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THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 1888.
The HofcsE of RepiesentativeH puva
d. last Week, a bill that will remove
.4ta of thfc'tihipWtionable features of ;
'the odiouH internal revenue laws. It j they dropped out until only about a ht jB generally throughout the couu
amends the Present law in three par. ' doien remained on the track to the , try, though largest weal of the Mife.
r.l.a.fll.ows: !cloS, U tooU ,,ace , an TOT!2E
1. By abolishing tbe minimum 1inffmei.se buildings in which a circu; ; avevnces three and a half per cent.
puuishroent for violation ol t lie in-
Carnal revenue laws. According to i which thepe men walked ana ran day
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the present law there is a minimum
and maximum jjumsbtnent uamea ror ;
the violation of the law, that is, the j
iudue can inflict no less or no greater!
punishment than thatt named in the
1W. But by this amendment the
linumiurn puuishmelit being abolish
ed, the judge can inflict as small a
punishment as ho thinks proper.
There are many oases where the
minimum punishment now allowed
is too" heavy, and this amendment
will authorize.the judge to be more
merciful and inflict a mere nominal
2. By prohibiting the issuing of
warrants upon informat ion and belief,
fsxeept upon affidavit made by a col
It ctor or deputy collector. That is,
warrant cannot be issued and a man
ft rested .Upon hearsay, upon the in
formation and belief of anybody who
may happen to have a grudge against
3. By authorizing the Commission
er of Internal Revenue to comprom
ise any case under tho internal
revenue laws. 1 his is a very import
ant amendment. There aio many
cases, where persons ba7e innocently
and ignorantly violated the revenue
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laws and rendered themselves liable
to its penalities, and this amendment
authorizes the Commissioner to coin-
px omiso such cases.
It alioras us pleasure 10 kuuw m.
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a DtMociiATic Houe has adopted
these amendments to the revenue law,
and we hope that the republican
Senate Svill concur. And it affords
tfs still greater pleasure to know that
the author of these amendments is a
Noith Carolina democrat, the Hon.
Oohu b. Henderson of Salisbury. It
pioves that which we have often as
serted, and that is, that the only
ftope of repealing or modifying the
Odious internal revenue laws is in the
Success of the demociatic party. If
thvn, any of our readers wish the
flea, .let them
f A atic party t
vote witb the denio-
The Radicals are trying to create
the impression that democratic mle
iu North Carolina has beeu extrava
gaut and wasteful of the peoples'
money. This reminds us of Satan
rebuking sin. Tho idea of a North
Carolina republican urging the peo
ple of North Carolina to place his
party in power, iu order to economise
is rather "cheeky" to say the least.
Ihe democrats of tho State pay at
least three-fourths of the taxes, and
they would be foolish indeed to give
the' control of those taxes to the
party that pays hardly one fourth.
The bare statement of the proposi
tion shows its folly.
Mr. J. C. L Harris, chairman of
one of the two republican State ex
ecutive committee?, has published a
long campaign document, in which
he attempts to create the impression
that Gov. Scales' administration has
Been so much more extravagant than
Gov. Brogden's, and therefore that
it is better to have a republican than
a democratic- Governor. Even if
more money was expended during
tiie administration of Gov. Scales
than of Brogden (which is not true),
yet neither Governor had anything
to' do with it, as the Legislature
levies the taxes and makes the appro
priations, and it happens that all
during Brogden's administration the
Legislature was more strongly demo
ciatic than during Scales' adminis
1he State Executive Committee of
tte democratic party in North Caro
ltna will meet at Raleigh on next
Thursday, the 23rd inst., for the
purpose of appointing the time and
place for holding our State nomina
ting convention. Now is the time
therefore for suggestions to be made
as to the most suitable time and place.
If any town in the State desires to
have the convention, let its citizens
at once hold a meeting and express
their wishes,-as is done by the large
cities at the North whsn they wish
tx have the national convention. If
this is not done, then the citizens
and papers of other towns should
not censure tbe committee, as is fre
quently the case, for designating
Raleigh as the place for the conven
tion. That city is generally selected
by both- parties, simply because it is
ill tbe centre of tbe State and more
Convenient of access to the majority
of delegates and not because of any
particular partiality toward Ral-
A Pedestrian contest took place in
tbe city of New York, last week, that
is tbe most remarkable on record. It
began at midnight of Sunday the 4th
iiist. and closed at 10 6V6ck the fol-
lowing Saturday night, being a raft j uumbers and values of -farm aniiuals.
day' go-as-yoU please con lest, that! There reported an imnftne in
w; Ihe contesttols i could walk or run j horses, mules and cattle, and a de
. . . .' ... , xrf ffvt create in hheep and swiue. ln
jus! as they -pleased, l-aily nfly , of increase is iu horses,
men entered the race, but one by one .
lar tiacK was prepared, ami uuuuu ;
auu nigut ior a wees, i -t-buug u
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sleeping oniy two or iiuee u.ui
of every twenty-four. The champion
of t lie contest was a roan named j
Albert who completed the e.itraordi- j
nary dislauco of G21 miles a feat
never before poifoimed by any man.
It seems inci edible that any man
could do this, and it is more than
horse r.ouht have done. His
It seems a siu anu
a shame that
men should engage in a such a bru
tal contest, and should be eucouraged
bv-such crowds of spectators, for
such a ahow should be denounced as
benseless ad barbae us.
Our WaKhhiKlou Letter.
(From our Resrular Corrc8pondent.j
WashikotonT Feb 10:h, 1888.
One of the latent acts of Presidout
Cleveland greatly pleased the Demo
crats and wofuiiy displeased the
Mugwumps and tbe Republicans. It
was his ief:;sal to approve the newly
mouofied civil service rule requiring
! officials to hie their reasons for tbe
removal of subordinates. This ruling
I opens tho way to rid the service oi
huudieda of Republican barnacles
who have latteued at tbe public cub
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Another f nature of the new rules
that is received with much satisfac-
l 1 a : ..til 1
i lion IS 111(5 uUl t'LTHl lOil Ol lut) rmusc
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requiring applicants for examination
,i under forty-five years of a-e.
This will throw open the classified
service to thousands who have been
On Washington's birthdav, Feb.
22nd., the National Democratic Com
mittee will meet in this city for the
purpose of calling the National Dem
ocratic Convention. The represen
tatives of several cities are actively
at work to (?ecuic the coveted prize
among the number New York, Chi
cago, St. Louis, Indianapolis and San
Fiaucisco. If I were disposed to be
prophetic. I would pay that the con
vention will go to New York, :wd also
that Representative Scott, of Penn
sylvania, ffliu i- kuunii i'O t'tovit. ..,
friend of President Cleveland now
fiiCtifrely engaged iu politics will bo
the successor of Mr. Bainum a Chau-
r -t . i tx . i' i I
lutiu ol ' ne iaiiouai lemocranc vjom-1
Tbe House has passed an impor-1
tant bill amending the Internal Rev-j
enue laws. Its ellVct is to aboiudi j
what are known as miniuiuu punish- j
menta and to iriVft the courts discre
tion to impose tines in such cases.
The object of tbe proposed law is to
discourage frivolous prosecutions.
, Many other bill a v. ere passed by tbe
Houso tins weeii which are scarcely
worthy of sn?cial mention, most of
them being of a private eharacter.
Some scandal having been caused
by private telegraph wires being con
nected with tho Houso, Speaker Car
lisle has ordered an investigation of
the matter. It is ssid these wires
arc used chiefly for stock jobbing
Senator Piatt came forward early
in thp. week with a partisan attack on
the Democracy. His provocation was
the President's message, which he
triumphantly characterized as a free
trade document. It is evident that
the Chief Magistrate's able State
paper will furnish the Republicans
with political ammunition for a long
Another fight similar to the Oleo
margarine controversy is brewing in
the Senate. It is the bill to prohibit
the adulteration of lard with cotton
seed oil and other foreign substances.
It was claimed that only one firm
now has pure lard on the market.
Senator Uiddieberger makes daily
attacks on secret sessions and execu
tive business aud persists in his ef
forts to taik about the British Extra
dition in open session. On "Wednes
day he produced a little sensation.
As it frequently does, the Chair had
declared him out of order. The way
ward Virginian replied that he had
learned that there were two sets of
rales in the Senate, one for the other
Senators and one for himself. The
Chair usually found means of declar
ing him out of order.
Several Senators endeavored to
make suggestions, but Mr. Riddle
berger snubbed them in a manner
that caused much laughter in the
galleries, and the Chair threatened
to clear them. Mr. Riddleberger
persisted, and finally appealed from
a decision of the Chair that he was
out of order. The Chair did not en
tertain the appeal, but said, '"the gen
tleman from Virginia will take his
seat". Mr. Riddleberger did not
comply, but stood still with folded
arms. There was an ominous pause
and an expectnnt hush. Alter a mo
ment or two Senator Butler of South
Carolina, moved consideration of a
resolution in which he was interested,
and the Chair put this motion. Then
the recalcitrant Senator, without hav
ing taken his seat, withdrew from the
There have been heavy snow storms
in the west of England, Scotland and
Wales. Two trains are snowed up
between Bath and Bristol.
STATiSTICB RELATING TO HORSES, CATTLE
HOGS AND SHEEP.
Washington, Feb. 10. The Feb
ruary statistical report of the De pai t
intont f Atri icnlture relates to the
- fuiiv five uer cent, and
rne 11)Ciease in cattle is ueariy two
and a half per cent
.iiioul i- tvilli ml'
closely with the advauces in popula-
t uii. iv ugh. - n
tort ine n,illions or 82 per 100 of
populatioiJ. The increase is nearly
a8 jHrge in milch
cows a8 in oiuer
cattle. In sheep the decline appears
to be betwsen two aud three per ceut..
the flocks being about forty-three and
a half millions. There is a smaller
decline iu numbers of swiue less
! than one per cent. leaving the aggre
gate over foi tv-four million. Prices
unu mules are nearly the
j same as last year, but are lower than
i in tho vtar ibbi. wneu
utMis advance from 1879 : culminated
The average for all ages is $71 82 for
horbes, and $79 78 for mules a de
crease of 33 cents and 8? cents re
spectively. From 1879 to 1884, the
aunual estimates of prices of milch
cows and of other cattle advanced
yearly, and tho decline has since been
uninterrupted without exception for
either c!ts .of stock. The fall in
milch o ws has been from $26 08 to
$24 G5 over five per cent., and in
"oxen au d other cattle" from $19.79
to 17. 79, a decline of ten per cent.
In sheep, as in other stock, the an
nual advance was quite steady after
1879, and amounted to twenty two
per cent, in four fcars. From 1883
to 1886 tho decline was over twenty
five per cent, or from $2 53 to 1 91
The next year's average was $2.01
aud tho present average $2.05 or near
ly t8 much as in the depression of
1879, when prices were the lowest iu
There has beeu an advance in the
average for swiue of all ages from
$4.48 to $4.98, or eleveu per cent.
The ai-nual advance was continuous
from 1879 to 18S3, then declining to
1886, aud slightly advancing again
Tho aggregate value of all farm
animals is eight million dollars more
than a year ago; the total for cattle
being smaller by about sixty four
millions, and for sheep a trifle small
er, with increase iu those for horses,
mules and swine. Horses represent
niue hundred and forty-six millions ;
mules arc seventy-live ; cattle nine
Imudred and seventy-eight millions;
swine two hundred and twenty-one,
and sheep eighty-cine millions a
grand aggregate of two thousand
four hundred and nine millions for
tUi-A filiiwBUB of liiuAiit( nnimaia on
fai ins and ranches.
CcrrMuondeiice of RaleLrh Kawi and ObsarTar.
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The exercises of the school at the
academy in this place, Rev. Mr. S
Lea, principal, began today. Abour
-t. xt n ii. i. a
8 30 o clock the pupils began to as
Among ine nrst to arrive at
the academy was little Rosa Morton,
daughter of Mr. V. L. Morton of this
place. There had beeu fires made,
both iu the stove and fireplace. Rosa
was standing by the fire place warm
ing, and in turning her dress caught,
and there being no help present, ex
cept her little brother and cousin,
whose attempts to extinguish the fire
proved of no avail, all the clothes
were burned off, the whole body ter
ribly burned, tho fatfo and all the hair
burned except one plait. Tho poor
little thing suffered tortures till about
half after four, when death relieved
her of her sufferings. Rosa was a
blight little girl, eleven years old, and
her death is a terrible blow to bcr
aed parents. She was the youngest
of a large number of children, and
hers is the first death ever occurring
among them. All our people join in
sympathy with the family in their
A Fatal Accident.
New York, Feb. 14. Shortly be
fore 10 o'clock this morning, as a
Reed avenue street car, filled with
passengers, was passing under a large
derrick, used in erecting an elevated
railroad structure, on Broad waj', near
Sumner Aveuue, Brooklyn, the ropes
sustaining the derrick gave way, aud
the derrick fell on the car, crushing,
it in like an egg shell. Seventeen of
the passengers on the car were in
jured and two people were killed.
Michael McAnnally, driver of the car,
was crushed to death. Kare Kuehier,
a German, employed on the derrick,
was also killed. It was said that
some poisons were buried under
neath the ruins, and workmen are
now engaged in removing the debris
to iearn if there are any other vic
tims of the disaster.
To Admit Four New States.
Washington, Feb. 11." The Demo
cratic members of the House aud
Senate Committee on Territories to
day agreed to report a bill for the
admission to Statehood of Dakota
entire, New Mexico, Montana and
Washington. It is the expectation
of these members that the bill can
be passed by both Houses during
the present session. They urge that
the Republicans cannot oppose t he
measure on political grounds, as Da
kota will come in as a Republican
State to offset the Democracy of New
Mexico, while in Montana and Wash
ington neither party has a decided
W. E. Everett a prominent farmer
of Nansemond county, Va., commit
ted suicide at his home. Loss of
sleep from nursing sick children and
overwork unbalanced his mind-
Blaine Not a Candidate.
Pittsburg, Pa., Feb. 12 The Pitts
burg Commercial Gazette will publish
the following tomorrow : Mr. B. F.
Jones, the Chairman of tho National
Republican Committee, has received
a letter from Mr. Blaine, declining to
allow his numii to- be presented to
the National Republican Convention
as a candidate for 1 tbe Presidential
nomination. Mr. Jones, when asked
whether Mr. Blaine's declination
Would prevent bi friends from noini
nMiinrr liiin anvhow. said, as I am
Chairman Of the National Committee,
I do not think it would be proper for
me to have anything to say on the
subject.' "lo you tbuili sir. r!iue
would accept tue nomination n ten
dered to him t" "I have no authority
to speak for Mr." Blaine and have no
conjectures to offer on' the subject.
The letter speaks for itself, and I
must decline to be interviewed on
Profiting by Prohibition.
Wichita, Kan., Feb. 10. Inspec
tion of the docket of the lately in
dicted Justice of the Peace, Walker,
shows upward of 150 whiskey prose
cutions during six months of the past
year, in each of which nothing but
the costs (amounting iu each case to
$34) was paid. Each time County
Attorney Jones movedrthat the fiue
of $100, prescribed by law, be remit
ted. These cases have netted Jones
about $4,000. Not one dollar has be n
paid into the school fund aud but
$100 to the County Treasurer.
The supreme court licensed twenty
nine more lawyers last v. oek. One of
them was a colored man.
Two locomotives colliJed ou the
Erie & Wyoming railroad, near Pitts
burg, Pa., Saturday. Colonel Seigel,
of Dunmore, an engineer, was killed.
Four men were instantly killod last
Friday by an explosion at Dupont's
powder works in Pennsylvania, and
over iorty persons were injured, four
teen of whom it is said will die.
Near Bellevue, Ohio, two men were
digging for some buried dynamite,
when au explosion occurred, killing
both men, und shaking up the coun
try in the vicinity as if by an earth
quake. Four Mohammedans, the first to
arrive in many years, landed at Castle
Garden, New xork, Saturday, cn
route to Savannah and New Orleans,
v.beu they will eugage in the manu
facture of cloth.
Tom Wool folk, who murdered nine
members of his family in Georgia,
was to have been hanged last Friday,
but at tbe Jast moment a writ of re
vieval to tue bupreme Court was
granted, and the execution was stay
Seven negroes and six whites, con
viewed of oettv larcenies, were whiD
ped 'viih from five to ten lashes each
nt Ns-w Castle, Del., Saturday. One
-e a fc- giving his tenth
lasn, asked tho sheriff for a chew of
Mrs. Sarah J Robinson, of Boston,
who was charged v.ith tho poisoning
of uer son and daughter and nunhew.
for tbe purpose ol securing the life
insurance ot her victims, lias been
convicted of murder in the first de
gree. A fire broke out about midnight
Sunday night in the St. Albans vVt.)
hospital. The hospital wan completely
gutted and two out of the eight pa
tients were nuffbeated. The fire was
discovered iu a cioset in the kitchen,
and speedily got beyond control.
Bismarck's speech on the war situa
Hon continues to excite comment iu
Europe ; 'official and diplomatic cir
cles concede that while the Czar may
desire peace, influences are at work
which he cannot resist, and which
compel him to work in the direction
Ruth Woodell, a negro woman liv
ing in Jones county, Ga., about ten
miles from Macon, mixed some Rough
on Rats whh water and mnde her
two daughters, aged seven and five
years respectively, drink of it. She
then drank what was left. The
mother and the older daughter died,
but the ether child was saved by a
A party of eight persons, oil color
ed, crossed the river from LsReusite
plantation, in Louisiana, to Diamond's
Fairview farm Saturday afternoon in
a skiff. T he boat was old, and when
the party were returning, and were
within 100 feet of their home landing,
the swells of a passing steamer caused
the skiff to go to pieces and six of tbe
occupants were drowned.
Charlotte Democrat: That was
good farming done last year by J. W.
and H. E. Morrow, near Pinerille,
this county, sons of J. W. Morrow,
Esq. From 60 acres planted in cot
ton they got sixty bales of 425 fes.
each ; 56 acres in corn yielded 2,000
bushels. They harvested 150 bush
els wheat, 1,300 bushels oats, gath
ered 200 bushels peas, 75 bushels
sweet potatoes and 25 bushels Irish
potatoes; made 15,000 bundles fodder,
25 loads clover and pea-vine hay.
From 3 acres seeded in oats on the
4th of Marcn 1887, they harvested
120 bushels oats, then on the 11th of
June planted some 3 acres in speckled
peas and made 75 bushels, which left
the land more fertile and productive
than it was in March. On a two acre
lot the yield in seed cottou was 6.000
lbs. At this time they have 55 tons
of stable manure composted with acid
phosphate and kainit. . .
The right thing in the right place
is without doubt Dr. Bull's Baby
Syrup, the best remedy for babies
while teething. Only 25 cents a bot
tle. If your liver is torpid, if your ap
petite is poor, if you want your stom
ach thoroughly cleansed, if you want
a good digestion, use Laxador, the
great regulator Price 25 cents.
JOHN S. LOCKHAKT'S
IS STILL IN THE LEAD!
Load Your Wagon and Come on
mm i will mn m mi mm
I have worked hard for my customers and intend to still keep on tbe
harness. I will say right here, that I do not intend for any Warehouse in
this or any other State to down me in High Prices. I mean BUSINESS 1
I have got the money and waut to exchange it for Tobacco.
The Fipres Mow will Speak for Tieiaselves.
W. D. Tilley,
Bragg & Allen,
L T. Wrenn,
L D. Waller,
Laws & Satterfield
John S. Waller,
L. A. Veasy,
W. L. Umstead,
W. D. Veasy,
R. B. Carriugtou,
M P. Nance,
J. H. Garner,
My average for everything sold
on my floor since Christinas
has been $19.80.
IT CAN'T BE BEAT.
My accommodations and Work
ing Force cannot be surpassed.
Working Force :
JOHN DYE It,
RALPH D. WILLIAMS,
FebV 9, 1888. 2ts.
IN BEGINNING THE NEW YEAR SHS &SSO
ITTXIOItf YOU CAN MAKE IS THAT YOU WILL
BOY GOOD GOODS,
AND WHERE YOU CAN GET THEM
AT BOTTOM PKICES!
W. L. LONDON'S IS THE PLACE !
HIS MOTTO IS :
"Lowest Piiees Consistent Willi
He will continue io keep the largest aud best assortment of goods in
the county and will sell them as LOW AS TFIE LOWEST! You will
always find what you need at W. I. 03?2OX'S. He again
returns his thanks for the liberal patronage vou have given him, and
he will try and do his part to induce you to continue the same.
All persons indebted to him are requested to call and make an early
settlement, "Short Settlements BSake Long Friends".
Whenever you need any goods call at
Pittsboro , N. C, Jan. 5, 1888.
Durham, N. ft,
WILL BE READY FOR YOUR TOBACCO AFTER JANUARY 16TH
WHERE YOU WILL GET THE HIGHEST
FOR ALL GRADES!
Best Warehouse, Best Light,
FOB MAN AND BEAST IN N. C. OB VIRGINIA.
Stable Holds 200 Horses!
BoriMi'tnuMtad will promptas and accuracy, and the highest
pn8 always g0ar.ntd. A beai ty ftwaiU ba may come.
Dav & Jones,
K. T Rycoit,
; Jones & Pottiford,
J. B. Brandon,
Flintou & Co.,
C. G. Markham,
W. W. Hamlin,
; Westley Laws,
R. B. P.u teifield,
' YV. L Brown,
J. M. Terry,
i C. Hollemau,
FRANK RE MS,
NAT M. CLAY,
Y 15 A II
M Uialily and Hoiesl Goods" I
mm i GQmn,
DE ALERS IN
BOfS M CHILDBED'S
LADIES', MISSES', CHILDREN'S
GENTS' FINE SHOES
Jan. 5, 1888. 2ms.
DURHAM, Ii. C,
(Near Parrish'd Warehouse),
Best and Largest Stock of Furniture
Farnitare in all Styles!
Give us a call before buying else
Ali orders by mail promptly attend
'Jau' 5,1888. 2ms.
Ii, in & co.,
DURHAM, BT. a,
HEAVY AND FANCY
i 7 y ,jfi mrm.
(Corner Main and Church Streets.)
Near Pabrish's Warehouse.
Highest market price paid tot
ll country produce.
Our old couutymen of Chatham are
invited to make our store heir Head
quarters when they visit Durham, and
special bargains are offered them.
Jan 5th, 1888. 2ms.
DvSBAEI, Z7. O.
To Our Friends anil Patroii
Feeling very grateful for a meal
liberal patronage bestowed upon uf
during the past four years, we have
decided to pay our attention in future
strictly to the
On and after today, our remaining'
stock of havy and fancy groceries
will be offered at greatly reduced
prices to make room for car lots of
HAY, FODDER, SHUCKS, CORN,
OATS, WHEAT, RYE, PEAS,
MEAL, COTTON SEED
ME AL, CLOVER AND
(f aii kinds.
Wo will buy in oar lots and direH
fiom the grower, and can and will
compete with Northern Markets. Th
business will have our careful atten
tion and trust that our efforts may
W. J. WYAM&CO
February 9, 1838.