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" """ " ""Spriiixr Styles. .
- BY HOWARD CLYDOX.
Fuir v, your costume i doubt lewi
Am dainty cj dainty ran be.
Ami le wtyle of your cxquUltw lHimt
- . I iustructivo to pawner that .
AihI perfect in doubtless the r lure
You feel in such hearenly I-th
In that fumimne beventh oi lu-avchM.
p Not easily reached, as oti? knowst
J) tit if I hbould , whinner you're not the
Kugenia of fashion this year
- Tli at there were nouie openings mnch
: Than tliw one that ha ct,t yon no
' ' Uear.- : -
r ' . -:. x;
s- "J is raid that you dwellers in cities
' Are tarter than we out of town ; ;
Yet nonoe ofBH had our new things on
While you waverod'twlxt black, blue
and brown 1 : -" ' v- ,-
ye TJ"fd7cm Robin, who fashions the fashions
For a-very fastidious et.
Has decided that oriinwiii and golden
May Imj worn with propriety yet.
And littlo Mins Sparrow dernuroly
, Puts in her old penchant for brown ;
Thu, you see, the spring styles in the
Partly answer the fashions in town.
Ami further: the first pleasant morning
Tin Spring, I surprised a riium!
WIiomm lanrics so outrun the season
They keep my slow mind on the
JIo ordain that l.are foet shall be proper
Just as soon as ho wears out his shoes;
And ho was rehearsing this fashion,
I J ut neglected to send me the news.
The Violets have spoken for purple
Hut arcii t you bchiiulhanil in town?
Wo were wearing Spring styles in the
When your orders were not taken
The Gipsy's Prophecy.
It was in the year 1822 that I vis
ited the prisons of Rome. Among
he unfortunate' creatures brought
dther by tlistress or guilt, I ob-
erved in the corner of a dungeon a
serve I in the corner ol a dungeon
young fi'tnale sealed on a handful
of straw, nursing her infant. Her
complexion was swarthy, and in
her large black cyi's glowed the fire
of the sun of Italy. The relics of
her apparel indicated that previous
lo her imprisonment she had worn
liu-arhofa Roman peasant. Her
i-xpn-ssjve physiognomy and her
IhiIiI look neemcd eaK u.ated to excite
curiosity. I approached, and tieggid
her lo relate to me through what
misfortune she found herself in a
place of such horror.
S:. Francis!" exclaimed she;
'wliat interest t-an the narrative of
my exlraonlii.ary- misfortune have
for frt ami happy cople? My
name is Maria Jiazia. My mother
lost her life in g'ving hirlh to me.
My father, devoted to his own
pleasures, ami caring hut little about
my education, i laced me, while yet
vtry young, in a convent. The
older 1 grew the more irksome this
kind of life ticca me to me; for my
inclinations!, my disposition, 'and
the vivacity of my character, all
seemed to urge me on to a futurity
full of trouble.
A circumstance which I nexer
could account for had powerful in
fluence upon my late. On some
particular occasion, a gipsy woman
w;.s. .mmilttd into the convent for
amusement. All the sisters were
allowed to hold their ars to the tin
stcakinir trunict of the old sibyl,
who moii-ovi r, gav- to each of us a
slip of pajsT, on which was written
what the hag termed the decree of
llcaveii. Thrice 1 1 i I I go to her for
tin miMiose of ci ioying the like
favor, and thrice the oracle became
unite. This relusiil ol the oiii wo
man exciieil partly my curiosity.
Uiirged. I entreated, 1 wept; at
length the gipsy was moved uy my
You insist upon it, unhappy
irirl.' said she; 4 well, then, know
th:itvou will be the wife ofarob-
ler, who will murder your father,
and that your hair will turn gray in
4,At the age of fifteen such predic
tions made no very deep impres
sion. I laughed heartily on the
snbieet with my companions, and
loaded the old prophetess with rid
icule. At night, however, when 1
was alone my mind became, against
mv will, a nrey to apprehension.
missed the hours in anxiety and
painful reverie; the prediction of
. the rortune-iener incessuuuy nauut
ih! mv waking dreams.
Mv father took me out of the
convent, but only to shut me up
aain with an old house-keeper at
the country seat, about live miles
from Rome. One night tho weather
vesm vtrv tempestuous. I could not
sleep, i fancied that I heard a con
fnl sound of voices under my
window, which looked into the
.f,.rrion. I awoke my Ajat who
n,,vor went to bed without her
vcPrtnnn. which was a large carving
L-ifV Presently we heard the
utor window shutter broken open
We concealed ourselves behind the
curtain; I had armed mysen wun
the knife. A pane of the window
was out, and a hand was protruded
through the aperture to unfasten the
catch which secured it. I seized
tiie opportunity, and struck so ef
fective a blow that the hand dropped
to my feet. A sigh of agony and
sound of footsteps succeeded, and
then all was quiet again. .- f
"At daybreak 1 rejiaired to
Rome, where I related .my adven
ture to my father; he admired my
courage, and permitted me leave
tho lonely villa. He was by this
time thinking of marrying me, and
even hoped that ray adventure,
which was soon rumored abroad,
would forward his design.
"Among my suitors there was a
young cavalier, the beauty of whose
handsome features was heightened
by a delicate paleness. He gave him
self out for a Florentine, and carried
his arm In a Un, In cromquencv,
m it una asili! tt m llrlit .,...!
which he had received In an aCalr
or honor. Ills kind attention and
umia bio manners soon madoa decn
iinprjou upon me. no aoiicltea
my hand. My father, with his
usual levity, gave hu consent, and
we were united.
Tho day after our rnarrlago my
hnsband was no longer tho tender
lover, his looks were wild, his
voice was Harsh, and his smile sar
castic. Distressed at his melancholy
change I asked, with teaw, after
me cause oi iu
"Would you know who I am?"
he cried. Do you recollect that
night when you cut off the hand of
an unknown person who would
have penetrated Into your cham
ber? ". Well, that hand was mine.
Look here.' -
:TlTi3 " tnuUlated rm but (oo
stxuiigty uuuiif ixiou iiia suiry.
"1 had seen you,' he continued,
and was captivated by your beau
ty. I determined to carry you off.
With two of my comrades I ven
tured to climb up to your chamber
window. From the reception which
you gave me, I retired, but learned
the next day that to you alone I
owed the loss of my hand. Bhame
and rage at being thus baffled by a
girl of sixteen awakened within me
the thoughts of revenge. I came
under an assumed name to Home ;
my friends, my artifices, my gold,
accomplished the rest. You are
now the wife of a robber.'
44 At this word a feeling of horror
seized my soul. Nevertheless,
whether it was owing to the flexi
bility of my disposition, to the
prediction of the gipsy, to that se
cret fondness for romantic adven
ture to which the heart often but
too willingly resigns itself, or final
ly, to the hope of bringing back,
by the power of love, a stray soul.
dwelling yet in a youthful body, to
tne tracK ol virtuein short I threw
myself at the feet of my husband,
and implored him with tears, not
to cast me from him. Moved by
my tears and my resignation, he
ciaspeu me to
tlire yw I w
his bosom, and for
as, or imagined that
44 One evening, however, here-
turned home, pale and perturbed,
ins nriuuiiu lorn anu spoiieti Willi
i : . . . a. 1 a t 1 1
Diood. in broken sentences he
told me he was obliged to defend
his life agninst assassination, and
charged me to observe the strictest
silence respecting this mysterious
occurrence. 1 could not help trem
bling, but not for him; my soul
was shaken by melancholy forebo
dings of a different kind. A horrid
dream terrified me ; I awoke. At
the same moment my husband was
also startled .out aiLhis sleep ; his
convulsed lips several timespronoun
ced the name of my father; the recol
lections of that gloomy prophecy
enveloped my senses in darkness.
u, my unnappy latner! u, my
still more wretched husband ! The
former had actually attacked the
latter, having probably been ap
prised of the real state of tho case,
and desirous 01 withdrawing me
from so disgracelul a connection..
xne agents of justice were soon in
search of us, and we escaped with
dimculty to the mountains.
"There my husband bethought
himself of his former comrades.
He sought them out, discovered
them, and a cavern of banditti was
now my dwelling. His compan
ions welcomed him with joy, but
ne Had violated one of their laws,
which forbids any of the members
of the band to marry, and enacts.
that if a woman falls into their
hands she .shall belong exclusively
to the captain. No sooner had the
latter set eyes upon me than he
rudely insisted upon his right.
11 is daring hand had already
grasped me, when a ball from my
husban I's pistol extended the
wretch on the ground. Disliked
as he was by the band, his fall was
a signal ior a snout 01 joy irom nis
couiruues, wno unanimously eieci-
cd my husband as their leader.
"io completely was 1 possessed Dy
11... " . I..- "I
uiatwnu spirit wnicn muse nave
been betrayed in my looks to the
gipsy at me nunnery mat, 1 was
..r . w I.
quite proud 01 my nusoand's eieva-
m mm I
nun. 1 now wrapueu m yseu iu me
cuursc imouimeuu 01 a peasant,, 01
1 t ? 1 A A- I
wmcn iiiese rags sun cover me, anu
. ifll 1 I
with equal courage and
accompanied my husban
expeditions. Towns and villages
rang with his exploits fate at
length overtook him. lie fell in
a conflict with the horsemen who
were sent against us and discover
ed our retreat. At the moment
when I saw my husband drop, I
sought shelter in a cavern for my
infant ; there was I seized and drag
ged into a dungeon, where I antic
ipated with horror the fulfilment
of tho latter part of that fearful pre
diction." Such was the narrative of Maria
Grazia, the widow of the bandit
chief. In pity for her situation, I
offered her some pieces of gold, but
she refused them, at the same time
caressing her child, which had fall
en asleep on her bosom.
Coxpclsory Education. It
will be seen from our Albany news
of this morning that the bill pro
viding for the compulsory educa
tion of children was yesterday pass
ed by the State Senate. It is right
and proper that no child should be
allowed to crrow up to claim the
rights of a citizen of the United
States without having enjoyed the
advantages of a common school ed
ucation. Parents, or course, nave a
right . to educate their children
where and how they please; but
Ikn Ctnta Viou ..lorht'tn-KaV
i k irSfcrvi MnroanH
more compulsory education will be-
come law. among me civmzeu. na-
Am r x w x mm
tions. It has long been the law in
t ...u- ; haoiinnawnnHPN
f WX? vViTYo' n,r
1L IX IllJ V lug law til ajui.iw.iui , I
- 'KAm-;Hinio will hfl
,i k on k Qfotoa nf thA
... . , 1 V V ' mw
TUo hall ttt tho ITota at I!rpn
sctiUtives during this tnulna has
oeen the tcrno of evestt of more
than ordinary historical IntrmU
At the beginning of the wi n
thcro came the tricrd. attenuate!
form of the VJco lTtaldrnt of the
Southern Cbn fed entry thorynexuro
u iui ryes. im a gTaru nueii
cato as magnanimous tho House
accoracu hira. tho privilege, cx
ton (Jed only to ono other, of st lect
ins bis scat, without tho usual furxa
of drawing by lot; ealn when ho
spoke for the first tlmo tho llocse
masdca ltscir about him, carer to
hear every word from the in Ann vet
eran. and cave him such attention
as has seldom been cnualcd In our
congressional nmrj. a row uays
ago tho cuhirry pronounced by I.
Cl. C. Lamar, of Jilsslsslnnl. on
Charles bumner trnnsflxed. as It
were, every one present in the
House. The Speaker sat with folded
arms ana gaze intent throughout
its delivery, while a silence un
broken pervaded the chamber. All
this was considered eminently
proper. But to-day the other scene.
the emancipated negro sitting in
the Sneaker's chair, uresldini? over
the House of Representatives, whilo
Judire Parker, of Missouri, was
making an eloquent appeal in be
half of civilizing the Indian and
elevating him to citizenship that
is the scene that will make the his
tory of the session memorable in
American annals. The honor of
presiding over the house was accord
ed to a colored representative for
the first time in the person ol Jo
seph II. Itainey, the Representative
of the First South Carolina district,
who was born a slave m George
town in 1832. During the war he
was forced to work on the fort in
cations of the confederates in
Charleston, from whence ho escaped
to the West Indies, returning to his
native town at the close of the war.
He has been a member of Congress
several times and is highly respect
ed by the members of this House.
It was to this member that the late
James Brooks went at the close of
the Credit Mobilier matter and
thanked him for the friendship he
had shown him during the discus
sion, and other evidences of his es
teem, remarking that his conduct
challenged his admiration, and as
a debt of gratitude thenceforth he
would be the friend of the colored
"What Causes Fever.
Professor Buckman, of England,
claims to have discovered one of the
causes of typhoid " fever. . A family
in his neighborhood was attacked
with a severe type of the fever. On
a careful search of tne premises, a
spout in the family pump was found
to be covered with a sort of gelati-
nous matter. Submitting this to mi
croscopic investigation it was found
to be a fungoid growth, from which
spores were constantly washed
away by the flowing water, lie
followed up this discovery by a
minute examination of the outlet of
the sewer through which the drain
age of the town flowed, and his sci
entific zeal was rewarded by finding
fungoid growths of a similar nature
to those in the pump spout. In the
vicinity of this outlet, the fever had
also prevailed. Having cases of the
fever in his own family, hefollow-
ed ui h3 enquiry by a chemical
analvsis of the water drank by the
lamiiv. ana iouna in it minuw;
J r 3 : A.
spores or tho same rungus. xiis
conclusion is a natural one, that the
fever had its origin in the fungus
matter taken into tho system,
where it ferments as yeast in beer,
and poisons the blood.
The edi tor of the Courier-Journal.
in a letter from Washington, writ-
ten four or five days ago, is exceed
ingly uncomplimentary to his iiem
ocratic friends. 44 They are just
strong enough to lose." hesavs.and
again, the party 44 is not only di
vided. but it has not one sinele
leader of gen us and nerve.
I nerve. Thur-
man is a solemn res
and virtuous. Hendricks is an
... . -
amiable commonplace." .From a
. . . .
he is entirely too exacting. Mr.
Thurman is a irood man. and has
the confidence of his party ; so, to -a
certain extent, has Mr. Hendricks.
They are 44 respectable," it is true,
and if 44 respectability " is in the
eyes of a leading Democratic editor I
a crime, why we suppose they are
not the men for the time and the
emergency. John Morrissey and
John Fox are evidently men after
Watterson 's own heart. Tweed in
the penitentiary, they have become
the great leaders of the Democratic
party. They are undoubtedly lead
ers of 44 nerve and muscle."
There was more than tho usual
ceremony in Mr. Beecher's church
in Brooklyn, on Sunday, occasion-
art Kir Vi r opoocaSnn rtf mnrfl than
one hundred members to the com-
jLitto na viwui t.v,v. ujr i
multitude of floral decorations and
a cross surrounded by a crown, em
blazoned Victory." After the
service, Mr. Beecher distributed
the roses among the new members.
a somewhat picturesque and appro-
priate custom, men was sung a
er made what might be called a
joyful discourse. He did pot think I
Christianity should be gloomy ana
painful. The New Testament was
fullofthe idea of rejoicing ; and
joy, to Mr. Beecher's mind, was a
Idea that re-
i a ri w mm ma v r i iiiiii a
a "ere wa pvFut
ligion was a corami
tion. caving a certain amount of
- th irA- i vpJv
sorrow nere ior
of joyliereafter ; but
that was not the true view.
stout, stanch stout Democrat these ti.k kms. Grant asked them what they want-
pleasure are rough and galling criticisms. cpu"" T "7.. ed they replied with one voice,
d in his The trouble with Watterson is that before their eyes the terrors of social tAnvthiri dear cousin, so it is an
rrpn'scut t'. 2'..
Urmucntlf I 1
talk la Var.rjt::.'
dcsrrtm cr. l
odQZ" ft Ui i i
bo f lictJ v; -in t:
seppcrters of Ju,!.'? I
dcprcetcn ilw t;.. ::
If t: ;
- " v. . 1
out of tho Onjstrn
announces that ..
candidate f it vo r.!
thomscl vrt c:i J u :
will irolably follow suit, ; ;
Now If it was proper forJaJo
Mcrrimon to dcclaro himself an In
dependent candidate, and proper
for those Conservatives whom the
Orttctnt defends to vote for him, and
nrooer for tho Crescent not to con
lmn JmlfTA Mprrfmon and hlii
u i j, u t .
ouppoi ivis, .-.j-w!. -
"unfortunate" ror ixjnservaiives
less prominent to declare them-
kpIvpm cmillflntps for offices of less
, o i
or propriety cease r j uoge juern-
mon is a representative man of the
rvinsprvfttive nartv. He was chosen
over all others In the last State Con
vention of that party to bear the
party banner, and all Conservatives
and Democrats were caHed on' to
follow him. Thus appealed to they
rallied as one. man and followed-
him through a hard flghtand shared
with him an inglorious defeat. Soort
after the great battle 'and before his
followers had time to recover and
reform their shattered ranks, Judge
Merrimon saw an opportunity to
capture a rich prize on private ac
count. He availed himself of the
opportunity and set an example for
all his subordinates, but as soon as
one of them steps forward jto seize
a prize, the chief buglers sound the
retreat, and the poor fellow is
threatened with being shot" and
punished for attempting to follow
where his recognized leader led the
It seems that it was all right for
Judge Merrimon to announce him
self an indepeiidentk -tsiiidhlatQ
defeat the regular nominee for the
U. S. Senate. But such independ
ence is not to be allowed to gentle-
men equally as good Conservatives
who declare themselves candidates
for seats in the General Assembly,
or for Congress or county offices.
But the spectacle of the party
leader seated in his richly cushioned
chair, and drawing his $6,000 per
annum for six years, is so tempting
that some of those who followed
him so faithfully during the cam
paign of 1872 feel such an admira
tion for their old leader that they
experience a desire to iqiiow nis
Illustrious example, though" they
will be content with; much smaller
Of late, says the New North Slate,
some of the Democratic newspapers
have weakly attempted to draw the
line between the white and black
races, by throwing out tne luea mat
the colored folks are themselves
forcing the issue. The charge is too
preposterous for argument. Ever
a T'k if
since reconstruction, uemocrauc
newspapers and politicians have
been endeavoring to array the
whites against the negroes, by ap-
w'"3 -7u 7-
pealing iu me prejuuicca jk mc iuc
and making especial enorts
to deter their young men from vo-
ostracism. There are some argu-
ments (or sophisms) employed that
' ... nm k;vi n.
nauon, anu mis is one w him uru
The people know intuitively that It
iS a false pretense. And is : it not a I
noticeable facti that ? year by year
this cry of color becomes more fee
ble ? The people are tired of it, be
cause it is a humbug. ; ;
The Wilmington PcwJasks the fol-
lowing pertinant questions: .How
can Mr. Waddell and Mr J WaddeU's I
friends iri the face of a resolution of
the.Democratic !LegislatLV$,: which
declares the back, pay to be mcfe-
uomdle on principle, and tended lo
- - i.n.isiiv wm,v uwi.bw,. i
urge nis claims ,to popular . iavor,
except upon the ground that they
disregard4prwic(pte'! and desire "to
bring xntr wwernment into disre-
pute f" If
Party place their claims toi popular
support, degenerate, Indeed, . must
be the times,' and fearfully corrupt
uiusi ye me pwpie ji pey sutywu,
If back pay was "indefensible on
principle,' in 18731401; equally
indefensible on principle in 1874?
Or did the Convention, atf agnolia-
meaQ to declare to the peopleof the
Third Congressional istrict ' that
uivy nan hu principles c i
Jl l 9
. i it -. i
I ;r,i I ! ;vrt l,"v ?t jf r- -r
ti y in r. : '.1 il r t: . i
H. J.::::.- . f, t,niutitf
1. r 1 .t four nr. I.r.tcftJ.a
' lT u;,:i, l;5Cst;-l, at 1 tn-
..: ...::;! ct Jt.sonvil?. -.-llo ts
i;;.li;:tdt' P pj-;rs i f theacmTi
tuinyhiMil :Of. indict t-ni-lu iht
couutvctl lluncotnbe. N. C. furctn
Lcizltinctil and ttjnplracy, both
Llzh crimes in this htate, and has
absconded froui tho Htate to evade
the fuilns and penalties of the of
fended law. I have heretofore made
frequent ronuUltlons uion two of
your immediate preuecvason tor ins
rendition ana laiieu cacti lime in
I a . s
I niy appucauon. i nope, ami ieei
I confident, that I shall be more sue-
cessfui this time.
Tho nct 0f congress of Feb. 12,
1703. as your Excellency is aware,
provides that when tne executive
lorone istate maices a uemanu uDon
for a . fU2iUve from justice, it
shall be the duty of the Executive
of the btate or Territory to
which such person shall have fled
to cause said fugitive to be arrested
1 and secured, and notice of the ar
rest to be given to the Executive
authority making 'such demand,&c.
a M 1. 1 1 r-1
arrested and is ready to bedelivered
I will send an agent for North Caro
lina to receive him and bring him
to this State for trial.
I have the honor to be,
Your Excellency's bb't serv't,
TOD R. CALDWELL,
Governor of N. C.
-No reply was received to this let
ter, and on the 22cf of April, Gov
ernor Caldwell telegraphed the
Governor of Florida, enquiring the
cause of the delav. In response to
this the following telegram was re
TA LIi A II ASS EE, FL.A.,
April 23, 1874.
Governor of North Carolina :
Important public interest 'de-
mands delay before.JlnMiicliojLeaa:
1 oerfaKen in tn is matter. - , '
M. L. STEARNS,
Governor .of Florida.
Spelmania; Or, a Blast from the
44 The Radical party has quietly
degenerated into a Grant party. If
any Radical, before the nomination
at Philadelphia,' had dared to say
that 44he did not like Grant," 44that
Grant did not have the right smell
about him," or 4,that Grant drank
more liquor than he paid for," or
that Grant's poor kin vyere too nu
merous," or anything 01 mat sort,
such an audacious Radical was
forthwith declared a villain, and
was at once read out of the party."
,4Indeed all of the Republicans
wno wouiu not oenu me preg
1 1 .1 - A All Xl
nant hineres-of the knee that thrift
might '.follow- fawning" have been
declared the personal enemies of
Grant and ruled'out."
Spelman Would llnot bend," but
on the contrary, kept his knee stiff
and defamed Grant, and has been
4It is a well known fact that the
President has provided soft places
for most of his male relatives, and
his wife's poor kin have also been
well provided for. Indeed, their
name is legion, and they should be
known In history as "the jolly regi
ment of' kin-folks." We suspect
they were seedy and needy, other-
wige they woul(i not n
places which thev were not quah
fled to fill. It is said that when
Twain used to say, during the war.
that he was "willing to sacrifice all
his poor kin to support the public
interest" Grant's conduct shows
that 44he was willinar to sacrifice all
the public interests to support his
poor kin.' V. Now this thing, of: ap
pointing one's poor relations to of
fice is simply disgusting."
The foregoing verbatim extracts
are from the, editorial pen or
John Spelman, who holds a place
worth five ; dollars per day under
Gen. Grant's administration, while
some worthy Republican who sUo-
ported Gen. Grant with all his heart
hs made to stand aside, tho' he de-
serves and needs the place, and see
gpelman enjoy the fruitsof his scan-
unci vi luperuiiuu. UCU uraut
is not to be blamed for this appoint-
memy'for ' he knew nothing; about
Spelman, but when he is shown up
in his true colors wen. urants wiu
be liable to censure from Republi-
Mttot him t-ii Via
removed. ' " .
Other .more, choice reading from
tbe'satne author will I be given in
future issues or tn& Jra.
D. ' Schenck Esq., of Lincoln,
has been nominated as the Demo-
cratie candidate forjudge in the 9th
Judiclrtb district, and Capt. W. J.
Montgorhery,!bf Csibamis, as Solicl-
I r. ' f, I :
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$tl ;,ff f I! Cttui.r, v,;i f ;. ;
ti.ss Ir J3u lU:n tt Sivrv -y 1st r x:
Certain. ciff.n-ii'tjU-ii -stitt-r-;' r.tj
max! ty tdm Just 4 f,,rt Ue
li4ittiht of tho Vftmtiti, -
Mr. runuU'i carl has Uxntc-
faro the putlio rntvcml tliys esd
Mr. Hampton ins not rw ponded.
Why U ihUT Wliat arothe dcvtlop-
mcnuwnich the public are to cx
poet? We pause for a reply.
Tho Democratic Pre of tho State
appear tofbe very Jubilant over
what they conceive to be dissen
sions In the Republican nartv
would it not be well and more bo-
coming foit them to turn their atten
tion to thereof their own household
and endeavor to. make peace in their
own ranks? Let them take a survey of
Mecklenburg, Lincoln," Gaston,
Cleaveland, Rutherford,' CiCbafrusi
Iredell, adkin, Wilkes, Rowan,
'&c., &c, &c, and they will find! a
field for their best efforts "to make
peace. " We assure them thaTRe
publicans lare abundantly . able' ' jt6
attend to their own affairs without
Democratic help. i"'
The Republicans of. the ;tbird
Congressional District met in Con
vention at; Fayetteville on the 19th
and nominated Nejll McKAy,
Es.q, of Harnett, for Congress.
Mr. McKay-was the Republican
standard-bearer in that District two
years ago,: and is in every way
worthy ofj the cordial support of the
party. . ; . .
Welearpthat the utmost harmo
iuy prevailed intheConvention.and
I ih a t t h Q jjologa tog afipwpft tft4 w4W
the best of feeling all determined
to work hjeartily and zealously for
McKay arid victory.
The Crescent declares that the old
Democrats of North Carolina are
the "hewers of wood and drawers
of water fpr the old Whig leaders,"
and that j44something of a ban is
placed on pld Democratic favorites,
they being declared unsuited for
nominations." But the Crescent
advocates Ithat the relation of Whig
master ancl Democratic servant be
kept up far the sake of harmony.
Whether bid Democrats will heed
advice which dooms them to per
petual bondage remains to be seen.
A meeting of the people1 of
Cleaveland was held at the Court
House in b.elby oh the ,16th, Capt.
J. W. Gidhey presided and W. A.
Hoke, Esq., acted as Secretary.
The following resolutions were
1. llesolied. That the County of
Cleaveland send no delegates to the
Congressional Convention, to be
held in Asheville on the 23rd of
2d. Resolved, That in the opinion
of this meeting, Capt. Plato Dur
ham is the choice of the people of
Cleaveland County for Congress.
The Raleigh News says the 44 gen
eral success of the Conservative
party in the State in August de
pends in a; great measure upon the
individual strength of the candi
dates for the different positions.'!
Why ? asks the New North State,
what's the matter with Stephen!).
Pool, the Democratic candidate1 for
Superintendent, of Public instrucr
tion ? . Is his weakness acknowledg
ed so early in the campaign ?
It's real cruel." .in the Democrats :
to leave v Judge Shipp out lin the
cold, and refuse to nominate him
fof Judge after , his arduous f labors
on that VFraud Cpmmlssion.'f Have
a . ... - .
they, no gratitude? liid he not
help to get -up the biggest Demo
cratic campaign document
brought out at the expense
State ? i It seems there's
"Mart v a sliD" '
Between the Judgeship and Judge
Shipp. uj j
The Fayetteville Statesman won
ders if all the Democratic, news
papers of the 3rd Ccngressional
District will republish their many
articles on the late "Back Salary
Grab!" now that they have a can
didate for Congress In the field ?. ..
i 'it .. - '
J. lu Carson! Esq. of Rutherford
and'ATa. H. DV Lee, ef Cleaveland,
have been announced as jndepep4!
ent candidates for Solicitor! in the
9th Judicial District.
I" t - s
t t if : s '
!? . ?.! $:' tu:t r- ' I
' . 1 1:1 r i t - :r
. ,irft ar i, ' i
' ftS I -n r ! - " i if' t .
, it I i i a i..., d
a luuntain nave. eiJ '! .
Naiilh kts trrsi Abani f. fitly
lUpul41rans with a umdi sTlniQny
ana xritcary as he nouM lava
lieca If lo lud diverted llencrol
Grant and turnul thUCnngrcsional
UUtrlrt ovt r to the Ku K 1 ux. Now,
1 would Dot liae nnnolnted Mr.
8 pel man. 1 think his ap)mlntment
was simpiy a misiaKe. and nothlm?
else. Jt really amounts to nothing.
It certainly ought not to bo u-cd by
Republican to occasion ill feeling
In the party, or to endanger the
success of our principles.'
l nave known William A. Hitiltlt
a long time. I know him to bo a
true man. Ho was a friend to the.
Union, to the poor conscript, to lib
erty; to Washington's governhient'
and to the great body of the DeOnle"
of Johnston, during years of i trill.
trouble and danger when .he car--
fried his life in his hand, and when!
but for him, 'there Would not have
been any Unionism or any Reptibli-
icanism to speinrsrTrTmat county.
There has been'andtherc is no truer
iRepublican in the State that Wil f
paui v.. oiium. oam iun lniiraaie ,
jpersonal frlerfd, and t knout where-'
or lspeaic ne is tne best and most '
successful rail road -. President in the
Hylole South. U-Jn j this capacity hfii
is. invaluable, to. the .RepubJican"
is. tuyaiuauictt iui tne
party and: to ' the' State."
a-" friend'1 'to General
and as a member', of' Congress
bis , yotes prove bihi to be, a good
Republican. These things beingjso.
is it expedient, is it. wise, Is is just
to attem pt to sacri fi ce h i m on accou n t
of. 'this t little Spelman business?
No, a-hundred times . no! Even if :
Spelman were now a : vicious Demo
crat, it would, not bo wise or expe
dient. 1 And I boldly assert that,1 '
after ! the sacrifices ; wh ich Maj .
Smith has made as a Republican; 1
and after all-the-services he has
ennprPA.aa, a. party, todh, .nnrf
. nnUianu ... ..
eing true to the party, as his votes
n Uongress show him to bo, ho
would have had a, right to expect
as a matter of courtesy and forbear-.
ance among friends, that the farty'',
would have beeri silent,' even if he
had appointed a rampant and highly
objectionable Democrat to this littlo
place. . . ... jt . . , .tt1; - ;
These arc the views oone; whoso ,
Republicanism cannot ' bb Impeach- ,
ed ; ofonewho aided in:founding ; 1
the party, and who has been:trtedl
in the fire, and Who bai pevpr j
scratched a ticket rpr . dodged f an f
issue wheli prihclples were at stake.
I appeal to our friends to drop thjis
Spelman matter. It. is wrorypf4'to
goad, or to drive to the walln so
trivial an issue, a generpusrhearted a
and. true Republican -like, Maj. .
Smith: And for one I give notice
that I will not desert him as long as
he is true to General Grant awt'to
Republican principles.", ,): I,, , ' .
u A REPUBliCAN.
Raleigh,' May 21', 1874? -. f 4
: - , . i j jrti 'i I. -.it 'i
A. Card., ii .,!;-.- -i !
1 To the Editor qf the Era : ; i '1 ; ' . i
Some of the Democratic, journals
of the State are charging that IpMid f
in a public speech, at Halifax, that
certain leaders of the Democratic 1
party met at the house of Geo. W:
Swepson, in Raleigh, and raised a 1
fund to establish the Crescenfa &c.,
tc. and charge that I repeated or
told a lie in making the statement. '
In reply, I have to say,' in the first r
place, that I made no such state
ment. What I did say was this ; . .
that it was a rumor in. Raleigh,
that Messrs. ' Merrimon Fuller,
Ashe.Gen. Ransom and other Demo-li
cratie leaders, met at the house of
Mr. Geo. W.. gwepson, I n Raleigh,
and pledged twenty thousand dol-if
lars to conduct the, State campaign.
Thit they further decided ' to' en"
dorse the Crescent as the ' central !
organ of their party, ,
In reply to a demand for;my,au-
thbrity, I said besides it being a ru- (
mor, a gentleman ' whose 'Integrity :l
could not be doubted had made the
statement to me as coming, from.f
Mr. J. S.. Hampton, the proprietor . ;
and publisher of the Crescent. , Gen. ,
Cox and Air.-Pool then contradict-' '"
ed the rumor, and I' said I' was
glad they had done so, as t the gen- :
tlemen namedverewwmiJ friends
of mine, and ;I was, loth jto beliove
such things, of them, but, that , it
came .very straight. have seen
no 'contradiction of the statement' '
by the gentlemen mentioned a be- "
ing present. , r , ;. .?. . ., I. ii
In the second place,, as the Demp- .-,
criats are so sensitive tipon this sub
jects and in order to get at the truth "
of the racts concerning the estab
lishment of the Crescent I call Upon . : '
tho proprietor . of that Journal t to , .
say whether ho is wllii ng that cer tai n .
persons whom he approached about ' 1
the time or just before he' becamb
proprietor, shall-befreto make
public, certain confidential state-
meats he. mada with regard to the . i
esupusAmen oi a newne w8papertor
llLI.' L. - f
me conversion oi one, aireaoy es
tablished from a Democratic to a Re-:
publican- paper. ' . -t I
The proprietor. , 3Ir. Ilamnton.: .
wlll.rreiidily, understand,, to what ! .
alludeT ; Viil he remove tho, 6bsta- ,
cles m the wayJof making 'publid t :
wnai tne plana were. 1 wait for-a
reply. THOS. R. PURNELL.
Raleigh, May 15th, 1874.