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WILMINGTON, NI C. :
' Friday, April 19th,j 1878,-
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RECEIVER FOR W1L9HNOTON,
COLUMBIA AND AUGUSTA KAIL-
- I Raleich News. 1
At chambers in Baltimore, on Friday.
Judge Bond appointed Hon. R. Bridgers
Iteceiver or the Wilmington,. Columbia and
.The application was by mortgago bond-
iioiders representing tbree million nine hun
dred thousand dollars. Hon. , William A.
, Wright, Esq.. the oldest railroad man in
ihe State, forty-four consecutive years a
- Director in the Wilmington & Weldon, ap
peared as counsel for the' Uompany. The
Receiver was required to give bond in the
sum of two hundred thousand dollars.
This result was not unexpected in Rail
road circles. : 1 he conditions nave been
ripening for it for some months.- In Janu
ary, last, the Wilmington-Columbia de
faulted the interest on its mortgage bonds.
The bond-holders lately saw proper to call
a conference in Baltimore, to consider of a
Receiver, and the conference lasted nearly
a week, with the result that, yesterday the
itoaa passed into the hands orpine Keceiver
appointed the day before. . .
This Railroad was lessee of the Wilming
ton & Weldon Railroad,' paying seven per
. t - . x mi. - .
money was defaulted on the ! fifteenth of
ccuk uu uar vaiue ui mvcil a his leae
January last, and by the terms of the lease
the Wilmington & Weldon reverts to its
stockholders on Monday next,, the 15th
inst. -. . , . - .;, , N , .
Matters of very great importance are here
involved, and large interests of some of our
citizens, in Wilmington especially, are
uereuy put in jeoparay. i nat mere nas
been scheming and management to "freeze
out" the local and small stockholders in
" both, the Wilmington & Weldon, -and Co
lumbia cs Augusta Koads there can scarcely
- be a doubt. That combinations are cul-
minating to own and control all the rail
road property in North Carolina bv keen
manipulators outside of the State has been
patent for some time. That the enterprising
and public spirited business men of Wil-1
mington have been duped and driven to the
wall, is too certain for further suppression
' mi - i -vn;' ..
xae jxews is misintormed, we
think, with regard to the status of
the two railroads mentioned. The en
tire stock of the Wilmington, Colum
bia and Augusta railroad has been
and is owned North and the parlies
investing have not only lost all their
stock, but two-thirds of the bonded
debt, also owned by them, has been
sank. This road leased the VVil-
mington and Weldon road, and, as
the result of the insolvency of the
W., C.j & A. road, the lease of the
W. & W. road is now cancelled, and
that road will revert to the control
of its own officers within! a few davs:
and the prevailing opinion among its
stockholders is that their stock will
now yield them quite as large a divi- j
ueuu as ic aia unaer tne lease, as it f
is now entirely free from any floating I
aeot, ana is m probably better con-
edition j than1 any railway in North
(Jarolina. , . .. - . .
The strictures of the News seem to
us out of place, as we feel quite 'sure
that those who have held the bulk of
the stock in the two roads, and who
have been connected more immedi-
a.i.cajr wnu me management, are
honorable gentlemen; and while they
no doubt, both for themselves and
their friends, invested their money
expecting ; profitable returns, they
have nevertheless largely benefitted
our section by the investment of their
capital, and as the resalt has shown,
with a very heavy pecuniary loss to
themselves, and would probably
rather be rid of their present burden
thaa make new combinations to con
trol other railroad property.
flXEN WHO DO MOT VOTE.
In 1872, according to our recollec-
tion, there were oyer fifty thousand
men who did not vote who had regis
tered. How many of those were Re
publicans? It will be remembered
that the vote between Merrimon and
Caldwell was very close that the
latteri was elected by less than two
thousand majority, although it is sup-!
posea on good authority that at least
hve thousand illegal votes were given
by the Republicans that year. So1
thought the N. Y. Tribune, fifter ex
amining the matter thoroughly, keep
ing one of its staff in this State for!
everal months for that purpose. Wei
do not suppose that ten thousand Ri
.1 : - - -"',
Fuuo ineuio vote in I872J
I ben there must have been over forty
ocrats who did fail to Vote. lt w:ij come'oat thai it nl1 irk-,;ui !
a 4. 1 , ..WII,wv""?- WW. impossible
not do to aav , that than I .1 ! r--' , ; ; I
..-j - t -T j Wcrc 1
w uv Ween tne
case the opposition could easily .weep
- 1 j vw . wuc uny
ringing out the fifty,
them there were; thousands of
iigeu,, ue, aonest, soDer,v,rlaoui
ch wwa reared torecenUy.
in theae colnmns. There were many
V "7uuv uuuut .ng
tfeerfifty-one thousand who faUed
.-I. 1 w i ' .
vote, who would be , correctly i
... k .. 1
tZZZn, deaire i. to 'see
Ibis; very class at the : polUV
tne polls. We
to see them taU
to see tnem tak. J
ijyish most sincerely
of our common
country. We want
to see them volincr for rrond and irniH
ing more interest in .the
men. We know meu ho ;will not j Sdhenckfand Chief Justice Smith,
go to political conventia;nawhwiil j Tjie S&r .; bar never referred eijito
yote, however, for delegate if a f)b!l-! rially once td'Jdge Sclienck, arid its
ing booth is opened, It is to get only reference to Judge Smith was a
them oat. that we ; have, mainly in- j column-long editorial! defending hist
sisted. upon adopting a Aaw. anduaracUxLia
ter pran of nominating candidates.; assauil8. Ththe Democrat ' did
, Now it is extremely badpolicy to nol 6ee ' thbse 'attacks is something
UBUYUUV" .". "iuigeni gen-
tiemen when they do not act as you
desire them to act. Abuse -makes no
friends. Bitter expletives will 5 not
induce men of character to wheel
into line. . Persuasion, .reason, argu
ment are worth a thousand fold more
than such impolitic means. It would
be a bad thin? for our 'State it
j . !
would be a disastrous event for the
Democratic parly, if all the men in
North Carolina ' who are not in the
habit of voting were to sustain the
Radical ticket.;? Such I a procedure
would reverse the order of things in
North Carolina, and retnrn theF good
old State to the hands of . those who
came near mining it forever. .
The great desideratum is to to get
the men who do not vote to take
some part in securing the nomination
of good men for office, land in Voting
for them on the day of election. We
thought, therefore, thnt a new plan
was worth trying. , : ,j
In 1872 the total vole was 195,301.
In 1876 the vote for President aggre
gated 233,996. This v as a great im
provement on the vote of 1872. All
know what caused this improvement.
To Gov. Vance the party .is chiefly
indebted for the extraordinary enthu-
siasm that characterized that
paign, and -that called out much the
I ia--sof , ,u. 1 TT.
larSe8t vote that was ever given. His
personal popularity, his rare gifts as
a campaigner, , bis personal magne
tism, his prestige, his zeal, his capa
city for work these 11 combined to
enable him to arouse
the people as
they were never aroused before. It
is true Tilden and others received a
larger vote than Gov.
Vance, but this
He was the
is easily explained.
main object of attack; all the ar
tillery of the enemy was
ed at him. He
Governor, and there j were two or
three thousand ' men . who ! would
never forgive him for his great zeal
and ability in time of war, although
they would , support the remainder
of the Democratic ticket. Hence, he
enabled others to get a larger vote
than the great leader did. Their very
obscurity shielded them from the at-
tacsis ana antagonisms tbat were ar-
rayed against Governor Vance.
But it is almost certain that there
were at least fifteen1 thousand men
who did not vote even in that stirring
year. We think that the registered
vote in 1872 was over two hundred
and forty-six thousand. If so, then
there were more voters in 1876, as the
population had increased many thou
sands daring the intervening four
years. . There must fcave been somer
where near two hundred and fifty
thousand registered voters-or men
who could have registered. ' .
If any system can be adopted to
indace nearly every, voter to go to
the polls, the Democratic majority
mast range from twenty, to thirty
thousand. Whilst Haves received
. j. 0 -
10,296 more votes than Caldwell did
in 1872, Tilden 1 received 28,239 more
votes.than Merrimon did ini 872. '"M
If the Democrats turn out at the
next election they can easily elect
their ticket by a very large majority.
The main thing to be done is to. cet
them to exercise their franchise . -.To
do this let there be fairness in select
ing candidates, and let only men of
the highest character ,and of real
capacity be chosen.
The reported; interview with Sen
ator Conkling will be read with in-f
terest. The New York Senator has!
a certain influence with his -party.
and is now : spoken of as 'the Yice
President on the Grant ticket ia 1 88oi
Whilst what he says may not be al-
tncAthav nnttr ' u ALai 4ii!l f I
"B""" "vn, IU VVUUHUB W 11.11. T 11 0 1
JUemocratS have aaid ftn L
from the beffinnW H
, wuwai tuem mjjcu lOneer. tie 1
says mere was! a bargain and that
Matthews mJe t Vn.4
to it, v He thinks when the revelation
is made that th U, "OTS
appalled at the dishonor br the Idi
ministration. (He say. the ' Wst had
determined f t4 .IsUtbat aenera
Bteedman, onj of Grants ablest divil
ion. commanders had : 70,000 1 men
Ia -'i7i &
ipgiwejjus tor tne pnrDose
l .eaan(r Tilden. a'nd 1 iiJKK!!
m 1 mmm " wvmh a
ffreat ln?Atiti. CTtl . c 1 , . rrrl l -
T 'WHfflf. m hav
changed the whole1 tbloe. , - 1 J I
- - T -f" W Llla I
Our friend of the Charlotte Demo-
i , crat is mistaken when he says the
$Axliod H;nnni inni.- rT
strange, i Judge Smith saw them, as
we did, and he felt their unkindntaaj
We do not chooa t w
." . . . ' ,
cause we nave no idea of lhpintr
drawn into a contest that can onlv
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mtest that can only
work harm to a cause we all profess
to . espouse heartily. . In common
with i thousands. who ; have the good
of the Democratic party at heart;
we have sincerely deprecated and
regretted the unseemly ' discussion
concerning the. Chief Jusiiceship, and
the attempts to depreciate: and: ren
der- despicable the excellent, learned
and able gentleman who now fills that
high office The opinion expressed
in a letter by Col. Saunders, of the
xvMteigu wustryer, is in narmony wiin
r-r : "" '"Vl" .
our own view.
;" "I notice that within the last few weeks
the campaign for nomination for places on
the next Supreme Court Bench has opened
pretty generally all along the line, and I
regret very much to see the great bitterness,
with which it seems to be prosecuted. One
may be a full believer in the right of the
people to discuss the characters and quali
fications of the candidates for nominations,
especially when nominations are equivalent
to elections; indeed, the right to discuss is
necessary to we intelligent exercise of the
light to nominate, but surely in a State re
nowned as is our own for pure and able
lawyers, the candidates for the highest ju
dicial honors ought not to be subjected to
sucn an orueai. it nas an ugly look."
: LEGAL ADVERTISING.
We are glad to see that the Hills
boro Recorder is directing its atten
tion to the subject of "legal adver
tising." It is a reproach to North
Carolina thaiTthereis t not a law
compelling the publication of legal
notices of a certain kind and the sale
of property, in the newspapers in the
respective counties. It has happened
a thousand times, that property has
- 'm 1 :
Deen sacrinced because the people
generally knew nothing of the sales.
Written notices, stuck up at the two
or three places in a county, are seen
by a very few of the people, and not
half the time do - they remain posted
beyond a few days. It is an iniqui
ty, an injustice, and, indeed,
as the Recorder suggests, a
swiudle," because so much property
is needlessly sacrificed under it. It
should be changed, and all publica
tions required by law should be made,
when possible, in some newspaper
published in the coffnty. We join
the liecorder in the hope that the
btate press will agitate this question.
If the public properly appreciated I
the utility of legal advertising they
would demand the enacting of such a
; We avail ourselves of the excellent
discussion of the Recorder for the
iwivwiug juuicious ana timely re
. uecause tne press has asked it, it has
been assumed that the press was altogether
seinsn jn its aemand. The demagogue is
never wantine in Dretextsto ratrh thA nnn
nlar ear, and it has been an easy matter to
i.icbcu mm piopoBinon as anomer mode of
inaireci neavy taxation; another device bv
nuibuuuo lutcicsi, laiiens at me expense
of another. . u ;;
"The press has sever denied that it will
oe Denenueu oy the enactment of such laws.
It would be an anomaly in human action
if any public service was done with wholly
iuuuu fuipuso. jld me sirnggie ror ex
istence.no man and no profession can afford
to give its time.its labor and its talents to
the public for nothing; least of all, the
press, restricted by an unappreciative pop-
uiat wuBiucruHon io ine very - narrowest
foothold ot remuneration; yet with more
generous regard ior the general welfare
man any other profession, moving forward
men; its own members, meanwhile, thrust
tum ui great, measures, me creators of great I
stuu w uea loose measures are accom
plished, when great political battles are
won, when those great men are seated in
their places; themselves unnoticed, unre
warded, almost despised. The press has a
power in its hands that neither it or the pol
itician seems to realize Some day it may
wake up to a consciousness of it and use iL"
.. -,. r j : :- . J
"The small tax charged upon the proper,
ty for advertising it so that the rfnri mih.
lie may have knowledge of it, would bring
that competition into action which is the
1 1 fa nil S.MAtMAj.M -3 1 . '
jijku w an uuoiuciw, sou realize sucn prices
as wOnld make the advertisincr charo-ea n
insignificant per centage. upon the amount
reanzea. , xne. present system is almost a
only justifiable in a country where
e are nnable to read, and where
,f Other. State ha nrnr ii,.-i
ll - S more progressive in tis matter
f atence, and finds her advantage in iL
Arkansas followed Georgia, aodlatelyAla-
k 1 i..ifr :
"nmtt uao iua-imiat. enactments.
mere is some encouragement in
h y ' V ,7' " "i 1 J 7 T1
I Parliament wi l separate to . take! the
the" statement that the i 1 members of1
Sil!? J C?n
that, the outlook, is not gloomier than I
it'was several weeks ago.a Favorable I
etions are made from ihe ;,nega- I
tiye statemeata of Sir-Stafford North
cote that nothing has bpcprretnns
far to render peace improbable. (r
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ann irill nnl onnninf Inildnnn IklL. I
T p.-Yyvvi.-'WT.v'vrj':ry W
Prleaw Pojhsctorship. He!prr
Ti-' iii 5 " V
Irs VOICK WAN NOT ALWArn FOR
The, Northern i Democrats - about
1860-J'Ol, by brave talk .induced;; the.
.South to believe that if Iheygotjnto
kfigbtlwir'the ?padicall party, th
said Northern Democrats would be
found by. their aide, ready : to spill
their blood like water and die -with
Th eTr ErTthea inthe
the. war came, and jwhat followed ?
The Democrats, - with the exception
of a A'ery fewr Franklin Pierce among
uwn were as ; run oi( uguv . 8S(
I RftllinsU WPra ' onrl nn thn Acramst
' . , ,---,,-
' -'.r. i-'-'t i a.
Is jitja, matter, of surprise that
Southern Pemocrats shoqld not : be
willing , Iq gqitof war, again when
Tilden was about to,bo, cheated out
of his office and the country . out of
ita legally, elected President ? Is it
not true that a burnt child . dreads
fire? ,-. Could. jLhey trust the tNorthern.
Demooratioi.fire-eaters again ? Jo
fact j were there enough of that. sort
any wa7 t W first-class confla-
The New York Sun. that ' calls
Hayes "His Fraudulency," and de
mands lay-after- day that he be ex
pelled from the Presidency, did not
always talk in "that style. I. It : was
opposed to the Electoral Commission,
and it was opposed lo all resistance
qy force. We find in the Washing-
.u " - : ""o P?t.
Bago irom an euiionai ot . toe JNew
York Sun's, of the.date of November
22, 1876. We give apart: ')
"If Hayes shall be declared President j
with grave reasons to believe that be has
not been honestly and fairly entitled to
have the electoral votes of certain Stales,
he and his party inust bear the conse
quences. Those consequences, if his oppo
nents are wise, will be, not tbat his title to
the office is to be resisted, but that the peo
ple, are to be appealed to to use their
constitutional and peaceful method of re
dressing all wrongs and punishing all out
ragesnamely, by ., the , ballot- box. .No
such appeal can be made if the country is
to be plunged into anarchy by denying
Hayes', title to the office. . Our Govern
ment must be preserved and perpetuated;
and tbat it may be, grievous as the wrons
will be tbat takes from Tilden States in
which he has' certainly carried a maloritv
of the popular vote, we must submit to tbat
wrong in the entire certainty that the party
respo8ible for it will ii due time be re
warded with political annihilation. We
shall therefore deprecate and oppose any
action by the House of KeDreseni&tires
looking to any dispute of the regular elec
toral certincates irom tiny of the states."
It may reconcile as best it cansnch
lameness with its more recent belli
cose flourishes, but it had its effect, J
and it is now too late "to resist" Mr.
Hayes's "title to the office." The De
mocrats acted with a broad patriotism
when they submitted to the great
wrong. They will still maintain their
character i as patriots bv refusint?
steadfastly to join such extremists as
Montgomery Blair and the New York
Sun in disturbing the cou u try by en-
deavoring to expel the de facto Pre-
sident from the chair of the Chief
Executive. The Sun helped all it
could to persuade the Sonthern De
mocrats to submit, and it wastes its
ink and paper now in endeavoring to,
indace them to put on the war paint
and go for Mr. Hayes's scalp. If Mr.
Hayes is ever turned out of office it
must be the work of those who put
him in by fraud. The Democrats will
not raise a hand now to undo what
they submitted to more than a year
ago. lhey will rectify matters in
The Washington JWhas absorbed
the National Union by purchase,
thus making its circulation nearly
13,000 daily. In less than five months
this new Democratic morning paper
has accomplished something wonder--
f ul in the historv of. Washt
joarnfcit has achieved 8ooe.S
maue iisen a power, ana. proved tnat
it was possible to publish a real news
paper at the ' great political ! head-!
centre. It isa very, saucv and racv
paper. It carries . a free lance and
tilts at those of its own party who
stand in its way, whilst riding rough
shod over.the men of the opposition.
It does not put up a heavy job in the
way ot "deportment" or aim to be a
'dgni6pd', paper. It is far too liyely
uu wibtv ana aasninor ior mat.
Amonc field rmns it is a sort of flv-'
W artillerv." anW n' r'rinJ 'nA
canister 1 freely. It shoots at short
range generally, and gets close up to
j '--f- ' ' -' - "; ; - -. '. '
enemy, Long may it shoot. , ; v
If war shonld occnr and no man in'
not, tuen breadstults must gradually
advanoe in price. . There is no sort of
doubt that there would be: consider
able demand for the cereals in Eng
land, whether ; there is war or1 not.-
is the opinion "of Mr, Louis J,
Jennings, tne able London correspond
dent of . the iNewXork World. kHe
I'lt is not possible lhat all: the reouuri
ments of a lariremilitarv and naval -form
can be supplied from ur-own - resources
aone.- i seems as u you, who lost your
nuo ojr a war, wui oy anomer war regain
it. ; - Should nostilities 1 break but between
f?"BuBatfS8ia, tne jJingusn carrying
the extent that you were prepared to re-
seia, the English carrying
and Ralefsn aatk-
tug-. iBBlne dee. y-
A connectioDf between Wilmiogtonand
Ruleigh by telephone was established Lon
Suuday lost j This day was selected, as the
best fort lie purpose of carrying on acoii--versution,
because the, other wires on
he same pule3 '.between Wilmington aud
aleigh Svpuld probably be idle, j Where
there are lothetuwiresL. onbejBme.set
of ? poles , withj, -the telephone , ..wires j, for,
any considerable distance, Jbe ticking of
the telegraph instrumepts can be distinctly
heard-iu the telephone: ati'l,' Mllhough" most
of the wires were' silent on'Sunday5,' thoe
operating the telephone eouhl hear aoy of1
flee that started a message while they were
talking. This, of course,, interfered;: with
them somewhat; still they were able to con
verse with Raleigb;'distant about one bun
dred and twepty-flve mifesvery distinctly.'
The' singing was particularly melodious and
very sweet, the voice of each singer being
easily recognized.. An old schoolmate called
to Mr. Angel, and although be bad cot seen
him for eighteen years his voice sounded
perfectly natural . and 1 as recogn iz Ju(
once, the same being the case with Col . !niel.
Starke, and Messrs. ? Bnsbee and Ilill, the;
Western Union attaches. .'. ;'V V
Governor Vance favored our' Wilmington
friends with bis i presence and; asked ; after
their health They invited him' to come
do w n, and told him they) could give him
some nice strawberries, &c. 7,. Without say
ing so in so many, words, His Excellency
inumated ibat sometbiug stronger would
suit biro better.' It happened tbat the gen
tleman who was doing the talking at; this
end of the, line had never beard What the
I said to our
not undertaud the drift of his remark,
Calls were made from Raleigh for Hon.
George Davis, Col. Mcllhenny,: Mr. Geo.
Harriss, Judge Meares, Capt. Myers, Mr.
Kerchner and others. M
Wilmington was asked to express her
choice for Chief justice,: and responded by
staling that Smith would be satisfactory for
the higbesi office and Ashe for Associate.
The siBging through this remarkable in
strument was immensely enjoyed appar
ently, at both ends of the line. The Wil
mington singers were Messrs! George P.
Welsh (bass). K P. Riddick (soprano),
Tilley second tenor), O. G. Parsley, Jr., Jr.
(baratone), and A. P. .Beckham (loprano),
and the pieces sung were "Essie Dear,"
"Litlle Footsteps,","The Gates Ajar." "The
Little Brown Church," "Nearer My God to
Thee," "Blue Glass Cure," "Almost Per
suaded," j "Silver Threads Among the
Gold," "Hold the Fort," and "Sweet By
and By." The Raleigh Amateur Glee Club
consisted of Messrs. L. S. Overman, E. A.
Jones, M. T. Leach, I, J. Young, Dr Knox,
Sherwood Haywood and V. Royster, and
the pieces; rendered were "Nearer My God
to Thee," "Silver Threads," &c, (sung to
the tune of Jesus Lover of My Soul), "Gates
Ajar," "Take this Letter to My Mother."
"The Sweet By and By," "We Rowi" &c ,
and "My Mother-in Law."
The instrument was attached by Mr. L.
A. Angel,! the Agent here, under whose
superintendence it was operated in the
w umington office, and quite a number
were piesent wile it was in operation,
deeply interested spectators and listeners.
The Telephone is certainly a wonderful in
strument. I i
The Telephone at Kocky Point,
Mr. W. H. Newell, writing us from Rocky
Point, Pender county, says: "Some of the
Rocky Point boys have been experiment
ing with i the telephone. It has proven
quite a success. Their implements are Of
the rudest kind, so far, consisting of empty
oyster and peach cans, sheets of writing pa
per, or pieces of snuff bladder, for vibra
tors, connected by flax strings. Their songs'
and nnnn..T.( w... 1 - l - . . I
auu vuuiHuuu ue uisnncijy ueara
beyond the reach ot the voice through the I
in - . '- . i r
air. t c uupe ere long to nave a telephone
constructed upon the most approved plan."
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Re-Opeujng an Important Salt.
On the strength of the decision of the
Supreme Court, in the case of Godfrey vs.
Harvey Terry, says the Charlotte j Observer,
a petition has been filed and granted for
a re-opening of the decree heretofore ren
dered in the case of Harvey Terry vs. the
stockholders in ihe Bank of Cape Pear,
and Judge Dick has ordered that it be
beard at a special term of the Circuit Court:
to be held in Greensboro, beginning the
third Monday in June. The case possesses
considerable public interest. i ..'.-- " !
Heavy Receipts. ;:H;?. j
The receipts of crude turpentine at this
port since Saturday foot up, as far as taken
to account, 13,498 barrels, being the largest
posted on any one day since the war, and
some say since ViImington haB been a port.
The receipts of. the week amounted to 23,-'
191 barrels. The receipts of. tar yesterday
were also quite large, footing up 1,610 bar-!
rels, and the receipts of Jhevweek amount
ing to 598 barrels. ; jf
Tbe New cotton Preaa. .
a The new cotton press, which
been "e?ted oa l"e wharf of the Wilming
ton Colt0n Compress Company and Ware-
house Company, waa in operation yesterday
forenoon and again in the . afternoon, for
the first time, and was found to work.verv
satisfactory, though only two-thirds of the
pressure ?Was on. The press wants a little
limbericg up,! &c, when it will be, fully
reaqy for business.
" In addition to the Hon. A.' M,
who Me llearn will lie a candidate for re
nomination, the name of Major Chas, M.
Stedman, of this city will be presented to
the next Democratic convention ef ihe
xmra yongrssiooatiJistrict. I
Tf it- 1 "nsea sorrow.",
HS we; suggest
iuai, ue give it tne iorna ana size of a Jet- r 1
sey mosquitp. TFbree8terPret.
: The Good Templars: received
$21.6 from the festival at LumberUjn. 7 j
romreeskept , insure confidence; and
JJr. Killra rtfthv Bvrah riAwpr nVAmicrf i
ief ia the diseases of childhood without at
Onra AfTotfn it .., TTai.. au . n
-".mjs Hew wip popular re-
"S-r ,uu ! f "v y cents a ootlle.
Connection - by
A Card Swindler Comet to Grief.
A colored indfvfO'uk! wE8 gave bis name
as John Davis, and who says, that be came
here from Charlotte, was arrested on North
Water street near ltd foot f Mulberry,
yesterday s ternoon, jb Officer Nelson, on
the' charge-iufrgansblfrfg or swindling' a
white man from Sampson county, by the
name of Nathuu Dudley, out of $10 liy
means of cards Upon beigiearched,aTler
Conffc'deraife ofll lnf ah old lr1h Caro
lina treasary' nolo were foil nd orf hisler
soQ,aDd alsc a p uaiber of.cai.Us m iiieh- Eo
trjed to3aroxjif9t WTWi feAh . ockr-upj
hut was pr'cyecte'd fjpni so doing by the of
fleer, opop te backs of which were certaiu
marks and iumDe?ry'!Tbe": money? which
he took froni lgtfley'was banded ib 'i
confedefttie, wheJlrau disappeared. He
no doubt, a renlar hrnr - rniii liu von
yja i nesaay afternoon, at a store in ihe
same neighTjorbbod. a-ftoi(fii?Mf!Wiin.t?
I., il : - i . " ' ""if
while standing In a crowd, fuddehly jerked
aemait roil jtffiFillaij amoilnling to seven
dollArs, frmjt pUketMr Sydney
Joh nson , o( Sampson cou n ty, and made
off with it Another colored man in tl
crowd; as ifrf ! Johnson' Was i about id pur
sue tbe thief,4uggested that he should hold
on a moment and he wonld gel a police
man, when he hastened into the street and
neither of the parties, who were doubtless
confederates, have since been seen by those
present, ill is believed by persons conver-
sant with therfacts that the'so ealled'Jbbn"
Davis and the 'party; who snatched Uhe
money - from, Mr. Johnson are one and j the
ejime person, put as Mr.; J. has .left ihe
city there is no one known at present who
can identify him. ' T . '
- r :! J;i!lf ; For the Star.
HO TO SELECT CANDIDATES,' &c
The question concerning the mode
of selecting candidates is not without ,
difficulties, i ! The nnmarv Umr,n
seems- less objectionable than others
as the voters indicate their choice dU
rectly, and thus avoid . the mostglarj
ing. chance; for tricksters and in
triguers. A. ii;
It is hoped the mode chosen will
. 4u kuo seieciion or men
qualified for the grave task. The
South has suffered thirteen years of
misrule, such as it is hoped may
never be repeated, and since the yoke
ICS . .1 1 A .
is removed let us rise eanal tr i.h .
casion, and, if it is bossiblp splpnt
ameliorate the eondiioD ol o op.
pressed and impoverished people,
J&JSnift amp8 (or va-'
-f "u aic iu ue uauuiea,
and their mention indicates that tal-;
ent and experience will be reauired
to consider thm nrnncrlo m;tY,; i.
Bixdavrio wS ?G 7 lthinhe
sixiy aays to which the session is hm-
lted. Let our people take the direc-
tion of Gov1. Hendricks to the Indi-
anians, "Select vour best men and
none others 7 ' oL
For the Star.
on Friday 12th instant, the Democrats
of Bladen met in the courthouse for the
purpose of appointing delegates to the ap
proaching State, Congressional and Judicial
Conventions.; The meeting had been called
oy the County Executive Com
court week had been selected to insure a
good attendance.: . p ; j ;: . ; ,
C. C. Lyon, Esq , as Chairman of the
vouuiy executive Committee, called the
meeting to order, explained its object, and
asked Thos. J. Norman, Esq,, to fill the
chair temporarily: and Ay M MTiTo!ii
Esq., to act as Secretary pro tern. -
On motion a committee of three on per
manent organization was appointed, and it
recommended C. C, Lyon, Esq., forperma-
nent nhnirman anI: tVT A- t
- - , UUv. , uicuuiau, jr.,
iSq , for permanent Secretary. Th
ing ratified the recommendations.
On motion the Chairman nnnninioi nr.
delegate from each township in the countv
dicial Conventions a different delegate
,. . , " wtavc, vongressionai and Ju
The following are the delegates ap
pointed by the Chairman, and afterward
unanimously ratified by the meeting, its
Chairman insisting that the meeting should
ictigw uia appointments: M
wf olie invention: Messrs.: J Q
4UC x.oye, jr., jo, jn. Tatom, C.
P. Parker. O. J. Gardner. Tt P a hw t
M. Devane. J W. ft mtt'i n '.
t W -,, t . V i.
M b.. ooi3Ewi?'i- K K"J-
W Purdte iJTS? Convention: J..
vin Wn'd Tatom, Jno. S.: Mel-
2 MJlJ ?"t?? JJ?a F Croom' An"
gus McFadyen J. Ai Cromartie; WiN.l
SmjPer1,'Jnof to0' L H,SnUlh, Dun-'
can McLean, Jnp. A. McDowell; and by
'Srt?e2L?u"? P 3. aL'yonanJ
To the Uudicia T Coni ;saV
uicuiusu. ir. ...- I
rrm . . u . 41la. .
Lvon - -T-: , . T DU
ojjruB. -. - ' ::!;; T tit . . . I
JV5iQ Lyon. ;the.X)bairman,!
7h?'7" btedmai1. Jr ' Ihei Secretary, f:
the meetimrjrwere adriMi i k k..J.i..!
r ' '. r - r
Hf lpoatsa l .1 : me - oueii tor me use 01 one or
V -i- - ; fhe artillery guns jn the Stale arsenal, to aid
Wither? SE? .iy dele8le .filing to attend the proper celebraUon of the 20th of May.
t o-lf fe three conventions to which be Federal Court met at Slatesville on
hh mIw1?rCan'1 in writingi giTei Monday; Judge Dkk presfding.- ItVas
O?1 m?J em' ;; " J rumored 00 the streeU yeslefday lhat the
iiwoSS1"1'' prance people wojild run a candidate
V iT?r-irL?,0d'S- Mercerva-Smiihli 0 Torchlight." While Ro
n'r w n lark,D. .G; Robeson, ! hmson'a show was being ferried over the
w" iW't ImcwMj Vt B. Sutton, rRH Roanoke river on the 5th inst, the largest
n mnliH. I. . , . '
-i - m. uiuicoaamijannni,..-! I
' ,"","vu" meeimir aaionrnRrt:-:
1 m. a oj C P"Lt Chairman,
Nl A. Stedmajj, Jr.; Beery.asi-,i , 7 ;
nbnpleant Predleamenl. '
A German named
Cherry,Valley. has nlaced Junf O
. .. "... -
r mui pf;uipament.,Hia l
I tDlTa Vina nn Ul. . : ...' i ' : !
"""""a Teeu an valid, and a
few days ago,u thinking; ihat she was
aying, sne insisted' that her husband
shbuld mply,.ir.ith Jierlofferepeated
request to; make her sister hiaapnnn
wifi No .BS?i&?!5S S?Sdf
i7 1 v ,"' ?.OQUZ!
T "ave tne marriage occur before
she closed hef eyes Unf!eathr''The!
ceremouy was accordingly performed J
a riejghboting jusUce of the peace of 4
fioiating; Mod strange to say, Mrs 1
Sultz SbJx has rallied and is rapidrP
growing stronger! and prdbablV'will
get: welL h Mr. Suitz isvarixious to
now hqw he can read his title clear j
' Miss Lizzie Dunn; a irl of ihi;
teen, living' at HilJsboro, was dr-aiir .it r
burue,! ,,,, Ust,Srday. She aUemp
lo hglii fare with a can of kerosene.
. Aphevittv; Citizen: Judge Clnmi
will b fin Yancey ville next week, and 2
hungry .f.,r b ml Bar-buffters of Yn
cey villei pie.-ise. tke uolice. , Youl
Kerly.w:isarraigtied Monday under ig
dictmeiitfor kilHnsror c'Ausin,r tu .LIQ:
yoiing Moffltt. same rifieen raTnthsae T
is not believed that l.e can possibly be'on
victed, or that he is kultij?-
cmrt house bell is under a passing cloud
bt lL oyer 10 Tuiki-y Cfc Mntaiu , To
Ashe l.e can hear a durued sight furder
than Im can lae .new-fauSled ont just
up in the court hou e.": J uea
7" Staie,!vll,e American: Col. J08
Vyilcox. of Philatklphia,n eminent geolo
0..t i aruieu ana prospected c
tenbively examiniog mineral deposits in a
number of Slates, including Western North
Caroling: called ui.on ns last , week, and
rrom Whom we learned that this State has .
larger number of varieties of the mineral
kingdom than any State in the Union. Co!
Wilcox, selected a number of fpecimena
from the large collection of Mr? Adlii
Stepheusf.n, of this place, which he will
forward lo Iho-Paris Exposition. By the
-j, uicpuuusou possesses the bestcoi
lection in that line, so we learn, in the State
and very attractive to behold.'
Reidsville correspondent of tl
Norfolk Virginian writes April 12th We
were .visited yesterday evening by a vtrv
great hail storm, together with a whirlim
Ihe hair was as large as a small eg Tt
broke the window glass out of all thTwin
dows it came in contact with. The wind
passed over the farm of W. U. Henderson
and blew down his cotton- gin, aud the ton
of bis barn was taken off and carried at
least fifty yards. His entire fence was laid
on the ground. Four men and one horse
were caught under the gin, where thev
went to seek shelter. - Three of the men
came out with much difficulty, but some
what ..braised.. The other man and the
horse hnd to be prised out, but were not
seriously hurt. Mr. Henderson's loss was
not less than $1,000."
;IIenrv Roberts, unlm-pd h k..
convicted of murder in Cleaveland cour'
upon circumstantial evidence, lie is to he
hanged on the24lhof May, unless pardoned
by the Governor, upon the application of
the judge, jury; solicitor and "hundreds ef
respectable and sympathizing citizens"
ihe Charlotte Observer states that in Febru
ary the body of fius Ware, negro, was
found on the track of the A. & C. Air Line
Itailroad, in Cleaveland county. One or
more trains had passed over the body be
fore it was discovered, and the theory was
advanced that he had laid down on the
track, while returning drunk from a dance
in the Jpeighborhood. and in this manner
met his death; but suspicion was directed
to a negro rained Henry Roberts, who was
known to have uttered threats against the
deceased, and he was arrested and lodged
in 3 ail at Shelby. , 6
. frewbern Aut SheU- Owing to
Newbern Nut Shell-.
cV-hU c.l 1 S?SSg'
paired through serious threat affection
' ihhk. , ieiegrapn poles between Fort
Macon and Wilmington, N. C, had an at-
tack of telirIum '"mens, and in the tem-
Prary absenceof hiscOmpanion wandered
from his tent on the Bogue Banks. Search
was made for him during the night, but
without success, and on Friday morning
nis body was found, his face and body both
b,e,ng"tfrnb,y. hruised, some distance from
thetenL , It is supposed be fell over a
i uu.. ji luc uauas imii I iih hho
and in attempting to clamber up inflicted
the wounds on his person,- which must
have been very painful until death re
lieved Lim of his sufferings.
Robesonian: The Presbytery of
Eayelteville will convene at Ionia Church
in this county, next Thursday week, 25th
inst. From every quarter we hear of
the ravages of the hail svorm. Some of the
stones were found by actval measurement
uiuu metres in i circumference.
The public exhibition at the, close" of the
colored school, which took pHce" in this
town on last Friday night, was Considered
a success by all, who attended it. The
speeches, dialogues, and singing were
very good, and : especially the sinking,
-r Lumber ton, the county seat of Robe
son county, is a town of about 1000 inhabi
tants, situated on the Lumber river, con
nected east and west by the Carolina Cen- x
tral Railroad and wilhin sixty-eight miles
of Wilmington, the principal seaport town
in the State. ; It has four churches, four
school houses, twenty five stores, one buggy
and wagon establishment, one saddle and
harness manufactory, two steam saw mills,
one beer pi ch manufactory, and wool fac
tory. The town is growing very rapidly.
The mail on the Cape Fear river need9
reconstructing in some way. There is not
a postoffice on the river of which there ia
not more or less complaint.,
- - Charlotte Observer; Saturday
night, at a gathering of country people at
the house of Mrs. Heffner, about six miles
from l;hrrvilla in T : i : .
?AnT " "i"" Vt"uwlu coumy, a au-
j "v-.uiicu ueiween several men. in
wWch James Anthony, a young man who
J'sinthe neighborhood, wal shot down
"d killed instanUy. Intelligence of the
nnfo"?nate occurrence was received here
yesterday afternoon, butverv few of the
particulars are known! ---Im? J M Ken-
drick wUl bathe next chief of tte firede-
partmenw He win receve be unanimJu3
U.r .T '
vownf tl Inn. v.- o. . .
D . .rviu Ul nir. JUDeiU ruLflKln.
nhn. l: . 7 -I
- nwe awp .ouroea to death, the
fire Iihtiikt hMn ri;0.m- . ..!. .
rescue them.: It ,8 understood that an
-application will be made, to the Governor
nr aJri., n i uo w:ranui
uctaoie lunouaiv mni a nil tnra nn
a earaen ience. sitorina roiia : j:
5e?tlo-t A litl,e negro- boy attempted to
NfiTe him Into the fery boat, whereupon
. ; . iu every u
the flepban t caught Lim in Lis 1 1 m nt Im,t
squeezed him nearly to death . He breathed
a feW 80COUU8 and then erhir ! W
Suitzliin-ZrJt1 ne,t monb there,
" . ; .uTrci T llfQIKr IB IUC
Z V '"ir ' -ne nouse occupieu
by Mr. Amos ean and family at Mr. J. C.
Cooper's North Pork lnlnt.ti..
x - Ane nouae occupied
DV Mr. A mm Tlaan a m J r ?i -i n
lliTln-f .f ridaylevening last, the
w TheT.fire occurred about 3
ocJockP. M., taking iiu surt from an op
Stairs room , ; It ws accidental: no in
surance: Mr.1 Dean lost about half of his
properly. --It is with oleasnm tht we
announce to the people of Granville that
iue taxes levied this year will be considera
oiy.Jess than jthose of several years past
ve pw Uw4 Tears 23lper cent, on the
f 100 has-been leyiedrto pay: the old debt.
This wa nonevieoTlbis year: The amount
collected -in toe two years for this purpose
was about $16,000. 1 New, so far as we can
learrj not one, dollar of this old debt has
yet been yaid. Why hasn't it? The money
has been collected. ,".