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LEGISLATION FOR NORTH C1RO
We have had two elections during
the year. Those -will do for some
lime to come. The people. who have
been disturbed thereby can now tarn
their attention more strictly to busi
ness. In the meantime thinking men
should consider what North Carolina
Hiau.iH in greatest need of. The
Stak, from'time tbv time, 'has Vtrenn
ously insisted upon some new fea
tures in our legislation, and in some
ehauyea. The Star has advocated
in many articles protection for sheep
husbandry. It has insisted upon the
introduction of the Bell Punch as an
important and necessary adjunct or
agency in raising revenue and lifting
the public debt. The Star j has at
length urged in many editorials a
change in our common school system
its improvement in manyjj direc-
nuiio, uutu iu tuc auiuuiit pwucuj
the character of instruction, the time
consumed, and in the management.
It has favored the restoration of the
whipping post as an important re
formatory and punative agent. It
favors also the abolishing of the pen
itentiarv. because it does hot answer
the end in view, and is a burden upon
I 1itlU .n (tin nwint nvn.nnnn
the energies of industrious and hon
est people. The Star also insists
uuon a chanere in reerard to "the Dar-
douing power that it shouldbe taken
from the Governor and placed in the
hands of a competent legal tribunal.
Ihese are some of the points in.
legislation that the Stab has urged
upon the people, They are believed
to be both 'salutary and necessary.
North Carolina -would be benefited,
as we believe, by their adoption,
in addition to these important
questions, there are others that de
serve the attention of Legislators and
of, their constituents. A law to en
courage manufacture is certainly
Asylum ought to be. endowed by the
State. It is a noble charity, and is
doing a grand work, A law to regu
late local railroad freights is surely,
worthy of the gravest consideration.
An overhauling of the public offices,
and, where possible, to reduce the
number of employes and the salaries
paid, is important. We need, too,
wise legislation to favor and foster
the commerce of the State. j
In addition to these questions that
should be maturely considered, we
hud there are others that are I exer
cising the pens of some of our ablest
The Hillsborb Recorder has a long
editorial on "What the People
Want." We are glad to see that
it takes a position on many points
entirely in harmony with the reitera
ted views of the Stab. We are al
ways glad to have such an intelligent
co-laborer. It favors most wisely
the protection of sheep from the ra
vages of dogs. It says: j
"The question has been approached gin
gerly enough heretofore, . and members
drew back suddenly as if they had burned
their fingers. It is not so dangerous a ques
tion after all. It will only bury a few polU
ticians; time-servers die soon enough any
way. The people appreciate boldness, and
they are not so deficient in common sense
as might be supposed. Most of them are
ripe for the dog question. Let it be met,
and if dogs must be protected let them be
made to contribute something to . the reve
nue of the State. A howling nuisance and
a wasteful curse they now exist." J j
It advocates a return to the whip
ping post. It has some judicious re
flections upon "the road system," and
: emark8: . :': !'-':M ' ;
"North Carolina roads are a disgrace to
civilization, and are the fruits of a system
discreditable to intelligence, and reproach
ful to justice and a fair distribution of bur
. uens. But roads can never be better under a
system which exacts compulsory labor from
those least interested to keep them in re
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pair. The sense of iustice irevnltn t mm tha
idea of enforcing penalties under such cir
cumstances, and, therefore, all roads are
going from bad to worse, j Now! let the
Legislature take the bull by the horns with
boldness. Let it resolve that our roads shall
be made such as the age j demands. "- We
have passed the era of pioneer paths to or
through the wilderness. We demand high
ways for travel and traffic between estab-
uanea marts and towns. ; Such btehwavs-
wo ouuicimug. jut: mem De Duilt and
maintained by taxation. The people will
sustain legislation to that effect." J i
The Star indorses this. , We agree
with all that is said.
roads are publio nuisances. - Our
teemed contemporary a
so favors the
making the payment o
a poll-tax a
This is rieht
pre-requisite to voting.
and proper. No man should
lowed to exercise his sovereign now
er in controlling the Legislation and
Government of . a couhtry when he'
contributes nothing towards tiie sup
port of that Government. The! North-
rn- iaaicai - press will howl oveT
such an act of wisdom! and justice,
but let them howl ori. Let us do
what is right and proper, and! let re
sults take care of themselvej. The
Recorder makes a strong argument in
a nut shell, when it says':
"Everyone applauds the action of the
judges who require that alt grand jurors
shall have paid their taxes before they are
privileged to enter upon their inquisition
into the moral condition of their respective
counties, still more should they who choose
those who are to make or to enforce laws
how before they exercise their hght of
suffrage that they have given that substan
tial evidence of interest iri the affairs of
the State. It need disfranchise no! one. It
is impartial in its operation. 1 And the en
forcement of" the. law would relieve the
Common chool system of much of the
odium which grows out of its poverty." i
It also favors the amending of the
common school system. There is a
general conviction among reflecting
men that the present system; is ex
tremely defective and -inefficient. A
change an improvement is needed,
is demanded. We would be glad
for oar contemporary toj consider the
suggestion made by the Star months
since with reference to a. Superinten
dent for each Congressional District;
or a General Superintendent, as in
Tennessee, for each grauddi vision of
The Recorder does
not favor or
oppose the Bell Punch,
an open question. The
but leaves it
ginia has not been as satisfactory as
its friends and advocate's thought it
would be, and why? As we
stand it, the law is defective.
law were improved, and
machinery necessary to make it effec
tive, there is but little
the astonishingly good
doubt as to
would follow. As it is, the- State;will re
alize nearly or quite four hundred thou-
sand dollars from the Moffett
ter. This is no mean sum. I It would run
North Carolina for a yearj or so longer.
It would educate tens of thousands of
children. It would help pajy no little
of our public debt. It is true t!he law
ought to have secured j 1 5 Virginia a
revenue of a million and! a half dol
lars, but, as we have said, it was de
fective. The experiment was new,
and the system is far from perfect.
It can be made to vield twice or
thrice what it now yields. A
the kind for North Carolina
place a half million dollars annually
has favored and will continue
vor such a law believing it
wise, just, equitable, necessary and
very timely. ,
The Legislature will assemble about
January 8th next. Our imost intelli
gent people should advise with each
other should talk, over what
for the State, and
free to communicate their views to
the members of the General Assem
bly. Our Legislative bodies Utterly
. . . i .
have not been equal to the demands
and emergencies of the
hope for better things. !
Alas, alas, the gallan t
Maj. Teates is beaten jn the First
District by 160 majority. Another
unhappy illustration of the old say
ing that misfortunes never come sin
gly. Teates is a good, faithful Rep
resentative, and it is a shame and re
proach that he should jbe defeated,
and by such a creature as Martin.
Gov. Hampton lay, for! two
m a swamp with bis leg broken in
two places. He used 'his horn and
kept shooting with his gun until he
was heard by some of the sportsmen.
He amused himself by shooting at a
target, hitting; the bulrs-eye every
time, durine the long I two hours
spent in solitude and suffering.
The Southern people vKU regret to
learn of the serious acciden
happened to Gov. Hamp
rejoice in his speedy recovery.
The smoke of battle having blown
off we are how ! able to survey the
field, and, after interring the slain!
we can tell who of our gallant army
that rendeted signal service are
among the living and the victorious;
First,as to the Democratic strength
in Congress. In the Senate, the
Democrats will have 42, Radicals 33,
and Independents 1. Senator Davis,
of Illinois, is the! latter.
In the House, aocording to the best
information we can get, the Dem
ocrats will have 1 148, Radicals 133,
and Greenbackers 3. California will
choose 4 members in September,! 879,
which will complete the number 293.
We are still doubtful as to thej
number of States that the Democrats
will hold in the House." The Wash;
lington Post, pfTursdajy is, posite;
in its statement that the Democrats
will have twenty States a majority.
But to get these the Democrats must
have Florida, about which there is
some doubt, and also Nevada, about
which there is great doubt, and In
diana. The probability appears to be
that Florida will be secured, but Ne
vada will be lost. Both the Phila
delphia Times and the Baltimore Ga
zette give Nevada to the Radioals.
The following appears to be the most
probable classification : I
Democratic States Alabama, Ar
kansas, Delaware, Florida, Georgia,
Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mis
sissippi, Missouri, North Carolina,
Ohio, Oregon, South Carolina, Ten
nessee, Texas, Virginia and West Vir
ginia. Total, 18.
Republican States California,Col
orado, Connecticut, Illinois, Iowa,
Kansas, Maine, Massachusetts, Mi
chigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, Ne
vada, New Hampshire, New Jersey,
New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode
Island, Vermont and Wisconsin. To
Indiana was wrongly classified yes
terday. The delegation stands, 6
Democrats, 6 Radicals and 1 Green
backer. If California goes Radical,
then they will have a controlling
power, supposing that the Indiana
Greenbacker, Gilbert De La Matyr,
votes with them, in case the election
of President goes to the House. In
that event the Radicals could control
twenty States. But if the Indiana
Greenbacker should vote with the
Democrats, it would place that State
in the Democratic column, and the
roll would then stand nineteen Demo
cratic and nineteen Radical States
a dead lock.
The California election will be of
the utmost importance then. As the
Radicals generally triumph when only
one State votes, and they can con
centrate all of their rascality upon it,
we may expect California to elect
three Radicals out of the four mem
bers to be chosen. So DeLa Matyr
may become a very important cha
racter in the Forty-sixth Congress,
and upon thG vote of one man may
depend who shall be President of the
Thus stands the case now. If it
should turn out that Nevada has
gone Democratic then the Democrats
will have 19 States, with the vote of
Indiana to be determined by the
The Philadelphia Times gives the
Democrats 151 members in the. Forty-sixth
Congress, but we know of
at least three errors. It makes both
the Virginia and North Carolina
delegations solid. We know that
there will be at least two Radicals
from our State, and at least one from
Our figures may have to be altered,
but a very little we think. The
Washington Star a Radical paper
gives the figures as follows: "Dem
ocrats, 146; Radicals, 133; Green
backers, 10. In a day or two we will
know the exact figures. The Demo
crats will have a majority over the
Radicals and Greenbackers. .Many
of tbe latter will vote with the Dem
orats on important, measures.
. Capt. W. H. Kitehin has been
elected to Congress in the Second
District by a majority ranging from
1,100 to 1,300, This is indeed glori
ous. Hip, hip! Hurrah! Kitehin
is a true man, every inch of him, and
will make a good, honest Representa
tive. The Radicals can never buy
him, with all their gold. -. We con
gratulate the people of the Second
District upon their good fortune.
The news from Yeates' District is
such as to encourage us to believe
that he has been elected by from 400
to 600 majority. H
We have no adequate words with
which to express oaf deep mortifica
tion and regret at .tftedefeat of' Col.
Alfred M;,WaddelU,?It is a humili
ating and saddening fact, and' how
there is no remedy. . uThe Democrats
have'defeated him by simply staying
away from the pollsTand refusing to
vote. They haynofhe their duty
and have - allowed Radicalism, with
all of its sins and cri&lesj . to triumph.
Snpineness, .apathy, indifferenceover
weening confidencey have lost us the
election Greenbaekism has had but
little to do with! it. .'.The Star again
and again, day after day, and week
after week, urged : the. .Democrats to
bestir themselves. W e'saw the ' dan-
ger and sounded ,i the alarm. Our
friends have signally failed to do
tnefr'tyjto thetoselves" and jthe
country, and by not yoting: have
fastened upon the people as a Repre
sentative from this District, after the
4th of March, 1879, one of the bit
terest and most implacable of Radi
cals, j ': j '
We have no heart to dwell upon
these things. The Star sincerely
strove to avert the calamity that has
befallen us. "We knew that we could
not triumph without thorough or
ganization and an active campaign.
Our files will show how often we ex
pressed these views, and how re
peatedly we urged and implored pur
party to go to work in earnest.
. We trust the lesson of this sad de-
feat will not be
upon us, and
the Third District will do hi
thoroughly and manfully.
There is no use in trying to deny
the force and significance of the elec
tion on Tuesday. The Radicals made
large gains. They secured the Legis
latures of Connecticut, New York,
Nevada and Illinois all gains. At
their last time of Senatorial elections
these States went Democratic. Two
Senators will be gained for the Rad
icals one from Connecticut and one
from Nevada. New York will return
Roscoe Conkling, which but for Til
den would have been prevented. The
Republicans greatly .increase - their
majority in the Pennsylvania and
New! Hampshire Lagislatures, and
carry the New Jersey Legislature by
a handsome majority. It does not,
however, elect a Senator. Tbe Dem
ocratic majority in the House is
whittled down greatly. It will not
exceed 11 not more than 9. The
probability is it will stand, Demo
crats 145, Radicals 134, Greenback
era 10, By dividing the latter ac
cording to old party ties the
Democrats will have from 10 to 12
majority. There is some prospect of
a further reduction. Tho margin is
growing smaller. The worst feature
is, we have not secured a majority of.
the States in the House. There is
food for a year's reflection in these
unpleasant facts. The only comfort
is, that the Democrats will have con
trol of both Houses.
JadKe Jerry Black on Spiritualism.
New York Express.
In the Vanderbilt will case Judge
We propose to give evidence by a
competent person on a subject not
well understood.! They say this is a
subject on which; there cannot be any
science. We deny it. A law can be
deduced from a study of the phe
nomenon of the mind and body, j If
you say this singular phenomenon is
not a fair subject for scientific inves
tigation, then nothing ever was. They
say yon can't tell whether spiritual
ism is . true or false. We deny it.
Spiritualism is absurdly false to the
mind of any reasoning man. It is
contrary to all; human experience
since the fall of Adam. You cannot
say that a man who believes it, and
believes it without evidence, is not a
poor, silly, weak-minded man. It has
broken down under every test. The
late Horace Greeley told these peo
ple, who pretended that they oould
find out by spiritual communications
what was going on at the antipodes,
that he would I give them a large
amount if they would furnish him
before 7 o'clock every evening a sum
mary of the leading editorials in the
London Times. Laughter.
Surroerate Or. he might have said.
if they could read his writing. Laugh
ter, j i - j
Judge Black That miget have
been a severer test. Laughter. The
whole world of spiritualism backed
out from this offer. ; There is another
case which settles it. Judge. Ed
munds, a man regarded apart from
the subject, I believe, with , general
confidence, after the Atlantic had
been out fifteen days without being
heard from and it being the univer
sal belief that she went to the bot
tom, he, believing that, brought" up
the spirit of Capt. West, the com
mander, and communicated to the
world all the facts of the wreck,1 and
how each of the passengers had died.
But West was in the land of. the liv-j
ing; he had to put into Cork with his
vessel. Laughter. ' After that he
was very careful never to bring up a
spirit until he absolutely knew; Wi
ypnd all doubt that the .person was
dead. "Laughter. Science has made
considerable progress in the study of;
all these delusions. Do not '-reject!
the light we offer, r I pause for a re-!
County Commissioner. . : . '
The Board of County Commissioners met
atfci" o'clock. Present J. G. Wagner,'
.Chairman, and Commissioners Worth.San-j
ders, Smith and Holmes.
ine Broad proceeded to draw tbe jary;
for the December term, of the Superior
Court, as follows:
C. W. Yates, W, H. Alexander Jasper
Owens.'cofored, Frederick Rhue, WilliamJ
Arthur Williams, John Jesse Hewlett; W.
L Oere.-W. H. SneedeaC- Pariwr,
Reuben Everett, Hennf Schulken, H, W.
Bryant, F. M. Hewlett, James Moseley, Ja
cob Grfenwald, L. Flanagan, J. W. Mon
roe, Elijah Lane, colored, James Macom
ber, E. P. Covington, Samuel C. Nixo n
William Buchanan, colored, Alfred Cannon,
George P. Lamb. j
. The following jury were then drawn for
the December term of the Criminal Court:
Wm. A. Wright, B. 8. Montford, Wil
liam Holmes, John Haar, Harry Bernard,
Wm, Leboo, Preston Spriggs, William H.
Howe, Samuel D. Mott, William Cotton,
George A. Peck, W. B. Giles, W. H. Tur
lington, John J. Hedrick, Samuel Carver,
F. C. Singletary, W. J. Mott.Wm. Tucker,
Joseph D. Hall, John B. Berry, Cornelius
Jackson, Alexander McNeill, Joseph Da
vis, S. W. Noble, J.'M. Hardwick, R. B
Jewett, William Goodman, Lisbon Payne,
Murpliy Ward, Wm. Penton.
It was ordered that the check for $6.25,
returned by the State Auditor as an error,
be paid over to the County Treasurer for
the general fund.
It was ordered that the matter of paint
ing tbe jail roof be referred to the Auditing
Committee; with power to act.
It was ordered that Commissioner W. L.
Smith be empowered to furnish the county
jail with a pump at as reasonable a price as
It was ordered that Nicholas Carr be no
tified that he is required to give a new
bond by the first regular meeting in De
cember, one of his sureties having recently
Ordered that Commissioner Worth be
authorized to enquire into the expense and
the best mode of heating tbe Poor Hosse.
On motion the Board adjourned until
next Thursday, at 2i o'clock.
JJ. 8. District Conrt.
The following cases were disposed of in
the United States District Court yesterday,
His Honor, Judge Brooks, presiding:
United States vs. H. Oglesby, of Kobe
son, charged with retailing spirituous li
quors without a license. Defendant found
United States vs. Jas. A. Hewett,charged
with retailing spirituous liquor without a
license. Defendant found not guilty.
United States vs. S. Smothers, charged
with retailing liquor without a license. De
fendant fouad guilty.
United States vs. John McNair, charged
with selling tobacco without a license. De
fendant submits; judgment suspended on
the payment of costs and the tax.
United States vs. Henry B. Easterling,
charged with destroying mail matter.. Case
continued and defendant required to give
bond in the sum of $500 for his appearance
at the next term of the Court.
United States vs. B. A. Phillips and S.
Smothers, charged with retailing liquor
without a license. Defendant found not
United States vs. Abram Henry, charged
with retailing liquor without a license. De
fendant recognized in the sum of $200 for
his appearance on Wednesday of the next
term of tbe Court.
United States vs. Solomon WiUoughby,
charged with retailing liquor without a
license. Defendant recognized in tbe sum
of $200 for his appearance at the next term.
So far eight true bills have been returned
hy the Grand Jury.
What tbe "Stars'' are Doing.
LN. Y. Sun.
The stars of the dramatic stage are
experiencing a fairly prosperous sea
son; but, this being election week, it
is a hard one for them, financially.
Maggie Mitchell is playing her old'
round of characters in Baltimore.
Lawrence is in Virginia, playing
Shakespearean parts. Frank Mayo is
in California, giving Hamlet one
night, and Radgert in "The Street of
New York," the next. Mr. and Mrs.
Florence are in the interior cities of
the State,still presenting((The Mighty
Dollar." Mary Anderson and Kate
Claxton are both travelling in New
Jersey. Chanfrau with his time-
worn "Kit," Fanny Davenport with
"Olivia" and "Pique," Charles Pope in
old melodramas,and Edwin Booth in
Shakespeare,are at rival Philadelphia
theatres. Louise Jfomeroy is giving
Shakespeareanaheroines and a transla
tion of a French play, now called
The Adirondacks," in Virginia. Rob
son and Crane are playing their fa
miliar comedies in Cleveland, having
tried the Dromios without success.
Clara Morris is playing Miss Multon
in San Francisco, where two burlesque
companies are the rival attractions.
Many dramatio combinations are still
on the road, including one sent out
from the Park Theatre and one from
the Standard, but many have fallen
by the way. Among the ' latter are
the, companies of George Fawcett
Rowe, Gabrielle du Sauld, Hermann
Grau, Furbish, Minnie Cummings,
Aiken, E. A. Booth, Imogen, Helen
Houghton, Sherry, Jennie Highland
E. F. Clark! Several minstrel parties
have also collapsed.
Meeting of tbe County CMvasserk. J
' The Board of Canf assertrfor New Hin-l
over met according to, UN: in be Court
House yesterday t 12 o'clock. Thf Board
Iwas organized by Mr., John J. Hewlett, o
Masonboro' Township, being elected
Chairman, and Jos. E. Sampson, Registef
of DeedPp acting as Secretary. R.
Eyden, Esq ; one of thrifadges of Election
in the Second Ward, admiaiitefed the oath
to the Chairman. The Board being duly
organized proceeded to canvass the returns
from the different wards and townships in!
this city and county of the recent election1
for Congressman for tbla Congressional!
District, held on Tuesday, November 5th,
1873, which resulted as follows:
! v . Waddeiju
Upper Division . .
: Lower Division..
Cape Fear Township
Federal Point "
Majority for Russell ,
j W. P. Canaday received two votes in the
Third Ward, and one in Masonboro' Town
ship, and there were two scattering votes in
the Second Ward. v
The following is the official vote of Bla
den countv, as furnished by the Sheriff :
j Russell. Waddell.
'l295 j 795
Official Vote f Pender.
: Below we give the official vote of Pender
county, as furnished by I. H. Brown, Esq.,
Register ot Deeds:
Caswell, south side . . .
Uaswell, north side.
Grant. i .... .
Holly, (Maple Hill)
Official Vote of Dnpllb.
The following is the official vote of Du
plin, as furnished by Rev. James M. Sprunt,
Register of Deeds:
Wolf scrape. ... ...
Cypress Creek. . . . . .
Waddeirs majority, 636
LOfflcial to the Star.l
Beatjfobt, Hbv.8. Carteret gives Wad
dell 231 majority. Very light vote. Three
hundred Democrats from home.
LOfflcial to the Star.J.
Smtthvillb!, Nov. 8. The result of the
Congressional election in Brunswick county,
as returned by the Board of County Com"
missioners, is as follows:
Register of Deeds.
THE STATE ELECTION.
I Special to the Star.
Whiteville, N. C, Nov. 7, 1878.
Dear Sir: Below I send you the vote of
our county as returned by the Board of
Canvassers for Columbus county, viz:
Waddell 1,052; Russell 765, Waddell's ma
j The Democratic voters did cot turn out
.well, there being about 1,560 votes that we
ought to have polled, which caused a loss
of 508. , Tbe Republican vote ! was full.
The above is their full strength in our
cuuuiy. v cry respeciiaiiy,
J. M. Powell,
Register, of Deeds.
FUKTHER ELECTION RETURNS
LOfflcial to the Star.
For Congress Joseph J. Davis, 1,911;
Josiah Turner, 2,591; Wiley D. Jones, 39.
I Official to the . Star, j
Lincolnton, N. C Nov. 9.
Walter L. Steele received 261 votes and
John F. Hoke 1.
Mr. Tennyson is said to be ex
tremely fond of smoking the long clay pipe,
'called in England a i "Churchwarden"
such a pipe as the elder Weller and his
grandson are smoking in one of the illus
trations in the early edition of "Master
Humphrey's Clock." The venerable poet
has a rough deal box, ' holding, perhaps,
twenty pounds of tobacco, and in an upper
chamber, with this box near and a long
"churchwarden" in hand, he talks by; the
hour to chosen cronies. .
The Charlotte i Biptista wish to
buildWJJOft.Cdlfic?? , ,
Hob: "feF.Moore, moresthau
t&Wifc:' haafiVJ5lk diafUller"
right under Ike Young's nose. .
bt-pi Rev. Dr. Go. B; Taylor is not a
Worth UaroumaBji auta, Virgioian.
Reidsville taiOfyMigrtout for an
HDfiera home! ' AuothW clfarch will be bet
ter.- '.- '-'' .;f; . ' - ' ' '
Jo TtrrnercaifrfecP 'Granville bv
t.i,TfclsrJ m caiesij ivojowiguam
CQfinsa thrawj fzomhM bugy eeoenlly
f rttetHM trigedy" reported
at AsfievWle thrri8 out to be n fi rst-claa
CSncimiati.:irairr 1W That la oil and
nothing morer'3'-f' : -' -'-""
: A darkey crel&e Milton & Suth
erlin Railroad cerjoptc to' experiment
with an engine; Resalt, a run away and
the cara off the track. 1 -
TnVReialtoImis ssys the
grandest effort- we ever! hearoVat the bar"
was Hon. Hugh- WaddelFa defence of a
man on trial for murder in Wilmington.
RareihMtW: 'The' Radicals
burnt tar barrelaojr Fayette ville street last
evening. : Major Gales returned to
Washington yesterday' to resume bis official
dutie&vi x d'l Am-r
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c Alfred Ilft,U)Dilf Rowan,
II xaiaM over 800 bov, J7euweet potaJpes
W. xork, or Uranville,; raises about tbe
same amount, and supports a large famiry
from the sale. He gets upon an average $1
a bushel, keeping them j for seed. He has
a house built for the purpose, and it has
been a success for the last fifteen years.
; Washington -Press : Our Meth
odist friends have for the last few days
been enjoying a season of unalloyed pleas
ure and much spiritual I comfort, it being
the occasion of their quarterly meeting.
Elder J. E. Mann presiding, who, on Sun
day night, preached a very eloquent and
effective sermon to a large and intelligent
Statesville Landmark: We
learn that the mountains about the Ore
Knob have been covered with snow.
There is a glorious revival going on at the
Method i8t Church iu this place. There
will be a railroad meeting at this place on
Thursday, the 7th inst., for the purpose of
taking some action in regard to building
the Statesville Air Line Railroad, from this
place to the Virginia line.
Reidsville Times: Much religious
interest is now felt. A large revival is go
ing on at the Baptist church, and a series
of meetings began Saturday at the Presby
terian cburcb, and still continue. Dr.
W. C. Staples, of-this town, not only
doesa't use tobacco or liquor in any shape,
but he never touches a drop of water from
Christmas to Christmas. ; He uses no fluid
save coffee, and .drinks that moderately.
His health is good. -A limes corres
pondent writes from Caswell that last Fri
day night some one set fire to Haywood
Johnston's tobacco barn and burnt it It
contained about twelve hundred sticks of
tobacco, all bis crop of potatoes, farming
utensils, and various other things.
Maj. Seaton Gales, in Raleigh
News, thus refers to Col.! A. M. Waddell:
"It was his pleasure last winter, in Wash
ington, to bear testimony to tbe. distin
guished services he rendered the country
in the administration of tbe PostofSce Com
mittee of the House. The chairmanship of
that committee, one of tbe most important
and most eagerly sought after preferments
in tne gut ot tne Bpeafcer or. the House, was
unsolicited. He was tbe senior member of
the North Carolina delegation. His honor
able and useful career has met an unex
pected check. Temporary it may be, as
we earnestly trust, but it is defeat never
A correspondent of the Biblical
Recorder thus describes the Western North
Carolina Railroad: This road is intended
to be theshortest line from the Great West
to the Seaboard. When completed we will
have a direct line from Cincinnati to More
head. City. This is one of the Grandest
enterprises of modern times, and the engi
neering is not surpassed by any on tbe
globe. The - Appalachian chain here
reaches its highest elevation. - No concep
tion can be formed of the boldness of the
design to pierce this mighty pile with the
S- on horse. It was found that the western
ope was ,1,200 feet above the eastern
base, while on the top it is 2,300 feet above
the sea. So It was found impossible to get
on the western side by tunnelling the moun
tain unless s higher elevation could be
reached. This has at last been done. By
gradual approaches, at an average grade
of 110 feet to the mile, at a distance of ten .
miles, including curvatures and zigzags,
crossing and recrossiog deep chasms and
gorges along Mill creek, on the summit, it
reaches tbe desired elevation at the big
The Charlotte Observer gives a
graphic account of a free fight in Steel
Creek Township, Mecklenburg, between
North and South Carolyja negroes, result
ing in tne snooting or one or tbe former,
and the probably fatal shooting of two of
the latter. The North Carolina nesroes
"cleaned out" the South Carolina darkies
at a shindig in Tork some time ago. There
was a "festibul" and "cake -walk" in Meck
lenburg, and "de Souf Eerlina niggers" re
solved upon revenge. They sent word of
their purpose, which was magnanimous.
They came, according to promise. In the
midst of the festivities : they entered the
yard, fired oS a pistol and invited tbe rev
ellers out to combat. No sooner said than
done, the bouse of Absalom Mayhew was
emptied of the males present, all or nearly
all of whom appear to have been armed
for the emergency. As; soon as they en
tered the yard a promiscuous firing began,
and for a few moments a regular battle
raged. Seventeen or eighteen shots were
fired, and it was not until two of their part
ty fell that the South Carolinian? gave up
the fight, and incontinently took to their
heels The result was as above. Tbe
"SoufKerlina niggers" were again beaten
and retreated. :
Charlotte Observer: No one here
paid any attention, until j yesterday, to the
fact that there was an election Toesday.and
an they seemed to care about was tbe
fate of Kitehin in the Second District, and Z
Waddell in the Third. There were
whisperings all around the streets, yester
day.of a disgusting crime having been com- -mitted
in the city a few days ago by
three boys, all of them young, but all old
enough to. have realized the enormity of
their offence. The law officers, however,
have not taken hold of the case, and tbe
parents of the children and youth implica
ted have arrived at a compromise:
The first member of the Baptist Conven
tion to perpetrate a gag was a layman.. At
breakfasLyesterday morning, he said to his
host that he supposed the people of Char-
lotte would feed their present guests on
ducks and geese, these being water fowls, . :
and save their turkeys and chickens for -the
Methodist brethren, j The Anson
Guards and Anson Veterans have both
given Col Alexander to understand that
their presence at the Fair can confidently
be relied upon. i Mr; K. M. Miller of
fers a transferable medal forthe best plow
man, of any color or any age, this to bo
known as tbe champion medal, and to be
worn by the person who wins it until, at a
succeeding Fair, it is won by some other