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THE RECENT DECISION.
We published at the time the an
nouncement of the decision of the
United States Supreme Court in .the
case of Edwards vs. Kearsey, in
which the opinion of Justice Reade
of the Supreme Court of North Car
olina was reversed. By this decision
of the highest tribunal, and which
settles the matter for all time the
homestead law of our State is any
thing elite than a blessing; Debts con
traded before the ratification of the
ordinances of the Convention of 186S
could not be satisfied by the sale of
the homjesteadso it was held. Judge
-Reade decided in the case of Hill vs.
Keasler, we believe it was, that the law
had no retroactive power whatever.
But all this is reversed by the decl
ine United States Supreme
Creditors have redress: they
can seize the homestead for the pay
ment of debts antedating the home
stead law. (This will bring great
distress upon the country. If the
creditors bear hard upon the debtors
there must be widespread dismay and
suffering, and a vast increase of liti
ood lawyers have insisted
all along that the homestead law was
(uicoiistitulioual in its 3 retroactive.
-that; do State could pass a1
impairs the obligations of a
Col. L. C' Ed wards is one
of the leading lawyers. in the Raleigh
ludicial district, and resides at Ox
ford. Baldy Kearsey is a ffree negro"
of some smartness and & great deal
of meanness one of the "old issue."
He-owed Col. Edwards a debt, we
believe for legal servicesj and would
not pay it. Edwards was one of the
lawyers who believed that if a case
was made up and takfti to the Su-
Cpurt of the United States;
decision of the lower court
would be set aside and the ruling re
versed. The result has sustained his
legal opinion and confidence.
The homestead law has been a sort
of contention between the
In every campaign it has
been a prime card in the bands of
the Republicans. With it they have
played successfully upon the fears of
the peop e. But all this is gone. In
the nex; campaign their greatest
- engine will be without steam, and
will remain helpless on! the track.
As the riillsboro Recorder says in an
able artiole on The Homestead:" :
' "Tbe Homestead is however unimpaired
&a regards jdebts contracted subsequent to
the passag of the Ordinance Of the Con--vention,'
and, except so far as shorn of its
beneficent powers by the opinion of Judge
Bynum, will stand, a mutilated monument,
it is true, of Constitutional wisdom. There
is this much of eomfort at least.
"And there is one pleasant reflection in
connection! with- these decisions. The
Homestead law is tbe thunderbolt the Rad
icals have always held ready to launch at
and annihilate their Democratic opponent.
Now, if there was any wrong inflicted upon
the people by holding them for years under
the delusion of an erroneous opinion, that
opinion was enunciated from the Republi
can Supreme Court Bench of North Caro
lina. And if there is any wrong: imposed
by the decision just made in Washington,
that decision was made by the Republican
Supreme Court of the United States.
"The . Democrats escape the horn of
either dilemma.", , , . J, -
e judge from a paragraph in the
Memphis Avalanche that the Nation
als are very strong in Tennessee, of
which we do not remember to have
seen mention before. The Avalanche
says: V j 1 xi ?U
"It will astound the average politician if
the Nationals would -walk off with the
honors of the coming election. 1 And they
ffiay do so in enough counties to control
the organization of the next Legislature."
The vote of the House in repealing
the bankrupt lawy was a good deed.
It has beeir a regular Pandora's box,
and we are glad thecountry'is to
get rid of it. : ! ' .) v:''
r .11 ? FJ T 1 . 1 1 wjv A it. ?.: ' rrr -n ri -r-" 1 -w-r 1 v (v - 'I rr-rrrm a
obbcrrb injeiis PULPIT. y j
Beecher is j a most' extranrdinnvt- !
man. lie is undoubtedly a man of
genius a man of prodigious mental
resources. Just how probably tbree
fonrlhs of the American people be
fieve him td be s a very , impure and
wicked' man that be . is, living an
eternal lie But be does not? appear
to be disturbed by this overwhelming
adverse judgmeutl . He goes on . just
as if his life, was saintly and bis char
acter without blot or lataio. His
preaching is remarkable ' still.' ' He is
gradually, drifting away from the re
ceived standards, and often expounds
a new for theSbld! gospeh He was
oat all lasi weekUravelling and lec
taring, and oa&aaday be was in his
pulpit aS Brooklyn4 preaching elo
quently and with much ; u notion an
pared it no one Jcnows. iWe suppose
it was almost j extemporised both as
to thought and language. ' We will
give some extracts to show bow this
great and original preacher can still
"preach the word," and express his
own assurance of a blissful hereafter,
whilst a large proportion of his fellow
men will condemn him as a liar, a hy
pocrite " and as unclean. But hear
him:..-- , ' I ' ' ';- i
"This is the one dayfof nil the calendar,
because the whole alphabet of human hope
is in this day. This rising of the Lord
Jesus Christ is the seal and surety of im
mortality to mankind. Everywhere there
is a longing for continued existence. We
long for immortality. We cannot bear the
conception of being extinguished as candles,
fur a thousand reasons. Harriet Martineau
may do this, but I think in that she put
herself apart from her kind. I j am not
willing to go back to dust. I never read
of the destruction : of - Phidias' statue of
Jupiter without sorrow. I have sympathy
with a broken and wrecked locomotive.
When Christ says we shall rise, I
accept it by the evidence that comes from
every fervent feeling of my better nature.
Every faculty cries out. 'It should be so.
It should be so. We wish to be
heritors of the knowledge yet -to be re
vealed. 4 We want to koow the solution of
the moral questions of tbe world. 1 be
lieve that by and by I shall understand all
these procuring causes which are now nas
cent, when there shall be 'a perfect har
mony, and star shall answer star, and the
whole universe thunder tbe chorus; when
there shall be no tear below and nothing
below or above but God, and humanity
transformed by God. I
"Then there is the mystery of the future,
the completion of God's universe. I be
lieve that part after part of God's scheme
is being wrought out. There is coming a
time wuen all tlie discordant and dishevelled
elements shall be gathered up. I want to
be there to see it. J am willing to work in
the quarry and the mine, so that by and by
I may see the outcome. . And at last I
shall see Him, and with . Him I shall see
my own. At last I shall join my father and
see my mother. -Again in my arms I shall
cradle my babies. . But high among all,
chief among ten thousand, and altogether
lovely, shall be Jesus, my Saviour and my
God. Then I will say: 'Not unto me, O
Lord, but unto Tby name! be praise and
glory, forever and ever.' n ;
' GBTTT8BI7B6. -j ''
We notice in the last Norfolk Vir
ginian a letter trom uapt. j w. is.
Bond, a very intelligent gentleman
of Scotland Neck, Halifax county, in
regard to the battle of Gettysburg.
He sends the Virginian a list of the
killed and wounded among the
North Carolina, ' Virginia and Geor
gia troops. Capt. Bond writes:
: ;"The part that refers to tbe first corps is
an -xtract from a report published in April
1874. By the Southern Magazine. That of
the other two corps I have just received
from Washington, and will, if you wish it.
send you tbe original as received from the
i We will not now publish the long
list of casualties, but will give what
the Virginian says, which, it will be
remembered, is a strong defender of
Col. Walter Taylor and his infalli
bility as a historian. Tbe Virginian
says: , ' - 1 .
Frorjfjheabove table famished by our
courteous correspondent we make the fol
lowing recanitulation of the losses in killed
and wounded, sustained by the soldiers of
the three States, and It will he seen that
those of the gallant Old North State greatly
exceeded her sisters: si . - ! r - -Killed.
North Carolina . .695 3,181 3,870
Georgia. . . . .329. ; 1,701 2,030
Virsinia..-. 875 " 1.971 2,346
V The total of killed and wounded in tbe
three States was. killed. 1,399; wounded,
6,853; making a grand total of 8,252 killed
and wounded." 7 .. ...i. r
Here we see that North Carolina
actually lost nearly as ' many as both
Georgia and Virginia. As j HetbV
division, commanded . by, the lament
ed Gen. Pettigrew, has been so gross
ly and inexcusably misrepresented by
Northern and Southern! writers by
Scribner's Monthly) by, Swinton, by
McCabe, by " Pollard, by Taylor and
others who ought to know better,
and ought to have been governed by
a higher sense of justice and courtesy
we give tbe casualties:
Killed. Wound'd. Total.
Pot t fore w'sN.C bri-
eade; ...190 "- 915 .-1105
brigade ...... . v.25l
s;th to- Cl nf Davis' . J
Va. brigade , 39 .,. 159 , 198
that Petti ere w's bn-
grade, composed of four North Caro
lina regiment ibst 1,1 05 men ; killed
arid wounded. . Heth's division ,pe
in naA tn A. P. r Hill's : corns. - Peri-
. W" 1 ' " 1 '- . ' 1 I 1 - - - 1 -- - ' - - . . - . . -
I 1 - ' ' - - - t : : . ii . : ; -
WILMIIjGrTON N. 0.y FHIDAYy- MAY 3; 1878.
der's division lost heavily also. V: Hi. I
xr'-.1..kirii;Ji.'i f jH.'-V ii 1
Scales' N. C. brierada 192
Lane's NV C. brigade. 41 u ' 348 889
fi ?K 1
a Now, let ns turn to Pickett's fa- 1
" 2 V - - - - - i
moas division Ana see how it fialterea 1
compared with others We eive the
finreRt v hU:UM ! &f ni i t
iiii viV ivnv& I
Garnett's Va. brigadeSM1 ?402 j
- U.UIU. II VUUU, 1VMI. I
Axmisteau's va. do 80 " 400 $49 1
Kemper's Va. oiM5ft856
Grand totals. ; 224; 1140$$$ 1864
' It will be seen that the fifieeri regh
merits : composing that ; division had
but 224 killed In ettire ws Jtrfi
gade of North Carolinians there were
bub. four regiments.- i f How , many
were kitted? We answer 190 " Add
to these the number .of killed feee
and we have 229 killed in the-Jive
regiments from North Carolina in
Heth's division,- or actual y fiv& more
th an were killed in Pickett's fifteen
regiments of "magnificent Virgin-f
ians." .This is very curious, to say
the least, considering bow much mis-
misrepresentation has been made.
We wish to state another interest
ing fact that the tables published . in
the Norfolk Virginian show. Vir
ginia had eight brigades and three
regiments; Georgia had eight brig
ades; JNortn Carolina naa seven
brigades and three regiments. Now
if North Carolina troops did not do
much hard fisrhtiusr and behaved as
badly as Yankee i and Virginia wri-
ters have renresented. of course she
did not lose half as manv troons as
either Virginia or Georgia, for
cowardly or inferior troops rareiy
. i MoaA l
and die. But what aYe the facts 1
The tables show the seven brigades
and three regiments of North Caro
inians only lacked some five or ten
of having: as many men killed at
Gettysburg as the sixteen brigades
and three regiments of Georgians and
As long as the world stands these
figures will give the lie direct to all
statements that would detract from
the magnificent fighting qualities of
the North Carolina 'soldiers at Get
We add. the casualties in other
North Carolina brigades:
Killed. Wound. Total
Ramseur'sN. C. Brig... 20 119 139
Daniels' N. C Brig. .... 135
erson's N. C. Bng. ...Ill
Dke's N. C. Brig..... 32
We add the testimony of a Northern
writer, as old newspapers become
valuable in after years, because of
the historical material they contain.
The 12th New Jersey regiment was
opposite tbe leit of Pettigrew s
brigade. In a sketch of that regiment,
contained in a volume, entitled, "New
Jersey, and the Rebellion," is j this
testimony, '(pp. 304, 305) :
"But at last, as they crossed the Emmets-
burg road; only one hundred yards from
our immovable line, a storm of fire and lead
burst right in their faces, volley after volley
smiting their serried ranks. At tne same
instant, enfilading fires, from half a score
of crests, swept over and among them.
Then, at last, their stern lines wavered;
then, crumbled and broken, gave way. But
aeain. in one fierce, convulsive effort, they
returned to the charge, hut again were
swept away, like merest chaff, and now.
disheartened and beaten, nuauy witnarew.
IaahShm i a triAtAva a nil nnSnio n IKa aIsI "
ICAf IU5 UO llbVUlOai Oil VHItD VU U9 UlUi
This surely was highly creditable.
We doubt if the "magnificent Vir
ginians" could have done better.
Capt. Fi8ke, 14th Conhecticut,pub
lished an account of the battle in the
Springfield (Mass.) Republican.- It
was dated, "Battle of Gettysburg,
July-4, 1863." We copy a small por
tion. He was left : of Archers bri-
gade, which was the right of Heth's
division. Capt. Fiske sayst
' "In 'three magnificent lines of -battle,
preceded by a line, of skirmishers, the re
bels charged across the valley and up. the
slope, at the crest of, which our single line
of troops lay bemad a stone lence reaay .to
receive them. 1 in most gallant style tney
receive Uiem. id uiush uttuaui. bivio tucv
came on. I don't believe troops ever made
a firmer or I most persistent charge under
such a murderous fire. But it was too
much for human valor to accomplish."
lien. Joseph K. , Uavis (not a
North Carolinan), in his pfiicial re
port of the battle,4 dated August 23,
1803, bears ample ' testimony to the
courage and devotion : of Heth's di
vision, and has described graphically
its advance. What he says is impor
tant testimony, but we can only
make room for" the i following ' ex
' "Under this destructive fire which com
manded our front and left with fatal effect,
thn trnons dtsnlaved' srreat" coolness.: were
well in hand and moved steadily forward, - -
regularly closing up the gaps made in their
muae. vui au.auwv uw
became more or less deranged; this was in
each case promptly reclined, anq tnougn
its ranks were growing thinner at every
steD. this division moved steadily on, in
line with he 'troops on the right, when
within musket ranze . we encountered a
hetvjfire of small armi from vwhioli w
laflered sevefelT. but this did oo for Kino.
offered severely, but this did hot for a mo
ment cnecK tne aavancev a ne right of the
division, owinsr- to , the conformation of
the ridge oh which' the enemy was tosted
naviog a. aaorier awtapcv : w , pass ; over ta
reacn ftis nrst line or aeience, encountered
Mm first to close conflict but -thtf whole
icLw, o mwuv wait. ucuiuv wuwn me u--
t.. 4. MnrAuti...
we wfw subjected Uomoi;aUkig fire I
effort to earnr the DOSiUon rwu Jhftnelea I
'-7.' .-.;" 7v . W '3
and-there. was nothing left but to retire to I
uo ummj wmB wwwe 1
eoolness and courage of meiiahdWcerf 1
are worthy higher cmuneaaoit: kfn t
& BACK DOWII.
: We intended to remark Jupon Mr I
Hayes's reported; convefsatiorii6rjM I
fiuv4 Ours readers! wibear inessir
iv. ' " -u- . , .r. it ' I
that we have tried td eaeeurege mm! I
WUC"CC, uo ffcc" wwrwifiug
10 retorm tne service, ana aaminister t
the government on broad and patriotic
principles. But we have been so
often disappointed that we have but
little confidence in his promises. In
the conversation with Congressman
Campbell, Mr. Hayes said he expected
to contribute his proportion to the
campaign expenses, and it was not at
all objectionablejf or other ofBce-hold-
ers to do the same. Not only so, but
he expressed himself as actually de-
siring such action on the part of tbe
ninety . thousand office-holders, and
then, to give a still more fatal stab to
all of his professions, he went on to
8ay lhat he would not object if they
eveu woK uauu n tue campaign,
provided they did not use their posi-
tioBS ' to manipulate patronage and
manage party machinery.
xmow. bucu a ciear uacK. uuwn aa
thia is simply disgusting. He goes in
under the flaer of reform, and all of
his official utterances the first teu
months of his administration are in
that direction. But for the last three
or four months he .has been weaken
ing even in his mellifluous talk. He
.has don6 nothing, in the matter of
reform, of special note, but be at least
talked and wrote reform. Now, : un
der the exigencies of party, .aud find
ing himself without a following, be
"craw-fishes" I badly and, literally
'goes back" on his record. The Bal
timore Gazette thinks that he "finds
serving two masters more uuplesant
than he expected, and is willing to
Hay aside his sanctimonious smile and
meet the boys half way."
The politician who starts out with
the idea that the people are blind and
fools, will in the end find himself so
deceived that he will
, .... . ... .. . .
wo biimuk w ....ww.. 'a
grocery or ihm rcrugo m
party. It is true the people have to
be educated upwards, and they often
learn slowly,1 but then they learn.
The sheep question is beginning to
be understood at last. In a state in
which there are more than eighty
counties admirably adapted to sheep
Culture, it is needless to expect that
the people will remain blind forever
to their own interests, and will be
content with the large and increasing
U..,innf nn..ni-nWaL.t.tiA Anr. W
yi " va a w u a w va v a. u wmw
copy the touowing sigmncant para -
crranh from onr rennected r.ontemrjora -
b , . , . V. .. ,
ry, the Charlotte Observer, which we
commend to the attention of all
4 . - v
persons whose patriotism B being
deeDlv stirred at the prospect of be-
ing candidates for the Legislature:
a "The Asheville Pioneer says that the
sheep-raiBing farmers of tbe eighth Con
gressionai uistrict nave sat apwn aeavuy
Robinson, of Macon, because he rose in his
upon ex bpeaker oi tue U.OU83, James u.
place in the' Legislature last winter,
when a dog law -- was 1 unaer aiscussion,
and said that if any public man had
a desire to kill himself he had ! but
to vote in favor of such a tax as that pro
posed.2 The mountain farmers, believing,
stranzelv enough. ' that sheen are more
valuable than dogs, were not pleased -with
I iniuauro wuu uuft"! ..--uu
this sentiment, and, in this way, the Pieneer
explains the fact that Captain Robinson's
name has not been pressed in the Congres-
sional race this campaign. As soon as the
whole people of the Btate come to entertain
-r. i .
as healthy senuments upon tnis sunjectas
do these mountaineers, we will see im the
Legislature a set of men who will slap a tax
upon tne inousanua ui vwuu. vu.. m.
infest the State.
Prince Bismarck is reported t6 have
m. uuvi, e
said to his physician that short of a
miracie war . ia iuouauic. - x nuuc
Gortschakoff thinks the Congress is
certain to meet in May. A the Sir.
aid suggests, these are not strictly
contradictory sayingsf or the Con-
I rrvaaa matr moat. An fi Xff&T still fnllnw.
4 n -K.i0 ,nr rnor
The chances for war. have been grow-
Jug greater UUllug tusiaon w v wwam
general that war certain to come.
Father Evans is . now consider -
ine whether or not he will declare himself
a candidate for the Legislature." .
.jTBBBIBIiB CUTTING AFFBAT.
Tot !Clr :lBf Mc ; fllrtI
lMatbMFMtrBl -fin CXI MK . - m.m&
Last night about 7 o'clock,7 a'i terrible
cutting affray occurred on Ninth, between
Mulberry i-nd Walnut streets, between two
colored men by the name of Alfred Benten
weorge uoiewmcirresuiiea ti? -.sencu.
iBJu"es H tBe le w
. - r ' :rl .
met rue .two men were . suDsequeauy
tasen 10 ine station nouse oy umcers xuiea
and King,i where we callea soon afterwards
and' found Dri; AV E. Wright the city
physician, engaged in dressing the wounds
of r Genrre Gala, while Alfred Benton was
' lvini? nnon the floor in an adioinine room.
Cole had been stabbed in the r left breast.
just under the shoulder blae).be wound
being 1 apparently two iincbes deep, and
ftwachtho Wood waa triung..ne
atooshad tw less' serious cntBtan the .back
, . . , r ,
the left cheek, which was laid completely
open, ana trom wnicu 0100a was j uowmg
profusely. In fact, the station house had
more tbe appearance of a butcher pen than
anything else, in consequence of the great
quantity of blood that had flown from the
wounds of the two sufferers. i
Cole's statement is to the effectt that a
quarrel bad ensued between himself and
Benton 00 Thursday night last, and that
Benton threatened to kill him. On! Friday
night his wife also overheard' Benton ma
king a threat to kill him on the first oppor-
tnnitv. Cole aava ha riaid no Attention to
these - threats, having no idea that .they
"were meant to be in earnest. Last evening,
wevev was mel on;n reeMna as-
. . . . . flrat MrtW hfi nntiop, k
ca8e knife on the ground at his feet and
picked it up, with which he defended him
self to the j best of his ability against the
deadly assault of his adversary, succeeding
in inflicting the wound in the face, which
we have alluded to, when. tbe fight ceased.
Cole's wound is considered by the attend
ing physician as u very serious one, and
may result fatally, it being somewhat of the
character of the one received by, Lewis
Davis a short time ago, and from which be
died, while that , of Benton is one of the
ugliest that it has ever been our fate to look
upon.thougb it is not considered dangerous
from the fact thai it. is not contiguous tq
any vital part.- t ,
Cole, who is well known, from his having
been employed for sometime past as a la
borer in Oakdale Cemetery, and who gave
tbe necessary bond, was taken home in an
ambulance provided by the Chief of Police,
be being in too bad a condition to walk,
while it was decided not to remove Benton
until this morning.
A treat of An Alleged Criminal.
A colored Deputy State Constable from
Columbia, S. C, by the name of Richard
Jones, arrived here on yesterday evening's
train in search of one Thomas Thompson,
colored charged with robbing a colored
man in Columbia and runing away from
that place, and subsequently, in company
wln others, breakine open and robbing
.stores and other buildings at Eastover and
I Acton, on the Wilmington, Columbia &
Augusta Kailroad, A snort time alter tne
J Viuusiiiuie a arrival ucio uo nas wukiug vu
1 -rrr . !. T-
i Sheriff Daniel Howard, when he encounter-
ed the very Individual he was after. jwhere-
j upon be was taken into custody and lodged
in the county jail to await a requisition
from the Governor
A Large Snake.
A rattlesnake, measuring over four feet
in length, was killed in Brunswick county.
yesterday, by Mr.- Etastus G. Goodman
Hia attention was called to the snot where
ihe snake was discovered by the pitiful waU
j pf a gosling which bad been struck by the
j poisonous fangs of the reptile and died in a
1 lew minutes afterwards.
1 col. aller'S card.
1 We are authorized to announce that Col.
William A. AiJjKn's (name will be before
the Democratic Convention of the Third
Congressional District .for the nomination
I r JOngress. no uiKea wis uicuiuu vr
making the announcement ton account of
his aversion to. he ordinary methods of
electioneering for nominations for dignified
positions, and because nis engagements
forbid his doing so extensively in anyomer
Froa. Washington ; ,
Special to Richmond Dispatcbjl :
-HOUSE FOE THE HOBTH CABO-.
UNA COAST. ' " " ' I
! i ; . , Washingtoit, April 26.
t The Light-house Board to-day in
formed . the House tu Committee on
Commerce that they approve, of .the
. . , . . . i . j
erection of lights in Currituck sound,
ChOvCan river, and Albemarle sound,
'pnat : in - Albemarle ' sound will be
rtBj- at Laurel Point, as a liffht-
Vt rar i a M.niai1 tnflra It Will - OS Or.
i . . - t
about $15,000. The others are! all to
De beaoon-lights, and will in the ag-
ffreffate cost only f 20,000 more.
THE FISH HATCHING.
.r- lulrmB. t JZ
i mill nnntinnn AnAratinna in Alhemar e
gound until the ? 10th of May, by
wnicu time ue expects to ustuu
"000,000 young fisb. Up to this date
of Virginia and North Carolina! He
has also- hatohe.d; between two j and
I three hundred thousand ubernngB-r
he first successful experiment in this
iiDemaae r 1
l - - - - j
VUt IUD UHlr ""
says: "Alter a was ail over some one re-r
membered for the first time that tha town
1 bad recently bought afire engine from the
1 City of Wilmington, which was wa.tti.PX ip,
the engine nouse lor serycej
Tbe North' Carolina ' Political Ca.nl-
fdron Jndlelal and. Senatorial Con
teat. i::-J-::.lijfxi:J'i :)yt: r-v";' ?5 ,
r a Special to . Baltimore Sun. : -
. ' Washingtok, April 24, ir
North Carolina politics are attract
ing some attention here i at this time.
The Democratic convention to nomi
nate candidates for - Judicial officers
&o.t- will meet in June. i 4 or a month
or two there lias beenr a discreditable
sauabble iu progress between several
of the aspirants for Judicial position,
Which has threatened tbe harmony of
the 'Democratic party of the" State;
This has bad the; effect to; .stir xip
hopes in the Republicans ot regaining
some, at least, oi xneir iusl t;rouna,
and some of the moreprbminent-bave
come on to ; Washington to consult
with;, the Republican A leaders -?as to
what . means . shall be . used, to take
advantage "of the situation. , One1
result of this consultajtion is said to
here if the', outlook-, should ; ceavinn.e.
sufficiently promising to justify it.
" The Democratic Congressmen from
North Carolina, while admitting that
he quarrel over tbe Judicial. officea
has not been beneficial to the morale
of their party, are of the opinion that
it will . uot have any : serious effect
upon Democratic prospects at the ap
proaching election. Another element
which will make tbe canvass of unu
sual interest is the senatorial sue-'
cession. The contest will . be be
tween ' Judge Merrimon, the pre
sent Senator, and . Gov. Vance . The
great point attempted to be made
against Judge Merrimon is that he
was elected to the seat which he now
holds by the vote of tbe Republican
members of the Legislature, aided by j
a few Democrats who would not vote,
for Gov. Vance, who at the time was
the Democratic caucus ' nomiuee.
This' seems a singular j objection to
make, as Judge Merrimon had no un
derstanding whatever with tbe Re
publicans, and did not know that any
of them had the least intention of
voting for him. Although Gov.
Vance may be just aa good a man, it
is only fair to say that Judge Merri
mon has been one of the ablest mem-.
bers of the Democratic side ef the
chamber, and no one has fought"
harder than he in the last six years
for the constitutional rights of the
South. . j
Montgomery Blair and tbe Plorlda
Washington Star,' 24. j
Star "Do you consider this al
leged confession of mueh value; will
it have much weight ?" j
. Blair "By it one pregnant xir
cumstance has been added to what
everybody already knew. I Every per
son of average intelligence knows
that Hayes was not elected. The
confession strengthens a truth which
no one doubts. Mr. Barlow, Attor
ney General of New York, himself
said that Hayes was not elected. It
is a coufession of the fellows who
j THE 6BBAT PEAUD."
( Star "What were the motives,
do you think, which led to the con
fession; was it forced ?"
Blair "The con f ession is, 1 think,
wholly voluntary. ' I understand that
,McLin has ' recently had a series of
misfortunes. He has lost his children
and been much depressed; This, with
other misfortunes, has awakened him,
and his conscience has been pricked;
There is no doubt but that this con
fession is genuine and wholly volun
tary: r --1:--;v-
Star "Why has it been sent to
Washington ?" ;'J: .' V-
Blair "I suppose -because this
place is the focus of public opinion.
and. because the attention ' or tjon
gress can be directly called to it.''
Dublin Freeman's Journal.
It was not that Lord Lei trim was a
bad man. Many of those who knew
and served him loved him well. But
he had been -bitten by two deadly
tarantulas; an unswerving belief in
the lights of property and a passion
for litigation. In a word, a career
which might have 4een a useful one
was wasted, fruitless, and unhappy,
bringing profit to no one save the
Llawyers, who have Jost in Lord Lei-
iriui me Biouieob suu juubi ucucui
litigant in all Ireland. The memory
of the errors of that career will, how
ever, how be, in a degree, over
shadowed in the general horror at the
crime which closed it a crime at
which, we must again express our
profound and heartfelt horror.
j "'- ,'' Sontbern Feeling. ;
' ! LBoston Journal.l . j '
A gentleman who has just returned
from a sojourn jn the cotton States
reports that a great change has taken
place in the general sentiment of the
white people ol that section respect
ing Northern men. 'Heretofore no
Northern man, particularly if he was
a Republican, could ' avoid feeling
that he was held at arms' length and
on suspicion by ; the more; intelligent
natives of the South. .The man from
the North was Constantly! reminded
in many ways that ho was of another.
wiin wmcn iney aesirea to nave .in-
tie to do. .This has graauauy ueen
wearing away, but it is only within
a year that: a ? Northern, : man could
feel .that such sections i boatinty ,nad
disappeared, . ;r il va-i
- Kli?.abeth City- Caroliniau x The
prospect oi eood crops iu this section this
season is very encouraging.., Our farmers
are at work,' and are working harder than
everperofe . ; , : -
L The commencement of Greens
boro Female College takes place on the 29th
and 30th of May. Rev. J. T; Bagwell, of
Goldsboro, will preach the annual sermon,
and Robert ,T. t Gray, , Esq ,.of- Raleigh,
formerly associate editor or joe Advocate,
will deliver the address. 4. , : ?
'- Blount, of the Wilsou Advance,'
heard from: Some glorious women radiant
in sunshine of joyous expression, and re
dolent with the perfume of angelical in
fluences, are now - on a: visit to Wilson,
stamping upon the hearts of our gallants the
belief that here in t-ur own midst is the
lovelist retreat of earth's heaven, and that
all the hours that pass under the wand or
their eschaatmeak must needs be f tinged
With the rosiest feelings, of delight. ., t
5 Netobemian. Judge' Buooks.
This estimable gentleman and pure official
has been in our city, tbe past week, presid
ing over the Federal Court He, has slways
been highly esteemed in our community, as
he has throughout , the State. Learned m.
the law. honorable and conscientious in its
administration,' and scrupulously polite to
all the members of the Bar, . there are but
few members of tbe Judiciary who have
made themselves as popular and accepta
ble to the public as Judge Brooks. - u '
1-- Charlotte . Observer : j Yesterd ay
Mr. James Maglenn, master mechanic of
the Carolina Central Railroad, erected and
set in operation, at the water tank in this
city; an engine which is run without steam
--hotair? beipg used instead. .4 - The
grand jury "of the Superior Court, now iq
session ? at Lincolatoo,' yesterday found a
true bill, against At H. .Black, who, with
Pendleton, was arrested for shooting James
Anthony; . at the house.; of Mrs. i Heaf ner.
juaiimer, eruaviaaon tjonege, his acc
ea ineiavuauoa to aeiiverxne commence-
meat - address
rAhSi Monroe . High
School, in Juije
-f Charlotte Observer : The Btorm,
an edge pt which struck Charlotte ; about
sunset day before yesterday, amounted al- ,
most to a cyclone in parts of Iredell county.
Along the line of the Charlotte &8tatesvi)le
Railroad, about a .mile this side of States
ville, trees were torn up, their branches
blown off, and other evidences left of tbe
prevalence of a very severe storm.
Visitors from Gaston report that there is
still excitement in some parts of the county
on account of mad - dogs. Thus far -no
persons have been bitten. -The military
is looking up. Se.veral new members have
been added to the.companies recently.
It is likely that there will be two or more
visiting military companies here on the 20th
of May; -
Charlotte Democrat: At the
lale term of Buncombe Superior Court,
Judge Cloud sentenced Simpson Petty,
colored, to two years' confinement in jail
for whipping his wife. An appeal was ta
ken to the Supreme Court on the ground of
excessive punishment. Candidates
were quite plentiful at Lincoln Court, and
all very clever, as usual. We mana
ged to shake hands with all of them. -The
Rev. Mr. Atkinson, of Raleigh, for
merly pastor of the Presbyterian Church of
that (ity, recently visited his city, having
under consideration the idea of taking
charge, next Fall, of the Charlotte Institute
for youngadies. Mr. A. is still pastor of
one or tne naieign cnurches, the Second
Presbyterian J , , , .
Raleigh Xews: Mr. Willie T.
Gray passed through the city yesterday on
his way from Winston to Annapolis, where
he will enter the Naval Academy. He has
recently received the appointment. ' -
Thomas Young. Esq., one of the Justices
of the Peace in Keuse river township, died
on Tuesaay.nigut, suddenly. His age was
about 50 years. The stock of the North
-Carolina State Life Insurance Company
sola yesterday at auction, was resold in 24
hours at a profit of 100 per cent.. . The
white troops of the State have been ordered
to parade on the 20th of May next, and an
nually on that day hereafter. , Mr.
John Nichols, the well known publisher of
this city.has filed his petition in bankruptcy.
Tarboro Southerner: T. W. To-
ler died on Thursday last, in this place, of
pneumonia, in the 49th year of his age. He
was a native of Petersburg, a : painter by
trade,; and had plied his avocation in Tar
boro for many years, and died universally
esteemed, i-Washington correspondent:
The letter of Capt. R. A. Shotwell produced
a proround and sympathetic sensation here.
Beaufort county will cast her vote for
Maj. Testes for Congress. People in
the lower part of this county and Hyde are
compelled to send to JNewDera, the nearest
.Express office, ..for freight The distance
traversed in some eases is over 100 miles.
Tbe Easter Sunday school offering
amounted to $84.07. Mrs. Randolph, au
esteemed parishioner, contributed 1 100.
raising the subscription to $184.07.
Newbern Nut Shell:' Orange
Presbytery commenced Its session last
sight at the Presbyterian church, on New
street. Rev. Jacob Doll. . Moderator.
E reached a very interesting sermon, from
'euteronomy, XXXII chapter and Slst
verse: "For- their rock is not as our rock,
even our enemies themselves being judges."
At the conclusion of the devotional ser
vices the Presbytery was organized by
prayer, and Rev. F. Johnston, of Winston,
was elected Moderator, and Revs. H. T.
Darnoll, of Milton, and J. A. Womack, of
Pittsboro, Clerks. The religious feel
ing in the New Street Methodist Church
last night was not so intense as was expects
ed, though there - were-several penitents.
Joan It. Good, a prominent colored
man of this city, was stricken down with
apoplexy on one of our streets yesterday,
and, we learn, is now lying in a very criti
cal condition.- : ' - . ".
; Raleigh Observer: Col. Polk
returned yesterday evening from Avoca.
He reports the fish hatchings as going on
there on a most stupendous aud satisfacto
ry scale. Dr. Capehart haa made several
hauls of 100,000 herring. It was told Col.
Polk that Mr. Warren had made a haul of :
400,000. He had previously hauled in 295,
000 at one catch. Mr. Ned Wood had as
many as 200,000 on his beach at one time.
Tbe shad and - rock ' season has been bad
but the herring . run is splendid. To give
Some idea of the operations, Mr. Wood
wrote a note to Dr. Capehart to please lend
him 200 bushels of salt. ; Just think of it!
200 bushels a small loan, wasn't it?
Wm. Holly has been pardoned by the Go
vernor, j He was convicted at the spring
term, 1877. of Union Superior! Court of
manslaughter, He is sixteen years old, and ,
his application is signed by the judge, the
solicitor, and a very large number - of citi
zens. t s ; .
J . , Salisbury Watchman : Mr. and
Mrs. Luke Blackmer have been called to
Hartford, Conn., Jo the bedside of .their
Son, Mr. W. C. Blackmer, who is quite ill
with pneumonia. ; Mr. WUhe Blackmer,
who has been attending college ia that city .
for several years, is a very promising yoonp
man, 'and we hope soon to bear of his re
covery, i Van Burkhead, a notorious
character of this county, came to town last
week and said that he bad kilted a negro.
He was drinking and no oae believed hia I
story, but it has .since been discovered that ..
be was telling the truth. :The difficulty '
seemed sosoa trifling thine, but Burkhead, ;
who was drinking at the time beat him to
death with a handspike. ; He has fled tbe
country. - -Judge Schenek has with
drawn from the judicial contest. It would
have been better for bim never to have en
tered it not that we sympathize with him,
by sd Means t ' ' On Wednesday ? last a
horrid accident occurred, on the plantation
belonging to Thoa. P. Johnston, three miles
north of Salisbury, resulting in the death of
a child, three .years old, $he son of Mrs.
Trexler.i The same old story, leaving littlei
children by themselves, ,
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