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", LKRiARD GRANT,
Grant's; biographer,; Gen.. Badeau,
has been criticized r aeverely already
atitl by Noriherhfaawell aa by South
writer, lie in unreliable aa to
his factN and figures.. Thai wonder
ful writer, Thuinaa Carlyle, wa in
variably accurate as to ; a statement
of fact.', lie was very careful always
in datfand figures, aud criticism has
been able to find ; Scarcely one error
j in his three great biographies and in
that work ,of .- marvellous - . insight,
urHuiiiu power ana magmaceni elo
quent-, t "History of, the French
Revolution." Carlyle might mislead
you by the too free use of colors, but
hw portrait Were drawn with rarest
kill and individuality. Lord Ma-
aulav has linen accused by;ineon
i-ierale critics of being careless as to
au and datesarid statistics. But
it ciiaree couiu oe more .Groundless.
Id ha been known- to travel a hun-r
mil uiilea to verify a date. He is a
Hriirtan a irreac wtiip and he m
uw and then apt to exaggerate lh0
reainetiH of one or the littleness and
eaiitira- of another.- bnt vou will
over liud hun blundering in his dates
ar figures. 1 1 is memory wan one of
the moitt extraordinary known in the
ititory of literature.
you are not ex-!
ijeU'd to be
accurate if you ander-t
an article for a periodi-j
il or a book.
Of what importance
or two errors? ; What
arc a hundred
liirin can there be
in calling a man;
laiu-n:if his n
a me is
Thomas, or howl
ue of a history if
a ii lower I
il mi4t-8 the exact mark on everv
Ifigu mi it strikes the target gome-
where? x Aa long as such ideas pre-
Jvatl and ' such demands are made
i ere will be no accuracy observed
uog . write rs. ,-: Carelessness and
Kurry wiU always trip and mat the
In the case
of Badeau we are dis
posed to think be blunders often from
design. ; Ue has set- to work to make
Ms hero a muoh greater man than he
and to that end he must misrepre
sent both facts and figures . For in
Hfeuce, as to facts: he makes Stone
wall Jackson j fight jStegel,- which is
uit true. Breckenridge fought the
Dutchman. He makes Grant a per--feet
pattern of sobriety , all through
life war, when - the official tecorda
show that he was at r times given to
vey excessive iudujgeftoes Bat our
purpose is ta refer to- his jstatemeata
nyegard to the two armies that were
pitted againstjeacb other for so long
a time in Virginia. , Badeati endeavors
to Jndo all that ias been written, and
to show that Grant's army- waa but
littfe larger than Lee's, and his losses
corrparaUvely Uifiing.t; "The"BNew,:
Yorjt HqraUl has. given Badeau full
oredjt for all he says, and thus gives
a atfll fartberj publicity to a false
hood The Herald says: ' " T v
"Ota. Baaeaul aa will be 'seen from the
tx'.rais we reprint, not only gives the offi
cial return of .Lee's, army as preserved in
tlta archives, bat takes paios to cbalienfte
in tbe broadest manner Bay attempt to im
I'Un the troth of bia, statements.. Now, if
Qeo. Qadeaua figures cannot be questioned
ifeeu he baa rendered a crowning service to
the end so of truth by redeeming the Army
of ihe Potomac from an , imputation under
wbich lt has long rested in popular imagi
nntiun-tbe ,; imputation of never bavint;
een able to defeat its 'opponent untU it
was f?ar or five times as strong. 4n army
'f 8evity- flye tbouf and men . under Lee,
trained soldiers, Ughting on i its own terri
tty, among tta own people, falling back
m a Ua own lines of communication, is a
a rooglr body tban any one supposes Grant
to tuv encountered in lbe Wilderness."
Baeau eays- there were '.'500,00b
men u the Booth in arms when Grant
aasnred : command. During th
entirj iouijfnxiifel Confederate
aTfflj oa?Ruexecl .' but 000,OOA men,
aftcotding to the ofioial Tepon of
Aojutant ueneral 'Jooper. In the
itpnug oi ttsot-tbere were not ex
.... . '.
ceeding 300,000 men under' arms in
the South, and we would not bo sur
prised to learn that then were bol
more than "200,000. ' Wo quote from
"Oa the 4lh of May, 18C4. Grant could
put mto bnttle on the Rapldan 116.800 oU
dibrs; V4.000 infniuri- 14 iV) k.v.i.
8,800 artitlerj men were reported as 'present
ji umjr quipfieu, wna me Army of the
Potomac the Niuth corps; 332 guns ac-
1 AAW M.fibiil it. . . ' T'
vuuiiauiru ';oiiiinanaiiee s army at
the tame time numbered. ?5.000 effective
men, txciusiveoi the troops in the Valley
and in the defences of Richmond.", Vol.
a. page 4.
This eulogist of Grant and perver-
ter of facts on page 95 of the same
: volurao ia pleased to .say :
"Tbe aatertrhnu hf ftm rAhoin n.r ti,i-
rrienda in regard to the relative strength of
the two armies on the .Raprdan bave been
so inaccurate that 1 invite particular atten-
iiua in my Biaiemenis ana to tne authority
.on which they are made." "
J : We 1 suppose : that tho ; Southern
Historical Society will not allow such
statements to go forth unchallenged.
It ought tcruiake an official - state
ment of lbe precise strength of the
Confederate array, at the beginning
of the camuaicm iri 18G4. and nlao nf
the loHsen, and numbers surrendered.
Doubrlevs the organ of tho Society
will have something to say. - But its
circulation is too limited, and, there
fore, a full and fair statement; based
upon rfficial report, should bo pub-
ished' by the Southern Historical
Society in the Herald, 7imest and
other Northern papers of ..largo - cir
culation, or else the Northern people
will live and die in the belief that one
Northern soldier was able to defeat and
conquer one Southern. Every South-
era man knows that there was not
a: half dozen battles in the war where
the Confederates were defeated un
less fighting against at least two to
their one. . But let us examine faiw
i ...... ................. . . .
First as to the ; strength of Lee's
army. : Badeau says it was oomposed
of 75,000 effective, men, and the
Herald indorses it. . But a distin
guished Confederate officer Writes to
that "iaper as follows. : '.j.
"The field return of that .Uip a
over tbe-aignafnre of Uolr.iit Walter U.
Taylor," Adjaunt General to General Lee,
and to be seen on pge '17G of bis, 'Four
Tears with General Lee.' nnhlinhit in 1R7Q
shows 48,002 men and 3,727 officers, an ag
gregate nf 52.629 r this return made by CoL
Taylor ws for tbe information of bis chief
and must be accepted as true unless it can
oe snown i-j.ue incorrect."
Lee had 52,629 men and Grant bad
116,800, according' to - Taylor and
Badeau respectively; j but really the
army of Grant waa much, larger as
will appear farther on. The -Herald
accepts as true the latter' statement
that Grant's total losses in the whole
Wilderness campaign were but 13,601
killed and - wounded.' It says , this
puts an end to the generally aoeepted
osses of 50,000 to 60,000 at least.
The Herald is quite willing evidently
to believe any " sort '"of extravagant
statements if it will magnify the
deeds of the North. But let us see.
Let us turn to what the Confederate
officer has to say in his. letter to the
Herald-.- . ,1--';;.- ' : -
"The.caaualues in the Arm nt - the Po
tomac for tbe 5th to tbe 6tbof. May in the
nattie or the wilder neia caa be ascertained
by referring to tbe report of the Surgeon
General of tbe ' Uoiled States Army. In
that report they are slated to have been over
87.50ft.. The ('Snot nnmhpn mm nrtt nm.m.
bered, but are readily determined by refer-
.'na . v. . rr i Ai
frivefl the entire Uiaa nn In .nil Ini1ni:ni
May to be a little in excess of 04,000. So
great were the losses sustained by his army
up to and including May 12 , that ? General
Grant was forced tu stay his onward march
to jicnmoaa ioi several aaya. - in bis re
port Ue says, 'The 13th;. 14 15tb, 16tb, '
17th and -18th, of Mav .im' xnninniHt
la. maoaavridgV and , awaiting tbe ar-
riTai - ot reiniorcemeois irom . Wash
ington. And Secretary of WafStanton in
bis report clalnva that there were 47.751
available' men for duty in the Department
of Washington the chief part of which
were ordered to the front after the' cam
paign opened in 'order to repair losses in
the Array of tae Potomac.' And this army
hadi accardiatf 'to tha rpnntl nf ih Ranra.
toryof War on -May.i. 141,104 available
f nnMa tirpupnt fnr i)nlir 'All ml1i.Hltin-
f wwyi - . f-i-T -n MVIB .IIVIT
from eifSef IflnCA fn kMIvp Mmnatona that
the flutaiag-force" of armies is-always less
than the number reported preAeaifor duty;
but after making a reasonable allowance
ior mis aiuerence it must tto admittea that
General GrantV mimhera Wirn nvpr I urn tn
one, and largely more than double of Gen-
Badeau claim that the -Federals
captured -?9fil V brisbners1 ou the re
treat ' from Petersburg;- ? Gen. 'Lee
did not have 40,000 when he left Pe
tersburg. How ?9,01 1 oould- have
been captured would. W hard ,to ez-
plaia, r At Appomstttox: -Badeau says
27.5 1 6 soldiers -were? ttamled. u Theaa
are new figures to us. :; We have never
seen more than 10,000 given as the
number of mnBkets surrendered, -But
all this should- be set forth officially
by the Southand the Historical So
ciety is the proper body ..id do so.
; There is much -deraoralization re
ported ' among the employes of (he
canal company in the Isthmus.! They
axe all despondent and in, the damps.
' WHAT THET CALL A 1BI1L:
. , a , -. . .- . T?
There is a wheel within a wheel in
the Whittaier case.1 After, costing
the people $40,000 to ascertain if it
was a fact really that the negro. did
clip his own ears, and after causing
a second trial to continue through
two or three months, we are told that
the very voluminous evidence is to be
reviewed by the Judge ,'Adyooate
General Swaim before the evidence
is approved.' The news from Wash
ington is to this effeot : yfj??,ul ,v
."It is officially stated that thesgovern
ment is well. 'pleased with the: conduct of
the court martial Just concluded, af ten sit
ting so lone in New York.7 and "it 1 is to ba
.hoped that the verdict will be found In full
accord with 'the justice of the' entire pro-
ceeamgs. 'Tne examination or eviaenca
can scarcely be concluded in less than two
weeks, after which it goes to the President
for approval. ; The announcement; of - the
verdict cannot therefore be expected before
Julyl.'V - , . 5 , odi
There is a trial, so-called, then the
officer, a fire-tried Radical, is desig
nated to review all the evidence to
ascertain if the verdict is right,and
men it' ine jrresident. anotner nre
tried,1 ; approves of what bas been
done, the country will then find ont
something , about" it." This is the
way truth is upheld and justice 'done
to all concerned. Suppose the Conn-;
ty Solicitor revises all the evidence
in - a; criminal prosecution : after the
jury has found a verdict, before the
case is sent up to the Governor for
his wishes in the matter. ; What sort
of justice would ? you call that? 'The
whole thing is a farce and an absurdi
ty. ; In order to ' prove the ' negro s
innocency this sort of judicial leger
demain is resorted to. It is just that
kind of hoens-poous in which Radi
calism delights. ":':"J'" )'l'x:r:V";
We are glad to see that a Conneo-
ticut paper punctures so pointedly
the cheat. The New Haven HegU-
tersays: , . . :
"If it should torn out that this narrow-
minded partisan who goes bv the title of
'judge advocate general, thinks thai the
verdict ib not in. lull accord with the jus
tice of the entire proceedings,' that is, it the
court, ; has found Wbittaker 'guilty, of
course the verdict will be suppressed. If
it is a verdict of 'not guilty' it will be ap
proved. .'Heads: I win. tails. you "lose,:
seems to be tbe DrinciDle that eoverns 'tbe
government' In this case, but whether Judfe
Ad vocare General Swaim, or.GarfijaldV or
Blaine, or all three are the government,' is
nformation not vouchsafed to the nubile
It was supposed at one time that the legis
lative and judicial branches were some-.
what important puts of - tbe ' Federal go
vernment, but that notion seems to have
become antiauated in Washington circles.
It is to te hoped that 'the government
won't be too bard on tbe military court it
the verdict in the Wbittaker case doesn't
SIlERRXAN AND HALLECE. '
The speech ' of Gen. Sherman de
nying that he burnt Columbia, S. C,
and taking issue with Mr. Davis,
will be reviewed at length of course
in the South. We shall be surprised
to see a Northern paper open, to the
truth in the matter. We venture to
say there is not a fairly, informed
man in the South who -hesitates to
believe or say that Sherman was the
burner of the beautiful little capital
of South Carolina. Why he should
have so contradicted his own eft-
phatio statements mado in his Me
moirs is just what we cannot under
stand. How could he be so blind or
forgetful as to suppose his dinner
ialk would go down as 5 the truth
when he had "written . and published
the -r following. In his Memoirs he
says: , ' -r
"In my official report of this confiaera--
tion I distinctly charged it to Gen. " Wade
Hampton, and confess I dUd so pointedly
to shake the faith of his people is Mi,ccJ
; For the basest purpose he lied de
iberately, and now he expects the
country to believe him when h.e denies
;he charge brought by tho Confed
erate ex-President. ; We say" dehb-
erately, that in our judgment Getu
Sherman deserves all and more than.
Mr. Davis says in his work -Wioncern-ing
gTaded class of soldiers wno bronght
so much reproach upon the Northern
arms. . There were men in che Union
army who desolated Virginia and
Georgia and South Carolina and who
burned a portion of - Fayetteville, in
this State, who wero as malignant, as
cruel as brutal as the soldiers who
harried Ireland in the reign of Eliza
beth: or duriner Cromwell's ': Pro
tectorate. They carried on war in
the latter . balE- of -.v the-' nineteenth
century quite in ;the"BpiriVj of
the men ."of the i fourteenths fif
teenth and sixteenth J centuries.
They believed in making war hor
rible. Read all that Gen. ' Robert
E. Lee did if you would behold the
contrast between the: methods of the
two civilizations as represented- by;
the Northern: and Southern armies.
But we will not dwell upon this nowi
We may take occasion - to draw- the
contrast more at length hereafter.
f I M
f.; V'. t y u
: J-A. J AIb ! vl oh
I I JT.
We now avail . ourselves '6iT the
f onowing'wnicfi111 we ttipi' f romHho
dr-lovingi Northern0 mahv siryl it he
"can that he fjelieves iff
-it 5 "Vf . J:'se. d ttT t if' -fn ftni b
When Sherman was preparing, at Sa
vannah, to-march? inte5 Bouth' Gareiias? he
received! rom ; ChiefrOf-Staff, f t Halleck, the,
following significant missive, 'which be'
embodied i bbiIemdira i i i-.u);i 1 i v o
-r j.' 'Shquldafou-capture Charestdn,fr,u)pa
Chat by tome 'accident 1& ptaee 'ma be '
atrbied; and a littie salt should bo sown upon
us site.' .-It may prevent the growth of future
crops of nullification and secession.' -:J"'S.
1 t'YonravtrtUy n Jli W. Haluck, ,.o
. 'Major General, Chieff-Staff.' " , f
"To which he replied i 'l " " ,r
t"I wfll-tea: innund- your hintas'to
Charleston and do not think ,,'salt' will be
necessary.' When I move the Fifteenth
Corps will be on the right of the right wing,;
and .their position, wilt naturally pring them
; into " Charleston t first;' and if 'you have
: watched the history of that corps you will
have remarked, that they .generally do their
.'wta.' - ' flit.- .1 1
wuiik prony wen. xuo irmu in, iuo wuuib
'army )s burning with an insatiable desire to
wreak vengeance upoa South Carolina.. I
almost tremble at her fate, but I r feel that
eheideecrveaall thatr seemS: in store for
iher,',. . ' . ' , I , look upon . Columbia as
.quite as bad as Charleston ,' and I ' doubt "if
rwe shall spare the public buildings there as
;we did at Milledgeville." , j.,
I ; Now was there ever a' more dia
bolical "correspondence? The two
men engaged in it ought to be
despised, to the latest generation of
Southerners. Benedict .Arnold twas
klTetter man -'ib'.Tomseh' Sher.
inaiTiftiBehoid thedeviltry "of! the
two representative soldiers of the
Ko'rthV " Such base natures; deserved
to be branded as worse than any Hun
or ,' Visigoth. "The"" suggestion of
the fellow Halleok is as infamous as
yet he is a Northern
exemplar and hero. As to Sherman,
his was a swift : and ' ready hand to
pillage and devastate aiid born. 'Ho
had an organized corp. Of "plunderers
and murderers known as Bummers.
If ybububt ist'DiO1 Draper
work' on ' the !war (a' NoTthernpro-1
auction of 'high: repute) arid you can
see f or ypursel&jS Tiosoj totwin
brothers in, crime, Sherman iod.Hal
leek, deseryc an immortality of,infa-f
my .richly .and,wehoptheyH will
have it..? These two companions, in
guilt wili.JnudjJLhat; those who "but
teach bloody, iiwtructions m the, end
will have them ''return to plague .the
inventor." , It is a most comforting
thought that knaves and scoundrels
are often .overtaken in their own
:wilea-"-T, ,TJT? '-rso 'si: 'Kxdi'SnVll-
., ,',:".... "This even.handed justice ,t
Commends the ingredients of (the) poison'd
i lchalice :ntmuds& io:?- tiw.'e
To (their) own lips . . : ',
J The Kinston Journal says "we
have ' information from a jprbminent
gentleman at Jacksonville that Ons
low wiir go against prohibition by
1,500 majority." !? He says there are
only four prohibitionists in Jacksoh-
sonville township.1' May the Stab
ventnre to ask' if there ! are any good
people : in Onslow? ' Prohibitionists
can 1 never he -made to believe that
Onslow has any chance for salvation
if it goes 1,500 againsi prohibiiiodP v
f I WHAT WILLDEnOCBATS Dftf v
i 1 It is a ntatter of precious little iq-
terest whether! the -Republican State
Committee , j committed its T party
against the prohibition bill by a unan-:
imous vote, by a two-thirds vote, or
by .a bare majority. .A State con
vention usually nominates a candidate
idr.Governor.by a majority vote; and,
however small that majority may be,
the; party--especiallya the Republican
partyr never-fails to rally to his sup
or$.f!; So ofaplatfprmrj.if .it is
adopted, by a majority of pne and, is
never ,o distastefulf!tOtthe large, mi-
nority, it is nevertheless the platform,
of. the party, and the party accepts it
junt as if ithad. been ,f adopted ; with
out a dissenting voicet Jn 1870, the
Democratic Executive Committee pf
the Third, Congressional District was
oomposed of three members. Two of
them met , in , Wilmington -and nomi
nated CoLWaddell for Congress, and
this nomination was -just 5 as. binding
as if it had been . made by acclama
tion in a ; full District convention of.
the Democratic party, -.,,; , .., ,
'E So, ; what's the odds, if ja minority
of the Republican. State Committee,
did oppose the adoption .of i anti
prohibition u as . a partyjmeasure '
Since the address of that Committee
taking party ground against prohibi
tion was issued has the minority issued
a counter1 address., advising iheRer
publicans, aa a party, not .to. oppose
prohibition And if they have, what
uas it atuuuuiiuu tt . - ? .. ...
iffiWo have ;.the ; authority of, one
member of the Committee, who was
and in'eW.ieaiiy. i'rutoeftfncli
gherlri& didotXbmf tamluafor
datie is tefioble SndMefctfuiFan
J. 'rttUIv V;-:
present' st 'the meeting, tor the state-
went mat tne action, oi inai uouy
i'j"iot-fi-jtr! ,--i.A.-".ii. v, ' '' ' ,v" V :
was. unanimous, on. tbe, question, of
opposing prohibition ; t put ! as. we.
. i ...... i . . ... . v . . .... . 6 i .
have said above, we consider this , a
matter pi toe smiesi. poHHioie. uou,
sequence. The fact is patent that the
itate Ex;edutive Committee has
issued ugi vlng1 the feaaons" f or' thei
This action pf the Republicans has
no doubt been in contemplation for
some time.'' They have waited until
all the ' Democratic leaders andi pa-
pers tnat were niceiy tiOf lavor pro
hibition at all have committed them?
selves "on , that sidej' and now' they
come out boldly as a party in opposi
tion to the hill. I . I.
It is now an opportune moment for.
toe Jemocrats oi xxortn Carolina to
put on their thinking caps and try. to
determine' jtjst" where" this thing' is
going to end: ' J
I 'Does it mean the' eleotion of a'
. v r r
Republican and i "Half-Breed" Leg
islature in 1882 " and the " defeat of
Ransom' for the United States Sen
ate ? Does it mean ' that the city of
Wilmington and the county of New
Hanover are again to pass- under
Republican rule ? Does it mean that
all tho' Republican counties which
row have Democratio Commission-
jers are to be wrested . from Uemo
cratio control?" " ' '', " ''
(It is for the Democrats themselves
jTq decide by their jj votes whether or.
lot these grave risks arid responsibil
: ties' are to be assumed. ' " I
The Stak is a Democratio paper,
: md we feel that it is our duty tto
warn the Democrats of North Caro
fena that there is darigeV ahead. '-Th f
JJil'i irr-'t- tlZLJjni-X-&f
duuuobs ui iuq party is xuipeiiiicu,iuvx
lheonIy: way "to "pluck IhO 'flower
4afeTy from the nettle' danger is to
jote down the prohibition bill by an
4 This prohibition : .question is as
nothing whei weighed in the halarice
with the1 questfon of continued Dem
ocratic 'supremacy in North Carolinai
. j .i.3 .i i ' . y ,
I Mr. Hale, in his. last letter to the
Payetteville Mcaminer, says a Xw
; ?'A Boston lady sis very much
pleased with the Revised New Testa
ment,' because, as she says, "it leaves
out hell and all these horrid things."
, i That "Boston lady," like, so many
others who have given an opinion of
the merits of- the new revi8ion,-critr-
clzed before reading ' The f amour
apd witty Sydney Smith when one
of the chief contributors to the 7m'
burgh 'Review, in the first year of this
century, said, "review the book : f Aen
read it." There is a plenty of uhel1t
in the hew revision,
and it is as hot
as thehell of the j oldfor: it is a
translationaof tho same word Some
falsifier telegraphed from London to
certain- American papers that1 there
was no "hell'' in the ' new "revision,
ahd - thisi lie has gone thei rounds.
Tho Bostonian jumped at ja coriclui
sioflbut that is better than jumping
tho truth or lumping! into the place
translated "hell.' J. i, H '
- .fr. ; t.
"The Lone . Fisherman,', of New
lork States Wheeler cby .name.onoe
Presidency : under. 1 the i: Fraudulent
Administration, actuly re
votes - for United Stages Senators in
the Ne w Yotk Legislature.5, !3eriatcr
riaL timber is very scarce,' evidently,
ri4 thbig fttatltisik
crooked, sappy, twisted arid in parts
rotten - - hxj: ?m
tGrant says the i indorses? all; that
Sherman eaid in- reply t0 Mr? j'DayLv
Sherman' has been proved by Senittori
Hamptonto have vnlf ullyj slandered
hint and : tor havealied deliberatelyfr
dnr t Wft hrnvfld ft falsi fiflf PiUj:
dent Johnson. "Birds of a feather,
Vioae ' or tne' Coetc
i i lie Victor.
Yesterdav was the last dav of the cock-
fighting at Klein's Garden, and ended the
first grand pitched battle between Eastern
and .Western Hortte Carolina cock that baa
taken place in Wilniingtoou Atthe close'
Of 'the main the. score stood aa follows
Charlotte, 9; WilmingtonV 7. t The remaini
ing three of the nineteen rlgbtc-eonatitmia g
BoU parUes toheniainhawgoodraaaooTf
t6 be-proud of their hickens. . ThecoBteat-j
waa a close one, and while we would WJt
attempt to detract from tbe merit of .tne
Charlotte cockB, we are inclined to -the
belief that their superior keep and con
dition gave them the victory. In point oi
grit, the birds shown -on both sides' were
i ncomparably fine and would, hold their
own anywhere in the wotldT 5 , f
. n 'r 'im m"mMii". " '" ' ?
ATbonaanIoUajr CkMleeataw.. ;r. U x
' ", We" are" In ' receipt'pf a telegram from
Judge Taylor, ? of BaUleboro, Nash coun
ty, N.Cr asking, na 4o annonnceachalr
lenge to this or any other Slate -for a main
of cocks to take place at Weldon, N. Cn
for one thousand dollars.
ki i i.i ltd
. JPr tceedl Asa lq Called Seaston :J
mialioueis' Kdouk Vesterdayftfternoon, jhdl
Jrere appointed registrars and .ppllholdcrs
or the election' toT be ' held on'the' first
Thursday ii? S&gu'ejttTtO ratify Or reject
ChfilWI' fjasseabur; recent LegiBlatuVe1
proMbltinaibo'BalaaxKl manufacture of tat
alooko djinksjixocptjUpon a fhy sician'si
If orn At Tnllnara. ' -' . "
: v irustwAKt) uptEa division.
rriglstrarArchie Aiaerman.' A F: '
n Pollhbide w James i - Stewart, v Charles
Murphy. J. O. Nixon, Simon Richardson.
j Sf-t KBST WABOrrliOWBB DIVISION.
! RegislrarW. B. Turlington. ,
! Pollholers-Johri H.' Straus? John L.
DilclleK'J'aines Atowiey: " j l
j OTv-I I .y. SECOND WABD.'"- 1 -
Hegfstrar-Dr'. W.-'WHarriss. iV'!
; iPollhoiaersr-'K'Fi Eyden, L. Tate Bow-3
'den Geo-, "K Burden, Chas. Mallett, Sr;
f Registrar W. L. Jacobs. ,
f Pbllhold'ers i fA.: -t J." Yopp,: "Walker
Meares,' Allen Evans, John Hargrove.
f FOURTH WARD. f -t'
! Registrar.' a.Buntmgf
j' PollholdefsM? r ;Gnmnnifg f A. Li De
Itosser, J. Q. Horwood James K;- Cctlar.
j Oli '.".jECTPTH WARD. ' " - !
j Registrar John W. Hewett.
i Pollholders rJ. II.. McGowan, J. G. Dbt-
den Washington Howe, J. B. Dudley, t , j
" , ; . GAPS FEAR TOWNSHIP. '
'Hegisttar J; . H."Petleway.' 1 '
Poimolders W.5 O. Johnson, J. W. St.
George; iWright Dickson, .Luke Grady, i
'Qli'ki 6t fi HAENBTTTO WNBHIP, r j ;
.Regiatrar---James N. Macumber.
Pollholders C. B. Futch, P. M., Woolen,
Jordan Nixon, C. H.
- MAflONBORO TOWNSHIP.
iarar-John A Farrow. I ;
Pollholders B. -1 S. Montford, . Lewis
Todd Joseph Smith, J. J. Hewlett.
, j FEDSBAIt POINT TQWNSHJP.
Registrar J. H. Home. , . . i' r
Pollholders Jf:1 H.' Savage J. O. Wil
son Archie rreeman, W; H. Williams. :
TJpon "motion, of ' Commissioner Monti
itomefyiit was ordered ;that ; the , matter of
awarding contracts! for-.building an addi
tion to -the- Court House and, tinning the
Poor House bo left to the Finance ' com-
! It was further ordered that tho matter of.
the .ventilaUon it of lbe Court 1 House be
takeainto: consideration ; by the Building
Committee, and that they report at some
future meeting.'; - Xl:9 '-'
j Upon motibn, the meeting adjjurned. '
The Finance committee met immediately
after thi adjournment of the Board of Ed
ucation, and opened thei bids for the con
struction of the addition fethe Court House
and tinning the roof 'of the Poor ' House.
Messrs. B. D. 'Morrill & Son were awarded
the contract for the . former" and Messrs.
Parker & Taylor for the latter job.
Tbe Colored Bepnbllcana.
iGedrge'W. Price, Jr., who was chairman
of Jibe, dejegation 'f :cblored Republicans
appointed by the Convention held at Ra
Jeigilasixaonth..to protest against the; un
fair distribution -of Federal offices in this
State and who was selected as their spokes
man on the occasion of their interview with
President Garfield oii Wednesday last, says
that.tie following, is; a correct version of
the President's reply Tinnhar occasion. ; In
reply- tho President said he sympathized
deeply iUktVem; in this phase of the situ
ation: that he had no. means' of knowing
the standing of such applicants from North
vroiina aa were appuiniuu iu uuutca, oavc
through me Representations of the party
leaders in the State ; that it had been his
belief, and he had exemplified .that belief
in his action, that the colored race' should
be promptly, recognized whenever an op
portunity off ered, as in the appointment of
Douglass as Uecorder of Deeds and Bruce
si Register of - the T reasury.' ' He admon
iahes thq delegation that they should be
particularly . cautious in recommending one
o( their own race for an .office, because if
any. mistakes jweremadc, pr.the, object of
tbeu'ehoTce should' prove un worthy; of his
trust, it would have a greater influence to
prejudice1 such! appointments than if -: the
appointee were a white man with the same
fault! ; He : pcomised .them that if they
recommended anyjndvidual appointments
within his gifi he would give their wishes
due consideration- ' ': ' v -, : "
' The delegation. Price says, were perfectly
satisfied with the result of their viait to the
President and other officials. ,,. . 1 ; . i
feeaftft ! .cap q. pnuitpa. v, sa.2
TJaited States Engineers, who, several years
ago, was connected with the river improve
ments below this city; died Tuesday night
at his home in Norfolk; Va. The New
ToiliEerald, in a notice of the death of
Capt 'Phillips, says: f "He was born in
Massachusetts and served as cadet in the
United States Military Academy from July;
.1880,' to June, 1864, when he was promoted
Ja the army to be first lieutenant, uorps of
Engineert. After serving with distinction
ia the field he . was breveted captain for
i-.faithfol and meritorious services during the
tioperatians., which resulted In . tbe fall ..ox
liichmond and the surrender of tbe army
commanded by Gefi; Lee, At the close of
the war he . served as assistant engineer on
tne defences oi iiamnton Koaas. va.. ana
as engineer on- the staff ' of the. General
cpmmanaing tne Jiiepartmeni oi me m.us
sonri. ; He worked also" at ihe s defences of
Baltimore. Md.. and the Potomac river in
1878, and hi the same year waa detailed to
take charge or the river improvements, in
Noffolk,i VaHir. - deaths reaulteds from
general debility. . His.reraains will be taken
1o t-bJ j "f r 'aw rTi''"f'a.l 1-.';
Jit WJM. Welslwof rthe Balti
mora Gazette, will, on next Tuesday, de
liver the annual address before tbe literary
societies of Princeton College.
i - Some of the Henderson people
deny the1 report concerning 'thewflig 'and
"death to Old Granville.?, but .the, Qxford ,
mrte Lanee insists that tfea first -report waa
'f00? tUl' f.Tr;. 1 ;"'-
; rThat 'extent weeklyi! the Wil
j3on Advance, baa put on a new dress and it
?ooka Very handsome and ..auraclive. We
congratulate Messrs. Lancaster and Daniels
on this evidence of upward actt opward A
if Raleigh 'YhUor A4 colored
man from Fayetteville, was .accidentally
killed at Ssnford yesterday.--. lie came uj
to Sanford torn FayetteviUc pa o -txcur-suin'
train, and. while' fooliog .wllb another,
colored man he' f elf 'between the passing
cars and was iriasheilNd deatE1 Our iu- !
formant did not learn. his
ii-iCharlotte- Observer? Col;Wm.
Jobnstobf 6f this city SelivereSarf address
at StaUftviiiey jWedneedayi before; ae-anti-prohibitipn
mass meeting,,of .which the
Amertean, says- -'The address of Col Wmi
J obnston; atv-tbe- Rnti-prohihitiott -inaes
meeting in'.thls place, is complimented on
alLsidea-fot itfffafrneaa." force adeffect nn'
his hparersfc-4rh Coionel,oonc4ed'Edj
luicouons among inose vmat deairea the.
law,"1 but plainly! shqwed hat- ita adoption T
would be a. great mistakes ''. i' :;; "
--T-ijWjison 'Advance v ThaNormal,
Scaool Opened on Wednesday, with .fifty ;
scholars..'.- Information: has' been i re- i
ceivedjof the,aceidental;v poissoning.-jit .
Griffiri, Ga., of the family of 'Mf.' W. J.
Kiacaid, a former resident of Wilson; and -otbersJ
r A.party of young people had been .
invited to his honBe.-and ice cream waa
served, ; which , contained: ipoUonc It is s
thought that the poison in the cream came
from the brass in the freezer." j&zter. All "
.who: were poisoned hav6 almost entirelv rr-
coyered. ; i " :
' John J. -"Sharp replied to Rov
Joseph"K-rCarterV of i Wilson; who made a '
prohibition- speech, at Rocky Moupl The, ;
Tarboro Ssutieraer aky a; Be that aa it may, '
hit conclude that bbarp went too far, -in tbe j
heat of his argument, in the personal abuse'
of the reverend ' gentleman who had pro-
ceded him. f . Some of his personal remarks 1
were simply outraeeous and hia best friends'.
have told us there was no. excuse or pallia-'
ting circumstance. -We hope nevMo hear-
of such again. , Some of his language was t
so" oaensive to ears palite 'that ne was ar- "
tested, so soon as be cotr off the stahd and ?
fined by the town authorities for using ob-. -
scene language. e'-- - " ' 1
i .-Toisbbt 'Hoine? Wright5 Wig-
gins, an honest. aDd , highly, .respected old
gentleman,, of Edgecombe county, died du a
Tuesday evening last of heart disease-7 p
we learn that qn -Tuesday .-.last James- A..'
Pitt and a negro by the name- of Granville
got in a dispute on the plantation, of ,Mr. .
Arch Braswell, near Whitaker's in - Edge- ?
combe county, when Mr. Pitt drew his pis-;
tol and fired six times at the negro,, several t
of the shots taking effect L' The negro ihen '
pursued Mr; Pitt to. the 'houses where he
(Pitt) took his double barrel :gui ; and : di8? i
charged both barrels into tbe nesroe's breasts -
Mr. Pitt Ihen made 'hia escape. tbinkinc
that he had killed .his ; enemy, but from' a ,
private letter received here on Wednesday ,.;
we learn the negro still lives and the chances
are favorable for hia recovery. ---WiU-,
son note : ' The Normal School, which be
gan at the Wilson Collegiate' Institute on
Wednesday, should be attended-, by." every . ,,
teacher iq the eastern - part of the State,
who desires to be proficient and successfal
in tbe honorable avocation which he .has f .
chbsen. The tuition will be free to teachers, '"'
aneune lectures open tq aU'-
L Monroe lMn.amretz Jnrx Strawn' ,
Ifttil son, -Stanley. Bged about eight years, ;
while pulling off young sprouts in a "new
gronna" on Wednesday of last week,- was -
bitten on the left hand by a snake sup-
posed to be of that species known as a
"rattlesnake's : companion,": and but: for ' '
timely treatment no doubt, the little fellow
would have died.'" As soon as he could be .'
taken to tne house cords were placed around
his arm at four places,, for the purpose of
Keeping the poisonous- matter out or tbe
body.,: A poultice was prepared of tobacco,
salt and turpentine and applied. to the
wound, and in an hour's lime, a pint of !
whiskey waa, given him? Afterwards , a -Vs
pint of sweet milk, in which an herb had
been boiled; was given him. -: His hand and
arm swelled to alarming proportion and i r
became discolored. He was very sick for -twelve
hours, and speechless forsftt1 After 3 1
this a reaction : took place," the swelling, ,
begaa to subside, and. he began' to get '
belter. ' His hand is yet very sore. ' -The -:'
snake, we: are told, measured abouUthree.
f eet after being killed. ' i '. ,
- 4 Elizabeth City v&onmst: Per
quiman3 county dots: ' The bridge "over '
Perquimans . river, .near ,, Hertford is the.-,
heaviest and most expensive work on lira
line from Elizabeth City to Edenton. J They
are setting the piles. The corn, cotton :f
rice,' wheat and other crops look well.' "
Elisha Simpson lost by fire.- on Mod- ; :
day night, the. 8th inst., his . barn, corn, ,. .
fodder, stables, borse and colt.' Jerry 1
White, being suspected of the incendiarism, -; ;
was arrested and taken . before. Justices '
Newby and Bennett. Gates county '
Items: Farming is getting on finely. The,
crops are looking well. . -The probU
bitiomsts iof the county met In the court
house at Gatesvilleon the 6tb iDSt. for the , ;
purpose of , organization. . Speeches were ,
made by Rev. Mr.' Amiss arid L. U. 'Smithi l-r
The, magistrates met; on the same day tor ,
the purpose of electing a general superin
tendent of public schools. John R. Wal-' '
ton, , a zealous , f rieBd of education , was - '
elected. J- 1-:-:- .;". .; XyX 1
1-14 The Atlanta Sunny South says:'
There lives in North Carolina a family nota-;
ble for nothing, as far as is known,! but An .5 ..
indioeyncfatic fondness for being- married
in unheard of and absurd placer. Thc
wedding Of the youngest daughter is just1
announced ia a cliff near Cove Creek, one " -' '
hundred and fifty feet in the air, the - place
being, old tradition says, an Indian refuge. '
The father and mother of this romantic - "
young woman took upon tnemseivea tne
holy bonds of matrimbny in a balloon;
which, by the way, became- unmanageable
before the bridal party came to earth; so '
that they barely escaped Iwith their lives,
passing the bridal night tossing about do a
bank of very wet Clouds, the bride being
deathly sea-eick. The eldest sou iof the
family kept up the traditions of his .house r
bv weddine his bride in ' a diving bell.
although in taking a second -wife , he con-.,
tented himself with a simple marriage, by
teletrranb. ITbis will do for summer read-
ing. It Is light, airy and sentimental . :
Like most of fictions it Is not founded on ,
. The Monthly 1 -BuUetin' ot the 1 -Department
of Agriculture says Since the;,-,
last Bulletin wbb issued a good deal of work,
has been done in securing immigration for v
North Carolina. The regular : correspond t ,
ence of the office with Mr. Fall, our agent
in Great Britain, has been .interrupted by e
his severe illness, consequently our reports 1i0
from bim ire not as full and satisfactory aa
usual, v He has, however, seBtront fseveral -families
who have gone to. Western, North.;
Carolina With the intention of raising sheep. . "
A nunaberiof Eaglisbmen of considerable I-U
means, who bad been induced byJUr., Fall H, ,
to come to North Carolina to prospect for ' "
settlements for themselves and others, spent i;.
two or three days in Raleigb saw. all the . . ,
places of lpublicv interest, and- expressed !
themselves' as pleased with what tiiey-saw. v,&
They 1 were r provided with . prospectora' , .
tickets,' and went to Ashevrlle to make that
place headquarters for visiting the western t;-
section of I the Stale. . Several gentlemen,
from the New England and Middle Slates ' 7 v
have called at this office on the way to the
Piedmont section and Western North Caro
linatogetall the Information possible In 1
regard to sheep raising in those sections.