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FIELD. FORT AND FLEET.
! Halleek's Approach on Corinth And
Beauregard's Orderly Eraenatlon.
i Detroit Kree Press.
I Corinth was one of the charuel-
apots of the war. From the time the
Confederates first occupied it until
the last Federal left it the spade
of a grave digger never had an idle
hour. The soldier who tented on
its soil and drank of its water faced
death as surely as in battle. Low,
flat, its soil full of chills and its wa
ters unfit even for horses to drink,
Confederate and Federal found it a
graveyard as well as a strategic
point. "Died at Corinth" is the
legend on hundreds and hundreds
of headstones in the national cem
eteries, and 'Died at Corinth' sup
plies the epitaph of hundreds and
hundreds of Confederates.
Directly after the battle of Shi
loh Beauregard retreated by slow
and easy marches to Corinth, and
there intrenched. It has been as
serted thatHalleck more than any
other man waa to blame for getting
Grant into a position to be annihi
lated, and it is certain that directly
after the battle he made no secret
of his personal hostility. He at
once proceeded to Shiloh and took
command of the army in person
and in reorganizing it he took care
to humiliate lirant by virtually de
priving him of his rank. Grant's
own immediate command was di
vided and sandwiched until he
could not find it, nor was he con
sulted in regard "to its disposi
It was tht, last days of April be
fore Halleck and his grand army of
upwards 80,000 men were ready to
move on Corinth, and in the inter
val he took dne care to keep the
nation on the watch for the end of
PICK AND SPADE.
While Halleek's proclamations
and . dispatches carried the idea
that he meant to walk right over
Beauregard and into Corinth when
he got started, he had scarcely left
the Tennessee Kiver behind when
be began to intrench. There is not
today a single mile between Shiloh
and Corinth where his old intrench-
ments cannot be foun d. W hene ver
his advance struck a Confederate
picket and a dozen carbines were
discharged, the orders went back
for spades ;tnd picks.
The army moved like a hobbled
horse. Its average advance was
not half a mile a day. Corps and
divisions and brigades left one line
of breastworks to advance and erect
another, and had Corinth been
twenty miles farther away Halleck
would have been all summer reach
ing it. From the 3d to the 21st of
May Halleck advanced only five
miles, although the Confederate
force on bis whole army front had
at no time numbered a division.
Every day he had a dispatch for
the Northern press, and every
night he hugged bis intrenchments
and routed out the-whole army at
every alarm from the picKet
posts. BESIEGING COEINTH.
Beauregard had in and around Cor
inth not to exceed 45,000 men. His
lines of work were . erected for
temporary defense, and were not
begun until after Halleck began
moving. ' The Federal works built
three miles out of Corinth, and
rbuilt in thirty six hours at that,
were far stronger than any erected
defend the city.
And yet Halleck not only got it
into his bead that he must fay siege
to Corinth ifter the regular fashion
but he got such a train of siege
guns on hand for the purpose that
half his army was worn out in get
ting the monsters over the country
and in position- Beauregard had
cause to dread a prom ptf and rapid
advance of the Federal army, with
a quick and vigorous rush upon
some one point of his works, but
there was no cause for alarm over
That the great Federal army
marching on Corinth would
eventually arrive before it and that
its evacuation was only a question
of time, must have been clear to
the Confederate commander, but
yet, to delay the time as long as
possible, he delayed Halleck. Two
of the Confederate attacks made
upon portions of the Federal army
while on the march were digni
fied as battles, although only a few
brigades were brought into action.
Whatever Beauregard did puzzled
and delayed Halleck and proved his
incompetency. None of his corps
commanders could have committed
greater blunders, while Grant or
Sherman were far more qualified to
command the army and push it
ahead to victory.
Outside of the two attacks men
tioned, the Confederates delayed
Halleck by such skirmishing as
would have delayed no one else.
Whenever the Federal advance
struck a Confederate picket which
dered up, and if
held its ground for any length of
ades would be or-
f a scout came in
with the report of n Confederate
division in position on one of the
roads the matter was serious
enougli tor a council of generals.
On the liSth of May Halleck had
fairly invested Corinth, and his
siege guns were up and in position.
Beauregard did not have an earth-'
work ou his whole line that Held
artillery could not have battered
down, nor was there one single
point in hisline which was consid
ered impregnable. It was pretty con
clusively shown, when the l-eilerals;
liually occupied Corinth, that had I
Halleck massed on his right audi
attacked sharply he would :
have doubtless broken through.!
Indeed, a sudden dash by 10,000
men at any point on the Confeder
ate line would have tried it se
verely. Halleck neither massed for a
crushing blow nor tried it sudden
dash, he was going to besiege Beau
regard, the same as if the Confed
erate troops had been shut up in a
walled city with no lino of retreat
and no way to renew supplies of pro
visions. Having doubled the
force of Beauregard, intrenchments
equally as strong,HaIleck waited for
attacks instead of making them.and
for three or four days routed the
army out upon the slightest pretext
On the 30th day ;of May he fully
expected an attack along his lines,
and that without further excuse
than heavy picket firing.
Beauregard had known for days
and weeks that he must fall back
when Halleck moved np. The val
ue of Corinth as a strategic point
was not worth risking a battle in
which he would be outnumbered,
and must attack intrenched lines at
that. Therefore, on the last days
of May orders were given lor the
evacuation of the place. 2so point
was over abandoned in a more or
derly andsystematic manner in the
face of an enemy.
Every infantry corps was ordered
to move at a certain hour, by a cer
tain rendezvous. Every baggage
train had its position assigned and
was given a particular hour for leav
ing. Every ammunition train and
battery knew its position in
the line of retreat, the strength of
its guard, and the spot where it
was to halt on the other side of the
Tnscnmbia. While four-filths of
the infantry vere to begin the re
treat at a certain hour, it was un
der such instructions that, had an
attack been made by Halleck at any
point daring the night, every brig
ade would have wheeled about and
marched back to the trenches with
out confusion. About one-fifth of
the infantry was left in the trenches
for some hours, and cavalry in con
siderable force was at the front.
The cavalry was- to skirmish and
annoy and keep up appearances
until the last of the infantry was
miles away, and then in falling
back to destroy bridges and ob-
8truck the roads as much as possi
INCIDENTS OF THE EVACUATION.
The whole history of the war
does not furnish another such cool
and deliberate proceeding as the
evacuation of Corinth. Much of
the Confederate line was under fire.
Halleck was moving bodies of troops
here and there, and his siege guns
were expected to open fire every
moment, and yet the Confederate
evacuation was without hurry or
excitement. Beauregard had two
railroads to send away stores by,
and he did not leave $10 worth of
public property behind him. All
his guns, ammunition, tents,
wagons, ambulances, lorage and
other stores were sent off in safety.
The orders to each corps, division.
brigade and regiment were so clear
and plain that mistakes were im
The programme mnst be carried
out in the face of a great army
ready to spring at a moment's
notice. The Confederates, there
fore, resorted to Yankee cunning
to conceal their movements. A
balloon, not large enough to hold a
man, but big enough to fool Hal
leck, was sent up on the night of
the evacuation ana nekl suspended
for some hours. The glare of the
camp fires made the balloon plainly
visible to the Federals, and the
amount of iron and lead fired at it
would hare been a load for a freight
At stated intervals through the
night the railroad locomotives at
the depots blew whistles as if trains
were arriving, and soldiers detailed
for the purpose cheered the "rein
forcements" so vigorously that
Halleck believed the whole South
ern Confederacy was massing in
Another of the tricks was to keep
the camp-fires burning and now
and then send up signal-rockets
and open picket-firing. The Feder
al picket-line was thus kept disturb
ed and anxious, and Halleck was
sorely puzzeled to know what new
plan Beauregard was carrying out.
Worthless teuts and ammunition
and broken wagons were left as
prizes, but whatever was of value,
no matter what the trouble to move
it, was moved. Several artesian
wells had been bored in search of
better water. The machinery of
these was not only taken away,
but the wells themselves
destroyed. The programme
of evacuation was carefully followed
and on the morning of the 30th
Halleck had before him only the
Confederate cavalry pickets.
OPENING THE SIEGE.
At daylight on the morning of
the 30th, when Beauregard's army
was miles away. Halleck opened
the siege of Corinth. His great
guns roared, his army cheered, and
round-shot and shell pounded at
undefended earth-works. When he
finally became satisfied that Corinth
had been evacuated, he rushed in,
captured 400 convalescents who
had failed to move, as many old
muskets, a few half-burned freight
cars and disabled locomotives, and
that was the end.
BOMBASTIC POPE AND HALLECK.
On the 4th oi June Halleck re
covered sulliciently to report that
Tope had pushed Beauregard many
miles, capturing 10,000 prisoners,
15,000 stands of arms, twelve field
pieces, a train of wagons, nine loco
motives and many cars.
Pope had not captured 000 priso
ners; he had not even attacked
Beauregard in force: he had not
pressed him at all; he had not
captured 800 muskets, nor a single
field-piece, nor an army wagon. He
captured some cars and disabled
locomotives, but had himself lost
prisoners, and had abandoned many
mules and wagons.
Beauregard deliberately withdrew
to a new position at Tupelo, and
Halleck left for the Hast to se
cure a grander tield for his military
ambition. He left no friends be
hind. Arrogant and conceited, he
had perilled a campaign, disgusted
a nation and shown his utter incom
petency every hour in the dav.
Had Halleck stuck to the West 'it
is doubtful if Grant, Sherman or
Thomas would have been even
continued corps commanders.
A colored witness in Washington
testified that she didn't know why
Sal assaulted her except that Sal
had been very hightoned and ram
buctious since she served three
months in jail.
THE LIME-KIO CLUB.
Detroit Free Press.
The lecturer who, it was hoped,
Would show up at this meeting
having failed again, Judge Chewso
arose and suggested that it would
be a good Idea to give members of
the club a chance to mate a lew re
marks on pertinent subjects. There
were many orators in the club,
many pertinent subjects, and such
a programme as he had suggested
would tend to increase confidence
save fuel, cure bad breath and res
cue oratory from the swamp into
which the State Legislature had
"Werry well," said the President
as the Judge sat down; "we will
now listen to some oratory from
Brudder Chewso on de pertinent
snbjick of divorce."
The Judge arose, removed his
coat, pushed up his sleeves, cleared
his throat with a sound like a tin
pan rolling along a gravelled roof,
"Ladies an' gem'len, I ."
"Dar am no ladies present," in
terrupted the President.
"Jess so, sah jess so. I'll begin
agin, sar. Fellow citizens an' fel
low patriots: Go back wid me 3,000
y'ars an' stan' on de banks of de
Tiber. It am night an' de "
"Brudder Chewso, what has 3,000
y'ars ago got to do wid de twenty-
four apphcashuns fur divorce filed
in Chicago in the space of forty-five
minits one day las' week!" asked
'Den let 'em alone."
"Werry well, sah. I'll begin once
mo ' san. jmends, nayDurs ana
conspirators, what am divorce? A
band of pilgrims leaves England
on de Mayflower. Dey sail, an'
sail, an' sail, an' finally de crew
becomes alarmed an' threaten to
frow Columbus oberboard if he
doan' turn back. It was "
"Judge, sot down!" called the
"Bekase your style of oratory am
crackin all de plaster on de walls
an' puttin' de seazun back at leas'
ten days! Ize wilin' to gin you a
chance, an' I hope youll. some day
be heard of in de halls of Congress,
but jist at de present date you kin
aim ten dollars beatin' ca'pets whar
you can airn ten cents tryin' to ride
de wild steed of oratory. You am
a mighty good man when it comes
to helpin' move a coal stove or
breakin' a mule colt, but de minit
you reach oratory your feet begin to
slide in all direckshuns1 an' you soon
land on de back b' your head."
The Judge sat down, and it is
understood that he will resign from
Sir Isaac Walpole said he desired
to state, before passing the bean
box, that he had tried oratory, and
gone to bed hungry;, he had tried
poetry an' been obliged to go bare
foot; he had tried philosophy, and
had been ejected for nonpayment
of rent. He had therefore come to
the conclusion that ten shillings a
day and steady work, with a little
quinine to tone up the system now
and then, was about as fat a posi
tion as any colored man could ask
for. He then passed around, and
the following candidates were
duly elected: Vesuvius Jones,
Suedown Davis, Elder Cahoots,
Colonel Smilax, Judge Stivers,
William Blossom, Lord Joseph
Watkinson, Prof. Canebrake John
son and Sarsaparilla Jackson.
At a meeting held in March, Prof.
Swingback was fine 116 for leaving
the hall without permission during
a session. He explained that he
dropped his jack-knife out of the
window and ran down to secure it
but the fine was not remitted. He
then appealed from the decision,
arid the committee of six now
"Dis committee has come to de
seclushun dat de President was
right an' dat Prof. Swingback was
wrong. We sustain de President
in sustainin' de fine."
The Professor himself rose up
with a melting smile and apolo
gized for having appealed. His
conscience had troubled him ever
since that occasion, and he now
desired to borrow 1C of sixteen
different members, and pay the fine
and have the affair off his mind.
"In disersin' to your varus
homes," said the President as the
triangle sounded its notes of warn
ing, "remember dat civility am de
grease which keeps de wheels of
society Irom stickm' last to de ax
letrees. An obleegin' disposishun
may keep your wash-tub an' flat
irons lloatin' aroun' de uayborhood
leben months in de y'ar but de
same reason will bring in chicken
broth an' kind words in case you
have a run of bilious fever. Some
body wake up Elder Toots, an' let
us go keerfully down sta'rs."
This and That.
Young married men have ceased
to emigrate to Iowa. 1 he State
produces more twins than any oth
er in the Union.
Wild geese never take a secoud
mate. It is a great thing when a
goose once recognizes the fact that
there are already too many geese
in the world.
Arthur takes the straigtit old
stuff. And not an inferior order
of goods, either but old Kentucky
bourbon whisky, at 818 a gallon.
A certain rich man says of his
wealth: "This is what I have often
sighed lor, even cried for, some
times lietl for, and nearly died for.
What should I let it slide fori"
Oak placed in the lihine L',000
years ago by Roman bridge-builders
is being taken out and made into
pianos to be thumped by conquering
young women who play Mollie Dar
ling. A lady wanted her little girl to
bathe in a room the windows of
which opened into the yard, in
which were some fowls. "lint,"
said the little girl. "I don't want to
bathe before the chickens."' "Oh
never mind the chickens," said the
mother, "Well," said the little wo
man, "I won't bathe before the
rooster, anvhow." Little CJ iris at
ALL OVER THE SOUTH.
Nearly a million acres of land in
Louisiana have been sold recently
to a Kansas speculator.
It is said that there are twenty-five
thousand women in Tennessee who
A disease thought to be pink eve
is raging among the horses in the
upper part of liappahannock coun
'Tis said that that the English
sparrows have driven nearly all the
mocking birds from around Golds
boro, N. C.
Texas bluegrass seed is being
tried in west Tennessee. In the
absence of lime this grass, it
is thought, will thrive best in that
Mr. John Berger, of Montgomery
Ala., has lost six calves within the
past few days from eating mock or
ange leaves on the streets and
The State Capitol of Texas will
probably be built of fine granite
instead of limestone. It is claimed
that this will make it the best
State-house on the continent.
Prof. Hallett, of the University of
Virginia, win be President ot the
University of Texas, which is en
dowed with a cash income of $35,
000 a year, besides 2,000,000 acres
The grave of Charles Lee, first
attorney ol the United States, is
located two miles from Warrenton,
Fauquier, and as a matter of course
has beeen for nearly a century un-
cared lor and neglected.
Owen Conner, a boy twelve years
of age, has taken a position as tele
graph operator at Wheeling, Va.,
at $60 per month. He has been an
operator at Uniontown, Pa., since
he was seven years old.
The citizens of Charleston, S. C,
are to erect a monument to John
C. Calhoun, in that city. It will be
surmounted by a status, on which
a Roman sculptor is engaged. The
statute is fifteen feet in height and
will be cast in bronze.
Atlanta Constitution:, Daniel
Dowse, aged ninety, and Eacheal
Jones, aged seventy-five, of Burke
county, were married last week.
The timid bride clutched nervously
to the arm of her groom, who bore
himself with manly pride.
The Halifax (Fla.) Journal says
a black snake recently jobbed a
sitting hen at the Ocean Yievr
House and swallowed the eggs, j
Three game, hens and a rooster at
tacked him while unable to travel
briskly, owing to his greediness,
and killed, him.
Six thousand baby alligators are
sold in Florida every year, and the
amount of ivory, number of skins
and quantity of oil obtained from
the older members of the saurian
family are sufficient to entitle them
to a high place among the products
of the State.
Savannah Keics: Joe Brown's
income is said to be $1,000 a day.
Of this amount he gets $500 a day
from the Dade-county coal mines.
There is no doubt that he is making
money faster than any other South
ern man. His fortune is now esti
mated at$2,000,000. The Senator's
son denies the soft impeachment.
Mr. Wm. J.. Goodwyn, of Cullo
den, Ga., has invented aplow;with
a wheat sower, cotton-seed planter
and cotton chopper. He claims it
will save the use of from, two to
three mulea and three to four hands
labor the year round. He has ex
hibited it to our most practical
farmers, and they all agree with
one accord that, it is the most per--feet
thing yet invented for cnltivat-;
ing cotton. He has also invented
a car coupler which is, automatic in
its actions, and will couple on two
cars regardless of iifference , in
height of bumpers.
Sparta (Ga.) Ishmaelite: A calf
was born on the place of Hon. J. W.
Moore last week with one body
and .two fully and distinctly devel
oped necks and heads. While its
body was very stout; the only un
usual feature of it was that just be
hind the front 'shoulders : On i the
back the spinal column seemed to
divide, and its present and shoul
ders were very broad. Each was
beautifully formed, there being no
no connection between them ex
cept that they both came from the
same trunk. Each head was of
usual size, a perfect and handsome
formation. The calf was dead when
New Orleans' Times-Democrat:
At Hollywood Cemetery, near Rich
mond, Va., in the Soldiers' Section
B, Row, 27, is a plain granite mon
ument inscribed "Catherine Hoges
Company K, Fifth Louisaua; 1863."
It is said this grave is never over
looked on Memorial Day. She came
to Virginia as the vivandier of the
company. It was her intention to
nurse the sick and care for the
wounded. Her life was devoted to
the Confederate cause. In some of
the holidays parades that marked
the presence of Southern soldiers,
in the early days of the war, with
gay red cap and zouave-like dress,
she marched at the head of the
command to which she was at
tached. Her mission was to nurse
others, but she herself soon re
ouired nursing. She fell sick and
died, and was buried amidst the'
Richmond Dispatch: A German
woman immigrant is teaching the
farmers in the neighborhood of
Norfolk something about sheep,
shearing. The Virginian says: "The
modus operandi was simple, but
very effective, and a great improve
ment ou old Virginian method,
which requires two negro men to
catch the sheep, two to hold it and
one to shear. After catching the
sheep and tying its hind feet to
gether, the woman sat down on the
ground with her legs stretched out
in front, and bound the animal's
feet to her right foot; then taking
the sheens head under her led arm
she rapidly and skillfully plied the i
shears with her right hand. The1
work was beautifully done, the :
tleect' being removed very evenlv
and the skin tree from all cuts,
When necessary the sheep was
shitted from side to side."
(ileaned from onr Exchanges.
Wilmington Star: Mr. G. Z.
French, from Rocky Point, and
Capt. R. P. Paddison, of Point
Caswell, both report that the sub
erabundance of rain has been quite
a set-back to the crops in their sec
tions of Pender, but if the heavy
seasons stop now upon the quarter
ing of the moon the damage will not
Raleigh News-Observer: Thirty-
nve thousand and lour hundred
dollars in old bonds were received
at the treasury yesterday for ex
change. We have been shown
by Mr. G. W. Atkinson some very
fine peaches of the Early Hale vari
ety, grown at Apex in this vicinity.
This is early for North Carolina
Who can beat Apex.
Greensboro Patriot: Eggs con
tinue in demand at M cents per
dozen. Col. Connally's two ser
mons at the Baptist church yester
day were masterpieces of robust
pulpit logic. "What shall the
harvest be t" has been settled by
the rains of the past few days. It
will be as fine as last year in this
county and a better wheat year
was never known.
Ashboro Courier: Giles Pickett's
wife was found dead in her bed last
Thursday morning. Mr. J. N.
Elder of Trinity township shot a
mad dog in his yard a few nights
ago The recent hail storms in
this county have done more damage
than was at first estimated. The
damage is considerable and exten
sive. In some sections of our coun
ty wneat ana oars nave Deen com
Clayton Bnd: Mrs. Griffin, wife
of Dr. J. A. Griffin, was stung, or
bitten, by a spider, on her upper
lip, she supposed, while asleep, one
night last week, from wbich she
suffered severely for two or three
days.- The refreshing rains are
making corn and cotton do some
pretty growing now. Cotton is
looking well around Clayton. The
young crop of grass will keep the
farmer busy for awhile. Twelve
persons were baptised in Neuse
last Sunday by Rev. Mr. W. C.
Nowell. After which he preached
a sermon at Liberty church.
Elizabeth City Economist: The
residence of the Bishop of the new
Diocese of Eastern North Carolina
will prdbable be in, Wilmington, as
a Bishop's house, purchased for
Bishop Atkinson, is there. Raise
stocks and stop talking about the
scarcity of labor. Every beef that is
fattened pays for the corn he eats
$5, a barrel. Sow your land down
in clover, hogs grazing on the field
will pay' one 1 hundred per cent.
Sheep pay well if you adopt the
shot gnn management for dogs.
AUkinds; of stock' will pay except
dogs. ' Mules will pay 100 per cent.
It costs no more to raise a mule
than to raise a calf and at three
years he will sell for $100.
Greensboro, Patriot; Mr. J. F.
Lookabill sustained a painful injury
yesterday from a fall. i Capt.
Vanstory is engaged today in har
vesting his magnificent crop of rye,
oats and barley. It is a sight worth
looking at. -McLeansville shows
the first new wheat of this year's
crop. It was raised by Mr. E. W.
Smith and harvested Monday. The
heads are heavy with large plump
grains and is free from all blight or
rust. A&showing an extraordinary
yield Mr. Smith says he has counted
j.6 stalks from one grain of, wheat.
Airthe reports from the' county
agree that the crop will not fall but
little bf hind last year's magnificent
crop. . There is much less straw but
the. grain is heavier and better de
veloped. The heads are chuck full
of sound grains.
Smithfie'fd Herald: Two hundred
shad were captured at one haul in
Swift Creek, near Smithfield, last
Thursday. This is the biggest haul
of the season. In digging the
railroad cistern at this place, a log
about two leet in diameter ana
feet long waft found sixteen feet in
the-ground. How it got there is a
mystery unsolved.- The recent
rains have given new life to the
crops. Good crops are reportod all
through Johnston, and tire, indica
tions are that the crop of cotton will
be the finest for many years. Corn is
looking well, wheat not as good as
last year, and oats pretty much a
Durham Tobacco Plant: The wheat
and oat crops have been greatly im
proved by the recent rains. Mr.
Geo. M. Harden informs us that a
few mornings since he saw quite a
number of very line carp playing in
the pond of Col. Blackwell. Col.
Blackwell has just had constructed
another about a mile from town
and will stock the pond with carp.
On Monday morning, the 1th.
instant, Charles E. Crabtreo left
home under peculiar circumstances
and since that time no cluo has
been obtained as to his wherea
bouts. He left before breakfast,
taking his overcoat with him, and
.remarked to his wife that he was
going out in the country to collect
some bills. He left on foot and
went iu the direction of Fayettville.
His family and friends are auxious
to'hear from him, and our exchanges
will confer a favor by mentioning
the above circumstance.
Charlotte Journal-Obscrrcr: One
of the most terrific rain storms that
has ever been known to fall in this
State, visited Salisbury and vicin
ity last Saturday night. So fright
ful was the downpour that many of
the people are inclined to the be
lief that it was a genuine water
spout. Be this as it may, it was
no ordinary rain storm. Min
glod with the roar of the torrents,
came the roll of thunder and the
crack of lightning, and the course
of the turbulent streams, with mill
houses and bridges tumbling and
rolling down their swollen currents
were lighted here and there by
blazing barns. Little streams that
inordinary times could be stepped
over by a child were quickly con
verted into rivers, and ruin was
being worked on every hand. The
storm appears to have extended for
ten miles around Sali.duiry and wa
severest up the line of tlie Westei i
North Carolina .Railroad, where
two overturned engines and a
buried tram, bore evidence of it
disastrous results. The trial of
W. T. Dodson, charged with mnr
der, arson, and embezzlement, in
Danville, Va., was closed Saturday
He was found guilty of manslangh
ter, lor which he was sentenced to
the penitentiary for five years, of
arson, for which ho was sentenced
for three years, and of embezzle
ment for which he was sentenced
to two years; ten years in all. He
plead guilty to the two latter
charges. Dodson belongs to a re
spectable family, bnt had fallen
into the habit of drinking and
gamming, anu embezzling money
ot tne warehouse where he was em
ployed, until becoming desperate
he insured his life for $5,000, and
on the 23d of April employed two
negroes to bring him a dead body,
his object being to burn the house
he slept in, with the body in it,
thus leaving the impression that
he had met his death in that way,
leave for parts unknown, and let
his family get the benefit of the in
surance. instead ot Dnnginjr a
dead body his employees brought a
live man whom they knocked on
the head and turned over to him
and got the money which be agreed
to pay thm. He then arranged
tne Dody, nred the bouse and de
parted. But the fire was discovered
in time to prevent the destruction
of the building, and the game was
exposed. He was arrested at
Chatham the following day and
brought back to Danville, where he
has been since held await inff trial.
It was one of the most deliberate
crimes on record in that State, and
throughout the trial Dodson showed
a surprising amonnt of coolness.
Catharine Lake Items.
Mr. Harvey is doing s gcod trade at
Snecd 'g Ferry.
The mouth of New Riv" deserve
some appropriation from the govern
ment. Any one can see it who will go
A heavy rain and wind storm every
where on June 2d. At the mouth of
New River, it was almoet equal to (he
great August storm.
The flounder is like tho flee "when
you think you've cotched him you
hant." If you don't think bo, ask some
green-horn in the business.
When the Yankees came to Onslow
county, they found three strange
things Old George Young, a tame wil4
goose, and a dead live-oak.
The hog cholera is playing hvoc
among the hogs in the lower part of the
county. Can some correspondent give
us a remedy in the Journal?
A good doctor can got a splendid
practice by settling at Snood's Ferry.
They are anxious for one and expect to
advertise in the Medical Journal.
Our county was represented at the
Kington College commencement by Col.
8. B. Taylor and family, Edgar and Nick
Cox, Miss Lorena Murrill and others.
They report an excellent time.
Our county might be called "the land
of figs." Mr. W. W. Lewis has some
bushes on the bank of New River,
which bear very fine figs. He says they
grow almoet as large as a man's fist.
Fishing is getting to be fine sport at
Catharine Lake. Col. Taylor caught 21
very large porch in less than an hour
Just as he was drawing up a perch a
jack began to chase him. He caught
the latter in his hand IH inches long.
The Sneed's Ferry section is almost
populous enough to be called a town
It has six stores in about a mile square,
about 200 school children In the Peru
district, and many other signs of pros
perity. Mr. Jas. Williams is now teach
ing for them.
, Mrs. Jos. E. Rhodes has been absent
from home for some time, visiting her
daughter. Mrs. Howard, of New Berne,
who has been very sick. Mr. Rhodes
has become disconsolate at a bachelor's
life, and will be absent for a few dav
The colored people of this county will
compare favorably with any in the
State. It is commonly remarked that
they are generally peaceable, quiet, and
hard working. They have several up
right men among them who preach and
set a good, moral example.
Mr. Q. W. Taylor, who has been
merchandising at Jacksonville for some
time, has lately' moved his furniture
from the Lake, and Mrs. Taylor will
sow be able to arrange ber own sweet
uuuiu, w aiiiii us tunics ura uvujtitb ui
the heart of woman and man too.
Wallace Lewis, at the mouth of New
River, has the largest gun which I have
ever seen. It is a full inch in the bore,
and about five feet in length. He says
he has shot a half pound of lead out of
it at one time, and is apt to kill some
thing. It was made to order to kill
wild geese and other large fowl at long
M. Fentress is hilling corn.
Cotton is looking very backward.
Mrs. U. C. Holton is visiting Mrs.
Fowler at the Ferry this week.
Messrs. E. O. Robbins, J. R. McCotter
and G. Jones went on a deer hunt Sat
urday, and killed a large buck and were
home by 11 a.m.
Capt. Balluncc, of Washington, N. C,
E. O. Robbing, J. R. Jones, J. L. Win
stead and I. Jones were on a fishing
spreo Monday with a drag net, and
only caught about forty liuli and three
bushels of oysters.
S. F. McCotter expecta to ship fifty
barrels of Irish potatoes by Elm City on
tho 14th it)Kt.,and several other farmers
are digging to ship same time. It has
been so wet this spring Irish potatoes
are rotting in the ground, and the farm
ers are compelled todigtliem to save
Mr. J. It. MdCottur says ha has five
acres of corn that the curlew bugs have
destroyed. Mr. Fentress also says he
has one or two acres destroyod by the
bugs. They say they think it is caused
by planting rice on the land the year
before. 1 hear several parties are done
News of Xouse River.
The Rteaim r Snow Hill went up Tues
day heavy loaded with merchandise
Our old friend V. H. Ward was on i
hoard with the samo old hottle. She !
did not k UP tiar C'reek.
Vour correspondent wan in Beaufort
county Monday. The farniern are hard
at work and their farmn are in a pros- j
perous condition. Heo robbing wan in
j full blawt Monday and 1 left the county 1
j a sweet boy. 1
On my way to Washington Saturday
I stopped ut Vanceboro; card playing
was the order of the day. That place is
noted for card playing and A. McCaffity
I and K. II. Anderson are said to be the
i Tlu wi m f 1 ii-r i-. l'cllilur mi i wiirin 1
shall only tal;c on one-half doz.en of i
Dawson a beer I his week ; that is cutting
tlollH down h:ilf: I don t l.hink I
growl at that. I
man are s.nd to
while men that drink at Dawson ' bar;
wo don't think ho. I.itti.k Hii.1..
Professional Card. :
GEO. M, LINDSAY, ! U
Attorney' at, Tin w
now tttvL, omM t.ir, c.
BfrMwa: Horn. A.. B. Mrr1mnn. T.
C. Knllr, Balelso, JS. C4 .Jturoa, lny
Von N. Cm , i 'j - -
Will pmetloe In Ui noontlM of Oimiw, I
nolr, JonMMd rn. Or)iMilnc nl o-.n-vayanrlng
tpwSnUj. Muainxaa rntrit.i to
ras wllLreeelvi prompt iteniun. oauat wir
' LEONIDAS J. f'OORE, , .
ATTORNEY AT LAW,,,
Nw Derne, N. C '
Will pnutUns la tha OnmIm of hmm, t.
nolr. jopea, Onaiuw, I'MUkwand Cwan; ,
In th U.M. iMalrlrt CVmrt. s
rrompvaiMAUon paid to tli ef!lM-tm
P. H. PELLETIEE,
Will praotlo In tha Courts af Oartarat, Jonaa, ,
Onaiow and Oravwa. '
Hpaelal attention 1vn to tha nnlWtJon vi
elalma, and aattllng aateta or demawd inr
aone. ( ; ...
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w.jrixbif. ' '"' . a. sraa.i
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ATTOKNET8 AT LAW,
Will nrartlna la thrviraif v.. 1.-'
Onalow,Uartrpt,Jn,imaiHl lair.V-l in
ttaa radatal Court at Naw brrna. (),! 1 r
P. MimPIIY;-PEARSALL, "
ATTORBKT AT LAW.
TEENTON, J OSES OO, J?. J.
Will arantifla 4n tha rhaaiiai r w. . .
fjanntr. lHiDllti. hmi.in .i.m,m.
oaoaoa V. wnmiri
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STEOffG & PERHY, .
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ITTOMEYS. AXD COLtSELLOM IT Uir.
Having flnrmad a fnrartnmhti f.r i
Kractica of the law ta Jmiramiiniv, will f. . 1
irly attend tha anarta of tha auna. rrt.,,,,.i
attention paid to eoUarllnna.
EQBju-aawu BilUiNa dt TERHY.
rntL.HOLLArj,JB. ol K.an.
HOLLAND &' GUION,
Attorn oym ,at, Jit w ,
(Office one door waat of OmUmi Ilouaa.) ,.
Will imtrttaa In tha rminiiM at t 'm n
Jonas, Oliaiow, CTwtorcl, l-n,nni aid Ltnnr
rrouipi attention rll to roJimiUoiia.
,;. DH' G.'ir BAGBY, ' .
Will ba In Now Items n-ou the
1st to tli e 15th of eaci. Month.
In Beaufort tum I5lb to U Wto. , ,
Office In Jfew Uerne, aver R W. An. w.
BmaJlwood's, corner South Front and Cnvm
Btreeta. 1 . .
Teeth xtrncted with oat pale by tha bm ,r
BlUotnvozUe. ' ' marM-dawU
n 1 ;
DR. Jl D. CLARK,
Offioa on Craven, street,
between Pol b wit
. aprl7Awl j ,
and Broad. , ', tf 1 ;
Ne-w, Berne Advertisements.
A. H.,P0TTE C CD,,
WHOLESALE AXD RETAIL
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And dftAlen In Foreign and rtnmwllo Frnli ,
Muta. ' Alao Ogare, Toliaooe, 1 o, air.
Pollock ttreet, hert to Geo. MUm d t . .'
w-ir w btnii ,i. c ; .H2
, , 1 1 ' I 1 pi I i ii 1 in tit . 1 m4 i ,
When yoa coma 1 to Mew Berna tar Furna'
tore be vara to oall at . , ...
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ON MIDDLE BTREET,':
Hiwond door sonve IT, K. Jmim.
He kenaa on hand far a nlta. fliamtMr '
BM, Walnat Hmlataerfa, IIuimm, Werrirolina,
Mattmaeca. tHiatra. Ixniiuma. Hulaa. tawfcra 'I -
blea, etc Koraaleat . . . . , . ;,
UOCK BOTTOM nilCJSS.
jan2wljr ' ' . '
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NKW BER.KK. If. C ,
Kuoi coiialantly an ' na'CT tha FINtjsf
UUAUTf (it ., ,
wood and WalaetfCaahotf "
In all alu-a, handaomeljr BMraatr
Popljur Cou of ail v
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Orilpra a' tflrfrfcph 'AuTor1 nlgnt promptly ,
ahlpnxd tif ftretlralaaXter order la aaaetvad. V w
octlllwlr . .
Guano; and Cdr.lL.;:
l,500iiok Vine Island"rjonn,
1,000 aacka Kiah; liune aud Potash,
1,000 sucks KatuU, at 113.60 A too. .
500 sin ks I'liciUc uuano. A .
500 sack Royrter's High Grade 'Acid.
I'hnHiilmtn. ' " '
700 sacks Norfolk FertiUivrat 118a too.,
Peruvian Guano. . , -r.t.
E. n. MEADOWS & to;
Corner l'ollock and Middle .
WarchouHey-Cottoo Exchang Itact,'
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WHOLESALE O RO OERb m
AND "V '"v. r'
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FAOtRS AXD COUSiTRT mOUHTS-" ;
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We are niiuln at our old aland, la oatW
KTOKK. We have a full line of
GrOCOriOS, Diy Good,
" of which
ortorttig vrry low at
tlall and take
: drra anlh'ttmL
and art our
low prlore. ur
MatUfeMkm snare hImhI.
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