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Ail Uii. li aa.."i- -t, ' ' " fj-n'.-s !- l'i.'s. n? ex!r.-!ie-!y iia'!. S?. Ii"Uis is tin' jriinn.a! m.ii k t j--r 1 1 , .r,a,i- ina.le :it this mill, whiVii :,.i-.v laiiin?! at its I' : 1 1 i eapaeltr. . .-. ,.r .... .1 . , ; . . ISUI I I . ' !nl(.rji .li;.;-', ap:'.i!iHt ri'fousrinf- Ai'I ii,,w 'i'.air... r:ii-. s ;'.( i.'s ' ,'"t t:u. I ie too ! ()': viiKi '.I at this i:.t: iv th n there In:- l.-.-ni .t a i'.it.ii, taist'iKe l:l:al a fearful, it in tJie Ilaiii- c:t'i proraiame m the South. Do our '.. -..,.. !!.? who nr.il what this 1' "1 ' j f,.;:,i- w,i i an.l V He it w;n wno j la ! ;;(. 1 on to Piltu.urCT to U II th ! f'i!I:mt patriots of the (.irainl Atcy of th.- Kepahiic tli- re as- in'oit how i:-. ;k1 lr:ip-fjtl np seven urowneil negro iMt.ii.ts "hy t lio l u,!. " in one ii;iii jM.ial in (iinifonl eotinty. He it v .s t' tviioia we are liai- ot for ;ver. n.wivioii t'i '.-sent Con it was v ho s'itutioii of tiie State. lie went thr liitrh North (J iro rim.". ('l'f i'l- i.ihS th.' la '!) into i.oyai Ijea-Mn It to in his juiliebl liistiael wIi-u l '.ii frro li.'inls raviiiLeil ami btunt anti! ti:- whites w re lotaail from a in i.: e ol insecurity ami for mutual piot; eri' n t . ! a ia opposite a.-i-ociatioms. I: v, ,...--in iiis district that liiii ami "tioore uu-d Vv'.l.y '.vere imjirisoneel, ami IviiL ami J'.. i ;;.'li tiehl military xusseb.sion, over ritlitig I.imh and con.-tit:itioii.s. Jt i. tins man who now " grows ciieum ,.,1." Vis, Tourg.s"; has aotntdly coiuo t... till" cnhehlsloll that reeouritriii'ltoll is u failure "not only a failure," ho u: -survs ii corrt'i-pondfiit of a Ciaciiiuaf i iJii.iic.i! i' i.er, "hut one of so utter iiii.i igtioiieni. .us a eliiii act. f th.it the IH'diile art; ili.-inelined to go back and liiijinre into us. imusi-k" i!;i' Le .1 .us. Aeeordiiig to Tourgee, iUi.l surely l.e ought to know, tho mia t.ik.s of reeoa.-t raet ion were: 1'iist, the assumption tiiat men who h;.d (..in ! up from barbarism through two htiii.lred and Hit v years of Klavery, ('".iild make scli-oi-.-.t -ef .o.g, wi l:-b:..l iuic.'i! fre.-viim n ia a day; ami, :-eeon.:, thiit a party iinnle up of this element cull protect itself trotu (he assaults of ti party combining cxp. rit L.ee, .-!;.-fine and w.-alth. Ijooking baek.er the work, and considering the pre.-i -n ' unt'oitMii it,:' eoj.ddion f the white i;i two States, ami of the negroes m nil the other States, ToU,-gee now tiniiks it ?;l i ange that anybody sl.oll!.! Ii ive "dreaiie-d ofeouf. rring the powi r el a State i.j:o:i a party haI;:g liot tii-ir.' tliaa u tenth of the property, laiu a. it u r intell-gone.' nor t xperienee i" rnhiie ait'airs." In fa.-t, Tourgee has n.-ed Iris vital optic jMse, ;ti,.i ac 'ordiiigh-Ki.-tauy vi'.'w for black to soui'' par takes a very tind white Ib - l'i-hiie.nis ia the S. ll'tll. "I'.y regaining possession of the 'I'lnrn States the whites have a twiro potent voice in national allairs t.'ain.'ver b. fore, !h, 'iifrunHii.s"inf:.t "i the blacks having largely increa d t'le (aaifressional representation from ('us section, ati. I added to the electoral V"te winch chooses the President. The hitea are v.rtaaily .n top m all but tw..,,f the Southern, States, and the l!,Kn. governme-it in these, wiii be up 't latere l,,g. In the Presidential 'i'-i-tioa ,,f next year, the strongest a.h-ocates of the reeonidruction pobcv ee an.l i,.,.l the weapon they have l,!Ui.t.. the hands of the South." Prom this stand point our irnmaeu lu st-tt sinau predicta evil eonse-I'x-nci's to his party. Having built 'MMii a foundation of sand, he fears calami rains and winds of a poht KHl n v"!uta,n. Nay, even the "it -suits of t!,e wr.r," and the Constitn- ;u -Vta.-i.dni'-iits are in dan r. Tiie ii. a t; H-s i 'i c .ii. i mg citizens merely in narue. ta..oinK almost the entire iile vi 'uth. in Republican party, he tuiiiks ti a v must mill will tore tia t'onibined wealth (ind courage of th 6 whites. He thinks the negroes ought to avu been educated before they were howeu to vote, and in the mean time tueiiative whites being "rebels" ought not to have been allowed to purtici l,at m public aitiirs. This, of caurs. , nia Lave retained Tourgee in office '""ugliis natural life, which pro &y Way have had some weight in 1",r;a,1'g his opinion. -Too late for moralizing, Judge Tour W hat do you propose as matters Ktaud ' The negroes are citizen, ; e fctrength of tho South iu the UotlSfi nf i , , . x.-yruseuiauvcH has been j much increased thereby; what IZ k be8t in the Premises, ex ePt join the Democratic party. - ZnV1?? leastfro tuat mortihea tUm nl humiliation. I , , ., C lll! 1! 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Th- l'-T(TiH Iviitiia Rooublioan Con vention Mu-ct.s on tho 2i)th of tins iii mth. A number of prominent Re public in polii icians wiil leave Wash- "' :i l-y or tv to lie present. A dispatch savs their mission will bo ; lo carry our. it i.'-ii,li'. tne wishes of I IICHIg the Coli ili to the no aim '1 v wiii prohabfrhavo ! ill.-'. v. i :. i i nm?ss tli V thi.l J.irtl b imd Jh.-hop in j I . mber, l s 7, j n !ii" 1 Ird of a liar. created a Cardinal i t,.: -2 !f il t i 'i ei r, 1K5 : nl 1 1 .i .Snj'f. t.i I't.iiiii;, as sm-r. rsor :or XVI, on tin' 17th of June, lie v:-is et r.ctl -cith the tiara iii- -isi ...j jiiiii'. iMi). ana is the y V.-i!f hiiicn Peter who has oei-u-i tla eliair for t vv.-iity-iive rears. vritea to ti Tixas, that the .n'.s th elotieilia Early, tiismi.ssed Oiuud of the vul- Anoio l-a.l-t, "He, iioni tie eon l. - y of Vii c-inia." in untrue. II" was I relieve! fr..m ...?n;i..iii afK-r he lenl 'ia- to .,o,itiiivesti-r;i Vir; iuia, an.l ; 'hi, w;(., done ir.iii no want of conli : iiaiiee ;:) l.u ' v, or . ! i-. v. .! mit ion of I hi.' i:: uet, l.ul for r ... us of po:iev. I (i ii. i.i. ly a!.-. s:is i!i ii,e saiu:- I'oni i.i'U ieati."), t!:.tt iua pratnl. father, j ( ''.. .Fen-im ih Ktrly, was ti;e f.lile.st ! liroliier of Jot-i il;trly, wiio mowii to t ;.. r-Tia in the y-'ar l7:!o, un l w;ih also a !:. ti'er i.i Josiiiia iu iy, tho fafhtr of Uisijo-i ijirlv. !t.ii us s: ii.s, am;u'!i;vt. Gov, Tiideii, in ii recent message to tlio Tj( '-idature of 2ew York, shows that the tweidy-four eitit;.s of that ;.'tat- hiVL- nu agg-v. y j(. local dobt of .17"),,7,U;7, imlepeude-nt of their re : pe;.'t:ve shares of State ami nutional loi.i. Ij eLjior: is the only city free nssni debt, and ia but four is the .l.-'nc le. s Liian ijfty ilollui .s for each while in four others it r olu: hu.udrtal doliiirs. ( l..v ii;m.-ni set a pestii-..u- ti.is iuisniiii.ageineut ar:-. in te laciiity witn ;.'ted enormous loans, .ues.s wu.cii aaaared Co i a,s:-uui:tion of a in. Tina example is u gva.-ping Tin- hi t -ry of North Ci-voiina i.-, tiill of eni.oaj autl romantic incidents. Amoog the mo..: eiuioiis is the cireum tance oi tho ao'.i ion ei ii peerage in l ' i e p . i i o u v.iih L i:-, I i : : Less.::,; "a ii tid "0:ii "August id, i aat n ai s tt. j tiii'ids ' ih. of .u Italian Chieftain, a related iu Sir. C. Edwuid ei.t j,;.-:., ..neal work, enti-i'ir-t iiuudrud Years;" t . . aoouei. ohi plov s'iii haunted the rev. ii,;!! f . hitrrou'e Indians, yet tla; mothe and a Tiiili.: Vol Cfo.-lan to ! Ola., on lii-jir i?iand of new iaigiisii visitors, til l Oil the IdtU of August, at the Command oi' Sir Walter Kaleigh, fhat :'.-.;t ii nl I.v.bfiU eiii.f ivi'iive.1 chti., tian bapi ! ni), nd was iiiadt; a feu.lal bar.ni, ui.d -r the title of Lord of itoati' k.. Tins wa i the lirst ami last peerage eve; created by Jngland oil this s-iiJ." Toi . ii piile an ioiere. tu.g bit td Idstorv. s 1 1 : Thi (iiilvf.-ao;: A', ir-t says that th't: paragraph w li lias ixen going the that r .iiii.ii o; th-- li. n. ho plei s to the ell't 7 , i' l-oii ).:vis has been po-iiiou oi She Presi gi i.-iii! in :d C'tillege at temb-r. d tie tb-ncy of f ha ibyan, Texas, is premature at icast. Seeing the paiagiaph. an oht Missis sipt.i fi '. Tid .' ?dr. Difvis v. ro'eto'iim on the subj: l, ad in reply ."dr. Davis slates that he .ha.- neva r b.-en apprised of i iieii ap.p.iini ment. but it is inu rred from !he tone ei his h t'er that he woiii l !ir;e aec. j b d the position. He speiiks voty giooiody of the fill tire of Mississippi; ; s ys tiie majoi ity of m gro vob-r.s is id ready so- large ami so rapidly iun n-:ii:g by ii.naigrntiou that htr cannot foresee the day of her deliver ance. In f-peakiiig ol Texas lie says: "Texas is the only Southern State which has advanced in 2ro.-perity since the w;.r, and as a lleldfor one w ho has sons to iauncLi npon tiie world, ollVr.-i tne mo; t mvjtin.o pvospict A tit. !'!.M,tAMt tl It ITT I- Account from bio mia ng regions of l'enns. .ania are still of tin most unpromising character. On Friday nig it an atrocious :d lOiT.pt was made to bum a bi idge on the Philadelphia and Heading Hailroad. A terrible disaster was only av-u-le I by a watch man, who had common :ens! and thonghU'ulncKs ejioiigii to go to the neare.-t tel. graph station and give warning to a coming express train. D.scovery oi the tire was made in time to save the bridge from luitig entirely destroyed, though it was seriously damaged. In tne Schuyl kill region attempts to wreck trains are alarmingly on the increase. At the meeting of miners, both of those who are on the strike and of those at work, the most olstinate determina tion continues to be manifested. Why does not Philly Sheridan, with his biittallions of banditti squelchers, make his appearance on the scene ? Is not his master, Grant, as much bound to preserve the peace, protect life and property, and maintain a Re publican i'oim of government in Penn sylvania as iu Louisiana ? Or have tho Republicans of the Key Stone State, by giving the cold shoulder to the third term movement, not only forfeited their right to hold offices in Washington, as iu the case of Doug lass, but also all right to the paternal protection of the government 1 There is certainly something wrong in Penn- sylvania. .mud male, i I avel'-ig' s i.v. j Tee Nat::.!. . ei.t (:: : ' ! oi nioiia ipj i a.:; whi'. h it cou'r.. j aiivt t ii e car. X j I .. UiViid :ts j raouniain oi U. i i.huai i.y trueuUut a J poii'-.Ciiiiis iii l:m:iV la.llilt nKCKIIHIIUl CiKHTEN.IAI.. Our correspondents have endeavor ed to keep our readers fully posted in thi recent Centennial Celebration of the Mecklenburg Declaration of Inde pendence. It was in every reepect a grand success. From every portion qf the State, and from many of the other States of tho Uniou, the people flocked to Charlotte. It is difficulty nay, it is impoHHible to forru any estimate of the numbers present. It isenou -h to i.ay that the little city was filled to over iloAii.g. While its hospitality was tried to its utmost, it pioved alto- imeagba, on ! father equal to the oee-ision. ;. tl.41I;fh (,j I All steiueil iuiprM8ed with the im Coiii.r M.i-.! ii i P"rtaiiee of the ceremonies. Those w'l 'J!l recently met each other in bat tle array, on the one hand in the i etleral ranks and on the other fol- '""'K the fortunes of tho "Lost Cause," forgot, in their common de votions the recent troubles, and recol lected only the sufferings and deed of their ancestors. Speakers and ban ners and niotoes and fire-works com memorated only such deeds and brought to memory only such recollec tions as shed honor upon the State and upon the whole country. It was in every respect a national celebra tion, wo. thy of the day and worthy of the generous, noble people in memory of whose ancestors it was observed. As North Carolinians we feel proud of it; as American citizens we take even more pride iu it. Yet this celebration is not without its defiiniers-. There ure those so lost to every patriotic impulse who cannot lose any opportunity to turn every thing to ell'ect a political result. Not only is die authenticity of the cause of die celebration denied, but the very purposes of the celebration misrepre sented and maligned. While the inau gural ceremonies began with the raising of the .National Fag in Independence Square, amidst the shouts of the multi tude and tho firing of artillery, and the first speaker was the Republican Governor of .he State, yet the whole aiFair Las been denounced as a politi cal and Confederate jubilee. The Washington Jit publican, the official organ of President Grant, makes a venemous attack upon the whole cele bratioD, and it prefaces its vile slanders with the following head lines in bold type, from which the character of the whole article maybe easily inferred: Meckleburg A Great Rebel Fraud The Truth of History Confeder ates at Charlotte The Latest Tar Heel Humbug Treason made Re spectable Democratic Mutual Admi ration Meeting President Grant de liberately Insulted A Ku-Xlux Ora tor to be Heard from Opinions of General Hill and Governor Vance Imputed Vacillations of the so-called Hornets Captian Jack as a new Paul Revere From His Grave the True StoryMay Twentieth and May Thirty-first The Latter Date the Correct One Attempt of the South to Steal the Glory of the Nation An Array of Facts to Disprove an Independent Ke'jcl Assutuptiou J 'fferson Vindi cated from tho Charge of Plagiarism The way North Carolina Makes His tory lrom Gravestones. It matters not what our people do, we are always misrepresented iu some quarter. Our religious couvocatione; our business assemblages; our public meeting of all kiuds; our silence even, arc all fashioned into disloyalty. And now when we meet around the attars of liberty which our fathers erected one hundred years ago, our celebra tion is denounced as a "rebel frand," mul our patriotic enthusiasm is stig matized as treason. In this, as in other matters, we have gone forward and done our whole duty without regard to our calumniators. The celebration at Charlotte will have a marked effect upon the whole coun try. The patriotic enthusiasm there evinced shows that in the hearts of our people tho love for the Union pre dominates. We have given anew the pledges which our grandfathers gave in 177o, and stand ready, as tht y did then, to risk honor and fortune iu behalf of a common country. 'I lie l'r.'NH and Wilmington. Wo continue to-day our extracts from the press in regard to the meet ing of the Press Association, recently held in Hub city, quoting hero from the- Wadesboro Jlcrald and Argus: Wt wish that we could write iu fitting terms of the kindness and hos pitality of the citizens of Wilmington and of the cordial welcome extended by them to the members of the Asso ciation, but we cannot do justice to the theme. We verily believe that there is not a moro hospitable spot nor a more noble, genial, kindhearted poplo to be found anywhere on the face of the globe. Itenowned as Wil mington was in the earlier years of its history, as the seat of true refinement and the facility with which the heart strings amt purse-strings of its people spread open at the sight of a stranger's face, the citizens of this day and gene ration are nobly illustrating the tradi tions handed down to them from the far past. Tiie State of North Carolina lias cause to be proud of their metropolis iu more ways than one. Nestled in and among the beautiful trees that line every street in the city, with the majestic Capo Fear, dott ;d with the ships of almost every nation, flowing past its doors, with the ocean bo near that the roarof thesurf may sometimes be heard, and above all with a hospitable energetic, go-a-head people, it forms one of the most delightful places of r siueneo to be found anywhere in this broad land. In the winter sea sou there is a salubrity in its climate, aid in summer the delightful ocean breezes which fan the city, day and night, bring with them the healthful aroma of the pine, gathered from the forests through which they pass from the sea to the city. And as for health, notwithstanding all that has been writ ten and said to the contrary, it will challenge comparison (and beat them all) with any city on the Atlantic coast, North or South. The mortuary records fully establish this fact. It has many noble residence, and its churches and public buildings are of a high order of architectual beauty. May disaster and distress alwaes be fur from thy borders, oh ! beautiful city by the sea, and may that prosperi ty and commercial supremacy of which you are so worthy, be yours in the future. "Peace be within thy walls and plenteousness within thy palaces. " Herald. Our deliberations in the Convention wore characterized by a spirit of great harmony. The thorough acquaintance that our dignified prt siding officer exhibited in parliamentary law added greatly to our dispatch of business; and the disposition manifested by tho members of the Press, representing the diversity of interest that exists between the East and West, by mem bers representing these sections, was ample proof that the general good of the whole State left no room in their hearhs for sectional jealousy. This much for ourselves. Now, what shall I say for the people of Wilmington V To those of the readers of the Aigus who did not have the good fortune to be there, it would sound like fubouie panegyric if I wi re to tell one half the truth a out their kindness and hospi tality, while to those of us who were its recipients it is difficult to find lan guage lauditory to give expression to our thanks lor the manner in which we were treated. The Jews, n ex tending to the Co i vention an invitation to attend the lecture of Gov. Vance on the "Scattered Nation," not only gave an opportunity that many of in probably may never have agaiu of listening to one of tho grandest ef forts of human genius; but also ex emplified in ft characteristic manner the noble vindication of the distin guished lecturer of a persecuted peo ple. I shall attempt no outline or synopsis of the lecture. But this I will say that lie broke down and des troyed many of the prejudices that lies hitherto been entertained against this Ceculiar people, and it would be a eneflt to both Christian and Jew if it could be heayl all over tho laud. We fchank you, Jew, for tho compliment you puid the "press gang." To the gentlemen composing the Chamber of Commerce, Produce Ex change and other citizens of Wilming ton, the members of the Association were indebted fur an excursion down the river that will long live in the memories as oue of the most pleasing incidents of their lives, especially to our western brethren. Under the es cort of a committee we were marched down to the steamship Raleigh, of the Baltimore and Southern Steamship Company, Capt. Oliver, commanding, and were received on board hy those merchant princes and accomplished gentlemen, Messrs. 1 W. Kerchner and S. W. Vick, in whose hands the steamer had been placed to dispense, her hospitalities. Swinging loose wo were saluted by the flash and boom of a cauuon by Capt. Cazaux, the agent of the steamship, aud swiftly gliding down the river, she carried on her deelis as happy a lot of brain-racked ediiors, accompanied by a number of prominent and distinguished gentle men, as ever were crowded in the same space before. Finally, Smith ville was reached, find we were board ed by Col. Pennington, U. S. A., and his staff. Wo did not meet in bloody embrace, but the blue ami the g'ay standing on the bridge that now spans the bloody chasm, joined in festivities with toast, speech sml repartee ; and then their introduction to Vance, his toast, "Tho blue and the gray ; let them remain separate, they cau whip each other, joij them together, tin y can whip all creation, and a part of South Boston," and then the fun grew "fast and furious; aud then but 1 have not time to tell it. We left Smithville, out to sea, turn ed back and then the Irl.NSEB. Col. DeRosset, President of the feast, gave us a niot graceful and welcome speech. I shall not attempt an outline; but it was eloquent ami en tertaining, besides giving us seme valuable statistics in reference to the harbor, its capacity, etc., and only asked the peopie of North Carolina to have State pride enough to give the city of Wilmington the .same terms as they did other cities. Then tho toasts, which I shall have to omit; but sum.' of the quill drivers reciprocated the lurid feelings of the city representa tives; another speech from Vance.and, like a postscript to a lady's letter, the last i- always the best. I must not omit the mention of the remarks made by Mr. VanBakkelen; but I would sig nally fail to do him justice; but it ma.te a fine impression on all preseut. But I must hasten on. I have beta compelled to omit a thousand things that occurred to make the time pass agreeably. The hearty desire on the part of the Wilmington gentlemen to do everything iu their power to make tho excursion a complete success, nor do I mean to be invidious when I say that if it is ever my good fortune to fall in with such good hosts again, may F. W. Kerchner. with his whole-souled manner, and tho happy faculty he pos sesses of anticipating intuitively the wants f his guests, be there, tooami I shall ask no better fate. We returned late iu the afternoon to the city, all enraptured with the trip. One thing I omittetl that occurred on tho excursion that was most gratif j ing to all, but to which I intend in a fu ture communication to speak of more particularly, was the presence of Capt. J. N. Mafiit, the Commander of tho Confederate war steamer, Florida. His speech was eloquent and thrilling, and his account of the history and career of his gal hint steamer sho-'h1 be put in more enduring from tha a newspaper article. The ball was a most perfect success. The beauty of Carolina's fair daugh ters, tho elegance of their costumes threw a halo of ppleudor over the whole scene that my feeble pen falters iu the attempt to describe. B.ut the Press was so well represented in the mazy whirl of waltz and dance, that I aD. sure it will be mentioned by those more competent thau mys If, to do it justice. The invitation of the Produce Ex change was accepted, and good cheer and good words were heaped upou us, literally to overflowing. Our visit to the guano works, through the courte ous invitation of Mr, D. Mcllae, Sec retary, aud the kindness of Col. Fre mont was one of the most pleasurable incidents of our whole visit. We were conducted over the budding by its ac tive and energetic Superintendent, as sisted by Messrs. McRae, F. W. Kerchner and others, and there saw for ourselves the whole process of manufacture and manipulation, and there was an universal surprise ex pressed by the Western men at the magnitude of its operation. But as this is one of the most important in terests of North Carolina, I intend in a future communication to call the attention of our peopie to it, suffice it at present, that one visit wid be pro ductive of mutual good to the coun try as well as the corupiipy. Here, too, were prepared refresh ments, and every one did justice to them. Here too, we were entertained with a speech from Col. Fremont, giv ing us a history of the building of the first railroad in the State, the disad vantages they labored trader, the diffi culties they overcome. Other gentle men entertained us, and we left. At the depot in Wilmington, three rous ing cheers were given for Cel. Fre mont, and we left for our respective places, Argus. He who does not sleep enough may be suae he is breaking the sixth com mandment, 'which requireth all lawful endeavors to preserve our own life, as well aa the lives ef others. Sj.eeUl Oorre.s.on.lent e of the .tournal nu: kim sco ha i, ct.vr,. TIO FIKST PAY. S 53ESSIOX. The Fifty-ninth Annual Convention of the Protestant Episcopal Church of this State asseiubu d in Christ Church in Newborn, on Wednesday morning, the l'Jth inst., at 11 o'clock, a large number of delegates being present. After divine services, and a sermon by Rev. Mr. Sriiith, " tin- Convention was called to order by lit. Kev. Thos. Atkinson, D.D.,lJiotiop of the Diocese. On motion of iiev. Dr. Watson, of Wilmington, the Convention proceed ed to the election of a President, ami Ilev. Dr. Smedes, Hector of Sr. Mary's School, Raleigh, was unanimously elected to that position. Rev. Mr. Larmonr, of Goidsboro, Was elected Secretary. Bishop Atkinson then announced that, unless the time should be preoc cupied by other matter, the Annual Addresses of the Bishops of the Dio cese would bo read. Ou motion of H. R. Bryan, E q., tho hour of adjournment of tht. morn ing sessions of the Convention was fixed at 2 o'clock, 1'. M. On motiou of Hou. V. II. Battle, tho Convention then adjourned to meet at It) o'clock ou Thursdiy morning. S3COND DAT. The Convention reassembled at Oi o'clock, and was opened with prayer by the Senior Bishop. A petition was presented from Sc. Paul's Parish, Monroe, Union county, for admission into communion witii the Convention, which after reference to the proper committee, was favora bly considered. Several additional Clerical and Lay delegates answered to their mimes. The several committees wart: ap pointed ami elected, alter which the two Bishops read their annual ad dresses. The following resolution was passed unanimously, aud it was order tl t hat, it be sent immediately by holograph to the Mayor of Charlotte, viz: The Convention of the P. E. Chinch iu North Carolina sends its greeting to the citizens of Charlotte and to ali others" now engaged there in cele brating the Centennial Anniversary of the Mecklenburg Declaration of Inde pendence; praying that peace ami hap piness, truth and justice, religion ami piety may be established among i s anil throughout our whole country for all generations. (Signed) Rt. Rev. Thos. Atkinson', D. D. , Rt. Rev. Tur.o. B. Lvm.vn-, D. D., Rev. J. W. LAhMoi it, Secretary. A resolution was ofiVrt.a and adopt ed, expressing tho sense of this Con vention in the loss to the Diocese by the death of Rev. A. M. Fly the. Tho hour of adjournment having arrived, tho Convention took a recess until i P. M. 4 OVnco;, P. 31. Tho Convention reassembled, but without transacting any busbies:, d journed until Friday morning at o'clock. From : he. Nc w l thi no day. 1 Ilii s Pursuant to adjournment, the Con vention assembled at o'clock A. M., Friday, May 21st. Bishop Atkinson laid before the Con vention certain amendments to the Constitution of the General Conven tion, hich could not, however, be adopted by that body until it had titan submitted to tho Diocesan Conventions. Tho Bishop stated also that the matter could either be acted upou or deferred to .some subsequent Convention. On motion, ordered to be spread on the journal. The Bishop thou appointed the fol lowing Examining Chaplains: In the Southern part of the State, Rev. Dr. Watson and Rev. 31 r. Pattcrsou; in the Eastern portion, Rev. Metsrs. Forbes and Lnrmo ir; in the Central, Rev Dr. Marshall and Rev. Mr. J. 11. C. Smedes, ami iu the Western j.or tion. Rev, Dr. Buxton ami Rev. Mr. Buel. On motiou the mailer of the admis sion to representation iu this Conven tion of St. John's Parish, Monroe county, wns referred to the Committee on Now Parishes. Rev. Dr. Sutto i introduced a series f resolutions, regarding the establi h nn nt of Missionary convocations. Re ferred to the Committee on Canons. Rev. Mr. Hushes, from the Com mittee ou Canons, report tl ad.VciSO y ou the proposed change of the canons relating to the admission of New Parishes. Rev. Mr. Buel read the report i the Committee on the Slate of the Church, which gave very cheering ac counts of the growth of the Church iu the Diocese and from which we gather the following statistics : Baptism-, Olio"; confirmations, Gill; communi cants, L,o3o; pupils and catechumens, 1,2!H; marring! s, llo; burials, 2(1'.); contributions, ,f."2, INO.V'U, church con secrated, 1; clergymen received, 5; clergymen removed, :); clergymen died, 1; present number of clergy, f7, including the Bishops; deacons '.; pos tulants, o. ; Rev. Mr. Barber reported favorably ou the motion to admit St. John's Church, Rulherfordton, to representation in the Convention. Rev. Mr. Forbes, Chairman Com mittee on Proposed Division of the Diocese, read a report, which, on motion of Rev. Dr. Sutton, was ordei ed to be spread on the journal. Rev. Mr. Buel offered the following resolution, which was adopted : !lsIc d, That the resolution pre sented by the Committee on the Divis ion of the Diocese, be referred to tLe consideration of the next Di oc-.su n Convention, and that meanwhile the Committee bo continued and request ed to report further upon the two poiuts of a Federate Union of the Dio ceses aud an t quitabio division of the funds of the Diocese iu case of a divis ion. W. S. Byunm, lay delegate from Lincolnton, offer d ajp amendment to article 0 of the Canon, iu relation to parochial elections, enfranchising fe male communicants and permitting them to take part iu the government of parishes. Mr. Bynum warmly sup ported his resolutions in a short but effective speech. J. B. Batehelor, lay delegate from Raleigh, seconded the amendment, and offered also nn amendment to canon 15, sec. 3, striking out the words " confirmed persona of any age," and inserting in lien thereof the word "communicants." Rev. Dr. Smedes opposed the amendments. On motion of Hou. W. H. Battle the amendments were referred to the Com mittee on Canons, with instructions to report to the Convention during the evening session. Gen. Mai tin offered an additional resolution in relation to the Division of the Diocese, appoint ing a committee to devise a plan to carry out the scheme as proposed. The resolution being adopted, the Bishop appointed Rev. Drs. Smedes and Marshall, Rev. Mr. Rich, and Gen. J. G. Martin, as said committee. On motion of W. N. Tillinghast, 1200 copies of the Journal of this Con vention were ordered to be printed. On motion of Col. W. N. Martin, . the clergy of the Diocese were re quested to read the Bishops' Address es or extracts therefrom, within four weeks after their publication in their respective churches. On motion of J. B. Batehelor, lay delegate from liileigli, it was resolved that the next auaual session of the Convention be held in St. Mathew's Church, nillsboro. On motion of Dr. DoBossct, the Convention resolve! to adjourn after til-night's session .svue die. Rev. Dr. Marshall made aa informal report on the part of the Church P.uilding Committee, stating that the total amount raised during the past year, which was far inadequate, was ??l(C',n7; and urged upon the cierg the necessity of attending to the mat ter. .Rev. Mr. Joym r read n memorial from Ascension Parish, H"kory, Ca tawba County, asking the aid of the clergy and laity of the Convention in raising funds to build their chuvch. The Committee on Canons present ed through Judge Buttle their report, roe. nmiieu ding tho establishment of six convocations in tho Diocese, to bo presided over by a Deau, etc.. styled ns follows: Edeuton, Newborn, Wil mington. Jtaleigh, Charlotte ami Mor ganton. Also, recommending that no action be taken in reirard to s'liTrasry iu paro chial elections, aud also recommend ing the appointment of fie to take the matter into consideration and report to the next Convention. The report of the committee was then adopted. B.shop Atkinson appointed Revs. Dr. Sutton, Mr. Pettigrew, Mr. Rich, and Messrs. W. S. Bynum and J. A. Batehelor as said committee. Tho Convention took a recess until the night session. Slfi.Tl' fii.SSION. Immediately ufr-er the Missionary services were concluded tho Cotiven. tion was called to oider by the Bishop There being no fin ther business, the Secretary read the Journal of tho af ternoon session, which was accepted. The Convention tht n, after giving notice to the delegates who had paid full fare over tho railroads to tho Con vention, that they would be passed back free upon presentation of the cer tifieaie of tins S- cretjiry, Oa motion of the R:v. Mr. Patter son, the Convention adjourned sins di.. ( otiiiuoufx of Hi' Wo publish herewith c-xtrac from our two Oxford eotcmporaries, the Ij nd r ami tht the Weldou JVow, Tarr.'i-Jjigil, aud on their pleasant experiences in our city last week, in attendance on the Press Convention. The I.i ''id' says: Wednesday morning the Gang u& sembletl on board of the steamer I'cJi i;h for tin purpose of e.-curiiug down the river to n-u the harbor aui such other points of interest us should loom up before-our vision. The num ber on board has been variously esti mated at froiu one hundred ami seventy-live to two hundred aud fifty per sons of ail sizes and ages, from the small man of th.: '"J 'a r bo ro .V tdki-rn : r to th- Big .Sy.; of the Mt. Airy Vdrfti(in. A Cornet Band furnish ed the music to cheer our savage breast-. The day was propitious, as was also tho v eather, aud "the full green foliage- of advanced Spring swep.t tho waters ou either baud." Wo stopped an hour at where: the "Boie" mi::ed the Gray. On leaving thi. party Was joined by iive or officers of tho U. S. Army the "Blue" wa re mixing ; Smithville i'liut with place the MX of the ami soon t.-me more (they tool-: sugar in their n. i iiiey eiasped hands with Gov. Vance, Capt. Mallitt and the balance "ou us." We went only a short di.-tar.ee out to sea hardly far enough t. stir the oile. After passing Sunt hvilI- (when our l". S. friends hit us) on our rer tur:i tho Gang was summoned below an- on obeying the t-ummous found a light and pleasant repast spread, end soon th busy hum of conversation was quieted, the more congenial task (to that crowd at least) of cleaving the table of eatables began. After which the usual toasts were pledged and re plied to. Ti." party returned to Wilmington at about. o'clock, V. M., alter a el ay spent so pleasantly and agreeably. On Thursday the Gang hold another m. ling ami transacted some, more business, talked some, elected officers for the ensuing twelve months, flliel then adjourned. The Gang thou pro ceeded, by invitation, to the Chamber of the Proeluec ICxehange, where a neat and tasty lunch was partaken of. In the afternoon' the party were "excur t.cd" by Col. Fremont to the Navassa Guano Works which won; inspected and the modus t.ieraudi of manu facturing this great fertilizer was shown a ml explained to us. Our leave of ab.st nee having expired we got. aboard of the tram bound for Weldon and arrived in Oxford sal'n and sound Friday evening well pleas ed with the trip and with a strong de termination to meet those "boys"ngain at Newbern. The 7o'e Light discourses as fol lows of the events of thewo k : At Wilmington we were received with open arras by the good people. At 11 a. m. the Association mot. Sorry we cannot publish 'he proceedings in full, our space; bring limited. At, N o'eloek the " puss gang " receive el an invitation from the Free Brothers So ciety to hoar ox-Gov. Vance lecture iu the Opera House oa the " Scat ten d Nation." Tho tcenery had iiioslty bcen withdrawn from tne stage, leav ing an ample area which was occupied by the mem hi rs of the. Association. " An attempt to give anything short of a verbatim repeirt of this lecture, wouM convey to those; who elid not have the pleasure of hearing it but a faint idea of its beauty and excellence, and could only tend to mar the beauty of tho lasting recollection which all who heard him must retain iu their memories." Wednesday we took tho excursion on the elegant st am- r " R.deigh," lasting some 10 hours. About 3 o'clock dinner was announced The table groat-ed beneath the weight of tho good things. At 5 p. m. we re-t-urned to Wilmington. All on board were highly delighted with the trip. Thursday the Association met aud proceeded to business. At 11 a. in., tho members were aeldressed by the accomplished aud gentlemanly editor ol the Norfolk, Va., Lanelmark, Ja.s. Birron Hope. At half-past 12 the Association enjoyed a least at the Produce Exchange. At 2 p. m., the "gang," in company with some of the citizens, visited the Navassa Guano Works. We would like to say a great deal about this largo establishment, but onr space forbiehs. It was an in teresting trip. Wo were treatetl to the very best tho Wilmington market allorded. The Gram! Press Bali, given at the Opera House, Thursday night, was a grand success and w ill long be remembered by those who attended, and ''tripped the light fantastic." Here it is in order to say that the "City by the Sea" is certainly noted for tiie beauty of her fair sex. The .editors of the Wilmington papers did nil in their power to make our trip a pleasant-oue, which they surely suc ceeded in accomplishing. The Weldon News says but kittle, but that little is very handsomely put iu. Hear him: We were among the fortunate num ber who attended the third annual meeting of the State Press Associa tion at Wilmington last week. The attendance was large and the interest manifested was of the most satisfac tory character. We pass over the de tails of the many kin tin esses of the gooel citiz ns of Wilmington theft tea, feastis winiugs and dinings, and say in general terms that men never enjoyed more general hospitality than onr party received at the hands of Wil mington. Throughout the annnal meeting was pleasant and, we trust, prexluotive of much good to all. To one anel all we express our gratification at the pleasure and profit afforded us ami teuilor warm thanks for the many courtesies tondered and pleasant time vouchsafed to us by the oitizens of Wilmington. May we meet them all agaiu under like agreeable circum stances. i 3.-e-Ul Jorrepontlnce f tha Journal.! Ulectluir of tUe Medical Moclety of tiie Mate of Biortb Carolina Wilson, May 20th, 1875. J-Jd'fors of the Journal : The meetings of the Medical Society of North Carolina have long since been recognized as of public importance, drawing together from all parts of the Slate medical men, who make this annual assembling a time of intellec tual profit as well aa pleasure. At this, the 22d meeting, there was a full at tendanee; from the mountains to the seashore and from the Virginia to the South Carolina line, there were rep resentatives of the medical profession who came to bring their votive offer ings of learning to advance and pro mote the interests of medical science. It would be almost superfluous to speak of the welcome so heartily ao oorded to all by tho generous people of this pretty town. It is little less than a wonder that with the numerous tempting invitations to partake of social pleasures the Society ould have done so much work. Doctors are as a rule, poor business neii, but on this occasion discussed medical topics and business rales and read essays, and delivered orations with a rapidity that might be emulated by some of tho public bodies who re ceive a 2Jcr dicn- The serious objec tion to this otherwise commendable industry is that mauy valuable papers were passed by without comment, and in many cases without being fully un doratood and appreciated. The serious disadvantage m this feature is, that the whole mass of these contributions gi to the Committee on Publication, and they are loft the disagreeable duty of accepting or rejecting, without knowing the wishes of the Society. For instance, ajpaper might sound well.and not be of micU a character as to stand the test of literary criticisms, and on the other hand the diyest essay, mumbled tnrough toothless jaws, might be the paper of the session, though at the time not heard by any but those right at tha elbow of the reader. This may serve as a useful hint to the Comniitiee whei has charge arrangements for the next meeting in Fayetteville. TLe first sjs ion was held in the Court House, at 4 o'clock, on Xuesday, Dr. J. W. Jones, of Taiboro, Presi dent, iu the chair. After prayer by the Rev. Mr. Wood, formerly in charge of the Fifth Street Methodist church of our town, the address of welcome was delivered by that venerable old patriarch, Dr. Hooper. Tho good old soul has outlived several generations of eloctors ant! their theories, and showeel an unfortunate (for the doc tors) tenacity of memory in regard to their theories new and old. I say un fortunate because the grim old jokes he had stowod away against us, while they provokeel laughtor, I fear it was only that sort of laughter which people affect when they wish to produce a dramatic effect. His glowing tributes to the heroic achievements of our pro fession in the cause of suffering hu manity, on the other hand, made many of us feel our own importance. Every one was pleased with the doc tor's adelress, and it was touching to see with what teneler care and respect every one treated this living link be tween the ohl and the new generations. Dr. Jones is our Preiideut, who, by the by. although he does not obtrude himself upon public attention, is pos sessed of a rare tort of professional cultivation. His person is not of that attractive sort that one naturally looks for in po eminent a physician, but he has shown in the administration of his office, nnd in his valedictory oration, that the Society had well chosn their chief officer. Dr. Jones, in that respectful but curt business-like "yay of his. re turned his thanks for the flattering re ception of the Society, and then put everything to work. The following members answered to roll call: Dr. J. W. Jones, of T boro, "rresideut; Henry W. Faison, Faison; S. S. Satchwell, Pender coun ty; C. T. Murphy, Clinton; Peter E. Hines, Raleigh; J. A. Gibson, Con cord; R. H. Winborne, Chowan coun ty; George A. Foote, Warrenton, R. L. Payne, Lexington; F. M. Rountree, Snow Hill; W. A. B. Norcom, Eden ton; William Little, Raleigh; L. A.. Stith, Wilson; W. T. Cheatham, Hen derson; Walter Deboram, Earpsboro; G. G. Smith, Concord; Duncan K. Patterson, Mangum; H. T. Bahnsen, Salem, Treasurer; James McKee, Ral eigh, Secretary; Willis Allston, Little ton; II. Otis, Hyatt. Kinston; J. L. Knight, Tarboro; W. T. Ennett, Rocky Point; S. B. Flowers, Wayne county; L. L. Staton, Tarboro; A. G. Carr, Durham ; Josh. W. Vick, Selma ; Thomas S. Dnffey, llutherfordto.; J. B. Hail, Scotland Neck; Thomas D. llaigh, Fayetteville. Dr. Landon B. Edwards, delegate from Virginia, was welcomed to a seat in the Society, by a committee, com posed Dr. Whiteheael, Payne and Mur phy. The usual Business Committees were appointed, aud the Society adjourned until 9 o'clock Wednesday morning. SECOND DAY'S PROCEEDINGS. Called to order promptly at 9 o'clock. The following additional members appeared : Drp. R. J. Hicks, of Gran ville, F. Duffy, Newbern, E. Porter, Pender county, J. K. Hall, Greens borough, A. B. Pierce, Halifax, Thos. F. Wood, Wilmington, Walter Brodie, T. O. Powell, Kocky Mount, Jus. H. Baker, Tarboro. Other members arrived whose names are not included in the above, but whose names we did not get: Drs. Mur phy, Hicks and Frank Duffy were ad ded to the Committee on Credentials. Dr. Peter E. Hines announced the death of Dr. Wm. H. McKee, of Ral eigh, in a feeling eulogy, and was fol lowetl by Dr. Satchwell in an elegant aud just tribute to the worthy depart ed, which was ordered by the Society to be published in separate pamphlet form. Delegates were appointed to the Medical Association of the Officers of the Confederate Army and Navy, as follows: Drs. Chas. J. OTIagan, Satch well, Hicke. of Granville, E. B. Hay wood, Pete; E. Hines, Chas. Duffy, Bahnsen, Wm. A. B. Norcom, and L. Stith. Delegates to the Virginia Medical Society : Drs. Whitehead, Payne, Rountree, Foote, Hyatt. McKee, Als ton. Summer oil. Ennett and Win- borne. Delegates to Alabama Medical So ciety : Drs. T. S. Duffy, Shorpe and Pittman. Delegates to South Carolina Medical Society: Drs. Pittman, Gibson and Smith. The Committee on Nominations made the following report which was adopted : President Dr Petex E Hines. First Vioe-Poesident Dr J H Baker. Second Vice-President Dr G G Smith. Third Vioe-Presiden Dr T D Haigh. Fourth Vice-President Dr J K Hall. Treasurer Dr Bahnsen. Secretary Dr James McKee. Orator Dr Willis Allston. Delegates to the American Medieal Assooiatioas Drs Pittman, Norcom, Haywood and Snmmerell. Committe on Publication Drs Mc Kee, Little and Hinds. Dr. Pittman, of Tarboro, paid a tribute of respect to the memory of the late Dr. Jamas J. Philips, of Edgecombe. Dr. B. Ii. Payne, of Lexington, gave an account of bis visit to the Virginia Medical Society, to which he was a delegate. On motion of Dr. Norcom, a Com mittee composed of Drs. Thos. F. Duffy, Bahsen and tatterson, were appointed to report a subject for dis oussion, and a member to write an essay upon the subject chosen. The Committee selected Dr. Norcom as the essayist, and for the subject Puerperal convulsions. The Committee on Credentials re ported the arrival of the following gentlemen and admission to member ship of Drs. D. N. Sills, Jno. A. Drake, oi Nash, L. J. Picot, of Little, ton, and Alex. Montague, of Wake. Dr. Hines reported a case of pro trusion of the bladder. Dr. Payne cave an account of two difficult obstetrical cases, the treat ment of which elicited a worm and lengthy, but learned discussion on the several modes of treatment of puer peral convulsions, the ohief point at the issue being whether or not venesection was aa advisable as the use of chloro form, chloral, bromide of potassium or opium. Tiie subieot involved so many important differences of opinion from Drs. Satchwell, Norcom, Bahn sen, Landon B. Edwards, of Virginia, Hines, Foote, Hicks and others, that it was very properly selected as tho subject of discussion for tho Fayette ville meeting. AFTEB300N SESSION. Dr. Bahnsen, of Salem, reported a case of surgery and one of puerperal convulsions. Dr. Pittman, of Tarboro, gave an account of his visit as a delegate to the meeting of the American Medical As sociation. He said that it was conce ded to be the best and most useful meeting the Association had ever had. The paper of Dr. Gross, of Philadel phia, "on the last medical art" (mean ing blood letting) awakened very gen eral interest. Dr. Pittman thought that perhaps this essay marked the turning point in the change which was surely taking place in favor of vene section. It would take too much Bpace to report Dr. P's account in full. Dr. M. Whitehead, of Salisbury, read a most able article on Hydrocele in a woman, illustrated by a cose of this very rare disease. It will be worth the while of any physician who was so unfortunate as not to have heard it, to get a copy of this essay and read it. Dr. Whitehead read also several cases for Dr. Summerell, the most re markable of whioh was the reproduc tion of the dartas muscle and super jacent tissue, drawing therefrom some excellent advice for juniors in the pro fession. Dr. Duffy, of Rutherfordton, read a lengthy article on the treatment of typhoid fever by cold water douches or rather splash-baths. It was the result of a long experience. Dr. Picot read a caeo of strychnia poisoning, cured by means of hydrate of chloral. Dr. Faison supplemented this by similar experiences. So it seems that strychnia, which is the most rapid and virulent of poisons, can be antidot6d by chloral, a fact whioh is annually worth hundreds of lives to the world. Dr. Otis Hyatt, of Kinston, read several papers, one on a case of te tanus, resulting from a gun-shot wound, which had been treated by a quack, who had sewed up the wad and other missies into the wound. He treated it with chloral, afterwards with calabad bran. Dr. H. also reported some cases of ovariotory, and the treatment of ovarian cysts by vaginal aspirations of the tumours. These reports are too important to be described in a newspaper article, and the reader is referred to the Transac tions or the " Virginia Medical Monthly. " RIGHT SESSTOH. The Society assembled at the Court House at 8 o clock to hear the annual address by Dr. R. J. Hicks. Many ladiee and gentlemen of the town S-aoed the occasion by their presence, ootors do not pretend to be orators, but I am quite sure that in no profes sion would you find such a ripe phi losophical essay, on matters of general interest, more clearly and chastly conceived than in this effort by Dr. Hicks. The tricks of rhetorical flourish were not needed to carry home the conviction to his audience, that he was deeply learned in the intricate study of the history of his profession. It must surely have opened the eyes of the non-professional tho achieve ments whioh medicine has made of late years. The Society, after the address, was invited to a ball in Mamona Hall, which was universally accepted. Of course the good people did not expect sober-sided saw-bonea to dance, and I saw only a few on the floor. But school girls, after a long separation, could not have been more confidential chets than seemed to be going on all night between groups of the doctors. The ball was very enjoyable. It is enough to say that is was done in Wilson style. THTOD DAY'S SESSION. Dr. Ennett read a very interesting case which was ref arred to the Com mittee on Publication. The President elect, Dr. Hines, of Raleigh, having been installed, Dr. J. W. JoneB, the retiring president, de livered his valedictory oration. It is useless ta attempt the synopsis of an address which can only be understood by close study. The subject was "Man in his primeval state," and it is sure to elicit sharp criticisms when it reaches the public. His address was the result of long and hard study, and comes from the mind of one of the best medical scholars in the State. It will be sought af t6T by the profession and readers outside of the profession and will be read with avidity. - Dr. Frank Duffy, of Newbern, read several cases ou tho diagnosis of some surgical diseases, which were referred to tho Committee on Publication. Dr. Thos. F. Wood read an essay on tho sources and natural history of Vaccine disease, being supplementary to a paper read by him in Tarboro in 18G7. Dr. Duncan Patterson read a eulogy on Dr. Ephrairu Brevard, a signer and one of the framers of the Mecklen burg Declaration of Independence. The time of ad journment being very inconsiderately lixod at too early an hour, there was much confusion in the closing hour?. Dr. Haigh, of Fayetteville, invited the Society in a very happy and fitting term, to holel their next annual session in his town, which was almost nnani- mously accepted. After some unimportant business, the Society adiourned to meet in Fav- etteville on the first Wednesdav in May next. Thus ends rerhacs the most imrtor. tant and useful session of the State So ciety since tho war. The vnlntriA nf transactions will perhaps be the most creditable yet presented to the profes sion, and its perusal should stimulate Physicians who still keep out of the Society, to corno up and do their duty. STATE NEWS. There was any quantity of frost and ice visible around Rocky Mount one or two mornings of last week. The Greensbcro Patriot savs ? Wa learn from the Favottevillo Gazette that railroad contractors have been viowin? tho eonnt.rv lifif.triwn Ti!omv( i j . I J and Ore Hill, preparatory to making oris ou tuo worK, ana that mere is every prospect of au early completion of the work between these points. Tho Welilori Nowa nntra T1im naa an interesting revival at Murf roosboro last week in which sixty-live souls were converted. Tho M. F. Colleir furnisheel most of the penitents. On Sundav liitrhf, last Rnv TVfr HKfiw o sisted by the Pastor of the Methodist f I 1 . T H ITT V uurcu, iiev. iur. woouara, receivea into tho church and baivt.iTiml a tyrant number of tho new converts. Tho Charlotte Democrat says: We regrot to learn that Dr. J. G. M. Ramsay, of Knoxvillo, Tenn., a native of this county, anil tho historian of Tennessoo, will bo prevented from at tending tho Centennial Celebration this week, in consequence of injuries receivod by a runaway horse. Dr. Ramsey is now about 8() years old, and about teu years ago told us that he hoped to bo able to attend the celebra tion of tho 100th anniversary of the Mecklenburg Declaration of Inde pendence. Tho good old man has our sympathy. Tho Charlotto Southern Home says: It has been Euggosteel that the names of our two principal streets bo changed from Tryon ami Trade to Brevard and Alexauder, iu honor of tho two Secre taries of tho Mecklenburg Convention. The change would bo peculiarly ap propriate at this time. Several repre sentatives of tho Brevard family are living on Tryou street and many repre sentees of the Alexander family are living on Trade street. Aa Tryon street was namotl aflpr an odious British Governor, that namo certainly ought to bo chaugoel. All would be gratilieel to have tho memory of the author of tho Declaration honored on the very spot whoro it was made. The Baltimorean says: Dr. Edward Warren Bey, after achieving a great reputation iu his nativo North Caro lina, in General Loo's army, and in Baltimore, removcel to Egypt, where his success as a practitioner has been no less brilliant than it was in this country. His services have long since secured for him th" esteem and good opinion of the Khcelive, who has show ered honors upon him. But like many others who have taken resielenco in Egypt, the Doctor has fallen a victim to a disease of tho eye, caused by the fine sand which at certain eeusons per meates all things, and finds its way everywhere. Tho Khedivo has grant ed Dr. Warren un extensive furlough, with permission to travel in Europe, and ho is now in Paris, und3rgoing treatment for au ail'ection of the left eye, which, it is btated, has given him a great deal of trouble. His address is at C2, Rue do Province. The Charlotte Southern nemo says: There i3 now living in Chatham coun ty, on tho place of Wa. A. Rives, Esq., a negro womau consielerably over one huudreel years ol 1 , who goes by the name of " Granny Nanny." She was the wife of Boson Alston, a noted ne gro in his day and generation. He be longed to Phillip Alston, Esq., a wealthy planter of Chatham. In one of his raids tho notorious tory, David Funnin, the Kirk of his day, captured Boson, then a boy of 12 years of age, and took him to wait upon him (Fan nin.) Boson's soul yearned for the flesh pots at home, nnd ho determined to get back to "olo marscr." He helped tho tories of Fannin's com mand to water their horses, and in that way found out which was the swiftest. One day Boson sprang up on this fastest charger and made tracks for the okl homestead. Ho was fired upon and hotly pursued, but his 4 'leg bail " was accepted as good security, and he got oil' safely. Boson went some 20 years ago " to the land where good darkeys go," at tho ripe age of ore hundred years. His loving and affectionate spouse still lives to de plore his unt imely loss. She has great great grond-chilelren 25 years old. The Raleigh Sentinel says: Nearly eleven years ego tho Yankee army carried off from hero a boy named Edward Alston, the son of Mrs. Emily Alston, who was then Mrs. Emily Jones, and lived in this county about twelve miles from Raleigh. Ed at that time was just eleven years old and a bright and promising lad. The family mourned him as dead, and nothing was heart! or knojrn of his fate till twelve months after he wrote to Dr. James Beckwith, his uncle, from a place calleel Vermilion, in Edgar county, Illinois. The boy had a hard time of it. He worked in the field awhile, next in a blacksmith shop,then in a carriage shop, and from there he joined tho United States army. As a solelier he fought the Indians two years on the Yel low Stone River, anel from there ho was ordereel to Shreveport in the Louisiana troubles. It was from here he was finally restored to his home in this county. His friends worked faith fully after him. Mrs. Dr. Beckwith, his aunt, who lias just left this office, and who tohl us the news, made un tiring efforts in behalf of her sister's son. During his absrnce both Dr. Beckwith, his annt and Mr. Lee Jones, his father-in-law, had died. The ear of government was besieged by sx Gov. Hohlon, Gov. Pennington, Hon. Sam Phillips anel also Hon. A. M. Waddell, and the boy's history was told, how he hue! been stolen tho same as a fine horse or a rosewood piano, and the government immediately or dered his discharge from the army, and Edward Alston, weighing 1G0 pounds and 22 years of age, landed at home last week, a man every inch, and knows a thing or two about this old world that they don't teach in school books.