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T II IJ C O M M O K A 1 1' II
TharsUy. May 31. 1883.
E. E. HILLIARO, Editor.
The people of Raleigh and .he
News and Observer seem to b
awakening to the reality or th ne
cessity there exists in the Democra
cy of North Carolina, for Democrats
unity of purpose and principle.
It has not been long, si..ce tht
hand or Radical power fell heavily
upon our people for some little im
aginary election irregularities ii
this, our county of Halifax. In ou
extremity we appealed to the people
of Raleigh, to the News awl Observer.
and the administration of the State
as well, to stand by us in our emer"
gencv, as did the South Carolinians
by their people in similar difficulties,
but we appealed in vain. No ai
fort was extended to us fron.
any quarter. We fought out our bat
tie with Republican power and in
fluence; honorably vindicating oui
fellow citizens without help ant
sympathy from any of our Democrat
is fiiends in the State.
Now this was all wrong, and ir
exceeding bad taste, but perfectly
correct when viewed from a suicidal
stand-point. A party to deserve
success should be worthy of it, and
no party is worthy of success that
has such an inordiiiate desire for tht
nnnd nnininn ot' its enemies US tv
9 X
cause it to desert its f riends.
However much we raav regret to
chronicle the fact, there still linger
upon the Democratic stage some su
peranuated fossils whited sepul
chres of political morality and a
few Self-opinionated young meu.
who to put it mildly believe wt
should first be self-humiliating and
generous to our enemies before, we
are just and merciful to ourselves, !
in other words, that we should bej
very, very careful not to offend our
implacable Radical and scallawag
foes by uphol lin unflinchingly the
Democratic party, and by standing
shoulder to shouller bravely and
honestly battling for the dearest in
terests of the white jsoie of North
-Uu!ike jo ne of our cotemporaries,
and other d.dicutely organized Demo
erats. we believe in standing by our
Raleigh people in their Aliermanic
troubles, and in endorsing the ac
tion of their Board of Al lermen ; hot
only this, we will go further, ana ex
press the hope, that they will con
tinue to stand by their colors, and
fight it out on their present line of
defense so long as the law will bear
them out i n so doing.
we must surrender no more
rights without a struggle, nor sub
mit to any more wrongs witntut a
murmur. We must , stand by our
party and its j nenas come weal or
come woe. If explanations be de
manded, first achieve the victory, and
make explanations afterwards.
"In hoc siguo vinces."
We congratulate the News and Ob
server on the straight-forward and
fearless manner in which t advocates
the unification and concentration of
Democratic thought and action. e
have read with much interest, the
sevaral able ed torials recently pub
lished in that paper, one of which
Eternal Vigilance we have repulish
ed in its entirety. 1
oucn action on me; part ot the'
leaders or Democratic thought is:
calculated to do much good. It will
engender confidence, and confidence
with renewed hope will give U3 unity
and strength. It will put the people
to thinking, forewarn them of im
pending danger and forearm them
against the avowed enemies or white'
supremacy. For let us view it from
whatever standpoint we may, the;
gage of battle in next year's contest
will inevitably be the continued
ascendency of the white people over
the destiny and interests of our I
State, or negro domination for an!
uncertain perio 1, cotrolled by politi
cal mountebanks and charlatans,-
office-seeking adventurers, whose
only interest in black or white, is
place, pelf, and power.
The central organ of the North
Carolina Democracy counsels wisely .
and shows much political acumen in
thus warning the party and its
friends of the folly and madness of
sentiment alisra in politics.
We have nothing to say against
the Repub'ican ad i inistration for
bestowing the patronage at its com
mand upon party triends so long as
regard is paid to qualification. But
we always blush fo- shame, when we
hear that some, weak kneed Demo-
crat, who has faltered in allegiance
to his party, accepts a petty position
from the Republicans. . The powers
that bo suppose thai such men are
susceptable of bribery, and the. offlc!
is bestowed as the price for their
Men whom the Republicans can
thus bribe are not worth much to any
Darty ; they are worth less to the
community and still less to the white
Suffrage is tho highest privilege of
freeman; it ought not to-be a
merchantable commoditv and ex
osed in the market to the highest
When a Democrat, regardless of
principle, changes his po'itics for an
office, he loses his own self respect,
and forfeits that of his fellow man.
He forsakes friends, race, kindred,
oriciple, for what ? A petty oifloe
tnd an alliance with negroes.
Such principles we despise. Such
motives are contemptible. The same
venal and corrupt spirit in the sec
nd century exposed the crown of
tho Roman Empire to public vendue.
A similar spirit, if virtue and morality
lo not rise to check it. will cause the
temple of American liberty to topple
We sometimes hear good me i sa.v
that too much regard is now paid to
.tarty and too little to the man. Such
men have reference to party lines
being drawn so closely. They say
that in the "good old days" a Demo
crat could vote for a Whig and a
Whig for a Democrat and still pre
serve his party standing, w.iile
now a man is classed as a Republi
can for exercising a right to vote for
any individual of that party
Times have changed and men
have changed witn them. Then,
only white inn were voted for, now,
black ones claim a share of attention
And. if you vote for a white Repub
lican indirectly you are supporting
a negro. Why ? Because, if the
most ignorant negro in the land was
a candilate for some office, and the
best, most upright, most competent
man in the Democratic ranks was
opposed to him. this same white Re
publican would maich up to the polls
and cast his vote for the negro. The
only redeeming trait in a Southern
Republican's character is that he will
support tne regular nominee.
There are but two parties in the
South; the 'one, the Democratic
party, is iu favor of progress and
white man supremacy The other,
the Radical party .is in favor of retro-
rgressing and negro supremacy. The
one is led by principle, virtue, states
manship. and patriotism. The other
is led by passion, prejudice, unholy
ambition, and demagogism. .
Anglo Saxon supremacy is superi
or to all other issues- It is the issue
in the South ; all other issues are in
significant in comparison . therewith
(From our Regular Correspondent.)
Washington, D. C,
May 2th, 1833. j
One of the prettiest views in Wash
ington now is half way down Penn
sylvania Avenue. Looking towards
one end, there juts out the Grecian
portico of the Treasury, like a guan-
I tic theatre scene, half across the line
of vision, and closing in the pros
pect. At the other end is the Capi
tol. The trees' in the park rising
from the foot of the hills to the base
of the building at the top, are mass
ed together by the distance into
solid banks ot green, from which
springs the Capitol; large and while
in the sunshine. The brides and
bridegrooms whom the Capitol
guides uher softly through the Con
gressional Library out on the bal-
cony, would see
a beautuui view
would only look
these days if they
at it and not at each other. Down
below them, running out from the
Capitol grounds, are the Botanical
Gardens, and beyond these stretches
a coiit.nuous park, crossed with
d ives in all directions, and extend
ing for more tuan a mile, up beyond
the Washington Monument. It is
well wooded and very pleasant to
the eye. Some distance up. the
dark sandstone towers of the Smith
sonian r. se out of the tn.es. Beyond
is the Agricultural Department, with
its great flower beds, soou to be
glowing with every color that grows.
Then comes the tall shaft of the
monument, the face toward you
shiuing white, the other visible in
deep shadow. Off to the right lies
the city. The eye can trace loug
lines of trees marking the streets and
see the Government building looming
up here and there. To the left is the
Potomac, and on the other side of
it the Virginia bills, with the weather-vane
of Fairfax Court House look
ing over one of them, and farther to
the left tht point where, in the days
when the Confederate armies were
nearest Washington, men standing
on the foot of the Capitol on a clear
day could see the glint of rebel bay
onets. Now and then there is a little rip
ple of Presidential gossip, but there
seems tobe no subject which excites
less interest, though the National
Conventions are only a year distant.
A prominent Democratic Senator
said the other day that McDonald's
friends had an alliance with Attor
ney, General J no. B. Stockton, of
New Jersey, the idea beinsr to cet
the.yteff New Jersey in return forh..
tKi nom;.. rr- .
tUeuoaiuoaofbtocktonfor Vice
&efcident;wJliL!Jiefnrthfir idea- that
a New Jersey man, on the ticket
would help it in the election. The
rest tf the story was to the effect
that Stocktou was in much better
shape, politically and otherwise, thar
he was fooie years ago, and was in
a po3itiou to hive "influence."
' Phil" Thompson- .reached Wash
ington a few days ago and has beer
seen on our streets, in a cool, sum
mer suit, the same quiet, seh-pn
sessed man as ever the last ma
who would be picked out in a erow
as one who has just killed aiiotlie
ind had only a few hours befor
emerged from ids trial. Thompso
embodies the Kentucky idea qui. i.
good natured, and agreeable man to
meet, one of the most amiable and
popular young men in Congress, bur
with a revolver-latent.
Private a'dvices reaching here re
garding the condition of Senator
Anthony are to the effect that he
eats well, sleeps pretty well, walks
to bis desk and looks over his pa
pers and dictates letters which he
signs. At his age, however, there
are grave doubts whether he will be
able to occupy his seat in the Senate
again; A friend of his who was in
Washington the other day. express
ed such doubts. Senator Anthonv
showed signs during the last session
of a loss of strength, and of the ap
proach, probably, of the illness from
which he is now suffering ; he slept
frequently in his chair. The with-
Irawal of Senator Anthony from ac
tive work would undoubtedly bring
Senator Aldnch, his voung collegue.
conspicuously to the front.
The Line of Division The New Diocese.
Special to the News and Observer.
Charlotte, May 26 12 m.
The conference committee of seven
appointed by the convention yester
day to confer with the Bishop about
the dividing line between the dioceses
reported last evening. The report
precipitated a long and interesting
discussion. which consumed the whole
evening session witnout any result
being reached. At this morning's
session Bishop Lyman said that ow
ing to the objections of some who
feared that the eastern diojese would
be too weak it the line were run as
he thought- it best it should be run,
he would yield the point in regard to
embracing Cumberland and Koneson
counties in the Western., diocese
Thereupon the following wasunani-
m msly adopted : Commencing at the
Virginia line at the intersection of
Northampton, Halifax, Edgecombe,
Wilson, Johnston, Harnett, Moore
and Richmond. This put the coun
ties of Northampton. Halifax. Edge
combe, Wilson, Johnston, Harnett
Moore and Richmond and all the
counties to the west of them in the
diocese of North "Carolina. The
Eastern diocese will be the new dio
cese. Its name is not yet announced.
The Permanent Episcopal fund,
amounting to about $35.000. 3'ielding
an income of about $2,500, is to be
equally divided between the two dio
ceses. The utmost harmony prevailed and
the members of the convention feel
greatly relieved at the satisfactory
conclusion of tuis important matter
Charlotte. N. C, May 26.
Bis Lop L y i. an this evening gave his
formal consent to the division of the
diocese on the liue adopted by the
convention as telegraphed you this
morning, l ne consent of the geuer
al convention now follows as a mat
te: of course. The general conven
tion meets in Octobei. The conven
tion adjourns to-night after a very
harmonious season. 'A he following
were ehcted deligates to the general
convention : Rev Dr. Watson, Rev.
Dr. Huske, Rev. Dr. Marshall, Rev.
W. C. Hughes, Maj. John Hughes,
Dr. DeRosset, John C. Henderson,
Esq., and Col. J. W. Atkinson.
Ringwood, Halifax Co., N. C,
May 15th, 1883.
Editors Roanoke News : Some
mouths past you took occasion to
speak of the advantage of a raihoad
of some description from Weldon to
Ringwood. The people of our sec
tion feel the greatest need of such a
road and are willing to go ahead
and do all they can to build the
road, but we need help. It does
tteem to me that such a road would
greatly benefit Weldon as well as
Ringwood. Suppose a road shou.d
be built from Weldon to tiastalia.
'Nash county, via Ringwood it would
open up a section that would, I
think, ship between 2,000 ana 3,000
bales of cotton annually down to
Weldon to say nothing cf the other
products. It would also be the route
by which Messrs. C. W. Garrett &
Co. would ship their immense quanti
ties of wines, brandies, &c, which
they now have to haul 15 miles to
the nearest Railroad depot. The
cotton raised all along this road in
stead of being hauled - by cart., and
wagons to Enfield, VYbitakers, Rocky
Mount, and Battleboro wo .Id be
shipped io Weldon and our farmers
instead of buying their yearly sup
plies from the above named places
would buy them in Weldon and con
sequently most of our cotton would
be sold there as well as other pro
ducts. Our merchants too would no
doui t do a great deal of their trading
in Weldon. Now what, will a road
cost -from Weldon to Castalia via
Rin; .wood ? The distance is about
40 of 45 miles. 1 think we can build
a ro -d that, will answer the purpose,
now for $$5,000 or $30,000 and put
the i jlling-stock on it. That is we
can mild a wooden road and get
er.iuoug tue nau irora me saw
vttiUs ai a moderate price. Now Mr.
ni er.biong tne road trom tne saw
editOF,- the estimate-,-&c. that I have
given are but very rough guesses.but
what 1 wish to show is that such a
road is needed and that such a road
would pay. The people of my sec
tion are anxious for the road and we
want to know what Wefdon is will
ing to do to help us. Will vou please
let us hear from you on the subject ?
Yours very truly,
L. Vinson, Jr.
Roanoke News.
The Fruit Crop. We are pleased
leai n from different parts of the
ouuty that the fruit crop will be
more abundant than was at nrst
shought. although of course it will
not be equal to that of last year.
blackberries will be as plentiful as
ever, and in tins county tney niaKe
quite an important, crop. Chatham
A Double Egg. A hen belonging
to Bev. E. N. Joyner, of this place,
laid an egg recently, that, when open
ed, was found to contain another egg
about the size of a partridge's egg.
The shell of the inner egg was like
that of an oidinarj' egg. we have
heard of "a ring within a ring," but
here was an egg within an egg.
Chuthum Rtcotd.
Rocky Mount Reporter : It is
thought by many that the present
spell of dry weather will injure the
wheat and oat crops, as there has
been very little or no rain since the
crops commenced heading The
new board of town commissioners, at
their last meeting decided to raise
the revenue on dealers in spiritual
liquors from $10 to $15 per annum.
Fire in Perqcimmans. On Wed
nesdad night the barn and stables of
Jas. H. Haytt ere consumed by fire.
It was the work of an incendiary.
This is the second time Mr. Haytt
has suffered in this way Cucum
bers are now selling at $2,07 each.
Two dollars of this is for tne doctor,
anu 7 cents for the cucumber. Eden
ton Enpuirer.
Death of a Remarkable Woman.
Lydia Piukham, the well know
patent medicine proprietor, died at.
Lynn, Mass., Thursday night, aged
64. She began by manufacturing bier,
medicine in a tea kettle, and in a tew
ears built up a business of $300,000
a year. She spent $190,000 per an
num in advertising.
N. B. Tht caption of this para
graph is not intended to refer to Miss
Pinkham's death, but to the value of
her buiinest, while-iie was living
and advertising.
Smithfield Herald : We learn that
in Elevation Township there was a
heavy hail storm one day last week.
No damage, however, was done
It was the pleasure of one of the
Herald staff to visit Pleasant Grove
Township last week, and was agree
ably surprised at finding the farmer
so far advanced in their crops. The
people of Pleasant Grove Township
are a hospitable people, and it always
affords us pleasure to mingle with
. Elizabeth City Falcon : A thief
broke one of the front windows of
Fowler & Co's store last Tuesday
night and stole several coats and
oth r articles. The noise aroused the
family but the depredator had fled
before they arrived on the scene
The bridge of the Norfolk Chesa
peake canal gave way last Friday,
and caused much delay and annoyance-
A suibcient force was at once
put ou to repair the damage A
very severe wind storm visited this
place and vicinity on Tuesday after
noon. For a few minute j the wind
blew in regular tornado fashion. One
or two out buildings about town were
demolished and a number of trees
blown down, beyond which there wa
no serious damage.
Sunny Home : Railroad warehouse
at Whitakers is being enlarged and
otherwise improved Tne reports
of the wheat crop throughout this
section are very encouraging. Ere
long the song of the reaper will be
heard...... A good many of the farmers
in this section were compelled to quit
plowing this week on account of dry
weather The Wilson Normal
school will open June lDth and close
July lUth, 133. The teachers have
been selected aud the indications ar
that it will be one of the best Nor
mals in the State We learn that
a negro man, who broke jail at Greet -yilie
s-ome time ago ant whose pres
ence is wanted at Greenx ille, is roam
ing about on W. T.Taylor's planta
tion about one mile from this place.
There is a reward of one hundred
dollars offered for his capture.
Winston Sentinel: Thirteen per
sons were bapiized at- the Baptist
Church last Wednesday evening.
Rev. 11. A. Brown, the pastor, olficia
ling Mr. J. M. Lacky, of Coles-
ville, Stokes county, we learn, had
the misfortune to lose his dwelling
house by fire on the 13th inst., the
flames consumiug not only the build
ing, but the entire contents Mr
T. F. Anthony, of Surry county, has
in hi- possession a pet crow ' neyear
old that will rival many a "pretty
poll' in its use of he English vocab
ulary. The bird also fills the bill a?
a guaid, and like the geese at Rome
giv.s notice upon the approach of
strangers The new Baptist
Church at Lewisville was organized
last Sunday under very .favorable
prospects for a rapidly growing and
zealous body of workers. Revs. S. F
Conrad, H. A. Brown and Elder Wm.
i urner look a prominent part in- the
News-Observer : It is expected that
on Monday ut-xt the work of making
the excavation for the Governor's
manaiou will begin.- -The work -will
be done by a: force of convicts
The heaters are in position in the
basement of the court house. They
are of a new pattern, the very best,
it is said -A gentleman mentioned
to us yesterday that while this cold
snap was unreasonable it was not
comparable to the cold weather of
r84'J. During the last week of May,.
184y. there were sno v and ice in the'
Albemarle region, corn a foot huh J
was killed in the field and crops suf-,
fered great damage. The hospital j
at the peniteuti .ry is now nearly com
pleted. The floors are being laid and
the building will probably be occupi
ed in June or early in July. This U
the portion of the penitentiary which
is ou the east, and which is so plain-j
ly seen from the city. It is the lof
tiest portion of the great mass of
buildings, rising about one hundred
feet from the ground level, and being
very tasteful and striking in desi,n.
Suicide. On Wednesday, the
16th, about 11 o'clock, Hugh Kirk
patrick. living just over the Orange
line four miles southeast ot Mebane.
was tnuud hanging from a limb of a
pine tre. a short distance from his
house, dead. He had placed a rail
against the tree to assit in climbing,
and used a plow line doubled to hang
himself, lie was seventy six years
old and iu the course of nature
could have lived only a few years
longer. At times lattly he had been
sui ject to spells of mental aberration,
aim it is supposed that during joue
of these he committed the deed that
ended his earthly career A bril
liant wedding takes place at Haw
Kiver this evening (Wednesday), at
the residence of Col. T. M. ilolt.
Alfred W. 1 lav wood. Esq., of Ral
eigh, is the fortunate suitor hat leads
Miss Daisy Holt to the hymeneal
altar Hughes Dixon iu Melvide
township found a fox den abou;
three weeks ago. He killed the old
fox and secured the young ones
which he carried home, and gave
tliem to an old cat whose kittens lu
destroyed. She kin Uy nurses and
watches them, and really seems to
give them more attention than cats
generally do th-ir young. The little
loxes are thriving finely, but still re
tain tht ir native cunniugness. Ala
mance Gleaner.
1 llustrated Book of Cage Birds mai'ed
for 3 cent stamp. Biro Food lo., 237
South Sth St., Philadelphia.
New Life
is given by using Brown's
Iron Bitters. In the
Winter it strengthens and
warms the system; in the
Spring it enriches the blood
and conquers disease ; in the
Summer it gives tone to the
nerves and digestive organs ;
in the Fall it enables the
system to stand the shock
of sudden changes.
In no way can disease be
so surely prevented as by
keeping the system in per
fect condition. Brown's
Iron Bitters ensures per
fect health through the
changing seasons, it disarms
the danger from impure
water and miasmatic air,
and it prevents Consump
tion, Kidney and Liver Dis
ease, &c
H. S. Berlin, Esq., of the
well-known firm of H. S.
Berlin & Co., Attorneys, Le
Droit Building, Washing
ton, D. C, writes, Dec. 5th,
1881 :
Gentlemen: I take pleas
ure in stating that I have used
Brown's Iron Bitters for ma
, laria and nervous troubles,
caused by overwork, with
excellent results.
Beware of imitations.
Ask for Brown's Iron Bit
ters, and insist on having
it. Don't be imposed on
with something recom
mended as "just as good."
The genuine is made only
by the Brown Chemical Co.
Baltimore, Md.
to Mil oar popular rooks awii BlRI.RS In ertry
Town and County. LIBERAL TEUU.
B. F. JOHSSON CO.. WIS Main SU, Uicamoud, V.
JThe great superiority of DR.
all other cough remedies is attested
jby the immense popular demand
for that old established remedy.
For the Cure of Coughs, Colds,
Hoarseness, Croup, Asthma, Bron
chitis, Whooping Coii;.-h, Incipient R
vju-uinpTioii ana nr me reiiei 01
consumptive persons in advanced
stages of the 1 iseae. For Sale
U Druggists Price, 25 cents.
Mouldings, Brackets, Stair Rails, Newels,
Paints, Oils, Glass, Putty and Building Material of every Descriptm
... - Nos. 16 W. Side Market Sqr. & 49 Roanoke Ave.,
raar22 29 ly.
Standard Fertilizer Company,
6, 8 & 10 ROANOKE SQR.,
mar22 293m
R. R. BR1DGERS. Pres't.
We beg to call the attention of Planters to the above
Which have stood in the Front Rank for the past 12 years.
We manu'acture the HIGHEST GRADES OF FERTILIZERS, and their Relij.
bility and Uniformity have been tested in the soil, in the States of North Carolina
South Carolina and Georgia, to the satisfaction of all who have used them. '
We append analyses made by Prof. Wliite, of Georgia, and Prof. Shepari,
of South Carolina :
Prof. White- of Georgia State Chemist.
Plioapliorlc Arid Soluble 2 00
" Reverted 9 00
" ' Available 11 1
" Undecomposed 1 56
Ammonia - - - 3 03
Potash - - - - 1 78
For Sale Bv
Feb. 15. 24 3m
77 Water Street, NORFOLK, Va.
Strictly a Commission House for the sale of
Liberal advances on Consignments on hand.
Pioduce held subject to order of shippers.
Orde rs for
Standard Fertilizers and Chemicals
filled on most favorable terms. Weekly papers with market report mailed
to our patrons.
TwT. L. Tc DAVIS Cc CO.,
South East Corner Water and Commercial Streets, Norfolk, Va.
Always on hand a large Stock of MEATS. FLOUR. FISH and SALT, as well u
A G-eneral Grocery Stock.
01 AIJt &IiWrth tor
ir Tn" A a? eiiiannaH Hihtory and best methods f
. - - -
i If '
Uto- il crops, uraeses, fodder Crops, Trt o
Ert ??Letc- ?ly lOctnmAnnval Catalog and Pricilut cf 2C1SEEIS.
eeverrl thousand vrripHna. Wit nr. fy6 "
ssicrssuBS HIRAM SIBLEY & CO. Rochester, N.Y. Chicago, III.
W. F. ALLEN. j. t. KORUM.
99 Water St. & 18, 22, 26 & 30 Rotherv'tf Lanei
I warn
rcuKt-ULiv, VA.
J ad will com
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P U1T chTl the blond In ttta mm ...
by mail tor " tomu i tp. Bead for pamphlat. I
OF 1883.
C. L. GRAFL1N, Sup't.
W. L. DeROSSET. Gen'l Ag"t.
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Prof. Shepard. of S. C, State Chemist.
Phosphoric Acid Soluble 534
V Reverted 772
" " Available 1306
" " Undecomposed 307
Potash - - 89
mm m mm if il
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