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WILMINGTON, N. C.f FRIDAV MARCH 31, 1876. x Mi i: viiiisi rv 11 o w i x TKV$TKl;8 WERE lil-KUT ;! The Torchlight admits that in ita article in reference to the University, it may have U3.d "words tbat would have been avoided in more careful writing." It also very frankly ex presses ita readiness to withdraw what ever words it has used injudicou ly end whatever f-tutements it baa made under wrong impressions. Indeed the writer of the article in q-tca-liou declare. himself to have oi.ee been a student at the TJimer.--i ty and still to be ita unvary ing oiid arm-st friend, and protentt that lie does not intend to be drawn iuzo aiiy eoimovt r: y tnat may pia him v.j ou tlu.u.taud aa a witness nguin Lis alma 'mater. We are truly iMaa to fiud the writer in the Torchlight to be a friend and not an neniy to the University, and we promise him he will ever find th Joubn'Al redv to co-operate with him most heartily in bringing to light and in curug any detects there may be in ita mauitgement and conduct. We say this candidly and frankly. But before we conclude this article we wish to correct a misapprehension in regard to the manner of electing the present Board of Trui tees. The ' lorchlight says: "We heard in Raleigh that the present Board of Trusteed were mainly selected by some two or three gentle men. Doubtless they did the beet they could. It is possible to make a better board. We do not fauc that way or selecting mem. The facts of the case are briefly these: Certain gentlemen from differ ent parts of the State, some half dozen perhaps then in Raleigh, who had long and zealously labored for the restoration of the University did, after a 'careful canvass of the State, make out a list of gentlemen whose position, intelligence and influence and whose devotion to its interests pointed them out as proper to be made Trustees of the University. This list embraced members of every religious denomina tion and of every political party in the State. By the time the list was com pleta a dictum or opinion of the Su preme Court was found intimating that a Trustee of the University was an ,,of ficer," and as under our constitution a man cannot hold two officee, it necessi tated the striking from the list a good many ntmes, at least four Judges of the Supreme Court for example and . several members of the Legislature, some of them known to be among the most devoted friends cf the University in the Htate. When the day appointed for the election arrive ', it was realized that the Legislature had quite an ele phant on ita hand?, for the reason tbat - there ware G-L Trustees to bo elected and to be elected viva voce by a joint vote of both Houses. A factious mi nority might have made the election an almost interminable proceeding. Objection was made, too, that a "slate' had been fixed up by parties, not members of the Legis lature, to control the selection of Trus tees. Some confusion followed, that bodetl not well for the struggling Uni versity, in the midst of which it hap pened to strike some one that as there were 61 Trustees and 8 Con gressional Districts it would simplify matters if it was agreed to elect 8 at a time and to permit the members from each Congressional District to caucus and nominate 8 Trustees. This arrangement v;ts at once agreed to by the members of the Legislature and without consultation with special friends of the University who were not members. The writer of this well remembers the di.smay he felt when told of the agreement, for he saw at once and calred attention to the fact thatif ad hered to it would enable the Radicals to appoint negroes as Trustees in the First and Secoud Congressional districts But ol jtction and protest from those not members uvniled nothing. The several caucuses were held and nomi nations made and confirmed that smashed into fragments the "slate' that had been carefully prepared with the utrnot regard to every interest and in its stead substituted the present Board. These are the facts of the case and in stating them we speak not Irora hearsay. mi. : - - it m ... . iue wtuer in rue lorcnuniu, in whom we now re-jognize an old and esteemed friend, is mistaken in think ing the election of the present Board m . i a . . ci lrustees was c mtroiieu "by some two or three gentlemen." EDITOIIIAL GnHlENTS FHOH WASHINGTON. Major Engelhard writes as as follows from Washington: MESSRS. SCATHES AND YBATKS. On Thursday last two of our Repre sentatives made their first speeches of the session in the Hons. General Scales, who was a member before the war. had been heard there in tbat churuber, but Major Yeates "fleshed his maiden flword." It was a proud day for North Carolina, G' ueral Scales spoke from manu script, a well-considered, able and convincing argument, upon the abases of the government, especially in its treatment of the Indians. Temperate, considerate, well-written and well tpnken, the t poech i? justly regarded us one of the best delivered daring the s.-Kfi.:n. It has added greatly to his already leading position in the House. M-jor Yeates took the House by storru. Laboring under severe indis position, and securing the floor during the latter part of the day, after , the me in b rs we e worn down from many hours of continuous discussions, he began under serious difficulties. Rising superior to them, however, in a few minutes he filled the vacated chairs and secured undivided atten tion from the members, the lobbies and the crowded galleries. Impetuous in manner, clear an I forcible in statement and conservative in sentiment, he arraigned the Repub lican party in one of the most masterly speeches ever heard in the House. There was a freshness in the manner and matter which won the attention aid sympathy of all, and the speaker was continually interrupted with the most rapturous applause. The fact tha- the Chairman forgot to stop him at the end of his hoar, and that no one raised the point of order, is a com pliment seldom paid to a speech, when so many are desirous of being heard, and a speaker's time is watched with suoh a jealoas eye. These two speeches have done much to add to the fine- reputation already acquired by our North Carolina dele gation. Indeed in both Honses no State has more reason to be proud of her representatives. When our peo ple learn to appreciate her public men as they deserve, we will find that their influence will be extended and the State will be the gainer. THK PTXjOTAGK LAWS. There has been a desperate effort made before the Committee on Com merce of the House of Representatives to repeal the law requiring compulso ry pilotage on coastwise vessels. The i ffort has received a decided check re cently by the committee concluding to j report adversely, but a number of New England vessel owners are now in Washington using 9very -effort to get the committee to reconsider their de termination in the matter. Our immediate Representative, Hon. A. M.Waddell, has been untiring in his efforts to defeat the bill, having sub mitted several able arguments before the committee, which have had great influence with them. In connection with Messrs. Goode of Norfolk, and Heatridge of Savannah.he has been in defatigable in the matter. Senator Ransom also has been faith ful to the promise he mode the pilots last summer in his speech to them, He has brought to bear his great in' fluenco upon the members of the com mittee, and will continue to do all he can to defeat the bill before the com mittee and in the House. We assure our friends who who have this matter at heart that their interest could not be in better hands. We feel well satis fied now that the bill will not pass. It often hanoens that the ink with which old records were written, upon either paper or parchment, has faded and rendered the characters entirely undecipherable. It is well therefore to know tbat snob writings may easily be rendered legible by moistening the paper with water and then passing over the line in writing a brash wbicl has bben dipped in a solution of fuI phide of ammonium. The writing will immediately appear quite darkin color, and this color, in the case of parch ment, it wi'l preserve. Records which were treated in this way in the Ger manic Museum in Nur9mburg ten yeai s ago are still in the same condi tion as immediately after the appli cation of the process. On paper how ever the color gradually fades again, but it may be restored at pleasure by the application of the sulphide. The explanation of the action of this sub stance is very eitr.ple: the iron which enters into the composition of the ink is transformed by the reaction into the lilnck sulphide. Some idea of what a nice soft plact the Presidency of the United .States is may be obtained from the f liowing annual expenditures for the White House: Fifty thousand dollars' salary; a private secretary at $3,500; an n ststant private secretary at 2,500; two clerks at $2,300; a Stewart at 2,000; a messenger at $1,200; a furnace keeper 8 1 $861; a night watchman at $900: an usher at $1,200; two doorkeepers at $2,400. But this is not all. The con tingent expenses, including stationery, are $6,000; tha annual repairs cost $10,000; the annual refurnishing, $10, 000; fuel for executive mansion and greenhouse, $T,000; lights and fix tures, lamps and gas-fittings, $10,000; official postage stamps, $600 making in all about $116,000 a year. The ex penses under other former administra tions have been scarcely one -half what they are now. Thin is "Grant-ism." The Louis rille Courier-Journal draws this neat distinction: "The pol itician is an actor. The jourmilidt is critic. The one makes speeches and sometimes laws. The other dissects these. Without the press there would be no restraint upon thelaw-makingor administrative pawer. Undoubtedly the press is of ten conducted in a weak, time-serving, ignorant and unjust Way, and of course there are as many cor rupt and foolish politicians'. But lit tle is to be feared from this class. It can do no-lasting harm. Its censure is as worthless as its praise, and, as it commonly uses the one as untbought edlv and as indiscriminately as the other, the man who is blamed by it to day may be extolled by it to morrow.' TKONXFOKX itlctJ Ell EE, KQ. A correspondent of the Charlotte Observer says: In canvassing the various candidates mentioned in connection with the ap proaching State election, we are grati fied to see the name of that pure patriot and courteous gentleman, Montfort McGehee, of Person, sug gested as a suitable candidate to be our Lieutenant Governor, and to pre side over our Senate. Polite and affable in his manners, upright and above suspicion in his dealings, frank - and manly m his bearing, there is not a man in the State who possesses in more eminent degree the qualities that lit him for the important trusts and high duties incident to the office we have mentioned. The Observer heartily endorses what its correspondent says, and de clare3 Mr. McGehee to be a gentleman gifted with a strong mind, possessed of extensive information, an effective speaker, a stainless patriot and a sue cessful farmev. Mr. McGehee deserves all of this and more too. We know tf no man in North Carolina who possesses more, of the elements that deservedly command honor and respect than Montfort McGehee. Born with a good mind, he has improved it by years of close study and careful reading and by travel at home and abroad; a good lawyer and a successful farmer, he has yet found time to attain a rare degree of literary culture; well versed in his torical studies, especially curious in everything pertaining to the history of his own State, ho is also thoroughly familiar with the politics of the country, past as well as present. But superior to these all, great in -degree and admirable in kind as they are, is the spotless parity of the man's pri vate life. Those who know Montfort McGehee know that in saying this we use not the language of exaggeration. The allegation or insinuation the idea has been put in a dozen different forms that the Belknap corruptions began with Mrs. Belknap, and that she received the first money from the sale of the post-traderships, is badly damaged says the Savannah Morning Arew by the fact that the receipt tr the express company which delivered the first money forwarded by Marsh i signed by W. W. Belknap. Marsh, to be sure, insisted before the com mittee that he paid the first money to Mrs. Belknap, but he was much dis concerted when the chairman informed him that the express company's re ceipt was signed by the Secretary of War. Marsh says he thought this ar rangement would disgrace the Belk naps, if it was known, though he did not thiuk it was criminal. That is, he thought it was right to bribe a Caoinet officer if he could do it with out detection. Beiccr a cood R,i;i there is nothing extraordinary iu Marsh's line of reasoning. OrvilJe 'irant didn't oven think there was anv disgrace in his brother, the President, furnishing him with any number of post-traderships to farm out to who ever would give him the best divide. A Washington dispatch says: "Mr. Cockling now gives out that he will not consent to a recouc liation with Blaine until blaiie gets up in the House and publicly declares that in caning (jonkliug a "turkey cock" he meant no disrespect to either party none to Conkling, because tbo turkey oock was recommended by Franklin as our national symbol, aud none U the tnrtey cock, because it i agreed ou all hands that Conkling is th bf auty vue oeuate. xne man who made that "dispatch" is a wretch 1 Isn't he now ? For the benefit of those seeking post traderships, says the Washington Re- publican, it mav be interesting for them to know tbat "no vacancies are known at the War Department, and that the new Secretary of War has or dered that in order to secure the po sition the trader must be recommended by the council of administration at the post. The counoil of administrKtioh is a majority of the officers of the post, and the field of peculation is thus transferred from Washington." Time was when if there ere no vacancies con venient they could easily be made, that s if "brother Orvil" was ouVol a job, and then it was tbat the held of pecu lation was not transferred from Wash ington. Poor Grant. The other morning, 6ays the Knpx ille Press and Herald, a huuband escorted his wife to one of the depot?, that she might start on a visit to the country, to be gone six week, aud as she was about ready to enter the cir, he said: "Dear m?, but won't I be lonesome though !" "I rather think yon will," she responded, in a ur, cutting tone, "for -I have arranged with six women, four poiictmeu, and two detectives to keep an eve o:i you!" He smiled, but it was a sad smile. James H. Harriss "of color" figures as a full blown delegate for the State at large to. the Cincinnati Radical National Convention while Major W. A. Smith the probable candidale for his party for Lieutenant Governor is obliged to content himself with the humble position of alternate. Qiuvre: t tbii poetic justice ? Remembering now ino Major's white stomach tn -ned at the negro civil rights bill, this put ting him behind a negro looks .sus picious. Hat her rough on this en im- pion of the white race to niuke him heir to a negro's old shoes, wasn 5 it ? The Jackson (MiKsisbippi) Clarion says: "The crim of which A nts has been impeached are more runic- rous and more heinous thau he had been chargtd with before the election. 'I I . . smsim n ...... . f -i ' -. iu -ujixih loo nave succeeued in ei thing a vast .-.mount of official ruption. As the invebtignsiou impartial and searching, it is not to be supposed that the ch rgea are in capable of proof. H.s c mviction must therefore follow as certain as the night me uay. un-jor-was The Wheeler exploring party carries with it a photographer, whose "busi ness it is to take views of striking landscapes and other objects of inter - est fcin the localities they traverse. Some of these views are very striking and beautiful. A number of them have been expensivelv monntarf one hundred and ten volumes of them bound up for the Secretary of Wai. The volumes are bound in half Tar key, and cost for binding alone $1,296 and were distributed to the Secretary's : a r ... . pnva.e inenas. AH that, says the Nashville American, is the way the money goes. a. Kaa rto.y comes from the wilds of Illinois to the effect tnat thrte ur pimn children of tbo late Auguttiu-s N. Du-ktus, brothei of Chajles F. Dick ens, have b.'eu fouDd there iu sue ut ter destitution that they have been taken into the home of an aged couple to prevent their being sent to the poor tiouse. As Eli Perkins tells the Btory mjtb tue oavauuah Morni very likely it i't true There ia a ing JVeivs, new complication in the matter of filling the vacant Louisiana senatorship. Governor Kellogg now holds tbat he baa- no power to fill the vacancy unless the office had once been rilled ai d the vacancy had been caused by death, rtsiguat!ou or otherwise. If he perseveres in tbns cousti uicg tLe law, the e ection of a Senator will probably go over to the next Legislature. a or A photographer of Lyons. France, is credited with a discovery of immense importance- It is nothinc less th.n - 1 I m . meiuoa oi photographing color uniurHUT colored piour. ThA nspfnlnaaa t XI ""'""w hue process in science will be vastly increased by this uow application of it. while a hr nemis opened in the region of art. The reproduction of landscapes with their natural coloring, and of the paint ings of the old masters, instantly ma. gests itself. No more occasion for deftly "retouching" photographic like nesses with the artist's brush. Tho who do not like their " complexion can paint before they sit. What has become of Kilpa trick' He went to Washington to testify in refer ence to that Butterfleld bribe, but h met senator Frehnghuysen at the cap itol, and he immediately took theaext train. Put Mr. Frelinghnysen on the tend, says the Baltimore Gazette, and let him tell what he has don with the witness. Good ideaj . The Boston Poist Kays that the joy le ot. iioms Utobe Democrat over the result of the New Hampshire eleo- uou indicates a belief on the part of its editor that another such . victory would get bim out of the penitentiary. Anecu!cago7er-.Oceansay8: "The Republican party is in a fair way to get rid of its thieves. If it could do as mnoh with its fools the country might Dreatne easier." But when the fools anil tU V x , . . W wo goi ten rid or. who would be left ! That's the trouble t Inveatlg-ation, Legislation, Afrl canlzation, Kxhalaliuu and Starvation. From Oar Keg. ilar CoTeepon2enc Washington, Ma.ch 27. The events of the week, from a Washington standpoint, may be told in very few words. The distinguished exile, Marsh, returned from Canada with his memory steeped in oblivion. When he first appeared before the judiciary committee he remembered very little that he had told the com mittee on war claims two weeks before, but, under a crucial eross-exaininatiou) he was compelled to divulge his knowl edge of the fact that Belknap was cog nizant of the criminality of his rela tions with the post traders, at least, is early as 1872. This evidence will effectually divest Gen. Belknp of the plea that he received the monev inno cently, through his wife, supposing it to come from an investment of hers made prior to their marriage. Impeachment proceedings will be instituted uext week, and it is believed by many that if the ex-S-cretary is not success! ul in a plea to the iurisdiction of the Senate denying ' their right to impeach a citizen ex officio, he will plead guilty at once. This will of coarse very much simplify and abro- viate tne impeachment business and enab"e Congress to give more time to legislative work. Mr. Marsh ia his testimonv to-dav entirely exonerated Mr. Clymer from the charge, (which however was never seriously believed) that he (Mr. Cly mer) had been the cause of Marsh's o vuu xxis ev. deuce proves that Mr. Ciymer so far from alarming him. to uso Marsh's lan guage, "pacified him, aud was in no way the cause of his flight. Early during the present wc bill was Introduced in the House mak ing it a . eual offence to assess trov ernment employes for election purposes and was the occasion of au acrimonious debate in which Mr. Biaine again ap peared in his stereotyped roll of bully and parliamentary trickster, and after he had paralyzed the bill with amend ments, rendering it practically non efficient, it was passed It will be re membered that some time ago then was a p ocla-nation to the effect that no government employe should be assesst d for election purposes, but the chairman of the National Republican Committee, who is iu perfect accord with the administsatiou, still prose cutes the assesaments, and woe to the toolisn employe who attempts to shield himself with the President's proclama tion. Since Senator Logan relieved him- se.f of bis long pent B.liimrsii?tf. against the press th i Seuate has con fined itself to .diguified dehafa nnr.n Senator Morton's bill changing the method of cornicing the vote for Pr;. dent aud Vic - President. Many members of ConarcHst , r . sick with urlu.nzi, and there i much complaint of the bad venti lation of the legislative ha!J. The giiileries, which are quite com modious, are always crowded with street Jaziroui, mostly colored, wiio make it a business to infest the gr.lleri.a of the IIoush nd infect the atino-jphci-e. i -onions, of tue gallery sre re-erved reapcMvcly for reporters ladies, th-.i diplomatic f'drru ntiil i i a f imili. i k i. w AAAiiir-n hi meiii Dors u Congress; but. at least tv..-tlntls f toespp.ee is opea for citizens, or iu ot ler words for the eotiveuierc j of tuo constituents of memoers who mav have come to Washington to seft amr.n other sights Congress iu session. Tney are, however, vrv frenuentlv pt:ih. ed from the portiou of the eallerv fit is called here the small-pox gallerv apart for them by the noisome horrid of street loafers who sleep and exhalo on the seats. A reso ution was intro duced in the House lust week to admit to tins gallery only those who hM tickets from members; this would haye given each member an opportu nity to favor his constituents when they come to Washington without peril to health, nd would also have gone far to purify the atmosphere in the House; but Mr. Conger of Michigan opposed the resolution in a few burn ing words about the rights of man and the injustice of class legislation, and the nuisance is .unabated. An almost invariable remark of visi tors, from the western, northern and miauie estates, is: "there seem to be a great many colored peop e in Wash ington," even visitors from the south say: "there are a great many negroes here," aud negroes express the opinion that there are almost as mauy colored people as plain in Washington. The reader can make his own inference as to the shade of our population Since the war, this city has been a kind of a negro paradise, I had a'lmost said hell They came from Maryland and' Virl gima, not singly, but in battalions during the regime of the Board of IVubiic Works, and oonntitntoi Snepard s constituency ; but, since the district has been deprived i f i t,0 r. Chise. mid rir nnKlin i -- ---- nuu.1 nave oeen Mispenueu, utijeiio'g occupation is gone, no moie do-s be vot; ho re mains in the city however, shucks oysters, b'acks boots, ply8 the razor and "waits on de table".- hnt 4 j HOK.JEKJ. VtATES The reocnt able p ech tf the Repre sentative from the First Congressional Dist rict, Hon. Jesse J. Yeates, seen is to have made a considerable flutter among the Republican members and press, and the efft-ct of his vigorous blows is thus plainly seen. The speech was so loudly oheered, and toe speaker so warmly congratulated that the Re publicans concluded to break its force by a reply from one of their leading orators! So the following day Gen eral Hurlbert, of Illinois, was selected for the purpose. He labored furiously, but his speech fell still-born after the impetuous and tolling blows from Major Yeates. Indeed during the delivery of Hurlberts speech, one of the moirt distinguished Re publicans of the House approached Major Yeates and sail while he could not endorse all he had uttered he thanked him for the generous and pa triotic st ntiments which pervaded his speech, adding that the champion of his owu putty theii on the floor was failing far short of the mark. Indeed Major Yeates has received the most hearty congratulations from all quarters, amoug others from New York's distingushei Senator Judge K ruau who w.s unstinted in his com mendation. In a few minutes after its close nearly twenty thousand copies of the speech were subscribed for, several thousand being ordered by telegraph by the Democratic Executive Commit tee of Connecticut. There was so much good sense, so much freshness and vigor and truth contained in it that it took the House by storm. It has placed Mjor Yeates 1 1 onca among the gifted speakers of the body. It w not to be wondered a' that the Republican press of Washington and elsewhere are endeavoring to counter act the effects of this speech, by at tack?, good uatured however, upon Major Yeates. But their jibes are pointless, and their humor unavailing before his pitiless blows, aud the fact that he was a Confederate soldier is finally the only auswer which is made to his merciless exposures of Repub lican shortcomings and crimes crimen not only against his iwn section, but sgainst a common coantrj. We, congratulate the people of his District yes.of the entire State, upon the possessiou of such a Representa tive so patriotic, so fearless, so able and 6o eloqueut. PIEKUKPU.T AXD XIIE PKCM- A Washington special to the New Orleans Times says: "The question of veracity between the Attorney General and the President is of the gravest na ture. The President says he never heard of the Attorney General's letter until he saw it iu print. The Attorney General on the other hand states posi tively that the letter was prepared at the request of the President, or rather at hi order. The Judiciary Commit tee will summon the President to testi- m h A - 1 a iy. irierrepont win proi.aoiy leave the Cabinet on thiij account, as he says that for some reason Grant has deter mined to disown his official acts." Commenting upon the issue of veracity between the President and his Attorney General referred to in the above special dispatch the Philadelphia 7V mes says: "Mr. Pierrepout is one of those unfortunate men who are al ways trying to put themselves right aud never quite succeeding. The worst muddle he has got into yet is about the letter which Babcock pub lished, ordering District Attorneys to let no guilty witness escape. He l as inspired the Associate 1 Press, half dozen times, to send out explanations for him. but the more he exDlains the more apparent he makes it that he is ashamed of his part in that business, xzis present care is to persuade the country that "there is not the slighte question of veracity" between him and Uraut about the letttr, aud that "their relation were nover of a morefneud y character tnan now. If Pierrepout can manage to maintain friendly reftr tioas with hi chi-sf uuder the circum stances, it is nobody's bu-uueas but his owu; but the public can form its own opiuiou upon the existence of a ques tion of veracity, and the most we can say is, thatwf it is the same storv that they are all telling, they have a prc- vokingly contradictory way of telling it.; HLVXSKS AND OllVIt, The proofs are 'abundant, says the New York Sun, various aud positive that Orvil Grant was a large office broker, trafficked in contracts and sold public patronage to the biggest bid der through his various advantages as brother of he President. That this busiuess was conducted on an exten sive scato-, and must have been very profitable, is - made manifest by the disclosures thus far before Mr. Clymer's committee, and by develop ments from other sources. With free access to information in all the depart partments, and especially in those wjuere tne practices of jobbery were most notorious, Orvil Grant enjoyed opportunities such as perhaps no other outsider possessed, and he seems to have utilized -them ia every possible way. The President's l ame awed al! oppo sition into silence, and opened doors which were closed by lw and the usages of the public service. If the President had not set the ex ample by his personal conduct in -aj - pointing men to scats iu the Cabinet from whom lie had received money, houses and other property; if he had net accepted valuable presents and re warded the donors with office and pre ferment; if he had not permitted Mrs. Grant and other members of his family to recive costly gifts and repay them with public honors and promo tion, suspicion would not attach to him as it now does iu connection with the corrupt transactions of his brother. But by scandalous disregard of all propriety and shameful abuses in his great office, the President has invited distrust of his motives, .created a be lief in the public mind that he is avaricious and venal, and justified the suspicions now largely entertained that he has personally shared in the profits of Otvil's job's, and in the speculations of various rings, whose chief have been nearest in his confi dence and favor. These conclusions are not derived from public rumor, which has been bu-y wi h the lo se habits aud looser ideas of General Graut since 18C9 They are estab lish d by testimony which is crushing. aud which may yet be followed by the gruvest consequences. - j The Washington National liepubli can says "there are more white Re publicans in North Carolina than in the entire South combined." As, all told, the Radical party has never polled 20,000 white votes in North Carcliua the positive declaration of the Republican speaks volumes as to the color of its party in the South. . The registered negro vote in North Carolina in 1863 was 80,927. The highest Radical vote ever given in the State, that for Caldwell in 1872, was 98,132, that is to say only 17,205 votes over their negro strength. This cal culation, counting as it does all fraud ulent negro votes and fraudulent white votes cast for their ticket as legal white votes, shows that the Radical' party cannot claim a v te beyond 20,000 as its white strength in North Carolina. Therefore if there are not as many white Radicals in all the South combined ns in North Carolina it follows that therebas been a wonder ful deal of cheating at the polls in other Southern States, which is just what we suspect is the truth. JY TELEGRAPH TO THE DAILY JOUKNAL WASIIIJiGTOJI. Washinoton, March 27-Senate The commissioner general of subsist ence asks" for a $300,000 deficiency appropriation to supply frontier posts.. Withers presented a petition from business men of Richmond against the repeal of the bankrupt law. Twenty-seven Union soldiers peti tiou for artificial eyes. Spencer moved the 4th of April be made a holiday for government em ployes to witness the unyeiling of the Lincoln statu-. Passed. Morton called up the Mississippi investigation resolution, and Chris tiancy offered a substitute, wbicli Mor accepted. The regular order was de manded when Morton moved to lay ii aside for the .Mississippi business. h hjmotiou was lost by a vote of 28 to 31. The consulate and diph matio ap propriation bill was ttkeii up when Mr. Sargent said the committee had declined to agree to .all the cutting down of the House and inserted amend ments restoring salaries out not ex pending any mora than has been ex pended in former years. About forty co -sulates bad been - abolished by the House, which the committee had restored. After executive session the Senate adjourned. House. After unimportant busiuess Payne moved to suspend thorules and piss his bill already telegraphed and known as the caucus bill. The vote resulted: yeas 81, nays 156. A motion for an evening session on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday of this week was passed. The House went into committee of the whole on appropriations for the deficiency in the bureau of printing and engraving. An amendment au thorizing the issue of not ovtr fifty millions of silver coin, was offered. No action resulted and the House ad journed.. . In the Supreme Court Judge Brad ley, in tne Urant parish cases, bus tained the order of the circuit court. Judge Bradley's arresting the ju dg ment upon the verdict is sustained and the causes remanded with instruc tions to discharge the defendants. Clifford dissented. The Kentucky election case is also decided adversely to the enforcement act. This was against two inspectors of election who refused to receive the vote of William Garner, au American citizen of Afri candescent. Justice Hunt dissented These opinions are very long and the arguments too close for condensation, lhe case of Chatham and wife vs, Norwell, collector, from Middle Ten nessee, was decided. This is a cotton tax case. The court Bays the govern ment has the right to decide the con ditions upon wmcn it will submit to a suit and parties aggrieved by illegal assessments mu t see to it that they ?omply with the provisions of the law. As there was no appeal taken from the assessment there could be no recovery. The committee on tomb stones for national cemeteries heard additional witnesses but will not make a final report until they hear Gen. Meigs, who is now in iiiUrope. The President and his Attorney General are not in discord on any subject whatever. Pierrt pont says Col, that Mr. Van Arnum while Commissioner of many oi tnem mannim .nK.i.i easier learned from the records of the police court. As a class they are im provident and incompetent; they will apply for work, in a half stn dition, but they have no sooner found a situation aud lined themsnl two or three sonare moola . ingtbe revivifying return of prospeii v xnere is no doubt hnt. that tV... .- . 1 . uoir in The Richmond (Va. ) Whia want to very large number of ! know, "With what grace can the Dem- I &osea deprived of work by the temper oorata of New Hampshire point to the rT.B,,8Pesloa the bureau of en- imprudent, when they selected a 'con- from females. imolorir,r rinn.. - H perbead anti-war Democrat' aa their S1" n Ppropriation for the regnmo- candidate for Governor ?" s fLn w, in this DureaiBt ud afford Miena anu tnose dependant on then an During the tpeech of Senator Kt.t- honorblecap from impending star- j . . wumuou is very sad iu piuiui. and mere is an effort to fix upon the present Congress the oppro brium of inhumanitv . n . J ' mo iinnwui iongress is in no way re sponsible for this condition nf tllinrvo and the opprobrium is reall witk fLl nartv tha. - j ' mio tuueuures and asv nma rt th . J. iu ay m xjemoeratio meeting in New iaven. Conn., last Thnrsdav nio-ht .n aunsion of the speaker to SecratAr Bristow was received with prolonged applause. It OOSta &2 WT vnin;m t AL. w "wvrvww rU IUU LIIH I in In, T h A a f - Hnti, n.Mi.-.. t . 1 1" , , . . " BV'cruHjens omces and -ucfcuiaiure, exclusive I wowuea tne civil service till there is of gas, stationery, coal and other hilla t ? ouI7 nothing for many of the em. ana the pay of the members. ao, dus untu they are acta- j wu o way. OLI-F.tMtI.tii:i OKTIOCKAX- ic AiiniMjinivriov. When Tbo mas Jefferson was Secre tary of State, Congress was taken with -a fit of economy, and passed a resolu tion oalliug on the State Department for a list of its employes and their salaries, w:t4a view to retrenchment. Mr. Jefferson answers iu the following letter. It will probably amuse Sbtne readers, says the Baltimore Gazette, to find the entire salaries of the clerks in that department were leas than one- half the pay of -each individual con gressman of the present day, and the idea of requiring the translator to pay for extra translations out f his scanty salary of less than five dollars per week wouid sound ridiculous in these times: Philadelphia, Jan. 2, 1793 To the Speaker of the House of Rep resentatives: oat : According to the resolution of tue uouse of liepresentatives of the 31st December, delivered to me yes terday, I have the honor to lav before you h list of the several persons em- pioyea iu my omce, with tbo salaries allowed t each, as follows: George Taylor, Jr., chief clerk $800 Jacob Backwell, c'eik. . son P Feiffer.cle k VV.".V;: 500 Philip Frenean, clerk for foreign ' languages. 250 Sampsou Crosby, masienger and officekeeper. 'r 250 The act of Congress of June 4, 3790, allowed me au additional cle rk, with the same salary as the chief clerk- Af ter the retirement of the nersno Hot. appointed. whoe service,, had li particularly deeiruble, because of hu 7U8 luumaw- acquaint moo WUU the papers of the office, it did not ap. pear necessary to -make further nse of the indulgence of that law. No upw appointment, therefore, has been made. The clerk for foreign languages has but half the usual salary. I found his clerkship ou this establishment whn I came into office, aud made no cbnge in it, except that in the time of his predecessor, when transaction were numrea irom anv 1 no-no era he was unacquainted, they were sent to a special trans;ator and paid for by uwuu. ue present cleric is re quired to defray this expense himself I have the honor to be, with the most perfect respect, sir, your most obedient and most humble servant Thomas Jefferson. The conference committee appointed by theSonate aud House to reconcile the disagreeing votes, of the two houses on the West Point bill are unable to agree, aud there is a dead loot As tne ijtmmore uazctte says the Democrats simply want to leduce the expenses of the government; the Republicans are trying to save their favorites. The orgaus of course will denounce this as au attempt to hamper the opet annus of the government. a new oatics oox, invented by a citizen of Great Barringtou. Mass., was to be used for the first time at a town election on Monday. A thumb-spriag opens a slit in the top of the box for the depositing of the bal lot, and on the front are two dials, one rogiBtering every ballot and the other every hnudreth billot. The ends are of plate-glass, so that the inquisitive citizen cau watch the accumulation of votes. And now the remorseless "Washing ton dispatch "suggests a possibility that curdles our heart's blood with agoniz ing fear. It tells us that General Shermausays "now that it is proposed to reduce his pay nearly one-half, and require him to have his headquarters in Washington, he don't know what he will do. He says, however, that he will wait until Congress eettles the question before giving a positive an swer as to his future intentions." Great Heaven! Suppose the man should re sign; what would we do! Eveu frcm her very ashes fair Columbia would cry out ! Information has been received in Washington to the effect that the day preceding the arrival of Marsh in Montreal twenty-five witnesses wanted by Congressional investigating com mittees arrived iu that city. The chief of the detective corps in Montreal has furnished evidence corrobor iting this statement. These witnesses are ready to testify, but now, more than evef, are availing themselves of the protec tiou of a foreign territory. We are glad to learn, as we do from the Augusta Chronicle and Sentinel,' that the injury to the grain c -ops of Georgia bv the recent sudden and. severe spell of cold weather is riot nearly as serious as at first reported. The Smithsonian Institute is making collection of specimens of all the anirmi's of the United States tbat are hunti d or trapped for economical purposes; aud also of the d fferent ap paratus used iu their capture by hunters, trappers aud sportsmen. The Washington medal, which was given to Washington by the Conti nental Congress on the 27th of March, 17745, and was recently purchased by j TT ... .. I oy jMscon citizens for Jpo.UUO, was formally presented to the Boston pub lic -.library by Mayor Cobb last Saturday, A woman at Omaha, 100 years of age, has had her grave clothes on hand for fifteen years, and has had them washed and ironed once each yew. Mrs. Sarah Carolina Manly, widow of the late John H. Manly and daugh ter of the late Louis D. Henry, of this State, died in Houston, Texas, on the 3d of March, 1876. The army pay bill, proposing' lar e reductions creates consternation among officers, especially those of the feqgher ranks. oeatou swore was iu a ring Pensions. Wrr. L. Coilins, late pension agent in this city, is $19,0)0 short. Tne Seuate to-day confirms! the nomii:a.ior of Buntle" as Oommis sioner t f Pensions. According to gossip there will be a 813,000,000 curiency surplus in tl.e Geneva award after payiug all the claims. Dr. Lippincott, the busbaud of Grace Gre.-uwood, has lest bis place in the J-iand Omce for questionable traus actions iu connection with a $23,000 claim. New wul be equally satisfied with Mr. Wyman, tbo assistant treasurer, or Uilhllan, the cashier, as his successor England de.ays the extradition of Winslow, the B ston forger, on teenni- cal grounds. The Pacific raiboad committee of the Senate discussed the Southern Pa ciho railroad bill, and without action postponed the subject two weeks. Washiqtox, March 28 Senate. The bill removing the disabilities of J. J. Gholson of Mississippi passed. lhe cousular and diplomatic bill was resumed. The merchants of Atlanta, Ga.. pe tition against a repeal of the bankrupt law. The Sena e made many amendments to the diplomatic bill, restoring the present law. At the executive ses-sion the nomi nation of Coghlan, as Chief Justice of Utah, was confirmed. . Adjourned. Hocse. The chair laid before the House a communicition from the district attorney that Haslet Kilbourn was indicted on five counts for refus ing to testify before the committee: also a communication from the sei- geant-at-arms of the House stating that the marshal of the District had called on him for the custody cf Kii bourn,which he refused until instructed by the House. Glover ottered a resolution instruct ing the sergeaut-at-arms not to deliver Kilbourn to any one uutil further orders. New, liooker of Massachu setts and Tucker of Virginia spoke in favor of the action of the sergeaut-at- arms. lhe resolution was adopted wirnout tne can oi tne yeas and nays mi) report oi me conierence com- mi.teo that the House agree to the Seiaate amendment to make the amount of the lied Cloud agency 150,000 was aaopted. lhe bill regulating steam vessels was taken up andUWgan explained it. liie bill weut over to Saurdv. lhe night session was dispensed with on acoouct of the inclemency of the weather. AdjouiLod. Articles of impeachment of Belknap will be reported Thursday. The Spencer invest gtion was ad journed to Thursday when General j Morgau will close his case. General Cook's victory over Crazy Horse was complete. Many wiio es caped must starve, their provisions, ammunition, &c., being destroyed. Sargent of Massachusetts denies having paid Belknap 812.000 for con tracts. The committee ou military affairs have agreed to a bill gradually abol ishing negro regiments. The select committee of the fret d m-inM bank" have prepared a bill for the management and winding up of that institution.. The Secretary of the Treasury sh?H name the commk sioners vice those who die or resign, their aggregate salary $6,000, to be ap portioned by the Secretary of the Treasury. Lost books may be made good by proof. Claim and dividends not cosed within two yoars will be barred and the proceeds divided pmong the other creditors. The com- miBBiuut rs may compound tne debts. Schenck was before the foreign re lations committee to day and will con clude to-n!brrow. According to his statemeut it is proposed to lay before the committee unquestionable proof that the evidence which has been taken is false. The witnesses who gave it are infamous and not worthy of belief auder catb. The failure of the mine was owing to mismanagement. If properly worked it is to-day as valua ble as was claimed' when sol J. He objects to the mode of examining as beins more likely to obscure than elicit the truth. He asks his counsel to croKB-examine the witnesses who have testified against him and exam ine those he desires to produce. The couusel accorded aud Schenck com menced his general statement, giving a narrative of bis connection with the mine, eommencg, iu 1871. He, so far, exculpates himself from all blame and shows Mint he lost money. Wa-hingtos. March 28 Judg Clif ford di sci.ted fiom the opinion, not from the judgment, in the Grant p-tribli '-axe 'udge Waite's op-niou does not h c'are the en foi cement act n; con tit nt jon il but the motive of race and c dor must be avoided in the indictment and established to secure a verdict. Tin txclusionor conspiracy to exciudo white and blacks indis criminately from the polls with no other motive than t. prevent them voting a certain ticket does not come within the law; the wLites and blacks alike must look to the State laws, but when u 'grots who wish to vote the democratic tick'-t are prevented on the grouud that no negro shall vote the dt mocratic ticket, while the whit s are allowed to vote it, the enforcement act holds and the federal courts can take coguizanco. The same ho'ds where the whites as a race are excluded from the polls ot intimidated by negrcos because they are white. The motive for the wrong must hove its origin iu prejudice against race or color, whether it be white or black, iu order to bring it within the provis ions of the enforcement act. 'Matt Carpenter and Judge Black are quoted as saying that ''there was little in the force bill at firet aud nothing in it now." Senator West says, regarding his re ported positiou on the Southern rail road, that he was as much abused and as little ui.dorstood as he was two years ago when he favored and secured the Louisiana jetties. He thinks he knows what is for the interest of Lousi ana aud is working in her interest. Washington March 29 House The bill providing for the expenses of the admission of goods for the cen tennial passed." A bill payiug witnesses before com mittees $3 per day aud 5 cents mileage passed. The bill providing for the redemp tion of unused stamps passed. ine bi.i nxing military salaries was taken up aud passed yeas 141. nays 61. It is the bill reported bv Banning from thf committee on military af fairs, and wid save 500,000 per an num to the government. Kasson of Iowa moved to amend the title of the bill so that it would read "a bill to punish the army of the United States for the gallant services rendered by it in preserving the Union." running i move to reier tnat mo tion to the gettlemau Irom Iowa (Kasson) for the gallant services ren dered by him during the war. Kasson 1 will be glad to take it with me and am ready to report on it immediately. Banning -You are more ready to jepwrt now than you were to report for carrying a KuapsucK during the war xou could not be found then. Laughter. lhe motion to amend the title was rejected yeas 62, nays 151. lhe appropriation for the printing and engraving bureau and the substi tution of Filver for fractional currency was discussed to recess. Senate The committee on the in- diciary reported a uniform bankrupt bill. Placed on calandar. A five minute speech rule on the cons-id-'j-ation of appropriation bilis was passed. The diplomatic and consular till. with nearly all the present provisions restored, was passed by a vote of 35 to 17 and goes to the House for concurrence. Oa motion of Morton the resolution to investigate the Mississippi election whs resumed, and comes up to-mor row as unfinished business. Executive session and adjojimcd. Scheuck is making quite a plausible documentary showing, and the impres sion is that he will show what he claims: simply tbat ne has been un fortunate and imprudent. lhe ways and means committeo are hearing the copper interest, and will hear this afternoon a delegation from New York regarding the method of collecting the tariff. 1 he district court at Baltimore sus pended operations under the force bill. and all the prisoners have been released on bail. Dispatches from New Orleans indicate that Kelloj?sr has abandoned his reliance on the force bill and is pushing action by State authority against acts which he hoped tne fed eral courts would handle. Robeson denies bavincr sent monev to Jay Cooke and McCuildugh uutil ample security had been eiveu that they were safe custodians. tgl'ne Pacific railroad commitee heard arguments upon the Omaha bridge but took no action. It is understood a bill was reported making the bridge a p rt of the road at-d forbidding extra charges. General Custer is before the commit tee on war expenditures. His evi dence, if jiossible, is damaging to Belknap and generally in deprecia tion of purity iu military affairs. lhe President is indispoeed. The retirement cf SI 83.100 worth of leiral tenders bus been nrrW.i being 80 per cent, of the national sition of the Czar he reoom Suva. UTTT .o iwuaij in ana thai doctor, h m om mended bis nmt. ".,wr"i t p.ms ani af t. rwads in it 0Jonni Therefore it is probable th! lie convenience will necessitot Pub Czarwitch exercising thee?? the Kmperor durinhir.r;!1'0?" A special telegram from BerY the Times says the prosp, cti 10 getcy in Russia excites mach .nL f .hCODOe"i"8 probabMr urj.ween iillssia an1 because of the an ti -Germs Geri many in i i J of the Czarwitch. aencie. Madrid. Mar b 29 -Noon A i tiou in favor of Catholic nnitv I by the papal nuneio.andSp.nhlh MPS4 ops. was presented o theCorte-ji Pakis. March 29-No lon an eminent Greek scholar UrW Berlin, March M-Nwht-f powers have demanded from 8eVi guarantee for continued neutrality 5 have asked the Porte to S2.!?d pacification of the people. the The" Onio republican wtate eona, m met t Columbn -Z- fn'n- tio J7 and wiumons yestrrl f UiTUi i Tallin I ! T naau. United action wa urged to i! ure the nomination of Hayes for th. Proudency. iW Twelve hundrtd men and boys on a strike at PottsviUV, Pa., again?? r auction of mining wages. Joseph Hall, a diunken Boston hat. ter, beat his wife to death with pitcher and then cut hi throat faU.ly woofENTTTcHAfiosoN i VcoT SHIPPING AND COMMISSION Merchants. By p-oii.pt and taithlul attention to boiin. h"r o mrrit the confl.lt-noe of the m.Kii. e" Oonmi.mr iits re.-pect'nlly willcite.i N"B1H WATKRht Wilmington n. q 50 Cases RENAULT BRANDY 50 Cases Ovrt- Own Direct Importation. 1854 R. G. & 0. 1854 E0YAL OLD BEANDY. ' Finest, Oldest, Purest Stock in tha 8tte. "I f( DOZEN N. O. IVJU UHEIKHH WIJiE. Better and Purer than CUret, and at l ess Price! 100 ( ASKS CLAKET, Mauteiu and Rhine Wlaett loft OASEi AND CASKS LJJ and Scotch Ales and Blown S'out BNG'ISH Porter and CHAS. D. MYERS & CO., 6 and T North Front Strett. TEA ! Special Notice ! TEA ! To Housekeepers and Heads of Families : imcltncl Teas I Imported fer Us by the well known Honse of Mrtin, G l'et & ., of New York, Balti more and U. ogo, Japan. OUR SPECIALTY Is a superb Mixed Tea of unequalled richness kni Flavor. Simples furnish id. Ck D. Myers I Co. OA 7 NORTH FRONT ST. march Att Sugar House Molasses. 200 Bbls S H Molasses, 50 Hhds S H Molasses, For sle by KKRCHNER CALDEK BR08. Bell Mill & Bob White. 300 Bbls Bell Mill Flour. 300 Bob White Flour, For silo by KtCR JUSKR St CALDfR BAOS. Sugfar, Coffee & Bice. 50 Bbls Refined Sugar, 200 Bk Coffee, 50 Bbls Rice, For sale by KERCilNKRA OALPJERJBBOS. back notes issued duritig the mouth. The condition of Benj. Wilnon, Representative from West Viririni. in hopeless. The grand jury is iuvesticatinc th affairs of Dr. Lipp ncott. tLe late chief clerk of the ij ind Office. The treasury will cea-e iss uinc frac tional currency at the end of this week unless the appropriation for printing passes. D. A. Russel. post trader, paid ex Senator Thajer $80) to $1,200 and $400 to the last Presidential cam paign fund. It is repor ed that G.n. Butler has been retained to defend Beiknap be fore the Senate. Spirit Casks, Glue, &c. 200 Standard Spirit Casks, 50 Bbls Glue, 20 BbL Buugs, Spanish Brown, Hoop Iron, Rivets, Ao, For Sale by KERCUNER & OALDER BBOS. mar 0 f Paints, Oils, Class, &c9 &c, &c. Paints American and English, at JACOSTS. Mixed Paints, at White Lead -in on, at Varnish All Kinds, at Linseed Oil JACOBIS. JACOBIS. JACOBIS. Raw and Boiied, at Brushes All Kinds, at TENNESSEE. Memphis, Mirch 29 Night The award of a premium of $1,000 for the best ha'e of cotton grown in this dis trict, offeree! by the Memphis cotton exchange, for exhibition at the Phila delphia Centenuia', was made to day to Win, Taylor, of Lee county, Ark. The competition was very good, there being thirty-two Dales presented. The comm ttee state that as retrards stanle color and handling, this bale is as near perfection as possible. GEORGIA. JACOBI'S. JACOBIS. Painter's Material Full Assortment, at JACOBI'S. Window Glass AU Sizes, at . JACOBI'S. Window Sash All Sizes, at JACOBI'S. Doors -All Tatterns and Sizes, at JACOBI'S. Window Blinds All Sizos, at JACOBI'S. JACOBI'S. Builder's Hardware, at Atlanta. March 29 N'itrht Tb oaie ouprera Court has unauimonslv decided that the head of the fanniv du waive, uomur Limseif and in mi v. the right to a homestead, thus ena bling tLe pt-ople to create a vilid lien en the full value of their property. SEW HAMPSHIRE. Manchester, March 26. An - even ing papr here publishes a statement that J. G. A. Sargent, of this place, paid Secietary Belknap $12,000 for a contract to furnish heating aparatus in the government buildings at Fort Leavenworth. ITORisiGfrlV. .Brussels, March 29 Noon The court of cassation has denied the ap peal of Carl Vbgt.themurderer.against the death sentence. . London, March 29 Noon The Times' fiuancial article this morning understand that the capital req lired for testing the practicability of the """w uuuoi is uemg rapiaiy bud scribed. 1 he French company already has two million fraucs. Half of th requisite amount of the English com pany, u not alr- ady equally advanced, doubtless soon will be, and experi ments will be in active progress before long. The Daily Telegraph in au editorial on the subject of the rumored indispo- Purehasers of gnoJ? cf the uhore description, whether at Wholesale cr i'etai , h l"h to buy at low figures and make thrir snlfC ioni from the largest etock in tue Stat-, i 1 call at KATHAHIELfJACQBi'S HARDWARE DEPOT, WO. 1 MARKET ST. march 26 tr CORN, FLOUR AN D Molasses. 10,000 Bushels Prime White Corn, 800 Bbls Fiour, all grades. 500 Packages Molasses New Crop Muscovado, New Crop Cuba, English Island and Sugar House Syrup. For tale by WILLIAMS & MURCHISON. Sugar, Coffee, Nails, &c nnl BLLS. SUGAR : Crushed, Extra OUl "G" C," Standard A, Golden "C" and Yellow.. BGAS COFFEE: Old Government Java and Rio, .Laguayra. 300 Bbls. Bice, 400 Kegs Nails, 100 Boxes Candy. CASES CANNED GOODS: Fresh Ptacbes, Fresh Oysters and Tomatoes. 100 Tons GuanapA Guauo. ' 100 Tons Eureka Guano. For tale ty WILLIAMS xnar2a u 150 200 A MURCHItON'