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UHIPP II IJ KTFUL TO
some how received
iciipretsion that, the Charleston News
mid Courier: was a protective tariff
We do not now remember
hpw we formed that opimon,- but if
1 .. -!'"; I"-;' Jt : . l -r J. "
we nau set 10 wont 10 ciassuy our
to high" tariff or
should have p
e former. : But in this we are prob-
ly mistaken, as Its Tuesday's paper
llis an editorial the purpose of which
to show that "the price of cotton
I kept Kwnby a'proteciive tariff.'
We apprehend that -there is no doubt
the. correctness of this postulate.
he Southern planter - cannot
lii'iit-fiied.iii any wav.bv a hieh
t olive tariff. In fact it is a species of
r thbery t compel a farmer to pay an
a Ivnue of from Ip to 75 'per cent, on
. iolf , consumed or used by him
t to-beni fi t a i ew matin factu rers.
iiat. rght lias any government to
y hat fifty nullioii people shall f be
x.mI heavily that
a few thousands
ibt-ir fellow laborers and fellow-
uz ns may reauzayery lartrelv from
in- enterprises in which tlt6y are
gg;tI;or wish to! engage? ' What
the object! ot government? -Is it to
Impress the many for the benefit of a
? AY ho will dare say that? " And
Ht practically thatl is precisely what
ates Congress is now
The idea o
f a Government is only
al extended family. It took its ori-
n in the life and management of a
ivate family What just father Will
iko five of his children labor that
tie sixth may 'receive the chief berie-
.? Lord Bacon has said that the
. ureal, w
ay to j
revent seditions is to
ke away the matter of them; for if.
tliere be tuelj p
repared, it is hard to
if-ll whence the
spark will come that
i all net it on 6 re.
lJihi should be parental and just in
lur to be respected and served,
li.uld not be so partial in its favors
to discriminate against the many
or the nentut
strong opponent of j the present un
equal, iniquitous, , nojast . and op-
iresstve tariu, puts tne matter strong-
in the following paragraph:. , .; .
' It is right, i list and proper to pay taxes
r me support of the Government' State
ml National, and fur the maintenance of
ilmritatiie and reformatory and penal insti
utioi!f, but the justice and right of paying
tuxes tu enable a few of our fellowecitrzens
!! engage in certain kinds of business which
ley say will not pay them unless they ate
rovided with means by their neighbors are
i Visible nor can they be made visible to
finding people. The people should pay
ixea tu the State only, not to a sect of their
:llow-ciiizeu8. Tariff taxation is a viola
tion of individual liberty and. as, tbeSur
prenie (Jourt or. the United states baa de
ided iu the Kansas case, it is robbery, pure
nd simple." u ! i , . . J.'
This is sound and,-;lwe think, un-
nswerable. If it is correct to say
hat a high tariff depresses the price
if cotton is it not certain that, the
; rower of cotton is injured thereby ?
The present tariff not only burdens.
j - . - - , - i - - . - - : . : :-
he whole coan try with taxes ' levied
or the benefit of a few, but it places
peculiar and extra burden upon
he Southern planter, vj Not only must)
e pay the high taxes levied by the
ariff on all such
articles as are used
jn the .country
at large, but. he re-
etves special injury in the very ar-
icle that enables him to buy his
lotion. The tariff strikes directly at
he .b3s"H of his prosperity.' 1$ at-;
acks him first in the -price of cotton,;
educing his j income his buying'
power. It next j lays! a heavy tax
fcpon him in the purchase of every
Irticle that is used upon bis farm,1
Ane eaitonai i: or the JSews and
(Jourier is forceful
and clear. It
:U j !
ffi.Saib'aV -fti-.' . 'ibfBii. 1 a&T
4i the tool used to f actlftatif 4q
? to Mar kt4 antf ar'PW&ft 'iint
;ri - a gbvefrr?
f .1 , , -.-.s-w Ki-.-iH-Vt "avw f
btice.of cotton.- It 4s oroved tbat.Araec!
4jfn ftkStilf(tlrB orn inifHt
;TT)nrpoBe - . vJoly one-tbird of the Cro0 ia
I cookumett in this coaplry. The specie
vwue of the coitoiLfWPds, imported into the
Hailed States Id 179 waaf 10,928.310.. As
Buming that these came from England, that
country wm, to lhat fXteBt better able to
boy American produce a ojstoods than if
tlje tariff accomplished its purpose and
shut oui foreign cotton1 goods altogether.
Hie coiton gmida- were what, England had
W sell, and in payment for these England
taofc A mei icon cotton, grain,".- meat, petro
leum, &cij Take a broader vibw: In 1879
the value of the merchandise imported: into
the United jutes' from. Great Btitatn and
Ireland was $108,633,812. i England could
nt hava taken ilromf 'the-- United States
merchandise to the value of $318,828,439,
if British uneicbaadiae had been excluded
frprn the American market.", "
are r a sort of a Chinese
s They are positive barriers to
trade; In the case of the present U.
S. tariff it is an outrage, without de
cent defence. The prices are those
of the war.. Nothing but ignorance
on the part of tho American people
and a general long-suffering spirit
have, permitted this monstrosity to
live. But here is another extract
from the Charleston paper: r
' ''Tbe t iriff that keeps Out. foreign goods
keeps in domestic goods. In order to enable
protected interest to get an artificial price
for tbeir products certain foreigners lose
their bett matket; acd what is more, cer
tain persons at botne. lose their best market
against the foreign goods which are shut
out. -. What right has the Government to
take away this market from one citizen.
(who . only asks to be let alone to make
profitable exchanges.) in otdcr to make an
artificial market for another cit'z3D, ; who
clumora for Boverument belt r It cannot
be questioned, then that i the , protective
tariff cramps and diminishes international
trade. This is a blow at the cotton planter,,
whose interest is in giving the whole world,
the largest means of buying bis cotton."
The tariff acts as a eheck upon trade
generally. It is the special ; pet of
New JSoglaud, Pennsylvania, New
Jorsey and the manufacturing cities
generally. It gives a heavy blow to
the agriculturist . while furnishing
potent aid to the Northern manufac-
!. turer. .The Southern planter who fa
vors a tariff is ignorant of his own in
terests. lie is agreeing that he and
his f el I owr toilers i n the South shall be
burdeued from year -to year with a
grievous and intolerable tax in the
shape of customs dues in order that
New England manufacturers and
Pennsylvania ironmongers may grow
rich. Wo agree .with the News and
Observer th&t the cotton planters of
the South should be "the last persona
iu the United , Stales . to . support, ; or
consent to, Protective duties.
.The negroes delight.' in getting
away ; f rom ! tho South.' They are
happy if they can reach Boston and
die.. The National Board of Health
(Republicans) : report the - following
awful death rate in the North among
the negroes: ; Burlington Vermont,
49 in the J 1,000; , New , York, 67;
Chelsea (ifasi), opposite Boston, 96;
Richmond, Indiana, 64. in rio South
ern.; city "is the .- death 'rate among
negroes greater than 40 in 1,000. . .In
.Wilmington last year; it -vVasi about
3?, we believe.' ' . In Vermont,' where
it is extremely oold, nearly , one-half
die. Here is the death rate ia other
cities tot -all for five weeks 'ending
July 2: The rale In Indianapolis was
J6, in Louisville 16.1, Memphis 17.4,
St. Louis 1 7.7 Atjaqta !, 1 8.7, Mobile
19l8y'Charie8to-2i Galyestpn 25
andNew Orleans. 15,5. Id Jlichmond,
Indiana,1 the -death rate ramong"' the
negroes is nearly eleven times greater
than the death rate of New Orleans.'
South Carolina is excited over a
jnovement to ; repeal the; lion law.
There is great ;diversity ot e'eirtiment.
Oar own opinion is .that the law has
been in the nature of a stimulant; to a
very, large proportion .of the f armers,
and to withdraw its,uddenly would
result in a . dangerous attack of ag
ricultural and commercial jim-jams
Those who. have been taking the lied
law "straight," mast be allowed to
tkper off.or they will die.i,y-;-
c The J)ath&m Mecorder thinks, Vcn
nor is a fraud. Well sometimes "we
think be is and. sometimes we think
he ;-snV.'- Wo ! art ..Waiting for the
fnll.Mtnrna r and.' have not yet "heard
from Long Creek." sT ' ' : -
Jilv:i';':0;' Vv v-H
i; : llitt j "fefit fs jjL v V -afe b
i ?f--rjs et.-H it ? b cvf . iiRtii-j ami e tit
Tt ,&Wt1f !
e r .QQicer rang iWorta Gato
widirip!4U the Stater in the
S ibfottoijiS the feand nee
I 'Cf tffbirfaa; and we are not ddabt
worthy ot preservation,
fchd wethaiik the Btab: for the record.:
Worth Carolina" Is first in average acre of
Rroidsctioavia CMtoo. GoodH Let her be
Urajt - a rjB.flltftfVi fuanufacture. Kemember ;
SffiY&JiW ?aises more and beiter to-(
raises more - and bj
acre, than any otb
(ijiii.lf'o xo me .licre tnan any otnw
G- the gets no crtlit fofit.
irAAS'' y theJBtolea property- Io
lri0e she . x . .Good again; Let the
Irice Yls r iiysiliw Berae has one;
1 lUaihbtffCuy -uiaSm ve-n for the-next
cnop, unless our business men are blind
add deceiving the blind," - ;
..i jl"' -a -.'r .- .:.-- ..-V":tt;
For tho statement as to the cotton
the Census of 1880 is. responsible we
suppose. ' We incline to the 'opinion
now that it is an error. North Caro
Una ought to be first in cotton manu
facturing because of her extraordina-
ry water- power. She is at present
second, Georgia being .largely nrst.
Indeed, that driving State has more
spindles than any half dozen South
ern States combined. South Car
olina will : be second by the end
of the : year unless . there is more
aotivity shown among the North
Carolina men of , means.. In this
section there does not appear to
be any revival or cotton campaign
under consideration. In some other
sections there are some signs of life,
as we have shown. It is to be noted
as a very significant fact that cotton
mills spring up in those sections where
there are factories already at work.
Why is this? Is not the true answer
this? That other men with means
seeing good results are willing to en
gage in the same remunerative busi
ness ? In the eastern portion of Ca
rolina the people appear to be afraid
of cotton mills . They either lack
skill or industry in management or
the profits of mills would be more
satisfactory. , k -
: ' The section of the State where cot
ton railh moat abound and are found
most profitable Alamance, Oranga,
Randolph, etc are not what is
known as tho cotton-growing sections,'
and yet mills flourish, and some of
the owners grow rich. If this can
be done in those counties, why may
it not be done in all that great cot
ton section east of the Wilmington
& Weldon Railroad ?
The Economist asks . " who has
stolen the good name" of . North
Carolina as a great tobacco Sta,te as
raising incomparably the finest weed
to be found on this continent? We can
explain this. . North Carolina ships a
great deal of her finest tobacco to
Danville, Lynchburg, Richmond and
Petersburg, where it is sold, not as
North Carolina tobacco, to manufac
turers in Baltimore, Louisville, New
York and Virginia cities, and when
the weed is thus converted into the
various forms of the manufactured
artiole it is advertised as being made
from '.'the best Virginia weed."
The Stab some time since gave a
statement ' of the tobacco trade of
Danville, Va., for the month of April.
It is placed at 2,779,029 pounds.
Since October 1, 1880, the sales ag
gregate 15,724,300 pounds, fetching
$1,457,479.58. Danville is in Pitt
sylvania county, ..Virginia, but only
some . two . miles from the North
Carolina line. It is in easy commu
nication with ! Rockingham, !. Caswell
and Person, three of the fine tobacco,
counties vf this State, and is also the
recipient of some of the fino tobaccos
of Orange and Granville. The latter
county for two consecutive years took
the first and second premiums offered
in Danville for the finest tobacco, al
though "there was but" one" wagon
load each year placed in contest with
the large amounts from other counties.-
This fact shows how easy it is
for Granville to bear off the "palni
when it competes, y It has never failed
' ; As long as our tobaoco is sold in
another State North Carolina will not
get credit for it. She is not credited
abroad with much-more than half she
raises, as we have noticed in published
statistics ; from " time to time. . We
ought to ha?e.markets .of .our own.
But that is in opposition strictly . to
the past history of jlforth Carolina.
From tho beginning of the century
nntil now she has beeri vbuilding up
Virginia r. towns, and the old-work
goes on ; with renwed energy- and
spirit." There was hever in' fact aciy
such : thins as a "North Carolina
polloy It livedOT jcrini the
mouths of aspiring, demagogues and
in theolumns of credulonsf newspa
jjprsThej wisejnen i whoine&e4
such an idea 'ittf the beginning; were
long: go superseded, and men1 of
'quite another type succeeded men
Who knew how to promote self by ah
.epaiess palaver sua ; uiow-wina v ana
crack-yoar-cheek oratory that' was' as
f Qll o hoiae and froth and fury signi
fying nothing1 ai a cave by the - side
cf a sounding r sa and liable to a
cbnstant visitation from the- 'conflri-
ent ? waves; ??There isless? of I this
fib-called 'polilj nohana ever
bjefore. Every combination' made
between Jpolitfoiihs; f;4and railroad
uiaiputawrs . ioj,afe vui, anu not
to bring into North Carolina. The
"policy" now f is to reduce the -old
State by a system of dastic purgation
and to empty her contents into the
laps of other States. . : 1 II -i c
: . The production of ; rice ' has been
stimulated very considerably within
two years, and therei is now' every
prospect; of a steady increase in that
article of commerce. In a few years
the rice orop promises to be one of
much importance to our people in the
counties lying along the coast or not
far remote. The rice grown in many
sections is " of : a superior i quality,
heavier in weight to the bushel and
more bushels to the acre than the
best rice ; of South Carolina and
Georgia.- When' the increase in
the : rico crop is such asto rer
quire a multiplication of : ' mills
they will be forthcoming. There is
an excellent rico mill in Wilmington
which brother Creecy overlooked. It
is to ue enlarged. f
fVICKDAia. OF VIRGINIA.
General Williams C. Wickbam, the
most conspicuous figure among .the
Virginia Republicans, and chairman
of his party, has written a letter de
fining his position. He will not sup
port the , Mahone-Cameron repudia
ting set. : He says emphatically! that
no Republican can support the nom
inees of tho Repudiationi9ts "without
abandoning one of the most vitally
important principles of ,the Republi
can party one on which the party
has built as a rock, the abandonment
or even faltering on which, by tho
National Republican party, would be
followed by the.instant overthrow of
the party in the United States I re
fer to the honest, unhesitating' sup
port of governmental obligations and
credit." ;:' , .4-:-. ' i-. j-T :".
He has bat one course left open
for him to pursue to cooperate: with
the debt-payers. He will ' support
heartily Daniel,' Barbour, and -I Mo
Kinney,' and ; declares that when the
election is over he will "exert all the
zeal he possesses to resuscitate and
reunite the Republioan party of Vir
ginia, and to briog it to success." ,
The Republican Repudiating or
gans in the North will not like this
action on the part of Gen. Wickham,
who ; has more character probably
than any man of his party io - his
State. The Philadelphia JPress is very
much disgruntled. . It has been howl-'
ing for honesty and been denouncing
the South, and yet it is mad because
Geo; Wickham will not betray his
people," betray t his party, betray his
conscience and charaoter and go
Cameron . and Repudiation ! out and
out. Hear the Philadelphia ; organ
of Virginia Repudiationists as it goes
for the leader of Republicanism ; in
' "This is not worthy of a man of such
nigh personal character, who for years has
been denouncing and fighting the Bourbon
Democracy. No man in Virginia knows
better than Gen. Wickham what Bourbon
rule means, and yet, in a moment of pique,
because he could not have his own way, he
goes against the movement which aims to
free Virginia, and becomes a supporter of
the Bourbon cause. He will, take few Iter
publicans-with him into that camp."
An effort was made oh Thursday
night to Wreck the train on the Char
lotte & 'Augusta road.' . Fortunately
the engineer used the air-brakcB and
so lessened the speed as to avert "the
dinger. 1 This sort ; of : deviltry ys
growing.; We 'can conceive ' of
nothing inore infernal; absolutely,
unless it be blowing up of ships, than
such attempts upon the lives of inno
cent and unknown people that a'fiend
incarnate may wreak vengeance upon
some one else. ' Extraordinary efforts
should be made to discover the1 per
petrators of such hellishness,' and if
the law is. not strong enough to deal
with the scoundrels, then it wiH be a
good time for Judge Lynch -to.' begisv
his circuit. Some measures ought to
be taken to bring the villains to con
dign punishment. ',.' ' -' '
fee 4 HlrW'i-
f Our ' readers rhavei; not fotgotterf
llipperr-r the gayo$or
Welli EliVhas failed upon Vii Hidies
and n.to evil , ways.,riIIo..ha8 been in
too cl09d fellowship, Willi CajDt. How-
gate, another glorlouaRepublidan,
and iWithl bickIlerlorj Hous-:
jBkndidWiifo.tt jlieutenant -i Governor.
as high as $400,000 by a Republican
paper. ? Dick, aboording to the Phila
del phia iVm.cooa Republican author
rityHs charged urith grave robberyi"
jp upper nasi oeen.; arrestea ana, nis
quarters. searched- by order of; CoL
Shafter. The charge is that he failed
to forward funds committed to his
(Oara;;ssr acting cpmmiasarjrl of sub
sistence, lie claimed to nave sent
iforward- thef fundsj.but they had
ot been received, at headquar
ters , c and : the : banks had not
paid ; the t checks. , Flip has been
strewing around his money lavishly
and fine and flashy jewelry adorns
his person. Whence came the "spon-,
dulics ?" A.las, there is but : one
answer. Flip has stolen the funds.
i iNow all j this is j very , unfortunate
for the "colored man and brother."
JThe. experiment of making cadets
and army officers out of negroes does
not pan out well. Whittaker muti
lated his own ears, went into firbt
class perjury j business, and r tried,
scoundrel as hp. is, to fasten his own
self-cut ears upon Southern cadets,
knowing the readiness sof Yankee-
dbodledom to believe any lie or slan
der concerning a Southern man or
the whole people o:' the South.; Now
it comes to pass that, Lieutenant
Flipper, who managed somehow to get
through West Point and into, the
army, is a thief like so many of his
race. We are sorry for Flipper and
Whittaker because of. ibe folly of
their friends. The one was ; unable
to meet the demands upon his brainsj
the other : was unable to resist the
temptation that was in his way. No.
one will damn the whole race for the
ciimes of -two ; varlets, and yet the
Southern people know that the zeal
to make army officefs'of the colored
men is mistaken and will prove a
great failure if persisted in.- The
colored troops have hardly ever
"fought nobly," and they have done
some tall skedaddling' on occasion as
Was the case quite recently. I
IjThe Philadelphia JPresst Radical
horn-blower and bloody-shirt flapper,
says: . . , , i..-.vl'--. : ..
- "The fall of this young man is peculiarly
unfortunate, not more for himself than for
bis race. The only colored officer who has
ever been able to get through West Point,,
gentlemanly, intelligent and studious, be
began his career with every promise of a
bright future,- For himself he had made a
place, and for his race he had established
the fact that a colored lad can be graduated
at West Point and- can be respected and
well treated as an officer; of the army.'. If
the charges be sustained his career has
ended ia disgrace of the meanest and low
est order. ' ; Bia trace will suffer with him. iu
, "People who saw in young Flipper's sucr
cess at West Point and subsequently only
the triumph' of one colored man over ordi
nary obstacles which white lads are con
stantly meeting and surmounting will see
ia his fall the vindication of a theory that
the colored race is debased . beyond hope
of speedily lifting it up, unworthy of con fi
dence, fit only for menial : service, and
always to"be kept under a suspicious eye."
! Genl Leslie Coombs, whose death
Was announced in the Stab some days
since, was a man of great prominence
thirty or forty years ago. Hei was
born near BoonesbOro; Kentucky,
November 29, 1793. He fought
against the , celebrated .Tecumseh,
andheld a captain's , commission in
the.war of 1812. He . 4was a deypted
friend of Henry ? Clay,; and was a
Baptist. ; He thought Clay the great
est man ever born., in America,1 and
one of the truest patriots, He lived
to a green old age and had enough to
live upon m. to ...the : close. . His . home
was Lexington. ? An interview of
him published some : time ago closed
with this:-', ' V ,.;;;
''Truly, indeed, had he said that he had
seen wonderful changes in bis time. ! The
veteran of the frontier war of 1813 the
friend of Harrison, of Henry Clay, of the
Mar8halls, the CrittendeDS, and the once
wealthy , railroad President finds himself
almost alone in his bid age. Nearly all the
friends of his prime are sleeping, in. their
narrow home. .His, fortune is sunk in pub
lic improvements that' have not benefited
the nrolector. and to-day be spends his time
: wandering between his home and the Pho
nix; living' in the pastand happiest when
he can find some one who will . listen par-.
tientjy to his tales or the long bygone.
. . . vj i j ... ,
DOOn ne, too, will oe gaiuereu w uia mulcts,
and another link will be severed from the
chain that binds us o the past. After the
old man had left the hotel one of the clerks
said to meiI 'Bee' Tott have had quite - a
confab with the old General.? 'Yes, I re
plied,, 'and I found him quite a curiosity.'
He is. IndeedJ Said the clerks "but we are
'so used to him that we get-tired- of his
stories. His memory of the past is simply
wonderfuL'i- Every day : Ss the - anniversary
of something that , has happened to him in
his youth, but he can't remember anything
W. a t. . A .Van nT.M fn IK. n.it favvaif, V
UlBt ubb tauu plow Mm his v J v m . u. -
i -r.Ex-President Millard .Fillmore
has a boo, William, living in Pittsburg.-
' m IS . ----- a ' , v .
i4-- J j? t? J- is fa i rl I ft
Wi; ii$;jf'(J:Mh isij; iliiJy IJjor-
r'ife' ". -'.if. r-v--',.-i: '-Tfi'.
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K' PAlMICtJULES " OP
The storm; whlchmanlfcsted indications ;
or breaking uplFriday evening broke ; out
ii alfresb place during the night and raged
vfitrt considerable severity all night and yes- I
Urday. r The damage here from the wind,
.;.r.y; -i j f ..,!;"..f.:. . ..... . .
hp wever.'was very slight, consistin g merely
ojf ffel!prostrati6n,oii srfewtjreek and the
Ibteakirfg off iiof ia; few limbSitTe rain has
heea I heavyi wdT. Ja ihpeght ) to have beeu
,qiiitegeneral.;!.-;.-. .-!; : -U x- - '
'.a6 the, . Sounds; the wind ; was notl Very
severe, hut the seawas exceedingly 'high
jit Masbnboro it Was making a clean breach.
ojref 'the banks, and at Wrigbtsvilis Friday.
afterhoon tha wave9 were, washing through
the Banks. .House,. Several, of the famijy
ahd; guests at Capt." Manning's place went
jOver to the Ifeeach nbTr"Byeleiif "tha'irjatr--'
dpui of the scene, but bad. a jtpugb time in
getting back.? Tho tideat the time was
very high, the marshes being entirely f ub
tuerged. -',''. ; '
r. 1 f'fi'f'AT etqraviLUt.' : 4iU
. TfxB storm has, been very severe atSmith
Vjlle. Captj Harper, of the steamer-Pass-.
pyri, which,, left there .yesterday morning,
reports that the wind was fierce, and. the sea
ivery high, breaking over the ' Bteainerlthe
same as if she was : outside. When be, left:
the wharf at-Smithvillo tho bath houses'abd
gangways were being swept . away and it
was feared that more serious damage w?uld
ensue if the storm continued. The se Was
sweeping over Oak Island, and the various
tugs were compelled to leave their wharves
and go up the river and anchor. The Bteam
ship: Benefactor, which left port yesterday .
morning, was at safe anchorage in the har
bor.! The Signal office reports that the wind
at Smithville yesterdsy attained a velocity
of -fifty miles an hour. i
v j lj i thb! stokm elsewhere
j The Signal Office reports that a gale was
raging yesterday at Jacksonville, Florida,
Augusta, and -Savannah- Georgia, ; where
the storm was centering late yesterday hf
ternoon, the barometer being down to 29.48,
with! verv hieh winds. Further south the
Wind had shifted to the west. ' The bnei at
Charleston Were donTbeTinaications
were that the hurricane: was travelling up
the coast in a northerly direction
! j; 1 ' THE BAIK.' ' ".
v we learn tnat tnai mere naa not neen
much rain up the W; &,W Railroad up to
yesterday afternoon, but quite.heavy rains
had fallen along the line of the W., C. & A.
Destrnctf T3 Foroit Flroi la Bruna-
. .wick. j - V '4:" f
:The fire o; Brunswick oonnty, briefly
alluded to in yestefday's issue, was at hat
accounts proving very destructive, and hud
gotten entirely beyond control. It was
mainly located between the Lower; Town
Creeki - road and the old . Smithville : or
Brunswick road, about seven miles from
i j " -i . . ' . .. . J.
the city. j; xesterdayit was in tne neigh
bbrhood of Mr. Henry Drew's place, sweep
ing nearly everything before it and destroy
ing many valuable trees, naval stores-and
other property on the lands of Dr.J. D. Bel
lamy, Col. T. C. Mcllhenny and others The
Whole neighborhood, including women and
children, have been fighting the fire for the
last day or two, and Wednesday night Coj.
Mcllhenny' hired twenty hands and - sen
them over to assist the force already bat
tling with the devouring element, but it is
thought that nothing short of a heavy rain
which we don't seem likely to get soon--(
will check; the flames in their work of de
vastation. We hear that one ' man lost as
many as forty barrels of turpentine.
The carvllnafBlce JOlila.
1 In consequence of the largely increased
production of rice in this immediate sec
tion the present season, Messrs.' Norwood
Giles and Pembroke Jones, proprietors o
the Carolina Rice Mills ia this city, have
decided to increase the present capacity of
their mills,; nearly double, hoping thereby
to keep the rice thus raised in our ownj
market; to supply our home trade, and
also tof send 'clean idee fb the Northern
markets. They have ample storage capacity
and will not be under the necessity at pres-j
ent of erecting any more buildings . We
are glad to know that the mills are doing1
such a nourishing business. . . . . : .,
! '' -;j -'"What Koamiii im. - '
"Koumiss," On which the President
has been : fed,; is unknown to most!
people. : The following directions are
given for making it: '' '
i' Into! one quart of new milk put
one gill of buttermilk and three ; or
four lumps, of white sugar. I Mix;
well and i see that , the ; sugar dis-i
BolvesJ Put in - a warm place to
stand ten ' hours,' when' it will be
thick. -Pour : from one vessel . to
Another : until ' it becomes . smooth
and uniform in consistency. .Bottle
and keep t in a" warm ' place twenty-j
four hurs; it may take thirty-sir in
Winter. The Tjottles must be tightly!
corked - and the corks I tied down.
Shake well for five minutes before
opening i It makes a very agreeable
drink; Which is'especially recommend
ed for persons who do not assimilate
their food, and .-for ? young! children
may be drank as freely as milk. .. In
stead 6f buttermilk some use a tea-
spoonful of yeast. Made from mare's
milk, it is the i standard beverage Of
the Tartars,; who. almost live upon it
in summer, and is also - used largely
. bythe Kussiansv : 'f'--.f-.
t General Hancock's testimony to
ther trustworthiness of Vice-President Ar
thar has more than a common patriotic in
terest It gives voice to the great Demo
cratic party. an ' influence scarcely inferior
1 to that of the dominant party or tne. coun
try, and is an assurance tnat u me change
which men dread ' to mention or even to
think of should come it would .' be made
withf the hearty cooperation , of citixens
who are in political opposition to the Vice-
President. Phil. Evening Jelegraph, JSep.l
:; ' 4. --rfy . -4 VMM" : -i :'- V '-i j i
At the 88th anniversary of the
Fayetteville Light Infantry, CqK WJiar'on
.J. Green delivered the' address; 'Tac Ex-'
'aminer speaks well of JtT -------- '
i Maribnt Lavyf frost:1 ' Thedt
fot yatd la f ull 6f walnut Ions, ieotten in iivl
Meests. jrJ. Trtvett & Sons, for ahi'pmeut i
foreign markets." They have a ouauiitv. j.f,.
logs all along tho line of the railroad and - -1
flumberot hands still, carting. - v "-
fcptored,. while preparing . fjir churehTlnw. ti
kerchief was, and io . order to cive a finish-
lgtcuca to his toilet he pulled out his'
bandkercbief 'id' perfume it, and in doirg
so the pistol ws dropped to the flaor.4 dia- '! '
charging its contents into Alex. 's leg ' '
! Toisnot Home : ;'!A better grade
of peaches is cpnung in from Nash and Eqge-,
combe. This crop was almost a, perfect J .
failure in Wilson county, i----rTbe drought 4
has been more general rand.- injurious to :i .
crops than we bad been .led ;JO; infer hero- I
tbfore. : We learn that "a young man J
etirsed Judge Shlpp aV the-hotel In Nasb- ,
ville last Monday, and , the Judge had him 1! ' .
arrested and put in jsiL ' Oa Wednesday .1
the Jadge violated one of "the -town ordi--:
dances, and was very, promptly arrested
abd hauled up' before the mayor.' ' Such is ' '
lifej,"? 'u$iM:'$hTi&M "tsi r -' . i" .
I -Superintendent Mills, of the"'
Qxfbrd Orphan. Asylum, "has issued an tr !, v.
P??t r helpvi-rWe-eopy -parrr
his pleat "When the new building fori he1-''
boys at the Orphan Asylum was com- ':'
menced,' we had ' good 'reason to expect
money from several different sources. But.
ail these expectations have, for the present,' ' -al
least, been disappointed. Besides, we i''
have had during this year, a larger number
01 orpnans man usual; and tne drought bas . ,
cut off ouc vegiiabies,-' and increased the ' -price
of- provisions.. Then , many Lodges . .
heretofore contributing have' gone to sleep.
Some,' which still-rtmHin: awake, send us
nothing but applications for the admission ,
of children. Many churches, which once "
made regular ebliections, have now forgot- l.
ten the orphans. And the minds of indi
yidual "contributors htfve;. been diverted 1
from charity:?; f;-., : y;
I : MleigaN8rV6server: A mil-
itary company was organized at Xjeaksville .
Tuesday James D. Glenn Captain; C A:'4'
iteynoiasD irst Liieutenant; j- u, -Dillard ,
Second Lieutenant: E. "T. Clark Third
Lieutenant. The Company will no : doubt -
be assigned to the Third Regiment.'' . .
The liquor dealers of the State have re
solved to hold a convention in- this city on
Wednesday or lair wees, October 13.
We learn that the crop prospects of three
fourths of Granville are simply -fearful.
Farmers talk in alarming tones. Of com so
there will be something of a crop of to
bacco made, but it will be late and narrow -leaved
and of comparative poor. value. .
Men, who expected to make 50 and 75 bari ' .
rels of corn calculate now upon a or 10 bar
rels.! So Wake is but one of a - number of
suffering counties. ; -: -
i Wilson Advance'. We regard
the selection of - Mrs. John L. -Bailey, ' of
Toisnot. as chief marshal of the fair at
Rocky Mount as the best that could have
been made. -We learn from a friend .1
that the revival at Rackley's Mill, in Nash
county, is still progressing with: increased "
interest. - Twenty-six persons were bap-:--Used
last Sunday, making sixty-two in all, ,
At Samaria a. meeting" is progressing and "
eighty-one converts are; reported. Meet- '
iogs are also in progress at White Oak and
Peach Tree. - Sunday night, the 21st -iisL,
Dr. N. T. Drake's distillery," in Nash .'
county, about twelve miles from Nashville,
was consumed by fire, and from 400 to 600
barrels of whiskey lost. It ia supposed to
be the -work of an incendiary. Mr.
John Lee's residence, about five miles west
of Wilson, was , destroyed - by fire on
Friday night, the 19th instant. Nearly
everything in the bouse Was lost, but be
was . insured in tne Agricultural insurance
Company for $1,500. On Tuesday
night the residence of Mr. H. B. Hart, to- I
gether with the furniture it contained, was
completely destroyed by fire. Mr. and Mrs.
Hart, who were awaken by the crying of
their children, barely escaped with their
lives. 'Lobs $1,200, covered by $800 in
surance. . . ' ; ; . . . z-:
Raleigh News Observer: Com- ;
missions have been forwarded to the. ,
following officers of ... the , Duplin '
Rifles, of Kenansville, (Company D,
Second ' Regiment) : - 3 ames G. Ke- "
nan, Captain; Wm. 11. Williams, Jr., .
First Lieutenant; . N. W; Faison, ..
James C. Cooper, Second Lieutenants.
-- CoronerRichardson yesterday
committed to jail Louisa Seagraven,
white, of Buckhorn township, who is '
charged with the murder of her in- ,
fant male child. Yesterday .
morning a heavy' steam engine, on
wheels the property of Mr.- Thos. '
H0wle,Jr., was ' being hauled from
his saw-mill to his farm near, this .
city. .The engine was drawn by : ,
eight mules, and was complete, with
the' exception of " the : smoke-stack. "
When- Battle's bridge, . over - the
Neuse, was reached, four of the mules !
were unhitched, to lighten the weight,; !
Which was over ten tons. The bridge '
is of wood, 330 feet lQOg, 1 and was f
built by W. V. Clifton - in -1879. -It
I had stood ; the ? strain of the -a
entire load,; when, the .-. engine ,s
had been taken to the saw-mill. .
Yesterday tho engine went almost
across, but the last ' span' of the -bridge,
thirty-eight feet long, failed -.4
to j stand the strain. Just: as the
ponderous 1 Weignt1 had '.reached a r
point midway of the last span,' it
gave way, and the engine went - over '
backwards, fifteen feet into the wa-
ters of the Neuse, at that spot abontv
four feet m depth. The engine in
its fall dragged with it the four mules 1
and " two colored men who were
driving them, as well; as;' two other ;
men who were on the broken span, m
The crash was a tremendous one, and . '
the; scene was truly frightful. It was
found that Stanhope Hall, one of the
colored men, had been dragged back-
wards and had fallen against- a pro
jecting part of the engine." This
produced a bad, perhaps a serions
wound, in the left temple.. .One of
the mules fell on .Calvin. Taylor,' an
other of the colored men, and he too,
is badly hurt. The mules were cut' i
loose, and, strange .to say,' did not
appear to be badly injured. .- , r,
j 4- Raleigh iVews- Observer: A corr.,
respondent at Halifax, N. C.,' writes
us as follows: "Roanoke river is lower iJ
than it has been in thirty-: years. 1 It :;
was waded i across by ? Dr. John .
O'Brien and C. H. Wilcox, near Hah- ,
fax, the depth being about 2"or 3
feet. The. crops are failing very
fast. All of . the high-land: corn is .?
nearly ruined; and there , will be no :
cotton except the July crop. ,. Rain is r
badly needed. -The Scotland Neck l!
Railroad is progressing rapidly; about 1
one mile of the track is already laid."-;