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Official Organ of the Failed States.
Official Orgaa of Sortli Carolina.
H. L. PIKE,
Wednesday, Sept. 15, 1869.
ratchwork the "Democratic" platform.
Furniture dealers call single bedsteads "Susan
They must be "sacked," then.
A Maryland convict has fallen heir to SO,000
and can't get out to spend it exchange..
Both he and his money are loeled up.
The person who defends Byron will get
kicked anyhow he'll get hit by Harriet
Csrlyle thinks we arc rushing to hell with
despcrato velocity." Exchange.
"Well, he ought to be at home to receive
"Brick" Pomcroy contends that a man
can be a Democrat and still not be a drunkard.
We appreciate his motive, but arc compelled
to doubt the truth of his theory.
An exchange announces that Fbahk P.
Blaib is in the ''Assurance business."
Fkakk always was in that business and al
ways had too much assurance at that
he Chinese in California bare learned to
They will learn anything mean with the
An article is going the rounds, beaded,
a Chicago man Tell the truth."
There is no manner of determining that
knotty point as no Chicago man has ever
hem known to attempt such a thing.
While a minister at Greenville, 111., was atten
ding Sabbath-school, a man named Shaw stole
his horse. Exchange.
A man that would do a dirty trick like
that ought to be sham-t.
Dayton, Ohio, has got its water-works on the
brain. X T. Democrat.
O, Ohio ! Funny place, aint it. Now, in
New York editors, the place where the
brain should he has got gas works '.
A two-beaded girl is exhibiting at Providence,
What a millinery bill her inturo husband will
have to pay. S. T. Democrat.
This proves the falsity of the adage "two
heads are better than one !"
The west has got the base ball-fever. Phila
delphia Press. '
Yes, and, judging from the tour of the
"Red Stockings" the North has suffered
from the effects of it
"Madge Robertson, sister of the dramatist, was
married a fortnight since, and celebrated her
wedding night by playing in 'As You Like It'
with her husband."
All of which we consider to have been
Tho Standard, alluding to the SentiueVt asser
tion that it (the Standard) was "preparing to
turn," cannot imagine what it is to tnm into.
Easy enough ot solution why, turn honest, we
hope. Weldon Hem.
Honest! "We always have been honest
Why don't tho Sentinel and ICact try alittle
of their own prescription, there would be
. lesswo-scription if they would.
And now the Memphis, Tenc, Avalanche
comes down on him in this fashion; "The
' chronic itch for holding office has broken out on
Andv Johnson in blotches as big as a frog's
Dont think he has anything in his head
and not mnch in his body. His itch is "an
itching palm." The blotches are most pro-
bably rum blossoms, as A. J. is fond of
drinking between drinks.
The Post has come out for Solomon. If any
doubt of bis defeat heretofore existed, it is set
at rest now. Chicago Republican,
Down this way we thought that Solomon
. had been dead some time, but it seems that
- be still lives in Chicago. Judas, too, who
was thought to be dead is still living and
wants to be United States Senator from
- ' George L. Lorillard, of New York, started
few daya since on a cruise round the world. He
'travels in his own yacht Exchange.
It will be a bard job for any other yacht to
beat his as he can make any fine cut he eheas-es
and is up to all kinds of snuff. Baleigh Stand
ard. All very true, Bro. Pike, but suppose the yacht
dipt, how then Wouldn't he get plugged.
. Plugged! No, he'd get mad and stamp and
some revenue fellow would come along and say
the stamps wern't right and sell his vessel for
two dollars and a hall. Raleigh Standard.
Lorillard can item the current on a pinch, and
be note his yacht is not to be meezed at. So it's
no use trying Uhback-her out. Norfolk Dag Book.
Sucb puns must come from a pungent
gent We've got enough and are willing to
stop. "We shall now devote ourself to the
poets' for that laat cud makes na feel like
going to Chawur!
The Salisbury Examiner iterates and reit
erates the charge that " only one half " the
money that is collected from the people as
taxes ever reaches the Treasury. In support
oj this " charge it quotes from ' a letter
written in 1867 in which a statement par
tially to that effect is made. We have no
doubt that a great deal of swindling was
perpetrated in 1867-'68, for the most of
uy iuiujtu3.w dujuiaufl, nuu 1119 appointments
never did tnm out well.
At the present time, however, probably
no country in the world receives ita taxes so
strictly as does the United States. Under
the nrid and excellent management of the
Secretary of the Treasury and Commissioner
of Revenue there is no opportunity for dis
honesty. ; That the revenues do reach the
Treasury is fully proved by the returns of
the- amount received for taxes. In many
districts, under the same circumstances,
mom than double the revenue is received
now than was received from Akdrew Johs-
sox's officers. Thus it is manifest that the
stealing was done by "Democrats." Under
President Geaht's administration there has
been retrenchment and reform, and the
taxes paid by the people are not stolen by
The charge made by tho Examiner is true
or JonusOH's administration, but not true of
Gbakt'b. Therefore the arguments ol the
Examiner do not at all prove that repudia
tion Is a good thing, but are simply a warn
s ' i in Vwn " Democrats" ont
ing 10 W10 pepsin r
of office. 3; : " "' , '
J And the peopto wmd?.H - - -' -
Repudiation and the Workingmen.
The Salisbury Examiner, not exactly relish-
ing the manner 111 niiiuu mo kji-iiiL..
showed up the designs of the repudiators
and the effects of repudiation, now avers
that it is not-its wish to repudiate the old
or ante-war debt 'of the State. It merely
wishes fo'repudiatc the ' debt'xircated since
the war. . ' .;
The Examiner cannot determine what part
of the debt will be repudiated in case of the
success of the repudiators. s
The State debt is a whole, and has no di
visions. Either thc.whole must lc paid or
the whole must be repudiated. ".."-
Repudiation once triumphant, those who
were powerful enough, tojstart it would not
be powerful enough to control it
The mania once fairly started, every debt,
National or State, would be repudiated by a
nation gone repudiation mad. ' "''"i "
It is this madness against which wc are
endeavoring to protect the people of North
Carolina. . :
It is the men who are endeavoring to in
oculate the State with repudiation against
whom wc warn the people. . ' . ....
No man who advocates repudiation can
be a friend to the workingman, . because
the workingman depends upon the employ
ment given him by others, and
Repudiation would break down every in
dustry of the country.
Repudiation would make us despised and
distrusted bv every nation of the world.
Our merchants would have to pay in adtanee
for every article bought outside the United
States, and they would be unable to do so.
The trade of the country would be ruined
and capital wonld be lucked up. Almost
every branch of industry would be broken up
and hundreds of thousands of workingmen
would be thrown out of employment Uni
versal financial distrust would prevail and
widespread ruin would be the result
These would be some of the results of
Hence no man who regards the welfare
of the people can endorse repudiation for it
would be the ruin of the people. The rich
men would be the smallest sufferers for the
amount of bonds held by any one rich man
would not be enough to ruin him, while the
distrust produced by the measure would be
the nun of the poor men who depend upon
a sound state of finance aud business confi
dence to. obtain employment.
Without confidence is felt by business
men, no business will be done and the work
ingmen can obtain no employment and they
and their families must inevitably suffer.
National taxation as now -arranged falls
lighter upon the workingman thau upon
any one else. If he docs not make a certain
amount he is not taxed at all.
The people understand this and will op
pose the repudiators who, under the guise
of friendship, are advocating measures
which, if successful, will be the ruin of
every workingman in the country.
Let the people remember this and refuse
to trust the repudiators.
The Ku Klnx Trials.
"We have carefully refrained from saying
anything concerning the trial which has
been going on at New Berne, as we wished
the people to see all the evidence presented
in the cases. Now, however, it will not be
out of place to comment upon the facts
elicited by the evidence given during the
It has often been charged by Republican
papers that many of the murders committed
in Jones, Lenoir and other counties were the
work of the Ku Klcx. This has been vehc
mently denied by the Democratic papers,
who have also denied the existence of any
such organization as the Ku Kl.ux Klan.
In Jones and Lenoir counties the murders of
Colorote, Suepakd and others were said
to have been done by horse-thieves and other
desperate men, but any assertion that the
Ku Klux could have a hand in it was hotly
denied. The facts elicited from the exam
ination of the repentant Ku Kixx at New
Berne, however, give a flat contradiction to
the assertions of the Democratic papers.
What arc these facts
It is proved, by evideicc which no man
can dispute, that such ai organization as
the Ku Klux exists in Noith Carolina ;
That this organization lalls itself the
Coxstitutiokal Uniox Gcai d, or Kc Klux
That it is formed for the pa-pose of de
feating the Republican par'y, and to
restore a "white man's government," or,
in other words, for the purpose of doing
what was failed to be acconiplir-hci by the
That the members are sworn with a solemn
oath do all in their power to effect the ob
jects of the organization, even to the taking
of life, or swearing to a falsehood to, screen
a comrade ;
That the murder of Sheriff Colghove was
done by the order of the Ku Klux Klas;
that other men were also marked as the
victims of the assassin ;
That the organization is wid'j-spread
tnrougnout tne south, ana that murder is
the chosen weapon of these conspirators ;
These are the facts proved by the evidence,
And how are they known ? - '
Because the evidence is given by men who
have been merabeis of the C. U. G., and
who have been witnesses to many of the
crimes which have shocked the country
One of the witnesses testifies that the
murder of Caesar Ghant- was voted upon
in open meeting, and that he and several
other men were ordered to do the deed.
The deed was done, and those who did it
reported to the Commander of the Klan ;
and afterwards an car of tho murdered man
was cut off and carried to one of the leading
spirits of the murderous crew.
This witness, by a combination of circum
stances, was induced to become a witness
against the Klan.
And this is how the facts became known.
What have the people of North Carolina
to say to this ? Will they not root out these
bands of murderers ? ,'
Or are the horrors of a war of murder
against murder to be inflicted upon our
State ? The people are aroused to the fact
that they are the victims of an organiza
tion of demons who murder men who dare
to vote to sustain the government they
are aware that the assassin may be awaiting
them but men do not die without resistance.
If this awful state of things is allowed to
iinucd the paiioMo'Eeil'lrSem 'thl'
State murder will be met with murder and
the land will flow with blood. . . .T ," ,
We appeal to the good men of the State
to do all in their power to avert the horri
ble fate which seems aliout to seize upon
North Carolina. ' , .: it .
We appeal to the good men of the State
to the good men of both parties to use
all their influence to stop those . murderers
in their hellish career. ... it'. .-....-
There seems to be a probability that the
Oxfobd and Haevaed match will be rowed
over again, as the Oxfords are reported to
have agreed to visit this country next year
as an acknowledgement of the pluck and
courtesy of the Habvabds, We are glad
to hear this as the American people are not
satisfied with the result of the late race,
ana tains: tne tables would be turned in
race upon American water. We; hope t'le
race will be rowed according to the Ameri
can style without a coxswain as our boys
gave up to me Juiglislimen in the Into match;
Should the proposed contest come off it will
excite an interest wholly Unequalled by any
previous sporting eventj
The Tests of "Democracy."
For some years before the war it was a
difficult matter to define the principles
which were supposed to govern the Demo
cratic party.,.'-Democracy North and Demo
cracy South' were two diflerent things
each having several different and antagonis
tic planks in its platform.
Since the war the party which lias as
sumed the name of be old Democracy has
never been able to exactly tell what are its
principles. Nor can its. champions do so
now. They at first contented themselves
with declaring that their platform consisted
in opposing everything supported by the
Republican party. '. ; ? ; -?
-This is still the announced platform ot
several Democratic papers; yet, strange to
say, these papers in the .same breath in
which they avow their '.undying opposition
to everything Republican, : put themselves
upon the Republican platform 1
They are loud in their professions oi tne
noble sincerity with which they adopt the
doctrine of Universal Suffrage, yet hate the
Republicans for having made it the law of
the land thus far. ' '
Tho people do not understand this con
tradictory course . of the "Democratic" pa
oers. They think, and justly too, that such
an intense love of these papers for Universal
Suffrage should prevent them from abusing
Republicans fur successfully carrying into
effect the theory for which our "Democratic"
friends profess so strong an admiration.
For the same reason we have never be
lieved in the professions of tho " Democrat
ic "papers. Their conversion was sudden
we might have overlooked' that but we
cannot understand why they should hate
and condemn men for doing what they now
profess to believe to be all that is good. If
universal suffrage 13 such a good thing, ana
is worthy the support of every good man in
the South, yc should think that the men
who made universal suffrage tho rule were
entitled to the " support of every good man
in the South." But the Democratic papers
don't view things in that light
: Astonished at tho difference between their
professions and actions we have been on the
watch to find out the true principles of
u Democracy " as now understood. At last
wo are rewarded by finding the following
frank and, we have no doubt, truthful ex
position of " Democracy " in the Mobile
Irilune, one of the leading "Democratic"
papers of the South.
The Tribune lays down the law as follow 8 :
"Ifatrae Southern man has any political
status in a national sense, he is a Democrat. The
only men at the North with whoso views he hon
estly coincides, are those who during the war
were called ' Copperheads," and who since the
conclusion of the war have protested and voted
against all the enactments ol acorrnpt Congress.
The true Democrat believes Viat the reconstruc
tion lawa ought to be overthrown at the point of the
Federal bayonet if necessary, and that the negro
ihould be deprived of the right of suffrage illegal
ly conferred upon him."
" When tee abandon tlicsc principles we abandon
tlte Democrat party, and with it the forlorn hope
of restoring the Government as it was."
When "these principles" are abandoned
the "Democratic party is abandoned."
Therefore, these principles are the govern
ing principles of the " Democratic " party.
Then the purpose of the "Democratic"
party, as confessed by one of its chief or
gans, is to overthrow the reconstruction
laws " at the point of the bayonet if neces
sary, and to deprive the neirro of the right
of suffrage illegally conferred upon him."
From this avowal one is forced to be
lieve the opinion of the people to he true,
and that the professions of regard for uni
versal suffrage made by the " Democratic T
papers are hypocritical.
"Restoring the government as it was" means
to do away with all the results ot the war
and to eestoue slavekt '.
And the " Democrats," the mild, injured,
forgiving " Democrats " " support universal
It is false!
There may be men opposed to tho Re
publican party, who support universal suf
frage, but they cannot do so as "Demo
crats," for a man who docs not believe "tint
the reconstruction laws ought to he overthrown
at the point of the layonet if necessary? and
that "the negro should he deprived of the rigJit
of suffrage" CANNOT BE A DEMOCRAT.
Thus, then, tho principles, in support of
which the members of the infamous Ku
Klux rurrter those who support the laws
of the Nation and State, are the same
as are avowed to control the "Democratic"
party at the point of tliebvjmetif necessary.
Hero arc the tests of D-mocracy-opposi-tion
to" the laws of the nation opposition
to the right ot every man to vote.
People of North Carolina, do you endorse
: Not So.
We learn, from very reliable source, that one
night of last week, a militia mob under "detec
tive" Mowers, uumhering some Gfteen or twenty
negroes and v. hites, surrounded the premises of
Mr Henry X. Croom, in Lenoir county, in the
very hour of midnight, for the purpose of arrest
ing Mr. Croom. There being, at the time, no
one about the premises, but the ladies ot the
household, an entrance was lorccd by the mob;
the sleeping apartments of the ladies were ran
sacked and they themselves were ordered from
their beds by, and in the presence of, turbnlant
negroes. OddAoro Messenger.
We are requested by Captain SIowers to
state that the above statement is entirely
false. The facts of the case are as follows :
captain jiowers, accompanied by a posse
of fifteen men went to Croom's house
at about 10 o'clock at night to arrest him.
They knocked at the door and asked if
Croom was in. A lady came to the window
and said that he was away from home. She
was then asked if there were any men about
the house.' She answered that her son was
at home, ' Captain Mowers said he would
like to see him. Tlic son, a young man, got
up, lit a light and came to the door. He
was informed that the house must be search
ed to which hejiiade no objections. Thomas
Waters (a Constable) and Jos. P. Parkott
went into the . house and no one hit them.
The assertion that any "negroes " went into
the house is false. The house was search
ed but no one was found. . Tbey then
'came to the room occupied by the ladies,
the son accompanying them. Waters ask
ed ' the ladies if they would get
up and dress, as they wished to search
the room. The ladies replied that they did
not wish to get up and dress, and that the
Amenrniilflrnmpm Thp two nvn nrrnm.
panied by the non, looked through the room
and then left, without disturbing the: ladies
or .in any manner doing violence to' their
feelings. "'. This, Gapf. Mowers assures us, is
the trae account. 'The Messenger should
correct its statement ;- ,i- i ! "' '
; To the remarks of the Sentinel upon this
subject we make 'no reply. ' Even if the
statement upon which they were predicated
had been true they are sentiments calculated
to do. much injury, and to arouse feelings
which every good man is trying to do away
with. Yet' the Sentinel should understand
there can be no dlsprderly uprising which
the .authorities of the State annot subdue,
and the sooner the fact is appreciated the
better for all concerned. ,'!...,.. ,
i A Frenchman has purchased five thousand
acres of swamp in Tennessee, and he proposes
raiBinc irogs lor tho Memphis market. 4z
change. S :r-. ' i- 1 ,r
A' very uncertain crop, and one vidry lia
ble to jump Oft-i r. : T
'the Salisbury Examiner. thinks A. J. is a
giant ' -11,0 may be, but he isn't so large as
was Go6. .In fact, we (ibrisider him nothin;
more than- a 9eml-Gogi. ' " . -i , ,.
A Npw Political Tone.
The disposition of the Southern people is
peaceful. Our people are tired of the bitterness-which
has ruled all and rained all
for the past ten years. ,
The cessation of the war did not bring
ncace to the Beoole. . The ,passions which
i . -
for four long years made the country one
vast battle-field, upon which the blood of
our nation was poured out like water, did
not cease with the close of armed hostility.
Thcv were but transplanted from the
field of battle to the political councils of the
nation. Hate has striven against bate, ana
the sound of angry strife has filled the land.
Moderate counsels hate been spurned.antt
hChas been most followed whose counsels
have been the bitterest.-"-' lr '
A whirlwind of hate has swept over the
South, turning father against son, brother
against brother and neighbor against neigh
bor. Every relation of life has been con
trolled by the passions and prejudices en
gendered by the politics of the day.
And the result?
Find it in the present disorganized, state
Find it in the bitter hate that has be
numbed every kindly feeling.
Find it in the stagnation of business and
the universal commercial distrust wmcu
pervades the country.
Find it in the poverty ot tne people.
How long is this to continue!
How Ions is the prosperity and happi
ness of the people to be sacrificed to the
bitterness of the politicians ? .
The people ask these questions, and soon
will DEMAND an answer.
The merchant, the doctor, the lawyer, the
farmer, the mechanic, the laboring man, all
say give us that peace without which we
What is there for the people of the South
to hate each other about !
Tho same issues are professed by both par-
tics, and, with tho exception of repudiation,
there is no apparent dittercncc between me
platforms of the two opposing parties.
Then let the spirit of hatred which has so
long injured every interest of the South be
Let us work for the good, not for the in
jury, of our lellow-nien. iict tne strue oi
oartv be to build up our country not to
crush it down ; to mako the people happy
and united not miserable and divided.
Those who really wish well to the State,
and really strive for the good of the people,
will do all in their power to change the tone
They will endeavor to make the strife of
party in the future what it was before the
war a strife as to which shall do the
most for the good of the people and for the
honor of the nation.
This is what the happiness of the people
requires, and what the people demand of
And it is what every good man in the
South, regardless of party, should be willing
The opposition papers are raising a howl
about the laws, and wish to know why they
are not printed. The laws have been prin
ted once, and twenty copies sent to every
member ot the .Legislature, which it was
thought would do much to give all desired
information. In addition they were prin
ted in several papers of the State, and thus
made public And now they are being
printed again as fast as two steam presses
can print them, and faster than could be done
by any other two offices in the State. This
fact is known to some of the papers which
are pretending to be so concerned
about the State printing, and their clamor is
only intended to mislead those who know
nothing of the facts of the case. The
amount of work to be done is more than
five times as great as ever before and our
presses arc run day and night The Legis
lature knowing bow great was the amount
of printing to be done made provisions to
inform the people as to the laws passed by
authorizing the publication of them in dif
ferent newspapers, and by having the laws
printed in pamphlet form and twenty co
pies sent to each member. The laws will
be sent out jn about three weeks from date,
and then the people can see how the work
has been done.
The British Press on Cotton.
The British press,says the New Yortillcrald,
continues to be very much exercised about
the supply of cotton. Every day or two
there axe leading articles and any amount
of correspondence on the subject, nnd there
is hardly any conceivable plan for increasing
the production of the raw material that is
not discussed. . The insufficient supply is
turned a calamity, and it is said to be ow
ing to an increase of the consuming power
at a time when the raw material is decreas
ing. A writer in the London Timet takes a
very sensible view of the matter when he
argues that the true way to increase the pro
duction of cotton is for the manufacturers
and capitalists of England to co-operate
with tho grower. That is, wo suppose, to
employ their capital in connection with the
labor of the planters in order to stimulate
a larger growth. This writer remarks, too,
that it would be folly for the American
planters to grow five millions of bales at
double the expense of land and labor when
the same profit can be realized irom half
that amount. But where are the English
manufacturers and capitalists to use their
money in cooperation with the growers!
India and other countries have been tried,
and a vast amount of capital has been sunk
in the experiment There is, however, one
place in the world where raising cotton is
not an uncertain experiment, and where
planting never fails to be successful and
profitable. In our Southern States there is
a vast area of cotton lands yet uncultivated.
If there were capital and labor enough ten
millions of bales or more could be raised.
This is the country, then, for the British to
invest in if they would get an ample supply
of cotton and a handsome return for their
Repudiation and State Pride.
Mr. Fletcher, Tennessee's Secretary of State,
has written to certain holders of that State's
bonds that they will not be repudiated, for sev
eral reasons : " First and above all, the people of
Tennessee arc tooprondand too honest;" and
that, finally, " No Legislature can or dare adopt
with disgrace, wherever he may go on the face
of the earth, and which would make our chil
dren's children blush to own their nativity."
I What a withering rebuke this conveys to
those North Carolinians who are advocating
repudiation. . : ' '
' Is North Carolina less " honest" or less
" proud " than-Tennessee ? ' ' """.',
i Are North Carolinians more willing than
Tennesseans to adopt a, "measure , which
would brand them with disgrace and which
would make their children's children blush
to own their nativity!" -' '' .'
We do not believe it ! "
Nor do we believe that tho honest people
o North Carolina will ever consent to a
measure which would be spurned by the
hon'estpeople of Tennessee.. , ,K
. Set the repudiation issue has been forced
upon the people of North 'Carolina, and is
upheld by many of the so-called "Democrat
ic" papers of the State. .' ". '
The Standard has commenced the battle
in 'favor of the poople-npon whom repudia
tion would bring ruin and dishonor. Let
: fhi people ' at once take . sides upon this
question and let that side bs the one in op
position to repudiation. : j' ' .' "
Improvement of SoBtker Horse Stock.
A few davs atro we alluded in general
terms to the necessity of using every effort
to improve the stock of horses. We deem
this subject, one of the greatest importance,
and one which should commana tne atwsu
tien of thoseTwho hare" eharge of oa Fairs
and Agricultural Societies. ; ", A.
The scarcity of Bood horses in the Soutn
has become a subject of general remark, not
only by those who visit the douio, out vj
our own people. " Look where we will we
cannot find one horse in a thousand that is
more than an average, and the majority of
them are far below the average.- ?
J This is the more strange as mere is no
rt nf the United States in which the torse
is so generally used as it is in the South.
The distance between plantations and be
tween towns is such that almost every man
keeps one or more horses, and in addition
mules to do the regular Work. ; , : i . .
It is an old ; saying, " It costs no more
to keep a good horse than!, a bad horse,"
nd it is true. , We even think that it ; is
cheaper, for a bad horse cannot do the same
amount of work on the same amount oi
feed and care as can be done by a good
hOISe.' t -: ' ' - ' '
Thnae who control the Agricultural Soci
eties and who have the management of Fairs
should do as much or more to secure the
improvement of our stock of horses as for
any other matter pertaining to agnuuuure.
Stock raisins-has always been one of the
most profitable of all pursuito, and one in
which the return of capital invested is surer
and larger than in almost anything else.
, The only difference in the cost oi o Drain
in good and bad horses is the price of the
service of the stallion. ' It costs no more to
thousand dollar horse than it does to
raise a fifty dollar horse, while the price of
service may be only twenty or thirty dollars
higher,', .j,,.; . i- ; t
,We have seen many a colt, and yearlings
nt that sold for a thousand idollnrs simply
because it showed evidences of possessing
the good qualities of the sire. Upon these
colts the owners make from seven hundred
and fifty to eight hundred dollars within
two years time. These cases are by no means
uncommon, but on the contrary nappen
Those men who have the enterprise to first
secure a good blooded, good gaited and
generally fine stock-horse in this state win
reap a large fortune, and we shall De giaaio
see them get it for they will deserve it
We wish to susrsest to those wno nave tne
orderins of premiums, prizes ' &c., for our
fairs that in none of the lists we nave seen nas
the horse been eiven that prominence to
which he is entitled as the most useful and
profitable of all domestic animals.
We wish to see good purses offered for
trials of speed between North Carolina
horses both trotting and running.
We are aware that many people object to
racim? because money is bet upon the result
by outside parties; but gambling is a thing
which can be done upon anything, even
nnon the best and most eodly matters. It
would be equally as wise to urge that there
should be no elections, because men would
bet npoc the results. So wo suggest to the
Agricultural Societies that prizes be offered
to the best trotting and running horses that
our people may be induced to do all in their
power to raise better horses and more ot
Let sufficient inducements be offered to
arouse our people to the importance of this
subiect and you have taken the surest
means of crammer the desired obiect
We hope that oar brethren of the press
throughout the State, will lend their influ
ence, each according to his own judgment,
towards awakening the people to the neces
sity of improving the horse stock of North
Carolina. ; '
We are every day in the receipt of clubs
of subscribers, varying from ten to twenty
names each, and have nearly doubled our
subscription list of five months ago.. We
take this method of returning our thanks to
our friends who have gotten up clnbs for us,
and assure them that their efforts in our be
half shall not be forgotten.
The people recognise the fact that the
Standard is the people's paper, and are ral
lying around it in numbers that prove that
our efforts in behalf of the people are appre
ciated by those whose interests the Stan
DAiiD is ever ready to defend. If our Week
ly subscription list increases in the same
ratio as it is now increasing, we shall gain
five thousand new subscribers by the end of
December next - '
This popular recognition of our efforts
to serve and please the people is truly grati
fying to us, and will incito us to renewed
efforts. The Weekly Standard is now tho
largest paper published in the State and we
shall do our " level best " to make it the
best paper. In the meantime we return our
thanks for the clubs of subscribers we have
received and hope to get many more. ,
The Comet and Other Discomboberations.
Where is the comet whose coming has
been so portentously announced and which
was advertised to put in an appearance a
month ago ! Where is it ! A world whose
peace of mind has been assailed and whose
existence has been threatened demands to
know where is that comet ! . Nobody has
been able to tell what the comet is made of
but all have agreed that it is to run against
the world, and that a smash-up is probable.
And where are the earthquakes that are
to shake up the scoffers at science? The
time has come and gone and thns far nary
earthquake has been perceptible." Where
are the earthquakes ?
And where is the somnolent maiden who
woko from a fourteen years nap to convey
the cheering intelligence that there was to
be an eclipse, and that the sun would never
afterward shine so brightly as before, and
then died with a smile! .Where is she!
The sun shines as well as ever it did, and
for all practical purposes is just as good
a sun now as ever it was. ' Where's that
somnolent girl ? .': I t
We don't want the earth trifled with any
more nor its inhabitants frightened. If
these astronomers know anything let them
keep still about it until it begius to' work.
If there's any comet coming wc want it to
come right off and .attend to its business.-
If we are to bo smashed we want it done
without so much talk.. And if any earth
quake is going to break things we want it
like waiting ao long for an item. '"'"' ': -'
So, ye men of science, bring on your comet
and yonr earthquake or eVer after hold your
peace. , .''' . '-.-i ,.!
t " ' :"- i .i '
! Death of Senator Fesmnden.- : a v
jThe telegraph announces that Senator
William Pitt Fesskndeh is dead. The
event is not wholly unexpected, as lie has
been ill for some time. Senator Fkssejtdejt
has been in public life for many years! ' , For
a long time he was cne of the leading poli
ticians of Maine, and served several terms as
State Senator. 1 He was afterwards elected
U. S. Senator from that State, which position
he occupied until his death, with the excep
tion of the time he acted as Secretary of the
Treasury. In politics Mr. Fesskndkn was
a thorough Republican and had always been
identified with the movements of that party.
He was one of the Republican Senators who
voted against the impeachment of Johnson.
; The death of Mr. Fesskhdes leaves a va
cancy which will be filled by the Governor
of Maine. Hon. Lor iL Morrill, ex-Sen
ator, will probably . be the one chosen to fill
the vacancy, although there-are already sev
eral aspirant. - '
The Raleigh Standard misrepresents ns when
It quote, our remarks of last week as a confes
aion that the iWeroii. party hs dead. We aaid
there had been no organized Democratic party la
North Carolina since May, 1861, but we never
aid, and cannot admit, that the Democratic
party of the State is dead. There are enough ol
the "simon-pure" of that party in tne duuo,
who have never bowed the knee to the new
langled combinations, to make a powerful and
enectlve party, one mat win oe rcu wucu v
proper time comes to act Charlotte Democrat.
We do not see that we have at all mis
represented the Democrat. We did not say
that it made a voluntary confession ot tne
ruin of the Democracy. We said that its
statement that "there had been no or
ganized Democratic party in' North Caroli
na since 1861 " was a confession that the
Democratic party is dead.
And so it is.
" A party that "has no organization " for
over eight years is certainly not a uve
party. ,i " , ' .
Live parties do not manage tuemseivca m
that manner. . '
A majority of the leaders of the present
so-called "Democratic" party are Whigs,
and curse the name "Democrat." Is any
live party controlled by its enemies? '
' We well remember the old Democratic
party and ita customs, but we do not remem
ber the time when the Democracy, or any
portion of it, was ever led by a Whig.
The present opposition party is not the
Democratic party, nor are many of its lead
ers willing to be called Democrats. They
know that the Whig party is dead, and
have consented to act with a party which,
in order to deceive the people, has taken the
(to them) hated name of the old Democracy,
but they are not willing to be called Demo
crats." Why, but a day or two since, the
Sentinel, in order to calm this class of its
followers, gave permission to all who
couldn't stand being called "Democrats"
the privilege of calling themselves Conserva
tives. And this class of men embraces
more than half of the party which has stolen
the Democratic name.
: A fine Democratic party, truly 1
A nice Democratic party, one half of
whose members hate tho name Democrat so
much that they won't bo called Democrats !
' We rather think that if Jefferson or
Jackson should come back they would fail
to recognize the so-called Democracy as the
Democracy of their day.
' Well may the Democrat say " there has
been no organizedDemocratic party in North
Carolina since 1861 1"
It may not "admit" that it is said the
party was " dead," but it is dead just the
same, and the sham-Democratic leaders
Else why their cries for a new party ?
That cry is a confession that their bastard
Democracy is dead, so far as ever being able
to cope with the Republican party is con
cerned ; and the people take the cry of the
leaders as an admission of their abandon
ment of the present party,
The Democrat deceives itself when it as
serts that there are enough "simon-pure"
Democrats to make a powerful and effective
party. Where are they? Where, is there
a prominent leader who represents the
principles of Jackson ? There is not one.
Bad and weak men have stolen the gar
ments of the illustrious dead; and the recol
lection of the former greatness of the dead
only makes the deformities and insignificance
of the imposters appear more revolting.
We hope there will be a new party, that
tho name of the dead may not suffer future
degredation. ' We say to the Democratic
Form a new party with a new name. Leave
to itself the name you have stolen and
The Temple of Democracy fell at the
sound of the first shot fired at the flag of the
nation, leave its ruins undcfilcd by the
presence of those who caused its destruction
Leave untouched the relics of the dead,
murdered by you. Do what you please, but
do not further disgrace the name that once
was honored through the land,
For Democracy is DEAD dead in power
dead in the hearts of the people.
Redaction of the National Debt.
By the report of the Secretary of the
Treasury we see that the National Debt has
been reduced, during the month of August,
$3,604,234,79, and this notwithstanding the
fact that over $11,000,000 were required to
pay the semi-annual pensions which fell due.
This exhibit is trucly gratifying and will do
much to assure the people that they arc not
The wisdom of the policy of Secretary Bout-
well is manifest, and we have always appro
ved his policy, believing it to be the best
manner of disposing of the surplus revenue,
and that it would do much to relieve the
nation both from debt and taxation.
Let us take, for example, the purchase we
have just referred to. The interest on that
$5,604,234 at 6 per cent, for one year would
be $366,254.04, to be paid in gold. Now
supposing the $5,604,234 worth of bonds
had been allowed to remain unpaid until
maturity, which would be, if d-20's, in about
twelve years, the interest alone would amount
to $4,395,048 in gold.
Thus, even allowing for a premium,; by
buying these bonds in now the government
saves overour millions of dollars in gold.
Since the beginning of President Grant's
administration a period of some six months
the debt has been reduced $49,300,758
Reckoning, even for this time, the interest
on this amount would be, in round numbers,
$35,640,540 in gold. This amount can now
be applied to the further wiping out of the
debt, and bye-and-bye the amount of taxa
tion can be reduced and the payment of the
debt still go on as rapidly 23 before. We com
mend these facts to the attention of the peo
ple, who will perceive that light taxes can
soon be secured, and the debt paid without
dishonoring the nation by the crime of
repudiation. . .
' , We hope that Secretary Boctwell will
continue as he has begun, and make the re
duction for the year at least one hundred
million dollars. .
We also hope that more gold will be used
in buying in the bonds, as gold now bears
a large premium, which could be thus ob
tained. At the present general rates one
hundred thousand dollars in gold will buy
about one hundred and , twelve thousand
dollars worth of bonds, counting the average
price of bonds. . Upon this, also, would be
saved interest in gold for twelve years.
: We think Mr. Boutwell should dispose
, of all the gold he can spare and buy bonds
'lh Tt,"toJ 'gblS IB ttMT 1lMi TB ' UctiHoW
value, and the price is only kept op by spec
ulators. , - -
: We believe that tho debt can be cleared
Off within thirty-five years, and that too,
with a lighter taxation than the present, for
each . million paid lessens the amount of
Interest which otherwise would have to be
paid by taxation. ',
j That the debt has been reduced nearly
six millions in ono month, and the govern
ment paid eleven millions for another pur
pose, besides the running expenses of the
government, is a striking evidence of the
recuperative powers of our country and
is the best possible answer to the assertions
ol the repudiators.
In regard to the. talk about forming a new
party we will remind the Standard that we have
advanced no views of our own in regard to the
matter. Charlotte Democrat. 1
Well why don't you? This is a time
when every man should do all in his power
to support those principles ho believes to bo
right ' if you don't like the "new" party you
can. get up another one.: So if yoa can,t
have a dollar party you can get np two little
ones for a eent apiece! ' ; ,
To the "Democratic" Papers.
We confess that we are puzzled. We have
been trying to find out the platform of the
North Carolina "Democracy." One "lead
ing" Democratic paper claims that the
"Democracy" is in favor of universal suf
frage ; while another avows that every true
"Democrat" is opposed to the right of the
colored man to vote. Another "leading"
paper announces that repudiation is the
cardinal principle of the party. No sooner
do We accept this declaration than another
"leading" journal announces that the other
leading journal had no right to make
the declaration, and that the "Democ
racy" is opposed to repudiation. While
we are debating as to which one of these
two is right, another paper, .which is
also a 1 "leading" ' journal, informs ns
that neither is right and that nothing is go
ing to be said about repudiation until some
thing is said. We at once perceive the wis
dom of this remark and are about to con
clude it to be the true state of the " Demo
cratic" mind, when another paper "a
leading journal "by the way informs the
press that repudiation is before the people.
We stand bewildered, and wonder what
the "Democratic " party does think about
We try Chinese Immigration but with no
better success. A "leading journal" mtorms
us that the party favors Chinese Immigra
tion, while another, also a "leading journal,"
is rather inclined to believe that the Demo
cracy is on the whole rather doubtful as to
the availability of the Celestials as voters.
In despair wo ask is there,, any Democratic
party, feeling sure of getting a definite an
swer this time at least To our amazement
wc find that this is also a doubtful question;
some of the "leading journals" believing that
tho party is 'Democratic, other "leading
journals" believing it to be Whig, while two
or three other "leading journals" are confi
dent that it is a little of both and a good
deal of neither.
Now this sort of thing is rather confusing,
and has a tendency to bewilder the public
mind. Therefore wc hope that the editors
of the "leading journals" will find out
the following things ?
1. Whether there is any Democratic party.
2. Whether it is a Whig Democratic
party or a Democratic Whig party.
3. Whether they have got any party, at
4. If they decide that there is a party to
find out its platform.
5. To decide which is the lcadingest of
the leading journals.
We urge this, because as matters now
stand, we don't know what theories of De
mocracy we are to combat, or even whether
there is any Democracy to have theories.
Also, because all the Democratic papers
claim to be the "leading journals" of their
party, and no two of them agree. On
this account, as soon as we knock
over one of them, supposing we
have laid out a " Democratic champion,"
another steps up and informs us we have
hit the wrong party, and that the other chap
in no manner represents the 'Democracy.' We
rap tho new comer, and a third party makes
the same declaration. We are tired of such
foolishness. If there is any " Democratic
Whig" party, or any "Whig-Democratic"
party we want to know it, and if the party
has got any principles we want to know
that So, Messieurs the editors of the lead
ing papers, decide who and what you are,
and get up a list of principles, for at present
you don't seem to have any.
While the opponents of the Republican
party are disorganized, discouraged, and
crying in their anguish for a " new party,"
let the Republicans stand firm and united.
It is the excellence of organization which
wins battles for armies it is excellence of
organization which wins campaigns for
Thus, although our opponents arc disor
ganized and disheartened, let the Republi
cans abate none of their watchfulness, nor
suffer any disorganization. ,
On the contrary, let them be even more
vigilant and watchful that they may gain by
the weakness of the enemy.
Let county and township organizations
be kept up and our friends ready to take ad
vantage of anything that may happen.
There are hundreds of men in every county
who wish to become Republicans and who
will do so if they receive encouragement
from Republicans. Let our friends do all
in their power to smooth the way that those
who wish may enter the party. i
There are many other things to be done
which will do much to make the future suc
cess of the party easier and certain.
Therefore we say to our Republicans
friends keep up your county and township
organizations, and do all for the success of
the party that can be done, and in the hour
of victory you will receive your reward.
The Vermont Election.
Those who have been prophecying a large
Democratic gain in Vermont will, of course,
be delighted to know that the Democrats
have swept themselves up Salt River.
The vote of neither party is as large as that
of last year, but the Republicans have
gained as is evinced by the returns of
the members elected to the Legislature.
In the Senate there is not a Democrat ! In
the House of Representatives there are hit
four! If ever there was a worse whipped
party than the Vermont Democracy, we
never heard of it Now wait for Maine
where, notwithstanding the third party
movement, uhamberlain win nave over
ten thousand majority.
The Salisbury Examiner has an attempt at
a reply to the Standard's article concern
ing disabilities, and the right of Congress to
impose them. In the first place, the present
editor is not responsible for the opinions of
the Standard, except for the time he has
The Examiner says that it has never been
proved that tho rebels were guilty of trea
son. How so intelligent a gentleman as the
writer of that article could make such an
evidently foolish statement is something to
be wondered at
- Section HI, Art HI, of the Constitution
of the United States, says: "Treason shall
consist in levying war against the United
States," &c Can it be denied that the
rebels did this ? True, it has not been prov
en in " open court," because it would be
manlf"T''rii nirinnihilai i -ir t-y nWIT"Tii
. The same section declares that " Congress
shall have tho power to declare the punish
ment of treason." That is what Congress
: That Congress could have proven Davis
guilty of treason there is not a shadow of
doubt m the mind of any man. : That the
government has not done so is attributable
to that spirit of magnanimity which it has
shown to all those who fought against
it. The government has chosen to pardon
where it could have punished.
The late Confederacy has been before the
Supreme Court in the case of a stockholder
in the Charleston Gaslight Company, pray
ing for relief against the sequestration of his
stock by decree of the Confederate Courts.
Chief Justice Chase, in delivering the opin
ion of the Court, holds that the proceedings
in question were absolutely null and void.
and grants the relief prayed for. The Chief
Justice holds that no act of the Confederate
Government or of any State Government at
enmity with the United States, and which
may; conflict with the rights of a loyal citi
zen, can possess validity.
No Debt Repudiated.
The following extract from the Loui
lAj.) Vourier Journal is going the
Of thfi WnnHaiSin nmx nJ 1
-- ..r-uuuu . nas jnst
i among tne Kortn Carolina pa r
who use it as an argument in favor J'"1'
" During t'.ie war the North incurred ,
i?0 I" I"8 8""h incurred a deb?
North and tbe South incurred their LA
fq'lyvgdaith- J? ""ould be di,C',b.
in the North to repudiate her dxht ... T.n.0IU.
able in her to compel the South to
here? Is it honorable in one pTrty to POllil,l
another party to do what Is dishonor. ?"!!
noi me aon.ii, uy compelling Southern .'
. .1 t .,- , ... n
tion, perpetrated as great a dishonor as ? i
pudiation of her own debt would be V t
The Cowier-Jmtrnal seems to forgE(
purposely over looks, the fact that tlie'tr
debts were contracted under entirely djij0
ent circumstances, and that there i8 "
Sorthern but a National debt, shared
alike by the North, East, West andSouii"
It is a debt which was created by tlic 1
tion to pay the expense of a war to suij!1'
a rebellion against its authority. "
That such a debt is legitimate can0(
disputed by any sensible person.
Nor does the Courier-Journal
tempi to deny tnat tne debt is just
merely asserts mat tne JNortll would
-v, v, u, repudiating the V.
tional Debt than it alleges it have iot ,
by "forcing the South to rep
Neither is the last proposition corrcc(
The National Debt was created br d
government and the nation is in J
bound to pay it to the last farthing.
The Confederate debt was created by a
Government of the "Confederate Staie
and the Confederate States alone arc 1
iu us payment.
Where are the Confederate States!
There is no such
face of the earth.
government upon tlle
Saiu, it was not 10 be expected that tW
government of tho United States would pi.
a aeot incurred in opposing its authority
The holders of the Confederate bonds did
not dream of such a thing. - No government
ever paid the debts incurred by rebel,
fighting against its authority, nor will any
government ever so stullify itself. "
As well might the holder of a Cocfe,ltWc (
bank-bill expect its payment by tlic United
The South was compelled to rcpuoiiate
nothing. The moment the South owned tin
authority of the United States, she bad no
debt to repudiate.
The Confederate States owed the debt
not the United States. I
There are no Confederate States, and the i
fore the holders of bonds whose payment
is promised by the Confederate States have
no one to look to for payment, for theli
debtor is defunct. Thus it is evident that
the Courier-Journal is wr ong, and that tin
United States has never repudiated anj
debt, or caused any debt owed by any of
the United States, to be repudiated.
The South, as a part of the United States,
is responsible for only its part of thcnationi!
The South, as the Confederacy, is no nion.
The Confederacy is dead, and it is unrea
sonable to expect a corpse to pay bills.
Therefore it is evident that there has been
no debt repudiated, and consequently iu
dishonor incurred by either the Nortk-ni
or Southern sections of the United Statu
And that cock won't fight
Death of Secretary Rawlins,
It is with deep regret that we are com
pelled to announce the death of Gen. Jons
A. Rawlins, Secretary of War. As is well
known, Secretary Rawlins had bcea suffer
ing from hemorrage of the lungs for long
time. Lately be had been much worse, and
fears were entertained of his life. These
fears were but too well founded, for, at lent
o'clock Monday afternoon, Gen. Ratoss
breathed his last
Gen. Rawliks was a native of Illinois,
and served with distinction in the war for
the Union: In 18G3 he contracted a lum;
disease from which he has never recovewl
and which has proved fatal.
In 1865 Gen. R. entered the Regular Ann;
as Chief of Staff to General Gbant, bavin;
the rank of Brigadier General, and was sub
sequently appointed Secretary of War.
' He has well and faithfully attended tr
the duties of the War Office and leave
many friends who mourn his death.
The cause of the Cubans seems more tu
ful than ever before, and wc regard the si
cess of the Cubans as certain, The SpaniaiA
have almost invariably been worsted in ere;
general encounter, and, which militate
heavily against their chances for succis
they are divided among themselves.
The new Governor has succeeded no bet
ter than his predecessors, and no victories
have resulted to Spanish arms under lis
guidance. Internal dissensions thnatii
him at home, and mutiny is almost asm'11
dreaded as the enemy.
The Cubans, on the other nffii are
stronger than ever, and their Idlers are
pursuing a course which proves them to 1k
wise men who do all in their power to se
cure the victory before the commencement
of the battle. Thus the manner in which
they have refused to commence active gen
eral hostilities until they have converted
their undisciplined masses into regiment
of good and well drilled troops, will go
long way among military men to ensures
favorable opinion as to the manner in woM
the Cubans will do their duty when led tu
battle against the Spaniards.
It is also manifest that Spain has done all
that she can do to preserve her power
Cuba. She is well aware that she cannot
conquer the revolutionists, and nothing bti
her stubborn pride prevents her from -knowledging
the fact Besides, the result
of her own revolution have left her W
with internal dissensions and obliged her to
guard against a large portion of the Span
ish people who are dissatisfied with the
present condition of affairs. ,
In the meantime the Cubans are rapM1?
gaining in numerical strength, anl''
which is even more, in that 'discip,wl;
and training without which an army
but a rabble, and possesses 1 no ro''
strength. They are also rapid obtaining
arms of the most approved patten, together
with plenty of ammunition, &cA and will he
able to put into the field armies,. d not mu
as hitherto. From these reason w
win their indeoendence. ami liflioL?1
wey will do so in a comparatitcty
; Within three days space three prom
men nave uiea. secretary Ht,i j.
uuTciuu. iiuuiu nuu Deuawr l!i;KJi
C 1 .. ... , .
aaiij nwo fewiVCTeOI I TO 111 fie S
of the announcement of the dea?U of Vi
eminent man than we were start. ml bi ll i
report of that of another. The adage ''Doit t
loves a-shiHing. mark" .has been f.-JJ
verified., , . -.... AmI
And there's Wes. Whltaker takintr hold
third page of the Standard. With a live Pike On
one aide and a "Live Giraffe" or. .,'.!.
TlkTJbit 13 10 bccome f th
the Standard, poor soulsl-Tfii. Star.', .
iecome I Why they become read. ,,f
lite paper. .
W on'' ee what wonld havTworn. or ,
country pape. if It hadn't been for tbe cclli.se,
tbe boat-race, tbe prize fleht .na r
N. T. fitmocrat ' '
Why they would have eone to lvinr inJ
like the Democrat or tho World. , :
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