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The JSTorth Carolina Republican Wm. V. TURNER, Political Editor FRIDAY, NOVKM bKJt 12th. 180. SPECIAL NOTICE. I have the pleasure of announcing to the Irienda and readers of The Republican that I have associated with me, as political Editor, W. V. Tubneh, who will inform oar friends weekly of passing political events. Business of importance will make it necessary for me to be absent from the city a greater portion of my time, and daring such absence Hon. Stewart Ellison will have supervision of the business depart ment. Respectfully, Jas. II. Harris. "TO THE VICTORS BELONG THE SPOILS." race by the appointment or some of th.u representative men to poirionn worthy of their culture, intellectual attainments, a: d moral character. We have no friends to reward, n: r t;h. mies to puuisb, but demand that justice shall be done our race, though the beavrns fall! RESULT OF TOE CANVASS. Now the question as to which of the two great parties in thin country is to control the affairs of the Nation for the next four years has been decided in favor of the Re publican party, by the electiou of Mr. Garfield to the Presidency, aud the choos ing of a Congress in harmony with his administration, the questions naturally sug gest themselves to the minds of the think ing negroes of the country : Are we to be recognized in the distribution of the im mense patronage of the government in pro portion to our voting strength, and our unswerving devotion to the party repre sented by the incoming administration 1 or, are we to be .used in the future as in the past, for the promotion of the interests of white men alone T These questions strike the North Carolina negro with peculiar force, more especially here in Raleigh. Here the government has erected and elegantly furnished a splendid structure in which to transact the public business. In it, if we except the office of Internal Revenue, we fail to find a single negro employed by the government in any capacity other than that of menials. Why is it that Gov. Holden has no colored clerks nnder hira in the post office f It cannot be said that there are none compe tent in this city to fill such positions. Is it because a colored clerk in tbepost office would be more distasteful to the white citizens of Raleigh than they are to white citizens of other cities where colored men are employed ? or, is it because Gov. Holden is inclined to pander to a perverted taste of caste entertained by the white citizens of Raleigh! The Governor professes to be a member of the Republican party a party that knows no man by the color of his skin, but recognizes every man according to his merits and capacity a party whose great head, President elect Garfield said, in speaking of the negro 11 No traitor to his country, during the dark days of the rebel lion, was ever found wearing a black skin " a party whose shibboleth in all its battles has been freedom and equality !" Equal and exact justice to all without regard to race, color or previous condition !" We submit the question, is the Governor, by the exclusion of colored men from his department, carrying out the grand cardi nal principles of the party to which he be longs f We think not, and it is our inten tion, by duly accredited representatives of our race, to lay this particular grievance before Mr. Qarfield's administration, at Washington, after the 1th of March next. W. L. Marcy said, that "to the victors belong the spoils " and Calhoun, in speak ing of the Democratic party, said that it was held together by the " cohesive power of public plunder.'' The negroes, in unbroken ranks, have marched with the Republican party in all its battles for power and victory in this country, but it cannot be said of them that they were held together by the spoils of office; or, in the words quoted from Calhoun, " the cohesive power of public plunder.'' The negro has been true to the Republi can party because its principles are just, and they ndw demand that only those white men shall hold positions under the incoming Republican administration who will carry out the principles of the party by the full and just recognition of their The canvass in this State ha not rebuk ed as we had hoped and expected. All things considered, however, the Republi cans of North Carolina have done well; but, nnder proper.management, they uoo'd have done better. The mistake, in nor opinion, tha l-f the State to the Republicans, and saved the Democracy from a humiliating defeat, wh with ;the managers of the canvass, in an almost entire failure to recognize the im portance of au energetic and thorough can vass of the Eastern couuties by colon d men. There are colon d men in this Sty re of first rate ability in every respect, a'id had the Republican State, Comn.itee,ea)-, pioyea a nan aozen or more or mem as canvassers in the heavy colored counties of the East, the result would have been dif ferent from what it is, and instead of re joicing over a partial victory in the election of Garfield and Arthur by the votes of other Stajes, tbe Republicans of North Carolina would have been singing loud hosaunas of thankfulness and joy over the redemption of their State from Democratic misrule. We are justified in the position we take by the result in the Wtst. There the en tire energies of the Committee were put forth : the whites of that stction revolted from the ranks of the Democratic party by thousands : the voice ot Hon. Jay. H. Harris rung out like the blast from a bugle in the mountains of the West rallying the colored voters of that section an they had never been rallied before, and behold the result ! Sweeping Republican gains in nearly all of the counties of the Wes, tae stronehold of Democracy. How is it in the East, where the great bulk of the Republi can vote lies T Ignored by the Commit tee; left open to inducements from local democratic politicians ; disheartened by neglect, the colored voters were easily led to a condition of indifference as to result?, and in that section where the Republicans should have polled overwhelming majorities aod made large gains, some of the heavy counties have been carried by the Demo crats, and in nearly all of them there are reportf d Democratic gams ! Will the managers of the Republican party in this State profit in lhe future by the lesson taught them by the result of the election just past, or will they continue to take it for granted that there is no necessi ty to encourage the 90 000 colored voters of the State, hoping to carry the State for the Republican party by the votes of dis affected Democrats J We shall see. And from oar posirion, as a journalist, it is cur purpose, from time to time, to point out any mistreatment of the negro, let such mistreatment come from the hands of so called Republican friends, or open Demo cratic foes. THE GREAT TRUST RENEWED. GAB FIELD AND ARTHUR THE CHOICE OF THE PEOPLE OF THE UNITED STATES. Once more the country speaks in tones of thunder, as it spoke iu 1872. Every Northern State, except New Jersey, has declared itself for Garfield and Arthur, giving them 222 of the 369 votes of the Electoral College, aud au overwhelming majority of the popular vote. Hancock receives but 147 Electoral votes. News from everywhere shows a heavy gain dver the vote of 1876. The magnitude of the victory in New York State sur passes all expectations. Maine redeems herself with a Republican majority of 5,000 Con necticut gives Gaifield 4 200 majority. Massachusetts gives more than 50,000 Re. publican majority. Pennsylvania rolls up her 45,000 for Garfield. Ohio 'increases to 40,000. Indiana fulfills the promise of her October election by giving a Republican majority of 7,000. News of increased Re publican majorities comes from the West Even in Kentucky there have been large gams. Nevada has spoken for Garfield. The next House of Representatives will have a majority of Republicans, as already the following have been elected: Whole number 293; Republicans, 158; Democrats, 130; Green backers, 5. We are happy to see the change, and be lieve the good days of yore are coming back again. The next Senate ot the United States will be one Republican majority. So the Nation is redeemed, and the principles for which Lee, Jackson and others died" shall never triumph upon America's soil. APPEAL TO COLORED VOTERS. Now ihot tiie eirouon ha pifed, nd the tim for oUt reflation upon our fu ture statu in this country in our opinion is at band, we submit the following App. al to the Colored Vott-rs" from Humor , a colored weekly published In New York City by George Patker, E-q. We trust that our readers will carefully peruse, thorrughly digest and ntieetively consider this very excellent article: We appeal to the colored voters to re member that we are Ame:ioan cilize . .ind, at the same time, but a bujall por ion of the vast multitude that goes to ni4;e ud tne population of these United Stales. We beg tneui to remember that the rancor and biU t rues, !ioru of slavery and cast, has hardly had reafouable time to buiy itself and its hydra head out of wight, as does the ostiieh at the sight of the enemy. We beg them to remember that ice, the colored people of this great c, untry, cau gain noth ing py ee king to keep alive the embers of the past, aud that if we cannot iorgive all the nideous niiVmares of the slavery days, can we riot at hast affect,, for policy's sake, a seeming fmgetfiftnesa of the same. We must not loose sight of the fact that we cannot much loLger expect to be the wedge tht wilt keep apart the Solid South aud Solid North. The Southerner, hough he be mulish aud obstinate, n-ckless and des perate, is no fool. Many of the prominent leaders in the Southern States see the folly aud uselessuess of seeking to regaiu their losses at the hands of the Nor thern people. They begin to realize that the past is irrevo cable, and cannot and must not be avenged. When this idea becomes thoroughly im pressed on the Southern mind, nothing will or can keep apart the people who are all of one blood, one race, one kin, and at the near prospect of this achievement it is well to co'nsider where we will be found at that time, and whether, (we having sought to fan these embers of discord and distraction into lite), will not he crushed by the in difference or positive disgust of the re-uni ted Caucasian family of Americans. At yie outbreak of the war, the cry was, 4 this is a white man's government, and ii lustrated later by Geu. Hancock's remark able utterance, We are opposed to nigger domination.' Lat us remember that it was this idea, this cry that made the Hayes policy a fact. Tnat it was this idea that actuated the government and the party in Congress whtn they surrendered Slate after Srate in the Sjuth, and permitted the red-shirted Democracy, marshalled by the present Senators from South Carolina to ride into po et rough shod, without regard to right or wrong, ami a total lack of pria ciple or respect for the expressed will o the people. If the Northern people could make such a sui render to the South at a time when that element was bitter and un compromising ever, what may be expec ted, when these wounds are healed, these grievances are settled, aud these differences swept away. It is therefore necessary and urgent that we should look beyond this, the present time, and prepare for a change in senti ment, of a new tone of thought, and to meet this the sectional issues will go away, and our complaints with them. And we must not grieve fur or seek to revive them, if we desire to affiliate ourselves with this onward movement. This period must come, and come shortly, for the exigencies of this great country will permit of no such divi sion of business and social interests as prevail at present. It may be harsh and bitter for us to swallow and forget the bit terness of soul we have experienced in the house of bondage but we can console ourselves with the fact, that, as American citizens, we are indissolably bound to and involved in all the great interests and pro jects of this country, that her glory is our glory, aud her triumphs, ours also. For a moment we would revert to the charges of veuiality, so flippantly ban died about, concerning us. We do not believe that black men are more corrupt than the whites, we do not believe that they are more trustworthy than the whites ; but we do know we are human, and humanity is weaJc, and at all times liable to err. We therefore caution our people not to be led astray by spurious arguments or monetary considerations of a contemptibly small order. It is at any time a serious mistake ior a citizen to sell his birthright, and it is doubly so for our people, who have so much at stake. Let it not be said of us, as the opposition has of entire States, that they rale at so much per head. This is not in confor mity with our system of government, and is a grave evil that must be soon met. Aaiu we emphasize our appeal for mod erauon aud toleration. For broad and sincere regard for the nation's welfare, wheieiu we are all concerned, we beg ot you to leave the past and its gloomy thoughts, for its horrors have disappeared in a gorgeous sunset. Let us turn about siid gieet the rising sun. 4 m m Desiring to give the readers of The Republican the latest and most reliable returns trom the election last week, and what we received during the week being far from indicative of results, we deferred pub lication nntil it was too late to supply our patrons with anything definite and conclu sive of the result in this State election week, we therefore concluded not to issue uutil our regular day this week, when we could give our readers all the news relative to the great election of 1880. How well we have accomplished the task we leave cur readers to judge. ECTION. B-low we give the vote for President and Govfrn. r in ISId; for 1SSO sls bav lweii received : -t; h r turns COUNTIES. i Alamance, .... Alexander, Alleghany, . . . . Anaun, KufiJixdy Beaufort, . Bertie, ........ Bladen, Brunswick, Buncombe, Borke Cabarrus, Caldwell, ....... Camden, Carteret, Caswell, Catawba, . Chatham, Cherokee and Graham, Chowan, . . . ....... Clay, Cleveland, Columbus, (yT&VCHj Cumberland, Currituck, Dare Davidson, Davie, Duplin, Edgecombe, Forsyt.li Franklin, Gaston, . . Gates, Granville, Greene, Guilford, . . Halifax, Harnett, Haywood, Henderson, Hertford, . Hyde, Iredell, Jackson, Johnson, Jones, , Lenoir, IjlQColD v Macon Madison, Martin, , McDowell, Mecklenburg, Mitchell, Montgomery, Moore, Nash, New Hanover, Northampton, Onslow, Orange, Pamlico, Pasquotank, Pender, Perquimans, Perwon, Pitt, Randolph, Kichmond, Robeson, Rockingham, Rowan, Rutherford, Sampson, M Stanly, Stokes Surry, Swain Transylvania, Tyrrell, Union, Wake Warren, Washington, Watauga, Wayne, Wilkes, Wilson, Yadkin, Yancey, Pre-Uent. 176. a H 32 Pru!ent( i.hho 314 1,317; B'2'2 1,545 l,Co5 1,3X 1.044 -'7 710 l,63i 44 l,87u 532 806 184 4KJ 770 'J. 721 2,123 3'J8 237 1,173 702 1,253! 3,41j 1.521); 1,120! 845 511 2,0J4 1,067 1,968 3,226 736 427 755 1,081 656 1,242 261 1,68 801 1.506 1.391 846 527 1.5U1 1,77 1.723 1,126 1,397 IJOtr 1,215 1,641 1,1?3 683 1.150 1.4H3 1,874 2,141 6f0 629 315 1,76. 1,431 1,28. 2.23ft 3 it 1,24; 17V mj. 450 I a (lufrmo'. 17V ; 18. X c c 1,463 ' 1 C12 624 305 1,782 1 .036 2 ll5 1,652 I AM 1,873 1,250 2,047 896 2,334 1,683 1,070 l.Olo 7X4 1,021 2.407 652 2.174 1.22f 3,46 2,0:2 nasi 3,178 943 2,233 1,883, 1.736 2,015' 1,726 . . . , 2,(32: 2 822 j 8mj; so J i "" ll'. l.llv 1.277 1.4 47 3.V Ni- 37? 7'.2 154 511 17.' 612 1 37! 1,5-5, 1,632 .! 1,'H..... . 1551 !,' 1,743 1,717 l.t .' 1,1 2i maj 45 1,3, 1 lto !.. M 702 , 1 J'-5' .2 I l,l'.-: M6 1,""4 9JI, 1. .-'. 1 o57 1 465 1,17;- 4 It' 17 1 553; 67- ....... 73 l,Ui 1,62- 1.46'.- 1,70 V 1 4H 4v I.M.' 6li 1,867 1 9 2 2,i;: 1.8-7 2,159 557 ;;.! 6 4 74 h MU; ; 180, :',!'.'! 185 3'.6 5j6' 1.755! 55 4 l,9l 7t.71 1,43."! 922 1.577 2,8;7! 1,28 2.M6 1,122 2,132, 2 17:. ' 31 I '.:. ' 24 ( ' 3 l,83.ij 1 714 1,8.-7 1.745 7f 1 .4)1 1 I ' 1.244 2. It 4j 1.214 1 '.3 3 849! 1,651 j :M7o 1.7Z3 1,54(1 1,454 1,79; 1,765 i,9i. l. :. l,9y' 2,034 814 1, 235 lunj 3 49-.I 9l.j 2.411 2,134; 3,l42j 2,831 1,073 85.M K5o, 863 1.977 2,264; 1 248, 2,251 3,208 1.6M 2.426; 1,77' 749 l,o5"l 721! 995 43! ;;. 4 10; 95U 7 7 i 71oj 843! '-lt. Total, I l.Wd 1,008 ... ! 6677, 9j j j 1 239 ! 2,35il! 1,603, 2,346 I 288! !28l j ...... ..J l.7:.i 2,o5 1.7o7! 2,0.;:; 59, ! K02I 599! 9. 1,247 ! l,41Mi 1.217J 1,370 1.08H 637 1.130 1,11;;, j 282 770 295 747 . 81'2 895 H12 5r 1, ! 937 1,150 1.33-1 . 1,149 1,316 1.2W, 1,36,4 543 963. 542 9.50 555 771 2,649 3,417 .. j 2,5.v 3,428 :. 558 747 87 514 ! 73;', 559 03 497 751 648 759 63 4 89- 6,95 1,203 1,365 I '.Ml' 1,317 1,397 1.452 1,842 1,716 1 ,352 1 68.; 1.3;7 1,556 2,991 1,634 2,20') 1,439 2.9- 1.622 2 319J 1,359 2.191 1,424 2.176. 1,422 2,041 1,215 550 1,35 7 547 1.308 530 1,035 1.668 2,428 1,1)02 2 537 1,675 2,4lo 1,01 4 2, 25 513 745 ;,n; 742 1,224 849 1 22- 847 1.252 1,172 1,252' 1,166 1,216 W& 1,020! 832 1,016! 824 989 1,211 99lj 1,191 1,895 2,136 l,hl)4i 2,125 -1 342;, 40j , 3H' H;, .i-.. 1,570 1,775 l -,;;; l,r,9.. i,H; 1 V7 1,456 1,350 1,4,; 1,31:5 l(:itO 1,739 2,117 1,755 2,09; j 1.498 2,155 1.5Jl! 2 100 J,(Y 2,361 1,226 2,189 1,250 2,161 1,359 1,979 1,110 1,278 -1.113 1,231 1,21m! l,2ol 1,667 2,100 i,(;6:i. 2,071 1 427 9a7 472 ).4 6or. 873 980 1,222 .. 1 1,129 96; 1.181 1,012 1452 l,n!:' 1,28. U57 1,370 42 410 56, 37o 236 459 259 437 256 549 251 1 546 724 1,556 824 1,616 735 l,.-.f,l 1 41 4,441 4,315 4,622 4,359 ' 4,467 4.19.' 4,611 4,280 2.499 1,320 2,465 1,315; 2.690 1,354 .. . 1,005 692 1,005 ;76 95o ',21 282 712 301 1 67; 552 672 2,188 2,284 2.205; 2,2 1 8 1,505 1,384 1,199, 1JH4 1,543 !,lo 1,162 1,771 1,159! 1,77 1,086 ' 905 maj. 225 1.1 1::! 8J9 rui. 225 335 746 349' 74'! .J 108,4191 125,427 1 110 0o' 123. 1981 1 ELECTORS AND CONGRESSMEN. The electoral college consists of 369 members, and the smallest number by which a candidate's election to the Presi dency can be secured is 185, or a majority of the whole number. Each State is entit led to as many electors as it had Senators and Representatives in Congress, and therefore the number of each State's elec tors exceeds the number of its Represents tives in the Hoase by two. We give the following table, showing how the two candidates for the Presidency have divided the electoral college, and the vote of each State . Garfield, Votes. Hancock. Votes. California 6 Alabama 10 Colorado 3 Arkansas (J Connecticut Illinois Indiana Iowa Kansas Maine Massachusetts . . Michigan Minnesota 6 Delaware 3 21 Florida 4 15 Georgia 11 11 Kentucky 12 5 Louisiana $ 7 Maryland 8 13 Mississippi 8 11 Missouri 15 5 New Jersey 9 Nebraska 3 North Carolina... 10 Nevada 3 South Carolina ... 7 New Hampshire 5 Tennessee 12 New York 35 Texas 8 Ohio 22 Virginia 11 Oregon 3 West Virginia ... 5 Pennsylvania... 29 Rhode Island. . . 4 Vermont 5 Wisconsin 10 Total 147 Total, 222 There are States in the above fable, car ried by Garfield and Arthur, which no one ever thought would be carried. To all 6aid and done by the hungry Democracy, the people have answered, and places that statesman in the Presidential chair of the United Stated, James A. Garfield. We announce with plentuie the flection of Mr. Alexander Hicks. Jr., to the Iloutse of Representative from Washington coun ty. It is truly gratify iur to u.i to Kt.Vn that Mr. Hicks received the !nre.t mjori. ty ever polled bysinv rvindidHie in hia county for a political tfli j . Toe ninjontieB in Washington county, at thu late election, are as follows : G wlieM .ISO, Htixtou .'WO, Jackson 284, Paul 4JSf. and Hi-!:n DO. It will be teeu that Mr. Hicks leads Garfield 9 votes, and ran.s ahead of Buxton 59 votes. The strangest part of the ntory is, Mr. Hicks is a young colored gn?lma:i, not more than twenty live years of age, of rare natural endowment, and li ie educa tional attainment. He id a straight out Republican, and m mb'rof the ''publican State Committee. What do some of onr color-hne white? Republicans in thin cmh ty theno that couhl not swallow Mr. Klliaon ihink of this! m All honor to the nob'e aud true white? Republicans of Washington ccunty; well worthy are they of the name they bear. They are Republic ins in deeds, uot iu empty professions ! A Negho Elected to Conuiikss from ARKANSAS Memphh, Sor. 8. The latei-r, returns ivdicate tne f-hciiou of Johnson (colored), Republican, to Congiehs in tbo first Arkansas district by 1,000 over Poin dexter Dunn, Democrat. Johnsou is a barber, residing iu Augusta, Arkansas. His candidacy was announced but ouo week prior to the election. Patrick, lamenting jis late better half, said : ' Ocb, she was a jwel of a wile. She always tuk to me with the soft eud of the mop.''