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IT A KOHTH CAROLINA LAW-
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Th; lew York Tribune Jiaa been
iturrieWmg ua 1 leading r lawyer' of
S i-:Ba ry, N orth Carolina." Accord
jrsf ( jthi( "leading lawyer", the
1U. .Judge North Carolina had wa
Tvnr jetl that he had the fuo9t judlv
ti'ioX mind, A and that his ' opinions
"t ; . retipecied more by the native
Uy ?rsj of the State than those of
any nan on the bench.! We suppose
she Salisbury lawyer a Democrat,
we t ike him to be, haa been misrepre
Si'ntid. tie may have said that Tour
gee va ati able Judge, and that bis
opin ionit wre respected c more than
thole of any of his brother Radical
Juihes Who were ou the bench with
hi ill and that he was their superior
learning ' and acumen ; -he
have - said
this and ..told the
n (Ah, pbssiuiy. tor Jones, cannon,
Wau I Clarke, Cloud., and Buxton,
a-.a perhaps others, were no big
ihjngs, viewed from any standing
pdint. In fact, with .the exception
of Buxton, they were a very in
ferior set, placed by accident upon
ench amid the upheavals of war
and-its consequences. Some of these
udes were illiterate, were utterly
jnoni of law, and with as little of
ijhe judical (airness aoout mem as
he orrnptest -Jurist who ever pre-
Icd over an English Court in the
rrii j4s'- period of English history.
rtii-i eie stupid, some were bad. It
I'i-i in i irreal tninar to oe ineir supe-
h legal erudition' or io - judicial
i-vii'ejrtrt. It may be true, we 6up
i.s,-, ihat the lawyers of the State
ireneiailv resDerfted the caruet-basr
lm-ts upmiou more loan . iuey aia
laud's, or Sam Watts's or others of
lie disqualified set. ;
Thefej was one Judge he ia still
it the' Bench a Northern man and a
tepublican Judge Seymour who is
4 superior to Tourgee in all of the
iigheV qualities of a Jurist, as Tour-
gee was superior to the ignorant fel
iws who draggled the ermine in the
fin of party and made decisions ao
c jrdingto political demands and sym
pathies.! Not . all of them., did
i iw. Cloud was ignorant - of
h w add of grammar, but we do not
tiiuk him oorrupt. Buxton knew law
well enough, but the evidence is that
was a partisan on the bencbJ- i As
I i t - .. . . -i . . i
the rest, they are . not worth eon-
particularly. Some - were
others knew but little law
Were; inefficient. . Of the ten
s t il
es, we suppose Tourgee was the
ablest. (But to know what this means
y u must understand " what was the
i telleotual status of the Bench. It
'as lpw enough.,. ;
The same "leading lawyer of Sal
i bury" says there were Ku Kluz ia
ljTorth Carolina.: sOf oburse: he mast
say so. It yr&i never denied by : any
man of any party in North Carolina.
hat fact is just as well known as
hat there was a war. But unfortu-
ately in the North it is not generally
Known what brought about the crea.
ion of such a mysterious, midnight,
lark lantern combination. That part
sssed, and the ordinary
Northern mind simply credits it all
t-o the natural depravity ; and blood
phirstiness of the ordinary Southron.
Fhe North believes that thousands of
mem organized without cause and
killing and bnrning and flay
from aa innate love of devii-
and meannessr.'; The Baltimore
Aytkridan, Radical organ, from which
we learn about the interview,.ior.we
uui see av J.nuu7ie. says: "
"If the South bad' a few thousand -men
like the 8ahsbuty lawyer, scattered through
me ainereni Btates. uournoDlsm would
soon becomerrtBitfl&Se past- The
Sslisburjt toiftt dffittiniatitliere were Ku
Klax, iti Jlortb -Oiroiioatxbut complains
that JadRO-Toargeir has taken ' in tense and
exceptioDl -if pes s indica. oi tBe familiar
everyday rue of theSoutu.; It Js,tnese
"exceptional types," however, that role the
South and, bar thelway'o liberalism and
reform. , . . , ,
Correoily underj;ood we imagine
that the person referred to has.said
no more than any intelligent gentle-:;
man to tne. State would say .U, -lie ac
cuses Tourgee of the very thiag that
the Stab and dozens of papers have
accused him. ofthat he, takes a few
real or lmagtnaryVpenrsotiages land
make them representatives !ofa
-whole people. , : :,; jan-jaili
. 'The oharaoters of 'Tottrgee slan
derous works are no mbrByplcal of
the . South': than' are the Imeaand
women of "Oliver 7eist ox,JSarnab:
Rudge typical of tne .English race.
'It w just one of iha American's con
stitutional misrepresentations when it
says that Tourgee's characters - are
representative of the . very persons
who rule the South. There ooald not
be a greater mistake, a more ground
Since the above was prepared the
Raleigh Newt' Observer is to hand
with an editorial upon J. M. Mc
CorklPj a : well known Radical law
yer, who was the person interviewed.
The American gave no name, but left
us to suppose that he was a Demo
crat.! -The opinion of Mr." McCorkle
is of no Bpecial value . because' of his
party affiliation. If we had known
who lit wft., or the character of
much that lie sajd,we would1 not have'
troubled. ourselves .-or our readers
with ao article upon his utterances.'
It seems he brought , very serious
charges against the Democrats in the
Eastern, oounties charge?,! we must
lelieve, without' any foundation in
fact; I We copy a portion of our Ra
leigh contemporary's article. If he
can not' make good what he says he
should le stigmatized as a deliberate
slanderer of the true people of North
Carolina.- Let i him bring; out his
proof ? or acknowledge that he has
misrepresented the Democrats of the
State. - ' -'&k3--
The men of the North ' who have
means are quite apt to give liberally.
Many : of them do ' not - forget the
South and her poverty and wants.'
The late Cornelius Vanderbilt gave a
million or so to create a. . grand o Uni
versity at NashviHeiTenjUesseeHis
son W. II., haf:added,rwe. believe ; a
hundred or" two thousand to the fund..
He haai also 'given the University" of
North ? Carolina r 10,000, for which
we were all grate fut, only wishing it
had been ten. times ' a. f much. Jay
Gould gave freely to aid the smitten
people of the South during 'the' rage
of the lyeliow fever epidemic.1 ' Mr.
Cyrus McCoTniick.'gave ;: $100,000 to
the Uniyerslly-oInVir and W
H. .Vanderbilt also gare-a handsome
sum, we . belie vej Mr. ' Tom c Scott,
the railroad agnatej;with"'gennuie
liberalityThaV given $CO,000 to Wash
ington and Lee University, Virginia,
Without conditions. : Tens of -thousands
have been given to Richmond
College by; rich Northern! Baptists.
Mr. George li 'Soney, of New York
city, has given 50000 to Emory
College; and $50,000 to Wesley an
Female College, at; Macon, Georgia.
;' These are. only V part of the bene
factions bestowed by. : men i of the
North.- iTbey'are not only 'munifi
cent gifts, but they are more; they
speak loudly for peace --and gOo4
wilL - Tbey ; show there.are :men all
through -the North' -who are; bound by
no narrow- limits'of section in their
charitable- hesfowmehts. . 'They show
that, appreciating the benefits and
blessings lot - liberal : education," they
are willing - to; hejpeuerpuslyi the
people "of the South, in the' midst of
their cares and poverty, and to do
what they can to cover up the wonnds-
of war, We say God bless the giv
ers - Thejr mean, well, ' 4nd they def
serve ' the-grateful thanks:: of the
whole people of the Soutb: We. can
only wish Ithat the benefactors; may
be multiplied in every, section! ,
In -our1 own little city: there, is a-
standiog I testimonial ot J the1 far-
reaching sympathy and; liberality;6f a
Northern lady. : ThecTile8ton7NorT
mal School, which has d'qnB :jnndl ia
doing a; most importantworkrfor
Wilmington ; in educating free of
charge scores of. pupils who other
wise could ;not; find t'iuche'xcelient
advantages, aiid that offers' to those
LWho;:aan ;pay rare ppportunitiear for
raequiring a thorough education,-' is
the creation of Mrs. Hemmenway, a
benevolent and sympathetic lady of J
As . we. said once before 5 in these
columns, so; we : repeat -the : wealthy ,
people in the North are much more
accustomed tot give largely to works
of benevolence than people of cor
responding 1, wealth r- in : the South.
Wheq you; find; a man : worth a
hundred ' thousand r .or : a half mil
lion ! -dollars in -f the North' you
will find ., a free giver,' who " is
very apt to; bestow ! a; portion of his
worldly goods ia relief of the poor or
in some other benevolent way. Some
how they; are trained ! to 'give; The
Southern people might surely learn a
good JesspQ jost here. Take the Uni
versity and Colleges of our o wn States
They .. need ; money some , of them
need money very imuch.flow easy
it Would be if 'some twenJwalthyTfowii a alippery hUJ.JWhen they turned
men of the State iiwonld give $10,
000 each to the University to put it
at once on the highway to great. and
permanent usefulness. Endowed pro
perly the complaint would soon cease
that it did not perform the functions
of an University.
There are largely over one hundred
thousand Baptists in North Carolina.
Their College, Wake Forest, is crip
pled ; for the want of money. It
needs - generous endowment. There
ought to be twenty-five Baptists in
the State with ' ; expanded - hearts
enough to give it $5,000 each ; and
there ought ' to be fifty who would
give it 92,500 each; and a hundred
who would give it 11,000 each, and a
thousand who -would give it $100
each.; Why ' not?llThere , are ...the
members, and huudreds of. them are
well to-do, aqd ,dozens are rich.
And so with Trinity and Davidson.:
The Methodists are strong numeri
cally, and among j its members are
men of wealth. It wonld seem, if a
proper liberality existed, that Trinity
Would bo generously endowed, and
without much tax upon any. David
son is better off than the others, but
doubtless a larger endowment would
be very acceptable, and' it would be
the better able to enlarge its opera
tions ai.J extend its facilities. , Let
the rich men of the South learn . to
give. Do not be selfish Do not
spend all upon yourselves. Do not
be content with accumulating
and with self-indulgence. Help
on the grand benevolent causes and
aid in building up on a permanent
and broad basis the educational in
stitutions of the South. . There is real
luxury in giving. A liberal beatow
ment, ma.de, in the right spirit, is sure
to Dless the giver and to bless the re-
ceiver. some iew ixorin Carolinians
since the war have made some hand
some gifts. They are none the worse
for the deeds. Let Others follow.
We will be glad to record all be-
Btowrnents of the kind, for
, i? 'One good deed dying tongueless,
; . - Slaughters a thousand waiting on it."
North carox.ii a in tub senate
; Eor the first time during the extra
session of the Senate North Carolina
has been heard. Senator Vance made
a speech in defence of the State
against the aspersions of Northern
Radicals. He also put in some very
effective blows on the new alliance
between the Radicals and Mahone,
and was specially happy; in the way
he treated the Riddleberger nomina
tion. .; He wanted to know bow tne
Republicans could support Riddle
berger? He was an unrepentant re
bel, an unrepentant Democrat, and
an unrepentant Readiuster L e. Re-
pudiatiorist and the question was,
bow con id they support such a man?
Unrepentant and unsbriven, never
having tasted death, - he was yet
adopted :and translated into the
heaven of Republicanism. That was
well done, and . the Radioals must
have felt it. He was fenny in . dis
cussing ithe disintegration : of the
solid South- It is good enough to be
reproduced :. :-:, rrz.
:'."It reminded him of the story of the
boy whose dog Tag nad died, and who bet
that the angels would be scared when they
saw Tag trotting tnrougu the rront gate.
The solid i South was to be broken when
Tae came trotting through the front gate.
I Laughters! Had so great an "undertaking
ever been inaugurated by such small means?
Did anybody ever before bear a party an
nounce the extremes to which it was re
duced when it announced that it relied for
success in an alliance with the Senator
from Virginia, and the election of . Riddle
berger to : the office of Sergeant-at-arms.
Instead of the movement " being as was
stated, an alliance to promote the purity of
the ballot box, it was, he said, an attempt
once more to subject the people of the solid
South who bad been; free long eaoughto
gather a little money, to the domain or car
pet-bag rule, in order that . their little say
ings migbt be swept away.". , ;: r
Senator Ransom also partic
in the debate. The' telegraphic ab
stract, however, gave only a small
MIN(H:QN 0 gEIDA APiSIE 151881.;
portion of what he said. . He showed
finaficial test North
Carolina's ' credit; waafgood;: inithe
markets, her 4 per treat. Ibnds f etch
ing a fair price. ' Ifoxth Carolina's
good name will.be ttkea; care of al
ways as long as Rallied-; and Vance
are in the Senate. '
u : ; i. ' ' '
The Richmond DUpatchys Wash
ington letter of the thas some in
teresting references foiur two Sena4
tors. It says: W.-'H I-
Governor Vance had a fine audience to
day, and, made a capital speech, full of ar
gument and brimim ot numor. ills de
fence of his State afcaiost the charge of re-j
Kadlatiott was capital and he showed that
er honest 4 per cent, bonds are to-day sell
ing higher is New York than those of any!
other State. Governor Vance said that the
carpet-baggers in North Carolina In issaing
tne irauauieat oonas. pretenaea mey want-
fed to build railroads, canaJs.and penitentia- 4
ries,and yet they left no mca trace of either
jhiuawet Hog would-make onlfciBgatgedfe
North Carolina over to the .Democrats .ih?
poor old: otat reminded nim or a preacher
who. after a sermco, sent round his bat by
the deacoos for a collection. When it was re
turned, however, there was not a cent ia it,
and he got down on his knees and offered
up thanks that he even got his hat back.
uenerai Kansom. auftoe tne aeDate,
gallantly defended the course of his State
in regard to her debt. His speech wis as
logical and as full of spirit as could be i As
a sob of a distinguished ex Secretary of the
Treasury remarked to me, it could nothave
been more complete.!
We . are t pleased to see 2 that the
Democrats are beginning to pelt the
New England Senators and are plac
ing; them on the 'defensive. The
State's letter of the 8th says:.- .. . j;;
"Ia the Senate yesterday the unusual
spectacle was witnessed of Northern Sena
ton compelled to- defend .their - States
against charges of - the violations -of the
right of free suffrage by great manufac
turers and corporations in New England by
intimidation of operatives and by statutory
restrictions upon the right to vote. Senator.
Call came boldly to I the attack and kept
the Massachusetts Senators, busy whiaing
through their noses the ' peculiar f aim of
indignant denial they always assume; Ahen
the Bay State is at the bar to answer.- No
two men in the Senate are more officious
than Hoar : and Dawes in meddling with
affairs of Southern States and . in retailing
the baldest falsehoods -about the South.
Vet they come to white beat in a moment
if any man charges, or proves by the record,
as Call did, that wrongs are'done in Massa
chusetts. Call had not finished bis speech
when the Senate adjourned until Monday,'
Rev. Dr. Philip ; Schaff, chairman
of the American revisers, has given
some is formation concerning the re
vised :New; Testament that will be
issued May 15 th m England, that is
interesting and worth reproducing ih
our columns. ' He says: ; ;; . r
."The changes are so many that scarcely
a verse in the New Testament remains un
altered. , In many instances, however, the
alterations concern, punctuation and minor
words.! Of course any alterations will
arouse criticism, but I think that we can
bold our own, and we are prepared to do
battle for what we have . done and sanc
tioned. uWe have worked between two
fires, the radicals wanting far more sweeping
changes than we would sanction, and the
other- party rolling their" eyea in horror
when a comma was transposed or . a small
letter replaced by a capital,,. The contro
versy will probably go on for a -few years.
At the end of five yearsat the latest, I ex
pect to see the uew version accepted by all
but the most narrow-minded person."
The Stalwarts in the Senate ought
to be reminded every day of, the dis
franchisement that 7 exists in Massa
chusetts and Rhode Island. Here are
the returns for the year:
v VBbode Island has: S1.065 voters regis
tered this year, which is 456 less than last
year. ;jTbe real estate voters number 18,513,
a gain-over last year- of 272; the personal
property voters, 3,269, a loss of 15. and the
registry voters, 8,283, a loss of 4;821.? " p -
' Let this condition of afiiirs extst in
a Southern' State and the Radical pa
pers nd; politicians .would .never
cease howling over it. ;
A New York landlord was threat
ened -with vengeance for - allowing
Capt. Boycott to stay at his hotel.'
On receiving the letter the proprie
tor was so indignant that he ordered
a porter to hoist the .English flag on
the house. .He offers a reward of
$25 for information Tin regard to the
author of the, letter. f . ;
Tourgee beaded a delegation of
North Carolina darkies and called on
the President to urge him to appoint
James Harris to a consulate. Not
getting the pbstoffice at Raleigh he
will be content' to go abroad: Better
go into the upholstering business,
Jeems, and make a success in the
White- House. "
The recent elections in the North
west appear to have some significant
cy." Whilst Northern politicians are
bothering themselves about indepen
dentism in' the" South; and trying to
Bplit the Democrats, there is a sort of
reaction among the. Northern voters
in the : strongholds of Radicalism.
The people are a little sick of Radical
methods as well as Radical arrogance;
The opinion begins to ' prevail in
Washington that Cockling will - beat
the President and "compel him to
withdraw Robertson's name,
said Conkling is very hopeful.
The fact that ' the assassins of the
late Czar are allowed a trial marks
the progress that was made 'during
the murdered Alexander's reign. - If
ever an attempt had been made npon
the life of his father, Nicholas,; there
would have heen.no trial of the cul-r
prits; A quick shrift and a; speedy;
death would have. followed. ;. Peter
the Great would probably havo be
come .his own executipner;: and; he
would: have chopped off the heads
with. ; his: own- hands of an : assassin
who ftemptedtdkili; jhimit!
Two ; negro giants fought : with:
hard gloves s in New . York ; One
named Grant, from' South Carolina;
banned out the other, named Cooley,
a Rhode Island ', negro, in six rounds.
BotbT were badly punished ' Grant is
dred and sixty pounds. Cooley is
six feet inch and a half,u and weighs
two, hundred and seventy, pounds.
After the sixth round Cooley refused
to fight longer, saying; - "I'se had
enough of dat feller, and I kno' when
I'se had enough.'' The fight lasted
twenty-five minutes. .
There is said to be some weakening
among : the Demoorats in the Senate.
If tbey knew the public sentiment
they would be as stiff - as ' he - North
pole and would stand firm to the last.
The .Washington Presbytery by a
vote of 19 to ' 13, 'decided not to
bounce Rev. Mr. Ramsdell for . mar
rying a Catholic lady.
The Criminal Court met yesterday morn
ing, as usual,: but no business was transact
ed, and it shortly adjourned , for the term.
The sentences of Smith Ennett and Miners;
va Eunelt, convicted of harboring a felon
were changed from two years in the State
Penitentiary to the payment of a fine and
the . costs of ..the Court,: for twhich a
gentleman became responsible on the un
derstanding that the parties .would work
out the amount in his employ. ' In making
the change, however, his Honor took occa
sion to warn and admonish the parties, who
are evidently scarcely a remove, above the
level of idiots, to make the most of the len
iency they were to experience ia, this case,
as if the came before the Court again they
would receive the f ulljbenefitjof the law.
I "The sentence of Jerry Palmer; convicted
of false? pretense, to one year in the Penin
tentiary, was also changed, he being let off
on the payment of a fine and the costs of
the Court. ; ' a ;;' ... -; . . .
. For the first time, therefore, since the es
tablishment of the Court, there are no con
victs to take to Raleigh at the dose of the
term, as the three persons above named
were the only ones sentenced to. the Peni
tentiary. j , - '
Improvise tn Gape Vear River Be
; . low wumiagtoa ;;n . ;
"Ftovix the circular issued from the office
of Col Wm. P. CraighilUTJ. S.' Engineer
In charge, inviting proposals 'for dredging
the Cape Fear river, &c which will be re
ceived until noon of Apiil 28tb,: we glean
tne rouowing iacis: - 1 . - .
The amount available for dredging and
attendant expenses will be about $115,000.
It is proposed to dredge a channel 270 feet
in width at the bottom, ! and 15 feet in
depth at mean low. water, from the deep
water near Price's Creek to Wilmington,
wherever dredging is S required to : ebtain
such depth and width. .The greatest depth
of cutting will be 9 feet; average 4 feet, '
The appropriation now available is suffi
cient for .only a portion of the work.. . It
will be Used to finish the ' reach from near
Price's Creek to deep water nearly opposite
to Reeve's Point, a distance of about three
and a half miles, to such width as the price
and available funds will allow, rup to. 870
feet, and to 16 feet depth at mean low wa
ter, if there be any surplus alter sucn
width is attained it will be used on the next
reach above. . r . i . :
The material to be dredged is mostly
mud, with some compact sand and clay. -:
The specification in detail can be seen at
the Produce Exchange or at the office of
Mr. A. H. VanBokkelen, President of the
Chamber of Commerce. '' , ; .
Good Tlmea In Old SampooB ; :
A " Bachelor," -wtiting,:ui4rom--hi8
1,Ranche". in old Sampson, .under date of
March SOth, narrates an occasion of unusual
enjoyment which took place in' a -building
near Mr. Daniel Robinson's, on Friday, the
25th ult; under the auspices of several of
Sampson's fairest daughters, and ia which
quite a number of young folks from Samp-,
son, Duplin, Bladen' and Fender counties;
participated. , Among the attractions he
mentions good music, sumptuous fare,
plenty of dancing and ,: the prettiest of
ladies, and it is exceedingly likely that our
"Bachelor" friend has been -dangerously
smitten in his old age. f ;
- A Great man's Flattery. . .
. , - London Truth.
Lord : Beaconsfield thoroughly un
derstands the charm of indirect com
pliments. The other day he ob
served to a friend that he owed the
best passage in "Endymion" to a con
versation that he had had with him.
Elated with this, the friend inadver
tently mentioned this interesting
faot at his club. That - can hardly
be," said one of those who heard him,
"for Lord Beaconsfield told me only
yesterday that he owed the best pas
sage in hia novel to me.? ; -The next
time the elated friend met Lord- Bea
consfield, he threw out that the com
pliment had lost ; its savor since he
learned that it had also been made to
another. "My dear: frienclrreplied
his lordship 'w.hat , joo-sajtis true,
but observe what a difference, there.
is between and a man of your
aoute perceptions; j he was deceived,
you are not." 1
i In the New XOiz znoime .wei
an alleged ibteivie w; with Col.; J.M.f
HcCorkle,.of Salisbury. We print it
in ordeic that Mr. -UcCorkle mayif it
misrepresents his vxevrs, nalpemscor
rection, and if it docs not misrepre
sent him - that the pec pie may under
stand what opinion, this gentleman
entertains in regard to onn uaro
linaAffaira; We have not hereto fore
regarded Col. ;.MoCorkie. aa, qne of
those "extreme mefi. who; are incapa
ble Of taking a "cOrtect view, of pub
lio matters, and are very , much- sur
prised ALebme of the statements con
tained rin-rtbe -interview.: For ! in-
jrtabhefeajra that the tissue ballot
8ystem'hair been introduced. i$to our
elections- ia ihe dense negro counties,
and tbat.ataignai the lightSt ia the
room -where" t he-ballots are ;being
.counted are put out and a fraudulent
ballot box eubstiloted for the true
tnus counxea.;:. , t a V'"t- i
. These iare grave allegations. -; Ve'
challenge Mr. McCorkle to state time
and place'and Witnesses If 1 he ' cW
not do that We invite bim to state"
where he suspects that any such foul
play has been practioed in North
Carolina. : We invite him;; to make
his statement in the columns of this
paper or to correct his alleged inter
view in the columns of the Tribune.
We are not aware of any case at any
time when' tissue ballots were ever
used in North Carolina. ; Is Mri Mo
Corkle ?;-We. invitejus; replyi j iWe
are not aware of any case wbere the
Democrats have ever played hide and
seek with- a ballot box in North Caro
lina, such -'as - be" describes. Is - Mr.
McCorkle?. We invite his. reply. jVVe'
know that-there have been trivial
irregularities at all elections, but
we also know that generally our North
Carolina: ; elections -are fairly; con
ducted, and we da not believe that
any cases such as Mr. McCorkle; is
alleged to have described have ever
occurred since the year 1868. , What
the Radicals did in 1867-'6S we do
not mention. Mr. McCorkle, how
ever, says'Uhat ' this state of things
ks chronical" We fear he was dream
ing. I Again, 8ays Mr. McCorkle, in
preference to' the appointment ; of
magistrates by the Legislature: ' "It
is done for the purpose of giving the
secessionists an advantage in litiga
tion iover ? the negroes. ; Should a
quarrel arise between a Union man
and a secessionist, the j advantage is
with the t latterc who, perhaps, j in
duced the Legislature to appoint; the
justice."; We oan hardly believe that
Mr. . MoCorkle - could 7 have . uttered
such statements. Is it true that the
reason for appointing magistrates by
the Legislature is to give secessionists
Ian advantage over Unionists and ne
groes? Who, before this remarkable
Interview, ever heard of such a sugges
tion? - In the first place, while it is
ieasy to find the negroes, and while we
know that generally every white man
in the State is a Union man, who can
find a single secessionist withiti; the
limits of North Carolina? There are
no secessionists that; Mr. McCorkle
can point out in - this State. But if
he means to designate "Democrats"
when he uses the word "secessionists,"
he answers himself, for the people of
Ithe North, as well as of North jCaron
Una,' would laugh him to scorn should
he declare such to be his ; meaning.
And so also when ha asserts that the
appointment of magistrates by the
I Assembly is to give one class an ad?
vantage in litigation over another, he
; takes a position which justly entities
him to the leather medal as the
laughing stock of North Carolina.
Special to Richmond Dispatch
i Fa y. if itjc v iLLE, N . C, April 6.
At a 'conference of the directors of
the - Cape Fear & Yadkin Valley
Railway and Fayetteville & j Flor
ence Railroad, - held here to-day, the
two 4 roads were consolidated the
Fayetteville & Florence transferring
all rights to the other company, sub
ject to the approval of the stockhol
ders of both companies, which j ; will
undoubtedly be given, i Mortgage
bonds to the amount of $180,000
will be issued, and in thirty days
work will begin on the extension of
the Florence road to Florence, where
it will connect with roads to Colum
bia, Charleston and the whole Sonth-
era country, is is aiso nopea toat
eventually the present Cape Fear and
Yadkin -Valley- road will- find a
Northern connection, which " .will
make it a great through freight; and
passenger route. The pompletion of
the Florence road will open up a new
and desirable trade fori Fayetteville,
making it a great trade; centre for the
Cape Fear, Yadkin Valley and Pee
Dee .sections.' -jr;rriij?r;;r::-
IZ Information was "received in
this city yesterday of a : destructive fire
which ' occurred in Morganton -Tuesday
about one o'clock.' The stores of Fraiser &
Turner,' McConnaughey,Uhe furniture and
wagon store of Dennis Caldwell, with their
contents, were burned, besides a number of
out building. ; The amount of the loss
could not be ascertained, but it is stated
that there was no insurance on any of the
property destroyed.' The residence of Mrs.
Tod R. Caldwell narrdwlyiescaped destruc-
100. . I ' '
f r New Berne Hut Shell: . Y ester
day morning, when the horsea of the New:
Berne Steam Fire. Engine1 Company were
drawing the engine from the house, one of
the wheels came in contact with the door
poat. - The animals; bad dashed off at a
sm&Tt'gaite.and when the Collision occurred
Xhe door post and one side of the front of
the building was torn down, the driver be
ing thrown from his seat on the engine.
The horses, not seeming to be conscious Of
the accident, continued down the street,
dragging the driver at their heela.
.. -: i;etusviii
'carenVa f onil Veah 'if. i
siauiv 'gratified &i
the recfof.PP- iijcrariaeirfaijpeiar -twelve
year's oldwho .was-ssit oil ia school -to
be made Joto a 'statesma; Tbe .ppstal. ,
;waa-r'followsDeaT?.l8t3fATte: old"; .
man has fiefced 'me forfig-t L : n il tylces,
heihit Bilt S and melO: I t iuSl head n " '
the dtoioaary,' keep Wbed'u.ct tf fdld f
get aticking. vXoar,'t3y t9.s-j
That boy's :M 4ine; : Bat hia liul J a.ter''
wrote- backrerj &2enb--od - W m -
please not-to ttrite of eachi pJii'ict-itTcra.'
tmpostal cards. .Entirely labraEi Eeycsp-. , , i.
eratioa we aria raisJBgupJtQX tba extcep-
tnry. ; TZ .' " ' " '; ' irtz -1'-; -,
or- magBOiiaa Jtcown iuoitmisw,-
werta uarolins.nasaeavalL. proa&s
-bayelSkls'iiCbf ptaea"8, er spruces 4,u.
nifirbt fast a "bifiro-"" named A-.K 'Sasshere. -
applied to Col.- J. It. Davis,' proprietor of ; ' "
tbedJaris lioujD, IprsopBer .aiso i was .re
fused.: An hour or two afterwards while, .
Co!i. Davfe was sfttlr ialijii "private offlcb," :
some tme threw? t' Sirougflthaj? itrdew ' ;
shattering the glass anhnarrowly. mTstwg.
Col, Davis' headi1 Theegre'waa' arrested "
and; bad a heViageMrSavjnryiiiie -
UM ' .aii:-t,-- , . f: v
tetfofat&Mufa&J The sab: .
jectjoT organ aEre wtapaiiy1 i now -
under considKratioa od wj aM.
inVeting tothai en3-is shortly to b.e, hejd.iT
We hope to seeArM:fiuipany ;rguiaxl 1
-rr- Tne graded, school eiediaaiu be halt -. -.
the first Muuday in filay u one tf great jm-.'
poruiTO tUe citizsnsoIIloWsburru- 1
ship; Jjtls ourorrfivf duty oJx L
.to announce the death of Tbat estimable
genlleoian and welt known itiaeo; T: 11. J
Lee, EVq , ot .Simpson county who calmly . .
passed away 'at his residence in Clinton ou '
last JMoaday morning.. :, He bad . reached . -the
good old age of 80 years, -t We have .
heretofore Omitted 'mention ibf the 6ad " '
death if Mr, T.D. Daniel, who fell from a '
hack between Selma acd Bmitbfield a few
weeks ago. His head was caught betweeu ' -the
Wheel and. a stump, inflicting injuries- j ,;
from which he died; : He was in the- 35ih , "
year of his age.! The cold snap of the -past
few weeks has about effectually, killed
the frait iq ' this section. ; Peaches, it is
feared, are entirely killed, ' while the pe- -!rop
is doubtless very seriously hurt.. r j .
Now, we can name a town, twenty miles
from tie State capital, .that offera a site for 1 r
a cotton factory right alongside - otthe rail
road, freedom from taxes, plenty of fuel
and material, and a daily pnrchase of 2,500 !
yards of cloth, as aa inducement for some- ;
body to start a factory.- Kayj more; the ;
town will take stockinlhe-enterprise! What
a charjee for some "wide-awake Northerner! V
- A glance at the TJolted Btates postal v
report shows many funny things: There ia, 4
foe instance, an old county, formerly famed
as perhaps the most cultured, certainly .the V '
wealthiest county in the State. r jb has but -,
otie postoiSce. The county is iNew Hanover, i
the posofilce is . Wilmington. ; Ther6 is .
another county, which by-nature- is the
widest,aod in population'oneof thelhinnest
of our counties; yet the . good people l of
Wilkes, have thirty-sevepr offices,' and we ,
wish may soon have a dozen more. ' An- ' '
other county, which is nearly aa' rough phys-
ically though a good deal more prosperous
in development, is the connty of Randolph, ' ., ,
which is a perfect . square, (as beeometh ali"
who bear the" name!), has forty-aevenoQlces
iGoldsbdrof-iJzmeher:: - The r
Atlantic Ss N. C. Railroad announces a re- .
duction of passenger fares on its road.. -
Tne wife of Mat Carter, in Duplin county,
recently gave 1irih to. triplets girls." J At .
last accounts mother and children were do- .
ing well. Thelittle ,boya;of Smith-'
field will have a-Tour'namenvandjCorgna- '
tion party atSmithfield on the Otn iastant.
The ridiog to be done in a cheese box down '
a hill 200 feet, on a track ilaid. with pine
straw, time, 5 seconds and rings taken with
a lance 3 feet long and held as you please.
The directors of the Eastern Iusane
Asylum will meet in Goldsboro, Friday the '
15th instant, o organize under the new act
incorporating that State institution. The :
directors are: J. W. Vickri Johnston ;Theo.
Edwards, Greene; E. B. Borden. Wayne ;
Matt Moore, Duplin ;M. M, Katz, New
Hanover; W. F. T Rountree, Craven ; J. N.
Ramsey, Northampton ; J. A. Bonitz,
Wayne; A..D. McLean, Harnett. , - The .
Caswell Memorial Association holds wet k
ly meetings in Kinston each Monday night.
The -organization! is asfollows :1 President
E. F. Cox. Vice Presidents-Dr.j U H.
Lewis, , Col. G. C. Moses. 3 Secretary A.
NicoL i Treasurer J.I A. Pridgen. .. i J. 1 c
Haleigh tfeted-Observer: 'Some '
time since Sheriff Nowell received instruc
tions to be on the lookout for a' negro by
the name of John Jones who was wanted '
by the Edgecombe authorities for a murder
committed in that county! in August last.
On Saturday Deputy Sheriff O. W. BeWin
arrested the man wanted, having found him
at work on the farm of Mri Ransom Hodge,
near Auburn, in ; St. Matthew's townBhip. -He
was brought here and at onceplaced.in
jail, where he now is, in company with
three other negro murderers.- Charles
N. Hunter, colored, 1 has I been appointed
clerk to the postmaster. -This lett a va
cancy in the Washington Graded -School, ,
to which E. H. Lipscomb, colored, has
been appointed. Sheriff N, BYiung,
of Bancombe, yesterday 1 placed t Martin ,
Gray and Robert Graves.; colored, in the
Penitentiary. Colonel T. M. R. Tal- r
cott, of the Richmond & Danville Railroad '
Company, is general manager of ' 1,450
miles of railroad in Virginia, North Caro
lina, South Carolina and Georgia. .This
includes all the lines under thejjontrol of the
Richmond & Danville; Railroad Company '
Long lines of wagons, . loaded . with . ,.
guano, make regular - processions on Ithe
roads leading out of town.! The sales of
fertilizers continue larger than ever before
known. 1 There ia talk of reorganizing
the old "..Chatham Rifles," of : Chatham
county. J - We have made fnquiriea of r
dozens of observant persons as to whether
the recent frosts and cold weather bad kill- -'
ed the: fruit here, and from them all -re-ceived
the answer that it had about all been . i
destroyed. , - We give r some further
particulars about the meeting of the board
of directors of the Insane Asylum on Wednesday.-
. All the members except C.1."'
W. L. Steele were present. - Dr. E, Burke :
Haywood, of . this city,' was chosen prcsi
dent of the board; and Mr.: p. M. Wilson -secretary.
Messrs. E. B. Haywood, W 8.
Masoa and Richard H. Smith compose the
executive committee. The board went into '
an election for Superintendent of the Asy
lum for the term of six years," and chose
Dr. Eugene Grissom, to whom there was no - "
opposition. Dr.; Fuller was elected As- -sistant
Physician ; Mr. John W. Thomp- '
son, -Steward ; James 8. West, . Eo- '
gineer, and Mrs. M. A. . Lawrence,
Matron ; the last three for one Cy ear. ,
A Statesville dispatch of the 7th says:
The injunction of W. J.. Best against-W.
P. Clyde, A. S. Baford, A. B. Andrews
and others, involving the right of Best to -the
Presidency of the Western North Caro
lina Railroad Company, was beard by bis -Honor,
Judge Seymour, at Wilbesboro, to
day.. The Judge refused. the injunction, '
npon the affidavit of the plaintiff allowing .
defendants to withdraw their-anawers, the.
same being considered nnnecessaryi , Thia ;
was the suit in which Best obtained an or
der from Judge Eure temporarily restrain- - -ing
the stockholders from; electing a-new J. -board
of directors and a presidentlThe
order expired to-day by its own limitation,
and Judge Seymour refused to continue the '
injunction. The question of costs and dam-
aces sustained by defendants, by reason of
Mr.;Best's interference, has been postponed
by the Judge, to be heard at Rowan court,
in may next. ,