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WILMINGTON, N. 0, FRIDAV FEBRUAET 4, 1876. Tbe larger portion of Rev. Charles F. Deems', address on "Science and Religion" has been republished in the Popular Science Monthly. This is a great compliment to -a learned and good man. . The New York Herald is authority for the statement that " there is less gambling and drinking among the Congressmen this year than for several years before." "Which sounds sad when we remember there was once a "party of groat moral ideas." George Freeman, clerk of the Bing ham House, Philadelphia, was ar raigned before a United States Com missioner in that city recently, charged with having violated the civil rights act by refusing to furnish the Rev Fields Cook, colored, of Alexindria Va,, with a room. Freeman was held to bail in the sum is $1,000. First Babcock, and now they are reaching for Grant's spiritual adviser. Rev.-Dr. Newman, of the Metropolitan Methodist Church, Washington, has been summoned to appear before the Committee on Expenditures of the State Department to explain his outlay of between $5,000 and $0,000. gold, in making a pleasure tour of the world in the capacity of Inspector of Consulates and as a Special Agent of the Treasury. The latest thing out in the way of a lamp chimney is an unbreakable one made by the new Baetie process. This--chimney can be thrown violently upon the floor, rolled along, kicked about; but it resists all the laws which rule ordinary glass. It will not break when hung upon a caring gas burner. It costs three times as much as an or dinary chimney, but one of this kind will outlast a dozen of the old-fashioned ones. Result economy. A model for a new ferry across the British Channel and the Atlantic has been tried with fair promise in Eng land. The structure consists of three parallel tubes, far enough apart to al low paddles to work between them, the whole being linked together to form a single vessel, covered by a deck, oa which the inventor, Mr. Eger ton, proposes to carry railway trains and a thousand head of cattle at a time. The channel passage is to be made with these ferries in an hour and a half, and cattle are to be transported across the Atlantic at the rate of two pounds a head. - An interesting relic of Oliver Crom well has just been discovered in Eng land in an old volume ou "Philoso phical Furnaces." It contains a "Plan of Battell" drawn and signed by Crom well himself, with the positions of "My selfe," the "Maine Bodie," "Fairfave,' tho "Enemie," the "Enemie Stronge,' "'Light Horses," "Bridge," "Pass,' etc., and the adjuration in his hand writing: Oh may ye Lorde help me in my pious under "Hie ve most hiehe. I will cyett you ofl' roote nd Branohe.." Presidential gossip is plenty and various. A Washington correspondent sends this contribution to the Cincin nati Commercial : "For some dajs past there has been a large number of Southern Federal officials here m Washington, probably sixty in all from various parts of the South. They lave held several secret caucuses, to. gether with several of the prominent Republican leaders here, and it is al jeged that they have agreed to work up opinion in the South in favor of Bristow and Jewell for the nominees of the Republican party thi3 fall And now the Spanish diplomatic rep resentatives, says the Washington City Jiepublican, are blandly telling the various courts of Continental Europe hat the Madrid Government will 3ust as soon as it has suppressed the Carlists send sufficient reinforce vnnnfa t.r DnKft fr ormll th a revolution v This sounds very much like the thou wand and one promises Spain has made. and always broken, respecting the abo lition of slavery on the Island, the ces sation of brutal outrage and other features of uncivilized warfare which lave existed there for nearly eight years. The Louisville Courier-Journal re weals the startling fact that uince the inauguration of the National Govern tnent there has been . spent abjut & 190,000,000 of public money on public improvements in the Northern States, nhile the expenditures in the riouth fcave not exceeded $17,000,000. It adds that this is the more surprising Mhen we remember that the Southern I'tates have at all times, excepting during the war, furnished one-half to I ireo-fourths of the exchange with Vhich we have paid our foreign debts, fcnd that in default of Southern produc I ons the eupply of gold a&d silver Vouldbe inadequate to pay the annual Ji-terest charges on the national debt, tad the government of the United States Voulil irevitably have dishonored its foreign obligations. A correspondent of the Alexandria Gazette writiog from Richmand, Va., 3rawB a picture of the luxurious gam bling house in whichff member of the .Legislature of that State was recently - despoiled of several thousand do'lars by a a. unty judge"and a professional gamester. This card palace is described as "the most elegant of the kind south C 1 the Potomac," and it is alleged that I ohn Morrisey has an interest in it. Ihen this writer goes on to tell of a tne five story edifice which has been bought by a faro-det ler, and will be sumptuously furnished, with a view to accommodating the luxurious tastes of legislators who are fond of , sporting: "It is almost by the side of the Gubernatorial mansion, and its close CCOximity to the Capitol gates- makes 2 A most convenient place of resort for members of the Legislature, 'fhis establishment will, in addition to nplesdid saloons, have private rooms elegantly fitted up, w here parties can ndulge in private games. In addition a th rambling house proper there will be a large number of rooms which will be let out to gentlemen, who will indulge in their little games at night." . ia rnmnrlrAil - tViat . U wivninni w lUchmond, for its size, can boast of as atny houses of this kind as any place iathe United States. All of which the Enquirer respectfully commends to the attention of the Board of Police, DEATH OF CAPTAIN A.. BOOBE It is with the sinceresfc sorrow that we announce the death of Captain Adolphus" G. Moore, of Alamance county, as gallant a gentlemen as ever wore the gray. Barely in the prime of life, with tem perate habits, with health and strength, with no lack of worldly goods, cheer ful in disposition and kindly in spirit, the soul of honor, and though quick to resent an affront yet as quick to forgive an injury, his life did indeed seem to promise to be long and bright and happy. Nor did it promise to be more happy than useful; for he was full of intelligent, well-directed ;energy. and contributed no little to the great success of the various industrial enter prises that have made Haw River a noted manufacturing centre in tbe State. Frank and fearless in his opinions and outspoken in their expression, it is no matter for surprise that he drew upon himself the special hate of Radi cal officials in the days when Holden could suspend tbe laws and Kirk and his cut-throats could at their will out rage the people of thecduntyinwnichhe lived. Arrested and imprisoned to await trial before a military commis sion organized to convict and to shoot its prisoners, neither threats nor vio lence could conquer for a moment his dauntless spirit or stop the indignant utterances he constantly breathed forth against the men who were setting at defiance the laws and outraging the liberties of our pople. History does not record greater boldness that of Captain Moore when arrested and while imprisoned at Yanceyville during the infamous Holden-Kirk war a war the recollection of which will make tue blood of every true Carolinian boil with rage so long as the memory of it st all lust. Tiuly was he a man who did honor to his State and sad and full of sorrow are we as we remember that we shall see his face no more. WHAT THE VIKUINU PKESS THINKS OF THE MOfiiTPELIKi: SliAIVDAL. Mr. W. H. Fowie, a member of the Virginia Legislature from Alexandria, having lost at a game of cards in a gambling house in Richmond, the funds of the Montpelier Hnmane As sociation in his keeping, the Virginia press is freely giving expression to its opinion in the premises. The parties who won the money from Mr. Fowlo were Judge Stephens, of Nelson county, and a professional gamble;. The Alexandria Gazette learns that the deficit due the Montpelier Humane Association by its agent, Mr. Fowle, has already been made up. The Ga zette contains Beveral letters on the subject, among which is one from a warm personal friend of Fowle, who says, however, that he "has converged on the subject with a number of per sons of judgment and influence, and finds the sentiment unanimous that the resignation by that delegate of the trust confided to him is due t those by whom he was elected." Its Richmond correspondent says: "It is said that the Committee on Courts of Justice will in a day or two proceed to investigate the affairs of Judge Stevens who is charged with gambling, and also with lodging in Worsham's gam bling house and other offences in this connection, not exactly consistent with a State officer. It is said that the Governor will not accept Judge Stevens' resignation until such investi gation is had." The Dispatch of yes terday says in its column of Capifo1 Notes, "no movement to impeach Judge George Stevens of Nelson, has as yet been made. At present it seems unlikely that any steps in that din c tion will be taken. Governor Kemper has very decided opinions about the whole transaction, and will be prompt to act when it is brought before him officially." The Whig comment editorially on the case, and says, very forcibly and justly: "The general de mand is that the gambling scandal, which connects the name of a county judge with the weakness of a member of the Legislature, ought to be inves tigated, and that, too, in spite l threats said to have been made of in. volving others in the unfortunat ; affair. The reputation of all persons connected with the government of Virginia should be above suspicion, and no publio officer should remain quiet one moment after his name ha been attainted by the breath of f on 1 rumor without courting investigation. " The Index and Appeal commend these utterances of the press to the grave consideration of the Legislature, which owes the solemn duty to itself. tue public service and the people at large.to break up the vice of gambli whicn now goes on with the sanctio: if not participation of f.o many of th officials of tho land. WHAT IUIKI THEJ1. Some of the causes which have re duced the Republican party to its present doubtful condition are enuu e rated by Harper's Weekly aa follow vvnen isepuoucans said the civi service ongui 10 oe reiormea, air Morton retorted that it was the best upon the planet. When Republican proposed to investigate the genera order business and the sale of arms to France, Mr. Conkling replied that i was mud throwing, and moved to in quire whether any officer of the gov ernment, meaning the Republics Senators, Sumner and Schurz, were i collusion with foreign agents. Such things as these, with the leadership cf men like General Butler and that of Grant Senators as they were called (Messrs. Chandler, Cameron, Morton, Conkling, Carpenter), and the inti macy with the President . of Boss Shepherd and of McDonald and others all these things, and not the bard times, have alienated the svmoa thy of Republicans and shattered the party." FAVOItlTES OF THE PKJESS. It well known that the New York World is in favor of Gov. Tilden of that State. The Indianapolis Sentinel, the Terre Haute Gazette, the Journal, $nd the Cincinnati Enquirer are all outspoken for Hendricks. The Pitts burg Post is out for Jerry Black, but the Democratic press of Philadelphia generally incline to Bayard. The At lanta Constitution we believe is rather partial to Tilden, and the Augusta Con stitutionalist comes ont strongly for Pendleton. The Cincinnati Commer cial is halting between Hendricks and Bayard, the Petersburg Index-Appeal expresses a preference for, Senator Thurmau of Ohio. THE KICHHIOND AND COliONCIi W AO DULL AGA11. The rejoinder of the Richmond Enquirer to the article in the Journal in reply to the JSnquifer's stricture upon a portion of Colonel Waddell's recent epeech, in advocacy of the Cen tennial appropriation, is so kindly In its tone as almost entirely to disarm a 3. We assure our cotemporary that its courteous expressions are most highly appreciated even though it may bo that the qualities of our head are made to suffer somewhat by compari son with those of our heart. The Enquirer says that nothing was further from its tho Jghts than to say that Colonel Waddell had "made a compromise with the Radical party." The precise language of the Enquirer was, as will be seen by reference to its files, that Colonel Waddell's epee h "included an unhappy and perhaps unintended compromise with the other party," and supposing that the party, "other" than the one to which Colonel Waddell belonged, was the Radical party, we fell into an error for which we take upon ourselves all the blame, without stopping to enquire whether it arose from the fact that the Enquirer was "more earnest than deliberate" in its strictures upon Colonel Waddell's speech or from our own inadvertence. And so, too, when the r nquirer, after declarirg that Colonel Waddell h:id made "the lamantable mistake through the heat of debate and per il Hps the warmth of feeling, of conced ing the very principle which the Rad icals claim, a d on which they rest not only the wr for the Union but the whole theory and fabric of their pro cess of reconstruction," goes on to" call bis attention to the differen e between secessionists and rebels and to protest that Confederates would never consent to stand in the category of traitors nor admit tha any such stain belongs to the brows of their Lees and John stotiM, we fed into error again, suppos ing the Enquirer regarded these things against which it protested as corolla ries from the "unintended compro mise" it criticisd. Wecheerfully and f nnkly confess our error, assuring our cotemporary that like Colonel Wad deli's "compromise" it was entirely "unintended." But the Enquirer ia by no means prepared to withdraw objection to that portion of Colonel WaddeU's speech to which this discussion has reference. It still thinks it can fairly be construed to imply more and concede more than is consistent with the vindication of Southern history and Southern char acter and in support of this opinion mikes two points: first, that there is no force in the discrimination between "the beneficence of free institutions'' to which Coionel Waddell attributes the "sub;imej3pectacle" and the mercy and magnanimity to which the Radi cal party attributes it; and secondly, that "Colonel Waddell's designation of the Confederates as men who 'made war on the government' five years be fore their readmission to Congress" conveys an imprudent and injurious admission to the Radical side.' 1. According to our apprehensiou there is a vast difference between say ing the readmission of Southern men to Congress is due to "the beneficence of free institutions," and saying it was owing to the mercy or magnanimity of the Radical party just about the dif ference there is between the want of power to keep them out and the waut of will to do so. So long as the Federal Constitution was recognized there was an imperative necessity upon the Federal authorities that the permanent governments provided for the Southern States should be repub lioan in form and with governments republican in form, in the Southern States it was simpiy impossible to keep Southern men out of Congress for any great length of time. This is what the Journal understands Colonel Waddell to mean when he talks about "tho beneficence of free institutions." Surely that is beneficence that con trols and renders harmless the angry passions of malignant men. In a word the reappearance of Southern repie sentatives in Congress was due to the want of power in the dominant party to l3p them out and not to the want of will to do so, as would have been the case if they had been re-admitted through mercy. The Enquirer asks us what we have to say of Colonel Waddell's designation of the Confederates as "men who made war on the government." In reply to the question of its cotemporary the Journal has to say simply that when Colonel Wuddell uses such a designa tion of the Confederates it will be full time to criticize it. We have just read carefully the report of Colonel Wad dell's speech in the Conarensinn.nl. Record a id have been unable to find s tbe words quoted by the Enquirer. The words used by Colonel Waddell are, men who "were arrayed in battle against a government," language that, we respectfully submit, conflicts wih no theory of either North or South as to the constitutional or the legxl as pect of the inception or conduct of tn late unpleasantness. Instead his language seems to have been chosen to avoid such a conn ct. A special dispatch to the New York World says the resignation of Mr. Jobn M. Baiclay, the Journal Clerk of the House of Representatives, who has occupied that position for twenty-nine years, has not yet been accepted, and was not desired by Mr. Adams, th Clerk. The resignation is regretted by the older members of both parties, and will probably be reconsidered, It was based on the belief that the re moval of the Assistant Journal Clerk merely preceded his own. Mr. Bar clay's long experience in the House has given bim a perfect knowledge of parliamentary law, while his digest of tbe rules and practice of the House is invaluable. It is probable that a res olutiou will come from the Democrat ic sid& sobciting his services and ask iug him to remain in office. More amendments to the Federal Constitution continue to make their appearance in Congress, the latest be S&g one on the subject of the civil ser vice. It prohibits members of Con gress from soliciting appointments to or removals from office; provides for thi appointment of a civil service com mi ion and also for the election of sone civil officers like postmasters, iubject to removal by the civil service commission under recula- tions .established by law: but no officer to be removed for xelurions or political reasons. j The Charleston News and. Courier having had the strange audacity to as sert that the South is as good as any other part of the country," the Cincinnati Commercial straightway conjured up visions of a renewed Southern Confederacy asserting itself "within the Union" rather than of the Union. But the Commercial speotr has not a leg to stand on as our Charleston cotemporary plainly showa by telling, first, what it did not mean, and secondly, what it did mean, in daring to say in this land of the fre and home of the brave, that "the South is as good as any other part of tbe country." These be straDge times Oar cotemporary says: In saying that "the South is a- good as any other part of the country," we metin thalf a Southerner is as good a a New Yorker, and has the same rights; that a Southern State is as much a sov ereign Stato as a Northern State if, and has the same right-.. We do not pit the South against; the North, or the Southern people against the Northern people. All that we contend tor ia that there shall be no discrimination; that a Caroliniau or Virgminn shall tot be expectel to submit to what a Now Yorktr or a Hoosier would not slai-iT and that what is permissible to ao State anywhere shall be permissible to every Stale everywhere. We are fcic and tired of the cry that a Grergian must not say this thing because he i' an ex-Confederate, and that LoiiiMttcn must not do that thing because it ras a reuei ruaie. J.ae O'luiuttn States are in the Uniou. th paople in th'j Southt-rn Stute are American ct-zuns; and States auti people deniaud the fu'l naeur-nr?, oi their constitutional rights, and nteud to have it. The commercial n.Iks of the "Southern Confederacy be jag ou its feet." What of the Northern ana Western Confederacy ? That Coufc-u-tiraoj, whenever the South is in ques tion, does exint, wui-e the Southern Oou't-drracy, territorially au 1 p;-?:fci-cal.'y, is broken up and goar. TL. txittiDg combination is tiiat of tin Northern followers of th xiiuiU" Morton school agaiust tha South, ami not of th South agaiust the North. And these Blaine-Morton peoph eter nally sneer at and abusf t'a.- Soiuh, ir. the hope that soma Souther rer, in priiit or ou the stump, will sst n-m thing rash find violent. Tht-y hiv. been successful, and will no doubt b1 successful again, although their sus oeBS will do them little good. Tbe South does not wnut, to dicua w;r is-nes, and does not want to revive questions that me setttled. But when curs yelp at tbe heels of any American he naturally kick. The Boston excursionist charged with tho work of p. resenting centennial souvenirs to the military organization of the South, wh participated in the celebration, completed fieir labor" at Charleston, S. C, yett rdav. Ti committee visited Washington, Balti more, Norfolk, Richmond a.u-i Charles ton, at each of which cities they lft handsom? souvenirs in the sh:jit of heuutifulfiitgsand emblematic banceis. They were everywhere cordiady re ceived, and in no city more warmly, says the Gazette, than in Baltimore, where he Fifth regiment improved the opportunity cf ackuowledgir.y the courtesies received at tha baud of tLe citizens of Boston vrberA in tl at c ty last summer. There is little doubt tht the visit of t ie conoii'tee U the South h3 done much toward cien'ing a kindly feeling, and wdl aid Isrgrly in removing those section pr judict now happily being fast oblit-ra?e,l. The geographical di-tribntion of th vcte for and against the Center. niI appropriation was a little) curious. Only sixteen Republican votes wne given against the bill. Of these Indiana furnished three, Illinois two, lows, two and Michigan four, eler n in all that group of four States, leaving but five for all the rest of the country. There were fifty-eight Democrrt'ic votee for the bill. Those included !1 the Louisiana Democrats, three; four of the six Texas members; tf-n of the seventeen Penury Ivania Democrat; all the Massachusetts Democrats, in cluding General Banks; nil the New Jersey Democrats who voted; and aii of that party from the Pacific coast. Georgia, Alabama, North Caroling Virginia, West Virginia, Kentucky, Tennessee and Missouri gavo almost unanimous votee against the proposi tion. The Washington correspondent of the Chicago Times gives tho following statement of General Scheuck's pin money, aa shown by the Treasury pc count with the For, ig Department: For the first quarter of 1871. ending on September 80th, it was: Postage, 8190; stationery, 8390; newspapers, $35; messengers' salaries. $125; honf rent, 8300; total, 81,040. For the next quarter, ending on December 31ft, his pin money was about $800. This in cludes 835 for Christmas presents The contingent expenses for the next two quarters of the year were boiit the same. The pot-tage item is pecu- liarlv iriterHRtincr in via-ar tf tlm -., hi n , .i .- . I with the diplomatic srvce is account ed for and paid by the dispatch agent at London. Senator Sherman's concurrent reso lution, proposing a common un't of money and accounts for the United States and Great Biitaiu, requests the President to propose a Treaty Convert tion betweeu the two countries to establish the dollar asj the money cf account iu both of them. It is to be represented by a coin formed of standard gold, nine-tenths pure metal and one-tenth copper and silver alloy. Five of these new dollars are to be the equivalent of one pound sterling. Gold coins of various demominations conforming to thi.s standard are to be issued and be a legal tender within each country. The peace of the world is further threatened by another political con vulsion in Hayti, in which Gen. Canal is to be the coming man. W hat, asks the Macon Telegraph, has become "of tbe great ducal house of Lemonade aud Marmalade ? Where are Prince Pump- kinequash, the Marquis of Nutmeg, the Earl of Cinnau on and Lord Gin ger? Are these quality niggers going to be outshone by G an. Canal at this stage of internal improvements ? . thk MA- BlVEii TKHJED v j Th f..il,iiiur tlm IhW. rrti-n. I iars of tu larj stuir as naw-iiver, i received ty mail at the hour of going fc preM. Haw River is the tame of the village that Jias grown up at the statiou cn th North Carolina Rai'roid where the road crosses the river of that name. The staiou is in the county of A!a manoe between Greensboro and Ral eigh, about 57 milea from the latter place and 24 mi!es from the former. Swepson's hous is near this station on ou the old nouuty road leading to Hi! !s boro. From tho Kaleigh ATcws: Haw Kivzb, N. C, Jan. 26, 76. Amssrs. Editors.- A very i.ad shoot ing affair tok pa? ntr here venter dy, about I o'clock, P. M Mr. G -o. W. Swwpson shot Opt. A G. W xre. The cir;umtateas are as follow: Cupfc."Mo:iro had started partridge hunting, and as he' passed by the resi-dei-o of Mr. Stepson which is only a qurirtor of a miia abov the depof here be saw Mr. Swepsou in theyr'.rd, just coming out with his gun iu hi hard A few remarks paused. Mr. S then jrot bebud' th chimney, out of Mr. M't. Bight, and fired at Mr. M. The btiU d d not hit him. Then he told Mr. S. that he wou.d not shoot him in hi" orrn yard, but would shoot with fiini -;f he wo id come out ia the bij; rod (Sir. M did not leave the. road). Mr. S. then ran into his hoe and. 'oni a cjr eert!d position behind the Ti o', tired through the crack of the. d-uor, Mr M. beinp nniware of th :acr ttmt ue (Mr. a.) was goiusr to shoot agalu. i'hia time the. ball took efFrct in the h ft shoulder, ranging d'jwn thr m.h tii body, and Mr. .M. t - i to t. ;.e jzron. a wtif-re he remained abou? two bonis. It is supo.d th't Mr 8. shot witu a repeating army r-fio. Several pli fio.iir.3 were M-nt for -''Oil rt Mr. A. P. B:r.tou, Cap ft. MV !.mk-kf'Vv.T rrci?i-il the mil tidi?;?. Jul. iiott and his family were ho;! pre.-"' t. Dr. (Jr. W. Long wms the 5rt physician t rVaeu hita. We had him : 'reed on a Httr and tsken t his .'llie Tiire lv now lies u; ro'ridd by i:uni' run: uy- .paMiizn-g f. ii i-d i'jd r-!at.O'is. Dra. O V M-buu' aud Miwpuy .vKm j j:ucd Dr. Li-)iig, and. af'i !' .a careful xamirfftii.m, .t wa "eilijil .ip.'- ;h r. to rric.:; th bad by pr.,b:t..r. v'Jup.'. M. is c-TW-.nly dn-jer !!'-Iv WO'llidvd. ixs aiuvo irros I have obtained from Mr. A. P. Bnfo:i. Of course I j'.'iii. fed nor now. The j-fftir h canned groat exciKment, many eon fiuVing rej.Qit- brioj iu circulation. Mr. Wtr.j-.8ors is now iu tho hand 'f the Shi-rift" f A!Mm .c- euuuty II i trhii before rlii- A3 gibtrrt s cur' vdl iuk pines n? Graham a? 2h o'clock to t'.uy. Otj-. G'Vtuuu, of Graham, rd Mesr.-. Diiisrd ud v.ilmer, of .ireeu-boio, wiij appea fur Capt. Moore. Mr Swepon haa telegraph, d for Col. Fuller cf tour city. I will wriie von giu after t!j trial. Tho iraieigh Srntmel bays ; "Another vereiou of t:ia itory i thnt Moore had frequent .y threte:ied S wep oii'a bfe on f.cooiiiit of suim- o d rmdge sr.d had reiterated fch.j thieHf Sine th" ciicu-ttlioi! of a slanderous pojtal ctir d. e lartriug Moo-5 wit h d.s pioHti.H conduct, M'joro chigng ihni Swrpeou ha t caaat:d tl tob circulated. It ws reported th;tt ou th? mo'um; of ihr- day of the shoutiug Mo?,r went to Swt pvou's hons and cord an 4 buM d huu, unking a;'ioua tnreatt-", i;d riur:.fd iii th ai'r-raoon and c-e-ing .iWi-poi in the y?d snpeod gua Hi him, when h aa fired upon 1 y Imiu'.-ii mleiy ftfr.rtr the occurretiC'1 of the -t1"-if Sepon is said to liave !;. for .Ji- f hrdT of the c.janty arid surrendered hirmif. Late jesterday afternor.'.) the mittr was uudrgiini a pii:iuii!irv exnaiiuatiou bef nr Oli'-K rtrftfe Vt. wui ive tho mony m t.iined. iU:i as soon s at cn be ob- The Greer.sb jio Patriot Phy: ''from the report which reaches here it eema that.afr. Moore wsgou:g hurUirg y.-srorday afternoon, ftud t h-n pv.sii:g S-iep-on's piaco gol in? 9 d.iUcairy with one of Sep-i'a's 7,e groen. -H-w-psoii seeing the niterc. vt:a Xur.y. ".ir rii.-, stepped out of honH md hct i.t Moore, the ball ei lerir.g ivn am; whereupon Mmto s-iirted in direction of ths hoa-ao when Snep'v.n rrr.nted within. It h-iw-that Joore made ou effort to get inlo the house, when Swepon nijot through the -vri .dow, the ball etterijg the b. dy aad '?-gi"rf in the ?jiu, canning dratii m a httie while. a 5it iin : ti;4K sr .nKrn- "IS J 1-5 .Kilit tn (UROMM -. HA'T IT SI AH a V t: n PL. I iS Eli. The Raleigh Christian Advocate in Ha iH.-t l-uo give a brief nummary of the rreat work dona ; y f4thodism in North Caroiiua in the c-"nnry juatnow Irsw iig to a clos-i. Jjuf wi at tongue or pen its there that ean tell the stery of the personal hardships, of the patient, labor, the tiralc-:.a eaerjry, the neir-f'HCiificiEg devotion, tho uuflsguig zeal of its mintry during all these hundred yars? T.ie result is truly a gritod o.it-, and the Caurah that hfis ucwopli.-hed it has a right to congrat ulate its If upon the abnedaut harve.it that h3 crowned its labors. The Advocate tajr: This is a Centennial year not only f cur rational, existence and there fore an important one to ail; but to North Curotiua Sfethodisfcs it is e peciaoy iuterefiuK in tiiat it is ths cnte-nnl r miversary of orgnnizd f,lt'iho.'.im iu the Htate. Since the- t;m:; tht "Carolina Cir cuit" wa-n firet tsinbliLed ud the or.-cher cnn- to p-utrte, its road ies m4U5p nnd ioiete ;md to preach rhc gope'l to it ct.ttervd population, Kret tiiira Lux been eo-K.implis.hed whereof we Knoit.'d.bc glad and btcom ,nK'y proud. The, one ciicnit h&c become a Lnt'd'd and more: undor .he supervifion thn of one Confer-e-iCJ-, it is iiiw inbrcfd and cared for i:te.c aieui.c& annual UMil-rrnc;s. una t.-it- p:Aoner ooka m th l..g .ViUses oi tue tttlera. in barns .r.d c if, n at'V time and toder anv circumstance- whrve.r &.d when ever ho cou'd - fitid au ud'.enos to receive hi mis.v;e. Now in every villnge and r.eighboi hood, ino ties and o-wns, art seen buml !o nnd stately WiU('l?is erecte'l to the; 'oisinp of God by the, people, called M-thodieta. lTien u. only occasionally, nnd at long mti-rvKls, t'.iAt fhs preec: ing at' the g.it pel cou'd b- 1 t-rd nd 'u tttt notion in iolv i.hiiigM received I y tho people. Now the eharch door is nearly always open at-d the pnlpit ringa aimo&t constantly with the promises and threats of the divino Jaw. In that portion of the territory comprised ia the N. C. Conference we have three Methodist colleges aud Methodist rchoola without number, ranking wth tL bwt and pHtroniSd we'd a proof to the world that Methodists appreciate nd desire to extend the benefits of liba! education. God has indeed prospered us. both in numbers and influence, nd it is but right that we, the deooendauta and fol lowers of thoe whose toils tbe ovutury paet has e-n, shoud fittingly com raemorafo thu tnumpha which, by the u.coc;.- ui tuiwm-u iiimr worit. We celebrate this centennial year not iii the spirit of loa-Ming pride, but rather in the spirit of thnkegivng giving praise to God for what has been acoomp.ished aud invoking bis blts icga for the future. The centennial meeting in March promises to be an occasion of pleasure and profit. . It is not : intended pimply 8S a time of rej n'cing over the progress a.d preheut state, of M thodiso in North CiroMn. But it is intended also to revive and encourage ottr peo pl for future work. Iu the language i f Bialiop Marviu we trust that "the religious feature will be emphasized." The liile gh Sentinel has the follow ing to say about Colonel Jesse Turner, mentioned in a recent editorial letter to the Journal frym Hot Springs, as one of the prominent men of North Carolina birth now living in Arkansas: Jesse Turner here sioken of was a on of J.imeB Turner who lived near thn Haw fields meeting house, in Or ange, now Alamance. He has an older brother living in Chatham county. The f sther of .J-8-e Turner wat. caj -t:.i red by Fannius; wlwi be took Hill b ro, and oirnVd off Gov. Burke iu September, 1S71. Capt. Clendenen, 3S men, rede into IliSlsboro look-i-jfi. for Fanning wl o of en led 25 oi 50 roe.i. '' his time he found the old mur derer with 1200 or 1:"00 men. Captain C ndei.u'ii utt m-'tert to save himself and men by u In.--ty retreat. As Turner pass- d what is now kuown as Kirk laud'ti c-ri!er, pintol was snapped at him, iinl th'-n thrown, striking him in th.? templ. fciid knocking him from hi horte. Ho wshj tried' and takeu off with tho Governor and others to TYilmington and thenco tj Ciiarlestou Faning c imped the first night at Gate' wl er-.i th late William Bingham iiveu. The Cciiteaaiai i.rasshopper. Tlio Western uap-rs predict a terri ble revieitation of gr.ts-hoppers next fummer. The St.. Louie GtbbeDem ocrat, in ;n article on the subject, remout-trutes with the Northwestern frT:er9 ugainst the course they are pursnhig in hurrying their surplus ifrai" to market a course which will 1; ave th- m without provisions ami without feed gram, if the hoppers do i-oi.'o. '( he "lohe Democrat -ayfs: bri'-f, the etv is this: Good an thorit e-, who have had opportunities for ex' ended observation in Idahi., M.ujtana, Utah urul Wyoming, as well n-' !!! Wet-tern Sv&tes. declare that ii3 i.ll this Recti .n tin: cropu of last 'i.mmr-r a..d f-id- were vry good. r:..;iia;h iti torn' d'-tricts Ihe grah-!fpp-i-s ties' roy d aimoKt h-df the up t h - l-.riiierp w -i f bl pafely to o iiap thvongh their d,.ffic tilt res, arid at-' tw!e:tdy wed prepared for next v -ar. Jfci'ore the inKect' died they de posited tjnto'd roilli'tr.s of egps in the j-rt-u'iil a! -iig the' course of tt-eir i"reh Persons, wlvse exp-rince in ii'.vi m-itters entities their opii,.i..'s to i c!-j.ect 'ii consideration, declare that liH Knmmor i.oia of 1876 will hatch ; u 'h sw::rnis of grasshoppers in the Wes! h hVf never before been seen, nud tlitit ;he. tract of country iu which they wilt prevail will be wider than ever before, rachir.g from a long dis t.ance we?t of t' e I3ia"k Hills to the centre of Mo-Sottri and Iowa. iii viw of this probable visitation rex year, Brignam Yonug, biter due roittsrf no-i witu tin iea'.tiLj; oiut? i as prouiniK.ated from tbe Mormoi pulj;t a sebtcie for all.ayinr the pros ;ctiy? danger of inwivenisioeor f-uf- iVjitif., by ordering hi peoph to retain tiitir gram in eo:e, hud not on any troo'tut, to t-ed or barter n. The com ui;ir. tense ot snts requirement is m r:iitif.-t that the otilv wonder is some ou!j did t:ot fee it before, nnd piece riifi ere.ot wth Kaii'ss or NebraskH i-rinefs, wa-.re w- might hnv been prt.'inl of it. But as a good idea should tie anted upon, regardless of the source i ..ence it coevs. .mntfc hail th.- l.iekv notion of Bi ighamai.d his .f nts .a the tiUti folii'.i in the gra.ashoppf r l;th.--ily. nnd iina which oar Western 1 piv.pli nicyt accept nnd put in pmc i:c--. u they w- n.d be free from the d-iLg-rof outright tittrvation, So which for soaie y-ars they b .ve Vteen. r.t inervalt, exp .s? d. Th -u-li the. policy l.a not novel among the Mormons, it j n w to oar penle, Knd iu ceit.u Oi.m.-ls. mi 1 prove, the perfect solution to the 40rtor j:nggrash.pp.r qafjstio !Sgr r CiIrrt rcnple ? ";nthe Bib .ml Kioor.tT. "The Biblical Recorder, organ of the baptists of North Carolina, in sev-rai iVnas relating to tho c 3or.-d people, in every instance speaks ot taeni f.s "seroes' strewa winch show hich way the wiud blows It evi- denMy d j.-p not consider negroes men ffaen it rfustrR tliem the commoa ap-. l;a!ion of people or colored people." N, 1'. Herald. We are there prrainged on two charge, both of which- we deuv. - 1.' In speaking of the freedmea of the couth "negrops" we did not use an improper word or one which should hnv-. c nveyed any offensive meaning. It is an ethnological term, and iathe only one which cu with propriety be api'lied to tne people, uudor confide ration. To speak of them as "colored peopie" or "people of color," is a miawso And a p.-rversion of language, aed does not deaignale them at all. Ye might Uh propriety refer to the Indians or Chinese "as colored people or people of color, bat this appella tion would not inclcde the blacks of the South, Black is not a color. The Herald will find by reference to He& Kfer's or any other dictionary that, our position is Hustainod Ther is no oth er terra which plainly and definitely ieisnates the race. The best in formed among them use it and it ia the appellation by which they are knoirn ihroii2honr th civilized world. "Col ored people'' is of recent origin and is the outgrowth of a false and sioklv -philanthropy, which prevails exten sively in many places. We shall be sorry to see it fin J a home here. 2. The Herald says we do not "con sidrr negroes men." If it is meant that we do not think they are white men nnd that w re uuwibing to receive them i'ito our schools, ehurcbea or families on terms of fre social inter Course, it is true. But that is not the Herald's meaning and -it would not dare advocate sncii a thing. If it is uee.aufc that we do not regard tho ne groes as members of the human family; that we do not regard them as free in the eye of the lw; as entitled to pro tection in all the rights, privileges and immunities granted them by the lav and to such aid as can be given to ele vate them morally and intellectua'.lv, there is not a word of truth in the alle gation. We are truer friends to the uecrroes than the Herald is and have dons a thousand timea more for them. ea. Wlorior . Vindicated. Gen. Jnbad A. Karly ba writ en a lei ter to the llichraond Dispatch exou- era'isig the i.-ile Gen. Winder from the charge of cuteity ti Fd-rl prisoners during tho late war, in which is con tained a note from the Iat Coionel G-'Orjy- W. BrU t. f Alexsmler. V . d;:ttt April 3, 18(58, ud-b-ed to ion ui tjre". vinai tJol. Jjrei". wfio rs a memopr t lien. Josrnh K. John ston's fctfiff, :n his notts tays: "Your" of the 2d has been received. and in reply I b-g leave to say tha f hav ti.. copies of th Trttpr and order r?feiitd to, but I have an entry in my pmrnrd of the date of the 9'h of Jnu-uai-T, 1835, wiiil'.t headquarters wre ot M ntgoniery, Alabama. Th entry is Fnbstftntiaily as follows : In pur suance of orders I nddreseed a letter c Geu. Winder requesting him to tram over thirty Federal prisoners tr Mjrr nettle, quartermaster, for the purpose of takin? out snb-terra shells and tor pedoes from th cut in the West i'wnt and Atlanta liailrond. Shortly i afterwards I received from General Winder a reply stating that he could not comply with the request, as it would not only violate tbe" orders of the War Department, but would be in contravention of the laws aud usages of war." A letter is u)so published from Hon. James A. Seddon, formerly Confeder ate Secretary of War, testifying to Gen. Winder's humanity and kindness toward Federal prisoners. OUR MX AXE .CONVENTION. When Shall It Bo Held and Where Held A Letter frena Gen. Cox ma tbe Subject.. - - - . from 8tteYiU I lidauk . Dbm.-Con.Ex. OouMrrm, ) ' lUiiEioH, Jan. 8, 1876, " Dear Sib : A copy of youi valuable paper containing the following inquiry has been received : . "What say the Committee to holding oar State Con vention in March and at Greensboro ?" Thus far there has been no formal consultation on the subject; yet I feel authorized in saying that tie Commit tee, desiring to reflect the wishes and eonsnlt the pleasure aud convenience of our friends in all parts of the Stato. will be pleased to receive suggestions from the press nd individuals iu re gard to these matters. The National Democratic Executive Committee will meet in Washington in February to consult in regard to the time and piacn of holding the National Democratic Convention, and- as our btate Convention has hitherto been held to appoint delegates to represent us iu that body I see no necessity for departing from theprecedent, although our State elections have been post poned to November. Tour question will, however, re quire to oe decided by the Stute Exe ecntive Committee, when assembled for that purpose 1 They will be called together sometime after the nation of the National Democratic Executive Committee is made known. Very respectfully yonrs, Wm. K. Cox, Chm'n. Banks nnd Uaddril to the Frat Fr.-m tbe Kaleigh . The really notable speeches in the Centennial debate have been those of Col. Waddell and General Bankr., and it is a compliment to Col. Wuddell that he has fairly earned that judicious observers should differ in their esti mates of the comparative piactieal good effected by his speeeh and that of the veteran politician and statesman who to-day is facile princeps in the eyes of tbe whole oountri in the work of pacifying the country by promoting oblivion f irritating questions. Col. Waddell had at an early period advocated the Centennial appro priation upon the ground that the people of tie eouutry could never be harmonized until brought together iu commemoration of events thHt aro the common glory of North Croiiua and New Yoik; of Virginia aud Massachusetts. There was a 5t- us in his appearance upon the floor of the House to plead North Carolina's shate of tho heritage of the Itevoiu tiou which his eminent ancestors had nobly aided to bequeath. He acquit ted himself ab'y atid handsomely, and there has been but one sentiment, and that one of hearty commendation, of a t-peech that gave a soothing touch to the sores reopened by the angry de bate of the previous week. "A breast of down on the billows of passion was Cu. Waddell e apposite state ment of the stt.ttnde of the Confeder- te-so!uier ei mnt of the House, while hate had done its utmost to pro- vote it to wrath. Mr. lilaire evident ly d d not enjoy: Col. Waddell's Bar castic referonc to hispeac-fnl attitude iu fcar, and hi intense eorabaHvesesH in pc.ee H diil not attempt even an l:oust smile Washington Corres pondent. ' (From the l whim Tnb .e Plan! ) ICe mi luu of the 6ti N. V. Itcari menl. A re-nmon of the 6th N C. Reci meut will take phiCM at Durham, N. C, on July aist. 1876. The members ot the 6th Reciment wili be entertained by the citizens of Durham. Ao oration will be delivered suitable to tbe oocaiou b a memoir of the Regiment. '.he re-union has no political signifi cance whatever, its only design being to promote tbe historjr of this cele bratod tieiraent. Communications relative to the reuuiou should be addressed to th field and fctaff officers: Col. R. F.Webb, Fiat R ver, N. C.;-Lt. Col. Tate, Morganton, N. O ; &faj. R. W. York, Niorrisville, N. O. ; Rev. A. W. Mangum, Chaplain, Chapel Hill, N. C; Lt. Cornelius Mebane, Adjutant, Mebau?vtlle. N. C. The following gentlemen will act as a Committee of Arrangement: Capt. W. J. H. Durham, Lt. W. J. Christian, Lt. Evans Turaoc, Lt. D. C. Gunter, Corp. Wm. Woods, Sergt. Herman Sears, 8ergt. O. L. Will.ams, Lt T. E. Lyon, Capt. W. EL Paarish, Cap.. Jno. S. Lockhart, Thos. S. Vickeri-, M. D. Tne foilowing will act as an Execu tive Committee-: Capt. W. J. H. Durham, L. Jao. R. Ijockhart, Lt. W. J. Christian, Lt. D. C. Gunter. All papers in North Carolina are earnestly requested to sopy. X e Original Jeff Davis Man. The New York World, in a scathing editorial headed "Tbe Original Jeff Davis Man," tells how when Thad. Stevens, of Pennsylvania, drove his brutal reconstruction scheme through Congress, Mr. Blaine offered an amendment providing for a complete amurty, including," of course, Jeffer son Davi-. The tyrant of the House was not, however, to be thus trifled witn. On the 13th of February, 18G7, Mr. Stevens forced the House to ac tion ou Mr. Biin amendment. He used, as his wont was, more plainness than politeness of speech, and unoere- moniou ly kicked Mr. Blaine out of the "sheepfold of the Radical saints into the "goatfold of the wioked. 'The amendment of the gentleman from Maine," said Mr. Stevens, lets iu a vaat number of rebels and shuts out nobody. All I ask is that when the House comes to vote upon the amendment it shall understand that the adoption of it would be an entire surrender of these States (the South) into tho bands of tne rebels. It is a proposed step toward universal am nesty and universal Andy-JohnBon-ville." The bill was, of course, lost. hy a vote of 7 nays to 69 yas Mr. Blsine voting yea with Mr. Randal', of Pennsylvania. But then Mr. Blaine was biddirg for future Southern sym pathy and strength; now he wants to bi Pt evident by Radical votes. According to an exchange a marvel ous piece of mechanism has just been exhibited in Parts. It is an eight day clock, which chiai8 tne quarters, plays sixteen tunes, p aying three tunes every twelve hours or at any in terval rqmred. The hand go around as follows : Oue a minute, one onoe an honr, ouw once a wtek, one onoe a month and one once a year. It ahows the moon's age, tbe time of the rising and netting of the sun, the high nd low water times, half ebb and fl'-o 1 tubs ; and tber is a curious ' -ii'-iv'nw fco represent tbe water, which rite and falls, lifting, some shipi. at high-water tide as if they were iu 'notion, Mid, as it recedes, leaving them dry ou the sands. The dock shows th hour of th day, the day of the week, tbe day of the month, the month of the year and the day in the month; provision is made for the long and the short months. It shows the ; signs of the zodiac; it strikes or not and obimes or not, as may be desired; and it hue an equation table, showing the difierence between th clcck and the sun for every day in the year. The New Orleans Picayune says The City Council y sterday adopted a series of resolutions extending an in vitation to Don Pedro I, of Brazil, to make New Orleans th point of- his arrival in the United States on the oc casion of his contemplated visit. A oopy was ordered to b transmitted to his Majesty, through the Brazilian Embassador at Washington City, The ra'i at Louitvllle, Ky ia gen. eral ana continuous. Residences and titores in that city along the levee are rapidly filling with water. . - STATE JSJ-fel WS The Danbury Reporter says: The Stokes people continue to take ihares in tne stocs: of tne Alt. Any snd Greensboro Railroad, which will pass centrally through tbe county and make it one of the most desirable sections in the State. Our county is in deter mined earnest in this enterprise. People of Stokes, be sure to attend the railroad meetings at Walnut Cove and Danqury on the oth and 7th of .Febru ary. It is au important feature in your hopes of prosperity. The Hillsboro Recorder says : Mr. Zakial Atwater, a very much respected citizen of Chatham living just beyond the Orange county line, died at his re sidence a few days ago. He was well known in this county and was uni er sally esteemed. He has been in bad health for some time ftom the effects of partial paralysis. The same paper also says : Mr. Al ley, now engaged in rt pairing the wires between Raleigh and Greens boro, will soon have the wire in work ing order. It is now the intention of the railroad company to open an office at every statiou between Raleigh and Charlotte, serving the purposes of the company as well as of the public '1 here now exists an amicable under standing oetween the Western Union and the North Carolina Railroad Com panies The Messenger says: A large force wasputtowoik last Monday ou the Atlantic road for the purpose of widen ing the gauge of that road to conform with the North Carolina road. Tues- dav evening the work bad been ac complished to some point below K'n. stou and it is thought they wilt reach Newbern to-day and perhapa More head City to-morrow. We understand that the Atlantic road is aided in the work bv the Richmond & Danville road.vwhich corporation makes a loan of roliinc: stock until the engines aud cars of the Atlantic road ctn be changed to conform to the track. The chancre of grange makes a uniform (range from our coast to the Missis sippi Valley and New Orleans. It was tbe only alternative left the Atlantic road. How tbe change will beuent Goldoboro and Newbern remains to be sett?. We are inclined to tuink that it will prove of mutual advantage to tbe road and the people along the route. From the Charlotte Observer: We understand that at Laurel Hill, Richmond county, on the Carolina Central Railroad, on Tuesday, Mr. Rob't Cowan, the depot agent, shot three times at Mr. Jonn iNeimeyer, a freight conductor oa tho road, while the latter was iu the act of getting upon hn engine. None of the shots, however, took effect. There had been a quarrel between th men, and the shooting was in consequence of tbe d d lie being given to Cowan be Nei- meyt r. A person just from Bald Mountain reports that ou Sauday last there was a renewal of the rumbling which was heard in the mountain about eighteen months ago. The rumbling noise was very distinctly heard, and created con ei lerable apprehension m the minds of the people living -iu the immediate vicinity of tLe mountain. Our inform ant states that tbe religion which Old Baldy shook into tbe people up there, year bt fore 1 .-t. bos about all oozed out, and that they have pretty gen er&l.y returned to cursing. From the Magnolia Record: We regret to hear that a negro has been appointed pi Etmaster at Warsaw The Democrat, who had been P. M previously, was removed and a Radical had to be appointed, and Warsaw and viciuity dees not produce any such monstrosity as a white Radical and as there was no imported one iu that vi cinity a negro had to be appointed But why could not a decent white man be appointed ? There are plenty of srentiemei doing business in Warsaw who would have made an excelled postmaster, and whose appointment would not have been au outrage on the community; but then they were Dem ocrats, as are all the decent people of that community. Is it not a little low, mean business for the government to be guilty of ? The Radical officials who perpetrated this foul wrong upon that community with their advisers aiders and abetters wil! have to step down and ut after March 4'h, 1877. Alfred Hollings worth, Esq., resid ing near this plvce. has brought us two tusks of a hog four years old, which are real curiosities. They mea-ure seven inches in length and are about ha.f inch in diameter. We used to read about the dangers of the chase after wild animals of this kind and can to some extent realize it as we look upon these huge teeth which were taken from the mouth of a tame am mal only four years old. We learn that almo.-t all of the water mills in the country have nearly ceased to grind, owing to the excessive dry weather, a moat nnusual ocourrance at this season of the year. From the Washington Echo : On the 6th day of January Mr. Stil li-y, our postmaster, placed iu the mail bag, among others, a registered letter containing $291 in money and a draft. Tho mail went off and the other packages were dnly acknowledged; the one mentioned was not. bnpecting something wrong, Mr. J. E. Mernman was put to work on the case. Mr. M has been in the detective service about ten years, and his efficient management of this case shows he has not forgotten his old profession. Suspecting a mu latto, Joe Richards, employed in the postof5.ee, be was quietly arrested and from him Mr. Mernman learned that this was only one of the transactions of an organized Rang of thieves who have been preying . upon our community a long time. Armtd with the proper papers Mr M. went to work. Saturday morning, having at ranged his plans, he arrested Sam Osborn, a negro who haa been driving for Dr.Blount.and later anegro n&med John Washington. One hundnd and five dollars and -ixty cents was secured in money, two watches, gold tuds, j;-welry, &o On their persons were found revolvers, cartridge, etc , and up in the Third ward Mr. M found a gold locket, given by one of tha parties to his sweetheart. Tbe whole affair was managed with great ktcrecy aud skill, and Mr. Mem mm deserves great credit and the thanks of tbe community. He also secured thn charred remains of the register pack age and the splinter of light wood with which it was et on fire. Sufficient of the package is left to identify it. From the Wadesboro Arguo: John Barnes died near I-enoir, Cald well county. N. C, on the 23d" of De cember, 1875, at the age of one hun dred and seventeen years. The regis ter of bis birth was lost by accident bu the o'd people in his neighborhood remember his age by that of his wife. When they were married he was thirty and the seventeen. She lived to be eighty-two years old, and died in 1853, His second child, Letty, was the first person buried at Union Churchyard, and nearly two hundred graves w re nued before tbe aged father was placed near his child. He had five sons and six daughters, and those of his chil dren who are living are considered very ld persons. He hd eighty grandchildren, several hundred great grandchildren, and several great-greatgrandchildren born before his death . His father died at the age of one hun dred and fifteen years. From tbe Winston Sentinel: The First National Bank of Winston was organized on last M nday by the election of the foPowing officers: Pres ident, J. A. Bitting; Cashier; J. W. Alspaugh; Directors, J. A. Bitting, J. M. Stafford, G. W. Norwood, O. Ham lin. T. J. Brown, T. L. Vaughn, 8, H. Hod gin. . . ' A new postoffioe has been establish ed in Stokes county,-c n the Rtidt, villa oute; between Walnut Cove and II air won b Ford, called Sautatown wk Jacob Fulton postmaster. ' llh: From the Wilson Advance- From every section of the count we have the triad tidin&a r.f "ni? advanced farming operations. o, ubiquitous deputy Sheriff Bay. thef are more composts in the fields and plowing is further advanced than ht . .v,. - i. m ub season. Wo learn from the Probate Judire tU there is a heavy falling off in mort gages this year, also a gratifying f.-t her the same old cry of less cottoa -. v wirii, out we not prepared to state this as a until the seeding is over. are fact From the Charloto Observer- During yesterday afternoon it whip-ired about in the city that 8otn evidenco had been adduced oouneet ? Efon e, . postt of this oify, with the recent robberv nf the postollice lock box No. 63. and that his arrest was imminent. It i8 J , ,, known that a boy named John Henri was arrested for this onme a short time before Christmao, and releaser? on bond, that he fled the city Vnd was recaptured and returned a few davs ago, 8,nce which time ha has been in jail Uere His cell mates were Jack son and Reid, the box trick men aud these allege that they heatd the' bov talking in his sleep and beggia 'Mr Mc Donald to comply with his proves and relieve him of his difficulties These men communicated this infor mation to ou side parties. Yesteiday afternoon Hood waa re leased from jail by giving a bond iQ 8500, and he thereupon went to the office of J. L. Bailey, who had carried the pnpes releasing him to the jail and made an affidavit setting forth that Mr McDonald, in September labt had approacned him snd told him that he bad some work which he wanted him to do; that the postmaster then revealed to him the plan for robbing the box of the Erin City IronWork' branch house, and for that purpose gave him a lock box key; that ia pur suance of an understanding, he always deposited the letters he took from the box in a certain spot in rear of the postoffice, and that this system con tinued until bis apprehension, in De cember last. The affiant further sayg that when he was first released on hail Mr. McDonald gave him money and advised him to leave the city, and that with this money, and acting upau this advice, he went from here to Colom bia, and thence to Charleston, where he was rearreste I ; the affiant croea on to say that Mr. McDonald promised to sea him out of any trouble in which he might become involved oy reason of this transaction, &c , to. The affidavit covers e ght pages of legal cap, but tho material points bear ing npon the case are as above stated. Iu consequence of this affidavit, Commissioner Bu'Iey issued a warrant for the arrest of Postmaster McDon ald and placed it in the hands of Special Deputy Marshal G. W. Taj lor. Last evening after dark, the officer en countered Mr. McDonald standing on th-? corner of Trade and Tryon ftrets, in front of the store of Walter Brem & Martin, and served the process npon him. He was taken to the office of the Oimmissioner, where be was repre sented by Major C. Dowd, who argued that the evidence was too flimsy. The Commissioner thought otherwise, how ever, and held tbe defendant to bail in the sum of $2,000 for his appearanoe on Tuesday next, the 1st prox., for a preliminary beariug. Messrs. F. A. MoNi ach aud D. P. White became his bondsmen aud he was released from custody to sppear on Tuesday next to answer the charge, as stated. From the Salisbury Watchman: Ws learn that Mr. H. Sprague, of M rganton, is erecting a large hotel at Malone's Sto'c (which will be the ter minus of the Western N. C. Railroad until the tunnel through the Bine Ridge shall be completed) to be known S3 the St. Bernard. Malone's, if we re member right, is at the foot of "Roun 1 Top," and this is the point at which the railroad performs the beautiful feat of slipping from hill to hill, winding and doubling on itself like a fox in a chase, making a ran of six or seven miles.ali the time in sight, to gain height enough to make the transit of the Blue Ridge. It ia surrounded by towering mountains clad in liviug green, the sparkling waters flowing around their basea. Here nature seems to have run wild, and in wreck less play wrought miracles of beauty ia mountain tops, rocky dells and cliffs, richly festooned with vines and decu rated with flowers; tall trees, vainly striving to lift their heads above snt roneding walls, what a place for a hotel ! the wild deer's home. What a sweet retreat from the outside buay world itself a world of calm repose. The St. Bernatd is a happy idea a success assured; for we doubt whether the green earth has another spot n celling this in the simple but woLdtr ful enchantments of nature. The credit of th" feat of engineering, by which this road mounts up the stet p ajcent, is due, if we remember cor. ectly, to Maj. J. C. Turner, the first eugineer of the road. The Asheville Citizen; Owiug to a redaction in the tariffs of the Western North Carolina Rail road there has been an increase in the road of twenty-one hundred dol lars for the months of November ana December over the receipts for the same months in the year 1874. Tho putting down of tho track on the road betwe3u Old Fort and Ma lone's store three miles nearer Ashe ville commenced last Thursday, aud it is expected the wotk to Malone's will be completed early next wee. The traiu will couamenco running to that point immediately thereafter, XM.lSfcil 3U 1J1 provo OI ocut'ill. lo wavci- ii 1 .111 X . .1 -rs. as the worst tcrtion of the road b-tween Asheville and Old Fort will have been avoided. From the Favetteville Gazette: The Merchant' Baukof Fayetteville has been so'd out, exclusive ot the banking budding, to the Fayetteville National Bank, and the bubincss notes, &c. have been transferred from the former establishment to the latter. Th- Arrchants' was a State bank, and its busiuess under the usury law had ceased to be profitable. We should jadge that Messrs. W. T. Taylor and G. P. MeNetl!, ca.-hier and telier of the Merchants' Bnk, w.tu'.d find little difficulty in obtaining othr employment, for we but retcho the opinion of the whole community in speaking of them as nun of high busi ness character and capacity. We learn that in quarrying stone down on the Cape Fear the workmen, finding that its noaitiou iajDf ded their O K . , . operations, recently cut down the o a well-known magnolia tree, situaieu bo banks of tbe Cspe lear, aDOUi 60 miles below Fa vetevile. It hd been bevond the memory of tho oluest inhabitant, enmhat icallv a landmark in tbe history of steamboating oa this river a prominent feature in the lazy, dreamy summer journeys up and down the winding stream, with its precipitous banks and wealth of tat gled vitiA r.1 fintrintr mor s It was as if one should hew down the old oak that spreads its sheltering arms above the homestead to destroy the time-honored Cape Fear magnolia. Deak, the Hungarian statesman, is dead. The shoemakers at Rochester. N. i- are at work at reduced rates. !PPresoott & Co., Boston milliners, nave been robbed of $0,000 worth of silks and velvets. 2Smith N.Hawes, formerly city treas urer of Covingtoa, Ky., is a defaulter to the amount of $16,000. A Swede named Peter Nelson was found dead in his bed at Chicago. His wife confessed to have killed him. At Colnmbus, Ohio, four men while filling up a lime kiln fell in, only one of whom was rescued alive.