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ranko for tho inaterial interests of thof
country. ? - . ,
6. That we will disregard all min. r
preferences arf to men, and support the
nominees of this Con vention. Ii.iviii"
fall confidence In tSe 'Judgment and
wisdom of the Co. ion.viiojevir
may be the choice V $ame.!
7. That-the-uotnh of t rerU'v
and Brown is a mere ut irtion. clcur
lated to grttify only disaUoinUl ik)1
tieiansand thse on thehunt for oWc
Km moiion, ine, jonvention adjourn-
nl sine diel
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j J C. H HAIIIIIS; Ih-esH.
J sol W. Betts.T - . , . -
,11. T. IIcgites, ecretariesi
('. W. COXWAY, r '. ...
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. i Z ; . For the Carolina Era.
IVrquimans County Republican
. J ConYcntion. ' :! '
Pursuant to a call of t the County
i:.tvutive Committee, the Republicans
of Perquimans county met in Conven
tion at the Court House, 'in Hertford
im the lith day of May; J872.
Tim meeting was called to order by
I'll II .1 1 JL : . il .
iv i'- rniuiewn, oi me juecutive Uom-
iiiittee orttte county; end on motion,
Jeptha -White was appointed President.
Jas W Mullen and Wm E Ferebee,
Vice-Presidents. Josiah Nicholson and
Wm J Porter Secretaries.
The Chairman explaiMed Jthe object
of the meeting to be for tho purpose of
apioinung ueiegates to represent the
countj'of Penmimans? in the first Con-
held at Plymouth, May 23rd t ana also
in the first Senatorial District Conven
tion to be held at Elizabeth City, May
28, 1872; to nominate a candidate to
represent the county in the House of
(Commons of the next General Assem
bly, and also make nominations for the
several county offices, etc-
On motion, the following gentlemen
were appointed by the . chair as a com
mittee on resolutions, viz: Willis
Hagley, Primas NixOn, K R Pendle
ton, Elijah Peele and J 11 Hare, who
retired for that purpose. -. -."
On motion, the chairman appointed
as a nominating committee the follow
ing viz: : : J.R Hare, J. Morris, . Jesse
Armstrong, Elijah Peele,- John ;Ran
dolph, K R-Pendleton, E C Albertson,
Simon White, Wra J Porter, Primas
Nixon and Steaven Norcom, who were
instructed to withdraw, confer together
and report to the meeting. ; .
The committee on resolutions report
ed the following, which, were unani
mously adopted: .
Resolved 1st, We endorse the admin
istration, both of the State and National
2nd, We endorse the platfornofprin-
ciples adopted by the Republican Con
vention held at Raleigh.
3rd. We will earnestly support the
nominees presented t the people by
the said Convention.
..4th. Our thanks are specially due to
Gov. Caldwell lor the high compliment
paid to Perquimans county, in the re
cent appointment of Judge and Solici-
V the fl:f Ttirl is7i 1 Tliaf ri4
5th. We approv6 the course of our
Representative In the Legislature, J R
Darden, and believe that he will con
tinue to be in the future, as he has been
in the past, faithful to the interests of
Cth. We approve the official conduct
of all of our public servants, who have
remained true to Republican principles,
and who have faithfully performed the
duties of their office. .
7th. That principles are of more val- (
ue, than individuals, and that harmony
must prevail in the approaching cam-pai-pi
8th!. That this Convention will make
no special recommendation for any
office, but will leave all our delegates
both to the Congressional and Senato
rial Convention free to act as they
hall, at the time of assembling, believe
to be for the best interests of our people.
On motion; the chair appointed the
folIowinEr named gentlemen as dele
gates to the first Congressional District
Convention, viz : U W Speight, Simon
White, E a Albertson, Willis liagley,
J W Mullen. Wm E Ferebee. K R
Pendleton. Richard Sumner, Wm J
Porter. Isaac Skinner, T F Banks,
Henrv Pool. E A White, J R Darden,
"Jesse Armstrong, J R - Hare, Henry
White. Alfred Newby, Jos Overton,
John Randolph. Elijah. Peele. Gran-
lrrv Rid dick ' Miles Overman. Asa
Low, Slant Skinner,- Stephen Norcom,
John White, Richard Benberry, Ed
ward Felton, and Primas Nixon.
On motion, the chair ftDDOinted the
following gentlemen as delegates to the
first Senatorial District uonvenuon,
viz : U W Speight, S White, E C Al
bertson, Willis Bagley, J W Mullen,
Wm E Ferebee, K R Pendleton, R
Sumner, Wm J Porter, Isaac Skinner,
T F Banks, Henry Pool, Joseph R
Parker, Joseph Morris, Jesse Arm
strong, J Nicholson, R J White,' John
Newby, Willis Lawrence, Africa Skin
ner, Augustus To we, Doctrine Over
man, Miles Overman, II Opeland,
Slant Skinner, S Norcom, John White.
Itichard Benberry, Edward Felton, and
Primas Nixon and said delegates were
authorized to represent the county of
Perquimans in said respective Conven
tions. The Nominating Committee made
the following report, which was ac
cepted and unanimously adopted, which
is as follows. ...
We, your . Committee, to bring for
ward to this jneeting the . names of in
dividuals to bo put in nomination for
t hr? Ttoircct i vtr ofticra of the county, and
as our Representative in the next Gen
eral As.-embly-have conferred together
and agreed to report the following as
nominees for the respective positions,'
viz: Henry White, forSherin; Willis
II Baglev, for Coroner; Josiah Nichol
son, for Treasurer ; U W Speight, for
Register of Deeds; Thomas E Winston,
Surveyor; Jeptha White, Edward C
Albertson, Alfred Newby, Elijah Peele
and Edward' Felton, for Commission
ers ; and J Robert Darden as our Rep
resentative in the Legislature.
That John II Cx, K R Pendleton,
Josiah Nicholson, Primas Nixon, and
Elijah ! Pelee should be appointed as
the Executive Committee for this coan
tv, all of which we submit.
Willis Bagley then responded to the
call to address the meeting, and in a
forcible strain of eloquence he rivited
the attention of the assembled multi
tude and merited the applause and ap-i
L W Boone being present, favored
the meeting .with an approving ad
dress, f J ;
J R Darden accepted the nomination
tendered him in a lew fitting remarks.
Voted that the proceedings of .this
meeting be sent to The Elizabeth City
Cttrofintan and toTiHS CAKOLrNA Era,
signed by the President and Secreta
ries, with- the request to publish the
same. !- ' . : ' ' ,
Thus ended a most enthusiastic and
harmonious meeting ef the Republicaas
of Perquimans county .. ....
i JEPTHA wiirrr, i-res i.
. J. Porter, i
For tha Carolina Era.
Grand Republican . Ratification 1
W . a
in Alamance J - ..
Synopsiscf the Patriotic Address of Hon.
J tios. Settle, etc., etc. ' Large'-concourse
present of both parties and both
colors. , : ' ;
'..nrgest political raeeung nem m
1??? ""S? war assembled at
gam' on Sat5,dairUho 11
i The largest political meeting held in
ViY ZT" Sr S
i v aww,' fe.s.Axu . fc lv rj . waa fcA vrA
r A A-A A. - m , X!
After the passage of resolutions trom-
i ising the support of the Republicans oX
Alamance to the entireState ticket, the
! Hon. Thomas Settle, of. Rockinerham.
f was introduced. He was received with
great and long continued applause.- He
said : , , , .
Ffllow-Citizens of the county of
Alamance: I return to you my sincere
and heartfelt thanks for the hospitable
manner In which Lhavejbeen received
in your county. It has been five; years
since I was here, but I do not feel as a
stranerer UDon vour soil.- (AnDlause.l
I believe in my heart that I have friends.
in Alamance, .1 can , assure you ,tnat l
feel very .: forci b!y the welcom e you
have given me and trust you will never
have cause to regret it.
I have come to say a word in behalf
of the Republican party of the country ;
the . party and principles . that have
saved us from anarchy and despotism ;
the.party now leading us to national
peace, happiness and prosperity.
plause.1 The war has ended..
burv its d
The llepublican party nas inscriDeu
upon its banners, Equal Rights,1 Civil
and Religious Liberty, Free Schools,
Progress, Justice. This party presents
to you for its standard-bearer in North
Carolina. Gov. Tod R. Caldwell, (loud
applause,) a name that commends itself
xo me loyai arm puinouu peuiJiu ui ic
State; a man; who in the darkest hour
of the late struggle became Governor,
and who has executed the duties' of his
high office with the greatest credit to
himself; the State, and to the satisfac
tion of all who are in favor of law, or
der, peace and quiet. (Applausej) The
Democratic-Conservative party f have
only one charge against Gov. Caldwell,
and that is, he is a despot, because he
would not and will not obey their be
hests, nor yiolate his obligations to the
. Judge Settle here entered, into a de
tailed statement in regard te the; man
ner in which the last legislature was
elected, their, diabolical scheme to call
a Convention,' overturn the State gov
ernment and the Supreme Court, and
how Gov. Caldwell had nipped in the
bud all their plans and schemes, l .
THE KIRK-BEI.GEN WAR. VANCE'S
MILITIA. ; J
Judge Settle then spoke of Holden's
Militia, and instituted a comparison
between what they did and what was
done by Ex-G6v. Vance's Militia, un
der the direction of Genl Leventhorpe,
the Democratic candidateTfor Auditor,
and others. He gave a history;of the
'Bull Pens" in Randolph spoke of
the maltreatment of Owen's wife ; of
the murder of Owen ; of the brutality
of Col. Albert Pike, one of Vance's
Militia Colonels, whose barbarity and
savageness so entirely outstripped
everything that Kirk and his men had
ever done, continuing, ne saiu: i
the Democratic party insist on bringing
up these things in order to promote
their cause, then will Republicans un
earth and bring again to light, at least
a few of tho things that belong tothe
dead past, and which many of their
prime leaders Know too mucn aooui
for their own or their party's good at
this time. He said, I was in favor, and
am still, of carrying on this campaign
on the merits of the platforms of the
two parties, and the candidates: but I
find the other side means abusej slan
der and villification, and appeals to
Dassion and prejudice. Then if Greek
must meet Greek, we are ready for the
tug of war.
BLACK SLAVEIiY VS WHITE SLAVERY.
When we of the South found our
selves vanquished, we laid clown our
arms. We lost our slaves they were
freed bv the war. The majority pf the
thinking men of both parties agree that
slaverv was a curse instead of rf! bless
ing. The black man is now free; with
all the rights and privilejres. duties
and responsibilities of other free, men.
Black slavery is dead, but nov we
have white slavery. The chains that
bound the black man have been! hung
around the neck of the white man
Every man who joined the Invisible
Empire, White Brotherhood or Ku
Klux Klan became a slave to those who
duped him into it, and a slave to base
and hellish designs. Wyatt Outlaw
was hung, Puryear was drowned, Ste
phens was murdered, Corliss was
scourged, Caswell Holt was shot, Shoff
ner was driven into exile, through the
machinations of this damnable organ
ization ; and the men who ruled that
organization are the ones who erected
tho " Bull Pens" and acted as 41 Tith
ing'.' officers; and who had charge of
'conscriptions" in this stateduringtne
war. Every man who joined theKu
Klux -and assisted in murder was a
"slave of the master" who plotted and
schemed the murder. I would not be
disposed to visit vengeance upon the
rank and file of the Ku Klux Klah, but
I demand that the leaders be brdught
to justice and that the law be vindi
cated in full. I believe there are hun
dreds and hundreds of men who con
nected themselves with the Ku Klux,
who are now sorry -for it and ( who
watch the pppoitunity to get. out pf it ;
and until this unpatriotic and unholy
"League of Murder" is broken up,
there is White Slavery wherever it is
established ; and we, as Republicans,
desire to abolish Slavery, wherever and
in whatever form it may exist.
GENERAL GRANT THE ADMINISTRA
the National Republican party, Judge
Settle said: Nearly, if not all, of the
States that have thus far chosen (dele
gates to the Natienal Republican Con
vention, nave instructed mem io sup
port President Grant for re-election.
. . V A A 11 1 1-
(Applause.) -"l-interpret mis to meau
that he will be the next President,
(great applause) all reports to thej con
trary notwithstanding. (Applauseand
laughter.) General Grant, by his. re
markable series of triumphs in the; field
of baf tle,'and by his equally remarka
ble success in . executing tlje -Reconstruction
Acts, has twice rescued the
country from the greatest perils that
ever encompassed it. His consummate
ability,, and the loyalty he has exhibit
ed in every emergency of peace and
war, have made him the most illustri
ous exponent of the principles whidi
were fought for, and. which triuniphed
in the war of the rebellion ; (loud ap
ulause.. and he was the natural success
or of Abraham Lincoln (cheers) in the
affections of the American . people.
fLoud applause.) The manner in which I
he has conducted the administrahbn of i
nrt en fa m
I J SATISFACTORY TO THE AMERICAN.;;:
as a leerierar thiner, and - it is? decreed
-i thatihis lease of power shall be extend
' 1 , JT : JT . XI Jit.', -J j
ed 'four years from the 4th day of
3IarcJi, 1873. (Applause.). The Dcm-
ocrata have done all they could to break
down Gen. Grant's popularity , with the
! American people. i?or tnree vears iney
of the people he is stronger to-day than
when elected to tne iresiaency in io.
Fellow-citizens, the National Repub
licah!party .is the, only party that can
save Jthe country and bring us national
prosperity. The; men who rushed us
into war and are t-day glad and proud
that fhey did it,:are not - the men. into
whose hands should be entrusted the
management of the affairs of the na
tion, j ...V . - :j -... ;, . 'r'-.'-. : V.
,J - I THE DEMOCRATIC VA UT X
is the party of
slavery and narrow,
The Republican par
ty is the party of freedom and advor
catesj the greatest good to the greatest
numtfejv (Applause.) , The Republican
S arty, gave protection to the poor man's
omeitead. It gave to- the mechanics
a Lief i Law. It is the party of progress
and reform. You hear Democratic
speakers talkin Jof the great amount
oi stealing: unai
tion. jj Why, my
riends, one Democrat,
ioney than all that
has been stolen i
-.' er General Grant's
We Haveseut sof
it. the Penitentiary!
fnr. ctrxi lin(r ihu k
how Ss it with the Democrats ?
they catch a thief, do llwy punish liim?
No. They hon;r him- for it, and rev
erence him as tliey did Bill . Tweed in
News York, whom they.: elected to the
Senate of that State by eleven thousand
majority. ' - (Applause, and cries of,
i"that's so, hit 'em again.
y a. a. v a a. a
Henrv Wilson, a
who.e statements are seldom aouDted,
has jtold the laboring men of New
Hampshire, in a speech recently made
there?, that there' has been less per cent-
age4 df loss -under General Grant's ad
ministration than any since that of
Johri Qujncy AdamsJ John Tyler, a
son' pf ex-President Tyler, in a letter
recently puDiisnea, states mat unuer
VanBuren'sadniinistration, there ware
ninetv-six out of ninety-eight receivers
of public moneys, who were defaulters.
Did you ever hear of one of these de
faulters being cohvicted and sent to the
JN CONCLUDING HIS REMARKS
Judge Settle paid an eloquent tribute
to Gov. uaidweii, ana urgea au to cast
their votes for him and make him Gov
ernor of North .Carolina for the next
After describing tne manner in wnicn
GovVHolden had been stricken down
tor his efforts in ibehalf of the poor and
defenceless, he said : When Governor
Holtlen fell, Tod R. Caldwell stepped
forward and assumed the duties and
responsibilities jof command, and he
profed a bulwark to the citadel of .our
liberties, sit . was a grand spectacle a
braie man nobly doing his duty amid
2 m a v a i mi
a storm oi tnreats ana aouse. j.ney
threatened to impeach him and he had
thejest of reasons for believing they
woiHd do .so, for we had all just seen
our chief fall ; but nothing daunted,
Go. Caldwell let them know that they
wo&ld have to pass over his dead body,
before they could destroy the liberties
of His people; and ku klux-like, with
an eye to saletyj tney quaiieu. ivmiast
a storm of abuse and tnreats, he stood
like a rock, and to his moral heroism
wof'to-d jy owe our liberties. Every.
la . a r 1 1 TTT A.
one Kno.-s wnere to nna nim. xie ur
tetw no u::certaih sound, and curse him
as vou mav. vou all know that he is a
true, a brave, and an honest man. You
have tried himj for two years and you
all know that he is not only capable,
bujt eminently so. Then why turn him
out and make an experiment with an
unknown man; or at lest one known
onjy for his efforts in behalf of giant
tie spoke two) hours and was listened
to Jivith the greatest respect and atten
tion by all present.
: Geo. M. Arnold followed Judge Set
tle! when the Meeting dispersed with
cheers for Grant, Caldwell and the Re
public Meeting in iiieghany.
A large an4 enthusiastic meeting
came off at Spatta, in Allegfiany coun
ty jori Tuesday the Gth inst., according
to previous appointment.
The Democrats having made an ap
pointment the; day previous to speak
onjthe same day, contemplating a suc
cess, but, having half the time, which
is 411 we wish, jgave them a drubbing
not soon to ne
I refer to Col.
forgotten ny the leeoie
this Mountain country.
W. F. Henderson, who
addressed the crowded Court House for
i a i j i x
aDput two n ours, m reuiy iu uue xxi .
Folk, in stirring and enthusiastic
teitons ; vindicating most ably the ad
ministration Of President Grant and
Gov. Caldwell urging their re-election
as universally necessary to our future
happiness and prosperity against Ku
Kfux Democracy and tyranny. Col:
Henderson closed amid the cheers and
applause of a Republicans present, to
thf utter horror of Democrats.
After speaking a Republican meet
ing was called, which resulted in the
election of delegates to the District and
County Conventions, pledging their
support for Gov. Caldwell as our stand
ard bearer in the coming campaign,
mst heartily approving the selectioMS
mde by the State Republican Con
vention, and hailing with pleasure the
information that that body endorsed
thp administration of President Grant,
anil recommended, his reuomination
fo the Presidency ; believing it to be
the earnest - desire of every true Re
publican that he should, be our next
Alleghany Co., May 10, 1872.
Is For the Carolina!Kra.
t ... :. a uara. -
Feeling assured that you would not
dd an intentional injustice, - even to a
political opponent, I respectfully re
quest the privilege of correcting certain
statements recently made in THE Era
injegard to myself.' You sfate that I
vqted for all the Convention t)ills, al
though J had .pledged myself not to do
SOi - t "i -; r r:' M
This I emphatically deny, and the
troth of my denial will be seen by
reference to pages 188, 246, 52G, and 600
of the House Journal. . . -
You also state that I promised if the ,
rwr diem was over four dollars to " hand !
have followed him witn ooioquy ana ;M, Arnold and Thomas M. Owen were
reproach, but in V n ". ) chosen secretaries.
. rTjiE KEARTS and Affections a - On motion of O. W. Welker," Hon.
it over to the I poor of the county." In i August, when he will be repudiated by
reply to this' I have simply to say, j the honest citizenship of North Caroli
Tmndp. no such' oromise as can be proven ! na and "left alone in his unenviable
by Mr. John1 A. McDonald who was
my opponent in the canvass. .
J; A. Womack.
Pittsboro N. C, May 11th, 1872.
' r tion. . . ...
! ' " GREi5NSBORo; lMay 15; Isti.
Congressional District Conveh
tion assem bled in the Court House at
k3 o'clock. P. M: Col J. JV Martin.- of
i wtOKes was-called to the chair and Geo.
Thos. Settle .was nominated for Con
gress by acclamation.' .
On motion nf Pol. (J S. Winstrafl:
Stephen A. Douglas was nominated for
Elector of this Congressional District.
On motion of Col. W. F. Henderson,
a committee on resolutions was ap
pointed. The committee consisted of
GeeVW. : Welker, W. F. Henderson, C
w. w instead, W. A. Alonght and Geo.
M. Arnold. . '; ; v:; ; s ' :
v The folIowiftgreport. was made and
Jlesolvedy That this Convention of
delegates from the 5th Congressional
District, re-affirm the platform of orin-
r ciples adopted by the Republican Con
vention atixaleighon the 17th of April,
1872 ; and that they endorse the nomi
nation of candidates for State officers
then and there made. . . ..
On motion of Col. C. 8. Winstead,
the chairman was requested to inform
Judge Set tle and Geh. Douglas of their
nominations and ask their acceptance.
On motion of Geo. M. Arnold, one
perswn from each county was" elected to
constitute tne District (Jommittee
J-"- .. -V .
Harnett, of person
(Jaswell: H. M. Kay. of Alamance; H.
A. Dousrlas. of Rockineham : Thos. B
Keogh, of Guilford ; R. F. Trogden, of
Randolph ; Henderson Adams, of JJa
vidson; A. H. Joyce! of Stokes.
On motion of Col. Henderson, The
JVew North State, Carolina Era and
National Jtepublican were requested to
publish these proceedings. .
On motion, the Convention adjourn
ed sine die. j : .
V? . J. J. MARTIN, Chm'n.
Geo. M. Arnold, 1 s pta !p .
Tnos. M. Owen, ; becretaries:.
We call upon the . Republican jpur-
. nals of the- State to make the people
thoroughly acquainted with the provis
ions of the "Election and Registration
Act" passed by the last Legislature.
We intend, before a great while,vto
nublish the whole, or lmnortant sec
tions, of the law, so that Republicans
can meet its new. and universal re
quirements. The object of t he Act was
undoubtedly to prevent- a full Repub
lican vote from being polled. Especial
ly ought attention to be paid to the re
quirements for Registration of voters.
We urge Republicans of every town
ship to organize-and appoint commit
tees to see that all our voters are prop
erly registered before the day of elec
tion. There, is no use of exclaiming
that the Act, so far as registration is
concerne'd, is unconstitutional. That
will do no good. If the matter is neg
lected, it may be the means of our los
ing the State. The election this year,
is on Thursday, the first day of August.
Registration must be completed before
that day. !
The seventh i section of the Act is as
Sec. 7. Xo elector shall be entitled to reg
ister or vote, in other precinct or township,
than the one in which he is an actual and
bona fide resident on the day of election,
and no '. certificate of 'registration shall be
Sec. 11. JNo registration shall be allowed
on the daj of election, but if any person
shall give satisfactory evidence to the judges
of the eleotion that he has come of the age
of twenty-one years on the day of election,
or has, for any 'other reason, become on that
day entitled to register, he shall be allowed
to register and vote. ...
By the provisions of the sixth sec
tion, the Registrars must sit each day,
(Sundays excepted,) from, the first
Thursday In July, up to and including
the day preceding the first Thursday in
August. Th is does not include election
day. Daring the time above mention
ed, those entitled to register, whose
names are not on the books, can have
that privilege. It is our advice that
every voter, whether he has been be
fore registered or not, should see to it
that his name is properly entered upon
the books. We again urge the town
ships to appoint Committees to take
this matter in hand. Organization is
the soul of strength. Neio North Slate.
On the Rant.
The would-have-been Associate Jus
tice. Ah Sin Merrimon. the Ku Klux
Gubernatorial candidate arid his breth
ren are "on the rant," because The
Era charges that he was once a Union
man and a particular friend of George
W. Kirk. There is no use denying the
fact, it is true. It was charged in 1868
and Ah. Sin denied it, but the denial
then was as futile as it will be now.
His being a Union man during the war
and at the close, is commendable, but
his desertion of his Union principles,
his Union friends and the party that
preserved the Union, for office and a
share of Democratic spoils, is what we
denounce. And though there might
not have beenj anything reprehensible
in his inviting Kirk into a meeting,
sitting side by side with the Union sol
dier, and offering resolutions of thanks
to him to George W. Kirk, whose
hands the Ku Klux will doubtless say,
were yet reeking wth tbe blood of
murdered Southerners ; yet we cannot
see with-what consistency Ah Sin can
denounce the "Tennessee murderer and
desperado." That Ah sin did offer the
resolution of thanks to-Kirk, there is,
no doubt. We have been informed by
one that was present, a very reliable
and "highly responsible gentleman, that
such was the case. If Ah Sin's record
is an inconsistent one, it is his own
fault, and he should "grin and bear"
the consequences. '
In reference to these attacks we will
quote an old saying :) "Guilty men alone
tear them, or are hurt by them,Avhose
actions will not bear examination.
'Tis Fact alone, which annoys them.'?
A. S. Merrimon ' was a Union man
and did offer resolutions of thanks to
George W. Kirk, and if the charge
l hurts, - it must hurt. No amount of
"ranting77 will drive the Kepublicans
from making it, and more inan that,
he bartered his principles to the Klan
for an Associate Justiceship on the Su
preme Court Bench.
vLet Ah Sin and his "brethren" rant
as much aud as loudly as they will, the
inconsistency of his record and the in
famous treason to his principles and to
his friends will be fully exposed; be-
tween tnis and tne nrst mursaay in
glory" to sink into the contempt which
JRis venai treason to nome principles
must and will consign him. Tilnston
Who done It? Judge Merrimon
in his Greensboro' speech, speaking of
iraua ana corruption: savs: " ...wr.u.v
4?At a Jimo of desolation . and uniyersar
impoverishment, . -Willie -toe had 'pu b'Jie
debt ainounting to! many -millions ordol
lars, and there was no' ability; of tb. people
to pay tha interest on that debt, tne raaical
oflicials bf the State, of high and low design,
by combinations and, conspirade unheard
of, undertook to increasQ- tbe;r.public debt
over S26,ooo,wo I tsyr iraua u lent com Dina
tions and devices the -bonds of the State Is-
sued'Tsut upon the tnarket,-!and the -vast
.sum, less than 500,000- have . gone, in to -our
public works.- Thefjeredit of tne Statq Is
prostrate and ruined- for the .present, : and
all the ' public works; are. .virtually sus
pended." . .- . :..'' --"V- '';-rl'-. ' -
Will the Hon. A. S. i 3Ierrimon in
form us who the Attorney - of Geo. W.
Swepson & Co. was, .and who drafted
the bill Whereby the .State of North
Carolina was swindled out , of bonds ?
If the gentleman is ashamed to an
swer, we can hntl one for him lfl. the
Report of the Fraud Commission.
Neicbern Times. ; . -
J. C-;LOGA.T HARRIS, Editor;
THURSDAY, MAY 23d, 1872.
All Letters relating to Subscriptions or
Advertisements, must be' addressed to WM. M
BkOWIi, Business Manager.
Gov. Cald well Public Speaking:
Gov. Caldwell, Col. T. L. Hargrove and
otherstvill address the people at the follow
Jng times and places, to.-wit: - ,
! Smithville, Brunswick county, Friday
24th May. '
! Whitesville, Columbus county, Saturday
n;iv. -r - w . - .
i Elizabethtown, Bladen .county' Monday
JSlav 27th. v
I Magnolia,' Duplin county, 'Tuesday May
2tn. . .
; Ilallsville, Bladen county, Wednesday
:Mav29th. t : . . . . .... . t
Onslow C, H., Onslow county, -Thursday
May 30th. r, ,
i Trenton. Jones county. Friday, May 31st,
I . Kinston, Lenoir county; Saturday June 1,
Golds bo ro, Wayne county, Monday,- 3ra
June. - i ; ' . . -
Snow - Hill, Greene county Wednesday,
June 5th. !: ; .-
WiLson, Wilson county, Friday, June 7th.f
Notice of other appointments will be
given in due time. ' .- .
Local, State and General Items.
Delegates. Messrs. Jas. H. Harris and
John H. .Williamson were elected delegates
to the National Republican Convention,
which meets in Philadelphia bit the 5th of
next month. T. F. Lee and Isaac Stray-
horn were elected alternates. ..
'Wk Know Suspended. We learn that
the publisher will, if the paper is not re
sumed, refund the money paid in for sub
scription, j We think it a rather up hill
business to make a neutral paper pay in
these times of political excitement.-
Correction. An advertisement appear
ed in The Eka some time ago, stating that
Mr. John Massey would furnish timber
from his: mill, was an . error. Mr. Massey
only hauled logs to the mill, and sold plank
from his logs. The mill was ownea by Mn
Page. Wo make this statement iri justice
to Mr. Massey, and also to Mr. Page.
' Personal. The Charlotte r Observer- of
the 17th says we noticed in our city yester
day Maj. W. A. Smith, the late jovial Pres
ident of the N. C. R. R. The Major is now
a candidate from his District for Congress,
and if elected will let the people know, what
he knows about law making. ,As he was.a
-good Railroad President, we hope that he
;will prove as successful in representing his
constituents in Congress. -i
Dwelling and Kitchen Destroyed.
The .Wilson Plaindealer regrets to learn
that on Tuesday evening last the dwelling
and kitchen of Mr. Thomas Meacham, near
Black Creek, in that county, were com
pletely destroyed by fire, including a great
er portion ; of the household and kitchen
furniture. . I The, fire first caught i from the
kitchen stove, pipe. Loss, $3,000.' '.
j. Murder. The Statesville Intelligencer
says last week, just as we went to press, a
negro boy was brought to town and lodged
in jail,' on the charge of saying he' had been
hired to kill the woman, Margaret Seamon.
Since that time another one has been locked
iip as being implicated in the same crimel
At first thought we intended to give the
result of their examination before the Mag
istrate, but on reflection have concluded
not to do so, as many persons might form
an opinion and thereby endanger Ithe im-
panneling a jury in our court.
PaSquotank Superior Court. The
Elizabeth City North' Carolinian Says the
Spring session of our Superior Courtopened
on Monday, Hon. J. W. Albertson on the
Bench. His charge to the Grand Jury was
able, clear, and especially pertinent to the
times. He is giving excellent satisfaction
as a Judgej The new Solicitor, Willis Bag
ley, Esq., is also favorably impressing our
people. He performs the duties of his of
fice efficiently and promptly. The usual
amount of business is being transacted-
Slight Mistake. The last number of
Leslie's Chimney Corner , under the head of
Self-made-men of our times,, has a pno-
tograpb of j W. A. Smith. This is ' all very
well, but the most appropriate place ior ms
picture is in the "Rogues' Gallery.-Raleigh
Sentinel.1' Y I -'
Evidently bur neighbor has ..made ; a
mistake. Maj.' Smith . has never been, ac
cused of stealing much iess convicted of that
offense. " li is of record that the Editor of
The Sentinel was con victed by a Democratic
Legislative Committee of robbing, the State
of more than Three Thousands Dollars un
der the co ver of the letter "m'.'':' The Senti
nel meant to say that the picture of the
Editor of that paper should be hanging in
the Rogues', Gallery, provided, the proprie
tor of the Gallery -ould submit, to such a
disgrace ! j"- ; . .'. .
j . : Newspaper Files. The : Anierican
Newspaper Reporter says there are received
and kept regularly on file at the American
Newspapei Advertising Agency of Ged. P.
Rowell & Co., New York,, no less than 582
different American daily newspapers 56
tri-weeklies, 49 semi-weeklies, 4,662 week
lies, 8 semi-monthlies and 320 monthlies,
making a weekly average of over 8,500 pe
riodicals of all kinds which are regularly
filed and kept open for inspection by adver-.
tisers and others who may . be interested.
The visitor to New York from Oregon,
Texas, Florida, or Mainet can find at this
establishment the local paper published at
i - r - v -1
Southern Claims. The fbllewing iVah
Houbo 64" the Congress on Friday last i
MivBlarr (Mich.) re
appropriation to pay
Mr. Blair. jtaid .that
pill had -been, examined
naade by the Southern
and . there were som
approved by the Commission that were still
he-u by the committee for examination.
TJ. v amount appropriated by the biU' is
?S47,997.9o, and covered a large number of
stnau claims. The amendments were agreed
to, and the. bill passed,. : .; ,; . ,.; ; ; -v
Mr. Blair also reported a -'number of" nrf
vaio bills r which were passed. :' Also, a bill
for the relief of J. Milton Best, of Paducah:
Ky. ' This billi involving the question of
payment lor property tlestroyear lor;muita
ry purposes during the .wargave riso to
considerable debate, it being.rgiied that
this was : the establishment of a precedent
" 1 . . i .liiit mi.?
ii" a luigw iiumuer oi similar ciauus. jne
lIll ta 1a.'- i :
um wita iiuiiiiy passeu jviinou a uivision.
Mr. Louis P. Olds now resides In Wash
ington, D. C, and to him .our people are
iit,iy mucuieu tor lae passage oi tne Dill
to pay Southern Claims as examined and
reported favorably by the Commissioners.
The Senate will pass the bill before adjourn-
.New Judicial District. -The Ashevill
iioner;says we have received man v en
quires, orally and by letters, from friends!
in different sections of the country ooncern-
ing this measure. A month ago we thought
the bill would have been a ' law in afew
days. Our information -from Senator Jool
was, that tLe only' difficulty to be appro
Mr. Cobb, member from ) the 1st -District,
informed us in Raleigh, when We. met him
at the Convention, that he had the bill pass
ed by the House and sent . to the Senate.
Why it hangs fixe there, we are unable to
telL The responsibility .must ; rest with
Senator Pool for its delay or defeat. : Wes
tern Republicans : have done all in their;
power to secure the passage of the measure.
It is one of great importance to the people
and is . much desired by all parties.' We
hope Senator Pool will urge this matter to
an early passage. , . . '. .
Minoritt Representation. The fol
lowing question was raised in the CongreS'
sional Convention at Franklinton on the
15th inst: r-:r.r,
lias a majority or delegates irpm any
county thel right to cast the entire vote of the
county,-and thus exelude the minority from
representation? v , ', '
The President decided ;
That a majority ol delegate from any
county have not the right to vote the entire
vote of the county, and that the minority
were entitled to cast , their proportionable
part of the vote. - iM j ji
From this . decision Hon. Jo. W.' Holden
appealed. The Convention sustained the
President by very nearly a unanimous
vote. ' ':" ' "'
We publish this action for the benefit of
Conventions to be held hereafter.
Whats in a Name? The Democrats of
Franklin, Nash and Wilson convened i
Nashville last Thursday. W. K. Davis, of
Franklin, and another man was nominated
-as Senators from that District. The Battle-
boro Advance and the Daily News says the
other man was- J. W. Danham, of Wilson,
but the Sentinel says it was "Major John
W. Demham." We suppose it is the gen
tleman whbfigures in the Auditor's Report
(printed at the Sentinel office) as " John W
Dencham." . J! !
The Cause of Temperance finds some
of its most insidious and dangerous foe's in
the many so-called " tonics " and " appe
tizers," made of cheap whisky and refuse
liquors, finished up to suit depraved appe
tites, under the name of medicines. Dr.
Walker's California Vinegar Bitters
are none of these. They are not a beverager
but a genuine medicine purely vegetable,
prepared from California herbs by a regular
physician. For all diseases ofthe stomach,
liver, kidneys, bladder,' skin and blood,
they are an infallible ; and unrivalled
remedy. ; . 142 4 w.
CIRCUIT: COURT OF THE UNITED
States, District of North Carolina
United States vs . 3350 lbs manufactured
tobacco, 605 lbs leaf tobacco, 125 of liquoice,
&c, &c, fec. Firall wkich James
' Keineman gave his appraisement bond in
the sum of (?3,100) thirty-one hundred
dollars with Jonas i-Sohiff ! and Phillip
Schiff as his sureties. Libel of Infprma-
tion. ; - m-
To Jas. Heineman, Jonas Schiff and Phillip
. Schiff, and to all whom it may concern :
Greeting. j '
Notice" is hereby given, that the above
mentioned property was seized by" J. J.
Mott, Collector of Internal Revenue for the
6th Collection District of North Carolina,
on the 13th day of May, 1872, as forfeited to
the uses of the. United states, for violation
of the Internal Revenue Laws, and the same
is libelled and prosecuted in the Circuit
Court of the United States for condemnation
for the causes in the said Libel of Informa
tion set forth ; and that the said causes will
stand for trial at the Court Room of said,
Court at Raleigh on, the fifth day of June
next, if that be a jurisdiction day, and if not
at 1 the next day of jurisdiction thereafter,
when and where all persons are warned to
appear to showcause why said property
shall not be declared liable to forfeiture, or
a judgment accordingly granted upon said
appraisement Bond, and to intervene for
their interest. I
' - Given under my hand at office, in Raleigh,
this 20th dajnof May, 1872. ' ' I
u . S. T. CARROW,
50 2w. United States Marshal.
JjpOTICE IN BANKRUPTCY.
Notice is hereby given, that a Petition has
been filed in said Court by Wm. H. Merritt,
in said District, duly declared a BanKrupt
under the. Act of. Congress of March 2d,
1867, for a discharge and certificate thereof
from all his debts and otherclaims provable
under said Act, and that the 8th day of June,
1872, at 10 o'clock, ;A M.f at the office of
A. W; Shaffer, Register in Bankruptcyt in
Raleigh, JN J., is assigned ior tna nearing
of the same,. when and where all creditors,
who have proved their debts; and:other per
sons in interest may attend and snow-cause,
if any they have, why the prayer of the said
petitioner should not be grarxted. And that
the second and third meetings will be. held
at the same time and place.
.Dated at New Berne, N. C, on tho loth
day of May, A.' D., 1872.
i CHARLES HIBBARD, Clerk: ;
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Vn:.wv ta V.ava'Kw mirAM f 1 i f O T-of t t IMl
been filed in said Court by J. E. Mason, in.
said District, duly - declared a , Bankrupt
under the Act of Congress of March 2d,
1867, for a discharge and certificate thereof
from all his debts and other claims provable
under said Act, and that the 8th day of
June, 1872, at 10 o'clock, A. M., at the office
of A. W. snaner, register in isanKrupscy,
in Raleigh, N. C, is assigned -for the hear
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tors, who have proved their debts, ! and
other persons in interest may attend and
show cause, . if any they have, why .( the
prayer of the said petitioner should not be
granted. And that the second and third
meetings win oe neid at tne same lime ana
place. " ... .-. !
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