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SOUTHERN jrKOSPBKITIT-IS IT
IMAGINARY t ,
to know that one of
the most fruitful topics of the day is
progress in the South. Every week
the industries of
the South come under our eye that
.are full of hope and encouragement.
We do not believe that the progress
is as great really as some enthusiastic
writers are disposed to take, but there
is nevertheless, veryj marked advance
meat and growth.! From time to
time we have essayed to show this
to giv,c at least glimpses of the de
velopment ' and 'progress in certain
important directions. V
The census shows
lation and ip prod
growth in popu-
actione, but .the
census fails to give the number df
mortgages and liens upon farms and
the indebtedness of the people. The
Star has already discussed with some
care this feature of the South; We
can not call it progress. It is a sys
tole m that is full of danger and will
eventuate in ruin if persisted in. But
for this bad feature in our system,
and the other reprehensible .plan of
making one or two crops and buying
all that is consumed or used from the
North, we might take up the song of
ts and see all in the
colors. We cannot find
prudence or healthy
growth in a system of farming by
mortgaging the plantation or the
crop to be grown, and then relying on
the North for all j that ' is eaten, all
that is used in the way of imple
ments and furniture and vehicles.
The South is working this year to pay
-I partly for what it owes for last year.
It is buying food and fertilizers at an
enormous per cent, just because it
has not the ready cash and'bas been
improvident and unwise. , ?;
But in spitej of jthese drawbacks,
merely hinted at, not elaborated, the
South offers great inducements and
attractions to tne capitalists and the
men of small means who desire to
farm. Speaking of the South the
the 15th inst.
"It ia beginning to be known that it is
commercially an untrodden country, pos
sessea or wonaeriul possibilities as to min
eral aDd agricultural wealth, attractive by
reason of its mild climate, regular seasons,
fertile soil, genial and manly population,
central location and easy of access to the
sea or to the inland centres of trade. Its
principal north: and south railroads pay
dividends, infringing the old rule that only
east and west roads pay. Nowhere in the
country is there more activity among rail
road men, whether in consolidating and
extending old roads or in building and
planning new ones." j :
f Whilst intelligent North Caroli
nians know something of the great
capabilities of our own State, and of
the immense .mineral deposits, these
are not known abroad to but few.
States, not comparable in the extent
of deposits and resources, hidden
and undeveloped 5 mostly as yet, j of
North Carolina, have made 'them
selves known, and have induced men
of large means to engage in their
development. There is a very en
couraging change within two or three
years in this State, and the prospect
now is that English and Northern
capitalists will make still larger in
vestments among oar people.; From
the Sun's interesting discussion we
copy another paragraph that views
the whole Southern field. It says:
"Kentucky is said to have larger coal
fields than Pennsylvania, and is far ahead
of all other States in the ; production of to
bacco. The coal, Iron and copper mines
of Virginia, Tennessee and North Carolina
are yet in the infancy of tbeir development.
The iron ore beds of Alabama are of vast
extent and of singular richness, with beds
or coal and Ifmestone necessary to working
close at band. It is claimed by gentlemen
who have visited these Alabama mines that
pig iron can be made! there at less cost than
elsewhere in this country. Birmingham, in
ibis State, a mere village a few years ago,
has grown into a considerable city, possess
ing numerous furnaces, one of which makes
about a hundred tons of pig metal daily.
The gold fields of Georgia and the phos
phates of South Carohua are sources of
wealth Comparatively untouched."
It is to the cotton -mills that the
South must I look for the largest in
crease in wealth. When the seven mil
lion bales of cotton are manufactured
mainly at home then will begin an
era Of SDlendld nrnsneritp r: Tlio
watch spring is worth twenty times
the ravr material out of which 'it i
fabricated. It is manufacturing bur
cottoo and, tobacco and woods and
irbn that is going to make the South
rich. ..The north , owes much of its
terests, .;- .v " -
We are glad to Bee ife mentioned
that English mill owners. are pur
chasing sites in the South; I This; is t
be encouraged y every i iwayf ..TJie.
South will havo grown prudent and
wise when it . will cease- to raise as
much LcMtoaatjdoeB, andhjeJt
raises its food, its cattle, its hogs, its
"on a lare scale," .It cannot; be
said to be either prudent , or
wise . or iu.ca heakby condition as
long as . farmingis carried qn by the
mortgaging system, supplies are pur.
chased on .. time at a tremendous in
terest, one ox two, crops,-, are. ( relied
upon only, and an excessive cotton
crop is always ;on hand. ; Said an old
gentleman to : . us once, whpia some
86 y ears of age and 'never aocumula;
led a dollar although a very indua
trious, : 8ober jman;? ''I jhave ljeard.
people say that they were one year
behind hand!: But I am always 'one -year
before hand. I am. working this
year to pay for what I consumed at
home last year." His case is the case
of hundreds of thousands of laboring
men in the South,, They 'J.ara in the
precise fix of our venerable friend,
they are working in 1881
to pay for
what they bought in 1880
class is not that far behind; they are
merely working now to pay for what
they purchased in the early part of
the year at a hundred or, two hundred
er cent. that ; they might live and
abor until tne Deginning oi iooi. ,-,
JIORB CQNCEURINO . MR. DAVIS.
The staff correspondent of the Phil
adelphia Press, MF, A. B.," has sup
plemented, bis elaborate ' interview
with ex-President Davis with some
additional facts concerning him, Mr,
Davis told him that' before! the war
he was in consultation with the Gov
ernor or : Mississippi endeavoring to
induce him ((to so frame bia message
as to prevent the Legislature from
anthorizing the call for a convention
to consider the question of secession."
Mr. Davis has been much misunder
stood and, consequently, ? much mis
represented as to his position in re
gard to secession. He was not per se
a secessionist. ' The Press correspon
dent says: ;- - - ' v" -
"Strong and aggressive as Jeff i Davis is,
he ia the bold enemy, more to be respected,
because always in the forefront, than the
silent foe who strikes at the Government un
der another name. The impressions left by
my visit to Mr. Davis show him in a better
light than many of our people will be will
ing to recogniza or can understand. Even
bis own people see the Vigorous, able man
with a will which does not permit dispute
or question; therefore you rarely see in the
States which be once governed those little
evidences of regard which are so lavishly
displayed upon the military chieftains 'of
the Rebellion.". j. . ,
Whatever Mr. "DaviiiV, personal
faults, and be has them,' of course, as
all mortals h aye, it cannot be . said
that he has any duplicity or selfish
ness ' or vascillating ? weakness. J A
strong, resolved, pertinacious, pure,
brave, open, earnest man he is ; such
a man as should be honored and ad
mired in an: age of corruption and
gil ded vice and ' wide-spread public
pr 38ti tulion. True to his convictions,
he has been indifferent o the igno
rant, malicious, persecuting assaults
of Northern editors and men, of the
quill, and has not stooped during the
sixteen years since he had a country
to Dandy epithets or expose the errors
of ; wilfully and blindly disposed
Southern men who could never ap
preciate the deep devotion of the
great Southron to - the - cause he
espoused finally, the singleness 'of his
purposes and aims, and the purity,
honesty and , high patriotism that
marked all he . did. ; Blunder, he
did, but Mr.1 Davis was' not the
stupendo s fajiore that it has
been the fashion among certain
schools of politicians in the Sonth
to accuse him of. : He blundered and
any other man in his place would
haye blundered. If Gen. Lee him
self had - been President he would
have offended some aspiring men, es
pecially some of the political Generals,
and he would have been abused by
certain papers. . - . : r ;
The Press correspondent eaya there
is a single declaration in the sebond
volume of the Davis11 work, that is
regarded as tbe kernel of the juvork"
In the portioDtf of i.tbe South he has
visitfed.;f li-i-! thisi-l- 'alveh'zh j wkr.
"Lee never contemplated surrender, and.
IP I. : , - :
ia language similar to that used by Wash
ington during the Kevolution, declared that
the war could be carried on to the moun
tains of Virginia for twenty yearA". :;-
- F. ; A; B thinks this is not the
only! passage that will provoke: much
discussion, lie gives this bint, that
seems to 'iudicate something to come
at onoe significant And important:
, "I ibink the evidence Is in hand that may
confound some of- Mr. Davia' iCritics. He
is evidently fortified with argument and
facts which make it reasonably fair1 to as
same' that the 'point which his Southern
critics have especially selected as the point
or asaault is not without a good defense.
DQNT DIE IN .;THB HOUSED
druggists f orRoughxOp B&U." i4l i clears
out rats, mice, Dea-bug, .roaches, vermin.
Fruit Growers was formed at Raleigh?-4
The purpose Was to advance
as far as possible jhe fruit growing
interest of the State. We have .reW
ceisedfrornCfe,! Wilson, RaleigbjJ
the Secretary, a' circular containing
questions which persons are request-red
to answer to whoai it isaenf. it
embraces a number of inquiries con
cerning Apples, peaches, . peap, eher-.
ries, plums, everbearing rnulberry
and grapes. , V by. the. i nqui r i ea ra r e
limited to. these kinds , of j fruit only
we do not know. Ine object of the
association is prats worthy. .North
Carolina is adapted specially . to f roit
raising,-and it. is, surprising that a
great deal mpre b as not bee n done
thin has been done. As we bad oc
casion to mention recently, so we re
peat, there is no S tate that excels
vt JTJ --ii;'- i t.i - 3' ie
iqrtu Carolina. in uie prouuciion or
the pear, the apple, the peach and the
The death of Tean -Stanley, of
Westminister Abbey, will cause re
gret in ; this ooontry as well as in
England, v His visit ' to - the United
States two or three years &fnc?; was
one of interest both to him and those
who came in contact with .him.' He
was of tho "Broad Churoh party in
the English E9tabliBhment,and was a
man of large and -generous " views.1
His historical works and his celebra
ted book of travels in "the" Holy Land
are' of much value, and distinguished
forj their , fine description, superior
scholarship, and eloquent style. : He
Was one' off the best' writers among
tW clergy 1 0f 1 his generation. ' His
last work theological has been out
only a few months. ' It has provoked
oonsiderablo discussion. A superior
intellect and a noble heart have been
Btilied'in death. " 'V-ii?' '; '-"M1 ''-'i
Dr. ; Bucke, Medical Superinten
dent of 'the London Asylum for the
Insane, says Guiteau is not insane
but a mofal idiot.' He thus de
fines it: r: '-?- ' k ' i, i.'i"-
, , "When a man is born deficient in
mental faculties we call him a fool.
If be is totally destitute of these
faculties we oall him an idiot. -When
a man is deficient in moral qualities
he is a criminal in nature - if not in
deed; if he is totally destitute of
moral qualities he is a moral idiot."
He says such "idiocy" may coexist
with a high degree of intellectuality.
He says a "moral idiot" has no feel
ing of affection and no conscience.
He .. feels no disgrace. He thinks
Guiteau ought to be killed. He says:
(He should be killed not as a pun
ishment for his crime, for he is inca
pable of understanding that be has
committed a crime.': Bat he should
be killed as a protection to society
killed just as you would kill a wild
beast or a rattlesnake. - You would
not kill a mad dog in punishment for
being mad and biting some one you
would kill him in order to insure the
general safety." , : i ' ;
lie says he has no respeot for life
and no compuootion is, in a word, a
wild beast with intellect. This is
about the substance of what Dr.
Bucke said. . ,
When Vennor predicts that July
would be marked with intense beat
and violent storms he waa close op
to the facts. Yen is . a tmrnp any
how. Now young man give us some
other sort. 'Here is what be says for
July from the 17th inst: 'pt-. .-. .;
"For week commencing Sunday,
17th, high winds; cooler wet, and
stormy weather; some very heavy
rain storms in both Ontario and Que
bec 20th; another period of excessive
heat on 23d, ?4th, and 25 tb, with se
vere wind storms. A deoided ceol to
cold change on the 27tb, 28tb, and
29th, with showery weather and se
vere storms, chiefly.in the ,West." -
: Washington is in luok agaic It
has another strictly first-class scandal,
This time it is a wealthy, distinguished
ex-General of the U. S. Army and a
pretty, petite, young widow The
injured wife made a raid, captured a
bundle of important letters, sundry
photographs, &o., whilst the gnilty
pair! were out strolling. ' The wife
was furious. " There will be possibly
another divorce case. Fashionable
society in the capital . of the Union
appears not only to be stirred but to
The election of , Miller is said to
have been the work mainly of V. P.
Arthur.' The Ad ministration organs
are j praising him.' Blaine fixed up
the plan, it - is alleged, with Arthur.1
Conkling is to become a sort of po
litical outcast. So the talk ia. .
BMKbi nd Able.
I Hendersonvilie Herald; -
The Wilmington Stab is one' of
the best daily papers in the State; It
is bright and full of news. ' Its edito
rials: are able and always appropriate
fioying shoes' for children's weal- with
the A. 8. T. Co. Black Tip 'upon them
means just this: shoe bills reduced one-half,
aqd neat toes until tbe shoe is worn out.
pareola can prove this by giving them a
lrlal.1 - r t-
"sfliUI I Bit
; . ' ; '- state. ',
. The development jAndgrowthf
the cotttiii interest ia Nsirth Oiroltna
is ot to' he overlooked
whe ag-ogly aeteyearlr.t
crop was but little more than 100,000
s.:f "In 187tf it had growirto 38,4
1880" Exceeded1 "this and more than
the iiieieasa of the cotton crop there.
is an increasH of . cotton .12
But the iporeae of tne latter is not
Dy a long way in proporiioo ; .10 ? iue
inqreasaof 'the former.' It ought to
bei .Every report from f the factories
1 Ji-i--(t1,'-;:F if U'sifyu-.Vl. . v
South of 09 lAjeououraging ; somef
the reports are astonishingly encour-
. ! Bat the strangest thing to us i abput
the cotton .crop hi ourStaW-w the
aisiriouiiou or proaucuveness. iuero
are counties like tJaaiberiana, rnqnt'
gon.eryt Bladen .6 osjow and Brnns-
WKlf that ,4 ought, to produce mucn
more cotton than they;do. j You find
oounties like Vtake, Johnston,, Meck
lenburg, even Cleveland and Gaston,
growipg a great deaL more of cotton
than you Would have .thought,; whilst
and other coantie? produce but few.
bales. The statistics show that nearly,
alii the 'counties produce tho great
staple, and that, most of the counties
are capable of doing a great deal(
more if the demand and price should
. " vi 1 . j ...j,.. .........
autliorizti it We can see no reason
for uot expecting the crop, of .North
! ! . -'.---' -- ; t
Carolina to reach somn time in the fu-
. ; i i . . . -
ture 700,000 bales. This will depend
on stimulating prices to some ex
tent. Wp must believe that plant-
, .i.-i't.i , v 4t.,K !.,..
ers j will .not oonlinue to , raise
cotton at an actual Joss. We , have
given j our views, at length on the
neoessity and wisdom -;6f a, variety
of crops .and . we "need , not say
anything further now. Supposing
that the cotton interest , of the State
continues to grow during the next de
cade as it has during the last decade,
good reason to expect
the crop to equal 650,000 or 700,000
by 1890 At any rate the State is
capable of producing that amount.
Elsewhere j we copy some figures ar
ranged by the Raleigh News- Observer
and copied from the New York
JFtnancial Chronicle,: - The Census
Bureau furnished the figures and they
are 'trustworthy. n ' .. ' r s '..
;The late Arthur Penrbyn Stanley,
Dean of .Westminster, was one of the
most noted clergymen; of his. times.
He was a voluminous author, had an
exceptionally brilliant career at Ox
ford, obtaining a scholarship, securing
the Nevington prize for a poem, took
a first class J in classics,' gained the.
Latin essay and tne theological and
English prizes. After filling the va
rious i positions of . select preacher,
secretary of the Oxford University
Communion, j canon of Canterbury,
regius professor of ecclesiastical his
tory at,.Oxford,r canon . of Christ
Churob, and chaplain to the Bishop
of London, be became Dean of West
minster in tha year-1863. The de
gree of LL. D. was conferred upon
him in 1871 by the University of St.
Andrew's. He will ; be & buried ! in
Great Abbey alongside of his wife. -
' OIHIPAIGN NBW8.
Nearly all of the colored people are
against Prohibition. " " . s ,
Charlotte Observer. ' ,
. James H. Harris, colored, of Ra
leigh, and R. M. Norment, of Robe
son eonnty, addressed 1 a large Anti
prohibition meeting.chiefly composed
of colored people,at the. United States
mint yard yesterday." " Harris spoke
about two hours and Norment about
one hour. They were, introduced by
Mr. J. J. Sims, a member of the ex
ecutive committee of the State An ti-f
Prohibition Association ! . ;. . v
u- ; i ; Chailotte Observer; i ffc'l -tif.
, : Gen R. D. Johnston - and ' Mrl T.
M. Pittman, of this city, addressed a
Prohibition meeting in Steel' Creek
yesterday. Besides7- at "other
points in -the county, a large Prohibi
tion meeting was held 1 at MoNeely's
Bchopl house, five miles north of this
city and near the section house on
the Atlantic, Tennessee' Ohio R. R.
Speeches were made by Col. John K.
Brown, Cof. J.' P. Thomas and Rev;
T; J, Kooke. r 1 :
- ' " Concord Sun.' 4; ; ."' '
Prohibition speakers" ought to hie
themselves to the bounty of Pamlico.
An Anti meeting was held there on
the 2d inst, attended by seven hun
dred voters, ojJree-quarterjUPL,the
voting strength of the pqafity'r--
The Anti-prohibitionists are holding
meetings now m every county in the
State. Local speakers do the talking,
except when; Jim ; .Harris. happens to
be present. jpO ur own'ppuntyjof
Cabarrus is iWmost thoroughly can
vassed coanty;:pf th. State, and .the.
earnest and .untiring ".effort 0 made
against jtvbiskey will meet its reward
in a decisive victory Orua very close
defeat;! Both sides hold t the- county
doubtful, ;ri Jm Karrjs, ;colAred,
delivers an Anti-Drohibition speech in
Conpord oh Tuesday,' the 2dlh of this
mooing -'-J ' v.viic.tjj-. yHii i
-' . , . ... )r. nr:
: 1 May the god work begun by 8t. Jacobs
.Oil continue until' rheumatism and neural -gia
have bees Vanished from the earth.
Albany (JS. r ) Press and Knickerbocker. .
4 - - .
Fum Census Import ia R-ileib New -ObJ
f : 6elV
yrrT.riif ,vl 16.481
Cartw, "j ,h 2.83tf ; : ' 1,014
4 Onslow, "a
-ir-ii t f - - f .
.14.605 1" 5.860
Bertie,: . r,..: ; ,
f ;19.455-.H ,7,290,
i ; Ti,117 ' 3.524
e -?;mv 18,855 zXr ftfioa 6,337-
' J f'51.880' 1 J ' 26,250
ft t 48.206 JOi ? i 16.661
: 21,603 , . v 1 7.78
Nasb.i v);:-,' ui.i
Wilson, . ,
Wayne, f r-tH
Duplin, 4 ; '
Sampson,-'.,, ' .'tif
Union, . r
Anion, V s: -Richmond,
33,103; 01 tho m
' 9,654 1 :;V...
16.346 a iir
19.090 ' ; .
, . 8,336
28,296 f -
1 23,195$. f
f Total.; x: ,
Madi3os, .. . - ;
Mecklenburg, MiteheU, ..
Randolph. . v ;n
Stokes, . :f
Wake, 3 :
Wilkes, -.-'y. .
A Seriona Charge
A'coliircd giil, nam.-d . Prances McEoy,
aboat fifteen years of J a,e, went before
Justice Millie, yesterday muijiug, and
made affidavit to the tllcl that her father.
John McKoy, who lives at what is kuown
as theLippitt place, on thi old New Bsrae
road, a short : dUlanco from IhU Jetty, had
been guilty of an asaauli and battery with
intent to commit: a namelesa crinu npon
her. McKoy was thereupon arrested npon
a warrant issued by Juried; Mlllia and or
dered to enter iotO a ja3li6ed bond io the
sum of f 500 for bis appearance at his effice
this moroing at 10 o'clock, for preliminary
examination, in default? of which, be was
lodged in j iU. McKoy l h said to be abou t
43 or, 4iyears of age." 'jx"'-' ' j 2t.J
Since tb3 above was written Rich;l ilc
Koy, a sister of the) above,' (h ia made affi-r
dayil before Justice Miliia of " ahmore posi;
tire crime being com milled by John Mc
Koy,; on or about the 15th of "April last, of
which she was the victim, and, on which
charge the defendant 'was ordered to be re
manded to jail,1 wUhout benefit of bail, to
await the action of the grand jury at the -approaching
term of the Criminal Court. ; .
;. ' TH8 PRESIDENT.
PEOGEES8 OF THE PEESIDENT TOWARD
I EECOYEET TTINTEEBTJPTE0.:
i 8y Telegraph to the Morning Star. " 1 "
. - ' OFFICIAL BOLLETET.'; j
Executive Mansion, July 20, 8.30 A. M.
The '-progress of he President towards
recovery cuotinnes uainterrnpted. , He has
passed a quiet night. Pulse .this morning,
86, temperatu-c 9S.4, tespiration 18.. ...
! i (Signed) D. W. Buss, '
J. iL. BABNES,
J. Ji Woodward,
.The following was sent this morning to
each of the Cabinet officers, by . the Presi
dent's Private Secretary:
Executiye Mansion, July 20,a A. M
There is a decided improvement in the
President's; condition ; this : rooming. - He
slept very well during the, bight,! and his
pulse at this hour is 86. which is lower than
at any previous time. Temperature and
respiration normal. The wound is doing
well and is discharging freely and properly.
The President's appetite is still; good and
great care will continue to be exercised in
hlsdfet. t;. -:-f'7: ..
' '' J , OPFICIAIi BCIXETXN. ) i ,:;-'':
; ExEcrjnvE Mansion, July 20, 7 P. M
The President'passed an excellent day. At
1 P.' M.V his pnlse was 88, temperature 98,
respiration 18. At the present time his
pulse is 78. temperature 99.6, respiration 19.
t Signed) v ;D. W. Bussi1'
i ' h -f U-J'i J. J t WOODWABD,
. n'f ' -' 'J4-Ki Babneb,..-
,-r -; ; f:2-q'i:?q;-;R0B;RKVBimN:J-
- Washington, July 20, it P. M. The
President has Improved steadily all , day,
and his condition to-night is in every .way
satisfactory, fie has taken more than the.
usual amount of liquid nourishment, but he
has been allowed no solid food piece (he
manifestation of the gastrip disturbance on
Monday, except toast saturated with-the
iuice of roast, beef or steak. ; His afternoon
fever,! which came on late to day, was very
lwht. and has at this naur- nearly aoated.
The-usual, amount ot sulphate of morphia
was ii aaminiaierea uypouermicauy . mi 9
eveniig, and 4he patient is now as'leep.'
All bis sy mmos arejis, faTorale as could 4
be desired. -! i ': r
H0R9FORn'ft Anm PHflSPH ATR A
rlefrefbing Drink. Horsford's Acid Phos
pbate forms as; excellent atlbstitttte' for
lemon iaice, and as such will; urniah a re
freshing d tin k for the siclc.r T-n V". y
. i rj '-.tt A? Li HALL..M. D.- -5
Haven, N.Y. , f.-.
';;. , . , 91
i-m $ '' 752 ; ?f ; ti&pHk 381
19.224 . : 7,437
j 30 ' ' - 12
; . ,1 6 : ....I .- - 4
ia.463 - 5,851
. 19.238 v-zts.-. 6.126
9.210 , . 3.905
- ; 3.779 : 1,553
V'1T,790- ;- r.. .v.;'). 802
. 1 16 10
:i 10.949 ' ;: 5 4 588
.0,559 , 2.535
f 283 . .114
9.281 r 3.627
11,603 ' 4.657
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; 8,882 f 3.988
5,290 ' 1,919
1,645 " ! ; ' 392
i ;593"-'; - -; 295
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9.679 , 2.079
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ABBEST! OF A i StPPOS D MUBDKEER
I J RIME
c Jmmitted iir
geobqiaJ m 187W
whits mas was aire fed in this citv
yeateTdayr by Officer T? dBuntioe, on
8Uspiciot of beings one Obadiah . Riss,
wanted jfor the murder of SM. N
(JornwelV of Jefferson corfntyf "GeVffia.
1 about. Tour years 8Z0. It aDDears that in-
leicsicu jparuea m oavannap, ny . somet
rnesBS received 'information that' Bow was
livng in -Sampfe oeunry;'in ihU Stale',
where u J was married about three nWntha
, g. s ThOj necessary v pspera. lor jua arrest
ana detention , were hereupon issued -aad
sent Vd the"authorlties of .Sampson. Upon
their1 receipt? tay 'thaf counlyV : Sowever ' it
was iscertainedftfut the1 inspected Individ
ual had suddenly Changed bid quarters to
was soon; ascertained, however, that the
setUnK Wirmlnglonr: The documents'
were Hbe drwardedj to this .city 'to Chief
.ofPojlcg 'tomb .WoadV:thsaioaV
.vpsstaoie iisanung, .whosooa' "bagge?, the
indlviduaanswen to tij description c&
tfie allegea murderer, and be was lodged in
luo wwuuij jau u, bwbiii lUHuer aeveiop-rients.-.Hlr-'th'i1
1 nieantimB proper an
thorities in Savannah have been teletapbed
to and requested; to ;.aen4 fsome one, to lden
tify the;.prjsW;; L'j-; t. ::
i. : The murdered map. Corn-well,. was, for-
meny a mercoant .01 aavannan. Out at the
time of the killing 1 was doing business at
isartow, us. Aoout midnigbt Vone. cpld
night in December. 1877. he store occu
pied by Mr. Cornweli and intone room of
which he resided, was discovered on fire,
and the 'flames -spread so rapidly that In a
short time the place was entire! v destroyed.
It was known that Mr. C. slept in the rear
of ithe ! store, and upon search beta?
made part of the charred remains of th
body was found in the.rujnaJ.t.was the
general opiaion that the store, had been
broken open; and fobbed and' then set on
fire to cover the crime. Soon 'afterwards
one McDaniel was arrested and confessed,'
implicating nve otners in the crime, in
cluding Obadiah Ross; and all but Ross
were subsequently, ; arrested. Constable
Bunting has a photograph of Ross, and it
suits the man he has arrested to perfection.
The man himself claims; that bis,, name is
J. H. Williams; and that he is from Lenoir:
coanty, where he has been working at his
trade of an engineer in various saw-mills.
He has been here about three weeks trying
io get worK. j ? iw t . j"
Not ibe Right niaa-J.
; Dfscliarged. r.:- -r.
4 Sheriff Driscoll, of jefEerson.'countya.,
arrived here yesterday, in. response to'a tel
egram, to view the prisoner, arrested. by
Constable "Bunting on suspicion of being
Obadiah Soas one of the alleged murderers
of Mr. Cruwell, of Georgia. - He visited the
county jail, saw the prisoner", and, after a
careful , examination, announced that -be
was not Obadiah Ross! The resemblance
between the two men is so close, however,
that the Bheriff says he does not wonder
that Officer Bunting arrested him for Robs;
that be would jhave been readily taken for
him in the neighborhood where the crime
wis committed, and that he. would.-have
arrested , him himself had he met hjm in
Georgia." The only difference between the
two men ' is in their height, the prisoner
being a little the taller. ' Both have
a , jfcar over
of j; a - knife
the hip, and
the - eyo, the evidence
or gun-shot. . wound ; ia
dyed . moustaches. .. And in
fact,! the prisoner was heard on one cc
casion singing 'a song which had formerly
beent a favorite with Ross. However,
Bheriff Drigcoll saidnewSB not the man;'
and Williams, as he designates himself, was
released from custody and went on bis way
rejoicing. Hisj wife has been tosee .him
since his incarceration. , .- .j , ' .
t)f: a verity j you ca inot ' al ways judge
from appearances. : 1 ! ,tl:''mli-"'i:'--,;--f?i
! ! m mm -' " ,: i
Aeeldeatai Drowniast .t y ;:v
We learn from Capt' Roberts, of the"
steamer D. Murchiaon, that a young colored
i . i i
man,? whose name he j did not learp, whs
drowned at whatjs known as Court House.
Falls, about three miles above Elizabeth
town, on Monday afternoon last. He was
in bathing withj some , otherjcolojed men
and lost his life bv heedlesalv ventnrino' he.
ydnd his depth in h"e FVllsV fais'iody was
recovered Tuesday: Deceased was about
'20ears oldi -i)t tb' .;- I- '4
v Mrr J. mardwick;'
formerly : of r1this
city; bqt now run&i&g a
farm h about two
miles and a half jbelQWiimington, on. the
old Newbern road, has pa entire acre of
his land planted in tobacco, wiLich'is under
the. immediate supervision of : Mr s.'.p.
Hard wick, his son! . TbelobacCo is-now
excellent condition . acd is looking finely,
the leaves being nearly three feet long and
fifteen inches wide.- Judging from present
appearances, in the opinion of . Mrt Hard
wick, tobacco will prove a more profitable
crop in this section than 1 either cotton or
rice. . ! At any rate, Mr.S H. is cvery, wel
satisfied so far with his experimeat. 1
Ballroad Iron In Bond. jm"
The two cargoea of irbn- for lhe Cpe
Fear Yadkin Valley Railroad, wW&b. a?r;
rived l here recently on - Jnorwegiau
barques Soslerk an6L.m from Newport,
Eng., have, we npfer8taBd, been placed In
bond. Io bthf'words, it ia held in'respon
sible bands. 6 await the payment pt the ne
cessary pnport duties to. the government.
The kbn.is now being, landed! "and; will
doubtless be forwarded: to Ks destination at
an early dajr. ; There are two or three more
cargoes on the, way," which' will 4'ikewiae be
bonded on its arrival., It is exbected that
there will be some six of eight cargoes alto-
s-We are requested by Rey.Wi jltf Kenne
dy, pastor, to.,atate that, he ,,nextusion
meeting of this Association will a afeld at
Ciley's Creek, Pender . county,, on Friday
the 29th Ihst.' Brethren will be met at Rocky
Poiot.i Friday morning, by conveyaifctea to
A8 A FUSE; JUSp EBTECTIVE HATE DBXSSINa.
Tft HV HUT anivmre. nn unra; vnvrn t
thirty ypari tt has been'a avorUeirj the
peopja an4;,Jeaeruwitaithea Th
name I'CocoApjB?, become iMaluahltt
property. Barnett i& Qp. 3Jjuva estahlisbeill
law,1 Una protecting thjB pobilo aod .them
aleB,ff9m.jnWo4rif';frBAt f kty: ,
The superiority p PIijbnejx'j FiAYJtINQy
x.XTRACTa consists in theia . serf ect nnriiv
liaad great strenth, . Vj:ug v
Kaleigh.. Vmtor: , Gov. Reid
is gradually improving. H;s mind is cler
and the difficulty"be"vief1encedTo utter'
ance has vaiiished-l He now walks about
with ease. The N. U Local Ministers'
ConfereDce aweltthannualgeBsiD) will con
vee at RbcklbghamRiChmond count v n
r? J 1 "uiy ." L-aoeroetliy D
f) l President; I-. Branaoo, Secretary . Thi
jMiumirr' rqu -visitora will get lickeis
mastof the roails at rvri ana A rat .a .
fi: Greenville ifibmrShertS War
rti has travelled fa Falkland Relvnir p...
i tKlhs and Greeoviile; tqwoabipa ;tbts week
u u aaya - crops or au aioda are better
than Ihaytneverwenhem at lh is season
M the year."- In Swift Creik Town
sbipvrnear PittmaB'a Mill. MrOrphy Blaml
iifprms us thefo- $ ao,; organ tzad band of
perados who ire terrorizing the citizens
bvibreakieg teio-houses" aid xommittiDe
allfiorts of depravations? .
the thunder star hi of vesferdav mnrninir it. .'
I lyrbtBing struck the resideuee. of Solomon
f Heddick, situated iu the ?boUooa opposite
JoaaOri'S vnurdh, on South . Front street
The stroke descended upon, thejehimney '
'Which, together with the fireplace, in the :
lower room it demolished, and; seriously
stunned Reddick's wife and threa children,
Whp fortunately, however, soon recovered!
77--The. kitchen attached to a house in h& i
notlhwestern part of the city f was also !
Mrck,t but sustained ho 'further damee
tian the partial destruction of the chimney.
:f tek&r$&e?pk$. Ei Bob
bit! was thrown from' a buggy on' public i
square, Wednesday, and paiDf ully bruised !
by 1 two wbeelsClf lhe tvehicTeTryu piyfl k I
over bimt'isuA Jveyvl eveWC--eCi
passed over this couDty jjn-Tueoday. The
wind i was,r8irong,7 and ia some parts the
raid was heavy. At. Mr. Daniel Le'zjr's
1 we 'learn that there was not a single fruit j
tree letti' in"ma orcnarq. ' The lightning 1
kllled'-borse belonging to Mr.' W. R. Self,
aod a' cdw belonging to the estate of the
lateMnj. Jo3ephrBost."TBe same day" a part
bftbe roof 6fitho Eagle Hotel in Asbeville
was blown off. ., , s , ,
.Concord Sun'. The number of
deal bsTn 'this county is distressiner. A good
deal of 'aiekness ; preva'Us.3 Cholera infau
lujnis carrying off the children, while the
old people-are dying from' various cauets
fTba Germaos who were, released from
quarantine camp a week or two ago, hnv.!
seuea aown to worn -.ana are proving l!u m
eelvbs useful citfzns. . ,Tne men ate break
jng stooe to macadamize Depot street
lhe women do washing rThey underaiaod
bowi to work and do. it,we!l. ; r The new
brick church building for the colored peo
ple, adjoining lhe seminary on Depot stree',
is rapid Ijr being Jtoished. - It will be quite
stylish and attractive.
" ' Charlotte ' Observer: " They tell
of an engineer on the Air-LiDe who saw a
fire ia a brick kilo, some distance ahead of
him,1 when approaching Gastonia one .night
last week; and thinking it another train be
reversed his engine and raniback tor Lowell
before stopping. ' The small pox esse
at Concord cost the Rl & D. Railroad Com
pany about $1,200, the county f $150. and
the town $185. -- Some of our bicyclists
are practicing with the intention of enter
ing themselves for the race at the State
Fair; A $90 Columbian is the prize offen d
for the contestant who makes the greatest
speed.. j .Reports irom various sections
tend to show that the rain of Friday was
pretty general throughout the country.
Goldsboro Messenger: The re
port of Col. Holt. President of the North
Carolina Railroad Company, shows the fol
lowing receipts, expenditures and debts t
the company up the end of the fiscal yenr,
ending May 31, 1881: Receipts from all
sources, $271,810 85; expenses for the yenr,
including amouuts paid insettlement of old .
Claims,' expenses of Directors and Finance .
committee, , legal expenses.-, and -amount
paid interest on debt, $26,706 47; leaving "
balance Of $244,634 $8; which ba? been
applied to the payment of divideods, &c.; '
total debt of the company reported -at the
last annual meeting was $395.701 38: the
jwesent debt is $377,24)3 38; from which
deduct assets, as shown by the Secretary's
$102,062 12; ' and we have the
actual debt unprovided for $248,141 26.
j Raleigh News'- Observer: Yester
day Anderson Jones and Lily Ilwrria. boih -dusky
denizens of a settlement in Panther'
Branph i township, were lodged in jail for;
fighting. ,The man was badly cut. It Bp-
peats from the woman's statement that the
man "pecked her oo the head wid a mck .
and 'she cut him wid a razor." v-r- The
first conTicti6n -under the iBeren"'law for
the prevention of : cruelty to animals eetrs'
to halve occurred in Martin ccuoiy, where
Stewrt-Rpgers,' colored, was tried before
Justice .J,lL. Ewell, last, week for killing
his mule by knocking it on the bead with a
fence rail, and on conviction "was fined f 25. '
, The i following notice bas.boen . sent , .
out from the office of the Western North
Carolina Railroad, hi Salisbury On and af- 1
ter Monday, 18th inst., the passenger trains
on this road will run throueb to French
Broad -depot, i. e., Alexander's, 10& miles
west pt ABueyille. , IJipbiheria is pre
valent iiri the country a few miles north of
this City, but-in a mild form. fiJ - ' M.
Win8tonEeafer: That dreaQful
disease and child-destrover. dicbtheria. has
made) its appearance in the neighborhood of.
Kernersville. ,! We learn from the ttws that
My, Jas H. Frasier.oear Love's Church.has
lost the third child one dying on the 8lb,
one on the'l2th and one on the 15th.
Such an evening of sorrow and distress is
not often-witnessed in the history of our
town;as was Sunday evening. lasf.' The oot
going train bore ofl-theTOTpiHrot'a young
wife, land therincomingtrain trough! ia the .
remains of budding youlbf LewJsville
notes: Wheat is all safe in the barn. and the
crop is considered the best tn several years.
Oats, though short, are.igoodijn the bead. ',
'Tobacco growers have not had much
yet thirsea&dti tv encourage them, plants
have been scarce, and many that aKt -
nave djed. .The-' noroed worm appeared
weeks ago. wd altogether the outlook is not
nromiaiot ' . -The awlne piacue"has da- ,
tryed a great many hogs in this township
and along the) Yadkin river. : W v
There ijwas a show at Franklin a M
few days ago.and a free fight followed. The
fight began in a store and drifted into the
street.; Whiikey started - it. ! The Reporter
says: f 'No sooner, did .the news reach the .
lower part of the town than the vest crowd '
around the show tent in one seething mass
moved up the street to the scene of .strife.
Private patties attempted to 'stop the fight .
traf Htbe . intoxicated t parties l swore they
wottld not be arrested that there were' not .
men'4 enough in town to arresi tbem, and
they defied aU authority. : They- seemed to
Want to fight everybody who came in reach, .
which caused a general fight and riot. At
the first N.i AUmaC, proprietor of the
Railroad House, was knocked in the bead
with a; hob 'handle'for 'putting One of the :
parties put xtf, . tha. stare,. , Mr. Allman ret
ceived tbo worst wound, which was severe,
bdt ! net ; considered ' serious. ' Others w ho :
wre hurt more or less.. were' Parker Berry, :
Bud, Kihsland. Judge Hueg'ms, Reuben
Leatherwood. Weimer Penland and brother
and William EUmpre. The sbcriflM Jaborr -i
ingunder the mistaken idea that a man
I Cftnld not. be s arrested without a warrant,
made ho.. arrest, until some; time after the
fighting had ceased. The Penland brothers,
wbos are said to;ave -done most of - the
fighting, are in jiil, and Parker Berry,4
,WiUiam Ellmore and Jack Ellmore were
rejeasecLnjborid. v nm i4 i ft 4 r. a -
rnBCLtNEf OF kAN. Impotence ;Vf -mfadYf
Mnib for i ital. funcUoov-; njervous
weakness sexual debility, &c.i cured by
WeUa'jHeSUhRenewer. $1.' At Druggists.
Deppti J. 0. Muai; WilmidgtoB.if ji
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