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THE "WEEKLY ERA
f tb"Ctelfed State.
.THURSDAY, OCT. 31st, 187
Tbr wu la tb City om SoU, lnunoua for
hit iaolcrnd Tfllainy. who thought tb per
fect! oo of Liberty was Uceatloasas of 8pcb.
ITATIOHAL JIEPTJB1ICAII TICKET,
Ulysses S. Grant,
nt nitms runimtiT ai yki kiiiit.
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ttR THBjTTATK AT uboc
mncm L-uvnx, tt dummi
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FOB TUB OO.XOBEMIOSAL lUSTKICTS:
WUiiJUM r. fftla, f Ixmlr.
4. Jmjmm ii IlMUlva, f Cltki
T. Juim C RaMMf, f Bwaa
Election Tuesday, November 5 tin
C2B. Grant nerer haa bau defeat
ed, and he nerer will b. Horacx
. While aesertlar; the riff lift ef every
npullcui tm hie utnuaacM chelee
f a caadidate for next President na
tll a nomination la amade, I reatare
f sarrest that Cau Graat will he far
hetter aallled fer that awaentaa
trust la 1879 than he wae la 1S6S."
IIoracx Gjuexuey, speech on 5i January,
Republicans! t wen ty-flve thousand
majority in this State for Grant is but
Rally to the polls, ye Republicans,
every one of you, on the fifth day of
, We regret to learn that Lee M. Me-1
Alee, Esq., Is prostrate in Shelby with
The "Democrats" and "Liberals"
give up North Carolina for Grant by
twenty thousand majority.
TmmarNTG TJTR THING HOME: OR. REASONS WHY THE SOUTH SHOULD VOTE FOR GREELEY.
" When the Rebellious Traitors are overwhelmed in the Field, and scattered like Leaves before an angry Wind, it must not be to return to Peaceful and Contented Somes. They must find Poverty at theit firesides, ana see trivaiwn in mc
Anxious Eyes of Mothers and the Bags of Children." Horace Greeley in the New York Tribune, May 1, 1861.
Another " Liberal " Trick.
More depends on the Republicans
carrying North Carolina, by a rousing
majority, than many suppose.
Reported: That Col. Hamilton C.
Jones, of Charlotte, will go off with the
O'OorjLorand Adams supporters.
Printing tickets with the names of
O'Conorand Adams at the head, with
the names of Greeley electors ; this to
catch the straight-outs.
0JT POCITiAKT H. -wn.
Hanes, "Liberal Republican" dele
gate to the Cincinnati Convention which
nominated Greeley ! "
. In alluding to the soldierly qualities
I of fsUlmnt O w. Will anm Owm
boro State utters this simple truths
Good soldiers are generally good men
In every respect."
Republicans rally to the polls to- On account of the vast improvements
morrow week, November 5th, and roll to the city, the people of Chicago are
up twenty-five thousand
Grant in North Carolina.
Where are the Greeley flags that
whilom, flapped their funeral folds, sus
pended across the street in front of
Tucker Hall and the office of 77ie Daily
majority for now rejoicing over the fire or last yearj
and are fretting up a benefit Ball for
Mrs. O'Leary who owned the cow that
kicked over the lamp that started the
fire that burned the city.
"Mine Got. vot a beeples" these
It Is well to observe that our article,
on "Fishy Records," the other .day,
was merely the substance of political
conversations carried on in certain
"Democratic" quarters of the State ;
and was merely the expression , through
bur! columns, of a strong sentiment pre-
vailrnsr throughout the State, among a
great, lfnot the grew tway wc n
"Democrats" and "Conservatives."
The ; sentiments expressed, were the
sentiments and' utterances of leading
"Democratic" and "Conservative" pol
itlclans of North Carolina, some of
whom we shall name at the proper
to Greeley, and will not vote for him ;
while there are not a few such who
will openly vote for Grant.
The Straight Outs.
Observe the Gerrymander !
Eighteenth Senatorial District;
publican; ONE Senator ; popula
Look out for the names of Grant
and Wilson on tickets with the Greeley
District Electors. The "Democrats"
and' "Liberals" are up to
trick," they think.
A Tammany in St. Louis.
al District; Con
servative; TVO Senators; popu
Hon. Lewis Hanes, of Salisbury,
formerly editor of this paper, but ft
"Liberal Republican" delegate to Cin
cinnati, has renounced Greeley, and
declared for Grant.
Much excitement has been caused in
St. Louis by the exposure of frauds In
m I I 1 1 itAlinfn foil olmtla. il
a 8na.rp I uutiuiug imc vuuuijr jnu, omnia j
tnose commutea oy trie rweea ring in
New York. Many prominent politi
cians are said to be Involved. The!
swindle amounts to more than one hun
dred thousand dollars, besides cheating
in construction, so that the profits were
There Is a party going round Raleigh
with a certified check in his pocket,
eager to "put up" on the State of New
York going for Grant and Dix at the
approaching election. NO TAKERS.
Rally in the Townships Poll
Full Vote. !
.We shall carry the State for Grant by
his majority of '68 without effort; but
It is materially to the interest of the
Republicans of North Carolina that we I going to vote?
carry the State by twenty or twenty-
We urge the Republicans to thor
oughly canvass every Township. Im
press upon the Grant men the Impor
tance of voting. A full turn out will
give the State to Grant by 20,000.
Where is the Republican who is not
The enemy are dispir-
Tbus ONE Republican Senator
is made to represent 1,931
population more than TWO Conserva
tive Senators are allowed to represent.
Or : In other words, the last Con
servative Legislature deliberately
smothered j-EIGHTEEN THOU
SAND SEVEN HUNDRED AND
SEVENTY FOUR-&a of the popula
tion jdf the Eighteenth Senatorial Dis
trict; absolutely denying to more than
ISTEIGHTEEN THOUSAND PEO-
PLE"a any representation in the Sen-
ate of North Carolina I
The O'Conor and Adams electoral
ticket, for North Carolina, is now com
plete. It is as foJiow
of New York.
JOHN QUINCY ADAMS,
For the State at Large,
John M. Long, of Cabarrus.
James A. Caldwell, of Lincoln.
For the Congressional Districts,
1st George H. Gregory, of Martin.
2nd Samuel B. Waters, of Wilson.
3rd James Linton, of Duplin,
4th Hamilton Long, of Chatham.
5th Benjamin F. Roney, of Alamance.
6th Andrew H. Shuford, of Catawba.
7th Archibald Henderson, or Kowan.
8th John A. Fagg, of Buncombe.
scienced members did not "resign;11 nor
did they levy the threatened tax I
We do not pretend to hold that they
"perjured themselves11 in declining to
lay the. tax ; but this we do hold, that,
these one hundred and five gentlemen
with tender consciences, uttered a de
liberate J6FALSEHOOD-a in the
ace of the people, when they issued
JJ..wf."rt'-y? ilu n mi j " 3T
ciples of a lifetime, upon the simple
and one vague idea of reform held out
by him and his friends.
"Sensible Democrats are enquiring
what compensation they are to expect
for the surrender and abandonment of
principle, which they are called upon
to make. Admitting, that tnere is
great room for reform In many of the
departments of Government, Demo
crats are beginning to enquire, how Mr.
The Canvass in the State.
Santa Anna. That irrepressible
agitator, Santa Anna, who was a prom- do your duty.
inent actor In Mexican political affairs
when our old men were boys, has come
to the front again as candidate for the
Presidency of Mexico.
ited. " We are on the home-stretch."
A fierce attack along the whole line
will rout the Greeleyites. Republicans,
How Democrats Propose to Fool
"Liberals," according to The News, are
"asleep," demoralized, disorganized,
dispirited and despondent, the Repub
licans are in a bondition of perfect or
ganization, have covered the State with
local canvassers, their electors and oth
er speakers, and are making a most ef
;The want of a spirited opposition to
contend with, keeps down that show of
actual enthusiasm in the ranks of the
Republicans known to exist, but Re
publicans of one section of the State
The Daily News announces a
meeting at Metropolitan Hall speak
ing by Judge Merrimon and others
and says: "The Raleigh Greeley and
Brown Club, if alive, is respectfully in
vited, and earnestly entreated to be
We shall now see whether the "Con
servatives" papers will visit on Hon.
Plato Durham, with their accustomed
severity, the usual abuse bestowed on j Many a Liberal organ might learn
such gentlemen of that party as choose decency from the old Democratic Rich
mond Enquirer, which says: "The
private life of the President has been
very rudely assailed. We have ab
stain ed from any such beastly assaults,
for we have too high a respect for the ,
office, and we are too good an Ameri
can to believe the American people
would have such a man as he has been
By taking the names of Grant and
Wilson, and perhaps one or both of the may rest assured that their brethren of
Electors-at-large Marcus Erwin and every other section are doing their
Samuel F. Phillips; or cutting off the duty, and so all will march together in
names of the Presidential candidates, solid phalanx to the polls on the 5th
and printing the names of Erwin and I day of November and give North Car
Phillips as Electors-at-large, and Jn- olina to Grant by fifteen or twenty
serting below the names of the Gree- thousand majority.
ley District Electors. Thus they
hope to carry eight of the electoral votes
for Greeler .
to exercise a manly independence in
the expression of an honest opinion.
Four Hundred and Thirty Thou
sand Grant and Wilson tickets have
been printed at this office for North
Carolina, and sent out to the various
Disaffection to Greeleyisui.
A Statesville letter to The Charlotte
Bulletin, (straight Democrat) says :
It is certain that many of both the leaders
and the masses of the Democracy are sick
of Greeley. They hesitate to break with
the party, though in their hearts they feel
they have been sold. The Hon. Thomas
Ruffln. Colonel John F. Hoke, Hon. Plato
Durham, and any number of less noted but
equally- lnnuenuai .Democrats, such as
Archibald . Henderson, of Salisbury. Dr.
Campbell, of thisi place. Col. Whitson. of
Old Fort, all incline to O'Conor
It is also understood that many of the
canrassers in the Summer campaign refuse
to speak in this. In fact, a month hence it
will be hard to find a sensible Democrat to
admit be ever vanted Greeley.
We know many gentleman of this
The Conservative members of the
Legislature, who, at the last session of
the General Assembly, laid such vio
lent hands on the Senatorial and Con
gressional Districts of the State and
" gerrymandered " them out of all
shape and proportions, each and every
one, took a solemn oath to support, main
tain and sustain the power and force of
this just provision and plain language
of the Constitution of North Carolina:
"2 hat each Senatorial District shall
contain, as nearly as may be, an equal
number of inhabitants. and
shall at all times consist of contiguous
Now let us see.
and trickery, in that Convention cam
paign, attempted to deceive and entrap
the people of the State into a fatal and
false position, merely to gratify parti
san malignity and political hate, and
to satisfy the cravings and demands of
their masters, a pack of office-hungry
politicians and worn out party "hacks."
But these tender conscienced gentlemen
did -perjure themselves-
when they gave to the 3rd, 12th, 18th
and 25th Districts, containing 120,885
inhabitants only four Senators; while
to the 10th, 14th, 17th, 23rd and 2ith,
containing a population of only 116,337,
they gave SEVEN Sentors !
Can t he people of North Carolina fur
ther trust a party ef gentlemen with
such tender but accommodating con
sciences? These gentlemen are Gree-
ley-ites; and not understanding the
wishes, nor representing the sentiment
of the people of North Carolina, they
propose to elect a United States Sena
tor at the approaching session of the
p.ww ia to make these reforms with
i wo inirus oriiw
Out for O'Conor and Adams.
The Cleaveland Banner of Saturday
the 26th instant contains the announce
ment of Hon. Plato Durham as Editor
of that paper.
The names of O'Conor and Adams
are placed at the head of the paper, and
the new editor says, by way of saluta
The Seventeenth and Eighteenth tory:
Districts Johnston and Wake counties
are " contiguous territory."
Wake county the 18th Dis
trictallotted one SenaC&Tfcas a
population of j 35,617
Johnston county the 17th Dis
trict allotted one Senator, has a
"It s will be observed, that we hoist
the names of O'Conor and Adams as
candidates for the offices of President
and Vice-President. We can do-noth
ing else consistent with our conscien
tious convictions of duty.
"The reform movement, wnich t
few months ago, promised success, was
throttled in its infancy, when the name
ot Horace Greeley was placed upon its
ticket, as a candidate for iresiaent ;
and Jin taking up and ratifying this
nomination at Baltimore, the .National
Democratic Convention i sold out the
honest rank and file of the party to
Difference in population, 18,720
Thus as 16,897 are to 35,617, did the
members of the last General Assembly
of North Carolina,' who voted for this gratify the caprice of a few men. The
arrangement of ! Senatorial Districts, result of this course is overwhelmingly
, 1 . . . . TT has been held since the Baltimore uon
ijuv,-a ana the party wnicn vention: and especially, in the elec-
sup ports such men and measures, and tions of Pennsylvania, Ohio and Indi
the men themsel ves. aro no lnnirer wor- ana. 1 These elections show conclusive-
thy of the public confidence of as intel
ligent and patriotic a people as we
know the people of North Carolina to
townships of the State. Every town
ship has been supplied by m". ' If any represented in certain quarters to be in
have not reached their destination, lei- that high position. The Southern peo-
egraph, dispatch messengers, and write pie have political, and not personal, city and section, active for Merrimon
by mail. objections to Gen. Grant" I iast Summer, who are now Indifferent
It will be remembered that the Con
servative members of the last General
Assembly all united in an address to
the people of North Carolina, appeal
lv. that Democrats refuse to be sold;
that they refuse to abandon the time-
honored principles of the party and of
consufcuuonai government, jur lue
vague, undefined and uncertain prom
ise of what some may term reform;
that they refuse to surrender the field to
the enemy (as the platform at Balti
more does) for the precious privilege of
being allowed to do Homage to tne
leader of that enemy, Horace Greeley ;
that they refuse to follow a few men,
heretofore considered leaders of the
ing for a Convention, otherwise 0rA!532E2SlI2K&tt
abandoned, and into the support of one,
the said members, were compelled to j
inflict on the "dear people11 the ruinous
burden of an extraordinary tax-levy,
or, they said, they should have to perjure
themselves, or resign !
Well, the people did not gratify them
the intimation of the support of whom,
twelve months ago, would have been
sufficient to brand its author with the
epithets renegade and traitor ; that they
refuse to be forced into the support oi
the arch enemy of the Democratic party,
with a Convention; these tender con-1 Mr. Greeley, at a sacrifice of the prin-
States against him, and with no hope
of changing it within the next four
years ; and with a large Radical gain
(as the late elections show) in the House
of Kepresentatives. ;
"No. Democrats i and the world
know that Mr. Greeley is and has been
a, fanatic upon every important issue.
which has come before the people of
the United states during his political
life. He was a dangerous agitator, fa
natic and extremist upon the slavery
question before the war ; he educated a
public sentiment at the North, hostile
to the institution of slavery, which
finally culminated in a disastrous civil
war; he supported that war against
the Southern people with all theawlity
he possessed, and through his influence.
many Southern youths, to-day fill im-
But his Anti-Slavery and war record
could be excused by Democrats if his
subsequent record were not so wholly
obnoxious to the Democratic sentiment
of the country. Through his able pa
per, The New i York Tribune, the most
influential Republican paper in the
country, he clamored for reconstruction
measures, and belabored Congress un
til they were passed ; he clamored for
civil rights bills; he" clamored for civil
and political equality: he clamored for
the impeachment, of Andrew Johnson :
he clamored for Ku Klux BiUs, ana
he constantly belabored Congress until
all of these objectionable and obnoxious
measures were passed. i
"He has said more hard things of the
Democratic party : and particularly of
the Democracy of the South, than any
other hundred men in the Nation, and
Democrats cannot forget, that this de
nunciation of the party and its princi
pies, by Mr. Greeley, continued up to
about six months : ago, nor can they
forget his abnoxious views upon the
great tariff question which has so long
made the poor classe3," and sections of
the country tributary to more wealthy
classes and sections.
; "To expect Democrats, who.are Dem
ocrats from principle, to forget this
record of Mr. Greeley, and shutting
their eyes to the bitter draught, to gulp
him down like a glass oi seasoned, wine,
is too much. It would be more palata
ble, If Mr. Greeley now repented of his
war unon .Democratic sentiment and
Democratic principle : but he not only
does not repent, but, in his speeches
throughout the North, he points to his
record, as an evidence, that he is a true
. "The; result is, that .Democrats or
principle everywhere are standing aloof
from the movement, seeing, that over-
Whelming defeat- stares them in the
face, and that they have been surren
dered to the enemy by a few ambitious,
spavined leaders and place hunters,
more intent upon place and power at
any sacrifice, than they are upon pre-.
serving a constitutional atepuDlic for
the American people.":
The Raleigh "Dally Era."
We are glad to notice that this able
Republican paper, at Raleigh, N. C,
which has heretofore been published
tri-weekly, is hereafter to be published
daily. It has done good service, in a
locality where it was much needed,
and we are glad to see that it is build
ing up a business which promises suc
cess. We trust the tried and true Re
publicans of the old North State will
give it a hearty and substantial sup
port. Washington i 'hromcie t
Notwithstanding the political warmth
and party feeling of this campaign, no
partisan of President Grant, or oppo
nent of Mr. Greeley, can refuse, for the
latter gentleman, the fullest measure of
sympathy in the condition of Mrs.
Greeley, account of which we get from
The New York Heralds ,
f Tfm puopltf 2?o4Ji Oetncrlna, Vf all "
parties, feel the liveliest personal in
teresi in this good woman She was
once a resident of our State,' and thus,
from having been our guest, she Is, in
some sense, still one of our ladies. nd
she is a genuine heroine, whoso life
deserves to be written. 1
First we find her at work, gaining
her own livelihood, in a highly honor
able calling, and in a most praise wort
thy and creditable manner. Separated
from home and the friends and ac
quaintances of her girlhood, by a dis
tance of several hundred miles, at a
time jwhen inter-communlcatloh be
tween the North and South was neces
sarily slow, tedious and often uncertain.
this lady, in her youth, found herself
thrown among strangers whose man
ners and customs, and mode of thought,
were entirely different from the peopJo
from which she came, and whom sho
had known. We can easily Imagine tho
enduring-spirit and unfailing-courage
necessary to sustain "this Northern
maiden, when first she found herself
among Southern strangers.
But she found a hearty welcome and
a generous encouragement In the per
fect freedom of a plain JNorth Carolina
home in the early days of her strug
gling maidenhood, when only a plain
Northern school-mistress. , She. and her
distinguished husband, and . amiable '
daughter, now have a full outpouring
of generous sympathy from the same
plain North Carolina people With whom
the youthful ; maiden found her early
Marrying a poor ungainly
whom the world was then disposed to
laugh, she has watched his shuffling,
ambling gaiti encouraged his awkward
footsteps, and - rounded the orners of
his somewhat rugged and eccentric ncj
ture, until she has seen him stand
gracefully on the pinnacle of Journalistic ,
fame, j -
And now, when the tidings from her
sick chamber proclaim that the sunset
of her life is about tinging the yellow,!
fading, autumn woods, a large body of
the American people are preparing to
march up to the ballot-box to cast their
votes for the husband of this lady iu
connection With the highest office tho
most honorable, responsible and distin
guished official position within the
gift of fifty millions of free. Intelligent
and progressive people. , j ;
Old age is apt to . fittingly crown
youthful heroism ; but such honors as
this noble woman has won, seldom gild
the drapery of the couch that modern '
heroes and heroines fold about them
when they lie down to pleasant dreams.
In 13CJ8 Greeley said Grant was the
best man and purest patriot In the
world. ! From 1868 to 1872 Grant has
followed Greeley's advice till he has
become, so Greeley says, the worst man
in the world. Alorai beware oi ureei
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