the Senate of the next General As
sambly of the State, and to solicit your ac
ceptance of the same. Please answer and
direct to Belvidere, Perquimans Co., N. C.
Respectfully, E. A. WHITE.
Roakokb Island, N. C, April 6, 1868.
E. A. White, Secretary of the Republican
Convention First Senatorial District.
Deaii Sib: Your letter of the 26th ult
informing me that I have been nominated
by the Convention you represent for a seat
in the Statu Senate, has leen received.
I surely did not expect such nomination,
and do not seek any office, yet 1 cheerfully
bow to the will of my Republican friend.
I believe the honest will of the Union men
of the country must Iks maintained in order
to secure peace, happiness and prosperity t'
These results are to be achieved arajd the
curses and frowns of those who have sapped! ,
the foundation of this government by their
plots of treason. But we must not falter. For '
so long as we honestly contend for the print
ciples of Justice, Union, Liberty and Equal- ,
ity, we may expect the assistance of divine, -Provideneei
It would afford me the greatest pleasure
to canvass the District, but a pressure of
buaintMS absolutely, dcnuiwU my personal
attention. I leave the whole Vuty in the.
hands of my friends. "Let us have faith
that Right makes MiglA, and in that faith)
lei n&i ti the end, dare to do our duty as we,
; I ana, very respectfully,
. , Your obedient servant,
: rJ. W. ETHERD3GE
"It will he more intolerable .for Sodom,
and Gonorrah in the day of judgment than
for the Republicans of North-Carolina when,
we get into rjowej." Vasce,