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XO-JitWRiAw-T in Advance.
Wc clip the following bit of spice
from ye'.1 Leaven worth Time :
I "Wish ,1'was an Editor.
I wish T was an editor,
I really do, Indeed ;
It seems to ine that editorx,
Get everything they need.
They, pet the biggest and the best
Of everything that grows,
And get in free to circusses
And other kind of shows ;
Aifd when a mammoth cheeo is cut
They always get a slice.
For saying Mrs. Smith knows how
To make it very nice.
Tho largest pumpkin, largest beet, ,
And other garden stuiF, ;
Is blown into the sanctum by
w An editorial putr.
Tho biggest bug will spea!c to them,
No matter how they dress
A Kliabby coat is nothing, if
You own printing press.
. At ladies' fairs they're almost hugged
ily pretty girls you know.
That they may crack up t'VerythJyjc .
And thus they get a blow-out free,
At every party feed ; .
The reason i because tliey write
And otlier people read.
Wt? publish the above us an un
doubted specimen of pure poetry,
it bein entirely :i creation of imag
ination, with not a bit of reality
in it, as far a- actual experience
troes. Were the items about being
hugged at fairs by pretty girls true,
the business would be ruined, for
every man in the country would
turn -diinr about fair time.
An Alarming I-vil.
One of the saddest and moot a
larming evils among us, is tho
want of parental discipline, and the
lawles? spirit resulting from it
among the youth of our land.
Children now-a-days generally
govern their parents. When they
get beyond the period of infancy,
they a!m(xt immediately become
young gentlemen and ladies. Boys
and girls are generally, to a very
slight extent, under the oversight of
theirparcnts. Not unfrequently they
are sent into the streets that moth
er may not be troubled with them,
and stub boys very quickly acquire
all the accomplishment which
belong to young gentlemen of the
period. The girls walk the streets
arrayed in the fashions of the day,
and read the illustrated papers,
ami, before they enter womanhood,
often have their minds corrupted
with faise views of life, and imag
inations excited by images ruinous
to mind and heart.
Why, with such an education as
our young people generally obtain,
need one be surprised at the dissi
pation of our young men, and the
last habits of some of our young
women? The evil seeds that are
being sown everyday in our streets,
must be exiccted to take root, and
in due time spring up and bear ,
deadly fruit. Has not the time
come for parents to watch more
closely the impressions, for time
and eternity, being daily made up
on the minds of their children?
Disobedience to parents is one of
the perils of " the last day," 2 Tim,
iii : L lA't Christian parents labor,
watch anil pray, ami seek to .save
from ruin those they love. Central
Marrying by Proxy.
The Court of Iiw and Kpuity, in
Kansas, City,(Mo.) was recently the
scene of a rather extraordinary
matrimonial transaction. An aged
man. evidently passed his fiftieth
year, called upon the clerk of the
court for assistance in marrying a
wife. This was a marriage between
two persons separated by fully (,0(H)
miles of land and water. The old
man informed the clerk of the court,
that he wanted to get married to a
woman now living in 1 loliand ; that
he would perform such ceremonies
as were necessary here, and she
would be married to her brother in
Ilollandasa proxy for him. Then, the
brother was to ship him his wife
with her baggage, direct to Kansas
City. It appears that the lady has
an objection to leaving her home in
Holland before she had been mar
ried in sme manner, and as the
bridegroom cannot afford to leave
his business here to go after his
wife, he decided to apply to the
courts for an act of procuration.
The clerk, as soon as lie understood
the ease, proceeded to prepare the
necessary papers, and the old man
went away delighted with the hap
py consciousness of being a married
man with his bride (5,000 miles
away. There are many ways of
being married, but this appears to
be the most unsatisfactory way of
all. It is not likel" that it wille
come either jxjpular or fashionable.
No Kffkct. A German paper
contains a reply from a clergyman
who was travelling, and who stop
led at a hotel much frequented by
wags jokers. The host, not be
ing used to have clergymen at his ta
ble, lookedat him with surprise; and
the clerks used all their artillery of
wit upon him without eliciting a
remark in self-defence. The worthy
clergyman ate his dinner quietly,
apparently without observing the
gilxand sneers of his neighbors.
( ne of last, in despair at his
forbearance, said to him, 14 Well, I
wonder at your pati"n..e ! Have
you not heard all tnat has been said
against you ?'
4()h, yes; but I am used to it.
Io you know who I am ?"
'No sir."
"Well, I will inform you. I am
chaplain of a lunatic asylum ; such
remarks have no effect upon me."
John Dog, of Massachusetts, has
had his name changed by the legis
lature of that State to John Kerr
which is a distinction without any
difference, except perhaps, as to the
size of tho animal.
Aid often comes at the right time;
this is not the case when the point
of somebody's boot assists you in
toaung down stairs.
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Kiioiigli of Sectionalism., '
R very body,except t he Democratic
party, have had enough of the' sec
tional troubles which have fpr bo
many years wrung the hearts of .the
people of the .United States. - The
Democrats are not satisfied, and
oven in the presenceof widows who
mourn hasbarids, and orphans des
titute because their father, ,y(er&
slain in a sectional war urged o&by
them, they 'are trying " to ei Ihe
West and, Xorthwest roinblnp.'with
the South as against Ihe North' and
East of our country, and are already
hyf nnJhni hry ( will tia When
they thus get the rsortn and -t-ast
under their feet. They do not seem
to be able to comprehend how the
grain growing "West, the cotton pro
ducing South and the manufactur
ing North can live in harmony un
der the same general government,
and each contribute to the wealth
of the other, and to the glory of bur
common country.
We.of the South, have had enough
of secession, and we want no rings
or combinations, either of persons,
corporations, or sections of country.
We want simply the Union of
States our fathers fought for a
country that is the admiration of
the world, and an asylum for tho
oppressed of all nations a govern
ment strong enough to protect itself
from all foreign enemies, and at the
same time extend to its humblest
citizen full and equal protection in
all his rights.
This is the difference between the
two political parties in this coun
try : Democracy is based on sec
tionalism and stirs up strife between
the different parts of the Union.
Republicanism is based on loyalty
to the national government, and
labors to protect the week against
the strong, to educate tho poor, and
by internal improvements build up
our waste places, develop our re
sources and thus add greater glory
and prosperity to our country.
The Tax of Ignorance.
There is nothing that will help
more to improve the condition of
tho people of North Carolina than
education. We mean by "educa
tion" not only a knowledge of books
but a knowledge of the mechanic
arts, agriculture, &c.
If a boy is allowed to grow up in
ignorance of both books and a trade,
he can only command as wrages
eight or ten dollars per month.
Take another boy of equal intelli
gence and give him a thorough
knowledge of books,or a good trade,
he easily commands a salary of $75
or $100 per month. The difference
between the pay of the one and the
other, is the monthly tax that the
first is compelled to pay for his ig
norance. Can any State prosper which al
lows such an enormous tax to bo
levied on its citizens?
Knowledge is power. Knowl
edge is wealth. Knowledge, wheth
er of books, or of the mechanic arts,
or sciences, is a capital which the
State should furnish to every young
man beginning life. Without that
capital, he drags out a comparative
ly useless existence. If he marries,
he entails poverty, ignorance and
all their train of evils on his wife
and children. Asa citizen he can
add only a mite to the general stock
of usefulness, and is unprofitable as
a means of revenue to the State.
Not only that, but he is an actual
burden. In health, he can baTely
provide a scanty subsistence for
those dependent on him, and if he
loses his health or dies, his family
must suffer or become a charge on
the couuty.
Should not those who aspire to
rule the State give this matter seri
ous thought and aid a reformation?
If they fail to do it, do they not
show themselves incompetent to
Dr. J. J. Mott, of States ville, is
suggested as the Republican candi
date for Congress from tho 7th Con
gressional District.
The Statesville Intelligencer pays
him a handsome compliment, and
well deserved, too, we think. His
Iolitics we do not admire, and shall
do all we can to defeat him should
he be the candidate of his party; but
he is undoubtedly the most promi
nent, the most popular, if not the
ablest Republican in the District,
and if we must have a Republican
in Congress from this District, we
know of none whom we would pre
fer above Dr. J. J. Mott. Salisbury
The Statesville Intelligencer and
the Salisbury Watchman are both
Democratic papers, and therefore
the compliment to D. Mott is the
more marked. '
I'm particularly uneasy !on this
point,' siid the fly to the yonng
gentleman who stuck hira on the
end of a needle.' . ;
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' ' from Srielman
' The - followingraro a -fe choco
extracts 1 from the' column? of'jthe'
Blasting Powder of the 28th, of Aur
ust, . 1872, a newspaper, canea py
John -Spelraan who has recently
been appointed to office by a H
nUbllcan adm i n istratioh Here they
are: ;
..."There are two candidates in the
field for President of the (Jnited
States one is ailtadical, the other a
Liberal. The first" was nominated
by a convention of the office-holders
at Philadelphia : the other was
nominated bythe. best and purest
men in the now disbanded Republi
can party .and was-afterwards norai-
vention , at Baltimore h-: '
"The omco-noiaers' canaiaate is
Gen. Grant, whosesoldiers reckless
ly destroyed so much of our people's
substance in the soring of 18oo. He
was nominated by the men already
in ofiice. because thev know that
when Grant loses his office they .will
certainly lose theirs also. It is cer
tain that unless Grant is re-elected
in November, they will all give place
to better men. On the principle
that one good turn deserves another,
they hope by keeping Grant in to
be kept in themselves, and they well
know that the only way for
them to retain their fat salaries is
to re-elect Grant."
It appears, however, that altho'
they did elect Grant, this black
sheep, Spelman, has managed to
grab a fat salary himself from Grant
whose election he so strenuously op
posed. Ed.
"Now, we of . the South know
Gen. Grant; we became acquainted
with him when the United Stages
troops forageti through this country
He was then a successful general.
In 1SG3 he became a politician and
seeing that both sections desired re
conciliation he proclaimed, "Let us
have peace." and; was elected on the
peace platform. But what kind of
peace has he given this country
We assert, and no sane man will
denv it. that his whole administra
tion has been taken up with "agita
tion." The just expectation of all
law-abiding citizens, that good feel
ing should be restored between the
two sections, has been postponed.
delayed and defeated ! lie has been
thearcA aiVator.thinking thereby ltd
secure his re-election. Peace be
tween the sections and harmony.
between the North and the South,'
would result in the election of sdn(ie
nthpr nprsnn n "Prsf ripnt-,. sn flraht
stndiouslv knt alive the flames of
hate and see.Uonal animaaJtoJ!
might serve another term of four
years, at twenty-Jive thousand dollars
a year.11
Thus he made the welfare of
the South entirely -subordinate to
his own personal interests. He did
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not care to promote ine puDiic goou,
but only to gratify his own avarice.
Selfish considerations weighed more
with him than the happiness1 and
prosperity of the Southern people.
He has by false and wicked state
ments deceived many of the North
ern people as to the wishes and pur-
Doses of the Southern whites. To
accomplish this he has not scrupled
to state falsehoods as tacts, ana to
lend the weight of his name and of
fice to gain credence for his untrue
statements. He has deluded the ne
groes as to the intentions of those
who oppose him, and has permitted
his associates and personal friends
to fire the negro heart with inflam
matory harancrues and with false
and infamous declarations that those
who oppose him would put the col
ored people back into slavery, lie
lalso has allowed his dirty minions
and his leadinir supporters in the
Southern States to stir the negroes
up to the commission of crimes and
misdeeds and barn-burning, and
has never rebuked them for their
devilish course. He and his beloved
carDet-baaaers have done these
thincs and have used all other
available means to keep the negroes
in hostility to the Southern whites,
and thus, he has aided in bringing
upon us many of the misfortunes of
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tne past. Jtie nas aone inese uungs uru
fully y knowingly and corruptly; he
has done tliem to promote his selfish
ends and to gratify his malice, 7iis
spite and his hate.
"Now what has he done for our
benefit? What, during the entire
term of his Presidency, has he ac
complished in our behalf? Noth
ing absolutely nothing. We defy
any one to point to a single act of
his that is calculated to benefit or
improve our condition. If we have
been at all prosperous, it has been
in spite of .his wicked-designs and of
his malignant hatred, not because ne
has acted in a solitary instance as if
he were President of the whole coun
try. In return we owe him no
kindness for his misrepresentations
and no thanks for his still baser ac
tions. He has dealt us out halt arid
calumny ; and we have manhood to
give him hate for his hate, detesta
tion for his detestations and as for
his calumny; we need only to repre
sent him as his actions show him to
be, for all honorable men to despise
him. Such is the candidate of the
Convention of office-holders." j
The foregoing are verbatim selecr
tions from the pen of John 8peZmarif
who has the "manhood" to slander,
hate and revile a political opponent,
but has the craven meanness to cringe
to that opponent,and to seek and ac
cept office at' liis hands: Who
would not rather be a kdog and. bay
the moon, than be a wretch so vile?
Other extracts, no less elegant, -will
be given in future -numbers of the
The Lutherans of Statesville will
build a church soon. .U - .1
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Extracts j V.tTftp miiciwants
. l Congress to r rP aPenU)apprr
briatlon to buy Holy; Water for the
Taxed aa our . people are, the-Era
objects td any-' appropriation-' of
money for the use of the bead of the
Democratic party Wiia$ J does the
headof , that party want with any
thing that Is holy?! ' Neither hd
nor his party aea in" noty'; tningsy
and U ia!quiteo to
acknowledge thorljcadetshjp, of ;the
Devil and st ifbt pubUcmoney !td
be appropriated "tohrstdranjf
purpose. liA&lSkxinii
to. be satisfied wjtk&ho ;pge.'. yoj
Irmes of baclvw
its leaders dnringtfiepast feu' years
on all sorts of ; subjects, , without
whimpering about appropriations
to buy any other kind'of water.
It is well known "that the whole
Democratic party, head and all, is
in a hot place, but it has no right
to call on the government for assis
tance to cool off. The government
already has several hundred mill
ions of dollars to pay on account of
the wickedness of that t party,; and
the peoplo don't want to hear any
thing about further appropriations
for tho use of that party Jill the war
debt is paid,
By a stupid blunder the Demo
crats have last the 3rd Congressional
and probably the 4th Judicial Dis
trict. Waddell, the back-pay grab
ber, and calumniator of v the North
Carolina Legislature has received
the Congressional nomination. Nor
ment, aMerrimon bolter and disor
ganize has been nominated for the
Solicitorshipi The nomination of
McKay may save the Judicial District.-
He is an able lawyer and a
pure man. Piedmont Press.
The Piedmont Pess is a Demo
cratic organ in the Western part of
the State, and evidently don't like
the doings of his brethren in the
Wilmington "gerrymander." As
the Presi advocates "shooting de
serters and recusants," and as Col.
McKay had some experience as
Colonel of the Sampson militia in
dealing with deserters and recusants
during the war, the Era is not sur
prised at the kind word spoken' for
him by the iVes.
to undertaxxdthal
the Press wants Waddell shot for
"grabbing the back-pay," along
with "Norment the Merrimon
bolter and disorganizcr?" Verily
it begins to look like the Demo
cratic leaders mean to atone some
what for their outrages on Repub
licans by "Ku Kluxing" each other.
Gone Over.
The many friends of Mr. W. W.
Peebles, of Northampton county,
will be surprised to learn that he
has succumbed to the ofiice alluring
voice of Radicalism. He made his
turn over speech in Jackson last
Saturday, in which, he is .reported
to us as saying, that "where there
is tne greatest numoer, mere is
the greatest good." This makes
the second change he has made du-
ring ms political lite, inose wno
know Mr. Peebles' character, stand
ing and ability, as we do, will be mor
tified to hear of the step he has ta
ken, and we venture to predict tnat
in after life he will regret it more
than any act of his whole life. Roa
noke JSews.
There are no better men in the
State than W. W. Peebles, of North
ampton, and W. T. Faircloth, of
Wayne. They are both gentlemen
of character, and have been for
years leading members of the legal
fraternity. They have both re
cently announced their intention to
co-operate with the Republican
party, and we welcome them, and
all like them, into the ranks of the
great Union Republican party.
The Democrats have made loud
boasts of how much money has been
saved by their ' management how
economically, the State government
is run by them, Ac. Don't the peo
ple pay a3 much tax as when
the Republicans had charge of the
Legislature ? If such large sums
nave been saved, where is the mon
ey ? It is not in the State Treasu
ry, and a - Democratic committee
of the Legislature reported that Mr.
Treasurer Jenkins' books were ail
right. Nothing has been paid for
internal improvements except a
little on the Marion & Asheville
Turnpike, jand the Democracy re
fused to cdmplete even that small
improvement for the people of the
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The people are not to be hood
winked ! with these; fine stories,
when the truth- is, that these Dem
ocrats cut down :. the, salaries of a
few,1; Berjublican : officers, in- order
that - there r might be raoro mdney
eft in the Treasury jfdr the 'mem
ers;bf the ' itoocratl'c ' liegisla-
.rii ires.
The pMoxsrats are ynxious
to revive .the tniyersUy'j but; they
have made no efforts ; to T build up
public schooisTo'r rthe poor Children
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nThe Democrats- have"5 had charge
of (he legislature since 1870J Hayd
thev-reduced the taxes any "? Have
they buil't any railroads? Have
they even built a turnpike road?
Have they paid any of the State
debt ? Have"" they ""made any ar
rangement to compromise or settle
any of the tatedebt? 1 "These are
questions the people are - asking,
buttheyf receive nd satisfactory
answer'fro the Democracy. '
It taaBtWt be rtnderstood that Tne Eba
enlse8 the sentiment $f lt dtrespond
,erits iq tverv instauco. Ipi columns are
oped to tne meuds ot tRe party, aad their
communication wilt oo given to the. public
as containing the views and sentiments of
Ym. mi ill HI in
, Voters-rOyez.
T the Editor of the Era : v
That, wide-awake and sterling
journal, the New York Times, in a
recent Issue, 'rifter enumerating the
magnitude and vital importance of
the powers and duties of Congress,
"If American government is to
continue to be a thing of which we
can feel as justly proud as we have
formerly felt,! one of two things
must come about either the de
mands made upon it by the people
must bo lessoned and changed, or
the machinery of government must
bq materially altered." .
"The method by which officers
are chosen does not secure men
fitted fur so much work, or for work
so complex, so difficult, so exten
sive. fhe voters do not look for
men qualified for it. They vvill not,
as a rule, take, them when they can
be found. They choose their officers
for something else for personal
popularity,' for. fidelity' to certain
defined party ijrinciples, for their
views on some particular question,
but very rarely for that, capacity
foryaried business; for that expe
rience, trainingtactand versatility,
which are required, to attend suc
cessfully to the duties that are being
crowded on all officers," &c.
The above contains a reflection on
the people themselves, as well as
sounds an alarm to the country.
By "the method by which officers
are chosen" the Times evidently has
allusion to the usual nominating
Conventions. These extracts fur
nish food for thought, reflection and
action, especially at the present
time, when the people are about to
select candidates to fill those offices,
whose work is "so complex, so
difficult and so exteinsive." The
whole difficulty, lies in tho apathy
ajadlindi rTemnce of jtWapeopie-lThey
mean well, but they suffer them
selves to be imposed upon and cir
cumvented by the scheming politi
cians. Den sagogues know quite as
well how to create a favorable pub
lic opinion and manipulate conven
tions in the Republican, as in the
Democratic party; and they must be
watched, as well. It will be well
for the goodand true men of the
country, those who dd not seek of
fice and who desire good govern
ment, to keep a sharp look out for
those who are constantly setting
forth their assumed importance by
blowing their own trumpets, or
what is more common and shame
less still, putting their trumpets to
the mouths of others, to get them
selves blown into public notice:
"Dick,. Tom and Harry" maybe
good fellows, may have acquitted
themselves well in their several po
sitions and occupations, but those
facts furnish no conclusive evidence
of their ability to manage success
fully the affairs of this great nation.
They can no more attain unto it
than a common man can wield the
club or do the labor of Hercules.
It is utterly preposterous to suppose
that every and any aspirant
is qualified for the responsi
ble duties of legislation. The
press and the ' partisan may de
claim as they please, but some ex
perience and a vast amount of po
litical knowledge, find a useful
place :in the. machinery of states
manship ; and these, with a modi
cum of honesty and good common
sense, are sadly needed just now in
that department. The people would
do well to note this fact ; and while
no worthy and intelligent young
man should be kept back, let it be
borne in mind that as old men ex
cel in counsel, the council chamber
should not be closed against then).
The moderation of age may now,
as it has often times before, so tem-
fer the impetuosity of youth, as to
ead to the very best results. True
merit is "modest, easily, :kind,J'
and is generally far outstripped by
brazen impudence and demagogue
ry, especially in a nominating
Convention. The political trick
ster knows this, and having often
verified the adage that "falsehood
will go a mile while truth is putting
on his boots,', be, i always keeps his
boots on. etrihe people look out
fdr these well-shod gentlemen, they
will do well for action, but will fail
entirely for counsel, and it is good
yea, the ,very best counsellors that
are needed in the present emergency.
Let there then be less puffing and
more modesty ; less excitement and
more sobriety; less dictation v and
more reliance upon the good sense
and free choice of the people. And
tne people too, must wake up,
look around for themselves.
select, their best men and take the
trouble of going to the conventions
and polls and. voting for them, if
they do hot .wish their dearest and
most, vital' interests to fall into
the hands of , ignorant and corrupt
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Sectional issues , Jiave heretofore ;
engaged and divided the attention
of our public men, but the questions
now, looming up, are more enlarged
and national. The currency, banks,
Te venue, railroads, canal transpor
tation, agriculture, telegraphs, sci
ence, in a word, the most enlarged
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political economy, are the mighty
subjects forthe greatest minds-they
cannot be comprehended by circum
scribed intellects The Bepublicn
party has done well and- deserved
well, but it must look well to its
men. or it win go down. H
economy and reform .with
are necessary to 1 present safet.
future supremacy, If suitable' jnen
are selected fa'earry out these de
mands of the times1, all will go tveU.
with the party and tho . .country.'
Let us not be guilty of relying for
success, any longer, on the follies,
blunder and even the crimes Qf De
mocracy r defeat will sharpen its
wits,,while; jasting will- only 'whet
its appetite for office. It can stoop
very low in Its thirst to conquer, as
it demonstrated ill taking a Itadi
calfor its standard bearer, irt the
last t Presidential:' contest: i ItT can
tofore; let It not regain - its- lost
power, through arry want of : vigi
lance on the part of Republicans. .
I Guillbrd County.
To the Editor of the Era ;
(ld Guilford is still alive, and
Republicans are becoming aware
that an important election is com
ing on. They are -not boisterous,
but their i minds are at work, and
will develop the fact, that the party
in; this couuty is, stronger to-day
than ever before. They have buck-f
led on tneir i armor for a glorious
fight, and expect to come out victo
rious. ; ,
Col. Henderson, that old and
faithful leader, whose voice, has
been heard throughout this district
so often in defence of the principles
of our party, and who has always
been found where duty called him,
is still looked to as our champion,
arfd I am glad to state that his pros
pects for! the nomination to repre
sent us in Congress are very flatter
ing. This is asit should be, for many
reasons, i He is deserving of all the
honors the party can bestow upon
hi ra j for li e has s t ood by i t f ro m i ts in
fancy to the present moment, ever
the same, unswerving advocate of
its principles and of the rights of
tre poor man. He is undoubtedly
t he strongest man that can be placed
id the field, and will, if nominated,
carry the District by a handsome
The Democrats fear Henderson,
and I believe would rather see any
other man nominated, because he
hhs a peculiar way of his own of
dealing blows that hurt, and be
cause they know something of his
iBut I have digressed, I only
wanted to tell- yoa- thnt if -we ftre
ndt making much fuss up here, we
are not asleep, by any means, and
the party will be found in good
trim, with lamps brightly burning,
when the time for canvassing ar
rives, and let the nominee be who he
may, he will be a Republican who
represents our District next time.
Greensboro, May 11th, 1874.
Judge Seventh Judicial
Tb the Editor of the Era :
; The time is fast approaching when
the Republicans in this District will
be called upon to express their pref
erence for a gentleman to fill the
high and responsible office of Supe
rior Court Judge. For this position
there is no one who combines all
the qualifications, and has higher
claims to the position, than James
II. Headen, of Chatham county.
The writer has been personally. and
well acquainted with Mr. Headen
for thirly years, and knows him to
be a man of unswerving integ
rity and firmness, of fine legal abili
ty, of dignified mien and popular
address. For years at the Pittsboro
bar, Mr. Headen has sustained an
enviable reputation, and has shown
himself the peer in professional
ability Of such legal giants as Hon.
S. F. Phillips, Hon. John H.
Haughton, Hon. John Manning
and others. :
I Mr. Headen is an unflinching Re
publican. He is personally very
genial and popular. He was elector
on the Grant and Wilson ticket.
He is generous and liberal a friend
to the poor man, and favorable to
the dispensation of impartial Justice
to each and all. Outside of his own
party, he has a large family cod
liectiori, and exerts a commanding
j Let him be nominated, and we
gain three members in the General
Assembly. His name will be the
rallying note of victory, and after
the election, no one will be found
who wears with greater dignity and
honor than he the judicial ermine.
James H. Headen, Esq.
?b the Editor of the Era :
f Having noticed in reading your
most excellent paper,that it has be
come common for voters and classes
of voters to express their preference
for the various persons whose names
have jbeen mentioned as suitable
candidates to represent the people
of North Carolina in the different
offices to be filled at the approaching
election in August next, we, a large
number of the voters of Chatham
county, would beg leave most re
spectfully to present to the favora
ble consideration of the voters of
the Fourth Congressional District,
the name of James H.' Headen, of
phatham, as a suitable person to be
nominated as a candidate-for Con
gressby the Republican Convention
soon to assemble. Mr.J.H.'Headen
is inl every way qualified forthe
bosillon, and can more fully con
centrate the vote of the pistrict
tharitany man whose name has been
mentioned in connection with the
nomination. '
Chatham Co., May 11, 1874.
Ono square, one time, $ I 00
" two time, . 1 fiO
" three times, - 1 r 2 00
Contract advertisements, taken at
proportionately low urates. y, T t
ser J ob Work executed at short no?
ticeand in a style unsurpassed, by any
similar establishment in the SUta. ' Spe
cial attention. paid to thq printing of,
ulawks or every description.
: .From the New North 8tate.
, W. A. Smith's Iteport.
' Morgan-ton, April 1st, 187-1.
Hon.iP:Pick: u A .v,
. Judge U. & Circuit Court
T ! 'for Western DisVbf N. G!
SiRt I.would submit the follow.
A ing Report showing theropcrations
or tne w. xm C. It. Road for II J,
months, commencing April 20th,
1873pthe day on which I took charge
of. the. Jload. as-. Receiver, , ending
April .(lsrv lS7d; and .includes tho
Report your Honor on Oct.
1st, 1873. .
The total cash receipts , i -
from all sources were $135,512 50
Total expenditures on all
; i accounts were i . '3 k 107,570 01 ;
1 . a;t.v m.,-. : '
Leaving a balance on'
hand, on April.l.1874; ,tZ7.'.V .5
r andpaid to xrthcr njads on
freight and passenger", exchange ac
counts, leaving the sum of $61 ,900.89
as the expenditures of W. N. C. R.
R: fop 111 jpxmths.
t,. ,; 1873 and ;874. .
Gross earnings of W N. ,
C R. R. for 12 months , . ,
-to April 1,, 1874, $799 47
Gross earnings- for 12;i .
months . to : April , 1.
U873, :.. ... GS;4Gfc
Excess of gross earnings' '$tl"13t 02
or an increase of IGJ
per ct. ' '
Expenditures for same
1 time in 1873 were ; $70,( 0 ) 3 1
Expenditures ; fdr same '
'timeiri -t874r ' ? 68,340 41
Decrease in expenditures '$2,563 90
in 1874, r, rf o ' - ? "i -i .
This last amount? added to $11,-
131 02 makes the sum of $13,699 92
as the actual increase in favor of
From the Master Median's Re
port, it will appear that the incrcaso
in the value of the engines and roll
ing stock on April 1, 1874 over their
value on April 20, 1873 Is ! $1,075 39
31,717- cross-ties have
been purchased, paid
for and have been all
, put in track, cost 5,95G 93
44 tons of iron have also
been purchased and
put in the track, valuo 3,740 00
4,448 cords of wood have j
been purchased, of
which 2,200 cords are
now on hand 1,760 00
Estimated increase of
value to the track by
repairs to bridges and
general repairs, $ I, '467 68
of road, beds and roll
ing stock, $20,000 00
I consider thisincreaso to bo fully
$20,000, and if to this sum bo added
the actual cash on hand on April
1st, 1874, to-wit: $27,963 55 It will
show the actual condition or the
property to be worth $17,963 55
more than its value on April 20,
1873, when I first took charge as
Receiver. For detailed statements
of the matters set forth in the above,
I would refer your Honor to the
Reports of the Treasurer, Secretary
and Master Mechanic, submitted
herewith. .
I would also report that thero
have been, and are now pending
against me, various suits, both in
the Federal and State Courts, which
I have defended, viz: Holmes vs.
Receiver W. N. C. R. R. McAdcn
vs Receiver, In the State Court, and
So. Ex. Company vs Receiver, and
Boyden and Bailey vs.
the Federal Court. , .
I have also brought soveral suits
against agents of this road, who
were defaulters at the time I took
charge,and have obtained judgment
against some and the other suits are
now pending.
I will say, in concluding my Re
port, that the amended! Charter of
theN.C. R.R. Co., pirM by the
last Legislature of Nonipxrlina
has been accepted by thatiyoiupany,
and as soon as the preliminary ar
rangements of passing titles can bo .
gone through with, it is the purpose
of the North Carolina -Railroad
Company to commence operations
on the Western North Carolina
Railroad, and the work will bo
pushed through -with all possible
dispatch, until the great consolidated
railway is completed.
I have the honor td'be,'.
Very respectfully, .
Your ob't servant, i
W. A. SMITH,' ...
Receiver W. N: C. R. R. j
Would not Go. A commodore
being confined to his, room by a so
vere fit of the gout,' some sweeps
were employed to sweep thd chim
neys of the house next door to him,
and one of the boys by mistake
came down Into the commodore's
apartment. The boy confused at
his mistake, seeing the commodore
in bed, said, SIr, ray master will
come for you presently., Will lid?'
said the commodore, leaping out of
bed. 'I beg to be excused" for stayi
Ing here any longer, then,' and im
mediately ran down the stairs. '
. f . - ; i i
A good mother was trying to ex
plain to a young hopeful, the other
day, about fighting against the dev
il. After telling the little fellow
who he was,' and how hard he was
to be successfully resisted, ho turned
around and said : 'Mamma, I'd bo
scared of the bid devil ; but if I was
to come across one of the little
devils, I'd knock the stuffllng out
of him.' t lr .I; i . ? ; .; .. . ..; '
A farmer -lost-a gimle ' n ine
woods near Montlcejlo, Minnesota,
three years agOj and 1 the1 other day
cut down an iron! wood tree, last In
the forks of which he found not a
gimlet, , but , a .three quarter, .inch
auger! ' He Is sorry he didn't wait
a year or two longer, as a twd lech
auger was just what he wanted.

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