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C. R. STAMPS, - -
KOV- 6 1874
THE RESULT !
WE HAVE MET THE ENEMY AND
THEY ASS OX7E8 1 1
The third of November just past
will long be a memorable day in our
political annals. It was the Water
loo of Radicalism. For fourteen
years the Republican party has
ruled this country with a red of iron
steeped in gal1. This period of its
supremacy has been signalized by
-war, confiscation, official corrup
tion and reckless violations of the
Constitution. It was 41 literally con
ceiredins in and born in iniquity."
the indignant repudiation of the A
merican people. History will do it
justice. It will be classified hear
after with organizations like the
Commune of Paris.
Founded on sectional animosities
in the beginning, it has been kept
alive and fostered by the bitterness
and rancor engendered by a bloody
civil war, and its baleful existence
still further prolonged by the " co
hesive power of public plunder."
It always lacked a vital principle
and since the abolition of slavery it
has never had any policy like all
parties that are born amid the fleet
ing passions of the hour, its exis
tence has been short lived. The
day was sure to come" when the
healthy Conservative Sentiment of
the American people would compel
The late elections are full of en
couragement to all lo$&fcof their
country. We need not yePdespair
of the Republic. The Republican
shibboleth " the Constitution is a
league with death and Covenant
with hell," has died away on the
breeze which brings to us the victo
rious shouts of the "fire tried"
The late elections have settled
two things, vix : Grant will never
be elected for a third terra, and car-
petbagism in the South has receiv
ed its death blow. This accursed
excerscence on our political system
will never more be known among
us, and in a few years will only be
remembered by the lead of debt it
has heaped upon the Southern
States. Three times three for the
National Democratic party.
Among the reasons which have
been urged for calling a Convention
none strikes us with more force than
the defects of our present judicial
system and the way in which the
Legislature is hampered in trying
to remedy some of its practical
evils. The act of 1873-4 amenda
tory of certain sections of Battle's
Revisal has somewhat relieved the
Superior Courts by removing from
the Docket a large number of the
more unimportant criminal cases,
but it is much to be doubted wheth
er it is not a grievous wrong to
the citizen especially of the more
ignorant and poorer class, to put him
into the hands of an ordinary Justice
of the Peace with little knowledge of
and still less regard fdtiie formal
ities of criminal procedure which
have been devised by the Law mak
ers and the courts for the protec
tion of the innocent part of the
community. It seems to be congid
ere.l by many that it is a matter of!
litUj importance in the case of
petty offenders that tbey are thrust
into a magistrates office and fined
and imprisoned with but small re.
gard to the decent conduct of their
trial, bo that by this means the
offender is punished ; that the
quicker and more informal the trial,
the better ; and that it U but lost
labor to inquire strictly into the
circumstances and degrees ofjiis
guilt. Now though it was an ab
solute necessity for us to have some
relief for our Superior Court, that
the important civil business of the
country might not be forever impe
ded by accumulating indictments I
for petty misdemeanors and felon- j
Jc- ' ' name or common jus-
tice, in the name of the unlearned
and poorer class of our citizens, both
white and colored, wo protest against
a constitution which makes the
present resort to the Justice's of
the Peace the only means of relief.
We do not mcan to imply that any
abuse of this power on the part of
any Justice of Edgecombe has come
to our knowledge. We are opposing
the principle of the thing.
It ought to be in. the power of
the Legislature to establish county
courts for the trial of petty crimi
nal cases. Let the Justices of the
Peace have this jurisdiction. That
i all well enough; but let them
hold their court on certain set days
in the the county town, and let the
community know whar offenders are
punished and how. By all means
let criminal trials be open and in
the face of day, and not in a corner.
Since the class of men from which
our muiristratea are taken is to dif
ferent from whit it was under our
old law, it is much more necessary
that they should have the force of
public opinion brought to bear upon
them in their adunnijtratiou of jus
tice. How unnt is a magistrate s
court to have jurisdiction of the
statutory offense of fornication and
adultery, for example, and yet under
a recent decision of the Supreme
court their jurisdiction is exclusive.
How liable is this system to corrup
tion and abuse in the hand? of un
By all means then let our Legis
lature have the power to fashion our
judicial system to suit our varying
circumstances. The constitution
may lay down its general plan and
outline, but it is an absolute neces
sity to good government that it
buouta be in our power to fashion
the details to suit the public exigen
cies without interfering with the or
THE ELECTIONS -Elections
was held Tuesday in
twenty-two States and three Terri
tories. Louisiana held her State
election on Mouday. In all these
States members of the Forty-fourth
Congress will be chosen, and some
of them will also elect State officers.
The Territories will also elect mem
bers for the next Congress. Ver
mont will also hold a special elec
tion for Congress on the 7th of
November, in the district now rep
resented by Judge Poland. The
total number of Congressmen to be
chosen during the present week wiil
be 218. The election of Tuesday
will determine the political complex
ion of the lower House of the Forty
fourth Congress. Sixty-three mere
bers of the next Congress have
already been chosen, of whom 30
are Republicans and 38 Democrats.
The States that have already cho
sen members of the next Confirms
are Indiana, Iowa, Maine,Nebraska,
North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Ver
mont and West Virginia. Califor
nia, Connecticut, Missippi and New
Hampshire will elect their Repre
sentatives to the Forty-fourth Con
gress next year. These tour States,
are entitled to seventeen Represen
tatives. In thirteen of the States
which held elections this week Leg
islatures will be chosen which have
the choice of United States Senas
tors, to wit : Delaware, Florida,
Louisiana, Massachusetts, Michi
gan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nevada,
New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Tennes
see, Wisconsin and New York.
The rapid growth of life insur
ance companies may be illustrated
by the record of companies doing
business in Masachu5et.s. In 1SG0,
the number of policies iitued l.v
those companies, and in force, was
97,943, in 1873 the number w:is
753,071. The amoun! cf the poli
cies in 18C3 was about a cum n-r
of a million of dollars ; in 1873 it
was over fifteen hundred millions.
The incomes have increased from
$10,365,152 m 18G3, to $111,908,
272 in 1873, and the gross acs .-ts
in a proportionate degree. Claims
on account of death were p ml in
1873 to the amount of nearly $25,
000,000, and payment was resisted
on three per cent, of the claim. In
one-half of the contested cades the
decisions were in favor of the com
panies. The number of policies is- !
sued last year was less than in
1872, 1870 and 1869, and it is be
lieved that the business is settling
down to its legitimate piace as a
beneficient provision for families
liable to be left destitute, and that
it will cease to be regarded as a
means for amassing wealth.
The King of the Sandwich
Islands is momentarily expected at
San Francisco, in the U. S. steams
erBenicia. He is accomyanied by
Elisha Alien, Chancellor and Chief
Justice of the kingdom, and Am
bassador to the United States;
John O. Dominis. th
re ivinir s broth
"-in law, and Military Governor
of Oahu ; Kapena, Governor of
-iani, and A. f. Carter,
merchant of Ilonolula an 1 member
of the Trivy Council. Mr. Pierce,
the United States Minister, accom
panies the party.
Generally Sheridan telegraphs to
General Sherman from the Wachita
Agency that there is every indica
tion that the 7ndian war will close
before winter sets in. The hostile
Indians have Leon snrrnnn,!,,!
columns of Miles
i rice, iJavidson i
and McKcnzie. and navinann Onnrf
.-...v juuu ior luemseives or
pasture for their animals, End no
security for their lives, they are
Ben. Hill's Augusta Speech : I
enter my protest here to-day ugainst
iht of the Presi
dent to enter a State to datermine j
who is Governor. Congress has no
more right to say who is Governor j
than England has. 7c Is the in. !
alienable right of the people to de ;
tcrmine. Mo foreign power has in '
, , r . . Ti i .i '
va led Louisiana. Jt was the tlnevi ;
, . -it
in" carpet buggers vho invaded, j
Congress has protected Louisiana!
for the carpet-baggers
State of Louisiana.
IgiUIIbt tue j
A gentleman recently from New
Orleans informs the Providence
Press that just before he left to
come North he was shown a fine
estate in a most desirable pnrt of
the city, and told that he could
have the use of it if he would pay
the taxes. This illustrates the on
erous rule, which hss prevailed in
Louisiana, and explains why busi
ness is at a stand still.
For the year ending September
80th, the people of the United
of peanuts. Tennessee furnished
185,000 bushels, Virginia 225,000,
North Carolina GO, 000, and the
rest, 125,000 bushels, was imported
from vifrica. The maturing Vir
ginia crop is said to be large, pro
bably about 350.000 bushels, while
the new North Carolina crop is es
timated at 120.000 bushels.
Colcnel Vogdes, commanding the
Frst Artillery, reports to the Ads
jutant General of the army that,
owing to the prevalence of yellow
fever in Charleston, S. C, he has,
under instructions from headquar
ters, removed his command from
that city to Summerville, S. C.
The President's proclamation
fixes Thursday, the 26th of Novem
ber, a-- the day on which eball be
celebrated the aunual thanksgiving
of the nation for the mercies vouch
safed by Providence during the past
The Tribune say3 Congressman
Holman, of ludiana, is likely to be
Mr. McDonald's most formidable
antagonist in the contest for the LT.
S. Senatorship. Judge Holman is
one of the ablest and truest Demo
crats in Congress.
The statistics of the Methodist
Episcopal Church South in CalN
fornia show 3,359 members, a
church property of the value of
$114,580, parsonages of the value
of $28,000, a college property of
the value of $35,000.
At Omaha, Nebraska, the weath
er for tho past three days has been
very cold, with high winds. The
first snow of the season fell there
on Thursday, and ice half an inch
thick formed in the rivers Friday.
The Indian Evangelical Review
estimates tiie number of converts to
Christianity i:i Huidostan for the
year 1873 at 5,000 ; ( r, including
Burmah and Ceylon, 0,000.
At lliiltlrr.ore. 400 special Dep
uty U. S. Marshals were sworn in
to preserve tin
pence at tue polls
on election da v.
" That well-preserved autumnal
gentleman," is what they aro calling
In Sweden all alcoholic liquors
aro taxed according to their alcoho'ic
Miss Jennie Patterson is giving
reading and recitations in Lebanon,
A Loudon dispatch says the direct
Atlantic cable has been recoverel in
a perfect condition.
A Paris dispatch says complete
returns from Pas da Calais eltct the
Bonapartist by a decided majoiity.
Ex-Gov. Eruoa T. Throop died at
his residence, in Auburn, N. Y., on
The yield of fruit in Rhode Island
this year, sumasses that rf aln.ntt
any other year in its history.
Tho Hon. Wm. M. Evarts and
Judge Porter have been definitely en
gaged to defaad Rav. Ilsnry Ward
The late lamented Joremy Taylor
observed that many people in thi
world seem to be very busy gather-
ing thorns to sit on.
California is now called the land of
gold, of wheat, of "old rye," of or
anges, figs, olives, big trees, and of
fat cattle on a thousand lulls.
C. F. Duaiont's foundry, at Cin
cinnati, was burned Saturday. Ten
families in adjoining tenements rush
Dr. T. O. Eichardartn Ami !-;., , t-
j New Orlean?, togethor with other
11 1- i
lauies ana gentlemen, ascended Po-
f". T ' ' ie Dot- j
'l':UOrilt oru i.l a . i i
, V '"l"jri "at mere ;
are uttecn hundred persons sick with j
typhoid fever in tow n of Pariven, in j
tho county of Laucanthire, being i
more than one-sixteenth of the popu- j
lation P P
i i ,i ,. r . . i
Rev. John 0'BrienPa3tor of St-
Patrick's ChtfrW'f'or 1 past-2$
years did wliuo sitting at the table,
of W'" Rt 5e"' ' Ma88f'
A book lately published in France
itates that the mortalitamong chiU
dren to fvofional wet
nue or for,-V PJ' cent, and
among children nursed by mothers
only ten per cent,
State Assayer Vaughn, of Rhode
xsiauu, lias UJaue a uuuniitui uuaivsio
of 35 samples of " bitters, including
all the important ones in tha market,
and finds that they contain from 6.36
to 43.20 per cent, of alcohol.
Iti response to inquiries sent from
Boston, responsible business men of
Mobile replied Saturday as follow s :
" No alarm nor authenticated case of
yellow fever here. Strangers visit us
Beecher's lectures in Boston and
elsewhere aro greeted with crowded
houses eleven thousand tickets, at
1 each, sold in Boston in one night.
Cause why ? Tho morbid curiosity
of mankind to seo the man is the
It is said that the people of New
Orleans greatly enjoy tho daily pa
rades of Gen. Emory's Boldiers
through their streets, and that the
pageant fully compensates them for
the loss of their liberties and their
The aggregate receipts of tho State
fair at Richmond, Va., last week,
will reach $10,000, which, however,
does not include the uioney received
from the life , and other members.
These receipts are larger than any
year 6ince the war, except 1871.
The St. Louis Dispatch says tho
high honor of being the banner Dem
ocratic State of the Union will, lie,
after the election between Kentucky,
Arkansas and Missouri. From pres
ent tndications, says the Little Rock
Gazette, "we are inclined to believe
that Arkansas will get the banner."
Tho ; bark Thomas Pope tailed
from, New York, Oct. 31st, for Libe
ria, with twenty-seven colored emi
grants, under the auspices -of tho
American Colonization Society. They
came from North and South Carolina
and Tennessee. Of this number, fif
teen were over fifty years of age, and
the rest younger.
The October returns of the De
partment of Agricultural show that
the wheat crop is equal to or greater
than last year's in all the States ex
cept Maryland, Virginia, Texas, Ken
tucky, Wisconsin, Minnesota and
Kansas. The yield generally is large
and the quality improved. Tn pro
duction, Maryland falls one per cent,
and Virginia six per cent, below last
The Case of Dr. Seymour.
The documeuts which are now
made puplic do not close the case of
Dr. Seymour. In a sense it may
be said that they open it, in carry
ing it from the secret seasicn of the
Triennial Convention to the special
public of the Protestant Er.iscoral
Church and the whole religious
public of the country,
We will not
un.iertakf to di-ciee the significance
ot the docmiiCMts. 7c can hardlv
be supplied, either, that the issue
they raiso has been decided by the
rejection of Dr. .Seymour from the
Bishopric of Illinois. The defeat
ot Dr. Seymour was hv
so close a
vote tu .n it couM not have settled
anything in the minds of church
men. It did not even purport to
settle iiiucii more than that the con
vention was wiiiing to sacrifice Dr.
Seymour on account of the smell ,cf
ritualism which the keen evangeli
cal nostrii detecte-l upon his vests
meats. As Dr. Seymour says in
the manly letter requesting to he
cited heioro the convention, the
question is not whether he is to be
a, oisnop or no ; u is a question of
ins useiuintss as a, clergyman and
of his character as a .man. That
question cannot Oe held to have
been decided by the convention,
".mi ma uu i.o ue men. it li an
o v . r ,!,- t . . "f 1
tA.uiug.y paniiui question to
settle, and, though luckly we arc
not called upon to settle it, it can
hardly be settled except at the cost
oi conquerable scandal to the an-
uvuu, uiieiuoie ciiurcn umcti it
agitates. lor it raises what wf am
hardly help regarding, -in the; light
of thce documents, as an issue of
veracity between a bishop of the
Episcopal Church, who has been
thought worthy by the Diocese of
Illinois ol mi elevation to the House
ot .bishops. Ihe submission of
these documents threatens to begin
a bitter controversy, which -caw
hardly end without imparing the
good name of one of the part-'ea
Disgraceful Scena3 in a Court Room
In tho Augusta County Court this
week there were a series of remarka
ble trials of white women and black
men for living as man and wife in
defiance of the law. Only two of the
women, degraded and repulsive look
ing objects, appeared in court, and
about the same number of African
husbands. Tho couples were con
victed and fined sums rantfine from
850 to $5:J0
In one case two of the witnesses,
rather decent loooking youn- men'
were brorhers of one of the" white
women living with a negro man, and
their testimony showed an absence of
moral perception startling in a Chris-
tian commun tv. Rnfh a
regard tho umivnnunf
as an impertinent interference with
her domestic affairs, and gave the
Common wealth's attorney pert ans
Wor,s to that effect Missionaries are
m7 i,"me tt9 f
V"8 county as well as abroad
Staunton Va., Vindicator. '
o - -- w w&uu w j l. iiurii nio. r
SO LIMBER ! !
'ma , feppM'
&$r4 news 1 1
Victory all Along the
Perhaps the Liveliest Covpwj That Ev
er WaisSern-IInw will This
Do for the Dead De
How About That Third Term !
Don't Carry the News to Hi
ram, It wouldn't be Kind !
FROM THE LOUISIANA LOWLANDS!
T E ifN ESiEfe" TOLLO WS TIIE
.'EXAMPLE OF TIIE MOTH
ER STATE ! !
Brownlow and Butler
i Both Busted !
Ibo Spoau 'i'hlcf, Defeated
. ' j C impress men J
DEMOciurrio gaixs m lrt where
.GREAT liEjOKJlNG' TUROUGII-
OCT jIie xrjNTRr : :
MoxiooJiKBY, . Noy. S.-nTbe. Demo
cratic majority in, the 5'rd District, will lie
S,000 gain. ' "Out of thirty-six hundred
negroes the vote is- heavily, and Hay's,
Hepullicun, iu the 4th District is probably
elected. The Democrat claim certainly
5 Congressmen, ' being a gain of three.
. " '" "DELEWARE. ..
iLJu-Gsox Del., Nov. 3.--Five;Dis-tricts
heard from show republican losses as
compared with 1 S72, when the State wont
Republican. ! " -7 ,
WaMixaTOX, Dt-u, Nov. 3.- Returns are
incomplete, but indications are that all
three counties have gone Democratic, and
not .1 Republican elected in the State."
AcrstA, Novcm'K?r 3. Ia summing up
the returns from all portions of Georgia, so
far as received, there appears to be no
doubt o tl? election of an undivided Dem
ocratic delegation. The election has been
one of the must 'orderly that has ever taken
place in the State: ho (tstnrV.r.ccs reported.
The returns from Florida are meagre
anl uusatistactory. Nothing degnite can
be obtained io-:iight. Finly, Democrat, is
proliul.ly elected in tlie lt district.
Washington, November 3. 1'iivato tele
grams from Chicago sny that the Congres
sional eleetieiT? tliere show a Democratic
gain. A telegram .from riusburg say
Negjy, Reiiudicau,, as defeated. These
- Now Orleans,. Nolember 3. Additional
returns arc arprr.hle to the Democrats.
Indications-sire they elect o Congressmen
and' State Treasurer. fwThe Democrats
claim the election ui" Go members of the
Legislature, .""." benig a'nuyority.
Petroi', Nov. An unusually hoavj
vote has been polled throughout the State.
1 he returns show considerable Democratic
p-aius. - The proposed new Constitution is"
overwhelmingly, defeated, though it re
ceived a large vote Uma wa3 generally ex
pected. Indication'? are- that "Williams,
dem., is clecsotl to C'onr.3 in the first
dissrict, Pottev, dem., in the fourth, ai,d
Duraud, ueui., iu t.'ieixth. ;
Bar toy, ,Noy.. 3. Krturns from 03
towns gives Talbott po',:;j3S, Gaston f5,S18.
The sami? towns 7isr vivr sjave Washburne
43,)T2,: Gr&Uni MJtfa -'fltese figures do
not im-hiSo tire yote in Roatoii. The . last
returns ot tins. city, r.ro, T;Uixtt 10,4150
Gaston 1C,?0i. .Gaston leads on these re-
i tarns about three ' thousand, arid on all
bides his election ie conceded, with a prob
able majority of from to iS.d). Frost's
election in the 4t!i district is claimed, but
it will be very close. Butler is badly bea
ten, Thompson baring a majority of 1,031,
with. only oou small'towa to hear from.
VV :lhaiiij and, Alexander.', arc also
featcd by small majorities. : r
. Aycr is pefeated in the Tth'District.
1 ite later returns
lo ;not charge the f
results loieahn' lowed intbo earlier reports.
Tho citioti o Lyu;i aud Saleinarein a blaze
oi raieiK-nipnv.bpaiures,. bulls rmsring aud
gansflrinjrSmdt'llie streets .are 'thronged
with proWrf&'bf "people t-h??'rhV and otjier
wlse ;r.ires3io their joy. ' f .
In iiuitwa the crowd have dispersed.
w"' hu tue eiccnon news and aston
isueci at the result.
; XE1V, JEESEV. .
JVew oik, Nov. . Democrats .have
carried Newark: and Esstx Co., X. J , iv a
Iii the Cth Ccusre33toii.il. District, F II
T.. i - '
itu, democrat, elected over M L Ward,
In Hudson county, Judge Cedlc, Demo
crat, for Governor, hasamaioritv of 3. ODD
Ilardenhurg, Democrat, lias been elected
to Congress frooi tlie 7th district by alarsc
Bassaic county lias completely given
Ilalsey, Republican for Governor, four
teen majority, and the D'cmocraiic gain is
80i5. . -
Middlesex county has gone Democratic
by a large majority.: ; i
-: ' I NEW YORK.
New York, November 3. Robert?,
Republican,, was defeated ia the Utica Dis
trict, and a Democratic gain comes from
ihe 2ith Distrct. . "Heavy Democratic gains
retried throughout the State. The World
claims every Democratic Congressman in
New York -city. .,
The iullowins: was received tn nih f mm
Xew York, to G. V Adams, World office,
The Democratic majority in the city is
42,0:jO, and in Brooklyn 7,000. Every city
Congressional District "was cairit: a" min
of two. Roberts is beaten in .the ITtica
District -and Walker is elected in the Sten
ben -District. -Every dispatch from tho
interior chronicles heavy gains. - -Tiie
New. Yorli Tribime says the Demo
crats have elected twortbirds of their Con
gressmen in New1-York State, and have
twenty nwijoj-ity in the assemly.
Washington, November "s ' Tplo.-n-DT
from Philadelphia, through "'Renubiican
sources, gay the .returns are meagre and
uawtisfactory and feared the. State had
RHODE ISLAND:1. '." .''
Providence, Nov. 3. The two Con-
gressional districts go Republican., The
result being well assured at the beginning
of the campaign, scarcely a quarter of the
district was polled.
DATTTirT rt k T) I TV 4
ty- DM A.
Charleston, Nov. 3. Midnight now. It
is Charleston will reach 7,000. Returns
from all quarters of the State exhibit heavy
Conservative gains. The result for Gov
ernor is in doubt. Krephaw, Conserva
tive, is certainly and McGowau, Conserva
tive, probably elected to Congress in the
Charleston district. Mackey, fusion, beats
Buttz, Rep. Smalls, colored, elected from
the JUL district.
" Nashville. Nov. 3rd. The vote through
out the State is at least onefourth less than
in August last. The Democrats carry the
State by from 25 to 30,000 majority elect
ing the entire Congressional Delegation
except in the 1st and 2nd District which
are doubt fuL Both branches of the Leg
islature is largely Democratic.
llutland, Yt., Nov. 3. Returns from
37 towns in the 2nd Vermont Congressiona
District received up to this time give Den
nis. i, Rep., 5,229; Poland, 2,547; Mc
Lane, Dem., 1,055. There are 81 town
in the district, plurality vote, elects at this
election. Dennison is elected without a
doubt by alarge majority. -VIRGINIA.
Richmond. Va., Nov. 3. A heavy vote
is being polled in this city. The Demo
crats claim that they will carry the State
and i uougressmen out of
Iii Pennsylvania the Democrats gam
eight Congressmen and possibly nine. The
State ticket is claimed by both parties,
Washington, Nov, 4. Shrewd calculators
give the Democrats 25 majority in the next
House Republican officials look as if they
were porry tor themselves.
Albany Nov. 4. The Evening Journal
makes the Assembly stand : Democrants
72; Republicans 50, and as the Republicans
have only 4 majoiity in the Senate, the
Democrats will have a majority on joint
ballot, with Berne to hear from, and two
(!i?ncts in Waterviiet.
Ihe Next State Fair.
Our next State Fair should be
placed where it belongs, under the
executive management of prominent
practical farmers in the btate It is
a farmer's institution and there
should be a smell of agriculture in its
management so as to warrent in un
mistakable as to its objects and results-
For instance the Hon. Mr.
Stiekup Ktephigh may be a citizen of
very fine name and clever parts to
adorn a ball roomticket as manager,
or ride a horse with a blue sash on,
tho Fourth of July, but for stepping
among plows, corn and cotton plan
ters, and mowers, and reapers, and
threshsng machines, he has but ono
point to recommend him to the farm
ers, and that is, he cau carry him
self like a soldier and look every inch
a man. . But the man for true work
on the grounds, the man to take hold
of things with his hands, to see that
all of these entries arranged with sys
tem hero, and all those entries there,
to shake hands with all the visiting
faimers, aud tell them to come up
and examine this display, or his own
idea of what is 'the host thing' he has
eeen, the finest planter or the best
plow. Win' the man for all this is
plain Mr- John Smith, without any
other title than a hard working farm
er; and although he prefers to work
on the grounds with his coat off, and
in his shirt sleeves, wo think it would
be a profitable exchange for all the
Stephighs to step out and let the real
working farmers step in to all these
positions. 1'ivss these offices upon
the farmees of our State, let them see
and understand that the Fair is theirs
iu common over the whole State, and
to be kept Uj and continued as an
inheritance to their children and our
word for it, instead of ten thousand
at our next Siate Fair, t.n& the
grounds will be packed with agricul
tural and industrial entries from every
corner of this State. We. know Col.
llolt wants this 6tate of things to
exist; bnt a pressure ia brought to
bear upon the chie f officer parties of
means, (we mean money,) who have
never given one eenfjtowards support
ing the btate Fairs, and who possibly
exercise some4influence in tho premi1
It is often the case that parties
with pretended means, (wo mean
money again, endeavor to influence
the 'powers that be' by false and
malicious representations, which al
ways work disastrously.
In conclusion, we will say that we
stand ready to support our excellent
friend Oul Holt. He is every inch
au honest straight-forward clever
man, but we will not suport other
movements that have boen made by
a fow men whose influence upoa
earth in respectable circles amounts
to nothing. In the lower world
where others are in nnivr t.hav mav
. : . r . J J
Bucceea. Indeed tuev ouirht to. and
u"uuuess wm. .ynciumru journal.
Ml 4 .7j T T 1
Discovery of a Horrible Murder
. One of tho most horrible murders
oa record was prepetralei near An
derson, Indiana, On the 'Mawaon
farm' lived Mrs. Mawson, her son
Albert, or 'Abby,' as he was more
frequently called, and elder son,
Thomas. For some time Albert has
been missed by the neighbors, and
his mother was always ready with
some plausible tale concerning his
absence volunteored information,
indaed. before being questioned.
Sometimes she represented him as
having gone to Cleveland, sometimes
to England, and again to California.
Occasionlly she offered for sale some
article formerly belonging to her son.
A suit of clothes, nearly new, was
taken back to the merchant of whom
they were purchased, and sold for a
small sum. A ring and some other
little trinkets were likewise sold.
These sales were always accompanied
by some kind of a story. Albert
couldn't take them with him, or he
had left them for her to sell, or she
had to raise money, and desired to i
sell what Albert would never need.
She refused to s'eep alone, and she
passed her nights with the neighbors
when no one could be found to stay
with her in the farm house. She bo-
came so haggard that the neighbors
noticed it. A peculiar object of her
solitude was an old well on theprem
ises. She would call persons to see
how clear the water was. Finally
the well was found choked ud with
stones and loose boards. Suspicion
having been aroused by the conduct
of Mrs. Mawson. she and her son
Thomas were arfistd When tha
well was cleared out the bodv of Al
bert waa discovered. Both the ac
cused were therf committed to jail,
and a singular instance of a guilty
conscience each feared to be left al
one, and southt permission to burn
their lamps during the night, and it
TY tt : : j a. tt
Vice-President Wilson, during the
few hours he was in Washington,
ventured to observe that the proba
bility was that the Democrats would
carry two of tho Congressional dis
tricts in Massachusetts. This was
beforo he went to the White Honse,
but it would not be fair"to say tnat it
was on this account that the Presi
dent desired to see him, although, to
be sure, the 1 resident did, on the
same day, see a number of other per
sons ot much less consequence than
tha Vice-President. The politicans
say that Grant never did 'have any
use' for Wil.-on, and that since the
latter declared against the third term,
it has so happened that, although
they have several times been in com
pany together, the President has
never had time to interchange a
word with Mr. Wilson. However
all this may be, there is considerable
gtumbling among the Radical poli
ticians over the dismal view the Vice
President took of affairs ia his own
State, and they say if he could not
hold his tongue, he had much better
keep away from Washington.
Washington Special to Baltimore
ROBT. H. ROl'JfTREE, W. P. ROCNTRK.E,
Lato of North Carolina. of Wilson ST C
ALBERT L. ROt'JTTREE.
of WUson, N. C.
188 Pearl Street,
Nov. C, 1S74. tf
Wilmington & Wcldon Kail
Officb of Seckbtakt and Thiapurbr, i
Wilmington, N. C, Nov. 2, 1874.
The Thirty-Ninth Annual meeting of the
Stockholders of the Wilmington & Weldon
Railroad Company will be held at the offlct
ot the Company iu Wilmington, on Wednes
day, the 18th inst.
J. VV. THOMPSON, Secretory.
Nov. 6. o,w
Dr. G. L. Shackelford,
Successor to Dr. L. T. Faqna,
TARB0R0', W. C.
3" Office opposite the Court Home,
over Dr. L. L. Siatou's Drug Store
Oct. 23, 18T4. tf
FOR SALE !
MY STORE HOUSE in TarborD, opposite
the Hotel. The Lot is 20 feet 2 inches
front by 153 feet deep, with the right-of-way
between Walston's store and mine.
Terms :f 2,000 cash, the balance on 1, 3
and 8 years with intereot. For further par
ticulars, apply to me at Wilson, N C.
Oct. 23.:6t. E. ROSENTHAL.
Edgecombe CountyIn (he
D. H. Barlow, Sarah E. Lloyd, George Lloyd,
Frank Lloyd, Nina Lloyd and James Lloyd,
the last four infints by their next friend,
Joseph W. Lloyd,
Mary Louisa Caldwell, Heury Lloyd, Mary
P. Lloyd and Harriet E. Lloyd.
STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA,
To ttie Sheriff of Edgecombe County Greeting:
You are hereby commanded, to snmmon
Mary Louisa Caldwell, Henry Lloyd, Mary P.
Lloyd and Harriet E. Lloyd, tfce defendant
above-named, if they be found within your
County, to appear at the oflice of the Clerk
of the Superior Court of Edsrecombe. within
twenty live days, after the service of this
Biimmons ou them, exclusive of the day of
eucu service, ana answer lae complaint, a
copy of which will be deposited in the office
of the Clei k of the Superior Court for said
County, within ten days from the date of this
summons, and let them take notice, that Jf
mey ian 10 answer tne said complaint within
that lime ihe plaintiff will apply to the Court
for the relief demanded in the complaint.
Hereof fail not, and of this summons make
Given under my hand and seal of said
Couit, this 2ith day of October, 1874.
H. L. 8TATON, JR.,
Clerk Superior Court, Edgecombe County.
Howard & Perry, Au'ys lor Plaintiffs.
Oct. 30, 1874. 6w
Iara now prepared to furnish GOOD OYS
TERS by plate or measure. All I ask is a
trial before purchasing elsewhere.
J. M. 8PRAGIN8.
Ocf. 10th, 1S74. 3m
J7SROM my farm on Monday eight, the 28th
JL1 of September, a CKEAM MARE, with
bhick mane and tail, Mind in the right eye
about 12 years old and of medium size. A
reward of Twenty Dollars will be paidtoanv
one who will furnish information that will
lead to Ler recovery. Address
J. H. ALSBROOK.
Oct. 9,-lrn. Scotland Neck, N. C,
Piney Grove School.
TT is with pride that I call the attention of
m. ttie puDiu to the condition of l'iney Grove
ti'i .1 . i i i
rrcc iiime ocuoui uuaer ray management.
I hive had an average atteudanct; of 25 schol
ars and they have lu.-ulo rapid progress. As
x expect to iu:ike scnooi teaching my perm a
nent occupation, I put this before the public
D. J. HUNT.
Oct. 9, 1874. tf.
FOR TOUNG LADIES.
The Sixteenth Session will commence on
l tiursday, October 1st, 1874, and close on tha
ioin oi ceomary, lS7o.
Hoard and Regular Tuition in advance ?90.
ror particular information address
J. DuB. HOOPER,
Aug. 14.-3m. Wilson, N. C.
NOW'S THE TIME.
LOT OF FRENCH CANDY,
SUPERIOR TO ANY OTHER
sold iu Tarboro, just received and for sale by
J. M. SSritAUlMS.
Oct. 2. 2t
THE undersigned begs to call attention to
his NEW TIN SHOP, adiolnlno- th
utoi ol D. V. Hurtt, where he will execute
all work in his line with neatness and des
patch. ROOFING, GUTTERING aud RE
PAIKING, a specialty. Prices as low as the
lowest. GEO. R. DIXON.
Oct. 2, 1874 3m
NEW BOOKS !
Just received r t the
Tarboro Book Store
a supply of
Also quite an assortment of
at New York retail prices.
April 10, 1674. tf.
Filer ; Mis
-Are now receiving the
FALL Al WINTER
ever purchised by them. For
Cash C. . .
we are prepared to tstouith jou ia
AS WELL AS YOUR
" Friends and
Tarboro', N. C, Oot. 2. 1871
Grand Gift Concert
in aid or in
MASONIC BELIEF ASSOCIATION
Day Positively Fixed.
Thursday, 19th . November.
This enterprise Is conducted by the MA
SONIC RELIEF ASSOCIATION OF NOR
FOLK, VA., under authority of tha Virginia
Legislature, (act pawd March 8th, 1878).
50,000 Tickets -J,000 Cadi Gifts.
One Grand Cuh Gift of-
Oue Grand Cash Gift of
One Grand Cash Gift of-
Ono Grand Cash Gift of
Ono Grand CuU Gift of
One Grand Cash Gift of
One Grand Cash Gift of
15 Cash Gifts of 11000 each
33 Cash Gifts of 500 each
43 Cash Gifts of 250 ex&
79 Cash Gifts of 150 each
250 Cash Gifts of 100 Mch----
578 Cash Gifts of 60 each
5000 Cosh Gifts of 10 ch....
6000 CASH PRXZK8 aggregating $230,000
, PRICE OFTJCKITS:
Whole Ticket 110 00 I Qmarter TicktU $3 SO
Half Tickets 5 00 j 11 Tlekttt f 100 CO
NO INDIVIDUAL BENEFITS.
Tbis Concert I strictly for MASONIC par
poses, and will be conducted with the aam
liberality, honesty and fairness which char
acterlzed the first enterprise.
JOHN l ROPER, PraJ4Bt.
For tickets and circulars glrlng fall lnfor
HENBT V. MOOBE, tT, Kerf Oik, Va
RESPONSIBLE AGENTS WANTED.
S. S. NASH & CO.,
n AVE JUST RECEIVED
20 Barrels Sugar.
18 Baga Coffee.
25 Bbls. Cakes and Crackers.
90 Bbls. Flour.
25 Boxes Cheese.
40 Tubs and Cans Lard.
20 Boxes Soap.
10 Boxes Starch.
10 cases Concentrated Le.
10 cases Ojaters.
10 cases Brandy Peaches.
30 Boxes Cheap Cigars.
And hare on hand a large lot ef
BAGGING, TIES, HEAT. AC,
FOR SALE LOW.
Tarboro, SepU 11, le74.
TERRELL & BR0.,
STAPLE DRY GOODS,
Near the Bridge,
Sept. SO-ft '