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, CENMJ NT.4TINTICS.
In .1 860 the cereal crops aggregated
1,229,039,610 bushels. -Four years
after they were 1,387,295,523 a very
small increase on account of the war.
In 1880 tUey reached the enormous
figures iii -2,7 14,602,6 81 bushels -an
lisurfttHe of 96 per cent, in one de
r.aijf. M ew England, increased 2
nr c.tMit., Miditie States 11, Soulherti
48, VVeHtfril"i36, and Facsnc btates
Hint lVrritories lid. Of the total
ried 70 per cent, j belongs to the
iYit-ni oiaien. juiu. xuuiaun. xiif
i. dir., Michigan, Missouri, Wisconsin,
Iowa, Minnesota, Kansas and Ne
liraska - lien States4-raised 1,920
218,085 bushels in 1880, an increase
of 136 per cent, in ten years. Two
Smies. Maine and New HamDshirei
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ntcl ne territory, New Mexico, show
uecrease ui prouuciion. in . luu
N'v England States during the lastj
t-eniy years there has been an in-
-rul a werea8tf in corn of 7.85 per.
Tlje South during that time!
hut 5.52 increase in wheat.'
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0 her great sections have gone!
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The increase
it ih MTmtttj Stales In - corif dnriltg
Km Itikit.fjiia vooro Id
2.08; in wheat
2. In the Southern States, 49.73 iu
rn, 44.94 in wheat.
In the West
corn, 67.79 in
pit: 3,500 men engaged regularly jn
he Gtihini business.
v We can( see no occasion for apologyj:
i t he part of Mr. Cyrus W. Field
r proposing to raise a fund for Mrs4
iartield aud her children. Some .of
iur Presidents have died poor and
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oaie or two almost in want, l no Jrresi-
lit, however grateful will ' be too
ijjUnly and self-respecting to be oon-i
itolied improperly in hia action j byj
tfose who1 contribute to the fund.;
Mr. Field has deemed it necessary to
publish a letter ; in the New York
'Mines justifying his course. . He says
il the point: , . ' -r. ;s ;
"He de-uii. morener, such a provision
rilressnry and commendable ia view of be
nl'rtiflcauon suffered by Mrs. . Lincolb,:
nfl.- r iiio ksaaseiDation ' of ' her hnsbaad, in
Lvin; her caao discuaaed in Coagreas aodj
iii be pi pern, coupled with the - paltry cai
ciBtiiion how much or rather how little.
eiifliDg with merely the allowance of the!
reii of thai one year's salary : and 'tbe
frfukiog privilege 1 This.' addaMr. Field,'
lha all that a Congress which yoted $30,-:
000 for Lincoln's funeral expenses could
gie to lb support of his- widow. ; This!
small provision was soon exbauBted, and
bve years after his death, as if from very
sbime, Oongreas voted - her- a pension of .
$3000 a year. Thus Blowly and grudgingly )
di tbe nation provide for the widow of its'
in&tyred President." '
md now
Senator-elect Miller ap
. man of liberal view's
pears as . t
towards jlhe South.
He is repre-
seated in tbe not very credible Now
x otk j.rwune as saying recently ot
thl campaign of 1 1$80: if
'iCertain men have remained at the head
of fiie Republican, party in this 8tate solely
'y peeping; alive tba -Southern question,
Yetr after year the speeches they have
mule and the political pamphlets tbe v have
baJ printed have rang the same tune of L
uisfuat in tbe Uooib. L.aat . fall they
adopted the aame .old -policy. , I received
pnnlpblet after pamphlet charging all sorts
of filings in I the South, . but - tbe people
wold not read them. ' The Southern ques
'ioifwas a9 dead as JuliU3 Csjaar.". ... , . j
Webopo thenew Senator will torn
out! to be a sound prophet,' and that
tbeiSouth may have rest
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The New York Legislature yester
dayj elected Lapham to fill the bena-i
toroil vacancy created by , the "re-
sigtlation of Conkling.t Miller and
Lapbaml What a pair to represent
the treat Sta.t of New York in the;
&euteof the United States. Inlet
lectlially, fgnkies- Tomi; Thumbsj
anything and 'everything that is Ve4
mote from greatness.
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VOL, XH.
? ygfhl tvm ; t 'cotreet errors,
htorlft9ib5ryiso. It is sJ easy
l9: tl !9l(iair,rrtorand it is so easy
evef.- Axfcea!fqafiAr& idl bo immortaL
NoY rJie: Charleston News.
and WieV.Jgbt .the! dato wrong as
to; yttf secession, of Nrorth Carolina.
Aux-Jejadeot Davwj who lofes the
tjaillrfarlen ; uierrrs,;some of
.whieb l;has sews aod' which be will
cofrect ;wUlfngly fn his next edition.
His error as to the electoral vote for
President in i860 ' has been nointed
out in the Star by a
well informed
bcoreetdi It is important to do
iKsirfPW! error Uyes
u Rurii H to die. -It ts like
wire-
grassTamobg other grasses. It
flourwfads to the detriment ofrath.
t-I the eventful winter of 1860-61
the General Assembly of North Car
olina directed Jtbat : the question of
"Convention or "No ' Convention"
should be submitted to the voters of
the State. Alluding to this fact bur
fiisnd Montford McQehee, Ecj., in
bis (xcellent sketch o( the life and
character of the late William A.
Graham, uses the following expres
sion ;i "The doctrine of isecosaion met
.with little favor in North Carolina."
Again: "The people at the
polls
pronounced ; with great unanimity
against a Con veulioh.,r ' ' 1
i : Mr.- McGehee is in great error as to
the last rental k. It i, however, a
very wide spread error. The actual
vote on that occasion, taken from the
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official figures, (Governor Ellis's let
ter book) was as follows
No Couveution. ....... ..
(Jonveotion.
46.603
.-...45,409
Mdjority against Convention. . . . 1 194
These returns do not include the
vote of Davie county, which, if il had
been received, would have increased
the majority t against' Convention to
05 1. -Surely there . is no evidence of
"tlie great unanimity against Con4
veutiou" that our frien'd supposes.
The vote was some 0,000 less than
in the preceding August election,
when it was about 112,500. This
shows tudifference at least. Proba
bly those who1 did not vote were di
videdui the same ratio as those who
did vote. There is nothing in the
election l to warrant the prevailing
opinion now that the : "doctrine i of
secession met with little, favor
North Carolina" at that time.
in
as
i The people of North 'j Carolina,1
an abstract question, did not .prefer
secession. They were devoted to the
Union. Theyneverwould have se
ceded if the States, South r of ns had
not gone but and formed a Southern
Confederacy. '- North Carolina' hesi
tated . long' before k Bhe : entered ' the
Union j she hesitateclioog before she
undertook to retire from the UnionJ
paotionsly she' considered 'the qaes
tion of accepting the Constitution
cautiously 'she - considered the great
question of sex&dragfrom the Union.
In 1860 thero twas not a - very large
secession ecntiment in the State we
- apprehend." In 1861, : when the eleo-
tioiTreferred to above was held, there;
was a very strong sentiment. . Oof
people knew lhat there was great
moral force in numbers; They recog
nized the - iiptftahee-of taking our
stand among the Southern sisterhood.!
Once v resbfvedf upon secession they
determined eJike an : heroio people!
who loved liberty1 better than life to
be a power ia the conflict. She voted
112,500 in I860.' She had over I24,-:
uuu in me war.i j. , ;
' ; TftSl VieSf rHWUOBROV.
The crisis through which tbe Presi
dent is passiRg, ahd we rejoice ' to
believe sucoesstaUyy&asr called atten
tion to one faibt of which parties have
been very.f neglectful. .1 It is the
araeter arid antecedents 6V the
men nominated for the Vice Presi
dency. Heretotdrefn many instan
ces the; sepopd : place-on i the ticket
has been regarded of so little lmpor
tAboe th'atrnferror men or mennotin
harmony with the; views of the nomi
nees for tbP residency, have . been
selected. -Botnpartres have, done
this. . John Tyler deserted his party
and overturned all of - the; calcula
tions ofvtheWbigs who bad eleoted
him. Andrew Johnson, ran counter
to the views and wishes of his own
party in 187:"He first undid what
the admirable 4naola Was trying to
do when be aa-assassinated, and
then, ' after two years,' he began to
nndo what lie bad?3poe7 himself Hj
hki hjtfhis course jrveithef theoonfi
dence of the South nor the confi
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V ; L - WTTmrTNTOTT. at n ,T?pmAV JTTT Vi 90 iiefti . . ! i. V TMO 89
dence of the North- It is urged that
the Republicans blundered ? in ' the
same way. in the nomination' of
Colfax with Grant, and so with Wil
son for the second term of Grant
The Philadelphia Times Bays?: f -' j ,
"Colfax was named with Grant Does
any man doubt for a moment that he would
have carried out a policy diametrically op
posed to Grant's had he succeeded? Wil
son waa next chosen. Hia protests against
Grantwenron record almost the first day
he assumed office. The Democrats followed
faithfully; the same bad practice. - To say
nothing ' of such opposites as Blair add.
Seymour, Pendleton and McCteHap tp$y
joined two such extremes as Hendricks arid
Tilden."- " ij, 14
We J may ' hope 1 that both parties
will learn something 'from 'the pasj:.
If Garfield were to 'die '"everyt One.
knows that Arthur would at once
change the whole policy of ' the p'rej-
sent Administration, ana commit .na,lrequiEes.cverthe9Q jmprsbaalitUes4ifiH
party to aline of action opposed dia
metrically to that which has been
pursued thus far. It is believed that
the friends . of : Garfield would be.
turned adrift in almost ; every in
stance, and that to all intents . and
purposes the Government ; would be
administered in . the .interests of
Grant and Conkling and Arthur. , .i
, Surely, such an experience such a
threat of danger should : be instruc
tive should serve as a . warning.
Common sense teaches that in select
ing two candidates, one of whom may
succeed the other, as has been the
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oase three times, therehould be con
cord, unity of views and plans and
common devotion to the success of
the party as well as to theproBpenlv
and happiness of the country. i
aesiGDiiTOBaii depression f
There is extraordinary depression
in England in agricultural industry.
Lands have been . sold' recently, for
less than one-third what they fetched
a few years ago. -The great North
west produces corn aud wheat at such
low rates that it can deliver it in
England at less cost actually than it
oan be grown there. There is a scheme
to try to revive agricultural industry
on the joint stock plan. Several
wealthy noblemen propose to raise a
capital nf $5,000,000 and to lease on
long time farms to be worked by care
ful managers. ' By this means it' is
believed that the produoing proper-
ties of
greatly
the land can be enhanced
and-much land now unculti-
vated can be. brought into use.
The
Louisville : Courier-Journal , says ' of
this plan of Lord Derby and others:
"If this arrangement will result in hand
ing over to the plow the thousands of acres
now inclosed for deer and hunting purposes
by tbe English lords, there is no doubt the
agricultural depression will, to a great ex
tent, pass away. ' There ia land , enough
lying idle in the United ' Kingdom to sap
port the whole population; but too much of
it is locked up for picturesque purposes n"
; The distress among the tenants
and poor laborers is without excuse.
While the noble audlioh'are indulgj
ing their asthetic tastes aud fondness
for pleasures ; and games, j the work
ing classes are pushed to the wall and
thousands of them can gain with' the
hardest labor scarcely enough to keep
soul and body together. But there
is still the difficulty of cheap producf
tion that the farmers of England and
Scotland have, to 'contend against.
When American wheat and Ameri
can beeves, can i be 'sold -.in s English
and Scotch-tdwlisfor less money
than they can -produce them, what
then? Will not the cash buyers pui
tneir money ; where ' 1 the " rood is
cheapest where a. givenf ; suml, will
purchase the largest quantity ? ,
South Carolina is being , helped , i4
the matter of immigration by Castle
Garden, j The executive officer of thaj
place, Mr. Jackson, is selecting as.fa
as he is able to do sol families . who
are sent South. y He renders this, ser
vice gratuitously.. The Superinten
dent of Immigration for Sdutn Caro4
lina;2 MrEdward " M. s Boyfeln,fiis
made special, arrangements . by wtiich
immigrants are transported fromj
New York to Colombia, at $10 each
for all parties of ten.' But there lhas
. i- . n . f i
been no provision made . for "their;
laaintenance op arriyal and of. course
there.mustbeimore or less discom
fort.' 5ris h'--j J. ., un.. !
r,i
The excessively bat weathef the
world over is exciting quite naturally
fears that' epidem!caT'bf sioknei Jayj
prevail 4 tfhe yellp w, fever if slibwiug
itself in tmany places apd the1 South;
will be TOryTfartcsaBif - it escapes.!
The best plan is tovput yournouse in.
order before hand Is the sanitation
of -Wilmington jsuch as it should1 be?
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' John Lf Stanfordsof Duplin, 4s
announced aa "one of the Speakers' to
canvass Wayne: county sgainss jiro-
hibition. I
liiBRIOIt Y AI.L, ABOVHO.
The efeat of Roscoo 'Conkling is
very 'complete. M It is true the ' two
men chosen in place of himself and
Plait" ir4 ordinary' mortals, but this
fact ral..er increases the humiliation.
If two tlrong men like Evarts could
have 'bebn electe'd the heaviness' of
the fall.wouldJia(n. been broken, and
thetaki consequent thereupon would
haVe been less ; intense. n The fact b(
the inferiority of Miller and Lapham
is sot denied,; we believe, , The PhU
odelphia American an. able i inde
pendent i Hepublican r, somi-weekly,
sajfljof Miller:., - !, t, , ;ji
,-"iife have. nothing againstjMr. Miller px
cept tbat he is too small a man for the of
fice. " Wetfilieve him to be ad hohest man
aqd a cossistent Cbriatian. But the mem
bershin of the hicthest council of the nation.
while it needs such Virtues as these, anxL
liant gifts separated from them, calla also
ior tbe nnest culture and tbe most brilliant
leadership the party has in its ranks. We
do not blame the newer Western States
that (hey do not send such men as Mr.
Evarts. ; Under the absurd restrictions im
posed by tho Constitution, they have to
send such as they have, fe But when the bid
Commonwealths have such men and send'
them not, they are unfaithful to their stew
ardship and to the nation." : j - i Ai
i. We are pleased to hear that Miller
is a i Christian , and an honest man.
Those qualities are better than great
intellect coupled; with! great vices.
Wei would always ; prefer a man like
George1; Washington for any post of
honor and -: responsibility ; to Lord
Bacon, ;. Kti'-4'::oA-' X---: u y .;lf
."The wisest, brightest, meanest of mao
,. kind." V .;- 1 I- i .
It is.to be regretted that an abler
man,of whom it could be said he was
a "consistent Christian and an honest
man," could not have been found in
the great ptate with its five million
population. Is there a dearth of
high talent in New York? ; It would
seem sol ,When the American un
dertakes to designate men of the
first rank it is driven to name Evarts
and Wheeler, the lone fi-iherman. Lap-
ham
is
not a man of conspicuous
We hope he U "an honest
ability,'
man" also.; ' ' "'" ' ; -
" Conkling, by his own unwise and
arrogant course, has brought the! de
feat and humiliation" upon himself.
He undertook far more than ' be was
able t) compass , He has ' found out
that an Administration, with ' six or
eight thousand offices for distribution
among his Own party in his own State,
is far stronger than any one I man,
bucked by all of the machine manip
ulators of large experience and ; con
stant practice. He will go into in
voluntary retirement. He will learn
a lesson he will never forget in the
rugged school of experience. Out of
7 -T
omce.he
political
will be able . to regard the
outlook from a standing-
point somewhat new t0 him. , Conk
ling is a man of superior abilities. He
is credited by political foes with ho
nesty as to jnoney matters. His hands
are clean. ; He is the ablest politioal
manager in. his party. He is too able
to be kept down. -.We have pq doubt
that he will come to the front again in
his State and become the leader of
his partyirHowtjan it be otherwise
with such leaders aa Wheeler, Miller.
Lapham, Piatt and Arthur ? : These
are the representative men of the Re
publican party in New Yorki and
Conkling has more : brains, more, ca
pacity i for management than all of
them combined."!-": " ! 1 i r
The attempt to destroy President
Garfield has had a happy influence;
no doubt, in bringing about a patched-up-harmony-in
the partyJ It is said
ihat the relations of Vice President
Artbu with ithk -Administration is
inuoh' morel satisfactory than it1 has
been, and that the same sad event
brought this about i The circum
stances of the last ; three weeks, have
brought the Vice President in more
intimate association with the Cabinet
and henbl a better feeling isr; said ? td
exist Ther American, ' in another
editorial, 4bus refers to ; the recon
ciliation:: Va'n-H
i Thete have been opportunities for mu
tual explanations, and assurances, which
would hardly have been possible except in
the humanizing shadow of the great Calami
ity which has taken the edge off so much
of our parliaanship. There Js,no ' need to
assume that Mr. Arthur ia less fervid, tbaa
before in any of bis personal attachments;
or that be has changed his views on any of
the Questions of . policy which divide the
f more from the less reformatory sectiofal of
the party. W about any suca change it is pos
sible to believe the Vice President has come
to see" certain acts of 4 his own and others
during , the past three months in a light
somewhat different from tbat in which they
appeared at ' &e' time, and ; that if some
things had to be.done over again, be would
take at least a less public part in them,
Kothing, We believe can have helped Mr.
Arthur to this new attitude more, tbaa did
the prospect of bis own" accession to the
Presidency through such an act as this of
Guiteau, and under circumstances , so paln--fal
t6 himself.-I" "" '
, Teare concerned that out .k a
that has happened Jthe' country - shall
be benefited Let there be recon
mm mm
ciliation in the Government and in
the Republican party.in New; York,
but let there bo peace between, the
South and the North.' Tbe President
will have a splendid opportunity to
make a great and endeared name by
becoming the Pacificator of his coun
try by restoring to the discordant
sections fraternal sympathy acjd!
18 'There is one interesting point 'that
arises How will tho election of Mu
ler and Lapham' 'affect the strength
of parties in the United States House?
There are four vacancies1 from New
York! now caused by the death 4f
Fernando Wood Democrat thd ''ap
pointment1 of llevi P?- Motiofi '? as
'Minister to France, and the election
ol Miller and Lapham to the SVnal
When ClefkAcdams c4me'lD6oirair-''
ize the House how will the count 'of
names be ? - Thet Washington Post
says the Democrats will 1 have the;
majority But is this coirrect
. A correspondent who lives in Nash
county and who has attended , nearly
all the recent meetings, writes us that
the anti-prohibition majority, in that
county will be immense. . In fact he
estimates the vote at nine to
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against prohibition. ; -
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Ballots may be either printed or
written, but must be on white paper
witBout device of any. kind. "' This la
the law. .- jj -) ; :.' '
We do not believe a county Can be
named in the Cape Fear section that
will give a majority for prohibition.
Do not forget the day of election
the first Thursday, which is the 4th
day, of August, j
Epithelioma, the disease Ben Hill
is suffering with, is only a doctor's
big name for cancer , of the mucous
membrane". It is very dangerous, ,
Personal Crops In iba Weil-Frobl
bltlon &e. , . ..... -
I Maj. John W. Danbam, who has been
absent ia the western counties for a month
or two past, has returned apparently much
improved in health'. He gives a rather .dis
couraging account of the crops in' much of
the region he visited, which have' suffered,
materially from the long-continued drought
in that section: . West of the mountains be.
says the crops appear very good, but in the
Piedmont section, especially in the coun
ties of Iredell, Mecklenburg, Gaston; Lin
coln, Davidson, and in parts of South Car
olina adjoining those counties, the crops of
all kinds are almost literally destroyed by
the dry, hot weather. In fact it is doubt
ful if on any of the lands in that region one
third of a crop is realized. ! - ' i
In portions of Mecklenburg it was stated
that there had not been . a seasonable rain
kince the first of January.' Beginning with
Anson county,' coming in this direction,
however, the crops are very fine. ' '
t Major Dunham says prohibition, pro and
eon, is being canvassed very vigorously in
the West, and both sides appear equally
certain of victory. J
Deatn ot a Former Wllmlnetonlan.
!..A' telegram from- Capt C, S. Ellis, for
merly ot Wilmington, but now a resident of
'Savannah, Gs., received here yesterday
morning by Mr. Wallace H. Srdn an
nounces that Mr, David Pigott, 'formerly ja
well 'known citizen of Wilmington, dieil
suddenly at that 'place' Friday night from
overheat. Mr. Pigott left this city with an
excursion party to Charleston in April-of
last year, and after spending a few days in
that city, wen on- to Savannah, where he
has since resided, carrying on the merchan
dise brokerage buBin ess. Deceased,1, whp
was in the 54th year ot his age, came here
when a mere youth from "The Straits,' in
Carteret county.and i was a clerk in the store
of Messrs; Howard & Peden. During. th
war.be was in the Qaartermaster's Depart
ment, and since,he has, followed alternately
the naval stores brokerage and the tobacco
business. He had many warm ' friends ia
the community,' who' will regret to bear -oi
his sudden death, i-He has a sister and per
haps other relatives . residing in Carteret
county, - m'm mi !.a-'..W,j ,j
Jtlaqclairatea' Gonrt. t . ,s vUlcti
. The case of John McKoy, colored, here
tofore referred to in the Stab, came up fo
a hearing before one oi the magistrates 1
the Court House 'yesterday morning, i Th
two daughters of the : accused, Frances an
Rachel McKoy, the former aged 16 and th
latter 17 year8, were examined, together
with quite a number oi other witnesses, tbe
Court room, in ' tbe meantime being pretty
well filled; with spectators, mostly colored;
but with a .fair sprinkling of whites, and at
the conclusion of the testimony McKoy
was committed without the benefit of bail,
for iriai at the approaching term of tbe
Criminal Court, and was thereupon re4
manded to the county jail, . , l, t i
Mr. Solicitor Moore,: of the Criminal
Court was present to. assist in the examlai
ation on the partot the State, and Marsden
Bellamy Esq., appeared for the defendant
making earnest and ! forcible arguments in
f.mr rt "hla rlinnt ; 1i j i
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.Antl-Fre&leUlonJa Penaer.ir .. i.i:
We are. informed that a large meeting o:
anti-prohibitionists was held yesterday, a
Rivenbark's Mills, about six miles "from
Bnrgaw, in Pender coanty. Speeches were
made by Messrs. S. H. Bel, J. W. Madden
and H. E. Scott r It is. said to have been
one of the' largest meetings of the cam
paign; and to have been virtually unanU
mous againBt Prohibition.
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j '- CAM PA IGN HEWS,' i
: A.Wayne county correspondent of
the State Journal says that ' county
will give 1,500 majority against Pro
hibition. - J . .- M
: TheiJ Elizabeths City Carolinian,
"conscientiously; believing that the
mis-named 'Prohibition . crusade is
not a movement to promote honest
temperance reform and that its suo-j
cess will result in greater injury than
benefit to the masses, cannot join it."
The , announcement, that '.there
would be an Anti-pr6hibition: spekk-.
ingA in Durham on' 1 Saturday last,
brought a large number of people io
.town!;1 On .the, stand , wet noticed
Cols. iW- T. .Black well. John MH
Staples and .'James E Boyd, and
J.' Ferrel, P. M. Bnggs and Sheratd
Garrard. ! - -.( -i ; : i
La Grange 'correspondent in , Kinston Jour-
naL
i iear that Prohibition is' noeaia
iniJirthllHownBhiryxBelfevtftBi
soniewof best citizens ara cosad
to it while others, -t equally," as r goou
isvor ?! it; out ute way oi f arguing
-. 1 - .1 " ' 1
ueems iO ue wrong- msKiug cue a-;
gument ' personal. You ; can : 'never
convince by wounding tho feelings or
exciting the prejudice. .:
kL' . ;l . 'A', State Journal.
' ' There will be a grand gathering of
the Anti-prohibitionists at Roxboro,'
Person county on Saturday, July 30.
A free public barbecue will be served.
Able 'speakers will address the people
ye are requested to put down
Rutherford at 1,500 against Prohibi
tion, and every county west: of. it
with majorities the same way.; An
son county wfll also give a large ma-;
jority against Prohibition. i
u. ' j ' Durham Plant, j . i ': :
i Prohibition mass meetings will be
held at Mangums Store) Patterson's
Mill ' and Olive Branch Church, on
Saturday the 23rd. Able " speakers
will- attend all these appointments.
Luther Benson, of Indiana,spoke
on , Thursday night in Parrish &
Blackwells warehouse in favor of
Prohibition ThiB.was the first time
our - people ever heard Mr. Benson,
but the reputation that preceded him
had prepared them for his . wonderful
lecture, i He is certainly a .very re
markable manj and all who have an
opportunity should be sure to hear
bim f-jn-:-; : : : r
I: ; , J tWeidon News. yyr '--.. !
v The Prohibitionists and . Anti-prohibitionists
both claim a majority " of
'about forty thousand in August.
Wo believe a small v vote will .be
polled and . whichever way the ms
J'ority goes it will not reach anything
Lke forty" thousand.' -;-i The "Pro
hibition canvass has beoome a little
more lively in this section. Mr. J o-
nah Boughton
has been making
speeches in this
and adjoining coun
ties, t On Sunday he made a speech
in this place and was replied to by
Maj. T. L. Emry. Jas, E. O'Hara,
Esq., spoke hero last Friday night in
favor of Anti-prohibition. Hon. A
S. Merrimon did not fill his appoint
ment at Littleton Saturday; though
other gentlemen made speeches.
lJ j . J. j Tnrhnra Snnttiftrnpr. .
" Mr, Jpnah Broughton delivered
two powerful s.peeohes on Prohibition
in this place, on last Wednesday and
Thursday, nights, and was listened to
by large audiences on each Occasion.
Tho Anti'-prohibitionista were
represented at -their- appointment at
Leggett's Store, on Tuesday, by Bat
tle Bryan, who for an hour . or more
entertained with bis eloquence (?) an
audience of forty or fifty colored per
sons and perhaps a: doxen, whites.
Speeches in . reply were made . by
Messrs. John and , George Hart and
H. L. Leggett, Esq. The speech
of Dr. Brown, colored, of Boston,
on Prohibition, was . listened to with
great interest by a large crowd, both
white and black, in the court house
on 'Monday nights !
From -Jt ddsre Black. Eloquent 1 Pe
' - 'rorauonr . - '
"This religion has come down to us
through the ages, attended - all the
way by' righteousness,' justice," tem
perance, meroyi transparent truthful
ness, exulting hope and white-winged
chf fit7f0 ifiever was its influence, for
good i mora''- plainly perceptible than
now.' It hai not bdnvefted, purified
and reformed ij all men, for. itaiiusi
prinoipie is.tbe.freed69& of thehuinan
will, and jthere are those who choose
to reject; ii.rButT tothe mass" of
mankind,) directly15 and ' indirectly
it has brought;;; uncounted bene-
ts and blessings. -. Abolish . it take
away ,: the restraints which it ;im-i
poses on evil passions silence' the
admonitions n of n5it: i pf eachers-
let all Christhs-'"c ; la--
bors' ot' - charity -blot out from his-
torv the records of its heroio benevo-
lence repeal the laws it has enacted
ana tne institutions it nas duui up-
let its moral principles be abandoned
and all its miracles of light bo extih
guiBhed--whatf;wOnrd we comet to f
I need not, answer this question; . the
experiment has been partially tried.
The ' French" 5 nation ' formally ;'(re
nounoed Christianity, denied the ex-
istenqe of tha Supreme -Being, and so
satisfied hetxttrxrgexfrthe infidel
heart for a tiei-; What, followed ?
Universal depravity, garments rolled
in blood, fantastio crimes unimagined
before which startled the earth with
heii sublijiie 'tyVu!The:;Am(srH
can people have1 and ought , to have
Ho special desire to follow that terri
ble'example and misery.' . 'V 'r: '
' Major A, D, Banks, a former resident of
Virginia and prominent politician, died at
Fortress Monroe, Virginia, yesterday. :
iffepirits .Turpantihe.
1 Stateaville ilmmca;: We re
gret to announce tbe death of the excellent
wife of our friend. Rev." Alfred Carson, of
TaylorsvHle, which sad event occurred ltu
week.' -!Wb learn tbat a clue iijt bt
last been sttock that, may lead to 'ibe d.s
c'overy of tbe Thompson rubber aod mur
derer in Alexander. -. '- t , -
.: r A man by the bame of Dockery
has been arrested and jailed, io Caldwell
county for tbe murder of Misa Caroline
Thompson. The ofllcera are after one
Church, a supposed confederate of Dock
ery. , The Charlotte Observer esya of the
latter: He has made no confession, but old
man Thompson identified some of tbe nn
ney found on his person, and another wit
ness sworo that Dockety inquired the way
der. - x . : v . : x . . -
i- Raleigh Farmer and Mechanic.
Mr.h Wm. J. Best and family have removed
to ilorehead, and expect to j mako-North
Carolina their permanent home henceforth.
His success in leasing the'New Berne Rosd,
and tho earnest manner in which be is sur
veying lbs Goldahoro and Salisbury con
nection,' indicate an intention topjake good
tbe magniflceov promises of April 1, 1880.
-We venture to say there are fewer Car
olina boys at Yankee schools and colleges
to-day than at any time within' fifty years
past, exdept fcur or five years immediately,
sacceediog the surrender., r-rr-Mrs Qon .
Bryan Grimes and her two sons (bright lit
tle men,' fully awake to kbefoui wrOng
done, their father and themselves by t gang
of assassins) have come, to Raleigh to re
side during the summer with their relatives.
4 .-4- FIoatirligitenrr AThumber of
spebtabletJermibcizenso.f Philadelphia
iRyejt orgazed tbe Teuton ufyo-opcradvo
Colonization Society and 'purchased 2,000
acres' of land7 near Ashevilie, Kotib Caro
lina,, between the A.Uegbany and Blue Ridge
Mountains, to which' they and others who
may join' them wiH emigrate.-r.Tbe capital
of the association iajfclS.OOO, and each mem
ber is expected to take ten shares, $10 each.
Desiaes paying an entrance iee oi s. r
town will be laid out, and factories, school
houses, museums, theatre, etc.; built, every
thing being on the co-operative principle.
Beer saloons, churches, ministers and law
yers will not be tolerated in tbe settlement
Beer will be brewed, however, and distrib
uted at cost price, while no profit will be '
made on articles sold to members for con
sumption. Hotels will be built. and an at
tempt made to entice visitors to the place
as a summer reeort. I
.: -f Kinston Journal: A,W. Oxley, .
Frank Green Huggins Pollock and sev
eral others, of Jones - county, went driv
ing for deer one-day last week. They killed'
two fine bucks which ; weighed upwards of
200 poundsfnet In eight days they have
siaugnterea eignt aeer. jo. irieoa bbs
kindly furnished us with a list of the old
men of Onslow county, given below with
lucir BgcB.xxe eajro iub uiuot ut iiixia bid
working men and are l active, sprightly and .
healthy: Jere W. Yopp, 78; James Hobbs,
78; John Brown, 89; Joseph Ennett, 86;
John Yeates, between 90 and 100; Thomas
Edens, .76; Thomas Hill 77; Asa Sidberry,
77; Abner Erwin, 87; Thomas Jarman, 77;
Britton Dawson, 77; William Roberts, 83;
James Lan gly, 83 i Ben Bryan,- 83 ; Wright
Hornet 77; James Patrick, 71; Daniel Fu
trell, 73; John R Fountain. 70; Hezekiah
Fountain, 70; Fields Brinson, 70. .. Another
prominent man who don't , like to have his
name in the papers is 72. t 1 ' ' '
' . Wei don Nevos: The crops are
looking wen, though the farmers are com-
plaining.of the cotton lice which may be
iounq io a nmiieu extent in neany au ino
cotton fields it has done but little damage
yet, but will if we have much wet weather;
We have been blessed with pleasant rains,
but hear of much complaint of drought
about!. Ringwood. .. On last Saturday
night a terrific thunder storm prevailed in
and around Scotland : Neck. ; The light
ning played around everywhere and atruck
in many places in the town. The Metho
dist Church was struck and set on fire, but
was put out before much damage was
done. A small hole was burned in the
roof. ; We learn that - the Baptist
Church io Scotland Neck has been sold to
tbe trustees of Vine Hill Academy, and
will, io a short time, . be moved to the
A Anrlamw rfrtnnr,fl i Tho mnmhflra ; tha
church have contracted for the- erection of
another church in another portion of the
town, upon which woik will commence in
a few days
Charlotte Observer'. Here in this
city the mercury has reached as high as 102,
and the air has sometimes been so close that
one seemed to be .in ..a furnace, j r-As
engineer W. T, Newman.1 of tbe fist mail
on the Air-Lane road, kept , a sharp glance
ahead of his engine while emergingjrpm a
Cut about ten miles from this city,ster-.
day morning - about G o'clock, - a sight met
his eyes calculated to sicken the stouteBt
heart. :; It was a man on the track, crushed
almost out of all semblance to humanity.
There was only time to see this when the
engine and train rolled over him; 'crushing
and grinding him more than before. As
soon as it could be ! stopped the train
was run' back and an examination was
made of. the remains.. They were - ident
ified as being those of Andy Beattyj. a
colored employe - of tbe Air-Line "Com
pany, whose principal duty it was to guard
a section of the track some miles back from
the spot where he was : found. His head
was mashed intj a pulp, both legs were cut
off above the knees, and' he was more or
less mangled hi every portion of his body.
He had evidently been dead for some hours,
and the remains were left lying there to be
removed. with the sanction of the proper
authorities, Washington City letter:
North Carolina- is not much discussed.with
the exception of Ike Young's case.. ; There
is a strong movement against him, whica is
pushed by Tourgee, Shaffer, Bill Smith and
many leading men in the State. ? It is, wfiis
pered that Shaffer is to have the place, and
that he is backed by Judge Russell and Can
aday in addition to the above named lead
ing Republicans. -; ;. . ; , j,
- Tarboro Southerner t The crops
between Washington and . Greenvill are
nourishing, withrthe exception of a' few
'farms near the latter, place, where the hail
played sad havoc .with ' them. The cotton
that was cut - down - has . been replaced by
corn that is. looking well. There is - more
evidence of thrift and enterprise in Pitt than
any of the surrounding counties. - -We
learn from the Nem-Obsener that the pet
alligator of the Peace Institute in Raleigb,
has been killed. : It ; wandered away to a
strange part of the city, and was discovered
to be in a man's yard, which frightened the
inmates Who armed themselves with a
.Winchester rifle and heavy planks, and
made an onslaught bn the mysterious reptile,
and shot and beat it to a jelly.. When it
Was learned at the Institute that the pet
baby alligator had been killed, a wail Went
upfront tne insmuie nara o oe reanzea.
Martin county items: Our community
was blessed yesterday ,with a bountiful
shower of rain, which was badly heeded.
Crops were suffering very much, as we had
had no rain in about twenty days. '-The
Roanoke is quite low, and steamers cannot
get higher than here, . -Tbe Balto &
Roanoke S. B. Co. have placed on the line
a magnificent steamer called the "Conobo."
which cost the Company -about $40,000.
It is said it has a carrying capacity of about
.700 bales of cotton. The citizens of
town and county held a meeting several
days since-for- the purpose-ot building a
college in town.; They appointed commit
tees to get up subscriptions, and I bear that
they have succeeded in. getting the. re
quired amount. They will locate it hear the
Baptist church. 'The Episcopal church
is about completed. The -Bishop says .it
will be one of the neatest churches in the
diocese of North Carolina. '
    

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