More Trouble in Pope County part 2

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secure any . this the on . , r, an in the ef a the t to the all use the . or in -i- -i- -i- honest-election, in t -i -i as to make such met powerless to harm. Their being at large, and going about the country armed, was a landing menace to the qtitet of the eourr'y, and the sp-rit sp-rit sp-rit of tevenge, the fear . of great insecurity, doubtless prompted the bloody act, aa a measure of lawless aggressive seL'-defense. seL'-defense. seL'-defense. r We cannot justify the act, and we deplore deplore the possible cossequesces to k great number of people of Pope . county who may be made to suffer from it. We be-fieve be-fieve be-fieve that there is sot a county in the United States that has a better population, nor one that ' 'would be more qniet and law-abiding law-abiding law-abiding if the laws were faithfully and Impartially administered. But such ia not the spirit in which it was ad minis tered. Since the reconstruction of j the state the laws have been administered as if the radicals had ail and the conierva-tivea conierva-tivea conierva-tivea so light entitled to legal protec tion." The consequence has been, that in the baief period of five years' there has ; been more " of - violence blood shed - and rapine than ' ail ; : the years of the existence of Arkansas as a state had previously witneeted. Humsn nature is the same the world over, and so long as violence not justice and equityrules equityrules in the administration of affairs, and the state is parcelled out as the do main of a single faction, men mast and will ; feel that they are remitted to for, and will seek safety in the interest of, self-preservation self-preservation self-preservation by all the meana nature has give them In her first law. ' Gov. Had-ley Had-ley Had-ley has it in his power by a stroke of his pen to end all the hatreds, strifes aad evil passions which,like those thai escaped with the opening of Pandora's box, have over flowed etir state since reconstruction. He can do so still by executing the laws as he knows they can only be truly interpreted, in the interest of equality of all saec of all politics, and ceaeing to adatin'erer them for the exclusive benefit of the poetical poetical faction tonrhich he belongs. Give the whol people an epportunity, as they are legally entitled, in choose their own rulers for the next four years, and the blessings of quiet and peace will again visit our borders. Until this i done there can be no true peace. ' ' ' in

Clipped from Daily Arkansas Gazette04 Sep 1872, WedPage 2

Daily Arkansas Gazette (Little Rock, Arkansas)04 Sep 1872, WedPage 2
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