WIT. . BERNARD, Editor' and Pfoprietor.
Friday, AprQ 8th, 1881, ;
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.-. OiBFIEtD'S TBODBLES-
It must be admitted by the warm
est friends of President Garfield that
he is 'environed by difficulties. At
th verv threshold of Ms term he is
threatened with opposition by the
Grant element a most potentiaKae'.r
gressive element of hiaown party.
Already there are serioui discords io
his Oatinei y Withm month since
the inaugural we hear of three threat
ened resignations. Garfield ii now
M.nlV Sn nnAafton if tint
devious, ways. Some of bis nomina-
LIUUB Viuug uais wjvm
to put it mild. ; Hif ;r partydivided
into f actions, allt war among them
'selves,! cannot give him that united
and hearty support which the head
of a party must desire. It may be
that a " temporary peace may 'be
may be allayed, but can it be hoped
sanguinely that beginning in disaffec
tion and beset by most perplexing
doubts and difficulties the way of the
Administration will be smoothpience
f orth, sustained by a united and con
sistent; party, aiming at one end, and
that the good, of the wole country?
Mr. Garfield is a man; of very su
perior abilities. No partisan will de
ny that. But whether he is a man of
will remains to be seen- His politi
cal career has been marked'strangely
with many great inconsistencies. If
we were to judge him by his past
record; we should suppose him to be a
man of vacillating temper and varia
ble views. j-He needs certainly a will
of Andrew Jackson assertion and m
domitableness. He is dealing with
hostile elements that need a strong
hand 2 nd resolved purpose. His foes
of his own household are men of ag
gressive and even imperious temper.
To meet them Garfield must be a man
nf Jrnri and Innt a man of war. Tf he
yield io the encroachments and de
mands of the Cpnkling tribe he is
rone. He will be the mere figure-
- bead or a faction, lie will no$ dare
proceed upon any course that in the
least is disapproved of by said faction..
He will not be the President of the
TTnimi r.r n'f tl. Rpnnhlinan nartv.
. T - . 7 r -
but of the 306 who stood by Grant
; - 1 -at
Cincinnati to the last. ;
If he should yield now and en
deavor to pacify the wrath of the
mighty Lord Roscoe and his chiefs
by recalling appointments offensive
to them and by making those they
demand imperatively, then he will
find himself either a tool of a faction
or a merefeather, tossed about by
toe wmas 01 cliques, ana wnn an
assurance that his Administration
will be marked by failures and incon
sistencies. He must have a strong,
united Cabinet, that will stand by
him in every issue and that cannot be
driven about by every breath of op-
-a ? . 1 J 1 F 1 v 3 - - m. M .
position like a tiny cork on an ocean
wave We prefer to see Garfield
triumphant over Conklmg and his
crew J of implacables. But from a
Democratic1 standing-point there ' is
encouragement in these dissensions.
They: presage a failure in 1884, when
we must hope once more that a Dem
ocrat! will be elected and the safety
and prosperity of the countrv as-
- . w J 0 ' .
The new; common sohool law meets
r - 1 . - ' ' - - - -
with? the general ' approval .of the
press, as' far as we have noticed. All
seem; glad that at last right steps have
been; taken to render the schools of
the State much better and to do for
the children what is ao jnuch needed
The office of county superintendent
is regarded as important. Of course
its efiiciency will depend upon the
character of the men chosen." ' Well
qualified officials are needed. ' To be
qualified embraces ' a good deal.1 He
must be a scholar, a teaoher, a man
of energy, a man of devotion, a man
of sound judgment. We' find !aet
forth in our esteemed, contemporary,
v. the J -Wilson Advance, some of the
duties of the new office that deserves
a wider reading. :We have only
space for the following. It says: v
."The problem before lhe"countv aimers
iotendent ia, ; to adopt such methods xf
examinatioo andinatruction, as will secure
competent teachers to create In them a
foil sense of responsibility, by.acongcious
neaa that tbelr school management is under
hie supervision and: direction to inspire
by a personal, visit to the schools, as well
as a special examination of each of them
aa interett in both teacher nd rjnnila-tn
i expressed in a purpose 10 maae me coin-
I - - 1 .o.u m nnhlin henefaA
tion. What is wanted io a county superior
tendenl la not simply a figure hea, to dra
the mooey allotted to tfce office but one.
who has tbe power add the wiXto
the Common schools system Mo a. level
with the wants-of the peopleTrulyabi9
is ao office, io which the impulses of
nhiiAnthronv ahnnld : ooeraie mote largely
than pecuniary interests, io the discbarge of
its cuties. r an no oiner spuere u wo
;o uw ,
cciTeaoampfttnnt man can xejjo a-iJget
service to the county," .. i
.The talk in Washington.fon.Satug
day and Sunday-, was all about, "pis
tols and: coffee." The late unplea
santness between Voothees and 'Ma
bone was the uppermost! topic ,The
gossips were all around and the ques
tion discussed ;was how cshall the :
quarrel be settled? Will there be
resort to the code or will there be an
interference of fnendsl But the idea;
prevailed ' to a considerable extent
that there would be no powder burnt
as no one was spoiling actually, for a
fight, i It struck us after reading the
discussion ' between Voorheea : and
Manone that the ' onus of a challenge
rested upon the little "rebel . Briga-
dier." The Washington Jtofc of Sun
day has this to say. of the town-talk.;
- "Io disenssing the contlogency or f a
'gentlemanly adjustment of. the diffleoity,
however, there is a wide and apparently
irreconcilable difference of opinion aa to
which party gave the provocation and which
should take the initiative in calling the
other to account. There is only one point
on which ail are agreed and that is,
that offensive language was used. " That
it was used intentionally rather than in the
neat of sudden exasperations, is also tolera
bly obvious. Mr. Voorbees, it is said, could
hardly have been more personal bad be
himself originated and incorporated io bis
speech the words 'renegade Democrat,' re
pudiationist' ana -oargamer,- usea oy me
newspaper editorial which be bad read at
the clerk's desk, and which be afterwards
indorsed. And Mahone evidently intended
to throw down the gage when he said that
no brave and 'honorable' man would in
dorse such sentiments; and that Yootbees
might take the remark to himself and 'wear
it. It is maintained by others that while
the crowning 'insult was given by toe In
diana Senator, the language of the rising
Virginia statesman was simply that of a
man who, alter having neen caiiea a.'iiar,'
retorts with 'you're another.? " , .
It is propheoied that no duel will
follow.' It is believed that Mahone
will not challenge and Voorbees is
content tb abide by the record. A
Washington 1 dispatch ' to the New
York Evening Pott Republican, has
this to say of the effects of the con
flict of words : .
"Mahone'a performance yesterday has
not strengthened bis position. ' His. fiery
words were, as Mr. Vborhees properly
characterized them, very cheap.- Senator
Blaine made a laugh last winter when hm
predicted io bis epigrammatic way that the
Democratic revolution would not revolve.
In like manner Mr. Voorbees set forth m
its trne ridiculous aspect Mr. Mahone'a
bullying threat that 'this thing was to stop
'Suppose it don't ? J Suppose it don't ?
asked the tall 8ycamore, and the indica
tions decidedly are that it will not Mahone
is an able man in his way. and no doubt a
brave one, but neither by bis ability ndr
bravery cao he stop the troth from pre
: TBOTH AND JDsriCE. ; ..7
"The road at the time it was sold. was.
in the estimation of the Stab, worth mil
lions of dollars including its indebtedness.
and to sell it to secure its completion was a
crime. 'amiow IMisen,
We have paid no attention to the
anonymous misrepresentations of the
Stab that have' appeared in the Ra
leigh Hews- Ubserverfina were gladly
caught up and copied (by request," no
doubtXbysome of the Raibroad organs.-.
We notice the above -in the
Railroad organ at AsbevUle because
it chooses to follow the example of
the anonymous writer : and misrepre
sent the Star. The Stas did not
hold that it "was a crime", "to BeT
the Western North Carolina Rail
road "to secure its completion." - It
preferred that the State "should own
it and that it should be built by our
own people rather than to almost
give it away. : That our position as
to the question of a sale may be seen
we will quote a few sentences' from
the files of this paper.
On February 27th, 1880, the Stab
' "Let it be understood the Stab is not
orrosED to the tale of ihe Western North
Carolina Railroad. . But we do
say that it ought not to be sold on the terms
proposed in the bill (Best) printed in the
dtab 01 xnursaay."
- This opinion was iterated and re
iterated' ..7... ,.vv "i':y
On March 27th it said :
- "The position of the SrABhas been and
is this : Under the circumstances rr avobs
A saxk, but not upon the terms of the Best
proposition. - . , We shall o only too
glad if our fears are not realized and our
i ; What can be; plainet ' than this?
The Stab, believing in . the correct
ness of the opinions expressed by;e$-
Senatora Merrimon and Dortch and
Col. D. K. MoRae, that the bill was
defective and might prove disastrous;
and believing further that? fAevsale
might not prove sale Bf terallf it
again ' and again aid thaV:hiist
favorinnra sale it .did -not favor that
kind of a sale.??
The Stab would have favored, and
so stated r repeatedly, any sale that
would guarantee the wmpUtlon of,
th& two roadd-r-the one to taint Rook
and thev other, to puoktown - The
tnends 01 the :jest sale were eon-?
fideot of j,wo thjtSgi; first,
r thaV Che
route; exnq7? ;thaf r A test "would
build iU, -t;
, rfi-.t-i- i. t4
cessors "-complete bis ttoo con tracts ?
jyho isgreeo Enough to Relieve Jt?
w xuer i- , sapoeaaea t toiiow in
r? . . ,
,jivHu-viwiiu wuu ueiievea soy Bucn
IhJpg. x We would be delighted to
see the Ducktown road built." We
would be glad .know that theele?
onant was na of r or ertr.
1.. . v-.
As jto the, Jaint: RoQk roadlhe
Stab said repeatedly .fifteen , months
ago-, that dj- private individual in
e. State. wijBapital
undertake . the - completion . of the
Paint Rook road nnder, the Be9t-cpDr
traoWt?ir4.matter were deemed
important enough by ns we would go
into the subject thoroughly and from
ihe, begmniirg,; Dj.woiti4 -'8001)111
it is not Ibe Stab that is inconsistent,
and ridiculous and unfair,. but those
.who sold out to Best uqder the. plea
that he would really build the DyoK
town road. We neither believe that
the Ducktown road will be . built jby
the successors of Best, nor do we ber
lieve that . tE successors .themselves
nor their friends and fuglemen jibe
lieve it.'--'i. 'mgi! 'si?ll jftMZ
The advocates r of . the sale,,repre-r
sented the Western North Carolina
Railroad as a tremendqtta burden up
on the tax-payers of the State That;
ras the'keynote of, .their whole ar
gument j for , the , sale.? j ,The people
would,, not stand it any. longer, earn
they, and rather , than keep the ele-,
phant, they would give it way.
il The Stab, from their standing-
point, would prefer that the , burden,
being removed, being lifted, as they
say. it has been, shall not be replaced
upon the shoulders of the tax-payers
again. Supposing it to have been a
tremendous, unbearable., curse . upon
the taxpayers, why . should the. Stab
or any one desire it to be returned to
the St ate' to be a curse and a burden.
again? .. The Stab merely acoepts the
argument of . the friends of the road.
One word more. The Star is not an
enemy to the completion of the two
roads under the present ownership, or
any other. It is simply. a falsehood
if this is said: It will be as much
pleased at the completion of the roads
as the most pronounced and boastful
frieod of the scheme will be. " It is
not true that the Stab has intention
ally suppressed any facts connected
with the progress of the two roads.
It has given fronv time to time such
facts - and -figures as appeared re
liable and of importance.' Our files
authorize this statement. "We wrote
ten lines or so-a mere squib a piece
of - badinage and it was oaught
up as a shark seizes its prey, and
commented upon with the disingeon
ousnesa and smartness peculiar to
the author of the aforesaid anony
mous article. Our belief is that
the figures, or come quite like them,
that' were complained of aa being dis
regarded of suppressed, had appeared
in the Stab. We have done with de
fending our course; v We are proud of
out record; ?c We have nothing to take
back, t We have made no mistakes or
bladders. .wWe believe what was said
by us in January and February, 1880,
as prophecy, can yet be used as histo
ry; and yet we shall be indeed glad if
Um prophecy I turns c out ' altogether
false;' In saying this' we are perfect
ly frank, perfectly sincere. 'So: far
from1 opposing the sale of the West
ern North Carolina: Railroad, in an
editorial'of oiore than a-f column in
ldnerth we favored the sale of the
State's; interest in every 'railroad in
North Carolina. But we favored a
afe. We never favored a half : or a
bogus or a pretended sale; but a real,1
bona fide, genuine, complete, unmis
takable sale;aM5?" mt
, JOHN SHEBSUR AND OTAHONB.
; ' The readers of the Stab are pre
pared to believe that it never expects
anything Upright and honorable and
j ust from John Sherman.1 It recog
nizes his; very" fine abilities, and it
recognizes the ingrain corruption of
the man. In his recent speech in the
Sehate:'iV was 5 precisely in keeping
withl bis ; known' character thaff be
Bhbuld ' take 'delight firweioomlng'
Manone into the bosom of -the Radi
cal party. Johnthinks that MahoheV
desertion" o. principle,' friends 'and
State,' is the aignal for the breaking
U," F- V.o MSrtl tA 'krinifr' W 1 t'hll
up or the "solid aoutn. ' we ten
the Wily John this : that itls our eon
now liian it Wa a year ago,: and that
there is less danger of ihdependent-
ism' ( among : Democrats than tat
any time since p Mr.-" Tilden-? 1 was'
elected President df the c ;United
States. ajrSfldJLUifiit - by
rascality and tfraud John Qhefm,an,
himself,- being puef the chief: .ma
nipulators of the -villainy! ?This' is
history.' John Sherman and rj antes
A; Garfield will live as lodg a Hayes
lives in theiaaeniorj.pFSeni for they
were ui, matu io5i,ramentBr neea. in
avenged crime against the American,
vvvuiv. 411 is ;reY Mevu yu. uruuer
thaf-a'Tian " or'Shermabs peculiar
type should play the part of Sena
torial- Pecksniff and - take the Vit-
ginia traitor to his bosbnO, .. 0,:what
a goodly outside,falsehoo"d hath; 1", v
The.Kepublicans may find that the
Democrats who have been prone ta
give; wa,ynnderrtheir :blu8trihgjDip
position will1 remain Steadfast in the
fight-no w being waged in the Senate. .
The, Democrats knowrthe whole
country ,: knows, , that ,, tbis ,; time
they 'have their uarrej ;iust, ;
and they should not fear any . conse
quences that may follow from a pro
tracted and defiant struggle. r 1 hey
cannot yield to the imperious demands
of the Raaioals without io sotne. ex
tent sharing in the ignominy, of , an
alliance with .Mahone, and ..without
condoning to some extent the crime
of his desertion and the welcqmejbe
has: received from the gushing, S3 tal-
warts. .But there are some Republic
oan papers in. toe. mouu . tnat nave
uot failed to point out the shame of
the (r alliance .The . Philadelphia
American in its issue of the 2nd insU
said of Mahone Ui. vh'T
"He is a repudialor and nobbing tlse; he
owes bis seat in the Senate to his ba4 .'pre
eminence ia the attacks on the credit ' and
good name of what was once the .proudest
State in the . Unioo.; Be is a Seoator be
cause of his eagerness to draegle in the dust,
the honor of l he State which gave us Wash
ington, Patrick Henry, Jefferson, 1 Madison
and Monree. ; If those five were to awake,
from the dead, and bad their will' of Mr
Mahone, they would make a vacancy 1n the
Senate ?;,:uv;;:;. : .:
Well and; justly Xsaid.; I Again nit
says ot Manone defence of bis
course: ; ' ., . I,
"On the main issaei' Mr. Mabone's .de
fence ia altogether, worthless, and the shame
of its woriblessnesa ia shared by the Be-'
publican leaders wbo prepared the way for
bis accession to their party,' and tbe Re
publican Senators who welcomed him to
their ranks. Heretofore the record of the
Republican party b si been unimpeachable
in this matter." . t .
' Here is a very , able and scholarly
Republican paper . that dares to.be
truthful and candid in these lying,
blatant times. It. is a good '.sign.
Again we say, let the Democrats ,in
the Senate be firm and trne. , , . ,
The Asbeville and Spartanburg
Railroad was sold on the 4th to a
number of bondholders for $111,000.
The Charleston News & Courier
says : ' ' ; ' '
"Immediately after the sale a meeting
was held and a new company organized
under tbe title of the Asbeville and Spar
lanburK Railroad Company, with - - - i
, R Y. McA.den, Presidenu .
' W. H. Inman; Vice President " "
- James Anderson, Superintendent.- -V
N. Dolls, Treasurer.
R. Y. McAden. Frank E Taylor, W. H.
Inman, JoBeph Walker, VV. S. Thompson,
Alfred Austill andp.fi. Duncan, direc
Steps will be taken at ao early day to
complete tbe road to Asbeville "
The Charleston News Courier
says-' ef Judge J. F.v SimmonsV
volume of poems: - : " f : -
.The chief iotereat: of 'The Welded
Link and the other verses In Ibis volume is
io their expression of the reawakened senti
ment of brotherhood I between the North
and tbe South, wb cb grew out of the gen
erous sympathy shewn by the North in the
shape of. lavish contributions in aid of the
fever-sirickon South, and in the heroic self
sacrifice of Northern men and women wbo
personally braved the pestilence io carrying
succor to tbe nffl cted." ,
Judge Simmons is a native North
Carolinian. ' ' ' ' . " " '"i"
; e. ': ' J -
Thomas Jtfleraon was the only .skeptic in
tbe line of American Presidents; but only
two" of them, Washington and Garfield,
have been communicants. . 'Jackson, Har
rison,' Polk and Grant were Methodists, and
the-rest belonged to , different deaomina-.
tioat.JSKchange . v T;, .
; Was not General Jackson a Pres
byterian ? We have that impression'.
Of all the Presidents only two were
-members of a church. Piety and
the Presidency do not seem to sit in
the) same pewvni-iit : Xiyt ei ; I' ' isji?
The cotton crop of 1880-81 is now
estimated at 6,100,000 bales the
jfyi-j --.;.s ,fJ.Por.the 8tar. : ,
Pender Lead In OrKanlzinc for Jr-
' - Buboaw, N. -April 4th; 1881.":.
' The friends of Prohibition in. Pender
rallied here to-pay. ; A permanent organic
zation was effected, .with the - following of-p
licers , - - - r,: ,
'President Dr. 8: g. SatchwelL u
.Vice President George Z French'.
: Secretary and Treasurer Wm. T.. Ban
merman. " J ; n-' y x" - :'- -
.The following gentlemen were appointed
as an Executive Committee:
Grant Township Ma j. C Wi McClam-'
my and George tthephard; -Holly Daniel
Shaw and J. R Bannerman; Union Col.
Jona Powers -and James Alderman
Holden A H. Paddison and A Taylor
Rocky Point John E Durham and Wm.
H. French ; Lincoln J. ;- Qaincy Bell and
(Jbarles M.Tay lor ; Caswell J. rR. - Pddi-
son and E. A."Hawes; Columbia R H.
Murphy . and 'Benjamitt' Custin f Gum G
W. Corbeft and William Keilh; -Burgaw
James BL' Moore. -; y .-yf ,
I Tbe following gentlemen, 'including out
cersof tbe association, and, members of the
Executive Committee," are delegates to the
State Prohibitory Convention to be : held at
Raleigh, on the 37tb instant: Dr. N.,T Ea
nett,' Rev. JV S.' Black and 'Messrs. W: B
Hoeutt, TH. W. Mclctire aud William
Herring..;- r . , r
; After further oroceedioes lookine to the
support of. the Prohibitory Liquor Bill passhv
ea oy ine recent Legislature,, the associa-
hob aoiournea, suiiict to me cauor tne
President. W. T. Baitnsr3CAK,
sec. fender Co. PronibitoryAaaociation.
I ' - Prematote Leii of tbe Hlr'
I lbucidap$ may ie entirely preventdd by tbe
use of Burkett's CociiAiKK. n It has been
used in thousands 'of cases where- the hair
was coming out Jn bandtnltana b&s oeter
failed toarret its decay ; it promotes a
beklthy and "vigorous erowlb,"and. it is at
the-.ame time unrivaled a soflahd glossy
dre$sinff for tbe hair. t , t . ? " -
i B0RNEtTS TLAYORmo IJt?
TRACTS are' ;tbe best" strongest and most
ealthf ul. Sold everywhere. , ,:. . - f ,
'v' f g t r " -m '
a bat r act or r?cecdtbg tit Ktjour
. 7 ssssien
. The Board of County Commissioners, met
in regular moC.hly session yesterday after
noonOornmissioners Worth, Bagg, pierce,
and Montgomery being preaent.
Tbe resignation of Commissioner Smith,
made 00 tbe 25th of March, was read and
accepted, xtXA.l-J P tWW'' .
CcpgetMowetwhet was elected to
fill tbe vacancy i by "the Board' of Magis
trates, appeared and took the oith and wa
duly installed -iJ p)tiip?5?WyiK'
m The Biard then proceeded -to the. eleo
tioniuf ; a Chairman. . Cprnmifsloner Bagg
was put. 10 nomination and Was elected by
Commissioner Mbofe was appointed on
the Pi n ance,. ' Pa blic Building, - Board of
Managers," and .City . Hospital committees'.
- - The application of sundry persons of this
county .fpr.jeopeniog Negro Me&i road was
considered ao J tbe Xollowing was ordered
by the ; Boar : : ,;" -yt
That proper noticer be given to (he'iand
owners ihroagb- whose 'laodr the' road
passes to appear before this 'Board, at the
regular meeting on; tbe first.. Monday: in
May, and, show , cause why the . petition
should not be granted. ' ' ' - v. " ; I
' The. report of Messrs. ',Brown and Mo
Rae, surveyors, relative to tbe boundary
lines between tbe Poor House and Garrellrs
land, waaacceptedf I'n-itmxn k'S-iX.
. The Treasurer, submitted bis monthly're
port Balance of ; general' fund 00 band
$27,522X9; balance of special fond on .hand
$391 20. -One bond of $500. No. 133. with
all coupons attached, ' and 62 coapona of
$3, each, and 82 coupons ot tbe denomina
tion of $15 each, were, surrendfred and de
stroyed in the presence of ithe Board. The
Treasurer's report ebowed balance otr hand
of educational fund of $6,268.29: , ,.
- Tbe Register of Deeds handed in his re
port for - tbe : moaih of March, abowinc
$20 90 paid over to the. Treasu:er, and ex
hibiting bis receipts for the same. '
The Board then made a. levy under
Schedule B and O taxes, which-were about
the same as the State, including the $60
license upon retail dealers in ipirituous
liquors, to be' paid In advance, and for no
term less than twelve months, i . i;r.
. .The following were appointed Tax Lis
ters i . . -r-v-'i : "
Wilmington Distiict CoL J. G. Burr.
; Cape Fear Iredell Johnson. : .
a arnett A. A Moselev. 1 " f
Masonboro'Jt A. Montgomery
Federal Point J.H. Home. ;
J. W Dols. John Carroll; K- Hl Bor
deaux, A. D. Wessell, John C Heyer and
John Taylor the latter, of Federal Point
and to sell malt liquors only-were granted
licenses to retail. - , t
PBN DKB - Cocmi IT. i rJ ':
Been tar 'Monthly meeilBg at tWe
Board of Const- Coanaalaaloaiora. --
The Board met at Burgaw on Monday
last; presenV Daniel Shaw. Chairman, and
Commissioners Alderman and Corbelt.; :;
Much business relating to school and tbe
deserving poor was transacted, . 1 ;
The following persons were appointed
Township List Takers, in accordance with
section 1 of the new Machinery set:
. C. W. McClammy, Grant Township; W.
J, Player, Holly; T. J. Armstrong, Rocky
Point; R. T. Sanders. Holden; 3d E Rl
venbark. Union; T. H. W. Mclntire, Co
lumbia; C. P. Moore, Lincoln; James F.
Moore, Caswell; J. J Pridgen, Caneluck.
Tbe Sheriff, Register of Deeds and Clerk
of the Superior Court presented their
monthly reports, which were examined
found correct and ordered to be placed 00
file and spread oa the book of official re
ports." ;' ' .,:
Dr.- G. F. Lucas came before the Board
and declined to act as Coroner. r '
John Moore, of Caneluck, qualified as'
County Surveyor.. ... . .
: The County Board of Education and the
County Board of Justices of .'the Peace will
meet in joint session on the first Monday in
June next to elect a Couofy- Superintendent
of Public Instruction.; oar ;: rl . v?:--.:
'flleeiina; of ssksiatratoa.'
In 'accordance 'with' previous" "notice, "the
Board of Magistrates of the county of New
Hanover met at the Court House yesterday,
at 12 o'clock, for. the .- putpose of electmg ; a
member of the , Board of County Commis.
aioners to fill1 the vacancy caused . by jhe
resignation of Col. Wm. L, Smith, Joho Sv
James, Esq.j being in the chair.' f V ; ' ' ;
; -Therewere- twenty-three members pre-
r :. v.
-, . .
I CoL Roger Moore td O.G. Parsley, Jr.;
were placed in nomlQaiion, and on the first
bailor Col. Mopre4 Received ,18 votes, Mr,
Parsley 6 votes and Mrv 'Walker Meares 1
vote; whereupon Col. Moore was declared
duty elected. .-"1- ;". : rvi-p;'-"i z
Oa motion of; Jastice C. W.' Myers tbe
election of Col. Moore was, made ,unanU
mous, an d the meeting then adjourned. -
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Pnder jcoanty jaaclotrateoJ i
! ,Tbe following is a list of the new Justices,
of the Peace recently appointed by the Leg
islature for Pender county : ; - -'
John E Durham, Rocky Point township;
John Di Powers, TJoion township; C. P.
Moore, Lincoln township; T. H. W. Mcln
tire,', Columbia township; M.- C- Collins,
Holden township; William J. Player, Holly
townsblptR. K. Bryan, Jr,f Grant lownahip;
E." Hawes, Caswell township; J. J. Pridgen,
D. 'J. Corbett, BF. Keith, CanetucVto vo
ship.-5VU-ia yyi-yii-: "c,y : x ,
I The last named is a new township. " :-
I The foreign shipments yesterday em
braced tbe German brig JDerj Wanderer, for.
Hull, Eng by Messrs:, Pater son, Downing
& Co., with 1,650 barrels of j roBin and 550
barrels of tar; .bf German barque Carl Max,.
for Genoa, fi witzsrland-by. Messrs Pater
son, Downing ; & Co., wiib 2 650 barrels of
rosin; and tbe Norwegianlfarque Septentrio,
for Hamburg, Germany, by -Messrs. Alex.
Sprunt & Son, with 2 900 barrels of rosin.
Forettt 8bipmBtf c orl v1
': The foreign shipments yesterday consist
ed of the .German , barque &ian, lot Rot
terdam, Hoiland,'by l Messr83Liex!.!;-Spruni
& Son, with 2.882 barrels of roEin ; and the
British i schr; Iioaalie; tot Nassau,5 - by
MessrsirE. Kidder & Soua'Wtth 88,649 feet
of lumber, and 10 000 shingles, : The Ger-
maniba'ique CarZitfaaj.alluded to yesterday,
cleared Jor Genoa, Italy," instead of 8wiU
erland, as it was unihoughte'diy stated . i
1 HORSFdRD'S ; ACID ' PHOSPHATE
acta as a braio and nerve.food. . It ia not a
quack medicine, but is prepared' accord i 0 e
w im Qirccuons oi ibb wen Known rrof.'
E. 2T. Horseford. 1
""X Very Groat ii,of L.rce
. RaletgbjFarrner&rechanlc. j
The Statesville 1 Landmark, whose
editor was appoinied by Gov. Jar vis
State proxy for the; Western N. C. R.
R. S,tock last fall,' copies the remarks
ot the. Fayette villa Examiner, in
reference to our view of tbe Best-Syndicate-Iiichmond
'& Dau viile
bubble, and endorses" them; Isf If bf-
. - - i ! . .
; ."This-is, all person al a nd political
prejudice aside, - the common sense
view of the situation. What differ1-;
ence does it' make ; to the State of .
North Carolina .whether .Best or an-j
other takes this property off its hands
and - completes it!' But strange to
say,, now as. ; from the ; beginning1
those. ;who mest. bitterly ', deuouooed
the sale are most harrowed by the
apprehension thai its terni3 will be
Violated land the 'road revert ; to .the
State.' In the , language of anotheiy
after having.. denounced, the - whole!
bargain ; and sale as : an unblushing '
stealtbey denounce Jarvis' 'because
be, does not now takeV Best. by. the
throat and forse him-Ttc confcnmmate
We presume that the Landmark
will hot do us' the justice to let its
readers see our reply to the Exami
ner, (and, by consequence, to its own!
endorsement of. that paper), for our
answer was printed as. long ago. aa
March 17th, prior to the 'appfearatice
of ihe'abbve.':? Bofr'we'ask our read-J
ers to note that there are public joar-j
nals 10 North t Carolina ' Whiuh can
coolly ask What" differencefdbe8 it
make whether Best -:or another, name
ly, the' Richmond &1 Danville Rj R.,
takes the property pff its hands and
completes it ?" , ... . - .!, J
We have only , a few inches of
space to respond, as our columns are
about . filled; but a single (sentence
ought to sunice. ; .Does it. make no ,
difference whether - a -great State
Work of Internal' Improvement
which has been building for years
with taxes wrung from an impover
ished people shall- now, when be
ginning to be ; profitable, pass into
hands that will pervert the patrioiio
purpose of that peoplej' acd convert
the road into a mere feeder for fyir
ginia seaports,instead of for our North
Carolina poits ? Does it make no
difference whether Mr. Best (who
solemnly swore to carry out the
grand soheme of . a : North Carolina
system) shall step aside and allow the
road to become a mere suck pipe to
drain our mountains to Richmond ?
: - Look at the present situation of our
"State" roads ? I Is it not a farce to
call tbenf North Carolina Works of
Internal Improvement ?' The Rich
mond people laugh at the ideal v1 ( '
Why, it was only last Friday that
the Richmond Stateja a three column
article reciting the great benefits the
Richmond & North Carolina Rail
road had brought to Richmond, ad
vocated another suck-pipe, as follows:
. ' "The trade of Richmond de
mands another road ,: from , Keysville
to the North Carolina . border, and,
thence down through the richest
counties i of that State. It is your
Natural Tributary and your rigbtlul
market P ',..-;. , - . v -r-i ; !
And Col. Thos. R. Sharplells the
Richmond and tbe Danville people
that his ; narrow-gauge will pay six
per cent. on , every dollar invested,
"because it will bring the rich pro
ducts of Southwestern North Caro
lina to our cities." ' . ' 4 .
-And it was only last' Sunday that
the ; Richmond -Diepatdh used ; this?
significant language: "It has been un
derstood for some time past that the
Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Company
intended to extend the Midland road
fronv Dan viliev to Charlotte arid; to
seek consolidation with. Atlanta and
Charlotte. The construction ot such
a road would make Baltimore, a rival
ta Richmond.'f pr jhe ; southern trade
of North and . South . Carolina .and
Georgia. The interests of Richmond
are tbe interests'of her great feeder,
the Richmond A- Danville Railroad
For several weeks the'Danville syn
dicate, as it is - called, have been on
the alert to Avert the " threatened in-
vasion ! of Richmond's , bommercfar
territory." ' - :- . v.
i .Could words be plainer? v l
:? And - yet there are . papers which
can ask j what .. difference . it . makes'
whether the 200 or more miles of our.
great "State? road shall be completed
aa a part of our - North Carolina sys
tem, or merely a ; branch of "Rich
mond's great commercial feeder!" i
; The landmark assertions wonld.
oreate the impression that .the ir
mer "c6 'Mechanic, f denounced; the,
sale," etc. On the contrary,' this pa
per was second to none in endorsing
the proposition tb sell the road. "And.
we sustained, it vigorously until; we
began to see the wire pulling j and
double-dealing that have since icaased'.
the whole transaction to stink in Hhe
public estimation. Then i' we ifde
- Id conclusion, we invite the Land
mark to note how Richmond's greedi
ness has out .Statesville, J&ioston and
other towns out of the Midland road.
0 f course, the Baltimore rpeople Vwill
. not build that ; road now that - they.
have been beaded off at Charlotte.- '.'
' r.Bid '.' i-a- ' ' ':' (0f tip
'.Tbe tmvr in Bg;ara iOoronera. c ? :
We have; already etated-that the hew law
in regard to Coroners' duties requires that
only six persons shall constitute a jary,'and
that they shall receive; the sabs pay as
other jurors. A still. further amendment
to the old law,' a certified copy of .which; is
before us- providies that a Coroner shall hot
be requiredr'to hold an inqaes't "-over "the
Ibbdy of aay.'deceased person unless-it is
made to.- Appear . by" theiaffldavit bf -scime
'responsible party that the deceased proba:
bly came to.hia ideatb; by tbe-criminal ac
or default of some-persoa-or persons, r nor
shall a physician, or surgeon be' summoned ,
except at the request of the jury .invest!
:gattiiflprneearM Vs 1 .a zi8-V:&vfi&t-ii
me ..a. o. i . jo. alack -Tip fof Cbil
dren's 8hbesJriUpeH6rTo1iirorbefrfor the
t oHowing , reaaon. iTb.ey protect; the" tear
from .wear just at the point where the wear
comes, and do not give the shoo bungling
sod patched appearance, as do toe capsvr r.
Spirits ,TurpentinH i
iHizabetbCity Carolinian; The
slander suit of Wilson vs. Johnson, of '
Woodville, removed from Perquimans ui
tbts county, waatned last wetlr The plain
tiff claimed $5,000 damages Tbe lurv
awarded $100 - --"- JUf
Fayetievilie -Examiner-1 i Revj
T, W..Eoeltoft, of ;Mobile, Alabama (fori
merly of r Mansfield, Louisiana), has ac
cepted a call from "the Baptist church of
this town, and will preach bis first sermon
on the second 8unday in April, v I
;''tii8rjp2i:- The services
are 6tiU going on 4a Yhe Baptist cbnreb, aod
the pastor has preached -a ; number of very
impressive sermons: Several perron a have
professed faith: "-&d kin May, Esq , wbo
left ,tai8 cuoty &bout four . mootbs ago to
live io Tx, ba;retUToed. He says he
liked.TtX43r but couldn't stand tbe people.
49siBMf '74CBe& mir"'f -iaaf
formed that Dc iSarrett, of . Eastern North
Carolina, is erecting a Urge hotel, at u
cost of $10,000, at the' Well known mineral
all-bealiD Spring "at; the base of Crowdet's
Hountain. -;It will be of easy access from 1
any'of ihe following stations 00 the Air
Line: Gastonia, Woolen's and King's
Mountain. ' ' : 1 ;
Goldsboro Messenger: The Infe
rior Court closed ita.labors for tbe term na
Saturday; last, after a good week's work;
The following were sentenced to tbe reni-
tenliary all colored-and sent up for lar
ceny: Caroline Bowden, 4 years; Wiltiam
Kiwg, 2 years; Beory Richardson, 5 years;
Nancy Hudson, 1 year ?. Allen Atkinsqn S
years; and Charles Williams, 1 year, f 4
- f GKarlotle 06servibe iaim
ber of imermentr In the city- cemeteries
during the month of March were aa fol
tows: Elm wood (white), adults, 2; children,
5; total, 7. Pinewood (colored), adults, 5;
children, 6; total, 10.: - The railroad
taJk has given way to prohibition. It is
geoerally acknowledged on the streets that
the prohibitionists have made an excellent -start.
-It ia thought that Judge Merri
morf will consent to make a speech' here in
the interest of prohibition. -y.-, y j : ,
, ;The Milton Chronicle is nine
years ana two weeks old.1 its editor is
much older. Raleigh Visitor,. The Chroni
cle has been puoiisued for more than thirty
years, to our knowledge Wilmington Star.
It reads Vol. 9, No 2. -But it don't make
much difference. Bro. Evans would like
to get young again, anyway. RaLi Visitor.
You bell But we are Vol. 9 New Series.
Old Series makes us pan out 40 years.
Milton Chronicle. . '..; ; ;j
Salisbury Examiner: Two ne
groes got into an altercation at Mr.- Cady's
Mine, .Tuesday morcins. and Frank Menis
I was shot in the stomach by Henry Walker.
We could not learn whether tbe wound was
fatal or not. ; - -Last Friday night, Mr.
John Hartmao's barn fell down; withiu
three feet of the ground, and stiange to say,
two horses that were, in tbe barn -at jibe
time, escaped serious injury. They were
dragged out from under the pile of fallen
lumber alive and are now doing service.
Hillsboro Observer :, By a let
ter received from our young friend, Mr.
Jfhn W. Mallett, of Chapel Hill, who is
now in Texas, ' we regret to learn ' that be
has been so unfortunate as to have one of
his legs broken. Mrs. -Elizabeth Ne
vill, of Chapel Hill Township, Orange
county; died on last Thursday, the 24th in
stant, aged 87 years, 6 months and 8 days. -
flflA - Bio the mntha, nf 1 fl Aki'M,.. I OK.
grand children, 60 great-grand children,
and 5 great-great-grand-children. Total.
110 children. "
I Salisbury Watchman: Mr. Wil
liam Brandretb, general manager of the
North Slate Mining Company, was in tbe
City Monday, and started out in company
with Dr. Eameson an inspecting tour over
he proposed line of railroad from here to
Jefferson. ;. Some few of onr people do not
realize that this road is certainly to be built
he fact ia beyond question. Mr. J.
B. Lanier a lock box at tbe poetpffice was
robbed last week of Us contents. Among
others taken was a check for $300. . The
check was afterwards picked up on the
street, where it bad been dropped.
' . VVarrenton ; Gazette : Mr. Jack
McCarthy, living about five miles from
town, cut a negro's throat a few dayssicce.
The negro's condition ia considered danger
ous.. ,- Snow fell quite briskly for a
short while last Saturday; some hail last
Tuesday night, and a slight fall of snow
Wednesday morning,, which makes the
fifth snow fr March. Unusual, certainly,
-p r If formed, Vance, county; will I take
irom. warren aoout one unn or ner terri
tory and -about " one fifth of her best : citi
zens An overwhelming majority of those
In the "cut off," are bitterly opposed to
leaving us. ; The election takes place on the
24tbof.May. fyyy-, mY-r.y,.- -
Hickoryt Vss: The shingle
factories of Mr. Q. M Whitener, south-
isoaf anil Mr Rnharf WinttAr nnHkaoit
nt tnvn OTA HntH Inlncr a snntl kMM.n.
They work a number of hands, and each
tnrrin nnt sJi mveratrn nf hnir Ififl flOO .. ,
The surveyors on the Georgetown i &, Lan
caster Narrow. Gauge Railroad ; reached
Lancaster on last Monday.1 The directors
on this road intend . to connect . with : tbe
Chester dsxienoir riarrow Uauge Itailroad
at Lancaster, whfch will viva I hum inn.
tinupua line from Lenoir to Georgetown. A
company ia now surveying a line Irom
Lenoir to the Grayson iron works - in Vir
ginia; a distance of 100 miles. ? . .
' New Berne Nut Shell:' Died, at
tbe': residence ef Judge C. R. Thomas, in
ibis city, on tbe morning of the 4th.inst..
Mrs. Elizabeth K. Thomas, aged 72 years 8
months and"8 days.' j -A difficulty cc
curred about noon yesterday f at : tbe
house of Mr. John Thorpe, near Biverdale,
a few miles below Newbern, which result
ed in the killing of M John Gibson. From
what! we can learn Mr." Thorpe was attacked
oy jut. utoaon, woo naa a natcnet in his .
band, and the latter was shot down by the
former and expired in a few moments. Mr.
Thorpe at once came to Newbern and sur
rendered himself to Sheriff Hah n,, stating
that be did the "killing in self defence,' and
he was al once committed to jaiU ft-
' Charlotte Observer : , -Senator
Vance returned to Washington Sunday
afternoon, and will resume his seat ia the
a . :. Tk& i : l-; - -
cubic. ; i uo iwuur iDnwr msenni
of Concord Presbytery , was in session al
Rocky River Until yesterday: 1 -The congre
gation in attendance on the services Sunday
is said to have been between 1000 and 2000,
.including a number from this place, f -i
Squire iWeet, colored, was a train hand on
the freisht train on the Charlotte. iiriihmhU
oa jxugwnw auroao, tu cnarge oi vapi.
Allison. Yesterday afternoon be attemoled
rto climb jon top. of the train while it was
aa ujwhwu aiwm vvtliiuviwf suu a UV
remainder of the story is quickly told. . He,
was cut to pieces, and ' of course died in-'
stantiy;4v mi yi fmi ?i; : ;
Oxlord' Jbrchlighti There are4
151 cases on tbe ; Trial Docket, 33 on . the
Uriminai and 15 cases . on the Appearance
Docket for tbe next Superior : Court
in :thntiAn- ' nnov IlAlnmKfa . anH Air JKa
.jui. u. . uuiugi u uuiiuiuK nvi u n. I mil
60x30 feet Which will be Used as a dining
room.' ..The 'commencement xxtreises of
the school will be held in this new building.
'-"Seventy-six" Cases are docketed for
trial III thin term nf the- Tnferinp Flnnrt '
,Tbe, Orphan Asylum at. present gives
homes to one hundred and iifty-one chil
dreow:65 boyst and 86 girls ? -:We 1 hear
'that another Female College ia to be started
in Oxford Alan earl v dav.-. The nnmher in
Attendance at Oxford Female Seminarvis
110.; j-r-fMr. T Tt.,Grandy, fjifterTrsn
honorable. service l: 2 years, hae rteigned
as Superintendent of the BaptisV Sunday
School ib4his place, . We have aot learned
ihe name of htasqecessor (.us. ; ' - t -