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WILMINGTON, N. C, THRUSDAY MORNING, AUGUST 19, 1869
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them from sending in their names, we'll
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hood ; and to the one who sends us the
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. Dots "Squire (?) know what ; an
other Justice of the Peace; wrote himself
down ? j
. It Bcems Mr. Stevenson's5 name was men
tioned as being arrested as one of the rioters.
The mistake arose in the names of th wit
nesses getting mixed up with those arrested.
Mr. S. was summoned as a witness and was
The friends of Col. Robert Cowan desire
the statement to be made that he was not
the "Mr. Cowan" referred to in our columns
aa using threatening language and endeav
oring to excite a mob to vise violence to
ward Senator Abbott and other republi
cans. " . r ;
Said Dogberry, " write me down an ass."
"I willf consult iny coun-
Years may passs over her head, but if be
i ucvolcncc ,aml yirtue dwell in her heart, she
is cheerful as w hen the spring of life open
ed to hcMicw. When, wc look at a good
woman we never think oi her age. She
lnnlv-A na rlmrminrr n.q when the rOSCS of
yOuth first' blopmed on ! her cheek. That
rose not faded yet it never will fade. In
. lier neighborhood :she is the friend and
; benefactor. Whodocs not respect and love
the woman who has passed her days in acts
' of kindness and mercy ? We repeat such a
woman can never grow old. She will al
ways be Iresh and buoyant in spirit and ac
tive in humble deeds of benevolence .
How to cure Tobacco Chewing. 1.
' make the most of your tcUX. Drdp tobacco,
and resolva never to use it again, in any
form. ;' ' ; ;
9 fft t.n onAfl.nnnrP ftTld'bUV ten CCntfl
worth of Gentian root, coarsely ground.
3. Take as much of it after each meal, or
or oftcner, aa amounts ta a ctmmon quid
's of "fine-cut" or "cavendish."
4. Chew it well, and swalloiv all
saliva, j . ' '.
5. Continue this a few, weeks, and
will conie off conqueror v
and thank us.
i Witli reference to the conspiracy case
witnesses cW Mallett, Jr., Zeb. Mosely
and Wv; II. Mooro in their testimony stated
that " Chas. Arby was not with the party at
n- ,1 nnnr streets, out came
corner oixtu anu v"uov r
across them at the corhcr of Third and Mar-
kct, and that he, was not with them at any
time nre vious "
He was on his way home from visiting a
across the crowd
at that corner, and had no connection with
their plot whatever, and was not aware that
any plot existed while with the crowd.
The City Marshal who placed him under
arrest having ascertained that the arrest was
a mistake struck his name from the list of
those who were tried, and ho was not tried
A J ustice of . the Peace who is so ignorant
that he has to " consult counsel " is certainly
worthy of " contempt."
I'll Take What Father Takes.
There is food for thought, in the story
that is told of a young lad, who for the first
time accompanied his father to a public
dinner. The waiter asked him, 'What will
you take to drink Hesitating a moment
he replied, "I'll take what father takes."
The answer reached his fathera car, and in
stantly the full responsibility of his position
flashed npon him. Quicker than lightning
various thoughts passed through his mind,
and in a moment his decision was made;
and in tones trembling with emotion, and
to the astonishment of thuss who knew as
tonishment of all who knew him, he 6aid,
"Waiter, I'll take water' " "
There are a good many plantation hands
who are Justices of the Peace. Is it a "con
tempt Of Court" to declare one of these
4 hands j ignorant ?
" Post No Bills." Among the greatest
nuisances of a city are the bill posters. One
can scarcely turn a corner without having
the inevitable patent medicine posters star
ing them in the face. They are on fences
trees, lamp posts, houses, everywhere. A
builder the other evening left his work
with about a foot of wall above the ground,
and returning next morning found it cover
ed with bills pictures of a corpulent, Al-dermanic-looking,
chap handing a bottle of
stuff to a gander necked, stooping, beanpole-looking
individual invitations to "Try
the new bamboozle, high-prcss'urc, honey
lugle bitters," etc., and we have even seen
their vile, dirty prints on the doors of
churchcs, which is going " a leetle too fur."
, The " contempt " the Republicans of the
city ol "Wilmington feel for one man betray
ing his party can only be equalled by the
contempt the public must have for a
"judge" who consults "counsel" before
Rules worth knowing. The following
rules for the care of persons apparently
drowned are the nly short, concise, and
full directions yet published :
f 1. Lay drowned man at once flat ; .ou his
stomach with his face to the ground a fold
ed coat or bundle under his chest.
2. Place your hands fiat between his shoul
dcrblades and make firm pressure, so as to
squeeze the air out of his chest ; then turn
he body slowly on to ouc side and a little
beyond. Replace him quickly on his face.
Count four, to mark four seconds of time,
ana then repeat the process, commencing
oy squeezing the air out of the chest again'
3.i W et clothes should be removed " and
dry ones substituted each by-stander con
tributing. The body should be rubbed dry
briskly, and the face kept from contact with
ground by an assistant.
4. do not squeeze the air out)of the patient's
chest if he is breathing, but wait and watch
merely drying the body and changing the
Trie Eagle and the Buzzards. A
fablo issaid to be a means -of conveying
truth so that even " though a man be a fool"
he need not fail to comprehend. The age
of fables is said to have passed away but
there arc many journals conducted by men
who certainly believe in the fabulous for
they can state nothing that has even the
appearance of truth. Thus the eagle found
who fell among buzzards : he found that
these filthy and low bred birds befouled
their own nests or corners, but never com
prehended the fact that an eagle soaring
near could comprehend the depth of nasti
ness these buzzards delighted to cherish.
Little Jack Plane never wrote a composi
tion on birds that loved to associato with
buzzards, but a Malay once in Wilmingtom
owned a whole brood of the carrion bird
kind and trained them, to hunt for stray
birds of nobler breed even as the thieving
barons of old trained hawks to fly at doves
or game of larger size. A coward was the
owner of these beastly birds," and he never
let his vile brood fly abroad unless where
numbers could swarm around one of nobler
origin. It so fell that once an " eagle soar
ing in his flight" was struck at and hurt,
but the act was no sooner done than men
took up the quarrel and the coward owner
and his brood were smothered in their nests.
The moral of all this will yet be seen even
" on the Cape Fear."
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glow with the Bloom ot Youth, and imparts a
fresh, plump appearance to the countenance.
No Lady need complain of her Complexion
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The best thing to dress the hair with is Lyon's
Koskoo. the arcaL Liver InMaorator. Blood JPu-
refter. and Innovator, prepared by Dr. J. J. Law-
! rence, the celebrated Physician and Chemist, is a
safe, pleasant, and reliable remedy, lor the
prevention and curb of all diseases caused by a
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It regulates tie secretions, eradicates all
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For sale by E. Willis, WUmington, N; 0.
' r CORRESPONDENCE.
Wilmington, N. C, August 17, 1669.
We submit the following as i a complete
record of the transaction as explained by
the lettera and " noto" published below.
G. Z. Fbench.
GEN. ABBOTT TO MR, ENGELHARD.
Received 10 P. M. the 10tn. J
Wilmington, N. C. Aug. 10, 1869.
J. A. Engelhard, Esq., Editor of the Journal :
Sm : I think it is proper to inform you
that I am the writer of the article in the
Wilmington Post, entitled " Misrepresenta
tions of our Public Men Senator Abbott.1'
I am, sir,
Jos. C. Abbott.
Notb. A verbal message was received by
Major Engelhard from Gen. Abbott, stating
that under no earthly considerations would
he fight a duel.
MR, ENGELHARD TO GEN. ABBOTT.
August 13th, 1860.
Sir : Since your note to me announcing
yourself the author of an offensive article
which appeared ia the Wilmington Post of
Saturday last, I have made every effort in
my power, publicly and privately, to meet
with you for the purpose of obtaining the
satisfaction which I regard as due. You
have prevented this by remaining in your
office and home, or on the few occasions
when on the street you were so flanked by
the officers of the law that I was unable to
chastise you as I designed.
I have learned that within the last twenty
four hours you have been bound over under
bond to keep the peace. How far1 you were
a party to this transaction I do not now
propose to consider. If any hostile meeting
should take place between us, I am author
ized by several responsible gentlemen . of
Wilmington to say that arrangements have
been made to deposit the amount of the
bond in the Banking House of James Daw
son, subject to its legal enforcement.
Under these circumstances my object now
is to inquire whether you will accept a chal
lenge from me ?
I am, sir, &c,
Jos. A. Engei
To Gen. Jos. C. Abbott,
Wilmington, N. C.
GEN. ABBOTT TO F. W. KERCUNER.
Wilmington, N. C, Aug. 14, 1869.
F. W. Kerchner, Esq., p
Sir: The communication presented to
me by you yesterday I decline to receive, on
account of its offensive character, and I
herewith return it. It contains insinuations
and reflections which ono gentleman should
not address to another.
Whenever the writer of the letter men
tioned chooses to address to me a civil com
munication it will receive prompt attention.
until that time 1 decline any intercourse
JosErn C. Abbott.
MR. ENGELHARD TO GEN. ABBOTT.
Wilmington, N. C, Aug. 14, 1869.
4 o'clock, P. M.
Sir : In reply to your note of this morn
ing, to Mr. Kerchner, in which you object
to the language of my communication of
yesterday, I have to say that my only ol
ject in addressing you that communication,
as well as the present one, was to ascertain
whether you would accept a challenge if
one should be sent by me. I therefore
withdraw the communication of yesterday,
and without further comment put the ques
tion direct, would you accept a challerse
from me ? An immediate answer is respect
I am sir,
Jos. A. Engelhard;
To Gen. J. C. Abbott, Present.
GEN. ABBOTT TO MR. ENGELHARD.
Wilmington, N. C,
August 14, 1869 5i P. M.
Major Jos. A. Engelhard :
Sir : I hereby acknowledge the receipt
of your letter of this date, requesting to be
informed whether, if challenged by you, I
would accept. In reply I have to say in case
I should receive a challenge from you, I will
take the1 matter into consideration and for
ward to you an early answer.
I am, sir,
Joseph C. Abbott.
MR. ENGELHARD TO GEN. ABBOTT.
South Carolina, Aug; 15th, 1869.
Sir : In reply to your last communica
tion, I have to say that the inference to be
drawn therefrom is that if challenged you
will accept. You have already informed
me that you are the author of the insulting
article which appeared in the Wilmington
Post of the 8th of August. You must now
make a full retraction ot the contents of that
article and an apology for publishing it, or
give me the satisfaction to which I am en-
tittled in accordance with the Code of
Honor. I am, sir,
Jos. A. Engelhabd.
To Gen'l J. C. Abbott, Wilmington; N. C.
GEN. ABBOTT TO MR. ENGELHARD.
Received 1 P. M , 16th August.J
Wilmington, N. C, Aug. 16, 18G9.
Major J. A. Engelhard :
Sir: I hereby acknowledge the receipt
of your note of last evening, in which you
demand a retraction and an apology lor the
language used by me in the Post of August
8, and mumate that unless i maKc a retrac
tion and apology you will send me a chal
lenge. The language of your note is such
that I at last have an opportunity to state
my position in this controversy.
For more than a year I have been almost
constantly assailed in my private character
and in matters affecting my private charac
ter in the columns of the newspaper tor
which you are responsible. I object to no
discussions"or criticisms of my public acts ;
but those assaults to which I allude have
been personal and calculated to affect in ju
riously my character . and gtanding among
Coupled with these; atttacks on my char
aclpf have been constant misrepresentations
of hie in public matters. Examples of all
thjse I could- trasily adduce from your col
ur ns, but that is needless, as they are
d itless as fresh in your mind as in mine.
T ese attacks and slanders, and allusions
te ding to disgrace me, finally became in
supportable, inconsistent with" self respect,
at I I determined to. put a stop to them if
pcfesible. I wrote the article in the Post of
Afcgust 8th as an initiatory to redress. The
language of the article was, it is true, strong
att transcended the ordinary rules of cour
teous speech. But the provocation had
bee l long continued and reat; and if more
blcitly expressed it stuck no deeper in
asj srsions than much which you have pub
lis! ed against mej
f I have insulted you, you also have as
gri ;vously insulted me, and your long con
tin xed insults were begun and continued
without the faintest shadow ot provocation.
Thua the caso fcat! - -f iham.
tHarnuscarof unpipvoked calumny, and you
the target oiTone single shot. My attach
was mado after long suffering and forbear
ance, and yours without provocation and in
Under these circumstances I have to say
that I am ready for any amicable and hon
orable adjustment of these personal diffi
culties. Believing that I an equally ag
grieved with yourself, I am ready to meet
the question fairly and honorably and ami
cably, and concede where I am met by con
cession. I therefore say that lam prepared
to make a satisfactory retraction and apol
ogy for my own language when I see any
indication that I shall be afterwards met by
a similar temper on your part, and I may
add that I am quiteindifferent as to the
particular etiquette by which the proposed
settlement is accomplished.
I am, sir,
i Very respectfully,
JOSEPH U. ABBOTT. U
GEN. RANSOM AND MACRAE TO GENERAL!
Wilmington, N. C. Aug. 16,1869.
Gen. Joseph C. Abbott :
Sir: Your note of this date in reply to
that of Major Engelhard of the loth inst.,
which we had the honor to deliver, is re
ceived. We must express our surprise at your con
ception of the meaning of his note and the
tenor of your reply. " Conceding, however,
that you have misconceived the intention of
Major Engelhardj who is now absent from
this city, as his acting friends, we are in
structed only to receive a categorical answer
A. J f 1 IT t .1 i it
to cne aemanas aircaay maue, to wit : iua.n
you retract the ofiensive portions ot the arti
cle which appeared in the vv llmmgton P
of the 8th inst., the authorship of which yf4
have assumed, and apologize for the sa
or Kive him that satisfaction which
gentleman can demand of another agrcca
to the Code of Honor.
Wo have the honor to be,
Your ob't servants,
' R. Ransom,
Hn. Ed. Cantwell and G. Z. French
to Gens. Ransom and MacRae.
To Gen. R. Ransom and Gen. Wm. MacRae:.
Gentlemen : -By authority of Gen1! Ab
bolt, and being fully empowered by him, in
his name, wc retract in full the article in
the' Tost of the 8th inst., reflecting on Major
Engelhard,. and express regret? that it was
written and published.
vVcnow, in justice, expect that General
Abbott will be met in the same generous
spirit, and that the rellections mado upon
his private character in the Journal be re
tracted f ! -
Wc are, gentleincin,
Your ob't serv'ts,
' Geo. Z. FRENcn.
gens. ransom and macrae to hon. ed.
cantwell And geo. z. French. !
Wilmington N. C, Aug. 10th 1869.
To Judge Ed. Cantwell and G. Z. French,
Esq : i
Gentlemen : Your note retracting, for
Gen. Abbott, the, article in the Post of the
8th, inst, is received, and v,7e, acting for
Major Engelhard, and by his authority, ac
cept the amende.; :
Injustice to both Gen. Abbott and Major
Engelhard, we state that anything which
has appeared in the Journal has not been
intended to assault the private character of
Gen. Abbott and it is regretted that it
should have been so construed.
We are, gentlemen,
Your most ob't serv'ts,
Signed! ! R. Ransom, !
LETTERS FROM THE PEOPLE.
Wilmington, Aug. 15, 1869.
Editor of the Post:
The poetry,." For the Post," in this day's
issue, signed " Glaincus," is a plagiarism out.
of the " whole cloth," word for word, and
every point in its place. See Town's Third
We arc informed by our critical friend
that the above is a mistake ; that only a
part of "The Field Flowers" is in the
General Dockery is at the Yarborough
The land and
New Berne is doing well.
The Standard appears in new shape wsth
the name oi H. G. Pike as sole editor.
A great revival of religion is in progress
at Myrtle Branch Baptist church, Brunswick
A man in Rowan county recent'y killed
800 martin at 4 shots with a double-barrelled
Hillsborp has been visited by Ku Klux
an-a general jail delivery taken place. A
colored prisoner taken out and shot.
The Tarboro Southerner has become re
constructed and pledges itself to support
'Universal suffraga and Universrl amncs-
Wm. Jones, of Orange, became insane
from the loss of his barn by fire a few days
ago, and committed suicide by cutting his
There has been " quite a shower " at Ral
eigh. The Standard office was struck by
lightning, but it glanced off the pike end of
the lightning rod.
Rev. S. S. Ashley, State Superintendc:
of Education, ttas gone to Trenton, N.T; to
attend the Convention of the National Edu
In New Berne grapes are coming into
market but the price is high as yet. The
quantity and quality bids fair to bo very sat
satisfactory this year.
Washington C. Kerr, Esq., State Geolo
gist, was appointed and accepted the ap
pointment, to deliver the Annual Address
at the approaching State Fair,
The New Berne Times states ; Among
the men who feel the most hopeful for the
future are the farmers. Their crops look
welt. The season is so far advanced that
unless some entirely unforscen misfortune
occurs there will be a large and veiy remu
nerative crop. Cotton in all parts of the
South is looking well.
The drouth in this county is very severe.
In! the eastern part of the county, little rain
has fallen since early in June. Corn ia
burning on the ground. At the present
prospect, tho crop in the county will not be
more than half the usual average. The cot
ton plants have boiled very well, but unless
rain comes soon the bolls ' will fall The
drouth is yery severe through the counties
or Orange, Alamance. CaawfiTT pr n,,.-
ford, and Rockingham, and tho farmers arc
gloomy in consequence. Standard.
Another Brutal Murdkh rmS
CONTY M. I. ShEPARD fiirn-r v
Ruffians They are Stilt. ir i,,n
Another murder was committed in Jones
county Monday evening about fi nviir
which for barbarism, cowardice and fiend
tfhncss is only equaled by the murder of
Sheriff Colgrove at the same pla6e a few
months ago. The murdered man is M I.
Shepard, an honest and industrious hard
working nan. He came to this section of
the counjtryjrom the North several years
ago, married in Chatham county and has
been a rrsidpnt nf t Anna 1 . .
years, l a was last year a Justice of the
Peace, at J at tho time of his death was
one of the County Commissioners and also a
Colonel in the militia.
Information received late yesterday after
noon from Jones county is to the effect that
two of tho murderers have been captured,
and afterwards escaped, but not till they
had been identified by their captors.
Deputy Sheriff Joseph Smith, Caswell
Askew, John Stanley, Fred Taylor and
Gilbert, and other citizens, all white men,
together with a detachment of the late Co).
Shephard's militia, started Monday nightjiu
pursuit of the murderers, and captured two
white men, old residents of the county, with
faces blackened. Their names are Frank
Nobles and John Ballard. While returning
to Trenton, and when within a mile of tho
villagsr the prisoners sprang from their
guards, and though they, were Jred at they
made their escape. This report is corrob
orated by white men, citizens of Jones coun
ty. As further details of the affair come to
our notice we shall publish them.
The receipts from revenue to-day amouuts
to three hundred thousand dollars.
There are no indications of the reported
shange in the Cabinet at the war office.
& Washington, dispatch dated Aug. 17,
i that Secretary Rawlins says that Gcn-
. anby will not exact the test oatu irom
rFenian Colonel Naclc jumped from a
tvns ) in New York and was killed. He
iojjj j.ne, anu lmaiucu uu vtim. vvtuA
rjy. itishpiisjn. .
euncrfaenue 'inperviaors oi xiew xorK,
lOhsuitini? over wbiskev frauds., which nn.
-. - - ,
pear to have never been so gross as now.
Secretary Rollins is determined to wrosccute
to the utmost every violation of law:
President Grant telegraphs General Gren -
ville M. Dodge, tendering him the Secretary
fship of War vice Rawliis, woo desires re
crement on account of bad health. Dodge
sat present cmci .bugsneer Union Pacific
Judge Dent has written Boutwell a' rc-
monBtrativo and denunciary letter wherein
he iays: "By some strange dexterous
management,5and occult political strategy,
you hape so worked upon the confidence
of the President as to cause him to flourish
the clnb with which you intend to break
From London. A London despatch
dated Aug. i7, states that the betting hero
is three to one against the Harvard, crew inr
the forthcoming boat raee.
A great riot has occurred among miners
at Sherfield. .
Thirty thbusand Orangemen made a de
monstration at Elowes, Ireland, , Monday.
Resolutions adopted denounce the Disestab
lishment policy of the British goverdment.
Paper and Envelopes.
RECEIVED BY STEAMER TO-DAY A
large assortment of
NOTE PAPER and
American and French
in endless variety.
For laic at
Live Book Store,
36 Market Street.
A Proclamation by His Ex-'
'cellcncy Gov. Holdcn.
A Reward of Five IIndred Dollars for
each of the Murderers of Col.
HI. L. Shepard.
ExiECUTivfi Department op Nobth Carolina,
Raleigh, August 17th, lboa.
WHEREAS, Information has just reached
thU Department, that on Monday, the
16th day ot August, LSG9, a body of armed men
TPPnf in tho mill of (Col. M. L. Shepakd. (near
Trenton, in the county of Jones,) the Colonel of
Justice of the Peace, and then and there did
murder Col. M. L. Shepard.
Now, therefore, I, W. W. IIolden, Governor
of the State of North Carolina, do issue this my
Proclamation, offering a reward of Five Hun
dred Dollars, for tie apprehension and such
evidence aa will lead to the conviction of each
person engaged in the aforesaid murder.
UOne au our vii.y "a
iL. s.l day of August, 1809, and in the hmetyT
iniru year vi uui vu-w.
.. W. W. IIOLDEN, Governor.
By the Governor : ,
W. R. Richabdsow, Private Secretary,
JAMES U CARRAVAYi
HAIR DRESSING, SHAVING A 5?a
SOUTS FRONT STREET,
T ESPEOTFULLY SOL1C1T8 A CONTIN
JL UED share of public patronage. Children's
hair cut for 25 cents each. ' . .;
may 3 269-tf