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Official Orran of tho United States.
y There teas in the City one Sosis, infam
onsfor his insolence and rfflany, tcho
thought the perfection of Liberty was
licentiousness of Speech. Plutarch.
THURSDAY, OCT, 24th, 187i.
. . . 9
HATIOHAL REPUBLICAN TICKET.
V"tltCT:t rot PtESIBEIT ARB VICE MtEStDERT.
TOR THE STATIC AT LAEQK
IriAKCtrS ERW1., of Ilancombe.
SAJTCEL F. PHILLIPS, pf Wake.
TOU THE COXQBESSIOXAL DISTRICTS:
1. Edward Ilansom, of Tyrrell,
a. William F. IOftln, of Lenoir.
3. Joseph C Abbott, of New Hanorer.
4. James II. lleaden, of Cnatnam.
3. Henry C. TTalser, of Davidson.
8. FlIllamS.Pynnm, of Xli
V- JmssA C. Ilamtar. of iWi
8. James BX. Justice, of Ilntlierford.
Election Tuesday, November Gth.
History ice peats Itselft
Plutarch, inhis life of Dion, says:
" There was in the. &ty one Sosis, in
famous for his insolence and villainy,
who thought thperfection of liberty
was licentiousness of speech." J
Read trafarticle headed "Grant and
the JGrs of the country," showing
that$ls President is no worse abused
anoSmallgned than the country's first
and purest patriots; not as much in
fact, for Grant has never been assailed
as Washington and Jefferson were
by their political opponents. I-
Mass Meeting at Statesville. :
There will be n Grand Rally and
Mass Meeting of the Republican party
at Statesville, Tuesday the 22nd Octo
Hon. Thomas . Settle, Gen, Rufus
Barringer, Col. Marcus Erwin, and
other distinguished speakers will ad
dress the people.
We hear that the opinion U quite
prevalent all over the State among in
telligent Democrats, that Josiah Tur
ner, Jr., was the author of the destruc
tion of his printing office in this city
last Thursdav nicrht week ; and that al
ii From The Daily Era of Monday.
. I :: The" Era Xtoily. ' ' V
From this date The Eea is issued as
a daily afternoon paper.
Tho Tri-Weekly and Weekly edi
tions will be continued as heretofore,
i The price of the Daily is seven dol
iaji3 a year. . .
Subscribers to the Tri-Weekly can
chjan'ge 'to the Daily, paying the dif
ference in price, and all who desire the
Daily instead of the other are requested
to -wtite at once to that effect.
! Tlje Republican party of North Car
olina has, for nearly two years, been
w'h'out a daily paper at the Capital of
thb jjtate, and now, that one is at last
tendered to the party in obedience to
an! almost universal demand we call
on5 every Republican reader of the State
to 'encourage and sustain it, by patron
izirig at least one of its editions ; while
all whose mail facilities justify it, are
expected to subscribe to the Daily.
Tq gentlemen of the opposition, we
would say that we shall publish a dai-
worth, as a newspaper,
leged outrages on himself and family, price ' asked for it, while in politics its
hitherto reported, never occurred, or if temper and tone shall reflect nodis-
aaU, weietendedly perpetratetUor- creAlt- pon the -people 4f the'grea't;
TtaTcdlyaV his on instanco. .' Statt, of North Carolina.
yye asK at tne nanas oi tne puDiic me
ur.n. Grant never lias been defeat
cd, and he never will be." Horace
"Willie assertins; the right of every
Republican to his un trammeled choice
of a candidate for next President un
til a! nomination Is made, I venture
to suggest that Gen. Grant will be far
better qualified for that momentous
trust In 1SV2 than ho was In 1SGS."
Horace Grkzlkt, speech on 5lh January,
Tickets! Tickets!! Tickets!!!
We are printing and shall send out a
full supply of Grant and Wilson tick
ets for the whole State of North Car
olina. Scarcely a Republican paper in the
State has the electoral ticket correctly
printed, and it will not do to vote a
ticket different from the one at the
hcadf The Era.
Republicans of the different counties
are requested to send in their orders
immediately for tickets, addressed to
SAicEL T. Carrow, Raleigh, N. C.
Traverse the counties.
Canvass the townships.
Work for Grant and Wilson.
Put the speakers lollie tieldT
stractionof The Sen
ner did it himself, or
iel office is that Tur
rocured it to be done.
A man who has be :i known to procure
pretended attempts j have himself shot for
the sake of political) eHect is not above the
destruction of his oi Zee . for the ' same pur--pose,
especially, as t4ere was an insurance
upon it. '
Tho Reason Why.
The New York Herald in a late arti
cle on the political situation tells us
why the people do not allow the Gree
ley ring to be put into their noses.
" The fact appears to be that the coun
try is riot at this time prepared either
for a sudden and violent change or for
an experiment that may lead to a dis
turbance of the present financial situa
tion, and hence has made up its mind
to support General Grant rather than
to turn over the government to Mr.
Greeley and his singularly constituted
band of supporters.? I
patronage The Era shall deserve, and
Afvoice from Home.
editor of The Daily Sentinel,
Te following, from The Hillsboro
Jecqrder, i published at the home of
josian xurner, jr., anu oi mo same po
litical school of that gentleman, maybe
recommended to -the "Democratic"
pres as reasonable reading:
il ' :iIE SENTINEL- OFFICE BLOWN UP !
tVV regret to think that there are men, or
the a; jologists of men, hero in North Caroli
na; s6 very 'mean that the devil himself will
blush to receive them. Indeed we begin to
think; that wo have as mean men in North
Carolina as ever crawled in slime since God
created the. earth. And the most stupen
dous fecoundrel of all the villains that ever
cursea the earth, was the devi incarnate
The Town Elec tions of Connecti--
; : i:. cut. :-h
. We must direct' the attention of The
Haleigh News anil other Greeleyites to
the fact3 in regarc: the Town elections
of Connecticut t 1 ? ; H
In their anxiu3 search for possible
crumbs of comfort the Greeleyites have
tried to cheat thk. readers into the be
lief that the Connecticut town elections
showed large Democratic gains. And
on this point TlfiXew Haven Palladi
um says : , )
Even were this "the-, case, it would be a
matter of the vei v . slightest consequence,
so far as the vote rf next month is concern
ed. But the factslre very different from
what they represen t them to be. Official
returns from the town clerk of 155 towns
show that the Republicans have carried 69,
the Democrats 48, and 37 have elected mixed
tickets, by far he larger portion having a
majority of Republican officers. Corrected
returns give nine towns, which were Dem
ocratic last year, as gained by the Republi
cans, viz: Bethlehem, Cromwell, Ledyard,
Madison, NewtowS North Haven, Sprague,
Plvmauth.' tXS6' "Von. Five towns.
wMcfciasfc yi j , 4publir3r mixed.
are thi3 year Democratic, viz : Andover,
Bethel, Danbury, Naugatuck, and Wilton.
There is not an intelligent Democrat in the
State but knows that his party never was
in a feebler or mor disorganized condition,
and all the bragging in the world will not
persuade them to the contrary.; Orders
were given from the Liberal Committtee to
telesrraph cains, with the hope of influ
encing the elections in the States which
voted on Tuesday, but now that they have
voted it is a waste of perverse ingenuity to
try to keep up the deception.
Thus only can it secure, upon the one
hand, the love of the fpeople, and upon
the other, respect for its authority and
power. Thus only can : the great Re
public accomplish the ends for which
it was founded. Thus only can it "es
tablish justice, insure domestic tran
quility, : promote the general welfare,
and secure the' blessings of liberty"
throughout its extended domain.
Grant and the Fathers of the
- ' Country.
; We have alluded to the malignant
assaults on Washington and his ad
ministration by that, class of calumnia
tors feebly imitated by a later class of
pigmy maligners who assail President
Grant and his administration at the
present day. We will now pass on to the
successors of Washington, , first taking
the case of Mr. Jefferson.
INFAMOUS CHARGE AGAINST JEFFER-
l; ; r' .; 'son. '
During his Presidency, arid during
the canvass and. election which proceed
ed it,- the whole vocabulary of abuse
was exhausted by the federal press, and
the charges were constantly rung upon
Carter's Mountain-Mrs. Walker-Blajgk
Sally the purchase of Louisiana the
salt mountain mastodons ana mam
moths-Infidelity the inviting Thomas
Paine to return home iri a government
vessel the proscription of Federalists
removals from officeingratitude
" And every taint of voice Svhere strong without buckles, considering
' rorruntion - -" " : " ' ' t ; perfluous and anti-republica
(Greeley) at Raleigh, N. C, is greatly who.Jibout 1 o'clock on Wednesday night
amused over the fact that the Republi-
j f 1 1 a a.
can speakers were nor permuiea to
speak at a Republican meeting j at
Greensboro a few days since. He de
scribes the riotous proceedings of the
Greeley mob as each speaker attempted
to speak, and is hardly able to suppress
a hearty guffaw, so exceedingly funny
does this lawless proceeding appear to
him. It is strange that a man who has
such a relish for amusement could not
enjoy the blowing up of his press, j It
is a part and parcel of the same dis
graceful and alarming lawnesses that
promises poorly for reconciliation.
Washington Chronicle. f
of last week put pqwder under The Sentinel
office and blew it up doing great damage
to a new power-press, (that cost 3,000) and
tho type, v t.
Itijfnotour province to charge who did
it. I IWe are open to conviction and can look
Hon., John Pool.
No man of the State has been more
roundly or unjustly abused, and mali
ciously misrepresented than Senator
We are willing to believe that the
great majority of Mr. Pool's political
enemies and traducers have been mis
led to misunderstand his position to
ward the people5 of the State which he
represents, and have misconstrued his
conduct in the Senate of the United
States into hostility to the people of his
State and section.
. We are prepared to show that he has
at all times stood foremost among the
prejudice either personal or political. And
were tre so head-ha&ty as to charge upon a
great and successful party, now in the verti
'go 6j Us success, the authorship of a deed so
pecvXifrrly unprofitable unto themselves, tee
wer&alfii subject for the Asylum.
The New York. World yields the con
test in favor of Grant. From its issue
Let Grant and Wilson be the slogan, j of Friday the 18th inst., we extract the
: following: 1
"The Possibilities of the Can-
Sampson county for Grant and Wil
Wilson county is sure
for Grant and
say that, as things now look, Mr.
" Greeley's chances are better than
" those of General Grant, or even equal
" to Grant's. We have therefore, suita
bly discriminating the meaning. of
at the (diabolism with optics unsmeared by staunch est friends of the State. That he
would have procured lor our people lm
munity from someof the rigors of Recon
strurtion had the. leaders of the opposi
tion among us permitted him to carry
out the programme his intercession for
the State had induced Thad Stevens and
the leaders of the Republican party in
Congress to mark out and agree to.
That he is the pioneer of General Am
nesty in North Carolina is a matter of
reocMMdJiis&rr. tor hes insisted uxion
nesty in foj-a.st um vy conventions
the Republican party held in North
Carolina, and to him more than to any
other living man are the people of this
State indebted for the Amnesty features
in their State I Constitution : and when
some of the more extreme of the Re
in the Constitutional
Convention of 'G8 were proposing, in
Going to Revive the Ku Kliix.
The temper and tone of some of the
Southern Greeley papers has for some
time? hinted at bringing the Ku Kjux
Inhabits our frail blood." " '
t Thomas Green Fessenden, an author
and journalist; of some note, in 1805,
and thereabouts, wrote a Hudibrastic
poem in two good sized duodecimo vol
umes, entitled "Democracy unveiled, or
Tyranny stripped of the garb of patriot
ism." I A writer says :
The work had a large circulation, and
was very' popular in the federal party.
The federal magazines and reviews, and the
universal federal press lauded it to the
skies, and canomized Thomas Green Fes
senden as a federal saint of rare excellence
and potency. In this scurrilous poem, at
once unmusical and slanderous, may be
found, scraped together, the filth and defa
mation which were poured out in that day,
on Jefferson, on Jefferson's friends, arid on
the party to which he belonged. The Dem
ocratic traducers and calumniators of pres
ent times, in manufacturing the detraction
and calumny with which j they asperse
President Grant, are only fit pupils of the
calumniators who endeavored to defame
and disgrace Thomas Jefferson. But they
and their infamous libels are forgotten,
while the name of the man they hated
shines resplendent in the" temple of fame
with a glory that will be eternal. So will it
be with Grant and his envenomed detrac
tors. From the. cgss-pools of deserved and
retributive obscurity We drag again to
light a few specimens of the scurrilous cal
umny which formerly, as now, was cast on
merit by ignoble, envious, and disappointed
FESSENDEN 'S VITUPERATIVE RHYMES.
We make room for the following
brief extract from this " Democracy
' ' Wo siPTar. :ti. 11
make room for the friends and. supporters
of, his Excellency," plain Thomas Jef
JEFFERSON DELEGATED TO HELL.
; In the collection of Political Pam
phlets, in the Library of Congress, Vol.
107, may be founcl the choice paragraph
which follows, and which truly portrays
the animosity felt toward Jefferson by
his enemies: -':
' "Who are the enemies of the country?
Its rulers. What do they deserve? Hell.
Avaunt thou tyrant. If thou canst not be
saved by. preformation, go to Hell as thy
proper" abode. 0, .thou disturber of the
peace; thou destroyer of thousands; what
hast thou done? Ask Bonaparte ask the
Devil. Thy grave 'will not secure thy bones
from burning." . -
JEFFERSON'S PERSON AND DRESS RIDI-
. - . CULED. . )''"
In The New York Evening Post, for
January 7, 1802, is the following per
sonal 5 paragraph; wherein Jefferson's
dress is described in a manner very
different from another description
which will immediately succeed this
"We hear the mammoth cheese has been
received by the President of the United
States, at Washington, from the charge, of
Parson Xeland. It is said the President
stood in his dooT to receive.it, dressed in
his suit of customary black, with shoes on
that close tight round his ankles, laced up
with a neat leather string, and absolutely
them as su
perfluous , and - anti-republican, especially
when a inan has strings."
In the same paper ' for April 20, 1802,
a Washington, correspondent thus dis7
plays his graphic powers:,
f ."Jefferson is dressed in long boots' with
the tops pressed down about the ancles like
a Verginia buck ; overalls of corduroy,
faded by frequent immersjon in soap suds
from yellow to a dull white; a red single
breasted cloth waistcoat, bearing unques
tionable marks that he is in the habit of
feeding without a bib ; a light 'brovn coat,
with dull brass buttons, once gilt; and
both coat and waistcoat seemed to be aged,
at least, five years,-more of less ; his linen
bespeaks that close attention to savings in
his dealings with his washer-woman, which
has been so much insisted upon by Mr.
Bailey; his hair is undressed, and beard
unshaven. . ; - .
. "Such is the figure to whom you are pre
sented as President of the United States."
itJs shown that, by fraud, violence ond
perjury, a minority representation has
gotten temporary control of the Legis
lative branch of the State government;
and this rump concern proposes to
make a United Stales Senator who will
not, in any wise, reflect or represent
the political sentiment of North Caro
lina' . . : . I'""'
Law Governing Presidential Elec
tionRead and Circulate.;
The election for President and Vice
President which occurs on Tuesday,
the Fifth of i November next, Is to bo
held as near as may be in conformity
with the election law of .1872: that is
to say . ... , V ; . . .
Books of Registration must bo imme-'
diately re-opened by the Registrar, and
persons qualified allowed to register,
until the day of election excluding
that day. , , -
. Persons must vote in the Township
where they resided ;f. I
. Tickets must bo.printed on white pa
per and without, device. ' i 1 .
No certificates of registration musfc
be given. -j ( .
Registration not allowed on the day; j
Of election except where a person has
arrived at the age of twenty-one, or for
other good cause. p ;
1 We understand that ; Messrs.' Barrin-
Igeri Mason and Phillips, as Chairmen of
the Executive Committees of the vari
ous parties, in accordance also with the
views of Attorney-General Shipp, have
agreed that the above constitute tho
proper rules for governing the an
proaching Presidential election.
lorn, ot elections," as old Hickory
would say, but The New York World
comeSj square out for the Ku Klux in
callincr for a "Visrilance Committee."
It say, Oct. 13th : " Not only has the
rule of; this philocracy become odious to
li vi.w. Thfl rnnrlnr which vr nlwnvs
" aim to practise does not permit us to me peqpie, out so great is tne inaignation puDlican party i
. jea at me xtisregara oj private rights, ana rnnvpnt?rtn nf
the lawless' usurpation of power, that
Get ready your tickets for Grant and I' bly discriminating the meaning. o
Wilson. j " words, forborne to speak of probabili
" lies in our neauing, irying uj ue irutn
Speak in all
the districts and from-
But two weeks more for work before
" ful and exact by selecting the fitter
" term, "possibilities." It is still possi
" ble that Mr. Greeley may be elected,
" though not probable.11 j
This is a greal deal for T7ie World to
Twenty thousand majority for Grant
and Wilson in North Carolina.
Caldwell saved the State; Grant has
saved the Nation.
Let Grant and Wilson be the ringing
cry from one end of the State to the
law-abiding portions of the
a " Mgilance Committee"
has beqx seriously proposed and discuss-
And this is the reconciliation talked
of. Wje are again threatened with the
horror of the " Invisible Empire," the
terrorslof the "Ku Klux Klan." and the
say. it is ail tnat it can say ana retain indiscriminate murder and outrage of
it3 subscription list. It unequivocally
gives up the game.
the California " Vigilance Committee."
The peace and prosperity of the State
depends upon the election of Grant and
The Presidential Election occurs
on the first Tuesday of November
Let us carry consternation into the
ranks of the opposition by giving North
Carolina to Grant and Wilson by twen
Remember that if Grant and Wilson
are not elected "Vigilance Committees"
and "Invisible Empires" are to re-es
The voting population of North Car
olina in 1870 was, white 139,533 color
ed 78.019: total 217.554. Estimated
now at a total of 225,000, voters in the
A disgusted Greeleyite, sent down
South to watch the movement of "re
conciliation " comes to - the conclusion
that Negro Democrats at the South are
much scarcer than Irish Rerjublicans at
The State for Grant and Wilson now,
insures the Republican party the Leg
islature hereafter, and a majority of
the Congressmen ; to say nothing of the
immediate prospects for a Republican
United States Senator.
f Query: If the voting population
of North Carolina is 225,000,' or only
217,554, as in 1870, and the total vote
polled last summer was only 195,000,
what is to become Of that contested I greatly fear his statue will never be erected
election by the Democratic party?
The Senatorial Struggle, j
There seems to be a contest going on
in the camp of the enemy over the
Senatorial spoils it is supposed the ap
proaching Legislature will have the
privilege and the power of dividing
. ful nmon thf fnithTpss fminrl." !
The struggle hitherto has apparently
been between Vance and Merrimon,
but the gallant Scales appears lately to
be looming up into a respectable oppo
nent, while Clingman is said to be not
altogether out of the race. j.
Some of the friends of Judge Merri
mon are disposed to suspect that there
has been formed against their favorite
a combination of theRansom and Vance
forces, and that every influence will be
brought to bear In behalf of Vance as
against Merrimen. The following from
The Greensboro Slate 13 worth reproduc
ing here: j
The Asheville Citizen has changed hands.
Mr. Atkinson, who is a brcther-in-law of
Dr. Merrimon, retires: Mr. Furman,Vho
is a protege of the Kansom-Vance combina
tion, takes charge. Thus, the only organ
which Dr. Merrimon had in the State is
stifled. Ilansom and Vance put him up to
be beaten, and they rejoiced at his defeat;
and now, because they cannot force him
into an unavailing contest, they buyout the
only paper in tho State which was prepared
to advocate his claims for the Senate.! In
nocence and simplicity of heart, such as are
characteristic of Dr. Merrimon are no match
for the combination of intriguers arrayed
against him. - . 1
General Scales begins to be much talked
of for the Senatorshlp. As Dr. Merrimon
permits himself, with christian forbearance
and resignation, to be decently and quietly
laid upon the shelf, Scales-stock rises, and
he will be ablo to troublo Ransom and
Vance more than any man who has been
named. He has a military ring of his own
to sound his praises and revive his, war
record, which was very creditable. .That
was what Dr. Merrimon needed, but want
ing that, and 'hi-ins dependent for fame
simply upon his degree of doctor of laws,
he falls tack t his original obscurity. We
in the action.
to thus unmask so early
The people of the South,
as well fas those at. the North, now un-
their own language, "to make the
lands too heavy by taxation for the
land owners to carry " it is. well known
that Mr. Pool was urging the party up
lo a proper standard of liberality, equity
and statesmanship, and the result was
that equilibrium in our State Constitu
tion between the property and the poll
His course in regard to the Ku Klux
legislation of Congress has been amply
vindicated by the Ku Klux develop
ments, and the conduct of the Ku Klux
and their friends : and instead of de-
derstaiid the situation fully ; and they nouncing him for his efforts and parti-
will goVern themselves accordingly.
Wh0 Struck Billy Patterson ?
This grave question has long been as
puzzling to the minds of Americans as
the iAuthorship of the Junius letters
has been perplexing to the English
people and the world of letters.
The .assault and battery " in the
case ijofj Billy Patterson is however
cipation in the; Ku Klux legislation of
Congress, the people of North Carolina
will thank Mr. Pool for contributing so
materially to the peace of the State and
the protection of her citizens.
From the speech of Mr. Pool, deliver
ed in the Senate, April 5th, 1871, and
for which he has been more violently
abused than for any - single act of his
life, we make an extract, which ought
to put to shame the supporters of Mr.
Due to his Ilighness's high station,
Our services to daub and gloss over
A philanthropical philosopher. '
The mighty chief of Carter's Mountain, ,
Of democratic power the fountain ;
We would extol, his favor buying
By most profouud and solid lying.
But shall we undertake to hire
Some democratic muse, a liar,
Who would, for pelf, in lays most civil,
Sing hallelujahs to the Devil?
Or seek in dark and dirty alley
A Mr. Jefferson's Miss Sally,
In bur free government no matter
Whether coal black, or swart mulatto?
Though his High mightiness was skittish,
When menae'd by the bullying British,
The Feds are wrong to make a clatter
About the Carter-Mountain matter.
A chief who stands not shilly shally,
But is notorious for a Sally
Might Mars defy, in war's dire tug,
Or Satan to an Indian hag.
Great men can never lack supporters,
Who manufacture their own voters ;
Besides 'tis plain as yonder steeple,
They will beaer to the people ;
And 'tis a decent, clever, comical,
New mode of being economical ;
For when a black is rais'd, it follows
It saves a duty of ten dollars.
The duty on imported African slaves
t r TT If ? . If
eclipsed in the obscurity of the catas
trophe lo T7ie Sentinel office in this city Greeley, for while we find him ahead
last week, and it is a little remarkable
that The Sentinel should have met with
its; rxiishap at a time when it was at
tempting to throw a little light on the
Junius, letters, just as if Stanley should
haveifed a cannibal in his search for
Livingston, or Captain Hall should be
converted intoseal-food.on his explora
tion o the North Pole.
It hastbeen asserted by some reckless
persons ;that the ground flew up and
struck? --the hilarious William; while,
as regards the literary performance al
luded tot it is the settled conviction of
some weal informed and deliberate pee-
of that great Apostle of Amnestv in
Denan oi mat Denencent measure, we
find him, compared with Mr. Greeley's
record on the Ku Klux laws, absolutely
on the side -of liS Ai'ihg" and" unfortu-
nate fellow-citizens." We invite atten
tion to the extract: ; .
"Congress has been indisposed to
beneficent legislation toward the South,
oecause oi tne unsettled and threaten
ing aspect of its affairs. I am not pre
pared to say wnat would be the rem
edial effect of general amnestv. The
disqualifications for office imposed by
the fourteenth amendment have never
seemed tome productive of any good
result. They have been the Dretext for
pld that ! Junius was the author of the an attitude of sullenness toward the
letterslattributed to him. . KX5Sei& ad evenfor resistance to
In giving the impressions of such of lence. I have favored the removal of
our people as have ventured to express tn?se disabilities, upon principles of
opinions! on the
pioi"s oi mis cuy.
THE OLD SEW YORK POST AGAINST
i , ' I JEFFERSON. .
We how exhume some prose speci
mens bf eloquence quite equal to the
poetical garlands of Fessenden. In The
New York' .. Evening Post, for July 20,
1802, vre are informed that
"Mr.; Jefferson came to the government
by moans which have raised thousands be
fore him to power, and" he will , share the
fate of every paVasile of (those whom dem
agogues call) the peopled In 1792 he took
the fatal resolution of opposing to the ad
ministration of the Federal Governmont
the farce of sophistry, calumny, and ! mis
representation ! He has continued the
great file leader of the malcontents, the
siousi. and all who favor revolutionary
libertv.! Mr. Jefferson may fancy himself
secure in the wretthed confidence of popu
larity ; but he is deceived ; that wjll ' vanish
and leave hi:n to repent,- at leisure, of pow
er ill gotten and scandalously abused."
JEFFERSON DENOUNCED AS A LIAR, &C.
On the 2nd of September, -1802, Mr.
William Colman, then Editor of The
The Infamy of the Gerrymander.
When we come to look into the Sen
atorial Districts laid off at the last ses
sion of the Legislature of this State, it
is impossible not to conclude that mem
bers in their partizan zeal have actually
perjured themselves in their utter
disregard and gros3 . violation of the
Constitution of the State, which says :
" Each Senate District shall contain ', as
nearly may be, an equal number of in
habitants." Now we know that the "Democrats"
and Conservatives" have a majority
of the members of the Legislature elect,
bu they represent ' the minority of
voters, for the Republican majority on
the Sfelte ticket wa V two-thousandf
on the Congressional over three; and on
the Legislative vote, the aggregate Re
publican majority for all the Senatorial
districts and counties is more than four
thousand. Let us see: how this thing
was done. '
To the eighteenth Senatorial district,
comprising the county of Wake, having
a population of 35,617 souls, but voting
a Republican majority of five hundred
and fifty, the last Legislature appor
tioned but one Senator.
To the seventeenth Senatorial dis
trict, comprising the county of. John
ston, having a population of 16,897
souls, or 18,720 less than the county of
Wake, but voting a small "Conserva
tive" majority, they have also given
i To the tenth Senatorial district, com
prising the counties of Wayne and Du
plin, embracing a population of only
83,689 souls, and 1,931 less than the
eighteenth Senatorial district with one
Senator, but voting a' small "Conserva
tive" majority, 'they have given two
Senators I j
s Another View : We take six coun
ties, voting in the aggregate four thou
sand Republican majority, and em
bracing a population bf 120,885, and Wer
Plan of Organization Republican
" State- Committee.
The work of organization for J tho
Presidential election should be "pushed
with all despatch possible. Every thing-
depends upon organization. System-f
atic, persistent work, will override a j
great many difficulties. - Wo notice j
with gratification, and as a prelude tor
victory in this State, that the Republi-
cans are moving in many of the coun-;
ties. Various public meetings aroan-j
nounced in The Era and will be kept
standing from day to day. I
It is important that Grant and Wil
son clubs should be organized in every
Township ; at the same time it is equ-
ally important that tho Republican,
party should organize permanently un
der the Plan of Organization as laid.
down by the Republican State Conven
tion in April last, which is as follows :
Resolved, That hereafter the organization
of the Republican party of Korth Carolina
shall be as follows : - - -j
1. A State Executive Committee of eleven
members, to be appointed by the President '
of the State Convention ; and tlje President
of the Convention shall be ex officio one" ot
the members of such Committee.
2. A Congressional District Committee'
for each District, to be composed of one.
member from each county. o be appoint!
by the Congressional District Convention-
3. A County Executive Committee to be
composed of one member fromQach towri- .
ship, to be appointed by tbo County Con-4
vention. j : r ',
4. A Committee of livofor each township;
to be appointed by the people, .
Resolved, That the present orgAnizationi
shall continuo to exist '.Until the new on
shall bo effected. ' u 1
Resolved, That the representation In the
County Conventions shall be in accorduntv
with the plan of organization of tho partM
The State Executive Committee is aa
I. Ed win West, of Craven. i
T. B. Keogh, of Guilford.
N. W. Lillington, of Davie.
G. L. Mabson, of New Hanover.
R. W. Logan, of Rutherford.
S. T. Carrow, of Beaufort. ' '
J. II. Williamson, of Franklin
J.W. Hood, of Mecklenburg.,
J. II. Harris, of Wake, . , '. "
R. B. Ellis, of Wake.. ,': V '
S. F. Phillips, of Wake, ex officio.
a. complete list oi tno iJistrict-L
County, and Township Committees, ap
pointed under tho Plan of Organization
quoted above, with post office address,,
should be forwarded to . Hon S. F.
Phillips, Chairman of the State- Com
mittee, or to Mr. J. C. L. Harris, Sec -
recent "trun nowder PUUilu P"ey, mat mere mignt De no ew x one evening jtosi, tnus expressed j
that vip-nroiiti nnV J, A " u"""""00 S.r nimsen in nis euuonai columns: :
, mat Mgorous sprig Government on th nart of a nv of its : - : - :
mt i I ... tr i . tto Truk. . l. r, .r I
une wuminaion citizens. ThPir off?H tn hut o raw v "--c y" ..tu,lvll'lcu, iU
four Senators. But to seven other
counties, voting a " Conservative" ma
jority of eight hundred, and embracing
a population of 116,337, or 4,548 less than
the six Republican counties to which
were allotted four Sena,torstJhey, have
given SEVEN Senators!
Again : For illustration take Wake
and New Hanover counties with their
aggregate population of 63,595 and Re
publican majority of ' two thousand, and
they are given two Senators; just the
same as allotted to Simpson and Rock
ingham with their total population of
only 32,144, but polling a "Conservative"
majority, in the aggregate, of some two
hundred arid fifty. t . : ' :
j And Again : Wayne and Duplin,
Johnston and Sampson, embracing in
the aggregage, a population Of 67,022,
but voting Conservative majorities, in
all, of some five hundred, are allowed
our Senators ; but Wake and New
finrl fr all T-oeo n t ! no nnrl Tiia
immense population, are given only ftar -This informaUoa to itet r!
fr a.,, ' t., v for permanent organizatUjuw The Chairf !
man of .'each CQSHmrttee--DistrictL
County, and Township should attend
to this matter immediately. . Theatten
tion ' of our brethren of Republican
Press is directed to the matter. Speedy
ings in every Township! Arouso thi
people ! j Get out a full vote, and Grani
will carry the old North State by ten
thousand ! . , :
From the Surry Visitor. ' r
j The Presidency. "'"
We insist on every. Republican wh
feels an interest in the election of Geri
Grant, to the Presidency, to exert theni-
. 1 J- A. A-t At . '
selves ironi xxjia ume until me eiectioti
in stimulating the lukewarm, if thero
be such, in Republican ranks. It i
important that Grant should be re
elected. Under his administration peace
and order , has been established In thJe
of a youth, who edits
Star, savs we were 'simpl v damnable." thousands. Let them be removed. . da7 of crimes the most degrading a mean
whatever that may consist of. V But, sir, we must not forget that caiwriniator of men whose worth he knew,
t? " " ' other class of American citizens who and whose services he has seen ! A fawning
As nmisery loves company " and as are under far greater disability in the hypocrite who could pretend affection while
tne "oamnaDie" "simply " or otner- exercise 01 tneir rights in tne southern he basely traduced: a liar who could pro-
Wisemust be miserable, we venture to SLLUlH?: Aueuisaouines imposeu Dy me claim his resPcct for characters which to
transfer to these columns the following fV.T P? Ju"S his intimates he discribed as contemptible."
country. - The finances are being re
stored to a healthy condition, and every
Mannvw nnniilotmn fl I 311 otq Anltr - . . 1
crixran firn RonntArs . hponnsfl fhpxr vnfo I mi '
en two Senators, because they
heavy Republican majorities.
j It will be seen from the above, that
the practice of the last Legislature was
to disregard the principle of equalizing
population, as contained in the Consti-
in the capitol at Raleigh.
of the supporters of the Government
should be removed also. The nation
should treat all classes with perfect
fairness and justice and compel all to
obey its laws and to respect the rights
of their fellow-citizens. . . . : ,
Let its policy be even-handed justice
in wmerring me amplest ngnta auu
liberties upon - all. and strong-handed
Raleigh i Sentinel, that the impression most protection of all in the free exercise and
prevaleiitdqwn thore in reference to the de- j enjoyment of those right3 and liberties.
paragraph from TJie Washington Chron
icle, atfthe risk of further virtuous in
dignation from the sprig alluded to:
We h&ye heard from some reliable people
of North Carolina, and at least one distin
guished' gentleman 6f the same political
faith as! Mr. Josiah Turner, editor of The
The same paper for June 22, 1802,
says:. i '. ' .'v; '
"This Jefferson is the man who is eter
nallyj canting and whining about execu
tive influence. Take it away, he exclaims,
take it away and i his ministers say , it .is
taken away while every law is repealed,
and all existing offices abolished to get at
the federal officers and sacrifice them to
Then why make a change in tho ad
ministration? If Grant has done Well .
under the embarrassing circumstance l
by which he has been . surrounded du- -l. ;
ing the present administration is it not
reasonable to suppose that ho will do i
well for another . term, under more ' "
tution, but that body went deliberately favorable circumstances? Will it not be.
to work to smother large majorities wise to let "wen enough" alone, and . r
in strong Renublicarfcounties and bv notA.try a doubtful experiment .. by
m stf n1PuDllcan.TOuntlan putting an , untried man. inhisplace
fraud. and violence, give undue weight We hope all Republicans who feel that , "
and power to the majorities in the it is important for the country's good 1
weak-"Conservative couhties of the that Grant should be re-elected, will
atata . bestir themselves in using all rightfiil !
h a u I. v i efforts in procuring a full vote for hini "t '
j Such conduct cannot be too severely on.thooth of November. V I ..... I
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