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0 / 75
. The Editor munt not be understood as endors
ing the sentiments of his correspondents.
Communications on all subjects are solicited,
which will be Riven to the readers of Tjik Kka
ai con tain! n the views and sentiments of the
writers. ; t For the Carolina Era.
DISC USS ION AT ST ATKS V I L VL
.Tones, Vnuco, lockery.
;i.oitiot s ui-ruiLiciN timi iiph.
Vance Terribly Overmatched.
izeus of Orauo, ho will lead Col. Rog
ers one thousand votes In the District
The Itenublican.s of this county will
march to the polls on the 1st dav of
August in solid columns and cast their
votes for him and he will literally cut
the Democratic arty in twain. lscafr
ing Poicder will have to blow up the
seven counties before the Democrats
can defeat him for Congress. Maj.
.Smith's great revolutionary banner is
i to the breeze; he is marsnaiing iws
forces as he goes ; every star is dazzling
I 1 i i i "i , ii: -
in imu-uay spieiiuor. iwjjuuucuus
rally, you cannot afford to stand idly
by and see it trail the dust. (
If you will only be true to him and
yourselves on the 1st day of August;
it triumphant victory Avill be inscribed
upon its folds. No division in ranks!
United we stand divided we fall.
IIilIsloro,l June 22, lg73.
iki:il:m. looming up as a
. m:iUlL,ICAN COUNT V.
Itoll im tlie Hall.
For the Carolina Era.
3IA.T. W. A. SMITH IN CIIATi
ad 'kTpTunVkakenthe complete with . sound practical yiewsj 0
d Hamilton. His ef- interspaced with the liveliest wit and "pcL and to
rul nnp. nmhlrpwmit. keenest sarcasm. Mr. Manning replied JluurJ
3lit. editor: There was a grand
rally of Republicans at this place yes
terday. Zebulon, tho great war horse
oi me lrecien Democracy was on hand
to comfort tho , Klans and heal tho
breaches already made in their ranks.
Dr. I. W. Jones, of Rowan, led off
-rMwrpecctittf tm .hoar, rctlewlng the'
arty or violence from the day of liurr's
- treason down to the surrender at Cin
cinnati. He appealed to the old Whigs
10 come out or tne ranks of their natur
al enemies and join hands with the on
ly party wnieh had
faith of Clay and
fort was a powerful one. and drew out
ance's fiercest maledictions in the re
ply. It is useless to speak of the Ex
Governor's harangue. It was tho same
old coon, with another ring around his
tail. Platitudes about civil liberty, the
tyranny oi urum-neaa court martials,
c, witn aouse or Abbott and Ilolden
crowning the whole with a fulsome
eulogy on Horace this was the speech.
He charged Grant's administration
with stealing one hundred million dol
iars ana gave unrus's civil service re
form report as bearing him out in the
Virtuous Jimmv Le:ieh. the leral
adviser of the Ku Klux and the bonds
man of 1. O. Estes, whom he denounces
as a defaulter, says this too. Both
these white hat disciples know perfect
ly well that the report makes no such
statement. What it does say, and this
they have no doubt memorized, is that
blockading, insufficient securities on
bonds of tax payers and losses by col
lectors after suits have been brought
against them cause a decrease to the
revenue of some large amount, say one
nunarea millions from what might be
collected with the same
under a system of government purely
iTom this perversion he passed on to
his usual denunciation of revenue om
cials. Just here Collector Mott of the
Cth District, threw a wet blanket over
Zeb. from which ho never recovered.
It happened in this wise: Vance had
given a glowing description of the lux
ury and style, which tax collectors in
duJged in, who before they come in of
fice couldn't buy a shirt, Ac lie de
scribed how they lived: in big white
houses with painted palings and all
around them snug and cozy. Here the
unterrified cheered lustily. Now it so
happens that Dr. Mott lives in a big
whitn hnn5A nnd that hA hns Intel v hnri
his palings painted and other improve- majority.
inenis auueu, wnicn are conspicuous in
a village of this size. The Doctor, how
ever, lived in white houses many years
Ixjfore tax collectors were thought of.
The crowd cheered, because they
thought of Mott, whom while they re
spect and esteem, they still regard as
the chief thorn in the side of Iredell
Democracy. Mott bounced from his
.seat in the. audience like a wounded
tiger from his cover. He told Zeb. to
say yes or no and that quickly to the
uuestion. "do you mean to include me
in that catecrory." Zeb. didn't mean
' to include" you bet. After this in
terruption the starch disappeared from
the orator and a cold chill settled on
his retainers. He repeatedly asked
Col. Dockerv if his time "was out
seeming to say 44 oh delivqr me from
. this body of death." The closing words
struggled lame and impotent. J lis ha
tred to the national government and
the negro were called into play, but
with all the lashing he could give him
self these failed him, and he sat down
praying for peace and deliverance from
Oliver Dockery then took the crowd
in hand, and by Democratic admission
made the most capital talk ever heard
in Iredell. Vance sat under him with
Ixnved head and dejected countenance,
appearing as in truth he was, the sin
offering of the Democracy. . ,
How Oliver pulled him this way and
'that, made him ashamed of his Ku
Klux apologies, taunted him with his
lart in putting the Broadhead plat
form before the country and then de
nouncing Caldwell for usurpation, how
he threw Greeley at him with his " on
HON. JOII. MA.MC UIIOI-ISIIED.
ri21tllIMOXS AVAR ItKCORO.
Mi "' ; V
Hcj i Advised Union Men to Join
ithir Federal Army ratlicr than
"ight for the. Confederacy.
UKlilNDICrrcD FORTY WOJIEN OF
iSYAwcrrv county because tiiey
TOOK COXFEDEI1ATE CORN TO
Mr. Editor: We are having some
fun in Chatham. Maj. W. A. Smith,
Republican candidate for Congress in
this District? made his appearance at
Pittsboro7 on Tuesday, the lltfiinst:
As usual, the Democratic leaders asked
a division of time which wascheerfuii
and immediately granted. Smit
opened lor about an hour in a speech
'i Diiring the late war, was not the of
fice' of A. S. Merrimon, the Conserva-
t"ve-Temocratic candidate for the Gub
ernatorial Chair, headquarters for all
tnenion men in the West? And did
fte-iiOt advise them to go through the
l(iicto the Federal , army in case an
atqrppt was made to drive them into
theldepleted ranks of the Confederate
arnjy ? And did not numbera of them
act upon his advice, and thus swell the
i . -a .j i A
ranK-s oi me ioemen arrayea against,
thei'jLost Cause?" Did he not, when
reproached by a Union man, who re
sides? in this place, for accepting the
pbsrtion of Solicitor under the Confed
erate, reply that it was for the purpose
of avoidiricr conscription? Did he not
indict in Yancey county the wives and
daughters of Confederate soldiers who
W,ere?in the trenches around llichmona
and Petersburg, for bursting into a
Confederate. tithing, house, and taking
therefrom sufficient grain to keep them
selverand their children from starv
ing.?! and did he not refuse to quash
I -.' fihrHvfnnnnf oomtnef fhom nntil Afr
y ' r:. vr:": ; t v have
I nils I tcs ut Ct ill tiuii Vtioc . xiiu uuca I
for about the same length of time. His
speech contained nothing new, except
he; hot now, with unparallelled eflfron-
of the cause
of vhich he was a formidable obstacle,
t& place him in office ? Has he not al-
-. . . i r.i.. r i. i.
iSSr inSllfoi Vfi every measure proposed for the benefit
posing internal revenue taxes. Maj I . . rl . . n rtf rtr
Smith rejoined for about fifteen min
ItllfVl tUUtUJ, "
atposition where his presence is inimi
cal I to their interests? When these
questions are answered by his friends,
The Cotton Crop.
The following is a brief synopsis of
the statement of area and condition of
tho present cotton crop," which will ap
pear in the June report of the Depart
ment of Agriculture: v - i;
An increase in tne cotton area is re
ported in every State. A very small
proportion or counry returns snow a
decrease of acreage. . Planting was gen
erally retarded by a protracted season
of drought, and fields that were plan ted
late occasioned some trouble in obtain
ing perfect stands; but the recent rains
and renewed efforts in replanting have
finally secured stands or average com
pleteness. The percentage of increase
in area, last years crop being the basis
of comparison, is as iouows: jNortn
Carolina, 16: South Carolina, 9; Geor
gia, 12; Florida 10; Alabama, 11;
Mississippi, 1U ; .uomsiana, n ; xexas,
18: Arkansas. 16: Tennessee, 12.
The average increase throughout the
cotton States will approximate thirteen
per cent. Texas has naturally made
the largest relative increase, not only
having enjoyed a favorable season for
planting, but also, during the past year,
having received accessions oi immi
grants, who are cotton planters.
The condition of the plant through
out the cotton section is very nearly a
full average. Separating the Atlantic
from the. more western States, the
former stand a little below an average ;
the latter are fully up to the standard
of fair condition, j The . drousrht which
prevailed in Apr the first half of
May delayed growth, and cold nights
in the more northern belt had a further
retarding effect, but the abundant rains
and genial temperature which followed
wonderiuiiy invigorated and ad
vanced the crop.
The following hgures represent the
condition of cotton in the several States,
100 standing for an average ; North
Carolina, 96; ; South Carolina, 92;
Georgia, 96 ; Florida, 95 ; Alabama, 105 ;
Mississippi, 100 ; Louisiana, 104 ; Texas,
100 ; Arkansas, Vis ; Tennessee, 101.
J. C. LOGAN HARRIS, - Editor.
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THURSDAY, JUNE 27tli, 1872.
Local, State and General Items.
Appointed. Gov. Caldwell has appointed
Air. L. J. Moore, as proxy for the A, & N.
C. R.II.. at the annual meeting of the Stock
Southern Claims. Gen. Allan Ruther
ford, third Auditor, is making great head
way in stating the accounts of the Southern
loyal jelaimants. Over fifty have already
been passed. -
Address at Hillsboro'. Col. Geo.
Arnold has been invited to deliver an
dress at.Hillsboro July 4th, 1872.- He has
signified his acceptance. Trie subject will
bo "American Negro in National Politics."
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Radical Support. Ex-SherhT Walton,
is running: as an lnaepenaent canaiaaie in
Rowah. Independence means Radicalism
thinly disguised. Southern Home.
What about Greeley? lie is the inde
pendent candidate of the ku klux Democ
racy of the South and the Copperheads of
utes. The elite of Pittsbfiro' were as
tounded ! Never before did Manning-
w V J UVii
. i m mi
a genteel "SKinning." rne
democrats expected abuse ; they re
ceived admonition to sin no more and
join the great National Union Republi
can party, liKe tnousanos 01 nonest
Democrats are doing, and they would
be forgiven their sins. j
Knowing Maj. Smith to be a plain,
unassuming farmer, who had but little
to do with politics, the Republicans of I
this county feared he would hndr Mr.
Manning, who is one or the oest speaK-
ers that the Democrats can boast of,"
more than a match. Rut to their sur
prise and delight, Maj. Smith "com
pletely demolished Mr. Manning, and
proved himself a better debater, jut.
Manning's friends concede Maj. Smith
a victory at Pittsboro'.
It was my good lortune to near juaj.
at errington's Mills on
Judge Merrimon and his friends told
the people of this State in 1868, that ev
ery vote for our present Constitution
shall give them a few more posers, was a vote for negro supremacy. Was
f From The Ilillsboro' Recorder.
their assertion true ?
Special Commissioners). The Southern
Claims Com missioners have appointed Sam
uel H:. Wiley, J. N. Snelson, and Wm. B.
Glenn, of North Carolina, to be special Com
missioners to take testimony in their sever
al States in support of claims not exceeding
$o,00(X in amount.
Gen. Clingman's Resolution.
Iff nry N.
Says of xibeiti.
lie Endorses Swepson's Efficiency t En
ergy and Eailifubiess in the Manage
ment of the Itailroad.
At a meeting of the Stockholders of
the western; Division of the vy estern
N. C. R. R., held in this place on the
13th day of October, 1869, Oen. Clmg-
man offered the 1 following resolution,
which was adopted :
llesolved That the thanks of the
Stockholders are due and are hereby
tendered to G. w. Swepson, President,
The Legislature and Railroads. The
editorial article under this head, is from
the author of other editorial articles recent
ly published in The Era, entitled "The
Legislature and Retrenchment and Re
form ;" "The Legislature and the Conven
tion Acts 'The Legislature and the Ku
Committed to Jail.-
neer says on .fcriaay
SSlS4 PiT 1 Maj.JC, Turner, Chi5 Engineer, and
laws in force Thursday, the 13th inst. Mr. Manning last Wednesday (12th inst.) to nomi- q M Roberts
iment purely was on hand, and met with a Waterloo nate - two candidates for the senate in f'r w
defeat, and quit the canvass.
The Republicans of this county are
well pleased with their nominee, for
Congress. Moderate Democrats who
love their country more and their party
less are pleased with his manly and
frank way of speaking; and it is my
opinion that hundreds of those will
vote for Mai. Smith. Without any' ex-
well and Person, selected Mr. Henry
Nv Brown of this town and Col. Samuel
CL .Barnett, of Person both very clever
men and quite popular. Indeed the
party could not have chosen two men
vho will make a better run, and it be
hooves the conservatives to go to work.
ThMre is no rubbing out the fact that
farmer to represent them in Congress
from this District, and I am certain
they will elect Maj. Smith by a large
Chatham, June 14, 1772.
aggeration you may put Chatham down j Rnqwn's personal popularity in this
for six hundred majority for Smith, j cpehty is great and will probably secure
Caldwell and Cirant. r hi ui a larger vote tnan tne raaicais
This is the first opportunity the peo-1 proper can poll indeed if the women
pie have had for years to vote for(a of piis county could vote we verily be-
lijeve he would sweep tne county, as
mshy of the country dames remember
his lkindnessin buying their dried fruit,
butter, tggs, frc., and crediting them
for goods when they had no money and
bu$ a poor prospect of ever getting any.
Tjhese things will have an influence in
this contest, trivial as they may appear
to jjjome people. The man who can get
th woman's influence has but little to
f As for Barnett, of Person, he is per
haps a greater favorite among the
feiialesof his county than Brown is in
Orange. And he can beat creation elec
tioneering in the "bush." But Col.
Cunningham knows his man, and if
"Hiim" holds the calf he'll milk the
; From The Ilillsboro'. Recorder.
I! Maj. W. A. Smith.
IIiLLSBOito, June 15, '72.
For the Carolina Era.!
lMscussion at lligli Point. j
Mil. Editor: Supposing rou and
the readers of your paper would like to
hear from Gov. Caldwell, Hon. Thos.
Settle, and other prominent Republi
cans, I shall just state that the above
named gentlemen spoke here to-day,
and that grinning Jimmy Leach also
done his best, but he is not a match for
such a man as Thomas Settle. Judge
Settle showed up the Ku Klux in their
true colors. t
Gov. Caldwell led off in an able and
authentic speech of about an hour and
a half, and had a very attentive audi
ence, about one-half of which was Dem
ocrats. The whole county was repre
sented by both white and colored. I
believe this is the first time that this
town was ever honored with a speech
from Gov. Caldwell. Old Guilford will
poll a full Republican vote in August.
The Republican party 01 our town
and county are jubilant over the tri
umph of Settle's speech over Leach's.
Jimmy grinned, stamped and made
himself particular funny to the crowd
of boys who cheered him just to get
him to tell anecdotes and make funny
Mr. Settle made a speech f short du
ration! which was hisrhlv fitted for the
occasion, Jimmy Morehead was pres
ent, and tried to say something for
himself and his Democratic friends,
but he made about the poorest speech
I evor heard. Dr. Jones, a Republican
jm -w- 1
01 liowan, completely useci mm up.
theldistrict composed of Orange, Cas- .V-..i 1 t u :' if v
1 iiiiii 1 1 ii 1 1 1 1 1 w 1 1 1 1 11 ir v 1. j rr
discharged their respective duties dur
ing the past year.
Be it remembered, that this was six
months after the bonds had been sold
and their proceeds appropriated by
Swepson to his own use, and in satisfy
ing the demands of counsellors, agents,
assistants, &c. Six months after this
wholesale appropriation of the people's
money by this prince of scoundrels,
and white the labortt-cqspn -and. eon
tractors were clamoring for their pay,
and the work on the road languishing
for the want of money to prosecute it,
Gen. T. L. Clingman, a director of this
road, who could not possibly have been
ignorant of the gigantic fraud perpetra
ted by his friend and client, procures
the adoption; of a resolution by the
board representing the Stockholders o
the road he had defrauded, sanctioning
the most infamous action that ever
went unpunished of men. Yet, Gen
Clingman is the great advocate of civi
service reform, the asritator of the
"Third Party" movement in the West
and the uncompromising foe of omcia
corruption ! Gad I how he nicks 'era
-The Asheville Po
last the Sheriff of
Mitehell county brought three prisoners to
that place and lodged them in jail, the jail
at Bakersville being regarded as insecure.
The names of the men are Houston (two
brothers) and Mace, and they are charged
with breaking into the jail at Marion last
summer and releasing the prisoners.
Average mean temperature for the State
69 ; average east of Blue Ridge 70; West,
64 ; lowest at Boone, 60 ; highest at Wil
mington and (Greensboro, 73, 74. Frost in
Watauga the 5lh. Average rainfall 4 inch
es ; mimimum at Franklin, 1.6 ; maximum
at Newborn 7.5. j
It will be observed that the average
temperature for the month of May (69) was
just 10 degrees higher than for April (59),
These are both lower by several degrees,
than usual The difference of the averages
for the mountain region and the rest of the
State is 6. The rainfall (4 inches) is nearly
60 per cent higher than for April (2.6) and is
about equal to the monthly average for the
Small grain crops generally good through
out the State ; fruit exceptionally promis
ing, uorn a little pacicwara, out gooa.
Tobacco and cotton flourishing.
i W. C. K.
1200 " '
760 I "
. MX) 44
. - 200, 44
. 200 -4 ,
' '200 44
200 j 44
' -200 44
3.r0 J 44
V 200, 4
500 ' 44
' 500 44
' 200 44
, Proposals. for Wood. ; : I
DEPARTMENT OF THK SOUTH,
Office Chief Ouabteiimartkw.
1 Louisville, Kentucky, May 14, 1872.
Sealed Proposals, in triplicate, under the
Usual Conditions herpfrifnrn TMiKHal
be received at this oflice, and also at tho
offices of the U. S. Quartermasters, at the
several posts named below, until 12 o'clock.
. cuoouajr, uio zotn aay or June, 1872,
for furnishing Merchantable Hard
vvood, irom tne 1st of July, 1872, to the 30th
or J une. 1873. at tho followi
in t.To Tlonarf mont nfO.t l!..ti. . ,
Atlanta, Ga., '
Crab Orchard, Ky.,
Columbia, S. C,
Chester, S. C,
Charlotte, N. C,
, Fort Pulaski, Ga.,
Fort Macon, N. C,
Newberry, S. C, ,
Opelika, Ala., .u ,
Paducah, Ky., " ' '
Rtttherfordton, N. C,
Raleigh, N. C,
Fort Johnston, N. C,
Humboldt, Tenn., ,,
Lebanon, Ky., '
Lincolnton, N. C,
I Mount Sterhng, Ky.,
:f , Mun-Venion, Ala.k
St. Augustine, Fla..
Spartan burgh, S. O.,
: Sumter, S. C,
! Unionville, S. C,
j Yorkville, S. C,
The above are tho estimated nuantiti
that will be required at each post, nccord Ing
to the present distribution of troops, but
the Government reserves the right to in
crease or diminish the samo at any time
during the continuance of the contract.
Contracts Avill bo awarded to the lowost
responsible bidder for each post. J 1 "
Blank proposals, and any additional in
formation can be had in person, or by letter,
on application to the undergigned.
JAMES A. EKIN, j .
Deputy Quartermaster General, U. S. A.,
Chief Quartermaster, Dep't. of tho South.
junel3, 1872. ' 1 4L
The New Revenue Law. The new re
venue law contains some important changes.
'That nnrf. whirVh rplafps to t.Hfi true on sniritsi
and tobacco, and other objects of internal JVEOSTEy
taxation, provides : That the existing law Cheek Outfits.
New Advertisements. !
d "I ( made from 50 cts. Call and px
tpJLV amine or 12 Samples -sent (post
age free) for 50 cts. that retail quick for $10.
R. L. WOLCOTT, I
1 4w. 181 Chatham Square, N. V.
Franklin County Convention. The
Republicans of this county will hold their
Convention for the purpose of nominating
a candidate for the House of Representa
tives, and county officers, at Louisburg on
Saturday, June 29th, 1872.
Each township will elect three delegates
to attend the Convention.
Chm. Co. Ex. Com.
r TO'3osiah Turner. Editor Sentinel:
PEAii Sir : 1 ou should be informed
th&itt Major Smith is to be in our town
oiiiHaturday the 29th. Whiskey and
bavbacue will be the order of the day.
Mj Smith's whiskey failed to draw
ou.f 'the colored people of Chatham and
Who got Swepson off from all hi:
prosecutions in Western North Caroli
na? W. M. Shipp, our Democratic
The "Bull-Pen" Candidate.
Gen. Leventliorpe seems both a mon
ster and Democratic candidate fo State
Auditor. He was nominated over
he proposes to call them out in Orange Thomas A. Nicholson, of Iredell.
wittQ(meat as wen as arinic. Hon. Thomas Settle, in his reply to
ed ihat you are to answer him at Cedar " I also charge my competitor with
Grfrve.- This is said by Republicans to being the candidate of the party that
get; pur people out.
Let us Know 11 you or
are to answer JUr. Smith.
of fhe Jlecorder
find that notes
sounded on Major Smith's horn will
not? do for Orange.
Yours &c. X. Y.
We chanced to see the above as a
frtehd showed us the paper. As we do
1 , 5" T Y. JC It Vmt v 01 Avoian, wjuipieieiy useu mm up.- nnr'phanpp ifthft TVlitor of The Ken
to Richmond," hisauthorship of "John The Republicans around' here think SaStei tS,
Urown s Doay. sc," his connectiou tht if IVtorGhead tpLs manv more such
weariner-outs," he will 41 go up the
spout." Colored Republican.!
High I'oint, June l'J, 1S7.
with the Union League, c, c. these
things cannot be recorded here. Let
it be enough to say that we met the
enemy and they are ours. Old Iredell
feels a new thrill in her veins. She
wakes to take her place in the roll of
counties, which chiefly sustain loyalty
in North Carolina.
Make a note Mr. Editor and see if
August finds nie a false prophet v
Statesville, June 20, 1872.
For tho Carolina Era.
He Mow s his Horn Without Crack
Mi:. Kditok: Acconling to appoint
niont laj. Smith, the champion speak
er of the 4th Congressional District
made his appearance in the ancient old
town of Ilillsboro' on Saturday last,
June 22nd, and about 2 o'clock, P. M.,
niKMicd his campaign in Orange in an
address one hour and thirty minutes in
length. The Court Room was used for
tho occasion which was crowded to its
utmost capacity by both Republicans
and Democrats. Maj. Smith as a
sieaker is a grand success, and allow
me to congratulate the Republicans of
this the 4th District in selecting him
as their candidate in this contest. I
feel confident if the Major leaves as
.strong impression everywhere he ad
dresses tho people as lie has on the eit-
For tho Carolina EraJ
A. 31. E. Conference.
The thirteenth General Conference
of the African Methodist Episcopal
Zion Connection convened in Charlotte
June 20th, 1872, at Clinton Chapel,
Mint Street, at noon yesterday.
Four Bishops and about sixty dele
gates from all parts of .the United
States were present. All the Annual
Conferences except New York and
Louisiana were represented, and many
more delegates together with two more
Rishops are expected to-day. " j
Conference opened writh religious ex
ercises conducted by several Bishops,
after which, the opening address was
delivered by the senior Bishop present,
Rev. W. Il Hillary, of California 1
uomerence, was appoinieu permanent
Secretary, and Rev. Fisher, of Florida
Conference, Assistant. Robt. Harris,
lay delegate from North Carolina Con
ference, Recording Secretary, and Rev.
Jas. A. Jones, of Philadelphia Confer
ence, Compiler or JMinutes. . I
Committees on credentials, rules and
devotions wero appointed, two made
reports, alter which Conference ad
journed to meet next day at i). o'clock,
The Conference sits with open doors
and the public are respectfully invited
to attend. I
Reporter, pro. tern.
Salisbury, N. C, June 20th, 1S72;
tinel allows "correspondents" to refer
to usj he ought at least to send the
copy of his paper. As for Hilly Smith,
we we a menu to him, we don't charge
a cnt for being it, we don't ask a cent
for.being it, and if people don't like it
let jthem lump it-jthat's all. "He's
the cleverest man I ever saw," said an
- . . ; - . .... . .
old. ueraocrat 01 this place to us on
Tuesday.- . I don't know any differ
ence between Smith and Rogers," said
fx lCaiUng Democrat to us on Tuesday,
and ije moreover sard hard things on
Rogers which we won't repeat, for we
hajvelnothing against Col. Rogers, and
wei01ieve him to be a nice clever man.
Jllliy Smith has proven himself a
menu to us a poor man ana we are
a friend to him. Let other poor men
or .rich men do as they please, it's none
of i our business! And we shouldn't
have jsaid all thi, but that a "leading"
Democrat of this place, who knew we
iceh&ja friend to Smith, was kind
enpugh to call our attention to it. Go
Homestead Given ! A Home
stead Secured !
Thej Republican party secured a
Iromestead to every family in the State,
byj aljwise provision in the present
Constitution, of the value of $1,500,
which cannot be taken to pay any
debt, and it will remain, unless Demo
crats borne into power and repeal it.
A Republican Congress has so amend
ed the Bankrupt law as to give a debt
or )iip shall be forced into bankruptcy
the present, homestead, allowed by the
State Constitution, of fifteen hundred
aoffars. . "
Let poor men and their families pon
der tht'se things. Statesville American.
1 ' :
erected "bull-pens to confine women
and children. I charge that General
Collett Leventhorpe, the Democratic
candidate for Auditor. 1 was a militia
general under ex-Governor Vance, and
that the said Leventhorpe had, within
those bull-pens, tiio wives, daughters,
and sisters of men whose only crime
was that they refused to fire on the old
flaer. or tight against the union, in
that bull-pen these women: were sub
jected to all the barbarities that the
most inhuman ititilnd could rsusreest.
Thev were not ' allowed to attend the
calls of nature without being attended
by an armed male guard. I charge that
this irallant militia general of Gov.
Vance shot and killed young Northcote
one beautiful Sunday, morning, 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 fingers between fence rails in
order to compel her to tell where her
husband was, he then being in the
woods to keep from being conscripted."
In 1868 we had a white man's party
in North Carolina. Now we have a
white hat party. Fizzling out, ain't it?
The Senatorial Ticket.
Dr. Walter B. Mott, not being able
to accept the j nomination made at
Wilkesboro' for a seat in the Senate,
(see his card published in last wreek's
American,) the I committee having the"
matter in charere have conferred the
honor upon Mr. Thos. N. Cooper, a
gentleman of fine abilities residing in
the northern portion of Iredell, and
one who every way will be acceptable
to the people of the District. Mr.
Cooper has accepted, and we present
the ticket complete in this issue with
the names of Maj. James H. Foote and
Thos. N. Cooper, Esq.
This is another instance thaSthe Re
publicans choose their candidates from
gentlemen of abilities and high stand
ing, having abundant material for that
purpose. Statesville A merican.
Meeting- of the Republican State
Executive Committee. At a meeting. of
this Committee on Wednesday' the 19th
inst.!, Col. S. T. Carrow, in tjie Chair pro
tern.1, Hon. Samuel F. Phillips was appoint
ed Elector at Large to fill the vacancy
caused by the resignation of Hon. Thomas
Settle. S. T. Carrow,
Chairman pro. tern.
Lusus Naturae. The Hillsboro' Hecorder
says a married woman in that county had a
calf to die. The calf was spotted. The lady
employed a colored man to skin it. A fence
run close to the ho.use, and the colored man
skinned the calf and placed the skin on the
fence. The lady was enciente and saw the
skin!. And the baby was spotted like a
leopard and every spot had hair on it.
Robeson Nominees. The . Republicans
of Robeson held their County Convention
on Saturday, the 22d, and made the follow
ing nominations :
For the House Nat McLean and James
Sheriff Neill Townsend.
. Clerk W P Barnes.
Treasurer O S Hayes.
Register of Deeds E K Proctor.
Coroner Orrin Flowers.
Commissioners "W A Stone, J A Law-
A G Lewis, Jas McMillan, J T Buliard.
Wake County Convention. The Re
publicans of Wake County will hold a
Convention at the Court Efouse in Raleigh,
on Saturday, the 6th op J uly, -1872.
Each township will be entitled to three
delegates, and the three wards of the city of
Raleigh the same.
The object of the Convention is the nomi
nation of candidates for the Legisiature.
and bounty officers.
The different townships will hold meet
ings and appoint their delegates.
, T. F. Lee,
Chairman County Ex. Committee.
The County Candidates The Era.
By the first of July nearly every county
will1 have nominated candidates for the
Legislature and county offices. The gentle
men nominated will thoroughly canvass
their counties, and we desire to call their
attention to the circulation of Republican
papers. If tne candidates, from tne stump
and! privately, will urge their friends to
subscribe for Republican papers the circu-
ation of The Era and other Republican
journals will be greatly increased and the
Republican cause strengthened in propor
tion. Our terms are lower than any other
paper, and are within the. reach of every
body. Republican candidates will fail to do
their whole duty if they do not attend to
this matter. The candidates from Governor
down are interested in this matter. The
increased circulation will enure to the
benefit of the party and of course will in
fluence and aid the election of the various
Within the last two weeks we have added
three hundred new subscribers to our list.
This is doing well. Those of our friends
who have bestirred themselves for The
Era have our thanks. We hope they will
not relax their efforts. Those of our friends
who have not sent us clubs of subscribers
are1 requested to go to work and send sub
scribers from every township. i
be amended so as to change the present tax
on distilled spirits from 50 to 70 cents per
gallon. j ;
On all wines, liquors or compounds fulled
wine, but not made of grapes grown in the
United States, and on all liquors not made
from grapes, &c, grown in the United
States, a tax at the rate of 10 cents per pint
bottle, to be paid by special stamps. The
special tax upon distillers of $4 per barrel,
the tax on wholesale and retail dealers, and
the tax on rectifiers of 50 cents per barrel,
are repealed, j Every person who sells malt
liquors in quantities less than five gallons,
and who'does not deal in spirituous liquors,
shall be considered a retail dealer in malt
liquor, and pay a tax of $20. Brewers are
teC execute bonds for. twice the probable
'amount of tax they may have to pay each
year. The tax on beer, lager beer, ale, -and
porter, is $1 for every barrel of thirty-one
gallons, which tax . shall be paid at the
The taxes on tobacco are changed so as to
provide that on all chewing, smoking, fine
cut, and all others, there shall be paid 20
cents per pound. Dealers in leaf tobacco
are to pay $25j annually. Retail dealers in
leaf tobacco are to pay 500, and 50 cents, in
addition, for each dollar's worth of tobacco
sold in excess jof $1,000 a year. Dealers in
tobacco shall pay $6 ; manufacturers shall
each pay 10 ; manufacturers of cigars shall
each pay 10 ; all cigar-makers are to be
registered, and no person shall employ an
unregistered cigar-maker under a penalty
The tax on gas made from coal is repealed.
All the taxes . imposed by stamps are re
pealed, except the 2-cent stamp on bank
checks, drafts and orders. Taxes on de
posits, capitalj and circulation of banks, are
to be paid semi-annually. The exemption
of tax on deposits in savings banks is ex
tended to deposits of 2,000.
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words 'Durham Smocking Tobacco' can
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House of Representatives John Bryant,
Sheriff John A Reid. j -
Register of Deeds B H Franklin.
Coroner W T J Hayes.
Surveyor E A Thorne.
Treasurer -E T Clark.
Commissioners J M Grizzard, John
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