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SUBSCRIPTION rMICE. ..
The subscription price of the Weekly
Star is as follows : ; ; . ' V , ";
Siuil(rCopy 1 yearir'potage paidj $1.50;
. " 6 months, " , " ; i .1.00
" " V3 mnths '"" . r U i .50
It was not so much that moneys "in, the
shape.of taxation were collected by Repub-'.
lican county administrators, ; as that they
were shamefully misapplied; that they were
visited -with, the punishment which .now
excludes .them from power. Taxation, far,
heavier than it has ever been in Democratic
hands, "oply served to swell the fortunes of
county officials, of ringsand cliques, or of
favored contractorsrCounties and cities
Were alike sappedVof their wealth that such,
' might becomfich . AnheviUe Ojfai;ik-m;,
Oiuxteeifted ' contempdraTi'its'
hit the nail :on the bead. - Nearly,
every comity under negrirfrule Suf
fMed from a most censurable misap
jili cation of funds. : Without- sucli"
. misapplication it would have' been-"'
almost impossible that so .much money
wrung froni the hard earnings of the
should have been made v way
When the Gen.:Canby -system ! of
county government vas in operation
the Radicals ; in - three years in the
negro cQuhties alone managed v to
make way with $1,304,343. When the
iren. Canby , system had 'disappeared
and the Democrats came .into ; -power
gov eminent that is' so 'very- offensive
to the delicate nostrils --of , the Reve
nue smellefs"ihexpeditriVes; iij the
very same counties . fell ; to h $999,358.
in the same niimber of; years, three.
Here was an actual saving' in iwentyr
eight counties bf $314594.; ? - ' -v"! -
How Jdid - thKadicals manage: to
got away vtita so much money? JCan '
there bcrbnt one answer? Vfzs it not'
iloanv, a misanrjlieation of the funds
collected' by taxation? Ho w',else could
tiioy expend ' more - than thirteeen
Years in twenty-eight coantaes.-f -And
how did the' Democrats manage to so
rediicejihe1 expenditures' '.m9 theT'first
inuee years y.arter iiney; cameinio
power? Can . there . ,be but one
answer? . VVaa it not by - managirig
the public finances wisyy prudently
honestly, economidally? '. If not this
then what?.:.;,".,;;- -ivy :-,
, But please matk this in "addition.
Not only did he;'emoerate reduce
the expenditures fl 4,5 94 in .three.
j ears, as eomparea wiiii,ne ivaaicai
.expenses under :the Geri.; Canby bvs-
tem for three years, but they. reduced
the public iUhi $266',19: in the same
. years. I lere is . a difference -between
the Gen. Canb:8yetiBmpf rcou;nt jfgo-
yernmentas administered by the Kad
teals and the present? beneyolentahcl
economical system of county govern
iiciii, as atiminisierea oy ;tne jjemo-
.u,lo liu wire y,ear oi-
deduction in taxfeS;;. V. . V$314,504
Keduction in public indebtedness.; 266,198
.......... , $580,702
This is shrely an adnHrablWfiicbTKi
anA l ff nl honest tax
v payer j and goocnznTails to see the
jcast improvement arid the superiority
or thej present system! of county go
vernment over the -Gen. "Canby sys
tem? j , -
The Ashevilie Citizen refers; to 6iie
of thd burdens Wakg county had to
bear kinder the Canby system. It
- says:"- Xlf- :::S:A
"A case in point is theJ market house in
Kalenrh. whiVli tnat fts nnn wti
nave been dear at ; half - that price: a job
n-.u jurur pouucai contractor.
Schemes like these in manvof the rionntieB
waste, dishonesty or reckless ignorance and
Hismanao'ftmftTit. in all nf t,him loft iv;ni
i O , T - 1M fcSVUA UU
ourden of debt, dishonor and bankruptcy
Which linvA rrnvvT fhft niiapa nf nkotnima
fw i.v.u W I1UUK1C1
. alleeatlOns of cnmilar lnrov.' A-rrnonStinvAa
mat have since been made by the Demo-!
fet us give another illustration o
e vice of the Canby system;" ' In
Granjille county tneanmates'of the
. county poor house' under the: Radi
al ministration bf the1 Gdn Canby:
8ysteni cost some' $275ieach f6V their rl
mnenance for ohe! year; We heard
late Lunsford ! A. Paschall, Esq.;
0I!etof the oldest "Justices ' ot - that
county; and anxceHebsine
man j say that he could have boarded
them at the Yarboro House,' Raleigh,
fat a less sum ; ,The Granville pooir
house is a nice .place. There is
capital, farm and many, substantial
brick buUdlngs -in a fine bat; grove. .
iiunng tne . ijren. yanny system tne.
man' jinT chai-gei cbnyedtinto
regular inn for man -, and beast, and
nearly lev erV leading ' Radical m : the
county put up: there every court week-j
and Vas ; entertained free of ' charge
to him. but 5at ' the ' county expense.-
Frorn six la dozen were thus erijer-'
stained nightly. It' was known in
those feculent day asthe Radical
Hbtelt'OTo'S'ind of dollars of thfe;
people's v money were, misapplied irt
this and -other ingenious, ways.' We;
think that three iadical isheffiiof:
Granville 'were either defaulters !. or
were so mvqivea n tneir. moneyed
transactions that their sureties had to";
be resorted to f or indeisihity.. As it
teas in Wake and Granvil
in ariy; other, counties.
so it wai
saturnalia of crinie ind
- ' GARLAND'S 'ACaHITTAk
Young Garland's acquittal was no
doubt as it should have been. r Ad
dison began the difficultyj showed a'
willingness , o j conimue went m
meet;Garland! fully f 'armed,' and afteF
making double preparaUon a day. or -j
two before, -and - .nredtne7 nrstshotr
wburiding : his . adyersajyfT 7 But . few
rencontres show more'justificatiori for
the slaerijian the 'widely advertised
ana saai trageay net ween uanana
and Addison.1 In saying thj ye?&
not enter upon tlie questions of re
porti concerning Garland an jwhat
he had said, norKdo i We -gbi into the
question oi , tue nupruueiiue, uc, u.
the - young- lady's letters", but after
Addison , wrote
his indorsement bf
her first' letter fi to 'Garland and sent
it to himthus 'bringlngimselfmtiS
the matter and 'precipitating a per?
sbnal difficulty, ; Ke 'had ' no', one to
blame but himself for any desperate
results. It is a very sad business" all"
the way through. "" t Tk -i-
; It would be amusing to read some
f the Solomonic utterances of .the
'big 'papers" in ' the North : over the
trialy and their anxiety to have ; Gar--land
hanged, but ; for the n justice of
thewhole tirade and the melancholy
features bf Itue case.; ; SomQ,'of these
sheets say i that Virginia ' trials are
only, intended , to , show how good a4
case can be got up to justify tnurder.
If two men fight with pistols and one
is killed, and it happens that it is the,
man who ' began the difficulty and
fired the first shot,' how could ' a sen
sible Northern, jury make murder of
it ? : We venture to. say 4 that in most
ii . . i . o i - i n
communities: m me oonin vrariana
would1 have, been more easily acquit-
ted especially when a Judge left the
Bench for hire to prosecute him' in
another court.- Such ' tragedies are
very sad, - ana men s
cause them.3 St J--
-' Mrir Charles Jones,
Radical con-; I
vert, . and : self-appointed ;
for the United States Housb of Rep
reseniaitiy,,..! tiune 4iouj,ft iopiii7
a' little more than two months ago-f-
saia ftnis in tne paper no owns ana
controls'1 of the
t i ..a i .. . ti:.
j ?Their (the Radicals) object in springing
it at this time,- and placing, themselves in
the attitude of especial: champions of the
elective , iranchise." 4 to , array , the West
against tthe iJfiast ori that jmesMo wlK the
western counues-wjwsrt uieic umwo
trollirig Vemerit of colored voters, the' 5 peer?
pie would unquestionably prefer to elect
their own magistrates, and have .submitted
to he deprived of that right to save twenty
five counties in the East from negrb . domi
natiori. ' Were it not for this ; the people
would notx have consented' "to the change,;
and Ihe Legislature would not have at-
tempxeu to mase uie cuaugu. ., : . ,.. .j j
r And yet in the very teeth' of such;
av .declaration - that is the simple
truth this Radical 'candidate turns
around and howls for the cbange,and
rides ) booted and spurred' "with ' the?
Radical , raiders in their . mean at
'tempti "to array the West against the
East.''- , r. : -
' - Leach is mad with us because we
referred to his bad "grammar., Well,
his grammar is not perfect, but it, is
much better than his" sense of de
cency or his knowledge fr logic He
is the great scatterer and he is . not
particular what he throws. JThelate
Chifi Jusjtice Pearson said he was a
-"low I blackguard and demagogue,"
and if, his speeches are correctly re-
-I ported he ' is both.- Pope : said. "A
wari of decency is aVant of'sense."
bowlings oyer a changen the present
THE COLOBEDr XnOOPS REVOLT
jv' There. are signs in thia Northern
jginia in North Carolina,' in Mississip'
jpjiitl itx. Jisjourv tbtnegrp:
'.re-beebming restiv V-'iin:de'ie':;3'
:8ygten ' of joting but inot thqhiing?
officis. ' They are growihg exceedingr ;
jly tiried pf playing thpart otfdu
driven f cattle'.'-bf '' beirig sd-many
"sheep?, with, the, tags', atteciMsdMaly
fabelled.tNbtV allf are.f shbwirig'this
spirit of':resistance,;of revolutioa,In
fact, the numbers are yet Small com-
iparauveiy oui j tuere ; are signs xo do
seen iii the' political heavens that may
berjeasily discerned from distance
and inaViie interrreti;bv'.tbrt Rfdi.
W wtiite soothsayers
i ..,, iuw but:, uutuaicueH oi A'KBter
to illustrate..' - Iq ' Mississippi an in
fluential; and leading' colored voter
has announced himself as a straight-,
put Independent Radical candidate
for the . TJ.- S.' House in the Second
Pis'rict. ! Gen. v. Chalmers,! who - has
been censured all through the N orth!
for nearly twenty years : fbr the part
te played in the slaughteringf of ne
gra troops at Fort 'Pillow, and who
hasjbeen almost ks cantank'erbus and
at the hands of ' the " Democrats; did
usts.Ed wardsj .'of Granville, has'
done -whipped over,flopped for griib
auu guueu uonor; xxe ' expeevs ;iue
true Republicans' who ! have1 served
tbeir party in sunshirib arid iri storm,
under - defeat: L and , wheal victorious
through thb flafet veben yeays, tcr
stand by j and : allow the Democratic
deserter to bear off the trophies of
the day. But this is not to be; '; Han
nibal C.; Carter, colored1! will; jbear
the Republican colors; t6 thb front'
anoi will call up
to rally around the old standard, j - ' .
:f TKen,.again, look at the. declara
tions of the colored ' men' assembled 1
in convention at Jefferson dity,rMls
souri. Tliey ' resolved not to be the
mere instruments of the whites any.
longer to .'procure r; oflfices for tbeini-
They resolve riot to be the personal
property of any party, tut to act in-
.dependently and each voter s' he
pleases.' The party yoke, has clearly
Called their necks and' they have
thrown it off. , ; How far this insubor-'.
dination will 'extend, wo maV not
tito ' antiwpate. WUhin; the last
three. - months there' "have been se
veral sucb signs of kicking : but of ;
party traces on the parfc of the color-'
ea yoterein certain , sections, j? or
fifteen years they have voted at the
bidding of Vfewst wjfe'nienr;Ho';
Ibng i they i willobey f the - lash ? and
rally at the blowing of the horn re-
i ' -i
J - Will :felytriumplLat jast?
begins to look, as if 'there (mighjrbe
soinethirig of importance ; $0 the world
in his alleged discovery.1 "A Phila
aelpnia eourt appomiea jxir. v uiiam
Boekel, upon a pbtitioh of stbckhold
ers, to investigate, and he, reports to
thecburt that wliile he! rmly'be
Haves that fr. Keely has discovered
new arid . .woriderf jllV1 powerful .
the invention to explain them to the
cotiffcf ' He saya,'J tbprbfore,; thf the
stockholders'-' should noti, force. J Mr.
Kbely to applyiforfai patent at ohce.
he MibhiganPeriibcrats i haye juH.
heii j a State tjJCbriveritionv tf iThr
adopted a strong: platforiri of; princi-,
pies, w e give -iia ; Dnei r;QUTiine .''in
"The platform adopted, recognizes the
neoole as the source of nolitieal nower and
the constitution as, the 'fundamental law of k
the lana ; declares in favor of . home rule.
the hne bounding State '. and, national au
thority being clearly denned and needs only
to jbe strictly 1 followed vto7- conserve the
broadest liberty - to the ' neonle: . TheW-
jUst,-unequal and 5 Iniquitous ' system 'Of
taxation called a nrotective tariff which on-
preBses the fanner and laborer; destroys the'
mercnant luariue, Dreeaa ana enncues mo
nopolies and impoverishes" the poor meets
with, unalterable - opposition.' The tradi
tional policy and principles - of the Demo
cratic party are on the side of complete
commercial freedom, and an immediate and
aggressive revenue reform 1 in the direction
of if ree trade is demanded, subject to a
tariff only sufficient to raise the - necessary
revenue for i governmental 1 expenditures
, : ,
o Miss Blair's Recent death by suicide.
brings out the following depressing
family record inTthe Columbia (S.C.)
Register of the 25th ;inst.':
.;f "The jffreat-grandfather was hanged, the
grandfather committed suicide, .the father,
L- W.' R. Blair, was tried for trarder and
escaped only -to fall in a: personal rencontre
with Cantaitf Haile a; short time since.
One of his natural sons is now in the State
nenitentiarv servinff out a life " term for
murder, and now a young daughter, one of
the i most interesting ana Deiovea oi tne
present generation, iaiis by herwn hands;
Truly It is a sad recora
abusive a speaker as Jim Iieach,;be-"
cause he could, not cet the reelection
force; yet bet (Boekel) ! does- not yet
iuffibteritlr5 uriderstari Jthbdetajfis. ot.
TIIM. SMITIIVII'Lfi ,pilO WN-
; Further Partieulmr of the Saf Aiafalr
xhe Bodies not Iteeovered. ; t' ?.
; . Capt. A. Garrason, formerly the popular
comnumdef of ,he steamer, p, Mwrchixm,
jbuV now . a merchant of JettCTjlle, Vhp
Imade such.ft nbw
j on Wednesday 'evening last," oft Smithyple.
iarrlTed here onthfi;S(gamwJta8p
Iterday'afternoon, and was gladly welcomed,
jancl cordially congmttdated - by his. numer-
'ous friends on his escape. '"'i.i::Cr
j We leam that the .bodies o$ thq jifi f or
jtunate Itlian Caseletta, and iMnrray,' th(
colored , waiter , of the ; Hotel Brunswick,
who were drowned, had not been recover-;
ed0 up J. tOr tbe, tune ; )tlie. ; Passport
left Smfthvnle yea
pomp think., as Jthere .was. f Strpng ; ebbtide
at the tune, that they dm tedou to sea,
with the current., The boat waa recovered
and was found at the very spot
where she 1 went down. rSheu had sunk;
trafil1 lb faejboV
&owner-sails all set and i shes, Jnade
Toney rCaseletta,.the Italian harper, was
only about 20 or 21 years of age, and leaves.
i wife in this city. and one chikL . - j, h ,r
Capt. Ganrason, when rescued,' was un
isonscipus, and it; was ;at first thought that.
e had shared the fate.of his . companions,
n was finally resuscitated.. a r:-i&)l
The only cause assigned for thn. accident
is given ,by CbpL . parjason, who isays there. .
Iras some deficiency ioi the, arrangements,
for letting go the sheets, and when the boat
capsized the heavy iron ballast immediately,
sunkher.,- .-..i - v bi 'u nl zsU.
I Later.-A. dispatch received through the
Signal ofilce last.night' states that the body
of Toney Caseletta rose to . the surfacernear
tne wharf of the steamer Blanche yesterday
afternoon, and..was .at once seen ; and se
cured The body of the unfortunate colored
boy, Ben Murray,- had not been recovered
ate last ,nit;ht.-.- ,:'.?'h ' ui) ha
m 1 -. . n,
The Oxford Orphan Aiylam. ' ' '
I While we were'satisfied that thisHnstitu-
iiok had done, much' good, we nirist ' corifess
tiave Were not preparea' to 'hear br f read'
such an encouraging1 statement as is fur-'
nishediis by a strong friend of the Asylum
residing in this cif says: ;4J -to
' 1 "There, has been .connected with 'the. in-7
stitution since it was opened six: hundred
and forty-sit orphahsV and of this number.
fari a" can;j be vestimated, twelve Were"
from New Hanover county. iA In this num-
her those , children who remainea f only a
rtWdays at the. asylum' are, not included.
Many of these orphans have -been adopted"
by childless couples. -. A- large majority i of
the discharged orphans Are now prospeious
as citizens and useful to the State, " A large
bnck building for the special use r of the
boys Is nearly ready .for occupancy, and we
learn that the chairman of the asylum com- ,
taittee of St. John's Lodge No. 1 of Masons,
of this city;1 has under considerations the
admission of three more orphans from' this
county, , who will doubtless enter shortly; as
those who know him know, that he can
never refuse anything for an orphan s good
and comfort." , ' -' ;
The Grass Worm.
jWe learn that the destructive woTm,here-.
tofore alluded to by us, has got -among the
grass In the Rocky Point section of Pender
county, and is making a pretty . clean
sweep of it. An .old farmer of that section
says he has examined carefully, .and that
tip to this time they have not touched the
cotton,' and but slightly interfered with the
peanut vnes 'but the planters are as a mat
ter of course quite uneasy. , He does not
think' they are what is commonly known as
Uie armyworm,", ,for'orie reason, because t
they do not , move in, compact bodies like
that serious enemy of the f armers, but scat-
tef about promiscuously... . It is to be hoped
Hiat they will hot "get into the cotton, as
they might do senou damage... .
Interred at Smlthville. .,,vj
We learn by passengers on thg steamei;
'Passport, yesterday afternoon, that the body.
of i the unfortunate Toney. Castella,,. the,
Italian musician,. who(M.was accidentally
idrowned off SmyUe,,, on Wednesday
boatiinthe harbor. ! Was buried vestorday at
"th4t place,' instead of being brbright to thi
.dttr; as was expected. " :
is The body of Ben. Murray,, the notel
waiter, had not yet been recovered!
First Sale North Carolina Cotton.
V ''Tha "fl Tao7" A-f wnw'. vwf txri'T tm turn in
North ; Carolina 1 thk season s was 'received'
yesterday and sold at; . auction on Change
at cents pei? pbund'.? Itllwasf! raised fby(
jftr. M. M. jM.cJS.mnon, or ljaunnDurg. con-1
sie-bed to Mr. --C. 3i" Bmith.--weiehed 58
mounds, and was purchased by Mr. A lr
iGreene.'fj Mr. GeorgevH.. .elley. waat the
1 1 f
'i 1"" H
First pis otth foronsiow. 1
0 ! A pemocratic,mass meetingwasr held at
Catharine Lake, Onslow countyJ on Satur
day Iast,fy the!'19thr irist1 'A correspondent
infbrms us that quite' a large crowd was
present and that speeches were . made by
Hon. J. W. Shackelford, Dr. C. Thompson
and others.' '"Much good; he' thinks, was
accomplished by the meeting;. n:Wi-.K v-
-J-? The Austrian barque ; :Jster,
Papt. Xigga, was clearedfrom this port f ot
Trieste Austria, yesterday, by Messrs
Paterson, Downing & Col J with 250 'casks
spirits turpentine ana 3,004 : Darreis Tosm,
valued at $10,253L 68...
r.A : Hon. Clement Dowd, .of ''Char-
lotte, present jKepreseuwuiyt-, was renomi
inated by the District Democratic Conven
tion, at Wadesbofo, Wednesday, as can-'
, JJ Jt' was reported -'.tihat' ? one , John
Howard, an alleged inurclereri. had been ar1
rested at Magnolia ' and. . that' he would be
brought to this city for confinementbut we
learn from Jailor Howard that he has noli
ntllnef Blr.Slerrtelc'a a.reament f or
Ie!. -P-ropeeutlon: in the; Star. Bonte
! 'Case: ' '- ' -7 . ' t. ' ,
t s iOByTelejcraphtd the MornlnR Star.l ! '
1 iWASHTNGTONi; August 24 Mr. Jaerrick;
of counsel for the Government' in the Star.
Route i cases,' i begad his argument to-day.J
; Af tec referring to, the, change of ton6 of the;
iUtterances of. the counsel .for the defend
jahts, 5.slfjce the topenin'g' bf the: 'case -a -jchange
from a, -defiant bMster; to a plea torn
mercy on a basis of, a probable doubts-Mr.
Mernck said it was not his Intention to "dis-,
fcnss in detail the facts" pf: th 'case.. since J
however; present a. number of legal propo
sitions, to. which. he invited tho attention
ik vuo vuiut&uu juxj. v must; propositions,
without the argument by. wbichMr.. Merrick5
supported .them were in substance as fol
lows Mrs. that when conspiracy' is'
Charge, ito be a criminal act; and various:
means are alleged, if any of the means are
proved it is sufficient to establish the gen
eral charge, . Second, -that, in ; order to
constitute a conspiracy it j3 ; hot necessary,
for two orriiore persons to.' meet and enter,:
intb'Vfexplicit and format; agreement Jto do, :
an unlawful act If in any manner., or
through any contrJIvance they . explicitly or '
tacitly come to mutual understanding ;to
accomplish such purDbse it is a eonsmracv.
and such a conepiracy could' extend . across
$ Whole continent. '. Third,, that a conspira
cy can seldom ? be proved by . direct testi
mony, hut if itbe shpwn that a 'number of
persons cbmbriied 'to "I gain'a profit f rbm
contracts by ; ineans ' which" lanit : forbids. .
that is enough -to' prove ,;the conspiracy.
Fourth, that -if.. -the jury believed that
Brady and his . co-defendants or (any
bf " them were ' engaged ; hi a com
bination fo 'bbtain'faU s increase lri ! ex
pedition on the Star Route, and that Bradv
was ' paid riioney; or other valuable con
sideration,, for such, an , increase, they are
justified in finding guilty , of .conspiracy all
who 'participated : m.; sdeh a transaction.
Fifth, that if Brady purposdy-aUowedfor
any expedition a Greater sum than accord- .
ihg to the testiriiony befbre hlm was neces-'
sary, sucn a tact-, strongly tends to prove a-1
corrupt motive on. hisf part, , Sixth, that,
the filing of : any paper on an officer of the
government; with the intent to influence the:
decision . of any government ofllcer, is a
crime under the lawif J :?J ,:'; -Sf,
Before, Mr, Merrick; .concluded his .argu
ment the Court. adjourned. x :"r qi ,'.
WAsniirGTbS.1 AuirustM----lh' the Star
Route casesT to-day Mil M erricfc continued i
his argument and cited, a number.. of au
thorities m Support ' of th6 legal proposi
tions laid down, by him ; vesterdav. He
ten took up the Dorseys, and endeavored
to show that J. W. Dorsey, whom the" de
fence called a' "Christian gentleman." had
been guilty of" most flagrant acts of per
jury. . w. Dorsey had: been the . central
ngure and principal Supporter of the eon-
piraey;'althbugh be kept 'MmselF as far as
possible concealed and did business tbtise
the words , of. witness Boonee-k."on grave
yird principles. , Mr. Merrick reviewed in
.detail the history of the relations of these
Brady and. withr one another, to show that
all bad a common .interest and .worked, to
gether -to, defraud tho Government. 4 An,
incidental reference by Mr. Merrick to the
fact; that only one; of Ihe defendants had
been,; put ,on ;;the .stand ; io . self-defence,'
was . the. occasion of a sharp controversy
.between the Court and counsel as to the
admissibility of such remarks. Mr. Merrick
was nnaily admonished, .but he would argue
the question at' tha proper ;time. Continuing
his review, ne said the conspiracy did. not
end when these' men divided up the routes
between them; because it had been shown
that they interchangedrouies.and acted, for
one another as circumstances required, . He
read letters from Dorsey tb Anthony Joseph,;
requesting the latter to get up petitions is a
variety (pf handwritings for expedition, and
said they showed fraudulent jntent, Mr. .
Merrick then dwelt upon the ; necessity of
reardrnff productiveness a& a nrimarv oon-
flideration in thef expedition of . star i.rbutes,'
ana said that , Brady had persistently disre
garded4t: - He insisted with'emphasis thaf
the expedition of the f service on the 'Ojo
Calient route was a patent fraud on its race,
for which the officer .who ordered it should
be sent to the penitentiary. ' . ; i v ; '-;
At o clock. - pending a conclusion of
Mr. ujMerrick's; argument,' 1-the - Court ad1
journed. :;.,;,,.;.-'.:.i.K-." ' JU:i,, "ix,-;..
rThe Garlajad rmal!:ciosedTh Frl-
i Jiii JTOnerAcqolttedi ...iafy,
LTOtomjB& (X H.p August- at-Capt
McKinney, of Farmville, Va.i made the.
closing argument- for the defence in the
Garland murder trials at Lunenburg V. H.
Va.. yesterday.'s and Judge JUntonof re
tersburg, closed for,the prosecution. '. At 5
o'clock the case "was given to the jury, who
retired to their room', and after an absence
of fifteen- minutes .came into court with a
verdict of , "not guilty..'? r Aa soon, i as, the
verdict had been announced the crowd left
the1 court room, cheering, 'while the prison
er wasinwarmly t. congratulated by his
rafWift XiMM uitr'joAi MJXf-y&fM
Xiyo Republican Candidates for" Con
gress in me secona jrastnet. ;
'; Knoxvixle. Aug. 5 24. Two factions of
the Republican party of the Second .Con-rj
i T-v . . I m . ' . ,
gressionai jjisirict 01 1 Tennessee ,mei . iiere
to-day in separate Conventions to nominate
candidates for Congress, n One Convention'
renominated L.? C. Hauck; present Reprefr
TtnlAu?l-PhanftstA1'. TSbth' Tonvnlnnn
wete regdarly 'OrMni23d.Jiand each' claims'
to ! he, s the , Jegal Convention of - the party;!
m " rt 111 ii -1 . 1.-1 J I
each of the elevcncbuhties i of the .District.
WO - LyUUVCU LIU LU3 llUVtJ UKCVL . , ilBlU 1X1
One by Mr. - Hauck s supporters and the
other i by MxD Rule's friends; sending sen-;
araie ueiegaiions to j.utj you veu uuu whiujj.
mes io-uay.v ,, . , ; ,'- ., .. :
' The Democrats will Prbbablv hot"' nbmi
nate a i candidate, and Mry Rulb expects
,theu support. ;: . ; .iunT
A Negro Hnny for TEtape and ianrder.
tt .pyTelecraph to Zh6 Kornlng Star.1 '
; jIoNTcroMEBTj Ala., August 38Aine
giro named Inardt!oker, who committed
an outrage on a womatb named -Catherine
Hanes, and then, .murdered !her -last Monw
daVk about; thirty miles east of this : place.
on the Western R. R.. was captured yester
day afternoon? .He. confessed the crime,'
as evidence of his guilt was overwhelming,
a portion bf his clothing being found near
the scene .of the outrage, . 'and he ' bad .been
with her several times on theday of the kill
ing. A crowd of whites and ; blacks, were
"engaged in the search for him, and when
ha was captured he was carried to the spot
where he murdered his victim, aud hung to
a tree until he was dead.
Jeagues, ,: and itheir argument istbbdlikb
rocks on the shore of a sea. - He .would?
jWera X.ynehedfor JKHrderlns the Ex.t
;"f jiress Messensjer. ,. ; r-' ,, -. j .
'.' rBv Telegraph to theliorning Star.X ' ,
1 i Tubsoir, ' August ' B5; A ispatch; corP'
erning the robbery f and' murder .of Andy -'
Hall and Dr Vail, savs: C. B. Hawlev and'
JivV. 'and Cicero Grimes havb made a full"
confession. - Hawley and Li.V Grimes-did-all
the work. " Cicero Grimes was to share
In the proceeds, 'and. consented to- assist" in"
the robbery.. He went .to the ;sumnu of .
;iue raouniain, met ine express and rode
jahead of it for some distance, -.: making
signs to Hawley and- L.-Vr-Grimes, who
express arrived at the spot they.commenced
firing, tb scare : off the '. rhessehger and
riiaU, riders The .maQ ridef,(Fprter)r ran -joff
to get a gun, while Cicero Grimes rode
Into town; -" Messenger Halt had ; arifld
jtvithbut cartridges and a pistol with a belt
of cartridges. He hid himself, andyoung
jLinmes and uawley 'broke open! the box
and secured $5,000m;golcL eThey, started;
awav With it n W. TP. Vailbn his wav to
hk'mine, rode to the 'scene of Ahe" robbery :
poon, after, it.. had-been,, .committed,:, and ,
irhile looking around for the trail the gHiard
cama back aod not knowing Vail shot - it
him.i Vail thinkiBg he v was.attacked.
y 'one of the robbers rode on and over
ook i the :-arobbers;i tThevftvpretendedi tti
be friendly and. saidthe were 1 going to
town, and ' Vail being "afraid ' went '
with --a ttiem about . -half a o mde, b' when '
thev shot him three timss in the hlr TTa
died sobh after.! They were8" dVertakeri by1
nieewt;ugtr: .au wnoiipretenoeanev naa
been shot at by - Indians, and wanted pro;
tection to get into town: ' He'- wenf withJ
tiiem some distance,, carrying 'a'-pistol in
his hand all the time. V They c got Hall be
tween : them and "Hawley' shot him' in", the '
back, , -,HaU, shot fivej tunes a8 them and
then they riddled him .with bullets. The
mob - which""assembled ! after1 the' robbers'
er, arrested hanged Bawlpy . adVsLV.I
(primes, but the offlcers got Cicero Grimes
t f -.:
wo Negro Murderers Shot. to Death
jhy a Mob at , nTadl8onAVrk. of the
Iiiind and Improvement Co. ? ' ', ...
j t';$7. Teiejrraph to the Morning Star j W ,
I jACKBONvriiLE,. August r 23 r As a train
containing twq colored iprisopers,) named
bavage.. and J ames, .reached Madison this .
morning, it was. met by about one hundred'
persons, .twelve pr fifteen -of : whonrushedV
into ,the train and riddled the,, prisoners;
with bullets.;.;,The-Tagent.i.of the railroad.
did not suspect any: violence until a short:.'
time before the arrival of the train., when
Jae attempted 1 to -telegraph ;cach way; but
iuna tne wires cut.Jie then ran, up the
track and1 signalled the" conductor not to
sopj but some one had-j hoarded'? the train -ahd
uncoupled i the .two . rear, cars.;qThe,
prisoners had ' ben cphvicte'd of the mur
der of ranfc Jratterson; wmch' occurred oii
the 8th of February, 181, at Madison, jn, a
rbom' wherb testimony Was being' 'takeri
In the contested i election case of Bisbee vs. ;
Ilnlev.', Anew trial bad .been granted by
tij,e' Supreme -Court and they "were being
conveyed -v from, -; Tallahassee tc Jasper to
undergo that trial, .iriien thev were mur-
-dred as detailed abover Tlwra'i&ex-'
citement in iffladison oyer tuejoutragej : -Jrj
1 iWm Rrvrnit who was sentenced to be
hanged, to-day at Madison, for the murder :
o Mr. Jiioore, has t obtained a writ or error
and the hanging has been 'adjourned with
out date. : (i ' " ; :sa -n
Uacksonvtlle, August 25.-A dispatch
froni Capt. F. A Verdry, dated Kickpoick-
ett August 23rd, arid Fort' Myers,- the 25th;T
says that the, lorida liand j improvement i
uompany s canal has mst oeen completed
tol Laka Kiokoocket. a large' lake - within'
thjree miles of Lake Okeechobee,. and . an ,
immense body of water js pouring down
the Caloosahatcheeriver amid great re
joicihgr '-t The completiotfbf this work-will'
bring into cultivation the finest sugar lands
of Florida. " t XtX u x "Cl
I .i THE WAR IN, EGTJPT.t
Fartlenlars '- of i Thursday's - Engage
ment at Ismallia .Tne Ejryptlan lioss
Estimated at 400 Movement, of Bri
tish Troops Positions 'Occupied Fri
day Weak Beslstatce ; , and :i Poor.
Fighting by Arabt's Troops. X U'i
Trmat.ta. Aupiist 26. The' enemy's loss
m the fight pn Thursday wjth Gep. Wolse-l
ley is estimated by some as high as 400. - ;"
clined to come to close quarters. SjThe.Bri-r
tish troops behaved well; they were all dayr
without water -or rood; barter marching ten
miles tiirough- heavy ; sandfr .T
cavalry swept around the .eritisn i?gnt
flank, Jbut did'1 not x6me:Jwithm striking
Jdiatance. The Egyptian , fire was,, top hot
for the' Rifle" Guards to cross the opening
towards them. .The British infantry passed
the day lying down behind, banks, and in;
ditches. '' After the engagement' oh Thurs-'
day Gen. Wolseley rode into Ismailia and
returned late in the-evemng, ,JKemtorcer
mepis ( , arriveu uuriu-. ulv 1115111., j uuv.,wc
guns, hot Until early,. the- next juprning,
having had great difficulty: to 'get through
tne sanu. uaj'ugin. ,iv, , waa,, luuuu,.
10 i me great disappointment ur our
meri, " that - the" main bbdy of the enemy '
had withdrawn. The 'Egyptian artillery
fought well and fired more accurately than'
at jKafr-el-Dwar. i The infantry ,wer6 c6h-.
temptible and the cavalry .little better."
Many? of both those arms Were observed
breaking from the ranks and dispersing un
der our fire of shell, .-mll Jl . o l .
AT.ir.YATmnTA, August f;26The boat's,
crew of the Austrian frigate. Nautilus,
whp 4 were' captured byV the Egyptians
have been liberated, arid arrived here thi
morning. . r :Ux.
Two Tunis merchants who escaped from
T?afr-el-Dwar have arrived here. .They de-i
clare that the . country generally, is tho.-.
rougmy aisconusnwsu wiui maui j- bbuo,huu
is anxious for peace,; KThia appUes particuk
lariy to Cairo.;. . . .. 5 . r. -. v.
iThe Life Guards' captured eight prison
ers who ,were dressed as ordinary peasants
but carried arms; two of them had long
Arab' muzzle-loaders, the bthers carrying1
Remuigton rifles. , 1 Thet enemy's .: scouts
displayed great boldness. " The't enemy
was mucn - Btronger tuau - we a.ytr
ed; they had a number. . of , cavalry
and were " spread ,out in a semincircle.
We sbbri, discovered train after train' of re
inforcements arriving. Our ., guns , . com
menced firing at 11 o'clock. At first our
fire; was; very, weakly responded toj but in
the afternoon the rebels threw si shots to
ourl one, They produced, however, very
little effect: The enemy's fire, though fairly
good for amateurs, was not correct. ,; Alto-,
rether our meri and horses withstood the
heat of the sun. fairly yreli. launch has
hnen sent nr tbk -canal with two guns. "A
siee-a train .will nrobablv "be ready to-mor
row, with' 40-pounders. I The Thirteenth
Bengal Cavalry will land to-mOrrow. j
London, August 28, Tke DaUf Newst
V.oa tVd -fllrtmjTin- 1icrriotyK' V7n7JliZi.' An-
gUSt 2fl.--Ramses and' Berketel-Mohsmeh
were occupied- yesterday "by the British.
The losses were small on both sides." The
enemy retreated to. Lake Moxama."
Who is theHori:WrP. Rbade;
of'iEersbhr.cmmtv. And vttktt ha "
I he jever done. tA?ii ?.rUtt&te$.-ivt-
--Elizabeth City jBwndmteteCrons i w
good corn th best in ten years. It Is
reported that Kenneth Raynerwill spealrtn.
the political canvass in this- District nmnJ :.'
: time in October.:: r- Every Liberal Re
pubucan assistant candidate; in North Caro
' lina; especially in the "Old FirsVf; should. :
carry a banner, oh 'which banner should be-V
inscribed this one word-r-"Rations!" ;
j Poorbld Leach tOld.weary and wornwititr : j:
political service, in the sear and yellow leaf :
of life, he falls at last into the arms of his r X
; enemies, blots out the record of a long po- t
litical service, and departs under a cloud. , "
j WeldQn iVtw.v' The young man 1
-Saunders, i." son bf Mr.;rSaunders; of this1
iplace, 'died in jail on Sunday last. He had t
ueeu, insane pr suuia ,vuue .- tt. liOO lOW-
And, when near the Burfacehe rope broke,
i -iThe Hon. Mark Alexander, of Virgiid?
5a, the oldest , ex-Congressman, lives with
aiis son-in-law, Norfleet Smith, - Escr.,' rn
I -fcT 1- TT! ... .'j . . .
uuuuuu xtcua,. vials ueaitn is.remarKaDiy
"good. He , broke his hip by a fall some I
time ago,4 from which - he Jias not yet re- -
COVered. ; :;.--.--:iV-.i.r,s r.,v -v , ::-;: XX;
( :. Near EUerbe Springs, Rich
mond county, ; Mrsr"Katherine : McRae, : .
relict of the late' Daniel McRae, died on the '
19th of August, m ;ber 93year. She was
born in the Isle of Skye. - She was sun
osed to bq'tLe oldest jpersori in the county,
ler-vmother diedfin 1854, aged 96." Her f
ast 6ickne6swa3 all 'she ' ever had during
ler long life. V She was -very Vigorous, and "
not many rnonths ,'betore - Bhe died she f ol- 1
owed some surveyors all day as they were"
rurining-some lines of her farm,' and show'S
ed but little fatigue.-Her first; husband,
Daniel McDonald. Was a soldier of the war .
) -HTarbbr0 Soit,
terl'.Of the en-;"
tire white vote . bf , this
countylJarvis re-. "
ceivfid 9Cper 'pentr.r.of it ; the; Tads have VI.
S bout 5 per cent, bf it,and about 1 per cent. ;' -0
riot vote.' Franklin is the only county
m the State that makes as good a showihg. ;.
j-Fbr' the last two weeks Tarboro has ; .
been ; on--ita-v jnuscle.- - About - eight- fights
base occurred, snotwithstandingLCPurt ,was x
in session one-half ,the time. rThe -a,verag
taxation- per capita, for every man,
wqman and f child, in- North , Carolina, is t ,
forty cents annually for State expenditures, ' ,
and about sixty-five cents for county purj
pOSeS.' i , ;.;.! , nT,t''. '.' , v.
Raleiffb News-Observer: . Tho ..
other dav.' when he' and Price were sneak-'
irig, and Leach was going it like the beau- f
tlfulMaud'8., hurling out. oratory. like a
regular Gatling gun, his mind curiously" ' '
enough got mixed up with that old speech,'
audi turning towards Major. jtTlce, withr 7
vehement gestures and tremendous voice, -
he exclaimed, as was his wont in 1880: "An''
Ethiopian cannot change his color ? nor a '
leopard his skin, but my God 1 fellow-citi- -
zens, how quicK a white man-becomes a -
nigger when he joins-the : Radical- party." M
Price was at ' once detplv grieved, and
JJeach instantly fell upon Price's neck 'and
wept. rabieaurl : ; , fXh fJ '
- t-r yyarrenton Jlqme JournpUs.Oini -all
tie bwris inNorth Carolina Oxford mav ''
,be most-justly-noted for- the beauty of its
srrjpunduigSy the salubrity of its situation. (V
he " elegance of its modern style and excel-
jent . taste 01 its private residences tne enter-: '
prise of its citizens and the cultivated tone, , -,
of its society. Oxford enjoys a high repu-'
itatibU as an "educational points?;'- From .-S
our Ridgeway letter you will find that oyer,
SOO't'ons bf fruit have been shipped frbm
that place dunng . tne present .seasons , 'i ne i t
fruit production of Warren r will compete -with
almost ariy' courity in' the State, and' '
has proven to be a very profitable business,-
Ward was handlihg a pistbl Monday,' when -'
1 .i iisuu toil ttnuo. iiity nvuu
it accidentally went off and wounded J alia , ?
Gray, colored.' ; Only a flesh wound in the
arm -!ti General Leach was "welcomed' c-"-totWilsou.'
with a large banner, stretched
across Nash street with the following
words bn itV "Iri 1880 Gen Leach saidt J
An Ethiopian cannot change his skin nor ,. , r
a leopard his spots : but my. God I f ellow-
ciiizens,fhoW quick a-whitemaribecoriiesa''
nigger.when he ioins the Radical party.'
Hs speech reminded us of a donkey bray,-
mg ot'a lunaracrsididoes orine- Indian war'-'
dance, We hardly .know , whicbrbut rather-. rt
tnmK. iwas an 01 inem, compinea. tie
said that he was telling the truth. We arc ,
glad he told - us, for had he not we would
have believed the reverse,- but now we have.
his word, and we believe so still.
JNew Jiserne uowrrwu;: rxissmg ,
race oti Wednesday riight between a' young ' ' T
lady and gentlenaan at a sociable at ttttk .n n
on Middle street. .The iady wonr,scoring ,
498 to 496.i '"Honey in the gourde -
To-day(25th) is the anmversary of .the bat- p.
tleofiteams's Stationt which occurred on J
the 25th : of 'August, 1864 : In this battiO 'W
Cooke's, Lane's and McRae's . North Caro-. v. , ,
lina brigades' highly distinguished 'them'-'"' '
selves; . The coolness: with . which: ;theyi- j
rushed upon th . enemy s strongfortifica-.
tioii'bri that day has been justly regarded "
as one pf the - most brilliant oasnes 01 tne r;-.u
war. - -Onslow dots: .Mr. Lot Gregory, ,t
is ahead on snakes - he - killed si x rattle-
snakes in;Onevweekr s.One bf them had six- "
teen rattles, was six feet long andr as large ; fV
round as a' 25-jionrid white lead keg. l i An-'-: '
other. man-rI forget the name-r-killed one ;
with two Gats and three fox squirrels, one ;
large rabbit and a tame cat inside of him.'
Jong account ;bf the recent'discussion at that -, tn
place , between mr. j?'. ti. jsuspqe ana
Messrs: Leach and Price,' Republic ; As-1
sistants.fjWe glean a few. passages..Ul.i..
the, flatulent and profane Leach it said: His
speech throughout 'abounded inidemagog-'1''' J'
isnit; Latin and French quotations, ,and
slang phrases in. endless ; number.- We
speak the sentiment of those who heard,
huriwheii wb 'say his speech - made no im- '
pressipp and was i regarded by- the -entire ; '
corpmunity as the speech ot a wen SKuiea,
'experienced :old demagogue. -Mr. Busbee -is
thus ref errsd to in part :( As late as June .. . ? ;
Mr Leach had said in the presence of more 1 . '
than one gentleman that he had no idea' of "s
leaving the white man's party, and.te-day i;, .
joe S was stumping.; .ine-- otate against tnat .
party..; '; Mr. Busbee was particularly forces '
fuliin his.reriiarks on! Leach's -prohibition- ..
record and showed that during the agita-"' . .
tion. of the question he had not opened Jiis' i
mouth against it and had said that "there t
was hot money enough in North -Carolina '
to make ;5him i open 5 his mouth against j-,
the bill." " Now that it has been finally. .
settled -:-Leach was :' very -; blatant ' in -'
his i advocacy, of anti-prohibition.? :i There f -is
. no kind - of "doubt but . that Mr.
Leach felt hacked and realized, that he had ni:
been, worsted .in theencounter as -was . ..
evinced in his rejoinder, which was mark- ,
ed, if possible, with more bitterness than '
his first effort.- , His ; arraignment ; of - the . .
press' and his abuse ofthe purposes, to x.
which editors lent i their columns; was ithe
most bitter- and malignant we have? ever ,.
heard.'. The North Carolina State press
was stigmatized as purchaseable, licentious, -
subsidized and perverted. - Nothing seemed . ,
to be too bad to say about the newspapers . .
in the State. 5 Price-bore himself, nruch
more decently. Of him the Advance says ;
Mr. j Price Spoke considerably over an hour.
!ser, colored while diggmg a well near Mid
way ast week, had his leg broken.. He
was being drawn from the well at the time.
to a caim, coiiectea. aigninea manner, ana ,
his speech -was 'marked almost uniformly ,-. '
with moderation and- what he seemed to .
think was honest candors He said he was, ' 't .
he supposed, a Liberal, but in no sense a y.
Republican and that if the ' Republican;'
party "endorsed the candidates of his party,.;
1 that he had : nothing to do with that It ' '
was a matter for the Republicans. .
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