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Official Organ tlie TJnlf cd States
Office, Ja the M Standard buUdlnr, st aid of
THURSDAY, JUNE 13th, 1872.
. For President:
ULYSSES S. GltANT, of Illinois.
For Vice President:
HEXRY WII-SON, Massachusetts.
Electors at Large:
MAUtTS EIIW15, of Ilnncombe.
TOD R. CALDWELL, ml Burke.
For Lieutenant Governor:
CUT1TIS II HIIOCSDEN, mt Wayne.
DAVID A. JENKINS, f GMtM.
For Attorney General:
TAZ L. IIAIIUHOVE, f Granville.
For Secretary op State:
WOT. O. IIOWEHTOX, of Ilawnn.
JOHN KEILLY, f Cumberland.
For Sup1!, op Pub. Instruction :
JA3U2S HEID, f Franklin.,
- TT "EVir Httt't ew TTTTiT.TfJ Wrmiri
KILAB llITIINS, duuanm. '
For Congress 1st District:
Clinton L. Cobb, of Pasquotank.
Dr. E. Hansom, of Tyrrell.
For Congress 2d District:
Cnarle R. Tnomaa, of Craven.
W Jl. r. Lof Un, of Lenoir.
For Congress 3rd District:
Nell ITIcKay, of Harnett.
WW. A. ntbrie, of Cumberland.
For Congress 4tii District:
William A. Smith, of Johnston.
Thomas 51. Arajo,of Oranje.
For Congress otu District:
Tltoinaa Settle, of Rockingham.
j I or Elector:
Mepb.cn A. Doug-las, of Rockingham.
S For Congress Ctii District:
Olirer II. Dockery,'of Richmond.
William S. Bynnm, of Lincoln.
For Congress 7tii District:
Dt id 31. Fnrchea, of Iredell.
j For Elector:
Dr. Jamee Ci. Ramsay, of Rowan.
For Congress 8tii District:
W. Candler, of Buncombe.
I For Elector:
James 91. Justice, of Rutherford.
The Era, until further notice, will
be under my control.
' J. C. Logan Harris.
Strikes continue in New York City.
Charles Lever, great novelist, is dead.
. Congressman Cox, of New York, is con
The President has signed the Tax and
It is thouzht the enforcement bill will
leoome a law.
The tariff bill, just passed by the Congress,
reduces taxation tifty-three millions.
The California Democrats have declared
in their State Convention for Greeley.
W. F. Beer, night editor of the N. Y. Tri
bune, is dead of congestion of the brain.
Congress appropriates $10,000 for Roanoke
River and $100,000 for Cape Fear River.
The next annual meeting of the Interna
tional Typographical Union will be held at
Mr. A. 11. Cornell succeeds Horace Gree
ley on the National Republican Executive
Brick" Pouieroy's Democrat denounces
Greeley, and urges h straight Democratic
ticket at Baltimore.
A bill to punish obstruction to the admin
istration of justice in the United States
Courts, has passed the Congress.
Linton-Stephens, brother of A. II. Ste
phens, advocates the nomination of a straight
Jkmiocratie ticket at Baltimore.
The rice crop along the lower Louisiana
coast is reiorted to be especially flourishing,
and the ratoon cane also promises well.
Gov. Hoffman, of New York, is charged
with complicity in additional robberies
and frauds of the Democratic Tammany
1 1 Mi waters are reported in all sections
of Utah Territory, and there has been
a irrtiit destruction of bridges, fields and
crops, j . . . . .
The conductors and drivers of the Rich
mond, Va., street railway have struck. The
alleged cause is an attempt to reduce the
The President lias approved the bill to
provide for the issue of bonds in place of
destroyed or defaced bonds of the United
complicity with, the Ku Jlux at Columbia,
last winter.1' e'amduBt' ' was $3,000 and
The tariff bll recentKp&ad by the Con
gress and signed bbPresident, fixes the
tax on tobacc uniform rate of twenty
cent per tfSrtid. The tax on whiskey Ls
sevc'hts per gallon. j
Secretary of the Treasury has author
ized the Assistant Treasurer of New York
to buy- two millions of bonds on each Wed
nesday and sell two millions of coin on each
Thursday daring the month of June. .
Both Houses of the Congress have adopted
the conference report upon the appropriation
for awards of the Southern claims commis
sion. All claims recommended to be paid
by the Commissioners will now be paid.
Despatches from Arizona state that the
whole Southern portion of that Territory is
overrun by the Apache Indians. All the
settlers in the Sonata valley have fled to
Tucson, abandoning their full-growing
The case of Wm. M. Tweed, great thief,
and Democratic leader'of New York, Is now(
before the Court of appeals of th.it State.'
Mr. Cha. O'Connor, prosecutes for the'
neonle. David Dudley Field defends for
the Tammany Ring.
According to the Amnesty act persons
-whose property has been sold under the
Confiscation act are entitled to whatever
sum the government has received from the
sales less the cost, and several parties have
already made application accordingly.'
The examination of candidates tor admis
sion to the Military Academy at West Point
closed on Tuesday last, and resulted in the
rejection of twenty-four out of ninety-one
applicants. Mr. Edward E. Gaylc, of this
city, is among those who passed the exam
ination, i ,
The State of Oregon voted for State offl
cers and members of the Legislature on
Tuesday last. Two years ago the Demo
crats carried the State. This year the Re
publicans carry the State by a large major
ity. This is the first gun for Grant and
Secretary Boutwell has issued an order
calling in three per cent, certificates to the
amount of $1,300,000, interest to cease July
31, 1872. Of the $5,000s the numbers run
from 3,811 to 3,856, inclusive, and the $10,000s
from 3,952 to 4,150, inclusive. The dates
extend from August 1, 18C8, to August 15,
The Commissioners of Southern Claims
have suspended until next October their
sessions for the oral hearing of cases, and
will now take up for examination and dee
cision the cases heard before special com4
missioners, of which there are many hun
dreds awaiting action.
Billy Brenuan, while playing cards in
San Antonio, Texas, said as the game turn-
ed against him, May Christ paralyze
mI" a favorite ex Dress ion of his. No
sooner had the words escaped him than he
fell down in a fit, from the effects of which
lie has uot yet recovered. ' I
Advices from Yucatan state that the revo
lutionists havo captured and plundered the
custom house and other public buildings ai
Alvarado, carrying off the employees as
prisoners, several of whom they are reported
to have killed. Juarez has declared martial
law in the State of Cohahuila.
The number of distilleries in operation at
present, as reported to the Internal Revenue
Bureau, is 235, or 121 less than on the 1st of
.May. The present , producing . capacity is
208,822 gallons ; a decrease of 45,963 gallons
daily as compared with last month. Such
a decrease is usual at this season of the year.
The Spanish minister at Washington has
been instructed that Dr. Houard will be
released on the request of tho United States,
as a lavor to tne latter government, but if
the ground of the request be persisted in
that his release shall be made because he is
an American citizen, the demand will not
Senator James L. Alcorn of Mississippi,
authorizes a denial of the statement that he
intends, in company with Governor Pow4
ers, of that State,4to canvass Mississippi for
Mr. Greeley. The only speeches ho will
make, he says, will be in support of the
Philadelphia candidates, and he believes
the same to be true in the case of Governor
Powers. He does not believe that Mr Gree
ley's election would be a triumph for re
form, but, on the contrary, that it would be
a public disaster.
Lieutenant-Governor Day, of Florida, has;
resigned to avoid the expense of the quo
warranto trial pending in the Supreme
Court of that State, which involves. the
question of his title to the office. A des
patch from Tallahassee probably tells the
true story, to the effect that the Supreme
Court on Saturday decided that W. D.j
Bloxham, conservative, was elected Lieu
tenant-Governor of the State in 1870, he
having received the largest number of votes
cast at the election then held.
NATIONAL REPUBLICAN CON
Every State and Territory Kepre
CD ANT AND WILSON NOMINATED.
Hon. Thomas Settle, Permanent
The Fifth Convention of the National
Union Republican party, assembled at
Philadelphia on Wednesday last. Mr.
McMichael, ex-Mayor of Philadelphia,
was made temporary President. Hon.
Thomas Settle was elected permanent is fo ke Republican party, and
On Thursday, Gen. Grant was renom
inated, receiving the votes of every
State and Territory.
Hon. Henry Wilson, of Massachu
setts, was nominated for Vice-Presi
dent on first ballot. :
r A dispatch to The News says of the
platform, that the resolutions speak of
the great courage and the duties per
formed by the Republican party in
suppressing the rebellion, emancipa
ting the slaves, enforcing the laws, de
veloping the internal resources of the
country, encouraging and promoting
emancipation, collecting the revenues
and reducing the National debt, and
express the belief that the country will
not entrust the Government to any
pajty or combination composed chiefly
of these who have resisted every step
of this beneficial progress. They hold
that the recent amendments to the
Constitution' must be sustained and
carried out, that honorable faith with
foreign nations should be maintained,
that the civil service should be reform
ed, ; that no further grants of public
lands should be made to corporations,
that the revenues should be such as to
furnish a moderate balance to be ap
plied to a reduction of the public debt,
and that revenue such as is raised from
tobacco and spirits should be raised by
duties on imports, which duties should
be adjusted so as to aid in securing re
munerative wages to laborers, and pro
moting the industries, prosperity and
growth of the whole country ; that the
future bounty of the government should
be extended to the soldiers and sailors
of tie late war ; that the American
doctrine of naturalization should be
maintained, that the franking privilege
should be abolished and postage re
reduced ; that the rewards of labor and
capital should be recognized and pro
tected; that the public credit must
be preserved, and that specie payments
should be resumed; that the claim for
woman suffrage should be treated with
respectful consideration ; that the am
nesty action of Congress is approved,
also its anti ku klux legislation; that
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JHL I, J. Young Speecli, i j j ! Sou Grapes,
The speech of Col. I. J. Young, re- Josiah Turner, Jr., said to a friend
cently published in The Era, is re- last Wednesday, " that he would let
receiving encomiums In all parts of the him know early the next morning
State, and we are daily receiving orders whether hie would be a candidate be-
for copies of the paper . containing it. lore the Convention for. the Congres-
It has been extensively read, and is sional nomination." It turns out that
doing great good by its dispassionate the delegates had a caucus that very
statement of facts and sound logic night and decided the doubtful point
w totn r TMiMichintr a for Mr. Turner.
few extracts from letters received by us
on the subject. ' i.1
A leading Republican of the Seventh
Congressional District, and a gentle
man as well posted in he politics of
the State as any we know writes : A
" I have just finished the perusal of Co!
Young's Speech, and permit me to congrat
ulate you upon the production of one so
able, apropos and truthful but one des
tined, if properly circulated and read to do
One thing is certain, Turner declared
the next morning that he was no can
didate, and his name was not mention
ed in the Convention except by him
Is it true that some of the delegates
said in caucus that if Turner was nom
inated that their counties would go
largely for Maj. Smith. Did they ef
fect Turner's decision?
the country. . There are only a few leading
and enquiring minds well posted in the
facts and figures he has presented, and I
wish the masses of the people could be fur
nished with them. I hope you have a num
ber of extra copieswhic you can spare for
distribution, and I write! mainly to ask for
as many as you may be tleased to send me
for that purpose. Factp and figures pre
sented with dispassionara reasoning as Col.
Young has in that sjkech must surely
sometime or other (BTome the passions
and prejudices against ich anj on account
of which we have to battle so hard."
A talented young Democrat of North
eastern North Carolina writes acknowl
edging the receipt of Col. Young's
speech and concludes as follows : .
" Let us hope that the political differences
that have so long been the cause of bitter
ness and ill feeling between gentlemen, and
destroyed in a measure the harmony and
happiness of this eur truly great and glo
rious nation may be reconciled, and we as a
people move on in unbroken lines to fulfill
that great destiny which God; has marked
out for us." t
A gentleman writing from Chapel
Hill says: - '
- ! !
- " Send me a few copies of Col. Young's
able and unanswerable speech for distribu
tion." ' "
A friend writing from Fayetteville
" Do send me 50 copies of The Era that
contains Col. Young's speech. It is pro
nounced here by all the best speech yet
printed.. Do Hot fail to send me as many
copies of the speech as can be spared it will
do us much good in this county.','
A working Republican writes us from
Salisbury : j
" Be sure and publish Col. Young's speech
in pamphlet form. : It is conceded to be the
best campaign document which has yet ap
peared.". ! ,
Another friend writes us :
" If you have any copies of the paper con
taining Col. Young's speech, send me a few.
Such documents are bound to have their
effect on the coming campaign." ,. .
;s , Xetters from the People. ;
A subscriber from Chapel Hill writes :
We have but one " Brindletail " in
Orange county, and he don't properly belong
here. The " Dirt-eaters " are tolerable plen
ty, but are getting thinned out a little late
ly ; and say but little just now about G reeley
and the new departure."'
A friend writes from Blackman's
Mill's, Sampson county : '
" You may look for old Sampson to give
a majority lor tne KepuDiican ticKet in
August next. The ku klux have got their)
heads dropped, and the Republicans have
got their heads up. The Republicans pf this
county were never in as' good spirits
Tlie Issue Between the Republi
can and Democratic &c, Parties.
The main issue, as at the present it
appears, between the Republican and
the Democratic Liberal Bepublican
disappointed-pAiee-seeking and there
fore soreheaded anti-Grant and anti-American
party is whether the pres
ent able, honest and, in every respect,
noble President of the United States
be re-elected by acclamation, or wheth
er the American people shall go through
the usual form of balloting for Electors
We desire to go through the usual
form j and, therefore, hope that the
aforesaid party will not dissolve before
Every State and every territory was prate about honesty!
represented at Philadelphia, and every
vote was cast for President Grant,
which is" considered a crushing corn-
Democratic Honesty !
Gen. Clingman, Swepson's Attorney
and lobbyist wrote the Democratic
Judge Merrimon, who rendered
Swepson invaluable services in draw
ing his Railroad bills, was given the
first place on Gen. Clingman's plat
And Judge Shipp who secured Swep
son's release from all. indictments
asrainst him for Railroad bond swin
dles,! was re-nominated "for Attorney throughout the land
General! And yet the Democracy
On taking the chairjjas Permanent
President . of the Convention, Judge
Settle said: ' ; "V ; j j J
GjentIjEMen of the! 'Convention :
I thank you for the distinction of pre
siding .over the deliberations of the
greatest party in the greatest power on
earth ; and I accept it, not so much as
any personal attribute to myself, but as
the right hand of fellowship extended
from our magnanimous sisters of the
North to the erring, wayward, punish
ed, regenerated, patriotic sisters of the
South. I immense applause.
We have high duties to perform.
We have assembled to name the man
who shall administer the laws of the
great Republic for the next four years ;
but our duties are plain. We should
be recreant to every trust, and fail to
respond to the vibrations of every
patriotic heart, if we do not, with one
voice, name tne soldier and patriot u.
S. Grant, for tne next president. lte-
newed applause, j :
We of the South recognize and de
mand him as a necessity. We know
that it is a necessity necessary for the
law and order of that portion of the
country. He is a necessity to the free
dom of all men. TApplause.! It is not
proper that I should detain you with
extended remarks this evening. I shall
therefore assume the duties which you
have imposed upon me, and shall be
very glad of the opportunity to address
yoii at greater length later in the ses
sion and when our labors shall have
closed. - :fij:;;.-; ,'
.The platform is as follows : i a ;
The Republican party of, the United
States assembled in National Conven
tion in the city of Philadelphia, on the
5th and 6th days of June, 1872, again
declares its faith, appeals to its history,
and announces its position upon the
questions before the country :
1. During eleven years of supremacy
it has accepted with grand courage the
solemn duties of the time. It suppress
ed a gigantic rebellion, emancipated
four millions of slaves, decreed the
equal citizenship of all, and established
universal suffrage. Exhibiting unpar
allelletlmagnanim ity, it criminally pun
ished no man for political offenses, and
warmly welcomed all who proved their
loyalty by obeying the laws and dealing
justly with their neighbors. It has
steadily decreased with firm hand the
resultant disorders- of a great war,
and initiated a wise and humane policy
towards the Indians. The Pacific Rail
road, and similar vast enterprises have
been generally aided and successfully
conducted; the public lands freely
given to actual settlers ; immigration
protected and encouraged, and a full
acknowledgment of the naturalized
citizens' rights secured from European
Eowers. A uniform national currency
as been provided, repudiation frowned
down, tne national credit sustained
under most extraordinary burdens, and
new bonds negotiated at lower rates.
The revenues have been carefully col
lected and honestly applied ; despite
annual large reductions of the rates of
taxation, the public debt has been re
duced during General ! Grant's Presi
dency at the rate of a hundred millions
a year; great financial crises have been
avoided, and peace and plenty prevail
difficulties have been peacefully and
honorably composed, and the honor
and power of the nation kept in high
respect throughout the world:.
This glorious record of tne past is the
for a speedy reduction of the ratCH,ofv
postage. : j'--it- , :.. , , . . J' i !; : '
11. Among the questions which press
for attention is; that which concerns
the relations of capital und labor, and
the Republican , party recognize the
duty of so jshaping legislation as to He
cure full protection and the I amplest
field for capital J and for labor, the crea
tor of capital, the, largest opportuni-'
ties and a just share of mutual profits
of these two great servants of civiliza
tion. . ... .
12. We hold that Congress and th
President have only .fulfilled an Jnv,
perative duty in their measures for thi
suppression of violent and treasonable
organizations in certain lately rebel
lious regions, and for the' protection ol
the ballot-box, and therefore they are
entitled to the thanks of the nation j
13. We denounce repudiation ofth
public debt, in any form ordisguise a
a national) crime. We witness with
pride the reduction of the principal o
the debt and the rates of interest upon
the balance: and confidently exne1
that our excellent national
will be perfected by a speedy
tion of specie payment.
14. The Republican party is
of its obligations to the loyal women of
America for their noble devotion to' the'
cause of freedom. Their admission to'
wider fields of usefulness is! viewe
with satisfaction, and the honest do
mands of any class of citizens for addi
tional rights should be treated with re
spectful consideration. ! I
15. We heartily approve the action ,
of Congress in extending amnes.tyl t
those lately In rebellion, and rejoice 1
the growth of peace ana fraternal' feel
ing throughout the land: 'K
i.16. The Republican' party prooosd to
respect the rights reserved by the peo
ple to themselves as carefully as tnu
powers delegated by them to the State
and to the Federal 'Government, j It
disapproves of the resort to. unconsti
tutional laws for the purpose or rem ov
ine: evils, by interference with rights
not surrendered by the people to either
the State or National Government. I
17. It is the duty of the Federal Gov
ernment to adopt such measures ! as
may best tend to encourage and restore
American commerce and shipbuilding.
18. We believe that the modest pa
triotism, the earnest purpose, the sound
judgment, the practical wisdom, the
incorruptible integrity, and the illus
trious services of Ulysses S. Grant have
commended him to the heart of the
American people : and with him at jour
head .we start to-day upon a new march
of victory J
The Bankrupt Act.
IlJ;. f ' : . . v . - :. party'sbest pledge for the future. We
TAe jyews says uaptaip ltcnen, the believe the people
will not entrust the
the Tights reserved to ' the States must nieniar3ri; otv .u-yr wuu,nerff iaTO KaTKIux nominee for Congress In the Government to any party or combina-
be respected. FinaUy, it concludes by V-v- Second District will charge gallantly fgy1
j-. j - ricrhf intA th sfrnncrhnirta f the nnA. who nave . resisted every step oi mis
expresssing confidence in the modest
patriotism, earnest purposes, sound
judgment and practical wisdom of U.
Grant and Wilson is the strongest
Behold the Men.
Merrimon, Clingman, and others of I
like kidney, are by false representations
and other foul means endeavoring to
right into the strongholds of the ene
my, and his ponderous blows will tell
with murderous effect?"
We can't say that it is characteristic
for the Ku Klux's to charge gallantly
2. Complete liberty and exact equal
ity in the enjoyment of all civil, politi
cal. and public rights should beestab
lished and i effectually maintained
throughout the Union by efficient and per cent, of that part of the debt actu
Circular to the Members of the liar of the
Ath Congressional District of North
Gentlemen: The following amend
ment to the Bankrupt Act passed both
Houses of Congress June 3d, 1872, and
became a law hy the signature of the
" Be it enacted by the Senate and House
of Representatives of the United States of
America in Congress assembled,! That, the
first proviso in Section 14 of an Act approv
ed March 2, 1867, entitled 'An Act to estab
lish a uniform system of Bankruptcy
thoughout the United States' bej amended
by strikingont the words 1864, and inserting
in lieu thereof, 1871." i
i - . I
This Act exempts to the bankrupt
such property as the State exemption
laws In force in 1871, gives to insolvent
persons, to-wit: a" homestead of the
value of $1,000, and, personal property
of the value of $500, which, tooreth er
with the $500 exempt under United
States laws, makes an aggregate ex-
emption in bankruptcy of $2,000. , -
The present status of the Bankrupt
Act is very generally misunderstood,
even by the profession, and is as fol
lows: The assets which come to tho
hands of the Assignee must equal 50
ally proved against the estate, pn which
the bankrupt is liable as principal
Democratic Whitewash. .
Gov. Cald well has charged that the
Fraud Commission was appointed bv
the late Legislature to whitewash Dem
ocrats and blacken Republicans. In
proof of this it is shown that W. M.
Shipp and J. B. Batchelor, a majority
of said Commission, recommended that
all the suits against Swepson for bond
swindles be quashed on his payment of
six cents on the dollar. -
for Democratic Swin
W. M. Shipp and J. B. Batchelor
were appointed on the Fraud Com mis-
It i positively asserted in official circles sion ostensibly to bring to justice all
ticket that could have been presented produce the impression that Governor into strongholds, but their " ponderous appropriate State and Federal
ti ih a mprirn rpnnip Tnth nrp RPlf- Caldwell was equally guilty with them- blows told with murderous effect " on tion. Neither the law nor its j
made men and fought their wav from selves in getting the appropriation bills poor negroes before Judge Bond made tration should admit of any discrimi- debtor, and which was contracted since
obscuritv and novertv to their riresent for Railroads passed, by which Swep- an example of a few of them, and il- nation in respect of . citizens, by reason January 1st, 1869. ' Jl a ,
ODScuruy ana poverty 10 ineir present v . .... . . - . . . 1 of race, creed, color, or previous condi- If there are no assets, or if they are
Ja'i ... us jo son and TJttlpfipld were enRblfHi tostpal Instrafprl th diffprpnpp. hptwppn " the . A x , l if
exalted positions as President and Sen
ator. I Grant was a tanner. Wilson
was a shoemaker. Grant is stronger
with masses of this country than any
living man. The calumnies of ene
mies,' the assaults of brainless Editors
and grog-shop politicians, cannot shake
son and Littlefield were enabled to steal
millions of money from the State. A
sufficient answer to all their vile asper
sions is the fact, that as soon as Cald
well became Governor he had Swepson
arrested and used all means at his com
mand to secure the arrest of Littlefield,
lustrated the difference between
Invisible Empire and a visible
public." I .
the confidence that the American peo
ple jhave In President Grant. The sol
diers i love him because he was their
great leader ; the people love him be
cause 1 he conquered peace, and evry
interest of this great and glorious Re
public is secure in his keeping. His
administration is an undoubted success ;
and as in 1868, the modest tanner, the
great Military Hero, and silent Presi
dent, will lead, the Republican party to
a complete and decisive victory over the
Copperhead Democracy of the North
and! the Ku Klux Democracy of the
Hon, Henry Wilson, of Massachu
setts, is not unknown to the people. He
is the friend and champion of the labor
ing men. To a greater extent than any
other public man, he is identified with
the laboring men of the country. No
less is he the friend and champion of
the colored man. Lastly, he is a chosen
leader of the Republican party, and
Party to Swindling Operations.
Hon. Sion H. Rogers, Democratic
candidate for Congress against Maj.
to make them answer for their crimes; Smith, was President of the N. C. Per-
while Merrimon and Clingman rushed sonal and Real Estate Agency of this
to the defence of the boss swindler, city, j by which thousands of people
Swepson, to i protect and shield him were swindled out of their money.
from the penalties of the law which he Poor people who bought tickets abso-
so richly, merited. Does any sane man lutely lost their money. The swindlers
believe that Gov. Caldwell would have pocketed the money, never had any
been so vigorous in the prosecution of drawings and never offered to refund
these criminals if he had been impli- money to those who bought tickets.
tion of servitude.
3. The recent amendments to the
National Constitution ; should be cordi
ally sustained, because i they are right,
not merely tolerated, because they are
insufficient to reach this proportion ot
the personal debt contracted since Jan
uary 1, 1869, proven against the estate?
then the bankrupt will be discharged
only from all debts contracted prior to
re. ' I
In this way thousands of people were,
cheated and swindled out of their hard
earnings. Of this swindling company,
Sion H. Rogers was President. The
cated in the least degree with them?
Would he not have been afraid to do
so lest he himself should Jte exposed ?
Did not Merrimon and Clingman on
the other hand come to Swepson's people will take notice of this fact.
rescue from motives of personal inter
est, to cover up and hide their friend's
rascality in order to prevent an ex
posure of their complicity in the mat
ter? Is it not a matter passing strange
and has made repeated . and earnest
efforts to arrest Littlefield for the same
and beyond the comprehension of hon- thing. It is well known that Swepson
est men, that Judge Merrimon and the was the greater offender of the . two,
Honorable Thomas Clingman should and yet instead of helping Gov. Cald-
both have been examined by the Fraud well to bring him to justice. Judge
Commission, and when under oath and I Shipp, the Democratic iAttoriie.y Gen
Gov. Caldwell arrested Swepson for
not accounting for bonds issued to him, public lands to corporations and mo
nopolies, and demand that the national
domain be set apart for free homes for
law, and should be carried out according I January 1, 1869, and from all surety
to their spirit by appropriate legisla-1 debts contracted since that time.
tion, the enforcement i of which can
safely be entrusted only to the party
that secured those amendments.
4. The National Government should
seek to maintain honorable peace with
all nations, protecting its citizens
everywhere, and sympathizing, with
-II - 1 ' 1 .1 f i l!U
an peoples who strive ior greater nu-
5. Any system of the civil service
under which the subordinate positions
of the Government are considered re
wards for mere party zeal is fatally de
moralizing : and we therefore favor a
reform of the system by laws which
shall abolish the evils of patronage,
and make honesty, efficiency, and
fidelity the essential qualifications for
public positions, without practically
creating a life-tenure of omce.
We are opposed to further grants of
possesses theconfidence and esteem of I sworn to tell alt tneyTcnew about these eral, recommends his release.
that Secretary FUli has tendered his resig
nation, to take e fleet on the appointment of
A pair of twins, born in Lowndes county.
Mi., tLe other day a boy and girl were
named respectively Horace Greeley and
It appear possible that General Trochu
may be shortly brought before a court
martial In the same way as Marshal Bazaine
aud General Wimpffen.
Immense discoveries of new silver lodes
are being made in the vicinity of Schelburne,
Eastern Nevada, causing a new mining ex
citement In San Francisco.
Iter. Dr. L. D. Huston, of the M. E.
Church South, against whom charges of
seduction were preferred,has been acquitted
by a Committee of Lis church.
The Labor Reform Committee of Tennes
see have agreed upon a SUm- aeket, with
John C. Brown for Governor, and Andrew
Johnson for Congressman at large.
John T. Lowry has paid the bond of Dr.
ATery, of S. C, who fled during his trial for
persons who had swindled the State.
iiey snoweu ineir sympathy for a
brother Democrat by recommending
the release ol Swepson the prince of the
ring on his promising to payback six
cents of every dollar he had got from
I'lenty of Sympathy hut no Pro
It was humiliating to his friends to
hear Mr. Turner telling the Democratic
Convention on the Gth of his wrongs
and persecutions to arouse a sympa
thy for him and to get the nomination.
But they said we arc sorry for you but
you are too heavy a load for the party.
The public printing is not yet suffi
ciently forgotten by the people.
Be quiet, Josiah, we will yet promote
you when it Is safe, and may restore
the public printing when public indig
nation is sufficiently allayed.
his countrymen without regard to
Such are the nominees of the National
Union Republican party, for President
andiVice-President. We consider their
election a foregone conclusion. The
Cincinnati nominations have divided
the Democracy. The action of the
Baltimore Convention cannot heal the
breaVln We desire the dissolution of the
Bailroad swindlers that neither of them
knew or said ope word about . Gov.
Caldwell having anything to do in the
matter? Did, these Honorable Gentle
men tell the truth when they were
under oath or are they romancing now?
Why did Gen. Clingman when pn
examination before the Welker Com
mittee in 1869 refuse to answer a ques
tion put to him with regard to what he
Who got Swepson off from all his
prosecutions in Western North Caroli
na? iW. M. Shipp, our Democratic
Democratic party, and therefore, hope knew about the passage of a Bill affect
for the endorsement of Mr. Greeley at ing the Western North Carolina Eail-
:Let the Confederate soldiers remem
ber that, i in 1864, A. S. Merrimon,
Democratic candidate for Governor,
while Solicitor, had indicted in the
county of Yancey, some forty women,
wives of Confederate soldiers, for taking
some government rations to keep them
and their children from starving to
Baltimore. In any event. North Car- road, but instead of answering said, death, while their husbands and fathers
olinawill give Grant and Wilson fifteen "That he wasx)nsulted confidentially were in the trenches around Kichmona, honorably discharged, and who, in the
7. The annual revenue, after paying
current expenditures, ! pensions, and
the interest on the public debt, should
furnish a moderate balance for the re
duction of the principal, and the re ve
ntre, except so much as may be deri ved
from a tax upon tobacco and liquors, be
raised oy duties upon importations,
the duties or which . should be so ad
justed as to aid in . securing remunera
tive wages for labor, and promote the
industries, prosperity, growth, and
prosperity ef the whole country.
8. We hold in undying honor the
soldiers and sailors whose valor saved
the Union. Their pensions are a sacred
debt of the nation : and the widows
and orphans of those who died for their
country are entitled to - the care of a
generous and grateful people. We fa
vor such additional legislation as will
extend the bounty of the Government
to all our soldiers and sailors who were
The profession will see that in nlne-teen-twentieths
of cases, discharge is as
certain as under the 83d section of the
original Act. ' I I
The recent Judicial Decisions requir
ing all the forms of Schedules to appear,
whether used or signed In blank and
the prohibition of erasures and Inter
lineations; or dots to indicate words in
the Schedules, have made carefully
prepared and Muled Blanks.
I have carefullv oreared
printed, ruled and endorsed, in very
neat style; all the forms liable to bo
used in Bankruptcy by United States
Commissioners, the officers of the
.Court, or the Profession. '
They are now ready and will be sold
at $1.60 per quire, or 5 cents per single
sheet when less than a quire is ordered,
and 10 cents for such forms as require
double sheet. They will be forwarded
on receipt of price, by mail, post paid.
or oy .Express, as directed.
I am very respectfull y ,
'Your obedient Servant,
I A. W. Shaffku,
Register In Bankruptcy,
I 4th Cong. Dist. ot N. C.
Raleigh i June 6, 1872.
byone person with referencetosomebill fh mti ' tn hA rivfhi
Lease of the N. C. Kailroad Maj.
j W. A. Smith.
Elsewhere will be found an article
from: The Charlotte Despatch, to which
we direct attention. Tie Despatch is a
Democratic paper, and Is backed up
and endorsed by leading Democrats of
Charlotte and surrounding county. The pHcant."
assaults of The Sentinel are harmless
That paper does not command the re
spect of the leading men of the Demo
cratic party, to say nothing of their
support. Why? Because that paper
disregards the truth and considers a
brazen, impudent lie of more service
to the Democratic cause. I
inauiig iu uic buujcvIi emuitwjcv m uiia Ijee, WhlCh WaS
bill, and that he was especially request- case ! Pioneer.
ed to consider the application as a con
fidential one between a client and his
attorney. Such information as was
confided to him in that interview he
did not feel at liberty to disclose, nor
even to mentinn the name of the ap-
(See Legislative Documents
four dollars in each
No. 35, page 3, session lSea-O.)
Let the public remember that al
though Gen. Clingman threw himself
upon his reserved rights as a lawyer to
shield a scoundrel in 1869, yet he had
not been known as a practicing lawyer
since his election to Congress in 1843.
Judge Merrimon and his friends are
and always have been enemies of our
State Constitution. They opposed its
adoption, ! worked hard to cheat poor
men out of their homesteads last sum
mer, and are still working to repeal as
much of the Constitution as possible
Can you trust them ?
line of duty, because disabled, without
regard to the length of service or the
cause of such discharge. I
9. The doctrine of Great Britain and
other European Powers concerning
allegiance "Once a subject, always a
subject" having? at last, through the
efforts of the Republican party, been
abandoned, and the American idea of
the individual's right to transfer alle
giance having been accepted by Euro
pean nations, it is the duty of our Gov
ernment to guard with jealous care the
S T- i - 3 A a - 1 i i .
(Va8Iiinotos, D. C; June .
Whereas the act of Congress,; approved
May22d, 1872, removes all political disabili
ties imposed by the 3d secti n of the 14th
article of amendments to the Constitution
of the United States, from all persons, whom
soever, except Senators and Representative!
of theSCth and 37th Congress, and office rn in
the judicial, military and naval service of
the United States, heads of departments and
foreign ministers of the United States : innd
whereas it Is represented to me that there
are' now pending in the several circuit md
district courts of the United States, prr ceed
ings by two hundred warrants, tinder j the
14th section of the act of Congress approved
May 31st, 1870, to remove from office certflin
persons who are alleged to hold said office
in violation of the provisions of said article
of amendment to the Constitution of the
United States, and also penal proceedings
against such persons under the 15th section .
of the act of Congress aforesaid : f I
Now, therefore, I, Ulysses S. Grant, Presi
dent of the United States, do hereby direct
all District Attorneys having charge of such
proceedings and prosecutions to dismiss and
.Let the old line Democrats of North
Carolina recollect that, in 1868, A. S.
Merrimon ! declared that if the party
then known as the Conservative party,
did adopt the name of the Democratic
party, he (Merrimon) would leave it.
aslumotioT same, except as to persons
their former Governments ; and we
urge continual careful J protection and
encouragement and protection of vol
10. The franking privilege ought to
oe apoiisned, and the
who may be embraced in the exceptions
named in the act of Congress first above
cited. ... ;
way prepared j day.
will only be held one