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THE WILMINGTON JOURNAL.
j, A. ISNUKL.IIAIID, Editor and Proprietor To xehcui. all tellers on business must be addressed Terms of Subscription. VeeklvPaper, ono year, in advance, $3 00 Do. Six months," 2 00 Diily Paper, one year, in advance $10 CO six months, 6 00 " three months, in advance 3 09 ono month, " 1 00 .11. CRONLT, Auctioneer. By CIIOHL.Y fc HOllRIS, Administrator's Sale. STATE OP NORTH CAROLINA.. County of New Hasoveb. surERior. COURT. iam Etnpie, Administrator of James 8. Green, vs. Jaine O. Green and others, heirs at Law of James 8. Green. Petition for sule of Real Estate. By virtno of n onlsr mal i the above en titled cauao th- uodfrincd as the Administra tor of the lato J una H. GraAn will, on TH DBS DAY, the 18th da of May next, t 12 o'clock M.. at the Court IJome in Wilmington, sell by Public Anction a'l the lands which belonged to the late James B. Green at the tim of his death lying Eaet of the late Eastern boundary of the city of vvil DiogtOD, extending eaatwardly be you'l Mill Creek, including th6 three parcels if Ud'I conveyed to said Jaoiei 8. Green by 8. D. Waliaco aad Wm. A. lioork, Exeoutors of dam ul lieery. by deed dated the 2th dy of April tnl also tho land, conveyed by Miles Cos tin to James 8. Ooon by deei di ed the 8th day of September 135:1, which sat I lands are par ticularly described in the petition hied in the surerior Court of New Hanover County by the und iriDoi as the Administrator of said James g. Oreen, under which the order for the eale of tbc aaniQ is made. bail lands will bo fold on a erf d;t of six and twelve months, and the purchaser will be re quired to enter into bauds with gocel and sum ciuut security for tho paymont of the purchase id ncy. ADAM EMPIK, Administrator. april 7 9-w7woh NOTICE. lllEIJEBY NOTIFY AND REQUEST THE creditors ofSpaight Hill, Esq, to present their claims to me at the law office of John N. 8 tai lings, Eeq., in the town ol Ken marine, on Mon day the 1st day of May, preliminary to their cettlement. A. O MOBELEY, Trurtee. april 7 9-4 wch CANCERS, TUM0IIS. ULCERS. Astonishing ceres by Trof. Kline, at tho Phila delphia Cancer Institute, 931 Aroh, street, I'hila polphid. Pa. At Branch Offioes by Dr. Dalton, 23tJ YV. Fourth street, Cincinnati. Ohio, by Dr. Greene, Char otte, N. C, by Dr. Healy, Btubble iielJ House, Atlanta, Ga. WOSDKKKUL. VAXCEIl ANT1DO l'KS, .V Knife. No Caustio Medicines. No Blood. J A', tit l'ain. For particulars call on or address either of the above. Jan 27 51 3mch MARRIAGE GUIDE. EVERY ONE HIS OWN DOCTOR. A privato instructor for marr ed persons or those about to be married, both male and female, in everything conceruicg the physiolwjry and re lation (f onr aoxual system, and the production iiiid pro.vt ntiou of off-pring. including all the new tliacowiies never before given iu the Engliah l.n Kuage. by WM. YOUNG, M. 1). Thi is really a valuable and interesting work. It is written in plain language for the general reador, and is il lustrated with numerous engravings. All young married people, or those contemplating marriage, and having the least impediment to married life, should read this book. It diecloBes secrets that every one should be acquainted with ; still it is a book that meet be locked up and not lie about tho house. It will be sent to any address on re ceipt of 50 c?nt3. Address Ds. WM. YOUNG, phi. oct '21 37-6mch SAMUEL Y. GREER, (Successor to Dialogue k Greer,) Fire Hose manufacturer, 520 NORTH ST., PHILADELPHIA. Established In 1831. IS team Fire Engine, Forcing and Suction Hose, Leather and Rubber Buokets, Pipe, Nozzle, Screw, and Patent Coupling of all kinds. feb 24 wCmch ROBERT C. JOHNSON, INSPECTOR OF NAVAL STORES, COTTON, Ac. YVlLMIFtaTOW. If. C, OFFICE AT JOHN O. HEYER'8 STORE, would inform his ftieads and old customers that he has qualified as Inspector, and solicits their patronage, jan 13 w tf DOUBLE REFINED POUDRETTE OF THE ''Lodi Manufacturing Co." For sale in lots to suit customers. This article is sold for HALF THE PRICE of 'other fertili zers, and is cheaper for Cotton, Corn. Tobaoco and Vegetables, than any other in the market. It is made entirely from the n:.ght Boil, offal, Ac. of New York City. Prico, delivered on board in New York City, Twenty-live Dollars per Ton. lie ad the following Testimonials : Jacob Jcyker, Esq., of Greenville, N. C, un der date of Oobober 25th, 1870. says: "The PoudreUe I purchased of yon last spring, I need on Corn, and from roanlts, I am satisfied it is the cheapest and best fertilizer we can nee in this section." David W. Gaskill, of Washington, N O., un der date of Nov. 4th, 1870, says: "I used your Double Re lined Poudrette on Cotton in the same way (in tho drill.) eide by side with Peruvian Guano, tho Poudrette in one row and the Guano in the next, and I pronounce it superior to the Guano. Iu the spring the rows where I nsed the Guano looked the best, but in June and July, the Poudrette showed itself, and my neighbors who have seen it pronounoe it equal to Guano, and I think they will unite with me in using it another year." James R. Wilder, of Franklinton, N C, says, in letter dated Sept. 23d, 1870: " I used the Double Refined Poudrette on Cotton, and it will, without a doubt, make more than a 158 cuano, wbjch has a great reputation as a Cotton Manure. The Nitro-Phosphate I used on Cot ton, Sweet Potatoes and garden truok, all of which did exceedingly well." J. J. Rollins, of Pactolua. N. 0.. under date of October 29th, 1870, says: "I believe the Rouble Iiejined JPoudrette and Bone Dust are all they are recommended to be. I need the Poudrette on Corn, and although the season has been very unfavorable for all kinds of fertilizers on my sandy soil, I was perfectly satisfied, and believe it the cheapest fertilizer we can nee." J. A. J. Assew, of Colerain, N. C, in a letter dated September 16th, 1870, says; "I let several planters have some of the 'Double Refined Pou drette.' One says he wants 5 tons next seaion to put under Corn. I used 4 tons on Com, and although the season was unfavorable, it aston ished every one who saw it. I think li the best fertilizer for Corn I ever saw." A Pamphlet giving full directions, 4o., sent on application to JAMES T. FOSTER, Box 3139. New York P. O. Office 66 Cortlandt Btreet, New York. For sale by SPRUNT & HINSON, Wilmington, N. O. janl3 43-wl3t-ch WILMINGTON MIJlS. WILMllf QTOlf, Mm C.a NORTUROP & CUMMING. Proprietors, 3- Cargoes of YELLOW PINE LUMBER fur nished for anv market at short notice. a- All kinds of PLANED LUMBER always on hand. Also, LATHS, BRICK, Ac, Ao. deo 16 45-6m A VUIO (tOAOKS.-A VICTIB OPEARLY XJ. indiscretion, causing nervous debility, pre mature decay, etc., having tried in vain every advertised remedy, has discovered a simple means of self-cure, whioh he will send free to hie fellow-sufferem. J. H. TUTTLE, 78 Nassau fit., New York City, jan 13 49-w6mch ALL KINDS OF 'OB WORK NEATLY AND EXPEDITIOUSLY VXKOUTED AT THR JOURNAL OI'lUl Iff VOL. 27. STAR AMMONIATED 80LUELE 1 HO -PHATE now landing from 8cbooner Mary Riley, which we offer for sale at reduced prices for cash or on crop tico. VIOK & ME13ANE. mar 28 154-dAw3wch A MODEL NEWSPAPER. The Carolina Messenger, PUBLISHED EVERY FRIDAY, AT GOLD8BORO, N. C. IMPROVED ANL EN LA RUED A Newspapeb of the Pkesknt Times, Jntesded -ok the People Mow on Earth, including Farmers, Mechanics, Merchants, Pro fessional Meu, and all manner of honest folke, and the wive, eons and daughters r all such. TWO ltJLI.AUS A vkak: Hix Copies one YEirt rou $10 Every new Hubscriber receives, as A GIFT, a handsome POCKET MAP of NORTH CAROLINA, containing also a Calendar, aud the time of holding .Superior Courts iu every County throughout tho State. No North Caiollnlaii ilioalil he Without tilts 11 a p. The Mehsenoeh is pro-emiaentty & raad&ble Family Paper, (now in its 7th volume,) an J, bd a vehicle or news, has always held the lirst rank among 8 mthern journals. lis newu on every topic of interest political, literary, socia', domestic and foreign is always fresh, abnndant, various and accurate, comprising tho whole circle of cartent intelligence, always rendered with such promptitude and spirit, that the paper ban a largo nd increaeirg circulation. A8 AN ORGAN OF OPINION. The Meb4KNukr i fearless, trenchant, indomi table, ardent in its advocacy tf sound Domo cratio principle's, unmiarmg in itu leniiiiciati n ot poli ical abuafcH and corruption; and not c .n fining it eiinciiHBion t- mere politics, it tttkes a wirlw range touches upon a great variety of sub ject, an 1 aims te bo a safe guide o -nolic opinion on all topics which engage public at tui tion. It gives couepieuon prominence to Mate news and market report. Canvassers Wasted iv Every County. SEND YOUIt MONKY in Post Office orders, wherever oonveuit-nt, if not, then register the ititter containi'i money. Address jcuvs A uokitz, Ktllr nil Pr)'r GoMeboro'. N. C. .Ilt-wlv mar 3 EXCHANGE HOTEL HILLSBORO' STREET, RALEIGH, N. O. A. A. HAttTUN Qjait 14 Star i;v . . Propijietoii. 92-ltd It! mv eh N1TUR1LIZ1TI0N NOTIiB. T HE ATTENTION OF NATURAL-BORN sub jects' of Her Britannic Majesty is called to the 1th and 6th clauses of the "Naturalization Aot, 1870," viz: 4. Any person who by reason of hit having been born within the dominions of Her Majesty is a natural-born subject, but who also at the time of his birth became under the law of any foreign State a subject of such State, and is still such subject, may, if of fall ago and not under any disability, make a declaration of alienage in manner aforesaid, and from and after the mak ing of 6uch declaration of alienage, such per son shall cease to be a British subject. Any person who is born out of Her Majesty's domin ions of a father being a British subject may, if of fall age, and Lot under any disability, make a declaration of alienage in mannct aforesaid, and from and after the making of such declara tion, shall cease to be a British subject. EXPATRIATION. 6. Any British subject who has at any time be fore, or may at any time after, the passing of this aot, when in any foreign btate, and not un der any disability, voluntarily become natural ised in such State, shall, from and after the time of his so having become naturalized in euch foreign State, bo deemed to have ceased to be a British subject, and be regarded as au alien: Provided. (1.) That where any British subject has, before the passing of this act, volunta rily become naturalized in a foreign State and yet is desirous of remaining a British subject, he may, at any time within two years after tho passing of this act, make a decla ration that he is desirous of remaining a British subject, and upon such declaration, hereinafter referred to as a declaration of British nationality, being made, and upon his taking the oath of allegiance, the decla rant shall be deemed to be, and to have been continually, a British eubject ; with flis qualification, that he shall not, when within tho limits of the foreign State in which he has been na nralizecl, be deemed to be a British subject, unless ho has ceased to be a eabjeot of th it Htate in pursuance of the laws thritiur, or in pursuance of a trttaty to that effect. (2.) A declaration of British nationality may te made, and the oath of allegiance bo taken, as follows, that is to say: If tho declarant be in the United Kingdom, in the presence of a justice of tho peace : if eleowhere in Her Majesty's dominions, in the presence of any judge of any court of civil or criminal juris diction, of any justice of the peace, or of any other officer for the time being authorized by law in the place in .which tho declarant is to administer an oath for any judicial or other legal purpose ; if out of Her Majesty's dominions, in the presence of anv officer in the diplomatic or consular serFice of Her Majesty. Also, to the followiug extract frou tho "Con vention between Her Majesly end the United States of America relative to Naturalization." (Ratifications exchanged at London, August 10, 1870.) Article II. British subjects who have become and are naturalized as citizens within the United States, shall be at liberty to renounce their naturalization and to resume their British nationality, provided that eucn re nunciation be publicly declared within two jears after the 12th day or Juay, Further information may be had on applica tion to ALEX. SPRUNT, British Vice Consul at 3-eow-7wch Wilmingtoo, N. C. 0IAIIRIEO. In this city, on Wednesday evening, 12th inst., by Bev. J. M. Bprunt, Mr. B. F. HALL to Miss MAGGIE, daughter of Alex. Sprunt, Esq. Large Imports. The total imports of dry goods at tho port o New York, for the month of March, gives the enormous total of $1-1.400,775, against $9,762,526 in March of last year, and $9,973,566 in corresponding month of the year bhfore. The total entries for the month amount to 818,129,012, against S12.983.106 last year. The increase, it will be seen, is over five millions of dol lars, or a gain of about forty per cent. These are figures that should command the attention of all. as they surely will that of every intelligent, careful merchant. The increase entered for warehousing for the three months of the current calendar year is nearly ten millions of dollars over cor respoding time last year aggregating some forty-one against thirty-one millions. $ it . O UH TJiA VEL f A G CO It It ESP 0 XDENT. Yadkin, Uwliarrlc and Rocky Rivera Great Ite Dee Pec Dee station The Steamer Halcyon Captain Clark Alli gators, Wild Turkeys, Steamboat Land, ingf, Fisheries and Kuhcriuen. Deur Journal: If you will look at your map of North Carolina and put your finger down on a little creek that rises in the northwestern part of Caldwell county, in tho mountains, then trace ita coarse out east ward ly for six or eight miles, yon will fiud a name put down "Yadkin River," follow it as it turns off, the southeast, until jou fiml it effecting a junction 'with another stream named the "Uwbariie," wLioh come? in from the North, then fol lowing down yen find another stream coming in from the westward called "Kocky lliver," ami from thid confluence on down iuto Houth Carolina to its rnouth in "Winz-iw Day," near Georgeton, it is Cil!ei the "Great Peo Dee." Tins river water. some of the line at tections of North Carolina, and ha3 on its upper course some of tho heat sites for mannfaotuiiDg pur poses to be found in the Unitetl States. The whole length of the river, not follow ing its siuiiohitlcs, is ne ar three hundred mile.--, ami it visits in its eourto a tenitory of evcr live huudreel miles iu length. It was to hek at that portion of tho Gieat Pee IXe lying in Kouth Carolina, that ou the 10th of April, A. D. 1871, wo ttepped from the cars of the Wilmington, Colum bia and Augusta Railroad at Peo Dee Station, whero we found Capt. Jno. M. Clark, of tho steamer LTaleyoij, who iuvitetl us on boaiel. autl as steam wgs up, the Hues wire enst oil ami tho brave little steamer was soon breasting the swift cur rent with her heael turning towards almost every point of tho compass, but the Cap taici had his head fixed ou Cheraw. Prom "the Uiudge," by which is meant the brielge of the railroad at Peo Dee Station up to Cheraw, the river averages in width about three hundreel feet. There are places narrower and plaees much wieler, but it is a bold stream everywhere iu its course, and we found even at its pre-t-ent low stage being lower than at any time eluring tho p;3t six months plenty of water for a boat drawing six feet. Our little ninety-two ton bo it spun alotg au where ; now daitiug swiftly ihroiili imi eiidy ; now passing up eiguiuM the tie .. ruhjug e'tirreut of m Die gia.jd butl ; iu iu gliding .:.o that you ei.uht ulu:Ct tntich a tiower !ru:i! the oveihuugiug bushes, tiud these iu the middle if same bioel ex panse, but ever making a steady auel not slow progress. It is not our Lurpote now to speak of the various laudiugs we made during tho dav ; a list of them for the whole roate of the boat will be appended for the use of the readers of the Journal. In foirner yearj the trade of this river was immense, but since the Cheraw and Darlington, and the Wilmington, Char lotte and Rutherford Railroads have been built they have taken nearly all the trade away, p.nel one reason that the farmers have had to abandon the river was that the steamers ran at such irregular times that there could be no calculation made to meet them. The country lying north of the river below Cheraw has this difficulty in getting to the Cheraw and Darlington Railroad, that they have to cross the river. The ferries are few, iery difficult, not to say dangerous, and expensive ; kept up by individuals mostly for their own con venience, without any desire to accommo date the public. The banks of the river aro steep, muddy, and in wet weathar very slippery, and altogether ferriage was dan gerous to teams goods and drivers. Through tho foresight of men who take an interest in the public good and who de sire also to protect and assist other inter ests in which they are interested, the Halcyon has been pat on the river. She connects with the trains of the W., C. & A. R. R., Peo Dee 6tation, regularly ; she leaves there every Monday monjiog on the arrival of the train from the North at 9 o'clock, a. m., and goes up the river, delivers all freight?, loads up and returns every Wednesday, leaving Cheraw at 8 o'clock, a. nr., and reaching the bridge in time for the Express train JNorth. 'Aho merchants of this section have tdready taken advantage of her as a passenger boat, as they can stay two hours longer in Cheraw than if they went by railroad, and still connect with the train to the North, and those coming fr ra the North arrange to strike her trip Monday morniDg and get to all tho villages and business places near the river below uneraw oeioro nignr. The last trip down the Captain informs us he made an average run through the clay of seventeen and a half miles per hour; but this was with a strong fresbet helping. Of course np stream no boat could make over half that. We have rarely ever en joyed a more beautiful day thau we had on the up trip Monday last, we sal unaer the shade of the hurricane deck forward, chatted, smoked and inhaled tho balmy spring air. Shortly after leaving the bridge we espied an alligator basking in the sun, and for want of heavier artillery tried a rocket Smith & Wesson on him, at about twenty yard distance; the balls glance el from him and splashed mud in his face, but he did not even wink. He lay as if ho rather liked the fun aud offered a fair broadside, as much as to say "fire awav, ohl fellow, until you get disguste 1," Whether so or not, we got that very thing aDd quit. We parsed two flocks of wild turkeys lounging along the bark, who diel not seem to bo the least alarmed, and could have been killed with a gun from the deck. The fishermen were busy at all the "seine bars," and every plantation had its hooks and lines out, with a loafer at the end of the pole. Wo passed at least two hundred "good plow-boys engaged in this active busiriess. Cotton planting and preparation for it, is going on everywhere, but still hundreds can go a fishing Mon day morning. Labor wanted, ia this free country, but cannot be had. The fish oaught in the seine are mostly "shad" and ,fred horse." ThelatUr is a mnch finer fish than the "horse iieh" of North Caro lina, and is much esteemed here. This river abounds in perch of the finest kind. The blue bream (or brim) and red breast are also here. Yon know that above Salis bury the speckled trout aro caught, that to anglers prince of fishes. My limit is reached for this letter, and I must therefore conclude by asuring you that I am as ever In Transit. LETTER FROM MISSISSIPPI. BY TOriNACK. Dear Journal : Since I last wrote you WILMINGTON, N. C, FRIDAY MORNING. tho Spring has fully opened ; the peach trees are now covered with green leaves, the apple trees in bloom and tho beeches and poplars wearing the loveliest crowns of living green, the dogwoods looking as if some of the winter's snow still clung among their green leaves; tho red bud, arrajed in its purplish pink, t'ea-uua" shaped inflorescences, whilo under foot, all among tho withereel leaves and spring ing grasvi, are blueyctl violets and purp'e dianthie, somewhat resembling and epiite as pretty as the cultivated garden phlaxes. The little branches look clearer aud rip ple more musically for their verdant acces sories, and the soft cooing of doves sounds like a low secend to the sweet outgushings of the many soegsters, evoked by the ad vent of the pet child cf the ryear. The woods in this" country are beautiful now, beautiful ia their variegation of green hues, auei the abenco of the piu i-etuia no loter a tad void ia the landscape. Within the last six weeks we have hael jlovds of rain, a few days ef tunshino and then two or three days ami nights of con tinuous rain. The streams -have been tre mendously swelled ; "Cold Water" river in this county has been out of its banks since the first of February. The Missis sippi has, of course, been up. Por a week or to it was the only source of comrnuui eation with the outside world enjoyed by Memphis. The floods converted railroael tiacks into canals, swept away culverts and bridges, and etoppeel traeland postal facilities. Helena, Arkansan, bus bad u tempest, and Memphis a ghost. The Avalanche set nationalized the ghost, the "Appeal " acaur.ted it tho whole to do, originating in the phantasies of a nervous epileptic little girl. It answered tho purpose tbough ol creating a t-eusatioii in tho dearth of nuwt, and also as a new stylo ot advertisement for a " s;;nitual meeiium." The city a 1st suffered a huge te l in an auik-iputeil orni thological exhibition by Cur. Vegelhoimer of London. This wonderfal ajriat nuvifja tor was to fly from the roof of the "Oveii ton House " to the top of Cochran ITk1!, on Thursday evening, and a gaping crowd as sembled, but eventually dispertcel without having their curioj-i'y gratiued. It is said to be a very " tight " timo iu. money m tttern iu this country, thu farm ers aro not " aelvaueiug " so liberally to reutots as they elid lat year, and they ure " pushing " tut ir larmtug operations uh sti aJi y as the frequent rains will admit. Tho people about nere aro very ent-rpris ing aud go a-li adative. Thioarj a gr at tnauj fr -ni N'rtu Caro'iua, auel all we hr.ve B:en ;r..iu that State aro clever, " energet ic f 'Iks." Most of the farmer re-ideucts are iargi , double log1 Cabins, that. hvt been improved and added to vitu the in ci'tased means ol ihe pros rielor . S.me of them, with their deep slanting roofs and encircling piazza, sarrouuded with shrub uuel trees, are emite picture sque, und the interiors furnished with comfort and eie ganco. Tne people are quite sociable and seem disposed to " cultivate " straogers. In a country so superbly adapted to farming as this, by the "law of compen sation," there must be some drawbacks; and ono of the nuisances here is the "Buf falo gnat." It is an insect so named from its suggestive conformation, gen es aliy appears about the first of April, anel attacks horses and cows with great vorucity ; horses particularly suffer from its attacks, as it swarms into the nostrils and covers the breast of the animal, sometimes bleed ing him to death in a night. The appear ance of this miniature buffalo oreaes quite a sensation. The cows come up from the bottoms, the horses break out of bounds, if possible, and owners, with panic-stricken faces, hasten to muster up pans of grease and tar, or coal oil, tho only preventive or nullifier to the incursions of the gnats. The "buffalo" seems to have no taste for human blood, but before we have time to congratulate ourselves on our exemption from his attacks we hear the mosquitoes singing, and looking forward to their swarming, deafening, overpowering visi tationsvisitations that will vocalize the summer nights and drive sleep from our pillows, we stop short, only hesitating what sort of a dash to make ! Coldwater, April 4th, 1871. j Testimony of Col. llergcn. Wo take the following from Bergen's evidence before tho Outrage Cornmitiee: Question You say yoa were discharged from jail oy Judge Bontl V A. Yes, sir. Q Uow was the order applied for ? A. Upon a writ of habeas curjjus. Q Were you brought before him ? A. Yes, sir. Q Who obtained the writ for jou, who was your agent ? A. I sent my brother-in-law, Capt. Winner, to Baltimore to as certain if Judge Bond woulel cotno down and hear my case cn a writ of habeas cor pus, citing the facts of the case. I "elieve Capt. Winner bore a request from Gov. Holden and several other gentlemen in North Carolina. Q To Judge Bond ? A. Yes, sir. Q When were you dischargeei ? A. Upon the 28th of November. Q Did he stispenel his elecisiou all that time ? A. 1 suppose he elid. Q Do I understand you to tay that iu August Judge Bond heard your applica tion for a discharge upon a writ of habeas corpus? A. Yts, sir. Q And did not make an order for your discharge until the following November ? A. Ye?, sir, two and a half or three months after I hael been put in jail. Q How were you informed of your dis charge V A. By the deputy Marshal, be tween six and seven o'clock, p. m. Q Were tho parties present who sued you for false arrest and imprisonment, Turner and others V A. I do not know. Q Was any teslimony heard at all? A. No, sir. 6 N one whatever ? A. Not in my presence. Q Were any affidavits read 'i A. Yes, sir. Q Thoeo were all against you? A. Yes, sir. Q Were any read in your behalf ?. A. Simply mv own affidavit; Q That was the only one ? A.I think that was all. Q There never was any further t pro ceeding in the casa ? A. Not to my knowl edge. Q Until you were discharged ? A. Yes, sir. . . Q How many men did you arrest with out warrant in Caswell and- Alamance counties A. Do you mean by order of Qov. Holden. ! Q You say you arrested by hi orders; how did yoa arrest them ? A. I sent out and had them brought ia when I found they were members of the Ku klux-klan. Q Did you arrest Jo3iah Turner, Jr. ? A. Yes, sir. Q Was he a member of the organiza tion? A. I arrested him because CFov. ill ntlf inirtF at hJJ K U li JIl .11 . II M II JM APRIL 21, 1871. Hoi lun ordered Lis arrest, I hail to his orders. obey Q- You arretted those men at your dis creii n ? A. Yes, sir. Q Without warrant V A. Yes, sir. Q Whitt was your anxiety to escape from North Carolina where you ere ar raigucel to be tried for those acts ? A." I had no particular desire to lie in prison any longer, anel I was anxious to get to my family. Q. Are ycu going back to stantl trial on these charges ? A. I do not think I will, though at tho same time I elo not think they conlel do anj thing with mo. Every thing I did was elono according to the or df n of Gov. Holelen. He made certain re- presentations to me. If they were fae that ia not my fault. After I was thrown into pribon Gov. Holde n did not come near me. I saw him but once during the time 1 was in jail, and yet I wes in eound of his dinner bell the whole time. Q. Did he repudiate your acts at all ? A. Not to my knowledge, except that I see in the replication he lias filed in the mat ter of his impeachment he denies having ordered me to arrest Jofcia-h Turner, Jr. Q. Did he order it ? A. He elid, most emphatically. Q. Were his orders to jou generally verbal or written. A. Generally verbal. He simuly ordered me to arrest men of whom I had any evidence at all that they were members of the Ku klux Klan, and to hoid tliftm until I had further orders from hitu : which I did. TilK VlGTOitS AT 1IO.T3H Npce!iK Vty ihe: Kmptror William, unit Hm Son, tlc C row ft ttinc. Da;i;;g tho recent fetes in Berlin nu- tin Tons udelresi-es were presented to tho Emperor tvnd bis family. In re-ply to the address of the Burgomaster of Berlin, tLe Emperor William spoke as follows: You may imagine, gentlemen, with what ieebugs 1 utu t-tauding before you to-elay, on the s; ot where 1 took leave ef you abfut eight months ago. Only audacious fcelf -sufficiency could have presumed to f oretell tho events that have occurred in the interval. It was by the will cf Providence that e it tilings should be accomplished by us. Let us acknowledge that wo have been m .-truuicnts iu the hands of tho Al mighty. Tho army has behaved so gal lau'Jy that it can afford to elispento with prai h . But I am moved to think you, gentlemen, for all the people have done for the aroiy. Our warriors were support ed by tbe consciousness chat the country whs taking caio of their families, and that those disabled in war might cour.t upon the active r. mpathy of their compatriots. As gard-t thy new institutions of Ger many :nd my personal position iu the em pite, I tot k the lie'el setking no advantage lor mte.f, and hardly expecting that we should Httidn so much as we have. In the .-hf.rr span of lift; fctill left to me, I will en deaor to develop the toed sown. My suc cessors will S20 taa young tree grow and blossom. Tho German heart has loDg yearned for this consummation. The dawn has come at length. Let us strive that the day may be long and fair. After the speech tho King bowed, which the deputations returned, with the usual cheers. They then waiteel upon the Crown Prince, when tbc Burgomaster of Berlin, aeting as a spokesman, addressed his Highness. THE CROWN rRINCE then said : 1 thank tho representatives of ths capi tal for the eloquent words with which they have greeted me on my return home. I, too remember 1SGG, and the day when I had tho pleasure of seeing yon assembled around me for a similar purpose. The campaign of 18CG was important for Prus sia and Germany, inasmuch as it laid the foundation of the unity of the fatherland. The present war, upon which we entered hopefully it is true, but without anticipa ting its eventual results, has crowned 'the work. Equally unprecedented as its course is its reward. Germany is united. The Emperor ar.d the empire ere once more realities. The security and power of fatherland have been firmly, and, with God's help, permanently established. You have thanked the Third Army for its share in the war, and with sincere gratification I accept your approbation in the namo of my gallant companions in arms. The Third Army, a.s well as the entire people, thought it a good omen when we were enabled to strike the first decisive blow in a strug gle the prize of which wo foresaw might be German unity. From the very outset of thi sanguinary combat North and South were united in the army uneler my command. With double satisfaction I therefore look back upon the days of Weissenburg anf. Woerth, which first made a tangible reaitty of this great national desideratum. Our successes could not be obtained without the most melan choly sacriGces. We shall faithfully re member those who havo fallen to preserve to us all that we must dearly prize. Those who have been disableel may be sure of our actiuo tolicitude, which I hope to be able to manifest ou my part, as I did in 1SG1 and 18GG. With you I trust Provi dence will permit us, safe from foreign enemies unel strong in domestic concord, to reap the fruits grown in this eventful periotl. May all the blessings of pcaca be reserved to fatherland ! May all the re sources of civic and political prosperity flow more abundantly than ever. And may our capital elarivo fresh happiness aud wealth from the new life infuseel by the i-ssuo of the war. Tho people and army will never forget the patriotic be havior of Berlin daring this serious strug gle. Let me oaco more thank you for the prompt generosity with which tho town anel its representative- have seoonded our efforts during the war. London Times. The Lenten Marriage. The fact that the marriage of the Lord of Lome and the Princess Louise took placo during Lent has created quita a flut ter in High Church circles in England. Punch, of couree, ridicules these scruples. Here are two of his latest motoi on the subject : CLERICAL! EBltOB. "Qi'h" Parsons would hive couples tarry W nen they propose to wed in Lent But wlij ? The sooner people marry, 'Ihe sooner, mostly, they repent. MATRIMONY MAPE SEASON A RLE. , Would those of their Reverences who think it wrong to marry in Lont be recon ciled to a Lenten marriage by an arrange ment that at the welding breakfast the fare should be limited to red herring ? The Charleston (8. O.) police cost $G7, 000 per annum. Tho papers of the city think $30,000 ought to be the maxiranm amount. Johnson ceunty, Indiana, has only two prisoners in its jail one for elopement and the other for horae-stealing. Both are preachers. NO. 11 Wa.-U Twain' FTrst Experience as an Kdltor. I was a very smart child at the age of thirteen an unusually smart child, I thought at the time. It was then that I did my fir.t newspaper scribbling, and, most unexpectedly to me, it stirred np a fine sensation in tho community. It did indeed, and I was very proud of it, too. I was a printer's "devil," and a pro gressive and aspiring one. My undo had me on his paper (the Weeklv ITannib.il Journal $2 a year, in advance 500 sub scribers, and they paid in cord-wocd, cab bage, and unmarketable turnips), and on a lucky summer's day ho left town to be gone a week, and aked me if I thought I coulei edit ono issue of the paper judi ciously. Ah, did'nt I want to try ! Hin tou was the editor of the rival paper. He had lately been jilted, and one night a friend found an open note on tho poor fellow's bed, in which he s'ated that he could no longer endure life, and had drowned himself in Bear Creek. The friend rin down there, and discovered Hintou wading back io shore! He had concludctl ho wouldn't. I he village was full of it for several days, but Hinton did not suspect it. I thought this was a fine opportunity. I wrote an elaborately wretched account of tho whole matter, and then illustrated it with villainous cnts Lengravetl on the bottoms of wooden type wun a jacK Kniie, one ot them a picture of Hintou wading out into the creek in his shirt, with a lantern, sounding the depth of the water with a walking-stick. Ithoughtit was desperately funny, and was densely unconscious that thero was any moral ob liquity about such a publication. Being fatistied with the effort, I looked around for other worlds to conquer, and it struck me that it would make good, interesting matter to charge the editor of a neighbor ing country paper with a piece of gratui tous rascality and "sec him sqirm !" I did it, putting the article into the form of a parody on tho burial of Sir John Moore, and a pretty crude parody it was. too. Then 1 lampooned two prominent citizens outrageously not because they had done anything to deservo it, but merely because I thought it my duty to make the paper lively. Next I gently touched up tho newest stranger tho lion of tho day, tho gorgeous journeyman tailor from Qaincy. He was a simpering coxcomb of the first water,r.and the "loudesf'-dreseoil man in the State. He was an iuvertcratc woman-kilk-r. Every week ho wrote lusty "poet ry" to tho Journal about his newest con qaest. His rhymes for my week were head ed "To Mary in H i," meaning to Mary in Hannibal, of course. But when sotting up the piece I was suddenly riveu from head to heel by what I regarded as a perfect thunderbolt of humor, and I com preyed it into a t nappy foot-note at the bottom thu3 : " Wo will let. this thing pass, jut this one ; but v.c wish Mr. J. Gorelou Runnels to understand that wo have a character to sustain, and from this time forth when ha wants to communs with his friends in h 1 he must select some other medium than tho columns of this journal !" The paper came out, and I never lenew any littla thing to attract so much atten tion as those playful trifles of mine. For once the Hannibal Journal was in demand a novelty it had not experienced before. The whole town was stirred. Hinton dropped in with a double-barreled shot gun early in the forenoon. When he found that it was an infant (as ho calleti me) that had done him ttto damage, he simply pulled my ears and went away ; but ho threw up his situation that night and left town for good. The tailor came with his goose and a pair of shears ; but he de spised me, too, and departed for the South that night. The two lampooned citizens came with threats of libel, and went away incensed at my insignificance. The coun try editor pracced in with a war whoop next day, suffering for blood to drink, but ended by forgiving me cordially and in viting me down to the drug store to wash away all animosity in a friendly bumper of "Fahnestock's Vermifuge." It was his little joke. My uncle was very aDgry when ho got back, unreasonably so, I thought, con sidering what an impetus I had given the paper, and considering, also, that grati tude for his preservation ooght to have been uppermost in his mind, inasmuch as by his delay he had so.wpnderf ully escaped dissection, tomahawking, libel, and getting his head shot off. But ho softenetl when he looked at the accounts and saw that I actually booked tho unparalleled number of thirty-tbreo new subscribers, and had tho vegetables to show for it corel wood, cabbage, beans, and unsalable turnips enough to run the family for two years. From the N. Y. Times. A Curlou Suval Court of Inquiry A Boatswain's Wife Charges Ellin with llohblns the Government. A Court cf Inquiry is in session at the Brooklyn Navy Yard, which i3 composed of the following members : Capt. M. B. Woolsey, president ; Commanders D. li. Harmony, Henry Erben, Jr., and Assis tant Paymaster J. E. Caim, judge advo cate. Tho Court has been convened to hear evidence in the charges made against her husband by Mr. Louisa Dixon, the wife of Robert Dixon, boatswain iu the United States Navy, whom, 6he alleges, ha3 been pilfering from the Government at various times since 1855. Boatswain Dixon has by industry anel care accumulated about $o0,000, which his wife has invested in her name, and when ht came home from Europe on his last cruise, she refused him admittance to b i- own house, and refuses to give up his money, aud ho has brought suit against her in the civil courts. Ac cording to her statement?, he has stolen thousands of dollars' worth of Government property. They have been murried twenty-three years, and while she complains of no ill-treatment, she says she has been ac tuated to make these charges solely by a senso of duty. Dixon has always borne an excellent character. A number of witness es have been examined, and the Court ad journed yesterday afternoon, afcer examin ing Airs, uixon, o'clock to day. - to meet arrain at 11 Woman ltlghts in the lliurclitg. At the Easter vestry elections in St. C!e v tii.:i . 7-l i r . meat s viiurcn, x uuaueipuia, lemale pew noiders, single, voted without restriction, but marriea ladies were permitted to do so only when accompanied bv their hus bands, or could present evidence that their husbands concurred in the vote which they were about to cast. Ihe olel st newspaper in iu in the wor el, Mr. Lewis Dexat, died in London,' the other tday. Sixty-five yeais ag hew.es editor of tho : Morning Obroiiiclo, the great daily organ ot the Whigs. After thu he conduc eel the Obwver, a leading S m day paper, for over fifty 3 cars. He was born in 1773, aLel had attained tho age ot 93. He aiA paragraphia at the age of JG. He retailed all the faculties of his mind to the last. 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That tho President of the Sen ate and tho Speaker of tho Honso of Rep resentatives aio hereby authorized anel em powered by a paper writiug signed by them to appoint all proxies aud Directors in all corporations in which tho State ha an interest. Hoc. 3. All laws iu conlliot villi this act are hereby repealed. Sec. 1. This act shall be in force from arul after its ratification. Ratified the C'.h day of April, IsTl. an act to provide a ciiEAr crr.vTirr. MORTGAGE. Sec. 1. The General Assembly cf North Carolina do enact, That any po son in debtetl to another in a sum to bo sccureel, not exceceling at tho time of executing the deed herein provided for the sum of three hunelred dollars, may execute a elceel of trust, in form substantially that whioh fol lows : T. .- ... of tho r-nrmtir rf in tt-.r. State of North , of Carolina, am indebted to county, in said State, in dollars, for which ho tho sum of holds my note to bo due tho day of , A. D. 18 , and to secure tho pay ment of tho same, I do hereby convey to him these articles of personal properly, to wit : '-. But on this special trust, that if I fail to pay said debt and interest on or before the day of , A. D. 18 , thou ho may sell taid property, or so much thereof as may bo necessary, by public auction for cash, first giving twenty elays notice at three public places, ami apply the proceeds of such sale to tho discharge cf said debt and interest on the tame, aud pay any surplus to me. Given under my hand and seal this Jay of , A, D. 18-. seat. I Sec. 2. That such eleed of trusthall bo gootl to all intents and purposes, when tho same shall be duly registered acaording in the present provisions of law: J'rorii ,, nevertheless, the probate fee of tho Prob.it. Judge iu such casc-s shall bo only t -r cents, and the fee of tho Register shall lo twenty cents, aud no other fee or tax shall bo tluo tjn aceouut of the tame. Sec. 3. This act shall bo iu force fiv:n and after its ratification. Ratified tho Gth day of April, 1871. The Presidential Campaign. Tho New York World has been ftixminc up the candidates for President and Vie President of these United Staff a at tho r-n-suing election. It pays : Somewhere about a hundred candidates for tho Presidency are already in tuefielei. Tho country newspapers aro writing up tho notable men of their respective locali ties, in tho hope that their suggestions may take root in somo of tho coming na tional conventions. Tho following may bo mentioned among tho leading statesmen whoso names are being canvassed in con nection v.ith tho Democratic nomination : Governor Hoffman, John Quinoy Adam, General W. S. Hancock, Governor En glish, Michael C. Kerr, M. C, of Indiana: Thomas A. Hendricks, Charlt.1: Francis Adams, Senator Thurman, General Frank P. Blair, Robert C. Winthrop, Governor Haight, of California ; Justice Stephen .1. Field, Justico David Davis (a quasi Re publican), George n. Pendleton, George W. Cass, of Pennsylvania, ami John W. Garrett, President of the Baltimore anil Ohio Railroad. Tho Radical candidate rt put forward by their partisans and admircrH aro legion.--President Grant, of course, heads tho list . Amonj tho others aro Charles Sumner, Speaker Blaino, Vice-President Colfax. General Logan, Genera! Schenck, Senator Morton, General Butler, Wm. E. Evarts, Secretary Bontwell, Senator Wilson, Gen. Banks, Governor Geary, Horace Greeley, Fred Douglass. General Sherman. General Meade, Bcii. Wado, Senator Harlan, Wm. D. Kelley. John A. Bingham, and Jame.a A. Garfield. The names proposed for tho Revenue Reform ticket for President, s,o far, aro ex-Sccretary J. D. Cox, and Gov. B. Gratv. Brown, of Missouri. The Labor Reformers hold a National Convention in October, and aro expectrd to put in nomination either George W. Julian or Wendell Phillip. in connection witn i;ie ice-i'resiueney the Democrats already suggested are Gen. Henry W. Slocum, Govern r Walker, of Virginia; Herschel V. Johnson, of Georgia: and John UaLcock, of TYxa-. TJim Radi cal candidates aro Gov. Alcorn, of Missis sippi ; Senator Powell Clayton, ex Senator Revels, Governor Bullock, of Georgia ; Governor Holden, ex-Governor Ward, of New Jersey ; Secretary Robssou, Senator Frelinghuysn, and Jamt:; L. Orr, of South Carolina. Te deunas were sung ou Sunday iu the German Catholic Churches, of New York, and special services wero held in tho Lutheran Churches. Thero wag a general illumination of German hous;ej on Sunday night. The resolutions adopted at the great New York jubilee cn Monday are to be sent to Bismarck and the president of the Reichstag. Tho resolutions congratri late the German people upon the conclu sion cf peace, the disarming of the enemy who prevented German unity, t.'ae union of tho North and South German States, tho possession of the Reichstag elected by universal suffrage, and express con fidence that Germany will provide for in valids, widows and orphans, and promise assistance from this conntry, and trust that the people of Germany will repulse, with the same strength used against a for2i?n enemy, any . attempt by tho rulers lo abridge their right, nnd express the hope tha Ahacc and Lorraine wiil bti woa bat-k to Fatherland, nnd that an hIIuocm snny bo fe.rmed with the'Uuited States when fco many Germans have found dw Iioiup. Th Philadelphia volunteer lirn compa nies are disposing of their engines and hoPo cariiugis t' cornpaoies iu the intert or of Pennsylvania. Fan Frauci-co has 807 iu.iu;;f.etiiriUf , establishment, employing ai i'v - capital of $15,583,000. L " ; The National Guard tf New Jersey-will havo a six days' encampment at Cap May. ! cr Long Branch this Summer.