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Official Organ of the United States.
.v- MO.ni.rl baUdiar. Et !! of
UDCI, l w " - 1
Fyett-rill Stret. ,
LEWIS HASTES. Editor.
THURSDAY, MARCH 7th, 1872.
Runnblican State Convention
ordanca with a resolution of
the State Executive Committee of the
Union Republican party of North Car
iin. ftrtontpd bv said Committee,
a State Convention of the Republi
can party of this State, is called to meet
Ur f Ttaleiffh. On WEDXES-
111 uic vv 0
day, the 17th day of April next
, - . .. 1
xs to r.ii for the our-1
pose of nominating candidates for the
offices of Governor, Lieutenant-uover
ernor, State Treasurer, Attorney-General,
Superintendent of Public Works,
SuDerintendcnt of Public Instruction,
r . . ..x. 4.i:- ri fnr I
Secretary of State,
According to the Plan of Organiza
11 r nrir toph muntv will be
UUU Ui fc" f J "
entitled to as many votes in the Con
vpntion aslt has members in the House
nntc3 rt h rjeneral As-
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S. F. PHILLIPS, Chairman.
J. C. L. Harris, Secretary.
- A Request.
The undersigned requests that a list
of the delegates appointed to the State
Convention, be forwarded to him at the
rHpst possible moment. It will fa-
lUntAtMiclnoca vprv much. A list of
UUUIW UUJIHV. " V
thft nnimtv Executive Committees ap
intftd hv the County Conventions
should be forwarded also. Republicans
will Dlease take notice of our request
and act accordingly.
Republican papers will plca.se copy
and keep this notice standing until the
17th day of April.
J. C. Jj. Harris,
Sec. Rep. State Ex. Com.
Raleigh, N. C, March 1, 1872.'
The Republicans of Missouri held
their State Convention last week at
Jefferson, and elected delegates to the
National Republican Convention which
assemble at Philadelphia in June, to
nominate candidates for President and
Vice-President. The schism which
divided the party in 1870, has been
heated. The Missouri Republicans are
a unit. A resolution was adopted en
florsinir the administration. Thus they
wheel into line
for the decisive Datiie
against the Ku Klux Tammany De-
Push on the column, uio-
rious victories await
us in August and
National political movements
just now exciting considerable interest.
The Presidential campaign may be
said to have already opened. The La
bor Reformers have already placed
their ticket in the field, in the person of
Judge Davis for President and Gov.
Parker for Vice President. Judged by
the intellectual and moral character of j
these gentlemen, they would s?em to
constitute a strong ticket. But howev
er essential and admirable these quali
ties, they contribute but little to the
actual strength of a ticket, unless it be
backed by formidable political organi
zations. That the Labor Reform or
ganization has assumed any very for
midable proportions wil not be pre-
mirlert. Tt ran hardlv be said to holdH
the balance of power in a single State.
If, therefore, these nominations be not
accepted by some other political organ
ization or organizations they will not
sensibly afreet the contest one way or
rrv. vHnf however, seems' -to be
jl Ai v; w.w -
prevalent that these nominations will
be accepted by the Liberal Republicans,
and also be supported by the Demo
crats. Time alone will determine the
correctness of these conjectures. Tin.e
alone will determine whether the Lib
eral Republicans will nominate or up
port an independent ticket at all.
Many reasons exist for doubting this.
However much they may be opposed
to Gen. Grant they are still Republi
cans. They will support no one but a
' Republican for the Chief Executive of
fice. They will give their aid to no
movement likely to result in the elec
tion of a Democrat to that high place.
And such would undoubtedly be the
tendency of any independent republican
movement, unless it were first render
ed certain that the Democracy would
support it, nominating no ticket of
their own. Some assurances of this
may have been given, but there can
be but little doubt there is a growing
distrust of the Democratic leaders.
Their sincerity in their proposed "pas
sive policy" is beginning to be serious
ly questioned. Many believe they in
tend to encourage the Liberal Republi
cans to commit themselves by nomina-
, tin" candidates against General Grant
whn nil concede will
be the regular
Republican nominee In order to divide
.. -- vi? nrwl iVinn with
. tflR lVDUDllCUil LUi uuu h.a ......
. uie ivcpuuuuui f ...
draw from the promise,, coa.u on m
the hope of electing Democratic candi-
These and other formidable obstacles
that present themselves, seem to ren-
derit extremely uncertain whether a
nnlrtn of all the various shades of opin-
ion in opposition to Jen. (irant is
possible. In fact it seems to be almost
certain that such coalition is ausoiuteiy
impossible. And if it shall provs Ini-
nossible no split in the Republican par-
rvoaiU r . .
The Daily News. It was announc
ed some days ago that Messrs. Stone &
, . i
uzzeii, 01 xwuiuh.c itcKo,
1 T - n-.JInirtrx ft f M nlfv. With I
the intention of establishing a new
Democratic Daily paper at the Capital
of the State. The first two numbers
ff ih a nnnpr have aDoeared. It is call-
of the paper have appear "
ed Thenar News
and ability, and, though decidedly
TVmrvratic. the tone of it is good. J or-
dan Stone, late of The .Roanoke News,
is managing editor, Samuel T. vviiiiams
twriitical editor. A. J. Burton associate
nd news editor, and E. C. Aoodson
city editor. We wish it success
thing but its politics.
TIip Hnliirs' Fallnrc.
uv -v..-' I
It becomes more and more parent
jv". ' -- - -
..r Aw hot. nntsidft the Iteouollcan
party there is no place for the so-called
f ;kQfi Tipnnhlioans exceDt in ;the bo-
C - .m nf thft I Ipmocracv. ine jcuer&uu
1 . , 1rr
rsfr rvn vpntinn is a dead failure. One
Af a wi pt9 wrntfi a iew ua vs w
v : : - j t
the principal organ of disaffection that
the success of the Cincinnati pnven-
tion would depend on tne response
made by the country. Well, tho coun-
try does not eein to be in any humor
n rriv thft lpait resDonse whatever.
iv ci.v a. .
ni.l. .Un.n ntnn(tMia haVO
in every oiuie w uu c wu cuuui "
been held thas far, the proceedings, as
they come to us in the different news
Tvmers and in the various, resolutions
and platforms, show the most complete
narmony ana unauiiujiy. inuiaua.
r t- c?.,k rvmiini onrt I
other States, have renewed their adher
ence to the Republican party. The
Missouri movement, as it is called, if
1 u ITU IVSLIIKl. LlUU Lll lOlCltliU.
mentioned or alluded to at a;i was
monHnnpH nnlv to receive the denun-
ciation auu uiwvuwc iiiui tn
1 J! .-.l tf I oviToH
m. 1 11 A ..ti. . AMAtMvnTinn i
of Missouri has passed resolutiona of
ine reiluiax ieuuumu uit;rti'"v" 1
the severest censure on the (malcon
tents. Indiana has instructed J.er del-
ertes to vote for President Unint's re-
nomination ; Maine has wheeled into
line, and Kansas nas taKen m r pui-
finn of honor and trust in tne party
ranks. Not a State In the Union looks
with the slightest favoron the (scheme,
It has not made a single convert among
the leading men since it was.. first
SronguiSS the wuntiy. It (has not
won oveto its suoDort a single journal
of prominence or ability. The fact is
that outside 01 tne state 01 .luifesour
,t RonniA nf fhfi TTnitfd States
there are no Liberal Republicans any-
1 1 t tiioii
nnmher is so small as to excite ridicule,
v iiCl V iAllVA ill LTVSIU HVOU ..v... 1
if not contempt. They are like the
men in the woods, who keep up an
immense shouting and lead people to
believe that they number an ijumense
host, but when the wood Is befiten up
it is found there arc only a scoie or so
of them there. Mr. Sumner and Mr.
Schurz have been roaring and roaring
for nearly twelve montlis, but tney
have frightened nobody. The! Massa-
sachusetts Senator denounced the Pres
ident cs a usurner last month one year,
and was laughed at. He accused him
of all manner of corrupt motives," and,
on the report of his own intimate
friend, Dr. Howe, and of hi3 bid col
league, Mr. Wade, was proved to be a
sJ-mrlerer - The President has been ac-
t WWII I
ouitted on all the charges
against him, and has come out stronger
man lie twiwtv. .'it.
with Mr. Sumner in endeavoring to
degrade the President, and Has suc-
ceeded simply in
and ravings have
All their vaporings
cr.me to n.iuirht. Even with Mr.Gree-
ley's powerful assistance as a lecturer,
as a magazine writer, aim a uitt in
inator of worse vituperation an I brutal
insinuations against the bono? of the
Chief Magistrate, they have hden vo
fully beaten at every point.
The main idea of the gentien: en who
engineered the Missouri treason was to
create a split in the Republican party,
and to make an alliance with the De
mocracy. The events' of the last few
weeks must have convinced them that
their hopes of dividing the party j are
as the idle wind. There is no Refmb-
lican anywhere who seems dispbsed to
take the slightest part in a movement
in opposition to the regular ReSublican
"v.;- i tai ,i i.i.oi.
. e. cia-a ttiVi,
Xrilr. : tk. rof ia ripn.
I III. I S.'Mlll I I. M. i tXTZ ILLV Li U Lilji 1 A VVA V
lnnslv insin-nificant proportions of the
opposition party there, where it was
supposed to be irresistible, have dis
oonrjiorerl onri crushed whatever opposi
tion there may be-in other quartprs. Mr.
. i - m r 1 1 Li.,Ul.rt4.
lion tiiere may uirm oiuui .uuu.i .yio.
, , i i. c -timf
they could divide the Republican party
r1 a i.u-..-i .'i,fufniri
flM w nn the irr-nt Ttenuhlicnn I ortrani
into lu iiuiiir uuijjs, nun, -ul"
zation in opposing lines, ready to do
battle against one another. They im
agined that at least one half of the great
Union party that saved the country,
and made the grandest and mojt glori
ous record and history of any party in
,.11 ii-.mi lil nt tioir nnmmAtifl fl W.
Oil lime, woum, ai mcir tummauu uio-
band and lay down their arms, I not for
. Siinin ak on Moo hi, marciv to
o vrlnpinle or nn irien. hut merelv to
j gratify thein feelings of personal spite
ami aiiiuiusiiy. wuiy ui
think this, but they also believed that
even their opponents would train to
their bugle call, and fall into line when
they issued their orders.
The Democracy are beginning to dis
avow them and scout their pretensions.
The drift of opinion and discussions in
all the leading organs of that party, at
the present time, point to aregula
Democratic nomination some time dur
ing the Summer, and to a straight old
fashioned party fight next November.
They will have no alliance with Mr.
Summer or Mr. Schurz. : j
If these gentlemen are ready to sur
render to them and go over to their
platform, they are willing to
them. Rut thev serve plain
upon them that they must not come
f-K noriir iiiitinn to ho cifrn-
U1L1I Ul lltlVO V J .UAA V W mmfwym
Mir Liiixii AtHA.iuv luuiu ui..
holf u million votes
or electing us lasi
1 candidate on the popular vote, and that
it is absurd to propose to 11 to iay uown
its old ideas and principles. Th$ World
tells Mr. Schurz that Democrats can
have no interest in the Cincinnati Con
vention ; that they are simply 'outsi
ders" and "spectators," mere lookers
on in Vienna. The New York 'XJitizen,
one of the staunchest organs of Democ
racy in the country, whose editor is a
mornhnr of fYmnxess and in the confi
dence of the party leaders, raids the
m ii w. -v 7 1, f,
i r:..,..,: moWtitcnt. n Kimil.ir lesson.
. n-o-ini0n of l,n ou
j n( mjt I)emocratt 6Uch as Seymour or
t Mr. Tilden; that the most the liberal
! Republicans should expect is the ice-'
lem , "
T trueand steadfast Re--
ni.i,i:mna nf the country refuse to be
led by him to ruin and destruction.
his alliance, and re-
XlUIUV.Ul. - r ' - 9 A '
jects with scorn his miserable intrigue.
il" campaign there willbe only
j tvvo p irticg in the field Repullicanism
on the uc hand and Democracy on the
Ti, xviu hA nomiddleeround
for Mr. Schurz to stand upon, for the
hybrid party which he called into ex-
istence 13 uncuuv --
Are wc the Fools to follow ?
Twri Tvlaj of Illinois, and Joel
Parker, of New Jersey,
JM - fc--- J
tatlves of the idea of leisure,
Were nominated at Columbus, Ohio, on
the22dof February, as candidates of
the harawormngmen 01 jimcn,
President and Vice-President of the
Ujnited States. It is a little curious to
notice how the originators and opera-
- .rv. loVinr and industrial orsrani-
?a r iii muntrv are gradually
falling into general opposition to the
Republican party, their best and best
tried friends. There seems to be no
doubt that the wWe of this Columbus
rvr!rftnHin was nianinuiaiea in me
VUU VtiitiWii ' X . ,
inteofttie W.A private
gentleman, a spectator of the proceed-
ii j,Kaa flm trunincr in wnicn
l lllin. VI tvni m.i -
iL. ...utn nfTain T-i-oa mflnntrftfi. iSever
H1IUIC 1U" " ..... D lit
hpfnre has labor reform received the
,.isu4-cf nffnnfinn fmm the Democrat-
1 t nlUintdne hilt nfllV. Oil the thresh-
fnr the Presidency.
these shrewed and careful foxes sudden
thnt thev need some si mple-
minded persons to help them pull the
Presidential cnesinuis outonucmo,
and so, according to our correspondent,
they repaired to Columbus, Ohio, on
nnn,T0rsqrv nf the birthday of
Washington, and tools cnarge 01 w
Workingmen's union. j.xi
ciRtiijr muwi ......
Tii;n-tio Ann .Topi ParKer. 01
tii:;c nnri Tnfi Viiricpr. 01 iew jer
sey, had been long prearranged as the
opposition canuiaaies ior x icam.uuu
-ir.- Twirinnt onH thnt the Liberal
Republicans, to meet in Cincinnati in
May, ana wie xwmotraui; vuciiiw",
on a day yet to be named, will cordially
a thfir own.
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Auuinr Tnoea riiiiii 1 11:1 1 iftii. ri liivi v w
ttwF" ; 1 j.
The movement is Mommwe
ment ofthe aspirations for the Presi
dential office of Governor Gratz Brown,
of Missouri, and Hon. Lyman Trum
bull, of Illinois, both of whom have
been struggling for the Presidential
rrire Justice David Davis is a tired
nnrl retired Republican, was Mr. Lin-
coin's law partner? .and one ortiie
executors under his will. J iwr.
is trying to do his; best to ; elp himsdf
into the Vice-Presidency by a tolerable
administration as .veJIrfa
.jersey, iu wjhui ...
last 'November. But there -.are two
questions in this connection: ftt hat
n ii ti- rf the:e men do. or tne real
11 wviiv. W . ,
.MMn.Sntinn Vior rfmrpsent. tolielDtlie
workingraen or the laborers of Ameri
ca? and how much better can they ad
minister the Government than Grant
and Colfax? There is nothing in the
history of either to prove that he ever
had the slightest sympathy with the
toiling millions. So far as Judge Davis
is concerned, beyond his vicarious rela
ir. tn TTr Lincoln, we know nothing
of him politically except his conserva
tive tendencies on the bench of the Su
preme Court and his anxiety to screen
Andrew Johnson from impeachment.
There is something so bald and bad in
this attempt to begin reform by putting,
forward decayed and decaying politi
cians as candidates of laborers and me-
u.inn 4liof turn from it to a.sk. IS
liuv n v Al
there any Democrat that cares for tins
sort of mummery ? Does any man who
hates the Republican party wsvi ou
bitterly suppose that he can better
himself bv supporting and helping to
elect this mongrel ticket? In past days
the Whig party was a sort of follower
of the Democratic party living upon
its quarrels, and, too often, wearing ite
old clothes. Xow it seems as though
the Democratic party were living upon
the quarrelsand wearing theold clothes
of the KepuDiicans. uai ia 'V:.
tice Davis but adissatished itepuDiican,
anxious to represent other dissatished
Republicans, and wnat is ij.r. ju a -ker
but a hungry Democrat, anxious to
pave the way for other hungry Demo-
elf into the nation
al tllS, UU iu vim i.....v
al corn-crib by the aid of Republican
votes? .We have no doubt mat, trans
parent as the tricic . is, ine k
who sent their emissaries to Columbus
to induce the Laboring Men s Umonin
National Council to nominate this
,TKT.iri iVot. orn nmte confident that
v.v.- -" - .t,n nratn
T.iKorfll Tlennhlicans. who are to
tnoot. t. Cincinnati in May. and the
I saKvw v v '
t nomnpmts!. who are to meet
somewhere else at a time hereafter to be
fixed, will obediently accept their tick
et; "Rut. there are so many contingen-
between the arrangement and the
wv...... " .
oAmn ot nn ,f tlie nroLTamme that we
shall not be astonished if the a hole
UHir.rintrmed:itelv fulls to theground.
ViV" A0,-i,f i,v
Anri what. i the leisson taught bv
this exhibition to the great Republican
masses of America? Will they not be
admonished by the difficulties existing
between these triple factions not to fall
into factions themselves? Here we
have dissatisfied Republicans, clamor
kju.d a.... ,r . ,
formers, all inspired by one laeaPlace
nnrl nnwer. Nobodv supposes that this
ous Democracts. and revolutionary e-
and power. Nobody supposes that this
conglomeration could hold together for a
year in the possession of theiuovern
ment. Their whole instinct is a grow
ing appetite for the possession of Fed
eral patronage. Will the Republican
liaTty imitate thi3 miserable example
Uy falling to pieces itself? We can
read our own future in the present fate
of our adversaries. They have-been
literally dissolved disintegrated by
our unity and they are now waiting
and striving to reunite by our disinte-
grqtion. Shall we gratify their over
weening ambition ny proving our
wanton imbecility? Are we fools
enough to follow them ?lhUade?phia
WnpnE tttk Snx Never Sets.
Tiia fniiAu-inw crrnorhic naragranh is ta
Xll iwnvy t t O 1 o a.
J 4?tr cnrry Ck. t T-
nossed bv Mr. Campbell and a party in
.. Atm 1 . 1
I , y
h north nf Nnrwftv. irom a can one
i ... : v ' .
hnnannri feet alwvvethelevel oi tne sea:
"The ocean stretched away in silent
vastness at our feet; the sound of the
waves scarcely reached our airy look
out; away in the north the huge old
sun swung low in the horizon, like the
slow beatof the pendulum in the tall
old clock in our grandfather's parlor.
We all stood silent, looking at our
watches. When both hands came to
gether at 12 (midnight) the full round
nrh iinnrr trinmnhantl v above the
Wave a bridge of gold, running due l
north, spanned the water between us
and him. There he shone in silent
majesty, that knew no setting. We
involuntarily took off our hats, and no
word was said. Combine, if you can,
the most brilliant sunrise and sunset
that you ever saw, and its beauties will
pale before the gorgeous coloring which
now lit up the ocean, heaven and moun
tain. In half an hour the sun had
swung by perceptibly on its beat, the
colors changed to those of morning, a
fresh breeze rippled over the flood, one
songster after another piped up in the
trees behind us we had slid into an
other day. !
Th a va i tor must not be understood as endors
intr the sentiments of . his correspondents.
Communications on all subjects are solicited.
whifh will be Elren to the readers or xna eba
as containing the views and sentiments of the
For the Carolina Era.
.TnriVft Settle and ReDllulican 01
- 1 1
uri. "CrTTm? Tn vour issue of Feb:
6th appears a communication signed
Xl-L-LW J.. m.m
Pniihliran of the 7th.7' Which Was
tninnAoA. fr rpflpft. nn .Tndce Settle
iUiVUUVU W . . " w . w 0 -
"Wrtw whilst, thft friends of the Judare.
and their name is legion, do not make
nrr wish to make anv reflections on
Gov. Caldwell, and will give him a
hearty support if nominated, they on
tin fthftr hnnrl. do not wish reflections.
so nniust and untrue, to be made on
thftir own distinguished friend.
ine SUggCSLlUU Wi wiu.iuuv,,
in your issue of Feb. 8th, while it hon
nmhiv fnrfvntpj nnvsnph nersonal al
. . .V .. 11 "T ?
luSlons, mm iras bittisucu vnav
Gov. Caldwell nor Judge Settle do in
any way approve of them, still does
not refute the slander udou the Judge,
but simply deprecates its utterance.-
You will therefore, I know, pardon my
h?ncp on von r columns while I
say a few words of Judge Settle and his
record. . TT '
a TTn .rr mn before the war. a Un
!nn man flnrinC the war. a Union man
after the war, Hon. Thomas Settle, of
pvjriffhflm. was looked to by the
loyal people of his section, and by those
T . i t 1 ; .1 t1i!i anriiiin (rnnfl
loyal people of his section, and oy tnose
ifo,i iowi rinwn their armiin good
" "lv " " " . . . i " .1
lUi 111 1U1 . . . .
1aa,l in & . .1 .
and unhappy condition, and their con-
, : i 1 . n T -1 .1 n rn in thPir TtlPn IlUVKl I
ndence in 111s love 01 country auu ti
r h,a rworrie of this State remember
the 17th of March Convention of 1867?
There, for the first time in the history
of this country, did white men and col-
man mt, Rlttin?' Side bT Side in
VJHTVt Av.a ...'t., o ,
a State Convention to nominate leaders
and to lay down a party piatiorm. uiu
afio oirir then? No: he was there.
rhrkco o-pntlemen who met there tnat
day knew that they had burned, their
ov.iro Hohinrl them that there was no
ships behind .them-tnat were was no
retreatr-that n tney laueo ine r Pui
. I . r- - ng-l tl T" T 11 n PVT.
ttuoitm months would see the grass
growing green above their graves. But
thev did not nesiuiie iu lueei iuc ica
ri rounnnsihilitv. Have the Republi
cans forgotten that Thomas Settle was
Chairman of the Committee on resolu-
1 nn a In thnt. Convention which repor
ted the first platform of our party, and
that platform we stand upon to-day?
Have they forgotten that when that
Convention was debating upon a name,
d feoldlv proposed that
they should assume the name and fight
under the banner of the National
T?T-TTTm.TPAX Pahty. while others
i0ca hnid though !?ood men and true.
opposed and held back fearful of the
ii . . . i j
When our people recall these things
they will recall the first part of Thomas
sioftirk'a reeord ns a Republican.
ing "responsibility and hiding in time
-Jt.y : 'e
r.f ifinwr. Tet us look at the facts
minco the orwmi zation of the Reoub-
nnrtv .Tudre Settle has held two
offices, Judge of the Supreme Court and
Minister to Peru. The last was unask
ed, and was bestowed upon him by the
President witnout nis noping ior or cjv
r.nrr it TTo served one vear and on
r.irn- nf Ms evtremelv bad health re-
turned, leaving behind him, as some
of ihe South American papers state, tne
name ot the best minister on the Pacif
ic Coast for years. For the judgeship
Ua u-oc nominated bv the Republicans
11V w my M.
nt tho first election. We were then all
poor and Settle left a practice of some
live thousand a year to uiKe a, piiuru uu
the bench at. some iweuiy-uve Hun
dred. While thus it was a pecuniary
siierifice to him it cannot be denied that
his name added material strengh to
fhp tiekef. His record on the bench is
recent and is before the people. No
niiorrroe pvpm of the. most trivial char-
acter are ever made against him, while
he has not only sustained dux greawy
added to his former reputation for abii-
So much for Judge Settle as an office
seeker. Now let us say a word or two
more, about his shirking responsibility
and hiding m time oi danger.
The friends of Gov. Caldwell put for
ward as his principal claim for the
nomination, his message refusing to
order the Convention election, and loud
and long are tne nymns oi praise
in honor of that message. We give
Gov. Caldwell all due credit for that
message, and honor him for the nerve
rltenlaved therein. But we also claim
for Judge Settle some of the credit,
some of the thanks due from the peo
ple of North Carolina.
Gov. Caldwell before he refused to
order the election, consulted the Su-
Court as to its constitutionality.
In the reply of the Court found four
members, Pearson, Rodman, Dick, and
Settle ; J udgo iteaue reiusing as ne nas
ahvnvs done to frive an opinion to a
co-ordinate branch of the Government.
In the very message so much extolled,
Caldwell p ves as the basis and com
plete justification of his refusal that
letter of those four Judges, and the
Legislature seeing by what authority
his refusal was sustained dared not lra-rAnr-h
him. And for everv curse that
Turner and his crew have given Cald
well for his action' on that occasion,
thv have oriven two to Pearson. Rod
man. Dirk and Settle, for giving him
defensible grounds on which to justify
So we elaim for Judge Settle a full
share of credit for that memorable ac
tion for it seems to us that it requires
fully as much nerve and patriotism to
ffivfi an nni n ion from the bench as it
renuires to follow that opinion when
44 So let Republican' of the 7th " cease
his ntiaeks noon Judge Settle. A Re
publican at the start, a Republican to-
tifiv n Kpivin iran aiwavs. mere is
no hetter. truer, abler or purer man in
the nartv. nor one who shelters him
self less in the hour of danger than
Judge Thomas Settle, of Rockinghim.
Tt him he nominated for Governor,
and the great Republican heart of the
State will heat true and strong in re
sponse. . Veritas.
For the Carolina Era,
Mr. Editor : Allow mo to express
mv oninion on a sumect that is oi im
mense importance to the Republican
party in the 4th Congressional District.
Wo htivo n thousand maioritvT. and it's
oo for- na to make use of that ma
1 T V V mr -wmmv mf zl 9 -m
jority as it is for a prudent man to make
a nrnwr nse of a thousand dallars. On
the other hand we can so manage as to
throw this great advantage into the
pub icanZd patriot dS't'Sknow
Fhat which wifi strengthen the.party
and save the country, euccess in tne
corning contest should be the para -
mount object of all- Republicans, and
forthis purpose we muse noimuau? men
iof win insnrft us noainst defeat, men
that will give us a glorious victory this
bummer, men wno can meei auu uc-
molisti ku Klux. JHspeciaiiy ao we uwu
in this 4th District a man who is bold
and fearless, and at present, l Know 01
no man that I would as soon see nom
inated than Ma j. YM. A. Smith, of
-W A A : TTA - ATilinl in
this state as a stumD SDeaker. Woe be
mnncTnn rni iti t,v. ith iiiia liu cunt
to the man that meets him on the hus
tings. His natural wit: and stinging
sarcasm would drive back to their dens
f ho ronrrKSPntntives of the JdctnS.
. . -
r-ii . T PiTTMrrpTT. m
: nen give us - acix.a.--,--jja
Tiurke. lor Governor, and Ma j. Wii. A.
Smith for Congress from 4th District.
March 1st, 1872.' . - '
For the Carolina Ear.
Retrenchment and Reform De
We nronose now to nrove. from in
controvertible facts and figures, that
the administration 01 .rresiaen uiaut
is far purer and more eflQcient than
mOSb OI 1US preuwxi58va, o.iij. w
previous administration has ever been
so prompt in punishing delinquencies
among its omcers. 1 ;
The table of swindles irom une
Bichmond WTiig, during Buchanan
administratiorfT in a single department,
given in our last, amounted in the ag-
1 a dhf r r rtrrk . riTtiila itta loom
crregaie 10 i,i'j,uw
rf Tnnnnrv last the facts and figures
K?r,. rwKtnJnivl from an official source.
aVthTlosses actual or possible, brought
that tne losses aciucuu oftn6.
krht smee me tu 01 -aLuxuii xow;?, c
o " . . , . nni
.lpnnrtmfint amount to $2,301,621
leaving a oaiance iu iavur w w""
administration of $243,379. The Godard
-v x , . 1 r. f'n.t)a
Baily robbery during i5ucimintLr au
riniitmtion nmounted to $7u.U00.
rri, witotor nnd Mav defalcation at
fJor Mr anns. nnner . .jonnsou iu aoui,
XllO llliiiattv j . , 0
ma (joo less under Johnson than
Dnnhonon xr $90 000.
UUU1UUU11 -rj v vrjvww.
t if thin ins rieiauiters uisvuveiuu miv.
Trncfipnted under Grant, but 39 were
appointed by himself. Of the balance,
1 was appointed oy uuuiauau, j
T.SnPAin 1517 hv Johnson, while 6 oth-
.71 the army and navy, are unascer-
nf th- ft 198 defeulters, some
L tUXUVlt. " -
are in Penitentiary's, some in Insane
Aoniums Atiipra in Prisons, and all
holrl fnr trim
vsjriuii0 wv.aw 7
t further &9ft2 rjR of the S2.301.G21
have been recovered, leaving the actual
loss so far discovered oniy ?i,uy,yoa.
o.if f hi amount onlv S320.108 being
A)UV u v. 1
embezzled by the 39 appointees of Gen.
urant, can ue jusuy umigcu
ministration; while his losses exceed
his recoveries only $110,450. And now
when we renect tnai ine receipus uiiu
expenditures for the three years of
Grant's administration amount to too
thousand, ninety mulion, two nunarea
and twenty thousand, one hundred and
ninety-six dollars, and that the actual
loss is barely equal to one-suciteiu w
one per cent, on the dollar, the only
wonder is that it has not been greater
especially when we consider that the
ope r,tes upon individH rather than
nJ vpnrfi,nts the cash
demoralization occasioiieu uy vtli,
a I 1. . .11. .u
and draft amounts at the U. S. Treasu
ry from 1861 to 1872 inclusive at oo,
104,232,282.84, and the losses at $55,037.
45, upon which The Times justly com
ments as loiiows: m , .
"Thco nrn tmnsaetions involving an
amout of money almost beyond human
comprehension, Jijty-jive mowsuuu, ,nu
; Pfiv-Arino- over eleven vears of
time, and passing through the hands of
three or four thousand different people,
with losses sustained through a lack of-
official integrity, on the part oi tne
Treasurer's appointees of less than one
dollar on the million a percentage so
small as to almost defy calculation, and
infinite less than the loss from the abra
sion of the gold coin paid into and out
of the Treasury during the same time.
It is firmly believed that no parallel
for such succcs can be found in history."
So muchnd so well for the Treasurer's
In summing up. let it be remember-
tvi that, the defalcations in all the de-
... ------n mpnT. lfJ.ir
ceeded by those of one department
under Ruchanan that tne actual.
losses by Grants appointees, ex
ceed his recoveries by a,comparatiyeiy
small sum that 159 of the 198 delaul-
ters were appointees ot his predecessors
that of the six .delinquents in the
army and navy, four are democrats,
and that probably something like the
same proportion obtains as to John-
sou's appointees generally, and tnat
thousands of millions are handled
now where hundreds oi millions
were not handled beiore, and
finally, that the.decrease ot tne ptiDiic
debt from Marcn ist, ieou, u secern
1st, 1871, was $277,211,892.16, and all
i ivi na ft i CI 1 mfn evervwhere must admit
that President Grant's financial admin
istration has been but little less than a
prodigy of success. P-
For the Carolina Era.
Mr. Editor: I see, in the lea,
communications from several counties
recommending Gov. Caldwell as their
choice for re-election, and I am satisfied
that r speak the sentiments of every
Republican in Halifax county, wnen.x
A- V. I nnn Vrl" nnQTl in
say we preier uiiii iu iinj uiuu "
North Carolina. . . rti ,
Everv true Republican in tms btate,
who has watched the course, and ob
served the acts of Gov. Caldwell, can
only come to one conclusion, tnat; ne is
tvio .irht. mnn in the riyht place, he has
proved beyond doubt, that he is fully
qualified to fill the high position he
now occupies.' He has held the reins
of government with a quiet nerve and
steady hand, and couiu not ue.oizuei
at ho trnnir hv threats of impeach-
ment, by ku klux Legislators, or their
man j?Tiaay, josian lunitr, ji.
with r,nv. Pa id well as our standard
bearer, and good reliable and available
canaioaics ior evBi wmvi voiuuh,
need have no fears.
The Republicans have only to worn:
together as one man, and the victory is
ours. . , , - ,.
Mxr ivrr TVlitor. T would sav to the
colored' people all over this broad land,
that this is the year of years for them
to stand up in soud pnaianx agaiu
their enemies, the Conservative-Demo
cratic party. I can assure them that if
their enemies ever get noiuoi me mns
of Government, State and National, a
portion of their freedom will be gone.
If ever the Conservative party in this
State get! a sufiScient majority to alter
the Constitution, they will prescribe
some sort of qualification for voters, as
. a A X A. . 1
in some otner &tats ax present, ior in
stance, under the Fifteenth Amend-
ment, Connecticut exciuaes a,uuu maie
She Island nearly aS many, because
they have not a specified amaontg
citizens because tney cannot reaa;
vyy ,r r r";
1 failure to pay a poll tax ; Missouri
about 9,000, for some cause specified by
law. ' , . . ' w 1
, Now I want the colored people to
know that there is no safety for them
outside the Republican party.
Yours truly, : Halifax.
,For the Carolina Era.
Editor; . As the time .is ap-
proaching when our people will again
be called upon to elect an incumbent
for the Gubernatorial Chair, I know .of
no wiser or better choice for Governor,
than, our present Executive, T. I.
The Republican party will do well to
centre their strengtn on tne proiuuuuu
and' ultimate-achievement of his re
election. . - '.
I think no man of the party lgnoraai.
of these, facts; none but will see : me
nrisHnm nf isiiph a mnrse at tlllS XllliU.
Certainly the safest plan ,to pursue, is
the .one which presents 4 1
avoidance of evil. - : , , . ., , : ,
The selection of good and lannim
men to fill the offices of the btate 13
the only sure guarantee of the prosper
ity ' of its people and their ' 11 Denies ;
and it should De tne aim oi iub:ijwic
of . the State to place in power true,
tried and faithful men , among wnom
Gov. Caldwell is to do jounu; ruuie
thnn from nirmeor motives of self ag
grandisement, or violent partizan feel-
- J! 1 .iK nini.n orlxrintlll
ers, and individuals prompted by love
of greed and inordinate selfishness, to-
for the gratification of feelings and
principles unworthy of any respectable
son oi tne tate, and oi i me iiig
chise secured to him by its Constitu
tion. , ...
I hope the Republican party will
take this view of the matter, and be
unanimous in its tfdoption. And to
Gov. Caldwell's name will be added
also that of our true friend, and firm
adherent of Republican principles, I)r.
Wm. H. Howerton, of Salisbury, as
Secretary of State ; of whose fitness ior
the position there canN be no doubt ; a
true and honest man, a fire-tried Re
publican. 1 1 At'7.
I know of ho two men in the State
whose names would carry asmuch
weight as T. R. Caldwell for Go vendor,
and Dr. AVm. H. Howerton, for Secre
tary of State. .
. a Rowan Republican.
. ; For the Carolina Era.
A Relic of Barbarism.
Mr. Editor : I send you the shoul
der blade of the yellow Tom Cat that
K-illed and eat bv the convicts
when on the point of starvation, in the
penitentiary, and 11 you uuuk, uuu
law of TToses. he will not eive him
tor. vwra more. T will irive vou the
name of the donor for informatioh.
vnii nerhans don't know there is an
tiir.T n.as of nrisoners inside that
stnirnde. The sruard have erot a stock
orio around the cuard room. 16 feet
hiVh. and when thev come off guard
they are put in that pn and locked up
.in'u firno to rm on miard asrain. Mo
ses says it is to keep the prisoners from
takinar charere of them.
Did anv of the directors inform you
tint, a eonvict named Tom had farmed
himself out and gave no bond but
"As the guard don't see it, they say
any more money, to send in some cats.
You shall hear from me again.
A Dear. Lover of Cat.
For tho Carolina Era.
As many friends of the Republican
party have expressed their choice for
the various offices of the State, allow
the privilege of your columns to the
leading Republicans ! of Washington
county to express their's also. We
most heartily recommend our present
Governor to the party for a renomina
tion. His firmness and statesmanship
under the various critical contingencies
which have surrounded him, and his
impartiality under the most trying cir
cumstances deserves our thanks and
support, and ought to. entitle him to
the admiration and favors of all classes
of our citizens regardless of party in
fluences or prejudice. r
As our Governor is from the West,
and our preference under all circum
stances, we must respectfully recom
mend to the favorable consideration of
our friends, Jno. W. Albertsost, of
Perquimans, as every way qualified for
the position of Lieut. Governor.
For Congress, we must heartily en
dorse the Hon. C. L. Cobb, and cherish
the hope that his energy and devotion
alike exercised for his party, State and
section, has been sufficiently satisfacto
ry as to entitle him to the confidence
and support of his friends in every por
tion of his district. He is our choice,
first, last, and all the time.
For the various other offices we have
no particular choice. 1 If they are Re
publicans, honest and competent, it is
all we desire.
The Missouri 'Fraud. A few
weeks ago we printed a letter from a
gentleman holding a prominent posi
tion in Congress, exposing the false
hoods and misrepresentations -in rela
tion to the actual situation of parties in
Missouri which Colonel William M.
Grosvenor, the head and front of the
mmrompnt nrintpil in The New York
Tribune. And now another letter has
been written by an equally responsible
gentleman, over ms.owu mime, cm me
same side. . ,
The last writer John B. Clark, Jr.,
shows that the bolters' movement is
a mere intrigue in favor, of the free
trade party ; that Grosvenor receives a
colorv r.f siv thousand per annum from
that organization, and that, as an effort
to disrupt tne xtepuoiicau pau u tu
stnte it is an utter failure. Mr. Clark
further asserts that there is not a; single
known Republican in the State, who
supported the regular organization in
i R7o who has ahandoned it since : that.
tmrv nearlv all the leadinsr
Kill lAAS W.. ...-. 7 - - - o
Republicans who were in the bolt ot
1S70 have since abandoned that move-
mpnf. Tivn- thirds of the Liberal com
mittee united in the call for the recent
regular convention and participated in
its deliberations. The leaders in the
i R70 Li beral movement were Mr.
Schurz. William M. Grosvenor. Gratz
Brown, Lieutenant Governor Stanard,
rf-v T T T r TT T..-
fcjonn u. vuick, u. x . uyer, o. xi. xuu,
CX. iV. rillKeillUUrg, UCIUU. U.-llCUUCi-
son. ex-Governor Fletcher, Samuel
mm trrm 1
Hays, J . U. Deum ey er, i neoaore
Bruere, T. M. Clements, George R.
Smith and Judge Fyan. j
Now all of these gentlemen, except
the first three, took part in the late
convention. The fact is, Mr. - Schurz
stands almost alone in his present op
position. The Jefferson City conven
tion was a fraud, a snare and a delu
sion. National Republican.
The Labor Platform Resolu
(ions of tfuf Recent Labor
The following comprises, in fullme
resolutions of the recent Labor Con ven- ;,
tiori at Columbus, Ohio, wWch nomi
nated Judge Davis and Joel Parker :
l. We hold that all political power is
inherent in the people, and free govern
ment founded on their authority and
established for their benefit;, that all
citizens are equal in political rights, en
titled to the largest religious and polit
ical liberty compatible with the good
order of society, as also the use and
enioyment of the fruit of their labor
and talents ; and no man, or set of men,
is entitled to exclusive separate emolu
ments and privileges from the Govern
ment, y but in consideration of public
services; and any laws destructive of
these fundamental principle ure yiu.
oufc moral binding force, and should bo
repealed; nnd believing that all evils
resulting from unjust legislation now
affecting the industrial classy can bo
removed by the adoption of the prin
ciples contained in the following dec
laration ; thefore, ; .
irThatit is the dutyoftlh
Government to establish a just stav
dard of distribution of capital and lab.
by providing a purely national c irciil- -ting
medium based on the fa th and
resources of the nation, issued directly
to the people without the intervention
of any system of banking corporations.
which money sua i oe u, ia. -
the payment or all debts, public and
private, and interchangeable, at the
option of the holder, for Government
bonds bearing a rate of interest not to
exceed 3.75 per cent., subject to futu.
legislation by Congress.
2. liesolved, That 'the national deb:
should be paid in good faith according
to the original contract at the earliest
the Government, without
mortgaging the property of the people
and the future earnings of labor to en
rich a few capitalists, at home anu
abroad. . ..
4. liesolved, That justice demanus
that the burdens of government should
be so adjusted as to bear equally on all
classes and interests; and that the ex
emption from taxation of Government
bonds bearing extortionate rate of in
terest is a violation of all just revenue
laws. ) ; .. ...
ft. Resolved, hat the public lanus oi
the United States belong to the people,
and should not be sold to individual
nor granted to corporations, but should
be held as a sacred trust for the benefit
of the people, and should be granted
free of cost to landless settlers only, in
amounts not exceeding 1C0 acres of
laG? 'Resolved' That Congress should
modify the tariff so as to admit, free,
such articles of common use as we can
neither produce nor grow, aiul lay du
ties for revenue mainly upon articles
of luxury, and such artictcs of manu
facture as, we having the nui- material
in abundance, -will assist in further de
veloping the resources of the country.
7. Resolved, That the presence in our
country of Chinese laborers imported
bv capitalists in large numbers for ser
vile use, is an evil entailing want anu
its consequent train of m scry and
crime upon all classes of the (American,
people, and should be prohibited by
8. Resolved, That we ask for the en
actment of a law by which all mecnai:
ics and day laborers employed by or on
behalf of the Government, wueurei w.
rectlyor indirectly, through person,
the State, shall conform to the reduced
standard of eight hours a dajf recently
i j,it rvmorf'M for the national
employees, and also for an amendment
A y a " it yn V. . niHnj null
trtWn hv which all laborers
hanie emnloved at tneir
. . ...
shall conform to the same number i
hours. mi L I,. i i
T--r..7 Thnt tho enlifrlitencd
spirit of the age demands thoi abolition
of the system of contract labor in our
prisons and other reformatory lnsti'.n-
10.! Resolved, That the proectlf;n of
life, liberty and property are jtho three
cardinal principles of govern ipent, and
. ' 4- ! j- ihn lilt-
the first two-more tsaereci man mo sui
ter : therefore, money necessary for pros
ecuting wars, should, as it is required,
be assessed and collected from the
wealth of the country, and not entailed :
as a burden on posterity.
11. Resolved, 'mat it is me uuiy
the government to so exercise its power
OVCr raiiruaua tvnv '-iVjt-"i'"; i
tious that they shall not in arty case b--privileged
to exact such (rates o:
freightf transportation or charges by
,i?iL-nf.vpr mime, as mav bear unduly
W liaicivw 1 i ; ,
or inequitable upon either producer o;
consumer. i .
,o nolw7 Thnt. there should h?
Lsucfi reform in tho Civil Service of the .
I - -a - A. m-w t 1 1 MAtkl r v I k
National Government ass vu
it beyond all partisan influence, and
place it in tne cnarge aim uiiua m
direction of intelligent and competent
bisineasmen. , . .
13. Resolved, That as notn History
and experience teach us that power
ever seeks to perpetuate itself by any
and all means at Its command, and that
its prolonged possession in the hand
of one person is always dangerous to
tho liberty of a free people, and believ
ing, too, tbat the spirit of our organic
laws and the stability and safetv of our
free institutions are best obeyed on the
one hand and secured on the othcr.by a
regular constitutional change-in thv
chief of the country at each quadren
nial election, therefore, we are in favor
of limiting the occupancy of tho Presi
dential chair to one term.
141 Resolved. That we are in iavor i
otinir frcnprnl amnestvand rebiori:
. . , , . .
the Union at once on the basis ot
equality of rights and privileges to all;
the impartial administration of Justice
being the only truo nonu oi i
bind the States together and
people of the Government.
Congressional Districts The fol
lowing are the Congressional Districts
as laid off by an act of the General As
sembly : .
quimans, Gates, Chowan, iicrtiora, njuf,
lieaufort, Pitt, Pamlico, Bertie, Martin,
Washington, Tyrrell and Dare.
2d. Edgecombe, Wilson, Green, Wavnt,
Lenoir, Jones, Craven, Northampton, ar
ren and Halifax. r .
3dJ Onslow, Duplin, Sampson, Harnett,
Cumberland, Bladen, Columbus, Brun--
wiefc, New Hanover, Carteret anu juooiu.
4th. Johnston, Wake, Chatham; Orange,
Granville, Franklin and Na.sh. h .
5th. Ilandolpn, Davidson, uuiuoru, vi
mance, Person," Caswell, Rockingham,
and Stokes. , 1 . I t
Cth. Robeson,. Montgomery, lllichmonu,
Anson, Stanly, Cabarrus, Union, Mecklen
burg, Gaston, Lincom and Catawba.
7th. Forsythe, Surry, Yadkin, Davie.Row
an, Iredell, Alexander, Wilkes,! Alleghany,
Ashe and Watauga. i ,
8th. Caldwell, Burke, Cleveland, Mitch
ell, Yancey, McDowell, Transylvania, Bun
combe, Madison, Haywood, Jackson, Swain,
Macon, Clay, Graham, Cherokee, Ruther
ford, Polk and Henderson.
wvi ho nnnirnemuiu vnm. .v