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Official Orff&m mt (lie United State.
Offic. In th M StAndrd" buildior. East Bid of
THURSDAY, JUNE 20th, 1872.
; ULYSSES S. GRANT, of Illinois.
For Vice President:
HENRY WILSON, Massachusetts.
FOB THB STATE AT LARGE:
MAUCl'S EllWIJf, of Buncombe
. ; L. of
FOR THK C02fOBESSI02f AI. DISTRICTS:
1. Edward naasom, of Tyrrell.
2. William F. Loftln, of Lenoir.
3. Wni. A. Guthrie, of Cumberland.
4. Thomas M. Arro, of Orange.
5. Stephen A. Donrlat, of nocklngham.
6. William S. Drnum, of Lincoln.
7. James O. Ramtay, of Bowan.
S. Jamea 71. Justice, of llutherford.
. For Governor:
TOD n. CALDTm.L,il JTurke.
jTuI v x n an t Governor: .
CURTIS IL. 11 XI OG DEN, of TFayne.
For Secretary op State:
W7T. II. IIOWEBTOX, of Kowan.
JOI I II KILL. Y, of Cumberland.
DAVID A. JENKINS, of Uaaton.
For Sup't. of Pub Instruction :
J ATI EM ItriD, of Frunkliu.
For Sup'.t. op Public Wokks :
SILAS IJUKNS, of Chatham.
For Attorney General:
TAZ. L. IIAUGKOl'E, of Cirajivllle.
the people oViltiiiioi-e art already pre-T
baring, fotf Democratic National Cbn-N
VenUon. viiey i will giro the delegates a,
cordial reception. , J '
It rained a sulphuric shower at Saratoga,;
jCyY., on the night of the 14th. In many
places the ground was covered with a xle-f
posit of yellow sulphur, j J
Senators Thurman, Stockton and Bayard;
denounce the newspaper report that they"
favor the nomination of Greeley and Brown!
as an unqualified falsehood. j
The locust eggs aro poisoning the mulber-
ries in Tennessee by being ' deposited In
them, and the mulberries ara poisoning
children by the same process. i
President Grant has appointed Mr. Wil-j-liam
Barnes to be one of the. three Commis
sioners of the United States to the Statistical
Congress at St. Petersburg, Russia. .
The Brooklyn, N. Y., committee of flftyi
report that the people have been swindled!
out of $580,000 In patent-pavement contracts'
by the Democratic ring of that city. 1
The provisions of the new internal revenue,
law take effect as to tobacco July 1, 1872, and":
as to distilled spirits, August 1, 1872, so says;
the Commissioner of Internal Revenue.! I
! j i
Senator Wilson, of Massachusetts, and;
nominee of the Republican party for Vice4
President, will canvass the Southern States.
He is expecteddn this State by the first of,
All claims of the Southern Claims Comf Jo take such aMiori as the situation of things
miein tn whlcli an award' has'bec'-i iTJJ-iarcArrr
in r rv r r vr W -rr VA-'r -T f ' T T ttT- a 1 1 j Your attejVciun is respectfully drawn
New stainps are necessary t but to eagrflVfl
the plates and print a new series would re
quire not less than three months. But in
order to meet the requirements of the trade
the present series will be used, with the ad
dition of an impression, that they are issued
under the act of June 6, 1872, printed on the
face of every stamp. To meet the great de
mand the bureau, of engraving and printing
and the printing companies in New -York
are working their forces night and day, and
IL is hardly probable'! that in the limited
time that a supply can be go t ready to equal
the demand. New stamps for distilled spir
its, compound liquors, export purposes and
brewers' permits, will be ready by the 1st
of August, the time when that portion of
the bill relating to' spirits goes into effect.
The following circular has been sent to
about two hundred prominent gentlemen
who .'favored the original Cincinnati move
ment : ' 1 !
New York, June 6, 1872i
. The undersigned desire to have a confer
ence of gentlemen who are opposed to the
present administration and its continuance
in office, and deem it necessary that all the
elements of the opposition should be united
for a common effort at tho coming Presi
dential election. ! - i
They respectfully invite you to meet a
number of gentlemen belonging to the dif
ferent branches of the opposition at the Fifth
Avenue Hotel, New 'York, on June 20, at
2 P. M. for the purpose of consultation and
iril eqUat" to that of Russia seventy
yearSagd. v -
This is one of the issues now before
the people of this State. If the masses
desire a National Government strong
enough to preserve liberty, they will
vote the Republican ticket. A Repub
lican triumph in August is virtually a
victorv for Grant, because the State
will, vote in November as it does in
August; ' Nationally, - the Democrats
are at sea : Republican candidates
should'make the canvass turn upon na
tional issues ; Democrats cry for mercy
upon such issues; that cry will not be
heard, and our Democratic brethren
must meet national questions or with
draw from the canvass.
For CongressIst District:
CLINTON L. COnil, of Pasquotank.
i For Congress 2d District:
CHARLES It. TIIOTIAS, of Craven.
For Congress 3rd District:
i:iLL JIfKAY,oi Harnett.
For Congress Itii District:
WILLIA3I A. S7I1TII, of Johnston.
For Congress 5th District:
TIIOJIAS SETTLE, of Rockingham.
For Cong ress 6Tii District:
OLIVER II. DOCKEKY, of Richmond.
Rutherford. Third Auditor of the Treasury
for settlement. ' .
Despatches from all sections, of the coun
try report the Republicans as jubilant over
the result of the Philadelphia Convention,
Salutes have been lired in nearly every
city over the nomination of Grant and WIK
a00- .. . '.' "
A treaty giving Germany the working
control over the Luxembourg railways ha
been signed. The Germans stipulate never
i . a. i a j ?:
to make use of the roads for the tranporta-g
tion of war-like material In time of war.
attejVciuu is respectfully drawn to
the fact , that this invitation is strictly per
sonal to yourself, and a pi ompt reply is
earnestly requested, addressed to Ilenry. jD.
Lloyd, secretary of the committcel P.JO.
Jacob D. Cox,
War. Ctjllen Bryant,
David A. "Wells,
For Congress 7tii District:
DAVID T. FCRCIIES, of Iredell.
For Congress 8th District:
, G. CANDLER, of Buncombe.
The Erv, until further notice, will
be under my control.
J. C Logan Harris.
Tho real struggle in the next presidential
election- will be between Republicans and
Democrats. These are the only too great
forces" that will confront each other and con
tend for victory. Whether the anti-Grant
Republicans shall help the one or tho other
is a question which they must decide jQor
themselves; yet, if they conclude to ally
themselves with the Democratic party, let
them have the candor to acknowledge the
fact," and call themselves Democrats. Let
them not attempt to sail under false colors.
Politically they are powerless, unless they
are maae strong by a coalition with tne
Democratic party ; and in such a coalition .
they would be merely the servitors of Dem
ocratic purposes and the open enemies of
tho Republican party. This is the common-sense
view of the matter. JVeip York
The above is the truth, the whole
1 truth, and nothing but the truth. It
is or no consequence wnat action The
.Convention may see fit to take, the is
sue is -between the llepubhcan and
Democratic parties. The election of
President Grant will be a victory for
the. Republican party ; the election of
Mr. .Greeley or any candidate other
than Gen. Grant will be a victory for
the Democratic party. The people are
not to be deceived. kThey understand
Cholera has appeared in Southern parts of
A. T. Stewart talks of retiring from active
Sidneyj Parham has been nominated for
Governor of Maine.
Mrs. Laura 1. Fair is to have another
trial ou the 24th iust.
There were fix cases of sun stroke in New
York city on tho I4th.
Tennio C Ciaflin has been elected Colonel
y the tClii (colored) regiment.
"In South Carolina it is unlawful to allow
minors to plav ten-pins or billiards.
Ilex. Dr. Huston has been presented by
a Baltimore Grand Jury for adultery.
The Democratic National Convention will
meet In Ford's Opera House In Baltimore.
Some children have died in Tennessee
from editing fish that had eaten caterpillars.
: The new one ccut . postal cards will be
ready for distribution in about one month.
: The ruins of Fort Sumter will shortly
lo rcjnoved, and a new fort constructed on
John If.Surratthas lieen married to Miss
Victorino ITuntor, of Montjcomery county,
Senator I Tar lan, of Iowa, has bought the
nno-half intenst in the Washington, D. C,
The busy hum of the first Methodist omip
meeting of the season has just been heard in
Twenty-three South Carolina Ku Klux
were confined in Albany, N.T., penitentiary
- on the 13tlu
Governor Brown has called an extra , ses
sion of the MLvtouri. Xgislaturo to ro-dla-trict
It Is not expected that there will be any
effort made to further negotiate our bonds
in London this summer. ' -
Commodore Maury has resigned his posi
tion in the Virginia Military Institute, to
take elTect in September next.
I.t. Gov. Koerner, of Illinois, denies that
he wrote the recently published endorse
ment of Greeley attributed to himJ
Kx-Governor Robert C. Wickliffe, of Lou
isiana, declines to support, Mr. Greeley, ,
avIio he thinks is not to be tolerated.
No building has as yet been selected in
Baltimore for the session in that city of the
- Democratic Convention next month.
Later advices from Zanzibar state that
Mr. Stanley had arrived tlu-re, and that he
had left Dr. Livingstone alive and well.
Cbnsrress did not in reducing the tax on
tobacco change the rate on snuff. The tax j
on this article remains at thirty-two cents
The Republicans in Oregon have a ma
jority of about one thousand. They have
also a majority, on joint ballot," in the
Indiana, Vermont, Missouri, South Caro.
Una, Kansas and Iowa, endorse Greeley and
Brown. The Democrats will not nominate
It appears to be pretty generally under-
stood that employes at navy-yards, custom-!
houses, and elsewhere will now put in
claims for back pay for the time they were'
required to work over and above eight;
hours since the eight-hour bill passed Coh-j
gress, about two years since. I
Mr. Charles W. Woolley has at last drawn
out a letter from Mr. August Belmont, heij
chairman of tho National Democratic Com-j
mittee, upon the canvass. Mr. Belmont is;'
rather non-committal, but it appears that,
as a last resort in tho canvass to beat Grant,
he will accept Greeley.
Extra Billy " Smith, sometime Governor
of Viruinia and a Democratic member ofJ
. i :
Congress in the pt.d old days before the
war. writes a letter denouncing the impu
dence of Greeley's demand for Democratic J
indorsement, when he can bring to the
coalition no Republ'can votes.
In consequence of the results of the in ves-1
tigation into the affairs of tho Erie railroad
a suit against Gould for the enormous sum
of six millions of dollars has been served 'on
him by the attorney of the road This suit
is the precursor of alont forty similar suits
to be based on the result of the same inves
tigation. . "
Governor Warmouth has written a letter'
declining the nomination of the Baton Rouge
(Pinchback) convention. This . action is
tiiken because of the proposed fusion of the Hhe Liberal movement. They know
two wings of the republican party in sup- that' all roads out of the Republican
port of General Grant, which the Governor party lead to the Democratic camp.
opposes. lie sun declares allegiance to tne Therefore, they are not to be deluded
Cincinnati nominees. , j into voting for Mr. Greeley because he
About twenty thousand applicants for Uaii3 under the banner of Liberal Re-
pensions under tlio act or Congress granting puhlicanism
pensions to the soldiers of the war of 1812. I
and to their widows and orphan children, f We respect a bold, manly foe ; but
kone that skulks in the dark and strikes
f frorn ambush is contemptible and cow
rdly. Such are those who style them
The Wilmiiierton. Cliarlotte, and
Ll L Rutherford Railroad
r The Wilminaton Journal of the 15th
K ass .... V A
says afteRUl tne i persevering enoris o
the Wilmington, Charlotte &Ruther
ford Railroad Company to pay its in
terest, restore its credit, and secure the
extension of the railroad from Wii
mington to Charlotte, have proved
ineffectual, and the bondholders have
finally commenced their proceedings to
foredoset? mortgage. -
WhUsTvv may, Von fiist ' thought,
rt that tlo -tepOTtan4jHterpTise is
to pass fromir.tbe control ' of our own
citizens, Ware consoled by the fad
that it. goes into friendly hands and
especially, that the change signifies the
speedy completion of the road. More
over, we are bound, as 'an honorable
community, o recognize the moral as
well as the legal right of those who
have lent us their money., to construct
the road thus, far, to take appropriate
measures to save-themselves from loss.
Upon the fhoIe, then, it should be a
matter of rejoicing rather .than regret,
that this great enterprise is to fall into
new hands into the hands of men who
have the means, the inclination and
the foresight to bring it to that success
ful completion which will so immeas
urably add to the business, prosperity
and wealth of Wilmington, and the -de
velopment of the resources of the entire
half of the State of North
have been finally acted upon, and there aro,
now on tile, pending further examination,
from ten to twelve thousand applicants',
with others coming in at the rate ofabcut
twenty a day. .
Hay ti intends to declare war against Baez,
who is accused of being the instigator of the
invasion of Haytien territory. President
Baez, being satisfied that the Haytiens
mean mischief, is arming all his available
forces and sending them to the frontier.
The world may therefore shortly.expecito
hear of desperate battles between Baez and
his old foes. .
The celebrated elephant Romeo, famous
for his many exploits in the way of killing
his keepers and creating panics on period i
cal rampages in different parts of the coun
try, died in Chicago on tho 7th inst. ' He
was one of the oldest, and said to be tho
the largest of his species in tho. United
States, and was valued at $30,000. His body
was presented to the Chicago Medical Co1!?
A lar-re and formidable organization of
pirates has been discovered, whose places
or rendezvous and held or operations are
along the Mississippi between St. Louis
and miDuque. it is estimated mat over
50,(100 worth of property has been stolen
by them since the opening of navigation.
Some of the party, 'one of whom is sup
posed to be the chief, have been arrested at
a secluded house on an island near St.
Louis. I . j
Among the Important bills ' passed by
Congress is one allowing national banks to
deposit United States notes and take, out
certificates of deposit, which they may hold
as part of their bank reserve required by
law, and use them at tho clearing houses.
The Treasury Department at Washington is
now engaged in preparing these certificates,
which will be payable to order on demand,
and in tho denomination of five and ten
thousand.' . ' . ' - .!
Hon. John II. Gilmer, leading Demo
cratic politician and one of the first lawyers
of Richmond, Virginia, is out in a letter, in
which he says that he will support Gen.
Grant for the Presidency. Hon. Henry A.
Wise, late Confederate General, John M.
Mosby, Confederate Ranger; and Mr. Ben
jamin S. Ewell. President of William and
Mary College, all support Gen. Grant. It
looks as if Virginia would cast her vote for
tho Philadelphia nominees, j '
A meeting of the veteran soldiers and sail- j
ors was held at Philadelphia in the rooms, of
the Massachusetts delegation, Continental
Hotel last week. General. Ambrose E."
Burns ide. of Rhode - Island, presided.' It
was agreed to hold a grand National Rati-
fication Convention in Pittsburg, to open ou f
;,selves "Liberal Republicans." They
;skulk in the background and endeavor
ito? divide and distract the Republican
party, by adopting the name of Liberal
Republican. They seek votes from
the Republican party, and at the same
time they are making bargains with
jthe Democrats to secure the endorse
ment of Mr. Greeley at Baltimore. If
Ir. Greeley is endorsed, he is to all in
dents and purposes, the Democratic can
didate, and must be so regarded. Re
publicans could have voted for Sey
mour and Blair with a great deal more
grace and with less loss of self-respect,
than they can for Mr. Greeley. "Why ?
Because Mr. Greeley is a deserter from
khe , Republican party. He has gone
over to the enemy. So far as lies in his
power, the Republican party has been
tetruyedi its positions and movements
have been made known to the hostile
nrmy, and that by one who was a lead
er of the Republican party for twenty
years. For these reasons, aside from
hnanswerable reasons of public policy,
fljo Republican can vote for Mr. Gree-
Heretofore, we have not had much
to say concerning Mr. Greeley. This
much is said because we are now of the
opinion that Mr. Greeley will be en
dbrsed at Baltimore. We desire to put
our readers on their guard, that the in
sidious attempt to defeat, demoralize,
and ruin the Republican party, may be
understood and met at the threshold.
Thus far our State . canvass has been
free from national issues. From now
until the day of election issues nation
al in character will be presented to the
people, and our State election must and
Will be decided upon those issues. If
Greeley and Brown are endorsed at
Baltimore, it is reasonable to; suppose
that the i Cincinnati platform will be
adopted also. In this case, the Repub
lican and Democratic platforms are
now before the people for their deci
Meeting: of - Republican State
This Committee met in Raleigh on
the 13th inst. Present: S. F. Phillips,
J. H. Harris, R. B. Ellis, T. B. Keogh,
by W. S. Ball and R. W. Logan, S. T.
Carrow, J. H. Williamson, J. W. Hood,
by J. II. Harris. . "' . .
Mr. Logan made J. C. L. Harris his
Mr. Phillips was elected Chairman
Mr. J. C. L. Harris was elected Sec
retary. The following sub-Committee were
appointed to conduct the campaign:
Phillips, J. H. Harris, Ellis, Carrow,
Williamson, Keogh, and West.
Messrs. ;lifcJiRdjrJJ. Sawyer, were
elected Secretaries to the sub-Committee.
:- : -" ' ; .
A committee were appointed on
rooms suitable for Republican head
quarters, to report at next meeting.
The question of an Elector at Large
to fill the vacancy caused by the resig
nation of Hon. Thomas Settle, was
discussed without action.
Adjourned subject to the call of the
S. F. PHILLIPS, Chm'n.
J. C. L. Harris, Sec'y.
I Insult to the Workingiiuiii.
The nomination of Mr. J. H. Separk
as a candidate for Superintendent of
Public Works, is an insult to every
workingman in the State. The salary
is only three hundred dollars per an
num, and the Democrats propose to
abolish the office as soon as they get
the power. To nominate a workingman
for an office of this character is a direct
and wanton insult to every man who
earns his daily bread by the sweat of
his brow. Mr. Separk is equally as
well qualified to fill the offices of Audi
tor or Secretary of State as General
Leventhorpe, who arrested forty-two
women of Randolph county and con
fined them in a bull pen, i or Mr. Wo-
mack, who has been repudiated and
beaten by the voters of Chatham coun
ty! Why is it that Mr. Separk was
not nominated for one of these posi
tions? Simply because the Democrat
ic party is hostile to every interest in
which the ; workingman is interested,
and the nomination of Mr. Separk is a
tub thrown to the whale. We are as
tonished that Mr. Separk should allow
himself to be made a tool to advance the
cause of a decaying aristocracy who
have no sympathy with .; the toiling
masses of our people. Had Mrl Separk
been nominated for Auditor Secretary
of State, or Lieutenant-Governor, such
nomination? would have' been - a just
recognition of the claims and worth of
that class of our people known as wofk-
ingmeri but his nomination for the
office of Superintendent of : Public
"Works, is evidence conclusive that the
Democrats seek to hoodwink the work
ing masses because they, the Demo
crats, cannot longer ignore and disre
gard that large class of voters whose
representative on the National Repub
lican ticket is Henry Wilson.: the
For the Carolina Era.
WILLIAM A. SMITH.
From The Nev KorCi StatCi
REV. JAMBS Ri:il.
Letter from n Conservative
Speech at Elevation.
mu, m: ID VINDICATED FIIOJI XI oi:
ITI A I.I CI OlS ATTACKS OF TlfflJ
J Correspondence;. !
The following correspondence ex
plains itself :
! Raleigh, June 14, 1872.
Hon. Josiah Turner
Sir: For nearly three years you
have been,, denouncing and belittleing
me in your paper; and in your issue of
the 14th of June you, by ineundo,
charge me with a want of veracity. I
demand for all this an apology, or that
satisfaction known among gentlemen.
I am the more confident that you
will accord this, as you have yourself
appealed to the Code ot Honor for the
vindication of alleged wrongs done you
by Tod n. Caldwell,
i This note will be handed you by my
friend, Maj. B. C. Manly.
j liespectfully, 11. C. Badger.
Raleigh, June 14, 1872.
Maj. JR. C. Badger, .
Dear hirt in accordance with your
request I waited on Hon. 'Josiah' Tur
ner and informed him that I had a hos
tile message from you to him. I then
offered him your communication,
which he declined to receive, disclaim
ing any reflections personal to myself.
thereiore respectiuny- return your
communication, with the substance o
Mri Turner's reply, which was not in
Very respectfully, 1
B. C. Manly.
JOHNSTON COUNTY AI-l. KIGIIT.
Mr. Editor: As a matter of justice-
we desire to publish a short article
With reference to the Rev. James Iteid,
the Republican candidate for Suporin-
Mr. Editor: The Hon. William A. tendent of Public Instruction. YV e Pre-
- . 1 1 i t a -
Smith addressed a highly respectaDie face what we nave 10 6ay Dy professing
meeting of the citizens ot this town- ourself to be a Conservative of; thci
ship, dealing in facts and figures--teii- "strictest sect;" but we cannot see .the!
private cnaracier oi a jaiuijtu, pious;
minister traduced, without raising our
voice in his defence. J " 1
I It has been published in the State
that Mr. Reid was guilty of distilling
in violation of the rules of his church.
Mr. Reid was executor of his brother-in-laws
estate, and in order to us the
fruit of his large orchard, proposed to
the heirs to feed it to the hogs. They
objected that it would not be injustice to
the estate, and he was forced to distill
the fruit for their benefit. The matter
was investigated by a Committee of the
North Carolina Conference, and Father
Reid was not even. censured. :
f He was accused of walking to Frank
linton on Sabbath in order to reach the
to his country, are stubborn facts, living Republican Convention in Ralefgh.'
examples worthy the Highest emuia- Mr. Reid - rode to a neighbor's on Sub-
tion, that must certainly commena bath-evening where he remained until
him to the kindest considerations oi an late next day, when he rode to Frank
men. - The greatest revulsion in feeling Hnton, where ' he took the cars a dav
has taken place' in our county we have sooner than was necessary to reach the
touched, tasted and handled democrat- Convention in ample time. The brother
ic ruie, uiiu we are iiuw kji"5 w jsieinouisi was Bumewiiut uiisu.iK.eii.
ing more than any other politician has
for the last year's in . tne couniy nv-ins-
reason, iustice. humanity and Chris
tianitv on his side and with a gifted
tongue he made as heavy inroads into
the ranks of the Greensboro7 latter aay
saints as the Roman chariots armed
with scythes did in the ranks of the
Onrthaprpnians. The Maior did not
even desDise small things condescend
iW to eomnare his N. C. R. R. Stew
ardshiD with io turner's he nailed in
the eorfin the remains of conservatism
with as much decency as was due the
deceased neglecting the passage money
over the Styx. This man's noble strug
gles in poverty, his heavy losses by
emancipation his unwavering fidelity
record of the Republican party
is its best guarantee for the future ; but
in addition to that, the people must de
cide whether they will have a National
Government strong enough to preserve
'1-11 'a. j .t". : i!
I peace, - put uown uouiesiic yiuienee,
two daj-s. , A committee, consisting of one t 1 . . ... a
representative from each State, was appoin t- f guaranteed bv the Constitution ; or,
ed. to prepare and Issue a call. General j bether they will have a Government
Burnside was chosen chairman of the com- i! whose inefficiency will be a mockery
for other Nations, and whose impoten-
of the battle of Antictam, and continue for
1.111 i Ikhh!' nrenared in the German
Voil r,.nnvU nrrtvirlln fnrthfl flTDnlsIon ( mittOO,
M. CM w. w . - - "O M j J !. J , , . , . . -
ofallJesuiU from Germany, even though' The new revenue law, so far as It relates I cy yvin ureeu auarcny, cnaos, comu-
sion, ana eventually result in uespot-
thev le natives.
to totics,goes intoeflecton tho 1st of July.
Gov. Vance at Trinity.
Governor Vance wound up the com
mencement exercises at Trinity Col
lege last week with a characteristic po
litical speech. This was very appro
priate. Gov. Vance and his Literary
Board gave the money which purchased
the buildings and grounds of Trinity
College to the Trustees OUT OF THE
COMMON SCHOOL FUND.
The Trustees of Trinity College bor
rowed $10,000 before the war from the
Common School Fund, and gave a note
therefor secured by the property of
Gov. Vance and his Literary Board
in 18G4, when Confederate money was
almost worthless, invited and allowed
that note to be taken up in Confederate
money. x j r: -
. Of course Gov. V. enlarged on the
squandering of public money, which
was appropriate--standing as he did
on ground paid for out of the Common
School fund by him. 4 ? .
i Mr. JaineuII. .lloadeii.
We were pleased to meet in our sane
turn Mr. James H. Headen, of Chat
ham, .Republican, candidate .for the
Senate in that county.; Mr. H. brings
good news from his county. The Re
publicans are at work.. Mai. Smith is
making a vigorous and effective can
vass in that county. We do not enter
tain a doubt that Chatham will roll up
a handsome majority for Caldwell and
the ticket. -
The county cjjnvass will commence
in! July. Mr. Headen will do his whole
duty as he did in 1871 against Conven
tion . s Such , a; 1 leader, with Howze,
McDonald, Pace, Gunter, Burns, and
a host of others to support him,: suc
cess is almost certain. If there is thor
ough organization in the. townships,
victory is assured. Organize in . the
townships !' '
ues. . Who introduced a bill, dur
ing the last session of the General ' As
sembly, in the Senate, to grant amnes
ty; and forgiveness to all Ku Klux mur
derers and Democratic assassins. 4
Ans. Maj. Jrio. W. Graham candi
date on the Democratic ticket; for State
We are' compelled to leave out the
preceedingsof several public meetings
to make room for important matter.
Increased Salary for the Attorney
The office of Reporter of the Supreme
Court has existed in this State for
seventy-five years. The late Legisla
ure while denouncing " Radicalism
tore up this venerable T Office by the
roots and destroyed it.
Was it an unnecessary , office ?. No,
every duty connected with it was de
volved on the Attorney General and
every man in the State holds that it is
necessary that those duties be perform
ed.' Was the office abolished to save
expense to . the State ? No, not a cop
per was saved by the change, but every
cent paid the Reporter is now paid the
Attorney General. ' f
Then why was it abolished? Simply
to turn a competent Republican out of
the office and; give the salary to Judge
Shipp, the Democratic Attorney Gen
eral, who was at that very time receiv
ing two or three salaries.:'
Judge Merrimon Opposed to the
The Sentinel with its characteristic
disregard of truth, says Judge Merri
mon is in favor of the Homestead pro
vision of our State Constitution. Judge
Merrimon is opposed to the Homestead.
The Sentinel has not stated the truth.
Why ? Because Judge Merrimon vehe
mently i opposed the Homestead in
1868. Because Judge Merrimon -en
deavored to raise money tocarrya case
to the United States Supreme Court
which Involved the constitutionality of
theiHomestead, for the purpose of de
priving he people of their Homesteads.
Because- Judge Merrimon advocated
the call of Convention in 1871, for the
purpose of framing a new Constitution,
and thus do away with the Home
stead. ' ' : '
The Daily News states that Judge
Boyden, of the Supreme Court, is op
posed to the homestead, and was known
to .be . so by Gov. Caldwell when ap
We not only deny that Judge Boy
den ! is. opposed tothe homestead, but
assert that he is one of the firmest sup-.
porters on the bench, of the homestead,
both in its prospective and retrospect
We call on The News tor its authority
for .stating that Judge Boyden is op
posed to the homestead., f
At ' the i recent commencement at
Trinity College, on the 13th, the degree
of L. "li. D. was conferred on Judge
Merrimon. From what we have heard
it was a pretty considerable Ku Klux
gathering of told : and young, and the
literary exercises were freely inter
spersed by political harangues, char
acteristic of ? those two great guns of
the Democracy, Gen. Leach J and Gov.
verse neither touching, tasting nor han
dling the unclean thing, we rejoice
at the returning sense of reason among
our old Union friends in this county,
and that they have become convinced
of their error in heretofore co-operating
with the old "Sesesh" element. Even
a partial success of conservatism in
State and Nation lor the last sixteen
years has been attended by war, fam
ine, pestilence and drouth. We, of
Elevation, rejoice to know "rule or
ruin " is at an end. We are pleased at
the course of The Era in denouncing
fraud. &c. and we feel confident that
vou would not do injustice to any hu
i -i 7 .1 .:v.
man mucn less au lnnumau, auu wish
to call your attention to Mr. Hon. Neal
Coffield one of the latter day suits wor
thies, and who sells campaign cider
wine at 25 cents per quart, "the same
man. rumor, says he bitterly denies
the assertion,,, that while he was in
the Penitentiary he directed a cat to be
eaten, Moses being the presiding elder
of the public restaurant, and they did
not direct mouse-cat, rat and very little
oi anytning eise to De eaten, xnis in
connection ! with the tyranical Cald
well's refusal to extend executive clem
encv to those subjects is enough to
make us exclaim with one of old "Ah
Moses how ! can you treat us wayward
brethren so." The question now agi
tating the conservative masses is, was
the hapless tabby executed, by the
wanton Summey, State property or an
occasional visitor with Moses and who
is responsible for this
mg. we trust tne iacts
developed on the libel-hapless-tabby
starvmg-panic-black nag, sour corn,
meal suit. 11 coming and telling events
east their shadows before them, I can
see the shadows of conservative latter
day saints as a fish on the tables of the
past i. e. soulless, headless, gutted and
scaled. - ? BtLi. Bangs.
Elevation, Johnston Co., June 1, 1872.
Further, he is said to have traveled
on a delegate's ticket to the Greensboro'
.Convention. Mr. Reid bought a full
fare ticket at Hillsboro', and informed
the Agent that he was no delegate.
i Furthermore, it has, been published
that some one refused to lodge with
him at the Benbow House. Father,
Reid was never inside the Benboy
House. . i i
We call attention to these misrepre- ,
sentatiOns that he public may see in ,
his true light, a man whose character
was passed bv the ministers and lav-
men of the North Carolina Conference J
at their last session. Father Reid lias, ,
for many years gone in and out before '
the people of North Carolina; from th
mountains to the sea, and it seems to ,
us that it is a reflection on the intelli- j
gence and integrity , of Methodists, that',
a man whom they regard as a christian ' ;
.gentleman should be so gravely tra-f "
duced. . Not a whisper was ever utterr
ed against him before. His only erimt
seems to oe that ne is a ltepubiican,! .
and while we of the Conservative faith .
regret that the Republicans have won
over so good a man, yet we deprecate
the day when any party shall assume
to denounce a good man's private char
acter because he exercises his rights as
a freeman in adopting political princi
ples. Mr. Reid has friends and rela
tives who have been, are now; and will
continue to be as true and faithful to
the interests of Conservatism as any ,
! For the Carolina Era. .
- ; ! i..- .
Mr. Editor : Supposing it a matter
of interest to you, and the many read
ers of your excellent paper, to hear
from Maj. Wm. A Smith, the candi
date of the Republican party for Con
gress in the 4th district, I write you a
short account of his first appearance
and impressions in the county of Chat
ham. Maj. Smith; addressed a respect
able portion of the people of Chatham,
at Pittsboro, on yesterday, the 11th in
stant. He led off in a speech of one
hour in length, replete with common
sense and sound, practical views, and
while firmly upholding" the great car
dinal doctrines of the Republican par
ty, he conciliated all right-minded and
right-thinking men. He i was replied
to by the Hon. John Manning, in a
speech of one hour. Mr. Manning (who
is a good speaker ) seemed to be con
scious of the burden that was upon him,
and spoke with I more than ordinary
zeal and vehemence, embracing such
points as usually make Up a Democrat
ic speech of the present day.
Maj. Smith rejoined for thirty min
utes. I had known the Major for sev
eral years, but I must be permitted to
say, in an candor, mat i. was not pre
pared for such a triumphant and over
whelming vindication of himself and
his party. He not only met successful
ly all the points made by his opponent,
but produced altogether the finest im
pression that has been made by a stran
ger in many years. , It was remarked
by " a Very intelligent, educated man,
that he waslthe only political speaker
he had ever heard, that offended no
one, and pleased every one, He will
certainly carry Chatham by a hand
some majority. V ' C.
QqMtP snnnnSr members of the party, and wo.know
an?? wififtS fnllv that the principles of the party are
iZ Ll y enough to Insure victory without per
sonal abuse. No hue and cry; was rais
ed when a great and good minister was
put forward several years ago for this
same -omce by our party, nor when a
good minister of Conservative faith can
vassed a certain county in the State for
the Convention. 'Mr. Reid does not
stump the State on political issues, and
all his public talks have .been simply.
on educational subjects. His course he-
fore and since his nomination has. hot
been other than that of a christian gen
tleman. . If nothing wrong can be
found in , a man's public character, for
the sake of justice let us not tnisrepre-;
sent or abuse his private actsi especial
ly one who has so good a record ns
Father iteid. conservative.
ARREST OF TRKZEVANT.
Reply of Governor Caldwell to the
dtate op north Carolina,
" T'-- For the Carolina Era.
Rowan Nominations. -
Mr. Editor : The Republican party
of old Rowan to-day nominated Hon.
J; G. Ramsay for the Sen ate, from
Rowan and Davie, and Col. W. A.
Houck and Capt. Levi Trexler, for the
House of Representatives. Strongest
ticket in the county, and will be elect
ed. This is saying a good ' deal, but
mark what I tell you, tissp. The coun
ty Commissioners are Moses L. Holmes,
John , Buchanan, : J. D. Johnston,
Ephriam Mauney, and Paul A. Sif-
ord. County Treasurer,1 Thomas J.
Foster. "Register of Deeds. Caot. John
K. Potts, Surveyor, ; Charles Wagoner..
Col. Thos. BJ Long presided as Chair ¬
man, Thomas W. Haynes as Vice Pres
ident, John A.! Ramsey,' J. L. Bailey
and John F. 3IcDowell acted as Secre-
aries. Old Rowan is i awake, as we
will show you in August. Caldwell's
election is looked upon as certain and
the mere mention of the name of Grant
brings down the house at all times.
r i Yours, TIMOTHY.
Salisbury, June 15th, 1872. .
I For the Carolina Era.
A Card. r.
In The New Bern Reimblic and Cour
ier of June 8th, 1872 I see an advertise
ment in the shape of a card, signed S.
in. juiuco, vvixicii uuta um injustice, x
ook on that card as ku klux impudence
;o provoke me, or my friends to mako
an attack on him HSrhe failed to accom
plish anything In his attack on m
but a gross violation of all laws under
the canopy of Heaven. ;
; Calvin Cox,
U. S. Com. and Attorney at Law.
I Raleigh, N. C, Junell, 172.
JL Qlover, Esq., Sec'y Hornet Fire
Co., No. 1: ." -. .
Dear Sir: Yoursofthe Hth instant
has been received, enclosing ,! me i'opy
of preamble and .resolutions- of Hornet
lire Company, JNo. 1, or Charlotte, in
regard to the arrest of W. II. TrezevantJ
one of their members, and his forcible
removal from this State to South Caro
lina. i . i
As at present informed and advised,
I agree in the opinion expressed in
these proceedings that thearrest off Mr.
Trezevant, and his removal to another
State, was unauthorized by law, - and
was both a public and a private wrong,
deserving the severest condemnation.
I have forwarded the proceedings to
the President of the United States jandi
asked his prompt action in the preiiii-j
ses, entering my most solemn proient
against the action of the parties making
the arrestvfor the unlawful manner in
which it was done. I have no author
ity in a case like this to demand the
body of MrTrezevant from the Gover
nor of South Carolina the arrest, as t
am informed, having been made, not
by. State, but Frederal officials, and
Trezevant- Iteld In custody! not by
State, but by Federal authority. . J
have some reason to believe that steps
have already been taken before a Fede
ral Judge of South Carolina to secure
hia release and his return- to his home
in Charlotte. . j .
The citizens of this State may rest as
sured that so long as I have the honor
to remain Governor of North Carolina
I shall do my whole duty in protecting
their rights and liberties, and that I
shall not tolerate the slight invasion of
either the one or the other, j.
After saying this much in regard to
the merits of this case, I must be per
mitted to add that I cannot but consid
er a part of your resolutions (that re
flecting on the National Governmennt.
and charging it with settled hostility
to our section) as not only in bad taste,
but grossly untrue in fact. Such, false
and frivolous1 charges . and accusations
prove the fruitful source of much of
the organized violence lately prevail
ing in certain quarters of the South,
and causes the very interference of tho
uuiieu otaies uuiciuis compiaineo OI.
The National Government seeks to in
jure no part of the people of the Uuited
States. Its sole purpose is to furnish
just protection to every class of its citi-w
1 iL 11 1 i . i . A
.ens, uuu mis it nas ventured to ao at
all hazards. The sooner our people re
cognize this fact, the soonerthey will
find the Federal autorities cease to in
terfere in the domestic concerns of the
several States, and thesooner will peace
and prosperity? again prevail1 in our
midst.; -. - f .-; I-
n Very respectfully t ; . j
r. Your ob't serv't, 1 t!
- '!'.- Tod R. Caldwell,!
i J Governor.