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THE ILiB nA HELL OCT.
A hundred rich men in . Alabama
who are growing rioher through a
west infamous tax arrangement
kuowu as a Protective Tariff, are in
high spirits over tbe election of a
pronounced Republican who has
been identified with all the oppres
sions in the past that have been heap
ed upon the Southern people. They
are not happy because Harrison is a
Republican perhaps, but because he
is the successful candidate of Mon
opoly and Plutocracy. He is in fact,
their candidate it seems, and he will
- use all of his powers and ioflaence to
perpetuate a system of oppression
that denerves the" indignant, denun
ciation of every fair minded, , just
rai:i in the Union.
iuese Alabama Monopolists and
bounty-fed -Plutocrats propose to
destroy the old Democratio party
that has existed from the foundation
of the- Government and must con
tinue to exist until centralization has
swallowed up all rights of the !peo
jjlo and broken down all muniments
We take it that the Alabama Pro
tectionists will hava a livelv time in
destroying the party of Jefferson,
MadisoD, Jackson, Thurman and
Cleveland. We would like to near
a from Senator Morgan and Gen. Jo
' Wheeler on that interesting subject.
What are the facte? A Republi
can candidate was elected by the ma
cbicery of the Electoral College that
works to rob the people of their
choice a Republican candidate who
Las been defeated by over one hun
'"dred thousand majority of the popu
lar vote, is in favor of the Robber
Tariff. The State of Alabama has a
hundred or two rich men partly. im-
are growing richer by the great
crushing bounty wrung from the
bard-burdened farmers and toilers,
and these Nabobs meet and
propose to quietly break up
tbe Democratic party and - sell
out bag and baggage - to the old
usurping, lottcu, vicious party that
tried to stamp out in the South all
sfcmblanceOf free government. They
expect the white men of tho South
to give up principle, to turn traitors
to the past, and to unite with them
in worshipping the Radical Idol set
ap in this country.
The Southern people may forget
all and surrender all and adopt Pro
tection for their fetich, but if they
do they will show themselves utterly
unworthy of their ancestry and of
those grand traditions without which
there can bo no greatness.
Whenever the white men of the
South adopt a principle of downright
robbery, thai is without the slight
est pretence of justice or fair dealing
and that oppresses and despoils the
poor, they will show themselves nn
worthy of the high privileges tbey
once enjoyed. Whenever they en
throne Materialism as the 'God they
would worship and Protection sure
ly leads to it - then they turn their
backs on all the sublime virtues that
gave such solid worth and rounded
proportions to the men in the past.
It will be interesting to follow the
iiurrjh movement in Alabama. To
our old fashioned eyes it looks like a
Complete sell-out a ead prostitution
of character a disgraceful surrender
of principle - a despicable illustration
of that "bendiDg of the pregnant
hinges of the knee that thrift may
follow fawning." The Stab will not
take -any eucb treachery as a
part,, of its cup. Others may
bow down and worship the Re
publican Fetich, but before this
writer, betrays' such weakness of
character and such abandonment of
principle he hopes he may have fin
ished his course and his body shall be
lying in tho grave. Men can live too-
long for character, too long .for use
fulness. We believe that principles
Of sound political economy and the
reserved rights of States under the
Constitution should be maintained at
every cost. Whenever men sacri
snow precisely their mercenary
quality, and that with them politics
.1 . . .
mean only provender and pelf.
. The Alabama movement will be
embraced by Protectionists and the
Dugald Dalgetties of the Demooratio
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party. The real Democrats will
never think of giving up the ship.
Really, what would become of this
country if all opposition to Radi
calism should be withdrawn. With
the Blaines, the Forakers, ? the Sher
manswith their sort of principles
vitalized and active bossing the
Republio, what can be its future and
what the standard of . a nation'
honor? ' '
. A BRILLIANT DEFENCE.
Pat Donan has written the best
thing of bis life. It is a defence of
Southern beauties against the coarse,
unmannerly, slanderous attacks of a
dirty fellow in the Philadelphia
Times. It is a surprise that McClare
allows 6uoh a contemptible attack
to be made in bis paper. It is so
contrary to fact, and so stupidly vul
gar that any decent: paper even a
Northern paper should be ashamed
to print , it. Here is ( a - sample of
what. the obscure penny-a-liner said:
"I never saw a Southern woman well
dressed. As the dialect of the negro
linkers upon the lips of the South, so does
the tawdry, glaring dress of the negress
betray itself in uaexpected places in the
attire of the princesses of the land of cot
ton. They always have about them an
indescribable air of having jumped into
their gowns. They are blind to the com
plimentary relations of colors. No matter
how richly dressed, they are never well
dressed. The young authoress (Miss
Rives) betrayed these faults most distress
We have been for days trying to
copy a part of Donan's rejoinder. It
is very bright and epicy, and not so
much overdone as is usual with him.
Donan is rarely gifted, but his style
is often vicious, and he drives his ad
jectives as if he was Jehu and his
business was to kill them. We thank
him for his dashing, even eloquent
reply in which he gallantly over
throws the Yankee Don Quixote and
leaves bim covered with mire. It is
almost impossible in campaign times
to get in even a few paragraphs of
miscellaneous reading. We will give
Mr. Donan an airing soon or late, for
what he says will be good reading at
any time. 1 his was written a month
or two before the election and thrown
An old Confederate who was at
Gettysburg and who bad not seen
our second article on Gettysburg,
writes us the following letter of
thanks for our defence of Pettigrew
and his brave but maligned men. It
is private but we make it public, be
cause we know that it voices the
sentiments of thousands of North
Carolinians. ine writer bore a
brave part in perhaps twenty-five
battles. He writes:
"You don't know how proud I am of
you whenever you try to fasten the false
hood upon those Virginians wno attempted
to brand Pettiarew and bis noble band
who fought so gallantly at Gettysburg. It
was a sad day for Nch Carolina when
Pettigrew fell. 1 thought so when I saw
his bleeding form being borne from the
field at Falling Waters. Had he lived no
one would have dared east a slur upon the
soldiers at Gettysburg without feeling the
weight or bis vindicating powers. This
is only for your eyes and simply to let you
know how grateful I feel, as an individual
to you for your effort in this direction.
This miserable lie has caused me more
trouble and made me commit more sin than
anything my mind has ever had to con
That etaunob, unwavering, stiff-
back Democractic paper, tbe Indian
apolis Sentinel, thus deals with the
attempted sell-out at Birmingham,
"The Birmingham capitalists who are
visiting General Harrison are men who be
lieve in taxing all the people for the benefit
of a few. All these gentlemen be
long in the Republican party, which is or
ganized in the interest of such as they. We
hope they will lose no time in going where
they belong Tbey have been matquerad
ing as Democrats quite long enough."
Let 'em trot and quickly. They
are pocket politicians and will find
themselves baulked in attempting to
turn over the South to the control of
Northern Radicals, Protection Grab-
alls and ignorant negroes.
We regret to see the Independent
i&epuoucaa Washington ocar aoie
to say this irTUs last issue:
"The Democrats are not showing fight in
the Senate on the tariff Question, as" they
were expected to. The debate there baa
been very tame, and will soon be wound
up so as to give tho House a chance at the
Senate bill. The 'prospect is fair, how
ever, that in the Houbb tbe bill will never
get out of the hands of the Committee on
Ways and Means."
Democratio States ehould send
men to the Senate with principle
with convictions and with courage
of convictions. Hurrah for Vance,
Vest and Morgan ! They at leaBt
are not afraid of Boodle, Monopoly
and horned Radicalism.
Prof. Noble, Superintendent ' of
Wilmington's four Graded Schools,
was kind enough to write to us on
20tb, as follows:
"Your editorial in Wednesday's Stab is,
in my opinion the best one you have ever
written in behalf of the children of North
Carolina. It is very direct, sensible, and
aggressive, your plea for high schools.
for more schools, better teachers, longer
terms, anu a general desire Tor education
on tbe part of parents and children, is most
excellent and timely. Your remarks about
the negro, it seems to me, cover the ground
exactly and cannot be "improved on." In
fact, the whole article pleased me so much
that as a public school man, I cannot keep
irom writing you wis teuer or thanks. "
The Georgia Legislature has vot
ed to increase the pensions of Con
federates. . The highest will get
$&0 a year. Good. This goes to
those who lost eyes, feet and hands
The law is graduated.
jntSTAKKlt VIEWS. .
It surprises us to seev so able and
generally well informed ' a paper 'as
the New York Times rushing with
open arms to welcome the Northern
Republican manifesto from Binning-,
ham, Alabama. It sees in the j Re
publican Protection something Very
promising to the country. It thinks
it very desirable to build up the Re
publican party in the South. j This is
a strange opinion' for one of. the
eading Tariff Reform papers in the
North. The .Time evidently is'de
ceived concerning tbe true intent and
extent of the new party movement.
t is purely Northern. It is purely
Republican. , It is purely Protection.
t will have no influence with the
honest rank and file of thegreat
Southern -Democratic army. The
Times should understand this. It
seems to think that the Souths cau,Jbe
dissolved can .be disintegrated,
can be I destroyed as an united
body, by introducing the Repub-
ioan Protection theory. This
is a very big mistake. We
tell the Times' that the South
will stand firm, solid, so lone; as its
interests, its peace, its very liberty
are menaced by negro domination
and negro unity. What fools the
whites would be to break up their or
ganization while the negroes are
solid, compact, the property of the
So long as the negroes are solid,
the whites must be solid. So long as
the negro can vote so long must the
whites lock shields and stand firm in
solid phalanx. All the Radical Pro
tectionists aided and abetted by
the Independent Northern press can
not break up tbe Solid White South.
For the information of our readers
and to let them see how they are dis
trusted in the North in spite of pa
laver and taffy, we copy from the
"It was a disadvantage to the cause of
tariff reform in the late canvass that it was
so conspicuously headed by Southern men.
and that it owed ita support so largely to
the South, which was solidly controlled by
one party held together by other considera
tions than those involved in tbe real issue
of the campaign. The sentiment of the
Kortnwesi was undoubtedly 6trongiy in
favor of tariff revision, substantially on the
lines proposed by the Democrats. But the
old party feeling was still so intense,
aroused and sustained bv the Southern
leadership of the Democratic party and the
fact that the South adhered solidly to that
party, that the people refused to divide on
the new issue in accordance with their
convictions and their interests."
Gen. Palmer, of Ohio, Democrat
ic candidate, made 100 speeches and
travelled 7,000 miles in the campaign
and then got left. Too bad! Gen
eral Dockery speechified and travel
led and he too got left and way be
hind. Our sympathies Gineral.
An attempt to set fire to Mr. R. W.
Micks' warenouse, on tne alley in
rear of his store on North Water
street, about one o'clock yesterday
morning, was happily discovered and
frustrated by the vigilance of police
officer Grant, patrolling the block on
which the attempt was made. The
officer had arrested a colored man for
building a fire on a flat in Princess
street dock in. violation of the city or
dinance, and had returned to his
beat from police headquarters, when
the odor of something burning
struck his olfactories. After a dili
gent search he fonnd smoke is
suing from a hole cut in the lower
part of the door of the storehouse,
and stooping down discovered a small
pile of hay or straw buminer inside.
The officer threw mud and sand on
the burning pile and smothered the
blaze and then procuring a bucket of
water extinguished the fire,
The hole in the door is some four
or five inches square, and, from ap
pearances, the incendiary had thrust
the straw through the opening and
then set fire to it. But for Officer
Grant a disastrous fire might have
Tne Tarn C'a.
A special dispatch to the Stab from
Shelby, N. C, says that Gov. Bon
ham, C ommissioner Jervey, Superin
tendent Averill, Maj Jno. P. Jones
and others passed there yesterday for
Butherfordton, on the first through
inspection train from Charleston, S.
C, over the C. C. C. railroad. They
were greatly pleased with the road
and the country traversed by it.
Wno la F. A, Rogers?
Yesterday morning mail agent
Penny found a note in the mail box
at the Carolina Central depot, ad
dressed to "Some Daily Ne wspaper,'
which reads as follows:
Please publish this. My troubles
arft very heavy. The waters of the
Cape Fear will drown them and hold
my body. Charlotte and Monroe,
N. u., papers please copy.
The Secretary of the Treasury has
approved tne awarding of the con
tract for the "erection and comple
tion of the public building in this
city to W. H. Smith, of Marquette,
Mich, at $100,719." Wadesboro.N.
C, brownstone is to be used for the
ashlar and trimmings, throughout.
in accordance with drawings and
specifications, and the work In to ho
completed in fifteen months from the
utn or December, 1888.
Tbe Jams ITXaeon.
A survey was held yesterday on the
British brig James Mason, damaged
by fire last Friday" morning. The
board' consisted of Capt. Jos. Price,
harbor master; Capt. R. H. Beery,
surveyor for record and Capt. Whit
tingham, of the British brig Celurca.
They directed that the vessel be
pumped out and floated and the
cargo discharged, for farther exami
wixming3:o,:h. 0., frid
dm JoJ?.; F Hi ' ,
Tblriy' "Acre 'of Land ion ' Hortfaea.i
iiriy5 CA efe oY Lain 3n ? B
tr?iv.- f s-ji nt V 's jw-ii'Hi- !" i
raver opposite tne city ana, tne
Ckl.'iJnliiistiA Jray, iPresidept of
the Cape Fea & Yadkin: Valley frail-
road, and Capt. J.-W. 'Fry; 'Snperin-'
iendent, were in the: city yesterday.
The railroad 'company, through- Col.
Gray, yesterday . completed ,ihei pur
chase from Mr. Wm.' Larkins.of j thir
ty acres of land on Point ; Peter, op
posite the city, with a frontbf ;1,600
feet Northeast river, and 700J feet
off the Cape Fear, ' for five .thousand
dollars, 7 1 : ..:
The" company 1 has 'a.la ' bough
what 'is known as: tha: Nott wharf
property on! Water 'and c Mulberry
streets, next to" the wharf of the; New
York' and. . Wilmington .Steamship
Company,: which has a front of 130
feet onf North : WaSer streat and a
4epth Toref 800 f6etrThtspirrehase
was on terms that have not been made
public, but the price is believed to
be in the neighborhood of twenty
These pieces of property were
bought to provide terminal facilities
for the company. The terminus of
the road will be on the west side of
the Northeast river, - where the pas
senger and freight depot will be
erected, and a steam ferry boat will
be used to transport passengers,
mails and freight to and from the
and offices will be
built on this
side of the river, on the
Nutt property, as soon as practicable,
and neat, commodious buildings will
be constructed which will add consid
erably to the appearance of that por
tion of the city. . i
The work on the Cape Fear and
Yadkin Valley extension is progress
ing as fast j as possible. The two
hundred convicts that have been
working on the road between Greens
boro and Walnut Cove for j the
last three weeks in reducing
the grade and taking- out sharp
curves, have about completed their
work, and one hundred and tbirty of
them have been discharged, and the
balance will be dismissed in a few
weeks. ' ! ' r
Between Fayetteville and Black
river, two Hundred and seventy con
victs have graded nineteen . miles
from Fayetteville in the direction of
Wilmington, and the contractors on
this end of the road who are working
free labor, have graded twenty-three
miles; making in all forty-two miles
of grading between here and Fayette
ville, which is about half the distance
between these two points. j
The contract for the bridge j over
the Cape Fear river at Fayetteville
has been given out and will be com
pleted by the first of nxt July. The
masonry of the bridge will be of na
tive granite, from Mount Airy, and
the superstructure will be of iron; the
total length of the bridge being six
hundred feet. - I
The completion of the Cape Fear &
Yadkin Valley road is now only a
matter of very short time, and our
people should be prepared to take
advantage of this new trade connec
tion, which cannot fail to be of great
importance to Wilmington.
All the railroads announce cheap
excursion rates for the holidays, j On
the Atlantic Coast Line the price for
round trip tickets to Wilmington
fjom points named is as follows:
Magnolia, $2.50; Mt. Olive. $3.35;
Goldsboro, $4 15; Wilson, $4 85; Rocky
Mount, $5 45; Tarboro, $0 00; Weld on,
$6.45; Lake Wacoamaw, $2.00; White
ville, $3.50; Fair Bluff, $3.35; Marion,
S. C, $4.15; Florence, S. C, $4.85.
On the Carolina Central the price
of round trip tickets from Wilmiug-
ton to Charlotte or to Wilmington,i
$6.85; Wadesboro, $5.75; Hamlet,
$5.15; Laurinburg, $4.50 and a pro
portionate reduction at other points.
On all the roads tickets placed on
sale to-day and to the 25h inclusive.
will be good ! until January 3rd,; and
tickets placed on sale December 29th
to 31st will be good until January 5th
Fire on blp -board.
The British brig James Mason, Capt.
Priestly master, lying on the west
side of the river, at Mr. Alex. John
son's wharf, was discovered to be on
fire about half past 1 o'clock yesterday
morning. The Fire Department w as
summoned soon after the fire was
discovered, and eome of the members
of the Hook j and Ladder Company
were ferried across the river. , The
moorings of the brig were then cast
loose and when the vessel had drifted
from the wharf a short distance .her
anchor was dropped. The tug Marie
steamed up at 3 a. m. and threw
a stream from ner nose on
the fire, and shortly after
wards the "Atlantic" fire engine
was taken across on a lighter to help
subdue the flames.' The fire was burn
ing fiercely in the hold; ai this time,
but it was soon gotten under control,
when it was decided to tow the brig
to the "railroad shoals," opposite the
W. & W.' railroad depot, where she
was pumped full of water and sunk.
The Mason had completed taking
in her cargo of rosin 2,777 barrels
her hatches were on and she would
have cleared yesterday for Fleet
wood, England. The carsro i was
shipped by Messrs. Paterson, Down"
ing & Co., and was insured in
New York city. The vessel is owned
in Mull, Jfing,, and is thought to be
insured. The cause of the fire is not
known. It broke out amidships, and
it is supposed burned through from,
the galley. A survey will be held on
board to-day when the damage will
be ascertained and recommendations
made for the disposal of what re
mains of the vessel and cargo.
Owen Bonham, colored, arrest
ed for building a fire on a flat
at Princess street dock Friday night,
and refusing to. put it out when told
to do so, was fined $20 in the Mayor's
Court yesterday for disorderly conduct.
ay, December 2&YI888.
1 fee-Fa bite Bnlidtng Contract. ;
Mr. Wi H. Smith, of Marquette,
Mich n who was awarded the contract
for the government build(ng to be
erected in this. city,, at last : accounts,
had: not filed; his bond, and, there
fore, it cannot be. stated, when the
work will be commenced. v .
There has been a dear of bother
about the matter. It was first stated
that atrMruUlvanv ?of j Charleston,
S.!.,C-;was the ;Jowest -bidder. He
simply stated that - he would do the
work according to the specifications
for $98,000, He failed to state
whether he proposed to construct the
buildingfof brick or stone. . The other
bidders were - more explicit, some of
them submitting no less than a half
dozen different propositions. --
A correspondent of the Charleston
News and Courier says that Mr. Smith
made three propositions: First, he
proposed to construct the building of
brick for $91,507; second, of brick with
limestone trimmings, for $94,607, and
third, of Wadesborov NU-C , granite,
for $100,719. Senators Vance and
Ransom called at the department to
see who had put in the lowest and
most acceptable bid. They were in
formed that there is over $124,000
available for the work on the Wil
mington building, hence they recom
mended that it should be built o
stone in preference to brick. Col.
Frerest entertained a similar idea on
the subject, as he would rather use
stone than brick, especially when
there was ample funds on hand for
the purpose. And so the contract was
awarded to Mr. Smith, for a building
of Wadesboro granite.
An Intvreatlnc Seme.
The funeral of Preston Spriggs, the
late colored Sexton of St. James'
Church, in this city, took place yes-'
terday afternoon. The body was
born into the church and deposited
in front of the chancel as is done on
all such occasions and the full ser
vices performed by the Rector, Rev.
Robert Strange. The music was by
the choir. It was right and proper
that such respect should have been
shown to the departed for he was one
of the most trustworthy colored men
in Wilmington, and had been sexton
of that church for twenty-three years.
But what we wish to note is the fact
that there were more whites than
blacks present; a good many more.
Members of the Vestry were there and
gentlemen of the highest standing in
the community, together with a great
many ladies; all gathered to' pay the
last tribute of respect to a colored
man, a former slave.
Does this look like race prejudice
or animosity to the negro ? In how
many of our churches North would
such a scene have been witnessed,
and is it not about time for our North-
ern brethren to cease harping upon
the brutality of the Southern people
towards the colored race when such
things as the one we are noticing are
done by members of each sex who oc
cupy the highest social position in
Oeatb of 11 r. Jaa. C. smltb.
The remains of Mr. Jas. C. Smith,
who died in New fork city last Tues
day evening, arrived here "yesterday.
The funeral will take place this af
ternoon from his late residence, on
Dock street near Sixth.
The announcement of the death of
Mr. Smith was a great shock to his
family and friends. He had been
Buffering for -some months past with
an affection of the throat, and
four weeks ago went to New York
for treatment by a specialist at the
Polyclinis Hospital.. Last Saturday
he was subjected to a surgical opera
tion, and his death three days, after
wards is supposed to have resulted
from secondary hemorrage following
Mr. Smith was a native of Cumber
land county in this State. He had
long been a resident of Wilmington,
and until his late illness, was actively
engaged in business pursuits.
Flgnre It Oat.
Here is another curious study in
figures that may amuse the boys:
Multiply the figures 1, 2. 3, 4 5, 6, 7,
8, 9 by 45 and we get this result: 5,
555,555,505. Reverse the figures thus:
9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 and use tbe same
multiplier, and we get another curi
ous string as follows: 444,444.444,445.
Taking the same figures as the mul
tiplicand and reversing the figures
45 - 54 we get an equally curious re
sult: 6,666.666,606. Again reversing
the multiplicand and using the same
multiplier, makes the sum total all
3's except the first and last figures, to
wit: 5,333,333,334. You will perceive
that the first and last figures put to
gether make 54 the multiplier. Take
the half of 64 27 or reverse 2 and 7
and use it as the multiplier and the
results will be just as astonishing
all 6's or l's. There is a witchery in
these figures that I can't understand;
Foreign Experts Keaterday.
Messrs. Peschau & Westermann
cleared the German barque Trabant
for Hull, Eng.,- with 500 casks spirit
turpentine and 3012 barrels of rosin,
shipped vby; Messrs. Williams & Mur
chison, and Valued at $13,564.58.
' Mr. C. P. Mebane cleared the Brit
ish steamship Finland, for Liver
pool, Eng., with cargo of 4,867 bales
of cotton weighing 2,348,063 pounds,
and valued at $216,529. . Shipped-by-Messrs.
Williams & Murchison and
Alex. Sprunt & Son.
Also, the British steamship EnfieldT
for Bremen, with cargo of 6,000 bales:
cotton, shipped by Messrs. Alex
Sprunt & Son.
Receipts of cotton at Wilmingtoor.
from September 1st to December 21st,.
as bulletined; at the . Produce Ex
change, are 123,724 bales, and for the
same time last; year 146,704; showing:
a decrease of 22,980 bales, as compar
ed with last season. Receipts the
past week are 8,406 bales; the corres
ponding week last' year 5,134 ""bales.
The stock at this port is 21,507 bales;
at same date last year, 21,401. .
New8 of Oxford: We are ad
vised that there is on .-foot a plan to form a
stock company to bui) d a hotel in Oxford..
Nominations confirmed Tbe Inter-
State Commerce Commission Haytl
Naval Orders. ...;':;.',... i
By Telegraph to the Horning Star.
WASHiHOTOit, Dec. 20. The Senate in
Executive session to day confirmed all the
army and navy . nominations sent in this
session, except six new army staff appoint
ments;.: also, the following nominations:
Thomas Burke, to be Chief Justice of Waeh
ingtonTerritory Otrin B. Hallam, deputy
first Auditor of the Treasury; James W,
Condon, Captain in tbe Revenue, Marine
Service, and Augusta B Berard, postmas
ter at West Point, N Y. . .
The Inter-Slate Commerce Commission,
after a brief and nnimpoitant cession this
morning, concluded its inquiry into the
rates and classifications in force on South
ern railroads. -
Secretary Whitney has at last settled the
question as to tbe disposition of the United
States steamer Richmond, which has just
been fitted out at the New York navy yard,
by ordering her to proceed -with out unne
cessary delay to Montevideo, for service as
flag-ship of the South Atlantic statio t.
Secretary Whitney said to day that he
did not think that our present cdmplica-,
tions with Hayti necessitate tbe sending of
any more naval vessels to that country for
the present at least, y. ... , i f '
Washington, Dec. 21. Now that a day
certain has been fixed for the final vote
upon the Senate substitute for the Mills
bill, tbe Committee on Finance in charge
of the measure will have no more hearings,
bnt will hold daily sessions through tbe re-ct-ss
for the purpose of perfecting the mea
sure,by amending it la accordance with tbe
information derived Jrom interested par
ties who have heretofore expressed their
views and desires to the Committee As
has been slated in the Senate by Mr Alli
son, there will be amendments to the pres
ent text of the bill proposed by the Com
mittee, as tbe result of many conferences
with manufacturers and laborers had by
the Finance Committee.
Washington, Dec. 21. The President
has pardoned Benjamin Hopkins, Cashier
of the Fidelity National Bank of Cincin
nati, undergoing sentence in Columbus,
Ohio, for embezzling funds of that bank.
Tbe President's endorsement on the appli
cation for pardon is as follows: "The
condition of this convict's health is such as
appears from an examination which I have
set on foot that the question is presented
whether he shall die in prison or at home.
On this presentation I am willing that' he
shali 6pend his few remaining days among
bis friends regardless of any other consid
eration connected with the case, . and on
this ground alone his pardon ia granted."
Tbe President has nominated Daniel W.
Mosely, of Virginia, to be collector of cus
toms for the district of Richmond, Virgin
The following fourth-class postofflces
will become Presidential offices Jannary
1st: Athens, Teon. ; Edenton, N. C, and
Washington, Dec. 22 The Star this
evening prints the following;
"It may bo definitely stated that the com
mittee of Southern Republicans of the
House will not present any name to Mr.
Harrison for a Cabinet appointment They
will merely urge the desirability of -eome
Southern man going into the Cabinet.
There is one thing they are going to under
take that tbey think of vital importance to
the party in the South. They want to
eliminate the carpet-baggers from the
party; or, as one of the members put it, in
conversation to-day, 'turn down the men
who hang about Washington as profes
sional Southern Republicans.' They be
lieve tbe success of the party depends upon
their ability to clear away the suspicion
that the men who went South just at the
close of the war merely to get what they
could out of it and have never had any
sympathy with Um people, are to be at the
bead of affairs. 'What we want.' said the
Star's informant, 'is to get men who can be
Republicans without ceasing to be South
ern men men who can advance the in
terests and advocate genuine Republican
principles, retaining the respect of their
people and remaining in sympathy with
them. We want those men who think
with us to be able to work with us. We
want to make converts among the best peo
ple ia tbe South and to build up our coun -
Reported to be In Perfeet Health and
tbe Expedition to be Well Supplied.
By Cable to the Horning Star.-
London, Dec. 21. A Zanzibar dispatch
says letters dated Stanley Fails, Aug. 29th.
have been delivered here by Tippoo Tibs'
men. Tbey state that a letter was received
at Stanly Falls, from Henry M. Stanley, on
August 28th, Stanley was then at Bon
yala, on the Aruwhimi, where he had ar
rived on August 17th. He had left Emin
Pasha eighty two days before in perfect
health, and provided with plenty of food.
Stanle y had returned to Bonyala for loads
of stores in charge of his rear guard, and
intended to leave ten days later and rejoin
Emin. He reported all the whites in tbe
expedition as healthy and said tbe expedi
tion wanted nothing
London, December 21. The West Af
rica Telegraph Company has received the
following dispatch from St. Thomas, dated
Faday. 2 p.m.:
"I have just received information that
Henry M. Stanley, with Emin Pasha, has
arrived on the Aruwhimi. The news is re
liable. Further details will follow.
Signed PARSON&. Agent."
There is an island of that name in the
Gulf of Guinea, a Portuguese station.
Id the House of Commons this afternoon
Mr Goschen, acting government leader,
read amid cheers the above telegram, re
ceived by the West African Telegraph
Company, from St. Thomas, reporting the
arrival of Stanley and Emin Pasha on the
Aruwhimi. Mr. (ioschen statea mat tne
government had not received any direct
efflcial news confirming this report.
Tbe )rmi Causing tbe Disease Pho
tographed by Prof. Dinner, of Ohio
By Telegraph to the Morning Star.
Columbus, O , December 22 Prof. H.
J. Detmer. of the Ohio 8tate University,
has concluded the task of photographing
the germs can Bing yellow fever, that had
been sent him by Dr. James E Reeves, of
ChattBnooga. Tenn. The 'professor says
this u thn first time that yellow lever
have been f XKiad la the tlssueT scientists
Jteistrre searching for them in vain.
They have been found in zoogloea masses
in the capillarv blood-vessels, which ap
pear distorted" and ruptured, and at these
ruptures these EOOglcBa masses are dense
and large. The bacilli present them
selves in , four ionns. The first is
a plain uara rutcuu ium, wswuu, on
oval with a dark point at each
extremity; third, an oblong disk with
dark points as m the second; and fourth,
two dark points united by a film and strik
ingly resembling a dumb-bell. Being asked
as to how the discovery came to be made,
he said: "Dr. Sternberg, of Johns Hopkins
Uulversitp, for a number of years has made
-an exhaustive search for yellow fever
germs, but without success, in the tissues.
During me last epiuemic no mu ktdi
post mortem examinations at Decatur, Ala.
The liver and kidney tissue of two persons,
at least, were Bent by him to Dr Reeves,for
the purpose of mounting for microscopical
purposes. I have several negatives, each
of which is good. Some show bacteria
singly, and others in masses, with Capilla
ries distended with tbem.
London's new Commissioner of
Police, Mr. Munro, is, like his predecessor.
Sir Charles Warren.a graduate of the Anglo
Indian school of affairs and methods. He
was at one time Chief of the Indian police,
and had 20,000 men at his command.
N. T. World.
Afire in the Lennox morocco factory,
Boston, Mass., last nightcaused a loss of
$250,000. Several buildings besides the
factory were burned.
Tb Bona of Commons and Sir. Par
nell Mr. Brlgbt's - Condition Im
. : proved Liverpool's Holiday Parli
ament Proceedings The Earl - of
Danraven on tbe Sackvllle Inel
dent 7 be German Baa African Ex
: pedltlon Stanley and Kmln Pasha
Reports from Stanley and .Fmln Fa
aba Confirmed. . .
By Cable to the Xornuuc Star.
London, Dec. 23. In the House of
Commons to-day Mr. Kimber, Conferva
live, moved that the Clerk of the House
appear , before tho Parnell Commission,
when it reassembles, aad produce for Us
inspection the members' roll containing
Mr, Par nel fa signature.
Mr. Sexton protested against the motion,
out it was carried by a vote or 54 to 13 .
It is said that Mr. Kimber's motion was
the result of a preconcerted plan, agreed on
by the Conaervatists. all of whom voted
for its adoption.
i London, Dec 22 Mr. John Bngbt'a
condition is improved.
Mad bid, Dec. 23. A peUrd was ex
ploded last night at the door of the resi
dence of .Senor ConovaS Del Castillo. Only
slight damage was done, but tbe greatest
alarm was caused among the members of
the household. No arrests have as yet beta
' Ltvkbpool, Dec. 22 Monday, Tues
deay and Wednesday of next week will be
observed as holidays in all of tbe markets
London, Dec. 22. Ia the House of
Lords, last night, the Earl of Danraven
speaking on the Sackville incident, said :
I do not propose to go into details. The
sooner the episode is buried, to my mind,
the better, but . I must express regret that
tbe papers have not been presented to Par
liament. I trust that this will be done be
fore Parliament ia prorogued. Whether
the circumstance is correctly described by
the Prime Minister as an episode ia elect
ioneering; whether onr minister was en
tirely to blame; whether he technically or
unitentionally committed a blunder;
whether the United States Government was
fully justified under any circumstances, or
by tbe peculiar circumstances of the mo
ment, are all maltera beside my point,
which is, that whoever is to blame, or
whether any one is to blame, surely it
would bave been more dienifleti on our
part, and more worthy of our position, to
have taken no notice of a matter which, as
the Prime Minister early remarked, ia no
matter affecting the two nations In the
case of some foreign powers a different
consideration would affect us, but our re
latione with the United States are peculiar.
We use the word foreign towards them be
cause there is no other suitable expression,
but I am loth to use tbe term
toward lbs great Republic. Tbe United
States is, diplomatically speaking, a foreign
power, but she can never be a foreign land
to us. Her citizena are mainly men of the
same race and lineage as ourselves, having
the same names, speaking the same tongue,
worshipping under the same form of reli
gion, and living under the same common
law. Their institutions, though differing,
are very similar in their integral respects
to our own, and are founded on tbe same
love of liberty and law, capable for self
government. It is impossible to look upon
such people as foreigners, though one is
obliged to speak of their country as a
foreign power. Of all civilized nations
we alone can understand the United States,
and she alone can understand us in respect
to difficulties inseparable from a system of
party government. Any misunderstanding
arising between us would be held to be
most deplorable by the vast majority of all
thinking men on both sides of tbe Atlantic,
I fear . that speaking of the cir
cumstances as belonging to tbe his?
tory of electioneering, may have
had an irritating effect upon public
opinion In America. Be that as it may, it
is certain that any longer delay iu filling
up Lord Sackville's place is liable to be
misunderstood by the Ameiicaa people.
I hold it to be our first duty to avoid tho
possibility of anything that may lead to
want of sincere friendship between the
mother country and the colonies, and after
that I consider it our second duty to avoid
any such possibility between tbe United
States and ourselves.
Before long another minister will be ac
credited to the Court of 8t James All
who know Mr. Phelps personally, and all
who recognize the dignity and courtesy
with which he has discharged his duties,
will anticipate it with reeret. If we hesi
tate and delay to accredit a minister at
Washington the United States may retaliate
by delaying to accredit a minister to us.
Two great international questions are
awaiting solution flthery and extradition
and these we cannot hope to settle except
under conditions of real friendship between
the two countries. Therefore, 1 ask the
Prime Minister whether the government
intends to appoint a minister to succeed
Lord Sackville at Washington.
Copyrtetted 18?8 by the N. T. Associated Press.
Bkblin. Dec 22 The committee of the
Emin Relief Association give more cre
dence to the reported arrival of Hemy M.
Stanley on the Aruwhimi than they did to
Osman Digua's story of Emin Pasha's cap
ture; but they have decided to continue
preparations for sending out the Wisman
expedition for Emin's relief until it is veri
fied. Some of the members of the commit
tee in discussing the contradiction between
the dispatch received from Zanzibar, which
reports that Stanley had reached the Aru
whimi, and one that came from Congo, re
porting the arrival on the Aruwhimi of
both Stanley and Emin, conclude that
8tantey had reached the Aruwhimi, intend
ing to return to Emin Pasha, but hold that
the safely of the latter remains in doubt.
The departure of Lieut. Wiseman will now
be retarded until early in Feotuary. This
delay is partly due to the impossibility of
obtaining the passage of the East African
bill by tbe Reichstag before February. Al
thougn the release of Emin Pasha will be
one object of the expedition, it will also
act in support of the anti-slave opera
tions on ita return from tbe interior.
It will be proposed in tbe Reichstag that
part of tbe money voted by tbe bill shall be
used for raising a force oi colonial troops,
even if it happens that Emin Pasha is safe
Lieut. Wisman's plans, already formed,
will be the probable basis of the expedition
to the interior. Wisman expect?, whatever
happens, to lead a colonizing force. Wis
man's brother officers ia the Second regi
ment of the Guards will give him a fare
well dinner in January.
Ia the discussion of the route to be taken
and the number of men composing the ex
tcrthe German MTntsler at Brussels attracts
attention. Cardinal Lavigerie uses his
knowledge of the interior of Africa to sup
port the statement that 600 troops march
ing through German territory by way of
Unyanyembe to Ujlji, on LakeTanganyka,
could crush the slave trade and disarm and
forever disable the Arab slave merchants.
The East Africa bill is understood to de
mand a sum of money sufficient for a larger
scheme, involving permanent coast garri
sons and several inland garrisons.
Newspapers here, in their criticisms of
recent events at Suakim, concur in associa
ting English action there with the German
policy on the Zanzibar coast. Tbe North
German Oazetteeaya the victory at Suakim
will . have a direct effect upon the anti
slave movement, and will probably help to
liberate Emin Bey. Tbe paper recom
mends that a force of Egyptians com
manded by British officers prosecute ope
rations in the Soudan.
Tbe National Gazette holds that Ger
many's energetic policy on the Zanzibar
coast has dominated England's action on
the Red Sea, and it hopes that the Salisbury
Cabinet will now take stringent measures
regarding the Houaan
Vienna papers, looking at the business
side of the subject, expect a reopening of
the Soudan trade, Austria having, prior to
the Mahdi'a triumphs, profitable dealings
with' the Soudanese, chiefiy in cutlery,
Lord Salisbury's declarations that the Brit
ish will not go farther than Suakim are
given little attention, official circles having
reason to expect a large development of
English policy on the Red Sea coast simul
taneous with German action in Zanzibar.
8UASXU. December 22. -The copy of the
Khedive's letter to Emin Pasha, which was
kfell bv Oamnn
irom mndoub re-
ports thAt the
is crowded with
them, being several
ng Leopold tag
1 a telegram r.nn.
received from fiT"
firming the reDort of
arrival of Henrv
M. Stanley and Emin
Pasha on the Am
Raleigh Chronicle: Rev. Dr.
ChasE. Taylor.President of Wake Fon st
College, calls for additional $30,000 endow
ment to that college. Judge Clark,
who has read carefully Captain Bond's es
say, says: "It is so clear that no one a ho
reads it can fail to understand it and no one
who understands can answer it. Captain
Bond has done for Gettysburg what Judge
Schcnckdid for Guilford Court Houe.
When his term expires Governor
8cales will become president of a new
bank to be established in Greensboro, He
will practice law also, and will mnko Mr.
W allace N. Scales, who is now executive
clerk, bis junior . partner. Chaa. H. Arm
field, Esq., private secretary, will take his
father's place in the law firm of ArmQeld
& Turner, in Statesville, and return to hU
old home to a large practice. Geo. W. P.
Roberts will probably return to his f.trm in
Gates county. '
Pittsboro Home: Spence Mo -Clenahan,
oldest son of Dr. John 8 Mc
Clenahan, who has been in Texas for eight
or nine years, is at home on a visit
Our Presbyterian friends are having their
church edifice improved The session
at the University closes this week. Lt.
John L. Haughton, son of our townsman,
L. J. Haughton, volunteered and went into, .
the cavalry service of his country in 1861.
Before leaving home he had Col. Joseph
Thompson to make for him a short cylin
drical valise, to be strapped to his saddle
behind. During the stormy times tbat pre
ceded tbe fall of New Bern, which took
place in April, 1863, Lt. Haughton did gal
lant service. He was greatly trusted by his
commanding officers and was often sent on
perilous expeditions. During one of tbeso
be lost his saddle valise. After a lapse of
over a quarter oi a century it nas been re
turned to his father, in a very fair state of
preservation. It is a sad and interesting
memorial of a noble young man, who du
ring the fall of '62 sickened and died of
disease contracted in patriotic defence of
Raleigh Visitor: The Baptist
State Mission JJoard has appropriated $10,-
000 for mission work. One hundred
and twenty-eight convicts were transferred
yesterday from the O. F. & Y. V. R R
to the Wilmington & Tarboro road, and
fourteen more were sent from the peniten
tiary to the same road. The commit
tee appointed to examine tbe books of the
State Treasury and Auditor's department
adjourned yesterday. They reported as
follows: Balance, November 80, 1887,
$161,734 63. Receipts of Educational
Fund for year ending November 80ih,
1888, $11,403 01. Receipts of Public Fund
for year ending November 80lh, 1888,
$724,506.45; making total of $897.644 09.
The disbur ements of the Educational
Fund for the fiscal year ending November
30ib, 1888. were $5,582 85. The disburse
ments of the public fund for the fiscal year
ending November 80th, 1888. were $819,--029
03, making the total disbursements
$824,611,888, leaving a balance at the close
of the fiscal year of $73,032.21. Of this
balance $30,439,80 belonged to the educa
tional fund and $42,592.41 to the public
Raleigh News- Observer: Mr.
W. U. Gaither withdraws from the man
agement of the Newton Enterprise and is
succeeded by Mr. F. M. Williams, editor
and proprietor. Messrs: Ellis &
Brown, dealers in groceries, just west of
the city on the Hillsboro road, made an
assignment yesterday. W. H. Pace, Esq.,
ia the assignee. Their liabilities are esti
mated at $3,500, and their assets at $4,000.
Neither member of the firm took advan
tage of his homestead. The condition
of Mr. Caswell A. Riddle, the gentleman
who received severe injuries by a fall from
the Industrial College some weeks ago, is
very much improved. Died, at Suf
folk, Va., yesterday morning at 5 o'clock,
Mr. John A. Ennlss, son of Mr. James H.
Ennies, of this city. Mr. Ennlss lived iu
Raleigh until a few years ago, when he
went to reside in Virginia. He leaves a
wife and three children. He was about 82
years old. Capt. C. M. Roberts,
Keeper of the Capitol, has appointed Mr.
Wiley Williams, a well known ex-Confederate
soldier, watchman of that building
and grounds. He also appointed Mr.
Cooper, another ex-Confederate sojdier,
engineer of the Supreme Court building,
and Mr, J. T. Huddeston, another ex Con
federate soldier, baa been appointed gar
dener of the Capitol grounds.
Raleigh Recorder: Rev. J. A.
Leslie, of Tarboro, in a private letter,-says:
I have been baptizing people nearly every
Sunday for two months. Received three
yesterday by letter. The four coun
try churches served by Rev. C. A. Jenkins,
of Oxford, must be among tbe best of the
churches- They are up or ahead in tntir
contributions to benevolence. Tbey pay
their pastor a better salary than any other
country churches In addition to this du
ring the year they have made their pastor a
present of an excellent horse, worth at least
$150, and have given him about $50 worth
of firewood, besides many other articles of
lees value. One clothing manufac
turer ia Raleigh employs regularly 250
hands, and at certain seasons as many as
500. He makes only trousers and bandies
125 000 pairs this year. His business ex
tends into all the Southern 8tates.
Mr J. 0. Brewster, a hardware merchant
of this city, made a detd of trust last week
to Mr. John Devereux,- Jr. Mr. Brewster
thinks tbe assets will be in excess of the La
bilities The liabilities will be about $8,000
or $9,000. Tbe trustees of Vine Hill
Academy, Scotland Neck, have elected
Prof. W. C Allen, of Hamilton, ia Princi
pal, Prof. F. H. Manning having resigned.
Prof. Manning has accepted a position in
the Colorado Deaf, Dumb and Blind Insti
tute, Colorado Springs, and Prof. Allen
will continue the school in tbe regular
Raleigh News- Observer:, The
inauguration of Gov. Scales took place on
January 21st, and that of Gov. Fowle will
Srobably be about the same date.
udgea A. C. Avery and James E. Shep
herd of the eighth and first districts re
spectively having boen elected Associato
Justices of the Supreme Court and having
tendered their reeigoationa as Superior
Court Judges, Gov. Scales yesterday ap
pointed to succeed them, Hon. John
G. Bynum to . succeed Judge Avery
in the eighth district and George
H. Brown, Esq., to succeed Judge
J. J. Shepherd in the first district.
The resignation of Judge Shepherd and
the appointment of Judge Brown take ef
fect December 29th, and the resignation dt
Judge Avery and the appointment of
Judge Bynum take effect January 1st.
brought three convicts to tne penitentiary.
two negroes and one white man. The
white man, it is Baid, has been in tbe peni
tentiary before. A destructive gale is '
reported as having passed along the Golds
boro section day before yesterday which
was almost as destructive as a cyclone.
The wind was accompanied by a heavy
downpour of rain. At Fremont and Black
Creek large forest trees were blown down
and fence rails were scattered like kindling
wood. Nobody is reported as killed, but
the storm was said to have been the seve
rest ever known in that sect'on. Judge
Brown is a son of Sylvester Brown, Esq.,
of Washington, and is, we think, about
forty year years of age. He was educated .
at Horner's School during the war.
He has been very successful as a lawyer
and very successful as a business man. He .
is endowed with a very fine legal mind in
deed. He has frequently been brought
forward for Congress by his friends in the
first district, and has been chairman of the.
Democratic Congressional Committee in a
number of campaigns, judge Bynum
is about 45 years old and is a son of John
Gray Bynum, Sr., of Burke, a nephew of
Wm. Preston Bynum, a grandson of Capt.
Charles McDowell, of Burke, and great
grandson of Gen. Charles McDowell, of tbe
Revolution. He was for a short timo in
the Seventh Regiment during the war.
afterwards in the sub-treasury, and kter
still was purser of the famous Advance.
He was captured and taken to Fort War
ren. After the war he studied law with
Judge Pearson his. stepfather, by tbe
way and has practiced law since 1868 in
Burke county with conspicuous success.
He was a member. of .the Legislature of
'78, and has been prominent in his section
and in the State at large for years,
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