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! TRI-W?EKLY AND WEEKLY BY
The Era Publishing Company.
ItttteM of Hulcriitioii s
-Tri-Wkkkly-Ond year, in advance,
it montns, in advance,
3 months, in advance,
1 mfenth. in adranoe.
Weekly One year, in advance.
Six months, In advance,
The Amendment Bill Passed. -
The Constitutional Amendment Bill,
reported by the Joint Committee on
Constitutional reform, passed Its final
reading in the House on Wednesday by
the Constitutional majority. On its se
cond reading several Republicans vo
ted for it, so as to give the Democrats a
chance to modify it on its third read
ing and make it acceptable to all par
ties. They could have defeated it with-
out difficulty on its second reading, but
they chose to act with magnanimity
and liberality. They liave not been
met in the same spirit. The Dem
ocrats would concede nothing.
They had determined from the begin
ning to make no concessions. They are
jeekinga party advantage, and not a
reform of the organic law, unless they
can thereby obtain a party advantage.
This is patent to the most casual ob
ser ver 1 1 is th e gen ui ne splri t of dem
ocracy. Smarting under recent defeats,
they have resolved upon taking ad
vantage of what should never be made
a party question to regain their lost
ascendency In the State. Such tactics
ought not to succeed, and will not suc
ceed. The people cannot fail to under
stand them. They will impose upon
nobody. They have Just been resur
rected from Democratic morgue. The
smell of thecharnel house is upon them.
und the honest people of the country
will be disgusted with them. They
will turn from their authors. to the
only party that showed a disposi
tion to rise above partizan considera
tions in amending the organic law, as
the one worthy of their confidence and
support. . And the Democratic leaders
will probably find themselves,-in the
end, in a position very differCTit from
that in which they suppose they have
placed themselves. It is not for them
to dictate to their opponents what
course they shall now take in the prem
The Coming Campaign.
The political campaign of 1872 is near
at hand. In a short time the tocsin
will be sounded from one end of the
Union to the other. And in -the ap
proaching conflict, more important, per
haps, than any through which this
country has ever been called upon to
Kiss, isonu uaronna ieuu ou. iitr
State election take place early in Au
gust, at least a month before those in
any other State. It is all important,
therefore, that no mistakes should be
made by the Republicans of this State
in thn selection of candidates. Their
principles are right, and with the pro
per standard bearers they can carry the
State by a very decided majority. And
they have many upright and able men
from whom to select candidates for
.their State and Congressional tickets.
Ixt them select only from such men
and success is certain.
Already the people are beginning
to discuss the question of who shall be
selected as candidates for the several
State and Executive offices, both
through the press, and In public meet-
Two communications on the subject,
hnt rmvfi rjnired
lliuuumuii w " "
heretofore, appear in
- oo1iimn in.
day, as well as the proceedings of a pub
lic meeting in Randolph. Let the dis
cussion go on, and the people, the
honest, unassuming and unaspiring
people of the country be heard. They
are removed from the influences that
bias the minds of politicians, cliques
and factions, and maybe relied upon
to select men who are upright, honest,
just and true. Let them select dele
gates to represent them in the nomina
ting Conventions that will represent
them fairly and honestly, and all will
go well. Honest men will be selected
for office; the Republicans will tri
umph ; the government will be faith
fully administered, and old fashioned
honesty will characterize every branch
of the public service.
;To be RcmoTcd. .
The President, it seems, is determin
ed to remove all the officials implicated
in, or in any manner connected with,
the frauds and Irregularities of the New
York Custom House. The country will
be glad to learn this. As the origina
tor of the civil service reform move
ment, as much was expected from him.
The Washington correspondent of The
Herald, under date of the 14th, repre
sents the President as saying to a mem
ber of Congress :
44 M v mind is clear upon one point. Ev
ery otiicer under the administration vrho
has been in anv war connected with the Ir
regularities in S'ew"York will be dismissed
at once. It makes no difference if every
man now holding office In New York should
be dismissed. I shall not wait for any re
port or resolution of the Senate, nor even
lor the absolute proof of overt acta. I know
how hard it is to prove overt acta. The fact
that officers have so demeaned themselves
as to be open to suspicion, or to bring scan
dal on the service, or to dissatisfy the large
mercantile class, is enough, to justify a
change. These Senators are no more anx
ious than I am to purify this service, and I
shall be glad to do my share in the work."
This, if true, and there is no reason
to doubt it, is plain talk, and means
business. It shows beyond question
that he means to do it faithfully and
well. If he succeeds fully In purifying
the civil service he will add much to
his present popularity and leave be
hind him an enduring fame.
oo : r : :
oo Vol. 1.
To the Colored People of North
From the public prints and other
sources, I learn that efforts are being
I made, by agents of persons living in
other States, to induce you to leave the
State of your nativity and take up your
anode as laborers in a land or strangers.
far from your friends and acquaintan
ces, t eeimg an interest in your wel-
rare, x ueeni it iray auty to warn you
against any hasty action on your part
in a matter or such vital interest to you.
Many of your relatives,, friends and ac-
quaintances have heretofore been in
duced to leave their homes under the
impression that by so doing they would
. - a a isis f 1 i
better their condition; their fond hopes
nave not been realized, and mey are
now unniung rrom ine oilier cup 01
disappointments and in penury and
want are longing for their old homes
and fi resides. 1 1 advise you before you
take the same false step, to look well
into the matter. Be not deceived, for
there are manv abroad in the world.
full of guile, who are ready and most
willing, yea, eager, to take advantage
of your unsuspecting natures and use
you for their own pecuniary advance
ment. Before you yield to their seduct
ive solicitations! consult those of your
own race who have once confided- In
them and gone with them into a strange
land and worked tor them and alter
wards returned I to their old homes.
Ask them how they were treated in
health and in sickness? Knquire of
them how they were paid for their la
bor? Ascertain from them how much
more money they brought home than
they took away
r. Find out how much
their employers still owe them and
have refused to -pay? Turn then to
letters you have received from friends,
who left their homes and went to dis
tant lands at the earnest solicitation of
agents who made fair promises to pay
bio traaes. Learn from these letters
how those promises have keen kept.
See how many are begging old friends
to send them just money enough to
get back to the old homestead. When
vou have done this, if you believe it
will be to your advantage to go, then
go, for it is human nature for every one
to do the best he Can for himself, and
for those wno arengntiuny uepenaenc
I feel well satisfied that there
is no better place under the sun than
North Carolina for the honest, indus
trious colored man and woman. Thou
sands of acres of as fertile land as can
be found anywhere are embraced with
in our limits. Every variety of cli
mate and production is our heritage.
Good health abounds here to as great
an extent as in any State of the Union.
The Ku Klux Klans having been sup
pressed, good order and quietude will
soon, if it does not now, reign supreme
in our midst. Labor is as much need
ed here as any where else. Our Legis
lature is now endeavoring to induce
Immigrants to locate among us. Where
can we get better laborers than our own
colored people? No where. Where
can we get as good laborers, laborers
who are ever ready at our beck and
call, dav or night, in sunshine or in
storm to do our
bidding and do it
without a mur
unhesitatingly nowhere. Then let the
white and colored people of JNortn uar
olina strike hands and become good
friends. The white mans land needs
the colored man's labor: the colored
mail's labor needs the white man's land.
Let a truce be made and a bargain
struck each is dependent upon theoth
er, and each will do the other good.if a
proper understanding can be arrived
at, and good faith maintained between
the eontractine parties. Is there any
reason why this shall not be done? None
whatever that 1 am able to see, our on
the contrary everything in North Car-
olina seems to conspire to so interweave
, j. . r 41 "
me interests VI luaratra as w uiwure
success of the one almost entirely depen
dent upon the prosperity of the other.
I close by warning the colored man
against a hasty removal from our State,
and bv advisincr the white man to deal
fairly, liberally and justly with his col
ored hireling. t -
TOD R. CALDWELL. '
JRaleigh, N. C, Jan. 19, 1872.
We heartily concur in the advice giv
en and sentiments expressed by Gov.
Caldwell in the foregoing letter.
Jacob McCotter, Senator 8th District.
C. II. Broeden.
John A. IlymanJ
R. W. King,
N. B. Bellamy,
R. F. Lehman,
R. T. Long,
J. W. Beasley,
G. W. Price, Jr.,
L. J. Moore,
T. L. Hargrove, Representative from
Jonathan Harris,' Guilford.
Jacob T. Brown, Davidson.
J. G. Morgan, Montgomery.
J. R. Darden, Perquimans.
D. C. Guyther, Washington.
John P. Nissen, Forsyth.
Win. F. Loftin, Lenoir.
J. W. Bean, Randolph.'
Geo. B. Willis, Craven.
Edward R. Dudley. Craven.
E. B. Lyon, Granville.
B. S. Hardy, Greene.
Richard Faulkner, Warren.
T. A. Sykes, Pasquotank.
J. R. Page, Chowan. .
Richard Tucker, Craven.
S. M. Collis, Mitchell.
Samuel N. Buxton, Northampton.
J. J. Goodwyn, Halifax.
Augustus Robbins, Bertie.
W. H. Reavis. Granville.
B. H. Jones, Jackson.
Wm. D. Newsome, Hertford.
John Bryant, Halifax.
Wm. Cawthorn, Warren.
W. G. B. Morris, Henderson.
Richard M Johnson. Edgecombe. :
Robert Fletcher, Richmond."
John H. Williamson; Franklin.
Meeting of TiiE-'AiuMXi. See the!
call for a meeting of the Alumni of the
University in 4 another column. It Is
hoped that the meeting will be able to
devise some plan by which that vener
able and renowned institution may be
revived in more than its former glory
Remarks of Mr. Darden,
OP PERQUIMANS, '
On the Convention bdl.vrMen out for
The Carolina Era.
As I was deterred from giving my
views on the third and final reading or
the- momentous bill to amend toe .Con
stitution, on Wednesday, by the call of
the previous questiop, or what is known
as .the gag law. J. aesire to express, in
a few words, the reason why I voted
against the passage of the bill. 1 was
ready, willing, and anxious to vote for
some bill tending to amend in some re
spects the organic law of the land,
though not pledged to any whatever ;
f oimrtat a nv nnntitntinn'. whv. I
but to vote tor an omnibus Dili, max
had rather voted for the Conven-
tion bill (headed , by two-thirds of all
the members) introduced at last session,
than this, for I do not believe if we had
called a Convention, under the bUi re
ferred to, it would have proposed as
many alterations the bill which became
anactofthelieneral Assembly on wed
nesday, did. Some of the provisions
of the Act I endorse and was anxious
to support, but others were so obnox
ioiis and unnecessary that I could not
support it as a whole, and we were not
features, but support all or none. I
had hoped that this all important mat
ter would rise high above party, and
that the General Assembly, as a body,
would center upon some bill that would
meei- wnn .me approoauou vi uu, irre
spective of party, race, color, or previ
ous condition. But we find it quite to
the contrary. I fear it has been passed
soiel v ' for party purposes. This is
wrong, and the masses or tne people 01
North Carolina will not endorso sucn a
course, ami u ii ever geus ueiuio uicuj
they will kill it, and yet they want the
Constitution amended, 1 but not in all
th6 respects referred to in the Act, and
. r;rn ri" T
I f.,..- r.rA .ronton
to Support, and I think I should have
been sustained m, are as loiiows: ist.
The blotting out of the clause relative
to State debt. 2d. Having biennial in
stead of annual sessions of the Legisla
oufrJnjr the census to be taken in 1875.
t . . ; mi i i i r n.. m r ci..
4in. ine aooiisuiug oi me oiuue ui ou-
perintendent of Public "Works. 5th.
The new section fixing salary of mem-
bed of the Legislature, I do not seri
ously obiect to. These I should have
supported, or did vote for in the substi
tute, which failed to pass. But the
omhibus bill, containing thirteen
amendments, is not in accordance with
the wishes of the constituency I have
the honor to represent. So, upon these
rounds. I was compelled to vote in
Adopted bv the Board of Trustees of
the University, Jan. 9th, 1872.
itesolred. That the President appoint
a Committee of three who shall
1st. Ascertain and report the amount
of each debt of the University, to whom
due. and unon what terms it may be
!2d. Ascertain and report the kind,
the.condition, and the place of all the
property and funds of the University.
3d. Said Committee are authorized
and requested to confer with the Alum-
fit W T P A i i
m oi me university anu ascertain anu
report upon what terms and to what
extent they may be Induced to come
to the relief and support of the Univer
i His Excellency Tod R. Caldwell, ap
pointed Alexander Mclver, W. B.
Rodman and R. F. Lehman, pursuant
to the above resolution,
if yet the undersigned, respectfully
reaUest a ereneral meeting of the Alum
ni of the University on Thursday, the
first day of February next, in the city
T 1 1 Af . .
OI ivaieigll, lor uio purpuse vi re-vi&iwi-
Uirig the Alumni Association, and res
ponding to the foregoing resolution :
D. I. Barringer,
Thomas S. Ashe,
S. F. Phillips,
R. H. Battle,
J. A. Gilmer, -H.
Will. H. Battle,
It. M. earson,
C. M. T. McCauley,
Robert P. Dick,
Kemp P. Battle,
B. F. Moore,
R. F Lehman,
-John W. Graham,
Jajpes A. Graham,
. Thomas A. McNeill,
James F. Taylor.
' Amusing Incident. During the re
cent annual Conference of the Methodist
Episcopal Church Sonthj which assem
bled in Portsmouth, quite an amusing
incident occurred at the African Meth
odi$t Church which is connected with
the Northern i branch of Methodists.
The Conference delegated the Rev.
tb qddress the colored brethren in. ref
erence to effecting a conciliatory spirit
or. permanent adhesion to the Church
South. The Rev. gentleman, who, by
the. way, is quite an elegant minister,
filled his mission in a most creditable
maimer: He took for his text the very
appropriate words: 'Come thou with
us and we will do thee good,' which he
treated in a masterly and scriptural
manner, and in his application he was
correct in his appeal to his hearers to
give in the adhesion to Church, South,
and what effect was produced, may be
judged from the concluding services of
the pastor in charge, whom he called
upon to close the exercises. He arose
and asked the congregation to unite in
singing the following hymn r . :
! 1 Jesus, great Shepard of the sheep, ' .
! To Thee for help we fly ;
Thy little flock In safety keep ; :
- j f jTorO, the wolf is nigh; - , . . :
! " - . -
'. To scatter, tear and slay ;
'lie seizes every straggling soul .
-i As his own lawful prey.. ,
AVe opine a few of t the hearers, and
perhaps the speaker,' felt a little heep
Uh; Wilmington Star.
' SJCABT Bar. A candy boy, passing
through a car on one of our railroads the
Other day, saluted a cross old gentleman,
with "Pop-corn, pop-corn'r -
"ilain't got any teeth, angrily replied the
man. ' '
i(jum-lrops ! gum-drops V persisted the
enterprising youth. . . .. .. . , - . ,,.
b 11 J U
C., THURSDAY, JANUARY 2B, 1872,
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The Editor- mast not be tuwlerstood as enflofs
lng'the sentiments of his 'correspondents.
Communications on all subjects are solicited,
which will be given to the readers of Thk Era
as containing the views and sentiments of the
writers.'" " ' " "
- ': For the Carolina Em.
. Our State Officers, &c.
I see in The Era of the 12th irist.,
certain gentlemen recommended- for
State officers, and .a candidate named
for Congress of lhe4th District of North
Carolina. " ' " j
As the canvass seems to ; be opening
for discussing the claims of our distin
guished fellow-citizens, allow me, one
of the rank and hie, to suggest a ticket
which I think will meet j with the
hearty approbation of the masses in the
State, viz: ; , . : : : - :
For Governor, Tod K. Ualdwell.
A. genuine reliable Republican. 'When
Conservatism and Ku Kluxism mar
shalled their hosts and went -i into the
campaign in 1870, and came out victo
rious with shouts. of applause for. Joe
Turner and Ku Klux leaders, Gov
Caldwell remained at the post of tluty
with but a shattered guard around, de
m the dt. of duty
and principles, for they never die. That
party, flushed with victory and many
wants to supply by its hunerry follow
ers soon came to grief, by a bomb-shell
bursting In their camp, unawares, irom
Gov Caldwell in opposition to . the
Convention bill. Gov. Caldwell de
serves more credit than any man m
North Carolina, for his persistent stead
fast opposition to the Convention bill,
on account of its unconstitutional and
Then let us nominate and elect him
Governor. It .will only be saying by
the people, ' Well done faithful ser
vant" we will elect you to a nigner
position than we first placed you
TliE, VI IVWKlUKIlilUl. J. IXUC UlIU U1CU
Republican and good presiding officer.
or Xreasur?, Alfred .docker y,
of Richmond. Every body believes
he is honest and will take care of the
State's purse strings. "
For' Attorney General.: It. r . IjEH
man, of craven, a good lawyer, iuuy
capable and well qualified.
For Secretary or state. J. Jts. jneatii
eryJ of Wake. A hard wTorker for the
party, has done many, many things for
tne success oi ine .ttepuDiiean party,
and will do many more. A man for
the place, suited by business habits,
and manners and education:
For Auditor. C. II. Brogden, of
Wavne. The old Rip Van Winkle of
Republicanism in Eastern North Car
olina. Experienced in all that pertains
to the office.
For Superintendant Fublio Instruc
tion, Solomon Pool, of Orange. A
friend of popular education, in every
way adapted and Qualified for the post.
and would reflect honor upon the State
and advance the interest of popular
education in all her borders.
For Sunerintendant Public norks, J.
M. Justice, of Rutherford. The death
knell bf Ku Kluxism in Western North
Carolina. A fire-tried Republican, and
the Republicans desire to show their
appreciation of his valuable services.
jror uongress oj un jjiscrici vj xwnii
Carolina. Gen. Willie.D. Jones. A
V - 1 -v . t A M T. TT f . . 1 t 1.
Representative man, a man of the peo
pie, by the people, and for the people
A man generous, honest and kind to a
fault. Then let us press his claims for
i For the Carolina Era.
I For Governor.
jhr. jDiTOR : 'ine ume is not dis
tant when the Republican party will
be called upon to select from its mem
bers a candidate for Governor, and oth
er leading officers of the State. All de
pends upon tho man selected, ir tne
risrht man is selected as our standard
bearer, we will sweep the State from
the sea-shore to the mountains. Ave
cannot afford to experiment upon new
men at this time, we must select a
man who has the confidence: of the
whole people. A man who has proven
himself honest, capable and just, and
one that will protect the weak from the
horrible ku-klux party of the State.
Such a. man is our present Governor.
Tod RI CaLDWEllI No one in the State
has shown the amount of pluck and
back-bone. It is, and must be conceded
bv every one. that by his : bold stand
the Republican party was raised from
defeat, and made triumphant in the
last campaign. He saved the home
stead and perpetuated the colored man's
rights, i His private and public char
acter is as pure as t ne l an pea streams
that flow down the mountains of his
Western home. '
And should he receive the nomina
tion, he. will be elected by the largest
maioritv ever sriven to any man in the
State. I have traveled all own -the
State, and know what I say is true.
Then let the nomination be unanimous.
i r Yours truly,
1 A Republican.
- For the Carolina Era.
Centennial Innkersary of Anicri-
j can Independence.
That Important era in the' history of
the world will occur In the year one
thousand eight hundred and seventy
. How little did the immortal framers
of that! instrument, think that they
were constructing a great political fab
ric on which the, grandest and best gov
ernment the world ever saw, has been
erected. Did one of them contemplate
when he assigned that paper that he
was bequeathing to generations unborn;
a declaration of right which would last
one hundred years? we think from
their momentous surroundings and thus
far seeing sagacity f that they were do
ing a mighty Work which would speak
in acres to come, when many of them
would be personally forgotten, but that Catacazy has not, we apprehend, . of
thpirivmrka would follow them. Ameri- fended as srrievouslv as Genet, and the
ca, free America, we believe that in
. . i
strument has wrought what its framers
intended it should, . in the ameloration
and civilization of mankid,- "That all
men were created equal, that they were
endowed with certain inalienable rights
among which are life, liberty and the
pursuit of happiness. Such language'
will live in the hearts of all true Amer
icans 'til time 7 with her ' countless
i i it.. "V .
um siid.li vauibii anu ue uu mure. u y
what party in .the history of this gov-,
ernment deserves the thanks and sup-:
port of all American citizens for having
consummated all that was claimed by
a Hancock, a Adams, a Franklin, and
other great lights that conceived these
great truths? The National Republi
can party. -ii ' '
. The result of that organization, witn
Abraham Lincoln -as its leader, has
been td abolish ; Slavery, a. curse to
American soil, and declare "that all
men were created equal that they were
endowed with certain inalienable rights
among which are life, liberty and pur
suit of happiness." The result of this
language is before s us to day. Efry
man on American soil is in possession
of these inestimable blessings, unless it
b8 a;Ku Klux who has defied the law
and the prooasration of these! inaliena
ble rierhts. Gen. Grant, with an able
corps of Representatives from" the peo
ple, intends to perpetuate tneso unuy
mer truths to the remotest gehei-ations.
Thev intend that these truths, long
Ivinar dormant, shall be verified. Who
saved the United States ' from dissolu
tion? f Who saved the covermrient from
anarchv. confusion and disarrace? Who
sacrificed all to perpetuate this decla
ration of riehts. handed to us by Wash
ington and his co-patriots? AVho made
four million of slaves freemen and guar
anteed to them these rights ? ! General
Grant and these Representatives' from
the people of the United States. . Then
let the whole nation1 with one accord
rally around Gen: Grant and re-elect
him to the presidency for the next four
years. That illustrious day will come
during that administration and win De
celebrated with that dignity and rever
ence which a nation alone can bestow.
Then it may be said we have the second
Father of his country, directing the
Ship of State, one hundred years since
us louiiuauou in uu us uutui
glory with all enjoying "life, liberty
and pursuit of happiness." I .
S. Ivl NAB.
Woodknoll, N. C. T iv Vv
For the" Carolina Era.
Mr. Editor: Allow me through
your paper to myite tne attention oi
' . . a ' : dm
the Republican party to the name of
Hon. I. G. Lash, as the mosi 'suitable
man in the State for Treasurer, a man
equal to any and inferior to nonein
; '- . OlAi ISSUE.
Genet and Cataca
Jtot blood would soon involve Russia
and America in a w ar, even J about as
small a matter as the dispute between
Secretary Fish and Minister Catacazy ;
but lieneral Urant is as cool as ne is
brave, and he is not likely to , stand "in
the way of moderation in this new cri-
sis. it is well to see now rresiaent
Washington acted in a case not entire
ly dissimilar. We refer, of course, to
to that of M. Genet, the first Minister of
the French Republic, who came to this
country in April or lTUo, after Wash
ington had been unanimously re-elected,
and was received with the most
enthusiastic demonstrations by the ex
isting Democratic party. He was espec
ially honored m Philadelphia, citizen
Peter S. Duponceau, secretary of a se
cret society of Frenchmen which met at
Barney Mcbhane7s,sign ol the"i3uncn oi
Grapes," No. 23 Nortli Third street, was
particularly active to secure a demon
stration against the "cowardly Conser
vatives, Anglomen and monarchists"
led by Washington. Philip S,jFreneau,
translating clerk of Mr. Jefferson (then
Secretary of State) and editor of the
Kational Gazette, celebrated the glories
of the Paris regicide and received sub
scriptions for the "Fench, Patriotic
Society" at his newspaper office, 209
Market street, un tne oi iuav, i t ira,
the French frigate L' AmbusCade came
up our river .Delaware, saiunng wun
fifteen guns a vast assemblage on Market-street
wharf, and was answered on
shore, e-un for erun. and bv loud accla
niationst - A cap of liberty appeared
at her head, foremast and stern i her
quarter galleries were decorated with
gilt anchors bearing the bonnet rouge;
from the top of her, foremast floated
the words. "Enemies of equality, re
form or tremble Irom tne mammasr
Freemen. we are your irienas i ana
brethren ;" and from the mizzonmast
'We are armed lor tho deience oi tne
rights of man." The French frigate
was the fit precursor of the French
Ambassador, who reached Philidelphia
on the 16th of May, and was greeted, at
Gray's Ferry by an immense concourse
of people. The bells of Christ Church
were rung,- and an address signeci oy
men like Dallasj Rittenhousef and - Bow
ponceau wa3 read amid loud cheers.
Genet was i greatly delighted, and
responded in fitting terins. On
the 18th of the same month an ad
dress from the Democrats ofi the city
was offered to Genet by .Charles Biddle
and others, at the City Tavern, follow
ed by a dinner at Oeller's Hotel,' at
which (ienet sung a song adapted to
the occasion. French peculiarities be-'
came common : irencn ideas iasmonai
and when Genet saw at Washing
ton's house a bust of Louis the Six
teenth he complained of the I insult to
France. Finally he appealed irom tne
government to the people ; and - Wash-
ington, .who had borne ms antenerence
with ereat patience, demanded his re
call, and he was succeeded by M. Fah
chet. M. Genet did not return to
France, for when- he wasf i removed
Robespierre and his party, were over
throwiu.-H He r remained in JAmerica
and wJas twice married first to the
daughter of Governor Clinton, 'of 'ew
York, and second to a daughter of Posc-r
master uenerai usgooa. Jtie uieti
Greenbush, near Albany, j July ,14,
1834.' . , ' S- "-;':
Russia in 1872 (like France In 1703,)
is the friend of "America. ' Grant,-Iike
Washington, will meet the crisis with'
, .... . .
apd adjust: it nonoraoiy..
dispute, so far as he is concerned,- may'i
D ine more rtiuiiy rw;i;iKUr x ma; i
between - two nations so r closely. on-4
nected by traditions and, mterests, -.so
indissnlnhlv united in the old past, and
so joined together1 iti the work of eman1
cipation and sympatny in tne recent
past, and in every nour oi tne preseni,
a consideration too potent to belight-a
PT ,, . ' - ..- -- - -r?';''; i r'" ;
I in L'trt. ?At ,li,-t' - .-yji
Public Meeting in Randolph
According to previous notice
e Meeting of the Republican party
held at Asheboro' on Saturday, the Idth
ult. The meeting, was organized by
calling to the Chair Julius A: Gregson
lsq.; and J; A. Blair was requested-to
i.act as oecreiary. j;.j.no,i;nair appouitw
i tha following gentlemen to act as a
1 a r-i- a mi snt . x J
Committee to draft resolutions for the
action' of the 'meeting, to wit : George
W. Reid, J. A: Blair, B. B; Bulla, Joel
;F' Throgden,' Alfred Julian; N. H.Hill
and John Stewart, who, after jtheir ap-;
poiutment, retired for, consultation,
irtieffCol. W; Fi'Henderson; of David-
nd for one hour, and a half received?
tho entire attention of the large and
repsctable audience. Col. Thomas B.
Longof Rowan was next introduced,
yho. for three-fourths of an hour por
trayed in vivid colors the immense in
jury done to North Carolina by tho Ku
Klux Klan retarding immigation and
tlnving capital from the' Estateand
urged the . wool-hat boys of Randolph
to leave the miserable politician, ,who,
for, selaggraiidizcment.t jiad ,ruhcd
thenr forward into commission of
crimes-'too low1 to speak of. ! He con
cluded his speech by an earnest appeal
to ? the . time-honored old Whig .and
Democratic parties to cast aside .old
party Issues and rally under the nag
of their country,' ! and' in the coming
elections to show their love of country
by supporting the nominees of. the State
and National, Conventions of the great
National Republican party.
Mr. B. B. Bulla;of Randolph, follow
ed Col. Long, and made a most capital
and telling speech. - Mr. J. A. Blair be
ing called on next, addressed the vast
' The Committee having returned, re
ported through their i Chairman . the
following r resolutions,; whicli.; passed
without a dissenting voice i . , j , ? ,f K
Whereas, We, the people of Itandolph
county desirous to promote the peace, order
and prosperity) of our .common country
with an unwaveiing devotion to the Union,
and an abiding' faith in the great principles
of Republican Government ; and, Whereas,
there has recently, been a secret attempt to
subvert tho government and destroy the
sacred rights of the -people by the t most
wicked and . liendish conspiracy that ever
disgraced man or shocked and outraged hu
manity ; therefore, - ' ' " '
Hesolved, t. Tlat we hold that no man is
morally lit to legislate for a free and civil
ized people who belongs in any way to the
Ku Klux or White Brotherhood Klan. ; ;
; 2. tThat we hold up to the scorn and con
tempt of tho christian world, the man who
persistently denied the 'existence of this
murderous band and in whoso interest it
was carried on. , . ,
8. That wehave reason ' to believe that
there are now members of this Klan in the
State Legislature, and some even disgracing
tho Halls of the Congress of these United
States. We therefore, ask those bodies res
pectively to investigate this matter and if
such be the case to expel them at once,
vi' That in behalf of the tax-payers of the
State ve request the members of the Legis
lature to adjourn and return home as wo
consider it a worthless and inconpotent
body. ,:'-',.;!',, V ''... ': . ,
5. That we, the Republican party of Ran
dolph county, heartily endorse the admin
istration of President Grant as economical,
wise and just, and his . re-election depends
on the hope of our country's safety.
Uth. That we cheerfully endorse the ad
ministration of Gov. Tod R. Caldwell, and
tender to him our grateful thanks for his
efforts in behalf of peace..' 1
7th. That the State of Xortli Carolina owes
to her worthy and. noble &on, Hon. John
Pool (now in tho Senate of the United States)
a debt of lasting: gratitude for his zeal an
devotion to the good of his country, whi
her people can never be able to repay, i
8th. That we have not forgotten or lost
sight of our honored and persecuted leader.
Gov. w. v. llolden, ana we are ever ready
and more than willing to welcome him back
to his native State with rejoicing. ,
On motion, a delegation composed of
the tollowing gentlemen were appoint-
ked bv the "Chair, to attend the State
Convention,' to-wit : Joel Ashworth,
Joel Jr. Thogden, James Latham, O.
W. Reid, Alfred Julian, John Robbins,
A. S. Lauglin, K. T. Blair John Stuart,
J. A. Blair,u John Bell, Alfred Rush,
David ' Worth: ! Isaac Spencer, ; Fred.
Pearse, Wm. hyVe. Joseph Hooverand
Alfred Diffee. And - said delegation
was instructed to cast' their, votes for
Hon. Thomas Settle,' of Rockingham,
as the choice of the Republican party
or Randolph for Governor.
On motion, all. Republican papers in
the State were requested to publish the
.I l'J AVt ' " '
proceeuings oi mis mass meeiiiig.
On motion, the meeting adjourned.
JULIUS J) GREGSON, Chm'n.'
J. A. BjlKin; Secretary. -
' Ih the New Y 6t-Independent of last
week Colonel T. W. Iligginsou' has an
article on , Competitive Examina
tions' in which he expresses, doubt of
their practical worm as a suDstitute ior
the Bystem of appointment on jxrsonal
recommendation in the civil' service.
His opinion rests on the . experience of
the method hi selecting teacliers for
schools and officers for the colored
troops In the army duringthe rebellion.
He pronounces tlie officers selected by
such examinations for tho army on an,
average inferior to those who .were ap
pointed by commanding officers, and
the reason was that the" qualifications
I ascertained by the examinations ; were
scholastic and technical, leaving out of
the account the natural traits of charac
ter, which are of the very first impor
tance in the military- service. ' Nor is
he byiiny means certain that examin
ing boards are sure to be free from , the,
corrupting influences which everybody
desires 'should be avoided in the mak
ing of ; appointments. . He. quotes
Fruude's .assert ionthat In China, where
the competitive examination system
has been in ' vogue a thousand' years,
they have, the weakest and most' cor-,
rupt . government the. .world has ever
seen, and 1 the confession pr-vMatthew.
Arnold, who says v "I have borne part
in the examinations for the English
civil service; and I can'truly say that
the; candidates, to Jwhom I gave, the
highest marks were,.-, almost without
exception, the candidates I would not
have appointed. ' They were cramjhed
mchVnot proxdmen.,v; 3Ir. - Higarin-
sbn thinks tjid desirable thing Is a third
incinou uu one . iias yet poinreu . ouu
which sbafl avoid the unfainiess of oral
examinations and the mere scholasti
cism of the written method. He thinks
if we Would escape .disappointment we
will do well to entertain moderate ex
pectations respecting the proposed civil
service reiorm, looking upon it as an
experiment rather than a panacea. j
Rates of Advertising;
One square, one time, ' - " -44
twotimps,- - .
44 " -three Ulna- i.
A square is the width of a column, and U
inches deep. ,1 ti r r u , t ; if;Kl a"
dr Contract "AdveTtiscmeTrts taken ""at
proportionately low. rates. iyk t t j . i :
Professional Cards, notexceeding l Briuare,
will be pubjl Lshed one year for 1, t '
is at'lh'e had of tlils article.' ,1 1 , , .'
This candidate )s well and .jiii(y
Renown. pie t was pt poor Vu t, humble
parentage and lii early Jifo, 'enjoyed an.
obscurity, whichthp world, yas exceed
ingly loth Jo'dIj5t meek In
demeanor, never fought wit aboy.pf
Ills' own . size, anil ' never fought at all
except when seized py the roWdy'boy1?
and; like a, cowardly dog hii little ca- '
jifhe disturlxnce, ' " sot on "Ji big boy
whom the rowuyj)oys were uddiq to .
whip ihmy';o(hvyay T6 beju?t,hb
was himself devoid of aspirations c;
kneiv'theyanrty br eaicthly gIory,,aril
of fen said! wifli the mcrcctpoe: 'J;4 ' ; ,
44 Vhat js .-itubiUon ?,:Tis agloripus,( heat,
It seeks the c-liamb6r of tho gifted boy.M
n. And lifts lii humble, window ad -dQinen
.,:f , inS:,.. .,j tyy.. .yr.LwIV'
Ambition did not seek kis,.chamber4
simply because. h; was not a gifted boy.'
Tlie rowdy boys, however, were not.
always in disgust' with' 'respectable
boys, whoso success and .virtuo.made
them popular v favorites, could .find no
better fWay, of, venting their jealousy
lind spite than compelling this tinam-
bitious youth to tako unto himself am
bition j They lied to him most auda
ciously about hi abilities; they deceiv
ed him . shamefully fwith hypocritical
assurances that he teas a popular favor
iteand that if' he put himself promi
nently before: the .people thA'tlattet
would discover jhat ho was far. abler,"
honester, and uprighter so to ! speak
than any boy wnonl the people had al
ready placed at the liead of the list
So the poor dupe for human nature is
frail even in boys yielded a I little to
the wiles of these heartless cowards,
and began to think that he could whip
any of the good big boys, if he wanted
to, and; moreover, that he bught'totry
just to please his backers. Of coarse he
was fool- enough; not to see that they
were lying to him, and that their sole
object was td give a good boy n bruise ;
In the face,: or a punchMn tho baeky l
without running any rfcsk of bing. hit ' l
themselves ; and if one of the good boys
got the wind completely knocked out
of him in the fracas, their savage anger
would be fully ' gratified while they
would escape the" indignation of jtho :
jjeople at the good boy murder.: i .
In his infancy this unambitious boy's '
name was Nobody; but In course of
time, owing, to the use: to which the -bullies
put him, ho was christened
Anybodytobeatgrant. ; . The chief bully
of the . place was a burly boy. who in
his first year had ambition to bo him-'
self the head of 'the class; but having
been detected in stealing a letter from
a gentleman's, pocket, aud fusing its
contents , to make a little money for
himself and a couple of tho other boys;
and having afterward stolen another
boy's composition, and palmed it off as .
his own, he. was expelled from decent .
society, and then, as , human nature is
frail even in boys, he became the arch
bully himself, and devoted all fiis en
ergy toward getting up a fight between,
the decent boys and the poor fool, Any
bodytobeatgrant, for whom hcj enter
tained not the slightest friendship, but
whom ho was desperately ben
using iu iiisnpuci
The fight was finallygotteh upj
was much secrecy; about i it in tl
mnninn. Inf bo bllllioq V&r(
among themselves that Anybodytobcat
grant must go in and whip the decent
boy at the head of the class. This boy
was very quiet in his way of doing,
things, and not given to taking except
when asked Questions: but when tin)
news pot out that tlie bullies' 1 uul set
Anybodytobeatgrant upon him, alt tbo'
dec;ent people flocked togetliet ;to th'b
spot where the bullies : and ; their boy
were : and just as Anybodytobeatgrant
raised his fist to strike, the decent pec'
pie rushed upon' him like an avalanche1;
There was a , fight then in .earhcst,- ..
Anybodytobeatgrant waSiCarrled away
on . a grocerjr shutter, so . clcplorabty
pummeled that his own mother failed
to recognize his feature, and 4refu3cd
to let him in; while tho biilHesvhoot
up the fight ran;for their livps, rijKLthc
next day or two sneaked arphitdaiiopg(
the decent people, declaring!tliey . wt're,' ,
not to blame for getting ut he l':
iAlid when these hul lies, mxvj f'at'
the decent people were determined ? tq . '
stand by the boy att 'tho hcal: of the
class, and that ; their ioor aupb; could
do nothing anyway, they dropped .upr,
on their' knocH and, wbmcd, Ijet u
have peace.'' The moral of ;all which, ;
i n the words of the sacred commentator
"lies In theapplicationon't.'j Cficao
Evening Post. . I' ' - '
rNpwspaper4 readers, says;77cJ. 1. -
Times.' will not fail to have noticed. that
the Democrats tfigfit rather shy of the
Lou isiaiia business. We nro Wiilliig to
concetlc that this is part hr due fo. the'
enormous' difficulty, of understandTng.
the miserable muddlo jntot Which, tho ".
aflairs pP thai unfortunate , Sjfate are
linking deeper and jdeeppr every day.
But it is also 'due to the fact that iho'
alleged favorites 'of 'th'e'Adntinistrt-''-tion
the Federal officials-wero ' Ui
temporary alliance Lth the Democratic, . '
membefs of tho Legislature, againit
the intolerable corruptloi and :
tions of the . Governor ' Wa'fmouth . .: :.
nbVthen, to aisail the ofilcIal.V with-'
but assailing the 1 Democrats: But,' on t
the other hand, tlie United Statre'mill- ' '
jtary officers haye eclinexl to intcrferef
except' -on the' ' Gr6vprnors requlsl'tlbri i
x-r iiv xxJi.t V.1' ...tiw iutJ J j
ixuw, uieu, iu.uuu.iuuiif wun uus.ivu-
tingent ' interference when 'itfmustf'
officials? tin thLi'dilenitiial lHol)cmo-'
cratie newspapera have falleh thi i the"
old deviof abusing the : .pIaihthTs".i
attorney and are mildly sculding the, ,
Itepublican party for iti genemires-
ponsibility.for everybody and every
thin'; i' ' 11 i'- ) fuToi
Twixs. .The Toledo Bladereparta the birth
of twins under remarkable circumstance, oa l
an emigrant train bound to Chicago, recent-
ly, one of the new-comers being borniala V
i k- ! Anyboajtobejifgraut. Yv
a' Mass f V Tlit Tritime is out .this 'morning .for.
iWHS f 4fio TS-ocfrlonf till nnnrlwtat f lpfincann'nm
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