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: RALEIGH, Ni ' C r-THURSDAY;' JULY 18, 1872. ;: ; ; ' .. .v ,: " :No-' ' ti&l2k23Wr'
j . " Tickets.
tAindidates should see to it that there
are plenty of tickets distributed atjthe
diirerent polling places, mis is m
IHirUmt. Candidates, take notice, j
Judge' Merrimon didn't speak' at
Cokimbus in Polk county. Cause the
nconlo didn't want to hear him and
Wvl at home. Great enthusiasm1 in
PolL- Iwit not for Merrimon.
T1,a Tiomntin nnrtv sav the Dcoole
. x A M
ousrht not to have
UlC ail: lib x ui
magistrates and Judges. The Reptib
' Iicim party say the people are'.tJie
source of all jwwer, and might as well
veto direct on these questions as by
Judge Merrimon and hi3 friends are
and always have been enemies of our
State Constitution. They opposed it3
adoption, worked hard to cheat poor
iih?ii out of their homesteads last sum
mer, and are still working to repeal sa
much of the Constitution as possible.
Can you trust them ?
To the Polls, Republicans! .
We urge every Republican who reads
this article to be at the different poll
ing places early on the "day of election.
(!o yourself, and urge your neighbors
to give one day to aid in electing Re
publican candidates, and thus preserve
the eace," and ensure increased pros
IK'rity. If the Republican party votes
its strength there can be no doubt as to
DEMOCRATIC DECEPTION !
Look Out ! !
Wo are informed that Democrats are
spreading the report that every man
who desires to register and vote has' to
pay a ik11 tax before he can do so. Tins
Lt Jalse. No tax is required to le paid.
Notice About Tickets.
Owing to the lateness of nominations
and the slowness of our friends to send
us the different county tickets, we now
"find it will be impossible to furnish
eounty tickets from this place for the
whole Stated The.varip.us counties
should ' immediately make arrange
ments with their local papers to print
the tickets for candidates for the Ixg
islaturc and county officers. !
Tickets for the candidates for the
State offices and members of Congress
will le furnished from this place.
...... . .
The last Legislature was not one
whit behind its predecessor in waste,
extravagance and corruption. Every
thing that could be stolen was "made"
lastivinterajid the winter beforej-r
..Look at the penitentiary swindle ; look
at the public printing swindle ; lookiit
the impeachment swindle. j
The investigation into the affairs of
the penitentiary proved every charge
made by the mechanics and laboring
men of this city. Yet the Legislature
retained the corrupt Board.- Was that
honesty or corruption ?
The printing investigation showed a
I 1 1 A 1 "X A. A. A A I
nuge swmuic mere. iet mo ouiie
printing was retained in the same
hands. Was that honesty or corrup
tion? The Issues in North Carolina.
The issue in this State is peace or tear.
The triumph of Merrimon and the
Democrats will ensure the return ; of
Ku Klux violence and all the disorders
which have ruinously affected the State
since 1SGS. Already the apostasy. ; of
Mr. Greeley, has resulted In an outrage
uion Judge Settle at Yanceyville, and
the rotten egging of the American
Flag, at Milton. Col. Neill McKay,
Republican candidate for Congress in
:rd District, has been subjected to brutal
insults from Democrats while on the
canvass, and systematic attempts to in
tiniidate Republican voters, have been
indulged in, quite freely. All this
tm'rta fliof Vi r1r1 CTiT?t Jcj rife xf
that the fires of Democratic hate and .Tho oniln the heart; the soul of the
vengeance, are only smothered, and wi 11 present Democratic party is the rebel
burst into a consuming flame if Merri- element at the South, with its North-
inon is elected in August and Greeley em Allies and sympathizers. It is reb-
iii Vnvpmiw ThnrAofthf.itnJl el at the core to-day. It would come
n November. The peace of the State into er with the hat the chagriri
the .salvation of the Republicans of the the wrath, the mortification often bit
Slate depend upon the Augustand No- ter years to impel and guide its steps.
Tt would devote itself to taking off or
the same danger that it was when Sey
nmre and Blair were candidates four
years ago. The defeat of Caldwell in
August and Grant in November, will
ruin North Carolina. There will be no
leacc property will not be safe and
every man will carry his life in his
hand. The material and commercial
interests of the Stale will be broken
up, immigration and capital will
avoid the State as though we were af-
iit'iiA -5fli oil tli . nlomirwi rf wViioK
j ii.iru.in HaMaujuanucu.
We have had enough of strife,
domestic disorder, and Ku Klux vio
lence.. Jxt us have peace. ,very voter
who desires peace and prosperity should
nnt. fiii to votofnrPrtifiixn a viotArv
in August will be followed by a still
greater victory in
guard and at them.
I fc, . I :
AVIIAT IIOKACIi GREEIiEY
THINKS OF TIII2 lE3Ioi
Extracts, ICicli, ICare and Racy
Now that Mr. Greeley has become
Ults uo xjeuuxnxcy, we prwut
J t. - 7 T XI TV- 1.
I Jl - II 9 A. J ! 1!1 t
me ioiiowmg exiracia irom euuoriais
of The JVeta York Tribune, written by
I -m r i- 1 ,1 t
i . " - -
his editorial Jifc. rney are rerresni ng,
and will not nauseate Democrats who
have lost all self-respect, forsaken
principle In their Jiunt for offlce&nxL
ffilTfiif-cIae dirt-eaters. - The ex
tracts are as follows :
THE WHITE HOUSE DISEASE.
"Mr. Webster was not only a gentle
man, but he had the elements of moral
greatness ; and he had his faults . as
well. He failed only in one respect :
and in this respect I differ from him
he wanted to be President, and I don't."
Horace Greeley, in 18C8.
OUK GREATEST MAN.
"We have seen our greatest man; Mr,
Chase, making the same blunder. I
have seen men who had the disease
Horace ureeley, in lbo.
THE FATE OF GEN. CASS.
"Gen. Lewis Cass died at about 82,
and ud to the day of his death he
wanted to be President. No one ever
escapes who catches the disease ; he
lives and dies in the delusion. Being
a reader and an observer at an early
age, I saw how it poisoned and paral
yzed the best of our-public men, and
have carefully avoided it." Horace
Greeley, in 18C8.
THE GOOD SENSE OF GEN. GRANT.
"We, at least, in our , day, have a
President-elect who did not try to be
President. He was elected mainly on
that account." Horace Greeley, in 186$.
THE ENEMY OF THE DEMOCRATIC
"If the Democratic party were called
upon to decide between Grant and my
self, I know that their regard for what
thev must call principle would induce
nine-tenths ot them to vote against me.
Why ? JL am a decided enemy of that
party, even-in it3 most respectable as
pects." Horace Greeley, in 1871. j
PICTURE OF THE DEMOCRACY! .
" Every one who chooses to live by
pugilism or gambling or harlotry, with
nearly every keeper of a tippling house,
is politically a Democrat." Horace
IGNORANCE A DEMOCRATIC ALLY."
" If there were not a newspaper or a
common scnool in tne country, fine
Democratic party wrou!d be far stronger
than it is." Horace Greeley.
"The essential articles of the Demo
cratic creed are love rum and hate
niggers.7 The less one learns ana knows,
the more certain he is to vote theregu
lar ticket from A to izzard." Horace
WHO ARE DEMOCRATS.
" We thereupon asked our contem
porary to state frankly whether the
pugilists, blacklegs, thieves, burglars,
keepersof dens of prostitution, etc., etc.,
were not almost unanimously
Democrats." Horace Greeley.
" To smoke is a Democratic virtue ;
to chew is that virtue intensified : to
drink rum is that virtue in the superla
tive." Horace Greeley.
THE DANGEROUS CLASSES ALL DEMO
"A purely selfish interest attaches
the lewd, ruffianly, criminal, and dan-
Lrerous classes to the Democratic party."
f T I
SIX IN A BED.
" This would amount to six in a bed,
exclusive of any other vermin, for every
Democratic couch in the State of New
York, including those at Sing Sing and
Auburn." Horace Greeley.
THE NATIONAL DEMOCRATS.,
. "Point wherever you please to an
election district which you will pro
nounce morally rotten, given up In
great part to debauchery and vice;
where voters subsist mainly by keeping
policv-offices. gambling-houses, grog
shops and darker dens of infamy, and
that district will be found at nearly or
quite everr election giving a majority
for that whicn styles itself 4 the Demo
cratic party.' Take all the haunts of
debauchery in the land, and you will
find nine tenths, of their master spirits
active partisans of that same Democ
racv. What is the instinct, the sympa
thetic chord, which attaches them so
r r i.. 4Ut- .. Will -si
consider?" Horace Greeley.
reducirig tax after tax until the Treasury-was
deprived of the means of pay
ing interest on the national debt, and
would hail the tidings of national
bankruptcy with unalloyed gladness
and unconcealed exultation. What
ever chastisement may be deserved by
our national sins, we must hope that
this disgrace and humiliation will be
spared us." Horace Greeley.' j
AN EAREST PRAYER. J
"May it be written on mV grave that
I was never its follower 'namely, of
the Democratic oartv.l and lived and
died in nothinjr its debtor.
died in nothing its debtor." Horace
THE "FEROCIOUS PROTECTIONIST.'
rii.intA t nm th mnn von iivd
Your party is mostly Free Trade, and
I am a ferocious Protectionist. I have
no doubt that I might be nominated
and elected by your help; but it would
place us all in a false position."
Horace Greeley to P. Donan, in
T1 TR 'TiAYn-wtsrr T,AW of" 1S70.
" It urged by the Democratic or
gans that the law is to be enforced in
state and municipal . elections. This is
done.? to make jt more obnoxious, if
that b0 possible, to their party. But,
unfortunately, 'this is an error. The
law aipplies only to presidential and
congrejiOnal elections, though we
iartlly wish it could be made to ap-
y td toll, others.11 Horace Greeley in
1870. I i
f 4 THE KU KLUX LAW. -
" I hild our Government bound by
its duty, of protecting our citizens in
their fundamental rights, to pass and
M I 1 A. A. S 11.
enforc)ei Jaws for the extirpation of the
if it ha$ not the power ?to do it, then I
say oK upvernmeni isno government,
uut n tma.ru. i . iiiectaor.,-7ii --zYvmrr -v ' ...,r oMit,iu
nea uio iu iiux act. i noia it espe-t
o u ifc
ciany pesirabie for the
it does hot prove stronsr
feet its burpose.I hope it" will oe made
strongej: and stronger." Horace Gree
ley in 1S71.
ABRAtEAM LINCOLN'S LINEAL SUCr
" Mg,ny will be surprised at r the
Presiddnt's hearty endorsement of civil
servicaeform inhlS message of 1870;
buthetjtias been there all along. The
President's summing np of the leading
objects! pf his policy, and especially his
desire! to secure a pure and untram
raeied vote,' must appeal cogently to
the juggrhent and affections of the
American phople. - He is Abraham
Lincoln's lineal successor ; and the
popular heart beats in unison with his
administration and his efforts."-iZorace
. lAlsH OPINION OF GEN. GRANT.
"Ad to the Administration of Gen.
Grant.! I recognize no one as a Republi
can wnois not grateiui ior its judicious,
energetic, and successful efforts to pro
cure tne ratincation or tne -f ifteenth
Amendment that keystone of our po
litical' fcrch whereby the fruits of our
great thumps over rebellion and slavery
are assured and perpetuated. That the
President has made some mistakes in
appointments is obvious. It would be
strange indeed, if one so inexperienced
in the jdonduct of political affairs had
wholly escaped them. While asserting
the right of every Republican to his
untrantneled choice of candidate for
next President, until a nomination is
t venture to suggest. that Gen.
Will be far better qualified for
that momentous trust in 1872 than he
was in 1,868." Horace Greeley, in 1871.
TjljfE RIGHT OF SECESSION.
Whenever a considerable portion of
our Union shall deliberately resolve to
go out.jWe shall resist all coercive meas
ures designed to keep it in." "If the
Cotton Spates shall decide that they can
do bettpt.out of the .Union than in it,
we insist on lettinsr them 'ffo in peace."
or the G,ulf State only, choose to form
an independent nation, they have a
clear moral right, to do
Greele$ n 1860 cmcf.lSGl.
MIXfej SCHOOLS AND
. j i! CHURCHES.
"I Hope the time will come when
our edij!ational institutions and semi
naries jvill be open to men of all races
with a. -freedom, with a hospitality
which lias never yet been enjoyed. I
trust the time will come when no man's
colar W;ill exclude him from any church
or any ligious organization whatever.
So theyjj say, with regard to our com-"
mon schools, where a small district"
contains" by 25 or 30 families, it is sim
ply impossible, where two or three of
these are colored, to have separate
schools;; and in - these cases, to say that
black : children ; shall not go to school
with white children is to say that they
shall net have any school whatever."
Horacd ireeley, address to the colored
people Rt I'ougnKepsie, in. x., May io,
Look on this Picture.
When the rebellious traitors are oyer-
whelnieiV in the field and scattered like
leaves bjeibre an angry wind, it must not be
to return- to peaceful and contented homes.
They m ust find poverty at their firesides,
and see privation in the anxious eyes of
.mothers and theras of children." Horace
Greeley New York Tribune, Ko v. 26, 18C0.
j And now on This.
"Tell pur boys they can take their hor
ses, hom with them, to help them make
their crpps." Gen. Grant to Gen. Lee, at
A ppomattox Court House.
"I reCpminend that Gen. Leo be pardon
ed." Gtn. Grant to President Johnston.
: "Gen. jLee and his officers and troops, who
have "beu only paroled, cannot bo arrested
and-triel for treason. I protest against
their arjH&t." General Grant to President
AjTiicl is the "liberal" Republican
olina Election What
tlte N. Y. Herald Says.
Tiie regular correspondent of The N.
Y. lllerpld, writing from Goldsboro',
July ilsf, says :
Advifces state that lcttert have been re-
cciveairt m iNortncrn itepuDiicans urging
suciess jfy , that party here j for the moral
effeett Will have on subsequent elections
in Others States. 2s cither money, energy
nor exertion must be spared. My opinion
opinion is .that the election will not be car
ried! by Ave thousand by either party and if
asked to indicate which will be the success
ful ne; I would say the Republicans, from
the superior advantages they possess in the
munitions of war." ,
-AThe Herald, in the main: is correct.
CaldvleU's majority will not'fall short
of ten'thousand. 1 -J I , M'-
Genl!t(eaventhorpo arrested poor wo
men ,in.J 1864, because , their husbands
refused to fight for Jeff. Davis and his
slave .oligarchy. He dragged them off
from their unie cnuaen, to nis quli-
pen, and denied them even a moment's ,
privacy; The Daily iVhr: of this city
say$ he,was nbminated by the Demo-
crats at :iireensioro' as a reward for his
war? services. , ' ' , . ,' j- -.r a
KU KLTJX liAWJl RGE.'
It appears from lndicatiohs'iri certain
localities in this btate, that the leaders
of the K.' K'. are tryingtp mislead their
deluded followers-la further ruin.
They are .whispering around that inas-
much as me, present section in the.,1 Ku
KIux law'' of Congress J (which autho-
j rized the President " to 7 suspend ' the
KlirhiMt ion, C that hJ W
r To show how much such persons are
mlstakencopy. "law as
, , &ec d. xuat in au eases wnere msurroc-
tion, domestic violence unlawful1 eombin
ations, or conspiracies, in any State shall so
obstruct or hinder the execution of the laws
thereof, andf the United States, as to de
prive any portion or, class of the people of
sucn Estate 01 any or me rignrs, privileges,
or immunities, or protection, named in the
Constitution and secured. by this,-act, and
the constituted i authorities of, such State
shall either be. unable, to protect, or 'shall
from any causa, fail in 6r refuse protection
of the people in such rights, such facts shall
be deemed a denial by such State of equal
protection 01 tne laws lo wnien tney are en
titled under the; Constitution of the United
States ; and in all such cases, or whenever
any such insurrection, violence, unlawful
combination, or conspiracy shall oppose or
obstruct the laws of the United States or the
due execution thereof, or impede or ob
struct the due course of justice under the
same, it shall be lawful for the President,
and it shall be his duty to take such meas
ures, by the employment of the militia or
tne lana ana naval lorces ot tne umtea
States, or of either.- or bv other means, as
he may deem necessary for the suppression
of such insurrection, domestic violence, or
combinations : and any person who shall
bo arrested under the provisions of this and
the preceding section shall be delivered to
the marshal of the proper district, to be
dealt yith according to law. ' '-
Sec. 6. That any person or persons, hav-
tug nuv t avuqu vuav v VUV A
conspired to be done and mentioned in the
inn L- rrr I rkri crck fhof ' o-mr rr rhA Ti7rTlfrQ
commitfed. and having cower to prevent or
aid in preventing the same, shall neglect or
"r"" mT'l"'; 1"'.
be liable to the person injured; or his legal
representatives, lor all damages causea Dy
OUJ CULU WiUUlUl aU II kJUHJ Miou
named person or persons by reasonable
diligence could j have prevented ; and such
damages may be recovered in an action on
the case in the ! proper circuit court of the
United States, and any number of persons
guilty of such wrongful neglect or refusal
may be joined as defendants in such action
Jovided; That such action shall be com
menced within one year after such cause
of action shall have accrued : and if the death
oOiny"persn shall .bfi vansvd by any strcn
wrongful apt imdvneai&t. h& .tt?al,retre-
nave sucn action tnereior, ana may recover
not exceedine five thousand dollars dama
ges therein, for the benefit of the widow of
such deceased person, it any there be, or u
tnero be xx widow. - lor tne , Denent ot tne
next of kin of such deceased person.
So the law. for the military arrest
and punishment of Ku Klux, and all
persons obstructing the execution of the
law, or intimidating voters, is in full
force, and we warn persons against vio
lating it as the government is deter
mined to mete out rigid justice to all
The "leaders haye thus far managed
to keep themselves out ot the Peniten
tiarywhile the poor arid thoughtless
boys whom they deluded into ruin and
disgrace, are allowed by them to be
dragged before the Courts and put in;
the jails and otherwise punished, and
their families' distressed. Is it not in-
facaous in these 1 leaders to '"attempt
further deception upon these poor fel
lows? ' ' -'-ii ' ': ' i-"-' :-: ' ' .
If further Ku Kluxingis to be done,
let it be by these deluded' men ' 1 upon
the leaders who have deceived, - be
trayed and deserted themi
They deceived or forced the poor
boys into the rebellion, and spread dis-
tress and ruin into the " household of
the poor and humble.1 They have es-
caped the just vengeance of those they
ruined. If they were wise, they would J
not risk further efforts to mislead - and t
destroy those wh6 have
so long. been.
i ;;. . i ii j. t. J
Paying Colfield, Clerk to the Roard
of Penitentiary" Directors, $500.
When the ; Republican Clerk
- only, received. $250. ;
DEMOCRATS LOVE THE
WORKING .MA IV. . ;
Democrats prove their Iov6;for the
working classes by reducing the pay of
every poor man inside of the Periiten-
tiary ; stockade: . -TJiey Iiave8 .reduced j
thewages of tho guiuii irom. thirty dol-
lars per month to tv?entyefiVe-i dollars.,
Tiiey, have )rajseid the. nay :of the stew-;,
ftrd-frdm eightrhbiidred to one thousand
dollars per year. They have raised the
pay of thd physician Ifrom seven hun-
dred and ultv to thirteen hundred iiiid
twenty dollars per year. They say they
have thus imposed upon the poor man .
the guards, i, and overseers, because
money: has appreciated and the cost Df
provisions has decreased.. It is a bad
rule that will not , work i both ways.
This Democratic rule , worksronly one
way : tnat is against the working man
and ;in favor of the relics: of nri effete.
brdkeq down aristocracy.
What do you think of it,; weifkiiig
man? Answer at the-polls.
XVm i A.- Smitli for Congress.
it is somewhere related or, a man
good to his neighbors, who, on being
Itold in ' a dream ; by an angel that his
name did not appear in a bdok ton
jtainingithe names of those who loved
the Lord, replied, Hhen icrite it as one
who loves his feUovc-vnan.11 : J '
f The name of Wm. A. Smith ought
to be; written in- all the books of the
land as ."one who loves his fello w-man"
land is good to his neighbors.' In the
instance related above, we are told that
ftvhen the angel again appeared to the
vision of this lover ofhisellpws, that
his name outshone allthe restX''
i a u: us '
life, and love . for his fellow-man the
best earthly test of his heart. Jf-these
be applied to Wm. A. Smith, of John
ston county, no further arguments or
tests , of his fitness for a public office
need be resorted to.
A correspondent has alluded to the
conduct of Maj. Smith toward the poor,
afflicted -persons of his race, and we
fnd in him a modern Samaritan, his
Railroad doing the duty of the Samari
tan's beast of oldr-r- - 1
J The medical faculty of Raleigh have
informed us bow he placed the poor
and afflicted of God on the cars of the
Railroad he was operating, and sent
them free of charge to the best medical
aid of the State.
Another tells us how Major Smith
passed free the father and sister of an af
flicted child to see Dr. Burke Hay
wood, after the country physician had
decided to amputate the leg. Dr. Hay-
wood pronounced the case curable, but
I rpnnirino- lnno anrl ntirofnl
Immediately this good-hearted Smith
gave employment at the Raleigh Depot
to the father at a compensation that
permitted the father and sister to live
ix, - -
Jh tnV6ity, to attend and care for the
1 ttIe sufferer. They have all gone
back to their country home now, the
child restored and the parent and
One-legged Confederate soldiers tell
us how Major Smith procured for them
free passage to and rom Philadelphia
and New York, where they we re Able
to procure limbs they could wear with
ease, convenience and usefulness to
themselves and dependent families.
It is said that a poor, destitute man,
eompelleg -vta go, -:loey$rwalld
througn"' centml Kofth' Carolina since
Wm. A'. Smith was President of the
North Carolina Railroad. He has done
all this, and a thousand other' acts' of
whole-souledness that will not be heard
df. and yet the revenues of his Road
steadily increased, as, Samaritan like,
he went on relieving the wants, neces
sities arid miseries of the poor. ;
The poor people of his district are
not likely to forget these things, and
the great mass of the workingmen
whom he has also befriended, they will
go to the polls in August and vote for
Smith. Look at the employees of his
Koaa. Tnougn one-naif of mem are
Democrats, yet they are to a man en-;
thusiastically for him. v
It is seldom in the history of these
selfish and mercenary times that a man
is found so universally kind and gen-
'erous to his fellows. Coming up out of
the ashes. Wm. A. Smith is of the poor
tjeople and appreciating their needs
and feelings, he has not ' only been
lavish in deeds of kindness to his im
mediate neighbors, but is as universal
in his benevolence as the "GoodSa
maritan " whose great act of kindness
was to one neither a countryman, nor
of a friendly nation.
A working-man himself, Wm. A.
Smith appreciates the wants and ne-
cessities.of the. working-men of his Dis
trict, and s these are considerations
transcending party, especially at a time
when the great body of the Democrats
of , the country are proclaiming the
happy millenium of emancipation from
party.. , :, ; ,3 .
j As to the fitness of Major Smith for
4 seat , in Congress we appeal to the
record of his great public , service. As
President of the Central Railroad Mr.
Sniith made the first successful , man
aging officer the Road ; has ever had.
He has, paid large dividends, improved
his stock and road-bed, and inaugurated
a; system of the most ; liberal and en
lightened Railroad policies everknowTn
to the people of the State. , If Wm. A.
Smith's successful management of the
Norih Carolina Railroad for four years
does not establish nis - mness ana ca-
Jpacity for taking care of the material
interests of his Congressional District,
and pf North Carolina, nothing can es-
tablish such reputation. While we say
this of Major Smith, we may ask what
has his competitor gyer done for the
material interests of : the State, or the
welfare or comfort of the poor working-
men and the afflicted of North Caro-
Una ? 4 1
Good Joke by Vance.
i - '
Vance, in one of his best joking hu
mors, told. Battle "and Merrimon that
the people1 did not regard, them as ex
actly the torturers, but as the surgeons
of torture. They stood by and felt the
pulse of; the victim to see how much
she could stand, while Swepson, as the
greiit financial executioner, applied the
thumb-screws to the poor old S,tate of
Norjh Carolina. . . i tri
Let the People SiK5ak:
ciif.i:kinu neavs fhom aia
V : . TEHSJ :.. I . ,
county, July 2d, says :
"I had the pleasure of hearing Governor
Caldwell speait on tne zyui o June, ana
was well DleaSed. I heard no one but what
was pleased with him.. There' is some
,r .... . . 4 1 J ,1 J ALU
Democrats tnai win go ior vaiuweii iu mi?
county." - ":; --'-: 'r -'
A friend writing from Davie county)
July 2d, says: ;
"Davie will give an increased. Republican
vote this year." , . . ' i i
A friend writing . from Cleaveland
county, July 2d, says : 1 ;
"We will be able to increase the Republi
can vote of ; this county from two to three
hundred." . . ., . , .. ,,. .. . . . j
A friend writing us from Rutherford
county, July 3d, says : -. ' : :i ..
"We shall carry this county by six hun
dred majority. Polk and Cleaveland will
increase their Republican vote. The moun
tains are all right." i
A friend writing from Jackson coun
ty, June 15th, says :
"All the changes known of in this coun
ty, are in our favor. I heard a reD say tne
other day that he would bet ntty dollars
that Governor Caldwell will be elected.
The Republicans are more active tnan
usual." 1 . " :
A subscriber writing from Wilkes
county, July 1st, says: '
"t am verv anxious to increase the sub
scription of Ithe Era. It is read with much
nterest and pleasure Dy au tne xvepuuiicans
and not a few Conservatives speaK iavora
bly of its ability and fairness as a political
journal, j . - '
There are no . ureeiyites in iae raiuis oi
the Republican party in this county, and
some hitherto Conservatives avow them
selves as unqualifiedly for Gen. Grant and
Wilson. I hope Northwestern North Caro
lina will send ud a good report in the Au
gust election, for our able and patriotic Gov
ernor, T. a. ualdweii, and tne otner wormy
gentlemen associated with him on the Re
publican ticket. That such will be the case
you may confidently look for." '
A prominent Republican who has
travelled in every county comprising
he First Congressional District, writing
n. m 1 a- 1 1
irom Perquimans - county, juiy otn,
"Evervthine is lovely here, and you can
set down Cobb's majority in the District at
at least 1000 votes. Our friends here are
begining to work for your paper, and you
mav exDectan increase oi your suDscnpuon
from Perquimans county." ;.
A new subscriber writing from Union
county, July 1st, says : .
"We have gained considerably in this
county within the preceding year. I am
almost certain Caldwell will carry the
A working, active Republican, writ
ing from I Alamance county, July 6th,
says : . . l.- . , :; .. -.- '
. " We held our county Convention to-day
It was the largest and most enthusiastic
convention ever, held in this county, there
being about 700 or 80C .people present. The
Republicans of this county are alive and
at work, and if matters ero as they have
commenced. Alamance will be redeemed
in August.- James E. Boyd, Esq., our can
didate - for the House of Representatives,
addressed an audience of about 300, at Com
pany Shoos, on last Saturday mjmt. 1 noso
rjresent were mostly the mechanics and la
borers upon the N. C. Railroad, and from
the enthusiasm mamlested upon tnis occa
sion. and from the manner in which the
speech of Mr. Boyd was received; the Re
publican ticket will receive the unanimous
support of tne woritingmen." .
An old subscriber, renewing his sub
scription, writing from Caldwell -coun-to,
July 4th, says : " ; ' 1
"Our friend. rMr. Candler, and General
.Vance spoke here on 'last Tuesday. Noth
ing , gained by j V ance, canuier oenaveu
himself with dignity. Vance's manners
were not winning even with his own
friends." r '
An occasional correspondent, writ
ing from Marion, N. C, July 5th,
says . . . . .
' "Candler and Vance, candidates for Con
gress, spoke In -this place on yesterday.
The discussion went off quietly. Candler
led off in a speech of one hour, which was a
calm, deliberative argument m iavor oi tne
Kepubucan party. Vance followed in a
speech of "about the same length, and at
tempted to -detract attention , from Mr. Can
dler's massive arguments, by telling anec
dotes, some w winch, were too smutty, lor
any one to tell unless ne Deionged to tne
Vance family. - neap on tne campaign m
the center we are all right in the West."'
An old and trusted ; friend writing
from Bertie county, July 3d, says : .
"We are gaining in this county. We
shall roll hp a large majority for the whole
ticket.", -fi ? .?; -nnt'f
A subscriber- writing from Hertford
county, July 4th, says : : - , : t. ;
"I . think we Republicans have cause to
rejoice. There are several old line Whigs
in Marrellsvilie township that have come
out and say they will never vote another
Democratic ticket. A very prominent man
(conservative) told me the other day that he
thought if the Democrats ever got in power
they would, break up the government again.
I think bid Hertford county will do what
is Tight, ''and put the Republican ticket
through by, a large majority. W have
several . white men in this township who
desire to vote the Republican ticket. Thev
tell me they wouldf vote" with me, but if
tney did, tneir. uemocratio mends would
denounce them and say that they were no
better than a negro and' would 'not visit
them, or help them in any way; So, itkis
fear that keeps a great many men in their
ranks." ; ".a,,,..,, T; . '
A. letter froni Bladen icourity, JuAe
20tb,says: '; .; ' - -
We will roll up a srreater maiorifv'fbrJ
tne itepuDiican ncket than wo did in 18G8.
Many Democrats, have joined. Us ; many
more are "under conviction."
A prominent : Republican.' writiner
from Lenoir county, July 4th, says r1
' ;I promise ' yod s - full vote, and n in
creased majority, j Mr. Stephen Lassiter is
our candidate ior tne iouse. lie adds
strength to : the ticket, and will be elected
by alarge.majority.'f ? ,1 La , ii.S :
: cAn9! i- ui
f;,ri9th?fi Rpublean,. wrkiug, f-rofii j
Falling Creek Township, Lenoir coun
ty, July 5th, says i 1 ! ; !
""I :feel ; confident itt spying that kel lib
publican majority in this township will-bo
greater ill the coming oletion than ever bo-
fore. The Republican majority at tho last - y
election: was about 200." .'. n . i j . 'I
An influential Republican writing
from Hyder county, June OOtK.'sbs' i;
1 have heard . nuito a number of Demo
crats say they would sooner 'vote 'for Clrant
than Greeley. r I do? nottkaiotno&rf single
RepuWicauAThois fcQretley UMwWJi U
Ono m4 masi ncuveand..rcliiUjIe V
irienas;- wTHiiig rrem v arren ronmy ,
" W epct6"iifak Vld'pehlhi In
the ranksnof burtbppenentsMuritjgtliis
A friend tvrlting""from Ijincoln
" You ca.n set old.tilncoln down to go Ro
pnblican. We allare hard 'at work for tho
party.-'The Xd KlAX begin to look. old and
ualy. They know that the last dog will bo
Greeley. Caldwell and G' rant will carry
Lincoln "by a decided majority.' ' ' 4
scriber writipg from CJeavelarid, July
5th, saysu-rj.j.i,,,-) m . ' n. u, t ncc i
I have no hesitation in saving to you that
the Republican , vote, will.be increased in
Cleaveland county, at this election. .Wo
are doing all we cdn : for tlio batty, wo
will put our county ticket on tho 12th, and
we intend to rally under our banner." Wo
are well pleased with tho State 4 ticket, and
with Candler for Congress." ;
A friend writing froni Iredell county,'
July Gth, says : ; a
r " We have strong hopes of carrying this
county ' Wo ar6 leaving -nothing undone"
'A friend writing froni Chatliam July
5th, says : r--.-- j
' " The wind is blowing the right direction,
and will up to August." .
A frieridf writing from Typcll county,
July 8th, 'says: " " ' ' '
" Many prominent Democrats in Tyrrell
hayo operyy proclaimed themselves RoBub
licans, and 1 am assured that tno'counly
will give us 150 majority. Washington will
give 350, if not 40 majority,' and Martin
150." ' ' ' ' - f- l -!!
A friend writing from Gates county,
July 7th, says: ; y .
"Cobb met Carter at every appointment,
and will continue to do so up to the last day.
Our friends at every speaking "place- have
expressed great satisfaction at Cobb's -cess.
Carter instead of gaining has lost hy
tho trip, so far. In the 7 counties .visited
there Js .perfect harmony and, unity h our
ranks. There will not bo a singio Republi
can bolter, pr. scratched- ticket in any of
them The democrats are mneh ftnnoved
at the manifest harmony in ourrankB-w hilo
they are considerably divided. Wo should
hercduld ala speak isontawhero 4m Gates
and Washington we should be glad. '
j'Y--' ".' i
Constitutional " ,Aiiienttin;ntfl.-Tli-
sidious, Democratic .Attempt, to
Abolish tlib ilomesieact.' 14 . " ' .
The Democratic, .party , vqtedagidnst
the present Constitution in. 1SC&, Judge
Merrimon opposed the Constitution
and made speeches against It."1 Tho
Constitutioriwas ratified.' A caso was
'carrifcd to th Suprerno ' Colrrt testing
the constitutionality pf the Ilqniestcad.
The Court decided, the Jlomestoaibto
be .constitutional. , Judge. Merrimon
and the whole bar. .ofth Jcitate- Re
nounced 'this decision as thp 9flspring
of political trickery, .and. uttetfyaun-
founded in law. . .Judge Merrimon was
so mad because ol thisdeciiqnXVi)
endeavored to raise money. Co carxyMic
case to the U. S Supreme ; OJurtT think
ing and hoping that tha1' Khthrt',trdtill
overrule our Supreme tb'uttf anit Wus
deprive the pedpte 1 of the1 State of their
Homestead. ..i3:- idr. I
Two years rolledrrourid. iTho Dem
ocrats secured controlorf'the liclslttve
brancfTof the .government, j The fpies
tioh of calling & Con vehtfon' 'vas 4sul
mitted to the peonlji vth'e'j objcr'of
which was to "cVery Republican
out of office, fill their places with Dem
ocrats, put five Deihbcrats on the Sur
preme Court bench, . known! to oppose
the Homestead, and f thtw abqlieh-.tho
Homestead. This Revolutionary at
tempt failed.i Judge. Merrimon jimd
his cohorts were defeated. i ReMolution
was prevented,'1 and; the -Homestead
saved.-.?' !:; .."i i:, n ,:,-. v
f-Not satisfiedwith two failures' tojlo
away with tho ; Homestead,'; the last
Legislature,, proposed, an !, amendment
to the.Constitution, f which, if ratifip1,
places the whole judicial system ofithe
State under the control of theGcndral
Assembly. The adoption of ths amend
ment will enable the : Democrats, to re
duce the number' of : Supreme Court
Judges from five to three, and place ui
on the, bench men who, are opposed
- - - - m m
to the illomestead. iTherefbre, this
amendment; -1 covertly, underhand ly, .
and secretly, proposes' td 'accomplish
that which the Democratic party, head
ed by' Judge Merrimon, failed tottoih
1863,' arid again' last year, when Con
vention was voted down that is--Ufco
abolition of me Homesteadi'4,1 '
' - it.' I ; - rt ; j j . ) '
' Rally iiitlio'; Townships. '
Organize in eyery township. .jtAjJopt .
some system by, which. every;RepijbU
can will be certain to vote- v We earn
estly request every . Republicstn who
Teads this paragraph, to work, witiic,
WOEKftom ' now ' rintil f the close M
the''pdllsron!tho 'ayqr fcfectloVr; He
united. Put tlo wn ' dissension's4! f h!0y
exists And "get'out our; full strthf'Knd
the da-y is1 ours.' ; Thewhole ' Mtidri ' Is
6oking"ori.' Where "is tjhe itepubhciyi
who loves the peace of his country,
ttha,stands. idle, in this content ?XBe
.,: f J'i !( iir;.
alter tne jrresidenuaieie9ijio,nM pves-
l North Carolina is Jul, rigiit. , I, don't
of a Rebbblican that win' vdto" for
be.giad u Jnx. I'iutups cquid neip us. i i iojo
he can.b;aedar.,Orovo Jn 1'erqu.lmaiis
county on Mi.M.vfni-l W iiiy
mense crowd out anduood can bo done. I f
iQii: :? 'ti v .-? '. n t-, :' ?-i!t rrv