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BRIBES FOB OEHOCttlTS.
Oar highly esteemed contempd
riry, the Durham Plant, takes issue,
with ns as to Southern Democrats
taknig office under Uarrison and oar
calhog tender a bribe. Well, it lboks
to us thus:
. For a Republican President to ten
der office to a Southern Demoorat
doe look to as to be in the nature of
a bribpi pure and positive.
For a Democrat, ' who is honest,
decided, intelligent, to take office
under an Administration he antagon
izes, does' not look fair and consis
tent to as. n
For a Demoorat to help pull , the
Republican Administration through
. m order to give it influence and res
pect, does not .look to ns as exactly
the thing for a Democrat to do.
For a Democrat who believes in
the cardinal principles of his party,
to serve an Administration for a
consideration that holds to principles
the very opposite of his own does not
seem to as as either consistent or
ff a Demoorat is bo little a Demo
crat, that he is willing to take office
under a Republican Administration
then he ought to change his name as
he changes service. That is the way
we look at it. If wrong, we are in
good company for we feel sure that
nineteen-twentieths of North Caro
lma genuine Democrats will agree
with us. ' .
If a Democrat may take office un
der Harrison where waB the wrong
in 1869 and 1870 when so many men
went aver to the Republican party
in North Carolina and got fat places?
Were Holden, Reade, Pearson, Rod
man, Dick, Buxton, Settle, Bynam,
Barringer and a hundred others
guilty of an offence and a grievous
wrong when they deserted their
race . when in perilous, troublous
times and identified themselves with
the foreign oppressors and the native
"savages?' If it is all right and
proper now, when oar institations
are still in danger, to take office
from the enemy how was it wrong
in 1863 and after ?
Democrats should standby their
colors. Men voting with the Demo
cratf, but who at heart are Republi
can?, have not got far to go when
they accept the bribe and unite in
full with the reactionary party that
is held together by seven principles
"the cohesive power of public
plunder the five loaves and two
fishes." - : -a '
If after L fine the Democratic
party so long and so earnestly and
so sincerely we were to be persuaded
by the offer of any office at Gen.
: Harrison's disposal to identify our-
selves with his Administration we
would expect to be attacked by ev
ery sound Democratic paper in
North Carolina, and to be branded
as traitor from Elizabeth City to
Murphey. And we would deserve
every word we got.
President Cleveland, has set his
partv the example to emulate. He
nails his colors to the mast in the
very midst of a howling tempest.
Stand by the grand old Democratic
partVj Stand by the Constitution.
Stand by principles to the last,
though the heavens fall. Macbeth'a
declaration might be well used by a
man tempted with office to desert his
"I dare do ail that may become a man,
Who dare do more is none."
1 TOE BUSINESS OT7TXOOK.
The cost of a Presidential election
to the United States is a great sum.
Usually Presidential years have not
been favorable to commercial pros-
. perity. This year is no exception,
iiauroad receipts are less than in
1887; The number of failures is
great, and alarmingly on the increase.
There seems to be a good deal that
is very "rotten in Denmark." ' The
outtook is not all that could be de.
sired. There has been too - much
over trading. Too many people have
quit farming to go into merchandiz
ing and trading, and without either
business capacity or training. There
is a, continued advance in Southern
manufacture?, but the great farming
interest m the South is notsatisfac-
tory. in JNorm Carolina there is
depression in trade, and because of
the condition of the farmers, the true
basis of all - substantial prosperity..
There are sections---whole bounties J
in which' bread is scarce and in
which the tobacoo ' crop was - almost
a failure. This too in : sections
where in past years money has been;
abundant because crops were remu
nerative. We look for more failures
and shall be very thankful if a finan
cial crisis does not occur within the
next two years.
In the country! at large the signs
are not as flattering aa one would de
sire. The outlook is-not one of tin-.
mingled cheerfulness. The Louis
ville Courier-Joiirnal says:
"But takinff railroad stocks and farm
produce together, the phenomenal ihrlnk-
Bgu ia utnuuuiy a aiuoniDg negative oi mq
Doom.' ana we are sorry to say it Buoy
ancy ia a missing element in all depart-:
"The action of trade in the speculative
form which beta on tains or losses of value
has been betting all around on declines. I
ine ran in proauce is aitrioaua correctly
10 pieinora in no otner staples but corn,
while the logical accompaniment of a fall in
the corn and cotton Exchanges would be a
rise in the stock Exchange. But then the
shrinkage of values has prorated fully with
all produce except corn and its porcine
products alone. -.
"Alt we are pointing at is the business
temptr. asinaicatea Dy investments pre'
vailing, which is bearish out of time.";
xrioes tor food products are
weaker then they were a month ago.
Corn has declined 8 cents a bushel;
urrtoa f. ttaa r i n tA 1 O Annra a VtnaKal
v uvaw una vtwaauw vvuva vuoum
hogs have dropped from 12 to $3 a
head, and other things have fallen.
Securities have, also shrank. The
coming year 1839, promises to be
one of trial and, to many, of scarcity.
NORTHERN VaBSIIBRS RESPONSI
There is no doubt that the farm
ers in the Northern States are main
ly responsible for live defeat of Mr.
Cleveland.' Of course the Money
Kings who furnished the boodle with
which to. debauch and purchase
voters, have a great sin to answer
for, and yet it was quite like fallen
human nature to resort to the most
despicable means to perpetuate the
reign of Plutocracy and to keep np
by bribery the Republican plan of
obtaining spoils from the people. It
was a sort of life struggle with the
Carnegie-Kellev crowd. But not so
with the farmers. They were the
pluoked and fleeced and victims. It
was the farming class that had been
grinding through the decades in the
mills of the Philistines, and yet
knew it not, I he consequence was
that in blindness and ignorance, they
marched to the polls and voted for
Higher Protection and more grind-
mg. it may oe mat Dy muz, jNortn-
ern farmers will gain some intellii
gence and learn something valuable
concerning the Republican methods
by which the bucolic Peter is made
every day to toil and moil to pay the
Monopolistic Paul to whom he is
not indebted a cent. He may under
much and long tutilage learn that
Protection means oppression and de
spoiling and wrong. When he learns
hotter, he will vote wiser.
TBE SDRFLtTS. .
The country is still cursed with a
great surplus. The danger lurking
in it- is very - Jeal. xou can eee
something of it in the public prints
that favor the infamous Blair bill
because of the necessity of spending
this surplus. That is precisely the
plea of the most extreme advocates
of comet-like appropriations for all
sort of .wild and foolish schemes.
It is estimated that on 1st Sept.,
1888, there was a surplus in the
Treasury of not less than $06,000,-
000. It is thought that by 1st Janu
ary, 1889, " there . will be at least
1125,000,000 in surplus in the Treas
ury vaults, in one more year an
other hundred millions will have
accumulated,- making the surplus
1st January, 1890, $225,000,000.
This vast sum is taken from the
people by taxation. There is no
need of it for legitimate, constitu
tional expenditures. That great sum
is withdrawn trom circulation, and
so much capital taken from the peo
ple who hourly need it.
; One dollar in excess of the posi
tively necessary expenses of the
Government constitutionally admin
istercd, is robbery in essence. It
oppresses and wrongs1 the patient
tax-bearers. Shall this continue?
Suppose the present wilfully ab
surd and ruinous system of taxation
shall continue lor . twenty, years
longer, what would be the result?
Such a sum would be wantonly, ras
cally seized from the people under
the forms of a bad law so as to make
them poor and create such a mass of
money as no Government on earth
ever owned. . It would take the cir
culation of all nations to furnish the
money. The New York Times ot
the 5th inst. says:
"At this rate the surplus will be sufficient
bvJuly. 1890. to pay. principal and in
terest, the 4 per cent, bonds not due till
Bentemner. itvi. tsr ivw a mm oe sui-
flcient to pay, principal and interest, the A
per cent, bonds not aue tui laov. in the
meantime the stupid process of buying
bonds to get rid of the fruit of needless
taxation must become more and more diffi
cult." ': . .
The United States steel cruiser At
lanta ia to circumnavigate the world.
It is fitting out for the long voyage
at the New York navy yard.
' 1,-... t t .
4 deligiitful. picture ot
wifely devotiop,; sympathy - nd ap-
nrontaf inn m van , - W " Plmv . V nn
f;iw twi-. .ha' .w-iiX
yif IjIshvbsv hwiu) xiugvuvj huu
mww nvvgv v uvv pvii -sV "
"She has nx books: rahe-reads them again
and again: she even commits them to mem
ory. .What anxiety she feels when I am go
ing to make a- speech before the Judges,,
what; joy when I have, finished it. She
places people here and there in the audience
to bring her word what anDlauses - have
been-accorded my speech, what has been
ins issue or tna anal.:; irJL give reaomgs
of mv works anvwhere she sits close by."
separated by a screen,' and drinks in my '
praises with' most greedy ears.' My verses
also she sings.''a&d8et&to muaia of the lyre.
-so artist guiding ber bdt only love, who is
tne oest master. .
Tb-at Is truly charming, most ex
quisite. - It reads ' very modern..
Written more than eighteen hundred
years ago it reads like , a leaf from
some nineteenth ce.nturyjtter.."frQni
pome tuanof genius who loved a wife
that adored him. It gives a charm
ing glimpse ofhe manners and cus-.
toms - of the - Romans in ; St. Paul's
day; We learn - that men of letters
gave readings then from ' their wri
tings as Dickens gave thirty, years
ago, and . others ; hays followed his
b uccessf ul . example. : We see, top, a
loving wife placing ber couriers in
4he hall to bring her the news from
time to time of the sucoess of her
gifted husband," It is noVsaid that
she placed them there, to start the
applause, as. has been done in mod
ern times. - Funy the x anger is
better known than most Romans be
cause of his description of tho de
struction of Pompeii. We have
met with nothing ancient eo
absolutely - modern in tone : as
the above sketch of his wife, except
Cicero s letters to his friend Atticus.
They read as if they had been writ
ten by some Burke or Fox in the last
part of the last century, or by some
Macaulay or De Quinoey in the first
half of the present century. We re
fer to the latter-day flavor and . not
to the Btyle of course, as these four
writers had very different 6tyles.
In the National (British) Review
there is a capital paper on "Some
Literary Idolatries,", by William
Watson, a writer hitherto unknown
to us but decidedly clever, lie
pricks the bladder that Charles Lamb
blew up as to the magnificent genius
of certain of the Elizabethan Drama
tists. Ford and Webster are especi
ally handled and with marked
ability, and others are referred to in
a manner quite in keeping with their
true place in dramatio literature. He
concludes his acute discussion with
"If we live under the shadow of the An
des, a time comes when their immensity
ceases to be a perpetual astonishment to us.
But if Baiddaw and Helveiiyn coma sna-
denlv be Disced in the foreground, we
shou'd experience a renewed sensation of
tbevastnessof Chimborazo and uotopaxi.
If any reader is so unfortunate as to find
that a Droloneed familiarity witn enaaea-
peare begets at last a somewhat blunted
sensibility to the master's supreme power.
a remedy is at hand by which his - palate
may recover its gust. Jjet him try a course
of Webster and Dekkar. Randolph and
Tourneur, Middleton and Heywood and
There is no American publication
that comes to this office that con
tains as well written criticisms on
books as the Eclectic Magazine.
They are ordinarily just and pene
trating, and are the work of no
"prentice hand" in letters, we may
well believe. In some of our notes
in these columns in the past, we have
tried to impress the reader with the
excellence of Walter Savage Landor
as a writer of English prose. He was
beyond all fair questioning one
of the supreme stylists of
his country. In English literature
there is nothing comes so near
the Greek severity and repose aa
Landor. Read his "Imaginary Con
versations" and yon will find a style
of rare purity, limpidity and virility-
We would be glad to know that peo
ple read the great authors more and
talked of them less. The man who
is not really familiar with Addison,
Goldsmith, Burke, Carlyle, Macau-
lay, Raskin and Froude knows but
uttle of those writers who are emi
nently great'" as-.to style. Others
might be added. But none is more
pungent, more lucid, more imposing
in high and stately eloquence than'
the masterly Landor. Wo find in the
'Eclectic for Decembor a nassaere
from Landor we will copy. It is as
true as felicetous. The immediate
cause of the passage is a minor work
of Landor's called "The Pentamer-
on," which among other things con
tains "Citation and Examination of
w uuam ooaKespeare," as well as
other examples of cntioism. Here
is tho passage we would reproduoe:
"Landor's name is much more talked
about than bis books are read. Heispre
emlnantly the author's author, in the sense
.that Spenser is the poet's poet. The lofty,
austere taste, the studied exclusion of
everything that ia outre, extravagant, or
iancum, vuB pisy oi an imagination, great
m a 1 a . . . . a
as u, wmca is uways unaer tne control
oi wo moat laauaious lnieuectuausm, a
style as chiselled as the outlines of a Greek
statue, ideals of thought and expression
so purely classical that they mostly seem
out oi sympaiiiy wiux me mines the mod
em man thinks and , does all these nut
Trailer oava&a jjsaaor puisiae ox tne cur
rent uaga m numan interest. Yet no
thinking and cultivated man ever finds
anvthing but keen Pleasure and mnchrnvn-
fit in reading even the lesser things writteu
by thia greattagenhis.it Beautiful awtfi J
lflhed as his poems.are Landor is most
known to readers bv 'the 'Imaginary 'COi
venations.' which ranks among the claseits
oioflenriitemurei'i iTiVj - ;
th- tncst fascpjating works in . all
nsOil'-B.Aii ;'.' i.irir- -f.u 't
is is almost dewessmc to ; I
over the list of new books published
as received in the great daihee. The
multiplication ' of books of all kirjols
is bo r great tnat the task of winnow
ing grows apace, and tho necessity of
careful selection becomes more posp
tive yearly.- Never waste time over
poor books. It takes " as much time
to read a third or fourth rate work
as it does to read a first or second
rate book. :Life is short and books
arc veiy many.;.- Never read a boo
unless- iou have informed yowmf-
di ia Its gimiiM afcl-Dtf. not read?
a book ' merely ' because ' some one
offers to lend you a copy. Husband
your spare hours. You have no idea
how much can be accomplish
ed by : only two or three hours
a day. " We are a 1 somewhat
busy editor, and yet we find time
to read 15.000 or more pages of
literature and theology in.a year. We
read history, science, biography, poe
try, essays, &o. Now and then we
read a novel. We have about given
up the new writers of stories, and
now the great masteis deserve our
attention almost exclusively Field
Eliot, a few of Bulwer's, a few of
Meredith's, and not many others.
This is personal, egotistical, if j you
please, but it may serve as' a hint to
some young man or woman too prone
to waste precious hours and wander
into forbidden paths or glean in poverty-smitten
fields. Now in this con
nection bear with us a little longer.
Mr. Higginson, a well known man of
letters in Massachusetts, publishes in
Harper's Bazar what he considers to
be the best ten novels published in
the last ten years. They are Tol
stoi's "War and Peace," and his "An
na Karenina," Tourgenieff's "Virgin
Soil," Daudet'e "Les Rois en Eiil,"
Howelle's "The Rise of Silas Lap-
ham," James's "The Princess Cassa
missima," Hardy's VMayor of Caster-
bridge," Stevenson's "Kidnapped,"
"John Inglesant, "Ramon a" and "In
the Cloods." !
We cannot enter an opinion, be
cause of those named we have read,
but "Kidnapped" and "John Ingle-
Bant." The judgment may be cor
rect, but we suspect that a critical
mind that was familiar with the best
of this kind of literature would per
haps select some one or more other
novels to make up the ten and
omit some included above. It would
be interesting to Bee the opinions of
a dozen or two men of cultured taste
and superior critical judgment as to
the ten best novels- withirr the last
decade. We suspect that1 N orris
would have a hearing, and Meredith
would : have a. hearing, and Black
more would have a hearing, and per
haps Black, and Besant, and others
might stand a chance.
THE PUBLIC BUILDIXG.
Blda for Construction Opened A
Charleston Ran the Lowest Bid-
der Tbe Plan and Size of tho
Bids for the construction of the
Government building to be erected on
the corner of Front and Chesnut
streets in this city, were opened at. the
office of the Chief Architect. Wash
ington, D. C, last Thursday. Mr.
Post, the superintendent here, has
not yet been advised as to who Is the
successful bidder. It is Bald, how
ever,, that there were fourteen bid
ders, and that the bid of Mr. t). A. J.
Sullivan, of Charleston, S. C, was
the lowest, and it is probable that he
will be awarded the contract, al
though the Government is not bound
to accept the lowest bid. There were
no bids from this city. ,
The plans and specifications pro
vide for a building fifty by one hun
dred and $wenty feet, to be of brick,
sandstone, limestone or marble, as
may be determined upon for the su
perstructure. It will consist of three
stories and a basement. The main
front will be on Front street, thirty
two feet from the line of the sidewalk,
and the projection of the tower will be
ten feet from the line of the sidewalk
on Fron street. The height, from
the ground to the cornice pf the main
building, will be forty-one feet,and to
the combing of . the? roof seventy-two
feet. The f height from
the ground to the top cornice of the
tower will be seventy 'feet. . The Cus
toms offices win be in the basement of
the building,: the Postoffiee on the
first floor, the U. S. Court .room on
the second floor, and the Signal Ser
vice office on the third floor . h
The contractor is required to state
the - date upon, which he will begin
work and the date upon which the
building will be finished, and will for
feit fifty dollars for every day's delay.
The receipts of cotton at this port
for the week closed yesterday are
7,455 bales, - against 10,159 bales the
corresponding week last year.. Re
ceipts for the crop year,' from Sep
tember 1st to December 7th, are 105,
424 bales, against 134,339 to same date
last year a decrease of 28,915 bales,
, The stock at this portis 15,780 bales,
against 24,422 bales at same date last
year. . ..... r. ,. .
linitWM ta ABCtdmat.: -Lt ', : ;
Fi Ti Bteell, ther mail agent on the
' Carolina i Central ' railroad who was
reported to have committedlsuicide
In. Charlotte ; "Wednesday, was not
dead at llast, accounts;. He .claims
that h Bhot ' himself through acci
dent. The weapon used was a : Brit
ish bulldog pistoL - The ball struok
on the- b6ne between the right eye
and ' ear : and glancing; downward
passed through the reoft palate I and
lodged oh; the left! sideof the heck,'
The doctor who - attended young
Bizzell- said the wound; is, not
necessarily a fatal one' but thai
it was- too . early - to ; predict "Ihe
result. The Charlotte Chrpniefe
publishes, the ' following aoeountof
the shooting;,; "
Bizzell'is .only 17 years old; His
parents reside in Laurinburgv He is
mail agent on the Carolina Central.
Tuesday afternoon" he' left iiere for
Rutherfordton, ' returning at noon
yesterday. . In the afternoon the boy
drank freely, and at 5.45 o'clock, when
he registered at. the Central Hotel,
hl nerves were so unstoadv' that his
right to his room which Is on the top
floor over the dining room. ' Ten min
utes after a pistol shot was heard in
the room, wnen tne xjnamrjermaia
entered Bizzell's room, she found the
boy lying on the; floor bleeding from
the head "profusely. 'Assistance was
summoned and the boy lifted to the
bed, where he was examined carefully
by Br. Register.' On the bureau was
found the following note :
"Bear Father: I am a'crazy maniac .
I am perfectly sober. I am a raving
maniae." - - ... . .
Notwithstanding this the boy pro
tests that the shooting was accident
al. Be said his pistol was on the man
tel piece. He went up to examine it,
when it was discharged.
Last night Bizzell was rational. He
talked freely to Lawyer Tillet who
had known him from his boyhood.
He insisted to Mr. Tillet: who was sit
ting np with him, that the shooting w4s
Surely accidental, though to others
e said he had no idea about it at
all. ,, .- , vV , , ,. . t -
Young Bizzell on Monday, as he was
coming from Wilmington, . put his
pistol to his head and asked the bag
gage master -what he would think
were he (Bizzell) to shoot.
Yesterday the lad tried in vain to
buy laudanum' from . a Charlotte
IT. c su C KUetlon of Field Ofioos
The election for officers of the Third
regiment of the N. C. State Guard
was held yesterday at Greensboro. A
special dispatch to the Star says that
there was a full attendance, by per
son and proxy. CoL James B. Glenn
of Greensboro, was re-elected Col
onel; E. J. Parrish, of Durham, was
elected Lieut. Colonel, and R. M. El
lington, of Reidsville, was re-elected
Major. CoL Glenn was strongly en
dorsed for Adjutant General.
A special from Tarboro says that
the election for field officers of the
First Regiment, here there, resulted
as follows : John W. Cotten, of Tar
boro, was re-elected Colonel; D. N.
Bogart, of Washington, Lieutenant
Colonel, and E. J.Barrell, of Raleigh,
At the election held in Fayetteville
for officers of the Second Regiment,
Col. W. C. Jones, of this city, was re
elected. Colonel. No Information was
received as to the other officers.
Who Will be AJiuant:General.
There are several candidates for
the position of Adjutant General of
the State Guard. The appointment
will be made by Gov. Fowle. It is
said that besides Gen. Johnston
Jones of Asheville, who is a candi
date for re-election, Col. Cotten, of
Tarboro, of the First Regiment, and
CoL Glenn, of Greensboro, of the
Third Regiment, are also in the field.
The two latter are strong, and the
presentlikelihood is that;they will
destroy each other, and that either
the present Adjutant will be re-elected,
or the honor wilUfeTO to Major.
Campbell, of Tayetteville, of the
Second Regiment, who isJalBo a can
didate, but who is not making any
particular fight for the office.
u. 8. circuit coart. .
The suit of. Jacob Greenewald, of
this city, against the Asheville and
Spartanburg Railroad Company, $10,
000 damages for injuries received in a
railroad accident, came np in the V.
S. Circuit Court at Raleigh yesterday,
and was compromised for $2,000. The
ease was not tried, but judgment was
entered by consent for the amount
stated. Messrs. D. L. Russell and J.
I. Macks were counsel for the plaintiff
and Messrs. Chas. Price, CM. Sted
man and F. H. Busbee for defendants.
The case of the Fernoline Company
of Charleston, S. C, vs. the Carolina
Oil and Creosote Company of this
city, for infringement of patent, will
be taken up to-day. Hon, S. F. Phil
lips is counsel for the defendants.
BtluiM Brtanlai.' "'
Railroad men say that since the
quarantine was lifted the increase in
travel has been remarkable, hundreds
of persons passing South ' daily, en
route to Florida. After the holidays
it is expected that the tourist travel
will begin and in spite of Jbhe .yellow
fever scare, ft is anticipated that this
will be unprecedented '
Forelsn Bxporto Voatorday.
- Messrs Williams & Mnrohison clear
ed the Bidtish steamship, Htcosian for
Liverpool with $650 bales of cotton,
weighing 1811,298 pounds and valued
at : 17a,07JU; '. ; " ". . .
Messrs Paterson, Downing & . Co 4
-cleared , the . Norwegian baraue
Ephrussiiov Bowling, Scotland, .with
2890 barrels of rosin, valued at $2,903.
Entertainment at sasurroU'o Store.
. The Stab is requested to announce
that there will be an entertainment
given Friday evening, the ; 21st De-'
cember, by the young ladies and gen
tlemen of the HarrelTs Store , neigh-
borhood, in Sampson, county..- The
proceeds will go towards the erection
of a Baptist Church at HarrelTs
Stored - - -
Cotton ror Antwerp. :
.Messrs. Alex. Sprunt & Son cleared
the British steamship John Dixon
yesterday 'for; Antwerp; -Igium,
with 4,150 .'bg'lWhweliBU&g.
1,882,632 pounds and valued at $188,
Second Ketntent It. 0. 8. C. -
At the meeting, held at Fayette1
ville Thursday,.for election of officers
of the Second regiment, a resolution
was adopted endorsing Wrightsville
as the place ' for the permanent
encampment of ther State Guard,
and - asking the ' General ' As
semblytd make an appropriation for
the purchase of - a site. CoL W. C.
Jones was re-elected to the command
of the regiment.; Maj. ;W. S. Cook, of
Fayetteville, was elected Lieut, Col
one, in place of Lieut. CoL E. P. Ut-
: Rae, of Maxton, who declined a nom-
I ination; andj)rv Jno.'- A. - Stevens, of
Clinton, Major. :: :
Anoibtr lrresniorlty ;PUiovered nt
. tbe Treaanry Xenelon Aoppoprla-
tlone Tne Republican National fix
ecnitve Committee. ' r: ;
Bt Teleeraptt to Uiir ICorohur Star ' '
WASHrsoTOHt'.i December Another
irregularity haaj ljeen: jdiecofered la , the
Treasury Department truing out of the mys
terious disappearance of ten' sheets Of pa
per, tehconUhitej( four-notes l Ihede
Bomiaation of . $5, aid rcpresentine $200 a
aH. - These sheets were included ia the re-,
alar delivery.' from the Bureau of Engrav
ing and Printing to the United States
Treasurer last Tuesday .morning." The
packages were counted -and reported to ce
correct in every particular before leaving
the Bureau: On 'reaching the Treasurer's
office tney were agatnooaoted and reported
corrects i ;; -5;;T. .rm I
Tbe notes were all. completed, with the
exception pf being Stamped with the Trea
sury seal, and when that is added they are
ready foe issue- 'After -the. packages in
question had .been verified at the. Treasu
rer's office; they , were turned ' over to the
searing' diyiBion ' for completion ; They
were . there ' , found to be. short ten
sheets: : These were . numbered in regular
order and- were id the mlddle.or the paca
age. The officer in charge of the division
refused to receipt . for these sheets, and
word was sent to the Bureau for an expla
nation. A thorough investlpution was in
stituted, and 1 although' ' two- days have
passed no trace' whatever of the missing
sheets has been discovered. . While it is
possible that the sheets were mislaid and
may be recovered, it is more than probable
they were abstracted by some one tho
roughly familiar with tbe method of hand
ling them. .
The notes will readily pass for money.
for they lack only the Treasury seal to be
The Pension Appropriation bill was com
pleted by the sub-committee to-day, and
will be reported to the full ' committee to
morrow . It appropriates $81,767,500, and
' is identical with last year's bill, with the
exception that $1,200 less is appropriated
this year than last year for the rent of of
The District of Columbia Appropriation
bili, reported to the House to-day, appro
priates $4,927,193, being $143,017 lefithan
appropriations for the current fiscal year,
and $1,022,842 less than the estimate of the
District Commissioners. For street im
provements $817,000 is appropriated, or
$2,000 more than the appropriation for the
current fiscal year, and $462,804 less than
estimates. For public schools $948,951 is
appropriated, or $10,000 less than the ap
propriation for the current year. j
The . Republican National Executive
Committee to-day discussed 'the propriety
of establishing permanent National head
quarters in this city in the building now
occupied by the committee. No decision,1
however, has yet been reached. Questions
of prospective contests in West Virginia
and other States have not been discuassdj
by the committee. Whatever interests the
National committee have in these disputed
districts are being looked after by Chair
man Quay, who has thus far made no re
port to the committee.
Washikgton, December 8. The PreeiJ
dent to-day Issued an order extending the
civil service rules and regulations to the
railway mail service, !
The total amount of bonds purchased to
date under the circular of April 17, ia
$99,024,050; of which $51,896,650 were 4
per. cents, and $47,627,400 were 41 per1
cents. The cost of these bonds was $117,-1
450,457, of whioh $68,010,877 was paid for
4 per cents, and . $51,439,579 was paid foi
4f per centa
Washington, December 8. The com
mittee having charge of the arrangements
for the inanimation balL have decided to
fix the price of tickets for admission at $
each. ' n em "' "' '
GRAIN AND PRO VISIONS
vrneat Lower Corn Steady Onto Act
ito and TJneettled Pork Weak and
By Telegraph to the Moraine Star.
Chicago. Dec 8. With the exception of
a temporary firm feeling early in the ses
sion, wheat ruled weak and heavy most of
tbe day and prices dropped slightly below
the lowest point reached yesterday. The
opening was about Jc higher than yester
day's closing, and advanced io morewith
out any special reason, excepting that offer
ings were not large and the demand was
moderate. But at the advance speculative
offerings became heavy and prices declined
io, and then tbe market became strong on
the report of 159.000 bushels having clear;
ed from New York, and prices again ral
lied, the market advancing to the outside
range. The advance, nowever, was met
with liberal offerings, which again turned
prices downward and declined lie. On this
decline it was rumored that considerable
"long" wheat bad been closed out by par
ties who had recently turned bulls. Later
the market ruled a trifle steadier, and the
closing was about f c lower than yesterday.
Corn ruled quiet and steady, with trading
of a light r local character, fluctuations
being limited to ic range. Opening sales
were at a slight advance over the dosing
prices of yesterday, after which the mar
ket became dull and neglected, closing a
trifle better than yesterday. I
Data were fairly active but unsettled. The
opening was steady, especially for Septem
ber and May delivery, which were inquired
for more freely. Holders showed little dis
position to sell, and prices were bid up i
fc, with very light trading. The firmness
in near futures caused better feeling in May
delirerv. and Drices advanced la This
brought in fair selling orders, and as early
buyers naa oeen iuibu up a uecuue w open
up prices followed, and the close was easy.
: Unite an aeuve speculative DUBinesa was
reported in mess pork, and a weak and un
settled feeling prevailed during the greater
part of the session. Opening sales were
made at yesterday's closing figures, and a
reduction of 85 to 871c was submitted to
later in. the day.- Toward the close the
feeling was steadier, and prices rallied 2
5c, and closed steady and fairly- active.
Trade was reported easy on the lard mar
ket, but the feeling .was weak, and prices
Buffered a decline of from 171 to 20c- Near
the close the market was steadier, but tra
ding was light. - Trading was moderately
active ia short ribs,, and the market ruled
nther weaker. . During the greater portion
of the "Change" prices ruled somewhat ir
regular, and declined 12i15o. and ihe
market closed quiet at inside figures. I
f&QEORGMTO WN COLLEGE.
Elaborate PreparaUonsror aim can
' tennial cslcbratlon-Tfsl tine Clergy
Expected from all Portions of Eu
rope and America. -
By Telegraph to the Homing Star.
WAflHTNQTON, December 7.Tae most
AlehrMtoftrenarationB are beuur made for
i the celebration ot the Centenniaiof George
town College,; ; ViaJWng clergy are expect
ed from ail portions 01 Jburope ana Amen
ca, and on the second day of the celebra
tion it is expected - that upwards of five
hundred Catholic prelates will be present.
The celebration will continue ; three days-
February 20th, 21st ana reno, ana rresi
dent Cleveland and Cardinal - Gibbons wilt
narticf nate in the ceremonies incident to
the celebration. ,,-..
, jMARINR mSASTERi
TerrlMe SaflerlBga or Ue shipwreck
ed Crow of the Rekooner A. H.
Croee. '- --
By Telegraph tothoXornbig Star.
. Balttmoobb, Dec. 6. The schooner
James A. Garfield, Captain Holte, arrived
from Hsvanna - to-day with a cargo of
phosphate; rock. On board the Garfield
were the crew of the schooner Albert H.
Cross, abandoned November 80, ia a sink
ing condition, in latitude 88 45. loneitude
73 40. The wrecked schooner with a crew
of five seamen and the cook, left Charles
ton, November 5, for Petersburg, Va.- On
the 18th the wiod blew a i gale from the
northeast, and snlit foresails: on the 25th
heavy waves swept away her boats, and to
add to the teirible situation : the vessel
sprune a leak. - Tho men were lashed to
the pumps and for nine days battled with
tne sea lor tneir lives, The seamen were
covered with salt water sores, and every
movement of their body save them pain.
The. schooner was settling rapidly, and
nope was rast giving away, on Novem
ber 80 the captain saw the Schooner could.
float but a few hours longer; when shortly
before noon; the schooner Garfield hove in
sight and answered their sicoals of dit-
tress, and although' the aea was very rcuzh
succeeded in transferring, the shipwrecked
crew, who were in a wretched condition.
Th Albert H. Cross belonged to Philadel
phia parties.-: -
Tfae Keieaie or tbe Steamer ilaytlan
. Bepnblie to be Demanded , and Kn-
,, forced. I I
(B? Telegraph to the Morning Star.
Washington, Dec. 7. Action has been
taken by Secretary Whitney which leaves
no uouot as to tne policy 01 the govern
ment in regard to the case of -the American
steamer Haytien Republic, recently seized
at iron au ranee: Uavti. The release of
the vessel has been demanded through the
proper aipiomatie channela. ana if the de
mand is not complied with within a reason
able period of time, steps will be taken to
enforce it. "We do not think," sayB Se
cretary Whitney, "the seizure of tbe vessel
was justified, and are therefore determined
that she must be delivered up to us " 4
Orders were issued this afternoon to tbe
Commandant of the Norfolk Navy Yard,
to prepare tne unitea states steamer Ua-
sipee for sea service aa soon as possible. It
will take a little longer to do this than will
oe necessary witn. the three vessels at New
x or, but it is thought she can be fullv ore
pared to follow them to Hayti within a few
days. She will be sent to Port an Prince
unless something happens in j the meantime
10 renaer it unnecessary.
Secretary Endicotthadan interview with
Secretary Whitney this morning, and a ru
mor started that it had been decided to send
a number of troops to Hayti to assist the
naval forces, but it was subseauentlv ascer
tained that there was no foundation for tbe
report. It is learned that the action of 8e
cretary Whitney in ordering a fleet of ves
sels to prepare for an expedition to Hayti.
is due not so much to absolute refusal on
the part of that government to comply
with the request for the release of the
eeized American vessel, as to the dilatory
tactics adopted by the Haytien authorities
in dealing with the Question. The position
taken by this government, is understood to
be that, as the Haytien authoritiesdeferred
aroitrauon ot tne case to this 1 government,
they are virtually 'bound by its decision.
and that when they were informed by this
government that they had no legal right to
seize and detain the Haytien Republic, they
should have accepted the situation and re
leased the vessel. While they have not re
fused to do this, they are. it is said, acting
in such a procrastinating way as to indicate
a strong oisincunauon to accept the Judg
ment against them.
Blot nt n Com mine Between Swedes
and Striking miners A Number of
By Telegraph to the Morning Star.
Washington, December 7. A series of
dispatches from Macon. Bt. Liouis and
Springfield, Missouri, report that another
pitched battle occurred at Bevier, Wednes
day night, between Swedes who worked in
coal mine No. 1, and unemployed or strik
ing miners, which lasted until an early hour
in the morning. There were between 1,500
and 2,000 shots fired. A row of business
houses north of the Hannibal & St. Jo pas
senger depot were riddled with bullets fired
by the Swedes; many of tbe windows were
pierced with boles. Tbe rioters were loca
ted in tho buildinira and about half a dozen
were wounded. One man, Charles Thorn
beld, a Swede from Chicago, was probably
fatally shot while trying to escape from one
01 the buildings to the mine shaft. Hostile
ties have ceased for the time, but the com
batants are resting on their arms.
Reports as to who started the battle are
conflicting, and nothing satisfactory can be
learned. Tbe sheriff has telegraphed the
condition of affairs to Gov. MoorehouBe.
and acknowledged his inability to keep the
peace. Tho Governor has ordered Adju
tant General Jamison to Bevier, and will
await his report before acting upon the re
quest ror troops.
A Drug Clerk's Snldde nt Coiumbue.
By Telegraph to the Morning Star,
Columbus, Ga.. Dec.) 7. Thomas W.
Kirksey. a drug clerk Jn the employ of
Brannen & Carson, committed suicide to
night by shooting himself through the head.
He was a sober, industrious man, about 29
years old, and has been in tbe employ or
the firm two years. The following words
written on a sheet of paper found on a ta
ble explain the cause of the suicide: "Hard
work and close confinement - for fourteen
years has irreparably impaired my physical
conamon, ana x am leanui it wm unve
me mad ." The note was not signed, but was
in tne nana-wnung 01 jurasey.
THE VES UVI U8.
Satlefactory Xrlnl Trip of tbe New Dy
- namite Gun Cruiser.
By Cable to the Homing Star.
Philadelphia, Dec. 8. The dynamite
gun cruiser Vesuvius, constructed for the
Government by the Messrs. Cramp, left the
letters' ship-yard in Kensington shortly
after 7 o'clock this morning and proceeded
down the river to a short distance below
ship Joha Light, in Delaware Bay, where a
test 01 nerspeeatooK piece tais arternoon,
overa maasured-coarse-of -45-100 knots.
its distance was covered by the Vesuvi
us in 12 minutes and 44 seconds a speed
of 21 47-100 knots per hour.. The contract
calls for a speed of 20 knots an hour. The
Vesuvius , was accompanied down the
river by the Government dispatch boat
Dispatch, havtng on board Lieuts. Cowles,
Sbroeder and B. H. Fisk, Commodore
John J, Walker, Chief of the Bureau of
Navigation, Lieut. Charles H. Cramp,
Wm. M. Cramp, Edward S. Cramp, An
drew D. Cramp, and a number of others.
Cblef Artknr nt pble to Arranco
Trouble wltb tbe Railroad.
Br Telegraph to the Horning fctar.
Miurrais, Dec. 8. P. M. Arthur; Grand
Chief Engineer of the Brotherhood of Lo
comotive Engineers of the United States
and Canada, arrived in Memphis this
morning. He came at the request of mem
bars employed on the Louisville, New Or
leans & Texas Railroad, for the purpose of
assisting them In the adjustment of some
grievances they nave regarding salaries ana
hours of work. The trouble is on the
Memphis and New Orleans division of the
road. A committee has been appointed to
wait noon the officials of the road, and an
amicable settlement of all differences is
anticipated. - The committee is now in
meeting with the officials of the railroad
Senator Ulair. who is un
doubtedly crazy, has distinguished himself
aeain bv ottering in tne senate a 0111 au
thorizing Labor organizations which are to
report to uongresa tne oonaiuon 01 won
ing people ia their respective . districts .-
New York World, Ind. Dem.-
Henderson -1 Gol
work of finishing the new!
is being hastened as fast 1
completed it will be one oi
churches inside, as it is onl
posing outside, mat tbe tot
As wfilbe seen bv referenci
listed In another, column. Mr. A. Hatchett.
who has had editorial conduct of tbe Neva
ror some time, retires. His friends and
readers will regret , see this announce
ment. ' ...
Charlotte Chronicle: Dr. Gra
ham yesterday probed a slight wound in
me tnign 01 w . uaston Msxwell. of Morn
ing Star township, who said that Wm.
Maxwell, colored, had shot him as he pass
ed the latter's cotton patch without any
cauae whatever. Dr. Graham was unable
to find any bullet. Wm. E. Christian,
Of San 'Diego, California, who married
Stonewall Jackson's daughter, is a guest of
Col. JohnE. Brown. Mr. .-Christian has
enough of California. He has come eastio
reside permanently. Young Bruoer, a
son 01 Air. isruner, . 01 uattbew's station, .
was painfully shot in South Carolina a day
or two ago by a man by the name of Miller.
The ball penetrated the shoulder, striking --
against me numerous, ana splintering that
bone, thereby making a serious wound."
Mr.: Bruner was called out in his yard after
night andshot without any parleying. The
cause of the shooting cannot be found out.
Durham Recorder : The Sh elby
papers state that Thoa A. Cowan, of
Iredell county, has been committed to 1ail
on the charge of offering two darkies $ 10
each to burglarize a residence near Moores-
boro in Cleveland county. A citizen of
Mt. Mourne reports that Cowan has writ
ten to his folks that he is in jail for fight
ing. . The Raleigh News-Observer of
this morning learns that Mr. Lougee, Dem
ocrat, holds the certificate as Treasurer -elect
of Wake county, declined to qualify,
it being understood that by counting in the
x-ouna wara - mr. unagers was elected.
Thereupon the commissioners declared the
office vacant. It is also said that it is Ukeiv
that the board will elect Mr. Bridgers.! a
Republican, to the office. Shelby.
Dec. 3. S. 8. Royster, a druggist of
Mooresboro. was attacked by an unknown
man about 11 o'clock last night. Just as
he left the store, a man grabbed him, tear
ing three buttons from his vest, hit him in
the side with a rock, and shot once but
missed him. Recovering himself, Royster
fired three Bhots, one of which it is thought
hit the assailant, but the latter escaped.
Asheville Citizen: In the cur-S
rent disaster at Durham, we learn that Mr.
J. S. Cart made prompt financial arrange
ments for the general relief, which has
been given, and business ia going on as if
it had not met a shock, which would have
overturned almost any other people. .
The Black Mountain murder mystery is as
much a mystery as ever, and the name of
the unfortunate, and by what means he
came to his untimely end may probably
never be brought to light. All the indica
tions tend to show that death was caused
by an accident of some kind or another.
Mr. Brown, at the request of Detective Dea
ver. took photographs of the unknown, in
every possible position; these photographs
10 Do usea as a possioie means of identity
in the future. - The murder case from
Madison entitled State vs. Jerome Ruff, .
Columbus Coward, Coward Pickney, Kirk
patrick and Charles Rice, charged with the
murder of Gaither Reese, in Madison a few
months ago, and moved to Buncombe for
trial, will be called up on Thursday next.
Ruff the principal, is in Tennessee, having
eluded capture so far. .
Wadesbbro Messenger: Cotton
receipts for November this year were 2,476
bales, against 2,346 baleB for the same
month last year. Wadesboro's cash
contributions to the various orphan asy
lums of the State onj Thanksgiving Day
amounted to $61.38. The gentlemen
interested in the establishment of tbe fruit
canning and manufacturing colony at the
old Mulchahy station, now called reach
land, on the Carolina Central road, are not
making any bluster or blow, but they are
moving on all the same. They seem to
have plenty of money. Three gangs
of saws, for the sawing of stones into
building blocks, and the necessary machin
ery for their operation, have recently been
added to the plant of the Wadesboro Brown
Btone quarry at a cost of $10,000, and will
soon be in operation. This new machinery,
together with that already purchased, rep
resents an outlay of $20,000, and this quar
ry facilities possessed by no otner Drown .
stone quarry in the South. Its pay roll
amounts to aooui $uuu per monin at mis
time, and will probably be very much in
creased in the near future.
Graham Gleaner: Last Satur
day afternoon, at Bulington, between 3 and
4 o'clock, occurred a serious and shameful
hand-to-hand fight between the police au
thorities of the town on the one part ana
John W, Long, who was returning home,
with a crowd of some ten bands from near
Brown's Summit, where he had completed
a big contract of stone work, on the other
part. The ten or more negro, men, em
ployes of Long, were on a wagon near by
and took his part. The knife, a hammer,
sticks, rocks and fists were freely used.
The policemen were badly used up. Long
was seriously cut in the face and shoulder.
A number of citizens were summoned and
the riotousl affair quelled. Long and
several of the negroes were placed under
arrest' The matter was heard here Mon
day before J. L. Scott, J. P., J. A. Long.
Esq., appearing for the defendants and
uapt. rarxer xor tne prosecution, jonn
W. Long was unable to be present at the
trial. Alex. Harden, ueo 'league, Hen
ry Hunter, Frank Iseley, Jerry Long and
Jule Holt, all negroes, were bound in a
bond of $200 each for their appearance at
March term of Alamance Superior Court.
The first three gave bond, and the others
New Bern Journal: By the
promotion of Judges Avery and Shepherd
in 1 . .1 a :
lucru will va iwo vugsuvm uu iuc ouircuur
Court Bench in this State. We are
informed, by telegram, that Rev. John
Rumley died at Beaufort yesterday morn
ing. He had been Register of ' Deeds tcr
-years, and was highly esteemed by all wbo
knew him. A good man has gone to bis
reward. At a meeting of tbe magis
trates of Lenoir county Saturday, Decem
ber 1st, the following were elected to fill
vacancies in the Board of County Commis
sioners: Burwell W. Canady, Albert
Coward and Wright Uzzell. Two of tbe
vacancies were caused by resignation, E.
F. Cox and N. J. Rouse one by death, R.
M. Abbott. For the last several years
Greene county has, by tbe careless manner
in which the General Assembly appointed
the Justices of the Peace, had a Republican
Board of County Commissioners. The last
General Assembly exercised a little more
care and prudence in the matter so that tho
Justices were enabled last June to elect
three of the best men in the county. In
the recent election one Dixon was elected
sheriff. The Democrats of the county act
ed like sensible men and kept off his bond
and the consequence was he could not come
to time, and Mr. John Sugg,, one of . tbe
beet men in the county, was elected to fiir
Laurinburg Exchange-. Jacob
Watson, colored, was shot, but not seri
ously, by Mr. JohnS, Smith last Saturday
night. - In his charge to tbe grand
jury last Monday .Judge Shepherd con
gratulated tnem on tneir county navmg no
capital cases to try. Jordan Purcell.
a negro train hand, fell off the train near
Red Banks last Saturday morning and was
run over by about twenty loaded cars.- Of
course be was killed. The county
officers-elect tendered their official bonds
last Monday and Tuesday, and the Clerk
of Court alio renewed his bond, the Re
publicans receiving Democratic aid.
Madam rumor reports that Pro
fessor Lauch Blue will retire as princi
pal of the Laurinburg Female Institute at
the end of the present session on account -of
ill health. We are sorry to hear it, as
the enrolment of seventy-Aye pupils al
ready shows he is a success as a teacher.
True to their past record, after hearing
a most elegant Thanksgiving sermon by
Rev. A. W. Price at the union services in
the Presbyterian Church last Thursday, the
-citizens of the Laurinburg community con
tributed $43 16 to tbe Oxford Orphan Asy
lum, and this amount was afterward raised
to about $46 by a collection made by Mr.
A. F. Bizzell. Ia appreciation of his
worth and kindness, and in testimony of
their esteem for him, his former employes
have given expression to those feelings by
having erected to his memory at a cost of
$125, a beautiful monument with the fol
lowing inscription on it: "J. Dixon Mc
Lean, died June 17th, 1888. aged 47 years.
9 months. He was kind, generous, unself
ish and honorable. Erected by his former
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