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Official Organ of the United States.
Office. In tb Standard " building, East side Tf
THURSDAY, APRIL 11th, 1872.
Mr. IIanes having retired, The
Era, until further notice, will be un
der my centrol. ''''".'."
J. C. Ioqan Harris.'
. We publish the proceedings of a
number of public meetings in our issue
of to-day, to the exclusion of editorial
and other matter. J
Those who may desire to subscribe
for The Era will have an opportunity
of sending their subscriptions by dele
gates who attend the State Convention.
-Terms for one year Tri-Weekly, three
dollars: Weekly, one dollar. The sub-
scription rates are so low that the pa
is within the reach f everybody.
What delegate will bring us the largest
number of subscribers?
Secretary Boutwell makes a good
show for the preceding month. He an
nounces that the National Debt has been
decreased during that time $15,481,908
C4. This is nearly double the average
reduction of the last three years. Total
reduction since 4th March, 18G9, is
S315.131.730. ' Tax payers will not for-
tret that the taxes have been reduced
two hundred millions since the inau
guration of President Grant. Fifty
millions more will be taken off
the present Congress adjourns,
better evidence can the people
of an economical, honest, and faithful
The Sentinel accounts for the hostility
of C. L. Harris and his son, to the Ku
Klux Democracy, because the late Ku
Klux General Assembly reduced the
salary of the Superintendent of Public
W'orks from $2400 to $300 per annum,
and abolished the clerkship to the of
fice of Superintendent of Public Works.
The editor of The SentineV is pleased
to judge C. Li. Harris and son, by him
self. Accepting this version as the
true one, we cannot be wrong when
we inform the public that Josiah Tur
ner, Jr., is a Ku Klux and a Democrat,
because his party allowed him to steal
,833,33 from the State under the cover
of the letter m. An examination into
the robbery showed such rapid progress
in the Democratic art of stealing, that
The Sentinel office,, was, a second time,
contracted with, to execute the State
Whiskey. The Congressional Ways
and Means Committee have decided to
report a bill to consolidate the tax on
whiskey at sixty-five cents per gallon,
and make the tax on tohacco uniform
at twenty cents per pound. The oner
ous provisions now in force relative to
the distillation of pt- -
movfvi- who desire to engage in
the manufacture of spirituous liquors,
can do so. The only revenue to be col
lected by the government will be the
sixty-five cents on each gallon.
It is to be hoped that this bill will
pass at once. It will simplify the liq
uor laws very much, and raise more
revenue for the government. The uni
form tax of twenty cents on tobacco
will be of great advantage to manufac
tures, and will raise additional reve
nue. Our Representatives in Congress
will be derelict in their duty if they do
not support this bill.
Election Law Unconstitutional
Speaking of the election law The
Charlotte Democrat says: - '
We see that some of the Republican pa
pers are complaining because, as they J say,
the law requires each voter to vote in the
Township in which he resides, and with a
ballot printed or written on white paper and
without device. No registration allowed on
day of election. - J
We have no objection to the above pro
visions, for we are in fayor of guarding the
ballot box against fraud in every, possible
We care nothing about the restric
tion to tchite paper and without device.
There are few voters who can be fooled
Into voting a ticket other than jthat
which they desire to vote. We opject
to a violation of the Constitution for
use" the Liberal Convention for the pur
pose of defeating the Republican party.
It is almost certain that candidates will
be nominated for "President and Vice-
President. The controlling spirits of
the Converition will be made up of
men whose Republicanism consists in
a morbid desire to defeat President
Grant, superinduced by a refusal to ap
point the individual or somo friend to
office. It matters not that men whose
heads have grown grey in the advocacy
of Republican principles should attend
this Convention. Its acts are in the
interest of theDemocraticparty, though
disguised under the cloak of Liberal
Republicanism. The -Republican par
ty is to be overthrown to satisfy
handful of Liberal-Repulicans who are
dissatisfied with President Grant.
": There are few men in this State who
any purpose; especially when that(vio- can be deceived by this Liberal move
lation is parable, outraereous. and is ex- ment. We warn our readers that the
pected to mate votes ior tne uemo-
Section seven of the election law is
as follows: I
No elector shall be entitled to register or
vote in any other precinct or townsbp than
tho one in which he is an actual and pona
fide resident on the day of election, and
certificate of registation shall be given j
. Article six, section one of the Consti
tution is as follows; .
Every male person born in the United
States, and every male person who has been
naturalized, twenty-one years old, oij up
ward, who shall have resided in this jState
twelve months next preceding the election,
and thirty days in the county in which he
offers to vote, shall be deemed an elector.
The restriction laid down . by the
Constitution is confined to the county
not the toicnship. A residence in the
State of twelve months and thirty jlays
in the county, makes the elector a voter
anywhere inside the limits of his county.
It wasnot Intended that suffrage should
be restricted to the township. Ifuch
had been the intention, the following
words or others , of similar im port,
would have been added to sectior one
of article six as quoted above : -.
"And no elector shall vote in any. precinct
or township than the one in which he is an
actual and bona fide resident on the day. of
success of the Cincinnati ticket is the
death-knell of the Republican party
and the speedy resurrection of the Ku
Klux organization. President Grant
is the hope of the South. His defeat
sounds the tocsin for renewed outrage
and murder, and Mecanizes the South
ern States. : '
The addition of this sentence would
Speech of Hon. Z. B. Vance, at
This effort of Gov. Vance has been
hnralded forth as the campaign docu
ment of the Ku Klux Democracy.
We welcome it as such. As an ora
torical effort, it is " stale, flat and un
profitable." But as a defense and apol
orv for the Ku Klux. it is all heart
could desire. Hear him !
If white women and children had found
that protection and safety, which they ought
ever to find in christian communities, you
would have seen no misguided'young men
goaded by desperation, to commit horrible
outrages by night or day. if there had been
no damnable union leagues, there would have
been no damnable JcuJrfnr. Continued ap
This sounds equal to the Sodom and
Gomorralf speech in Raleigh, in 1868.
But how does all this tally with the
late repentant Governor?
Eighteen months ago this same man
began in a quiet, subdued tone to com
have given the Legislature authority plain of the violence of certain leaders
which that body, in violation of their, of his party. At last he secretly ap
oaths, presumed to exercise by ignor4 plied for pardon under his own name,
Inrr one of the plainest pro visions of If would his friends believe it?) Then
the Constitution. It is as plain as the he went on to Washington City, and
Sun at meridian, that the attempt to
restrict suffrage by compelling each
elector to vote in the
he resides, is a gross
violation of section one, article six, of
the Constitution. I
This unwarrantable act of the Leg
islature was committed in the interest
of the Democratic party.
that party with a direct and flagrant
violation of the Constitution. Will
Democrat or any other opposition paper
upon the organic law of the btate e
want no dodging of this question. What
Democratic luminary will come to! the
defense of the Legislature?
We could not be guilty of the supreme
folly of giving "permission to Democrats to
steal as much as they can get their hands
on," when it is notorious that The Era's
political friends have already stolen every
thing in the State without permission, and
have swept the platter clean. 2fews.
"Why not tell the truth and inform
your readers that leading Democrats
robbed the State of more than Three
Thousand Dollars under the cover of
the letter m T It appears of record that
the political friends of The Era did
leave something for the Democratic
The Liberal Republican Convent
as it is cajled, meets in Cincinnati
Wednesday, the first day of May.
acts of this Convention may redound
to the good of the Republic ; and they
may serve to bolster up the sinking
cause of Democracy, which will endan-
. -a a In
ger tne peace ana prosperity oi itne
There can be no doubt that those who
issueclthe call for this assemblage (ex
pected and intended that it should be
a Mass Convention, which would adopt
a platform embodying certain princi
ples upon which.the affairs of the Ra
tional Government should be admipis
tered and certain needed reforms inau
gurated for the purification of the Cvil
Service of the Government. The adop
tion or a piatiorm or this Kind as a
guidance for the National Republican
Convention which meets in Philadel
phia on the 5th of June next, was, j no
uoupt, an the signers oi tne call ex
pected and desired should be done.
The call for the Convention was origi
nally issued in the interest of tho Re-
there passed as almost a Radical ! His
trickery and deception was detected.
He fails to get his seat; He sees his
State and party greatly damaged by
the course his inordinate ambition has
led him to pursue ; and now all at once,
tie goes back to his wallow, and we
have his dirty speech at Statesville !
The purpose is manifest. Vance has
lost caste with his own party. He now
seeks to renew their obligations to him
hr frfwali 7Pnl in n. filier TX
.aniens to j.iuueii,the banner county of
the old Henry lay Whigs, and there
pours out his wrath, vents his spleen
and hellish hate of all that is Republi
can, to an audience gotten up for the
occasion. But it won't do. Times have
changed since 18G8. The People, (thank
God!) are at last beginning to think
and act for themselves. They see
peace and prosperity almost within
their grasp. Naught mars the prospect
but the renewal of the cowardly Ku
Klux, and these Gen. Grant and the
American masses are determined to
put down. Let the hero of two lost
fields understand this at once, and act
" Alas 1 Poor Yorick !"
How have the mighty fallen !
: i Uow Long ?
The Daily News of Thursday, the
28th, at the conclusion of . an article
headed . "More Persecution," asks the
questions, will this war upon the peo
ple of North Carolina never cease ?
How long shall the land .mourn' V'?
In the first place we deny the charge
that the lav-abiding citizens of North
Carolina have ever been treated other
wise than as good Citizens of a generous
and forbearing Government. The "per
secutions" of which" The .News com
plains consist only in . .bringing to
speedy justice some of the most dam
nable and( blood-thirsty villains that
ever cursed any civilized country. j
v.- I .
;! ' ;V' For the Carolina Era.
,WiIson County. "- f
; -At a meeting of tho' Republicans of
Wilson county held at the Court House
on Saturday the 30th instant, on mo
tion, Alvin ijagly was elected Chair
man, and P. H. Robins .Secretary.
The following resolutions were pre
sented, and oil motion, adopted: ..
' ; Resolved 1st. That we endorse the ad
ministration of President Grant as be
ing eminently wise and just, and es
pecially his efforts to put down lawless
ness in our land ; the faithful collection
of the revenue, the reduction of the
public debt, and taxation, are .some
of the fruits of his administration, and
eminently entitle him to our ; support,
Davis, Peter Davis, Anthony Davis and
" Trent Township 7 Geo Nunn arid
DEIiEGATES TO'DISTRICT CONVENTION :
1 Wm F Loftin, Stephen Lassiter, Wm
w JN Hunter and J N Parker,
On motion, the resolutions arid re
commendations of delegates were unan
imously adopted. Hons R W King and
v j?' iiortin, of ljenoir, ana lion is o
Hardy, of Greene, were called upon",
and each spoke for nearly . an hour in
their usual able and eloquent manner,
carrying" conviction with every word,
and producing- confusion in the ranks
of the already disorganized Democratic
party. They reviewed trie past reeoru
of the Democratic-Ku Klux party, no
ticing- its many acts of fraud and cor
ruption, and cautioned the people that
The government of the United States, believing that his re-election will con- they should beware in ever trusting
and of North Carolina, make no war tribute to the peace and prosperity of the administration of our government
ia) a party nun iius ever ruieu tu ium.
They showed, most clearly, to the mind
of every one, the great blessings that
have been secured them by the Repub
lican party. It is impossible to.give
anything like a synopsis of the Honor
able gentlemens remarks. They were
heartily received, and highly appre
ciated. ; r' Vs ' " ' ';;- J
) A Monroe, Esq., . was called " upon
and responded in a short, but appro
priate speech, r. ,
On motion, it was
Iiesolved, That any -Republican voter
of Lenoir, county, who shall be in
Raleigh on the day the Convention is
held, is hereby declared a delgate ap
pointed by this Convention.
Resolved, That the proceedings of
this Convention be sent to The Caro
lina Era, New Beriie Times, and
Goldsboro News for publication, and
that other s Republican papers in the
upon their peaceable citizens. If the
arrest and punishment of bad and de
signing men, and the protection oi all
good citizens in the enjoyment of life,
liberty and the pursuit of happiness,
const itute ihe " persecutions " of which
The News complains, then the readers
and partisans of that sheet will have
cause of complaint so long as Grant is
at the head of the general government,
and Republicanism-is triumphant in
North Carolina. , r-
The land will cease to mourn when
the-howl of Hhe Ku Klux demons is
hushed in bur border, and the guilty
leaders shall have been visited with
the severest penalty of the law.
The organs of the Ku Klux have
apologized! and defended the traitors
and subverters of good .government
from the inception of the organization
to. the present. It is natural that they
him to the District Convention for
position he so worthily fills.
i 4. That the delegates appointed by
this Convention are hereby instructed
should. The people will not trust any to cast the vote of this county for Gov-
2. That Governor Tod R. Caldwell
deserves the thanks of the good citi
zens of the State, for his j faithful and
honest administration of the State Gov
ernment, his labors in behalf of law
and order, in refusing to be a party to
the acts of a Revolutionary Legisla
ture, that attempted to call an uncon
stitutional Convention ;in trying to
build up the credit, and good name of
our State, these and many other ser
vices, entitle him to our cordial sup
port, and we recommend him ; to the
Republican State Convention , as our
first choice for the nomination of Gov
ernor. '. ' "
3. That we are proud of our repre
entative, Hon. C. R. Thomas, who
represents us in the Congress of the
United States, for in him we recognize
a working Republican, fa statesman
fullv alive to the interest of his constit
uents and country, and we recommend State be requested to publish the same.
On motion, the Convention adjourn
ed. WM. J. POPE, Chm'n.
W. A. Croom,
man or men who daily apologize for
abuse the National govern
ment for protecting its citizens.
The proscription and intolorence of
the Democratic party is astounding.
No freedoin of speech is allowed any
member ofj that organization that does
not tally with Ku Klux doctrine. This
fact is evidenced by the vile attacks
which have been made upon the Edi
tors of TheStatesville American, by the
Ku Klux Press. The robbery commit
ted bv the State Printer goes unde
nounced by the. Democratic Press; but
free men are not allowed to advocate
such principles as their judgment dic
tates are for the good of the Nation ;
provided, such principles are Republi
can and not Democratic, without being
denounced, yillified, and slandered like
Democrats thought, no doubt, that
thev could' intimidate the Editors of
The American. They reckoned with
out their host ; and we are glad to see
that journal denouncing, in merited
terms, the curs and tarriers that have
been barking and snapping at the heels
of decent people. The day of intimi
dation is over in. this State. Ku Klux
are no longer feared. The peopl
enjoy liberty as free men.
ernor xoa lu uaiaweii, at tne Ktate
Convention and for Hon. C. R. Thomas
at the District Congressional Conven
tion, j ": . '
5. That the chairman! of this meet
ing appoint five delegates to attend the
State and District Conventions.
" On motion the ci airman appointed
G W Stanton,- Solomon Lamm, Ste
phen Eason, Jerry Bullock and Peter
Rountree, delegates to the State Con
vention, and James ..Wiggins, G W
Stanton, and Hilliard Rountree, dele
gates to the Congressional District Con
vention. ; Moved that the proceedings be re
ported to The Goldsboro News, with
request that Republican papers
throughout the State copy.
On motion the meeting adjourned.
. j ALVIN BAGLEY, Chm'n. r
P. 1. Robins, Sec'y. .
For tho Carolina Era.
The Republicans of Chowan county
assembled in Convention at the Court
House in Edenton dn Saturday, March
30th, 1872. on motion, Augustus JU.
Moore, Esq., was called to the chair,
and Mr. CM.-Manning was requested
to act as secretary. -d
The object of the
ry. The chairman then explained 'tho
object of the (meeting in a short ami
On motion, a committee of eight was
appointed to recomend the names of
delegates to the State and District Con- 1
ventions. . While the committee was
out tho meeting was entertained by B.
R. Hinnant, Esq., in his usual and enw
phatic manner in denouncing the
frauds'and corruption recently imposed
upon the people of the State by the re
trenchment and reform Democratic Ku
Klux. Ha was repeatedly and loudly
cheered. I ' ' . !
The committee to recomme'nd names
of delegates "reported through H. II.
f Hare, Esq., as follows: - f
Wm 11 .Lancaster, a w uuncan, iua
rion Parish, John M Stevenson, Benj
Godwin, R W Stevens, Ashley Barber,
W G Gallioiv Jeremiah Lee, N G Bare
foot, JB Parish,. JJ Stafford, M Biz
zell, Danl Herring, Robt Massingill,
L Tool. Wm R Stanley, Littleton Lee, .
J B Alford, Solomon Burtsill, Smith
Brooks, Jethro Thaln, P T Massey, J
H Cotter, Geo Atkinson, Dr Jas Hay,
William P . Raifdrd.: Wm Rains, D H
Graves, Hardy Pilkinton, Daniel Sel
lers, David Atkinson,, B R Hinnant,
Ruffin Ballance, Abel Hinton, S W
Woody, W Stancell, R D Christian,
Rraddock Pearce, Bishop Hicks, Lov-
On motion, the names of delegates
were requested to be sent to the Secre-
tary or Ktate Hixecuii ve uommiuee. .
Loud calls being made for Maj. Wm.
A. Smith, he arose and made one of his
happiest efforts. He defended all hon
est officials and denounced frauds and
corruption generally; and especially
of that most honest, yes, reverend watch
dog of the treasury, in relation to tho
State printing, j His remarks were re
ceived with hearty applause.
The meeting then adjourned.
! B. PvJ HINNANT, Chm'n.
Jno. D. Massey, Sec'y. j v
Eldridge, Henry .Dennis, Jonn 11
'London Barnes, Franklin Phil-
Bryant A Williams and . W A
For the Carolina Kra.
Wilkes Couityv 1
According to1 previous notice, the
Republican Convention for the county
of Wilkes, met! at the Court House in
Wilkesboro' ori the 80th day ofMarcli,
1872, and organized by the appointment
of Hon. S. P. Smith, Chairman, and
meeting: was ex- Mai. James H. Foote, Secretary. Af-
plained by the chairman in a few ap- ter an explanation of the meeting by
propriate remarks, and on motion, the the Chairman, ja, committee of five on
following committee was appointed to resolutions was! appointed by theChnir-
J. C. Logan Harris. This gentle
man now assumes tne editorial duties
of the Raleigh Carolina Era, with
which journal he has been connected
for some time past as Local Editor. In
him the ku klux sheets will find an an
tagonist worthy of their metal his
Republicanism is unquestionable, he is
no " new convert." we nave known
him personally and intimately from
the birth of the Republican party in
this State. Under his guidance, we are
confident that The Era will commit
no political blunder. Wilmington Post.
The election which occurred in this
State on Monday, the first, resulted
in a complete victory for the Republi
cans. We give full returns as follows :
' VOTE BY COUNTIES (COMPLETE).
. Hub- Gil- Har-
State Printer to steal, t. e. $3,338.38
L . The News has convinced the public that publican party. If it turns out that
Its vehement rantings about fraud and the object sought by those who may
corruption is only skin deep a feint attend the Convention, is the success of
to direct the attention of the people the National Union Republican party,
from the roguery and rascality of Ku in that case, the assembling of delegates
Klux Democrats ; and that stealing from the several States, will beofser
when committed by Democrats will vice to the party; but if theConven-
not be denounced or exposed by that tion is to be made up and controlled by
paper. s That such a journal has the the personal enemies of
confidence of any portion of the honest
masses, we do not believe.
- 5,5G8 4,783
Temp. Ij. Itef.
The Carolina Era. Mr. Harris is
a gentleman much younger than Mr.
Hanesa good and forcible writer and
his Republicanism is undoubted. He
adopts no half way measures. We like
his style of journalism. Our only, fear
is that he may be too rash and impul
sive, yet we Deiieve newill take no
umbrage because we say so. The po
sition he occupies is a laborious one and
we know Mr. Harris will bring to the
performance of his newly assumed du
ties all the energies of his intellect.
Republicans demand a good party or
gan at the State Capital. We have no
doubt Mr. Harris will fulfil the expec
tations of the party. We wish him ev
ery success in his enlarged field.
Greensboro1 Neio North State.
For the parolina Era.
According to previous notice a very
large number of Republicans assembled
in the Court House in Kinston, Lenoir
county, on Saturday, the 30th of March,
On motion, Wm J Pope, Esq., was
called to the chair, and J H Parker and
W A Croom were appointed secreta
The chairman explained the object
of the meeting to be for the purpose of
appointing delegates to the State Con-
eigh on the 17th day of April next, and
to appoint delegates to the Congression
al District Convention when held.
On motion, the chairman appointed
the following gentlemen as a commit
tee to prepare resolutions expressive of
the sense of the meeting, and to recom
mend delegates to the State and Dis
trict Convention, to wit :- E F Cox, W
W N Hunter, Stephen Lassiter, L H
Aldridge, Homer Borden, F. Thomas,
Anthony Blount, Lewis King, Abram
McKov. Ed Priarden. James Warters.
and James Wood, who retired.
Hon Joseph Dixon 01 ureene, being
E resent was called upon, and responded
riefly in his usual eloquent manner.
Wm A Coleman and A J Loftin, Esqs.,
being present, were also called upon,
and responded in a few well-timed and
appropriate remarks, fully endorsing
the great National Republican party.
The committee on resolutions, &c,
returned and reported thd following :
Resolved, The we, tne republicans of
Lenoir county, in Convention assem
bled, do endorse the administration
of the soldier and patriot U. S. Grant,
draft resolutions, viz : Wm. R. Haugh-
ton, P. K. Jones and W. P. McFarland.
The- committee, through their chair
man, reported the following preamble
and resolutions, which were unani
mously received and adopted :
Whereas, The time has arrived for
the reorganization of the Republican
party in the county of Chowan, and
cherishing, as we do to-day,. a patriotic
man, viz: it. . uryan, A. n. Myers,
Thomas J. Dula, Esq., II. Hays and
R. P. Booe. During the absence of the
committee, F. T. Walser, Esq.', editor
of The National Republican, at AVins
ton, N. C, wasj loudly, called for, who
rose and addressed the large assembly
present, in eloquent and stirriug terms.
The committee on resolutions then
made the following report to-wit: 'Tho
and honorable pride in the past history Republicans of j Wilkes county i Con-
01 this great JNationai party 01 ireeaom vention assembled, ao
and progress, be it Resolve 1st. That we declare and jaf-
Resolved, That we fully appreciate firm our adherence to the principles of
XI A 1! J JI J I i A 1 1 -T-. t 1 1 a
uie great questions now presenieu 10 me great national atepuoiican party.
the country, the most of which are the
outgrowth of the late civil war, and
standing in the full and undisputed
right of American citizenship, we can
never consign the past with its event
ful memories to oblivion, or forget, as
an idle dream, the true lessons of
patriotism and loyalty contained' in its
toflpmncrq. ' .
Resolved, That we heartily endorse
the administration of Gov Caldwell,
and approve of his course in opposition
to the unconstitutional usurpations of
2. That Gen. I Grant as President of
the United States, has given us an hon
est and faithful administration, and
that his re-nomination and re-election
is .of vital importance to the loyal peo-j
pie of the whole country, and more es-
pecially of thej South. That the old'
ticket of Gmn tin nrl fVilf- i our oloit ,
first and last, j
3. That we fully endorse tho admin
istration of Goy. Tod R. Caldwell, wsho
has no nobly borne himself as a patriqt
and statesman in preserving constitu
tional law amid the strongest and most
Resolved, That the arbitrary and par- determined onsets made by the domi
;rrn n n4-n fhn (lJnnwil . A 1 I i A. " ll T ? - 1 - J 1
which recently adjourned, cannot but
be condemned by all honest men, and
proves conclusively that the !em
ocratic party cannot with safety be
trusted with the management of the
State government, as it is Influenced
more by prejudice than the public wel
fare. ; '
Resolved, That we believe that the
government of the United States does
possess and ought to exercise sufficient throughout the State, and that his
ana ample power to protect every ents and virtues entitle him . to
nant party in the Legislature to
down our old land-marks.
4. That the Republicans of I Wil
county owe to Hon. O. II. Dockerv. of
Richmond county, a debt of errant udc
for his efforts during the summer cam
paign among us, who by his eloquent
appeals to the people defeated Conven
tion bill and infused a spirit of renewed
devotion among our citiztns to pre-?
serve peace and promote prosperity
American citizen in the free expression highest position at the hand of our
of his sentiments, in the untrammeled fellow-citizens. " i ' i
exercise of the ballot, in the fullest en- 5. That we recocrniza D. M. FurohpH.
joyment of his property, and in the ab- Esq., of Iredell Icounty, as a true lit-.
solute safety of his person; and while publican and an able defender of bur
we cherish such an opinion we can principles, and that he is our first choice
nave no hesitation in expressm ourg
heartieit thanlcs to every itepublican in
the Halls of Congress, who sustained
I A. A t . V T
uy nis vote tne passage oi a law guar-
and especially his noble efforts to put anteeing fuller aifo su?er protection to
We see that Lewis Hanes has vaca
ted the editorial tripod of The Era
and that J. C. L. Harris, Esq., succeeds
him. The new editor has had experi
ence and possesses the ability to make
the paper what a State organ should
bebold, outspoken, vigorous and ag
gressive, we have laith to believe
that we will now have a live paper at
the State Capital. Elizabeth City North
Grant, in that case, the acts of the Con
vention will be in the interest of De-
The men who toil were utterly ignor
ed by the late Ku Klux General As
sembly. They were forgotten by the
kuklux party, and will not be thought
of until the tax list Is presented and
. the election canvass begins. Beside the
folly that marks the Acts of the late
Assembly, how grandly 13 revealed the
fact that the Republican party Is the
only political organization that res
' peefs and honors, for their worth and
integrity, the toiling masses of this
great Republic! The greatest boon
ever vouchsafed to the laboring men of
North Carolina, Is contained in that
Article of our State Constitution which
guarantees a Homestead to every man.
This provision of the Constitution is
mocracy, and must be so regarded by thirty votes, and is elected by the peo-
Republicans. I pie. The Republicans control both
- The death of Vallandigham, of Ohio, branches of the Legislature, and have
was also the death of the "New De- forty majority on joint ballot. A Re-
partus" as originated with that gen- publican U. S." Senator to be elected
tleman. In the search for some hobby next Winter, is secured.
by which to attain pof, the newest
Jewell over Hubbard, 1.940
Jewell's majorityxvjr til, 30
vThe vote is less by two thousand
than that of 1871. when Gov. Jewell
was elected by one hundred. It will
De seen that his majority over Mr. . Tttp. Ratf.tp.tt f.i? a irr . j n. L.
Hubbard is nineteen hundred and forty. Harris has become managing editor of
The Constitution of Connecticut re- ine -"aieign -ia, ana is a wonny sue-
quires a majority Of all the rotes Cast to frnm in,irnnlit,V rlnf ,V Mr. TTnrris la
elect. JUT. JCWell leads the field by nnnhlonnH o-mnpfnl writer WPll nnst
A- 1 1 J1 J 1 I J1 1 1. . 1 !
ea in pontics ana governmeuiai unairs,
and no man is better qualihea to con
departure of the Democratic party, is
the Passive Policy suggested by The
Republican, published at St. Louis,
Missouri. It is admitted by the lead
ers of the Democracy, that the Demo
cratic party, sailing under its true col
ors, has not the slightest hope.for suc
cess. . What then is to be done? The
Republican suggests that the Democrat
ic party make no nominations for
President or Vice-President; encour
age Liberal Republicans who are op-
Is the outgrowth of honest Republican posed to the renomination and re-elec-
principles. It is the development of tion of President Grant, to meet and
the Republican party, whose principles nominate candidates for President arid
seek the "greatest good for the greatest Vice-President; when this shall have
number." Working men see this been done, it Is hoped enough Repub
they feel It and the indications are, licans will support the nominees of the
that they are everywhere ready to re- Liberals, with the unanimous support
nounce fealty to the old Democratic of the .pcwsi re Democratic party, to de
Aristocracy, and take their places in feat Grant and elect a majority of the
tho Republican party, where, oy incii- memoers 01 me ijongress.
oftnn and of right, they belong. - There Is a deposition and purpose to
Right Spirit. We appreciate the feel
ings pf those kind friends who have given
expression to fears that we shall be injured
pecuniarily and in our business" for the ex
ercise of a" manly principle, the inherent
and legal right of all ; and that we would
jnake enemies of former friends. This all,
may come to pass, if any so will it. We can
only say that, in taking our course, we have
not measured results by dollars and cents;
and friendships that can be so easily severed
are hardly worth preserving. Statesville
An honest people, who love liber
ty, will sustain our cotemporary. The
proscription of the Radical Democracy
cannot stifle public opinion as it has
done in the past ; neither can it crush
truth to the earth to.rise no more. Tie
American Is to be honored for its stand
on the side of Liberty and Right. The
people are sovereign and will sustain
true Republican principles, as advoca
ted by The American.
duct the leading Republican paper at
the State Capital, the jura is oouna
to increase in public favor as its merits
become known among the people as
an exponent or itepuDiican principles
and an advocate of the public welfare.
Statesville American. "
Whitewashing. The Neics gave notice
the other day that a . reporter would visit
the Penitentiary on a certain day. For
some reason unknown .to us, the reporter
did not put in an appearance on the day
set apart, but went on Wednesday last. Of
course the black flag management had all
things in. readiness for a whitewashing re
port, and we have a fair sample of such; a
report in tho JVeics of Thursday last. Giv
ing notice of a visit and then postpone it,
is paterning after ; -, who always
sent deserters word that he would "be after
them on a certain day. He caught no de
serters. The 2?ews will find everything to
praise and nothing to condemn by -giving
previous notice of th- visits of its reporter.
Nash County Gold Mines. After ex
pending $40,000, developing the long aban
doned Portls. gold mine, in Nash county,
Col. Sturges, a Northern man, has struck a
new vein which is likelyto yield some mil
lions ofdollars of the "filthv needful."
South, and that, we recommend his re-
nomination, ana pledge him our hear
ty and undivided support.
. Resolved, That we endorse the action
of the Republican members of the Con
gress of tne United States for the pas
sage of the several acts protecting life
and property of loyal citizens, and for
a 1 - ' j. e ,J . 1 jft
tne punisiimtJiit 01 uisuist itjions
whom our State laws were unable to
Resolved, That we endorse the ad
ministration of our . noble and fearless
Governor, Tod R. Caldwell, especially
in his firm stand in opposition to the
lawless and unconstitutional Conven
we recommena his renomination.
Resolved, That the able and faithful
manner in which Hon I C R Thomas
has discharged his duties as Represen
tative from this District in the present
Congress, entitles him to the confidence
of the Republicans of this county.
Resolved, That we heartily approve
and endorse the course of our true and
efficient Senator, R W King and Rep-
Resolved, That in the approaching
campaign it is the duty of every Ke-
to represent the people of this ! District
in the next Congress, and that our del
egates bea instructed to cast the vote of
our county for him at the District Con
6. That we cordially endorse, the ac
tion of our Senator in Congress, Hon.
John Pool, whd so fearlessly holds tlm
a c x i t Ail f
1 i: A At 1 1 i"l j. 1 lit
puuiicnii to wotk ior ine prosperity ana nasr 01 our country in natinnsr ior tne
success of the Republican party, and rierhts and freedom of our neonle frOni
we do hereby instruct our delegates to Ku Klux cruelties and oppression, j
the State Convention to vote for no 7. That while! we shall feel bound to
man, as a candidate for any office, in support our whole State ticket,: wo. will
the gift of the peeple of N6rth Caroli- be especially pleased to unite on Col.
na. who is not standinar to-dav fairly T. L. HareroveJ of Granville rnnntv.
and surely . upon the Republican plat- for Attorney General, and Dr. Wm. 11.
form. HowertOn. of Rowan count v. for So-
Resolved, That the administration of retary of State, j . : I I
President Grant, by its just and eco- 8. That we recommend to our fellow
nomical management of the national citizens The National Republican news.
finances, and its steady reduction of the paper published at Winston, N. C, by
;onstitutionai ojiyen- national debt ; by its wise ceiiduct of Frederick T. Walser, as a bold and able
last summer, ana that foreign affairs, especially in securing advocate of our fire-tried principles.
iia rpn nm mntmn r. j x . i 1 1 j . . 1
au iioiioraoie aim auvaniaguous auiust- auu uesurvingour most extensive j pat
i. T i 1 rv ,j. ' j 1 f a A 1 l I
mem, oi an our uimcuiues wun wreai ronae. . j
Britain : by its judicious and deter- U. That the Chairman of thu meet
mined efforts to reform the civil ser- ing appoint twenty delegates to attend
vice, by its humane and successful pol- the State Convention at Raleigh, N. C,
icy of dealing with the Indians, and on the 17th of April next, and that he
by its persistent and unremitted efforts appoint ten delegates to i attend I the
to secure the rights of every American
citizen, without, regard to creed, caste
or color, demand a renewed expression
of our confidence and the assurance of
our unwavering support.
reseritative W F Loftin in the late Leg
islature of our State.
Resolved, That we respectfully re
commend our esteemed fellow-citizen,
Win F Loftin, for the nomination of
secretary of State. 5 . r
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DELEGATES TO STATE CONVENTION :
Kinston Township: R W King, E F
Cox, Wm R Becton, Wm A Croom,
Wm W N Hunter, J H Hargett, A
Blount, Kince Davis, Ed;R Page, Wm
A Coleman, A J Loftin, Walter Dunn,
Henry Parker, L II Fisher, Elias
Brooks, Drew Suggs, Cornelius King,
Wiley Lowery, Wm F Loftin, Isaac S
Murphey, liichard Whitfield, Sam
Loftin, Bachus Foy, H T Randolph.
Jacob Allen, Allen Croons, CStrickfin,
Sylvester Lawborn , R Creech , . C C
Phillips and B L Taylor, i
MoselyHaU Township .'-4-Stephen Las
siter, T F Warters, Homer Borden.
James Aldridge, Hiramf Wood, W J
Horton, J? Thomas, Wm J Sutton,
Timothy Ellis, James Wood, Jerry
Warters, Jtobert Jones, Willis AVoo-
ten, Jr. . i.
Neck Township : R M
Coward, LN Aldridge, J H Parker.
W F Stanly, Jno T Grubbs, W J Pope,
J F McCoy, C C King and Claiborn
Harvey.- ' - :. .: I - ' , -
i Sand Mill Township: Lewis Kmsr.
Stephen McCoy, Abram McCoy, J W
Rink Hut Toicnship . Chauncey M
District Convention, to nominate a 'ran.
didate for Congress for this District.
when the time and place for hnlflmo-
said Convention shall be fixed. That
tve recommend Wilkesboro' as a suit-
The following persons were appointed able place for holdinsr the District Con
delegates i to the State Convention, vention. I j
10. That L D Burcham, T W Smitl
which assembles in the city of Raleigh
on the 17th day of April next :
A. M. Moore, C. M. Manning, John
R: Page, "Wm. R. Haughton, Thos. M.
Harris, Andrew Edney, Elias Holley,
D. V. Etheridere. Jeremiah Ellis. J. A.
John M Brown, A Wiles, W II Handv
W W White, Elijah Dyer, N Church,
J F Tugman, Asa Triplet!, George II
Brown. J M Call, II Ilays, Israol Hol
lor, JFSemers,!Elbert AVells ana Jas
Abbott, J H
Ward, W. P. McFarland. Henry II. H Foote. be and are herehv
Hobbs, and Randal Welch, Sr. a county Executive Committee for tho
The following were selected Coun t v Republican Dartv of Wi l lr
Executive Committee : and that thev be authorial tn nnnnin
Wm. R. Haughton, Charles. Blair, a Township Executive Commit
Augustus M. Moore, Jeptha Ward and each Township in the county, consist-
. AiUlie . J"g oi mree or more persons, and noti-
The meeting was ably and eloauent- fv them of their annftiritmonf ti,
ly addressed by Messrs. A. M. Moore, any five in number of th county tom-
vm. t. naugnton ana jes. liregory. mittee shall constitute a quorui T for the
On motion, it was resolved that these transaction of business. That the du
proceedincs be published in The Car. ties of said mmmittpo cV,,n k
olina Era and The North Carolinian, scribed in the plan
On motion the meeting adjourned. the Republican party of the State
n Sir Sri A Mr MOORE, Chm'n. Which on motion, were unanlmous
C. M. Manning. SecV. lv adopted.
Col W. F. Henderson was ihon
For the Carolina Kra. called for, and for two hours kept the
Johnston eojnity rZ
A large and enthusiastic meeting of as never was received before in thl
Su.nJy county. The app ause of the people at
times was overwelmlng. The crowded
iiouse auernateiy laughed and cried,
while the eloauent snfyitor i
forth his happy hits and hAmn k,,,:!
at the party who controlled th LeMs-
was held in the Court House in Smith
field on the 2$th March, 1872. The
meeting was organized by calling B.
R. Hinnant, Esq., to the chair, and
Jno. D. Massey was appointed secreta-