North Carolina Newspapers

    XV. 31. imoWX, Manager.
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ing, ono square South of the Court
I'oaso, Fayetteville Street.
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WEEKLY ERA-
"THURSDAY, AUGUST G, 1S74.
The Wake Legislative Ticket.
The Republicans of Wake, while
they differ as to county officers, an
a unit for the h-gislativc ticket.
Jamks II. Harris, the colored
orator of the .South, is our candidate
for the Senate, and though he is 1k
irt with enemies on all sides, is
making a manly tight for Republi
ntn principles. He has heretofore
met and vanquished such opponents
as Judge Fmvle, Gen. Cox and oth
ers, and he is having comparatively
an easy time with Mr. Busbco.
, lld, fearless and true, he docs not
hesitate to declare for the right,
K)jular or unpopular. He has been
i r M Vral years one of tlie most
vigilant and useful in cm Iters of the
(.Viwrai Aw'inbly, and will Ikj re
turned in the Senate by a handsome
majority.
T. M. Aiu;o, a talented young
l iwver. is our leader on. the ticket
i.ir the IIdih'. He is a graduate of
i.ur lniver-iiy, a gentleman of ex
tensive information a good debater,
:.nd has hadcoiisiderableexperience
having served two
iinis us a member of the House
from the county of Orange. He is
thoroughly (Mtcd on all questions
of State Milicy, and will reflect
jtmHI on the Republican party in
th IM-Xt HoUftO.
Stk.waktKm.isox has heretofore
-vr-l mot atxvptably in the
IIo(i and will le returnctl by an
inm-a-ted vote. He is an activeand
.hiuioiis moodier during theses-
in
-ion, always pns-ent and prepared
to vote, and though ver true to his
podr'n-al eon vlrt ions, was the most
popular eolon-d hioiiiIkt of the last
Gt-ncral A nobly. Ono thing can
U'saidi.J him that is true of but
U'v other H!iiii-ians the day after
adjournment he quietly returned to
trade : a mrpentcr and stuck to
mi i ..... . t .. i ii
ii-
ii-ne.-s tin ne as:ig:nn nuiiu
mi tu eider
this
ca
ivass. He may
hot le :is gMwl
:l
.4 iaker as some,
I. tit every one
to tint I him.
L-imd'mxnetlv where
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.1 a niks II. Junks, an active and
z-aluu worker fori the party, was
nominated, hut h.is deelincd the
honor of a -eat in the House, pre
f -rri some othe Hsition where
ln thinks lie ran b' more useful.
Iiir Kinc:, a ilain farmer,
uho h: lien time and again put
luiu.ml iy t!ie Hepuhlictii s of his
toui.-iiit as a r.uuiuiate ior tne
lloi- i-. on' oft t lie "old issue
a true Mm- I'moii man and wool-
lil lt-iu!:i-.wi. This will be his
lir-t x ion in
lite
General Assem-
My, and In
will
represent one of
the most imiortaat
constituencies
in the ermnfy.
W i i.i.ik 1. Junks has announced
himself a candidate, vice James H.
Jones, d-cliiied, and w ill make a
vigorous eanv;is. He lias long
Im-vii in public life, has served in
I .nth houses of the General Assem
bly, and has never failed to give
s.itUf.ietion to those who elected
him. He is a capital canvasser, and
know s exactly when and how to
gie telling blows for the cause,
llei-ono of the largest and roost
-uci-sfiil farmers in AVake, and
though he has just aunounced him
- If, he will Im elected by a routing
majority, lM-ing one of tho most
Hpular men in the county.
lb-publicans of Wake: You have
i-ikm! 1'gislativo ticket. If you
r- not already at work, roll up
our sleeves and see to it that every
nun on it is triumphantly elected.
The Republican party cannot
ntrord to endorse men who stand
'- fore the country as professional
o!liee-efkers and corrupt caucus
n.wiipulalorn. The people have
emphatically resolved no. to sup
port that class of men, and if the
K.-publiean party expect success,
'l. y must heed the warning voice
f the eople. Toledo Blade.
The above is from a leading Re
publican paper in Ohio. The Era
has all aloug been chatting in the
- one strain, and yet there are men
. ill ing themselves Republicans, to
whom our talk seems strange. That
the sheriff of Wake is a " corrupt
"-inciH manipulator," the jeople
p-ncrally, and especially the Ro
huhlirans of Barton's Creek and
Middle Creek townships, know
townships.
tliat he
is a bribe-offerer, he con-
f'SW'S.
r
44 The people having em-
phatically resolved not to support
l,at class of men," and desiring
"success," we ' heed the warning
voice of the people" and .support a
'"'Iter "class."
Gov. Vance after giving Waddell
alifl, proposes to go to Greenville
anI givu a push for Yeates. It
look rather bad for Yeates and
liansoin to be sending off for. big
""-.ikers. It looks very much like
U'UCohb. u. too, mucji ior the Do-
tll(Harav a II. 1 Ii r I ?
Ml
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VOL. IV.
Election Law.
The Conservative-Democratic pa
pers of the State have been parad
ing for some weeks the State law
which provides that each voter may
bo required to bring with him to
the polls a witness to prove that he
is the man whoso name is on the
registration looks. As the Demo-.
ends are making large calculations"
on cheating numbers of Republi
cans out of their votes in this way
at our approaching election, prob-
ably it is well enough to warn them
of the risk they run if they violate
the United Stales lata, which pro-
tects citizens in their right to vote
at any election.
me taw oi congress, passed May
31, 1870, is in these Words:
Sec 4. And be it further enacted,
That If any person, by force, bri-
bery, threats, intimidation, or other
unlawfulmcns shall hinder delay.
nwvpnt tr rdtrurf rr shall rrm
nine ami confederate with others to
hinder, delay, prevent or obstruct,
any citizen from doing any act re-
quirnltobodoneto qualify him to
vote, or from voting at any election
as aforesaid, such nerson shall for
v 1
as aforesaid, sucli
nerson shall for
every such offence
forfeit and pay
the sum of five hundred dollars to
the person aggrieved thereby, to be
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??v5 u a" " .V.1" ?
wun iuu co3is, ana sucn aiiowunce
for counsel fees as the CX)urt shall
deem just, and shall also for every
such offence be guilty of a misde-
meanor, and shall, on conviction
thereof, be finel not les than five
1 1 n 1 MiI rtillnru nr 1a imnnennod
UUIUiltu ViI lUl ' -rvy iiijiiiuum
iiAf Ioj Ihfln on month and not
more than one year, or ootn at tne
discretion of the Court.
Svaj. 5. Ahd be it further enacted
That if any person shall prevent,
hinder, control or intimidate, or
shall attempt to , prevent, hinder,
control or intimidate any person
from exercising or in exercising the
"F":lr
hi. riioflfWnth amendment to the
Constitution of the United States,
by means of bribery, threats, or
K
onif kifiviiiiiii fir iNi'iiiiiiLitni. tn ui 1
or oi
ejecting such person from rented
houses, lands or otner property, or
by threats of refusing to renew
leases , or contracts for 'Jr by
threatsof violence to himself or fam-
ily, such person so offending shall
In deemed guilty of misdemean-
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or, and shall on convicuon inereoi,
be lined not less man live huuuicu
dollars, or be imprisoned not less
than one mouth and not more than
one year, or both, at the discretion
of the Court.
If any hot-headed Democrat
shall violate the above law, and in
timidate any Republican from vot-
ing, or prevent him from voting as
he desires, let the United States
Commissioner be notified, and let
such jerson be prosecuted in the
United States Court.
The Sheriff's newspaper says the
Era did notdiscover, until the 80th
ult
that Gen. Jones was a candi
date for the Legislature. Right,
neighbor. The General (for whom
we shall cheerfully vote) had under
consideration for several weeks the
matter of accepting the nomination
tendered to him by the Committee
presided over by Mr. Lee, and on
several occasions led his friends to
believe that he would not accept it.
Indeed, Gen. Gorman wasconsulted
M-ith n view to flllimr the vacancy
on the Court-house ticket caused by
tho declination of Mr. James H.
Jones. We will not do Gen. J. the
injustice to insinualo that a little of
Byron would le applicable in his
case
44 She sworo she never would consent,
And then consented."
We know that he announced him-
self a candidate recently ; and about
the same time, we learn, mat ;ur.
J. II. Jones had declined all nomi
nations, and we therefore dropped
his name from the Metropolitan
Hall ticket, which wo support.
Gen. J. not having been nominated
by the convention which placed
that ticket before the people, his a bribe.
name can not be run up to our mast- The following is taken from sec
head. He is a true Republican and tion 132, chapter 32, of Battle's Re-
n siieh is receiving our support in
f hoP columns as he will receive it
at the polls. The party is a unit on
the legislative ticket. We are sup
porting PL'RN'EIiT,, HEADKN', Lo-
cak Harris, Capt. White, and
Mr. Adams, tried men, respecting
whom there is nodivision. If Gen.
Jones " is not in sympatny wun
the Era," after this exhibit, It is to
be regretted ; and if this paper loses
ut rcfeicnw , f r
his " sympathy " because It will not
support an objectionable officer who
withholds school monev and offers
bribes,
the Era will look for sym-
pathizers among those
xrUr ivrmlri
have intelligent communities and
. i . t.. Ii, m nmin nllinvirliin.
nlace a premium upon public virtue.
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Freemen of WaKe I a reanui re-
sDonsibility rests upon you. If you
desire your children to nave
tne
benefits of the funds collected for
their education, vote for R. W.
Wynne for Sheriff. If you desire
your children to grow up in ignor
ance and wish to allow the money
intended for them to lx squandered,
then vote for Leo.
RALEIGH, N. C, THURSDAY,
T, F. Loc and the democratic
jrariy.
Wo charge, and can prove,that
F. Lee is running In the interest
the Democratic party. We can
prove it both by positive and nega
tive evidence.
1. Leo says himself, that, under
certain contingencies, " he will bust
the Republican party in Wake
county in a hundred pieces.,,
2. He acknowledges himself to be
a ueiauiier iniargesums doiii to me
state and county ; and says " it will
detrimental to the interest of the
Republican party for him to be a
cancijaaie iot snenn unuer mose
circumstances. If detrimental to
..v..
aim every sane man kiiuv, h ia
so of course it must be to the inle-
rest of the Democratic party,
3. if t. F. Lee is not in the inte-
rest of the Democrats, why are so
I ......... f i. .. i:i.!.o
p"y ouppurnus iwuj.
How else account for the almost
total silence of the Democratic press
Gf this city in regard to his indebt-
,
edness?
4. Why was George II. Snow,
Esq.. of this city, snowed under by
tho Demnnrnrs of Wake eountv. at
I " T
their last nominating convention?
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Ae answer is piam. ouupiy m-
cause, forsooth, he had the candor
and manliness, twelve months ago,
. . T .
to denounce Lee all over the county
8.botlt th is verv same matter, when
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I hia inr?phf1noq tn f hp nnnntv nml
State was not one-half what it now
is. Of course it would not do to put
Snow in the field this time; he
might spoil the whole thing com-
nletely.
This is the last issue of the Era
that can reach many portions of the
State before our people will be
again called upon to exercise the
privilege of voting for men who are
tohold prominent offices and till
the duties of Legislators during tne
next two years, it is prooaDie mat
the minds of the great majority of
voters ,iave already been made up
as to the men of their choice, but to
sucn as nave not, we would urgea
careful and unprejudiced review of
. . .
the situation.
The Republican party has, for the
last fourteen years, exercised com
plete control over the nation ; and
since 18G8 been mainly in the ascen
dency in North Carolina. It is too
much to sav that no mistakes have
heen committed, but it is asserting
ony the truth to insist, that they
havebeen few and insignificant com-
pared to what our people would
have been called upon to suffer un
der continued Democratic rule.
Every good citizen looks back with
horror to the outrages inflicted up
on an inoffensive people during the
Ku Klux reign in this State, and
friends of humanity everywhere
applaud a Republican administra-
tion for the energy displayed in fer-
reting out and putting them down,
The principles of the Democratic
party are too closely interwoven
with and instigated by revenge
for disappointed hopes of a disrup-
tion of our glorious Union to allow
them at this Juncture to achieve
ascendency in North Carolina. We
know that with a full turn out in
North Carolina and a fair ballot,
the Republican party is in a large
majority. Let the people every-
where go to the polls. A defeat
from mere lethargy may bring upon
us evils which we may have great
cause to regret. Let the election
in 1874 be but the preparatory sue-
epgsfui skirmish for the great battle
in 187G. As goes North Carolina
now, so may the Union go then.
The Republican party is pledged
to Jaw ana order. fcnerin Jee nas
publicly announced
that he offered
visal
Any person offering a bribe,
whether it be accepted or not, shall
bo guilty of a felony, and, on con
viction, shall be punished by im-
prisonment for a term not less than
one year nor more than five years."
The following from section 138,
chapter 32, of Battle's Revisal, may
oe of interest 10 our peopie:
" If any Clerk, Sheriff, Register
of Deeds, County Treasurer or other
county or State officer shall engage
n tnpurchasinff of any county or
state claim at a Icas price than its
full and true value, or any rate of
discount tnereon, or do inieresteu
al,y rulliuluu 1,1 BU Planus,
01 an(1 suhject to indictment in the
QitnnrSnr IVnrf. rf thf Viintv in
lit? Bllllll ik; (;uuijr vi n iiiioucuiuiii-
Superior Court of the county in
wnicn nie uueucu is ixmuuiiix,
nrl fin ennviclion thereof, shall be
1 m A. 1 V I, I . . 1
liable to removal from office at the
discretion of the court."
Sheriff ,Lee boasts of how he
fought in tho Union army. The
report of the Adjutant General of
Massachusetts shows that he was
cashiered and dismissed from the
service. He came to Raleigh as a
sutler's clerk a mere ramp-follower.
TIM f
I Capt. Davis ami Internal Rev-
enuc
T. The Democratic candidate for
of Congress in this District, in his ef-
forts to convince his hearers that
the United States Internal Revenue
is oppressive, leads them to believe
that the Southern States pay all.
Let us see. We give below the to
tal amount of collections made on
account of internal revenue foryear
ending June 80, 1873 :
Alabama,
ArJfcona,
Arkansas, -
California,
Colorado,
Connecticut,
Dakota,
1.38,134 90
13,441 73
79,239 22
2,338,539 11
75,648 81
871,871 75
7,5G6 53
429,236 93
Delaware,
District of Columbia,
130,052 09
157,901 50
Florida,
Georgia,
Idaho,
Illinois,
Indiana,
459
ilfo
'208 7
19
10,470
5,008,909 51
1,009,971 40
1G0.699 52
5,442,500 34
1,322,854 20
212,893 53
2,048,773 58
3,009,950 00
2,204,124 43
228,931 4G
120,943 27
4,240,089 87
24,018 11
242,962 33
60,257 11
324,089 00
2,558,735 01
22,950 25
19,129,248 12
1,402,558 96
14,791,000 70
71,231 0G
7,734,858 40
322,701 93
154,580 00
012,485 45
270,981 81
40,78G 23
G7,475 89
7,331,833 98
Iowa,
nausts,
Kentucky,
Louisiana,
1
ii y , '
Massachusetts,
it
Michigan,
Minnesota,
Mississippi,
I 111 ISSMIiri.
M issoun,
AfnntVna
wimm,
evaVl ,.
nSwjSw
jwsey,
.New Mexico,
-New York,
I T f 1
INOrl'1 UarOlina,
Ohio,
Oregon,
Pennsylvania,
Ithode Island,
South Carolina,
Tennessee,
Texas,
Utah,
Vermont,
Virginia,
Washington,
15,579 47
447,005 16
1,8G7,156 91
10,652 94
West Virginia,
Wisconsin,
Wyoming,
Total, $10o,G3G,8G9 74
The above table shows the net
total of collections for all the States
and Territories during the year
above named.
Virginia, Kentucky, Missouri,
Maryland,
i . .
Louisiana and North
V 1
Carolina, the six largest tax paying
of the late slave States, pay about
twenty-two million dollars; while
XVw York Illinois Tndian t Penn-
New York, Illinois, Indiana, l enn-
sylvania and Massachusetts, the six
largest tax
froe States,
paying of the former
pay about sixty-seven
millions of dollars, or more than
three to one. New York, Illinois or
Ohio, either one alone and singly,
pays more tax by millions than the
entire ten States comprising the
late Confederacy taken together pay.
Democratic Bosh.
The Democrats are using the iden
tical arguments against the Repub
licans which they used in 1808
when the question of the adoption
of our present State Constitution
was before the people.
The Democrats then charged that
the proposed Constitution meant
social equality of the races, and that
mixed schools would be the result
of Republican success.
They further charged that the
whites and blacks would be forced
to muster in the same companies,
and if the blacks were in a majority
in the District that the whites
would be forced to muster under
colored officers.
The Republicans were successful'
in that campaign, the Constitution
was adopted, and not a mixed school
or militia company has been estab-
lished under it. On the contrary,
separate schools and companies
have been provided by the Repub
licans, and that too at a time when
they had sufficient majority to do
whatever they chose.
If the Republicans had been in
favor of the social equality of the
races, does it not stand to reason
that they would have provided for
it then?
The Republicans have ever fa
vored equality before the law for
all citizens, and they have always
opposed every measure looking to
mixing the races in schools, or in
any of the social relations of life.
Col. Thos. Ii. Long.
The late arrest in this city in re
gard to tampering with the United
States mail should teach those who
have any desire to do so, that they
might as well think of anything
else as escaping the Vigilant, watch
ful eye of that efficient agent, Col.
Thos. B. Long. With the exception
m t..,
of now and then demoiishing some
leading Democrat on the stump a
thing in which he takes much
pleasure we know that he devotes
his whole time in looking after the
interest of his department in the
government. You hear of him to-
day in Georgia, next day in Florida,
and in a short time he has pounced
upon some violater of the law in
niorm Carolina. u nin to me wise
is sufficient ; look out.
AUGUST 6, 1874.
Republicans throughout the State
are amazed at the state of things
in Wake county. The election of
Tira Lee will be thrown up to us
by our enemies as a verification of
their prediction, as to the corrup
tion of the Republican party. Shall
we give the Democracy a chance
of thus injuring us ? We owe it to
the administration of Gen. Grant
and to the true men of the party to
strike down corruption. Hie Re-
publicans of Wake are true and
tried. There is only one man who
is the cause of all their troubles.
Vote for the great principles of our
party. Let not one man cause you
to do an act calculated to bring dis
grace upon us and our children. Re
member the Republican party is a
Party of. aw,oraer,1oesty,Tamy
n(1 Justice. ote accordingly.
Col. Marcus Erwin has issued an
andress to the Republicans of the.
Eighth Congressional District dis
couraging the policy of supporting
Plato Durham. Col. E. is of opin
ion that the endorsement of inde
pendent Democratic eandidates by
Republicans will have a pernicious
influence upon the integrity of the
party in the future. He defends
Gen. Vance against the charge that
he was a Ku Klux, and says that
he "has been a faithful, diligent,
impartia. and just representativeof.
the whole people of his District,
without regard to party."
A friend writing from Alamance
says
You may be sure that we are all
ngiit in mis county. Alamance gust wnai mey win ao. Mr. ti. will n(r horror over the soul that thick
wil,!leSJ ill independent ticket, get a vote in Orange i that he never en? the blood in tho veins, making
and if Guilford does her duty we wdl forget, and if a 1 the counties the whole head sick and .tne whole
win twu of iiaiui v e ixiv
penecuy organized, neany every
man has registered.
Col. Henderson will get a good
vote. Col. Ruffin will carry the
county of Alamance by a large ma-
jority I hear of various changes
among the conservatives in many
parts of the county. If the Republi
cans are as active in other sections
we will have a large majority in
the State."
Keep it before the people,
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that R. w. Wynne is me only lie-
P"" caimiuatw oueiui oi
Wake. Tim Lee was nominated
on condition that he would settle
.. . nf hit! ,iPf., winn
up the amount of his defalcations
w me county anu otatu uy liio lui
of July. He lias failed to comply
with the conditions. He is therefore
rhP eandiditP of no mrtv Tie W
the candidate of no partly, lie is
running on his own hook, and is
therefore en titled to no consideration
whatever. The choice is between
Wynne, Republican, and Dunn,
Democrat.
A mere youth in this city appro
priated to his use the small sum of
twenty dollars. He is arrested and
the prison looms up before him.
Tim Lee appropriates sixty-six thou
sand dollars to himself, and he is
not only not arrested, but is allowed
to solicit votes to continue him in
office.
"Through tattered rags small vices dp
appear.
Robes and furred gowns hide all,
Plate Hin with gold and thentroiig lance
of justice hurt less breaks;
Arm it in rags, and a pigmy's straw,
doth pierce it."
Col. Waddell, of the Third Dis
trict, was so sorely pressed by
Neill McKay that he raised the
sign of distress, and Zeb. Vance has
gone to his relief. Whenever you
see Democratic candidates sending"
off for big speakers, you may set it
down that somebody is scared.
That is what is the matter with the
Democrats in the Third District,
and that accounts for Gov. Vance's
visit to Sampson.
The injunction restraining the
Sheriff of Orange from levying on
Lee's property has been dissolved.
The Sheriff of Orange can now pro
ceed to sell, provided he can find
anything, but before selling, he
must give thirty days' notice. Time j
is what Lee wanted.
Remember that Lee is the candi
date of no party. He was nomi
nated conditionally. He failed to
comply with the conditions. He is
therefore entitled to the support of
no member of the Republican party,
The Republicans
throughout the
Rolesville section of Wake county
are almost a unit against Tim Lee.
Tho oontteU between Wynneand
Dunn.
County Commissioners who allow
a Sheriff to qualify before he has
qualify
settled the taxas collected by him
in f"11 are liable to indictment.
Tim Lee's paper says it is a dirty
trick for the Sheriff to be required
to show receipts before qualifying.
iiot rtru.h- TTnn.ir,m rv.nt.tv i
thronged with visitors.
i'J
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NO. 7.
CORRESPONDENCE;
It must nt he understood that The Era
endorses the sentiments of n correspond
ents in every instance. Its columns are
op-n to the friends of Jhe party, and their
communication will lie given to the public
as containing the views and tx-utlmt-nts of
the 'writers.
! Orangro County. ;
To the Editor of the Bra :
Be sb good as to give these few
lines si place in your paper. Or-
I ange county is in a political blaze
from one side totho other, and there
is a great revival in the Republican
party. All the. candidates were in
Hillsboro to-day, excent Parish and
At water. Mr. At water was neces
sarily absent on account of the death
of his son. It is reported herb to
day that Atvvater will resign his
nomination and the Hon. Josiah
Turner will take his place. Capt.
Davis and Mr. Headen made their
tJ
What a pity that such talent and
intellect should be wasted; and
thrown away I O he is so bitter
against the administration iind the
Republican party. He is so violent
and bitter that he charged Mr. H.
with secession and with signing the:
orai nance 01 secession ; but the
Captain was wrong, for one of the
greatest men in the United States
did the same thing. I allude to
Gov. W. A. Graham, of this town;
yes, and Capt. John Berry, boUras
Sff '"l ","1
chanre bv the time Mr. II. was done
.with him. Mr. Headen made one
of the best speeches of his life. I
lU
oh ani'( nf voting fnr surh a man
man that can do something for his
people; a man whose influence will
be felt. I tell you the people are
getting tired of this bitter wrang
ling and strile; they
want peace.
and you will see on the Gth of Au-
i i t.ui xiou4Lu win give xi. nit;
voie mat oia urange win, his eiec-
tion is certain. H. B. Guthrie, the
old war horse, is in the field with
new life and vigor, a candidate
for the House of Representatives.
He takes his own way about things,
and l find that Ins way of settling
puunt Usui ia laivnjg jiku: W1IU
fire, without regard to party. His
plan is, repudiate the last dollar,
new and old. Ike R. Strayhorn is
among the best orators in the State.
He is the candidate with Guthrie
I vv ivuuob) f JfXJIAUg UJaU, ilgUUU
awyer and a profouml reasoner.
tor uio rioube, a young man, a good
r ii t r . .
iveryDouy iikcs hirrj, both sides,
""Hhstandlng Orange is
Democratic by 700 majority,: it is
generally believed that Strayhorn
wiu be elected. I need say nothing
m praise of this Republican comet,
Strayhorn; he will show for
himself. I must pass over; sev-
eral of the other candidates to get
to the Senatorg We now Qr
Brown and Bumpass, and Williara-
son and Parish. Mai. W. was here
irom Caswell; was bitter on the
Republican party, and brags that
there are not more than ten white
Republicans in Caswell. Brown
says there are not ten colored Dem
ocrats in Orange. Brown and Wil
liamson had it pretty tight, I tell
you. 15. scarcely left a grease spot
of the Major. It was a glorious day
for Brown. Parish was not there.
It seemed that Parish never eould
rallyjagain. B. brought some grave
cnarges against p.; charged him
with getting the appointment to
take the last census by saying that
he wa3 a Republican, or would act
with! them; charged him with be
ing bought, getting the money and
men running away. Mr. l is a
nZrrniD,,ffl 7 xxu
inntSL
S2ffii?rlt?i?dldate?'helftl,i'
ed earnestly for the regular nomi
nee of the party. I wonder , when
he became so, Four , years ago . R.
M. Jones, a strong1 old , line seces
sion Democrat, like. Parish , himself(
ran as an Independent candidate fox
the Legislature, and P. voted IXot
him in preference to MaJ. Graham;
the regular nominee of the conven
tion. I know what I. say. Howjs!
that for high ? Don't it. look jikq
he will vote for Col. Ruffin foe
Judge? I think so. .-,)",,
M OLD ORANG&M
Headen and Confiscation, i
To the Editor of, the Era : l
In the News of the 24th Inst.-'is s(
letter with the above caption, writ
ten by young London; the Insurance
man. The letter opens in this wise:
44 The good Union people of this
Congressional District are called
Upon-by the Republican party to
vote for a man who not only signed
the ordinance of secession,5 but who
actually made an effort, during the
war, to confiscate the property of
thosefUnion men whosought refuge
in the Federal lines from the op
pressions of the Confederate Gov
ernment." '
This sentence does not contain
one teord of truth. It Henry was
honest m mis statement, he was en-
tirely ignorant of the facts, and be
ing quite a prominent lawyer, and a
. ,n .lS,ti r,' ut s '
J3 H UC I'UICU 1UI 1113 JgUUIUtJCU.
mi ' n . m .
ine connscaiion resolution was
introduced, as he alleges, by Hon.
." of Govern-
x? rm un r.tc .
Th0 Confederate Congress had al-
ready passed confiscation laws,
Vinict. 'a" no rigm, xmacx me
lyonsuiunon, io pass ir secession
was riqfd. the States individually
had , the right to pats confiscation
- me
laws as they might see proper, If
indeed the right existed anywhere,
Headen took the ground that the
Confederate Congress, nor tho
States themselves, had the right to
confiscate property, for the reason,
that U was in express violation of the
Gnnsttfutlon of the Confederate States,
Henrrran find this restriction by
WEEKLY ERA.
. i i .
HATjES OF ADVKHTISINO:
One square, ono time, - - $10O
"j two times, - - l co
three times, - - 2 00
Con
ract advertisements taken at
proportionately low rates.
Joh Work executed at short no
tice ami in a style unsurpassed by any
similar establishment in the State Spe
cial attention paid to the printing of
Blanks every description.
T
referring to section 10. article 1, of
rhepld Constitution of the United
States, .which was copied Into the -Constitution
adopted by the Con
federate; States. This " article ex
pressly forbids the enacting of any
I .. . . ji. J
iav irtfjuu-uiy itr. uoiMjaiiuiny con
tract." Headen introduced the resolution
only as 6ne of inquiry, so as to bring
the matter before tho Convention,
and to have the question properly
settled. He made an able speech
against the confiscation laws of the
Confederate Congress, and took the
further ground that North Carolina
had no right wuler'tte Constitution
to confiscate one dollar's icorth of
property. He was overruled then
by men who are now his enemies.
These are stubborn facts, and "the
good Union people of this Congres
sional District" will not fail to vote
for Headen, because he was about
the only man in the Convention of
18G1 who had the nerve and the
boldness to denounce the Confeder
ate Congress for its acts of illegality,
and to do battle for the rights of
"tho good Union people of this
Congressional District," as Henry
is pleased to so lovinqly call them. ,
CHATHAM.
Ingratitude.
To the Editor of the Era, :
There is a man in this section
irtirt u'lva I10 !a imdnr mnrn rittlSiri.
tions to Col. Ituffln than any man
'X'"?: ana . "??!
vises mo peopio to voieagainsi mm.
Oh ingratitude, ingratitude! of all
the dark spots on depraved human
A .11 . ? . - A .
nature; of all the vile acts of man
towards man, none throw such a
freezing chill over the purple cur
rent on the aching heart, like base
and damning ingratitude. Indif
ference continued, coldness perse
vered in, favors forgotten, friend
shipunrequited by one who has
been the willing recipient of our
esteem and bounty, bringapalsy-
i heart faint.
Pour upon a man of fine feelings,
a noble, generous soul, tho com
bined diseases flesh is heir to; let
death snatch his loved ones from
him ; strip him of all his earthly
woods let him bo assailed bv keen
adversity and pinching want ; let
prison grates confine his body to the
lonely cell ; let tho poisoned arrows
of malice and revenge bo hurled
and pierce him with many wounds;
these, all these, aro a panacea to his
. x . . .
bleeding heart, compared with tho
deathly pangs inflicted by base In-
gratitude.
' Avaunt! thou thin infernal !
Extract of baseness ! essonce of black
ness I ;;
Krgotolmeannoss! Conccntratod wison!
Spawn of the adder! fuel of liell !
Tliy breath is pestilence! thy touch Is
palsy ! "
Datnniu; ingratitude !"
Yours,
CONSLSTKNCV.
Mr. Headen in Chatham.
To the Elitor of the Era :
It was my fortune to-day to again
hear our next member to Congress,
James 11. Headen, address his fellow-citizens
of Chatham, at John
son's store. It was a masterly ef
fort one of tho best speeches of his
life. He dealt tho radical Democ
racy some severe blows which could
not be answered by Mr. Manning,
who attempted to reply to hi nr.
He told them how in 1872 they en
dorsed Horace Greeley, the man
who endorsed Butler's notorious
New Orleans order in regard to the
ladies of that city during the late
war. When he told them of their
course in voting for mlxed-school-civil-rights-candidate,
Horace Gree
ley, for President, they squirmed
and twisted, but to no purisc, ror
they can't crawfish out now, too
late ; they have made their mark.
heir course on the civil rights
uestion with Greeley is of record.
Jvery man to his iost now. A few
ore charges and tho day Hours.
tham is wide awake, and will
o her whole duty in electing her
Worthy son.
si'htTA'nm.
July 30, 1874.
Caswell County.
To tlie Editor of the Era :
. Jas. II. Fleet, of color, is laboring
?uito , successfully for Col,.W.,F
lendcrson, in Caswell County, and
from what we can learn' from him
his labors will be crowned ' With
Success. He is a young man of keen ?
perception, watching the enemy on
every side. He says his reason for
working for Col. H. Is because t(r ,
Col. H., is thelaborlngman'sfrlenTl
one who has ever kept an eyeslnr
to the agricultural interest of our
noble old State, , in short, ,a gentle- 4
man, a scholar and a lawyer. Cas -well
will give him a majority of at
least 200 on the sixth day of August
next. A.
: Yanceyville, July 27, 1874.
A Card from Judge Tourgee.
To whom it may concern :
Certain parties having under
taken to declare my preferemu
without my knowledge or oni.-ut,
I hereby announce that I hall tri
my vote and influence to secure tho
flection oi lion. I nomas lCumu to
y"-"
whatever source. Is false.
, . A'.w AUV1JfJJlP
Judge Superior Court, 7th Dist.
Greensboro, July 24, 1874.
How often have the politicians
tried the humbug of a white man's
party? How often have theyliot
courted the colored vote by offering
to go as far as the Republicans had
done? They even nominated
Horace Greeley for President, a man
who announced himself as In favor
of mi xed schools. Nowy these poll-
ticians want a white man's party. '
Wit. Pout.
i
r
J.
    

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