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the presidency op the senate I
and the dekiocb ats. . ' j
1 ...... .1
I here is a very absurd rumor m l
circulation ' in Washington that ' the; j
icMuoyrats are ; ta.iK.ing : senousiy-1
of going outside .the Senate and I
electing a I President. .The. Phil
delphia Times says the proposition J
meets wnu no layor among j tue i
Democrats. ! The Constitution does I
not forbid it,' and hence' the talk. J
But the organs are glad of any theme I
over wuicu lo uiow, aua wey are leu- i
ting off a certain amount of gas brer j
a proposition uiai no sensiuie jeiuo-i
drat entertains for 'a moment. r Why I
snouia r iney . go outsiae wuen uiey i
can elect insiaer ' ine Jtsaitimore
American thinks tliat this, would give
them the Control. : It says
"Suppose, for example, the Democrats
should choose some ex-Senator. .They I
could thentain all their strengH and
break the tie. I In other words, they would I
put a Democrat in Mfc; Arthurls plac with- I r -- and,ti id 'pledged
out the loss tola Senator, K,howeveT;frTJ " z?5:5" u?,t
they should elect mr; JBayam or Mr. uecK, 1 to iaciutate ana. acksaaae- just sucn
be,a temptation to
Democrats to bring back so able a man as
Mr. Thurman into the Senate to preside;
but they Will not venture to do so. j .
There is no necessity why the Dem
: ocats sWld venture upon such! an I
: '.:! L -vr I
unusual . course, o rtsvoiunuiiai jr
project -wili) come from ; the Demi
orats tt is the other side that , are
always originating startling plans
would take advantage
promptly, and, gladly of such ; a
brand-new dodge if they occupied the
precise position occupied by our par
ty. The American says: 1
"There" is nothing in the Constitution
which forbids the Senate to do sb, although
the precedents! already estaDlisned do not
iustifv it.! The Constitution merely pro
vides that 'the1; . Senate shall choose rtheir.
.other officers, and also a President jw tern-"
pore in the absence of the Vice President,
or when he shall exercise the office of the
President of thri United States.' ; By custom;
. i t l .1. .r 1 J 1.. f a '
mey eieci uub dl iueir uwu wuv, um me
This state I of the case would be
sufficient to answer Republican pur
- . i - ...!: - ' -. : :
poses if the 'opposition were in need
of an extrai Senator, lnev never
; ; - j - I . ." " "J : '- - - - !- r I -
stopped in the evil days of Grantism
and the threatened Empire at Consti
tutional limitations, and they .would
not hesitate surely now. ' to take ad
vantage of the silence of - the Consti-:
tution if the exigencies of the hour
and party triumph and domination
required it. r But the Democrats will
snot avail themselves in : tnis critical
our of any opportunities and con
tractions that i are not legitimate
air and according to well considered
fbrecedents. Mr. Bavard ' will be
lelected in all probability, , and : the
iDemocrats' will then take their
Schances for j success. By electi
budge Thurmah they would purchase
la very costly
success, ihey will
ves by conforming to
will not allow the three Re-
Senators elect to take " their
seats until organization (has been j
."?r. r" 1
effected. 1 This will! give the Dem-
ocrats the President of tho benate. .
. ,. ...r 1 . j
fBR. sure rsov are bight, then I
W. a. tl... Davis, 01 the iioylestown 1
mocrat, is apareful -editor, ?who,,befpre
rom carei by .makinghi assistant giye
onas not 10 cnamre me douucs ui me oa- 1
r during his absence.". T, Sun. : 1 1,
auis was sensiuie, ; ,uet us 11 ai
ittle stpry. ; lAbput 1834 there was
n influential paper called ' the JEk
miner : published :(t:-i Oxford, is lit
iVan Bureii Mr." Yancey was the
isditor a man of. some talents Hertre say, ;is the law as; written; in blood,
v&s a Jeffersonian-Jackson t Demo-
:rat. il was liecSsarvTfor him to
eave home i for ;i some weeks, m s He
mist have an ediibr'prtf iefhl l -Therc:
las a singularly gifted lad of spme
1 ..-, i-s-- .
oiffi'i" Ml WX :
vored Hugh JjFMV hitfe, -TetnaeSsee,r
hiia t6 edit1 in his' abseAee: "' He was a
clerk iii & stored hut fKe wrote ihis .edi-'
tprials at night.s ' "madtheV
amine? rea-uotj o against '! -J acKson.
There was great eicitetaent' amonff
the subscribersiS mostly Detocicrats.-
What was to pSywTttfTTanee
Turn? Thepe5'W(tfffsibnaHia in
- j. 4;-
!lignation jn the, .Uemoctatic .camp.
vuraes new imcK . ana last, ana sud-
J sclera dropped off." For weeks this
.continued.. The excitement ;i and m-
dignation - grew:- apace, when fortu-
.natelv Yaneev anoeared UDon the
scene. It took him- six, weeks to put
xnmgs scraign -to mouiiy tne irate
Jacksonians.: ;Her!had made.;ho 'in-
or preferred, but .left .him in charge
- to run tne macnine," ana ne ran it
That lad 'was the late' Geh." Charles
P. Kingsbury. rThe successor of Mr.
Yancey as editor 'was ' Daniel Ri '
"voouioe,; JiSq., one pi tne pest gonr-
xialists North Carolina'; has' produced.''
xx was: long pne pi ,; pne stan: pi tne
Kew York Times Hunder ' Henry. J
naymona, tne great eaitor.
WHAT Ttt"W"A SETTtiEI.rr
. i Fraternizaon apdL reunions ofrithe
I jBlue and Gray, is the , ordeN;bf tnfe
day iusi now.' Our; dispatches" of :yes-
gaveleMaiit Accounts of suchi
manifestations of.- brotherhood.. We
sire to see a genuine era of good feel
ing restored all over the land.- ! This
can be done without recurring to the
past; without stigmatizing Southern
mMi qj TiplwJa arid 'Without. rpinh.nl--
- , , .' " -7 - ., '
ing that;the South sl( stultify itself
by denying the v cause ;fbr; which it
fought and sliall abandon the great
underlvinff principles that entered
into that gigantic struggle. As long
as there are Stalwart organs like the
Chicago Inter- Ocean; " Philadelphia
JPress, and Baltimore American, it
will be necessary to meet their- flihgs
ana misrepresentations, oucu papere
seem incapable of. doing justice7 to
either the motives of the South or to.
the facts of historv.
j Only yesterday the American', in a
coarse and nmanneTly editorial on
ex-President Davis, made a statement.
that is not correct,; ' We have noJhe
copy by ,U8 but 1 chargeMr., Javis
with desiring to teach the children of.
the SQithr "secession and '"stated
that' ihlst ' '.dpctrine.'-hadj been ,aban-
doned: generally, by the' intelligence
of the South,
1 Npthing fcbuld, ;lbe more? ? untrue.
Mr. Davis expressed a desire to write
a rSchobl ' History of ' the United
States which should present the ttyXh
Ad not ithis gross" misrepresentations
that ''fin , 's'alie
histoiiesl ; ;Mri Aletander?'H.' !Ste
phens, so often eulogizepT ir . the
North, and evenrilT Statwnrt organs,
has done 'the very . thing, and done
iti well,; that . Mr,, .Davis r expresses
a 4 desire tor have ; done.1 ' Northern
sehd?6rb6ok'sr 'ieiiitiile Sou't'f as
"rebeis" and "tmtora.!Yit is asking
a great, deal of a brave: and ? self-xe-
; gpectmg people to sit quietly : under
nsoleiit misrSpjesetotipiv Tlie
children f . theNfiTO are: tangm. lies
in regard toifie3 SbiM? nM?? 33ayis
iaoes not wisu tuose nets juu ue- ui:"
t 'imrrfibiein'i ieT-is vani'
- . -, , iw ri
; -iir i ..- -
trom J5ammprejp Austin, xie wisnes
V truththfen-whole.! truth, : and
nothing but the truth to be taught to
fiaTO ja nnW tha and
rTne SouthembeouTeTiave accepted
rx n m r rr.- wti .? t. .. ,... :
the issues p.: the iW&t:. ill Tthe" utmpst
gwu ta""-"A,t" t "'i
They agree fully and unreservedly tP
the fact established by . the sword,
.that. secession is Hot a right under the
A 'ccin-withcMO'JonfilM 1 twWJ lha
and the South hasao desire to change
the law or tpjseejatll.' ; 1
fq Now thisas (one thing: rH'Bujt-theri
:w another twng'altpgethet different;
J Thewar did notf destroy the fact
i f '. V-..
that before, 1861, .under the Jiatural,
clear, amj t Unanswerable jinterpreta .
tion: oil the:, Constitution,. ' it wa & I
right of the State t-Tetire fromthe
Mr. Stephens in his f War Between
the States i" arid Mr. ;'l)a vii in hia re-
and this interpretation and their ar
guments have not peen answered, and
Cannoi'-be answered.' -Someof-the
ablest ortheirn Republican . papers
1-jave .-. admlitte f aimps as muchjysjt
is no. Crime surely; ta attempt to jus
tify thelaction: Pf i the Sbuth in 18611'
can lie11; ddtt fteith'-'tMtntesf'-
loyalty ncnet toxthe, ' TTnxchi. 'Mr'Ste-'
- r frit, i jv-- ftii-; '- .- .
phens, ,;among Southern men. is , a
favorite all . through the Nprto,- ,His,
present loyalty ia not suspected, ' and
still Mr. ! Stephens" believes in the
doctrine' of .State Rights'," and in the
doctrine ' that '. the .. South under the
Constitution had a right to- with-1
4raw f rom the tTnipn.' He is just as
ed in those questipns as Mr.
Davis" 18.- i-: - -r: ,:: Vv;-'t C---Ht - ''::
f As long as the Southern people are
branded as traitors, so long .will
Southern men be ' found ' who wiH
manfully ; meet the accusers and in-
suiters, ahd: by appealing "to the.- re-;
cords prpve that the brand is false
and that '2 the. bharge is not ' well ws
tained. .' The. most moderate men in
the' South are the firmest Tbelievers in
those doctrines. They agree fully
that the war settled ; the , doer
trine, and that the Union is "one and
indivisible." This paper holds that
opinion thoroughly and unwavering--
ly, but it believes none the less ' that
.before tJte tear the true.theory was as
given above ..: ...., ;.
ANOTHER APPEAL FOR THE FOR.
Large quantities of Walnut timber are
being- shipped down, the road, destined, it
is supposed, r for foreign work shops, then
to be returned from -whence it : came and
old at higher prices, while our boys loaf
around, smoke .and curse. -Hielcory varo-
The ' ' Star would warn again the
owners of forests not to sell - walnut
and, . other valuable trees ; for i any
thin g' short ''of - very high prices.
Walnut and other lumber, necessary
for furniture and decorating building
purposes are oecommg : scarce, in
the great lumber : region of " the
Northwest. Manufacturers must
have lumber, so they are coping into
North" Carolina and Tennessee in
search of cheapo landsT"" We have
heard ttiaC 1 6000 acres pf Ifclie 'public
lands of North Carolina . timbered
excellently, ; . have been sold for... 15
cents an acre to men- who' came f rom
the exhausted region in search ' pf
walnut,, cedar, maple," and so pn. Is
this wise? " Why - should our public
lands be f.'fopledraway?",? Can they
nPt i be utilized towards paying off
our public' debt? '.Let . private; indi
viduals hold on for big prices'-for
their . forests, or, what ( is far,, better,'
let them refuse to Bell. altOgether,and
let .our people manufacture them into.
.furniture&ci'"; :".ri '-;Vi
A 'tree that will "be sold ? for a dol
lar or less, when converted intp'fur
iiture, vehiclesjgriUfeicli 'tweri
if, or fifty timeshto-We
repeat "with", empnasisj1 and 1 we "wish
we could make every, man in. North
Carolina see it,, believe it, and; act
upon it the profiti lies in manufac
turing thecrude1 material,'iip in sel
ling ' it. s When 1 Nbrth 'Carolinians
begin to study their ' o wn interests as
the Nprthern man studies his own" in-.
terests,; then, their lortunes.t will. ; oe
made.":! -t -.i.'r- 'b- .r:
; During all the past ? history of our
State the f crests; Hch with;timber of
a. i most valuable arid ,' much needed
kind! have been .remote from market
and were npt used; for any purpose
other than burning; save in small and
inappreciable v quantities ' Now th
railways' have been constructed, arid
others are to be constructed, and put
lets; , to tiie r, world .'. beyond to , the
Northern markets I and to : Europe--are
opened, and others will follow; it
IOOKS simple, very unwise, to oe seii
ing Jff the wooded landsJf otV Bll
pay! If 'you , nay e beeri able, to retain
ppssessipn pf ypur f prests,. all; alpng
.the oinprofitableryfplrSirtryTiot wait
longer? fr In a ;-f ewf yas at !f aiftbst
; you can begin to realize handsomely
frPm tneir retention," or- you ; can
embark in i5niamTfabtiiirig.' ; aridtWs
make the large ;"prfitst)iiit are "se
cured b v-the .Northerft JPanrii acturers,
who begin to need your timber mpst
Dr. Bledsoe, m his; very able
;"Is; Jeff & avis -a raitor;
cent able' histoncaK work; have made
the arcnmeiniaf to sns'rkmlthls ricrht
North i Carolina. , has its Jiands, f uli
just now. ; It is preparing for th;
Sate; Fair, f pr ,the big rnfct-4ub pef-
f ofinanoe jatr YorktQwxx, audi for tbe X
latter, aesery es to receiye te marea
attention, of 1 every North ' Carolinian
vfea ; 8; interested jn. the progress andr
deyelppment pf ; his : State ,ome . pf .
his time. should ?be; giyen.,tp:Jtho &prr
proaching great industrial, Exposition
ofrthe South. . ; It begins onPctpber ,!
3d and onjthe.27h pf thatmonth the
Gqyernprs pf niany States are expectK
edtp be present., . j We would be glad
to' see it announced, thatj' therej wpuld; ;
be ; an Editprs day,, when the repre-.
sentatiyes pf , the, Fpurth j Estate may ,
assemble and grasp each pther's hand
arid leajn impre; of eaehtherj Edi-.
hpuld , not , the , , power- behmd.. The
throne be as great at , Atlanta as tbe
throne itself ?,;,.. .
A Stalwart j conference has ,-been
held at Conklirig's house at . Utica.
Senator Jones, -of Nevada, who enter
tains President Arthur at present at
his Washington home, was one x or
them. ; Grant was expected at once.
This is not reassuring. t The ' intelli
gent arid discreet. New -York corre
spondent of the Fhiladelphia Ledger
writes ori. the 28th ult. as follows: -
ii"Every hour events are happening to
strengthen the conviction that ' the ; new
President is to encounter a deal pf trouble
from the political factions of his own State. '
The Republican State Convention assem
bles in this city on Tuesday next, just five
days before the assembling or tne extra ses
sion of the Senate, and already not a few of
the leaders and wirepullers are mapping
out an infinitude of workr not only for the
Executive. but for that . body ;' also. ;- One :
would suppose, from the way they are talk
ing and writing, that the administration 01
tne entire f ederal government nas some-;
how devolved upon them, and that the
principal function of the Convention will
be to prescribe a certain line of conduct for,
Mr. Arthur, from which he cannot depart
hut at his peril." j ;';-. - '
England's good Queen on Tues
day, the day. after the burial of our
murdered President, sent the follow
ing to Mrs. Garfield, through Minis
ter Lowell: I . .-, ' ;,. , ...i:.,-.
"Would you iexpress my sincere, condo
lence to the late President's motherland in-
2uire after her health, as well as after ilrs.
tarfleld's V Her Majesty adds: "I should
be thankful iff you 1 would procure me a
good photograph of Gen. Garfield. ,, . .
ja.rs. ijarneia repiiea as ionows:
! VPlease request Mr. Lowell to express to
Her ; Majesty the ; Queen the grateful ac-.
knowledgment of the mother of Gen. Gar
field and my own for the tender, womanly
sympathy she has . been; pleased to send.
also, mat Jier iuajesiy o wbu wiu uc; m-
plied with at an early day. - : f 1
i !VH , . JrjCRETIA K. UAKFTEJLD.
Here are two noble women. May
God bless them both! ' ' '
! M8mBcli MI Able. i ;-; ;;;
' Marion (S. C.) Star. s f ; i ' "
The WiiiMikGTOx Daii,y Stae.1
Last Friday was the fourteenth anni-
- .1 . . . .1 . 'J -1. 1 1 Tk - ! -
versary oi tnisrstauncn ana ame de
mocratic journal. It is out ' in a new
dress which ! fits it to a "t.n
continue tcf live and be as useful in
the future as it has. been in the past
in the Democratic ranks.
'Of Secular Paper None Valued Mom
. ; North Carolina' Presbyterian.
Our neighbor, the Mobnetg Stab,
enters upon his fifteenth volume ag
bright arid happy as "a J May 'iriorn.
Its new ' dress .would befit a "bridal.
Of four secular exchanges there ; is
nP "paper we value more highly '.than'
the Stab. Wewisb, jnany happy
returns of its amiyersary, 5 it-jj .
$(None Hrlgliter rMore Interetlns,
i 1. '
-The jEtood old State of North, Caro-
una -can. jusuy opasii-o, a larg jiiiuu,
berf pf excellent papers, always true;
to principles and the interests pf ; the
people ; but among the whole ,num-
per none is Dngnjer py njpj-e interest
ing than ! the Wilmington 1 Star, i" It
has just entered : his . fifteenth y ear,
with ft new; outfit arid we trust will
survive its - centennial celebraticn,
losing none of the vigor, and ; enter
1 i 1 1 - . it A
prise wnicn nav e j maae 1 it ; tne , most
popular and 1 readable,' of .the 7 daily
papers of 1 JN prth Uarplma. 4
! i ourWllmlnctOn Nelcibbor
' ! Columbia, (S.- CL) Register
Our neighborrathS' Wilmington
Stab, lrilbegiririiriga irriewty61time,
comes to us 'in .a new" dress. ' We
scarcely recognized 'our trusted pld
tucker.", i Who wpuld know 'that this
wad !the same" v old Stab' that had
twinkledput ' frpm Cape " Fear for
fpurteeri Ipng years ?- Our neighber
is nearly aii adult arid we whp are yet
in the tender yearsof bpyhppd lppk up
to our senior in his" hew 'clothes' with
profound j'admiratiPh !and,.'1woriderl'
.The' Sxli is 3 af solidly gtjbd aper,
wprthy bf corifiderice, '' just,' manly
it don't c6tt6ri!to bccasi6riy but hblds
ifast: to that which . is ' gPod.' ;:, Our
neignDor aeerves an- tne patronagi
arid ; Corifiderice 'it" enjoys,' 5 arid; w
apace ihd,' TiQwever 'much' ' sit may
Cnange its lace,-tuab n. may u?ver
lose its place in the journalistic' race.
4 . r
'The following isoricertisthe 'family
i iue k$ '-infereW Wriytpf HbriTeaders;
: tfajJSaimls 1Wbig mfcerviewed,f
i iridVdrig "Pthef thifiW teHs' the5 fpl-
'Gen: Garfield's studV remains iustaafhe
left it, and onej pfih.sprrpwingf widow
rst' steps" was to go to ; the room where she
aa spent so many nappy noura: ' ane is
uauy; recovering , frotnthe .blow. .1 ,
k she will snend her summer ai Mentor
t the old home! ;Dmirig the whiter season
ie WU4 spend part of ,the, j thne wath her.
latives in Cleveland.'and part eit the time;
l Williamstown,Mass:,t where t shiE! will iie;
ear her eldest boys, Harry Land: Jinunie, ;
mle they are in attendance- at Williams
'ollegtL The boys will leavet for Williacnw
olleffe on Friday night or, Saturday morn- k
ig"of this' week' ' Groridma Garfield in the
iture will maker her- home; withtMrs .Gar-,
eld. Wherever the bereaved, wife goes .
te ' Isorrowiri' mother wilf ed: 1 ASThe aged
dmpther , is very lwail, aAp; will spend.
,er last days with the family , of ler
prior to the Svar. '"Erpm t<o 188
e coOperateol with the "Republicans
ejditing two papers m support of that
artyV He could riot, stand ,'the ' cor- -
liiptions of that party;. 1 so t hejjsup-i,
iricpck,! ' and- is npw"
ejiiting an interesting and able Inde
plerident eniiopratic paper in ,'( Phila-
elphia. i In his last' pape, Progress,
he jastte carioj and Courage to say
this: iH'.;;Mf.; ..:;;! ' -
"Havihff: known -all tlie Southern states:l
njen pf niy time, many of 'them intinaatelyj :
ljnever nesita.ieu.iu asserting uie utuei loiat
I I had been born, south, of Jlason and
lixon's fine; I would, in all probability,
aye supported the Confederacy, "and this'
entiment is one 'Pf the chief reasons why I
eparafed from the Republican party,, and
supported Hancock in 1880, after more than '.
twenty years' . service "in , the ' Republican;
rj nks.';, I could hot co-operate with Korth
ei n meh .whose phief inducements were to
n aiutain an organization by. the ppmbma-'
ti an of Federal office-holders,' the employ;,
n ent pflcdrporate capital' in, the elections
a id the ; perseverance of hatred and ven
g ahce against the Southern people,",". t
The Stab has no -authorized travel
ling agent except. , Mr. -M. 1. Craw-
jStatement or tbe Crop for 1 8 8 O-' 8 1 .
:.-.;'. , .r.Bradstreety ; , At lH..
The regular statements of the. cot-
tPn crop issued each' year.) ire com-
ppea entirely, irom tne snipping port,
movements and do not in any way
indicate: trie place :ot i growth ot trie
cottons We i have; n therefore, com
piled a careful estimate of the actual
growth of ; each State, ; based on the
census return . of ,;i 880, to wlich; we;
havet added; the h increased, .acreage
planted, and the increased yield of.
the past year. .' These' figures are in
teresting as; showing jhetf,aetualj
growth. 01 i each state;, ana ! will; also
be valuable in connection with our
monthly reports of the' growing croj, :
a from thisstatemerit " it cari be seeri,
how much, cpttori is;i effected by, each
of our detailed State reports: -.Vv: i-'.-ij
South Carolina . ,
Georgia 'i'lUt .'
Florida, v. i. v.". .
Lbmsiana. . . .r
Teas'V:'i'.'?i:i . V.
Arkansas :v t-vi
Virginia,;. Missouri,, Indian
s 1 erntory,- etc .......
j TPtalcropiVt; Jf.
, 1 .? Exiled Southern, Famlllea. r jh
? i Tepic Letter in the N;.; O. Times..
7 The res r: Marias re three well
kpowri small islands,' forty miles .off
the coast5 from" 'Tepid:' 1 Maximilian
sold i these islands to, five : Confede-
rates in 1864. :. These men went;? and
purchased therii also frpin Juarez or
fl ---'-r-rfiL: -r i LL 111. lLixfCf -il tl-LLJ
tne ijiDerai government wneu it was
in the? field. Theskthree islands have
about i 8,000,000 acres of Sea Island
cotton land. There? are , now., about
seventy-five i or eighty Confederate
families bn these islands. They each
have an lriitnense piantationj ana.pne
who is here iiPWiMr. Jaccb.AshlPck,
of Kentucky says lf that . their t crcp
vear after, 1 vear averages, one .and
three-fpurths bales to the .'acre.
: ' ) vf AOeod One oa Gen.. Early k'
; ; . i. ReidsvllleTh
' tWe all know that our solid "Old
Jube" likes to talk about' the war,
Well: therptherday at FrariklinCpurt-
hpuse;; an old ;f fiend .with Va f spice of
humor in bisi eve told; the General
there was .a young officer in . town he
would like to. introduce ' to' . "him and
they could ; talk over the1 ' war to
ferether-! .-t '"ti u -it,
' Jubal said hetwould be ; pleased to
know hinv ' ; t -
;f No sooner said than' done.- '.
i "General ' Early,?' : said1; the ' old
f rjend, "allow one.-1 to smtroduce you
"td Captain Jonsna jU.pd friend
walked off., . ; ; v ., '.. 4
" The handshaking was hardly: over
before theGeneral asked in his1 'fine
saueaking. rvoicej intu ; j m- ; -4 1 i t
i " What, command siri the, , Army did
ibhf ps1ia"!1f GerieraVTsaidtiij
vduiig? hiari blusnmgl"! wasn't an
officer ia the; army I'm juKt ar Caj;
tainrof a basejbaM crab.."(t tt.Ui
f (h holl V fimwl'ftM Til
' Triat DroKe up trie war cnat,
Wit , il i.-'ill " ., ( - ji
.wit i-rcA ...
One of Our Oldest Citizens Called Sud
denlf to Pass Throns'n' jtfke tfarfc
Ex.Mayor 1 John DawsHi--diedi i&lM VesV
dence m-this city yesterday mormng, about. I
3(o clock, of neuralgia of the heart, f H
hM been 'hi had health for 'a considerable'
"hut for: some weeks hadbeeri able to
be up and ride.ot t m take; .occasional;
waIk.:i.'On Wednesday he' was up about"
tie hpus.M 'The aim0uncemeTitfM8 death
yesterday morning therefore, was jeceive.
j ueceasea..waa born in j ijondonderry'ilre-f
and. and came to this cniintrv when a mprA
DbyV in company with A. T. Stewart, after
wards the Merchant nnce of ; JNew York.
MrJ Dawson, ctone tovOisiSelftibttttzid went
td Fayetteville, where he clerk for. some
time for Mri Janies'KyleV ah Esteemed 'citi--zenh
of t .that ; rplacea r. who t- preceded I liim
through the 'fdark yalley",.but a few.short
months.'f He moyedto this city about fifty--fiyehyeara,4gaiand
-went' into theifijenent
aderchandise business. at -the northeast cor-?
u?rpi rruui anu mantel sireeiff at present
occuDiedtJiv.' Mr. i J.., K,(Mcrihennv,? ?the
druggist), under , the firm name of Kyle &
DawspnanaTtKer the aissoratiPriPf theco
partoership between himself andMrKvle
he continued in the business until some six
or eigM "ye"gp'iwheiSfie tieter-J
mined to -devote himself entirelv:to the
hardware business,' which- he did until a
few;riionths.agOj when! he sold outhis in
terest to iMessrs, Wnv,K Spnnger.& Co.,
He was elected Mayor, or Magistrate of the
Police of the town prior to the war. and
was filling that, position in February, 1865,
when it became . necessary for him, in his
official capacity,; to surrender the place ibto
tne hands or , the Federal troops... lle,also:
advanced liberally of his. private means' to'
sustain the credit of the city during the em-t
barrassments incident to the war. , In 1879
iic was agaiu eieuieu mayor, uui soon ai-
terwards resigned, i ?le was lor many years
a director, of the Wilmington & Manchester
R. R. Co. and also served as President of the'
Wihmngto4 branch- of the Bank of North
Carolina. During the terrible yellow fever
scourge in 1883, when still at the head bf
the town affairs,; lie stood man fully at; his.
post and did his duty to, his suffering peo-.
pie, being also at the tune President' of the
Howard Relief Association. As a merr
chant he was always very successful and
managed Z toulamass quite : a considerable
fortune i He was always very liberal inhis
dealings withiis fellow men and his sym-
patme8 :: were vespecialiy-:i enlisted- m i the!
struggles of : young men '. in whom he h&p
pened to ake an interest. , y . K s
Deceased,; who had been .twice married,.
was in the 80th year of, his age. His funeral
will take s plaee Saturday : morning,!;; at -;9i-
o clock," from t. i James. church, Mn James
Dawson, brother ' of the deceased; f having
telegraphed, from. New York, asking for.
delay until he arrives. . t ' 1
BOAUD OF,AX,DEB,MEN. J
ProeedlnsUn Relation to tn Death
; ; j; .-'; ( of Ex-Mayor Dawson, r I v, -At
a called meeting of the Board of A1-
dermeri,' held at the' City Hall yesterday,8
the following proceedings were had; Pres
ent, His Honor Mayor Smith, and Alder-
man WrwrtH TT11 frrri na A 1 ri firm a n 'RwlaTi
Chadbourri, Telfair, Willis and Sampson:
I hMlayor stated that he had . called . the
Board together to announce officially to
them; the death of ex-Mayor John JDdwson
and ask what action, they desired to take in
the matter. - i
Alderman Huggins moved that a Com
mittee on Resolutions be appointed, which
was carried. : .. i-; . -.,!,.
The Mayor appointed on said committee
Aldermen HUggins, Chadbburn -and ' BOW''
den. j ., . . t ; , ;.. r. . , v
The committee retired, and on their re
turn presented the following Tesolutions,
which were unanimously adopted: ; ..",., ..
Death, has removed from our midst one
of the most prominent citizens of Wil
mington, j Alt was .'' with ; sorrow. that the
Community received the" announcement of
the death of ex-Mayor John ? Dawson", who
expired on , the . 29th . of-" September. , ;He
came to the banks of the Cape t ear in early
manhood; and bf iridustryand strength of
will he became a successtul merchant and
achieved liigh places pf honor in this city;
Durina: ' the scouree of yelk)W!if evef that
visited Wilmington in 1862 he remained
manfully at his post, and discharged his
duty as Magistrate of Police , to hid afflicted
and suffering people.; therefore, be it . ; i -!
Jiesolved, .That we, the Mayor: and. Alder
men of the cityof Wilmmgton iRnview of
the death of this eminent citizen; who, as
former .Mayor of this city, rendered such
numerous and efficient .servioes, ,feel called
upoB to give.this public official expression
of our feelings upon the sad event ; ' j i
Resolved, further. That inithevdeath of
ex-Mayor John .Dawson the city; of Wil
mington .has : lost one of her most efficient
and devoted friends, and the: community
one of its most prominent and useful mem
bers. - .. ;; .;. i
; On motion tha meeting then-adjeurned,
tT. S. I)ISTRICT CO tTJRT. ' ,
To Meet on tne 1st Day of Noremler
'- The following is a list of jurors drawn to
serve ai,iii approacuing lerm oi urn u. ,o
District Court, fpr ' the T&trict-of Capi
Fear, His Honor,' Judge Geo.:W. Brooksj
presiding:' , The 'jurors' are Igummoned to
appear on. Tuesday, jthe 1st day of Novem
her. -;.. ( j; .. .-y..,, i i -!? . ji-i-fiil
New Eanover.-W. E. -N. Sellars. Chas.
Murphy, JJohriW; Clark Al S. Winstead;
W. Al. Wright, John G: Norwood, R.
Mallett, Isaac W. King, E. 'J. Littleton,
Isam Sweat, D. Lu Gore, Thomas - Kivera,
W. EL Moore, George; ;W. Huggins, John
Jttaunder,rA.-J. Howell, John Jfi. Crow,
Samuel Northop,' Jacob Johnson: E Schul
ken, John B. ; Dudley. Chas. W. Bradley,
.Tames H. Tavlor. Gorn,e M. Crauon H.
HI Gerhardt, Heniy Turner, W. B J HiH,
William Dent, C,;B, jFutch, it.ii i
. Brunswick County. Alfred Brown. -1
Duplin Conntyi--O." T." -Wattera, James'
Highsmith, Alien Gillespie, r W. O. Carrol
ton. - -
Tne Court House Improvenienta.:
The improvements wrme, Court House
are aoout complete, ana tne rooms wmcu
have ' been added- 'are neat: well vlighted
substantial and comfortable. . The Clerk of
the Sttperior Court has two ! fine rooms, iri
cluding the one built strictly 'fire-proof, as a
depository for the county, records.. Mai.
Dunham, Clerk of me Crunuial Court has
vhowr' room adi oining the.' :ourt i room
whifm' 19. ft irrPAt cnnvpniencfl as mmmrm
with the' former ' arrangement;1 when ' his
-room was on She first, floor i back, and occu
Sied . jointly by himself and the , Grand
uryl when court5 was in' session? ' Solidtor
Moore f will oecnpyt the room r-with Mai
Dunham. The Grand Jury now have this
siderably enlarged and improved,.;, Messrs.
is. u. Morrell & eon were the contractors,
Johrilton; county, held at "Smithfield, -indorsed
controversy. ; . j I . .--
Last Monday memorial serviegi? t -
ere held at Wake Forest College, at Chapel
Hilv Greensboro ?and other .places; of the, r
lamented President. M vwH.'- ;
1 floating itemja A fermer Jslave 1
ia North Carolina i is now -the" owner 6fa:
plantation of twelve hundred cre' titot i
Ikneaster, on, which Cadet .Midshipman Z. :
B. -Fance,- Jr.i io- thi8;cityi has toeea- asv-fi
signed to duty,"will not sail for the' Medi-1
terranean . until - J after the -Yorktowri'-Cen- .
tennial, as it has been ordered to Yorktown?u
for tna oecaBion;''' .:.;"--
i R. TT. TCTncrsimrxr J-r lrwal oJL ,
tor or the .Wacpr Exammer.. became m
volved in a 'difficulty 'recently with a hack
driver named Tonx. Toomey, in which the
latter,was cut with a Docket knife, but not
seriously hurt. ' ' He is from Oxford;' son '' 1
oi uussii-HJimgsburymrii ihfo .V'
I -r7.New,;Berpft lWutit Shells A fco-. . .
oxed man. who is well known- anion? nnr 1
citizens from -the fact that he was a public-" 1
wood, sawyer, and has probably plied his ;:
vacation in nearly every yard in. .the citv. .
dropped dead' yesterday,' ! while 1 sawing
wood. .Tbe, unfortunate mast. called him-i-.
self' Jim Braddock; and .'was probably. 70. . "f
years Of ge; and had too home, 'i - ' :'' '
We are.glad to , learn that pur old friend,, ,; ;
Dr. "A. H.' Nabors," of '. Rutherford " county, "
N;. Q has had : the good fortune to find a ;1'
gold mine on a plantatipn, he owns hi-Mc- - '
DbweH 'c'oujr-'ittthat Stated A gentle
man'whoThaa seen -some specimens ilrom '
the mine informs us that some rocks weigh-f f
ing if 'potmaso '
From ;our- Teachey's corresponds .
ent we learn that .that village , is grqwiag
rapidly. 'Wallace0. &' Middleton have '-Hist
deceived their; fall rtpek,ranl ; asrei rdnning: r.
tneu still reguiariy. , a. a. .jaorria is snip-, . , .
ping vanilla, or deg tongue; havii shipped 1 ''
tuis seaspa nearly mree nunarea Daies,- ana
lastiffhuyli'lt m'gquarieA:. J. C.
McMillan has; bunt -'a" -fine tBree-iaS6ry gin- '"
house, and js running pn full time vazib i.
t! -rfr?ii 1AA'1.rk - - .
$ r-jv umav1ace.yAT, jus-.resi-,;,,
dence in this place ! Sunday riightV of conges- ' 1
tion of thebowelsi'.M. 'V7 H. Pender,aged '
28 years.,, .-The number. of pupils en-, r .
rolled this week at the Graded School is " '
"257. ? J- -f-We" regret to learn of the death i
of Rev. J. .T,. Arlington, pastor of .the Me- : i .
thodist Church at Beaufort, which sad" event' '
took pjacei Monday of this: week, of bilious i
lever. ..-vs .;-""--; :'r?'f'rSl.-' ...?' ! :
4 r Greensboro AAPatriot: , Jharlie
Ray, who lives near Greensboro.' met with" : ".
a painful if ; not fatal .accident near Highi
Point, Monday nighty He f fell from , a s
freight tram whilst it was in motion, ' the " '
loaded cars passing "over " both ; legs.Ti i -r r -; - f
Among the Davie county, contributions . to
the State Penitentiary we; notice !R..? A. '" '
Caldwell,, who will be remembered here as. ,,
paving forged a school order in this county
and obtained bn it from J: S.' Ragland, ' 1 '
Bsq thesum pf foOOO..He has followed
the nefarious business m other counties: -
Hp gets ten years.;;
l ine Jttaieigri
from the speech of Judge Ruffin before the
members of -the Legislature explanatory 'of
the- sale -oi- tne: western; JNortn uarpuna-
Railroad:-. ''The selection was left toj; us,j ,
with one exception. As counsel for the-
State, we ; selected; Uovernor Jams and . -
Treasurer Worth. ; We then called, on , Mr.
Best1 to name the third man. His reply' ''
was:,1 "Gentlemen,; our object is to select a (
man who has the confidence of the entire
Stateof North -Carolina. We want' your
peopk.tobe satisfied : of .our, intention, to, j -.
complete this road; Wft therefore select as.
our" Commissioner;' Zebulon ' B. Vance.-"
FLong continued applause. His name was . ,
suggested by Mr. Best for himself and, the ,
othergrantees.-, ' . '
- Mt. Airy Post! It is announced '' .'
that the Mormons are tor have a conference . ,
near Cadle's Ford, in - this county,' on the
7th, 8th and 9th days of - October next. A'
number of their big men are; to be present,
and such a tune as is anticipated has never
before been witnessed in this country. S It
is a fact not generally Known, perhaps,, that -Surry
county has been a fertile field for the
Mormons, and during the past ten orfifv i i
teen years -a number of her people have ;
been enticed into the Mormon church, me
Mormon preachers have spent much time ,
and labor among the people of this moun
tain region of the State arid , have inade ' " 1
many; : converts,; J particularly among the , ;
women, many of whom have moved to 4 ,
f Winstpn Leader! There is great
mortality among , the colored children in .:
and around Winston. , Seven " have died , ,
:during ' the past week: During .the ',
absence of Mr. S. F. Pierce and wife, last .
Thursday night, their residence in Salem
was entered bymiknown parties and ran-';
sacked from, cellar to .garret. , Furniture,., , -clothing,
bed clothes and pictures were
'promiscuously strewed about the rooms;
bo far as known there was notning carried.
off. ' '- The recent rains raised the Yad
kin; several feet on the afternoon, of -the .- ?
17th inst. . - There were upwards of 20
bushels of fish caught in one trap at Nis- 1
sen & Co. -s mill. . The rains, have:, started r
the farmers to plowing, preparatory to sow
ing wheat. ' 'A' few barns of tobacco' were ' "
Cured before the rains, but with poor sue- ,
cess. - . . - - .. V.
l t -r- i -. - . TLT. ' S1 ."Tljr.".
P rtaieign xvews- joserver major
II. A! Gilliam returned yesterday from the
northeastern part of the State. He says the
drought since Sept.-1 has done- jjreat dam-,
age to cotton arid rice. ! Up to Sept;5 1 ,the. '
crops were never finer. Twenty-two
engines are how owned by the Raleigh &
iGastoh Railroad Company'- Gov. Jar-
vis returned to the city last night. v He has ' ,;
since he left Cleveland, whither he went 'to ' ': ' ;
attend the funeral of President Garfield, '
spent a few days in New York city. ' "
'Mrs. A; D. Taylor died at her.home in this 1 '
city yesterday, after a long arid painful ill-'' "
nesS. ' ' She ' was a daughter of Dr;J J. T;'':.f
Leach; of Johnston county, and was aged " "
! about 80 years. ' -Mr. Edwin A. , Wal-1 ,
ters, who has been sick with typho-malarial M, ; ?
fever,, died at Wake Forest yesterday. ; He ' -was
well known in this city, having ' been !,
in, business here last year. His age was 23
years. He was son of : the late Rev. Dr.! '"
Walters, f ormerly professor in the College. !
Stab. " ' " -' - " "' ' (
! Goldsbciro Messenger: The. 24th
stated , session of the Presbytery of Wil-: , .
mington will be held at Umon church, in r
the town of ivaison, uupun county, com- i
tnencing on Thursday before the second
Sabbath in October.- The 'mournful
event of last Monday was appropriately bb- ";
served by bur people. The city was draped- ''
in mourning, business was; suspended, the' ' '
church bells tolled between the hours Of 3 ,;
and 4 o'clock, and the respect shown to the '
deadlPresident was universal. Appropri-.' '
ate services ' were held in tbe Methodist ' -1
church.and the public school was dismissed
at noon, . -i - There is a great scarcity of
laborers throughout this section, and many
of the fanners ; find it .difficult to . gather
then: cropswhile the effect of it is also fel
by our builders and others requiring; labor- ;.
era. j . . The Midland N. K C. enterprise was , , j
begun at. a most.,untimely.-1rrio4,Jpr our..
.farmers. They' are paying a dollar ia' day,
'and this has completely dempralized the la-,',
;bor ' system. The Sampson . County, .', .
Agricultural Fair will be held this year on . ''
the J6th 17th, 18th andi9th of Noyember -..j
The officers of the ; Society" are making f : . , i
efforts to make the Fair a grand success, '