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1 HE WILMINGTON JOUKN AL DAILY AND WEEKLY. Ti;tnN OF KVB.M KIINIOM TiiE DAILY JUl'KNAI. ' maile.i to rib bers at Kight Hollars per .-iiiniin; ; Fein DiLLAB9 for six months ;S kvkxtv-ki v k Oi-utp per rnoat for a shorter period. Tul. V-! Uy Jjunttl ai two it,,l!i.ri. ir ai -unm.onc ! il-r :' m .i.t'is, N -,!. na tion re Jive It. tl.o W-fkly tor !es.- tl. in ei moiitli- lluar't of Ciiui'iilimi for nitT Con 11 t f. vre publish below the (roctvJin of the B'ard -'' Education ot P mb r of thus d reotly interested in thes- ?: ,.,u I i t r iilko ltef..m:e jst.' ti ir ! proctH'u'-'B"' that the stii'rt of ie-dntious w!i h vas i:Joj'f''i l-y tLe 13 'ii,d m"-v ,)e o: geLerai intenst throughout the Stid, jnasraneh as to. he r-M-lut-i m- tonci npo;i a .pn-stion which ha- giver, e v. ry Board murt or le-s trouble. Or'fK'K HoAUP te EljI'f'ATIoN j of l'KMKiv I'or.vrr, 'tu'iii Wa- icivi ios, Feb. 7. ) AL a rgo!ar meeting of the LSoaidot EUicitioi! held this day, preetait . H. French, Jbaii man; Ccanui.-sioiK i. Murphy and Si.aw. Ordered tliut John J. Moore, 1 Union town-h!,. In' uppoinH d a. school eoninnttei ni m in place, of J V. Wei!-, resigned. Ordered '.h it i. VV. Cot belt, of Cas well township, be appointed as tchooi conmiitteem m '.h piiee oi W. 8. Fridg'-n, resigned. Ordered, on moi.on of C- 'in .nission er Shaw, that the Secre-buy of tin: Board of Eduea'ion b.' allotted to be j;t: J out of the school fund, us coin peiisuiioii fp Lis servic-s as Clerk of the Board of Education, i'-ud that the Clniirniun of the County Board of Ed ueilioa bo authnriz d -;i;d dme'ed to draw au order payable to the Seere taiy. Oolered, on motion of Commls Bio: er Shaw, that the public cliool money .'hall, in iiocum , lie MiipropriaU d tj ai'j' township or i.iitl upon thvorder df m-Iiou! ciimmittw, uuti! the school C:Uus of ch scliool district of the towu-ihip is taken aud reported to thii board as leq iired by law. Oid r d tliat the Beeretary .f the bnard of education register all t-chool Btittirttics tvliich thull be report, d to him ly school committees nud board of county examiners, iu the book of school records of Pend. r county. Ordered that all orders to be paid out of t-hrt public t-choo! money, bi' first approved by the chairman and clerk of the board of education, and that tne county treasurer bf notified of tle s mie. Ordered that tho CJierk of this Board publinfi by an nd vei ti.-cment pouted on the Court House door, the amount apportioned to the children of each race of the several bchool districts of each township in the county; and be it further ordered that the Clerk fnr uitdi the County Treasurer with the amount thus npoortioned among the several echool districts, and ah-o tlm chairman of cmc!i hcIk ol ci mmitteo of thestveral townshijis in the eo-unty. Ordered that the npportioinnent of the pubi c school money for ih county of Pender, collected for the year ISTo, and also the old school fund, now in tln3 hands of the Treasurer of New ILvnover county, b allotted as f diows: (31) one dollar per eiroiti for ench township iu the county, as reportttl by the several school committees, be as follows: Ordered that all orders on the County Treasurer for the payment of teachers, for the purchase of sites and for half the cost of building school h uses, shall be piid from the f Jud apportioned to the district of the township in wmch the school is taught, or iu which the site or school house is situated, find that the County Treas urer be notified of tho same. Ordered tl) ut the foregoing Kcrit s o1 resolutions offered by Commis ioix r Shaw in legard to the duties of the Board of Education of Pender couniy be and the same are lierebj' adep'ed. Ordered that all orders upon the County Treasurer for bcliool monet for the payment of teachers in th" various townships of Pender eo r.ity, shall he upprovul by tho. School Com mittee elected at the lait election for the township iu which said soiiool is taught. The Board of Education adjourned to meet at tLe call of the chairman. C. H. Mannix, C erk. 'iiikt y riiiiiiiitiii)ii rs . The Board of County Commissioners mt t pursuant to avljournmciit. I'resent j. E. Wagner, ('haiiman. Commissioners D. Nixon and 8. Van Ann inge. Minutes of last meeting read and approved. The Board went info an elee;iou of Constable fot Harnett township, to fd! tLe vacaucy "caused by the resignation of James A. IL-wlett. Edward McCoy was put iti nomina tion, who received three votes, and was declared elected. On motion it was ordered that the fiuance committee be empowered to liavc the prison of the county Work House insured iu tome responsible company. On motion the Board rrsn'ved itself into a Board of Education. The following order was then passed: Ordered bvth,' Board of Kducit on, that the apportionment of school funds, for the county of N.-w Hanover, collected for the v. ar lKTo, ! allotted as follows: 1 :tO"p.-r capita for each township ii, the county, and th tt the fvcrettry of this Bond l County Trcapuier, and the school committees of said meet. ,t.fy tho diVerent ppoiiion- The following is tlio apportionment made according to townships: WHlTKs. Federal Point Mason boro 122 no ini lC,r !)7 r.) xi 21 s or, Cape Fair Hornttt Wilmington . . . Total white.. . . l,7r.3 2.3S1 30 . 2.154 Total 2,920 4t COLORED. Maqonboro C7 Federal Point 7. Cape Fair U)0 Hraett 352 Wilmington 2,:;oi Total, colored.. 2,985 77 52 Ktt PA) 'ice, r,r, 478 72 4,057 14 Aoiai amount... r, 989 at The Board then adjourned. VOL. 32. A hot In-r On tra.tr e ti n I i u I ) . Fr tiu the l)apin lliy.'jr'l we pet the following: V- learuthat auo her out rage has beea perpetrated upon the good people oi Duplin conrity by the ec povcrnmeiit the v.or'd ever saw.' A black negro WMSSei.t to Warsaw, an I now a young lady, acceptable to t very one in the community, has been turned ut at Kt ! a'ivil;e, to muke room for 11. 11. Komegay. We said, concerning li' appointment at Wumiw, that it was, iu our opiuion, a 1 i tt -e, low, iu- an 'i;iiig iu tiic K .dic.il ol!ic: il-. to annoy lii-itite.liigent rendu g jmblic with th' appointment of obnoxious prrsoes to ev ry little po.stollice through the coun tiy We rep at what wc then said. But tijtre is one :. solution; Hue's cuu ducr, on the pait of Federal ollicials and tl eir tniuiou: w'll biudour peop'e tlo m- ii- firmly r-id c'Uii actly tr-geth-"r, and wh' i; ;he ove throw OJ the pit sent, administration c mos, a ; co'ine t will, the ictoiy will be i no btteoter. I'atii.'uc.-, friends, there v,ii5 b?1. a .;:;ange we trin-t, at--r M iron liii, 177 -- only a iil'le v.-r a year.'' l.4jir llinidao. From tho Ciiarioite (Jr'jsi n t f, which - uoulil have re iched u.s Frid iv night but which did not arrive until yes cr day mortiing, wo learn that this geu t!t'!n:i!i it cuivi d a p..iiil ill injury from a fall, while walking to a friend' ho'.ist iti (iii.lllotle Wednesday eveni! g last. : tm ly i'!:i;litrm ) r a (: I ITtider tl.i.s hc.id the Charlotte (th J 'ft i g; Vera US tile following : 1 Tin! incident loses i.eiitiv all it.s p-Mit by rea -on "f the fu-t th-.t yon J ,i k-eow .'. l(o the gevtb-uie'i is, t.i f-u-! are (! t tho other day a dur li-'V appro. :ci''i o t-liiZ.MI oi cuarncter and .s'.uid ti;; ind a-ke.' ijim if it wouhl lie a v-ry gl'it aCr:ti . on his pirt to ie.-ept an oil, -e, ;'Fur,'" continued the ihirk y, 've niggers waiits some body tor M tyor vii:it il let tie cow.--ra 1 ioo.se, what.'U lot do bar rooms stay open on Sunday, nud whar'il b t de gnnjbh-rs t iso h 1 every night, if dej tv Hits to. and you is j:ist do mail la! we wants." Our l'rieud uncovered himself, and bowed his grateful acknowledgement of the complim-'iit. - . It slit A I kiiin'tj's )Mim m-5is for Ills Spri.-Jr Vi ii cm i itti. ivinston March il'2 Holv Innocents, Lenoir Co., " 21 Newborn " 2(1 Beaufort " SS. L'iiufsSwiftCreek Bridge, " 31 Ti ini! v Chinch, Be mfoxtCo., April 2 Blount s Creek ' 3 St. Joh'fn, Durham's fheek, ' 4 South Creek, Beaufort, Co., ' 0 Greenville " 9 St. John's. Pitt. Co " 11 Snow Hill " 13 J.fjir'borongi!, 1 itt c uuty, (J(od Friday .. ' 11 Wilming'on. Eastet Sunday, ' Id For ' lie Jiiiioi . K t i i.i: or .io !i-:s ( i;t k. hu.r.is'iTos, Pf.nim::: Co. N. ('., i Feb. 9th, 1S7). ) Mksstis. FruToits Through a mis tako iu the p iiiitnjr, the Wilmington pip-eis, in publishing to-diy the pro c t dn.-g.M of our c ntemial in( ;ting held b-'-rc last S.iturdt'V, say it was iieid in "lXo," wfer-'iis, a- y- u are aware, this preparatory meeting was held February 5rh, 7'5. .-. is-, iu t!ie hurry oi preparing the procei'dings for pui. liction I oiuitb ;1 t sny that our fc!- low-ciliz 11, C p:a !l Joiiu A. Jones, of this plac-, was put on the committee to pre pate tho grounds. I j'cusc let ti-iPKO correction.- be mada iu y,.;n vvefr Id j' i. su.-. T.'i'- ptopli. of I'en.ler are under re newed obi g;tici:", to the Jouusatj for the aid it is giving in making 'Lie pro posed demonstration tu the 2Ch iust., or: t he old Moort-'s Creek b-ittle-gronrid, a grand SiieC KS. We appeal to the p.iper.-r t)i your city ami oi the entire Cape Fear country to warm up their columns and to siir up their readers and oth rs upon (bis patriotic t.nbject and aid mi in gat In ring to gether a Luge crowd. Tho country people, a 'i a general rule, will teke their otvu ba- kei dinnci-? with them to the Celebration, whiio i l.c Wilniington comm tt-je are ex. cle-l to s--e toib that propet refrtsbnioLt g np ou the sb Miv.bo it Let mo here appea' to the. eitiz -ns of Pemler county to come out to the CL'Ic br.-ti'.in. G )od peakers will en it itain the crowd wi' h ability, patiiot ism and ehuinence. Also, I call upon the iii to aid by their cunt- ibnt i-ns in making the ccuiot:iii.u a complete .-uo-ce; -. T'uru out and g to the grounds, ad did in vr paring them. The c uniii ttte a)pointed to prepare t'.f groii-.ds have been iioiitb. d, and they :! earnestiy invoked to be at th.j ;.it a- 11 o'c ock on Saturday, the i2Mi uist., and all others who ate. will ing io aid wiii p!e;(M' attend theft abo at that time. The time for proper autioli is short. Y' 'iirs i ruiy, .Ias A. If. tr.tiiMAN-, Sec'y - - - Tin: cti'i: rr: a i ai. !;ifl lie Ilstvv Anutlicr ii i'H lil I li fit Oil? flio above quest ion is asked iu the Piidy N.'v-s ef the S"ate Fair. A "met ting of i he Cit zeus was called at llaileigh for Friday evening to consider the p;o-tiou staled d.v;'. viz: whether the State Fair, with ail it -new Hfid elegant buildiugs, should ever -again be he'd in lUleiph. After au expenditure iu cash of forue "0, 000 that institution i so overwhelmed with debt that it is calling on cue pro o! of it i!eih t heli carrv it another year. It' s.icli is the cas" tie re, with Vs. . -i.o'o Si..t. io buek tit -m. mid with e'eg wit and cotivenimt. grounds aed buildings, what :-bnl! we o! t!ie tn'i' i' e: - Fair say to the pe,.pieof Wdming foi? Wc have li, re by subscription of our own p.'..p!e, almost exclusively, added t ) the net n c ipts rf I ho Fair ehiired, grubbed and fenced the rounds and erected -i 12,000 worth of luiildiiifs thereon. The whole to day, worth $15,000, which is rame than five fines the amount of stock that ban been paid in to secur.i the joint stock organization, and that will be required to pay for the property. Now good people of Wilmington shad we have another Fair ou the banks of the Cape Fear ? The question must bo answered by the businesss men of Wilmington. ... ir,,i to let this institution uan you oiw . . ,i go down? Mail deafer czpcoalh, arc infn rsted. E reply in the nega tive It must bo sustained and the citizens of tliis city must work hard and build it up and help pay the next iii!almeiit due on amount of its capi- tUe StrtH of H.o Pair paid all its Jfpen and p ud off promptly the premium list, bat did not "net" eaoaRh To pay for tlie buildings and grounds It therefore bc-onies a question of "ti importance to thia portion of the State to f?nKt--vin, by small aid now, the Cape Fear Fair Company. Only sixty shares of stock, at 25 each, wanted to do it. They want sixty shares of stock subscribed and paid for during the year, iu--say tbne instalments. This will give SI, 500 more of capital and will pay off the last but one instal ment of the purchase money, aud put the institution on a permanent footiug. Every fair but one has pid a profit, which has been applied to the bui.d ings aud other impioveme ot . making the property wortli now 315,000 that i.llJS as of bind with fences and buildings ihereon, all within one m ie of Wilmington. It is for you. geu'.lemen, to say if this Fair shall be sustaiu. d. Five or six g -ntlemeu have now carried it for three years by means of oard woi k and hard begging for aid, mad they do not propose- to run it alone any longer. It you do not want the Fair, ph ase ca'.l a public meeting and say so over your own signatures r otherwise. If you do want it, com forward and subscribe the sixty shares of ztnc'i and it can be carried on and made atncws liuaucially as well as by mat. riaily aiding the farming aud mechanical in terests of the 8tato. This property once lost cannot l obtaiur (jagaiii for double the mark.-: v alue of it to-day. Less than 3,0; t i worth of capital stock for a property wo-tu 315.C00. - It has been heretofore shown that it will pay dividends of 12 to 15 pi r cent. A FuiiSMJ tl thk Fail;. Ftom the N. Y. Herald wo make tho following extract: The suits brought by Virginia C. Burke agaisnt Ira C (lardnei and oth ers, which will go down to posterity amng the liat of eaaae.H veleJtres iu our legal rtcords, was, after n i'.rly tlaee weeks' continuance bt fore Judge Van llo.sen, of the Court of Commo.i Pleas, was brought yesterd iy to a con clusion. Mrs. Burke, the sole surviv ing cii Id and executrix of Captain John Alexander, brought the puifc to rt cover 00,0(X). whioh she claimed was in her father's possession at, the time of his death, which occurred in March, I8f9, at the residence of the j Gardners, iu Harlem. Mrs. Burke had only one counsel, ex-Congiest man Andrew II. H. Bawsou, while the de fendants hail fix, including ex -Judge iJ.-ebe. Mr. Dawson made nn able and eio juent summing up ol the case. Iu his remarks be told a rather singular story explanatory of hi- z;ai) for his ciieut. A good many years ago, in a lower saloon of a Mississippi steamboat, a party of men engaged in playing draw poker. Among ho par ticipiiutsiu the game was a cripple, who bet boldly and showed that he had a large sum of mouey. A voting nvtn stood outside the circle of tin table wat. .hiug with interest tin pro gress of the game. He saw that th cripple was a noviuee and his compan ions were evidently professional gam blers S -eing that the cripple was losing heavily this young man winched the game v ith increastd i;ifeio-t and with the closest scrutiny. He shortly disc vered the gamsters were dealing to themselves six cards each, ami their un-uspe -ting companion only five c trds. The betting become h- avy The cripple kept raising nd going bet -ter mid his opponents did i he same. Til table were covered w.th bills aud piles of go;d. The) cripple lost, and as one of the gamesters was about raking in the p.iie that young mau who had been so intentlv watching the g:imo suddenly thrust, tho blade of a sharp-pointed bowie kuife through the bill.i, saying, "Notoneof youguniblers shall have this money. It belongs to him (poiri-iug to the cipple), your I would-be victim." "Wuat right have j yon to interfere wii.h this game?"' asked the infuriated (ramblers. "Bv I this right," answered the young man, j pulling out a revolver, and oecause you have been cheating this mau. The first man who attempts to touch a dol lar of that money I will blow his brains ut." i'm; cripple took the money, and that brief experience was a life long less in to him. That young mau, genth mau of the jury, wis myself. I was congratulated for my courage. One get tlemen, a uoble speci neri of tiue houtoeru chivairy, shook mo iy the hand warmly. "I like you for your courage," said this gen tlemen. "I have a beautiful and ac complished daughter, aud you may marry her if you will." That gentle man was Captain Alexander, and I s'oodby heriu her seven years' incesseut warefare to help her nearer what rightfully belongs to her, and I shall fight the battle until I get a verdict for her. ITo occupied several hours in his summing up -tpeech. The opposing counsel occupied nearly as much time combating in seriatim each point raised for the plaintiff aud presenting the case in tne strongest possible light for the defendant. A clear and lucid charge was made by Judge Van Hoetan, leaving it entirely to the jury to give tneir verdict according to the testimony, aud on'y explaining to them the various points of law applicable to the case. The jury, after about au hours absence, brought in a eerdu-t for Mrs. Burke far he full amount claimed, being $00,000, with interest. Tim op posing counsel moved to set aside the verdict on the ground that it was not in accordance with the evidence. It being late Judge Van lloesen said he would hear the argument ou this mo tion next Friday morniug. The Khedive of Egypt has legislated th Mohammed n calendar out of his dominions, and adopted instead the Gregorian time, in common with the larger portion of Christendom The Fgvpi.ans changed all their dates on toe iirst of ,'anu rv last. Jolin tluincy Adam' HloUicr :i !Vorth esLroliiu.n. Iu an "Old Stager's Reminiscences of 1 bt inguisb d Americans" we find the followiug fii.aoh wln'ah fhows lhat the mother of John Qnincy Adams was a North Carolinian: 'I doubt if there are fifty persons in the United States who knows ihatJohti )u nry Adams and Ilob. rt Rim well lihett were cousins. These two men, representing the extreme Northern and ex! rente Southern doctrines, aud who hated each other with extreme bitter-ii.-sh. torn near relxtives, as I shall now show. Tho Ilhetts, or South Carolina, having become extinct, their relations, the Smiths, of Beaufort, South Cu-olina, took the name of llh. -It in the j ear IS.'G. These Smiths were from Worth uarounn. a no brothers, James Henry, Hubert P.-irn-well aud Albert, changed the name to Bhett as I h ve stated. The cousin, Abigil Smith, of North Carolina, mar ried John Atlams aud was the mot her of John Quincy Adams." Brignoli is the father of twins, and has had other trials during his long ...ir-.r but, he never knew what real trouble is until ho picked up a New York paper the other morning anu fonud himself referred toastho silver- nose tenor." The man who pays more for shop rent thau for advertising tlon't uneler stand his business, said Horace Gree ley. The number of hogs slaughtered to date at Cincinnati is 519,776 against 500,637 the same lime last year. WILMINGTON, cz-Y TELSCRAPH.J WASIIISVT0X. Washington, Feb. 7. Senate. Capt i ton of W st Virginia intro duced a bill to aid the Washington and Ohio Railroad Company in con structing its road to the Ohio river li- f erred to committee on railroads. The commit tee on pensions reported a pension for the widow of Gen. L. II. H r.n an. The library committee was dis charged from further consideration of the nn ni'irjal of Admiral Chas. tjhikes. lhe bill extei ding the time for the completion of the Northern Pacific road was passed. The centennial appropriation bill wa resumed, aud iSor.tood spoke in opposii ioa. So vote was reached Morii The Speaker presented a memorial Pom c tizens cf Louisiana praying relief against certaiu political evils existing iu hat Slate. The appropi iation bill was resumed. Blaine made his speech ou finance in the form of printed notes. Eveiy -eut was filhd. Without concluding tho bill the committee rose and the i House adjourmd. The Texas riuds committee heard A'ljutanl General Steele of Texas, and l Lieutenant Budd, of tho regular army, t ommahiling on the border. The tes timony of th so gentlemen confirm the vtorst features of the information al ready before the committee. Geu. Ord will iv h.-ard to mo row. Tlie Elections Committee will de cide the case of Brombtrg vs. Haral son o Monday, aud take up the case of F inlay vs. Wall, from Florida. The committee has adopt d ths rule of the last Congress to hear contests from the States is theycoiue alphabetically. This ph.c.s Plu't" vs. Goode, from V:git.i.i, 's.st on the docket, but there are i.eurui:ces that the Crises will be n iH'.'i! d this MjfSiou. This arrange ment of the docket v, as supported by the li--public.ins on lhe committee, and th assertion that Judge Harris, who is chair man, is holding b-ck the case of I'iutto vs. G oode is uufouuded in fact. The territorial committee of the Sen ate will repoif- ui,..ibniouTy i-: favor of New M.-xieo as a State. The upprop. i at ion committee of tlie House heard Biitow tins morning. Tho Home committee on foreign affairs h ive called on the Secretary of State for th:-correspondence regarding Minister Shenck' connection with tin Emma nine xnd M .c'iiido claims, on public buihling- The Committa are a! tout ta inve.slig it .-vre'iinect .iui- .1. lett's connection with the ailegi d Chi cago cu-'tom house frauds. The Al ibama ll-;.ublican delegation is head -d by t-x-Goy. Smith. They represent that their object is simply to endeavor to raise tho mora e of their party in Alabor.a and not to con test Sp- neer's seat. They s;iy the party there' is brok n up into frag ments for persona, ends. Secretary Bristow has explained the deiici ncy eif ;? ! !',(Hi0 in tho appropria tion I'. ntrraving and printing. He - ays t h first estimates were too low, lii-.l the Sec .nd estimates Congress cut down md imposed additional work. IB slid the deticiel.i'V should be made go-;d, but if il, v. ;ia no, he had Inon y enough to run iin- bureau until next March, i.fter which, if no provision was made for its support, he would close it up anil discharge i very person connected with it. The Senate to-day confirmed iJil liners as district judge b r Louisi na. Blaine, in commencing his .-psech on finance, said : Tho honor of the nasionai government: and tin- prosperi ty of the American p- opl- are men aced by tho-e vi-.o demand the per petuation of an irre-l,; mable paper 'urreu.y. He seyi unlil this question is definitely adjusted it is idle to ex peet a full measure of prosperit" " id accuses a i-reat section of the ivemo critii party, possibly its controlling : o-v ei, of stun. ling stnbbornU- in the v.-.sy.of .-uou adjustm -at. He gives a fr.il hi.fory of ra-'U- tary events. Al luding to the resump'toii in 1870 act be says it lixes a day out gives no ade qna e pri cess. In !e?gislatiou to that end, unless we move tu hatmony with the great business iutere.-ts of the country, we. shad assured ly fail. Private le ers from Havana up to the loth of Pecembes, f-tate that the receipts of tne treasury are not equal to the: demand- male upon it. Iu const qnenee of th-s tho troox"s in the ilold had not rec- ived their pay for October. The troops in the garrison and the civil service we.re only par tially paid to July and the contractors i r military supplies had received nvt'dng, and had epresenteel to Coiide de Yalmas-.tla, that they should cease to fnruisii provisions unless they were soon paid. Lt is also represented that the crowded hospitals tvero in a slate of penury and aliao-t of abandon ment, aud that the. condition of the treasury was such by reason of a waul of mat hue! and order and of dishon- stv of the public service. Tho letters further state that extreme discourages mout prevails at Havana. Wasumuon-. Feb. 11. Senate Johnston of Virginia introduced a bill to reopen the State and settle the laans of the several States against ih - United States for advances made in the war of 1S12. liaforred to com mittee ou claim. Nni'ierou- petit-tons for tho repeal of the bankrupt law were presented. Petitions lor pension tor Mexican vet rans were also pitsunted. Biyaid lulled up the joint- rule for CO mting the vote tor Xicsieleut and V'.ce President. Edmunds wi-hed the matter referred - i to the committee on privileges and !' ions. After a desultory eliseus- iou Edmunds moved to amend the concurrent resolution so that it should be a simple resolution, instead of a concurrent one, and that the commit tee on privileges aud elections con sider tn- roatteT. instead of tho con- . roittee on rules, o that it should rvd: ,l12cuh'crt. That the committee on i privileges and elections be, and they m hereby, mstructea io enmiue auu report wh"t ?! any an.l what 'legisla tion is expedient in regard to the mat ter eousidere I in the twenty-second joint rule ol the last session. Adopted. ihe centennial appropriation bill was resume 1. Tho hill fim.lly passed by a vote of 41 to 15. The Kepnbli eans voting nay were: Alcorn, Ham ilton, Wadietgh and Howe. The Dem ocrats voting aye were: Bayard, Caper -ton, Dennis, Jones of Florida, Kelly, M ixcy, McDonakl, Randolph, Ransom. HOUSE The consideration of the diplomatic appropriation bill was re sumed. The diplomatic bureau is co -tinned by' the bill. Morey's amend ments were rejected, and eome other uuimportant ones adopted, after which the bill passed. It appropriates 914, 000, a reduction of l$170,000 f ro n last year. Thurman, Holraan, Mormon and others addressed the caucus last night, the result of which, though not defi nite, was satisfactory. The question was referred to a committee of con sultation without any instructions be yond that intimated by the speakers. A negative policy will not answer; the seveuty-nine resumption bill must be repealed, and in its steael measures adopted looking to future presumtiou N. C, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 18. 1876. brought about by tangible and reason able preliminary processes. The con sultation committee will report on Thursday, to which day the caucus, at midnight, adjourned. Judge Billings opens the disLrict court at New Orleans on tho third Monday in February. Tho Pies dent has requested Sen i tor Bruce to call on him to day. He desires a consultation about the rup ture between himself and Senator Bruce, which culminateei in the speech iu the secret session 3f tLe S--uute. yesterday. it is stated that Bruce declines the Presidential invitatior for consulta tion with tho President. There is much excitement over these mutters. It is stated that Bruce undoubtedly de nouLCeel Grant aud the carpet baggers bitterly in yesterday's executive session. Geu. Burke, Col. J. J. McLemone, Judge J. V. McDaffee, Wm. Smith, colored, of the opposition Repub ican committee of Alabama, are here. Some of the committee had au interview to-day with Senators Morton and Ooukling concerning Alabama affairs, the result of which is not, known. Geu. John T. Morgan, app am ted ' y Gov. Houston, under a joiut resolution of tho Alabama Legislature to prose cute the case against Spe-ueer, arrived to ilny and presented credei tials to the Senate committee on privileges and elections. The committee will elecide on Tuesday upon a course of action. The cammittee faileil to secure an iD. terview with the President yesterday. Collector Webster of Chicigo, is here, consulting over further whisky prosecutions. Geu. Ord hd au informal interview with Congressmen Sliecher, Throck morton, Hancock, Judge Paichal and other prom uetit men from the South west, and will testify before the Texas railroad committee to-morrow. The Southern Claims Commission will commence ou Monday to investi gate the clnoges of subornation, pur jury, and ef codusion with attorneys, Arc, while -ptcial commissioners to i he court, which charges are made by Chas. p. Benjamin, clerk to the com mission Tlie Secretary of the Interior asks an appropriation of 35,000 for the ex penses of tlie R-d Cioud aud Bu.ck HilU commissions. The department d'd not know when the commissions were organized. They were in viola tion of law. The President said, in Cabinet meet ing to-day, that he hail received the interrogatories upon which his evi dence is required iu the IJabcock trial. His deposition will be made before Chief JusttC;! Waite to-morrow. Mr. Eaton, oi the counsel for the govern ment, who brought hither the ques tions, celled at the Department of Jns ti j to-day to pay his respects to the Attorney General. Tho session of the Cabinet lasted over two hours to-day, but there was no business nnder con sie'eration of unusual importance. TheDcmpart-mcntof Ju-t-icu building has 11 igs at half mast in respect to the late Reverdy Johnson. It lias at length transpired that the President and Senator Bruce are mu taiidiy and equally inditlareut about seeing each other. Bruce will repeat his speech iu open s. ssion. Dr. J. Hamilton has resigned the clerkship of the ways aud means com mittee. Washington, Feb. 12 The Texas Pacific railroad committees of the lloiis- is discussing the report of iU snb-cammittee iu favor of the? Atkins bill. The Senators appoiuted on the Democratic Congressional Executive Commit ee. ait : Steveuaon, Wallace, Whyte, Gordon, Davis ana Eaton. Tho Virginia Midland railroad has perfected au arrangement with the Baltimore Ar. Potomac railroad for running its trains unbroken through Washington tt and from Ba.timore. By this arrangcaient the Baltimore and New Orleans sleepers leave SVashing too as well as Baltimore eliily and run through to their tlcstiu'ttiou without change, thus making the only uubroken all rail line from the nation's capital to the Gulf of Mexico aud the Crescent City. The President's evidence in the Babcaek case, taken before Judge Wade iu the Executive Mansion, was stnt to St. Louis by a special messen ger. Tim Secietary of the Treasury has furlonghed all bauds iu the bureau of printing and engraving ou account of having no money. In the Texas Pacific railroad com mittee Luttreii. from the sub-com-mittee, opposed the report in a written speecii. Je was iu favor of allowing any one to ouild the road, who would do lt without subsidy. Garlield, also of the sub-committee, opposed the subsidy ou financial grounds. A num ber of committee . think the vote will bo close, especially ou tho feature en dorsing the boLils of the branch roads. Tho committee, without action, ad ;,ourueet to Wednesday. Col.G. W. Alexander, of the Sun day Gazette, has bien dleied one thousand dollars for tne original letter of Mr. Davis to Lyons. Geu. Ord, commander of the mili ary depaitmeat of Texas, was ex ami .ed to -el ay as a witness before the sei jet committee of tho .'louse ou the Texas frontier troubles, ami gave to the committee a very full and intelli gent account of tno cattle raids to which the ranchers on the American side of the Rio Grande, for 500 mihs along the river and for 150 miles back from it, are subjected, as well as of the remedy which he would recom mend for them. According to the Gen eral's statement the country which is the t-ceiic of these bonier forays is i r.. ... .1. . - 1 . . ........ . separaieei iioiu t us inw oj. u. vki- tensive belt of undergrowth forest chapparel which form a screen and shelter for the t attle thieves Mho live by plunder a-.d which rentiers it next to uupostdble for military patrols or military posty to interfere with them. There .rt two classes of Mexicans liv ing on the Texas -tide, one consisting of intelligent, honest rauohoros who ar us much omtoaed to these raids & the American portion of th s population 1 .i ji- . no.. .. ' iUj Hie lefr, COUSlSllUg Ol WUriUlCDB fcilows, many of tuein outlaws or tleserters from the Mexic-an army, who woik occasionally ou the ranches and who act as spies audiuformers for their cousins or companions ein tho other side when they cross tlie river on their cattie stealing expeJition. It is the intelligence which they receive from these fellows which enables them to avoid the routes by which they might be intercepted on their return with their booty. On their own side of the river these bands, which sometimes number from 101 ta J50 men, are in league with the local authorities, the;r recognized e'uief being Cortina, so that all facilities are given to them fo" disposing of their plunder, and such a thing as restoration of the stolen cattle is never thought of. The national gevornnient of Mexico is not to be blamed, iu Geu. Ord's opinion, for this state of things, first, because the ivsteai of the government to let eich State take c ue of its owji affairs, and second, because the Mexican soldiers have a strong tendency, whenever they get near enough to tho border, to desert their colors and cross into Texas. The Mexioui government is therefore powerless in the matter, and the State government of Tamau lipa seems to regard these frontier forays as a part of the established or der of things and essential for the good of the community. The only remedy, therefore, for the evil is, and it is one which the General is urgiDg on the War Department, to increase the cavalrv force on the Rio Grande and give him authority when his trooj s come on the trail of one of these thieving bands to let the pursuit be continued to the Mexican side of the river, an I let the troops deal out summary punishment on the robbers, He thinks that whatever opposition the local authorities might make to such a praeticel course the general government of Mexico would not make any. He says that row in one of the more northern States, Chihuahua, himself and the Mexican commandant have a mutual agreement by which Indian expeditions are followed ou either side of the river, and that on s me oec isic iis tlie American and Mexican troops have co operated in their mov ments ngaiust the Indians. Rations are being supplied by his or ders to the Mexicans. General Ol d i - confident that the only feasible mod s of putting down these troubles on the forays is by following up the robber in the way he recommends. MAKTLAND. Baltimore, Feb. 11 Noon. Rev erdy Juhnsi n had argued a case in court, and was uuusually brilliant at dinner with Governor Carroll, whose guest he was. Ho took one glass of Madeira during dinner and after diuuer went to the parlor, while Gov ernor Carroll and the other guests went to another room to smoke. It was supposed Mr. Johnson was taking hij habitual sleep after dinner. Pres ently a servaut beckoned the Governor who found that Mr. Johnson had fallen to the carriage-way which passes under the porch of the mansion. Ho was dead and was bleeding profusely from a wound on the right side of his head and face; his skull was Iractured, a tinger dislocated and there were bruises and cuts on his arms and legs. Mr. Johnson was born in 1790. Annapolis, Feb. 11 Noon. So Midden aud unexpected was the death o Mr. Johnson, after his appeArance in the State library a d about the State House Thursday while the Legislature was iu session, aud apparently in full health, that the community has not yet rcC-ivered from the shock. Dr. Lewis Steiner, State Senator froia Frederick county, a distinguished phv-aeian and chief inspector of tho iiinitoy comni'ssiou m the army of the Potomac during the late war, who examined the body shortly after it was iound, gives the following as his theo ry of the cause of his death: Mr. JohusOL either stumbled over a piece of coal or wan seized with vertigo or incipient .symptoms of apoplexy, and, striving to save himself, movael to ward tlie west, staggering aloug by the northerly side of the executive mansion, at each step his body gaining additional momentum, so that having reached the door leading into the basement he swayed around to the right and fell, striking his head against the sharp corner of the granite base of the house, which gave him the lirst wound on the head ; re cluug tho pavement, which is made of rough cobble fctoue, a second woiiud was re ceived in the front of the first; at this instant, probably, the bones of his nose were fractured and one joint of the second fiuger of tho right hand vas dislocated, which, after his .strug gles, account- for the abrasions on the kne ar.el duger-i of the left hand. It cannot be positively ascertained, al though it is probable, tho wounds on the scalp were accompanied with the fractures of the external bones of tl cranium, accompanied with a proba ble rupture of some of the arteries at the base. His ele.ath must have re sulted almost instantly. Mr. Gwynn, attorney -geue"rl of the State, and son-in-law of Mr. Johnson, is of the opinion that he was seized with vertigo and fili, as he had a similar attack listing three hours while attetitling trials in South Carolina several years since. MISSOURI. St. Louis, Feb. 12 Night The di -trict attorney presented Douglass with an atli-lavit purporting to be charges preferred iu 1873 by Lindsav Mnrdock, a collector of internal revenue iu South west Missouri. Tho charges were ngiinst John A. Joyce aud John McDonald respectively, revenue ngem and supervisor. The envelope wa indorsed by C. C. Snippen, the Presi dent's private secretary, showiug that it had been receivetl at the Executive Haus.ou. aud referred to the Treasury Department.' I Another indors ment showed that it. had been referred to the Commisfioner of Internal Rev ennet. Mr. Douglass could not testify that he had seen the tflidavit in his office. The district attorney said he proposed to read the affidavit showing that iu 1873 the charges against Joyce and McDonald had been sent to the Executive Mansion and hael gone through the department named. The court only allowed the witness to testi fy t lint the indorsement showed that such charges had bee-n received and tiled. They w.ere not re::d. Nearly the entire morning session was taken up in trying to trace through the tele graph clerks of this city mid Washing ton nud also by the door keeper aud messengers of the Executive Mans on certaiu telegrams, no yet admitted, to prove lhat they were received and seut back and forth between Joyo and McDonald here, and Gen. Bab--..ck in Washiug ou. Finally the de fense waived this xroof as to one elis pitch and allowed the fo' lowing, ad mitted to be iu G.m. B dieock's hanel writing, tube read: " HaxhtHtjvn. It ( tec 13. 1874 G n. John McDonald, Sr. L-.uis, Mo : 1 sueoe'edeal. They will not g i. I will writ you. Sylph." Before this was read Judge Porter vanouL'ced that they proposed to make a lengthy legal argument against the admission of the other telegrams, and nei haos they might wish to ioduile tbi Sylph" dispatch io those object ed to; The defense wished to reserve that point. NEW YORK. New York, Feb. 12 John Henry Bush, the assistant foreman of No. 30 engine, who was injured at the Broad -wav lire, is death The following is the bank statement: Loans increase $625,000, specie in crease 1, 000,000, legal tenders in eaease$50u,000, deposits increase $1, 000,000, reserve increase 81.250,000 Itfiioa. Feb. 12. The York calendar clock factory has been burned. Loss $50,000. Hudson Depot. Feb. 12. Fears that the Hudson river ice crop will be another failure iucrwase hourly. Con trary to reports not much ico is left over from last year. The extraor dinary mild weather has agaiu started the ice in many places between here and Poughkeepsie. All the ferry boats are running. Not otoit 100,000 tons has been gathered thus far. The average crop is over two millions. CALIFORNIA. San Fbancisco, Feb. 12 Noon In the suit of Simonton against Alta, Judge McKee denied the motion of tne aeienaant to strike out that por tion of thft cnmnlaint ralativA tn ta Bank of California, holding that it was proper that the plaintiff should prove the falsity of the statement that he had caused the failure of the bank by showing that the failure arose from tne acts or tne omocrs oi tne baufc. MISSISSIPPI." Memphis, Feb.-12 Night A Jack- sou special says the committee of investigation find Cardozi, the State superintendent of education, guilty on ten counts, including perjury, iorgery, bribery and embezzlement. KENTUCKY. Louisville, Feb. 12 Noon The ticket agents' convention resolved. with four dissenting votes, not to tol erate transportation companies of in dividuals or firms who issue tickets in their own names. It is understood the resolution refers to tourists' agencies. MASSACHUSETTS. Boston. Feb. 12 Noon. It was definitely ascertained tha. Winslow in London to-day aud be has probably een arrested before night as Minister chenck was telegraphed. FOREIGN. St. Etiennk, February 12. Noon. The Aben mine continues to burn. No more bodies have been recovered. Losdov, February 12 Noon. The great powers are negotiating with Herzegovina for a suspension of hos tilities. The Morning Post's Berlin special snys Turkey has refused permission to Dr. Schliemann to pursue any further excavations in the Troad . A Berlin correspondent of the Times telegraphs that the ministerial crisis at Vienna is not ended. Tho Pall Mall Gazette's Berlin special says to days's papers state that Count Von Arnim has petitioned the Lmperor for permission to come to Berlin, without being liable to arrst, in order to be with his son during his serious i'lness. Tho Carle8reuper Zeituog learns that the Sultan has agreed to amnesty. the insurgents nnbmittingimmediately and that Austria will thereupon with draw the subvention granted to Tur kish refugees and order them to leave Austria aud return horr.e. Thb Hague, Feb. 12 Night. The authorities here are ignorant about the arrival or arrest of Winslow a ias Clifton the Boston, forger. 1 STATE 1SILWS. Tho Fayetteville Wide Awake re grets to learn that Mr. Patterson, at Swann's station, the gentleman whom that paper alluded to in its last issue as having been severely hurt by falling from a wagon, died ou Saturday last from the injuries he received. They have a social club of gentle man in Salisbury that they call the "Pie Eiters." The Salisbury Watchman says that Mr. P. Ha inch caught a fox iu that county which gave his dogs a run of thirty miles, lie must have been an "old red." That paper also says that Mr. Wm. Murdock, who has been trareling in Floritla with his grand-son. Willie Wiley, for the benefit of the hitter's health has returned home. Mr. M. states that there are not as many visit ors in Florida this winter as were last, owing, as it is supposed, to the com parative mildness of the winter North, and tb the stress in money matters. There was one frost in Florida this winter which nipped the orange blos soms, but did no serious harm. The State is filling up, many of tho,e who go aiming to plant orauga groves, which, jast now, is regarded as the most profitable business a man can enter on. Jacksonville, and other towns on tho maiu line of travel, look flourishing, and bid fair to become large cities. The Courier says: On Saturtlay last a negro boy called at the residence of Peter Tharriugtou in Sandy Creek Township, while Mr. Tharringtou was away from home, and demanded of Mrs. Tharrington tho money in the house, she refused, the scamp then began the search of the house, telling Mrs. T. that if she made any "alarm he would kill her. He broke e pen their chests, and found fonr dollars, whiih ho appropriated to his own use. The Raleigh Sentinel informs us that thh roster ot North Carolina soldiers in the revolutionary war, lo6t for m my years, has been discovered among th archives of the auditor s olnoe. From the Fayetteville Gazette: There was quite a lively exhibition of interest ou the subject tf the Fay etteville " & Florence Railroad last Monday and Tuesday. Several citizens of Robeson county, who have entered heartily into the work of constructing this road, were on a visit tw Fayet'e ville. There wai a meeting of the di rectors, which, so far as we have learued, was harmonious and satisfac tory, and the work bids fair to go vig orously on. Capt. A. P. Hurt was chosen director in place of Col. Kc Kay, resigned. The Western Expositor says that the negro who broke iuto Peter Eplv's house in McDowell county and stole from a bureau the sum eif 8100, to gether with pocket-bexk, papers fec. having been arresteel iu Salisbury, was taken back to McDoweb, and, after a full examination of the testimony, was committed to jail to answer the charge of burglary lbe negro gave his nam as Robert Austin, thoucrh he had called himself Randall Caldwell. The Pee Dee Courier says that Col. Leak 'detect.! ths son of the Rev. Frank Covmtoo, colored, in the act of robtiog the money drawer io the store of Leak, Eventt & Co. in Rocking ham. The thief , was committed to jail.' The "tfewbern." Journal of Commerce , savs: '"- '" j "i he Board of Aldermen oa Monday I night last gave the Atlantic Railroad the right of way down Hast r tout or South Front streets to Union Poiut. Tho company now proposes to lease the city property on the point for a term of years and construct theieon such warehouses, tracks, wharves, etc., as may be neces-ary to enable the trains to take freight directly from vessels lying in the docks to be built. The estimated cost of this work is $10,000. It will be of great advantage to the road, for it can then command certain heavy freights which now go by -way of Wilmington and Norfolk. The mercantile interests of the city will also be benefitted by the change The Franklin Courier states that Congressman J. I. Davis arrived at bis home in Louisburg on Friday, the 4th, and remained on a visit to his family until Wednesday, the 91 hu He was in excellent health ax.d spirits. NO. 7 FERGUSON'S AYENGERS. 1 Story of Partisan Days. This for gallant Ferguson I The forgoing five words had insti tuted a reign of terror in one of the lovuest districts of the Palmetto State, a district watered by the Catawba and Facolet rivers, and their gentle tributaries. In the month of September, 1780, Oornwallis detached the notorious Col. Ferguson to the frontiers of North Carolina, for the ostensible pur pose of encouraging the tories of that region to take up arms for the kiner Ferguson's force consisted in part of tne most profligate and abandoned characters of tVie partisan days, nud his march was marked by atrocities oi the most shocking description. The hardy men of the Carolinas. Ken tucky, and Virginia, rose against the marauders, and, led by Boone and other back oods worthies, gave them a decisive defeat at King's Mountain. Ferguson was slain in battle, and his fellow foragers, numbering about one thousand, were nearly all captured or Killed. We shall have rest now, the patriots said, after the battle. Ferguson, the dreaded, is dead, and the few tories who escaped with their wretched lives are not strong enough to do us harm. But the settlements were soon to learn that the viotory of King's Mount ain had nerved the arm of a foe more terrible thau any which they had hitherto known. The existence of the new terror was discovered by a boy one . morning about a fortnight after the battle. He found the family of Archibald Mettson murdered in their own house, and to the corpses had been pinned a pape bearing these words: This for the gallant Ferguson ! This terrible atrocity aroused the country, and the excitement was quickly heightened by the finding of the body of another murdered patriot. On the cold breast, which had been pierced by pistol balls, was the palid paper and its words of terrible import, and the country knew that a fearful vengeance would be taken for King's Mountain. During the week that followed the discoveries I have mentioned, the work of the Avengers was terrible. They fell upon patriot houses at the dead of night, and left on the bosom of their victims the five words which had already terrorized the country. It was in vain that the patriots summoned their cunning aud energy for the cap ture of the band of demons, which, as it Lad been. discovered, numbered six men, masked and mounted on black horses. They came and went like ghosts, but always left behind the ter rible sentence which had made their existence execrable. At times they fell upon the hunters, and left them by the roadside marked with the sign of vengeance. Fear began to paralyze the Caroli nians; many abandoned their homes for the sake of their families; and it is probable that the entire district would have been depopulated in a short time, had it not been for the courage of one woman. Her name was Alice Beauchampe. It was a dark night in the last week of November, when the heroine of my story left the house of a friend. Her own house which had been deserted for several days, was not far away, and she had determined to return to it for the purpose of securing an article of apparel she had left behind iu her re cent flight. She could enter the old house through the kitchen, in the rear, find the garment without a light, and then return safely to her friends. The path she had often traversed was barely disoernable; but she made good headway, and reached her home without incident. The silence of the grave hung about the forsaken place, and the lifting of the latch sent a chill of terror to the young girl's heart. Through the kitchen, across the de serted parlor, and up the stairs, she crept to the room where she had left the object of her nocturnal quest. The drawer of the old bureau yielded with out noise, and Alice was drawing forth the garment when voices of meu fell upon her ears. j She started, dropped her prize, and with her heart in her throat, crept to the window that overlooked the porch in the front of the house. She could see nothing, for the night j was too dark; but the voices of men, j mingled with the champing of bits, continued to salute her ears. This is old Beauchampe's house, said one. It has been deserted for sev eral days. The daughter, frightened by the manner iu which we treated her father, has fled somewhere for protec tion. These words drove every vestige of color from the listener's face; they told her who the men below were, though she could not see even the outlines of their persons. One week prior to her visit, herfaihei, one of the King's Mountain heroes, was found dead in a palmetto grove, and the words of Fer guson's Avengers lay on his breast. Then she had . deserted her home, knowing that the hand that struck the father would certainly not spare the daughter. Well might the lone girl tremble when she found herself so near the dreaded scourges of the country, and she did not move until she heard the front door opened by a kick, and heavily booted feet in the room below. Then a calm thought of her situation drove fear from her heart, and Alice Beauchampe prepared to perform one of the most daring deeds of the great Revolutionary War. The noise in the house increased, and oaths and rude jests preceded and followed the lighting of a fire on the hearth. Alice, who had longed for a sight of tlie dreaded six, crept to a spot near the bureau where there was a crack in the floor. Then applying her eye te the peepr hole she saw six wild look ing men directly beneath her. Tuey were beyond elonbt, the aven gers of Ferguson's death, for se vernl masks lay on the table, along with three or fonr bottles of wine which they had taken from some patriot's cellar. Tall and rough look.ng fol lows they were, armed with pistols, earbioea. and sabres, the kind of roan who never oonrt the mei cy or listen to the pleading of innocence. Just sach fellows as tf ey wwre. Ah bad sup posed tbem to b, for she-bad seen many of the prS"nes t&en at jvmg s Mouotaiu, and sua longed lor toe pres ence of a iMiud of- patriots. There were true men in South Carolina at that time who wocld bava given their right arm for a chance to exterminate the Avengers, and Alice knew where a little party of patriot- lay, but ala- they were not very near We'll rest here and finish that wine ! said one of the leaders of the band. whose face told that already he had imbibed freely. Bring iu the poultry, and on old Beauchampe's hearth we will prepare a fost. At his command, oue of the nv nleft the house, but soon returned, bearing with him a duck and several chickens, from whose freshly wrung necks the warm blood was dripping. How's the horses ? asked one of the Avengers, as the man flung the poul try ou the table. RATES OF AATEBTISIRQ, On Square one week. s 1 C9 One Square two weeke l eo One Hqnare one month M One Square six atemtha. 10 00 Additional Squares at propotlonal rates. qI"8 u cu,a f tin solid um ad TeruauiK type. Uaab, iDTeriably In advanoe. U O O K FOR THE V MARKS Subscriber-) undine bin- X .ITiriw "Us notice will nndentand A S? cription will expire in a few tScSX WS. respectfully .requeued to renew wiUiont Siir already expired, and unless we hear frolatbexa immediately ,we will be compelled to discontinue tne paper. Standing like rocks, was the reply. Such horses as they are don't need watching, aud besides, there isn't a rebel within ten miles of thia accursed place. Why, there is the Widow Hartzell. I didn't think of her, was the reply. How bitterly old Hartzell hated ns, but we caught him at last. And presented him with a breast pin I Ha 1 ha ! And the laugh went round the room. Alice Beauchampe did not wait until the laugh was ended; while yet it filled the house with its devilish echoes, she glided across the room to a window that looked out upon the dark palmetto grove behind the building. There was no sash in the window. For a moment she tried to pieroe the darkness beneath, but, failing in her endeavors, she crept over the sill, re solved to trust to fortune for success. The distance to the ground was not great, and the daring girl alighted without injury. Now she was free to make her escape to the friends she had lately left; but immediate flight in that direction was not her intention. Heaven aid me ! she murmured, as she glided around the old house and approached the horses whioh the tories had left tethered to the small trees a few yards from the door. A glance into the room revealed the forms of the Avengers discussing the wine with oath and jest, or watching the roasting of the fowls. They did not fear danger, for their horrible deeds had completely terrorized the oountry, and under the sway of their lawlessness it was fast becoming a desert.' Alice counted tnem beiore she a 1 Mm touched a single rein; and then in a brief period of time she loosened the hwaoa and nnintlw lrv4 4-1 awm cVv a -. Iju- umuUfciClUOD W UUCY UUr KUIUslUOm;..;;-'j 1 1 . .1 .1 t m m 4 - i ... j, ouil. auu w iinu Biin iiraa l rniuuirn liibb --w. - l j-.. . copse, sue struck them with a whip which she had found beneath a saddle. It was a sharp blow that she admi lit tered, and the horses started forw ard and disappeared in an instant. lhus in a few moments Ferguson s Avengers had been deprived of their, horses. ' Flushed with triumph, Alice Biau- cbampe returned to the house, and again looked in upon its hilarione I ., : tenants. She now held a pistol in her hand a weapon which a holster had granted her, and sho orept to the edge of the porch before she halted. There was a flash of vengencein the dark eyes of the partisan girl while she gazed upon the party beyond the threshold. Once or twice she raised the weapon, but low ered it again, as if playing with the life of the leader of the six, whose burly form was revealed by the light of the fire. She saw the fowls, smoking and well browned, placed on the table and watched the greedy men crowding around for their shares. Their tongues and movements told her that stolen liquor was doing its accustomed work ou all save the giant, who had superin tended the cooking of the late repast. This man appeared to be perfectly so ber, and the angry glances which he often cast at his comrades told that he did not sanction their bacchanalian conduct. Come! enough of this! he suddenly cried, rising from the table, which had been dragged to the centre cf the room. Get up, boys, and let's be going. I told you at Wiley's that you had wine enough, but you must bring some here and drink yourselves stupid. Tom Scott, and you, . Blakerson, I am ashamed of you! What would we do if a gang of rebels should catch us in this condition? Yon know the mercy we would et, and yet you sit there as careless as statues drunk as old Bac chus himself. Then an expression of contempt passed over the man's face; and stop ping, he oried: Up! up! the rebels are coming! But this cry of alarm did not in fuse much life into the men at the ta ble. One or two heads were raised, but the drunken leer that made the faces hideous was enough to provoke a smile, even from the mad tory. The next moment, with an oath on his lips, he strode to the door, which be lerked open, and stepped upon the porch. Curse such dogs as 1 lead, he hissed. I suppose I must lead the horses up, and tie each fool in the saddle. He was stepping from the porcu for the purpose of attending to the horses which he supposed were still tethered at the trees, wheu a form rose before him and he started back with a gasp of terror. Who in the mischief Alice Beauchampe ! ws the inter ruption of the apparition. The daugh ter of the old mau basely murdered by your hands ! Down on your misera ble knees, Godfrey Liang, and beg for the mercy whioh you have never granted to others ! Down, I say ! Perhaps the shadow of the window sash did not permit him to see the pistol that was clutched in the hands of the fearless girl, else his rashness might perhaps have been curlMd. Kneel to you ? Never ! he replied. The weapon which he raised drop ped before the flaf h that followed his last words, and with a groan of pain he staggered back, to drop dead among his drunken comrades. Alice Beauchampe, amazed at her own courage, stood silent amidst the smoke of her own pistol. She saw the bacchantes try to shake off their tor per at sight of their stricken leader, and one rose to his feet to fall as soon as he needed support. Now for the swamp, shj oried, with triumph, and the next minute rushed from the disgusting sight. An hour passed awav, and the drunken tories began to recover; their chief, who had dropped to the floor, seemed to sober them with his cold . face aud stariDg eyes, and when tbey had almost recovered their scatter" wits, the foe they dreaded wm- P. - - . .- . -r -w has! r"""!- Alice jofjonouujo . - the hearts of a patriot ono Jgr geance. On her way to , a BWrSfl. she had enoountered.tadirtisaiisWiiVri.v';" had captared one fif the flying horses, anr2 were following the traiLr7 The five avengers weremaae prison ers, and sued like eowarda for the mercy they l ad Jiver granted to a liTing being. The vengeance of the patriots was as o mplte as terrible, and when the glorious sun again rose, the dreauea men of the lovely district had ceased to frighten people with their name. Alice Beauchampe, whose courage had led to the extermination of the avenging band, became the heroine of tlie day, and after the termination of hostilities wedded a lientenant of Marion's men. Her heroism is "er ated, and her gallant exploit narrated daily by hundreds of her descendenta in the Palmetto 8tate. Geo. W. Fletcher, for the murder of William Hauley, was sentenced to death at Philadelphia yesterday. Ha received the sentence without emotion. "WhatT that dog barking St," said a f on whose boots were more polished than his ideas. "Why," said a by-' stander, "he sees another puppy in your boots." -i A"