Official Orya.n of the United State
W. IVI. 1JKOWX, Manager.
THURSDAY, MAY 14, 1874.
the caro of tho Republican organi
zation in this County, according to
the platform and rules of the same,
prescribed by the State Republican
Conventions for 1867, 1868, 1870 and
1872, all of which bodies assembled
in the City of Raleigh and ordered
the publication of their proceedings
in the Republican papers of this
Your County Executive Commit
tee, therefore, in the opening of
this campaign for the nomination
of County officers, have assembled
at the call of their Chairman; and
at a regular session, held in the
Capitol building, at noon, on Sat
urday, the 9th day of May, taking
into consideration the condition of
affairs in the County and the con
dition of tho Republican party in
its present unsatisfactory and dis
organized state, do declare and
make known :
1st. That the Convention called
by T. F. Xee, .Esq., to assemble in
shown, that they agree peaceably
and harmoniously to permit the
said Convention to dissolve and
pass away and that they join us in
the grand mass meeting and bar
becue to be held in this city on the
same day, which will be the open
ing gun of the present campaign in
Wake County against the Demo
cratic Conservative powers, which
are anxiously looking for a divis
sion in our ranks. Remember, fellow-Republicans,
means defeat. Let us be united
and we shall be victorious over
every foe !
Come to Raleigh, then, to the
mass meeting. Let every Repub
can .spare one day for the sake of
his country and the cause of the
great Republican party of this Na
tion. Let the cry be: To your
tents, Oh, Israel ! For this day we
expect each man to do his duty.
JO. W. HOLDEN,
hour, and doing good even to its
And now we turn to the other
side of the picture and there we see
the Literary Board of North Car
olina take the" Common School
Fund which1 the United States gov
ernment had deposited here, away
from those same poor children and
use it to destroy the very govern
ment it belonged to, and which
was trying to educate the poor
children of the State.
People of North Carolina, will
you think of these things ?
Col. A. M. Waddell, the Demo
cratic Representative in Congress,
from the Wilmington district, not
only voted for the 'back-salary"
and toofc It, but wrote aA letter Me-
For Superintendent Tiiblic Instruction .
THOMAS R. PURNELL,
OP FORSYTH E.
8IXTIT JUDICIAL DISTRICT.
JOHN C. L. HARRIS,
Elections Thursday, Aucnt Oth.
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through the columns of the 44 Era,"
anf friend for office of any descrip
tion, must pay adrertislng: rates for
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utunlcatlon relating to any one' per
son, which will be inserted gratis;
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The charge for advertising the
name of a candidate for any office,
will be 5, in advance.
The pnblisher can no more afford
pace In these columns, furnish pa
per, Ink and labor, without com
pensation, than can a merchant
furnish goods to the public, without
pay Persons who want office can
well afford to pay
is illegal i void and of no binding effect.
since it has been called without the
proper authority; and we hereby
notify the Republicans of the Coun
ty that said Convention has been set
aside, and that a legal, resilarly
constituted Convention of the Re
publicans of this County will be
called at some early day, by our au
thority as the only Executive Com
mittee, and the only authority
binding on the voters of the Repub
lican party in this County.
2nd. We further declare that T.
F. Lee, Esq., is not a member of
the Executive Committee of this
County; that he has no Committee
with him or behind him; that he
has taken his present place without
a shadow of right so to do, and
therefore has no authority to sum
mon a delegated Convention of
this County ; that
J AS. II. HARRIS,
Republican Meeting' in Frank
In pursance of previous notice, a
large meeting of the Republicans
of Franklin County was held at
the Court House to-day, for the
purpose of nominating delegates to
attend the Judicial Convention to
be held in the town of Warrenton,
on the Cth inst,, and also to appoint
delegates to attend the Senatorial
Convention to be held in the town.
of Tsashville, on the 19th inst., and
aiso to appoint delegates to atte
the Congressional Convention, at
such time and place as may be ap
pointed for said Convention.
On motion, Capt. C. II . Thomas
was called to the Chair, and on as
suming the duties of said position,
made a very few but pointed
remarks, urging his brother Re
publicans to stand firm in the dis
charge of their duties, and to be
bold and determined in the support
On motion, J. E. O'Hara, Esq., of
Enfield, was chosen Chairman, and
J. T. Reynolds, Secretary.
The following named gentlemen
were chosen as delegates to the Con
gressional Convention : John Ury
ani of Halifax, and Geo.W. Daniel,
of Faucett ; alternates, L. F. Lar
kin, of Weldon, and John A. Jones;
of Enfield. As delegates to the Ju
dicial Convention : W. F. Younsr.of
iLittleton, and T. J. Fields, of Wel
don ; alternates, John Mavs, of Lit
tleton, and W. C. Hill, of'Weldon.
On motion of John A. Jones. Esq.,
the following preamble and resolu
tions were unanimously adopted :
Whereas, We are again called
upon to enter a political contest, and
being our bounden duty and pleas
ure to so conduct said political con
test as to retain our party strength,
gain new adherents to the tenets of
the Republican party and win the
approbation and confidence of those
.11.. . 41
Nash G. V. Robbins. I
Northampton J. W. Newsom.
Warren Albert Burgess.
Wake T. F. Lee.
The Convention then adjourned
RICH A Hi) FALKNKIt,
W. IioniiiNs, Secretary.
M. Beckwitk, Asst. Sec'y
In the afternoon the large crowd
which had assembled on tho court
green were addressed by Mr. T. It.
I'urnell, Republican candidate for
Superintendent of Public Instruc
tion, -oi r. morn, J- c L. Harris,
King, Johnston and others. Tin?
greatest enthusiasm prevailed. War
ren will increase her majority in
August to 1,500.
I is-Loyalty and Lying.
'Our attention has been called to
crats of that District have re-nominated
Col. Wi thus endorsing said
"grab," and those Democratic mem
bers of the late General Assembly
who let off such beautiful- speeches Woodley Hawkins, E. T. Power,
have Joined tire cremation crusade. I M. T. Hawkins, R. T. Edwards,
, We are led to make the above in- and Oft' those speeches on ;the K?1 Thomas Conrad Jones, Ed
uiry because of the following edi- Lartal tail n&- . YJyPS
Is the Ku Klux Klan still in
. Operation in North Carolina ?
gates were appointecLtp attend the
several Conventions: .
C- H. Thomas, J. H. Williamson,
P. B. Hawkins, W. H. Ransom,
W. A. Bookram, Nick Williams,
quiry because or the folio wing
torial taken from the -.Piedmont
Press of the 7th of May :
It fS'time we commence shooting
the deserters and punishing the
recusants. The first step has been
taken in that direction by the
Democratic-Conservative State Ex
ecutive Committee, in the adoption
of the following resolution :
Resolved, That we earnestly rec
ommend to tho members of the
Democratic-Conservative nartv to
he stands alone, discourage independent candidates
It is said that the garrulous grab
ber from the Greensboro' gerryman
der smiled sarcastically as the
sweet-smelling smoke f curiously
curled up In wavy wreaths from
the smouldering speech of Person's
Alfred Raker, Arch. Thomas, Ossa
Thomas,4 Albert Davis, Henry
Bowdin, Abram Davis, Rchard
Baker, John Pediford, Matthew
Shaw, Henry Fuller, J. B. Tucker,
James C. Wynne, C. W. Conway,
Ned Alston and Roe Davis.
On motion, the following resolu-
Puritanical commoner, and panto- tions were unammousiyaaoptea;
Iicans of Franklin county in con
as a Committee of one of which he arfd all other disorganizes, and that
is the sole, sen-constituteciniemDer, all support be promptly withdrawn
from every asnirant for office who
shall oppose the regular nominees
of our conventions.
mimically pointing to the pyrotech
nic pyre solemnly saids "Great
God, fellow, citizens ! why don't
you fling McGehee and! Scales on
the pile and burn thera.itoo ?"
And so the whole of the elegant
Democratic philippics against the
"Salary Grab" have 1 ended in
Resolved, That we, the Republi
cans of Halifax county, hereby re
new our pledge and allegiance to
the Republican party, both State
and National, and again endorse the
... iuumi i hi !.-., i ikiiii i , ni
umn's length, in the Southern Home
of the 27th ult., headed "Blood
hounds and Loyalty," In which tho
truth is almost an utter stranger.
This article states that Judge
platform of kud pSrty as adopted ?'cWun"g
and promulgated by the Republican
Convention of 1867 and all subse
quent conventions, v
Resolved, That as corruption and
venality are daily being charged,
and in many cases proven, upon the
leaders of both political parties, it
is our duty to select none but true,
honest and competent men to bear
our standard in the ensuing campaign.
Resolved, That the measure known
eral Court at this place, allowed
"Billy Smith" $9,500 as a salary
for one year as receiver of the Wes
tern N. C. R: R. Co.; while the re
cords show that Smith was only
allowed $5,000. The Home further
states that Col. S. McD. Tate, who.
it says, is a vastly superior railroad
man to Smith, was only allowed by
the same Judge, as the receiver of
the same road, pay at tho rate of
$2,000 per annum. While the
It is really amusing to hear Dem
ocratic orators and Democratic
newspapers asserting that the col
ored people of the State have
"forced', them to form: a line of I
a-In order to secure the Era it is
necary that the price of sub
scription shall accompany all or
ders for the paper. Our terms are
John H. Wheeler, of Washington
City, author of Wheeler's History
of North Carolina, and former
Treasurer of this State, is spending
a few days in Raleigh. We are
pleased to see him looking well.
Col. Wheeler is engaged, we be
lieve, on his new work, giving im
portant statistics and events that
have happened in North Carolina.
We wish him abundant success.
and that hence his act3 as such are
null and void, and without any
binding virtue upon the party in
this County. And we do also de
clare that the Republicans of Wake
will no longer submit to such an
usurpation of all powers by one
man, but that we are determined to
have a free Convention, free speech
and free votes, with better candi
dates for places of trust and confi
dence, that we favor and will main
tain the equal rights of all men, and
that we hold to the fundamental
principle that the voice of the ma
jority of tho people should rule in
the choice of their delegates and
their candidates in all of our assem
blies both large and small.
3d. We notify the Republican
party of this County that the State
Republican Convention, which as
sembled in this City, in 1872, or
dered tho Regular Republican Ex-
srm in l v n i itiuiuii t.uiii ri nm a i a i . . -
TTnn .TWnh w ff nirfpn Jnspnh Avery say no the people must vote much ashamed to make any such
T. Backalan, Esq., John B. Neath- as they and the Klan tell them or be humiliating confession, i or hear it
vention assembled, once more an
nounce our fealty to the Republi
can party and express our confi
dence in the nrincirjles enunciated
in the great National Republican the Republican party ; we thereforo
FfltfnrmhP pv ntr nnrs to he the ensure suun li press's men as voifu
as the 41 Snlirv Grab nrlnnted hv "Ul" 1S limi Ul va UI,,y
ifLn' JL.PiM ceiverofsaid road for about five
ll'V JL J1 l J (JVVUUW WWl-i L VOOj Li.iU IIIV
manner in which it was placed in a
general appropriation bill to prevent
the JKxecutive veto, was unjust, and
tends to cast odium and discredit on
wnat uoes tne ress mean Dy
tlshooting the deserters and jmnUhing
the recusants V Has it come to
pass in North Carolina that a free
man, who has heretofore co-operated
with the Democratic party, cannot
A t M 1 Jl I 1
turn irom me error oi nis way ana in politics. How the whites of persons were appointed as Execu-
vote according to the dictates of his tnG state with a maioritv of 40.000 tive Committee of said county: P.
-11 I " ' I T TT. 1- nuj TV,, XT
registered voters, with j nearly all
party of iustice and right: and be-
iner thus founded it ought to suc
2. Resolved, That John H. Wil
liamson be requested and authoriz-
zed to cast tho vote of this county,
at Warrenton, on the 6th inst., for
Major B. F. Bullock, Jr., for Soli
citor, he being our first and only
choice for that office.
On motion, the following named
for said measure and received said
back pay, as unworthy of the con
fidence and support of the Republi
can party, and we urere upon the
District Convention to pass such
resolutions as will express the dis
approbation of tho Republicans of
the Second District.
weeks, and was allowed and receiv
ed the sum of $500 for tho same,
which was a . much larger per cent,
upon his receiAs, than that allowed
" Bijly Smith." While the report.f
of the road show, and the truth isl
that Col. Tate was hardly able to
keep the road in running order,'
from its receipts under his manage
ment. And that under the man
agement of " Billy Smith" for one
year, the road has been increased in
value , by the repairs to the bell,
rolling stock, &c, between forty and
fiftv thousand dollars; with a sur-
denee in tho ability, integrity and "V'
lity of our distinguished fellow- ovf "l??1 '
own conscience and judgment with
out being "shot" for so doing?
Must he be taken out and scourged
because of his "recusancy11 .in not
obeying orders as to how he shall
vote? We have been laboring un
der the delusion that every man in
this country has a right to vote as
citizen, James E. O'Hara, Esq., we
do most cordially endorse him as
our choice and being worthy of the
nomination for Congress in the
Second Congressional District, and
our delegates to the Congressional
B. Hawkins, Chairman, John H.
WilHoTncn W A Bnntram f!.V.
the real estate, and nine-tenths of rjnnwav. Jnsenh FTarris. Alfred Ba
the education, can bo compelled to I ker TST t TTnrris. Matthew Walk-
"PeriifnrH Convention, to be held at Golds
of an inferior race (as thev claim Henry Bowdin, Abram Davis, Al- boro, N. C, May I4th, 1874, are
of an inferior race (as they claim) vig, R0e Davis, Wesley hereby instructed to cast the vote
wu"UHfc "iwucjr, iuwu lauua auu Best jewi3 Perry, Ossa Thomas, It.
witnout eaucation, is a very strange t. Edwards and Knibb Thomas.
thing and if we belonged to the I On motion, John H. Williamson
The Home further says, that
Judge Dick at a Court held at
Greensboro, where there were threo
parties litigant, allowed the law
yers $2,500; which we understand
is not true ; but that he allowed tho
attorneys appearing for the road
$'200 each, amounting in tho wholQ
to not half $2,500. '
The Home also says, that Judge
Dick also allowed Mark Erwin and
he pleases; but Mr. Hussey and Mr. Democratic party we would be very was ca111 on for a speech ; he came we, the Republicans oi iiaiiiax
A.L nunil.Kf .nfo Z? Jl cheers and loud ap- county, recognize a tried and true
ery, Esq., Moses Patterson, Esq., I "shot11 &nd "punisied.11 Who, gen-
and George W. Brodie, Esq., to re
organize the County of Wake and
to do so before the next regular
Convention, which will be sum
moned by us at the proper time.
We shall, therefore, notify the Re-
tlemen, have invested you with this
power? Not the Constitution or
laws of the State ; they warrartnc
such imperial privilege. If your
made. The whole story is against
common sense and reason, and we
simply don't believe it-and furth
er, we don't believe the Democrats
nlanse and made a most eloouent Republican, a competent ana trust
and telling address, showing up the worthy attorney, and our delegates
ilves believe it.
heli est are to he obeved it must be
3 fSPHS??&5 X3Tihj by virtue, of your authority in the
' mMinw will heonlled fnrrhenhove I "InviSlbl
Woklo couniy Jiauers. purposePtach of the same, to be
The County Commissioners report held in the broad open day-light,
Wake county out of debt, and yet and for the further purpose of elect
witness tickets, jurytickets and coun- ?S frm their number one man to
, rii i be a member of the Regular County
ty orders are subjected to a heavy Executive" Committee,
shave because there is no money in which Committee, according to the
the County Treasury to pay them, said platform and resolutions of the
And why is therel no mony there ? party in State Convention assembled
T,, - ' in 1S72, is to be composed for the
Because the taxes due the county County'of Wako of 8Yxteen mem.
for B73 have not leen paid into the bers ; which members must assem-
Treasury by Sheriff Lee. The peo- ble, elect a Chairman and Secretary,
r1e of thf ronntv. and more nartie- and notify us that they are ready to
laivu Liiaiuu ui vi aiictiio ui l ai ja
meetings will be called for the above "Invisible Empire." Howl Jong,
e hone ana
submit to such
oh how long, will
sinew of the State
imperious dictation ? Rise up, free
men, and strike the shackles from
your limbs before your liberties are
taken from you by these oppressors
It may not be safe for Judge Mer
Sunday morning, the 3d inst., S-fr'
Democratic party in its truly hide
ous position at the present time.
Capt. Thomas was next called ,
and he stated that he hoped the
good advice given by Mr. William
son might be practiced and remem
bered, and that the country might
soon be relieved of the evil effects of
man mmed. Jjavis. near
ngham. Richmond' county.
or has it that Yarbbro was ac-
of having some unpleasant
ith Davis7s wife, and Yar-
boro, while passing the house of
Davis, was accosted by IMrs. Davis
who demanded to know why he
had given her the lie. Yarboro dis
claimed using any such
ordered that these pro
ceedings be published in the ra.
Oh motion, the meeting adjourn
ed. . C. H. THOMAS, Ch7n.
J. B. Tucker, Sec'y.
of Halifax county for him until in
xS0CVe$, nat in J. u. U. .arriS, f ,lvnPMinfr !,! rm.l fr.r Rfllrw
we, the Repuoncans oi iiaiiiax w . . i t TV7.i
that they were only allowed $500'
So it is now easily to bo seen
what Judge Dick and "Billy Smith"
get for their loyalty a lying edito
rial article in the Southern Home.
We notice that the Charlotte Ob
server and Hickory Press have
made similar false and wicked
statements in regard to this matter,
and we suppose these untruthful
ana injurious-articles will, without
. ' i. : i 11...
oueriiJg a currtxuuu, nuvui iuu
rounds of tho veracious Democratic
press of the State, with a diaboli
cal QXm.Statesville American.
rimon to Haw himself atllickory J-JSL -SfifthS
Republican Meeting in Martin.
Pursuant to previous notice, the
language, Republicans of Martin county met
at the Court House in vviinaraston
to the Judicial Convention to be
held at Warrenton, May Gth, 1874,
bS and they are hereby instructed
to cast their vote for lum for the
office of Solicitor for this Judicial
Resolved, That five hundred cop
ies of the proceedings and resolut
tions adopted by this Convention
fa -.Tnf-Htl frr rliefrlhnHrtn . nnri
hii. onenng a
cation to the Jra ana Roanoke
On motion, the Convention ad
journed. J. E. O'H ARA, Ch'n.
J. T. REYNOLDS, SeCy.
We publish in another col urn n
the announcement of Judge Ijogan,
declaring himself a candidate for
Judge in this district. Wo take
ularly the Republicans of the coun
ty, demand that this money be
paid over to the Treasurer, and
that this shaving of tickets and or
ders cease. lfthis money is not
paid over in full Sheriff Lee is there
by rendered by Jaw ineligible for
ro-election. Even if this were not
tho law, he has no Vight to expect
his party friends to re-nominate
him unless he shows the receipts of
the State Treasurer andthe County
Treasurer for all public moneys col
lected by him.
The Republican party is the spe
cial champion of free public schools or by packing and stacking, which
audit will not stultify itself by nas been mtnerto practised
ganization in this County, when we
will surrender our trust to them, for
it is time, fellow-citizens, that tho
party was re-organized on a safe and
sound basis, that the people may
see that the day of packing and
proxies, of trickery and treachery
has passed away from among us
Your regular Republican Exec
utive Committee takes this oppor
tunity also to warn the delegates,
who have been misled into being
Station, the place where the Pied
mont Press is published, .until he
swears out a peace warrant against
Messrs. Hussey and Avery. He
may be shot or punished if he goes
there. The editorial above quoted
is most assuredly as applicable to
him as any one. "It is time we
commence shooting the deserters
and punishing the recusants."
Will Messrs. Hussey and Avery
please inform the public who "we11
are that are to do the shooting, and
also who are the "deserters11 that are
head of Yarboro, dashing out his
Convention of Sixth Judicial
Aprorrlinfr tn nrevions cill. tho
on this day, for the purpose of nom- Republicans of the Sixth Judicial p easurein p acin- h is n no
mating delegates to the Judicial W met at Warrenton. on the -puiri? "lsi";1122
-i s r i 1,1,1 i " . . ' ai uui juaat iimu, art uuui iciai.i
Ston on the 9th Of the present inatine- a oandidate for Solicitor, to
month, and the Congressional and appoint a committee for the Judic
ial i District, and to transact such
It must not be understood that Thk Era
endorses the sentiments of its correspond
ents in every instance. Its columns are
open tothe friends of the party; and their
communications will be given to the public
as containing the views and sentiments oi
Davidson Always Republican
and Never Bolts.
To the Editor of the Eral: :
A report is in circulation to the
I A-Arwt tnnt 4-s-fc rrl swim ffAivi Tlrt ' I
appointed to attend Mr. Timothy fn hG sho, ftml who the I T" r Tk"
F.Lee's illegal Convention, that . . nmijth,df . Tj, Jlidpa Mer- liSSSk ' ClSSSnvnti
wnetner iney wereiainyoruniainy . -7; 7 - rczn lS0rwT-iAntin Tif Vh0n to
selected, by public meetings or in se- rimon a "ueserier- or- is ne a .-re- " 1 a wr
cretconclave.by6o;ia ?cjma orities cusant?" Is he to be 'hot"oris ,"'.VV "
1 1 11 1 v i nr 11 TFti rrwxs -i.rifi- y -i iriiu iir 1
nominating any man, no matter
what his services may have been,
who has collected money for free
he to be only "punished?"'
anxiously await a reply.-.
shameful manner, that said Con
vention, called to assemble in the
city of Raleigh, on the 15th day of
May. 1874, is illegal, null and void !
schools and failed to pay it over to. But the Republicans of this county,
the County Treasurer. on the t)ther hand, are invited to
Taxes are levied and collected .VnTl ,nZ?S?rZL cntirehite n.alo poJatiuto
1 . I ... v.. .j' :: " y' 'V Vi' . -. ..it
privuiu usu vi uu v man
Education Prej udicc.
In July, 1SG2, while the Southern
States were conscripting almost the
Davidson are of the true grit. They
have never bolted a Convention,
neither have they ever, bolted an
in 18G8 one
Senatorial Conventions, to be held
in Plymouth on the 21st inst. On
motion, Merrick Gray was called
temporarily to the chair, and then
on motion of Jos. M. Siterson, John
Watts was selected as permanent
On motion, W. A. Johnson and
Peter Hassell were requested to act
The object of the meeting having
been explained by the cnairman,
On motion of A. vv. .rowers, a
committee of two from each town
ship was appointed by the Chair
select delegates to the aoove
named Conventions, which dele
gates were as follows: To the Judi
cial Convention : W. J. Watts,
Harry Biggs, Augustus Johnson,
P. W. Emett, Harry Ballard, Moses
Crookston, VV. A.
other business as might be brought
before the Convention.
Mr. Albert Burgess, Chairman of
the County Executive Committee
of Warren, called the meeting to
order, after which Mr. J. C. L. Har
ris, Chairman of the Judicial Com
mittee for the District, explained ;tv
inei.ODjecc 01 tne assemDimg 01 me Keen
. 1 .i-rl " w
convention, anu nominateu Jr.
Richard Falkner, of Warren, for
President of the Convention, who
was unanimously elected.
On motion ot Mr. H. C. Jones,
from all portions of the district.and
from conversations with leading
Republicans, we are sure he is tho
choice of the party and that his
course in declaring himself a can
didate meets the approval of the
party from Polk to Cabarrus.
In 18G8, in this district, even witli
Catawba county, a strong conserva
tive county, in our , district, Judge
Logan received a handsome ninjor-
Ilis course as Judge has
such that we are satisfied
that the majority will bo increased
at the coining election.
He has given general satisfaction
to all law-abiding citizens ; none
have had cause to say that in any-
B,Ir'.G;lV IJobbins ?f Nash was thing before him as Judge has ho
T T 1 A A
thS,.! mTinr? iZZZX Sers, Bennett Burgess and Abner
"w V VnoAn
Republican party will not say that
u man who has collected taxes and
failed to pay them over as the law
directs is the best man to collect
t ixes in the future.
The Era takes no pleasure in re
ferring to this matter, but a high
iteiise of duty to the public and to
the Republican party requires that
it shall not remain silent.
SheritTIiCo must pay over the
taxes, or stand aside for some good
Republican who will.
The County Executive Committee
i"sued the following address on Sat
urday last :
Republicans, Attention !
Let every Republican who reads
this Circular, rally to the City
of Raleigh 011 Friday next.
OTJIl MOTTOILS x
2ual rightsor all men : Better candi
dates or office! Free votes, free
epeeeh and free Convention Dovnx
with the one man power? The voice
vf tke people must rule
Fello W-REruBLicANs The
Chairman of our Republican Coun
ty Convention for 1S70, Dr. Thos.
L. Banks, by order of the delegates 1
there assembled, appointed a Re
publican County Executive Com
mittee, consisting of Hon. Jos. W.
Holden, Jw. T. Backalan, Esq.,
John B. Neathery, Esq., (Private
Secretary to the Governor,) Moses
Patterson, Esq., and Geo. Wr.
Brodie, Esq., and charged the said
County Executive Committee with
addre!?w of distinguished men on
thexcondition of affairs and the pros
pectsxof the party in the next cam
paigm Let all Republicans, therefore,
who are in favor cf maintaining
the regular organization of the
party, who are in favor of free
schools, who are determined to vote
for no officer, who has not promptly
settled his accounts with the pub
lic treasurers i who, in a word, are
in favor of a faithful, respectable,
orderly, honest, Republican form
of government, join us enthusias
tically in this movement for the
purification and salvation of the
Republican party in this, the me
tropolitan county of the State.
We shall and we dQ denounce all
bolters from and all iisorganizers
of the nartv. and we shall cut them
off without regard to rank or de
gree, when they resist the regular
authority which is herein exercis
ed in the name of the people for
the general good. Let all such be
ware! ror in the name of free
speech, free votes in Convention,
freedom from the tyranny of the
rings, cliques, and combinations of
corrupt office-holders, and in the
name of the great people of this
county, we say to any man who is
disposed to stand in our path : j
Give way ! Or else the car of
Republican victory, rolling tri
umphantly onwards, shall crush
you into insignificance 1
Therefore, we direct in conclu
sion that the delegates to the so-
called Convention, who are our
fellow-Republicans and for whom
we entertain only the kindest feel
ings, and who have been iuvited to
meet here on the 15th day of May,
that since the said Convention has
been illegally called as we have
General Leach's nephew,:'. 17. Rob-
bins, in the field, who was beaten
Carolina two hundred and seventy by the gallant J. T. Cramer for Sen
thousand acres of public lands for ator. But we wTill add that all the
dred majority; they gave Judge L To Congressional and natorial
flAttiA ih hnnrirH fmTHnHHr Convention : Jos. M. Siterson,
imrnolUUaiettJatonMft. J.fiifosg . Merr 1 P.k . .Uxayjas.
Congress passed a Dill giving North
educational purposes. That Con
gress was controlled by the Repub
lican party and that bill was signed
by Abraham Lincoln, Republican
Yes, even while those terrible
battles were being fought around
Richmond, and the whole South
was arrayed in deadly hostility
against the life of the nation, that
nation, with parental care, was
calmly providing for the education
of the very children of the soldiers,
(we will not use that harsh term
good people want is a fair expres
sion of the whole District; a fair,
unpacked Convention, ; and the
strongest man to receive the nomi
nation, then I assure you that vic
tory will crown our efforts.
A true and unflinching
Lexington, N. C, May 8th, 1874.
Aew? North Stale copy.
Voice of Republicans!
Republican Meeting ;iii Jfasli,
At a meeting of the Republicans
of .Nashville Township, held at
Nashville, on the 4th of Mav. for
reDeis") ennsteu and ngnting un- the purpose of appointing delegates
der the Confederate flag. to the Senatorial and County Con-
T there nnv hti in that not nf ventions to be held at Nashville,
- nn iha 1 Qf V. nf Afov nn rontinn rvf
At A A l.il.t( A 1 I - f 111 Ul . , w u.vk.uu VA
tnegovernmeniioarusineoouin w H. llnhhins. Esq.. VJ P. Wal-
is there any mance in tnat enortoi
the Republican party towards the
With all its boasted chivalry, we
challenge the South, nay the world,
ker was made Chairman, and Cal
houn Griffin and S. T. Cooper re
quested to act as Secretaries.
On taking the chair, Mr. Walker
explained the object of the meeting
in a few remarks. The following
to show an act of equal magnanim- delegates were appointed for the
Was there any cruelty in the
United States government appro
priating hundreds of thousands of
acres of public lands to educate the
poor children of the South, while
Southern guns were belching
forth murderous storms of shot and
shell at that very government?
Does it not present thesublimespec-
tacle of a nation rising far above
the passions and prejudices of the
Senatorial and County Conventions:
Solomon Harris, Ricks Arrington,
A. C. Griffin, Willie Ricks, Martin
Rose. For County Convention, W.
H. Robbins, J. J. Walker, Port
Cooper, J. G. Bennett, W. P. Wal
On motion of W. H. Robbins, the
Secretaries were requested to fur
nish the proceedings of this meet
ing to the Era for publication. On
motion, the meeting adjourned.
W. P. WALKER, Ch'n.
A. C. Griffin, I crpt&ries
S. T. Cooper, j secretaries.
" . -r- l 1
Z. Eborn, Thomas West,
Jones, A. W. Powers, J. J. Smith,
J. R. Mizell, W. P. Moore, Put
nam Shephard, W. A. Rogerson,
Whitly Griffin, H. F. Putnam,
W. A. Johnson, Matthew Williams,
Lawrence James, J. J. Martin,
Danief Latham and Charles Rober-
On motion, it was ordered that
the Chairman's name be added to
each of the above list of Delegates.
While the Committee was ab
sent, the meeting was ably ad
dressed by several gentlemen. On
motion, it was agreed to hold a
Convention at Williamston on the
second Saturday of June, for the
purpose of nominating a candidate
to represent the county in the Gen
eral Assembly and county officers.
On motion, the proceedings were
ordered to be published in thejEWi
and JXortli Uarolinian. un mouon
of Jos. Ray, the meeting adjourned.
WM. A. JOHNSON, )
PETER HASSELL, J oecs
elected Secretary ; and on motion
of Mr. C. D. Upchurch, Mr. J. M.
Beckwith, of Johnston, was elected
The several counties were called,
and the following delegates answer
ed to their names :
Franklin C. H. Thomas, J. II.
Williamson, C. W. Conway, W. A.
Bookram, W. II. Ransom and N.
Republican Convention in Iiai
In pursuance to a call of the Re
publican Executive Committee for
Halifax county, a Republican Con
vention was held at the Court-house
in the town of Halifax, on Satur
day,: the 2d of May, 1874, for the
purpose of selecting delegates to
represent the Republicans of Hali
fax in the Republican Congressional
Convention for the Second District,
to be held in the town of Goldsboro,
on the 14th day of May, and also in
the Judicial Convention for the
Sixth Judicial District, to be held at
Warrenton, on the 6th day of May,
The Convention was called to order
by Henry Eppes, Chairman of the
County Lxecutlve Committee.
uranvnie cnernng Hester and
James I. Moore.
Halifax Winfield Young and
l nomas r ie!ds.
Johnston John D. Massey, OfFy
Whitfield, 1 nomas Morgan and J.
xNasn jr. v . jionuins, w uov
Mitchell and Calvin Pctliford.
Northampton I nomas Key, II.
R. Deloatch, Jerry kSeott and Clai
Warren J. A. llyrnan and Rich
Wake Norfleet Jeffries, Henry
C. Jones, Wm. Jinks and T. F. Lee.
The meeting was then addressed
by Mr. J. H. W llliamson, who
withdrew the name of Mr. B. F.
Bullock as a candidate for Solicitor,
and by Mr. Key, and by Mr. Argo,
who also withdrew from the con
test and by Messrs. Thomas, II. C.
Jones, Lee, Harris and Moore.
Mr. Fields nominated Mr. James
&r. H. C. Jones nominated Mr.
J. C. L. Harris.
The several counties were called,
and voted as follows :
For Harris :
Franklin one-third of one vote:
Granville two votes; Halifax one
vote; Johnston two votes; Nash
one vote; Warren two votes; and
Wake four votes total,
Franklin two-thirds of one vote ;
Halifax one one vote ; and North
ampton.one vote total, 2j.
Mr. 'Harris was declared the nom
inees of the Republicans of the Sixth
Judicial District for Solicitor.
The following Committee was
then appointed for the District :
Franklin C. H. Thomas, Chair
man. Granville- Dr. L. C. Taylor.
- Halifax Henry Eppes.
Johnston P. T. Massey.
acted partially. He has been the
upright Judge, who all are willing
should decide their causes,believing
that he, would act as a Judge should.
To Republicans we say, wo have
now our.candidate in the field ; let
us go to work and for eight years to
come we need have no fears that
right and justice will not bo done to
all "without regard to racecolor or
The grand jury of New York has
found a presentment against the
present reform commissioners of
charities and correction, charging
that since May Jst, 1H7J1, the com
missioners bought dry goods in a
manner at once wasteful and ex
travagant, and leading directly to
corruption. The Commercial has a
story about a well known charity
organization, St John's Guild,
charging that large sums of money
contributed have not been account
ed for, that a temporary treasurer
has decamped, and that he did
with the knowledge of the other
officers. The receipts of the Guild
in cash in February and March were
$20,000, of which sum $1,500 are
said to have been expended for the
reiiei of the poor.
IN I5AXKKUPTC Y.
THIS IS TO GIVE IVOTIC'K Tliat
a warrant in Bankruptcy lias hist
been issued out of the District Court of
the United States for tho Eastern Dis
trict of North Carolina, against tho es
tate of Thomas II. ttlacknall. of Kit-
trell-s, in tho county of Granville, in.
said District, who has been adjudged !a
lianKrupt upon tne petition oi one of his
creditors ; That the payment of anv
debts, and tho dflliveryof any property
iJtiuiigin iv naiu Ditijkrupu, ku mm, or
for his use, and the transfer of any pro
perty, by him, are forbidden by law ;
j. uitL a ui uiu cruuiiurs oi saitl
bankrupt, to-wit : to prove their debts.
and to choose one or more assignee
of his estate, will be holden ou the
18th day of May, 1874, at ' 10 o'cloek, A.
M., at the Register's oilieo in llaleigh,
N. C, before A. -W. Shaffer, Esq., ono
of the Registers in Bankruptcy of said
. . . . R. M. DOUGLAS,
10 2v V, S. Marshal and Mt'ssouirer,