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TUB RIONBOq DOCTRIDE.
It is now manifest that the Monroe
doctrine will be
maintained on the
part of the United States in
to foreign intervention in- the
of this country.) The .House com
mittee on Foreign Affairs have re
ported strongly favoring the assertion
of the doctrine that Americana mast
rule America. To this end Congress
is asked to declare that no European
power, shall be allowed to interfere
with the concerns : of this conti
nent that no public works shall be
constructed " by jany foreign power,
and that if a canal is constructed
across the Isthmus .of Panama ' or
elsewhere, it shall , not be controlled
by any foreign power, shall be free to
the commerce of, Che world,, and no
discrimination ; is ever to be made
agaiost the Unite d States. ;
The telegraphic"' summary, of pro
ceedings state tb it the committee re
viewed in ' theii Teport' the whole
question involved in the Monroe doc
trine. We have not seen it as yet.
The literature of the subject is some
what yoluminouf, we suppose. J j Both
England and America, as well as
other countries, will contribute to
r weir the 'mater .al .We remember
ftat Mr. Canning,' Lord Brougham
and others, on ' the British side, had
much to1 say about the
trine. In this country
prominent politician of the past had
more or less hand in the discuasion
concerning the American doctrine.
Writers upon international law, like
Wheato'n- and Woolsey, have j dis
cussed iu- i ' - . . i
n a discussion during Pblks f Ad
ministration relative to the: United
States .becoming : the protector of
Yucatan, Mr. Calhoun made a speech
in' which he analyzed the doctrine in
his clear luminous, plain way, and he
maintained that the Monroe doctrine
had nothing whatever to do with the
question then before the Senate. Mr.
Calhoun was a member of . President
'Monroe's Cabinet." ;; He said John
Qaincy Adams inserted the dogma of
colonization in! the message and it
was never submitted the Cabinet.
The President had in: contemplation
oppression and interference on the
part of allied powers.: .During the
war of the States the doctrine came
to the front when Fraqce sent troops
to Mexico under Maximilian. 1 J I 4
Heretofore the doctrine has. been
limited more to a simple declaration
than a well defined policy. Congress
never indorsed it. In fact the House
once repudiated the seoond and third
divisions of it. . There are many who
bold that it would be an unwarranted
interpretation' to apply the'Monroe
doctrine to the construction of a ship
canal. The qnestioo will open up no
little discussion, we anticipate, a The
ilouse will for the first time distinct
ly affirm' the ; ioctrine of President
Monroe as thi true policy of . this
country. If the bill as reported passes,
it will go even beyond what' was. con
templated by President Monroe in
his message, or by the feature of co
lonization interpolated by Mr. Adams.
We notice some advise given; to
Southern planters ; by Mr. , S. -7R..
Cockrill, Vice President of the Mis-
- . . . , - - . . ...
sissippL Valley Cotton Planters' As
sociation, concerning the Clement
Attachment that is worth publishing.
It is to spin their cotton into yarns
in the field by means of the Attach
ment. The Stab copied sometime
ago some- such 1 advise," and : also; a
calculation quite similarHo Mr Cock
';V -T-! ?
rilft. il He thinks the iraw cotton can ,
bf doubled 4n ; valae yby raanuifaeiiprv
ingH, at horn,'and hefisWrUinly hot
ihat thVirop.iwpuIdifeuir $i&Q-jm.
OOOiif 2c6nveft$dititb'3y alrfi jfle
takes 100 bales as a basis of c'alcuta
Mpn. , At JO, ,oenjtr-a ppuiulr.iL would,
felch $4,500. , Mananwrtd o$inloe
farmer,,. i4H& ad yises planferto com-
bine and have a Clement to cost from
$2,00010 $5,000 j5'By.the;use-6fj the
Attach men t in 'thir way' he thinfelln
a few yeartf theSouth; ir6uldehaveii
lOjOOO.OQo'spindles by which -5,000,-"
0Q0 baleB could f be mibufaotured.
Tb it would riqdTe kH lveVagV6f:2bo
with: 2,50G: piodiesri eclrj?aBanhe
thinks the latter stzs would :!bebest
toVegin wjth, since th;imills cdatdJba
enlarged j afterwards,, if . found, ad
d5 Mr.' CookriH asks this question: ?
f "Why are we compelled, to-send to Eu
rope f Because they hava the spindles and I
o imto uui, luo smuies are tour
tboasaod miles from the cotton fields now
and -we, the cotton growers, have -it in our
power to put them up in the? cotton fields
and spin the new cotton Into thread aad
make bales of your yarn worth from t80 to
$100 per ble.n - J - ' - - . .1 .
It would look from the t confident
manner with which i this Southern
planter writes that he-at least bad no
doubt of the great utility of the At
tachment, and- upon it based. large
hopes of future wealth ior the South.
We can only wish thaV' he .does not
overestimate the rfniportance .'of jthe
Attachment. - If itjs: whatis claimed,
and what : experiments, show: it to be,'
we cannot-see why 'it is not alto
gether feasible for farmers' who aVe
not strong enough. to .have one : each
for tbeirf own use to ; combine' and
hafe one for two; foor,- or - a: half
cldzen farmers. ;- " ' : " ';' '
At the meeting of the Grand Lodge
of the Koights of Pythias, held at
Goldshoro, Mr. j Al BonitZi the in
defatigable editor: and proprietor of
the '3fe8sengert x was elected ; Grand
Chancellor of . the Jurisdiction' of
North Carolina; ; He received nearly
all ! of the votes. Tfre '- jseieetion- of
our editorial . brother js : a. ; fortunate
one,, and the' compliment is well
deserved.3; We fee gurehe will make
a most efficient officer.TZ The flourish,
ing Order is to be felicitated - upon
its selection. : We learn; ' from - the
Messenger that the officers : elected
for: the next vear are as follows :
1 "Grand Chancellor J. A. Quoits. i. .
j"Vice Grand Chancellor (J. R. Jones.
Grand Prelnte Rev. Wm Byrd
I Grand" Muter of Exchequer R T.
Scaniia. ; c '. : ' . . :v.
i VGrand -Keeper of Records -and- Seal
J. W. PbQfipi , . . . . ... - - . . .
"Grand Representative to the Supreme
Lodges JobL.:DadIey. '
"The Jiouc for. the installation of ithe
officers was fixed for 7 o'clock. P. &L on
Thursday - . . '. ,..'k ; :
LINE AND SCiLBf
i- The' conduct
of .Geh. Pettierew's
fine Brigade in the memorable charge
at Gettysburg on the third day lias
received due r: atVention f in these
cblumhs.' and ' we"do". not 1 propose to
go into the: matter: again. , But! the
conduct of two other: North Caro
lina Brigades on - the; Bame fateful
day has not received the'attention at
our hands that they deserved. ; It is
well known that all of the writers of
Virginia w ho . h a've' - essay ed J to I tell
the story of Gettysburg have 'glori
fied Pickett8 Division at the expense
of alt other troopr engagedV and have
tried to make tbe! world : believe that
the only heroes at Gettysburg were
the gallantjVirgtnia Piyisiou; So in
flueh tialis reiterated b assertion, that
tens J of 4 thousands 5 of newspaper
readers have' accepted t his statement
this sort of : peryersiott of the truth
of history. .''jSome ; of the Northern
writers have iaken" upC the Virginia
account and given it wider pub licity.
" The. splendid map, of.' the battle
field prepared with Lhe utmost: labor
and care and Walter a'personal inspeo--tion
of the 'ground :upon. which the
deathStr'ugglej bocurred, " : and: after
extensive;, correspondence , with eye-;
witnesses ) iu both armies, -T by ; CoL
Batchelor, (we believe .this is the cor-;
reot orthogiaphy) of Massachusetts,'
will aid the future conscientious his
torian no little in arriving , at the
truth of the matter. But other ma
terial is gathering also for the eluci
dation and illustration of. the - third
day's-fightj and after awhile we may
hope hat , even " Virginians will un
derstand that there, were other troops
at Gettysburg that , fought as splen
didly, that suffered : as greatly, and
that deserved everyway - as :. much
yarns it would bring 20 behTsk-piHind
!. . -H.i-. ; 1 .
aoteditiigtfits? idwo dashing : soldiery;
There 2iv bt brigade in Pickett's
commacothat lot as :many men as
did Pettigi'ew's Jiforth Carolina Brig
m$ in'.Heth1 Divfei6n;:A.tf
tipn- to the two very interesting let-
l..jL till I'.t - V 'if.'! '. 7 rrf'l J'i'
fcen irom me pen 91 ' iuajor ; ener at
LlSjLi Trimble, of Maryland. OhOof
these letters' beats the date : of Oo
iOyir wing land Ot -Dectd The
other is dated November 24th,
a44k was written; tot Mai. John
Daniel;" of Lynchburff. : Va." The
entire letters merit richly to be pub-i
iisueu in every paper in xioriu varo
xnoh purpose to teWiohat he says as
to draw attention to the fact that a
very gallant soldier of Maryland has'
given " the :. most distinct, emphatic
r and; perspicuous testimony to the
conspicuous valor of two Korthi Car
olina Brigades Jq the, great .charge at
Gettysburg on the sanguinary third
day.., .These two.. Brigades ; : were
Lane's and Scales's, and, owing to
the I wound of Gen. , Pender, they
under the command ..of Gen.
true history of that, battle
is yet to be written. He says:-. : .,
1 "No account of the three days' fighting
at that noted town has yet been given that
is not full of errors of fact and enors of
importance, and a truthful relation of the
occurrences of tbose days ;has yet to be
given. The reason Why these mistakes
have been made is, that no. complete study
of the subject; with documentary and other
evidences at hand, has yet been made by a
competent writer. -Those who have treated
the subject have been eye-witnesses of but
apart of the lines, near six miles in circuit,
and hence to make up a full relation of the
teAdfe, must adopt the hasty and erroneous
accounts of others, or call in the aid of
their own Imagination to fill up and em
bellish the picture," 1 . ; . ;. r
ay He then gives . a general plan of
the attack, and shows with ; the
jtmost clearness what 1 part the two
North Carolina Brigades bore in the
conflict. He makes . this remark r in
the putsett ' :H''i idXAAi K'C'
'r "No officer who commanded North Cor
olina troops has ever, that I know of, com
plained of their behavior." ; S p ; ;
3 1 fith Trimble,: A, P. Hill, D. H.
Hill)! Hampton, . Cooke, Laue, and
other Generalalro77 oAeia. who
commanded them are the most unre
served in their praise. We give now
a feWj extracts
..."From the preceding it can be under
stood that Pickett started in his charge
from the Emmettabure road, and Pettinrew
and Trimble started from the top of Semi
nary Ridge. The former about three-fourths
of m mile, the latter one mile and a qaarter
from the enemy's line. t " '
: 'Pickett's line being in view of the ene
my at the start, and nearest to him, would
naturally attract the most attention, and re
ceive at first the severest fire from bla front.
and his division be the first to suffer, as the
one which most threatened the enemy, and,
therefore, the first to be crushed. As soon.
however, as Pettigrew'a and Trimble's di
visions fairly appeared in the open ground
at the top of 8eminary Ridge, furious dis
charges of artillery were poured on them
from the line in their front, and from their
left flank by the; line , which overlapped
them at Gettysburg.- To the artillery fire
was soon added that of small arms in a
I -ceaseless storm as they marched down the
smooth, even slope. 1 i '-i-.K-. -,"It
will be easily understood that as Pick
ett's line was overlapped, by the .Federal
lines on 7u right, and Pettigrew and Trim
ble's front by the Federal lines on vietr lett,
each of these commands had a distinct and
separate discharge of artillery and musketry
to encounter.the one aa severe and incessant
as tbe other, although- Pickett's men-felt iu
intensity sooner than the others,and was the.
first to be crushed under fire, before which
no troops could live, while Pettigrew and
Trimble suffered as much : or more before
the Closer because longer under fire, in con
eeauence of marchine further.
- "The returns of . killed and wounded
show that the other commands lost as beavi
ly as Pickett's; some brigades, more. Not
one of my staff escaped severe wounds.and
all bad their horses killed. .
. .Again, on page 3 2 he says
' "It might with as much truth be said that
Pettierew and Trimble I failed lin their
charge because unsupported by Pickett,
who had been driven back in the crisis of
triaiii tha rcra an1 nrofl nA of1 trt iSitTi
lne simple truin is, tnat ricseu-s, rettio
grew' and Trimble's divisions were literal-
lv 'shot to Dieces.' and the small remnants.
who broke in the, first Federal line, were
too feeble to hold what they had gained,"
' "As to how the North Carolinians
bore themselves in a post desperate
charge and under - the most destruc
tive fire, let the brave and able Mary
lander be lieard: j :
. . -'Notwithstanding the losses as we ad
vanced, tbe men marched with t7ie delibera
tion and accuracy of men on drM,?! observed
the same in Pettigrew'a line When the
latter was within one: hundred and, fifty
yards -from the Emmettsburg" road, they
seemed to sink into the earth - under : the
tempest of fire poured into them. - We
passed over the remnant of their line, and
immediately after some one 'close by my
left, suns: out ribree" cheers" tonne uid
North State when both brigades sent up a
hearty shout: on which 1, said,, to my aid.
'Charley, I believe : those fine fellows are
eoine into the enemy's line.'
f "They did get to the road, and drove the
ODDoeinz line .from it.. They continued
there some minutes, discharging thejr pieces
at tbe enemy. , rue loss Jiere was leariui,
and I knew that no troops could long en
dure it- I was anxious to know how things
went on with tbe troops on our right, and
taking a quick but deliberate ;view of the
neia over wnicn ncsett naav aavanceu.
perceived that the enemy's fire.: seemed .to
slacken then, . and - men in' , squads were
falling back . on the , west side of - the
Emmettsburg road. By this I inferred that
Pickett's division ha J Leen repulsed, and."
if 0. that it would : be a useless tacrine of I
life to continue, the. contest. I therefore
did not attempt to ral! the men who began
to give back from the !2ace.-. As I followed r
the retiriDg line on horseback, at walk, to
the crest of seminary ltiaice,' under the in
creasing dischaTj-;trf--grape;rtbell and
rauasetry. 1 haa causa to ; woEier mwxmji
on could escape woadapf death q i
I But our space is; nf f-Io his jetter
to Maj.aniei he,?
ion and with greater , emphasis that
his two Brigade iere,the lasted jre
tir'em B:saysV:-V4:"" ' Wt)'
BeforeJnv line recalled under a concen
trated fire from my front and" left. I looked
to, the right, where. ricketv's. men bad been, .
seen to advance, ana oeneia noiniDs: out
isolated ? aad iscauer4h remnanta ot
I tte adgs, that w.hq. he ordered) HS;
fo4 vBr;igadesostM 1 back: finally
.slowly, in almost m good order, as
iney naa aavancear ana a nauea tnem
on the. summit of -Seminary Ridge.?
Here .' is wheie , they showed. , theit
highest soldierly . qualities After
making the most " desperate .charge
and sustaining tremendous loss, they
retire, not in disorder, but in excel-r
lent order- nearly as good, says their
General as that which they observed
when they ad vanced I to U the; charge,
and Gen. Trimble says that was done
fwith the deliberation and accuracy
of. men on. dnlu" j p. n j
It needs to be . remembered that
Gen. Cadmus M. Wilcox, so Maji
Paniel says in a letter, to Gen. Trim
ble, told him that he (Ma. ;D.) had
.'made . .'some X errors .as-:; to : the
third day's charge at Gettysburg," in
an address he delivered. Ma j. Dan
iel had followed, we suppose, the old
partial, unjust report that Pollard
and others had given. Be it remem
bered that Geo. Lane, a", brave, mb-
dest and meritorious officer, a Vir
ginian, commanded one of rne lri-
gades, and he has borne ample testi
mony always as to their extraordina
ry qualities in the perhaps thirty bat
tles in which he commanded them. . '
- The Stab is'anxioos to aid in cor
recting the gross and very injurious
errors that have" become a part of
nearly all of the descriptions that
have been written. We hope Mr.
Swinton and other Northern Writers'
Will have their attention' drawn tb
lien. Trimble's two letters. 1 .
There is some excitement in Florid
da. : "One man was killed at Madison,
and another was attacked,but killed
his assailant.. It is alleged that they
were attacked because of their testis
mony in favor of Horatio ; Bisbee,
Jn, the Republican who was seated
recently by a Democratic Congress.
How much truth, if: any, there is in
this we cannot say, but Attorney
General Devens has telegraphed U
S. Judge Settle to go to Madison and
take testimony under, the. protection
of the U. S. marshal and his deputies.
It may . ho only . a. partisan : . liea
Tourgee whopper. ' ' " '
We have drawn attention already
to the proposed cotton exposition at
Atlanta, Ga., next October. We no
tioe'it -is -growing in favor, and in
New: England is exciting due atten
tion. It is thought .$100,000; will be
needed, and the last report ?is there
will be no great ditficulty in raising
it. ; Not only are farmers interested,1
but 'the merchant and factor and
manufacturer. North Carolina should
see to it that she" is nroberl v rebfe-
sented, not by men: but by her pro-
-The Tarboro Southerner has a time.'
ly editorial urging the Legislature to
make provision for the proper repre
sentation of North Carolina at the
World's Fair In New York in 1883.
We second the motion heartily. The
"We trust that some of our broad-
eaueed leeislative stateemen will introduce
a bill .making liberal provision for the hon
orable representation 01 our state among
her sisters.- Every State will have her 'best
foot foremost.' .Why should not North
Carolina ? Every county in the State can
boast some meritorious product, uur tim
ber and mineral wealth, not to mention a
thousand other things, are simply bound
less, i Anything the Legislature may do,:
provided it be nothing niggardly, will be
confirmed and ratmeo." 1
The Philadelphia American takes
the same view of the Jeannelte that
we presented last week. It says .
"We do notobject to the appropriation.
Diuviueu II BUKUI Bl U1B UIUB HUH) a n
making all such expeditions criminal for
the future.' If there were any doubt on the
matter before, it is now . well ascertained
that there is nothing in that; neighborhood
worth finding,- and that such voyages are: a
useless rias or human me and a useless
expenditure of human energy." - . .,
; A Pennsplyanian living in Virginia,
by name. William Stehley, is said, to
m . . h .... . ... ,
have: invented a ship-armor that
threatens to do wonders and revolu
tioniza naval architecture. We will
,0 jiiii A
iuu iuai cuiibains iue mam- viim ui i
om the Sfla but a me "paragtStml
it? Wafiaten1 m$&W. MMi
hkp8 the readeraVof XlheeOTo$fiFj
Silk XTOat Sais ttteTOli V&J.
wag a favorite with the great Scotch
man and for several years was in the
habit of visiting him and having long
walks with . him. - Mr. Conway has
the ability to make a most enjoyable
book. : : . . -: ? ; - ::f.
u (Although -1880" was a very pros
perous year, , there were 31 railroads
sold under, foreclosure, c The total
debt was $166,568,000, with a capital
of $97,3 1300. i But large as . this,'
it is much less thanin 1879. . During
that ' year -r 65 roads were aold with
4,909 miles. Those of 1880' had 3,-
775 miles , ? '' .
Representatives Cox, . tof . Nqw
York and Reagan, , of Texas, had a
very sharp tilt on the River and Har
bor, bill,' during which some, harsh
words were indulged in. . Reagan lost
his temper and enabled the witty and
able Cox. to rather get the better of
him. -, r ' . j 1.
The freshet in the Potomao river
carried away three spans of the Long
Bridge and. severed telegraph com
munication between Washington and
Alexandria. ;: Our press dispatches, on
this account, were cut short last
night. ; -I
The Cape Fear Tobaeeo - Factory Be
- norai-impronmeDiM &e. j J j -,
Workmen were employed yesterday, un
der the direction of Mr. Meadows, one of
the proprietors, in removing the'etock and
machinery of : the Cape Fear Tobacco
Works, located on Chestnut, between tiixtn
and Seventh streets, to tbe store of Mr. C
S. .Bieslnger, cornerjof Sisth and -Edncess
reetaiWhere thev4 t raMain temMra-
rily, it being the intention of the propria
:wn immediate! v with tba view of remov-'
Ing it to a larger and more suitable lot,
where they will have more room. The new
location has not yet been definitely decided
upon, but will be in the course of a day or.
two. At present they have several lots in
view, and will make their choice , from
among them.' ' ; : i
. We learn i from Messrs. Brunhild & Co.'
that it is their intention to. add consider
ably to the size of their present building
and wilt probably increase their operations
to such an extent as to necessitate the ems
ployment of almost, if not quite, double
their present force, and they also expect to
introduce steam into their new establishment:'"--
-; - i
' We are glad to bear of the prospective
improvements, and hope the efforts, and
plans of the proprietors may be crowned
with, continued and; increasing- success.;
Factories are the things to build up cities.
Tbe Btak of Hew HiaoTtr-ananal
cj Meeting; of stoeKboldera " - ". . 1
., - The annual meeting of the stockholders
of "The Bank of New Hanover" was held
at their Banking House at 12 M. yesterday.
: i The meeting was. organized by Mr. Da-
Brutz Cutlar being called to f he chair, and
Mr. Thos. W. Strange being requested to
act as secretary,
Messrs! T. W. Strange and Isaac Bates
were, appointed ,a committee- to -verify
proxies, and there were found to be repre
sented 5,172 shares in person and 1,911 by
proxy. . - s i , v -1. f , -
. The Presiden t "of the Bank made his
report and submitted a detailed statement
of the condiuon of the pnncipaiuank and
its branches, when, upon motion, the report
waa adopted . His sutement showed : the
net earnings of the Bank for the last year
to be over 12 per cent, and for the last six
months a fraction over 7 per cent.
--The following gentlemen -were elected
Directors : 'John Dawson, Donald McRae,
G. ;W. Williams, fl, Yellera, E. B. Borden,
Fred, Kbeinstein, 4. A. Jjealc, Jtt. It.
Bridgers, Chas. M. Stedman, J. W. Atkin
son. Isaac Bates.-- : . ; ? -v 'n-M
v Upon motion, , the meeting then ad
murder la Duplin
. .Wright Quinn, a mah TO years old, was
found murdered in his own house, , in Du
plin county, near the Jones county line, last
week. It seems thai he was i a the set of
getting Supper (as he lived alone), when
some. Send shot him, and then placed : the
body in the. fireplace,' piled a quantity .of
wod on the remains and attempted to
burn them.r As yet no clue has been obn
tained to lead to the identity of the perpe
trator of the hornbje crime. -
Fire In DuplIii-Acclleni,"Ac. , .'
" The house known as therjudije place,'
near Kenansville. ' Duplin' county, and
owned by Mr. L B. Kelly, was destroyed
by fire oa Sunday last. We learn that a
neero woman,-whose name our informant
did not state, caught fire while at the scene
of the conflagration ana baa , her clothing
burned off her body. She will ; probably
diei .Two other persons had their hands
severely burned in try in e to save her.
-"The bouse was occupied by Mr.' Buck
Cobb, who lost the most of his household
effects. ' um m m
A Duplin man BonbeoU
The Einston Journal learns from Mr.
Maxwell, of Duplin, that Aretas Smith was
robbed of about $125 last week. - He bad
been to Wilmington with a raft of turpen
tine and was on his return in company with
four negroes. While asleep, where they had
stbnoed to camp for the nieht. Mr. Smith
was robbed of bis money; ? The officers are
in search of tbe negroes.
'in. j i
Jib S 'C- "I kt
lie JEteveniU Aunuaj slon
Bf and Itodxe oCKnlsbio or Pf in
t Gralisboro Messenger: 4 c tir&
Theelfeventh 'annual session Of the 1
.Or&hd'Iiddfe bf knights bF Pythias f
twio4TEesday; at 11
4 lltjyif 2 oQcers being present
Gv ClfJbln U Dudley
rfc14,:W--J A.JonUz, tro. tetnv X1
nmt? fc'i -int. ilv T'i-- r..4t
TX W-tmVi Jfrempertj prdleta?
CU vfebPflH; Suttpnp;
tern. --iM i f i ii 2 m '- sfii--
iquowing '. were .. ooiigaieu as -7 jt aai
Chancellors' aod took their seats, in
the Grand Lodge, yiz t R..C OrrelL
'Junius Slocumb,' J. : W. Bryan, ; W .
H. H. Cobb, E. M. Panei.N W.Byrd,
Charles B: Jones' T. J. ' tTnderwood
Mr. J. A. Bonitz then, introduced
Ji W. Bryan,' Esq., who; as the re
presentatiye of Kuffln'LiOdge bid the
Urand Lodge a most .cordial ana . ai-.
fectionate: welcome to the communi
ty, in an impromptu speech that: did
him credit and was well received- p
1 Grand t: ;ChancellorxDudIey,t re-
sponded briefly but appropriately on
Denait ot tne rana juoage. ,,r;
:The Grand Uhancellor ; tben react
h La annual report, which, on motion
was referred to a committee of three,
viz: Junius Slocumb-R.rC. Orrell
and Thos.: Sutton, f . t r .
-The report of the Grand Keeper of
Records and Seals was then read, and
on motion of Mr. W.: II. Gerken,'
was referred to the same committee.
So was the report of Supreme Lodge
Representative W. A Guthrie.'
. . . A1TBEITOON SES8I02T. ' i :,
The Grand Lodge met at 3 P. ' M.,
according T to adj ourn ment ' Gran d
Chancellor Dudley presiding.
Messrs..M. L. Lee, Geo, W Ufewey,
Chas. G. Smith, S. G. Hall, Wm.
Bonitz, W. F. Hill and Wi H. Col
lms, were obligated as Past Chancel
The report of the Master, of; .Ex
chequer was read, and referred to .the
oommittee on Finance: ' Tt makes l a
most excellent showing, and affords
evidence that the order is in a grow
ing, flourishing condition in North
Carolina. , I
The following, were ejected Past
Chancellors for meritorious services:
T 'T rk.tU-. T- S XKT A JtmAn .
tf.lli UtHl IS 111 g, BOi II. 'UMBUUDUUi
After considerable discussion the
Grand Lodge decided that the fee for
conferring the beveral grades .01 xtans
by subordinate Lodges shall not be
less than $10.00 on each- applicant,
and that no dispensation be given to
have them conferred: at a less rate.
The ISupreme ; Lodge representatives
were also instructed to use their ut-'
most endeavor to have such'1 legisla-
tion effected as will prevent
fee being established.
i r "5 j if&i SKCOKD VAX.' 1 !
Wednesday. Feb. 9. Grand Chan
cellor Dudley an the . chair. J 1
On motien of W . ti. , uerkio, . a
standing committee of three was ap
pointed on the state of the order.
Committee Thos. EL - Sutton, John
Haar Jr., and Junius Slocumb. if
:J Messrs. J. L. Dudley, IL C Prem
pert, W. H Gerkin; and John Haar,
Jr., were appointed a' committee on
constitution for subordinate lodges,
to submit report at the next session
"J j "- .AITKElI0OBr . SB8SION.vk , !
- Messrs. W. T. Hollowell, S. G.
Hall and J. H. Shultz were aDDOinted
a committee on selecting the place for
the next meeting, t - s j f ;? ?
i The; election of grand: officers for
the ensuing year came up at .4 o'clock
as the special order. I We have pub
nsnea tne omcers eiectea. 1
TUB COTTON CHOP OF 1879.
What the Cenaua Beturna Snow.
The first count 'of the returns re
lating to the Cotton crop of 1879,
made by the census office, gives the
following: o w -
; States. : : Acreage.
Alabama . . . 2,278,890
Arkansas ii.i .....1,009 607
Florida. .;. ...
Louisiana .. .. ......
Mississippi ... . .
Bouth Carolina. ......
; 8,039 "
1,347,864 y 516,462
...... ... 2,138,554 'Ai 788,697
, Total. : .14,064,167 5,566,767
1 Virginia, Missouri and Indian Ter
ritory are not included in Ithis state
ment.5 Some 50,000 or 60,000 bales
will probably require to be added on
.. yt r
The foreign shipments yestetday consist
ed of tbe following : The Swedish barque
Brag?, lot Rotterdam, Holland,' by Messrs.
Robinson & King, with 2,707 barrels of ro
sin': the American barque ; Edmuna men
arcbem. for Liverpool, by Messrs. Alex.
Sprunt & Son, with 677 bales of -cotton and
l.loo barrels or rosin ; the senr. aoou a.
Snow, for Samana. St; Dominzo. bv Messrs,
E. Kidder & Sons, with 121,510 feet lnms
ber and 15.000 shingles ; the scbr. JUucy M.
Collins, for Cape myti, by Messrs. is. Kid
der& Sons, with. 131 53 feet of . lumber
and 98.807 shingles, and. the schr. Ida if.
Eldridge, for ' Arroyo and Ponce,' Porto
Rico, by Messrs. JS. Kidder & ' Sobs, with
214,238 feet OI lumber ana Zif.650 shingles.
Total shipments for-tbe day, 8,857 bbla.
rosin, 677 bales cotton, 466,911 feet lumber
and 35,457 shingles.
ayettevllieimly ' -
43axtoo'.:tae laiartaikiate tUilidubli- W
can ariyjor Governed f- NortW44.
has come. Ht v nres'H edly t fvi -pf a
irohlbiiorJr Tiqtvk Jky.t? V V "
i LReidsVilSr VZfeSa 3 ZmJU lit
yuiuue irr ice, son oi jjeniuei.jL'xice, was at
in tbia-place informed- ua lhal he nad, .
rix hoUis ahd1iftif ori Ufet SatardSy; "We
ShQUld SSV thl i Kr'ir ff(Url'i,b T. .Ti r- -6
fad had li.acj:e8.ia chufaa.aod,2 actea,.iu t
watermeloris, ' all of 'which1 these two tneri'J
teiDdKdJKiU Jsslir-a?' u&yi$ '"1 s.ioiU
il fcensb6jja;P4aot:j Mssra.ii :
Huustoh'S BroT; one of tfie leatfin bnsil -
Bees houses' la Qreensboro. OA MakOikdiLi
bongbi ninttjc thottsapd Jahbitkins Jtumt.i
iiv uiuo iu j u(itui. jucssfs. nuusroo as -
ura nave nought and shipped UTge "quanH
tities or fur during the, present seaaonaud,' y
their business is ihcreaiibg in this line'.
4 i.E flhai4rt hAitLi;te&VX
)umbia & Aogusta roads w dlonly cover the 'V".
present piatforml rNo'Uacki n either 'side ' r
wjll be .embraced under the; roof. - The. "'.
shed wiir be 150x30 feet.; Tf beMiuildiog in
the centre ' will : be 67x16. feet, and will ,
contain seven rooms two. waitioe, rooms.
two baggage rooms, one for each road, two
retiring rooms and a ticket pfflceT-v-"' ..
Piusboro econ?-ZThe friends 1
Of the proposed railroad from Danville - '
along the valley of ll-iw river held a meet-
ing at Graham, oa.tne 2nd inst.r which was
attended by citizens of Alamance Caswell. '
and, Chatham counties, and. much- interest 2 -
waa maniiestea. - -it is with mnch
pleasure that we' are able-to' announce that
there is a probability of our faaviog .a new
ana decent court bouse in Chatham. . 4
Mr. -Holt's i-hoe was itfb vears and Mvm - -
mouths eld, and weighed 619 pounds. ;4 , t 1
v--r- Kinston Journdli - Thercase of
Harrison t. the Commissioners of Jones' '
county, oh the sheriff question, was argued '
before Judge Seymour t at. Chambers last .
Saturday- The decision was reserved. On ''
Monday, .'Mr..Koooce, .'.abe- new - Sheriff : '
elect, gave bond, and ; was . duly qualified., .
-We leain that' fifty convicts will- be"''
assiened by the Legislature for : work: on ,
the Quaker Badge road in Jones and -Ons---. ...
low, ana on the road from Tieoton to the
A. ifeN. C. R. R. Mr. Page has in- -troduced
a bill in the House, to allow the
lands in Jones and Onslow, belonging to '
the Literary Board.to be subject to Ventry." .
This is right The State will. make, no
effort to improve these lands-80,000 actes v '
aod, it', is better to give them away, to -donate
settlers who will improve and pay -
(axon inem, ramer man let them lie idle "
as nOW.I ;u :.';' - r r .' .' t
It seema .-r'
to be pretty well understood that if Gen.
Garfield takes - a Souihern-born man 1 into ' -'
bis Cabinet, it will be Hon. Thos. Setde, of - j
aona (jarouna. xnai is tne ODtnion of
prominent North Carolina Reooblicaiis. and ' !
alsbtof some Northern- Republican Jeadere. . ,. 1
-H A friend 'in this county had been tryiog
ioi a year or two to sell a trac( of land for a
certain sum and failed. He advertised it .
in the Democrat, and in a short time sold the ' '
lana foraioo more than he had ever asked
for it. - He paid $3. 50 for the advertise
ment, and thereby made $97 .50 clear Dfoflt. '
74- $72.20 is the bill for Coroner's inquests
ana pom moitegi, .jixs mmaHqaaovgr
wefui negroa aaccaienourg -aunBg ' tao-
a;wood-choijplo ai Mr. Hobei PascbaCa.
abQUt three milea'trOni o.wnr' faV Fdayr ,
and the llmtr )o1tree fell J 6nf irim: killing'- ':-
.fl;"4:BtallinK8, the sawyer at K J. fayfoiVilis-.-i
Utnfcthisqd ae isry? nrse;io one
A;ikolrth I aua oesiaeffntmseir KaiesrcQilon. 45
.T-r f."5" Pnrrt.tovP jrt-1'!'T krilKsli'...
.... w - T " vw fc 4.WJk wuvtKW w &
monuf anrv.) J Whattlo trafi think tit i-H-r
thi l f Afldf SU the bills area not 'yet ! in' for ?
inqseBts auring - j anuary I - At recent -'-
sales at the Court JEouse door, land brought '
irqm f lo to per acre, in some cases more
than bad been asked for it at orivate sale, i
r-The city authorities have agreed to a1 -contract
for water. works at an annual ex-; -
pense of $2,000 for the city, and each citizen . , .
to pay for the water used by his family.''- : -:
The fact is, unless something is-done to .
stop the combinations of powerful corpora- -tions,
the people will beat their mercv. and .
the material .interests in North Carolina, of
the merchant,' farmer and mechanic totally
destroyed.. Will the Legislature protect us?
There is a proposition in tbe Senate to .
give the Adjutant General of Militia a sala-"
ry of $600 per annum. A useless expense. :
In this issue of the Democrat we publish
a sketch of the public life of Capw John
Walker, of Mecklenburg Jfrom , the ,peu of
HoD.SWt W. Holden.'r At an early day we"
expect to publish- from .the pen of. Gov.
Holden sketches of Gen. Alfred Dockery,
of Richmond county, - and ex-Gov. David f
8. ;Reid, of Rockingham. county.'
'y$eglx Ncm-Observer . The ;
market for lorage may be quoted as fol-'
lows to day: Fodder $1 50 "per -hundred; J
oats $1 40; hay $1 00; shucks from $1 00 to .
$1 15;8traw 60 cents. - -We understand
just as we go to prees that .Hon; John H. '
Dillard, one of the Justices of the Supreme .
Court, has resigned, and that the Hon.
Thomas Ruffln has been appointed by the
Govgnor to fill the vacancy. During
the year 1880 the cotton- receipts in this "
.city were oo Jess .than .71.869 bales.!
We learn of therdangerous illness of Dr.
John McDonald, a prominent physician of
Washlngion, D. C. -- In 1880 sixty three
dwelling houses, one school house, four '
livery stables-, one church , and four stores, -a
Jal of seventy buildings, were erected in
R4eigh.. State Geologist W. C. Kerr :
last evening delivered an address In Com
mons Hall, under tbe auspices of the Slate
Board of Agriculture, hon the "Mineral
Wealth of North Carolina.' 1 A number of -gentlemen
of prominence, among them a
majority of the members of the Assembly,
were . present,' and .special interest was
manifested , by. them . in the lecture.
-We are informed of the death of the -young
and accomplished Miss Ida B. Neal,'
which sad event occurred at the residence
of Geo. !N. Thompson, in Leaaburg, Cas- '
well county, on Monday evening; February -7th.
Miss Ida was the daughter of James
N. Neal, of Yancey ville, and would hare '
been in a few days eighteen years old.
The bill to create tbe county of Durham, .
leaving it to the people of the townships in
Wake and Orahge which "it is proposed to '
take away to vote on the measure, came up
in the House yesterday. a favorable report "
having been submitted by the Judiciary
committee. Tbe bill passed its final reading
by a vote of 74 to 26. Presidents '
Pritchard.of Wake Forest, and Craven, of
Trinity, and Rev. L. McKinnon, President'
of the Board of Trustees of Davidson Col
lege,, yesterday, i appeared - before the
joint committee : of. tbe General As
sembly on education, and 'spoke on tbe
subject. I Hon. . John Manniog : appeared :
on behalf of the ! University, ',. A .me
morial to. the Legislature was . prepared. .
- Died, on yesterday, at his residence a 2
St. I Mark's township, in this county, -Mr. :
Robert Trawick, in the 82d year of his age. -'
Mr. Trawick waa one of our. oldest -and
most respected citizens He is tbe father
of tke Rev. Mr. .Trawick, of the -North'
Carolina Conference, : Dr. Craven,
President of Trinity- College says, of tbe
twelve Cherokee Indian childrenoow beiog
educated, there that they are making rapid ,
nroeresav They are 'maintained br the '
United States government, and were sent to
Trinity on the 28th of , last September c
Then they, knew , not a word of -Englisbi,
now they spell, speak and :write well '4
They will be kept at the college for three s-
years, the object being to prepare them as