THE ERA AND EXAMINER;
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 1874
A letter from Mr. James Rumley,
of Beaufort, on the subject of in
ternational arbitration will be pub
lished at an early day.
Oxe day next week the Examiner
will ventilate three or four duels
the editor of the Sentinel lately at
tended to flht by proxy, violent
ly as he opposes "fighting by substi
An argument in favor of prolong
ing the session of the legislature, on
the part of the democrats, Is the ne
cessity of appropriating more of the
peoples' money to the support of the
It was the purpose of the Exami
ner to give the report of the select
committee vindicating the manage
ment of the Insane asylum, but as
yet could not obtain a printed copy
of the report.
"RrTRFHEXTATIVE JONES, Of
Caldwell, last night introduced the
usual weekly appropriation resolu
tion in behalf of the Sentinel news
paper. The tax-payers of Caldwell
will make a note of this.
Among other measures of great
public Importance (?) as the result
of a long, useless, Illegal and ex
pensive session of this legislature,
Is that which virtually prohibits
anv merchant In North Carolina
from dealing, in commercial fertil
Next to the tax on the people, Is
the tax this legislature Imposes on
the Examiner in trying to present
an intelligent full and reliable re
port of proceedings. No other pa
per in tho city approaches the Ex
aminer In this respect, as all good
Judges and fair-minded men will
By what code of manners or rule
of. honor do certain of the chivalry
of this city justify their action of
repeating to the editor of the Senti
nel everything they can gather from
republicans in private conversation ?
Gentlemen are somewhat given to
the habit of regarding tome conver
sations as confidential ; never priv
ileged, if personal.
Mr. McGehee, of Person, In his
place in the house, on Thursday,
pointed out an error into which the
editor of the Examiner had inad
vertently fallen. The remarks of
this paper were based on a hurried
statement of a member, who has
also called attention to the error.
Will Mr. McGehee, a courteous as
well as a truthful gentleman, give
vtor. ta-thft end that full justice
va dona ail concerned :
The democrats of the legislature
looked with forlorn distrust, vester-
- - r o r
day, at the republican resolutions
on common schools, and the com
pletion of the Western North Caro
As an earnest of their faith in
adoDtinsr these resolutions, the re
publicans of the senate yesterday
voted solidly, with a solitary ex
ception, for those people in Western
North Carolina whose immediate
hope of advantage from internal im
provement lies In their chances for
Where stands the democracy on
internal improvement in the West?
Our Colored People.
The Examiner begins in this issue
short biographical sketches of
the colored members of the legisla
ture, from the pen of Chas. N.
Hunter Esq., a talented young col
ored man of this city. Senators
and representatives of that race
will please afford Mr. Hunter all
ossiblc facilities for the early com
pletion of his work. The Wcel-ly
Era and Examiner of the 2Cth inst.
will contain sketches of every col
ored man of this general assembly.
Want to Prolong tlie'Session.
Tho representative from McDow
ell, Dr. 1-Ytvman. last night intro
duced a res-o'uliou lo
session another week.
To do this will be to
rob the peo-
pie of North Carolina of seven thou
sand five hundred dollars more.
Republicans ought to take no
hand in a game of this kind except
to defeat it. Already have
crats who wanted to stay
said they counted mainly
publicans to put the resolution of
Dr. Freeman through, presuming
to say that the members of
this party of tho people are poor,
and can be easily induced to stay
for the sake of the five dollars per
At this stage of the session repub
licans ought to makn tho question
of adjournment a strict party ques
tion, and if the session is prolonged,
throw the gravest responsibility on
the democratic party.
As the legislature has been in
session for -over two months, it is
fair to presume that nothing of im
portance remains to be done ; or if
there is, that it will not be done.
On this question of a longer ses
sion, let tho republicans demand
the ayes and noes; and the Exami
ner appeals to every republican sen
ator and representative to vote NO.
With the record of this demo
cratic legislature for puerile and
personal legislation, coupled with
the responsibility of now prolong
ing this session, republicans could
not desire better auspices under
which to enter the campaign next
summer against the democratic
3Ir. Waugh, of Surry, has Intro
duced a resolution In the house of
representatives- directing the at
torney general to examine the
books of the State geologist, and
ascertain if said geologist has drawn
more money from the State treas
ury than ne is entitled Dy jaw to
draw, and if such be the case the
attorney general institute suit at
once against the geologist for its
recoveryt Ac. It may be wll enough
for the general assembly to pass
Mr. Waugh's resolution with tho
following amendment, to wit: It
shall be the further duty of the at
torney general to pursue his enqui
ries further, and ascertain from the
journals of the house and the trea
urer's books whether Mr. Waugh
has not drawn money from the
treasury as per diem at the rate o
five dollars per clay when lie was
absent from his seat and at home
attending to his own private busi
ness. or witnessing the autopsy of
the corspses of the Siamese twins,
and if such be the case, that the at
torney general shall at once insti
tute suit against the said II. M.
Waugh, to recover back the money
from him which it may appear has
been improperly drawn by him.
Let Us Have I'eace.
To the Editor of the Examiner:
Can you be hired tc suspend your
remarks for a few weeks, until the
legislature is able to incorporate
one more blacksmith shop, and vote
a road through one other man's
goose pasture? It will never do in
the world! ihey will nave to ad
journ and leave this all-important
work over till next year, n you
keep on. Surely in this land of
freedom, members of the legislature
ought to be permitted to have their
own way in the pursuit oi 1 i re, lib
ertv. happiness, and live dollars a
day, without being harrassed and
tormented by so disagreeable a
thing as newspaper criticism ; but
they are worritted" until their pa
tience is clean gone up. First, you
go ana ten an the people wnat
transpired at their democratic cau
cuses! That wasn't pretty or kind
in you, when they didn't ask you
to do it. I say you told. I didn't
hear you, but I did hear that a faith
ful democrat, made desperate by
your inconsiderate garrulity, threw
his arms about and wildly tore his
hair, and, as soon as he could gather
wind enough, broke forth into ex
clamations about "that Examiner's
finding out everything, and telling
it to all the world, and my county
besides! Where do they get it all,"
he gasped ; and echo answered,
Then, too, you vaguely hint that
their services could be dispensed
with without detriment to the best
interests of the Old North State;
and "most unkindest cut of all,"
you have things so mixed that a
judicial reader might infer that you
actually believe that ltaleigh will
be able to survive the shock ol their
departure to their several homes, to
return no more forever ! I fear the
catalogue of your -sins is-sng. I
even fear that in the last uy you
will hear the question, " what have
you done with the men who reso
luted in Raleigh ?" for I am sure
some of the high-toned, chivalrous
sons of the first families, will, in
their frenzy, attempt to put an end
to their troubles by committingsui
cide in one of the gutters. Do not
laugh, for it is a serious matter, and
already the attempt has been made
by more than one of them, but
prompt assistance resuscitated them,
and the next day they came back
to their places in the theatre of life
redder-eyed, if not wiser, men, and
by their presence seemed to say,
" we will try and bear the storms
of this world a little longer, if the
Examiner will but let us alone."
Let us have peace ! Thufax.
To the Editor of the Examiner:
You will please give me space
through your paper to speak a few
words to the voters of the second
congressional district, concerning
the ensuing election that will soon
present itself to our people. The
main object of this article is to con
centrate the minds of the people on
a man that is worthy of the posi
tion. That man is 11. V- King. He
is a long tried republican, and he
has been in the ranks ever since the
party has been organized. We
could not get a better man to repre
sent us than Col. R. W. King. His
record is good, and his laith has
been tried, and we have always
found him true to his trust, and he
is the man that the people want
He will make us a good representa
tive in the next congress. Let the
honest voters of this district consid-
t a. . i
er the matter anu soiect murium
I am, sir,
your obedient servant,
Kinston, N. C, Feb., 187-1.
Marriage. There! We know
4 " JJJ 1
we nave secured attention Dy a
single word. Marriage is the theme.
The ladies will agree that the times
are slow in "marrying and giving
n marriage." This is the f.iult of
both sexes, and comes from the
habit of both keeping up "style."
Young ladies set their hearts too
much on costly dressing, and young
men are too prone to Sybaritism.
This keeps the sexes from matri
mony. Few women can look upon
marriage as involving mutual obli
gations ; hence we see too few wives
who are truly help mates too lew
young men who are disposed
to marry and accept the true,
noble life of the husband. While
adies maintain costly habits of
dress they must be rich themselves
or marry rich ; and too many young
men look upon marriage as omy
possible in case they can form a
wealthy alliance. A young lady
had better marry an intelligent me
chanic a young man with a posi
tive capital in his trade than a
man who has a few thousands,
which a single year's disasters may
sweep away. " W ill you accept my
nana in the next dance V" asked a
young mechanic of Massachusetts
of an aristocratic Boston lady. " I
never dance with mechanics,'' was
the sneering reply. The young man
lived to be Governor of his State ;
the young lady married a merchant.
and lived to take in plain sewing
or a living. Exchange.
The Australians never sue for a di
vorce. When a husband wants
his liberty he takes his dear wife
to the brow of a cliff to view the
gorgeous sunset, and over she goes.
To the Editor of the Examiner :
In the Nexcs of Thursday morn
ing the 12th inst. I find the follow
ing: Tho readers of the News will remem
ber how fully we exposed the infamous
attempt on the part of a negro woman
in this city to kidnap and sell this
young white gir! to a life of shame, and
now a member of the city police force
lent his aid l tho plot.
That paper then goes on to give,
from a Norfolk paper, account of
the arrival of Miss Lucy Powell in
Baltimore in charge of "a full
blooded indian woman," toward
whom Miss Powell manifested
much affection and attacl iiient.
In the article publisl.vd in the
News this "full-blooded Indian
woman" is made to give this ac
count of herself:
She was born in Florida, and wxs tho
daughter of a once not. d Indian chief.
Many 3ears ago her father died, when
she, with others of her tribe, removed
to the interior of North Carolina, and at
a later date she removed to ltaliegh.
l litre sue uecamo acquainted witn a
white lady who, upon her death bed be
queathed an infant, six months of age,
and who grew up to be the young girl
Luey Powell. About six months ago the
young girl was abducted from the In
dian woman by a colored woman, assis
ted by !a colored man but she was re
stored to her adopted mother.
The "member of the city police
force" referred to in such unenvia
ble connection is myself, and I
propose 'not to remain silent under
this renewedand unprovoked at
It will be remembered that the
Netcdid, sometime last fall attempt
to get up a sensatioJi article on Miss
Lucy Powell; but, I was under the
impression the local editor of that
paper, after seeing, as he did see,
that he had utterly failed as a writ
er of sonsatibn fiction, that he had
retired from the field of dime-
novel-Ned Buntline literature,
It is not necessary here to go over
all the ground the Aeics tore up in
its hunt after a sensation last fall
suffice it to say that I did nothing,
either as a police othcer, on an in
dividual that I had not lull authori
ty for doing, and nothing of which
Mis.s Powell, or any friend of hers
could have complained.
In tli? first place, now, the "six
months ago" abduction story of the
indian woman is not true. The
young woman, calling herself Lucy
Powell, has been in anu about
Raleigh for more than two years,
She was left here by an indian half
breed woman about two or three
years aero, in charge of a colored
woman of this citv ; this hali-breeu
woman going from here to Ohio,
and the colored methodist church
took up a collection to pay her
Whether the woman, Betsy Pow
came here from Johnston
claiming Lucv Powell as
lif.r Iw tlni mntlinr rf t lie
gui l Know not ; nor have we ever
had any better authority for the
statement that it was the purpose
of Retsv Powell to "sell this voung
white girl to a life of shame" for
theba.se usts of a while man of
Johnston county, than the story of
l only know, iirst, that it was no
part of my wish or action to aid
such tranic ; second, that, l a. A no
more than I was ordered to do;
hiid, that the girl Lucy Powell
went into the house of Jennie Davis
of her own motion and accord ; and
fourth that the said Lucy Powell
teas an inmate of the house of this
Jennie Jfavis for a lonjr time belore
thi occurrence out of which the
Beit's vamlv sought to make so
much last Fall.
The courts have been open all the
time, and my conduct might have
been investigated long ago had the
set of the News the special champ
ions of the Lucy Powell cause seen
fit to place the public in possession
of the facts of a case, which the
local editor of the News to make a
local sensation to compensate his
Danbury disaster was willing to,
and did deliberately and malicious
ly falsify, and he still seems dis
posed to persist in his course of out
rage and misrepresentation.
II. II. LANE.
Remarks of Senator King,
Of Lenoir, on the Death-Amend
ment to Consolidation.
Jlr. President .- I had no intention
of speaking upon the resolutions
now before the senate, and but for
the strictures of the senator from
Buncombe in regard to the signers
of the protest, would remain silent.
I must say, however, in addi
tion to the reasons given in the
protest, I voted against the amend
ment because I believed it would
defeat the consolidation measure.
I suppose it was the purpose of
at least a portion of 'he supporters
of the amendment to deleat consol
idation, and even if it was not their
purpose to defeat consolidation, the
adoption of the amendment will
certainly have that enect. hy was
it, Mr. President, that tins amend
ment was forced on this particular
bill? It it was the purpose of the
friends of this amendment to bann
certain men that they intended to
include in the amendment, why did
they not pass a general law in 1870
'71, or lS71-'72, (or at the present
cession; and apply the amendment
to all railroads or other public works
of the State; if it is not, the inten
tion to defeat the measure, why ap
ply it to this particular bill. No
such provision has ever been en
grafted on any other bill, and if
they wish such a provision, why
not "put it in the words of the con
stitution, which says : All per
sons who shall have been convicted
of "treason, perjury or other infa
mous crime?" Mr. President, I am
as much opposed to the appoint
ment to office of men that have been
guilty of any dishonest conduct as
anv member or tne senate. iVir.
President it is well-known that this
amendment was intended to apply
to Hon. W. A. Smith, because it is
alleged he refused to answer ques
tions put to him by a committee of
the senate some two or three
years ago. iur. fomitn nas been
elected president of the North Car
olina railroad, and voted 'for by
both republicans and democrats
since that time. Further, sir,
it is admitted that the North
Carolina railroad did not de
clare any dividend until Jr. S.
took charge as president of thisr jad.
Further, sir, I mnst say, that
there is no evidence that Mr. S. has
ever been guilty of any act that
should disqualify him for the posi
tion that he has so well filled in the
past ; nor because he refused to an
swer before the senate committee,
that he should be banned by this
amendment. What, Mr. President,
are the facts in the case? Mr. S. has
been fully endorsed by the stock
holders and directors of the North
Carolina railroad, since this refusal
to answer occurred, and, sir, I re
peat that Mr. S. ha9 been fully en
dorsed by air parties interested in
', this road. In addition to this, sir,
Mr. S. has been endorsed by the
people of his congressional district,
and is now, sir, at m this
time, occupying his seat in the
congress of the United States.
Further Mr. Buford, fully exhon
e rates Mr. Smith and proves con
clusively that Mr. Smith did not
receive any compensation on ac
count of the lease of the North
Carolina railroad, and was not
guilty of any improper conduct in
regard to that matter.
. . 1 . 1 A J.1 J. II
It 13 tnereiore eviuent mat me
stockholders and directors of .the
North Carolina railroad do not
believe that Mr. Smith, has been
guilty of any improper conduct.
Again sir, it is evident that the
people of his congressional district
believe no such charges, from the
fact that he lias been triumphantly
elected to congress, in a district
heretofore politically against him.
For these and many other reasons
not necessary to mention I voted
against the amendment to the con
solidation bill the only object of said
amendment being to prevent Mr.
Smith from being a director or
president of this corporation, which
in my opinion is a violation of the
constitution of North Carolina.
The Tupper Cliurcli Troubles.
Notk. The Sentinel, having lent its
columns' to one sida in this contro
versy, with characteristic fairness de
nied the other side ' -ring. Under these
circumstances Uk aople came to the
To the Editor of the sentinel :
We noticed an article in your
paper which seemed to reflect dis
credit upon us, as a church and also
upon Mr. Tupper.
It represented that a quarrel had
been going on for some time between
the church and Mr. Tupper. Now
we trustees and directors of the 2nd
Baptist church wish to correct these
false impressions. Never in the
history of the church has there been
such a degree of prosperity as du
ring this last year; and perfect una
nimity and harmony of action : our
membership never was larger nor
our Sabbath school more prosperous.
And instead ot trying to set Mr.
Tupper aside, we are very sorry
that the work ot erecting school
buildings, actually necessitates his
absence for a time.
For nearly two years we have
had an associate pastor, because the
pressure of business rendered it ab
solutely necessary, for him to have
one. And the most pleasant rela
tions have existed between them.
and the church has been in perfect
harmony with Mr. Tupper and we
feel greatly indebted to him for our
church. Your correspondent seems
to think there is "w" connected
with tho matter but it is a great
trial to us.
We h we been in peaceable pos
session lor almost eight years ana
we cannot understand how we could
be put out of the building, when
we have a deed for the property and
the keys of the building, and this
without any trial. And when the
mayor sent the constable to get the
keys we refused to give them up,
and then, they broke in and turned
us out. Now all we have to say is
that Mr. Tupper has been true to
us, and we intend to be true to him.
His cause is our cause and if he fails
in the supreme court we snail ax
once bring suit to get possession.
Tho mayor, in the JSpics. stated
that Mr. Tupper had been turned
out of the church. This is untrue.
No such vote was ever taken inside
of the walls of tho 2nd Baptist
Another noticeable fact is that
neither the church nor Mr. Tupper
is responsible for this uproar. Both
are acting together in seii-deiense.
and we are quite sure that weshall
have the sympathy of every good
citizen in North Carolina.
The following is the action of the
1st colored Baptist church, in this
city, on last Thursday night :
"v e, the members of the 1st col
ored Baptist church deeply sympa
thize with the 2nd Baptist church
in the unchristian-like and sum
mary manner in which they have
been turned out from their house of
And we regard any minister who,
by his conduct, recognizes this dis
organized and unscnptural band
which now holds possession of the
house, or ministers to them as a
church, as justly deserving of cen
sure." We feol grateful to our sister
church f t this kind expression of
sympathy in this our hour of trial.
A Political Polecat.
To the FAitor of the Examiner :
W onders will never cease! We
see by the Stntinel that Jo Turner,
the political polecat oi iSorth Caro
lina, is crying for quarter from Ma
jor Smith's frank and truthful pen.
the idea that this polecat, whom
the legislature has employed to
throw his prutrid matter on every
gentleman, should cry for quarters
is refreshing to decent people. The
"Barebones" concern will depart
this life in a few days. Its pet per
fumer, the vile slanderer, will fol
low as soon as the people's money
is kept out of that, Burly Beggar's
hands. His filthy sheet will die,
and his vagabond self will retire to
"Little Eno" never to put his infa
mous and dirty form before respect
able people of North Carolina again.
Farewell, " Barebones " farewell
Polecat the people will rejoice at
w m mm
your going. May mey never iook
upon your like again.
A TAX IrAYER.
The Short Story of a Success
ful, ljiFE.-Tne .Lioweil uourur
says: " Hon. Fredrick Smyth, late
ly Governor of Aew Hampshire,
and one of the best Governors the
Granite State ever had, as well as
one of her mast successful self-made
business men, was once a resident
of this city. He began here as
porter at the Merrimac House,
then kept by Jr Jurdock, and
used to black boots at four cents
ior niiir. He subseouentlv was
employed on the Jiddlesex Corpo
ration at $8 a montn, ana ne tells
with honest pride that the frst pair
of pants he ever owned, was earned
on the Jiddlesex. He was after
wards promoted as a yard hand on
the Tremont at seventy-five cents
a day. Having thus in a few months
accumulated a little money, he
went to school, and in due time
worked his way up by energy, in
dustry, frugality and faculty, to
the JIayoraTty of Jianchester and
jto the Gubernatorial chair of his
native State. His first visit to the
Jerrimack House after he threw
down his blacking-brush as porter,
was in company with his Executive
Council as Governor of .New-Hampshire.
llate and Love.
The New York Nation thus justly
summarises the actual feeling exist
ing between this country and other
christian communities, to which
Mr. Goldwin Smiths impertinence
has directed attention :
As J we Imagine, there t is both
truth and falsehood in Mr. Smith's
assertion ; it wa3 much truer forty
years ago tnan it is now ; ana it is
truer to-day than it will be twenty
years hence. England is some
what disliked, or "hated," by
many Americans. But, again,
England is much liked, and even
"loved," by many Americans, and
this cannot be said in any such
sense of the word about any other
European nation. We are, formal
ly, very fond of the Russians ; in
reality we do not care two straws
for Russia. We are supposed to be
traditionally fond of the French,
and so we are ; that did not, how
ever, prevent us from giving the
vast bulk of sympathy to the Ger
mans all through the Franco Ger
man war. Blood simply was thick
er than water, as Commodore Tat
nall once said. Everywhere in
contact and competition with
England; closely related to
her, whether we will or not; con
temned with a frightened and un
easy contempt by certain classes of
Englishmen, it is nevertheless true
that there is a great and growing
radical good will, and good esteem
on the part of Americans towards
England and the English, and we
dare say on the part of Englismen
towards Americans. We shall not
suffocate each other with embraces,
no doubt, but we do not hate each
other half so dreadfully a3 some
Englishmen and some Americans
would be willing to have us hate
Among the English visitors to
Paris during the gay season of the
new year, were several pickpockets
who were, however, in most cases,
received by the police of the festive
city, so that, as the American poet
sings, "the subsequent proceedings
interested them no more." There
were some of the elite of the En
glish practitioners who are, how
ever, rivalled, if not excelled, in
dexterity and ubiquity by their
French compeers. The following
story is told of the latter by a French
journal : A physician, officially con
nected with the prison of La Force
and much beloved by his light
fingered patients, perceived on leav
ing the Varieties one evening that
his pocket had been picked and that
his opera-glass was gone. Next
day, on meeting the denizens of La
Force, he expressed his displeasure
at the occurrence. "It is all very
well," said; he, "for you to say I
am popular among you, but I am
treated just as others are. Some of
your friends contrived to relieve
me of my opera-glass last night, at
the varieties." "That was only
because they did npt know you,
doctor," replied a prisoner.. "Who
was on duty at the varieties last
nigntr ne inquired, turning to a
comrade. The answer was given
in a whisper. "You shall have
your glass to-morrow," he added.
Next day a person called on the
"are all the opera-glasses stolen two
nights ago at the varieties. Please
point out the doctor's." The lady
raving done so, tne ooilglng pick
pocket handed it to her, restored
the others to their cases, and disap
peared. Pall Moll Gazette.
Old Definition of Wit.
Old Isaac Barrow, in his famous
sermon on "Jjooiisn raising ana
Jesting," gave a somewhat lengthy
description of facetiousness or wit,
which was pronounced by Mackin
tosh to be the greatest proof of mas
tery over language ever given by
an English writer. This illustra
tion, which is too diffuse and uncer
tain to bo called a definition, is so
old that it will be new to many. He
says: "Wit is a thing so versatile
and multiform ,appeari ng in so many
shapes, so many postures, so many
garbs, so variously apprehended by
several eyes and judgments, that it
seemeth no less hard to settle a
clear and certain notion thereof to
make a portrait of Portens or to
define the figure of the fleeting air.
Sometimes it lieth in a pat allusion
to a known story, or in seasonable
application of a trival saying, or
in forging an opposite tale ; some
times it playeth in words and
phrases, taking advantage irom the
ambignity of their sense or the
affinity of their sound ; sometimes
it is wrapped up in a dress of hu
morous expression ; sometimes it
is lodged in a sly question, in a
smart answer, in a quirkish reason,
in a'shrewd intimation, in cunningly
diverting or cleverly retorting an
objection ; sometimes it is couched
in a bold scheme of speech, in a
tart irony, in a lusty hyperbole, in
a startling metaphor, in a plausi
ble reconciling ot contradictions, or
in acute nonsense ; sometimes a
scenical representation of persons
or things, a counterfeit speech, a
mimical look or gesture passes for
it ; sometimes an effected simplic
ity ; sometimes a presumptuous
bluntness giveth it being; some
times it riseth from a lucky hitting
upon what is strange ; sometimes
it riseth from a crafty wresting ob
vious matter to the purpose ; often
it consisteth in one knows not
what, arid springeth up one can
hardly tell how. Its ways are un
accountable and inexplicable, being
answerable to the numberless rov-
ings of fancy and windings of lan
Iron Mountain Railroad Robbery
St. Louis, Feb. 13. Governor
Woodson will issue a proclamation
to-morrow offering a reward of two
thousand dollars a piece, dead or
alive, for the men who robbed the
passenger, express and mail train,
on the Iron mountain railroad, at
Gads Hill, January 31. In addition
to this it is understood that the
Governor of Arkansas has offered
$2,500, and the post office depart
ment $5,000, making an agregate
of $175,000 dollars
A Memorial Monument to the late
Prof Arassiz .
Boston, Feb. 13: At a meeting
of prominent citizens to-day it was
proposed to make at the museum of
geoiogy at uamoriuge a memorial
-monument to Proffessor Agassiz.
In order to do this it was resolved
to raise the sum of $300,000 to com
plete the endowment. A commit
tee of thirty was appointed to re
ceive subscriptions, and before the
close of the meeting they announced
that $65,000 had been subscribed.
A chap given to statistics, esti
mates that over 2,000 toes were
frozen during the ' past winter, by
young ladies keeping . their beaux
lingering at the gate, instead of j
asking them into the parlor.
TELEGRAPHIC NEWS. V.
' Death of a Hotel Proprietor '
New York, Feb. 13. B.' Brock
way, proprietor of the New York
hotel, died to-day.
Cholera and Yellow Fever.
Lisbon, Feb. 13. The yellow fe
ver is unabated in Rio.
2 The cholera is raging in Buenos
Ayres. s - !
- - London, Feb. 13. Lord George
F. Hamilton and Mr. Coop, conser
vatives, have been elected for Mid
dlesex by an overwhelming major
ity. The county was last represent
ed by a conservative and a liberal.
Schneider, president of corps leg
islatiff under last emperor, has had
a stroke of appoplexy to-day,
Sunk Twelve of tho Crew
London, Feb. 13. The barque
Pulcinella, from New York for
Bristol, with a cargo of eighteen
thousand bushels of wheat, went
ashore Wednesday, at Cartle Town-
send Island, and sunk. Twelve of
the crew were drowned.
for tho Remains of
New York, Feb. 13. A commit
tee of aldermen made another inef
ficient search for the remains of Na
thaniel French, the Masonic grand
master, who was buried in Potter's
York Academies under
Albany, Feb. 13. In the assem
bly a motion was made to with
draw State appropriation froms all
academies under control of relig
ious and all denominational socities
or which makes religious profeasion
a test of admission. Defeated.
Election to fill Vacancies in Consti
Toledo, Feb. 13. The election
held in Lucas county yesterday, for
a successor to chief justice Waite,
in constitutional convention, result
ed in the choice of Gen. James B.
Steedman, independent democrat,
over Wm. Barber, regular republi
can. Fleet Exercises
Florida Bay, Feb. 13. The
fleet exercises were continued yes
terday under sail. Men were drill
ed aloft in preparing and manipu
lating of the rigging for battle. The
weather is delightful at Key West.
The monitors Sawgus, Jahapac and
Jianhattan had target practice to
day. The National Grange.
Sr. Louis," Feb. 13. In the Na
tional Grange yesterday the com
mittee on constitution and by-laws
completed its report, but as amend
ments to the constitution will have
to be ratified by a twro-thirds vote
of all the State Granges before they
are effective, they are not given for
The Whisky War.
Cincinnati, Feb. 13. The whis
ky war continues with farcical fury.
At Shelby, Ohio, one hundred la
dies were grossly insulted on the
street by a saloon keeper. At New
Holland they were assaulted by a
saloon keeper with a power.
The Siamese Twins.
Philadelphia, Feb., 14. It is
believed the dissection of the bond
betweerithe Siamese Twins began,
yesterday, morning, but no facts
have been obtained regarding it;
every thingjs conducted with the
greatest secrfecy, the operation being
performed solely in the presence of
five medical gentlemen whose
names nave already been pub
lished. Congressional Items
Washington, Feb. 13. Senate
Senator Sargent presented a pro
test of the citizens f California
against the influx of Chinese to this
Senator Gordon introduced a bill
in relation to claims, for the cotton
seized by the treasury department.
Senator Goldthwaite presented a
memorial for the improvement of
Mobile bay. Referred to the com
The house is unimportant.
Washington, Feb. 13. Senate
Mr. Sargent presented memorials
signed by 16,G58 citizens of Califor
nia, calling the attention of Con
gress to the influx of Chinese on the
Pacific slope. Mr. Sargent said
there were sixty thousand Chinese
near the Pacific coast, and they un
derbid native labor; they imparted
no value to the community ; they
were pagans ; they evinced no de
sire to become assimulated to our
institutions ; there had been but
one or two instances known where
any of them had expressed a desire
to become citizens ; they added
nothing to the material wealth of
the community, taking away with
them all they accumulated not
even allowing their bones to rest in
American soil. This was a ques
tion which did not now concern the
States of the East, but it would soon
become a national question, for the
Pacific coast was the gateway
through which these people would
pour, and finally spread over the
The memorials were referred to
the committee on foreign relations.
Mr. Goldthwaite presented a me
morial from tne Mobile board of
trade for improvingMobiie bay.
Referred to the committee on com
merce. Mr. Gordon, introduced a bill in
relation to certain claims arising
from seizure of cotton . by the treas
ury department. Referred, to the
A resolution was offered a few
daysago by Bayard, calling Vpon
the President to inform the senate
as to the conduct of Maj. Lewis
Merrill, an officer of the army on
duty in South Carolina, was taken
up and discussed by Bayard and
Scott. Bayard during his remarks
referred to the fact that many
members of the South Carolina
legislature were ignorant, not being
able to read and write.
Mr. West of Louisiana, inquired
of the gentleman whose fault that
Mr. Bayard said that it may suit
the gentleman to ask that
question now but there were peri
ods in his life when he could an
swer it, having lived in the com
munity under the laws, and in sym
pathy with those who were charged
with preventing the colored people
from receiving an education. Here
the morning hour expired. The
distribution of the currency resum
ed. Merrimon and Gordon partici
pated in the debate;
Death of A Cardinal.
RomeJ Feb. 14. Cardinal
quini died last night.
Spanish Form ot Government.
MadrId, Feb. 11. It is probable
that the form of government in
Spain will be decided by plebiscite.
Murdcrof Don Carlo' Chief ot Staff.
B A yonne, Feb. 1 L It is reported
that General Dorrequay, chief of
staff fo Don Carlos, has been mur
Massachusetts legislature Iteso
lutin? of lS7i, censuring' Senator
Boston. The ITouse to-day re
scinded the resolutions of '72, cen
suring Sumner. The vote stood 118
to 49. I
A Ivu Ivlux Pardoned.
Washington, Feb. 14. Julius
Howe,, of South Carolina, con
victed of ku klux crimes and im
prisoned at Albany, has been par
i Bank Itobberjr.
CirroAfio. Feb. 14. The vault of
the First National Bank of Quincy,
Illinois, was robbed on the night of
the 12th, of about 100,000 in cur
rency, besides a quantity of bonds
and valuable papers ana a large
amount 6f special deposits. The
burglars cut throuerh three feet of
solid masonrv. The safes were burst
open with powder. There is no clue
to the perpetrators.
Adjournment or the National
St. Louis, Feb. 14. The nation
al grange report on transportation,
after partial discussion, was with
drawn on the trround of being too
specific, not general enough in
character matter lies over until
the next meeting of the grange
Adjourned to meet in the city of
Charleston, S. C.,- in February,
The Philadelphia Catastrophe.
Philadelphia, Feb. 14. Four
bodies were taken out of the ruins
of the Brewerv last nicht. Two of
the dead were terribly mashed
one with both legs mashed and an
other slightly injured. An unknown
citizen, who was assisting in the
search, fell into the excavation and
was instantly killed. Two policemen
were seriously injured by falling
into same excavation.
Women's Temperance Move
ment in New York.
New Youk, Feb. 14. Tho Wo
men's temperance movement is un
der headway in Brooklyn, and a
committee was appointed yesterday
to importune the legislature for
amendments to the excise law. The
superintendent of the South Side
Long Island road has been requested
to issue orders refusing to receive as
freight any intoxicating liquors.
Destructive Fire in Loudon.
London, Feb. 14. Taylor's pan
techuicon and furniture repository
in Beljrravia, covering an acre of
ground, was burned last evening.
The fire broke out at four o'clock,
p. m., raging until midnight, and
then the tire was only stopped by
the engineers demolishing walls
and preventing its progress. The
destruction of the building alone, is
$l,000,000,!'which, however, is most
ly coverecHby insurance. The total
los3, including contents of the burn
ed structure, consisting of pictures,
mirrors, five hundred carriages, and
a vast amount ot other goods of va
nous kinds, is estimated at $lo,000,
000. Five houses and several large
stables adjacent, were partially de
stroyed. There were a number of
accidents. Two firemen were killed
The tire attracted an immense and
unruly crowd, anu it became nec
essary to call out the militia to pre
Riot iu Madrid Arret of an Editor.
Havana, Feb. 11. A mob ol
several hundred men marched to
wards the Captain General's -palace
last evening, demanding that the
government send into the field the
entire battallion of volunteers with
tneir own offlcers, instead of one-
tenth of the battallion as ordered in
Jovellar's recent decrees. The
mounted police dispersed the riot
ers. No casualties. The Captain
General to-day quartered a detach
ment of Gen.s Dearmes in the bar
racks opposite the palace.
The police have arretted Latumo
Mortinez, editor of the Union, a
workingrnan's journal, and a priest
named Castroboth, and: sent them
to Morro Castle. They are known
to be strong: republicans, and are
reported to have been connected
with yesterday's demonstration as
stated. The draft will be carried
out within twenty days. The city
is not quiet, but further trouble is
feared. The eonsular agent of the
United Status, at Barroco, officially
denies the truth of the report that
the steamer Kansas took soundings
of the harbor while recently lying
at that port. Ibe Arapilesis leak
ing badly,! and will probably go to
Martinique to be docked.
Santa Anna, arrived in Ha
vana yesterday from Nassau ei-
route to Mexico. He returns to
Mexico under Jerdo's proclamation
of amnesty, and will take no part in
Wasi 0 nt; ton , Feb. 1 4 . Senate.
The coiimittee on privileges and
elections this morning decided in
the matter of the charges affecting
the election of senator Spencer, to
proceed therewith upon documen
tary evilence furnished, and if held
advisable during the progress of the
investigation, tosummon witnesses.
The couLsel for both Spencer and
Sykes wbre heard ; the lormer ad
vocating the determination of the
contest In documentary evidence,
and theatter favoring an oral in
IIou. The cheap transporta
tion ad locates have had a field day
in the ipuse. .Bell, of Georgia, de-
liveredln exhaustive argument in
favor q water transportation, and
ih advt racy of his mil granting aid
tothe Atlantic and Great Western
Canal, lie was followed by Air.
Cleiriers, of Illinois, who also urg
ed the leticssity of water transpor
tation t tbe people of the west, as
a reLie to their present distressed
conditinj which grew out of the
fact of their inability to reach a
market Both of these gentlemen
urged lat the true policy of good
govern eut was to afford the best
means r the development of new
industr il ! interests, and that no
pretens i of false national economy
should e permitted to stand in the
way otlhe just demands ot a sui-
TU 13 'COURTS.
' SrKciAt, Term ok- Wakb Scpkhior
Ccvm His Honor Judge Touhoek
ritKHiDXNO. Tho following cae wero
on trial and disponed of yesterday :
Harris vs Dunn. Judgment for plain
tiff for $70.
Upchu rch vs Crawford. Motion for
new trial. Allowed, on payment of full
Lee va Kalfcitfu L Gtutou lLiilroad.
Verdict for plaintiff.
of this week.
Supreme Court. This court met at
its usual hour, all tho .justices being
present. In tho cause of tho puMic prin
ter, the argument wero concluded,
and the following additional causes
wero lu-ard :
J as. W. Jenkins A Co. vs. JamcV II.
Heal, from Halifax, lutchf lor tt Kd
wards for plaintiir. Ivlward Onigland
David (.'lark vs. J. 15. Williams and
wile, et al. from Halifax. Smith A
Strong and Walter ( Mark for plaintiir.
Conigland, Moore A: iatlinj; for defen
dants. Stato vs. Stephen I'.ohl.itt, from War
ren. ; Attorney General for tho State.
No counsel lor defendant.
James N. U..le vs Commissioners (f
Franklin county, from 1- ianklin. Mer
riinou, fuller A Ashe for plaintiir. J.
J. Davis lor defendants, was plu, ed at
the end of the doeket.
Poetry ok Jls ricK. lverylMd v
who lias had occasion to visit tho court
room, wherein justice is dispensed,
either Federal or State, in tins city, ha
Jieard the stentorian tone of our worthy
"crier," and observed him industrious
ly "stitching away" at his trade as a
tailor, between his cull of court duty.
Civil eases only are being tried at the
special session of Wake court, now In'
session; and being, as a general thing,
without interest' to others except the
lawyers, their clients, and tho enforced
attention necessary on tho part of tho
judge and jury, the monotony existing,
affords the "old man" a lino opportuni
ty to ply his trade. In one of these sea
sons of concentrated dullness, tho jxetie
genius of the able and learned presiding
judge,-was wrought upon, and the fol
lowing lines wero evoked:
R ES r EOT V V t. LY INSrRlRED
ItY Jl'lMJK A. W. T.
Wrinklod and old was tho crier grey
As ho sat in the court-house dim :
Tho wordy tumult Hfat o'er him ro
Was naught in the world to him.
Tho lawyers wero wrangling, pro
Tho wearied jurors slept ;.
The badgered witnesses blundered on,
As slowly tho moments crept. ,
Tho Judge on tho bench, with anxious
Sat watching the noisy scono
To hold the scale with an equal poi.so
Was a wearisome task, I ween :
But amidst it all tho crier grey,
With a smile on his grizzled face,
With his needle, contentedly "working
As ho sat in his .'customed place.
The bustling crowd of lookers-on
Smiled as they passed hipi, toand fro,
While tho evening sun wove a golden
O'er his brow, with its settingglow.
But his needle flow, and ho waxed his
"Stitch! stitch ! stitch !" as tho poet
Of the woman who served for her daily
Not crooning the " Kong of tho Shirt,"
The cheerful rhyme of tho crier's coat.
Bright be tho evo of tho cier's life,
Unbittereu by tno dream or woo
An oasis in the waste of strife.
Unsunned in the sunset glow.
RALEtOir, l'h. 13, 1K74.
Sl'KCIAI. TkKM OK WAKK S.Ul'KUIOU
Court, 1IimI1onoh Juimjk Tourokk
Prkst di n k- The following cases wero
heard and disposed of yesterday :
Sam Wortham vs H. N. Howell. Ver
dict for plaintiff for W.S" and interest.
James M. Jones vs Arthur Jones.
Verdict lor plaintiff. ,
A. (J. Sanders vs. J. S Illinton.
Judgment against phiintill' for cost.
Jell". Fisher and others vs. P. 1". Pes
cud. Judgment against plaintiffs for.
Joseph Blako vs. Brown it. 1-Mwards.
Verdict for defendants.
This court will continue in session
during the next week, after which n re-ce.-.s
will bo taken until tho third week
in March, when tho trial of cases on tho
civil docket will ho continued.
Suprmk Court. This court met nt
its usual hour, all tho Judges being
present and tho following causes vero
argued : -
Francis A. Ilodgo vs. Madison 11.
Hodge, from Wake, I). (J. Fowle for
the plaintiff. JS. (1. Haywood and H.
but placed at the end of tho docket
William M. Urown vs. Josiah Turner,
Jr., and W. II. Ifwerton, Kecrcfarv
c f tmr ... ,
vc, irom y a k c. .inriyr. jruo and
liatchclor for plaintiff . Attorney 'Gen
eral, Fuller and Ashe for -jWndluU.
iho argument will bo concluded this -morning,
it being the causo in which
the question of the public printing is
involved, having consumed most of tho
time ot tho session of this court on yes
A New Daily Thk Evkninu Cum.
cent. Tho Crewent 1'ublishiiig Com
pany, composed ol lour orthy printeis
of Edwards, liroughtoti t Co. s pub
lishing house, propose in about ono
week from the present time to com
mence tho publication of an oveninar
journal with the abovo title, to bo edit
ed by T. II. Kingsbury. Esri.. now of
the , Sentinel. ,It will be conservative in
politics, but at the same time temper
ate and courteous, studiously ovoiding
all oflcnsivo, personalties. Terms cash
in advance, .i perannum ; $2.50 for six .
months, Ac. They will also publish a
weekly at 81.50 for ono vear. Wo wish
all concerned the fullest success.
Capt. T. C. Evans and
lady arc 'at tho
Major Jno. W. (Jraham, of Ilillsboro.
was in the city yesterday.
Dr. A. B. Chapin, a leading republi
can in Chatham, is in the city.
Capt. Tom Arrington is assisting (ico
Jones, the agent at the N. C. depot. - j
J. W. Moore. Ilsa.. of Hertford. IVri-
quimans county, in at tho YarborongW.
Kev. Dr. R. fi. Mason, Rector of
ChrisLs Church in tbL city, is aeriousily
ill of pneumonia. j
Judge A. W. Tourgeo mado a flying
trip homo last night. Ho will boon ,
hand Monday morning.
Lewin W. Barringer and lady aro at
tho Yarlorough, having arrived on yes
terday afternoon from Philadelphia.
That was a magnificent hunk of beef
Dr. Blacknall had swinging to the
breeze in front of his hotel yesterday.
Capt. J. W. Doyle, a well known ho
tel keeper and railroad man of this
State, died at Petersburg on Thursday
morning. . .
Doorkeeper Hill maketh a racket
knocking to orJwr unruly members
with his knife on tho reporters desk
not much more of it now T
We were gland to shako Topi Evans
by tho hand yesterday, and shall bo
glad to hear him repeat his lecture soon.
Ijiie as 1 have seen it."
Judge Tourgee has adjourned the su
perior court of Alamanco' to Monday
week, in consequence or the serious ill
ness of the clerk. Col. W. A. Albright.
W. J. Woodward of the NM-York
South, is stijll in tho city. The Nftrth
Carolina edition or his paper will be
issued in March, and ; fifty thousand .
copies will be printed.