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WH A T RAIIiKOAWS HAVE DONE.
I Dil ; 'ou ever take time to quietly
reflect ipon the influence of the rail
roads ( f. the country as dissemina
tors ocjnews and information. J They
are in (act a system of, education, as
a West em writer has attempted to
show: in a late pamphlet entitled
'The Railroads as a Means or md
cation!" They have done wonders
in shortening distance, annihilating
time and transmitting intelligence.
They not only artora tne means pi
swift travel in tne most comf jrtah e
stle, but with positive luxury and
corn para .ively with the utmost safe
ty. Mountains have been tunnelled
that the iron couriers of news and
knowlld e shall not be obstructed in
Ibeir journey. Transportation, costs
but a smjall fraction of what
y and one hundred
ago. jNOjOne Knows qui mm wno una
lived through it of the vast changes
jave been wrought within a
half century by' the railroad systems
world. Forty years ago: an or-
flnow-storm of three or four
ompellejd trains to
years n aao tne
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of tbid writer, in going
he county, New York, con
or twenty .... days
In the first place, he
travel Jadroea half of North
Norfolk, Va. TheVe he
took a packet (a sailing vessel) for
NeV k'drk. He then todk another
packet apd wentjupthe Hudson river
to the eastern terminus of tne Erie
Thence by Canal be went
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;bj the State from the Hudson
to almost tne Liakes. It Jiving;
be could make the trip in less
than forty boars probably id thirty-
eix or lesa,
risks of (ravel have
are killed by
horses than by rail
cago Inter-Ocean says: j
r . "Between May
10 and Nov. 10. 1875
certain lice or
railway canied 4 955,712
passengers without mjury to one of them;
the &ace line carried 17,064,953 tons of
freight and 19.363.360 passengers in one
year without loss of life or property. Ten
thousand, miles of railways centre! in Chi
cago, seven hundred trains enter and leave
its depot every day, and with rarely a Be
rious accident. Nor have they only
maCe travel swift and sure; they have made
it cheap. . Seventeen barrels of flour can be
carried from Chicago to New York at it he
rate of 1 cent per mile. In less than thirty
hours one can pass from the great city1 of
the West to thei great city of the East,
warm and dry, no matter bow wet and cold
it roay be without. Those fruits of the
tropica which were almost as inaccessible
to the boy of fifty! years ago as the jeweh
of Golconda are now. sold for a cent at
every street corner."
The Inter-Ccean enters upon a
phase of the subject that is cot with
out interest. It points out the liber-
of the great railroad magnates.
grew immensely rich, but they
failed not to b generous with their
means. Col. Tom Scott gave $200,
000 to colleges, hospitals, &c. W.
H. vjanderbilt jgave $925,000 to edu
cational and charitable purposes. He
and his father gave more than a mil
lion and a half dollars to these ends.
They gave 1 per cent. ! The Inter-
: Ocean asks : ' ' : I -
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' Does be who is worth $10,000 generally
leave $100 by devise to public charities or
colleges? Or dees he who is worth $100,
OCO generally leave $1,000? Do not these
figures show, at the least, as much of char
itable, impulse in the millionaire as in the
man of moderate wealth? And It, must be
bornfl In mind that the younger Vander
bllts nave added largely to the good deeds
of their sires. I j
"And the lato Colonel John W. Garrett
left $1,100,000 in 8 per cent, bonds for the
use of the Baltimore association for the re
lief of the poor. This was probably at the
rate'of 2 per cent, of the value pf his es
tate. i The gifts of Johns Hopkins and Le
lnd Stanford were in still higher propor
tion id the true value of their properties."
Some of the Republican papers are
Lamar for the i Su
preme Court Bench solely
ne is a Southern, man. His
and loyalty to the Southern people
and his own conscience is what ag-
gneyes these South-haters. They
is rjnly the sychophants, gushers and
tra tors whom they praise land re
ward. Mr. Lam
iar was the first
to utter words of
rdad, all comprehending patriotism
e Senate chamber on jthe occa
of his eulogy on Charles Sum
This was some fifteen years
KPraoout 1872. He was! censured
?ome of the more extreme South-
papers because of his liberality
m . m
Kindness towards cuoh a leader
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as Sumner, His sentiments were too
far advanced to suit a great many.
Bat Senator Lamar
did not gush or bow
was! right. He
down and wor-
ship the great materialistic North.
Some! ten years la .er when John
Sherman dared to assail ex-President
Davis as a conspirator and trai
tor, how prompt wai j the Mississippi
Senator the ablest man from the
South then in the nagust body to
take up tbe gauntlet and to shiver
lances with the Malignant Enight
from; Ohio. He hurled him to the
ground with his lance made of sound
Southern timber. He said: '
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"We of the South have surrendered upon
all questions which divided the two sides
in that controversy. We have given up the
right jot the people to accede from this
Union; we have given up the right of each
State to judge for itself of the infractions
of the Constitution and the mode of re
dress; we have given up the right -to con
trol our domestic institutions; we fought
for all these and we lost in that contro
versy, but no man shall in my presence call
.1 err erson uavis a traitor wiinout mj ic
sponding with a stern
and emphatic de-
was the language of a true
I of a true Knight who was
sworn to uphold tht right, to be true
to his God and his conscience, and to
protect the innocent and helpless.
The Columbia Register well Bays in
the following comment:
Ih this language unfits Mr. Lamar for
the Supreme Court Bench, then let him de
clina the ermine with supreme satisfaction.
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lie qouia not nave saiu iese. ma usuuwu
demanded that he should say what he did.
Mr. j Lamar might nave said more ne
might well have said to Senator Sherman
Lord Angus, tnou nasi nca.
We expect Mr. Lamar will be con
firmed, because there are Republican
Senators, we may
believe, who are
above the petty meanness of some of
the party editors.
A GOOD REPLY.
' Que of the most
ministers in North
Carolina is Rev.
Pell, of the M. E. Conference.
He is a son of the late Rev. W. E
Pell, so well known in the State.
Tbe son has a terse, clear style and
he knows how to think. He is also
eifted with a vein of humor and a
causticity with it that is sharp and
effective. We have been often im
pressed with his contributions ia the
pacers. We began to read them for
the Bake of the revered father, but
we soon learned to relish them be
caus9 of their own real merit. His
last article is in-the Raleigh Advo
cate. and be is replying to a cousin
in ifew England who writes for in
formation thus: I'Please inform me
as to religious belief in the South.'
The whole answer is very good, and
it is difficult to give a sample of the
flajrdr by quotation. We gather a
few sentences picked out at inter
vals. He tells bis inquisitive Yan
kee cousin: j
"'f We do not know your designs, but if
von have any new goods in tnis Jine to in
troduce we advise you not to send them to
this market. We are badly over-stocked
The fact is tbe South has more religious
belief than she can take care of. livery
body believes and believes clear down to
hisi boots. We have no acquaintance with
intjdets except now and men a man who
does not believe in brimstone if he is not
an infidel we don't want to see one. And
we do not know anything about your hon
est doubter. We believe in believing. Our
fathers before us believed and we never go
back on our ancestors. And our fathers
belief is good enough for us. And our
grandfathers' too. Not until a cyclone
nicks us un and sits i us down bard in tne
lari of Andover, will we take any new theo
losrv in ours.
f it would make a New Englander laugh
to fete how terribly old-fashioned we are.
But we never laugh at our grandpas. The
fact is, Grandpa Puritan did not die in tbe
Plymouth Rock settlement He is not
dead yet. The old gentleman found out
that bis folks were getting tired of him
and ho just watched his 'chances
and slipped down here among us.
You must come to the country
to find what a Southerne'r believes and you
will have to spend some time with us if
you want to take a full inventory of our
stock. New England cannot boast of a
better assortment of unbeliefs than we
Southern folks have of beliefs. .P What
we really believe in most of all will sound
stranjfely new to your New England ears.
First of all, we believe in the Bible from
lid; to lid, chapter by chapter, verse by
verse, word by word, bead lines, references,
Jonah and the whale,. and all We do not
have to keep chalk points to mark a di
vinely inspired verse red, a semi-divinely
inspired verse blue, a. humanly inspired
verse green, a personal opinion of! the au
thor verse yellow, and give up night read
ing for fear of getting tbe blue and green
mixed and passing over the yellow alto
gether. And we believe in the Bible ac
count of creation, its mysteries, difficulties,
and what you are pleased to calt absurdi
ties. We believe in the Trinity, and are
glad we cannot explain it. And if yoU
are now prepared to hear the worst we
believe in a real, live hell I" j :
The young men of a State : are its
hpe. Upon them must rest the
great duty of carrying on the impor
tant work only in part furnished by
their fathers. In proportion as they
are disciplined and well furnished in
mind, pure in morals, earnest in purr
pose, Bincere in religious beliefs, and
noble in aspirations, will be their suc
cess and the perfection of their labors.
Right thinking is neoessary to secure
right living. Character is the great
thins for any vonth. A ,
"Good name, in man and woman,
Is the immediate jewel of themselves.";
A man is not apt to be better than
his thoughts, j There was never yet
any true greatness of soul or of mind
that was not based on character on
right views of life. A wise young
man will strive habitually to deserve &
ffbod name. He will know that the
surest way to secure it is to possess it.
Be what you seem. A man thus be
ing, thus living, will be equal to
everr calamity and will "die the death
of the ngbteou?," j
"And all his prospects brightening to the
' last . ! - ' J ' i
Bis Heaven commences ere tbe world be
" n n-
has many native
young men in. the
ministry of which
has some men
to be proud. It
or a remarkably
high grade. We
may name-. Rev.
Dr. Moore,' Rev.
Samuel Smith: Rev. Dr. T-illett.
Rev. K. L. Pell, Rev. Thomas Dix
on, and perhaps others' not known to
us. It has promising and able vouner
men in other fields of activity and
thought in the law, jin. professon
chairs, in tbe . newspaper offioes, in
the medical profession, in soientifio
pursuits .and so on. These are the
men who are indeed ; tbe props of
Commonwealths as well as the orna
menta of the Christian reliarioo.
When the mother of the Gracchi
was asked for her
ewelo, she pomt-
ed to her children
j The pure, bon-
or able, educated
young meu ol a
its surest balwsirk
and its brightest
North Carolina be forever blessed in
in her sons and daughters!
It ia astonishing now much non
sense can be indulged in by men of
parts. Mr. Joseph Cook; of Boston,
is of the opinion that "in fifty years
the negroes would- rule - the vote of
the South." Why postpone the evil
da;? The negroes for years in tbe
South did just what the Boston man
1 ruled .the vote.
They will do it
again in the next
election if 4 the
allow it by
the negroes at once become the great
political factor, and all the education
on earth cannot prevent it. l o pre-
serve our free institutions anil to
guard the government from decay
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tbe whites must be solid. The dan
ger has beeu alljalong that enough
whites of a certain grade will unite
with the neeroes in somo of the
States to give tbiem control.
. The World continued its inter
views of the members of Congress.
Over four fifths
.have spoken. The
pretty solid for the
favor Blaine for
The geural result is thus given:
Republicans on choice for President.
Non-committal ......... i.
For Blaine iL '.
The nominee of the convention
Jobn 8hc-rman ,
Judge Oresbam .......
Gov. .Robinson (Maes ).
GoV. Rusk (Wis.) ji....
Cbauncey Si. Depew . .
In favor of Cleveland's tariff ideas
Non-committal . . ,:. . . ........
Opoted to Cleveland's tariff ideas
For tariff reform oaly ..........
For revenue reform only.
For tariff and revenue reform . . .
Against any change -
One Independent Republican
tbe Labor party was non committal on the
question of bis-cttoice for tbe Presidency.
He, however, favored Mr. Cleveland's
ideas and declared himself strongly in
favor of both tariff and revenue reform
Good A 4 vice. j ' . ,
Under the head of "False Popula
rity," the editor of thei Cape Fear Ad
vocate, of this city, a colored man,
addresses the following' words of so
berness and truth.1' to his people :
How often are our people per
suaded to contribute their humble
means to some purpose called popu
lar, simpiy to mi tne pocsets or some
who are far more able to give than
to receive from them. ; Many a poor
person whose house rent is due. and
not a stick of wood in the house, and
bills unpaid are forced out ol money
in this way, and yet they consent for
the sake of popularity. Popularity
bought is false popularity. Buy your
own homes and pay tor tnem, tnen
give to the poor and distressed. How
silly It is to see: persons wno are in
debt for meat, : meaL wood, clothes
and rent throwing away their money
on banquets, sociables, etc., compli
mentary to persons who aretmt of
debt, well and hearty. Give us more
honest home-pride, coupled with love
and cnarlty lor tne poor and needy,
and less vanity. .Popularity wnicn
merit does not command is dear at
any price. But how many will differ
with this sentiment ? I Let as many as
may., xnese trutns come Deiore ns
every day." it
Cotton Movement. I -
The receipts of cotton at this port
since the beginning of the crop year,
Sept. 1st, aggregate 134,339 bales, as
against 98,864 bales received during
the corresponding period last year
an increase of 35,475. Receipts so
far this season! exceed the total re
ceipts of the season1 of 1886-87 by 32
bales. 1 :- '.1,1 '
Receipts the past week are 10,159
bales; the same week last year, 9,681.
The stock at this . port is 24,422
against 17,816 bales at same date last
' Exports since September 1st last
year.. . . '!. ij : :j
aggregate 110,572 bales; against 81,216
for the corresponding: period last
Deatb of Sir. Jnn. B. Orrell.
Mr. James B. Orrell, one of tbe old
est citizens of (Wilmington, died yes
terday morning at his residence in
this city from an attack of apoplexy.
For many years he was engaged in
the lighterage business, until ad
vancing years and failing health com
pelled his retirement from active pur
suits, with the respect and esteem of
all who knew him. His age was
about eighty years, j The funeral will
take place this afternoon at 3 o'clock
from nis late residence, No. 624 North
Fourth street. , f .
Naval Stores ExblMU
Receipts of spirits
this port since the
crop yeaj April 1st,
beginning of the
1887, to Decem
ber 10th, are 58,234 casks, against 62,-
898 last year, i Kosin, aoo,uo oarreis;
last vear 217.713. Tar. 85.386 barrels.
aeainst 39.982 i last year. Crude tur
pentine, 19,425 barrels; last year,
EE K I a
WILMINGTON, N. C, FBIDAY, DECEMBER j 16,
A Tbroacn Orann Train.
A special fast orange train is now
being run between Jacksonville and,
NewCSork, carrying cars through to)
Washington, Baltimore, Philadelphia
and other points, j It constitutes an
all-rail freight line between Jackson
ville and Eastern I cities, and orange
tariffs have been issued to the above
named cities. j , J.
The new line is known as the At-
lantie Coast Line , Dispatch, and is
composed of cars furnished by the,
Pennsylvania railroad, the . Atlantic,
Coast Line and the roads of the!
Plant system between' Jacksonville
and Charleston, each furnishing can
in proportion to their mileage.
The cars being used on these trains
are of the most improved refrigerator
style, being supplied with passenger1
coach epringsahd air brakes, .and
make almost as fast time as the mail
trains themselves. The trains leave
Jacksonville every afternoon ,.at
o'.clockv exeept $aturday,' " when, they
leave "at 2 p. m., in- order to get
through Georgia and South Carolina
so as hot to infringe on the Sunday
laws of those States.
This is the first through fruit car
service that has ever been put on be
t ween Florida and the Northern and
Eastern cities. Heretofore all fruit
shipped to Washington and points
North and East was transferred at
Portsmouth to steamers, and shipped
hence to destination. Under the
new order of things the fruit eoes
through without! rehandling, and in
aoout one-nan tne time it formerly
took, while the rates will be the same
. The Bulletin of the North Carolina
Board of Health, for November, just
issued, contains the following among
other valuable suggestions:
'Burnine; is the only reliable disin-
fector of the discharges from the
lungs and throat in phthisis, diphthe
ria, and scarlet fever.
Boiling destroys all known disease-
germs, and completely disinfects the
Much of the work done in the sani
tary cleansing of our towns is without
method. The authorities who sup
ply the funds do not respond nntil
some glaring defect is to be remedied,
and tnis being done, everything; re
lapses into a state of security. "Such
work is usually expensive, because it
is the accumulation of work. Super
intendents would do well to make np
a scneduie oi worK to be undertaken,
and make it public after they get
the assurance jof aid from town or
county authorities. Co-operation
of citizens is seldom withheld when
the Superintendent shows zeal and
can state clearly what he deems ne
cessary. Prepare now for the Spring
and Summer, and prevent sickness
and deaths. !
The city of Pittsburg has recently
erected a furnace for the burning of
garbage at a cost of $3,500, capable of
consuming su tons oi garbage a day.
Wilmington. Ralei&rh. Charlotte.
Asheville, Salisbury, Greensboro. Sa-
rem-Winston, uarnam. ana otner
towns in tbe State could erect fur
naces at $ 1,000 cost, with capacity of
ten tons a day. oucn an establish
ment would stimulate the scavenging
of the streets to a wonderful extent.
There is no use any longer of follow
ing the expensive custom of taking
the filth away from the front doors of
the people who live in tne conspicu
ous parts of our towns, and placing it
in piles to rot and spread disease into
the houses of petty tax-payers in the
Tne laiatlnc XI en.
No further tidings have been re
ceived from Mr. J. Thad Branch and
Mr. Chas. Barnitz.of this city, who it is
snpposed,lost their lives in Currituck
Sound during a violent storm on the
night of Thursday, tbe 1st instant.
The sail boat in which they left Eliz
abeth City to go to the dredge, on
that fatal night, was found drifting
in the sound,' about three miles
from the dredge-boat, with the body
of Mr. John Keeter lying across one
of the thwarts face downward. Half
of Mr. Keeterg coat had been torn
from his body ! and one of his boots
was missinsr. The boat was full of
water, and the oars and sail were
gone. It is supposed that the other
two men were washed overboard and
drowned. Both had on heavy rubber
boots and thick clothing. The body
of Mr. Keeter was taken to Elizabeth
City and interred.
Eastern Insane Asylum.
The Goldsboro Argus says tnat a
meeting Of the Directors of the East
ern Insane Asylum was held in that
place last Friday, and adds: Dr. J. F.
Miller, of Goldsboro, was elected su
perintendent. The election of stew
ard was postponed until March.. The
assistant superintendent's, time had
not expired, consequently there was
no election for this place. All the
directors were present. Dr. Miller,
as is well known, is a gentleman of
the very highest character and emi
nence in his profession, and it would
have been impossible for the direc
tors to have done better. Dr. Roberts,
who has been; superintendent for six
years, has made an able and emcient
offleer, and is entitled to the plaudit
well done j good and faithful ser-
vant." Mrs. B,
V. Smith was elected
matron. , I
Funeral of ITIra. Atkinson- R
Funeral services pf the late Mrs.
Josepha G. Atkinson were held yes
terday at 11 a. m., in St. James
Church, the" body being interred be
neath the; chancel besides the re
mains of her husband, the late
Bishop Atkinson. The pall-bearers
were Dr. A. J. . DeRossett, Hon.
George Davis, Messrs. J. Alvis
Walker, DuB, Cutlar, Clayton Giles,
J. G. Wright,-Walker Meares, Wm.
R. French. i t
The ceremonies were very impres
sive, all tne clergy taking part
Bishop Watson, Rev. Dr. Flagg of
at. James' unurcn, itev. ur. uarmi
chael of St. John's, Rev. Mr. Arnold
of St. Paul's, and Rev. Mr. Coerr of
St. Marks, i !
A correspondent of the Stab, writ
ing from i Monroe, N. C., Bays the
grading of the I G., C. & N. K R. is
being rapidly finished on the Monroe
end of the line; grading now going on
in the edee of town. When finished
this will complete the work to Ches
ter, S. C. and track-laying will soon
begin. There are two thousand tons
of iron at Monroe and on the way to
complete the work.
Nhum Guano t'ompany.
The annual meeting of stockholders
ol the Navassa, Guano Company iwas
held in the. city yesterday . morning.
Mr. D. G. Worth was called to I the
chair and Mr, Donald MacRae was ap
pointed secretary. : ; ' I
Alter tne usual reports were pre-.
sented and ordered on file, a resolu
tion was , unanimously adopted ; ex
pressing, regret, for tbe death of the
late Superintendent of the Company,
CoL. C. L. Grafflin. : and tendering
sympathy to his family in their be
reavement. The Treasurer was au
thorized to pay the salary of the late
Superintendent to the end of the year
for which he was elected. ; . j
The following officers were elected
to serve for the ensuing year: -
: President R. R. Bridgers.
'Secretary-, and Treasurer Donald
Superintendent C. L. Borden.
riTirM.hnra T. f! Ornfflin WJ TT
'CTrawfoixMIXGJ ortb, G. W. Kid
der, Smilie Gregg, Donald MacRae.
Superintendent of Agencies W. L.
Assistant Treasurer Donald Mac
Accountant W. C. Jones.
Travelling Agent Geo. P. Ctotch-
ett . , i
A dividend of 8 per cent, was de
clared, payable on or before January
1st. 1888. "to the stockholders of re
cord of this date, v !
Cbambec of Commerce.
Council of the Wilmington Chamber
of Commtrce was held yesterday at
the rooms of the Produce Exchange.
There was a full attendance. The
President, PoL F. W. Kerchnerj pre
A communication from the Board
of Trade of Jacksonville, Fla., in .re
gard to Atlantic ports being repre
sented befort the Congressional com
mittees on River and Harbor im
provements, accompanied by a com
munication from the Board of Man
agers of the Produce Exchange ap
proving the proposed action and re
commending, that Col. A. M. Wad
dell be appointed and requested to go
A- TTT 1 1- . . x il-.'J
to rvasningtoa to represent luib pun
and that his expenses be paid by the
two bodies, was read and on motion
concurred in. and the President was
requested to confer with Col. Wad-
dell on the subject. j
All communications of recent date
relative to the Signal Service were
referred to the President with power
On motion, Mr. Wm. Calder was
appointed on the part of the Cham
ber of Commerce to act with Mr. B.
F, Hall, of the Produce Exchange, in
the matter of obtaining excursion
rates for one day in each week from
the railroads running into the city.
Cape Frar Klvcr Improvement.
Capt. Bixby in his annual
The improvement of the
Cape Fear river has been considered
and discussed: in 1853 by a'commission
of coast survey, navy, and army en
gineer officers; in 1858, by a commit
sion of coast survey, navy, and ar
my engineer officers; in 187
in 1882. by a board or army engineers.
The work under tbe atate or JNortn
Carolina was directed by Mr. Ham
ilton Fulton, State engineer; that
from 1827 to 1838 was directed by
Capt. Hartman Bache, topographi
cal engineer, witn Uapt. treorge uia
nev. Corps of Engineers, as assistant;
those from 1839 were carried on by
Lieuts. J. K. Mansfield, Corps of En-
T 1 tr tit, a TI 4. A ai! 1
gineers, j onn o. vv uiuer, x irsu ariu-
Jerv. Lieut. A. J. Swift and Capt
John McClellan. United States
Topographical Engineers: those from
1850 to 1857 were carried on unaer
Capt. D. P. Woodbury and Lieut. W.
M. C. Whiting, Corps of Engineers;
those of 1870 under Col. James a.
Simpson. United States Engineers,
with Mr. Walter Griswold as assist
ant; those from 1870 to 1884, under
Lieut. Col. W. P. Craighill, United
States Engineers, with Capt. C. B.
Phillips as assistant until 1876, and
Mr. Henry Bacon as assistant ironi
1676 to 1884: since 1884. under Capt.
W. H. Bixby, United States En
gineers, with Mr. Henry Bacon as
Capt. Wm. in.-Parker Funera't
The funeral of the late Capt. Wm,
M. Parker took place yesterday after
noon at 3 o'clock from the residence
of his brother-in-law, Mr. Wm. E.
Springer, on North Second street.
The attendance was very large, des
pite the fact that rain was falling
and the weather throughout the day
was wet and disagreeable. The mem
bers of the Sunday school Of Grace
M. E. Church, of which the deceased
had been superintendent for sixteen
years past, attended the funeral in a
body. The remains were interred in
Oakdale Cemetery, Rev. Dr. Yates
conducting the services. The pall
bearers were : Messrs. S. D. Wallace,
George H. Kelley, H. M. Bowden,
George Chadbourn, Donald MacRae,
James W. King, W. W. Hodges, John
W. Perdew, W. M. Poisson, H. P.
West, Dr. F. W. Potter and Col. Roger
Tne Carolina Central's New Benednle.
The change in the running of
trains on the Carolina Central Rail
road, announced in the Stab yester
day, will go into effect Thursday,
December 15th. The train from this
city will leave Wilminuton at 7 p. m.,
arrive at Charlotte 7.30 a. jn., leave
Charlotte for Rutherfordton at 8.45
a. m. and arrive at the latter place
at 3 p. in.
The train from the West will leave
Rutherfordton at 8.40 a. ni.,! arrive at
Charlotte at 3.00 p. m.; leave Char
lotte at 8.15 p; m. and' arrive at Wil
mington 8.35 a. m.
Foreign Exports Keeter day
j Messrs. Williams - & Murchison
cleared the Norwegian barque La
Plata, for Hull, Eng., with 1 2,275 bar-
els of rosin, valued at $2,127.
Messrs. E. G. Barker & Co. cleared
the Norwegian barque Flora, for
Newcastle, Eng., with 2,700 barrels of
rosin, valued at $2,795.
Messrs. Parsley & Wiggins
cleared the schooner Mabel Darling
yesterday for Nassau, N. P., with 57,-
000 feet of lumber and 43,000 shingles,
valued at $817.19.
i Fl FTI KTH t O SGtt ESS.
Nothing or Kprelat littrrrai Transacted
in Eltuer Heuer adjournment Va
til Kiovdir, ''! v"-"-". --I- ..
' V: '. 1 SEN At K 5 .
Washington D c 8 -After the read-
lujj of the Journal ntl- Ike en-Bt-!iUli.D of
a few departmen' counnuuii-iiti.iD.-. the
Senate, on , motion f j Mr Fr-!' hd-
jouroed till Mutiri iv urxt
aOU?B OF WEPRE-NTATIVES.
Tbe Houfcc t dl uin-d ai 12 20 until
Mondaj, -after tt introduction of a few
resolution! lelu'iuit t i ho .amecriuieot of
the rules. r
Itleettnx of ibe Republican National
Commute to Meleet lwe and Place
tor Next National RooTratiou-Cou-testtd
Election uitili ike Hone
Resolution Oflcrrd la ibe House
for tne Abolition of Important Com-
mtiteea. !- r - "v . ;
Washisoton. Dec 8 The RenuWicjn
National Coin mittee wtta called to order lit
11 o'clock this s. to . in room 15'J A'liDii-
ton Hotel, by B F Jones, of Ps , its chair-
mao; samuel Fesseauea. of Conn., acliog
as secretary In a brief speech Chairuaau
Jones stated the object of the meeting hs
follows : Gentlemen of the Committee, as
stated io tbe call, this meeting ia for the
purpose of selecting the time nod placo for
holdins the next Republicao Ntional Con
vention; also to consider such other matters
as may properly be brought before it. As
everything connected j bovever remotely
with the j; over o meu t of this great country
ia important, our action to day may have
far reaching results We should therefo-e
carefully consider such subjects as may be
brought before us, that we may decide
wisely . We may congratulate ourselves on
the improved prospect of the Republican
party since tbe National uomrnittee met in
tela city four years ago for tne s.tme pur
pose ttrnt we are now assembled. At that
time tbe majority against the Republican
patty in the North, at; the last preceding
general Stae elections, couu ted up into
hundreds ot thousands. 1 he great states
of New York. Pennsylvania ami Ohio bad
Democratic G vernord. New York s be
ing tlecttd (y nearly 2UU.00U plu
rality, which was reduced lor tbe samo
Candidate in the ! Presidential elec
tion to less than 1,100. . Though by
accidint the Democratic party have tbe
Presidency and the prestige of success, the
signs are auspicious fori he election or a
Uepubltuau Prtsidect in lboS I be mo
mentum acquired by f twenty -five years of
prevalence of Republican ptiociples has
not yet lost lis force. Sand tbe ro&teiial n
terests of tbe country are still prospering as
tbe result of Republican industrial legisla
tion Kecent utterances however, inoicate
a determination to end this prosperity ry
adverse legislation, forced upoj the c-uii-try
by an administration hostile t ) Ansi ri
can industry, nnd nlso indie tie the nec i
sity of a return to power of tbe Repubticm
party in the National tuovernment to that
American industry, wool growing and
sugar raising, equally with iron ruaBing
and textile production, may nave continued
prosperity, and the employes in thete in
dustries constant employment, ami con
tinued, good wages, i tuch t8 American
workmen should rtc-ive.
Tbe roii was then Called ami every Bute
and Territory, with -ne or excetin-ja.
was represented ova delegate orprizy.
The delegate selected fronnh-v Scte of
Kentucky, J Z. Mooie, having moved
from that State, Mr ijrowuiow,
of Tennessee, moved that Bon G. M.
Thomas be ad mined as a committee?
man to represent; Kentucky. He ttated
that the Republicifir memltera of Congress
from that State bad met and selecud Mr
Thomas as a member of the Committee.
The question arose s to the right of the
Committee to admit h gentleman to mem
bership elCdpt upon tbe ceitificaUou of tbe
State Committee; and the further point
was made lbt no resignation bad heeo re
ceived from Mr. Moore-
At tbe suggestion of Mr. Clarkson, of .
Iowa, Mr. Browniow modified his motion
so as to provide that Mr. Thomas bo ad
mitted as temporary representative of Ken
tucky at the present meeting, and as modi
fled the motion was agreed to.
A committee of three members of tbe lie
publican National League appeared, and
through its chairman, J. Hale 8olitr, re
newed the invitation tendered by tbe
League to the Committee, to hold its meet
ings at the League headquarters, and tbe
invitation was unanimously and cordially
The fJommittee then adjourned to re
assemble at tbe Liague Club Uouse.
Delegations were ; present to urge tbe
claims of Minneapolis, Omaha, Chicago,
St. Louis, Cincinnati and Philadelphia.
Each delegation was; given fifteen minutes
to present its case. Col. Wm. C. Elaai. of
Richmond, pressnted an argument in favor
of the Republican party of that State lie
was accompanied, be said, by members of
the Senate and llouje of Representalives'of
Virginia, and by its five or six Republican
members of Congress, and they represented
tbe Republican party of Virginia, tie read
a paper which Had been prepar.u in the
form of an address to tbe Committee, and
which reviewed the history of the Repub
lican party in that State since 1873. Un"
der the old management tbe party bad been
so badly beaten in 1876, th&t it bad become
disheartened and Democratic in 1878 the
chairman of the State Executive Commit
tee had united with the Bourbons in an ef
fort to organize a new parly. Local in
fluences, which had been steadily at work,
had resulted in 1877 in tbe disrup
tion of the Virginia Democracy. The
Republican rank and file had gone over
to Mabone, while the others bad joined
with the extreme Bourbons. The Repub
licans had from that time until 1888 aban
doned the field to tbe foe. Tbe elections in
Virginia had been iegregiously misrepre
sented. They bad i earned bo outoiiuu
counties; had elected 10 out of 19 Senators;
and carried 7 out of 10 Congressional dis
tricts. And all this they bad done with
strictly Republican votes. He stated these
facts to show that the National Republican
organization of Virginia was not inefficient
or unsuccessful, and to demonstrate that
with cordial recognition and support of the
National Republican party, Virginia would
give her electoral votes next year to tbe Re
publican candidate for tbe Presidency,
i For the place, the first f rmal ballot ie
suited as follows: Whole number of bal
lots cast. 47: necessary to a choice, 24.
Chicago received 22, Omaha 4, Cincinnati
9. Minneapolis 8. Philadelphia 3, St Louis
1. The second formal ballot resulted,
Chicago 25, Omaha 1, Cincinnati 13, Min
neapolis 8. i
Mr. Gallagher, delegate from the New
York Working Men's party, was on appli
cation admitted to present the views of
that party. He asked of the committee
some decision on tbe cause of labor. He
wanted the committee to further the views
of the Labor party in direction of a high
protective tariff, a Btroog navy, more coast
defences, internal improvements, com-
Dulsorv education and other matterssnd
to use up the surplus and protect the labor
of American workingmen. They atkfor
the enfranchisement of ' white slaves, as
they had witnessed that of black slaves.
Washington, Dec. 8. In compliance
with the act of. Congress of March, 1887.
relative to the contested election cases, the
clerk of the House laid before that body
to-day such portions of the testimony in
all of the contested caseB as parties in inter
est have agreed upon or as seemed proper
to the clerk. These portions nave oeen
printed and indexed, together with notices
of contest and answers, and are now ready
far deliverv to the committee on .Elections.
The cases in which notice of contest have
been given are the following: Nathan
Frank vs. Jobn M. Glover, 9th Congres
sional district of Missouri; Robert Lowery
va James B.' White, twelfth district of
Indiana; J. V. McDuffle -vs. A, C. David
son, fourth district of Alabama; Robert
Smalls vs. Wm. Elliott, seventh district of
South Carolina; F. J. Sullivan vs. Charles
N. Felton, fifth district of California;
George H. Thoebe vs. John G. Carlisle,
sixth district of Kentucky; N. E. Worth
ingtonl vs. Philip 8. Post, tenth Illinois;
Joseph D. Lynch vs. Wm. Vandever, tixth
California, j : "3 ' f ' - '
: Washihgton, Dec. 1 8 Mr. Springer
offered in the House to, day a resolution
providing for the abolition of committee
on Pacific ' rai roads, invalid pension,
mileage, militia and improvement of-the
Mississippi river, and the transfer of their
functions to other committees. Provision
is also made for a general increase of mem
bership of remaining committees and re
arrangement of their duties to some exteut.
Washisgtoh, Dec. 9. The Republican
caucus committee of the Senate has found
the task put upon it by the caucus of ar
ranging the majority representation upon
Senate committees an exceedingly trying
one. It has been in session since last Tues
day, and has once or twice o eared comple
tion of the list of assignment, when some
inkling of its. work having got abroad, re
presentations, and objections . have been
made in such number and of such character
as to require an entire reconsideration. The
work was, however, finished this afternoon.
A Republican caucus is called for to-morrow
morning. - Senator Hoar has tbe list in
charge, acd will not make it public to-day.
The Democratic caucuslcommitlee, whose
task is simpler, has its work so far ad
vanced that it can complete it at one hour's
session so soon as the Republican list is
laid before it. I
The committees will probably be ap
pointed by the Senate Monday, and the
practical work or the session will osgin on
Tne Hooae of Delegates aek Congrese
to Repeal tbe Internal Revenue
LiW(.-Jno. S. Barbonr Nominated
lor -TJ. S. Senator by tbe Democratic
- Cancna. . !
Richmond, Dec. 8. In the House of
Delegates to-day a joint resolution was
adopted 90 to 1 directing Virginia's Sen
ators and requesting her Representatives in
Congress to use their best efforts to secure
the repeal at an early day of the entire in
ternal revenue system of taxation, and,
falling in that, to secure, if possible, the
repeal of so much of the system as imposes
a tax on tobacco in any of its forms, and
upon spirits distilled from fruits. A reso
lution was adopted tendering the use of the
hall pf the House of Delegates to-morrow
to Hons. Sir John Hambleton, Hailing
oiuart anu wm. itanooipn uremer, mem
bers of the British Parliament, for the pre
sentation of their views on the subject of
Richmond, Dec. 8. A caucus of the
Democratic members of tbe General As
sembly to-night nominated by acclamation
Hon. John S. Barbour for election as Uni
ted $tates Senator, to succeed Senator Rid
dleberger, whose term will expire March
4th.jl889 i The caucus also made the fol
lowing nominations for State offices:
For Secretary of the Commonwealth.
Henry WJ Flournoy; Auditor of Public
Accounts, Morton Marye; Second Auditor,
F. G. Ruffln; Treasurer, A W. Harmon;
Superintendent of the Penitentiary, W W.
Moses. All of the officers above namsd are
present incumbents. !
Cfpt. J. H. O'Bannoa. of this city, was
nominated for Public Printer, vice A. R.
Micfu, and Thos. Whitehead, of Lynch -burk
for Commissioner of Agriculture,
vice Randolph Harrison.
Tbe Republicans also held a caucus to
night, but made no nomination for U. S.
Senator. They nominated, however, can
didates for all of the State offices. It is
understood that General Mahone will be
complimented with a nomination for U. 8.
Senator, and that Senator Riddlebergerlwill
net iue same voies in caucus. .
Tbe 'Jail Officials Greatly Disturbed
Oyer tbe Discovery of a Plot to Lib
erate Several of tbe Worst Criminals.
j By Telegraph to the Morning Star.
CaiCAGO, Dec. 10. The officials' in tbe
county jail are in almost a frenzy of fear
and uncertainty over the disclosures re
garding" the surreptitious possession of
contraband articles bv the prisoners. The
finding of bombs in Lingg's cell has never
been itraced to Us depth; neither have the
persons been discovered who furnished the
several doses of poison taken by George
Engel. ! j
Un Saturday last a 44-callbre revolver
and over one hundred cartridges were
found in the cell of Michael Lynch, who
shot ahd killed officer William S. Halloran
in July last, and last evening it was learned
tbajt the latter discovery prevented the car
rying out of a well-defined plot to liberate
half a dozen of the worst criminals in tbe
jail;, j Immediately on the finding of the
revolver and ammunition by jailor Folz,
Lyhch was taken from his cell and placed
in solitary confinement for over one hun
dred hours, manacled to the cell doer, and
fed on bread and water.
All details have been suppressed by the
jail officials, but it is known that tbe plan
was to arm .Lynch ami a number of other
prifeouers, and getting them into tbe law.
yeris cage on some pretense, have them all
make a combined break for liberty, and
shooting down the guards if necessary.
PHI LADELPHIA .
Extensive Barrel Factory Destroyed
by Fire-Loss over 8100,000 Three
Hundred men Thrown Out of Em
ployment. j j iBy Telegraph to the Morning atar.i
Pini.AnKT.PHiA. Deo. 10 William G.
Pehnypacker's extensive barrel factary, at
23rd and Washington avenue, was totally
destroyed by fire, between 4 and o o clock
this morning, together with tbe valuable
machinery, a large stock of lumber, finished
barrels and staves. The loss will probably
exceed $100,000. Twenty-five horses were
stabled in rear or the building, but all were
leacued from the burning building by po
licemen and citizens. Two policemen
were severely though not dangerously
burned while engaged in rescuing the ani
mals. The fire originated in the drying
kiln of the establishment. It burned with
great fierceness, and caused great excite
ment among tbe occupants of a number of
small dwelling houses at the side and rear
of the burning , building. Several of the
dwellings were scorched or slightly burned,
but none were seriously damaged. Three
hundred men are thrown out of employ
ment by the burning of the factory.
John L. Herndon.of Harnett County.
I . N. C. Kills Himself, -
I By.Telegraph to the Morning Star.
Raleigh. N. C. Dec. 1 John L.
Herndon, a respected citizen living on Lit
tle River, in Harnett .county, eighteen
miles east of this city, was found dead in
the woods four hundred-yards from his
residence, lying on his stomach, with the
muzzle of a sun in bis mouth and the ram-
Trod of the gun in his right hand. Herndon
was devoted to bis family, which consisted
of his wife and three children. He left
home yesterday morning, wnen ne told bis
wife he was going hunting. There is no
known reason for i the deed. It was un
doubtedly a case of suicide. The gun was
loaded with buckshot. Shot penetrated
through and came out at the back of the
head. . l ! ' .
TEH NESS Kit.
Collision of Trains On Man Killed
and One Badly Injured
By Telegraph to the Morning 8?ar.
Chicago. Dec. 10. A Chattanooga,
(Tenn.) special says : Two freight trains on
the Cincinnati Southern Railroad collided
yesterday at Dar win, Tenn . The engine of
the rear train was overturned, crushing
the fireman, William Hutzell, to death, and
maiming engineer David Q'Donnell for life.
Two weeks ago tbe engineer and fireman
on this same engine were killed in a wreck
it Nemo. The superstition of the train
en is so strong that new hands cannot be
ound to-night to man the train.
- Salisbury Watchman: A bird
og was sold here last week for $375 cash.
?'his is tbe doggedest transaction that ever
ccurred in this community.
Goldsboro Argus; . 'Then wer
68 cases tried In tbe Mayor's cf;url" during
the month of November. Amount of flora
371. The numbtr of deaths hi thi
city during November ws 3 wbi-e adults.
3 white children; colored adults 0, colore t
children 2; total 7. - i
. Goldsboro Araus: The ootait
crop of ibis section has been ver serious
injured by reason of the long wet spell HU.l
the early coldj snap and 'tnjw Yet-
terdayMr. J. Frank DoYwin ih Liiur . t
.this county, discovered that ibe ptisooti
naa, by means or a piece of iru whiuu
they had prized off from some pt of tu t
jail, forced the bolts off from their cl
door and were prepared on hU eneriog U.
corridor to fell him and inhe their escape.
Hu caught them a Utile to s.hiu for iluse
purpose. L There are in in s cnuniy
according to the repoit of i.ur iudutri,.u
and efficient county tupeiluiemieut. Mr 11
Broadburst. 5;i89 white children and 5 2B0
colored children of -chol aae, makine
total of 10,449.
' .Wilson Advance: The dw-4-ling
house on Mr. Jonathan Bass's pUc
was destroyed by fire last Sunday morning
about 8 o'clock. The fire leaves Mr.
Barnes and his family almost di stilus
The neighbors, it pleases us to bear. bav
supplied them as bet they couid wiib.
some of the necessaries of life Capi .
G. H. Latham was found dead in his iooiu
this morning by Chief or Police O G
Jones. He had been in his room for sev-'
eral days, having chills. His body whh -lying
across a chair stiff cold when found.
A negro by the name of Sam Jo n r
was killed by tbe freight train on tbe Shorn
Cut near Lucama He was Hying lo tUat
a ride and fell under the train and four
cars ran over him. His remains were taken
to 8mitbfield. (
: Raleigh JSTeies Observer: Tii
Board of Directors of the N. C Irjsaim
Asylum met in annual session yesterday at.
the institution. The directors made au ex -a
initiation of the improvements recently .
made on the buildings and grounds and ex - '
pressed their admiration and pleasme at
their thoroughness aid substantial tlrengUi.
Tbe Superintendent's report shows a dentn
rate of onlyzi per cent. This speak
volumes for ;i the marked improvement iu
the sanitary condition of the institution.
The institution is now carrying 292 in
mates, which is the largest number ever
carried at one time in tbe history ,of the in
stitution. - The Quartermaster General
will in a short time send an outfit for arm
ing the Reidville Rifles, Capt.. S H. Bojd
commanding. The Warren Guards.
CaDt. W. Ai Jenkins, have been armed snt
equipped. The Dare Rifles will be armed
and equipped in a short time. The Char
lotte Light Infantry, col., has been accept
ed by the State, and will be armed and equip
ped by the ! Quartermaster-General.
Rev. Mr. Petu'grew led the preliminary
meeting last night Mr. Pearson preached
an able and eloquent sermon, and tbe.-o
were a number f conversions at tbe after -meeting.
There has been almost a com
plete revolution in the moral tone snd sen
timent of society here since the revival be
gan. There were short speeches bv Rev.
Dr. T. E Skinner. Rev. Mr. Fetfigrew.
Rev. Dr. Watkins, Rev Mr J L White.
Rev Mr. Barrett, Rev Mr. Reidand Mr
N. B. Broughton, on the benefit that had
been done j the communty by the rxvi
val and in tasteful and eloquent laugun-n
tendering the thanks of tbe citizen
to Mr. Pearson, who responded in a touch
ing farewell address to the; people of the
city This closed the revival, which will
be long remembered for the good that has
been done by it. Tabbobo, N. C ,
Dec. 6. We were aroused early Saturday
morning by the alarm of fire; It proved to
be a small house in the back j ard of the
lot occupied by Mr. Meyer Morris; ami the
worst of it was, it was discovered that the
cook's baby was in the burning house and
all communication was cut off by tbe
flames and the little one perished.
Oxpobd, N. C, Dec. 7. Wo are pained
to announce tbe death of Mr. L. II. Curriu,
aged 27, which occurred last night.
Fayetteville Observer: Tbe
C. F. & Y. V. R. R. is now graded within
six miles of Mt. Airy, and the track laid
one mile above Marion. Everyone
who attended the Conference must have
been impressed with the ability with which
Bishop Key presided. We have never
seen anyone who presided with more con- .
spicuous ability. He is a pure, gentle,
loving, upright, Godly man, who holds
his position, not for self,1 but for the love
of God and his fellow-man. Died, at
the home of his friends, Samuel and Jobu
Nott, in Eerrville, Texas, on Nov. 16,
1887, Mr. James B. Cook, formerly ot this
city. Mr. I Cook was the son of tbe lato
James G. Cook, and was about 60 years of
age. The many friends ot Mr. Cook; who
remember him as one of their most whole
souled and generous companions in days .
long past, will read with regret of the
death of their old friend in a far-off land. !
'Six months ago there were on the line
of the C. P. & Y. V. R R only 27 saw j
mills; now there are 55. There are now 1
eighteen cotton factories that ship by the
C. P. & T V., and by the first of January !
the number will be increased to twenty'
CoL Gardner and his assistant. Mr. j
R. J. Latta, are here, making arrangements
to build the bridge for the Wilsou Short
Cut across Rockflsh. The breaking of thu
dam at Hope Mills makes this a favorable
opportunity to build tbe foundations. It
will cost, if done now, Irom $2,000 to $3,.
000 less than it would if the water was at
its usual depth (10 feet). We are glad
to hear that Mr. N. H. Smith is making in
quiries in regard to machinery for making
brooms. Tne culture oi broom corn in this
section would be another help to our farm-;
ing interest. It was our pleasure to at
tend on Friday last the Fair held at Siler
City. Only about four weeks ago. the en
ergetic, enterprising E. R McLean con
ceived tbe idea of holding a Fair at this
place, and by his thorough, go-abead spli
lt he soon enthused the people of that sec
tion with the idea. Tbe exhibition was iu
deed a creditable one, and proved that in all
departments of agriculture the people of
the good old county were in many things
far in advance of their neighbors, and in
none behind. The exhibit of cotton, wheat,
eorn, oats and field crops generally was re
markably fine. Tbe Irish potatoes were tho
flneBt we ever saw, ahd the garden pro
ducts looked as if the exhibitors were all
truckers, each contending for a prize. The
exhibition of fine horses and mules was
larger and better than at the Cumberland
Fair. ; j
. Raleigh News, and Observer:
Mr. Charles Bepark, formerly a member of
the Swift-Foot baseball club of Raleigb.
and whose reputation as a player has be
come widely known, has signed a contract
with the League club of Birmingham, Ala.,
to play next season with them A
curiosity is shown by Mr. E. G. Harrell. of
A. Williams & Co. 'a book store. It is a
revised version of the New Testament,
complete with notes, in a book of 441
pages, the pages being 1 inch by If inches.
Only one sheet of paper, size 24x48. is
used in the book. Tbe type is so small
that it requires a magnifying glass or the
sharpest eye to read it. Tbe Slate
Board of Agriculture met yesterday morn
ing in semi-annual session. A resolution
waa passed requesting our Senators and
Representatives in Congress lo user their
efforts And Influence in urging forward
and passing the Hatch bill for the benefit
of experiment stations. This resolution
will be officially signed by all members of
the board and a copy sent to -each Con
gressman from North Carolina. In tbe
afternoon session tbe board proceeded to
ho business of electing a Director of tbe
experiment station and farm. Application
were presented with testimonials and all
were read by the secretary. There were
six applicants, viz: Prof., P. B Wilaon
of Baltimore; Prof. Floyd Deans, of New
York; Prof. E. O. Von Sweinitz. of Louis
ville, Ky.; Dr- De Lagnel Haigh. of Fay
etteville, and Dr; H. B. Battle, of "Raleigb.
The first ballot resulted in the election of
Dr. H. B, Battle by a vote of nine to two.
The board then went into executive session
to wrestle with a knotty problem ' A close
estimate shows that $21,000 will be required
to run the department for one 3 ear on a
very reasonably economical scale Tbe ap
propriations made by the legislature from
the funds of the department, which are
derived from the sale of fertilizer licenses,
leave for the running expenses of tbe de
partment an amount not exceeding $18,000.
The proceedings of tbe executive session
were not made puonc last mgni, out it was
gathered that the wanting $3,000 would be
made up by a reduction of clerical force
ahd salaries. For instance, the Director's
salary will not be over $1,800 per annum ;
the salary of the superintendent of tbe ex
periment farm will be reduced to $400 per
annum, and there will probably be other