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1 3 r rn rn ; ,. . p : INDEPENDENT JN THOUGHT AND EXPRESSION.' ESTABLISHED 1 : 1881 VOL IV. WILMINGTON, N. ., AUGUST 9, LS8-J. NO. 7. DA ii-lilErefliiD - : . i '.. 1 . . 11 Entered at the Post Offioa at Wilmington, N. C, as seeoad-class matt matter. LOGAN 1884. Wek ywyou Leader, tried and true We knew you years ago When we were soldiers of the blue And treason was the foe; We stayed rebellion's poisonous breath And rallied side by side, And, braving every form of death, We fought and bled and died I We had po doubt? when .war. wasjrifc . We.made no question then We battled for a nations life, " And we were Logan men L And 'neath the burning southern eun, Where e'er your standard waved, We found n glorious victory won Our sodier honor saved I ' We live on history's page, and yet They ask us at this time To full our banners and forget Those days and deeds sublime 1 Nay I sound the trumpet beat the drum, And call the roll again I A million soldier boys will come A million Logan men ! . -. Eugene Field coiEuzsricA-Tioisrs- THE WKDDING OP INIQUITY WITH CORRUPTION. Married May 3d, 1884, in Metropolitan: Hall, Ral eigh, N. C, Miss Liberalism and Mr. Repubiican, Meurs, Mott, Harris, Humphrey and other High Functuariee Officiating. May all their Troubles be Great Ones, such at Disappointment, Disrup. tion, Death with an Issue, and an Unoeremoneous Buriel Beyond the Hod of a Future Reaurection ! w - , A that nigh position. This is true as regards them; but it is not true as it was intended to imply, that in the party there are none worthy of the honor. Where are the Rus sells, the Rieds, the Dockeries and a long list of illustrous names? 3d. It means that office seekers are satis fied with anything or anybody who will promise to promote or perpetuate their official existence. 4th. It means defeat, ignominious defeat at the polls next November. The people in the exercise of ther untransferrablosov eriegnty, will show the bosses that they have rights Whfb tho Ixmmjob ava bound to respect. mi. . i-i 1 1 - - t . - -1 . . . 1 ue pugie uiasi sounaeu in ine east ana echoed in the west, bids them prepare for the coming doom. The little cloud which they do not see ahead, is big with the ac cumulated wrath of a long outraged people and will break in destruction upon many a cherished plan of political schemers. "The light of political tricksters and demagogue; shall bo put out in obscure darkness. We are no longer deterred from a free ex pression of their convictions and of their preferences at the ballot box by the hue and cry of party allegiance. They follow party no farther than it represents in the aggregate their views. Things are moved about pass ively, but men think and act accordingly, Ostracism on account of political opinion though now and then it may bo seen rearing its ugly head, is a relic of the past. Liber ty's sun shines brightly over head; ignorance and superstition are receding before the brighter light of a higher, nobler civilization, Who is so stupid as to suppose that the Ne gro is so far behind in the general march of intelligence as to vote for this or that man, measure or party, simply because Mr. Mott, Logan Harris, and immaculate leaders of the Republican party say so ? Oh no, gentle men, we propose to do our own thinking while your are planing. More anon. Adieu ! C. N. O. . . 1 m mm. EfWiTOR: As you are a man 01 curi- BERTIE COUNTY .... osity as well as a chronicler of daily events, I trust you will grant me a little more pe than is usually allotted to marriage . notices, that I may give something more than a pass Ing remark of this extraordinary, yet iniqni tous union. You will observe that Miss Liberalism, contrary to the usual custom, was married to Mr. Republican, the reason is obvious. Miss Liberalism is an cast-off harlot of one De inocracy. After having for a number of years sustained with the "said Democracy the most dishonorable relations, and been overtaken in several drunken debaucheries, she lost favor with Mr. Democracy, himself a very lecherous man. In this plight she disguised herself as Miss Liberalism, and in this disguise made overtures to Mr. Repub lican, though not without his knowledge of her disgraceful antecedents. The courtship has continued since 1881, when, during a temperance campaign, Miss Liberalismehow cd a very decided predilection for strong drink. This quality commended her to the favor of Mr. Republican, and hence he re - ceived her advances towards him with the greatest of self-complncencj As I said, the marriage occurred at the above time and place, MissXiberalism claiming the right to stand at the head of the family. Now, Mr. Editor, as no made-up match is likely to stand, I predict that this union will be a most inglorious failure. The people in whose interest it is pretended to have been made, will not indorse it. The men who were most conspicuous in bringing it about are not those noted for their regard for the public . weal; but men whose highest con- 0ntinn nf RfnfnamnnftViIn fa amAnnt f .vfv.- v - .a Will CbLUUUIIb V4 personal gain . to be gotten and the oppor tunity offered for the furtherance of their own selfish and ambitions schemes. And the, way coalition was brought about and foisted upon the people was not such as to inspire " confidence in the people and seenre harmony in the already scattered ranks of Republicanism. ... . .... . WHAT THE COALITION MEANS. 1st. It means that had it not been for the Prohibition movement in this State, the Re- publican party would be without a tangiblo issue to go bofore the people with. Rut . had- tb so-called leaders of the party been . as faithful in the practice as In the promul- gation of Republican principles, there might have been issues they could have gone be . ; fore the people with, ana triumphed, i 2W Placing a Democrat at the head of the ticket means that among the wit-constituted lcadert of the party there were none fit for REPUBLICAN CONVEN TION. A Ticket Nominated Resolutions Introduced &c' Windsor, N. C, August, 1st 1884. In pursuance to notice, the Republicans of Bertie met here in couuty convention yesterday for the purpose of nominating a county ticket. The convention was called to order by A. Franks Esq., chairman of the County Executive Committee, who reques ted Mr. 0. A. Mebane to act as temporary secratary. A committee on credentials con sisting of one from each township was ap pointed, and immediately retired. During the absence of the committee five minutes were given each of the aspirants for the House of Represcnatives to present their claims, where upon speeches were made by Messrs. Limas llaulhac, T. R. Speller and II. J. Godwin. Tho Committee on Creden tials through its Chairman, 0- A. Mebane, reported all the townships as being properly represented. At this point a motion was made for an open convention but was voted down. A. Franks and 0. A. Mebane, were nominated for permanent Chairmen, and J. A. Bazemore and S. C. II. Etheridge for permanent Secretary. A ballot resulted in the cletion of 0. A. Mebane and S. C. U. Etheridge for the respective positions, August Robbins was elected Assistant Chair man' and Champ Pugh Assistant Secretary Ihe delegates then retired to grand Jury room for the purpose of nominating a ticket. After deliberation the following ticket was reported and endorsed by the convention en masse: For Reprcsenative, Limas Ronlhac. For Sheriff, John W. Cooper, For Register of Deeds, Geogre A. Mebane. For Coroner, Champ T. Pugh. No nomination was made for Superior Court Clerk nor Surveyor, there being a difference of opinion as to whether there really exists a vacancy in tho former position. , Mr. 0. A. Mebane, at this junction intro duced a scries of resolutions endorsing the National Republican ticket and pledging the support of the Republicans thereto; also en dorsing the nomination of Mr. Francis D Winston our couty-maa for Superintendent of Public. Instrnction. The following is the third resolution: ''That whenever Dem ocrats are to be voted for, we reserve the right without "let or hindrance," to vote for such men as in our opinion will best serve our interests as public servants. This we hold to be guaranteed by the elective frauchisc, and do not propose to bo govern- ed by Bosses, Rings or Cliqnts." The above raised quite a breezy discusiion being op posed by A. Robbins and supported by G. A. Mebane. During the Mebane was asked if he support Dr. York for Gov that he would not though h election for Register of scuussion Mr. intended to nor, he replied hazzarded his 'eeds. There was a tie vote on tbc resolutions, Mr, Robbins being , in the chair gave a negative cast. Messrs. Eli Jones aud II. Grant Har dy were elected delegate! to the Senatorial Convention. At' a meeting of the Committee, tlifl.sanie w tjEganized by the election of G. A. Mebane aS chairman, and H. J. Godwin Secretary. At $.30 P. M. the Convention adjourned sine die. 'I . G. A, Mebane, Chairman S. C. H. Etheridge, Secretary, 'ounty Executive DR. YORK FROM A "WESTERN STANDPOINT. ills ltecortl Ventilated by an Ajl-Sum mer Kepublican, Who does nt Pro pose to give up the Ship to the BinLsa rlea cf the Enemy. BY V. T. TJ. 8. DISTRICT ATTORNEY, "York is a Democrat, and for that riason, as well as for other good and suBcient reasons, 1 decline to support him for Gov ernor, and for which I am anathematized by the North Slate, and threatened with instant excommunication and punishment most direful, if I do not desist in my opposition to the election of the uncircumcised Sad- ducee Governar of North Carolina, who, though warned so to do, has not yet re pented, neither has he brought , forth fruits meets for repentence for his many sins and offences, of long and short duration, com mitted against true and faithful Xepublicans of this good old commonwealth. Let'all howl and rage, and gnash their, teeth and shout "beware of Lusk !" until they split their traitor throats. I never will be driven nto sanction of this nnholly "seiLout;'? this crime against the Republican party; this high treason against principle; this outrage against the old guard Republicans; this treachery against the veterans of 1808; this humiliating insult to all Republicans of principle whoever they may be, or wherever found in the State. Never I WHAT HAS nK EVER PONE ? What has York ever done for the Rcpub- ican party to entitle him to its support aud confidence ? Ball, Aassistant United States Attorney, for the Western District of North Carolina, who has been nourished on gov ernment "pan" ever since his arrival in Raleigh, revenue officers received their in structions frcm revenue headquarters to or ganize county conventions, and have them selves sent as delegates to the Stale con vention in the inferpst. of York, snd nil nvpv the State, from Currituck to Cherokee, Vlep- confidence of their fellow-eSDizens.. The con vention might have choswifoom bundrt'ds of good, solid Republicans, iy tfhe of whom would have united the paufiy. and represent ted its best principles and tendencies and strengthened it in the est cen and confidence ur.v fmlprf.ma fsrnrAlrooiinfa mil minrr.ara I i . . . , ...... ui iuu peopie, ana msurea snieasr nerotibii. -v..w..a ."v. w.,,.. can inumpn in the State. Uauirs Dcurile ex- cuse ("no worthy Bepnblican"i-bttt a flimsy conventions, procuring delegations and proxies for themselves, the result being a convention largely composed of revenue officers, the outcome of which is the hj-brid candidate for Governor, a sore-headed Dem ocrat crossed on a revenue officer. But when we come home to our own section of tho State, how many Western Republicans Can take the bitter mixture of wermwood and gall prepared for them by the afore said convention, and survive without the in stant am 01 a stomacn pump, snrpassess common understanding. A revenue officer is said to possess a copper-lined stomach and might survive the dose, but if there is any truth in the science of Materia Medica, it certainly if dead shot to an ordinary Republican. pretext to cover up a glaringr attempt to, "to sell out" the Republican jTty in the" State to a handful of sorteheaded! Democrats calling tb' .selves Libera's, whor after fail- mg tojcontrol the Democratic . party;- now: seek the Bosship of the RefubliciW' party. By this one act of treachery the contention has placed the Repubtf-au party of tfc?Stfrte in a false altitude and thereby iiryites'di&ts- - ter aud deeat p the National as w ell tthe State ticket by the nomination of a candi date from the ranks of the enemy, tain&fS with all the bad odors of the Democratifc " . party for the last twenty years. With a . solid Republican at the head of the ticket. the party would have Mclean walk over the track, but our hopes of ; ' ;- -s all vanishes into thin air on the appearance of our stand. AN ENEMY TO THE WEST. When onr very existence dependCcf on the ard-bearer, Tyre York, in (he field Western North Carolina Kajiroad to this beautiful and fruitful section of ours, and were all striving with oiie accord for the mnch desired end, DrYork voted in the Legislature for an appropriation of one do! lar and against a proposition to appropri ate $140,000 for the extension of the road west of the mountains. If he could have his wish, the W. N. C. Railroad never would never have been built, and all the people west of the mountains would to-day be liv ing in aland of isolation, transporting their North Carolina, twenty years ago, and whose tenure of office now depends upon tho sup port of York, said in his speech at Asheviilc during the late term of the United States Court, in an effort to bolster York's charac ter, that "York had acted like a good Re publican." When, where, and in what par ticular, pray t In 1868 York was one of the bitterest opponents to the reconstruction acts of Congress to be found in all the State, and said more mean things about Republi cans than any one else, Senator Vance and Joe Turner not excepted. Was thjs "acting like a good Republican?" Iam informed that York voted while a member of the leg islature, to deny a colored man the right to testify in our courts of Justice against a white man. Was this "acting like a good Repub lican?" York is the father of the infamous county government system, that now hangs like a black pall of death upon our republi can form of government. Yet Ball says "York has acted like a good Republican." York was elected two years ago to Congress as an avowed Democrat, and has never at tended a single caucus ot the Republicans since he has been in Washington City, and when called upon, refused to vote for a Re publican for speaker of the House of Repre sentatives. Did this in York seem acting "like a good Republican;" yet, Ball says he has, and Ball, you know; is from New Eng land and is a Federal office holder, and, therefore cant lie. - But when did he "act like a good Republican?" I don't know, and you don't know, and Ball cant tell us. - A RECORD THAT NAUSEATES. This record is enough to nauseate every Republican in the State, to say nothing of the means resorted to by the York manag ers to procure his nomination in the con vention. It is a notorious fact that weeks before the meeting of the convention ia j For the Banner-Enterprise. Richmond, Fort Bend County, Texas, July, 1881. Mr. Editor: Your educational column. entitled "Education vs. Ignorance," courts my attention. And I am delighted with the manner in which you so wisely, and earnest. ly consider the subject of intelligence, ea pecially among our race. But I will not con fine the few remarks which I will make in necessities across the mountains in wagons, the following to the colored race only as I instead of enjoying the benefit of a railroad wish tS oppose the contemporaries in 'their and the blessings of a thriving, prosperous assertion that education or book learning community, on the hignway to prosperity does not diminish crime. The affirmmation, and wealth. We have nothing to thank I say ,is barren of all verity, and void of proof! Dr. York for in this matter. This is not The contemporaries, with all the influence all and elofiuonne nf Hip fno-lih I - "o" Migung tau- not prove that erudition is not productive When our unfortunate insane were being 01 lessening crime and lawlessness. On the carried away to Raleigh and literally packed contrary, it is the very incipience of that into an unhealthy asylum, made so by its I grand and social quality, and the support- over crowded condition, for want of room ers of that indelible character, which dis in the asylum. York this noble-souled dains criminality. gcnertns, philanthropic York opposed any I am a friend to education, and indorse further appropiation to finish the asylum at eveay word in its favor; but I detest with Morganton, aud proposd to sell out the ma- heated abhorrence any expression or ten- terial and abandon the work altogether, and dendcy to disencourage its wide djflusion with it, our poor unfortunate insane, to go throughout our land. Education, is the where Ball said Republicans might go who grand pedestal on which depends the glory, nonor, aim independence of a nation. There can be no sobrietv. intecritr. refused to support his champion, York, A ni'MItlATINO SPECTACLE And yet, Republicans East and West aro asked to cast their votes to make such an one Governor of the state he has tried to disgrace, and a people he has outraged, and for reiusinfi to do so, the North Stale, tho leading York organ, by of "govern ment pap," denouces nil such as so many Painted Devils. What a humiliating spec tacle is this for Republicans I Have we 125,000 Republicans in the State come to this? Of that number there not one wor thy to be our standard bearer, and we are compelled to take a soreheaded Democrat. Ball, Assistant United States District At torney said so in his speech at Asheviilc, That was his excuse for nominating York; no Republican could be found worthy of the plaoo. I don t belcive it. It's not true. It is false. In the name of 125,000 Republi can voters of North Carolina I hurl that slander upon their good name iu his teeth. The convention insulted th Republican par ty of the State when it nominated York, and Ball added injury to insult wheu he made that declaration. Ball was in the convention that nominated York, ns a misreprescnative of the Republican party of the grand old county of Guilford, and this is his excuse "no Republican worthy." Save us from onr friends I am proud to say that I know many of the Republicans of Gnilford county, and truer Republicans and men of sounder principles, are not to be found in the state, and Just as sure as November comes, just so sure will they rebuke this outraga on their good name. HOPE VANISHES INTO THIN AIR. There was no necessity, whatever to bur den the Republican party with an objection able candidate for governor like York in the approaching election. There was among its prominent members men well qualified to be its standard bearer, men of pnrc record and irreproachable character, men of sound Republican principles, and commending themselves in all respects to the esteem and wnere ignorance reigns. There can be but little law and order where illiteracy dwells. ltnout education, what is there? Noth ing, feliow me a race of people of any col or or sex, which is void of thisten-fold master of science art and invention, then I will in vite your attention to the same ,and prove to you that it harbors inebriety, disregards law and order, fosters crime, feasts in tumults aud riots, and lays the corner stones for your jails and asylumns. "Educate your chil dren and tho country is safe," were the par ting words of the noble Noah Wobster, whose name eminent as-it is honors the pages of the American histories, and his ed ucational influence and statesman power, . will ever live to defend and protect our schools and book learning, without which onr children and law must die. , , It may please you to know something about the school system of Texas. The prospect for the establishment of a strong and permanent school system is good. The school funds rush into the treasury as if by magic and there is no possibility of teaching it all out in no one scholastic year under the present teachers salary, $35, $50, and $J5, per month respectively. There is reason to believe that Texas will, at no distant period offer more and better facililies than any other state in the great union for carrying on schools; ten years will change her from an uninhabited forest and region to a thickly settled country, occupied by a civil and moral people, who will prize education as the grand pedestal of law and order, success and independence. Fifty years more, and she will enjoy the honor of a well regulated system of education, equal to that of Massachusetts. Respectfully. G. W. Brooks. A. W. Covington of Rockinghan, and also student of the "Leonard Medical School, liaieigh, N. U., has quite a flourishiiiff school going on at Flensant Grove, Mont 4 tfv gomcry county.