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The sanitary condition of cities la
ecomiog more and more a topic ot
icasBi6n. : The vile condition of
e streets and' tenement houses in
ew York and the, bad water in
Baltimore are fruitful themes fovthe
ltreas of the respective cities. In
fV'iImington the kind of water used
fbr' drinking purposes- is' attTsctiug
ore attention. . ixo . uous'iDoiaer
saouia us conienL to arins wen waier
until be Knows wnat ne is a i in King.
e sanitation; of the city deserves
e attention of - all, and especially
those who are expected to
ter the public health.
Recently an instructive report! has I
ten published that contains infor
aiinn that, niav ha useful to other
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calities. It is issued by . the Louis-
ialaa Slate Board of Health, and is
slid to be a voluminous document.
We have not seen the report, j but
lave seen some of the conclusions
auiied by the Board, and those
oiiolasions are of genuine impor-
fance. vvnat concerns isew uneans
concerns all of the cities in comma-
tication with it by water. The en
trance of yellow fever is generally at
New Orleans j the highways it
travels are ordinarily along the
streams that lead to that commercial
entrepot. The Louisville Courier-
Journal, in discussing the report
rl t-rred to, says : ,
' lai portable diseases, like cholera aod
yeil- fever, without sanitary precautions,'
caa travel, the first, to every point which
enn be reached by steamboat navigation,!
aud i iie second to all poiDts. which can be
reached in the yellow fever range of the'
low-r valley." . j
The Louisiana Board of Health is
composed of yellow lever experts aod
medical gentlemen of known skill.
What they may say is, therefore,
Important. ; It is known through" the
papers that very great improvements
have been made in New Orleans and
Memphis in the way of cleansing and
sanitation' generally. It is because
of the many sad experiences of these
cities and the ability of the men hav
ing charge of the health of the citi
zens that their opinions become of
interest to other localities. Accord
ing to the tables of the Louisiana
report, from 1847 to 1878there were
30,984 ' deaths in New Orleans from
yellow fever. The highest mortality
was in 1853, when it reached 7,849.
The fever began in May in the great
epidemic years 1847, 1848, 1849,
1854, 1855, 1858, 1867
1878. The maximum mortality was
m August ana September. JJunner
i 879 and. 1880 there ; were but few
deaths from yellow fever. We now
quote from the Courier Journal; r
President Jones, of the - State Board.
offers three causes for this gratifying ex-I
emption. Climatic, rigid fnd effective
baarantine measures, and the rigid exeCu-1 ing the conhfraaiton. .Wei ban" but
tion of the sanitary laws of the board, -"The L s- - : .'vi ii-:.'!. - -j - -tiim.tiA
o.noAa . 4h in. t.mnoMtnr. rbelieve that Matthews is not a proper
land abundant rains of the Bummer. This,
ent the introduction or . germination j of 1
ellow lever in any way. Il is true that
uch conditions are unfavorable usually to
lhe propagation of the plague, but it is not
fare to assert that climatic conditions alone
prevented an outbreak of the fever ' last
tear. -The fomtgation of vessels and car
;oes with sulphuric acid, gas was persist
ently accomplished, and thus -the elemeat
)f danger was stamped out. while in New
Orleans the work ot disinfecting foul privy
faults, removing garbage and fasal matter
w,s most iauniuiiy aiienaeo to." r-- ;. k-;
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aubsequent investigations will con-
nrra or alter the above conclusions.
If New Orleans.'" under , the above
rigid sanitary rules, should continue
to be exempt comparatively from the
mortality and the frequent epidemics
of the' past, it will be established
clearly that quarantine and ' sanita
tion are the great agents in prevent
ing or stamping out the fell disease.
-J?rom4858 to 1867 there was no very
destructive.' s8i(anTif yellow fe
Ver. Under ?en?-Bfler rulp;: du
nog the . war, wje , believe, New Or
leans was: hear!y1)f duite frte from
yellow fever e pidemi cs a He caused
the cit y" (o lou&t'iAeinae.
.Here: is .another, papenrb paragraph in
the Louisieahl
enough to be copied. It says: ; ;
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"Ths fc8 tbatooly t wo deaths occurred
from yellow fever io New Orleaos in. 1880.
and these were two cases jwhich. originated
Ion the. tidieh barkilKxcelor; that; the
disease waa immediately siimped out. and
yellow fever .was ragtag at Rio 4e Jeneiro
.and at Havana duriog i the whole season,'
prove beyond a doubt the efficiency of the
qbaraDUueHmeasures jo- the exclusion, of
ibis disease. tjaarantme only against vea-
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niterf, necessary. and arcomnaDied bv the
utcacioua owiotectien of. vsa.eis and car-. 1
mefce of citjiri .
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- Stanley Matthews is now being
paraded in thef Cinciunati Comjner
cial and New York' Times Repnbli
can papers) as a slave-oatchen ' He is
even accused of having imprisoned a
man for giving a cup 6f water and a
crust of bread to a f ugitiye slave. We
do not think: Matthews is a fit man for
the : Supreme Court for the reasons
given heretofore. We do not believe
that any raaa who was; concerned in
anv waviri tha rrreai Traiirf tit'-1 RVR- I
iTV tJ-Vi l
'77, ought to be in office is fit to be
trusted. Hence, we do hot think that
Garfield is a' suitable- rnari to be the
P.ii1ini of i'nMl AnM.n '."'''.i I
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ruy oi wnpse people; are, supposed to I
h hnnMnrT ,W.Min
be honest
we think
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that . John - Sherman -and I
Hoar'of MassaehusettSjare fitpersons I
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to MHlf901 Vfioner or Agentpf
States Senate. And so with Stanley
Matthews.' He bad Jess i to'"'do with
tVia rnKhorv rwf I hn nonnla Dn1 tka
rape of States than Garfield or Sher
man or Hoar had, rand yet bis own
party papers have'''spolcen'aite
decidedly against his confirmation
by the Senate as United States Su
pre me Court Judge." It is true that
their objection is not our j
main . ob
lection hi complicity with the ras-
- . "'"' 5' av i l
cals who were used to cheat the peo- I
pie of Louisiana, and : thereby the
people of the whole ITnioD.". They
object to him mainly because he is
mixed up with railroad corporations,
is supposed to be "Jay Gould's can di-
date, is kuown to be somewhat pli
able and so on. " "I ' '
So strong is the opposition to Mat
thews that the old charge . against
him is revived within a week, and he
is paraded as a man of strong' pro-
slavery views in the past. 1 We have
not space for the whole article in the
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New YorkTlmes, butMLhe following
shows the animus of the discussion.
It says:
"Biamey juattnews, in loo, was a can
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aiuaic ior vKiDress io - us oecona uon
sressional Di&trict of Ohio, one of the Cin
cinnati - districts.. , During the" campaign
Col. Ingereoll, in a speech at Cincinnati,
denounced the Democratic party as a pro
slavery party, aod hu remarks drew forth
from the Hob. E. W-Kiitredge, then and
now a prominent lawyer and - politician of
Cincinnati; a commnnication tp the Cin
cinnati Gwjmrewf,' jwblch gives an interest
ing reminigcence of probata very times before
the war, when 8tantey Matthews was serving
as J amea Bnchanan'i DutriCt Attorney at
Cincinnati. The article of Mr; Kittredge
was printed in lhe Commercial, October 6,
-1876, and that part of it relating to the in
cident i ia -Question is here" republished.
-When it is remembered that Mr; Matthews
in the forties was a Free-soiler, and - editor
of an abomionpaperrand a protege of Sal
moo P." Chase, and a such elected Clerk
in the Ohio Legislator, the-incident given
by Mr. Kittredge becomes doubly interest
ing at this time. Many . would assert that
it only illustrates the .general vacillating
course of Mr. Matthews. upon any question
of politics or partyisnt with which he has
ever been identiaed." : ! -. ; . - . -cj : - v
' The Times' at the close of its ar-
alt of the Dem-
Vcratio Senators are pledged to
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for the confirmation of -Matthews.
This is a mistake""d6ubtles8. We have
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I person to be placed upon the highest
Judicial Bench in the land. There
are already too many partisans in the
Supreme Court for the "good .of the
country at large and the vindication
Of justice.
j Af ter reading the various accounts
of Cameron's behavior in the Senate
wkh' two Senators holding him down
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i oy ine coatriaiis, ana others trying
Atliini from doin urJtrZ
to prevent him from doing something
aesperateine only inference that can
be made is that hehadbeeutimbibing
heavily of -; -Pennsylvania "long-
range. ! It is a pity the f coat-tails
had. not given way . and he had not
been allowed to get near Ben Hill.
v J Senatprjletbnfl speech ia spo
ken of in'higH yteras by the corres-
J pondent ot the Richmond
Shoe Heel, N. G.i April 13, 1881.
1 Editob 8tah: What is the difference I
between 1iative and to the manor born"
and 'Native and to the manner .born and
are both correct? Please answer through
the columns ot your paper and oblige ;
! The accepted reading among jthe
tnpst eminent Shakespearian scholars,
is the latte'r. It is believed that the
dramatist so wrote it. We have not
time to go into, the matter at large;
Roife, White, tYerpianct AHadaon England. - A selfJrespecting North
'and, indeed, all of the scholars who erner who is not an incendiary but a
are j regarded i as high authorities, good citizen, and attends, to his own
read "manner bom." The old read- j
in as adopted by Johnson, SU phens J
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an1 fYn M T n a MmAMSUM " KntthAM f
pasleen Ayery, great advance m thai
knowledge of the .Shakespeare text, 1 3
,ieiieniaaTt - taunri xne-iasxwenw- i
important changes made in 'the text
during that time that are received
and adopted by scholars..' 7
Mr. W. C - Bencher,' son of the
venerable Hon. Abram Renoher, an
alumnus of . the University ; of the
class of 1866, and who has resided in
HiUroDe six vears. has addressed a
circular letter to the State Board of
Agriculture and Immigration, whioh
meets at Kaleieh on Tuesday next. I
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views and opinions regarding the
u,f .. p :..;. I
uon irom Europe, tie proposes to i
ine uoara. "
" "1st. The establishment of an office and t
an Bffencv for Eurona in .London, because I
it is the best location in respect to Great 1
Britain and Ireland France and Holland. I
and it is to those countries we must chiefly I
100K Ior aa ,DC!on,e 10 orin arouoa oi
nroductive caoital and desirable imtni-
8rfJS?: S5.d . . : ' "'J
i 2d. The annointment Tiw vnnr Hnnnr
Immigration resident in London, and in
charge of said office."
He says this; office need not cost
more than $500 af year.1; The printed
matter to be distributed abroad to be
sent from North Carolina. Mr.
Renoher enforces his views at large. J
They deserve consideration at least.
It may prove a more advantageous
investment than the agency the
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Rencher insists that his plan is the
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most effective and the cheapest.
Then try it, we say, for it cannot do
less well than the old system has
done. "
Don Cameron, the red- headed
Senator from Pennsylvania, got ex
cited a day or two ago anjhook his
fist at Ben. Hill. If he wishes for
some one to "tread on the tail of me
coat" we hope he will be gratified.
It u said 6ome of the Northern Radi
cals are showing bad temper. They
will not make any more in that game
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j than they have in making terms J
with the Virginia midget. Bullying
never paid yet when Southern men
were to be dealt with. Here is the
State's account of the Cameron cir
cus: ' r .
"Everybody looked solemn or excited.
Bat when Don Cameron suddenly lumped
to his feet 'as if his neighbor Oorham
bad stuck a needle through the chair bot
tom) and with angry voice and threatening
manner interrupted Hill with the exclama
tion, "What - do you mean by that?" the
galleries broke into a broad grin. All eyes
turned quickly toward the Pennsylvania
Senator, who dropped back into his seat
when Hill merely glanced at him and said
he was only dealing with the Secator from
Virginia. Nobody knows what stirred up
the hot-beaded Don, but be is reported to
have said that he didn't think it was right
to let Mahone be imposed upon by every-
ooay. - -- " - - '-
Every how and then some North
ern man who has been touring it
through the South makes a fair re
port of what he saw. This is plea
sant. It is a sort of offset to the
multitudinous slanders that are being
conbtantly circulated to the dispar
agement of our people. Col. Mc
Clure, of the Philadelphia Times, &8
able to correct some false impres
sions among his Northern readers.
But Tourgee has done more to injure
the South by his books, that would
not have a six weeks' immortality
but for the personal, Blanderous
character and political -' venom
with"1 which they are s surcharged,
than all the letter-writers can ' do
good in the; next .decade.' . There
are tens of thousands of well-mean-
I ino-: intalHtrnt rtnonlA in th "NTnrth
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who believe every word the carpet-
bag slanderer has written,and who will
live and die in the full belief that the
South is peopled with incarnate de-
vils, who kill and nay alive just for
the love of -it, and that it is held to
be a great crowning virtue to kill and
eat ' a Northerner who has come to
help build up the South and make it
great and prosperous. ' . J
1 i But there are exceptions. . There
Jare men and women who know that
irgee has merely sland3red.& peo
ple he had helped to bankrupt. They
have been among the people of the
South and have seen good order and
kindness where they might have ex-;
pected chaos and bloodshed., ; There
are men of Northern birth who know
that a man. from: that, section is just
as safe in the South as he is ia New
business without endeavoring . to run
the South and meddle with, others, is
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1 II HT. !U RPri.Ain III IIH I (Mil 1 1X1 I I1H
RUth as he would be at hpme,
e A gentleman by the name of Kim
vjine at .wnfra,, wauojmine re-
Chamber of Commerce
at New Have
Haven a few, evenings since,
that are well calculated to do us good
in this section, if his hearers will only
credit his statements. , He assured
them there was no sort of danger for
a white man of New England to go
to Georgia to live that the South
is the garden spot of the earth, f In
regard to social ostraoism he thus
spoke, as we find him reported in the
Eoming Register:
"Permit an illustration of another maU
ter. I have lived in the South fifteen years.
politicians make on both sides. These poli-
ticians will have to admit in this way that
ta .j, talk they d0B,t meM anything.
That's the only way iney can get around it.
Talk about the Solid South. I have always
taken pride in saying that I am a Yankee
a real New England Maine aod tJonnecti
cut -Yankee." I have alt the time said that
1 was born and raised io Maine and lived in
Connecticut, but in fifteen years 1 have
never felt or seen a slight in any form my
self nor my family, no ostracism, no exclu
8iveDe88. I have' been received jaat as
warmly and freely as if I had been born in
a Southern State and reared among tbem.
I take no pride to self, but I tell you there is
in the South, among Democrats and Re
publicans, white and colored, that ., reeling
that we want progress.- Applause .1 We
want our industrial facilities buut up."
Tl 11 J T .
xub ww wen uuue. - xi wtto nuo
no doubt every, word. Bat will he
be believed ? , Will the, Northern Re-
publicans accept Mr. Kimball's testi
mony, or will they believe rather the
Ohio carpet-bagger . who trades in
books and spices them with slanders.
The , Register the leading . Demo
cratic paper, but one, of Connecticut
understands the situation evident
ly, and says:
V When be says that 'the politicians' are
responsible for the false impression given
to the North concerning the southern peo
ple, he slates the exact truth, and neither
Toursee nor the author of any other 'fool's
errand,' can persuade the intelligent people
.of the North that the once kindly, hospita
ble and generous boutberners have all been
transformed into murderers, night-riders.
ku-kluxera and assassins. Mr. Kimball is
himself the best evidence oi bis assertions
that the South welcomes Northern men who
come to work and labor. Thongh a com
parative stranger in the South, he has been
made the head of the grandest industrial
movement' ever organized in that Bection.
His is a position of the highest honor, dig
nity and importance, and yet he, alter an.
g nothing but a 'Yankee.' . The South
honors and gladly receives all who come to
occupy her land, develop her resources and
identify themselves with her Interests, but
it is not strange that she does not hanker
after Northern politicians of a speculative
turn, who come to ber to tern her laboring
classes' heads with politics and disturb her
Kimball for the true testimony they
have borne. They do the Southern
people no more than justice. In al
North Carolina there is no spot where
a well meaning . Northern man will
not be received kindly and neigh
borly if he settles among the people.
We have hundreds of thousands of
of rich lands in the South
awaiting the husbandman. We have
the grandest water, power in North
Carolina on the continent awaiting
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machinery. Peace, prosperity and
contentment will attend all who may
come and who will - labor diligently
and - economize. North ; Carolina
offers very L peculiar and 1 manifold
advantages. ;.,We are glad to: read
the following in the Register. Says
this paper: , . . f
"It is time that northern mechanics.
farmers and laborers learned the truth about
the South .and it-ia just such men as Mr.
Kimball who canrand"wiii-tell-the truth.
There are thousands of Connecticut's farm
ers now eking out a miserable existence on
sterile lands, who might live happily, pros
perously -and easily- with one half their
present effort in Georgia. Why don't they
sell off their' truck' and go South t The
same may be said of mechanics and la
borers, i They can improve their, condition
immeasurably by going South." 'i f'
Secretary , : Wmdom's refunding
scheme meets with much favor in the
Km-tKi TT nronnaea to nav th nnt-
1 - Sr-- r c r-j j
standing sixes on July 1, 1881. The
I holders will, have the privilege of
I having their bonds extended during
J the pleasure of the Government, but
1 only at per cent, interest.. , It will
I be remembered that the - bill that
passed the Congress and , was vetoed
by Hayes, proposed to fund, the sixes
at 3 per cent., and it was believed by
many of " the . best informed men in
financial affairs that the arrangement
would have .been acceptable to most
ot those concerned. .. But certain
banks and persons oonnected with
Wall street combined for their selfish
purposes, gave Hayes a scare or
bought him up,, and. the fman who
Was certain to exercise . on all availa
ble opportunities the -j veto power
hastened; to negative the action of
the Congress.
The movement of Secretary, Win-.
dom has the merit of novelty, if that
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lue aurioo ui tuo x icaiuBuk auv uib
Cabinet, he makes an; effort to sup
plement thej false step of Hayes by
planning a refunding scheme of his
own. The. New York News thus"
Views the matter:? ,
."The fact that the Administration con-.
eludes to organize a refunding measure
without ine assiaiance-or jongress, is, per
haps, an indication of audacity, and aa
dacitv is often very successful. Neverthe
less it would have been safer for the Re
publican party to have left the responsibility
with the Democratic Congress that passed
the Wood Funding bill, which, if. Mr.
Hayes had not vetoed it, at the dictation of
the National banks, would have saved the
Secretary of the Treasury the risk of enter
ing upon his present financial adventure."
The action of -the Secretary of the
Treasury, backed by the Administra
tion, is an admission that a serious
wrong was done when the Fraud of
the White House sent his ill-timed
veto to the Congress. It is a con
cession to the wisdom of the Dem
ocrats in Congress who passed a bill
that the necessities of the country de-
manded.' If this were not so, the
new Secretary would not be in such
haste to plan ' relief, and ' secure the
acceptance of his funding measure.
The New York dry. goods market
is thus given in a letter of the 14th:
"Business continues moderate with the
dry goods bouses and importers, and the
jobbing trade ia sluggish. The best makes
or brown and Dieacned goods are inxair
demand and steady, but low grade bleached
fabrics are unsettled, rants are in irregu
lar demand; ginghams active, and men's
wear woollens in light demand." '
Tbe RlacnoUa narder. ; . .
Chief of Police Brock received a "postal"
yesterday morning from Magnolia, Duplin
county, in regard to the murder alluded to
in our last, stating that One . Handy Bass
killed Adam Bass and escaped, and' re
questing that a lookout, should be kept by
the officers here for the' murderer. He is
described as being about 20 years Old, five
feet high, of a dark complexion and of
sullen, downcast appearance. 1
Since the above' was written we had a
vjsit fromi Mr. A. J. Groves, who' arrived
here Thursday night to watch the trains.
who gives us fuller particulars of the mur
der. Adam and Handy Bass wejre hair
brothers, the former aged 24 and the latter
20, as already stated. A feud had existed
between them for the past three months
about a colored girl whom ' they weire both
in the habit of . visiting. On Wednesday
night ; last, Adam; Bass, who: iff as at
work with Mr. Charles Matthews Ion the
Magnolia secUon of the W. & W. K. K.,
went to the house of the girl, about one
mile from Magnolia. "About- 9 o'clock
Handy Bass also arrived there, and com
menced cursing and abusing Adam. The
latter finally told Handy he understood he
was going to 6hoot,. him; -upon i which
Handy, with an -oath, replied that he did
intend to do so. Adam then caught hold
of Handy, when the latter drew a razor,
and flashed it across his throat, cutting it
from ear to ear," and-then fled." Adam, ac
companied by the girl, started immediately
for Magnolia to get the services of ft physi
cian, but the wounded man gave out when
about half way. He was taken to a house
nearby, and Drs. jucuman ana isevane
were summoned to his bed side, v There
was no help for the poor fellow, however,
and h& breathed his last in about one and a
half or two hours, after the wounds were
inflicted: w--- s:"r.r' .-fr--
. Mr. Groves slated that the affair created
great excitement in and about Magnolia,
and that Deputy Sheriff Mathis,' with a
posse of about twelve or fifteen men,
scoured the country a round about all day
Thursday in search of the murderer. He
has a brother living here, and alsd one in
South Carolina. iUp to . the time of the
murder he worked with, Mr.. Alfred Ho
lingsworth, in Maenolla. vt" " I' '. ' '
Brnnawick. Court. j
' The Superior Court adjourned at 2 o'clock
yesterday. . No business of much general
interest was transacted,' on either.;' the civil
or the criminal docket. In the lease of
Brink vs. Black, ia which a large aumber of
witnesses from this .city ' were summoned,
and which has 'already been noticed, a
verdict for the plaintiff was rendered In the
sum of $700.. """''If- ' :r
In the case of VonGlabn Bome assets
of the Commercial Bank, now in the hand
of. Col. John D. Taylor, Receiver, the
plaintiff was given time to amend his writ
or show cause why the fund should not be
restored to Mr. Parsley, the former President..-;'
1 vrfh-f :::t;:y,
In the case of the Stato vs. Sarah Atkin
son, charged with infanticide, Messrs. Hub
sell, Cantwell, Devane . and Watt were as
signed as counsel for the prisoner and con
tinued until the next term of the court. tT-
! We regret to learn that Solicitor Mclver
was compelled by indisposition to go home.
Mr. A. T. London prosecuted for the State.
. Messrs. Russell,- DevaneIVencb; Cant-
well, J. D. Bellamy,, Stedman, Geo. Davis,
A. T. London, W. B. McKoy, BjJ. "Watu
and Al G.'Ricaud.attorrieysr 'were ra at-
tendance.,:,, f; ,sr..-.iv ;,,.,; t. , ;v.;wM
- Judge Gudger arrivecL here Ust evening
and Reaves this morning : for Johnston
county courts s.'-7 fi?
" Durham ' county carried by an
overwhelming vote. .- ' 1 -f;
The following comprise the fofgigfl hip-
(ments for the past Two dayss Thei Norwe-j
igi an barque Oredo, for Hamburg,German y ,
iby MesBrs. Paterson, Downing & Co., with
3,450 ! barrels pf rosin;' the British "brig
'Stella, for Glasgow Scotland;; by. Messrs.
PatersOn,: Downing & Col, with 4,141 bar
rels i of rosin :' lhe British , barque J", 2-
ISmifft, for L&ndon.i by ..: Messrs. Alex.
Bprunt &'8on, with 3)45 parrels of .rosin
;Bnrt omkXch nf nniritn ttirnenlfne- and the.
i -r r- - '
Prince,: Hkyti, by ' Messrs.'
Nortbrbp &
bummlng, - with 168,055 feet of; lumber: and
Pender Irtpleta. ' ' - . r. -
William Murphy colored, aged n about.
years, living at Moore's Creek, Pende
county, is the happy father .of three chu
dren, one boy '.and two girls, who all camel
into" this world of sin and " misery at one
time, just one week1 ago' yesterday; -They
an all living and oing 7well,Theftft trip-:
leU make the number eighteen which he
has added to the populalionrof , Pender; fix.
by a former. and twelve by his present wife, .1
; j .; - A. -----. - --. "- " -'
Beporied Homicide att Magnolia. ' - Uu
, t 11 . - 1 1 -.- -
i We learn from a. private telegram re-
ceived here yesterday that- two colored
men, and brothers, by the name; of Baas,
got into a difficulty at Magnolia, Duplin
county, Wednesday night, when one of
them cut the throat of the other, front the
effect of which he has since died.' The two
men were in-the employ of a gentleman by
the came of Hollingswortb. M
Bobgaw, N. April 4, 1881.
Ma)or Charles
M. Stedman, Wilmington,
M. V.: . - - ' i Y.". - -I
Dsab : Snt-Tbe - heated . contest over,
your, supplemental bill for the relief of
farmers aod fishermen has excited much
interest and widespread attention.;. It
marks you anew as a man of the pewpie and
for ihe people. - The bold stand you have
taken tor this measure or. delivetance, the;
very efficient and signal service you have
rendered in breaking down the monopoly
of the new Market House organization or
Wilmington, and thus standing iby the
rights of labor and securing for farmers and
fisnermen the benefits of a. free market, en
dears you still more to, the producers and
Industrial classes, and excites the thanks of
the people of render. As some evidence
of this grateful appreciation we are au
thorized to tender you a public dinner at
Burgaw at an early day. I I Please notity us
of your acceptance of this cordial invita
tion to meet, socially and around the
festive board, the people of our new county.
Very truly, your friends, ' i
W. 8. Larkins,' .. Daniel Shaw,
Jas. W. Westbrook, J2. forter,
R O. Cowan.
P. Montague,
Geo. F. Lucas, '
James H. Moore,
Geo. A. Ramsey,
James Garrason, .
T. H. W. Mclntire,
JobnD Powers,;
G. P. Walker,
L. P.! Bell, 1
S. S. Sa.chwelL
Committee. S5c.
-Wiuchqtok, N C; AprU 13, 1881.
Gentlemen. I arrived Tin" the city last
night after an absence of more than a week,
and found your very kind letter awaiting
me. ) This will account for the long delay
of my answer. I wish it were possible for
me to accept an invitation,! so courteously
extended, and . so grateful to me in its
terms and spirit. .But 1 cannot j make an
engagement to be with you at an early day,
being unable to foresee with any certainty
that! can keep it. I have never received
aught but kindness from the entire people
of Pender county, and I am deeply sensi
ble of this' renewed evidence of their re
gard. - It is always pleasant to j have the
approval of one's own conscience; it is still
more pleasant -when to that is added the
approval ot friends. I should J not ' have
hesitated, however, in my course upon this
Market House question, had I been de
serted by my every friend and neighbor.
Knowing full, well," as I thought, the
meaning of the contract which was sought
to be -enforced against the! people of this
city and the surrounding country, . realiz
ing that -its terms were manifestly wrong
and unjust, I should have: been a traitor
to the people r amongst I whom I live,
and a coward unworthy of their con
fidence,; had' I hesitated. I The contract;
with - the ordinances intended to en
force it, ' which I think I were ; destroyed
bv the Supplemental Act, drafted by my
self, was not in my. opinion .compatible
with the rights of a people hying under our
great Republic. The cry raised by its ad
vocates, ihat the Act interfered with the po
lice and sanitary regulations of the city of
Wilmington, was but the! flutter of the
partridge to decoy the hunter - from its
young. It had for its basis neither tbe
tanction of law, r of reason, f nor of
truth. Yet I have never . blamed any
person for an honest . difference of
opinion on - this question, j i Preedpm of
thought aud freedom of speech upon public
matters, as r far aa is consistent with the
feelings and rights of others, are guaran
teed to all cilizenB in this country. I heard,
many years ago, from, the lips of my aged
and honored father, and I have read again
and again from the Constitution of North
Carolina, that monopolies are contrary to
the genius of a tree State, and ought not to
be allowed. Perhaps tbe lesson taught me
was a mistake, and it may be that the. Con
stitution of our State is all! wrong; This
dream of a free government m.y be a myth,
and it may be that the many should toil for
the few. I do not so think and all I ask
for is the liberty of my own opinion, which
I shall exercise, please whom it may.
- With a profound sense pi gratitude to
the people of Pender county, for tbe feel
ing which has prompted their expression of
approval of my conduct, and regretting my
inability to accept their off ei! ot hospitality
at an early day; I am,-. v f : ; ?
i! - ; - Very truly yours, ; ! i A. .
To Messrs. W. 8. Larkins,
: and others, Committee.
jDaniel Shaw,
' Wbat Kind of liemeerai la He? f
Everybody knows that General
Mahone is a Democrat c everybody
knows that he was a Democrat when
elected Senator. Richmond Whig.
I am a better Democrat than the
Senator from Georgia. Senator Ma
hone in his first reply to Senator
EM. ;, T -:-A-
' I am not a National . Democrat.
That is the last species to which I
would attach myself. Senator, Ma
hone in his second reply to Senator
Hill. rrrrri . ; .4 .
' Wednesday Tand I . Thursday's
NutSIieU in one package. --This looks as if
the fault of not getting a daily was in tbe
omce and not the man agent. They came
on Saturday at that. Quick work.; - r
spirits Turpentine;
Wilson Advance; Mrs. Isley
Bass, quite aa old lady living near Pleasant
Grove, was found dead m'ber.bed this morn v
ing. :- 4 Ia this county April 12ib; Mrs7
Elizibeta SatmaUf 'Wifs of German Ettmn
Esq, and)mptber "of CPs'? ftl rJiiEaiman,
died pf typhoid fever, aged 73 years. . r -Wednesday
.night llamah-named Brown
went into the new store belongiazio M. B.
Atki08on,.which is now btiog huuTon . -the
corner of Nash and Guldsboro. streets, and
being intoxicated he built up a fire on the
floor by .which to fwarm; himself. "I History '
rails to record the fact" whether' the- man.
warmed himself or H6t.' but it is Ihouichi if '
some one bad not been luckily passing and
extinguished the fire that the new' building
would have been burned. ,r:v : :..
Greene couhly letter :to r thev .
Goldsbdro rMts8en$er: The yclo'tewhich ,
has been giraticg retty. generally around
the.'eastern part of the tttale.paid our cou n--ty
at rfashiQuable calL 3 Ito completely de-.i
moliahed Mr. Tom Carraway'a house, three
miles from town, sllghiiy wonndiog every
member. ;pf. bis . family,'-: about..; five . in
alL It carried a bed one. hundred yards
if rom the bouse, - tore -down the weather-"'
beards and., chimney, and, genu the Icoof, 1
faultlessly shingled and elegantly finished,
'on an serial voyage to the man to the moon ' .
as a-specimen -,of American -skill and io-;
Igenuity, but by some mVabs?the darned
ihing jfnissed its bearings after, ascending '
one mile, and suddenly took a ? retrograde
movement and lighted upon the ciliary ap-
pendageaof atall pine, not far from the '
;ji - 1 - 1 ,
I (Raleigh .. News r Obser ver ix -The ;.
Opening "sermon" of hft C222d session of '
Oraoge Presbytery 4ra preached io Chapel
llili on , Wednesday evening bysJlev. John -8."
Walklna, of jthia city. The sermon; we
leHrh fulry- sustained! the high repuuUaan 1 -bf
this esteemed and nseful minister.. After :
the sermon" the Presbytery was called to
Order by the last moderaioiRev. Mr." Waw -,
kinstwhen "Rev. , Miller. .qf Madi80o,
was : elected moderator Sind" Rev.; S. M. ' .
Smith and Geyr&eAUeo, Esqt, Clerks. ' 1
So Raleigh didn't strike a big prize In the .
lottery this time.f It is estimated ihSSooo '
tickets were held in this city. ' j We pubSsh
the lucky numbers elsewhere. ; The'
wagon-aod - buggy trade has increased an '
hundred fold .here ia the. past, two yean.. ;
f r-Yefcterday afternoon a colored cok ,
was painfully burned at-the house of Mr.
Cheek, corner Dawson and Jones streets. .
She was found lying on a hot stove, and
with her" bead -and armed burned.- - It is
supposed that sbe'.was seized with a fit and
fell on .the stove. I 4 - , "-. -
I -piifordf JFree Lance: We ander-stand-
that the Revi Mr. - Shields, ot Kit- '
trell's, has received a call to tbe pastorate .
of the Episcopal chuich in New Berne, and
will accept. : There are a aumber of
applicants for the position of. County Su ;
perintendent of Public Instruction, to be '
elected by the commUrioners and justices -of
the pace at a joint session on tne first
Monday in "June.- The spring term of
Granville Superior Court.' commences next
Monday, Judge Avery presiding.- Tbe -dockets
stand as follows: '.Criminal. 35
Cases ; civil trial,-156 . cases ; Appearance,
20 cases., Information has reached us
of Another awful death caused by an over
dose of alcoboL r, It seems that one. Sidney :
Falkner left Henderson on Friday evening
last, for his borne in Franklin county, with
a load of guano.. He is said to have been
very much uoder the influence of liquor,
and when about six miles from Henderson, -was.
thrown, from his wagon, tbe wheels .
passing over hir head and fracturing his '
skull, besides inflicting other terrible in ju- -ries.
. He was killed instantly. ; . . ,
'! Goldsborb " 1 Messenger; The
dwelling of K W. Melvin, in Turnbull
township, Bladen county, together with
kitchen and dining room furniture, were
consumed by fire on the 5th inst. Not
withstanding all the efforts that were made
the fire, driven by a strong wind from the .
bouse, communicated to fencing and en- .
tered a pine forest where it burned about . -1,000
acres of boxed pine land before it
could be stopped and only then by coming
to a swamp. Mr. Melvin had no insurance.
Several others shared a loss in the burning
forest. - -Tn os. W. Swan, Esq.; has some
fine cattle, among them an Ayersbire cow, a
splendid specimen of cattle. With a young
calf her average is six gallons of milk a
day. I Mr. Swan realized from her in one
month 1,160 pounds of milk, and as much
as twelve and a . half pounds of butter a
weefe. Tbe enterprising . Geo. Allen,
Esq.. sets up the following claims . for tbe
city of Newbera: One cotton factory, one
wood plate mill, plow: factory,! plug to-,
bacco and cigar factory,' two foundries,'
three; machine shops, boiler works, four
saw mills, three grist , mills, steam cotton
gins, candy manufactory, clothing estab
lishments, rice mill, marine: railway, biick
yard, box factory and broom factory, giv-
ing employment to about lour huodred
operatives; -:- -- i ;j;;.b.:'ii:-'3''' :
; j Raleigh News- Observer : The
machinery law ' passed by. the late General
Assembly, for the collection of taxes, cre
ates changes in the -manner of selling
property levied on for j non-payment of
taxes. The present law-authorizes the,
sheriff to bid off the for thff
county.' unless there be individual biddets.
Formerly the property f in such' Cases was -bid
off for the Btate.MAs the! county is
made responsible' for Hhe amount due the
State, it is not reasonable to expect that
property) wnera can be shown as much.,
leniency as formerly.'",- Tbe Banner is
the name of. a new paper published in :
Raleigh, by John ,H, .Williamson, a well-
known colored man. " It is to be devoted :
to the interests of bis race. It is very well .
edited, presents an attractive appearauce.
and merits the patronage of the colored
people, Who ought to have a paper of their
own here at the Capital ! Tbe price of tbe
paper is $1 50 per- annum, - $1 for six
months,. 75 cents -for ; three - months.
-Tbe following is a list of offices of the
Roanoke Light Infantry (Third Regiment),
elected at Wtsldon on Tuesday: Captain, W.
H Capell; First Lieutenant, R. S Hall;
Second lieutenants, :,w. a. uarris. J U.
Latham. . Companiea are preparing in
all parts of the Stale to go to Yurkto w n It
is understood that twenty -seven companies
will attend. These will be organized into
three regiments and one oattalion of in
fantry, and a battery of artillery. One band,
and only one, will be allowed to each regi
ment, and only one State color and one na
tional color will be allowed to each The
carrying of flags by various companies will
not be permuted. A series of encamp
ments, as required and provided for by tbe .
new militia law, wilt, it is uodeMood. be
held during the coming summer. The First
Regiment, will encamp at Kinston, tbe
Second at Wrightsville, on th sound be
low Wilmington; tbe Third at' Greensboro,
and the Second Battalion at Cleaveland
Springs.: . The First Regiment ; will be a
grand feature of tbe un veiling of the mon
ument to Gov, Caswell, probably, which
will take place at Kinston on: August 6th,
Granville correspondent: Mrs. Ade
line Paschal, of this county, has, we are in
formed, four sons .three years old. Tbey
are as well grown up to their age as any
children. . Prof. Ledonx, of New
York, writes: "I cannot tell you with what
interest I read the - North Carolina papers,
nor how pleased I . am with the signs of
prosperity in the State where so recently I
had my home.? This prosperity I can more -easily
discern from my present position
outside than when I was actually in North
Carolina. Inquiries at our office are becom
ing more and more frequent for advice aa
to Southern mines, water powers, ' timbers, -etc
n and several parties have been quietly ;
prospecting in your State at my saggestion.
One company alone, having a paid up capi
tal of $2,000,000, have sent their agent . to :
consult me, and desire to invest it all In
North Carolina mines.?'
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