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(VESTEKX NORTH CAROLINA ROAD. RAIL- !' k a im ? n iw nrnri w war I . iiiia democrats are ruu KuutAin w jmuuu have bought land its connection tvicii I lie Carolina ,i naiurar Willi Wliiiiinir- ....mI witli Ibe Line loBeanlorl it Rarlv 'oiniIetio le- illft'ndel-A lla,fe in ur Platform tuat :tlMnt not bo t.aml Slfflit of In . i.-irrtioii of tlie .exl l.eirisla- IH1' in re. rru Western North Carolina rail- road i ue last and most important i v in the great chain connecting the v ,at ami West, and must be completed at the earliest day possible, nonvict" labar properly . with the means that ana coiiw- - . w Ubor can produce and the erf d.l it will crente. will complete this short iune. of this lino directed im - as nertant liuk in a Tua i no nor tan ce - .1. II between i" vauey the aeauoaru is rhe opening of a connection of the Mississippi anu all people. this road to the Tennessee line and its completion to Duektown are aliKe demanded by interest and convenience -the development of the West and the advance of civilization. Let the next legislature take up t"he snbiect at an early day and mature a iill that ean oo pitmen uj iiKe majority of each house, and the whole State Ul rejoice at lis passage. Pat it in charge of our bet railroad rvhn will honestly apply the means that may come into their hands th ivimnletiou of this great State work, ami it will soon be an acccm plisfied fact. Oar niaguiticeut western country u-ill then bo open to visitors and set tlers from the whole country Asheville will be the center of the 'Americau Switzerland," and a place of vast inland importance. Thus developed and improved, the State will get in return by increased valne for taxation a large portion of tho money expended in carrying to completion this work of improvement. We close this article by calling the attention of onr readers to the following extract from a report by Colonel Fre mont, late Chief Engineer of the Car olina Central rlailway.to the Directors iu 1874. Speaking of the importance of this line as a connection of that company he says (page G): "Run the eye along this line of railroad, at present extending from Charlotte, via Statesville, tc Old Fort, and thence the partly graded line across the Bine Riilgo to Asheville, down the French Broad river to Paint Rock thence to Morristown (or via the mainland to Ducktown) and thence by the line now in operation to Chattanooga, &c, or from Morristown via the Cumber land Gap route to Cincinnati and all tho Northwest, and what do we be hold ! The most important and val uable combin itiou of railway lines in the State. "Nature seems especially to have designed the face of the country from t!ie Mississippi across the mountains of this State for a great railway line of easy grades and short distances between the Atlantic seaboard and the great rivers of the interior." 'I' lie Crops We reported two weeks since per sonal observations of the crops in most of the central part of North Carolina. This week we speak of those of South Carolina and a few in North Carolina. York County, South Carolina. In most of this county, the cotton and corn continues to give good promise, but there have been streaks of drought through some sections, which have materially injured the crops. Lancaster County. The injury from dronght has not been so much as in York and the crop is an average. Chester County. They have had very little rain duriug August. Much damage has resulted both to corn and cotton and the crop will be short. Fairfield County lias not suffered as much as Chester but has had streaks of rain, which have done great good but the crop will hardly average. Richmon&Countv Drought in some sections; but the crops are not much injured. Corn will be over an average and cotton fully an average. Sumter County Crops very fine; raiu enough to keep it growing well; fine promise. Dailington county Rather too ranch rain but no damage so far. On the dry lands the plant has reached Maturity and the leaves show it by their brownish oolor, but no distinct ease of tho disease called "rust" has been seen. Picking out hts com menced in parts of the county. Corn looks well everywhere and apples are quite abundant. Melons have been very plentiful, which is not the case in the upper counties. Marion county Crops very fine; picking out; first bale delivered at Marion, Wednesday, Aug. 23d. Columbus county Corn splendid, none ever better; cotton very fine; grapes enough, ap.-Ies abundant. Mecklenburg county flood crop, rather over an average. Sample of first bale from Marion en closed; raised by Mr. Deer. Pminaster ICemoved, and Hoat offire Divcontimied. We received the following informa tion last evening through Col. Brink, the postmaster at this city: "The post master at Bell Swamp, Brunswick co., C, has been removed and the office discontinued, because of the postmaster's violation of the regula tion of t!.e department in selling and trading stamps and stamped envelopes outside the limits of his office." en. Leach in Anon, Gen. J. M. teach, of Davidson, one 01 the electors for the State at large, WlH address the people of Anson coun ty at Wadesboro on the 9th of Sep k&iber. The simple announcement that Leach will be there is sufficient to drw a crowd from many counties found. In his own peculiar and Powerful style o! oratory, Leach has Jo match on the hustings in North Cwolina. Under the constitution, as it now stands, the monies coming in from fines, penalties and forfeitures are all required to be paid into the State Treasury and securely invested as a permanent fund, the interest on which is to be divided among the several couuties in proportion to the number of school children living therein. It matters not how much a county may have contributed to the principal of this fund, it can only receive its proportional part of the interest. For example, from "fines, penalties and forfeitures" the county of .Ldgecombe in five years, paid into the State Treasury the sum of $2, 4yb 17, while the county of Craven during the same period paid in from game sources the some of one dollar; yet when the interest on that amount came to be paid out for the support of schools, the county of Craven, having about the same number of school children living in it that Edgecombe had, received about the same amount. In other words Edgecombe paid in very neat twenty-five hundred times as much money as Craven did, but for all that sho took out of the fund no more than Craven did. The county of Brunswick paid into this school fund hree times as much as did the county of New Hanover, and yet New Han over drew out near four times more for its share of the iuterest thau Brunswick did. A system that permits such gross inequalities as these, is manifestly wrong and ought to be broken up.and this the amendments will do. If they shall be ratified, all the fines and pen alties annually collected, will remain in the several counties, and the whole amount, not the interest merely, but both principal and interest, will be ex pended in the support and mainten ance of the public schools in that county. And when this shall be done we may expect county commissioners and school trustees to be more vigi lant in seeing to it that magistrates make prompt returns. This change alone it is estimated will save the people of North Carolina each year at leant $25,000 and will be the rne.ans of furnishing instruction to abont 25,000 more of the children of the State than are "now being taught in the public schools and whites and blacks will be equally benefitted. The annual saving in ec oney alone by this amendment, will well-nigh pay for the cost of the Constitutional Convention, to say nothing of the immense d van tage it will be to tho State, that there shall be taught and educated so many children, who otherwise would grow up in ignorance and only too surely in vice. All good citizens irrespective of race, color or previous condition who wish their children to have the privileges of an education, and who have the prosperity of the State at heart, will consult both their interests and the good of the Slate by voting mostly those who since the war and wish to know how it is that the taxes arejso constantly increasing and where mqir nara earned money gi-ea when it is paid over to the tax collectors. This sentiment amongst the colored voters increasing, growing, and it is to suppress thig natural inquiry that the leaders are anxious avoid discussion before them. There is another ele ment which will show in favor of the Democrats during this oonlest. Since the war a large class of voune white men have come of age who have stood aloof from the former elections. Thev A T. . - are w a man -Uemocrate, and are now enrolling in the Tilden and Hamilton a! . l 1 . mw . . uiuub everywnere. xnis will increase the white vote several thousand, while Con ven tion Harris Williamson, N. Lu H. B. Colyer and For Senatorial Coleman, J. O. Williamson, Jr., Daniel Shaw. For County Convention Ira Len non, E. Wyatt, Wm. Nance, M. O. Williamson, J. R. MeColeky, Return Williamson, Caswell Porter, Caswell, Coleman, Neal McColskey, D. At, Bull iard, Harris Coleman, J. O. William son, H. B. Colyer, Daniel Shaw and N. Li. Williamson, Jr. On motion tne convention pledged its delegates to support Hon. H. B. Short for Senator for the Senatorial district of Robeson and Columbus counties. On motion the secretary was in structed to send tho proceedings of this convention to the Journal (of it is doubted if the negroes can poll as Wilmington) with the request to pub- J w iiucj UIU 1U JOUO, AlliU- I 11BU. geuier the nominations have done good, so far and now that the whites - a ' . nave a party with a declaration nf principles fairly laid down there is a point around whi;h to rally and thev will come up to the issue in solid iront. v. clerks and and honest for the amendments. Til 12 CAMPAlfilV I IV SOUTH tAH OMNA. It would be unnatural did North Carolinians not feel a deep and abid ing iuterest in the oampaign just in augurated in their sister State of South Carolina. Tho ties that bind together the people of tho two Carolinas have been too close and have eyisted too . long to be severed at this late day. Our brethren fight for eveiy thing that is worth fighting for, and the interest we take in the result of their contest is second only to that we feel in the result in our own State, an interest that is perhaps heightened by the fixed belief that the banner under which the fight is now being waged is the only one under whica victory can be won. With a straight-out poli cy for a platform and Wade Hamp ton for a leader, if success shall ever be possible in South Carolina it will surely be achieved in November next. To say that we are hopeful of the result but poorly expresses the feelings that possess us when con templating the coming campaign and the glorious fruits of a successful issue. Bearing .upon this subject we print be low a letter from a friend giving the most encouraging view of the status in the Palmetto State. He says: For the first time since the war the white race in South Carolina seems to have awakened to the importance of ranking an efiort to save the State from Radical misr.ile. The majority against them has been so heavy, the opposing party so thoroughly organized, and the colored masses have so blindly followed the carpet bag leaders, that many of the whites have stayed-from the polls, or contented themselves with taking what they considered the least of the evils offered and voting for the least objectionable Radical. But they have come to the conclusion at last, that the fomenting of differences between Rad icals, the cdection of one clique over another only brought in a new set of thieves and that there was really no es sential difference among them. In this condition of mind, it is no wonder that the nomination of a "straight out" democratic ticket with Wade Hamp ton at the head has been hailed with a spontaneous shout, a gen eral acclamation from the whites throughout the State. No idea can be formed of the enthusiasm which has been excited. Men who have been dormant are arouned, men who were lukewarm Democrats have suddenly become warmed up.and men who have taken no part in any previous political conflict have come suddenly to the front and have eui oiled their names for the contest. For tho first time since th i war the determination is manifest to discuss the principles of the parties on the stump evt iy where; to insist upon their right at all public speakings to meet and answer their op ponents before the masses, and to claim a division of time from the Rad ical speakers. Heretofore the latter have had their own way and in conse quence have told the negroes the most monstrous tissue of lies, uncontradict ed. Now the whites claim the right of reply as a sacred right of freemen. We are happy to be able to say, that while the leaders of the Radicals do not wish any such thing to take place, while they resort to every ruse and stratagem to avoid it, there are many of the colored men who say the Democrats shall be heard and in the few discussions which havo already taken place they have been heard and the effect has been good. The oolored poeple who desire to hear Tlie Caiupifii in Oolmubuw-V Ki cliardson, tkq. To-morrow at Whitevilletwo Demo cratic Conventions will be heldTthat is to say, the Senatorial District Conven tion to nominate a candidate for Sena tor from the District composed of Co lumbus and Robeson cgunties, Al. 1 i s- me ouniy uonventiou to nominate county candidates. A he Journal feels a natural interest in all that pertains to Columbus coun ty, not merely because there it has re ueiveu a generous and unwavering sup port, but because the county has dia played a znal and devotion to the c mse of the Democratic party that has no superior in the State; and as it has been in the past so it will be in the future. lo bring about such a result has uov ueen ine worK ot any one man or of any dozen men, but of the whole people working togother for the good of their country. But without dis paragement to the many others whose names so easily come to us, it may be truly said, that no one has done his partmore faithfully than Van Richard son. He has served his count v both at home and in the bulla of the Lic-cris lature at Raleigh. In tho Legislature his worth was always felt and recog nized, as thH journals of that body will show by the prominent positions as signed to him on important committees; and his conduct therein reflected credit upon his county as well as upon himself. Iu matters of legislation he was both cautious and determined, which with his popular, pleasant man ners, gave him an influence equalled.by few members of either of the Legisla tures to which he belonged. Such a man ought not to be permitted to re main at home. We say this much be cause we have heard that Capt. Rich ardson does not desire a re-nomination. But this is no time to consult bin wishes iu this matter. The legislation to be perfected this winter is of too important a character to be entrnsted to any but the most experienced and skillful hands. Never were greater interests at stake and never were, our best men more needed to guard them for all flections, but especially is thin true of the un fortunate counties that now live under negro rule. Counties like Columbus must help thoso like New Hanover 'and they can not do so better than by send ing to the Legislature men like Capt. Richardson. Tlie S't&ntpson Count Convention. Clinton, N. C , Aug. 21, 187C. Mr. Editor: Not knowing whether you have any account 01 tne worK or the County Convention which met at Clinton &t Saturday, 19th inst., and of our iag raising on that day, I send you a hasty sketch. Many delegates to tho convention and interested visitors reached the, vil age Friday evening-, and by 10 o'clock Saturday, the streets were crowded with an enthusiastic throng. At that hour the Tilden and Vance club raised their pole and flag near the court house square. A stirring speech was delivered by our taleuted young towns man, Ed. T. Boykin, and the saluting of the flag was conducted by that old war horse, John R. Beaman. Every thing passed off pleasantly, and the immense concourse of people seemed to catch new inspiration from the oc casion and freh courage for the cam paign. After the flag raising was over the County Convention assembled in Faison's hall, and it can be truthfully said that a more harmonious conven tion never met in North Carolina. The ticket selected was: For the Senate J L Stewart. For the House Dr James A Bizzell and Nicholas H Fennel!. For Sheriff Nathan Barefoot. For Register of Deeds Josi:th Rob inson. For County Treasurer Amma B Chesnutt. For Coroner Dr A M Lee. For County Surveyor Cooper. For County Commissioners J R Beaman, J K Morisey, Robert Crump ler, Col L A Powell and J C Hines. It is the general opinion that we have an unusually strong ticket. Observer. For the Journal. Bladen County-leniocraiic OTeet tiir in Whtteoak Towiihhfp. The Conservatives of White Oak Township met in convention at Wood burn &. Bryant's store on the 19th inst. R; B. Cain was appoiuted chairman and A. A. Trov requested to act as sec-rt-tiry. The chairmau and M. N. Tatom, Frank Devane, John T. Weldiu, James S. Young and E. J. Cain were appoint ed delegate, to the county convention. Mr. C. McG. Dunn entertained the audience with one of the most convinc ing arguments iu favor of reform that it was ever our pleasure to hear," giv ing facts and figures in regard to Rad ical rule in Bladen county in a calm, dispassionate way that carried convic tion of the truth of his assertions to the heart of every one in the audience. At the close of his speech a Tilden, Vance Club was organize! with a very respectable momberhip. The meet ing then closed with a determination in the heart of every Conservative pres ent to make gallant old White Oak give a larger Democratic majority than ever. E Tlie Campaign, in Commons. Tatom's Township, Aug. 18, 1876. Mr. Editor: A meeting of the cit izens of Tatom township was held to day for the purpose of electing dele gates to the Senatorial and County Conventions, to be held at Whiteville on the 25th of August. On motion, Wright Leunon, Esq., was elected chairman, and A. H. Lennon secretary. The chairman then explained the object of the meet ing. On motion the chair appointed a committee of three to select delegates, and the delegates are as follows: On motion the meeting adjourned. Wright Lennon, Chairman. A. H. Lennon, Secretary. For the Journal. A nay In Durham Its Wonders, Heattti and Attractions. And a dav of surprises it was. With no little annoyance I had contemplated mv unavoidable detention at this, as in my ignorance I regarded it, railroad station, and surprise the first awaited me when the cars landed me in front of a large and handsome hotel and well-dressed servants ushered me into a spacious and airy dining room, where I was served with an excellent meal, and on expressing my intention of re maining a large and pleasant room was Riven me where I found myself surrounded by all the comforts of the bt city hotel. A friend proposed a visit to the tobacco factory of W. T. Blackwell & Co. (the company being Messrs, Day and Carr.) Here I was lost in wonder as I passed through story after story of the vast brick building rearing its lofty belfry opposite the hotel and con tiguous to the depot. I gazed in amazement as the numerous sons of Mam fed ana tended the ponderous machine bv laboring with never-ceasing toil to supply the world with a mere article of luxury. From the lower floor, where the leaf was taken in the rough, we fol lowed it through the process of cutting and screening, sifting and seasoning, until finally we stood where, working the heavy lever by hand, the men filled, packed and labelled the pound, half, and quarter pound bags, which had so ofteu excited my wonder as to the modus ojicrandi by which such exactness and compactness had been attained. Ten years ago the proprie tors of this gigantic business beat the leaf up with sticks, cleaned it with a common nifter, and packed it by hand. Creating a market by the superiority of his prepared tobacco, the oldeet member of the firm, by his untiring energy, and almost uuKidea, invented or evolved, the machinery to its pres-- ent perfection, by which, in times of high pressure, he can turn out from ten to twelve thousand pounds a day, never less than five thousand. Once one thousand pounds was a large order, now three flashes along the wires calls for tens of thousands; then the market was mostly local, now demands are made on them from every quarter "of the globe. As I gazed I thought"great must be the brain power capable of evolving from such small beginnings such mighty results. All honor to our native genius and perse verance. Better far-than inherited name or wealth. Leaving the , Blackwell faitorywe strolled through the main street, pass ing other factories, but none on so large a scale, numerous brick stores, dry good3 and groceries, "butchers, bakers and candle-stick makers, "out in to the suburbs, and en passant let me remark, that it has never been my good fortune to meet in so short a distance as many pretty maidens and handsome matrons. The rssidenoes we passed showed wealth and refinement, lacking only shade. Had tho earlier settlers only heeded Dandy Dintmont's advice to his sons "to bo an sticking in a tree, for it would au be growing whilst you sleep," they would have added greatly to the looks and comfort of their homes. Qnite tired out, I gladly welcomed the sound of the supper bell, and re turning to the hotel, learned I had seen only the half of Durham, some of the prettiest residences being over the hill and on the Chapel Hill road. While refreshing the mner man with strong coffee, and iced tea, light waf fles, cold chicken, beef stake, &c. . -?., I observed, though the tables were full, most seemed to be mere table boarders, 'hough there was not want ing the ubiquitous, irrepressible m snrance agent and drnmmer. This surprised me, for with its lofty halls, long piazzas, its wide stair-cases and suites of rooms so adequate for fami lies,! expected to hear it was croweded. Ladies whose fathers, husbands and brothers are now engaged in a heated political contest leave them to their clubs and their election . grounds and come to Durham to enjoy the pure air of these hills. Those of your resi dents of the low country can find, I am sure, no pleasanter change from your swamp lands man tnese red hula, situated midway between tne capital and time honored Hillsboro, that sleepy hollow of the Old North fcitate, that veritable home of Rip Van Winkle, a pleasant ride of a few hours will "carry you either into its shady depths or into the busy streets of Raleigh, while the mails and teiegrapn give every facility for intercourse with the outside world. I would whisper to the young ladies that the beaux of Durham bear a high character for gallantry and these large rooms and long piazz.ts are most sug gestive of social meetings, merry dances and moonlight walks. As I sat enjoying some of Blackwell's "best," Fancy whispered of all the sveet nothing said and listened to on the return of that moon now flooding the scene with its August radiance and wishing I might be here if not as ac tor at least as a looker on in Vienna, I was roused from my revery by the panting of the over-loaded freight train, and sayi ug good bye to my kind host I thought surely no pleasanter June home can be found when even these few hours have been so delight ful to A Passer by. August 15th. I - -a . vors, on gooa drug store, and a spring of d.-lightfol mineral water. but no bar-rooms are kept here. The couuty is filled up with good farmers and good citizens, and as for the vil lage of Laurinburg, the State can't beat it for good citizens and good neighbors. Taking all into consider ation, Laurinburg is a desirable plaoe to live at, high aud dry and no stag nant water. On the oontrary, the wells are deep and the water is good. I forgot to mention about the school going on, and I have 'jeen told that one other will open the 1st of Sep tember. Politics have not reached any great height yet. We have not had any political speaking in this county. It seems that the candidates and electors are afraid of this couuty but we wiln have candidates of our own after next Friday, and then I think we will have some speakers from both parties and some good news to report regular. Subscriber. Vo- the Journal. Lincoln Countr and the West. Lincolnton, N. C, Aug. 18. Dear Journal: Since I left your city, six weeks ago, I have traveled thiough seventeen counties in the western portion of the State, and as I havo circu ated promiscuously among politicians, I thought your readers (and yon have a great many of them in this section of the countr ), would like to know the feeling of the people in regard to our State nnd national candidates. Everywhere I have been, the name of "Zeb. Vance in spires enthusiasm whenever it is mentioned. The whole west is alive to the issues nt stake between the two parties. At Statesville in Ire dell county. I had the pleasure of tearing the joint dissussion between v ance.and Settle. I will not attempt to give you a synopsis of either speech but since the earliest days of my boy hood I have never heard a candidate for any office get such a complete de moli3hing as Settle did. The crowd numbered about 3,000 people nearly all of whom were voters and the mass of them were solid for Vance. Tilden and reform. Iredell countv is largely democratic and for the call of the convention last year gave a majority for its delegates of 800. This year it will give for Vance and Tilden 1,000 majority. in j-iincoin county tne people are thoroughly aroused. They have put forward a strong county ticket, aud for its member ot the lower house of the Legislature have nominated Beverly u. ijooo, Ji.-tq., a yonug lawyer who has an old head on his shoulders and will increase the democratic majority of this county largely, as he is a pop ular speaker with the masses. In Catawba, McDowell, Burke, Ashe, Buncombe, Rowan, Watauga, Mitchell, Yancey and the counties be yond the Blue Ridge the people are enthusiastic and wide awake. Tilden and Vauoe clubs have been organized at nearly every town and tho enroll ment of members is large aud increas ing all the time. A large number of negroes havo left the radical party and declared themselves for Tilden and Vance and reforti. The crops in this section are excep tionably fine and the corn crop is about laid by. The farmers will now bo enabled to throw into the canvass all their zeal. Lincolnton is a very pleasant town of about twelve hundred inhabitants. There are number of families spending the summer months here. Among them are a number from New York. The Burton Springs here have a repu tation for the healing properties of their waters, and Capt. John F. Speck, a maimed ex -Con federate officer, keeps an elegant hotel where visitors can find every comfort and attention. Col. Steele and the candidates for county officers open the canvass in this county on the first of September. A. the working committee: W. D. Wil liamson B. F. Barden, EL D. Meares. John Fnnk, Carj Stricklin, William Black well.O. J. Dodwin, R. D.Nobles, w. a. vann, j. a. brinks, J. J. Buf- ktn. L. C. Powell, Elisha Coleman, C. J. Clreen. . - . T. W. Barden.N. L. Williamson and A. Sessoms were appointed to procure a speaker at the next meeting, the first Saturday in September, when our flag and pole will be raised in honor of our standard bearers.Tilden and Vanee and other Democratic nominees. Sixty names were enrolled. We pledge every white vote in Fair Bluff townihip for Tilden and Vanoe, and a goodly number of the colored. Hayes and Settle will get no quarter in this part of the moral vineyard. It was then resolved that a report of the proceedings of this meeting be sent to the Weekly Journal for publica tion. The club then adjourned to meet the first Saturday in September. N. L. Williamson, President. T. W. Barden, Secretary. 8. A. McColskey, Assistant. OOMMEBCIAL. Wilmington markets Thursday, August 17. COTTON Market firm. Sales of bales at 9 to 11 cents per lb. The foli rf" Ordinary cents. Good Ordinary p " Low Middling lfv " Middling ha c Good Middling Quotations conform to the classification of the American Cotton Exchange. SPIRITS TURPENTINE Official quo tations: Market steady at 26 1 cents per gallon. Sales of 375 casks at quotations. KOSIN Official quotations : Market quiet at $1 12 J for strained and $1 15 for good strained. TAR Official quotat ions : Market quiet at $1 35 per bbl. Sales of 453 bbls at quo tations. CRUDE TURPENTINE Official quo tations: Market quiet at $1 for hard, $1 80 for soft and $1 80 for vhsHn. Sales of 753 bbb. at quotations. Friday-, Aug. 18. CO 1 1 ON Market quiet. Sales of 2 RECEIPTS FOR SAME. Cotton Spirits Rosin Tar" 21 2,734 8,457 960 bxfobts fob same. Crude 1,037 Cotton 00 2 Sp'ts 1,350 00 Rosin 00 2,190 Tar Crude ' 00 00 484 35G Total. Cottonf 1st day nom'l last " " 1,350 2,190 484 350 QUOTATIONS fob same. Sp'ts Rosin 28 1 35 28i 1 30 Tar Crude 2 00 205 2 00 205 Cambell, Ntw Sampson and Bladen. A friend writes to us as follows: Cypbess Creek, Aug. 14th, 1876. -sr -w xjear journal: x am maKing a tour through the Western counties and find Bladen and Sampson wider awake than any other. Many old gray haired Radicals are joining the Tilden and Vanee clubs. I hear from reliable sources that Colton Sessoms. tne great leader or radicalism in western Sampson, is going for Vance and is not for Q. W. Faircloth. the supposed colored candidate for Sheriff in bampson. Uieat ethusiasm nre vails about Owenville (Sampson) and also about here. . The following are the cents For the Journal. Kicainoud County Laurinburg, 3. C, Aug. 21. Mr. Editor: This is a place of considerable local importance, though it is not generally known to the out side world. There are between four and five hundred inhabitants within one-half mile square, one hundred of whom are between six and twenty-one years old, and I have been told that there is 100 iu that number under six years old. You can see at once the plaoe is healthy. There are about twenty-one storehouses here, and some sixteen of them are occupied by merchants, barbers, eating saloons, milliners, etc., etc. There are two churches, Methodist and Presbyterian. The Masonic Older, the Order of Red Men, Friends of Tempsiance and Good Templars are all here. So much for the morality of the place. We have a barber, two boot and shoe makers, a good hotel, two private boarding-houses, one steam saw and grist mill, one cotton gin, one No. 1 blacksmith shop, and the company shoos of the Carolina Central Rail road, We also have two good doc- Bladen. CvrREss Creek, N. C, Aug. 21, 1876 Mr. Editor: The 18th was the oc casion of the permanent organization of our club at Parker's store. The first thing done was the raising of a Tilden, Vance and Waddell flag pole, niuety-tvo feet high. The pole is said to be the best in j he oounty, and was the gift of Messrs. F. Smith, D. F. Helvin. It. M. Smith, R. J. Mitchell, J. C. Cromartie, Wra. Robeson. J. F. Parker and H. Anders. After the pole was raised, Mr. L. D. Hancock proceeded to run to its mast head a beautiful Tilden, Vance and Waddell banuer, amid the cheers of two hundred of tho yeomary of Bla den. The flag was presented by Mr. W. J. Parker. Our club then proceeded to the elec tion of officers as follows: President P. L. Cromartie. Vice Presidents W. K. Cromartie, and M. Monroe. Secretary M. M. Smith. CorrespondiDg Secretary C. P. Parker. Treasurer D. T. Smith. Mr. E. T. Boykin, of Clinton, was then introduced, who for one hour and a quarter held the audience spell bound while he dealt destructive blows to radicalism. His exposure of the frauds, stealings and corruptions in both the national and State govern ments was bold, earnest and true, and was staitlingto those who have not been familiar with government affairs for the last few years. His talk pro duced a fine impression on all, aud many who had hitherto been indiffer ent as to political affairs stated that they now saw the importance of active work to defeat radicalism. And, Mr. Editor, allow your correspondent to say that Mr. Boykin has but few equals among men of his age and experience ! - TT . ' - - 1 1 in pontics, uu is uoiug grauu worn in behalf c f Reiorrn. It is the univer sal wish of all who heard him that he will again visit our county during the campaign. Thirty-cne new names wero added to our club. We now number fortv-ix voters. and forty youths under twenty- one, who we are training in the conservative cause, and who will all cast their votes for good honest of ficials as they arrive at the proper sge. This is nearly the full white strength of our section and I hope to be able to inform you after our next meeting that all are enrolled on our list. There has never been such earnest determination among our people since 1840. Reform. Tilden and Vance Club Organized at Cerro Uordo. Cerro Gordo, Columbus Co., August 15th, 1876. ( On motion Mr. T. W. Barden was called upon to act as chairman, and Messrs. S. A. McColskey and J. B. French as secretaries. The chairman then explained the object of the meeting in an explicit manner, showing the victorious re sults of a thorough organization of tho party. N. L. Williamson also enter tained the house for a short while in quite a warming style, asking us to work while it is day, e're the night cometh and no man can work. M. Q. Coleman, N. L. Williamson. S. A. McColskey and L. C. Powell were appointed to form a constitution for the government of the elnb. On motion the following permanent officers were elected: President N. L. Williamson. Vico Presidents John Frink and M. D. Godwin. Secretary T. W. Barden. Assistant Secretary S. A. MeColss key. The following gentlemen constitute Jl Hilary Intervention and South ern Trade. From the New YorK Bulletin, a " 1 m as certaiuiy as an election comes round there is a rumpus somewhere iu the South that is made the occasion for sending out United estates troops aud raising an outcry of "conflict of races-" As a concomitant of this, the correspondent perambulates tin South to pick up material to embellish and exaggerate these demonstrations. We had supposed this device was exhaust ed. Not long ago the Times of this city, in one of those spurts of inde pendence which have shed upon it an occasioaal glory, sent out its agents on the track of these "outrages aud so exposed them as to rendi-r all stories of this sort in future almost in credible: and, apart from the whole some exposures oi our coteixi porary, the people have learned to take such things at their proper value. It is now well understood that, what ever truth there may be in some of these reported cases, outrages can be got up at any time to order. Nothing is easier than to manufacture an emente between whites and blacks and to give it to any desired depth of san guinary hue ; and the business having become an established craft in the trade of politics, skilled hands can be found to do the work at a moment's notioe. This is commonly understood among the classes whom the "out rages" are intended to influence ; and yet the dodge is not abandoned. We call atteution to this matter, as a trade lournai, ueoause it i.s to tne last degree injurious to the business interests of the country t-j use wea pons of this sort in party coatests. If it were not that the most substantial harmony exists between the two races at the South, these military demon strations would most seriously endan ger the peace of that whole section. It is tantamount to telling the negroes that the army is at their back and that therefore they may do what they please with impunity; aud it is greatly to the credit of the race that they have not taken advantage or in in assurance. This sort of thing, however, has ne cessarily the effect of distnrbi g con fidence at the South and of deterring timid capitalists and merchants at the North from employing their means in that section. So fur as these interfere euces have any eneot, iney create an impression that there is a dangerous antagonism between the two races, the direct result of which is to keep up sectional animosities and depr ve the South, tho negroes included, of the advantages of intercourse with the more prosperous North. It is safe to .iay that there is no one thing that has done more towards defeating recon struction aud deferring the complete restoration of sectional harmony than these needless military interventions ; and the worst effect of the mischief falls upon the South, helping to crush out the commercial vitality that so feebly struggles there for ascendancy, while the North also suffers its share of injury. How a Cricket Saved a Snip. In Southley's "History of Brazil" he tells how Cabez de Vaca was in a great ship, going to South America with 100 men and 3U horses, and alter they had crossed the equator the com mander discovered that there were only three casks of water left. He gave orders to make for tho nearest land, and for three days they sailed for the coast. A poor sick soldier, who had left Cadiz with them, bronght a grillo or ground cricket with him, thinking its cheerful voice woald amuse him on the long, dreary voyage. But to his great disappointment the little insect was quiet all the way. The fourth morning after they had changed the ship's course the cricket, who knew what she was about, set up her shrillest note. The soldier at once gave warning to tne officers in cnarge of the vessel, and they soon saw high, jagged rocks just ahead of them. The watch had been careless aud the great ship in -a few moments would have been dashed to pieces on the ledge if this puny creature had not scented the land and told them of their danger. Then they cruised along for some days' and the cricket sang for them every night just as cheerfully as if in far off Spain till they got to their des tined port, the island of Catalma. Yonkers Gazette. A funny story is told of the second son oi tne rrince oi vaies, jrnnce George Frederic. He is a merry Bcaau. fond of tricks, and no more awed by the mujesty of his sovereign than most lads- are by their grand mother. He was even less amenable to discipline a few years ago thau be is now, and on one occasion, wnen staying with the Queen at the Castle, played her a pretty prank. She had a solemn dinner, at which a grand duke. Mr, Gladstone, and Dean Stanley as sisted. At dessert the children were sent for. When they came in George was riotous. Grandma reproved him. He went ou heedlessly. Grandma was again obliged to interfere. At last the youngster became verj' obstreperous, and bad to be sent upder the table, from whence he was not to emerge until he had confessed his sin and promised amendment. He was very quiet to everybody's surprise, but, when challenged, assured his imper turable grandma that he was not quite good, but would be soon. At lat he waa satisfied with his condition, and emerged as naked as when he was born. He thought that he could do no better than his first parents, and returned therefore to a state of Para daisied innocence. Wheeling, August 23 Night Ben. Wilson haa been renominated for Con cress bv the democrata of the first 1 district. n 10 hi cents. bales at 11 cents, official quotations: Ordinary Good Ordinary Middling . . ... H Good Middlin;; SPIRITS TURPENTINE Official quo tatious: Market steady at 2GJ cents per'gal- lon. oaies ot 'Jtu casks at quotations. KOblN Official quotations : Market steady at $1 121 for strained" and $1T15 for good strained. Sales of 25 bbls "K" at $2 25. 1AR Official quotations: Market lirm at $1 25 bid. During the uiorninjr a small lot changed hands at $1 35. Sales of 425 bbls at $1 30 a decline of 5 cents alter the opening of the market. CRUDE TURPENTINE Official quo tatious : Market quiet at $1 lor hard. $1 80 for soft and $1 80 for vircin. Sales of 330 bbls at quotations. In the af.pr - A X. . 1 a 1 a i .... noon mj uiar&et aecnneu ana si 7U was bid, 80 bbls selling at thoso figures. Saturday, August 19. COTTON Market quiet. Sales (.f 1 bale at 111 cents. The followine are the official quotations: Ordinary Good Ordinary... Low Middling Middling Good Middling Quotations conform to the classification of the American Cotton Exchange. SPIKITS TURPENTINE Offical quo tations : Market firm at 27 cents ner eallon. Sales ot 170 caaks at 27 cents ami GO casks at 27 cents. ROSIN Official quotations : Market quiet at$l 121 for strained and $1 15 for good strained.No sales r n rted. TAU Official quotations: Market quiet at $1 30 per bbl. Sales of 450 bbls at SI 30. CRUDE TURPENTINE Official quo tations : Market quiet at $1 for hard. $1 70 for soft and $1 70.for virgin. Sales of 350 bbls at quotations. Monday, August 20. COTTON Market quiet. o sales re ported. The following are the official quo tations : Ordinary 00 cents Good Ordinary 9 LiOWMiddhnsr 10 Middling ; Good Middling 00 " Quotati ns conform to the classification of i In American Cotto i Exchange. SPIRITS TURPENTINE.- fficial quo tations; Market firm at 27 cents per gallon. Sales of 210 casks at quotations. KOMN-OlBcial quotations : Market quiet at $1 12 for strained and $1 15 for good strained. Sales of 500 bbls good strained at $1 15. TAR Official quotations : Market quiet at $1 30 per bbl. Sales of 329 bbls at quo tations. CRUDE " TURPENTINE Official quotations: Market steady at $1 for hard, $1 70 for soft and $1 70 for virgin. Sales of 884 bbls at quotations. Tuesd w, August 22. COTTON Market quiet and easv. Sales of 7 bales: 1 bale at 10i cents. 2 bales at 11 cents and 4 bales at 1H cents. The River, Price, Raltiinore, cents it following are the official quotations: Ordinary t Good Ordinary 9i Low Middling 10i " Middling H Good .Middling Quotations conform to the classification of the American Cotton Exchange. SPIRITS TURPENTINE Official quo tations : Market firm at 27 cents per gal lon. Sales of 325 casks at quotations, market closing dull. ROSLN--Official auotations : Market quiet at $1 12 for strained and $1 15 for good strained. Sales of 500 bbls C at $1 12 and 500 bbls good strained at $1 15. TAR Official quotations: Market quiet at $1 30 per bbl. Sales of 260 bbls at quotations-. CRUDE TURPENTINE Official quo tations : Market quiet at $1 for hard, $1 m for soft and virgin. Sales of 1,289 bbls at quotations. Wednesday, Aug. 23. COTTON No official quotations. SPIRITS TURPENTINE Official quo tations : Market dull at 27 cents per gal Ion. No sales reported. ROSIN Official quotations : Market quiet at $1 12 for btrained aud $1 15 for good strained. No sales reorted. TAR Official quotations: Ma: ket quiet at $1 30 per bbl. Sales of 70 bbls. at quo tations. CRUDE TURPENTINE Official quo tations : Market steady at $1 for hard, $1 GO for soft and $1 GO for virein. Sales of 77 bbls at quotations. Thursday, Aug. 243 P. M. COTTON Market firm. Sales of 45 bales at 11J cents per lb. Tlie following are the official quotations: Ordinary cents Good Ordinary 10 " Low Midddling ll(li; " Middling 11 " Quotations conform to the classification of the American Cotton Exchange. SPIRITS TURPENTINE Official quo tations : Market quiet and steady at 2C'2 cents per gallon. Sales of 200 casks at 2G cents. ROSIN Official quotations : Market quiet at $1 12 for strained and $1 15 for good strained. No sales reportc d. TAR Official quotations: Market strady at $1 30 ier bbl. Sles of 1G9 bbls t$l 30 and 50 bbls (in order) at $1 40. CRUDE TURPENTINE Official quo tations; Market quiet at $1 for hard and $1 GO for soft and. virgin. Sales of 530 bbls at quotations. WEEKLY STATEMENT STOCK of cotton ash naval stores In yard and afloat at the Po t of Wil mington, N. C, August 21, 187: Cotton in yard 219 hales. afloat if) " Total , .. 219 " Spirits Turpentine in yard... 6,781 casks. afloat... J,85f " Total 8,030 " Rosin in yard 78,279 afloat 1,081 Total 79 30O Tar in yard 1,794 afloat 81M Total 2,684 Crude Turpentine in yard 2,019 afloat.... 7- Total 2,()9l receipts for the week. Cotton Spirits' Rosin Tar 170 2 814 13,991 .2,380 EXPORTS FOR SAKE. bbls. Cotton For'en (X) C'wise 210 Sp'ts 3,510 417 Rosin 00 1,839 Total 210 3,933 Tar 00 708 708 Crude 3,042 Crude 00 25 25 1,839 STOCK FOR CORRESPONDING WEEK IiABT TEAR (1875). Cotton Soil its Rosin Tar Crude 467 8,403 48,714 780 1G50 ARRIVED. Schr Jesse Hart, 2nd, 255 tone, Keen, Bath, J H Chadbourn & Co, ice to J E Lippilt Br brig Arctic, 22G tons, McDonald, Bos ton, DeRosset & Co. Schr Lorenzo,j Russell, Tar Landing, cotton and naval stores to Uarriss fc Uowell. Schr Dick Williams, York, Harriss & Howell. Schr Gold Leaf, Moore, Jacksonville, naval stores to Hall fc IVarsall. Schr Katie Edwards, Moore, Tar Land ing, naval stores to Hall & Pearsall. schr Annie, liloodgood, New naval stores to Wilder & Morton. fr Schr Maggie, Cannady, Jacksonville, cot ton and naval stores to Kerchner & Calder Bros. Schr Julia Selden, Rallauce, Elizabeth City, 1,900 bushels corn to A V Mitchell & San. Steamship I) J Foley, A D Cazaux. Steamship Regulator, Doane, New York, A D Cazaux. Schr Mary, Davis, Reaufort, 1,740 bushels corn to D F Mitchell Jfc Son. Schr Mary Wheeler, Freeman, Topsail, Master, with turpentine and peanuts. Schr Albert Mason. Rose. Uallinun-e. Harriss & Howell. Schr Adda, Younians, Tvrrell count v. 2,000 bushels corn to 1J F Mitchell & Son. Schr Annie Ci Midyett, Iewis, Hvde connty, 1,500 bushels corn to 11 V Mitchell & Son. CLEARED. Steamship Benefactor, Jones, New York. A I). Cazaux. Schr Susan, Giilord, Jercniie. Ilavti. E Kidder & Sons. Schr Electric, Sheldon. Ponce. Porto Rico, E Kidder d- Sons. Schr Gold Leaf, Moore, Jacksonville. Hall & Pearsall. Schr Katie Edwards, Moore, Tar Land ing, Hall fc Pearsall. Schr Annie, liloodgood. New River. Wilder & Morton. SchrMagaie, Jacksonville, Kerchner & Calder Bros. 13r brig Lillian, Campbell, Cork for or ders, Williams & Murchlson. COASTWISE. New York Schr Dick Williams 398.- 000 shingles. New Yoick Steamship Benfactor 190 bales cotton, 300 casks spirits, 1,500 bbls rosin, 25 bbls crude turpentine, 3 pkgs wax, 16 bales sbeetiug, 27 pkgs paper, 4S pkgs barbs, 8 bales yarn, 109,000 feet of lumber, 33 pkgs mdse. FOREIGN'. Jeremie, Ha yti 157.739 feet lumber. 34,0(3 shingles. Ponce, Porto Rico Shr Electric 116,73!) feet lumber, 11,650 shingles. 10 bbls tar, 10 do pitch. Cork for Orders Br brig Lillian 1,870 casks spirits turpentine, 00 bids rosin. mlmmmmm'Km''!!mamm Wholesale Prices List. I CORRECTED weekly. SsT These quotations apply to whole sale prices. In filling smaller orders, higher hgnres (as a rule) will be charged. August, 10th, 187G. ARTICLES. TRICES. v-'-ytut 14 14 1. 10 a 1 1 12 m 13 17 ft IS ioj; 8 10 1 Ml 75 75 ST (Ml 12 2r 85 25 13 75 INI (Ml 30 (K) C4U 00 2tl 35 52 13 VI Mi 21 id'5 80 ex APPLES per barrol BACJ(JIN( Domestic BACON North Carolina, llama, y m Shoulders, jl lt Sides, tt Western Smoked, Hanifl, y th Shoulders, lb 3idofl... Dry Salted Sides U Shoulders, lb hEKF- Un the Hoof BARRELS .Spir'n Turpentine Secotitt Hand, tsach New York, each l New City, each l BBKSWAX-ft BRICKS Wilrainuton, y M .. C Northern, M BUTTE KN. Carolina, i lb .. Northern. lb OiNPLEJ -Speriu, y lb Adamantine, W It OH EKSK--Northr n Fac'y )lb Dairy cream, l It) State, lb COFFEK, Java, lb Rio, V lb ; Lngu avra, lb CORN MEJtn oimhel COTTON TIES 'tf ft DiJMESTSCS Sheet'g 4-41) y'd Prints Tarn, buncl;. Eggs FISH Mackerel, Wo. I, y hhl No. 1 Mackerel, y x l.hl.. Mackerel. No.!i,)bbl No. 2, y pi bbl Mackerel, No. 3, y bbl Mullets, ybh Dry Cod, y lb by bbl FLOOR Fine, y bbl Super Northern, y bbl Extra do. ' J bbl.... Family y bbl City Milli Snt.tr, y bbl Kxtia, y bbl.... " Family y bbl Ex Family y bbl.... FERTILIZERS Peruvian (iuano, 2.000 It.s Navassa Uuauu. ' Do AridPI.-ofl, " " Tobac Kert. ' Stono " " vVbann's Pboiqihaite " Soluble Pacihi: " Star PhoopliaSo " OLU-V lb G R A I N Corn , in n tc. k h Corn, in bulk, Sti th OaU, y btixhet Peas, Cow, y buMhcl ,. HAY Eastern i er cwt 1 North Rlvtr HIDES Oreen, i tb.... Dry,llt nop IRON y Ion... HEADINO ASH j- sr M 6 oo (4l0 iu, HOOP POLKS d . ssed, per bun, 75 I oo JUNIPER JiObV:?, y M 18 00!fe)2il 00 LARD- -Northern y lb J3 14 North oarolmv, y lb is LIMK-y bbl 1 tiO LUMBER City H I earn ba wed Ship Start", roi wed, y M It 19 00 Rough Edge PI ink, y M it 17 00 West India Ci.' roes, accord ing to oualil I. S M ft.. Drew ad Floor it sr. aeayoncd Scaalling and KoardH.com. mo i, y b 15 00 MOLASS KH Cai a.hUgK.gal Uiilia, ti 1'is, a gai Sars.r Ibiuse, i be, u gal. I1)!h. y jjal. . Mymr. bbh, NAILr C':',4dt OILS Kero teiie, Lard 3f?al.. Linseed, y gt. Rosin, y km. . PEA irrs -y I. POTATOES ttv trial , Xortbei PORK Horthei ii ;ity Mesa 22 no A ThtD, Vbbl... ooiio egoo oo frim-i, y tii w oo uo (goo on C4 KC4 io sr, c4 if Ti ($ t'ACd, 7 05 4 1 0O 12W 14 io' no (410 oo a),mt 00 4 ii no , 00 (4 25 o o; (, H no 4 o ir 0 00 (4 G 00 C4 8 50 (4 o oo 14 76 (4 7 75 (4 S 75 H O0 11 O0 6 0U 8 00 0 00 7 4 85 5 150 0 50 7 50 6 50 50 1 50 8 50 M (Ml 50 00 31 (Ml 00 00 4i; oo 45 00 4( 00 45 (Ml 10 7(1 CO 50 4 (4 (4 (4 7(4 10 (4 HO tt C 4 10 80 4 (4 (4 (400 00 (4'5 on ,35 INI (405 00 a.S INI (455 00 a,00 (Ml (45 (Ml 15 7ft '.0 Vft INI 7 00 15 (421 00 41'J 00 20, y k-K it gal ( hel it, y bushel , w uni... 14 00 (A X) 00 20 00 4'5 00 15 00 (400 00 i 35 (4 40 37 (4 45 iil (4 V5 2s (4 (to 40 (4 HO 3 50 (4 4 2ft 22 (4 25 1 20 (4 1 25 80 (4 INI 14 (4 IS . 1 25 4 1 50 :1 80 (41 00 None here. .21 00 90 4 (4 2 (4 15 75 80 (Nl 85 9 C4 (4 (4 (4 (4 (4 Rump, yb BICE Carollr a, y lb Rough, y bu.tbe! RAGS Country , y lb City, y lb ROPE- SALT Alum, y bui-hel... Lisbon Liverpool, y aack American, y sack..... SUGAR Cuba, y It. Porto Rico, y it. 9Xfr A Coffee, y tt, 12 4 B " lb li(4 c " ytt.. ii 4 ExC yih 11(4 Crushed, V 13 (4 SOAP Northern, y II. 5 SHINGLES Contract, y M.. 4(o ('. Common, y M 2 50 (4 3 Cyprew Nao. y M oo (4 6 Cvpre bIIcii'h, y M 9 ini (4 9 50 STA VE. W. o. nbi, y M 15 oo (4J0 oo K. O. Hhd.,'OM 10 00 (412 I'd TALLOW lb 8 (4 10 TIMBER Hi.l.ing, $ M 11 ("0 (412 00 Mill Prime, y M 7 50 (A M 00 Mill Fair..Vi 6 (0 (4 7 (0 interior to Culinary, y M.. 3 00 " (K WHISKKV Norf.err, y gal.. 1 VIS (4 5 0(1 00 2 2 10 (Nl (Nl 95 90 00 viy. 12 11 13 7 00 00 50 For Rent or Lease rJIHAT Large and Desirable STORE under the National Hotel en Front street wow occu pied by Mr. Reuben Jones. The SUre will be rented or leased for a tarm of j vs. For terms apply to J. R. HAVIS, aug 25-tf At the Par cell Houte.