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. THB JOHNSTON IAN FARCE.
Yes, we have heard of the Libe
rals. That body composed of . Radi
cals and a few dissatisfied disap
pointed, ambitioas, necessitous Demo-:
crats have met. : They came, they ,
saw, and then they . left .und i-did not'
stand on the order of their going.
" The King of France with twice ten thou
sand men - . ' 1
Marched up the hill, then marched down :
again." - 1 j
And who will :be . fooled). by the'
plot?x Who believes that the Deniq-ci-ats
who ; affiliate are not jdirectly ;
aiding the Radicals to defeat their
old party ? ; Is any so blind that : he
cannot penetrate the : masks and see
what faces are behind ?
cerelv i think ; .that rr the
"Liberal" movement 'maniDulated bv ;
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itaaicais - wno .nave oeen yn,auicav
office-holders all." along,' and by!
Knrnel" Johnston, who has sought'
office for twenty jeafs with., an,. as
siduity 'that is wonderfnl and with a;
want of success that U phenq'mena is! I
the most1 conspicuously absurd and.
wanton political dodge tbat.evcr; was
j -: " - . " ..- k. : ' I -
th ought 6 f. It is infi nitely more ri-;
diculous; arid inexcusable
Mahone. dodge, because in
there was a considerable . number of
gentlemfen Qf r- bigh & character ; and'
. good talents who .were siricjjrely op
posed to- the settlement: "of the btate
"debt upon the basis proposed; by the
Ftinders. . They ' followed ; Mahones
lead, jmwiselyrsaua injuriottsly .to the
good : name of the State,: ibut ;they
' werWhdhest andj sincere in-., their ;ad--
vocacyf a setaementpon-.a much,
lOWer UHSIS. t; ; ... -I. ry; : f
But in- North Carolina the men of
the .Billy - Johnston type have;,. not
half the reason for deserting the old
Democratic party, because they know
; precisely what-J sort of at party..they
are joining. ' They know..-that the
Republican .party iwas: desperately
corrupt . in '.1B68V69J They: know it
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- came near bankrupting forever.North
Carolina. ', -They know that -'under
Grrant the-rights of , the i Southern
- people were trampled ruthlessly :'nn
;der the ironfhoofs of tyrants and op
pressors They know - that the ex
penses of the Government were enor
mous, that .the -plundering was end
less, that the corruption ramified, and
still ramifiesjcvery departments They
know of the great frauds of 1876,
when ;the. Presidency iwas; actually
.stolen., "They know what a return
of Radicalism to power in .North Ca-'
rolina means, and they know ;that the
Radical party has not changed for
the better in any particular. -
1 here is no excuse . lor such a
M. v vaitii j , aJ
attempt of a few. men likes '"Knrnel"
J ohnston to sell out - the old party
whilstdeserting to the Radicals. Eve
rybody would - have more ' respect for
the Johnston set if they came square
ly out and said they were . Republi
cans and wanted a" taste of the loaves
and fishes than to get up such: a senseless-concern
iaa thev. have, tried . to
create and dub it "Liberal."
The people will not.be .deceived.
If the taxpayers of North Carolina
believe - that ; the Radical party is
really the party1 for-them they will
have the manliness to say ; so openly
and to act upon their -"convictions,
But they will not . dodge, and shirk,
and whilst pretending to, favor a new
party play into the hands i ot the xte
publicans, ' whdm they "have fought
for fifteen years, and ... whose corrup
tions and " betrayals of the people
have been by . them denounced again
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It is onlviour years since the dis-
appointed f and : hungry - venerable
"Knrnei,?-who. is foaching iwith .vthe
aid of that hoary old revenue official, 1
"Kurnel" Ike Young, the humbug
"Liberal" u movement that don't
move much thus held forth to the
people v of the Sixth; Congressional
District: 'He said: ' " :
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"Before peace and moxwritv cure restored
to tliedauntrg this power must come thtoeb
DEMOCRATIC CONTBOIi. . . - A bold
military chief tain , defiant i of civil rights
and, constitutional restraints,'1 Grant will
bring to his support all those who favor mon
archical government, those who think that
vagrancy and : the discontents of labor
Bhould be suppressed by force the whiskey.
iu, Kutuuuarus, monopolists, . uauonai
banks,- bondholders. - orotectionists of all-
shades. : the old corrupt 5 politicians, ; all
backed by, the crand army : of the Renub-
i Jic. , r, ; Let x stand , together for
jjemocraae rule, which has done so much in
the past? to relieve our burdens and main
tain civil liberty in both State, and Federal
The Tenerable and .antiquated and
fatuous "KjirneP! will find ; that" Tiis
disguise will be seen through" by '-all i
of ;.the .Memocrats who- are Dem-
ocrats from principle. .Hisi influence
"will be very limited, and i his disap
pointments "will be as . real as those
that have fallen to his Bhare in the
past. . 'Ah, old man
' - i "Flins away ambition: i
By that sin fell the angels,""- .,
WHAT DEMOCRATIC RULE IN THEi
j;':- K COUNTIES AFFECTED. -
The Stak has . already called at
tention to what was done f or Gran
ville county by the Democratic Board:
of 3ounty Commissioners. We copied .
the facts from the Oxford Mree'lMnce. i
This was some time ago. . We pub- ;
lished a week - or t so ago .what had!
been done in ; New .Hanover county, i
We think' it highly important that ;
the tax payers should not lose sight,
especially at - this time, of what has
lbeeh saved by.. the present system off
w.V Sv'.rT" Vv rfs6-"-i
what three years of Democratiqule I
in Granville accomplished. , Says the
""County -order paid dollars for dollar on
nrAQffntftt.inn to t.h Tnymnrv. and not onTv'
so paid at the present timet but paid from
I H I W rzt 1 I I1R - I Milling - i mw-jv iri liltri
county reduced fronv ?34,0UU to $ 17.00U in.
r ' -' r . .
tound numbers, and - that, too,- while meet
ing in cash every current expense and with
out increasing the annual levy of taxation
one cent! In every section of the county
a renewed interest is being manifested on
the 'subiect of education New school
houses are being erected in' many portions
of the county and old ' ones r repaired-and
renovated. Incompetent teachers have beeu
displaced and a high, grade of scholarship
reauirea neiore a ceroncaie is irranteu.
x" lne scnooi runa is luaaciousiy nanuieu,
and so prudent has been ; the management
that it is proposed to run all the schools
this year not less than - six months, and iff
some districts more than that. .
We again invoke the county papers
to hunt: up the(: records . and : spread
I theni before 1 2he people. : it is jlm
portant every .way. .The;.. Winston
Leader, refetring to Granvillej says :
- Tf county commissioners are elected by
the people all of this good solid, work in the
way of . reform and retrenchment will be
undone. ...Are the . Centre - and East ready
for such an -undoing, and to their own de
triment? "We hope not.'". ' . ,
Has the Leader.let. ita readers see
the good effects . of Democratic manr
agement in this county? -If not we
hope it will copy the paairi points as
presented in the Stab:-. -
; FOUR REASONS. -
The- attempt . ta make the Demo-
cratic party , responsible as a " party
for-, the prohibition? movement xn
JTorth Carolina; will fail . most' e'gre-
giously for many teasons. . .We offer
four: t . , , r,
First, of the seventeen members of
the Iiegislature, jvho otd, 'against
the Prohibition bill, ten were Memor
Second, -' a large majority of the
Democrats in the State voted against
the bill at the polls.
Third; .there were dozens , of Re-
publican leaders and thousands -of
j - i ,t
the rank and file who ;votedorvprov
i - Fourth, ithe"7 Republicans! dor not
hesitate to nominate "for office men
who . were tiot only : open 'advocates
of Prohibition, but who were active
and earnest advocates.
f We Cannot spare the - necessary
space for the lengthy proceedings of
the Jacksonville meeting. We gave
yesterday the only points, pf general
interest. - Delegates - and alternates
were v appointed to the. State . and
Judicial .conventions.. ;The following
is the Lemocrauc jGiXecuwve vuiu
inittee appointed for Onslow county :
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Dr. Cyrus Thompson, E. L. France
Jr... Dr.R. W. Ward.,J,;D. Costen
and Solomon Gornto.
Our, friends in the several counties'
of this section- must excuse us for not
J publishing., all t the proceedings of
I -nnblio meetmers sent us. 'lo do so
i r .-..
1 would tax our; columns too heavily..
We will always try to give the leaa-
I ing ." points. . : .s ;' -:
GONE TO REST.
Deatb of Ii-evi: Ai lliart Successful
SlanaAetiirer aid a Good Citizen.
-It becomes bur painful duty this morning
to announce the -death of the venerable
Levi Ai Hart,, .which occurred at Ms resi
dence in this city at an.early hour yester- J
day morning,.; after.' lingering for'several
days with paralysis. Mr, Hart was born in
the - town of Southington,Connecticuton
the "7th of August,-, 1809. and was- conse
quently ,-in the-. 73rd. year bf 'has age. " -He
came to Wilmington in 1838, and first went
into the business of fin and house furnish-
ing goods with a mau 1 named. Porter, the j
firm being Porter &JIart, in which ho con-
.tinued until the year 1840, .when he. be-;
came associated - with the late; Stephen -P.
Polley, and the. firm of Polley & Har;was
started, which became ' widely -known,
principally from the-extensive manufacture .
of copper,: stiHsr for turpentine an3t, ether ?
pecially. during a the years 1I8SI, 1853 and -
1853, during which time it is said that they
j)r6bably manufactured more of these par-
ticular kind of stills than? were turned out
by all the Other establishments in the United i
Spates. ... This firm continued f its successful
career until 1857, when, 3fr Polley having;
withdrawn, Mr. John C. Bailey- becamei
associated with JIr Hari,. and the new and!
familiar firm of Hart & Bailey was formed,.;
which was ' signalized by- greatly enlarged;
operations, which' e'were now made to em
brace work on iron as well as copper, and -
the consequent addition: of a ; foundry and.
machine shops which were capable of turn--
ing out a vast amount of work. Under thisj
firm the business continued to prosper and!
was carried on through the war,- the only:
Intermission being during the prevalence of;
the yellow fever, epidemic here, and until.
1879, - when-Mrr- H. -.A.- Burr was ad
ded to the '-.firm,' and the .manufacture
of plows became an - important feature of:
the establishment. - Thus, step by step,-didi
the business grow and expand from the tin
shop to the large and extensive jfoundry
and machine shops which now form . such
an. important item in the industry , of IVil
tnfnfftAn an1 oil fTia tirno tia fiiiK-iont r$
this hoUce maintained a character for strict
integrity, coupled with business qualiflca-
zen, a useful man and an honest and up-t
right gentleman, who will be sadly missed
from the community Among those who
worked by his side in his earlier days, are
included . Timothy'IGues
Wmv Cbokman. gunsmith: IVm. H.Marks,f.
tinsmith,'-and Tobias Lucasf tinsmith and
roofer. All had preceded him through the
dark valley. - I ' v .
Deceased leaves a wife anaf our daughters
to mourn their irreparable loss. ; :
The funeral .will take place: Irom, the
First Presbyterian Church this morning at
10 O ClOCk.- f.Ki it:iti-U'i
Sliep RaistBS' TboCom Jk-v. XXS. f
Mr. Thos. J. Xee, writing, to us from
South "Washington, Pender county, oh the
subject of sheep raising, : says ho has with
care succeeded in increasing the yield of
wool from three pounds to 'twelve pounds
and a half. , He clipped two sheep a few
days since and got twenty-six . pounds and
a half of wool; and also clipped thirteen
head of the same ' breed and .bt one hunf
dred and six ppunds of wool, an average of
something over eight pounds to the sheepl
He wants to know w ho can beat that. His
ed ' is the Merino crossed with : Soutb
down. - . l 'v- J i!V ; v -. ''Jj t
Our correspondent also gives us a disser
tation on crop raising. : ,- He says . crops as a
general thing-, are, backward; particularly
cotton. -Ther corn crop- looks much bet
ter, but is1 not- as "l-forward as usual
Jn every instancej- however. where care has
been taken to plant, at the right time the
crops IookwelL JIe-can boast that he has
planted thirfy two crops - and never made a
failure ; ' His cotton, he;; says, Js now full
of forms,' while. a. great many. of his, broth
er farmers are plowing: up their cotton and
planting other cropd In its stead. : r -"' "1
Death of Former "Wllmlnstonlan. '
A late issue Of , the Forest !Clty (Ark.)
:JTimes annouuceA the death, of Col. Samuel
M. HankinsJ who was born 'in'this city in -
1830, and has since resided a portion of the
time in that State and a part of the time in
Mississippi, but"mdre-1 latterly in Arkansas. '
He has filled sevfcral offices - of trust and
profit, and followedjlor many years the
business of a newspaper editori, -. His cha
racter was above I reproacbj CoL Hankins
was a cousin of Mr. Wfiliam Hatins. of,
this city; who is " the jonly.niaember of the,
family old enough, to remember, him. .
Anotber Richmond to be In tbe Field.
i:We have the- best authority for stating
that Mr.' Elijah Hewlett, the present Trea
surer of this ,; county!- will '. soon ' be in the .
field as an independent candidate for .that
position at the .coming election. He "was
thrown overboard j by the late Republican
County Convention, jbut he - don't -propose
to go to the bottom without a struggle.
Foreign Shipments.- -1
The following embrace the foreign Bhip-:
ments from this port yesterday : The Swed
ish brig .B&rCapt Sundgvist, f or Queens-.
town for orders, by Messrs. Chess, Carley &
Co.,with 967 casks of spirits turpentine and
551 barrels .of rosin, valued at 20,245; the
German brig Express, Capt. Fretwurst, for
Rotterdam, Holland, ;by( Messrs. D. R. Mur
chison & Co.", with 500 casks of spirits tur
pentine and 1,758 barrels of rosin, valued at
$13,920; and the Norwegian barque Agder, .
Capt. Johannessen, for London, by Messrs.
Paterson. Downing & . Co.. with 4,283 bar-'
rels pf rosin valued at $9,175.39. -Total
value of foreign exports for the: 'day ,$43,?.
340.89. . ' '
. We saw three beets yesterday
which1 beat, any,. we, have seen.' They
Weighed 8i pounds.are of the species known
as ''Blood Beet,.;, and were raised by Mr
B. S. Montf ord, of Masonboro. "
WILMINGTON,.,N. C.;, FRIDAY,, JUNE 16, 1882.-7.
jlleetlng of ' the DemecraUe Executive
Committee of th, XMrd Conres
atonal District. '
h The .Democratic Executive Committee
of the Third: Congressional JDistrict met at
the Purcell House in this city yesterday at
noon . ine iouowidc coonues .were rep-
Onslow, A..C. Huggms. 1 ' " ' '
Sampson, J. A. FerreH. f ' ' -.
Brunswick, i'f. Reiger; ' ; jV
New Hanover D. J. Deyane.', ' 1
- .'Bladen, T. D. Love.1 ' '
. Columbus, V. Y. Richardson." ' ' t"."?
: .-Ttfoore, X. A.' Worthy.- '
Pender, Drl E. Porter. ; '
Duplin was ' represented - by Dr:; MatL
Moore, proxy for : B. Nicholson, and Cum
berland by, V." Y. 'Richardson, proxy for
H. R Horne." ' f
Carteret and Harnett counties ' were- not
represented." ' ' " i. -s- '
; Ehe meeting was called toofiwcr by Copt,i
Y Y, RichaFdson,"-Chalrman1 whenaf ter
some ,'discu8sion'Warsaw7r Duplin county,
was" selected as the place for the meeting of
the nominating Convention, and July 20th
as the time. . ."
The following resolution was adopted: , -v
Betolvetlf That the chairman of this com
mittee be requested to solicit reduced rates
from steamboats and railroad companies for
delegates attending the convention. ; -The
plan of organization of the Execu
tive Committee of the State in reference to'
the election of Congressional Delegates was
; The thanks of the committee were ten
dered to Mr. B. L. Perry, proprietor of the:
Purcell House, , for courtesies . extended to
, ,It was also resolved that the thanks of
the committee be tendered to Capt. V. Y.;
Richardson, the chairman of the commit
tee, for the energy, Zeal and ability with
which he discharged his duty in , the last
general election. 'iV. , .
The committee then adjourned. :,-.-.
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Clinton 6c Point Caswell Railroad. '
The meeting held at Point Caswell yes-.
terday in the interest of this road, was well
attended and very enthusiastic." About
twenty gentlemen from "Wilmington were
present. -- Speeches were made in advocacy
. ' J : .r r, i
were "appointed to .solicit subscriptions in j
Pender and Sampson counties.- Many of I
the present stockholders who ' were at the
I meeting increased their subscriptions large
ly, and as a result of this meeting it maybe
confidently stated that " the speedy comple
tion of the road is assured. ; It was resolved
to call a meeting to organize the Company
on the 22d of this month m this city. : "
, The delegates -from Wihnington.1 who
Went up to oint CasweU on : the steamer
3 John i Dawson, held a meeting on board the
boat bn their return, at which Mr. A. IL
YanBokkeleh presided fi and Mr. R. ' W.
Hicks acted as secretary, and at which the
following . resolution was unanimously
adopted.' ' ' " 1
Resolved. That whereas Capt. Paddison.
of the steamer John Davison, did so gene
rously tender his scat to the subscribers of
the Clinton z romt Caswell Itailroad, and
so kindly and: assiduously entertained : us
on bur trip, we, his guests, express our ap
iweciation of his ; attention and the interest
ha has shown in the enterprise, and hereby
acknowledge that the success ox tne meet
ing to-day was mainly due to his exertions.
: !.: m- m 'a ' i
The steamer Minnthaha, recently pur
chased by Capt.' : Joseph Bisbee to be run on
the line between this city and Smithville,
arrived ' hero' yesterday morning, having
i been taken in tow by the. Revenue Cutter
Coif aii at 4.80 o'clock P. M.- on Tuesday :
last, under the lee of Cape Lookout shoals.
In dimensions she ia ,97 feet long and 21
feet "breadth of beam; and has two cabins-rone-
forward and i one aft. r She : is nicely
fitted up for passengers, and will run a reg
ular schedule all the year -round as a mail
freight and passenger boat between, this city
and Smithville, commencing in about four
days, or as soon as her shaft can be mended
and she can be given a good coat of paint
The Minnehaha will : be . commanded , by
Capt EcL Burress, i with i Mr Frank Wil
kinson'as mate; Capt. Bisbee being owner
and agent ' - .
The Manufacturing Boom.
The Roberdell Manufacturing ompany,
of Richmond county, ' has been organized
and .books . of subscription i or- the capital .
stock will be open until the 1st of August,
unless otherwise ordered in the meantime ;
those in Wilmington being under the super
intendence of Mri Don MacRae, Dr.. W. G.
Thomas and Mr. E. E. Burruss. Twenty per
cent, of tbe amount suhscribed isio ' oe; paid
in when the subscription is made. ; ;
Mr." Darby Declines.- K- "W h:Rj
1 -We are glad to announce, by authority,'
thatMr;"Frank T3J Darby, will not accept
the nomination for Judge, of the. Fourth'
Judicial District tendered him by the Coali
tion Convention at; Raleigh.-- We have
never "for a moment doubted that this
would be Mr. Darby's conclusion.
" We -areinforme'd by Mr., DuBrutz Cut-
lar, Chairman of the Democratic Executive
Committee, of the Third Judicial , District,
that the Wc& : W. Railroad Company will
sell tickets to the Judicial Convention at
Mamolia - on thei 27th inst. for 8 cents a
mile both ways; and that the Midland N.
C. Road wiU sell tickets" for One full fare,
good to return. " ' ' '-' ' -
Republican Candidates for Congress
. The Republican Congressional "Conven-"
tion for this District, which met . in Eliza-
bethtown, Bladen county, on Friday last
the 10th instV nominated W.-P Canaday,
for Congress by "acclamation. ';Gen. Man-:
1 ming, of WHmington," presided. r
Report of BlanaKera of the New York
to Planters. - , -
By Telegraph to the Morning: Star.l
New York. June &--The ' Board of
Managers .: of; the New York'Cotton Ex
change have recently, adopted a report rela
tive to waste in the staple, -The report says.
w nereas, numerous complaints have been
made about waste in ! the staple of Ameri
can cotton, more particularly of this year's ;
growth, which has led to the belief in many
instances that it is caused by ginning at a :
high rate of speed and cleaning the seed too
'closely,thereby breaking the Btaple and pro-
uucmsr an excess ol . 'nuiry or what is
known as Teginned staple,' thus lowering !
lis cnaracier ana vaiue; una cxcnange
would most earnestly : call the attention of
the planting interests- to rthe evil, and askj
that efforts be made to cure :it. It is quite'
manifest that - the lowering! of cotton by i
lmpericcTr hanaung is injurious to the in
terest of the Souths Some -oflthe damages'-
complained of : are i traceable , to
the imperieet conaition ot the gins; neces-j
sary, -repairs not oemg rmaae
are requireo.- Brmersnooua
is deteriorated it will be surely felt in price.
Sand : and dust - have Deen found m the:
American crop this year in f larger proporT
tion than ever before, and hence great re
duction in 'price has beeu made for it. No
doubt the very -dry season had considerable
to do with this but 1 which has caused;
low. prices to be accepted for such,' as sales
have been made ' at 8c and : - aic and even -
more; below the value of the same grade of
clean cotton. , it is said that cleaners were
exhibited at the Atlanta Exposition - that
would remedy this : grievance, - and if it be
true their adoption should become ceneraD
In conclusion, planters should be reminds
ed that more care should be given to baling.;
so as to avoid mixing -different qualities in
the same bale, .which is a source of great-
annoyance at s the muis, ana leaas to re-
claimations against sellers,
A Bank Robbed by Bandits In Broad
- Ttavllfrlit- - I , i
l ;. By Telegraph to the tfonttng Star,
Kansas Crrv June-8.-The following
are the particulars of the. bank robbery 'at
Brookfield. Missouri.7 yesterday :'- Six armed
men fode into the town of .Brookfield just
as the bank was closing . for the , day, dis
mounted, and coverins; the clerks with re
volvers, robbed the safe of about $5,000,;
They kept. up a 'rapid fusuade with lire-
arms as they rode through the place.' over
awing the town -people, xney were an
masked.' - The county sheriff and"jtown
. possible and started . after the robbers-
Dick Little, ex-Marshal Leggett and others
m this city who are fanuliar with the James
tzaner. - think that Frank James: was ; hot
connected wiia uus aiiair, muiougu;a.uiiui
ting that the job wa& done up in the James
. , . , . i ... . .i .. ,
stvle. " ""
A dispatch ironist, josepn says mat a
party of men have .been, stopping on the
Hooper farm, five miles southeast of Kirks-
ville, near -.isrookneid, tor ; three weeKs;
They kept-their, revolvers on all the time;
Nobody .knew.them. - raeverai norses were
stolen there Saturday nieht. r
Arrests by Government Detectives A
Denial that Counterfeit U. S. Bonds
are In CfrcnlatIonV;;ff ypit ''f
' TBv TeletrraDh to the' Mornlnfr Stat. 1 ?..-rz s
WasbxugtonJ June 8. -Secret: Service
detectives report the capture at Chicago of
f on r Ronnterf eiters " with ' a " ' dUantitv of
counterfeiting apparatus and about $1,000
another party - at Union Hill. . Itew Jersey,
who had a branch establishment in ; New
York city, with their outfit and stock of
. .. eecretary x ogier,aemes uweriy wu lucre
is any 'foundation for rumors that a quan
tiiv of counterfeited UV Si bonds are in cir
culation. The story is a Dure fiction started
by sensation mongers. . In all the bond re
demptions so far, hot a single 'counterfeit
has Men presented for payment, j Treasury
officials also announce, that the . : . arrest of
Brockway was at the instance jf private
Earties, and not of the government ; "'. that
irockway will ! probably be released, as lie
has hot 80far as is known, 2 violated the
conditions under, which sentence , was sus
pended when General Deyens was Attbrhey
THE COTTON CROP.
Report of the 'Department of Agrleul-
' tnre ai to Acreage, Condition, &c.
WASUTKOTOirV June lO.'--The' June crop
report of the ; Department of: Agnculture
reoresentt the? entire areasof 1,561 of the
principal counties of the. United States, and
includes all .but a . small- fraction of. the
. breadth of prominent crops.
I HQ area in coiiou ia a i-iv per uem. iua
than ln 'ltRJXi -lexas .maKes an increase
and also the smaU cotn Idistpt .of South -
eastern , Yirginia.' r. All the other States, re
turn snrns nan nt-ftrea. fina largest nen-
ciency is in the States bordering on the
Mississippi river.i where lanting' in- the
overflowed districts was not entirely finish
ed 6n-;the flrstof June- j Ancomparison
with last - year's, average , is r "Virginia 107
per cent. . North - Carolina ' 99, South Caro-i
Una 98, Georgia 95. -Florida 99, i Alabama i
a -Br : T r T nj a ntr i
Arkansas 94- Tennessee - 97. - The average 1
condition of the entire cotton' area indicates ,
a depreciation of 11 per . cent, from perfect
healthfulness- and. average growth. It. isr
represented " by 89; the June condition of
tne previous crou utuug wo. - xi i uettei
than lasty ear only in- South Carolina and'
Texas. -The cause of the depreciation is
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mainly that the temperature, is too cold for
thrift. In every State there was destruc-:
tion of plants by frost; .there was also too
much .-rain for .healthful':? growth.. Both
causes made necessary replanting, in some
counties of one-fourth the acreage: instan
ces are reported of two or three successive.
replantings, and replacement was still pro i
cressine. i The condition is best in Florida ;f
worst in Yirginia. :i In Tennessee North
Carolina and Arkansas it is much lower
than in the Gulf Coast ; Stfttesi ? Average
of conditions are as lollowsii-iYuginia 70;
North Carolina 83, South Carolina S?8,
Georeia 89, Florida 97, Alabama 95, Mis-'
sissippi 88, Louisiana 90, Texas 93,Arkan-
sas 85. Tennessee 80. 1 . The stand is not so
good as usual and is an element Of report- :
ed depreciation." The . coblwet weather,
caused slow growth : and unthrift, " the ap
pearance of lice and -: rust, and the .: preva
lence of s0ra-8ain. - A . large - number
of returns ; say .that with 2 the recent fine
weather . cotton is : improving and gives
some assurance 01 a better; report in Juiytr
Surgeon Woodward," of the U. S. A.", one
of the attending physicians : on the late
President Garfield, and who has , been sick
with brain fever at Nice, is reported lvine
dangerously ill at last- advices, " with little
hope of recovery, ' .
that it is because it is American
it sold at higher value thatt theurod-1 around his neck, -and throwing -Stover, ZA''--V"
; CRIMES AND CRIMINALS.
By Telegraph to the Morning Star.) '
! PowHATTAUi Va:,-. June 9. Armistead
Gray (colored) was hanged at noon - to-day
at Powhattan Court Houses for the murder
of .Lincoln Gray, his own son, - a lad of
fourteen years. The execution was entirely
pnvaie, in accordance witntne isiate iawj
th3 only persons present being: .court - oifi
cers, physicians and two representatives of
the press. A crowd ot "negroesrnumbenng
about 1 150, mostly women,- gathered from
tne surrounaing country ana remained
about the jail before and during the execu
tion.! iTerything passed off. auietly and
.orderly. - . " v "
Peijiiam, Mncsr., June 9. John Tribettsl
the boy who murdered Washington Febrr
bach, a few. days-since, was - brought here
yesterday and examined' before 'a justice.'
Towards night the propriety of lynching
mm was ireeiy aiscussea. but no decision
was arrived at. 'At 1 o'clock this morning
twenty -resolute ' men' broke,-jntQ; the jail
with great difficulty, . broke open : his cell
and seized : him, the terrifled bOy saying-?!
lynchers carried him tOxtherailro
a few rods away rested a ladder Against &
telegraph pole, toopedneendotteope,
dead in. a few..moments'."vfIljv-:lyncherS'v
kept the crowd back with drawn revolvers, i
and as soon as the work was done scattered .
in --all directions. TribettS;. was only 17 .
years old. He made a f nil confession last:
night. -Me laughed at the crowd tthat met,
him yesterday morning, .but -ibecame de-;
pressed at night. The lynchers : will prob-(
ably not suffer for their crime. ': -.-A I-. t
San Fkancisco. Col.- June 1 9.T-A dis-:
patch from San Jose says that Mrs."Gauda-j
lupe Flores was assassinated on ! the' street:
at Los Gates last night s Her former hus-;
band John Waisly, recently released from
the penitentiary,-it is supposed murdered
her, in revenge for her having obtained a
divorce and remarried during his mcarcera-:
tion. ' . s -'J :-:,
The , California silk, factory "and four
dwellings, at South San Francisco, CoL,'
were burned yesterday. : Loss $75,000. J U :l I
Neosha, Mo. , June 9.- In an attempt by;
a deputy sheriff to arrest a circus proprie-i
tor for exhibiting at "South. West City with-i
out license, a pertormer .named Juclinde
was shot three times and killed; one Sea-:
born was shot badly in the breast, and Da
vid Kobm, an assistant deputy, was shot in
the knee. .; All the circus men were arrest-,
Kausas Ctty.-Mo.. June 9. -The bank'
robbers, four in number, were surrounded
in the woods about thirteen miles north
west of Kirksvilkv and finding ' resistance
. nseless, surrendered They were taken to
Kirksville, and from there were to be taken.
to Brookfield, under a heavy, guard. ;, Two
of the prisoners are recognized as. Fox and
Morris, the other two will not ' give their
names. ; : Jnnends of the robbers are con
gregated at Kirksville, and say theprisonf
era shall not be taken to Brookfield. - 'A
fight is looked j
Chicago, Jnue 10. Casper Zyboli is a
baker, who works at night. After . he had
left his home - last evening his wife began
preparations for a horrible deedL-The pair
had four : children, aged, respectively,
twelve, seven, two and a half y ears, and a
baby of four, months. She,- dressed the
four in fresh white clothes, with bright
-ribbons, and then . gave them strychnineL"
and as soon as they were dead laid them out
carefully with flowers in their hands and all
tneir surroundings made as beauuiul as
possible. Havifig - put on a fresh white
chemise, decorated with ribbons, she took
a dose of poisbn herself. This was just
before her husband's return at 5 o'clock
this morning. When he appeared -at the
door she met him and. said: Uome and
see the. children;; They ;are all dead and
gone to heaven. See how pretty they are,
with nice flowers tf or- the angels. " 4 One, of .
the children was still alive, but has since
died. Mrs. "Zyboli died about 7 o'clock this
morning. i-r The cause of the woman's act is
unknown, but it is concluded that she was
demented. V. ' ,V 1 . ;- ":V-l-' ';. ' i
; Lynchbtibo.-' Va.,' June 10.- A. negro
woman named Belle Lipscomb, finding that
her child had small pox, threw it in a well
in the city suburbs, several days since, and
escaped to! the woods, three., miles from
Lynchburg. The dead body of the child
was found;Thursday : and the authorities of
Camp hell county captured the woman last
night. ;She had contracted smail-pox from
the child. I -If - she- survives she. will' be
brought here for trial for murder.Vf . A
St. Louis. June -10. Aidispatch-. from
Brookfield says ' that a special train, with
the bank j robbers, ;aa charge AOfjMaranal
McArthur and fifty, men, arrived . there at
1 :50 a m.r to-day. - A great crowd met
them, but there was no trouble. ' . The pris
oners were identified as Franks Albert and
Fred Mason,- three"; brothers; formerly of
this county;- the other is evidentlya new
comer. -All are roughlooking eases. Mrs.
Frank Mason has gone this morning, un
der ah escort, to recover fi baff'Of gold com
about,$140:-which -she says she hid un
der a ' house.1- . The -prisoners are reticent,
sayingnothing 1 ot their -past f? lif e'; They
I ft0Wlrt savino- that two of thern are from
ig.! .The woman; who is young and
pretty?' and- devoted to Frank. - says she
came recently irom Jiiiisoury, ind.- - one is
as keen atidcool -as the men' and no doubt
was privy "-to their plans.' It is .believed
thpirwill nlpart irniltv , J ' .1 .-.
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Atlantic Crrv, N. J.V June 10. Gus
Anson, proprietor of the Ocean Yiew Hotel, .
who it is . said had . been made - insane by
protracted sickness,' this evening stabbed
his : wife and then cut his own throat.'
Both are expected to die. . , . . . j . i
Buffalo, N.; Y.. June 10. R. Porter,
President of the bankrupt First National
Bank of ; Buffalo, and ; Herman J. .JHall,
speculator, have been held by U. S. Com
missioner Scroggs? to await action by the
Urand Jury. . Jjee s ban is fixed at Sl5,uoo
and Hall's at $1,000 Between them they
absorbed the entire funds of the bank.". :- :
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Case of the Halifax County Canvassers
t -aseiore; me. u.: s. tyircuiK. uoun ac.
Raleigh." " , - - , -
: , IBy TeleRraph to the Horning Star.l '- Y-'
Raleiqh, N. C; June ' 8--The case in
the U. S. Circuit Court, against Cousins and
others, Democratic county canvassers of
Halifax county, N. C, for not counting re
turns from Halifax precinct in ; the' Con-'
gressional election1 of 1880, was called to-:
day before Judges Bond and Seymour. A
jury has oeen empanelled and one witness
.examined - . -.
A Verdlci Rendered In the Halifax
; - J " 'Case.'- I'-'.' ' '
Raleigh, N. C.r Ju6e 9.-The iury to
day rendered a verdict in the Halifax pre
cinct election case, of guilty as to defend-'
ants, Li. tl. lieu and u. uryant, Jr and or
not guilty as to the other defendants. -f Sen
tence has not yet been -passed.1 The En
field election case will next be taken up. ; ;
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" 'A ship load of Chinese arrived at Victoria,.
B. C, Thursday. , Chinese merchants say
that 400,000 Will arrive before October., . -t
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--t-Edenton 'Etiquirer: ' Mrs." T. C. .
Blanchard, of Hertford", died on Saturday
last. T The revival still continues at the -.
Baptist church. There have been several
additions to that church, . - ; : . -
: : - Henderson Gold Leaf ? A mass
meeting of the citizens of Henderson will
be held next Tuesday, courVweek, for the
purpose of taking suitable steps towards the-'
establishment of -a female college at this : :
place. -'- -r , . 1 ; -
.Wilson Advance? "We learn that
about $90 was realized by the ladies of the- .
Methodist church at Rocky Mount on last
Friday-night at their; festival, i ' Mrr-'
Hugh F. MHrray's; many friends will be
glad to know that the prospects of his re
ceiving the nomination for Judge are very " '
bright t y -
v-. Oxford 'Free Lance: The" new - ;
Methodist Church at Hermon was appro- 'l
priately dedicated on Sunday lasfrj The .
Republicans of Granville county don't in-, .
tend to give place for the new fledged mem- . -bers
of their irty calling themselves : Lib
erals. - 6o far as Granville is concerned the
Liberal movement is a miserable failure. . '
Fair will be held in Greensboro on the 9th - ?
and 10th of August. - - The total Inter-; g
-nal lievenue collections in this District for ;
May amounted to $95,912.62. f s Jesse
Bessent' was severely stabbed. : in the left '
. siae by a negro loanng- around -the- depot -
Sunday "night? -He is a watchman .there, . ' 7 -;.k
and first requested, then ordered the neero ' " Ii.
i-jSP l,ne- .companys property, put was. re- r -..vj. y'.v". '
n .iueu-wa.yBMevinuw j -; i - v.
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-.Rnrkinffha; iVnV- : : t ' H:
year 01 her aee. . The itev. Air.
Shackford's school m the Richmond Acad- !-
emy closed on Friday of lastr.weekt V
,Nine prisoners confined ; in our county jail ?k&XS$t&- k 1
attempted to escape last ' Tuesday evening
by making an . opening in. the floor of . the
cell in which . they were confined! -r A '
colored child, aged about four years, daugh- i j
ter of ? one-armed Charley Nicholson,; ; was
burned to death on Wednesday last,- by her s
clothes taking fire when alone: J " '
1 New' Berne Journal: We notice .;;
nearly every day numbers of drays loaded ?
with Northern hay being carried into dif-li
fererit parts of the city.- Why not raise it :
here? We. talked withDh ; Latham, when
in Washington lajst week, and he told us he --'
had clover waist high and not patches of
it, but whole, fields. . In talking with ;v
some. Kmston , men a few days' ago, we M
learned that the- Jetties - already - placed in J
Neuse river by General Ransom : are pro- -.
ducing one effect which will materially aid X'
navigation. In addition to narrowing the
stream , and deepening, the channel, 1 the
water runs slower at low water, and there-- "
fore navigation will last longer between -rains.
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; - Pittsboro. Record: Dufing' the
late war Mr. Samuel C. --Hackney, of this v
county, died in the army after an absence , . ;
from home of one year. When his corpse .
Iwas brought home the lid of the coffin was r
: removed in order that his friends and rela- '
tives might take a last look." His' dog ' (a f
pointer) saw the dead ' body, and, at once '
recognizing his master, began to wail and ' V
howl most piteously. : He followed the SG
corpse tQ the grave, and after! the grave
was filled up .and .everybody, had gone, he-
laid down oh it and there remaiheduntil he S 5?
actually starved to death,- refusing ;to leave,-, ;
,or to eat the, food that the family brought '
him, and was buried at the.f oot of hiamas-
r ; Charlotte 06tr:Cohohn-0 ,
ston was chosen . permanent i president,
which was right and -proper, inasmuch as s
CoL Johnston : is standing sponsor for the H
hew party. ,It wouidliave been exceeding
ly" ungrateful to have ignored- Col.'. John-
ston's claims to that -exalted position. ;. '
Last Tuesday a negro man named Pace .
Wallace, was: murdered in Statesville by
another negro I named "Bob" Stimson who -had
heavily loaded a gun with buckshot j-
for the special purpose -of killing Wallace, .;.'
and taking aim , at his .body .fired, sending -,
twenty buckshot through the-regibn of the
heart. A 1 Wallace fell dead and Stimson was :4
arrested. : The cause , which', led. to the V
killing "was undue Lintimacy-on' the part of
Wllace with Stimson'a jwif ihy.p'."'
;"n Richmond Dispatch special, '
dated Pelham,: Caswell county, N. C. , June -7.
A imost 1 dastardly' and cold-blooded . -
.murder was perpetrated on the , -plantation- - ' - - 1
of ilenryJi llodges. m. this county, to-day. , .i ..: ' , j
.of his brother-in-law, Sam White (colored), :
and shot his wife, Dora White, three times-'
in the face and head with a pistol,v killing
her instantly. No cause is assigned for the
deed, as they had been on . friendly terms.
No one was present at the timeexcept an- r
other colored woman and she had goneup J
stairs wnen : sne.neard tne reports ot tne
pistol.""; Uponvrunning . down "the , man :
(SladeVran off.: He afterwards weHt to an-
officer and gave' himself tip, acknowledging
.the murder, after" which time he ceased to
speak,, and though repeatedly interrogated .
before" and during his trial he would not ;
make any reply. t - . , .
.YYeldon JSeuos: it ls. wnn much . . ; j ' . - -si
sorrow that we announce the death of Mrs. - ' '.'' .
; whichMadf event occurred 1ast ? Sunday?
night, On Wednesday of last week3
Tom Furgerson,: a colored mari,Tv waa ,ban- .
dling a gun in his room when a little?: .five
years old boy, son ol . Joe Ward, a colored
man -living- in" town, -entered and- miei
some remarks. Furgerson said, if you don't ;
mind I'll shoot you, . .and.the boy replied,
I'm not afraid. Furgerson then pointed
the gun" at him and pulled the ' trigger.
.There was no - explosion v and he repeated,
the action. The gun fired and ,the whole
load went into the boy's breast.- : He .lived
only a few minutes. Furgerson said he did
not think the gun was loaded : it had no
caps on it. Furgerson ? being frightened, ;
tied and has not yet returned. - ; t
H Raleigh News Observer: v- There
are nineteencounty prisoners in our jail. .-' J
and three United States prisoners. 'r--A. : -petition
is being circulated among the State
Guard requesting the Governor to appoint . s
R. D. Hancock, Colonel of the First Regi- .
ment, Brigadier General of the First . Brig- ; ;
ade.- CoL I. J. Young was before ,:
the Mayor yesterday for knocking - down :
Mr. G. .8. Barrett, of. Moore, j in. the con- -vention
yesterday, the latter having called
him a liar. l- The Colonel paid ' the costs, ..
$7.50, like the man he always is.
When Col. Folk's name was presented for .V
Ihe action ; of .'the convention, Mr - Hally: I ;
burton pledged that CoL Folk would ac
cept the nomination. We have not heard
lately what Col. Folk's views are, but. un-
tu he formally t accepts -we shau presume 1.
that his na'me has been used wUhout 'his '..
consent. - r-- Rev. A. C. Dixon, yester- "S
day, elected President of Wake Forest Col- T ;
lege, was' born in Shelby, Cleaveland county, ; y4
North Carolina, about 1853, he being about '
twenty eight or twenty-nine years of age. ;
His. father is the well-known Rev. Mr. :
Dixon, -. of Cleaveland ? county,- who 'was a S;!
Baptist minister of fine " reputation in that t
section. " -Why didn't Dr. f Mott and
Col. Johnson put a negro on the ticket? Is a
place,on the. executive committee enough f
for the colored troops who fought so nobly? '4
And what did CoL Johnson and Maj. ' -
Price : get?. Why, they got left!
Poor Pricey! Only 25 vote3 in the Liberal -Convention!
i Mr.. Oliver H. Dockery
is the man we will beat this November, and ;-,
we will do it very thoroughly. There is :
walking ahead for ''my son Oliver." Thet
Democrats will And no difficulty ih putting
in the field a candidate who will ieat Col, '. ':'
Dockery by fifteen thousand votes. ., : " 5 s
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