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Wednesday, July 6, 1870.
Jf. 3f. MILLER,
nts Excellency, Gov. Ilolden, has ap-jtoinU-a
Isaac Ramsey Director on thn At.
sautic and North Carolina Railroad, in placo
u -A. u. Davis, declined.
Now COMES our time to talk llliotlt P..1
rtn, For several davs the N..w.P...r., ,,.i
Wilmington papers have been telling about
AK D 1 ...
iuo nrsi Dioom," tfsc. Yesterday, Mr. J. J.
Sanderford, of Rolcsville. in this r.onnt
showed us a. magnificent specimen of the
plant. It bore one large blossom, a bnd,
and fifty squares; the limbs were about
tigiiteen inches long on an average, and the
stalk measured thirty four inches in height
mr. oannenora anticipates a fine crop.
H. T. Clawsoh & Co. have still a large
and varied assortment nf t Illicit iii(.fr
tures chrojnos, engravings anil lithographs
.... I 1 ...I.: v , . -f
.u uauii, wuicn mey continue to sell at
remarkably low prices. Omamcnt your
DiscnAKOEs ra Baskbdptct. The fol
lowing named persons of this State, received
'lischargeson the 271b. of June, viz: O. T
Foard, of Iredell ; J. C. Itoseman, of Ko
wan; Jesse Stilwell, of Union : John D,
Brown, of Rowan ; and Jesse D. Click, of
Thbkuometer. The following was the
range of the Thermometer at Pink C. liar-
die's Cigar Store on July 1st, 1870 :
6 A.M., 80; aA.M.,82; 12M..89; 2 P.
31., 91 ; 4 P. M.. 90.
A monster sea turti,e, weighing two
hundred and fifty pounds, was served up at
the Purccll House in Wilmington the other
Mas Drowned. A correspondent on the
line of the Wilmington, Charlotte & Ruth
crford Railroad informs the Wilmington Post
that on Sunday last a negro man by the
name of Colan Baldwin was accidentally
drowned in Mr. T. M. Smith's mill-pond.
Recruits Wanted ! There is still a
chance for a few more respectable young
men to enlist in my company of State Troops.
Apply at once, as men are enlisting very
Office on Wilmington street, adjoining the
Drug Store. J. W. Uant,
july 2-3t Captain.
Declined. Messrs. W. A. Smith and W.
L. Scott have declined the appointments of
Brigadier Generals in the State militia.
Their places will be filled hereafter.
Friends op Temperance. W. regret
very much that the lateness of the hour pre
vented our noticing the election of officers
of the Friends of Tcmjierancc it our last.
We give below a list of the new officers, and
a very good selection in every case :
N. B. ISrotighton, President.
Thco. N. Ramsay, Ex. President.
Virginius Ballard, Associate.
Win. B. Hu ten in us, Chaplain.
Wui. M. Utley, Rcc'g. Sec.
Bcnj. F. Kiug.Fin'l. Sec.
J. M. Broughton, Treasurer.
Z. T. Broughton, Conductor.
W. N. Jones, Ass't Con.
R. II. Whitakcr, Inside Sentinel.
Thco. n. Hill, Outside Sentinel.
W. J. Edwards, Standard Bearer.
There will be an installation of officers at
their hall next Tuesday night. "
Crueltv to Animals. There certainly
ought to be a law in this city, in fact
throughout the entire State, to picveut the
cruel treatment of animals. During the past
few days we have witnessed several inci
dents of the most ontrageons maltreatment
of these poor things that have no tongues
to speak for themselves. On one occasion
we saw a big, overgrown fellow beating a
lean, lank horse most unmercifully over the
head ln.t-au.se he could not pull through a
mnddy place a load of timber nearly heavy
enough for three horses. At another time
we observed a man goading on bis oxen
with a sharp nail fastened in the end of a
stick. Yesterday we noticed a boy of about
seventeen years of age abusing a horse with
out any apparent motive, more than to hurt
the beast First be would beat him over
the cars and nose with a heavy stick, ihen
kick his lean ribs with all force. Such
things arc horrible to witness, and ought
not to be allowed. We will have more to
say on this subject hereafter.
The Rocky Mount Cock Figiit. A few
days ago we noticed the advertisement of a
chicken fight to come off at Rocky Mount,
in Edgecome county. The fight commenced
on the 23d and lasted until the evening of
the 25th. We have been able to gather the
fullowing particulars :
The main was agreed upon some weeks
ago between Sip Taylor, of Nash, and Josh
Bullock, of Edgecombe. Fourteen chickens
were matched on each side. These consti
tuted the main. Sip Taylor was backed by
Jim Falkncr, of Halifax, and Mr. Colcy, the
richest man in Wayne county, showing
twenty-five cocks as fine as any in the world.
Josh Bullock was backed by Capt. Dave
Williams, Jesse Bullock and Hon. A. H.
Jim Falkncr heeled and pitted for Tay
lor. (Falkner is regarded as one of the
best cockers in the United States.) Mr.
Tharrington, from Franklin, performed simi
lar services for Bullock.
As most of the chickens were of the old
" Nick Arrington stocky there was no dis
crimination in betting with regard to coun
ties. On Wednesday the first fight of the main
came off, resulting in a victory for Taylor,
but both fowls behaved so beautifully that
this could not be taken as a test or criterion
of ultimate success. Betting on single cocks
by outsiders was high and excited, especial
ly when Bullock whipped the second fight
in the main.
Sporting men from Richmond and differ
ent points were present, lending excitement
and zest to the affair. Large sums ol money
were staked on the main, each better san
guine of success for his favorite.
On Thursday Taylor achieved a triumph,
whipping five fights of the six fought during
the day.
On Friday I lie Taylor party could not ob
tain bets except at heavy odds, and Taylor
easily whipped the main, gaining five out
of six fights in the morning. There being
odd cocks left, Mr. Arrington proposed to
take the balance of the fights on his own
responsibility. Just here the cause of the
"milk in the cocoauut" was discovered.
Bullock had converted an old blacksmith
shop into a coop, and had injudiciously
thrown cinders into the coop and had kept
hi fowls standing on straw, the weather be
ing excessively hot; and thereby the birds
were enfeebled so as not to be able to deliver
good blows. Mr. Arrington caused the
straw, &c , to be removal and substituted
sand and ico-water, and in the evening won
a triumph by winning four out of five fights
and regaining from the Taylor party all the
moqcy on the main. .
There never was a more magnificent allow
ing of cock) in North Carolina.
United States Circuit Court June
29th. His Honor Judge Brooks presiding.
United States vs. S. A. Lowring, charged
with conspiracy to extort money from to
bacco manufacturers and distillers. Defen
dant called and failed to appear.
United States vs. Daniel Hicks, charged
with illicit distilling Defendant called and
failed to appear.
United States vs. Henry P. Carroll and A.
J. Jones, post-office case, verdict in favor of
the plaintiff.
United States vs. N. M. Long and Wm. J,
Hawkins. This case was compromised by
the defendants paying costs.
W. F. Riddick, the very popular assistant
clerk of this Court who has been suffering
for sometime from sickness, is able to be
again at bis post.
Wednesday, June 29, 1870.
Court met pursuant to adjournment His
Honor, Judge Brooks, presiding.
The Equity docket was taken op, and sev
eral important cases were taken tip, bnt of a
chaiack:r that would not interest the public.
Dossey Battle and Jno. F. Hoke were ad
mitted to practice in this court.
The court then adjourned to meet again
on the 4th Monday in August next, in this
city, when several important cases upon the
Equity Docket will be heard, which stood
for trial at this term, but have been post
poned till then, owii.g to the great length
of the term. His Honor, Judge Brooks,
and the bar, feel that the great press of bus
incss just gone through witli entitles them
to a respite. Many important cases have
been tried, and the learned debates of
counsel have witnessed large and intelligent
It is proper to state that no law cases will
be taken up at the special term.'
Mr. N. J. Riddick, the Clerk of the Court,
has been in attendance during the entire
session. He is a gentleman well qualified
for the performance of the difficult duties im
posed upon him by virtue of his office, and
has done so to the entire satisfaction of the
bench and bar. He has been greatly assist
ed, as we learn, by Mr. Junius Ferrell, the
well known former deputy clerk of this
county, and also by Mr. Ed. Badger.
Thus closes this court of the United States
for this District This has become one of
our great courts, and calls together the tal
ent of North Carolina from the mountains
to the seaboard. We venture to say that the
legal learning and forcnic debate displayed
at this court will compare favorably with
aqy in the Union, and this is verified by
many strangers in attendance from other
States. It is acknowledged by all that his
Honor, Judge Brooks, who presided, has no
superior for administering justice, being
possessed of a pure heart and sound mind.
He has clustered around him a host of friends
since he has been on the bench, and his pa
tience and fairness is admired both by the
successful and defeated.
Col. S. T. Carrow, the U. S. Marshal, has
been closely in attendance, and with charity
and impartiality for all has discharged his
onerous duties creditable to himself and his
numerous friends, aided by his pleasant and
competent assistant, Major Footc, have suc
ceeded in pleasing all.
Supreme Court June 27A. The Court
oncned at 9 o'clock. A. M. Present Chief
Justice Pearson and Justices Reade, Red
man, Dick and Settle.
Causes from the Eighth District were
taken up and acted on as follows:
State on relation of W. A. Sullivan vs. C.
F. Lowe and Alfred nargravc, lrom David
son was called aud argued. Ralph Gorrell,
for the plaintiff, and J. M. Clement for the
. State on relation of W. A. Myers vs. C. F.
Lowe and Alfred Hargrave, from Davidson
was called and argued. Ralph Gorrell, fur
the plaintiff, and J. M. Clement for the de
fendant. T. J. Wilson, executor, vs. Henry Hart, et
al., from Forsythe, was called and continued
under a former order.
E. M. Godbey vs. James Jordan, from
Davie, was called and continued for the
trial of issues in the Court below. J. M.
Clement for the plaintiff, and D. M.Furches,
for the defendant.
R. F. Johnston, et al., vs. S. L. Howell, et
al., from Davie, was called, and put to the
end of the district.
Joseph White et al., W. S. Butcher et .,
from Surry, was called and set for hearing
at the end of the district
J. F. Chambers, executor, vs. J. B. Kern
et al., from Rowan, was called and the clerk
directed to issue for costs. R. A. Caldwell
for the plaintiff, and Boyden and Kerr for
the defendants.
W. W. Patterson, guardian, vs. T. L. Mar
tin et al., from Yadkin, was called aud con
tinued to the next term. W. P. Caldwel
for the plaintiff, and J. M. Clement for the
John C. Dodson vs. S. L. Gilmer etal.
from Surry, was called and set for hearing
thi? end of the district. J. M. Clement
for the plaintiff, and Boyden & Bailey for
the defendant
J "W. Brower. nssicnee, vs. 8. M. Hughes
et at., from Surry, was called and argued.
J. M. Clement for the plaintiff, and Phillips
& Merrimon for the defendants.
Karuh D. Sumner vs. Charles It Miller,
from Rowan, was called and argued. Black,
nwr & McCorkle. and Boyden &, Bailey for
the plaintiff, and KcrCraige for the defen
dant. nr.. thins Wcddcll vs. The Ward Gold
Mine Company, from Davidson, was called
and argued. Ralph Uorretl lor tne piaiuuii,
and John A. Gilmer and B. F. Moore for the
defendant '
Court adjourned until nine o'clock. A. M.f
Tl.n following attorneys were in uiurt .
Messrs. Ralph Gorrell, J.M. Clement, W. II.
Bailey, J. M. McCorkle, Jterr vraigc, i. j.
Wilo,H. (i. Lewis, S. F. Phillips, J. H.
w;in John A. Gi mer. W. id. and a. n.
Battle, C. M. Busbee.R. C Badger, Joseph
Mastcu, A. S. Merrimon, V. C. Barringcr,
W. P. Bynum, W. R. Cox and D. U. t owle.
The following opinions were delivered in
the cases named :
r-, Titotice Pearson : W. B.Thomp-
Archibald McNair, Mary McNair et
fm.n Robeson. No error. Judgment
State vs. Jeremiah Worthingtou, from
Pitt. Error. Venire de novo.
1tp.Ar.R-. William Haight vs.
O Uol ivu ...-
WilieG. Grist, from Beaufort. No error
t affirmed.
C.S. Roberts vs. F. L. Roberts, Executor,
faom Chowan. Error. Judgment reversed.
Justice Rodman : Alfred Rowland and
,r vs .Tosenh Thompson, Guardian, from
Tj,l..-nn. No error. Cause remanded to
the Court below.
Thn First National Bauk of Charlotte vs
D. A. Jenkins and the Wilmington, C. & It
T;ir..l nmouiiy. from Wake. No error.
liaiii""- w '
Decision at Chambers affirmed.
Justice Dick E. G. Floyd, adm'uiistra
Hcrriii!?. from Robeson. No
i " " m
error judgement affirmed.
Doc oi demise of George V. Credle vs.
Roe, &c G. W. Carawan and W. R. Cara
wan, from Hyde. Error. Venire de novo
.TnsTicE Settle Western Railroad Com
paiiy vs. Joseph Arey, fr.nu Cumberland.
Error. Venire nc novo.
Robert Simpson vs. Sarah Simpson, from
Union. No error. Order affirmed.
State vs. W. M. Underwood, from Union,
Jin prror, juagemcni uiurumu.
Stale vs. Jacob Manuel, from Cumber
land. No error. Judgement affirmed,
Surpemb Court June 284A. Court met
at 9 o'clock, A. M. Present : Chief Justice
Pearson, and Justices Rcade, Rodman, Dick
and Settle.
The consideration of causes from the 8th
district was resumed. . i.'- i
John Green vs. Dcmpsey Brown, from
Davidson, was called and argued. Thomas
J. Wilson for the plaintiff, ad John A. Gil
mer for the defendant ;
John P. Ilcdgcock vs. Ilalcy Davis et al,
from Forsythe, was called and argued.
Thomas J. Wilson for Hie plaintiff.
William H. Howcrtou vs. Fred n. Sprague,
Thomas B. Long, et at, from Rowan, was
called and argued. Boyden and Bailey and
J. M. Clement for the plaintiff, and Black
man and McCorkle for the defendants.
J. M. Long vs. A. F. Grachcf, from Rowan,
was called, and set for hearing at the end of
the district Blackmcr & McCorkle for the
plaintiff, and Boyden & Baily for the defen
dant. Virgiuia G. Whitehead vs. Marcellus
Whitehead et al., from Rowan, was railed,'
and argued. John S. Henderson for the
plaintiff, and Boyden & Bailey for the du
L. G. Heilig el al. vs. J. O. Foard, admin
istrator, from Rowan, was called, and ar
gued. Buy Jen & Bailey for the plaintiff,
and Blackmcr & McCorkle for the defen
dant. John C. Dodson vs. S. L. Gilmer et al.,
from Surry, was called and argued. J. M.
Clement fqr the plaintiff, and Boyden & Bai
ley for tlicOlcfemlants.
Court adjourned until 9 o'clock, A. M.,
to day (Wednesday.)
The following Attorneys were in Court :
Messrs. John A. Gilmer, Thos. J. Wilson,
Jos. Mastcn, J. M. McCorkle, J. M. Clement,
D. G. Fowlc, W. II. Bailey, Thomas Bragg,
Nat. Boyden, Will. II. Battle, J. II. Wilson,
Clement Dowd, Kerr Craige, Win. S. Mason,
R. C. Badger, J. S. Hindman, H. Guion, V.
C. Barringcr, Jos. B. Batchelor, R. H. Battle,
Jr., W. P. Bynum.
SuniEME Court -June29th. Court open
ed at 9 o'clock, A. M. Present, Chief Jus
tice Pearson, and Justices Rcade, Rodman,
Dick and Settle.
The consideration of causes from the
eighth district yas resumed.
It F. Johnston et al., vs. S. L. Howell,
Administrator, from Davie, was called and
set for hearing to-day, (Thursday.) Boyden
& Bailey for plaintiff, and Clement, Bragg
and Fnrches for defendant
Joseph White et al., vs. W. 8. Batchelor
el al, from Surry, was called and set tor
hearing to day (Thursday). J. M. Clement
and Jos. Mastcn for the plaintiff, mid Boy
den and Bailey for the defendant.
George C. Douglas vs. Richard A. Cald
well, from Rowan, was called, and after
agreement, issues of fact were ordered to be
tried in the Court below. Blackmcr &
McCorkle, and J. II. Wilson for the plain
tiff, and D. G. Fowle and B. F. Moore for the
J. M. Long vs. A. F. Graebcr, from Rowan,
was called, and argued. Blackmcr &
McCorkle for the plaintiff, and Boyden &
Bailey for the defendant.
The following causes from the ninth dis
trict were called and acted upon as follows:
R. A. McCownell el al. vs. S. W. Caldwell
et al, from Mecklenburg, was called, and
continued to the next term. Nat. Boyileu
for the plaintiff, and J. II. Wilson for the
Stcnhouse & MeCauley vs. W. II. Snead
and W. II. Smith, from Mecklenburg, was
called, and continued for triaf of issues in
the court below. J. 11. Wilson for the
plaintiff, and Phillips & Battle and Vanc e
& Dowd for the defendants.
Kezzia Jolly vs. Merida Jolly el al., from
Cleavcland, was called, and continued for
trial of issues. Phillips & Merrimon for the
plaintiff, and Thus. Bragg for the defen
State on relation of Clanton vs. Ribcrt
Sloan, from Mecklenburg, was called and
argued. Boyden & Bailey for the plaintiff,
and Joseph II. Wilson for the delcnclant
Mary Scntilc vs. W. W. Hart, from Meck
lenburg, was called and continued tor trial
of issues. J. If. Wilson for 'th: plaiutiff,
and Clement Dowd for the defendant.
V. C. Barringer vs. W. J. Holbrook, from
Cabarrus, was called and argued. Boyden
& Bailey and J. H. Wilson for the plaintiff,
no counsel for the defendant.
William Parham vs W. II. Green, from
Cleavcland, was called and argued. W. P.
Bynuui for thctplaintiff, and John F. Hoke
for the defendant.
The Court adjourned until 9 o'clock, A.
M. to-day.
The following attorneys were in Court :
Messrs. J. M. McCorkle, J. M. Clement, D.
G. Fowle, Dossey Battle, B F. Moore, C. M.
Busbee, S. F. Phillips, W. H. Battle, Nat.
Boyden, Thos. Bragg, C. Dowd, J. L Scales,
U. Guion, Joseph Mastcn, J U. Wilson, W.
II. Bailey, T. J. Wilson, R. A. Caldwell, R.
C. Badger, W. P. Bynum, A. W. Shaffer and
Ham C. Jones.
Thursday, June 30th.
Court opened at 9 o'clock, A. M. Pres
ent: Chief Justice Pearson and Justices
Reade, Rodman, Dick and Settle
Beverly Powell vs. Wm. A. Lash, from
Stokes, was called and argued J. I. Scales
and Phillips & Merrimon tor the plaintiff,
and Thos. Bragg, Jos. Mastcn and Battle &
Sons for the defendant
II. W. Sparrow and wife vs. B. Sliipn.
administrator, from Cumberland, was called
and continued to next term.
W. L. Chapman vs. G. W. Wacaser and
Parham. from Lincoln, was called and ar
gued. Thomas Bragg for the plaintiff, and
J. F. noke for the defendant. This action
was brought by the plaintiff upon the fol
lowing bond, signed and sealed by the de
fendants: "July, 18C4. Ten days after peace
is made between the United States and the
Confederate States of America, we, G. W,
Wacaser and Wm. Parham promise to pay
A. Clinc the sum of one thousand dollajs,
without interest, in current money at that
time for value received. Witness our hands
and seals."
State on relation of Anna M. White vs.
T. H. Robinson, Administrator, from Ca
barrus, was called and argued. Clement
Dowd for the plaintiff, and J. H. Wilson tor
the defendant.
State on relation of J. R. Erwin, Assignee,
vs. L. H. Lowrancc, el al, from Mecklenburg,'
was set for hearing to day (Friday).
The court adjourned to 9 o'clock, A. M.,
to-day (Friday).
The following attorneys were in court :
Messrs. W. P. Bynum, W. H. Battle, W. P.
Caldwell, Clem. Dowd, Jos. B. Batchelor, 8.
F. Phillips, Thomas Bragg, J. I. Scales, H.
Guion, J. F. Hoke, W. H. Bailey, Jos. H.
Wilson, E. II. Page, H. C. Jones, Dossey
P. S. The following errors of type were
made in our report of the proceedings yes
terday :
"White vs. Batchelor" should read "While
vs Butcher."
In Douglas vs. Caldwell, the words "af
ter agreement" should read "after argu
ment." "R. A. McCownell vs. S. W. Caldwell"
should read "It A. McConnell vs. 8. W.
"Mary Sentile vs. W. W. Hart" should
rcad"Marv Lcutile vs. W. W.Hart."
Friday, July 1, 1870.
Court opened at 9 o'clock. A. M. Present,
Chief Justice Pearson, and Justices Reade,
Rodman, Dick, and Settle.
The consideration of caues from the ninth
district was resumed.
State on relation of J. R. Erwin vs. L. H.
Lawrence et al., from Mecklenburg, was
called, and argued. J. U. Wilson lor the
plaintiff, and Clement Dowd for the defen
dant. Peter Cansler vs. James A. Henderson,
from Gaston, was called, and argued. Wm.
P. Bynum and H. Guion for the plaintiff, and
J. H. Wilson for the defendant.
M. P. Pcgram vs. the Board of Commis
sioners of Cleaveland County, from Mecklen
burg, wot called, and argued. Ham. 0.
Jones for the plaintiff, and j. H. Wilson for
the defendant
George M. Iscnhnur, administrator, vs.
Daniel and IL M. Isenhour, from Cabarrus,
was called, and argued. Clement Dowd for
the plaintiff, and Boyden & Bailey for the
defendant ; '
J. Duncan, Jr., vs. W. A. Pliilpot. from
Mecklenburg, was called, and argued. J. H.
Wilson for the plaintiff, and Clement Dowd
for the defendant
J. H. Carson vs. The Board ol Commis
sioners of Cleavcland county, from Mecklen
burg, was -called and argued. Clement
Dowd for the plaintiff, and J. H. Wilson for
the defendants.
W. D. Russell vs. J. B. Stewart frohi Meck
lenburg, was called and argued. J. H. WiK
son for the plaintiff, and Clement Dowd for
the defendant.
William Richards vs. Frederick Scblegel
wick, from Gaston, was called, a certiorari
ordered, and the cause continued to the
next term. H. Guion and J. F. Hoke for
the plaintiff, and W. P. Bynum and J. H.
Wilson for the defendant
Conghlan, Randall & Cot et al vs; R. M.
White, Sheriff, from Mecklenburg, was called
and argued. W. H. Bailey and S. F. Phil
lips for the plaintiffs, and H. Guion, Clement
Dowd. a.id II. C. Jones for the defendant
Court adjourned until 9 o'clock, to mor
row, (Saturday.)
TUti following Attorneys were in Court :
Messrs. Clement Dowd, .1. H. Wilson. W. P.
Bynnm, H. Guion, B. F. Moore, S. F. Phil
lips, W. II. Bailey, II. C. Jones, Thomas
Bragg, J. B. Batchelor, J. F. Hoke, W. P.
Caldwell, R. II. Battle, Jr., E. H. Page and
Kemp B. Battle.
Tub Doa Days. As appropriate to the
" all piping hot" season now at hand, and
local items being as scarce as hens' teeth, we,
with the aid of Saxc, vent our feelings in
Heaven help us all In these terrific days !
The burning sun upon the earth is pelting .
With his dlrectest, fiercest, hottest rays,
And every thing is melting !
Fat men, infatuate, Ian the stagnant air,
In rash essay to cool their inward glowing,
While with each stroke, in dolorous despair,
They feel the fever growing I
The lean and lathy find a (ate as bard,
For, : lla-dry, they barn like any tinder
Beneath tbe solar blaze, till withered, charred
And crisped away to cinder !
E'en Stoics now are in tbe melting mood,
And vestal cheeks are most unseemly florid ;
The very zone that girts tbe lrigid prude
Is now intensely torrid !
The dogs lie lolling in tbe deepest shade ;
The pigs are all a-wallow in the gutters.
And not a household creature cat or maid,
Bnt querulously mutters I
' "Tis dreadful, dreadful hot!' exclaims each one
Unto bis sweating, sweltering, roasting
Then mops bis brow, and sighs, as he bad done
.A quite herculean labor!
And friends who pass each other In tbe town,
Say no good morrows wten tbey come to
gether. But only mutter, with a dismal frown,
' What horrid, horrid weather!'
"Live and Learn." We have noticed
the following paragraph in several papers,
and copy it for our readers. We hope some
one of our friends will make the experiment
and report to us the result, as such would
be an item of interest :
" A singular method of making butter has
recently come into rather extensive use in
France, based upon the fact that cream is
changed into butter by being simply buried
in the earth. The theory of this result is
not very intelligible, though the fact is stated
beyond question; and in Normandy and
other parts of France butter is prepared on
a large scale in this way. The process con
sists in placing the cream in a linen bag of
moderate thickness, which is then carefully
closed ; then burying the bag about a foot
ami a half deep in the earth, and allowing
it to remain from twenty-four to twenty-five
hours. At the expiration of that period the
crc.-.m is found to have become hard, and it
is then broken up by means of a wooden
beater into small pieces, aud sufficient water
poured into it to wash out the butter milk.
To prevent any mixture of earth, it is ad
visable to enclose the bag m a second one of
larger size and coarser quality. This method
of making butter saves a good deal of labor
and separates the butter more perfectly than
the ordinary process; and it is said that
butter thus prepared is of a more excellent
How to Force Radishes. We have
just discovered thut radishes may be forced
to grow in a very short time, and for the
benefit of our frieods we give the receipt
gratis :
Let some good radish seed soak in water
for fifty four hours, then put them in a bag
exposed to the sun. In the course of the
day germination will commence. The seed
must theu be sowed in a well-manured hot
bed, and watered from time to time with
lukewarm water. By this treatment the
radishes will, in a very short time, acquire a
sufficient bulk, ami be good to cat. It it be
required to get good radishes in winter, dur
ing the severe cold, an old cask should lc
sawn in two, and one-half of it filled with
good earth. The radish seed, beginning to
shoot before, must then be sowed in, the
other half of the barrel put on the top of the
full one, and the whole apparatus carried
down into the cellar. For waterin-.', luke
warm water should be used as before. In
the course of five of six days the radishes
will be fit to cat.
Tub New Berne Timet of the 29th ult
says : "The following is the Washington
delegation accompanying the remains of
the Hon. David Heaton : Hon. A. H. Jones,
of North Carolina, Chairman ; Hon. S. H.
Boyd, Missouri; Hon. 8. Mayhew, New
York ; J. W. Le Barnes, Assistant Sergeant
at Arms, House of Representatives ; Col.
Eastman and Messrs. Ford and Mabson, of
ficers of the House of Representatives.
In addition to the above delegation, Mr.
Marr, of Harvey & Marr, Undertakers, Capt
Rosecranz, David Kellelt, and Mr. Price
also accompanied the remains."
Look Out ! We see by our exchanges
that mad-dogs have been killed in various
parts of the State. Recently one of these
victims of hydrophobia sprang through a
window into a room where some ladies were
sitting, in Winston, Forsythe county, and by
a mere accident the enraged animal was pre
vented from biting any one. From other
States we have occasional news of the most
dreadful pains, ravings and deaths resulting
from the bites or attacks of ud dog. la
almost every city we could name, the
" fathers " compel the mazaleuient of dogs
at this time of tbe year. Why is not this
caution against danger used in Raleigh ?
" An ounce of preventive is worth a pound
of cure."
Yesterday morning we had the pleasure
of riding a few miles into the country, with
a friend. Stopping at the house of a farmer,
we observed that he bad been cutting hay.
Speaking on tbe subject of hay-making, our
host advanced several ideas which we
thought might be of some interest or advan
tage to some of our readers, so we relate, as
nearly as possible, his remarks ' on the sub
ject Said he: "My observation has con
vinced me that sojlar as weather is concern
ed, the most favorable time for making hay
is the last ten days in June and the first ten
in July. As a general thing, also, the grass
cut during this period is worth more than
most of that cut later. The ev idencc, too,
is clear that grass cut while in the bloom
and cured without much exposure to the
Bun, is very much more valuable than that
cut later, and exposed a part of two or
three days to sun aud air. Gruss cut early
and made mostly in tbe cock, retains more
fully the grow qualities, and' this all stock
like better than other food."
Yesterday morning we met at least a
dozen persons who declared that they were
victims to fever, and were bound to die be
fore night. In the' evening we encountered
the same individuals, and each one affirmed
that he could live a thousand years! Why?
Because they bad visited Bradley & Chris,
toplien' Arctic Soda Fountain.
- Tub New Bbhne .Timu of the 28th says
that "the committee appointed to make ar
rangements for the reception of the remains
of the Hon. David Heaton, letton a special
train last ninht at 8 o'clock for GoldsbW,
where they will meet the Congressional Com
mittee who have' the remains in charge,
and bring them to New Berne this morning.
The funeral will tako place from the
Presbyterian Church at 5 o'clock to day.
The remains will be interred in tho Na
tional Cemetery." '
Tns Roanoke Hea$ urges the cultivation
of Snmach. Mr. T. N. White, ol Weldon,
advertises for one million pounds. The
Newt says " within the last year or two the
State of Virginia bas realized several mil
lions of dollars from the leaves of the
Sumach, something entirely new with her
as a commercial article."
This bush grows abundantly all over this
State, and wo concur with our neighbor in
hoping that proper attention will be directed
to it.
The Clkiik of ttte City Boakd has just
caused to be posted the following words of
caution to the citizens of this place:
The attention of property owners is called
to the following provisions of section 4,
chapter 8, City Ordinances :
Sec. i. No privy shall be permitted to
stand so near any . public street as to be
offensive to passengers, (they shall be at
least ten feet from the street,) on pain of the
owner or occupier ot such property forfeit
ing ten dollars ; and if continued after a
conviction has taken place, five dollars for
every day it shall remain. All privies to be
effectually cleansed once every month ; and
within tu'e first six days of May.-June, July,
August and September, annually, in order
to prevent them from becoming offensive,
occapiers shall throw into them a sufficient
quantity of lime or ashes, on pain of for
feiting for neglect five dollars.
Property owners and occupiers of prop
erty are required to keep their premises
clean under penalty of law.
The Statue of Washington, in the cap
itol square, has been well burnished, and
the railing enclosing the statue handsomely
re-bronzed. We noticed an amusing spec
tacle whilst this work was being done. One
of tho employees, finding tho rays of old
Sol too j severe, relieved his cranium by
transferring his dilapidated beaver to the
head ot 'j the father of his country," giving
the beaver a regular Bowery tip. With all
his brau, Washington looked very funny.
" Australia has dogs that do not bark."
Happy land !
A Remarkable Case ok Longevity.
Yesterday occurred the death of an aged
colored woman in our city whose hold on
life was remarkable. Her name was Sarah
Stith, and she bad passed through eleven
and a half decades, being one hundred and
fifteen years old at the time of ber death.
There were five thousand eight hun
dred and seventy-nine marriages in this State
during the fiscal year ending September
30th 18C9. For this information we are in
debted to our excellent friend Mr. Roberts,
clerk in the Auditor's office.
Madison County. A correspondent wri
ting us from Matlison says : " You may de
pend on an increased Republican majority
from this County in August. A numlcr
who have heretofore voted with the opposi
tion will vote with us hereafter, and there
arc no defections from our ranks."
Bladen County. We arc infonuod that
Geu. A. W. Fisher was nominated for the
House of Representatives by the Republicans
of Bladen on Saturday last. He served as
a member of the Constitutional Convention
of 1SS3, is a good man and will be elected.
J. 1L Eldridgc-wasre nominated for Sheriff
TnE citizens of Charlotte have sent a pe
tition to Congress asking belligerent rights
to bo accorded to Cuban insurgents. Pshaw !
The farmers of Halifax county arc rap
idly makiug up the time lost during the late
Pitt county planted more cotton this
year than any previous one.
Samuel Black (col.) was drowned neat
Cnarlottc last Tuesdav.
The CnAiiLOTTE Observer says : The
warm weather lately has brought out the
growing crops and the corn and c-itton
were never in a finer condition than now.
So rapid is their growth that the farmers
think they can see it each day.
TftE New Bbrne and Wilmington papers
tell of the appearance of fine peaches. We
have not had the pleasure of seeing any of
this delicious fruit yet; but we have no
ticed fine, large potatoes in market.
A man died of sunstroke in Wilmington
on Saturday.
Buncombe County. The following nom
inations have been made in this county :
For Rcprescn.ative- V G. Candler.
For Sheriff Jesse Sumner.
For Treasurer J. C.Davidson.
For Register of Deeds Otto Hildebrand.
For Coroner John Lindscy.
For Surveyor G. F. Pcnland.
For Commissioners Robert Hawkins, W.
8. Roberts, Johnston Ashworth, W. T.
Erwin, B. R. Trull.
Hon. 8. F. Phillips. The Rutherford
Star of the 25th says :
In point of legal ability, character, and
standing, Mr. Sliipp fades like the dew be
fore tbe morning sun. - There is no compar
ison between the two.. Every man who de
sires to have an Attorney General equal in
etery respect to any roan in the State, will
vote for Mr. Phillips. Those who vote for
Mr. Sliipp will vote for a man very much
inferior to Mr. Phillips. Let ns have the
better man. Vote for Samuel F. Phillips.
City Taxes and Salaries. Too heavy !
City taxes arc loo heavy! City salaries are
too heavy ! The expenses of the City are
too heavy ! We are in favor of economy
and improvement. A word to the vine is
Ornament your Homes. H. T. Claw
son & Co. are still selling offtheir largo and
splendid assortment of chromos, ennravings
and lithographs at original cost The
chronu s are copied from the most noted
works of eminent artists, and the engrav
ings and lithogrcphs are uncommouly
beautiful. Go and buy while youfcan. Vis
itors to the store rooms of the above named
establishment will not fail to notice a splen
did assvtineut of house furnishing goods.
Thcmcttoot the bouse seems to lie "small
profits and quick sales."
A case of the old fashioned, genuine sort
of spontaneous combustion is reported by
V Union Medicale, in an article from the pen
otDr.Bertholle. The subject of it was a
woman 87 years of age, who was addicted to
alcoholic drink. She was found in her
room with the vicera and some of the limbs
consumed, the hair and clothes having es
caped. Tbe very minute description of tiie
state in which the deceased was found
shows that ignition could not have been
communicated from without.
Thb Post says: Tbe Baths of Wilming
ton are an established iustitution, Think
of it ye old fogies two hundred people
each day washing away their fears of fever
in the Cape Fear!"
-f. For the Standard.
Repahlieaa Meetiaf ! Martin County.
Mr. Editor : According to notice, pre
viously given, the Republicans of Martin
County met in convention at the courthouse
in Williamston for the purpose of making
nominations for county offices.
On motion of J. M. Sctterson, one of the
county executive committee, the meeting
was organized by calling Jos.J. Martin to
the chair, and requesting David Martin to
act as secretary.
Upon taking the chair Mr. Martin made
a few appropriate remarks, explaining the
object of the meeting, and counseled the
convention to act harmonionsly, and select
good men for office. That there never had
been a more important election in North
Carolina than the expected one in August
next, and that this campaign was the last
dying strength of the Democrats in Martin.
Each township was fully represented, ana
having retired for consultation, the conven
tion was addressed by J)r. J. J. Smith, A. C.
Wentz, Jno. W. Brown, and others, all ot
whom made able speeches whicu will have
a telling effect npoa the coming election.
The committee, through their chairman, re
ported the following as candidates :
For the House of Representatives Dr. J.
J. Smith.
For County Commissioners A. C. Wentz,
Thomas West, Putmsn Shepperd, W. W.
Moore, and Alfred Johnson
For Treasurer John Watts.
For Coroner Meric Gray.
For Surveyor Francis Lightfoot
The committee reported the following res
olutions: Betolted, That the Republicans of Martin
hereby endorse the platform and principles
adopted by the Republican party in con
vention, on the 11th and 12th of May last.
Retoked, That in the present Executive
of North Carolina we have a wise and pa
triotic statesman, whose administration we
heartily endorse.
Setolxed, That the nomination of the
Hon. C. L. Cobb as the standard-bearer ot
the Republican party in this (first) Congres
sional District, merits our hearty endorse
ment and we hereby pledge him our sup
port t
Sesolved, That we pledge ourselves to
give to the Hon. 8. F. Phillips our united
support, feeling, as we do, proud of him
as our candidate for Attorney General.
Besolved, That we will support the nomi
nees ot the convention, which were unani
mously adopted.
1 he Secretary was requested to send a
copy of these proceedings to the Standard,
and request that the same be published.
On motion the Convention adjourned.
JOS. J. MARTIN, Chm'n.
David Martin, Setfy.
Reported for the Standard.
Meeting of the Board of Commissioneia.
The Board met this evening (June 29th.)
Tbe following members were present :
Col. Wm. H. Harrison, Messrs. Backalan,
Farriss, Watson, Harrison, Ellison, Theim,
Dunston and Pharr.
The following accounts were allowed :
Salaries, $685 ; Night Watch, $751.50 ; Gas,
$152; Clerk to market $83.33 ; O. Roan Jan
itor $50 ; H. Roan, cleaning office $15 ;
Rieh'd. High, cleaning office $24 ; Hubbard
Kelly, Watchman, $52.50; Street work,
$5.95 ; Nichols & Gorman, printing, $12 ;
C. Kuester, $103.05 ; Sundrv other accounts,
Wm. Lawrence was recommended for re
tail license.
Account of H. T. Clawson. for work in
Mayor's office, curtains, &c, $997.78. Al
lowed, i
Account of Gould & Magnin for $870.
Mr. A. J. Rutgcs petitioned tbe Board for
recommendation for license to retail liquors
by the small measure at his Hotel.
Mr. Farnss moved that the petition be
Mr. Dunston called for the ayes and noes,
when the vote stood: Messrs. Backalan,
Farriss, Watson, Harrison and Theim, voting
aye, and Messrs. Ellison, Dunstan and Pharr
voting no. Granted.
- A communication was read from Fire Com
pany No. 2, asking for the sum of $70. Mr.
Farris moved that the amonnt be allowed
them, which was rejected.
Mr. Thicm moved that Harrison Rand's
estate be allowed to renew the bond, due
by the city for a new bond, bearing eight
per cent interest which was adopted.
On motion oi Mr. Farriss, Bryan Lunn
and R. C. Moss were re-elected assistant
constables by acclamation for three months.
A communication was received and read
from sundry citizens in regard to the
market, ami, on motion of Mr. Thiem,
it was ordered that the market be kept
open from 5 o'clock, P. M., until sundown.
A communication was received and read
from a large nuinbtr of citizens requesting
tne isoara to reduce tne city taxes.
Mr. Farriss moved that there be three as
sessors appointed to re-value the city prop
erty, which was rejected.
Mr. Thiem moved that a committee
oi three be appointed to inquire into
all complaints or grievances where the
property is overvalued, which was adopted.
The committee consists of Messrs. Thiem,
Farriss and Dunston.
On motion of Mr. Farriss the Mayor was
added to the committee.
All persons having complaints to make
shall make them on or before the 15th of
On motion of Mr. Backalan, it was or
dered that six ladders be purchased for
the use of watchmen lighting city lamps.
On motion of Mr. Farriss, it was ordered
that all shanties now on the Baptist Grove,
be removed forthwith.
On motion of Mr. Backalan, it was order
ed that he be allowed to purchase section
hose for the engines.
On motion of Mr. Farriss, it was ordered
that s committee be appointed to draw up
resolutions in regard to the regulations of
the Metropolitan Hall.
The committee consists of Messrs. Farriss,
Thiem and Ellison.
Mr. Ellison moved that a fine, wnich had
been imposed upon Stephen Worth, amount
ing to $7.50 be refunded, which was rejected.
On motion of Mr. Farriss, the same was
reconsidered, and on motion tho amount
was ordered to be refunded.
On motion of Mr. Ellison, ten days' notice
was given to all owners of sheep to put the
some up, and that a fine oi $3 be levied on
every one running at large after the expira
tion ot that time, which was adopted.
On motion of Mr. Farriss, it was ordered
that a line of $5 be imposed on any person
detected in placing handbills or posters on
tbe Market house, and the same shall be re
covered by warraut before the Mayor.
Raleigh, July 1st, 1870.
lo the Citizens of Raleigh :
Your petition has been respectfully and
duly considered by the Board of City
Commissioners and a committee three, one
from each ward, has been appointed, to re
ceive all complaints within fifteen days from
tbe above date, from citizens who deem
themselves aggrieved by over assessment
- Also the merchants' tax, will be taken into
consideration by the same committee, who
will report to the Board of Commissioners
on the 16th inst. ., Phil. Thiex, Chm'n, -Chas.
M. Farriss,
N. Dunston.
On motion of Mr. Farriss, the Board then
adjourned until Thursday evening at eight
o'clock. J. J. Christophers, Clerk.
Singular Case of Poisoning. Tbe fam
ily of Charles Smith, at Sharpsburg, Md.,
were poisoned on Friday last from eating
pudding. One of the chrildren has died,
Mrs. Smith and two more of the children
are lying in a critical condition. Mr. Smith
and one child were absent at the time. The
family were doing their own cooking, and
it is supposed the poison was placed in the
The remains of William Gilmore Simms
were buried in Magnolia Cemetery Charles
ton, S. C, on Monday afternoon, in a corner
of the-plot given for a monument to John C.
Calhoun. He raid, before his death, that he
wished no oncto officiate as his pall-bearer
who did not love him and whom he did rot
love, and consequently only his intimate
friends officiated ni this capacity.
The lead mines in the vicinity of Locust
Mound, Mo., arc just now receiving great
attention. Many leads are yielding from
three to four thousand pounds a day to the
hand, and the young men of the country are
giving up farming for mining. Tho lead
furnaces in the vicinity are in full blast.
A man in Iowa lately courted and engag
ed to marry a young girl, but his father
stepped in before him and married her. To
spite tbe old gentleman, the son married the
girl's mother. When farther and son are
blessed with children, what will be tbe fam
ily relation t
A great many persons in eating cherries
swallow the stones, w hich is a very dangerous
practice, and aomeiimeaeaaeea sudden death.
. The Passions. ..
When Music, heavenly maid ! m i i,
While yet, in early Greece, she sun .
The Passions olt, to boar her shell.
Thronged around ber magic cell ;
Exulting trembling raging tali ! i .
l'ogsessud beyond the muse's pain' . :
By turns, they felt tho glowing m '
Disturbed, delighted, raised, refln. :
Till once, "tui said, when all were It --1, .
Filled with fury, rapt, inspired ; .
From the supporting myrtles ron -t
They snatched her instruments ot .- -u il ;
And, b they oft had heard, apart,
Sweet lessons of her forceful art.
Each (lor madness ruled tbe hour -)
Would prove his own expressive power.
First, Fear, bis hind, lb skill to try.
Amid tbe chrds bewildered laid; .
And back recoiled, he knew not why, .
. E'en at tlio sound himself bad made.
Next Anger rushed bis eye, on lire,
la lightnings owned bis secret stings ;
In one rude clash be struck the lyre
And swept with hurried hand, the strings. .
With woful measures, wan Despair '
Low sullen sounds bis grief beguiled ;
A solemn, strange, aud mingled air;
'Tws d, by fits by starts, twa wild.1 .
But tbon, Ob Hope ! with eyes so fair.
What was thy delighted measure! j
Still it whispered promised pleasure, i
And bade the lovely ecenc at distance bail.
Still wonld her touch the strain prolong;
And trout the rocks, the woods, tbe vale,
She called on Echo still through all her son; ;
And where her sweetest tbmncshc chose,
A soft responsive voice was heard at every
Aud Hope, enchanted, emtlctl and waved her
golden hair.
Aud longer bad she sung but, with a frown,
Revenge impatient rose.
Be threw his blood-stained sword in thunder
- And, with a withering look, -The
war-denouncing trumpet took,
And blew a blast so loud and dread,
Were ne'er prophetic sounds so full of wo ;
And ever and anon, he beat
Tbe doubling drnm with furioui heat ;
-' And though, oometim.-a, each dreary pause
, Dejected Pity, at bis side,
Her soul-subduing voice applied,
Tet still be kept his wild unaltered mien ;
While each strained ball of sight seemed burst
ing from bis head.
Thy numbers, Je lousy, to naught were fixed
fiad prwt' of thy distressful state;
' Of differing themes tbe veering song was mixed;
And now it courted Love, now, raving, called
ou Hate. '
With eyes upraised, us one inspired,
Pale Melancholy rat retired ;
And, lrom her wild sequestered seat,
In notes by distance made more sweet,
Poured through tbe mellow horn her pensive
And dashing safe from rocks around.
Bubbling runnels joined the sound :
Through glades and glooms the mingled meas
ures stole,
Or, o'er some haunted streams, with fond delay.
(Ronnd a holy calm diffusing,
Love of peace and lonely musing,)
In hollow murmurs died away.
But, oh ! bow altered was its sprlgbtlier tone,
When Cheerfulness a nymph ol healthiest
Her bow across her shoulder flung,
Her buskins gemmed with morning dew,
Blew an inspiring air, that dale aud thicket
rung I
Tbe hunter's call, to Faun and Dryad known.
Tbe oak-crowned sisters and their cbaste-eyed
Satyrs and sylvan boys were seen,
Peeping from forth their alleys green :
Brown exercise rejoiced to bear,
And sport leaped up and seized bis beechen
Last came joy's ecstatic trial :
lie with viny crown advancing,
First to tbe lively pipe his band addressed ;
But soon he saw the brisk awakening viol.
Whose sweet, entrancing voice he loved tbe beet.
Tbey would have thought who heard the strain,
They saw in Tempe's vale ber native maids,
Amidst the festal-sounding shades.
To some unwearied minstrel dancing :
While, as bis flying fingers kissed the strings,
Love framed with mirth a gay fantastic round,
(.Loose were her tresses seen, her zone unbound,)
And he, amidst his frolic play,
As if be would the charming air repay,
8hook thousand odors from bis dewy wings.
Description of an Ancient Battle in
At once there rose so wild a yell
Within that dark and narrcw dell.
As all tbe fiends lrom heaven that fell, .
Had pealca tbe banner-cry of hell I
Forth lrom tbe pass, in tumult driven,
Like chiit before tbe wind of heaven,
The archery appear ;
For life ! for lite ! their flight tbey ply .
And shriek, and shout, and battle-cry.
And plaids and bonnets waving high, ,
And broadswords flashing to tbe sky.
Are maddening in their rear.
Onward they drive in dreadful race,
Pursuers and pursued ;
Before that tide ol flight and chase
How shaU it keep its rooted place.
The spearsman's twilight wood 1
" Down, down'" cried Mar, "Your lances down !
Bear back both friend and foe !"
Like reeds before the tempest's frown.
That serried grove of lances brown
At once lay leveled low ;
And closely shouldering side t7 side
Tbe bristling ranks tho onset bide.
" We'll quell tho savage mountaineer,
As their hunters cow tbe game !
Tbey come as licet as forest deer,
We'll drive them back as tame."
Bearing before tkein in their course,
Tbe relics of the archer lorce.
Like waves with crest of sparkling foam,
Right onward did Clan Alpine come.
Above tbe tide each broadsword bright
Was brandishing liko beam ol light,
Each targe was dark below ;
And with tbe ocean's mighty swing,
When heaving to tbe tempest's wing.
Tbey burled him on the foe.
1 heard tbe lance's fhivering crash.
As when the whirlwind rends the ash ;
1 heard tbe broadsword's deadly clang,
As if a hundred anvils rang;
But Moray wheeled his rearward rank
Of horsemen on Clan Alpine's flank
" My banner men advance 1
I sec," he cried, ' their colnmn shake,
Upon them with the lance."
The horsemen dashed among the rout,
As deer break through tbe broom ;
Their Bteeds arc stout, their swords are out,
They soon make lightsome room.
Clan Alpine's best are backward borne
Where, wbcro was Rhodcric then
One blast upon his bugle-horn
V"ere worth a thousand men.
And refluent through the pass of fear-
The battle's tide was poured ;
Vanished the Saxon's struggling spear,
Vanished the mountain sword,
As Brac-klinn's chasm, so black and steep.
Receives her roaring linn,
As the dark caverns of the deep
Suck tbe wild whirlpool in,
So did the deep and darksome pass
Devour the battle's mingled mass ;
None lingered now upon the plain,
Save those who ne'or shall fight again.
A Card from Captain J, J. Davis.
To the Editor of the Standard:
Sib : In your issue of the 27th June inst.,
you say : " We made the distinct charge
against Captain Davis,- that after he was
paroled he endeavored to raise a company
and again enter the Confederate service, and
that too in violation of his oath. What has
be said ?" I answer, I have said this state
ment was fulse. In February, 1805, I wag
paroled "not to take up arms against tho
government oi tne united States until ex
changed." Tho charge that I endeavored
to raise a company and again enter the Con
federate service while under this parole, is
The body of prisoners with whom I was
paroled, before landing at Richmond, re
solved that as soon as exebauged, they
would return to their respective commands;
My company was already in- the service ;
and it was my purpose -to rejoin it as soon
as exchanged this purpose was never con
cealed. Upon my return home, many ques
tions were asked by kind friends relative to
my prison life; and, at their request, I made
a speech in Louisburg, iu which I gave a
narrative of my experience and observations
while iu prison. This was no violation of
my parole; and no truthful man can be found
who will say that I proposed to raise a com
pany or to enter the service before exchanged,
or anything like it Though opposed to
secession, yet after the deadly conflict be
gan, I joined my kindred and entered the
Confederate service in good faith, and not
tofor tbe purpose of embarrassing it;" and
my anxiety to return to my company, as soon
as exchanged, was well known to my friends.
The statement that I violated my parol, by
whomsoever made, is false,
You also say : "Sir, you did more. Ton
threatened your peers and equ ils with 9
and 30 lashes. We heard yon say it. We
know that you did do it." 1 answer to this ;
You heard no suck thing. I did no such
thing. There was an abortive attempt in
1865, by President Johnson and Governor
Ilolden, to reconstruct this State. The Leg
islature of 1805 and 'C6 (over which Judge
Settle presided in the Senate, and Hon. 8.
F. Phillips in the Commons, and which, in
your parlance, was a loyal Legislature)
passed an act punishing, by whipping, pil
lory and imprisonment, those who might
attempt to overthrow the State government.
I did not vote for this law did not approve
of it ; but among the first to violate its pro
visions were those who favored it, and some
who voted for it I made a speech, which
is reported in full in the Raleigh Sentinel, ot
Dec. 19th, 1800, in whicn I alluded to this
law, and added 'bat those who enacted
laws onght to obey them or 6ub'uiit to their
penalties-. This is the only speech which I
made upon the subject, and if you will pub
lish it, your readers will sac how much
foundation there is for your charge. As
you seem good at daring, I dare you to
publish this speech of minei end let your
readers see tte truta.
As to your opinions and your estimate oi
me I care nothing. I shall not learn lessons
of honor from yon, and it was my purpose
not to be diverted from the issues now be
fore tho people by anything personal ; but
as you have made distinct charges, I have
deemed it not improper to answer them, V
lest some one, whose good opinion I might
regard, should possibly suspect from my si- . '
lence, under the circumstances, that you bad '
told the truth.
Jos. J. Davis.
! Louisburg, June 28, 1870.
i To Guard Against Sunstroke. One
who knows says it . behooves every one to
take unusual precautions against sunstroke,
and, first of all, avoid the use of stunulatinr
liquors. It is mistake to suppo that a
vdrink' now and then thropgh the day will
help the system to bear np against the ener
yating influence of the heat A large portion
of the cases of sunstroke occur among
those of irregular habits. Avoid alw ihe
excessive nse of iced drinks when nrer-h-at-ted.
The temporary refreshment they afford
nevertheless shocks the ytem and rend
one particularly susceptible to sunstroke.
It is a prolific source also of diarrhra,
cholera morbus and the like. If neccwarily
exposed to the direct rays of tbe sun, wear
a wet hankerchief or wet sponge in tho
crown of tbe hat Laborers are especially
recommended to take this very simple
precaution, which has saved thousand from
sudden death. Bear in mind that sunstroke,
when not fatal, lcava the brain in a very sen
sitive state and years after renders the victive
more liable to a recurrence. "A stitch in
time saved nine."
Front Wilmington.
: Wilwxoton, Jnne 80, On Tuesdav evening
the Steamer Tennessee left Charleston for Mew
York, with a large freight and over fifty passen
gers, and at one o'clock on Wednesday morning
.fire was discovered In some pressed cotton stow
ed in the forward hold. Every effort was made
to stay the flames progress by the pumps throw
ing six streams of water into the hold bnt witb
ot nyTOTwii, flnl)y Iho Bii headed .
for shore and at eleven o'clock Wednesday
morning she was run on the beach and scuttled
at a point a short distance above Little River.ind
thirty miles South of the Cape Fear. Passen
gers and crew all laved. The U. S. Revenue
Cutter, Wm. H. Seward was to start last night
to the relief of the Tennessee passongen and ia
hourly expected in this city.
Washinnton, July 1. Tbe House is eoaslder
lng the funding bill.
The Senate la discussing the bill for the taxa
tion ol government bonds, and a spicy debate la
From Charleston.
CnutusTOH, June SO. Tho Steamship Ten
nessee which left here for New York on Tuesday
evening, was dissevered to be on lire le the
lower Hold when 40 miles north-east of Cape
Romain last evening. Capt Chlckester ma in
for tbe shore and scuttled the 8teamer in ten
feet water. Passengers and crew safely landed
on the beach, the weather being clear. Tbe
steamer, "City Point," has left here to go to tho
assistance of tho passengers. The steamer Is
valued at (250,000, and is one oi the fine, now,
iron steamers recently added to the Now York
Line. The company will put another steamship
on the line at once.
From Philadelphia.
Philasklphia, June 80. Forty-five Fire Com
panies are in lino for tbe reception of the New
Orleans fircmon.
From Paris.
Pabis, June 30. Napoleon, Prim and Scrano,
have consented to Isabella's abdication with the
understanding that no Orleans Prince succeeds.
From Spain.
Madrid, June 30. The Press contains a pro
test against the restoration ot the Bourbons.
From Waskinartoa.
WisnmoTos, Jnuo SO. House Mates peti
tion for the same pay allowed boatswains and
gunners. The Indian appropriation bill as
amended by the Senate was considered adversely
and committee on conference asked. Only two
Cadets to West Point from the South were admit
ted, those were two of eight from Virginia. All
other nominees were sent home.
From London.
Loinxnr, June 80. In tho caw of Lyoot
against Thomas, where the defendant was sued
lor the abduction of Esther Lyons and hor con
version from Judaism, the plaintiff was non
suitod. From New York. .
Nbw Yobs, July 1. The steamship "Tennes
see " proves a total loss. Every passenger wa
saved and the vessel and cargo were fully insur
ed. The steamship "Scotia" has arrived out.
The " Maine" Is missing.
Tbe London Timet of this morning has an edi
torial article on the Cuban question, wherein It
praises the prudence and forbearance shown by
the Americas Government in Cuban a flairs, and
particularly tbo judicious resolutions expressed
in a recent message of President Grant.
New York markets.
New Yoek, July 1 Flour steady. Wheat
one cent bettor. Corn a shade firmer. Pork
dull at $ 29.50. Cotton, Middling Uplands, 30X;
Orleans 2L Sales two hundred bales. Spirits
Spirits Turpentine steady at 3T. Rosin dnll at
2.00 to $2.0.
Money easy at 3 to 5. Stocks firm and gener
ally advanced from ( to (. Governments quiet.
Bonds 13. Sterling for long and 10X for
short Gold strong at 12. North Csrolinas old..
58; new 30.
Foreign markets.
Lohdox, July L Consols opened at 92.
Bonds 96. Tallow quiet and steady.
Liverpool, July L There is considerable ex
citement In tho cotton market, owing to the
discovery this morning that the stock In port is
sixty thousand bales above tbo city estimate sad
seventy thousand bolow tbo Amorican estimate.
Tbe cotton brokers circular issued to-day gives
tho following report for tbo week closing last
evening: Bales for tho week 59,000 ; for export
6,000; for speculation 2,0CH leaving to the trade
51,000. Receipts for the week 31,000; Amorican
12,000. Total in part 555,000 American 810,000.
Cotton opened firmed bat not higher ; Uplands
9d; Orleans lOXd. Sales 13,0 Discs.
Later Cotton-stock afloat and bound for '
this port 441,000, of which 111,000 are American-
Flour quiet.
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