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7IL H EEHITAUD, HditcrandPrcp'r.
WILMINGTON, jst. a
Friday, - January 13,' 1882.
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" ;j THE ONSLOW RAILROAD.
- (The Fayetteville Examiner con
. siders favorably j the proposed roacl
from Wilmington to Onslow county.
1 thinks the road will be easy , of
construction, as the country is level
and bridge : building . will, be -very
lierht. It describes, the soil of New
Hanover, - Pender and :- Onslow and
sljows an intelligent familiarity with
the same. It says of the Onslow
oyster trade: .
' I The lower waters of New River " is the
home of the oyster. There he .thrives and
fattens, rivalling in size and flavor those of
the most favored localities of. Chesapeake
Bay. These oysters find their - principal
market at Wilmington, to reach : which
- point they are transported in carts over a
" sandy road a distance of about forty miles.
With facilities for cheap transportation this
business could be immensely extended, " as
there are more than five thousand square
acres in the bottom of New River, between
the Sound and Sneed's Ferry (above which
theWter becomes too fresh for the habitat
of the oyster) suited in all respects for -. the
profitable planting of these bivalves. .:.--.
v-Jf Wilmington should extend her aid to
this road so as to insure its construction, we
havq not the. least doubt that it would be
found a: good : investment The - develop
- ment of the country through which it passes
would bring a great number of: good, cus
tomers to the dealers of that city."
That the road "ought to be built,
andlthat it would -prove highly ad-
vantaweous to ( Wilmington no one
can doubt. The trucking business, I
as the J&caminer mentions, could be
and would be stimulated immensely I
if tms road was built.1 It says r I
Ajready the tracking business is pursued I
to some extent along the route of the pro-
posetL Tuau, uuu, wnu j.ik;iului lur inuuj-
portaiion, immense quantities - of sweet
potatoes, cabbages, green corn, melons,
turnips, peanuts and other products, could
. be made and shipped to Wilmington, and
thence sent forward to the Northern mar
kets,! ., 1 .
" v Judge Tourgee says' that in his judicial
district in North Carolina only five voters
werefwhite men, and yet it was frequently
carried by a large i Democratic majority.
f Whew! We read, what Tourgee
said and our understanding of it is
altogether different, l He said, ' his
( . . f . ' , k"f...' . ' . ; ' ' .... ;
district-had some. 1,000 majority for
the Republicans, although,there were
'but Jive .'Republican tohite voters in:
the district. Look here, Mr. Press,'
"tote fair. Tourgee was elected in
tha j district and by. negro votes.
Do you see. - , - - " , J
Mr. Abram S.i Hewitt,an ;able man,
is engaged in getting iron ore exten
sively, and is also interested in man
lifacturing. steel -rails. ' He . says he
favors the abolition - of duty n the
ore. , He says:, - ; ":- - '
1 r'The - duty acts as an obstacle 'to
the best interests of the industry, yet if the
1 A . J- t A. ill A.
proposal is maae.to aoousu ii it wiu meei
with active opposition from the mining
lurnaces of : Pennsylvania, Virginia and
TVest Virginia, ..because of the popular ig-,
liorance on the subject," i . 1 , .
intendeds to introduce a bin in the
House to reduce the duty. , He thinks
should not be more than f 14 per
fton." He says this, and mark it:
I - ! '
'This reduction: would not interfere in
- I the slightest degree with the growth of this
manufacture. One mill for the manufac
Jture of Steel rails in this country, with a
I capital of $2,000,000, made a profit in one
J year of. $5,000,000. " L".
I " That will do. j' Who would not put
;$200 in ; a business f that in one year
if pays $5o6j or $2,000,00ft if it pays
I $5,000.000? "That beats the "tiger'
I or any other popular? game all hol
I low."' '" -
. The resolution of Gen. , Vance in
the House prohibiting the sub-letting
of contracts forjearrying the mails is
needed and proper: " The revelations
in the. Star Route: frauds show that
when sub-letting- is - allowed it1 is a
-' source often of much corruption and;
rascality. Mr. Beltzhoover,of Penn-:
ylvania,;. has introduced a bill that
.should be very carefully j oonsidered.
It is to provide for a "direct vote for
President and the representa,tion of
theminority vote - in each State.' A
; system - that elects, minority candi-
; dates, as in the case of Lincom, and
almost in the case of Garfield needs
'overhauling. In fact,the reasons justi-;
fling the present system seem to have
beenr superceded by( the changes that
bave .taken place in the Tcountry.
Mr. " Beltzhoover t proposes that the
electoral vote of each State shall be
divided in proportion to the popular
vote. .- A. - receives 200,000 and , B.
150,000 votes in a State. ' The elec-
'toral vote of 12 shall be divided on
" this basis! Such is the proposition.;
, BED-BUGS, ROACHES, rats, mice anf
iT. mnsnnitvy? insects. cleared
nut bv' i'Roush on Rats.'''
THE BEHATE ON THE MORRILL
'y. The Finance Committee, through
Senator Bayard, report in fayor of
Morrill's bill to raise acomnxissaon of
nine, to be ipomposed of civilians
alone, to report on the tariff revision.
Members of Congress are cut off en
tirely. , The Star" heretofore urged"
that this bill was objectionable, espe
cially for two reasons : first; it ;W0uld
be composed of a majority of high
,tariff protectionists; second, it would
be to their interest to-delay -report-
-.mgy ,anaLi,na$ w was airnosjt ceruua
no steps to" reduce the tariff practi-
cally .would be taken beforev1884, 1
thus giving the protectionists .two
more' yearsnn which to reap a har-1
vest of gold. Mr. Hewitt tells of a i
firm' manufacturing steel rails that in
one year t made five million dollars
profit on an investment of. two mil-
lion dollars. That firm will nor de
sire any alteration of the tariff, as far
as steel rails are concerned, f In- two
years more they pan mate , ten mil
lion dollars. There are other cases
in point- other firms to gather-their
tens ;of thousands,- possibly millions,
by delay. , - T - ' :-.;-
Mr. Bayard, whilst ;f avoring the -I
Morrill commission, took occasion to 1
utter some just remarks upon the'ab-
surdities of the'present tariff, and de
nied that "what is wanted ! is a tariff
tor protection, with incidental re-;
venue, but insisted that the tariff :
needed was one that vwould raise re
venue . to meet the expenses -of the
Government, and incidentally foster
the industries - of the country. He
said that the "controlling motive in
laying the taxes (imposts) was .not to
foster the industries,' but : to foster
them "was to be "one of its inevitable
results.' JOur ' Teaders will see that
this is in accord with what ;the Stab
this is in accord with what ;the Stab
nas urged as the true theory for our I
country at present. We have .said J
in these columns that the theory of
ree trade was abstractly correct, but j
not wisely practical at this time.': i;A'
tariff for revenue is necessary, just as-
the revenue from the internal system;
is necessary at this time, to meet the.
enormous demandsupon the United
States Treasury.1 ' " - ,v ;
r v"-" " . " ;
the really able mem in the august j
body of which he is so useful and dis-
tinguished a member; if we may Judge
. . .. . . . . . ' " , . I
irom tue aostract oi t tne speecn ne
delivered at the conclusion of Sena-
tor Bayard's. remarks, made, a -very?
able effort : and pursued a judicious-
and safe and intelligent and proper
line of thought in connection with the: I
commission and the tariff. Of course- J
then he opposed the Morrill bill. -He-1
"opposed the bill as a cunning scheme
of monopoly for delay, to which they;
had resorted not only as a means of;
preventing legislation by the present!
Congress, but of whitewashing all the!
enormities of a high protective sys-s
tem.'- In six weeks a -committee ofi
the" Senate would be ready for report,'
but not so under the Morrill bill. Thei
object is delay. He is reported as;
v - " The nine men whom it was proposed to!
nave tne resident select might refuse to
hear whatever did not suit them, and would
not be accountable for : misrepresentations
in tneir. report .. me: eyident purpose of
the declarations of their organs and con-U
venuons, was to nave a commission, wmcn
would be committed to their interest. -The
declaration of the Senator from Vermont'
(Mr. Mot ill), that the changes should be
made by inendly hands, and not. by ill
miormea ana recaiess revolutionists, was
easily understood. This, however, was an
impeachment of the integrity and capacity
of Congress, on& House of which was
charged by the Constitution with the dutv
of originating bills for raising revenue or
ciianging taxation, upon the theory that the:
accountability of its members every two
years would make them careful'
Mr. Beck, able and sagacious, did.
not fail to discover the meaning and
intent of the proposed abolition of
the internal revenues. He said such:
a purpose such an effort was "ab
surd," and why? Because of the
urgent wants of the Treasury at this'
time. Just sol" and the Stab for
weeks has taken i that very nosition
Senator Morrill, the Vermont highj
protectionist, after whom the present
absurd, unequal, ' burdensome ' and!
immoral war tariff is named, and who
is the introducer of the bill favored
by Mr. Bayard, that looks evidently
to delay and to fostering the interests
of manufacturers-this Senator Mor-
rill attempted a reply to , Mr. Beck.
In the true Conkling style of mis-
representation, he. said the onerous1
cotton tax levied upon the South
the past by which sixty million dol-1
larsfr was . . collected from Southern;
planters, ','was about the; only tax
paid by the South," ?. A man must be:
an incorrigible story ; teller Or 1 must
think the people of t the " country all
i fools -. who ' would sav deliberate! v
such an , untruth." JThis f same; MrJ
if he had the' power, " and ' were a
Southern man, he would levy aa in-
ternal revenae tax upon every pound
! - - 1 - - -; 1
ot cotton produce He wolild be-
apt to do this, doubtless, if he thought
it would line his own pockets at the
expensed of e'iers for Mr.Mornll
believes ia highly moral, hibly
judicious, high?y fair o makev laws
Lfor,the p.ecial benefit of himself iand
his friends, however much it may bur-
don and oppress the other millions oLLVP00 thegallows .if something be not done
the country. . , 4, . ?- , f
We trust the Morrill bill "will not
The Louisville Courier-Journal is j
iiot a paper we. would take as a model
or adopt as a leader. Ithas ability
and influence, and in the fight against
-a war tariff it gives out no; uncertain
sound. In fact it is so outspoken
that the half-and-half Democrats and
the recent converts to protection ' of
thVVoorhees ' stripe find;'- but", little
rest or cQioit.-llierei!i8'iciiii:; mis
taking the meaning of theliouisville
Kentucky, paper in the following ey- j
tract from a recent editoriajL It says:
'-The tariff is a coming, not a going ques- j
tion. Jii . i The issue is ? organic and
irreconcilable i and, Jn contending! for the .
right, we shall ask no quarter and shall
give none. We win navei no aisguises. j
tariff . tor
revenue, and 'only' for-revenue, ia to the
informed revenue reformer - axiomatic, and
expressesnhe uttermost length he is willing
to go in the direction of 'incidental protec-
he would not eo around the corner to
elects a Democratic dog-pelter, yBtilljless
a Democratic rresiaeni. commuieu ,j u
less. -:. .. ; As for ourselves, rwe would
not vote for our nearest friend forour next .
kin. who should chatter the balderdash and
propose the iniquity concealed : under, that
rascally ana irauauiem pnrase, . ine proieo
tion of home industries.'. ! It is a lie out .of
whole cloth. It is a rogue's device to cheat .
the people. As the catch-cry of an economic
principle, it was obsolete long ago! ' Its only
use now ia to misieaatne careieaa ana nooa-
wink the ignorant.! in-order that oligarchs J
bucn reading is stimulating; wnen
three tariff conventions have been in
session and the Congress1: is "halting
between two opinions.
Ay The contested election f case r.from
Utah in the House was disposed of
by referring it ; to th4 Committee "on
Elections. , ; Mr. McCord, -of Iowa,
made a speech on a resolution he pro-'
posed to introduce declaring' 'that it
was inconsistent with the rights and:
'dignity of the House for , Utah to be-
; represented in that body. Mr. Has--
kell also desired .to offer a resolution
'to the effect that ! no polygamist
- "v.- w v u0.
delegate.5 The; reading of this reso-;
lution was received with applause. !
May we' hope that this is an omen f or:
j r- ... t. ; , .... , .. j. , , . i .
gooa t juay we now expect that tne
House will take the :Mormon bull by
J the horns and drive him pell-mell
r from the fat Congressional pastures ?
Or shall it Continue to be a reproach
vupon - all ; concerned -, that whilst, the
iaws 'fof 1 the country' condemn' and
punish "polygamy in the; States, ,thei
J House of Representatives honors it:
J by patronage and association ?
The Washington correspondent of
the Richmond Dispatch says there is
not' the slightest "possible chance of all
change being made in the tariff during!
I .the next t wo years.'. A Democrats and
I Republicans are split up and the;
I .monopolists , are happy. ' The people
should compel a change. - Meetings:
demanding it should be held through-j
out the country, irrespective of party.' :
,ine people are. the sufferers.
w :-v: , 1 ! -,!
the ,lar?e and excellentlv executed;
atlas belonging to-' Dr. AndersonT -
there is but on outlet; to the sea i at
the mouth; of the Cape Fear river.;
There is noKew Inlet laid downj; al-
i .though " the sounds are. -Theatlas;
was made 173 years ago. -1
We published a 'Pable" testerdavi
credited to ; Bret fHarte.: A ; book
"seller in England pirated some fables
that appeared - in the :. New York
World and palmed them off ' aa Bret
iHarte's. :' He had nothing, to ;do with
'their authorship. " ;,.: ; J. ,
The Havemeyer sugar refinery
. .... . . .wa. -aB . . . . t
was insured in 276 companies. The!
largest in any was.. for $5,000. '
' 4 ?t i II I I l l III .f-il
iTbvwBt'jBdftUpj.-.,;Hi j,)ji( j
, The AlaUcnal Republican . seems ' to- be;
iriost decidedly Of the 'opinion' that Hon.!
D. L . Russell will f jeventually "receive thel
appointment, to the vacant Judgeship of
the U. S District Court for the Cane Fear.i
fcW very gener-.
CT penances to oe oetter tnan.
tion , We als0 a romA JZL
but well-informed ioufee' iff Washington l
yesterday, which stated that Judge Russell
wpuia nave no trouble' m securing the ap-j
pointment - He has nodoubthada power-i
ful influence at work. - , s.t i , j. l .
Illness of JTndse Prenen. " 1 !
' We greatly regret to learn that Judge R.j
8.. French , was stricken with paralysis last
evening abput 7 o'clock and vis considered!
by his attending , physicians tp fbe danger-i
ously llx hii entire Jeft side being paralyzed. ''
At last account, he was resting comfortably
and w trust . that his condition may show?
a decided improvement thjs morning,'- f j
- BRAIN AND NERVE,-Well Health
: Renewer, greatest -remedv on earth for im-l
potence, Jeanness, sexual flebijityj &c, t $1,1 1
at druggists; y Depot Jf C Mjsns, ,Wil4 !
Canulutes for tie Penitentiary. .
Wilmington and ; New Hanover county
need a regular. House ofTJ.CorrectipjaliQut:
as urg ently as the; can need anything,-n
which to place soir e of trs-yjuth whiae
well a Jvance-l on t le ha?!! ro id ts-destru 4-
and Vo- will heiafier-11 &whe-jaik.
and penitentiaries or expiate their crimes
aye 4 large jnufeiet" J1 foJs here,) mostly ofA
on the lookout for an iOpppjtujjtQ cpmj
mit some depredation. , These are imostly
boywho are nas yet too small to r send
ing for tnat institution as , last as .nature
will . let them ,Ua , Saturday night last,
about ( 9 .'o'clock, , four of .these precious
youtlis, known as Tucker Townsend, ;Tora
Titt,; ""Hard-Tack?! and. another tWhpsj
name or appellation is not .now- kp9wnf
went into a millinery itore on Mavkestreet
and, ampng them, stole .two hats and per
haps other aj-ticles; The police were palledj
when one of. theboy jstJio had the hats,
rail fcurriedfy ilp 'the1 street ian6W,escapea'i
The' other three b6ysf werb" caughi' in the
store; 'but rs " the - proprietors,'- who 'are
ladies, declmed to maKe affldavit against
them'on account of the' unpleasantness: of
bavifag-t testify vinl cotirt,' theyJ werer
" , v fuu,
who 'i carried T off ' the
hats, accompanied by ; the others, 'entered
Mr. P. H. Smith's store; bn Fourth 'street,:
near Bo'ney Bridge,'- and tried to dispose of
the hats' which are of the 'l)erby style';
Mr. "Smith; who had a suspicion' that the
boy 8 did notrcome 'honestly by' !the';natsj
managed 'to send a - message ' to" OfQceir
Scharff, on the opposite corner, but as soon
as the boys saw him coming they all : broke
and ran, leavingMthe bats behind: them',
which were subsequently taken to the City
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Bridge in .Virginia; alluded jto'rin our. tost,
-are the handiwork of Mrs. J. J. Jackson,
of Chatham "county, and a sister of our
townsman;'- Mr! David Q. Worth.'' ,'The
same lady executed a similar piece of work
which was on -exhibition at' the Philadel
phia Centennial' Exposition and. which is
now in the possession of Mr. Worth. - This
is a beautiful representation of a scene on
the French Broad rfver, " very' justly cele
brated for its handsome and varied scenery,
and - .made from-., mosses, ; etc taken
from: the ' locality where repose he re
mains of ; the.' lamented ' t Prof. Mitchell,
on what, is now known as Mount Mitch
ell. " Another v equally " beautiful f scene,
'representing a cotton mill, with all its para
phernalia and surroundings and which was
on exhibition at the recent Atlanta' Expo-
gition, was the handiwork of Mrs. Elvira
'iffo Randolph county; anothersister
of Mr. Worth,' and attracted much atten-
The Pro.poae4 Clinton and Point Cas-
' The subscribers to the proposed' narrow
gauge railroad between Point CaswelUPen-
der county, and Clinton, Sampson county,
to connect with Wilmington oy- steamers,
have appointed Messrs. J. ' C. Heyer and
"Owen TehneTl,' 3"f . . "a (commTttee: to 'canvass
this city for, .subscriptions maid.of ,the
proposed enterprise, which is expected to
prove of f. great : benefit to Wilmington
These gentlemen are, well qualified to speak
of the merits "of the, scheme know all
about the country through. which the road
:will pass, if built,! andwill be likely to ' ac
complish more than any pther two men
could towards interesting our people in the
proposed roadJ. 'f ' " ' "t y"vf
.': . : We learn that Messrs. . Heyer . and Fen-
neU will commence the work of canvassing
without delay, ! and it is to be hoped they
will succeed in securing subscriptions U
sufficient extent to assure the success. of the
enterprise, i." ' " . ' ; ' ,'i -!.
Foreign Shlpmenjts. i , r u
The following comprise the foreign ship-
mi.a nthA: eHtvM9i .
er;;Mi''teftftrfr Capt: Ingraha? for
"fvithlleO- fet Of umbej, nd;2obd, n
gleL valued-at $l,065i2Qtt the German
barque LydiaiPeschav; Oapt.- Bremersj'f or
Bridgetown-, Bartoes.'tfy Messrs. "Edwird
Kidder & Sonswifh '250,000 feet of lum-!
ber,. valued at' $4,973 20; the British ichoon
er Mabel Darling, ; ECapt u Ranger f dr Nas
sau, by Messrs. Cronly & Morris,;with 23,
dries, valued at $1460; and the Norwegian
barque 2?feifcra;'Capt Iversew, for 'Liver
pool, by Mr, E, Lilly; with 2,288 bales. of
,cotton, , weighing 1,084,284 pounds." and
Valued at $123,770,. Total value of foreign
: exports Tor tne two days, 130,U6S 40.
' ; Ex-Judge. RusselL and Gen. -Manning
have been in Washington' for a day or two
past looking after the interests of t the Cape
Fear Districts and trying to get some ' 'good
man" in to succeed the lamented Brooks;
By the way, we hear .that several have
actually expressed a willingness to sacrifice
themselves and their interests 'so far as to
accept the ' .vacant ';' Judgeship; Jn case , it
should be packed off on them." Among
! Judge Seymour. Ex-Judge-,f Buxton; : Ex
Judge Moore.Ex-Judge Tourgee and others.
Forelsn Shipment.. , r ,J . vifc-w
) : The following comprise the foreign ship-
"mentS; from this" port yesterday: ' .The Cfer-
man Darqueounnanvupi. iMiemann
xior Hamburg, by Messrs. DeRosset.&'Co.
' with'ri, 07T barrels ' of rosin, valued it
, $7, 825 rand 'the, schooner Mary E. Van
Cleat. Caot. Thorndike. for Ponce,. P R
by Messrs.. Edward; Kidder & Sonwith
. IfSfl fWU fppt rvf lnmhpr nrid 47 RSn Bhino-loc
valued at $3,829 59, Total yalue of foreign
exports tor tne aay, $iu,604 oy ., .
Ttoe Winner. ' " . - ' "ij
The flne " Carpenter Organ,' which ' has
been " on exhibition at' HeinBbergerV for
some time past,' 'and which was, : raf&ed 'off!
.on oavuxuay nigni lot tne peneniroi tit.
conn's icnurjonr was iwon. -by Jttiv O.iB.
Johnson of Clinton, 'K.; C,j who? thf ewf T.
There 'were about ,125 chance t -f i per
Chance, , .r i,nK- !,.,
Ojenlr of 1 j Nlntlt Week Court
Roor -till iwded-Prlone! ..lak j
an enlr Harangue lie Thanl
the adle -f the Country for te't"
Syr path j ana Roasts ol llarng i:
: celved. , 1 fteen Hundred w
from the Stalwarts of New Xork and
Brooklyn Mr. Scovllle Resumes his
Argument. - - - --- --
By Telegraph to the Morning Star. ;-
JWabhutgToit! vaiury 9. When the
Court opened its ninth week of the Guiteau
trialTfhis'tiOmi.grtLe-Cx trciTl:Jfetcfft0fTr,Tr'!WPtl -tiHws
nook and cranny of - thei chilly room, and
the ladies were decidedly in; tne majority.
The prisoner arrived at tne court nouse
about $.80 o'clock; and. i was taken, to .his
waiting room. He appeared rather nervous.
and his ' countenance vindicated' anxietyt
When- he had taken bis seat in the,idock,he
glanced around stealthily over the audience
and immediately 'began to ' harangue,' evi
dently, intended f or the jury j ,r, -, , fn--. j
"'I have received,",he. said, . "some ight
hundred letters ? a great majority of them
from ladies. When: I get time: I, shall at-
tena to mem. i want to.sena my greetings
to the ladies of America; ahd thank f them
for their sympathy ..vrThey, don't want, me
to be hanged. Public opinion is j list chang
tng. l received -caturaay 'a):hecK: for
one thousand: dollars ,froml the. Stalwarts
of Brooklyn, and another for five hundred
dollars from the Stalwarts' of - New .York.
I want this jury to understand how public
opinion is on this case.' 1 ' -.-v."
A baiunhere tned to silence. Mm, .when
he turned - upon him in the most vicious
manher antl snarled Vxit ! You keep' quiet
ana . mjna.. yourt own business. Don t
terfere with me' when I am tatkinsr:" If
you had any sense you .'would i understand
With this opening breeze the proceed
ings, in due foimwere begun, and Mr.-; Scb
vine resumed nis argument. ; v - r
He proceeded without' interruption for an
hour,! and his remarks 'were listened to with
marked attention. He laid stress upon the
proposition that insane men often know the
difference. ..between . right, and wrong, and
.for that reason conceal their plans; that the
oenent oi tne' count; snouia attach to the
plea .ofy Insanity, j whenj t jaised4 : with the
same force as when urged in connection
With the commission of crime.-'''"" i ' '.
Mr. Scoville continued his argument at 12
o'clock, and in conclusion desired to make a
few remarks of a personal character: - Al
luding to his controversies with Judge Por
ter, ne disclaimed any intention of trans
gressing -the -bounds, of - propriety or -the
rules oi practice, but. he should crticise the
conduct of counsel 'when it merited criti
cism, and the . threats of the 'prosecution
would not, intimidate him ., Citing the cus
tom of counsel upon the other side of bow
ing to tne jury upon .entering, Mr. scoville
said : "Sometimes it is three bows all around ;
sometimes more, never less : than threej It
has never been done by counsel of this side,
and I do not hesitate to -criticise the proprie
ty of it.", it S,r. , "-I ..r
Judge Porter "The gentleman is simply
instancing bis lack of politeness." ' If he has
-no apology, to ,offef, shall; certainly .fcpt
apologize for him." . , ... i::
" ' A recess was tnenf tafcen. Alter tne re
cess Col. Corkhill stated that he had -not
expected to speak on the legal points, rely
ing Upon the assurance Of the"1 defence that
the question of jurisdiction would - not be
raised ; but as the last two prayers of the de
fence distinctly made that issue, he i felt S it
his duty, as the,, prosecpting . officer . of the
government to address tne court upon tne
-question, to which he had devoted much
careful consideration. He then proceeded
to read from printed slips ' an exhaustive
argument upon the subject 'of 'jurisdiction.
The argument.of the pistrict. Attorney! oc
cupied tne attennon or tne rourt tor one
, Mr. Davidge then - addressed the court
upon the general proposition contained in
the prayers, v I do not deeavit necessary, he
Degan, to advert to tne question oi juris
diction at this time."'
n "A ; very-1 wise
: decision," piped . in ; the
Mr.! 'Davidge then discussed the" question
of malice, which, he said, in its legal sense,
meant the intentional doingjof a wrongful
act: and not as the defence seemed to claim.
In this respect . he thought they had. fallen
into a grave error. Mr. Davidge discussed
seriatim - tne -prayers of tne defence, - and
pointed out their sophistries and inconsisten
cies.' "The object of the prosecution," he
said, "is to obtain irom hour Honor a plain.
clear ,and direct ruling upon ; four distinct
propositions. The apparent object of the
defence has been to befog all that may be
clear in this case in the vain hoie that thev
may get to "the' jury with some uncertainty
attacnea in some way upon wmcn. to - build
np a plea tor acquittal.:: Why, your Honor.
in the course Of thirty years' practice I have
never, seen such a prayer as this one offered
by the defence.. -.It has ( no justification, it
has no excuse. We don't 'want obscurity
in this matter; we want flight. We donh
mean to let this prisoner escape in a cloud.
But we want from your Honor a clear and
perspicuous ruling, so- that .twelve; average
mep sitting upon the jury cannot possibly
"go astray." ; Mr." Davidge severely handled
the eleventh and.twelf th prayers of the de-
ience, ana cnaractenzed them as mean at
tempts to cast aspersions upon experts 'who
had testified for the prosecution, and; upon
counsel tor tne prosecution. , , , .
' The prisoner followed the argument with
the closest attention and indulged in. fre-
: m. J i - r -r-k .: . j .
queuv uuu noisy comments, air.. .Lmviuge
concluded his argument at 2. 55 ,- o'clock,
and the. Court then adjourned! till to-morrow
morninar. ' ' n ' .: -.:'
i' Judge J Porter'wUl make the; concluding
argument immediately upon the opening
or tne Court, after wnicn Judge Cox will
render ms decision, f -. - i
Tne: Oenrt Room : Densely t Crowded,
Mostly TOltn New Comer Judge Por
ter AXakes bis Argument Grand and
' Masterly Effort Tne' Prisoner Com
.. j pletely Overawed wltn tne "Wltnerlne
denunciations of nls Great Crlm
'. The Decision 'of Judge Cox on' tne
1 0 Uv Points Raised The: Prayers or
. .tne Defence Overruled In Eaeb Par
'Washington, January :10.-The Court
rroomj was densely , crowded this morning
when Judge Cox made his apperrance, the
great majority being new comers, ; as was
evidenced by the - general movement to
catch' a glimpse of 'the prisoner as' he passed
oeiore them on his way tor the docke t ; As
Guiteau passed, his brother, he, whispered to
him,' "Come -bver to the dockj I want to
see you about somethings rof great import
ance," aqd on taking his seat, the prisoner
laid ' down a- large bundle of papers, and
spreading out his ; manuscript busied him
self in looking it over.
- Judge Porter began his argument shortly
aiier iu ociocs, and at oncenaxed the at
tention, ,pfeyerv ,one in the, Court room.
Uuiteau pretended to be engrossed in his
manuscript but Soon laid if aside and lis
tened with wrapt - atteition Jf; is believed
that Judge Porter will speak until the hour
of recess. Nothing like it has been seen or
heard-'duringthe last ninevweeka in ! the.
Guiteau .trial. , As Judge,; Porter reviewed
the conduct of. the prisoner and the con
duct on the part of the counsel of his cause
in the 'Court, the Crime - in all ' its' hMeous
ugliness was .held ; up to the detestation of
his r. hearers, f The. .silence . became oppres
sive, and the. presence of an . avenging jus
tice in thee near future1 Was suggested with
ar force of conviction that swept from the
Court room every vestige. nof . that,, levity
.which has so long danced attendance upon
every utterance of the prisoner,' and like a
veil densely obsoured from; the conscious
ness ofijthe spectators the. horrors, of the
crime and what should be the solemnity of
Its judicial atonement,,' ' -"'
The prisoner wineecl ? and - nervously
.twisted in his place, and for several minutes
- - -
was unable to - say anything that in any
sense could e pro r4 an interruption.
Gradually t .j pi
aner Twined ms usual
med ma daily habit of
Dntradictions and deni--vever,
is noise nor his abuse
in sirup .ng with
3 once, ii
ixt pudei je of the
oTjrawe ; neirnei
eould-inuemipfr-ertoiieece the avalanche of
condemnation that swept .from the lips of
the eloquent counsel. . .. .
The prisoner is mistaken, your Honor,
said Judge Porter, "if he believes by his
unseemly bawling he ctit prejrent nmvpiej!
wm Demg nearaDy tne jury, -me puppet
he sat with his connsel, and by his outburst?
now he is fast, tightening the hangman s
noose- about his neck i l ? -! ; ' ' 1 1
.With, a nervous twitching of tha mouth
Guiteau muttered, "We'll see about that."
HerdoforeaddaciouS' al wholly fnnai
bashed, the prisoner seemed ill at. case and,
at a loss to' understand 'why' 'his would-be
sallies of mit and impudence wholly failed
with the audience, ! While the more severe
became the denunciation of counsel, the more
frequent and marked rwere the' demonstra-
tions .of approval. ; v. Finally-, v like a wild
beast brought to bay, Guiteau yelled out, "I
staked my, life on. the issue,: and I'm willing
to go to the gallows to-morrow if it is the
Lord's wilLj I'm sick of this bosh. Judge
Porter I: wish .you ; would t get j your five
thousand dollars and go home." -. V.t-
' Judge Porter concluded Jns' masterlr ar
gument at ll;40,rby reading the now famous
letter of President Garfieldto Judge Payne,
in which he complimented and thanked him
for brushing awayr the,- net-work of sophisi
tries with which it has of late years been
customary td envelop the ' plea of insanitvi
when setup in excuse for crime. , v ' . , . -
judge cox. at 11.45 o clock, beean the
reading: Of Ms decisiod, which f begins with'
a lengthy, review of the subject of jurisdicj
UUU. lAKr uccupiuu - iiiiy-uve IU1UUU iU
reading that portion of his' decision toucht
ing upon. the question of jurisdiction, . He
reviewed the progress of opinion, and cited
an ot the .important rulings from i the early
days of common; law (in England, and de
cidedvagainst the prayer of the defence. "He
8unrmed up the question, ; that the. jurisdlet
tion is complete in the place - where, the
Woiirid is.-' conipleted ' consequehtly ' this
Court has f full - cognizance' of the 'offence
Judge Cox next took up the question of the
legal test' bf ' insanity; and'" decided that a
knowledge and appreciation of -jLhe differ
ence between jight and wrong j must' be
taken as the Correct testA1! -mi -''
. Judge Cox concluded his decision at V2$
P. M., having consumed an hour and forty
minutes with rapid speaking. : 'Upon every
material -pomt hiS iiings. rwere directly
against the prayers of the defence. 'The
Only grain of comfort for the prisoner was
offered when Judge Cox reached 1 the ques
tion of reasonable doubt. Upon! this sub
ject he said,' .""I shall not charge the jury to
acquit if they find.; a reasonable douty as to
an v One element, ''but I shall takfe' into con
sideration and charge-them relative to all
of the elements j and that if from all the
circumstances and all the evidence, they
have areasonable doubt of the commission
by the defendant of the crime as charged,
then they shall acquit." As Judge Cox
finished speaking Guiteau called out, , "I
am perfectly satisfied with the exposition of
the law." - ' After consultation i between
counsel .the Court adjourned till Thursday
morning,, when Mr. Davidge will make the
opening argument to the jury for ,the prose
Tne Prisoner Conferring:"; with his
Counsel Mr, - Davidge to . make the
- Opening Argument for the Prosecn
tion. ,-'u "' :u' r t 1 "ji
" '. , 1ByT?elegraph t6 the Homing Star.
: .Washikgton, J"anuary ll.Gulteau sent
for. his. counsel, Col. Reed, to-day Jo. visit
him at the jail..- , He says he, does not care
to see any one else, until after 'he has made
his speech, to the uryhut.he desired! to
confer with'Col..Reed, in whose judgment
and ability he pretends to ' place more Reli
ance than Scoville's. He says Scoville takes
the; wrong. view of his, .case, temrely and
loses a good point when he mates one by
talking about it.- Col. Reed visited the jaU
this afternoon.. . Mr - Davidge will make the
opening argument td the jury in behalf of
the prosecution to-morrow morninar..; Jttar
shal Henry has been besieged to-day with
applications for tickets for the court room
to-morrow. - . i-i,- it
: -i f V i i i
NOJITH CAROLINA'S BISHOP.
Consecration In the Cathedral, Raltl-
,: more,- of Rev H. Plnckney Northrop
7 . as Bishop of this See Imposing Cere
monies Immense Crowd - In: Attend
ance. , , . t , . 1
' ,J' ByTelejrra'phto the MorntoSStarJ1
Baxtimore, January 8. Rev. H. Pinck
ney Northrop, for some time past .yicar
Apostolic of North Carolina;5 was to-day
consecrated Hishop oi that eeeatthe cathe
dral m this city, wnicn was niied to its en
tire capacity, and thousands of people stood
in the streets m the rain, while the proces
sion passed from the Episcopal residence to
the Church: Grand ' High Mass was cele
brated hy Archbishop Gibbons, and tiie ser
mon was . preached ' by liishop 'neane, oi
Richmond. i The consecration was by the
Archbishop,: assisted by Bishops Becker) of
vv uiningwn, anu' vrross, oi' oavaunau.
Among the other distinguished visitors
oresent were BishoDS Moore of St. Aucrus
tine, McCloskey of Louisville, O'Farrel of
Trenton, Chatard YVatterson of Columbus;
Monsignor Uuinn. Y icar. General of . . N ew
York: Father John. Superior of Passionist
Order,' and" Father Shaner;' Superior of. lle
demptionist Order. Several hundred priests
and seminaries participated m the ceremony
,. .rani.,, : !.
By Telegraph to the Morning Star.
: CnscnmATi, Jan. 11. A ' Gazette special
says;v Andy; razier, a negro; was. arrested
to-day charged with the assassination of
J ohn Walton,- a farmer, near St. Paul, IndV.
last night' Frazier;confessed and, said jhe"
had been promised a larare . reward bv O.
M. Garrett,! neighbor Mving near him,: if
Jie would kill Wawjn. Garrett was arrest
ed ana taken to a Justice's office.' where.
before the trial began, : he obtained permis
sion to go to. an puthouse with a guard, and
suddenly drawing a revolver, shot himself
in the head, inflicting a mortal wound. He
retained consciousness long enough to make
a dying statement and denied that he hired
Frazier to do the killing, but he' intimated
that Walton'srwtfr was 1M hkely to be
the one Itls- stated hat?arreft and Mrs.
Walton haves been I suspected , xf i intimacy
for some time. ..The citizens .are much ex-
Rather 'Enthusiastic'. ' "
y Th WUmiUgton (Del.) DaUtf Republican
lately contained the following f tem of pop
ular interest: Dr. J. F. Speck, who is con
nected with the Wilmington Boery 'Evening,
speaks rather enthusiastically of St. Jacobs
Oil. Dr. Speck states that he uses the Oil
in his family as a household remedy; a sort
of universal panacea for all aches and pains,
and has always found it to act most happily.
-His attention was called to it by the many
testimonials in its favor, and he one day used
it upon 'himself for sore throat.-: Two appli
cations were sufficient to effect a cure. : He
also used it on his little girl for sore throat
with'gratifymg success.' -The same child had
-scarlet fever this winter which left the tea
dons of one leg' much contracted. The little
prattler coukjn't walk without assistance and
suffered. nrach.. inconvenience: and pain.
Several applications of St. Jacobs Oil re
stored her limb to Its normal condition,' and
she has not experienced any trouble, since.
Dr. Speck states that he has also seen the
Oil act charmingly in toothache. He thinks
.St Jacobs Oil is a sterling remedy, and does
not hesitate to recommend it "for :rheuma
'tism, &c.""' ' " ,"'"'.
Lexington items in KernfiTvill '
News:. We hav6 two tobacco fantrifo gnd -
two tobacco 0'arehouses,an4 Jiexington
bldsfaif to M a gooa .tbbacco'market.-1-
Several dwelling houses have been erected
here recently. .Mr. C. A. Hunt is build
irfg alarge tobacco factory nfeaf the depot;
sdanbury Reporter: At a shoot-
match in Danbury last week' Mr. Reuben
.oruwTi arove centre three times out Of five, -
sixty yards. The whiskey .we noticed
in our last issub as having been seized and
sioreo: in ianburyfc was sold on Saturday
before,Christmas;, ,It brought about $1.25
per gallon, average. J 1 " . -
ht Tqisnbt ;JHbme::We :learn that
an engine a"nd iron sufficient to lay 40 miles
oi ; uie new - rauroaa irom w illiamston' ti
Tarboro; tuns .already arrived af 'Williams
ton, and the track -has been cleared Off
within, a few miles of Tarboro. , Two
brothers bf Battleboro, Messrs. W. B. and
T. W -Bullock, spent a. couple of days
hunting in Halifax bounty' during the
Christmas hohdays. Mr. -W.- B. killed;!
deer- 2 - wild turkeys; -23 partridges, 1 fox
and a - number of rabbits. Mr. T. W.
killed 2 wild turkeys,' 2 foxes, 20 odd
partridges and a number of rabbits. I
Warrenton Gazette: The average
yield of lint cotton is not one-half a bale
per acre in the xounty. Z All of our farmers
can easily make their lands produce 1,000
pounds pf good, Jneavy . tobacco per acre; !
jChis'atflO per hundred (it is almost double
that price now) is $100 per acre, while ,cot-, !
ton at 12 cents (half bale per acre') amounts i
to only $24.. During the recent holl- I
days.jt) iyrn Iyangfordi anagediandniost j
respectable citizen ot Smith's Creek, went !
out. hunting, and while attempting to-walk j
a log across a creek, fell and his gun ex- j
ploded and sEe-t off most of his hand and a I
part of the flesh from i his arm. He lin-
ered in great pam until the next day, when - i
eath relieved -hiaaf-hia-euffermg. - I !
si ---Raleigh sFartner and Mechanic i
While inYirgUiiaJastweek, . we-. heard it. i
as coming from Gov. W.. E. Cameron, that .
a well Known and eloquent ex-member fof i
congress.; would uplift the banner oft a
'Litjerar'. movement. in North Carolina.
As-the name has not heretofore been men
tioned in print, . we refrain from doing so.
sar. itooen. vv, acott, a wide-awake j
young fanner of Alamance, twas in Raleigh
yesterday, en rotate for llaughton Model
Farm, in Orange county, New York, where
he will spend six or eight monthB, studying
the methods of the finest farming' com
munity in America. M He will enter upon
regular work,- as a farm 'hand,? and : go
through the several, branches of practical
plowing, sowing, reaping, mowing, together
with the -housing and- handling of crops and
ihh !, .-J-:
; Kinston Journal: ;The custom
bf "shooting matches" wherein a chicken or
turkey is tied to a stake and shot at by the
bystander, is yet observed at Kinston du
ring the Christmas holidays. Sheriff
Davis captured six turkeys out of eight,at a
shooting match during Christmas" week.
The ! Chatham 'Record -came to jtime
Christmas: week and -.doubts . any : other
weekly paper in the State doing the same
thing. .The Journat has never lost an issue.
-r--A-subscriber writes us from Maysville,
Jones county, that the. barn and gin house
of Mr.: Thos; S. Gillett were burned on the
night of December 27th, and that it was be
lieved to be the work of an incendiary. The
loss falls heavily on Mr. Gillett as it was
only last sping that he lost his dwelling a.
house worth about $2,000 by fire.: .
The County Superintendent visited twenty
eight schools in December. There are about
sixty-eight m the county.1- - -f - -
Sta,te8Yilie landmark: On Mon
day,, December 26th, Messrs. s- CaL-i Brown
and. Henry Morrison,-: of .Shiloh township,
were running - a .horse-race t for : 50 cents
when Mr. t Brown's horse broke an artery
and ' shortly thereafter died. Some
thoughtful: : soul, whose - kindness -: shall
never be forgotten, hung on tho Landmark's
door-knob, the -night before Christmas, a
stocking about so long, filled with apples,
candy, a tinhorn, a jumping jack, a toy
pistol, a sweet potato, and what not;
From the 1st of September, 1881,. to date,
there have been sold on this market, accord
ing to the books of Welghmaster Barron,
2,142 bales of cotton. This is more than
double the amount of cotton marketed here
during the same period of any preceding
year; -. r Mr. Jesse Campbell, near Nichol
son's mills, Eagle Mills township, killed a
hog a few days ago that was twelvemonths
and ten days old and weighed 413. pounds..
Among the interesting rumors floating .
around Washington, ; concerning North
Carolina affairs,- is ; one that Dr. Mott has
an eye on the United States Senatorship to -succeed
Gen.-Ransom.: i Several Democrats
have been suggested as suitable persons to
Mahoneize North Carolina, but the trouble
is that none of them would be able to get
along in a race alone,, much less to carry
any weight - While Senator Vance is
prodding the Richmond, &JDanville people
to make them complete the Western North
Carolina Railroad from Asheville west, we
wish he would prod them a little to make
them do better on the part already finished.
For a month past trains have been regular,
in their irregularity. . . ;.
i -ri-T-Haleighr News-Observer:;. Gov
ernor Jarvis we found in his office yester-.
day,- exceedingly busy, with a mass of cor
respondence to read and answer.. His Ex
cellency gives an interesting account of the
recent j riot : at Plymouth. ; The ; Governor
says he-? was never before so fully aware
what : a strong aid to the civil authorities
the State troops are. He .giyes an interest
ing account of his long trip of sixtyfive
miles, from ; Greenville via Washington to
Plymouth, on Friday. Leaving Greenville
at 7 A. M., he reached Plymouth at 4 P.
M.-i He found the negro rioters entirely -subdued
and troops .already in the town.
The prompt and complete quelling of the
riot has had the happiest effect, - &ays the .
Governor, and there is : no reason to appre
hend another trouble of the kind m Eastern
North Carolina. A part of the trip back
from Plymonth was made on Sunday, in a
blinding, show' storm. v""-We regret to
learn of thfe death ' of Rev., Clayton Moore,
Of Martin county, who died at his home,
near Jodesyille, on Tuesday evening. " De
ceased: was f: about i.72 : years "-old.; - He
was a member of , the Primitive Bap
tist denomination' ahd eminent for his
great devotion to his ministerial duiies. --
Judge Brooks was born in Pasquotank
county about the year 1818. r In -early life
he perhaps had dot a great: many advan
tages, but choosing the law as his profes
sion, studied ' "under Mr. Charles R.' Ken
ney, , who was one of the most accomplished
lawyers of his day. Engaging in the prac
ticey he soon became ' very successful his
earnestness, reliability and attention, sup
plying the place of those greater parts
Which often win reputation ' without win
sing cases. :u He represented his county, in:
the Legislature in 1852-53, and Was a mem
ber of the convention of 1866 J In 1865 he
was appointed District Judge by President .
Johnson, and held the fall term of the dis
trict courts. fl" His present commission bears
date, January-22-1866 ..For the, last few
years his health had not been robust; al
though last spring he' seemed to have ; en
tirely .regained , his former, strength, rile
died at his home, at Elizabeth-City, on yes
terday; at 10 :40 Ar: M.y and will be ? buried
on Sunday afternoon. Judge Brooks leave
a wife and five children to mourn the losss
of one whose excellencies of character made
him admirable in all the relations xt life.
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