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VTEL H. BEENAED. Editor and Prop'r.
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- June 23, . 1882.
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i BIGS TAXES.
' -'" ,'--y. I . ... ' 1
We regard the j c ounty government
question as incomparably more im
portant to Bertie and Bladen, to
- J 1?MAnMnha 1-JrftTlVl 1 1 A i
- Viaicu uu '
and Franklin, to Greene and Halifax, .
to Hertford and Jones, to Lenoir and
Pasquotank, to Pender and Pre
quimans, to Warren and New Han
over, and other counties, than all
others combined. County govern
ment comes directly home to every
It Is !a question of dol-
lars and cents. It is a question
honest, fair and just government.
is a question of-high or low taxes.
There is no mistaking the significancy
and importance of this question. r
In twenty-three t counties the ac
tual saving to the people in one "year
by the change made from the old
imported ! Radical system and that
now in use was- over $100,000. In
ten years more than a. million dollars
would be saved. -
The people groan under Federal,
.State and; county taxes,
propose to vote i for men
Do , they
out openly, Jtmt under a false pretense,
and declare that they are in favor
of restoring negro domination? This
is to give i financial matters again in
to the hands of ihe negroes. This is
to return to thej extravagance and
plundering of all the years after the
Radicals got control in North Caroli
na until the Democrats changed the
system, and thai went into effect in
1879. 1 Tjhat vear over one hundred
thousand dollars - was saved to the
taxpayerjj of twenty-three counties. ,
The Raleigh! News- Observer has
published -A table in . which are con-
1 i f '
in fifty counties. It takes
collected for county pur-
poses in lSli- '5
under the Radical
pulating I the finances and" the white
man?s system now in - use in 1880
: "'81. The result is that there was a
positive saving of $227,176.05, or
nearly a (quarter, oi a minion aoiiars
in one yean. In 1874-'75, the taxes
- in these fifty counties for county
purposes were $651,302,65. -.In 1880-
'81 the tai.es" ior the same purposes
were but $424,126.60. ;
There are Democratic papers that
are dissatisfied with such grand
us, and are favoring a restoration of
the negro plundering system,
are Democrats jwho are for affiliating
with thej Radical-Mongrel ticket upon
6ne plea1 or another, but chiefly to get
- bach negro, rule. ' They are not so
much enamored of Radical loaves
and fishes as; they are in love with
a rascally system .that pillaged and
oppressed th 3 people most' unmerci7
fully. . . Since the Democrats changed
the system and gave the honest tax
payers the control of 'county finances
many hundreds of thousands of dol-
;Iars have' been saved to the people.
The saying ini the years 1879, 1880
and 1881 to the .tax-Da vers of the
entire State ' must; be, approximately
or quite one million dollars.' ; ;
Will the white tax-payers of the
Third Cftngressional District vote
for any men for office who have the
.; cheek toT stand up" before them and
advoeate a return to negro rule? - -
- Will the white "tax-payers of the'
Cape Fear country sustain any party
that will -be wicked andy unjust and
cruel enough to attempt to remand
them to negro; control to high and
grievous taxes to i be squandered ' and
stolen as was th"e case under the old
. system? Go to your county records
and see - how.yonr money was taken
from you r under the forms' of law
and thrown away recklessly, misap
plied and stolen. ' " . ;
t -uuuuu giviiij; mt)
people the right to elect county com
missioners and magistrates -is trans
parent demagogism." Why do 'riot
these men who shriek' for . a change
. ' here also demand . a chanaje as to
postmasters, revenue collectors, Fed
eral Court officials 'and all offices
. directly concerning th people of
- ;North Carolina? - The fact that they
are ait dumb as oysters, and as silent
J . as thV grave about these important
offices,1 in' which the -people are very
much interested, shows that they are
not sincere or acting from principle,
but from unadulterated demagogue-
ry. They hope by, this means to
divide and conquer. They -h'ope first
to divide the 'Democratic 1. party.
TFhev hope second to divide the West
and East thereby. .
" It remains to be seen if the white
tax-payers of the East will agree? to
any, change i in the, countv govern
ment and if they will-embrace .Radi-
ealisra in order to increase the taxes. -
AMERICAN LEGION OF HON-
,. .- A '. OR.. ... ' - ' .
of. a Grand Council for
' Nortb Carolina Election and Instal
. latlon of Officers, &c, &c. .'s1 v
The Grand Council of ther American Le
gion of Bonor for North Carolina-was in
stituted and organized in this city on Tues
day evening last, the 20th inst, at 8 o'clock,
P. M., by Supreme Commander Jacob Rob
erts, MD of Philadelphia. - A constitu
tion was adopted and the time for the an
nual meetings of the Grand Council fixed
for the third Tuesday in July. -' .
The following officers were elected and
installed, to serve until i the third Tuesday
in July, 1883: . , --. '
Past Grand . Master James H. Baker,
M. D Tarboro. . -
t Grand Commander Nathaniel ? Jacobi,v
Wilmington." J ', , ;; :
Grand Viee Commander Robert It ( Ly
on, Ellzabethtown. . ", - . - . -
Grand Orator John A, Collins,; M D.
Enfield. x -
Grand Secretary J. L Macks, "Wilming
ton. - - - . t - r -
GrandTreasurer John G. Snyder, Rocky
Mount. ' , -."-' : " ' , -
Grand Chaplain A. H. McLeod. Lum
berton. Grand Guide C. O. Mercer, Bladen
boro. . . .
Grand Warden Joseph Schwerin, New
Grand Sentry-Qeorge G. Newman," Ma-.
kelyville. , - , ' i , ' v
- Grand Trustees C. M. Brown, Wash
ingtonj J. H. Bell, Tarboro'; Menrj Mor
ris, Tarboro'. -'
Finance Committee M7. Paterson, New
Berne; S. K. Fountain, Rocky Mount; A.
Arnheim, Greenville. , - i v -
Committee on Laws, Supervision, Appeals
and Grievances Owen Fennell, Jr. .Wil
mington; J. A. McDowell, Ellzabetown; S.
Trueblood, Weldon. : .
" Representative to the Supreme Council
Jas. H. Baker, M. D.J Tarboro.-- Alternate
Nathaniel Jacobi, Wilmington. f -
There are nineteen Councils' in the State
at present, embracing a membership of
about seven hundred. ' .' - .
Twelve Councils were represented. ' '
The Grand Councilj by invitation of .Tar
River Council, -will meet in Jnly, 1883, at
Tarboro, N. C' . "f - " - j
Supreme Commander Roberts expressed
himself ' as being well pleased -with the
Grand Council, and "predicted ' a. bright" fu
fure for it - " n '
v By invitation of Clarendon Council No.
67, of this city, , the Supreme Commander
and members of the Grand Council, ' with
the members and families . of Clarendon
Council participated in an excursion down
the river yesterday, leaving the city on the
steamer Passport at 9 A. M., and , returned
at 5.30 P. M. The boat landed at Forts
v . .. .
Fisher and Gaswell and at Smithville, at
which latter place a sumptuous dinner was
served at the Hotel Brunswick. , r i,. -
An Instance of True JBrotnerlr 8ym-
pathy. ' ' -
' , Rev. R.; O. BHrton Presiding Elder of
this District, who held quarterly meeting
J at Whiteville last Saturday and Sunday,
and who has since been in this city. left
yesterday to visit the venerable Dr. Closs at
Toisnot, Wilson county, who has been very
sick and is ; still quite feeble, although he
has to return here in order to .meet his ap
pointment at Elizabethtown, Bladen coun
ty, on Saturday and Sunday next; the 24th
and 25th Inst. This is an evidence of Chris
tian sympathy and brotherly feeling which
it is very pleasant to find existing in this
world which is giveir "so much to hard
hearted neglect and indifference or the cold
formalities which carry' with . them no'
warmth of feeling or words of cheer. In -this
trip merely to see an aged friend and
brother, the reverend gentleman" will have
to travel two hundred and thirty-two miles
(going and returning), and, he always pays
as he goes. - , . 1" ; , -
: Simmon Llrer Regnlator 1 -v
is simple and harmless; and yet has proven
itself a sovereign remedy1 f6r dyspepsia,
costiveness, sick headache, bilious colic,
sour stomach, ; diarrhosa, biliousness and
-other like evite of .va,. disordered liver and
stomach. .. - - , - , . - .
- Genuine prepared only by J.- II. Zeilin
&Co. - , . J t f
Chnrcli Improvement. v ,
Through the efforts of their pastor, Rev.
John - S. Parker, ' Mt. Zion A. M. E.'
Church,' corner of Seventh and .Howard
streets, is about to be thoroughly recon
structed, it being arranged ; that the work
of the carpenters would be given Out to the
lowest bidder last night The pastor de
sires us to express the thanks of the con
gregaiion and-; himself to the citizens t of
l Wilmington for their kind assistance.'1
Revelation suggests the" idea that from
Woman comes the power to "bruise the
serpent's head." The words take a new
meaning to-day since this is precisely what
Mrs. Lydia E. Pinkham's Remedies do for
the physically diseased patient. HerYege
table . Compound reaches the ultimate
sources of the evil.' Its action is gentle and
noiseless, but it is more powerful than the
club of Hercules. Bazar. . f -
j The Norwegian barque Regit
buen, Capt. Olsen, ' was cleared from this
port for London, yesterday, by Messrs. D.
R Murchison &-Co., with -1,669 casks
spirits turpentine, valued at $34,7TV
HORSFORD'S ACID PHOSPHATE a
necessity. Dr.- C.. O.'FUes,. Portland, Me.i
says: Of all the samples of medicine seul
me during the, past i; dozen years, it is the
J come a necessity in my own household.- f
A Iiost Child and Tain 8earenlns, o
f : We learn from Capt. David Sherman, of
the steamer JohnDawson, that , Mrs. Geo.
W. Corbett, of Callie Creek, Penders
county, went -fishing .. on , Saturday- last, ,
taking with ' her two of her little boys. -Upon
the approach of the storm, about 5
. P. M.. she called her children and started
for home, and had reached a point .within
two hundred yards of her gate, .whea she
looked back and jsaw . one of ? her t. h.ilT
dren and a ; little colored boy . : coming
through the swamp.-' Having no misgiv
ings of anything being wrongs-she gave
no more attention "to them" nntir about
one hour later. '. The storm had then ceased"
and little-George, about 8 years of age was
found to be missing. ' Immediately a search
was commenced and continued throughout
the night, v -but without avail, and all day
Sunday the swamps and creek were being
searched by anxious friends, to the number
of over one hundred, but up to yesterday
morning, at 7 o'clock, when "the Davison
lef t. no tidinca of the lost child had been
Teceived. ' -.
Blade a Good Imprenlon,
fiii A correspondent at Wilson, North Caro
lina, writes us that Rev. W. T. Jones, who
was ordained here on Sunday the 11th inst. .
preparatory to assuming the pastorship of
the Baptist church at. that place,' preached
his first sermon there on Sunday morning
last to a very large congregation, ".His ser
mon, our correspondent says, was well con
ceived and happily delivered, and his church
people pronounced it a good experimental
Christian sermon. . lie adds: "lie made a
good impression on the whole congregation,
and our belief is he will develope into a
. . .... , . -2- -
very fine preacher, not only acceptable to
the congregation in general, but edifying to
W. & W. Railroad Meeting "of IM-
" At a meeting of the Directors of the Wil
mington & Weldon Railroad Company,
held yesterday, at the offlee of the Com
pany in this city, Mr. H. Walters; of Balti
more, was elected a Director of said road
to fill the vacancy caused by the death of
Thos. C. Jenkins, of that city. . .
The-Board of Directors ralso declared a
semi-annual dividend of 3 percent
No other business' of public importance
The following comprised , the foreign
shipments from this port yesterday: The
Norwegian briff Alkor. Capt. Madsen, for
Antwerp, Belgrave, by Messrs. Alex.
Sprunt & Son, with 800 casks spirits tur
pentine and 1,116 barrels of rosin valued at
$18,800; and the German barque Soli Deo
Gloria, Capt Meyer, for Rotterdam, by
Messri E. G. Barker & Co.; with 4,028
barrels of rosin, valued at $7,583.86. Total
value of foreign exports for the,. day $26,'
383.86. ' - . ' I
For the Star.
CO UNTY DEMO-
" Pursuant to previous notice given by the
Chairman of the County Executive Uom
mittee. the Democrats of Harnett countv.
assembled-in Convention in the courthouse
at Lillington, on Saturday the 17th of June,
for the purpose of electing delegates to the
State Convention, and also to the Congres
sional and c Judicial "Conventions. ' The
Convention was organized by calling B. F.
Shaw to the chair and requesting E. E.
Brumly to act as Secretary. ; ;
The following delegates were 'elected to
the Judicial Convention to be held in Fay
eueviiie, aist June: . - r ,
: N. 8. 8tewart,HJ C. Avera. Edward
Smith; T. W Harrington, John : Harring
ton. J as,--. Cameron, Jacob U. Williams, b.
G...Collins, S. J. Gardner, J. D-Pegram,
Jesse Morgan. Dr. R. . T." S pence. L. A.
Johnson, J. A. Stewart, A. J. Turlington,
D. E. Green, D. T. Grady, R. H. Smith,
A. C. Buie, D. Morrison,- F. J . Swann, M
H. Melvin, J. R Grady, J. A. Green, D.
Wm. McKoy, J.- A. Matthews, W. A.
Green, J. P. Hodges, J. A. Hodges, D. J.
Parker, D. C. McLean, John Ray. Dr. J. A.
McDougald. - - 4
. Delegates to the State Convention N. 8.
Steward, J; A. Cameron,M. E. Byrd, J. T.
Harrington,, Daniel Steward. D. E. Green,
K. q. lieedew, U. 11. W. Jjean, W. A. John
' son, J. M. -liodgers, w. D. Harrington.
- Delegates to the Congressional Conven
tion JNiven liay.Ui.. mitn. A. J. Cameron,
D. W. Matthews. M. V. Prince, J. K.
Steward, J.' A. Smith, R. C. Beedew, J. A.
Green. H. H. Poe, J. A. Hodges, J. At
kins Cameron. . . ,--..r
On motion, the Chairman and Secretary
were added to the- list of delegates to the
Judicial, State and Congressional Conven
tions. -. ' "-. .'.;.- ;
: Mesdved, That the Democrrts of Harnett
county respectfully recommend J. D. Mc
Iverto the Judicial convention for renomi
nation for Solicitor of the Fourth Judicial
District.- -I - . ! 1 . '
' BesoVeed, Thatihe Democrats of Harnett
county, in ; convention assembled recog
nizing the claims of the - upper Cape Fear
section upon the Democracy of - the Third
Congressional District and believing those
claims wortny oi consiaeranon ana recog
nition take pleasure - in presenting to the
convention J to . assemble at .Warsaw; the
name of D. 11; McLean,. Esq. , of Harnett.
for the nomination as ' candidate for Conr
gressman fromthis District. - . r-i
-1 Resolved,. That while we asperse" neither
the character nor the' abilities of any aspi
rant for this high and ; honorable position;.
yet Wfc eis leUow-countymenrecostiize in
the person of D. H.. McLean"' one who -by
his unsullied character as a gentleman, his
high attainments as a lawyer, his great suc
cess as a politician, as - well s as by his un
tiring energy in the cause of Democracy,
and unselfish- devotion to : the interests of
his State, is preeminently qualified to unite
the faith of the party and every, section of
tne .District, ana thus insure success m
the coming election. - - -
Resolved,' That the delegates elected by
this Convention be, and are hereby instruct-
ea to cast tne vote - oi this county for mi,
D. Hi : McLean, and to use all honorable
means for his' nomination; but shoald the
Convention, m its ..wisdom, see proper to
nominate any . other ; Democrat,- tned ana
true, they are requested to give him their
'heartiest endorsement. ' ' .-. U
- Resolved, That.a.copy of these ? resolu
tions, with a request to have them publish
ed, be sent to the Wilmington Star and
uemew, 'ayettevuie; J&camtner ana Uoias-
-;- -E.;K Beumlt, Sec'y. -. --
- v B. F. Shaw Chairman.
;!! General James IL - Lane . has
been unanimously elected President of the
West , Florida: Seminary,-; Tallahassee, in
which institution he was a Professor before
the war. -'" ' - " - - -
- - -Smile Again on Mel -
sighed Tom to bis beloved.1 He knewot
,wbat- gave her uch a. charm in his eves."
Her. teeth, V preserved ' by SOZODONT
which she had used from irirlhood. did hia
business." She held her Invrn hv virtiio tf
For the Star. :
MASS MEETING IN PBNJBEB.
"ArTnass---- meeting of.': the- Uemocratic
party of Pender ; county washeldr at uur-
jjaw, Monday 'June 19th" 1SS2. , -
Dr. W. T. Everett-f was "-called ' to the
chair; Mr. A. H. Paddison was requested
to act as secretary. ,
The following -resolutions were reported
Tbtmlmd. -That in .view of -the faithful
services .rendered , to the State, , by those
well known gentlemen," Hon.. a. a. --oiw-Koy,
Judge of the Superior : Courts and
Capt. , Swift Galloway, , Solicitor of the
Third Judicial District, - in the impartial
discharge of the many and arduous duties of
their omces, we, the people oi rentier coun
ty, take this opportunity of expressing our
entire and hearty approval of the upright,
fair find imnsirtial manner in r which
they hayelA discharged their olnciai
duties , during , their -terms of office
which are now ramdlv - : drawing - .to
a close, ana it. m tne souna aiscreuuu ui
mm m . m . i M
theConvention to meet m Magnolia on tne
27th inst.. these gentlemen should be placed
on the ticket for re-election to the respective
positions which they now so acceptably fill
with honor to themselves and credit to their
constituents, then the people of Pender can
be relied on to. nve them a warm, ana
heartv surmorL . .
On motion, the Wilmington btab, review
and Journal. Goldsboro Messenger, Wilson
Advance and all mother, good - Democratic
papers were requested to publish the same'.
For the Star."
BLADEN COUNTY CONVEN-
The 'Countv " Convention was . called .' to
order at 12 o'clock, the 19th of June, 1882,
bv I. H. Smith. Chairman Jfixecutive Uom-
mittee. who asked ,U W. Williams to act
i as temDorarv Secretary' v'
' The committee ' on .ureaenuais reportea
every township: represented . in Stale and
Judicial matters and every township, but
Carver's Creek, was represented for all the
ueiusaiiouo. . ; ' - 1 -
W. J. tshaw placed. J. VV. iurdie in
nomination for permanent chairman, and
Col. J. J. D. Lucas put L H. Smith 'in
nomination for the. same.. The vote, re
sulted: For L H. Smith 30 1-6; for J. W.
Purdie 21 5-6. Mr. Smith was elected.'' .
Mr. C. W. Williams was. elected perma
nent Secretary without opposition. i
The following preamble and resolutions
were introduced by N. A. Stedman, Jr.
who espoused them at length and With
much warmth. j-; . ' - ' .
Mr. W. J. Shaw opposed the resolutions
with great energy, and the remarks between
him and Mr. Stedman were certainly em-,
phatic Mr. Shaw offered an amendment
to Mr. Stedman s resolutions, - that each .
township appoint or . select its delegates. :
The amendment was lost by the following
voter For it 20 5-0: against it 27 1-6. rThe
preamble and resolutions were next adopted
by the following vote: Dor Zo l-o, against
Whereas, "We, the Democrats of Bladen
county, in convention assembled, realise
the many ana great aangerslnreateningour
party in this county and in this Congres
sional District, in . order therefore to avert
the same, and as a warning to other coun
ties, we adopt - the following resolutions.
not in a spirit of faction but of patriotism :
Resolved, That we earnestly hope our aei
egates will not from a factional animus, be
a clog to our proceedings at Warsaw on the
20th of July, ;1882; but will refrain from
imitating the example " set at- FayetteviHe
two years ago.
liesoicea, mat our aeiegaies to tne cxaie,
Judicial and Congressional Conventions be
entirely uninstructcd, and requited' to act
for the best -interests or tne uemocracuc
Itesolvea. l liat tne . cnairman oi mis con
vention appoint nine delegates and nineal
ternates to the, State Convention, to be held
at Raleigh on the 5th of July next; and one
delegate and one alternate from each Town
ship in the county to each ot tne otner two
conventions, viz: To the Judicial at Fay
etteviHe,' on the 21st of June, and the Con-
gressional at Warsaw. On the 20th of Julvr"
liesoivea, rnat our aeieganon to tne con-
gressionai uuuveuuuu ucjusirutieu iuutc
as a unit, the majority casting the vote as
they deem best for our party. - 4: : ' j
r -, ... i - . . a . 4 n
Resolved, That the chairman be requestea
to appoint as delegates representative Demo-1
Resolved, That we deplore the want of
harmony existing in our party, and call
upon every wnite man to remember wnat
defeat means, and to rally , to the wail of
our old mother county: "Bladen Calls upon
her sons to prove themselves worthy of her
fair daughters."- - -. ; . - t
': Resolved, -That we discountenance liberals;
independents, bolters, and pledge our support
to regular nominees; and recommend that
henceforth, in our primaries, no man be
allowed to vote who has not abiaea oy our
conventions and supported our nominees at
the last election immediately-preceding
The chairman appointed the following
delegates and alternates: ..: 'M
To State Convention Delegates J. J,
i). Lucas. C. H. Stevens. G. Vf: Jones,
John D. Currie. M N. Tatom, A. Sted
man, Jr., S. F. Dickson, John McDowell,
Jr.. Dr. Geo. Graham. ? ! - f
- Alternates W. Kl Cromartie, D. G. Ro
beson. Shade B. Thonrpson, J. Q. Elkins;
T. D. Love. Jr., C. V, Hines, J. D. John
son. P. L. Cromartie,' James J. McDougald.
' To Judicial Convention N.'A.-Stedman,
Jr., Alexander McDowell, IL L. Mason, A.
E. PaiL J. H. Clark. W. S. Clark. . Thad
J. Stevens, John F, Croom. "John A."Mc
Koy, W. K." Cromartie. Theo.' Sessoms, ,I.:
J. Cain, Wm. Whitted, John' a.:' Melvm,
W.i J Shaw. Gumore Edwards,. Jj H. Bal
lenline,. Ervin Johnson. J. M. Pearce, Capt.
Daniel J. Clark. It. M. Devane, It. P. Allen,
W. J. McDoffle, W. J. Cromartie, W. H, G.
Beatty, E. w. Melvin, J. Mclv. rltobeson,
A. II. Cain. :
Congressional Delegation.-Nil A.'. Sted
man, Jr., R. J. McEwin; .C' Wf Williams;
W. . N . Campbell, J ohn Monroe, Jv. J.
Braddy, J. J. D Lucas, ,R.;PJMelyin,
N. Corbett. M. McK. Smith, Dr. M. Mcl
Tatom; J. L, Singletary, W, C. Dunham,
R. W. Tatom, J. O. D. King, J- H
Thompson. Sr., David Callihan.' M. W,
Buie. J. S. Russ, Levi Benson, A. J. Barn
hill, George F. Thomas, J H.' Meredith,
Luther Cromartie. D. ? B. MelvinNeill G
Bnsson, Mat. Byrne, D.-V. Thompson;
The following resolutions, offered by N,
A. Btedman, Jr.. were aaoptea:
Resolved, That the chairman and secre
tary be added to the several lists- of dele
gates appointed here to day.
; Resolved, That the thanks of the Conven
tion be tendered them ,f or the , manner; in
which they have discharged their duties.
'Resolved, That the following- papers be
requested to publish our proceedings: War
saw " Brief -Mention, Wilmington '. Star,
Wilmington Review, Whiteville Enterprise,
t ayettevule JSxaminer ana cartnage (Ja
zette. , . . . .
On motion of A. Stedman," Jr., the
Convention adjourned sine die. -, ; ; v
' C. W. Williams, Sec'y. - r' -
, .Isaac H. Smith, Chairman.
' 'f.:.' ' -i iUffffai ffffffffTfft tmr:- ' '' " "- ' -
Onslow Oats. i- -.. If l .
Mr. John Walton, of Jacksonville, Ons- '
low county, writes that he has raised on his
farm in Jacksonville Township, and ex
nmuea in tne town or jacKsonyule' on
Saturday,. the 10th inst., a bundle of oats,
the tallest of ; which measured .7 feet H
incnes in neignc
The fairest faces are sometimes marred
by. myriads of pimples, and markings of
tetter or freckles, which are readily., re-;
moved by a popular toilet dressing, known
as Dr. C. W. Benson's Skin Cure. 1 Even
scrofulous ulcers yield to it. .'.. f
. " For the Star.
PENDER : CO JjNTTT DEMO
Burgaw. June 19. The Convention of.
the Democratic party of Pender county met
here to-day, pursuant to a call of the. Chair"-;
man of the Democratic executive Commit
tee of Pender. M. C. Collins Esq.
Thomas J. Armstrong, Esq,, was. made
Chairman1 of .the Convention, -and Jk ; D. f
Murphy iwas requested to act as Secretary
' ine lomecs oi ine uonvenuon was ex
plained by the Chairman to be the appoint
ment of delegates to. attend the Judicial."
CongressionaTand State Conventions. ' 1 ,
Un the oasis of representation issued by
the Central Executive Democratic Commit
tee, twenty delegates were appointed to at
tend the Judicial and , Congressional con
ventions., .and seven.to the State Conven
tion, v ' " 4 . . '
KBXEQATES "TO-XOKGBESSIONAX .i CONYXN-
Caintuck B. Fr Keith, Jr.. J. G. Parker.
Alternates7-A Moore, -T. .A. Smith, ' a v.
Caswell E. A. Hawes, Jno. R. Paddi
son. Alternates-L. V oilers, O. Ji.-. Wood
cock. - 1 ' M, ' - ;
.Columbia R' C. Johnson, C. C. 'Wood
cock. Alternates Geo. A. Herring, W,
K Henry.- . , - t
(irant--Li. H.McClammy, J. M. Barlowe;
Holden W. T.- Ennett. J. R. Moore;
Alternates A. H. Paddison, J. T. Collins:
. Holly JM. Shaw.,R- T ..Williams.
Alternates-K. ;F Powers," J. K." James. t.
Lincoln Bruce. Williams., J. P. Ricli-
aTds. Alternates tW. C. Henry, D. Bor-
jleaux. . - ; , v . , , 1-
Rocky Point T J. Armstrong, J. ; M.
,WestbrookJ ? Alternates Lafayette Robish,
J. VV. Westbrooix. J - - ,
Union Edwin Fennell, E. M. Johnson,
D. S. Alderman.. . : Alternates D. J , Rooks-,
J. W. Murray, R. TV Rivenbark. : . i
County at Large-r-A. H. Paddison,. . Al-
ternaterw. y. jyiurpnyiTj; Glfe.'
DELEGATES TO THE JTJDICIAL COHVEKTIOK.
1 Caintuck W. ,C. Keith.-" J. " W. West,
Alternates) 8. A. Flinn. A. B. Prideen.-
Caswell George F. Lucas, R. P. Paddi
son. Alternates J. H. croom, H. A. coi-
vm. ' - - - ' :
' Columbia--George W. McMillan, I. N.
Alderman. Alternates W. B. Henry, J.
D. Alderman. . , - 'tX''"'': '''r-'' '
Grant-i-J. W. Sidberry, W: H. King, !,
Holden W. T: Bordeaux. M. M. Moose.
Alternates A. :: H.-Paddison, T. J. Brad-
Shaw. !i :;C':-r:yiJ'i:i-l.
Holly Daniel Shaw. J. R.'Bannerman.
Alternates Thomas B. ; Rochelle, W. J.
Player. ' i'iM?;K'K
Liincoln Bruce Williams, J. Q. ; Belt
Alternates--John Scotty C. P.- Moore !
Kocky Point T. A. Mclxjndon. J. ' 1
Bowden. . Alternates J. E. Durham, J.
V. Duncan. ' '-y?'-iy'
Union J.'.'D. Murphy' Pettigrew Moore,
Teachy i Riverbark. 7- - Alternates Peyton
fage, J. ii. Mills, K, H. Hall.
County at Large Jas. : N.' - Henry." Al
ternate 8. Satchwell. : a- ff y ?
Delegates to State ; Cohventiori-r-D. 4 J.
"Corbett, A. IL Paddison, James F, Moore,
Charles W, McClammy,- W.' B. Hocutt,
GibsOn James, vf, W. Larkms, J. F.- John
son, ' J, D. Murphy '-''Alternates J. - J.
Pndgen, It. T. Saunders George DLar
kins, J. T. Foy, G. T. Cowan, J. P. Rich
ards, R. H. Murphy, J: H. Alderman.' .
All the above delegates . to the several
conventions were - recommended by the
several township delegations, and unani
mously elected by the convention. "
Jtsruce w iiiiams. iisq.. offered a resolu
tion endorsing' Judge A, .A. McKoy and
Solicitor ualloway. A maionty. of : the
convention" held that" such endorsement
would amount to a virtual instruction, and
deeming it best to leave their delegates free
and untrammelled." ' the resolution was
tabled by an overwhelming vote. i
amen enthusiasm- was snown, wnicn
augurs success for, the Democracy of Pen
der in the coming campaing: -'- ' i
" -v.'-.-J'.J-'.-J. 1. J. ARMSTRONG'
J. D. Murphy, i:i ' : "' Chairman.
;; Secretary. " ' : '
Getting Ready for the Campaign A
Susseitlon from Wllmlnstom
A' gentleman of ' this , city oner of the
"Old Guard" wrote a letter a few days
since to F.-H. Busbee, Esq,, of Raleigh, sug-
a circular to the county commissioners of
each of what are known as thei- "negro
counties,''' asking them' tomake up a state
ment of. the receipts and expenditures of
their counties from .1868, when the Repub
lican party assumed' the reins of power in
this State, up to 1876, and from 1876 to the
present time, showing the expenditures and
management under Republican and Demo
cratic rule; and also to gather from the
Auditor of the State the expenditures of the
State government - from 1868 to the
tim that, the . power passed " from
the hands ' of the Republicans; and - then
make up a comparative statement of Dem-
ocratid expenditures ' since that time, all to
be completed , and printed, in :h.and-bo0k
form to be distributed through the State
for the use of j stump speakers, : etc., in or
der that they may be enabled to show to the
people of NoilJi'.CSaTelinai.whatthcy may
effect if ITorth Carolina' is remanded back
into the' merciless hands of the Republican
party.. Mr. Husbce, in reply, states ins en-
tire approval oi uie siggesuon, auu . says
the letter of . bur' friend . would be placed
in ; the hands of Chairman coke at
once . , He also - mentioned as . a": co-
incidence that he riound' upon his table
another letter from a' distinguished politi
cian in another part ot the btate embody1
ing theame suggestion. ' - . , ; i ;
. ,. it is , by uca means as this, to a very
large extent, that thinking people are to be
convinced of. the danger of; allowing the
state to revert oacK to tne ltepublicaus in
the coming election;- t ''f.: .
DEADEN ...CO UNTY EXECU
TIVE COMMITTEE, v..: "
At a meeting.of r the various Township
. Executive Committees held immediately
after the adjournment of the County Con
vention the following County Executive
Committee was elected 'for the next two
years;- I. n. Smith R. W.: Tatum, N. A.
Stedman,1 Jr , ' C..W; Wiiliams, Alex. Mc
Dowell,-M.W. Brico, Dr. W. H. G. Lucas,
E. IL Moore, R. P. Melvin. C. V. Hines.
A,. G. Davis; Dr. Geo. Graham, W.I. Shaw,
P. L. ? Cromartie. N. A.. Stedman. Jr...
nominated I. R Smith for Chairman of the j
Committee; and C W: Wilhams for Secre
tary .They were unanimously elected. -!
, - : L" H. Smith, Chmn.. Meeting.
W, Q Clark, Secy. Meeeing.
.'i f a 7 . . ,
7; x ne commencement exercises
of Fair Bluff . High School come off 'on
Thursday,' June 23rd ; (to-morrowV The
literary address will be -delivered- by : Hon;
A. M. Waddell, of this city. , 'The - Mar
shals are. M.. A- Goodwin, J. H. Cribbs,
D. B. F. Vance, J. C. Williamson, B B.
Manning and D. G. Barden. -- Thanks for
an invitation to be present; . i ." .
Avuafi.vv. iuuu jjjABJii. mere lare
times in every one's life when encTgy fails
anu a miseraoie ieeung comes -over them.
iuic.i,ajveu ior laziness. uanger lurss in
these symptoms, as thev knse from diseased
organs.. : Parker's Ginger Tonic will restore
perfect activity to the Stomach, Liver and
Kiklneys, purify the blood and renew vonr
tease 01 neaiin ana comfort.--Advocate. -
GreatJDestrnctlon ofLlfe and Property -
In Iowa-Towns Nearly Swept Away
About One Hundred Persons Re-
' ported filled,' and Abont Two Hun
dred Injured. ' , - - ' ' , " "
'ByTelegraph tothe Morning Star.
Des Moines, Ia., June 18. A ' tornado.
swept through Central Iowa late last night,
from ; northwest, to southeast. - -Twenty'
miles north of Des Moines the town of Grin-;
nell was struck, and one-half -of it was left
in rums, the following is the latest in
formation received i a- ' t-v-
Grinnell; -Jufae18. "4.50' AIM.- A
special train from Des Moines reached - this
piace at 3.4U, witn twelve pnysicians on
board from Des Moines.Colf ax and Kellogg.;
The situation is even worse than the first
reports made it appear. -"Thirty-two peo-;.
pie are dead, ; and about' one. hundred - or
more are wounded, - Eight deaths reported.'
from Malcomb, which is entirely destroyed. :
Brooklyn also suffered. Eightstudents are
Dadly injured, having been dug out of the
ruins. The Chapin House is turned into a
hospital and some of the most dangerous
cases are being .carried there. - r . v
A special sent at 7u50 says, from the nu
merous and contradictory statements of the
startled citizens wo gather the story of deep
roaring sounds " preceding 1 the funnel
shaped cloud. Mr. C. Pittman's house was.
completely levelled, burying Mr Pittman'3
his wife and three children, his wife's sister
and her " little;: baby three , months old.
The girlHattie ; was taken out dead; the
boy Harry-was fatally ' injured and Arthur'
slightly injured. v- Not far away, at the res
idence of Mr. .Lewis, an old gentleman and
lady were killed. . - 7!-'-- "
From here . the storm: pursued a zig-zag
direction-to the north, of the city, when, af
ter wiping out the finest residences, in. that
portion of the city, it went toward the col
lege, the next building; which was dumped
into a heap of lathes and plaster and broken
timbers, burying; beneath it eight students
Who roomed therein,' all of whom were af
terwards rescued more" or less injured, but
one subsequently died. - In a two-story
house Miss Abbie : Agard was killed, and
there is hardly a . sign . left of ihe. house..
Out of a block which, contained nine
houses all - but -one were levelled to the
ground. In one house of this block four
persons were killed: Mr. Ford and wife, a
hired girl and Mr. TottenL In this vicinity
F.-W. Williams house was unroofed; ana
the houses of Prof. Herricks and Mrs.. Mor
ris were bunched together.. ' r ' -i : X
.. The scenes around - the rums are heart
rending. . The engine house, where seven
teen, of the dead bodies are laid put; pre
sents a sight that carries us back to . army
days. Some of the dead are in the wrecks
of their homes. ? The number of dead and
wounded ranges up among the hundreds.
'At Malcomb seven are dead. ' ' '
Des Moines, La.; June ! 19. A special
from Grinnell says the surgeons now report
that forty-one are dead at U-nnnell, &nd
that five ; or six more cannot rlive through
the night. .The number of - wounded, ex
ceeds 150, and the number of houses de
stroyed is between 140. and 150. f The total
loss of, property : is : estimated at $600,000;
It is feared the number "of deaths at Grin
nell; will : reach : seventy-five.' News, has
been received that Mr. James, his wife and
two daughters, and two other persons living
four miles northwest of Grinnell, are dead.
It is now thought that the loss of life out
side of Grinnell will reach twenty-five," and
the total loss wiU be nearly one hundred. ,j
; ';' ; WASHINGTON. ' . ' i
Gnltean Refused a Writ of Habeas
Corpus The Bill for ' Payment of
Soatbern mall Contractors. -' ;:,
''' "; By Telegraph the Monunic Star. -2
- Washikgtok, June 19.-Justice Bradley.of
the United States Supreme Court, to whom
(iuiteau s counsel applied for a wnt of ha
beas corpus, toAiay, filed a denial of the ap
plication with the Clerk Of the Court. Jus
tice Bradley, ; holds that -the Court of-the
District of - Columbia had full jurisdiction
of the case, and that no reasons exist for
granting the writ.. ..v ;.
The loint resolution which passed the
Senate to-day Appropriating $375,000 ap
propriated in 1877 to pay certain South
ern, mail contractors. .. authorizes . the
secretary ? of - the Treasury at ' once .? to
jay -V to the . .late - contractors of the
States of Alabama, Arkansas. Florida.
Georgia, Kentucky! Louisiana; Mississippi;
Missouri, JNorth Carolina, bouth Carolina,
Texas, Tennessee, Virginia and West Vir
ginia, the amounts due on, their respective
contracts for the years 1859. 1860 and 1861,
with the proviso that no payment shall be
made for mail service - rendered .after
May 31, 1861,! or after the .Legislature of
any State or any State" convention bad
passed the so-called ordinance of recession J
1 he resolution also prohibits the payment
to these contractors . of the one month s ex
tra compensation usually allowed m cases
where the mail, service . is discontinued by
oraer 01 tne uovernmant.
DE LONG'S PARTY: (
Particulars of tbe Discovery of Tbelr
:. '.'t' By Telegraph to the HornlnK Star.J -i 1 f
.j New York, Junfer 1 1 9. The Herald his
the following particulars of the discovery
of Do Jjonjra party. vl ' i f- "
After Melville reached the neighborhood
where jNmdermon and JNason left DeLong,
he found the wreck of a scow, and soon
came upon a rifle barrel; supported by four
.sucks. - uigging- near tncse. sucks, . tney
found two bodies Under "eight feet of snow.
Exploring furlherj Melville found a tent, la.
camp kettle ahd the 'remains of a fire; On
approaching he nearly stumbled upon De
Long's hand sticking out of .the snow about
thirty feet from the edge of the bank: ille
Was under about a foot of snow; .Thev;
rouna me ooaies; oi iie ijong anaAmbler
about three feet apart, and Ah Sam lying
. l. . .n . :n j , .
a tucu an yaiLuuijr . wvereu uy pieces
01 tent ana a few pieces, ot blankets. , All
the others, except, Alexia,; they found at
ine piace wnere tne tent was pitched. ; ! Lee'
and Keoch were close by; hi the; left bank,
toward the West."-, ; , . -
None of the dead had on boots, their feci
m ... - - ... . - . ... ' . . '
Doing coverea witn .rags tied on. v In the
pockets of all were peices , of , burnt skin
clothing, which they had been eatinff. The
hands of all were more or less burned, and
u iooKea as 11 wnen dying, they bad crawled
. 1 - m m '
into tne nre. lioya was lying over the fire.
his clothing being burned through to the
skin, which was not burned, r Collin's face
was covered with a cloth.. All the bodies
were carried to ; the top of a hill 800 feet
high, about forty yersts to the southwest,.
irom wnere tney. were founds and then in
terred in a mausoleum, constructed of wood
from the scow, built in the form of pyra
mid twenty-two feet long and ; seven feet
.high and surmounted by a cross twenty
two feet high and one foot aauare. hewn
out of drift wood and .conspicuous at a dis
tance ot twenty versts.-; ; -:
S FAYETTEVILLE. .
ine .Democratic judicial Convention
; of tne Fonrtb. District.
' -, Special Star Telegram.!
; '1 he Democratic ; Convention for the
Fourth Judicial .District; met here to-day.
I ,Maj. Jas. C. McRae, of Cumberland, was
nominated for Judge on
and Capt. J. D. Mclver
the eighth ballot
01 , Moore, was
nominated for a second term as Solicitor on
the first ballot. It was understood that
Judge R- T. Bennett was not a candidate
and declined a . nomination. , . The utmost
harmony and greatest enthusiasm prevailed.
; SOCIETY BELLES, On account of its
remarkably delicate and .lasting fragrance
society belles are' loud ; in their praises of
Floreston Cologne. , .. . . : .
Lexington Dispatch: We hear
ereat deal about the .hif nrnna nf .it :
and oats m the country. It is no exaggera
tion to say that owing to the short
last year many are in straitened circum-
owuh,cd, uuu. hcic iii, uuv iur tuis OOUntlful '
harvest not a few would be destitute of ob-;
taining it. ' '
Concord Sun: The machinery i
being; received at the new mill, and not
many weeks will pass before the hum of
the spindles will be heard.' Tho mill
contain 4,500 spindles, 126 plaid looms with
tne accompanying macninery. All of which
will be driven by a Harris Corlis engine of
i.m liorso power. y .
'iWinston. Leader . Let vpnr
thoughtful Democrat remember that "Ia
dependentism'f i and - 'Liberalism'' means
aid and cnmRnrt tr ftpniiKlinniam onit
they desire to . help the - Republicans to re-
mom in nMvwJ fVir. ' (.nnn . A ....
luuiu ... vrnvt, r bUCJ - lure MJ lUlO
the side show of Liberalism and walk
through to the Republican eircus.
Raleigh Recorder: Rev. T. R
Owen, who for man v. veara wna tli w
loved pastor of the Baptist Church in Wil
son, was stricken with paralysis on the 5ih
mst, at tne nome 01 nis aaughter, Mrs.
George Gibbs, in Tabernacle. Tenn. Hp
has lost the use of his entire left side, ahd
is greatly depressed.; Mr. Owen has been '
in feeble health for some time.
- Hickory Press: The wheat, cm 11
of Watauga js very good this season, hut
it is tnougnt mat tne ny nas done a little
damage. Mr, R. T. Stephens, of the
lower edge of Burke county; was bitten by
a snider on Thursdav of .fast wapIt -fmm
whifh time he has beem in intense agonvi j
xjverv assistance DOSSiDie nas neen rpnriprpM
uu uuuuug Bccuio m rtjuevc uib suuenng.
4- Monroe Express :' Union is now
harvesting, what, is probably the largest
wneat and - oat crop ever known in the
COuntVJ So far as we are ahl in If am
the so-called Liberal party has no strength
111 uinon couniy except wnat it is able to
araw rrom tne Kepublicans. If any Dem
ocrat ioins it will be simnlv heennsp. ihtv
have a hankering: after the- fleshpots. or
secretly desires the defeat of the Democracy.
, 1 Beaufort Telephone: A sensa-
Ratinn was nrodncfid in" niir strppta on TV?
day. last by the - appearance of a huge alli
gator dragged through the town by the
boys. It was caught in lower Bogue
Sound. . The Messrs. Dey make their first
shipment of fish scrap to . Wilmington this
week, where it will be so manipulated that
one ton of the " scrap will make about 10
tons of sruano. which mav lie reshinrinri
.here and sold to our farmers. -
Goldsboro .Messenger: Golds
boro Normal-School bids fair to do good
work- The attendance enrolled up to Fri
day was about 100, and this does not in
clude a number of the pupils of our graded
school, who are availing themselves of the
benefits the .Normal alfords. .Exten
sive iron furnaces or smelting works are t
be located on the banks of the Neuse; near
this crty, by a company composed of Gen.
Hoke, Hon. R. Rv Bridgers, and others.
now operating a valuable iron mine near
Chapel Hill, from whence the iron ore is to
be brought here;
term of Guilford Superior Court has been
ordered by the Governor to begin July 10.
Judge H. A. i Gilliam has been commis
sioned to hold 'the court. - r -How to save
the magnificent fruit crop is now an im
portant and absorbing question. The fruit
and berry crop is immense, and with the
aid of evaporators and other improved dry
ing ; processes.the" most of it ought to be
8aved ' A well posted farmer says that
the poorest acre of ground in this county
will rial1 l-io xraa frm 1ft trilK Tiiialiala rf
whftat. wh lift much' of the best whp.ftt land
will vield .23 bushels The harvest is aroinsr
on with great energy. " All the farmers say
mat it is tne oest crop since iaav. - j ,
1 Charlotte. Observer.: A Little negro
boy, aged about fifteen years, :- was yeste r
day lodged 'ia jail at Concord, on the
jacoD otirewait, ai miu mii, in uauarrua
county. Nothing has been heard as
yet in regard to the sale of the Richmond &
Danville road to the; Baltimore & Ohio
road, and the rumor is ; generally regarded "
as somewhat doubtful,; There hasror will
' be; a change of : stock, but it is not hkely
that it will be sufficiently large as to affect
the ownership of the Richmond & Dan
ville railroad. 7- Saturday night about
12 o'clock, George Dean, a colored man
who lives on Seventh street, came up town
and surrendered himself to Policeman Ir-
opin IpT-nlainincr thot. a -. ha1 mot V5111 a
negro woman. The officer took him in cus
tody ; and on the way to ; the guard
house : Dean.J stated that a short - time
; previous . some v one ; commenced ; a bom
bardment ox nis nouse witn rocks, and after
it had continued for some, time he picked
up an old musket and went t)ut to stop it.
He saw a negro, woman in the yard and af
ter some hard words between them, the wo
man stalled off. ' When she had gone about
ten steps Dean raised his musket and fired.
She dropped to the ground without uttering
a word, and supposing that he had killed
her Dean came - up town and ; surrendered
himself- The woman is alive but is probably
Tnortallv-wonnrtpii; l-- A tplp.oram was
received by the relatives of Miss MaryRan-
nouncing her death at Marion, whither she,
naa gone. iil tne nope oil oenenung ner
health. - " . .: !- :; ;-- v ;;-.
" ' - New Berne Journal: Col. J.
N Whitford received the recommendation
for Senator from the Jones county; Demo
cratic Convenrion on Saturday. , We
learn that a serious affray occurred at Tren
ton last Saturday between Mr. George II.
McDaniel'and "J; M. Pollock. It is said
they, were in ; a controversy about prohibi
tionboth antis when MraMcDaniel drew
his knife and stabbed .Mr. Pollock in the
neck, inflicting a serious wound. Capt.
Page had a conference "with- Mr. Best on
Monday in reference to the railroad run
ning from Core Creek to Trenton and on
through Onslow, Mr; Best accepts the
propositions offered and will construct the
railroads if - Jones J and Onslow will give
bonds for $25,000 each, to run twenty years,
and not' to be delivered ;- until railroad-is
' completed. The construction
corps can be ready for work in JU days.
- - We learn that Mr; E. VR. Stanly has
sold most of his stock about 400 shares
in the A. &.N. C. Railroad to Mr. Best at
$13 a share. If a fight is made to oust the
Midland at the stockhers meetmg we ..'pre
dict that Mr. Best -will hold-the winning
cards. A large; whale came in Brown's
Inlefthis week and was ;caught by Capt.
Joe Bell and son; with the help of -Mr. L.
Fulcher and one or two others. . . Maj.
A. R. Dennison, the proprietor of the oil
. miH in this city, has ordered a barrel of the
refined oil and. pronounces it a complete
success. In order, to thoroughly- test its
qualities he had it used in his family for a
week without their knowledge and no one
detected it. He thinks it is more wholesome
thanhogs lard. The Major intends estab
lishing a refinery in this city at an early day.
On Thursday, . last two colored boys,
Charles Whitfield and Ruffin Smith, living
on CoL J. N.. . Whitford's plantation, en
gaged in a fight with hoes, when Charles
inflicted a blow upon Ruffin's bead which
caused his death on Saturday, evening.
Charles is still at. large. He is a dark,
smooth skin negro, about five feet eight or
ten inches high, walks a little knock-kneed;
has black - eyes, wears a No. . 9 shoe, is
twenty-four years old . and weighs about
150 pounds . "
Liver 'diseases headache, and constipa
tion, caused by bad digestion, quickly
cured by Brown's Iron Bitters. .1 f