AV E EKLY ERA.
W. M. DROWN, Manager.
Office in the old "Standard" Build
in;r, one fujunre South of the Court
IIosnc, Fa3ettevilla Street.
Wkkkly One year, - - - 00
Six month. - 1 0O
Throe months, .0
Tiu-Wkkkly Oneyear. - - 4 (
Six months, - 2 x)
Three months, 1 00
Ono month, - ro
,erl?ffVAniAiiLY in Advance. -r!f .
f . 1 11 1
RALEIGH, 1ST. C., THURSDAY, MAY 14, 1874.
TIic Receipt by which Peter
('oopcr lias Preserved his
From his Sp-ch on his 83d Ilirtlulay.
Measured by the achievements of
the years I have seen, I am one of
the oldest men who have over lived ;
but I do not feel old, and I propose
to give the receipt by wMch I have
preserved my youth. If have al
ways given a friendly welcome to
AV E E KLY ERA. i lASttOT from cllief Jco
TIIUKKDAY, MAY 14, 1S74.
It is well known that the laws of
North Carolina Iiave been in such a
confused state for years that it has
been exceedingly difficult for State
and County officers to tell with
any precision what was and what-
Repuldicaii Mass Meeting in
In his speech, in .this City, on
Thursday night last, Hon. Jo. W.
Holden, ;the Mayor elect, devoted
much of .his time to the importance
of reform in the Republican party
of Wake county. t He declared it
was not law. To remedy this in- to be his nurnose. if sustained bv
some measure Judge Battle .wasJtbe regular, KxrcntiVB .Committee
' mi mi 4i.mh.whWi.., . ... i n hum
' , . - r xrnrrtff thn tnnrrr fa-owflflwf fA-th.- I XiOanlOt Trade oOLaleinrh tvlll tri vr
" w .w... j w. I ' . .. - i ' .I . . . ' 1 . . . . i . . W t I f - w - . T- 1 w iia 3 HIUUCU ItllCd Villi' A 1 1T I IU4. I LIIH1. Mil IWrft 111 M T PTlTlBinDn n I C I uIIUk9 AUL.
and -maintain self- words not to be misunderstood that Khoia of ICand so altered. ameHaed 4 - 7ZrrTrC? .Milla and
i m. m - - a v m m a ?. .,..v 1. m ' . 3 , - -m m m. yi i wa . vi . mj -a r mm iifir nTT i w w tt xr rm w - - - w-
, are as fresh and as mepany will protect useir, ana n.i rWnnc fht ifi r mwof I TfmMiiw u1 rni Kdnnmron4:An I " -"rr MVV L w" arid
I rran to travel I W1X1 "Ofc permit n is action to qeieat-i 4 , , . , i ------ 7- iuiuui" me irauucrubs 1 wuum oe enuuea to . mree aei
Whli T hnv ni-I their will. Such a Derson necessa- CAlcI,,'re,,u;reu V1U1,SS- w tuegaies ApasseraDienere on uie have rained 13rvotes and ih Tt-
"Independent candidates are the
bane of party organization. To en
sun the harmonious working of
our party we should by all means
prevent the divisions that necessa
rily ensue whenever a so-called
new Ideas," and I have endeavored Conservative refuses to abide by tho
thus, though IstandJhen meeting oflhoi paripnTlia-J ows:
head, my faith In human nature,
my belief in the progress of man to
a-Detter social condition, - and egpv.
, ciauy in my
men to establish
young as when
the path of life
ways recognized that the object of
business is to make money in an
honorable manner, I have endeav
ored to remember that the object of
life H to do good. Hence 1 have
been ready to engage in all new
enterprises, and. without incurring
debt, to risk the means which I had on course to be pursued if we
acquired inthir promotion, pro- would retain a perfect organization
vided they seemed to me calculated and preserve our party strength,
to advance the general good. This and tnat is to support the regular
will account for my early attempt nominees without regard to person-
to perfect the steam engine, and for al preferences. To fail in this duty
my early attempt to construct the is to annul the bonds that bind us
lirst American hnmntivp. fnr mv together. NotrueCon.servative.no
connection with the telegraph in a ma" worthy of party-support will letter endorsing the book :
course 01 eiiorts to unite our country so as 10 jeoparuize inesuccessor Richmond Hill )
with the European world, and for the organization. And whenever! Anril 24th 1K74 1
far forgets himself as to deny his
oblisration of nartv fealtv. he should Hear Sir : "Busbee's North
oe lorced Into the
not be allowed to
Raleigh Municipal Election.
On Monday, 4th, the annual elec
tion for city officers took place.
Hon. Jo. W. Holden, Republican,
was elected Mayor by over 300 ma
jority, and' five out of the nine
Cominissiorierj were elected by the
Republicana. . .
. We have carefully compared the
s ,of this year: with those cast in
I Republican Organization.
i In accordance with the plan of or
ganization laid down by the party
in 1SGS for representation of town
ships in nominating conventions,
three votes are given each township,
at large, and in cases where a city
or town is situated in any township,
the wards of such city or town shall
ba entitled; to. three i delegates i"ar
' -U-Jjr ;
RATES OF ADVERTISING :
Ono square, one time, - - 1 00
" ' two times, - . 50
" throe timoa, -, rf. - ; 2 00
Contract advertlsemente iakoti at
proportionately low rates. . ,y
iCff-Jon Work executed at Vhort no
tice and in a style unsurpassed by any
similar, establishment In the State. Spe
cial attention paid to the ."printing of
Blanks 0 erery description.
To the State Press.
The second Annual Convention
of the Press of North Carolina will
assemble in the city of Raleigh on
Tuesday, May '12th. -1874 at 10
o'clock a. m.. The meetings will bo
held Jn thq. Senate Chamber,
Invitations , -to visit Uiq various
public institutions, schools
have been extended, and accepted
by the committee of arrangements
for the Press Convention.
Quentin Busbee, Esq., of Ra- 15th. .instaofcis: irregular, nt, DUblifnni -have dst .makin
leign, a lawyer wno nas naq very and Mia . the -party AVould be ap-1 clear Democratic Wain nf f
A. I I , O
extensive experience in preparing 1 peatea roi not to sustain said call.
law forms, -has recently brought I Mr. Holden is the Chairman of the
ho woald recklesslv snlit the nartv out a hand-book for ?the use of Jus- reerular Committee.
, m w- mm J I ' " - -
and destroy its force. There is but 1 tices of the Peace and others which We have no hesitation in savins
is warmly recommended by such that this;is:a contests between the
rily assumes more for himself than
his associates. He sets himself
above party discipline. He claims
for himself more freedom than he
accords to others ; and by his action
the Press Con-
jan -. excursion to their
Factory; .oh : May. 14th.
speclai:tralft.viir leave Riil.
j- eigh at 8 o'clock for that point, and
.1 iKmvi. 14 mc Kime uy.- jl' : . ; a : - j t
The registration Iii or naacArl wKilk
In Western Ward the Repubji- the Republicans had control of thfe
cans have gained 100 and the Dem- Legislature gave voters the right to
ocrats have lostf 30 leaving a net register on election dav.
Republican gain of 130.- . The Democrats changed the law
...'!..," .1 '
. Smith, Jadge Battle, Judge ty an.d, Tiinothy F. Iee and his adfi -r...v, L.. ... ...Tf' wM ;
i m i - a mm - r- w a r m wt i i i - im m iwcia ijn ri -w-ves rrT r-r
Rodman and Chief Justice Pear- horents. One or the .other must go inbfSS votes In the city since 1871. the election day. ' ' !
It must be recollected that since Under Republican rule a poor
1871 several hundred Republican man could go to the polling place on
voters have moved outside of the election day, "register,- vote and go
corporate limits into the village of about his business. Now,, under
Col. T. M. HolL President of tho
N. C. Agricultural Society, will
give a complimentary dinner to the
Press and. other invited guests at
his, residence,-: Haw. River., on tho
14tht at 2 o'clock p. m. ; . :
A hop will, be.givep, in honor pf
the Press. Convention by the Oak
City Pleiisure Club on the evening
problem of economical steam navi
gation on the canals; to all of which
you have so kindly referred. It
happens to but few men to change
the current of human progress as it
did to Watt, to Fulton, to Stephen
son and to Morse; but most men
may be ready to welcome laborers
to a new field of usefulness, and to
eh-ar th road. for their progress.
This I have tried to do, as well in partner
i in-ii-iuux itim uAt'Liuiuii oi meir
ideas, as in making such provision
as ft iy means have permitted for
1 lie proper education of young me
chanics and citizens of my native
city; in order to fit them for the
reception of new ideas, social, and
mechanical and scientific; hoping
thus to economize and expand the
intellectual 21s well as the physical
force, and pi ovide a larger fund for
distribution among the various
ela-ses which necessiirily made up
the total of society. I feel that na
ture has provided bountifully for
the wants of all men, a id that we
need only knowledge, scientific,
political mul religious, and gelf-con-trol,
in order to eradicate rth evils
under which society has'suffered in
all ages. Ixjt nic say then, in con
clusion, that my experience of life
has not dimmed my hopes for hu
manity; that mv sun
The foregoing, clipped from the
Daily Evening Crescent of the Cth
of May, (which paper is said, and
believed, to bo edited by a law
of the Hon. A. S. Merri-
son. 1 under. We anneal to the tieonle to
The following is Judge Pearson's J say who shall prevail in this con
test. Ave call u Don the nartv to
rally en masse iti "Raleigh, on the
15th inst., to hear the speeches, to
consider what is best to be done, and
to pronounce their judgment in this
opposition and --aroiina j ustice and Jborm Book," great movement for reform; Joseph
sail under our bylast mail. , . w. Holden. JmM TT JT
Theliotel DroDrletors . havo " vbrv
kindly offered the hospItalltfcV'of '
Oberlin, and into houses recently Democratic rule, he must lose a day
erected on the site of the old Fair
their houses to members of tho
Press free 0 charge. ' ' '
Every arrangemen t has' been mado
for a pleasant meeting arid ft hearty
welcome awaits our brethren of the
editorial corns. . i . -
The many chancres in our oreranic
law, made by the constitution of
1868, and the legislation incident
thereto, especially the dismember
ment of the county courts, and tire
distribution of their powers among
the Superior Courts, the Courts of
Justices of the Peace and the Coun
W. Holden, James H. Harris, and
others who are leading in this move
ment, are fire-tried Republicans
whose integrity cannot be Question
ed. Rally, friends, and save the
mon,) looks to outsiders as if there ty Commissioners, rendered a work
is. like Busbees Justice" a necessity!
1 nave not had time to peruse it
with very much attention : but V Pary had accomplished its mis
have looked over it. and am satis
fled that you have performed the
moor wnn care, ana in a manner
fully to meet the conditions called
I am particularly Dleased with
sion and ought to disband. Well,
Judge,. it does look like it rather
overdid the mission business when
itiBlected you to tho United States
Senate, but the whole thing was a
is imminent danger of a speedy dis
solution of the respectable firm of
which Judge Merrimorf is the sen
ior partner. "There is but one
course to be pursued if we would re
tain a perfect organization and pre
serve our party strength, and that
is to support the regular nominees
without regard to personal prefer
ences." Thus sayeth the editor of
increscent, lie openeth his mouth aliened, transferred, made Republicans in the
again and continuing to speak fur- over, enfeoffed, and do hereby bar thought they'd -havo a
ther, sayeth, "No true Conserya- f "n and sell, - alien, enfeoff; tranj I .with him.i Theyccorfli
tive, no man worthy oWmrty sua- l.fiH fP.B.Km Ai
Judge Memmon saidan-the Sen
ate the other day that . the Republi-
grounds. These votes are thus lost
to the party in city elections, but
not in county elections; and. when
they are taken into consideration
we have the gratifying fact that the
Republican vote of Raleigh town
ship has been increased fully four
hundred since 1871. Democratic roosters are very im
If any one, doubts the above, let pul si ve birds and crow on very
The nrooTsimme will: onnear in
to register, and another to vbte, and the evening.; papers ; on Mondav.
if he fails to register before election ( May 11th, and morning; papers of
day he is deprived Of his vote." But Auesaay, yjm
what does the J)emocracy care for
the poor working man, either white
or colored ? Let their acts answer
T? fP "CUTT.nTTTTTVr CM1..
N. C. Press Convention.
Raleigh, N. C, May 6th, 74i. .
him, consult, the official -vote of the
city ibr the years named and dis
pute it if he can.
is not setting
success of the organization: And
whenever an aspirantr ambitious of
office, so far forgets himself as to
in clouds and darkness, but is going deny his obligations of party fealty,
clown cheerfully 111 a clear hrma- u.L.nl V
ment lighted up by the ulory of he should bo forced into the opposi-
lighted up by the glory
CJod, who would always be vener
ated and loved, as the infinite
source and fountain of light life
power wisdom and goodness.
Important Inventions and
Maps, globes and dials were first
invented by Anaximander in the
sixth centuryT before the Christian
era. They were first brought into
Kngland by Bartholomew Col um bus
Comedy and tragedy were first
exhibited at Athens B. C.
l'lays were first acted at Rome
H3!) 1J. C.
The first public library was
founded at Athens 526 B. C.
The first public "library was
founded In Rome 107 B. C.
The first public library was
founded at Alexandria 281 A. D.
Paper was invented in China 170
The calendar was "reformed by
Julius Cie-ar 45 B. C.
Insurance on ships and merchan
dise first made in A. D. 43.
Saddles cameinto usein thefourth
tion and not be allowed to sail un
der our colors."
After reading this excommunica
ting Bull of Judge Merrimon's law
partner, the question which natu
rally presents itself to our mind is,
whether Judge Merrimon is a true
The old Ki Klux spirit shows
itself in the tmeatv which the News
makes to publish the shames ofcerf
your arrangement and the facility joke on Gov; Vance. Everybody talri Democrats who belong to busi
?0l?i 'iJ? , mzy M Mn the-State knows ihow well.Gov ness firms in this -ciiy, who voted
improyedbyomittinguselessw ;:r ... 0'
Qm xso. 7G, have bargained and 1 jwn imu-ou mc 1 ui juumcu wr laajwi. uu.n
aiure persons, says tnat paper, snouiu ae
fun I Smarted and never trusted again.?
elect I A citizen, it seems,' is ribt to vote as:
to A.M." are thetIv words neces- -y pw, umnii eqioy it, imprntnoi
jvvery g usuce pi ine -eace, uoun- fBemiblloan nartv does-.nbt nowVenJ t with their bitter intolerance. And
ijoyed the News says it may publish names
so that "oui country friends'may
Yours,. Ac, ! If you Will think a moment, not trade' any an ore with these
R. M. PEARSON. I Judge, yourwi!l remember that the firms. Republicans say, "live and
In behalf of the unprofessional Republican party didn't start on its let live." Democracy, as repre-j
public, the Era desires to return I mission ato bidding it has not sented by the News. says, if a man
thanks to Chief Justice Pearson for accomplished any of its mission by votes as he pleases destroy his busi-
tk i a. i 1 I . . S 1. x i . ' I . mi , --r l l 1 i , I'm
mo iiiipruvemeni ne susresis in I wsaiautuce anu it is un war- mess, .xne iews snouiu do a mue
Do Your Ditty:
The delegates to our county'Con
vention have been selected, and in
this connection we again,, urge
that in the performancp of the re
sponsible duties that devolve upon
them, they will stand -.up manfully
for what is right, and aid-in thec
lection of good men. r When wb say
good men, we mean the. best' we
candidate having been thrown out) I opposite party can : put in the field :
and an increase of. ttiree Repnbli I men who can command the respect
slight provocation. As evidence
ofthisseethe roosters in the News
and Crescen$ crowing over the elec
tion of a Democratic mayor in
ean Commissioners over last year.
Well, if they can see anything in
let 'em crow.
The bloody Kuklux drVthW
: , .' , . ' 'I . ' 1 .. 4$i-paHyj4tQyJ pjd tlje f victims This is so,'and in kepin
Justice Of the Peace. Coun i
, - . . a 7- i T .-lrw,.v piunj yuMiWUHIiUn CU', VTH illCll UlllCl HUUlViailtCa .li
will add every young lawyer. Du? 9 , f v .
Of the whole people, ' and about
whom nothing can be said but that
he is a Republican. ' . 4 I v
The5 very.iife and usefulness pf
the party depends upon its selection
of candidates, and too much care
a.i f .'1.. .'
If any person claim in er to affiliate tnateintr thnr tinf i
xmtUU nlr. Vmmm tu ot 3m. V ? ."V'" C V .V."!. .
that to crow over,
We are willing.
mies. - esta plashed lor, our govern
ment,', he , should be warned in
words not to be misunderstood that
the party will protect itself, nd
Will not permit his action to defeat
their will. Crescent.
In other words, send him a
"warning" from the nearest den ,
with a skull and bones over Itatid
tell him w hat he has to expect if
not ask the quetlbn;i MdS I like
him T'bafasfc h heacood man:'
win. he nu tiieomce aceeptabiv 7 is
tie 1 hphestXls'he true' tp principle,?
anu can weirusi-nim r xnis is tne
way to look at the matter, i Do not
. be argued out of your honest) con
victioris; do not have your preju
"dicesacted upon ; do not. make col
or an issue, but act upon the broad
principles or Kepubucanlsm and all
legal instruments. Let all useless rantebleprestraJi6h to careful.1. :If the names of these firms
words be expunged from our legal suppose thaf U fs1 goinfiftoidisband should be published by : that paper
Conservative and worthy of the sup- forms, and so simplify them; that at your suggestion Your advice is. with the" intent to injure them in Wilmington on Monday 4th for nation the delLa
port of his party? or whether he men of ordinary business capacity : entirely grttiiitQttbtta&iy.Jm-' -'their.business,: the. parties thus in- Aldermen is 1326. Well that their homesrwh lie
vinous 01 omce as to ior- .au uuuuniauu mew anu eipiam iimucuu ivu piwcui n aujumi ureu'IUB 8UC "c i,clMJ lur lu"u" fnay do for a city, but Wake Court
deny his obligations of them to the Ignorant and unlearned.! iy ridiculous figure strutting aroutTd; agesvu; a M j- -V . House cast 1 39l' and it wasn't a
rand consequently should Mr. Busbee's Book of Forms caa in yur Senatorial gown -with-; : good dav for voters to turn out Si
was so ambitious
party fealty and
be forced into the Republican ranks be had on application tofJas HJ out ... constituency . to, satisfy "Ronie, thou hast lost the -breed -of no-'
and not be allowed to sail under Enniss, Raleigh, N. C. No business! any m?i 9 ' ominary ambition,; , We bloods." f
Conservative colors? It is undoubt- mauorStateorcountvoflieerBhonld' without making . yourself , morel Some- of-Mr. Pescud's friends
edly true that Gov. Vance was the be without it. It contains all the; I rjdiculouaf by Offering advice to, the, urged his Election ott the ground
ionservauve nominee ior
ator, being the first choice
tenths of his party. It is equally
ce was the be without it. It contains all the; rfdiculouaf by Offering adyice to the. urged his Election ott the
U. S. Sen- necessary forms and instructions1 in! P7-" riTpW kVr.tp that his' blood is superior to
ice of nine- relation to their various duties; and! flwnembjer that you are just, in .tbej the comnibn funi 'of men.
he disobeys an order from the South I will be well.". Wp.are pledged to the
Commander. ... . regular nominees of our imrtyf)tair-
ly nominated, and wo are.conao-
The total number of votcw cast in 2 t1," .L " "Vu
can go .back to
wm vi ri II Jaa laO
Awv I .u.a. jmmwy . t .w WW w iuit
union Liip nuiniiwccu uiuuiijt
noniinatlcrn and 'election. 4 As?
mav he read! I v rnnpf vnd wa icninli
good day for voters to turn out, rather support good men than oth
ers that are not so good, and hence
our warm, interest in, the result of
your action. New-Berne Times. tJ
true that Judge Merrimon, claim
ing to be a pure and unadulterated
Conservative, and recently the
standard-bearer of his party for
gubernatorial honors, was ambi
ts the cheapest law book ever issued
in tho State. It is a handsome vol
ume of nearly 500 pages, neatly
printed on good paper, and. well
bound both in muslin and sheep..
Price, muslin edition, $2.25; full
Ciioi News from Soutiiwes
tkkx Georgia. We learned yes
terday from a well known planter, himself up as-a candidate for Sena-
iuiuc lamia iij
tious of office and so far forgot him- sheep, $2.50; 25 cts. extra when sent
self as to deny his obligations of by mail.
party fealty and to defy his party,
repudiate tneir nominee, ana set Our younir and able standard.
who runs several
1-e and Dougherty counties, that
the late rains have given all grow-
j"g crops aeriQu.VekJiaejl,
fine !w conM have been dff!rrdr
puriieulariy hs tooats. rsow, how
ever, rust has made its appearance
everywhere, and the loss on that
rrop will 1k heavv. Cotton is dv
ing out every day, and corn looks
yellow and sickly. Tho ground is
loo wet to plough, and is so thor
oughly saturated with water that
what falls remains on the surface.
A week or ten days of hot, dry
weather will, however, work a
great change for the better. But
of that there seems little prospect
at present, lhe sun shines, it is
true, but there is little heat in its
rays, and the nights are cool enough
tor against Gov. Vance, the regu
lar nominee of his party.
qyaccQrd i ng: to t he Iogjc-of-h.
bearer, Mr. T. R. Purneil, met and:
fix of a Confederate treasury notefisaheap In bloodi, said these gen-
aner the surrender r ' V; V i tlemen; But all blood is red, and
"Ycu represent nothiM on God's eartknow the blood of one man is no better
Anaattt below it; - thanthat of another. The oligar
cnic .Democracy;- still, oeiieve in
Col. W. A. Allen, the late Demo-1 ritf nri hiatwI hnt . tho hnni
cratic wenator from DuDiln. .was uarA 7.nn nnio onri Qn aanai.
LL.l.VJr.: -.'j i : a " J i , ; ' , . "." '"6 uu uu.
a.W9Pls? snowineWoraLjuage' ble people believe in "Worth
would loo&lijfrontor his name.and, makes the maiil .'want of it the fel-
so he introduced the famous bill to ti,, it
f 1 . : . f . 'I
pardon theKu KJiix for everything
It must not be understood that TUB Eka
endorses the sentiments of Its correspond
ents In every instance. Its columns are
open totlie friends of the party, and their
communications will be given to the public
as coniaining me views ana senuments ol
' I. t ... t. - t ' J . u . A
In all seriousness we put these
questions Have we any Conserva
tive party in North Carolina ? If
we have a Conservative party, have
its public men any sense or patriot
ism left? Or, are they determined
to seek office at the expense of their
professed principles? Are the news
papers that profess Conservative
principles doing their duty in trv-
lrig to stem' this tjde of, disgraceful
Mr., Spelmait's Appointment.
To the Editor of the Era :
Within the last three weeks I
have been in at least fifteen coun
ties of the. State, and whoppwn T
have been. I have heard Rennhiu selfishness of our so-called leaders?"
i i r t -i . r . . I rnu. tLn nkA.lin t . :
cans oi iiign sianuing ana great in-1 11,1,3 vuiuiuiw - wscrwr ue
fluence denouncing in most unmis- plores the condition of the Demo-
vanquished the veteran, yet feeble j -Pr-?rSf d ISf? Lx :.'Mr: Pescud and his friends argued
Democratic candidate forSfoerin- rrrV ' - MT he should be elected mayor to lucrative position which some good
taKabie terms the api
the notorious John I
Ipelman to a
Exemptions in Bankruptcy.
In the United States District
Court in Chicago on Monday Judge
ISIodgett deciiietl in fiivor of the
rights of a wife or daughter of a
bankrupt to hold personal property
given them by said bankrupt in
payment for services rendered as
Jiis clerk or agent. The assignee in
bankruptcy of Jonathan Hay, a
dealer in musical instruments and
sewing machines at Freeport, 111.,
seized a piano belonging to Hay's
daughter and several sewing ma
chines in the possession of Mrs.
Hay which the possessors claimed
were turned over to them by the
husband and father in payment for
their services in the store. Judge
Blodgett ordered the assignee to re
turn the goods.
"Goin' thro' the rye" is suggested
as a song for th 3 femule temperance
juniorpartqer ,of thee Javr Una JOT
which Judge Merrimon is the sen
ior, he should be kicked out of the
party and not be allowed to sail
longer under Conservative colors,
and the Vance men all with one ac
cord yield ready assent to this logic
and heartily respond Amen, and
Amen ! Well may Judsre Merri
mon exclaim from the profoundest
depths of his heart, "Save me from
my friends, and I will tako care of
Election in Fayetteville.
The following is an extract from a
letter received from Fayettevijle,
giving an account of the election in
that place on the 4th Inst.:
" Benjamin Robinson, Esq., re
ceived a larger colored vote than
any Republican ever received in
Fayetteville, and was elected May
or by three votes, but because, on
some tickets, a miaaie name was
inserted, they were thrown out and
he was in this manner "declared de
feated by one vote.
Four straight-out ivepuhllcans,
Messrs. W. It. Clark, liowis C.
Lineberry, Robert M. Orrell and
Albert H. Slocumb, were elected,
also, Mr. R. T. Seanlln, who was
nominated on both the uepublican
and Democratic tickets. Messrs.
A. B. Williams (of the McKethan-
Williamsring) and W .E. Kyle were
elected by the Conservative party.
The result is considered a great Re
S. D. Pool, afc Halifax,, tm "he4th J"'- ,?.:HaJr?
Senator he had been and what an
inst. The old man proved unequal
to the contest, lost his temper, and
floundered about, presenting a most
pitiable spectable. Mr. Purneil
dealt his blows thick, to the mark,
and, as the loud and frequent cheer
ing showed, with decided and per
Mr. Purneil has just reason to be
assured of a triumphant success,
and the Republican party of a great
Col. Pool is old, irritable, of no
expansive pqwer, and many years
behind the age. Mr. Purneil is
young, far advanced for one of his
years, in every way qualified for
the position for which, he is a candi
date, and can keep even pace with
the demands of this rapidly ad
vancing age. ;
Mr. Purneil made an equally suc
cessful effort at Warrenton on the
6th inst. Col. Pool did not. meet
him there he was routed at Hali
fax on the 4th, and. It Is supposed
has not been able to collect his scan!
and scattered mental forces.
Judge kogan announces himself
candidate for re-election .to the
office of Judge of the 9th Judicial
District. There will nmhahlv hk
no Republican Judicial Convention
held in that District.
able Judge he would make, and
Col. A. blandly smiled and looked
judgmatical. Bat the Democratic
Convention was held this week,and
it nominated Col. McKoy, of Samp
son, for Judge in the Fourth Dis
trict, and we'll all have to wait
eight years longer before there-will
be. any Judge Allen in North Caro-
. It is said Col. A. has shownim
self' ioyai to the Sampson foction
by donning the color most popular
there a big blue !
, Go' 'way, " huckleberrysyou've
i.ost. your taste ! that is if i we're a
Judge. - - ' :
A comparison of the votes for
Maybrjivillshpw that MHolden
ran ahead of bis .-ticket, i while Mr.
Pescud ran largely behind his tick
et. For example, Mr. Holden xe
ceived 85tf votes, which is J27 more
votes than the united vote of Messrs.
Gorman, Miller and Claw&m, Re
publicans, 4 while Mr. Pesfcud falls
Xl votes behind the united vote of
JVtessrs. jPaimer, Briggs and Roys
ter.: .Strong as Mr. Pescud is In the
CatynpersbiraFpoputerity, it is
nevertheless plainvas me apove ng
ures snow. thatir4Holdenj3 strong
er In that respect than he fs.
native town. But our. people pre-,
ferred to please themselves rather
than Petersburg. Mr. Best was
set aside, probably because he was
an original loyalist and Union man,
ReDublicaawaH entitled ia.-l4rv4
o T.. ttl. 4.1 1 S . w i
au auuiiuisirauuu piaceu in power
Dy itepuDiican votes to ignore its
friends and promote its bitterest
enemies? It really looks so in this
instance. We all believed at first
that, tho Off in miit to f Inn l.ol Knnn
and thus Greene, ;his native county, imp0sed upon and that as soon as
was not gratineu ; ana wny snouiu notihed oi tne mistake which it
Petersburg with her broken banks
have been preferred to a native of
one of our own counties? The
people settled these troubles among
the Democrats by electing Mr. Hoi
had made, fepelman would be im
mediately removed and a worthy
Republican put in the place. But
we know that remonstrances have
been sent to Washington City, and
we believe they have reached the
department which has control of the
place bpelman occupies, and as yet,
the mistake has not been corrected.
I tell you candidly, Mr. Editor, that
this thing is seriously injuring the
Republican cause wherever it is
known, and it is no wonder it
should do so wherever Speiman is
known and his Masting Powder re
membered. Iam a personal as well
as a political friend of Maj. W. A.
Smith, (that is if he is a Hepablican)
who takes all the resbonsibilitv of
a i t . .. . 1
opemiau s appointment upon him
self, but I tell him now, more in
sorrow than in anger, that if he
does not without further delav un
do the mischief he has done, that he
will lose whatever influence he has
with more than nn th
The act of Congress changing the and true Republicans in his own
time of holding the election of Con- Congressional District and will en-
gressmen in all the States and Ter- oaumge our party beyond calcola-
irnri hf th United Krntoa in the . ""J otaie. II lie 13
ritones di tne united fotates to tne a RePuh lean as fm nia?m. in w h
first: Monday in November, does will lose no further tim in htfri.
not go into effect until 187C. All Con- ing to this matter; if he is not a
gressional elections this year will Pepub,icJn then Gen. Grant ought
occur at the times formerly estab- w i rwauB7 v Y
I lished by the several States. Salem, N. Cl, Mav 3th, 1874.
The Reoubl icans of Craven met
in Convention on the Cth and de
clared for Hon. C. R. Thomas for
Congress, A. S. Seymour for Judge
and L. J. Moore for Solicitor.
The following: nominations were
made for county officers : Richard
Tucker, for the Senate; Messrs.
John R. Good and E. II. Hill for
the House of Representati res ; Or
lando Hubbs for Sheriff; I. E.
West for Superior Court Clerk.
condition of the opposition is as
would be inferred from thoso aues-
The flrs question; have-we a Con
servative party in North' Carolina,
cannot be affirmatively answered if
the enemies of the Republ leans art
to receive that cognomen. Their
conservatism is but in name. Their
aims are radical and revolutionary.
The action of one true Conserva
tive, the Governor of a neighboring
State, was repudiated by a majority
of the opposition press of North
Carolina. The security for existing
settlements and laws, would be
small should this fcseudo Conserva
tive partv come into power. -ir7-mington
Thomas R. PurxeLl, Esq.
When the name of Wr.,Purnoll was
nominated as a candidate for State
Superintendent of .Pub! construc
tion, we did not mount his name in
our columnsuntil wp.took;somc
pains to learn of his ; qualifications
and suitableness fortbatery im
portant position as Clilef Manager
of the State' Educational System.
This investigation was entirely sat
isfactory to our mind, our informa
tion being derived from the best of
sources, and upon that, we can in
confidence recommend . Mr. Purneil
In all respects worthy of the: suf
frage of the people for Superinten
dent of our Public Schools Many,
doubtless, are equally weU' quaU
fled, In the State, but nope superior
to him. StaUsville American ;
A man out West recently' tjre
eight constables and two: deputy
sheriffs sixteen somersaults, fvljo
feeds on the celebrated? ?MjWiv
powders " which we read of."