tr 1 1 r,
EALEIGZ T, N. C, THUi:
An IMitor Table.
Thnedltor aatln blaaacctnni.
lfi countenance f jrruwiHl with carts,
lie iulod at Ilia bottom f biulnosm,
HI reel at tb top or act air . .
1 1 i chair arm ona elbow upprtlngv
1 bright band upholding bla bead,
1 1 i vn on thfl dntr oil table.
Willi d IITe rent documents prettd. ;
.Tbare were thirty Ion paes from How
, " lcrt " -
With underlined capital topped,"
TLero were Ijrlca Irani Gubher, tbo
,t.i poet, s ' r-
r. Conecrnintr sweet floweri and zephyr.'
And. a stray rem from toddler, the I ncred hoarsely.' Mook yonder. Til
ur k!, ' ' : . "firtniin's coming!" : , : - :. U
won!, I taw hU knees frcmMc, nad
hi f.iru prow iale. j ;
What h It, Tom, old fellow?"
Ho turned around, and looked at
mo with a faco whiter, paler, more
ghastly ami fcar-strlckcn than the
faco of any living rnan I had over
ocn, nr have seen slnco a faco to
like death that I was frightened for
a moment at tho change which had
tsken place so Instantaneously. .
With a quick bound he sprang
backwards, and grasped tho lever
wtth one hand, while with tho other
he pointed tip the track.'."-; I .
1 W W -r-m m mw i W ff !
.Jly ankle U caczht cn:r that
timber yonucr tho nul, cjukily.
'If that were removed, I could chi
lly cxtrlcato raywlf
. I rTSifpcd tho timber and crcttcd
all niVEtrenrrtli to inovolt- I r ns-
cceded In raliinjr It far enourrh frcm I X2icy Vont.
among tho debru to cnablo her to I During tho ccrnlng cavaa Dcm
SJJS J&h-aUe!- V.-II1 tccd v.!th lr3
ncath tho beam, I Elippcd p5 editorial oa 1!: s 0,11 cf :8 JJWe.
the smooth floor and Jell violently. I Too pcoplo will La 4atergac3 cn
Tho sudden Jar detached another I every stump by Democratic crators
heavy beam from
fell upon my leg.
tho roof, vr'.Ich
I heard the be no
about tho bonds' Issued
finat): inv It tv Thmlrnn ' Kh vst
V - - W ' " I J A
free, and I a nrLsoner. , . . meso orators win neve r ininK to
WO were now, within a clrclft ofi rforltrt thn fart that.VAZvw fm"-.
nro. ah around us tno names
sinco thowar; but thesl papers and
;y tho State
. peicrlblng acoopla'of heifers. ;
I sprang to my feet with a bound I blazed fiercely, advancing steadily
lions of bond were I?cd by !the
t: : lotto to trcar to i," mcrr.crbr'
csl.lliaoa for ruling money foifo
crz!$ the fpxtrc cf the O&f&kratt
cviX jT .
Tho writer ofthU heartily re
sponded to tho sentiment of Gen.
2uV. Itansom, In his memorial
address at tbo Confederate Cemete
ry In this city three years ago, when
ho ' thanked God that lie had
blessed this dr i of ours with an
abundanco of fio.J3 to cover the
graves of all who fell In the late
conflict, whether under the blue or
the grey,", but If the destitute wid
ows and orphans of these dead sol
ft position; the CV:. .:v.. .
cratlc tiarty hai riven f . . r
Pledge to itho jpeopfo cf II 3 I t
that it tia$ their In tercel .1 r 1 1;
and afTords a strikin r centra t t
tho Itadical party In 1 recent::: : f r
young man, young -ir. rzrzzil,
whoso brief span, of lifj flnco at
taining manhood- has nl.jn.Icd him
Httlo or nO opportunity to shov hi3
fitness for the position. i;;:
' J . ....
t )cf v.MJir
billets from beautiful maid- f nd looked out. rpugn tho driy. towards, theVpoint, whenr. I ;lay vTLi VT' dra are to shIver In & and 8Uffer
w". i ... . . -r U4 a can .u. ua, -uw uwpwa. -, 4 .. j ; . . . . ; . v . - s r : - : thfl nftnw nf hunfiw ti OTder that
- v warn mm a . a a ' am . w - T - - w . r .
finn on wat- i wtt i r . m 1 - wn i , iv nwa r r rcr rrr - rt a i n.-v- i t . - '
" - 9mr
: i - And bi lis from a irrboor or two.
j And bis best leader bitched to a lofter,
, Wh iab Inquired 4f he wrote it or who t
" ,.rnere wore ropiv- of prn!i!Hifj-iSJ
wiire - .t r- v- -
" Of the smooth and mellifluon nchool.
And one of bis rival' hut papers
Informed biia be was a fuot.
up-train was approaching at rail I . I . endeavored with- all
speed. In half a minute It would strength to raise the timber and ex-ifiriAmftxt in
wo&ieif' by UTi'dhi iny train was 1 possible.
crowded. . The young girl stood beside me.
A3 uc sprang uacKwaru, lorn nau making no enorc to CSCiipe.
uo,' s I said;
Tho yojmg brag . lawyer of the
Democrats In this city, and den.
WV.lt. k,: "whom the , Democrats
call Vthe bestSolieitor in theState,,,:
haye recently given -our candidate
a trial In the McPherson-Willlams
Jcj. II. llr:r, ' t::3
cfthor,::.-. ir rr
cf for tho c:v3 cf
Clerk of GuiLlrJ.
Republicans; when a man goes
inlo a rculir 1 Convention1 ho 13 In
ho'nor bound to abldb!lt3 d?c!:Ion.
Let; no bolters bo enccir.Tc.L ;;
. r.'-'j . I nesrlected in the effort to honor the u . :.v,m iVi' t -T--'iL ' -.i?
conamon 01 uie&iace or irspeopier . - caxwwUu tuU "v". w f w mueuujug ,wm wurso m wo ara.
1'boro were several lon resolutions,
WithnamejiteUinzwhom they are by;
f:i:w nlzincr Homo harmless old broiher
NVho had dwiio nothing worso than to
'I'lrc were traps on the tablo to catch
And orpe;iU U tinfr and to bito;
'fboro rcro Rift enterprises to sell him,
Ar.d blturs attctupiing to bite.
reversed the engine." and now the
heavy driving wheels were whiz
zing round and round in the oppo
site direction. Springing to tho
chord, I whistled down brakes. It
was all 'that wo could do; but ah!
how little, when the lives of hun
dreds were at stake.
Leave me: you cannot help me. I
For answer she bent down over
the beam as it lay across my leg,
and exerted all her feeble strength
on it. 1, too, assisted her all J
could in my cramped position. Our
Our speed diminished sensibly, efforts were utter failures.
Tin. re vrcrc Ion;r, faring' ads"' from
And money with never a oiie,
Which added. " Please j;IveHhis inser
tion. And send in j our bill when you've
There were letters from organizations
Their meetings, their wants, and their
Which said, "Can you t;ivo this an-nomu'einent
1'or the Kod of our glorious causo )"
Tht'ic were tickets inviting his presence
T festivals, parties and shows,
Wr.!'i d in n-tes with " Plc.v;o give us
Demr.rely slipped in at thecloso!
In nh trt, as iiis eye took tho table.
And glanced at its ink-spattored
'J hero was nothing it did not encounter
. Excepting pci-hajw it was cash.
M I SC I? L L.AS EOUSj
'Go,' I said again, sinking back.
'Save yourself., The fire will reach
you iu a. moment more, and no
power on earth can save you then.'
She deliberately sat down beside
me, on the side where the fire was
The Kn mincer's Story.
but it became plain to me that a col
lision was inevitable.
"Tom," I said, Vwe can do noth
lie shook his head sadly.
"Come, then," I said, "It wont
benefit those back yonder to have
' Tom's face was pale as death. He
said not a word. Placing our hands
together we walked to the door of
the caboose and stood upon the
steps. The engines were within
Cfty yards of each other.
Hand in hand as we stood upon
the engine steps we sprang forward, hope. I was reconciled to death.
It seemed to me that we were a long The fire licked her garments. Its
time falling, and yet it could not heat was fearful,
have been a second from the time we My face was turned towards tho
leaped until we struck the snow, yet window at which I had entered,
many thoughts rushed through my It was suddenly darkened. A man
mind in that swift transit. sprang quickly within the car. I
It was the bank of snow in which recognized hira. It was Tom. .
wo struck and sank up to our arm- Manfully he. battled his way
pits that saved us from Inatant through the fierce flames and stood
death ; for had we fallen on the over me, his hair and whiskera
frozen ground, or where tho snow singed by the fire through which
was light, the shock must inevlta- he came.
bly have killed us. As it was, .we I One effort
Were there any rings t hi it? Did
all of the blockade agenH who; re
ceived bonds and mom -y faithfully
account for the amounts entrusted
to them ? Was there no misappro
priation of funds? Were there no
defaulters then t Was there no ex
travagance with public funds ? I ..."
The people wi(l bo told how mpeh
tax it will requiie to pny the Siate
debt, and how burdensome it will
be on the tax,-p lyer. -Will these
Democratic orators and editors tell
r -. As Colonel Pool, the Democratic
candidate for the office of Superin
tendent of Public - Instruction, is
publishing a paper called " Our
Living and Our Iead," and as this
chagrin. ;But we. want to see what and characteri7thea"nrx)Inimiitof
'mar i m I
nas oeen saia aooui mr. -urnei Dy Democrats to office by Republicans
tne press; or tne state. , we nrst
quote from the Wilmington Journal
of May 7th, 1870:1 . f:
The First Att em pt. Th e
maiden effort of our, young lawyer
article concerns both our living and friend, Mr. Thos. R. Purnell, mfide
our dead, possibly he will publish
it for the benefit of those who can
be benefitted thereby.
the people how high the taxes
You saved me from death she WOuld be in this fttate hthpvsup-
,t i i i a j t 1 1 ,1 : ,niti, i . .
ucaun.y. auu x wu u,c vt in egtebllshlng the Southern
Her face was pale and resolute.
I saw she was determined that it
should be so. Nothing on earth
could alter her determination to
die with me. I had given up all
I am an engine driver. I run the
express from Springfield to
St. Louis, rsight anr night my
engine dashes through fog and dark
ness, run sixty nines an nour, ana
my Jolly, red-foots 1 fireiuan ami I
are happy as the happiest, as old
" Fourteen" dashes through the
sleeping town, and over the lonely
prairie in the dead of night, waking
the echoes with its rumbling, and
shrill, unearthly sound of the steam
whistle as we near a crossing.
I am in love. I am engaged. I,
txor devil of engineer, and to mar-
the only daughter or a man wno
were entirely unhurt.
A second later the engines struck.
The crash was fearful. The crowded
cars were telescoped one literally
driven by the force of the collision
into the other. High above the
shrill sound of escaping steam arose
the shrieks oF the wounded passen
gers, and the loud, calls jfjoi., assist
ance of those "who were unhurt.
The wreck of the train was com-
Elete. Cars lay in every eonceiva
le position, one piled above an
other, others overturned. To add to
the horror of the situation, several
cars caught fire from the burning
coals which were thrown from the
overturned stoves, and they who
had escaped death were now m dan-
owns broad acres and much gold. I er being burned alive.
Tom and I extricated ourselves
at last, but only after valuable time
had been lost, from the bank of
snow into which we had fallen, and
hurried to the train. Strong men
were standing there, stricken utter
ly dumb by the weight of the catas
trophe which had -overtaken us,
while others wept like children' a3
they heard the groans and shrieks
of the wretched creatures who,
The child of a proud, dignified old
judge, far above me in birth and
station; and he Is willing, he is
content that one so far beneath him
should love and wed his child, for
he believed me to be a good man
and true. Would you have my
story? Listen, then.
It was a fearful night when first I
n ct my !s'.rling. The snow and
u-ct were driving terribly before
the fierce and biting northwest
wind, and the night was bitter cold,
yet Tom and I didn't mind it much,
for we were In the warm caboose,
and we laughed at the storm with
out as it dashed its hail against the
windows, striving to force an en
trance into our cozy shelter.
We were half an hour behind
time. It was no fault of Tom's or
mine, mind you, for we prided our
selves, my brave fireman and I, on
running old "Fourteen" nearer
time than any dher engine on the
road. We could not help it, for the
up-train was behind time too, and
wo were obliged to switch our train
oir the main track, and leave it
clear until the delayed train passed.
We received a dispatch at last,
after waiting half an hour on the
switch, stating that the up-train
would wait for us at the next sta
tion, and to hurry up and make up
s much of our lost time as possible
between cur station and the next.
"Throw everything open, John,"
said Simukins. our conductor.
"Make her do all she can. The pas- the face of a girl of
sonarers are crumbling at the de- which, despite the
VYc backed the train off the
switch, and straightened it in a mo
ment on the main track.
"Now, Tom," I said, "toss in the
coal. Give the furnace all it'll bear.
We'll give those unreasonable fel
lows buck yonder, who blame us for
the delay, such a ride as they've
never had before."
strength and tho heavy
'To the window, quick 1'
He caught me up in his strong
arms as though I had been a child,
and through that seething hell of
fire he bore me swiftly to the open
window,1 followed closely by the
irLwhoai X had saved. , .
For weeks I knew no more.
I saw her bending over me when
I awoke; to consciousness, with a
look upon her lovely face which,
once seen, can never be forgotten.
It was a look of love.
Well, I asked the old Judge for
his daughter when I was well again,
and he spoke these words :
'You saved her life, John, and it they promised to
oeiongs to you. ibks ner, unu ue
kind to my motherless child. I give
her to you with all cheerfulness.
John, for I believe you to be a good
man and true.'
And so I won my darling, my
precious, blue-eyed Lizzie.
Why Chubb Mourned.
When Chubb's wife died we call
ed in to mourn with him. and if
wounded and unable to help them- possible to console him in his afflic-
tion. Tne oia man sac in tne room
ing chair, with his eyes closed,
selves, were being slowly burned
The car next to us, the one to
which we first went after extrica
ing ourselves, was not overturned.
It had been thrown from the track
and remained upright, but the ends
had been driven in by the force of
the shock and the timbers had fal
len in all directions.
We looked through one of the
shattered windows within. Sever
al men and women were lying there,
to all appearances dead. The liv
ing and the wounded had escaped.
it's no use, John,' said Tom.sad-
chewing a toothpick, and' rocking
to and fro as he apparently mused
over the years that had sped . so
haDDily in company with his late
Confederacy? Howl many State
bonds were issued for war purposes? father West,"
I man was even
WW -tr V w MVi4VI AAV If
much State currenci ? Was Klin
tended to pay all ttJose bonds and
redeem all that currency? Did
these Democratic economists riise
any voice against the enormous
debt that was then incurred ? Did
they cry out when State taxes were
piled np mountain' high, and the
tenth of all produced was seized! on
for the Southern Confederacy ?
Where were these mighty figures
then? Had they learned the science
of numbers then, or were they at
The terrible evils of the internal
revenue system will be depicted by
these Democratic Solons.' , Will
they forget to tell the people that if
there had been no war that there
would hovo boen-x internal rev
nue system? Will they tell the
people that this internal revenue
is a tax entailed on the people to
pay for the secession war? Will
they tell the people that' certain
Democratic orators were mistaken
their figurings, when, in 1861,
pay all the ex
penses of secession with a ten cent
The demoralization of the times
will be bemoaned by these Demo
cratic leaders. Will they be frank
and acknowledge that the great
bulk of it all is justly chargeable to
their teachings? Did not seccssjon
produce war, and do- not war de
velop all the baser passions of the
human heartland transform civil
ized men into little less than sav
ages? Did these Democratic Solo
mons think that young roen could
be taken from the heavenr&influ-
. And now comes the iaiior, of
the Charlotte Democrat, and grave
ly proposes that tli
shall be moved " to
because a colored
mentioned for the
office of Mayor of Raleigh. He says:
" The idea of styling an ignorant
old negro "Esq., and mentioning
his name as a candidate for Mayor
of the -Capitol of the State is hot
creditable to Raleigh or the State."
Why, bless your dear soul, broth
er Yates, don't get excited. There
ain't any law authorizing a mayor
as the "8ueked-Orangepollcy.,
Will find the: judicial -districts in
this paper. jRespecting the times
for holding-the several-courts, it
case or the state vs. Jen. James, 1 would require a thorough examlna-
elsewhere reported, has been highly tion of tho laafc ftf o-itto
for a first appearance before a jury. Th,8 Secretary of State is supplying
a.u to oaiu uia uc cviuvcu uiuvu I vuy wvuuww ntuu uio ian9
yesterday in Superior Court, in the
knowledge of the intricacies of le
a J a '?!
gai argument xor one so young,
i .i ; a .
State Capitol ana gives promise oia rapiu rise in
..... nix i n if '
a not TIL A I III IP I r-" '
The ' DemocratIc--Conseryativo
party is a.party-jof old Ideas and
controlled by old men, , .Young
for the " Capitol ;" in fact Ihe
State House don't need any mayor
at all. It never did have a mayor,
and if you just won't go and have
the State House moved away from tening
Raleigh, the Era will urge the
" Solomons," when they come here
next winter, to pass a law that the
" Capitol" never shall have a May
oreither white or black, or even
jMtirther jwlor sc
mocratic centres, and known asmu
Now, won't you please comp and
let Raleigh keep the capitol without
But, seriously, " the ignorant old
itor, but like Vance's catfish, "tney I men, hb matter "'. 'what ifcelr talent
nave swunit migntiy." ? I. HuiliWl,VU3i ocywuwiw,
Then from the TVlJmington 'Sfar and only the old fogies are"nomi-
of Oct. 27th, 1870 : 4 , . natea to office by the Democracy.
A Rising Young EAWYER.4In Tne name or no young man was
the case of David 'Frihk.' tried for a I considered bv tho Dflmocmtift-fVn
capital oflenceyesterday, Mr; Tnos. servative Fcecutlve Committee
fhisPciaaoyhSi5f Superintendent ;?fvPub.Ic- In-
Cnl. Mearea in the defeneft. is faid StructlOn. ' ' )
to have acultted1ii mself in a man- ' On the Other hand, ( trie name of
ner highly creditable to him, and I n nld mn wna rnnBldArrH hx tho
terms or enmnlfinflaf, nn. rmt.fi fhv uniww iu mat omce.
his brother members of the bar and
others who had the pleasure of lis-1 We hope : the next Legislature
tot" his remarks. In Mr. I will make an effort ' to either i call
Purneli's brief career in the profes-1 a convention ,to amend the State
sion, ne has evinced the possession J Constitution or propose some need-
or taients or a mgn order, ana we mi amendments ' in' addition to
predict that the day is not far dis-1 those recently adopted
tan t when he will be found in the I The election of Judees should bo
front rank of the profession in this taken from the popular vote of the
State ! 1 people' and recommitted to tho
a a. a . a i a.
publican aper, of Oct. 30th, 1870, jadges and lawversfas exDOunders
or tne law,) out also for the law it
self. Charlotte Democrat. '
the foremost in the ranks
of rising and promising young law
yers of North Carolina, is Thos. It.
Purnell, a member of the bar. of
negro," the mere mention of whose this city. I Mr. Purnell was admit
The Democracy are afraid to trust
the people to elect their pwn Judges,
and so they wantto. keep tinkering
on the Constitution till they get it
noma Kqq or eHwtlrcwl fho Phurlnf f 1 ted to nraCtiee at thft Snrino Trm
Democrat, has been twice confirmed of the Superior Court of 1869," (and so the people can be cheated out of
' tx, by the Supreme Court at June Term fi10fr fffa iU 4
HoiiAlInn no a Tit rant rtf rra fT tha I i.1 r .t 1 w.. .
v, w puFuweuupuy As it has been said by Democrats,
most important institutions of pub- and integrity, has brought hini a . '7 . ' " . '
tu.t4YLiKeff ftnaini. liberal Dractice. He has already that Pcl U a man of learning,
r 7; appeared in three capital cases, viz: while Mr. Purnell is not, it Is prob-
r ,7tT - CSX . State vs. jerrJames, for poisoning, ably well enough to ay that Mr.
auu, vuwaiii. , muv. u ouilc vs. vjrcu. xzuuper, JUI uiuiuur, 1
there has been no complaint of a and State vs. David Frink, fori
want of integrity or capacity on his rape.
part to fill the position.
Mayor Whltaker's Card.
The card of Mayor Whitaker ap
pears In the Era to-day. He sub
mitted his claims for agnomina
tion to the arbitrament of the city
The Era has other complimen
tary notices which we may Use
hereafter, I and it regrets that the
memory of our Wilmington neigh
bor of the Journal has become so
treacherous that he cannot remem
ber what the naDers of his own city
partner. We gently approached ences 01 nome, ana iorcea oiceio Republican Convention, and being said about Mr. Purnell onlv four
the subject of Mrs. Chubb's depart- raid on some hen-roost at night! cf defeated, like an honorable man years ago j just before Mr. Purnell
and true Republican he comes for- removed from the city." Thomas
we assured mm mat we cnn..) oi An too hr
aittviMifhifAl nnrh htm in hto noan I 0 t
nn.r'the'mor; incerel? gund without becoming demor
alized ? Are scenes of blood and
ly. 'They're all dead there, poor
f hinrfo flnsa fioln 7am Tiffa w
.aa-? vjivva v o fs
and serve the living and leave the
As Tom spoke I noticed a move
ment from one of the females who
was lying on the opposite side of
the car, as though his voice had
aroused her. As he concluded, she
raised herself upon her arm and
turned her face towards us. It was
twenty, a face
pain which rested on it, was more
beautiful, in its sweet and girlish
purity, than any which I before
had even dreamed of.
The flames were between her
and me, and timbers were falling
every instant. To enter the blaz
ing car would be almost certain
death; yet I was resolved to brave
it, and save this lady wno bore tne
affliction, and the more sincerely
because we well knew the estima
ble qualities of his wife and were
familiar with the virtues with
which she adorned her home. "She
was, indeed," we said, "an excel
lent woman ; a remarkable woman;
a woman of sterling qualities and
unaffected piety." Chubb stopped
rocking and looked at us mourn
fully. "Unaffected piety?" he ex
claimed ; "unaffected piety ? That's
just what's the matter. I tell you,
Adeler," he said, bringing his hand
down emphatically on the arm of
the chair, "the way that there wo
man could roast a sugar cured ham
would bring tears to the eyes of a
graven image." Then we went out
and left him alone to his sorrow.
There are some kinds of grief that
are too sacred to be lightly intruded
upon. Max Adeler.
carnage calculated to. make men
better ? Did these Democratic ora
tors suppose that the evil associa
tions and corrupting influences" of
camp life would have no effect on
these men when they returned from
the army ?
Remember, people of North Car
olina, that Democracy is the fruit
ful source of all the evils we have,
and that the only safety is in voting
it out of existence.
And "fire up" Tom did. until we approach of death so bravely.
Tom had seen ner too, and wnen
Death a Journey. The day is
not very far distant when the world
will begin to look upon death as a
Journey to another country. It is
now considered so by the little chil-
1 a m , . m
aren, inose wno are to taKe our
had a heat as irrrt that which
Vulcan ever forged by, and under I asked him to assist me through place in the inext generation. Said
the. Impetus given by the vast
T.tnount of steam which the intense
heat quickly generated, we dashed
nlong at a speed greater than Four
teen had ever reached before. The
old engine swayed from side to side
and we dashed by lono houses on said, as I entered
the prairie so quickly that we could nace. 'If I don't
the window he did not attempt to
dissuade me, for had I not assum
ed the duty first he would have
gone himself, brave fellow as! ho
'Good bye.. Tom, old friend,' I
tne blazing lur
come back tell
hardly obtain a glimpse of them them how I died.'
before they were out of sight. We The brave fellow gulped down a
were going at the rate of more than rising sob, and after one more long
a mile a minute, yet we felt no fear, draught of pure, cold air, I turned
for we knew that the road was new away from the - window and in a
and good, and so long as the track moment, making my way over bo
was clear we were in no more dan- dies of dead men and across burn
gcr than would have been incurred leg seats, piled high up one above
had we been moving at a snail's the other, where they had been
pace. flung by the sudden shock, I stood
Tom finished working at the fire beside the girl whom I had come
at last, having arranged it to his sat-1 to save.
one little boy the other dav. "I
want to go to Heaven, and have a
nice time." And then those two
little motherless girls going to a
lady and asking her to please go and
ask the friend of hers who was dy
ing, to "carry their love to mam
ma," s It was yesterday we read the
death of the brother of Congress
man Saulsbury., When 'dying his
wife said to him. "You want to go
and see our children, dear?" He
said he did. " Well," said she,
" tell them their mother will come
in a very few days." And she did
go. 8he died the same week.
isfactlon, and after lighting his
pipe, toot his station at the front
windows of the caboose, and look
ing out past the flaming head light
into the raging storm.
Suddenly before he had spoken a
The ladies of Xeaven worth are
signing a pledge " to use no more
She looked up In my face grate- newspapers-except as men use the
fully, with a smile so sweet that 6ame i ., . " n - ?
even in the moment of peri!, I felt A handsome woman pleases the
the blood course swifter through eye, but a good woman pleases the
my veins, i think I loved her heart. The one Is a jewel the
even then. other is a treasure.
" Our .Living and Our Dead."
Three little orphans passed thro'
Raleigh a few days ago on their way
to the Asylum at Oxford. They
are from the city of Charlotte, and
are the children of a deceased Con
federate soldier. Their mother Is
now, and has been, for some time,
cook and servant to a colored family
In Charlotte. She was asked why she
accepted service in a colored family,
and replied that they were very
respectable people and that they
paid her more than any white fami
ly offered for similar services, and
that her poverty forced her to go
where she could da best for herself
and little ones. ? ,
Another little orphan was 'found
in Charlotte, . ancT 'It' was; desired
that she , should v accompany those
mentioned, above to the 'Asylum,
but she had no clothes fit to travel
In. A gentleman went to a number
of places where dresses are " made,
and offered to pay a good price if a
dress were made for the little One
at once. He was told that tbie dress
could not be made, and . on enquir
ing tho reason, he was informed that
the dress-makers were all too busy
making dresses for tho ladies of
wad and urges his friends to sup
porf'tjie nominee. This is the
proper spirit, and while those who
knew hi iii best exp'ected nothing
else from him, raises him high in
the estimation of all good Republi
cans, and they will not forget this
action. It is but natural that a
candidate should feel disappointed
when he fails to secure the object of
his ambition, but if he comes for
ward in the hour of his defeat, and,
sinking, all personal disappoint
ment and, selfish considerations,
magnanimously declares for his suc
cessful competitor, he proves himself
worthy of the confidence and sup
port of his party. This Mayor
Whitaker has done, and he has thus
set a noble example to every candi
date who shall fail to secure a nomi
nation in the State.
K. Purnell has a record, and one,
too, that ; would be an honor to a
much better man than S. D.Pool.
We are authorized by Governor
Caldwell to say that he appointed
Judge Manly and Col. Humphrey
directors of the Atlantic & North
Carolina Railroad Company 1st,
because they are 1hUi friends and
warm advocates or the gramt con
solidation scheme which he has so
much at heart. 2d, because he has
the utmost confidence in the capac
ity and integrity ef both of those
gentlemen ; and, 3d, because he
looks upon the completion of a con
tinuous line of railroad from the
Seaboard "to the Tennessee" and
We beg our readers pardon for a
recurrence to a disagreeable sub
ject. Weintend that the Republi
can party shall not be held respon
sible for the appointraent, of one of
its most embittered and violent
enemies to a place of trust and profit
under the; administration. We feel
that we are right, and the endorse
ment of "Republican" in another
column is only one of many com
munications received commending
our course. , We. have yet to 'hear
the first jtrue Republican approve
of the appointment.
There is nothing personal in our
opposition to Mr. Spelman'as we.
have before said. But it is to the
principle, full of danger, to the party,
in our opinion, that we fight, and
shall continue to fight against.' Fill
your offices with outsiders, or what
is equally! objectionable, with men
who are Republicans for the sake of
office, and you weaken the attach
ment of ihe loyal and trpe, drive
them from your councils, and soon
demoralize the organization ? ?
Read th!e communication of 'Re-
pubhean' in to-day's paper. ? ?
Republicans, in Union i alone is
strength. In harmony alone Is suc
cess. ' Submit your claims' for , of-
t-k Mwmloi nntntnalln PnAnJ
Georgia line as, far above all party ij .Hf.fcM tha .vr
consMeraUonGby ,'CUrtell con, n-XaT-
losses to being a Republican of the -. ,: . i i
straitest sect, and ' in all strict party ? Repubircan.nslder well before
questions sticks . close to 'Ms party yon makej nominations, and, ;wben
fjriends,. Jjut' . there' are 'questions you have made your nominations.
which rise above party and he rises go to work vigorously for the suc-
wf th them, I cess of the nominees,
Purnell graduated )w it a, tho .first
honors at Trinity College In June,
1809, and r delivered the. salutatory
address on that occasion, j there be
ing no-valedictory." st hi m . ..
Hq received the degreo of - Bach
elor of Arts and is now entitled to
that bf Master. of Arts. iiS ui I
Do those who . charge that I Mr.
Purnell Is not a ' man i of learning
mean to reflect on the faculty at
Trinity? Or do they i mean to say
that the law is not one of the learn
ed professions ? 4 1 , i ? 1
i ' - ' ' .,1. o; v
Murder as a J?lne Art,"
That the people of North Carolina
may have a .fair specimen of;)iow
law is executed - and , human life
protected in Kentucky, a State that
is now and always has Jteen, Demo
cratic,; the 'following; extract, Xrom
the Lexington (Ky) Herald Is pub
lished .4 -at-.U ! t. - iiij ?jx r
" It is impossible In Kentucky to
hang a man who has. either money
or respectable connections, and who
has committed a murder.4' Does
this sound strange? Prove It1 un
true if yon can. Show us a case in
the last twenty years where its, op
posite Is revealed. Does it mean
that Kentucky is free of this highest
of crimes save among- the low,' tho
humble, the friendless Read the
daily newspapers Scan , your, own
experience. . Is there a square mile
of, occupied territory, that has not
drank its share of Innocent blood ?
How many lives have met the pen
alty of the, law ffjom amonguthe
wealthy, and respectable classes?
Name one4." Scarcely1 ift day now
passes that 'some life is' not swept
away by the hand of violence, k Es
timable and. valuable! citizens fall
beneath the pistol-shot the grave
closes almost daily 'oyer the victim
or passion or resentment, or cooi
and calculating malice. : A negro, a
ruffian from, the lower .ranks, may
be huDg-but justice is too cheap for
more, respectable criminals, .. We
believe there ' hasn't been a white
person 'executed InFayette county
for fifty years by judicial process
yet in thAt time it would be .as easy
tn nmvp n. hundred murders in the .
counts r'ln, Kentucky murder has
become one of the fine arts.";
J 'OndrinVfrbnl the past act of the
KuinuTemocracy; Is Mi tiot rea
sonable to suppose ' this'wouldf be
he condition In NdrtH Carolina If
they -had -entlrd cbntrol of ' tho