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AM.: H. BERNARD, . Editor and Proprietor.
, WILMINGTON. N C. :
Friday, May 20th; 1881.
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Inspect, Reeolations of Thanks, 4c , are charged
rtr as ordinary advertisements, but only aair rates
rhen paid for strictly to advance. ,r At this rate 50
snta will pay for a simple , announcement ui
iageoiDeath. ; 1 ; ;
flW Remittances must be made by uucck, wran
tf-of i -MnTM Order, or Registered Letter. Post-
Nlksters will register letters when desired. ' -lir
Only such remittances will be at the risk of
tiis publisher. ' , . . ,
.specimen copies icrwaruea warn umuw
Some few Southern Democratic
pers iavor a aissoiving oi mo
lid Sooth." They say it will bar
onize the coantry and cot up by the
ots the wrangles between the sec-
ons. . They are late in the day in
minff forward with their remedy.
D, is known to nearly evejy man of
uji uiusrj luwuigauwo uuvuguviu www
South that if the true people had
greed lo support Andy Johnson,
rant and Hayes, that the wrangles
ould never have begun. If every
onfederate General and officer had
one as Longstreet, Mahone' and
osby have done, there would be no
emocratio party in the land, and
ere would have been no lies and
anders in the Northern papers about
South. The Republican party
ould control I the whole country,
ere would be no such thing heard
If as local self-government, or rights
f States, and a strong govern-
ent would grow stronger, until
berty would be destroyed forever.
What Southern man is so fatuous,
untrue to himself and his children,
to desire a centralized despotism
jr the entire domination of the Re
publican party throughout the land ?
Break up the "solid South !' What
lor ? To give the Radicals the con
trol? It can lead to nothing else.
1 Is any man of sense dud ordinary
patriotism, who calls himself a Dem
ocrat or who is opposed to Radical-
ira, willing to purchase harmony and
ood will at the price of abandoning
Principle and handing over the South
ern States into the tender keeping of
tjie old enemy that desolated their
Homes and robbed their treasuries?
We cannot believe it.
I The greatest possible calamity that
can overtake the South is the disin
i3 - '
tegration of the Democratic party.
.t is simply and truly the very sheet-
nchor of the safety and prosperity
f the South. It Is suicidal: nay, it
the heieht of criminality for any
6ne to go to work: to breas up tne
bnly party that saves the South from
am by dividing it in the Southern
states. Hi very man with "an idea
bbove an oyster" knows that a split
n the South means Radical triumph.
t is proposed to split the Democrats,
)ut to leave the Radical party intact.
jet thirty or fifty thousand Demo-
rais split off in North Carolina and
we will have Mahoneism in the State.
iThtf old party of 1868-'69 will be
back again hungrier than ever and
tiore bent on Tuin than they were in
he fearful days of the past when
rime, immorality, peculations and
briberies ran riot.
THE SOUTH AMEBIC AN QfJBSHON.
ia I i is ; j i i .
itjru auu uuuvia uuuerbuo& lo
unish Chili and to that end a war
fvas begun. For a year or two it has
been prosecuted with some varying
accesses, until the end has come, and
it is found that Chili was too strong
or the allies and is victor at every
oint. Pern being overwhelmed is
6w a prey to disorder and contend
ng factions. The question ; with
hili is, "what shall be done with it?"
the Chilian '' army f is withdrawn
ft ghting among the rivals will begin,
nd it is too costly to keep a large
rmy in the conquered country to pre-
erve peace. It is thought that the
ecessities of the situation may cause
hili to resolve upon an extended 6c
pupation of the country. It may end
n Peru becoming a permanent pos
kssioh of Chili,
The reader of the events that have
ranspired has no doubt been per-
frlexe'd at the great superiority man!
ested by Chili over her two rivals,
n the begin nine of the war news-
aper writers from South America
cemed to think Peru quite as for mi
dable a power as Chili,' and being
aided by Bolivia, that' the victory
would remain in - the end with the
allies. But all such calculations have
been set at: naugb t. The ". reason of
the Chilian superiority was not known
to most observers. We give an in
teresting presentation of the matter
from the New , York Times, which
accounts readily : for the successes
that have attended Chilian arms! It
"As between the two governments, that
of Chili has beea by far the more stable, as
her people have been more industrious and
enterprising. Chili is an orderly sod well-
governed republic Her people elect their
President according to constitutions! forms.
Her statesmen Btudy to adapt Ibe beBt
features of our own and European State
systems to their awn needs." Her finances
are administered with intelligence, and.
considering the effects of traditiou una
the bad examples oi ; ; ner neiguooru,
her public set vice . is reasonably pate
and efficient. Without honest and able
Ministers and genuine patriotism among bar
people she never could have called ad sud
denly into" existence aa army and navy
capable of conquering the combined forces
of Peru and Bolivlaf Her manufactures I
and mining industries are in the hands of
native UQuians, ana ner. popuiauuu is
rapidly increasing through wisely encour
aged immigration. Her growing strength
and prosperity are tne outcome or rne cuar
acter of ber people, whom recent travellers
speak of with admiration aa a sober-minded
and practical race. , ; ; !
"In marked cobtrast with their southern
neighbors, the Peruviana are disposed to
look on life as a holiday. They have all
the vanitv. arrogance, and love of theatri
cal display of the Spaniard. The trade of
their country is largely carried on by for
eigners, and its integrity has been so sap
ped by repeated revoluitons that before the
war any cheap adventurer wno coma
muster a few hundred men mignt nave
made himself Dictator." -? - -y-
OUR PUBLIC SCHOOLS.
I Here are some facts concerning
popular education in North Carolina;
Receipts - for
Amount disbursed $352,882.65. Of
this sum $118,014 .91 was paid to
The number ofchil
white,5 136,481; co-
dren at school:
Not one-half of the
children of school age attended.
Total number between six and twen
ty-one, .459,325. Public school houses, . I
3,766; of these 1,036 are for colored.
There were 5,312 schools reported;
of these 1,789 were colored. Ave
rage length of school term ten weeks.
Average salary; $21.91 per month.
There were 13 counties that did not
! . CONKLING'J DEFENCE.
The manifesto of Roscoe Conkling
is exceedingly well done. It is an
able and admirably prepared docn-
ment. It no doubt presents his case
in the strongest possible light. . It
possibly even makes the worse appear
the better reason. We are not ad
mirers of Mr. Conkling. He is an
able, a resolute, a self-willed, a
haughty and an insolent opponent.
He has never done the South, as far I
.J L,- hftva learned the slightest fa- I
as we nave learnea, tne siigmesi ia 1
vOr. but he has On more than one oc- I
casion used his very fine powers in ai
most damaging assault upon it; and I
to make good his purpose he resorted I
to the'suppression of facts, to the I
manipulation of figures, and thus
sought to make an altogether false
and misleading impression. His speech
against the South in 1880 had a great
deal to do in the defeat of the Dem
ocratic party He so misrepresented
the South as to 'satisfy thousands of
Northern business men that it would
be Very dangerotisand impolitic' to
entrust the Government with the
Democratic party that owed its chief
strength as a "National party" to the
Sonth. s 1
j Mr. Conkling, we repeat, is a very
able man possibly the ablest man
in the largest
and' richest of the
States. He is a
man of uncommon
resources, and is a dangerous adver
sary. He is a dangerous man for a
Republic. He has no genuine attach- I
ment to purely democratic institu- I
tions institutions that spring from I
the. people and are controlled by the j
people. , lie would have ; filled the
place of Wolsey under Henry VIIL
almost as well las that consummate
statesman and tyrant did. He would
have been a masterly servant and
friend of Charles I., and could have
played the part assumed by Thomas
Wentworth, Lord Strafford, with
an art and a boldness'and an imperi-
ousness that would have delighted
Charles's heart. 1 If, with the Tower
and the block before him, Lord Roa-
coe would have been as bold as Straf
ford may be doubted, for his per
formances in Rhode Island do not in
dicate'tbat he has the coorage of a
martyr, however possessed with this
appetite of a debauchee. '
uonkimg is a great torce in a
country where there is no-' guillotine
and no dungeon
trants. . He can
for political recalci-
indulge his insolent
dictation without fear, and ' can
brave the President and Senators
ers many of
That he has folio w
them and admirers
too in no small force, is trae. But
that he is bated
and feared by many
leaders in his own party is true also.
The Washington correspondent of
Forney's Philadelphia ( Progress,
takes this view of the distinguished
New York Senator in his last letter: ,
"Conkling would have made a splendid
slavedriver; and even now, by hia manner,
recalls tne orutai overseer, liesree. de
scribed bv Mrs, Stows in ber Uncle Horn's
Vabtn. '-You will i notice that there is not
one Independent Republican paper in the
country mat aoes not recoil from the inso
lence of this man.; Most of the Philadel
phia lournale, all the dailies of Chicazo.
every one in Cincinnati, and St. Louis, and
Louisville, and Boston, and the ereat ma
jority of the New York papers, : excepting
a lew in tne city, i turn away from hia at
tempts to browbeat lbe President with
something more than anger."
i We daie venture the
tion i that Conkling's r appeal to the
Legislature of -his own State will
have its effect at large, and will re -
uU-inc-hia-favcr-et hcoerrWe are 1
prepared to expect that b) his mas
cious, and probably is ; it may be an I
ex parte statement of the case, and
probably is, to some extent, and still r
there is enough of 'truth to bririgojit
two facts : first, that Conkling oppo
ses Robertson because he .led .the
recalcitrants . against . Grant ; and
second, that 'Garfield , is :, merely
rewarding . Robertson for t that
act. : The . way in which Conkling
presents his case is plausible and al
together impressive, and (shows that
he is cunning of fence. His confi
dent assertion that he has made no
recommendations, that he has made
no assaults upon the Presidentthat
he has not said those things attribu-
tw UJ .' 1 "rTir
he has not promoted the senatorial
dead-lock-these statements made so
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boldly will have their weight, with
his party. ,
Then he attempts to throw the re
sponsibility and criminality of trying
a the Pre
sident, and argues strongly that the
President by withdrawing the New
York nominations sought to force
Senators to obey his
will or bear
Executive displeasure. Of. course the
President has his own version of the
matter; and in some way an attempt
will betnade probably to offset Conk-
ling's argument. But, thus far, we
think the New York Senator has
strengthened his case by showing up
the manoeuvring of the Presideut. V
Mr. Conkling's statement of the.
rights of a Senator is impressive and
in some respects just. He places the I
matter sironsiy. ; . lie aaya ; . I
"A Senator baa Ida own responsibility. I
of which he h a membe"1 " i.'b'odby
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bis oath to 'advise and consent: 00 his I
conscience aim juukuiou ueiuio vruu, 1
whatever or whoever else may constrain
him. He U to be exempt from executive I
executive favor on the other. The idea I
that a Senator is simply to find out what ia
wanted and then do it, we cannot believe
oc admissible, and thus far no party
has dared or descended to set up such a
ot Py fidelity or allegiance."
: Whilat a Senator is lobe free from
Executive domination, yet the posi-
tion taken by Senators Bayard and
Voorhees strikes ns aa the right
one that. Senators, in considering
the recommendation of, persons to
office by the President, are to be
governed by the trne Jeffersonian
test is he capable, is he honest?
and when the answer is favorable that
then they ought to confirm the ap
pointments. As benator Voorhees
says, this was the old time test, and
it is the true one. But Democratic
Senators ought not to have anything
to do with the personal and political
antagonisms of the President and
Mr. Conkling. Gen. Alerritt may be
an excellent officer, but aa the Presi
dent has chosen to recommend Judge
Robertson for the place held by him,
and if Judge R. is able to meet the
requirements of capability and hon-
esty, then Democrats have nothing
else to do than confirm him, however
much it may displease Lord Roscoe.
: "P." STANDS FOB PATK1CK.
We are in receipt of a disjointed,
rambling and incoherent letter from
Mr. John T. Patrick, of Wadesboro
which he requests us to publish.' Out
of compassion to the author, and our
readers as well, we must decline to
print MrJ Patrick's manifesto. - there
is one point, however,- to which' we
must call attention.4" Mr. P. acknow-
ledges the authorship of the "Per P."
letter published in the &tae ot the
I5tb, and ' substantially" admits that
ho used the name of the Prohibition
Executive Committee of Anson coun
ty without any authority whatever.
To show this, we ' quote as follows:
"Suppose I admit that ' the thrust ' I
gave was1 as the assassin's and con-
trary to the wishes bf the other mem-
bers of the committee ?w J 4 : :
tin 'another 'J-T placed" Mr.'; Patrick
speaks of his first ' letter as having
been written by himself ffas ct jnember
of the. Prohibition , Executive n Com
mittee of Anson county." He did no
8aoh thing. He edlhe , f ull title
of the committee and added ."Per P.,'
which simply . meant- that the letter
was written bv authority and at the
suggestion of . the committee i and was
fligned 'PeVp.'f Itohowrwhat par-
signed . Per IV' to show, what par
ticular member pf the committee gave
expression to its views, Now Mr.
Patrick ad mits, j what .we suspected
from the first, -that he was not au
thorised to write the letter "Per P.V
i.We are sorry-Mr. Patrick -has
placed himself lino this unfortunate
position. It will detract! greatly
from his power as a prohibition; ad
vocate, albeit he tells ub he. will give
his ."life to the - catise'if "fiecessary.
We suspect Tiowever this is one .of
those brilliant metaphorical outbursts
1 which have given him theVitle of the
terly and ingenious presentation of would add to his fine, physical , pro- of master of .ceremonies. W ell, this ing of jMessr8VVi H. Green, of Wilmiog-
bia cause ha yit' strengthen himself portions a caudal appendage which is something funny, and something ton, E Hr Meadows, vt. Newbem, 7m.
with his Own party ontside of his would excite the ridicule of Hhe viTo" hypocritical and a great deal j.inopn-' Simpson. qfi Raleigh.- fE. -MJ NadaIof
...r-. , -" - - : r ' ' , . 'r t i t. Wilson, and A.- S. Lpp, if Raleisb. met in
own State. His.Ietter maybe spe- anti-prohibitipnist8,.who, we arejold, sistent. But who looks, for candor. Qoidsb--Tuc - . -r-:, rtouirtd' bv Jaw.
"Pee Dee Meteor. ; -WewouId call
him a comet, but that of necessity
are qaite numerous in the cunnty of
Anson. . . t
Trusting Mr. Patrick may find it I
to his interest to abandon the jrole of
bulldozer and return to his old love,
the manufacture, of "Patrick's Ce
ment." we now bid him an affection
'I hTIIRIVllin KKTitlt "RKniJI
Referring to thev position of the
stab on wie ao-oaileu - proamnion
. . .'
111I thn VVarrAnt.nn T&fiwn had thin to
sav: ... -
"Inthelirstof the camoaieo that pkper
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iltAtnril. iia intonli.in nnl to ODDQSe the
mea8a - tho' it disapprovea or out saw
. . " . . . . .
Huir'i; wma mMmw .
A mora I nalnahla misrresentaiion
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hAon t Armniarni t niMtnrn urn n ft nni i
m, s r- -- ---
believe our contemporary: so intend-
In proof of onr aa8eruon we ask
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iuwiug Bjuraut, uuui - .c.uS
rial whiftb appeared in, the stab. the
. . . . .' ' . . . . - . .
day after we received intelligence
that the prohibition .bill had passed
the Legislature: ; ' ; -;' '.'
"The Star would have cordially, en
dorsed a very stringent license law, and we
believe nine-tenths of the people of North
Carolina would have given . it their earnest
support. - But we are opposed to the law to
be submitted to the people in August next.
because it savors of class legislation; be
cause we have doubts as to its constitution
ality; ' because it virtually transfers the
liquor traffic - from the bar-rooms to the.
drug stores; because it deprives the State
of tens of thousands of dollars of revenue,
with no corresponding ultimate benefit;
because it is sweeping and puritanical; ana.
above ail else, beoause it is utterly impracti
V'; TT .
ye as the Jeuts if there is.-any-1
thins in that extract .indicating that I
t.tm STAnhad "dedarsd its intention I
not to oppose the measure?" No. I
The Stab took position against i the
Dm promptly and has never .faltered I
. . . . . , I
m iU opposition since; and we are I
gorpriaed to see that the News has so
totally misunderstood our position. ; ; I
As a matter of iastice we ask our I
AMn w f n m . Ir o . f nA vmvAV I
There is one colored man in this
country who has ability and character
that are never questioned. In the
June number of the North American
Review, just to hand, there is a paper
from his pen upon 'The Color Line."
Were(erto the venerable and dis
tinguished Frederiok Douglass. He
served most acceptably as Marshal Of
the District of Columbia under Hayes.
But, there was a hitch when Garfield
became I resident. lne old . race
prejudice got in the way, and Mrs.
Garfield told the President it would
not do, so the aged, the most respec
table, the most eminent of colored
men in this country was compelled
against his wishes to get out. To
placate his face and soothe his feel-
in ps a certain General Sheridan.' who
r ' j -1 T-.J Tt
was ivecoraer 01 xeeus wr, vuo uiv
tnct. was compelled (we use the word
auviocuijry w ma o ""fi
lass might have bis place. We note
these changes because they show that
however useful the "colored man and
krn.l, m". h In a1onf?nn !mM
V '' ' '
mere w someiuing m coior i
skin, the curl of ; his hair,; and tne
shape of his nose that are specially
distasteful to the aesthetic tastes and
inveterate prejudices of the Northern
leader, however prompt he may be to
war upon the -South about its treat-
ment of colored voters
; Why, did not Bishop Haven, now
deceased, a well known and eminent
prelate, of the Northern Methodist
Church, and a New Englander of the
most pronounced type, who hated
the ' South with an intensity that
would have done the heart of old
Thad Stevens , good, , and, .would
awaken a sympathetic emotion in the
heart of Roscoe Conkling or the edi-
tor of 9f
all his palaver, abont , the - negro go
a Air rr him V I I rAn fhA Qnf hArit.Tf At
yM, .w -
tne mosi guiea or fltieinoawi. euitors
we state that this veritable Bishopy
with his, intense egrophilism, was
once thrown into the same room with
Tanoi.tU nn,A hrnther whn
Uhurcn. When the , time iorsieep
had come, although they had talked
freely together , for an hour, or two,
the New. England Bishop was taken
suddenly ill with the tooth-ache and
he sat up all night. There was but
one bed and Haven muBt either sit
up or bunk with the colored preacher.
The Yankee Bishop had no. desire to
become so intimate with-the decent
man of African de-sceht' He,-'there-
fore, took instanter to the tooth-ache
'the hell of all diseases," according
to Burns, rathe? than Bbare with his
brother in Christ. r ' J " " ' "
Garfield could not agree to have-
a weu-Dred colored man like uoug-
I' lass a man of co'raraandingand venVrsandu'sky, Ohio. ; " .
around the Wtlte nouso as a sort
and consistency among politicians
merely, whose -view of i the chief end
of man-is to ge office ? I
When the Stak received the news
of ConklingV.coup it at once gave
what it considered was the purpose
of the ex-SenatorrrrAllthat we have
seen tends to confirm : what was sajd.
The -following' from the Richmond
mt nvi rri ra r rvna w tv t in uv odiiiii arm
ton is to the point:
A lnena ot Jnr. tJonKiincr says nis
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resignation was characteristic or tne
man, and that he will .1 be returned.
nt . . "11 . XT - ' "XT 1
inis, ne says wiu give ine ew iorK
oouaLur Lieut uuwcii auvi nuu w iud
Administration that New York Re-
puouoans oeueve w-w in me wruug.
puuuuaus ucucro iu id iu bug mvugi
He; may make another great effort of
a ti mi .
ms me at Aioany., Anere is a reporv
that be had the vote ' polled at
Albany, and was sure of a reelection,
but I hardly think this could have
been done without- finding its way
,nt0 lne newspaDers.".
We invite attention to the article
uu 1 luuiuiuuii Hum hid
Journal qf rCbmmefcet printed in this I
issue of the Stab. " That old, ' reliable
and conservative:-journal takes the
ground that 5as a matter of fact,' and
in spite , of the publio-istatements of
the orators of 'that " School,5 the pro-
hibitory law has; never in any State
promoted the cause f temperance."
This is substantially . the view taken
by Senator Bayard.
There ,is i a peculiarity in North
Carolina journalism. Papers in the
State may ; from time to time have
news articles concernins the various
proportions of. given sections, or of
at .- - -J - " - " .. - . -
the Slate at large, and they, will be
copied probably by one or two, ori it
may be, a half .dozen -papers
let a paper beyond the State, ojr some
newspaper man from a distance, who
is shooting, throueh the , State, tell
I . . . ,j
I h A ooma thill va -- n A . n mrr - r. w
will -enter jnto the . race of copying.'
Appreciation : as well as charity be
gins, at home, ? 1 -
The Baltimore Sun began its course
in 1837. On . Monday last it com
pleted its j forty-fourth j year. - Its
founder, Mr. A. S. Abell, still lives
and is nearly seventy years of age.
He is honored and esteemed and is
the richest : newspaper owner
America and the richest citizen!
Baltimore, j He ia -supposed to
worth some $8,000,000. The Sun is
a trusty, intelligent paper, and! has
won success by merit.- i
Senator Vest's head is
has thus foreshadowed
ocratio purpose : t ,
"We will go right ahead,
President's nominations at once, and send
him a mesaasa askins him if he baa anv
I further business to communicate. If ! he
I v.. tn .Jl : , mi
I um uu wo win nujouru luimcuiaivij lutt
jjemocraU are in a majority acain. and we
I propose to do business."
I xiie lions Creek IBeeilac-
I ; We are requested to state that the picnic
I and prohibition meeting arranged to cpme
I 011 at JUong Creek on next Wednesday, the
25lD Pulses to. be a large one, and a
I fliA llmo cvAnoralltT ia oconrnd Tha lanma
mwv aauw gjvuvij v Huuut a uw ( vai,u
of Pender are esOec allv in f avJr of it. and
I Wu aitend l0 jaree numbers. Among the
I prominent speakers invited ia Tdt. N. P.
ThompBon, of Ibis city, a well known and
earnest advocate of prohibition. A steamer
wiil leave this city in ' the morning of the
day and return same day'.
The Cool Wave. .
Those who think the weather through
which we ate now passing ' is something
unusual for the season are 'mistaken. On
the 25th of : last May it waa cool enough
here for overcoats, and. Area were in requi
sition. In the upper portion "of this State
they have every year what is known in that
section as ithe long season in May." which
generally commences ith rain and ends in
cool weather, and usually lasts from three
jor four davs lo a week. ''The thermometer
which' was up to the nineties in Wilmington
a few days ego, was down to-G3 degrees
yesterday morning, at 9 o'clock,
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. f The Presbvteriae I Oener! AsaPttihlw
i at Staunton. Va. to-day. Thedele-
gates from Wilmington Presbyteiy are Rev.
j B. F. Marable, of Mi. Olive, and Ruling
I Elder W. EL; Wooten, of Wayne county.
Bev. Dr. Wilson, of the First Presbyterian
cnurcn m tnis ctiywhois stated Clerk of
about teo aay8 aCoa6 as to be oresentat
I the installation of Rev. A. R. Kennedy (his
son-in-law) as pastor of the: Presbyterian
cnurcn at aiayesviue, xy., on the is. Inst.
Ctaoreb Ceaieatlon. . ;
! j The hew Catholic church at Laurinburg
will be dedicated on Sanday next, the 22d
inst, on which occasiun a special train will
leave the Carolina Central depot ' at 6 15 a.
nx, arriving at Laurinborgiat 10 80 a. m..
for the accommodation ot those who desire
to be present.-"KoturniBg,2the .traipill
leave Laurinburg at 4.15 p. m.,- and arrive
at Wilmington at u.w p. m. : For particu
lars and tickets enquire of .Messrs.. J. I H.
Mcuarrity, jj mown and Dan O'Connor.
! HORSFORD'S ACID . PHOSPHATE
m Depression from Overwork. I find
Horsford's Acid i Phosphate beneficial' in
nervous depression and .anxiety resultine
l ihwu.. ; , . j
The Sia-e Board of Pharmacy; consiBl-
and orgau'zstl under the Pharmacueticttl
act passed by the last General -'Assembly,
(which goes j into effect, oh the first day oi'
June) by the election of AMr.,W. 11. Qreun;
of VYilmiogton, aa President,and Mr. Wm.
Simpson, of Raleigh, as ' Secretary. ' By
this act all draggists in the State, in towns
and cities of over five hundred jmbabitaats,
who were in business on their Own account
at the time of - the passage of 'the same,
and all ; employes ,- who Jhave bad
three . years practical - experience in
the preparation of physician's prescrip
tions aad in compounding and vending
medicines, at the time of the passage of the
iw, ?qu,reu to ne regtste ea, ana an
m. .-.. ! m- --f -
persons desirous of becoming licentiates of
the Board are1 required I to present them
selves at a meeting of the Bojfrd, to be held
in the city of Raleigh on the 30th of August
next, and show to the satisfaction of the
Board, by regular examination, that tbey
have the requisite practical experience in the
preparation of physicians' presc riptiboa and
in compounding, and.. vending medicines,
when certificates will ' be issued ' to such as
are entitled to the same; and those claiming
to be entitled: to register, to, wit, druggists
who were in business on their own account
at the time of the passage of the act. and
in cuiuiovcs wna nava naa tnrp.R vparn
practical experience in the preparation of
pnyeicianb- prescripuons and in com
pounding and vending medicines, are 1 en
quired! to furnish "to the Board, at the
meeting above alluded to, arl affidavit in
writing, taken before some person author
ized to administer oaths, to the fact of
their qualifications aa S above1 described.
The. fee for anjexamination. aa fixed bv
law, is five dollars. In case pf failure to
pass a satisfactory examiHatiop, the appli
cant will be granted a second lexamination
without the payment of a further fee. :
Tne act ftirther provides that "all drug"
gists who fail to comply with the require
ments of the same within ninety days after
its passage shall forfeit the right to regis
I tration and will be required to appear be
m 11. . n. a r . . .
xurc me uuaru lor examination as in me
case of other licentiates.
The Board decided to issue '.a circular
clvine a full digest of the law for the in.
formation of all interested which will be
I sent to the various druggists ia iho Stale
iae "oardj then adjournedr to meet in
I Rlpirh nn tha 90fh nt A nnnot- 1CQt
1 o w.i v& uuguaii.
A Sarpriae All Sound.
lne Uhariotte Democrat jaya it will sur-
' I L ( i .
prise many of its readers to learn that there
is a factory i h this Statej for' the manufac
ture of fertilizers, and then aldds the Tol-i
lowing, from a correspondence in the
Raleigh Observer, from Morehead City : ;
"Messrs. D.Bell & Co. have 'a fertilizer
establishment about one, mile from here..
They will commence operations about the
1st 01 june.j catching fish and preparing
guano for the next season. . This company
made and shipped several hundred tons of
guano last year, said to be more durable
than any; guano shipped from other fac
tories." ; i -- - -: -
It may surprise many of the readers of
the Democrat, as well as friend Yates him
self, judging from his comments as above,1
to learn that the Navaasa Guano Factory of
Wilmington has been established and in
successful operation about eleven years.
mat tne uompany nave i a capital stock of
abont $200,000, and that not less than fifty
mil cargoes 01 material were received and
worked up during the past! -year. The
Company sold , thirteen thousand tons of
their manufactured fertilizers last year, and
could have disposed of two thousand tons
more, out lor the nick of transportation
facilities just at the right tim
Tne Cnlneae Convert.
We learn that Charles . Soon, the youne
Chinese convert, who waa taken from this
city to Trinity College by Rdv. T. Page
j Ricaud a month or so ago, is progressing
very finely with his atudies and bids fair to
become an instrument of much usefulness
in the great work upon which it is designed
for-him to enter, and to reflect great credit
npon that whole-souled,' generous gentle-
in Durham Mr. Julian 8. Carr
through, whose instrumentality the requi
site sum Was raised to I procure what is
known as the Marvin Scholarship for his
benefit. We saw a letter from the young
Chinaman to Rev. Mr. Ricaud, yesterday,
ana it evinces wonderful progress In intel
lectual attainments for one so recently from
the land of darkness and superstition, as
well as intereat in all that concerns the im
portant position in life for which he ia pre
paring himself, tie desires to be remem
bered to bis friends in Wilmington.
Covered Every Point." M '
Alluding to the trial- of Wm. Gureanus.
-charged with an assault with intent to kill
Joseph Frazier, which attracted much in
terest and attention . in Wayne Superior
Court last week, and which fix ally resulted
In the conviction of the de endant, the
Goldsboro' Messenger .says : 'Wednesday
and Thursday were taken np with the evi
denco and the two . speeches above men
tioned, rr On Friday morning Col. McRae
(of Wilmington) spoke for the! defence; he
covered every point, he sifted the. evidence,
weighed its value and made every edge cut.
Be left no atone unturned;" and when he
sat 'down everyone said,t well, Gurganus
will be surely cleared after that." r
Falae Pretense and Polaonlns PodI-
ry. -; -A ifii y,:
i 1 1 . I , -
Dick Watters, a colored- youth, : was
brought here j yesterday, unde : a : commit
ment from Justice J. H. Home, of Federal
"Point ToWnship, in this county, on the
cnarge or "raise pretense and poisoning
poultry. The bond required was for $100,
ia default of i which he waa Committed to
jail to await the action of the grand jury at
me next term or tne criminal Conn. --
Burnett, Ooeoiloe for Xibaa of Hair.
v s:f-H rCHroAGO, Oct. 11; 1880. '
Three years aeo mv hair was cominrout
very faat, and ! waa nearly bald. waa
aiso trouDlea wltbaanarus. 1 beean usim?
Burnett's Cocoaine, and my hair imme-
uiaieiy sioppea coming, put, ana nas con
stantly been ftettiDe thicker.' f Mv head id
now entirely free from dandruff.-, My wife
uaausea me ajocoaine with equally as
gratifying results.-"-f i--
j. . - ' j , , Pi T. PL ATT, with
I ! F. Mac Veaeh & Cor.
1 BcHsett's 'Extracts are the purest fruit
i Monroe Axpress: We learn illal
ilie commencement exercises of Albemarle
Academy, W. U. SpiDks, Principal, will
begin on the evecingof the 24' h iust. and
will embrace the 25th 'aud 26 h. Major
Dowd, of Obarlolte, will deliver the anousi
idre880o Thursday.1 the 26th. Hrs
Nancy C- McCain,' an old lady 72 years of
age, who: lives with Mr. Jobu J. McCain
in Jackson Wwnehip, met with a peculiar
accident on last Friday morning, tihe was
ailtiog befoie the fire and she saya mu
making, any. effort - whatever with her
mouth, when suddeoiy her lower jawboae
flw onl of its BicketB on both sidea. .
4 Pittsboro Recordx Mr. j B. E.
Webster informs us that while travelling ori
the Raleigh road, near Bell's church, in
this county, he saw two men plowing win,
two plowB and one horse that; is, ihe
same horse was pulling two plows. -
On last Sunday two young men, tear Cane
creek, fin this county, named Aaron Mc
Pber8on, Jr., and James Terry, r had a
fight, in which the laiter struck tne former
with a fence rail, dislocating hia shoulder
and gashing his head. : 4- A few weeks
ago we published a communication in re
gard to the seventeen-year locusts, and
predicted their return this year, and sure
enough they have already made their ap
pearance. " I .
. New Berne Nut Shell: On the
morning of May 4th the wife of David
Willis, colored, who lives: near Brice'
creek, sent her four-year-son, Wm. Henry,
into the woods in search of some cattle
that had strayed off . Wm. Henry, whiln
looking for the cattle, got into Brice'
pocoaiu and lost his way, and- remained in
the pocosm until Thursday,, night, My
12ih, susiaioiog life op green wiionletu r
ries alone. On the afteruoon of thai day,
while waudeiing about, he heard the dis
tanl'soucd of a cow ibell, and followed i be
sound ua bett be Cuuld until he found hiru
Silf in ttn open field,. from where he eoon
found bis way to some colored people ue-r
by, who , brought j him home to his dis
tressed parents, who were sorrowing fur
him as one dead.
Lenoir Topic: The mining fever
ia attaining-a wonderful height in this por
uou oi tne oiaie. ua ail sides there are
rumors of old mines reopened and new
mines discovered. Alexander county thinks
it has a bonanza in the new mineral- hit)
denite; a Caldwell gentleman, who baa an
interest in the Baker gold mine, says he ia
receiving constant application from north
ern and western capitalists to lease the.
mine; Burke is said to be : swarming with
mining speculators, and now we learn thai
the same parties who propose to drain
Lower Creek for the . gold which they ex
pect to find in its beds are offering to pay
John's River land owners $150 per acre for
the bed of that stream. They think thai
the river bed contains gold in sufficient
quantities to justify them in paying 'Hint
price for it.!
i Keidsville Times: And ah, if ail
the meh who loudly cry for prohibition
would juat j practice that little advict of
Paul's and iabstain from drinking liquor
themselves, ;it would beat all the probibiiiou
laws iii the world "If liquor make my
brother lo offend I will drink no liquoi"
but don't say, "Yes, I will drink it myself,
but I will pass a law, that others shan'i"
and that's the word Qovernor Reid is op
posed to, that word shan't. We hear
that the issue of prohibition in Charlotte
was squarely dtawn batweeo ' the Church
and the people. Dr. Miller, of the First
Presbyterian church, preached such a ser
mon for prohibition as is said never to have
been heard before. A auperintendeBt
of a leading Sunday school waa caused to
resign for voting the anti-prohibition ticket,
and both Presbyterian churches lost a mem
um nua wm ia toe liquor Dusiness. iiie.
town goes dry the firBt of June, but w
shouldn't advise putting on the ascension
robe until all sides get iu better humor;
: Itockingbam Spirit A It is! m
morcd hereabouts that Cel. Oi H. Dockrey
has been appointed United Stiea Marshal
for the Western District of Nurlh Carolina
viceR.il. Douglas. A young" white
man was bound over Court at Troy.
Montgomery county, last Saturday, charged
with violating the person of a little wbiiK
girl, aged seven years. All ; the parlies tu
the affair are respectable. We learn
that a colored man shot and Instantly killed
another colored man, a Tew days ago, on
Mr. Pegue&'s plantation near the Slate; line,
some twelve miles south of this place. (The
cause of the; killing was the insulting of the
murderer's wife by the deceased during her
husband's absence. - -Mn B. W. Webb has!
a email farm, about 20 acres, in tbis imme
diate vicinity.upon which this season, up to
last Saturday. 127 snakes have been killed.
-James McPberson, or this county, is
dead, aged about 70 years. ; He was a good
citizen and; much respected by all who
knew him. ! Mr. John Snoriritlge, of
Hamlet; informs ua that he expects to get
his woollen i mill- in operation early next
month. He has in position all the neces
sary machinery excepting some shafting
and belting. He expects to ' make some
300 or 400 yards of cloth per- day. '
Since' the first of December last'825 deeds
aid mortgages have been recorded in this
county.) The blacksmith shop of Mr.
W. W. Hailey, at Pekin, waa burned r few
days ago. Loss abont $400. '
k Raleigh 'News-Observer: lhe
unowan uaptist Association met in ita
seventy-six annual session . with Hebrou
church, in Northampton county, ou Tues
day,- May 10, 1881. The attendance cl
delegates from the different churches thai
comprise the Association waa large, nearly
every cburcb being represented. Rev. It.
R. Overby preached the introductory ser
mon, hia text being taken from'EpheaiatB,
2d chapter,; 10th verse, The followir-g
ministers were present : - Thomas W . Babu,
B. F. Barber, CP. Bogart, EphraimDiloD,
J. W Fleetwood,: J." H Haggard, O. C
Horton, J. D. Hufhani, li R. Overby, It.
R. Savage, T. T. - Speight; -R. T. Vann. B,
B Williams,- Thomaa G. Wood, a T.
Bailey, T. H. Pntchard,J,E. Carter, R. Yan
deventer, and Reuben Jones, of Virginia.
A letter from our correspondent at
Goldsboro informs us that yesterday a de
cision was reached in the caae of the State
vs. Gurganus, for the shooting of Joseph
Frazier. The trial lasted three days, and
the. jury Was out twenty minutes, when a
verdict j of ."guilty waa rendered. . Judge
Graves (sentenced Gnrganus to twelve
months in the county jail.-. An appeal to
the Supreme Court was j taken. The
Odd Fellows' banquet was opened by a
blessing j by the Grand Chaplain, after
which Mr.: Payne, of Monroe, in a very
touching speech, in which he paid a tribute
most beautiful lo that grand Odd Fellow,
R. E. Lee, presented to the Grand Master,
N. M. Jurney, a splendid gold-headed cace
in behalf of; the Grand Lodge,. a9 a testi
mony of love, truth and. worth, which waa
replied to feelingly by the Grand Master tu
a few j appropriate remarks. i -The
friends -of ) the . Yadkin- Valley . & Deep
River Railroad will be glad to hear that
Mr.' Gray, the excellent and active Presi
dent of this important -work, is now pass -ing
down the router .making contracts for
croeanies. He seema fully, confident ibat
the iron; will be on ia a short time, and tue
soperstracture will be made upon that sec -tion
now graded from the Gulf to Greens
boro. He expects, in a very short time, to
begin .laying the iron from the Gulf westJ
Much credit is due, to the untiring exar
tions of this energetic . and , enterprising
officer.. : Since be gave up a salary of
$1,500, and entered upon -this work with
much less pay and greatly increased labor,
he has given bis undivided attention to the
accomplishment and completion of this im
portant work; which, we are sorry to say,
is the only scheme worth cherishing (hat
tbe Old North State has in the great enter
prise of internal Improvement, in which
she has spent eo much treasure and Jabor.