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EXGELHABDT SAUNDERS, Editor Preprlelow. HOM ALL LKTTBKSON BUSISK no w ADDKESPKD. TKKns r srascRiFrio- -in.- 1II V .I'UKNAL s ma'lP to a- -1 tlr- 1 ,. ii.. i us tier annum : Foi'JK at r.ntui ...,.,, p.iLi.-"-- hnr1er ix rimi . . f'.ir si X III otlUltS 5BVtJll-riivtai at Two Iol- . . ..... iv,- IAK- 1" ,.j1(1oritiin rei:eivt-o to Hit v i.iLi icr s t! ii . ft i ; -- id i;i:i lit i i;ss. S-'nce tl ele.se of fli war the bank jug Coital of this city lias been total lv iiudequ d for t,u requirements our large and steadily increasing trad anJcon:me!Cf. in this, tin-principal commercial city of the- state the bank iHcr fiw-rities are nut tonal to those of p-rae ! our interior cities. Our small t-pital has, however been wielded Willi so much judgment, skill, mid energv, !y ihem-mngers of -nr Joed banks, sui i the business te.c:. of our nicrohfUits. as to have b' come a sub j.-Cf of v.tcider that sueh a vast amount of bu-iiie-'. could have been conduc ted with means so widely disproportred to tbe trade and commerce of our city. Tie iiin.rifi':i has, however, been reach' d, and it is believ. d by many v,Lose judgments are worthy of tho Lighest consideration, that without very largely increased banking facili ties", which of course means an in ert H-e of capital, business must languish, ami the vast additions tuur tiade, which must, or should result, from the extensions of the Carolina Central Hail Road, be lott to us. Our foreign trad'- lias increased far ht-jond the expectations of the mofit Mtupiiine advocate of the policy of building up commercial relations and direct trade with European nations hut we have not hail the means of re- aliziug all the advantages that should Lave accrued from this Hade. It is fair to conclude that this trade a ill continue to increase it we can com mand the facilities necessary to sus tain it. These facts and considerations have induced the present stockholders in the Dawson Bank to open the door for an influx of capital, and the books are now open for stock subscriptions under the management of a Directory, Composed of some of our most promi nent, experienced and reliable mer chants and bankmen; and we can or dially commend them and their enter prise to the confidence of all who have capital to invest. We are assured that this movement has not been inaugurated with any view to the present or ultimate preju dice of the interests of the other hanks of this city, but with the firm conviction that the interests, not of the banks oniy, but of the entire com munity, will be advanced by the suc cess of this scheme, even should the capital reach one million. Points where legitimate business operations create an active demand for capital, afford the best guarantee of safety and of profitable returns on capital invested in banking operations, and we feel assured that the integrity, sound judgment and tinanciel abality and experience of the managers of this institution may be safely relied upon by all who may place their capi tal trader their charge. The character and standing of the. gentlemen who constitute its manage ment, we are glad to say, do, indeed, give ample assurance that the affairs 'of the institution will be safely, dis creetly, prudently, aud profitably con ducted. Mr. F. V. Kerchuer, the President, has stood in the foremost rank of our best business men ever, since the renewal of tiaJo after the war, aud possesses the confidence of the en tire community. Mr. Win. Larkins, we venture to say, has no superior in the Stute as a Bank Cashier. And among the Director;-, what can we fcay of James Anderson, Alfred Martin, A. J. DeKossett, JuiiIlj Dawson, that will udd anything to their already well earned honor and lepution ? And what can we say of John Mc llse, who for so many years aud with such signal success as its President imnaged, the affairs of the Rank of Wil mington ? These gentlemen have been kaown where ver the business of Wil mington has been known for a quarter of a century. Messrs. K itz and Peschau are also among our oldest and most prominent business men. Messrs. Boatwright and 13 urr, though younger men, have established most enviable reputations. Of Col. Strange.it is needless to speak. ?lr. Mau'.tsby is a citizen of Columbus county, and a man of ample means and business capacity. Under such auspices therefore, as these we feel fully justified iu com mending the Dawson Bank to the con contidence and consideration of the tummnnitv. Cn u. D. II. Hill, in the Southern Jloiiic, thus alludes to a call from his old comrade in arms, Gen. Rongstreet: "He is in bad health, aud his long whiskers, that were once so black, are now frosted all over. He is stooped and bowed, and looks haggard and care-worn. There is little to recall the confident soldier of Lee's army, who iu-yer dreamed of disaster, and still less to recall the tall, straight youth almost feminine in beauty, who 1-id so many charges in the Mexican war. He was theu our most intimate friend in that army, and no one has mourned over his mistaken course "nice, thrt war more sincerely thau we "avo UoLe. But th K,,iHi nacl no he days truer champion than he in that tried mon'c emilo ;n i... . . mn who were bomb-.proofs then to cast a stone at him now. Lee, John ston and Jackson were not more de moted to our Confederate cause than General James Longstreet. The imputations upon his loyalty to the outh are simply ridiculous. As he is no longer in Grant's employ, we 6el lt but "ght to testify what we fDow , assuredly of his honor and ruth," Well and handsomely said. 1 Roogstreet sinned gievously, gre TlOUfcly has he suffered. W,SWliUt P-geTegro, and from ?n candldate for Convention "om Chowan, says: ra!h,e JiePYblican 'Oct hold of Con fjlI Tn 'e, lHtend to yire the while n thm- We wUl hiS?Wa COlr diion VOL. 31. Per the Join nl Itlaxlen. Affairs in Elizabetht.vwn, iw. C. I July 20th, 1875 ( At a political m.i-meeting held in our town oa the 24th instant, Mr. jJunCiU Cromartie was called to the chair and Mr. R L. McNabb appoint ed Secretary. Mr. J. W. Con servative nominee for the Convention, and Mr. N. A. Sttdman, Jr., were the speakers to repi'e.seut the, C.i'iservat've party. Mayor dunady, of Wilmington, was present and was courteously i tow ed to divide time witii our s-p akers. Tiieie was n eout-id ibh' crowd out, and more feeling and interest were displayed than we thought existed, considering the quu-.t which lias char acterized our Bladen canvass up to now. Mr. Russ, in a speech half an hour long, explained that a Convention hud been called by the Legislature, and that uow trie question was not Con vention'' or "no Convention," but whom will you send to represent you? He spoke of the Legislative restrictions placed upon the Con vention; insisting that as all power is vfcbted in the people, that they -an, if theychoo.se, delegtte to their repre sentatives a limited and qualified right to act; that iu this case the delegates were restricted in their legislation, and even disri gardmg the oatli they would rake, s-till, having bi en invested by the people with a limited power, they wouid in all law and conscience be bound to observe ihe reins thrown around them by tho Legislature. Mr. Rues spoke of many of the patent de fects in our present Constitution, such, for instance, as the Probate Court, the Commissioner's Court, A'C Mayor Caunady was called upon by the chair. He arose and. said: "I was invited Hi) here as a spectator, and came to hear, not to speak; but I am opposi 1 to the Convention, which proposetj to revise the Constitution, and shall do all in my power to ivotc it down." He snekul Ins lemon luri ousiy, but fiiiit d to xtract enough acid from it to dissolve his propensity for the letter to sufficiently to. give us a single v. He spoke of the .shir die adjourn ment "movement, telling us that if the Radicals succeeded iu getting a ma jority in the Convention, that they would adjourn as soon as they organ ized, and that such being the case, the Convention wouhi not cost the State "a single dollar" "for," said he, "they will not organize, therefore can not draw pay" forgetting, with won derful convenience, that any Conven tion which could vote to adjourn "sine die," could, with equal legality, vote itself a 2er dicta. He said that a Convention would up set our present Supreme Court, and that m soon as we had a Supreme oourt which did not lean toward the poor man, the homestead law would be declared void as to all debts, thereby charging, individually, the Su- prcnie Court, with having vio I lated their olScial oaths and stained I the ermine to satisfy political ends. I His speech from beginning to end was very like ail the Radical speeches we ever heard like the old musket painted new a new ram-rod a new stock a new barrel but the "same old tech-hole," viz: The whipping post qualified suffrage the reinstitution of slavery &c, kc, and the one hun dred and other false and misleading hobbies upon which Radicalism has ridden sine.) C8 He said that he was a gentleman; that he had neither "jumped" nor "Leon kicked ' out of the Democratic party (Staving us to infer that he h-id sneaked out.) His. speech was characteristic, and failing in argument he attempted to bully the Democrats present, aud came down to personalities, till the lie was thrown point blank in his face. He was at first treated with courtesy, but failing to appreciate it, he received the contempt justly due to an interlop er. When he ciosed, Je-if. Hesters, of pure African descent, as well as scent, with his slouched hat, unshaven face, and shirt bosom open down to the waist-band of his breeches, proposed three cheers, but as no one responded, the Mayor very pertly remarked that lie d:il not care to be cheered; that he "preferred a bench." When the May or rode out of town, on Lis face was written iu legible characters, the words Ciesar didn't say, reni vidi scd non vici. The Chair next called Mr. N. A. Stedman, Jr. Mr. Stedmau complete ly feathered the interloping Mayor. Showed how he had misquoted the opinion of Hon. B. F. Moore on the restriction question how he had fought a "good fight" as a rebel sol dier, and then forsaken his race an'd country for paltry gain. He gave a succinct history of the various Conven tions which had come together in North Carolina from the Mecklenburg Convention of 1775 down to the Canby Constitution under Cowles, Tim Byrns Convention of 1808. in which sat Abbott, the uni versal bond signer, along with Loren zo Hall, the cooper's tools thief and a host of other carpet baggers and ne gro delegates, u sufficient array of scoundrels and ignoramuses to have disgraced and put to shame the black est Congress ever held in tho domains of heathen Africa. The Convention which gave us a cor rupt elective judiciary, a cotle which theChief Justice says no one but a fool can uudeistand. which g ive us a Lieut. Governor, increased the Governor's term, multiplied offices, destroyed our Uni ersity, increased our debt from fourteen to thirty-four millions. The Convention which passed an ordinance inviting ti e military satrap Cauby, to come aud make his pleasure known to them, and declared the mariiag1 of A. G. Thornton, to a negro legitimat.-". The Convention which adjourned iu a genuine negro dance, ana dis graced the halls of our Legislature, made immortal by a Gaston and a Bat tle, by siu'iug within their sacred walls, "Yankee doodle," "Old John Brown. ' and "Sal's in the Garden." Mr. Stedmau asked how we,as North Carolinians, could longer consent to live under a Constitution, which, made under such circumstances, and adop ted when forty thousand of our best riz-M'K w re disfranchised, of necessi ty ruiit be rotten and corrupt to the core. For an hour he repeated the history of misrule and corruption, un paralleled iu the annals of history. This ended the speaking. Red San dy McDonald, the Radical nominee for Congressional honors, failiug, as is his wont to show himself in the presence of his opponent. Duncan Ckomautte, Chairman. E. L. McNabb, Secretary. "Two souls that beat as one," re marked the boy to his mother, as she was dealing with him for his sins with both slippers at once. But what if it is hot ! It might be hotter. Haven't you a plenty of ice? Can't you contrive occasionally to get "a cool and refreshing glass of gin" or lemonade. If you let the cat out of the bag never try to cram it back; it only makes mat ters worse. From the Greenttboro Patriot. tOSSEttVATIVES AND WlllTtl PEOPLK AH t'O.'VSPI KATOKK. Can any one wonder at the hostility of the Radical paity to the" Conspira tors" who are opposed to the follow. ing tenets cf Radical faith; 1st. To the payment of interest on the public debt, and recognition of the special tax bonds. 2d. To a census every ten years. 3rd. To the suspension of the writ of habeas corpus. 4th. To holding more offices than one under tne constitution. 5th. To the office of Superintendent 1 of Publio Works. Gth. To the letting of the building of the Penitentiary to Northern contrac tors at exhorbitant prices. 7th To extravagant fees for lawyers and cierks. 8th. To Five Thousand Dollars for the Governor. 9th. To seven dollars per diem for members of th Legislature. 10th. To Five Supreme Couit Judges, instead of three. 11th. To Twelve Superior Court Judges, instead of nine. 12th. Mixed schools. 13th. To thieves and convicted felons holding office and voting. 14th. To intermarriage between the races. loth. To Civil Rights, and social equality. 16th. To the power of Congress to control ai d direct State elections. 17th. To the power of the President to disperse State Legislatures at the point of the bayouet. 18th. To the power of the President to diclaie martial law, suspend the functions of civil administration, and substitute therefor military authority and military Government. 19th. To morethan two terms for President. 20lh. To taxes on tobacco and whis ky, whereby numerous offices are cre atetl, and spies and informers are maintained at the public expense. 21st. Bribery and corruption in office. 22d. To the assessment of Govern ment and State office-holders upon their salaries, for election purposes. And last, but not least, of their op position to the negroes having more rights and privileges than white peo ple and their opposition to the States being controlled by negroes and their unprincipled leaders. WATTS AMO CIVIL. KIHUTS. ItUX TWS A M I UAIITIAL LAW. WHAT A SPECTAt LI1 1 Judge Buxton seeks a seat iu the Convention by negro votes. No one knows better than himself that if the negro vote be taken from him he has no hopp of an election. He depends up the negroes of Cumberland and they depend upon him. But Judge Buxton is not the only lat ter day legal luminary that hasdragged the judicial ermine into ti e political arena. Judge Watts, of the Raleigh district, ha3 taken the stump in behalf of the negro party. Hoping, doubt less, to make capital for a future nomi nation by a constituency blacker than the blackest, he openly declares his approval of the civil rights bill, and unctuously thanks his God that it has passed. So much for Watts. And for Buxton. Buxton was evidently intended by nature for me diocrity aud obscurity. But not con tent with his lot, he has boldly gone against nature, and made himself no torious. If he had done nothing else to send his name down through all time with the anathemas of all lovers of good government, his lattst declara tion would be sufficient to do so. He, a Judge upon the bench, sworu to ad minister civil laws.unblushingly declare that a bill investing one man with abso lute power over the lives, liberties and property of the people throughout the State, is a good bill. We refer, of cours-e, to the Shofner bill, for it is this infamous, infernal bill that his Honor Judge Buxton says is a good bill. And this is the man that claims to be a mild mannered, amiable, chris tian jurist! Heaven save the mark! It was this Shofner bill that gave Governor Holden the power to declare by proclamation every county in the State to be in insurrection, and nnder which he inaugurated and conducted the Kirk war. It was this Shofiier bill that one Cook, then carpetbag Senator from Johnston, advocated, for the reason that under it men "could be tried by drumhead court martial and shot." It was under this Shofn x bill that Governor Holden actually did organize a court martial to try men and shoot them. And yet Judge Buxton declares itV be a good bill! But this is not surprising, for Judge Buxton is nothing, if not Radical, and did not his party in a State Convention assembled formally en d jive Governor Holden and his admin istration, even after he had beeu ig uomiuiously driven from office? And yet this party has the audacity to ap peal to white raen for support, putting forth as its champions Watts and civil rights, and Buxton and martial law. What a state of things there would be if such men could shape the policy and control the destiny of North Car olina! POLITICAL MOTES. Elections occur this year in the fol lowing order: Kentucky Monday August 2 California Wednesday, Sept. 1 Arkansas Monday, Sept. 6 Maine Monday, Sept. 13 Iowa Tuesday, October 12 Ohio Tuesday, October 12 Virginia Tuesday, November 2 Kansas Tuesday, November 2 Maryland Tuesday, November 2 Massachusetts ..Tuesday, November 2 Mississippi Tuesday, November 2 Minnesota. Tuesday, November 2 Missouri Tuesday, November 2 New York Tuesday .November 2 New Jersey Tuesday, November 2 Pennsylvania. ..Tuesday, November 2 Texas Tuesday, December 7 ill V TIT UVJ JWu 4V WILMINGTON, iEEIIAI, ABB OTT AX NO.MtOE lie Iletrent Ifrnomlnionsly Whip ped out in h. Debate Willi Jaiuet . Payne, Esq., and Colonel mcCanley. On Friday evening last General Abbott appeared, by appointment, at Monroe, for the purpose of enlighten ing the people on the subject of Con vention. He was requested to divide time with the Conservative speakers, and agreed to it. The General led off with the old stale argument of the Rad icals, in regard to the Convention ques tion, and made a speech of an honr, very much to his own satisfaction, no doubt, and that of the squad of "truly loil," who had assembled to hear. him. At its conclusion James F. Payne, Esq., took the stand, aud after calmly reviewing the arguments of the Gener al, showing their untruthfulness and the ridiculous absurdity of some of his posit on s, he proceeded to take the Radical hide off of him, which was done in the most effectual manner Colonel C. M. T. McCauley then took shot at him, pitching in some heavy artillery, which, together with the response of Mr. Payne, left him speechless, and he was glad when the cars came and bore him away. In all his experience with the Democratic speakers, the "Gineral" has never had so severe a handling. Quite a large number of the Conservative party were present ana enjoyea tne lun. They say that it beat a circus all to fits, and when tho "Gineral" wants to enjoy such another day he is welcome to come. Abbott s trip up there lias united tCe Conservative party aud roused it up more than anything that could have been done. I Special Correspondence ol" the Journal . SHELBY. Ik nsnnfactnring Inlereli- ICutli erfordtou H road Hi ver Aslie ville lleau Catcher Itull roads Convention Nat-lert-Vancc and Cliiifr mnn l ie.. Etc Abbeville, N. C. ( July 26th, '75. J Dear Journal: We had taken full notes for the purpose of giving a de tailed descriptiou of the charming scenery at the Cleveland Springs, but the rough ride across the country to Rutherfordton has jolted them out of our pocket. We had therein made special mention of that darling little canary with its eclat of Pig-fish at tho springs for its health, pencilled while enjoying the sweet strains of music made by the harpers. We must content ourselves, however, by saying that, here having enjoved a good degree of the internal aud extern al sources of comfort, we bid adieu to these elegant and refreshing sulphur waters and journeyed towards Shelby, a charming littie village, beautifully located, with a population of some hing ovr five hundred inhabitants. Here ii to be the terminus, for the present, of the C. C. R. R., and excel lent prospects before it to increase its population. The people are sociable 1 aud energetic. We see here two grape vinyards, and the only sewing machine manufacturing company in i he South. The name of the machine "The Caro lina," and that of the company, "The Carolina Sewing Machine Company." It is wonderful, and at the same time, pleasant to know that the old North State still reports progress in her manufactories for you will here see, at the little village of Shelby, a sewing machine company, manufacturing those useful articles, "the ladies friend." Just one eighth of a mile from the vil lage, we enjoy a pleasant walk through the successful vinyard of Mr. T. P. Wells, started in 1867. As you walk among the vines, loaded with delic ious grapes imagine "how good it is here" about "grape time." The vines are from two to four feet high, running on three horizontal vines that are fastened to oak posts, at a distance of ten feet a part. Seven acres are under cultivation with an addition of a young orchard of six acres that will be ready for bearing next year. You see over one hundred different varieties of grapes, among whioh are the noted Concord, Norton, Virgiaia, Delaware, Hartford and Prolific, also what is called the Flowers grape, the . seedling from our native white senppernong. The number of gallons of wine manu factured last year, aud put up for market, was a little over six thousand gallons on these seven actes of bearing vines, and this year it w ill be, so we are told, about nine thousand. Ihe grounds within the vinyard are beautiful. and well worth a visit frejm our grape growing experts at Wilmington. They manufacture four different varieties of wine for market, the flavor of which is exceed ingly fine, and said to be equal to auy French wine. The vinyard being un der the care of Mr. K. T. Morris, while the manufacture of the wines and wine tuildings situated in the centre of the grounds, are in charge of Prof. Julius Pagenstecher. Adieu to these pleasures and twenty five miles distant we are at the old-ashioned, picturesque phue a perfect Western North Carolina vil lage. RUTHERFORDTON. From here conveyances may always be had at a reasonable figure and we learn by the 10th of August a daily stage line between here and Asheville will commence. And as there will then be no difficulty in getting from Shelby to Rutherfordton, thence to Asheville, either by stage or private conveyances, the distance being nJiorter, and the road running through and along some of the finest mountain scenery in the State cannot help be coming a very popular route. Along this rocky aud mountainous road with nature's every varying scen ery, and fields of fine looking prosper ous crops of corn; and acres of the flowing tassels of "eorgum," the eye cannot tire, until you arrive at Da venport's Ford. Here we are greeted with the sound of "many waters," re minding U3 of old Ocean's muffled thunders. In full view rolls the dash ing splashing rock bedded Broad Riv er. Threading the pass between Chim ney Rook and South Bald Mountain, which guard the entrance ascending into one of nature's grand amphithea tres, thence you cross the top of the Blue Bridge, slowly descend, passing farm after farm of the most produc tive quality, until you arrive at Ashe ville. About this noted mouataiu town, little needs to be said, as all who have ever been here know that it stands high in the world. We noticed some new enterprises on foot, among them a new Court House, to occupy the place of the former, which was burned down some years ago. Anticipating the demand for thou sands of good brick for this large edi fice, the town authorities have managed to get the mud material very cheaply, as from one end to the other, Main street had been covered N. C, FRIDAY, AUGUST 6. 1875. with elay from six to twelve inches deep, now in splendid fix for ma ving brick. Another institution so much needed in this town is in process of erection. The "Old Eagle," which, for so many years, has beeu in the habit of devouring four-footed beasts and fowls of the air, is renewing her youth the old weather-bebten nest is being pulled to pieces, giving place to a more ornamental structui-e one far better adapted to in-CImeut seasons. At present there is but one biuking house iu Asheville. Dr. Snmmey is President, Cashier, Teller and Direc tor. Those who deposit in this bank get good interest on their money three times a day aud a comfortable lodging at night. Five miles lrom town we take a drink of strong sulphur-water. This spring ws former ly quite a resort for our Asheville vis itors, but as a resort it has lost its re putation amid " wilds where weeds and flowers promiscuous shoot." The principal point of romantic in terest near the town is "Beau Catcher Knob." We are not surprised at the name, for a walk up this mountain in social conversation between two individuals intent on match-making is pretty apt to produce a tendency on th part of one (the weaker) to catch her oeau by the ana. Every eye is turned to the present flattering prospects of a railroad to Asheville. The Spartanburg route is decided'y the mot practicable of the two under way. The grand trunk road will run from Spartanburg through Butt mountain gap, vii Flat Rock and HendersouvilletoAsheville.theuce down the French Broad river to the present terminus oftheEast Tennessee road at Wolf Creek. It in evident that the Carolina Central Jiailtcu Conpa)iy hold the key to till the mate rial advantages of this tran:nontaue region, in case they will push tiie road right on frotn Shelby to Rutherford ton and t hence either through Hickory Nat gap on to a point south of the Blue Ridge, somewhere in the vicinity of Co lumbus, iu Polk county. Buncombe will doubtless vote to increase her subscription to thi3 Spartanburg Road. General Vance is lending his valuable influence to this measure in volved in the approaching election day, while General Ciingman, candi date for Convention, is moving the. masses by his rich, rare aud racy elo quence. More anon. Corn Cob. VOUSU UEIM1ANV. Prioce Fritz Hie Fredericks Charles and Those IV'ausJity Ilikmaric He liu C'orresjo:uleuce of the Chicago Tini-JH. No slam is quite so revolting as this of tne life and deeds of princely per sons. Nine out of ten of the intelli gent Americans a man meets iu this country, as well as iu Americ.", speaks of Prince Fritz- aud Prince Frederick Charles, his cousin, as "great Gem r als." They believe because the names of these persons were signed to report 3 and bulletius, that they were the real dictators of the armies at whose head they figured. There is no such delusion here. If tho German armies had been left to the guidance of these personages, the sum total of the campaign would have beeu vastiy different. They never directeil a movement; not the deploying of a cor poral's guard; Moltke aud his staff conceived and executed every detail of every movement, the princes not being trusted with the most inconsequent point. The chief of the stall' of each army was its actual commander, the royal princes merely serving as figure heads to impress the people with their dependence upon royalty for success in battle. So it goes in nearly every department, of public adminis tration; eonie royal imbecile figures as the responsible head, while tho work is really done by brilliant men who are comparatively unkuown. Bismarck and Moltke are about tho only excep tions, with possibly the King of Saxo ny, who is said to have some military talent, aud who handled the Saxon corps iu the late war very effectively under Moltke's plans. Everything is done, however, to impress the reality of the services of the princess upon tl e nation. WTheu the late war was ended, great rewards were given the Prussian princes and the imperial cousins down to the lowest grades. The two princes Frederick William and Frederick Charles were created Marshals of the empire, and awarded large allowances from the French in demuity, while the staff officers who had really manoeuvred the armies were advanced a grade and received a few empty decorations, Von Moltke, Von Manteuflel aud Von Bismarck being about the only marked exceptions. Bismarck receiving the title of prince and a half million of dollars, Moltke the dollars without the title. I know of no prince y persen in Germany who is regarded a a spotless person, not that they aie reprobated for excesses. I find generally that the public m ke no criticism of their laxities. THE TWO BISMARCK BOYS are perhaps the most vicious of their kind, and yet in the towns where they played their most scandalous pranks, they are spoken of with a sort of ad miring awe. Count Herbert, who lun been in during his winter mission, has introduced more than Prussian diplo macy into the by no meaua grateful Bavurian court. TJiero is no end to scandals circulating concerning the youug gentleman, the hundredth part of which would serve to banish him from self-respecting communities in auy other country. His youriger brother, Count John, is too young to conceal his excesses, and too blunt, even if he were not. He is of thy impression that his father holds Ger mauy in fee-simple, and if that does'nt give him the right to do as he pleases, what can ? So he does as he pleases, and he pleases to do exactly what the world in general holds to be very low aud very debasing. His haunts are more notorious for Democratic vicious ness than atistocratie seclusion. His habitual stata is not one to recommend him to polite attention, aud if the fact is, as Mr. Beecher searchingly says iu some of his character analyses, an in dex of man's ruling passions. Count John would be about the person to bring on a Brooklyn witness stand. Herbert is rather fine looking as his race go, but John is blumpy, blear of eye, scorbutic of visage, and coarse of manner generally. The pair give the prince, their father, unceasing anxiety, not only for their notorious profliga cies, but for -he difficulty he finds in keeping them ou terms with their ar my and diplomatic associates. He has beeu striving to marry Count Her bert to a pretty countess of the Pro testant party, But I am toid the father refuses. The consent of the lady is never asked in affairs of this kind. IIa.uk. of New Hanover. At a meeting of the Directors of the Bank of New Hanover held yesterday, Messrs. John Dawson and J. W. Atksinon were elected Directors to fill vacancies. The resignation of Captain John W. Heinson, who has recently moved to Philadelphia, was accepted. ihelby District onference. Third day, July 24, 1875. Conference met pursuant to adjourn ment, at 8j o'clock a. m. President Burkhead in the chair : Religious exercises by Rev. C. A. Gault. Proceedings of yesterday reatl, amended and approved. Rev. J. S. Erviu offered a paper in regard to the Widows and Orphans Beneficial Society of the North Caroli na Conference. The charter granted by the State to this Society was read for information, and Rev. H. D. Lee offered a resolution endorsing the So ciety and recommending it to the peo ple, after a discussion, participated in by Rev. J. S. Ervin, H. f. Hudson, and others. Then the President call ed for reports ou Sunday Schools, which were read, and Rev. H. T. Hud- rou subinittetl a series of resolutions ou the subject. The resolutions rec ommended renewed diligence in estab lishing and conelucting Sunday Schools, that efforts be uide to establish a school iu each church and to prevent the necessity of suspending the schools during the winter. The resolutions were unanimously adopted. The President called the charges to answer the question, "What is being done on the subject of education ?" Tho re ports all shoed thtt the church was generally awake on the subject, that the Conference Colleges werepat-rouiz-'il by the people where auy were patronized. Tho church t as cu -operating in the Pea'oody Schools, which were doing much good. Davenport Female College was approved and was doing good, as were Trinity College and Greensboro Female College. Ru therford College is iu the district, but did not bei jng to the conference. It was doing well. Tne time for adjournment having arrived, Conference adjourned until 3 p. m. At 11 o'clock a. m., divine services were held, conducted by Rev. J. S. Eiviu, of MvU'giMit.'ju, who preaebeil from the text Matt. XIIL chap. 58 verse: "And He did not many mighty works there because of their unbelief." j 'nuriNoos Session, 3 p. m. Dr. J. T. AJiil ier, of offered las report on the subject t-i the district parsonage. The re-port stated thatti!-pai-nonage had been fully repaired and put in goo i order, that an amount was still due for the woik, which had been asse.-.s'd on ihe various churches, and urged its immediate collection. The report was read, and tlu Rev. R. G. Bui rett offered a resolution of thanks to Dr. Miller aud Rev. L S. Burkhead for the trouble and labor they had ex p. nailed on the parsonage. The res olution was unanimously adopted. The call of the churches on the sub ject of education, was theu renewed and finished, after which the Rev. L. S Burkhead addressed the Conference ou the subject particularly as to the aspect at present iu the Shelby Dis trict, aud urging the conference to come fuiiy up to its duty in the mat ter auel support its own schools. Rev. W. M. Roby followed in a short ad dress, explaining the great aelvautage the Conference would derive from sup porting i!s owu colleges, male and fe male. Rev. R. G. Barrett offered a series of resolutions ricommendirg all the Conference colleges to the patronage of the District. Recommending also the periodicals of the church, particularly t he Raleigh Christian Advocate and the sunday school papers. The reso lutions were unanimously adopted. Rev. S R. Tray wick presented the claims the Shelby Seminary, to the patrouage of the people of the District. No Conference action was taken. Conference then proceeded to elect four-delegates to represent it in tho North Carolina Annual Conference, and after various ballotings the follow ing were elected: Rev. B. F. Dixon, Local Preacher. L. J. Hoyle, J. D. Gedney, Dr. A. A. Scraogs, Laymen. And tho following as alternates: J. T. Abernatiiy, J. R. Wilson, M. O. Sherrill, Maj. H. D. Lee. All Laymen. The conference then proceeded to fix the place for its next session. The tow n of Hickory was chosen by a ma jority vote. Reports on missions wt re then call eii for and received. No change in the missions was recommended, and a res olution was passed, endorsing tho cause fully. Resolutions of thanks were then of ferered to the citizens of Shelby for their generous hospitality, to Messrs. Miller & Bro., for their constant and polite attention to the Conference, to tho various denominations for the use of their houses of worship. To the Railroads for courtesies extended the delegates, all of which were unani mously adopted. The Conference then adjourned sine die. ' fAinirric, but ;i.oit lot Letter of a II rave ?Ian and Worthy Judge who Died tor Laiv and Order" The Boston Journal says: One of tho most dastardly deeds ever per petrated in a region distinguished for its lawlessness was the reexnt murder of Judge E F. Dyer, at Granite, Luke county, Col. The Judge was a fearless and efficient man, and apparently the oniy one iu the county wish courage enough to oppose himself to thj ruffianism of the region. Recently some act of violence more than usually lawless was perpetrated, and the J udge promptly issued warrants for the ar rest of the guilty parties. Immedi ately the worst elements of the popula tion were aroused against him. and au armed mob of desperadoes, headed iu person by the county sheriff, seized the Judge by force wiiiie in Court. On the way up the stairs of another building to which they were taking him, the dastards fired four pi6tol3 shots at him from behind, killing him instant ly. The victim of this most cowardly and brutal mun er, while waiting iu Court under guard of the mob, wrote tiie following tender and p.-.thetie; let ter to his father. Rev. Mr. Dyer, of Monument, Barnstab'e county Mass., every line of which breathes a spirit of fearlessness and devotou, and shows the heroic nature of the man who was thus brought face to face with death: Granite, July 3 1875. Dear father. I don't know that the suu will ever rise aud set for me again or not, but I trust in God and His mercy. At 8 o'clock I set iu the Court. The mob nave me under guard, Mr. Gilliland is missing this morning but I cannot think harm has befallen him. God bless your in your old age, and iu Sam and his boy in all your chil dren but you know John bears the name. Ble6s him and his forever, O my God! My love to all friends, and say I am proud to be your son. There is no cowardice in me, father, I'm worthy of you iu this respect. God comfort your and keep you always. I am in this respect like Him who died for all: I die. if I must die, for law order, and punciple, and. too, I stand alone. Your lovin and true, and, I hope in some respects, worthy son. Eli a a F. Dyer cosvE.vrio.. The Election Law. The act calling the Convention pre scribes: Sec. 2. The said Convention shall consist of one hundred and twenty del egates, and each county shall be enti tled to the same number of delegates that it has members of the Ho se of Representatives under the present apportionment, and the said delegates shall have the qualifications required of members of the House of Repre sentatives, of which qualifications the Convention shall be the judge. Sec. 3. On tne 1st Thursday of August, 1865, the sheriffs of the State shall open polls for the election of del egates to the said Convention from their respective counties, and the elec tion aforesaid, and the registration for the same, shall be held and conducted: the officers thereof, including recis- trars and judges of election appoint ed; the votes counted aud compared; the result proclaimed, aud certificates issued in the same manner as pro vided by law for the el ctiou of mem bers of the House of Representatives of the General Assembly. The following are the provisions of the act of 1873-74 relating to the elec tion of members of the General As sembly: Section 1. The General Asse7nbly of North Carolina do enact. That there will be an election held for the followingofficers on the firstThu rsday of August, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and seventy-four (1874.) and every two years thereafter: Members of the General Assembly for their respective counties and districts; county treasurer, register of deeds, county surveyor, five county commissioners, a coronsr and sheriff for their respective counties, and also for members of the House of Repre sentatives of the United Sta es Con gress tor their respective districts. Sec. 12. That all elections herei-i ordered shall be conducted in all par ticulars in such mauner and form, aud under such rules and regulations, as are prescribed in chapter oue hundred Hid eighty-five, acts of one thousand eight hundred and seventy-one and one thousand eight hundred and seventy-two, tied oue huudred and twenty-four, nets of one thousand eight hundred and seventy-two, both of which, so far as they are not inconsist aut with the provisions of this act, are hereby re-enacted : JJrovided, that any elector shall be eligible ai regis trar for their several townships in all such elections, and auy provisions of chapter one hundred aud eighty-five, laws of one thousand eight hundred and seventy-one and oue thousand eight hundred and seventy-two. incon sistent with this proviso is hereby re pealed. That when a voter is chal lenged at tho polls, upon demand of any citizen of the State, it shall be the duty of the inspectors of the election to require said voter, before being al lowed to vote, to prove by the oath of ;.ome other person, known to these judges, the fact of his residence for thirty days previous thereto in the county in which he purposes to vote. The following are the sections of chapter 185, Laws of 1871-'72, relating to tne registration of voters, re-enacted in section 12, of the act of assembly above recited : (Chapter 185, Acts of Assembly T871-'72.) Section 6. Registrars shall be fur nished with registration books, and it shall be their duty to revise the ex isting registration books of their pre cinct or towuship in such manner that said books shall show an accurate list of electors previously registered in such precinct or township, and still residing therein, without requiring such electors to be registered anew; and registrars shall also between the hours of sunrise and sunset on each day (Sunday's excepted) from the first Thursday iu July, 1872, up to and including the day preceding the tir.-t Thursday in August, 1872, keep open said books for the registra tion of any electors residing in such preciuct or township and entitled to registration whose names have never before been registered in such pre cinct or township or do not appear in the revised list. Sec. 7. -Vo elector shall be entitled to register or vote in any other pre ciiict or township than the one in irh ich he is an actual bona fldc resi dent on the day of election and no cer tificates of registration shall be given. Sec. 8. It shall be the duty of the registrars and judges of election to attend at the polling place of the town ship or preciuct with the registration books on the Saturday preceding the election from the hour of 9 o'clock A. M. uutii the hour.of 5 o'clock P. M., when and where the said books shall be open for the inspection of the elec tors of the precinct or township, and any said electors 6hall be allowed to object to the name of any person ap pearing in said books. In case of any such objection, the Register shall en ter upon his books, opposite the name of the person objected to, the word "challenged," and shall appoint a time and place on or before the election day where he, together with said Judges of Election, shall hear and de cide said objection, giving due notice to the voter so objected to. 1'rovided that nothing in this section coutained shall be construed to prohibit the right of auy elector to challonge or object to the name of any persons registered or offering to register at auy time other than that above speci fied. If any person challenged or ob jected to shall be found not duly qual ified, as provided in this act, or as provided in the Constitution, the Reg istrar ' shall erase his name from the books. Sec 11. No registration shall be al lowed on the day of election, but if any person shall give satisfactory evi dence to the judges of the election that he has come of the age of twenty one years on "the day of e ection, or has for auy other reason become on that day entitled to register, he shall be allowed to register and vote. Sec. 15. Immediately after any elec tion the Judges of Election shall de posit the registration books with the Register of Deeds for their respective counties. Sec. 18. When the election shall be finished the registrar aud iudges of election, iu presence of such of the electors as my choose to attend shall open the boxes and count the ballots, reading aloud the names of the per sons who shall appear on each ticket ; and if there shall be two or more tick ets rolled up together or any ticket shall contain the names of more par sons than such elector has a right to vote for, or shall have a device upon it, in either of these cases such ticket or tickets shall not be numbered in- taking the ballot, but shall be void, and tne said counting of votes shall be continued without adjournment nntil completed and the result thereof de clared. Sec. 21. Returns from all the pre cincts shall be made by the judges of f lection by noon on Saturday ensuing the day of election to the County Com missioners, who shall in the presence of such persons as choose to attend, proceed to add the number of votes- re turned, and so far as County Officers, Members of the House of Representa tives and Senators, where the Sena torial District consists of but one j county are concerned, the person hav- NO. 40 ing the greatest number of votes shall be deemed duly elected. Should any two persons tiave an equal number of votes for the same office, the Com missioners shall decide which of the two shall be elected. And if for any cause the returns of any precinct be not in by three o'clock, P. M., on hatt day, then, and in that case the Cmo- mis8ioners shall adjourn without com paring the polls, to meet again on the ioaowing Tuesday at twelve o clock. M., when the polla of the various pre cincts of the county shall be compared and in the meantime they shall direct the Sheriff or one of his deputies to compel the attendance of the delin quent returning officer with the vote of his precinct. When the Commis sioners have thus completed the com; parison of the polls they shall proclaim the result at the Court House door of the voting in their county for all the persons voted for and the number of votes cast for each, and shall immedi ately thereafter file with the re gister and with the Sheriff of their county or in c ase there be no sheriff and coroner a certified copy of the same. JPvovided the counties of Carteret, Hyde and Dare shall be al lowed until Tuesday after the election to make their returns. The commis sioners shall also file with the register of deeds the returns made by the judges of the election of each precinct. oec 28. The registrar shall receive one cent for each name copied from the original registration book and three cents for each new name registered. Sec. 29. Any registrar or judge or judges of election, appointed under the provisions of this act, or any county commissioners, register of deeds or sheriff failing or neglecting to make the returns and perform the duties re quired of him by this act for the non performance of which no penalty has been hereinbefore imposed, shall be fined not less than five hundred nor more than one thousand dollars, or im prisoned not more than six nor less than twelve months at the discretion of the Court. Sec. 30. Any person who shall with I intent to commit a fraud register, or vote at more than one box or more then one time, or who shall induce another to do so, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, aud on conviction shall be imprisoned not leps than six nor more than twelve months, or fined not less than one hundred nor more than five hundred dollars at the discretion of the Court and registrar of voters or any clerk or copyist who shall make any entry or copy with intent to com mit a fraud, shall be liable to the same penalty. COSVENTIOS. An Act to Call a convention of the People of North Carolina. Whereas, The present Constitution of North Carolina is, in many impor tant particulars, unsuited to the wants and condition of our people ; and whereas, in the judgment of this Gen eral Assembly, a convention of the people is the only sure, and is besides the most economical mode of altering or amending it, and believing tha end in view utterly impracticable by legis lative enactment on account of the great number of discordant and con flicting provisions of the Constitution as it now is, now therefore. Section 1. The General Assembly of North Carolina do enact, (two hirds of all the members of each House concurring,) That a Convention of the people of North Carolina, be and the same is hereby called, to meet in the Hall of the House of Represen tatives in the city of Raleigh, on Mon day, 6th day of September, A. D., 1875, for the purpose of considering and adopting such amendments to ih& Constitution a3 they may deem neces sary and expedient, subject only to the restrictions hereinafter provided. Sec 2. The said Convention shall consist of one hundred and twenty del egates, and each county shall be enti tled to the same number of delegates that it has members of the House of Representatives under the present aportionment, and the said delegates shall have the qualifications required of members of the House of Repre sentatives, of which qualifications the Convention shall be the judge. Sec. 3. On the 1st Thursday of August, 1875, the sheriffs of the State shall open polls for the election of del egates to tne said Convention irom their respective counties, and the elec tion aforesaid, and the registration for the same, shall be held and conducted; the officers thereof, including regis trars and judges of election, appoint ed ; the votes counted and compared. ; the result proclaimed, and certificates issued in the same manner as is pro vided by law for the election of mem bers of the House of Representatives of the General Assembly. Sec. 4. The said delegates shall be called to crder at 12 o'clock on the day fixed therefor, oy the Chief Jus tice or one of the Associate Justices of the Supreme Court or Secretary of State, who, if there be not a quorum, shall adjourn them to the same place, and from day to-day, until a quorum shall appear; and on the appearance of a quorum he shall administer to each of them the following oath: "You, A B, do solemnly swear (or affirn, as the delegate elect shall choose,) that you will faithfully main tain and support the Constitution of the United States and the several amendments thereto, including the 13th, 14th and 15th amendments; and that you wifl neither directly nor indi rectly evade or disregard the duties enjoined nor the restrictions imposed upon the Convention by the act of the General Assembly authorizing your election. So help you God." And no delegate shall be permitted to sit or be entitled to a seat in said Convention, or act as a delegate thereto, until he shall have sub scribed the above oath or affirma tion; and as soon as a majority of the delegates elect shall have thus ap peared and been sworn in, tbey shall then proceed to elect their own pre siding officer, and 6uch other officers and servants as they, from time to time, shall find necessary; and if a va cancy shall occur, they shall be filled in the same manner as the like vacan cies are filled by law in the case cf va cancies in the General Assembly. Said Convention shall have no power to consider, debate, adopt or propose any amendment to the existing Con stitution or ordinance upon the follow ing subjects: TheHomestead andPersonal Proper ty Exemptions, the mechanics' and la borers' hen, and the rights of married women, as now secured by law,ior to alter or amend section 3 or 5, article V, of said Constitution, nor change the ratio between the poll and proper ty tax as therein established; nor shall the said Convention have power to propose or adopt any amendment or ordinance vacating any office or term of office now existing and filled or held by virtue of any election or ap pointment under the existing Consti tution and laws, until the same shall be vacated er expired under existing laws; but the said Convention may re commend the abolishment of any office when the present term therein 6hall expire or vacan cies occur, and they may provide for filling such vacancies, otherwise tnan as now, and limiting the terms thereof. Nor shall the Convention adopt or pro pose any plan or amendment or scheme of compensation to the owners of emancipated slaves, nor for the pay- BATES OF ADTEKTOUJTO. no Square, one week...... . ..... ."M....9t a One Square, two weeks....... ......... 1 BO One Square, one rnomtli...... ...... ....... 1 00 One Square, three montli.... 6 00. One Square, U monthj.. ............. 10 00 Additional Squares at proportional rate. A Square la equal to m solid iawmaof id" Tertlalngtype. Oaab, invariably in ad ranee ment of any liability or debt incurred wholly or in part in aid of the late vac between the States, nor for the restor ation of imprisonment for debt; nor shall they require or propose any edu cational or property qualification for office or voting; nor shall said Convert tion pass any ordinances legislative in their character, except such as are necessary to submit the amended Constitution to the people for their ratification or rejection, or to convene the General Assembly. Sec. 5. The Constitution, as amend ed, shall be submitted to the people for ratification or rejection, and shall not be binding until the same shall have been ratified by the qualified voters of the State, and the Conven- -tion shall prescribe the mode where by the sense of the people therein shall be taken and recorded. Sec. 6. There shall be printed 'im mediately ten copies of this act for each member of the General Assembly, and one hundred copies within thirty days after ratification for each board of county commissioners, and the use of the registrars and iudces tion in their resreetiv mnnti this act shall be in force and take ef fect from and after its ratification. Ratified the 19th dav of TVrivh A D. 1875. (From the Pee lee Herald. ) Outlying Himself. The Washington National Benubli- can, the Presidential mouth niece, is just now engaged in lyinar against time, the object being to see how many filthy falsehoods can be compressed into the smallest space in the next twelve months. It is a son orous liar and as fully up to the bus iness as Beecher was in the crusade against the chastity of his female flock. Even the famous Brooklyn scandal trial, taking both sides of the aues- can scarcely shows as many lies, out lyijg and inlying lies; horizontal, pf rpendicular,vertioal,angular,spasino die, paroxysmal lies, as cram the col umns of the Washington Republican. Beecher's lies could not stuff anv of his Plymouth congregation with more superfluous filthiness than does the Republican seek to force down the throats of its erullible readers. Possi bly Beecher and Tilton and the coun sel and witnesses on either side, are occasional contributors to the Repub lican, dui tuey cannot, without out side help, manufacture all the super lative lies which adorn the columns of the Republican: a generation of Radi cal officials could alone fill the bill. "lne proof of the pudding is in the bag," and to substantiate what we as sert, we quote here merely one line (one at a time, is enough) whioh we find in an article in the Republican of the 21st inst., on the "Southern Situ ation," in which it says: "In the issue of March 11th, it was claimed that there was in the South an army of two hundred thousand men, fully equipped and ready for whatever might occur. There can be no doubt that the number given was too small. The organized military in the South numbers not less than three hundred thousand men, all of whom, or nearly all, could take the field in less than a week and a short campaign will make them a veteran army, as fine as the world has ever seen." If the men who write suoh stuff would only believe themselves, the lie they tell, how happy life would be to us all .' But they are manufactured written and published for a purpose the purpose of either securing the continued ascendency of the Republi can party in power or in the event of failure of such a soheme, to again plunge the country into the throes of ciyil war. The authors and instigators of such a he are as great traitors to the liberties of the people as Beecher is to the virtue of women, the honor of men, the sanctity of the marriage relation and the written and unwrit ten laws of both God and man. A Hero Clone The Jackass. Champloi Cincinnati Gazette. The heroic little jackass who twice repulsed a raging lioness in single combat at the Zoological Garden on the 24th of last March died yesterday of the wounds received in that encoun ter. This little jackass vindicated his race from the injustice of the literary similes of all ages. In classical litera ture the royal family of the lion looks upon the ass with contempt, and wits found a ridiculous humor in the notion of the ass as fighting animaL But this lionsss was excited to fierce rage by the sight of the little jackass. She bounded through the bars of her cage, and with her ponderous jaws seized the jackass by the flank. With great self-possession he reached for the back of the lioness with his teeth, and gave her such a grip that she was glad to let go and slink away. After such a royal encounter the jackass was in no mood to ba seised again by the halter. In evading the pursuit of the anxious attendants, the jackass again came in the vicinity of the lioness, when she bounded for him again, and he met her with his heels, and sent her rolling down a gully. But her first assault upon him. when unsuspecting, wounded him cruelly, and after this long lingering he expired yesterday, and has gone where the good asses go. He vindicated his race from the ridiculous traditions of all ages, and showed that honest industry may be combined with heroic courage. The Zoological Society should pres erve his inanimate form, as it has that of the lioness, as a memento of a famous battle. From the Journal of Commerce. Xhe Nun Cholera Mixture. More than forty years ago, when it was found that prevention for the Asi atic cholera was easier than cure, the learned doctors of both hemispheres drew up a prescription, which was published (for working people) in the New York Hun, and took the name of "The Sun Cholera Mixture." Our contemporary never lent its name to a better article. We have 6een it in con stant use for nearly two score years, and found it to be the best remedy for looseness of the bowels ever yet devis ed. It is to be commended for sever al reasons. It is not to be mixed with liquor, and therefore will not be used as an alcoholic beverage. Its ingredi ents are well known among all the com mon people, and it will have no preju dice to combat; each of the materials is in equal proportion to the others, and it may therefore be compounded without professional skill; and as the dose is so very small, it may be carri ed in a tiny phial in the waistcoat pocket, and he always at hand. It is: linct. opii, Capcici, Rheico, Menth pip., Campho. Mix the above in equal parts; dose, ten to thirty drops. Iu plain terms, take equal parts tincture of opium, red pepper, rhubarb, pepper-mint, and camphor, and mix them for use. In case of diarrhoea take a dose of ten or twenty drops in threo or four tea spoonfuls of water. No one who has this by and takes it in time will aver have the cholera. We commend it to our western friends, and hope that the receipt will be widely published. Even when no cholera is anticipated it is an excellent remedy for ordinary summer complaint, .