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'Speeches, in Approbation and
Ratification of the Election
of Senator Merrimon.
In response to the calls of the
. serenading party on the night after
the ejection of Judge Merrimon to
the Senate of the United States Ex
"Senator Abbott came forward and
Fellow-Otirens : Called upon thus
huUdenly.to respond to your solic
itations I hardly know whereto
begin, although I presume I will
have no difficulty In ending. (Laugh
ter.) I suppose that you are out this
evening to mingle your congratu
lations with others at the condition
of the Itepublican party at this
time in North Carolina. What has
liecn the history in North Carolina,
during the past two months North
Carolina, the first State- to utter if
voice Jn the late Presidential elec
tion to cast its votes as it did for
the election of General Grant? (Loud
cheers.) It voted two thousand
majority for the Itepublican State
officers and the Republican State
ticket. She was iu the front, leading
out in the very front of the battle.
After this camo the Presidential
election. We have carried . this
State by 25,000 majority, breaking
up among the haze in the great
gloom that has been emerging to
have General Grant re-elected. Now
the Legislature, here, is distinguish
ed by a nominal Democratic major
ity or twenty-rour, ana yet we have
had OUr own say . as to who-w
should elect as United States Sena
tor. row, .1 conies to you, my
friends, that my choice was for
John Pool; but, under the circum
stances I respected the voice of the
people in the State, and I think
that the Legislature did right when
they took a man from the Demo
cratic ranks and elected him. Now.
we have a bright future for North
Carolina a future more glorious
than she has ever seen before, (en
thusiatic cheers) a Union combin
ingall the elements of harmony and
happimv. We see a reunion of the
people of t he States bringing about
1 1 1 i- a; Sr .l
me lauiuui nruiiiuuuii oi ine peo
c of the States. (Several voices
hurrah! hurrah!) Now, fellow
itizens, I thank you for calling
. upon me and I bid you good even
- ng. I
Hon, Thomas Settle being called
for responded as follows :
I thank you for the compliment
of this call. I appear simply to
' acknowledge It, but you must excuse
me from addressing you at lencrth.
We can all rejoice, however, that
oti this day the electoral colleges In
the different States have completed
the work so nobly commenced by
the people on the oth of November.
w n a. m a. i
uiys-ses o. urani nas to-uay receiv
cd 291 electoral votes, and the en
dorsement of thirty out of thirty
Here in North Carolina we have
elected all of our Slate oflicers for
the term of four years, and the good
old State has given urant and Wil
son a majority of twenty-five thou
sand. . r
Our Democratic friends had but
one crumb of comfui t left. When
this General Assembly met they
claimed twenty-tour majority on
joint ballot. Where now is that
twenty-four majority? Echo an
swers where! , It has gone where
the woodbine twineth. .
I will not speculate upon the
fruits of Tuesday's work. I will
wait until I hear from those who
are to say what those fruits shall be.
But this mnch we all know, the
nominee of the Democratic caucus
has been defeated, and the lash of
the party which has heretofore been
so prescriptive has lost its power.
1'artv chains nave Deen Droxen.ana
men have dared to act for them
In view of our glorious victory in
the United States, our victory in
this State in August, and the de
moralization of our Democratic
frienus in the Legislature, we can
retire to-nurht to contemplate a
free, prosperous and a happy coun
State Senator Seymour from Cra
ven. responded to repeated calls as
Fellow-Citizens : There is no
man in this State who has not rea
son .to be proud to call himself a
Htlzen of North Carolina, because
to us of this State has been given
the high honor of striking the first
blow in the election the election
in August last a victory given for
Caldwell and others of the Re-
miblian ticket in this State, spread
ing throughout the whole length
and breadth oiinis totaie, ana wnicn
never ceased Its effects until it
was drowned in he loud thunder
of the votes of November last.
(Loud Cheers.) In August we de
cided this one thing that North
Carolina is strictly a Republican
State. Beyond all controversy we
succeeded in crettlnsr in the last
Presidential election a majority of
25,000. And now here In the Leg
islature yesterday, we won another
victory by electing a Democrat by
casting our votes for Judge Merri
mon. We have sealed and stamped
the thing forever that this State be
longs to us. (Cheers.) -We have
thus a bright era dawning upon us.
By now electing a Democrat we
have shown our liberality. We
have shown our wish to coucil
liate. The Democratic party is
crushed and annihilated. This is
an era of good feeling, and I say to
you as a parting word to-night, that
th iwtion of U. S. Grant with our
crowning triumph yesterday.-and
-ith nil we nave won, esiauiisnua
this one thing for us and for
every one good Jeeling, amnesty t
and forgiveness. We have to
night for this country, for the fu
ture, for all men of our party, for
all colors, an era of good feeling.
Mr Bowman, Senator Chamber
lain Col. Krwin and Mr. Badgvr
.made short speeches, after which
Sheriff Lee made a few appropriate
remarks and dismissed theassem-
Tne procession moved off while
the baud p!ayed-"Glory! Glory!
The election of Judge Merrimon
was regarded-by all the Republi
cans of Raleigh as a good success
for the party under all the circum
stances, and the only thing that
could ba done to defeat the caucus
nominee of the Conservative Dem
Mr. Pool himself advised it, and
havirVbeen here for several weeks
preceding the election in the effort
to defeat the twenty-four majority
of ,the Legislature, he knew what
was best, and what could be done,
and what not at the last moment,
and the credit of the success belongs
pre-eminently to him over any oth
er, while the valuable and willing
assistance of Republican gentlemen
from all parts of the State will not
Remarks of Col. T. J. Duja,
Delivered in the House of Representative
Monday, December 9th, 1872, o his
Hill to Amend Chap. 185, Election and
Registration Laves. .
Mr. Speaker, I am the author of the
bill just read. It purpose is to modify
the law eovernine the elections in thf
State. A question presented itself to
my mind when I drew the bill now be
fore the House, which was this: Is not
mo statute which the bill seeks to mod
ify a dead letter? I think not. and am
clearly of the opinion that it will govern
all future elections to be held in this
State, until the same is repealed or mod
ified, and that it will not become a dead
letter at the expiration, of the present
ye r. I therefore introduce this bill lor
the purpose of modifying sections seven
and sixteen of said act." I have intro
duced the bill at the suggestion of a
large number of my constituents of both
political parties, and I here say. with all
candor, that I am fully impressed with
the belief that three-fourths at least of
the voting population of Wilkes coun
ty, whom I have the honor, in part, to
represent on this floor, are opposed to
.the present law governing the elections
m worth Carolina. -In
the first place, the bill before the
House seeks to modify section seven
of the statute governing th'i elections,
which is as follows :
No " elector shall be entitled to regis
ter, or vote, in any other precinct or
township than the one in which he is an
actual bona fide resident on the day of
election, ana no certificate of, registra
tion shall be given."' Now, the pro
posed amendment to said section is
this : That"an3' elector shall be enti
tled to vote in any other precinct or
township than the one in which he is an
actual bona fide resident on tho day of
election, by his producing to the judges
of election thereof a certificate from the
registrar of voters of the township in
which he is such actual bona fide resi
dent, that he has been duly registered
in his said township ; or if such voter
will make affidavit to that effect (I am
not certain that I use the precise lan
guage of the bill with reference to said
section,) but have given the sense of it.
In the consideration of this bill I appeal
not to a party, but to every member on
this floor irrespective of party, and ask
what objection there can be to its pas
sage. It does seem to me that not a sin
gle member hero can oppose it who will
rid himself of all political bias. In the
consideration of this matter we should
all rise above the mere partizan, and in
enacting laws, endeavor to legislate for
the best interests of the State, which, I
believe this body will do.
We are not to be unmindful of one
fact, and that is this: When this statute
was adopted, and became a part of the
law of the land, it was at a time when
the, heat of political excitement was
high, and when one of the political par
ties of the State, in the General Assem
bly4 which adopted this statute was
greatly in the minority. None will deny
that my statements are not true to the
letter. The neat or passion engendered
in the campaign, which preceded the
passage of the act, which my bill offers
to modify, has subsided, and I can say
for one, that I am more than rejoiced
that such is the case. .Lay aside party
prejudice while we are enacting gene
ral laws to govern our whole people.
Statutes and public acts, in which every
citizen of the state is interested, when
they are sought to be repealed or modi
fled, should not by us bo viewed from a
political stand point.
Air. speaker, it is tho do as tea pride or
Americans that they are freemen, and
it has ever been the policy of our law
sinde the foundation of ear government,
to secure to the citizen the fullest rights
In the exercise of the elective franchise,
not to curb him in the enjoyment of
such rights and privileges as are secur
ed by the organic law of the land. The
restraints thrown around the ballot-box
should be few and simple for its protec
tion. The Constitution of the State points
out the qualifications of an elector. This
section which my little bill seeks to
modify is an infringement at least upon
its spirit, if not letter.
Let me here ask. have we no confi
dence in the honesty of our people? Is
this House afraid to tiust to the hon
esty of the voting populi of the State?
A refusal ou the part of this General
Assembly to modify the law will lead
me to believe that Representatives here
are distrustful of their own constitu
Why confine the elector or voter to
his own township, and say that he shall
not. exercise his right to vote in anv
other township in his county ? You had
as well say that he shall pot vbte at all,
but the law is thus written : but the ar
gument is that the purpose of the stat
ute was to prevent lraud. In answer to
such argument I ask how can the elec
tor perpetrate a fraud, when by the
amendment he is required before he
shall be permitted to vote, to produce
to the judges of election in the township
where he desires to exercise such right.
a certificate that he has been duly regis
tered in his township ; or if he makes
affidavit to that effect is that not a suffi
cient safe guard t It does seem to me
to be. The sectiou or the act to which
I have been alluding has had the effect,
I have no doubt, to drive many of the
voters from the polls. In all elections
influences are brought to bear upon
some of the voters. They are in many
instances watched, and would vote dif
ferently could they exercise such right
in another township of their county
where such restraint would not in all
probability exist. As a matter of con
venience, the voters demand such
change, as freemen, they are entitled to
Now. Mr. Speaker, as to section 16,
tho bill proposes to strike out of said
section the words : "The ballot shall
be on white paper, and may bo printed
or written, or partly written and partly
printed, and without device." ,
I believe it is Cooley. "on Constitu
tional Limitations, who defines a ballot
to be a piece of paper, written or printed.
or other suitable material, with the
naue written or printed on it. of the
persfn to be voted for." And says, the
distinguishing feature of this mode of
voting, is that every voter is there
by rfhabled to , preserve the most
complete and inviolable secrecy in
regard to the person for whom he
desires to cast his vote, and thus enable
him to escape outside influences ; and
it may be said that the law writers on
this subject, have discouraged the idea
of placing devices on ballots or tickets,
upon the ground solely, that such de
vices might have a tendency to intimi
date, and might pervert the law with
reference to voting by ballot. That !
party managers, by having devices
E laced on the tickets or ballots, would
e enabled to discriminate, in the hands
of the voter, his intentions in casting
his vote, which might intimidate him.
Such doctrine might apply among a
people who have had the benefit of an
education, which carries intelligence
with it ; bat the reason of such argu
ment fails when we come to consider
the fact, that a very large element of
the voting population of the State, are
uneducated, and it is not their fault
either, can neither -read nor write,
never having had the advantages of any
part of our education, and a device, in
whoso case upon their ticket or ballot,
would be their ABCsor alphabet to
guide thehi in voting, and to prevent j
tfiH anscruDuIous from practicing fraud i
and deception upon them in the exer- I
- I - i
cise of their riehts at the ballot -box.
The great object of the law is to prevent
fraud and deception, that is the very
purpose or the bill to prevent those
who have the misfortune to have no ed
ucation, or at least that is one of Its
purposes. If any Voter should choose
to have a device on bis ballot or ticket,
in this land of freedom, who here will
deny him such right? We all claim
either to be Republicans or Liberal Re
publicans. Now let us I show to the
people of our State' that we are liberal.
and allow them to vote either with or
without a device on their ballots or
tickets, as they may choose. The elec
tor who votes with a device upon hi-
bollot,' of course does it as a matter of
choice; he has a right to make his se
lection as to what kind of ballot he
ishes to vote.- We-all recollect that in
the bloody days of the late attempted
revolution, that the yellow ballot or
ticket! was the one used then by the
Democratic party of this State, and
those who voted a ticket of any other
color, were denounced as traitors to
their country. If j a device was then
froper. and the Democratic party said
t was, why is it not at this time? I
say there are strong reasons for it now !
yes, overwhelming ones. And I here
call upon the Democratic Liberals of
the Ilouse to stand by the precedent
adopted by their , predecessors. If it
was "sauce for the goose" then; it ought
to bo "sauce for the gander" now."
When we take into consideration the
fact that the yellow; ballot wast the one
used in tha interest then of Governor
Vance; (who at the present session i of
this General Assembly was the choice
f the; Democratic party for United
States I Senator, bevond any sort ' of
doubt,), ifitwas then a popular color
with the Democrats, why should it not
be atthis time? .. I
Why, sirs, I am informed that as far
back as the year 1340, when General
Harrison was a candidate-for the Presi
dency (of these United States, that the
electors in this State, on his side of the
House, were voted for, upon a yellow
ballot.; We then have precedent and
no evil result followed. ;
Mr. Speaker, for what purpose have
we, asj Legislators, assembled in this
Hall? I My purpose is, and doubtless
it is the purpose of this House, without
exception, to enact laws that will re
dound to the best interest of our whole
people. . I i
There has been, as I am truly happy
to slate, no partisan feeling manifested
in this House other than that, in the
organization of the sanie, and in the
election of United States Senator. That
was expected. In the consideration of
thisbilJ, which effects our whole people,
that is, the voting population, I call
upon all here to ignore politics, and say
by our vote here, that : we have confi
dence in the honesty and integrity of
our people, aud are in favor of giving
to them tho fullest rights of American
Of Acts and Resolutions passed by
thtf General Assembly of North
Carolina at its session or lsja-'vy:
act to change the time of hold
ing the Superior Courts of Wake Coun
ty. This act authorizes four terms of
Superior Courts, viz: in January, April,
2. An act for the relief of D. J. Clark,
late Sheriff of Bladen County. Relieves
said Sheriff from paying 81.000 to "state
Treasurer on account of being robbed.
3. An act to re-enact chap. 18, Public
Laws of 1871-'72. This is the per diem
act allows five dollais per day 'zj
cents per mile each way.-
4. An act to incorporate the North
Carolina Medicinal Company. Incor
porates Hugh Wad dell and others.
5. An act concerning the election of J
Judges. Authorizes the Judges to be
elected by districts.
C. An act for relief of the sureties of
Wm! A Walton, deceased, late Sheriff of
Rowan county. . f Allows- the sureties
until nrst day of February next to settle
witbj btato Treasurer.j
1. Resolution in lavor of Daniel Pigott,
Tax Collector of New Hanover, i I Al
lows until first day of February, 1873,
to settle with btate Treasurer, provided,
three-fourths of thetaxes due the State,
are deposited with the State Treasurer
by 2d December, 1872.
2. Resolution to authorize the Joint
Committee to examine the returns of
elecpon in August last, to send for per
son and papers. Authorizes the Com
mittee to send for persons and papers.
3.J Resolution asking Congress to
amend the Pension Law. Requests
Concress to amend the same so as to
givq pensions to soldiers in war of 1812,
who did not serve sixty days.j
4. Resolution for the relief of Simon
Godwin. Tax Collector of Johnston
County. Allows him until 25th day of
February, 1873, to kettle with estate
Treasurer, and relieves him of all pen
5.1 Resolution in favor of Sheriffs.
("Authorizes the State Treasurer to al
low! the claims of Sheriffs incurred by
reason of conveying convicts to the
Penitentiary ; authorizes the Auditor to
audit such claims . if Sheriffs have al
ready paid State taxes for their coun
ties! and still such claitns against the
State, it is made the duty of the Auditor
to audit, and the Treasurer to pay sucn
claims; and in case Sheriffs have settled
with anv of the County Commissioners,
such expenses 6hall be allowed by the
Auditor and paid by the Treasurer.j
6j Resolution of instruction to the
Principal clerk of the-Senate. Instructs
cierK oi ine senaie to corresponu wuu
the Secretary of Be University at Chapel
Hill as to number of officers, payment
of the University, their salaries and du
.7, Joict resolution; authorizing the
Secretary of State to. send special mes
senger to Gates County for election re
turns. Kelers to ' ?August election,
8, Resolution in regard to a'deficiency
of seats in the House or Kepresentatives.
Authorizes the doorkeeper of House
of Representatives toi supply deficiency
of seals. ; j
Resolution to take recess. Recess
from 19th of December, 1872, to 15th
January, 1873. 4 . "
10. Resolution in favor of the Sheriff
of Dare County. Allows said Sheriff
until first day of February, 1873, to set
tle with the Treasurer. - '
11. Resolution authorizing the Joint
Committee to investigate the sale of the
Western North Carolina Railroad, to
take testimony. Appoints a commit
tee! of 8 to investigate the sale of the
Western North Caroling .Railroad, to
send for persons and papojrs, and to take
lesiunony.j . -t - " .
12. Resolution in favor 1 1 Moore fc Mil
ler. Authorizes the .VueUtor to issue a
duplicate warrant. ;j 'j
13. Resolution in fafor of tho em ploy-
ees of the General Assembly. : Pays
them $3 per day. ; '
14. Joint resolution in regard to the
manner of drawing jurors for the Fede
ral Court of this State. Requests Con
gress to so amend the law that jurors
may be drawn upon, the same general
principle that jurors, for the Superior
Courts or this State are drawn. J
15. Resolution in regard to the per
diem of absent members. No member
shall be entitled to ; per diem when ab
sent, unless in case of sickness, or when
on special business Of the General As
G. Resolution in regard to the Su-
Sreme Court Library1. Authorizes the
Udges of the Supreme Court to expend
the amount paid by, applicants for law
license, in buying books.
17. Joint resolution to provide for deh-
ciencies in the annual supply of station
ery. Authorizes the Secretary of State
to supply any deficiency in the annual
supply of stationery.
18. Resolution asklngfor the removal
of disabilities. Requests the removal
of disabilities im posed upon W A Gra
ham, v,2i ii Kmith, liar ton craige,
David Coleman, James G Martin, D H
Hill. James A Craige. Robert Ransom,
James H Hill, George Davis, W H Mc
liae, and other citizens of North Carolina
laboring under such disabilities.
19. Resolution to purchase 'National
colors. Authorizes the keeper of the
Capitol to purchase one set of National
THURSDAY, DEC. 19, 1872.
Sickness at Graham. .
We learn that pneumonia and typhoid
fever are prevailing in Graham. A Mrs.
Gray, is very ill. The practiceing phy
sician i3 Dr. Murphy.
Oyer and. Terminer.
Hon. J. L. Henry has been commis
sioned to hold the court of oyer and ter
miner, for Yancey county vice Judge
Cannon declined on account of 111
George Gleason not Dead.
We are glad to learn that the report
that Mr. Gleason. express messenger,
was killed in the recent collision on the
Richmond fe Danville road, was incor
rect. Long life to him.
Seizure of a Tobacco Factory.
Something's wrong in Newbern.
Supervisor Perry has ordered the Col
lector there to seize the Tobacco factory
of Walker Jones & Co., and forward to
this city a schedule of theHhings seized.
Damacre to Sweet Potatoes.
The severity of the weather is produc
ing havoc with the sweet potato crop.
We hear of several lots put away in old
cellars that have recently gone up. We
suppose this is general throughout the
$tate, and if so, it will take a good prico
to buy them.
itevemie Collector Suspended.
Supervisor Perry returned from At
lanta last night. While there he su
spended from all duty as Collector of
internal revenue iu the 4th District of
Georgia, James F. Dever, and placed iii
charge of his office as acting Collector,
Augustus Flesh of Atlanta. The defal
cation of Dever amounting to about ten
thousand dollars has all been secured
and deposited to the credit of tho Gov
ernment. See Here.
A correspondent writes us from
Harrington stoutly complaining of the
mail facilities there, and urging that the
mail days be changed between Jones-
boro and Harnett Court House, so as to
leave Jonesboro Fridays instead of
Tuesdays. He says that as it is now,
the Era, and in fact, all the mail, is a
week old when they receive it. We ask
the attention of our public men in
Washington to this matter.
A vessel is now building in New
York, intended for coast pilot and j
wrecking purposes, and to supply dis
abled vessels and distressed mariners
and emigrants, with spars, sails, pro
visions, fcc., on their nearing our coast,
especially during the inclement seasons.
This vessel has been named in honor of
our Governor, " Caldwell." It will be
ready for launching in a few days. A
likeness of His Excellency will adorn
Is it never to Stop.
First wo had a war with the north,
and we thought that was stopped. Then
wo had the radicals and democrats and
the kuklux and the leagues and the
blacks and the whites and the whites
and the blacks, and we had just begun
to think that all that was stopped.
But 1 ! old General Early and Gen.
Hood have kicked up a dickens of a fuss
over which had the best soldiers, "Vir
ginia or North Carolina. For mercy
sake, stop all this, just a minute or so.
at least, that we may draw one quiet
breath when all around us is at peace.
A Numerous Father in John
We met an old gentleman, Mr. A. W.
Richardson of Johnston county, in the
Collector's office this morning. He had
two children with him, and a little girl
about 8 years old, and the other a little
boy, 5 years old. Now listen : As the
old gentleman, aged 71 years, sat with
one arm around his tender little boy.
he remarked to us that ho was aknan of
family, that he was the father of twenty-
five children, six of whom are dead
and the nineteen now living at home in
Johnston. Ho left the baby, 3 years old,
at home with its mother. Said he,
when we spoke of the remote possibility
of his having any more, " I am an ad
vocate of good luck, sir, my wife is still
a young woman, and I am not a very
old man, you may guess at that." As a
young man of a small family, ourself,
we felt a respect for that old man, as
similating that of a Captain of a small
company for the Commander and Chief
of the United States army.
Resolutions of Sympathy.
The following resolutions were passed
by Raleigh Typographical Union at its
last regular meeting:
Whereas, It hath seemed . good to
the Almighty Disposer of events to re
move from the walks of life, the late
Horace Greeley; and whereas the
intimate relations long held by the de
ceased with the printing fraternity ren
der it proper that we should express :
our appreciation of his services to the
country, and his merits as a man ;
Resolved. That we deplore the loss or
Horace Greeley with deep feelings
of regret, ' softened only by the hope ,
that his spirit is with those who. having
fought the good fight here, are enjoying
perfect happiness in a better world.
jcesoivea, inai in ms ueam me news
paper press or the United states loses
one of its ablest conductors, the nation
a ripe statesman, the world a good man.
and the poor -and oppressed or mankind
a warm friend. His life was an event
ful one, illustrative of the fact that suc
cess ever follows persevering labor.
honesty and integrity. In connection
with our own calling, he was a faithful
apprentice, competent journeyman, ac
complished editor and liberal proprietor.
leesoivea, mat the relatives or the
deceased have our profoundest sympa
thies in this their sad affliction.
Oar State, '"-;-.
Mount Olive is to punch at a ring
the ztn. : - v a . -7 -
They have heard of Greeley
death in saiem.' J v : -
A drove or Tennessee hogs was
in Milton this week.
Choice fresh pork in "Wilmington
Four attempts at incendiarism
in Washington in as many nights.
Slit. Seth M. Carpenter is the new
city editor lor the JN ewberne Times.
TV sti Branch in Louisburg killed
a hog the other day that weighed 575
pounds. .. . .
i m ttti .
ijus vviimington istar wants an
amateur theatrical entertainment for
the benefit of the poor in that city.
The Battleboro Advance records
the death of Mrs. Jarre tt White in Nash
county on Saturday last of jaundice.
Mrs. J. E. Nash of Newbern has
associated with Capt, W. W. Roberts to
teach a boys and girls school in that
Sixty-two barrels of corn on five
acres of ground is what Mr J W Cox; of
uuuuii uiu. Anu ne usea no manure
at that. -A: i; -
" Miss Laura Placidia, daughter of
ex-oov. ii. 'x uiark, was recently led
to the altar in Tarboro, by J. Iu Bridg-
ers, Jr. ' - - , . . :, .
The "Winston Republican records
the dwelling house and 1,200 pounds of
paeon ournt ror itobert romdexter. in
x au&in county. .
The Statesville Intelligencer says:
Airs. Amanua -uaioweii has sent to us
for inspection a duck's gizzard which
contained seven brass headed pins.
aVCbwrir fays that Dr. Pritch
ard of Raleigh has ' been - preaching
nightly in that town ror the last week
and that his sermons seem to be deeply
A neat little paper called Our
Weekly, and published in Charlotte by
J. O. U. Nutall, offera its lady friends a
genuine silver thimble for every club of
The Roanoke Neics tells of a citi
zen of Weldon with a mark over his
eye, who when asked if it come from
small pox, responded "Worse than
that, it's a hen peck."
The Winston Sentinel says : "We
were glad to' meet with our old friend
Frank Miller, who has returned homo
on a visit from the Indian Territory
where he has made his home for some
There is but one thing the mat
ter in the -way of enterprise in Hills
boro. They shut all the doors and sit
inside looking at the pictures of their
dead relations who died in the revolu
The Tarboro Southerner savs :
Henry Williams, Esq., of Tobacco
Township, Warren county, made this
year 120 bales of cotton on 120 acres of
ground. This farm sold several years
ago for $3 per acre.
The Newbern Times, before tak
ing a drink at McAlpines, first got him
to explain "the principle upon which
the faucett was patented, as well as the
convenience of tho instrument in draw
ing the excellent ale." That's the way.
The Asheville Citizen says : A
few days ago a number of juvenile
" wards of the nation," proceeded to the
residence now being prepared for Rev.
Mr. Buel, of the Episcopal Church, and
deliberatelybroke out some fifty panes
of glass. .
The Charlotte Observer pays: We
heard yesterday of a ripe strawberry,
which had just-been plucked from the
garden of Col. D. G. Maxwell, of this
city. It ' is rather singular to think of
puinng straw perries when the snow is
on the ground.
just see now they are marrying
at Durham. On the 1st inst. Luther
Pendergrass to Miss Julia N. Wilkins
on .the 5th William . Bronnen to Mrs.
Caroline Card en; on the 11th James
Lyon to Miss Fannie Duke; and the
same day E. II. Til ley to MissSailie
A fellow playing 44 old soldier "
is wandering about Salem and Hickory
Tavern, fainting on the streets, falling
down and kicking with epileptic fits,
and telling the most pitiful tales. They
nursed him on feather beds and stuffed
him with turkey and sent him free to
Danville. Cracky I how they blow him,
now. j . ,
This article on the snow is better
than all the sixteen others we have read
since yesterday morning: Yesterday
was a lucious day. The curtain rose on
a slight fall of 44 hominy snow," which
was succeeded by a light drizzling rain,
and then the mass became frozen, and
several persons slipped on their toes-en'
and fell down and skinned their nose
en'. Wilmington Journal.
A drove of turkeys recently
passed through Asheville, and the editor
of the Pioneer suggested to the drover
that a "puff" for a tnrkey might be a
fair exchange, but the drover squarely
told him that he had tried that once;
that it had given the editor dj'spepsia ;
that the poor man theretofore had lived
on corn meal and branch Water, and
that he, the drover, had never forgiven
himself for ruining his stomach ; 4 but,'
said he, "as a class of men. who are
deeply wronged, you have my sympa
thy, and on my return from South
Carolina, I will call round and read
your exchanges, and write a piece for
your paper to help you 4 fill up.' "
A Crazy Man at High Point.
We learn that John Lambreth went
crazy at High Point and threatened to
kill his wife and children They got
him penned up in a room, and tele
graphed to his friends in Thomasville,
44 to come on for God's sake,' after him.
But while they thought him t,ecure,
with a pair of brass knuckles he beat
his way through the door and went to
the hotel and called for a room and told
the negro 44 if he didn't wake him up
fof ihe two o'clock train; Saturday
night, lie would kill him ;" as the train
came on, three or four gentlemen, who
had came from Thomasville, got off and
enquired for .Lambreth, and the agent
told them, he had 44 whipped out six
men there, that day." They went on to
the hotel looking for him, but Lambreth
in the meanwhile sat quietly on the
train like any other good citizen, and
was seen by a gentleman, who knowing
the circumstances, talked persuasively
u him and by an inducement of 44 get
ting him a place" down here, he got
him to take the train back home, at
Greensboro, and promised ; 44 to write
him." - Of course he will telegraph to
his friends and give them track of the
We learn that a street fight occurred
in Salisbury Saturday between a big
mulatto man and a Baltimore drum
mer. The drummer struck at the mu
latto with a stick, and the latter got it
out of his hand and knocked him down
twice with it. But he rose, and being a
powerful man, he sent him a shoot out
under the chin that knocked the mu
latto clean through a street window. -
Dr. Geohegan of Hills bo ro has rent
ed the Mansion House. He opened it
last Monday, and has thirty boarders.
The doctor will move his family from
Hillsboro, this week.
There is a contest orer Horace
Greeley's first and second wills. .
The cuttlery men. in Pittsburg ob
ject to teaching the Chinese the liner
branches. t , .. . -
$ The bill abolishing assessors with
some amendments, has passed the Sen
ate and goes back to the House.
It is now a hanging offetico in this
State to throw a rock at, ocshoet at, of
otherwise obstruct the railroaq.cars.
Carl pretzel savs . A tarn and Efey got
into der garten of Eten in tier snbring
dimes, but got snaked out in dr 'frM.
A squint-eyed "Indiana girl, who
has a hair lip aud a wart on her nose,
is called "lovely" sivcpjsbe' inherits a
Pinchback, of Louisiana, has been
recognized by the President as the-law-ful
Governor, and he issues proclama
tion accordingly. , . . w ' ;
The Washington Chronicle mv. Ex-
Governor Vance, of North Carolina, has
Hail a uraltv cr1 1 4s - hTm tfliA
was' n t ejed Senator. .
j. wo countrymen met inneuauard
House in Hfchmond andone exchansred
a blow witlwi horse whip for a knock
oown ironthe ethers hst. ;y --.,;
A Toh&o female fainteel when told
that ovejyOO.000 men diel last year,
but was brought to by the information
that ther$ was 13,000,000 left..
There is in the county house of La-
porte county, Ind., a girl only 15 years
old who is a mother. She is deranged.
and she ander child are both blind.
A fool in Paris has committed sui
cide under these circumstances: He
saw a girl's corpse in the Morgue, fell
ivt love with the girl and killed himself
to join her in the grave, y
It is said of a : Massachusetts Con
gressman with a powerful lougnose,
that "he cantieat greett oortifroui the
ear because the kernel would go up his
nose instead of in at his mouth."
Miss Sarah Peters has a place to
hang one ear-ring only since she ram
med her head out of a car-window on a
Pennsylvania railroad the other day, to
hear what was going on outside.
It turned off quite cold Sunday
evening. Tobacco quids icit on the
church porches were found to be quite
stiff at the close of the service, and had
to be warmed before resumed. Dan-
bury News. ,
The Richmond Whig say si A gen
tleman of this city is said to have drawn
prize of $300 on, ticket No. 73.625 in
the Kentucky Public Library Lottery.
Many persons in the city have drawn
blanks in the same lottery.
The 44 State Capitol" branch of the
Alabama legislature have re-elected Wil-
liard Spencer United States Senator, and
the Conservative branch" have elect
ed a Mr. Sykes the same. The Senate
will have to decice 44 which."
v An inquiring citizen of Madison,
ndiana, put his fingers into a horse's
mouth to see how many teeth he. had.
The horse closed his teeth to see how
many fingers the man had. The curi
osity of each was fully satisfied.
The Senate finance committee have
agreed to report the House bill abolish
ing the office of assessor of internal rev
enue and reorganizing that bureau, with
an amendment allowing tne appoint
ment of fifty special agents instead of
Eli Perkins says: The old lady who
refused to ride in a mail coach because
she didn't think it right to ride alto
gether with gentiemen, is here, and she
holds her daughter's opera cloak every
night while she dances with the "hug
ging" Brown boys.
Warren Winslow once said that an
cestral honors are only valuable when
they serve as incentives to great and
good actions : 44 They who take them,
adding no bright i; ess to them, are like
tho stars seen in the ocean, which had
not been there, but for the bright origi
nals in Heaven,
A Colorado man, a few days since,
turned out his two horses tied together
with a rope around the neck of each.
The next day one of them came home
dragging the head of the other. The
last heard of the owner he was wander
ing over the prairie paying 44 he sup
posed the d d animal was dead
some wl ere."
Madame Du Deffand said of her cat:
44I love her exceedingly, because she is
the most amiable creature in the world,
but I trouble myself very little about
the degree of affection sho has for me.
I should be sorry to lose her, because I
feel that I manage and perpetuate my
pleasures by employing my care to per
petuate her existence."
The Mo. Democrat says: Thefol
lowing "notis" is posted in Lincoln
county : 44 Ce hear. Eye don't want
enniboddi that has bosses which has of
the eppizutick innflewenzas, or any
other infurnel name, to come thru this
gait under penalty of havin' of their,
the bosses, tales cut off cloase behind
their, the hosses, years. Keep shi.
A beautiful and quiet-looking
young lady sat in the church at Atlanta
and listened to the sermon. Church
broke, and we'll let the Herald tell the
rest: She had not gone far down the
aisle, before something dropped on the
floor, which proved to bo a morass. It
was not, as one might suppose, a low,
swampy piece of ground, nor yet was it
a newspaper. The material was flour
sacks. Some one attempted to pick it
up. but was frightened off by seeing
two live mice run out of the sack. - The
question is, 44 What is it?"
In a police court in New York a ten
year old boy was brought up for steal
ing his dead father's overcoat. The
Sun says; The poor widow was in
great tribulation while the commitment
was being made out. 44 Shudge," said
she, 44dat coat 1 vos keepin' for his pig
prudder Peter, and if he only told me
vot he do mit it, I let 'im go. Vot you
say, Jacob, vere is dot coat? Ven you
told me, I let you go." Jacob stoutly
asserted his innocence. 44 If you don't
believe me, you can search me," said he,
confidently. The little fellow was ribt
more than thirty inches high. - He was
sent to the island and his mother went
The Masons in Hillsboro will have an
address delivered them on Friday, the
27th, St. John's Day, by the Rev. Mr.
Jenkins, a methodist preacher in Leas-
burg, at the Methodist Church in that
town. All the church choirs in the
town will make the music for the occa
sion. Capt Sid Alexander of Charlotte is on
a visit to Gov. Graham and family.
Rain was never more needed, many
of the wells, and even the old town
pump is nearly dry.
Mr,5 Redd, a young minister from
Mecklenburg county, preached in the
Baptist church Sunday.
The Purest and Sweetest Cod-
Liver OH is Hazard & Caswell's, made
on the sea shore, from fresh, selected
livers, by Caswell, Hazard & Co.,
New York. It is absolutely pure and
sweet. Patients who have once taken it
prefer it to all others. Physicians have
decided it superior to any of the other
oils in market. 93 12w.
Chapped Hands, face, rough skin,
pimples, ringworn, salt-rheum, & other
cutaneous affections cured, and the skin
made soft and smooth, by using the
Jdnipeb Tab Soap, made by Caswell,
Hazard fc Co., New York. Be certain
to get tne Juniper Tar Soap, as there are
many worthless Imitations made with
common tar. 93 !2w.
At her residence, in Wake county, on
the 28th November, 1872, Mrs. Mart
Elizabeth Hoboood. wife, of V. S.
Hobgood, aged 41 years, 5 months and
13 days! She died of Bronchitis, after
an illness of J two years. She leaves
husband and . nine children to mourn
her loss. She was a member of the
Baptist church twenty-three years. 1 A
few minutes before she died, she called
for her children, bid them farewell, and
died in the hope of a blessed immortal-
yity in Jesus. ,
Br Ceorg-e 1". Stronacb. & Bro.,
Dealers in Cotton and Havoc Sforest
Market and Martin Streets.
Receipts at Raleigh, ' S9 bales.
" quotations: " yv
Qrdinary, s 16J17
Good ordinary, 17i
Low middling, r 171
Br AXeiMrs Pool Sc Moorings
Grocers and Commission Merchants,
Corner Wilmington and Martin Sts.
Cotton per tb., '. 171
Corn per bushel. . $ 1 00
Oats per bushel, X :. 75
JFlour N. Carolina family, S 508 75
Baltimore Family, , . ; 11 00
Bacon per B., . .". ;; 11J
Salt per sack, " 3 25
Corn Meal -per bushel,
j 1 10
A Proclamation by the Governor .of
. Executive Department,
Raleigh, Dec. ldth, 18712.
Whereas, official information has
been receivea at tms department tnat
one J. N. Carson, alias Clawson, alias
w agner, cnargea witn Durgiary in me
county of Ashe, has escaped from the
jail of that county, and so conceals
himself that the ordinary process of law
cannot be served on him
Now, therefore, I, Top R. Ca-loweli,,
Governer of the State of North Carolina,
by virtue of authority in me vested by
law, do issue this my proclamation
offering : a reward of Two Hundred
Dollars for the arrest and delivery of the
said J. N. Carson, alias Clawson, alias
Wagner, to the Sheriff of Ashe county,
and I do enjoin all -officers of the law
and all good citizens to aid in bringing
said Carson to justice.
Done at our City of Raleigh, the 13th
r " -i day of December, A. D., 1872,
L J and in the 97th year of American
TOD R. CALDWELL.
By the Governor :
J. B. Neathery,
Said Carson, alias Clawson, alias Wag
ner is about 21 years of ago, about six
feet high, dark complexion, black eyes,
rather awkward in his appearance, has
no beard, and is by occupation a watch-
tinker. He Is supposed to be lurking
in the vicinity ot High .Point or Thomas
ville. 27 w4w
Statesville American copy four
weeks and send bill to the Executive
NOTICE to Parties of the Name of
DALLAS, M'KERROLL, and
"TTANTED. full Particulars of the
YV Children or Descendants of AL
EXANDER and WILLIAM DALLAS,
DUNCAN M'KERROLL by his Wife
Isabella Dallas, and of JOHN WIL
KINSON by his Wife Janet Dallas,
all of whom are entitled to Share in the
Succession of the late Peter Dallas,
of Glasgow, in Scotland Brother of the
above-named who Died, Unmarried
and Intestate, on 2d June, 1872.
The Parties were all Natives of Islay,
in Scotland, and the Families of the
three first-named are supposed to be in
North Carolina, and of John Wilkin
son in Canada.
Affidavits and Evidence of Pedigree,
Authenticated by a British Consul, to be
lodged with James Gait, of 98 West Nile
Street, Glasgow, Scotland, the Judicial
Factor on Mr. Dallas' Estate.
December 17, 1872. 27 w3m
I will sell in Thomasville, on the 20th
of December next to the highest bidder.
the chattel property in and about the
Female College, viz: Three Pianos in
good order, the Library, Globes, fec..
all the Beds, Furniture, (consisting of
Sheets, Blankets, Comforts, Mattresses,
kc.) Chairs. Tables, Table ware, Kitch
en Ware, Cooking Stove, Wash Kettle,
Tubs, xc. Also some Corn, Wheat,
Oats and Hay. Terms cash.
R. W. THOMAS, Adm'r.
I "LAST CALL.
All those indebted to the estate of J.
W. Thomas, dee'd. must come forward
and make payment or they will have to
. R. W. THOMAS, Adm'r.
dec 4 ' 95 law3wpd.
On the Cth day -. of January, 1873,
I will sell ; to the highest bidder for
cash, at the Court House door in the
town of Oxford, one tract of land in
Kittrells Township, containing 250 acres
more or less adjoining the lands of Win.
J. Hunt, Samuel R. Hunt and others,
the property of Lark ins Pearce, to sat
isfy an execution in favor of the State
of North Carolina for taxes.
JAS. I. MOORE, Sheriff
Granville county, N. O.
Dec. 2. 25-4w
STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA.
In the Superior Court Pitt County.
SYDNIE H. SPAIN, Administrator,
cum testamento annexo of D. O. Spain,
f . vs. -
James A. Brown and wife Mary M.
Brown, et al, Defendants.
In he above named case the petition
er and plaintiff prays for a sale of the
lands of the late D. O. Spain, for assets,
to enable him to settle the debts and
charges of Administration : and it ap
pearing that the defendants James A.
Brown and wife Mary1 M. Brown are
non-residents of the State. It is ordered
that publication be made- for them in
The Weekly Era, a newspaper published
in the City of Raleigh, N. C, for six
successive weeks, to appear and answer
or demur to said petition or complaint,
or judgment, pro confesso will be taken
as to them and a decree of sale made.
W. L. CHERRY, Clerk
; - "'. Superior Court.
A. H. Mansfield, Dep. Clerk.
Nov. 13, 1872. ;f22 wSwpaid
JOME WITH YOUR MILL.
I have any ; quantity of . Long Leaf
Yellow Pine. One mile from W. C. &
Augusta Railroad, want them sawed
into lumber. Come and look at the
chance. J. B. STANLY.
Whiteville, Nov. 9, 1872. 22 wtt
23,000 Gooch Cotton Ties for sale by
58 dim W. H. DODD.
Something new, (J sala- ' i
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Is there want of action In your
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