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o State Chronicle SUKSCUIBE! l,i is!at ure AVill Soon Convene. Three times as many Sn (st ribers as it had three f.irs aso, and still booming. Support your Party Organ a i il GIVE US 10,000. HE EDITOR'S DESK. VKNTSOV TOl'li'S TIUT ARE IN i'KKKSTIX TIIE PLOl'LL. Clironiele Ksprcs-es lis Oiiinion on !':i---ii- Public Event and fiu stions ,,: lei rest ui iSetore the People. '. r wv i. N 1'0 "Governor" Fowle, and ..- : g:ng to make a good oue. Win- :! Sentinel. - -. -.I.AKtNT, OF THE kact that Mr. Augus . Leazar has bc-eu spoken of for Speaker, . Charlotte Democrat says: lie is able and well qualified for the po ii! and we hope he will make personal v : t: ns iu thematttr. We do not believe . i.VMnTOl'S DF-Sf ETUDE. The Henderson Gold Leaf is seven years i Tt is a live local newspaper and has -rked earnestly for tho upbuilding of .aiersim and ail its interests. The aoNiCLE has a warm place in its heart r Mr. Toad. R. Manning, editor of the o Leaf, and it congratulates him upon .? happy completion of the seventh year. :;y he live to number seventy times Vt'Il ' Dvuing a visit to the Register's office recently we learned that the number of lens upon crops under which the farmers worked this year was very considerably loss than the number last year, while the number of real estate mortgages was great ly increased. This looks like credit is g-'itiug poorer and instead of a mortgage i:p'i-i the growing crop to get supplies, the farm- r mortgages his laud and home. Greenville ReflectO". Mil. LEAZAR FOR SPEAKER. Salisbury Watchman. Augustus Leazar, Esq., of Iredell, will K- urged by his friends as Speaker of the Hoase iu the next General Assembly of the State. Mr. leazar is in all points worthy of the place, and we shall be p. eased if he yets it. There may be others L". a ally as meritorious with equal qualifi ..: ions. The people c-are mainly for the -1 1 h fill performance of the public busi v .'-s. and not very much by whom it is per : 'vmed. There is much talk o "educational ; tlincation" for voters. There are two ."us to this question? Can the State con--ictitly punish ignorance? Can it raise ehiid iu ignorance and rob him of the t:: t; Would it n t be wiser toopen the i rs of the school house than to close the .I'.-'t box. Shall it curse them with inea-u-ity in youth and stamp them wiai the . 'r.-e of inferiority in manhood? Would :uply an "educational qualification" ve to us honest voters; it tne oh..oc is i!H!iiiu who is more to blame for it v intelligent, shrewd and unprineiple . itiiMf.'V.or, or the poor ignorant voter w a :a tie i-riL cs: m,ou;u we not tmieat or reserve the iuregritv of the great mid- class, which is and has been Through the aires, the conservator of civil liber- Would it not be better to make every ri white or colored, rich or poor, high v, who, by his vote helps to shape the eminent, help scpp in it?--Prcgres . Farmer. CARTER FOR SPEAKER. From Durham Recorder. The Recorder would like to see Hon Melvia E. Carter, of Asheville, elected S:,--aker of the next House of Representa- t ::, Hi is one of the ablest lawyers in tat Sta laror. as well as an experienced leg; The people of Durham owe a debt i;iu1 for the manlv fight he made when the bill to establish the new county ': Durham was before the Legislature He was among the ablest advocates of that '.ill. He is known for his great ability from the mountains to the sea-coast. The f ), inr r.its nannot find a better marl for Speaker. Cuttus milling pays. About five years a . the Wilson Cotton Mills was built and a 20,000 debt incurred. The debt ha; b ;en paid., and now a dividend of b per ee-nt has been declared, says the Advance. S ) far as we have knowledge every cotton mill iu the State is paying handsomely and some mill owners have made fortunes, The day must come, if the South is to be hen the bulk of our cotton i - crop will be manufactured where it is pro- iuee- i. Wise capitalists see this and build mills. Conservative capitalists the "Old F )-ies" are improperly called, continue to 1 their money at a high rate of interes an ! to add dollar to dollar by what is known as "the grinding act." They would have a better claim to being good citizens if they would invest some of their money n manufacturing and give employment to ,,u.,.r,i And thev would also the New South ; ..r.;d onr! m!jniifrLf!t.urine crejxt u eoiLi mei vici i""- v The Chronicle believes in Charlotte and t." of its people. To iu ills gn "'- e," ador.t thfi forcible language of the Dur ham Plant when it speaks of Durham,and, applying it to Charlotte, we may say of it: "It has not only 'git up and git' in it, but it is 'gittin up and gittin.' " No city m ! he State can show such enterprise for 1888 as has marked the history of Charlotte this year. As au appropriate and complete rounding up of its year's glorious record it now proposes to hold, in November, 1SS0, an Exposition, and to invite South Carolina to join with it and have the Ex position of the Carolinas. This is a great scheme. It will require immense work to accomplish it, but Charlotte has the brain, the money, and the "git up and git" nec essary and it will do-and do well-whatever it undertakes. The State Chronicle cordially endorses the plan of its enterpris ing sister town and we will be glad to lend all the assistance in our power towards making it a great Exposition, creditable to the entire Commonwealth. T: VOL. XVIII. AHOl'TTIIE SPEAKERSHIP. Frorn Asheville Citizen. Mr. A. Leazar, of Iredell, is prominent named as a candidate for the Spe iker- ship of the House. lie has excellent qualifications for the position by familiar ity with parliamentary law and practice acquired by the experience of several ses sions. But in these he does not surpass our own Melvin Carter, who mav and ought to also be put in nomination, Mr. Carter's experience being as full as that of Mr. Leazar. As a legislator Mr. Carter not surpassed in ability, activity and usefulness. We say this much in justice to him without purpose to antagonize these gentlemen; for we will not permit ourselves, so far from the seat of action, to engage in or foment controversies be tween respected gentlemen of our own party. The highest comtlimes hat has been in many days paid to a North Carolinian s beeu paid to Mr. J. W . Rumple, of Salisbury. Two weeks ago Harper's Week ly published on its first page, a poem from Mr. Rumple's pea entitled "Gunner Sec tion One."' To have a ioera appear in the most conspicuous place in the leading illus trated weekly of America, with its one hundred thousand readers, is an honor that nothing except merit could win, and one of which Mr. Rumple ought to be justly proud. It is likewise an honor to the State, because, rich as we are in many things, our State is poor in literary talent. It is rare that a North Carolina author has the high honor accorded him which Mr. Rumple has won. On the fourth page of to-day's Chronicle we publish the poem, and we are sure that our readers will read it with pleasure. Mr. Rumple is a young man, not yet twenty-five years old. He is a son of Rev. Dr. Rumple, the scholarly Presbyterian divide, and the brother of Miss Linda Rumple who has won merited reputation for her skill as a pianist. Coming from so talented a family, the Chronicle looks for other productions from the pen of Mr. Rumple, and hopes and believes that this honor is but an earnest of future honors in store for him in the literary world. LIEl'T. (iOV. HOLT. The Chronicle congratulates the many friends of Col. Thomas M. Holt upon the fact that he is looking like his old, strong nd healthy self. He is iu Raleigh with his wife, and is the guest of his son-in-law, A If. W. Havwood, Esq. He is still eotn- peiioa to use tne cruunes as some support but he is looking otherwise hale and ro btist. Col. Holt's friends had feared that he lib wouU be unable to preside over the de lations of the Senate, and the Chroni cle is happy to inform them that their fears are not well giounded. He will be ready to take the oath of office in January, and to bring the same faithfulness and wisdom to bear in the discharge of the duties ot nis nign onice mat nas always characterized his public service. We rejoice that Col. Holt is recovering his health, and we wish for him many more years in which to serve the material and political interests of the Common wealth which he loves so well. SHALL WE HAVE A COMMISSION RAILROAD The Fisht to be Opni. Says Our Corres pondent, in the Elect. on of Speaker ol the House. Special Cor. of State Chronicle. The sentiment of the people of North Carolina is overwhelmingly in favor of a Railroad Commission. The railroads know it. They know how important it is to se cure the Speakership of the- House, as thereby thy secure the appointment of important committees, &c. Hence, they are doing all in their power to defeat the election of that splendid gentleman, Mr. A. Leazar, of Iredell. They know that he is and al ways has been in favor of a Com mission. It is known that he cannot be bribed nor intimidated. It is known that he is against combines, trusts and conspir acies, and that he is a fearless friend of the people. I see that Mr. Sutton is now a candi date. We want to know if Mr. Sutton has changed his views on this question since the last session of the legislature? Mr. M. E. Career is also a candidate, and how does he stand? These questions should be answered. The people will expect their representa tives to plant themselves squarely in favor of a Commission, and they will not be sat isfied if the railroads are allowed to gobble up this position which will have such an important bearing on this question. Let the representatives, and let the people know that Mr. Leazar is in favor of a Railroad Commission and let it be known further that the roads will do all in their power to defeat him. Mr. Leazar is em phatically the people's man. As the mat tfr now stands a vote ajrainst Mr. Leuzar is a vote in favor of the railroads. The roads have made the issue and the people will watch the vote closely and w ith inter est. Let every man in the Legislature measure well his steps in this matter. Railroad Commission. SPRING RIDINGS. Tho following is the allotment of the Spring Ridings, 1880, of the Superior Court Judges: 1st (Edenton) District, Judge Roykin. 2nd (Halifax) Macliae 3rd (Wilson) 4th (Raleigh) oth (Greensboro) Cth (Duplin) 7th (Fayetteville) 8th (Salisbury) 9th (Winston) 10th (Morganton) 11th (Charlotte) 12th (Asheville) Armfield. tt Graves. Bynum. Miipp. Merrimou Brown. Phillips. Connor t lark. Gilmer, Mr. John Morgan, who lives near Norwood, in Stanly county, has a cow which gave birth to twin calves the night before the late election, wnne i ins is i rather unusual occurrence, a still more re markable fact was that one of them was norfectlv white while the other was coal black. Mr. Morgan, who has great re snect for the eternal fitness of things, very appropriately named the white one Fowle and dubbed the black one Dockery. Wadesboro Messenger. r A SOUTHlRIf FAMILY NBW8PAPIK FOR TOWN A.NI) COUNTRY, DBTOTBJi TO THR 14 RLFABK OF NORTH CAHOLISA, ANI THE SOUTH. SENATORIAL GOSSIP. THE QUESTION IS WHO WILL BE THE LUCKV 31 AN? The Chronicle Gives a Summary of this Week's Gossip About the Senatorial Question. Your uncle Tommy Jarvis has returned from Brazil and proposes to have a hand in saying who shall be our next U. S. Sen ator. Franklin Press. Senator Ransom will have a lively time if he succeeds in succeeding himself. Col. VV added, Ex-Gov. Jarvis and Capt. S. B. Alexander,or some one else, will likely run him out of his hole. Alamance Gleaner. By the way, Ransom is something of a farmer. He raises from 50 to 100 bales of cotton, and the Alliance men ought to take him in hand and make him diversify his crop. Greensboro Patriot. We are pleased to see that Captain Al exander is in the race for Senator, as he is our first choice for Senator and Col. Wadded our second. We hope Alexander will be elected. Windsor Public Ledger. One of the best posted Alliance men, who is also a shrewd politician, says,that if Capt. Alexander will write a letter de claring himself a candidate for the U. S. Senate, he will have almost a walk over. Asheville Citizen. Hon. S. B. Alexander, of Mecklenburg, is an educated man, an honest man, and a man of and for the people. Ho is not a self-seeking politician. He would make North Carolina an able, respected and honored U.S. Senator. Why not elect him? Salem Sentinel. Senator-elect Moore gave us a pdeasant call Tuesday evening. From the tenor of some of his remarks we were gratified to learn that he favors the return of Gen. Ransom to the U. S. Senate, on the ground that with his experience he is capable of serving the State more effectively than a new Seuator could do.-I.eaksville Gazette. The best interests of the State and of the whole South demands Senator Ran som's valuable services. If he is not to be returned the East should furnisn his successor, and Maj. C. M. Steduiau, of Wilmington, would come nearer filling his place in the present juncture of national affairs than any other man in the State. Hickory Press and Carolinian. The Chronicle learns from a reliable and official source that the Allia'nce men now claim as pledged to Capt. Alexan der first, last and all the time, 34 votes. There are 120 Democratic votes on joint ballot, so it only takes 61 to nominate. If it be true, then, that the Jarvis men have 38 votes, those added to Alexander s 34, makes 72, so it looks as if Senator Ransom s defeated. 'Charlotte Chronicle. Capt. Alexander is a square-out candidate for Ransom's teat in the senate. He is not so as the cantlidate of the Farmers' Alliance, that is, that order does not, as an order, press his claims. His mends say he will be the farmers' candidate, and that he will get their support, i his ap pears to be the true aspect of the case, it mav .a i n t iput i n or to Lnow that thrf1 ars' 46 members of the Alliance m the Legis lature. 1 Raleigh Correspondent Wil mington Messenger. The Daily News announces Capt. Sid Alexander as a candidate for United States Senator. V e have never believed that Capt. Alexander was a candidate. We had no authority to use his name; in fact it was supposed he would not oppose Senator Ransom. We are squarely on his platform: If the Legislature is op posed to Senator Ransom, the field is open to everybody," and that one of the everybody we favor is capt. Alexander. Charlotte Democrat. Of all the competitors, we favor Col. Waddell first, last and all the time. He is not an untried public man, he has rep resented the old District in Congress for several years, ably and acceptably, and North Carolina never had a representa tive at the National Capitol who more jealously guarded her interests and her honor than did this distinguished sou. His useful career in the House reflected credit on the entire State. And no man in the State has worked more zealously for the domination of Democracy, or is strong er in his devotion to the party ot wnicn he has ever been an honored member and for many years a leader. Carthage Blade. If it is settled that Mr. Leazar is to be Speaker why, then, it does look as if the farmers already had control of the House. There is nothing to regret about this fact. Its bearing on the U. S. Senatorship, is, however, very interesting to contemplate. If the farmers can elect the Speaker, it is more than likely that they will be able to control the U. S. Senatorship, in which case it is certain that Capt. Alexander will be their choice. The fact that the Captain received from the post office Thursday and Friday about sixty letters with N. C. postmarks, is suggestive ot the many proffers of support that he is re ceiving. Charlotte Chrcmicle. We have no scarcity of men of ability, culture and stern integrity, who would reflect honor upon their State from a seat in the U. S. Senate. Hon. Alfred M. Wadded is, perhaps, the only avowed candidate for Ransom's seat, but other names are brought into notice by their friends. Alexander is supposed to be the favorite of the Alliance men. Gov. Scales has his followers, so has Judge Merriman. Gov. Jarvis will be at home during the holidays. If he should enter the arena he would, perhaps, prove to bo Gen. Ran som's most formidable competitor. Jarvis' administration as Governor was wise, spirited and progressive, and tew men have held a stronger hold on the people than he. It strikes us that Gen. Ran som's chance of - being his own successor is growing "small by dcgreea.Ji.fc. The papers are saying much about the succession to Senator Ranom. The indi cations are that there will be a lively time when the Legislature meets. No doubt Capt. S B. Alexander will be a formidable competitor in the race. Hon. A. M. Wad dell's friends are making a good fight. Ex-Gov. Jarvis is on the way from Brazil and may take a hand in the contest. Hon. Charles M. Stedman has a host of friends who would like to see him win the honor. Senator Ransom has had the place long enough, 17 years, and we have good men in our State who would, in our opinion, make a good Representative. Mr. Ran som's friends base his chance of re-election on the fact of his having influence at Washington, but we will have to make a change sooner or later and the present is a good time to do so. Danbury Reporter-Post. RALEIGH, N. C, FRIDAY, A United States Senator, to succeed Gen. Mat. W. Ransom will soon have to be chosen. The list of candidates has become somewhat abridged, and the active cam paigners now comprise Gen . Ransom, Capt . Sid Alexander, Hon. A. M. Wadded and Ex-Gov. Jarvis, with the possibility of Judge A. S. Merriman, Gen. W. R.Cox and Ron! Joseph J. Davis. Out-of this list, whoever is chosen, the State will be hap pily represented. At present, indications point to Gen. Ransom, who, on account of his long experience, his large acquaintance and influence in Washington, will be likely to succeed himself. News of Oxford. Capt. Alexander, the President of the North Carolina Farmers' Alliance, is a de cided favorite among the farmers m this section of North Carolina, and so far as we have learned, is the choice of Moore couuty farmers for Senator Ransom's place. Personally, Capt. Alexander has not the charms, and politically he is not as shrewd as Ransom, but he is surely an intelligent and honest representative of that class of men who compose the great bulk of the Democratic party in the State, and that class of men are in luck this year in 1he Legislature. Sanford Express. We hear that there will be considerable opposition iu some quarters to the re-election of Senator Ransom. We cannot un derstand on what grounds opposition to him is based, for he has served his people faithfully and nobly. Few men in Wash ington have more influence than he. He has the respect of political opponents as well as those of like faith. In these times when the majority of either party in both Houses is so small as to make both almost a tie, a compact, disciplined and skilled minority may be almost as potent as a majority. In such times as that we can not afford to tiade off a tried statesman for an untried one, no matter how bril liant. Elizabeth City News. Some of our contemporaries seem to be laboring under the impression that Capt. Alexander will not permit his name to be used in connection with I". S. Senatorship, except in the contingency of a sort of sc-ub race. This, we are sure, is a total mis representation of the situation, and is, in fact, not justified by anything Capt. Alex ander has said. And, besides, it so hap pens that Capt. Alexander is not exclur sively his own property in this instance. The people have au interest, and it is wa il known that he is the choice of not only a large number of people all over the State, but the choice, the first choice of many of the members elect to the Legislature, and that choice will be made known at the proper time and in a way that will not be misunderstood. Mecklenburg Times. SENATORIAL CONTENT. (From Fayetteville Observer.) The announcement that Minister Jarvis will be on hand when the legislature meeU to take his chances in the Senatorial light is making the pot boil. Jarvis has lots of friends, Ransom is popular and has a goodly following who think that there is no man to. fill his shoes, Capt. Alexan der's name is lewming up, and the Hon. A. M. Wadded has shown that his strength is greater than many supposed. It is a quartette of the best talent in the State, ad are men whom as North Carolinians we honor, ana n win oe uoucreu u u sends either to represent her. If a change is to be made, now is the time. The Republicans will have full sway, and they will run the machine to their own liking. We are an admirer of Senator Ransom, he has done much for the State, we cannot say more than any other ceu!d or would have done, for we have nothing to base such an assertion upon, but while he has borne the honors well, we are not for a life tenure in office, and therefore we do not think, as some, that it is arro gance in others, who have served the tar ty well and faithfully, in presuming to aspire to the position, and we do not hesi tate to say that our personal predilections are for A. M. Waddell. The others are good men, but our personal knowledge of Waddell, his high attainments, his pure, unadulterated Democracy, his gentleman ly, captivating manners and his knowledge of Washington affairs fit him for the posi tion. He would grace the position and do honor to his State, and in ah contests would boldly stand in defence of the land of his nativity. The Cape F ar section has received few honors, and she deserves something at the hands of the part, and if the Democratic caucus deems it best to change, we hope to see the Hon. A. M. Waddell, whose intelligence, statemanship aud devotion to party will make him as earnest and successful in securing ap propriations as any oiher man. North Carolina, in sending A. M. Waddell to the Senate, would make no mistake, and have naught to regret. The Voice of lturke County. Special Cor. State Chronicle. Burke Co., N. C, Dec. 24.---lt has been reported that the people of our county are highly in favor of Mr. Tom Vance for Reading Clerk of the House of Represen tatives. We do like Mr. Tom Yauce, and think he would make a good Clerk, but the people of Burke county are in fav. r of the man getting the office that deserves it, and we think Mr. Richard N. Hackett, of Wilkes county, is the man. Mr. Hackett is a young lawyer of high standing is a graduate of the University of our Slate is a brilliant young Democrat is highly efficient in every way to execute the du ties of the office. Why do we say Mr. Hackett deserves the oliic. ? Not only for the things already mentioned, batbeeause he worked for more than a month in Wilkes aud surrounding 'counties iu tho Demo cratic cause and for his country's good. We have but few honors to give to the voters of our grand Old North State, and is it just to give more than one's share to one person, when others are as deserving? Hurrah for Mr. Hackett! A Vo-ier. Eupepsy. This is what you ought to have, in fact, you must have it, to fully enjoy life. Thou sands are searching for it daily, and mourning because they find it not. Thou sands upon thousands of dollars are sjent annually by our people in the hope that they may attain this boon. And yet it may be had by all. We guarantee that Electric Bitters, if used according to di rections and the use persisted iu, will bring-you Good Digestion and oust the demon Dyspepsia and install instead Eu pepsy. We recommend Electric. Bitters for Dyspepsia and all diseases of Liver, Stomach and Kidneys. Sold at $30c. and $ 1.00 per bottle by Lee, Johnson & Co. druggist. 'T us am I doubly armed my death and lite, Mv bane a d antidote are both before me1 Whether o sit alone suffering with neu ralgia Or buy one bottle of Salvation Oil. DECEMBER 2S, ISS8. POOR JAMES BLAINE HON. S.F. PWILI.IIVS i on THE C AR. J i:T RANSOM'S iM LI kci;. Senator Vance Hits 'Em liars!--Colonel Cowles' Rill, Another Effort by Our Delegation--Ad jutant General Jones. Special Cor. State Chronicle. Washington, D. C , Dec. 23, 1888. Blaine's star is evidently waning Har rison does not seem disposed to give him a place in the Cabinet. Nor does he think the incoming Administration owes him a mission to England. I am told, by fiist class authority, that outside of political considerations, there is an actual fend betweem Mrs. Blaine and Mrs. Harrison. In fact, Mrs. Blaine was once actually rude to the future no -tress of the White House. These things may not amount to much, on the surface, but you will find they uount in the long ruu Mahonc is also losing prestige as a Cabinet probabil i'y. Th. Southern Republican who de serves the highest rceoguitiou of thi i sort is Hon. S. F. Phillips, of North Carolina. He is head and shoulders above any other S mthern Republican mentioned for a Cabinet position. He has the ability to be Attorney-General, or anything else the South has any chauce of securing. He is ahle.honest, upright, aud an unflinching Republican. He is a gentleman on whose ad ice Harrison could absolutely rely in making his Southern appointments. If North Carolina Republicans and Demo cratswould unite on Mr. Phillips and induce Senator Ransom to present his claims to the President-elect, I believe he would be made a member of the Cabinet. Some narrow-minded partisans may think it strange for a Democrat to present these views. I do it from a practical stand point. I admire and respect Mr. Pii Hips, but this has nothing to do with wkat I am writing. What influences me is this: Is it better to be overrun during the net four years by a mongrel horde of such collectors, ''"pntlcs, attorneys and postmaster- us iitliy Mahone would recom mend, or such men as Sam Phillips would endorse.' Is i' better for Virginia to be represented in tho Cabinet, or North Caro lina to have that honor? It does not alter the ca ;e to say the Republican party is in power. It is in power. It has the patron age, and will hold it for four years. I would r .-it her see Mr. Phillips in the Cabi net that any Virginia Republican, from motives of Sfritc pride. And there is no comparison between Phillips anil Mahone as men. 1 hope North Carolina will act in tf ii matter v. ith the promp tness wh'ch irginia and two States never Sou:'' .;!.? to characterize aroliiin when these wain power aud jtositioii for her sous. Mr. Phillips is closely identified with all our S'. ite's best interest - He knows our people. He h: loyal to the old Common weal:!:, and would re.'ect credit on her, no matter whoe Cabinet he served in. L t the Legislature,' soon to be in session, re quest Senator Rans m to have tbK dis tinguished North Carolinian put in the next Cabinet. Senator Ransom will have great ici'nence with Mr. Harrison. They sat as ' olleagi.es in the Senate Chamber for years, a id senator Ransom's courtesy is as strong as bis. Democracy. He makes friends by his gem rosity and commands respect by his uuswerviug jjarty lojaity and a!il ty. He can get the aiti of Sher man, Edmunds, Allison, tjuay ami ad the leading Kepubik-ans in presenting the name of Mr Phillips for a Cabinet place. It is policy for e-ur people to consider this. Any fool can see what inestimable bercljt will accrue to the fejtate by adopting this plan. The 1 ie accomplished Judge Settle would have had a chance of appointment. Mr. Phillips is the next most probable can didal for the place. I wiite so much in earnest about this matter that I must add, I barely know Mr. Phillips, and have never hinted at the subject referred te, iu his presence. I know his reputation here, I know my father's estimate of him as a lawyer and a gentleman, and 1 know it would lie greatly to North Carolina's in terest for him to be in the incoming Cabinet. Congress lias adjourned for the holidays to meet Jan. 2nd. The vole on the Senate substitute bill will be taken Jan. 20th. Senator Var.'-e has spnken nearly every day during the discussion of this t'id and has bome off all the honors. His colloquy with Edmunds was the most brilliant of this s3-sion,and our Senator easily got the better of the astute Vermonter. The city and New York papers have been full of praise of Senator Vance, and he has done much in tiie past two weeks to enhance his national reputation as one of the ablest tariff debaters in this country. He seems to be able to meet any and all of the Re puhii :a:; members of the Finance Com mittee, an-i to out-general them nu their own gionnd. When replying to Edmunds he c; n be as logical, judicial, clear-cut aud impassive as that legal iceberg. When he locks horns with Sherman the Jesuitical giant from hio finds he h;is aD opponent who is as shrewd, as artful, and better pre pared than himself. Added to this, after legitimate argument is exhausted, aDd Senatorial finesse carried to its limits. Senator Vance can turn the tables on all of them v,iih tiie most casm, irresistible wit, bright an unfailing fund of humor. cutting sar repartee and The Star of s much space ve.sterda, whic-h rieldoru itv to any one m i-, has half a column tribute to the ability of Senator Vance. It would make you proud to be here and listen to him. He is easily the leader of the minor ity iti th's debate, and has done his duty nobly and fai ; Li ally to himself and to hin party. He has not h.-eii absent from the Senate five minate-s, aad has watched eyerv phase of iuo discussion, closely. Col. Cowles has introduced a bill wnich is calculated to bri ,g oat the sentiments of the members of the Ways and Means Com mittee, and to commit them on Internal Revenue legislation. It is to make that part of tho j'.Iiiis bill pertaining to this subject a separate issue, ihe bill was re ferred to the Ways and Means Committee Whether the gentlemen composing this committee will keep Col. Cowles' bill buried as they have several of his other bills bearing on this subject, re mains to be t,een. One thing is certain. If the Ways and Means Committee will favorably report the bid it will pass the House and will undoubtedly pass the Sen ate, also If no'hing is doue during the prevent se-.siou of Congress with the In terna' Revenue System, it will uot be Ihe fault of our delegation. Messrs. Hender son, Cowles and Johnston have been es pecially unremitting in their efforts to ameliorate the burdens of the tax. The Secretary of the Treasury has sent to tho Speaker of the House a letter from the Secretary of the Interior enelorsiug re commendations from the Indian Commis sioner and the Attorney-General asking that an item for an amount not exceeding $2,500 to be inserted m the Indian appro priation bill to pay for attorney's services m prosecuting matters concerning land titles made by the Eastern band of Chero kees in North Carolina. AdinH.if Ofnral Jones has accepted a posit i n m, : 5.0 Committee on Military Or ganization for the coming inauguration. PENCIL MARGINALIA. BY H. F. M. Special Cor. State Chkoxicle. The antiquity of chattel mortgages is undeniable. Even Job in his day com plained of divers persons, "They drive away the ass of the fatherless, they take THE WIDOW'S OX lOR A Pl.KlH.K." JOB XXIV. 3. nr. When tho great Professor Wilson, immortal '-Christopher North" went V to the pale majority, scarcely one of numerous ensuing obituaries failed the ver the to notice his wonderful physical gifts. One writer eiescrioes nis "Thuuilfi-ous brows, ami lij.s intense. Of OAURt LOUS-OOD-INNOCEM.'K'' whatever that may be ! Another tells us of how, with his "eagle beak and lion like mane" he resembled the Napiers From the third we have the opinion that he must have resembled Adam in the primal strength and beauty of "undeseased man kind, while even Harriet Martinean for gets her constant nil admirari to recall the majestic port of the great "all round" athlete (mental and physical; with his step shaking the street as he walked, and his eye piercing stone walls. It strikes me as remarkable that some thing similar should not have occurred in the various obituary notices of the late Judge Settle. All who ever saw him, re cognized him as the perfection of manly beauty. I lis form was worthy of a sculp tor's study; his face was full of strength and sweetness, and his eyes, iu particular, wore not surpassed in power to command or attract by those of Kit North himself. Always full of brightness aud sensibility, they were mag-ietic when aflame with emotion. Never shall I forget their flash as they glittered responsive to some imi tating home-thiust of Gov. Vance in the famous debates between these two in 1870. "Never, oh, my comrades, never. Shall we see tbat falcon eye Redden w.th its inward lightning -As the Hour of tight drew uigh." This fine word-painting by Professor Aytown, of the gleaming battle-joy in the face of Dundee, might well have been written of Judge .ietile, when stirred by such excitement as I have mentioned. There is one evii which 1 have seen un der the sun, and it. is common among men. Let me give an instance of it: n page -lO of Vol. f, No. 3, of 'The Metro poiitf-.n," which styles itself "a monthly journal of popular liti-rature," I rind au article entitled, "A Claim to Human Grat itude." It begins with e,uite a realistic disc-riptiou of the assaspiuaf ion of Marat, by Charlotte Corday. The circumstances of th .t sublime murder are given with great accuracy. It was a tragedy which has stirred the souls of men for nearly a century, arid moved to heights of noblest temper the genius of more than onedelin etjcator of history's heroic figures. Lam artiue refers to this exalted murderess and libcratrix of her country as "the angel of assassination!" The Janc of Kiopstock has decked her grave witu poetry's perennial verdue; the devotion of Adam Lux to her memory has thrown reflected illumination cm her own deathless deed: the matchless jiowers of Carlyle, wrought upon by the sadly strange thought of this lovely maiden, in her convent s'.il'ness "dream ing, not of love-paradises and the light of life, but of Codrus sacrifices, and deaths well-earned," have dedicated to her fatal encounter, with Marat, that wonderful chapter in his French Revolution narra ting how that, "mutually extinctive, the beautifullest and the squalidest have come together and extinguished each other." A use I had almost said novel has been made of this strange, sad, event ful history, by the enterprising journal aforesaid, in comparing the riddance of France, by this desperate female hand, to the emancipation of the world from liver complaint 1 - by "H. II. Warner's Safe Cure" of another remarkable female contemporary of Charlotte's, "La Guil lotine," but for their prescriptive ex cuse, "l OMMI NIS ERROR ACIT JLS. 1 hlS abasem- at of noble names and deeds to the vmgar ends of tricky advertising, are, however, not to be tolerated. Long we had the complaint of Sir Thomas Browne that "the Egyptian mummies, which Cambyses or t'me hath spared, avarice now constimeth. Mummy is become mer chandise, Mizriam cures wounds, and Pharoah is sold for balsam." Shall we Nineteenth Century heirs of all the ages compete with the ghouls -f commerce whom Sir Thomas has transmitted to our execration? We devoutly hope that we may not. Every lover of elevating art is a debtor to Mr. Corcoran for that heart moving picture in the Washington gallery of the sad, quiet, death resolved face of Charlotte Corday behind the prison bars of her short incarceration, but for him who would have pictured in Charlotte's hands a banner with this strange device, "But for Neglecting Warner's Liver Treat ment, Marat would Not be Dead, nor 1 in Hell," we can only wish that the stones of Paris should have risen in the liveliest mutiny that even tuf.v ever knew. H. 11. Warner is one of many. His "remedy" may be "safe" enough; I believe it an ex cellent one; and 1 sincerely hope that, re lying hticafter on its all-sufficient merits and I say this honestly' he may, in the future, instruct bv example his competi tors and inferiors to disuse an uuhallowed practice of subjecting names of blood bought renown to the mere purposes of trade. - A Scrap ol Paper Saves Her Lile. It was just an ordinary scrap of wrap ping paper, but it saved her life. She was in the last stages of consumption, told by physicians that she was incurable and could live only a short time; she weighed less than seventy pounds. On a piece of wrapping paper she read of Dr. Kin New Discovery, and got a sample bottle: it helped her, she bought a large bottle, it helped tier more, bought anotner aud grew better fust, continued its use and is now strong, healthy, rosy, plump, weighing 140 pounds. i"or further particulars send stamp to 7. II. Cole, Druggist, Tort Smith. Trial bottles of this wonderful Discovery free at Lee, Johnson & Co's. drugstore. The High Point Enterprise is against Senator Ransom's re-election and says that either ex-Gov. Jarvis or Capt. Alexander would fill the bill. All the keys of Windsor Castle were recently stolen, but even this does not in terfere with the rapid sale of Dr. Bull's Cough Syrup. NO. 47. EX-GOV. IIOLDEN. WHAT IS SAII BY TIIE HAVERS ABOUT II IS REQUEST. The State Papers ilo Not Talk Kindly of His Desire to be Act jml-ed a Friend of the State. The following is Ex-Gov. Holden's card addressed to the General Assembly: To the General Assemhlyof North Car olina, soon to he in SESSION: Gentlemen: On the 22ud day of March, 1871, the Senate of North Carolina,sitting as a Court of Impeachment, pronounced judgement against me ia six out of eight articles of impeachment filed against me by the House of Representatives. I was held by this judgement as guilty of "high crime and misdemeanors." I deny this in the most solemn manner. 1 do not ask you to repeal or rescind this sentence or judgement, for it is being executed, and it might not be repealed or rescinded save by the same court that passed it, but I asked you most earnestly to resolve or de clare that iu your opinion, I was actuated by good motives in what I did, and that I had for my object the best and highest interests of the State. I am not now a party man. Both par- ! ties have disowned me. 1 appeal to you j solely on the ground of justice. 1 have never been an enemy to the State. On the contrary, I have- loved her well, aud am her loyal sou, though proscribed and banned. The press of the State will please copy the above card as an act of kindness to a former member of the craft, and send me a copy of the paper. ' W. W. IIOI.PFN. We quote the opinions of some of the editors in North Carolina in regard to his request: The Times would be hard to convince that Governor Holden and his gang were acting through good and pure motives in the dark days when high-toned men were persecuted and when the Kirk war was raging iu the State. It would indeed be a very ignorant Legislature that could ac knowledge that these things were done, at the time, for the highest interests of the State. - Louisburg Times. The papers are now discussing the card of Ex-Gov. W. W. Iloldeu, which was printed in tho News some days ago, "ap pealing to the next l egislature to remove him from under the ban. The ex Govei nor had oue staunch friend in the late Mr. W. J. Yates, of this city, whose aid, in his present situation, he would be glad to have, for the papers, or those that we have seen, are crying out against any in terference by the coming Legislature with the Holden matter. -Charlotte News We publish in another' column the card of Ex-Gov. W. W. Holden to the Legisla ture soon to meet. He asks that body to declare that ho was actuated by good motives in what he did during thellolden Kirk war. The letter is a remarkable, not to say a very boid ore. Holden was im peached by the verdict of the highest judicial tribunal iu the State, and it would be a foolish piece of business for the Legis lature to take an- action iu the matter, even if it desired to. 'Concord Times. We shall be very mucn m staken in the character ol t h 2e men, composing the next General A.-semblv, if thev were to resolve that in their opinion Ex-Governor Holden "was actuated by good and honest motives in what he did," and that he "had for his object the best and highest, interests of the State." The Messenger, in common with the good people of North Carolina, turns back with horror and indignation to the days of the Holden-Kirk war, and wid ever hold the opinion that about that time Ex Governor Holden and his conspirators were inspired oy the oevii, rather than good motives. Wilmington Messenger. "What, did he do?" may ask some of our younger readers. Why, he, the Governor, the sworn servant aud creature of the peo ple, declared martial law in the State of .North Carolina during a time of profound peace; he appointed a cut-tnroat scoun drel by the name of Kirk, with a band of outlawed hirelings from lennessee, to the com jq and of what he called State troops; he arrested good men, true men, without a shadow of authority from the courts, and threw them into loathsome jails and con fined them in cells with filthy negroes. He, with Kirk, and one Burgen, Kirk's second in command, so terrorized the State that there was not one State Judge to be fount! within its limits who dared to issue a writ of habeas corpus. Even Chief Justice Pearson, wheu applied to, stated that he could do nothing that the judu ciary was "exhausted." Those were the days when such men as Albion W. Tour- gee and "Greasy Sam Watts sat on the bench and disjensed injustice to the peo ple of North Carolina. Rut there was oue man, thank God. in North Caroana who wore the judicial ermine, who woulel not bow the knee to Holden's behests, and that was George W. Brooks, of Elizabeth City, native and to the manor born, a judge of the United States District Couit, who granted the writ, and with oue stroke of his pen Holden's gigantic fabric of trea son aud outrage fell to the ground." - Wilmington Review. The time is far distant when the people of North Carolina will be willing to admit that W. W. Holden was actuated by good motives in the course he pursued towards them in the dark days of the reconstruc tion. Not until history has ceased to re cord the outrages perpetrated by Geo. W. Kirk and his fiendish ruffians, commis sioned by Holden. Not until North Car olinians" have forgotten that W. W. Hol den, a citizen of North Carolina, who had it in his power to endear himself to his people by making their returu to their former allegiance a pleasant task, rlung from him the golden opportunity, and boasted that he would "make treason odi ous." We ha-e not forgotten that it was he who laid rule aud unholy hands upon the ark of our liberties when he suspended the writ of habeas corpus, and kept our best citi'.ens in prison m defiance of our Chief Justice, and only yielded when, hav ing appealed to President Grant for sup port, he was informed that our "judiciary must be re. pocted. strange conduct, this, for one who declared that the pea with which he signed the Ordinance of Secession woulel be kept as an heirloom for his children. 'Twere better not to have brushed away so rudely the kindly dust of oblivion which in time might have obscured the bolder features of his high crimes and misde meanors, than thus to have stirred afresh the righteous indignation of an outraged people. Concord Standard. While we now have very kind feelings personally for Ex-Gov. Holden, yet we think that his impeachment and convic tion was right and just. It was our privi lege and pleasure to be present evciy dy -!a!s Chronicle JOSEPH LS DANIELS, Eonr. IM IJLISHEO EVERY 1 RIOA1 BY TH- f 1 T Y -I . vjukoaicLE PUB. (JO. srnscRimox: Mt IVr Alllinirt. Advertising Kates Low, of that memorable trial and to hear the ewrtence of every wituess and the aigu ments of all the able counsel, if r L. Saunders was clerk of ihe Senate , wh ich was tiie court Ot imnen.-hmor-H o n.l t h n "T1,111 ck'rk Aud now, after the pse of eighteen years, when the pas sions and prejudices which may have then been excited have subsided, we still think that the respondent iu that famous trial was justly convicted. That Jligh Court of Impeachment wa a notable body. The presiding officer was Chief Justice Richmond M.lv. arson and the court was the ablest Senate that our ' State has had since the war. Anion- it mrmbers were Judges E. J. Warren, John A. Gilmer and James H. Merriman- Con gressmeri L. C. Latham, XV. M. R bbin C. W. McCIammy and C.II. Brogdeti; and such distmgui.-.hed gentlemen as Dr. .1. M. Worth, Maj. John V. Graham. Geu. J. Dargau, Col. Ham C. Jones and J. Turner Morehead. The lawyers employed on each side were tho ablt st in the State. For the prosecution wio Ex-Governor-Bragg and Graham, and Judge Merriman: and for the defense were the present Chief Justice W. N. H. Smith, Judge Boyden. Edward Conigland, R C. Badger aud AfeCovklo. This trial lasted fortv four days. There we e eight articles o" impeachment, .raid th respondent wa convicted oti six of theui. On one ol these articles four of the thirteen Republi can Senators voted gai ty, aud on another me or ttiem voted gtulty. So that E.- hov. li olden was convicted by Pepubli x.n.Lia as , eo ;is ieiiijcrais. ejhatha'ii Record. COME TO RVLEIG.I AN1 YOUR CLAIMS. I'RIISS Special Cor. to State Ciironk i.e.J On the Road, Dec. 1, gs$. Puder date of Dec. 10th, Mr. Fen ton lakes iuo to task for my recent art cle iu regard to the proposed convention o: --Confederate Pen sioners" to be held ;r Raleigh, Januar' 22nd, 1-89. At the time that commtmf cation was written I was under the im pression that only tine who are receiving pensions from the State were exacted to attend tho convention and, knowing how thoroughly maimed "a good old reb" had to be before be could r.aeceed in 'etf iug on "one dependent pension list." I im mediately concluded it would be! next to sacriiige to drag these poor old heroes to Raleigh, and further, I believed it would be far better to give them, pro-rata, the cost of holding such a convention and through petitions seek to properly impress the Legislature with Ihe necessities of their condition and trust to the honor of our law-makers to sustain the honor of the State by doing for them now what should have been done years ago. At the time the- present pension l?;vv was passed I told members of tho Legislature it was a poor and insignificant recognition of the ser vices of the men it sought to aid. and that it would not give fifteen dollars a year to those who would be accorded recognition under it. How true my pr time has shown, and how ut ent succeeding Legislatures 1 the claims of North Carolh heroes, time has also shown h diction was riy indiil'cT tve been to i"s maimed a light lha' amc to 1 he r held posi .di votes so da-, for ."tip- should bring the blush of t: face of every man who has e . tions in North Carolina throt. cured by appeals to old comr port, me soiuiers nave Dec:; true to the politicians, but it cannot boti the politicians have been tri diors of North Carolina. Mr. Fenton says "wc are convention for tho purpose dhfully said ; to the sol- to meet iu if bettering ourcondition,'" but wc have o: her purposes in view also. We wish to re ,dl the years that have passed and left us ld men. We wish to talk over our battles and show to the rising generation what their fathers did in a cause, though lost, we deemed right. For such a convention to meet in Rai eigh or anywhere else in North Carolina, all true old soldiers must have a sincero desire, and that good will come of its meeting no one will doubt and it is to bo hoped that every pensioner who is able to come will do so for this miy bo the last time he will have an opportunity of see ing comrades who will be there. The meeting of veterans who are strong in purpose and determined to demand tbat justice be done the maimed heroes of the State ( their comrades now in ilis.t ress and waut) cannot fail to leave all enno bling impress on the men to whom this cry for help in the hoar of need, is made, and may every success attend the steps of these men who will meet for a purpose which all true men will be rejoiced to see accomplished and to which I believe Heaven will add is greatest blessing. B. F. W. POSSU.M AM) TATKltS. Au exchange says it is always safe to spank a boy on general principles. That would suit the boy m uch better than to be spanked in the usual way. - Consider the chickens, ray son; riudy their ways and be wise. Whenever thev take to drinking, their by keeping their bills bills go up; and, down, Ihcy find enough to eat. Wu ask oil last week wore the road overseers dead. Our friend A. J. McBrido savs if they are they are certainly not buried iu the road, as he sees no fresh dirt thrown up. ' Watauga Democrat. Correspondence of the D'xie Optic, of Jefferson, A she couuty says: Business is oa a boom. Mr. Luby Lunsford has purchas ed three calves for whuh la- paid That's right, let some- ot the rest make a break; the money need., to be a:!oat. John Adams, living in Harnett coun ty, has plowed 77 summers in succession, and never took a dose of medicine in his life. He is strong, healthy ate I able to plow another summer. He has u, :-ou who has a little shoat and the lowest gue ;. on his weight is 800 pounds. Wilson Ad vance. A husband in one of the wo.-tcrn cojl ties, whose wife has contributed eleven daughters to the sum of his domestic trou bles and perplexities, has named tl-e ia.-t one Omega, in the hone, we presume, that it win be the last one in the cruel alpha bet of an unfortunate and prolific gct-civ-tion. An editor in a Colorado town ' iy dy ing; the doctor placed his car to the pa tient's heart: "Poor fellow, circulation almost gone!' The editor raised h'mself and gasped: "Tis false' Wo have tho largest circulation of any papv,r in the county," and sank back iu th. arm? of death perfectly satisfied. CJ f TI... .11' ? ) dome oi uui itepuuucau menus ; C-Hied to be inclined to critici:-o Sherift' Iio kins for appointing a Democrat as crier of the court. Wo didn't like it much .'it first but when we consider that at this particu lar time a Democrat feels just like cryiui" and crying loud at that we think, pe haps, thoSheiifi madoa j'udicious seleo tion. Greensboro North State (Rep.;.