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Official Organ if Ktrth CanDu. H. L. PIKE, Editor; Wednesday, Sept. 29, 1869. They are faying to get Btohk to give up cock-fighting and get married. . Let us have peace. The Cubans are learning the Spaniards the customs of Spain. They are making them i" walk Spanish." We leam that there is to be a Tournament at Boydton, Virginia. Stone, may we ahem that little speech, you know. That's alL - Stone wants the fool-killer to get hold of us. Let him come. If he lets such a chap as Stone go free we are safe. It will go right hard with Bernard though. It is said that the Washington Erprtu and the National Intelligencer are to be merged and issaed as a Democratic morning paper. Exchange. Now, if they had only said a mounting paper, we might have believed it Those editors who advocated the forma tion of the to-be-called " Liberal " party are getting sick of the job. Bernard advertises that he doesn't " care to discuss the question for the present" The "Wilmington Star has an editorial about "the Liberal Movement" The edi torial contains eight paragraphs, teem of which commence with the word "We." We always thought that the "movement" was a very feeble, one but didn't know it was quite so wee-wee ! The Democratic party in Philadelphia is in a rather mixed up condition. Two sets of nominations have been rejected and things look squally for the third. The "unwashed" in Philadelphia are terrified. Nearly the same State of things prevails in Cincinnati. North Carolina "Democracy" is tending the same way. What a poor "party." The Sentinel is going to make an expose of divcre " nefarious transactions" which it alone seems to know of. It is generally thought that it is going to divulge something concerning the sale oi Agricultural Land Scrip and the " deep damnation" of the "taking off" of the "Literary Fund." The : Democrats " are alarmed. What scamps they are, to be sure. Raleigh is supplied by four persons with milk, but the supply is not equal to the demand. WU.Star. Not by a long chalk t Baleigh is sup plied with milk by coat, as Bernard should know from natural sympathy. If it wasn't, we don't believe that four persons could, be found who could supply Baleigh with milk. Reckon somebody in Wilmington has been indulging too freely in mill punches. All the fools, if we are to judge by an article in the Salisbury (N. C.) Examiner, which is earnest ly engaged in advocating repudiation, are not dead jet Ihe national debt, to it, la a horror of horrors, and sbonld be at once repudiated. To have to pay for what Rebellion forced upon tbe nation is, in the estimation of the aage of the Examiner, an evil which should be promptly ex orcised. Philadelphia inquirer. No, they are not quite dead yet, but so sick that the little robins are getting leaves ready to cover np the eorputet. We are promised a reduction of the debt by no less than $10,000,000 during the month of September, or nearly twice as much as the reduction in August. If this promise is fulfilled, says the New York Tri bune, we shall have to report on the 1st of next month a diminution of our national in debtedness by $59,500,000 since Gen. Grant came into office. This is brave work, and the charm of it is that it goes on so steadily. Meanwhile Mr. Delano is overhauling the income lists, and trying to get something like a tair payment of a tax which has been the cause of more lying and cheating than even the excise on whisky. Now, let Mr. Boutwell make use of his gold 1 The Governor and his sapient organ are taking the back track on tbe Liberal movement They are "down" on It because it would net recog nize their Icadenhip. .fiendo-so Index. We are not in the habit of "taking the back track." Nor have we done so in re gard to any position taken by us. We have seen no "Liberal movement" and know of none. We have seen the efforts of certain papers to get up a new party, and are sorry they have made such a signal failure of it To the leadership of such a "movement," however, we have no aspirations, not being willing to train in that company. We are Republicans, and the Republican is the only liberal party before the people, and the peo ple testify their appreciation of the fact by supporting it What we now fear is, that there wont be enough opposition to make things interesting. The editor of the Asheville 2Pew declares his paper for sale. It seems tnat certain dissatisfied "Democrats" propose to start s new paper to run out the Newt. The editor is willing to save them the trouble by selling them the Newt. What fault is found with the Newt, we do not know. It is certainly the most ably edited of all the "Democratic" papers. ... While commiserating the misfortune of the Newt, we cannot "refrabi'from pointing out to it the fact that it itself illustrates the remarks made by us in reply to its editorial concerning the "progress of the new party." If the Seat belongs to the "new party," it can see how weak it is when it cannot sop no it a wecklv paper. It can also see that the "old hunkers" will not consent to inno vation. We don't think the "progress of the new party " amounts to much." , ; We endorse the following from the Rich mond Enquirer, and commend the tame to our own people. North Carolina needs de velopment as much as does Virginia, and the sooner we leave off hating and fighting one another the better it will be for the State. The Enquirer says: Now we ourselves not only believe in physical development, but we always did believe in it - Physical development is the basis, the foundation, of all other develop ment Until a country is physically dovel oped it will have no arts, no bterature, no culture, no wealth, no power, and its religion will be a feeble light-nd not a candle set on a hiU. - ' , . We mutt develop Virgima all of her ma terial resources. We must complete our railroads, finish our canals, open up our mines, utilize our water courses, buildup our cities. And that it the great job of these years just now to come. The Standard and the Ifew Movement." ? The AsheviUe JV4;3th more party spirit than Rood Judgment, believes the SlAHiiiifr-tobe alarroedTrt thnftg8fc0 of the heartv:"i 1 WeTdo not know from wluit'drcumatanceihe Nejei makes its jfeduc- rJoBaVaVbe best u kawledgtand- belief we are not frightened at any opposi tion that has yet made itself visible. As to the "progress of tbe new. party," that's all nonsense, and the New knows it -Where is the new party t Who are its chanjpijB What are its urincioles ! Nobody 'cart tell. x We TmLiiJiumLA)!im. and the Old North State and the filming ton Star'totytiify f0j$jHftyt We 1mm Keen their endeavors 'to form, a new party, but we uaye'aiseen tfaatj th'efforts have not been sfendedby th peopfe. j Even those papers . that support vtue so fcalled," negr targa,ipawt.'it, move at all) are not agreed Ampogjhemselifes as to their platform'. Tlio Wilmington Jonr tal, which but a few rnSnths ago rushed Into he movement " ,witU." frantr'energy , 1 is how quiet m a lamb, and by nowojri pr aigii aids the project it once championed--1 " i The Old NoriA State. Wilminertoh Stat add party ry,. but, .,witU!'th exception., pi, he first named, -the reputation for politi- sagacity" Is not such as to command ah; ,t degree of attention froto . the people.- he OWi&r4 iSrjtoril advocating ww hat it hafbeen advocating -ever since t he war. ' It is not 'tne representative or any party, and therefore its' movements have no political significance-,, 5s utin 'the rain, and. naturally, tries io-enter the first open floor. The call of the Wilmington formal or a new' party 'opened a door, to the Old forth State. It ja trying lo.enter, but with Star pushing one way,and the Southerner , e other, and tbe Journal trying to slip tbe ilt, it stands a very ' poor chance of get- ,ing through in good condition.! ',; , .', , . Thus the movement for a new party is no tovement at all, and will never result in the formation of a new party. Those who at first favored it, have gauged tbe temper of their political friends, . and ; find that -the movement would be- a failure. . Therefore, ke old rats, they refuse to enter .'the -trap, and have let the new party severely alone. The young and foolish rats, however,; . are tasking a great clamor aDotrt rnew party, . f new movement," and this clamor they mis take for success.! ' i Thm any unusual clamor jhej take, for ."progress.", i: At Represent time there is not only no "new .1 party," but no new party movement, and the feet is well known here. ' The' Newr iasn, living to far in the mountains, may not have kept pace with the "progress" of events. j The " indifference," of the Standard wa3 g pretended. We not only did not fear the party movement, but wished it success, could wish for nothing better. It is er to fight two boys than one man, two lick persons than 6ne well -one. ' We have no fear of the present opposition, knowing bat we eao beat it every time, and if it is di- ided neither portion would command even. espect, for its weakness would be too sinfully manifest . .. .,. . : ' Thus we are willing to let our friends of he opposition take whatever course they may hoose, and remain an attentive but not con :rned spectator of their little maneuvers. e are content to see nor own party pre ig its unity and adding to its strength bile the sham-Democracy wastes awny from internal dissensions. " ' '"'"', he Sentinel's Report ' of, Threats in Rockingham County. . We see that the Sentinel ,js making an Sort to get up' a "Loyal League" excite- lent to counterbalance the revelations of he Ku Klux trials at New Berne. ' We have o present means of knowing .the truth , of he circumstances, and therefore give them given by the Sentinel itself. '" I - i- The Sentinel says': ?'We refer our readers the evidence taken before the Magistrate in Kockinsrnam. in the case ot tne estate gainst Zach. Groom. Radical Chairman of he Board of Commissioners. First is the ffidavits of two colored men, Alexander nd Julius Watt, who live on the plantation f,Uroom, and belong, with. Uroom, to tbe e. ' They swear, tnat Uroom ottered hem ten dollars to burn the houses of Dr. limnaon and others! '. " ' - '' This trial and disclosure produced intense ixcitement tiuouehout the cotmtrv. ' Judire eettle and every Radical felt it It Was -no doubt the uneasy sensation, ' produced by tne excitement or uroom s trial, that caused the Judse to sav the speech we made on Tuesday last, tended to the assassination of lourzee and himselt.. , I Groom was discharged bv the Magistrate and not bound over to Court '" The' nctrroes were bound over to Court to '' answer for perjury, and, for the want of bail, they were Committed to mil. I We did not have time to copy all the cvi- Oence in the case,. Delorc leaving went worth. " . ' ' v.. r : ! The general bad Character of Groom, With tbe evidence of Mr., Thomas, is' proof. conclusive that Groom had . meditated a ij ' iL.' i . i a umu revenge upon toe men who iivcu in White houses on the South' side of. Dan River,",. . , . ' - ; I The evidence presented in the Sentinel is to the effect that Groom offered to head company to bum all the houses along - the DanRiver.' ' . ''' "; ' "" j Of the truth of the charge, we have no means of judging, the Sentinel being the Only paper that has published- the account, and it is possible that it has made out the worst case it can. , Therefore we hope that spme of our friends in Rockingham county will send us full particulars. " 1 ! I But, even supposing the account of the Sentinel to be correct, the case could not in any manner be considered an offset to the Eu Klnx developments at New Berne.. ..' !' j There it was proved that an extensive organization existed, whose chosen, weapon it murder and whose pbject is to do., injury m the Republican party, and to combat the government ' The Rockingham case is but the threats of one man to do something he couia not, in any event, have accomplished. The Ku Kloz developments' were -concern ing murders and outrages which had already been committed.' The alleged Rockingham developments were concerning a threat or an offer to commit arson and perhaps mur der, and no crime had actually been com mitted. ' ' ' '" ' ' ! The, Ku Klux developments were of the operations of a regularly organized baud of rpurderers. The Rockingham concerning ie threats of one man. ' " 'r ' The Ku Klux' did not confess until forced do to to javAianir lives- The -witnesses Tainst Mr. Gppit testified, .yplusjtarily. The charges against the Ku. Klnx i were proved, wnue those t : Bocklrighara were not only no proved; but so disproved that q wiieMes.werei onnnea for- jierjury,,,' Therefore there cm be no parallel drawn between the Lteoituid Kokihgh(iBi affairs. w w seems that the' maristrate' before whom the jdeift against MtiGboom utterly iuntruft...for he not only diachargsd hiM, but , acoordiDg to tne uenunert account, committed 'the pre tended witnesses to jail; for .perjury.. This action on the part o tlie magVstiato ; clearly. shows that no gronnd for the charge against Mr; Gnoowever existed,' for' no matristrate would refuse , to bind pver 'for trial a mart whose guilt was in any manner proved.- Be- sldes, the SmtuwJ jteelf saja . that the testi- nony of all but' one of the witnesses was cbntdiciorr:v::, l;::::iv::;:,-- i Taken as a whole, it seems -but fcir to pre sume that editor of theeaiuiri has dropped his custom of getting , up, f, bills, of. , indict ment,? and (takon,. to Kitting np sensation triaJa,,- i? i . , -,i i Bernard thinks chalk grows in milk.,. , , He never hat anything -to -do- with milk except in punches and so don't know much About it ... ' Better JHaU FactUUn Wanted. There is on thing which is greatly needed in Nortl CaroUna, and that is mail facilities. '.Uiethe-VarrjnWof -theokliputes have beeiarevive( 1 bufj.inearly aa.-jnany remain discontinued. :. There are man; portions of -l otate 1n which there are no post-ofBces. In these sections trie people nave- to nue many miles to reach even the nearest office, and consequently receive mails but once or twice a month. Before the war there were offices tfcatteae thjpnghoujt bea seetiant wfiicti feceived semi-weekly or weekly mailt. JChesamn arrangements could and should exist now. No community can be pros perqus or , intelligent if 'iut, off. from, the world,! .Middle-m,? a : buy ( -the . produce of its farms at half-price, for the farmer has no theane of knowing the market value of his produce, and is obliged to rely .upon bis own judgment! . '.'.. ,l . . ,;::i" -Besides, where there are ao mail facilities, -there is but little reading done by the people. The newspapers, the great disseminators of information, cannot 'reach the people, and ignorance of the events of the day mnst necessarily be the consequence, ... Another (important subject to be -consid ered it the effect upon immigration. ' No class of citizens is so particular about having good mail facilities as the immigrant It ia but natural that 'persons leaving the home of their childhood, to abide in a strango country should'wish tp be so situated as tq be able to. receive communications from the home they have left It is tbe thing which does most to make them contented with their new condition and to render them pcrT manent citizens. .. Thus, one of the first in quiries of the immigrant regarding the local ity in which he thinks of settling is regard ing its mail facilities. If they are good, he is easily induced to overlook other things that be may not' quite like. If they are bad, the difficulties are magnified to him. . If there are none, the chances are ninety-nine but of a hundred that he will never locate in such a neglected community. I The great need of North Carolina is immi gration. Every inducement is being offered to immigrants, that the great natural resources of our State may be developed and become a source pi prosperity to our people. Our sue cess has not thus far been great, owing much, perhaps, to the unsettled political condition of the South, and the frequent reports of deeds of violence, and much to the want of mail communication with the rest of the world. Immigrants as a general thing, settle in the country and in the thinly populated portions of a State. Ilenco they depend for comfort and news upon the mails. , If there are mails they are satisfied. If there are no mails they will not remain. Hence our peo ple should spare no effort to have onr dis continued mail routes re opened, both to benefit themselves and to encourage immi gration. Sometime last winter a resolution passed both houses ot the legislature, instructing our Representatives in Congress to use every effort to have the discontinued mail routes in this State re-opened. We do not know whether our Representatives made the re quired "efforts," but it is certain that very little has been done towards giving the State decent mail facilities. We hope that this serious fault will be remedied, and that we shall soon have our fair proportion of mail routes and post offices. . Appropriations Free Schools. i And now, it appears, we are to have no free schools in the State, at least by State agency. Tbe Htandabd of Thursday has issued the fiat, "no more appropriations for any purpoic !" They have exhausted the resources of tho State in appropriations to benefit, not the State, but the "Ring," and now, the cry is "retrench ment,' , no more appropriations." Sentinel i The ' Sentinel either purposely distrusts the meaning of our article, or else is ex tremely stupid. Probably it is a little of both. :.-:,! : The Staitdabd qualified its declaration by saying "We do not wish to see another dollar appropriated for any purpose, wire the necettary expentet of the government." t The keeping np of schools u one of the necessary expenses of the government and is so considered. ' Therefore we do not take ground against free schools. On the contrary we desire to tee everything done to give the children of our State every educational advantage pos sible. We wish to see the children of the people given every opportunity to obtain an education that they may be able to become good and useful citizens and qualified to take their places in the Legislature of the State. The people and men from the peo ple have never bad much to do with govern ing North Carolina, or it wonld have been governed better. We wish to see the people govern in future. Thus we are unquestion ably in favor of free schools and their sup port Dy tne state. What we wished to say. and what we did say, was that we are opposed to any more appropriations for any purpose outside the necessary expenses of the government tbe educational branch being, of course, included. i We do not wish to see another dollar add ed to the State debt - i We do not wish to' see another cent or an other mill added to the rate of taxation. , The people complain of high taxes. The Supreme Court has decided certain appro priations unconstitutional.- Very well Let us have no more appropriations until the people themselves again ask for them and are willing to stand the consequent taxation without grumbling. . This is the ground upon which we stand. Appropriations of the last Legislature. The "Democratic" papers of this State are copying without comment the statistics (?) of the Sentinel relative to the State debt Tbe language of the Sentinel conveys the impression that'the appropriations of the legislature, upon which the people arc to be taxed, amount to $26,970,000. The Stand- bd long ago showed that the valid appro- propnabons amounted to bnt $13,950,000. This figuring the Sentinel did not attempt to contradict, but acknowledged to be cor rect. These facts were known to every paper in the State, yet no one of them has noticed tiie' error of the' Sentinel, " On the contrary, rjearly,, every .'Democratic",, paper in the State has Tinhliahwl tlln nriirlnnl urtinls .r j J " Ul the Sentinel without change or comment. j Why is this done .'.Because they wished tp mislead the, people -by : causing them to ?enev ttiat-they are to be taxed on more larf doatile the amount that they really are rr-j,: .,t. ,.,::,...,. ,. There is no denying the figures published ip .the;-Stahdabdw Their correctness is known to all who have investigated the matter!' The Sentinelknew the people would 5e taxeu, upon oniy aia,ou,uuu, instead ot 26,970000. .1 Yet by. implication it endea vored to create tbe impression that the peo ple would be taxed on $28,970,000. j hope thathose papers which wish to sjee the people carraotly informed will correct the statement of the - Sentinel, and givo the estateofthecasey ,'' " '''" : -' '" Thp following is a correct list of appro priations, nearly all of which were com-. fenced or recommended by former Legist Western N. C. BaUroad, , . $ 4,000,000 W. C. 4 Rutherfpr.Bailroad, 4,000,000 Western Railroad, 1,500,000 2,000,000 1,400,000 4, A.' T. & O. Railroad, 4 . W. Railroad, ft, Turnpike from Marion to - ' AahvUle, ..' - i. Turnpike In Carteret County, Total, , 115,000 t' 5,000 113,039,008 A Better Political Tone... There is a better feelim? obtaining throueh- out this portion of the rWnth which wo be- iieve win. pe tne source m megnawuai gwu. It is dispositiot, to do away with ' thai po litical bittemeas Which hat to long operated against a4'i3f arc of fhe Southern people, and to inaugurate -jiicw'politicai era i in which, although principles wiH-not be' sac rificed, party lines will be less rigidly drawn, and proscription on account of po litical opinion be dpn away w,itb. , - , f laBo State is tCis spirifee ividenf s 'in Virginia and in the Walkeb party. We have seen many things we have liked, and have said so. openly, regvdlessi -phthei (suspicion expressed by many that the Walker men were but playing a part in order to deceive the administration. We endorsed the prin ciples proclaimed by Walker and nit fol lowers, because they were principles we be lieved to be rigbt-t-TJnivereal Snfftage, Uni- versal Amnesty and Loyalty to the Govern ment of the United States. If they are sincere in their professions of devotion to these principles, and show their sincerity by their acts, we endorse that party now. If they' yield to bad' advice) we shall denounce tbemv Thus far wo have teen nothing to cause us to' doubt the sincerity 'of the Walker party, or, as they call themselves, the Nation al Republican party. ; Virginia, iand we are willing to take them at their own word, and accept their actions so far) as evidences of that better' spirit of which we speak. Since the-; war, Southern politics have been prescriptive and intensely bitter. Bore bitter, is too well known to need relating. The Virginians; by burying the dead issues of the past, anil adopting jberal and fair principles, have , given -a tone to Southern politics, Whose effect, if fostered by the con tinned example of Virginia) will leaven the whole political lump., As an evidence ot the progress of this sentiment, we quote tbe following from the Richmond Enquirer, which has been a most intensely "Southern" paper The Middle Gsoum We have some times thought that we, of the South, are too prone, in, our estimations of Northern opin ions, to make out only two classes of politi cal views tbe fierce Radical and uncom promising Democrat i It is likely that wo overlook a middle clement of Northern so cietyone which properly appealed to and considerately regarded, would prove in the end, perhaps, to be the most powerful of all. There ia a huge class of Northern men, we have every reason to believe, firmly and un alterably devoted to the Union, who, partly by our own mismanagement and partly from tne umiuiij wuicu in tue imiurm cuuipius. ion of conservatism, is found in opposition to the South, but which would gladly extend to us the right hand of fellowship, and re joice to see all the States gathered once more under the segis of the Constitution if, consistently with their views of the situa tion, and in accordance with their estimate of duty to their country, this could be done. These men say, and say truly, we believe, that amid all tbe heat and excitement of onr terrible struggle, they never allowed them selves to become estranged in feeling from their brethren in the South, and would re joice exceedingly if tbey could bury forever every memory of the fraticidal conflict, ex cept that tad yet priceless experience which alone can prevent a repetition of those fear ful scenes. The above we know to be true. There are of course exceptions, but the greet ma jority of the Northern people have no feel ings of bitterness towards the Southern people, and never had. Even when the war was raging, tbey fought but to preserve the Union and were uninfluenced by hatred. The same admission as is made above, is also becoming true of Southern politics. The Republican party has no feelings of ha tred towards those who oppose it. We be lieve that our principles are right, and therefore endeavor to ensure their triumph. But we hate no man because he thinks differ ently from what we think. We concede to all the same right as we demand for ourself the right to think as they please and vote as they please. 'If they vote against our party we will not bate them, bnt allow that .they have a perfect right to vote as they choose. We will endeavor to defeat them, and will nse any fair means to do so, because we wish to see our and we believe the better principles govern. There are many men who ate beginning to see the truth of these statements, and who are being governed by similar princi ples. A better feeling and returning business confidence are already perceptible as tbe re sult With the increase of good feeling there will be an increase of prosperity. , We are willing to do our part of the work of bringing it about Colored Labor Convention. fbe colored men, of the nation are begin ning to see the importance of resistance to the Coolie Labor System which is being at tempted to be palmed off W the South to the great injury of the American labor, and a National Labor Convention has been call ed to meet in tho City of Washington on the first Monday in December next, to con sider, not only this subject, but the present status of Colored Labor in tbe United States and its relationship to American Industry." In the address, making this call for the Convention, the signers very properly re mark..i , : , i "By falsely representing tho laborers of the South, - certain interested writers and journals are striving to bring Contract Chi nese or Coolie Labor into popular fivor there, thus forcing American laborers to work at Coolie wages or starve." Tbit address, and call for the National Convention, is . put forth by tho Executive Committee of the National; Convention of colored men, convened in Washington, Jan uary 13, 1869, and also endorsed by Isaac Myers, President, and J. C. Fortie, Secretary Maryland Labor Convention. - The following constitute the Co-operative Executive Committee : James Ruby, Texas ; P. H. Clark, Ohio ; John' M.' Langston) Ohio; William Spradley, Ky. ; Rev. James Lynch, Miss. ; William H. Hall, CaL : Mark A. Bell, Oregon ; Dr. W. H. C. Steven son, Nevada; Hon. D. H. Norton, Va. ; Wil liam Brown, Mass. ; Col, A. H, Galloway, N. C; R. H. Cain, S. C.,; Rev. H. H. Gar net, Pa. ; Wm. Nesbitt, Pa ; Joseph C. Bus- till, Pa. ; Isaiah Wears, Pa. j .Willjam Rich, N. T.; Lt Gov. Oscar Dunn, La, ; Jonathan Gibbs, Esq., Fla.: Rev. Jas. Simms,Ga.; Rer B. T. Tanner, Pa. ; Frederick Douglas, Esq.; N. Y. : F. G. Barbadoes, Mass. ; W. U. Saunders, Md. ; Bishop D. A. Payne, Ohio ; Bishop A. W, Wayman, Md. ; Geo. T. Down ing; Esq., R. L ; J. M. Williams, N. J.; Rich 8aTOBaplsrrIlt:T Mosesr TMxony Mobile W ' H. : Gibson,' Ky. ;' Alexander ; Clark, jowa. ; Chas. H. Peters, Washington, D. C ; Cornelias Ulark,- Washington, D.&iVi ; . Conventions and Associations 'will report the names of Delegates to Isaac Myers, box (J2$ Postoffice, Baltimore, M. D. ' . he Sham-Democracy Repudiated by one ofitaOwaPapers. i. We have repeatedly said that the party Which now calls"ltself the " Democratic" party has no right to the 'name, and now oomes the Henderson Index, which ' belongs tp that party, and,after saying that the Dem ocratic party is dead, discourses as follows : "Being dead, we want no mock in its name. It is sacrilege to call the present concern tbe Democratic 'party "It. dishonors the dead, flings a reproach on those who wrest led manfully for the political rights of man and died in dear defence of them. "We de mand, the people of the South and- the un tainted, incorruptible people of the whole country demand another political organiza tion suited better to . the , genius of the times, adapted more to circumstances, more ileasonable both in creed and practice, than tile present imbecile, old-idea : concern, mis- named Democracy.'; . .-.-.' . The Ka Klnx Marderm v - - The Ku Klux of Orange county are again at work. A colored man has been hung, and several white men shot at and maltreated. Many are afraid to -remain in the county, 'believing their lives to be in danger. Others 'are determined to stay and fight it ont ' ! - It is time that these Ku Klux were put down. A beginning has been made in Le noir county, and the clue is being followed up. Many of these cowardly murderers who think themselves unknown are marked, and wifl soon find the rope around their necks." ,But until then they will murder and out rage as many men as they can. They wish to murder or silence every prominent Republi can, and thus crush out Republicanism; They may as well attempt to stop the winds from rushing over the earth 1 ,' Nearly every week we are visited by men who have sad stories to tell about the man ner in which they and other loyal men are treated by the Ku Klux, of the murders and attempted murders which are constantly taking place. These stories we have inves tigated, and we find tho most of them true. . We have always advised that no retalia tion should follow.the outrages of the Ku Klux, but that the protection of the law should be invoked. We find that in many cases it is impossible for the law to protect those whom the Ku Klux assail. In some cases the officers who should enforce the laws are more than suspected of complicity with tbe assassins. We have always counselled peaceful meas ures, hoping that a spirit of forbearance would do much towards causing a cessa tion of the outrages of the Ku Klux. A spirit of forbearance bis prevailed, but to no purpose." The cowai. Ku Klux but grow the bolder, and their deeds of vio lence are committed the more frequently. We now tell those who arc assailed to fight, to resist force with force, and murder with death. A- man's house is bis castle, and he who attempts to enter it to do injury can be shot down. We counsel forbearance no longer. We tell the loyal men of tho State to protect themselves and to demand life for life. Let them keep watchers, who can notify them of the coming of the masked villains, and let there be signals for gathering, that the mur derers may be caught in their own toils. Let the Ku Klux bo found out and iden tified that the law may be able to convict him and the gallows receive its own, The time for temporising has gone by when MURDER stalks almost unrebuked through the land, and the assassin's k"nife is a political weapon. We tell the guilty men, that, as sure as there . is a God in Heaven, they , will be ferrettcd out, and once convicted of murder no power shall save them from the hang man's rope. Tbey have refused to be gov erned by the laws of God or man, and have wet tbe soil of North Carolina with the blood of men murdered because they dared to vote according to their dictates of right. Tbey have kept the land in terror and the people impoverished. Peaceful measures have failed. They liave added murder to murder, and outrage to outrage. Other means will now be tried a bitter, never ceasing effort to crush tbem. Tbey will be watched intil there is sufficient evi dence to ensure their conviction, when they will be arrested and tried, and, if convicted HUNG. They will be followed by the officers of justice, and will not know the hand that strikes them until it is too late to ward off the blow. To loyal men we say, protect yourselves to the best of your abilitics,but do not commit similar outrages in retaliation. Protect yourselves and punished the assassins when you meet them, but do not retaliate upon men who may be innocent. But, between Ku Klcx assassins and loyal men; let there be no terms. The Virginia Situation. Governor Walker tbe candidate clect,has been installed as Provisional Governor, until such time as he can take position as the Chief Magistrate of Virginia as a State. It will now be seen whether the profes sions made by Walker and his party were made in good faith, and whether their promi ses of support of the administration will be kept This cannot, of course, be accurately de termined until Virginia feels herself safely in the Union, yet now that they are in power there will be things done which will give a clue to the real motives and purposes of the Walker party. We do not question the sincerity of cither Walker or his party. Weo not predict that they will prove false to their pledges. On the contrary, we are willing to believe in them nntil they give indubitable proofs that they' do not intend to live up to their former declarations. , These proofs we hope wc shall never see. If Walker and his party are true to their professions, they will do much good, not only to Virginia bnt to the whole South. If they support the administration of Grant, as tbey have avowed it their purpose to do, they will do much to lessen the bitterness which has pervaded politics and injured the South. ,' ! The question is will Ihcy doit? Wo shall see. . " Democratic " Predictions. The " Democratic " papers are never weary of predicting the downfall of the Re publican party. There were to be great Democratic gains in Vermont. The election over, it is found that the Democrats have not only not gained, but have lost The result in Vermont is dropped by the Democratic papers, and no allusions to it are heard. Maine was the next State to become the object of Democratic predictions. In Maine Republicanism was "played out," and the elec tion wat to result in a signal triumph of the Democracy, who were to rule things with a high hand. The result was to bo such an utter demolition of the Republican party as would show tiie world that the Republican party was; dead, and the Democracy well and vigorous. Tho election came. Gov. Chahbeblain iras elected by a majority of eight thousand over the two opposing candidates. The ','split in tho Republican party" amounted 6obut little.. Adding, tho Republican vqtcs received by Hichborn to Chamberlain's majority and the Republicans show a ma jority over the Democrats of over seventeen thoutani, and this on a popular vote of forty one thoutand less than but yearl Pretty good for a demolished party I The Demo crats don't like 1o talk about Maine now, and look sick when the result of the Maine election is mentioned. - And now -they are predicting the down fall of ; the : Republican party in North Carolina! " This prediction is even more foolish, if possible, than those concerning Vermont and Maine. . - The Republican par ty of North Carolina is stronger to-day than ever before by at least ten thousand votes. And as its principles become more thorough ly known, it gains still more rapidly. One or two discontented Republicans may think things are going wrong because they do not get all they wish, or are not given a degree of importance they fancy due them, but tbe party does not suffer from their grumbling, and flourishes as never before. The truth is, the Republican party of North Carolina was never so strong as to day, and .the ."Democrats," despite their predictions, know it Democratic impuaeace. y , k : The following, from thedicago SepvbU can, is so truthful and so much to the point that we copy it entire.- The JBepublican says : "It is decidedly amusing to read some of the resolutions embodied in Democratio plat forms now-a-days, and then to contrast their demands with what is taking place through out the country. The following plank from the declaration of principles by the Penn sylvania Democracy is an example : "Baohxd, That reform Jin 'the administration of the Federal "and State' Governments, and in tbe arrangement of the financial afiairs, is imper itivcly demanded. " When this resolution wat promulgated, Postmaster-General Cresswell had, by re trenchment, fidelity in the peiormance of his official duties, and vigilance and reform infused into his Department, effected a sav ing of $1,500,000 where Postmastcr-Geperal Randall had predicted a deficit of $3,600,000. The Secretary of the Navy, by withdrawing various vessels from commission and other sagacious management, had produced a marked reduction in expenditures, with an accompanying improvement in affairs under his charge. Our Finance Minister had ex posed and brought to justice a swarm of defrauders.had discharged several hundreds of supernumerary clerks, had reduced the expenses of his Department to the lowest standard compatible with effectiveness, had enforced a more complete collection of in ternal revenue and custom duties than had been thought practicable, and had dimin ished the public debt over thirty million dollars, now augmented to nearly fifty mil lions. The administration of the War De partment had been attended with like economy ; indeed every branch of the gov ernment had undergone a thorough scrutiny, with a view to the curtailment of its expen ditures in every practicable- and rational way. In the face of these conspicuous and notorious facts, here comes the Democratic party, demanding, in the name of the gen eral welfare, that the reforms already accom plished, which displayed remarkable judg ment, integrity, diligence, knowledge, man agement and good intentions, and which as tonished and delighted the country by the magnitude of their achievements, should be themselves reformed. What could such a thing be but progressing backward a re troactive reform which means nothing less than a return to the extravagance, ineffi ciency, intrigue and wide spread corruption which characterized the administration of Andrew Johnson? Kicked down by the people from the top of the political ladder, and lying in supine weakness and effete helplessness at the bottom, the repudiated Democracy shout back a demand to be re stored to the heights from which they have been so ignominiously cast down, in order that they may stop the purifactinn going on in the filth of the Augean stable which was of their own creation. There is cool effrontery for you. Let the hood Punish the Bad. There me times in the lives of nations when it lii-conics necessary for the good, wise and patriotic to unite that the machin ations of demagogues, may be thwarted and the excesses of the bad restrained. To fail in this would be to consign the nation to an archy, its people to ruin, its honor to the hands of bad men. This time has now come upon the people of the South. A spirit of anarchy prevails which, if un checked will, soon bring upon us tht re proaches of the world, and ruin to our peo ple. We allude to the political murders which so frequently occur in certain portions of the South. We have no disposition to make party capital from these horrible crimes. Wo have never attempted to do so, and never will. , While wo differ in our political belief with members of . the opposition, we do not wish to believe that as a party they approve of the crimes committed in the in terests of their party. We know scores of gentlemen ''Demo crats" in this city who condemn in the strongest terms those vile men who are en deavoring to make the knife of the assassin a political weapon. Knowing this, we have never charged the opposition with having, as a party, sanctioned the horrible murders which have been committed by members of the party to which they belong. But now wc appeal to the good and true men of North Carolina, without regard to party, to do all in their power to crush out the spirit of murder which now seems to" control certain portions of the State. We do not wish to regard the men who, under tbe name of the "Ku, Klux Elan," commit outrages which disgrace tbe State,ns anything but criminals, and lawless ruffians, who give their deeds a political significance that they may the more readily escape punishment. But to regard them in this way, it is ne cessary that the good and respectable men of the party whose protection they claim should denounce their pretensions to be con sidered members of that party. It is ne cessary that they should unite with others in putting down an organization of cowardly murderers who keep the country in disorder and bring reproach upon the State. The claims of the Ku Klux to be consid ercd " Democrats" have been by "Dcmo crats " denied. If it was ever doubtful that they call themselves " Democrats," it is so no longer, as the recent trials of Ku Klux at New Berne, and the testimony of men who had belonged to the organization, have proven the fact beyond a doubt. in view of this fact we call upon the rcspectablo men of the "Democratic" party to refuse to countenance, even by their silence, mon who are known to be mur derers. We call upon the good men of all parties to unite in punishing the wretches who are bringing infamy upon North Caro lina by their hellish crimes. Interesting to Tobacco Dealers. ' The following is made public by the su pervisor to whom it is addressed : Tbeasdrt Department. September 13, 18C9. Sib I have been shown this morning a copy of a letter addressed to yon by D. C. Mayo & Co., dated September 9th, endorsed by you, in which the writer asks permission ;to use stamps of the denominations ol one, two, and three pounds, new iBsuewhicb have already been at tached to th boxes, and alio to attach tbe statu pa to tbe beads of tbe boxes, instead of cutting grooves and attaching tbem to tbe sides. - - Ii the leading stamps of the old Issue are al ready attached, aud the smaller stamps of tbe same Issue are not to be procured by Mr. Mayo, no objection will be made by this office to tbe use of the new stamps to make out tbe comple ment and fully stamp the package according to the amount ol tax payable on each package. All leading stamps representing the blgber denomi nations, or serial numbers, when applied to packages, must be attached as prescribed in the regulations (scries 5, No. 8.) If they are to be applied to packages already put up, the grooving may, at tbe option of tbe manufacturers, be dis pensed with, and any other mode ol protecting the stamp from destruction, wear, or abration, adopted which the parties in interest may think proper. The manufacturer Is mainly interested in tbe protection of the stamp until tbe package is emptied and the contents disposed of. The Government requires that neither the package, the stamp, nor tho atainp portion, shall be used again. Yours, respectfully, C. DELANO, Commissioner. O. F. TKESnRET, Supervisor, Richmond, Va. Pittsburg calls loudly for solgr Aldermen for a change, - ; - -ther Rumored Alliance Against. America. ','. I. The Atlantic telegraph again brings us rumors of a tri-partite alliance against the -United States or rather a" quadruplo'"al liance since England, France,: Austria and Spain are all reported to be engaged. ' Tbe' object of this combination is to secure Cuba to Spain and to prevent any interference of tho United States with Cuban affairs. That an unfriendly feeling towards tbe United States prevails among certain nations of Europe we are aware, yet we are not dis ppsej to give credence t? the statement that an alliance against America has been en tered into by any of the nations named. That American interference is distasteful to France and England' is well known, for both those nations have long regarded the progress of America with a jealous eye, and her won derful and unexpected exhibition of strength in the lato war has awakened , the fear, dis trust and jealousy of -both France and England. Other nations, having no interests which can conflict with American interests, do not feel the same jealousy as is felt by France and England. ' ' - Austria can have no object to induce her to involve herself in a foreign war. Whether or no Spain keeps Cuba is a matter in which j Austria . feels ; bnt little - concert.- Her i thoughts are upon objects nearer borne, and ' all her movements point toward new Gor-' manic combinations.' She is also' aware' of ! the intentions of Prussia, and would never engage in a war which would weaken her' in any contest which might -be brought about by Prussia. "For the name reasons Prussia does not care about entering into any alliance that might cripple her strength in the event of a renewal of her still un settled feud with Austria. That she should enter into an alliance with France is most im probable for her interests and purposes are directly antagonistic to those of France. France, on her part, is aware of the de signs of Prussia, and is secretly alarmed at her immense and suddenly acquired power. She feels, that in the event of a Franco-Prussian war, French success would be more tlian doubtful The egotism of France, strong as it is, cannot blind her to the fact that Prussia is fully her match in anything, and that a war with Prussia is nothing im probable. In Bisxabck, Louis Napoleon has met his equal, and he feels it. That Bismauck is hostile to France is well known, and it is also known that he is by no means averse to a French war. Knowing these things, it is by no - means probable that Napoleon would lay France open to a suc cessful attack by Prussia for the bootless purpose of securing Cuba to Spain! lie may encourage Piiim, and may send the Spaniards fine words, but he will do nothing more. Fine words arc freely given by the French Emperor, but he never bocks them by acts. Therefore, considering nil things, it is highly improbable that France will risk contending with so powerful a foe as America is known to be, with an equally powerful enemy in his rear, especially where there is no object to be gained. Nor is England more desirous of an American war than France and Austria. The events upon the Continent, and the war-like attitude of all the nations, have not escaped her attention, nor been, observed without disquiet The . English channel is too narrow to ward off the influences of Continental troubles, and that . which troubles the Continent must trouble Eng land. Every great nation upon the Conti nent is fully prepared for war, and war may at any moment be declared. It is generally Felt in Europe, that a general war must occur before long. It is demanded by the pro gress of events, and cannot be escaped. In such a war England could not be neutral. She has too many outlying interests, which she would be forced to defend. Therefore England, at the present time, would not risk a shilling to preserve Cuba to Spain at the hazard of a war with America. Foreign nations are, in fact, unable to do more than to attend to their own affairs. They dare not look away from each other for fear of being struck in the bock. For these reasons we do not credit the reported alliance against America. We do not doubt their unfriendliness, but do not believe them to be able to : commence hostilities against America. We do not wish a foreign war, because we wish to see the debt paid and taxation de creased, but we do not wish to see the. Uni ted States intimidated. If the government deems it proper to recognize Cuba, wc wish to see it done without regard to the mena ces of any foreign power. Cuba by posi tion belongs to the United States, and we have certainly as much right to dictate concerning it as has either England or France. . If war should result, we believe that the American people would moke any sacrifice to sustain the honor of the nation. Interesting to Sheriffs. We publish the following letter from the Public Treasurer to a Sheriff of one of the counties of tbe State. As the officer to whom the letter is addressed has always faithfully accounted with the Public Treas urer, we refrain from giving his name, lest the charge mentioned in the letter may do him injustice: STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA, 1UEA3UKI DEPARTMENT, I Raleigh, Sept. 23, 1969. f To TUB SnEBIFP OP CorjRTT : Dear Sir: I call your attention to copy of a paragraph of letter just received, and hope the writer is mistaken In supposing yon do not per form your duty. I cannot conceive how you can refrain lrom collecting at least 3 per cent on premiums, &c, as the law requires : EXTRACT FROM LETTS li RECEIVED BT FUULIC -I TCSASUREB : "On inquiry I found that although there were a number of Life Insurance Companies who did business in county, that none of tbem bad cither paid Connty or Stato tax, and I learned lrom the Agents that it was not their business to look np the Sheriff, and whenever they were called on tbey would retire." I enclose copy of letter to W. 8. Tomliuson, which was published by me last Spring. ....'.,. Mai 5th, 1809. W. L. Tohlimson, Esq,., Bush Hill, N. C. Dear Sir -1 think the plain construction of Sec 35, Sched. B of the Revenue Act requires that the tax on each Insurance Company not incorporated in this State, doing business there in, shall be at least $400. II three per cent, on -the premiums received, 4c, exceed $400, then the Company is bound for such three per cent.' ' ' The Agents ol the Companies In the several Counties will pay the Sherina three per cent, on the premiums, Ac When tbe return shall be nude to the Treasurer, If it shall appear that the aggregate amount paid by all tbe Agents of any Company does not reach $400, then the difference will be collected by tbe Treasurer from the prin cipal Agent of the Company. .. i, ... ! i .i. Very respectfully, . . . ,. : - '- I D. A. JENKINS, . -' .: ' '-'' -! State Treasurer. The Companies must pay one per cent bn pre miums, fcc, received np to 1st April, -1889, and three per cent, on the nine since that time lt will be noticed that the tax on Insurance Companies has been transferred lrom Schedule C. to Schedule B., and hence ia payable to the Sherifls, not to Public, Treasurer, as it was last year. If the Sheriff shall suspect that the In aurance Agent will leave tho County before ac counting with him, be oucht to maka rl, t give bond and security, conditioned to pay tho Very respectfully, i ; ' " 1 D-A-JENKINS, ' ' "' Stole Trr asurer. "The Prettiest Girl in Vwiu. .-,. found. The tetter addressed to her still re maing ill the P. O. Wil, Star., If tbe prettiest girt ' in WilminrHrm tho oim wanted, Bernard would find her in no time, ' jF-'-!". u. ;fe now tell those who are assailed to fight, to resist force with force, and ninrdn with death. A man's house is his castl? and he who attempts to enter it to do arm ry ean be shot down. Baleigh Standard. The above is from the Baleigh Standard It is tbe advice of that paper to the"Loil League, or as the editor calls them, lov.l men. What does the Standard mean ! DZ its editor or its supporters desire bloodshed? Has it in the above thrown down the gaunt, let I We advise peace, moderation and for. bearance. ; ( The above extract is from an article in the Saliisbury Examiner. . , The advice of the Standard was not to theLoyal League;1 but to any loyal man who' may be assailed by theKu Klux, and it is well known that they assail none but He. publicans. The -editor of the Standabd does not belong to the Loyal League, or to any secret society, political or otherwise. 'But the Examiner asks "what does tlie St ahdard meant" ' We mean this : ' We have seen that forlearancc has eca to be a virtue, and that the Ku Klux bm to the number of their cowardly assault, and we advise men who are assailed by tli to resist their attacks and meet force with force, and blood with blood. We wish to see loyal men prepared to retitt attacks, but do not wish them to fig until they are attacked. In short we wish, every community a-j, is attacked by Ku Klux to kill as many f them as they can, and not let all tbe killin be on one side as heretofore. " . The Examiner says it advises "peace, mod eration, and forbearance." We have advised the same thing for t long time, but we do not see that the Kt Klux have lessened their villianies. We ad. vise " peace, moderation and forbearance'1 now, but we do not wish it to bo aU on ont tide. Its a poor rule that don't work both ways. Our advice to Republicans is to kill men who come to kill them is there anything wrong or unjust about that ? Or would the Examiner have Republicans be so peaceful, so moderate, so forbearing as to sit still while the " respectable " Ku Klux cut their throats, hang them or torture tbem at will ? Is this the peace and moderation and forbearance the Examiner advises! if so we do not second its advice. We do not "desire bloodshed," but we de Isire still less to sec our friends murdered in cold blood. We throw down no gauntlet we invite no attack we simply tell loyal men to fight when assailed. If there is any thing wrong, unfair, or bloodthirsty about that wc cannot see it. , We have repeatedly given evidence of our readiness to assist in preventing the crimes which are bringing reproach upon North Carolina. We have asked the good men of the State, without regard to party, to use their influence to crush out the spirit of murder which is so terribly rife in cer tain portions of the State. We want mur derers punished, ' no matter to what party they may claim to belong. This is our position. Can tbe Exam iner, or anyone else, see anything unjust or wrong in it? Spain and Cuba. The Cuban question has suddenly acquired new importance from the reports of the ef fects of Minister Sickles' negotiation. It appears that his efforts in behalf of Cuba have only excited Spain to still greater ef forts for the subjugation of Cuba. 1 Tbe Spanish Government had hitlierlo suppressed all unfavorable news from Coin, and tbe Spanish people had believed tic in surrection nearly conquered. The words ol Minister Sickles have dispelled the illusion, and the Spanish people see bow nearly is Cuba lost to them. The proverbial "Span ish pride" is fully aroused, and offers to aid the Government in quelling the rebellion come from every Spanish province. Geo. Phim, after conferring with the Emperor of France,writcs to the Spanish Ministry that he would not hesitate at any hazard to subdue the insurrection in Cuba.. This piece of ad vice bnt reflects the tone of tho Spanish people. The popular tide is in favor of using every effort to subdue the Cubans. Prim knows this; and floats with the current. ' . But the advice of Prim, coming as it does after interviews with the ruling spirit of Europe, has been .deemed to indicate that Spain has the sympathy of France, and tbat Prim's advice is in reality the advice ol Louis Napoleon. Thns, many persons re gard the utterances of Prim as signifying that Spain will be assisted by France. We do not so believe. We do not , think that the advice of Prim amounts to anything but his individual opinion, and as sucli is entitled to no more weight than tbat it in t measure indicates the probable policyof Spain. It is not to be doubted that Spain will use every endeavor to conquer the Cubans, and that more troops will be sent to the faithless "ever faithful Isle," but we do not bclicn that any great body of regular troops cisfc spared from Spain, whose own conditia u far from quiet, and whose future tranqififtj is very far from being assured. It is higblj probable that any troops Spain may scud to Cuba will be composed of volunteers. In this case the contest in Cuba will be decided be fore these new levies become sufficiently dis ciplined to amount to much as fighting men. If put into the 6cld they wo"11 weaken instead of strengthen tbe Spanish force. j The preparations of Spain to send iron clads to Cuban waters may be real, and the iron-clnds may actually sail, although tbe event is considered more than doubtful. As the Cuban armies cannot be reached by the iron-clads, and as they have no navy, the iron-clads can do but little -damage to the Cubans. True, they may somewhat binder the blockade runners, but, the iron-clads be ing slow-vessels, the hindcraneewill amount to but little. The blockade runners would outsail them, and would slip in, discbargo their cargoes and be off bctore the heavy sailing iron-clads could get within gunshot of them. i The barbarities committed upon the Cu bans by the Spaniards have aroused the indignation of American people. The wanton murder of tho Americaus has add ed fuel to the flames, and it is evident that the government cannot much longer resist the almost universal demand for tbe recog nition of Cuban independence, aasjjl,'l'l7 United States government will soon act iht matter ia evident, and we believe tl Clia aitinn will ha fnvirMA t ri..l 1 ..... " "wi,l I Moan win ip tiin f nh.n. .M rl; , uuiug an m ncir power to secure success, and are gain ing strength every day while, on the other band, the Spaniards are rapidly becoming weaker. Therefore, unless some unfbrJ. ombination is made, we still consider th. ehances of the Cubans good; and beKeT (hem able to successfully combat th n fisted force of Spain. . , The Enminer believes that nin.f, '-!' hundredths of the crimes commlwl, this State are committed by the Leaim We do not believe that it believe rZ? writer for tho Examiner h a man of uj and has too much good sense to r.n!: such thing. There are few if . T" which "members of the league" havT proven to hare committed crimes. hT murders and other like crimes 1,... I" proven to have been committed bv flJ ionization known ns the K"n m t- ""'heKnKlnxKlan. Arkansas valuei hir .'. What urn Vu. 000,000, -v.,ucropat