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; WHATABTHUBJIIISTBO. ,h
; It is becoming apparent that Conk-:
ling and Grant will be powerful, f ao
tors in the new Administration.
Whether President Arthur - will be
come a mere automaton to .be moved
about on the political chess-board pr
not, remains to be seen. Ile'owes
as Vice Presi
5 The obligation) is
dent to Conklinff.
great. Batj uan Arthur afford
"run" by any one? Can he aarreeto
so sink his personality as to become
a political nonentity? Will he give
up all hopes of the succession and
pull the- strings for Grant and a third
cannot answer these
shrewd and observan t
said that every Vice
President who had I succeeded to the
Presidency hal become office-struck,
and the; second-term Presidential bee
began Jo buzi hi-hia bonnet at once.
It may be so with i Arthur. It may
turn oi3hat Arthur prefers to more
thepecrs and pull ;the wires in his
If he; can allow Conk-
time be Pre
may be able
to steer clear; of ruptures and diffi-
culties in . his Own party. He must
all the time whilst
doing his own driving. He has also
a delicaie role
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to perform in dealing
with the Senate.
lie cannot afford
to do anything
that will array any of
his own party
in antagonism. He
must move warily, circumspectly, or
- he will "run against' a snag.
he has a difficult task
lie must satisfy Conk-
ling ana want, anyie must concili
ate -the f rien.ds xfu Garfield, Blaine
and . Sherman. .1 Ic must assert his
own rights, t oe the Chief .Executive
in fact, j whilst ackfiowledgingpro
perly all great past favors. He'thust
at the same time so shape his policy
as not to alienate iany of. his own
party in Ithe Senate; ; He must be a
ought to be 2k patriot. WU1
equal to ail this?
Th ere are, according to the Census
statistics some 213,000 public schools
in the United States. The number
of school districts is given at.153,000 ;
of school officers at 766,00' The
South is advancing steadily,;althbugh
Mr. Page, the young Wakecounty
literatus, writes in the International
Jlevieto that the Southern people are
"contented" with ::: the . ignorance'
that prevails. He' shonld . remember
that '.'Rome was not built jn a day
Millions of Jgnprant people cannot
. be educated in a day or a deeade. . It
requires much money and .labor, and
the rich and preponderating .N 6rth,
that liberated '- four ; million slaves,
should see to it that these liberated
millions are trained, and-educated so
as to make good and usef uineBens
Whilst Mr. Page seems to Sedespon
- dent as to the f utur6 of the Sdttth,
the New York Tribune a 'paper,Kat
has been and is intensely inimical to
the Southern people--has a ; cheerful
view. The able letters in the rTri
. bune written from the Southland of
which our, readers have some know
ledge, have already served to correct
many erroneous impressiojt as to our
people. :...jur. jr age siiuuiu , give, uis
days and nights to those letters. ...The
New York Nation,-: a ."Republican
weekly, says of the summing npjof
mese leixers : i ... ,.
' "On the whole, hopef olness predominates
in his general view. ' He . finds the;; great
need of the South, it i the great need of
the North also, to be education, intellectual
- and moral. The South.! according la Ids
report, feels this need, widely, .and ia many
regions is making creditable effort to supply
it. It is eager that the National QoVernt
ment should assume the ! duty of assisting
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'$om .eighteen months agotthe late
idnpy anier; .wrote , a , paper iforV
Scribnet? MooitKly-m, the . ub ject
f changing the? faiining system; in,
the South.'- ' It Was a very remarkable
'paper to' ' be .written by 'a' 'poet. ' ' He
was advance ot $he census of ast
yearn som ,Qf1,the facts he . gave.'
We learn irom a bulletin of the Cen
sus Bureau issued " recently that he
riiimber of small farms in the South
is incrftasinjjatjy. The following
is instructive1 sh6W' th'e 'drift :
'. l'tn Alabama the number was 135.864 in
1880agabst T,381n 1870; In1 Arkansas
there were 4,i33;! dgainst ,49,424 in 1870j '
m jnpraa, ,J,43a, ; agamst(MV,5S4J.; m
Georgia, 138,626, against 69,956 ,andl in
South Carolina, 93:864, against 51,880.' ; Of
these; in! 1880. "; 7,T54 were crftivateJ by
the, owners ; 76,883' were rented for money,
and 134,585 on shares of the produce. , Scfme
662 of these farms contain less than three
fecresv and their size progresses in. irregular
ratio upi.to 1,000 acres,, a large proportion.
being oetween twenty. and nity acres
These 1 small holdings';, have been
found .very profitable. We regret
we canript give th figures for North
aroiin& u But the small farms have
increased considerably since 1870, jve
feel sure.- f: Whether i ' these small
farms' are 'j necessary f absolutely to
insure rapid prosperity we will f not
undertake to say. , The prevailing
opinion, ' however, seems to . be that ;
the South jvilliprove and develop
in proportion to the increase '6f small
estates. - We" will not undertake now
to uphold ; this theory j . nor , will we
gainsay it. it may De tne correct
It is noticeable that the increase of
small farms is greatest in South Caro
lina and Florida. In former years
before the war -the farms in South
Carolina were unusually large. Now:
it leads all others in- the increase of
small farms, with the exception of
Florida. The Census bulletin shows
the number of farms cultivated by
owners, on .fixed rental and on shares.
Here are ihe figures for six States : -
r abxs occuriEp.
i By OnFixed'
Owners. : BentaL -
i i v
No. p. C.
, 8,197 87
' " ' ' No. p. e.
No. p. e.
, 511 6
Alabama 12,215 63
Arkansas. ... ..65,245 ' 69
Delaware - 5,041 : 57 ;
Florida ..16.198 69.
Georgia...... .76,451 65
SENATOR DAVIS AND THE BADI
. : - CA COUP-DE-MAIN. . ?
The' manceuYring of the Republi-
cans was successful. Mr. Bayard was
turned out of the Presidency and
Senator David Davis was elected in
his place. It has been an established
rule of the Senate all through its his
tory, with one exception only, to
elect a President of the Senate ! who
should succeed to the Presidency of
the United States under certain con
tingencies. He has never been turned
out to please or meet .political neces
sities. The Republicans stand at no
thing, j Neither precedent ; nor law is
regarded' when party ; behests and
party exigencies require it to.be dis
regarded or ignored altogether. The
Stab, is not surprised. ,; Nothing that
the Republicans can ever do will sur-
prise us. . ;The history of : that party
for twentyjears warrants the state
ment that, exeale Gonstitation; itself
has not been a barrier to their usur
pations and reckless disregard of law.
The Stalwart organs that : have
been swift to denounce the Demo
cratic Senators for obeying precedent
and usage, will be. equally, swift to
sustain - and ; applaud the action of
their party in kicking aside precedent
and usage in their revolutionary pro
ceedings. So, their .party gams a
temoorarv advantage they care nei-
ther for consistency, nor . right. v :" ;
" But: what - about Senator David
Davis, eliepnlent?JHe has beeii
voting, WHU ine rvepUjUiiujwis t gpuci-
ally , thus :far. .;What good ; has he
discovered in that jarty, so suddenly
that he should become its ally ? 1 Has
he gon over bag and baggage ? yW"e
hope not. -olf he had done his duty
he might Jbeprevented the disr
placement of Senators-Bayard.; Sup
iVose he : had refused to serve as the
tb4loi ;lepubliQanism and had voted
for Bayaf-d, could tljey : have elected
: -i'1" ----- "-- A -wrr 't a ". n a.
anyone eise rvn we mm not. rui
the temptation was too great. The
lust of office and honor was too great
a strain, and the .. Independent Sena-
tor caught at the bait and was there
by hoisted, hung to the Radical fish
hook,' into ! the place that .belongs
rightfully toenator-Bayard. This
is not ithe4 0rstJbi.p1
been snatched 'wrongfully from the
; jpemoCTats; ?;C;;'( : J M ;
v- Senator Davis will-doubtless ;ihake
; a good presiding, officer. ,. IIis ability
is conceded. He has borne always a
high, character; for, integrity. ,He will
not be. a partisan officer, ; we;- appre-.;
hend.,itJf be sh9uld,uccee4.tQ Ithe
Presidency, of ; the United . States, if
Gen. Arthur ; should t die, he. would
make, a good Administration,' we riiay:
not jdoubt,; 4 .His; recent: caurse shows
he -would be mostly a f Republican in-
his official, ac,ts, but he, , is. by mature
conservative in bis. views, r . He is vpry
ambitious, clearly, . . Ppssiblyhe Pre
sidential bee has begun to; buz again
in ms Donnec : ,: -
THE ABBEST OF VAXUtnilVL. '
The arrest of jiiMr.; Pariiejl, : the,.
Irish agitator.and head of the' Lnd
ieagj s sudden and : like a Ijoinb
in its eneexs. xt wiuawaKen "great.
indignation-and- excitement through
out' -i Ireland and ; among - many, j of
the Irish people' living in the United
States. It inayt ieveh hasten a'cOn-
fliet between the Land-. League' and,
the British Government. : Other lead:
ers are "to be arrested also. We may
expect to hear stirring news from lre-
and before many weeks. But what
immediate good can come; from this
conflict ?.; We fear none to ; Ireland.
It is evident that the new ' Land, act
is regarded with ;mncft favor by the
Catholic Church, and that the people
at large are rnuch i divided; upon its
merits, there being probably" as many
in favor of: a fair trial of the Land act
as there are opposed to it? .We : are
in profound syrapathy-with the Irish
people in their' troubles. ' We have
hoped that the new law would1 prove
a blessing. " But that cannot be the
ease amid the fires of revolution or.
the noise and dismay of mobs, or
without a fair. test. , '
Mr. Parnell .has done an unwise
thing in so arraying himself against
the law in the : outset as to give a
color of right, to his arrest,; He does
this in the face of the fact that the
highest dignitaries f in the Catholic
Church are very hopeful of the best
results from a fair trial of the law.
It was never' intendedand never as
serted by Mr. Gladstone that the law
was a finality, never to be improved
or enlarged as time and experiment
might suggests ; ;
The attitude pi the British Pre
mier is seen clearly in his speech at
Guild Hall, London. He had Mr.
Parnell arrested because he is "at
tempting to destroy the authority of
law." -Here is -his position-, stated
plainly: '' . ' " '" ; - '
We are not at issue with the people of
Ireland. I firmly believe that a majority
of the tenants earnestly desire a fair trial
of the Land act The power with which
we are struggling is that which endeavors
to say how 'far the "people shall. obey the
law. ; We have no fear, of the people of
Ireland, but do fear lest many should be
come demoralized or intimidated. He said
he would rejoice at the adoption of any
form of local government .Ireland, pro
vided it did not impair "the supremacy of
the Imperial government. " s;
; BEDUCTION IN ; TAXES. ::
,The Stab, as 5 has ; been stated, ra
ther favors a reduction of the system
of .Internal Revenue 'than its total
abolition! ; It , would . play , into the
hands of the Northern manufacturers
and capitalists exactly if the Internal
Reveuue .was '.abolished. This has
been pointed out often, and it is cor
rect. The Government must be main
tained. The taxes have to be raised
in some way.5 They must come frpm
foreign imports, which is a - form i-of
indirect taxation, or from Internal
Revenue, which is direct taxation, or
fromboth. lt ,tif ,1,, ,,-
The very, excessive i amount raised
last year byi the system of Internal
Revenue points clearly to the wisdom
of reducing it r and, equalizing it.
When it is a fact that; the .Govern
ment collects inore than one-hundred
million dollars in ; eicessT of ' Vhat is
heeded, there is an argument ,at hand
of a very powerful and unanswerable
kind why there should be a reduction
of taxes and the burden upon the
people lightened , Our esteemed con
temporary, the FayettevilleuE&ai
nert says pointedly with reference to
this important question to the people :
- ..lint a- m$ -t-
"But we, lake , it ithat w. isuch -sudden
revolution can be expected in. our system of
raising revenue With a debt of about two
thousand millions to be met. ' the govern'
ment can hardly afford at one single dash
to throw away one huadred and: thirtyrflve
millions a year, leaving only .enough barely
to carry on its operations to be deriyed
f rbffl other sources. .We trust, however,
that the internal revenue taxes' will be re
duced. Tobacco has become a necessity to
ur whole Deonle. and its production . and
manufacture is a squrce of wealth to many
States, both North and South. A fcducf
tiott or total abolition of the tax on tobacco
could not burT Wnencial to,; tne whole
country.":;; . , , ;. ' .,; ; : .-.
viThe Stab stands committed to two
cardinal principles: Firat to insist
jipon a areauotjoni oi stuiaMjma
Revenue tax, and, 1 second; to insist
N; C, FRIDAY, OCTOBER1 21, 1881.
upon- a modification and eqailEzaiidn
oi the present tariif which' i is ; adipit-
ted in the 1 North by. both parties to
be . excessive and t on . a ; wars basis
'tfc-fl- oTt1 VkiTrt-n jr1t?wrf-,v
SOISE CHANGES PBOPOSEli. 1
writing.1' They favor beginning' wth?.
out tne stereo tyyea . uear iir," r(.
TM$i PprpttYJmP:mmi the (
winding up. . .They.; -favort'iclosing
with the simple ; superscriptidriiWith- .
iouiivfYery; truly, iyoural: or f Yoirs
Verjrr I re'spectf ullyjVi orWany iiOtheJr!i
form. 'Address the:' letter itp--John
WibungtMiKi.C 0th o Sept.p 'p.;
Sign, Thomas Brown. !;A--great'4eal j
of writing would be saved , thereby
and many falsehoods with it. Such
a proposition is not ; new.' - The New
York Times favors the change. The
u style is ; absurd. - The
Times, says";: :'; .: ! A '-i- JiKL.j j
"What can be , more false ' than the ? per
petual luear sir at tne beginning or every
letter, used indifferently whether the ad
dressed is really dear to us, or is simply in-.
dnterent, or is worse than inaiiierent? s A
letter which duns, or approves, or expresses :
a conviction , that the ? recipient is- a : con
teniptible scoundrel is conventionally reJ
quired to begin by ? affirming' him to be
dear,' as. he may be to sqmenody. but not
You may begin, if you choose with
simple i"Sir." . It thinks it absurd to
address a man as Mistery save, in con
versation. Mr. is an abbreviation ioi
3aje8t$r--i. e. teacher. It says: f .
'When not addressing one of the im
mense family of 'Rev.,' MJol.,' and.'Hoh.,
we! are 1 bound to tag on-', the ridiculous
'Esq.,' unless we evade it by prefixing the
Mr.' ' We must sign ourselves 'Yours re
spectfully" albeit we have no respect, lor
'Yours truly albeit not in any sense his, '
truly or untruly." j j i
But the old way' will prevail and
he two million "Kurnels" andi "Hon-
orables? will still flourish like : a
whole grove of green bay, trees. ' ; i
There is hot an honest' man in all
this land who would not' rather be a
thousand times Thomas i Bayard,
sah riextrl sans reproehe. than! David
Davis, besmirched in his good name
by his sell-out. Said the revolutionary-Republicans:
' v 'x ;
Let us have a man about us that! is fat."
We confess that Davis disappoints
us. I We knew he was very ambitious,
for it was his ambition that lost Til-,
den his seat. If he had remained on
the Supreme Bench Tilden iwould
not have been cheated by the Radi
cals out of the Presidency. But, alas,
hislambition was too great for his vuv
tuel , .! . . '. i:
'For Siich things, in a false, disloyal knave',
Are! tricks of custom; but, in a man that s
just, .j .;....; . i ft i
They are iclose denotements working form
.1 the heart, . .
That passion cannot rule.
! Ah, Ambition, Ambition, .what ;a'
: r - . ' ?
Master; ; art thou, and what
How many have been
ruined i whilst kneeling at thy
stool! 1 . ' '
i The resolutions adopted by the ex?
Confederates in their recent reunion
at Raleigh are in good taste. -We
were pleased that they emphasized
their devotion to the Union. Au
whe knojiv the material that made up
the North Carolina ' Confederates
know that they are loyal and true,
and may be trusted in their plighted
word. They did their duty grandly
in the late war. They have done
their duty to their country in the
sixteen years of peace. f ,
-T be lynching of negro ravishers is
still progressing. 1 Another : case re
ported from 1 Arkansas. Unless the
negroes, learn the stern lesson that
death, speedy ' and certain, ; will fol
low crime, the hanging business by
armed mobs wilt continue indefinite
ly. r jThe rviolation 1 of : the persons of
white' women bv 1 neerroes will be
punished With death always. ' f
The New York Michigan Relief
Fund amounts to $100,877.73. . Large
shipments ol ; clothing have been
made already. . t ; -.; . ;
Tb iaeea and tbe President's DcAtb.
r jLondon jCor. N. Y. Tribune. , .. ,
. Everybody knows that, there is no
such stickler for etiquette in all ! Eu
rope as the Queen of England. It
was inconcelv blethat"she should
have, broken ' awav frbrh' - the' 1 pre
scribed formula. But those who had
been withj her said ; anything; . might
be expected oi.iiiertnat !w:oui(L.iex
press- with emphasis her distress and
grief ) for the President's death; ': and
her: womanlr'sympathy.; with , Mrs.
'Garfield J I eard repeated y esterday
what I heard weeks : affo,i- and -pro
bably then ' mentioned, "The Queen
thinks Taria J- talks1 of" Nothing' elsej
said this member of her household.
- Some f sensible people are in favor
of -'changing1 'the' manner of -fetter,
Sadden Detta of Dr. J. 6. Holland,
Editor, Novelist and Poet. ,
J(; r Philadelphia Times. " ; .
. . Josiah . Gilbert , Holland - a writer
long familiar to the American public
under his pseudonym of Tnnothy Tit
cbmb, 1 and one 1 of the' founders and
: the editor of 'Scribner'-a Monthly i riow
: Century -, Mctgazifyp, died suddenly at. ;
his, home in . e wrprk , early yester.
,day 'morning," For, the last nye yearsj
he had; suffered 'more ;dr less severely!
at times from angina pectorisithoijgh
h had bee,n. .comparatively - well dur
ring, thepast twelve months and as'
it' his office as usual , on '. Tuesday, so
that his deaihi1 while readily account
ed ' f or,-; was no less a; shock " to5, his. ,
friends, f lie leaves : a, , wjf e and two
grown daughters, and a son,, who i& a'
scuaent av: aie. xjr. i-oiianu was
in his sixty-third year, liaving been
born i- at 't Beichertown, j ' Hampshire
county, massacnusets, j uiy iiy.
His father was a machinist in humble
circumstances, and young . Holland s
rly education '-was ' rather frag
mentary; but he worried along, ' and
at ; the. age of twenty-five graduated
in medicine at the Berkshire College. '
or ' three I years he practiced j in
iringfieldi '' That is to say, he hung
out his sign and occupied his time-in
writing, with Indifferent success. In
1847 he started . a . paper, the May
State Courier which lived six months.
Then ' he ' went to Richmond as a
teacher, and afterwards was superin
tendent., of . ) . the i public i schools at
Vicksburg. j In 1850 he .returned to
Springfield and entered the office lof
the Republican; and here at last his.
success becran. ' He ' was !a profiise
writer, ; n..,- .; ;::
Dr. Holland's , career in , literature
has been industrious, honorable and
useful, rathe1 than brilliant. ' Beside
the great 'amount' of ephemeral writ
ing that he did, he leaves perhaps a
dozen volumes of stories, essays and
poems, all of which have been widely
read 'and hone of which are likely to
leave any 'lasting impression on
American letters. ; : ?u , ; ? ; I
THE FALL OF DA VID DA VIS.
.. Washington Post, Dem.
We have, always- desired to enter
tain a high opinion of Judge David
Davis, his motives and his procedure'
even when we have been compelled
to doubt the wisdom of the one pr
the ; potency of , the other. , But Ve
must confess that the course pursued
by that gentleman yesterday, is so
thoroughly at varianee with his fre
quent solemn : protestations that it
can only be attributed to an almost
insane' ambition to crouch. beneath
the shadow of the Presidency, or to
inducements j which j while they will
occur to very many thoroughly im
partial observers, . we , j will not with
out larger provocation put into en
during print Although frequently
predicted, we have never been wil-
ling to believe ;that Judge Davis
would permit himself to be elevated
if elevation it can be called -to
any position by the means lately em
ployed. 1 ; ' ;
"M :' Baltimore Gazette, Dem. ' ::
The act of jthe Republicans in de
posing Mr Bayard and electing L to
the Presidency of .the Senate; Judge
Davis, of Illinois, will brand with h!
famy the Corrupt leaders of, the " Re
publican part.:l It is another hail in
the Presidential coffin in 1884, driven
deeply and firmly by the men who
stole the Presidency, and who un-
blushingly bartered political patron-.
age m exchange tor the vote of tne
Virginia traitor. (.Whatever respect
honest men may have had for Judge
Davis' integrity, has been swept away.
now that he has permitted himself to
be used as a pliant tool in the hands
of the; Republicans and descended to
the low level of Mahone. '-- He knew
that without his f vote Mr. Bayard
could not have been unseated, and as
there was every f reason to believe
that Judge Davis would not lend his
vote . to elect j Mr, ' Anthony ! . or . any
other Republican, thev with charac
teristic cunning shamelessly offer him
the f prize in the lottery of assassma
tion' as Mrw Edmunds terms it ; and
he, forgetful of , hisi honor and. man
hood, accepts,! and, like Mahone, ex-
cnanges nis inaepenaence lor tne
comparatively! paltry office; j ' 1 ' ; J
. , , Philadelphia Times, Ind. ; 5 j
a The Democrats forgot that the Re
publicans are I politicians like, them
selves; that they have already.bowed
-down into the slime and mire of Ref-
pudiation to capture the political free
booter. Mahone; that David Davis is
only mortal, with a great, deal of hu
man nature in his composition; that
his on dream is 'of the ''Presidency,
and that-he is the devoted 'friend of
the new Stalwart President ; and for
getting these .things, ; the Democrats
marched ,into the, .IJepnbiican carnj)
ior wool ana came duck not oniy -minus
booty, but shorn of all they pos
sessed. ' '' s' ': 'J -" : ' '
'' :';FU2 :j2V"ii THE SENATE. " !
How the Laugh Went Up Over Davte'a
Charleston ' !KTews and Courier's Washing-
-. tonljetter. " 1
? There' was great : excitement in the
galleries, as the roll call progressed.
Some thought; that Senator Davis
would vote V against" himself. Of
coarse he did1 hotand in consequence
everybody .'-ihuckiediand -smiled ex-;
eept, Senator Davis himself, f who
tried to look indifferent, and failed.
f When Senator Bayard's name was
called he did not belie his record as a
gentleman and t .as a . statesman.'
Rising, he said with dignity and f-:
plicity: f'Mr. President, T'.beg j to
withheld my rote 6n: the question. I
have never ; :obtauied ' offi.ce-', bV' my
yojie ana, .x snait never, retain ,-it py,
that means.r-vjfr" r
aHow small must Senator , J)av s's
huge body! hiy
ereasr nayB rx.toit Wsj J
U he man on. the -fence had; gotten
a' potttf&rtablefi and pTSht seatj
last oh the Republicattide. and' i ist
thfenf there was a d6m.oustration that
t have shamed the.; raranizprs
stnd aiders of the soheme-uddeily
Mid ; rontaneously';iBveyody'.b "
intib''laus'hterl-!th& floor ana in ihe:
galleries. Every wher&.was:thei fini
niness of the situatioaatmrectatedJ
; rSenatonr s"Bayard-End Anthony.
lauguiug uieiusutvpi, , escorteu , me
newl5r? elected" to Itheji ehau;; itle'
reached it, took a glass of water-ahd
made his1 ' inaugural -address, : stating';
that if his election-had carried party ,
obligations with It he ' would : jiave'
been -constrained to-decline it. He
WmAV&ie. thtsit'Ssjiot ihis vssortte
which ! had j paused hjf election. He
believed' it had ,been . effected as' a
recognition of his' independent posi
tion in politics."1 ' ' ji
At this deliciously modest acknow
ledgment there was a subdued snicker
all around. : . I
:,t Tack! Cartoon. '
f Richmond (Va. State. i-'
Puck has -: a very 'good ' Shake-'
spearean. cartoon ; this week repre
senting' President Arthur in the cha-
racier oi rrince xiai, newiy pepome
Henry . V., encountered by Jackr Eikl
staff, PistoL Bja-dolph, Nymj Justice
Shallow, and all of the associates bf
his youthful follies, in t.he . streets bf '
London. ConkliUg , represents itne'
tat night, and Piatt the shallow jus
tice, while Grant and his set stand as
silent lookers, on upon the other, sicle
Jay Gould and Vanderbilt acting as
pages j and bearing the ' train of the
royal robe. To the confident "famil
iarities I ; of j. Falstaff-Conkling, - 'the
Prince-Arthur makes reply; . ; j! 1,
I know thee not. old man.f fall to'thv
t - ;
Presume not that I am the thine: I was.!
For God doth :; know, so shall the world
' i perceive, --: ' . ' j
That I have turned away my former self j -
do will l those that Kept me company: A
Wheh thou dost hear I am as I have been; t
Approach me, and -thou shalt be as thou
5 (wast, ; - - ; ;
The tutor and the feeder of mv riots. :
Till then, I banish thee, on" pain of .death
Railroad Blatter. .'.! i
The! Raleigh Farmer and Mechanic of
yesterday's date stated that Capt. John If.
jucxaiure, vpi.; donn a. jiaves ana Xj. p .
Churchill, Esq.J of Rutherford, were in
that city en route rfor WUmineton. and
added!:! ''They! go by invitation, to talk
with the railroad folks in that city relatiye
to extending the Carolina Central Railroad
to Rutherfordton, thence to' Marion, and on
into Tennessee via Cranberry, mines.". We
learn that the' authorities of the Carolina
Central Railroad invited the County Com
missioners of Rutherford and representative
citizens of itutherfordton to come to. this
city to consult about the proposed exten
sion, but up to the present time hone of
tnem nave maae tneir appearance nere, ana
itwassuppotedby bur railroad men that
the proposed "talk" had been abandoned by
our Kutnertora inenas. , . -, ..'..:..
Death ofRev A. A. Bosnanter
It was with deep, regret that: we learned
yesterday of the death . of .this young, but
able and Dobular divinel of Ithe Methodist
12. Church, South, at his residence, in Ra
leigh, j. Mrs Boshamer was well known and
had many friends in this city, haying served
as pastor of the Fifth Street 'Church several
years ago, since which time he' labored for
four years in Charlotte, and at the time of
his death was pastor of the Edenton Street
Methodist church, at Raleigh, to. which ap
pointment he was sent by the last annual
Conference' for .the present year; but. ere
the Conference year closed, his labors were
completed upon earth and hef was called to
his reward. . J-
For the Star.
large , and enthusiastic meeting of
the citizens of Battleboro and vicinity, on
Saturday, the 8th inst., on motion, T. ri
Braswell, Esq. , was called to the chair, and
O. D. Mann requested to act as Secretary.
Capt. J. U. Exum bdng 'called'upbn to ex
plain the object of the meeting, did so yerjr
briefly.! . Whereupon, the chair appointed a
committee of five, ; to-wit, J; U. Exum, F.;
M. Rawlins, W. D. Stokes; A; C. Taylor
and J. U.: Herbert, to draft ; resolutions ex-!
Dressive ,of the sense of the meeting. The
committee retired s and soon returned, with:
the following preamble and resolutions,
which were unanimously adopted : -.i : :
become; so oommon, h fearftuly oppressive
and. detrimental to many of. our people,
towns and cities, and whereaff we, as true
North Carolinians, desire a speedy reforma
tion, J '; ! ' . . , ,. . ' i
Besolwd 1st. That we ; are in full sym-
Dathv with Z. B. Vance, and heartily en;
dorse every effort he has made m pus di
rection.: i?..jli--.Ki '1-:; ",: '
2nd. That we recognize tn him the; states
man the patriot and the champion ' of the
rights.' of the people of North Carolma. i ; ;
3rd, That we, urge him not to relax his
energies, but rather strengthen and push
the fiffht With more vim and zeal, till our
common foe is driven if ram the field, and
our wrongs are fauy. redressed, 1
-' 41, That the alarm having been sounded
and war! declared, : we exclaim,' Lay on
Mclluff; and damned, be he who. nrst cries
hold, enoueh." ' -'" ' '' 1
t Moved that a copy of : these . proeeedines
be sent to the Charlotte Ocserper Raleigh
'JOm. Wflmihgtoh STAK,'TarborO
Southerner ny.So,. Wilson 'Ad-
vanee, with the request to publish them.
'.'";' -! t: r. braswell,, unairman.
O. D. Mahit, Secretary. -
Raleigh ' . Recorder renorts . re
vivals as follows: -Jackson einintv 11 ad.
ditions ; Abbott's Creek. 22 conversions 1 s
additions; Perquimaas; 12addiSons; New
imon jaontgomery county, 15 baptisms.
W aT&zw jBrief vMerttim: 'The
eotton is nearly all picked out , We
regret to 'announce' the -death of Thomas
O. Hall,-iwho died at i his home to Turkey
Township, Sampson' county last Sunday,
of consumption. ;..
v Mt.i Airy. J?ew:t 'i Our 'farmers
are sowing a large quanity of wheat this fall.
' The - tobacco in this . section has im
proved very much since the . rains a few
weeks a.go. ' There -will tie a stood deal of
. -r- Wilson Advance.' Mr. J hn H.
Lucas, . of Cross Roads Township, due a
sweet - potato ' a few 'days ' ago,'4 which
weighed f five; pounds and twelve, ounces.
lie then dug an entire . am. getting seven
potatoes, -which averaged two pounds each.
aijd exaetly filled a peck measure.'
Mr. Jaa. o pieal oaed suddenly on mpnday
night last, at : his residence about (six miles
T.tf-JmTxs ;-nfr yr.
., Raleigh Advocate: reports, re
vivals as follows: ' Robeson "circuit, 70 pro
fessions, 73 accessions; 'Winstoa circuit, 23
accessions ; . Stokes circuit, 3a ' accessions ; .
Guilford circuit, ;43 conversions; Elizabeth
circuit. 15 conversions; Newton circuit. 21
additions; South Fork circuit, 41 profes
sions, 37 'additions ; Robsville circuit, 20
professions;. Montgomery.' circuity, 80i pro- "
fessions, 57 additions. . . ; ).
r- Greensboro Pano.' It was ru
mored on the streets last week ' that the
grand jury had found a: true hill, against
Dr. Wheeler, ex-Collector of Internal Rev
enue for the 5th District, f Upon careful inquiry,-however,
we : found the report was
not correct. - The district attorney invests
gated the matter; and' found the evidence
insufficient o justify a bill being sent, ; and
aceordihgly the proceedings were dropped.
Oxford Torchlight :" We, are
pained to announce the death of youhgfJos.
Cooke, son of Dr. Joseph Cooke, of Dur
ham, and 'nephew and adoDted son of. Wm.
M. Blackweli, Esqli of . Granville.5- ' Hedied
1 - C( 1 ? A 1 J
Wii puauay, luommgv oi , lypnpiu iever, aii
the age of twenty-two years. - We un-
derstandthat new county troubles down in
Vance over the court house threaten., her
existence. Oil up your machinery, ' gentle-
-ttt Henderson ville Herald.- We re
gret to learn that Miss AllieMaxwell, daugh
ter of Jonathan Maxwell, or Blue:iudge
township, met with a very serious accidnet
a lew days since. , sue was superintending
a - kettle of boiling sorghum, .when a temporary-scaffold
which had been erected over
the same, suddenly ve way; ' falling upon
her and hurling her left arm into the boiler,
where it remained until the removal of' the
plank by her friends.15- It- is thought' that
she will recover- without having to suffer
amputation oi tne mjured nmD. J:-,
Raleiirh '' News- Observer;. ', The
Bingham, cadets, made a splendid appear
ance, vesterdav. ;Thev were "olaved in"
hy tKunkel's fine band. -, In the evening
they visited the schools, much to the de
light of their fair friends. . Yesterdav a
horse belonging to one of the .marshals, ran
away, and threw a small negro boy against
tne granite curbing of tne capitoi square.
The lad: was badly hurt. -Capt., Bo-
gardus is certainly, a remarkable shot. ., His
pertormance.yesterday: showed his powers
in this line. . - His son, Eugene, is a: sure '
hand with the Winchester, .while . little
Henry is a clever shot. -- .
Fayetteville Examiner:' Died,
nil tTia Orr rlaxr rf 0tylvr t Tila TooSr1anA
in Cumberland county, . near Littleton Ri
ver Academy, after a long and painful ill
ness, Dr.. Junius o. vv llhams, aged oo
years. The Nineteenth Annual Fan of
the Cumberland County Agricultural Socie
ty will be held at the fair grounds, in Fay
etteville, on the 8th to the 11th of Novem
ber. At his residence, four miles west
of Fayetteville, on: Sunday -; morning, the
iu umh., uieu uexauuer ooimson, m me
86th year of his ; age.- He had for twenty
years of his life, filled the office of , high
sheriff of uumDeriand county.
Oxford Free Lance: The tele
graph. IJne betweenp.xford: and. Henderson m
promfees to be remarkably Tucratiye to the
stockholders. The business' far I exceeds
the hopes of the most . sanguine of its-projectors.
-Prof. A. F. Redd, formerly
of the State, University, is now connected
with the Howard - College, Marion, Alaba
ma, - and ''- fills the chair of chemistry and
commandant of r cadets. The ..well
known hostility of President Robinson, of
the Raleigh & Gaston Railroad, to the Ox
ford & Henderson Railroad, has culminated'
in i his declared purpose of constructing a
narrow gauge road from Henderson to Ox
ford, with the avowed intention of break
ihs down the Oxford & Henderson line.
This statement is not based upon mere
nunor, but comes to us direct, . upon the
best authority. " ;
. i Laurinhurg Enterprise: In the
early - part of last week, while the eotton
gin on ths premises of Mr. L. W. McLaurin
was in operation,' the gin-band slipped off,
and one of the mules attached to the ma
chinery of the gin took fright and started
to run, but striking his head against the
framing was felled to the ground. ; Upon
examination it was ascertained that the ani
mal's skull was broken just above the eyes.
No inconvenience from the injury is as yet
apparent, however; the mule looks as well
as ever and appears as lively. ; -A fight
occurred at Stewartsville. in this .county, :
last . Sunday, between Bill Evans and a
negro man, name unxnownn wnicn juvans
was . severely cut in several places on his
left arm and on the neck with a pocket
knife, and shot through the thigh with a
No. 82 cartridge. Jt is thought Evans will
' ' - Raleigh News- Observer : Miss
Louise Montaguej Forepaugh's famous $10,
000 beautiful woman, was m the city yes
terday, on her . way west from Goldsbpro.
She was at the Yarborough House some
hours, and attracted much attention.; She
was a few weeks ago badly injured In a -railway
accident and is . still slightly lame
therefrom. She is really a beautiful woman,
both as to form and face. ; Yesterday
the attendance at the fair was very i large,
and the grand stand was packed all day,
while the other buildings were crowded.
There .were a number of interesting events.
A verv laree number of ex-Confederate sol--
diers were present and some " five hundred
participated, in the reunion. ' Inthe
glass ballshooting for, the prize guns yes
terday morning, Mr, J. PuTen.broke twen
ty balls notmissihg "any'and'-won an $85
gun.4:Mr.- Furman, of A8hville,hroke nine
teen balls,' and had the second, prize.
The anti-prohibition convention' meets
here to-day. It will,: we learn, issue an ad-.
dress to the people upon; the' liquor ques
tion. It was our good fortune td at
tend the reunion of ex-Confederate soldiers
and we derived a great "deal of. pleasure
from the proceedings. J The speeches were '
all impromptu, but were admirable in tone
and patriotic in sentiment;' We trust that, "
the ball being started, : it Jwill roll on per
petually and that the organization will em'
brace all of the old soldiers of ' the State.
Let us. have a reunion next year numbering
as many thousands as there were hundreds
present on yesterday. ': 'v J;-
Hf U-' Of the 116ninisters of the
Presbyterian Church Norths who died last
year, two were overt 90 years otd 18Iw.ere
between 80 and 90, 35 were between 70 and
80, and 50 were under 71. i ' '