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few days ago we published an
ract from an article in the Golds-
hfio Messenger reflecting on Messrs.
1.1 B. Brown & Co., of Baltimore,
and in justice to that house we prink
below their letter in reply to the
eisenger and the comment of that
ler thereon. And, in this connec-
v we will state that in the latter
of April we also received a iet
f rom M essrs. Brown. & Co.,; in
vJiich they expressed a desire to sab-
be for a number of copies of each
'per in this State opposed to Pro-
lion W these copies to be mailed
per. list to be furnished by
em.- iney also stated inai inej
expected articles to be published
jlsLifying their, support, and asked
ui terms for several hundred extra
We informed them that we
ould supply them with anynumber
t copies they desired, jast as we
Juki supply any one, at our regular
ties; but that we were not opposing
Ifrphibitioo for the purpose of ex-
tlilding our' circulation, and would
tier no consideration agree to pub
h anything except what we con
(ered fit and desirable in further-
ice of our views. This - ended the
(ire8pondence. But we will do
tuifese gentlemen the justice to say
if ijit ; we did not regard ' their
ifiiter lo us as an attempt to
I rlhe. They were alreadys ub
libers to the Star and knew the
guper was opposed to the so-called
ohihition bill. Erom the general
I . i i . ... , . ,
tiieoi meir leiier we inierrea mat.
fhjeir object was to circulate papers
Imposing prohibition for the benefit
Id that side of the question rather
tan for the benefit of the papers
lemselves. !
Hie following is ihe letter referred
as tit appeared in. the Messenger: j
etierlrom ffleaara. J. B. Brown & C
"t l L 1 . 1 M l -
Ijvie nave rtceiveu tue louowmg letter
iWileesrs. J. B. Brown & Co.. of Balti-
iiie, which we cheerfully publish. in com-'
liancH with their request: j ,
V Baltimore. May 2, 1881. '
utwr juessenaer:
Dear Bir. Our attention has been
illed lo an article in your issue of the 2Sih
if April, lenecting upon us. It does us
leave injastice, we believe unwittingly,
ad we ask correction at your bands. '
IWs are especially desirous not to "dis
si" or "antagonize" any. of your people
unwarranted interference in their affairs.
2 pressing a willingness to support ' and
ifcist such papers in your State as are
Pposed to prohibition . cannot be - so
:0ustrued. By re-reading our letter yon
ill see that we stated we were of the
Depression that the Messenger was opposed
oj the Act. We asked you if J that were
be case at what "would you furnish us
:6rtain copies of . your paper -. to be
nailed to a list of names to be furnished
Ou. And farther expressed a willingness
o contribute articles opposed to prohibi
tion to your columns. ' We have written
similar letters to twenty- papers in your
ate and received courteous replies from
Ml. Some were opposed to prohibition
led willing to furnish us as desired; some
avored the act and declined the proposi
ipa of course, and some stated that they
"fere not taking any part at all in the dis
iosssion. . -: j-"
You would have done, us no injustice
di you published our letter entire. Yon
would not have laid us open to the charge
i attemptiog to bribe yon, which is in
ffrrible from your article. But our letter
was not for publication and we think in
fairness you must now regret the use yon
made of it. - -
! Certainly you couldn't have had any sort
Vf tight to "turn over the Dronosition tn
Brother Roby, of the MethodU Advance."
4 ou musi near in mind that we pay $400
Eittf vear to Tntir Rtota tnr tha' nrisilano r
filing goods there, and we have some
fgaa in tne premises that should not be
Iveflooked. But if we were not in the
iqaor trade would it be an unwarranted
jpierference for us to support and encour
fge those whose oninions on anv nneation
f public policy coincided with our own ?
yu mean to say that the prohibitionists
I 1 uewine every oneroi assistance or en-
PUrSEement thnt nomsa frnm lu.niiil ih.
Statef .
I Our COnscientiouat v formpd nnlntnna
tputled to the same consideration? as those
lld by people outside of the liquor trade.
;f e agree with Senator Bayard, Chancellor
goaby, and - many other good men and
Reat thinkers, that prohibitory legislation
nerates and fosters more evils than it
plres, besides being powerless to accom
bbsa na intentions. .u Surely we have a right
t join with those who think the same way
R promulgating our views and seek con
Vrta to them. . ; . .
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VOIi. XII. ,1.
Aa y mi have taken tccasion to warn us
to b oretul, we bejj'rto say that we have
been aod always hal be careful not to dis
gust or offend any one by any improper
net on our part,J but we here declare our
iuleaiiuui(i assist tBd'ip'DODenls of prohi
bitiou in your Stale by every proper and le
gitimate means in our . poWer, in hopes of
saving tbe; good Old Korth State from the
condition of -affairr'existing in Maine, in
hopes of j restraining : her from plunging
headlong under the spur of fanatiscism into
the gulf of moral wrong. We have never
descended to anything illegitimate or under
hand, and never shall, but if in doing our
plain duty! honestly and above board we
incur enmity, - we think dt ,will
among those whose good opinion is worth
much. ;-; - I .; --r : --- ' :
I The head of our house is a Kortb Uaro
lioian and! proud of his lineage he does
not propose to neglect any duty he owes
his motber State, or 10 08 recreant to
any trust imposed upon him by bis heri
tage. .
i We regret we were misinformed as to
which side you were on in this contest.
We hope jroti will give ms space for our re
ply in common fairness. ; If you are un
willing to do 60 .charge us for its insertion
as reading notice and send us the bill.
f. , :, .'J.xB.BnowNCo.
! LWe disclaim- any: intention : to wrong
Messrs: "J. B. Brown & Co- r As we stated
on a previous 'occasion,' we are not at all
disposed to- blame the liquor"-dealers for
making efforts to protect their traffic. We
merely cautioned them to conduct a decent
campaign. The offer of Messrs. Brown &
Co , "to furnish 200 to 300 subscribers" on
condition that we publish "good matter in
opposition to prohibition" was to say the
least on the order of a bribe, however, little
it may have been intended as such. We
bad the right to reject the proposition, and
in the interest! of respectable journalism
deemed it perfectly proper to caution our
journalistic brethren, and would have done
the same had the proposition been made
from the prohibition side ..Not many weeks
since we published Senator Biyard's letter
in opposition to Prohibition. Ed. Mes
senger . S -
' The Republican papers are fall of
tricks and resource. They mnst break
the force, if posfiible.of the Star Route
rascalities. To do this the Demo
crats mnst be, dragged in. It will not
do to have it appear that Indiana was
carried by fraud which was inspired
by Republicans land "engineered by
Dorsey. So Hancocks.nQtnination is
lagged in and
they ; tieclare that the
Star- Route furnished; money to se-
cure that gallant soldier's nomination.
No one. -will believe it whose opinion
U woith anything. No letter from
Hancock, like that ; written by Gar
field to "my dear llubbell," has been
discovered, nor will be discovered.
The whole story ia a pure fabrication.
Hancock's nomination was a splendid
tribute the South paid Northern valor
and another concession and 'plea made
for harmony and peace."! "7f
- Senator Wallace; of Pennsylvania,
who is a man of -high character, Re
publicans themselves being witnesses,
has written a letter to the New York
World. He was - implicated by cer
tain Republican correspondents and
"It ia not my habit to contradict news
paper falsehoods,! but tbe truth touches the
purity of General Uaocoek's nomination,
and therefore I Write. No money what
ever came from jany source . to carry the
delegation from his own State for General
Hancock, and none was used. . His ene
mies and mine trumpeted the result of that
convention as a victory over General Han
cock and his friends. - General William B.
Franklin . was in charge of the Hancock
headquarters at Cincinnati, and controlled
tbe expenditure of all moneys used there.
No such sum as $30,000 was either -raised
to: expend or was expended there. The
whole sum expended did not exceed $1,500,
and this was for rent, music, banners,
badges, etc." J . -' ' - - ;
' The Republicans will have to stand
alone. It was their .dirty fellows who
did the dirty work and who stole the
people's money ' Tbe Democrats can
laugh at them iu their confusion and
corruption ami say, "Thou cannot
say we did it. -Vi - u
We have reoeived by mail the fol
lowing insolent! letter, to which we
invite the atteniio'n of our readers:
: .Wacesboro, N. C, May 11, 1881.
Ednor-"8tr,, .
- : J)ear8ir:
" Wn rtaafrA tn hn informed how VOU
stand on "Prohibition." -The question is a
nmpi: ODD.. .VI.UU 1UUSI -ilUVI - US J VI VI
against the liquor tradet . You cant . discuss
and obj ect to parts of ihe bill. If you do not
tyothiltwwiMiVot'Metveyoul you
said you wouia lavor aoui oi uiuereov con
structioor It is pimple,-oFar Or, Against
Prohlbttiqnc-JtKalsaj yout colors" let us
know where to plsce you.: .' t
3 yYmir, Respectfully -
ProhibExtcutiverGommiUefor Anson Co.
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This highly intellectual production,
of which the"aboveli aniteral copy,
is marked "Pnyate;'' but we do not
propose to allow; sneaks to fight us
from under coyer-if we? can prevent
it. - "Private!" -Yes, it is the pri
vacy of the assassin who lurks in the
bushes as be waits for his intended
viotim-the privacy pi the coward
who stabs td the dark. -
: t Now, we wisfrtorask the Prohibi
tion Executive; Committee of Anson
county if .they authorized "P." to
write this-letter. We do not believe
it. We know the. Chairman of that
committee. He is a christian gentle
man who would scorn to engage in
such dirty work, and we call on him
ta fix the responsibility where it be
longs if, within "his p9wer. If the
letter was written under ' instructions
I of the coramitteelet " them" acknow
ledge that this is one-of tbe methods
of carrying on the Prohibition cam
paign. - "
j Here is a specimen of the negroes
who were bamboozled and enticed by
the friends of the Chicago Inters
Ocean and. made to. go .to Indiana
It is .a ; shame and outrage that such
white rascals f can thus fool -- the Bis-'
groes and escape ' unpunished.' The
Washington letter in ; the Rtclimond
Dispatch giyes the following:: .. i :
i "I saw a well-known Washington1 color
ed man at the Baltimore & Potomac depot
hindly helping with their luggage a dilapi
dated colored - party, of .which a forlorn-
looking colored man was the head, and I
afterwards asked him who they were. He
said; 'Do you see that man? Wellhe went
rrom JNorth uaroima out to inaiana, ana is
now going back home on money a white
man in North Carolina he used to live frith
sent him. While out there he lost his wife,
and his children.' He didn't save any
money, and had to burn 'bresh' for fire
wood. vThe white people, be says, don't
like colored folks, and colored folk3 don't
know how to get along with them.' "
"Seventeen families were recently sent
to South Carolina from New York on the
assurance of its Commissioner ' of Emigra
tion that there was work for them in tbe
factories. They were diverted from their
intention to go West by the Superintendent
of Castle Garden; who. was willing to throw
anything in the direction of the South that
looked teaaon&be."PMadelph(aFres8,Bep,
Some one has made the good sug
gestion, which the Stab indorsed, to
have a good agent representing North
Carolina among 1 the immigrants as
they arrive at Castle Garden from
Europe. The above shows that some
thing can be done. If it be desira
ble to have European immigrants
come into the South we can imagine
no more certain plan for securing it
than an efficient agent in New York
to represent North Carolina. Other
States should take the same step.
Kellogg was. sensible when he in
sisted it was wrong to employ men
om the North in the various De
partments of the Government and
credit them to Southern States they
had never seen. Senator Morrill, of
Vermont, with a moral obliquity
quite noticeable, thought it all right
that it was important only to have
efficient servants. Just so. All of the
honesty - and capability lie in tbe
North. For instance, when Vice
President Arthur was in the New'
York Custom House, or Brady in the
Post Office Department, and so on. . It
is very important that the Govern
ment shonld be honestly and. faith
fully served. A good way to secure
this is to give the South its propor
tionate part. What a row Morrill
would make if Southern men were to
be placed in the offices and credited
to Vermont, thereby ousting his con
stituents. The New York Herald is now the
organ of Roscoe Conkling. It con
tained a few days ago a five-column
broadside aimed at the President. It
is so circumstantial, minute and con
nected in its account of what tran
spired at Mentor between Garfield
and Conkling that it is believed to
have been inspired by Conkling him
self. : Gorham is supposed to have
done the writing. It is said to be in
the line of Conkling's cancus speech.
Republicans in Washington cannot"
give a guess as the probable outcome
of the struggle between Garfield and
Conkling. It is a mighty interesting
fight to the Democrats. They are
not mourners at the funeral either.
In 1872, there were 437,750 immi
grants to the United States. This
was the largest in any one year up to
1880,- when the number reached 593,-,
703. Bui 1881 promises to surpass
last year, if the stream continues
tnrongh the year as it. has been thus
far. Since the year $1861 twenty
years the number ' aggregates 5,
635,925. "
;In the recent election for a . mem
ber of Parliament the Irish electors
voted for the Tory candidate. They
should read Justin McCarthy's "His-?
tory of Our Own Tunes' to ; find out
in all the legislation of.rthe last forty
years who "were therf al,jXriends of
their country among the English peo
ple. They elected the Tory, member.
They are angry with Gladstone and
wish to restore to power ; their , life
long oppressors. It would be a bad
day for Ireland if they could succeed.'
'; We notice that the press dispatches
giving an account of the ceremonies
a( Cowpens, S. C.,omit to-mention
the presence of Gov Jarvis, of North
Carolina. North . Carolinians are
more courteous, and are sure to men
tion the "invited guests" before glo
rifying themselves.
pigs. r i , -v
. The Philadelphia Times' now and
then slips up in its editorializings.r In
its comments upon ex-President Jef
ferson Davis's little spee.conMemo
rial Day at New Orleans it, is lex
tremely truculent and without any
proper occasion. The truthisits com
ments are in very bad taste, and are
indecent and spiteful. Ilear ,his
paper, that affects fairness, and; pro-'
priety in its - dealings witli ubjepts
and with the South specially; J
("Jefferson Davis is slow at applying his
own plaster. 'All we want,' he said, when
pranking aa President of the bogus Confede
racy.'is to be let alone.' The Kepublic con
temptuously let him alone when he stood
with' Ms neck tn the hatter : and hebss been
spitting his gaogrene'and veaora upon it
ever since.4 His latest indecency was in
Xtew Orleans, where the unveiling, ol a
statue to the traitor Stonewall Jackson af-
ioraeq mm toe opportnnuy or npuoag w
magnanimiiyvf ihe nation by lamenting the
success of the uprising which began in too
bervtnd ended in oceans of innocent blood
shed. I live today.'sajs fliis shameless 1
reae oj fraud and bloodshed, 'believing that
the Southern Confederacy ought to have
succeeded.'-" j
Now such stuff as that malignant
and impudent is. not worthy of aby
paper' of intelligence - and - ordinary J
fairness. There was nothing said .by
Mr. Davis in regard to the motives ot
the war that . ninety-nine men in a
hundred in the entire South do not
believe and teach. They so believe
it, that even such men as Jo. Brown
and Alex. Stephens would to-day in
dorse every word ot it, and they are
never accused of "Bourbonism" by
either Northern or Southern papers.
What did the "old man eloquent" say
that causes the Philadelphia paper to
spit out its venom in such raouth
fuls? Let us copy again what he
said : -;:1 - y::.;-.;..
"From the academic shades of the Mili
tary University he went forth to battle for
the cause of State rights, self-government
and constitutional liberty. Such was Jack
son. He livedr-for-his country,never
doubting the justice of his cause, believing
it was righteous, and 'trusting in bis cause
be died,' as I live to day, feeling that the
Confederacy ought to have succeeded, be
cause it was founded intiuth and justice."
- This is all. - It is precisely what
every soldier who .fought under the
Btars and bars believed. It is pre
cisely what Longstreet and; Mahone
and Mosby now saints in the lte
publican -calendar believed. It is
precisely-what every Southern youth
ht taught JU).belieYe. The outh
fought for what it held to be right.
Mark that. The heroes of the South
will not teach their children to be
lieve that their fathers were traitorB
and the cause treason. It is as false
as h-ades, if tbe Times does dare to
say it, and not only will Mr. Davis,
but every true man in all Southland
will rise up and tell .the calumniator
that it lies when it so charges. But
after all the Northern people are very
much alike in their views concerning
the South, call them Independents or
Radicals. ; . .' . . . . . ;
After the war Mr. - Davis was
treated as a felon and made the scape
goat of a people who were just as
guilty as . he was. Bat the II. S.
Government dared not bring him to
trial after the long imprisonment, and
the 'Times knows very well the reason
why if it had the manliness and can
dor to tell it. If he ? deserved the
halter then every man: in r the South
deserved it who fought for or sym
pathized, with the Southern , cause.
Treason doth -never prosper: what's tbe
": -reason? ::1 - -
Why, when it prospers men don't call it
I ..treason ".
The bitterness of the ' Times is the
more noticeable because the Stab
and other Southern papers have given
It credit for more than usual fairness
and moderation. But from-all such'
speoimens as the above we may ' rev
erentfy say, "Good Lord deliver us.'
- It is time there was economy in the
administration of the '- Government.
It may be believed - readily that the
expenses could be reduced annually
atleast ten million dollars if there
were an ' Executive : and a Congress
deyoted to rigid economy. - We no
tice ihat some of the great railways
have reduced their expenses immense
ly whilst increasing"' their aggregate
receipts. - The IL S. Government can
do the same thing if the same integ
rity,; zeal,- business tact and- close
scrutiny 'were observed that prevail
in the-management of some of the
great private corporations.
- ?'It wasi impossible not to contem
plate the probability of a difficulty of
adjustment with him." r. t-
This is, from an editorial in the
Cincinnati Commercial) and was writ
ten by no less a journalist than, Mu
rat Halstead. That is the sort of
writing that is regarded as fine in the
North westi ,
MAY 20, 1881. U ,
It is certain, we take it J that there
will be a break in the Republican
ranks , if Conkling holds lout much
longer. The fact that certain Sena
tors gave notice in caucus that when
the uncontested cases had been dis
posed of that then they should feel
themselves free to consider any con
tested cases ' their judgments might
authorize, is a' sure sign that Conk
ling will have to face" the music and
test his 'strength against the Presi
dent, i In this connection we may
mention tliat some of the Democrats
are very much 'disposed to go with
Conkling, and not because they love
the South-maligner so much as be
cause they think it will rebuke Gar-'
field and improve the "prospects of
lije Democratic party. One. fieuator
r. . '
according to the Washington Stan
"I am clearly of the opinion thatitis
the duty of Democratic Senators to sustain
Conkling. There has been a tendency for
years, said the Senator, and it continues to
grow, for the Executive department to en
croach upon tbe prerogatives of the legis
lative biaoch. It should be stopped. No
President ever assumed a dictatorial course
toward the . legislative . department of onr
Government such as the -present occupant
of tbe White House has and, should he be
sustained,1 there is no telling where he will
stop. 1 think it is the policy of the Demo
crats to support Conkling in this fight, be
cause I think it will do much to disrupt tbe
Republican party.' - We cannot hope to
drive Conkling out of tbe party, no matter
bow often we may 'crush' him. We may,
by helping to defeat Robertson, cause such
a split in tbe Republican party in New
York as will enable us to cany it with ease,
in i the next election; but as I said in the
outset, it is no funeral of ours. We have
no favors to' ask of the Administration."
Conkling's grievance is all the talk.
He . accuses Garfield of downright
lying and of deceiving him grossly.
He promised to. do certain .things,
says Conkling, and he failed to keep
his word. ; There, was a palpable bar--gain
in the New York conference be-1
tween the two Radical worthies, an ,
Garfield fooled the other. 'According '
to the long account off. the bargain in
the New York Herald, inspired by
Conkli ng, Mr. Garfield began bar
gaining in offices 16ng Jbefore the
Maine election, but at a, time when
the outlook' for the Republican cause
was very dismal; that j in fact', the
celebrated ' New York -conference,,
which was called at the instance of
the President and at1 which hoi was
present, was forthe purpose of secur i
ing the aid of General Grant and Mr;
Conkling by promises 'of patronage.
Well the South never took much stock
in Garfield. -. It believed - what Gov.
Hendricks proved in his famous
speech against Garfield as to j the
Louisiana j rape; it believed in his
complicity in the Credit Mobilier and
Paving Stone scandals; it believed
that he had lied about both. Thus
believing the South is not surprised
when it learns that : there was a bar
gain between Garfield and the Stal
warts, and that Conkling charges that
Garfield made i promises that ihe i would
not keep ' Really, it is extremely in
teresting -a very nice kettle ;of
spoiled fish. Where; is - the Radical
health officer? '
Mrr John .Wanamaker, the .well:
known ,,. merchant of Philadelphia,
and a deoided Republican, has been
on a visit through the . South, as far
as Florida,1 .where he remained for
some weeks. ; He gives a very differ
ent account from that of, old Dawes
and his Massachusetts liar, who oould
not tell a cotoin gin from a cotton
mill. In regard to social, ostracism,
Mr. ; Wanamaker says there. would be
none ot that feeling leftcf were it not
kept alive by a certain class of news
papers ; they clip a -sentence from
one : paper j here and - another there,
and now and then publish things
which excite remark in most cases,
not quoting fairly the text of the
article." " ,i ' " ' .' - . . . .
The Springfield (O.) Bepublic, a
strong temperance paper, has made
.two disoovenes. The first ! is that
"the liquor laws are much more elab
orate "and complete in their provis
ions than the laws against theft, burg
lary and murder.' And the seoond
is that thp liquor 'laws are not effec
tive, simply ; because they j are not
enforced, and they are - not enforced
because the public sentiment of : the
people does not" demand that they
shall be.".. " I ' !
; A State convention of the liquor
dealers and all others opposed 'to the
so-called prohibition bill has been
called to meet in Raleigh June 1st.
I The heat all through the North has
been ranging, among the nineties. - In
New York it got.; air high, as ; 93
degrees, i
. I-
. - What ihe Papers Say." J . '
Philadelphia Times, Iod. i
S The people may well qaeslion the
capacity of tbe Democrats, for 'pub
lic service when a majority of Demor
ocratic Senators vote to put a man
iiks Stanley: Matthews on the Su
preme Bench.-. ''. vff ' :",f;
! , , ' New "x ork Times, Rep. . ' :..
' i If this nomination - of Mr. Hayes
was discreditable,1 its renewal by -MW
Garfield after the emphatic protests
of tbe press and .tbe legal , prof ession
has been still more 'bo. He owes bis
confirmation lopDemocratitfotes,
and will take his seat on 'the ; bench
tinder such a -Cloud of suspicion as to
his.character . and' affiliation e z as must
greatly interfere With his usefulness.
It is J,o be. feared that the traditional
public respect for the judicial strength'
and' impartiality; of the .- Supreme
Court will not jrorvive'a reetitibnof
such a"nomination as was - yesterday
approved by the senate.
"", . Baltimore Sun, Dem. .
The" main' objection to Mr. Mat-
Ihews was the fact that he has at
various times been counsel forj rail
road corporations in important suits,
and as a law j er has committed! him
self to principles and doctrines which
may oe submitted to -judicial deter
mination when he is presiding in his
cirouit or sitting
in the Supreme
Court, i
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Baltimore American, Rep.
Matthews on the bench will repre
sent the survival of the nnfittest. He
was made Judge because all the judi
cious minds in the Senate objected to
him. . i . . .
; Philadelphia Press, Rep.
It" appears that : Mh Matthews'
support, in the Senate was made up of
more than half of Democratic votes.
The objections to 'this selection for
tms position were mamtoia ana vital,
and in the opinion of the Press should
have secured his rejection. .
: Baltimore Gazette, Dem.
Wa have now before us the humil
atins spectacle of a man in the Su
preme Court.whose honesty and truth
have' " been questioned and : j whose
championship and counsel of monopolies-
and corporations is sup
ported by a lobby of great railroad
men. r.His record alone as one of , the
Southern "visiting statesmen,"! and in
the disgraceful part he took in the
great national fraud tbrougbi which
Jar. ttayes was. seated in the presi
dential cnair, should have been suffi
cient to have caused his reiection for
any post of trust and honor.
Tlie.Cllbion AFalson Kallroad Com-
By virtue of the charter eranted bv the
last uenerai Assemwy. ratmed onithe 5th
aay ot -Marcn, a. u. inai, incorporating
the Clinton & Paison Railroad Company,
the following named persons, viz: Wm. H.
Moore, J. L. 8tewart, J..R Beaman, A. F.
Johnson, John Ashford, E. T. Boykin, J.
H. Stevens, J. A. Ferrell. C. Patrick. J. H.
Royal, L R. Faison, J. C. Pass, R. It. Bell,
J. A. Oates. W. E. Stevens. R. F. Herrine.
James Morse and J. C. Hines, being a ma
jority of the persons mentioned in thesaid
charter under whose direction subscription
books are to be opened, met ia tqe court
bouse in the town of Clinton on the 29th of
April," A; D.J 1881, after public notice to
that effect, -and - proceeded to organize by
appointing Isham It. Faison chairman and
A. P. Johnson Secretary. I !
On motion! resolved that we. the neraons
aforesaid, do open books of subscription to
the capital stock of the Clinton & Faison
Railroad Company, as soon as practicable
at uoiaaooro, -Mount uuve, faison, war
saw, Wilmington and Clinton, and) that the
said books remain so open for ninety days.'
That the book at Goldsboro be placed in
charge of Henry Lee; that at Mount Olive
in charge of J. A. Royal and B. A. Mara-
ble; that at Faison in charge pf i. K. Faison
and J. C. Pass: that at Warsaw in charge
of Fleet R. Cooper; that at Wilmington in
charge of U. Fennell. jr., and Adrian cs
Toilers: that ia Clinton in charge of A. J
Johnson, J. A. Ferrell and W. H. Moore
Onjnotion an executive committee, con
sisting of J. L. Stewart, X. T. Boykin and
A. F. Johnson, was appointed and charged
with the duty of superintending the carry
ing into effect the foregoing orders and
5 Oil mnllAii! Ttln a
Oates. J. H. Ste-
yens and J. C. Hines1 were appointed to
1 1 :i
Huuuii Buutturipuuus vo iuo prupuseu i ab
road company and to report their action to
the next meeting
- On motion, the : meeting . adjourned ? to
meet on Tuesday, the 7th day of Jane next,
at the court house in Clinton. - -
Ishak Ri Faison, Chm'n.
A; F. Johnson, Sec'y,
Queen of Ma j" mi SmltU-rllle.
-' There was quite a pleasant entertainment
at Smithville on Thursday last.the 12th inst.,
in which a large number of young misses
participated. , The exercises began at H
o'clock n. m.L under the direction of Mr. 8
P.Thorpe and wife and Miss Manage Thomp
SOD, ana me nuair pnwcu uu ycirensoui-lv-atiii
Intha kktiafuptinn nf nil Artncerned.
Miss Carrie Dosher was. Queen i Miss Olio
iruuwood, urowner; miss .nnie jusucr.
Sceptre; Lucretia . Piver, Firsj "'Maid of
Honor: Miss Ada Dosher! Second Maid of
HobQriMiss Lfziie Clemmons, Third Maid
of Honor; besides which the Seasons, the
Graces,: and
many other characters were
- i- .-. . - - - ! - ' ' . I.
A Slonster jBael. 1
Mr. John J. Hick?, of Topsail Sound,
Informs us that he killed an eagle one day
last week which measured seven, feet and
eight inches jfrom tip to tip of jhis wings,
'Which beats' the Moore county eagle,' (men
tioned in the jWadesboro limes knd copied
into our paper,) by six inches.
t The closing exercises of Laurin-
burg High School will take place on Thurs
day, June 2dJ At 11 a. ml ! tha-annual ad
dress will be delivered by Rev. T. H.
Pritchard, D. At 8 p. m. annual cele
ration of Philotechnic Literary Society.
Spirits TnrrjntihB;
. Charlotte Observer'. , The, com.
mitlee of arrangements forHbe 20th inf May
met yesterday evening and prepared a pro
gramme, , The SpeSkej TWd ;clfcf Jiarshal
for the pecsaion were selected and-iavited
to serve-is Boston company, wbieh is
icyieaeuieu ax aausoorv dv a Air. iiovd.
has purchased, the Jlitchie. mine, and will I
anppiy u witn muling macnisery. for iu ex- 1
tensive working. Tha innn'a Mouo-
tain Company ia rapidly pushing the, work
at that mine to completion, and will have ' V
the finest mining plant in- Rowan county. 1
uiv - ua tuio vviupsuij son OUJIC1 (Ui
machinery, and that it baa been pot up in'
the very bet manner. d Q -r ;
I Here is the way North" Carolina :
tobacco sells" in ; Viwnia. Tbe'.MiUon :
C7ironicle says:; Waleat trom the Dah-
ville limes of last week that the Star Ware
house Bold one lwja:h0vsec load o vf tobacco
1,571 lbs.) for Y. B.Wrreo, of prospect
lliIJ. for 7a2 03. One load of .1.085 lb.
for J4 O.'Braflsber, of Bushy F6rfcv in Per, -son
county, for C00., One load of 400 lbs
lor Moses Anderson, ef Prospect Bill, for
f oa ana focr per tiundreq. : John i-L6ng. '
of RideeviUe. one loadi at 1140 50. .aver
Li J.' Anderson.' of AnderBon'a Store: one
lot at $8lUad'onelot ASai-' 'New York
inspectors should note this. C ' - ,
1. i ,. i -. - .
l :i. . ni.-- "--t.. mi- ' 4
, jlu wit; uitruHicieift ioo jTumoren .
murder and robberv of E. Scroetranj. near
Olife HilV,on TLureday last by a negro, and
a wane man namea uarus.; awmdlernown
to a free figtyin'lhe public road in' which
Nat Wilkeraon.'colored. dealt. SerJffifana a
dangerous blowtoverUie.eyeYvri6a rock. :
stnnnine bimso lhat'Wilkferaon "and Banru
ihpuglu.hfe ms kflleaiaoif Mf hfni -lymg in
rue erjoau aey r, were -,aiu. OTUnk, v--
Steplied, "who eficsped.ffohi 'the officer,
wont come back. - iUeerna he was arret, t-
ed npt,forr adultery with, awhite . woman
but for Btfealing tobacco, y the way ia- it
lawful in this country fortharacesio inter
marry or to live as man ,.ndi,wifer. If not
wny sleeps the law in anatchburg? - ;
! cR&ehliiblical'Kecorder : The
commencement of Shaw University of this -
city will come off on May 25th . , RevJ
W. T. Jordan in a private note says that
the new Baptist church-! in Lumberton, N.
C, will be dedicated next Sunday, the 15th,1 -
ana ui. r.; tt. rrucnara will preach the
dedication sermon. The mee tinea in :
Edenton, Thoma&ville, Monroe, Header- i
sonvme,:iiOutstrarg,' (Jharlotte and at Wake .
Forest College. were of wonderful nower. i
while good news coraes to us from Aehville,
Goldsboro; -Oxfortt; Warrenton, 8helby,
Statesviile and other places. The com
mencement of the Chowan Baptist Female
Tnstitntp .TnnnSO 91 V. MnnHiv nanin.1 i
reunion 01 Literary societies; Address;)
Capt T. D. Boone, Manney's Neck. Tuesn I
day evening, annual sermon, Rev. Dr.1 HJ '
McDonald, Richmond, Va. Wednesday,
12 M.,iannnal riddress,.Prof..W. L. PoteaiJ
waKe Forest. - -- - .- -
Raleigh Neios- Observer'. Hon.
A. S. Merrimoo, of this city, will address :
the citizens of Iredell in behalf of prohlbi- '
tion.- :7- - On Saturday night a bar-room
on Wilmington street was entered and $150
in cigars and liquors carried off. The
commissioners ; of. Granville 'county have,
concluded, after mature, deliberation and a
great-deal of persuasion; to grant license
to liquor dealers who may apply, while at
the same time they go to the full extent of
the law. in taxing the dealer. This will
virtually dry up all the country grog shopa,
for they do , not generally : have more than
fifty or seventy-five dollars invested in the '
creetur, while this will make it necessary
for them to make an outlay of one hundred
and twenty. dollars to the State and county j
in cash, twenty-five dollars United States
revenue tax, and then ten percent, on their
purchases. : , . , - ., ' - . . -
Kinston Journal: . Last Thurs- '
day, while two colored men were , passing
down Neuse river they found the dead body
of a boy lodged on a jeuie.: .The body was
taken up and brought to town and proved i
to be Albert Hall, a boy about 16 years old.
who has been living with Mrs. Nick Hun-
ter .for ? several years. . - Capt. ; Jfi. li.
Page, of Jones county attended s meeting
of the Directors of the Atlantic Coast Rail-.
way Company, of which jbe.i one, al
Goldsboro last Saturday. - He - says the
Company has already built a road from
Norfolk to Elizabeth City, and from Wash
ington to Jamestown; that they own a road
from Wilmington to Atlanta; that: they
have "stacks" of money and are determined
to fill up the gap between Elizabeth City
and Wilmington. The Captain is very
sangaine over the prospects . for Jones
county to get a railroad.!
. Fayette ville .Examiner", i Mrs.
W.X Hollings worth, of Ibis town, died on
last Saturday night. She was aconscien.
tious christian Woman, and died as she bad
lived, in full faith with the church.
Strawberries have begun'.tocomein. They
are abundant and of good Quality,, Price
15 cents per quart. . We are pleased to
hear that Air. .Joseph utley is recovering .
rapidly from tbe injuries received by a fail
from his horse some days ago.... Mr Jkioore,
Jr., a pupil of the Graded School,' we are
sorry to learn, naa tne misiortune oi
breaking his ; arm last . week. J -The
dwelling-house of Mr. Jerry Jones, at
Bonn's Level, Harnett county, was con
sumed by fire last week. ; There . was a
total loss of everything in the bouse except
a part of the furniture. -' We - bear - that
there was no insurance upon this fine piece
of property.! We are doubly sorry to hear
of this misfortune ot Mr. Jones, for it has
been but a short time since he lost his cot
ton gin and engine by fire.
Weldon ivcttw: About five miles
below Seaboard, in Northampton county,
then are thirteen cases of BmalKpox. The
disease was brought from Portsmouth by s
colored-1 man a abort time since.
Messrs. A. J. Joyner and J. T. Pope left
Monday for Baltimore, taking with them
the ' race horses " Kate Long, Russett and
Gov, Vance, to be entered at the Spring
races." We hope they will win tbe races
they enter and: will take heavy pools, Mr.
Wm. Wyche has also taken Swannanoa to
Baltimore to compete. On Friday
morning we learn that - Mr. B H. Pender,
of Edgecombe, while n Warren county,
was kicked by a horse, tbe hoof striking
bis head and fracturing tbe skull, from the
effects of which he died on Monday morn
ing. His body was taken to Edgecombe
on Tuesday for burial. Dr. L." W.
Batchelor, the excellent railroad agent here,
gives us the following figures of cotton
shipped from Enfield 'during the season of
1879 and 1880, 5,374 bales; cotton shipped
during the past seven months of the present
season 7,870 bales... The present season
will show an increase of about 3,000 bales
over last year." - "r - 4' a;'- ' 1 "'-
Tarboro Southerner: Mecklen
burg has tried tbe no-fence law success
fully with improved farms, houses and
mora contented laborers as the. result.
Wake county will soon vote on t it and
Edgecombe, needing such a law as badly
as either, is making no move . toward sob
mitting such a question to the people. : Let
the, question be agitated and explained.
-Mrs. W. W. Thomas bad a painful
fall last week at the wood house ia her
yard, breaking two ribs. ; -Informatko,
gathered; from various sources, is to the,
effect that there will be more fruit than was
expected., CapLl O. Williams showed us a . t ,
peach twig eighteen inches long - with 1
thirty-five well developed peaches on it 1
as large as a man's thumb. The Uni- ;
vereity Railroad will not be finished in -1 .
time to carry visitors to Chapel Hill com- !
mencement. They will have to jolt and:
bump and perspire over the road from
Durham. - The admirable manner ia ;
which Lane's Brigade carried out orders 1 f
at Spotsylvania relieved the left of Gen i
Lee's army, 'and saved the day; for the i
Confederates. . , '

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