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THE TWO THEORIES.
iGuiteau's counsel attempts by evi-
dnce to show that he is insane, and,
therefore, not- responsible at law for
tKe crime of assassination. Experts
are introduced ; f to - establish this
theory. Dr. Spitzka, a sort " of
veterinary surgeon it is chai'ged,1 was
introduced to prove the criminal's in
sane condition,! and, if we caught his
ineauing, he is of the opinion .that
(Hiteau is afflicted with what he calls
moral-insanity,'' and is consequently
lable "to misinterpret the Teal affairs
qf life, especially those of a complex
nature." Very fine ; as . to theory
.doubtless, f But practically Guiteau
i sharp enough. 1 From the infamous
way j with which he treated his wife,
tpe readiness with which he appro
priated other . people's money, the
lying and dodgeshe resorted to, the
unning manifested on . many occa
sions, his skill in the forging line, we
should, say he was afflicted sorely with
I ?nmoral insanity."
I The jury; will" be perplexed when
the arguments begin, we have no
"doubt, with subtleties and fine drawn
theories. But Guiteau himself seems
disposed to remove his case from the
syehological arena to that of theolo-
y, and - to risk his neck upon . .'.the
question "whether or not his free
jpiorat agency was destroyed when he
ras j impelled i upon the President."
pee how sharp and acute he is. He
Ivill not mar his theory by using a
Ivrong term, i Hence, lie ; employs
cautiously thei term ."impelled." If
he case, were to turn upon the "free
gency" theory,; then we would - ex-
ect to see able and learned divines
introduced as witnesses, and Calvin
ists and Arminians would be placed
on the stand to testify as to what they
held to be "free agency,",, and what
was . "predestination." Then, when
the speeches came on, we should see
Augustine .-: and Calvin$ Owen and
Edwards, ' McCosh and ' Sir - Wm.
Hamilton quoted - f ronvton the one
hand, i and Arminius;"and Wesley,
Fletcher and Richard Watson, Man
sel and a dozen other authors quoted
from.Vion..the. other hand instead of
legal -works on criminal law. It
would be a very noval procedure.
The I general .'opinion- is that Gui
teau is a scoundrel of the most inge
nious type, ' and that hanging is too
good for him really.; The real point
is, was he of such .unsound mind on
July-2,1 when, he fired. .the fatal shot
at the President, as to destroy, his
moral responsibility: He may be
crazy, now, or he may ' have been in
sane a year since," but in point of fact
-was he insane during ? the weeks he
hung around Washington", in vain
asking for, seeking office? n Has .that
fact been ' established? Is it not .ap
parent that i he was more knave than
crazy? J Is it riot clear; enough that
his mind is lucid and coherent enough
to - take- advantage of every theory
that favors him, to perplex counsel,
and to try ingeniously to establish
his own insanity? -He is the first inr
sane man on Tecord . who ever . at
tempted ; to !' establish his insanity.
Ordinarily insane men are very con
fident they are misjudged and perse
cuted, especially, if they are. like Gui-t
teau, of superior1 mind naturally and
by cultivation. - '-.'
:,Xi :yoii think it does not pay m the
Northwest to plant trees,- and if you
think-walnut does not fetch a round
sum, read the following we clip?from
an exchange : : ' ; --' .
;. ''A black walnut grove that wasl planted
by a Wisconsin farmer- about twenty years
SETO On Minv WIlAtA lnnd was -i-arumtltr anM
jAor t,wA"t tne trees, are now irom six
Aant s mi . . 1 .
teen to twenty inches through." . ., i;
VOL. XIII. , ,
The New York Times ' referring: to
the , complexion of the present Su
preme Court of the United: States,
characterizes it ' as Vweak and over-?
worked.',';. ; Partisanship has ,done the
business. . Grant and other Stalwarts
have not Jooked to legal attainments
and other ireeded qualifications in 'se
lecting ;.men foiv the highest Judici
ary, but - have regarded - political
affiliation and personal predilection
merely. ; . The result is a 1'wcak" con
cern, as the ablest Republican paper
stamps it. No wonder the? Times
suggests' that no more "light-weight
jurists" be put, on the Bench. It
says of all the. persons mentioned for
the place made vacant by th,e death
of Judge' Clifford that Bout well is
therbniy:"io jwfwho "conspicuously
lacking in qualifications" for the
place." " It says rthat Chief Justice
Cray, of the Massachusetts Supreme
Court,' is the best qualified by reason
of character and training.. Mr. Ar
thur owes it to the country to select
the very best man possible ' for ; the
office -a man - of pnre character and
of high legal attainments and ability.
The following is a most discreditable
transaction and shows too plainly the
low status of the Court. The Times
says: . " '
"The law requires that it shall consist of
a Chief Justice and eight Associate Jus
tices.. : Since the present term began it has
practically consisted of a Chief Justice and
five Associate Justices, .who have constitu
ted a bare quorum. Something like a scan
dal has been reported in the fact that quite
recently, when a case :was to be decided in
which . , Mr. Matthews was v incapacitated
from sitting in consequence of having acted
as counsel for one of the parties. Justice
Hunt was brought into the conference room
in order to make up a quorum. According
to the report,' the Chief Justice, in announc
ing the opinion ; of the Court, ' stated that
Mr. Justice Matthews did not participate in
it, but that MTT Justice llunt concurred. As
the latter has not sat upon the bench for
more than three years; - and ; could ; not
have heard the arguments or given the case
the least ". consideration, . this strange pro
ceeding to secure a. quorum looks like a
trick to evade the strict requiremente of the
law, which is altogether unworthy of so
august a tribunal."
The following special appeared in
the Philadelphia Evening News:
"New Yokk, November 30.' One of the
most important results of the French -visit
at York. town has been the formation of a
colonization society in this city for the pur
pose of taking up the grape-growing lands
of Virginia and JNortn Carolina, and assist
ing French emigrants to settle them. : The
society will have a capital of $3,000,000,
over $1,000,000 being subscribed by the
President of the New York and Havre
Steamship Company." . '
-This is the society, which Col. Pey
ton is connected with. He is now
visiting bur State for the purpose of
learning more concerning our climate
and soil with reference to their adap
tability to grape-growing. A State
that has four or five of the finest
grapes on the continent and which
are indigenous to its . soil,", ought to
offer high and peculiar claims to any
company looking to the colonization
of experts from wine-producing coun-;
tries and to- large - operations. The
"attemps made thus far . in Cumber
land, Halifax, Granville," Warren,
Wake,: Duplin, Columbus and per
haps other counties, to grow the
grape on a f considerable 1 scale .. have
been' very : successful. '; The exhibits
made at Atlanta of native wines are
reported - as - fine and . ! as excelling
greatly those of other States.' v .
I FBOII HEABOUARTERS. ;;
' 'So the- struck -eagle stretched upon the
plain," ; "- . - '
No ; more through ; rolling, clouds to soar
. again, - -
-Viewed his own, feather on the fatal dart
That winged ethe shaft that quivered in his
heart."" , . . r Btron. .
.. " Governor . Jarvis - appears in
the Raleigh - News- Observer, in ; a
three column , article in reply to the
Chatham;. County .Resolutions, of
which the readers : of. this , paper are
informed.! ' The Governor.' supple
ments his.firstclpng J paper .in defence
of .his course In connection v"with' cer
tain railroads It will be satisfacto
ry tb his adriiirerii,!ddubtless, and the
special champions and friends of : the
B. B. iS. '-.Wd' iriust do the Governor
the simple justice to say that the va
rious papers tha bear , his, signature.
are well done, both as to clearness or
statement and plainness and vigor of
style.' The last is no exception ' It
is -a-, very plausible production.
lr..i itt,",wa8 . - Buujecueu,;,..wu , bb
yere1 scrutiny andj analysis it , might
notrprove i such an mymraeraDie aqa
satisf actory ' document,' as might be
thought otherwise arid as the author
considers it evidently; VGorv Jarvis
cxDresses himself ; as thoroughly : sat
;isfied :. with his whole actiorij and is
confident that the verdict of the peor
pjejwill ' be" wth' him. Ie '.'alone
knows what 'motives controlled ;;nim.
Others1 .niay j only - draV'coiicksipns
, K ... 1 1 f, "l. ,
lralMGTON, N. 0., FEIDAY; DECEMBEE 23, 1881.
from wha,t ho, has. said apdj donife
&o not . propose t6tatfetfeith'er
analysis) or, thorough' replication; It
is .none of our . fight, ' but as public
journalists we may be indulged with
a few- hurried paragraphs s Hereto?
lore we gave our. impressions oxitne
generars,,conduct f that ; had..' dis'tin-.
guisnea j ou r present v?niet v Jiixecutive
in his dealings with ,, railroads.:1 (We
suppose .; others- more, concerned in
the statements and , the mode. p dis
cussion pursued will subject both -of
the Governor's reeentf documents to
rigid critical examination - "';;'; !
.The picture '.he draws -qfrrri Best
is not a nattering one 1 Aojcprdmg
to him Best ia a corisunat fraud,
and rf yet Tie trusted r hihi : a? "second
j.: . r '-T n' ll ' -Mr"!
nmci,' uu,xyeu pieuge4 uipaBeii cio
'user altBihnSia5M ppwr ' to j
procure r.tho,TJSrjenaer- andfasign-i'T
ment' of thefWsterriZNbrfh daroli-
na Railroadr to -Best and his-, new
friends; even' aftfer agreeing .to an ex:
tension of the time- asked for. by the
Big ,BufordJ- Syridicate.;;''-for"- four
months, ' and soon 1 after ' ; Best had
fooled him so! shamefully in the first
instance and in ' Iess than seventy
days after the first sale was made,
- He admits that Best and his Mends
have done as , much as .' they r.well
oould do" under 1 their -new contract
to build a road from Goldsboro to
Salisbury, and insists that he has
"complied also" with the "spirit"; of
his "agreement" ' with them.1 - We
will not go into the matter now at
length. He manages to give the ex
tension so much desired and needed
by the Big Buford Syndicate to the
extent of: seven v: months although
they had no" claims upon his leniency,
his magnanimity or his charity. They
had violated the: letter and spirit of
their contract. X-But Gov. J arvis is
still, we are very happy to learn, .in
favor strongly of the ever glorious
and grand "North Carolina System,"
the dream and delight of the fathers
and their" child of promise, and the;
slogan bv which he himself rallied
the clans from the mountain ; fast
nesses of the West to the murmuring
streams and splashing waves of the
East.; We find him still cherishing
most fondly the ' ancient love that so
enthralled his young ' heart "in days
lang syne" and that, so . moves it to
palpitation in the matured - autumn
time of life. Others may deRert thei
magnificent scheme of the men of
other days by. which the rock-ribbed
West should.be bound with bands of;
iron to the sea-girt shores of ' the East,!
but Gov. Jarvis never. Come weal,
come woe, he will press the sweet.
bantling to his affectionate heart and
say to ' it ' amid storms and persecu
tions "Come rest - in- this . bosom. "
We tindhini Baying in his last decla-j
ration of railroad principles:
- "The Midland-project baa .my lull sym
pathy then; -and it has it now r I would be
false to myself , false to my record, false to
my State, false to her people and to her best
interests, : did I withhold from such a
scheme anything in my power to push it
forward. No misrepresentations of Mr.;
Best or ; any ' of his new-born supporters
could sting me into withholding from it any,
support that I can give it. ' I have
steautiy pursueu mat uuurae, usuiy an tut;
means that I considered legitimate and pro
per, because I 'felt that :the success of the
Midland scheme in its entirety was of such
value and importance to the State as to re4
quire me to do it. - -J .-"'
;.-.The!-Governor could -not agree to
refuse the B. B; S.! their deiriand for!
moreVtiriie although they j had: fpr4
feited all claim? upon the 5 Commis
sioners, because it would have been
"illegal and, immoral,"; as 1 it : would
have thrown the -Western road back
on- the ? Statel-r.This is remarkable
truly, considering the terms of. the
original contractand the course pur
sued by the Big Buford Syndicate in
rgarp,, io f,. useless ,auuv t,voiuuiary:
delays and unjust discriminations
against the, people and towns of the
State. " 3It will strike an ' impertinent
outsider that the course of the B. B. S.!
was not in rigid conformity to either
the strict letter of the contract or toi
a very high standard of . .- ethics.
Doubtless they shaped their course in
accordance with that, "morality" that
prevails in certain, railroad circles.
5 h But we are 'not venturing upon a
reply. Other pens will t attend to
that, no doubt. The Governor's paper
may.be very clever but we doubt; if
he will derive- much benefit from it
in the end. 1 It reveals a "weakness of
character in the Governor most peo-"
pie were not prepared to behold.,? His
enemies,: if' he has. such,- need; not
fear to circulate his documents among
reflecting and well informed,, people;
?i "The "Ut' Sf'slobpof-war Kearsage,t;from
' Norfolk.; Via. i via PeBsaoola.' rarrived at the
passes below. Wew Uneai yesterday. r ifj t
r- j 1 j 1 1 - v- r
- tHK GREAT TOUBNET." 1 ,
;: A" "correspondent of the -Raleigh
News'' Observer, writing . from: Burke
county, refering ;v to the Railroad
warjsaysr . , ?r "r, .1
It is, howeverja general, remark; in all
public places of resort in the Piedmont re-
fion that till Vance showed fight np public
eclaration of a fixed purpose to go to Duck
town had .ever been made." , . v . ,
That is what the Star - has 1 said
time andJ again Senator - Vahee
stuck his spurs in he sleepy anlriialj
and ever since It has been . caVortirig
and snorting , atf a t great rateT j ;But
the. Burke writer brings put... another
point that' ris "certainly ; deserving lof
special mention:f It" is the effort of
the Big Buford-f Syndicate to ivoid
payment of taxes - in the ; counties
.1 1 , 1 1 -.t " TIF ". -1 T ' ?1
inrougn -. ; wnicn - ne .y.v. escern. Mona
Carolina road runs i- If they succeed
then the people will be 'defrauded.
eufke correijiiadent. eaystc. ,
"Judee Schenck this week files a bill in
equity in the" Federal Court ; in Charlotte,
praying that the tax-collectors in Burke and
other counties be restrained from getting
out of this corporation their part of the
great popular burden of annual otate taxa
tion. Yet it is known of all men that Sena
tors Henderson,- of Rowan, and Carter, of
Buncombe, forced Best to swallow. the tax
feature, and that the bill of sale would not
have passed without the tax provisions.
And we are told that these- men are the
assignees of Best.. . What is an assignee?"
The B. B. 'S. are willing,; after be
ing spurred to their duty by Senator
Vance, to undertake to carry '' out in
seeming good faith their contract, or
that part i which suits" their inclina
tions and pockets. ; -Hence, to pre
vent the Best Boston Syndicate from
getting the road back they will push
work for the time with great activi
ty, but they do not propose to earry
out that. part of "the contract which
requires an honest , payment of taxes
to the State. The Burke writer sees
the drift of this action and says: ; - '.
"Now, no readier way could have been
devised to convince all thinking men that
Vance has not half-way stated the case of
bad faith than this attempt on the part of
the Richmond & Danville to escape taxa
tion a duty that lay in the threshold, as it
were, of the bill." - - -.' -
If there is any thing' clean and in
viting about this Railroad business it '
fails to present itself. If Senator
Vance is not more popular with the
honest people of North , Carolina in :
the future than he has 'ever been in
the pasF, and we all t know how, great
that has been, then we shall be disap
pointed. ". He has borne himself like
a true Knight who had taken an oath
of loyalty and honor equal to that'
administered by King Arthur to the'
knights of ,"the . Table Round,'! and
who has, kept it amid every pressure
of temptation and every appliance of
wrong; ; He has been true to his own;
honor and, therefore, he has hot been;
false to the people. . Says the Burke
writer: . .., i
"We are glad they. have, 'undertaken to!
put down Vance. : That makes - a' 1 kind of
test question, and as such we welcome it.t
When that knightly lance, victorious hr
household and outside fights, 'goes down,
there need come no other ltichmond jn -the
field." . - ;;. 1 ;
4 ;In this tournay between the Knight
of the Unerring Xance and the B. B.'
S., the people'arvery interested.
spectators. They know that their;
i . .1 '
fuause is represenieu oy, 3a mwt puis-
sant defender whose white tplffme
has never gone down upon any fatal
field and whose battle axe has i never;
fallen in vain , upon the - helmet and
shield of an adversary. ..' God speed,'
1 defend and uphold the right! "-! - i
? '"North . Carolina is 'progressive; .her
splendid display at the International Ex-
position demonstrated- this; and, besides,!
five hundred of her best farmers, merchants,!
uusmetss men uuu lueunamua irum vauu
sections of the State attended the Exposition'
in a body for the purpose of examining and
..12 nm)f -ixtjmi aatl im
portance in connection , with the various
industries and improvements there : repre
sented, so that they could put into practical;
effort the knowledge thusattained. ' This ia
the kind of go-aheaditiveness and intelli
gence that is needed to build up a State or
a people; and North Carolina is full of it.!
She is bound to prosper. JSorf oUe ytrgimA
s We thank - our friend for his eh-i
cpuraging words; in behalf , of our
State.- There is progress; we believe,?
but the race has , just , begun, I ,With
a greater diversity of enterprise, with
more railroad facilities and .larger
water transportation facilities; "with
a greater development oif . ttie. ne.
natural resources-of , tie State' arid: ai
constant multiplying of mariuf acturea
of r various kinds'j with 'iripre judicious
farming, making home: supplies, and
enriching the lands ; reUdering them
moreii productive5 and consequently
more ' profitable,1' we inay ;, hope I for
North Carolina to take yet ' the true
rant' aoiphg . the States f or Jw'hich! the
God of fNature intended; her evident-!
ly.:;' In climate she is';uperibr to any
Stiate because we can grow 'tfie' -pfo-
vr- ; . 1'! star . .fit. .! -3 I Or J t A.
auctions ox tue jorxu anu ine oouxii
and to a high perfection, , ( hJfj
Dr. E." WMVard: of ' Onslow, was
here yesterday", ' ano!, i'as ' usual,' filled
the head of our ;jield editor with vi
sions; of flyhig;: quailj,,, antlered mon-
arehs and ,dusky, ducks. We. shall
endeavor to destroy a few-score of
terigarige eartridges; ion the Doctor's
domains' 'before tn'6Jlv Spfing ; time
comes, gentle Annie. , , t , ,t
Roulse organs' are abusing,. the new
Attorney 1 General Brewster, x, t
The. Wilmington and. Coast! Railway
v E; F. .!Mart!h',j ! the colored railroad riian,
called m yesterday 'afternoon to inform us
success 01. 4ns, pet leaerDTise, ; Ubuuding
of toe. Wilmington and Coast Railway from
this city to the: Sound and thence to Snead's
Ferry, Qoslow conrityv and exhibited to m
! mapi.'a narveyxn&de sometime since by
m.r, jcuxiericit iuciae, . wmca; ne saidrse
would have duplicated some time between
this and January "next. . Martin.; states that
the : people all along the line of i the pro
posed road are : eager for itr and a great
toany have told him to hurry up, so they can
commence cutting the ! cross-ties. He says
the right of way lias been freely; offered by
those owning land along the route,: pro
vided the road does not run through cleared
land, which Martin saya .will not be the
case. . To show the eagerness mamtested in
the matter he exhibited a silver Quarter of
a dollar,' which was ' given him by an old
colored mam along the 1 proposed, route,
who said he had no means to help build
the road, but insisted that he should take
the twenty-five cents to buy the paper upon
which to write the proceedings of . the first
meeting.; , ? . j , - r... -
JVlartin states that, the following named
persons, have consented to act as
directors and do all they can to ' f orward
the enterprise, besides others whose; names
will be mentioned, hereafter, Geo. M.
CrapoH, of WilnUngton:Ar R. Black, of
New Hanover; JoeT. Foy, of Scott's Hill,
Pender county; R. E. Batts, of Sloop Point,
Pender county $ Wm. ; Kine, .of Topsail
Sound, Pender county-1 Dr. E. C. McLeh
don; of Sneed's Ferry, Onslow county; Oeo.
T.' Wassom,' of Goldsboro', and Capt. .F.
M. Wootenrof New Hanover. .
.Martin was toi leave for Goldsboro last
evening on business connected with the pro
posed road. -;!- ' - f ... ' ''
Death of; the Fatber of a Former Wll
. mingtonlan. ; t . ' t l - .JV ! -
' Mr., John B. Plummer, father of Capt. J. .
W. Plummer, formerly of this city; but
now of Robeson 'couhtyj died at Faribault,
Minn., oh the 30th Ult.',i from injuries re-i
ceived in being accidentally run over by a
horse attached to a buggy, the shafts strik
ing his head and '. fracturing his skull. He
was born in Freeston, Lincolnshire, England,
moved to the United States in 1851; had
been ' living in Faribault 22 years, and was
in the . 73rd year, of his age. He was the
father of sixteen children, eleven of which
are living.1 -The -' funeral -took place on
Thursday, the: 1st inst; at 'the Cathedral,
with: the rites of the English .High Church,
Rev.. Geo. Whipple,., brother of Bishop
Whipple, officiating.' J' ' ,; j ' :
:A, , Formal Acceptance. .;,,....;..-.,. .
......We learn., from t.Mr., t H.: Toilers thatai
formal acceptance.. has s just been, received,
from Rev. F. W. E. Peschau, of Nashville. I
Tenn., of the unanimous, call extended to.
him. by, thfe congregation, of St. Paul's :
Evangelical .Lutheran . church, ? , at their
meeting . on the . 7th ; inst, .. It is not as yet!
known, however, . the exact date when he
will take charge, but it will probably be;
early m the ensuing year., . . ir
..'" ';ij.. . .:;. : ,. : '
- A man who, when he got his;
marriage license three years ago, put down
his age at 35 years-was hauled up before)
; Justice McQuigg a few'daygago,for faflure
to list his poll-taxi'Vheh he insisted' upon it;
that he was 53. j It niakes; a ' big difference!
whether it is tweedledum or tweeaieaeeT
4 MASSACHUSETTS. i r
1 ' ' -."i f:. - - ' . i .... .. . : . . I ' : . J.Li
Regiment 1 to be Summartly Dl-
r: mlBsed t in," , I - -''
; . . ' s By Telegraph to the Morning Star.l , i.
Boston,' December 17.-The committee
appointed to investigate the conduct of the
Ninth' Massachusetts Regiment during itsj
recent trip - tov x orktown ! find : that ; the
offences cited as : simple! intoxication, disoi
bedience of orders and unsoldierly and
uhgentleriianTj conduct;' ' are true against
twenty members of the1 regiment,' but. that
according to the testimony. the omcers
fMia wKitcrs tne. more, serious ciiaxges or
stealing cheap " jewelry, ' insulting white
girlB'on the' streets, striking- horses- and
carriages , and misbehavior, at ; the Libby!
Prison, have not been substantiated, Orders
have been issued by the commander-in-chief
of the militia for the summary dismsssal-pf
the Pffenders, j&nd the. regiment, had been
directed not to leaye the armory in uniform
l4,.r Town Captured ; ly . Co wboysThe
i. . OTarsnal Killed . ; .i
fBy Telegranh ttaw ornin Star.l
. Wellingtok, December'-17. The town
1 of Caldwell is ia the- bahds'vbf 1 a mob of
cowboys, and the authorities are powerless
to do anything. Michael Meagher formerly
mayor but lately marshal. of the town, has
been klUed. H The sheriff of this place; with
a posse;-has started for uaidweil
A. ! i
: Among - Mrs.' 1 : Garfield's recent
visitorsrat Cleveland have: been the Attorney!
General and JVlrs.. Juacveagh ...,..
-1 t' Guiteau 1 BeemS" tO:; have -got
Corkhill "solid." His pleasant allusions to
his approachrnbtJnnce try the President
must be delicious- to Corkhill'. ew Eaten
r-r- Bancroft Davis": who , has
been, nominated for Assistant Secretary, of
sjwiiu, , uegau: xus varper ui uipiomacy as
.Secretary . of , the-. Legation,,' in,. London hi
1849" He ' became ,! Assistant-. Secretary lot
!State under Mr.' Fish- ,.In .1869. - In 1874 hd
:waa!appointedrJi&nister to Berlin,; He Is at
present a tiuuge vi me ouri, ui,UUinBY
S A good sign? for :i!be country and
honest, men generally the : Star
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Spirits TurpentLTie. ,
(.' ; A pole - punching comes 'off at
Scotland Neck on 22nd inst; r i '.-j.iut-'
-; At Tarboro . 7,360 bales o ootr
ton have been received a falling off of 589
bales. ' ' . . v
" 1 1 Mrj. "W. H. Malone, ' formerly- a
prominent lawyer of Asheville, has opened
a law office at 508, 13th street Washington,
D. C. - " -" i
Mr. Frank sPowell has -'taken
editorial charge of the Tarboro Fbvthemnr:
We greel him cordially , and hope he. will
like .his new profession. ,.- ''-s .-i
7r -Senator. Varices; in :his .Boston.
speech, called , the North, Carolina Road
decidedly suggestive " and ; voari which' Ms
destined to stick. ,; - , t s .if"'
t-. Greensboro JSugle: A railroad
from some point in Randolph county, pass
ing near the several cotton factories in that
section,, to High . Point, on the orth Carp
lina Railroad, is being talked about, - We
heard a prominent Tailroad official say last
weeR tnat would oe punt at an early day.
Raleiffh Visitor : At the late
term of the Superior Court in Vance county I
a xenow was maictea tor roc Bang a. train
on the a. as U. K. li. . We learn that the
rkmal wnyictedandsentend toten I
?ears imprisonment , in tne penitentiary;
'his is just as it should . be, ! and we trust
that all such villains may share the same,
Or a harder tate. -,-.-,
Greensbbro'Swa'fo-'fc: The dry
summer produced, the large$t&fpp ot tur
keys' ever raised, in this country. The
market -is well Supplied for 'Christmas at
prices ranging from 50 centy tp fLvrrWe
learn that a young' man, named "Andrew
Boon, of Guilford county; was killed J yesv
terday evening while cutting, wood in .the
woods near his home. . , , .'';
Thomas' IT; 'Arrington, 1 repret
tentative in the Georgia Leffislatnre: was
attacked with paralysis and died last Sun
day. The Albany (Ga.) News and Adver
User says of him: '"Mr: Arrinfftah ' was
promineni among the. successful, self-sus-
tainmg, farmers who have given Brooks
county a name abroad since the war, and
well known throughout southern Georgia.
lie was a good man and his death : is uni
versally regretted." . Is not this "Nash"
Arrington, who was graduated at the Uni
versity of North Carolina some thirty years
or more ago? Stab. .. .,,:';- ,
Staton while crossing Grindle Creek, near
his residence, fell from the foot bridge and
broke his leg just above the ankle. ,
L&st Sunday, at W hitakers, an altercation
occurred' between General Pittman and
John Lyonv v Pittman :.waa .armed with an
old musket and John with a'razor." Pitt-
man asked John if he wanted to be blowed-
Up, to : which John replied, ','Blow me up
then, Pittman hred, the shot taking effect
on the right side of the neck, going down
ward into the stomach. At the inquest held
by Coroner Camper, the jury found that
John Ljfcon came to ' his death at the hands
of General Pittman. Pittman was commit
ted for trial. t J '
.. Norfolk .Virginian: We' learn
that a contract has been entered into for thei
completion pf. tins. road,; Some yeara ago5
the line was graded all the .way from .Tar-1
boro to Williamston, on the Roanoke, about,
thirty four miles, eight miles of- which were
laid with ' iron, but the work was' stopped'
for want of funds. It is understood that
the company is connected with another., or
ganized under the charter of the Seaboard'
& Raleigh ' Railroad, and will build about
fifty miles of road between .Raleigh and
Rocky Mount, thus completing the rail;
route between the capital of the State and';
the lower Koanoke; Our informant states
that hands are actually at work clearing up;
the old graded track.
.Fayetteville -SiB(3wimer; The new!
factory of Mr. H G Hall, on Person street.1
went into operation on Monday, the 5th in-j
stant. d The main building is ; a substantial!
wooden structure thirty by eighty feet, with
tin roof , and is well lighted. It is well filled!
with machinery for the manufacture of cot
ton yarns, running from No.: 8 to 16, the!
market for which will be Philadelphia.
The most; satisfactory guarantee that any.
purchaser of the State'slnterest in the C.F.f
& Y. V. R. R. can give of good faith andj
an intention to complete the ; road is , the!
actual building of the road. Every mile!
built is an additional guarantee of an inten-i
tion to keerr on ' buildmg: Any grantee,
therefore,, we take 'it, will, be required to
complete a certain number of miles of road
wimui a uuuitu uuie. . -
- Kinston Journal:- C.F. Harvey
has a receipt from J, H. Mills, at the. Ox-;
ford Orphan Asylum for : $103,!; the pro4
ceeds bf the thanksgiving festival. The
-dwelling house of Senas Noble, colorecLini
Pink Hill township, was burned last Thurs-;
day' evening". : Three children,' the -oldest
bemg five years old, were left; alone at the
house, but the boy had presence of mind
enough to get the smaller tones out a.;
The water in Neuse river is again too low
for the steamer NeuseJta. reach Kinston4
Elisha Lang, pf Hanrahan s, Pitt coun
ty,' in 1872 purchased a 'plantatibn ' which
produced a bale of cotton to eight.acresi
This tfJMthe has made on the same .land,'
with oP old mule, 19 baues of cotton (weigh
ins saa pounds each) oh 27 acres. 50 barrels
of corn and 250 bushels of potatoes-L
,1 orf oPublic.Zedqer? 'North
. Carolina has certainly "done , her' .share" 'lnj
' showing tp the world the extent ahd variety
of her productsrminerai, .'vegetable' and
agricultural. " .Her' 'collection' of "minerals
and woods is the';fines ',on exhibition, and
her farm' products are' second' only "-to the;
display of Kansas, "which latter collection
was prepraedr f o the Philadelphia Center
. .nial. a The specimens , of wood from North;
Carolina number one hundred and twenty
eight; and emoracesx r larger variety than
tJnion. Df . Cap'ehart, of ' Edenton,' has on
exhibition a section of a cypress tree from
the Koanoke river, furnished him by Mr,'
Dennis Simmons, which measures tune
feet four inched in: diameter. ; The 1 same
gentleman deposited in then North Carolina
department a certificate from Mr. Simmons,
stating, that the latter had obtained 29,000
shingles from one tree cut in the Roanoke
regionf-1' v f'. -.vi ii-J ; i.i-v
Charlotte.:'. Observer. ;It" was
stated in this cityyesterday; that Maj. J.
W.- Wilson, of the Western Nortn Carolina
Railroad,' will run a' train , over that road, to
Paint' Rock :to-morrow.v'r--:;D.''A. Dayis;
Esq.i" of Salisbury, a gentleman well known
throughout North .Carolina,';; died 'atl his
residence in that place on the night bf Wed
nesday, 14th .insW.lo-jIus 80th year;',;Mr.
.Davis' was tfoT'many1 year cashier pf, the
Bank of Cape 'Fear," at Salisbury.1 "-Intelligence
reached this city 'yesterday morn
ing to the"effect that Dr; Cyrus Lee HunteTj
.pf Lincoln 'county,1; suffered stroke of.
paralysis Wednesday' evening' while on fiis
way home -fro JprS X. Johnston's,
where he. had been, .visiting.. r.Drrf . Hunter
Mwas stricken while pn hoijseack 'and fell
by the wayside, fron ' which' place he sWa
1 -.. ; . v.
rempved tgf his rUome, , where-' he Las since
hin in p.tj insensible condition with :no'
hope of recovery. "--Mr. Rozzell, living
at Rozzell's Ferry on the Catawba river,
report that the number , of fish being taken
in traps from that stream-exceeds anything
within his experience, although he has been
familiar, with -this' business along ; the Ca- .
tawba "for the past forty years. The larger
portion of" the fish being caught now ap
pear to " be .about a year old, and it is
thought the Targe run of fish in this stream
is the result of the plant made by the fish -i
commissioners:;-' ' - - 7; n if x
'i' 1 -rr Raleighj 'Neics- Observer: ' We
have a cqmmimication from Senator Vance
that will appear to-morrow. .. rRev.Jdp.
E.(J.. Smedes was yesterday- thrown' from
his hbrse,. on Fayetteville street,1 near .the
capitol,-but fortunately , sustained no injur'
xiesii.-r Mr. .Stephen G .Worth, our in
defatigable fish commissioner; returned yes
terday from Washington D.C., bringing
with him f treasures 4n 1 the1 shape of 1,500
Joung German carp fpr distribution; tiri-udge-Geo.'7Wr
Brookes' health continues
very feeble7"-A meetmgof the Hornets'
ifest RiflemeUSnd "itfzSens of "Cfiarloftd was
eld .Tuesday; tottake steps tp build a hand
some armory for, f that "company, which is
'one of the best in the . State, and of. which
.Charlotte .is very proud!! ?.The solid men of
that city are lending'a helping hand to the
project. J . It ia proposed to have a military
fair; . ,--ir- The company . at . Henderson, -known
as the Henderson" Light Infantry;
has been disbanded, and , the arms.; held 'by
it are to be turned over to the HorneT School.
' -A motion made before Judge Seymour,
atTayloraville, in the case of -McDowell ;
county vs. the- western Jxorth carouna
Kaiiroau, lor tne appointment 01 a receiver,
has been refused. rGovernor Jarvis has
commuted .the sentence, of William : H. -Vann.1'
White,' who was convicted of -the
murertiof ;Mr.-Gatling,- in, Hertford coun
ty, .last year The- commutation is to 1m-
prisomnent' for tlife,' at' hard labor, itf the.
Penitentiary -:iytz r, - ' r - f-" 1
--r- Jialelgh -Netos- Observers . In. - the
otor63. dcpaivTEveBt-tuere axatowJO pupils.
ui mese ao mates anu 10 xemaies arc ucai
and dumb; 12 males and 8 females are blind.
There are now in the white depart
ment' of the Deaf and Dumb Institution 120
pupils. : Of these 34 males' and 32 females
are deaf and dumb: and . 29 males and 25
females are blinds - Judge R." Tv Ben
nett has been appointed to hold. Mecklen
burg Court January 9, . Judge A. A. 'Mc
Koy has been appointed to hold term ' of
Sampson Superior court J anuary 10. juage
J. C; It: Gudger has 'been appointed to.
hold a : term of Guilford Superior Court
January 23.. 'These are ail special terms,
i-i - Yesterday two negro - street laborers j
quarreled while at Work paving1' Exchange -
place. !!. From words they came to -blows,
when one of themy Anthony Farrar, struck
the Other, Eaton Drake; just above the fore-.
head " with a heavy Iron hammer, . telling
him to the ground. In a moment; the- in
jured man was literally covered with blood.
Farrar was taken before-the Mayor, -.who
held him' to appear at -courts - Strange to
y, bad as the wounds of Drake appear to
be, ; they are ' said :- not to be: :i serious.
i-4-On Tuesday -was a grand affairs .n-A
large party from Norfolk went to Edenton
and were received py jnayor Jiatnaway, 10
which ' Mr; Phillips, president ' of the rail
road syndicate -.responded. - Maj." John
Gatling, 'of ..Raleigh, made , an excellent
speech. i' Among other speakers - were Col.
Li.D. Stafke, : of Norfolk, and;CoL. R. B.
Creecy, of the Elizabeth City Jikxmomtat.
The length: ' of ' this Jnew 1 road,' j u'st ( com
pleted, 'is,; -73 - miles. . 5-T- The - shenn 01
Alexander county, yesterday, brought down
to the 1 penitentiary- a; white convict, 'sen
tenced to one year's.. imprisonment f or bur-
flary. -There was a fire at Kinston on
londay night, at the store owned by Miss
Anna Hardee..,. Evidently it was the work
of an incendiary. The house; which was a
two-story, building, - was burned , to-; the"
ground. ?The upper-story was used as a
residence by jar. nenry uaney. " ue lost
all his furniture, which was insured for
$200. The lower floor had just been reno
vated and made, ready for merchandising. -The
insurance on .the -.building was $1; 500.
OUR STATE CONTEMPORARIES.
. The glittering prize of a seat in the Sen
ate Chamber ' would hot tempt any North
Carolinian of standing to share the obloquy
which attaches to the treason of "little am- .
bition." The entire North produced but
one - Arnold, and the , Southern States can
produce but one Mahone.. r Should such a
move be made there would be no leader.
Besides, there neither,, is nor can arise with
us any such issue as that which Mahone
found so convenient for hispurpose?o'And
even more .than that : . the Readjusters in
Virginia' have now Hhrown off their dis
guise and appear not as an independent or
ganization, separate -and distinct from the
others," butmerely- as RepublicansIJSo
leigh jfews-Ob server. --IT j.ij,,-
- We do not think there, is any probability
that the tax will be taken off, as the go
ernmeht cannot do t without the revenue,'
and there is no article of luxury that the.
people would sooner'pay tax on. "Nearly
all European governments .tax tobacco and
most of them have a monopoly of the busU
ness. ' If bur government ' can do with less -tax,
let.it be removed from the necessaries
of life first, then tobacco next. However
Inconsistent it may sound to some editors
who are clamoring for a speedy removal of
the tax, yet it is nevertheless true that . it
would be almost as damaging to the tobac
co grower as to the manufacturer. -Zr-ham
Recorder : ... , .. . ,
POLITICAL POIXTS; r
i - Senator Jlili says the dimcuity
about civil 5 service 'Teform-'is' that -while
everybody i preaches it nobody, practices it. '
:i hi "It will be curious to note how
many National - Banks will rush to the
..Treasury -Department -to .'surrender 1 their
.circulation; now that Senator". Sherman is
anxious to father a three per cent, bond,"
says a discriminating Pennsylvania paper
; .the Somerset Journal.,.. '.- , .. 1 1...
J i-j-r Has Me. George Jones,, of the
Kew York Tvmes, turned over the $250,000
benefaction to Our great Object of NatiPnal
, Charity?; JThe public anxiously,, await r a
report. 1 Did Mr. Jones make a speech, and
!did the Object Teplyf We feari these is
some fun behind all. this mystery. Atlanta
Constitution,' -Dem. '.'.'' . ' j
' !K "The" President : hasr developed
the highest qualities of constitutional Btates
: manship," were , the .words that little Mil
tiades Marrowfat ' read from"' the" paper he
was holding and then added: 'What does
that mean, pop?" . "It means, my boy,"
explained Mr: Marrowfat, "that the' editor
is probably a postmaster - and -feels agreea
bly disappointed that he hasn't been turned
out:" Brooklyn Eagle, Dem. ' ' ' '
'" A "grand consolidation of the
St. i Louis iron mills is' being -perfected,: in
which $5,000,000 capital will be represented.
"-!, r In oneof the, Mississippi, towns,
not very far from Memphis, on the 'line of
the Mississippi-&' Tennessee Railroad, a lit
tle lady aged fifteen years, shot -and se
verely wounded an impudent white tramp
who attempted to enter the house after .be
ing ordered not to do so. The lady, who is
small but game, and a crack shot with"' the
pistol, was" the' onryTwhlteperson in the
house when- the burley 'tramp approached.
- a : - m m m '
rGuiteairiseing rapidly proved
a. .'lewd fellow ' -of the baser , sOrt'V-an in
carnate beast and devil, who 'ought; to be
speedily put . out - of a world he has dis
graced, AugvMaGa.) Chronicle. ' ';'