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siTI -IL CONTROL OF TRAFFIC.
Our daily exchanges have njuoh to
gay oE- tbe intei-S late Commerce bill
before Cofigress. Nearly or quite all
oAm are strongly in favor of the
parage of a bill.. If the concensus
of option correctly reflects public
sentiment, then there is no doubt
that tbe people . pre overwhelmingly
in favor of the enactment of a law to
regulate transportation. J The idea
spenis lo be that a bill must be passed
and j'ut to "work, and then it most be
cbaogc to suit the exigencies and to
prevent friction, &c. A recent Ti
ter in tbe Nation makes the same
statement to which we referred in
oar .-.recent article on the bill, lie
B3Y5 that the principles ; of the bill
bef tl the Congress have been tested
andwith unfavorable results "in En
ghml,France, Germany, Belgium and.
Italy." He goes so far as to say that
in tbe countries narrfed "the railways
are infinitely less accommodating,
less efficient, and more exorbitant
and irresponsible than they are here'
in tbe United States. : How true
this is we cannot undertake to say.
Butt we have seen feirnilar .statements
by another 'vtriter., " I
As raiiroadin? in the United States
has al ways been more efficient and
satisfactory than in other countries
it may be that the bill before Con
gress may produce results much more
favorable than the European expert
ments would EtC-m to atborixe. "It
is about certain that a law will pass
Congress, and we must hope that its
. provisions will be wise and just to
all concerned. . We are not satisfied
that CoDgresB has legitimate power1
to act, but some of the . strongest
State Rights exponents favor it.
We have grave doubts if ;it
was ever contemplated tbat the
Federal Government should usurp
the'power of the States and turn it-i
self into a common carrier of traffic,
Itris tiue that it carries and regulates,
and controls tbe , raails, bat this is
probably an usurpation to which we
have become accustomed as we found
itex-.stinsr in our cbildhood and have
never known any other system. j
The tendency ia to" a: strong Go
verDaivct. With the mails, railroads
and telegraphs in control of the Go
vernment, and tho public schools
ncdtr , "National" patronage and
Barrcijiance, and then we will eee a
Government more like Russia than
like a pveat Republic composed! of
iudapefrdynt Sovereignties. The idea
is growing that the Government was
instituted to do every thing for the.
, people that they can best do . for
themselves, which precisely reverses
the convictions and theories and
.plansof tbe illustrious fathers of our
country. ' '
The :de3'is widening that it is tbe
business of the Government to cure
cattle, bestow charities,, create work
for laborers, and so on. The idea is'
more and more personal and, there
fore, Ices and less republican. The
idea is misre and more the idea of the
advocates of Centralization, and less
and less tWidea of a "compact" of
sovereignties into which independent
States entered for certain specific
ends, reserving to "themselves all
rights and privileges not granted in
the-very terms of the compact.
But all this iy the Way. It ! w
. thought by many legislators and bu
siness men that a law similar to that
before Congress is much needed. It
is held that only the Congress can
regulate the traffic between tbe
States, and that this necessity origi
nated in tbe fact that the States can
nly regulate traffic within their bor
ders. 1 bat is to say, that the States
can only deal with business con
tracts that originate . within their
own lines. It is because of this that
bat is known as the "rebate" ays
'em has been worked. This system
secures better rates for long hauls in
BPJe hi State laws, as in Massachu
setts for instance. - ' -
tennessee attempted to remedy
the evil of "rebates." The Philadet
. . .
P"ia American thus . presents the
case: ' . .. -
1 te coDeeonence is that rallrnsrtu'which
run across the State line are able to emanci-
memselves from State control and to
secure a mononolv of lonor hanla within
tbe Btate. as well as beyond its bounds, by
puerine rebates whirh thn Stata lawn fnr-
i!i -r rhe evilof tbi was seen very clearly
10 lennessee a few years! ago. The State
-- - -'.;::. f-' I'll M 1 1 'mi'&sA W A n w r-MrU;;;- rW .1: .- - s. . - .V - J! - ' V i ' t'i r - -T - " - ' : ,' . . -,
A- 1 7 r" f V7 V " - iil 7v - J) - -.;'-i editoroftte Chariot
-:;'ih. I'. v;:.--. " YyV'- , " a. U-w---. j-r-litt - . - - - M. 1 i " ' - journalist. We ate glad lhat Mt. Robinson
charges be exactly proportional to distances.
uu ieiwKi oe orxerea. As a con
sequence the freight to competitive points
witnm the State was monopolized by those
railroads which ran across the State lines,
and tho others were throttled. It was found
impossible even to wait for the repeal of
the law by the Legislature; a railroad com-
junsBioner was elected on the pledae that
he would ignore and nullify the law. t. The
business of granting rebates is a very seri
ous evil to the business of the country. It
was imported into this country from Eng
land, where it prevailed especially-in the
hardware trade. In its application to rail
road business it operates to crush out the
small operators and increase the wealth and
power pi ine great It is substantially a
bargain' to give . wholesale terms! to firms
wmch give thecompay a great amount of
business, whila those which are operating
in a smaller way have to pay much higher
iu Buuie cases twice as much. "
J-j-:':'f-w'Ajt ob peace.
!,. We oonfess .'to inability to under
stand the European war news. Some
days the news is exactly contradic
tory as sent out by correspondents,
as was the ease two days ago. Why
thore j should be war is ; beyond us.
France j would like" to have Alsace
and Lorraine, but it will hardly try,
now to wrest them from Germany.
After Yon Moltke and Bismarck are
gone the attempt may be made.
Austria is not willing to fight over
the Balkan trouble's without an ally.
Germany has do idea off fighting
Russia. England has trouble enough
at home. So why should there be
And yet the news looks war
Kussia is reported to be moving
secretly, and has great armies ready
for the "tug of war." The Czar is
said to bo drinking bo heavily he jis
attacsea by diliriura tremens,
; .i . .
: France is preparing for war and
Germany is believed to be
at which it intends to strike. That
is one report. But' anotierj report
from Paris is that all is l erene and
the war cloud has disappeared and
gay ety once uiore prevailsj. All these
rumors and movements disturb 'the
nations and threaten "the
all end is
Europe." Where It will
bevond us. England,
Italy, Austria have to
armies to be ready for anv move
to be ready for
ments of Russia and France.- We
uspeot that these two countries will
Je allies in the event of.
question of peace remains very much
in the power of Russia, as we do not
think that France will move alone.
A HAPBK If BW TEAR
iThe Stab wishes all of its readers
thjB very best tfiatnLbtf y?ar oan
alford. L.et all take heart and .go to
work in earnest with good
success, with mtel.igent.
and necessary economy
bej able to get along tair
all ought to
y well. '
hfou hnve made many mistakes
during the year. --Who of us can say
truly otherwise? Let us
Let an era
to avoid them in 1887.
of good feeling begin
envyings, jealousies, heart-burnings,
disappear, and the
soul of men
will be happier ana
life will be
better. Begin afresh.
Make a new
new resolutions and keep
may a benignant and!
Ipropitions Providence smile upon one
Some poet has sung
With cold of joys and with iron of sor
Freighted and filled shall the New Yea:
Through storm and sunshine to newt
And uoKnown havens o er Time's fierci
The bells for the dead
Year are knell
But we drown tbem all in our lust
cheer, - .
And the rails in the winds
of our hope arl
Happy New Year!
fob ten teaks.
So far as we know the Stab is tb
only paper in -North
has regularly, daily,
State news. There is
not a week
that seven columns or
news have not been g
more of State
eaned. By a
fair calculation, the SjrAB has pub
ijished within the year ; ust ended full
350 columns of State news, brevier
lype. This would prii t nearly three
volumes of the Thistle Edition of
Scott's novels. Mincj you, this is
but. nnfl feature of the STAS. but a
most important one. k. leading busi
ness man in New York subscribes to
the Stab just to get its State newa.
He says he reads it at home at night
When too busy to read it at his office.
He is a Northern man at that. In
the last ten years the Stab his
printed more than 25 volumes Of
North Carolina news of the tyrje
and size of the "Thistle Edition." In
that time it has published more than
35 volumes of editorial, beside
locals.' The Stab pt-ints annually
Lot tor that would fill Isome seventeen
uiwvvvi , w - i
pr eighteen volumes c f the Thistle
kdition of Scott's novole, and all for
$7-00.' '. :-;;'';.; .' I '
I Wa tniln this statement that fair-.
minded readers may see how much
matter they get for their money,
Some complain beoause they do not
get more, but they want the earth j?
The Stab gives all the reading mat
ter that its patronage stflowe. With
AnnhlA the advertising - and double
he subscription;; the . Stab - could
Afford to print ten at fifteen mor
volumes of the size of the edition re
ferred So-without raisirig the price of
subscription. T .
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- I mORTALITT FOB 1886
: Another year has passed since we
gave the necrology for North Carolina
i X885. During the year just closed
but; few eminent citizens: have died,"
butj the usual number of useful and
prominent ? men in . localities : have
gone to their reward
Wo are able
a part. The
of bourse to recall but
local papers can supply the deficien
cies in enumeration in. their respec
tive fjelds. The list is surely long
enough to awaken thought and re
mind ns that we too are -mortal and
are) hastening to that "bourne whence
no traveller returns.- j We inentionT
Dr. C. C. Peaoookj Eugene A. Maffitt,
CapC George C. JSochan, Maj. E. W,
Ilerndon, Rev. Evan'der-McNair, D.
Dl, Jadge WUliam J.) Clarke, Prof.
De Berniere Hooper, A. W. Da v en-
Robert C. Patton, A. B.
W. H. Sugg, Eli Moffitt,
Dr. James Dusenberry, Maj. W. H.
Brown, R. W. Pulliam, Dr. Wm.
Iunter,Dr.Jos. A. Drake,J.W. MoEl-
roy, Judge R. H. Cannon,"Maj. W.H.
Bagley, W. L. Reed, Dr. J. A. Jack
son, Daniel G. Carter, Dr. J. B. Stal
ling Rev. P. T. Penick, P. H. Rid
diok, Phillemon Holland, Jr., Mrs.
Mary Bayard Clarke, Dr. R. R.
Robeson, Dr. J. C. Carson, Dr. Wil
ham Underwood, Rev. Frank Sand
ford, Dr. John Yancey, James, R.
Thigpen, Col. Samuel L. Fremont,
Rev. W. H. Watkins, Dr. Milton
elby, Dr. J. M. Richardson, Rev.
'. A. Nicholson, Dr. Albert Myers,
ohn C. Nixon, James VM. ' Clement,
at rick H. Winston, Jr., Capt. Eu
gene B. Wiggins,"' Dr. , P. P. Peace,
ev. J. C. Garlick, Rev. N. A. Pure-
by, Nicholas Williams, Bacchus J.
mitb, Rev J." J. Beaseley, Col.
Henry B. Short, Frank H. Darby,
David A. Jenkins, Dr.; W. A. Holt
Dr. R. F. Hackett, H. B. Eilers,
Capt. W.' A. Cumming, Nathan A.
Stedman, Jr., Jesse J. ' Baker, Rev.
Walter W. Pharr, D. D., Rev. J. C.
Alexander, George E. Bostian, Rev.
J. B. Anthonyj Dr. Wi H.. Barker,
Marshall Alexander, Frank Thomp
son, Jesse HJ Lindsay, Capt Jas.
W. Strange, and George G. Lynch.
llEiTH OF GEN. X.OB1NG
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In the death of. General William
W. Loring, the country loses a high
ly meritorious officer. He was born
in North Carolina, and was taken to
Florida when very young. He fought
the Indians when but fourteen. He '
was in the Florida Legislature when
quite a young man. He served with
gallantry in the Mexican' war as cap
tain in a regiment of mounted cav
alry. The New York Herald says:
"He participated with' his command,
under General Scott, in all the battles from
Vera Cruz to the City of j Mexico, during
which time he was promoted to Major,
and at the close of the conflict was brevet
ted Lieutenant Colonel and Colonel. He
lost his left arm while leading hia regi
ment into the Belen Gate of Mexico. Du
nne 1849. on the outbreak of the gold fe
ver in California, Colonel j Loring was or
dered to cross the continent with bis regi
ment and take command of the Department
of Oregon, which position he held until
1851. His march at that time, a distance
of 2.500 miles, with a train of 800 mule
teams, was considered the 'greatest military
feat on record, in 1851 he was placed tn
command of the Rio Grande frontier, which
he held for five years, jen joying during
that time several engagements with the In
dians, which resulted in his obtaining the
full commission of Colonel in December,
1856. ..- ',!!
"In 1858 Colonel Loring marched bis
regiment to Utah Territory and took part,
under the command of Brevet Brigadier
General A. S. Johnston, in what was
known as the 'Mormon War.' and this
ended his active service under the flag of
his country." : I
He bore a most honorable part in
the war between the States. He rose
to the rank of Major General in the
Confederate! army and saw much
service. HeL went to ISgyptf and was
engaged in two battles. He rose to
the rank of Fereek Pasha in the
Egyptian service and was decorated
with two orders. The' Herald says:
- ; . - - -"He
returned to bis native country in
1879. and for a time resided in Florida. He
came to this city in 1880 and settled down
to write his book, 'Confederate soldier m
Egypt,' which was published about two
years ago. General Loring was a brave
soldier and a genial companion.
"Dince the completion 01 tms dqok,
'The Confederate Soldier In Egypt;' he had
been engaged in the preparation of a sketch
of his own life, to which he devoted much
of his leisure time. It ia not known how
much of this work he had completed.''
He died in New. York City on the
30th of December of pneumonia.
His death ' was unexpected. Col.
Chaille-Long, who served with him
in Egypt, was by his bedside. Flori
da was his home. He was 69 years
old.;,, v, r.: - "
"The Wilmington Mobuthq Stab doesn't
sing together with most of its other
esteemed Tar-heel contemporaries on the
abolition of tbe internal revenue, as it
ought to do. Bichmmd Whig.
Tbe Stab thinks for itself. It dis
cusses economic questions after ma
tore consideration. ' It has for many
years opposed free drinks and free
"chaws" and free . smokes. There
are between twenty and thirty of its
State contemporaries! who. take a sim
ilar view; According, to the Whiff
numbers ' indicate wisdom just aa
might makes right. '. 1 :
... Gen. Logan makes the thirteenth
member of the present Congress who
have died. ;
Correction. ' . .'.r
' The largest cargo of cotton shipped from
this port, it seems, - was by the British
steamer Cam Marth, which cleared Octo
ber 23d. 1888, with 5.2S0 bales, weighing
3.493.749 . nbunda. Messrs. Williams &
Murohison were he shippers. .
Tb SlHlag noNtrcr.
. Advices from Kaleifia report an intense,
feeling of disappointment at 'the .failure to
capture Walter Bingham,and 04 Thursday
a denaSWd was made f or an iacreaas of the
reward from $400 to $1,000. ;,Jt was hoped
that the differencs between those sums
would be put. upi by public-spirited citi
zens, as the present reward ia. the largest
the 8tate can offer. : The failure of the de
tectiyes tb arrest Bingbam is considered
most singular and not at all creditable.-
. His whereabouts are , yet an . absolute,
impenetrable mystery. .There are surmises
by tbe score..- It is the belief and nope of
many persons that he baa committed sui
cide. Some actually think that he has had
the temerity to return to! North Carolina,
and is in hiding somewhere
. A gentleman of Raleigh, who was recent
ly at the' place where Bingham : murdered
Misa Turlington, made a strange discovery.
It was of hair, evidently from her head, on
(he bark of a pine tree, only a few feet from
the spot whe;B her Wood was found upon
tho ground. The hair j was found caught
in - the bark of the tree in considerable
quantity at a point : some four and a half
or five feet from the ground. This discov
ery has given rise to a belief that Bingham
choked tbe poor girl before he shot her.and
that in choking . her ha' pressed; her head
and neck against the-tree. K
A correspondent of the Richmond Lit
patch, writing from Raleigh, . December
80tB, say: ' - ;" , " . . j ' ' - : ...
To-day Mr. W. J. Younr, superintend
ent of the Institution I for tbe Deaf , and
Dumb and the Blind, received a letter frem
Mr. Edward McK. Goodwin" of Coun
cil Bluffs.. The letter , says: "It is unfortu
nate for me that my name should have ever
been menuonea in the slightest connection
with this terrible tragedy. Bingham never
had any provocation whatever nor any
grounds for jealousy of me,- as you well
Know perhaps better ttan any otner man
in North Carolina now as I was with yon
ia the institute last Year and went with yon
and JH188 Turlington to the Dear Mute la
structors' Convention at Berkeley, Califor
nia, la&t summer. I have had no news of
Bingham since the report . of hia being at
Ht. ltouis two dajB after be was at xiew
York. If he ever gets here I will not vouch
for his going away alive. 1 shall not suffer
at bis hands if I can help it, and I think I
can. I . I .
It is not. known to over hilf a dozen peo-
ble that Btosham and Goodwin have never
seen eaph other. Biogbam bad left the in
stitution long before Good win became a
professor there, and in his infrequent
visits he never happened to meet Good'
win, who was only at the institution & year.
Strike of Uallread Firemen.
Colored firemen and wood-pagsera em
ployed by tbe Atlantic Coast Line roads
inaugurated a strike Friday-night, because
of the Company's refusal of their dcodasds
for an increase of wages. The strike was
general, extending from Richmond, Va ,
to Charleston, 8. CL It occasioned but
little delay in the arrival or departure of
passenger and mail trains at any point, the
places of the strikers being at once filled by
train-men acd other employes. At the
depot in ihis city there was a slight disturb'
ance when new men boarded the north'
bound pawesger traia -on the Wilmington
& Weldon road at 8 50 p m The fireman'
on this tram was 'shot at by one of the stri'
kcrs aa tbe locomotive passed Fourth street
bridge, the ball passing through tbe collar
of the man 'a coat but without, doing him
any injury. Chief of Police Brock, with a
detail of men from the City Hall, went to
the Front street depot, in answer to a sum
mons. but matters had quieted down and
no arrests were made. The strikers in this
city do not number more than twentyflve
or miriy. rney oeiong 10 an organization
knewn as the Firemen's Union, and seem
to be confident that tbe railroad company
will give them the advance asked for. Rail
road officials, however, say that'they have
no intention of doing so. The striking fire.
men say that they were receiving ninety
cents a day. They asked an increase of
wages to $1 25 per day.
Tbe National Parade at Washington,
Col. Wm. C. Jones and other officers in
this city of the N. C. S. G. , have received
descriptive circulars of the national drill
and encampment to be held at Washington
on May 23rd. The citizens of Washing.
ton haying subscribed a guarantee fund of
$50,000, with which . to get up a national
drill and encampment in- that city, have
organized a. committee of representative
citizens, of which the Hon. - Samuel E.
Wheatley. Commissioner of the District of
Columbia, is Chairman. This committee,
having completed its organization, is now
arranging for a national drill and encamp
ment, to begin on May 23rd and continue
until Decoration Day, ' May 80. Entries
will be opened to regularly organized vol
unteer militia of the United States, for
competition as regiments, battalions or
companies In infantry, artillery, cavalry
and zouave tactics; and regularly .organ
ized corps of cadets from military schools
or universities. The prizes offered aggre
gate 26'i22l--a-- - ''"
Cotton movement. '" .f : j:S
The otal receipts of cotton at vthis port
for the first four months of the crop year'
(ended yesterday) are 114,787 bales, against
78.953 bales for the corresponding period in
1885 showing an "increase of 85,834 bales,
or nearly 50 per cent.
The receipts for the month of December,
1886, are 25,604- bales, against 15,472 the
same month in 1885 an increase of 10,132
bales, j " .. i '.
The total exports for tbe four months
ended with December are 100,683 bales,
against 67,937 the same months in 1885.
-' The stock at this port,' ashore and afloat,
is 14,273 bales. f V.'
I m m m
Tne: Larseat Cargo of Cotton.
: , The British steamship Jettmore, Captain
Amlot,: which cleared for Liverpool yester
day, has tbe distinction Of taking out the
largest oargo of cotton ever shipped from
this port,, and the Wilmington stevedores
have the credit ofj stowing on board the
vessel six hundred bales more than she car
ried out as careo from Charleston. B. C
on her last trip from that port to Liverpool
in November. , The Jmrnon arrived at
WUmington on the 18th of December, mak
ing the run from Liverpool in eighteen
day a j'.' ' .- :
Messrs. Jas. Sprunt & Son cleared the.
British Steamer Jutmore yesterday, for Liv
erpool, Eng., with a cargo of 6,202 bales of
cotton, weighing 3,408,526 , pounds and
valued at $218,500.! Also, the Norwegian
barque Th Thoreten, for Dunkirk. France,
with 1.600 bales of cotton, weighing 736.
950 ouanda and valned at 1 68. 200.
Messrs. S. P. Shotter & Co.- cleared the
Norwesian. barons Cireattian. for Hulh-
Eng, with 4,850 barrels of rosin; weighing
1,904,470 pounds and valued at zs.ooave..
Tne BXnrdcrer Btegam
No tidings of Walter Lv Bingham have
beeh received yet. ' A' Raleigh correspond
ent says that every hour one hears thequesr
tion.; "Win Bingham ptead insanity if he
ia captured and -tried for the ntHrder bf
Miss Turlicgioo? " It- goes' to ptove how
much the public mind Is set against what f
known as the 'insanity5 dodger, "-.The fbl-
will be read with interest Uev.; C. T. Bai"
ley; one of the best known edltori ' In (be '
State and a leading member of the Baptist
Church; a tew . days since wrote Dr. Eu
gene Griasobi, Superintendent of the North'
Carolina Infeiiss A sy In ro; ihe following let-'
'l see in th ifecuUr press. the mainfesta
tioa of a disposition on the part ofcertain
persona of influence to manufacture a pub
lic sentiment ia favor rof Biagbam, the
.murderer hf Miss Turlington, on a plea of
insanity; This is to-be: regretted, both for
the caustt't ot justice and on account of
the recent; expsrieDce the Stale faai had
4n the eraA of a number t the vilest
criminals wi Aever disgraced the State. The
people of Iffmii Carolina are tired of thi,.
and are waJbhlng with special jnierest the
steps takenfby their -efflcers in the present
case. Unless our courts are more prompt
and certain in the punishment of. criminals
the people, now to some extent having lost
confidence in the execution of the laws,
will take matters of this sort into their own
hands, . nor can I (as one who holds dear
the best interests of his fellow-men) blame
them. I trust that ysu.our highest author,
ity on questions of insanity, will not in any
way lend your innuence to such a plea on
tbe part of Blogham.". ... . i j - :
Dr. Grissom, in hla reply to this latter,
say 8: -.. ; v . .. . j ,...';.
"I fully appreciate and sympathize with
your general views about crime and the
evasion of its penalties by all aorta of sub
terfuges. While 1 think we should throw
the mantle of eharity and protection around
those whose reason is realiy dethroned, we
should guard against that false sympathy
which embraces the criminal and forgets
the victim. The hearts of the virtuous are
every day wrung at the exhibition in our
midst of that sad but sixqul philosophy
which seems to have been transferred from
the stage to real life ."
Tne c. P., 4c If. V. Extension. .
A party of gentiemen left Wilmington
yesterday by private conveyance, to go
over the line of tbe proposed extension of
the Cape fear & Yadkin Valley Railroad
from Fayetteville, to' this city. The party
consisted of Col. Roger Atkinson, chief
engineer of tbe road, Mr. J. H. Currie, and
Col. A. M Waddell. They were accom
panied bjp Mr. R. MacRac, civil engineer,
who cmducted the survey made some
months "ago to ascertain the most practica
ble rout on the csbt nc"c of ihjs Capo
Fear rier. . ' ' ... . .. .
It is understood that by the terms o! the
agreement made betwefea the railroad com
pany and the representatives of the city.
that work on the extension , wnl begin at
Wilmington, and that ' the first 'payment
will be made wbtn ' the first" five miies are
finished; and subscquenl'paymenls made1 aa
the work progrestss.
If the agreement is approved by the
Board of Aldermen and the Board, of Audit
the city, ih question
no eubacriptioD will be
suumitted to the
quallfled "voters , of tbe
city at the election in March next.
Beeocnltlon or Gallant Services.
Capt Robertson, master of. the British
steamship EUsUno. now in this port, was
presented with a gold watch and chain on
the arrival of his vessel in Liverpool from
his voyage from Wilmington in October
last. Tho testimonial had been awarded
to him by the United States government for
having rescued the crew of the American
schooner Martha Brotesr. An account of
the presentation is published in the Liver
pool Journal of Commerce, A number of
prominent gentlemen of thit city were
present.' The chairman of the meeting
(Alderman Shallcross) in making tbe
presentation, said the services rendered in-j
volved considerable risk on the part of the
crew of the British steamship, and Captj
Robertson was to be greatly commended!
upon the humanity whicfi he had displayed.'
The American government always behaved
handsomely in matters'of this kind, and he
was glad to see that the reward in this case
had fallen upon one who so richly deserved
t Capt' Robertson briefly acknowledged
the presentation, and said he bad always
I considered U his duty to . offer any assist
ance in bis power to vessels ia distress.
The watch bears the following inscrip
tion: "From tha President of tbe United
States of America to Captain j Thomas
Robertson, of tbe British steamer KMova,
for his gallant conduct in rendering aid to
the distressed American schooner Martha
Brower." - -"' -' n m ' " I '
Naval Storea Bfovemenu ..' . ' . j :
The comparative statement of the move-
meat of naval stores at this port from the
beginning of the crop year, April 1st, 1888,
to January 1st, 1887, shows an increase in
receipts of Spirits turpentine and rosin, and
a decreaso in tar and crude turpentine, as
compared with receipts, during the same
period-in 1885. -The total number of casks
Of spirits turpentine received up to date
this year is 55.484 casks; last year, 53,708
casks. Rosin, 234.433 barrels; last year,
210,010. Jl'ar, 45.669 , barrels; last year.
49,592. Crude - turpentine 19,523 barrels;
last year. 27,922. : . - :'; - j-.'
The stock of rosinf at this port," ashore
and afloat, is 98,617 barrels; at the, same
time last year, 117,017. The stock of spl-
rito turpentine, ashbrend afloat, ,182,857
casks; last ' year at the same time, 3,047
casks . -'' -. - -v" - - ; , , -.. : . ,;! -
The arrival - of two British steamshipa-i-r
theifeftwttfeaad BeeehtiUenllbia- a few
hours of each other yesterday is' worthy of
note as , evidencing the rapidly increasing
commerce-oft Wilmington. - ..Fifteen or
morelre steamers have-i already fsaile'd
this season for foreign porU, all freighted
with full cargoes "of cotton, and there are
now four more in port During the whole
of the last cotton crop year hot more than
six or eight of these "ocean tramps? visited
Wilmington . : There is out one .expression
of opinion from the masters, of . these ves
sels toe naroor is easier ot access as com
pared with other harbors oa the coast, their
vessels are loaded with dispatch, and gene
rally they take out larger cargoes of cotton
than they have carried from any' other
There is a growing belief ia Raleigh that
Walter Bingham; Miss Turlington's mur
derer, has committed suicide. , Few, per
sons think he has gone to Canada. One of
his relatives says he has probably crossed
the oceans .The authorities ia ' Raleigh are
greatly puzsled at tha continuous failure to
hear-a word from a man so easily identt
TaaAdaaaa Bxpreoa Car Uobbtrs ail
C tneGaait rantnrfd Train Wreek4
ro Confession of One of the Gang. '
St. Lotrrs Tw. SO Robert' Pinkerton
eajs ail tbe accomplicea ia the ' robbery
have been captured lh flvu men under
arrest and messenger . Upon t-eing asked"
if Frotberiogham w'i$'uiUv,.hd-' repeated,
"I am not ready to e. . I prepared the
evidence for the; grand jury, and be waa
indicted; Draw jour; own conclusions "
There arc a large number of accessories af
ter tbe fact, be- said, ccatteri-d c-ver the
country, and be wou'd uee his judgment in
making further arrvsts. " Pinkertoa's men
were wonting ih city all ctghJ,-; but the
frntra of their Ubora sro not made 'known.;
Witrock and Cook were kept jn the Adams
Express office all day.r hnd were removed
to some place of concealment at dusk; .
LsAVBswoniH. Ks. Dtc iSO. Mrs.'
Witrock. mother of ' Jim Cumming." waa
seen ut her rc'deoceiaisn nigUt, 8he waa,
very unwilliuztosay ant thing about thn
arrcstnf her son. . bnl was : anxious that
tbe ;publie --shoald.,; Jkoow . the : rail
cause of rtbe robhtrV She - aid; tbat
she had wondered from the fireti what
prompted the robbery, acd tbe first ques
t(3a, she asked her sun. after he had beed
brought7 to huV'Jboae byktecUvea waa..,
VWby did you take the money t". She says
be answered that he , was greatly worried
because the time was growing so short
when a mortgage on ' her, home to secure
$1,700 that she had boirowed and loaned
to bim would become due. and be was not
making money enough out of his business
to pay her. So. instead of bilowiog tho
homestead to go .to sale, he made up bis
mind to make a desperate effort to save it,
and finally decided upon tbe plan of rob
bing tbe express car. , -.'f
Oscar Cook made a confession ytsterday
in which he stated that Frothericgham
knew all about the plan to rob bis car. and
waa a willing victim to the attack of tho
robber. ' It is said that he was premised
$10,000 of th9 amou&t stolen, aa bis share,
of tbs booty, and tbat a im was part of the
money which Fred; Witrock sent to bia
mother for safekeeping. ;
St. Louis, December 30. A special from
Kansas City states that it was tbe intention
of the conspirators to rob the car on Tho
night of October 22J, and that the first
"Jim Cummings" letter was written before
that time and dated on tbat day. On that
night, " however, there wa not enough
money in the car to pay tha robbers tor
their trouble, and their plan was not finally
carried out until the 25th. Should this
statements be borne ut by the facta in the
case Frotheringbsm will doubtless ac
company bia - fellow-conspirators ta tbe
penitentiary . .( ; I :
-Kansas City, December 30 --In Haoail
ton'a trial at Wyando'te, tbta m nni-jis. for
tiain wrecking. William Ve&seu. one of tho
accused, made a clean breast of it swear
' ing to the circumstances of tbe wrecking ..f
the traia as they have been published here
tofo e in newspapers, . lie testified tbat
Lloyd "pulled tbe epikea, aided by- New
port, wbiie Hamilton. Vtsvrn and others
stood guard., Hamilton f-tands charged
with murder.. two lives having been lo:t in
tho wreck these men caused during the:
great Southwestern strike. J f
St Lours, January 1. Robert Pinker
ton and Superintendent v Damsel, i of the
Adams Express Company, arrived hero to
day from Kansas City, with Fred Witrock
and Officer Robertson, of Pinkerton'S
Agency, brought Weaver from Chicago.
Both were takes to tbe Four uourts and
handed over to the city jailor. Witrock
said that he and . Hsight . bad planned the
robbery and all the stones about Mrs.
tlaight having done tne neaawoik was
mere talk and nothing more.- Frolhingham
had known nothing about the contemplated
robbery, and had euspected nothing wrong
after he X Witrock) bad entered thenar.until
he was thrown down and disarmed, r rink
erton talked freely to- a reporter about the
Case, and sid: "We have nearly-completed
the work now and have turned up a larger
part of tbe money : about 150.000. We
have not added up all of our fuads, but
those nsures are pretty ueariy cur cct
There are still seven or eight thousand dol
lars out, and we expect to recover a greater
part of it. 80 you eee the Express Co. are
not aucu very neavy losers atttt all. The
major portion of the money was found
under Oscar Cook's bouse. He was en ac
cessory after tbe fact, and if convicted ran
be made to serve a good term m prison.
Mrs. Habbt knew Bothing of the robbery
until after it waa done, and she has not been
arrested. Witrock and Haight did the
planning. Weaver weakened at the last
moment - He waa to ride on tho- front
platform of tbe express car and was to. give
warning of any approacbinz danger; but
he backed out Witrock, however, bad to
put up $3,000 to induce him to keep his
moutn snnt. ah or mat money nas oeen
recovered except i a few dollars which he
spent. t ;
OCR DAIXT BREAD.
Heavy and sour bread or biscuit have a
vast influence through tbe digestive organs
upon the measure of health we enjoy. How
important to our present happiness and fa
ture usefulness the blessing of good health
and a sound constitution are, we can only
realize when wo have lost them, and when
it is too late to lepair tho damage. And
yet notwithstanding these facts, thousands
of persons daily jeopardize not only their
health, but their lives, and the healths acd
lives of others, by using articles in tbe pre
paration of their food the purity and health
fulness of which they know nothing. Per-
baps'a few cents may have been saved, or
it may have been more convenient to ob
tain the articles used, and the housekeeper
takes the responsibility and possibly wul
never know tbe mischief .mat has been
wroueht. Paterfamilias mar have spells
of headache, Johnny may have lost his ap
petite, susie may look pale; it so, tne true
cause is rarely suspected, ine weatner.
the lack of out-door air, or some other
cause, is given, and the unwholesome, poi
sonous system of adulterated food goes on,
Next to the flour, which should be made or
good, sound wheat and not ground too
fine, tbe yeast - or. baking powder, which
furnishes the rising properties, is of the
greatest importance, aud of the two we
prefer baking powder, and always i usa the
Koyal. as we tnereby retain me original
Drorjerties of the wheat, no fermentation
taking place. The action of the Royal
Baking Powder upon me dougn is simpiy
to swe:l : it and form little cells through
every Dart. The e cells are filled with car
bonic acid gas, which passes off during the
Drocess of bakinc. t r
- The Royal is made from pure grape acid;
and it is the action of this acid upon nign-
lv carbonized bicarbonate of soda mat gen-
-erates tne eas auuneu 10: ana tnese inirre-
dients are so cure and so perfectly nueo.
tested acd adapted to each other, that the
action is mild and permanent and is con
tinued durine the whole time of baking.
and no-residue of poisonous ingredients re
mains to undermine the neaiw. no neavy
biscuits, no sour bread.: but if directions
are followed, every article . prepared with
tbe Royal Baking Powder will be found
sweet and wholesome. " '"f
Tne Vacant Senatorshlp Gov. Ogleaoy
- Bat candidate, -f-
I By Telecraph to the Morning Star.l "
, Washihotoic, Jan. 1. The Star this
eveninz savs: "Last nieht Gov. Oelesby of
Ills., who came hereto attend the funeral
of the late Senator Logan, In conversation
with several leading citizens of that Bute,
declared most positively and unequivocally
that he would not be a candidate for the
seat In the fienato made vacant by Gen.
Logan's death. , He reiterated his formerly
expressed intention of retiring to private
Ufa at tha end of his term as Governor.
This declaration on the part of the Gov
ernor is regarded bv Illinois Republicans
hero as being final and conclusive so far as
he is concerned. Representative cannon
leaves for Illinois to-night to look after his
chances tot the Senatorshlp. Representa
tive Payaon will remain la Washington, as
there are matters pending in Congress
which he says he must attend to. His In
terests will be eared for by his friends.
Tna ateamer ttradfan Jsnason Barn
a HHr mobile Several Lives Lost.
Mobile. December 80.--Newa was re-.
ceived faete lite. Ust night of the buriung of
the steamer, Bradifch 1 Johnson, used as a
boarding house, at Jackson, i on tha Biebee
river, eleven miles above Mobile, on Wed
nesday night. There f is no telegraph line
to that point The Johnson was lying with
her nose , in the bank, and a gang-plank
out. A. Cyrell. one of the bosses, gave the
following description of tbe fire: - ; .
'! bad lust cone to t ed when I heard tho
cry of fire. I got into my pants somehow
and eeizfd my other effects and tusbed out
into the cabin. - There had been a party of
men Out mere plavine cards, and ihev'eaw
smoke rising.. When I came into the cabin
the nre seemed to be in a stateroom aft of
the pantry on the port Bide, and the moo
who bad been playing card were standing
there at the door, looking in at the Ike.
They seemed dazed and did not know what
to do. 'There they stood, staring at it . I
shouted, 'For God's sake,: what are you
atadding there fori i Wake up,, and let us
get out 01 here, There was an old Alaba
mian in the room next" to miner-S was
asleep when I went to bed. I hammered
and pounded away with all my might, but
I don't know . wbethtr I got him awake or
not. Smoke was already , filling the cabin
and men were running around like mad. I
hardly know what happened. I ran for
ward through me cabin and my month and
eyes got so full of smoke that I did not
know where 1 waa going, or bow. Negroes
were mostly lodged on the lower deck, and
they all came running forward about the
same time we got there. The vessel was a
solid mass of flames in a moment. When
I reach the back I turned around and saw
the pilot house- and the texas fall in. with
some of the negroes.. . The others fled up
the bank in a mob and rushed to the woods,
where they huddled like sheep, and could
not be persuaded to come down to the boat.
They knew that some of their number were
lost in the burning boat, and they were
seemingly superstitious about it. . Tba boat
became a mass of flames and burned about
an nour. wnen sue sans, nomine but tbe
jackvetaff remaining out of the water.. As
soon as I got ashore there was a report that
there wets men in the water on the other
side of the steamer. Skiffs were manned
and sent to the rescue. They picked up
Mr Davis, one of me Caisson men. DjwI-
ing. the cook, who received slight burns on
the face and hands,' found a white man Iyi.ig
la a state-room door; u&n miihouse came
up and the two dragged the man, supposed
to be McElroy, out on the boiler deck. The
man was unconscious from tbe effects of
smoke. Just then flames burst out on tbe
side, and Dowling jumped over tbe railing
to Save his life. Hillhouse. however,: said
he heard a man groaning just in ide, and he
went back into the cabin to rescue this man
He 'never came out again and was never
seen alive after that, and it is believed he
was sacrificed In the. noble attempt to save
another man's life. Hillhouse was from
New York, and was considered tbe oldest
pressure man in the caisson business, and
was employed in building the Bigbee
bridge. There is no telling just bow many
lost their lives in the fire and in the river;
some say that tea others are missing. 1
think two other white men were t urned
With the boat and there may have been
others, for I don't think they bad a chance
to be awakened and then escape, for it was
all I could do with the smartest kind of
running to get out alive. Had the fire
broken out one: nouf later, when: all the
men would have- been : ia bed. , none
of us would have made our escape, for
there would have been nobody in the cabin
to discover the smoke, and the whole crowd
would have been suffocated. As to the
origin of the fire, I know nothing. The
cook was sick and knows nothing about it,
He says the. boys told bim : befora be went
to sleep tbat tbe fires in tbe galley were all
out and everything safe. 1 The watchman.
on the deck below, did not Bee the fire un
til the alarm was given. The Bradisb
Johnson was built in the West for what is
called the Louisana lower coast trade that
is, from New Orleans down to the passes
of tbe Mississippi river, ohe was named
after Bradish Johnson, reputed to be one
of tbe richest sugar planters in Louisiana
in 1874. Capt. J. Stone,. brought her here
from New Orleans and ran her on ine Ala
bama and its tributaries for several years.
- until she got m litigation and was finally
sold at a . marshal s sale. The purchaser
was Capt-.H. C, Baldwin, who kept her in
the same trade. After his death she passed
to Mr. Kitten house Moore, who has owned
her ever since.! Two years ago she was
condemned and went out of commission
She was not Insured and her . value was
j VIRGIN I A.
A BInraer Trial In the V. 8. Court at
Norfolk Tbe Prisoner Acquitted,
Noktolk. Dec Sl.--The trial of Geo.
W. Hill, for the murder last month of J.
D. Potter, closed in the U. 8. District
Court this evening with a verdict of aC
quittal. Pottet was a draughtsman in the
steam engineering department of theNort
folk rtavy- xard and a married man,
Hill's daughter, a pretty girl of six
teen, attracted the attention of Pot
ter who visited her I as a Bingle
man until tbe imposition waa discovered
and his visits were forbidden. He after-
wards wrote her several cotes, which were
received and read by her father. One af
ternoon in .November mil and bis daughter
called upon Potter at his office. The father
became greatly enraged and during me
conversation which ensued, drawing a pis
tol shot rotter; who died in a day or two.
Pnblte Debt Statement Tne Chilian
minister Bobbed of money and Jew
Washington. December 81 .The pub
lic debtj statement to be issued Monday
will probably show a reduction m tho debt
during the past month of a little over eight
A bold robbery waa perpetrated at the
residence of Don Domingo Gama, Chilian
Minister, last; night . The burglar was F.
U. Suva, a Brazilian, who bad formerly
been employed as a. servant in tbe Mima
ter's household. About a month ago Bllva
was discharged under suspicion and went
to New York. He returned to this city
last night entered the home of his former
employer, 2024 G street, and stole a sum of
money ana S7.UUU worm 01 leweiryana
other valuables. The police were promptly
notified and tbe thief was arrested this
morning while . boarding a train for New
York. The valuables were recovered.
SO UTH CAROLINA .
' New Tear's Day In Charleston.
Br Telegraph to the Mornlna Star.
Chablbston, January 1. New Year's
day was celebrated in .Charleston by a pa
rade of colored troops ot tbe First Brigade
National Guard of south uaroiina. it was
the largest parade held . by colored troops
in a number of years. The march was
through the principal streets and to Uamp
stead - Hall., where the proclamation of
emancipation ! was read. ; Business was
eenerally suspended. The weather - was
cool and threatening rain.
-'"' ,." Guard. ' - - '
' By Telegraph to tbe Horning Star.l
Augusta.' Jan.' 1. A sauad of six con
victs working ou the Augusta & Chatta
booga Railroad overpowered and disarmed
their guard to-day. i imprisoned two
trustvs" in a hole lust dug. ' and with
nicks and shovels triumphantly marched
Into the adjoining woods and escaped
A Tragedy In Floyd Coanty.
... By Telegraph to the Horning Star.
LTKCHBUBe. Jan. 1. Two brothers
named Conner, living at Copper -Hill,
Floyd county.1 while engaged in a drunken
row to-day, stabbed their father, who tried
to separate them, and he eannot live,
With Wade II. Harris'aa local
editorof the Charlotte OhronicU ttat young ,
paper will take on : new life and energy.
The Chronicle is to be congratulated upon '
securing such an txpetieccca ana etfita :
Journalist. We. are glad that Mc Robinson
will continue bis connection with tbe pa
per, . A Happy New Year to all.
Raleighivcw Observer: ' Re
duced rates havd -been securtd over tho
railroads for the benefit -of those who will
attend the Farmers' Convention ia this city
anuary-igm. Tickets-wm be ussuert at
two cents a mile or about one fare for both
ways. - Prof. H. iT.- J. - Luditr was .
reelected Secretary ot the State Grange ;
at its meeting at Seaboaid on tho 15th in-
stant- :: k'.T- .:'. - :
Raleigh News' Observer: Mr. N.
A. Siedman, who was ' quite severely in
jured in the Chapel pill railroad accident,
was able to be on the street yesterday .
The Governor has pardoned A. B. Frank
lin, who was convicted of larceny at tbe -spring
term- of Wayne county Superior .."
Oourt and sentenced for three years in tho
penitentiary. . Fayetteville item: On .
last Friday morning jJ. Pat Brewer, tbe
negro who shot young Freeze of Rowan at
Chapel Hill, was arrested in this city, , ,
Goldsboro Messenger : Mrs. Dr.
George W. Butler, ofj Maraham, Brazil, 8.
A., accompanied by her two-year old sou,
Norwood, arrived in tbe city Tuesday eve
ning, on a visit to ' her parents Mr. and
Mrs. Daniel Humphrey. Under Re
publican rule it seldom happened that tho
Government found itself indebted to' its
postmasters, aud hence ws record with
pleasure tbe fact that, a few cavs aeo our
townsman, Msj.J H. L. Grant, formerly tho
emcient postmaster 01 mis city, receiqed a
cnecK ior over fauu, a oaiance round to do
due him by the PostOfBca Department.
Reidsvilie Call: On Saturday
morals the tafga fob tory . brick building.
occupies by ..Messraj J3aily, Allen &Uo
manufacturers or tobacco, was destroyed
by fire. ' Yesterday at 'Hall Town a
colored man was noticed sitting between
two freight cars with a portion of oca' leg
missing. The train was signed down and
on examination it was found tbat the man
was stealing a ride and had allowed his leg
to get caught in coupling. : It was cut off
just below the kneej the lower part of the
leg being found ; some distance down the
track. . ' . I -. -;T ..
! . - -
Albemarle Observer: That bril
liant daily," the Wilmington Star of De
cember 18th, has a scholarly and highly
"eulogistic article on Senator Z. B. Vance,
suggested by the senator s late- speech in
Boston. x ne mortar is pretty inica, neignT
bor. but -we endorse every word it.
Mr. B I. Belt of this county .went out to
hunt a lost sheep: and while searching for
it came upon a pile of goose feathers which
indicated tbat something bad been playing
hvnfl with his pfipap Ha morln snrl
set a trap for the varmint7 and captured a.
genuine gray eagle, measuring 7 tcct and a
balf inch from tip to tip of wing.
H Danbury Reporter: We learn
that a farmer in this section sold his tobac
co, between two hundred pounds, at one or
the Winston, warehouses last week and re
ceived a check for twelve cents. Better let
tobacco alone if .you can do no better than
that! The representation in the next .
Legislature in this Congressional District,
which includes eight counties, will be com
posed aa follows House 11, Senate 8, total
10; ot these 14 are Kepublieane, 8 inde
pendents from Rockingham, and 2 Demo
crats one each from Surry and Forsyth in
the House. In the last Legislature the en
tire representation from this district was
Democratic with the exception of tbe mem ber
of the House from Surry. ;
Mnmhev Bulletin'. Reoorts from
different parts of ( the county vary as to the
depth of the enow.- It was from two to
three feet deep oh a level. The roads for
the past few weeks have been almost im
passable. in mis issue wilt be round
tbe schedule of j the Marietta and North
Georgia railroad. It will be seen that trains
run to the North: Carolina State lino, only
thirteen miles distant from our town. -
Never iu the history of our town has it on
joyed such a building boom as has been
going on for thej poBt few months.
Application will j be made to tbe next Leg
islature for a charter by which the North
Carolina, Cleveland & Chattanooga Rail
road can be extended tb Murphey and tha
Georgia line.:. This road completed would
bring the copper; iron," manganese and ar
gentiferous oresi of our section -in clcse 1
proximity to the coal mines at Dayton,
Salisbury Watchman: The vo
ting on the railroad subscription Tuesday,
at the hox in this town was remarkable for
its unanimity. All shades in polltics.color
and previous condition, came together at
me polls and voted almost solid for Sub
scription, and Rowan voted a subscription
of $100,000 by a clear majority of about
800. -We mink Bo wan is ahead on
naming postofflces. She has" a "Saw," a
rhi" and a "Zeb ." the latter evidently in
tended as a feather in our Senator's cap.
- Tho Bolton mine, in Henderson coun
ty; continues to, develop in a satisfactory
manner. Four tunnels have been driven
on the lode, from all of which ore is being;
taken. Cq1. H, C. Demming, general
manager of the Marion Bullion Company,
operating in McDowell county, reports the
finding of a twin diamond, white, of good
color, and weighing 4i carats.1
Asheville l Nuance.' The North
ern Methodist Church building, ,on Bailey
street, has been leased for the purpose, and
Rev. Dr. Carroll will preach regularly at
11 a. m. and 4 p. m.r commencing next
Sabbath. i We are glad to be able to
report tbat all the passengers wbo were in
jured in tbe recent wreck on me -spartan
burg & Asheville Railroad, are improving;
rapidly and will soon be entirely recovered,.
- The little town of Arden. between
Asheville and! Hendersonville was the'
scene of a considerable row on Christmas
day, engaged in by at least a halt dozen
persons. Knives and rocks were tbej
weapons used. - The members of the
Asheville bar will have a reception at the
Swannannoa hotel to-morrow evening
complimentary to Hon. James H. Merri-t .
mon, who will leave for the eastern part of .;
the State on the 7th of, January to enter
upon his new duties as Judge of the 8u-"'
perior Court, k
Charlotte Chrontcte: Informa
tion reached tho city- yesterday of another
battle near Joel Watta' store, in this county,
and that it was a pretty tough affair may
be imagined from the fact tbat one of the
participants turned up with one ear gone,
and another bad a choice piecs hof steak ,
bitten from his chin. The fight occurred
between Messrs. "Coot" Khowles and Wade
Polk, and it originated in a quarrel over a
horse race. . i ; Mr. Joseph Walker, a
venerable gentleman, arrived in this city
yesterday morning from upartanburg, ac
companied by his daughter, a girl of 14
years of age. j Mr- Walker ia the mayor of
Spartanburg; land his visit here was a sad
one. HU young daughter had married a
young man ia Spartanburg and Mr. Walker
was taking ner away rrom ner nusoana.
Last night Mr; Walker placed his daughter
on the north bound train, and sent her to a .
place of refuge in a Northern city. . I
Charlotte. Observer: On the 22d
inst three cars were ordered for the street
railway, and they arrived in the city last
night. .-- Parties who- arrived in me
City yesterday from Morganton brought
news of the killing at that place, on last
Saturday, of( Sam Pearson, by , deputy
Luther Ward and posse. . Pearson resisted
arrest and was fired upon and instantly
killed. Pearson, we are told, about ten
years ago committed a murder at Morgan
ton, for which be was tried, convicted and
sentenced to j a tcrnrin the penitentiary.
Christmas morning Ollas Dixon, col
ored, loaded an old gun to fire a Christmas
salute. Whea, he pulled tbe trigger the
gun burst and Dixon's nose was broken
into fragments. The lock flew off and
snlit Dixon's wife's upper lip open. Dixon
is satisfied that his salute was lively enough.
On last Monday night, at Dallas, aa
assault was made on Mr. Joe Floyd by a
young man named John Wise, which will
probably prove fatal. No particulars of
the causes which led to the affair could be
learned, but it: is stated that some time after
Supper Wise called Floyd out of the Mat
thews Hotel office and attacked him with a
knife, cutting him in four places, two of
the wounds being of a very serious nature!
Wise, the man who did the cutting, made
his escape and: baa not since been seen. He
is described sf being about -iwenly years
old, heavy set' and about five feet and six
inches highbroai shouldered and slightly
stooping." Wise's home is at Courtland,
Miss., ana it is oeuevea teat ne win eueujyi,
to go there.
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