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Entered at the Post Office at Wilmington. N. C,
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The 8ubscri6tiou price of the Weekly
Stah is aafollows 1 ! - -i. , :
Single Copy 1 year, postage paid, $1.50
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C. P. & Y. V. RAILROAD.'
The "Commissioners of the r C.
F. & IY. V. R.- R. have ac-
nepted j the terms: offered by the
Compatfy represented by Dr. Canedo.'
All we know about it at present is
that th Company binds itself to com
plete a 1-airoad from'. Wilmington to
Mt. Airy in three: years. Wchaye no
other particulars. ; 1 Whether the ar-
rangement allows the Company, to
build tie road from Fayetteville to
t.lift Carolina Central, or whether to
constrult a jroad direct from Fayette
Wilmington,; we :are . not in
We hope the contract is
and that it will turn out Well
itate. It is a most important
Toad for Wilmington, f A continuous
line of faiivtay from Wilmington to
Cincinnati, Ohio, ij via ; Fayetteville
Gr eensporOjj Mt. -Airy, through -Vir
ginia ti the Ohio terminus, would
empty a vast commerce into our port
and make Wilmington a much more
important commercial entre pot, We
hope tie Canedo 1 Company will act
in the utmost good faith, and that in
this instance our people may be spared
disappointments and perplexities,
We wish the Company a hearty God
speed m all efforts to aid in develop
ing the resources of 'North Carolina
and inf erecting a highway of traffic
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WHAT IT COSTS.
letter to the
tie Observer contains some sta
concerninsr collections of cus-
toms duties in North Carolina that it
is well enough to copy. ; By Collec
tor JL C. Davisj,! Beaufort, .:I3i:
Colleftor W. P. Canaday, Wilming
tonV" p660p01; 4 Collector ; 5 Henry
Pamlico, $3,047,82. Thesnm of $1,
097.71 &&e$U$$yk thttvarioos
custom house officers from steamboat
fees. I The receipts for the year from
marine .hospital' tax were' 4,524.96
The J etf iz f aili to give the receipts
from! Alhvfc'Joy:. receipts
foot lap M ft. 0617.- -The . ex penses
werJ as follows.: i
Marine hospiutl service. 5,981.23
Collecting customs at Albemarle 4,372.20
" I i'amlico.. 4.l.a4
: ' i " Beaufort. . 2,376.79
" 1 " Wilm'gt'n 19,756.46
trdtal.ii . .'.I..L . .... .L .$37,40492
-if ere are the items for the port
1 collector. ..... . .. .........
1 spejbial deputy collector. ....
2 clefks, at $700 per annum.. ,
1 deputy collector. . v. .
1 inspector. ...... .J.
8 inspectors, at $1,067.50....
7lK)meD, at $240...
. . 8,540.00
' ;..:'f frotal $19,756.46
Beaufort received $13.84. To col
lect I this immense sum .it required
onlyi$2,37P.79.; I At Pamlico the ex
penses were nearly, $2,000 above re
ceipt. The same case, no - doubt,
existjS at Albemarle. In Wilmington
the (fxpenses of collection are over 25
per tent, on every dollar received
When these figures are examined is
tberi any cause for surprise when we
learri that the expenses of the Gene
ral Government count 'by. hundreds
of njillions, with an upward ten
dency all the time? What a tremen
doHsabsurdity and fraud it is to pay
a man a salary of $1,156.7" lor coi
lecting the magnificent sum of $13.84.
What, we see in North Carolina pre
vails J doubtless throughout the pub
lic sferviceuseless officials by the
thousand eating up the substance of
the people, and waste and extrava
gance in every 'department. . ,
I am in dead earnest as to ; civil
service reform. I start business with
Tim II owe. Howe do you liko it ?--Arthur
to Editor Curtis, ' ' i, .
-"I ' ' ' "" - , , , , , , M- B"W""tl11 '""M1 i . Ill l I .. J.I.L. Jl IMIIW.W H ""' 'W-Jl.-I". 1.1,1. I. I Ml. . JjjtflSfewL. fca-
A PROPOSITION TO PREVENT TUlB
HUSH OF OFFf CE-SFEKEnS. I
The American Register favors a
TJTODOsition wo bavfi mpt..Trit.r I
A M. , VNvm
and possibly in some bill before the
new Congress. .It. is to check the
present wild ! scramble . for ; office to
some extent: and. to "partially relieve
the President " of the : ereat cares of
office.by. giving the selection of postr
iiiiuiLerB to ne - people. i ni3 wouia
get ridtof more than forty thousand
office-seekers. V' It proposes also J to
extend similar -f provisions tv collec
tors of impost , ' dtfties. collectors "of
internal revenue", : and United States
district indg marshals, and district
aUotueya ;By.th several j oth
thousands 'would be got rid of. The
Register says very properly:
i 'The people from whom imDost duties
and internal .taxes - are collected, should
know more of the 'character and qualifica
tions of the men "chosen for; these places
than anyj President' can know, and being
themselves immediately interested in hav
ing honest, competent, and courteous offi
cers, they; would rarely make a mistake."
The point is ; to find relief for the
President and to cure to some extent
the crying evil of i the daythe insa
tiate greed of office. - Washington is
overrun with seedy and needy seek
ers who worry the - Government offi
cials and the Congressmen almost to
death. The following picture, too
true in' every . particular, drawn by
the Jieatster that is on the spot.
rs the degradation of men and
one of the .most disgusting pictures
of our age and country:
Office seeking has become epidemic.and
men who have occupied the honorable po
siuons Of senators and Kepresentauves m
Congress do not hesitate to seek paltry po
sitions that are almost menial in their cha
racter; and. when these men desire an office
within ' the" gift of the President there is
scarcely any device so disreputable and lo vi
that they will not stop to use it in , further-
ance 01 their ; selfish desires, fi o such an
extent has' the greed for office ; gone that
men who might otherwise pass for gentle
men do not hesitate to organize "influences,'
and come here.backed by State delegations,1
asking for a place in the . Cabinet of the
I It is true that in this country the
office rarely seeks the man, although
in some instances there are exc-ep
tions. lit is certain that. Chief Jus
tice Gray, of Massachusetts, just ap-
pointed to . the United States Su
preme! Court Bench as an Associate
Justice, had no hand in his appoint
ment, i The selection does much ere-;
jdit, if : we are informed correctly, to
the President Judge Gray is not,
only a; very able lawyer, but a very!
scrupulous, dignified and ; self-re-l
specting gentleman, who . has held,
himself through all - the exciting
years of the past'from party politics
or tmblio contests of any kind. The
New York Times saysof him: ; ,
'The appointment contrasts most f avora-j
bly .with any that has been made in recent:
years. It may almost be said that it is the
first in a long period that has been . based;
solely on a recognition of the eminent fit-j
ness of the candidate for the place. : There'
is in it nothing of personal favor, and it is;
absolutely free from the taint of political
considerations. Judge Gray has probably;
no superior as a jurist in the country, ; His!
ability, learning, and experience designated!
him clearly enough as tne- man - ior we:
place, especially as it was 'generally admit-j
ted that the new Justice should come from;
the New .England circuit; but perhaps hisl
most conspicuous; characteristic : is his al
most fastidious regard for the dignity and
independence of the bench. For years he;
has from principle kept entirely aloof from;
all political controversies, in order to main-,
tain an unvarying judicial attitude toward
any question that might come before him;
f or desision." . . . . ;
Now this- is admirable.' In the
better days such examples could be;
found, but in days of political prosti-j
tution,when, the Highest Judicature is
made a Bench - of party . zealots, and
the bandage was long ago removed
from the : eyes of d Justice j. it is re
freshing positively to have such tes-j
timony as to the eminent fitness, in;
every particulaiv of the new Justice.
It Was deplored soon after the sad;
death of the late President, that the ;
lust Of office had been so fruitful of;
evil, and produced such awful results. !
An unprincipled; hungry, insistent
scoimdreWr-a Stalwart of Stalwarts,
had taken the life of the- President;
because he could get no place m
which to plunder; Redetermined to
send Garfield to-his untimely grave
that' a new ruler, should, sit "in his
new iavors. : ; Sure-
ly, if there be any chance, to. heal the
nlarme-SDOt i on our national i charac-
teras a people wholly given. up. tD
r o . , ; i...
office-seekmgi it snouia oe emorwwu.
The proposition, of 4 the ,1 American
Register is worthy.of ;aIiH considera-;
1 tion.: The! people - would be , quite as
apt to select good postmasters' as the.
men: who have- the ear of , tho 'Powers
that be, ,r " J'- -" ' v .
As he gets nearer the gallows , the
assassin- Gniteau waxes more insolent
and finous.: i , .
mcmNGTON; C.; FRI0AYt DECEMBER 30, 1881;
: The distribution of the committees
in the House of Representatives tv
Speaker Keif er is the topic of much
"a:.".::" -a -i. "atv i
discussion and much complaint. Nine
teen chairmanships are given to States
east of the iOhio. river. Then: therfe
are particular selections that are j reh
garded as obtuse. ' Altogether the
work of Mr.r Keif er is S;ery' nnsatis-
factory. Speakinffof ' the seven
chairmanships -given o to -Pennsylva
nia, tho New York tpimesjs&ys : J
-"Three ot them are among- th'inost im
portant in the HouseTheyire-r Ways and
Means, Post Offices and Post-Roads, Man
factures, Coinage, Publiclnas and Builds
mgs, Public Expenditures'-and -Expenditures
on ..Ways ', and Means, .wixhits.enormous
power over all fiscal IegSlonXis practi-
man is Mr William D. Kelley ind among
-its other .members arcMessrs. rErretti Ite
publican, and Randall, Democrat. New.
York has no representative on the commit
tee, though 67 per cent, of ; theiraports of
the country are made directly to ; this port,
and 71 per cent, of the customs -duties are
collected here. The Chairman of the com
mittee, Mr. Kelley, and the leadiagDemo
cratic : member, ex-9peaker Randall, are
pronounced and extreme protectionists, and
both are committed to. the c6nplete aboli
tion of. the internal revenue system." r f
This will be - good news to : such
Southern papers . as are demanding
the wiping out of all, revenues, from
the , internal . system. Can any one
be satisfied that a protectionist : fana
tic like "Pig-Iron'- Kelley; would fa
vor so heartily the abolition of all
internal revenues if he did not have
ulterior, hopes and plans by which the
protective sygtenxot taxation should
be fostered. - Who" belie vestbiat Kel
ley and Randall desire or purpose any
relief of the people from" the burden
of tariff .oppression ?
The Raleigh News- Observer, in an
article on the sale of the Cape- Fear
and Yadkin Valley Railroad, says:
"The road cannot be ; spirited away. It
cannot be wrecked. : The purchasers buy
only the State's stock and get no rights of
any kind until they pay $155,000; after that
u done they cannot, mortgage the road reckr
lessly and sell it out. As we understand it,
the amount of bonds to be issued ; per mile
is limited; the bonds cannot be sold for less
than par; they, are to be';handled by the
Treasurer of the State, who is to see that the
proceeds are applied to the building of the
work. If the contract is carried out by the
purchasers, the road will be built; if they
do not carry it out, then so harm is done. '
The distance from St."-Petersburg
by; wagon to the poigt where the
crew of the Jeannette ' were when
last heard from is 4,000 miles.. Mn
James ' Gordon ;i Bennett, who fitted
out- the i-expedition-s sent 6,000 rou
bles . at once1 : through the . Roths-
childs. The Czar behaved very gen
erously, i The . U. S. Governmenthas
taken every possible means to succor
the crew. '
The following will do to read on
Sunday and on Christmas. It is from
the Philadelphia' Press, a staunch)
Republican paper : ' " .
. "The Mobile Begitter and the Wilming-i
ton,' North; Carolina Stab, show signs ofj
advancement and improvement.' Both of
these papers are among the brightest , writ-j
ten in the South. - Both are bitterly Bourbon
in tone, but except when their political toes
are trodden on they are .fair and able -in
discussion. Their improvement in typo-
graphical appearance should herald a like;
change in every way." - : i
-Dr. James . C. Stilhnan waa mur-j
dered for money- on t his way home!
from Bennington Vermont. On th
suburbs of Chicago three masked ruf
fians entered the residence of Mrs. j
Mather, robbed her; of $90 "and out-
raged .her, her. daughter; and 'Mrs.'
Abbie,. a ; visitor. ;u In every section!
crime is rampant.1 ' i
The following is the distribution of;
the chairmanships among the States::
Pennsylvania ; gets ,7y New ? York 3,
Indiana 3 Maine-1, Maisachnsetts
Calif ornia 2y Nebraska il, Wisconsin!
3, Hlmois 3, Kansas l, .Ohio 5, and;
f ' r ...if. , j
and the other States about one each.!
Gen, Johnston.has sent the follow'-!
ing special: ' - " ' ; - r ' i
f VWASHprGTOH, December 22. ;
TotheJESUtorofthePrem, , !
. I did not authorize despatch : in the ;
World of 20th, nor say that I was beguiled, j
for I know ibv-Barr. - - , j
-: i:-: ; f . ; (Signed) JOS. E. JOHNBTOK. j
The Press pronounces the -World's ;
denial a forgery.' ' ' '
; Gen. Basil Duke,-of Kentucky,had
charcre of the jnecie''ri.-7oWitoh!
is reported i as ohargipg that ex-Pre
sident.:Iavi purloinedirr'HO shows ;
that ':the-' - report-is false out and out.
No ma had a right to believe such-
: an inf amous slander.
- The Philadelphia Press has started
a very" tnalicious ' slander ; against ex
President Davis. s Gen. Jo Johnston
Washes his hands iof the lying docu-.
ment. '- The1 fought to be
ashamed of itself. -tt Jt"
.. To all of our readers we . send,nr
hearty wish' that they may ''enjoy j
happy Christmas, ' :
ForeIg;a Shipments. ; , , ,
.l The following comprise the foreign ship
meats from this port yesterday: f The Dan
ish barquentine Margarette Capt, Hansen,
for St. John's, P. R., by ile'ssrsi-BL Kidder
So Sons, with 136,564 feet of lumber, valued
at $2,166.49; the German barque Ribnitz, ;
Capt." Fretwurst; f or Liver;iobl, by CaptS. ;
P; Collier, agent for Messrs Russell & Pot
ter, .with 976 bales - of' cotton;; weighing
406,683 pounds, and valued at $50285; the
Norwegian barque Pallas,? Capt. Pedersen,
for Liverpool, by Messrs'. Alex. Sprunt &
Son, with 2,230 bales' of cotton weighing
1,046,798 pounds, and valued at $115,400;
the ; Norwegian barque' Erfagon, Captain'
Weber, for Liverpool.' by Messrs.' Williams
& Murchison,- with 1,633 bales of cotton ;
weighing, 760,657, pounds, and valued
at $88,07ffA and' the Germ-a brig
&ntarck; daptaia' 'KlelstrfoT' -Queens-
town for orders, by Messrs. Chess, Carley &'
Co., with 1,276 easks of Bpirits turpentine
and 500 barrels of rosin, valued at $33,500. J
Total value of foreign exports for the day
$289,427.49. ; , ; y.J 4.
A Cutting Affair In Pender Connty
Eli Watson, colored, has been , lodged "in
our county jail on the charge pf having
committed assault and battery with a dead
ly weapon upon another colored man named
Sanders.' It seems that they were at wort
together in a swamp ih Pender county, i ,
few days since, when a difficulty; arose be
tween them which resulted , in Sanders re
ceiving a severe cut in .the abdomen, ano
ther on the breast and still another on tho
head, while Watson was slightly cut oi i
the leg., Justice Grady, of Cape Fear Town,
ship, in this county, , came; across the par
ties soon afterwards in his own f 'bailiwick,"
but subsequently discovered that the
trouble took place' in Pender, where
upon he turned them over to Jus
tice Armstrong of. that county, who
sent Watson on to the Superior Court,
which was in - session- the past week; but
the case was continued, for ' the term" and
the defendant sent here for confinement!
We understand that the wounds of Sanders'
were considered quite serious, v .
r i-- S ;
Pender Superior Court.
; Up to last accounts from Pender Superior
Court, now in session at Burgaw, the fol
lowing cases had been disposed of: -.;
; Sam Rochelle, . Moses Jordan and i Wash.
Pickett, all colored, convicted of larceny,
but not sentenced. hrii -v;- f j ;.
Edward Morgan colored, tried for steal
ing a horse,, was found to be insane, and
I was ordered to be sent to tho Insane Asy
lum at Golds bo ro' at the earliest practica
ble .moment. ; i v. , : ; ij
' At a meeting in; Crooked Gulley School
House, Shall otte v Township, -Brunswick
county, on the 18th inst., at which Mr. -Ja-
besh Frink presided and Mr. H. Long act
ed as secretary, Mr. Benjaniin Wardwas
unanimously' elected Superintendent.of said
school and John MV Long, Clerk, and the
Star ; was requested to publish the pro
ceedings.' -" . "-: 'V;
One of tlie Best. ; . rV'.'s' ' ' !! ' '
' We learn that Gen. Q. A. Gilmore who
was here a few days since in consultation:
with other army officers in connection with
our riveV and harbor improvement, express-!
ed hinlsclf in' very favorable terms of the
capabilities , of our" : harbor, , and said ne
thought it susceptible . of becoming one pf
the best on the coast.
TFII.9IINGTOir AND THE WEST.
Adjonrnmeat of the Railroad Cpmmls-:
Ion Contract-with Xlr. Canedo Con-;
eluded. ' j: . .i"2s;j"".'!"-1
- ; Special Star Telegram. ; :
, , Raleigh,! Dec 22, 1120 A. M. The
Cape Fear , and Yadkin . Valley Railroad
Commission has just, adjourned,; , having
concluded , a contract with Dr. A . H., jCa
nedo.. -representing : the New York and
Southern ; :Railroad Telegraph and Con
struction Company, to connect by rail Wfl
mington rand --Mount-,-Airy .witMn , three
years.;. , - i. , ..: n ...... Jr-sYvi A
"Foreign "SnttanjeitB,. . V .: ' ,
-r -The following fipmprise the foreign ship-j
meats from this port yesterday :;: 'The Npr-
wegian Barque:Cagt. i Johannessen,
for Liverpool, by MerkW'Uttiam81&!Mta,-f
chison, With 1,6691 bales of i cotton,- weigh-;
ing 780,787 pounds; and. valued at $89,791;
and the German Barque Soli Jko Gloria, i
..CapCcMeyer; fpj-: Hamburg, Germany, ty;
.Measra.' Pateradnt J)owjring & Co.; with 3,-!
949bbls.-vrOs.invalu.at $9,081 89. ..Totalj
value' of foreign txpbrtt for the day.uS,-!
873- 39- - . - ' - r;iJ;v i
Journallatle; 31 MTm l&iterjjf-;r
: By the neW artaagement recently 'entered;
into Mr:"W." ATHearhe remains editor ofj
the New' T3&wi Geo, j
:E.tHttarmeriy of iQ'Mtt BTu, and
formerly of this cify, continues as City Edi-i
tor. We wish-alt interested the best sue
,: - ;; .; ) "fiqa SKI
'New 'York Stdck"lffarktDc'Hnel
'": -' SeneralLfsn i&a
' - IByTeleplttothgHaraWgStaV.Ki
New Yobk3 December 24,-. 11. 'Ai M.
The stock market opened rather strong,' be
ing iH per cent., higherhanyesterday's
closing prices, JUohmQhdfc Danville jand
Toledo DelphoB & Burlington leading', the
advancel'InSfie early dealingsh'e general
market declined i to 2per cent Memphis
& Chiaj:lton;l Central .TST ;: Union Pacific,
'Western-Unlojiand Northern Pacific pre
ferred .being' JfoBrtndstM prominento in.; (the
"downward mOenietrtr " vJli'Vv htI
-.White'Mihonetf Virrihla Leffis
lature is aboutrit lifeimiebt amak&ia iclean
i thing-of the duelling business; by repealing
the disability act. fm. nmesir.
afone timlt resident of this dty,
BusInesrManiger a, Mr.' E Z
A Steamer, from, San tee Burned near
Cnarleaton' wltli a Cargo or Cotton
and Naval 'Store IiM on Cars
f 40,000-If arrow Escape T of
senger and Crew. , - ., r "t
Charleston.;; Dec j 23.-:-Tha : .steamer
Gransrer. of the Charleston & fiantee rLine.
took fire thii evenmg, while on her way to
this city, ana was : burned. . to ;: the : .waters
edge, together with 734 bales of cotton, WO
barrels of rosin, barrels of crude turpenr
tine and 90 barrels.apirts:. turpentine f The
fire was discovered . when the , steamer!
which was on her way hither from - Santee,
had reached Castle Piokney, inside the har
bor. The flamea-sDread so raDidlv that the
passengers and crew onIy"Bati themselves
py jumping on board, the vessel with, wnicn
she came in collision.' The passengers con
sisted of six negroes four ;bf whom;' have
reached the citv: two are missiner.r but are
supposed to be on board of one of the " ves
belonged to RaveneV. Holmesi& Co., Of .
this city, and was built here and "hatl been
running n the line about two months. The
vessel is insured, for $15,000. The loss on
cargo Will reach nearly $40,000, for as tar as
can be ascertained this was not i dnsurecLrJ v
THE HENNEPIN" CANAL: '
i " ".ha ii ', -MiiT i. 'j. !
Beport from tne Commlmloners Ap
pointed to Visit New York In tne In
! ; terest of the Scheme. - - : ;
. .-. By Telegraph to the Morning Star. ,
Chicago, Dec. ' 23. J- M. Allan, of
Geneseo, and J: B. Murphy, of Davenport,
representatives, of the Hennepin Canal Com
mission, appointed to, visit .New York in
the interest of the " canal returned to the
city yesterday, . In an interview Maj.1 Allan
said that Judge Murphy and himself had
found air of the 'commercial" ' interests 1 of
New York, like those of Chicago : and the
Northwest, to be in favor of the canal. No
opposition to the scheme : was encountered,
except from.aj few railroad. men, who were
afraid the canal might prove inimical to
'their ;interestsv .. In 'Buffalo; ' New j York
city and Washington, the canal representa;
lives found transportation to be the . para
mount question of interest ihkbusmess cir
cles. The. completion of sthe Hennepin
Canal was deemed on all sides to be neces
sary for the full development of the com
merce of the great Northwestern States
which ' has paid out money enough every
year to build, two such canals. : ;
' TEXAS. T""'-- -!
'j -'A r.v n t 1 :-, i " i . t jb -Si i f " ': i r'," :1 ; -' -A
: Combat Across the Border with
' Smugglers Arrest of a Notorious
.. Bobber and Incendiary ; j ;
L By Telegraph to the Morning Star. I
1 ' PT.XiOTJi8, December 23. A Dallas,Texas, 1
dispatch says : r " A combat between twenty
smugglers and the custom guards, assisted
by cavalry; has-occurred across the bound
ary in Mexico. , Lieut. Meza. commandins!
the cavalry, a corporal and one private were
Kiueu. lae smugglers ; escapeu wiuu con
siderable booty into this State." - 1
. A Texas special states that . Stewart, a
notorious train-Tobber, incendiary and bank.
robber, has been arrested at Houston. ; . It is
said he robbed the Chicago es Alton train
of $10,000.. - Detectives have been looking
iortttewart seven year&j ; lie will be taKen
to Kansas City; where ten indictments stand
ao-flinst him. ;?! itil; : i a hih. U) iivy
; ; - 1 j , . .
A Postofflce Clerk Arrested In Atlanta
for Bobbing the Malls Failures.
- By TeWgraph to the Morning StafJ
I & Atlanta,' Decj 23. Wmi s H. HowardJ
assistant registering . clerk in the postofflce
here, was arrested on a 'warrant sworn ou
by Inspector Fry, -scharging him with rob-;
bing the mails. r He had been suspected for
some time and ' was ' caught "with a decoy
letter; last night.- He was; released oaa
bond of $1,000 and will have a preliminary
trial to-morrow.' ;-." f
, ! :Cohen . & Selig, clothiers,; . assigned Uy
day. Liabilities $45,000; assets $35,000.
VV. BauL tobaccos dealer; - has compro-
nnsed with his creditors at forty cents.
UP'! NEW JERSEY. ,f
The Newark; Defalcation More Forged
Warrants Discovered. .
' ; my xeiegrapn to tne juommg star, i i
::-vr . 4l cirt ! k xt I
ij.tjswuu, Jjecemutr no aiwuier war
rant,., forged by.. Auditor Palmer, was dis-'
covered to-day, for $8,000 Palmer was at-'
tended tby - his physician , all night, but is
better todav. Mavor Feideler has been in
nuest of information ' concerninsr the finan-
cial'disturbance; j; Comptroller Hull has not
been traced yet. The city employes on
the :poiice force and? fire 'departments will
not be paid at the close of -; the . month, be
cause of the vacancy in the Auditor's and;
lTea8urers omce8.J j
Forgeries Of the Assistant . Secretary of
the City Government of Columbus;
Further Development Expected.
CtoLrjMBTJ8; .Deci 23. The State Board
of Public, Works, in their investigation of
the accounts of Assistant' Secretary Frede-
ncK j v iii iMewourKner. vio-uaT, uiscovereu;
. . iir t . : . l A J J' . a
additional forsrenes on the Treasury, to the
amount of $3,600, making thetotalforgeries.
$7,680.1 The Board will order an examina
tion by experts and expect further develop-
Change of jntanagement In tbc Florida
t Central Ballroad. . i
TBy Telegraph to the Morntag Star.J 1 'u'
', . jACKSOirvitiLE. J)ecember 23,-The Len
gle interest in the Florida Central Railway
was to-day sold' to Sir Edward J. Reed, i
itbe English capitalist whoiaslrecentiyjpur-i
ciiaseu twu ijuiluuu acres ui lauu. ui . iiixa
'State, ahdwhb isreported to be negotiating
for a transit railroad .from j; ernandina to
Cedar Keys.' This transfer gives Sir EdJ
warn ' rveea- b -controlling mierest- in tue
r Florida' Central Rail road., of which he.Was
rto-day elected President,
A BlfleJhOotins Tournament
: lantStaJbbtngAnay at Savannah,
r. rBv Telegraph to the Morning Star.! t. ( f j
. " Atlanta. December 24 A tournament
under the auspices of the Gate City Guard, !
jelosed . Jo-day ; aftei; vfive f, days' shooting, j
Quite a number of prizes were contested
for. ' This movement lHaHgurated long range
, shooting in the South Piedmont rifle range, '
and win ne emargea .ior a contest netween
the riflemen of ; Europe ;and America next
Wtober - i;k vi . iriSrf , u ..;i j
Savannah. December 24. J. J. Adams
stabbed L. H. ' 'Demontmblin ibis morning,
inflicting seven wounds, r -He. is painfully,
but not mortally wounded, though his con
dition! is tconsideied seriaue ; i i Both are law
yers. .The; affair grew out of an old quarrel.
THE TEIATj of g uitea tj
Additional Counsel for Befenee-Testlp
mony for Prosecution Continued., j
'1 Py Telegraph to the Homing Star. J
Washingtok, Dec. 23. In the iGuTteaA
trial; to-day, Chas. ; H." Reid , assumed ; the
duties of associate counsel for the defence!
Wm. A. Edward, of Brooklyn, who wai
clerk in Shaw's office,, testified to : overhear-
ing a conversation between his employer
and the prisoner; when the latter, as alleged
by Shaw, , said , he would, some day . kill
"some big man as Booth had done." Witt
:ness was cross-examined; by Col, tteia. - I
Dr, Stevensr. Testimony Continued-
War of W birds Between Counsel, In
Whieh the Prisoner Takes Part;
WASHiNGg'OH. December 24. Dr.- Henrj
Stevens again took the stand in the Guiteau
trial this .tnormng. ,j He slated r that the
faculty of memory was generany the first td
buow impairment m - most n u iorms ot mt
samtyv; Sometimes.- howevrr: and in some
cases the tttemoryinight benmisually active
Mr. Scoville asked Do you agree with
the last witness that ; insanity is always ari
outward manifestation of a diseased brain t
Judge Porter objected to the form of the!
question and quite a war. of words ; ensped
between counsel, , in which Uuiteau , tooa
part. ' ( - - ' --i-r f
Judee Coxinternosed with a few smooth
words,, which conduced to turn away wrath
and the examination proceeded for .some
time without incident. , , . ..-,
After, tne recess Dr. Orpheus Evarts, Sut
perintendent of a private insane asylum at
College Hill, ) O., ..was examined.; He: 'be!
lieved the prisoner sane, but did hot thinlj
he had been feigning insanity: .-.. : I
lhe Court then adiourned the case tall
Tuesday and as the audience arose; Gui
teau shouted, "To-morrow ? being Christ
mas, l wish the . Court and- Jury., and th'
Amencan people a happy Christmas. " ri
happy and I hope every one eke, will be
; 7 ! : -' -jwtc orecTxr
Trial of the: Hernando County Bloters4
j By Telegraph to the Morning Star.
; MeriDiak December 24.-In' the Vance
case, to-day, Chas. Hopgood corroborated
the evidence Of Julius Jackson, (colored) to
the effect that Brown and Vance (negroes)
were w close consultation behind a house 4
short ; time ; before the 'riot-. ' The 'witness
did not i hear what L was -said. 1 He .saw.-fifl
teen pistols among the '.. negroes during the
riot; ' v f ! .--; ' - - ' '
John Daniel (colored) testified v that ; be
saw defendant with Bill Brown, Bill Clark)
and other negroes near where the riot del
curred, and soon afterwards the riot comf
menced. H4 saw Burwell Brown (colored)
and-Alex., Harvey close j together, shooting
at one another Harvey's shots seemed to
have'" no effect ; on Brown.- who ran off j
Witness saw Elias Brown afterwards stop
and fire at Isomebody.; The smoke ! was
dense. ; Elias cried"'out as he turned anq
rarioff, "Iot him." - J '
Isaac Urown, (white) testined he saw Jo
seph Barnet embroiled with a negro and went
witn the oegars boys to prevent his shooting
him. The negro had a; pistol drawn. Bar
nett had been drinking a little and the wit
hess wanted to get him awayj., Barnett;was;
jocose 'i rather than insultlhs- during the
morning. '-! When drinkiaz bwasialwam
j ill gvrvru iiuuiui uu ireifci uciiigcicui, kTT t
ness Kepi wun '? uarneu. ana ; negro aa--vanced
on; Segars,?, who had- his -'pistol
drawn and shot at him, when they clinched
and shot at each . other four or five times
Segars had bis pistol against the negroe's
side, .but the shot had no effect. ..Witness
thought it strange : that the negro was not
killed.- When ttegars and the negro com
menced firing, , a .negro named Frank
Johnson ; j stepped f up to 3 Barnett '' aad
Eutting ; a q pistol . to his f-. breast - shot
im dead t . Witness looked around . and
seeing that'1 all. 'the - whites' had 'been
killed, thought he would get out. of the
way himself. . When leaving, a negro, shot
twice anu me ouutjuj new - oj - mm, out - ne
did not know whether , they, were fired ..at
him or not. j The witness had a pistol at
the. time. M',;m ;:r-mJi-Jp;.:i .ri.;?. ,iv:t i
Chas. Paere (white) saw ; the 'defendant
come to Meridian that morning with about
twenty negroes. J Just before the not he
saw a large crowd of negroes in the street
Forty or fifty of them had pistols ; drawn.'
He saw no pistols among the whites.! WilH
ness could not see the shooting as the house
obstructed the view. : r -
Mr. Brooks, : clerks was sworn and ? testi
fied that on! October 22nd he sold the de
fendant a Smith & Wesson revolver and
charged the same, to his father;, Ed. Vance.'
A few days later he-sold one to John Vance.)
'rencung a motion to allow - tne ' prisoner
bail on account of ill health, the Court was
Raleigh Visitor: This city , has
not been visited with a fire since the 18th of
December, 1880, when the stables belonging
to Mr. W. : J. ' Weir, living . near the - city
cemetery, were destroyed.
f - Charlotte Observer : Night be4
fore last, at the Air-Liine depot, in this city.
Mr. Thos. Rozzell, of Lincoln county, had
his thigh broken just- below the hip joint,
by accidentally stepping off the platform.
f The' Raleigh Recorder ' has ; re-l
porta of .'revivals as follows? "Lexington,!
15 professions. additions; 18 baptisms at
Wake Forest College; Brushy Mountain;
Association,--18 professions,' Elizabeth City,!
45f Toisnot Some, - ;.'We : regret to
announce .tnat uapt.' am .; uoages oi a or-
folk, while hunting: near - Wilson one day;
this week, r-aecidently. "discharged his gun,
wounding one or nis thumbs so baaiy as to
necessitatef tne amputation ui tne nrst joint.
I r Greepio"LiX;iMr. G.
BradshawjV bfCffi&Aweporo Courier t . was
married last.nightwMss ;Ii6u McCiulpch,
bf this city, Rev. J.l Henry. Smith, D. D.,
officiating The 'hpy 'couple took the
train for j Atianta 1 We wish them, much
- T'.V 13tnA fm . t. .w.w4-AW
who was in Goldsboro Wednesday, learned
that the grading on the .Midland extension
nas oeen compieteu i wiuiin ;a mue auu w
half of Smithfield; a large number? of ties
have been' f placed in position -and : all the
1 : j 1 x J x !it - l l J ;
culverts completed" i; SjilArt-j i
eigh Recorder; , Prof. C. D,
Grandv. of Chapel Hill.- writes: . ''Rev-, M.
D. Jeffries has accepted our. call, and will
preach his first .sermon here on the second
Sabbath in January. -RevWl ftM
Kennedy: has.been .jcalled..to the pastorate
pf the new church at.ichiandsu 7 51
.;u,rri Kew Berne Nut SIielkA -Tester-
-davlmorni'n? about naif nast eleven O'clock.
Mr.'John O'Neal, a white man; from Hyde
county. -wa knocked from a ;eorn cracker
anchored off Stimson's inillj in Neuse river,
and drowned' ! Hie unfortunate man leaves
a widow and two childen to mourn his nn-
timelv loss."' He 'was it middle-aged man
nd as far as we know,' was highly Tespect-
ed by those who were acquainted with him.
t fdQori Messenger:- Henry Q.
Wflliams', Esq.f wa tob strong Democrat
be retained - bv Parson Rrownlnw'a
nephew in the assistant superintendency of "
theJIdusa document, room. - On the - crea
tion of Gen. Ransom's seleet committee on
me rotomac nver's front Mr.,WilUams was '
tendered the clerkship thereof.
Charlotte Home-Democrat: it.
will be- seen by -the? decisions of th Su
preme Court of this State, that in the case "
01 me a.., t. & o. Kailroad (Charlotte &
Statesville) against the city of Charlotte, a
new trial, JU s ordered. ixThat ia right, as ' -Judget
Avery did not give the" city a fair .
chance in.;the trial at fall term! h whim
ordered a judgment 1 ftffainst the 'tntv fnr -
about $50,000, .wkhout letting the jury "take
the case or hear all the evidence. . -
r Graham . GledrierzCfn iWednes- -
day last we visited the new tcn niills be
ing built by - our townsman Capt, Jas. N.
Williamson.' il.The factory building is on
the most approved .modern style of archi
tecture fofma'nufacturingpurposes, besides
being very "substantial and handsome in ap
pearattCe'Jltia'iwoi storieswkh-a tower
three stories. 210 feetia.length and50 feet '
wide.'-- It is being1 filled: -with machinery. '
and by the first of March, the proprietor ex-
pects to start 1,000 spindles and .100 looms.
Pittsboro Recordt: On ast Fri
day night sqme negroes gofoh a drunken
spree, is the eastern ? part.. of this scounty -near
the Wakeiule, and pne-of them struck
another oni the head -with a fence rail. -' On
Sundaynight; meipjured negro died in
Wake county, and his head being examined
by Dr." C' N. IirJblnson - the skull" was
found to have been fractured.. We 1 have
not vet heard of .the arrest of the suPDOsed
murderer,; and presume he has escaped- '
Dr. John F. Foard 'writes to
the North Carolina Farmer: "My friend
ana neignoor j. j. uiick, mn., aiscoverea
this year that,, after -cutting, bis Early Am-
br sntraT" nan -thp.rn wa . wrr hnnrliinf
Crop of slickers sprouted from the stumps, .
wuiuu diiauaa wery . neavycrop . ot'-Torage. :
When-fed tQ rnilch- cows it, increased . the ;
flavor Of-the"milk wonderfully, ahd hoes
would leave corntto. eat it ; while green; and -
when dried it. made excellent fodder, Thus
two crops were gathered from one sowing.
;and the latter perhaps the most profitable." .
Concord rStW'i By a runaway
accident last ! Sunday, a-young man -and
ady were thrown from a.buggy and the
young lady was- quite seriously injured,
having an arm broken. : , -The r Hornet's '
Nest Riflemen are making preparations for
a grand military fair,- in Charlotte, to com
mence on the 30th of next February and
continue "one week. '. The prime object is to
raise money to build and equip , an armory
ior tne Hornets, and - tne next object is to
give a real good time to the citizens and to
the military of the State. The Btate Guard
will : co into encamnment. the - Charlotte
company to furnish. tents, etc. 1 , -
Winston Leader : Commission er-
Raum -reports 586,514 gallons of corn whis
keymade in North Carolina during theyear
ending June h, 1881; "148,422 gallons set
down for the fifth, district'. - - ,We learn
f ronl Commissioner Raum's report that the
number .of hogs fed at the distilleries in this
district, foot -up ' 3,528; and their- average
weieht is 179.60'. ' In -the entire 'State- the
number is 6,958. Other cattle nnmber 157
with an ; average weight of 865.00;'
When mad and about" to act 'the' foolstop
: J . . 1 . 1 , . 1
anu count eleven ; 11 very mau count x weive ;
if madder yet than' very, count seventeen.
By this time you will perceive mat you are
a fool, i r -1 I - ' . , ,
- Greenville Express 2 Hurrah for.
Pitt ! ,. At the Tarboro -: Fair she . had a bale
of cotton, raised by ;Dr.oP..;H.:Mayo,bf
Falkland which was worth more thaniany
other out of .the thirty1 bales on exhibition.
The idea of Pitt's beating Edgecombe.. -
.There is a regular organized band of negro
robbers and swindlers in and around Green
ville, who are always on the alert for the
none 01 mem can De laentmea or Known
by ; their, victims. Mr. John Phillips; of
Farmville township, was robbed in , broad
day light one day last week of $30. Just out- '.
side of the town limits beyond the old toll '
hOUSe. . -, :. ' '
. ! Durham" Plant:- Robert G. '
Russell, of . South Lowell, accidently killed
a fine horse! with a rock on : Fiiday last. ;
The horse was worth, and would have sold
any day for $400. ;The horse attempted to
pass him and ne threw a small rock to stop
him. : It struck at a tender point and broke
his skull i A daring robbery was com
mitted at Morrisville on the night of the
13th of December. The front door of J.
M. Pugh's -store -was opened by. crushing ;
the lock , and "the store robbed of $300
worth of goods and $20, of mutilated coin.
Our correspondent writes' that : as (yet no
definite clue to the robbers ; has been ob
' Asheboro Courier: The -build
ing at Atlanta m which our State exhibit
is made, is divided with Alabama, and the
wing in which the Richmond & Danville
Kailway v Company has made a display of
our resources is separate and some distance
from the State's display. This was an un-
iortunate arrangement, if North Carolina
could have had a building entirely to her
self, the display would have been better.
attention ana stuay uur disappointment
was not so-much in the amount of variety
of material, ; but in the airangement. . i
Three deaths at Franldinsvule, in the last :
three months,- and all on the same day of
the month, Mr. n Russell ; died Oct .12th, ;
Mr. Trogden Nov. 12th, arid Mrs. " Arnold
Dec.' 12th. A singular coincidenotv .,Q
W"- Raleigh - News- Observer: The
masquerade ball wHL be given at Henry ;
Hall .on the evening of -the28th.
From a gentleman who has just returned j
from a trip to the westf and :i who; - while t
there, went over both brandies of the W est
French Broad River, at. Deep Water, s just
above Warm Springs. . Three trains loaded
with iron rails went across, this iron being '
that to be laid to Warm Springs. Out . on
the Ducktown . branch the : track is laid as
far' as '. Smathere', or " Turnpike, . and the
grading is completed as far as Pigeon River.
Smathers' is seventeen miles from Ashe-
ville.; i.We are informed that work is pro
gressing rapidly. Senator Tance is a
member of the following Senate committees:
Privileges . and. Elections;. Naval Affairs; -District
of Columbia, and the" one to audit
and control the contingent expenses of the
:Senate.; General Ransom is? a, member of
the Appropriation Committee; and also that
on Commerce, and the Special Committee
relative to draining the Potomac flats. . . -
Wplilnn TTtvma - Snt.laTil Tjtlr
is to have an Opera House. The building
is being erected , by Mr. John-: C Pittman, ,
and the second story will be made into
large hall, with stage green room and seats.
iT-rrr-MrT, Qf JHuntef, of Enfield; died , last
Saturday morning, after a few days sick
ness, in the eighty-fourth' year Of his age. ;
The . oldest, resident of :the town. 3 -r i A
'gentleman living in Scotland Neck, made a
rop Of yellow tobacco, this year,; wMdr is
pronounced by experts to be as good as that
raised in Granville ?- He tried it last year as '
an experiment and-' found, it to be well
adapted, to the soil, and this y ear his expec
tations were realized. ' He recently sMppefl
a small quantity to Henderson. One lot was
anll -.Vi ol-vf-rr wnta a Ti fl tli r4li0T frw rma
dollar and twenty-five cents per pound ..
maybe properv but we do not think so,
for the Governor of North Carolina to write
letters to the press explaining ' his' action.
We! presume he ; acts from , conscientions
motives, and if he does he should not notice
the criticism of everybody, even if they are
unjust The dignity pf nis position should
be such as to keep him out of such squabbles.-;
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