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THE SUBJECT AND THE PAINTER.
It is only within ihe last thirty-six
hours that we have taken' time to
read Mr. Blaine's funeral oration on
the late President I Garfield, and at
this late day we will not enter upon
any lengthened criticism of ' its me
rits. Briefly we wU give our gene-,
ral impressions pf the effort. It is
very neatly and 'deftly wrought. It
is not a . great oration, but it is a
very pleasing and tasteful one. There
are some fine passages. The delinea
tion of -his dead friend ; is skilfully
executed. S It is earnest, sympathetic,
overdrawn slightlyj 'us is pardonable,
and yet 'it .is decorous and modest.
The speaker keeps himself complete
3y hid behind the great theme. Hav
ing, with much care, drawn-the lihea
gnents of his hero, ' using warm tints
and with - rue art applying them, he
iholds the picture up to the Ameri
can people ; and ; !says ''Behold a
Max." Its conclusion in tender,
graceful,' eloquent and millions of
people will, read the funeral ettl
thinking but little
or the excess in-
the excitement of
sive amotion t hat
a genuine respon-
will well up from
their hearts. The pratiorii does are.
dit l the taste,
ability, fidelity, and
. -, -
We do not
B la'i ne s conception ;
will be the final
one of thoughtful
. -i - . - -
do nt think that
life was. as conspicuous as his eulo
gist, makes it appear. We doubt if.
his. political career in the ,tfnited
. - i - . .i .
States Congress was such ia transcen-
dent, success as he is creditel with.
lit" saying this GimI '.'forbid that we
should in any. jiarticntar detract from
t1i. vi'll-i-firnfl fftin"mi1 M Vift Ivprv
superior abilities of one of the fore
most men, of his'. time--the martyred
President of a great Republic. That
Garfield was one of the colossal
men of his ' period there is no doubt
whatever, i I hat he was a- leaaer in
his. section and in his party , is. a por
tion or history. 1 1 hat 1 his name is
eternized f no man may doubt. But
still we'. believe,tbat the r sober view
' of generations unborn of the intel
lectual forces of the TOurdered Presi
dent will not be altogether : that pre-
vsented by the eloquent and earnest
-. panegyrist. Garfield will be a con-
; spicuous figure, in American -histoi
for all time, and the - fact of his tra-
. rgie ; death, and the beroic fortitude
with 1 which he bore his sufferings,
twill .throw a glamour and a halo
ground his name that ' will ob-
fseare : whatever ; of ( weaknesses
of character ! may have belonged to
him. : IUn death now .appears in
March more of a ! national loss than
it seemed when men ana women
throughout this vast country said to
each other on that September morn
ing Garfield is dead." .' Men will
-remember ' now, amid the changes
nd rivalries and contentions of poll
:tics, . the noble 'purposes .' and high
hopes, and lofty aspirations of Gar
field, and Fill not stop henceforth to
weigh in the critical balance his spe-
cial elaim to be named among Amer
ican immortals fwho were not born
.todie." ' ')' r-. '
iiiX-iresiaent iLavis book may
-be disappointing: ; and i yet among
Sthougbtful men i in the South, in the
orth, in England . it must do good.
It vindicates the principles of th
Federal Constitution and makes good
the eause of. the South. ; He wrote
recently to a citizen; of . New Tort
"I most desire to have my opinions ex
x amined bv those rho I believe, thave been
misled by false doctrine, and who. If their
.attention can be arrested. may reconsiaer
ana change their opinion." .: ". ? i-i
, " .' vVICXOIXIA. ;
, ;The - attempt trf kill good Queen
Vlcfojia s;yirult arf oundjseh
satiotf ' thtbfttrtMtrorid. .sThis
is .tW fourtli enlieY'ej'
that? has been - made to take her ? life
since, she ascended thf throne in 183 7.
England bas )iad greater rulers but
never a ? purer and, WttjBri;one. ; She
ig epntent i& ex6rcis sttclfc v power as
is granted nert y tnggjusn peopie,
aiid rsKe ought i to be revered and
oved. toy ner people -generally. : 10
murder s a" good Woniah is a great
crime. :To ; murder a good and gra-:
cious Queenwhselifeis in niany re
spects most; eagaging, and who pos-
sesses in a marked degree: the most !
charming i -womanly virtaes .!and
: C extreme.
A'- benevolent and merciful Provi-
thus far, and we hope when , "old
time death" shall come to her it will
be in a peaceful bed, amid her loving
household, with all England standing
as mourners, and a world in sympa
thy. There : is ho political :" or other
cause why any crank or scoundrel
should attempt to assassinate Victo
ria. If she were dead to-day her
son, a man of not very high morals,
but a thorough Englishman in his
pride, prejudices and love of country,
would reign in her seatl. v But EngT,
land would be ho" 'better 'governed
and no more . prosperous, fe a3 VJiSl (
Let us examine the vital statistics
of 1881. There were 376 deaths.
Of these 104 were whites: 272 col
ored. 'Giving Wilmington 17,800
inhabitants, and the regular increase
since the census was . taken in June,
1880, will give that, we find the fol
lowing: number of deaths in every
one thousand, 2 1 ; whites, 15; colored,
25. So the death rate of the whites
is not more than J;Korthern; towns
composed of t whites, with butt few
exceptions. In our. esti m ate we plaice
the white population at 7,000 ; and
the colored aiTr68u,blit ' tbere, are,
e think, a little less than 7,000
whites, .and ; jSoniethmg mprq ttthli
10,800 colored. !' 4'. j1)!'
The first three months showed
" second ' ' " ;
third - - : ; ' '.' -"
fourth !';. ' " :-
132 ' " -
164 '"1 4r!;-?
The first quarter showed
VV second -. 7. " Tit: '
The ? healthiest season - is the first
quarter, the sickliest the last quarter.
Representative S. S. Cox, a, Demo
crat; one: of the fullest; "wittiest and
ablest men of the House, has -just de
livered a lecture in Washington on'
African wit and humor..- It is. de
scribed as, excellent,5 a be
lieve! it. ' We must give an extract
here and there from the Post.' tVed
Douglass '. introduced V'iniiif ' Refer
ring, to, Egypt kk said.' ti
finWhile ohlilf feiu?itttiSa! trace fevered
land " he witnessed 'the Tfisenfombiiitf Jof a
Pharaoh, so thorouehlv ripe -with je that
upon his muimnvship' brow there settled
the dust of thousands . of years. i'He was.
the original Pharaoh too,4: said Mr: Cox,
'but I refused to shake hands with him out
of respect for Mr. Douslass. simply because
he wouldn't let these people go. ' Laughter.
; . How ' well do. I remember, said
Mr. Cox. the days of my youth when it
was absolutely inartyrdom f or me at school
to end ore the punishment of sitting be
tween two girls.- Uiit'-:tii0.-;JiappyjiapaeQ
time! Laughter. In after years we learn
to sit , with them wiuiout isheddmg a tear,
Laughter. r . Humot is sympa-
thetic, and in the African it is so to a high
degree ; nearly all thia humor takes bold of
the unseen; but in doing .s0 ithvya AO tri
bute to ribaldry ". at . the expense of holy
things, r It is mellowing in its. influence.
and the happy possessor of the quality will
speak well even of a Ltomocrat. LLiaughter.j
i The Payetteville .Examiner copies
what the Stab v said about the heed
of a law to 'guarantee if possible an
honest valuation of -property, and
says: . ' K
i "There is' truth in what the :Staii says.
The property of North Carolina is not cor
rectly valued. Xn some counties lands are
valued fifty per cent higher than, lands of
equal value in other counties. There ought
to be some machinery for equalizing valua
tions.' We have" had a 'board of valuation
for equalizing values in counties, but values
between different counties bave never been
eaualized. ' This diversity : bf : valuations
works a great injustice in the collection of
the State tax. althougn mere may db no in-
justice so far as county taxes are concern
ed, in low valwoM. provided they are
v Tbelrial of JIasoir is , ended and
the proceedings1 bT'Hibe court martial
have beep sent to,., Gen, ...Whipple,
Assistant" -Adlutattf Geriefal of the
Department r of the ; East, r . Hewifl
submit tlie findings to Ma.' Gardner,
Judge' Advocate TJ.' r S. v, Arsay 1 He
will review4 the case and then submit
to Gen. flanc'oclcj who w'ift apprve
or set aside' the verdict, -'.'v'
the-rOaeen.iff 2? 'vears oldr'and the
doctors .pronounce hana sane jt
. J -. '- j-; --7 ; ' ,:' ''11 1 ' 1 i il . 1 .
We said to a.friend. days, ago that
we did not credit j Mr. Blaine's state
ment .- about 3 Garfield's brilliant yici
tdry over Geni i Ilamphrey MarshalL
licking" three Kentuckians is not
jtrue. Where 'ndid y?M ajne find
such history? ' ''''
Til IMstrlc Attornieyllp. f 1 iA'e
We learn from recent ; arrivals' from
TiasliingtOn fthat r JFudge Busseli's f rjehsb
are pressing; his" claims' for "- the position
District' Attorneyl , now' held by ,ex-Judge
the 12th of 'this ; month.. It is .stated that
his appointment is really requested fey both
the Circuit . and ; District Judges,' in which'
event it would appear that' his chances are;
veik6bd': provided. e" -wants the rofflce.
It ia not khown absoluteMtballife ia atS-' 1
-diuate for .the place, nut that his frienda
are urging his appoMten-rad acceptance
there is no doubt.. "-,s ".' - i
A letter has been received at the Sheriffs ,
Office . from Mr. : H..; Bailey, at Warm .
Springs, Madison county in this State, to
the. effect that one . Luther T. Dellott, re
siding; about eight miles from Wilmington,
died suddenly at that place, recently f rpm a
stroke , of apoplexy. The a-elatives of the
deceased were, subsequently written to, but
the letter elicited no response. . All of his
effects, the letter saya, are in-the hands of
Mr. J. ,T,I Stone at s Warm Springs, who
can be addressed by those interested, and
from whom all necessary information can
be obtained. , , . i v
District Coni"erence.' ' -' ' 1
The Wlmilngton District Conference of
the Methodist E. - Church, ; South, will be
held at Salem, on the Cokesbury Circuit,
igM 101kAa5jm.jMav th,
1882, and continuing until the 28th. Dele
gates and visitors, we learn, can correspond
with Rev. J. C. Crisp" at Blockersville,
Cumberland county, in regard to arrange
ments for transportation, &c
The schr. Thomas Binmcksm, Capt.
Dickerson,: One : of Messrs. Geo. Harris &
Co.'s regular packets between this city and
Philadelphia, for which considerable . anxi
ety has been felt, has arrived. The cap
tain Teports that he left Philadelphia Feb.
11th, and ; lay in the Delaware about a
week, after which he started for Wilming
ton. On the following Tuesday, off Fry
ing Pan Shoals, experienced a' heavy gale
from the southwest, "during 'which he lost
flyinsr inx foresail and foregaft, and had to
heave to, " :when,"having lost foresail, she
got on! shore, l On tne next .'lTiesday sne
sighted land a little : to the ; nortnward ot
Georgetown, S. G; She then took the. wind
from the northeast, and being, with jshort
sail, was one week m seacamg tnis port.
If e -18Hb4 tbe Effect or the !
teraTPlobd W Seeii ' oriotf kit- Be
cnt Wiit Sottih SleTt'enlg;:fteItal
ot Destruction and "Wiit lliimfedl
ate and Full Belief to " tne SuBerer
Urgently Reonttttende4m View
Relative o Protection from Future
"Overfrowi;,'H''i,-i $V;- ? -.v
' " m To1xmbr1i tin h' TrfrtrftlnW Star 1 -i-i
New YonK.'Ma'rch 4. A reporter of the
World called .. yesterday, upon Gen. Han
cock,, wno nas recently. . returned trom an
extended Southern trip, ' Said the' General,
"I think there H a ' tnatter : connected with
the Southern people ' which" should, at the
present juncture, have attention " called to.
u y Jluv, people oi .itittJufiii yi uuv itatiiic.
what the elegratns,rShfefrej
the floods, 'really nltan; ';,Fronl .what 1 saw
I beueve -tne . tJoutnera people, over nun
out;. Fences and ciitilc? ' ire ;gone; houses'
have been- swept away or arc uninhabitable i
railroads destroyed,' plantations ruined and
the coutjtry .desOlate. 1 'ITbthing1 like it, has;
been seeh ibr many pS&xif'The distress in
the flooded regions is 4-the jjowet of
words to' describe 4 Recollect what 1 rrsaw;
and have, told you about, was seen at a
time when the flood was not' at its worst.
The first thing to be doie is to extend ' the
necessary- a!3 ' to tnese'- people i -;x We? must
face the prBblem 6t fdiug, sheltcrtngand
clolhintf these people' ufitirsQClr a time aa
they raisef food anal shelter for themselves;
The Southern peopltf wilt do what theycani.
but the NoKbu ffMlWesirn people must
also exsme-t tilelr reseasSilveaif ii were
iigbt to t5r0Wi teS MfSetitst sucK an unJ
paralleled add; wide-spread calamity upon
the Southerners alone. they have nad the
means of charity ""swept away' -with; the
means of livelihood. - We must help, and help
at once. It is much betterto send money to
Memphis, ;Mobfie,hXTpw Orleans and cities
Where ifopdwifilothinsf may be bought,
than to wait Jo msM& m& clpthing,-n:.It
ispossible-rthaj; morcWfli hsye te-;be paid
there than here or supplies, but I tell yoi;
the people icanuotr wajtior proyteions to
reach j themaTf rpm jbereqrhare t jthou;
sands of jjkegroes o aTeshomelesSi.and
starving, and they, must be ed,. and, what
ia mofewe have got to feedjhein, ,-There
is enough, food, in the South thatr can be
send mdre from the, Korth., ,1$' should be
sent by rait; steamers Tire too siow. . ;,;rnese
people , must eat; and "they have : nothing.
Reheff committed Jshoulo be formed m
every city to receive and forward 1 supplies.
Money should beJ sent at once to, relieve: the
most pressing wants.' Arrangements should
be made Witli,the railroads to forward sup?
hlies at first on through freight 'trains. 16
carry nothing else;, and to be put thrQugh
in the shortest possible timer ' " . ,'.4 ' "
Id jregard to measures" for futuretpreven
tion of overflows,. the Gejneral said, : r'A bill
should be introduced into Qongress provid
ing for a .survey of thfe Mississippi; Missouri
tributaries. suetr?asy!!lansas and White.
The survey being toade, k'plan of levees
should, be devised wlueh,. would, he suffi.
cientlv. strong" to "protect the! ''country.
Whether Govef fimefit"Statei; ;0f parishes
jbuild them, they should 'be Constructed on
Some general plau". ' If the Southern States
cannot afford2 to 'btiild the' levees Govern
tnenf should hefp The; protection bf the
vast bodies of lknd! hOvr ' jovrftowd in the
South and -West, is, ' in my opihion, of Na
tional"' importance,1 .and should-' be; so re
garded5 Tby ? Congress. . ; But whether G6
Verhmefat builds 6r helps to build levees, it
certainly can afford-to nd Should cause
.surveys to be mane ar oncer
i:u.TbB! Methodist Jbhtireb hat Wil
soh paid ,$l,641.02 last year., yery good
indeed, - ,,.
: , - '; AT REST.
at Sad Bites Oyer the Kemalns of the
!"Late tTapt David B, fttarchlon Ac
tion of the Naval Stores Trade of New
j The funeral services of the late David R."
3ufchison took place at . St. James Epis
cbpaIiChurchV;in this cityj yesterday after
noon,' at 3:b'clockr;; and were attended ' by a
vast concourse of peopley 'the spacious 'edi
fice being crowded to its'utmost capacity,' 1
both on the floor and ' inBe ' galleries "afad
aisles while a'great tnany hnable to gain
aolmittance stooo patientlywaiting 'on the
adjacent street and sidewalk for the cere
monies to conclude. ; The' solemn 'services
of the occasioil were conducted by Revv A.' '
A. 5 ' Watsonj 1 D.' ! D.. assisted " bV Rev;
he 'paTPbearers : were ' Cols.'" J. " Wilder
Atkinson andWm. L. DeRosset Maj.; D;
Jf. Devane. Capt. T. C. Lewis, and Messrs. '
W. n. Bernard, Chas. : II.' Robinson,: Geo!
W. Kidder and II. C. McQueen. - . '
The remains were escorted to their rest
ing place in Oakdale Cemetery by the Wil
mington -Light Infantry, under command
Corps of the W. L: I.', of ? which deceased
Was a member, " and the' members of the
Wilmington S. F.' E. Company Noi 1,' to
gether with a large number of mourning1
relatives, friends and citizens generally t
During the progress of the funeral ser-'
vices and while the remains were being
conveyed to the grave business was almost
entirely suspended. ' i'
RESOLUTIONS OF ; THE NKW ;VORK NAVAL,
At a meeting ' of the .Naval Stores trade:
of New York, at the office of Mr, Zophar
Mills, Mr. Mills in the chair and Mr. Z. .J.
Halpin secretary, the following resolutions ,
were adopted,, after appropriate remarks by ,;
Messrs. John- Camerden, A. C. Worth and
Ilenry J. Hayne: . ,. ? u f, U
WHEBKAsj- It has pleased Divine Provi
dence to remove from the scene of his
earthly labors our esteemed friend and fe-
low-mercnant, uavia it. Muronison," or
Wilmington, N. C; and, ; ,-i : H. i , i i.
Whereas, in all his business capacities
he was always found conscientious, just
and iiondrablc: and in his family and social
relations kind, affectionate and indulgent;
therefore, be lt ; . j ; v i i v
Bemloed. That m his loss the paya stores
trade of the whole country has lost onCof
its strongest men, the community an esti
mable and able citizen, his family a good
husband, father and brother, ; and his co-
laborers a faithful friend; also, ' a :'.
Resolved, That we tender to his family
our 8ineercst sympathy in this their great
affliction. t ..-- - . .
New York, Feb. 28, 1882. , . ,
"Aftet ordering" the rC3olutkHis egroflHed
i A gentleman from ; this city was , vingj
in a baggy from Fayetteville to Lnmberton,
on Tuesday, night last, having -received at
the former1 place a considerable sum .of
money, and had gone over i half the. way, ;
when he discovered another, ouggy wuu
. ' i . . j ? . a . i. : J 1. !
two men in it a suori uisiucu ucmuu mm
He took no particular notice of the circum
stance, however, until he happened to per-;
ceive that tney Had lelt the main road and
shortly afterwards saw them come into it
again in advance of him. Then he began
to feel a little ticklish, especially as he had
no weapon with which to defend hhpself.,
mis .ieenng oi uneasiness uecame sun
more striking and disturbing when the
men dismounted and one seized his reins at
the horse's head; while the other approach-;
ed the side' of the buggy, as if about to
seize him. ; Being unarmed, he did the only
thing a brave and sensible man could do,
and that was to spring from the buggy and
knock the man down, but while he was do
ing this thq other, stranger went round on
the other side of the' buggy, snatched his
overcoat off the seat land made tracks with
it. , Our traveller started in pursuit of the,
thief, but soon he dropped the -coat and
stopped to pick it up, when, upon examina-;
tion,' he found that the fellows had ab-'
stracted from .' the ppekets the sum of
ninety dollars. : Fortunately,1 they' seemed
to' be contented with ' this ; amount;' or
thought it was' all; he had and lefthim
with .thirty ; dollars in Hhe pockets' oi his
pants. v He made no further effort to Over
take 'the robbers', when they had jumped
into their buggy and driven off, as he could
have done notlung in his helpless condition
it he had come up With them;' 1 He was not
positive whether the men were white, or
colored., . ; - ..-
Alleged Larceny of a Steer.. . , r- ,
' A colored mam- who ; gave his name as
Josh Flowers, but .who is said to answer td
another appellation, brought a steer over
the ferry from BrunBwiek -county, yester
tor of a 'meat standi to take !the animal to
the pound and he ' would buy it ' There he
was questioned by 'the! deputy !,cierk of the
market,' Mr. y Hays, and gave conflicting
and hesitating replies, finally., saying t he
nurchased the steer ..from a. man named
James Turner and would go , off and bring
him to identify the' animal. Flowers then
departed and at ; last accounts had not re
turned.-, l-urner came, later, however, and
claimed the steer as his property, but said
thafFlbwers had nd' authority from him to
sell the animal.'! The' matter 'was in- statu
quo when last beard fronul n .-n ,H
Death of a Prominent German Citizen
!;Mrr ' J,' WVJ Strauss, :0ue!of our oldest and
most preminent.Gcrman citizens, idied yes
terday mornmgabout B o'clockj ' Deceased
was a native of Caarseh Province of Harf
over, Germany, and was aged about 61
years. . He lan6ilfC5iarieston in 1842,
add served for1 some tim4 as mate of the
city and Charleston, but 1 finally i became a
citizen of Wilmington, in 1847, and has
since, with butAJhprt Jnteryal, been en
gaged in mercantilepucsuits. JDuring the
war he served in Howard's cavalry, and at
the organization of .the; JEyaneelieal . Luth
eran Church in this city, 'someinie . after
the close of. 'the war, he waselected a mem.-
be of , the Church , council. ,. .ile - was , a
member, at his death of Uie orcters of Legtan
of tHonor and .' Royal . Arcanuto. Mr:
Strauss was highly esteemed by, Our," citi
zens' generally, , and! his death'. will add to
the gkom Which has prevailed during the
ween past. . -: Atii ,r, ,.;lI:t1 ;
:: J , ' A -
THE OMJBLdT prJERFLOir,
Havoc and .DeyaKtationj Thro nshont(
iuo iuiHiuippi uiej-iowDi sud'
merged and Property Swent Away-
ISuflerlne and Destitution of the In-hahltant-9Ianr
Ilve iLost. .'-" f 'r
1 ;' By Telegraph to taeMornhucStar.V5 - '
4 Nkw OrlkansJ March 2.-A -Greenville, t
Miss,, special says that there was a. perfect
wreck at ; Bolivar levee yesterday morning':
Riyerton, Wade, Clay and Badgat le
vees also broke thr0ugh.Hf Theses breaks'
will cause.the yerflow ot every, plantation
in Bolivar county. The river fell here fonr
inches last night, and Is still fallmgrapidly;
e orean:T- me zouyer county usvee spu
EroDaDly save ithose fit u W ashmgton and
ssquana comities; but the loss to the dis
trict in leyees is more than $150,000; Clay '
and Badgat levees are' the largest m the d&
trict except Haspackana. Several lives are
reported lost.. Rosedale. the county seat of
isohvar county, is six feet, under water,
The Ledger office afad'-otlier 'butldtegslare-
wa8hed away.' i Clark affld Front. ilevees on :
tne; take .are gone v.:xms; wm cause .the
overflow of what was left of BoliVar Cbun
tyi Williams Bayou levee in this county'
is broke, and all of the northern portion of 1
Washington county, and the back lands
throughout Issquana and Sharkey bounties
Sill go under. ' A ' number of people were
rowned at i Rivorton. I Tliere-; has : been a.
fall of eight inches in the river tofdate..,T .
Later reports state that in addition to the
breaks above stated" there was 1 one i; at
rugha's tront; between Wade & -Clarke's j i
Accounts of suffering and loss of Jife
continue to, come m, and are exceeding any
thing.that ever attended a previous inunda
tion by the Mississippi river. The Crevasses ,
4bove nam'e4 are all abve.GreenviUeV;'",
' MEMrais, March 2. Private letters from '
Rivertoh, Miss,, fifteen mfles' below .Mem
phis and 105 miles ' above !Vicksburg, say
that the levee broke Monday night and the ;
loss of property js fearful Several persons
wereurowned,and among the numberisenj;
Heyne, who tried to go to .the assistance of
a Mrs..Bradshaw anq was' drawn into the
channel of the. break and drowned." The
live stock is ' all j drowned "and there
are no provisiqns!rtpfTb subsist, on.
take the women and ; children to Memphis.
They are suffering j greatly,, having lost,
everything they possessed except the clothes
on their backs. . It is impossible to describe
the fearful havoc and destitution the waters'
have wrought. Besides the break at River
ton there are - two .more - at Wright's, one
mile below Riverton, and, another at Judge
Miles' place, below. Riverton. Mules, horses,
cows, goats and houses pass by continually. -Add
to these the falling .and , crashing tim
ber, and you. then have ft fair idea'ofihe
condition of things, " In Duncan's there
must be no less than twenty-five -.women
and children, i and 'a good many more are
huddled ..together- oh the levee,r Every
house at .Riverton except Dunc&n's, and
cranks and Jtelnach H has either floated off
or is- bo -damaged, by wasbmg, away of,
blocks, that they , wi,ll. be unfit for habita
tion when the water subsides. ' -' . ; " ; " ''
'The storehousebtMax1 Moller; together
with his stock of good8,floated off and-was
A- letter rom poi.j uonen, at uoncoroia,
Miss'.', twenty miles l below ' Riverton, says
that the levee -at Blackburn broke o Tues-:
day mornings hd tlie(wate iicQfeGfin-
j : New Orleans, March 2.--A dispatch
from Lake Providence reports that the
crevasse in Longwobd 'levee, sixty miles
above Lake Providence, has been closed
effectually, and all danger is over. n .
New Orleans, March 2. News reaches
here of the terrible destruction of property
caused by the breaking of the levee at Car
sin's Landing; Miss.,! after the heavy rain
and wind storm of Tuesday, i A gap of 75
feet was first made by the rushing water
and 100 yards of the leyee was; soon jswept
away. .The. noise : of - the roaring: flood
awoke the " sleeping' citizens, i and the
utmost consternation ensued, i The sleepers,-on
looking-out of their homes, saw
the river rapidly spreading over the sur
rounding country, and without taking time
to clothe themselves fled for their lives.
1 Bea Haines,; keeper of the landing:, , and
two uegro children, were unable to escape,
and all three were drowned.' Their pitiful
cries for help weae ; heart-rending,; but.lio
succor could be extended. - A number of
others had narrow escapes, from .watery
gravest :; .! , ' h-.ta- .H;.i--. i
In Arkansas City; Arkansas, water co-;
vered the floor of every store and dwelling;
to a depth-varying from six inches, to four
feet. ,s-.-ViJt fimhaiiJAi hi :.-"y:.iu-Any.m
:t Quite a number i of planters ; are ; ,f ceding'
their hands, who fear that the government's
purpose to furnish rations will demoralize
the negroes. Many tfaa. latter are anx
iously awaiting the arrival tiofrthe boat
with government rations. .: ,r : . ., ,
.New Orians March 2.--A Greenville
(Miss.) special' says $ The levee ' system in
Bolivar 1 county' is "general wreck. 5 The
Waves now inundate . thl Whole of Bolivar,
and all -of "SV;asinjgton;..county, except a
small ribbon" 'of ' lahdott' the west bank'
of Deer Creek. Practically the Whole
county is under,WateR:.l3Sverybody is busy
saving the most, valuable, portion of their
live stock. , while cattle and hogs are gener
ally aDanoonen to tne waters. snomd ' tne
water, recede in the next feW weeks, and the
season prpve propitious, -the planters may
yet make good crops. While hoping for aU
these fortuitous circumstances we refuse, to
look at the reverse of the picture.
THE WESTERN FLOODS
SUsht Fall in the Biver t "JOCemnhl
The Waters' Still Bitdne. .ait Helena
. and a. Continued. Blse- Predicted
People Fleelnsirom Their Borne for
Safety Federal Batlona Beady : for
Dlstrlbntlon. , , ..' :r. ".
'' ' By Telegraph to the'StbnAnjj Star.j j r,;
Memphis,,,, March 4. The Mississippi
river, at this'point; at 1 o'dlock thia morii;
ing, had declined one inch since 6 o'clock
Ai Ml yesterday,' wheh it marked 35 feet 1
inch on a gauge. i Twenty-eightinSfiesrof
the 'Mempkisa&r , Jime liock;k;itailrqad,
nrmsvi the river, are under water. .. Chief
Engineer Flemffi: mitbra large forceJi
laborers, is at work satngutetraea from
washing awayn. A large.;nuniber,of peopje
are still ;cc-ming from the Arkansas side to
Memphis, being forced by back water'to
leave thir hhmeail 4-' : l ' -
HeVeSIT9 AK-'Marcb: '' 4The river'
here, rwithip.-uie twenty-four hours enmng
at - .midnight , yesteVday, . ,rose.; inearly two
inches, and the overflow in this citvis fullv
as inufch:' 'rIt:isrod$ctiid that we 6hall have
more than a foot higher water by the old
river- menand this, seems iprobable, when
it is known that the .St. Francis rivef is
rising very rapidly and the Volume of water
mense, and ; esough.to : cause a, risen in the
Mississippi, here ten days after , a decline
sets in at Memtihis; White "river; at dar-
endon; sturjaobfagf iat'the' rate of five
inches a dayriD VithiBg is made ready
here for the aistriDutMrn ot therederal ra
tions fdrthis dlst?ict.rf qtnr. & W) . mut
. Judge; Gilliam i& Oears
li -A i,, f
"."'1 : 1 t 1 Uf d . -t ifn -j I j
o JJEEN viryrnTt t A.
Dastardly ' Attempt to "'Assassinate
! the.Buler of , the British Bmplre.
iFlre4 at In her"Carrlaso' a Windsor
.Statlon-r Arrest ;Ofthe . CrinUnaWlIls
.;?larrow. Bseape from pynchlnx. :C.
! Vj?t CBy 43able tothe Monunt StarJ fv;l s
I Lonoo. March 2. aPM.-4-There was
large crowd'r of ' Spectators j awaiting: the -
Queen's arrival at Wfndsor:thi8 evening.
On . the arrivar of : the train the Queen :
walked across the platform, of the railway
station to her carriage, which was awaiting
to take her to Windsor Castle.f Jno. Brown .
had already ascended to Lis seat behind the .
carriage; when ft man standing at theenr
trance to the station vardmong a number .
ctf Spectators, pointed a pistols at the eat-V
nage and fired. To udge from the reporr
tne pistol ' was not Jieavuy ioadedThfe
Queen, who was probably not aware what ,
had happened, was. immediately driven to
the Castle, but before She' passea,' the! man
had been seijsed by ;thn simermtendent of,.
the borough police, who was standing near-
Djq tie was also violently seized by the
crowd, and was; only , rescued from them. 1
Superintendent's assistance i The', pistol;
fas captured by one pf the , crowd, .j No
one was hurt. The roan gave his name 'as.
Roderick1 MaeLean.i ' MacLean, whb was
miserably clad,; was, taken, into High street,
ind then co'nveyed to'the police station id'
a cab. He is said to; be an inhabitant of ,
Hie South Sea Islands. ; The general opinion
iS that the act Is the result of lunacy;' The1
Deport ot the pistol was almrp, jbutnot, i
jouu. ine i criminal was in tne, act ot
firing again J but tho' revolver', whiofrseem-;
ed to be a new one, Was knoekedrfrom'his
hand by a bystander and handed to the po-
Bee. The Eton scholars ' were ' prominent
in the attempt to lynch MaqLeap; It un
derstood that the Queen has not sustained
inVhock. f "' -V' -i1'1 --s.Jr.
I The Oueen arrived at Windsor at. about
1.25 P. M. fShe had been in London since"
Tuesday, where' she gave '" drawmg'rooim
m i Wednesday .in ; honor of Princess Her.
fena, of Woldeck, who is to'marry Prince
Leopold. 5 rn.i;.-.:-,;;;- I-' . ';o
I&kdox, March 2.-r-In the Parliamentary
flection at Northampton to-day, Bradlaugh
received 3,798 votes and Corbett 8,687.' ! J ";
e Attempted Assassination of tne'
Queen of England Examination of
the Criminal The )ueen In No Way
Affected by the Attempt on her' Mle 1
CohsrStmlatlons to Her SIajesty oh!
her Escape British Parliament Pro
ceeding! Bradiaash's Anvearance
In the House of Commons, &.; &ci -i
LoxboN.i March I 3,ii5.30iP. . M. The-
cnarge Drougnt against JuacLiean oetore the
W indsor- magistrates to-day was shooting at
the..' Queen with tent tol nuirderV, The
prisoner was remanded for a week. Formal
evidence ws taken concerning thd prisoner's-
arrest and the hading: of the bullet. . jvtac
Lean , closely cross-examined several wit
nesses; s' He" did not- seetS to be impressed
with Uie seriousness pf Jus positioiL, To
letters written by the prisoner; were 'read!':
in the 1 nrst ; wnicn was written - betovethe
shooting, h said ha was cqmpejled ,to eomr,
suit a crime against the' ' 'bloated anstocr'acV''
laecanse of theinsufflcieDcyof relief offered
"him.;.! Inheecond letterwritten aftfr.hisj
'arrest, he -said that his only " object VaS tov"l
'fisette -tblic:-arn-f jtaoSgw 2ns i
igneyaoces. redressed;, that- be did not mean,
Jo hurt the Queen; but only fired at ' the-
wheels of her carnage, r MacLean's antece!.
dents showl that he is eccentric and is ad-1
Before the beginning of Vusinqsa pa the
Stock Exchange this morning! all the mem
bers m the room sang "Uod save the
It . aDPears that MacLcan recently en '
eavored : I to" force ' his - Way J thrdugh
Eton ; College. The scholars were at the;
Station to secure a good position . to
jawait the' ' passage 'of the ; Queen, and
jthe , consequent , hustling prevented, his
Haymg an opportunity to . hre when
,!he might have done so with worse- results.
fThere are .various : accounts as to whethe
his arm was struck while firing or after he
iad fired, 1 The police evidence atf the exH
amination,! which the prisoner tried, to:
shake by cross-examination,; went- to prove
-tthafefired ' straight at the 'carriage and
-not at tne wneeis, as ne auegea. - !
i The : Pooe has telegraDhed his ' regret at
the1 attempt upod the Queen's life and con
gratulations upon net escape. ; -t ',,tt,.r
! :V: S.Ministet'LPwell has tendered to! the:
Queen the .congratulations of the! American .
nation, i eiegrams expressing similar seu
timents 'were arriving at Windsor thrbugh
ra'it thA'ntirhf.'f ' .- i l'-U.
f It is pfflcially announced that the '(ueett'
is Is no way affected by the attempt on her
i ' Princ Beatrice ahd John1' "Brown7 saw"
MacLean point the pistol at the carriage." He
was exactlyE2ty paces distant when he
fired, r. MacLad had walkedf frpmt- Ports
mouth to London a week ago. r" Upon his
jersonsfwas found ai:pui-contaming5 af
penny and, thjree, farthing. Vmii'ii.-i
) Mr. -Bradlaugh arrived at the House of
Commons to-day and took a seat beloiv the?
;bar bxtlp- pouse.ol linnions,-'); ;;jf'r"t.. .
.This evening .there was a considerable
acene-m consequence of Mr.-' Johnson, 'At-
tornev General for; Ireland, : virtually adT
mitting that a warrant under' the" coercion
act existed against Arthur OCConnor, Home
Rule member of the House for Queen's
County. Mr.' O'Connor moved an adjourn-.
menfe.' He inquired with what offence , he
was charged. J. M. Heal, who believed a
similar warrant existed against mmseif,
seconded Me. O'Connor's motion. PhiliD
Cullan . Liberali endeavpred to exaqt a.
pledge from toe iiovernment not , to. causg
tha fli-roct. Inf mATntip.ra inaitirnr tliAir' win
stituents. ( Mr., Gladstone refused to grani
; such immunity org'ive any? further inforT
mation. Mr.O'CSonnor .finally withdrew
;his motion,: saying he: knew that- the !rarT
'rant contained a widely unfounded charge
,of treasonable ; practices, t He, defied! the
government to try mm m jiinginu. ;
The Queen s mnnumf.nt .to tne late Liord
Beaconsfield has .just, been erected in, Hu-
zendon Church.' It bears the followm, in-
rscription : ' "This : memorial as placed: There
(Tjy a grateiul and anectionate sovereign
and inend. victoria k. iv - 'Kings love mm
1! H ?RJLGING W,ATERSin-
The ,9Bsslsstppl,; Inpndatlon , Greats
.Than 'Even Bforeii Jjnown-The
Town ofCireenvlIle EnsUmarersd
pliSS. j ' special sayS:.7The aferfroid!, fhp
BoUvar breaks 'is rapidly encroachlhg Jn
the-, town; limis. FEty . .convicts r are t&t
J work; 'but our r security Cfrom i .V paV-
The backwater is higher thai! it was in 1864
or any other Tear, It fcnow thought that
try except the high lands in the Bogue set
tlement. ? Many of, the inhabitaqta ire re
ported td be in ; trees I Boats, have tS-day
been sent to their rescue; Particulars from
the sufferers will arrive io-merrowjr-!.
The' qnestiqn ,;hor i-4Whb is
- 1 here is a store in Oxford that,.
occupies 8,000 square feet, shelf room 4,- -275
souart feeLtcSat-Rnwir 10! to ia ?Th W
.'whole is divided into sections. ' .
Greensboro ffiotestant: faking .
to consideration all the facts -as -we are
able to see them, we are of opinion that
itinerant muusters, are in the most favor-
jable position " for "affecting the masses in'
iavor oi a pure literature, and we think
tley should nsei all possiblemeans to up- i.
ply them with tgecessarybooks. m ; . '; j
-Thf Horner School at -Oxford : f
is prospenn both, as to the number and
qbality oi the dudeats-i sThe FranklUi Lit-li
ary bocietyf'Hhaveelected the following . s
edaHstSt';St:Oafr4Hester,; of Vance '
county,. Debaters Medal ; Joseph Strudwlck, ;
tof Orange , coraty.Omors Medal: A: J. Ni
Field, of .Warren county, r Essayists lledal.Mft
Chottkt' Observer? It is said '
tiat the.,' proposed frost warnings by the
signal service for' the' .benefit ot tobacco
growers meets with hearty approval in the
toracfcffrfegkras 'of N6tth Cafbllna. -r-'
The beneficial department cf the order of ;
C ood Samaritans, of Wilmington, the other i
d iy paid a 200 bchefit to the heirs of de -c
JasedtmemberrWe note,thi8 fact as being ; a
t le second instance in which a colored be- : ;
r evofent i society in' the J State, so far as our ' ' :
c jseryation. goes has , . ever paidt a death . ; ;!
benefit, and it is creditable to the order that
it can' give such tanguiJeproof its beneficial1'
r-Tw, Berne News Reports from '
t ie Little Swift Creek section yesterday y
e rening say that qttite a tornado or whirl- '
i riddJpad.vthroughyesterday, morning,- r
c oing considerable drmage. : The dwellings ' '
c f Messrs; Cicero and Levin Gaakins -were i
i nropfed,. -their, kitchens, barns and fences, j
I lown down, and fodder blown away. " The " ;
r ;s!dence of iMrii S.4 R. Dunn, a neighbor, ,i .
ras moved eight inches off the foundation, , -1
is cooper Shop entirely demolished and his" :
1 itchen badly damaged, sj'rom Jones coun-,'-t
j we learn that the storm was quite severe, t w
I ut nothing like : the damage done' as re-'-'
orted from tiie Other locality only fences, hi
t rees and sUlaHoutbuiklings suffering. ' Nou
lS81ife!reported".fii! 'iivA ilv- . ..? ,j
,T-..Ir''bDu 8btAlfw..wFronr'' a .1
dircular seht us f reni Wilson! we learn'that. !
17,000: were . subscribed by the citizensr of , ;
lkt ijlace to the Seaboard &! Raleigh Rail- !j
Dad it! the road r uns to thatlcity -vThe s
uties. imposed by the tariff upon' railroads' '
?U1 make the Seaboard .& Raleigh Railroad 1 '. '
' Company pay to the government over $55,- f
( 00, if they build the road ,'f rom William-"!
i ted to this 'place,!; Itis thought that Wir-,-r'
i on will subscribe altogether about $35,000. '
-Major Gilliam's appointment will give
iniversal' and -bearty- satisfaction. AWs- ,
8erw$t .Where or.when did all .this ad; , '. "
niratibn come ?: This ''universal satisfac
ion" wonld be correct if the prefix "dis- i
wasi berore the 'satisfaction. . , -.The mora- -
ug uaujr vl tue vapiuu is iasi uecouuug
'the organ. " We trust and : believe i that-1
Governor Jarvis knows too well the reaui- ;
sites of, a Judge to make any such' appoint- ' :
-Wiarsaftr Iirief Mention:, .(The ,
iWUmington Star has been doing splendid
lervice for the cause' of Democratic' princi-" .
lies by showing; up the enormities . of the ; .
iresentj robber tariff.. In its issue of the , '
sara it says it win nave out jittie moreiio' -lay
o ti?subjeo-until fthe-partieahayp
ut out their , platforms for the campaign.
Ve regret to see this. !.! We hope our excel-i .
enjt oonteiHporary.wiu cqntmuev to present -
;his subject so as to thoroughly imbue its .
readers1 with the transcendent- importation
btthls qjiestipnxi ; ;-rj-TtMr James pickspo "
n jpiignoiia lownsmp, an ageu anu iiiguiv
eWiecteltf I citizen- died n ai t;his rew-h
pejicg, week Jief prehist. .Bef ore the war ,
Was clerk of the Superior Court 6f ' Duplin.
Taere AaveiDeen.' ahippea uromi . vv.trr. r
Wjmtenerst, 188U to Fbru-f .
tit an average of $50 per babe- brought j the, v,
ram, of $172,050. r;jur friend, James
ll!' Stevens,' of Clinton, maded sUccess'of
tobacadriuaing on Ihfcl Ashf ord plantation :
SanipsoH couatyT last year. On fifteen
aere8 'hfeinatJeiand" feecttred' .88ff iDouads."';
.Svhich was sold in .Durham, on.the 27th of i .
(January last,. at auction, for the. sum of
L$1,998.84,J. of which sum ,301 pounds
brought $L11Q.44, ;
Raleigh farmer gnd.MecJianic: ,
Rev. John. Huske, of the Statesville Epis- r
Icopal Chinichhasreceived a -call to a fine
'parish in Philadelphia but; declines to ac- :
jcept? 1 rumor hints that North Caroli:'
na may lose- a- popular preacher and college
mresident. i We hone not. . TThis .refers to
ibr. Pritchafd.T 1 The Tarboro theatre-
i .J , '.J? . 5.1. TVi
goers were tusgusieu -wuu xvouiusuu a i
"llumpty Uuinpty," and some ot tne noys
"serenaded" Robinson, and would have
',wanled', him still hotter but for the inter
ference of the police. Senator Vance
is On'four of'the standing committees -' of
thefienate ja'larger number than ny other ,
Democratic Senator. ., One of these commit "" .
I! tees 'Is "the important one 6f "Privileges "
Affairs." The. Speaker in selecting bis
! committees doubtless had in mind the fact'
that Charlpjtte, Vance's home, was a noted,
naval seaport during the war, ; -Shaffer
iS: in Jlocfc.' With Todrgetf afrhis right
'bower he. rarelv fails to nlavthe duece with
;hia enemies, and come back from Washing
ton with-'liigh, WW Jack (himself) and tue
game." , The scalp pf Holden now has for.
company, at his wigwam' door, the scalp or
Buxton. The Judge once I offended the
Colonel (by charging the jury. adversely in ?
a law suit, we hear) and whed'the report of -Buxton's
appointment came Over the wires
the Cplonel began to . pull a. set of wires of
hisr 'own? 'Briefly Seymour stepped kiini
Buxton bowed oat. vrfcy? Xit'i -n :,i
f-t.Weldon News.:,.Qa Thursday
last the Senate passed a bill placing Gen.
Grant on the retired 'list of the army with ..
pay according to Jus "rank,. " ,This is wrong
we thinks. If Gen. Grant had become jnti-r
tied $q such' pension there would be no ob- - .
jection.but to' give biid a'pensiod exclusive
of alljbthers, ;and give, it in a roundabout
wiy, ia bad; A--It la said; that Rev Mr,
Higgs, rector of the Episcopal churches at
Jackson ! and .-.Warrentori has 'received 1 a .
Very' flatterinr call' to" take r charge ,f a ,
church,1 In Delaware, but it is not khdwn
whether ; he will acoept " -TheTe!: are
some few people who think that a newspa-
per ought to.be made exactly according to
their likes and dislikes. They .forget that .
fhey re nly 6h& of maay hundreds to
be , pleased. t and) profitecL f : What . they
like others may! deplore, and what 'they t
dislike many others may warmly approve;
j-On themorning of February 24th, the
body of an ' old colored ' man named Aaron
IIHl, twho had fived : several -miles from
Garysburg, was found near his house with
the appearance of ' having" been " shot ! and
burned to death; An inquest was vheld-n
verdict; ''Came- to ; his death - by being
burned add shot' by 'some unknown person "
to the jury,r. day j or . two ; laterj JRhiL
Turner a colored man,, who was suspected ;
by seVeral partiesf was arrestedi and is how
having a hearing, bef ouo.a.magistratei Phil
Turner had, accused the deceased of poison
ing his n,' and -a day or two before the
killing had Procured, a warrant f or Jus arr
rest, i His home (Aaron's) was entirely con
sumed by fire. iHia body was found, about
t?enty-flye; yards fromjrjWhere the jhouse
hadlstood. -Halifax "dots.: 'A small "
calf was brought tor this- place a night or
two; f ince on.the pilot of the f ast'train from
near Enfield, and 'is now4 walking about! ..
-rThree prisonertiwEnt! up, to Raleigh '
rom the last term of th'e InferiorCourt, tq
wit :'t " William Cooper, " larceny, 2 years;
Jonhxs Richardson larceny; ,2 years:! Jerry
Alston, Jarceny,; ;.year. Forty-five
marriage' licenses were- issued 'during the
past month, thirty-five! Colored and eleven