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1 '' " J- ' ' ' WILMINGTON, N. C, FBIDAV FEBRUARY 25, 1876. UDITOKIA1 ; CORRESPOSDENGE. Washtkotgn, Feb. lfcth 1876. Dear Joubnatj: Matters of great public interest crowd upon each other here in such rapid succession that it ia hardly possible to keep pace with them. The question of most importance yes terday, is almost forgotten tb-6Tay, and to-morrow is entirely lost .sight of. Sttll the subjects of most earnest thought and attention are not found in ,,- the papers, and are not even much dis cussed in the lobbies. The examiu- fttion into the saveral departments of the government for thepurpose of ex posing the aUOSS FRAUDS AND EXTRAVAGANCIES existing therein, is now the work be fore the committees. Day aDd night these bodies are silently engaged, and before Jong such exposuras will be 0 made as will astonish the country, as .well prepared aa the people may think . themselves for the information. Al ready the work of retrenchment and reform has begun in earnest. The legislation in regaid to the District of Columbia, and the cutting down of nalaries and outfits providtd for iu the Diplomatic and Consular and the We-t Point Appropriation Bills, gives the most gratifying evidence of the pur pose of the Democrats to apply thts pruning knife most thoroughly. The Republicans, while professing to con cur in this movement, aiwaya find some excuse why th y canuot support the paiticular measure then peudi.jg. After vain efforts to defeat each, th?y generally conclude to vote in the aflir mative when the final issue coaies. How much credit they loserva for this, the historv of legislation for many years past will tell. But in the political kaleidoscope there is one conspicuous feature which is always visible, however much the surroundings dissolve and change. The subject of the PRESIDENCY is never forgotten amidst the great questions which daily engross atten tion here. This matter is not nnaltend- . ed with difficulty with either party. I have found no Democrat, come from what section he may, who is not fully agreed that among the distinguished gentleman named in connection with the nomination he should be chosen who has the greatest elements of strength. In other words, I find none bo wedded to individuals aa to be wil ling to jeopardize the success of the party, and the most pronounced advo" cates of particular candidates freely admit their favorites' weaknesses, while they press his strong points. If the delegates meet in convention with such feelings, it will not be difficult to select the proper man. There are two sections of the coun try to be considered by the Democrats in making a selection, viz: Ohio and Indiana on the one hand, and New Jer sey and Connecticut on the other. It is conceded that without one or the other of these two groups of States it will be impossible to succeed. The leading candidate mustj therefore have an overpawering local influence in one of them, or possess a stroDg popularity in both. . It is said, and I think with some force, that as elections are to be neiain OHIO AND INDIANA in October, just one month before the Presidential election, that if a candi date is to be selected with a view to his local popularity, these two States claim the first consideration, for a de cided defeat in October there would make it difficult to elect a President in November. This view of the case will be fatal to the aspirations of Governor Tilden, who is unpopular in thcue States, especially in Ohio. It is upon this ground that the friends of THUKMAN AND HENDRICKS they are to-day the two most conspicu ous candidates for the nomination. Either of them would suit our peoples for no men in the United States are more distinguished for statesmanship, patriotism and honesty. .iThe friends of both of these gentle men claim for them the greatest posi tive strength in the West, and the greatest negative strength in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. It is thought, however, the great popu larity of these gentlemen in their own sec Lion, and the enthusiasm with which their names will be urged by their friends, will mutually injure the prospects of both. In this event, I find here a strong undercurrent setting in favor of JVDQB DAVID DAVIS, of Illinois, a justice of the Supreme Court. The intimate friend of Mr Lincoln, and appointed by him to the Supierue Court Bench, nctwithstand incr his pronounced Democratic bear ings, and the person selected by him to administer upon his estate, J udge Davis is siiid to possess such popularity in Illinois with both parties as to render it absolutely certain that his name will carry that State, while he is very strong in Ohio and Indiana. The decision rendered by J udge Davis in the celebrated Milligan case would be a bu Violent platform to recommend him to every conservative citizon of the United Statss. I find others, whose opinions should be gravely weighed, who hold that we cannot jeopardize the certainty of car rying the great State of New York, in a vain effort to secure Ohio, or throw away New Jersey and Connecticut for Indiana, but that a candidate should be selected who will carry the Middle States, with Indiana, and who is not unpopular in Ohio. These men are looking forward to the nomination of the distinguished Delaware Senator, THOMAS F. BAYARD, as one who possesses more elements of strength than any of the others, even if his very great popularity in Penn sylvania does not make him the most available candidate. It is useless for me to tell the readers of the Journal what my opinion Of this gentleman is, and I can well define in what estima tion he is held by the people of North Carolina. If he should be the nominee tf the party, his name would create an enthusiasm in North Carolina here tofore unknown in political contests. But'! have taken it upon myself to say to all who have approached me on the subject that North Carolina was prepared to support any of the distin guished gentlemen who have been named in this connection. Hr admi ration of THT7BMAH AND BAYARD AND HENDRICKS knows no bounds. Every one recog nizes the vast services they have each rendered to our distracted country and we would be only two hapyy to assist in the election of either. The country cannot afford a Democratic de feat, and we are for that man who can most certainly succeed. VVe take it tLere will be no effort made to send delegates from our State in the interest of any particular can didate. It should not be done, but men should be selected with patriotism broad enough to consider all the im poitant questions which will arise.and can and will draw wide distinctions between their icdividual preferences and the welfare and success of tbe party. 1 know that our friends in Peuder county, aud indeed ia the wholo Cape Fear section, will feel under obliga tions to Senator Rausom for the h. nd sooie ui he made of the meeting and resolutions in regard' to th-; centennial celiibrution of thv BATTLE OF MOOllE'b CHEEK, in iiis rcctjiit peec!i in f ivor i f the ceuteunial appiopriatiou, and if they coald have witnessed, as I did, the at tention paid by the Senators, aud the app'uuse uiade by tho g;iilaries, the-y wou'd have felt proud of their Senator. At ihu close of his short npeecli mauy Sen -dors crowded around to cougralu Ute him, and Senator Oouklin?. the very able aud very exrj'iisi'e Senator from New York, with great ceremony and paradi, marched most gracefully across the chamber and shook Senator Rausom very warmly by the hand. Senator Cameron, who had the bill in charge, immediately called a vote, and it passed by a very large majority. I visited the POST OFFICE DEPARTMENT a day or two ago iu company with Senator Ransom and Representative Ashtt, aud called upon Governor Jewe 11 who 1 fouud to be an agreeable and an affable gentleman, and a prompt official. Mr. Ashe brought complaint before him that the postmaster at Wades borongh had been removed, and one Napier, who had been convicted of stealing, had been appointed in his stead. Governor Jewell, at once and without hesitation, ordered his re moval, saying that he would not tolerate anything of the kind in his Department; that even as a party man he could not do his party the injustice aa to nurture such men by putting or keepiDg them in office. It turned out that Napier had been appointed upon the recommendation of Colonel Oliver Dockery. Ia it pos sible that Colonel Dockery. was ignor ant of this man's character ? It was very generally known in that section. I like Dockery, but 'riding in the pub lic streets with negroes and recom mending the appointment of thieves to office is not calculated to foster friendships, nor, let us hope, to make Governors. By the way I find that tbe people of the Sixth District have an able and faithful Representative in THOMAS S. ASHE, whose ability, industry, honesty and dignity place him among the foremost men of the House. He is a universal favorite. I came here nwth only a casual ac quaintance with the Representation of the First District, HON. JESSE 3. YEATES, which, however, had extended through several years. I find him a high toned chivalrous gentleman, and a faithful Representative, destined to take a high stand in the House. Indeed I do not know when I have met a gentleman who has more favorably impressed me. His better acquaintance is one of the most pleasant features of my visit here, E. UABCOCH. President Grant's testimony in the Babcock trial is voluminous and much muddled. He says that Babccck want ed men of character to investigate the alleged frauds in the Internal Rev enue Department, men whoj would go to the books of the distillers, and af U r examining them, make out a report that could be relied on. The thing, insisted Babcock, should be conducted as such inspections are conducted in the army. No secret, sneaking de tectives should be sent prying into the princely establishments of tbe great whisky distillers of the great St. Ijouis whisky ring. Not at all. This wan ; infra dig of tbe government. The exalted witness' memory is very good on some points, and very bad on others. A little singular, is it not ? For instance: when theso frauds were reported, and when Secretary Bristow urged that, in order to put a stop to them, the inspectors of internal revo nua should be shifted around and be compelled to rotate in their districts, t'io order to this effect was-issued, and afterwards revoked. The great witness remembers who urged it to be issued, but he forgets who advised its revocation. "Did Babcock so advise ?' "I do not now recalled," says the wit ness. Imagine this gteat man seated in nis private omce in tne vvnite House and being cross-examined by Mr. Eaton for the prosecution of Bab cock. "a long nine Havana stuck in his mouth and his arms resting upon cushions of velvet. "General, did Babcock advise you to have this order revoked ?" Instantly a cloud of smoke hides the witness' face from his inter rogator, and "I don't recollect" is growled back at Mr. Eaton through tho cloudy veil. And then again: "General did you meet McDonald about the time this order was revoked ?" Instantly the smoke is blawn away, the witness' brain is clear, and memory perfect. Oh yes," he says, "I saw him took a ride with him was riding out my self, happened to meet him on tie street, invited him to take a seat. which he did, and we rode and talked good deal." "Was anything said about this order?" "Not a word sir," says the witness. And then imagine how he chuckled over his own cunning thoughts, as he hid himself behind another cloud. They might have run somewhat thusly: "Of course Mo Donald said nothing to ine about the matter. This sort of thing must be managed by a 'mutual friend.' B was the man for the business. McDo . aid was too sharp to talk to me directly in person about it. It would never have done. And beside, the whole matter was all arranged, and what need w.as there for McDonald and me to talk about it?" The deposition of General Grant is full of jokes and is riaht eood radioer. But he does not think that a cent of money was given by the whisky ring toward the Presi dential campaign of 1872. If this be so there must have been millions in it for the members of the ring. McDon ald gave" the President a "span of splendid horses. Wonder who paid for tnem ? Joj c ? Mr. Williams concluded his opening argument for the defence in the case yesterday. He referred to the dis patches, .-ayiug that the use of the signature "Sylph" wai a mere act of playfulness. Illustrative of the prac tices of McDonald, Mr. Williams re ferred to the dispatch, "Had a long rida with the President," &Ch which he sent to Joyce, and said: "The purpose of this was to enable Joyce to show this to the distillers, and convince them that the President was hobnobbing with McDonald and wink ing at the conspiracy. Yet the Presi dent tef-tities that he was riding out o i a day wheu he saw McDonald standing on the sldew-lk, aud asked him to rido with him. Daring that ride noth ing whatever was said ielative to St. Louis uff tirs. It is Bach little inci dents s thi which have placed the Presidut uuder suspicion, and whioh have occ sioned the daily avalanche of new.-pip'-r scurrility which is directed at the President. The testimony of Everent shows another trick of Joyce. He did not place the letter privately in the postoliice, a:, was natural to a crimi nal act, but ha got $1,000, paraded two envelopes addressed to Babcock and Avery, pretendml to put money iu each and sent them by Everest to the mail. This was only a damnable tru-k of a desperate villain to convince the distillers, through Everest, of their security." General A. A. Humphreys, D. W. McMabon, first officer of the Tieasury, ex Postmaster Berrell, of Washington, and General Banks were called to prove Bibcock's good character. Ex Supervisor Tutton began testifying to his interference when the order for a transfer of supervisors was made, but objection was raided. THE JE.HNISUS 1'AI1! FBAHH. In ret!y to inquiries on behalf of some Virginia claimants to tho famous Jennings estate by J. Parker Veazey, Esq., of Baltimore, he has received frem the Hon. Judah P. Benjamin, the fallowing letter: Temple, London, Jan. 31, 1876. J. Parker Veazey, Esq.: Dear Sir: In anwer to your favor 17th inst. I beg to say that there is not a word of truth in the statement that I am or ever have been engaged in be half of any person in the matter of the Jennings estate or any other estate in England. I have uniformly refused to engage in any uch business, and have endeavored in every way to give pub licity to this fact, because I constantly hear of attempts of dishonest men to represent themselves us my agents or clients, and to impose on the credulity of the unwary for the purpose of ob taining money on false pretenses. I am not engaged professionally for a single heir or allege! heir in the United States. I receive hundreds of letters with inquiries such as yours until I have been compelled to throw them aside without an answer. I make exception in your case, and hope you will do me the favor to communicate the contents to the publio thrrjugh the press, that the people may be warned against attempts to defraud them by false representations such as I have mentioned. I am, very respectfully, Yours truly, J. P. Benjamin. Paris posses at the present date, ac coiding to the Journal Official, four circus establishments, exclusive of the hippodrome, the menageries, and the numerous establishments where sing ers, gymnasts, wild beast tamers, rope dancers and downs ply their avocation r. The taste of the Parisians for tuch amusements dates very far b ick. No public fete nor royal entry ever took pluoe in the middle ages without being accompanied by exhibitions and shows of strength and agility. In the year 1385, on the occasion of the entry of Charles VI. and Isabeau of Bavaria, a Genoese, according to the old chroni clers, won the admiration (f the whole populace. A rope having been stretched from the towers of the Church of Notre Dame to one of the house cn the bridge of the same name, the Genoese descended from the towers of the church along this rope, holding in one hand a torch and in the other a crown which the moment the queen passed he managed, -suspended from the rope, to deposit on her he-d. He afterward returned along the rope to the towers of the church. It would be easy to multiply examples of exhi b:tioa of this kind, and to find in the acrobats of the olden times the counter parts of the rope walkers and gymnasts of the p esnt day, the only difference being that the former were obliged to exhibit their dexterity in the open air Nioolot, the founder of the Gaiety Theatre in Paris, was the first to offer them tbe opportunity of an indoor ex hibition in the year 1764. In his theatre the entr'actes were always ojcu- pied by the performances of rope dancers, tamborine players and aero bats, an arrangttmeut which pleased the spectators immensely. Sixteen years later, in 1780, an. English riding master, the well known Astley, accom panied by Benoit Guerre, De Balp and other iiiUglish riders and jugglers, after having traveled through the greater part i f France, and having made laige profits, conceived the idea of fixing hip troupe permanently in Paris. He accordingly opened, in tbe Ron Faubourg de ' Temple, an estab lishment destined for the performance of horsemanship. This Tas the first Parisian circus, and proved an im mense success. The advisory council in the Beecher business has at least been partially organized, 'and quite a company of clergy and laymen have assembled to take a look into the history of a case that hag troubled so many tribunals. Some of BeecGer's partisans have as sumed that the acceptance of three quarters or two-thirds of the churches invited has shown a general sympathy for Plymouth Church on the part of sister societies of the same faith; but that is certainly begging tho question, and is about as sensible a view to take as that prisoner is innocent because twelve jurymen are in their seats to render a verdict. Probably satisfac tory results are not generally expected from this gathering. No matter how good its disposition may be, it possess sea no power to go farther than Ply month Church gives it leave; that fea ture has already been arranged. It was called together, not for the purs pose of investigation, bnt to be used. ORGANIZATION. the great importance of tbe politi cal contest which will take place in North Carolina in the month of November next, is so entirely under stood and appreciated by her people, that no word of explanation is needed to impress or magnify it. Not since the Old North State had an existence, have her people been calied upon to deoide questions of higher import or of more vital interest to themselves, than those Questions which are in volved in the campaign that is just opening before us. When the old con stitution of the State was formed. under which her people lived and were contented for more than eight-tenths of a century, there were no such diffi culties thrust before its f ramers as now ODstruct the pathway of her sons who would lead her back to her onco happy and prosperous condition. Then, there was a unanimity to construct an instru meut whiah would result in the great est public weal attainable. There was io factious or partisan opposition. Patriotic wisdom was alone supreme in the councils of herpeople, and when the words of this wisdom wre written out and given forth, there was but one voic-3 to be h: ard in all the land, the voic-j that declared a spirit of content ment and obedience. Of the instrument tlhus formed and accepted, the people of North Carolina were deprived, and by the command of a military satrap were foiced io submit to another which was substi tuted for it. Under this odious sub stitution the people have dragged out a weary existence for eight long years. At last they have an opportunity of throwing it off from them forever. The effort to do so will be no child's play. It will require the united strength of all the good men of the entire State to accomplish it. Thank God the Sampson's hair has grown again, and with its length has returned his strength. As yet unblinded . by his enemies, instead of dragging down the pillars of the State for the destruc tion of himself aud them, he will Bcourgetnem froni the temples of jusr tice.aud will make them who have con verted these sacred places into dens of thieves, flee before his just indigna tion. But the constitution is not the only question that will come before the people in November. A Governor, members of Congress and memb rs of the Legislature are to be elected The prize for which tho two op. posing parties are contending, is indited great. In entering the contest no false step should be taken. Above all things, there should be no factions in the party. The organization should bo thorough and complete. The enemy has already sketched out his plans and commenced his preparations for the fray. He will go into the fight, armed and equipped in every part.as he never was before, and with a determination which despair can only inspire. It is time the Conservatives should talk of organization. We must win, and by such odds as will forever bruise and destroy the hideous head of Republi canism in North Carolina. The only thing that can keep us from victory is by the practice of fraud on the part of the enemy. And the way to prevent that fraud is by thorough organization the enrollment and active support of every man who proposes to go witn ns. This organization must be secured bv early, active and continued labor among the people. We urpre action now.nght away, on the part of every maniiievery county and townshipin the State. Oaoe commenced it must not be Buffered to flag. The interest must be Kept up and intensified until election day. The young men must come forward. Our leading men must urg them out, and lead the way. It is for them to sound the alarm. Their warning voices should be heard from the sea coast to the mountain tope. The young men of talent and courage, throughout the Slate should at once put on the war piint, and commence by organization. Let them go at it in a business-like way by forming clubs. Every township and village should have its club. The larger towns and cities should each have a number of clubs. This will result in finding out and utilizing all the material within reach, aud then our strength can be as certained and relied upon. The c'.ub is where the very life blood is kept warm, and kept freely and vigorously in circulation. Fror,i the clubs, dele gations can be sent to the county meetings, and from the connty meet ings delegations can be sent to nomi nating conventions, and thus the party organization will be such as to give us candidates who will be acceptable to the party -such as to give us victory. COLKiUBIA. The seventeenth was the anniversary of the burning of this beautiful city by Sherman's army. It is a natural thing for the people of that city, upon the recurrence of the anniversary of the horrible deed, to remember it with saduess, although those hearts be long since likewise filled with forgiveness. Aue vaiiuuiuih imyimer ci ine seven teenth has the followiug sadreflectioi: "Eleven yars ago to-day, an incen diary, who. if the report bo true, as pires to be President of the United States, entered this city with from 60,000 to 80,000 troops at his back, and burned one of the most beautiful, prosperous, yet defenseless cities in the South. The vindictive spirit which actuated the man has, in a long meas ure, been forgiven by the brave and generous people he sought to humble and degrade. Men, women and child ren alive in'Ool irubia to-day rem mber how his ruthless incendiaries entered Columbia, throwing their fire balls in the stores along Richardson street; how guards placed by order of his subordi nate officers to protect houses set fire to the very premises they were sent to save; how the beautiful unfinished mar ble work, intended to complete South Carolina's splendid capitol building, was burned to ashes. All this, and the degradation sought to be heaped upon a brave, chivalrous people has been forgiven and tried to be forgotten; and yet such men as Morton and Blaine ar$ still urging additional persecutioq and proscription upon a people who they pretend to think should throw up their hats and glorify the 'greatest government the world ever saw, and which if they cannot do under its pres- ent management, they propose to count I them out as 'disloyal' and 'rebels.' " THE REAL. KVIf OF BKAKT'S Aiininri.NTHA i ion. The Nation takes an original and at the same time a common sense view of some of the evils which Grant's Ad ministration has inflicted upon the country. Grant has done more to familiarize the American people wi h the face of crime thuu any man before him ou the American continent has been able to do. It has been time and again charged, and the charges have been sustained by indisputable facts, that be has retained men in office un der his Administration whom he kaew to be corrupt and unworthy the repo sal of a public trust. These corrupt officials have been even members of his magisterial household. Corruption has boen traced so near to his imme diate official presence, that he, himself, is gravely suspected of being not only cognizant of suob corruptions, but of being an actual participant therein. His high official position, ignoring as he does these numerous acts of cor ruption, countenancing and sustain ing men in office who are openly charged with the gravest crirai nal offenses, makes him powerful for evil, and affords him the facilities of being the greatest of corruptionists When the name of the President of the United States is thus freely asso ciated with vice aud crime, how po tent it the influence upon officials of lower station. "When vice prevails aud impious men bear sway," the gaze of the multitude makes them fumdar with the mouster's face, aud induces them to "first endure, then pity, then embrace." It is not so much the re sults of the war that the times are so disjointed, or that crime is fo preva lent throughout the length aud breadth of the laud. The cause of these re sults may be traced to another source, the example of high official corruption. The Nation thinks that it is not Grant's simple mindeduess that has betrayed him into his series of diffi culties. That paper 6iiows that the President has a will of his own when ever the Execvtive authority is brought into requisition. Here is what it sas We, lor our part, see lar more danger to the government iu popul familiarity with or ludiiierence to tin evils which General Grant's adminis tration has fostered, than in the po-jsi unity oi ine election ji any man lor three terms. It must not be forgotten iu estimating or in criticising his polit ical career, that it is the very fact of his strong claim ou popular gratitude which has made Lis two tarms so de moralizing, and it is alrrost always by men with claims ou popular gratitude that the seeds of po itical ruin are sown. If he had not bet n a successful general in dark days, he would have become odious before 1872; but with the halo of war around him, not only have a terrible number of faults been forgiven him, but they have come to lose the appearance of faults and t. take on that of virtues. No ordinary President could, for instance, have been allowed to give a government like this a Musselman flavor, by ap pointing high public functionaries thiough pure personal caprice. When President Grant first began to m ke extraordinary and, as it seemed, s ;and alous selections for places in the civi service, his friends maintained that we must not reproach him, that he was simpie-mindt d man, who was necessar lly in this matter in the hands of the Senators and Representatives; but he speedily dissipated this theory by ap pointing Simmons, of Boston, in defi ance of the Representative of the dis trict, ana nicuonaiu, oi at. Jj-.-uis, in defiance of the whole State delegation In short, he his administered the gov eminent neither on the old American "spoils" system nor on the new "civil service reform" system, but on the Sultanic or Turkish system, which says: I like Mustapha; put the Viz ler 8 robes on lum, and give anybody who says he is a thief one hundred blows with a stick." The Augusta Chro-iicle gives severe r isping to soma of the South ern papers lor tneir criticisms upon Jeffersou Davis reply to BUme's slan ders VVe agree with the Chronicle tn toto. And while we heartily endorse aud ur0 the conciliatory spirit which nas animated the North Ciroliuu delega tion in Congress, especially the spirit manifested in the able speeches of Senators Rausom and Merriman and Representatives WaddeU and Bobbins, we will unflinchingly maiutaiu tha the spirit of conciliation should not b suffered to smother under the spirit of justice. In tho war between the States the South lost oil save honor and the glory of the battle field. The one history will award to her, in spite of the malignant slanders oi a legion of Blaines; the other is in our own keep ing. If that be aspersed the Southern peeple alone will defend it. The honor of the South, and of her leaders in the great struggle, remains unimpaired aud unimpeachable, and whenever it shall be assailed, or by whomsoever, we too will continue too cry out for justice justice, "though the heav ens tall. In speaking of the newspaper talk about policy, the Cironicle'tHajH: "We have heaid something too much of this sort of talk. The damna ble iteration of 'policy," 'policy has become as disgusting as it is stupid. We would like to know the names of some of these same 'sensible Southern Democrats who 'regret' Mr. Daeis' letttr aud thiuk it was entirely uncall ed for.' We venture the prediction that tney will not be in a hurry to re veal their identity to their constitu ents. The leader of the Republican paity rises in his place in Congress and charges Mr. Davis with outrage ous cruelty and inhumanity to defense- les prisoners of war. If Mr. Davis were gunty of such a crime he would be justly considered infamous as long as Ms name could hf. rememberer. Yet because he doos not remain auiet under this accusation ami allow his si lence to be construed as admitting its truth, ho is cennured iu the harshest term. And when he a lowers his ao- enstr and pronounces his suemenis false, proves his statements false. Southern Democrats pay his letter is 'entirely uncalled for.' Out upon such 'Sonthvru Democrats.' ihev are too no- lite to be entirely honest.'' President Graut has signed the Cen tennial bill, and the appropriation is thus a fixed fact. The ouildings are nearly done, the principal ones alto gether finished, and all the prepara tions aro certain to be completed long in advance of the time designated for tli3 opening. Now just let the effete monarchies of Europe look on and learn how an international exposition ought to be managed. A granddaughter of Gen. Natbannie Greene is a resident of Toledo, Ohio. She has in her possession two relics, one of whicu is an oia style double sugar bowl, owned originally by Gen. Greene's mother, and the other is an eight-dollar Continental bill, number ed 14,922 and dated 1777. . ANMTIIEK 0E O' THE OTONEN FAJ1 1 1 T ' IN TKOVBLR-jrnuE m O N T ti O tl K MOIES IM PEACHED. ' The South Carolina Legislature has mpeacbed Judge Montgomery Moses for malfeasance in office, for bribery, for embezzlement of the publio funds and for nonfeasance in office. The following are the articles of impeach -mnt, as taken from the Columbia Union-Herald : The house began the consideration of the private c ilendar, but was inter rupted by the privilege question of the impeaehment of Montgomery Moses. Mr. Elliott, from the committee to prepare articles, reported. Article 1 charges that he did, in October, 1874, obstruct, delay and hinder the due execution of the law in said county, by refusing to allow the grand jury of tbe faid county to make a presentment to oaid court, touching their investigations into the violations of law in, and the official conduct of the public officers of, said tlbunty; and by discharging thu said grand jury while they stood ready to make such presentment, and while the foreman of aid grand jury was expressing the wish" of said jury to submit to the court tie said presentment, Article 2 c arges that he has, at various times and places, corruptly demanded money at the hands of liti gants in the circuit courts of the said seventh judicial circuit in payment of det isious ou cases heard before him, an 1 also at the ha'uds of public officers whose accouuts he was by law re quired to audit and approve for pay uieut, as a consideration for his ap proval of the accounts of said officers, aud especially did so corruptly demand the payment to him of money for the aporovai of euch accounts at Laurens C. 'H. on the day of October, 1873, and at Newberry in 1874. Article 3 charges that he has, at various times and places, corruptly demnuded and unlawfully received and a;-propriated to his own use, from officers of the circuit courts of the -said seventh judicial circuit, public monies by law entrusted to their care and custody, promising aud agreeing to interpose his judicial power and authority to protect and ecreen them from I he respousibility aud punish ment. Article 4 charges that he has wil fully neglected to pel form the duties of Hid office w.th reasonable diiigetce, thereby causing grt-at delays in th transaction of the judicial business of his said circuit.and causing great loss, damage aud inconvenience to suitors, jurors and witnesses before the courts over which he presided. Article 5 charges that he has, at various times and ilaces, willfully and perversely neglected and refused to perform the duties of said office by failing and refusing to sign orders sub mitted to him for his signature by the consent and agreemeut of the parties to the suits in which such orders were demanded and pending in his said courts. Article 6 charges that he has, at various times and places, ar bitrarily aud peremptorily -ordered aud compelled public officers sworn to a faithful performance of their duties as such public of ficers to violate the law by the issuance of evidences of public indebt edness contrary to thojplaiu require ments of the statutes prescribing and regulating their duties. Article 7 chargas that he has, at various times aud places, widully, perverseiy and corruptly neglected aud refused to perform honestly ai.d prop erly the duties of his said office iu this, viz: Passing orders for the payment of certain parties, their claims iu full amounting to five tuonsi'jd dollars or more, while other crediters were paid only about sixteen cents ou the dollar, who were equally as well eutitled to the payment of t.ieir claims, out of a certain tax levied to pay the past in debtedness of Newberry county. The story of the wanderings of Eruest Gowdy.the precocious thirteen-year-old who mysteriously disappeared from his home in Scitico, Conn., last September, is by no means an unro m iutie one. The alarm oceasioued Ly the disappearance of the boy was se rious and widespread, and the mystery threatened to become as dark aud as deep as the Charlie Ross case itself. Notwithstanding all tue terrible ru mors that were in circulation during his absence, the boy got back under tho pateTnai roof on iaturday, safe and tfouud, aud there dt scr.bedhis travels, tlis motive for going away, he says, was a desire to see the world. With a $1,000 bid iu his pocket he left his home and went to New York, and thence set sail for Savannah. Fiuding that his money was getting scarce, he be gin to exercise his Yankee ingenuity by pedlling polish, pictures, looking glasses and clocks, making 600 in ten weeks. Peddling getting dull, he went to work in a restaurant, where he was struck over the head by a big buck negro with a baking-dish, which left a big scar. The boy had him arretted and ssnt to the peniten tiary. While in Savannah the boarding house was burned and he lost his stock in trade, including his savings for sev eral months. Then he went to Charles ton and went to peddling polish again. He was soon afterwards arrested by a "big, black, burly negro policeman, who made arrangements for sending him home. "Iu Savannah," says the boy, "I found that a white mau was rs good as any one, but in Charleston tha negro is a little the bet." He seemed by no means anxious o come home when the officer took charcre of him, though he showed no disposition to get away from him. He was picked up in unarieston just in tne nick of time, for he had engaged to go on a voyage to the Went Indies. Tho de light of Earnest's people at home when he arrived was well worth wit nessing, ine old tolks laughed and cried all night long, and the vounc; st rs were as happy as joy could make tliem. Ine boy comes nome heartv and happy, evidently not appreciating the distress he has caused his parents, but Jookmg back with glee upon the good time he has had. A man does not know what he mar lo until he is tried. I came of honest stock my parents were honest. I would u'vt btca!. T hnve fan'ts". but t'sy lie in a d iiVr. nt direct on. Jt' i.cif rii SiDhuij Sermon. "He who steals juy puro st-a!a trash; but he who robs me cf my good name en riches not himoelf, but makes me poor iudeed, is what Gen. Othello said when he suspected M. Casaio of "nest hid ing." Ergo, it is lss crimiual to steal a man's purse than his peace of mind. -Boston Post. General Kobert E. liee wrote in 1867: "I believe every one who has in vestigated the afflictions of the Federal prisoners is of the opinion that they were incident to their condition as prisoners of war, acd to the distressed state of the whole Southern country, and ar they were fully shared by the jJonf derate prisoners in Federal prisons."! Henri Joseph. Guillareiui Futon, the French litterateur and Aocademician, is dead. The lynching of a murderer in West Virginia some time ago, aud the nar row escape of his female accomplice from a similar fate, created not a little excitemeut at the time, and a local paper describes the w-etched condi tion of the woman who is now in jail awaiting trial. It will be remembered that the victim of the murder was the woman's husband, she having en tered into a conspiracy with her para mour to dispose of him: "Sue is be yond doubt the most wretched female ever inc irceratedin the jail at Barbors- v lie. Toberd- ath would be a most welcome messenger, hut her guilt Btained heart has not tbe cou ae to erjgge.it suicide, and did she entertain such a thought her hands would be too cowardly to rssU t in the self-murder. By day gory -stained phautomj flit be fore her gaz, while her sleep is ac c impauied with dreains of skeletons, aud fiends dance around her bedside, their mocking laugh deriduicr her for the assassination of her husbaud. When asked a few days ago what troubled her most, 'the past or the future," she answered the . h'oriib'e patt.' She pces up and down herhtrougly-barred room wihbing for death, aud occasion ally dashes her bauds into her eyes as if to keep from her gze the awful scenes attending the ery of her husbaud. in flesh o such an impiisoument as to inhuman butch She lias wasted extent since her present the ap- pearance of an animated skeleton, her appetite has deserted her, her mind is ou the ve.ge of losing its sway, and terrible iudeed must be her expecta tions respecting the issue of her ap proaching trial for murder." - It is little more than six years since Geo. Peabody died, and already t ?nof the commodious and subs' aotial dwelling houses he bequeathed to the workingmen of London have risen in the metropolfs, all, save one, beii-g completed and occupied. The first, built in Spitaiields and completed during the life-time of Mr. Peabody, has ninco been followed by tut erec tioo of niue others in various parts of the city. Auother is now ia course of bnildinr,and promises to be the Wgf of alt, for it stands on five acres of ground, and affoids a site for thirty -six blocks. In the aggregate the popula tion of Peabody's buildings is not less than ten thousand persons. What he population will be in tho course of twenty years might be calculated by an easy sum. The amount left by Mr. Peabody, with the object of providing 'improved dwellings for the poor of London, was $2,500,000. This is a capital sum laid out in an investment returning a certain moderate but safe interest, which interest, as it accumu lates, becomes available for the build ing of dwellings; and theHe will them selves, in the rungical manner peculiar to compound inter tst.add further sums to the capital. Each of the ten house is a substantial building of twelve blocks, and, taking the averae of four in each family, will supply hous room for about one thousand persons. In each block there are twenty-two tene ments, a few consisting of one rojm, some of two, and many of three, but each absolutely self-contained, and all as private as need be. Each of the. tenements is well provided with all manner oi conveniences, xuere are a few simple rules enforced ia the build ings, but they are designed 6imply in the interests of order and cleanliness, and for the general good of the little community. Peabody's buildings never have any empty rooms. At the present moment the one on South wark street has upon its books three hun dred applicants over and above the available accommodation. The tenants are strictly of the laboring classes, it being an unpiinted rule of the place that no man earning morethau twenty iive, or at most thirty, shillings a week is eligible for admission. Nothing else is required of an incoming tenant further than a voucher of his respecta bility, generally sought at the hands of his employer. Madame .Jarranschek has been having a hard time of it in Austrialia. It ap. pears that she made a contract for a six weeks' engagement at Sidney, at the theatre of which James Allison is manager. She played twice, when she took a terrible cold and became ill. With her usual spirit she insisted, on playing, until she fainted on the stage. Then she was forced to take to her bed. Then Allison sued for $3,000 damages, and a drunk .-n agent whom they had discharged also sued them for a like amount. Allison's suit was brought against her manager. Pilot, as the Madamt's husband (which he doesn't happen to be), by a mi -take. It now became necessary for Pilot to put up cash security, but it happened, unfortunately, that they had not taken any large sum from this country. What she made in America in the last tour she had invested in bonds and de posited here. So it became necessary to put up some of her magnificent jewels as collaterals, which she did, in order to keep Pilot out of prison. The arrest was in October, and the trial was aet for November. They went to Melbourne, and did roorly i there, and, when Pilot returned to Sid naj, he was horrified to find that Alii son had procmred a continuance of the ca.se to this month, and had then left for the United States. As it was nee essary now for tbe Madame to go to Europe, and as the only bail they could give was one of cash or jeweli- Pilot concluded, in order to save the ,000, to surrender himself to the sheriff. This he d'd. after arrmging for the Madame's departure for Lon don. She will probably reach London at the end of thi. moutb, and will then go direct to her villa at Darm3tadt. In the meantime, Pilot remains a prisoner at Sidney until the set day for his trial. The Lippiucotts will soon publish a life of Stonewall Jackson, from the pen of Miss S. N. Randolph, of Virginia. Mrs. Jackson nas assisted Miss It. in furnishing biographical material, and the work will, doubtless, be the best yet given to the public, relative to the life of this Christian soldier and pat riot. Afliinistrator's Ho lice. I- ETTKBH K ADMINISTRATION On the J etitat ol tho la'e M AKY J. PHIOK b&v lu. been granted tut underfignej by the Judge of r htaj !' tbe County of New wauo. ver, all ersens having cUun against said de cedent are ht-rebr nutiS. to exhibit the asm to the nnjer.igue on or betoie tbe 12c.ldayof January. A. i , 1ST7 , . J. K. BROWN,. ., Adaiinutratar. Wilmington, Jan. 13 w-6w : Ammoniated Bone IPliospliate. THIS SO VERY POPULAR GUANO Is now offered again for sale, and we call the attention of the Planters t the same. The Manufacturers wid keep a stock in Wil mington with us aud we are in a position to make Liberal rX'orms of Settlement. i'HIS ARTICLE HAS BEEN TRIED FOR THE AST SIX YEARS AND THER WAS Never a Complaint Made as to Its Good Qualities. Apply for Pamphlets and Prices to RAW BONE SUPER PHOSPHATE. The past year Las everywhere fertilizer. dded As a RENOVATOR OF WORN OUT LAND It has no superior. Its merits have been recognized by the best farmers of every section ol the country. Iu North Carolina and the adjacent States it has always stood very high, aud on COTTON, CORSy ASD TOBACCO, And other staples it has largely increased the growth aud enriched the soil We haee sold this celebrated manure for several years with unbounded confidence iu its value; aud we again offer it as one of the VERY BEST AND RIO ST RELIABLE FERTILIZERS EVER 3ryVI UlwVOTTJlSTill) REMEMBER THE NAME. Be Sure -to Ask for WHANN'S RAW BONE SUPER PHOSPHATE VICK Ac 31EBANE, JJsTa.n-u.fa.ot.Tirer's Agents. - WILMINGTON, N. 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Pub- iishe t hy p Nm teailter& Oo,i6 Walke- streef.New ork. sent FUSE to Kll nirts of the United States uii receipt oi a letter stamp WANTED Aohktb for the be t selling Sta tionery Packr.ces in tue world. It contains hftecn sheets of veiie--, fifteen Envelope, e-'lden Pen, Pen-holler, Pencil, Patent Yard, Measure, nn l a piece of Jeweiiy, Single package, with pair ofeivgaut jrold st e Sleeve Buttons, port diM, 25 c!s. Stor 1. The package has been examined hy the publisher of i hk ejoir &KAL ana ioniiu us repres" n'c (-woi th toe money. aU'hes ieu away to ! gents. ircu"ars I'ee. KRI DE & no, 769 Broad war, New York. For COUGHS, COLDS, HOARSENESS, And All Throat Diseases, SUse WELLS' CARBOLIC TABLETS. PITT UP ONLY IN BLUE RXE. A TRIED AND SURE REMEDY. JOHNSTON, HOLIjOWAY Jfc O-J, Phila, Pa. HO 173 CEO PATH IC Veterinary Practice. works on tht subject, glTing con i.e and piwiniy ritten Inst' uctions tor tho treatment of all crJmwv m m n-s of all ' omestic Ani mals, are constantly kept in sfrck, toeelht'r with appropriate Medicine Chests. These books are sp cially written tor tne ' armeir, Stock Raiser or Livery Stabh-mcn's nee, avoiding as tar as ros-ible. all technicle terinp. For des criptive Price List send stamp to the Baltimore Homeopathic Pharmacy, 135 West Fayelte street, fbl-4w BOEK1CKE & T4FEU, Proprietors. $1,200 PBOPir ON $100 Made any day in Puts and Oilis. Invest ac cording to your means 10, f0 or IOO m Stock Prlvliegrs, hai hioaut a unali fortnnr to the careful investor. We a lvisi- when and tow to operate safely. Book with full irfor ma'ion sent free. Address r.1rs hy nail aEd telegraph t. BAXTER & CO. - tebl lyj Brokers ana Haulers, 17 Wl sr. s v. GREAT BARGAINS in The balance of ourJStock of ENGLISH GUfS ?e will ofl'er at; IMPORTATION PRICES. Likewise our Stock at REVOLVE US. A full 8irt,meni on hand of Jtxir t riiljjj-csss, ,l?ovrloi Flasks, SliotJBoltfss. ENGLISH POCKET CUTLERY, andj TABLE CUTI.EKY AT KATHANIELPJACOBrS HARDWARE DEPOT, WO. O MARKET ST. loc' lie Best MonseMflOil mine World C. WEST & SONS4 ALADDIN SECU, RITY OIL. Warranted 130 Oe;rei Fire Test Endorsed by the Fire Insurance Oompaniet. JO" Kead the following enrtizcate. selected from many others. Howard Firs Ims. Co: o B altihobb, December 83, 1S74. J ileitrt. C- WettSt Son: Gentlemen Havins mi the Triou oils fold n rhis city fcr illumi- nating pnrpoees. I take pleasure in recom mending year "Aladdin Security" asthe aafe&t and beet ever need in oar household. Yours Unly, (Signed) ANPitEW KEESE, Pres't. tr-IT WILL NOT EXPLODE8 Ask your Storekeeper for it. Wholesale Depot. C: WEST ASONs- ' 1 13 , 115 W . Lombard Street, Baltimore ep laod 6m TiTT Tf! Pi llil ill! VICE & MEBANE. to the great reputation of this renowned crop producer and Sugar House Molasses. 250 Hhds and Bbls S. For 84 le bv H.Mola8ses; KERCHNKR & CALDER It AOS. CORN, CORN, GOHN. 4,000 Bushels Corn; For gale by KERCHNKR & CALDE '.I BR JS. Bacon, Salt and Flour. 75 Boxes D. S. Sides atd Shoulders; 25 Boxes Smoked Sides and Shoul ders; 4..QP0 Sacks Salt; GOO Bbls Flour; For tale by KERCHNKR A CALMER BROS. Soap, Nails, Candles. M &c. Jj X1UXJUJ 150 Boxes Soap; 200 Kegs Nails; 100 Boxes Candles; 250 Bags ShQt; Lye, Potath, Candy, Ac. For Sale by KKRi HNER & CALDER BBOS. feb2.i SSJ JURIES. 5( 0 Ton Peruvian Guano; 300 Tons Eureka Gnano; 10,000 Bushels Prime White Corn: 300 Bbls Planting Potatoes; 300 Bbls Sugar, all grades; 150 Boxes Laundry and Toilet Soup; 200 Bags Coffee; 800 Bbls Flour; 250 Boxes Candles; 00 Kogs Nails; 50 Boxes Cheese; 10 ) Bbls and Box. s Crackers; For s le by WILLIAMS Sl MURCKISON. Molasses, Molasses. 200 Hhd- New Crop Cuba Molatees; 100 Bbls New Crop Cuba Molasses; 25 Tea Nt w Crop Cuba Molasses; 50 I'uucheons EDglifch Island Mo liisses; 100 Bbla 8. BT. Syrup; 25 Hhds S. H. Syrup; For Bale by WILLIAMS feb2) tf & MURCHISON. ECRU JLVCEH, Ecru ieck-Ties, AT WILLIAM FYFE'S, Exchange Corner. CL9SH& OUT BALA ft E up. MBRGIDERIES AtReduced Prices- feb'20 tf rnlted rope. of any Cor respondence nYiNM i i the Kiiir"i-h nt loreign iHtitiuatr--, with InrentoTS. auoiiicjp at trf"' hire ti.l fhel- .-ae- rcie t-d in lhe h-nda or nl oMier :iritorr, 8;ec!ailv wan imo 0'hr t"rnv. In mjecttd c( mr fees are rpa)iiah -. m:ii uu chree is nia'e nnlesswe nre snccesflui. INVENTORS you want a patent, Bpnrl ur a model or sketch and a full des cription of your Inven tion. We will rn&ke an examination at tbe tion. We will it Patent Offiee, an will send you pap Patent Offipp anrl if w think it ixwentai"0 will send you papers and advice, and" prosecute your case, urn-1 mm vour case i inr te In oroinarv caee - ral or written in all matter reiai- ing to Patents.Pat- eiit 1-rSW, tXC., Referenoef lion M D 1-eeeett, ei-Ccmmi- ioner ol" Patents, Cleveland. hio ; O H Kel- lair fiaitaiv fir thn "Va.tmr.ftl Grange. Lotiicville, Ky.; Hoa Jas Oaey, lte Chief Jus'iee U S k)urt of Olaiuif, Wahington. -.-end M snip lor our -Gui;e for Obtaining Patents," a b-ok of fit! paeei". Ai.dref I.OUIS BAUCEH & CO., Soli citor of Patents, Washington, D. O. jan3tr JglOR SALE. A TRACT OF LAND Ivinjr on Duff's Creek, in Kockfish towrfhlp, near KocuHsh : open land enough to make one hundred birred ot" corn a year ; the farm is in fl o.-der; - marl bed extern "ip ove' ten or tifen seres through tha middle of in '"arm. and pretty (rood bn-!ding- ro efdea thren. Tho marl Is b.ttor thi ie manure or cotton seed This trek6f ana w lour an i Mi, -half ml'es off tbe Drplin r-o and three ml'es oft' T aihey's Depot, on tne west ride or tte railroad. febl Bditwitt JACOB T. YOUNG- . H W W