t TVEEKLY ERA. WAL M. BROWN, - Manager. ' " 1 ... Rates of Subscription t 1ailt One year, in ad ranee, 7 00 Six months, in advance, 3 50 Three months, in advance, 2 00 Tr.i-Wf.kkxt 1 year, in advance, $5 00 0 months, 2 50 3 months, 1 50 1 month. 50 WEEKLY ERA. ' Rates of Advertlalnr t ' One square,' one time, $1 00 " two times, 1 50 I " three times, 2 00 A square is the width of.a column, and I inch deep. i. . , ' Contract Advertisements taken at proportionately low rates. , . . RALEIGH, K 0., THURSDAY, DECEMBER 12, 1872. Professional Cards, not exceeding one square, will be published one year for Vkkkt.y One year, in advance, - $2 00 Six months, 1 00 SS T wemht7eS : : ; T", r ' .-. ----- ' - " ' " : ' r . - " " 1 . 1 , VL 1 1 t . - v " , , , 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 circumstances. 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 North Carolina. 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 Kington. j-J Jjjta Daily Era, Wednesdaj-,' Dec 4. The CoIorrl Member! of -Uie 1 ; 1 . - From Daily Era, Wednesday, Dec. The Seuatorsliip. 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 reward. 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. These men standing their j performed it - Legislature. 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- duty, patriotically without hesitation, 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 everywhere. 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. Mr. Greeley as the Sleeper. Eighth 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 nurse." A Greeley Organ Opposes Am nesty ! , 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- a m 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 When all 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. 3Iagnaniinity 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 last Legislature. 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 and unrewarded. 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 caucus. 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 the House. 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 ties." " 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 says: " 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 Our State. They call it "bug juice" in Ashe ville. Col. Samuel Riddle of Craven is dead. The horsu county. Wood is three, dollars a cord in Newbem. A case of colored triplets in Yad- Kln county. .The youths in Magnolia sling-shots. 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 7- circus will-visit Peters- iiarnum s burg. . The horse disease has played out in Norfolk. one dollar a carry is the 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 then, oppose 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 Speaking withdrawal, The Liberal has this to say : 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 esteem. 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 duty. 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. present remain 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 opinion's sake1. They Drinking. X 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- 1 . 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 before.'" "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 tube." "Mr. Greeley fails to recognize his triends, doctor, I think you said?" " 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.' " T Hifvl was born flit ion It was 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- eighth million. 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 home." Intolerance ot the Vance-Ransom Organs Onslaught on Judge 3rerrimon and . his Friends. 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 lows: 1 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 lina. i 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 State. It is our opinion that The People have everything to expect and noth ing to fear from Senator Merrimon. Judge Settle. 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 Carolina. 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 North Carolina. Columbus, a town in Polk coun ty, has no post office. The Savings liarik in Newbern auows one-half per cent a month in teresL 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 me poor. iSX-SHEKIFF SCHENK is KTing very ill at his residence near Wil mington. Weil and Bros of Goldsboro in A - J a. i 1 "1 . ma . . ibuu ujrtjcung a nana so me xneatre in tho place. TnE wife of Aaron Bisrererstaff aiea 01 cancer in Kutherfordton last Wednesdaj'-. 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 death." A wild cat's hide that weighed fifty pounds was sold in Asheville by a colored man who killed the cat iu Clay county. The choir of the Front Street Methodist Church in Wilmingtou have presented their pastor with a gold head ed cane. 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 Arkansas. Brown Gordon of Oranere killed a hog Friday that weighed 5161b?. and measured when hung up, seven ieetand ten incnes. A man named Jones is continual ly disturbing the peace of Newberne We wish Jones would emigrate. We are tired reading about him. a t 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 $264,235.20. . 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 hands. 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 Oov. Vance. 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 Granville. 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 the house. 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 was." 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 enalce. -) I;

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