- r -
0, . . 3
' t ' "' " . ' - i V t t T V i
: '"j 'AT - L-7 rt "
- 'V " ! $1.5 0 AYE 4 R, IN"' A PVAH C B.
'77 Ti gsisgSB5SSSS5g35S
r -ij4,M"i qb f ao w" ' o " ao s V t ep g oo
j . .-. r riHctS.aav'Oieeec-f .
: 8888888283888888 :
i;' 7JUUK i Ioio3ioro?ga(cotofl5
O. Q G Ot Cw tf CO CO 00 ,
i t; SS8S8S888SS888888'
. 'i'.Yl e c-o W TO V S? 9 5 ? 00
j . .'f. , . Jry C 7 0 Cf CO CO 00
' :V'-AV c co ox) oc eo3?o ae'too'M'-
. . . -V-S - .'v- - rnri T H iHM Motet So
. i m;.7;5 888888.88.888888888
7 j 1?.,- 'U i ;i ."',.-':.
os1; 7:?77 j gfr '.
i ' s; . ?- 1 ".' .
, v,..,. . S v. --77;,v- 7H'-
-": CD , - - vri-v'
Entered at tlia Pdst Office at "Wilmington. N. S.,-
, as Second Class Matter.l j ; .., j
The 8ubscn6tjon. price of; te Wkebxy
( Stak is as follows v .h-"' "
I Single C5opy ' 1 year, postage paid, ; .;$1,55
: ' " U months, : ; t j . j .1,00
i -"i''lj;f.ife- months, V 50
THE SOOTH iEEJV THBOUGH NOB-
again? ; to call attention:
to the; reniakiblejseriek of articles on,
; the Sonth -. that has ieen , appearing
.' in the Atlantic jMonildy for some
time. The-ljuiy : nuinbor : .. contains
article five, and it; is equally ' fair,
candrdiiahd 'J discriminating.! as Ithe
others, although itjmay not be alto-
ffetner so . xavoraoie to me oouin as
sonie of the! others4;? fWe thank; the
publishersb4;tle ?jd2afe foe send-
i n'sc so fiV-imnded and observant : a
traveller o,ntd our section, who came
not to spy lout' our '; nakedness and
hold our people up jto ridicule but to
' examine carefully and to write fairly
. of what he had seen. : : As. we said of
the first number, jwe;:-cannot agree
precisely "with everything he says, but
we bear witness td "'the general cor
rectness and, candor of his report.
; We turn iow tbj hia -last paper for
a few opinions jandextracts gathered
here arid therel ! He says he found he
"could talk freely with people of all
' classes and bf both races, upon every
possible Subject without producing
any manifestation. ! of -irritation, hos
tility or kistru8t."l So can any man
who is not' wilfully- offensive and
- insolent. ; .Freedom ; of speech is
enjoyed in Ih'e South to the fullest
I -' the Southern
social, and had the
access to tbem.
Every facility, for! learning what' he
was in searcn oi;was given nim.
: He found the people ready-to talk
ot i lie war bnt- not or politics
til :tch. : W.e quot
e the following :
"Nobody would say anything against the
North."' A few things were everywhere
endlessly -'repeated: 'This,, country : will
never do nothin' till we have some North
. ern men -and Northern - capital. There
wouMn't be any trouble between the North
and the South if it wasn't for the politicians
, and a few editors on both sides. . Politics
- won't do us any good; the South needs more
; money and more enterprise, ' : These are the
expressions which Ij heard of tenest among
the commonj peopleij and from nearly every
:: body, indeed, in answer to the usual Sputh-
- ern inquiry, among jthe masses, ,'Well how
.are ye makin' it in this part of the.country ?;
Whenever. I spoke! of being a. Northern
:man, and of having beeu ia the Union army,
;ail elasses of persong appeared to feel a new
v !interest in nie in ft Social , way. . -The ; com
;: jnon peoplef never tired of stories of the
rstruggle, and they; were Entirely indifferent'
:as to, which Iside was concerned; they cared
.only for the storieSj"-.;vL: ji
He found the blacks well content
ed . and he found in-'t no State or sec
tion of the South ' any of the oppres
sions he bkd read - of or heard of so
often. - He had full access to the ne
ana the whites aia not regara
him with Jsuspicion , but told him to
"Go every where and talk with every
body.' We copyr again: ' , . "
'There was - evidently: no reluctance or
sensitiveness anywhere ? in regard to my
conversing" with the negroes. Nobody ap-
'peared to have a thought of the possibility
of anything incendiary or explosive in this
direction. II .was J always .urged ; to see
them and was advised to use all possible
means to Obtain from them a full and free
utterance of all their ideas, sentiments, and
desires. did talk much with them,' in all
the principal regions ! in ;' which they are
most numerous, going among them in dif
ferent characters sat different -times; and I
conversed! with hundreds of' colored men
in the grdat 'black f districts' without any
white man knpwing- anything about it. or
giving the man the slightest attention.'
He was mnch impressed with tho
fact thaithe people did not talk' poli
tics, but conversed about cotton,uorse
trading, Isheepi husbandry, personal
adventures. &c. i He fonnd no excite
ment no outrages, ; but "the whole
country seemed mot only very quiet,
,but extremely dull. If one of the
grist gatherers for the .outrage mills
of the New Yibrk Tribune or Times
could have been with the conscien
tious and truthful writer of the Atlan-
tic, what a budget of horrors he
. would ihave Collected, and how he
would have"fired the Northern heart"
with hair-breadth escapes, and with
murders and whippings ad nauseam,
"blow the horrid deeds in every eye."
But the Atlantic writer is not of that
;8ort. He undertook the journey "with
the sole purpose of seeing as much as
ppssiDie ot tne touthern people, ot all
classes and both' races', and ofTepprt-
ing with colorless accuracy, what he
(I) might observe." ?- ' - -t ; ;I
He gives a long, minute account of
theaynegrpes in ;m"ay
kept from voting.- The main way" :
of accomplishirig this is by challeng
ing negro voters and thus consuming
time. , The arrangements are v varied
to suit the circumstances. In ; Ala-;
bama and Mississippi he found that;
iqe system was oiten aiiKe. in iou-.
isiafta false election ' returns are' re
sorted to. He says' this ; is done "by
judicious, elumnationlitid " substdtu-
tion.V.: .The excuse given everywhere:
is'the same- he says it, is 4 tof avoid
collisions anuj Keep ine negroes,, irom
controlling affairs which 'would be
destructive of , every, interest! We
copy few ; lines from his long dis
cussion of the whole matter. He
says: , tl , 1 J - ' j ! :
"The best and least objectionable method
of counteracting these evils, and of ward
ing off the perils which thus threatened to ;
euguii. uib oouiu in uDanuiu, social f ana
moral ruin, has seemed to Southern men to
be the obstruction or 'management' for the
time being of the right of suffrage in the
hands of the negroes. So the blacks are in
various ways hindered from Voting the
Republican ticket; or their vote is in some
way neutralized after it has been cast; This
may not be done at every election, but it
has been done recently in several parts of
the South, and it is likely to: be done
He thinks the accounts of outrages
reported ' from time to time are fabri- .
cations. , He. could hear of , none, I
even" amonsr the ne-rroes.' that did.
not belong to the carpet-bag ? days
when the Ku Klnx were around. ; He
says he "explored all the great black
districts," and he does not believe
that ontrages of much importance
have occurred in many, yearsi j He
says the Democratic leaders showed
but . little partisan .feeling.
.wanted peace, . and ! were
needless antagonisms. He says there
is deep feeling as to one point only:
to keep their States "ont of the con
trol of the present local managers of
the Republican party in the South.
He says this feeling arises from a full .
conviction on their" part 'tb at "suchr 1
control i would result, wherever' it
might be established,, in the complete
prostration and ruin of all the inte-.
rests and institutions- of civilized sot
ciety. ( I
He bears important testimony as to
another point. He says the tnejrroes
have progressed but little as a race,
and are utterly unfit to exercise the.
elective franchise. He says they "are
entirely incapable of forming opin
ions or judgments of theinown in re
gard to political principles, doctrines,
or activities.' He found some excep
tions,' but not very, many. - We give
one more extract, and it is edjfying,
coming from an old Union soldier
who fought the South for, years, and
who is i besides a New .Lngland Ke
publican. He says: ; i 'j -: ; ;
"But as to anv. knowledee. I intelligence.
or judgment, such, as should 6quip a man,
even in-the lowest degree, for; the exercise
of the right or power of suffrage, I cannot
see that they know anything; about it, or
possess it any more than sheep ao.- "j : 7
They have the 'right' to vote, under the
law, but they have no real power or ability
to vote.-, They do not and cannot choose;
they have oq. knowledge of what is in-
.volved on one side or the other. They
have no : materials for an opinion or judg
ment,' nor any ability to form j a preference
or decision .regarding political matters.
They know nothing of the position j doc-,
trines. history, traditions, or aims of either,
party, and they have ; no idea or notion
whatever of then respective merits or prin
ciples They simply vote ts they are told
to vote by the local . Republican, managers,
and that is the whole matter. So farms I
can learn,' it seems probable . that they
would yote for anything or any man bear
ing the Republican name." i ( --f ; ;. v
Ban Over and Killed on a Railroad.
f James Beasley 'a well known deaf and
dumb colored ' man of this city, who has
been employed at odd jobs around Mr.
Fred. Heyer's store, corner of Second and
Market streets; for some time past was ac
cidentally run over and killed by Che in
coming 6.20 train on the Wilmington,- Co-,
lumbia & Augusta Railroad yesterday
morning, between Meares' I Bluff and Hil
ton bridge, Beasley has a wife ' at the
Bluff, and he left Mr. Heyer's store Thurs
day evening, about 6 o'clock, with a small
pig which-he had received in pay for some
work his wife had done, t and which he
intended to earry home. We learn that he
was discovered on the track and the engi
neer ."sounded the proper j warnings and
finally put on the air-brakes, but too late to
avail anything. Coroner ! Hewlett, who
was notified and went to examine the body,
states that the back of the unfortunate
man's head was badly crushed In.
' Deceased, who leaves a wife and one
child, is represented to have been a hard
working, industrious and reliable man. He
was aged about forty years. . -
The total issue of Bibles by the
British and Foreign Elble Society since its
organization has Been C3,&00,COO.
THE COUNTY CONVJmTIONi
BpH. A-; AVMckoy: Eadorsel for ,?ude,
Capt. Swift Galloway for Solicitor !
nd Iln. A. RI. WadAell for Con-
t. re ; Meettns of , the Executive
-" ; The .Democratic County Convention was
held yesterday ? afternoon in the Court
to order by Mr, James WaKingJ: acting"
Chairman pf the Executive Committee.1, In
organizing the Conventbn- Mr. ,Mng'made
a : neat little address... at the conclusion of
which Mr. DuBrutz Ctitlar -was made tem
porary Chairman and -Messr8i 2BirFisb;
blate ;" and-" A. . A, Hoseley . made Secreta ;
riea.' The.11 temporary pfflcers1; were siibse,.
quently, made, permanent. ,omcers -til i the
-present- '"iifU. 4"4 -Hk. I
r ;First Ward-f-Bim'c'i W.' Sanders,' Archie
Aidennan Mike arTolCyCharles Murphy,
; Second Ward DuBrutz. Cutlar,E. D. I
Hall. Junius Davis, P, Heihsbercer, Roger
juoore.. r-jvrr ;': :s a .
derman, Augu'stus' Deumelandt, "J.r'C. Ste-.
' Fourth Ward W.1 -A." Cumming.i James
Madden,' Owen Fennell, Jr. S: H:' Fish:J
blate, W. P. Oldham, . . ; , I
. Fifth Ward W. H. Griffith, Frederick
Rhue, Jordan Branch, Joseph' H. Hanby,
John Branch.- tf ' j ' .
, Cape Fear Township-J E.' St., George,
J. E. Bordeaux. - 'v j ':T'''
i On motion of Col. E. D. Hall, the Cliair-
4nan appointed a committee of five' to draft
resolutions. The : . following . gentlemen
comnosed the committee : Col. E. D. Hall.
Chasl Murphy, j. 0. Stevenson. W. P. Old-
ham, John E. St. George, jv'v: - "
' While the committee was out Col. Roger
rwiosnuumcu ."F"" un?
Bie ana earnest speecn. xie saiu uiai lie
felt much like offering a resolution . thank
ing Mr: Darby for , leaving the party,' and
he thought that the grand old : Democratic
party could survive without the. man who
had deserted it. '. ' ' ' ' 7 ,';?7
; The Committee, throagh their Chairman,
Col. E. ; D. .Hall, made the following re
port, which was . unanimously adopted
amid the shouts and applause of the Con
vention and the large audience: ;. ' ; . '
; We, the Democrats of New Hanoyer
county, in convention assembled affirming
our fidelity to the time honored principles
and usases of the Democratic party, do
hereby resolve as follows: ' 7
Besotted, That we regard the proposition
to change the form of county governments
in this State, as one , pregnant with danger
to the best interest of the ' people of this,"
and Xhc other eastern;'' cotnmesraTid to the
peace and harmony now so happily - exist
ing between the races. The present system
is not only in accordance with the ancient
and tune honored, usage, out with the true
spirit of our government, which is a repre
sentative one and not a monocracy ; and the
restoration' of the present system has been,
as is well known, the means of economy in
county affairs throughout the State. 'There
fore we must earnestly protest against any
chance as ruinous to our welfare and pro
gress, and we charge" our delegates to the-
Conventions ana. entreat tne uemocrauc
members ; to the next Legiblature to resist
any and all steps towards such changes to
the bitter end - -. - -..;; '
. Ilesdted. That it is the sense of this Con
vention.' and we recommend, that in the
election of the County Executive Commit
tee the executive committee for each ward
or township select the members or member
to serve from that ward or township upon
the committee for the county.
Resolved, That the nomination of candi
dates for country, officers , be left with the
County : Executive , Committee, which is
hereby entrusted with full authority in re
gara to tne same. . : ,;
Resolved. That the Chairman of this; Con
vention appoint the requisite number of
delegates from this county to the State,
Judicial , and Congressional Conventions;
that he announce the delegates to the Judi
cial Convention in time for the insertion of
their names in the morning papers of to
morrow, and the delegates . to the other
conventions witnm a wees:. Ana inoaei-
eates to the said conventions are hereby in
structed to cast the vote of this county as
a unit unon all Questions. : 77 V ' J
.. Resolved. That profoundly realizing the
necessity for judicial abilities,- incorrupti
ble integrity, and" unwavering s constancy
and dilieence in the performance or duty,
ijy those to whom is entrusted the adminis
tration of the law, we heartily endorse and
recommend for relectionHon.;A.' A.McKoy
for Judge and Swift Galloway for Solicitor
of this Judicial District.
Resolved.'Th&t the Democrats of ; New.
Hanover cohntv havinff unabated confl
dence in the, patriotism, ability and integri-
tv of our distineuisnea leuow citizen, non.
&. M. : Waddell, and in his eminent fitness
by his attainments and 'long public service
tn renresent this 'Congressional District in
the Congress of the United State; and re-:
alizing that a great crisis is at hand and
that the best mtercsts of the people of
Eastern North Carolina are deeply involved
in the approaching campaign, , and believ
ing that Col. Waddell has a strong hold on
the affections and confidence of tho great
mass of our people, and hss ralso extraor
dinary fitness as an advocate 01 our cause.
ThprefnrA - -7: Ui ' - '.7 7-' .'
Resolved. That we cordially recommend
him to the people of the district, and earn
estly invoke all good citizens to unite with
us in his hearty support. .
; On motion of Mr. Junius Davis, the
Chairman of the Convention was added to
the State, Judicial and Congressional dele
gations. ' r ' l'
The following 'resolution was offered and
Resolved, That the thanks of this conven
tion are due and hereby tendered to the
present members of the County Executive
Committee who are about to retire from of
fice. - v. .
CoL A. M. Waddell, who was In the
rooms ot the , County Comlssioncrs. was
called for. -
Mr. W. P. Oldham was appointed to ask
Cot Waddell to address the Convention.
As the distinguished gentleman entered
the court room the applause and shouts for
Wri1fll.wcre deafeniss. CoL waddell
addressed; , the i ConventiVn for about, ten
minutes. ; ; He , thanked! .them " for the
.kind sentiments exprcsid for him. ,; n
said he was deUghted topee so much har
mony ia the t)artyj l and ktated , that if the
Democrats of this districtbhould place their
banner in hands : he woi Id. carry it on to
victory. He further r a i tbat he would
take to the. ? woods the in orning ; after his
nomination. and makesnch a canvass: as '.
he never; - made before .aid receive . such a
vote as no .man ever got I inthis : districts
The speaker was frequeniy. interrupted by
applause. teS"H?i:i ix:
r Upon motion the Coixvontipri adjourped.
corarrr executive poaisnTTEE.
. s a lie ueiuaies ; uiuct. ..tnuiu uie various
Wards of the city and townships . of New
Hanoyer bounty met in session at the Court
chairman andWm.,;M. Parker,-secretary.-
The, fpllp wing were r elected to ( constitute
the Executive Committee for.New Hanover
-, First Ward-r-O, A. Wiggins, J. H. Mor
Second Ward G, J. Boney,
Third Ward T. Donlan
'Fourth Ward W. 'II.
.Williams. ' . . ; ;
Fifth Ward W. H, Grifflth,' H. E. Orr.
; Harnett Township-W. B. McKoy.
Cape Fear Townshipr-Iredell Johnspn.. ;.
Federal Point James Montgomery, i -' . t
There 1 being no delegates from Mason-
boro Tpwnsh ip, lit was resolved .that the
member from that; township be .hereafter
elected by the board.. '. ::i-V.'.;. w :
On motion the convention adjourned. '
;.;-' Wm. 'M. Parker, Sec'y. .,
Reappearance of tne X.ot Cnlld in
Pender L County, After Remaining
Five Days In an Almoit Impenetra
ble Swamp, Without Food orWater.
We received from a correspondent in
Pender county, yesterday; morning, a com
munication headed "Mysterious and Start
ling," containing full particulars of the un
accountable fc disappearance of - the little
eight year old son of Mr. Geo W. Corbett,
at Collie Creek; in that county, already re
ferred to several times in the ' Star ' We
had barely time to ; read it over when an
other communication was handed in from
the same source, which contained develop
ments as mysterious and surprising as that
which preceded it It seems that after a
vigorous i search on Tnursday, the nun
day since the disappearance of the child,
and no discoveries having been made, it
was finally accepted as the only probable
theory, by the parents of4he child, -together
with ,.his aged great uncle, Mr. Randolp
Corbett, that he must be in a marsh in Col
lie Swamp, which had only been partially ex
plored. ; AH preparations were therefore
being made to cut a path through it on the
succeeding'day (yesterday), when, ; to the
utter surprise of all he was suddenly dis
covered approaching the house from the
front gate. . The scene that followed, we
are told, and can well imagine, was beyond
the power of pen to describe. ; The aston
ishment of the parents, who but a moment
before were mourning the sad and mysteri
ous fate that had befallen their beloved
one, was only equalled by the' 1 jot that
filled their hearts' to overnowingana ine
happiness unspeakable that thrilled .their
whole -beings, ' when they were bice more
enabled - to; fold their little one in their
loving arms and ; cry,- with one of' old,
"My son that was lost is found."- Of a
verity is truth stranger than fiction ! ; Who
would require a more striking demonstra
tion of it than is contained in the fact that
a tender child onljreight years of age, re
mains for five days and nights, without
food or water, in a marsh so dense that
possibly no human had ever before pene
trated it, and then, at the moment when
the Jast hope has vanished and despair has
seized upon the hearts of the well nigh de
stracted parents, and has settled its gloomy
pall -upon the hopes and expectations of
their hundreds of sympathizing friends, the
little wanderer suddenly bursts m upon
their astonished visions, guided by an un
seen hand, and apparently In; his usual
strength and vigor., We congratulate .the
now happy parents on the auspicious desti
ny which has so unexpectedly restored to
their home and hearts the one they had
mourned as lost forever. : J 7 j ,7, -r 7
In this connection, we are requested to
say that Mr, George W. Corbett, tho father
nf thaJntarestlner cliild himself a Promi
nent and hiffhly respected citizen of Pen
der feels himself under lasting obligations
to his friends and the community generally
for the interest and sympathy they: have
.displayed in this matter since the first day
ins fuuiu wu iimtaeu. .. . . -
. . -i i .
Personal and Practical. - j -I
The Raleigh Farmer and 3feehaniet al
luding to the Boston Institute of Technolo
gy, says two of Col. Duncan McRae's sons,
with W. H. Kerr, Esqr., son of the State
Geologist, are the only Southern students.
The young men referred to are sons of Mr.
Donald McRae, instead of Col. D. K. Mc-
rae. in ims connection tne jurmcr una
- w . li ! TTt .
Mechanic adds: 7 "We aro pleased to note
the fact that North Carolina is thus taking
the lead in educating her young men in a
thorough course of practical manufactu
ring; and as these young gentlemen win al
so have the clinching advantage of several
months actual service in a cotton mill, their
experience will help some State enterprise
in the near future." I 7
At a mass-mcetlnz of the Democrats of
Richmond co.. at Augusta. Ga.. yesterday.
resolutions were adopted endorsing Alex.
r;.Thens for Governor, and James C C
Llock for Congress from the eta District.
'1LJ - : '" ts.ML
Bllneraloey- Practically Exemplified.
Mr. George. ;W. Huggins has received, a
curiosity in the shape, of a clock a '-Tike's
Peak" clock-all : the way. from ; Denver,
.Colorado,: where it was ' manufactured. It
contains in its make-up thirty-tflve different:
kinds of minerals,; etc.H each - separate va
riety numbered as it appears in , the . clock,-
with a corresponding , number and , desctip-:
lion on an accompanying card,. , The miner
-rals. etc.,. embodied ,in; .tfie , elock embrace
different varieties of gold , and silver pre
lead, ' copper,, , iron, jasper, ,wpod, - spars.
palm, etc. jThe specimens are all in.their
rough. stated just , as? taken from the inines,
but grouped together, by the skilled hand
which, knew , so ..well hpw to arrange them
to the beat advantage, they present a beau-
f ul appearance, and make up &u exceeding-
ly; haudsbme: thnempanyi
the clock was a horseshoe also cOnktrncted
of minerals, which; was probably sent; for
good luck::M;':;i.V'.-Hf. .!
Delegates to tne Judicial Convention
;v The v following named t gentlemen were
appointed delegates to the Judicial Conyen-
Heinsberger William Weill,' Josh T. James,
a. Aurian, d ames iteiuy, j. m. oieuman,- i
Morris Bear, W- J. Yopp, E, A. Oldham,
S. P. Collier,Joseph H. Walters, John H.
Danielj John D. Bellamy, Jk.E. G. Panrie-
lee, J. E., St. '.George, Jas. ; Montgomery,
Oscar Pearsall, B.. G. Worth, B.K. Moore,
J. E. Crow, R. E.. Calder. D. J. Devane,
K L. Pearce, DuBrutz Cutlar, ' John! F
Divine, Wm. tL Strauss,' J. I. Macks;
. Alternates Joseph D. . Smith, Thbai H.
Johnson, Chas. Murphy, Jno. -Davis,' W.
W. Harriss,. Jno. ;. T. Rankin, E. Iilly,
Jacob Weill, Jno! L. Boatwright, 8. S. '
Everett, George R. Dyer, Willie Anderson;
Jno. K. . Mcllhenny, . F. 7 Ancrum Lord, .
Wm. M Parker, H. M? Bowden, Iredell
Johnson, .Freds J. Robinson, Andrew J.
Jtioweu. uradley ueorge, John Urancn,;xi.
Griffith, Pat. Glavin, J. J. Bowden L. L.
Boon, . W..H7Hardy, -Wm. Register, J.
H. Haubv. Bl G. Empie. ' - 'viM-
Ponder Priaonew'r;---V"7x;v"'- .P, fr','7 :'
Deputy Sheriff W. M. Hand, of Pender
county, arrived here . last night, having in
charge the' following ."-prisoners, who took
up quarters at; the Hotel -Howard for the
various lengths of time named: Jonathan
Johnson, four months; Clem.- Ross, two
months; John' Watson, thirty days; Eli
.Watson, three montns. ,v i : - ;
; 7v 7777' i. ; lV For the Star.
. A CORRECTION. , - 7
Editor SCr.' Amohg the Southern Items
published in this 'morning's issue of your.
.valuable .IttffixuiM lines;
President botcher,, i of . the . South
Carolina Historical Society, - claims that
Whitney did not invent the' cotton : gin
after all. '' He has found a letter-patent
granted by -' Gen Washington- to;; Hogden
Holmes, of . Georgia-, for a similai device
which he produced in 1796.
Belivmg j that no man is infallible, not
even a president or a Historical . Hociety,
and that justice should be done, even at the
expense of an officer who is presumed to be
well informed on the topics he treats of, 1
submit that Mr. Porcher is mistaken m his
inference, and does injustice thereby to the
memory of the great inventor; - Because he
has" found a letter-patent for a similar de
vice in 1796, he asserts that "Whitney did
not invent the cotton gin." But Whitney's
"saw gin had been invented prior to that
year! On page 113 of the work published
-a TT I --I ? -. own . 1 . ; . 1 3
"One ; Hundred . Years' Proeress of, the
United States," one 61 the ablest writers Of
the South, Prof. U. F7 McUay records the
fact that Whitney's "patent, was issued in
i793." or three years prior to the one dis
covered by Mr. ; Porcher! 1 From the same
writer we learn that while Moimes iwas
probably engaged vCinventing the ' cotton
gin. Whitney carried' on several vexatious
fL ; r m. i ' .l-.i i i
law suits Hgtunsi many parues wai iiau iu-
innged his patent right, '
- ' Jft a. DEI.SOJT. '
June 23, 1882.- ' - i-&p.
We have f examined one ' authority ' at
hand and ' fmd-McCay is -correct -' Zell'a
Cyclopedia says it "was in 1793. Editor
Star. s ' mj1:- - --s n7:7'
7; SO JJTH. CAHOLINA.
Three Men and a' Woman Ransed at
77: ; 7717 BLlnjtreo'n11"';. 1,':; '7"
- By Telegraph to the Morning IStar. 7
KtnOstrises, June .'. 22. Andrew Single
ton. Xncmda'Teasdale. Abraham Ander-
son. ana Boston Bingietary, an coiorea,
were hanged ; here to-day. The first two
were convicted of the -murder of Phcebe'
Teasdale, wife of Anderson Singleton, and
half sister of Lucinda Teasdale, on ; the
12th of January last. Hmcietary ana An
derson were' convicted of robbery and ar
son on the Vila ot juarcn last, i ne exe
cution was conducted in the jail enclosure.
but a crowd of about two thousand "persons
were in town - There was no disorder, and
every thine: passed off quietly. - All of the
prisoners protested their innocence, except
the womauy who said she killed her sister
in self defense. Singleton in his last speech
said that the rone had been put around his
neck by witchcraft, and named a voudou
doctor who he said had' bewitehed him.
The execution occurred at 12 M. All of
the prisoners died easily except Singleton,
who struggled violently, and ' had to be
pushed away. from the scaffold., .
Total Receipts at all American Porta
. . j. Since September
fit Telefrraph to the Homin SUr.J ,
New York. June 23. The following
are the total net receipts of cotton at all the
ports since September l, isa: uaiveston.
423,896 bales: New Orleans, 1,167.515; Mo
bile. 261.234: Savannah. 721,649; Charles
ton, 493,751 ; Wilmington, , 133,053; Nor
folk.;' 600,829; Baltimore, 83,013; JNew
York. 163.093: Boston. 227.841: Provi
dence, 12,383; Philadelphia, 78,248; City
Point and West roint. 172.601 : Bruns
wick, 6.8S4; Port Royal, 22.605 ;Pensacohv
10.137: Portland. - 7.C94: lndianoia. is.-
705; Washington, a. C, 10,501. , iTotal
4,573,633 bales. . t:
A Yankton, Dakota, dispatch says that
a violent wind storm passed over that place
yesterday morning, doing great damage to
property, but no loss of hfe has thus far
been reported. . i
rf tr a:i. '.I t.lon tn he hplrl nt MAcmnlia TnAflnav'-TiiTiA I .
. y: i ; . ; ,, TH:.aTs07ZZL t",v . ,77-' ' 7 i. ;l houses were unroofed land the-nlata elass
, Sam'i Bear, Jr. th? . 5 ; , . . .t V .. .T.:,;r smashed., r The depot, of the. Burlington,
.' Green W. Al I ' Junius. Davis, ,T. H, McKoy, , Philip I Cedar Rapids & Northern Railway is said
V' " ' T V ; ' T TTiino'hkrroi." TCilliarri Wt.SlT Tol, 1 Tomoo - I lO DC ft WrCCK. A. DriQge SCrOSS tUO nVCT
Another Bain and Wind. Storm Com
: pletea tne Work of tne Firsts l -
By Telegraph to the. doming Star.
- Des Moihes, IowaI' June 23. -Another
-terrible rain : and wind stprra - passed over
Iowa yesterdaVf afternoon. - The recently
-desolated sown 1 of ; 1 Malcomi Pawheseck
couutyTWas visited for., fhree hours by - a
pitiless stormi The damage "tp. 'the goods
rescued from' Saturday's hurjeane is enor
mous, ana will probably prove total. . -
. At Jtieasantviiie Marion county, the resi
dence of P, Xyon was badly l twisted," and
the; props placed against itxjn the east side
were driven through' thc .walL ' Numerous
chimneys and shade and fruit trees In that'
.vicinity were blown down, and signs and
awnings wmskea away. It is thought .; the.
damage, east and north of there is even niore'
severe. - v 'twv!,:".vv'l',-'x.:'.t.,
Dubuque,. IA.,"-Jtfhe 231.-A heavy wind
J 1 - - . 5 .
and rainstorm" prevailed during yesteTdayr
if ternoOtt3 alons 1 the' line' of the Illinois.-
Iwwest'of .here and t
-all prostrated and it is impossible to com-
' municate with that place. ; From : thej re.
pons or xauroaa vpassengers4trom that lis-;
.trict it appears that the storm struck Ihde-
wrought 1 great destruction. V Fences 5 were-
torn down; barns and houses levelled and
trees vuprooted. v Kearly air the business!
is said to have been injured. Sells Bros: '
circus: which was exhibiting at Ind&
pendence City,- had its tent badly damaged
ana one wagon containing animals, was
lifted bodily from ? the s ground and carried
some distance. A large number of people
were in town and' many 'of ' thier horses
Were killed by the flying debris .and their
wagons broken. , Two men' were killed
and three had arms broken. -: 7 -'7l 7f
At Waterloo the - force of the ind was
.terrific,: but. it is not known that any seri
ous damage was done. . -The tents of the.
military encampment were ruined. : ' ! i
The storm struck Dubuque at 6 o clock,
but no special injury was inflicted..
Further Particulars of tne Rescue of.
tne Crew of tne Rurnt Arctic Search
Steamer What wa 7 Done In ,the
Search for the Jeannette. ' - 7
- -, , By Telegraph to the Morning Star. .
Sah Francisco. June '22. A portion only
of . the crew .of the Rodsrers has arrived at
Port Townsend,- B. Cby the steamer Idahp,
irommtka. TheKevenue Cutter- Uorwin
had met with an accident, and, transferred
her passengers at Sitka. The ; people on
the Idaho are Master 1 D. T. Warrine.
Executive ' officer, Ensign -G. Ml Storey,'
Passed Assistant burgeon ,M. D. Jones,
Passed Assistant j Engineer , A. V.. Sears:
Assistant s burgeon - j.' ? ' CostellO; -and
twenty-six men, all in good health the lat
ter comprising the same .crew that sailed
n . Tn a ' ., . . i .i .
iromoan xrancisco, an ioia.
Juieutenant A." M. Berry, commander of
the Rodgers, accompanied by Ensign H. J.
Hunt, left bt... .Lawrence .bay,11 December
23d. to sleigh the Siberian coast in search
of the Jeannette. r un MayLl3, ims. Master
Warring received a tetter jthrough thei na
tives from Lt. Berry: dated at Kalgma
River April 4th. statins that he had heard
of the loss of the Jeannette and theTandingi
ui iier ' uoais; inai, lie l .suouiu v conunuo
his search for .the survivors and should not
return" by way of theEast.,'- He directed
Warring to take his party and make the best
of his way to San Francisco and communi
cate with the Navy Department. The point
where the letter .was . dated lis, about half
way between the St. Lawrence and Lina
rivers. ; On February 4th Master C. F. Pul-r
man, commanding the buppiy ' Department
at Cape Serdge -Karmen. who had heard of
the burning of the Rodgers, arrived at
ljawrence.liay.With four sledge loads of
provisions. 7 un his rsturn to his post Pal-
man was caught in a storm, carried out to
sea on a cake of ice and lost. On May 8th
the steam whaler, North Star,;' which i also
had learned of the disaster to the Rodgers,
arrived at ot. Lawrence Bay and took on
board all of the crew., but on the 14th of
May. the Corwin arrived and the Rodgers
people were transferred to her. : ;:
i js-t 7"77 " '.TtiVtf.'-Jt 75-7 ;' v.;:.
Rachanan vs. mannlns Gulteau's
Message to the President Mrs. Sco
, vllle Thought to be Insane, f Xyi
' ' ' " By Telegraph to the Morning Star. ,
Washington, TXT-C., June - 24. The '
House Committee on Elections; to-day,
postponed action ' pn the Mississippi con
- tested election case of Buchanan; vs. Man
ning, until next Tuesday. ' J ,;t
(iuiteau has sent the , Touowmg message
to his spiritual adviser: "Rev. Mr. Hicks.
s-Go and see Arthur and shake your fist in
his face. Tell him ; 1 made him president
. by my inspiration and that he must give me
an unconditional pardon, and that it he
does not God Almighty "will blast him for
ever.; I tell you, - Brother ; Hicks, I am
God's man, and God takes care of his own..
Letters have been received bv Mr. Chas.
IL Reed, and others'interested in Guiteau's
case from Geo." Seoville, who is muhicago.
In these letters Mr. Seoville announces that
his wife has left Chicago for the East, and
expresses grave apprehensions as to her
sanity. u.e rears that sue contemplates at
tempting to kill her child and then j com
mitting suicide on the day bf Guiteau's ex
ecution. Mr. Seoville' earnestly urges her
friends in ' the East to keep a close watch
upon her movements. ; - -
The mends oi uuiteau sou express nope
for him. Mr.- Reed says that he does not
despair, and that he will make another ap
peal to the President at the earliest oppor
tunity. 7 Miss Chevaillier will! have a con
ference with Dr.' Gaddings and the Rev,
Mr. Hicks, this evening, to determme upon
their future action, with a view t to obtain
ing a stay of proceedings. ; ; :.
The death warrant has neen ready since
May 22nd. It will be signed on Monday
by the Clerk of the Court and sent to War
den Crocker. . -r -
' NEW YORK.
Bllchael Davltr Jersey City . Speech.
New York. June 24 Michael 1 Davitt
devoted the principal portion of-his Jersey
Oitv speech last nisrht to reolvinsr to the
bitter attacks made upon him byMichael
Harris, in a letter to the' Dublin Freeman's
Journal. Davitt said he was sorry that
Harris and his other opponents had not
possessed the ' courage to attack . him
while -he was in Ireland and could
defend himself. He then took in hand
Harris' charges one ' by one : some he an
swered, and the others he denounced as de
liberate lies. Davitt exonerated ' Parnell
from any part in the attacks upon him, and
saia no wouia soon return to ireiana to
face bis slanderers.
The Baptists in the. South nam
bcr altogether 1,716,794, of whom 874.100
are white ana 7,tJ4 colored. . ,
'We havo re6eived the first issue
of tl.s Enterprise published at Stonewall, - -Pamlico
courty, by -Mr. J. C. Pittman, y
forL:;i'lyof "rilmingtbn. It makes a good
-strj-t and we wish it much-euccessc
i 'Greensboro Patriot: Dr. Tom -Moore,
a North Carolinian, ' is 'making a ; 2
feputatlon ia his profession in; .Richmond.
Ya. -The DispatcJt mentions an-';able and
exhaustive pnper" read by him before the
RicLr.ond 2.1 dical Society on' "Spotted -Fever.
" -- Tlie colored Methodist church
raised $200 Sunday night and paid itself ;v
out cf debt, . ; .r" , v : ;
' i" x - 2
Johnston is in; Washington City, " Mr. .;,;
W. M. Warlick, a- former typo on the Ob
wrter and who is milto well known in the
city, has just fallea ;;hcir to the-Hoyle es-
tate, in.QuitmaQ county, Texas.'and is now
known as the largest land owner in that
countyi s This largpestate descended to him .
through his -wife. ;.r -Miss Blanche : '
Wolfe, of Sharon, congregation, Presbyte- ' N
rian, ftged" twelve' years, has received a Bi
fbleii presented by t the.ilSpenceri.and Fre-.
Hnghuysen Fund," New York city, to the ' -child
who would commit to ". memory the
shorter chatechism entirgji This child did.
the task and repeated the chatechisni per
fectly from : ehd to endV J i 'i . I
. v luson .avarice. ie aro giau
lo learn from the Messenger that Gen. Hoke. '
' ' -
of navigation t on the NeuserrncaivGolds
boHl, wbeTexiyof''god charcoal can be ,
obtained to reduce the high' grade ores of
the Chapel Hill mines. - Two thousand
eight hundred quarts of, strawberries-have : '
been shipped from this place this season. . -
with the opening or summer glass baa -
shooting, becomes a popular amusement in
Wilson - -Rev. W. T. Jones, the new
Missionary Baptist minister, has made quite -&
favorable impression on our people. .His
sermon last Sunday morning is highly
spoken of.. ' " " ? - .
Monroe Enquirer: CoL John LV .
Wylie raised on. three and a half acres, near i
Lancaster, S. C,;r 548 .bushels .of ( oats, or
154 4-7 bushels to the acre. The oats were
heavy,- overran, the standard weight, and
amounted to 633 commercial bushels', or 181
bushels to the acre. 7- The required -humeer
, of members forty-five shaving (
been secuisd, the military .company was or-
fanized dnlast Thursday. night by electing
7: H. Fitzgerald. Captain; J. E.-W;. Aus
tin,. 1st Lieut ; W N. ClyburnVnd Lieut. ;,-
-tt -n TT ' J T ' . i wm. .
m. x. . xrasiugiou,. oru ljieui. ; lue com-
Eany will be khowuas the Monroe Light
afantry. r -t Col. J, P. Thomas, having --
'accepted the superintendency of the Milita-;.
ry. Academy at unaneston, o. v., has re- '
tired from the Charlotte Military Institute j
at Charlotte.-' ' ; ' ' 71
't 7 : Rockinpfham Svirit: The farnilv
of Daniel Gay, of Rockingham, were made
serious by a bombardment of thunderbolts 7
oh Sunday evening last. Mrs.' Gay and '
other members of the family in an adjoining
room had their .attention attracted by a re-7
port in the dining-room similar to the burst- ;
ing of a gun-cap; looking in the room from
whence the noise , proceeded, they were as
tonished to see a blaze of fire ascending
from the floor, near where the two children
were seated. The blaze apparently as.-
cended to the: roof and went out. Mrs", .
Gay returned to the ' dining-room, when a
ball of fire, nearly as large as a child's head,
came in the direction of her breast, then
burst in-three or more streams of fire, the
fire quickly going out. . The alarm was
given and the neighbors again collected, but :
no clue whatever could be had to. the mys
tery. Mrs. Gay was considerably stunned,
and it was several hours before she re
covered from the shock. ; Several members
of the family witnessed the strange display. .
Tarboro Southerner: Mr. .John
F. SpelBrht had his stables, barn, horses and -
mules consumed by fire last week supposed .7
-to be caused by a match: probably, dropped !
there. - -There is great scarcity of labor
An. this . county". From every direction we
hear this complaint. As high -as $15 per
month is being paid. The many friends . ;
of the Key. Thomas ii. uwen will oe pained .
to learn that . on ; Monday, the. 5th iust. , he
had a stroke of paralysis, resulting in the --
oss of the use of his left arm. Mr; Owen
is living with his daughter, Mrs. M B.
Gibbs, in' Tennessee. ; ' Mr. -IMaloney,
Assistaut - Engineer on : the " Seabord &
Raleigh. Railroad, has now upwards of fifty,
laborers at work grading the track- at this
end of the line. : About a -mile and a half
has been graded. In a couple of weeks that
portion of the road which was formerly
aid with iron "will be ready for cross-ties. -
-The indications now point to a bolt by 1
one White (col'd) of Newbern for Solicitor
against Collins. Tarboro is fast promis
ing to resume the position, she once occu
pied as one of the prominent racing points -
of the South. . ' '
Raleigh i Observer: Says the -
Asheville Citizen: "The Rev. A. C Dixon
has recently visited Baltimore, . to! confer ,
withthe authorities of the congregation in
vitine him to that : city. The, flattering
election to the presidency of Wake Forest
College has placed him in a dilemma in the
selection between two positions which . im
ply so much of personal and professional .
worth. ' A telegram received in tms
citv announces the death of Wyatt F. Bow-.
man, Esq., a prominent citizen" and capi
talist of Winston,, who died m tnat town
yesterday morning, from- paralysis. Mr.
Bowman was Presidenf of the . Wachovia
National Bank, ;of Winston, and by his
arge means and liberal enterprise contribu- .
ted greatly to the prosperity of that tdwn..
Mr. uocte, tne young, man wno nas
ately succeeded Col. Johnston as chairman -
of the the assistant Republican concern, is
the same person the Republicans brought .
out for a Judgeship in 1878. He then ' got :
left so bad that they1 would not try his luck
again this year. . It is proposed to
establish in this bity a museum of Confede-" :
rate relics. We should have had one years ;
ago.; 7 But there are scattered here and there .
many objects of great interest, whose value ..
in this sense wilf be enhanced .many times
by being placed with the others.
- Charlotte . . 'Observer: There
seems to be quite a revival of military' in-
terest in the city and a movement is on foot
looking to the organization of one ' of the .
largest companies in the state. v i ne B-or ,
nets JNest Company is to be . worKed over,
receive new members, new equipments and
elect new officers, ..The company will still
retain the old name and under the new
regime will muster about fifty five men,
the pick and flower of the city; :- There ,
was a good deal of , excitement over the
chase after a mad dos in the eastern : part
Of the city yesterday evening.. The 'rabid
ammai uu a 101. 01 uuga aiiu a guai. us u rau.
It was finally killed. .Rev. B. C.
Covington, of Fort Mill, has invented - and
patented an instrument for kindling fires,
which is very simple, and is likely to come
into as general use as the shovel and. tong.
The associated press agent for this
State, whoever he is,' sent out a fine tale in -the
press dispatches in regard to the shoot
ing of a negro woman last Saturday night.
The facts were bad enough, but to magnify
and sensationalize the case is . just going a
little too far... A young colored man,
of Salisbury who arrived in this city on
the excursion Tuesday evening was found
dead in a room at Pceble s hotel, on College
and 5th streets, last night." A party
of Philadelphia capitalists . have purchased
Sie Hopewell mine in this county, ; and ar- ' '
ow working it on an improved basis, wb
new machinery. The old St.; Cathsne
mine just below the Air-Line . dept. has r
been bought by 7New York parties and
Mr. G. W.Pitcher placed in charge of it. .