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tin- run).linft'Enu ;
tit jitaii iina
Official Organ qf the:. United States.
not, la tfca -Standard" buUdin,
East alda of
,,-;. FacttOTiU Street - ...
THURSDAY, .-. MAY 23rd, 1872.
VAiti "itnimt ATinMO!
RFPl RL CAN NUM NAHUNb.
TOcrpys . otti .
THOMASiW '" T"'
MARCUS ERWIN, of Buncombe,, i
Fot Governor r
- . L r -
TOD . R. CALpyVbU,;
' Thr IAetOenant Governor :
CURTIS H. BROGPENi
DAVID A.; JENKINS;
- Of Gaston.. :
; For Attorney General:
TAZEWELL L. HARGROVE,
Of Granville - - '
- Of Rowan. ' " "
jbr Auditor : .
Of Cumberland. .
ForSitperintendent qf lub'. ItvUruction.
For ' Superintendent of Public Works:
. i i SILAS BURNS, -..
. Of Chatham.
For Congress 2d District: ,
CHARLES R. THOMAS, of Cravt'nJ
W. F. LOFTIN, of Lenoir.
For Conqress 4tii District: ,
WILLIAM A. SMITH, of Johnston.
, For Elector:
THOMAS M. ARGO, of Orange.
For Congress 5tii District :
THOMAS SETTLE, of Rockingham:
S. A. -DOUGLAS, of Rockingham.
TirE Era, until further notice, will
be under my control. .
J. C. Logan Harris.
an article In another column
Important,,, and act accorr
The N. Y. Times says that informa
tion has-reached. Washington, JVC,
that Hon. W. H. Seward will support
Gen. Grant against Mr. Greeley.
Baltimore has been the sepulchre of
political parties in this country", j Both
the Whig and Democratic parties held
Til UIB.V mj m
I aided their defeat and extinction..'1- v-
Democrats give up this Congressional
District. They are conscious that defeat
stares them i n- the face, consequently
they axe looking round for some-man
who will accept a nomination for the
purpose of being deteated. t '
; A coalition of Peniocrats and Liberal
Republicans succeded on Wednesday
last in re-electing Senator O. S. Ferry,
of Connecticut, U. S. Senator for six
-years . commencing 4th March, 1873.
Gen. Joseph R. Ilawley was" the Re
publican nominee. We regret his de
feat. The General js one of the ablest
and truest Republicans of. the country.
Elsewhere will be found a card from
Mr. J. A. Woniack, Democratic eandU
date for Secretary, of State, '. which ex
plains itself. The misrepresentation of
which Mr. Womackcomplaias, appear
ed in a communication signed MW. II.
; B.'? j know nothing of the charge.
As a matter of justice we give place to
the card, at thw same time direct the
attention of "W. II. B.,' to it.
v " Read , the excellent and .truthful bi
ography of. Maj. W. A. Smith, to. be
v,nsi -lp.where. taken -from . Frank
. Tttfttt, Chimnru Corner. Sufch is the 1
Republican candidate for Congress in
the 4th District. The vicissitudes and
trial? of life so graphically portrayed
by Ihe Chimney Corner, mark the self
made man one who has fought his
way from poverty and . obscurity to his
present enviable and honorable posl-
tlon. It can be truthfully said of Maj.
Smith, that he'is every man's friend.
He will be elected by. a thousand ma
jority. - : "
Gov. Caldwell in Chatham.
Attention is directed to "an account
of the discussion at Pittsboro' on the
4th inst., between . Gov. Caldwell and
Judge Merrimon. From this account,
written by a gentleman of high charac
ter,' one able to Judge; impartially,
and also from the feeble, and sickly ac
counts published by The Xexcs and
Saitinel, it is evident that Judge Mer
rimon came ofT second best. Chatham
county will poll five hundred majority
, for Caldwell and the whole ticket.. -
it' ia said tbatGen.Thomas Cling-
.. . . ..
roan drew tne piaworm, uuui
Thfl funeral is a leader
, "of the Jjeinoc'racy.; He is in high fa-
1 .t.ifcnritno- he had a "set-to"
w 1 h ma. 1 a .. a mm w
Avith the leader of the letter 44 m De
mocracy," and takes a front seat In the
synagogue. Having endorsed the
frauds of Swepson by nominating
Judge Merrimon. for Governor, the
Democracy can afford to endorse Gen
ninmnnn rhft vLTos nnother friend and 1
ndvLcr of Swepson. The General "swore
' -r-. j n ,t rnn,
Swi.V. ,ti PirtnTho, STnd
Dollars, probably more, from Swepson.
The Democrats constituted a demo
cratic ; Committee to detect fraud
and corruption, of Republicans, f Lo !
and behold, the Report of the Taua
Commissioners is evidence against tne
leaders jot the Democratic party. Judge
Merrimon is proven to have been
ftiroTwnn mnfiiiftntial friend : that he
a w oil tfiA nTmrooriation bills by
w01""'"15 Diaie vr.- I ,. -
!onRl Gen. ciincman. a Democratic
leader, trusted with the araiung oiue
' - - . r 11 I-
tform at rfreensboroV swears that
sand . Dollars from Swepson,
CICWtu - - ...
nsi'mkr: Jr. Editor: oT. the central. ort:
r-..- ' ,T;fi i r
tton at, Fnt,?
ine the State i but pit more thaii jThree
Thousand Ltoliars. oy,-
cle?hree leaders of the party which
nrides itself upon its . honesty, :stand
Ttt , whot o eon GrvPTn- i
m a. - I
before- the people, convicted of fraud I
and corruption; and it must be remera.-
bered that we have introaucca none i
but itemocraiic ; wiiHeaDec.
. . . -ii ilti
thenarty Which claims au uie ucuv, i.
wL,"Ld reibectabUity of th4 State,
should be represented by sucn inen 1 ; r
suspend the writ of habeas corpus
expire with the adjournment of the
present session of the Congress. ; The
US. Senate is considering a bill to ex
tend tHe authority untiL 4th ' March',
1873. We are glad it was not necessary
to suspend the writ in this State. ' We
do not believe the Ku Kluxorpniza
tion is broken up, demoralized, and
scattered, to such an: extent that pre
cludes re-organization ; at the same
time weare of opinion .that the Federal
authorities will be able to pinVdown
anv trouble that may arise iri this btate
during the next twelve months. Itlssafd
that there is urgent necessity that the
President be clothed with this power fdr
the preservation of peace and to protect
all citizens in their rights in South Car
olina and the other Southern I States.
The Democracy would not hesitate
to raise the standard of ku kluxism if
thought necessary to secure the flection
of a Democratic President, w do not
doubt. A full survey of the field, leads
us to believe that the Congress should
pass the bill. If Democratic Kb Klux
obey the laws, the writ will notj be sus-
penderl; if they re-commence their nei-i
lish outrages, the President willenforce
QncMioii Easily Answered..
Vnfprsnf TCorth Carolina I vou who
are gtwerned by patriotism ana hones-
ty of purpose, instead of party name
and party prejudice, what is there in
the Democratic. party, s now const!-,
tuted, that cani-possibly recommend
itself to your, fiiv. .rable consideration ?
What has that iarty done for the last
dozen years to justify the support of
Nothing absolutely nothing.;
see. ," ". ' -' ' :., "":
Who was it that passed theordinance
of peaceable secession ! Who was it
that promised to "wipe up kill the
blootl that would be spilled in the war
with their pocket-liaiHlkerchij'is, and
pay the debt with ton' cents" After
getting up an unjustifiable , war with
the general government, who was it
that were going to "divide the last
pound of bacon and the last J dust of
meal' with the wives and children of
tlm" tioor soldiers? and how was the
promise Tiept? Who enacted pnd en
forced those unjust , and tyrannical
laws, known its the tithing and im
pressment acts? ' WI10 concocted, pass-
cd and executeu inose aDomiuauie auu
discriminating conscript acts, compil
ing the poor man to leave his wife and
littlH ones, and eo into the army and
tight whether he was willing or not,
while the rich man, who had! twenty
" . I
uegrcx, was allowca to stay ai nome
and enjoy the society of . his family ?
Who . was it that susDenaed tne creat
writ, nf habeas corDUS. of which we hear
much, and 'converted the entire
south into a mimary aespousin ; y uv
.... , o iiri..
was it, in 18C3, that
11 x ,1 -V
Carolina with coercion, should she
presume ty secede from the so-called
Confederacy, and thus belied their own
doctrine on that subject?
Who was it that attempted to call a
Convention in North Carolina, in 1871,
in direct violation of , their own record
on that subject, for no other reasonjin
the world than to gain a party advan
tage and get into office? ,Who threat
np'tr fa the neonle of North Carol i-
- 1 . . -
lie. w . - "
HootVi if tliAv chmilrl rinrft refn.
to i-nll said Convention? Who was it
Kt jt,i tn. thft ripnnlp) All over
the State, that they had taken a solemn
oath which compelled them jo levy a
tax amounting to at least $50 on every
f 1,000 worth of property, or reslgu heir
seats as members of the Legislature?
and, that,, should they refuse to do
either, they would perjure themsel ves?
Who is it that are now telling! the peo
ple of North Carolinaliat they shall
not have such constitutional amend
ments as they kire9 unless they will
accept of every tnmg tnat may, ne oner-
ed them ? Who ts it that are how con
tinually harping about centralization,
when it is well kittwn that tlWtrle.
j an effort, befor the closa-or thewar, to
..litlm ritinviif thttSonthern States
, , 'r 1
111 uiKiiauusui f ...iW
. r - ,
'iww.itittn'" nr ouestions
of themost vital importance,andshould
not-be lost sight of when you go to the
polls to' deposit your UUlots, In August
and Novcmber next. Jlv is hot only
......i.-,wnt imf. rvni.iAi hckinst oiir
inclinations to bo compelled tb rt-fer torisupierior in menbrt quaUties" to any 'man.,
rriri lnri n the itp -i vil wnr
. but it is there,
; thin.r liitr own way.
Ioc;k for the Demo-ratie chancer t V
1 1 in i i uiu t.w
true colors. Uive tnem: me uir"'
er again, and; we. can very; , well antici
pate ttW condition ofi things ' in 4 the
future! A-word to the wise is sufficient
The Sentinel Man.
: TheEditor of Tje Raleigh Sentinel
xW. in Pittsboro': to help his friend
Tnrlo-fi Merrimon Answer.: G6v7 Cald-.
. nnt the Governor assailed Josiah
SO severely ukj -v,
- firJof the: Editor tying, slander
,njr and." overdrawing twpyw
..V . - ... ...- nn.i na .rn
Uhe state Treasurywhereby the people
Uhl nf their : hard earnings,
Iinv - iv, v - , -
anA rrh &ntinel sustained, that the let-
sustained, tnat tne lev- r
Wf ni'iait6r waiedwrjeturned.
,7 .iu. . r v
ard of .Gov.
tAlla. of his
wa3 jjenaunced as a U.aiu tells-of his
bravery in cnaiiengiug a
lot flght without forfeiting his-
' itfon and the respect of ; all good
. . v.itrr o Yrnin nfl Knew i
i . i "; . - I
men,' and then says:
- ttJJ made Falgtaffpretension of fighting
nd fitoally skulked uke a cow
ing nP was oyenjuu r-.
t . . ! . ... . . -rj I
nre have this to say ro we i-uiwi
f SL; Tberefe not a cUval-
tfiepart of Josiah Turnery Jr., to cause
Goveaidweli:to '.forfelt'his ' rtiOpr
that Judge Warren mignt Decome
i ntA i,a loffor m Kdi-
Vitjvv uut nuu am mo viv. i
tor Ih carrying out his diabolical Con,
vehtlori scheme;1 ; : - - : f -
!Tf't la rPT.iitntinn for cburasre "that
A . A V W m a. w . W .1
Tcf h Tnmpr jr.. desires. . ne Will
nev'4r again allude to a niatter so irir
delicate, and in which,1 at best. Turner
played the part qf an
from its inception,
ims believed by many that arrange-
menis were mane mi n. i-- .
fhe Man, also ' that "of Gov. Cald-
. 1 r, k nt-rncf rT T7i.
well. Drovided. the Governor had been
goose enough to nave sacnawu
titZ by accepting thechallenge of the
J-. ,i , :c 1 1
letter "m" Editor. : . k " ..
Tilt Sentinel Man knew lje' was in no
danger ; that Gov. . CaldwelUcould not
fight; that, his (Turner's isoi s.iux
, a ktaaL
ere oh the watch-out, and
have nrocured the Governor's
nrre had he made an attempt to reach
the f place; where The Sentinel. Editor
gafeiy ensconced behind a file of
poiiiemen and anionga host of simon
Ku Klux friends in Columbia,
Tliprpare two trentlemen in North
Carolina who have frequently used
grossly insulting; language toward the
PVlftnr of The1 Sentinel much more in-
suiting than' that used by Governor
Caldwell these, gentlemen
who recognize " the code" as the prop
er method by which gentlemen settle
their difficulties they are free to give
" satisfaction 'Z, whenever called upon ;
and we think The Sentinel Man would
exhibit "a little more courage if he would
cnaneiigertncse gennemen anu wip
out'old. scores before he troubles the
public with a matter in which all fair
minded men belie.ve the letter, "m"
Editor acted from a base, mean motive,
arid played the part of a bully ancLa
coward. -I: . :
Republican Nominees for Congress
Of the Hon: Thomas, Settle, The
Washington Chronicle says.: :
congratulate the Republicans of the
5t o"n'gTessionai district of N'orth Carolina
on pieir iioiuFnatioh of- Judge Thomas Sei
tle for CongrcsK. It will be remembered
tha( he was our late representative at Ijinia.
Buj we look past his serviced there, and
reuijember - the firm, courageous way. in
wlmli he administered justice in a stormy
audj! trying timo in his district in. North
Carolina.. Now elect him. '
. Qf Judge Settle and Maj. Sniith,' The
Neb Berne Republic and Courier says :-
li' civea us tld.sure to . announce to our
teasers, that Maj. Wm. JA. Siuith. of John-
I ooi4 cuuiiijr, vv.
tha T? anil i no tv ttmn -
inaK0n for Consrrcsy, from the 4th District,
j anditbat Hop,Thomas Settle:has received
aKimilar nomination, from tneotu uisirici.
Tbdse nominations cannot fail of giving sat
I fi . . . . At . a. ;n 11
Usfapon, ana y,e prccuct .. uu ..wiui uese
1 IfnrlPlf inn .eDU011.ail." iWHi UBWJiB iu
"-"7'-: J5 . - . 0S4:
1 cariv u'k" uini.tiv.ici
Smith and Settle are
a bird team to beat. 1
df Maj." Smith! The
New North State
6ay!" . . .-. . .:, ; .....
We learn that Mai. W. A. Smith received
the Republican, nomination for Cohgres"s in
me Ul JJlSirH,! Ill I UU vuiltcuuuu, a. x:
lintn. This nomination is eminently fit to
h ' inade. We believe Maj.. fcmith is the
onlf man -who can overconie the large Dem-
ocrtlc majority in inai jistnci. : t
u Boyd a Delegate.!1
mder this head The jMiUy JSews
I -. 1 ?i J " ai i x I
nrifitS a scurrilous arucie uiLWoriuv ui
1 M. J . ...)... ...-
anj? journal, mucn less one 01 ine or-
tmrk of the effete slave-ocracy of the
v: Wtr. James E.1
Boyd is a gentleman
of cjiaractcr, a young lawyer of prom
ise J. and it was his duty as a good citi-
to expose the secrets of the imam-
ous Ku Klusf
organization -in Ala-
To denounce him' for
so 4oing is to defend and uphold JKu
Kltix, whose souls are the Devil's own,
because of the hanging of Outlaw, the
J drowning of Purycar, the scourging of
uonss, ana ine niuiuauon oi nuuurcus
nrth Snnnf nnd in nflfon i v a men.
ix inuvi lUMwvtf y j
ilainsr exposed a Democratic band of
onrknized murderers, Mr. Boyd is as-
sailed like a pick-pocket by men 'who
-itVi tTn t?Iiit nnil whn
are! unworthy to latchhis shoes." ;;The
oralse of such mW is damnable-polit-
caliieath and should be scorned and
repuaiaieu . as ine oiispnug ui nwi
ifopjf . '1 . . ' , .V .
' xtrx Jr.tiinr.toiv nfvmainted 'with
NMn Boyd. ; lie; is tlie equal py oirui,
ediication. soaal position, and -astly
cortnected witlrthat putrid sneet ine
, Ml t--
. AWm which- is endeavoriUS io oui
- xxctuu n.in-i . "--o o j
rxiA ThM x7tn7 in rifiiirnrscratA . nn-
tmlhfulness, and slander.
Col. I. J.3 Young.
;. Nb man .Nprth jCargUna; haswar-
me.r nersorial friend! or; more oktnern
than the gentlemavhdsenameead3
this article.- .elis ccuiu .a-.".---
nature: ms stern., nies" 6-
fArrfl of intellect, mtke up a uah in
w . - , - -
W trnp. RPnse ot the wrord. Ever ready
totlo an,act of;kinhTess, and maKe sac
rifices for his mahyA friends, andthos
in distress, aftdvellyrey-tcbH
licly rebuke and,,d3npuiice jaii,tiii
rrtar and contem ntible, Jie 9
RM-ond to none in the Sections of,
trict.. --," :'i d -Y lt-i',v:'ff. iiU $r K
. , v. ; f i .a-- ir -
; fllis pouueatus-u
rpvptp. test in tte ,LX)Dgreo4VMr
Four gentlemen o
- TiTTinnald and
for the . . nomiaation , . ior .wug
After four ballots were had; lessrs.
- , - '-iVoiicf 'ftif Yoiinc not
influence 9?ainst UOi. louugiwy
Mr .7 ,o..t, i'iAK-f'W-
only in epmnv but by
tional part of ;one vote; wereerfl
sured that. p tman save
Ande feet "as
ouiimi.wiuu xrij"-: "TT"!
anv circumstances. . ,
- ' -uii:x.V.
anaweu b uw .t ''r
to occupy a nign piace.
in the . cduncils
' . 1 . T .
OI U" . I f.
National Proffrcss1; ! . -
Since the dosejof .the ; war taxation
has been reduced by ' successive' iacts.
. - . - . , , .i'k
In thesame ime the latest official pub
area anu imriv-uvcuiuuwuovi
li debt statement shows
v 1 , - a;riiUV
the pnbUc debt have been Pd during
t hroo hiinnrea minions 01
The act refunding
the public debt at a lower rate of inter
est converting 200 millions of dollars
fVnm six rer cent into five per Cent
bonds has been successfully "carried out.
No doubt" the balance of the loan cari
also be thus converted, and .perhaps at
even more advantageous ' rates. The
National expenditures hate been stead
ily reduced, and hew system of ac
countability adopted. Every disburs
ing officer is now f obliged to send in a
weekly balance sheet, - showing the
amoumV; deposited; and where, the;
amount disbursed, and the balance on
hand. The Assistant Treasurers and
National Depositaries are obliged to
make similar returns, and a comparison
by competent officers will speedily lead
to the discovery of fraud. ' Every effort:
has been made to expel unworthy men;
from the civil service, and if more than
the usual number of frauds have been
discovered the past year it is owing to
earnest efforts At the close of John
son's Administration," a one hundred
dollar United States 6 per cent bond
was worth but $82 in gold, ; while it is
now worth $101. Our currency was
twenty per cent below par, it is now
but 10 per cent and constantly appre
ciating. -.'I . , ' j
All the interests of civilization have
received attention. The Army Signal
Corps has been employed to indicate
coming storms and. the probability of
the weather,'" ''and these reports have
reached an accuracy so great, that it is
the universal testimony that 'mariners
and agriculturalists have been greatl y
benefited. Commissioners' were ap
pointed to a general conference to be
held in London, at which, all c;viiized
powers will be represented, to discuss
States' Prison reform. The Statistical
Bureau has issued a book of great value",
not only to the emigrant, but to our
citizens generally who may contemplate
a change of residenceC 1 Said book gives
detailed information of the price of
lands and the value of . labor in all sec
tions' of 'the country, and has been in so
great demand that private parties haw
purchased thousands ibf copies. ; ' ; j
Of all human efforts to hand xlown
the stream of time evidences of taste
and civilization, architecture has held
the highest rank. : We stand with
wondrous awe within the colossal mon
uments of the middle ages, that over
whelm by their gigantic proportions all
surrounding modern -..objects.: If the
traveler first views tfie majestic dome
of Cologne, all other buildings in that
eitv seem cheap and tawdry. A similar
imnression of the srand , architectural
I 1 : , f v- J rllla arroQ ic rfV.
conctpiiuiia ui uic -
I - ... - r,, -tt, . .
auceu oy uie-.rauicuww wi.
London, and St. Petet in Rome, and
f tne catnearais 01 otrauauuig uu
sels. In the United Statest where we
have no need of imperial .. palaces, and
no State Church, architecture can only
be exhibited in its highest form in our
public buiidings. No private corpora
tin can afford to erect monuments of
that durability and imposing character
that will be a witness of our times five
centuries hence. u ;vA 'r:. '-.
t But church and palace axchiticture
are; not applicable to our, publia:edi-
J fices. wnfcnj ; need .. ana aounaance oi
i 7 i
light and other peculiars facilities. In
the new Post Office buildings at Boston
j and New York- all these conditions
hnve" been realized. At ;a small ex-
i penditure,Jn '-fact, s exceedingly
when compared with the money wasted
j on i the architectural abortions of:, the
i new xui . v"
! torn House at New Orleans, and other
: similar structures, edefices
course ui voirur,, wo
! and imposing than any upon the Ameiv
lean conUnent, and yet peecUypt-
ea m ine puoijcuM?.. xw
! rural monumenu wm . uu w u
fivioence to ine jcjurupeuu uitiiu vx
i - . ..
igenius and skill or American arcni
future genetations; but ten of
rect taste ana aue appwiauuu ui .
Wand and beautiful. I II 1
U k: ' Tention.
I "The Republicans of this the 41h Con-
rrpcsTnfiat. DtstrfrJk met at Frankhnton
on the 15th inst.. and noimiwitu i-
W-me apfld.cv y -
M A TTT1 r
edrEvery county; W..renresenten i
person, v The EditorkorfA
sided. -I Gen.WUlie . 1 ;Jonest;,of this
cohntyreiv via nign
ibur ballots. v After thetfourth ballot i
was had, Gen Jopef withdrew. Womi:
support MaJ. Bmith.;
lot the, wntest was CoU Io
.Younff and Maj. Smith.. ? The t latter
was nominated by a fractional .majori-
Smith jhad received: a .majority, w.j
Younff took the stand and in a, few re-4
xva f.v.o -fitnfis?a and ReDUOt i
canism of 6mith.-and nwed. to
fflSi'lira iyurfuttv. . v-l
motion vwas . carried amid tremendous,
applause;; .!nte-i ??' i
? Maj. Smith aCcep.t.e,nQmination ;alwayfK4provea,;nimseii ,vus"
in a characterUUc. -bout - SJSg
teen minutes.. . iT V : 'V 2 genuine wit snd-hnmor. - At the same
It is with" pleasure that we chronicle ime he has a natural urbanity: and
the fact 'that ;Gen. Jones received the dignity which give grace and; effective-highesiyote
eral weU known .tothe p
District, and they wouiq nave uw;
to.him had he been nominated. From
thejoundatipn.bt the Republican party
-' 11 1 r- a i. ft 'TnM"'fioo hoon il'
party. :;- yvnereyerme ugiii'
f hori'hP Was found, and at no time
has he failed to do his whole duty.
- . -. - t ' . ,. 1
. The. same may be said of Col- Jpl111
A. McDonald, of Chatham, and Mr.
Madison Hawkins, of Franklin Both
these gentlemen deserve -well of the
party. They have rendered yeoman
service in the cause of Republican lib
erty V and to them as well as others,
the Republican . party is indebted for
its majorities inr Chatham and ranK-
lin. i. - . u- - .
Discussion at Fayette ville.
We are informed that Gov. Caldwell
obtained a complete victory over Judge
Merrimon at Fayetteville on Saturday
last A gentleman who heard the
.hole idisfussion .saysjhe
speech was unanswerable; that Judge
T Tnwi yi frt H'OO trim
the d vantage obtained by Governor
Caldwell was so great' that Democrats
admit that their, leader and Swepson's
adviser, is overmatched, and joint dis
cussion will greatly increase the Re-
nnhHmn'.itol'o. .' - 11 "
Judge Settle and Col. Hargrove spoke
at night, with telling effect Cumber
land is good for an qverwhelmirig ma
jority, ;i,Roll on the ball. "
The SelMadei Jtfen of Our Times.
WILLIAM A. SMITH,
BOON IIIL.L, N. c.
The invincible resolution and the in
herent intelligence which are to be ob
served in all self-made men, are par
ticularly noticeable in those found in
the Southern section of the United
States, i They are a class of men who
have confronted obstacles and discour
agements with a heroism which could
not be defeated, and they, have attain
ed success by force of energy alone. A
marked instance of this kind is pre
sented in the career of the Hon. Wil
liam A. Smith,, President ol the North
Carolina Railroad ; Company.--;
- He was born in Warren- county, N.
C January 9th, jlS28, His ...parents
.were poor, out n.0nes anq respecjauie..
The "old field scnooi," tne teacners in
which had but" a limited education
themselves, afforded his only opportu
nity for education. He attended such
schools until fourteen years of ;age,
when ''his great anxiety to do some
thincr to aid his parents; ami advance
his own interests, induced him to leave
home. - Going to Warrenton Depot, on
the Raleiffh and. Gaston Ral road, he
obtained employment from Maj. S. E..
Phillips, who was the Company's agent
at that station.. He remained one year.
During this time he was taken notice
of by Wesley Hollister, .Esq., then the
President of the road, who. greatly ad
mired Smith for his industry and en
ergy. Mr. Hollister made' him "a man
of all trades," as the designation is.-i-If
any one was absent from duty, Smith
would be sent for, to take, his place. If
section-master, agent, conductor or fire
man was away, he was put in the po
sition until "further, orders.7 On one
occasion the superintendent missed a
fireman. He told Smith to get on and
fire for the engineer, which order was
immediately obeyed. For a time he
was lost sight of by the Superintendent,
and continued to fire an engine for two
months, when, finally, he-was promo
ted to an agency on the road. He dis
charged these duties' with i efficiency
and integrity for two years. Finding
the pay tod" small, and , as there was
little hope of promotion,' he tendered
his resignation, and started southward
to seek other employment.
. Traveling by stage from Raleigh to
Columbia, S. C, he then went by rail
to Montgomery, Ala. Here his money
gave' but. Fortunately, jhe obtained
employment in a machine-shop- in
Montgomery where he remained for
two years. .Becoming: tired with the
work he was doing, and especially the
rvnnr waffes. he went to .Louisiana, and
from there to Texas. Not liking Tex-
. . rwm -m-r , m
as, he concluded to go back to lxmisi-
or .?if v.oifio- nt nf mnnev. he was
obliged to walk three hundred miles,
msmmmr v.U . ml 1 , -
ani plnters Tor subsistence. t He fi-
pally arriveaat Bvepor,, wiier:
he sought employment at -anything.
At the end often years he had accumu
lated several thousand dollars. Patient
inrtnstry and Nmconauerable ; determi-
4 nation were at lengtn uxintjiu
I - . . i i : iv j
reward-:- '. . ? ' - '- .r..- ;
Returning to !Ndrth. Carolina to visit
hla parents' he likewise married his
first wife. He again returned to Lou
gJStoe" f. jXston countyv li. C,,
jnere ne mameu a ouw
Yrt'-lftfiO the Whiffs brbughtIajor
ln 1860 the Whigs
forwara ior a seut . m - -
"" u:lu" r; k rTTi jn
Krtr ne iln
Men's Candidate" l
Rince known as the
f5rtT1 ; tta was elected.
uve part m "VtTI t r
Ul M I III' kl -rfl. 1 3 I
rtftrfa bv President Johnson.
187o he was ei&ted to the Senate ofi
North Carolina from tne:iy
Senatorial District, buwas
lfitrirf. dnfinffthe-electionv " i -
T3iaior Smith may t be classed as arno l
of -view. - Since the war,'wa uie uwf
.vu.w v . - .11 At
cf bringing about tranquility "T
uWh7n heard on eVery stump
. itfi state, and no man has done more
k f Krinor .canital. immigration
- ivrU.KorV.f HnniHtnHOnal " don- i
tjon.igiatares; and. In business
railroad meetings, - Major. ;Smith.r has
,In 1868 has-called m the Presin
dency 0f the NoriiCarolina Railroad,
which ,he, , has managed ..with great
interment and success; It is a road etf-
three milesvandc s. the most successms
and navin? carDoration in the State.
Mr v o- x . - . .
foniia Awn to details, overlooking the
in 1 1 1 M 1 1 Int .1 12x1 2 C J1 v v. ..w
shops - and depots' by ; constant visita
tions. He. requires from his employes
faithfulness and honesty, but beyond
this no considerations influence him.
Persons of both jpblitical parties are
represented in official, places oil the
road; from high to low. - : s
: xtq?i- RrMth is five feet eleven inches
in hoi o-ht. jind heavilv made; lie has
a liffht complexion, large hazelj eyes,
and ah intellectual - forehead. Mis
countenance is always cheerful,and
uia TYiannAra :'are animated.-frank and
social, r In the domestic circle he is
Iteht-hearted and companioname, auu
wnen aoroao is one ui wu i"i
octino- and coiiErenial of men His, kind
nes3 Qf heart and generosity are known
uv...0 . . ,
throughout the State. Being-very
:Jv f f ;
'I' - . X IliO IC:u.1'l"tvli . A
of thp. virtnR of American institutions
A man of the people, raised from hum
ble life, witn all its drawbacks and dis:
couragements, he has been found capa
ble to grapple with the weightiest re
sponsibilities of life in. private and
public affairs. Hardened in sinews
and expanded in . mental comprenen
sivehess in the stern school of necessity
and toil; he has displayed that earnest
net of purpose, natural and acquired
intelligence, and undeviating integri
ty, which, under , republican institu
tions lpfld to deny. Frank : Leslie's
Chimney Corner. :
One of the weakest arguments the
masses of the Democracy put forth, for
their opposition.to Gen. Grant, is that
they don't like his administration1, they
have no objection to him personally,
&c, but and here they stop, they have
no honest principle upon-Avhich they
can oppose him,, but they must main
tain the Democratic war cry of "oppo
sition without principle." f
We opine that th'e opposition on the
part of tbe Democracy of the South to
(fin. Grant has been his faithful per
formance of duty, the . enforcement of
the law, and the. abolishing of the ku
klux, which have too long been auxil
iary to that party in their hellish work,
and have found defenders in the entire
Democratic Press pf, the? South, as well
as their .prominent leaders. Z. B.
Vance in his speech' at Statesville 'said
"If there had been-ho r damnable union
leagues there would have been no damna
ble ku &Zu,'? .and this is the. . kind of a
man that they send to Congress, this is
their obediencO to lawful authority,
these are the kind of men who oppose
Gen. Grant,"and these 'are the men who
have already . ruined . tne couniry ,
nlunired it into, the war., and made
thousand of orphans, in out. land, made
homes, desolates, and broke many a
mother's heart. ... . ..
The same uhand that rescued the
country from these paricides in the
time ot war. win preserve -ix in ptace,
already the-'leaders of the Democracy
have the-iseen; the ghost, that like
Richards, have sworn vengencer upon
theirhead: atid h6w like him. they cry
dilemma, but alas I New BerneTimes.
Twtc -TTniox EleAient, in North
Carolina. There is a strong v and
rnwprfiil TTnion element among the
fitiKAiishin of this State. Its full
strength was shown in the election of
iRfil. when -the auestion of "Conven
tion?' or,"No Convention" was submit
ted to the people, and Convention was
yoted down by an overneiming ma
inri tv ! and affaih when Z.J.B. Vance.
in 1862, represented the Union' element
at that time, -was almost unanimously
elected, notwithstanding his opponent,
Col. Johnson, a secessionist.
: The natural position ;" of r this'great
Union element is in the ranks of the
Republican party that party which
preserved the Union and rid the South
ern Union men of the grinding5 tyranr
nv ' of the Confederate 'despots. The
Democrats; bv false wromises, i hypo-
( critical professions, j aiW demagogical
I T. nil 4-Vt of mm Tm
(appeals to all their prejudices andpas-
. . - . . .
j sions, nave pegnueu a ii v ui
element into Democraiic ranks. We
I: . . . . . 1 J TT f . .
appeal to xnem, inese ovut jmon men
tion of . the Union ymo
cy against 1 and defamaUtw oi tne un
ion ; and, last" thonghiipt . least, base,
thoir attomnt to awmtetteit the curren
cy and deprece th credit of thegpy-
ernrhent. dsee Whether it is conge -
audfrdentlove of tfterFederal Govern
ieni. wxnsion iiemioucun.
and tnok an ao OI tne. 7i&irivS'1J-vcv" r L " - .t;
K. . yio.
In sicwnhulce Avitlr tlj" call of.nll-
r"rs,i mni, ;n.nibiwiin- Convcu-
ffsud District nsseni i
r,on at .Frankliutbn -on
u rvsnvpntinn was called ior uiw
cnvntlon to be hel.1 at W.iladcIpliiA
a J .Maa ilT fllflDI
Committee be- elected .pejmaueut I rc;s;
. iMr: Harris took the CJialr ana prom-; .
lsed to discharge the duties impar .
iially"51'"' "J -is.;..i -;. j.i-.-h'. i ul - r:'' "...
captiCharles'H. Thomas moved thiU A
Mr. John W. Betts, and Mr.; Chas.; . '
Con wav .and- Mr. - II . T. .Hughes be ap
pointed Secretari! Carried. . , .: t-.
- a .v,MnY. 7oa aAnTtttHl anthoriziu .i
thft President to appoint a Committee
of sevu,;6rie froin each county, on Uv-
UvUViUl f m, mx mr , .
f-Orane.TjliYHard Itamsy,- of Chat-:
ham, B. R. HinnanL of jJpnnston, t..
it "hnmiw. nt ranKiin. vv. sr.
er; of Nash. hd OMi Rogbrs, of Gran-
fii1 ' anthnririfirr .
the President to appoint a Committw
of seven, one frojn each pounty; on R:?.
olutionv '' -r " j i
, AX III! II Hill W iLmTi .llUUU v----
i The President appointed Messrs. . . :
A. Smith, of Johnston:; W. w. j?iow-..
ei of Chatham.' J. H. Williamson, or
' . . . . -mimT ..-.I-I - 1' t imm
lYankiin, 'rnos. ' j. -Aireiuu.-ui v-
anffe, uraxton nuni, vjikuvihc, i .
p. Wn kpr. of Nasn. ano u. j. iws.'
of Wake. ;V J A,
The. Committer, -on ureoentiaw, ;
llllWUll UICII . T a ,
er, reported jno iouowjug
present: - . .
From Franklin P Re Hawkins, J 1 1
Williamson Madison Hawkins,Uhasv
H Thomas, J' B- Tucker; Ben! F Bul
lock, Jr., Z .Edwards, R S Edward.v
a-Mooi onfl IT .T Clalisher. . .
From Wake R A Thomas, John ,
Jones, H R Chapell. J L Britt, Geo. A
TToifTi .T T, Anrlrewf". It O Badffen A
B Flemming, G A Sand i ford, Stewart
Tiiicnn J W TTolden: ' J ' P Pralre, Oh-
car Winters, T F Lee, Thomas Brad;.:
ford and Norflect Jeffries,- and J
Holden, J W Buck, P W PerryvRob
ertCrossan, Chas.; Proctor, C J Rogers
and Dr. Banks as proxies for, other dt l-.
Wolro . . .r1-... -.
From Orange county Jas B Mason,
A J King, S G Dodson, J R Strayh6ny
Wni Peace, A II Hatighawout, Wlv
Thompson, Thomas ivirKianu, -vuoi-r
phus Cheek, and uewitt jianguii
. From jonnstoncouniy Ayr ow iit
R R Hinnant. Sanders Ellison, Henry
Dennis, . Wm A bmitn, ana openccr
Whitley. - . r . : ' , T m-.,
From (Jranvilie county u xuy un ,
Ttra-rtnn Hunt, and C M Roerers. j
From Nash county vv r waiKer.
Vi-nrvi nhstham rniiufcy W WlMOVV-
ers, A B Chapin, Richard Ramsey, and
John A McDonald. : i .
jvir-i uee ouereuuie lonuwiuu
- m -W- M A. mr I n.iri h Sim mrL3
olution wHioh WfW adopted I ' . i ' ?
con vention that as soon as any delegate
HUItlVlt . -m. . . mr m ' - " -
shall place on nomination the name of;
any gentleman ior tne action oi inis(
convention as a candidate of the party,
the gentleman n. placed, in nomination,
shall, if he be present, pledge himselt
the convention, to support the homi nee
of the nartv for Conffress. and advocate
his claims before the people of the dis
trict and that, if the gentleman so
placed in nomination is not personally
present, tnen tnegenueman presenting
tiis name to the convention snan voucn
for his hearty. iiipporVofu the nomina-.
tion when made. .' I r
Mai W A Smith took;. the Hoorand
tHJ.VWt f" yIJiJ3 mjm mymt-, m -mj-mw . mm v. w .. ,
and said wherever tne Dunetsvwero
thickest, then he would be found fight-
fn mntinn nf Mr VL ( ! : 1?Jlfrer hf
Wake county, the convenfion proceed
ed to ballot for a candidate for Congress.
The following gentlemen1 were, placed
in nomination: Maj Wm A'Smith, of
r I m tl X T T .f lunltllln
jonnscon, x u iuuujj, ui.wihuyiuc,
Gen Wi D Jones, of wake,and iir
Madison Hawkins, of Franklin county.
After two v ballots the - convention ad
journed one hour for dinner. , .
ine. uonven mn re-nrtsviiiuieu,' m u
after a third ballot Gen Jones withdrew
and . recommended the nomination of
Maj Smith. The contest then la be
tween Maj Smith and Col I. J Young,
and upon ' fourths ballot Maj ,Wm A
Smith, of Johnston county, f wastioml
nated. Col Youncr. . before the ballot
was announced,- took the :stand and
moved that Maj.Sniith's nomination be
made unanimous, pledging his hearty
supnortand approval of the nomina
tion;' Carried. , - ! -V
J Maj W A Smith ; came ; forward and
accepted the nomination in a short and
appropriate speech.- ".i" ' ' . j'
5lr T M Argo, of Orange, was unani
mously chosen as 'candidate ; for Presi
dential . Elector! ..... T
- OamotiQP. TVf oofii-a t sun Star rltL, nt
Wake, and J H .Williamson, of Frank
lin, were chosen as delegates, and Caj)t
horni of Orange, as . alternates to the
National Republican Convention to be
"held at'Philadelphla June 5th, 1872. ;
The Committee on liesoiutions re
ported the followihg resolutions which
were unanimously adopted;.
1 . Resolved, ,That now, as ever, we
stand by, sustain and - will ever main
tain .the unalterable, christian, princi-
rmaa tT f lna Tl onnhl I vTrTrliY t t hslt. thf'V
ai-e founded in justice, to all men; the
poor, the rich, the oppressed ana down
trodden share .alike their j beneficent
and peyer varying doctrines. ': .V
2. That ..we , wiU suppprt vlth great
Sleasure the nominations of tho Phila
elphia Convention for President and
Vice-President. : : r; :
-1 3. That our first J choice for President
is the hero and statesman, U. S. Grant,
that manhat notonly'led our country
Out' from the devastations of war, but
to the peaceful'paths of fair, delightful
paths' of ipeaee I ' Beneath the ample
fold3f theflagof the Union all can
enk the fruits of. their own labor, be
prosperous and .happy, ; . !.
- 4.. That the. nomination of Governor
Caldwell and the entire State ticket, at
the State Convention, meets bur hearty
approval, and , we x(H(r& them our
united and undi vided ' support; !
.That as all. parties have now em
braced the doctrines of -the creat Re-
i pubitcan, , party,, we. cordially Invite
self witi .thp f only party of progress,
success and advancement,' that can
2i.il Hint iir n " i r.