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pl ite the organization. , : ' V ' '-.;,'";;v ' f .i"'' i 'A?'
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ffiiifrcJ at the Post Office atTW0mlntoii, N. C,
1 as Second Class Hatter J ; . ; ;
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Sr.vn is as follows : ; . ;" : f
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" 6 months, " , " ? 1.00
'' " 3 months " " i .50
-c is no paper teat is prompter
or HKie certain to defend, tbe Sooth
against unjost reproach or nspersign
than the Star. But it is neither
wit jjot necessary to shut your eyes
to glaring facts and o6trichlike think
..the boily is hidden because the head
is stuck in the sand. The way to
correct an evil is to look at it steadily
ia tie-Jight of open day., In matters
of public health as in crime Do good
will come from , denying; plain facts.
You must first see an evil before yon
cau apply a proper remedy. 1 j .
It is a fact that crime is steadily
incrt'asing in the South, Prior to the
war, in slavery times, murders among
negroes were comparatively"; rare;
among the whites .they were .very
rare indeed as compared with thfl
present. In North Carolina, we are"
jjainid to say, crime is much more
rjift; arni abounding than at any
fornvcr time. We have but little
doubt that io the last five years there
have been more murders, or attempts
-to kill occurring in North Carolina
than in the preceding ten years, pr
in ar.y twenty years before the' war.
The Raleigh Biblical Recorder thus
deliytrs its own opinion. It says:
! '.'Ilia prob&b'c that more murders were
commitudin North Carolina during the
put year than in any half dozen years
since 1S65. Nearly every county has -had
its crimiual and Its ioiim, Nearly every
comauoity in the State has been shocked
by tbo terrible annouocement that some one
of Ha ciiizus has been murdered.' I
! "Tte uumber of these terrible expert
enws have rapidly iotreascd during tbe
last five or tix years. The people are be
coming alarmed and are asking nov only
for tte causes that hare led to this) deplor
able and ruinous state of public morals, but
are equally interested in discovering some
remedy for the evil." I j
Whatever the causes of this alarm
ing and dreadful increase of crime
the feet remains, we take it. We
could again discuss the causes as we
have done in former editorials, but
it would probably do no good. As
we look at it the chief causes for in
.create of crime, aside. from natural
depravity and widely prevailing ten
dencies to evil, are the following: .
First, defects in the criminal liw
and the failure of Courts to render
speedy verdicts. j '
Second, a false public sentiment
that condones crime. and sympathizes
with' villains." This is seen in nume
rous applicalioos extensively signed
for executive clemency, and in bestowing-floral,
tributes ' by foolish
women1 upon such red-handed mur
derers ss Cluverius. "
'. Fcunh, the oue-man power.
Fifth, the failure of prosecuting
officers to do their duty, j
Sixthj the jury system.
The list might be extended, but
these constitute the! chief causes of
crime, and until they are corrected
there: will be but little abatementjof
crim.;. It is simply most deplorable
that in a State that has been always
bo law abiding as North Carolina so
many incarnate devils should despoil
and kill and . deflower and sow the
'whirlwind. ! "'.
THK FOWEBS OF CONGRESS
SCHOOLS AND COnidERVB. !"
We kne'w that the present Super
intendent of Pubho InstrBCtion, be
lieved warmly in Federal Pedagogy,
but we did not suppose he "was pre
pared to go "the whole-hog" as some
other go it. He says: : j
"WLy,acy Southern member, who is in
favor, of public education, should oppose
this, measure is beyond my comprehension,
all arguments about its unconstitutionality
o tbe contrary notwithstanding.' ! j : :;
He ia prepared then .to accept aid
at any cost. The Constitution may
S. to the dogs so the State gets
money ' from the Federal Treasury
-that was never "designed for school
teaching purposes. We do not think
the Superintendent is a safe constita'
tional guide, however active he may
-e m the. discharge of . legitimate
ly. His effort to create- public
sentiment in favor of, the Blair sys
teni of Federal school teaching will
Dot be indorsed bv the" Stab. It is'a
deplorable blunder. There is no more
dangerous bill possible. If adopted
hy the Congress it wonld in the end
destroy the public schools, or, what
18 worse, make the States eternal
pensioners upon Federal bounty.
: It is almost a foregone conclusion
that the bill in some shape will be
come a law. The South is gravitating
wy degrees to the centralized theory
that the Congress is capable of do
mg anything it pleases-, and that the
States have no independent ' autono
my. This Blair bill iaaatron g move
ment io the direction of of oonsolida
tion. Bttt the sense of the
It" is a
we believe to be' in favor of
taxation tor,:ae schools
tremendous stride towards
The Inter-State-Commerce bill is
meeting with opposition in
ate. ; True to his r uniform j and con
sistent policy ; Senator, Morgan, of
Alabama, "stands op for the! power of
States to deal Hrllh anestiona on!
cerning their internal interests, and
in opposition" . toFederal invasion.
He believea that the bill was in the
direction of great central .Bossism.
His wora are important and signi
ficant enough to be reproduced. He
"He could not subscribe to "the doctrine
that inter-8tate commerce could only be
protected through the. action-' of Congress.
The bill was. based solely on that false
premise; it opened the door to the interfer
ence of Congress with every regulation of
trade and commerce. It exposed the charter
of every railroad j company given ' by the
States to modifications through the acts of
Congress. For a hundred years the States
had assisted and protected inter-State com
merce. Congress; doubting the extent of its
powers. -had permitted such assistance and
protection on the part of the States, and in
doing so had blessed tbe country by its in
action.: He admitted all that had been said
as to the sufferings and wrongs of the peo
ple through the greed of railroad compa
nies; but in finding a remedy for the evil,
he1 neither wished to find for the people a
new4ha&ter (remote from them and their in
fluence) in Congress, nor to place in the
hands of that master power over; their trade
8nd traffic more dangerous forjj them than
even xhe power of the railroad companies "
' Senator Morgan, above Jjall mem
bers of the Senate, unless it be Sena
tor Maxey, is certaio to bejjf ound 'al-.
ways on the eide. of the Constitution
and its limitations, and against an un
wise, or a questionable, or positive
invasion of the prerogatives of the
States. The Stab is not insisting
that under the construction of the
Supreme Court the Congress has not
the power to regulate traffic between
tbe Stales. 'Aside from the utility or
necessity of ,Buch a regulation the
Stab would merely say that a bill of
the kind proposed is only another.
step in the direction of c.
o thing the
Congress ' wjjtb supreme j
makins the irovernment o
try by the-Congress still
lute, still mjre despotic, J
The Inter State Commerce bill has
two sides to it.
be said in its
A great, deal may
tavor. it is very
plausible and has an invit ng look. It
protniseH ioj do "so muct that men
cateh at it arid pronounce it the great
boon of the age the great panacea
of all tho 'industrial ills to which
American fesh is heir. But there
are two side 1. Senators Morgan and
Piatt have eiown what can be said
in opposition. I
That there are very serious, very
great evils attending the present
system may not be denied. The
country needs relief, but is it certain
that it - will come in the way pro
posed ? Senator Morganj says it will
greatly injure Alabama.1 Senator
Piatt declares that it will result in
consolidating the great companies
and crushing out the email. His
words as telegraphed are: j . j -"This
bill left open and invited the worst
kind of combination a consolidation of
railroad corporate capital. What were the
ratiroaas to ao 11 pronioiiea irom mating
pooling arrangements 7 Experience taught
that the old rate wars would 1 begin again,
and the end of it would be, as it always had
been. 'consolidation. Monopolies of this
country bad been built on (he graves of
weak competitors, ine Dili invitea agrana
monopoly of railroad capital in this coun
try, which would be built on the graves of
railroads that are not able to Stand in com
petition. That railroad monopoly -would
be the master or ine people. I
We say, again, it is hot assured
that- the bill will . bring the great
blessings prophesied by its friends.
It may be a leap in thsjdark, and
in its trail may follow curses, and
wrongs greater than those it is in
tended that; it should remove. - At
best, we believe, it is an experiment.
We showed yesterday that the cost
of railroad transportation had been
very greatly reduced. jOn the old,
great lineB transportation is only one
sixth or one-fifth what the business
men ofthe country paid 'thirty years
ago. : Rates j have been teadily de
creasing through the years. It is also
true that the methods employed for
operating have been j materially
changed and improved. Itis not claim
ed that there are not still many and
great causes ! of complaint through
out the country. But there is ad
vance in thel right direction. It is
boldly claimed by those," who op
pose the bill before the Congress
that the present American system s
a long way ahead of ;the European
system. The consolidated, Govern'
ment system! ,has oppressed the peo
ple very -greatly more than the
American system of free competi
The Stab! is not blind to errors
and defects,! and to the; justice of
complaints.' It believes that the sys
tern might be greatly improved and
that some of the complaints are just.
Bat the point is will the , bill before
Congress bring the relief expected,
insure justice tfrid not cause other
evils that may b& even morel serious
than those now existing? f, The pres
ent system1 is not an ideal, perfect
system, but it is. an important, exi
ng system,-, and if : displaced very
great ctUs'- may 1 possibly ; follow.
Who knows ? Who is so wise as to
be . certain that Senators Morgan,
Piatt and others are -wrong and the
advocates. of the bill areiright.- ;C
5 It ; is . a rjost difficult problem we
take, it." .The bill may prove a bless
ing, and -it may prove a enrse. , The
Lonisville Courier-Journal is an ex
ceptionally able paper j and is pub
lished in one of the largest and most
floarishing of Southern cities, v It
says of the ;bill, and what is said
should be duly considered: " 1.x
' "Oar entire commerce,' foreign and do
mestic, rests on cheaper rates for through
(than for local business. This system of
charges is not the work of one man, or of a
pool; it is not the clear conception of any
commercial-organization offered to trans
portation. It has grown up gradually and
unintentionally, and it must be traced to
some influence outside of the control of
pools or of legislation. It has been due to
tbe all-pervadine law of competition
which, like the great force of eravitv. has
defined the hmits enr orbits of each commer
cial centre. It is not conceivable that traffic-
- managers would, for "mere- pleasure, .
carry freight for less pay one hundred than
fifty miles. When done it is done under
compulsion ; it is a concession, a compro
mise, made necessary by the river, or the
canal, or the discovery of new facilities of
production or construction greater in one
locality than in another. Take
for instance, Louisville as a tobacco mar
ket, pr Minneapolis as a grain market, or
Memphis as a cotton market, section 4 will
strike directly at these cities, ! and at all in
terior cities,' and destroy tbe business con
nections, which are the growth of a gene
ration. The railroads will, if the
bill passes, either have to apply tbe through
rates to all local points, or they will aban
don all competitive or through business to
the river, the canal and the Canadian roads.
If they apply through rates to all local
points, all business will be centred in New
York. ;That city will overebadow this
country as Paris does France. . .
The effect would be to annul the natural
advantages of points where water and rail
compete, and put all on a dead level. The
system which makes it possible to ship
through cars from San Francisco to New
York would slowly, disintegrate, and the
various trunk lines 'would be cut up into
mere local roads. For all this there is no
How true all this is we may not un
dertake to say, but it is surely worth
the attention of alt now - discussing
the merits of the bill. That bill may
benefit localities, communities, even
sections, but is it probable that' it
will benefit the country at large?
How will it affect North Carolina?
We have not been able : to give
the message of Governor Scales such
examination as it requires. A
cursory glance reveals the tact ot
care and method. He considers a
great many questions in detail and
with most of his recommendations
approve. When we come to ex-
ine it carefu ly we may be able to
dorse all. It is long, ! a common
alt now-a days with all such docu-
ents. They are so long that small
dailies cannot well afford to print
them, as they exclude all other mat-
We shall consider the message
in our next and will try to give our
readers a birds-eye view of its con
tents. It occupies 33 pages, octavo,
the proceedings' of. the session of
1887. We are indebted to the excel -
ent State Printer, Maj. P. M. Halo
for a copy in pamphlet form.
Cotton Exports Teaterdar
Messrs. Williams & Murchiscn cleared
the British steamshipfefenc, for Liverpool,
with 4,974 bales of cotton, weighing 2,309.
848 pounds, and valued at $223,785.
Mr. E. Lilly cleared the German brig
Diana, also for Liverpool, with 1,128 bales
cotton, weighing 527,124 -pounds, and
valued at $49,040. - j
Messrs. Alex. Sprunt &: Son cleared tbe
German barque , Godeffrey, for Havre,
Prance, with 1,860 bales of cottjn,' weigh
ing 863,749 pounds, and valued at $79,897.
Wilmington's Forelarn ! Exports , In
1886. ,i J..:
The total valuation of exports to foreign
countries from this port . during the year
ended December 31st, 1886,amounts to $5.
951,073, as follows: . ' ! , I
Cotton, 109,360 bales, valued at $4,-
629.810. . , . I
Rosin, 310.444 barrels, valued at $334,-
Tar and crude turpentine, 8,588 barrels,
valued at $10,947. ,
BpiriU turpentine, 2,069,174 gallons, val
ued at $702,541. . ; 1 f.
Lumber, 10,133,000 feet, valued at $161,-
384. '-' ' . . ' - v .-. -: f--
Shinglea. 2,057,000, valued at $10,535. '
Miscellaneous, valued at $37,894.
Fiat Boat and Cargo Barned.
A flat boat, laden with spirits turpentine,
cotton and rosin, was destroyed by fire
Friday night, on Black river, below Point
Caswell. No explanation has been given
as to tbe cause of the Are, but it is sup
posed to have resulted from the careless
ness of some of the hands, i The boat and
cargo consisting of 50 casks of spirits of
turpentine, 34 bbla of rosin and two bales
of cotton belonged to Messrs. Herring &
Peterson, of Sarapson county.. One-cask
spirits of turpentine and about half a bale
of cotton were saved. The loss Is estimated
at $l.b00; no insurance. The boat and
cargo were consigned to Mr. Owen Fennelf,
of this city. . re
imports In December.
The imports from foreign' countries re
ceived at this port for tbe month of Decem
ber last, as taken from the records kept at
the Custom House, amount in value to $31,-
440. The principal articles were kainit,
from Germany, valued at 27,166; salt, from
Liverpool, 1.120,000 pounds, valued at $!,
329; bituminous coal, from England, 253
tons, valued at $609; earthenware, from
England, valued at $609; and fruits, from
the West Indies, valued at $1,616,
The receipts of cotton at this port for the
week ended January 8th, 1887foot up 1,
035 bales, as against 1,488 bales, for the cor
responding week last: year; an increase of
447 bales . The receipts for the crop year
to date foot up 119,722 bales,', as against
.80.441 bales for the corresponding period
lastyear; an increase of 86,281 bales.
. .. C. F. & T. V. MAIJDBOA D. v
Joint nectlnc of th Boar4 t Alder
nien and Board or A adit ana
- nanc Th Qaeatlon of Sabacrlp
tlon Considered bnt No Conelatlon
tl'fBeaelied,. i it' ' il "-V
;S The 'Board.!' of Alder men and the Board
of Audit and Finance met at the City Hall
last night ' to - consider "the report of the
commission. spnointed . by the Board ' of
Aldermea tor treat with the Cape Fear A
Tadkln Valley Railway Company in rela
tion to a subscription by the city to secure
the extension of that road to Wilmington."
The meeting ; assembled, inr the Mayor's
room at 8 o'clock and continued in session
for several hours. May Or Hall was chair
man - All the members of tbe Boards were
present with 5 the exception 'of Aldermen
Bear and BouTk. . ; . : .
Mr. R.'J. Jones, of tbe Board of Audit
and Finance, Taised the point of order 'that
the commission had not been regularly ap
pointed; and "Alderman Giles called upon
the clerk of -the Board to read tbe resolu
tion under which. the commission wasapr
pointed,. - - , '. '
, Mr. Calder, of the Board of Audit and
Finance, asked the clerk if he had notified
the members of the commission that they
had beep appointed. . The clerk answered
that he-had not -j - ; .
Alderman Boney requested , the city aU
torney, Mr. Cutlar, to give his opinion as
to whether the commission had been pro
perly appointed.: Mr. Cutlar gavo it as his
opinion that the 'commission had been pro
perly appointed. : He said that the resolu
tion adopted by the Board of Audit and
Finance that the action of the commission
should be submitted to that board for ap
proval, would be considered in law suffi
cient to establish that fact. i ' r
. Mr. Calder said that a conference of the
two boards had been called for which had
not been held, and in his opinion tbe com
mission had hot been regularly appointed.
: Mr. Cutlar reiterated his opinion that the
commission had been regularly appointed.
The Board bf Audit and Finance assented
to it. in testiviog their right to approve its
action; but which in any event had to go
before j ho board fur approval before it
could hi submitted to the peopie. It was
perfectly competent for either board, how
ever, to consider tbe appointment of the
commission f cull and void; if it saw
proper. - ;i i.
Mr. Calder did not approve of the ques
tion of subscription being submitted to the
piople.j If it could be left lo the vote of
real estate owners, he would be willing to
hold the election to-morrow.
. Mr. Gore, i of ' tbe Board of Audit and
Finance and Alderman Worth contended
that four but of five of the real estate own
ers of the city: were in favor of the sub
scription - j .. T-
Alucrman Giles thought that the wishes
of holders of city bonds should bs con
sulted.. : , j - ;' 1 .'
Mr. Jones coincided With Alderman
Giles i a this opinion, remarking that "when
you turn your buck on the bondholders you
turn your back on jour best friends.' . "
After a prolooged discussion cf the mat
ter the chair ruled that tbe point of order
raised by Mr; Jones was not well taken, v
Mr. Jones appealed from the decision, of
the chair,' and the question was then put
when 'thS chairman was sustained in his
ruling. Mr. Joshes then moved that the re
port of the commission be rejected. Mr.
Giles Seconded the motion, but pending
consideration; a motion to adjourn was put
and carried. , '
After the adjournment of tbe joint meet
ing of the two boards, the Board of Alder
men adopted a motion to meet in special
session Wednesday at 8 p. m.
Convicted of Per ary.
Pat Williams, colored, was tried and
convicted ot perjury yetterday in the
Criminal Court. It is believed that he was
concerned in the robberies perpetrated in
the city last summer by John Jones,' the
colored maa who was convicted of burglary
at the last term of (he court. Jones lived
with Williams, and on the night the bur
glary was committed he knocked at the
door of Williams' house, saying "let us in
they have shot at us." Mr. Skipper, who
lived ta an adjoining house, beard the de
mand made by Jones for admittance, and
-also heard Williams open the door and let
the man in. It was upon tbe testimony
given j by Williams in relation to this cir
cumstance .that he was indicted at the pres
ent term of court for perjury. . 1
Bnrelary on Foartn Street.
The nlace of business or Mr. jams, a
dealer in second hand clothing, on Fourth
street between Hanover and Brunswick,
was entered by burglars Wednesday night
and robbed bf a large portion of the stock,
the missing goods being vauled altogether at
sixty to seventy-five dollars. The thieves
gained entrance to the store by forcing open
the shutters of a window. The proprietor
of the place says that a colored man a
stranger- was in the store Wednesday af
ternoon, whose "actions were rather suspi
cious He pretended to have a great deal
of money, and said that he wanted to make
some purchases, but after making a tho
rough inspection of the stock, bought noth
ing, and when be took his departure sata
that he would call again. The storekeeper
seemed to think that his customer of the
afternoon "calledgain'Uhat night.
Tbe New Purcell.
The new Purcell House, under the man
aeement of Mr. N. Frederick, - has been
opened for the accommodation of guests.
Mr. Frederick, tbe proprietor, has had
years of experience in the - business and it
may well be said of him that "he knows
how to keep a hotel." The house has been
comfortably furnished throughout; it is
conveniently situated, and under the new
management will no doubt rapidly win fa
vor with the Jravelllngpublic. Persons
-who are registered as guests of - the hotel
say that the fare is excellent. '. v ,
Cotton. .' : '- -i r -J-: ' -- -r !
Cotton comes, in slowly on account of
the bad weather. The receipts yesterday.
were only 198 bales, but still were larger
than the receipts on the same date last
year. Prices are well maintained, and are
an eighth to a quarter higher than at other
Southern ports. While middling cotton is
quoted quiet and steady In Charleston at
9ic, and. in Savannah quiet at 9 l-16c., Will
mington buyers are paying 9ic. for the
same grade on a firm market A
Senate ProeeedlD-Tne KennnUean-
Independents Coalition more Offleers
Elected and Strorn ln-r A Besolatlon
to Inereass the Reward ; Offered for
Blatham-Debate on lbs Blair Bill-
Xbe Governor's, message t Received--
Its Recommendations, &c.
(Speotal Star Telejrrarn. j
leiqh, N.- U'JanV h At!
Raleiqh. N. U.i Jan. 6 At noon the
House was called to order by Speaker W eb-.
sterA The first business of tbe day was the
election of a Reading Clerk. W. G. Burk
head, of Durham county' was nominated
Jtucnmona f earson seconded the nomina
tion, and a Republican named Finuix called
on iris party to vote for tturkhead. ' A bai-:
lot being taken Burkhead got ail the votes.
save two for John C. Gorman and one for"'!
D. Li Ellis. idMii-tciiUE t r Tl-i -r-
Pearson nominated for Engrossing Clerk
William M. Daviea", of Bender son count;
the Democrats nominating Peter R. Hatch,
of Chatham.,, Ia nominating Davies; Rich
mond fearson made what was really an at
tempted defenco of independent views. He
said that Davies- bad antagonized tbe coun
ty government system. His views were
those of Mr. Webster.: A bai tot being taken
Davies received 61 voles and Hatch 56; tbe
latter getting the Democratic vote. : ' -
I he next business was the election or a
Doorkeeper, and for this position Mr. Over
man .nominated. D. R, Julian, of Rowan,
wbile Dr. York nominated Jake Etallybjar-
ton, of Burke Some of the Independents
peparted from their rule of voting with tbe
Republicans and. Julian was eiectea. ; ...
Tbe Kepublican caucus held this morn
ing had agreed upon Burkhead, Davies and
Julian. Pearlon had promised yesterday,
openly, that '! Burkhead and Julian should
be elected? Speaker Webster voted for
Julian, ' ' : , : -.-.);, . .
Fot Assistant Doorkeeper two names
were placed before the House One that of
Reitzsl. of Catawba, by the Democrats; the
other that of Morris King, of Orange.
Somewhat of a sensation was created by
John H. Williamson, a colored Republican
of Ftanklin, casting bis vote for Reitr.il.
Williamson said that a compact made had
been broken, and he would show his man
hood by voting for Reitzel. This elicited
great applause from tbe Democratic side of
the House. The result of the j ballot was
the election cf Reitzel by a vote of 63 to
52 - This was cheered londly by the Demv
ocrats. v7 -.- r . ili ; f !
The ne officers, were all sworn id by
the Speaker. The House was then de
clared, duly organized and the Governor
was ootifidJ of its read 1 nets o! receive his
message.- Toe rules or the last House
were adopted. . -. . t . ! '
Hoover, a representative from Wake, of
fered a resolution empowering G07. Scales
to effer a reward ot Sl.UOUi rur VV. U
Binch-iai, Che murderer of Miss Lizzie B.
Turlington . After some discustiiou the
resolution wsa tabled. t
A lively debate arose on a resolution of
fered bv Mr White,- of Perquimans, to in
struct our benstors to use their influence
and to vote fo.?tbe Blair bill. York and
some others loudly urged the passage bf
the bill. Tbe Democrats urged that thi
discussion of the matter be postponed until
noon next Saturday, making it a special
order- There was an evident 'eagerness to
push the matter through and thus get an .
expression of opinion, but uaa.Jy tbe reso
lution to postpone passed. j
The Governors message was received
but was not read. ' t
At 1 30 o'clock the House adjourned to
11 o'clock to-morrow morning.
The attendance during the day was large
and the deepest interest was manifested in
tbe proceedings. . . j r
The uovertor s message is a document or
thiny-three pages It endorses the work
of the Tax CommisSiop ; speaks in the high
est terms of the work of the Department of
Agriculture; urges the work; of develop
ment of the oyster interests; endorses tne
industrial sobooi; desires the extension of
school ter.i s to four months; asks for an
appropritiiiuu for tha- State Guard to as to
permit - tiienoial eacinaptoenU; urges' in
crease of the number , of Supreme Court
Justices to five; recommends an increase of
salaries of Governor, Judges, becretary ot
State,' Auditor.. Superintendent . of i Public
Instruction. Attorney General and Adju
Tbe Senate met at noon. Four Senators
were sworn in, making the entire nnmner.
David B. Nicholson," of Sampson, was
elected Reading Clerk unanimously. John
W. Gudger beat J. M. Alexander for En
rolling Clerk. A. M. Noble, of Johnston,
was , elected Assistant Doorkeeper. All
these officers were sworn in. ' -
Senator iiockhart gave notice of a contest
of the seat of C, C. Clirk of Craven.
Several bills, of minor importance, were
introduced. i I
Senator Shaw, of the First District, an
nounced ibe death f his colleague Senator
Gregory. Appropriate, resolutions were
adopted and in respect to Mr. Gregory's
memory the Senate adjourned. - ;
QRalbiotx, Jan. 7. There was quite a
shower of resolutions and bills to-day. Two
resolutions in regard to tbe Blair bill were
put on the calendar to come up to-morrow.
wnen tbe resolution on mat pin is tne spe
cial order, - - t ,
Bills to repeal tbe county government
law were offered by Plnoix; Pearson and
Ewart. The former's bill is 'for tbe the en
tire State; that of Pearson is for Buncombe
county, while E wart's is for Henderson,
Buncombe and several other) transmontane
counties. Pearson also offered a I bill to
alter the ore sent stock law for Buncombe,
so as to allow the people to vote thereon.
Horner, colored, of Wake, -offered a bill
to repeal the stock law for Wake. .
Bills for the increase or tne supreme
Court Justices to five were offered by Sut
ton and Overman, v : - t
Pritchard introduced a bill to prohibit
the importation of deadly weapons, while
Button oSered one lor the oetter protection
of mechanics and laborers. !
The nrst bill to pass was one introduced
by Oakley of Orange! to incorporate tbe
Black well Durham Co-operative Company,
with a capital of S3.000.000. Oakley
stated that it would bring $1,000,000
capital into the State. .' It passed under a
suspension of the rules. t '
Official notice was men Dyifriicnara. ite-
publican. of a contest by Brem, Republi
can, for the seat of Snadrach Franklin, the
member from Surry. j .r
speaker Webster announced the -ap-
pointment ot the following committees:
On Judiciary Overman chairman; Sut
ton, Ewart, Felton, Lyn, Thomas, Parsons,
Doughton. Gray. Abell and Jordan. (Of
these nine are Democrats.; - j 1
On Privileges and Elections York.uraw-
ford of Haywood, Fries, Pritchard, -Felton,
Pearson, Candler. Paschah. McMillan,
Lindsay. Pinnix. Saunders.! Cherry, Kell,
Oakley, , SEvans, ChilcuttJ Spellar and
Ward, (Of the nineteen only seven are
Democrats and four are Independents.)
Governor Scales' message,: which though
sent to both branches 01 the Assembly yes
terday -was not then read, Was read in full
and thus made nublic officially. 1 .
. A message came - in from the Senate,
stating that it was ready to vote for En
rolling Clerk,- That official! is elected on
joint ballot. . A motion was- made and
adopted that tbe House go into the election
and appoint tellers. Tbe Republicans in a
few moments showed their hands by mov
ing to reconsider tbe vote by which they nao
decided to elect. A Democrat moved to
table the motion to reconsider, whereupon
the Radicals called for the ayes and nays.
The result of this call was to again' show
the hands of the Republicans and lnde
pendents, who stood together and voted ao,:
to manifest their opposition to any measure
proposed by the Democ ratio Senate. It
was reallyan important revelation,: though
brought about by such a trivial matter.
The vote was nays 57, ayes 54: so the
motion to table was lost. 1 - ; .-H .:
A request being made by a Democrat for
a reason why the election1 should not be
held now. a Republican said it was not the
proper time. Mr.- Pearson' said the real
reason; was that the member from: Craven
ia a seat here had no fight thereto.- Until
that matter was settled the vote would not
be taken. The member from Craven (Mr.
Lane) he declared had no sheriffs certificate
of election . That certificate was held by a
black man. : t:'-;
,Col. Holt said the matter of electing an
Enrolling Clerk had nothing to do with the
question of the right of a member to a seat.
That would be settled by tbe House at the
proper, time .and ia tho usoaf way..; - i -
. Mr Leszer made a vigorous speech Bad .
said at the doors of the Republican arid In-'
aepenacuTs lay the cburntj- of obstrucdinK -the
regular legislative business until thev
could make-every attempt to controf the'
Was a good one. and . showed the shiftv
radicals and their ' new bedfellows in their
Pritchard attacked tbe Democrats fur
having, us he chargeddeferred the settling
of contrsttd tlectirn .ts'sfs until ine verv
:lo8e of the cession. . "-'-'''-'---?'!
- Dr., Worth- bit lbi Rsrablicioa hard
blow by saying that Lane had presented a
certificate, just as Hussey had.- ia the Cra
ven county casei.: . tie said tuts Itepubiicics
knew tbia . . Krv
Mr. Lane next spoke' and' said he bad
preseotad a certincate from ib sheriff ,4 v ; "
Af tersquite a number of other member
had discussed the matter, a' volo was taheu
on the motion to reconsider Ibe- vote, bv
which tbe House bad decided to go into an
election .- The result was in favor of re
consideration 57. in opposition to U 56,wAs
soon as this was - announced ts Governor
Bro&dcn moved to table the Senate's mes
sage.. Col. Holt said such aeboa would be
the grossest discourtesy to the Senate Sev
eral Radicals there upon expressed a desire
to g on record, isrogden s motion pre-J-
niled 57 to 54 the Rrtdicals and Inde,
penuenis puiung logemer. , 00 tne maicai
Independent House threw down the grant
let to the Democratic Senate. I .;.
Elihu White. Radical, from Perouimaus.
offered a resolution declaring that John E.
Hussey was entitled to the seat now held
by W. B. Lane from Craven. The resola-
tion went'over. : !l !.
At 1 o'clock tbe . House adiourned until
11 to moriow. ' , , - . r Ui
To day's work , has cauBed " nearly . as
much excitement as the election for Speak -
Uiverjoooy knows now how to place
the Rndicals and their new allies.
r.-1- '. ' .SENATE. ' v r';.;i!t ii :. -Nuiicu
was given of a contest bv Robbins
for the seat held by Thorpe, Democrat,
from the Seventh. District r f - Ii
Among the bills introduced was. one io
permit the counties to-put con victii sen
tenced to terms in' j -til at work on- public
improvmenls. . - .; -J- f IL '
A resolution was adopted creating a com
mittee to act with n House committee to
arrange for beating Ihe Capitol.. j
T.he following commuUes were ap
pointed: - ; I j-
Privileges and Elections Fitlds. Adams.
Alexander, Warren, Turner, Cooke. Win
ston. f -
Corioratiou& Williamsou. Wbb.Be:iley,
Williams of Davidson, Pmcell. McCor-
mack, Cooke. - --
diaries and Fees Ptnsbeiit'o. Steven
son. Mclver, Warren, Shaw, Saunders,
SuttOu. ' i :
Insurance Thorve Pcmbertou, ijieven-
son, lull, Spruill. Liillington, .Miirrow.-
Judiciary Adams, Warrt-n. Pcmbertou,
Clark, Fields, Pon. Webb, Wiliiams. of
Davidson, Kiia3, Kerr, Turner, Ssuber,
Cooke. Wiaston, Lockt-y I 1
Pearson 31 n Made an Brruaeoni
-..; ' Assertion. .. . jr! - ,
Raleigh, January ?. After theeession
of the Houso to-day, Richmond Pearson
stattd that upon investigation of the cer
tificates ia tbe Lane-Hussey case, be bad
discovered that he bad made an erroneous
assertion in saying that Lane bad no cer
tificate signed by the sheriff. He found-
that be had such certificate, and therefore
bad prima facie right to tbe seat.
Railroad 8nperlntendente Oouvleted
of conspiracy In Blacklisting Worn-
men. ;r .! : :-rj '.'' '
tbv Telegraph to the Morula Star..
New Haven. Jan. 8. In the City Court
this morning Judge Pickett rendered a de
cision in the cases of Wm. II. Wallace,
Assistant Superintendent of tbe New York -New
. Haven & Hartford Railrotd, and
Stacey H. Opdyse, Superintendent of the
New Haven & Northampton Railroad, ac
cused of conspiracy by Thomas F. Meany,
wbo charged them with blacklisting bim.
The accused were fined $50 each. Tbey
will undoubtedly appeal from tbe decision..
The Judge, in his decision, said that be
was clearly of opinion that a conspiracy
designed to hinder any man from putting
his labor on the market when, where and
for such compensation as he may agree for,
is equally criminal with such conspiracy
designed to hinder tbe sale of merchandize
of any producer or dealer; and is more dis
astrous in effect than any other form of
conspiracy, except that to take . life. To
convict of such conspiracy circumstantial
evidence is competent and may be conclu
sive. It is sufficient if it is shown that Ibe
parlies bad a mutual understanding to a
common design and the part each was to
perform in the attainment thereor. Ihe
Court is satisfied that Wallace- and Opdyke
had mutual understanding, that a man not
approved by the : one should not be em
ployed by tbe other. This was to all in
tents and purposes a boycott upon indi
viduals. -. !.: - .-. . - i
. :' shipwreck, 1 W j i
Crew liost Five members of the Life
. saving Service Drowned.
Bi Telegraph to the Jornln Star.
Wasbington, t Jan. 8 The Signal
Corps station at Cace Henrv. Va.. reports
that the German ship Elizabeth.of Bremen,
went ashore at a a. m. to day, fourteen
miles south of Cape Henry, Va. The crew
was lost, also the captain and two men of
Little Island Life Saving Station, and two
men of the Dam Neck, .Va., Life Saving
crew, who Were drowned while attempting
the rescue of the ship's crew. Four of the
ship's crew washed ashore near Little Island
at 4 p. m. to-day. Tbe condition of the
ship is unknown, but she is supposed to be-
badly damaged .The sea is very heavy;
wmdtf fresh from tbe northeast, r
A Demonstration by Street-Car Strikers
In San Francisco.
' - ' By Telegraph to the Mornlnc Star.
San Francisco. Jan.' 8. Near mid
night last night a crowd of car strikers left
their meeting hall and walked up Mason
street -About fifteen minutes later a car
of the Sutler street line was coming down
the hill. As it reached Mason street, the
strikers sallied forth with sticks and stones,
and attacked tbe conductor, gripman and
passengers. On - demurring, one of the
passengers was dealt a heavy blow on the
head with - an iron bar, cutting a deep gash
in tbe t cIp, which bled profusely. Simul
taneous! v. the conductor on the rear plat
form was struck : on the head with a club
and on the knee with a stone. The gripman
was also struck and severely bruised. The
attack was so quickly over tbat no arrests
could be made. . ; , , r ;r;
EX-SENA ToJS TH URMA 2W
Tbe Distinguished Gentleman At
tacked with a 'Sudden, and: -Alarm
Ing Illness. -j
By Telegraph to tha Horning Star. .
Columbus; ' Ohio. Jan. 8. ---While the
festivities of the Jackson Club banquet
were in progress last nignt, a sensation was
created when ex-Senator Allen G. Thurman
suddenly, reeled and fell in a stupor from
his chair at the table. Instantly all was
excitement, and -for a minute he seemed
to be lifeless. He was removed; to a car
riage and taken to his residence; where he
recovered somewhat." It is not : known
whst the result will be. i Mr. Thurman has
been suffering for a week or more from
pneumonia.-"-; -?-' r-.-.:.iiir-. I-.;"'-
Terrible Snow storm In tne midland
r Counties of England.
By Cable to the Xorning Star.
LoHsoH, Jan. 8. A terrible snow storm
has prevailed . throughout - the midland
counties of England, and much loss of life
is feared.-- The highways and railways are
impassable in many pf aces ana the mans
are blocked. ..-j- -' .. o -:; j-f "
'(f ?','2-,nre -of Cfllce Aet.-KC
s ST ' Pf Tlraph to the Moralug Star ; r 1 I
I ; WAsnusoTO-r, Jan. -6. The President
sent the following ncminations to tbe Sen
ate In-day: Thomas .0. Manning of La.,
Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Pleni
potentiary to Mexico: Hugh A. Densmore,
of Ark., Minister . Resident and .Consul
.'General. to Corea. . ri l,,;:;.::
1 The House Committee on Civil Service
Reform to-day instructed Chairman Cox,
of N.-C , to report la vorably to the House
tbe Senate bill to repeal the Tenure of
pfflce act. ..-v:.-.w;.-- 1 ;,.:v. x. ;
v -i Wabhihgtos, Jan. .--The Secretary of
the Treasury has J appointed Herbert . F.
Beecher tobs Special Agent of the Treat
iiry. I He is a son of Revv Henry Ward
Beecher, . and was formerly Collector $f
. Customs at Port Townseud, . Washington
Territory. - r--; . - ; .; ,;. :
"The Senate Committee on Printing, ji ii
.said, began this morning the study of cer -tain
problems involved in the nomination'
of Benedict to be Public Printer, and Bene
dict was himself before the committee" for
examination. No conclusion was reached,
and another meeting is to be . held . It
is understood that there are no formulated
charges against the nominee; but there arc
people wbo claim be is not a practical
printer or bookbinder, and in these respects
aoes not meet tne requirement of too law
governing the arTflointmtnt to this
office, the committee finds itself Called
npon not onlV to investigate and
determine the question of facts, but
to interpret the law. It is arcuad
on one hand that to be a Dractical Drinter
and bookbinder one must bave served an
apprenticeship at type-setting and hava
worked with his own bands at bookbind
ing. jOn tbe other hand, it is urged that the
manager of an immense establishment like
the Government Printing Office, may be all
the more efficient for not having passed his
life in wrestling with the minutite or mere
mecnamcal features of the work in hand.
The committee will give Benedict ample
opportunity to reply to aoythiog which
may be said against him.- j
The House River and Harbor Committee
to-day made some further changes in tho
original draft of the River and Harbor Mil.
Tbe President is steadrly improving in
health and is feeling better than at any time
Bincehls but attack of , rheumatism. He
received a large number of official visitors
during the forenoon and held his usual
weekly reception in tbe afternoon.
Washington, Jan. 8. Conferees on the
Electoral Count bill held two meetings to
day and practically reached an agreement
on that measure, although another confer
ence will be held next week in order to
perfect the text of tbo bill. Amendments
made by the House in the Senate bill have
substantially received the approval of tbe
senate conferees, and whatever changes
bave been made by tbe Conference Com
mittee are intended to make even more
plain and beyond contention the prorxisi .
tion that with the States rests the power
absolutely to determine any controversy
with reference to their electoral votes; and,
in event of the failure of a Slate to make
such decision as between : two sets of re
turns, neither set can be counted except
upon concurrent vote of the House and
Senate. i "
A'Passenger Train Rnni TnioAnoihcr
In Chicago Two' Cars Completely
Wrecked, Bat no Person Serloamly
Injured. , - "
I tBy Telegraph to tne ilomlna Star.!
Chicago. Jan 6 As the special New
York & Boston express, on the Lake Shore
& Michigan Southern Railroad, which
leaves here at 8 50 a. m , reached tbe rail -
way crossing at Sixteenth street ibis moan
ing, a passenger tram on the Liouisville,
New Albany & Chicago Railway crashed
Into it. Tbe engine of the tiouisvilie train
struck tbe baggage car of the Lake Shore
train and lined tbe car completely on tne
trucks. -The smoking car, which was
crowded with passengers, was next over
turned, ana although both of these cars
were badly wrecked no one was killed or
even badly injured. It was with the greatest
difficulty, however, tbat tne passengers
wbo were imprisoned ben eat n tbe wreca
were extricated, and the wildest excite
ment prevailed at the crossing. It is not
known who is to blame for the accident. The
roads are still blocked, and there are im
mense crowds at the scene, r
I Chicago, Jan. 6. Two men on the plat
form were thrown ' quite a distance, but
landed in tbe snow and were unhurt. Tbe
Louisville & New Albany engineer ran
away after the collision and has not been
seen since. It is thought be reared lynch
ing and was of tbe impression that a num
ber of lives were lost. W ben ncarlng tbe
scene of the disaster he was noticed to shut
down and reverse, but the impetus which
had already been obtained was too great to
be checked. Both trains soon after re
turned to the yards were made up anew.
and two hours later proceeded on their
iourneys. A good many cuts and bruises
resulted, but nobody was hurt badly
enough to be laid up j , .. , ' -
Natural Gas Explosion A Young Man
j Cremated and Several Others- ISIs
:sing Property toss $1OO,Oj0.
I- Pm 8BTJKG. Jan 6. A I natural gas ex
plosion at Youngstown. Ohio, at 8 o'clock
this morning, destroyed the new Andrews
block, and four other buildings. Thomas
Brannigan, aged 19 years, was cremated,
and several others are-reported missing.
The Baptist Church and! Drake's liveiy
stables are in rdins. Tbe loss will be over
$100,000. - -' r . '
Youngstown, Ohio, January 6. At 3
0 clock this morning Jack oemnie. watch-
mn in the scarcely completed Andrews
block on South Market sttevt. p-n-d a
window to secure venttlaiion. Instantly an
explosion occurred, and Bern pie ran into the
street with his clothes aflame and rolled in
the snow. - Flames burst from the building
which burned with extraordinary rapidity
and was totally consumed. The block was
of brick and stone and just completed at
cost of $60,000. Several business .enter
prises had just been established in the build
ing. The total loss will reach considerably
over $100,000. with probably $75,000 insu
rance. Semple was badly burned and was
removed to tho city hospital. Another
watchman, Thomas Barringer, aged 19
years, is missing, and is supposed to be in
the ruins. Assistant Chief . Davis, of the
fire department, was painfully burned. Two
lines of natural gas mains run past the An
drews building, and it is supposed the fluid
leaked and was carried into the building
through a drain trench and was ignited
when Semple opened the window and
created a draught. " i "
i Judge Thurman Railroad Shops
I Burned-Iaoss 140,000. ;
1 . 'By Telegraph to the Morning Star.
; Columbus. January 8. The report sent"
out that Judge Thurman is seriously sick
has but a slight foundation. He was tern
porarilv indisposed at the close of tbe Jack
son banauet this morning, but with a little
rest is all right again. ,. j ; f v
V' Spbtngheld. Januarv 8. The Ohio
Southern Railroad machine and car shops
caught fire by an explosion in the round
house to-day. and is now a mass of ruins.
Six locomotives,' two cars, much valuable
machinery and buildings were destroyed
The loss is $140,000, fully insured.
L ' TEXAS.-"'- - " '
A Town Destroyed by Fire,' Caused by
; n : Defective chimney-Loss 1 OO,
I 000. -."'J
- ' . Bv Teleeraph to the Morning Star. '
"Chicago. Jan. 8. A special from Dal'
las. Texas, says the town of Duck Creek.
containing three hundred inhabitants, and
situated ten miles north of this city, was
destroyed yesterday by fire, .which origt
nated in a defective chimney." The loss on
buildings and merchandise is $100,000.
tendent or Public Instruction for Halifax-. .
He is an alumnus of Chapel Hill. The va-
cancy was caused by-the death of.ColoneT; '
JLJavid a Ulark. , - ,.:.f fx
Charlotte Observer:.,: Several . a
carriages yesterday had small cow bel s at-l :;
tached to them in imitation - of the street
car bells. 7- Mr. Jo. Floyd,, the young ' i .
man who was so severely ent by -VTise at
uaiias on tbe Z7ln or uecembcr, is reported
as slowly improving. ; . : .
i Weldon .News: On ? Thursday r fS
last Peter, the four-year old sou or Mr. P.: -N.
" Stainback, was "terribly, burned about
the body hands and face. On 8unday,
December 301h, a murder was committed i 4:
at Belfleld under tbe following circum-.. ,
stances Randolph Watson had charged -Joe
Robinson with having undue relations ' -with
his (Watson's) wife, and bad sent him
word tbat be intended killing bim on sight. - r
The two men nut ' at Balfleld on Sunday ; 1
when Watson shot and instantly killed
Robinson with a gun loaded with buckshot,
the load taking effect in the head and tear ; ''
ing nearly the whole of it off. ; - L "
' WilBon Mirror: Thistles are to
be worn on bats this spring. Johnny says
thistle be news to bis girl. It may
seem paradoxical,- put it is nevertheless .-- ;
true, that a man cannot smoke a cigar too
short unless he smokes it too long. ; -
Hello!" said the policemsn."what are you
tilting out here in the'old fort Wbydon't -
you go in tbe house; have vou lost your
keyt" ."No," responded the disconsolate "
citizen. "I hie lost t her keyhole.", .
Yes; brother journalists there will come a
time when religious societies will not ex
pect seven dollars' worth of gratuitous ad
vertising iu return for a ticket entitling the -
bearer to a chance m a rtne for a ninety- 1
cent liair brush. - - ' 1
i Raleigh News- Observer : A -
white man from Fayettevilla named J. T.
Carver was jailed in Sm ith field last week in
defaultof bail for attempt to. commit rape
on the person of a little, white girl but five
years old. The case is an aggravated one,
and Carver narrowly escaped lynching.
-The Board of Education of Waka -;
county, in session yesterday,' made an ap
portionment of $1.00 per capita for public
education of children of school age. :
In a letter to his brother in this city, 1 Mr.
Geo.! Howard, a deaf muto well known
here, says that while on a visit to New
York, the authorities suspected him of bo
ing Walter L. Bingham, tho murderer of
Miss Turlington, and that they seized upon
him and made bim prove his identity be
fore being allowed the freedom of. the citji.
Charlotte Ciromcle: We knew
tbe late Congressman James W. Reid. in
the Fifth North Carolina District. He is a
handsome fellow and makes a fine appear
ance. If tbe cut published in yesterday's
Richmond Dispatch is anything like him
now he has woefully changed since he dis
appeared from home aod politics. Many of '
the present day newspaper illustrations of
people are the "unkindeat cuts ot all."
- Yesterday afternoon urs wilder and
Avary trepanned the skull of a colored
man named Joan Morrison, r About tea
days ago Morrison and bis wife got into a
fight, when his better half seized hold of a
skillet and dealt John a blow on bis head
that fractured his 6kull. The condition of
the wounded man has since become serious
in the extreme, but it is believed that tho
operation yesterday performed will afford .
him relief. . -
Wilson Advance: There have
been -two failures in Wilson - recently.
Messrs'. Carraway and Batts have assigned
to Messrs. W. J. Harris and Alex. Green. ,
Mr. J. R, Boy kin has assigned to Jno. E.
Woodard, Esq, Tbe people of the
Whtrakers-BaUleboro section are at work
with the avowed object of securing a new
county out of portions of Nash and Edge
combe counties. -The gin house of
Mr. fl'. J. Ro we, near Black Creek, was
destroyed by fire on Tuesday Jafer Christ
mas? Tho gin was insured j for $1,000
We regret to learn that Messrs. Collins
&Wood, of Nashville," had between $30;
and $40 stolen from tbe drawer in their store
on Christmas Dight. r-; Tbe Legislature ,
will be called upon to give tho people of v
the State an opportunity of having graded
schools ia'the different towns over North ,
Carolina where the people are able to sup
port them. j ; s
;1 Asheville Citizen: The ad-
ourned meeting of the friends of the Caro
ina Central Railway, or rather of tbe pro
posed extension of that road to Asheville,
will be held at Fair View on Friday of Ibis
week . This is a matter of vital importance
to Asheville, to Buncombe and to Western -
Nort.h Carolina. We have a deaf and"
dumb graduate of the Kaleigh institution in
our office, who knew intimately Bingham,
the murderer of Miss Turlington. He is
astonished to know bow Bingham has suc
ceeded in eseaping tbe general police of the
country; but he makes a suggestion that
might prove of benefit, .provided isingnam
has actually left the , country. Bingham
has a deaf mute school male in the Andes
mountains, in South America, and cur Mr.
Crow thinks if he has gone on the waters
that be will endeavor to reach his f.'iend.
We merely give his suggestion, thinking it
might lead to some results. . .
Fayetteville Obsever-Gazette: On '
Monday, the 3d inst., Mr. Eiias Gainey, an
aged and highly esteemed citizen- of this
county,, died at the residence of bis sou, Mr.
Noel Gainey, on tbe east side of the pane
Fear river, - On the 22d of December.
Mrs. Newberry died in this town after a
long period of physical weakness, poverty
and ill-health, who waf popularly supposed
to have reached tbe remarkable age of 100
years or more. Only a few hours later her
daughter, a woman of very advanced years
also, succumbed to the wasting power of in
firmity and disease. r Some planters in
this section nave made good tobacco, wtiicu
brought satisfactory prices at the Fayette .
ville Warehouse, as follows: R.F. Deyane.
$1 75 to $31, average $18 25; J. Prevatt, of
Kobe8on county, 5 00 to ftfl ou. average
$13 08; John Eirkpatrick, $9 25 to $40,
average $24 49. Single lots have sold at .
from $15 to $31 per hundred, .
Charlotte Chronicle: The snow -
is four inches deep on a level, and . in some
parts of the . city it - lies In drifts of irom -
six to twelve inches. Articles of in-.
corporation for a new; gold mining (com
pany were yesterday filed with -the Clerk of
the Superior Court . Tbe name of the cor- .
poration is the Point Gold Mining Com-
Sany, and the incorporators are nearly all
assachusetts men. - During I last
month tbeie were nineteen deaths in this .
city ten colored and-nine white. J.
Col. It A. Johnston, superintendent 01 tbe
Charleston, Cincinnati & Chicago Railroad,
a corporation better known in this section
by the name of the Massachusetts & South
em Construction Company, was at the
Central, in this city yesterday," and told a"
reporter that he is making arrangements to -begin
grading another section of tbe road.
This road is now completed and in opera- r
tion between Black's station and Shelby
and the construction force is to be put to .
work at once on the '.road I from station to
Camden, where connection will be made
f oi&CharlestOn . Col. Johnston states that
the toad will be completed between these
two places within eleven months, and that
by next Christmas Rutherfordton will have
an all rail connection with Charlestori. ,.
Charlotte Chronicle: Mrs. J. E. ; ,
Janett, of Round Enob, this State!, was
found asphyxiated in a room at the Buford" -House
early yesterday morning, by Mr.
Duke, the day clerk. After she was -re-
stored to consciousness her recovery was
rapid,. and she was shortly in a condition .
to travel. She left Charlotte on the 1 '
o'clock train on tbe Cnarlctte, Columbia fc
Augusta road. - Her colorless face gave evi
dence to the severity of the ordeal which,
she had undergone. ' Passengers who r
arrived in the city yesterday on the A. T.
& O. train report tbe failure of Mr. B, L.
Goodman, a well known merchant of
Mooresville. We regret to announce ;
the death of Mrs. James F. Alexander,
which' occurred al her : home in this
city at two o'clock yesterday morning,
after a brief attack of pneumonia. -
Mr. Kirk Munroe, a representative ot Ear
per't Weekly, spent yesterday forenoon in
this city, and secured a number of pbo'.o- .
graphs of buildings and street scenes, which
will shortly embellish - an article . to bo
printed in that paper. , The proprietor
of the Chronicle announces to the patrons
ot this, paper that he has bought out the
Evening lima and the Carolina GautU. of
this city, and tbe subscription lists of both
papers will be filled out by the Chronicle
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