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E. R. STAMPS,
TAlUtOlUV, N. C.
FRIDAY, : : : JANUARY 9, 1874
WIT Messrs. Walker, Taylor & Co., Adver
tising Agents, Baltimore, arc sole agent for
ThesQUIRer in that city. Our paper may
be found on file at their ollloe, 134 West Bal
THE PROSTRATE STATE.
Mr. Beecher, in a recent edito
rial on the above subject in the
Christ ia:i Union, seems to deplore
the work of his hands in the South
ern States, the civic chaos in which
t h.'ir socal ed frovernnients are
immersed, and especially the " pic
turesciuelv miserable" condition of
South Carolina,the Prostrate State
He thinks the time ha3 come, when
all who do not believe " our politi
cal system can stand anything and
defy anything " should investigate
the state of things in the South,
lest the disease of parts of the
Union may finally effect the whole
hodv nolitic. He regards tho
apathy of the North on this sub
ject as due to the want of reliable
evidence but congratulates his read
ers that such has been at last ob
tained through the medium of a
little volumn, which he recommends
to his readers, published by Mr
James S. Pike, an old abolishionist
and a journalist of high standing,
who has spent two months at Col
umbia in the study of men and
things. We quote from the article :
Mr. Tike finds society in South
Carolina 44 bottom side up." ' The
people of character and culture, who,
in a normal and righteous state of
affairs, would give direction and tone
to public proceedings, are trampled
under foot by a host of voting bar
barians " the most ignorant democ
racy that mankind ever saw " " the
dregs of the population habilitated in
the robes of their intelligent prede
cessors, and asserting over them the
rule of ignorance and corruption
through the inexorable machinery of
a majority of numbers. Carpet-bag
rule is at an end in South Carolina,
fcr toe carpet baggers were on the
outside at least, white men. Even
negroes tainted with white blood, and
o unfortunate as to have the noble
blackness of the ancestral complex
ion debilitated into some shade of
yellow, are beginning to feel tho con
temptuous antagonism of the unmix
ed African, who means to have
things all his own way there. By
sheer force of superior numbers the
ignorant and unprincipled classes
have taken complete possession of
the government of the State. And
what sort of a government have they
formed ? According to the testimo
ny of Mr. Pike, the rule of South
Carolina " should not be dignified
with the name of a government. It
is the installation of a huge system
of brigandage. The men who have
had it in control, and the men who
now have it in control, are the picked
villians of the community. They are
the highwaymen of the State. They
are professional legislative robbers.
They are men who have studied and
practiced the art of legalized theft.
They are in no sense different from,
or better than, the men who fill the
prisons and penitentiaries of the
world. They are, in fact, of precisely
that class, only more daring and
audacious. The sole, base object is
to gorge the individual with public
plunder. Having done it, they turn
around and buy immunity for their
acts by sharing their gains with the
ignorant, pauperized, besotted crowd
who have chosen them to the stations
they fill, and which enable them, thus
to rob and plunder,"
If it be asked how the corruptions
of the South Carolina Government
differ from the exceptional vanality of
certain Northern legislatures, this is
Mr. Pike's answer: The latter,
while less in effrontery and in degree
than the former, and springing
from different causes, can also ' be
promptly remedied by exposure
and by an appeal to the intelli
gence and virtue of the consituency;
in the other cose, there is no such
tribunal to appeal to It is a moral
morass, in which thete is neither
standing nor holding ground." " So
tainted is the atmosphere with cor
ruption, so universally implicated is
everybody about the Government, of
euch a character are tne ornaments
of society at the capital, that there is
no such thing as an inflential local
opinion to be brought against the
scamps. They plunder, and glory in
it. " How did you get your money ?
was asked of a prominent legislator
andslobbyist. '1 stole it," was the
The impression made upon Mr.
Beecher by Mr. Pike's report is, that
nothing can save Southern society
from utter dissolution but the speedy
achievement of rule by the classes
who ought always to rule, and Mr.
Beecher regrets that Mr. Pike im
plies that these classes can be ascer
tained by color. " What is to save
South Carolina," say3 Mr. Beecher,
" is not a rally of white people
against black people ; but of honest
men of all colors against scoundrels
of all colors."
This whole article, apparently full
of indignation at the libels upou gov-
comments existing 111 the oouiu,
strikes us as but a mass of eoutiment
al bosh. " Tho North, ho says, wants
reliable information." Has it not
obtained it a thousand times from all
sources known to human- ingenuity ?
Did not Grant himself pass through
the South and ascertain her state
and then belie his own report by his
conduct? No. The trouble has not
been for want of accurata informa
tion, and the apparent solicitude now
is only due to the fear that the dis
eased state of government in the
South will finally permeate the entire
Mr. Beecher thinks honest inon of
all colors should rally against the po-
he will hear reliable information on impracticable, is alsD clearly appa- cja(j8 jiaye nofc Qen xiQ Se
this subiect, he will find that Mr. rent. Wo leave out of consideration cause of the want of troops and
Pit ; rmhf Th nnW wav to save
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it. - Oi. a- i c a i, 3 .. aU I
is to place them in the hands of the
wnuo people. vnyr iecauso vir-
ture. self-resoeci. intesrity. chastity,
. 1 TTTI O T I
and such like, are but of little value
witn almost tne entire black race.
We regret to speak thus, but so it is.
If a man steals and is put in the
State prison, he is moro of a hero
when he comes out than an object of
scorn. Adultery is esteemed a thing
ol nought among them, and no man is
lowered in their society by the deep-
est moral denravitv. United with
this disregard for virtue is a greg a-
., . , . i .i I
nous disposition mat ninus tnem
together almost as one, so that the
few virtuous among them are power-
less- With such a state of things
l,Qt wQ;a w ; ,
white race y JNone, and as long as
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they are maltreated by the general
government, as they have been, we
must Ul-fnra rnnflnnatMn f
evil State jrovernments of the South,
"VTRGENIA. AND CIVIL EIGHTS.
"The mother of states and states-
in" has raised her voice against
the foolish and fanatical policy
embodied in the Civil Rights bill,
now before Congress, which will
do much towards defeating it. A
series of resolutions were adopted
by both houses of her General As-
sembly on Monday, which declare
"incre is no purpose upon tneir
part, or upoa the part of the people
f hpv rpnrispnt t.n rhfrlali ennf inno I
hostility to the Jb ederal adminstra
tion, and reaffirming the portion
of the Conservativo platform that
they will judge it impartially by
its official acts, &c; that the Legis
lature recognize ths fourteenth
amendment to the Federal Con
stitution as part of that instrument,
and desire in good faith to abide
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uj us provisions as expounded by interest therein a3 a descent respect
the Suoreme Court of the United
States, and that the amendment
thus construed is tho supreme law
of the land,, should be obeyed
and respected by all co-ordi
nate departments of the Gov
eminent: that the bill now be
fore Congress, known as the civil
rights bill is in violation of this
amendment as interpreted by the
Supreme Court; is an infringement I
t- i I
on the constitutional and legislative
powers of the States, sectional in
its operation, and injurious alike to
the white and colored population of
the bouthern btates, and that its
enforced application in these States
will prove destructive to their
systems of education, and to the
enlightment of the colored popula
tion, in whose improvement the
people of Virginia feel a lively in
terest, produce continued and
renewed irritation between the
ruueb, vuuuieiaui, puciucauon ana
development of the good will now
happily progressing ; repel immis
gration, greatly augment emigra
tion, reopen wounds now almost
healed, engender new political as.
perites, and paralize the power and
influence of the State Government
in controlHng ,nJ promotinI
domestic interests, and preserving
internal liarmnnv fUf
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ot Virginia and its Legislature
earnestly protest against this bill
and instruct their Senators and re
quest their Representatives in Con
gress firmly, but respectifully, to
eppose its passage, not only ; for
tue icasoiis expressed, Dut as a
measure which is calculated to arrest
growing sentiments ot concord and
harmony between the Northern and
The New York Herald thinks it sees
danger ahead, " in the various
schemes projected for financial relief
to tho Southern States," and fears
that some of these plans will enter
a new Presidential movement for the
Southern voto. '
Boston asserts that she has recov
ered from the panic mortj completely
than ay other city in the country.
FEDERAL ASSUMPTION OF THE
. Gen. Keiuner. tho new
fcf Virginia, in his inaugrai says 1
. " If the government of the United
States should now, id the lentitudo
Of its wealth and power, rastore pros-
pci w j a
debt, a paltry burthen on the nation-
al treasury, but grievous to ns in our
poverty, it wouia oniy in smuu meus-
ure make return for tho vast dona
tion with which the munificence of
Virgina endowed the Union in its
weakness and infancy." ".' ; .
That it would bo no gracious gift,
but an act of simple justice, on tho
part of tho Federal government, to
assume tho debts oi tho bouthern
States, would seem to every candid
mind as patent as day, but that it
would be attended
circumstances mm. ulu
tho Question of iniury to the sov-
n.;T. rsf tlia Rfntoo t tVifl morcr
mg of the State debt into that of tho
general guveiumcui, iui w
States has so often ignored the rights
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of States to their hurt, that we
, 1 1 n0for,tW nalm nW ft ton-
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etition if it would add greatly to our
material advancement. iuc mere ia
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another ft-ct that would ; militate J
rlan. If a
bill looking to its consumation .were
presented in congress, tne argument
of the injury done the Southern States
by the illegal emancipation ot their
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slaves, the depredations committed
,i ; i i 4i. ,.ivo I
uu..g iu war uuu tu ww &
governments forced upon them, would
be but the pretext of bringing in a
still stronger ou (to our Congress,)
Uiz. - thP trrtuLt nrcnmnlation of tho
111 t XT. il . Pl.l.. ' I
aeots in tne iortnern otates iUVurrt
inputting doun tho rebellion, so-
called, and a great furor 'would be
raised about navber rebel debts and
not those incurred for the preserva-
i ..... . i r
tion of the Union.
We believe Gov.
impracticable and an effort to effect
it would bo attended with more harm
This honorable body, after the
relaxation from their arduous (?)
duties during the Christmas holidays,
has asain assembled for " biz." We
hope the hard cider and apple-jack,
imbibed during their vacation, may
sharpen their wits and arouse their
onAriflH in tV nonnrrmlisbmpnt of I
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something lor the balance ol tne
session, lor so iar their legislation has I
Deen inning in tue extreme, notwiin-
stanamg tno great expectations witn
which tho country looked for their I
assembling. Commerce is crippled
and trade uneasy, but Congress
drivels it time in maudlin discus
sions about back pay, taxation, re-1
trenchment, &c , with as much real
constituents' wishes will
Tho Message of the
v:.:: un ,. .:in .:.,..ni
mondatJonJ the -nres.s of all imrtins
uuuing m wxoruiug it gruat praise.
The Now lork Herald says the late
. tt . . ,
conxest in u lrginia wus noi so muuu
between Democracy and Republican- j
ism, in the old party sense of these
terms, as between Conservatism and
Radicalism v between neoro aunroma-
-auicansm , aetween negro suprema-
cy ana government by tne superior
intelligence of the whites for the good
of all, and quotes from Kemper's
message in proof of this assertion.
The Herald has at last acknowledged
a fact that is true with nearly every
election in the Southern States since
the war. It is not peculiar to Vir
ginia politics more than our own.
Hon. K. M. T. Hunter is a promi-
Senator from Virginia. We should
think" ft. cfintlft'mft'n nf tho nld ciOinnl
i;irQ rh- M1 . -pQT,
feel lost in the crowd that now fills
the Congressional halls. ' "
Tuk Oxfoud Okphats- Asrira
- I mi n ii i i i - i
mi n it x '1 i l -i
1 Valuable box each, from citizens
burg, of Chapel Hill, Ladiea Sewing
Snnietv of tho First P.n-ntlst nh,,rrV, nf
, T7. VV , , rrer ana
daughfer,'Misses Nash's School. Mrs.
F. N. Urant, Mrs. P. P. Dick and
A. D. Eoyster and Bro.- : ' '
6 Valuable boxes, from Dr. W. G
Hill, Mr. J. Nichols and other
friends in Raleigh. '
d Valuable boxes and 2 barrels of
apples from Col. K. M. Murchison,
of New York.
2 Valuable boxes from nitirona nt
Clothing, J. M. Eosenbauni, Mrs.
John Williams, Mrs. L. Ot. Crawford,
Mrs. E. Grant, Miss Fannie Lewis,
Mrs. S. F. Gordon. Mrs- M. TT
Williams. Miss Aiioe Cncmar A
Friend, Miss C. Wilson, Mrs. A. W.'
Venableand Mrs. E. M. Qrandy.
.Dea ciotninsr, Mrs. L.ucv Meadows.
Mrs. S. A. Morse, Mi89, E. Meadows
Miss Alice Uooper, Mrs. J. T. Adams
Turner, & Strikleather and IL J
trikleather and B. J
Dry Goods, Alfred Currin, J. M.
Gill, H. A. Mowbray and W. T.
Shoos, M. L. Wood, Harris & Gill
and Kev. J. A. Jtradley.
Books, Miss Emma Graves.
anberries, W. 0. Stronach
Tifrnips, J. M. "Wood
Dolls, Miss Harmon.
13 uck wheat flour. W. J., Wilson,.
This report has been condensed as
much as possible to secure its publi-
catioa in the papers; though, the con- ji
leuta Oi some ui tuo uuio were ou
valuable that the items ought to have
een given - - '
Reassembling of the Spanish Cortes
i President Castellar's Message The
Abolition' of Slavery Recommended.
Madbid, Jan. 3. The Cortes re
convened in session yesterday, and
President Castellar read. his message.
lie savs that order prevails every
where in the couutry, excapt on the
north, where'the Carlist war exists,
That nitv and fortresses and iron
resources, but the hnal orerthrow ol
uadoubt3dly direct communication
bctween Cartaena insurants. The
i'resiaent says tnat tne uauist war
has been terribly aggravated by dis-
T-fc 1 . . v . . .
organization, iacK oi discipline ana
" uouuuuuau ruu.o,
and he appeals to 11 to face trouble
. the countrvlto sink nartv difforflnces
ana unite in the defence of the Ke
. . . : r j
public. While ,war exists nothing
but a war policy : is possible. Tho
"penaesoi war daring the
nt t.h C ;nrtfia vtata finnr hi
mnon Teai8- The Government has
distributed the military commands
among the lienerals of all parties in
J 4. . 11. - A' 1
oraer to give tne army
President Castellar recommends
the pa8flage 0f bilhj providing for
free publio instruction, and for the
annihilation ol involuntary servitude
.slavery ' on both sides of the
AT.Iflntin. ii a finvn Yah mnaf
.w I AVfM
first dstablIsh a fitable g0vernment,
then the European po were will soon
recognize the Republic. No nation
has any.irremovable antipathy to Re-
Fb!- H-?ie! d!?. .?
t)o uruBt mtuuuiiaeii auu Droiecuon i
given to the immense commercial
interests, oenor uastt lar promises
to lay before the Cortes all the docu-
menu in relation to the Yirginius
tuiaix. xueso, no Baia, will aemon- i
strate that war has been , avoided J
while the principles of international
law have been upheld.
plunderers, has created an intense
Sheriff and his deputy, who either
aUo wed or connived at it, should be
severely punished by both fine and
Ihero are now about 34,006 post-
st Mi s001
RALEIQH, 1ST. O
TTVR more thaa thirty cue years this School
- " - uao "ten cuuaucicu uy me Rev. Aioen
smedes, p. D. Tbe Kev. Bennett Smedea,
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a. w., is ma assistant, tiunops Atkinson ana
Lvmsn are Tisitors.
In respect to accessibility and beatbfnlnesa
of situation, extern and convenience of bui'd-
tbis scbool challenges a comparison with any
SlSty Fourth Term will begin,
, , T.- OQfU
. For a cireu!ar couuining full iuforma-
tion, apply to the Kector.
dan. umiS.J. . , lm.
A Splendid Opportunity.
miiE undersigned, huvinjr determined to
Jeave North Carolina, offors his entire
Books Stationary and
It presents to those wishing to embark in
au esceuent dunce to
The stock is new andcomplete,tha most of it
naving- ncen selected tuia all. To tm
wishing to purchase I will give eatisfa
J reasons for closing out, and will show from
I For further TKirtlniilnra nnnl trt.
"gnea ai me larooro uook store.
Jan. ,73.; - '
The Old Bank Rllllriinfr
1 ' -
1?QK icuiars, apply to. the nndersigned.
Dec ao,-i m, . g eo. Howard. ' 1
CplpM Rnsrriinn onrl Flair
BMTding .Md ..Day
rnE misses nash and miss kol-
1 X lock will resume the, exercises of their i
school on Friday. February 6th. 1874.
Circulars forwarded on application.
Dec. 20, 1S7S. 2m.
rpHE BRICK STORE HOU8E THIRD
J. door irom the Court House.
Apply to,' M. WEDDELL & CO.
jan. a, 13V: - : if.
Dissolution of Copartnership
HPHE Copartnership heretofore
J. tier the firm name of Farrar, Pippen &
o., termmaies to-day. by limitation and mu-
iaai consent, i ne business of the concern
.lU be 8ettled by O. C. Farrar and Wm. M.
.Jan. l, 1874
O. C. FARRAR.
WM. M. PIPPEN,
J!. o. ttUISXJSlt.
tWr All 111 Mttlllr.
I nnaersignea beg leave to inform the
I "-r uuuuvutuf hie UU31
name of O. C. FARRAR & CO. They can be
ucm ui geuerai uicrcuanjiise unaer ine nrm
found at their old stand, where1 they will be
rlad to serve their friends as heretofore,
With thanks lor past obligations they resnect-
lunjr ouijwii u wuiiuuance oi me same.
O. C. FARRAR.
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Jan. 1st, lS74.-tf F. S. ROYSTER.
In prices for Cash
They are selling DRESS
BLAOK SILKS worth $1.75 and $2.25
Ladies and Children
Overcoats and Talmas worth Twenty
and Thirty Dollars,
All their winter Goods has to be sold at
S01I1C DHCG Or OtnGr,
nrvf octrrxr onr nf fliPir Winfor crnnflo nroi- iha
110110 UOT:dny Ol LUcl! WlUltr OOUS OVer UIQ
SAVE MONEY AND
L. HEILBRONER & BRO'S.
COMPLETE SETT OF
Improved machinery for making
capacity of which is 500per day, also one 20
ll. rower .engine rntt coner, jjaw aim,
8hafting, Pulleys and HAcjfers, Wood Turu
ine Lathe. Variety Mouluins: Machine, Belt
ing, Scc, or in other words a
First Class Flow Dandle Fac
will sell aa a whole or by detail,
Box 007, Richmond, Va.
Jan. 2, 1374. 3t.
; Main Street,
Tarboro', N. C.
0. F. ADAMS, Proprietor.
THIS HOTEL IS NOW OPEN FOR THE
accomodation of the traveling public.
and no pains will be spared to make all who
stop at uus llotel comiortable and pleasant.
Tbe table will be supplied with the best the
j hands ; The proprietor only ask a trial, for
market affords, and served np by experienced
Jan. 2, 1874.
'J'HESpring Session will opKn'January 5th,
Pnpils prepared for businei
into any of onr coheres.
For further particulars, refer to (the Princi
pal, F. S. WILKINSON.
Dec. 20, 1873. tf
THE BRICK STORE HOUSE, THIRD
door from the Court House. Also a good
dwelling house. ;
Apply to M. WEDDELL & CO.
Tarboro' Dec. 13, 1878. ' tf.
O. Jordan & Son,
AHO IS ...
Foreign and Domestic Fruits, Huts,
Pickles, Preserves, Brandy Fruit, Se
gars, Canned Goods, Toys, Fire
Works, Ate., &c,
172 Main Street Factory, 52
Sept 6, 1873. , 6m.
rpHE NEXT SESSION
first Mondnvin Jiinnarv 1K7J. mnliimmr.
Board and English Tuition, $85,00
Tuition according to advancement, f ltj f 19 $22
- Charges made irom time or Entrance and
no deduction, for a shorter absence than 4
Music and Language extra.
Positively all charges half in advance.
Dec. 20,-lm. M. F. PENDER.
on all Goods at
GOODS worth 1.00
FURS for HALF
thov nrp I of nrmlnorl
Mai. Hurt as a Tailor Shop.
Apply to D. PENDER.
Tarboro', Dec. 6th, 1873. tf.
A GOOD STORE SUITABLE FOR DRY
Goods and Groceries, will bt rented by
the year. Apply to
Dec. 6,-tf. M. L. HUSSEY & BRO.
Boarding and Day School,
FOR YOUNG LADIES,
Louisburg, N. C.
THE fifth session begins Wednesday, 14th
January, 1874, and continues twenty
Circulars furnished on application.
MISS CORNELIA A. CRENSHAW.
Dec. 80, 1873. 6t.
AND DEALERS IN
Hay, Grain, Coal, Lime, Ce
Corner of Water and London Streets,
Aug. 23, 1873. 6m.
HOMER Al GRAVIS'
BIXJjSBORO', XtT. O.
A CLASSICAL, MATHEMATICAL, SCI
ENTIFIC MIL1TAR Y ACADEM Y.
A FULL CORPS OF INSTRUCTORS.
THE Spring Session of 1874 begins the sec
ond Monday in January.
Circulars, setting forth Terms and other
particulars, sent on application.
Address the Principals at Oxford, N. C,
until the 1st day of January, or Maj. D. H.
Hamilton at Hillsboro,' N. C.
J. H. HORNER )
Dec. 13, 1873. 5w.
J. A. WILLIAMSON,
AT HI8 OLD STAND,
TARDORO', N. C.
ANY style of Vehicles made to order at
Special attention paid to REPAIR
ING, and executed with dispatch.
Oct. 11, 1873.-tf.
TERRELL & BRO.,
STAPLE DRY GOODS,
Near the Bridge,
Tartooro, TXT. o.
tlflt9fl P day- Agent!
w I U U wanted everywhere. Par-
A. H. Blair & Co., St. Louis,
oro, IV. O.
ALL KINDS 01
Plain and Fancy
executed with neatness and dispatch.
The test work guaranteed at the
lowest possible prices.
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RAIL ROAD RECEIPTS
OR BILLS OP LADING,
notice th6r b,ank8 Print0J 64 te shortest
RAIL ROAD AGENTS
AND ALL THOSE WHO HAVE
LETTER PRESS PR I NT INS
to do, will find it to their iuterest to call at
OPPOSITE Wm. HOWARD'S DRUG
STORE, MAIN STREET.
A large and well assorted stock of PAPERS
and MATERIAL kept on hand, from which
selections may be mad.
EVERY DESCRIPTION OF
CARDS, CIRCULARS, NOTES
DRUG LABELS, &cn &c,
AS WILL AS
COURT AND LAW BLANKS of every des
cription, printed at the shortest notice, and
cheap lor cash at
THE EXQIIBKR JOB OFFICE
OUR FRIENDS IN THE COUNRTRT
may send their orders to f
And rely upon their receiving the game attes
tion and being filled at promptly and as
cheaply as if given personally.
Our Jobbing Department is Superior to
any ia this section, and every facility possible
will be afforded in the execution of order.
I FRII OFFICE
E. R. Stamps,
TARBORO', N. C.