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HOD fll't ADVAN1AGBl IN
Augusta Cotton Factory has j
averaged 20 j per cent, every year J
Hince i sea. in mat town tnere are
120,000 spindles. Do not the Au
iiBla people believe in manufacturing
Lhu first six
you? ijjOne mill during
months of 1881 made
1100,000 clear on a capital of $000,- j
000.. Will hot that do? In what
other legitimale business can so much
be made? 35 per cent, for one year
to satisfy. It is believed by
the Miperintundent that the hix
month from! July 11 will turn out as
weil. The Langley j mill paid 8 per
tsent. - oil six months and passed 10
per cunt to its surplus. The follow
ui friu a cotton milling authority
in Augusta, 'Ga., is well worth con
siderinp, fur it is important, as there
ar- hard years as well as i;o(m1 years.
"Tin ie are experiences in cotton mili
iiikr, as in other kiuds of business,
when the lean vears Hike the ears of
E-iypt) jeat np the. fat yf am;
ie profits in good times go to
tosses in hard limes. Says
i - :S - -
Uncis Coffin : j: . -'
tl Dd 84eiit:al advnntBes tf
i ho 8uth over milla iu New 1i.dk-
tie btHt Hliown when tbe times are
hani mirl tmde is dgprefsed.- When lhu
Nrw li Hiid mills are not making a dollar,
luuix iiifilie 8ou:h pioperly tnanHKtd can
trilivili-iids. i T vary the p:oiMai!ioit:
VYc cn sell cloth t half a cent a ynru I'RS
New England mills, and eveu U;i
iliM'ouiii make more ainty than
1 i -US
tin .V !o.
i tin out make thi atatement
jbm of myj own factual Riiowl-djte I
Cogiu has spent his manhood
business of manufacturing.
He knows what -ho is talking about
- - : .
when he says ' that 'the Augusta and
olher Southern factories can sell
cloth at half a cent a yard "less than
liie New England mills can and still
make more money than they do.
All Southern mills cannot
simply because all
have not the proper
not well managed.-
aeilities and are
Mr. Bassey, of
the Eaglo and Fhoeaix mills, confirms
this statement. 4 He says the South
ern manufacturer . has one and nine
teuths cents (1 91 o) per pound the
a Northern mannfao-
a fortune in itself.
is every encouragement in I
these statements made by practical I
business men who have experience
It bts to flight the
of the Boston writer I
on cotton, Mr.
Atkinson. Like the I
old woman's proof of the pudding, !
the nrofits of the southern mills con- I
L - ' ' ' - - I
firm all that is said.- j
Here are the figures of the mann-
factories of Baltimore, of all kinds.
We copy from ihe American:
yapuai luvcaicu... f . w" . I
Number I of bands employed,
62.933i Value of annual pro
ducts. ....... .!.:.. ,1....... 71,744,772
Annual wages;.. J . ...J....... 13.376,493
AutiUal cost of materials. ...... 44,054,383
Agg. cost of labor: and materi- . .
als............. ..... ....... 57.C30.87
Deduct ibis from the, annual
product it leaves....
This is the statement
Taxesv wear and tear, &a.t are to be I
-deducted. - These amount to 3,893,-
892. The American says the ; net
profit is 4l0.220.002i or more than .
twenty per cent, upon the capital
investod. This calculation embraces
. the whole operations, large and small.
i here are maiviauai enterprises mat,
show greater results. t Ye men of
business and capital thick upon thoso
things. i - -' ;
Mr. Farnell's candidate in Tyrone
was oeieatea. ins canaiaato, ivev.
RyleU, " received less than
of the votes cast. Mr.
lected by a small majority over the
- . nr. 3a ; . k.
U INSTALMENT P H O N
HhNATOIt ?1M!E. , :
-' We publish another instalment of
Senator VaneeV very able letter in
reply lo Capt. Andiews'n letter. Ii
a, introng, paper.. - When Senator
I v a ii uo Hianus uy iuo peopie ne may i
reui assured the people will stand by
him. Lei tho Venule un! v unite, and
o corporation, vhowerer .-riohnaud j
pverbeartng and unjust, can ; with- j
Btand ihem.i l he intelligent readers I
of the Stab, know why .we fought the I
sale to Mr. Best. ? It. was because the I
State could complete easily the Paint
Rock road; which Senator Vance
-cjf-.-irA1': u I
amriua 10 uave, ywu uie oae , aim
because we did not believo Mr. Best
could or would Koomplete the; very J
costly Ducktownraitroad.v He could
nnV an 'in anlA nnt: in Ttnfnrfl HIva i
n s-fo Vno tntia Ka'.I
'.,! t , t :J..,,
iney aoteu. uuioru vuimwu,-f wure
before the Senate Uommittco op In-
ternal Improvements that he did not
intend to do 'any morethan suited
their own interests, or, as he put it, I
only so "far as the ability and interest
of the capital they represent would
The sale was made, we believe, in
July, 1880, to Bu ford & Co. It was
April 30th, 1881, when Capt. An
drews said to ' the State Commission
ers that the Buford crowd had about
made up our minds to go to Duck
town." t-r-.---. :-;v'-;:.-- i-:
That route was almost everything.
Bat how arc- they eoine to - Dnck-
town ?; By the widoogauge as on the
Faint Hock lint? Senatoi Vanotf says
they are building a .,'narow-gauge.,,
Capt. Andrews refused the full five
hundred hands the Stale was to fur
nish becauso he was in doubt "as to
the ownership." The people are now
in a fair way to got at "the bottom I
They will find out that the j
position taken by the Stab was pa
triotic, judicious, and ; proper,! and
that it was a mislako to sell out over
seven millions of propeily to. a weak.
concern like Best represented lor a
few hundred thousand dollars.. The
result in the property, that cost so
mne.h aud ia of. so much teal value-, is j
in the hands of a great plethoric, ag- j
gressive, grasping corporation witn
ou mul or conscience, that is de
tfiuiiiifd to swallow up every other
road that caii compete with it in the
slightest way; that hesitates at noth
ing, and thai is doing what it can to
injare ihe reopie of North Carolina.
The people - tho voters the sover
eigns have their eyes on. the men
who are;warring:against their inter
ests. Tiet them take heed unto them
selves. The people have some rights
left yet. Let the violators of these
rights ; beware. J No man can - stand
by the corporations that war upon
the PeoPle and set the support of the
people, T ohticians of an aspiring
turn will please put that little piece
in their pockets, and after, commit
ting it to memory then commit it to
their pipes and puff away in peace if
not in hope. -: - -- -
POOQBEIS IN TBE SOUTH.'
... . . 1
The Northern papers during the
last two or three months have had a
great deal to say about progress in I
the South.' At first, under the teach- 1
iogs 0f Mr. Atkinson, of Boston,
Massachusetts, the Northern press
. . -
accepted the theory that JNew ifing- l
land had the advantage m , cotton I
spinning and . manufacturing. ; But I
m m : " f m t I
under tne ngni. oi aiscussion mis
error has disappeared. ' Recently the
New York Herald said :
.ihil :". i ii-'-. A.iAA I
in th TiautiAA of a lahoriocr class acens- I
I tomedtothe work, and perhaps somecli- I
-.. nnatinnai and social influences,
But in tbe long run labor is sure to find its
. - - - -- i
market, and the cotton staple is unaouot
edlv to be largely manufactured where it is
grown.: But, as the Industry, advances, it
win be lonnu mat new jngiana money
and braina are in it. as thev are in pretty
much everything else that is adding to the
welfare and development or tne country.
j We are glad to- know that New
England "monev and brains" are al-
ready engaged in Southern manufac
D ..v - ,
turing. It is a good way tor ooutn-
ern capitalists who desire to em
bark in .cotton milling to combine
with one or more experienced British
or New England manufacturers men
of intelligence, of means,and who can
come well indorsed. . After . awhile
the South will have enough experi
enced superintendents of its own for
all practical purposes.
Tbe days I of carpet-baggery4 are
over now and the animosities of ; the
i-:---' . . , .-.
past are gone witn -cnem. it is true
there are extreme .men and extreme
u"u m. .- e j.
mmmsm a w w a ami ran ibv i iir iiriitr i-mmm
Strife and sectional antagonisms have
worked injuriously 'in. many ways.
They kept capital .for a long time
from ' coming into t the South, and
they have retv&Tiigrattoiw'
But there has besn tnoreof the latter
in many oouinern states man is eup-
posed generally. - New England and
the Middle States nave ..contributed
a good many immigrants, and they
have. been, generally.: valuable addij-
tions. Texas, Florida, Arkansas,iilis-
souri ana south ,warouna nave neen
favored specially in this particular. )
NortH Qarolina ; has receiv"cI 6me
worthy' and' welcome citizen from
iurX Itl'r'rl L-u V:Xd I
bera as thbwStates nameTJioUst 1
eenauswaaa.great surprise: to , the J
North ; hence the very many editor J
ls von" meet with in .. tho DaDers of I
ihitt Afttim nnnflmino-; the growth
u FruDiciiV f lr"v t. -1
Very tew tor eign immigrants pave
found -their way Southward.? The
influx" has i been- chiefly 'from the
- N orthern States. - he UounerJour
na? saya pertinently:
"Southern prosperity did much to cause
the "boom" of 1879. The different pec-
tions of tbe country are so intimately con-
nected in their commercial and in their
industrial relations, that . when misgovern.
ment paralyzes to a great extent tne pro- I
ductive industries of one section all suffer j
to a great extent. The restoration of the I
South was a condition precedent to North'
em prosperity. '
; "Never before have the people of the
Southern States been so industrious. The
labor problem is settling itself, giving leas
cause for . anxiety wan any wnere eise.
Agriculture is advancing m everyway; it is
becoming more intelligent, more systematic,
and : consequently more profitable. - Tbe
mineral regions have attracted the attention
of capitalists, and lands ; that a lew years
ago were considered valueless are now in
active demand. The railroads have been
vastly improved and extended, increasing
tbe transportation iacumea in every locamy,
opening new territory, building up cities
and aiding all new mining and manufactur
i What is needed now is a continued
development of alllcinds of manufac-
turing, and specially of cotton. The
approaching Exposition at Atlanta
Will be of great benefit to the South
ern States -md will bo an advertise
ment On a large scale. ; The terrible
drought will doubtless, interfere to
some extent with the character of
the Exposition, but that it will be a
most pronounced success wo have no
; KNOW ONE aNOTHBK.
Henry Ward Beecher, in one of his
sermons, discussing . the duty of the
members of a church to know, one
another, says that churches are like
hotels; each lodger has his own room
and calls for what he needs, and does
not feel bound to take care of any of
the other loderers. He says better
that they are ''spiritual boarding-
houses." The occupants of the dif-
rant rnnm An not know each other
w Xa.hnAara I
are not acquainted with other pew-
holders, and those that go to the I
Lord,fl Table do not recognize neigh-
bors on the right and on the left.
But the best thing we have met
with on this subject is the saying of
a Bostonian on a sermon on "Recog
nition in Heaven." lie tola tne
preacher he would preach more to I
fhinfc if h wonld "nreach about
the Recognition of friends there"
Said he: "I have been a member of
this church during twenty years and I
1 do not know any of tbe members.7 I
Is this the spirit of the Gospel of Je-
hms Christ? Are isolation, coldness
- . : m I
dignity that ireezes, pnae oi.persou
and soon the fruits of the Spirit ot
holiness? . What a curious "brother-
1 .al - m. 1. .la Z .A MA smWt
nooa" is tnas wuere eau hub
to the other.
An TCno-liahman of intellif?enco told
: a l
ns some vears ago after having spent
saVo hat ninth.
. , , i tsJ
ins was a great aeai cneaper in U1B
country man jn iwuiuhw
. .1 . 1 I I . 1 .
He showed us dozens of articles that
were from thirty-three to seventy-
five per cent, cheaper than they were
in North Carolina. We are reminded
of this by an argument made, by ex-
Representative Frank H. Hurd, of
Ohio, to show how the laboring man
ia iniured bv a Protective tariff. We
, . . . , . . , .
copy the illustration : . T:
I visited the house of a friend of mine in
Toledo the other day, who had a family of
Avon children. - He bad a waee oi au.ou a
dev. bringing him, in a year, an income of
S40U. 1 a&Kea mm now muuu un nam lur
the clothinff of his family. He said $100,
at lP.aHt . 1 told him be could have bought
those clothes in Canada tor S73. i aemon-
--.tail t Kim that tin naid in a voap nnarlv
u.." . T . . . .
200 more for articles requirea cy nunseii
and family than they could have been
purchased for in VanMa-"a.
this was the nefarious result of a proctective
tariff." y- "
The Cincinnati : Commercial: says
li - " . , . . , - ..; -
i there have been twenty murders com-
I v!tf 1 !n TTAnnaa Citv' within the last
mitted in Kansas City within the last
? mVv fh;fl Tt. la w-fnl.
biiiiiiiiii nmia at u uuiwi , w m -
FUKTHEE PABTICtjABS OF THK GREAT
GALES OF 'FBIDAY LAST DAMAGE
TO VESSELS; .BELOWr HOUSES ) AT
TOET TISHBK SWEPT .AWAV DBATtf
OF OJIK OF THE VICTIMS OF TUB ! W.:
& W. FREIGHT
DAMAGE TO CROPS,
stroll through the streets ;ntf alone;
wharves yesterday ; gave us a. much,
Wore adequate conception of the taTasesof
be tempest on Friday than wo bad pfevi-
pnsly entertained. - m fact, in tue wier to,
bivit . allowed us alter the fiubflidaDcetf
tbe storms e bad very: little ospQrnoiF
iO ttCq1Jai0t ourieirea wftb -all the patUcu-
arfl0f wimerous disasters which they
totalled ' upon tbe people ot Wilmington
ind its vicinity.
1 The destruction of shade trees ihrough-
out the city is not amonR-,the least of the
ivils entailed upon us by tbe terrible blow
It is probable that at least six or eight hun
dred of the finest trees in tbe city have
beep prostrated, while others have been
stripped of moat of their limbs. The
most of the elms stood the blastremaikably
well.but the mulberry, chinaberry and some
others stood no showing; but a great many
even of elms and oaks-succumbed to the
fury 0f (be gale, especially in exposed
- .' i ... thA .lxr w ff -era
r"- " . .
lying upon the ground, and the sound or
hammers could be heard in every direction.
as the busy workmen toiled to remedy the
damage done. . It is an eld saying that "it
is an ill wind that blows nobody any good,"
and the truth of it is verified in this case,
as it is probable that carpenters and other
workmen will be kept buay for some time
repairing the damages resulting Jfrom the
storms. The scene at the Wilmington &
Weldon and Carolina Central depots yester
day was a fair indication of the fury of the
hurricanes. We found those who witnessed
the sight of the roof of the W. & W. shed
on the' wharf being taken ; off bodily
and hurled through the air a distance-of
one hundred yard4 or more and thrown
upon tbe hill in the vicinity of tbe machine
fihopp, and they describe the scene as a
fearful display of the power of the tempest
when in its most furious mood. Some of.
the flying beams and -rafters and tin from
the roof camo in contact with a tree just
inside of the inclosure, near the machine1
shops, and twisted the top off of it, leaving
-a large portion oi tne tin aangung irom
the trnnk. ::" ' f -- f -
A- ADDITIONAL PABTCUIiAE9 '
The house on the southwest corner of
Ninth and Red Cross, streets, known as
Browning church, where religious ser
viets are frequently held by colored people.
was blown down. A colored woman who.
was in bed at the time made a narrow
escape, one oi tne Deams naving iaueu
against the - bed-post, but she was rescued
from among the rubbish without much 'in ju
ry. Tin from the roof of St. Btephen'a A. M.
E. church struck the Peabody school
house on the other side of the square, and
damaged it slightly. Several of the pillars
BUDDortine the nPner piazza of Mr. W. G.
Fowler's residence, corner of Front and
Ann streets, were blown out, but the piazza
remained in position.
remained in position. The tin roof of the
rina mill nn Pnint Potpr hnlnnoSncr to
tbe w F. FtiUer estate, was blown off.
Qae of the chimneys of Capt. Divine's reel
dence, on Mulberry, between Third and
Fourth streets,, was broken off ana thrown
down upon tbe roof. Some of the windows
were also .blown out and carpets, etc..
damaged by water beating in. "The severi
ty of the gale was greatly felt on the still-
yard of Messrs. Morton St Hall, who had
allot their still chimneys blown down.
eds broken: in, and a portion of the
roof r of ' their spirits ' turpentine shed
taken off, water-pipe broken, etc.! Mr
Morton was standing in his office door and
witnessed the taking off of the entire east-
ern side of the roof of the spirits , shed,
which was whirled into the air and prec
11UU1 IUD CUWU AAV BflUIUHIVU
Tha fitnrn And residence of
M Cnaa schulken, corner of Fourth and
Swann streets, was unroofed, and his fur
niture was badly damaged by water, and
tho store and residence of Mr. J. W. Robins,
corner of Fourth and Nixon streets," was
I anrvert in thn Mtnu wav.' while the whole
neighborhood was blockaded with trees.
I A dwelling on Third, between Red Cross
I and Campbell etreeta. occupied by Mr. H.
, -A - .vt -
i . - . .
i ijio we. uaa me un uiuwu uuui ura tuun
The Tin roof of the old Roberts foundry, or
clarendon Irou Works, was blown off.
; : . I'-.- i - v ?: IN ' THE ' Ticnsm . ; '
At Mr. J. F. GarreU's Sans Souci planlan
tion, on the Little Bridge road, near the
city, a new and large barn, 160 feet in
length by 36 feet ia width, was totally de
molished,' the timbers being twisted and.
broken almost into fragments. 'About one
mile of his fence was also prostrated. He
had fifty acres ia cotton, which was pre
senting a splendid appearance before the
storm, and he now estimates that it will be
damaged at least one-half. The ground
yesterday morning; was; almost literally
covered with green bolls. : He has ' two
hundred and fifty acres in lowland rice,
which has been damaged considerably by
I . . .f T - . J . . . .a
i tne neaus nemg turasueu uu, uui w
j exactly what ,: extent he : ; cannot , now
1 sav. : Nearly all of ithe i fine grove of
trees at what was formerly - his Sans
Rnnil T rpniilnnnn were also blOWn l dOWD.
1 n. iV.nn ttalno loft ataniftnir i 'Mr
I uuiv lire m iiudo uvwj .-ji
j Brayj his overseer, estimates Mr. GarreU's
loss at not under 13,000.
loss at not under t3.000. At .the Fair
amall bnildin? was left
an the remainder followed in quick sue-
cession.'5' A ' colored woman, ' her ", growo
daughter and two or three cbsldteo wcrfejn
one of ihe, hpqseSj bu mrmged Jtdolpa
: : - s : iir. - H I.J r I I
crop near the-cfty wasbad
iThe' corn -cron id Brunswick county, wo I
ing t,eaum-tff hoistalks-i Judge RM
BellV Luss iu coltoa.' H Js estimated, :f ill
teach $ 1,300. The rice orops are also badly,
jdam aged. The gale played havoc witfi the
. . ' TUaPENTINB TEEES.. ;.
k gontlemau stated jk7ef
pae-tbird' of 1 are J tufpenJhae- treea- from-
TowDi Creek Brunswick county,- this
ityj wero blown down; and another stated.
that on the line
ine or what is Wwn,
... . . ; . l
f'Niircrfir . Head'
them were proWatecL In h some ' places
j--t...j t 1
4 : .,i.':L--ii.-: 1-1
pniy a very icvr are uuw oiauuiajj. wvu u
the Little Bridge, toad.to a distance of about
four of five -miles, vi8 a great 'number were
prostrotedrirffi-v:1 i..yr, V
; ; . ; THE DA2IAGB BELOW. " .
At Fort Fisher, where there is a small
fishing village, all tbe houses but one were.
aATit miv . Ttia one atandincr was form- I
MMTSk " i "nffli' AMriPn - and -it I
had its piazza carried away.: One house, I
located near I the water, belonging I
to a - Mr. Mayo - and occupied by a
Mr.'; Thomas Smith, was washed entirely
away, . not ; a vestige of it being left, to-,
gether with all of Mr. .Smith's furniture
and clothing; the family barely escaping.
with their lives. A party from this city
who was there 'at the time, left about 2
o'clock that afternoon ' and walked home,'
all the boats, nets, etc , being washed away.
Capt. Harper, of the steamer Passport, who
gives us the- abovo information, states that
tho new dredge, 2. V. White, is all safe,
but the scows are all high and dry at Price's
Creek and will have to be launched off.
The" schooner Em, loaded with lumber,
.1 ' . . .. I
sunk at her wbarr at Smith ville. Tbe pilot I
boat J. A. Leverisaler; the schooner Siam, j
the pilot boat Swift and the schooner Plant
are -all high and dry on the "Rocks"
between Smithvllle and Fort Caa
well. Tho pilot boat, Uriah limmom
collided with the barque Glacier and sunk
in the channel, all hands on board saving
themselves;' and the Glacier , aftetwards
went ashore on the "Rocks." The tug
Alpha, the steamer Passport anct the reve-
nue cutter Colfax all pulled on her yester
day morning, but failed to move her. The
pilot boat Mystery came inside Friday
morning, when her sails were blown away I
and she drifted
outside, and soon after- I
wards Went ashore down the beach about I
four miles from Smithville. The captain
and crew saved themselves by swimming
ashore.: .The Mystery, which is a total wreck,
belonged to Mrs. Smith and others.of Smith
ville, and the Uriah limmons to Capt. 0. C.
Morse, (the latter; it will be remembered,
being the boat that rode out the great storm
in safety when the pilot boat Mary Sprunt
went down outside the ; bar with all on
board some years ago.) . In Smithville very
little damage was suffered, a few trees and
fences' being blown down. ' The wharves
and bath houses weie carried away by the
previous storm. ;The revenua cutter Col
fax came in from Georgetown and reported
no sale in that direction. She took off two
men that had been left on the ship La I
t.:s k 'iAnM'At'i..iM mhhi
Louisiana, who would otherwise probably
'have perished, jj -;
f : DEATH. FBOM THE 8TORJI.
j Isaac Shaw, one or the victims of the
disaster to the freight warehouse of the
Wilmington & Weldon Railroad, during
the storm, died yesterday morning, about 1
o'clock. He had one of his legs broken in
two or three places, and was otherwise in
jured. There were four men in the house
at the time! and thev had eaten their din-
ners and were sitting down, waiting for the
bell to ring for them to recommence work.
when they saw their danger and attempted
-i. - - '- . .
to escape, running in the direction wnere
the most, danger ; was to ; be expected in
stead - of in the ; opposite one. The men
were named Isaac Shaw, James Davis,
Gilbert ; Halladay and i Daniel : Sanders.
Davis is Baid to be in a somewhat
critical condition, but may recover. Gilbert
Halladay, whoso ribs were fractured on the
right side and who was bruised on the back
and shoulder, is doing as well as could be
expected- Sanders' injuries are not con
sidered serious. : Shaw, who lived on Han-
over, between Second and Third streets
formerly resided, in Goldsboro, and . was
about 24 or 25 years of age. He bad no'
family, we understand.
The hurricane struck the steamer John
Damon while she was on her way to the
city and about fife miles from the mouth of
Black river. ' Under good management the
boat sustained bo damage, but Capt. Sher
man had a narrow escape. . He was blown
bodily from tbe hurricane deck, but in his
fall managed, to catch on the upper deck
of the boat and save himself.--; f
-The dwelling house on ; Front street,
corner of Walnut, bad a narro w escape
from burning during the height of the gale,
The proprietor and his wife were absent,
but fortunately Mr. Sanderlin, who boards
in the house, was at dinner when the alarm
was given, and managed to extinguish the
fire, which bad caught in the woodwork
around one of the chimneys. . . .
The loss, by the two storms in Wilming
ton is variously estimatedV and will probat
bly reach as highlas $100,000, if. not inore.
; T 1CTBTLB OBOVK SOVITDj. ?.; ..
; 'jas.' W. Green, (colored) writes to. the
Stab that the storm did considerable dam
age on the plantation of Mr. R. B.; Freeman.
It unroofed and wrecked a large pea-house,
and blew down the' stableB, cart shed and
fencing; much damage was done, to, Mr.
Freeman's pea crops, r Fine trees , were
blown down in all directions,and the main.
road for foureeen miles is almost impassable
on ; this account jonn 'is. ijuitcneus
John E. Mitchell's
kitchen was blown down, but no one was
- ON TU t WESTERN
REASONS" FOE niS ACTION.
disposing of the. Andrews
Senlr V.n,A in hia loLlerin
. . vi.' I
:ftJfenj ftt oa-him in the sale
UomWJ. Best. We copy what he
'says of the ability of the State to have
trJ"LA t vl;nV i?vnto nA
heiecessity 6F buUdirigHhe road t6
ttcKtowoj the otner route: - i
MItkiHlstndt be forgotten that the
tttof Ano;atin . sf that. -mIa.wii I
be building of the' road from Aahei
Ville to Duoktown. - At tho lime of
f to THno'Riiro boort
overcome Ana.luears were runmns? a
0Yercftmean4laQars.: were, runniq
a - r n a. m-. k-t i m . m
the shorts line down thol
Fwiiwn TiWvarl a mattfir of eas'ir
accomplishment, one-third being al4 j
tAxt nraAeA. Thfl Stato could easi4
ly have finished it in a short time
with h nonvirtt. lbnrnr nonld havri I
found other:? parties quite ready to I
take it off her . hands. The great ob4 I
lAnt wiu ti find nartins who would cut I
thronTi tho ':mnnntRinfl.' 145 miles tri1
Ducktown. As is: known, Mr. isestj
by the desertion of his associates, was
left unable to perform his contract,
How this happened it is not now ne
cessary to inquire. ,
He next tells of the transfer to Bu
ford, Clyde and Company, and thus
"goes for" them:
i 1 "Re1 luctact as X was 10 see this
; road fall into the hands of a corpora
tion that had already done so much
tn rArlunn "Mnrth Carolina to a state
-f nmiT,firciftl vassalaffe to an ad-4 I
, o : . i
joining State; by diverting its. trade!
from our own towns and cities, yet
so great was my anxiety to see this
work completed that I determined to;
aid as much as I could, the assignees'
to prosecute it with all possible dili:
gence and energy,' depending for the.
protection of our people upon the
provision in the act. of sale, which
forbids discriminations against North
Carolina, towns and cities on the part
of the 'assignees. I soon found, how
ever, at least I came to believe, that
they did not intend; to . build the
Dnoktbwn branch, i In other words,
that they did not intend to pay the
price for which the road was sold to
them, j I came to believe. also that in
defianoe of the law; they were deter
mined -so to discriminate against the
interests of our own people as to ruin
many and greatly injure all. By
degrees they have secured control of
I ! . i - a . . . trt . . -
neariyi every roaa in rvne oiate or
leading into I it west Of Raleigh.
They have now so got the commerce
Of North Carolina in their grasp that
they j;an crush to death all of
it except that portion ; which
they foster for the- benefit of
Richmond. I came to believe also
that they did not intend to prose
cute the - work even on the French
Broad line with the 'diligence and
energy required by the contract, but
intended to take their time and finish
it at their convenience. The circum
stances which induced me to believe
that they did not intend to build to
Ducktdwn are many. Is the first
place the fact was stated in my hear- 1
fner tUi onferenca in Sentember 1
mg at j a conference in September :
last, between i Messrs. Best, Clyde,
Logan and others, in the city of New
York, and; was not denied by anyone
"Another reason is touna in tne
sworn testimony of Col. Buford be
fore this Senate Committee of Inter
nal Improvements, in February last, :
in Raleigh, in. which, among many ;
other intimations thrown out to the :
same effect. ; Mr. Buford declared j
aihe parties contracting with
Mr Best toofc. thesign or m8j
comraoi, wim hw bww wueu -i mo7
I noma :ahartlnfoltr notoUBftrv. in thAil
tt; : :ZZ
luauuei uoiouuiuio Bwre " u" . jl
intention to carry it out in good faith I
as far as the ability and interest of A
the capital they represent wouta at-
T.m i i - ( ;
tOW. I .:!,- : . ? ; . - -
'Again, at the meeting 1 of the i
Board of .Commissioners in Raleigh, 1
on the.30th of April last, when Col.
ed ns his application for an extension
of time with the remark, 'gentlemen,
I think I can say to you we have
pretty iioell made up our minds to go
to DucklownP And still another
reason was that up to June of this
year almost all the work done was on
the'French Broad line; : : ? 3 :
-"Lastly, they began' to ; build the;
Ducktbwn line from Asheville as a
narrow gauge road, being advised, as!
-Col. 'Andrews said, they could build
it anv ieauge they pleased."
;; He gives corroborative evidence,
and says that the Governor tendered
Andrews the five hundred convicts,
but they were hot received. He shows
that Buford is Co. did not have any
bands until May last on the Ducktown
route save only convicts furnished by
the State, ! and did not have enough
I hands to complete the road, as per
contrauii, iu iigouu wuu.uj uij
The Senator adds: . j
"My modest opinion is that but for
the withdrawal of my assent to that
application for an extension of time,
.nS t h threatened danger of a for-
and .the threatened, aanger oiaior
ieiiureni meir uuutraui,, vucto wuum
not now be any except the convict
force on the French Broad - branch,
and none on the Ducktown Branch.
. 'In the matter of discriminations
on freights and charges, forbidden
alike expressly, in the contract witn
W. J; Best and his assigns,' and in the
charter ;of i the Piedmont Railroad,
I against North Carolina towns and
cities: against one '.town in North
1 rai.i;7r fnr nf nA1if nl
XatVatUfct awi va va . HHV-iiw! ., mm
against all roads connecting with ' the
Jttfef.-" SMyi.-.' m: - ....
JSorth Carolina toad, ,ie would fail '
me to expose them. Tiey are obvious"
and glaring- each'tovii and de-i In
the State f rem Raleigl ; west $ ha s - '
own tale to tell, -tljf e 3tutliori-
tyof some of the mW ; promt nebt f
merchants inj CharJcte forfsayingrf
some,that they haWtopay the'riSsel v '
the freight on gora .sotd s south 'of '
this point; others,); freights so
far Souib soldrabiir- Cheaper
than jtoj thia'pOinfroriDer
citiesjana 8io seii jucir, .pe;
have to paytty Vv"Wer?EAteainsi ,
them, ; And still others -say tbafwhen
they receive ah order for goods Vonv
any point on the Western North Var-f
- fXOeP B11'"1 TW-lt
"T ' v " - v. A
Richmond to be shipped direct o
sv y'vv tfr -, T
5ast discrimination; .-Tie. says of the
j ibe Richmond ifc Danville , Coro-
vwj own or coniroiu rufuwwi,
land these thev are said tObefliego- -
uk iuu.anu.-wm rjVuu .
Jl . V Mfi - I 1 1. Mb iit-aBnvwvwmBMn
puoiic prints Mas, iney nave,pur-;
chased the .Virginia Midland., 1 he
hsult of this, if true, will probably
be to : discontinue the -work now in '
progress; to extend, it from Danville
tO Mooresville, cuttings olt the only..
fcpe f the people alongthat line for t
a raUroad, and completea or not, oe-
Stroying also the last hope Of this seo
tioni to Qbtaitt X:. competing : I line.
Then the coils ,. will be: completely :1
around us. ,'; We will bo absolutely at '
the mefoy of strangers.' A foreign
corporation will dispose of the wealth,'
if there be any left, rand dictate the . i
policy; of Nortfr Carolina. The at
that taxes the earnings' o bur people . .
issues from the; city of Richmond,"
4 HeThen comments. On their course I
towards the. Atlantic &lNorth 0aro- f
Una Railroad with which our readers $
are acquainted. He next refers to
the power of rich railroad corpora-
: : " tr a i - 'll : : rrl .1
lions ana dib own. uourpu. ie ciuoeo .
as follows: i'i ' - - 1':- :. '" - .
"I know that snob institutions have
insidious and1 irresistible methods of
corrupting legislators of suborning i
the press and forcing- public opinion. '
I know full well the danger I incur by
attempting to thwart the purposes of '
pne of these vast combinations of cap-
ital, whichjdeifying the spirit of gain, , i
embody the very essence of selfish- ;
rliess,1 and go ; straight "on to their . r
object, regardless of all , considera
tions except those which 'contribute -,
to suocess. I knowhow powerless an
agricultural people, of moderate ,
means,' spread over a wide extent of ,
country, like the people of North
Carolina, are to contend with such a
power. If I consulted my own ease ,
or convenience, I would retire from
the contest. But the representatives
of the people, confiding in; my integ- ;
rity and faithfulness, chose me as one . ,
of their commissioners to superintend
the execution of this contract. .1 Bhall
justify that confidence, or try to do
so, let the consequences to myself be
what they may." . Li , rs ;
; Rev. Dr. Deems writes for the
Raleigh Advocate, y;.-; ; " s; u.
?-4-Gov. Vance, says the Washing
ton correspondent of tbe Greensboro Pa
triot, bas bought a . residence in that city,
and it is being put in order. . ;
- Toisnot Home: j It is getting to
be quite dangerous to travel on the rail
roads in this part ot the State. We. are f
informed that some oneshot a ball through
U car. on the W. & W. road just
above Enfield, on last Sunday evening.
The Greensboro Protestant re- ,
ports revivals in tne jueinouist rroiesiani
Church as follows: Monroe circuit 8 con- ' '
verts, 7 accessions; . Stanly ' circuit 30 con
verts, 10 accessions; Catawba circuit 14
converts, 17 accessions; Surry circuit 8 con
verts, f 2 secessions; Whitaker's Chapel 6
converts, 5 accessions. '. .. t
f - Winston Sentinel : , There - are
229' cases upon our court dockets 'for re
tailing liauor without license, and tbe
question that arises for our commissinoners '
tinnance cf this trafflo as it at present
i n itij -..
. . . . , ' . - . ' -
' itaieign . M.oA30ca.ie xne new
Methodist church in Raleigh is to be of
brick, 55 by 90 feet, and the steeple will be
ieet mgu, ouu cuvereu wwu gaiyauiaeu
! iron. I The style will be English Gothic,
II ..,1 hnfh mill hp thafinngtlnHiaoilv
Its seating capacity : will be about 1,000.
1 Rev. A. A. Boshamer laid tbe . first brick
I last Monday. 1
: Wilson Advance: Last Satur
day night Calvin Sharp, a colored boy.
about 11 years old, who lives near M. B. .,
Atkinson's, in Edgecombe, was holding a
light while his mother was pouring kero
sene oil on her bed to destroy chinches,
when it ignited, burning tbe boy so badly
that he "died that night. , The . mother
was not injured. , ; . -
Henderson Tobacconist andJle
vicw; The farmers tell us that tobacco is
burning un on the hill; it retains its green
color, and attempts at flue curing have
I been very unsuccessful. It is now thought
I that not more than one-fourth of an average
Crop Will uv uiauo, - aim wo tuaiitj vi uio
will be far below the average heretofore. !
The cotton crop is about as bad. .
-I i New : Berne News'. The ; last
number of the PoUce Gazette is ornamented
with tbe carte ae ttsae 01 tne gay ana iesnve
J. Volney Ryan, who sojourned in this city .
during the winter and spring of 1876. Tbe
occasion of his appearance- in the PoUee.
Gazette now is breaking jail at Sedalia, Mo.,
where the citizens of that locality had him
4rTa1 fnr nhtaininir 4!t. 100 an a hnfrna in
: surance agent. , . ;-
...i. Einston Journal: Kinston Col-
egiate Institute opened on Monday with
106 pupils. This is the beBt opening the
Institute has ever had. J ust as we go
18 PreBS we learn that Mr Coward,
aQ cjt5Zenof Greene county.was found :
i oead at Mr- John Dixon's gate this (Wed-
nesday) morning. ' He .was at Snow Hill on
Tuesday and,' the report says, under the -inflaenceof
liquor.,, ti-l- .Vv- '
Charlotte Democrat: A fashion
ably 'dressed colored man, who has been
flourishing about the city lor some time -past,
was arrested on Sunday last, by Chief .
of Police McNinch, charged aith commit'"
ting rape on a negro girl last ; year in At-
lanta and escaping the law. .- - In con--sequence
of the extraordinary ' dry, hoi
Ing throughout the city, but not of a very
InhhAVil TArm ' . .-i -
i ill v nuniini)ti m n iiii ajiai v& mmb) av