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THE C ABRTING T3ADE.
England leads all other nations in
the carrying trade of the world. Be
tween 1850 and' 1880 the commerce
of all nations had increased 240 per
cent. . Great Britain has 49 per cent,
of the naval ; carrying power , of . the
world, and in 1879 carried actually
52 per cent, jof all sea-borne mer
chandize. . It is known to all that the
United States, during" the V twenty
years pf Republican rule, has fallen
behind other countries in its carry ing
trade to an extent that ; is most hu
miliating, v .Once jl our . country " led ;
now she ranks' low among the great
Powers. A writer in the Contempo
rary Review (English), referring to
this decadence,' says "
"If the Americans had ten years ago re
pealed their suicidal i Navigation Law, and
got our builders on the lyne to launch an
American steamer for every British steamer
built on the Clyde, they would be to-day in
some position to compete with us in the
carrying trade, instead of having to deplore
their nresent state of destitution."
,.,,!!, , , :, I
Radical rule and the Prohibitory I
Tariff have done the evil work. At
one time it looked as if this country
would get such complete control of
the shipping jbusiness that it would
have no rivals; but within twenty
years the decline has been woeful,
and" unparalleled.- Since , J. 360 rit
has declined isome
fiO nor o.ent.
there is not food for reflection in all
this then we are much mistaken. ?
It matters not how you - view the
record of the Republican party you
will find it a failure. Where there
is not crime you will find folly. And
yet there arei, men not : many we
must hope in'- the ?: South, who have
affiliated with! the Democratic party,
who are anxipus t to identify them
selves now with the: : party that has
blighted American- commerce, con
sumed the substance of .'.the people,
trampled the jaws and the constitu
tion under foot, heaped up mountains
of debt, , taxed the poor men in a
hundred articles f necessary for their
wives and daughters, and favored the
rich bondholder and the phethoric
and grasping monopolists.1 V
' ! REVOLUTION. ; i
It is reported that there is a chance
of a repetition of ; the performances
in Louisiana during Grant's term, but
this time in Mississippi. The Demo
cratic State ticket was elected over
the MongreLlticket by 20,000. It is
now said that( the Mongrels will not
submit, but will set up a government
of their own,! and call upon Arthur
to back them up with Federal bayo
nets. That is to say, the corporal of
the guard is to become the great fa
tor again in
American i politics, and
another era of tyranny and usurpa
tion ' is to , dawn , again, i :: We rather
think that the insurrectionists will
fail of their end. The country is not,
at the end of 1881, just as it was in
1872 or 1874. We apprehend . that
the role of tyranny will be something
more dangerous now than: then. . It
is a shame and an outrage to think of
such an attempt to overthrow by
Federal aid the constituted author!
ties elected regularly much less, to
undertake to carry out such a scheme
of. usurpation and madness.
. We are not yet prepared to believe
that Arthur will lend himself to such
a dangerous and wicked scheme. He
has evil counsellors in Grant and the
sort of men j who clung to him as
barnacles . to an old ship, but Arthur
las caution and judgment, : we take
it, if he is! lacking m the higher
qualities of . statesmanship, of which
re say nothing now. The Baltimore
Gazette: says pertinently :,
I 'The most significant fact about this in
famous proposition is tht though nothing
coma oe.more preposterous ana revolutiona.
r, not . one of
the : law-abiding and high-
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toned ltepubucan journals of the North has I
on foot among the . Democrats in Virginia I
w Keep manone 8 crew out oi omce, tne en
tire press of the? North, Republican and
Democratic, would condemn it. The dif
ference in treatment of the matter is due to,
the fact that the proposed bogus Mississippi
government is"; Republican, and of course;
it is too- much to expect a Republican or
gan to condemn any revolutionary scheme,
so long as its object is to deprive Democrats
of orBce." .','!::. i- :v v; ..;.;.; " .i
Mr J Thomas M.
that prbbable ito7ti3vo4e
done, because -of the heinousness of
the crime and i the character of the
gentleman dealt with so brutally It .
wjpuia nave ;i been ; much better to let
the law deal with ' them, than to re
sort to violence. : In the eighty years
of the hi atorv hf Oxf nrrl no mtirrlp.r
was8 ever i conimiUed - befo
Wift mob-iustice r ineted thil-
i-z :rt v ' : -i" v a I
I MX U, III W mm . U ! nil IIIIF II. 1 IM- IIIBI IHI 1 ! ' '
Mr Lynch" was esteemed univbrsally".
and great excitement has prevailed
in consequence of s the fiendish deed
by which he k was ;-- laid in his grave.
No doubt the course pf justice in the
South the escape of so many vil
lains ; from 7, punishmentr-has had
muchjto r do with '' the - lynching .of
these negroes. ; . : , ' , 7 . ' . :--
. , Ex-Governor Holden is reviewing;
the second volume of . Moore's "His-.
tory of North t Carolina" in the
Raleigh News-Observer He confines J
himself to that part which describes
the political events connected with
his own public life."- Of the merits of
the criticism we will give no opinion.
We ? have not read the second i" vol
ume. We have not' done so because
when we read we are ' tempted to
write.- We read the first" volume
ana notea wnai we consiaerea 10 De
, , . :
or tour errors.
For this we
mentioned a dozen, others," but if we J
had (done so we would have been
charged with-improper motives, just
as we were charged when we pointed
out some thirty or forty errors in the
"School ' History, whilst we held
back forty or fifty others, thus show
ing that we had nomalice.to indulge,
but were willing to let pass a few
score errors untouched.- We have
not seen the new edition of . the lat
ter volume," but'are pleased to learn
that it is an improvement on the first.
How this can be, if the first, edition
was as perfect as some of the writers
claimed for:it, we may not; .tell. At
any rate, there is much improvement
claimed," and we. are glad of it, for
the sake of the children. : A new edi
tion was needed certainly in our poor
opinion,' "although the State Board
of Education thought it good enough
to be!- made a text book in the com
mon schools of the State. :. ,
We take leave to mention that1 it
is the fashion among some writers to
speak slightingly of . errors. . They
are looked - upon as ; trivial as not
amounting to . anything--as ' not de
tracting really from the merits of a
work. - We are .somewhat tamiiiar
with the best criticism' of our century,
and in the writings of s no reputable
author have we ever met with any
such views of history as we have seen
presented by North Carolinians. We
would like to be informed as : to this
point: in North Carolina how many
grievous errors palpable : mislead
ing .errors errors of commission and
omission- must occur in a volume to.
relegate it to the limbo 'where criti
cism is allowable, and where it is i re
garded that such errors are important
because misleading? An error is I an
error Some ' errors ' are small and
some errors are great. "A big error
is a big error and a small error is a
small error,' and an entire Legisla
ture, backed by an Examining Board
of experts, cannot change their char-
acter or abolish them by a unanimous
vote of approval.
, In Gov. Holden's first-article there
is one paragraph .' that ": contains a
truth that deserves to be reproduced
and emphasized. . . He says:
- "The whole people of the. State, and
especially the youth or .the tate, are in
terested in having its history correctly writ
ten. The form' ana pressure oi tne tune
may be1 correctly outlined, but if the details
are incorrect, or only partially presented,
or if the - writer, seems to favor one class
more than another, or to champion his side.
then to this extent the book which is called
a history is incomplete'
Now5 rwe;think this is a correct
proposition viewed in the ; abstract.
Of its application we have nothing
to sav, and for the reasons given. In
our judgment accuracy and . f airjieBS
WILMINGTON, N; C.; FR1dA DECEMBER 9 1
are mdispensaWe in historical writing:1
V5 i1?1111 probably; MacKin-
tosh, Freeman,' Stubbs and Green are;
governed by the' finest candor and.the :
most judicial akoness afidf airaesSj
Rivarol j says f that "history is only -time
with events." ;: But how. if - the -dates i
be wrong apdlthvent
their telling "by ' partisanship ; i and
prejudiee ? iirajj Robert j'lpole
said that wall histoty is tait a
romance," but be, too, errecL.- r.lt a
romance" when"1 imagioation ,t bujh
pUesthe place, of? faets;-lad". heroes;
aremanuiacturea put iit2xery,jaaadL
risjrva waS of ;
at "history is a:. kind: 6,'
ting, because truth & Essential -to' it. -
Anyl. history thatTcannothaye'ap
plied to it this test must be very' de
fective. . . CeVvantes said farther that .
'historians ought to be precise, truth
ful and quite . unprejudiced," Some
persons may regard the great author
of "Don vuoxote as old-fashioned,
but is ; not '; a just sentiment
good ' for ; : all v time ? i i Alexander
Dumas, the French' novelist of negro1
blood, says that truth is very liable
to : be left-handed : in ? history ;" he
might have added that it is liable
also to take a squint or become down-
right cock-eyed.' - These -are plati
tudes. doubtless, but, 2 we opine, they ,
contain some grains of truth, f '
In criticism,'- historical or other
wise, there is always'danger of being
misunderstood and of being either-
censured or despised. If you tell the;
truth you are quite certain to make
enemies, it you mauige in unmean
ing and stupid . compliment you dis
gust all persons' who are ; educated
hiffhly and are - conscientious. : We
determined long ago to never discuss
the merits of any book of North
Carolina origin or inspiration.:
Rev. Dr. Yates has been the pastor.
of Front Street Methodist E: Church
during the last four years. We desire
to bear witness to his great accepta
bleness to his own people, and - the
high esteem in which he is held in the
community at large. He is one of
the first men in "ability in the North
Carolina - Conference.- :-v. He is both a
student and a thinker. " He does not
run in ' ruts." His' mind is' far too
fruitful and well-stored for such tame
work. -'-He is very ' deliberate in
speech, but. animated enough -'to, be
effective and to hold the close atten
tion of. his congregation always. He
never bellows and paws the pulpit
board and rants. He has far - too
much taste and judgment for that
sort of work, i He knows it is light-.
ning that scathes .and rives. "He' is,'
in a word,' a most entertaining and
instructive preacher, , and. : utters
many-very striking and memorable
thoughts. Hq: wears . excellently.
Raleigh is to be congratulated -'
We never heard Mr., Woodj who
succeeds Dr. Yates preach; but he is
a man of good parts and true manli
ness of : character. : The new Pre
siding Elder, Rev.' Robert O. Burton,
lives in Halifax county. ' He is
Virginian by- birth. . He -is now
some sixty-eight years ' of age,1 'we
suppose.; -- We have heard him more
than fifty times. ' We can not say
how he preaches now,- but twenty
years ago he was a power in the pulr
pit. In fact at that - time without
being a man , of high- eloquence he
,was one - of the; very best preachers
to whom we ever listened. Clear as
a bell, deliberate,- solemn, impressive
in manner, with , a style singularly
terse and : exact, he was at times a
preacber of very remarkable force
and attractiveness. We have stowed
away in our memory five sermons we
have heard which impressed us as the
five greatest, and ; it is ' just to Mr.
Burton to say that he preached two
of them1 But that was a long time
ago and the natural force may be
The receipts of cotton at Charlotte
up to December,' 1, 188l, amount to
13.551 bales. For the same time last
year, 30,873 bales ..This is .& heavy
1 decrease," and. indicates eithei an tin-
precedentedly short crop in the sec-
j tion tributary ' to Charlotte or tnat
I the cotton trade of ;that place is ra-
pidly falling off, l,.JTli!,
a;benefactob op his race. ;
Some dajOago, ; in j our- -desire to
keep those of pour 'readers who feel,
an interest in literary matters some2
what po ?ted, we copied a few" .luies"
Stoip. the fljcto&OTti4encwm coifc
cerning Tennyson's last yplume pub
lished ' a c f e'w" weeks -'f since, , entitled ' ;
j -rauaas ana Miflecx jroems." ; yv e
mentioned that they had made a very
profound impression- upon cultivated
England, ; In the October number of
penouicai in ,ine wonu. save one. ine
Ijondbn t Quarterly)- said. ; the ; expp-
jienjt of . the Whig party there is a ;
muRi acute, pnuosopnicai ana original
Ji'i i.U:'-SLi!:iOt;-.- v kt::lh jf -iT ,
that is worth: its, weight in diamonds
to any, one " who f a)pVeciates one of
the most: remarkable of ..all English
poetSi The value of f the enricism
lies mainly in this: the author shows
why it is that .Tennyson ; is "the most j
lUteresiiing poeiT, io reaq. oi. au in
poe'ts of the j last fifty 'years.y That,
ah is the fact is . well known to all
men of letters,; In' "England ; within
the! last two. years over 80,000 copies
of a cheap edition of -his poems have
been sold,' not " to .' speak of a dozen
other editions more costly. In Bos
ton the house of Houghton, Mifflin
& Co. have not less than twelve sep
arate editions besides some elegant
editions bf particular poems:f 1 r"j: ' '
But the best test of Tennysbns
exceeding popularity in England is
the fact that more of his coinages of
the brain have passed into the speech-
currency of the people than those of
any other poet of this century or of
any "other ; poet . since the days ' of
Alexander. Pope. ; The . Edinburgh
says he is the. real; interpreter of, his
age -that he I has "understood: his
age, and its various complex tenden
cies, like a divine, a philosopher, a
politician ' and a physicists . He un
derstands, i in the- second place, the
common human character, and is
'. complete -!' master of .. its ; more
Tlniversal manifestations." But we
have not space for much quotation;
We have read dozens of able critiques
of Tennyson but the onejwe are con
sidering is of the greatest value, be
cause it is so just and furnishes such
aids in comprehending the scope and
manifestations of the splendid and
unique' geniua and the incomparable
workmanship of one of the great Eng
lish poets, i' ... f.
The last volume of Tennyson we
have not seen, but it must be very
marked in its excellence. Hear for
1 moment the great Edinburgh thus
discoursing: -, , ,
fit will be enough at present to make a
brief allusion, to one of the poems in which
he has broken on the world with a new
strength and splendor; in the . poem of
VRizpah" he has achieved a second reputa
tion. Of this astonishing production it has
been said, that were all the rest of - the au
thor's works destroyed, this alone would at
once place him amongst the first of the
world s poets, i ouch was the verdict pro
nonnced by'Mr. Swinburne,. , It has all of
his characteristic generosity, . and not much
of his characteristic exaggeration.0 :
- iMr. S. is regarded as possibly, the
greatest of the; younger poets of
Great Britainh Again it says: r; s !
i' HiS last volume must convince us that
his vigor is unimpaired.- His sight is not
aim." . , . . . -.
; It thinks . ,that . some of his poetry
will ' perish, r but the; body of it twill
live. ' It say s" finely:
"Mr. Tennyson . has : said much,-that
when he said it was new to poetry, which
once so .said wul never become old.." ;
jSome poor, unappreciative critics
underrated ''Queen- -Mary" and "Ha
rold" even as. poemsj- but not so the
Edinburgh. It ; says a of them that
;"there is ' much in ' each to- excite
literary admiration," - and that they
"display many masterly qualities."
We have said in these J columns that
Ini'Memoriam" .is the greatest
elegiac poem; in the?world's vast lite
rature. . The t'-Edinburgh does ? rnot
fail to note itspverygreatjexcellence.
It says: - ,
: '.'In no other poem that we know of is
there so complete a- fusion of profound
thought and passion. Every one
of his illustrations, as it were; is a picture
by a great master, and; "every picture is a
scientific diagram; ? , ; .In reality : it
is a revelation to an age or its own struggle
alter some new spiritual standpoint. ,
On this .' Sunday morning we talk
to our readers about literature rather.
than politics altogether, , , If wp can
induce One cultivated , mind , to read
Tennyson until ii revels in his rich
and manifold contributions' to the'
wealth of English poetry, we shall
have been of real service, because we
shall have-broughttoc-it a delight
and a. memory that "will be perennial
and imperishable j '.i .-S'-
- ThNash county pole Jpuhching.
was brilliant; 1 No lives lost
Some ten years ; ago the English
Episcopalians began ; the ' important
"work of having -an authorized Com
mentary ! of the Holy Scriptures pre
pared.' ": A fnurnber 5 of JA ablewi and
earned divines were selected to perT
form the work. iVolume,af ter volume
hjis appeared and has been well re
ceived, both 1 in ' Great Britain and .in
this country ; It ' is kn6wn.t as the
SpeakerV; s Cbmmeiit
jecV having'' originated with ' the
Speaker of the i Heuse 'of Commons.
Thfre is(!an American Commentary
m course of pubbcatipn. :h For twenty
years' it has been an course of prepa
ration: i It ; is kneiwn as the "Inter
hational Commentary," ; and ft is - the
joint work of a dozen or mofe emi
hent flchohVi all. under: the editorial
supervision of the learned and labori-
ous Rev.5 Dr. Philip Schaff, who also
edited ' j the' I translation of ; Lange'a
faiuoiis Commentary . ? The first
volume, on Mark, 'has been issued,
price $1. ; h's :-:.','. . ;
There" is still another Commentary
that should be mentioned. . ; The Bap
tists have grown to be very large
denomination, . numbering . millions,
on this Continent.' They have among
them some of the most eminent scho
lars e ver born in America,' among them '
Prof. Alvah . Hovey, Prof.- John A,
Broq.u'us, Dr. r Thomas J; Conant, and
Prof. A. C: Kendrick. . ..A Commen
tary,' to ' be 'prepared ;hnderf Baptist
auspices, is to be -published; 'In fact
for some ' years j the ; work -;has been
progressing; ! Sixteen r divines : have
charge of the New Testament, rjOf
these, Dr. - Broadus has ; Matthew,
Prof. Basil Manly D.D.1, has Acts-ff-
the only two Southern representa
tives. Mark, by Rev., Dr. , W. N.
Clark, Montreal, j Canada,- has been
There ' are .- several ; other recent
Commentaries, of real merit we might
notice if we-had time to dwell upon
them. We , may ' mention , that the
Methodists have been favored with a
valuable and instructive Commenta
ry on the New Testament by the
well known scholar and author, Rev.
Dr. . Wheedon. It is ' something on
the plan of. Barnes's Notes, but more'
scholarly, and abreast of the learning
of the times. It is the best work of
the kind : thus ; far contributed by
Methodist learnings. ; r . i
:; Postmaster General James, in his
recent report, bears testimony ' to
the honesty '; of r his.: Department
under Democratic rule."' In the his
tory of. their control ihere was but
one case like the Star Route cases
under Hayes, t Vhile ' Brady alone,
furnished 250? From -1853 to 1860
se'veh years the total extra allow
ance was less than $100,000 each
.year.' In 1877, Brady granted $604,-
000 alone for the i Star Routes. ' The
Baltimore "Gazette' referring to the'
growth and expense of the Postoffice
Department, 'says: ..-
their number being increased at the rate of
15 per cent, a year. ,The expenses are $39,-
251,73o, and increasing at the rate of 6 per
cent a year, i It is in this department,rwith
these enormous revenues, expenditures,
forces and political influences; that we now
see a little ring of officials banded together
anu ueiy-ing uie .Executive anu-ouuiciary
Departments oi tne government, lney
arc accused ofiUfraudt collusion;, with
contractors, . and - the ; most flagrant , vio
lations of law, , by which the . govern
ernment, it is aueged, was in tnree years
defrauded of $1,981,522. ' -In eighteen.
montns ' it is cnarged, tney illegally made
contracts involving the government in need
less payments of $1,218,115 a year. Yet
these men cannot be convicted." They defy
the courts. '."They refuse to disgorge, They
even tnreaten to sue ana-, mulct tneir ; ac
cusers and the public-spmted officials who
have exposed their iniquities. - And all this
is done and kept up .under an administra
tion pledged to civu-service reform I jr
mi The voters of the land should re
member these things when elections
occur The people are being robbed
'continually and in many ways. 'v ; -
U i It -is hot to'-be?' !denied ; that many
women write admirably, and that
jsome indulge "a good deal of literary
gush.. For, instance: Miss Alice
Ilgenfritz delivered .the - address be
fore a District Press Association in
Iowa. She likes'her production and
has published it. She' is clever doubt
less, but. .the.' following, like some
other passages is a;ittle; bit "too ut
terly utter." r Says the nice , young
woman as she discourses upon Jour
nalism: ; ' i -.r h f
' , "T am thankf ur for -'the inconoclastlc
spades which' are ' rooting up old saws -that
have become stripped of all -significance.
like Cleopatra's Needle, by being removed
from their natural surroundings.
: It is something jiovel and interest
ing to hate anf : aspiring young fe
male.reading her Bcreed toan assem
bly of knowing' editors! 'r
The following cases-were disposed of by
this Court yesterday:; jyf r: -"j - .
State "vs. John Deal and Charles Wil
liams, Convicted of forgery, j Motion in ar
rest of ' judgmeht; motion overrnled, ( De
fendants sentenced to two years in the pen-
itehtiary, 'Appeal of $100. each . and. proses :
cutors bond of $5Q required, - v p ; V f J i
state vs. Eu Batson, charged with lr-.
ceny. Defendant found hot guilty and
discharged..! Vif!?!? ,
;State:-vs;vjn:y Tyler and Flora Tyierv'
charged wit JarceniitNot p
i State; yjt J4 Tf J?dens, charged with ob?:
structing the streets.-. Not pros, entered. H
, States vs. I Stokes Eveie tigf with f
fceny. ; .jjHBw pres. leave. iii'fX'
tate?vsi Charles Uliamst charged
with larceny, if Case continued sndbpnd of
;. State vs. David Brown, convicted of. as-.
sault and battery. Defendant fined $10and
State vs:f Aim 4avis, convicted of lar
ceny; fined $10 and thecostsj;'; . ,, hrii
State vs. 'Amanda, Freemanif convicted of
perjury. Defendant sentenced to 12 months
in the Penitentiary.-,, v ' -.
; State vs. Mary Ray, convicted of larceny.
Judgment suspeiided 'upon the payment of
COtS.-U-.U ''M"'- Vf i j't-t :-c.y '. H j i
State vs. Thomas Wescottj. oonvicted of
arceny.;: Defendant sentenced to 12 months
in the State Penitentiary. ' I :V . !
- State vs. IWm. Price,' convicted "of lar-J
ceny. Sentenced to two years in the State
Penitentiary. . ' r --.r; ;;-r!
, State vs.- John. Selerman,'-, 'convicted .of
larceny. Judgment . suspended and defend
dant discharged. . , . : . . ;1( i
State vs. "Wm. Phinny. convicted of per
jury.' Defendant, sentenced ib six years in
the State Penitentiary; : Appeal craven and
granted in forma paperi.f -'
: State vs. j Lewis Jackson, convicted " of:
larceny. Defendant sick and judgment
deferred, i ; : : - ' . ' ' . - -
. State vs. Charles Anderson convicted of
carrying a concealed weapon. Judgment
suspended upon the paynienVof costs.'?- ' '
Thanks were' tendered the' Grand Jurv.J
ior tne .manner, in wnich tjneyi had dis
charged their duties. j ' : v f
. , j ,.: v 4.
Tlie New Railroad Projee. '
The last Raleigh Farmer and Mechanic
lias this to say of the new enterprise which
Wilmington is now discussing with no little
warmth of feeling and interests "Capt.
Arthur B. Williams, of Fayotteville, now
in this city, tells us that the people of Cape
Pear are much4 interested in the ' new'' rail-
road project. Dr; Canedp was sent "down
the river in a special steamer on Monday to
give him an opportunity to see ! its entire
length and capacity. Canedo eems to be
in earnest. 1 He proposes Jaying the track
to the Carolina Central at ' once, (over the
already graded Florence route) as a tem
porary arrangement until the direct line to
Mi : . , - t , -u ? r i
of ocean steamers and an extensive velevaj
tor are also contemplated at an early date."
Foretem Exports for November.-
Below we give a statement of the foreign
exports from the city of Wilmington for
the month of November, as compiled from
the books in the Custom House i ,
Cotton 12,843 bales, weighing 5,990,469
pounds, and valued at $673,299. : v . t- i
A Rosin and . Crude ' Turpentine7l8, 053
barrels, valued at $47,488,
! Spirits Turpentine 171,208 gallons, val-
i Lumber 1,670,000 feet, valued at $28,-
' :i Shingles--863,000, valued at $6,052,
1 Miscellaneous Value $504. L . i(
? i Total value of foreign exports $845,002:
on American vessels, $29,366; ion foreign
Colored Conference Appointments.
. Rev. J. G-. Fry; for so long in charge of
St. Stephens' - A. M E; church, - was ap
pointed at the late session of the A. M. E,
Conference at Fayetteville to be Presiding
Elder of the Raleigh District,, and Rev. J.
F. Thomas, late of St. Paul's A. M, E.
church, Raleigh, is sent to St. Stephen's
church. Rev; Cornelius Sampson; former-H'
ly on the circuit below . this city, is made
Presiding Elder of the Wilmington District
and Rev. Edward Robinson is continued in
charge of Mt Olive church, leaving Mt.
Zion church to be supplied hereafter. -.
T The receipts of . cotton for. the month of
November just closed foot up 85,778 bales,
as against 30.430 bales for the correspond
iag month last year, showing an increase in
favor of 1881 of 5,348 bales. -
1 j The total receipts of the year to date foot
up 74,580 pales, as - against' 74,559 bales to
same date last year, showing an increase of
21 bales for 1881 .
Circus Notea. "
j Forepaugh purchased a .goodj portion of
YanAmburgh's circus and menagerie at a
public sale a few days X'W including his
monster elephant Bolivar.1" V v-'i
i Coup was in Washington City Tuesday
for the purpose of making arrangements
for going into winter quarters there,
Porelsn SUpmenU. -!
r The Norwegian barque Scliweigaard, Capt.
Johnson, was cleared , from this port for
Liverpool, yesterday, by Messrs. Williams
& Murchison, with 1,690 bales of cotton,
weighing ,783,490 pounds, and valued ' at
$90,101. - "' t
? A good many would be glad to
see the law in regard to ' cruelty to animals
more' rigidly : enforced,- Cases are occurr
ing on the street eyeryday.,jEven some
of the little boys pound: their goats unmer:
cif inly,' which is "but one of the results of
-1 the examples set them by their elders.'
f- was xjr. -unaries wee's cotton
gm, near Weldon, Jhat Was burned..
BenheU lHestert 'oneof iGran
,1 , VI
vine's best young men, died of typhoid fe--,ver,
aged 22; A'fyrfMi'y -1 r VI
Allison sends the following: soul-cheering
newst Weart in :the inidst1 of "a revival?
meeting.r j Uod nas poured out His spirit "r" .rr
upoB us...'. Up to last night there' have been '?
fifteen conversions -Cthers stiu are inter- '
ested.' j--.,:-: '-...' -: r:-.;-... v r V :f
.Wilson . ii?"iAr Mrv' 'O" If . '
Grimnl Srx- died at his - residence, in this'
placed Jftst 'Sunday yeningi Mr.fGrifBn'-i-
Wastn the 'flftv-ninfh ver nf hi am on ':'
was b highly respected dtizeh ; of .Wusonljy 1 'J
James E. . Clark, who has been hrivtw . : A
lywbrking up an interest in the cotton fac- :
toryl and who nas recently-returned from"5?;'
visitf to the Charlotte factory, the Granite -' - '
Mill of?yr3outharoKna,"ahd: the Exposi- -tion
at Atlantarinforms -ur that he has al--"-':' "
ready tea9Tlbmmait ot. 5 ; I
fifty thousand dollars and that this long- - h
shade ; ;antf waa now beyond any peradven- ? ', ?
Elizabeth Cit;v "Cromtan: The 1
Bayj Line to : Bamtore 'have lately put on
xne iiinffi anewauroni steameri .caued the -a :. 1 A"
Gaston. : It is a good name and dear to-
North Carolinians. "The steamer Pam-
Hcoj betweenj Washington? andji "Elizabeth
City, was compelled to make an extra trip
on iattirday, owihg to the. crowd of freight. 0 ; A r
left here Saturday morning for. Bridgeport, " " f 1 r
Connecticut. ' to 1 take charse :bf the -newA'AA i ; -
steam, yacht of the Eittyhawk Shooting ; ;
Vup ana. onng jner w meir neaaquaners. ,ry ;
gonn eenaett, an expert master . work-' ; , , r
mail in wood, and, iron, died in .WinfalLon .
Monday, the 14th ult . He 'was a useful
man and wiU be much. missed; rCanvi
den crops: Cotton has yielded about two- ;
tMrds of a crop,, and the quality has been vvf
extra good.1 The steple is unusually good.
Price good. T Corn has been a full crop. -Rice
about half acrdp. ,': ' ; ,i 'A ' '.'' '
t-' Wadboro 5 Th'onlas'- H
Wihfielda-ireBpected colored mftni-Hving
hear Mulchahy.had his hand badly man- , . . ..
gled in Mr.,Thos. J, Caudle's cotton gin a""-';
few days ago,, and the Ifmb had to be am- jj. "
putatedi, rir-On last Friday night th gin . t , i
house ofMr! J. A. Avett caught fire while r
he was absent, and was totally consumed. ::i
With it he lost three gins,; a cotton screw, .
thirteen bales of cotton,, and' a lot bf cotton' 3 ;
seed. Total loss will be upwards of twelve.-; ; -1
hundred dollars..most of which is covered 4 V
by uisurance." -At a meeting' .-'of the di-'4' ;
, m c n 1 tsi 1 ' .
rectors 01 tne u;neraw a oauBoury xuuu-oau .. ;; j '
held at Florence, oh Wednesday .of last' ' 1
week,' CoL B. D. Townsend was reelected -j
President, and Cols. Jas. A Leak and Jno. ., , '; . .
Robinson, of Anson; Directors. Weare glad ,
to learn the road is doing a good business --A--1
The Governor 01 the taate ot Mississipr .. . ,
pi, Robert Lowery, is an Anson couhty
boy, having been born near White's Store : -i "
j-Lilesvillef note:: On; . Saturday night., r
Will Carpenter, of the Grassy Island Mills; - ' .
was waylaid, . robbed,' and - seriously,, if not
fatally, wounded on Saturday night, near.. ,
his home. We cannot learn' the particulars '
to-day. - Dr. Battle is in attendance upon
him. and considers the case as almost hope- - ' -
1pm -: -' , ' ' ' ' '. " -
I Goldsborb 1 X Messenger 1 A Col.Ji '
Corkill, attorney for the prosecution in the'
Guiteau trial, telegraphed? to Dr.";! Eugene . ,
Grissom- on , Saturday, requesting him to -
testify as art expert in the case of Guiteau.
lie replied tnat nis omeiai . auties requirea
his attention. ,We regret to learn
that the large and 'commodious dwelung
house; of j.Mr, . Thos.,- H. Atkinson, in the -
Hare's store section of Johnson county, was '
destroyed by fire on Monday , last .together '
with most of his, furniture, a quantityof t
uuru auu auum iuui uura ui wuuu. u
mlly $5,000 r no : msurance.r rJMr. W. v
JJ Best says he has no idea of relaxing his
efforts to secure the Western' North Caro- -'
Una railroad because i the- commissioners r .,
have, . as yet, and perhaps may . altogether
deeline to declare a' forfeiture of the con- "
tract. He will transfer the contest to the . ,
courts, and while he admits that there will .
be delay, his friends ; say : that he is en- 7 '
tirely i confident of success ; ultimately.
j The opening ot tne Messenger -opera
House in this city has been fixed f Or De- -'
cember 20th. 21st. 22d and 28d. , :A first-
class troupe has been engaged and 'eharm-
mg piays seieciea, assunug a series ui eu-
iQvaoie entertainments. , , ine upera nouse ;
is being handsomely fitted up, and supplied
with beautiful stage scenery, comfortable .. .
opera chairs, gas light, andaeating capacity
for &00 people. , v . .
I - Raleigh News- Observer : The
internal ' revenue collections In this; the
fourth district, for the month of November ' v?
were ,$107,935, AL - Died: At Como,
Panola ' county,' Mississippi, Col;' Norfleet '- .
R, Sledge,- in his 70lh. year. . He . com
menced life as a salesman in the. store of '
his brother-in-law. the. late Ruffln Tucker, -
in this city, and r it was here he laid the A
ground-work of his'future business success.
-r -Forty-one drummera' -licenses- were is-
sued from the Treasury Department during. -the
month of November. ' During No
vember the register' of deeds i issued fif ty . t
marriage, licenses, of which. Sl; were to.
white and 19 to; colored "cbUpleS.- -The
.record kept-by UievChief of ! Police shows ; ;
that ninety-three arrests were made during
the month of November; J. F. Rey
nolds." special agent of the Bell Telephone .
and , Telegraph Company, is . in this city, .
and we .'learn, will mtroduce "them here. - '
1 and beaten as to make one shudder to look
I At hint, ;-was a street -sight yesterday;'' The'
V ma i 1. j , t it :i i : J .
yneaa naa ueeu puk u 1111 u ibkuu, at -.-1
a low groggery at which rows are frequent,
so much so that the place' has a reputation -as
one of the most disgraceful the city has
ever contained. '? Night I after ; nighty it is
said,- crowds of debauched white men ana
negroes gather there and drink and fight.
;while, like heirs door, the portal wide lets " ',
out a glare of light until long after mid- '
night.-: ' -On motion of- the defendants,
in the Federal Court ; yesterday, i-the ; cases - -against
the board of canvassers of Halifax
county for throwing out the vote of a pre
cinct; and against the poll-bolders of an
pther precinct for substituting a ballot-box -for
the one, in which the votes were de
posited, were both postponed until the June
term, 1882. We learn from President
Battle that Mr. J. S. Rich, executor and "
son-in-law of Mr. ; Joseph Caldwell, nephew -of
the distinguished President of the Uni- -v. '
vcrsityof the same name, has, at the request .
of his testator, caused to be erected' at Ma- ,
Tion, Wayne county, News York; ; a. granite j
monument,- on which are to be inscribed the j
names-and dates of birth and death of Dr. k
Caldwell and his mother, and other members '
of. the Caldwell family. Dr. Caldwell wasr
born hi Lawington; New Jersey, April 21; :
1773, and diedmChapetHillr Jan. 27, 1835.
Walter P. Williamson, Esq:; of Tar I
boro, is in the city. He reports that on
Tuesday night, when the train on the Wil-"
mington& Weldon- Railroad " was - within '
about six miles ' of -Goldsborov'some -one
threw a large stone through a window into. r
I a passenger car, : It strutkanifln sittmg on '
P" J . . A . . ,.,t.O WfM! ,
a seat just in rear oi Jir,c .vYui)tuiwon, aau - .
hurt hinibadlyi The passengers ''ducked'
their heads, ' and, an instant later, a very i; -heavy
stone crashed against the side of the t
car, just between the - windows.! t The "k
; first intimation that has reached me in any ; -
way that I was to quit my profession and .
turn editor was the announcement in "your .
paper of yesterdayiDidi youT believe it? t -Whatever
else may befall mev I shall never
assuine the responsible and onerous duties ) :
of that profession, honorable and useful as
it is, "as well as essential in - the promulga-
tion of truth and the support and mainten i'. .
ance of pubiic liberty, - - i M XEAcm n ;.
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