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The Gorcmor and his-Duties.
me action or; the Governor in refer
ence to the penal and charitable Insti
tutions of the State has received com
A . a m
menis ana criticisms which seem to
demand a notice in these columns.
Believing as we do, that Gov. Caldwell
honestly desires to maintain the integ
rity oi me Jbxecutive Department of
the Government against the encroach
ments of the Legislature, in the inter-
t-sts of civil liberty, he will receive the
endorsement not only of this journal,
hut of the law-abiding people of North
Carolina. The people have willed tlmt
the three Departments of government,
executive, Legislative and Judicial,
shall be forever kept seperate and dis
tinct from each. They have entrusted
the Executive Department to the keep
ing of Gov. Caldwell. He cannot
allow it to be encroached upon without
betraying the trust. If heshould allow
me legislative Jjepartment to assume
powera which, according to the deci
sions of the Supreme Court, are vested
in the Executive he would le unworthy
of his position.
Let us recur brieily to the facts of the
case. It is well known that the Demo
iTatic and Conservative parties, by an
overwhelming majority, carried the
State in the 1870. As soon as the Gen
end Assembly met it began what may
well be termed a raid uion the Execu
tive Department of the Government.
It kept this up in almost every conceiv
able form during a long and memora
ble session. In 1871 the people were
appealed to, and they gave a rebuke
vhich should not yet be forgotten. But
the Executive Department bided its
time. It used no violence. It trod
down the rights of no one. About the
middle of last month a ease was deci
ded in the Supreme Court which drew
the line between the Executive and
Legislative duties of the State govern
ment. The limits of the two Depart-
7 r j
readily admitted. The conclusion at
tempted to be drawn is that the Gov
ernor Is bound to supply them with
State funds under his control to enable
them to hold their illegally acquired
offices. If this is so he must contradict
his own act and deed. If this be s, ho
cannot recognize the officers whom it
is admitted he legally and properly ap
pointed, j -
- "When the illegally appointed officers
held over after demand, they placed
themselves in the rcrong. It is the duty
of the Governor to maintain the Exec
utive Department.of the Government.
The. people demand this. Reason, 'jus
tice, good government all require) it.
The shout of the mob may chim in
with the denunciations now heaped
upon the Governor of North Carolina
for what ho believes to be an honest
discharge of the duties of his office, but
the people will sustain him. IfJ in
this contest, between the lawfuf- gov
ernmentof the State and wrong doers,
the public press and public sentiment
worn nrnnrrlv dirrctrd "" " tin wronsr
t 4 , o
doers no offense is meant by the
term would soon retire. There would
then be no necessity of putting any bne
upon half rations or sending any bne
home. The. people have seen quitq as
much resistance to lawful authority of
late as thev desire to see. They de
mand obedience to the laws and to law
iREPUBLICAN MEETING' '
1 Mass Mcding; in Duplip-nii
The Republicans of Duplin jWnty
assembled in force at Kenansyilkj at
the Court House, in Convention agree
ably to the call of the Republican Exe-
"The Pcnileniiary Imbroglio"
Governor Caldwell has been advised
by learned counsel and is, of opinion
that he has the power under the recent
decision of the Supreme Court
Clark vs. Stanly, to appoint direc
in our State institutions and corpora
tions, and refuses to recognize those
persons holding unjder Legislative jap
Iointment as legally in power. lie
has appointed a board of Directors of
the Penitentiary and paid them moneyT
inr nt wrru sr rlpiirlv lnfinrl ihnt tiwv for the support of the. prisoners. The
could not be mistaken. It was beyond
tloubt that tho Legislature had occu
pied large territories which indisputa
bly belonged to the Executive. Gov.
Caldwell either had to allow this en
croachment or take steps to avoid it.
. .Ho preferred the latter.
The Court, in the case of Clark and
others rs. Stanly. and others, decide
that the General Assembly can in no
case create an offieeand fill It. This, in
fact, is an express provision of theCon-.-titutionj
It further decides that the
General Assembly had created the
office of Appointors of Railroad Direc
tors, and had filled it; that the Legis
lature had thereby violated the Const!
tution, and had encroached upon the
duties of the Executive, and that their
action was null and void. . This decision
virtually settles all cases of a similar
character. The General Assembly had
abolished the office of Directors and
created that of Trustees of the Deaf and
Dumb Institution and filled the same.
Legislative beard refused to vacate dml
notified the Governor that they had
only five days rations on hand. Before
the five days expired the board 'ap
pointed by the Governor appeared at the
gates of the Penitentiary with an amply
supply of food for the prisoners which
they offered to deliver to the old board.
Although the old board had notified
the Governor that the prisoners had
been put on half rations, and a propo
sition had been made to call a public
meeting to denounce the Governor Tor
"starving the prisoners," THE OLD
HOARD REFUSED TO RECEIVE
THE PROVISIONS 1
The President of the old board noti
fied Governor Caldwell that they wre
willing to surrender the institution,
whenever it was decided by the Courts
that they wero not the legal directors,
and yet when the Governor proposed
to make up a caso in the nature of cuo
ftnityJcQwardice aud unutterableiu-
t fanjy which could, paly spring from a
party, Claiming air the rfvirtue and in
telligence' and onlyAiinlfestingmalice,
incapacity and greecU-V ! r,: ,
J ! Jteolvedy That in, Hbn Thmas Set
tleyofRockihgham,, we recognize ' tt
kiliampiofv peculiarly fitted ".to." bear the
tJifvrmpi 'at T?fmnMTA'rr?s'tTf i ie nnmi
Mr. Enoch Hill was called 4o the '"-victory in the cmnlriY Gubernatorial
Chair, and 2fx. Amos McCulloch wasr j Contest and thd! delegates to the State
requested to act as Secretary,. The rol 1 -Convent ion aco hereby instructed to
of Townships was called.' cflch'Towri-1 support him as thafirst choice of the
ship being fullv representee!,'-' trpoh -Republicans of, Guilford for Governor.
which a permanent organization "tvas V Too resolutions - Vere unanimously
effected, and the folloinir'6ff1cers cho- ('adopted
sen:: Enoch Hill, President;" SJiade j i The. following geiitlenieh were ap-
Connor. Moses Wilson and -Thomas f pointed delegates to attend the State
Wilson, Vice-Presidents : and Amos i Convention :
McCulloeh as Secretary. Delegates fc Hon. A' WTourgt?, Tho. B Keogh,
State Convention, Irving''-' Beeirian1, . W P Heath, David ftodgiui Wm. Fen
Shade Conner. Delegates District trrssR Y- Davis Eti Horney, John
Convention, Enoch Hill and Ames Mci- Holt, AbneiS Holtanc Daniel Welker,
Culloch. 3Iessrs, Shade Connor, Ifvihg !'ES Dean, AH Lk?jl?y, Fred. Smith,
Pearsall, and Amo3 Dobson wereapv
pointed a. Committee to draft resolu
tions. During "the retirement of thr?
Committee, G. P. Rourk, Esq., of Wil
mington, addressed the Convention in
a speech replete with unanswerable ar
gument levelling sturdy blows at the
ku klux , Democracy and imparting a
spirit of undourtded enthusiasm among
his hearers. Mr. Rourk was succeeded
by Edgar Miller. Esq., also of Wilming
ton, who laid bare Jefore the people
the masked hypocrisy of the ku klux
Democracy, dwelling with convincing
force upon the successful achievements
of the National Republican party. Mr.
Millers excellent speech was brought
to a close by the appearance of the
Committee, who submitted the follow
ing i resolutions, which were unani
mously adopted : ' !
Whereas, The Republican party of
Duplin county are firmly bound togeth
er and united in one determined pha
lanx against the aggressions and en
croachments of the ku klux Democra
cy; and, whereas, we are determined to
make one errand effort to rank Duplin
county as one of the triumphantly fore
most under the Republican banner.
liesoived. That we unqualifaecuy en
dorse and approve, with the most cheer-'
ml satisfaction, the administration oi
President Grant, and declare him as
our nrst and last choice lor tne re-nomination
td the Presidency.
JiesolvecL Thtxt the delegates to the
Congressional District' Convention be
and are hereby, 'instructed to cast their
votes for Hon. Allan Rutherford for
rxtUrMVu Vl-lr-freirilr .Tnrrinn A ri
ders Oil Elred, Orpheus McAaoo, jJtjgn
McCulloeh, and Obed C Anthony. ,,'
A resolution was adopted inviting all
Republicans from Guilford who attend
the State Convention to join the dele
gation and appear as delegates. ; The
Chairman appointed a committee to
report names of delegates to attend the
Congressional Convention.: The com
mittee made the following report which
was u nan i mously adopted : f , , i ; .
Geo. Wm. Welker, Chesley A Lewis,
Charles Albright, AC Murrow, T C
Starbuck, Joseph Hoskins, Thos. M
The Convention was addressed by
Hon. Jacob T Brown, T.B Keogh and
It was resolved that the proceedings
of the meeting be published in The New
North State and The Era.
DAVID HODGIN, Ch,m.
Leo. M. Arnold, Sec'y - ;
Hope Township, Chatham Ccnnfy.
"The meeting was organized by call
ing W. P.-Holt, Esq., to the Chair, and
appointing WJM. Longr' as Secretary:,
Kelly Mitchell, Esq., explained -the
viujvruL ul me meeung lo appoint .ueie
gates to a county Convention, to be
held in " Pittsboro on the SOth March.
On motion, the Chair appointed the
following, nanjed gentlemen to' draft
resolutions for the consideration of the
meeting to witt J. B. Long,'- Ji II;
Barges,-B. Biirges, H. R.'Ellis,-Aaron
Scott, Tyra Johnson Renty. Womble,
Kelly Mitchell, J.-N. Mitchell, J. E.
Bell, Daniel Mathes. ,
and then reported the following 'reso-
. -". i i i
luiiuijs wiiicn were unununousiy atiopi-
edj . ., . n - ' ... ; .. .... ,-t;,
'Resolved? That we the Republicans
of New Hope Township' having ' the
Utmost confidence in the abilkv and
integrity of R. Odd well, dp hereby i
$rYfir'c '"fot-rtr ifhliu fnz .Governor i
in August next. ... , t , r
1 Resolved, That we are for IT. 8J Grant
for President of the - United Statejf
against all others. ; -u; ;, U
; The meeting was addressed in a bold
and enthusiastic manner by Kelly
Mitchell and J. B. Long, Esqrs:1 '
- Kelly Mitchell, J. fE Bell, (Aaron
Scott,. Jesse, Horton, Thomas B urges
and J. B. Long, being requested to at
tend Pittsboro on the 30th March, the
. W. P. HOLT, Chairman.
W. M. LONG, Secretary.
The Chairman- having beent called
from the meeting, Dr. L W. Jones was
called to the Chair When Col. Long in
troduced" the 1 following- ' reselutiontt
'which' wer6 adopted:- , H - s hu?; I'r;
r Resolved: That ; we recommend .Dr..
:W, H. Howerton, of Rowan county, as
an eminently suitable person to receive
the nomination,' for : Secretary of State.
RemlvedTlmt otir distinguished fel
low citizen, Hon.-Jaines s G. IlamsajT,
is einhietly suited to represent the in
terests of this District in the next Na
tional Congress, and that we recom
mend his nomination therefor, in the
District Convention, t' - . ' . I , r
Resoli'edThai theARepublicans .o:
county desire the nomination of
Hargrove,-of Granville, for
Attorney General. or u - i ;
On motion,- the? meeting adjourned, j
ti, "T,:fL w..joVESj:i ;;
;-. . . .Chairman.
CoK T. L
tcarranto. submit it for judgment at
Spring Term of Wake Court, and carry
Theyid tho same thing in regard to it by appeal to the next Term of the
the Insane Asylum and Penitentiary. Supreme Court tne oiaooara looerec
These cases arc clearly within the deci- ojnized in the meantime and receive such
sion in the case of Clark and Stanly, sums of money for the support of the
and are settled by it. It would be useless prisoners Lc, as they require,)
illn v in irn tlirniio-h f ho form of another OLD BOARD llLr LS-kJJ
suit. It will hardly be questioned that
the Trustees and Directors of the penal
aryl charitable institutions of J.he State
are officers. If we admit and this was
decided that Appointors of Railroad
CEDE TO THE ARRANGEMENT!
The fact is, all this clamor in regaj-d
to the Governor's right to appoint was
gotten up to create Democratic pary
capital. Th&good of the State and the
been lost sight of in the effort to retain
thfi snoils in the hands of the .demo
cratic board, and all these appeals io
the passions' are but the clap-trap ma
rhinerv of dcsicrnincr politicians and
C W M.
Directors are officers, we are compelled proper support of the prisoners, has
to admit that Directors of the Peniten
tiary and Trustees of the Asylums arc
The same section of the Constitution
which prohibits the General Assembly
from creating an offieeand then filling
it authorises and requires the Govern
or, by and with the advice and consent
of the Senate, to nominate all officers
whose appointments are not otherwise
provided for. By subsequent statute the
Governor is authorized to fill all va
cancies that may happen in the Boards
aforesaid without the advice and con
sent of the Senate. This statute brings
the appointments by the Governor
within the exception, "unless otherwise
provided for,' and they may be made
without the consent of the Senate. It
is true that tho Court, in the opinion
in the case of Clark and Stanly, say, that
the expression, ".unless otherwise pro
vided for means " unless otherwise
provided for in this Constitution."
This,-however, is obiter dictum, not
necessary to the decision in that case,
not decided in the case, and altogether
untenable. To abide by decisions has
become a maxim in our jurisprudence,
but no one has ever claimed mat ornter
dicta are binding as law. ' J
if must be and is admitted by the le
, rojrt thnf according to the
decision in the case,of Clark and Stan
ly the acts of the General Assembly ap
.!. and Directors are
pointing j-iuov -
unconstitutional and - void, and that
the '.persons tfius illegally appointed
are liable to be removed. It must be,
and is al admitted that the Governor
had the -right to commission other
Trusted ' and Directors to take the
places of those illegally appointed by
fne General Assembly. It is c femed
other hand tnai iuq mBj
and -Directors are
St. Patricks day was celebrated in
nlcndid stvle by the sons of Erin in
this city on Monday evening last.
They gave a magnificent banquet at
the Yarboro House which passed off
in a manner entirely satisfactory to all
present. It was a feast of
flow of soul " in the highest sense
the word. The table was loaded with
the choicest Viands and many excellent
speeches were made, and many patri
otic songs were sung. All honor o
the Irish, that noble hearted and gen
erous people, of whom it has been
said 44 They have successfully fought
the battles of every country Jbut their
own." Let us hope that in the , course
of time and events old Ireland will yt
take the place among the nations of trie
earth to which she lis, entitled by the
laws of nature and of nature's God.
-i-rfA onri t hat their acta
valid until toy are legally removed.
This fa not denied or doubted All
the authorities quoted to prove this are
Going! Goxe!! -A certain veracious
Democratic editor west of Raleigli,
whose chief business for two years past
has been to make war upon the "Brin
die-tails" seems to be relenting. He
now seems to be willing to receive to
his own embraces such "Briftdle-tailsf
Congressman, from this district.
Resolved, That our delegates to the
Strife Convention, at Raleigh be, and
are hereby instructed to cast their votes
for the Hon. O. 11. Dockery for the ol-
fice of Governor. "
"The Convention then adjourned with
three cheers for Gen. Grant, old New
Ha mush ire and the National Repub
The Republicans in Guilford met in
Convention at the Rooms of the Grant
Club in Greensboro, last Thursday af
ternoon. Every township in the coun
ty was represented, which speaks well
for the efficiency of the organization by
townships and argues that, as the cam
mign advances, the organization, will
be still better.
Hon. David Hodgin was called to the
Chair and Geo. M Arnold was made
Secretary. , j
John A. Pritche.tt, Chairman of the
Committee on resolutions, made tho
Resolved, That we regard the Na
tional -Republican party, as the only
hope for a safe, economic and just act
ministration of the government and
pledge it our heartiest support. Its
success means to every Southern Re
publican peace and prosperity its de
feat, ruin, anarchy and assassination.
liesoived, That we heartily commend
and endorse the patriotism and devo
tion to the best interests of the State
and Nation of the Republican members
of our Congressianal delegation.
liesoived, That every attempt to de
stroy . the .unity and integrity of the
Republican party or to impair its suc
cess in'the coming election, is actually
a movement in favor of the Ku Klux
Klau, -tends to reproduce -its horrors
and rekindle its smouldering fires. I
Resolved, That we heartily comment!
the action of Gov. Caldwell hi refusing
to lend the sanction of his high office
to the unholy purpose of the unscru
pulous partizan zeolots who constituted
tho mrjority of the late Legislature, in
their treasonable attempts to subvert
the Constitution of the State and tram
ple upon the liberties of her citizens, j
liesQlrca, mat tne itepuoncans oi
Guilford.- in common with the law-
abiding peo'ple of the entire South owe
a - ff A? A. .11.1. . ! ... .3 .
to resiueni Ajrrani a ueoi ui gramuuc
which no devotion can repay, support
ed and .sustained by a patriotic majori
ty iq' Congress, his duty has been per
formed with a promptness and hrmness
which has made his name a terror to
midnight assassins secured our lives
and liberties from the bloody tyranny
of the ma.sk and the dagger and saved
the nation from incipient treason and
we believe that the future peace- pros
perity aud safety of the South emphat
ically demands his re-election.
Resolved, That the action oi the con
servative Legislature, in repealing the
act of April, 18G9, which made it a mis
demeanor to go disguised with intent
to terrify, and made the commission of
any crime while thus disguised a felc-
nv is an overwhelming, reiutation oi
former denials of Ku KliUkism, a clear
assumption of the parentage of tho
Klan, an unmistakable endowment oi
its infamous acts. And we firmly be
lieve this repeal to have been the des
perate act. of guitty conspirators to.
shield themselves and their fellows
from the impending punishment which
Pursuant to motion the Republicans
of Rowan held a meeting in the Court
House in Salisbury.on the 16th inst. t
On motion of , Dr. W. H. Howerton,
Hon. James G. , Ramsay was unani
mously, chosen to act as Chairman, and
Dr. Geo. B. Ponlson as Secretary.
In his usual terse and vigorous man-X whereas,
ner the -Chairman, explained the objeot
of the meeting. .
Qn motion of I. W. Jones, a coram itr
tee of fi ve was appointed to draft reso
lutions A committee of .five persons
was accordingly appointed, and retired
for the purpose or performing the du
ties assigned. ; ;
During the a6sence of the Committee
on resolutions the ; audience called for
a speech from the Hon. James G. Ram
say, to which call he responded in a
After an absence of half an hour ihe
Committee returned to the Court room
in tho Aanonai anu. uiL,,,i r,i,,. ' ...u;,,u ...v.-,
nngthe preyentjeiir. -v-
preference, for thos-e .T.K.-& v. t.
At a public meeting of the Republi
cans of Caldwell county held m the
Court House in Lenoir on Saturday,
the 9th day of March, 1872, the follow
ing proceedings were had and resolu
tions adopted, to wit :
On motion of C. C. Jones, Major R.
B. Bogle was called to the chair and
Smith II. Powell requested to act as
secretary of the meeting. ,
The object of the meeting was then
explained by j. u. Jones, wno saia
that the Republican party of Caldwell
county desired to give expression to
their views in regard to the approach
ing contest of pr
be entered upon
State elections du
and to indicate our
ers in some of the more, important offi- in ii0" f, in re?Pon 1
, r. k ti 'i k inng io a can ior
of the United States and the State of
On motion of C. C. Jones, the chair
man appointed the following commit
tee of five to draft resolutions to be'
be submitted for the action of the meet
;C. C. Jones, J. M. Estes, Hosea Brad
ford, G. W. Livingston, and Lewis S.
Harris,- who retired for that purpose.
The committee, after a brief absence,
reported through their chairman, C. C.
Jones, the following resolutions : ! ;
Resolved, That we, a portion of the
Republican party of Caldwell county,
do resolve and declare,
1. That; we most heartily endorse and
approve the administration of U. S.
Grant, President of the United States,
and declare that ho is our first choice
to be voted for as the next President,
in November next, and we sincerely
believe lie is the choice of ninety-nine.
as Lyman Trumbull, Gratz Brown and their atrocious crimes so richly deserv
Carl Schurz. He will then be no longer ed. ' '-,-.;: p
of any service to his friends. Othello's Resolved, That .we, commend the
u f " .... T . , course of our fellow-Citizens, who, hav
occupation will be gone. Let all good ing thoughtlessly followed the lead of
people curse the man who seems to be traitorous partisans and become identi
ready to pfay Hicks with the Democ- fied with that crowning villainy of civ
racy. Who would ever have thought L1? nity theiku klnx klan have
r ' , ,., . . . b had the boldness and manhdod to come
that Hannibal would entertain propo- forwartl and denounCQ its $nfamies. t
sitions of surrender to the Brindle- . Resolved. That the brutal treatment
of vital importance to the. peace and
welfare of -the country, and especially
that of the Southern States.
2. That we heartily approve the ad
ministration of tho Executive duties
of North Carolina, by .our present able
and patriotic Governor, Tod R. Cald
well, and we hereby pledge him,. if
nominated for the office of Governor by
the Republican State Convention to' be
held in Raleigh on the 17th Of April,
1872, our earnest and willing support,
and that he is our first choice, for Gov-,
ernor. , - , ; "
3. That we hereby express as the
sense of the. Republicans of Caldwell
county, and declare that-Rufus L. Pat
terson, of Forsy the county, is our first
choice for Lieutenant Governor, while
we recognize the claims of many other
distinguished Republicans in the State,
s eminently qualified for that position,
and we pledge our undivided and
hearty support of the nominees by the
Republican Convention of the ticket
selected as the standard bearer of the
Union Republican party, believing as
we do, that none but honest and capa
ble men will recti ye a- nomination to
4. That the Chairman of this meet
ing appoint three persons to represent
as delegates the Republican party of
Caldwell, in the State nominating Con
vention in. Raleigh, on the 17th April
next, and In case no . one attends, that
Hon. Lewis Hanes, editor ofTirfeERA,
is hereby authorized and requested to
represent Culd well county in said Con
vention. . . :;'
5.That this meeting endorse The
Era newspaper, as an able advocate of
Republicanism and justice, in North
Carolina, and wo do recommend as
many Republicans as can do so to sub
scribe for said paper. " ' : -;
Under the 4th resolution the Chair
man "appointed the following named
persons delegates to the" nominating
Convention, 17th Aprils tiz: J. M.
EstesEsq.y David Moore, Esq .y "and-
a wtate convention to
be held in Raleighon the 17th of April,
declare their adherence now, as hereto
fore, to the great principles of Republi
canism, and , ., . ,
.Resolve, 1st. . That the Administra
tion of President Grant, has been emi
nently successful in consumating the
work of re-construction ;, in practicing
economy; in maintaining , inviolate,
the public credit ; reducing the public
debt, expenditures and taxation; in
regulating and reforming the civil ser
vice ; executing the laws ; protecting
loyal citizens against violence and out
rage, aud all glasses in their rights; in
its prompt investigation and punish
ment of malfeasance in office; in sub
mitting toarbitratioh our claims against
the English Government; in its gene
ral pacific relations with foreign na
tions ; in fulfilling itirpledges to remove
political disabilities as the spirit of dis
loyalty- shall die out : and in having
At: a meeting held In- Boon
Township, Johnson Co., I N C, On Sat
urday, lOth March, 1872, , on motion,
Franklin Phillips, Esq., was call to the
Chair, and John T." Rains hraa made
Secretary. 3 - - - 'I' ;r
' - The Chairrxiah addressed the meeting
by f briefly stating - the object of the
meeting. After which, the meeting
proceeded to elect a Township Execu
tive Committee, and appoint delegates
to the County Convention to be held at
Smithfield, on 26th March, 18J2. -
.The following preamble and resolu
tions were offered by Dr. James lllay
and unanimously adopted by the meet
ing':- 'i .--- w ;;5- .i- a,
. whereas, The uemocratic-uonser-vative
-party "so called" did in tho
canvass of .1870 promise the people re
trenchment and reform in the manage
ment of the affairs ' of the State ; and,
instead of retrenchment and
reform the expenses of the government
of the State have been nearly doubled;
and, whereas, the people have; been
and are now overburdened by taxation
caused and la'd by the "so called' Con
servative party, by the useless and un
necessary long stay at Raleigh of the
''so-called" Legislature composed most
ly of "upstart and ignorent boys" who
knevv nothing about Legislatnre and
cared less ; and, wrhereas, they promis
ed, if elected, that peace should prevail
in the State by a rigid enforcement of
the laws made to punish disguised as
sassins comonly known as ku klux.
Instead of the enforcement of the laws
in this respect, they repealed the laws
to shield themselves'1 and their follow
ers from the impending punishment
which their attrocious crimes so richly
deserved; and, whereas, this ignorant,
disloyal and ? trifling Democratic-Conservative
Legislature did nothing to
allay the strife and contention between
the people of, the State. But - on the
other hand did all they could to widen
the breech and cause unnecessary agita
tion by electing a banned traitor to the
United States' Senate, and electing to
an important office one Moses A. Bled
soe who favored raisins: the black flag
during the rebellion, but who refused
to risk his ow,n carcass under any flag.
Thus plainly showing that the "so-called"
Conservative party is nothing but
the old "bumb proof" Secession party
of 1861; and, whereas, these self-styled
patriots ,hypocritesand demagogues did
have much ' to say about the public
printing in the last canvass, and prom
ised reform. Unstead of retrenchment
and reform they gave the printing to
an office that! attempted to cheat the
State out of a ! large amount of money.
And after this was proven,1 gave the
ministration , our national , debt has
been reduced, confidence- restored, and ,
our national cret! unplaced beyond qties-
tion.- r':;yu'i - .-i :is. ,.(,:?.;.:..;.
! 2d.4 That'we.do hereby "cordially en- u
. I 4 1 T T T JL Tl 1 - r -r.
tor arid that his un wearing and persis
tant efforts Jn; calling the attention of'
Congress to' th cixistanee of a secret and M
treiisohable ; organization ' i extending
inrougnoui. .ooutnern states, and y
his services in devising effectual meas- !
ures for the suppression and extermina
tion of the same ; entitles' him ;to the '
tltflnks of the nr!on " . i ! if;: .. - .:
pd. That . we cheerfully endorse the
administration of Goy-. Tod RJ Cald
well, aud tender; to Mm , our gniteful "
thanks for his efforts In behalf of peace, ' ,
and recommend j him to the Renubli
Cans of North Carolina as a. fit and suitr .
able person forMhe ! nomination for
Governor, and hereby Instruct our del
egates in the State Convention to be '
held iii RaleisrhJonI thel7th t)f Anrll i
next, to vote for him for said position . ;
auimans county, is our liWt'bndlce ilTr '
Lieutenant Governor,. a man'" of the'
people, by the people, ; and for the peo- ,
pie of great ability and "devoted to tho
interest of the State. . ;M ;J '
5th. That W. A. Moore, of Washing? ,
ton county, is jur first choice for Attor- '
ney General he is a true and tried -Republican
and a gentleman of great legal
ability.-; : f.-..ly 5S ! r
6th. That having confidence ; in the
Republicanism of D. M. D. Lindsey, of
Perquimans county, a man who was a '
Republican when it took men of iron r
will and . indomitable courage l to de-
clare themselves in faver of Republl-
can principles. We hereby recommend ;
him to the Republicans of the 1st Dis
trict of North Carolina, as a fit and
suitable person and'one well qualified'
tn ronrpspnf. thlaHist.rirt in tho noTt
Congress of the United States. I .
Which upon motion was adonted. ' h
On motion of George Sears the Chair-!
man appointed the following as dele
gates to the State Convention, viz : . E. ,
F. Baxter, James II. Ferebce, .W. Ai,
Ft Stoikston and Wiii. G. Thomas, and
on motion of Jonn Sampson tho Chair
man and Secretary was added to the :
list of delegates. . ?7 ; - . i
On motion of James II.:Ferebee the;
Chairman' appointed the following as;
the County Executive Committee: '',
James H. Ferebee,: E. F. Baxter,, Wm.
A. Powers, Edmund Wilson, W. A. F.
Stoikston, W. G. Thomas, George SJ
Vanslyck and Thomas Chapell, and on
motion of Albert Shaw the Chairman1 '
and Secretary was added to the Com
mittee. ' - - i- j' !' j !
On motion of James IU'erebee, Col.
D. M. D. Lindsey was appointed proxy
to cast the vote of the county in tho
Staie j Convention 1 Provided noneof
the delegates appointed from the coun
ty are not present. ' ' .'. j j
On motion of Miles Dixon the Secre
tary was requested to send a copy of
the proceedings of the meeting to tho
North Carolina Era with a request to
publish. ' I
On motion, the 'meeting apjourned.
THOS. G. M UN DEN, Ch'n.
Frank It. Sears, Sec'y. 1 l i
Norflfffiinf A noneto enforce against the j concern ; and, whereas, this self-styled
sition, and we regard hh re-election as
" On motion of C. C Jones,-
Resolved. vThat the proceedings
will of the people; and tneretore it has
justified our support; warrants the en
dorsement of the country, and calls for
Gen Grant's nomination and're-elec-tion
to the Presidecjcy of the United
States. . ......
Resolved, 2d. That Governor Tod It.
Caldwell having given us a faithful and
honest administrate 'of th State Gov
ernment earnest and efficient to brings
to justice, offenders against society, the
laws and credit of the State; bold in
withstanding unconstitutional legisla
tion ; right in callingto his aid just and
upright councillors ; wise in appoint
ing to office, men of capacity, honesty
auxl Ioyaflty ; and generally successful
in the discharge of the duties of his
office, notwithstanding the impedi
ment of a reckless, violent, treacherous
and revolutionary Legislature : for
these and other eminent services, we
commend him to the cordial support of
all good men throughout the State.
, Resolved M. That we arraign the pre
sent Legislature for its unconstitutional
Legislation ; its usurpation el Jtsecu- ,
tivc prerogatives ; its want of self-res- j
pect in refusing to investigate charges j
against its own members ; its disregard
of the rights of the people in denying
them the right of petition ; lor gerry-1
mandering the State "In the apportion- f
ment of Senatorial districts ; for its
fraud, its corruption, its ultra partizan
and prescriptive" spirit, its covert de-j
fense of Kuklux outrages. For. these, j
among other good reosons we call upon
the good people of the State everywhere j
to set the seal of their condemnation I
upon them. ' I
Resolved, 4th.. That Hon. John Pool, !
Hon.lC. L. Cobb and Hon. Charles R. i
Thomas. Senator and Representatives
from North Cafolina. having rendered
faithful and efficient services ; to the
State and the ' nation have won the
gratitude of all-right thinking men,.
Conservative party have shown iby
these and a thousand other mean and
eontemptable ! acts to te unworthy of
the support of all law-abiding and good
eitizens therefore, - j I
, Resolved, That we, the people: of
Boon Hill Township regardless! of
tions, and we invite the Union men of
1 1861, whether they formerly belonged
to the Whig' or Democratic party,' ton
klux party of North Carolina, com-. I nritv. l,v V
monly. known by the "brindle. tail appjlcd
party, wm not support - any nut true
Union Republicans in the coming etee-
ltEADIKtt TIEB; IlANDWRITINd.
The Chicago Timei tha leading Den i ;
ocratic organ of Hie Northwest, thu :
refers to -the defeat of its party in New
"The defeat is abundantly compensa-
ted by the moral which it affords. This,
moral is embodied in the obvious de-i
duction that the Democratic party alone
stands noshadowof a chance to prevent
the re-election of Grant. Tho-most .
hopelessly pig-headed Bourbon in tho
party must now recognize the fad that
the Democratic candidate for President
could not carry morr than one-third of
the electoral vote,? I ' " i
The.JYmes, however, affects to cherish (
the-hope that, "the country may be
rescued from Imperialism" a 'Demo-'
eratic way of expressing the hope that
Grant may be' beaten, by a combina
tion of all the soreheads, Democratic !
and otherwise. ; But it stamps the
hopeless character of the' effort by its
admissions. The idea that a party 1
commanding two-thirds of the, electo
ral vote may bo converted into a min-i
the disaffection of a few uis-
that a party coin-:
name" of Conservative-Democrat icj uaUI"S H'1 "'uru .man-.w inmi may,
party ''"N-"" " ' v vtmvriui iu ti auajuriiy oy uiesc.
- Rwlrcdhnt our pr ont Governor, j isolated acc4osis.js rather too prepo-,
Tod R. Caldwell, has U-.i tried and i tc.ro"s Jt..w yet doub.Mul whctln r it
found true tp all Union men and true j will have any action at all. ;
to the besfc interest of all the citizens of i It, niut be ttnlncntly inspiring tf, the
North Carolina. .Therefore he is our J and hie of tho i)emocracy tk U
first choice for Governor. ' - ! ! th' etvVP'. M their.
Resolved. That Htm. Tluw. Settle is i eauuig orgaiw, iiuu im-jr purvy suii us,
our first Choice for Unit
tar, and we will do ail
toi ftf Rnn... I not a ghost of a chance of carrying the
it-, 'fin u. t--ii-rv Presidential election, and that its oi.lv
e fan io cai rv , .... . " , . i , -
snauow fr np iwh in. ino nrnvai oi
recniits t wiio never .ome,- If. ;Ncw
Ilainp.-ihire.inforot's.tlK' firvt. lesson, it
al?o: ciu phut teal ly Vlz.es lw second. If
it teaches that Dcmoocu-y is practically
defunct, it kIiows that it can get no new
i :eeeHsicis. -If i
the Legislature so as to elect hirn to
that high position.
Resolved, That we recomn'iend'a:iour
standard barer of this district the name
of 2Iaj. W. A.- Smithy believing: he
would tlo the people more good TServiee i uu 11 V. V
in Congress than any man in theState,'5 '"P;,1 from publu-aji
as helms never failed of success in what- H there wei-oanj-s.ack
erer he undertook to do, we know that
he would be elected by a large majority.
FRANK'N PHILLIPS, Ch'n.
John T. Rains; Sec'y. ... ' ,
DrJJi: vv. Jones movei that the
Chairman appQint a suitable number of
delegates to attend, the Republican
State Convention - in j vRaleigh on the
17th of April, whereupon the following
. r .1. ii . ..I , .
leuiieiiey miujug iv puiiiicans u
brcUK up and reorganize, rt would hav
: shown itself in New Hampshire. ''.'And
-yet in what was only a preliniinai
.',; : contest, without the consolidating, t i.
, ergy and force of, a national campaign,
the Republican party stood together in
-' 1 l .! , ,1 , ,.T. X . 1 t -A
In accordance with previous an- j V , iisfUA c, !a . I?
nonncement'the RepubliJims of Curri-! wf.S l)liLafSL!2 r, ! JI!"
tni-k- rnnntv ' nssomhlpd--' nt'lht Cwrt.t r ' f";s-icyiuu 1'iuiuiy
reiul the handwriting on the wall. -At-
House, on the 13th of March, for the . " T
purpose oi appointing aeiegates to the - ).'. " v .; m - , ....
State Convention. 4 ., . . , .. . . """
On mtion ' of Jamels H. Ferebee. Ah Irishman took a contract to dir a
and the endorsement of ;the people, of Chairman of the County Executive ! public well.' When he had dug down
theState. ' V- j ; " " A Committed, Thos. G. Munden, our es-I about twenty-five feet, . he came one
teemed and efficient Post Master and morning and found it, caved In. filled
nre tried Republican, was caned to the nearly to tne , top. 'at looKed cau
Fame. To be abused by. the new$-
1 ' J i.j-.w-mvAm r A V aT
naners. ana nave hiuu-bw uawwu
i r ....
after yon. i ; r : ;"
andyWholesale starvation of the prison
ers in tho State -.Penitentiary by Con-:
servative officers ahd conlractors, and
the failure ef a Conservative majority
in the Legislature, - to - notice and con
demn such conduct is an act of inhu-
and other Republicans papers copy.
On .motion of C. C. Jones, the . Chair
man of this meeting, 'Maj.;R. B.' Bogle,
was aobointed adelecate to the State
f Republican Convention in Raleigh, 17th
' On motion the meeting adjourned
sine die. s '- : -' , ; :
i;;, .... viij B. BOGLE. Chairman. 1
" SiiiTir IL J'pwbll, Secretary .
" .Ib'axk.ixq Entebprise. We learn that a
Savings IJank will be organized add pat in
Operation. v6ry soon in Cbiirlottce.
A -A. A. . AJ , VX, J-T. -1IAjA.A. U,
James Smith, Peter Hargrave, Colonel
Thomas B Long, f Dr. G. B. Poulson ,
Frank Moring, Rev W. J. . Moore,
John A. Ramsayi Pinkney Hall, Harry
Cowan.' A. J. Phillips, E. S. Pl Lippard,
John Rl Potts, Cumby FJlis, Jacob
Po we, "Wiley Bean, Noah Peeler, Kiah
Fisher, " Jesse P- .Wiseman; Robert H..
Broadfield. George Pinkston, -Wiley
Dpdge, Allen Rose and A. LClitrke. ?
On motion the name of Hon. James
G. Ramav' was addedl to: the -list of
1 delegates,; &
Chair; and Frank, Sears appointed Sec- i tiously around"" and' saw that nobody
retary, the Chairman in a few appro-1 was near, then took; off his hat and
priato remarks explained the bject of i coat 1 hung : themy on i.the windlass,
the meeting. .- MV iff ? - ,s ss ! crawled into some bushes ard awaited ,
' On motion pf fy)Ison .. Dogin, the the result. ; In a short time thecitizens
Chairman wareVested .'to.appoin't-'.a J discovered that the well had caved in, .'"
Committee of six toTeport resolMtions , andiseeing Pat's hat and coat on the-
for the consideration- of the meeting, windlass, they supposed that he was at -tfie
Chairman appointed- the following , the bottom of the excavation. -1 Only a
as thejomnytteo, viz: "John Sampson, i few hours, brisk digging. .cleared, the
Gecrge Sears, Samuel , Simmoris,,MireA X loose earth from the well," and just as '
Dixon, Albert Sixain and Jaeob Poyner. ' the eager citizens had reached the bot
In a short time the Committee reported tom and were wondering where- tho
the following resolutions: . iA: body was, Pat came out of the bpshes
Resolved ltt That we. approve of and 'andood naturedly thanked , them for ,
cordially endorse the administration of ' relieving him of' a "s6rry job." Some
T . JI X a. - : . 1 . , . I . r Ii a. a A - 1 . ' . . - A - 1 I A.
jrresiueui vjrraiiir auu , uieuge- iiuu our, ox tne tirea aiggers were uisgusieu, uut,
support in the future, as he has hkd it
in Ihe past and.' that it is a matter of
I gratification to ua - that under his ad-
the fokef was too good to allow any
thing more than tho. hearty laugh that;