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(iKNKKAL NATURE NO. 32.
A X ACT for the benefit of occupy
ing claimants.
I W it enacted by the Senate and
Hou-' of Representatives of the
I'nited States of America in Con
gress assembled, That when an oc
cupant of land, having color of
title, in gowl faith has made valua
ble improvements thereon, and is,
in the proper action, found not lo
the rightful owner thereof, such
m upant shall be entitled in the
I '.-deral courts to all the rights and
n medics, and, upon instituting the
proper proceeding such relief as
may given or secured to him by
tin "statutes ,uf the State or Territory
'where tho land lies, although tho
nth" of the plaintiff in the action
"may have been granted by the
it'tiited States after .-aid improve
ments were so made.
Approved, June 1, 1ST I.
(IKXEIIAL NATURE NO. 33.
AX ACT to amend an act entitled
"An act to amend an act entitled
'An act to reduce duties on im-
A V A 1 . A 1 A
pons aim to reuuee internal taxes,
ami ior oilier
moved March
A A 1
purposes,'" ap
third, eighteen
hundred arm seventy-inree.
Hi it enacted by the Senate and
ll-vii-e of Representatives of the
I'nited States of America in Con
assembled, That section third
of an act entitled "An act to amend
in act entitled 'An act to reduce
A A.
unties on iiiiHjri.,. tuu iu icuum
internal taxes, and for other pur
ples, " approved March third,
ihtccn hundred and seventy
three, He amended so as to read as
I IIovs:
"Sec. 3. That foreign merchandise
which arrived at a port of the
.Vnited States on or before the
thirty-first day of July, eighteen
- hundred and seventy-two, and upon
which duties were not paid prior
to August first, eighteen hundred
: and seventy-two, though the same
were not entered or transferred to a
-public store or bonded warehouse,
hall be entitled to the benefits
1 A ft 1 1 A
i p.wvideu ior in tne eigmn section
i the act entitled 'An act to reduce
rdmies on imports, and to reduce
internal taxes, and for other pur-
..).-es,' approved June sixth, eigh-'t-cn
hundred and seventy-two, the
, si ii ie as such merchandise would
have been entitled to had it actually
U-en in public store or bonded ware
house on or prior to the thirty-first
day of July, eighteen hundred and
M.'vcnty-two: Provided, That the
owner of such merchandise shall,
within thirty days from the passage
of this act make application there
for in writing to the collector of the
l-irtat which such merchandise ar-rivl-d."
Approved, June 3, 1874.
j KNEIIA I j N., TURK NO. 31.
AX ACT changir.g the tima of
holding circuit and district courts
in Vermont.
He it enacted by the Senate and
House of Representatives of the
United States of America in Con
gress assembled, That the term of
the circuit court holden at Rutland
on the third day of October shall bo
held on the first Tuesday in Octo
ber, and the term of the district
court holden at Rutland on tho
ixthdayof October, shall beheld
on the first Tuesday of October. The
W rm of the circuit court holden at
Windsor on the fourth Tuesday in
; July shall be held on the third
Tuesday in May, and the term of
the district court held at Windsor
' on the Monday after the fourth
Tuesday of July shall be on the
third Tuesday in May: Provided,
That this act shall not apply to the
next terms of the circuit and dis
trict court to beholden at Windsor,
but the same shall be held at tho
times nowprovided by law.
, Approved, June 5, 1S74.
IliLXKUAL NATURE NO. 3-3.
AX ACT making appropriations for
.the naval service for the year end
ing June thirtieth, eighteen hun
dred and seventy-five, and for
other purposes.
He it enacted by the Senate and
House of Representatives of the
l'nitedStates of America in Con
gress assembled, That the follow
ing sums be, and they are hereby,
appropriated, to be paid out of any
money in the Treasury not other
wise "appropriated, for the naval
service of the Government for the
year ending June thirtieth, eigh
teen hundred and seventy-five, and
for other purposes :
For pay of commissioned and
warrant officers at sea, on shore, on
special service, and of those on the
retired list and unemployed, and
for mileage and transportation of
officers traveling under orders, and
for pay of the petty officers, sea
men, ordinary seamen, landsmen,
and boy, including men of the en
gineers' force, and for the Coast
SurYey service, eight thousand five
hundred men, six million tyo hun
dred and fifty thousand dollars.
For contingent expenses of the
Navy J)epartment, one hundred
thousand dollars.
For civil establishment at the
litrerent navy-yards, as follows:
At Kittery, Maine, eighteen thou
uid seven hundred and fifty-nine
'lollars; at Charlestown, Massachu
setts, twenty-three thousand and
ninety-three dollars and forty cents;
Jit Brooklyn, New York, twenty
t!roe thousand seven hundred and
eighty nine dollars and forty cents;
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania,
twenty-one thousand two hundred
and ninety-three dollars and forty
cents; at Norfolk, Virginia, eigh
teen thousand five hundred and
tiirty-eight dollars and twenty
ce its ; at Pensacola, Florida, eight
thousand one hundred and forty-
five dollars; at Washington, Dis -
inci oi toiumDia, nineteen tnou
sanu one nunureuana twenty-three
dollars and twenty cents : at Mare
Island, California, twenty thousand
three hundred and seventeen dol
lars and twenty cents; and at
League Island naval station. Penn
sylvania, four thousand six hun
dred and eighty dollars: makinz in
all, the sum of one hundred and
fiftv-seven thousand seven hiirwlrprl
and thirty-eight dollars and eighty
cents.
for civil establishment at the
several naval hospitals and. naval
laboratory, thirty-nine thousand
one hundred and sixty-one dollars,
BUREAU Vb iNAVJUATJOJV.
For foreign and local pilotage
and towage of ships of war, fifty
nousand dollars.
For services and materials in cor
recting compasses on board ship,
and for adjusting and testing com
passes on shore, three thousand
dollars.
For nautical and astronomical
instruments, nautical books, maps,
charts, and sailing directions, and
repairs of nautical instruments for
ships of war, ten thousand dollars.
For books for libraries for ships
of war, three thousand dollars.
For navy signals and apparatus,
namely: signal lights, lanterns and
rockets, including running lights,
drawings, and engravings for sig
nal books, six thousand dollars.
For compass fittings, including
binnacles, tripods.and other appen
dages of ships' compasses, to be
made in the navy yards, five thou
sand dollars.
For logs and other appliances for
measuring the ship's way, leads
and other appliances for sounding,
three thousand dollars.
For lanterns and lamps, and their
appendages, for general use on
board ship, including those for tho
cabin, ward room, and steerage, for
the holds apd spirit room, for decks
and quartermaster's use, five thou
sand dollars.
For bunting and other materials
for flags, and making and repair
ing flags of all kinds, five Unsand
dollars.
For oil for ships of war other than
that used for the engineer depart
ment, candles when used as a sub
stitute for oil in binnacles, running
lights, for chimneys and wick and
soap used in navigation deparrnent,
twenty thousand dollars.
For stationery for commanders
and navigators of vessels of war,
two thousand dollars.
For musical instruments, find
music for vessels of war, ono thou
sand dollars.
For steering signals and indica
tors, and for speaking tubes and
gongs for signal conainunication on
board of vessels of war, two thou
sand five hundred dollars.
For contingent expenses of the
Bureau of Navigation : Frieght and
transportation of navigation mate
rials; instruments, books, and
stores ; postage and telegraphing ;
advertising for proposals ; packing
ooxes anu maienais ; umu t
forms, and stationery at navigation
boxes and materials ; blank books,
offices, four thousand dollars.
or drawing, enrny, and
printing and photo-iithograph ng
charts, electrotyping and grating
old plates, preparing and publish-
mg sailing directions, and other
hydrograpliic information, twenty
thousand dollars ; and for making
charts, including those of the : Pa-
cific coast, thirty thousand dollars.
For fuel, lights, and ofoce furm-
turejeare of building and other la-
bor; purchase of books for library,
drawing materials, and other sta-
tionery ; postage, frieght, and other
contingent expenses, live thousand
(iOlI&rS. -
For rent and repair of pui ding,
two thousand eisrht hundred dol
lars.
For expenses
of Naval Observa-
tory, namely:
For pay of one clerk, one thou
sand eight hundred dollars.
For three assistants, at one thou
sand five hundred dollars each.
For wages of one instrument
maker, one messenger, three watch
men, and one porter; for keeping
grounds in order and repairs to
buildings ; for fuel, light, and of
fice furniture ; and for stationery,
purchase of books for library, chem
icals for batteries, postage, and
freight, and all other contingent
expenses, ten thousand dollars.
For transcribing astronomical ob
servations upon sheets for publica
tion, one thousand two hundred
dollars.
For one chronometrical thermom
eter, five hundred and fifty dollars.
For necessary furniture and equip
ments for the new building for the
great telescope, two thousand dol
lars. For the last payment for the
great refracting telescope, ten thou-
sand dollars.
For expenses of nautical Alman-
ac:
For pay of computers and clerk
for compiling and preparing for
publication the American Ephe-
meris and Nautical Almanac, eigh-
teen thousand dollars.
t or continuance oi worK on new
planets discovored by American
astronomers, two thousand dollars.
For rent, fuel, labor, stationery,
boxes, expresses, and miscellane
ous items, one thousand five hun
dred dollars.
BUREAU OF ORDNANCE.
For fuel and materials necessary
in carrying on the mechanical
branches of the Ordnance Depart
ment at the navv vards and sta
tions, seventy-five thousand dollars,
For labor at all the navy yards,
two hundred and fifty thousand
dollars.
For repairs to ordance buildings,
magazines, gun parks, machinery,
and other necessaries of the like
character, ten thousand dollars.
For miscellaneous items, freight,
express charges, and purchase of
instruments, five thousand dollars,
For the Torpedo Corps:
For the purchase and manufac-
j ture of gunpowder, nitro-glycerine,
- ana gun cotton, twelve thousand
dollars.
For purchase and manufacture of
electrical machines, galvanic bat
teries, and insulated wire, twenty
thousand dollars.
For purchase of copper, iron,
wood, and other materials necessary
for the manufacture of torpedoes,
and for work on the same, twenty
five thousand dollars.
For construction of torpedo boats,
purchase of coffer work or hulks,
and contingent expenses, twenty
five thousand dollars.
For repairs to buildings and
wharves, one thousand dollars.
For labor, including chemist,
pyrotechnist, electrician.machinist.
and clerical force, fifteen thousand
dollars.
For contingent expenses of the
ordnance service of tho Navy, one
thousand dollars.
BUREAU OF EQUI PMENT AND
RECRUITING.
For equipment of vessels :
For coal for steamers use, includ
ing expenses of transportation;
storage, labor, hemp, wire, and
other materials for the manufacture
of rope; hides, cordage, canvas,
leather; iron for manufacture of
cables, anchors, furniture, hose,
bako ovens, and cooking stoves ;
life rafts; heating apparatus for
receiving ships; and lor the pay
ment of labor in equipping vessels,
and manufacture of articles in the
navy yards pertaining to this bu
reau, one million sixty-live thousand
dollars.
For contingent expenses of the
Bureau of Equipment and Recruit
ing, namely: For expenses of re
cruiting, freight and transportation
of stores, transportation of enlisted
men, mile-age to honorably dis
charged men, printing, advertising,
expenses of auction sales, telegraph
ing, stationery, apprehension of
deserters, assistance to vessels in
distress, and good conduct badges
for enlisted men, seventy-five thou
sand dollars.
BUREAU OF YARDS AND
DOCKS.
For general maintenance of yards
and docks, namely: For general
expenses of the Bureau of Yards
Docks : Freight and transportation
of materials and stores; printing,
stationery, and advertising, includ
ing the commandant's office ; books,
models, maps, and drawings ; pur
chase and repair of fire engines;
machinery, and patent rights to use
the same ; repairs on steam engines,
and attendance on the same ; pur
chase and maintenance of oxen and
horses, and driving teams, carts,
and timber wheels for use in the
navy yards, and tools and repairs of
same ; postage and telegrams ; iur-
mture lor Government houses and
offices in the navy yards ; coal and
other fuel ; candles, oil, and gas ;
cleaning and clearing up yards, and
care of buildings; attendance on
fires; lights; fire engines and ap
paratus; incidental labor at navy
yards; water tax, and for toll and
.0. n ofmnn ;n
the navy yards ; and for flags, awn-
, ancT packing boxes, and for
contingent expenses of yards and
docksnot exceeding forty thousand
ei hfc hundred thousand
doiiars"
At tne N j Phiiadel-
w Pennsylvania : Forsuperin-
fendent, six hundred dollars; stew-
ard f hundred and eIh'ty dol.
, raatr0n, three hundred and
gixty dollars cook, two hundred
orty dollars; assistant cook,
Qne him3red and sixty-eight dol-
lara cMef Iaundress 0f10 hundred
and' ninety.two dollars; three
laiinilrMQOQ nf nnr hnnrlrnrl nnrl
. .
scrubbers and waiters, at one hun
dred and sixty-eight dollars each
six laoorers, at two nunured ana
forty dollars each ; stable keeper
and driver, three hundred and sixty
dollars; master-at-arms, four hun
dred and eighty dollars ; corporal,
three hundred dollars; barber,
three hundred and sixty dollars ;
carpenter, eight hundred and forty
five dollars; furnaces, grates, and
ranges, six hundred dollars ; repairs
of all kinds, five thousand dollars ;
and for, support of beneficiaries,
forty thousand dollars; in all fifty
three thousand two hundred and
seveny-three dollars ; which sum
shall be paid out of the income from
the naval pension fund.
BUREAU OF MEDICINE AND
SURGERY.
For support of the medical de
partment for surgeons' necessaries
for vessels in commission, navy
yards, naval stations. Marine Corps,
and Coast Survey, thirty thousand
dollars.
For necessary repairs of.naval la-
boratory, hospitals, and appendages,
including roads, wharves, out-
houses, steam-heating apparatus,
side-walks, fences, gardens, and
farIIiSj fi Ve thousand dollars,
por contingent expenses of the
bureau, freight on medical stores,
transportation of insane patients to
the Government hospital, adver-
tismg, telegraphing, purchase ot
books, expenses attending the naval
medical board of examiners, pur
chase and repair of wagons, harness,
purchase and feed of horses, cows,
trees, garden tools, and seeds,
twenty-five thousand dollars.
BUREAU OF PROVISIONS AND
CLOTHING.
For provisions for the officers,
seamen, and marines, one million
three hundred thousand dollars.
For purchase of water for ships,
thirty-five thousand dollars,
For contingent expenses: For
freight and transportation to foreign
and homo stations; candles, fuel;
interior alterations and fixtures in
inspection buildings; tools, and re-
pairing same at eight inpections;
special watchman in eight inspec-
tions; books and blanks; station-
ery; telegrams; postage and ex-
press charges ; tolls, ferriages, and
car tickets; ice; and incidental
labor not chargeable to other appro
priations, fifty thousand dollars.
BUREAU OF CONSTRUCTION
AND REPAIR.
For preservation of vessels on the
stocks and in ordinary ; purchase of
material and stores of all kinds;
labor in navy yards and on foreign
sta t ions ; preservation of materials ;
purchase of tools; wear, tear, and
repair of vessels afloat, and for gen
eral care and protection of the Navy
in the line of construction and re
pair; incidental expenses, namely,
advertising and foreign postages,
three million three hundred thou
sand dcllars.
For protection of timber lands,
five thousand dollars.
BUREAU OF STEAM ENGI
NEERING. For repairs and preservation of
boilers and machinery on naval
vessels : and for fitting, repair, and
pre servation of yard machinery and
tools: and for labor in navy yards
and stations not before included ;
and for incidental expenses; and
for purchase and preservation of
oils, coal, iron, and all materials
and stores ; arid for completing and
erecting on board vessels compound
engines with boilers, one million
eight hundred thousand dollars.
N A YA I, ACADEM Y.
For pay of professors and others ;
for one professor of drawing, (head
of department,) two thousand five
hundred dollars; four professors,
namely, one of mathematics, (assis
tant,) one of chemistry, ono of Eng
lish studies, history, and law, and
one of French, at two thousand two
hundred dollars each; twelve as
sistant professors, namely, four of
French, one of Spanish, three of
English studies, history and law,
one of mathematics, one of astrono
my, and two of drawing, at one
thousand eight hundred dollars
each ; sword-master, at one thous
and five hundred dollars, and two
assistants, at one thousand dollars
each ; boxing-maiterand gymnast,
at one thousand two hundred dol
lars; and assistant librarian at one
thousand four hundred dollars ;
three clerks to superintendent,
at one thousand two hundred dol
lars, one thousand dollars, and eight
hundred dollars, respectively; one
clerk to commandant of midship
men, one thousand dollars ; one
clerk to paymaster, one thousand
dollars ; one apothecary, seven hun
dred and fifty dollars; one commis
sary, two hundred and eighty-eight
dollars ; one cook, three hundred
and twenty-five dollars and fifty
cents ; one messenger to superinten
dent, six hundred dollars ; one ar
morer, five hundred and twenty-
nine dollars and fifty cents ; one
gunner's mate, four hundred and
sixty-nine dollars and fifty cents,
and one quarter gunner, four hun
dred and nine dollars and fifty
cents ; one cockswain, four hundred
and sixty-nine dollars and fifty
cents ; three seamen in the depart
ment of seamanship, at three hun
dred and forty-nine dollars and fifty
cents each ; one band master, five
hundred and. twenty-eight dollars ;
two drummers and one fifer,
eighteen first class musicians, at
three hundred and forty eight dol- j
lars each ; seven second class musi
cians, at three hundred dollars each ;
(first class,) at three hundred and
forty-eight dollars each ; in all,
fifty-eight thousand eight hunched
and twenty-six dollars.
Pay of watchmen and others:
Captain of the watch, at two dollars
and fifty cents per day, nine hundred
and twelve dollars and fifty cents;
four watchmen, at two dollars and
twenty-five cents per day, three
thousand two hundred and eighty
five dollars ; foreman of the gas and
steam heating works, at five dollars
per diem, one thousand eight hun
dred and twenty-five dollars;
twelve attendants at gas and steam
heating works of academy, at new
quarters for cadet midshipmen, and
at school ships, one at three dollars
fifty cents, three at three dollars, and
eight at two dollars and fifty cents
per day each, eleven thousand eight
hundred and sixty two dollars;
three joiners, two painters, and two
masons, at three dollars fifty cents
per day each, eight thousand nine
hundred and forty two dollars and
fifty cents ; one tinner, one gas fitter,
and one blacksmith, at three dollars
and fifty cents per day each, three
thousand eight hundred and thirty
two dollars and fifty cents.
Pay of mechanics and others:
One mechanic at workshop, at two
dollars and twenty five cents per
diem, eight hundred and twenty
one dollars and twenty five cents ;
one master laborer, to keep public
grounds in order, at two dollars and
twenty eight cents per diem, eight
hundred and thirty two dollars and
twenty cents ; fourteen laborers to
assist in same, three at two dollars
per diem each and eleven at one
dollar and seventy five cents per
diem each, nine thousand two hun
dred and sixteen dollars and t wenty
five cents ; one laborer to superin
ten quarters of cadet midshipmen,
pubic grounds, and so forth, at two
dollars and twenty eight cents per
diem, eight hundred and thirty two
dollars and twenty cents ; lour at
tendants at recitation rooms, libra
ry, chapel, and offices, at twenty
dollars per month each, nine hund
red and sixty dollars; twenty
servants to keep in order and attend
to quarters of cadet midshipmen,
public buildings, and so forth, at
twenty dollars per month each, four
thousand eight hundred dollars.
For pay of employees in the de
partment of steam enginery, for
machinists, boiler makers, and
others, eight thousand seven hun
dred and sixty dollars.
For repairs and improvements or
public buildings, and for repairing
the wall inclosing the grounds of
the academy, fourteen thousand
dollars.
For contingent expenses, forty
six thousand six hundred dollars.
MARINE CORPS.
For pay of officers of the Marine
Corps, and for pay of non commis
sioned officers, musicians, and oth
ers of th corps, three hundred and
nineteen thousand seven hundred
and sixty dollar? : Provided, That
the office of commandant of the
Marine Corps having the rank of a
brigadier general of the Army shall
continue until a vacancy shall occur
in the same, and no longer; and
when such vacancy shall occur in
said office, immediately thereupon
all laws and parts of laws creating
said onice shall become inoperative,
and shall, by virtue of this act, from
thenceforth be repealed; And pro
vided further, That thereafter the
commandant of the Marine Corps
shall have the rank and pay of a
colonel, and shall be appointed by
selection by the President from the
officers of said corps.
For the civil force of the Marine
Corps, ten thousand dollars.
F"or pay of fifteen hundred pri
vates, and no more, two hundred
and seventy thousand dollars.
For provisions, one hundred
thousand dollars.
For clothing, one hundred thou
sand dollars.
For fuel, thirty thousand, eight
hundred and fifty-six dollars.
For military stores, namely : For
pay of inachanics, repair of arms,
purchase of accouterments, ordnance
stores, flags, drums, fifes, and other
instruments, nine thousand dollars.
For transportation of troops, five
thousand dollars.
For transportation of officers
traveling without troops, one thou
sand dollars
For repairs of barracks, and rent
of offices where there are no public
buildings, six thousand dollars.
For forage for horses belonging to
field and staff officers, three thou
sand dollars.
For hire of quarters for officers
where there are no public quarters,
ten thousand dollars.
For contingencies, namely :
Freight ; ferriage ; toll ; cartage ;
wharfage; purchase and repair of
boats; labor; burial of deceased
marines ; stationery ; telegraphing ;
apprehension of deserters; oil ; can
dles, gas ; repairs of gas and water
fixtures; water rent; barrack fur
niture; furniture for officers' quar
ters; bed sacks; wrapping paper;
oil cloth ; crash ; rope; twine;
spades; ahovels; axes; picks; car
penters' tools; repairs to lire en
gines ; purchase and repair of engine
hose; purchase of lumber for
benches, mess tables, bunks; repairs
to public carryall ; purchase and
repair of harness ; purchase and re
pair of hand carts and wheel bar
rows; scavengering; purchase and re
pair ofgalleys,cookingstoves. ranges,
ranges, stoves where are no grates ;
gravel for parade grounds; repair
of pumps; brushes; brooms; buck
ets ; paving ; and for other purposes,
fifteen thousand dollars.
Approved, June G, 1874.
WEEKLY ERA.
THURSDAY7ULY 2, 1874.
North Carolina Republicans on
the Civil Rights Bill.
The Democrats of North Carolina
are very thankful to the late Charles
Sumner, with whom they voted in
the last Presidential campaign for
that Radical of Radicals, Horace
Greeley, for tho bill which he intro
duced into the Senate of the United
States touching the civil rights of
the colored citizens of the United
States.
These Democrats are trying to fix
all the responsibility of this matter
upon Republicans, when it is well
known that. Mr. Sumner was not
in sympathy with the Republican
party for several years before his
death. He bitterly opposed Pres
ident Grant, the head of the Repub
lican party, in the Senate, and was
exceedingly anxious to see him de
feated at the last election. He
showed his opposition to Republi
canism as held by the dominant
party, by openly advocating and
voting for the Democratic candidate
for President against the regular
Republican candidate.
The civil rights bill of Mr. Sum
ner has been pending in Congress
for some considerable time, and
some Democrats in the North Caro
lina Legislature at its last session
were anxious to manufacture a little
party capital for this campaign by
introducing and passing some bun
combe resolutions in regard to it.
In the midst of the discussion of
the civil rights question, Mr. John
H. Williamson, a colored man and
the Republican member of the
House of; Representatives from
Franklin county, offered the follow
ing as a substitute for the resolution
then pending, viz. :
Resolved by the House of Repre
sentatives, j the Senate concurring,
That our Senators be instructed and
our Representatives requested to
vote for such a bill as will secure
equal civil and political rights,
AND AGAINST ALL BILLS
TENDING TO AN ENFORCE
MENT OF SOCIAL EQUAL
ITY." The above, introduced by a col
ored member, was voted down by
the Democrats, BUT EVERY RE
PUBLICAN MEMBER OF THE
HOUSE VOTED FOR ITS ADOP
TION. The Democrats are charging that
the author of the bill who co-operated
with them during the Iastyears
of his life, meant to force social
equality by th passrgo of the civil We publish to-day, the procced
rights bill, arid they are trying tp ingsof-the Executive Committee.
charge that the Republicans of
North Carolina favor such social
equality. But the facts are against
them, as the above resolution will
show. '
If any one doubts the genuineness
or iur. Williamson's resolution, let
him turn to page 29G of the House
Journal, 1S73-'71, and there he will
unci it recorded. And it any one
charges that the record is falsified,
tell him it was made by Stephen D.
Pool, the Clerk of the House, who
is now the Democratic candidate
for Superintendent of Public In
struction.
The position of the Republican
party is well known on this subject,
ft advocates equality before the law,
for all citizens of the United States
without regard to race, color or pre
vious condition. It demands that
the colored citizen shall have all the
rights accorded any other citizen
but both the colored and white citi
zens oppose the intermixing of the
races, in the
schools, churches or
elsewhere.
The demoralized Democracy.
We have information from West
ern North Carolina of the most
cheering character. The Demo
cratic party is everywhere divided,
and there is a general squabble for
the offices 'among the "unterrified."
Plato Durham is making a vigorous
canvass in the Eighth District, and
hundreds of Democrats are rallying
to his standard. The trickery of
political wire-workers in manipu
lating party Conventions is tho
roughly exposed particularly the
Convention at Ashevillo which
nominated Gen. Vance for re-elec
tion.
At one time, it was determined
to send for Gov. Vance as a sort of
political missionary to operate
among the stiff-necked and rebelli
ous Democrats who refuse to abide
by the action of the Asheville Con
vention. But the Merrimon men
in the mountains swore that they
would all vote for Durham if Gov.
T T .. a i -r i a I
v ance came up mere, in snon,
thev scouted the idea of their beiner
treated as heathens" nnrl hviW
a political missionary sent among
them to teach them the way the
Democratic Executive Committee
would have them to go, and they
waxed so hot at the bare mention
of such a thing that Gov. Vance was
written not to come, and so Gen.
Bob is left to carry on his " meet
ing " without any missionary as
sistance, and tilings are assuming
quite a Platonic appearance. The
damage of the traditional " bull in
the China store " was light when
compared to the damage of the
Durham among the doughty De
mocracy. J. M. Gudger, Esq., of Yancey,
lately the Democratic Senator from
the 43d District, is an independent
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canuiuaie ior ooiicuur m ouu
nenry s jjisinci against uaj. n. i.
A il 1 I
ivvery, me uemocratic nominee,
Tndononilnn f nn r r 1 5 r 1 a f o arc cnrin rr.
j i . i.. j I
the resolution of the Democratic
Executive Committee against
dependent candidates" don
worth a cent. A few stragglers
to be seen running about try
rally the klans, but the gre
of the Democracy are assert
independence of the gallir
ism which has heretofore
them down, and declaring the
termination to vote for their c
regardless of party; nominations
The crack of the party lash
everywhere drowned by the kick-Tj
ings oi me resuve auu me jingie 01
broken party traces, and even the
drivers are ready to abandon the
whole thing in despair.
The Republicans are enjoying the
Democratic Declaration of Inde
pendence, and having been always
on the side of liberty and freedom,
naturally sympathize with the "in
dependents." The Daily News of the 2Gth inst.,
after publishing sundry appoint
ments for Mr. Davis, 13emocratic
candidate for Congress, says :
"Mr. Headen having refused to
agree to a joint canvass, is . hereby
offered a division of time at the
above mentioned places, if he de
sires to attend." ;
We are authorized by Mr. Head-
en to state that, not only has he
never rejfused a joint canvass with
Mr. Davis, but that he has expressly
declared his willingness to such an
arrangement to Mr. Davisin person.
Mr. Heaclen's friends seeing the re-
luctancd on the part of Mr. Davis
friends io enter-a joint canvass, and
the timd for the canvass being quite
limited have published a thorough
canvass) for Mr. Headen, and we
are authorized to invite Mr. Davis
to accompany him.
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Johnston County.
J recently assembled for tho purpose
oi nuing certain vacancies on tho
county ticket. .
In parting with Mr. Hatcher,
supposed to be with us until tho
appearance of his card; in which ho
says that he has always been a Con
servative, we would remark that
our friends in Johnston had good
reason for supposing him to boa
Republican. lie went round or
ganizing the Union Leaguo and
making extreme speeches in ISttS,
even advocating, as reported, the
equality of the races, Ac, thus going
a bow-shot beyond Republicanism.
And to the knowiedge of certain
rfH
prominent citizens of Johnston, he
was advocating tne cause
of the
Republican party a month
or two
ago.
Inasmuch as the Tarboro Ea
quirer-Southerner has questioned
the propriety of the pardon granted
by Governor Caldwell to Austin
Dozier, a colored man convicted at
Spring term of Edgecombe Court
and sentenced to tho jail of that
county for six months for receiving
stolen croods. we will sav that the
pardon was urged by a large num
ber of citizens and recommended by
Judge Moore, on the certificate of
Drs. MacNair and Duggan that
Dozier was suffering from chronic
rheumatism and from ulceration of
the left leg, tho result of necrosis.
These gentlemen further gavo it as
their opinion that ho was unfit for
hard labor and that his sufferinirs
were materially aggravated by
confinement.
CORRESPONDENCE.
It must not be understood that Tne Kka
endorses the sent ImentM of lt correspond
ents iu every Instance. 1U columns arc
open to the friends of the party, and tliclr
communications will be Kiven to the public
as containing the views aiid hcntlment of
the writers.
Cape Fear and Deep River Nav
igation Works.
To the Editor of the Era :
There were some statements here
tofore, in your paper, in reference to
the sale of the State's interest in the
Cape Fear and Deep River Naviga
tion Works, and to the orosncct of
reviving at least a portion of those
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improvements. And it may bo in-
teresting to the public to hear that
the Deep River Manufacturing
Company, which purchased the
State's interest, aro steadily' pro-,
grossing in the repairs and exten
sion oi tne improvements, xney
now have about thirty miles of good
navigation, viz. : from Buckhorn
Furnace, near the Harnett county
line, to Carbonton, in Moore county.
And during the last week the boats
brought from Carbonton, freights,
which required six railroad box
cars, and from Endor, superior new
Chatham iron, requiring seven box
cars, me ireignts are transnippeu
at Lockvillo from the canal to the
railroad, which is right on the canal
bank. This is only a beginning,.
and I predict that the railroad will
soon be heavily taxed by the accu
mulating freights from the river.
It is believed that the navigation
will be extended about fifteen miles
""""i Ht1"11" year; an i
I will add that the discoveries and
and
developments in iron ores along the
cape Fear and Deep Rivers are luiiy
1 A - XI T 1 '
responuing 10 tne opinions uuu pru
dictions of Dr. Emmons.
RE3IrX.
ine , 187 1.
. Ilcadcn.
Da-
been p.
athy is th
erally be
friends are
their lavo
sequentlyl
and althr
hand to"
nent, ye
T toll
cient enth.
mocracv
not, as he wt
"inf Tr
't wof V.
W A A A
vote in Orangtf
As to the disL
came off moreX
Capt. Davis had proI
witli an artillery that mig
been of some avail against a Re v..
nue officer; but being funiishetrv
with nothing else, of course he could ?.v
not hit his opponent at all, who
charged upon Mr. Davis, captured i
his Revenue artillery, spiked his
guns, and then with a brigade of I
facts, directed by invincible logic, .;
overthrew the gallant Captain, and
left him lying on the field, wishing
Josiah had his place, and wiping :
his eyes with his revenue tactics i
and the ! Greeley-Sumner Civil
Rights Bill. : i
Our. people are greatly pleased 4
with our able candidate, and well -they
may be. We will work for :
him with a will. ; :
We are all alive and at work, and
hope to give a good account of our-
selves on the 6th of August next.
Yours, XY,Z. x
Hillsboro, Juno 21, 1874, . v
    

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