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The Petersburg5 yniZe, in
considering the Korth'CaroiiQa aohool
bill, makes a good, suggestion ill is
to do away with alL grade certificates
ami leave it "to" the "coobiy saperin-
teadents to-say- whether a. teacher is
qualified, ior oot, sltnsays) that .the
average'.' seh'ooJ boyi could answer
correctly the questions asked of, can
diries for seconds and; third grade
cijriifioat4i and yet he is not,L;a
i?Jiobr; Teaching! iJ a gift; Any
out? can sfett.mselflip aaf qualified to
teach iiM!;youat ideaV'but qualified
teachers "reailydd-at abound.; The.
Indexr-Appeat aay s,; and correctly, as
we think? A . r -
j "Oor ie 3pie have yet to" Vearn,' it would
8; in. -maiVin!y bit .teitch all ije
kujs. ? Teacbiog is pofesaiOD perm aa
mucu mj s law .oolldictne and, teacher
: ibe i udimeiiUiy branches should he as
la i oukhly i nf or faitd and drilled as a teacher
i.f ibebtgher rjVnQCbes:' Indeed, until the
m ud bus reached the age of discrimination,
u tc c-p ls ueceasarj in- Us Uaipiug Ibart
whca , it-Js. more Xnlly ideTeloped. lt re-,
quires more' toothing for a child than .for '.'
i ideut'aiithe-Un'iTer8ity--and as flrsxim4-'
far -: sioaa are the most lasting, care ebott'd
ie lakeq that they :be.ttrect. s But is tber
va. tiie.o4ttpry, achjio-iere are pupils -el
sli irtdea, and thf teiqner mosi.Tieeds er
-in oWtfl &Jaaerw.JiiWmaAfau'Of aw
i bey se.lect teachers, wno . are
eqti'il , ic 1.tbetJmpor'at datiea in j
vtitfvif provided there be a supply
equal to the requirerrfents.' f But popor!
pay gets j jVery. iouifierpn.t,teaonertt
But this is. an uQknowA;ifactto.the
average hsgislato'r. .uTheyi aeem to
think that small pay will command
talents and experience among teach
era, whilst only good fees will secure
qualifiedlawyereuiii We; can have no
hope for a really efficient, system in
North Carolina as long asthe legist
lators place sojittle value upon qual-
iticatiorifor.SapBrititeBdent of i Pub
lic Icalructibn County. Superinten
dents and Teachers ' 'WhTox, of
State Superintendent will he be who
i worthj bul ; $1,500 ayear,.aad half
thaL to fee 'expended j in discharging
the db ties of his omce ? What sort
ty Snperioteofdent oan begot
for 12. as
day wbe-g r:dn. duty.?: t; What
teachers ' at $20 - or : $25 a
, We; pity the children. .
The Stab doe's hot care especially
whether or not :a sum. is appropriated
to have JTorth' Carolina represented
aYorktoVn. If the wisdom of the
Legislature tends that way, the Stab
will notj make a great fuss, about it.
But it is a little 'sibgular that certain
papers and1 individuals are so deeply
sorrowful and chagrined at trie failure
to mak iih&kxieefoil .appropriation;
who were absolutely as dumb as bys-
ters wben otber battles were to oe
celebrated," or cnght to;v .have .been
celebrated, in which the glory and
renowolof dearold North Carolina
were far'inore intiniately, cdncerbed
than fwith Orkfwh
thing, 4nd t some pur, ;epple will
tar .. appropriations - to
statues mf -Geberals of ; other
'States greeted 'in Washington : while
neglecting our Lavyj Uaswell, Moore,
Harnett, Hd'we, Pefider Pettigre w,
and other heroes. :Let 'us ' eelebrate
home fvictbriea;" first, i and then' go
abroad to particiDate' inJ otber .- fes
tivities. x State-pride, is excellent, and
it ougb,t to be equaLto rewarding the
merit -of 'native arms a"nd of celebra
ting the deeds I of men who rendered
xiorin varoiina lmmonai.
I. . - . i rl i .. , .-. : .1 . '. . . i
This , State participated . n many
battles during .t2iau Revolution, in the
Noithl as well as in the South, Wd
we believe nd'satf was, appropriated
vo aiioWf-forin Carolina to- oe repre
sented -ro thein.celebrationi If we
I -if ,' - v - -. -: - I I 1 1L-' 1;v r.? l"'rt A ft M ft t- . ft I 1 I ft .11 i .t II , 3l ft, M t t h.. ""San A 1 A f J ft . I I 1 I "L. T ' " .,- : ' 7 " . '
. . I 1 - - . rs ; -i ' ' ' ' . j i . - j- - - - n i . t ! i " , . t . , . .
re., . cot jn'iakea op.aaq ftras sseO
apart to: celebrate- any f silbe:' mere
impbrtanE4 eTenta"!that -aisflkiii
' .1 . .! 'r. r "J fa,
oar, 8011. . no w m oca. .was 2iy6n l(v
srjleoIdiRCceBfVixIidiiH f J litis;;
town or sbe. will display a mean ;f pin 1
tit desefvii QiaUoseBsoreJOJastfaawi
ib n never tos lale4
Awake, arafof be ofot faiftn,
or words toiha;, effect v KoW if
those, damorjag oaYof ktQwn jap-
propriatioor will move forimaeso
oar foremot eciyi
mooemeot m Edtnrb.ro, or. iVaahing
fob's mooament in Richmone;eJ j
8ball have more sympathy with their
The veteran 0,statea ep;ew5
York, Horatio-TSeymonr tvhohas
nearly recovered from his late pro-;
tracted sickness, has been interviewed
Dyj the .v (Syracuse fjqurrr and 3 his
views concerning the future of ; the
Democratto party have been britaifled.'
The wise ' and pure ; Ne w ' xoxHet.
thinks the Demooraiio party: snay
achieve aaooess both ia thabStat and
in the Union ifr it ds mahageri wisely
ani discresiivi He', is 'satisfied ' bv
- - : ! ? . rf
that election returns that it is nueerk
caliy atfonger-.thart. lbs .Republiotn
party, He thi nks," too th it- the uiviij
aions iu that', party," are much more
serious than anv that exist in ihis
own. : He says.: t C , ' u
5 "Nothlcgmore is needed to i the srfccfeis
of the Democratic party than- aQrmand
Buacy aaneeion to its pnncipies. .i is true,
that these have been too frfqueally ,lotjt
sight of ; bnt . many : schemes will be '.de
veloped by- the Republicans under the'
teachings ol Mr- Garfield thai -power gravl
tates more and more in th hands of Ua
General Government,-for which Mr.- Oar-
field rejoices. ; His speeches upon. tbisub
jwism luyiiaiions loan manner or SOUemes
to besiege tbe capital. ' This1, will arouse the;
pubic mind to the necessity of retaroingto
oosuiuuoDai poiiey.,,- - .c:tTaL x
Mr. Seymour looks with'; hopeful-
Bess to the success of the Democrats
bj the addition of ypungf meo,,v Ha;
say ithe'y are unselfish -aud ' aotive,
whilst the old men- havheir quar
B? A'ajdi-di.Io af;oi sad r..$i.3 neq'.
speak. 'j reetyWio i.ttierTDaiar i Oodrsti
Ma! a "afs tletfhiose. wbon(Hr,diJ.
iutkbe Di-mucftic. carty tar, theu aar-
rets win uave pvsea sviT. auu moai ui me
oibers" wHi-be reuderd rhactie by "Sge
and physical; innroitia. L 'iaige aati -experw
enta have taoght mettiJ adm diaauistl
fish and enthusiastic action orvoanti men. I
oi a otiieve iaai me .Uemocrauc .partv
must be restored to power through their eT
fortaM . : '- - si-
COTTON AHXOBA-COOX.--1 "
In most sections of , Virginia and
North .Carolina ootton willjbe found
mere profitable than tobacco." Wbere-
ever the fine yellow tobacco can be
grown, it will fetch.': more Vto "the
hand , than, cotton will fetch, unless
the j land be extraordinarily rich.
There are some counties in this State
where a farmer, canf make three or
fear times mbret in planting tbbacoo
than in planting cottons We appre
bend tbaf iriVlrginia, if a halfdozen
oountiea are "excepted, 1 would be
more prouiauie 10 raise poitqr,: anp;
such m the opinion ; of some rbf the
Virginia agriculturists. Cott0n is
oertainly very .much more profitable
than heavy., shipping ; tobacco grown
on stiff - red . land. A .farmer with
light gray soil can -make more to1-'
bacco than he can make 'cotton,' but
if he is forced tbraise ,tbe ..shipping
leaf and . hebas Jand adapted 'toJoflt?-:
ton, be would do well to stick to the
latter.' - . . ..J.-.
We findome intereatjng figures.
JDtipatcAji thaurare worth Tsnowing".
We quote : J ' r-n ; :
i . '.',..-': -v
"The va!uel of the 'cotton? crop of the
Unite 8tatesJfV i879.v wa 242.140,987,"
and of the tobacoo-crOp $23,727,524.- - The
cotton . crop of Alabama -nd ' the tobacea
crop of Virginia shows the former Tamed
at $35,893,490, aod the latter l $4,828,210.
This immense difference in the staple-crop
valuation of these tW States-is -en tweiy out
of ropiirjLioh j tot c heir; itBlativje iarean sod:
(PopBlalioo'..'- r ;f Vrrr: V Ki1; GT
: scut verv little toDacco- oomDara-
w- . r. a . '
ttvely is grown in North Carolina.
The total crop of 1879 in the TTbited
Virginia produced ,8624,200 Ken
tucky 129,880,000; ;TeDne86e 44,
160,000 j Missouri i5,050,ldo; Korth
Carolina t.iii898,4p6. pounds. Total,
for Soqthern States 284,512,700,. : ' It
will be seen that the tobacco is main
ly made, even in th'eouthy in emr;
tory north and west of us . . Some of
the Northern, Sutes surpasa oar .owB;
State in the amount of tobacco raised.
For instance, Pennsylvania raises 29,
6, 17,700 pounds L' Ohio Indiana. Illi-.
riois, Wisconsro, CaneBtlfcuali pro-:
4 doce: ctobacoo nd ia considerable
1 SHS f TXii
quantities, j The ; J)ispaieh'8ii arttola
J ftfcf.t 5-.;-:i !Ji''i
war . between the
Stetee? 0ie KoAh and iWesf being practi3
call? excluded from the bqddIv of tobacco
jfrdmhe Stales, largely growiog that . com-
uiuunj, eniargea me areapriis cuiUTatioo
wUbio their own limila,and beeame accus
tomed tu j the 3&angemtoQt and ooiiBamp
fUon, ot their own production. Slocd the
cwr they have contiaued it with , undimin-.
wucu caergy aoa success, ana weir iooat.
cos etktm now sobghtf or land 1 fashionable; 1
while oa are. ntlected and unpopBlar.1i
1 Tobacco is ndw gfown nearly ihf
world over.t it flourishes anywhere,
it Beemsvii Every gontjnect can boast
ofi its successful) production..,, For
jfom.e sections it iftAe orop.'!' We lra-.
peat- whaV we -haVeftebsld tnat'
whrisli HiftnQt;State8 ratse triori tobacco
iaa JNorthTUaroTina does, aba leaas.
tnem ait, in tae jojiaity;. ana .vatue :ot
the staplfu The fine. tobaccos of Per
on, Granville, Warrenj Orange,Cas-"
well and- Kockingham - beat ;- the
world.1 The most successful planters
of those counties make more money
to .the t.apre t.be..mnle or the: . hand,
thin i made elsewhere on,h Amer
ican continent. But, still, there are
hundreds of farmers mthbse ;irnry;
coubtiei whrSs do not thrive,1 'and there
-are sections in those counties where
the. noe tobacco cannot be grown,.
The .men who raise the golden tobac
co ' would not exchange it for any
crop in the wbrlcL ' The men who
raise the heavy leaf would do well to
exchange , it for cotton if they have
the land X that! will grow the ; latter.
W e have Been Taan- , fielsr Grjin-4
ville that will grow the finest wheatj
bright tobacco ahcJefttiBlientr cotton.
Such land onght; to j be valuable.
Farming is advanoiag in North Car-I
f olina, and inteihgent farmers should
seek "to diversify their crops and to
jgrow3 those . things - that bring 3 the
most eler profit, m - - ; i.
bTBB AtPOatT101-lI'KHT. f .
TThe ' House passed r finally the Re
apporUonmenVill, upon the basis of
lV(Thia waa tej jome extent a yic
toryior the j Republicans, and aot
vejy-reditab one2 at that.. ' We
;showec. Recently : that the basis pro
posed bv the Democrats, making the
House aait j consist of 307 members,
would have been almost perfect,1 such
Abie ptpirsr W94wiUiTff(inaiI
'Jploclependent, 1-and jXas&jl X
for the statement.' But- it was not
jthe purpose or wish' f -the Republi
cans to have a fair and almost ideally'
"perfect apportionment of representa
tion. ' If possible they meant to de-.
priv e the . South - of the gain 1 of
strength in the House to which '.the
census of 188d entitled it clearly. By
increasing the representation of the
North to more than a fair apportion--;
ment would, have given they thus di
minish the strength of the South,
relatively.! ' . i'V.. ' ' MJ ;; '
But we are glad the present House
yielded rather than allow the work to
go fover. The J ht wHouse, being
Radical, would be t willing to be less
fairj ' even,! and it would not .do to
leave the re apporUonmeot to the ten
ider mercies and .small sense of jus
tice that will control thcRepubHcans
of that body. By the bill as adopted
by- the House, North -Carolina gains
one member. The Senate, will prob
ably pass jthe bill, as the Democrats
pf that body wdl hardly, be willing .to
.trust the work to the new Congress
OAPB ' PEAK AN D r DKln;
vallby biLboad; , ! ;
i Our only fear in-regsrdo-the sale
of theftt'ate's interest Jnthe Cape
Fear and Yadkin Valley Railroad is
the possibility that it may fall into
the hands ot those wno mil directing
trade ; of the rich : country through
which it passes from its nataral out
lets.! ;At'a3fairirice .we" would be
gladj to sae the r bad sold td some one
who! Wtould Complete". i to ' . Wiloilug
ion. , dud u inere v. w, any . qobsi-
whatever MaCobpr4r(gss jtbpse
Who propose to. purchase,' tnen let tne
work co on, as at present; under' the
o wnership 'and controfbrthe State.
We are told tba a new bill pro-
vidjbg for a saie.has,bee.o introduced
by Mr. Manning.'1 Wef do not know
what are.' its provisions further than
that it appoints a commission to con-
aider . the question of sale,- at a price
not lessi than ' that -offered by Gen.
apply . ;
to. any parties , yr bo may
xne vape -P ear au
oad is of- too much - impbrfahce
to Wilmington' tQ justify any 'oubta
or" ' risks. ' Let 1 us make1 assuranoe
dodbly sure before ws40flsentto
part wUhthe State's InteTest in this
P. S. ---Since the above was written
jre learn that ftie Fprdvidea T
t h at'no (action ' ' of th fcSmmi ssion '
shall Se bindibg antij
Governor and hia Council ;anc? by
to be nine cotamisJfibfteTSVnd amfa
the names mentionaoT areDr- A.1 Si r
Rose and' A! A. 'li.tKMlitjJt:l
hham. JadaOravea atrdiTvreTcrk. I
thiaJS knon as the Imbodeb billi' aiid
vutrjs we are prepared to give it on
sni Imbbden,- we hearis satisfied
a 'J.sfc5i 'JiA 41.1 ;t,it-t: it ?t-r
vne 9B.W- u.iiju ? Ar; oy u anewii
th e - ' ad v an tage . pf : n6t being too
to accept a buyer's first offer.: 5. ;
We trust the ; ;bill l containsalf!
e safeguards mentioned especially
that giving the private 'stockholders'
nil'-' -.Z '-' i!,;; ''
a Toioe .in tne negouauons ana ii it
loeswe believe it will encounter no
serious opposition from the friends of
the road. ' " 1
c The wonderful summersault of the
State Senate on the Durham connty
bill is creating much and deserved
oritioism. It is one of the most re
markable performances known in our
legislative annals. It was postponed
Indefinitely by a wote"iof ,25jto 13.
But, like the "little Joker," now you
see it .and now you don't see i it, it
flopped over and created the county
by a vote ot 25 to 13. Such a change
is positively staggering. A tremen
dous electric light of intelligence
must have flashed upon . the inmost.
souls of that : 25. : The Reidsville
ZXmes, whose editor is an officer in
tfie Legislature, Bays : c' i
"We trust for the credit of anew order of
legislation for which the people are pray
ing and groaning to be blessed, that there
was no trading or logrolling in producing
su many different results in such a short
space. of time, and that tLe new county
really went through because of 'its real
merits which the Hecate seems so amazing-'
ly slow to have, recognized. ? t Aa
admpliment : and award to ihoenterprise
nd 'great business, success of Black well
and Carr we are pleased that they have the
county. But in principle we are- opposed ,
to new counties ajod regard the precedent
as useless and entirely grstuitons on the
pari of the Legislature." '
itlBat their, next performance out-
does the. other.. "Vance" county is
created. as;iar tneoenaie can aa
so, by slicing:-upiGran ville, Warren 4
ana rauaiin.i6 is amost ,aosura
procedure without any j detificaUoo.
No 'man .rho.oonsolts .the map can
believe for a moment that any such
coupty is needed Every' unbiased
mind must condemn Inch legislation.-
It is a monstrosity. . " '1
According to the Providence
Journal Venus 'is preeminently the
evening star now On March 23rd
it will : reach its greatest bnllianoy.
Jupiter is also an evening star, : but
only r a subordinate actor. iSo is
Saturn; Mercury is an evening star
until c the 11th' ; of March. So also
Uranus.: Mars is the only morning:
star daring the month. The Journal
says:;', . ,... ..-.;. v v'a
, .Observers of the March skies wiU 'bave
delightful studies presented to their notice.'
Toe trio of planet8.-Veus Jupiter and
Mars, with their companion for the Ume,'
vibe cresceot moon, will be the .actors in a
celestial scene that will lone be remembered
for Itr rare and lovely combinations. , Ve
nus will say goodbye to Saturn and go on
her way rejoiciog.ia increasing beauty till
she reaehtsa ner greatest bnllianoy, when
her j waning -glory , commences. . . Jupiter
and Saturn will draw near each other and
tread "the western - path With ' hastening
steps as Ahey speed towards the sua: and
the planetary r panorama will form a gor
geous pageant "
i 'Vhe JNew- York tfun. of -the 3rd
insuhas a likeness of ; Hayes with
Fraud stamped bathe torehead. - It
'gives also a list of the""srxty-'odd
scoundrels who counted him in, Xo-
gether with the money they got. As
long as the oountry lasts, the memory
of that: fraud will remain. '; Here: is
- - - t -
What the late Senator Matthew H.
"I do not a'obear for Mr.uTilden bat f Sir
ten thousand legal voters of the 8tate of
JbouiBiana, - who, u wunoutc accusation t or
proof. Indictment or triaUioUea-or hear-
fng, have beeff diafrancbised: -by r lour viK
latns Incorporated in perpeiuai succession,
'whose official title Is the 'Returning Board
PI Louisiana; k ' - - -
' 1 ? r 'Matthew H. CABPBirraii."
:' Mr. Frank J. Wright, : of Carroll
county, Maryland, was hanged by
some ' lynchers : in ' Colorado, t The
gainful 'etory...i thuib j. 'LSX
' "Last May he went to Colorado oa busi
ness foroae bt bisi clients, and bought an
Interest in a eoldV mine. -He purchased
several mules, and,-hnioKf servant, went
to visit the ntiae. lt' turned . out that the
mules had heen stolen by the personrTrom
whom Jiri Wriebt bad. purchased then.
hnd the unfortunate man was found with
them in his possession bv a vigilance com
mittee, who At once executed him and hi
servant, notwithstaadlng tnen-protestattoas
of inneesce..,&..' .'-..' o '' -
; , J Some of: the- peach' . and plum
trees are out in full bloom ' ; " : r
ib tnimiujie fk'pinteeeaattbir S
poked sale of the State's interest in the Cape, T 11
Fdar & Xadkin Valley Railroad, reVurnedt?
G4o. lmboden andliiKasjsrte'sadbwai:
JWv Ibatlifibeolablsfi wefSlHoheitQaBjvtl
n bjUJpokbig to the J
avea wa tup utatbJ luvctHi iu vuo ivau iu
GqathaBf, which is ciiiderid;' a-greaJ InA
PTVyemerh pa the ndiet. : ; It prevtd et. fer the
appointment ox aBatae per-,
abas to effect aje ofaho road, oa. the mpst
advantageous terms possible, 4t a sum not
agreement' thai may1 be entered into by safd
comuiie8ion ' touchiegtbd- sale of t&e road
shli not be binding untilJUias been subs
muted to a vote of the private stockholders
oi ihe Company and to the Governor and
bis Council for their 'sanction;' and that in
case'a-sale' of the road is mde the 'same
shall be - Completed 4o Wiimingtbh "and to
its proposed western terminus within three
years from the, dale of the sale. -
Gen. lmboden, the committee say, is
satisfied with' the provisions of the new bill,"
and is willing to take his chances wnn oth
ers id the effort to secure the SCaWa Inier-est-is
the roas).. mi-ini'Vi!- vJ&xo-a-
Tbc "Poor fflta. Bli'i. -- - - i
The following is the text of the bill to
regulate the sale of fresh meats, etc., in this
city ...which passed .the 'General Assembly
yesterday, aod is now a law:. - v r.
2he "General Assembly cf JSorih CaroUnd, do
Section 1. That it shall he unlawful -for .
the Board of Aldermen, or the proper au
thorities of the city of Wilmington-; Wash
ington, and Tarboro, to impose or .collect
any tax on or for the Sale' 'of 'fresh meats,
beef, pork, mutton,:. game; fish,;. oysters,
clams garden. truck and all farm products.
on any of the streets or alleys thereof, from
wagons, carts, shoos or stores, Or to in. any
manner interfere with the sale of the above
namedarlicles. ;- .--
Sec. 2. Any person or persons-; violatine
the provisions of the above section of .this
act shall be deemed guilty of a msdem ea-
nor. and. on canviction before anvJnsttcB-
of the Peace, be: fiaed .noiess ' than ifty
dollars and imprisoned .not. less thau-thirty..
daya for(each and every offence.'.'.'.' ' -,
- &eL 3 , . a nat an taws ana amuses or isws
in conflict with this act are hereby repealed;.
Sec. 4. This act shall be' iu force from
the date of Its ratificatiou.1"; ; -.
Mayor. Fishblate annbunees bidetermk
nation, to test.itbe, consutuuoAAHty ot. tne
above iawv tf- "I'-Wiiis,:'. TLa&i&tb
Cotton And Riae. ;i il-i oj s
We learn from a prominent citizen of
the Point Caswell section of Pender county
-lbas the' cufture oftcotlda and rice wilf be on
miib larger; scale ia; 4 thattpart pfu the
county this year.tban foi merlyj As, an rn-
dicatioo or tee lacreaseaproauotroa or nee,-
be says, tbatpns thousand busbete tferesqd4
at notni uasweu last season, wane tne year
previous-the -sales only tfildp about
three hundred bushels.-, .Thia vsr..be aava.
the Quantity wilt be donble that of 1880. ,
jFfom a geotleman v from Sampson we
iearp that a" lady.' living near toe CbharW
section f the . county, rebec d y? gave, birth
to three children all females at one time
Tha children were'two weeks old at last
accounts aod alive and well. .t"y,.'V-- !
iniP tWa 4ort AOrY anni-nhFiotat ,Ktt
the fiver and harbor bill for the Upper Uape
Feak $10,000 we learn is for buying but
-and extinguishing the title ot the Cape Fear
navigation Company? f-r( 'Pq 62;0-V
,' jxv a jecent meewng i vuo
rectors or tne uarouaa , uentxai 1 nauroaa
Company, held io NewjYork Msj. C M
8tedfman, .of this city, was elected a "Direc
tor in place of J ames " 8; 'McCallvEiq.v -of
:i , . WAoiiinuion. . . -
SKNATB SXECUXTTK SESSI02C-MPSXSI-4
r.-Dte ttAElliLB's dABUSET JS THE
4 - ' LBr Telegraph.. to th alor&iaa StarJ . 0Oj
' Washiuqtoh. March O.-r-Piieeident.Gar'-field
this afternoon sent, teethe iJeaaie itbe
following nominations: r t. :1 . W ii -
Secretary of State James G. Blaine, Of
Maine. i - -
Secretary iottbej.TreasdryKWrn, Wirt
dhmi of Minnesota. .
f Attorney GeoeraP-ayne McVeagh', 61
Postmaster General Thomas L; James,
bf- New:York.;-vu bzjS'.!Wx,-j.- en
Secretary, of , the Interior-' Samuel ,-J,
JV.ITKWOOU, OI IOWS. i v
h SecfeUry ot War Robert T. LSocole,
, Secret-try of the Navy Wm.' B;"Huht(
of''LoaislsiuK,-ji- lo -prsiiv lor.i' c
; The Senate received ;thesa nominations
at 8.-03. and imnredtateiy: on notion orur.
Cameron, of .Pennsylvania; wentTinto'Ex-
ecutive session, wnen tne nommat tons were
-,, A special Cabinet session 'con vebed 'at
1 o'clpcb, where were present; Secretaries
.Everts, Goo, Ramsey, Schuix. Postmaster
Uenerai Maynara, Attorneys wenerat ue
vens; and Actiagfcretsry- of be .Treasury)
French. . President Garfield Informed the
Cabinet ' that ; be 'twould-very probably
forward to. the- 8eaate abouti 8- o'clock.
P. M. a list of nomrnations comprising
those -of chig.' Cabinet.! fin making
the announcement the President spokevery
that tt caused him sincere rekret to part
with; their valuable services;'' referring to
their reeoective reshtnatronarwhieb haveail
been tendered, .The President Jipped that
each one would 1 do him tbe sfifvlce 6f re.'
malnlng in his posHionr ntiKhutsrcceasor
. 1 , . . 1 . 1 1 1- t J U.WL 1
buuuiu quality, wuicu - wuuu4-.Jru-Miuij: ww
several days. Afleriomelfj
on this subject, the President inquired after
the business-of the several - depvtmeritt fia
a genera) wiy,rTbeonly matter trimpor
tatice which was brought to the attention
of the meeting :wm presented Ory Aciiflg
Secretary French, being a reouest of Na
tional Banks recpntly r'prpivart at ihe Tma
sury JJepartmen VjthaTthev may be allowed
to redeposit bonds withdrftwa; fcbd takeout
of the Treasunrlegai tenders rdepoaiterrfor
watt discussed to some extent w9Q qoaj5lU
laailara edi lo do le i lNfs4 iSb
Warm KpllSdtHaW at ' tie
TUsre is.ftp oWiesPHQ vliYiogj.eo
ttheriQCsueet who, delights to find
ease that all the doctors have failed
j 6ure aarid i,h'en ..wdrgit
jdbnd bevha and Strange tbiogs
aacbtry o effect At. leasv An impreven
fW?l jMW 4,8 9. she gqt boh
flPMr. XPA wi Qtwfril?vs rfma-i - I I aVm
FTbEe7StBatB;te '-go tAhft
ypexlsAudbtMag htTi a hornet;' iJlesW
1 apptiea . 10 ,toe ueoK. iue ru u
fr spent several dayialongtthe
Jreaai-arrdfihaHy f he secured
iprizaf andrbrrQgheoitAomi id b
et. r, sWhea -he, reaitshed thfUeo-
arket he had a few little Dnr-
AbaSes to mife 't aiid' 'after 1 feeltirii?
od .tvent.TJtut.to look up a beef bone.;
l it was a dull da fora trade.' Ibe
grocer sat byihes stove rubbing his
bald -head.-4 Jtiiaf cler k stood at :bis
desk balabcinghis "C acdotints, land
three or; four men-- lounging around
taiaing 01 a new party 10 oe lounaeq
dn the' ruins of the Democracy. It
was a serene hour.r Ooe hundred and
fifty hornets had gone to roost in that
nest for the winter.;; Tbe' genial at-,
Biosphere began to limber them up.
Ore old 4 veteran-". opened bis; "eyes,
rubbed bis legs and said that it was
th shortest ;winier,he had knotfri in
all his hornet, days. . A secoud - sec
onded the motion and shook, off hia J
icltuttrgy, auu iu uvo uiiuutca tuo
whole nest was 1 alive and - its -ewners
were'ready toa sailrjout.ttudinvestir
gate. , , You.don't haveo hit a hornet
with the broadside of an axe to make
him' mad."' He's1 mad all over all tbe
timei and he 'idoean't care a picayune
itbetber;he tackles a bumming bird
qr an elephant., ,t.f ... J. T
The grocer was telltDg one of the
men 'that he and ' Gen. Grant : were
boyr togethei1,1 when he gave a sod-
j t m r -- - mi 1 t
oeu start or surprise. .a nis . was 101-.
lowed: bv several-other starts. lbBn
be jumped over a barrel of sugar arid
yelled like, a irawnee. Some smiled,'
thipking-'be was -after a" happy oli
max;,but it iwas only .a minute before
a solemn old farmer jumped three feet
high and came r down to roll over a
job lot" of - wash ' boards.' J Then ' the
ciera: aucaea- nis neaa ana maae a
rush: for the door. He didn't, get there
One of the other men, who had been
looking up ' and . down - to see what
oould1 ber. the :matter, felt Suddenly
called Upon to go bdme.- He was go-
ipg at tnej raw ot aony mues an neun
wnen be ooluded with - tne clerK: and,
they rolled on the floor. f There was
no bBe to tell the people in tnat store
to move ba i'heV' couldn't KarrV to
reojb.was too hagbaq thtthy.jmust
vadate .the premises.5 A yell over the
oheese 16x was ' answbrbd by' a waW
Whoop from the show-caae.' 'A bowl
frp.thspkeroerie -Jbarrel -n eas vtb e
bacjk dperjwas answered y wild ges
tures' from tbe window. : V J j c
Triei crowd went: outrTtogetbet.
Unble Tbm was lust- 00 mine in with
bis !beef-bone. . VY hen a large . body
meets, a smaller body the larger body
aaooas . iu lutu iuu miuuiu ui.ueii
week. f The old man laid around fin'
r.lfa'Alnfth till Vrvhndw had stenned
j j 1 A
im all . they wanted to, and then
he sat up, and asked : . I;-;.;., ...y v. -
"Uev dey got de nah all put out r"
Soihe6f the hornets sailed out of
doors to 'fall by the L wayside, and
others waited laroundj on the top of
barrels, and - baskets and liars to be
sladgh'tered.r' iwas half an hour
before tbe last was disposed of, and
tbei Uncle Tom walked in, picked
up ihe meat: and said t '. h . s.'s;- f -
Mebbe d"i8 will cure de stiff ness in
dal gal's neck, ji8t; the v same, bat I
tell you Pze gdt banged and bumped
and sot down onrtill it'll take a hull
medical college ter put me Bquar."f -
1 tbi No-ireaee-afw. - ; -f- ,
Editor Star. Please allow me a few
words in reply to your article of Saturday
last,! on the subject of Nof ence ' Law."
Whel agree wttb you that it would ' be
ktunwise in our Legislature to pass a- gen
era! not-fence law,"-' I -think New Hanover
county should by all .mean's be. numbered
among those that would be materially ben
efited thereby.;' 1 beg leave,' however,' to
differ with you as regards the interests of
farmers onutbe souads. Owing to tbe.faci
that ) most of. tbe .timber.: was consumed
duJKbg tbe late civil war, it' will be impos
-aibletd keep up feoces a few years hence,
cojDsequectly the abandonment of . many
farn'lmist necessarily - followand though
the measure may be opposed by some intel-
l iigent farmers yet I believe the majority tl
them are in its favor, and.it should be the
aim bf our legislative power' to afford the
greatest good - to the greatest j number.' I
think the .matter: should be decided by a
vote of the people at least by' those who
wouKune anectea oy sncn a- law ana l
would like information as; to tbe .constiiu
.tioaality of submitting a measure materially
affecting free-holders rromy floo be : decided
by such, -: . . u - ..r ..i"; . .. f
- aa to the business of stock raising,' twen
ty years? exoerience .has convinced xne that
1 Ihe present system is not profitable; and. so
iar iromsuens law - ueine an-id jury 10
partners -In tbst - particular, it ; has; been
Lnroven bevond controversy that a few stock
Kept up ana weii carea lor are iar more
promabie than four umes the number run
ning at large 00 a poor range! ' V
- i February 28th,' 1881 Vi -! f Botjotwb.
'u Weldonvwsr'Drs. D.B. Z0I
Jlcoffer and ; S.' rJlV Nicholson both of4his
countyl graduated and took ; degrees of M.
D., at the College of Physicians, and Sur-
geooa, nafiimore, - aia., at tne term just
ebded.-jjr- W: are sorry -to; Jern; that
Miss Annie Dunn, daughter of. Mr. J. L.
Hou, Irving-near - Dawson's, had tbe; mis
Tprthbe tehave her arm broken last Thurs
day! ' ' '
Charlotte' Obseroer: The iites .
and deairja . f Dr.' James A.6ereatbr -tiii'
Mr; John P. Abernathy, wbt4iyd---wnbio
five mties ( eaeh tthinikoauaed
poh dierd"&b6at .IVd" rh3nflfs agff after
'a series of . strikingcoiocideacer jrhey
wiere born onTbu sametTaVf married twin
tisUnB on tiie sanMejiay-aeifJed imUbitrmi '
ifew bonrs iel "eacoiiwff .i AHaAWghttheW;!!
lated y-hlobV : s& -va Wt &fU
Luge Harris lis 1 the Raleiifc Bad! -
4cal correspondent of the New Yt-rk 2ft7lf?is- -'
Uerkuaxtraci froxa 'onef nrsspvcfitr?
Ht.4s.-QtprpbaMai5l.feai be. prciHuooi -si
liquor bill willodssif 4he striiEeaLbHlihat.. ,TJ
paMeLjhelous'' Jbecom'eagi 'bna ' .
4s great excite'aieal' io tbe'wesVerQ'QAtiea.i ;
V?er laefMjhor tHlla,'and'Jls is;ihiMfftit thaP4
tne eoiorcemeni or tae law-, ma mltf-gret ;
fntoadj into the Demueri'rvo-e ia ' tnat '
art of tbe .Staw. iThe Uepubltcacs iare.
idiag their timefo -JSj 'fn s?Vli
Bitcbelbr's steam raill. at Nahvillewil4- 1
as considerably damneed by the txolo
8iqotf feibiBr R.L.t lUbttslbeVe'B
gisetr,, Henry ilaonlioa, and bis two C'lor .
fdj ytienuants,' Peter' 'Cooper fanq Archie
Uoysec, WeraiaenoUHy Wodedi --
eaftrtn'jBdrae iiedfMtHhe1hJU85 01 Joriu i4 0,3
E man,,' and as 'soon its the dtiur'wa's upeu-
Vdj flrtd intd.-thit Bau'aie.Jnib shotisfcingfioi; '
jsitman aaants Wie; ltfliQUog slignt-iq
chulwaurjeome similar dHeate.;--.Tboit ..;
t-etugrewui 9c.uppern,oDglowo6u.ipLWMt.b- - (
ipg6ticounty,: $i!f SpjAot fobif:! bunorecb"04
ace,jQ rice trli season. - A very-6ndorx
accident occurred id W illiamsiou on M jd-
day l afternoon, . Mtsa - Salfie' -Saioy w$
standing before ibe fire. waa. seized .with a. .
C'lBVuieioh'and'f ell in the fire, bui oiug her "
atm -aod shoulder so badly f hat abe is hot i ' ' '
expected to ism
i -j -Raleigh NewObserverii
tsryan is tne largest fitihei man un ram 'ico
river.:: He shipped year'jbefore iasi (ivet 5 '
f 10,000, worth of hshmcludipg shfed, rck: sn
and perchVto Northern maikeis -4r-llail
stupes uli-io JfjJeoion - on Mody-' last as h
largess hickory uuts. - Window paues were w
broken out id many bouses.' Acurrta-poodeni-r-'u
lawyer: -1 leararxhaE tbe bill to" I
erect Duiham county baa passed, uu condi" .
juttca. - iuj pat. tea bid mil viurcvn i
Hon tbar tbe people- vuhin the bt uiida of -the;
proposed couoty jvote to ;ratify"ihe.aot.. : '
if this, as acoodilion precedent, is attached- r -to
tbebtli,' if Mr.: Cooley,- in ' his '-work on4
coDSUtutiqnal lirhiiations is correct, aU such -J
legislatiou is uncons ituxional and void.'. .,
'-. -i Oxford lorchliahtit .Warren :....
county Is already Radicur " "Vance bounty
wilt be nopeHsaaiy Itadtcal-Uie pel pocket
borpngbTof Ike Young & .Caj,and Grn-.v ...
vUib will- be asJ Radical then f as she ever :
was.-uf.tbe;new.couaty of; Vance teies.
tablished because . Henderson is a railroad
towtr; ihere are men wbo, tb6uh they vote - "
the; Democratic ticket ahd car-:aJ, heaci. i :
Democrats, will never again give iheir votes
to representatives to go to Raleigb'to en- .
dorse such . a short- sighted - Democratic -
measure as the forming of the countv! of - -
Vance, i -y-'m- '
f 3rreeosuoro jrazrwt uisinct
Attorney Boyd has brought, fotty-pne civil -
suns to tne April term or the Federal .
Court at (ireeosburo, and ten to the Abrl
term aVSiate8ViIle.' These aiej all actions
In which the' United States ; is , 'plaint iff - !
against parties for taxes and penaUies under '
the lutemal' Revenue' laws. Nothing
thai We could say now. would irfkeece the -; :. :
L- gislature in regard, to us aciiou up a be - - -'
propiraed sale of the Cape Feaf & Yackiii
Valiey Railroad.' It is to be hoped vuat no r '
sale will be", made'; and if ooe sbuuldlbe
made-the frfend9 lot-this - great enterDnse J:
entertain the hope that responsible parties r
Wll Decome the purchasers. , ' , s , L s
- Fayetteville.. Mcaxniner,:... r We .
ttns't thai in anyjtont?acf 'of e al e y hich may
be made bet ween7-" itfe-StBtena jne com- -pany
ierett ,to& uck&yurSr.ofbfcr.thaB heri'
fltaB,'";Will'1jeV"cared "for" aud protected..
'Inahe3 cuested?.iiiBtlaalM ?ai8aV tLl'
jfittjl witnesses have been jtxmiitariTay.?jr
eiieytue m ueuaii ui vv. tr. uanaaay, coo
testaot, Sod a few ml re .reinatrl to bd ex- ' -' -v
Stbioed. Tbe.exammaUoo - iifMr. ,Caia-i r
da1s'wirfaeBSes Will be r closed" this weVk,' K
alter which 'Mr.; Shackelford, ! tue deteud- - . :
ant,' will -..be allowed forty days , W;ithu "... y
which to prod use testimony in bis own be' '
half. ! Z'-t?. i?1St''i?i.'i - "
-r Charlotte : Democratic 22&Q0 1 '
rabbit skins have been sold in Hickory bH3 t
sciison. and tiw - Prm thinks there were at ' ;- -least
22,000 rnore Woicn were ot pat on - - ' '
ibe mu Kei making total of 44,000 ran- r
bits killed iq. that aection the past aeasoo.- t
Mrs. Sarah 11 mB, livi g near rmevtlle, ' ' '
'this ctmnry, has piopagated ihe seed uf '
Certain kiiui of pea fur.' the past, fifty-seven
years -jm m year to year, for that length
of time, she has saved the seeda of he same
pea i and punted ahem yearly, : and they
continue, to grow finely : How will ihnf :
agree with the theory- that -the-earns seed - -will
d. generate after long ui-ef ; Mrs. JQ'ms ' - -
is now 80 years old. ' -VVe auree with
the CTABihat ihe making' of -new Conntus --- f- '
is an outrage and a nureance.- ii . t .v.
' Charlotte ;;?5erief:A.Vdep68it.".
of 3$ ouaces of builtoti ws received at the... -J,
mint yesterday fom the. Kaur's MiJUU'Bin ; .
mine, a It was the tesulV'ot;A three ji bV .
"ran,-and is estimated H be Worth $660 80. -
The Alumni Association of Davidauo.
College has seleeiedj for its orator at tbe .
next annual : meeting, to be held on .Wed- u':
nesdty of commencement week, Mr.: Ww -'H.
Stewart,; of La'nca.siep .Ctnoiy 8.t C
Mr. Stewart is a member of ihe Legislature): . :
of Sooth Carolina, -" Several i trustees s ,
of Davidson College were in the city yes- ,
tejday, reinrniDg from a bu.ioess mfetting" 1 i
of tne exaculive committee of .the board, i;
Tney .are very well satisfied with. the ar - ,
rapgement by wbicb the troubles bet een "'
the deDOmloationnl colleges and lb .Unt-r . ;
versily were adjusted. Senator Rao
som doesn't make a great deal of fuss, but 1
wnen it comes to looking after the river -.
and harbor appropriations for North Caro- ' :
lina be manages to get id- some good wbrkj -'
in spite of the opposition of Nortbero Sen-' .. ,
at T8, Democratic. as well as Republican.
A copy of n. advance sheet Of State -"-'
Geologist Kerr's report, upon tbe minerals
of North Carolina has been seen' in the
city.: Besides ,maoy- new and JnteresitoR ..-
items of general, information, it gives eome y'
facts about our own section which are in-."'" " i .
teresting. ; It lis -gathered that the number i 4
of mineral species now known to have been, c
discover d in the State ts 178,' an iocrvose "' '
of 88. Or more lhaD 25 per cent, since 1875; n - :
when only 140 could be enumerated. Tbis
is stated to be a greatef number than baa ! r
been discovered-fmany" other SfateTtr.
A letter has been received from Mr. A L. ; r
Butt announcing his intention of returning '
to Charlotte the latter part of ibis week' to ' r
remain permanently. His father,.. Re v.: J.
F. Buti will continue to travel with the
panorama, its. value as a source of revenue . :
being still unabated. Mr, Butt will occupy , v
his , time in executing another ' series rof -"
paioungs upon the same, subject, in: wbrchl) p ;
be proposes .to, improve upon, the. fifst.., .
The grand jary has had nnder con V1- t
sideration the accident on t.h&rAtlanta&-;i
Charlotte ' Air-Line railroad, in y which,
Phillip S. Wbisnant, of this city, and IW.V- : -' s s
negro men were killed, and as a result, cf .,.; ,
tbe investigation returned a true 'bill against "
Conductor David Lockman, the ebbe'tietdr -s't"
who was taken from--jail- nnder; a writ1 of -habeas
coroua and u nownuuon a hood Ait i T -
I f5.000 -JThey djd not : findV a lJ(rucbWl U h
against JJoglneer Wresenoery, wbawas.Qau
the engine of the second train. -' Thechargtif Ii-
against Aiocsman is mansiaugater,