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Hie Isrislatlirfi nnrl ; 1fifrontli.
j; ment ami Itefbrin. ;
Retrenchment and Reform were the
watchwords of the Democracy in 1870.
, We had a right to expect that the good
f om days the former times the purer,
1 more honest and better times wfcn
uirce uunare a uay was consiuereu a
great sum, and whenrthe General As
Hcmbly sometimes adjournedhy. Christ
I inas would soon ; return with all r their
; iialcyon blessings.. That ; Legislature.
we were led to think, WDiild scorn to
compare itself with the abominable
" pow-wbV radical "assembly , which
had preceded it, and .would ask only
to 1k compared with the Assemblies of
former and better times and men.1,
- But what is 3 the; result? We find
i them comparing themselves with 'the
own standard of right, making, most
1 unfair fand partisan ".statements and
j drawing unjustifiable conclusions. No
ailowan.ee is made for the fact that tho
! Republican Legislature started in July
ISG-Vwlth a naked constitution- and
had all the machinery" of State govern
, ment and laws ; to remodel and put in
operation, 'from the foundation up
I wards ; and because, forsooth, the lat
ter Legislature did not sit quite as long-,
take quite as .much ner diem an iht
former, the attempt is made to make
, the (people believe the Democratic
I legislature has 5een doing its duty.
I A correspondent of The Sentinel a
month or so back summed up the enorm
ous amount of $13,520 & the saving by
, the Democrats, in cutting down the
salaries of officials at Raleigh. But he
took mrft in cnr nnfhtnw nlnn f
j o v that WAV
savings on the salary of the Attorney jl , V
amqni at- ct,tnn i rn . I itissaic
. v.. 4v .w , mi, uiiipp. AlIC CvUltU y oi nit;
Superintendent of Public Works was
cut down to $300 and his clerk and
mileage taken away, so that he can
neither live in Raleigh nor go there
when called as one of the Council,
whose constitutional duty it is to ad
vise the Governor in the execution of
his office." But they piled up the
" agony" on their Democratic, favorite,
Mr. Shipp, to the tune of about $4,800.
His salary was $1,500 with $200 added
ror attending the Supreme Court.
They made him a Fraud Commissioner
at a per diem of $5; Supreme Court Re
porter; salary $C00 with the privilege
of selling a many extra copies of the
reports as he can Estimated at $1,000
additional. Let as state the account:
pledges as to retrenchment and reform.
t he $3,338.33 overdrami by TlieSmtintlt
Josiah Turner, Jr., the i Editor, knows
fo little about this small matter that
ve cannot; learn, anything1 from him
definitely .'about it; The f facts, J ho vr
ever, as published, are these : To get the
printing in the hands of the party, the
law creating the office of Public Printer
.was' repealed. ' Little'field .was thus
thrown out and a committee, of the
Legislature authorized to contract with
The Sentinel to do the work. A con
tract ' was made ; but after a tirpe, it
was fpund tliat The, Sentinel man had
overlrawn the abo ve sum of $3,338.38
navmg . cnargea for blank pages and 1
parts or DianK pages, ana measured, his;
worK m away contrary to the, rules of
his profession,-he. Idrew 4Q cents .more
by the page than Littlefield had drawn, "- , ; FJSVSFS!1?1
although the flatter had temtracted'tt y..
$1.00 per i thousand 1 M ems," and the
former at !75 cents for the ' same. Th e
Sentinel measured by the letter ." in
stead of the square of that letter-called
the quadrilateral or 'quad in." and in
this way got C27 more m's to the page, j
than the notorious' Littlefield. . But Jo.
Turner still does f the printing, other
parties offered good bonds, to do it for
sary.cost on , the., Impeachment and
Convention' questions the meanness
on ,the per . diem and other matters
more than . sufficient
tfiat the Legislature
has falsified its
r : This articlejvas' written by' a prom
inent Republican. We endorse it and
.adopt It: Tlie author amf maflv Re-
rpubliea irs; desire thV Republican Press
of the State 'to copy. f We have one
more article- 'from the same source
which will appear next "Week: The
articles are , well ; written, and reflect
weun uu uie auuiur. .. v w iu.ue giaa
to receive more' articles from the same
pen. Ed. Era "
Hit HSm Again ( li - A
grieved because Gov., Hblden paid cer-
ltain amounts of money ; to help put
down' the Ku Klux. His bitterest tears,
nowever, are siiru ovw ?ouu paia jVir.
L, P. Olds. , He
directs special attten-
tion .to theftctiat when Sir. Olddxe-
receiving his regular salarv
AS ftllPfl T f
TJte Neics mail
holy horror, and
est men think' o
ever seen or hea
if. mpn Hva nnrl nil a f
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ast77i5ivaand its party is sq
very averse to. people going back and
' : Shoulder to Shoulder. V r
Good nominations and united aetion
in support of such. ; nominations, yill
ensure a triumnhant;llvictory; for the
From the. Wilmintrtou PoR l
ivi."rj..K ANI LEACH.
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Fight the levil with Fire.?
Sixth ; Congressional IMstrict. "
The Republicans of this District met
in. Convention at Concord, Cabarrus
county, on Thursday last. Hon. O. H.
Dockery, of Richmond, was nominated Republican party in August next Thus
by. acclamation for Cpngress,' and Mr.j tar strong men men of character and
Y. S. J8ynum, of Lincoln,' for Presideh-' standing have been nominated for the
tiaf Elecior. "The' platform takes de various offices within1 the srift I of th a
oeived that; amount - hejwas Attorney caded ground innfav6r of the repeal of people.-Our nominees' deserve a' vigor
General , receiving his recrular salarv ',"r'the' Internal5 Revenue' Laws': endorses1 ous suDnort from the1! rank nnrl filo nf
the National and State Administra- the "party: it is useless to think of suc-
ralses his hands in tions ; asks pardon .for the masses now cess unless thefe1 is united and dafer.
ureKs-wnatao non- unaennaictment lor js.u Jiuxism.ana mmea action on the nart of mpm iv.ro UonffressnthfT "Fifth TiicfHf -r
that ; Was ; the Wi&pwUhmerd'toT the leaders' iiK:; and leaders' of -the nartv throughout th
d;pf before where tion- i Better or strorigerlriomiriatiohs could I different counties. The peace of the ?T3mp: m aJswVRandoJpii
not have been made. , Col. Dockery is Nation depends upon ,the re-election of that the Kirk Bercen mr-eftSS.
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..men in ine oiaie,sin resiaeniurant itepublican victory iess menwas enough t6' -convict. and
i anu u nas Deen saia in Anerusc secures tne Ktate,:for r.Mnt: lulcvcr uumu, me xvepuDUcan partv.
i . 1. i " r -i j T. . . . .
, Judge Settle, of Rocking-'
Republican1 candidate I for
one of the first,
point of, "ability
less money, and the party -wavered,
As Attorney General, $1,500
I For attendance on Supreme
Court," 1 200
; As'Fraud Commissioner (about) 1,500
. Asl reporter, ' COO
For salw of Reports (estimated,) 1,000
Nor is this all he got. The Governor
sent him and Judge Cloud to Ruther
ford to investigate the Ku Klux out
rages, in that section, for which he was
paid but j we do not complain we
But this little and we might say,
(mean and contemptible saving of
$13,520 is not enough to satisfy another
i correspondent of The Sentinel vtho re
cently appears, in that sheet, under this
imposing heading, "Important Docu-
but the gentleman from Hyde rushed
to the rescue, stating that " Turner had
done too much for the Democratic party
tq be thrown overboard that he must
have the printing, his shoulders. Were
broad enough to bear the responsibility
it no other member's were." Well ! if
he continues. to save at that rate our
correspondent's $12,211.40 are already
saved. What a howl Jo. Turner wpuld
have raised if a " radical'.' had saved in
said that thousands , were saved
by reducing the per diem from $7 to $5.
But tho farmers of the country saved
nothing. Five dollars are harder to
get now than seven were four years
ago. Produce was a much better price
in greenbacks then, than it is now.
Seven dollars . in greenbacks in 18G8,
when the-Republicans took charge of
the State government, would buy $4.55
in gold ; five dollars in greenbacks Will
exactly do the same now. Where then
is the saving r The last Legislature
met twice in two years; sat nearly
seven months, or 190 days at $5 a 'day.
and got 20 cents, a mile for travel to
and from Italeigh four trips each way,
including the adjournments for, Christ
mas, making eight trips at $1.G0 per
mila-; A member traveling one hun
dred miles received at that rate $160
and $950 per diem, in all $1,110.00.
But surely they met twice, only! be
cause the constitution requires it ; why
they staid so long is not quite so clear.
They propose quite a different rule for
those that are to come-after them.
They wish the constitution so altered
that hereafter, the Legislature shall
of Yance y." : '
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wejnustontv with telling ' Tjiutoin is cM important that there shallbe topartythafute
what has; takenpIacince-MrrOIds portYili6Co instigated that-War. w ,cj:c , h
receivediffiat 'SSnO.-'Y 71 w fi4f ' 1 ? Mrim.iinfl"wp ftkvt s Amanri f rv ;:TraW!mf of kf Lnrx.i Ik B&a li- :. j. Judfffl KtilA in ,rpr1 vine" uniX . "i nL-0,
Judffe Shlnn- a Dmwrnt Btivi hrfievft that he tvilT he pffted: fil' f hA:"tnTp7 inavVf&Url-.u I one more thanj. condemn brutal ily;;X
FORTY LADIES INDICTED.
Mr. Olds as Attorney; General j and re
ceives the same salary He has prompt
ly drawn that salary J notwithstanding
he was made a member of the Fraud
Commission and drewre dollars a day
for every day he served on that Cbmmis-
Mr. Bynum is a" young lawyer of
more than ordinary ability, and "will
doubtless fill high positions as he grows
older, with honor to himself and to the
satisfaction of the people.'
His speech before the Convention at
During the Rebellion Judge Merri
mon"; was : Solicitor of the Mountain
(District which included the county of
Yancey. . In this county a tithing of
ficer had collected all the tithes and
had them stored away. Th officer in
charge" dealt out provisions in small
quantities to the people, until orders
were received from Asheville that the
tithes must be retained for the Confed
erate forces. The officer in charge of
the tithes was a humane man, and dis
obeyed orders rather than refuse people
iWhb were starving for something to
eat. One day the officer put the key
of the tithing house in his pocket and
left home to avoid the pitiful appeals
iof half-starved women and 'children
laia asiae. ... Ine eves of the Nation nro I Pormn aa nri t cn:o,i
upon North Carolina. That great party party Irepresentcondemns whatever
whose' leader was. the immortal Lin- ias not done Proper by Kirk or Bergen
Ul,ssesS. Grant, imperatively de- war. I charge him ns Plonrrino,
mands that every Republican r within to the party that murdered It Outfciw.
out the Union-,-especially
slon- He wasn't eTen satisfied at draw- Concord, ' was exceedingly ' creditable! the borders of the Old North State Stephens, and Colgrove, drowned Pur
ing his regular salary of seventeen hun- of which the party and. Mr. Bynum's shall do his wholedutv from nowuntil yr' s00111" i Co8? aPdi8,cores of
dred dollars per annum, and five dol- friehds are very proud. ; ' ,: ; ' the sun sets on the Fifth day of Novem- ttou2h
lars per day dded to it, so he got his K Col. Steele will, find Mr. Bynum a ber next. All for principle, and the kluxklan. Ialsocharo-emvcomnPHtor
friends to make him Reporter of the foeman worthy of his steel;5 and we party nothing for.! men: this spirit with being the candraate of the party
snail actuate tne republicans through- tatth,JnnS
in North Collet. . Leaventhronp. th I, Donm.
cratic candidate for Auditor, was a
militia ; General under Ex-Governor
Thousands nfnnr Tpnni wom rnini Vance, and, that the said Leaventhrone.
by the war inaugurated by the Demo- 5", Ste-
cratic party, and yet when the Repub- onlyl crime was that they refused to fire
lican party offered the people of the on the old flag, or fight against.the
State a Constitution whieh provided a Union. In that bull pen. tfcese women
homestead-thus enabling our people' STl0?1 ' S al1 the barbarities
te -t that t.hft mnr inhuman nlnrl mi!1
to save a:home from the general wreck, suggelt: they were not allowed to at-
tend the calls of nature without beincr
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Supreme Court, which pays Mm. some are mistaken if the caused of Republi
sixteen hundred dollars more ! canism is not greatly strengthened
And notwithstanding all this Judge .wherever Mr. Bynum addresses the
Shipp is put forward as as Representa- people.
tive Democrat, and is now a candidate
for two offices.
In the language of The JYews: "What
do honestmen think of that? Was the
like ever seen or heard of before?"
We know that TJie News was in favor
of Col. Walter Clark for Attorney Gen
eral, and we further know that a num-
uer oi juuge csnipps's aamireis are
for a little corn. Forty Ladies applied complaining because it takes so much
The platform is in harmony with
the spirit of the people. .
The Republicans of the Sixth , Dis
trict have done well. With good nom
inations for the Legislature and county
officers, united and . determined action
and a thorough canvass of every Town
ship, Col. Dockery will be triumphant
ly elected, j ' '.
' ' Up Guards and at theml ' .' '. '
that day for some corn. . The officer
Was absent. The Ladies retired and
held a. council of war and agreed to
break , pen the . door of the tithing
house and supply themselves ' with
corn. , They returned, called the offi-
"cer's wife, and told her to witness what
they the Ladies) did. The Ladies
i forced "open the door and ". measured
of his time to draw his salary that he
has no time to make any speeches for
the Democratic cause ; but we- did not
think that The News would call atten
tion to his drawing so many extra sal
aries, and then whine about glutting of the
Let the people of North Carolina re
member that A. S. Merrimon, Demo
cratic candidate for Governor, tried to
raise money to test the constitutionali-
Homestead clause in our
judge Merrimon and his friends la
bored hard to prevent even a home be-
ing saved Is he a poor man's friend ?
It is our opinion that he now believes
the homestead unconstitutional, null
and void. Can we trust him?
Hard to Suit.
attended by an armed male truard. I
charge that this gallant militia General
of Gov. Vance shot ' and killed young
Northcote, one beautiful Sunday morn
ing, and that his- only .crime .was, he
would not raise his arm to fight against
the Union. ! I charge that you belong
to the party that murdered,'? Owens,
that put his wife's finders i between
GenJ Leaventhorpe arrested poor wo-
A. S. Merrimon resigned his office as fence rails, in. order to compel her to
Constitution, in the Supreme Court of Judge in 1867 before he would submit whereher husband was, ho then
the United States. . . to the military authoritv hf th TTnit ?in?JnAe ?'oods to keeP.fr.om beInff
each of the forty the half of a bushel of men in 1864, because their husbands
corn, after which they went home, hav
ing relieved the Confederate govern
ment of twenty bushels of tithing corn !
Ait the. next terra of court Judsre
rerrimon sent'a bill beforo tho Grand
Jury which included each of the forty
ladies. A true bill was foundand the
Ladies were indicted 1 t
: 'Jnstahter capiases were issued and the
Sheriff arrested and held in custody as
many if not all the Ladies included in
It must be borne in mind that the
refused to fight for Jeff. Davis and his
slave oligarchy. ;f He.' dragged them off
from their little childen, to his bull
pen, and denied them even a moment's
privacy. The DaWy Ne&s ef this city
says he was nominated by the Demo
crats at Greensboro' as a reward for his
meet only once in two years get a sal- I husbands, brothers and fathers of these
aryofonly $300, and 10 cents a mile
for travel. Suppose we apply this rule
to - them. They would have drawn
only about $1,58 a day for 190 days;
and allowing them mileage for one ad
journment, have go'tten $10 for one
hundred miles travel, in all $340. 1 In
other words, they drew $770 more than
they are willing to allow any future
Legislature to cet. " O ! consistency,
; and adding only a few extra, he finally thou art indeed a jewek'f
winds up by saving to the people the
J sum of $181,148.10. The only wonder,
' as we will soon show, is that he stopped,
at that sum. According to his way of
stating things it would have been quite
'as easy to have doubled the amount.
For instance, heputs down the cost of
impeachment at the exact figures of
$13,008.03.; Now the impeachment
trial lasted, some say fifty-five, but let
us say forty-four days, which is perhaps
the true time. An examination of the
books of the Auditor and Treasurer
will justify the following statement,
viz: 1 .
Thrw extra Lawyers 44 days, $ 3,000.00
Reporting:, one man and taff
44 days, i .
Printing and stitch in
Pay of witnesses,
Pay of Members, 170 at $." per
Pay Clerks, Doorkeepers, dc
Fuel, and lights $24.00, 44
cords of wood $165.00,
Clerk and Messenger for Law
yers. . '
O ! for a forty parson power
To chant thy praise, hypocrasy."
They pocket seven hundred andser
enty dollars and make the next Legis
lature rob themselves of ; that amount
and give it to the people. The people
will exclaim as the old Trojans,
"We fear, the Greeks and their proffered
But further : the Democrats say they
spent only $645,579.97 to run the State
government in 1871, while the 41 radi
cals" spent $1,127,214.10 for the same
purpose, tne year oeiore. 'ine Audi
tor's report shows the., true amount1 for
1870 to be $895,361.99. The above amount
Ladies were not deserters, but were in
the trenches ' arotmd Richmond and
Petersburg fighting while their wives,
sisters, mothers, and children were
starving at home.
After the bill was found, a Mr. Wil
liam Ray, of Yancey county, a promi
nent man and a staunch friend of the
Confederate cause, told Judge Merri
mon that the "Ladies ought not to be
prosecuted ; that their husbands, fath
ers and sons were fighting for the
i South ; that they were not deserters j
and that it would be an outrage to
; prosecute and convict the Ladies under
: such circumstances. Judge Merrimon
refused to enter a npl. pros: tnat day
but told Mr. Ray to go home and think
iover the matter and corao back next
day. . .
l' Next day Mr; Ray returned. Judge
jMerrimon told him that he would not.
pros, the indictments if the Solicitor's
fees, four dollars in each case, and the
costs,1 were paid. Whereupon Mr. Ray,
out of his own private purse, paid So
licitor Merrimon One Hundred and
It is well known that Judge Merri
mon exerted himself to the utmost to
preyent the adoption of our present
Constitution. It is well known that he
is especially opposed to the homestead
feature of that Constitution, and after
doing all in his power against it before
our State Courts, made an effort to
raise money to carry it before the
United States Courts in order to deprive
poor men of their homesteads.'
'lt is jvell .known that the homestead
The Daily News of this city publishes
the amount; paid ,by Gov. Holden .to
employees in the Executive office dur
ing ,the years lSeS-'eO,' at $5,724.79,'
and adds, " The like was .never heard
before. It Is: astouhdiifer and ' Ahaine'
ml !" ; . Tlie News gives this as an evi
dence, of how the Executive office has
been prostituted by the Radicals for
.Now if The Neics will not accuse us
of going back too far into the past, we
will refer him to the record of Gov.
Worth's administration. He will there
find that Gov, Worth paid his
Private Secretary , $1,000
Executive Clerk, 1,200
Messenger - 500
btates government, and yet, when an
opportunity was presented of our
gettjng rid of the military and return
ing to a civil government, Judge Mer
rimon did, all in his power to keep us
under General Canbyi; Will the people
of JN orth Carolina support a man who
exerted himself tt -t keep-them under
military government ?
lienerax Leach I was opposed to
things as much as you were, j .
Judge Settle-rBut you are tbe candi
date now. of the men andiho principles,
that carried-them on .t ir t ,
' Great enthusiasm prevails and Jtidge
Settle is dealing heavy blows npott his
vulnerable opponent. I. I think i the
Judge wilL4jarry-his districlibv about-
nine hundred majority - Amen nay we. -
juage Merrimon and his friends told Let the Democrats of North Carolina
the people of this State in 1868 that the recollect that it was currently reported
adoption of our present Constitution and believed in Ralefch. that A. S.
equality, ma they tell Merrimon, Democratic candidate for
Governor, did j write a card withdraw
ing from the Democratic party, w)ien
Gen. M. W. Ransom received the nom-.
ination for U. S. Senator over him in
the caucus of the Democratic party.
; making (per year,) $2,700
If you will multiply this sum by the
two'and a half years Gov. "Holden was
in office the result will show that for
is secured to the people of the State by the same time Gov. Worth paid his
the opinion of the Supreme Court. That employees the sum of $6,750.00 or a
Let us have an Answer.
Did not that branch' of the Ku'Klux
organization known as the Constitu
tional Union Guards have its origin in
the city of Raleigh?
Was not Judge Merrimon consulted
in the matter? jji -
Were not the" Constitution and by
laws submitted to Judsre Merrimon.
The Meeting- on Monday.
The Republicans of Wayne county
in large numbers, turned out i on Mon
day last, expecting to hear Gov. Cald
well speak, according to appointment,.
hilt, WfTA Annm&fl fn flicannnlnttnont
as some vandals had cut the Railroad
Court is liable to thanges. One of - the
Judges of that Court is in his seventy
sixth year,' and another in his sixty-
eighth year. All men are mortal and
but few live beyond seventy years.
Another thing. These Judges are poorly
paid. One of them resigned last year
to accept a better position, and another,
it is understood will soon resign for the
same reason. .
' Now, if Judge Merrimon should be
elected Governor, he would have power
in case of a vacancy to put Judges on
the bench apposed to the homestead.
Poor men, look to your interests, and
vote for Gov. Caldwell who is in favor
of the homestead.
little more than a thousand dollars more
than Gov. Holden paid.
:We are ashamed that a leader of the
" All-Intelligence party " should prove
himself so badly posted, and we will
bet a cancelled Confederate postage
stamp, with Jeff. Davis' squint eye on
rt, that The News will not correct the
statement he has made.
charged to the "radicals" is made up sixty Dollars and about four hundred
Whole cost, . $61,90ai0
And who were thoso three extra
"Lawyers? The House appointed seven
of its ablest Lawyers to manage the
ca.se but it appears that they were not
Hual to tho task and Messrs. Graham,
Bragg and Merrimon were employed,
each receiving the snug, little sum of I
322.721 a day for forty-four days to make
sure of the job. The Reporter, as may
be seen, got nearly $100 per day for his
part of the job, including his pay and
the paper printingand stitching a'book",
which the people never have and never
will see, was gotten up at a cost to the
IeopIe of $12,810.40. We might con
clude, the Lawyers say, falsus in uno. people to the i amount of. at
JaJu in-ommbus. But let us take $14,000,00.
of interest paid on tlie public debt, and
bonds issued under the legal sanction
of as many Democrats in proportion-to
numbers, as Republicans. 'Not one
cent was spent by the Democrats in
1871 to pay either principal or interest
on the public debt, although niany
members of thd Legislature said they
were bound to levy a tax . for that pur
pose or commit perjury, and as an earn
est of their sincerity .they did their
best to saddle upon tho people the ex
penses'of a Convention, as they said to
relieve them of that heart-rendering
duty, but really to reinstate the old. Ju
diciary system. In proof of this we
instance the fact that Judge Merrimon
said in 1871. when interviewed by a
corrrcspondent of The New, York Trib
une, 44 we propose to return to the old
system of electing by the Legislature."
But further still : The extra and un
necessary legislation witn regard , to
the Convention and alteration of the
constitution prolonered the .sessions of
the Legislature quite as long as did the
Impeachment trial., This must be
added to the taxes imposed upon the
dollars cost. A nol. pros, was entered
in each case and the Ladies discharged
from the custody of the Sheriff.
Gen. Collett Levehthorpe, Democrat
ic candidate .for Auditor, arrested and
In 1868, j Judge : Merrimon and his
friends attempted to .defeat our State
Constitution by assei ting that the white
In 1868, j Judge Merrimon and his
friends asserted that if the present
State Constitution was adopted the
white children tfnd the colored children i
wouId.be forced to attend the same
schools.: Gov. Caldwell and friends
denied, this. The Constitution
adopted. Who told the truth ?
nn riifl h' nnf nmonrl tlmca V.ir1ora9
let us have an ansWer to these ques- aMf.W?,!
tions-, from some reliable person who the Governor was to reach Goldsboro'
The meeting was however called to' or
der at 11 o'clock by Gen. C. IL Brog
den, who introduced to the assemblage
the Hon. James M. Justice of Ruther
ford county, who happened to bo in
town, and who in a speech of rrioro
than an hour- dealt the Ku Klux De
mocracy some of the most stunning
blows it has ever received. Ho vas
followed by Gen. Willie D. Jones, of
Wake, in a telling speech. Just at this
time Col. Hargrove, our candidate for
Attorney General, who had reached
uoiasboro7 on a hand car, made his an-
, T Y . 9 -a . i . .
can certify to the truth of such answers.
In 1868 we had a white man's party
in North Carolina. Now we have a
white hat party. Fizzling out, ain't it?
;. ' Names.
- I 111!
Democratic Editors ' are peculiarly
unfortunate with thej names of their
nominees. One paper had Judge Mer
rimon "Hon. A. W. Merrimon."
Another has - Major Hughes V John
W. Hughes ;" and Mr.
We think the Dolly
Kepublicaus Read and Act.
The 9th se'etion of. the Election and
and colored men ; would be forced to Registration ; Act of , 1871-2, requires
muster in tne same militia companies
Gov. Caldwell and his friends denied
confined forty-two ladies of Randolph this. The! Constitution was adopted
county in a bull-pen, because their hus
bands, brothers and fathers would not
fight for the Confederacy. Some of
these Ladies were taken from suckling
babes, and , their- confinement caused
their breasts to rise and burst. A mo
ment's privacy was not, allowed. - A
guard atttended them whenever thry
left the bull-pen.
f Merrimon and Leventhorp are nom
inees and leaders of the DemocrAcy.
Brave men, who respect, and love the
weaker and fairer sex, will not vote for
them.1 ' '-: - '' .
Have white and colored men been
forced to muster together? Who told
you the truth and who did not?
A Curious Fact.
that the county Commissioners " shall
appoint four Judges or Inspectors of
Election two of whom shall be of a
different political party, when possible,
from the Registrar, at each place of
holding election in their respective
counties.'.' ) ' ""
This is a just law ; but it will prove
01 no ejject
Separk "James pearance le iwas introduced to the
jutenijg anu receiyeu witn nearly ap
plause. It, woukl be impossible to
give anythingjjke a correct report of
this masterly speech, but his remarks
will be productive of much good. The
action of the vast crowd of Republicans
who listened so attentively - to the able
Judge Merrimon and his friends told publicans of Wayne are wide awake.
the people of this State in 1868, that ev- ancl fulIy aware of the vital importance
ery vote for our present , Constitution
nations at Cincinnati has somewhat
" addled " the brains of the Democra
cy socalled. . " it -
was a vote; for negro supremacy,
their assertion true ? !
of the issues before
. . - i
Jhe Sentinel of a recent date had a
wood cut of Judge 'Merrimon land a
colored man ' rollinsr a ' locr into an oy.
'Where is the white man's party of
Is orth Carolina?
hat party ! Aha i
' Echo answers White .
It is a curious fact that . the leading
spirits of the late Democratic Conven
tion at Greensboro', should have been and agree to hand in the names of corn
original Whigs, who deserted that par- petent members of their party, to act
ty because it was .too strong for Peace as Judges or Inspectors, and demand
and Union, and went over to the Dem- their appointment from the Cbmmission-
r xt : . ' : ' . .
(as designed,) unless leading waon- .we suppose the picture was Hom. Clinton L. Cobb has been renom
ins in each Township consult intended to show that the Judge is now inated for Congress in this District.
f nA in a.nn . r " loff-rollihff " ; with the colorpd Unio To be honored with his party endorse-
- i Kudorslngr Corruption.
; Qen. T. L. ' Clingman swore before
the Fraud. Commissioners that hej re
ceived Fifteen Hundred Dollars from
Swepson ; for assistance rendered Swep
sbn in the bond matter. Democrats are
ocrats who hated the Union and clam
ored for war. We 'refer to T. L. Cling
man, ; D. M. Barringer, and John
Kerr. ; Gen. Clingman went over very
early ; the others in 1856, when they
both voted for that' old Grany James
Buchanan ! r- There never was such stu
pidity as this ; and yet they now essay
to aavrse anu ieau ine; people. Ana
the Hon.. John Kerr talks about
ers when the latter are
This is the only way to enforce this
Law. Their refusal would subject them
to indictment in the U. S. Court, i s -J-The
names must be handed in be
fore . the "First Monday in j July,"
when- the ' appointments will be made.
ment for the third J time isacompli-
a t : i-t . r
ment oi wnicn any puunc man may
well feel proud. . Of course this action
of the nominating Convention is highly
gratifying to all his friends, j .
Early in the canvass we ! gave our
reasons why Mr. Gobb should ' be" re
nominated. His record in Congress has
been pure and unsullied ; his every vote
has been consistent; he has faithfully
another item, as an additional speci
This last correspondent also says the
Democrats have saved $12,211.42 on the
public v printing. Now we wonder
whether this sum is to he reduced by
stump, and yet, in the face, of the re?
We have thus shown the Grossest cord, the Democratic- Congressional
mistakes in some, of' the items of the Convention at Marion,' appointed Gen.
correspondents alluded, . sufficient to Clingman a delegate to the Baltimore
discredit all they said theormfratriV? Convention; This action is an endorse-
of The Sentinel partisan favoritism ment of Gehi Clingman's transaction
yelling about corruption from every "Grog-Shop Politicians."!!! He. And
Gen. Clingman is a Democratic leader!
to the Attorney General---the unneces- I with Swepson.
V. Who labored day and night to defeat
the poor man's Homestead in North
Carolina? Judge Merrimon and his
friends. ' ' ":.,-. ; "
. Judge Merrimon and his friends, in
1868, stumped the State against our pres
entConstitution. Gov. Caldwell stump
ed the State for the, Constitution. .If
Judge Merrimon had. succeeded in de
feating the adoption of. the Constitu
tion, where;, would your homesteads
be? .Who proved himself your friend
poor men of North Carolina, Gov.
Caldwell or Judge Merrimon ? ,
ine republicans who were too infiffVi.
bly pure to; hope for purity ftom the
Republican masses, or to labor to secure
it at Philadelphia, and who consequent
ly went to Cincinnati for political sal
vation, are now not only separated
from the Republican i party and unable
to do any good therein supposing performed his duty; he has the cohh
them to have good wishes-Mbut are now denceof the Administration and jits
as hopelessly divided- among them- friends at the National Capitol and
selves ;. some of them making a pain- his long experience and familiarity
ful effort to seem to support .Greeley, with all the Departments enables him
and others of them seriously moving to' be of more service to his constitu
for another convention and a hew nomi- ents than a new man could b0. .'...Jr.
nation. Had they gone unitedly ' to , Now that the. nomination jhas been
Philadelphia, they could have wielded made let all bickerings and contention
some influence, and would not now be cease. Let those who havebeen indis-
quarreling with their party and them-i creet take counsel of the more wise and
selves. St.' Louis Democrat.
Gov.' Caldwell and his friends gave
the hVechanics and laborers of this State
the first lien law they over had.
prudent, .and all act and .work for tho
success of the ticket. . The i North Caro
linian will , do its t full duty, and will
challenge any to surpass it in zealous
and earnest support of thej " regular
nominee. -varolmmn. ' v A r v