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THE WILMINGTON JOURNAL
ENGELHARdT SAUNDERS, Editor and Proprietor. WHOM A"- LBTTBaSON BOSIIUCS MUSI ADDBK88KD. TKUMS r SlBSCKIPTKHf THE OA IKY JOPRSAL 8 mailed to ft b rriber at Eioht Dollars per annum ; Foi R 1oll RS tor si months; Sbvesty-fivb Cknt er ro-5ith for a shorter period. THE WEKKLY JOrUNAL at Two Doi- I,4rj per annum ; Osb Dollar for six months. mibscrintion receivea to me w iimi nan s months. OUITUAKr. Tbe griff of the heir is in inverse proportion to the estate of the ances tor. This ia true as a general rule, no matter how kind or generous or loving or useful the dear deceased .may have been. Human nature is human nature all the world over. We can bow with wonderful fortitude and resignation and sublime submission to the in scrutable decree's of an all-wise Provi dence when we know that by His ir reversible mandate we come into pos session of an abundance of this world's goods. Moral The Radical Congress died at noon Thursday and 'he Democratic party is just now entering upon the magnificent heritage of the American Government. We are the heirs, and of course we are happy. Jl !! A!XO UK AnEKU. KI t-'I'I'V CMAIITEK. We publish the following opinion of .In litre Bond in the Petersburg Eluc tion cases because of the bearing it hts upon the view he will take of the application for injunction to be heard trru him in llalaich to-morrow Iu the Petersburg election cases in the Circuit Court of tbe United States Judge HuKhes delivered an opinion Bu.-tni'iiuA' the demurrer to the indict- I nient, on the ground that it did not ! charge that the unlawful obstruction coajplaiued of was on account of race, ; color, or previous condition of servi- I tude. Judge Band now files an ad- verse opinion, and the case will be i certified to the Supreme Court of the j United States. After setting forth j that the question is whether there is constitutional power in Congress to j protect a citizen of the United States, fua citizen, m the exercise of the elective franchise, either by force of the Fourteenth or Fifteenth Amend ments; holding that the 1st section of the 1st clause of the Fourteenth Amendment was designed to settle the question of allegiance to the United States forever, and arguing the mean ing of State and United States citizen snip, the opiniou concludes as fol lows : In answer to the objection that these indictments do not allege that the ob straetion had was done on account of race, color or previous condition of servitude, it is sufficient to say that the statute under which the indict menus are drawn uses no such lan guage; and it is most generally 6uffi cieut in setting out in pleading a stat utory offence, to use the words of the statute creating it. Hut if it be contended thit the enly power Congress had to pass the statute was that granted by the Fifteenth Amendment, which prevents discrim ination among voters on account of race, color, or previous condition, fcc, and authorizes appropriate legislation to prevent such discrimination, there is answer to it in this, that it is im possible to prove, though the fact may be so, if a body of colored men in Sxith Carolina assault and beat fifty white people at the polls and prevent their voting, and at the same time kuock two colored people down, that this was done on account of race or color. Congress thought to cut the thing by the roots, and enacted what is really and practically the only ap propriate legislation, any person who i l ... 11 ........ 11... -.. -v.. to i C. . ' eiccii L no jiui in bU 1 11 V.1 1 1. U lUiO section must know, that no person shall disturb another at an election to prevent hia exercise of the franchise; and as the greater includes the less, if he can do it from no motive he cannot do it because of race, color, or previ ous condition, fcc. And from these considerations we have drawn the following conclusions: 1st. That by the 14th Amendment to the Constitution the people have provided a citizenship to the United States direct, positive and paramount, springing from birth within its juris diction, or by statutory naturalization. 2d. That "what the States have claimed to do by virtue of their sover eign power over their citizens, the Uuited Statee may do over its citizens by virtue of its sovereign power and direct relationship thus established. 3d. That while the 14th amendment, in furtherance of this view, declares that no State shall make cr enforce any law contrary to this provision, it like wise dec. ares that Congress shall en force the amendment by appropriate legislation. And that as Congress cannot punish a State fua State, it is appropriate legislation within the meaning of the statute to attain its ends, . e , the protecti n of the citi zen in his right to vote; by punishing the individuals who obstruct him in its exercise. And that even under the Fifteenth Amendment, where experience has shown the obstruction of voters on ac count of race and color cannot be, in the judgment of Congress, otherwise prevented, it is appropriate legislation to provide by statute that no such ob struction shall take place at all. And tbat this construction of the 14th and 15th amendments does not effect the rights of the States to de fine the rights of citizedship, nor does it draw into the jurisdiction of the United States Courts the question of the invasion of the rights of persons or property, as such. It concerns onlv theritrhts which distinguish per sons as citizens, and which they bold in that character. Mr. Charles W. Jones, the newly elected United States Senator from Florida, was born in Ireland in 1834, and came to this country when ten years old. He spent some years in Alabama, Louisiana and Mississippi, and removed to Florida in 1854, and has since made that State his home. He was admitted to the bar iu 1857, and has since taken rank among the ublest lawyers of the State. He was a member of the Baltimore Conventicn n 1872, which nominated Horace Gree ley for President, and later in the san e year ran on the Democratic and -Lib eral ticket for Congresman at-large, and was defeated by William J. Pur man, Republican. In 1874 he was elected on the Democratic ticket to the lower House of the State Legislature. Ho has always bem a Democrat and supported Stephen A. Douglas for the Presidency in 1800. If the French ever regain Strasburg they will have to take one of the strongest fortifications in Europe. The Germans are adding immensely to its forts and lines of defense. And with all the other guards of the new con quest, the utmost endeavors are being used to render it impregnable. Ob viously Bismarck has no belief in any permanent peace except one that is wiupoiBory. VOL. 31. CONVENTION. Tlie Journal hai fought too long in its behalf and against too strong odds not to feel great exultation at the action of the cancus on Thursday night committing the party, by more than a two-thirds vote, to the call of a Convention. The Journal does not arrogate to iteelf or attribute to its influence the great victory obtained after one of the most prolonged and hard fought campaigns ever witnessed in North Carolina. The proper tneaa ure of praise and of credit dne to us we leave to others to declare. We only claim credit for courage, for per sistence and for a patriotic purpose to do that which seemed to us best for tbe interest of North Carolina. At one time the skies were indeed dark and gloomy and few there were who r.tood by us in demanding the speediest possible redress of the manv grievances growing out of the Cauby Constitution, but we fought on nrltil victory has at last crowned our banners, Of course, during s? excited and so ProWed a campaign, many things were said that might as well have re- maiued unsaid. We cannot forge, that B when it was thought we would fail to acco li(sh our and tbat ft r f were leading a forlorn hope, there were those o onr brethren of the pres8 and others who were so unkind as to eay things that were not quite pleasant indeed for some time there was a dis position to squelch the Journal's ad vocacy of the Convention by attempt- ing to laugh or to sneer it down. But while we cannot forget we can and do honestly forgive these things in the hour of our triumph. The attempt did not succeed, for our appeal was to the people and most nobly have they sustained us. From August until March we have fought the good fight for Convention nntil the present day. And this being so, it would be af fectation in us to pretend that we ft el neither pride nor exultation in the great victory we announced yesterday morning. The power of the Journal arises from the fact that it is always responsive to the beatings of the great popular heart. We knew that the peo ple of North Carolina desired a Con vention, and that it was only the pre ju lice of the politicians that restrained the expression of these desires. We have, therefore, bided our time. But great as is the victory and good cause as we have for exultant tri umph over those who have opposed us, and especially those who in opposing have not quite handsomely used ub, we have not a sentiment to utter that does not breathe peace and good wi 'l anl kindly feeling to all who fight with us for the honor and well being of North Carolina. THEIIVII, BKillTS fl I.I.--W II AT Ol'OHT YVK TO DO The following expression of opinion by tbe Augusta Chronicle and Senti nel is so thoroughly in accord with our own, that we republish it with onr heartiest commendation. Our cotemporary says : It seems tbat the Civil Rights bill will not do so much mischief after all, if resisted in a proper manner. Before it passed the House the following amendment was adopted : " That all cases arising under the provisions of this act in the Courts of the United States, shall be reviewable by the Su preme Court of the United States, without regard to the sum in contro versy, under the same provisions and regulations as are now provided by law for the review of other causes in Baid Court." As it takes from two to three years to secure the final decision of a cause in the Supreme Court of the United States, it will be seen that the enforcement of every judgment obtained for a violation of this law, no matter how small the amount, can be delayed for that period of time by an appeal. If the persons affected by this act will keep cool, will remember that nothing is to be gained by losing temper, and will make the issue pro perly, the object of the Civil Rights bill can be easily defeated. If the j roprietor of a hotel or a theatre objects to receiving a colored man or woman on his premises let him re fuse to give him or her admission without assigning any reason for his refusal. If prosecuted or indicted under this act the community iu which he lives must see to it tbat he is sup pbed with bail and furnished with counsel for his defense. The plaintiff or the prosecutor must prove conclu sively upon the trial of the cause that the exclusion was on account of race, color or previous condition of servi tude. If conviction or a recovery fol lows, let the defendant appeal to the Supreme Court of the United States . Che chances then are that tbe Supreme Court will declare its provisions un constitutional, or else that before a decision is pronounced the Senate, as well as the Executive and House of Representatives, will be Democratic and the infamy be repealed. This law will doubtless give some annoyance, especially in the towns and cities of the North and South, but there is no reason why it should cause any serious trouble if its monstrous provisions are properly resisted. A Washington dispatch says the compromise of the Louisiana oontro Tersy includes the election of brother in-law Casey to the United States Senate. "NT 1 CSKANT AND AKKAilSAS-BETTFK 'lines vontxti. There was no more important action had in Congress at its reoent session than that taken by the House of Rep sentatimes in regard to the threatened interference of the President with the existing Government in the State of Arkansas. It will be lemembered that the President in hia recent mes sage to Congress plainly intimated his purpose to oust Governor Garland and to install Mr. Brooks in his stead in the Executive cha r of that State, un less the question should be disposed of by Crongresa before its adjourn ment. Accordingly, on Monday night last, the House took occasion to express its views to the President and to the country in very plain terms, and in di rect response to the threats of Execu tiev intermeddling. The question came up npou tbe consideration of tbe resolution offered by the Committee appointed to investigate the condition of affairs in Arkansas. The resolutions reads as follows : Resolved, That the report of the Select Committee on the condition of afftira in the State of Arkansas be ac cepted, and m the judgment of the House no interference with the exist ing Government in that State by any department of the Government of the United States is advisable. As a substitute for this resolution, Mr. Ward, of Illinois, offered the fol lowing: Resolved, That Joseph Brooks bav in gfbeen by the people of Arkansas elected to the office of Governor of said State under the Constitution of 1868 for the period of lour years end ing in January, 1877, and said Consti tution never having been legally over turned or abrogated and being still in force, he is the lawful Governor of said State of Arkansas. From this it will be seen that the issue was fairly and squarely joined so that there can be no doubt as to the intention of the House in the conclu sion to which it arrived when the ques-j tion was taken. Mr. Ward's substi tute was voted down the vote standing yeas 79, nays 152, and the resolution offered by the Committee was adopted, the vote standing yeas 150, nays 81. And this was dc ne, be it remember ed, by the same body that passed the Force bill. There could then be no stronger expression of the sense of the House against the threatened interfer ence by the President in Arkansas affairs. The question now recurs, will tbe President regard this emphatic authoritative expression of opinion on the part of the popular branch of Con gress ? It may be that he will not, it may be that he will go on in his mad career.and.in defiance of the expressed will of the House of Representatives, overturn the Government of tbe State of Arkansas,but will he do so with im punity ? The new House of Representatives is largely Democratic, and therefore certainly not disposed to tolerate Fed eral interference in State affairs more than its immediate predecessor. There can be little doubt, we thick, that if Grant removes Garland Congress will remove Grant. For under the law as it now stands, and that cannot be changed without the consent f the Democratic House of Representatives as soon as Articles of Impeachment shall be preferred against the Presi dent he is suspended from his office, and to prefer articles of impeachment is the peculiar province of the House and requires only a bare majority vote that bare majority and maDy to spare the Democrats possess in the new House. From henceforth then Grant will tread upon dangerous ground. It i not t all probable that Mr. Vice President Wi son will object to step ping into Mr. Giant's shoes; or that Republican Senators, aspirant for Presidential honors, will object to Grant's being thrust aside from their path to preferment. Let us not deppond, therefore, or be alarmed. The failure of the Force bill, the adoption of the Arkansas ! resolution and the existence of a Dem ocratic House of Representatives, ren der the future bright and hopeful for us of the South indeed for the whole country. CITIZEN SOLDIEHY. A Chicago contemporary attributes the recent complete failure of the Communists in that city, so far as their original purpose of a riotous de monstration was concerned, to the preparations of the police and military to meet and crush any such attempt. This fact, it thinks, should suggest to the substantial business men of Chi cago to contribute at once all the funds necessary to the proper uni forming, drilling and equipment of their volunteer soldiers. It is a strong illustration of the value of such or ganizations, which we lately sought to impress upon our own citizens and the importance of business men sus taining the-u . They thereby secure a constant protection against lawless ness, whether of communism or of the vicionn an' criminal classes. Balti more &un. We earnestly commend the above to the people of Wilmington. Unlike the people of Chicago, we have no reason to fear anything from commun ism, but it requires only a very brief retrospect to satisfy any one of the existence of a disorderly element iu our midst that may at any moment" require the strong arm of the law to keep upon good behavior. We are very decidedly in favor, therefore, of organizing, arming, disciplining and training one or more battalions of volunteers in the city as the surest aud most efficient means of preserving the peace and protecting persons and property. Of course these volunteer troops could and would act only in subordi nation to the proper civil authority, but the fact that they were ready so to- act would have an exceedingly soothing and quieting influence upon turbulent and disorderly disposed men. ' Paul EL Hayne, the well-known poet, will sooa issne another volume of his verses. Mr. Hayne is one of the most industrious of American verse-builders, and,, .withal, very ueoetsfnl one, . - . I '13 www hit tm LyLVWO UWIAtl ivJLJ m WILMINGTON, From tbe t'ot'ir Journal. THE HADItAli PKOKKATUIE. Private advices from Washington of the most reliable character indicate that the conspiracy for tbe inaugura tion of a war in tbe South has been matured,. and that the adjournment of Congress will be tbe signal for attack. Arkansas is to be the first State to re ceive the blow of the assassin. The plan is for Brooks to establish himself at Piue Bluff and summon to his sup port aw many negroes and as many of the riff-raff white adventurers as pos sible, and these are to be placed under tbe command of General i agan. A proclamation is then to be issued de claring the Garland Koveri; i-nt a usurpation, and ordering the G .ernor and the authorities under Irm to dis perse aid surrender all pretentions to the positions they hold by virtue oi the sovereign will of the people, freely and constitutionally expressed at tbe polls. This proclamation is to be fol lowed by au application to the Presi. dent for troops, and that application is to meet with a prompt and favora ble response. Iu this way the legal govmerrent of Arkansa , which stands upon the same constitutional basis as that of In diana, New York, and twenty other States, is to be overturned Ine faot that it is lawfully established, and peacefully and honestly ad ministered, is considered no valid plea for its maintenance. The fct thai it is tbe wish of every respectable element of the State that it remain as it is, and tbe additional fact that a committee of Congress strongly pro test against any effort to overthrow it, do not seem to have a feather's weigi t against the treasonable desigus of the conspirators. Though Arkansas lias just risen from ihe. havoc of diirordei ; though aft r much strife and blood shed she is peaceful and prosperous, arid though the President himself co. -tributed more than any other person to the establishment of her present government, that repose is to be wan tonly disturbed, her prosperity de troyed, aud the President, like an angry savage, is to puii down aii.i shatter into ruins the structure be has aided in erecting. And for whfdV Simply to gratify the greed of th robbers who have but recently been choked from her throat, aud to bring wor upon his country in the hope thiit he ma be borne upon its bloody waves to the guilty eminence of abso lute power. The carping slaves of party mar laugh at the prospect, but we wish ti, place on record a prophecy that, un less patriotism is aroused, aud a pow erful public sentiment, blazing wi'b indignation, be directed against the consummation of the wrong, wi ? Li all in a few months be in volved in a war whose wrath -ful atrocities have never been surpassed upon this continent. We speak advisedly, and me: n what we say. We say there v.iil be war, because we still have som faith in the Anglo-Saxon blood in that noble spirit which has revolted against usurpation since it was hxi nursed among the rocks of Scandi navia, which gave us Hampden and Russell and Sidney and Washington; which has not hesitated to cut tln throatsof kings, and which has "made the knees of despots everywhere trem ble with h strange and unwonted fear.' We may be mistaken in this, it i true, for every other race has had it grandeur and decay, its glory aud hu miliation. The degenerate Gr ek now cowardly sneaks about the b ttle fleld. hia ancestors made immortal, and the Roman soldier bows in submission in the presence of the fiery Gaul. It may be that Anglo-Saxons, too, aie ready to surrender tbe trophies i t their thrilling and sanguinary history, but we will not believe iu the sudden degeneracy, nor are wo willing that the grave of th ir glory shall be du upon a continent they have made illus trious by their triumphs. But we sav to the unreflecting and sluggish peo ple at the North that they bad better consider the issue and resolve how it shall be met. If they are weary of the iustitutio'.i. which have made their country greut let them bo changed voluntarily and not in obedience to the blows of the sword, or rather by the lacerations ot the lash, for tpe sword is too bright and noble a weapon for the castigatiou of meu who are williug to become tut slaves of a usurper. Tilt. It, O ti 1 I !V N SI'UKS Il4i;V noiiDAiion mi: FKntrt.n. nECAKTnii.1T OK JUSTICE. The appropriation bill being under consideration in Congress, Mr. Rob bins, North Carolina's able Represen tative from the Salisbury District,, moved to reduce the amount for the maintenance of the Department of Justice from three millions to two mil lions of dollars, and in support of his motion spoke as follows: I see no occasion, Mr. Chairman, for increasing the appropriation, as it is proposed to increase it, by several hundred thousand dollars, when the country ought to be and is becoming more peaceable and law-abiding in stead of getting worse. The trouble, Mr. Chairman, about this tusness all lies in a nutshell. While the Govern ment is being run upon the pretense of preventing the intimidation ot voters, it is engaged itself in intimi dating all the Democratic vottrs ai the South for party purposes. That is what you run your courts for; that is what you pass your laws for; that is what you propose to sus pend the writ of habeas corpus for, and threaten to destroy the very lib erties of the whole country in order to iutimidate millions of white men auu drive them from the polls, so that you can hold on to power. Sir, yon ought to be ashamed of yourselves when you hold us up to censure because, as you state, we have intimidated a lew negroes, while you are endeavoring to intimidate millions of white men. That is what is tv e master. In North Carolina, Mr. Chairman, the marshals have had r ore thau 850,000 paid to them, and I do not know how much more has been ex pended, but I believe several hundred thousand dollars in one of the North Carolina districts. Mr. Speer One hundred and forty thousand dollars. Mr. Robbins This in one half of the Stat.R. when iu the whole State of Kentucky the Government only paid ft68.000. Now, Mr. Chairman, it is all wrong to put this round sum of 83,000,000 into the hands of a man like the Attorney-General of the United States, a man who works for his party and forgets his country; who seems willing to enslave and destroy States in order that he may hold on to place and aid those to do so to whom he truckles. Here the hammer fell. Financial returns in Russia are f R uncertain subject, as the only law iu the case is the Emperor's declaration that he will never restrict himself to any arbitrary limited sum in public expenditures; but will spend in the various branches of administration what he deems fit, and have the pub lic treasury supplied as need be. N. C, FRIDAY, MARCH 12. 1875. T1IK EOICCE 111 I.I,. In order that our readers may see the great troubles from which they so happily escaped by the failure of Con gress to pass the Force Bill, we pub lish the following synopsis of its pro visions. The bill is entitled "An act to protect electors and to prevent fraud at elections:" Section 1. That if two or more per sons within the jurisdiction of the United States or of any of the States of the Union shall forcibly overthrow ;t State government, or any of the con stituted authorities of tbe same, or in terfere in any forcible or urdav manner with the due execution of -a laws of a State.or of tbe United Stat' or conspire for such pui ,jose with the intent to commit a crime, the person so offending shall be deemed guilty of a itlny a ad punished with a fine nor exceeding ten thousand dollars and imprisoned at hard labor not exceed ing teu years Section 2. If two or more persons snail consjure to usurp iy lorce any such government, or ny department thereof, or shall a'.utrpt to subvert ir usurp such State government, or K:ia!l actually overthrow the government cf any State, such person, upon convic tion, shall be deemed gudtyuf a ei mi, and fined not less than five thonsHini dollars and imprisoned not exceeding two years. Section 3. No citizf n oi the United Sta'es entitled to vote at an eK-et i-!i for repre.-enta'ive in Cong res. under the Constitution of the United State . or under the fundiun.'-Ltal condition. prescribed in uny of the acts of Con gress admitting any of the StaUslateiy in rebellion, shall be deprived of .-ucii right to vote by any action of &uc'i otates, wnether by act ot tlie LegiMa- f ture cr amendments to the several ! State Constitutions. If auv ofiicer i charged with conducting such election shall refuse at any elections lor Con gress to receive the vote of any such actions, he shall be guilty of a mis demeanor, and upon ct.nvict :;n be fined from five hundred to one thous and uoilars, and impiisonment not ex ceeding one year. Suction 4. Any person using rire arms or other deadly weapons Kguius'i any person at any place on the day o: registration for the Congressional election for the purpose of intimidat ing or injuring such person while such ekctiou is in progress, and who shad do tbe same before any election, F-hall be guiltv of a or me; penalty five hun dred to two thousand dollars; impris onment not eicetdn.g three eirs: J'rorid'dt That it uny person shall ciirry concealed hre-crms or ueadiy weaj ons at such elections or place of registration, this shad be taken .is presumptive evid'-nee of tbe inteut to j intimidate under this act. Section 5 provides that any rejji. trtitiou officer or supervisor appointed uncu-r the uws ol any rjtatt; wuo snail refute to permit citizens to vote or to register. or to it.low tlieru niflicieiit opportunities to register or to out-tin proper mi rniution. shall also be deemed guilty of a crime: penalty. live hundied to one thousand dollars, im prisonment, six months to two years Section b relates to baliot-boxes. poll lists ami o'iur papers connected with elections. It otciares the ab auction or rnutilalion of any of th;se papers a crime, punishable by a fine of five hundred to t.hr.e thousand dol lars and imprisonment two to live years. Section 7 provides tbat if any per son shall be killed while acting under the law, such killing ?b-iH be murder, punishable with the d nth penalty. Section 8 conlers civn and criminal juriri iictiou unilvr th.e act on Limteu estates, courts. Sectiou 9 provides for the appoint- meui; of geneial supeivii-or.-; ot elec tion in all congressional districts m tae same manner as is now provided iu any town from ten to twenty thou- S ud lnhaitauts. lho supervisors may oo appointed from any part of the dis trict, and are to be appointed by toe j'lugea oi the L nited Slates circuit rourts thirty days briote r gistratton. there is to be a chief supervisor in every district. Section 10 provides- for the exten sion ot the existing law us to h -on United States marshals, so that ranr- s'lals may be appointed in everv county and parish m eery congress- 81 mrtl district. Sectiou 11 prescribes the duties of the. officers iu charge of the ballot- boxes on the d:y ot election; makes it their duty to count the votes before leaving tiie ballot-boxes in the pres ence of the supervisors of election or deputy mar.-U;ii, and to immediately send a ct.rtiiinl copy of the returns to the chief supervisor of the district, and to the Clerk of the -.ationul House of Hepreseiita ivt s. Section 12 provides tbat no officer acting under thin act shall receive CDuipensfitiou, and that the ballot boxes, papers, etc., shall bit retained by the cu.-todiau until the clo-.e of the first Congress to which they relatt ; also prescribes means whereby con testant in Congress may obtain certi fied copies of tlie ballot. Sectiou 13 Provides that whenever any such unlawful combinations, as defined .in the revised statutes aud under this act. shall be organized or attempted, aud so numerous and pow erful us to be able, by violence, ,to st t ct defiance and over. urn any State au thorities, in all such cases such combi nations shall be deemed a rebellion against th" United States, aud during the contu nance of such rebellion within the limits which shall be pie sctibed by the proclamation of the President of the United States, it. may fie lawful for the I'residi nr. of th United States, :u his discretion, to Mispend the privileges of tbe writ of habeas corjjus; and it is provided also that all the provisions of the section of the act of March 3, lhG5, relating to habeas corpus, are hereby received in full powers. Tlie State tirange. Yesterday's Raleigh News says: The State Grange was iu session y storday aud up to a late hour last nig:it. Mueh business of importance to the order was transac ed, but as it was nor. of a public nature, we are not at liberty to give a report thereof. The Grner wid rea-s?mlle this morning at K o'clock, when the first business to be transacted will be the election of officers for tbe ensuing year. Au adjournment will probably take place this evening. We have seldom seen a more solid looking bodv of men than the one now in sess on here, a d represt nt ng, i s this does, tie tanning interest? of the State, we know that they have dove much for the good of that interest. The wholesale trade of R deigh has increased 50 per cent within the past year. The rustle of the bustle is heard again in the land. In short, they aie coming into fashion again. L- ave them alone, girls. Nature is more pleasing than art. Worries gnaw and bit a wrinkles into the face, and bring gray hairs on the head, and half tbe time they are not nly absolutely needless but absurd. - OAS I. O V FAll.lllMi-WIIEKE C !H IT BE BE.Vl E3S MNTKK. i;sn; i,etti:k Fco.n coi. kvii:i,i.i:. Jr'-.. Engelhard A Saunders: Over twelve months, ago I wrote an article to the Journal and threw out a challenge to se.eral counties iu Eastern North Carolina. I stated that I expected to make more cotton on a six acre lot, in the year 1S74, than any person in the counties npned, and as 1 nave this day tm-s'ied ginning.pack ing and weighing the same, ! wiH give the result. I have gathered and pat up fourteen beg of lint cotton from the six ticreM. Weight of bags at gm, baggiug and ties included, twe!ve tf tht-m now oa baud, 501, -18(5. 45G, 510, fi96, 510, 480, 47(5, 4:31, 3U6. 40(, 406 and 180 G, t02 pounds. Average 457 1-7. Now, Sirs, this crop may be beaten, but I think it worth reporting t lei others know what we aie doii; down h"re in this low ground of sorrow, as '; tbe preachers say i;is lanti m itm was stocKoa m long leaf pine and cove. ed with wire grass, atd now has b2G lightwcod stump Ptfinding on it. (I wish they were out. ) t was well manured aud put in potutoe ye;ii ly up to tbe war. In 1872. put in cotton, and msue from fi50 to 900 pounds of lint to the, acre. In March, 1873, put iu oats and made a good crop Georgia rust prcif oats, with no manure. The first of July, put in . field peas, manured with one hui dred pounds superphosphate pr acre. L, t the hogs take the p-us, but permitted nothing to touch itie vii e. Jn March, 1874, put on for.y one i orse lo;;d.s of lot, stable and bog pen n'r,n:e jxr ucre, s-cattertd some hioad cv-t :i!.d fiu;-bdttie lind from six t. s. v.-u incites !eep ; tbe 25th of Aprii run rows off four and :t indf feet w id-, six or eiui.t leches iWt ?id i.nr. I in unii niit-iii i-usnfis oi cotton s: ecl. ! three luivdri d pounds of rhtiti dis soiveu b .nes, one hu.sLel ot salt, and oue bushel of plaster per acre, com-p-i-ted; tini t" uiy beds on this by run nicg two furrows in one a snntll plow following n larger one, of Brinly's ix,ake; on the 1st day of May, with a Dow Law planter, put iu one and o:e foovth bushels per Here improved Simpson cotton seed, raised find se lected by R.yseif -the planter preeed ed by a harrow; brok.; out tbe middies with a seven inch Brinley plow, run as deep as igood.mu'e could cany it; ui!" tivated well vvilh hoe and sweep; left the cotton from eighteen to twenty itches on drill, and from one to two stalks to tlie hill. I lo.-t f-ome of this cotton as 1 did not get it out till she 15th of D-cember. While the Simp son cotton is tlie most prolific eottou I have ever teen it fallt. out vtiv badlv if it is not picked in firmr e.i, geiitlemeh, wmle I am only u oue horse farmer, yet this is not quite all of my crop. I put four other acres in cotton, on an .!d dungnid, which has not been ur.anured since I left it, j twenty years tgn; a part ot this is ! very poor. Thi.i patch was manured j with twtlvo bushels of cotton S d, j green, ai d rwo hundnd pounds of J ammoniuted d's'olved bu ea per acre, j It made lint e bay of cotton a.ti bun j dr d and lor.ety mx pounds of lint put ! in other I nigs; the weight, of bags at the gin was 487, 433 and 139 pounds. I also had tweiity acres in corn man tired with i!5 bushels of cotlou seed and 100 pounds plain dis.-olvtd bone per acre. The twenty acres made 125 barrels, nieasuied by wacou loads. j The crop as eiiltivaded with three bands. My son, a boy 1G year-- old. pioucrhtu it ami a yi.m g wmte. man imd a rather sorry colored gcutlcmau did the hoeing. iherc vv.;s some ten ants tbat did well, es lecially to, I think, for colored people. One set of boys ar u gi"ls put in ten acres in cot ton mnt.urtd with 175 pounds of phos phate and iuadf seven bag.?, averag ing 455 pounds. An old servant of none, a woman, and children plauted 18 aces, manured with 200 poimds superphosphate, and saved sixteen 4 0 pound bagf o cot on nd lost tcv,, etai, as she planted Simpson seed aud did not get :t out till loth February. She said to me a feiv davs ago, "Mas ter, -h iiusa ! this would uinke your euy negroes roll their ey tsi that sand 1 tended U&t year will not want any manure th:s year; 1 manured it for you this winder." I kii'iii two other geutlemon in my neighborhood, w uo tour years ago did not make more than 200 pounds o lint cotton per acre, and who for tbe last two years have made from 400 to i00 pou jds. Now, sir", bow has this great im proveuu nt been brought about? liy adopting the, intensive sjstem. liy planting the besf. setds; by using in. proved plows, pr.d above all, by : ub- si ltiiting manure tor labor, it l wa, capable of advising my brother farm ers, I would say to them cut dowu your acres, make as much cotton or cot n on one acre as yon now do on live aud save th labor raid wages of live bunds. Use the very best im proved plows; use all the mud, woods-m-11. ot and s'.aole manure you can, and be sure to use with it, for cotton, frcni 100 to 300 pounds of good super pViosphuta. Buy the best seed, if you have them not. If you have to pay $10 per bu:-hc!, it will pi.y yon .-.nd b sure you take, the Wil mington .1OriiNATi Mid Cm lit r good democratic p.-.pi-rs, ai d by all means, if you .re a tin mer or ever expect to be, take the Noutheru Cultivator, Allies. Ja. But, says one, 1 have it lirge farm; wind, shall I do with it? Cultivate as much of it. well, as yui Ciin pu- manure enough eu, to make it br.iig from 400 to C00 pounds oi iint C.iton, or 0 or 7 barrels of corn per acre, and no more. Tenant the bal ance out to ot'u rs, tbat can and wid scratch over it, or after you are done your crop put it iu field p''u-, manur ed with one hundred pounds dissolved bones, and be sure and pick aud sell enough of the pecs to pay for the bones, aud let your stock taks the balance, aud if you can't do this, let it grow up for a more enterprising race that will come after you; others may say I do not know which ia the best pio. or I cau't pay the price. Ali crtu say is you b:i better buy and pay for a good plow th.tn to have a com mon one given t you. Uriuiy, of Louisville, Ky., who has been called the prince of plow makers, maket. the best, and iu the long run, th cheaf -e-d pi W I have ever used. Tn-y co t you a good price at the start, but I see no reasen why the stocks and stand ards should lust for ever, aud you can make the parts that wear, ne.v for SI. 30, freight added. I an told ha is a Southern man, and that his heart and purse were with us during that little unpleasantness wo luid with the Yankees a few yeurs ago. I do not know who Mr. Strk is, but I do know his plow bears a dear and beloved name with all good and true Southern men. Stark's ''Dixie" plow is one of the very best. It is a plow that no farmer who has sense enough to bell a buzzard, will ever rpgret paying the price of alter using it. 1 have, Mr-Editor, a man from your county farming with me. He took his No. 50 plow down to the field with him. right new, he had just bought iD yourcitj. The next morning he came to me with a long face, and said : Col. my plow will not run down yonder in those cotton stalks, I wish you "woold loan me a plow, I gave him my Dixie and told him if she would not run, he could take my hat. When he came up at night, he said"my good m m, where aia you get that plow ? i never saw sucn a plow, she rips up those stalks from stem to stern." I am surprised at parties having those plows for sale do not advertise with you and let the people snow they have such things. Why, sirs, the bad farming around us, is to be imputed in a large degree, to the merchants in not advertising and letting the people know there are such things, and they ought to sell them low and they would then be able to make it pay. Some may say that this man has had plows, manure, &c, giveu to him to write what he has, but let n. . assure: such, if sveh there be, that I have neve ; received, nor do I ever expect favois from parties named. But I have written it with a faint hope that it might be of tome little benefit to some one-horse farmers.like myself, who have'ut the means to try improved implements on an uncertainty. I have been sadly bit in buying corn plant- j ern una in many other things that was said in lla-ning no ices to bo the great wonders of the age. I do not wish to underrate other's goods, but is for myself, a poor man, that has to strik? the dirt for a living, I would not give one gftod plow for all the common things in your city for me to use. Now, Messrs S.. I have already said more than I intended to say, but before I stop, let me beg my brother farmers to take tbe Journal and other good papers to make them bf tter Dem ocrats aud men and the Southern Cul tivator to make them better farmers, JSot for the editors benefit but their own; of course, you will gain some thing, but they much more. Edward W. FonyieuiE. Due!: Crr-ek, P. O., Onslow countv, Feb. 27, 1875. " Cmiaene ! from the KalcigU Nerni THE LEGISLATURE OF NORTH CAROLINA. SENATE. SEVENTY-FIRST DAY. March 3d. 1875. Mr. Waring presented a memorial from the Grand Jury of Mecklenburg, praying the petoneinent, until the 1st of January, 187G, of the operations of the usury bill, owing to the disas trous tit'ect8 its immediate eu'orce raent would cause in that section. Or dered to be sent to the House. Mr. LeGraud'is suppiementary bill j cstponing the usury law until Jan. 1st, 1S7G, came up as specal order. On motion of Mr. Shaw, the bill was tabled by a vote of 22 to 14. The Committee reported favorably on the bill of Mr. McElroy to amend the charter of the N. C. R. R. Co. which bill empowers that road to pur chase the Atlantic & N. C. R. R. and the mortgage etook of the W. N. C. R. K , rind to complete the same. Madii cpeeiat order for Thursday at 12 o'clock. Mr. Kerr, a resolution that Dr. C. T. Murphy aud Dr. G. W. B'acknail be re-appointed on the Boaid of Public Charities Adopted. Mr. Linney, Ol) airman, reported from tbe Joint Committee appointed to ascertain a suitable locality for the establishment of a branch lunatic asylum. The Commiitee bad visited Abbeville, Morgantou, Hickory aud StatesvilJe, and gave a detailed state ment of their examiiTidion of the-differ-eut localities named. A majority of tb Committee gave it as their opin ion that the town of Morgauton pre sented the most favorable advantages for the pnrpose. Ou motion, the report was ordered to be printtd, and tbe further consid eration postponed until Frid.iv night at 12 o'clock. SeiiHte bill to charter tbe Fifth Ward Bucket Company of Wilmington passed its third reading. j The bill concerning the listing of i property and poll was considered, and a substitute offered by Mr. Jenkins j was adopted. This substitute, pro- j vides that any person indicted for the failure to register property or poll i f-hall bo relieved upon presentation of j t:.e:r tax receipts and the payment of i all costs, the county in no case to be j responsible for any portion of thecost. Mr. Bnsbee advocated the passage j of this bill. In Wake county, as he j had been informed, 3,200 indictments had been made under the provisions ! of the law as it now stands, and he j asked relief for this unfortunate clasp. ! Mr. Cautwell opposed the bill. Let j every man sutfer for a failure to do j his duty in this respect. The discussion was continued at much length. An amendment was adopted that the said indictments be dismissed by the payment of 25 cents to the Solicitor, 25 cents to the Sheriff aud 25 cents to the clerk, various other amendments having been adopted. The" bill thus amended passed its several readings. By Moore, colored, a resolution in regard to the State debt. Referred. Mr. Norment called up House bill to amend the charter of the town of Shoe Heel.iu Robeson county, under a suspension of the mles and put on its passage. The bill in relation to the Western North Carolina Railroad was taken up as tbe unfinished business, and dis cussed at considerable iength. Mr. Gudger favoied the substitute . . .1, 11 - -I -' .1 If oi Air. uuaiuiier t.s oeing me most icu sible plan of comp eting this road to its proposed termini. He was very bitt r ou the amendment ol Air. Aic- Uae, which he said was known as the Smith clause of tne consolidation act of tlie last General Assembly. He thought it passing strange that Mr. MeRa-" should see fit to incorporate this cmendment in the bill now before the House, when n- such clause was to be fi.uud in a railroad bill he (M--R;;e) hid introduced and championed in the House. The substitute, he said, was favorably considered by the Sen ate, and also tbe Senate Committee. Mr. McRae said the bill he had the honor to introduce was an act to amend the chaiter of the Carolina Ceti'ral Kail way, a corporation fudy organized and in operation, and it w.:s a it in his proviuce or the province of this House to incorporate such an amendment iu a charter already in opeiation. It was his fortune to in troduce the biil to amend the charter of tbe Carolina Central Uadway at the request of a friend, vrhose character was as pure and spotless as any man in the State, and since that time he had to bear the heavy load on his shoulders, tbat he was here in the in terest of a railroad ring, &c. He had nothing whatever to do with the road, did not live on its line.aud only intro duced the bill mention ut the req ie6t of a friend, and would do it again, &c. He again spoke in favor of the origi nal bill aud opposed the substitute. Mr. Erwin argued in favor of the original bill with great earnestness. It was tbe only bill which proposes to protect the interest of the private stockholders of the W. N. C. R. It., and he urgc-1 that point, and the on y feasible proposition to complete this Railroad. If the substitute should be a- opted, the rtsuit will be the stock ho d3 of the VL C. R. R. will enjoin theN. C. R. R., from carrying it out; The W, N. a R. R., will be tied up NO. 11. just as it is now in the Federal Court. Many other objections he urged at considerable length . JUr. Jratton was willing to compro-mi-e the existing difference by the adoption of both bills, and urged this course. The defects in one could be cired by the merits of the other, and he would vote for both bills. Mr. Candler to-;k the floor in sup port of the resolution, but yielded to a motion to adjeurn till 7 o'clock to night. SENATE. SEVENTY-SECOND DAY. Maeoh 4th, 1875. Mr. Cantwell, a bill to establish, a colored branch asylum at Wilmington. Referred. Mr. Waddell.a bill for a specific ap propriation for the Penitentiary. Re ferred. Mr. Waddell. a bill providing for the change of the time of holdins the election in North Carolina. Provides for holding it the first T'lesJav utter the first Mondav m November. Re ferred. Mr. Standford, a bill to prevent the sale of liquor within throe miles of Bethlehem aud White Oak Churches in Bladen county. Referred. Senate bill preventing the killing of partridges, doves, pheasants or wild turkeys between tbe first of April and the first of October in each year, except on a person's own farm, and the trap ping of birds at any timo except ou one's farm, iu the counties of David son, Mecklenburg, Warren, Rowan, Anson, Guilford and Randolph, was considered and passed its third read ing by a vote of 37 to 2. Mr. Shaw, at 12 o'clock, introduced the following resolution : " Whereas, The term of the Forty Third Congress of the United States expires with this hour. And whereas a large majority of taid Congress, be ing unmindful of the trusts imposed in it, by a free people, have heaped burdens and insults upon them unpre cedented in the annals of history, and with an unmitigated hatred to the Southern portion of thi Union, have converted the " Halls of Congress" in to a " Star Chamber " of oppression : " Therefore, be it Eemleed, By the Senate of North Carolina, that we hail with joy this, the hour of our de liverance, and extend our congratula tions to the whole people of these Uni ted States upon this happy dawn of a better day." This resolution created a warm dis cussion, and resulted in quite a num ber of motions to postpone and table, which were lost. Mr. Morehead introduced the fol lowing substitute : " That the Senate of North Carolina congifil j.ates the people of the United States, and all lovers of civil liberty, that the hour has arrived at which the 43d Congress expires." Mr. Morehead's substitute was lost by a vote of 1G to 29. The resolutions of Mr. Shaw were then adopted by the following vote: aye 26, nays 22. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES. The bill in relation to the Western I North Carolina Railroad was taken up J as tbe uufiidsh d business of yester day, j Mr. Candler, the author of tins sub- ! stitute, moved a postponement of the whole mi tter till Saturday next. This ; motion was vehemeuently opposed by the supporters of Mr Tate's biil, and the motion was rejected. Mr. Tate then stated his reasons for offering the amendments to tbe sub stitute, which were for the protection of private stockholders of thu road iu the event of the adoption cf the sub stitue. He hoped there would bt no necessity for urging the adoption, believing that the substitute would not pass. Mr. Staples, at considerable length, opposed the Tate ;bill, arguing that its provisions were in nowise feasible, as its first proposition was to pur chase the road by the Slate without any machinery to raise funds for this purpose. Again, it is proposed to pay the interest on its bonds from half of the earnings of this road, the other half to bo applied to tho com pletion of the road to, iis proposed terminus. He proposed to show that iu" ten years the road would bo more embarrassed than it is now, and not a single foot of work performed to ward its completion, by such legis lation. He was clearly of the opin ion that that the only plan to relieve the road from its present financial embarrassment was nn appeal to tho Supreme Court, which with the sub stitute guarded by the amendments proposed by himself would effect the desired object of completing this great work and rendering it avail able to the State. Mr. McRae replied to the argument of Mr. Staples, and epol e mainly to the merits of the amendment offered by himself, whicb.-as heretofore stated, is characterized by Mr. Gudger as the Smith clause of the consolidation act. Mr. Mendenhall was loth to take issne with his Golleague on matters of importance before tho General As sembly, but after careful considera tion of the subject he was convinced of the fact that there was merit in the Tate bill and would support it. Mr. Moring warmly advocated the Tate biil and argued at uome length the various provisions therein in con- i . -.1 ii.. ,.cai.. l. . i : i . . . . irast witu mo.se ot tue buuMiiuits. -., ,- , ,T n , I Mr. Robinson Mr. Walker, cf Richmond, in the Chair) bad exam ined both bilis now before the house w ith care, and while, he was willing to accord merit to each, yet he thought the Tate bill would save the proper ty to the State, and the substitute would not; he wofld, therefore, sup port the original bill. Mr. Stiqdes m announcing his preference for tbe substitute gives no assurance that he will support even the substitute un less his amendments are incorporated, &c. The gentleman from Guilford.be said, a'so faintly suggests that an apxeal to the Supreme Court, would relieve the road of its embarrassment. li he remembered aright, a resolution was now before the Committee on Railroads providing for the taking of this appeal to the Supreme Court. Mr. Stap!es(iuterriiptiDg. )'"The res olution was introduced, and is now sleeping iu the hands of the Commit tee." Mr. Robinson "1 have information that the r.-soiutiou has been carefully considered by the Committee, and have had Major jQitii before them, and they are satisfied that tbe appeal wi.l be to the interest of the State." Mr. Candier said he was willing to withdraw his bill as a substitute for Mr. Tate's and would after w rds oiTer" his as h separate bill, and let if come up on its own uerits No object on being offered, he withdrew the substi tute. Several unimportant amendments were accepted, after which Mr. Tate called the previous question, which being sustained, the vote was taken and the biil passed its third reading. SEVENTY-THIRD DAY. SENATE. Makch 5tb, 1875. a bill to encourage Mr. Cantwell, - ' . !Ci f-- r , On Square, one week... M...O fyr-v One Square, two week. X9 One Square, on aaomth...... f t1 1 One Square, three monthfc........ One Square, six moith.. M f Additional Squares at proportional rates, A Square is equal to m sous usrassC f Tertlgingtype. OMh, invariably lead vane the manufacture of cotton and Trot dsn f ' fabrics iu North Carolina. BefswssLV' Mr. Parish, a bill to amend BattU'a Revisal so as to hare all fines and for feitures iu the counties paid orer to the respective County Treasurers fox the benefit of the school fond of tas county, instead of sending it to tito. Public Treasurer. Referred. Mr. Cooke's bill to repeal sections 19 and 20, chapter 66, of Battle's Bsvisal, was considered. This bill provides ' for the repeal of the agricultural labor lien law, to go into effect Jan. 1st, 1676. - .. Messrs. Cooke, Peebles and Kerr, favored the repeal, believing that the law had been productive of great dam age to the farming interests to the State. During the coarse of bit ra- " marks, Mr. Peebles stated that on ons) occasion he' paid seven cents oash for' bacon, when a neighbor, buying on- der the mortgage system, bought the , same bacon from the same merchant, on the same day, and for which he para fourteen cents. He could not see the good of any usury law when this thins; ; was allowed. Messrs. CJooJce and rverr argued that it was wrong to allow per- -sons to mortgage what did not eTiwt,aa the farmers were now allowed to do upon their crops, as it proved only ft . matter of speculation. Messrs. Bell, French, Latham, and Tucker opposed the repeal. They could not agree with the Senators that the law worked the hardships claimed, but believed it enabled many farmers to cultivate their farms that could not otherwise do so. Pending the question, the special order was called. THE N. C. R. B. BUJj. Mr. McElroy "s bill to amend the charter of the N. 0. R. B. Co., em powering that road to purchase the . A- jn. j. t. K., and to purchase the w. .in. u, li. it., and complete the i to Paint Rock. Mr. French wanted the bill post poned until Monday, in order that the Senate might have before it the bill which passed the House yesterday, and both bills be considered at the same time. Mr. McElroy opposed the postpone ment. The West demanded some re lief from this Legislature, and he thought his bill would not only give his people a railroad, bnt would ena ble the N. C. R. R. to save the Con struction Bonds, which the State was now compelled to pay or lose its in-. terest in that road. Mr. Graham offered as a substitute the House bill, (passed that body Thursday, the substance of which has been given in tbe House reports.) On motion of Mr. French, the mat ter was postponed until Monday at 11 o'clock. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATTVE3. By Mr. Tate, a bill to vest land pur chased by the State in the Trustees of the University. Referred. By Mr. Godwin, a resolution re seating the expelled member from Warren, J. Williams Thorne. Galea-,, dar. The bill in relation to the land sorip fund for the establishing of colleges for the benefit of Agriculture and Mechanic arts was taken up as the special order for 11 J o'clock. Mr. Mendenhall explained fully the bill and its objects which is to require the State Treasurer to take up the amount of the land scrip, donated by the United States Congress to North Carolina for the purpose of establish ing a College of Agriculture, Ac., foe which special tax bonds had been re-; cei ved in payment at a sale of the same and the interest thereon to be applied annually to the State University. 2l' Mendenhall then proceeded to advo cute the adoption of the bill. Mr. Tate followed ia support of t&e bill, also explaining the various Com plications that surrounded this fra2L arising from the sale of this tea. iicrip. Mr. Gash was not opposed to.rC. ,vfJi! objects to be attained by the pasr .c .i. , i.;u .i i,."m v.a t.i Ol til Olii, .11114 WiillU XI U ACtTlfbt yet he desired its postponement' after the passage of the State bill , .eyjrv M . -,lf to favor x Mr. Bovd was willinc: legislation that would result advancement of the University, 1 believing that the passage of thifrt. would be a recognition of the tmtcL tax bonds, he felt compelled pose it. " - :J -1; - Mr. McRae said he was as must, 1(1 opposed to any recognition of fteijg.! from Alamance, but claimed that tv." adoption of the bill would in no wti$ -X oo considered, lie argueu at cons - ; crable length in favor of the bill, and: appealed to the House to come to the v.H.-no nf flirt TTnivArsit-v Hv nnjurlf -t - - . -r-: ': .no same. . ff Mr. Tate offered an amendment thai nothing herein contained shall be eosV,''. . st rued to a recognition in any manner' of the bonds commonly known, as file "special tax" bonds, which the Ge-; eral Assembly hereby declares to M fradulent and void, and in no manner binding on the State. i.-.- Mr. Hanner, an amendment provid- y ing for tho sale of the State lands and 't'fk buildings lying in and around Raleigh not used for public purposes, and tOisf 'if invest 8125,000 of the proceeds for the V . nAi.imvilaiail in fViA Kill t.flJt 9- remainder to be added school fund Mr. Boyd again took the floor in eJ- ii. porilliou to me oiu, auu peuuiug mm c, - , J .1 1 . . I I .1 w.A4.MM.kA - .V - -li . ... , , .-i j argn ment the second special order , p , ... taken up, being the Senate compro raise to commute and settle the pubUO debt; and pending tbe discuenott ;t( i-. thereon the House adjc draed HXk99f'ifi o'clock. ... :XM"L Mr. J. II. Mills refused to aobept five hundred dollars deposited in. the Citizens' Bank of Raleigh by the Grand Gift Cor cert at Wilson, for the Asylum at Oxford. " . ' The Wilson Advance says: 'There was a chicken fight at Rocky Mount last week, Halifax vs. Edgecombe, for 5250 a side. The Halifax party .were victorious by three odds. The Salem Press says: We regret t b arn that the store of Messrs. Denny . v & Kerr, at Flint Hill, Yadkin county, -a as destroyed by fire on Saturday ; aightlast, with the entire stock of .,k1s. No insurance. Supposed to be the work of an incendiary. ' ; : 4 The Wilson Plaindealer says: At the - .i, recent term of Superior CourtfWf;; b 5 Na-h county the aggregate of Vaem.Vfi imposed upon people of that 001111-4. for measures seaiea 11 amounted to aine thousand dollars. The Rocky Mount Mail, says : WiSlt a small cartridge pistol JUT. ndlionm last week, shot twice at rabbit which was hotly pursued by I pacis.oio.oy3. ' i -"j; hare. This beats shooting on the wjnff,. all hollow. ThA Wilson Advance savs: W that an infant child of Martha Eransj. at the Poor House, fell in the fire, and in the absence of its mother, and W burned to death a few days ago, and one day last week, thelhouse of Joa burned and two children perwbl J ..r-:--- i . A- v-v V r4. . e - ft! V5 f : ' -if ' , . v mi : .li.t r7 e,- liib is- 2'-l '.5?-V..