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$1.50 a" Year, in advance.
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; Rntered at the Post Office at Wilmiogton,
' if N. C., as second-claaa matter. J
'Hie subscription price otilie Wkkk
t v Star is as follows : J
-iu'l? Copy 1 year, portage paid, f 1.50
3 4 "
niWKA A KTOCKDKALBU.
Let Dawes come to the toot-lights
once more that he may be seen in his
true character as a' pliant. tool of
D ikes Ames. He stood with Gar
Held in the big swindle. He is now
fiarlield'a mouth-piece rbia chosen
apostle - his peculiar friend and horn
looter in the Senate. It is no slander
to accuse Dawes of complicity in the
r:ii rascality. It U a matter of re
ivird, antl the whole proceeHugs have
hceii nuldixhed. Dawes in UHt not be
l iriroiieii: lie is the;ffeifow who
Hiaiids u in the Senale ifrom day to
df and introduces liars and s slan
derers to assault the Southern people
and blacken their good, i name. Let
)wes be handed down.! He should
l.u'..mlulmv(l in v(rM. Hfl IA 1AO tllCB
r m i it try . ;
aiiiu" to l overlooked or forgotten.
VI y" hi iiHine !mj immortal. ,
I'.ih ir xhe testimony. Dawes
'i'ore he was not an owner of any
.hi Mobilier stock and had never
in aw owner. Iiil lei lis tfiv ins
9 . '-
I I was never tbe owner uf any lock of
ml corporaiion, et I did kt . uke
lu a bares tf ibal Block, hi,U ifain nrwnii n.
vfts minded before the rtockTMi (ntbs:vi
r ill to me, and u nfiCT was transferred
"Q Tins was lwul the begiunnitj ol I tie
9eS8luo f (JougreBk? M a
I am e it could not hve lien
r iban the first week m December. 1807.
enl ridbl back and told Mr. Ames I
l-l not t-ike it." f I
litre, according to his own evi-
d lioe, he is dallying with Delilah.
Ill is ou the perilous edge of the pre-
uikcu2but has not fallen over? But
lei In tree farther. The whitewashing
c wltnittee reported: I
j')o June, 1868 Mr. Ames received a
ilmU'lend otCOper cent, in money on this
B'oti, and of it paid to Mr. Dawes $400,
and applied tbe balance of $200 upon ac
i: -uiita between them." I
. ijf Dawes had "recinded" "the
agreement," as he swore, "belore the
Ktoijk was transferred by me" (him),
whl this payment of' $400 to Oakes
. -1 n H W' 1 .
bnsineBS with Ames at the'
very; time other of the Credit Mobi
lier jorruptionists are engaged with
him But let us quote farther. This
is f orn Ames's diary, produced on
iiia : k . ' ' I
r . ' HENRT Ii DA.WE3.
Byi&ab .....! $1,039.00
riy ftmouot due on bond... J .... 1115 23
Ta fond. $1,000.
(Jrtiit Mobilier, $1,000 ('ben worth $3,500) '
Uotm Paciflc, $1,000. I
"Ii Can you state when this entry
was made? A. That was made, I sup
pose, previous to the June dividend in 1868.
'Ii About what time ? A I think
nboi the same time with the rest of them ."
In December, 1868, j Dawes and
Aiftes closed op their i transactions,
a the former gave this note to pay
a jifference due to tha latter:
'A "Washington, December 9, 1868- .
I For value received, I promise to pay
OJkes Ames, or order, $283.00 on demand,
, "H. It. Dawes n, ,
"his is lovely. This I is the man
who now leads the Administration
frees in the "Snited Slates Senate.
Tjie New York Sun, from which we
ifve copieu me ngures, says : .
I'This man swore deliberately he 'was
lvr the owner of any' Credit Mobilier
f ck, and that a proposed purchase of ten
stpieswas 'recinded' in December, 1867.
Vi ihe record proves that be did own ten
fcixrea, that be received, the money, bond9
- d scrip dividends on them, and that he
f tied with Ames a year after the time he
I'iJ sworn to bavins; notified Ames that he
"lii'jl not take any stock ! He was em i-
lv TiltPil tn 1m lhA nrimn uf fn(iia
h ratitleil the Slahonn harvain unit nut
n forward as the champion of Qorbam
l itiddleberger. r ' 1
:9 its now coached by 400.
We have received a verbal message
rn Uev. S. C. Alexander, Chair
man of the Prohibition Executive
if nWniee of Anson county; to the
eet that he neither authorized, en
'frsed nor approved of the letter
Wjiich John T. Patrick attempted to
palm off as an expression of the opin
ion of that committee.
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M. KEATIMT Of ; rHBOR IS
f From air editorial in tfe -Methodist
Advance, headed "Heartless Argu
ments, we take the two following
extracts: ,' '
' ......". -.
"It is said that there ate business, men
not engaged to the liquor traffic, belonging
to iue ciass cauea gooa eatseru, who are op
poaejd to prohibition on the ground that
when men are drtakiog they can trade with
them to belter advantage than when they
are sober. .
Vlt is said that some of our political man
agers are opposed- to , prohibition because
when men are drunk they find it easier to
control their votes." :
The Adoance is a religious paper
published at Goldsboro, and we wish
to ask if it expects to aid the cause of
Prohibition by snch -"heartless argo
meats" as the above? -
We confess pur great surprise,' as
well as our sincere regret, at finding
such language alwl such sentimentein
any religious newspaper. ' Does the
Advance really know any "business
men not engaged in the liquor traffic,
belonging to the1 class called good
citizens,''-who would take advantage
of a drunken customer by swindling
him out of his money? What else
can the Adoance mean when it says
Vthey can trade with them to better
advantage than when they are sober?'
i And who are the "political mana
gers opposed to prohibition because
when: men are drunk they find it
easier to control their votes ?"
I "It is said." By whom? Will
the Adoance - please file a bill of par
ticulars?. Who is its authority for
these wild statements? We think it
due alike to itself and the people
among whom it circulates to be more
We commend to the prayerful con
sideration of our brother of the ..Ad
vance the caption of this article..
"The greatest of these is Chanty.".
I The telegraphic news looks . alto
gether favorable to .the President.
To.judgerby it Conkling has lost the
game and will not be re elected.' But
after aw hi e oihei retains may come
in. C-mikltitg iiitiat have information
not known to the senders of dis
patchvK. : lie. would not have resigned'
his place in ihelS;nale in a opirit of
petulance or bravado unless he had
assurances of hta safety in such an
act. If he failed of re-election he
must know that he would only play
into the hands of Garfield, and rdb
himself o a great extent ofjhis power
to checkmate his enemies. We have
considerable confidence in Conkling's
astuteness as well as general ability,
and he will not be silenced or de
feated as easily as the dispatches read
in order would ! appear to authorize.
He evidently thought himself safe or
be would not have acted as he did.
He would not have taken a leap in
the daik. He is not the man, we ap
prehend, for such folly. He may not
be elected now, as the New York
Senate is hostile to him possibly,.but
he may yet come through and resume
next winter his place in the IT. S.
To call prohibitory laws "sumptuary
laws'' is the extreme uf absurdity. Corres
In many respects the qutsiion is a sump
tuary one, aod laws attempting to establish
sumptuary regulations become inquisitorial
and impossible of execution. Ihomas F.
We have givisn our opinion as to the
effect of such sumptuary laws. New York
Journal of Commerce.
Pay your money and take your
choice. . Wej believe . we will take
Bayard and the New York Journal
of . Commerce in ours.
Score a victory for the colored peo
ple. Ex-Senator fjruce, of Mississip
pij has been appointed to a good-pay
ing office, Register of the Treasury.
When the President hears from the
colored convention at Raleigh he will
be moved probably to increase the
number of the - appointments among
i The proceedings of the convention
seem to have leen, conducted decent
ly land in orders The resolutions and
speeches show J.hat at last the colored
voters begin to appreciate their im
portance. They have perhaps waited
too long to get their rights. It may
be that Garfield may count on the
North as being sufficient and can af
ford that the negroes should shift for
themselves. The speeches generally
were kind towards the white, people,
and. especially to some of their white
allies. One wiseacre from Wilming
ton had made the discovery that the
Democrats had "ignored the negro."
How did he become a justice of the
jieace ? The Democrats have given
the. negroes more offices in proportion
to Democratic negro voters than the
Republicans haver, and that too with
out gaimng any thing by C But; for
the f'coloresman r.and brother,'? the
Democrats would have had possession
of the Executive long ago. ,i j
r RITUALS. - ' - !''
Mr. Wesley, wise, good, able man
that he was, i prepared a ritual to ' be
used by his people in Great Britain.
,We believe it is in use now in that
country. The -Presbyterian General
Assembly of "th"- South, now in ses
sion, have the matter of a short ritual
under consideration It is to be com
posed mainly of the words' of ' the
Bible,' embraeing the Lord's Prayer'
as it is called, and the Ten Command
mens, together with the Creed Bait
3b termed. '' Is not,the prayer given
by. the Saviour more : properly ' the
Disciples' Prayer, than His. He told
His disciples that when they prayed
they should say so and so. The Creed
takes its name from the first Latin
word that begins the Apostles' Creed
Credo, I believe. What Creed it
is proposed that the Presbyterians
shall adopt, if any, is notimentioned
n the dispatch. There are three,
known as the Apostles, the Nicene
and Athanasian. These Creeds were
simply the confessions of belief or
faith. They were written hundreds
of years subsequent to the Apostles.
The Athanasian Creed is appointed to
be read in the Church of England.
Many able Biblical scholars are of the
opinion that it was ; not.. written .by
Athanasius, but by Hilary, in the fifth
century, who lived some 150 years or
more after Athanasius. The Apostles'
Creed is probably as old as the latter
part of the third or early in the fourth
century. It was known to be in exist
ence in the fourth century, as the
writings of Ambrose shpw.
A use of short rituals will grow
more and .more into favor. They
will ' not i supercede extempore ser
vices, but .rather supplement them.
The exquisite beauty of the English
Episcopal service is recognized by all
who can appreciate a solemn, deco
rous, narmonious and admirable wor
ship. : The English of the Prayer
Book'i- very choice,' only second to
that, of the Bible. Its history is
well known to all who have explored
the matter. The collects and prayers
and, especially, the grand, sublime,
majestic "Liturgy," must arrest the
admiration and touch the hearts of
all persons who have felt the influ
ence of tbe Divine Spirit in the Soul.
If the Irish in America wish to see
how much they may expect from the
Tory party if it should get into the
ascendant again, let them scrutinize
Lord Salisbury's speech. lie is the
leader of that party. His utterances
are, therefore, the more significant.
It must be remembered that the bill
against eviction was killed in the
House of Lords. Take this in con
nection with Salisbury's remark that
"it would be better that the House
of Lords should cease to exist, than
that its function should be merely to
confirm the decisions of the House of
Commons." What does he mean?
This and nothing else; that if- the
Land Bill passes it will be defeated
in the House of Lords. Why ? Be
cause it grants too much to the ten
ants and takes too much from the
landlords. Every : Tory Lord is a
land proprietor, and the most of them
own thousands of i acres. Place the
Salisbury party in power and what is
gained? Ireland will be treated just
as she has been all along. The most
rigid enforcement of laws will be in
evitable under Tory policy. Read
English history for a hundred years
back and you will find the Tory
party always resisting the - reforms
proposed by the Whigs.
THE NEW VBRIION.
We put our readers on their guard
as to the copies of the revised New
Testament they buy. There may be
thousands of false or bogus copies
sold as the genuine. It is known that
the advance extraots that were pub
lished in sundry I, papers were all
false nearly. This is made upon the
authority ot Rev. Dr. Schaff, chair
man of the American Committee of
Revisers. There is no doubt that
more copies will be sold of the new;
revision than of any other book ever
published. The reception of the new
revision, as we said before editorially,
will be slow, probably. It will be
criticised sharply, and may be again
revised, but finally the changes pro
posed will be accepted, by most
scholars. Of this we have no doubt.
We have been reading a very learned
WILMINGTON N. C; FRIDAY,
work jby : an . eminent i clergyman of
the Established .CJaurch of England,
and we think in the notes, there must
he.some hundred changes in the trans
lation of the James, revision , of the
letters of St.- Paul alone. He insisted,
giving rthe .Greek always, , that the
translation ,of tthe : English Version
was incorrect. 4 Jtle is not one of the
revisers. . This shows how ; scholars
regard the cherished old revision that
is full of "errors of, ope kind -and an
The Democrats were self-respect
ing fwhen they1 voted t unanimously;
against the confirmation' of fWtUiam
mor senseless, viperous assailant' of
th& South does not live in New Eng
land j He is a sort of Yankee cobra-
de-capello. It is monstrous to put a
blind partisan on the bench or to
make him a law officer to hound and
An Account of cue Southern Baptise
Notice was given last Sunday, at the First
Baptist church, that the pastor, Rev. J. B
Taylor,' would, make on Thursday night,
some statements concerning the meeting of
the Southern Baptist Convention.which has
just been held at Columbus, Mies., and
which adjourned last week. Notwithstand
ing the inclemency of the weather, quite a
number was' in attendance at the lec
ture on tbe evening 'mentioned. : After
some introductory exercises Rev.. Mr.
Taylor proceeded to give some account of
the meeting referred to, stating that though
he had been prevented froni . attending, he
had received information concerning it
from various sources. Having mentioned
that the Baptists of Missouri, Maryland,
Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina;
Georgia, Alabama, Kentucky, Tennessee,
Mississippi, Texas, Louisiana and Florida
are identified wilb this Convention, some
account was given of the proceedings. The
following officers were elected: . I i
Rev.' P. n. Mell, D. D , of Ga , Presi
dent: Rev. E. T.. Winkler, D. D., of Ala.,
W. C. "Crane, of Texas, Dr. Curry, of Vs.,
and Gen. Stephen D. Lee, of Mi-s., were.
chosen Vice Presidents. -; ! S
The Secretaries were Revs. C W. Dobbs
and Lansing Burrows, of Kentucky. The
introductory sermon was preached by Rev.
Dr. Landrum, of Georgia, from Luke 24:47.
Rev. II. W. Bdttle, pastor of the Baptist
of welcome. Kev. Dr. iiroadut,-or Ken
tucky, responded. After referring to vari
ous incidental subjects which came up
metnion was made of the three special ob
jects which enlisted the attention of the
Convention, viz: Foreign Missions, Home
Missions and Theological Education.
The report of the Foreign Mission Board
was read by Rev. Dr. Tupper. There were
missions under the auspices of the Conven
tion, in China, Italy, Africa, Mexico and
On the resolution, "Tbe indications of
Providence seem to direct the great en
largement of our Foreign Mission work," J.
B. Hawthorne, of Virginia, .'addressed the
Convention. When Christ said, "Go into
all the world," he had in view all who were
living or should ever live in all the world.
The man who. will give nothing for the
spread of the gospel beyond bis immediate
neighborhood may be a Christian, but it is
exceedingly doubtful. This world.with all
that is on it. is God's fiejd. He has put his
signature upon it upon every land and sea.
Let do power dare to say that we have no
right to preach the gospel to every creature.
We sb all never meet with the greatest mea
sure of success in our mission work until we
realiz3 that it belongs to God, and .that we
have a divine right to give all men the gos
pel. What ' Christianity has done for
us it will do for the inhabitants of every
clime. In bur own land there is more of
virtue and more true manhood and wo
manhood than among the same. number of
any other people. All this is due to the
power and influence of Him who said, "Ij
if I be lifted up, will draw all men unto
me." If human nature is everywhere the
same, low, depraved and degraded; if the
effects of the gospel are everwhere the
same, to elevate, refine, ennoble and save;
can we resist the prediction that the gospel
should be preached ?, ' 1
' J. L. M, .Curry, of Virginia, then ad
dressed the Convention in a thrilling and
eloquent speech. I
The report on Homo Missions was pre--.
sented by Rev. Dr. Mcintosh. It gave an
interesting and encouraging account of tbe
work' in destitute portions of the. various
States, among the Chinese in California.
and among the Indians. The Home Mis
sion Board teported Si missionaries in its
employ: " "
The condition and prosperity of the South
ern Baptist Theological Seminary, located.
at Louisville, Ky., were also considered.!
Rev. Dr. Boyce made interesting states
ments concerning it. The endowment
aimed at, of $300,000, has nearly been se
cured. Of this amount-$50.000 bad been
given by Hon. J: E. Brown, U. S, f Senator
from Georgia. Mr. v Taylor then quoted
from Rev. Dr. Broad us, of Kentucky, who
said concerning' tbe- Columbus meeting;
"This is the most important session of - tbe
Convention ever held. Home missions for
New Oceans are being inaugurated, the
skv of the Seminary is bright, a new thrill
has beeb given to foreign missions by the
presence Ol tue two new missionaries, sou
measures are on foot to link tbe Convention
more closely to the masses of the denomi
About three hundred delegates were in
attendance. The next meeting will be
held in Greenville, S.
MAY 27, 1881.
Wlip Wave Het --: .
On the morning of the 14th inst. a stran-?
ger, who registered his name at Timmons'
Hotel, Cheraw.S.-Ci as Henry Psrms. ol
Denver, Colorado, 'and who was' . also'
known as W. J. Powers, was foaod dead
in bed.'with his throat cut nearly from ear
to ear, all the circumstances leading to the
impression that he himself committed the
desperate ' deed. He had' on his person
$800 in money, but no paper or other trace
could be discovered to lead to his Dositive
identity. A special dispatch to the Charles-'
ton JSew dt uourter, under; date oi the l6ta,"
stated that the body of tbe deceased- bad
been recognized by a inegro from-Wilmington
as that of a Mr. Simmons, from this
place, ' who was originally from i Hyde
county, and it was In evidence before the
coroner's jury that he was from North
Carolina, according to his own Statements.'
The question is.! who was lie in reality, and
where wasce-irom?.- ii
I be cotton iriovcmcm. ?
Under the head of 4'Somo Eocouragifig
Lessons of the Cotton Movement,", the
New Orleans Picayune has an article from
which we clip the following: 'On tbe
Atlantic seaboard the tendency has been
towards lower . lines of latitude. The five
Dorts north of the Potomac have this season
received direct from the point ot produc
tion only 411,700 bales, against 452,515
in 1879 -'80 a decrease of 40,851 bales. On
the other hand the Atlantic ports south of
the Potomac have bandied 2,434,643 bales,!
an enlargement of 25 per cent, over the
figures of last season i Norfolk has gained)
24 per cent., Charleston 37, Wilmington
50, and Savannah 16 per cent. These vari-l
ations, however, are due more to the rela
tive increase in production in the various
sections tributary to these cities or to the
trunk lines that haul to tbem for jthrouga
shipment." 1 I
Upon examination we una that me total
exportsforeign and coastwise, as taken
from the records of the Produce Exchange,
not including any except those Bhipped by
ocean convevance. was 00 per . cent, in
excess of last year, the foreign shipments
being 118 per cent, ana tne coastwise iu
per cent, increase. - . ! '
Floral specimens. - . " . j
The Statesville Landmark says Prof.M.
E. Hymans is on a visit to the Neuse and
Cape Fear sections, in search of certain
flora of which the .botanical warehouse
there stands io need, and which the moun
tain counties do not affordi The late Dr.
M. A. Curtis, universally acknowledged to
have been one of the- best botanists or nis
time, was wont to say that, portions of
Brunswick county, contiguous to the Cape
Fear river, abounded iu the most choice
flora to be found in the world; and the late
Wm. A. Wright, when in Europe some
years ago.upon visiting tbe world-renowned
Kensington Gardens at London, was shown
two specimens of flowers by the Superin
tendent, which were readily recognized by
Mr. Wright as old acquaintances, ana to ue
found! in considerable quantities on the
west side of tbe Cane Fear, in Brunswick
county. A circumstance connected with this
incident goes to show the extent of Dr. Cur
ttsfcretnittioniidttB8Unatioamw&icn; be was held.even in England, su. wngnt
remarked, in alluding to the specimens
referred to, that they had been classified by
Dr. Curtis, of North Carolina,! when tbe
Superintendent exclaimed : "Dr. Curtis!
Do you mean Dr. M. A.I Curtis ?' Mr.
Wright answered in the affirmative, when
the man of flowers said : f "Why, i he has
the' reputation of being one Of the most
learned and reliable botanists in the
Terrlfle Hall Storm. j '
Gentlemen who have arrived here during
the last day or two from Beaufort,! North
Carolina, report one ot the most terrific
hail storms there on Wednesday last that
was ever known. It was! almost a foot
thick in places, and hoes and other like
implements were brought into requisition
to take the hail from piazzas etc A pbyt
sician who had been a short distance in the
country to see a patient, and Was caught
in tbe storm, was almost beaten to death
by tbe bail-stones and had to take to his
bed as soon as he arrived home.' The
stones were not large, and consequently tbe
effects were not so damaging as they might
otherwise have been. - I ' r
- Tobaeco a Parable.
Some one sends the Greensboro
Patriot the following! on tobacco,
and commends it to the attention of
prohibitionists who, though opposing
tne use oi liquor, inuuige iu looacco:
"Then shall the kingdom of Satan
be likened to a grain of tobacco seed;
which, though exceedingly small,
being cast into the ground gre w, and
became a great plant, and spread its
leaves rank and broad, so that huge
and vile worms formed a habitation
thereon. . And it came to pass, in the
course of time, that the son of man
looked upon it, and thought it beau
tiful to look upon, and much to : be
desired to make lads look big and
manly. So they put ji forth their
hands and did chew thereof. And
some it made sick, and others to
vomit most filthily. And it further
came to pass that those who chewed
it became weak and. - unmanly, and
said jwe are enslaved and can't cease
from chewing it.' And . i the mouths
of all that were enslaved became
foul ; and they were seized withJa
violent spitting; and they did spit,
even, in ladies' parlors, and in the
house of the Lord of Hosts. ' And
the Saints of the Most High were
greatly plagued thereby. And In the
course of - time it came also to pass
that others snuffed it; and they
were' taken suddenly with fits: and
they die sneeze with a great and a
mighty sneeze, insomuch i that their
eves tilled witn tears, ana tney
dd look exceedingly silly. And yet
others cunningly wrought the leaves
thereof into rolls, and did suck vene
mentlv at the other end thereof, and
did look very grave and calf-like;
and ' the smoke of their torment
ascended up forever and forever.
"And the cultivation thereof be
came a great and mighty business in
the earth ; and the merchantmen
waxed rich by the commerce thereof.
And it came to pass that : the saints
of the Most High denied themselves
therewith; even the poor, who could
not buy shoes, nor bread, nor books
for their little ones, spent their money
for it. And ihe Lord was greatly
displeased there with,and said,' Where
fore this waste; and i why ;d6 'these
little ones lack breM and shoes 'and
books? j ;Turn nowl joui ? fields . into
corn and wheat; and put this thing
far from you;' and i be separate, and
defile not yourselves! any more, and I
will bless you and cause my face to
shine on. you.' ,. j .-., .' ; ,
"But. with one accord they.,all ex-,
claimed : .: ? -. . . .
' " 'We cannot cease from' chewing.
snuffing and puffing we are slaves. !'
' Problbltlon. '
, ? ..." . Tarboro Southerner.
The advocates of this measure in
the- State seem to have met wiih? a
degree , of. success . in inducing ' the
commissioners of certain toounties to
refuse1 torgraint licenses 4tot retail.
TIT i. . . iv-W - . ' . r
vy nai amount, pi flisjpreupu .commis
sioners have infthe premises has been
adjudicated by "our Supreme Court in
the case of Gillispie vs. - the justices
of GuilCord county, i reported in 5th
Iredell page 2 15 which th0 Advance
seems Hb Jhink covers the .present
case. ; The- Guilford "commissioners
claimed arbitrary and absolute power
to refuse any or all applicants. Chief
Justice Rufhp, the ablest of Judges,
delivered the opinion of the Court,
denying such authority. We quote
a part of his decision:
"It is to be considered what .. kind
of a discretion is Conferred, lis it a
partial, absolute and arbitrary per
sonal discretion, or a legal,' regulated
and; reasonable '.discretion to grant
the applications of . such persons as
the Legislature declares fit to possess
the privilege ? The very stating of
the Question furnishes the answer.'
The law abhors absolute power and
arbitrary discretion and never ad-:
mit8 them but from overruling neces
sity; ; And there is no arbitrary pow
er- that would be felt to be more un
reasonably despotic and galling than
that under which a small body of
magistrates should undertake, upon
their mere will,'! without any plain
mandate from the law-making power,
to set up their tastes and habits as to
meat, drink or apparel, as the standard
for regulating those of the people at
larger i ? " - ' ' ' ' '. -"
"We admit the license rests' in the
discretion of the Justices; yet we say
it is a discretion of the same, nature,
and to be exercisedon the same
grounds and to the same extent as in
the case of ordinaries, i It is not ar
bitrary, but must have, sqrae Teason
for its exercise. Now it W not fof
the Justices to Say that the Legisla
ture has: guarded- the public morals
inadequately, and improperly allows
a nuisance, and therefore that $y
will step forward to supply tne short
comings of the Legislature, and, con
trary to ' the intent of the Legisla
ture, suppress i such, accommodations
altogether. That would be not only
to make the law, instead of adminis
tering it, but to make a law in oppo
sition to the ! one enacted by the
The decision which we have just
read is a very strong one, going into
the question fully. Does the present
law - grant more discretion t j We
suppose this question will be again
adjudicated by our highest appellate
court.' i - 'i i
i Prontbltllon. .'
1 Oxford Torchlight. I
"Bayard is opposed to prohibition,"
is the text of many a good man, too
inactive in thought' to form an I idea
of his own, and so lukewarm in the
cause of human good as willingly to
receive for gospel the dictum, of a
man because he occupies a high place
in Washington politics. And who is
Bayard? An embodiment of moral
defection, with a just claim to much
mental capacity, productive of great
injurious influences upon the weak,
nob amouuuug io crimiuatiiiy,ueoauBe
the intention! is wanting. His con
science l is not a guide, because it is
perverted for want of proper moral
education, and warped by reason of
the insidiousness of legal attainments.
r Correspondence Warren Kews.
j And it is f just exactly the use of
suoh language as we find in the above
as will defeat this great measure if it
does meet defeat. The ylea of Sena
tor Bayard being "the embodiment
of moral defection I" When in truth;
he has hardly a peer in that great!
body of illustrious men, - the United
States Senate. It is of Drime imoor-
tanoe that temperate language should
be used in the advocacy of tbe cause!
About the first and most natural
charge "thejopposition" .bring is that
it is the ideal and workof a few i fa-
natics. j " . 1" i
The views that Senator Bayard has
offered on this question are certainly
very plausible. They are certainly
such as any good man can honestly
Kanaao Prohibition. - i i
The anti-liquor amendment tacked
on to the Kansas Constitution went
into effect on the 1st of this month:
On the 30th of April : the liquor sel
leis of Leavenworth, Topeka, Atchi
son i and the other Kansas i towns
closed their doors at midnight,baving
done the biggest day's business ever
known in those parts. On the first
day of the! new era a Leavenworth
correspondent of the Chicago Trir
bune reports that there : were more
drnnken men . in the streets - than this
oldest inhabitant had ever seen. That
day the liquor men kept their doors
shut and locked.; The next day about
half of them resumed Bellingwith
discriminations anu preuautiuuH, uow
ever. Now, liquor of all sorts can be
had by anybody for the asking and
'"BpirttiiTurpetiTitiW i: j
1 Mrs. Rebecca Edwards-Jones,
the widow of the late. Cadwallader Joues 1
died nearIIillsborn, on ilhe afternoon Hfi
the 17th of May, io. the 8ih year uf her J
-. . f Stalesvjlle .Aniericdn '. , .The,
StaiesviUe board .have taken no action in
the j .license matter. -There . i &if f ad y a
townshib reculation tnrtiiil.ii.i.V- iii'u.iu r
spiritsi but it 'amounts to and float-1
lag grogshops1' are numerou?, and slation-'f
ary ones, loo. T- ,; . ' t ' - I.
, Goldsboro Stan 'XoF.L" W.j;
Humphrey has . just returned .from" Newi
York, where we learn he baa been euadi
with Jay Gould, the great railroad ud -tele-j -'
graph; mogul of the east'consiilliog ,;'ihe
possibility of bujklingMtre Noith Caiolina1
Midland route. , . . - j .
jjAaheville Citizen: Thv hearing'
thecaseof Redmouitithft nntiHW
DOStDOnRft. tlnlit lh n.ti vnnaw...' r.t...
- . -"- i m.ognu , i air. .
ederal Court. Th - fnnrt mnuMiKH
give him bail in "the eum Of $2,500 ! He is
still iftfatt here, however, not having as yet
been bble lo give this .bail." -A telegraph1 .
nqo i to be established between her ami'
Warm Springs. . . v I
-Hamlet Argus: A; child, of W il J
am .Wallace, r.olnrprf waa h
luesday - last.-"It seems - that the child's '
mOtier wliO .Waa.amokinor t lm tin.l n
the Cbiid to bed and went to the field to
work; and soon afterwards discovered a
smoke in the house; Returnioe as ouir-klv
noasible. she found ih hpi nn n.
the child burned to death.- i '
:The North Caroli na trnnns ii
has been definitely determined toy Governor
daivia, win oe in camp, four days at the
l oxktown celebration.. , Altogether their
absence from home will be fora "'week.
They will be it Yorktpwn on October 17."
io,i u auu au. , auese wiu De thei"big
davs." tbe 18th heinc that nn isKiK ui'.u k.
- ( . Bi .. u ix'Mt "111 H. '
heldj thegrand reception of .the French. i
;Gotdsboro" 'Messenaer t ' tlnr
townsman, A. J. 1 Galloway, Esq 1 returned
uuiue uoiuDaiisoury Dunaay,wnere he has
been for flfeVAml noolri
"Pope,? the efficient general passenger agent
vLiiiuq uuunuiiuaieu -railways, ana linuing
homes for a large "party of immigrants.
Aboul two hundred have been induced to
come to North Carolina through the svste-
liuuiAcu uu tuieuigeni euoris or tjoi . I'ope
and let us hope that this is only the beain- .
4 Concord Sun: Th
matis are getting homes about the county. ' -What
they most require is plenty of work;
good pay, flour bread and meat with red in .
u. i i uey are not accustomed, to eating corn -bread;
Cotton and: com r.Uniinr u
about over and in many instances worked
over. The prospect for a good wheat add
oat crop is fine, and some . farmers say as -far
advanced as it was thisltime last year.
V- Roxboro Herald: John S. I .nn'Tr.
bart, of Durham, has. made a magnificent .
viusi io uioacco iarmers: fad in gold ior,5(J
pounds . best wrappers;- silver cup for !50 .
DOUnds best smokers, as nrpminma tr hf
awarded at the next State Fair. -One
day last week Mr ; D. W.' Whitiker, in com
nanv with Mai H. f! RartiPtr nf PnrhAm
Visited this beautiful inland lake (BarneuV)
wnerej tney met, M8j.;jck-Uarliett. l The
nartv without Vastinir n'pio w;hnf with aim.
pie hook and linei '-angled during the day
iiiiu oi ftfijf spring caoice. -1 . i. j -
i Wilson Adoance:' We rerrRtj t.r
learn of the death of Mr. Charles J. Houn-
tree, wiiicn Bad event occurred at lioerne, -
TTonffall iuuiMv- Ta... Uf an Till. . r L.
uuuu.i wuu.j, iv.,,, 1UIJ Mill, Ut,)-
ralysia, io the 48th year of his sge. lie was
for many years a resident of fcVilson. 1 4 ,
Last MoD4yijgb Mr, & W. We-saroek
delivered to tbe express agent . and had
billed t918 quarts of strawberries and 31
boxes of peas for shipment, j At the; same
time Mr! T. S . XpWBnmp hurl 9f!f! nnarla if
strawberries, and J.' . West brook & Co.,: -
a.- sr. f aucett ana it. u. ttaray naa a quan
tity which were also billed f or shipment,
but the express agent refused to receive
them on account of lack of roomj j Oo
Tuesday morning Mr.Westbrook had 965
quarts ready lor shipment, but these Were
I I i i-
Tirvaritrhn Til r sin
Fair, the celebrated hunterj climber! and
rattlesnake catcher, of the South Moun
tains, was in town a few days since. ! He is
over eighty years old, hut is still stout,1 bain
and hearty, and can kill a squirrel out of
thn ' tollaot tpoa -witH o viflai anil nUhAtii
spectacles. He climbed the flag-pole at tbe
celebrated Henry Clay mass meeting in
Morganton in 1844, and drank a health to
Clay from the top of the pole; a distance of
eighty feet from the ground, j He ac
complished the same feat at the Seymour
And Blair barbecue in Morganton in! 1868,
and the old man was expecting to climb the
Hancock and English , flag-pole last year,
but was disappointed, as there was , none
erected. Mr. Fair never was sick in bis
life, and can do a good day's work now.
One of our townsmen informs us that
Jude -Cloud has declined the I appointment
to Alaska," on tbe ground that "it was loo
not tbar, and no bars tbar. - M -
I Oxford Xree Lance: I The! i new
and handsome hall of the Homer School
was thrown open to. tbe ; public for the first
time on Wednesday night, tbe occasion
being the Address of Rev. Dr, Thomas H.
Pritchard, President of Wake Forest Col
lege, before the members of - the Franklin
society. Mr.,Hat Williams, or Person
county, sold, at Cooper's Oxford Warehouse
this week one ; load : of tobacco weighing
1,018 pounds at - an average of $56.25 per
hundred pounds, his lowest grade bringing
$31.'- He also sold his three highest grades
at an average of $76.66. -,Our young
men are getting ready to duly Celebrate the
appearance ot the iron Horse in uxrora.
A grand jubilee association has been formed
with tbe following omcersr - hi. G. Cooper.
Jrresident; a. G. Lockhart, oecretary; U. J?.
Kisgsbury, Treasurer. More ianon-
Durham county has been in existence but
a few weeks and yet in that brief Space of
time a general and universal spirit of dis
satisfaction and disgust has manifested it
self. It is reliably reported that if the vote
was to be' taken to-day the county would
be killed by as large a majority as itbat by
which it was formed. - -. ". ; ; !
j Weldon News: ? We learn that!
'the crand lury which is in session this week
'has presented nearly every liquor dealer io
tbe county lor selling liquor without license.
We learn that Messrs. Kitchlri, Biggs,
White. Rothschild. Smith and other gentle
men from Scotland Neck will visit Norfolk,
Baltimore and Richmond in the interest of :
Itbis road, soliciting subscriptions J A
protracted meeting is being held in the
Methodist Church bere this week by : Mr.
Rhodes, assisted by Mr. Webb. Tbe meet
ings are largely attended and a good deal of
interest is exhibited. A meeting was
held in the Literary Hall Saturday in favor
of prohibition. Rev. Dr. .Craven made an
address as also did Capt. Day, Dr. Jones,
of Greensboro Female College and -P. L.
Reid of tbe Advance. The meeting was .
organzied by the appointment of Mr. T.
W. Harris, Chairman and Dr. A. B. fierce, -Secretary.
There will be a meeting held at ,
Halifax, on the first Monday m June, for
the purpose of electing an Executive com
mittee for the county, r Enfield items:
Crop prospects are very good. ; Mr.
W. T. Taylor, at Whitaker's, informs us
he has orders for about ten thousand peach
crates for this county. This promises well
for a full crop. Shad are plentiful in
Fishing Creek over 100 were caught Mod "
day. - - Mr. C W. Garrett, of King,
wood, reports tbe prospects good for a. crop
of grapes..but a good portion of i the new -
growth of wood was killed by the severe
cold the past winter. I i