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The Irish Home Holers are firm
Sitl united in theif purpose to resist
at clause in the Land bill that looks
9 detonation. They will , fight : all
eporlM to depopulate their fertile and
I aiiiiful. inland. They denire , and
r k ihul llie obnoxiouH . clause be
4 ricktm out autl it ia to be hoped that
r. GlaJHlone wjll agree to ft. : By
!" if the reader would learn. a
Htdal concerning thetreatment
IreUnd ly. the English . Govern
'iit in the pa8t--mdeed np to. 1843
let hiin read Lord .Macaolay's ad
mirable ami able speech on the Irish
cfuestion during Ihe Parliamentary
(febates of that year: It is a speech
very marked interest andjs replete
We take leave to
few volumes, of
a;3l tn at tnero are
speeches so read a
le as those of the
eat British historian, essayist and
jieii They are
'lfie style in' of
coureo most marked
fir ils XcelleiiGL'.
Wo do not .be-
lii&ve- that uiodtnt lileratute furnishes
off oratory that :are
us for happy arrange-
if iHtai eiuent, " felicity
s and judicious senli-
(ilst'on and nnlile and; judicious senll-
muis than ihojrie of Lord Macaulay.
m was a greai Whig, and he was as
re and honest in
hisolitical life as
the Lind bill will
y man known to
1 is evident
some time yet, either
amended or otherwise No one can
t-Aimaie fairly the - difficulties envi
rjning the present Government un
has he has first made himself familiar
wnh the legislation! of the past con-
cirning Ireland, and especially with
tie uiany failures that have uis-
! - i - ' t i .
raced the Tory parly in its misgo-
.rnmenl of the Irish.
It is not a matter of surprise that
the Irish should oppose all schemes
hat look to the reduction of the pre-
ml number of inhabitants of their
uniry. Ireland is far more fertile
jan England ;or Sootland naturally,
uid under a kindly
fostering band it
support three or
bould be made to
oar million more people than now in
- -. . ,
abit it. England would do well to
ry what virtue there is in good go
ernment before resorting to whole-
w iLrainuTon as -M- Hunmu Rfec-
;1 SORT. ! '
Do not suile incredulous reader
from the mountains and rye fliers to
the watering places. ,Wby should
not this Uthj j city eight miles from
tue Atlantic - Ocean be a good place
to resort to during the summer's fiero
beat? Look at- tne ithermometrical
reports. , AY hat ia revealed ? Whilst
Cincinnati and Richmond, New York
and St. Louis are being scorched at a
tire ranging from 103
miiifrtonians sit in
to 11Q, Wil-
tho shade and
drink iced lemonade at a heat of only
91 degrees, j Whilst Tarboro and
Hickory, Rockingham , and Morgan-
too wilt and steam under a heat iadgre?ljoli ClJislsaBattery
. , . t , i & , BucbaDsn, erected by Col; Linb from the
ing above 100, the most refreshing
breezes from ; the; rolling,' surging
ocean kiss the cheeks of ,io fancy here
and the crown . beODle reDose in
" . ; .a... . a
the' .mercury content
to stind below 95 d
egrees. Thus far
be I highest . point at-
llained is 95 degrees. Think of : that
ye denizens ofj the j real cities and ye
dwellers in the sham cities and come
bis way for refreshment and com-!
fort. - ! -'.':: --i v: i
Then we have the many Sounds
nd the sea-shore to "resort 16", where
urf-bathing can be enjoyed to the
ullest extent; . Why then flee to ihre
fuuuutams or nssien: 10 me various
. l . .....
.. " PTi-.-'- n. ..w vs mm ,o w,:,,d,v' i,,,,, hiii
spHnWrt6)ifirik'the ,.wat tL,j ,aqd .if
iheitiqt pnt dpwJft, tfcttk.oaf
f water rwirvrfiynp'ii hiasr-fcavit', tint
rat liters' ebJl 1uiT WfelhTrig arid
the sftUlLi.vi.OrtV ffemtiAn la rnnra
H!uvated.ol peoplft-live more en
tirely i'jfabiriteaift to'th serrtimenY
onjy),., bathing, t coarOQD- chatting,
sioiotaag', atitfgfiifr, y4tfejBlJriinp8
And tbfcstsr IaugbpgHth esefaha
ot fter foTmc of amusement "too te
4 of lentettainment as , 'grateful m cap
Oat advio a ihW people id the
mopniatns who sweat - under a' weary
jloajjiOhe thmometer standing
a lp5 in the ; shade afnd lid go to
jthej irin and yawi away thfl idle
day in nntor take ttf nn refreshing
Blerl, ,lo, cqm& to Wilmington aa
enjoy b ebolrrezes and the exctxr-!
BioHs ana twe amusements sua? the
gn t-Beeinfc; ' a; 1 . ? r ; ;f ? f--
I ' rnn r piHifit i
; Vrhe i facts iii regVrdQ the buildinff
of Pht Fisher appear to be theseV:
; Ool, I S Lf Freinont Uaidj out .the
wotk arly hi Sepiembef; 1861. IJ'p
t umt time no work of any kind had
been oonstrncted. ; Tbere 'were some
few; bricks - and aiouea' found said to
belting to some bnildiugs attached to
R hmtnrv erAAlot) tlmra in 181l lk '
during the last war ith 'Great . Bn
lain; The ground was a smooth sea
shore. : Captain . (afterwards Major)
John G. i Winder was Col. -Fremont's
Kngineer, andCapt. Samuel A; .Ashe,
ithen of this place, but now editor of
.the j RaleigD rcNewS' 0b9erv&rr - .was
Ordkiaoce Officer, ..These: gentleman
remember all about tbe.conditioo'of
things J'when Col: Fremont took:
charge 'and what was dOnc'thereafter,
CoU if reiu'oni was the Jirbiector and
builder- f ; Frt Fiher .t he original
Fori. . .; ;!! I . '
;f Thre were two sfoall -balteries at
FedLrjl ioint.aod &$i?J&ieVei
Island. Col . Fremont .constructed
case-mates if palmetto logs obtained
from Smith's Island, and four or six
nfl-guiis (we - oaiiuot ay positively'
jusi here) were -mounted.' j "
rhis was what. was. done prior to
j.ime when Col. Lamb began his
operations. . The only point .we are
interested in is this: that the original
For was constructed : by Col. Fre
moni,and it was named by him in ho
nor! of Col. Fisher, of the .6th North
Carolina ' Regiment that fought so
gallantly at the -first- tetttreTof-Ma'-nassas.
. Col., h isher.therej.met his
death jwhilst leading t his regiment in
m charge upon a.batterv. tie was the
father of ' our ' distinguished ' au
thor; "Christian Reid" Miss Fannie
Fisher.' ' " 1
A PARIINO SALiirE.
We publish a ttoramunicat jon from
Col. ' W. L. DeRosset relative to Fort
Fisher. .The Stas has aimed to get
at the 'truth of history .'V; It has re
lied upon others tf or its information.
We have no knowledge of our own
to rely upon. Th Norfolk Virgin
ian claims tbi the new Fort was the
special nd sole work of Col. Wnu
Lamb- ' Oor -readers , willr See what
Col. DeRosset .eaysabout
Virginian says :;
k'(M Fort. Fisher was not built bv Col.
Lamb, but hardly a trace of the old fort.
which bad been erected 'before Col. Lamb
was in North Carolins.A 3va'i-exi8terjce
wkto'Fort Fisher proper was captured by
the Feavsla.Tbe.pld fort bad long been
entirely diSbianUed,, and ploughed, or, to
Ue a more exac ohrase, dug up, and the
nqo Ffitt Fisher. eooKhti0? ef that power
tuI.Unctof lottincatiuns eztbikliEg-from the
(JafM! Fear side oi the renibula to the
:Pulp&.r;eomiaaading .'the Jodoproach
and Jhe entrance; to the.ialct, as avi0 the
line ol batteries 4xi ending froni lhe Pmit
19 tbe 'cambertaad Battery." afid troth thert
toihejMouod ttety,fJqommanding .the
abbroicb to the nvdr alonir thai inlaL Qa
cpostrbcted 'bynd: under ' thti Immediate
plans of Lieutenant Reddid' PiUmaD, of
E JKecpm be county. NorUw.Ccaliaa, the
engineer offlor, and which .was prooounced
by the New York- Iribune, after the cap
ture, as the finest piece of ebRiDeeriog skill
exhibited ia 'the eonetruction of fortifica
fiuas durlog warJ? oip-k-.yii ti.f.wf.
3 It says Col. ! Lamb commanded the
Fort.! fltjays: f ac -a.,-!;:? v?;;h!
? hThls also, we know, forwej beard the
gallant, chivalronssutF?liui e&eIZ Gen
Wbitiag remarKoa'inere1 than one occa
sion durifiR taa three days o tbe Sterrifib
bombardment,'' tbW be wa5 here' wkut
command; - Bis' presebee "Was ' volnntlry
He had bean superceded in -the command
of tbe 'Departmeflt of the Cape' Fear,' by
Gen. Brag, abd b 'Was -pt esenl at Fort
Fieher to render what Service he bould by
his presence aaa adviceU -If we recollect
Jinbtly. Colonel Lamb tendered the com
mand tot General WbKIa, but the latter re
fused o act ia other fhta a voluntary ca
pacity At aebler or braver soldier than
; .'V til' UA b.........rNii-,rf J nl -AVh.rl'-nU
v-, Wilmington, .N.;1L,iFrjDAir,;juty;rt'8:.;
General Whiting neves bared sword. His 4
cos uct at Fort Fisaat was splendid hero
derence he . saenflced ,hie
at'ua in its
ls very singular 4 how the i ques-;
dnr of who built aad who command
eiort Fisher : baa become "mlje'd
H! its only twenty-one miles frOnv
imington oy tne. vape r ear nver, 1
And yet Tight here .there is no agrermisie&c
tseritpi seems as tQ who command
ortwno ouut tne 01a. ana new f onswxi ortn. so ncn ana nouTifinincr that it
vnnaer our noses .there is doubt?
?be Stab for .three : reasons aadd
QepWhitiniz - wasin eommatfdl
J0f8t,i hB was the ranking officer:
Sjeoona, we nave hear from bis stait
tJb fe he commanded; third, Maji
4$eill of this placewbo was in the
aEoitJ :iysfc4k receivd no ordefgisH
eitker fiaM from'aav officer but Gen.
.Willing himself f.The STAEJ'aij
gtv;en aooat as muca space ana con
sideration to the matter as it can
well .'afford to give, so we . close tip
the discussion unless important and
conclusive evidence is forthcoming
othjer than has been given already. -
- i We are indebted to some one for a
copy of Gov. Jarvis's address before
the .LAIumni of .Handolph-Macdn
College, Virginia, delivered June 15,
188L ';We have read it with much
pleasure. It is well written. The
periods are well arranged and round
Jed, ! gracefully. Tjie thoughts are
touching sometimes, and always prac
tical. It was a good speech for the
occasion, and was well received. We
Will group together some sentiments
that are "worth reading because of the
truth' they containl They are good
reading for the politician, as well as
for ihe youth of our land.
"All honest laborjis honorable, and
should have the favor of all good
people. He who is not fitted for the
professions will find it in the eyes of
prOperlhinking people just as hono
rable, to serve on the farms, in the
workshops, or at the ' tradee. The
successful farmer, merchant or me
chanic is the equal of Ihe successful,
lawyer, . doctor or politician, and in
comparably greater than the profes
sional failure." ; - ' -
The more fashionable and less
thoughtful of them sometimes frown
upon the man who works with ' his
hands for an honest living, while they
smile upon the dainty darling of
fashion. Let me at least hope they
do not know the evil they do. Such
sentiments drive young men to idle
ness, idleness to want, want to crime,
and crime to disgrace." r I x
"What right has he to use the pub
lic service to promote his own or an
other's ends ? None. And the man.
who trades and traffics in a public
trust commits a crime against the
public. And yet men, in these days
of debauched politics, are daily vio
lating this principle." :
f There is no service 10 which you
can engage, save that of your Crea
tor, more sacred than that f your
country. No man who does his duty
can withdraw himself 'entirely from
such service." , . i
"It is hard to have no friend to
oherish ; it is worse to have no coun
try to serve ; but it is death eternal
to have no God to love or religion to
comfort. "Man without, a friend is a
misanthrope, and knows nothing of
the sweets of life. Without a ooun
try he is an exile and a wanderer an
aimless Arab in the desert. Without
a religion he is in a wilderness of
uncertainty, without a guide in the
dark without a light in the world
without a hope." ,
' p HDUC AXIOM IW THE SOUTH .J ,
Rev. Dr. Curry, of Richmond, Va.,
a native . Alabamian, now agent . of
the Feabody Educational Fund, made
a 'speech before the American Icstir
tute of Instruction, in New Y brk, re
cently, lie is reported in the Times
as saying, in discussing u the educa
tional needs of the Southt - ' ' ;
"Before the war there were 'universities,
academies, and private schools enough,
bqt common educational - facilities Jor the
pooi were entirely iwantinc. There was
nothing corresponding to a public school
system. Row every titate has its own school
law, and tazea are laid :to support public
schools. .These are paid for the most part
willingly,1 and' encurairlne' Procress , has
beedtnade; but, there, is, and" Without; Goh
vernment aid there will be for years, a lack
of teachers, school houses,, and. apparatus.
Dr. Curry, in this' statement, errs.
North Carolina had a good ''and efs
ficient public school sstehilbbgftfe-j
fore the war. t Rev. 2 iXfr. Calvin. IL.
Wiley - was the exoellect 3nperintend
1 euii t ui, , 1 uuuu iuBi.ruuuuuiu iuuao,
happy days. We hope he will write
td l)r. Curry and givbiminforma-
tion he stands much in !n,eed "of - evi
dently.j?-The South. JsJendeavoriog
td. do'its duty in the nraUer pfj teach
ing the children. .it A good and en-
cottraging beginning has been made.1
The1, schools are, improving steadily.
.frends off educatton are full
( ! in jn ortn Uarouna there is progress.
If 'the legislators do tfielr duty for
tian. .; at
Hty negroes, tad itlslfhfirduty of the
ILUrate "While vo
. t "I . . r
there ! are 810,000 iterate colored'
only : enaeaVprlng 'r$$ edudate ; fftstr'
hvkk Tace "vX they are taxing: them-
Is is hot very remarkable that 'the
whlteB, afier being lobbed of hun
dreds of millions of dollars invested
jn negroes, should in their poverty be'
wining to De taxea to support scnoois
for the benefit of these very negroes
wrested fromthem by the bayonets
0$ (he North?' Such is the case,how
eVer; and the tax is borne willingly,
-he North has contributed $6,000,-
00Q in eighteen years to educate a
million or more of negro children.' It
is at drop in tbe bucket, it is only
son 0 $370,000 a year.1 This is noth
ing compared to its duty. It ought to
giv J $6,600,000 ' a u year and theri'ft
upon it. The South in its
poverty; after being robbed, gives
probably five or six times more than
tnejiN ortn gives to eaucate tne ne-
grpes.- ; ' ' . - "
JA lie VV A. D. Mayo followed Dr.
Curry z V He has been inspecting
schools Jiri the South.' He spoke of
the: inviting ' field for educational
effort thoroughout out sccliou and
"The people are in a mood to' welcome'
heartily any effort to make he condition of
their children belter than their own, and to
helpjpn the work. : Poor families are mak
ing great sacrifices to give their children an
education, and white Rlrla in tbe Sooth
evince a strong desire for higher instruc
tion.; Normal schools are Rreatly needed
for the training of teachers," ; ..
We are glad to m)te these f things,
and, we hope the plethoric and purse
proud North will be persuaded to do
its duly to the fwardsof the nation,"
especially in the matter of providing
educational facilities. Instead of de
voting, so much of "elbow-grease"
and j braia-throes to the subject pf
votipg it would bo wiser, more philan
thropic, more patriotic, to bestow its
attention upon supplying the voters
witt itiieAigebce enough to Exercise
the franchise, with , which they have
bead clothed; wisely, and as becomes
good itlensr ' " i -
was written several days
since but Was overl6oked.""We gave'
in yesterday's Stab an .oxtraobfrom
an editorial in the News-Observer
correcting Dr. Currys blunder. .
Here is Guiteau's own acoount1 of
tried to kill htm in churoh.f He. again
1 1; i . ...
attempted to shoot him on the, 14th
of June, but " Mrs. Garfield's weak
and frail condition! deterred him. On
Jniy 2d he accomplished Vs. end. . He
saysi i ,ii -u ,,jv . .
"On the morning of Saturday, July
2, he breakfasted at the Riggs House
about 1 o'clock. He then walked up
into 1 the Park and sat i there for an
hour. ;He . then took a. ;.one-horse
avenue car and. rode to Sixth street,
got out and went into the depot' and
loitered there, had Jbis 'shoes blacked
engaged a.baokman for , $2 to take
him to. the jail, went into .tbe f water
closet ahdtook.his pistol o.ut bf , hi
hip pocket and unwrapped the paper
from: aroupd Jt which he had put
there for the ipurppsei of preventing
the perspiration from tbe.body dam I
pening the powder, examined bis pisj
toll carefully, tried , the . trigger and
then returned and took a seat . in the
V. "Solicitor Raynor of the. 'Treasury De-i
partmeut'is a well-preBerved - gentlemah or
sixty-sevea years, who enjoys a borne game
of whist very much c He came to Congress
from South Carolina forty-two, years ago
being then , but- twehty-fiv "years bfge?
ad the youngest member of the House of
ReFfresentativesl'' WaMngton!F$st. n ?ir ;
f;bWrorii ta:ijpiper 1 published ' ai;
the head-centre 1 ' requires J comment.
Kenneth Rayner does, not ..spell his
name RaynorviiHe did not "come to
Congress from t South Carolina," buij
from, North Carolina. He is or was'
amanot nne taientsv v jei quarter oxj
oeojtury ago he delivered 'an excel-
West Eoifat that wat much praised
1 at the time.
,th next "five years, there will be a
g-eat stride Valen in "therignt direc-1
ie children or- the South
as'1 the 1 M President1 entered '-'ad-r
IfWa faotlbat the'ftrmy arfd navy " '
pTf thVtTnflfc'orStates are5 Veryxpeh-'r
si ve ?ns Uttlo nsj1 ' conwd e n fig
as an afjhy of 788,000
'German v has aSloliwhi
6000, who, cost $9,'-
' -jj i bf -t t J.JU"i .
nd has 192,000, who
cost $83,800,066. ' Italy has 20.0,000,
ill t ')0 i iV'li ton ti'tt i iijtlf iUf-'t" Jm:
who cost $37,980,000 ; and Austria
nas yo.uuu, woo cost ou,oou,uuo,
009. The na icy shown similar results,'
'SnUandd hasr;ioifeiifips oandL 58,800
seamen and officers ; which cost $5i2,-
935.000 a France has ,42.500 men and'
with i-Bjtm mu gating 15,022,000.
Austr4a has 13)014 it men, f costing but.
$4,900,91 Swedeim has "t 6;141 men
costings $l,353)0O.!&: Study J these;
figreaand then, tell why our own
army .and !navyj should; be sq costlyi
1 - t
' he .famous Dr. "Bull-Run" Rus
sell whose letters at, the beginning
of ihe late; war "between the North
anc the South gaye such a name to
the" "boys in : blue" , who; fought . at
Manassas, is now the correspondent
of the -London .Morning Post. A
cablegran .has informed! our . readers
already that he gives it as his opinion,
'after spending some weeks travelling
in jthe West- and - Northwest, that
human life has less chance in . some,
sections of this ; great, free country,
thak anywhere else on the globe. He
does not think any age or country can
match our own for shootings, stab-
binp and murderings, and Dr. Rus
seih is donbtless - correct. .'A gTeat
change is needed. . 5 V '
; , ; iThe Emperors of Austria and Ger
many will have a meeting about the
middle of August at Gastien. ... The
Csalr of Russia is asked to meet them,
bntlhis mental condition is said to be
very much'disturbed. f" ' v ,: '? ' 1 -1 1 '
Resiatradon Ttae Dip jr.of Reglairara,
.e., . .- , , 1- . . , . ..!.,
Bigistration for the approaching special
election comes under 'the same 'law that
governed n the; generir:e
Those coming of agesince the last general
election, in November are required to regis
ter, ind those who have removed from 'one
ward or precinct to another since that elefr
tion are required to have a certificate from
the Registrar of the township, ward or pre
cinct in which they last resided in order to
register in the township,' ward or precinct
to which they have removed. ;,;Section 6 ' 6f
the "Act to Regulate Elections," referred
to above,, says it shall be the duty of Regis
trars; "to, revise the . existing registration
books of their precinct or township in such
manner that said books ' shall' Bbow an ac
curate list of electors previously registered
in such precinct or township, and Btill re
siding therein, without requiring such, elec
tors to be' registered anew; and such Regis
trarsshall also, between the hours of sun
rise and sunset on each , day: (Sundays ex
cepted) for thirty .days preceding such elec
tion, keep open said books for the regiatra
tion of anyelectors residing in such . pre
cinct or township anidj entitled to registra
tion Whose names have never before been
registered in such precinct or township, or
do not appear ia.the revisedclisb" ii i l
' On the Saturday preceding the election,
from -the;) hourof ; 90a. M. ; till; the
bourj of &: P. M., e' registration books
of each township or preciBct will be open
for the inspection'of the electors of the pre
cinct or township in which they reaitre7aTl
usual in such cases.
Public spealcine at;catl Uijae.'
"A meeting was held at Castle Hayne, in
this county yesterday afternoon,, where a
joint discussion xf. the question of Prohibit
tldn tas had. The speakers who addressed
the1 ' meeting in favor of Prohibition were
Rev. Grandison, Branch and Green.colored,
and on the 'anti-Prohibition side Habson
and HilV coloredi and! Messrs. McGowan
and Scott, 10I this cityl & The speaking be
gan at 3 and continued unti 7 o'clock, the
time ? beiog equally .divided . , pur . mf or
manfi states thrti there i was; a nrettv cond
ccbwd in 'attendance, j and ilhat the senti
ment of tbe meeting seemed to bo decidedly
with jthe ahtUprohibitionists; v I
! - . m m j .,
crop in Brunswick. A
Sheriff E. W. Taylor of Brunswick,ha9
tirk velled over the county within the last ten
dsysj and Rives ns the benefit of his expe
rience k ia regard i to the ; cruV' prospects;
ThQTice cfops pn. , the j: riveij, he says, have
neyef neen petter; since ante oeuum a&ya
Upland rica is .generally poor. , The cold
spring and 'dry', weather .'has broken : the
stanot The potatO'cfdrj w pi be small The
seed rotted, . and there, was not a full crop
planted. Cotton, is looking . wellt.; but is
generally not as. far advanced usual, the
cool an( dry.weatherj having retardedtbe
irowthv.jQprifcj looking floeianolwUlbe
corlsiderab ove .the : average, ; provided
seasonable rains Bhall occur. At present it
is very dry, and if Jhff?Irti3gf "continues
ten daysjbnger ,early corn will be cut os
. baaiy. Xhe wiiwrjconrses,, springs: and
weUst are- lower7 than ihey lave been' In
thirty, years:' There is ' also1 considerable
Sjze. lnesi a1 n
eni 'The jf 6bst llip ibibbtf' France;
hai h,bo6? wn'o cost $to6' Do'oOOfj.'
.unuea Dtaies nas qui ,yo:
but they cost $30,240,000: almost as
much, as Italy sl 2Q6,o0o, and more
tnln9naf as much ' as Austria V
sickness In tbe county.!
(l! i f." Mi" U I
! MB.fEDfrOBtInybur editonaf .on
Fdrt Fisher, in this, tn'oraine'i lSsue,
tlie 1 "facts' 1 hive7 irbtten J 'a little?
. . T . . , .
ijixed," ind as I Bad official connec
tion with1 the defence Confederate:
Tcfint In itfcf earliest stages,'! haveWn
cldded td state Ci what i I kh6w'of my
!oVn' ktid wler and -what I Beard from
actors on h6 'scenel lJ t ' 1 1
" CaprC'CL1 P. Bolles; under orders.
Irani ' headquarters, erected a battery
db the Point itf April nd may, isei,:
4lshoraistanee' nearer tbe' rivet' tb an
Ihd pdint!aywhiehr tho faTnousBlak
ly guawaa moan ted in 1P04. 4 nil min
teryw.as ifed pf pr bno2f-qpp&
Iwas oraereu wtuiiuy cumpauj
Wilmington Light 'Infantry) to pro-s
ceed frontFprt -Caswiell "and occapy
pbied,,-"' found .Uie battery tven-..
tirly devoid bf Everything necesda!-
ry tor tits' tietenoe
aqu 101 prepunug
tharefoiv; and was
told that thw guns
vteto lying jaear Aow water xnarkinhe.
nver.about one mue iromine oattery.
jtue uoyb weub tor bucixt. . wuu a
will nnf without Vmillftm'BriW VjfaaV'
ktnldi save about 100 feeV - of Jeine.
rore. andiofrpiecespt 4X4 soantung
thei evening, of the second day found:
IOS two guuH in puDiiiiuu nuu idsujf
for the enemy?" 'as icon as we were
tery was o Wns "Battery Bdllesi"4
I think by orders from headquarters
My men constructed breast works f or
fifty yards, on each side of the bat
ter jr, and thus the "work's stood when
Iw!as bromPted tb the Majority of
ThjrdN. C. Troops and w as ordered to
Gay&brg lo-.take command 01 tbe. .
camp of .instruction, At some time
during the summer Col. S. L Fre
mont wasf placed in i charge' of 1 the
CODBtruCbiQu ui uiuer wuiiwauu iuo
pointy and; the result, i was. the casex
mate battery you refer to and a cov
ered way connecting it with Battery
BbDesj and the name of 'the whole
works was then changed to uort
Fisher.'i:: My recollection is (having
visited the" Fort) that there were no
rifled gunsbut the .case-mates were.
Supplied with three or tour eiiner
Dahlgren or 8-inch Columbiad guns.
Fort Fisher, as it
finally stood, with
of the - .mound
battery, wasrjanned.by Gen-; Whi
ting, 1 havaTicnxioubuj ine mouna
K MW mpnunWriis
akiTJL and perjeyerancejr
UommbiadsLwereJirst mounted tberp.,
and no doubt prevented ' any attempt
orf .the part f -yieenemy's ships to
U The battery at Zeke's Island was
built in part by the engineer forces,
and improved and completed by Col.
J. J. Hednck, and commanded by
him until he was transferred to Bald
Head to build Fort Holmes, f T
t The bricks and stones referred to
1 understood to have come from the
foundatioa j of the bid Light, . House.
-, You will see from the above recollec
tions, which are. verified by several of
tny ;old command, : that accounts of
doings on Confederate Jfomt have
got ; a little mixed, and that this state
ment will serve to give credit to each
one interested at any time where cre
dit is due. 1 Wt L. DbRossbt. j
jThe Nash county anti-Prohibition
canvass was opened at Sharpsburg
last; Saturday. . Speeches were made
by W. Hi Bobbins, Willis Eason and
J.; Jj. Sharp. There was a very small
crowd 'presenW'i;?'y;.-; .r.&i ''4
j e4t i 'Vy'ilaon Advance. t,.:.
.Ours BlaokiCreek friends are in
earnest in their endeavors to roll np
a;big majority . for Prohibition.! On
Saturday they have a mass meeting,
when EL Qi. Connor, Esq., 1 A. B.
Deans,! EsqJ, 1 and other prominent
speakers will be present and make
speecues lor x rumuiuou. ; :
I - Monroe Enquirer.
! The citizens of
viainity met at iuo
school house for the purpose of con
sidering the! Prohibition bill passed
by Uie late Legislature. . F. L. Rogers
wasi '- madei chairman and Calvin
Rogers secretary; It was determined
to oppose the bill.
Ot? iMR; GLADSTONE AROUSED.
AIT INTERESTING SCENE IN THE HOUSE
'- ' j .. : OVSB THK TAKD BILL, -..i :K
' LMDpir, jluly 15. A most extra
ordinary sconepecurred in the House
of Commons last 'night. ' Mr. Glad-
stonp, irritated at the conduct of the
Irish members in obstructing, the
emigration clause in tbe. Land .bill,
made an unusually j strong speech of
impassioned . eloquence,, hitherto un ef
quailed for warmth and dignity, lie
spoke of his! own patience: at the in
sulting obstruction; to the bill by a
handful of Irish members, who were
daily decreasing 2in , pn.mbers.. :: He
said that they degraded the noble
assembly, the most famous in historic
traditions,' abd that theif tactics were
mos disrepatabley. and Were prosti
tutmg legislation, ii, sir. triadstone's
speech produced a tremendous effect.
arid ie was :cheered; wildly. 'In the
debate which f pUowed several of the
Ho&lQjxulers narrowly escaped sus-
pensioni'.-cf : hi -.i; i .'s;. .v; ?:::u
approved of the press. The emi
grauon' -ciause . yr aa- paxseu ' .py tne
Houf e of Commons this L mprnirig
atter a very iierce ueoate.
(, Salem "Pmsi The narrow gauge
yrauing du oeea coHipieiea.-exeepi oe-' . '
tween lieaksviHe - and Smuh-Tiver- -The-:
broad Rauge:bas Ml IM ferajcliqjinadi;! icofe.
tract from Matrimony creek ('.wor mile
south of Leaksville,- to ihe Virginia' 4in.
lst Thursday, Ft 1 Jay and oalurday -were-
perhaps the ; warnics f daysj ot thmv
torn er, the thermometer jeaching. llO
ina anaao, .jjr-n-.loe Ureensoofo JWriol,
aany. nas easpenaea.xjuuucaiion , J. W. . ,.
Forbes, a younc lawyer of talent, assumes. . ,
the editorial chair of .the. weekly.'. V .
f-r jjaopury. , Jieporteri au 19 , re-
ported that Collector .Everett eays that he..-.
willretain-DO man in otSce undce hirn wtu, ; ,
drinks whiskey. If the report be trpo ,
fear there will, be none , left to telib lah-'N ;
-f-41.18 nara living up,, in tne rnonotaios
now. the blackberries and hn6kerbemes
bate dried ttb',ieo',th'fishe.',,ir.l8 ; ''
said that the Dan river 'Snd other. water -
courses in this secliou, never- wra know n : '
as low as at this time. - 'The corn croo -
h&$ not suiEered a great .deal up to.tbislime, km
bat the drought continncs ten days loDg
er.'it will be passed redemption cu upland.
MMPbroe iwi1riA 1 ' ..
tag feature of the fair at W idesbore ia tbe 1 1'
"bby s&qw"1o be had in .connection there- ,
witjb:' ;The nterprisidg" aiKf Aate'rtising
McjStnith anthxr;"z?s th Secretary to state f-i-u
tdak he will cive a Diano to the handsomest
fliopoe i vornes nave oeen: eugaeou. w
make music during Jhe holding of the fair -op
ine? 19tb aid 20th atd:' 21st inst. -i -; '
We learn that a colored youth of Howard's , 1
llty neighborhood ;wasr drpwned Jn' the ,,
peaa orime x.mie fluihycm'iast .Thursaay, 1 ' "
While iepathipgrrBrlou McAteefr:a !; v. .
tnivearll inht win - n't widow MrtAtpflr tf
thil place, Kt&s-thrown -frbiri- ajranaway '
mu8-.ons .iastT0saturdsy, ;resuiUn In ,thttt , '. t ,
bfeakiDg of .the bone of his right thigh. V
" 4- Wpldon . News-. If is . reported : ,
that last week three colored children riving
near uaston were taken, euctaenty w ana a.;;
phvecian beine sent for Pronounced them to
have" been poiaoned by eating blackberries
upon which locust had deposited Iheir eggs.. :
Thi children died. . -During a thunder
stotm 'last ' week two- houses in 8cotland ' '
ITeek were struck .by lightning... -Oae, tbe j. ;
coacn snpp or, Mr. j. x .. savage, too nre
buti was soon extinguished.- The other was
theidwelling of Mrt M- Hyman. , lie. .and rir.-
majwue jwere in in nouse, dui escapeu unhurt.-
M Pursuant to: notice. tbe ' com- '
hrittee met in Haiifnx Tuesday for the pur- . , .,
pose or i receiving hids - for 1 grading the
Scotland Neck v Railroad, a Tbd contract
Was let out for $25,009, and work will soju
be eommenced. - - - v ,
; -r- KinstOnitems in Tarboro South-
ernar:oTbe Itev'r J. Ji. Falkaer, ot the j
Missionary Baptist Church', has resigned .
his charge of the church here: and will re' ' '
turq to i home, in Virginia i the 1st of An- ; I. c
gust. . Last week a young man named '
Pate came to town to sell some cattle," and 7
made himself gloriously drunk, and started . .
home in the buggy with another drunken ,
white man, and a negro." On the way he o"
and the negro agreed to get down and flebt,:,. t v
and in the straggle .the negro stabbed him
in the.backl' He bled very freely,1 but went - i
home, and during the night put' bis bead
out of a'windQw, and ' the window fell on
his peek Unable to help himself out be ;
cause drunk, he remained there until some ,
one awoke and assisted him. He then sat
down, went .to .steep; suds .was; found next '
mornipg sitting agaijp8tctbc wall dead.... , f
t -k'Raleigb jtfews: Observer;. Y ester .
aay:mornmg as tne engine' on tne uxrord
& Henderson iRailfpad, with two fiat cars ; i ,
attached! was roucdins a carve cne and a
bslfj miles' from Henderson, it ran into a "
nana-xar wnicn was. being qsea py a squad :
of nien engaged in putting up the telegraph .
linelbetween Oxford aid Henderson. - Two :
CPlored men, who were, riding pn .the flats,-;
became frightened and jumped from the "
xsar.l'iGcf them o fell 'aeyprofauce '
comminuted fracture, which will aecessi- v , "
tate: amputation. "The. other was. only
slightly hurt. TbS band-car was entirely .
demolished, but the engine was uninjured.
"O Col. j Walter Clark and A. W. Hay
wood, Esq., will start Monday morning for
New York, and will, sail on tbe steamer
Batavia, of the Cunard line, on the 20th
inst , for i Queenetown. They will spend "
some montbsin England and on the conti
nent. - ;.--- X I:- - '
-Elizabeth City jEfconomtsf : In
the shade in this place the thermometer has -
stood at : 102. Nag's Head's seventy
guests are summoned - to their; meals by a -bell
from the wrecked Huron; - There1 '
will be a camp meeting on Chicamacomico
banks, south end, commencing Jaly 27th,
188L ; ---About thirteen miles of tbe k
thirty miles of the 'Eden ton extension has .
been graded eight miles from this end
andfive from Edenton. The succeES
of the Ki C & N;R. R. is without prece
deni .! Apart from: the flood of excursion -parties,1
who - keep -the7 road engaged
ahead, the freights from various 'points -have
been very large and remunerative, .. :
A meeting was held at Chapel Hill on '
the 28th of J une, to organize an i Associs- - -tion
bf the County Superintendents of Pub- ..
he. Instruction, and arrangements Were " '
made for calling a State Convention In Ra
leigh on the first Wednesday in September. '
Hyde county: The late rains come ex-s
actly to suit us, and the crops are stalwart
and finest of the fine. - - Washington
county news: Crops are looking well with ' '
prospects of a good yield.; Cotton' on light ,
land: looks well, but on stiff, land there is a . '
poor, stand - and it looks badly . ; Corn and
rice look well; wheat moderate.: ,- ,.: '
r Raleigh News-Observer. A por
tion of thei Auditor's report has been pre
pared. The total of State taxes for 1880, as
shown by the report, "was $455,089 42. Of
this amount we give tbe receipts from some
sources; as follows: On land $97,533 42;
town lots $20,762 03; farming utensils $12,
748 55; horses $7,552 22; mules $5484 98;
money on hand $4,268 49; solvent' Credits
$16,896 20; other personal property $14,
Ill 59; marriage licenses $5,561 10; special '
taxes for i Insane and Deaf, Dumb and
Blind Asylums $96,307 04; for Penitentiary
and support of convicts $96,307 04. j
T-jYesterday afternoon at 2 o'clock the
body of a, negro man was found lyingdead r
Jn the large field of Mr. J. W. B. Watson,
south of the city, sod near bis mill.-. Chief :
bf Police Heartt was notified of the matter, -: ;
and at once went out. He found the body .7 '
to ba that of Campbell Watkics, a resident-, . ,
of East Raleigh, whose age was about sixty . (
years. . :, He ia supposed to have died from
exnanstion. , .we notice in tne xtew
Orleans Democral of the 8tb tbe death of
Gen. R. C Martin, at Bertie, La. Gen.
Martin was a native bf Bertie county ,'N. C
Governor Jarvis returned yesterday
from Morehead, looking much improved in
health. . - The thermometer yesterday
did not record ' a higher temperature, than
98. Wilmington sat in the cool At 92.
On Monday, tbe Western North Caro
lina will be in operation as far. as Alexan
der's, with a schedule to that point. As
soon as the bridge at Big Ivy ' is completed
the road will run ioto Marshall sad will
reach there early In August. A thousand -hands
are - making ' remarkable progress.'"
- The. average hen has no reputation, as
a songster.! As a motherly fowl she is a
success; and in her - way of looking after 1
and managing her family can give points to .
many mothers who wear store clothes.
North Carolina is always np to the times, .
and has now produced a singing hen. : - Mr. '
Frank Stronacb, of tbe well known firm of
Strocaeh & BelO," while on one - ot his
periodical pilgrimages discovered this fowl,
and, becoming enraptured by her melodious
voice, purchased ber. ;For some- months
he bas been giving her lessons privately and .
i at last she has become a regular nightingale,
well worthy of so accomplished and sweet
voiced an instructor. .