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' PUBLISHED XT
ISO A TEAR, IN ADVANCE.
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8 URScniPTioir frice.
iThe subscri6tion . price of the "WkekIt
S4ir is as follows : ! i '
Single Ctopy 1 y0ar, postage paid, . . $1.50
'. 6 montns, " 1.00
. 3 months, " " .50
JBAI.OUS OF THE SOUTH. -
The fact that cotton will not grow
the Northern States where manu-
f actures abound
op e of that section who live by
tanufaeturing more friendly than
ev have shown themselves to be
tfwrrds the South. But now. that the
'outh is advancing in the line of
r lanufacturing and: the prospect is
t ef ore the century ends there will be
r tifousand factories at work in the
i outh, we mair look for greater dis
mays of jealousy and possibly of in-
justice. A leading JSew Jngiana pa
per, the Boston Commercial JBvMe-
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.tin, says of the opposition to., cotton
icfiillinc' in the South of the New Eng-
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iland manufacturers : t
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J 'There is, in fact, a striking similarity in
tne position assumed by the cotton lords of
3Caaeliester aiid Lancashire towards the cot-;
tfea factories 6f Bombay, and jthat of cer
tiia csea in the Jforth toward the experi
ment of cotton manufactures at the South. -'
Selfishaess, aot nature, is at the bottom of.
this assumptioB. : Whatever - may be the
final economic ruli of the encouragement
M cotton inanufpjuyes , both in India and
It the South! in our owa country; of one
hiflg we are sure, and that is that while the
South will be enabled to provide itself with
f ottou goods1 of its own j manufacture, the
Northern cotton manufacturers have a vast
foreign field ; before them in which to dis
pose of their goods, and this, too, right mi
ller the nose jof afore-mentioned Manches
ter and Lancashire cotton lords. We have
Ireferenoe to Chiaa; Jess than 50,000,000
ipeople are supplied by foreign-made goods,
pnd over 350,000,000 as the j "home-spun"
article." - - , , ;
This is welL
prohiW or suppose a tariff is levied
that shall tnake American goods too
highland the "home-spun" article is
relied upon to clothe the 350,000,000,
how will the New Englanders be ben
efited? They want a protective tariff
to keep oUt the other goods from our
shores, but they hanker after free
trade when they jship goods abroad.;
The Life Saving Service ought . to
be well eared for by the Congress.
Superintendent Kimball; will ask for
an increase of salaries in tljis depart
ment, and we hope it will be made.
considering the life of great.
is very poor. ' The station-
keepers -the head men-r get but $400
annually. The subalterns of course
receive less. Think of men risking;
their lives weekl after week to rescue'
the wretched and the drowning and
being pai(d only enough to keep soul
and body alive. The result of a course
that is to niggardly is to compel
scores of the trained men to resign.
It is thought all of the j station-keepers
will resign unless tliey are better
paid. T ley are ; far more : exposed
every ' way than lighthouse-keepers,
and yet they receive $200 less - annu
ally. In fact some lighthouse-keep
ers get as much as $l,0)0i Mr. Kim
ball saysp . . j:.', ':.'. " . -.
"The service has 185 stations, and has.
since its organization, reduced the loss of
life on the! coast 90 per cent. ; the number of
disasters in the coast line covered by this
department, is about 250 to '800 annually,!
and the number of lives endangered, on an ;
average, is about 2,000 of this number
but ' nine ! were lost last year. A large!
amount of property is also saved by the;
service. The annual cost of the life-saving
service noW is about $500,000, against $4,-j
000,000 for the lighthouse board." j.
The . North Carolina Conference,
M. E. Church, is the largest .body of
the kinc in the connection, we bej
lieve.- Is it not about time that one
.of its members should be raised to
the Episcopate ? i Virginia has had
I Early and Doggett ; South Carolina
lias naq vipers ana t lgnimaiu
Why should not North ' Carolina
have one ? It has ' as good material,
tvo are sure, as some we have seen
manufactured into Bishops. It is
amderstood that at least three Bishops
are to be elected at the Genera) Con
ference of 1882. We have noticed
in the 'papers' speculations as.to who
they will be. One from Virginia is
Among the number but ''nope from
Uorth Carolina, .A. hint.
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jVOL. - vXIII.
I It is stated on good authority toat i
Governor wi)J,-?onTene the General Assem-
Diy in extra session aDOUi toe ursi ot.next
WSireh. Pilteboro Record, j.-j . -: 'r:;? i.i;. ;3
As extra sessions are costly luxu
ries they are inot ! desirable. The !
twenty or thirty . thousand; dollars
that an extra session will cost proba I
blyi oan be judiciously ; expend jjn
educational purpcsesi The last extra
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session might have been avoided with!
benefit to the State.? ' The Stab 'ho'p
posed its being called as unnecessary;,
and it has seen no cause to change its
view. "It wilt not favor the calling;
ioff ans lextra sesstonMn ; 18821 unlesd
there be the greatest necessity for it,
and delay shall o;, impossible under
change ? in the apportionment of its
members and thereby necessitate the
calling- of an extra session of course
the Governor will ,have . no Mother
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course Open but to issue his proclama
tion. , , But .it is Vof Very ; doubtful
propriety . to
call 1 the ' .Legisla-1 1
ture together : merely to Derfect 1
nm ' rHrn Ur 1
iL'Av- : rrn .x'l
x- wic 4. tu;
people tf Norths Carolinain regard 1
VV! KUUU4U.BA1CB 19 BUCU bUUt, 11U - j UUl- I
ciou niind vill j look with entire fa
vor upon the calling of -the Legislature-
in extra . session merely to sup
plement the action of the previous
Legislature ;. The regular. session
meets in January, ' 1 883.- :: We sup
pose the Govenior will hardly assume
the responsibility of calling the Le
gislature together, nnless the reasons
for such a course be imperative.
The new Governor of Virginia is
to be inaugurated with the least pos
sible display. Te Washington letter
to the Baltimore Sun of the 29th says:
; f "A confidential friend of Gen.;Mahone
and Col. Cameron, who left for Petersburg
to-nigh to confer with the new Governor,
says the plans and the purposes , of the Re.
adjusters are much more comprehensive
and far-reaching than has been imagined,
and that the session of the Legislature will
be characterized by more interest and ani
mation than has been the case for vears." ,
Rumors says the Republicans and
debt-paying Democrats of Tennessee
and Arkansas are to coalesce. This
is better for the Republicans than to
act as they did in Virginia, when
tney joined Mabone and his tribe in
a grand repudiation scheme.
j . Sarah Bernhardt's health is failing.
She has had several fainting fits, con
sequent upon the exertion necessary
J.n playing. ' She persists, in spite of
the doctors, in having her way.
j The "city of London?' proper has
but ;261,06Iinhabitarits-.l The put-
side population however makes Lon
don a "nation" as .De Quincey long
ago called it nearly 4,000,000. i ; ,
! The trial of Guiteau will cost the
Government, it is said, over $100,000.
Organization ' ' of tHe Wllmlngrton,
Wrlgbtsvine and JaeKsonvllle KH
: road Company ' , '.
' At a meeting of the friends and promo
ters of the Wilmington, Wrightsville and
Jacksonville ; Railroad Company,', held in
this city yesterday; , the 29th inst., the fol
lowing were elected directors: E. C. Mc
Lenden, Robt. E. Batts, Jos. T. Foy, A.
R. Black, F. M. Wooten, G so. M. Crapon,
Geo. T-, Wassom, E. F. MarJin. ;v;
At a subsequent meeting of the Board
of Directors the following were elected of
ficers: Jos. : T. Foy.aTresident: F. . M.
Wooten, Geueral Superintendent; .Geo. M.
Crapon, Secretary and Treasurer .. . .. .r .
I Thefollowing were appointed a commit
tee to secure the right of way of the lands
through which the road may run: E. C.
McLenden, . of Onslow,;. and A., R. Black
E. F. Martin, of New Hanover. - ?
' The President was directed to appoint
suitable persons to open books of subscrip
tion along the line of the proposed road.
Onjnotion, the meeiing then: adjourned
to assemble again, in the city of Wilming
ton, on Saturday, January 7th,. 1882.
Business Change.'.'' .
With the new (year - some important
changes take place in the business houses
of Murchison & Co. , New, Toi k Williams .
& Murchison, Wilmington, and it D. Wil
liains &' Co., Fayetteville., The particulars
are given in oar advertising . columns to
day. : We are glad to note that Mr. Henry
C! McQueen has been admitted as a partner
Kin the house or v. it. jiurcnison z uo.
We have no doubt the- oldworkers under
their new firm" names will fully sustain their
formereputation,,which is good enough
Gettlncr too Pamrilar Twlth Other Peo
,v pie's ifoA'
March Campbell, a colored resident of
Cape Fear Township, in this county, wad
brought j to this ' city yesterday, under a
conimitment ' from Justice A. J. Grady,,
charged iwith: the larceny of hog, the
property of one Willis Jordan and in de-'
fault of security m the stun "of $100, justi
fied, he was committed to 'jail to await his
trial at the approaching term of the Crimir
nal Court. . ' '
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Receipts and Exports From the Port I
of ITUmlnston for the Tear ISSlm
AIs Number Wf Vesseis Arrived itvi
ring tbe Tear, Kte u ''v-.
The iTcceipts of cotton at this port for:
the year ending the Slst of December foot
up i29fQ&6 bales-as against 108,155 bate
ifor last ypaT-Spirits !rpentine 84,873
basks, ,as- agaiit 8d,954 caslss for Jast year;;
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rosiri ? 431121 barrels; as S against 1480,984;
barrels fot.last 'year; tar t50,540 barrels,, as
gainst 54,188 barrels' for last year; criidej j
turpentine 91,444 barrels, as agauist
Wn1 Tn1ief iri ' -ft f-JiH '-iu !'' ':
Tt " iuuy j
5 V .' , V'" EXPOKTS.
The exports 'Iroja; this port fpr the year
ending December'Slst, 1881 foot up as fol
lows: ::y':',r.- .;:..;:r.;;
! Trt HnmAstiri Tnrt--fi3 Sit ' halftfl fiotton.
840,348 balesi for last year; 29,067
casks sSlflts turrjentinei'as "against 83,272
pasks for last year; 40, 160 .barrels rosin, as
against 48361 barrels for last year,-44,479
bands tar. as against 39,409 barrels for
last year; 2,335 barrefs crude turpentine, as
bgainst 3,356 barrels for last year; .
To foreign porta 57,664 bales cotton, as
iagainst'65,718 bale8 ;for last 'year ; 58,477
casks of spints turpentine, as against fiv,-.,
3casK8 lor last year ; 440, oow oarreis 01
rosin, as against 399,349 barrels for last
Jr ; iH909 , barrels; of tar, as against
14,032 barrels fort year; 102 barrels of
tnide turoentinc. as aiiainst none for last.
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Total exports for 1881 :
Cotton. ........ ; J . .
Crude turpentine. J ; . . T .
I Total -exports for 1880;;
' 59,388 "
2,437 ' '
OltOQ.. ....... .
, 108,166 bales.
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Durine January: 1881. the arrivals at
- i. , .
this port consisted of 26 American . vessels.
with a tonnage of 8,492,? and ; 80 f oreign
vessels, with a tonnage of 9,047; February,
27 American, 9,211 tons, and 26 foreign,
8,785 tons; March, . 37 American, .13,953
tons, and 83 foreign, 10,929 tons; April, 30
American, 10, G70 tons,and 25 foreign, 8,644
tons; May, 18 American, 7,099 tons, and
20 foreign, 6,422 tons; June, 26 American,;
9,356 tons,and 14 foreign, 4,428 tons; July,
18 American, 6,736 tons, and 8 foreign,
1,794 " i tons; August, 15 American, 6,692
tons, and 14 fore'gn, .4,814 tons; Septem
ber. ) 19 American, 9,858 tons, and 14 for
eign," 5,856 tons; October, 81 American,
12,807 tons, and 21 1 foreign, .7,719 tons;
November, 27 American;. 9,777 tons, and
24 jforeign, 11,404 tons; December, 32
American, 15,363 tons, and 25 foreign.8,480
Total number of vessels arrived during
the year, 306 American, registering 119,414
tons, and 244 foreign, registering' 88,292
Grand totals : 604 vessels, registering 207,-
A Ratner Unpleasant Adventure.
i . Quite an , adventure i befell one of pur
country friends, here on i a shopping expe
dition, as he was about5 departing for his
home yesterday afternoon,', about 3 o'clock.
He came to town in an ox cart and had
almost literally filled the vehicle with the
purchases he had made, when he drove
down to the foot of Market street with the
view of going across the river on the ferry
flat, and thence to his home in Brunswick
county. In the meantime our friend occu
pied a seat- hi the cart: and awaited
the return of the flat, .when the
ox, suddenly becoming impatient at the de
lay, marched deliberately into the dock,
cart and all, before he could be restrained
by the driver, who jumped off into fthe
water, where it came up about to his arm
pits; and returned to the wharf. ; ; The or,
however, kept steadily on, commencing to
swim as soon as he got to the proper depth,
and had" reached a point nearly half way
the; river, " when he suddenly
nis i nouon, ana turning arouna, r swam
back : to the;.. east ; side t of !';;the ': river
agaiiy making his way' out on the wharf
as best . 'he '. coold. In the meantime,
while out on the river, the wheels . came off
the: cart' nu Seveial bundles floated out,
and,' after drifting i short, distance, 1 until
thoroughly saturated with water, went to the
bottom all but trotf 'glass bottle, containing
some- kmd of & fluid.'fwhieh 'sailed - off
majesticallyddwn the'Tfver,' head and neck
erect and bobbing' upland down among the
little wavelet ; it followed ithe. current
ocean ward. The wheels, were, subsequent
ly recovered,: with the assistance of some of
the sympathizing but . amused ; spectators,
and our rural friend finally got safely across
the river and ; wended his ) way - nomewara.:
Foreign Shipments! .h'-v -w I
i . Tbe following comprise the foreign ship
ments f rom this port yesterday Q The Schr.
Chr. omo. Cap. Good win; f,or Po; t-ap-Priace,
Hayti. by Messrs. Edward Kidder & Sons,
wi-h 116,130 feet . of lumber and 28,364
shingles.. valued at $2,212 93; and the' Ger
man barque Anna Von . Klein, : Capt.
Schwermer, for Montevideo,., by Messrs
Edward Kidder & Sons, with .263,738 feet
of lumber, . valued at $4,747 28. : Total
valuation of foreign exports for the. day.
Stock Market Irregular
; -;; . ,. :::.and Lower, ,
' 7 '-, f ' IBr Telegraph to the Xornine Star, ,
i Nkw Yoke. December 81. 11 A. M.
The stock market t opened very irregular,
but in the main to 11 percent, lower than
yesterday's sclosing prices, 1 the latter- for
Ohio & Mississippi. ..' la the eariy-oeanngs
a. deriine was recorded ransrine from i to
li per cent.; Wabash preferred leading the
downward, movements i At ll o ciock a
fractional iwnvflnr ocraTred.' ' '" ' ! vm
flThe Prisoner Pleads fir more Protec-
Continuation of Expert Testlmbn s
By Telegraph to tlie Morning Star.
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Opened this morning some delay mjthe pro
beedings ensued, and Guiteau made his usu
al morning speech i Hb complained- i that-
e usual, gu
ard or , policemen , nad been
withdrawn rom the prison van, aud that.
there is more danger of his being shot When
. I w I M I M fill ll'M
idmg to and from ; ' the --jaily4 than 'at any !
itner time. He requested tne Judge to or-u
er the usual guard of policemen to accom-i
ny flie van; that it would only take one
rank with sufficient nerve to shoot iim' in
e van: that the only danger he'.anticipa-
d was from cranks. ' . ni.i. , .':.!
:Dr Callender was called. ; - t.,,
Judge Cox said the , statement had been,
tade yesterday that the Court had sur
rounded the pnsoner with unusual guards
nnd protection, He Would' state that' the
prisoner was in the custody of the Marshal,'
and not of the Court, and whatever-extra-
guards have been furnished had been sup-,
pliedbyhim. : V ' x : '
I Guiteau Well; ' then,' your ttpnor, ff
she Marshal, won t do his duty i appeal to
she Court.-J If the Marshal refuses, to fur-
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inusu a proper guuru iuuji mm oui aiiu ci
ihave a new Marshal." - "". .'-
Judge-1-"! have no doubt the Marshal
will do his duty in this connection. " -
1 IMr. , Scoville. read' tovwitness a letter''
written by. , Guiteau about ten , days ago, to
ibenator JJon uameron, asking ipr nve nun-
dred dollars, ! and asked for his opinion '
iwhether such .a letter, to a man he did not
!know. : does : not indicate unsoundness of
mind." ' , ; . ' .... ,:.
Answru."I(1n not tliinlr it inriinAtoa nn.
soundness of mind. It seems to me con ,
sistent with ' his character- and habit of so-'
liciting money from sources where he had
too reason toxpect it :i ? ; -: . , : ; -. . n
.Bcoville then read to. Dr. Callender the.
hypothetical case of thie defence and the
,witness!replied, "Upon that "hypothesis his?
insanity s a self-evident proposition. ' ' ! :
f ur. v alter, jvempier, oupenaienueni oi
the VY lsconsm state Hospital , for the.. in
Sane, had devoted his attention to the study:
of insanity for the past fifteen; years. , Wit-,
Bess was tamiiiar witn tne process of taKing
the conformity of the head, and did not be-
Jieve much importance as a -rule could be:
attached to the shape of the head; in . deter-..
mining sanity or insanity. Witness exhib
ited a number of sups ' showing shapes as
taken by conformation of the heads of a
number of prominent men, including Trea-;
surer Gilfillan, Col. Ingersoll, Judge Porter.
and Col, uorkhill, Considerable, amuse
iment was created by the illustra
tions of ' witness' running comments of
Guiteau. ; Not a . single diagram : disr
closed a symmetrical head. , Witness ,
remarking that ', possibly not a single per
fectly symmetrical head might be found in
the court room.1" In the case of , Ingersoll,
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me witness remarKen, pointing wun . nis
finger, "this side appears flat as compared
with the other." . .
Davidge "It bulges on the wrong side?'"
Witness' 'Yes ; some would say so. " ' 1
Guiteau "That shows that both he and
I are cracked in the same direction.
"Col. Corkhill's head;JKsaid the witness,
"has a very marked depression ron one
side.". - , -' - '
i Guiteau'-finterruDtijirV "Til" bet' vouV
Jou can put your foot in the depression in
is head."1 i i j.u " ' --i
Witness (continuing) "The- depression
is very similar to that noticed in the prison
er's head.", fLaughter.l . -i
Guiteau 'Oh, yes; cracked a great deal
worse than I am."
The witness was then asked if he had
ever seen a case where a person committed
a crime and claimed divine inspiration; and
if so, howi such persons deported them-:
selves before and after the act. ; He replied
that in such-cases the delusion, or inspira-.
tion, as they claim it to be, comes suddenly.
and with intense pressure, and that such
persons act quickly and upon a sudden im
pulse, delaying neither to consider, oppor
tunity nor weapons. : That it would, be im-;
possible to conceive without witnessing it
the energy, impetuosity and determination
with which persons acting under an insane
delusion carry out their purposes. , Wit-,
ness did not believe inn distinct type of
insanity which could be called "moral in-,
which had been invented to excuse ; the
commission of heinous , crimes.1 Witness
had never seen a case where an insane . man
after committing a crime boasted of bis
insanity, and urged it as an excuse for his ;
crime. , Insane murderers : do not ; parade ,
their acts, but on the contrary very rarely
will allude ' to them, unless a great . deal of
ingenuity .is used to draw them out. ; Wit-.
ness, until he entered unajcourt room, naa
never heard of a case of ialleged inspiration
that came from withiii. Always such per
sons claim to have heard the, will of God,
or seen nis image, or sonieuung 01 me son.
Such an inspiration is never a conviction
arrived at after mature reflection on j'the
part of the person so affected, t-', " "
Witness was asked if he believed that the;
belief 1 of the prisoner's father, (G. W.
.Guiteau) that disease could be cured by
prayer, should be taken aa an evidence 01
insanity, and replied,' yJ 'By no means;' we
all know that thousands and . thousands of
,ane people prayed daily for: the .salvation
They would hardly have done . so if they
had not a strong belief in the efficacy of,
praver." ;i- :iir- '':'? ' ' '
: Guiteau "It shows that, the Lord . arid
the people don't agree ori . this business. :
People are beginning to come over to ; my
side and the Lord's tool" ' '
Corkhill then read the hypothetical ques
tions of the prosecution, and witness replied
to each,! taking the facts set forth 1 to be 1
true," "In my ppitiicn he was' sane." Wit-i
ness had visited Guiteau in prison and had 1
there asked him if he considered ; himself
insane. The reply was, 'Not what you ex
perts call insane; but legally insane."
When asked what he meant by the term,''
the prisoner said that if he could ; get the
jury to believe that he was acting under an
inspiration from the Lord when he shot the
President that would be all he wanted: and
would acquit him. , ; ! tt;
Guiteau had been engaged with his mail
for some: minutes and ihe" called out, "I
would .like to have you know,; ladies and
gentlemen, that my ' letters now come ad- -dressed
'Hon. Charles Guiteau.? - Quite: a
change from last summer." w ,
i Witness wascross-esammed by Col. Reed,'"
who produced a pamphlet report preparedi
by witness as Superintendent of the Wis
consin Insane Asylum, and read . er tracts i
from it ; Duringthe reading a dispute arose
between counsel; who seem to liave gradu
ally developed a vast amount of bitterness.'
Some fifteen minutes had been consumed in
,the dispute, - and the Court I admonished:
counsel that the trial must proceed without
consuming so such, time in discussing mv
material dnputes. c 'rn- .li lv,!
The cross-examinationwas continued by
Mr. Scoville with an occasional outburst on
the part of the prisoner until adjournments :
"He came here,'' said Guiteau,1 referring to '
the witness, "as an expert for' the defence
That's what he said whenhe was in my cell;
but good living at Willard' and Corkhill's
money have been too much for him."-
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Court Room . Literally Packed Prlso
ner Reads a Telegram of Sympathv
1 and Announces that he 111 Submit
I his' Name for the Presldeney before
; the .-.Next , Republican Convention -:
I Defence wants Time for Sur-RebuttaJ ;
j Evidence. ',' . , ' ' ''
; :" By Telepaph to the Morning Star.J n ''
I ASniKOTOK, December 30: The Court
room, Was literally packed this morning. .'':
i As soon , as Guiteau reached his seat in theu
dock he shouted out,' ''Some' of the leading '
yajjcis 111 iiiucnui coiiaiuei me uue greatest
fellow they have met in some time. 'r At 8
d'clocktnighVuIf rec?iyed , a -telegram,,
which will read for the edification of this
audience and the; American' 'people." ' He
then read ittiffti-.."--ui : fy-tiUunUi-r, i-,Axjh-!'
1 !'Mr.Chaa. J-Guiteau, Washington City,;
D. .C- i ,:A11 Boston, sympathizes with you.
You ought to be President. Signed, Ahost'
of 'Admirers ;.'v. hui
.Pausing a tooment. he then branched off
into a wild harangue, ending by saying, "I
shall submif.my name to the next RepubJi-
ban Convention'- I shall expect to be before
U. There are only two men in the country
who want me.hung ; one , is Judge Porter,
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Jnrrirt 'YTnrta t trot Pi IHU1 fiAm thrt nAnAim I
Cbrkhil, whoi ospbets to get bounced,' ! fend
nrhft lrr rv-rrTO I anv rlra 'mmw. m-F 'f . 'jr --. . ....
,a. auy, o , -f44 44 voudq jVi.Ab.' tr J Jn,'f!1
i' ut. Jxempster then toot the stand, and
Mr. Scoville resumed the cross-examination.--'Witness
did not believe in temporary
insanity in the 'sense that a person could be
insane and wholly recover in an hour. He
believed Sickles was sane, but Coles,' who
shot Hiscock at Albany, was undoubtedly
Mr, Corkhill announced that he had but
one more witness to introduce on the part
of the government, and inquired of ilr. '
Scovule how much time he would want to
consume Jn his sub-rebuttal. 4 . - 7
i Mr. Scoville replied that he had seyeral
Witnesses', whose ' names ' were 'presented
since the close of thef case,: and he would
ask the Gourt to permit them to be sworn ,
on the ground of newjy discovered evidence
material to the case.' P'! '"' ' -'';' ;'
j Mr. Corkhill :wa't)ed -to know what he
expected to prove! .-.;,Lh -. . , . ; ,
S Mr. Scoville replied : ','We have evidence
to offer relative to the state of the prisoner's
mind just- before the' shooting."-v He also
stated that he would probably! require all
of next week upon the rebuttal. .." , '
I Mr.J Davidge objected to a reopening of
the casei ;and Mr!' Scoville insisted ' that he
did not . desires-to delay the trial, but the
prosecution had 'consumed weeks with ex-,
pert 'witnesses and he did not propose, to
be-cut short in the matter of time. '
j Mr.: Scoville suggested that the jury be
auowea tQ., separate f anct go home upon
parole not to speak of the trial during their.
absence trom court, giving as a reason so
licitude' f or' the; health of the jurymen,
which is -likely tp become affected by the
close confinement. Considerable discussion
arose, which was cut short by the foreman
saying that the jury did not care to sepa
rate, but desired a reasonable opportunity
for fresh air and exercise. ! The discussion
between; opposing .counsel 'continued for
some time, with considerable acrimony.
when finally Mr. Scoville in reply to CoL
Corkhill, ' surprised f everyone by making
one of the ; best and most ; impressive
speeches that has been heard in the court
room since the opening of the trial. In
earnest and impressive language he vindi
cated the conduct of the defence, and se
verely rebuked the course of the District
Attorney in his "unseemly efforts to muz
zle and drive the defence from the Court."
Some manifestation of applause followed
the conclusion of his speech, but it was
quicKiy cnecKea by tne uouru -1
Dr. John P. Gray, of the New York Lu
natic Asylum, thei took the ' stand. Wit
ness had made - the ! study ! of insanity his
business since 1850, land ' in that time had
treated or investigated 12,000 cases of insa
nity.. 1 He had never seen a . siagle instance1
where the only indication of - insanity was
an exhibition of immorality or wickedness.
He did not believeia what had been called
"moral, insanity." I It was impossible to
dissever ' mental unity so as to locate any
impairment of 1 moral nature that was 'not
accompanied by an intellectual - determina
tion, . Insanity in , itself , had. - no more ten
dency to excite to crime than . neuralgia or
any other disease, f It ' puts ; nothing new
iuto a man's head: it only perverts what
is already therev.
f Dr. Gray stated that he made a thorough,
complete and satisfactory examination of
the prisoner at the jail, and at the request
'of the District Attorney gave at some length
the details of MsJexamUfllxand of his con
versation with the prisoner.,- -Witness had
inquired of the prisoner in , regard to his al
leged inspiration,' and asked him if it came
to him in the f onn, fof a voice or, vision:, or
direct command, anip his reply , was, JN o ;
11 came into my Jieai as a conception, auu
I reflected upon it untill jresolved that it
rwas justified by the situationiYBWitnessf
then asked the prisoner how this statement
accorded with his theory of inspiration,; and
Jus reply was, . The inspiration was in tne
form of a pressure! constantly upon me to
commit the act,"
i Guiteau That's all there is in the case.
Short and to the point you can talk about
;it six years if you want to. 1 . ' n
! . Dr Gray continued the story of his ia
terview with Guiteau, with occasional com
ments bv the latter; of assent and dissent,.
but not to the extent or an annoying inter
ruption, until the adjournment-f
Dr. Gray on the Witness Stand Inter-
L cuptlons by the Prisoner, r
JB? Telegraphto the Homing Siar.l
i ' WASHXtrTOiir ; Dec. 31. In the : Guiteau
trial, to-dav. Dr. Gray took the stand and
resumed the story of his conversation with
'the ririsoner in iail. He said the prisoner,
sion, "wnen x maae up my muiu. . f
Guiteau Shouted; "making up my mind
iwas the result bf grinding pressure. That's
iwhere the inspiration , comes : in.-, Please
'o-Pt that straie-ht while vou are about it.
I Witness was interrupted frequently, both
by Guiteau and Mr. - Scoville, and finally
said : . 'Thef e have been so many interrup-i
Itions I don't' know where lam.'' He got
sturtftrl fiirain. and said he bad seen a dum
ber of cases where persons laboring under
noonn Vlnlnci Ann Kflrl flftOTW<f 3f i rE
. mwuc uc:uowiia - " ,
miTOTwl , their sn n SiVr bntdid not lecall an
instance of recoveiy within, a shorter period
than -three months..?: Witaessi nea, never
heard ' the' word 'pressure" used in an in
sane? iase ;ntbf?r. than in a physical j sensed
He did not think! a mAtf actingunder divine
. . - . .1 J ,..xlnSAa
ipressure, wno snouiu1 cummu imnun,iu
Iwould be apt to appeal to the law and) civU
iauthorities ;for protection ' from the conse-
quencesojms acK.1 -He : ueuevea tne pn-
. soner to be Bane, j'.i' ,.-!..--. ,j.:j ' ;d v '- 1;
. After tl-e recess the.:cro83-esaroinaion
progressed without incident, the afternoon
passed wearily," and the: counsel for the
prosecpiion I devoted .themselves td ithe
preparation and arrangement of points for
tne - tortneommg arguments, r wmiei' mr.
Scoville seemed to be -asking questions to
Kill time. At -Hwee Jclefe- the ourt au-
joorred Ui?til TaesdayiH y. .1 ? IT-A J
-1-y5.V'f (ii' li iS 'Si i4H J 1 i' 1 1 ii
x. (The French commissioners appointed to
continue the negotiationafor a commercial
treaty between England and France include
M.i Gambetta and Mr Spuller; UnderlrFor-
it-) f. ') J
Armed .Neaxoes Take Possession of the J
i xown oriPiymouth, . i c, and
Threaten ' Destruction to - - lilfe ' and
Property The Town Officers Assaul
ted , and;? Stabbed One ;. Mortally
WoundedThe Sheriff Attacked arid1
.Prisoners Released Gov Jarvfs, Ap-y
pealed to for Aid Several Companies -Ordered
to; the Town.1 ' ' f ,j - ''
ts-d By Telesrafth tothe matetag Star.l i 1 1
. Noetolk, .Va. .Dec. ,29.r-InfonmationH
has been received heie of a threatened riot 1
jat Plymouth,? N, Ci Hundreds5 of ''armed i
negroes are in town sweating destruction,
to life and property.' ' ' The r Mayor tele-'
grapnea to i .uoverner Jarvis today roriav
military force to suppress violences. sThe
trouble grew out of the shooting of a cOn
stable by two negroes who were resisting
jarrest for a breach of the peace Jast; Satur- J
day.'when'one man' was'.stabbed attd sbme1 1
others more, or. less injured in the 1 ensuing
affray. Great fears are felt (in the. town. . .
) 'Raletoh, :N. 'C?j! December 29Later
dispatches to' the 'Nmk-Otierter from. Edetii'
xl - . 1
) '"On Saturday some negroeW were fighting! a
among inemscives. wnen tne,tpwn constable
iirciicicu wj atop tttem-jtis.wag wousaeu,.
pbs 01 nis posse was mortaii-y wounaeti ana l
another stabbed. On, Tuesday. arreststwere 4
, A .3 '4? . : T 1,' ..-a 1
pizuic auu some uj. vue parties were oouna ,
over by a magistrate'5 On 'therway to -jail
ine snenn was attacKeu.oy negroes and the
prisoners'released. : They are still at large.
The doctor attending the dvinsr man was
Attacked, The rioters are armed and defy
the civil authorities j Great excitement pre '
vails in . Plymouth; and Gov, Jams has;
ordered several companies tq the town."
THE RIOT AT FLYMQ XJTU.
Further Particulars No ' Further Vlb-
lenee Reported but To wn I Still' In
State a of Intense Excitement Got,
Jarwls and Troops en Route for the
Troubled Uoeailty Quiet Restored
and No Further Trouble Anticipated.
By Telegraph to the Morning Siar. "
RALEienr'N. C., December 30.7 The fol-'
lowmg telegram from Mayor A. D. Gav-.
lord, of Plymouth, has been received at the
Executive Department herez-i-imiliwr:
"Ihere is' an unprecedented not m this1
town and I am unable to suppress it by the;
civil authority of this county. I earnestly:
appeal to you to order several military com
panies to be here at the earliest time, possi
ble to , suppress it , There; are now three
hundred negroesiere, all armed withgunsy
and they are defying the law all around."
Uov. Jarvis being : at: (reenville,im the
eastern part of the State, the telegram was
at once sent to ' him ' by Private" Secretary
Dudley, Later,, a, telegram, .was received
from Gov. -Jarvis, stating that he had or
dered Lieut. Col." John W. Cottonj of the
First Regiment, and two -infantry compa
nies of the North Carolina State Guards, to
Plymbuth. f A telegram was also 'received
tendering the services of the Pasquotank
nines, of Jiz&beth City, to quell the riot
Uov. Jar vis may possibly go to i'lymOuth
in naiwnTi i 5 ? onAinl nnnH eVtAnl4 nicm
in person,! if t special need should arise.
Troops to the number of five hundred from
the eastern part of the State can be sent.
Matt Wilson, leader of the black J rioters,
was tried for a similar offence at; the last
term of the Superior Court.
NoKFOLfe, Dec. 13.-No further reports
of violence from the rioters have been re
ceived from Plymouth, N. C, but the town
is still in a state of intense excitement and
apprehension.1 Gov. Jarvis l is en route
thither, and has telegraphed the! proper
officers in that section of the State to repair
to the town and institute an immediate and
thorough investigation. The services of
the Pasquotank Rifles, of Elizabeth City,
have been accepted to aid m suppressing
trouble. 1 This and other military com-;
panies -will arive toj-day. - . f; -lfi l
Raleigh. N. C December SO.The
Pasrmotank "Rifleal of Elizabeth Citv. who
were .ordered to Jfjymouth by. a,. special
steamer, have doubtless reached there. The
Edgecombe Guards have gone from jTar-
boro. vine military wiu be under tne com
mand of Lieut Col. Cotton: of the First
Regiment) State Troops, an officer of cool
ness and capacity J .The rioters are thought
to be men from the immense shingle swamps
of that section. : Gov. Jarvis I is at, Green
ville, Pitt county., j-There is no telegraph
line to Plymouth. ' ' - ;
savs : rroops have.arnvea.at-nymouth.
bheriff .opruil, with auu armed . men. , re-r
stored quiet. . .Jj ive arrests were made and.
the parties sent to the iail t in, Edenton,
across the sound, i Other arrests will fol
low.! ,The murderer, of Mr.. Butler is still.
Gov. Jarvis has gone, ..to ' Plymouth and
iSolicitor Grandy has been requested to meet
mm mere. - 1 I
CONFEDERATE GOIJ), j ,
And What Became of It The Story of
- a Confederate Treasury , Clerk.
By Telegraph to the Morning Star.l
Washington,' December' 30. The Post
to-moiTow will publish a; letter'over a ficti
tious signature, the writer of which claims
to nave 1 been a cierK m tne ijonieaerate
.Treasury at- Itichmond, , and as such, ac-
couiua-uieu tue bpcuic xruiu 1 w
; J 1. I DinhmAH tn
Charlotte. IS. C. leaving acpmond on tne
night of April 2, 1865..., The amount taken
the writer does not know, but thinks it
must have been very large. ! -At Danville,
V., the treasure was, on April 3rd, taken
irom-inexar ana piacea in , a Dans, vauit,
; where it remained until after Lee's surren
der. Then! Secretary of .the ; Treasury
Trenholm. knowing there was ho further
hope of the success of the- Confederacy, or
dered that a portion of the specie be used
to redeem Confederate notes ' at the rate of
one dollar in specie : fory $70 in! currency
and the writer claims that he saw immense
sums of specie thus paid out, being himself
one of the fortunate ones.r After liee a sur
render what remained - of. the, specie was
sent to Greensboro, where $39,000 was paid
to 1 Johnson's army. : Here! also,: all the
officers and clerks of, the government were
paid 05 in gold, in sums' ranging from $50
to $250 each,, the writer having assisted in-
preparing pay-rolls, for this . purpose, and
himself again I a beneficiary personally; as
he describes - the methods - he and ; others
used ta conceal their treasure.. What then
remained was taken I southward, but the
writer parted company with it at Charlotte,
and thereafter had no personal knowledge
of it But he scouts the idea of ex-Presi
dent Davis having profited by a single dol
lar. The writer, in a private note, gives
his name and address as J G.' Addison.
Prince, George county;: Md.. ."
I 'The ftbrth Carolihiv colleges are
not good enough for some of the boys, -so
their cn awav from home to eet . their edu
cation, i State pride is a goaf thing to keep,
in the house. : -'.utHUy r,?lP.rsiii-'V?
Mr.; CL3&rrT Greensboro,
thA Risrfo atttrfedtoeoinmit suicide
I Wwinesdav. while in the delirium oj fe
ver. . His wounds are, aouKiiv!u, w
necessarily fatal, -i.:.,.-: V .-iE
Pittsboro Jip.f.nrtJ' On last.
iMonday night' the heaviest rain fell in fthis
seem W we JtChajJisin(last .wioler
In a iew hours all the streams were t over
flowing their banks, and m Deep river we
hear that there was quite a freshet '
- Charlotte Observer: A dwellinsr
house on ! a plantation belonging to . H; f
Bryan, five or six miles from Pinevflle in "
the Providence neighborhood,- took - fire on -the
night of the 19th and J was burned to
the, ground. :. Nobody; was : living in ; the ?
house.- at, the .time. .'Last Saturday ;
night, three prisoners, one white and two
colored, escaped from the jail in- this i city. :
tie seems inai one or more was . lert out . of .
the pells during the night to wait on 'two J
prisoners ;who are seriously sick, and some-
ime:aunng me nignt succeeoea ia wrenchr
ing apiece from the irou railing' within the J
pafl, with which a hole sufficiently large to 1
admit a man's; body' was drilled through.,
the, waU-pf the building near the ground.
The prisoners who escaped were John Cald
well and Quinn, colored and a young
(white man hamed McManus.1 who ' was' in
for;,pbtahing goods from some of. our meM
cnanis pn iorgea oraers. rJxothinghas been
heard df 1 them since their departure.' -' i i ! -' ' ! H
SVashington M-esif We leani that
lseveral?of ihe prisoners confined in the iaLt
ab jy imams ton. last weea. manacea to es
cape 'by pulling themselves through '' the "
hole inithe ceilinff used for the stove. :ninft.-
One had been senteneed to the penitentiary J
nn fK'rt ' 41. I J 1 1 . . .
puu iuo uiuers mj vub uuunty jaii oy ine last
jweekfc Court. We also bear that two mules V
and carts were stolen on the night of their
escie; ahd it is supposed that they niade4
quiuK, .uieir exiii srom nac piace. 1 w et
hear that ."a . colored man named Jaonh
Thompson" 'froze to death on last Wednes-'1
daymght near Leachviller f-lt.ia-surmbsed r
that he was iinder the influence bf .liquor j
and lftT "Out with tifl nhnvw fMirfiiliivarilt'i",
Mverff' JaclMOnMnn nii thiawmntv nn-
two acres oats, not weighed but very good; 1
for $1.10 per bushelsjseyeriteen andaJialf I
hnroo J1 iVfVt nW;.nn i. i.J 44 V ' - i
uwvo ,UW UUUUU9 Ul KXU uutiuii: scvcu-
een ana a ntui acres uu:Tvnsneis ot corn.'
-The suddUjdthQt Mrbbw Waters, ,
a'st week, aroused suspicion, and. after
much-talk, a jury was summoned, the body
exhumed on Monday, the 12th inst, and. a
Dost-mortem examination rnaria hv Tr. Mrt.'
pofiflld,) when a verdict was rendered that I
peaaj was - caused by, Mr. .Waters f ailing
fr'ih.his bed,, striking an earthen vessel,
'severing an artery and bleeding to death.
Kinston Journal: Hon. J. W.
Shackleford introduced a bill in the House
of Representatives, on Friday. December
l7th, to provide for the survey of New and
White Qak rivers, which was referred to the
committee on Commerce. One after j
another of the "exodusters" to Indiana' last K
year return to their old homes. Some, bring!
paies oi suitenng and woe, while others give j
a more if avorable account, and say that byj
Industry; and economy one can Uve in -that
'. country, If a living ,.is what is
wanted it is no use to leave North Carolina, !';
for many obtain it here without economy,
and with but little labor. There may be a
political significance connected with the re
turn as well as with the leaving.? The; Re-i
publicans would , like to master the situa-j
tion in! Norw-Carolina- the coming year.j
' -Mr; E. B. Isler, of Jones county, sums;
kip his prop of cotton and corn for the year!
wun seven plows, to be 65 balea of;
cotton and 490 barrels of corn. - La'
Grange items : ; A meeting expressive of the,
sentiments, of the citizens in regard to the,
proposed railroad from Glinton via Faison's '
and White Hall taThis place, was held here:,
on fWednesday night of last week.,, Tho -meeting,
was very largely attended,' and
showed that the people were in full sym4
patny wwh tne movement. A delegation,
was appointed to attend a meeting at
White Hall the next day. The meeting at
that place, I learn, was attended by nearly -
-ii 4-u . : a. . F -
ui mo piuuiiueui. citixcus ui tue communi
ty, and a disposition was shown to encour-
age, tJe work. , -Flenty r of Twaterr m
Neuse river. The steamer Neuse will make
Tegular trips., i) 4 .' t.?t -- i-
t i - I ; ' ' "-' ": '- . ' : t '. ; "'
I Greensboro State, Hep.: At the
coal schute of the North Carolina Railroad, -
near Concord, a serious accident happened
;to conductor Albright, on the freight train
going west,, on Thursday night. ; It is said ,
fthat he was standing near the schute when ;
at was opened, and a large lump of coal;
fell against his leg and broke it - A colored .
ibrakeman 'was also injured by the falling'
Scoal.ii Mr. Alhriebt was taken tnf!nnfnrri
lapd his injuries attended to by physicians.
! Out citizens were grieved to learn on
'Monday last of the sudden death, in Rich- -unond,
Va., of Miss Sally Potts, , the only .
kiaughter of Capt.' R. JL Potts. She was a'
bandsome and intelligent young, lady the -idol
of her parents and brothers, i She had -'
igrpwnr up m ureensooro, ana was Known -jto
all pur people, young and okL ! For two
years past she attended school in Richmond;
; 'There is quite a stir among the Federal
office holders ; in North , Carolina.; , : The
"Holier than thou" brigade is on hand, of
course, and strange as it may - seem they1'
'never did it" ' They were Grant men all
the time. TThey have some slight r ecollec
Itionof "having helped John Sherman to'
misrepresent North , Carolina a,;Chicago
liut it seems like a dream. There is trouble r
in every-district m the State. ' Thepast'
two years have- brought us a great change -in
our railroad system. . We are, not now,
subject to a little ring in Ricnmond which;
Jgrew; .fat by bleeding our people., VThe
ireilroads in Western North (yrolina are
now a part off a great trurk line operating?
over 2,000 miles of road, and representing ,
probebly $60,000,000. It will be. to the in-
terest of - W. P. Clyde and his associates to ;
make-jieasonable. rates which will yield a
if air profit, and it will also be to their inter-:
jest to- develop as rapidly as possible,' and by .
every means; the territory which" their ,
Imany lines traverse. " "-
j Raleigh ' News-Observer : 'The -i"Vokes
Family" is billed for Tucker Hall.
Governor Jarvis is at Greenville spend
ing the holidays! The negroes will
have but a poor celebration of the first of
i January, "Emancipation Day,"; it is said
Tbere is much dissension among them in
regard to some of the persons chosen to
take part in the exercises of the day. ,
IRevi H. M. Tupper requests us to say that
iat present , there is no sickness ' at Shaw
jTJniversity. r,i - 3fonday evening, about
;dusk, as "Fab. Fowle, son of Hon. D. G. ,
'Fowlc, was walking in company with aeon ,
of Mayor Manly,- a burly negro suddenly'
ran up, and,, grasping a watch chain. worn;
Iby the former lad, jerked it away, pulling
the watch with it The watch was of gold
land quite handsome, and was the property
of .Mrs. Fowle, who prized it highly, The
thief made good his escape, though pursued
On Monday night Mr. John Harp,- a
,farmer who; lives about eight miles from'
this city, on the road to the FaHs of Neuse
iPaper TMillSj indulged in the Christmas
;sport of fooling with fire crackers, his sons -assisting.
The night being exceedingly
'stormy; with wind and rain, they used the
second floor of the ' house as the scene of
action. When they had "popped" all the
fire crackers they went down stairs and sat
by the fire. After a time they heard a sud- '
den crash and roar and saw a bright light. ,
Rushing out doors they were astonished 5
at seeing that the entire upper story i of the ;
house was in flames, and that parts of it
had fallen in. Above the noise of the wind
they . could hear the Toar , of the flames :
wlule the rain-which-iell ia torrents,
seemed not to be able to check the fire in
the least The . terrified family were only .
able to save & little bedding from the house,
which,, with all of its. other , contents, was v
totally destroyed. - The loss is .estimated at
about $2,500, with no insurance. - ; a i'-
Hparles an44Rori5,Jordan.wi1i bvX-i
little, lpit.hemselvesJ'isMiae on fifty ' y
acreB'of labd.T oW the.f arm of ! lft iju r