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In a brief paragraph yesterday- we
referred to the proposed Protection
ialH conveulion-tolmeet in New York
November 24. We have Been a state
ment of the propositions that it is in
tended to submit to that body. They
are as follows in brief. . 1. A revision
of the tariff in the! interest of Ameri
can labor.-' 2.
A review of industries
that are; destroyedjor -greatly injured
by foreign corunetilion, because of
err.Me:us Treasury rulings or defec-
- i .
3- The abolition 'of inter-
n whole or in part. .4.
Ho even the Preelection irtS think
that "Am-riuan labor" suffers from
ihe pre-ewt hJgh-prptective, war ta
riff. J Uht
any i hey.
. - . . i
k. it iteetis "revision.
-r -I . . -
Equally true. The re-
internal revenue collec-
eueHci t y ' also. We have
!jW! that the Mum now c ill.cted i.
rier ilhau there in any
f or hju"tified by good
-nifioieiii rHtKonn. Ijul .more
he I trailer. Bo I
u?p'5i.as i:i the pro-
ProlecliomslH lo rc-
.ii.- t abolish the
them '..that "a r--
l.ti lAiirT va iiHinamltuI
iinperiliveiy because of iih burde'u
ii i!on "American laboi ?" ' What do
vAraerican labor? "j Do
relet to manutacturerH. or do
d it; to farming and other
indiistrief? tin alt this, conuected
-- - . I - tj ' - ------ ...
with the reduction r abolition of in
temal ruveauej is there not a sort of
Trojan Horse-a sort of wheel with
iu a wheei?
If , they 'abolish the' ! in-
teru-tl revenue) where will the money
come from to pay the expenses of the
Government and to pay off gradually
the public debt?. It must come from
i I r
duties on wworts. ' Do vou see?
First tret the internal revenue wibed
- - -
out entirely , and then the way j is
open to so revise the tariff as to se
cure still larger! benefits for "Ameri-
e. Amenoan manufac
Domestto monopolies- are to
be protected" still j' more.
That ; is
probably the j meaning of this move
ment on the pari of the Protectionists.
The New York letter in the Phila
delphia Jjedger in its mention of the
proposed convention, says of the dis
cusgions con.cemrnjr u m New York:
"Som3f Ibem iofer from this that the
Wjsecueot U designed to icflaenceCoDgreEB
ruifeer ihda public opinion. The Democratic
'enters, it its pretty certain from what they
re eay.Dg to day, will briog' the fin b-
. j-Ct before the Convention , at Saratoga as
something 'foreshadowing a further combi
UBtion of the privileged class against the
rig of labor, (Apart from all that, H is
conceded that the Protectionists have a
powerful bflckiog, tbe call for. the (Jonven
lioo inclodtog such nameaas Simon Carae
rou, of Pennsylvania; Daniel J. Morrill, Pre
Bideot of lha' Iron j add Steel Aseociation;
- Thomas Doian, President of the Philadel
phia Association of Manufacturers of Tex
tile Fabrics; Thomas S. Harrison, President
of the Manufacturing Chemists Association
Of the United States, Philadelphia: Benla-
Win Allen, President of the Hosiery Manu-
mctarera Association, fhuadelpbia; James
QiUender, President of tbe Glass Manufac
lur era1 Association of the United States,- and ,
John Boach, ship: bnilder.n 4 V. 1
- ... - j .1 -.(j frt:.:v,.f;;!-frtp
When these manafactnrers,who ara
so much- interested in their pockets in
the continoance ojf. a high protective
tariff, with alterations, are the prime
movers in the proposed convention, it
is well enough to keep one's eyes oped
and read between , the lines oarefaHy.,
These are the times of schemes and
dodger -Unsuspecting men who "tote
fau" and operate above board are be
ing victimized and bamboozled con
stantly by ingMMHS and- artful and
- ehine manipulators, r j v l-r ';. -ih
Rev. Campbello, Canon . of . St.'
Peters at Rome, has abjured Roman
ism and united with the Methodists.-
' "o mt
The most ridiculous thing we have
met with i'poLtrpa in a long time is
the display of idrtuous indignation on
the part of' X4 organs because the
Democrats hrVea notion of, electing
one of their'mber, President 6f the
Senate. Soxir6Y th'eorgans "charge
that sooh conduct would be st theft
and Vro)fg. They ; pretend that
magnanimity, and r. patriotism ' and
wisdoto all demand that the RepablK
caw minority shonld be allowed to
place in tbe Chair ono of their "own
members, and they do this iu the face
of their own record and the usages of
all parties To ask Democrats .to
surrender their power and allow them
to arry out their riico plans of cor
ruption is a lfttle'Vit ."cbeeky." They
aie uot ye.Vout ethe Mahope coalU
tion anredoing .wbat they tean to
steal'a State by -open' and bold Re
pudiatioa.; , To", come forward now
and say to Democrats, ."won't you
please bo generous and conciliatory
enough to allow us to ' elect our Mr.
Anthony, a mild sort of Republican
who will do you no harm but will be
sure to stand tquare by bis party," is
about the most brazen effrontery of
the year. l5ut how very character
istic ! r, - , ,
There is one Republicah paper that
sees throughjlhe guise and probes the
nonsense The Philadelphia Ameri
can says of the proposed' arrange
ment; : . . . " i i
'"Some Republ.can ue Wfcp-tpera aie trying
to trigtiteu the Dem craTa ui?o abandoning
their; purpose to elect President of the
Senate, m casa of Mr.; Garfleld'i death;
They draw a teinble picture of the public
iudiguatiuu which ' would attend anv at
tempt of the Democratic party to derive a
pai tisno aavaatage rroin such a national
calamity; and they .aek.if the Democrats
are prepared ' to face- the storm they thus
would, raise. , Mt ia hard to bolieve that
these able edUof a are noH laaebineln their
8leeve8 at their 6wn heloric.' Tbe well
recugaized xnle of American,' aa- of Eog
iich, (Hiitica, is to take every advantage,
and yield , none. If the Democrats have
the opportunity to elect Mr. ; Aitbur's 8UC
cess r in the cbati of tne Seuate, ,and his
poKsiblri fcuccts-or iu the executive offlcb, -they
earn no repuuiloo for magna-
Biuiuy try leturiR ihe cnauc- fclip-. and they;
w:ll ev ike 'uo o m hy embracing it. They
will be - i-ig up -'to ' uie ' i u'ed ol the same
M pi -,
-'"Ooaio'wla k tntohiy parlor
U: S tid the iider (o ihe fly." -
' Are the taxes too heavv? Is there
need of all tW moneys that come into
the Unit d States Treasury from tbe
war taxes levied u pott ihtt people ? It
is evident that there ia excess. It is
oertain that there eau be a reduction
with benefit and relief to the people.'
Indirect taxation is as burdensome as
direct taxation, although the former
will, be paid ' unmnrmuringly, whilst
the latter wili be met .with positive
groanings. h b-h;$ f,.-a!fa.J
' Some persons: fa vol abolishing tbe
taxes for 1 a 1 double "purpose, its it is
said. First', that the States: them
selves may" levy sdeh taxes for the'
General ''' Government as' . may . be
deemed sufficient. " Secondly, that a
bart of the taxes may be raised by
imports. - As we' said yesterday, the
latter is the scheme " of ' the ; Protec
tionists. The Sbiith wiir.do ivell to
watch it. As' to the first. proposition,
we cau see no Objection to iu X Surely
the States can : raise within their re
spective territory "such Haxes as the
U. S, Government could collect. . ,1
would give less offenso to the people
to know that their own' local govern-'
men t raised revenue than to have the
Federal 'Government always around
collecting a tremendous tax levied m
war times orfor. war purposes. ; '' r
j For the i fiscal y ear endmgJtihe 30,"
1880, the Southern States paid, in in-,
ternal revonue (taxes for the General
Government) the following sams : '
Alabama. ...... . . ..V. $185,890.38
Arkansas. ..... .'. 126,089.12
Delaware.,... .. i..V.. , 304,898-21
Georgian i l . -'.ViVfi'. 5 822,074.18
Ke.Btacky , .v. v.,r, i .! .8.885,54490
Louisiana . & v.v i . 712.049. 65
,Maryiana .. ... . ....... , , .y . S,o7.UL
Mississippi, viv. i; - - ; 9133.00
Missouri vi.J .iiii '' 6,449,654.08
Nonb Carolina. .f'.-isi 2.354,006.71
South Carolina. .... ' 111,960.78
Tennessee, .v i. ... . .1. ic, 1.003.735.86
Texas . . . . . ... .. . - 233,106.55
V trgtoja. ; . ; . .i .'. ., r .l. . Sl.ra.SS
West Virginia. ... -J.i-wi4. ' 370,673.15
-;.-;;V-f:Total.V.-. i, ..$28,480,373.19
; N6w this sum, large as it is, does
not look? so -tremendous, unless we
consider the condition of these States.;
Nearly -;or : all of ihem are more r or
less embarrassed with anti-war debtsy
or debts created since the war by the
natives br'.the carpet-aggers; : liook
at Yirginia.' A' great political fight
is sd being 'waged between the true
people and. the 'Itepudiatiomsts. as
to i the boneatand-4ast way j of
disposing : of : the large ,. nd Top"
State Is taxed annually by the Fede-
ral. Government to the amount of
nearly six million dollars. The taxes
thus taken- from the peopW of that
State for; Federal purposes, .would
liquidafeTihe State - debt in . a few
years. When we turn f to North
Carolina we find our people paying
nearly, two and a half million dollars
into the FederalTreasury; each year.
This is about three times as much as
the Sta'te 'raises by taxation for its
- i,"r ,,: ; .... ., . ,'5. .
own r purposes. ; Suppose a parlC of
this large sum ; could :be abolished.
Suppose, say - one "million or one mil
lion and a quarter was paid instead
of the present sum, there wpaldbe a
saving to our people of over $750,X)00
annually. The figures we published
recently showed that many tens-of
millions over what was needed actual
ly were collected as Internal revenue.
In faut,. eitamtSliaaotir
r " , . . . ,1
estimates for 1880-81, 'showed that
there was an actual surplus . from
revenue -pf.190,085,117.92, andithjrt
this surplus would , again arise ; in
1881-82. ' : Of this vast sum '$4i,639,-;
840 goes to pay off the war 4 debt,'
whilst nearly forty-nine million is . in
excess of all jdemands.t' Why not
then reduce the internal revenue?
Why continue to raise nearly fifty'
million -: dollars in excess annually?
Why oppress and burden the South
ern States with at least ten million
dollars more than is needed?
1 . luere, ought to be a change in the
Uaw so as to provide for a rrradual
reduction each year. We favor thisf
but, mark you, we favor also enough
taxation; to prevent the protectionists
f rom - increasing the tax raised by
foreign, imports. ''r ; & ' ' '
f The true policy isT(;to place tlie
Federal ? Government first upon an
economical basis. Then to reduce
the internal revenues. After this;
razee the war tariff and reduce the
burden upon tho people by this sys
tenrof indirect taxation.-4 Ascertain
What is necessary to carry on ; the
Goyernm nt and ) pay off tho : war
debt gradually, and then the Congress
should modify both tariff and inter
Lai revenue to meetthese ends.' This,
as it appears to us, is the common
sense way of procedure. It is surely
the just and moderate way-.of dealing
with the questions.
SaNSATlONAL AND PKOPfiKTl
The Star thought Mr. Loge Har
ris's letter very instructive reading,
but it attached no importance to 'the
merely sensational parts. . We never
thought there were any good grounds
for the statement that Governor Jar-
vis contemplated a resort to force in
dealing with the Richmond & Dan
ville) Railroad, and we so stated. The
Raleigh ivews- Observer takes a simi
lar view, and says that the Governor
refers loathe lawful exercise of lawf
ful power," and not to fa?,resort: Vto
military force." "If furthefsaysbf
the contract with Messrs. Davis': ,and
Bain: ,. ; ...,;:.:.; .,!,.;f;-;t
I '.'We have no idea that Mr. Davis and
Mr. Bain have made anysuch contract, be-i
cause they have had no power conferred on
them to do so. ' The matter may5 have-beetf
talked oyer and anunderStandtngxnay have
been reached that such a course would ; be
beneficial to the State; but the result of any
Interview could not be a contract or engager .
fnent purporting to bind the State.'- -
I If Harris slipped up in these' points
he was nearer the mark when be wrote
Concerning fitho" right; of;.- States .to
regulate internal commerce and giant
monopoly as folio vrjs:-'1 ili e f'iXf
l i'U the Constitution of .the;lfnited Stales
u fn the way, sooner,; or ; later , tbe people
will rise in their might nnd amend that in
strument ad as to restore to the- States; that
part of. their sovereignty twhicb,: the .courts
fiold they parted with when acta- of incor
poration were granted, to the numerous
companies -throughout the ebon try; Tjie
anti-monopoly feelins; is-gathering as with
a whirlwiud, and when the time comes will
sweeD evervthine before it. f.The clond
may not now be 'bigger than a man's hand.
nut it wiu cover the whole ueavena in a
tfhhrt limn "' uT.) s.'Mrii. - .-l .-.' UOii-
I When the Star advised all bwners
of land to plant ' trees' as an investi
ment it had notJostight at all other
considerations; It Is '-'4 Well known
fact 1iatf forests aveeierted'niuch
influence in localities as to healtb aqd,
prosperity. Communities - have ieen
made sick by tho - ctitting - rddwn! of
certain woods. -Diseases4 have been'
known to sweep districts where prior
to the elaying of the forests f health
prevailed. A healthful towii has. been!
ocmvefted'ihtrj a sickly bhe by cut
ung sown ooaiea oiwoous inas.iu
tervened between water courses, and.
ed that streams dry up because of the
unlimited destruction p the trees. If,
this b if0 4Jhetf jhifluhtful people
should con stder- w.f it 1 thetmportanpe
of -restoring- the forests f .alon'g;;th6
water courses. This can be done
'nectewiliei $ Isjadsertr,
. N. 0., FRIDAY,'. SEPTEMBER,,; 1881
only by a united action' on "the'Tpart
of owners of land and a general treb
planting engaged tn. ' ' ' 5 1 '
1 Mr. David G. Tibmp'sbna Cincin
nati inveBtigator",Tias been' writing
concerning the i c als ''of 4- wholesale
cutting' down of forests,. Wfiscopj
an mterestnig" paTgf aphr"lie says
How "'terrible"' thlse Vesult8may beisi
seen -in tha desolation wrooghtr'dpou S
Babylon, Thebes, -.Memphis,, and especially
upon the peopleof tt 3 Chioese'provitlce of
Shan-Li. only Jhree Jeary.ajio,' by" Aheloss
of their forests." Hir'oy shows lhat not a
fewnations havee .raedfwift44he dfsap
pearance of their f. rej and .ftmon lbs
preservation of oar 1 ater-courses may, de
pend onr existence s' aUalieB.'f' While the
Government ough f '-', ptec) Ha own: for?
esls, and especially t .txijntain forests, it
Is the farmers and'otbr nll land-owoeM
who, can, effect. the !pot;gaof ; sand f-very
Influence possible should be .exerted to in
duce them to redlofliBsipbrtt6Uof therf
denuded lands. In this work the most ef-
iecuve agency wouia oe.ine -press. paruca
KAnad tko.. mill amtala anMaflt nittU
tbe desired result is brought about.1
If we regard the trees cf1 the forests
in an economical i aspect? they t are of
the greatest value. -. If , we , consider
them from1 the standpoint of health
we may attach - the highest impor-,
tan ce to their protection, e re
ferred before to the: value., of. North
Carolina woods,' viewed ; cdmmer
cially as providing the - best i of
timber, for building , and ; .manu
facturing purposes'. ; Now, we 1 have
considered briefly their value' as
health . preservers and as preven
tives of the exhaustion f o i water
courses. We again urge every land
owner to plant hundreds, thou-
sands, tens - of thousands of ' trees
. . . ... . , , . . i
according to means and opportunity.
The ' forests thus planted will j be
found : Valuable hereafter to- those
who shall survive you. 1 Do some
thing for the dwellers who are to
succeed you. The trees have much
to do with a people's health and pros
perity. P ' ": - ? "I
We see from a special in ihe. New.
York Times from London that the
recent Tory triumphs are atlribu
'almost entirely to the Fair Trade plat
form. It ia pdw said that unless the
i . . .1:
Gladstone Ministry make' .sonae -co-r
cessions to - this - new 'movement 'that1
it will go down.Bui how can Glad
ietone and his, party . do Ahis 4f TJiey-Lples
are open free traders. For forty years
the Liberal party has been the chaha
pion of : free trade. It is, therefore,
almost impossible- for concessions tb'
be made. It is true men are at libetty
to change their views of afcerti.in
jmeasure or policy, but it must be from
principle. It is known that Sir Robert
Peel, at the head of the Tory party?
'when Prime Minister, whipped around
and passed the' "corn laws,": which'
the W bigs f avored.Bttt !MrV Glad
stone . is ' not -that kind of ; leader.
He f. changed bis political : prin
ciples and party- allegiance nearly
forty years aero. : No one could doubt
J Ms honesty. But-he has not stood
ur as thei head of his party': advo-"
eating a ' certain pHboipie aftd - then
abandoned it because the' o pos! ti oV
was tricky enough , tq. seize, npon j a
given popular-measuro ana use ic to
;the undoing of their dpponehtsLt? Mr.
Gladstone will not make theoonees
!aibnv ;Suoh is our belief Then what:
! Will lOllOW r.-... t ., Y;n
L The special to the- Timei . say a s ? 4 J r
I'The yQUOger LlberUsare;qjite preptudi
to aavocate retaliation, nut as tney canpoi
hope to move1 their leaders, 'they have1 tie
termined , as .1 . cabled iyoU Jast j week; i to:
j checkmate fair trade with land reform., A.
land reform agitation could not be carried
on under more favorable aospices,, j AVlh
elections of 1830 the farmer and, agricultu
ral laborer cut loose from the squire'k&d
the rector, and appeared npon the stage aa,
potent factors of. Liberalism. Hodge "re
fused hnv loDger to believe in the doctrine
taught for centuries, by the parson . ihtA
Providence had doomed .hi'm 'to 'do his,
duty in that state or ate to whiftn it naa
pleased God to call him,', and. to aspire to
nothint? higher: He tore bff ! the last badee
of .'villeinage in that i contest,'-aad' what
;e very body foresaw is comiBg to. pass, the
emancipaied farmer's first act is to demand
the abolition of primogeniture and entail."
i .fThis kreryrisignificaBti vWse ;ad?-
visej every Jonef o. read lImXmMQi
Cartby's excellent i.'Histaryi of oQaf
Own Times.?'; iTherauthbr:w.'i:Op
posea . the ; Liberal: .Government,.! but
his very entertaining work shows thai
all important reforms ia the iBrltohw
Government during' th6 century rera.
inspired by the Liberals (Whigi,) ,f ok
owe their adoption f directly to .'their
advocacy.- Now Mr. I Gladstone' is t a
reorineT essentially; Fiveyeart ago
men was hated by the Tory Lords at
no manin England - in, this century
known activity and earnestness i Be
half of salutary ana muciLeeaeoLreit
forms. They Hive' looked upon, him
as their nemys and tbeyafiavcussefti
himJ most bitterly: -If 'i iA6m :
termine to fight their tariff notion
with a land' reform billbe will be able
probably t: to -counterbalance w their
enorts to ootain. power, mere,; is
b'ardfyan6aStlat a fand4 reform I
iTd sweep like wild-
. ant-a iw v
fire. , .
it i iif w.s? t ; I-.
TM.edi4 i&iliPtiZ&eM tb& puts
Arfc WZ&rtinMSH fto.we cannot
tryiiai WtJfe Ithai Liberals, pecuny , a
much more advantsgeoua'posUion than, the
Ws4fivW'OWfietNKe tesenf depre ii
B&4? trade, jpasaf way; faif trade, will be
a dead issue." 'But, on the, otherrhand, no
thing da. erfSSjhiftiS the -iry r land re
form, hut Lwod, tefymi..? Moreqyer,' it, the
Tories 'sweep thecounfry on the f air trade
I totfonnj 3f 'fstivt6Haia -8s.anytbig lu
pohtics tan be thai they .would be wrecked
Wtry'ing' toHmpose T tanff . If they taxed
Icceigsk wheat di deat-xtt-aat the workman
"Quid, gcumble , If they, d id noUax foreign
producatheffafmefs Wduld say they had
been awtodiediilf ithdy taxed forfeien-man
ufactures the if arcaera would orotest: if they
Utoem'ihelriaaB wSuff charge
them .with: having obtained office under
raise pretenses,'' . r VI, , :. ... ,
, Mr. Gladstone,, whatever., else; .he
may do to meet his adversaries, will
not abandon: any principle ox. do any
act that . will compromise his reputa
tion, ti He jtnay use the land refornt
plank,-, because it is in keeping with,
hisipolitical, record,, with which to
meet , the enemy in his new .crusade,
for protection, and if he should do so.
he will ; have an easy victory we may.
well believe! Thejai has gone f ortb
that this . reform must come. Since
the great struggle in 1831-'32? it has
been apparent to students of political
history . that the land ? reform , must
folio wv, 1 is. certain equally; that in
yme tnis year or tnenexi; inis cen
tury or the . next, the . disestab-
Hshment of the. Church will follow.
This j is the fixed, belief of .tens of
thousands of intelligent Englishmen.
The very special from which we have
quoted, says: : -;if - :; 0 '-(,.
; "The Lords would doubtless make a
stand in their last" ditch, but it-would avail
notiiiag. Land reform and, tbe disestab
lisbmeut of the " church were virtually
carried! with the. Reform bill of-1832; and
the. Tories hastened the dav when in 1867
they -admitted a horde of political lszzaroni
to be f ranchise." wmi j.i aicyH-.mni
'aWe.wh6 speak and write the Eng
lish langaagelcaanOt fail to be inter
ested, in the political struggles' , of
that v great, people, r. ; A nation . from
whomTve have j derived; lineage ana
la ws aad j the- great -! undying - prinew
iof.JLru&iiherJ,y must be alwy
an instructive study to all intelligent
Americans' ; r-?.::; : tv. vi'-.lv- Lw. ,
I Xf A N Si Ai VOTBKS
dier and has had long '"Experience
among J,h,e Indians, especjallv .among
the Apaches., He giyes themcredit
for desiring jtp do , right,, although
ftrchej i tiiSuprsUtipna
to , them. He thinks if,, the r Indian
: oould vote his rights would ,be better
not; bekanp intelliggn t ,y otejrjFpr, a long;
periment "the rbest Goyerni
the planet" made, ip enfranchising s a4
not worked as satisfactorily ,tq, all
; concerned as was. anticipated in? the,
' e- t r -4 4 1. j:
ment has been so pronounced that .in
Uhe North, from, time: to, time we
meet with hints t a purpsto naye-
which, the f number, of colored voters
woqld be reduced very considerably.
view oi toe experience oi toe past x u
- i " J'.' -1 . mi :
Indians ought to be protected in their i
rights, and . tha Government agentk
hazardous however, to, .mvest ;tbemr
with the, right to. vote until, they have .
iHoueTOg.amonj haTiou trjbes'
It would be electrifying to seeaCo
whiskey beadquarters witbta scalp or
two ofhrtejnifli; Wsg
iuvi J aw vuv wwa-u a&v . a
Iwisoundlfas wassdppoded, 'eadjiitr;
Wards in' Mhiiaurarid td-!dayt'wt'e!
Wbmiidd areBapyy Q&teVMiim
baab xrthex's itabiiaeBjzd actllsiaomi
Wilmington do nothing r -
mgmMjimif'm wife's iam
Tbe Klee CropaJn tbe Cape Fear and;
j I. in Ficinttr-Datalaee br
1 Storma Tbe Crop Elicwner, c. J
' We regrbt to find that the late burricsnes,,
.were uite .destructive to the . lowland t rice
iu mis aeuiiuu. tuutuiiui.u nnu
several of our'l'eadiog planters, and having
received, ihf qrmation-iodirectly from others,
we thick it eafe to estimate tbat tbe loss
through this cause will embraca fully 6net
third of the entire crop- f A careful : cxami-
SrtttUB : ef thvsTfous fieldssbows that - the !
stalks haye become very muchr. entangled
through the action of tbe wind, and the re-
suit is that in cutting many pi tne neaas are
levered witfi the stalks.". Loss', from 'thfe
sburceis ehhau6ed bythef act that the first f
gale,-which was'J from tho rnortbeastblew
the rice over in one .irecttniand the next
gaorom ihe southwest Jblew U back again,
by! which many of the atalks were broken
in the middle, leaving the heatJs hanging
downj '" ihoa i J causing5.? them; to : come
in ; contact S (wHb the? scythe in; -cui-Ueg.n-.It
-lFa8 AsJs,f ouatt thatthe, tops of
many of the heads , had been shattered by
the; violence of the wind and a few of the
grains, which' are. heaviest ia'lh at portion of
the head,' were knocked oaf. As ra conse
quence the ground is partially strewn with
shelled rice, which is already pproutiDg" to a
considerable extent, t . , U
.Referring to the rice crop in that section,
and the damage by the August 'storm, the
following, from the Savannah Neiia, may be
of interest just at this UmeV -' r: ;;?
"The rice market is unusually quiet; just
now, and but few sales are being made, Tbe
old crop is about exhausted,-and that por
tion of the new crop which was nearly ready,
for market has been destroyed by the recent
storm; hence the. receipt of any portion of
the hew crop has been delayed about three
weeks. !'. ;;.,-.;..,; '--ui ---
' "The Salilla and Altama'ha rivers escaped
with but slight loss. The jjreat Ogeechee,
suffered severely both from the washing of
its banks and from salt water; loss,' 50 per
cent J . of entire crop. There was more or less
damage on the Savannah fiver, particularly
those plantations nearest the sea coast, many
of them not only losing their entire crops,
but all their bouses, barns.and many of their
people. -Loss, 25 per cent, of the crop. : .. ..
"The Combabee, Ashepoo, Santee and
Cooper rivers are all badly salted and will
lose- ill the young rice, besides that cut and
on the stubble in and around Charleston..
Oh Pedee, Waceamaw and ' Black ' rivers,
near Georgetown, 8.C, the tides were high
er and salt water extended farther than ever
before kndwn; the loss is estimated at 50 per
cent!: hiiifAH .-' -.i-y.id r.rti !J - .Ac v
"SiDce the, storm we have had eood wea
ther, ah d where banks are? not - broken or
rice killed.- by: salt water, the. planters are;
harvesting and saving their crops.. We hope
the loss will be less than 'estimated, but it
looks; now like 30 .to 40, per cent, of the em-
tire crop of Carolina rice.",
Tb Duplla Canal. ,atSi! 'l3jp-s :
; Maj. WLYounjiJSnpejjntendent of
the Duplin 4 Canal, was on" a4 brief visit to
Wilmington yesterday75 He informs us that
he baa eot the work?.well; under way. and
that theVSr twd miles will demonstrate the
cost per mile of tbe entire .work from Ban
nermann's to Goshen. . Within the next
four weeks he will be ready to commence'
sluicing and expects to have sixteen feet
head: of . water..:' "If the scheme does not
; prove a' 6ucces3,n says Ma j ..Toung, "the
fault will lie wltfi the stockholders; and not
with -.me." - He says, all that be requires
;is - the i necessary - runaa to prosecute
' the work,-: and It these are forthcoming-
from the. aubscribers,'ond. they., come fully
' up to their obligations - in this respect, its
i Btfccess fJ iBassured;; laf.her; words, ;he '
cla).na that he is doing his whole duty, and
he faopes the stockholders wUl, stand up to
'hhiiinrfti6' fmbortant work he has uader-;
j tak enlAi' 'iesentjeyery thingis promising:
j the moat gratify ing -results, and we hope
itbe ,ijKlefatigable0 superintendent will not
be' allowed to becdme "embarrassed nd
j hampered' aflMs stage Of th6' work, when
- it is BO esssntial that he should have the
benefit Of,- ivery encouragementjand incen
: tive to exertion to carry;it on to success, r
noi so, iiir. uniicau.
J ThNeW'Torkt iferaW.tspecubtirig f In a
1 lata .issue on: the probable consequences
which wbuld: ensua .from ;the death of the
: President, shgujd uch,, an unfortunate
event occur, holds that the fact of . Mr.
Garfield's "removal to" another' State' after
'K&n Wounded : would,' itfease of his demise
ifrem that cause, relieve his '-assassin' from."
; the pehalty of bisl crime,. and. cites tNortb
Carolina among other States in which Such
Is tbe, law. In answer, to the Herald we
cau us aiieuitqn io vuapier oo, osciiua tot,
df ' BatUe's ReVlsal, which ' say 8 : X "In all
peases ' of -felonious homicide, - when the
assault Shall have been madef in this State,'
and the person assaulted shall die without
the limits thereof, .the cender shall be in
dicted and punished for the crime in the
icounly where the assault was made, in the
sifiie manner, topalf intents" and purposes,'
as if (he person assaulted had died within
tha limits of, this State.!, Hi :.y, .'
Tiear-apoatoiic ornortn carouna.
- Aicsbla dSBpatch from Rome ahaouncea
that the. Reto Harry p4 Aloysius Northrop,
Inaator of.St Patrick'aChnrch, .Charleston
8. C., has been made Vicar-Apostolic of
iNSrthafoifnalf Father Northrop Is iu bis
foXtynfb'stjearir ile;made some prepara-
itory studies at Mount St, Mary's, Emmetts4
buriL but 'completed the'm at Rome:5 Or-
'daihed;,' jo j Rome(i865Xi be" Bishop ;,bf
to relieye'Dr.4 James A, Corcoran where be
remained three years doing missionary eer-
from'SballoUcv Brutw wick ecus ty; charged
wfthsatiem'ptini, :' to fraudulently - obtain
that be served as, soldier .ia ihef War- of
.1812 Which haseetf In' c6usenbr Investl
kation before U. S. Commissioner McQnigg
for the pastitwo or three days, was decided
yeslerdayl the defendant being required' to
eoterlhto bond with; good I security in tba
sum of 1200 for his appearance at the, next
Ster tfl'Of the TJ.1B. District Court-in this ttiy ,'
3 be dafault of .which lie ' was - committed to
. -. Charlotte ' OJsercer : Ben Brow n
-Jiews daily and lhsi&tfj3Jic!t, .irl-weskly.
oui ooio are tuaiueav iow Jfi AV-Jl 1 :
of dead forest trees may. bar' seen from Dan-
;bury, standing along tbe elopes and on top
of the Sauratown mountain, . kilkri by the
4.4 Thei :ie:rpoiik!'evival
results as followst Toisnot. 20 6c'rert, 14
accessions forsylh circuit, iiafeonverf 7
accessions; Stanly circuit, ; 12 Cenvetts,-- 6
27 add it iop s ;f Alexander cir:u.y r 7 add i- v
tio'ns.'" ' " ' f.. -)v--:;- '
U Oxf of i iicMighiit IU IV -Fries,
of Salem, North .Carolina.-seat Mc
Mills, for the Asylum, a few days sface, h
moat valuable contribution , in -the way xf -Cloth
for the children this winter. " North -Carolina
can well -boast of such mlnutacto
ries, and in the hands of such gentlemen as
L. -.T TS-S . .... ...... r t
. The .".Raieigh. Mecorder , reports
revivals a!s foilOWs: VVMTaters.'SCT "conver--sionst
13- baptisms; - BSXhlehem, ,4pce8-.
sions; Oak Ridge, Stokes, 6 Accessions; Sa-'
lem. Lincaio-baptiams ; Mocve'a Qhaper,
Alamance, 10 baptisms; Cedar Springs, 7
professions; Sbilob, "11 professions: BeuUbl
20 conversions, 9 baptisms. . - i. -
waar sentenced to be'txecuted:oh the 25fh
of ; November for hurciafy. i " -- 4. -
We f receive ' the New. . Berao
- Raleigh Recorder: Rev: K. T. -
Yono baa been called to preach for the 1
Church at Mars Hill, Bertie county, and
has 8ccep.6d.: -Rev. R.:T, Bryao, of
Chapel itlill, -.reports a meeting of twelve
days with ihe church at Lystra, Chatham
county, which resulted in. about twenty
conversions and twenty additions to tbe
:hurcb. . . .-- '-'- ; ..
Winston Sentinel: Ml. Airy has
a natural wonder about' two miles east of
her borders, known as the "Great Rock."
It was our privilege to visit the place once:
Tbe rock covers an area variously estimated
at rrom 40 to (X) acres, and is without doubt -the
Urges body of solid rock to be found in
the South. - In some spots trees have sorbnt;
up, owing to the disintegration of the rock
ahd ia "many places' channels have been
washed by the rains ol ! countless ages 4 ! i f
J Durham Recorder: A negro man
is going about the streets here who seems to
be bullet-proof. Ia a quarrel last week
with a negre woman, he was' shot by her .
twice, one ball entering the .forehead and
edging behind the left eye. where it still
remains; another entering below the cheek
bone and passing down into the neck, and
that also remains. , j But the. victim seems to
regard bis wounds no more than a flea bite. '
He is happy in not being in the hands of a
- Toisnot 'JZome: At Lovett's
mil), in Nash county, on last Sunday, there
were 73 persons baptised 28 males and 45
females all ' of whom i joined the Bantist"
church at Samaria, 'in that, county, we
learn." :- Wm. Hunter, colored, employ
ed on tbe plantation of L. M. Hayes, one
mile from this place, had his arm and face
badly mangled tn a cotton gin on yesterday..
I Vinson iiems: ji. u..woeo5UO. made
an assignment Wednesday , to A.P, Simp
son. Liabilities about $2,000. flenrv
Wiggins, colored, who was with the WH-:
son Boys" in (Jlaibon'a RecimenL died
Tuesday night. Henry was a good servant,:
ahd many of the "Boys": will no doubt be
sorry tohearof his deatb.l;iGf j
New Berne Tews: : We learn
ffmn Captain JamesS. Lane, who arrived
iti the city last evening, that a. tremendous .
rain fell in Pamlico night before last. He -
reports tbe corn ; and cotton i crops of tbat
county as exceedingly fine, the latter tbe
best they have bad for many years; The
rice crop, he thinks, has been damaged bv
the dry wea her to an extent equal to about
one-lnird o the yieic that good seasons
Would have given.' '-- Every mechanic.
of all descriptions! Is employed, .many of,
tnem nignt ana aay, ana it is impossible to
have any job work done without previous, '
engagements made; -The reports from
counties below confirm our anticipations of
last evening, that tbe rains were general in
this section of the State.V - ?.wucm w
r-rz Fayetteville - ), Mcaminerzi, ,W,e.
learn 'that a white man crossed the CaDe
Fear friver; last week ;io a way somewhat
out oi the usual order. : The Clarendon
bridge is covered nearly its. entire length by
a roof with a double slope. . The traveller
in question, inetead of going througa the
covered way of the bridge, mounted the
reof .by means of a ladder which is kept .
there, and walked across, straddlihg 4ho.
ridge. On the opposite side Of the bridge '
another ladder is stationed down which
he descended, and went on his way. ' Had
he slipped and fallen he would have, da-r
scended full seventy feet before striking'
the water (which is extremely shallow) audi
death would have been inevitable. It js
hardly necessary to add that whiskey ii be-'
lieved to have had something - to do with, .
this transaction. ' t x 1 -j & -'X?' ."
, r- A negro child was .found Imttr '
dered at Charlotte. The Observer says; A
ghastly Wound just above the right ear had
broken the skull from temple to temple, and,
another sharper wound across the brow had ,
pierced nearly, to ;. tbe brain.. The small. -brown
fl8ts '6f 'the poor, little fellow were
closed tightly, bat the arms lay easily about
the head as if he slept. j On one side lay tbaV
rustyand dull, but,, heavy j blade or, a hay
cutter. .On the back of it was a splotch of.
blood and on tbe edgr another telling thei
story of the wounds.' A boy was arrested
who came to Charlotte from Kock HiiLS.:
C, Wednesday to see the circus He, had
been observed by several people around
the' Air-Line depot that morning' wbereJ '
'also tbe dead boy, Walter Pembertpn. had
neen seen playing alter ne collected, as
directed by his mother, a' washing bill tf
'$1 50 from an employe at the engine house.'
The boy arrested said bis name was John . .
Erwin, but he was called John ; Bogus in
Rock HUL -. He is about iflL , : ' vf; ; , ,
t Raleigh Jfretcs-Observer: The
wint arid rainstorm of1 Friday last injored'
the.cotton at points on the line of tbe Caro-,
ltna Central' and Raleigh &' Augusta Rail
ways, v : There are now no less than 150.
I pupils at Peace Institute. ' -We had the' -
pleasure yesterday or meeting itev. ur, IV
H.' Pritchard, the energetic and talented
President of the Wake Forest College. ,He
states the prospects of bis college are all
that could be desired. : There are now ISO;
.students" present Yesterday a.neero
mftb; with "his head tied up in rags and
sn&ering from a half dozen wounds in tbat.
part of the anatomy, came into the city from'
a point ten miles in the country. His pur-,
pose was to secure- a warrant for the ' arrest
of hia assailant. . This was at ones issued. .
j-- There was no meeting of the Kepubli-
after alt ' Six members were present, that
number beings quprum but one1 had, to:
leave in haste. The meeting was to have -been
an important one. '"'- The artesian;
well in Durham is now over 1,500 feet, in'
depth: j'"? ?- -H5-' "-r Hl 15
An old-fashioned minister, jtasis-'
lDg a neW'fa8hioned church,' on which a
spire was going up, was asked' hdw much'
higher it was' going to be., Not mucb,
be answered; "that congregation don'town ,
nfucnibigber in thatdireciion.'? cTooofCen ,
tbe height of the steeple is the height of tho
church's ambition j and all below it belongs'
to the sheriff or the creditors.