North Carolina Newspapers

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Contract advertisements taken at
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zr Invariably iv Advance. -S
ti re vaa a young woman named
Who married an old Bantam Rootcr;
When aked what induced hr
To marry the Rooster,
she sai.l that the option confused her.
She sai 1
r.. -it- w.t a youn unman named
Hnnah, -
l,. I haved in a frivolous manner
While hir Pa stood in prayer,
Site put t:icks in hi rlmi r :
di- li he Hat on, and t-us -bed his Han
Tln-re was a young womau in Natchez,
Who swallowed a whole bunch of match
ei ;
When asked how they tasted,
She said they arc wasted,
'I hit frugal young woman of Natchez.
Knvy is one of the most depica-
hie of missions. There Is scarcely
a crime to which it will not load its
victims. It was envy that robbed
I h r NalMitu of his vineyard, and
added murder t the theft. It was
envy that lt-d the guilty Absalom
to desire the throne of his father
David. It destroys all that in best
and noblest in character. So subtle
is it in its workings that we learn ou
the highest testimony that 4t envy
Is nittrnness of the bnes;" it eats
out all honor and manliness; it
gives sleepier nights and restless
days. Moreover, envy is utterly
u-elt-s-s; it helps nobody, it effects
no alteration, it wins no goal. As
we read in Job, it slayeth the
sill v one;" and all sensible jw?ople
must feel that there is marvellous
h Mines hi envy.
liut if the indulgence of envy does
us no gKxl, it is calculated to do
other people much harm. Every
pas ion tesids to inrarnatio:i in some
wav. Evil emotion turns to action,
ami becomes embodied in ignoble
deeds! So deceitful is envy in its
operation, and so successful in its
harm, that the question is asked in
Scripture, 44 Who can stand before
envy?" It undermines the very
ground you are standing ujon ; it
breathes inuendoes against your
character and reputation, which,
llht as air to utter, are strong as
iron and harp as steel to do you
damage. Yes, envy will depreciate
the character it cannot publicly de
fame; it will explain virtues to be
vices in disguise ; it will sneer with
the lip and stab with the suggestion
of an evil hint in your absence,
whilst in your presence it will ad
mire and applaud.
That the envious pay the penalty
in their own misery does not miti
gate the wrong they do to others.
It does help, indeed; to vindicate
the ways of God to man, as it shows
m the divine hand dispensing, even
in this world, to each man according
to his am ! liut the misery they
feel does not atone for the misery
they inflict. Envy is one of the
barest of passions; it is the essence
of devilUm. Hy it Satan lost his
seat in heaven; and by it men and
women have, through the long cen
turies, sinned and suffered in end
less ways. Quiver.
The Value of Home.
People should look with distrust
on any movement that threatens
the safety of home. There have
been a great many wrongs done
the familv of late in the name of
progress. The fact that the old so
cial land marks were threatened
should be enough to stamp any
such revolutionary proceeding with
disfavor. The family is the oldest
institution on record. Church and
State take their forms of govern
ment from its constitution. If the
lies of home be imperilled all other
organizations come at once into
danger. Loose notions of marriage,
loose ideas of parental authority,
false theories of personal indepen
dence, war against the family. Yet
these are the themes upon which
society has been lectured of late
years with the puriose of proving
that the laws laid down by our fath
ers for the constitution and preser
vation of the household have sur
vived their usefulness and ought to
be abolished. This mischievous
idea has had its day, has borne its
evil Iruit, and should be banished
to the limbs of disastrous experi
ments. The home is too valuable
an institution to be subjected tooth
er experiments of the same nature.
It is the cradle of the country's
prosperity, the source and center of
its liberties. If it were blotted out
of existence the joys that were left
to life would not be worth the least
of the sorrows that must of neces
sity be endured. The American
Ieople can not too jealously guard
against all assaults upon their homes
and family ties. 4 Show me the
mother of a land," said one of the
sagesof Greece, 44 and I will tell of
its present and prophesy its future."
The homes that the mothers of the
nation have for a century guarded
from harm and taught the world to
respect, are the corner of the repub
lic's strength. Exchange.
David Martin, the murderer of
little Willie Carter, who escaped
some time since, has been arrested
and returned to the New Hanover
county jail. He was captured on
the plantation of a colored man
caaied William Young, about six
miles from Wilmington.
Singular Occurrence,
( hie of the strangest stories of the
day and the most novel phase of me
grasshopiier question that has yet
presented Itself, comes to us from
Phillips county. About a year aro.
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a tain 1 1 if f rfuri I innpnia n r Jurinan
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L-uiiu near inu wrau-'ru nuu ui x 1111-
lips county, ine oldest aaugnier,
fed au.Ve,ht??; T f add?ted
tnthoSniitnprn hahit if o av.Mhno
w v. vU....b.
nl ll a i r
one usually oDtaineu me ciay irom
uiu ruausiue, wueru u raemuieu me
ciay in me ooutn, oi wnicn me na-
a t at i Ait-
uvea are ao ionu. xany mis sum-
mer, the grasshoppers settled down
in inai region, anu soon oegan ue-
positing their eggs in the gardens,
fields, and by the roadside. 'I he
Boomershine girl went on with her
clay-eating, as usual, with no un-
usuai eneci, unui a snori urae ago,
wnen sne oegan complaining 01 an
uneasy feeling in her interior, and
commenced gradually swelling, like porary success that may have at
one with the dropsy. The symp- tended these organizations in the
toms increased and a change began
to take place in her appetite. She
no longer had a taste for clay, but
seemed to hanker after the blades of
corn, leaves of trees, dog fennel, and
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o"i"r wmuj uuu sue sam ww i c-
queuuy luii, as n ou wu.u
wings anu uy away. ut. xjc iuc, ui
I'hiiiinsDurg, was seni ior, wnosaiu
that he had never before met with a
case of the kind in his practice, or
read of one in the books, lie de-
cided that she must be laboring un-'
dor some hallucination of the mind.
Things went on thus until recently,
when one day the grasshoppers
commenced rising and taking their
The girl looked at them iorawnne,
when, unable to restrain herself
longer, she rushed out of the house,
flapped her arms as if they were ed on it they are mistaken. If ex
wings, rose about ten feet in the air perience teaches anything it is that
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anu men leu lj iuuuu, ucau.
Dr. Le Due made a pout mortem ex-
animation, which revealed the won- we the people," down to the pres
derful fact that her insides were lit- J ent, the masses look with contempt
erally swarming with full-grown
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erassnoppers. xne meury is, time
she ate of the clay in which the in-
sects had deposited their eggs ; they No party ever succeeded, no princi
were hatched out inside of her; her pie was ever gained, no great good
appetite partook of theirs ; and
when the time came. for the grass-
a . l! i .1 i 4 1
noppers 10 migrate, liisiiuct uireciv
those inside of her to do the same,
An immense concourse of people at-
tended the girl's funeral. Dr. Le
Due has preserved a jar of the grass-
hoppers, which he intends deposit-
Washington, and in various medical
museums throughout the country.
Kansas Chief.
Appcarances Deceitful.
Landlord and waiters, who form
their estimate of men from looks
and clothing, deserve to fall into
blunders which mortify their self-
conceit. A capital case or tnis Kind
happened recently in Germany.
A stranger who arrived at Ragatz
to enjoy its healthful springs was
heard at the depot to inquire for a
vehicle to take him to some hotel,
It was a gentleman advanced in
age. plainly clad; in fact.his clothes
discovered an unusual simplicity.
On his arm he bore a traveling-
frown, and his baggage was by no
means very extensive. He had
been referred to the Ragatz hotel,
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out. oeinjr somewiiat auaeut-uiniu-
The porler scrutinized him close-
ed, he mounted tho omnibus ot tne honest judgment of the people oi
Spring hotel, at which place it left the country, who refuse to be gulled
him. or decieved by such palpable frauds.
ly, assigning him srooms on the
third story. Soon a vaiter knock- The Fall Trade Promise,
ed and presented the hotel register. New York, says the Express, is
in which the old gentleman signed beginning to be lively among the
his name and returned him the merchants, and the influx of busi
book. The waiter read the name, nes3 raen from the West and South
when, eyeing the guest at first with is a g0(Xi augury for a tall trade
surprise and then in doubt, he ran which is to begin early. The ther
forthwith to the proprietor of the mometer which tells the tempera
hotel. Having scarcely observed ture of traae the hotel, and the
the name of his guest he ran up increase in the number of arrivals
stairs, and, entering the room with which may be noted is fair evidence
alow bow, stammered some kind that the buyers of goods are looking
of an apology, saying that the sa- about for their purchases. The con
loons of the entire first story were dition of the crops is bad in some
at his disposal. districts but in the localities where
44I thank you, my friend," an- the drought or the insects have not
swered the stranger; 44I find my- been largely felt the average crop
self very comfortable here, indeed ; wiu be reached, while in the more
and, besides, these rooms are cheap- fortunate places the yield promises
or." to exceed that of previous years.
Our host retreated, and the stran- Balancing these chances, then, the
ger, who retained his rooms on the expressions of the 44 strangers who
third story, was a person oi no ies
consequence than
Marshal Moltke.
General Field-
The Sentiment of Life.
Life bears us on like the stream
of a mighty river. Our boat glides
down the narrow channel through
the playful murmuring of the little
brook, and the winding of its grassy
borders. The trees shed their blos
soms over our young heads, the
flowers on the brink seem to offer
themselves to our young hands ; we
are happy in hope, and grasp eagerly
at the beauties around us but the
stream hurries on, and still our
hands are empty. Our course in
youth and manhood is alonga wilder
flood, amid objects more striking
and magnificent. We are animated
at the moving pictures of enjoyment
and industry passing us, we are ex
cited at some short-lived disap
pointment. The stream bears us
on, and our joys and griefs are alike
left behind us. We may be ship
wrecked, we cannot be delayed ;
whether rough or smooth, the river
hastens to its home, till the roar of
the ocean is in our ears and the toss
ing of the waves is beneath our feet
and the land lessens from our eyes,
and the floods are lifted around us,
and we take our leave of earth and
Its inhabitants, until of our further
voyage there is no witness, save the
Infinite and Eternal.
The People's Party.
There never has been Invented by
u51CilLCU anu uisappoinwu poiui-
fraud honeat oters ftnd deceive tho
public than the attempt to fasten
their private schemes upon the
I ATtlintrV US (ha !- "vr "kf nannla
1 uvtiuu v nu lultw ui.
I I nam I a u narfaln iimnnnt trf A t r.n i
i ioriorn enternnsG as
The Peo-
pie's" movement that renders it
8recially attractive to these anglers
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,m UUUilfUlUfC. II. IS UlWttVS MIC
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to look with suspicion upon any
movement mat has the arrogance
and the assumption to announce it-
self as peculiarly entitled to the
appellation of" The People's." The
fact has been so often demonstrated
in theDoIiticai history of the coun
try that these abortions, that have
no Darentaere. and who seek to ob-
tain power by adopting their prin-
ciples and platform to the prejudice
0f every one, are. sure to be visited
with deserved disaster. Any tem-
election of any particular man has
Generally been a result secured on
account of some local circumstances
that would have been the same let
the onnosition be called bv what-
ever name it mignt.
i xne American peopie are a maniy
people, rney liKe independence;
thev adore character, and thev res
pect pluck; and no political organiza
tion ever secured a vote or Obtained
nrnaelvte bv avoiding a full. fair.
distinct statement of principles and
a cood. sanare ficrht under their
own colors. If the Republican
party in anv district are foolish
enough to suppose that they can
secure votes by abandoning their
f name, their platform, and their
princi Dies and running up a flag
with 44 the People's party" inscrib-
since me uay oi me uireu tuiiurs,
who modestly headed their petition
on the presumptive arrogance of
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any orsranizaiion styiiiiK mem-
selves peculiarly The People."
to government ever secured by the
temporary success of those men who
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owe ieauy to no party organizauuu,
and who represent no definite and
settled principle in politics or go v-
These organizations are generally
managed by the disappointed aspi-
who have no ends to gain except
the defeat of men whom they sup-
pose have failed to appreciate their
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worm, urainaniy unscrupulous,
gamblers in politics, they seek only
the defeat of their opponents, witn
out any reference to the means
used, or the results of success. It
is always safer and better for a par-
ty to make a bold, vigorous fight on
a platform of honor and character,
and suffer defeat, than to abandon
their organization, and join with a
mongrel crew in a scramble for the
defeat of some particular candidate,
which, if secured, must of necessity
be a barren victory. Independent
candidates" and 44 People's Jfarty"
are the mere ruse of theworst class
nf diftannointed politicians, who
have been reiected by their own
parties. That they are generally
and promptly rebuked at the polls
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i creaitaDie to me eoou sense uuu
Washington Chronicle.
traffic in our midst " is .encourag-
ingly pleasant. They have confi
dence in the fall trade elsewhere,
and are preparing for the movement
of capital consequent upon crop
sales, and are shopping around with
more diligence than usual. There
is a close-buying tendency this year,
which shows caution in their invest
ments, and has a tendency to keep
standard goods to a uniform price ;
and the system of time purchases is
taken advantage of by many of the
heaviest buyers in claiming the
privilege of short paper transactions.
The commission houses dependent
upon the Eastern mills are making
heavy sales, and the demands of the
manufacturers for their advances
show that their contracts for raw
material are very heavy. But one
step is necessary to secure a fair
trade, and that step should be taken
by the manufacturers and merchants
themselves the regulation of prices
so that a fair profit .may be made,
and the shortening of credits as the
basis of quick sales and quick settle
ments may render the general trade
more healthy, and can scarcely be a
detriment to the buyer, when the
advantage in reduction of price is a
fair compensation, for the early pay-,
ment. r
The prisoners confined in Halifax;
jail attempted to escape on the night
of the 13tn inst., but were discover
ed in timoand their plans frustrated.
Sumac is largely used in tanning
the nner kinds of leather ; especial
ly in the manufacture of the hard
grain morocco and similar goods.
It is also emyloyed as the base of
many colors in calico and delaine
priuting. Probably the consump
tion of this article throughout the
country, for all purposes, aggre
gates more than 20,000 tons, of
which about two-thirds are import
ed from Sicily, not because just as
good sumac cannot be had in this
country, but because, until a few
years ago, our people did not know
its value, or in what way to prepare
it for market. The sumac of Vir
ginla, Maryland and Tennessee in
particular is said to be the best in
the world, and even its worst vari
eties have been pronounced by
experts to be better than any im
ported from Sicily.
Almost every farmer has a clump
of these bushes. They are called
by some 44 shoemake," by others
44 red shoemake." Probably many
farmers may have tried tokdl them
by cutting them down. If they
have, they know how difficult a
task it is. It grows like asparagus,
all the better for being cut ; and
when once started upon a lot and
cut close once a year, it is as easy to
cut as fodder.
The only trouble is in curing it
properly. This must be done with
all the care that is given to tobacco
or hops. Exposure, after cutting,
to a heavy dew injures it, and a
rain storm detracts materially irom
its value. It is cut when in full
leaf : and when properly dried is
ground, leaves and sticks together.
An acre in full bearing will pro
duce not less than three tons ; and
when fit for market is worth from
eighty to one hundred dollars per
ton. The 44 manufacturers," as the
curers are called, pay about one cent
per pound for it in a green state.
A sumac mill costs about $3,000.
The Commissioner of Agriculture
gave an outline of a mill in his re
port for lby. if thirty farmers
would unite in an effort to establish
a mill, each planting out a few
acres, says the Ohio Farmer, we
have no doubt that the enterprise
would prove far more remunerative
than either corn or wheat, and oe
the means of inaugurating a new
enterprise in their State. There is
no danger of an overstock. The
demand is daily increasing, for
hemlock is growing scarce, and
every day new tanneries and dye-
houses are going into operation.
Scientific American.
Newspaper Advertising.
Whoever would be heard in a
crowd pleading his own cause, about
his own business and in his own in
terest, as against all competition,
must thrust and push and squeeze
and crowd until he has secured a
position wherein he is a little taller
and more conspicuous than his fel
The newspaper advertiser occupies
a similar situation. He knows that
competition among business men
has everywhere shown the necessity
of keeping his name and occupation
before the public if he would secure
the largest success. It is acknowl
edged, even by those who profess
not to advertise, members of the
learned professions who protest
against the system as being some-.
thing unworthy of theircauing, out
they too advertise in some way;
they publish a book, and advertise
that, write letters to the newspapers
about the coming comet, or deliver
lectures, or do anything in fact to
keep their names before the public
in a manner that seems to them to
be at once dignified and effective.
But nowhere has the value of this
accessory to a successful business
Am 3 il.
been more miiy recognizeu man iu
this country. The active determin
ation with which men engage in all
kinds of commercial occupations
has forced them to see that publicity
is essential to success. It is this
habit of the great mass of the public
to rush into print that has made
room for the business of advertising
agents, securing to the advertiser
the benefit of advice and skill in a
branch of business frequently in
volving large outlay, and requiring
great experience, discrimination,
and natural and acquired skill.
Flics in the Sick Room.
Dr. Howson says in the Medical
Times the following: As to protect
ing and ridding ourselves of these
pests, there are various expedients
to be resorted to under the different
circumstances. You may drive
them out with a brush, but unless
something is done to render the
place uninviting to them, they will
return immediately. There are
many weeds or plants emitting an
emprumatic odor, which answers
well for the purpose. Of such to be
found about the country in this
neighborhood, I know of none more
effectual than the wild camomile, a
species oi anthemis, known also as
cotula, or Mayweed. The odor of
this plant is not at all disagreeable,
and the branches of t he weed, when
flowered, or some of the dried flow
ers, scattered about the room, will
very soon rid it of all the flies. And
another means, which is quite as
efficient and certainly more easily
resorted to, is to throw some pow
dered pepper on a hot shovel and
arrsit-about the . room. , JThe gen
eration of empyrheumatlc vapors
in the same way from . other .spices
:wUMdso it is said, ans wer the same
purpose. A few drops of carbolic
acid or creosote, or a clothhungiup
in t a t room . or used in dressings,
would probably be effectual but the
odor, is not , so acceptable to: one's
New Lines of Steamships.
We learn that President Hum
phrey of the Atlantic & N. C Rail
road, in connection with his other
efforts to make our road one of im
portance, has entered into an ar
rangement with a New York firm
that will result in tho running of a
new line of steamships from that
city to Morehead City and New
From what we can learn two fine
vessels of more than ordinary capac
ity will be placed on the line at
Morehead City one vessel leaving
the latter place on the same day
that one does from New York, thus
ensuring a regular weekly line,
with & view more particularly to
carrying the naval stores and cotton
received from the N. C. Road as
well as our own. For the present,
but one steamer will be placed upon
the line to New Berne, in view of
the competition at present existing,
but should the necessities or require
ments of our people need it, as many
vessels as may be needed will be
placed upon the line. We learn also
that as an inducement for the plac
ing of this new line, Col. Humnhrey
has agreed to connect only with
their steamships, and all other lines
will be forced to go upon their mer
its. The justice and propriety of
this measure will be viewed accord
ing to each individual's peculiar
notions or knowledge of the circum
stances, but we feel assured that the
arrangement is entered into only
with a view to advancing the inter
ests of the road and this section of
the State. We cordially wish the
new enterprise every success. New
Heme Times.
Tho Wilmincrton Star says: A
indv who keens a boarding house
north of the W. & W. Railroad
made a most sinerurar purchase on
Saturday eveninsr last, the only ex
cuse for which is the iacc sne was
not aware at the time what she was
nnrchasins'. It appears that in rid-
fner rmst a certain shoo on the line of
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the street railway sne requesceu me
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proprietor to pick ner ouc a goou
eahhflP'fi. He did so. took the article
into the car and deposited it by her
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side, received his pay ana retireu.
The cabbage, a good solid one to all
nnnearances. was taken home and
placed on a table, where it remained
until some time tne next morning,
whpn the ladv started to prepare it
for cooking. It was then she made
a startling discovery nothing more
nor less than a snake's head peering
out from behind one of the loose
leaves. Assistance to solve the mys
tery of this strange affair was sum
moned and an investigation com
menced, when a larcre snake was
found snugly ensconsed in the head
of the cabbage, which was perfectly
hollow. Of course it is not pre
sumed that the snake ate his way
into the eabbaere. the only plausible that he made his nest
in it before it had matured and that
the leaves gradually grew and closed
over the orifice, with the exception
of the slight opening preserved in
one side oy tne snaKe s occasional
rress and ingress to and from his
singular abiding place. The cab
bage was grown in one of the gar
dens near this city and there is no
telliner how many hands it had pass
ed through before the singular dis
covery was made.
Let us Help One Another.
This Ht.t.le sentence should be
written on every heart and stamped
on every memory. It should be tne
golden rule practiced not only in
every household, but throughout
the world. Bv heloiue: one another
we not only remove thorns from
the pathway, and anxiety irom me
mind, but we feel a sense of pleasure
in our own hearts, knowiner we are
doing a duty to a fellow creature.
A helping hand or an encouraging
word, is no loss to you, yet it
is a benefit to others. Who has not
PPtfleri1 the aid of a kind friend :
How soothiner. when perplexed with
some task that is mysterious and
hnrrhensome. to feel a erentle hand
on her shoulder and to hear a kind
voipp. whisnerinsr: 44 Do not feel dis
couraged ; I see your trouble, let me
lelp me." What strengm is m
nirpnV what hone created, what
sweet gratitude is felt, and the great
difficulty is dissolved as dew be-
neath the sunshine, let, let us
heln one another bv endeavoring to
strengthen and encourage the weak
and lifting the burden or care irom
the weary and oppressed, that life
may glide smoothly on and the
fount of bitterness yield sweet wa
ters ; and he, whose willing hand is
ever ready to aid us, will reward
our humble endeavors, and every
good deed will be as 4 bread cast
upon the waters to return after
many days,' if not to us, those we
Eggs for Burns. The white of
an egg has proved of late the most
efficacious remedy for burns. Seven
or eight applications of this sub
stance soothe the pain and effectual
ly exclude the burn from the air.
This simple remedy seems prefera
ble to collodion or even cotton. Ex
traordinary stories are told of the
healing properties of a new oil
which is easily made from the yolks
of hens eggs. The eggs are first
boiled hard, the yolks are then re
moved, crushed and placed over a
fire, where they are carefully stirred
until the whole substance is just on
the point of catching fire, when the
oil separates and may be poured
off. It is in general useanfbngthe
colonists of Southern Russia as a
means of curing cuts, bruises and
scratches. Boston Journal of Chem
istry. The grasshopper plague has con
siderably abated in Lenoir county.
It must not be understood that The Era
endorses the sontlnieuU of Its correspond
ents in every Innuture. Its columns are
open to the! friends of the party, and their
communications will be elven to the public
as containing the views and seutliuenU of
the writers.
Republican State Convention
in South Carolina.
To the Editor of the Era:
We arrived in Columbia, Friday,
the 11th inst., after a very tedious
travel of near 21 hours. Of course
we have as yet had but little
time to look over the city, and can
therefore afford only impressions of
44 what seems to be." Though this be
our first visit to this place, we read
ily recognize, as will every person
coming here, many very evident
marks of its former distinction and
glory. We think it beautifully de
signed and naturally attractive.
The burnt district is rapidly rebuild
ing and the business, though dull at
fresent,rapidly improving, from all
could see and learn. Columbia is
yet destined to recover its lost beau
ty and grandeur, in which event it
must become one of the prettiest
places in the South. So mote it be.
From the intense interest mani
fested on all sides by all parties and
colors, it is apparent that strenuous
exertions are to be put forth in the
campaign just fairly opening. We
find, in contact with the people,
that a deep-seated conviction rests
in the minds of a large number of
both parties and colors that the
State in the past has been subjected
to a system of plunder and corrup
tion by those who have had official
reins, which has been the means of
her present humiliated condition,
and if persisted in, future destruc
tion. We say this opinion seems to
be concurred in by large numbers,
not only of the Democrats, not only
of Republicans, but of colored vo
ters. While we regret exceedingly its
necessity, we nevertheless feel
proud that the colored raen of South
Carolina, many of them, have
taken such a noble stand against
what they call and openly denounce
as corrupt, oppressive and outra
geous in the conduct of their offi
cers and leaders. It stands greatly
to their credit as it does to the credit
of their race that they possess and
cherish a devotion to principle far
in excess of and more commenda
ble than a blind, heedless devotion
to nartv discipline to 'whatever ex
tent it may be controlled by dishon
est men and motives, vv e under
stand that a movement is progress
ing, headed by Hon. It. B. Elliott,
havinsrfor its object the purification
of the Republican party in the
State. He is said to be a man of
extraordinary exertion, of great
nhilities and much influence. If
the necessity for reform be as great
as the demand, it will be a most
happy and expectant day for the
good old " JL'aimettostate, mac me
success of hi3 undertaking is assured.
We arrived just in time to witness
the most important of the proceed
ings of the State Republican Con
vention. It convened Tuesday, the
8th inst., and up to the time of my
arrival, and even to the present, has
not as much as effected a permanent
organization. The entire business
of its sessions has been confined to
the settlement of contests among
the delegations from several coun
ties, prominent and the most inter
esting among which is the delega
tion from Charleston. It appears
that Charleston i3 to South Carolina
Conventions what New Hanover is
to North Carolina Conventions all
trouble. But happily emerging
from these troubles and complica
tions we tnav reasonably expect
something substantial and business
like to-day.
Saturday, Sept. 12.
We arrived at thecapitol at 12 m.,
iust as the Convention was about
proceeding to tne nomination oi
candidates for the various State offi
ces. Through the courtesy of lion.
R. B. Elliott, and after passing
tnronp'n the hands of a number of
Sergeants-at-Arms, Doorkeepers,
Pages, &c, &c., &c., assigned to a
very convenient seat on the floor of
the House. Hon. F. L. Cardozo
was now ud making an able address
touching affairs in theState, during
which he said that the itepuoncan
party in South Carolina was suffer
ing from a poisonous disease that
disease was corruption ; spoke of
the necessity and demands of the
people for reform and reform lead
ers, spoke in positive terms against
Moses, the present Executive, leav
ing very unmistakable evidences of
his belief that he was not a compe
tent, honest and faithful officer. He
concluded his remarks by nomina
ting for Governor Hon. Daniel H.
Chamberlain said that his knowl
edgeof the administration at Wash
ington gave him the advantage of
assuring the Convention that the
party in the State would not be
sustained by it unless different men
were placed in charge of affairs. He
knew that the nomination ho had
made would meet with the entire ap
probation of the National Admin
istration. A delegate from Sumter county
arose and opposed the nomination
of Mr. Chamberlain. He said that
he had pledged himself in & con
ventionheld by the Republican
young men of South Carolina not
to support any man for Governor
that nad in any way been connected
with the two past administrations
of the State government. That
Mr. Chamberlain had been a
party to some of the " most out
rageous! frauds ever perpetrated
upon the people of South Carolina.
He would support neither Cham'
berlain nor Moses. During tho
remarks of tho delegate from
Sumter, quite a ripple of dissatis
faction arose, in which many hard
things were said and a storm threat
ened. Tho excitement was rising,
when Congressman Elliott arose to
quell the disturbance by a point of
order, that the gentleman from
Sumter was entitled to tho floor
(which had been taken from him by
a half dozen speakers). Tho Sumter
delegate yielded to another dele
gate, who spoke some bitter things
against Treasurer Cardozo. This
brought the redoubtablo Treasurer,
to his feet, who repelled in language
not to be misconstrued the Imputa
tion sought to be cast upon his of
ficial character. Each speaker was
applauded most vehemently by
their respective adherents. After
much confusion tho delegate from
Sumter resumed tho floor and said
that the time had come when ne
groes should wake up (applause) ;
that Chamberlain was tho represen
tative of the fraudulent bondholders
of South Carolina ; that his support
ers were such as wished him as an
instrument to cover theft own dis
honest dealings and rascalities.
At 12:20 our dinner hour sum
mons us and wo leave in! the midst
of a discussion as to thq merit, of
the candidate put forth for nomina
tion, thinking we can be able to re
turn ero the delegate n6w on the
floor has closed his remarks in op
o'clock and proceeded to discuss tho
merit of the gentleman. nut forth
for tho nomination for jGovernor.
After much wrangling and confu
sion the debate ceased and tho Con
vention went into a ballot, which
resulted in favor of Chamberlain
for Governor, and tho present in
cumbent, R. H. Gleanes, colored,
for Lieutenant-Governor, by a de
cided majority. The result was an
nounced amidst the wildest applause
from the friends of these gentlemen ,
and the Convention adjourned until
Monday morning. j
More anon. 0. N. H.
Sept. 1 1.
The Convention met pursuant to
adjournment, President in the chair.
Roll called, quorum present Prayer
by Rev. Mr. Walker. Reading of
journal of previous session was, on
.motion, dispensed with, antl
announced in order. Tho Commit
tee on Resolutions and Platform
then came forward and reported
through their Chairman, Hon. F. L.
Cardozo. Tho resolutions reaffirm
ed the principles of 'tho National
Republican party as enunciated in
the platform adopted! at the Nation
al Convention at Philadelphia in
1872 ; deprecated tho outrages that
have been committed inj several of
the Southern States as being detri
mental to the interest of the South
ern people and destructive of public
peace and private happiness ; en
dorsed the Civil Rights bill, and
pledged the party in tho State to
carry out the financial reforms which
have, been commenced and to inaug
urate such others as mayj bedoemod
necessary to put the iState in a
healthy and prosperous! condition,
&c., &c, Ac. j
Resolution was offered thanking
the President of tho United States
for his action in sending troops to
the scenes of recent armed hostili
ties in the State by citizbns of Geor
gia. A substitute was offered by a
delegate, deprecating all disorders
in the State and thanking Scnalor
Patterson and Judge T.j J. Mackey
for their vigilance In ferreting out
and bringing the guilty parties to
justice. Both were referred to Com
mittee on Itesoiutions.
Resolution was read and referred,,
pledging the support of tho Repul -lican
party in South Carolina to
President Grant for a third term.
At this juncture an adjournment
or recess of ono hour was taken, to
allow county delegations an oppor
tunity of getting together for the
purpose of agreeing upon such ier-
sons as they wished to recommend
for chairmen of their rcsiective
counties. '"
The main business of the Con
vention is evidently over, and wo
shall now cease our reports of it ex
cept to give such impressions as it
may have afforded, of the true con
dition of theState. In this regard
you shall hear of us again soon.
C. N. II.
The Charlotte Observer says: Mrs.
Mary Farrow, a resident of this
place, sustained an accident in Prov
idence Township Monday morning,
which was very serious if not dan
gerous. She was riding along the
road in a buggy with her daugliter-in-law
and two children when the
mule which was hitched to the
buggy took fright and ran off. All
the occupants of the buggy were
thrown out and Mrs. Farrow had
ono of her thighs broken by tho ac
cident. None of tho others were
hurt to any extent.
Tho Tarboro Enquirer -Southerner
says: Mr. W.J. Staton is responsi
ble for the following. A few days
ago while removing some planks ho
found a snake of the water moccasin
species and in striking it cut an
aperture in its side from which were
forced out thirty-three young ones
averaging nine inches in length.
Mr. S. sai's it is the habit of.this
snake when it is alarmed to make a
peculiar noise to warn its young
which immediately tako refuge in
Its mouth. f ' "'

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