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SEN1TOB TAKCE AND TBE ATUN-
The great Southern Exposition hai
begun.. On Wednesday it was open
ed in due fo:ml our own distinguish
ed citizen, ' Senator Vance, : being;
honored with the gratef ul task,bf well
coming the whole people to a particK
pation in the greatest . indostria). ex?.
hibition that was ever inaugurated On'
Southern soil. ) We have not seen any
report as yet of the: exercises', or of
the address of our distinguLsheTl atidj
gifted Senator, but , we are sure; that
it was all that Jit 'shoiUd . hayibeenr!
Senator Vance is always equal to any (
occasion in whicK he mayX be placed!
He has very high capacity and mani fold
gifts. The man who credits him
being ; a
capital good : fellow,
fair cultivation and j an : inex
haustible fund of anecdote, and stops
i - s , .- i j j -t -there
in his praise, Knows but little of
the man. Measure iim by his singUT
lar combination of endowments, ; na
tural, and acquired, and where! in
North Carolina : will you find j his
equal? . He writes well. ;There. are
but few of our- public 4 men who. can.'
approach him in that particular,- As
a speaker hef ore the peopleq-a;
stumpl-speaker as we say in the South
there , is no man in our State who
is his equal. I Senator Tipton, during
his visit to North Carolina in 1872,:
said he was the best speaker on the
hustings he had heard -'; in twenty
and was the best she had ever
with the one exception of Tom
Corwin, of Ohio, whom he resembled
as a speakei more j than jany bthet
As a Governor in peace and
he was a pronounced success
ven his enemies being judges, v In
the Senate he has. gained fresh-laurels
lespite the studied efforts' of ' some
3arpng crities to depreciate him. .Qp
loliday occasions but" fewmen are
ible so well to meet public expecta.
lion. His literary addresses are in-
rariabl v Able, imoressjive, and often
iloqueiit. As a humorist who canjje
jmpared with him It bubbles up
om his active' brain' like.;.water
om a perennial fountain. -It is as-
natural for VanceXtch..be X' witty V jand
hlimorous asP it is for some men
i be prosy and ! prolix. It isX his
normal condition. : To : compel . him
.fir sixty Tiours to ajstain;Xfrqmjaif
. -is i 1 ' i n :. - J-iL 1 5 t a I
King ami; au; speepn liy wuieu tile.
morbus : "should - havd any ' share
uid be penal servitnae.! ; xii Drain
st stop and his topgue ;f ail to
foym itB. office ere he cease to be: full
jest ahdiunorXI r,;X l:'ik
We have not read all of the lite
rary addresses .(delivered ' in 'North.'
vjaroiina wicnm ae ceniuryi" out we
hive read, scores of ia. lre'La
not remember to have read a ; more
thfmghifvl and instructive one' .than
Senator! Vance's ' 'aress Jtat Xate
speeclies and I addresses , rg Jfqil ;pf:
wise reflection and are ; distihctively
intellectual.'. There .s. was . aevern-ja
gieater mistake .meJii.
tuan to suppose : that bruiiancy.j ami
solidity of parts are ihcompatibX'
fal fromthis being so the most!!. bril-
naiiwnien nave oeeii usuaiiy pi m
mln. . Who . was ever more - brilliant
than-;! Shakespeare?,, , : j
so prise: and so great i as this foremost
man of all the ages? j But 1 noij.fp.'gq
into the matter now fall vj we but re
ferj to oratory:Xan4!-sianaiisry
Who is the most philosophical the
ablest, the prof oujidest the most pre-i
scifflit of all modern statesmen? Ask
a hundred able, ' welHnformedXmen.
this! question and '. ninety-five ; will
givejjthe same answer ;.!lt js Idmmid
Burke, the greatest'-yf HA Irishmen,
is he not ithe most brilliant .o
i g'T-.-rrt rr - V,.- t i , f , , , 1 -.- - T ..V". V 1 1 ' "' . 1 1 .... 1 1 ' ' i 1 r '. ' 1 - I " .' r-' " 1 -. 1 , 't i.H:":' ' 1
al JJbe greft5Sij .'IX: iBptM
the last two Ikttoeari? W
;.o. or ''Segf tancs
aeiUahiiientg. Wq hafyfe made n$
fTheyiti Jnje4sX! bo .fc lawyer!
Wbii; i pctifcewii3x: him in several
unt :iJe!ner yet seen
any iawyerX getf,dway vwllh him.'!
We havO'Wtitten this ecatiehe is
8:!m!uch risai)preSnde4l Winiany
who ought toknqw.hlm .J$&3Sfa&
piragraph taafysifrf ithArfQE
position, surprised AtO
see it announced, that, there is a gen
eral conditipa ..uslreadijBess. ..It has
bee the case; rarely'that' the great
exhihitibhW have been ; ready on the
day appointed It was so at Phila
delphia, atiYjeana and tve believe at
Paris, j So Atlanta is ho exception
The buildings are &s yet unfinished,5
anuine airicies unarrangea. u p to
now ; there: . have,'- beei ; 1,842 -. entries
made and all of the ' available space-
is taken! X ' Annexes will ' have' . to ber
erected, we suppose, as was the case
in Philadelphia in 1816. -It will be
some weeks " before all will . be com
plete.1' JAbont the first of November
will he' a . good time for ' North' Caro-
iimans; to, maKe tne visit to quanta,
and ,we ( hopena s& ihpusaiids ? will
not jailj.tp . aie4 X t X ' f ' j- , ' X r i. r;t
1 ANOXiTjSt REPXTB1.IQAN; d
' The Republicans are always fertile
in! expedients. ? The first thing , we
heard fromrthem in olnnectismwith
thePresidenorfL "the SengteCwas.1
that the' pemxjcrats Ahoitldv'be 'mag-!
nanimous and.elect, ca moderate Re-,
publican." Thenwe heard: that as
there was no Constitutional1 barrier
to prevent an .lpB.of an outsider
President of rthe Senate, that the "re-
volutionary Democrats", intended to
eiect Judge Thurman, not a member. .
-Next we read in ihe organs that the
new Senator-elect from Rhode Island
and the two ' from , New "York shall
take them seatsbrci the Senate i$
organized and then aid in - organizing
that is, in ;- electing a :' Republican
President of the. Senate,' if they can.
But there is still another and a later
dodee. ilt is this. The election is in s
the hands of the Democrats until the
new r Senators are admitted. r Then,
what ?, Why,.it is , in order for the
'Republicans to move to elect another
President inasmuch as the one
chosen can1 only hold 'office' "during
the pleasure of the Senate." ,T .
i : Do. yon see the dodge ? ' Inasmuch
as the- Republicans, - by i their own
folly, cahndt elect a President in due
order .upon ,ho. organisation of the
Senate, . they wilL jwecrt the one
jchosen ik: soon s 'thej'.et ,the; three
Senators etecl worri in. This Is in
accprd with . j tantecedentsf ;the;
RepuJjlican partyl j To compass . their
ends they stett "at nothing. 'j But: lest'
yp'-'ililiik we ,-..11
copy tpm aa ipria .in; Artnia-
)falphi&: LjAjneriatn erf October- 1
fThat paper1 lepfetfdht
jcanl 'nd ckducted on a much' more,
reputabpian ftaii-Xtte pjgansr are
,eQndttCted.t j-Wbat -jit iaays may. be:
taken atf'tfteffifldfetforin1 of Hepub-
iicin&m Iwith: imcfi JNo?'iour
nalisraf,, is' fmiU aj .V- The American
-vit aeteais i AhaXJ Che:: President ' jra' tiem.
must Jj-,hogeOijljeforti:lfifii (three new Ee
pttWica ,iatpj?s are adaitted as no perj
son ezctepi this. official has .the authority to.
administer the oath Of offlceThe' election
ithe'rore lntfee'hanW f itteJDem6cnits;
as atheyiwililiave iioinajneity until the new
Senators je ajSejraSSfe wjaa declared
TiGrience jw c-herecent ' extra. sessionJiow-
ver7sfewe;tfiat,Uwas much easier to
bnilfrhBSerfjSt7f;xir out Tcb-o 1.'-, .1-
i If hSs iSfailst f ?trilt
Teaay witn anotner one. , inline
imeantime it will Joe interestinff. Jto
withthe j)iisafls 'jlbey.arise.;
loisght to eleWlff'i -Bayatly and then'
(Jve, Newsy. jd:AWy,CandJcted,
f 0ur . esteemed, pontempoxary, , ;the
iWllmingtpn jSAR jcpmeft o, us ,n -a
newr dres&!,ptemher723d imarks
thev ibeginning , iof . ihq (fifteenth .year
of its existence. The new type dye
it a .very neat gppeaance,fwlulsjt:the
general appearance, th same. The
cmture o Jo his ahiUty aB at.vyor.
una cuoseu uuiua uuict; jjiuvuiuuik
correspond5t i.ef-- the 'Charleston
don, thatiahem'Tepreseiitatives of
on the othertiide-of-rthe ocean. The,
Ijohdo i(KfiddSQ meddrjoter tor
ihstahcel rff e'fnfl'retiortsbf Ihe o5s
cussion owt&Gggpqr question 'witn
the exceptKiToFtfie speech WlE5ih
Div AXXW Wlfeon; oHhSouettl
Methodist- lpttcbpai' churm. -Vltli'
name fwa-not eVdn
though he made an impbrtaht address!
that . ad.dres8 Dr.. )yllson was -.atm
tionsofout church amoaffthei blacks. : pre
vious to emancipation. Be showed that at
tne period of emancipation there were 240,
000 blacks members of the Southern church
through pur ; missionary operations. - Was
that act the cause of the remarkable over
sight of the reporters ?" ; ; ;;'.:'-)
Now suchinmisston - is -without
right to refuse to publish such a fact
that reflects' credit on the Methodists
the South i Xprios ta fllJ,X jfie
omission wa? the more inexcusable as
it published some unjust, some nn-;
true statements contained in a speecl
by Rev! Dr. Tiffany, of the N orthern
Methodist family. ,j : .. .. ( j. .
But there is in connection with this
omission another fact that lends im
portance to the statement of Dr.' Wil
son, The London Tablet, the leading
Roman Catholic paper of England,'
charged that Methodism 1 had 'not
"cared, for the poor" as Mr. !: Wesley;
hadintended. ,. .Of course this accnsa-.
tion was made in ignoranee. : No
charge, 1 however, ; could! be ': more
groundless. In England, in America,
Methodism has been the great pioneer
opening up the ways that the poor
should have the Gospel preached unto'
them.. .This was the , great evidence
Jesus gave to John the Baptist's fol
lowers who eame to inquire if -he,
Jesus, was the Christ the poor have
the Gospel preached unto them. . ! .
But how was the Tablet met in this
unfounded charge ? The Jieeorder
Why, by using t Dr. Wilson's facts
that it: had failed to publish but had
preserved. ? ; It asked with a clear note
of triumph: 'a'X"X'X'! "Xr:,:.X'X
But is the Tablet aware that before
Romanism found out that the negro had a
vote Methodism discovered that he had a
seal?' Does the writer- know that in the
Methodist Episcopal Church, South, 240,000
slaves were enrolled as members when: the
war broke out?",
5 Fair dealing : is a virtue, ' but : it is
generally at a discount in this world
of ours. ': -' --
The following; letter .of .the late
President has a peculiar "interest be
cause of the .wayr his lif p ; was ended
and the plea set up by. the defence tO
save the villain v who - murdered. himj
It will be Jioted i that the i letter was
written less thanaQ.nth before the1
inauguratrantf u H
i "WASHrNQTONrD. KjJ Feb. 6. 1881
. T 'JJearJuaaB t iAiio-m me id coBrrai,aie
you on your splendid charge tq the jury , at
the close oi tneuaientme cases, ;i ne wnoie.
eountrv owes vou a. debt or gratitude for.
rhrufihinr awav the wicked atsuKlitv which1
Ihas lat.teeniJaimedjDff on. the eomttry
as law on ttie sUDject ,oj wasanity, i uW&
thing had gone much farther,' .all , that a
jman would need to secure" "Immunity from
murder would be to tear his hair and ra ve a
Qittle ands then kill liis aaaatt. ; 1 hope you
will print yQur; pinion im ,papmhlet. form
and send it broadcast to all. the fudges in
me lanu. T w v.eryruiy yours,
FrankM-''JlmdF'-wKn6rit in the
South of ..ewuh parents. His career
ihas been, in some.sens. distuguishec
as it . has, : bieeni chequered. 7Mose U
giftea, Jtndr incorijclionfiiay
the old Wunderihg days,-hc Was' bri
jladojW.rotft qojma snfs.ww
iatr; the r bottom, .withotot) fortiiritf ot
friends TheNevXT8rk TOi& closes
;arcn witn uiese warns
"The downhill road is ranidlv travelled
iThe hrilllSohifr CrbUmto "the ciirted
dixn&gQi faifl?romen ad th4 sucfeessful
jor's .chair- to skinmsh with . vulgr: Ihieves
-and imnbstors. Itnder4an assumed - name
Ithe ei-G6vernor of South Carolina flits 'in
and out of the poHce' ourt: 1Nol ned $o
ixant tiie moral oE sthis: serrawful talC'Kt
j It Certalilyp1eftiittitetofeast
nnr eves on the cleaheaatiful nrint
which"new, ty'makepain cbntrast
an'the'STAB units' faewdutfit fiwith
8bmfelurred,"smei4red,: s.mtttty sheets
cireulated:,"we feel' ashamed 6f Ithe
tjtiblishers df thfatter.; and ehvyou
f riebds of thes Silit -ithe &istiri$;i
they enjoy. Beauiy bf typbgraph
excellency of rjaifgmeuirtn the
thjBr ABKonef of :& the ,iabpt idesirabie
ij papers in the State, iSi 1
N q.,imiiDAYv. OCTOBER 14 1881.
prtharplina, grojtha si tot
hjacpo pn tht contineh, pbt
e k$ gVfrm$i the
w W rwv L ' : Ii ? X ! ! . 1 .
P i,zw4 acr hi puityaim, prcpig
2.0,980,218 pounds. Thp f nqpe?;
apm :&Mr5& MifiTWl3Hft' produces
pounds g5386 acres,868 , gtbke.
$t Jftereai ??W js Credited
paeres m-tobacco, nnr the , nppr,T)art
of . the , county, ,,Iienpir f planned ,i&
aprs; U3,500!rpounds.f XHarnett r ?2
acres ;. "! 9,51 0 pounds. Mpprq. , 76k
ares; 5,?24 pounds.' Nash 27 acres
7,6, founds, j; Sampson
14,952 pounds. ,, ,. ; ,
The average price per acre in NQrtli
Carolina is greater we suppose than
that pf any othej- State, In, the .fine
tobacco ' counties where the; prices
range highest f o? the 'bright "yellpw'
there is also a great deal of f heavy
shipping" raised. '.The land adapted
to the bright is : interspersed among
the lands .which ! will produce; only
the heaVyy which sells forhardly one-
fourta of the better grades, it ali:ot
Granyillej Person,; Orange, Caswell
and Rwkingham was adapted tp the
r per. acre I would
are ,, a
;the . fine
adapted to , the. bright make from
$200 to! $600 .to ! the 4cre! I Those
wlio grow the heavy shipping have
to content themselves with from, $30
to $60 to the acre. The present, prop
promises to be almost an utter lailnfe.
In, Granville and counties adjacent it
is impossible to cure the tbbacco
bright. iThe rains in September gave.
L . to ' . - 4 .m .-.'- . d .P- !
ihe tobacco a tresn growth and. now.
thej frost has come and nipped- what
was not cut. Owing to the excessive
sap in the tobacco it "refuses
r i -'
apytnin eise Dut
ATLANTA. ; ' ; I- -
The main building at the' Atlanta
Exposition is 720 feet in length and
400 feet 'in width. 1 - It is constructed
of pine-and contains 1,800,000 feet
of-wood ahd glass j There are 23,000
panes of 'class in the building. -"The
floor is made of three-inch r plank.
I - !- - .
We : .learn that. : two Annexes : are
under;' cbnstrhcti6n--:bne ; .96 -hy ! 288
feet and ; the other .96 by; 212 feet.
There1'? are.! four, large engines , that
turnithe machinery, representing 500
is 100 feet ' wide-.by 300 feet long.
This is for Railroad exhibits. These
promise tobe one of the great features-
oiijtnexmuHion. . ,xn mm oniKniig
Ulinois,' Indiana, . Ohio,
in x ennessee,-' :iiHAiaHitiipw
Louisiana,1 Alabama Georgia,, ;N brth
Carolina, South ! Carolina' Florida,
Virginia, Maryland and West ViW
ginla. '' -More than one hundredi 'dif
ferent varieties of woods1 are! exhib-t
ited by the' Louisville Nashville
Railroad. ' The Western roads make'
the, finest display ? !6f grains, ' the!
mountain roads i of minerals,' and the
intermediate : roads ' mate the i finest
combined display of minerals Woods5
and ! -graiinsl-i: There ' is -a chemical
department : also a' Press iPavilidn
1 40 byf lOOfeefc '- The Jildges Hall1
iim b'4il5tf eet.1 The Art? an!
dustrial PaviliPn' is -310' by S feet
Let;'' North-' Carolina 'He represented'
i futiy and-lin 'everyS department !Pf
in iiiT 'M-yjj- yllit'Mf ill
"strictir 'itaMShM, '!
.rStatveLandUnark,;,, ir i
';The Stab kki strictly a? firstdlass
papfer atld hilej ' it -ha always beett
ul&itli phallene (the .
. cordial support ;;of its j people, j it. was I
never so gobd. as. now.' - We have noti
been 5 able toi! agree with5' it 'atT all'
times;1" butwe Jrbl ';alwa3'reap! ;toN
concede '-to it" integrity, . ability .ah4'
ipatriptism,,;;, WejCongratulatp inppn
its achievements i the 'past ana its
prospects for the-ffftUr' and 'hbpe it1
; may live to pass many- anotherlnrth"'
day jin prosperity rand honors , t;i , V
(f Always' Abreast of the Times."
3MarIon i (S: U.) Meihatitana ParnlSr. '
f- "The Wilmington '--Stab; one of bur1
most yalpjed daily exchanges, has put;:
on- a, new dress.. . We are . pleased to
riot'e. this sign pf progress and pros- J
thej fpilpwihg1 States- are represented:
Cblorador Kansas, Missouri Arkan-
iaoreast 'pf.thp" times; ana is a credit
sto the bHriih State1 m1 'which lt 1kr
r v -
Interestlns Commnnl cation i
Trenerr. it of ' tlie.
Barnesmore, to President Van-Bok-
. kelen, of tne Chamber of Com-
.!!. -i t ! in- f ty.i N:WiKilk:.1l
merce Ills Favorable - Impressions
of Our Commercial Facilities, Ete.
tapt fetter ,from Cant Trenery, of the
British1 steMermww,'; which1 sailed
ttm Md pbrtrfoi Liverpool atew dajra agb
withft'Ctpgoibf icotton and naval stores. "It
be.seen thatbe was wrjf;l avprably im-
pressed, with is.ytisif,o. purport 4i r
'- .. UFP bMITHVrLiB.JN. V.. ) .
-?ffi'-s:t,'OcWtfei'. 6th; t88i:f iT
ITd fc&. IT. VanBokTcel&ri, President Gharri
' iJKAB ism; Aereeablv to vour reauest 1"
beg therewiaii'to give yon my opinion and
experience;., of the t approaches . and pert df ;
Wilmington, s - i -: i - fi, . , - . ,
cThe-i only -danger td be apprehended .: in
approaching. WUmingtpi bar is theJPryi.
ing-Pan Shoal, 'which, is well marked
by DUoys': on1 'eachside and the light ship
atjlie exueme.endbut aa snipf , bound to,
Boutnera ports endeavor to signs tne ugnt
smphe nskand danger' is 1 equally as
creat to them as if thev were bound to Wil
mington' any", remarksy theretore, bh 'this
head Would be superfluous, 'as it ii ' abun
da!ntly shpwn: they can :'have! afl the tonnage
they require at any1 Southern port;' anal
am quite sure Tne approacneswouia not oe
considered bv1 owners desirous ,:.of sending
their kWmerS'tb this1 port, : any . inorc than
to Charleston or Savannah.. ." - '-' '; -' ---'
The bar is straieht. and well marked for
crossing by day ox hight--and .we'passed
in ted-out with perfect ease:' and f safety.'
Outwa,r4-bovmJ. pur.draughtrwas, r.
rorwaru, 10 it. m. :
.TV"e fophd1501 -le133 ; than 18 ft of -ater
on tne bar sumcient ior a mucn larger
steamer mas the Barnimtdre ta-po& safelyi
I was prepared, .to iflnd . Cape Jfw river
shallow; but' I also' expected to find the
navigation I Intricate and troublesome, and
in. this I ,was agreeably disappointed, for
excepting the Horse' Shoe "Bend there is
not. a i sharp i turn i.in;. the ?river; and,. I
do not think any steamer that steered
fairly well would have ' any-' uifficulty
in: .passing! this. , indeed, . navigating tne
Danube, compared witn uape ear river, is
passing the Horse Shoe Bend all the time.
The shallowness of the,. water, however, is
a great difnevdy in the way of getting
steamers -'to-run regularly ' to thisi port.
There are IS comparatively . Vfen t steamers
that can load a cargo large enough to pay
them to cross the Atlantic on a draught of
14J.f eet. If; however, the river was dredged
to a minimum depth, at ordinary tides, of
16 ; feeti you could get as many steamers
as you wanted to load a cargo of cotton at
this draught; and I "have no doubt Wil
mington i would soon' become one of the
first cotton ports on the coast - ! . I-, , f .
The dock and ' wharf ' accommodation '.' is
trood. the cotton presses as powerful as any
in the United States, and attached to them
are warehouses capable of storing ; several
thousand bates of cotton;' where they, are
perfectly sheltered from the weather, and
the risk of fire Considerably lessened by the
strict rules for the prevention of accidents
of this nature being rigidly carried out ,
The charges for compressing and stowing
are about the same as in other U .S. cotton
ports. ! j ,
There is a fee" of $3.00 to the Harbor
Master; but except this ships are free, of
all charges whatever: there are neither. har
bor nor wharf dues to pay. ' The pilotagd
is comparatively light; and referring to the
men who piloted my steamer to and irom
Wilminerton'I' found them i cautious and
skillful., ; Provisions although not as . gopd
as in most' American pbits, are moderate in
prioe-and finally, comparing Wilmington
with any pther.cottQn-shipping pprt it is a
very cheap place. ;i i " :i:
.,- The facilities for . loading are good, . i We
have been,- only nine days in . taking in 3,-
458 bales of cotton," ' 673 barrels ' Of spirits
turpentine and 550, barrels of ; rosm ; and on
davs when cotton was coming forward
briskly,' we haye teceived ' from the Cham
Dion Press alone.upwards of 600 bales.' .. :
Another important matter which will be
taken into consideration when sending ships
injthis direction The State : has, passed a
law which provides lor the arrest and im
prisonment of persons-' enticing men away
: from their ships, .-and the authorities are
willing and prompt in locking up deserters
when properly certified by the British Con
sul ;: and .J, have no doubt, this will.haye.thp
effect of checkmg and ultimately ending
at leastinlforth Carolina-the endless ex
pense and trouble, owners 4 ship-masters.
; have hitherto ' beeh" subject to'thrbughouf
L America Sh consequence : of this ; evil, s Per-i
sonally I owe the authorities here my best
thanks !f or the" manner in' which they'
helped me in a mattof thiskindi i .. , ll
I wish to acknowledge with gratefulness
! the kind reception that has 'been extended
me bv vour most worthy fellow-merchants.;
Instead of n, liylr nf PTiPTgy ftn enterprise
encourage any 1 mo-SBotaont which tends to
the welfare and progress of .the place.
- 5 zeal and energy of i Messrs. 'Alex.
Sprupt & Son. in, despatbipgrtthet Barn
more, there is no-queston j'and I an sati
fled that 'President Murchlsbn ahd Manager
Clark!,! o ,thn .Centra vjlailwayj are.; quite,
ready to aid, Jn the most substantial man;
nfef,:; toward ''efetablishmg a' 'regular 'steam
servio.fjiom .ths pprt.vl-inenplon thpse.
gentlemen," because there 1 is no mistaking
thelr cordiality witk reference to this srro-''
jecjU, ut letjthe, river,dredging;be pushed
oh vigorously i otherwise, rthere is small
' scope for individual enterprise and energy.
In cpnclusjon, jwiajhto acknowledge, the.
gVeat "attention j and 'courtesy of , Collector
Cahaday and Captain . Ctabrieisdn' and to:
say I shall fnosqon forget em for theh;
kindly offices. I '" ' ' ' - r
',;i'sh: . 'emamridear'sil; !,rrii iij
Your obedient servant, ,-,..
t m uin V TREKEBV, ;Si!,i
! tar-yjiti , -riCaptainof &.&.Bdinm9!rea
i , We wpnld;. state in,, this connection thatj
the river is how being dredged to a deptt
;of sixteen feet at lbw water, equal to tWen-
ity-two feet at. high,water, and that the por
tloil now being, dredged., will obviate the,
usih 6f Horseshoe Channel;" referred tp;
e'atn'o ittdspTttti :-''!?;
I ; Judge' S. .att'wh su death
was briefly announced, in our. last issue,hadv
!heeh complaining for. several .days, but was
present' in the Superior Court on Monday,
:Tuesday and; iW ednesdayiJ Qai the jlatter
iday he had considerable , .fever, and Solici
tor i Mclver' 'strbngly Advised 1 hmi tb ' go
hpme. :i;On Mqaday. as ,we!are informed
ij Sheriff Taylor, he made one of the
blest speeches vbf ' hiBj life' in tavorf of 1 one '
of j Jus .cUentSjiiHia.ifleathiiSi! supppsed,toi
haye 'been, directly attributable, to heart
nieaseJ Deceased is presented - to have
befinjin he ejbptljpQd pf sixty .years pf ,
age. . '
The Proposed Railroad from
. . .
f v ' "to Point Caswell;
Since writing" the little' squib about the'
proposed railroad from . Clinton,, to Ppint
Casweli, which appeared . in pur lasti;we
have conversed With some of - our Point
Caswell friends and find ihem " enthusiastic"
on the subject.1 They, say that' the ihithv
tory steps ;haverIalready been taken,' and
that;4he rodr waife?rtalnly: be.uUtii'A
nieetlngtp consider the matter was heldaf
Dlinxbh. on. Friday., last" andJapbther Witt
he. hehij he j. soon, when pme idenj' ap-
tion will be taken.
rik:iprPposed road &''mte!idediio run
from' Clinton yia.fLisbon, and Biaek'Biver
Chapel, in Sampson county, to Point Cas
well, in Pender eountya distance of about
feW-a( th-mianr fc have a. Ine
of steamers tprpn . regularly between WU--
the nsadUiKi:,d1:HviMr (sis l-ri
, The-Sampson people, who are particular
ly' anxious about the matter want an outlet
for their large! and varied productions, and
prefer to bring everything direct to, Wil
mington,; where they are also, desirous1 of
doing their trading. . Mitncno, ;aDot . jsix
thousand bales of cotton annuallyhave bee.n
hauled across the' -country -'to' dshoro;
whe?ethe -fermers cons?qupntiWdeh:
trading. "With : Ijhe ' ppps railroad iii
operatibtt they argue that goods eaicbes de
livered as cheap at Clinton as at Qoldsporo,
if not cheaper. . .. i
The road, if built, will run 'through a sec
tion, we are informed, that in eight months
of the year; is completely cut off from all
water transportation; and as a consequence
the . people . have to haul their .- products' to
theWilnuhgton ,Weldon Raihpad, a dis
tance of from . twenty -. to thirty-five miles,
in order to reach a market. ; There is now
a large iampunt of rosin., along; that route
awaiting: tranaportation : to this city, and it
willeventually come here ; hut if. there, was
a railroad f it;:wQuld ome .,to imarket;in
broken doses, a instead r pf being I rushed
mall at once, whenever the, water cour
ses happen to be in a favorable condi
tion.1 1 We -are told that there is a 'rich
farnung , and naval s stores country all
along Ihe route of the proposed " road, - aid
that it is: : susceptible of i becoming much
morei so! through efforts which will be
readilv'but forth in case the' much talked
of scheme - is carried' out. k Capti :R. P.
Paddison and others inform us that Point
Caswell will subscribe liberally to the road;
and from present appearances it .eertainly
looks as if: the "iron horse" was destined to
CO snorting through theuckleberry bushes
and awaking the echoes of the .Cohftrifes, per
fore many more moons nave waxed and
JiA PTTSTS TX COTTXCIL.
. , Eastern Bapost Assoelatloii..:,.
ThM . large and influential bpdy of Chris
tians convened at'Magnolia oh Tiiesday
mornms ' in its 37th annual session: and
closed oh TmirsajritftelmTffl: The in
C' d j Newton,: of Sampsoii conmy. . iRev.
J. L. Stewart,:of Clinton, was elected Mo-j
derator. ... ;-,"?. r i:. ,-;
Letters were read from the various
churches connected with the-Association!
A isermon . was preached on Tuesday
nis-ht bv Rev. P. W. Eason: of Newbern.!
n Reports were read on Theological ' Edu
cation. KekgiOus Periodicals.- Home and
Foreign Missions, ' Sunday School Work,
etc. i Addresses were' made on these rer.
ports by Rev. Messrs.. C. T. Bailey, of Ra
leigh! F.W. Easbh,iJbf 'Newbern',Jl B,
Taylor, of Wihnineton; J. Stallings, J.
8. Fureioy, X 1. lvey,, V M. . Kennedy,
ahd Messrs.7 P. VJ Hodgood; ' CoL'Faison,
Dr.-iJKoberts. J . island and others. ? ,7 ,
. Rev. J.- B. Taylor, of this city, preached
at ' the Methodist' church' 6n ' WednesdSyi
momingj URey, C4rTi, Bailey, of jthe Bitot
col JSecoraer, preacned at tne Jtsaptist cnurcn
on Wednesday -mght. i-
: . A motion was adopted requesting, the
pastors of the i Association to preach on the
subject of Foreign Missions and take up ja
collection for this object during the next
Associational year, i Large and liberal col
lections were: made for the various objects
of 1 Christian benevolence. v? it . .
f.- It was decided to hold the! next meeting
of the Association at Emma's Chapel, in
Onslow county; fi fm-si.i
i The Moderator, Rev. J.-.Lv Stewart, : m
some iremarks at the close, stated that .this
was the most important and delightful ses
sion of the Eastern' Association which 'he
had eyer knownf. , '' ui r '- 1?:f .,?
We learn that large crowds were in at
tendahce :upon the meetings,1 and! that the'
exercises iwerewi of r the r most interesting
; Mr. I M, i M. Johnson, for many years ap
assistant in the freight department of the
Carolina Centraf Railroad, died at his home
in Georgia yesterdays iThis-!news;i;though
friends in Uningpju .! ior niany ionths
his strength, had beep wasting ' away, under,
the merciless grasp 7bf - that jnidious! '?--stroyer,
consumption, and those who loved
him best knew; that the end was-not far. 1 )
!; Poor Johnson! " How cheerfully he. bore
his isufferingSi4 and -how heroically ' he bat
tled with cfeatho itself rliteridly, flghtinw
agajnst fate, and impressed with the belief
almost - 'up wme-'Veiyihou:bf idissoluti0n;
that his, health would bfejestered. j; ; ;. j r.
' Rut a few "davs aro he left Wilmington
and went tb Ms ' old 3ergisj home J'ltfrecty
peratej. as he thought; hut aasl fhefwas gpf
mg nome lu uie. aiiu iiiei o niiiuug nut na
tive pities; Surrounded By loving hearts and
ministered to by loving handsj , he spirit of
our bid friend passed away. ' . -
Genial and brave ;. ' generous to iafsuif;
true ana unswerving ia pis atuttiuweuuj r
such were the leading characterislics of ML
M.;: Jqhnson ,t Long .may he; Uve ixthe
memory, pf his pld friends, andcompanions
of the pape ;Fear .who loved, him; so.well in
life,: and whb-:nowrieve,pyer,.thje fate that
consigned .hjim tb ,uqh m.?wY sraveij l .(., k
..The figures id our; tfrticle fn reference tp
thfi clearance of the' British Steamer Bdrne
vwrt w QuiiiK-pue! !' ff'
accountably jfldrauxetLwe dye the ex.
ports in "ii corrected form here The steamer
L-i ' Jt -r r LL-1H ;
sisting bf 3,458,: haies . of tcpttonCalued ; at'
$173, 775 : ; : 673 casks 'Pf 1 spirits, turpoPjtinei
vaiueuai, ?zo,ooy, anu oou uarrcis pi, rotau,
; valued at $1,250. , Total valuation of cargo,
' The entirexargp wijh" ,ie.if xeeption pf
458 bales of cotton, was shipped hi Mesrs.
i f Commodore;. .Trenery,! w.e are;E assuipda,
takes with him many Mnd wjshesif rpmpur
peppleand. jwe are . satisneo Wiat pe leaves
us with a very favorable impression of Wilf
mmgton ana tne Wilrrungtonians.
Col J. MeLeod Turnpr . f il at
Aneviflp amtproke his rlghttegiuit above
the knee, -ir v-i - - r- -r - -ir
i The raflroad dimculties at Hen
derson, N. C.,: have been arranged satisfac
torily,-ays the Raleigh Newa-Obterter. . ' '
Berne Nut jSAe& Rice is
coming la -f freely. - Large qu&nties were
brought: to bur market this week, notwith-;
standing the damage to the crop in this sec-'
tion by . drought. -. Most of that brought :
here brings from 60 eents to $1 per bushel,:
as to' grade !-" ?-.JH &r:-'t i '--x ,
New Berne JVew8:he father
of Mr.- . Carpenter telegraphed Mr. :E. W.
ceased . home ; to Syracuse. Thet f uneral
will, however, as already announced,,take
place this .afternoon. -: and the , remains be
placed ina vanlt at the cemetery. , . . " .
Wmybh?S.- Manybf our
farmers ai engaged in cutting their second
crop of hay. The recent rain has brought .
out grass considerably and a fair crop may
be, expected. ' .Hog .cholera is playing,
havoc "with swine in portions of . Stokes
County.' r - Ex-Sheriff Gentry, we learn; out
of a d?oye iof : eighty head, lost fifty and
others.are sick.' , r V .-;'.' " . . -"'
jbiReviyais; reborted in rlaleigh
Wayiie, 23 baptisms Meherrin 20; Poteca
si,14BetWehem, 18;. Three Forks, Aler
ander. : 25 converts. :.! 21" baotisms. ." Sandy
(rswfatluun, : Wtptisms-rBetbany, 7
S,ptisms; Morganton, 3 baptisms; roor
ouse, Ajisonv baptisms j Valley River;
lSoonyerta, 16rpapnM,fv;;;v;; ;t
pupils enrolled pn'the graded school list at
present :Tbey have also established a Latin
and, algebra, class in -connection- with the
school. ' ii-The-receipts of cotton in tWs
city for the -week ending yesterday were 2,4
651 bales, ; For the same .week last year
4,400 .bales'. J Decrease , In receipts for the
same week this yea? 1,749 pales j ,;i :
? The Beigh -(locflrfe reports
the following , revivals: Orange circmt, 71
additions ; Roanoke circuit, 59 additions ;Tar
River circuit 15 conversions; Lenoir circuit;
over 30 conversions; Neuse circuit, 14 addi
tions ; Mt Pleasant circuit, 27 additions ;
Davidson circuit,, 40 converts, 26 additions; -Albemarle
circuit, "14! additions ;"Dallas;cir
cnit; 12 professions, S additions. , tu;
. Fay etteville i tExaminer: Mr!,
William McLeod, of Harnett county, who
lives near Northington's Ferry," "has now
one-fourth of an acre in, tobacco, planted
for domestic , use. He .has sent us admea
sure of the siee Of' the" average leavesi By
this measure-tne rleaves are lihree Jeet long .
and two feet in.width. t-The-grbwth ef this -weed,
ndw hear maturity," demonstrates the
suitableness bf thejspUand rflimflte of Har
nett. Moore and Cumberland , to the culti
vationbf t(accb? ; t$;-L "' '
PAitGHy N. ;C.J October' 4. (
ToKlay BudvMeNeal and Tripps of WUkes
county, went to a still-house, and, after
taking two gallons of whiskey.left and made
a resolution to kill the - first man they met,
no matter who he was.. The unfortunnate
man was Mr. Johannes -Walker, -a well
known farmer.; ; ;As! lie was - riding down
the road two men knocked' him from
his. horse and; :. -murdered. ;,lum. They
say they did it just for the f up of the thing.
Both are under arrest- ' ' ? . "
t Wilson Advance: 1 We regret to
hear of the death", of Mr. Matthew, Peele,
who died at his residence in this county on
Wednesday. - We have -no exchange
we value more highly than we do the Stab,
and we rejoice to note its substantial prospe
rity. '- -Our enterprising townsman, Mr.
B. H.-iyson, has invented and obtained a '
i patent for a cotton press which in point of .
: ingenuity and usefulness surpasses anything
; ofthekmd that we ever saw. , A negro -named
Julius Clark was seriously cut on
the neck at Whittakers, Wednesday night
last, with a razor in the hand of another '
darkey which he was applying very- vigor-'
i Greensboro Patriots, Attention
is called to theiniely and important action .
taken by . tha boaid.-of . magistrates of the
county , and county commissioners, in joint
! meeting last Monday. ' By .action , of the
two bodies the commissioners are author- .
ized and directed to purchase five thousand
dollars worth' of corn" for distribution
among the poor ! of the county. : They, are
further empowered to purchase ten thousand
dollars worth of corn, to be sold to needy
persons in the . county at the cost of pur
'' chase, and transportation. . It is well known
, that4his action has ;beeh rendered :heces
; sary by the late disastrous . droughts - It is
not only timely, but eminently wise and
Proner. and will meet with ': an unaualified
publie approvaL " rLtot Saturday a party f '
of emigrants passed through this, place to
their old home in Chatham, from which
county . they emigrated : some years, . ago.
They described Indiana as a good State; out
sjy'the old North State is better.- 4 ' '
i Raleigh :i?ecorfe The Wil
mington Stab is brighter and better - look-.'
ing than ever. r The next " Legislature
should make it a crime,' pmiishable":with
fine and imprisonment, for any . Mormon to .
seduce or attempt to seduce a silly woman
in North Carolina. - - The directors of
the . Raleigh & Gaston Railroad, at their
meeting recently, "declared a dividend of 3 '
per'cent bn the capital stock of the com-'
papy payable on the 1st of October., ' rr
Brb, W. L. Wright has. three model
churches in the "way of giving.- The mem
bers at Hillsboro give $18 per head ; those
at Graham $10 per head, and those at Mars
Hill $3.50 per head.-' The latter a poor;
weak country , church. . - Rev; H.R
Griffith, of Charlotte, who has so efficiently
labored for the Theological Seminary In
! Nprth. Carolina and Virginia, has accepted
the agency for the Seminary in South Car
olina, and will enter upon- the work at an
; early day, r--From Dr., Pritchard's let
ter :- We have now 136 students at Wake
Forest, .the same' number we had at this.
: time last year, which is much better than
the friends of the college m this section
: expected. . If the number of . new students
is not diminished by the short crops in the -'
spring term we shall number ; in catalogue '
this year as many as last ; ; ;il t
! ,,,-Baleigh .News- Observer; 'Tbsi.
stockholders of the Raleigh & Gaston Rail
. road Company,'; and of the Raleigh & Au
gusta Air-Line," Railroad Company, . held. '
their annual meeting in this city qn yester
day. - John M! RotyDson, Esq.; was unan-
' impusly reelected president of the. JRpleigb. ,
: & Gaston and of the : Raleigh & Augusta
; Air-Line Railroad Companies,. and the old;
directory, - to-wit: i W W,. )hamberlain, .
Dr.'W. J, Hawkins, P. C. Cameron, Jos.
iRKBatchelor' :R.-S. i Tucker andt Walter t
: Clark were unanimously; reelected r; Maj ;
John C.: Winder, ' as superintendent,' kant '
!W.. .W "Vass, asi treasurer : of both roads :
were continued. - Yesterday- morning,
at 6 o'clock the temperature was 49 degrees. '
The stockholders of the Raleigh & Gas
ton . Railroad, yesterday, did f a .graceful .
;thmg -in donating to St ' John's Hospital
,$M0. ;s It is a timely gift . The Adju-.
tant General has received the application ;
for the organization of ' the' Pasquotank
Rifles,; of Elizabeth City. .. The following
are the Officers: ; Captain, Julian E. Wood ; ,
First Lieutenant, William J. Griffin ; Second
Lieutenants, E. F,.Lamb and Alex Wads-worth.-'";
The . company has a! membersbip
of fifty, and - will wear .the State uniform. .
--A. correspondent from Ifiddleberg. N.
G, on the 6thinst, says: The last vestige
of hope for the farmers ,is gonel!,,Last,
night's frost killed hundreds; of acres of to
bacco and ruined late corn and , peas The
farmers are despondent and see no possible,
hope for them.4 The frost was the heaviest ;
ever seen here before November 1st,