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From Daily Era, Tuesday. Dec. 3.
The Senatorial Contest Ended.
After balloting a week and a day,
the Senatorial dead-lock in the
North Carolina Legislature is bro
ken, and a Senator has been chosen.
f In casting their votes unaniraous
ly forlloN. A. S. Merrimon, the
Republican members of this Legis
lature have demonstrated the unity,
strength ami potency of the Itepul
liean iarty in North Carolina.
Seeing that we could not rlect a
.Senator from the ranks of our own
party; and admiring the pluck and
pertinacity of the handful of Judge
..lerrimon's fricuds in the General
Assembly, we have elected him to
the Senate of tho United States un
conditionally and without pledges,
and, after the sudden withdrawal
and breaking up on Saturday night,
without preconcerted arrangement.
We claim 19 have demonstrated
in this election the ability and the
ever-present readiness of Republi
cans to rise above the level of party
in great emergencies like this, some
thing the opposition have shown
themselves unable to do under any
WV have done more: we show
by to-day's balloting our worthiness
to receive the confidence and con
stant su;iort and co-operation of
such men m always desire the good
of the country and wise legislation
of the State, even in the highest mo
ments of party excitement.
We have laid our prejudices and
political preferences on thealjarof
country, and with one unanimous
voice elected to the Senate of the
United States the standard-bearer
in the last Summer's campaign of
the Democrats and Conservatives of
We have acted deliberately, but,
we have acted well, and the Repub
lican members of this General As
sembly, mindful of the wishes and
interests of their constituents, have
cast their votes for a gentleman,
who, in the Senate of tho United
States will do credit to the country
and high service to the State.
We therefore congratulate the
Republican members of this Gen
eral Assembly, the friends of Judge
Merrimon who have so bravely
stood by him, and the people of
North Carolina, of all parties, who
are assured in this instance of an
able and faithful representative at
Jjjta Daily Era, Wednesdaj-,' Dec 4.
The CoIorrl Member! of -Uie
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From Daily Era, Wednesday, Dec.
The contest which has been going
on for the position of United States
Senator was brought to a close, on
yesterday, by the election of Hon.
A. S. Merrimon. The Republicans,
in solid column, joined the Demo
cratic members of the Legislature,
who believed, that the election of
Governor Vance, with his war
record, would bo a State calamity.
Great bitterness of feeling exists be
tween the Vance and Merrimon fac
tions, and many friends of the for
mer express regret, "that they did
not vote for Senator Pool.
Much has been gained by the Re
publican party through tho skillful
management and personal sacrifices
of Mr. Pool. He held the Republi
cans together, until all hope of his
own election had vanished, and
then advised them to vote forjudge
Merrimon. The caoses of Irritation
which exist between these gentle
men are well known, and this great
act of magnanimity on his part will
doubtless be properly appreciated.
There is no man in the State, and
but few in the nation, who ikisscss
the political sagacity of our distin
guished Senator, and we sincerely
hope that his eminent services and
great sacrifices to'the party and to
the State, will be appreciated in
Washington, and will receive a due
Whilst we would have preferred
the election of Jlr. Pool to any man
in the State, we have nothing to say
against his successor. Judge Merri-
rimon was a union man throughout
the war, and since then has exhib
ited none of that prescriptive and
intolerantspirit which hasdisgraced
too many of his political associates.
We believe him ti be a national
man in his views, and that his
course in the Senate will be directed
to the promotion of the prosperity
and glory of North Carolina.
j performed it
We desire to endorse the colored
Senators and Representatives of
this Legislature to their constitu
ents as in every way, and in the
highest degree, worthy of the confi
dence and continued support of
their resjective constituencies.
Messrs. Eppcs, Harris, Hyman
and Hanson of the Senate; and
Messrs. Abbott, Runn, Bowe, Dud
ley, Ellison, Fletcher, King,
Hughes, Lloyd, Mabson, McLaurin
,nnd Williamson, all voted for
Judge Merrimon yesterday to a
man, when manyofthim knew
that their action was liable to be
misunderstood and misconstrued
by some enemy at home ; but they
did their duty unflinchingly, and
. their explanations on the floor were
in goo; I taste, good language and
v good sense, betokening in our col
ored Senators and Representatives
; an understanding and patriotism
- not to be despised by any of us of
r whiter skins.
seeing and under-
and their conduct of yesterday dem
onstrates to the people of North
Carolina that these colored men and
their colored constituencies are
worthy of all the confluence and en
couragement the white people of
North Carolina can give them.
We single out these colored men
thus, because we know it was more
diflicult for them to lay aside the
prejudices and preferences of their
race than for the white Republicans
to make up their minds to vote for
a Democrat ; and we group the col
ored men together, as we have, that
Senator Merrimon may show to the
people of the United States, in the
, Senate and elsewhere, that he has a
colored constituency in North Caro
lina who, passing through the most
terrible ordeal any colored Repre
sentative has yet known, have come
oat wanting in none of the elements
of true men, but worthy of men
tion.recognition and encouragement
And if any constituent of these
colored Senators and Representa
tives feels inclined to find fault with
these men, let him complain to the
Republican party of North Carolina
of this Legislature, and to us, for we
take our shard of the responsibility,
for the action yesterday was the
action of the Republican party of
North Carolina, and not the indi
vidual conduct of any single individual.
Greeley as the
It is said over-work caused Mr.
Greeley's death. His ability to go
to sleep at almost any moment,
doubtless prolonged his life for many
years. On this subject, a correspond
ent of Tlie Xew York Commercial
says of Horace Greeley :
It has often been said, and I believe
truly, that his remarkable ability of go
ing to sleep at any moment, lias savea
him from breaking down. I have many
times seen this ability illustrated in
amusing ways. Ho will write an article
and as sxn as he has put the last words
on paper, he wiii be sound asleep. lie
will deliver a speech at a meeting and
then retire to a chair in the rear of the
platform and sleep all through the other
speeches. When perplexed by the visit
ofaboreor blatherskite, he will quietly
drop oir to sleep. He will take littlo
naps at a public dinner, during the
post-prandial speeches. He is famous
for sleeping at Dr. Chapin's church,
during the flowery sermons. He will
sleep in the street cars, omnibuses, and
all sorts of public places. There is no
sham about it. I inveUigatedthis point
not long ago, at a public lecture, when
I happened to sit beside him. The mo
ment the lecturer said "Ladies and
gentlemen," Greeley closed his eyes,
and it was easy to see by the nervous
twitchings of the muscles of his face
that the sleep, which continued till dis
turbed by the applause at the close or
the lecture, was genuine, lie then re
marked that he was tired, and found
his way into a street ear. when he again
dozed till it reached the door of his
house. I should not have been sur
prised to hear that, when he got to his
room that night, he had written several
columns or powerful editorials for next
morning's Tribune. It is evident tbat
the old god Somnus presided at Gree
ley's birth, and conferred on him that
boon which the poet Young describes a
" Tired nature's sweet restorer, balmy
sleeD" and which Shakespeare eulog
ized as "Gentle sleep, natures soft
A Greeley Organ Opposes Am
, TheTarboro Enquirer comes to us
with an article protesting against
the removal of the disabilities im
posed upon Governor Holden by the
Court of Impeachment. . We are
susDriseJ at this. f We had thought
all desire on the part of our political
adversaries to keep anything be
fore trie public; which in itself ten
ded to perpetuat bad feeling and
recall 'acrid memories, took their
flight when, by common consent,
the masses of the Democracy agreed
to support Mr. Greeley. But it
seems that The Enquirer is a reser
voir of smothered malice, and de
sires to doubly forge the chains of
disfranchisement which clankle on
Governor Holden with" such force
that a voice is swelling up from the
people demanding that his disabili
ties be removed that he be made
a free man. ? . ,
The Enquirer supported Mr. Gree
ley because of his eminent services
in behalf of Universal Amnesty, to
say nothing of many other reasons
that might readily be given for such
support. In this connection it must
be remembered that Mr. Greeley
pleaded for men who were guilty
of High Treason men . who had
levied war against the government
they had sworn to support. There
is no parallel in their cases and that
qf Governor Holden. The latter
exhausted all the means provided
by the Constitution and the laws
enacted thereunder, in an honest
effort to protect the innocent and
defenceless from outrage and wrong.
For this he was impeached, depos
ed, and disqualified from holding
any State oflice. If Mr. Greeley
could advocate Amnesty for men
who levied war against the general
government, surely, the Democratic
Press of this State, which supported
Mr. Greeley with so much enthusi-
asm, will not oppose any ana an
efforts that may be made to relieve
Governor Holden of his disabilities !
The President has pardoned several
rnen who were convicted under the
Enforcement Act; and there is a
disposition on the part of the gov
ernment to deal leniently and ex
tend Amnesty to all who stand in
dicted in the U. S. Courts for crimes
these cases have been finally dispos
ed of, the reign of the Ku Klux
throughout the . Southern States,
will soon be forgotten in the general
good feeling that is manifesting it
self among the people, and in, the
yftequAlieu prosperity ana np
ness that irciTyLjMTwLJime-
diate future. Why,
army, mixed with wormwood, as a
preventative against miasmatic fe
vers of that climate. To use a slang
phrase the army took to it nat
urally" and became intensely fond
of it. They carried the taste with
them to beautiful France," and
the evil has increased every day
tremendiously, until it has assumed
terrific proportions. . v-
From Daily Era, Wednesday, Dec. 4.
The magnanimity of the. -Itepul-licans
in casting thefr'yote for
Judge Merrimon yesterday Surpass
es the glory of the conquest J jj?. ?
As a compliment to the man and
a tribute to his worth, Judge Merri
mon knows how to receive and ap
preciate it; and the trust reposed
in him he will never abuse.
A few months since Judge Merri
mon wai the standard-bearer of his
party in the warmest andmost
thorough political contest ever car
ried on in North Carolina, and al
though he could not defeat our
candidate for Governor, his able
canvass of the State gave the Leg
islature to tho Conservatives, ger
rymandered as the State was by the
According to all the rules of party
fairness and political justice, and
"Democratic usages and customs,"
Judge Merrimon was entitled to the
Senatorship at the hands of that
majority in the General Assembly
he had so materially aided to create.
But it was very soon apparent that
this Conservative majority was by
no manner of means to benefit
Judge Merrimon, but his services to
his party were to go unrecognized
A handful of his personal friends
and political admirers, however,
determined to stand by him, and
the Republican Senators and Rep
resentatives seeing the merit in the
man, and unable to elert a Senator
From Daily Era, Wednesday, Dec. 4.
OliplicityWho Are the Men ot
Falsehood and Bad Faith?
The Sews of to-day tries to account
for the defeat of Governor Vance by
charging duplicity and bad faith on
the part of certain of Judge Merri- which smack of politics.
mon's friends, who, The JTeics as
serts, brought Governor Vance for
ward again, contrary to the wishes
of Vance's friends, onjy to vote
against and defeat Vance in joint
session, after having pledged thenar
weivoj to Vance, jiahia-frieacLiio
Now who are these men of false
hood and bad faith ? We challenge
The Aetrs for their names, and we
must hare them. Enough of these
gentlemen," says The Aeir, vol
untarily offered to support Vance
"to secure his election."
WTho were they?
Here is the list of Conservatives
who voted for Judge Merrimon yes
terday: Messrs. A vera, Humphrey, Love,
Merrimon, Powell, and Welch, in
the Senate ; and Messrs. Anderson
of Clay, Bryson of Swain, Dickey,
Hanner, Hinnant, Haynes, Joyner,
Moring, Waugh, and Whitraire, of
Are any of these the gentlemen
of duplicity, falsehood and bad faith
alluded to by 7 he Xeicsf
We ask because we want to know;
ami tee must have an answer.
; Horace Greeley.
- Ia 'December, 1844, that highly
enlightened and noble-souled wo-
fnan, Margaret ; Fuller Ossoli, took
up her abode with Mr. and Mrs.
jUreeley, and commenced her con
tributions to The Tribune. She
conceived the highest regard for
Mr. Greeley, as "a man of genuine
excellence, honorable, benevolent,
and of an uncorrupted disposition."
Site said, with the exception of
my own mother, I think him the
liiOist disinterestedly generous per
son I have ever known." She bore
testimony also to his " great abili
Soon after her death, caused by
shipwreck Just as she was touching
the shore of this country, on her
return from Italy, Mr. Greeley re
ebrdec his recollections of her, in
ti.ic of the tenderest and most beau
ful letters . that ever proceeded
r yni-iua ; pen:., in conciuawg mis
letter he graph fcally describeulhe
affection wiiich existed between his
only son, his little " Pickie," and
Margaret, and the touching farewell
of Margaret to little "Pickie" and
others, when she embarked at New
York for Europe. Mr. Greeley
" Thus they parted, never to meet
again in time. She sent him mes
sages and presents repeatedly from
Europe: and he, when somewhat
older, dictated a letter in return,
which was joyfully received and
acknowledged. When the mother
of our great-souled friend spent
some days with us nearly two years
afterward, "Pickie"- talked to her
often and lovingly of 'Aunty Mar
caret.' proposing that they too
should take a boat and go over and
see her for, to his infantile concep
tion, the low coast of Long Island,
visible just across the East River,
was that Europe to which she had
sailed, and where she was unac-
solidly as they voted for him. The
Republicans made an honest effort
to re-elect Mr. Pool, and when they
decided that he could not be elected,
they voted for Judge "Merrimon
freely and voluntarily.
The Observer of yesterday com
mented on the Senatorial election
as follows :
The Senatorial context ended yester
day in the election of Judge Merrimon
by the Republican vote united to the
ballots of fourteen Conservatives, so
called. . " .
The result astonishes us greatly. We
did not think tbat Merrimon could
have done this thing : sold his birth
right for mess of pottage; sacrificed
himself; his party and his Slate, to grat
ify his personal ambition.
It is to be deeply deplored that a
man occupying the position held -by
Judge Merrimon should in this man
ner bring reproach upon the State.
Merrimon deserves the severest con
demnation for his shameful course in
this matter. ,
2 he Liberal, published in New-
berne, repudiates Judge Merrimon
after this fashion : 1
malady is in Shelby
They call it "bug juice" in Ashe
ville. Col. Samuel Riddle of Craven
Wood is three, dollars a cord in
A case of colored triplets in Yad-
.The youths in Magnolia
WILLIAM J. BUSUALL
new postmaster at iJeaulbrt.
The Senatorial election i ha
nusoruing ropie in Charlotte.
The two children in Charlotte
with small pox have recovered.
J. A. D. Stephen-son-ha starts
an iron foundry near Statesville.
Ml. JOHX RtiSEMOXD. of this
county, has removed to llillsboro.
Mrs. Maky McDowell, no-pd
ot, aiea suaueniy in Kutherfordton.
1WENTY-SEVEN' cases and piVht
circus will-visit Peters-
. The horse disease has played out in
one dollar a
The Atlanta and Richmond Air.
.Liine is om:jir
' The grent politicaljaiictiou is over, the j ClZA
Woodcock are worth
pair m Xew York. ' ,
clier trnl v savs that tha mother'
heart is the chilcts school room.
Georgia schoolmasters use the der
ringer as a substitute for the birch and
ferule. - .
The dew should now be spoken of
in poetry as "the perspiration of the
mopn."r j . js UM JUT
- Kausaa has raised . peanut enough
this year to give the whole world th3
stomach ache. , ; i ; 1
..Only one or two more left. Gen.
Washington's nurses. A great mauy '
have lately died.
Louisiana oranges are 'sold on the
trees by their producers at from five to
ten dollars a thousand. ' ' ' '
An English lord is shooting prairio
dogs in Kansas, under the impression
that they are grizzly bears. .
We are looking every day to hear of
Camentem . for Hraaalnn.. tin 1
deaths of (small pox in Mlarnett county, j head in the nicest architectural style.
-i.no luveuuo lUTuo lucnmonu ( v
to Merrimon, the Radicals furnishing
him with the ability to make the high
est bid. it sounds strange to us who
Supported him so faithfully and cordi
ally in August, to bear the negroes
shouting on the streets, as they are to
night, hurrah ! for Merrimon. We all
feel, as if some one was dead in the
household. We claim no inheritance in
this man, who has treated us so shame
l'u 11 v and cruel! v in the hour of humili
ty and sorrow. Let him wear his laurels,
before they become a crown of thorns.
For if there is any retribution for polit
ical otlenders, tne clays 01 his triumph
will be few.
of Vance's letter of
.dDot in ChaHotfc
prtjunn bond? ere s"!llrt
lt ansrliu ufircratJtl.tr
the relief of Governor Holden ?
The great majority of the people are
now of the opinion that he was jus
tified in making ,the effort that he
did to put down violence and crime
in our State. If he violated the Con
stitution in the slightest particular,
it was done in the interest of humani
ty and peace. The party which plac
ed the bans upon Governor Holden is
still in power in this State. Justice
and a due observance of public opin
ion on the part of the representa
tives of the people, demands that
Governor Holden be relieved of his
disabilities and restored to his rights
as an American citizen. We doubt
the power of the Legislature to re
move the disqualification, but what
ever can be done should be done at
once, j j
Gen. Grant's re-election was over
whelming ; and now that the great
and good Horace G reeley has "gone
to that bourne from whence no trav
eler returns,": with Universal Am
nesty at the hands of the Congress,
and the relief 'of one man by the
countably detained so long. Alas !
from the ranks of their own party, a far longer and more adventurous
magnanimously, ana witn un par- journey was required to; re-unite
alleled unanimity, cast their votes those loving souls ! The lUJi of
for Judge Merrimon and elected him July, 1849, saw him stricken down,
to the Senate Qf the United States fr0m health to death, by the rele.it
for six years. less cholera; and my letter, an
To do this, much of the past had nouncing that calamity, drew from
to be cast behind and forgotten. her a burst of passionate sorrow,
Much of the bitterness of last Sum- such as hardly any bereavement but
mer's campaign had to be forgotten, the loss of a very near relati ve could
and many things in the past history have impelled. Another year had
of Judge Merrimon had to be for- just ended, when a calamity, equal
given. The Republicans of North Iy sudden, bereft a wide circle of
Carolina knew Judge Merrimon as her likewise, with her husband and
one of the ablest and most inveter- infant son. Little did I fear, when
ate of the prosecutors of Governor 1 bade her a confident good-by, on ;
Holden two years . n go -':trfrftf:V the deck of her outward-bound ship. !
;iiMhtqjiI"i uc awjngs. ' rT.Uii inn rnnTfl rTn i nvw hr l t. '
est and raostdllngcfouTilJiTiarthly remaflSFewe BhouICfeGS
withdrawal, The Liberal has this to
Read the letter of this tried patriot
and statesman to the Democratic mem
bers of the Legislature, when he found.
that Merrimon had resolved to defeat
his election. It sounds like the bugle
blast of one of Jeb Stuart's cavalry
charges. INoble, gilted, patriotic Vance!
defeated by a conspiracy in the house of
his Iriends, he becomes, henceforth,
North Carolina's most priceless treas
ure. When the men who robbed him
of his honors, shall be neglected and
forgotten, and the nan.o of the success
ful candidate shall be linked with re
viling and reproach, his brow shall be
adorned by his native State with the
richest flowers of honor, admiration and
The Greensboro Patriot thinks dis
cretion the better part of valor:
wherefore, it comments as follows :
We regret exceedingly that Judge
.Merrimon, for whom we entertain a
high respect, has seen fit to choose this
course, and accept an election at the
hands of the Radicals when he failed to
secure the support of his own party
friends. It will have a bad effect on the
party organization, and will result in
disasters to us hereafter.
The Radicals already claim the result
as a triumph for them, and virtually
it is so.
The newly-elected Senator is a
man of honor. His present position
among the leading men of the State,
is the result of his own labors. He
is eriMucauy a -seii-maae man.
nents of the Republican party, in a
North Carolina. But, notwith
standing all these things, the Re
publicans were able to immolate
their prejudices on the altar of their
country, and to forget their griev
ances in the hour of an emergent
This election of Judge Merrimon
by the Republicans furnishes an
instance of magnanimity unparal
leled in the history of American
politics, and the great overshadow
ing circumstance of the occurrence
is the fact that it was done without
promises or pledges of any kind
from Judge Merrimon, for none
were asked or required, Knowing
the character and good faith of the
man, the Republicans unhesitating
ly honored him with their confi
dence and support.
Legislature, nothing will
to remind our people that
this Union was once the scene of
fratricidal strife, and that the South
was, no longer than 1870, the scene
of violence and intimidation for
have another name for al
coholic stimulants in France. They
call it 'f Absinthe." Like many of
the novelties of fashionable life, it
has not proved: particularly benefi
cial to the health of those using it.
A comrrJittee.r appointed by the
Pharmaceutical, Society of France,
have just made -a report, in which,
after reviewing all the methods em-
ployed in the manufacture of " Ab-
sinthe.'j' and. the alarming loss of
life it has caused in the( land of
Gaul, and the-; colonies of France,
they crushingly, condemn it as poi
son, ana recommend tnat enorts oe
made to prohibit its sale, unless on
theprcscriptio'riof a physician. The
report says " the pleasant flavor of
"Absinthe," . induces persons to
drink twenty Ijimes as much alco
hol as they would be likely to con
sume if their drinking was confined
to brandy, whiskey and wine." The
rapid opularity of this drink in
France is absolutely surprising. It
was scarcely known until the expe-
Mr. Greeley's Last Moments.
Dr. Hammond, one of the five
physicians attending Mr. Greeley,
thus describes the last moments of
the venerable journalist :
" This morning I went down and
found Mr. Greeley in a very sad
condition. His mind is quite gone.
He does not know his friends, and
speaks quite incoherently. While
1 was at his bedside, JUr. Weed, an
old friend of Mr. Greeley's, came
up, and, wishing to test Mr. Gree
ley, I said, Mr. Greeley, do you
know Mr. Weed?' Mr. Greeley
stared vacantly at Mr. Weed and
answered that he had never met
him in his life before, and did not
know Rim; and said he further:
'I never heard the name of Weed
"Is he quiet, doctor?"
"No, he talks incoherently the
whole time, and is quite obstinate.
If one wants him to show the pupil
of his eye he immediately closes
his eyelid tightly, and refuses point
blank to let anybody look at him.
If hisiurse has to be felt, he strug
gles and keeps his wrist hidden as
long as he can. lie refuses 10 eac
anything from a spoon, so we had
to administer beel tea tnrougn a
"Mr. Greeley fails to recognize
his triends, doctor, I think you
" Yes, sir. He does not know his
own daughter. He keeps talking
the whole time ; by t as what he says
is quite unintelligible, of course no
notice is taken of it. one tning ne
kept repeating over and over again
while 1 was there was,
when I was born, and I
when I died.' "
nto Algeria, in 1848. Then
prescribed . for the French
Decrease of Coin. In the
Treasury report the debt statement
shows a decrease debt of one and
one eighth of a million. Coin in the
Treasury is sixty-nine and a half
million. Currency is ten ana one-
again : far less that the light of my
eyes and the cynosure of my hopes,
who then bade her a tenderer and
sadder farewell, would j precede her
on the dim pathway to that Fath
er's house, whence is no returning!
Ah, well! God is above all, and
gracious alike in what he conceals
and what he discloses ; benignant
and bounteous, as well when he re
claims as when he bestows. In a
few years, at farthest, our loved and
lost ones will welcome us to their
Intolerance ot the Vance-Ransom
Organs Onslaught on
Judge 3rerrimon and . his
While the balloting Air U. S.
Senator, was in progress. The Char
lotte Observer cracked the party lash
over Judge Merrimon and his
friends in the Legislature as fol
The obstinacy of Merrimon's friends
in resisting "the caucus nomina
tion is costing the State of North
Carolina thousands of dollars. The
Legislature is wasting its time, and to
day seems no nearer reaching a decision
than it was a week ago. For the heavy
expense entailed upon tho State the
Consevative minority are responsible.
And the people should hold them to ao
count for it.
Yes, and the majority of the
Democratic members who refused
to support Judge Merrimon for the
Senate because he did not fight for
the Confederacy, are also responsi
ble for the waste of the people's
money. It was an issue that should
not have been made ; and the peace
men of the State will rejoice that
the Vance-Ransom combination was
defeated and scattered on a field of
their own choosing.
The same paper reads Judge
Merrimon out of the Democratic
party in this wise:
It is very probable that Merrimon
will be elected on the next ballot Mon
day, by the Republican vote auuea 10
his small minority 01 nvemy-iwu.
If he does go to the United States
Senate by means of the Kepnoncan
vote, it would show base ingratitude to
his Radical constituency 11 ne aia not
at once adopt their principles and sail
henceforth under tneir colors, jjiiectea
in this way he would be no representa
tive of the conservatives of North Caro
Judge Merrimon received the
unanimous support ot the Republi-
can members 01 me legislature
without any agreement or under
standing whatever. Had he been
willing to bargain and sell him
self for the position of U. S. Sen
ator, the Republican members
would have voted against him as
pendent position ; he is above
party and we doubt not that he
will place himself upon high Nation
al ground, and that his term of six
years in the Senate will be devoted
to the best interests of the whole
country. A man of such enlarged
views as Judge Merrimon cannot be
circumscribed by party, neither can
his efforts for good, be limited to
the boundary lines of his native
It is our opinion that The People
have everything to expect and noth
ing to fear from Senator Merrimon.
His Excellency, Governor Cald
well, Thursday, appointed Thomas
Settle, of Guilford, Associate Justice
of the Supreme Court, vice R. P.
Dick resigned. We announce this
appointment with unfeigned pleas
ure. Judge Settle was elected As
sociate Justice of the Supreme Court
in 1868, and presided with signal
ability until his resignation in the
Spring of 1871. On the great ques
tion of the homestead and others of a
like nature, which so vitally concern
our people in their present reduced
circumstances, and which are so con
stantly brought before the Supreme
Court, the opinion of Judge Settle
is well-known to be in accord with
a majority of the Court, and we are
satisfied Governor Caldwell could
not have made an appointment
which would have given more sat
isfaction to the other members of
the Court, the Bar and the people.
The "contested election," pro
posed by The JVews and other prints
some monms since, came on in
joint session of the General Assem
bly on Tuesday, 3rd, when Hon. A.
S. Merrimon, the Democratic-Conservative
candidate for Governor,
was declared elected to the Senate
of the United States, for six years,
by the Republican party of North
We don't blame. The News and
its clique for wearing long faces af
ter the result of the Senatorial con
test of Tuesday, 3rd. Though twen
ty-four in the minority, the Repub
licans have had their say as to
who should be the Senator from
Columbus, a town in Polk coun
ty, has no post office.
The Savings liarik in Newbern
auows one-half per cent a month in
Five bearskins have been brought
-r T k 1' . . .
iroui Dcauiort county ana sola in Hcvf-berne.
The City Fathers bf.Wilminsrton
distributed twenty cords of wood among
iSX-SHEKIFF SCHENK is KTing
very ill at his residence near Wil
Weil and Bros of Goldsboro in
A - J a. i 1 "1 . ma . .
ibuu ujrtjcung a nana so me xneatre in
TnE wife of Aaron Bisrererstaff
aiea 01 cancer in Kutherfordton last
The horse malady has stopped
the tri-weeklv mail from Tinffaln riiinor
mills to Shelby.
The new crop of peanuts sells in
Wilmington from 80 cents to a dollar
and ten per bushel. V
On yesterday morning, savs the
Surry Visitor, the Blue Kidge 'Moun
tain was draped in snow.
A little son. of Mr. Pooe of
New Hanover fell into a well, and was
drawn up, one arm broke.
Finest porker in Weldon weicrhed
307 pounds, 7 months old, and was re
tailed at ten cents per pound.
Archibald Higgs, for manv
years the postmaster at Sycamore Al
ley, in Halifax county, is dead.
Only one North Carolina ham
to be found in Wilmington, and the
price of that, 32 cents per pound.
The heirs of John E. Avmett of
Newbern have rec-ived five thousand
dollars as the policy upon his life.
Two new cases of small dox have-
appeared in Charlotte on the lots where
tne nrst tv persons were attacked.
Mr. L. A. Hart of Wilmington
who has been very ill for tho last eleven
weeks is able to appear at his office.
Eight hundred dollars will build
the Baptist Church in Marion, and five
hundred of it have been subscribed.
An itinerant bird show with lit
tle birds that act dead and fire off little
cannon is on exhibition iu Goldsboro.
Two small colored bovs convicted
bound out. A very gooa disposition.
A lady remarked to the editor
of the Fayet teville Observer that "a good
jolly hearted husband beats a stove to
A wild cat's hide that weighed
fifty pounds was sold in Asheville by a
colored man who killed the cat iu Clay
The choir of the Front Street
Methodist Church in Wilmingtou have
presented their pastor with a gold head
The Charlotte Observer learns
the report of several cases of small pox
in Lincolnton, but can't vouch for the
truth of it.
Judge Elisha Baker, a native
and formerly a citizen' of Rutherford
count3r, is now the Governor elect of
Brown Gordon of Oranere killed
a hog Friday that weighed 5161b?. and
measured when hung up, seven ieetand
A man named Jones is continual
ly disturbing the peace of Newberne
We wish Jones would emigrate. We
are tired reading about him.
District, in the tobacco months. avArMmt''-
about half naillion dollars per month, t .
-?vn9 rRTcnne from- tlu wwfhrrrrft : "V
rtpumslr I iir irs at Key 'Vet (I'U.) is .
about ten thousand j-.r-r mo-nh.
The Internal Revenue Cvlloci:
for tobacco, in Richmond, for the
month of Noveinlier, amounted to
Jerks says laj-ing up treasures in
Heaven" will do for some, but there
are a good many others who will never
see them again.
The Washington Chronicle cautions
the public against ono J. II. Holmes,
an impostor, who is on his way to Pe
tersburg, to teach school.
A Boston merchant, who lost $100,
000 in the property ' burned last week,
ordered a man out of his store oh Thurs
day for whining about the fire.
Mistress I did not ring, Mary."
Mary "I knr w that. Mum ; but as I .
was moping in the kitchen, I thought
I'd come and sit a bit with you."
The married ladies in Alexandria
( Va.) who have kept up the use of the
piano since their marriage are to give
an "Old Folks" concert in that town.
A sweet girl of a farmer out Wert
whose horses are down with the epizooty.
wants to marry, and advertises for " a
good family man suitable for a buggy."
Girard, Kansas, has a one arm prin
ter. In setting type he places the stick
before him on the case, and sticks the
type in as last as though he had a dozen
It was a smart child who wanted to
make a bargain with her ma, that if
she'd give her a paper of plums every
day, she wouldn't tell anybody she
" took her hair out 01 a drawer."
Poor man. -You see he and his wife
agreed to make the fires on contract. ,
He to make them tho first hair or the
year, and she the other. Just as he bad
got through his half, bis wire died.
A Western editor observes with
pain tnat tnougii corn is only twenty.
cents a bushel, whiskey still costs ten
cents a drink. Something wrong about
this. There is a fraud somewhere.
Upon the marriage of Loo Wheat,
the renowned pianist living in Rich
mond, a Western editor "hoped that
his path might be flowery, ana that he
might never be thrashed by his wife."
The whipping post is in fall blast in
Delaware Ono Prettyfoot Cooley, a
light mulatto, for stealing, "stood one '
hour in the pillory and was whipped.
sixty lashes." So says the National
ItfubUean.' x ,
FhatJH'MiWwy tUmtm mwaixm An
acquaintance: "Mian W , I hope
IIev. J. V. Holman, '11 miles
from Fayetteville, made 490 bushels of
wheat on 14 acres, and sold it, making
a ciear proni 01 on tne acre.
A small colored boy in Wil
miiigton was handling an axe on the
counter or a store. The axe fell on.
The lM)y left four of his toes.'
MR. SAMUEL STRUDWICK, a na
tive of Orange, and brother to the ven
erable Dr. Strudwick of Hillsboro, re
cently died at Areola, in Alabama.
Mr. Stamps of the Tarloro En
quirer delivers a literary lecture tho
20th of this month before the young la
dies of the Goldsboro Female College.
Professor Von eyekhoff
delights Charlotte with parlor enter
tainments on the piano, one of his pop
ular pieces being the "Charlotte Waltz,"
composed by him and dedicated to Kx
Brother Mills of the Iiecorder
saj's he has been shaved in almost ev
ery shop in this State, and the best bar
bers he has found are John Williamson
of Franklin, and Hanson Hughes of
A thief in the night visited the
bed of Mr. Mitchell in Wilmington and
extracted 75 cents from his pants pocket,
and then visited the room wnere a young
lady lay asleep, -and the cold fingers of
the rogue crept calmly over the young
maiden's face, and she awoke with a
scream, and tho thief shot quickly out
A young merchant of Greensboro
tried every other means to get an old
colored tenant, who wouldn't pay rent,"
out- of his house, and so he took a keg
of powder and carried along a fuse and
set the keg on the floor, remarking to
the old man, "that he was going to op
erate," but pshaw, the old uncle didn't
even look back to hear him out. Tho
house is again for rent. '
At Tabb's Creek Church (Baptist)
in Granville county, a little girl only 8
years old professed religion and was
baptized. After she went home, says
the Recorder, "her Pa said to her:
4Tazzie, do you want to le baptized V
Yes, Papa, I do.' 'Why do you want
to be baptized?' 'Because I love Jesus,
and want to be baptized like he was.'
And she was baptized just like Jesus
that I may consider that we are not en
tiiely unacquainted. I had the pleasure
of pulling out a tooth for your father a
short time ago."
In a letter written by Mr. Greeley,
just before his death, to the Hon. Ma-;
son Tappau of New Hampshire, ho says :
" I have been so bitterly assailed that I
harrllv know whether I was rinininir for
,4-the Presidency or for tho Penitentiary."
Once, when he was flush. Dan Rice
presented the city of Paducah with a
lire engine. Last week hi impooun
ious circus caino to that town, and the
Common Council, in special -'session,
magnanimously remitted I in's license
in full. ' - - ,
To hear u beautiful woman sixm that
charming song " Too Late,"' is delight-,
ful. Let s'nueof our gents try the fol
lowing to that air :
"A glass ol' gin to-night would be so
sweet ' . '
O let us in. that we may hao it neat!
Too late, too lale. ye cannot enter now !
The Editor of the Titus-vine (P.i.)
Herald dedicates this gen 1 to t lie head
colds that are raging in his t .wn :
Each friend I meet ujon th- street.
Is sure to sputter, cough and sneeze,
Haste away, and shout " Uo.-d day,
Old boy; I have the hoarse disease!'
Mr. Tituo," husband, of Mr.
Oates, was the business manager or her
first liusband. And Oat on hi dentil
bed told his wife I 'stiei 'to Titus ; he
was business, and to retain-hhu as. her
bunincs-s manager. fSlieilms goi him ,
now as a partner tor life, :uid 1 hey are
playing iu MemphU. j
In a letter to h friend so: hi alter the
death of his wife, Air. Greeley wrote:'
" In the darkest hour my long-suffering
wife left; not too noon, as she had suf
fered too deeply and 'long. I laid her
in the grave with hnrd, dry eyes. Well,
I am used up. I have slept little for
weeks, and my eyes are hard to elo.se,
whilo they soon open'again." ,
When the federal and xnfcderate
armies confronted each other at (ettys- '
burg, Genoral Leo said of General
Meade : "I have now the most danger
ous adversary I have ever faced. Gen
eral Meade will do nothing which the
newspapers will go mad ainmt, but he
will never make a mi -take In my front,
and if I make one he will see to it in
stantly and take immediate advantage
of it." !
This is an advertisement of a res
taurant out West: And Joseph wpt
aloud, and said unto hU breuiren : l
am Joseph; uotn my lamer yei uver
And his bretnren answereu mm, Bay
ing : 'You betl the 01a man .is aoing
bully I ue eats anno v,oiuuiuuuut -o
Blake street, Denver, Col.'" Doing
bully may require explanationit means
flourishing mightily. But this address
ed to descendants of the Pilgrim Fath
ersi' The editor of tho Lafayette tInd.)
Journal has been " seeing snakes " in a
funeral procession. He says : On last
Friday a citizen of Danville, Ills., was
buried. After the f jneral cortege had
started a snake of the blue-racer species
was observed following behind. It con
tinued thus to follow until the cemetery
was reached, when the serpent Jumped
into the grave and coiled himself around
the box containing the coffin. It there
remained until the sexton despatched
it and laid it out noon the ground. A
band of music head -d the procession,
and the question Is, whether it was that
or some other cause wh.th led to tne
singular conduct on the part of tho