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KOrttlLE BOOKS CONCERNING
. GEN. LEE. r 1
Tl.. life, cf General RobBrt 'jE:
Lce ly General Long will correct
many false impressions tbe world has
got as to the character of the war
and fighting. Even, the North will
find out bow superior were Southern
troops to its own and how splendid
tbe deeds of Lee's magnificent ragged
army. We eee it mentioned that
Lord Woleeley has written for the
-March number of MacmiUan'a Mag
azine ati article on Robert E. jLise.
The distinguished Col. Cbesney, of
the-Briiisb army, soon after the .war,
in an -elaborate paper in" Blackwood? 'a
(Edinburgh) Magazine, pronounced
Lee one of tbe three greatest military
geuiu-cs of tbe English speaking race
Marlborough, Wellington, jLile.
Col. Fretmantle, of the British Cold
stream Guards, spent
Confederacy during the war
arid witnessed several desperatej bat
tles. UpoD his return to England be
puW.shud his enjoyable "Three
Monthsj in the Confederacy,!'
which be does Gen. Lee much ere
'and shows a very high
of.bis eplendid and rare qualities. I
A very singular work is juso out.
It is called "The Campaign of Frd-
18G2. A Study for Officers' of Ivjol-
unteers. By a Line Officer. London
1886." It is by a'British officeij and
is a study of tactics as applied to
Lee's manner of fighting the battle
of Fredericksburg. The author of
course greatly praises Lee's general
the entire .War, but be
criticises (we know
failure to follow up his success at
shown in the Century
the folly of such criticism,
Gen. Long very clearly shows jts
absurdity. It is easy to criticise
when you are not present and do
not understand the situation. '
Gen. Lse said that every private
have fought the
battle better than
he did. That is,
according to after criticism. He sard
the great' soldiers were tbe editors.
They knew always what was go
ing to happen, but unfortunately
for the country never turned oc the
light until after the fight had ended
and the disaster had come, lfj you
would understand bis great general
ship and behold what a consummate
.master of war Gen. Lee really
read his biography by Long. '
English officer thinks
Northern' troops and says it is a
high compliment to affirm as be jdoes
"that the soldiers of the Army of the
Votcmac were inferior only to L
veterans. " - : .. j
In this connection let us refer
two recent Northern books on tbe
war. Sir. WilkersoD, a Northern
journalist wbo served as a private! in
the Northern army and all through
Grant's campaigns, has "publisbeaj a
volume m which be shows how su
perior were Lte's veterans to Grant's
Itrcrucndous army, and how inferior
was gome of the material that. Grant
had to work up into soldiers. I ilis
hook is full of personal interest' and
is evidently truthful. Another popk
just published, is entitled,
amp-.t ires of lien. Lee." xy
ward S. Ellis. A. M. It is by om
we enemy. We have not seen
bock, but copy what the Char
fiews &i Courier says .'.'of it:
1 "This work, which comes from a North
ern source.- is intended to be a truthful
narrative and vivid description of the part
played by the army of Northern Virginia,
under Gen. R. B. Lee, in the bloodiest and
tnost terrific campaigns of modern times.
It really r.nntnina a well-written V!fnnt of
Jbe campaigns, with personal sketches of
vien Lte and others. - : i j
' "We can hardly look upon the work of
ar. EUi8 a8 a Bneciallv valuable contribu
"on to the history of the war, but It Js x)f
great value in the sense of marking the ad
vent of a time when Northern writers will
Kive as cheerful an account of Southern
v&ior and Southern endurance as Southern
ers themselves would give. It must be re
"ked. too, that the book, on this ac
count, is much more -likely to be read than
one which, while dealing with the same
"jcui, snouia oe oi southern origin. '5
AH this shows that the era of
friendly feeling is returning, and
at the truth is being told more
j' . . .. t i
-uu more, i ne romances called mar
histories have had their day. 'Grant
and Lee and the rest will be judged by
the actual facts and not by what liars
: and romancers may be pleased to
fabricate and -nalm off. What
ave collated shows the deep interest
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t - I ' - I I - I - ' ' - - 1 S ' - - . - 1 - .. US. ' - - - -i... J
?F. . H R . WEEKLY LSTAiR ' ::
YUrr.-A.VIlI. - . ,
taken in , the great Americau war,
and the profoond regard in wich the
greatest of American soldiers is held.
Lee was not only the greatest soldier
of the Western world, but he was the
tnoBt engaging in character and pos
sessed of the rarest and noblest com
bination of : qualities, j To read- his
life by Gen. Long is a delightf ol em
ployment. It is as charming as it is
elevating and most inspiring We
are not acquainted 'with any bio
graphy that is asorthy of study.
tor none is so noble and stimulating.
should read it. It will do all good
Dy reason or the grand lessons it
teaches of patriotism, of daty, of
honor, of true nobility of soul, of the
highest virtue, of the utmost self-
repression and self-sacrifice. ,' v
i MB, LOCKET'S DlLEnnAt
The Stab has always tried to treat
Senator Lockey fairly and courte
ously. He is a young man who de
serves credit for his studiousness and
energy in pushing himself ? forward.
In twenty years, if be lives, he will
be a prominent lawyer and a wiser'
politician than he now is. He made
a long speech some days aso on a
substitute to the Pon Convict bill
which he had introduced. He seems
to have been fairly caught io the
meshes of his own contriring. His
legislative record was' in the way of
his present position in regard to leas
ing convicts. He is reported as say
ing ; m his recent speech that; '"the
competition of convict with honest
labor was opposed to Republican
principles, and that his substitute was
a party measure." But if true what
will he do with his having given two
votes iu favor of leasing convicts, and
thereby, according to his present
theory, antagonizing 'honest labor"
and running full tilt against so-called
"Republican principles." ; i
senator rou tnus staled toe case
against the Senator from New Han
over: . ?- . j ;
"Mr. Lockey'a measure la wholly uncon
stitutional and is glaringly impractical a
scheme to scatter tha convicts from valu
able works about through the State and to
effect no good. There is no organization
which favors it. To-day Knights of Labor
in the city of Kaleigh told me that they de
tested it... I have investigated' the expense
it would incur by careful estimate and it
would make the penitentiary, cost the State
$400,000 a year. i
"Two years ago, in the; House, there waa
a proposition to let a railroad have 200 cod-
victs. There were five tie votes upon it
and Mr. Lockey voted every time for the
.railroad, : aod in bia .several votes in the
Senate he has done the same thing
This question stares the taxpayers
in the face: There are say 1,200 con
victs, and the. number ia increasing
every week, although crime jis be:
lieved by some to' be decreasing, and
possibly is. . What shall be done with
these convict? Shall they be kept
in the "pen" at Raleigh to be a bur
den upon the State, or shall
they be made to earn their own
"grub";and clothingf 11 tbey are
kept at tbe penitentiary they; must
learn trades. To make their labor
profitable the shoes and other things
they make mu6t be sold. Will not
this come directly in competition with
honest labor? We j suppose Mr.
Lockey does not favor that. What
then? :. ' :!
Tbe Star has suggested hiring half
for fair pay to railroad?, but not unless
their health is specially looked after
and tbey are humanely treated. The
other half ought to be put; to work
on the county roads, j But Mr.- Pou
opposes the latter, saying it ; would
oost $400,000 a year. To us the
figures are very wild.! North Caro
lina, if it knows its own interests,
must have good county roadsi The
present bh&meful exouses are a posi
tive disgrace to North Carolina intel
ligence and civilization. . The haul
ing of the State the year roand costs
jdst double what it would cost with
first-rate roads in every county. We
venture the assertion that Captain
Soutberl3nd'a two big blacks can
haul from .Wilmington to Wrights
ville Sound, over the shell road, as
many pounds as six horses can haul
over most of the roads in Middle and
Western Carolina. Something must
be done to save this great cost and
cure a standing evil. : ; . :
- We notice a letter "'.from Asheville
to the Charleston News and Courier
of 18th insti. in which it is olaimed
that the iron in Western North Caro
lina ! is the best in the world. . We
hope this is true. The Cranberry ore
is said to be of unsurpassed quality.
The correspondent says , ,, . " '
"These mines are located some seventy.
five miles north of tbe city. In the last
few days some capitalists from Birming
ham, Ala., interested in tbe manufacture of
iron have been prospecting in this section.
In Swain county they have purchased, near
thn Weatem North Carolina Railroad, a
iftnra area of land on which has been found
a valuable vein of iron The investments
made by outside capitalists in Swain and
nthnr of tha Western counties have caused
the nrice of ieal estate to rise constantly
fronUhe figures which might have pur
chased it two years ago." F ? j .;.
- These investments show that capi-
talists have confidence in' the rich
ness of - our mines. Wilmington is
interested. : Tf direct railroad oom-
nnnmaMan is" had with the iron arid
coal mines of North Carolina, Ten
nessee and Virginia then there ought
not to be any doubt as to this port
!ni t.hn ahinninir : point - for
VWVWiug w w g- . .
mnoh of the prOduots of thdse mines.
The Stonewall Jackson Monument
Association of Virginia, have .issued
an appeal for help in erecting a mon
ument in memory of Lee s , greatest
Lieutenant,' the- peerless Jackson.
The men who fouerht under Lee.
without reference to States, ought to
help, and so ought all m en and wo
men who revere the great and good.
The Richmond State says:
'V We feel sure that not oalv the men who
followed this -brilliant leader over ; many
a hard-fought field,; but those wbo have
studied his wonderful genius, and have
learned to admire his spotless character not
only in the South, but in the North and in
European countries as welL will gladly
contribute something towards the commem
oration in enduring form of the rarely
equalled qualities of this good and great
man." , .. ; -. :. . ... ;-;- v-..
The. Stab will forward any con
tributions for that purpose.
Gov. Hill said Jefferson lived in a
Montioello, which is a pilgrim's shrine.
The N. Y. Star corrects him.' It says:
"Monti cello was planned and built with
care, ana -Jefferson ws poua of it. it was
admired by visitors like Washington Irving,
Daniel weDster and dwara JSverett. JJd
spite some defects of arrangement it was a
As time passes .the great ability
and wisdom of the imm'orUl Jeffer
son are- becoming more apparent.
Just in proportion as politicians de
part -from 'the grand fundamenta
principles taught by the great Vir
ginian is there danger to our institu
who read Mrs. .Paw's arti
cle in the North American Review
will not be certain that Lieut. Greely
ought to be made a Brigadier Gen
eral over the heads pf 60 many meri
torious officers. It is a big leap.
The Washington correspondent of
the New! York Times writes:
Mrs. Pavy, widow of Dr. Pavy, who was
a-member of tbe late arctic expedition to
La ly Franklin Bay, appeared before the
Senate Committee on Military Affairs this
afternoon to oppose the pending nomina
tion of Capt. Greely . to bs Chief Signal
Officer She requested the committee to
defer action oh tbe nomination until Sat-;
urday, when she proposed to submit certain
documents in opposition to confirmation ",
War preparations are still progres
sing both in Germany and France.
Second Regiment IV. C. 9 G
s Col. W, U. Jones, commanding Second
Regiment North Carolina State Guard, in
General Order No. 1, announces the fol
lowing as his commissioned and non-com-,
missioned staff: ' -
Commissioned il. S. Willard, Wilmicg
ton. First Lieut, and Adjutant.
F. T. Atkins, Clinton, Quartermaster,
with rank of Captain, vice N, F. Parker,,
J. F. Bishop, MaxtoD, Commissary, with
rank of Captain.
Dr. J. A- Hodges, Fayetteville, Surgeon,
with rank of Captain, vice Dr. G.G.Thomas,
Dr. J. T. Stevens, Clinton. Assistant
Surgeon, with rank of First Lieutenant,
vice Dr. A. Hodges, promoted.
Rev. James Carmichsel," D. D , Wilming
ton. Chaplain, with rank of Captain. ,
Non-Commissioned W. A Willson, Jr., ;
Wilmington, Sergeant-Major. vice O. P.
Meares. Jr.. resigned. - :
B. F. McLean, Maxton, Commissary-Ser
geant, vice Charles J. Abearn, resigned. .
W. T. Thorpe, Sraithville. Quartermas-j
ter-8crgeant, viceF. T. Atkins, promoted.;
W. C. McDuffle. Fayetteville, Hospital
Steward, i ---- . N ' j
Anotber Salvage faae Settled.' !
' In the latter part of October last, the
schooner Fairfield, a small vessel of about
twenty tons, belonging to Capt. . S. B.
Price, of this city, was abandoned on the
coast of- Georgia. She was on the way to
this port with a cargo of rough rice and
when off Hilton Head Island, on the after
noon of the 29lh of October ran aground
on tbe outer edge of the Gaston bank,
about half an hour before Eundowo. The
crew, composed of negroes, refused to put
down tbe hatches and took at once to the
boats. The master, quite a yonng man,
was afraid to remain on tbe vessel alone
aod without any small boat in the event of
distress, and went with the crew. During
the night of the 29lh the Fairfield drifted
oat to sea and was boarded next morning
by the crew of the pilot boat -Mary OdeU,
wbo found her batches open and the Water
washing over her decks. Tbe vessel was
then eleven miles out and was drifting sea
ward. A crew was placed on board and
the vessel taken to Savannah, where she
was libeled for sal vase. She was Bold re
cently under an order of the United States
Court. , -1 .--.. ; - ' '- "
Last Wednetdiy, iaHhe U. S Circuit
Court at Savannah, Judge Speer rendered
a decree that the sum of $500 be allowed
the petitioners for salvage services, and that
the balance of the proceeds of tbe sale of
tho vessel and cargo, amounting to f 1,178,
be paid to the owners of tbe vessel. The
court also awarded the salvage as follows:
$250 to tbe owners of the Mary OdeU, $25
to W. J.j Thompson, master of the tug
boat, $10 to the master of the Fairfield,
who conducted her into port, while the re
maining $315 were divided among the mas
ter and.1 cre w of the pilot boat in proportion
to their rank and wages,
Richmond county voted yesterday upon
the question of subscription by the-county
to the Capital stock of the South Atlantic
& Northwestern Railroad Company the
road froth Smithville .to Bristol, : Tenn.
Advices from Lturinburg up to S p. m
state that the vote for . "no subscription" at
that place was 433. The total vote of the
place is about 600, which it was thought
would! be cast bsfore the close of the polls.
The negroes were voting solidly with the
.whites, for the first time m their history,
There; was very strong opposition to "sub
scriptlon" in Laurinburg. ; -. '
No advices have , been received from
other places in the county.! ; - .
A Pointer for Speealator. '
The . Dutch and their descendants liv
ing in! Cleveland county, have a supersti
tion as to Ash Wednesday. They say that
if that day is fair and bright it will be a
good wheat year, but if dark and cloudy
little wheat will be raised, .and if some of
these farmers -are asked to sell flour they
will put the purchaser off until after Ash
Wednesday, so that they may know how the
day will turn out.
; WILMINGTON, N. C, FRIDAY, 31 ARCH 4, 1887
ST A TE LEO J SLA TURK
Pearkonia Conair Government Bill
Pawed by tbe Home-Th Debate on
the measure Bnrean of Labor Statu
tie BUI Passed by tbe Senate Tbe
Revenue Bill, Ac. -" .- , -i -.....
. Special Star Report. '.. -t
i SENATE. - '
RALKlon, Feb. 24. The following bills
were Introduced: - 1
To prevent settin s fish trans in CaDe
Fear river and Baldhead creek.' ' -.
To amend the charter of Durham : .'
To reduce the appropriation to ihe Uni
versity from $15,200, to $7,500. - -
To provide for the redemption - of lands
sold for taxes - .
To amend tbe Codo relation to rezistra-
tlon of conditional sale. . - 1
To provide for tho erectioa of a monu
ment to Nathaniel Mscon. - "
To incorporate the Cherokee Lind Min
ing Company. - - - -r
In rela ton to certain conreseed judg
Tbe House bill to establish a Bureau of
Labor S;alis?ic8 was taken up on second
reading.- Alexander's mot ton to strike out
the words f raised from tax on fertilizers
'was lost i Field's amendment to attach
Bureau to Agricultural Department was
lost ayta 13,- nays 83. - The bill passed
second' reading ayes S3. - nays 14 and
was then placed on third reading An
amend mem to reduce the salaries of offices
was lost yes 10. nays 85 The -bill.
passed third and final reading.
Bill to increase the number of Supreme
Court Judges to five, iota submitted to the
people at the next general election, passed
second and third reading unanimous. ,
" ! HOUSE '' -'
Very ftw bills were introduced to-day.
The principal ones were the following:
To authorize local optioo in Reidsville.
To chance the name of Bro vo Marsh
township, Bladen county
Toprovlda for caitisg a consiiiutional
-To survey and locale tbo line bit ween
Brnoswictt acd Columbus counties.
v "- I TflS CALENDAR.
Tbe bill relating to the boundary hoe of
the town of Maxton pissed its secofcd aad
: THE BKVBSU8 BILL
This bill was taken up again. The Re
publicans were sick of tbeir bit of mik
yesterday in reducing the income exemp
tion from $1,500 to $300 York moved to
reconsider.! and actually claimed that he
voted for Lindsay s amendment to that
effect in order ibnt he might do so. York
said his party bad supDoried tbe amend
ment and put itself in a fihe pst!ion
Holt said that tbe Kpubllcaa party had
put itself on record in tcls matter. " .
Pntchrd, (Kep ) admitted that tbu was
a-tact, and favored, reconsideration., bo
did William?, who yesterday spoke in fa
vor of the amendment.
Ewart did not thick tbe sectioo applied
to raechfinics and laborers, but only to such
cersons as received "salaries." He mdo a
distinction f between "salaries and wasei.
It was very interesting to see the Republic
cans eagerness to rrtrsce their ateps in this
matttf. York called tbe ayes and noes oa
the motion to rvctasider The vote was
aje971, noes 27. -
Holt moved that tbe section be adupitd
as recommended by tbe Finance Commit
tee, 'placing the amount of exemption at
$1,500. . j - .. -
f ritcbard oucred an amendment that iht
words "salaries or fes" shall not apply to
wages or (aoorcrs or operatives, but that
these eball bj exsaspted. ' He said he con
sidered all persons wbo worked as. clerks,
&c ; to be laborers -:; :
Lindsay offered ao amendment to make
tbe amount of exemption $500 and tbe tax
on incom 9 derivtd from salaries or fees
one per cent., instead of one-balf of one
per cent, l bis was lost 31 to 69
Mills offered an amendment to strike out
all of he sections taxing silariea or fees or
granting exemptions.- '
JLiUidsay said tbo Legislature waa mating
a gross distinction against tbe farmi rs, wbo
were taxed in every possible way. uc said
the people would certainly bold the Legis
lature to account for what they were doing
in this matter . ..
Tbe Speaker at ibis stag's -of the pro
ceedings said be did not wish to lecture the
House, bus that if there were not less talk
ing and more work, the House would never
get through iu work " .
Juills amendment was voted down.
On Pritcbard's amendment the ayes and
noes were taken. It was adopted ayes
60. n. es 84. :
Doughton's amendment, to make the
amount of exemption $1,000.' was adopted
-54 to 80. i
Tbo section, as amended, was then
adopted 69 to 10, and is as follows:
Sec 5 On the lncames and profits de
rived from any property not taxed, during
the year preceding tbe drst day of June in
each year,; there shall be a tax of one per
centum, without exemption. On incomes
derived from salario of fees during tbe
same time there shall be a tax of one-balf
of one per centum The taxpayer, in re
turning bis salary or fees, shall be allowed
to deduct fifteen hundred dollars as neces
sary expenses for conducting bis business or
for the support or ms iHmuy rrovutea.
however, that tbe words "salary and fees"
shall not be construed to mean tbe wages
earned by any laborer or operative, but
that tbe wases of laborers and operatives,
whose earnings do not exceed fifteen hun
dred dollars, shall be exempted from tbe
provisions of section 6. " . -
COTJHTT GOVERNMENT BILL
This bill was taken up as a special order,
displacing the revenue bill, in the face of a
protest from Sutton, and by a party vote of
republicans ana lnaepenaents. it is fear
son's bill. . '. -
Prilcham offered an amendment, which
Pearson accepted, that tbo amount of pen
alty of bond in section 5 shall not exceed
An amendment was onerea by Lieazr
that the amount of penalty should - bs
two-fifths i instead of one fifth tbe county
Pearson spoke on the bill. - He srJ tbe
abuses off -tbe oruseut sybtcci of electiog
count? commissioners were very great If
each member would only tell of those be
knew of the pile of evidence would reach
as hib as the dome of the Capitol, tie was
strongly in i favor of divorcing the joint
boards of magistrates and county commis
sioners. The gist ot- tbe matter was, eacn
Dartv savs the people are with it on this
Question, and he wished to submit it to the
people, .never in tne west nas me system
been Dopnlar. It has been tolerated as in
tended to serve a purpose only. As long as
matters stand in their present shape tney
eive tbe Reoublican Dartv a cudgel with
which : they will eventually beat do,wn
the Democratic party. - Tne only ar
gument in favor of the present system, save
the one that it was used by our forefathers
for a hundred years. But convictions are
changed. ;The people want more liberty
Chances must be made to meet tbe new
order of things. , Our grandfathers im-
tmsonedlor debt: who favors such a sys
temT Once there was a property qualifica
tion ; now it would not be tolerated. -:. The
people of the West demanded this change
If they could not eel it they would go on
in their demands until an entire change
was secured. They reeard this bill as a
compromise. . . .
Overman asked Pearson if he (Pearson''
had not stated in his campaign that ne did
not desire to chanee the. system- of county
government for the East but for the West.
Pearson said that this was substantially his
view and the view of his people on the
matter. He went on to attack, "county
rings," as growing out of the system. As
to negro -supremacy, ho anticipated no
trouble. He felt sure that every Republi
can here knew that that party r was far
different from that ot 1868, which; went
down, as it deserved to so down. .Now
every one of these Representatives is a native
North Carolinian. ' He said satirically, that
the county commissioner was the highest
omcer in this country; that is, ne was iar
tber removed from the people. If tbe peo
ple of the French Broad valley were given
the choice of voting for President or for
their county commissioners, ' they - would
take the latter every time. He was willing
to say frankly that one of the main pur-
poses of the bond was to protect the people
irpm any irresponsible men -. He had been
told lb at good ' inioy of the negro mem
bers would vote and intended to vote
w iru ink: i n iu ill 1 1 ruxia r an wy akv n m n rf.r. n a ir.
.!k. lilt a m k . . .'-,
.n.i,uoc iiitj uau wtu turn j
it was a fling at their race He assured thenar
vuok vuia was no v a iaci, -; tie nau no rear i
of the adoption of a system of sonular eo-
vernment having any effect in. the way of
social equality. He said frankly . that en
franchisement was too sudden; it Should
have been paitial He said tbe negro was
not jet fitted, to txercise ludlcial fuuetions.
He complimented the negroes upon their
progress, , and said that very few pf the
generation now coming of age were unable
to read the ballots they cast. In conclu
sion, Pearson said the people demanded
popular rights and honest democratic go
vernment. The people of the West de
manded it; tbelr cry for it waa higher and
higher. . ... .;
r" Parsons attacked Pearson for inconsist
ency, fur having voted against Pionlx's bill
to aiiow ite people to elect county; com
missioners and magistrates; thus raying iu
effect that the people were not qualified to
elect their officers. Ha termed Pearson a
"trimmer," trying to steer bis boat between
the twO parties, Only an Ia dependent
could vote for such a bill; neither the Re
publican nor the Democratic party could
support it Both opposed it on principle.
He said thai Pearson's avowed object in
the bill wsb to break up court , house rings,
but his bill simply made the ring to Consist
of the five commissioners . instead pf the
sevens-five magistrates, and a ring of five
was i mucheasier to control than a ringof
seventy-five. This bill, too, proposes io in
crease, enormously the powers of the com
missioners . Tbe five men are to absolutely,
imperiously, manage county affairsj- The
bill, too. limits the cfli.ie to rich men. for
only suca are eligible. The poor man ia
barred, for he cannot give a $5,C00s justi
fied bond. This is an embargo upon boB-
esty and poverty The present law; lays
no such embargo. If any comical Dartv
wants to go before tha people tpou this
qnestioa. why I t the independents, the
mugwumps, do u. Tbey aro the only ones
who can do so. The requirement of a bond
Tor such officers is a puce of follyi Tue
county commissioaers handle no (noney.
As to fearson s temaik that a vote on ibis
bill would show how -tho, peoplcj stood,
Parsons said that Pearson wanted such a
test, so as to see how the people stood, and
nnd out un wmcu side to get lumseir. JNow
he had no position at all. ; The j bill is
nothing more or less than a worthless pitcc
of paper. Both parties are here for other
purposes than to find out for tho Indepen
dents bow the people etand on. this! ques
tion. " , . v. I
i iPritcbar i a:d that if the Republicans
bad introduced the bill tbey would have in
cluded the magistrates -in it. Tbe Republi
can pany would vote for any -measure of
the kind He attacked the Democrats for
fraud and mismanagement in c;uoty gov
ernment. . He said that one Deniocr&tur
official had drawn pay for the support of a
female pauper wbo bad been dead, two
years He said the whole system was born
ia fraud. The convention of 1875! was a
fraud. Republicans must, vote for any
measure of relief. " j
Holt said the bill was a "licU mau's bill."
He spoke of ihe record of the Republican
parly; that dreadful record. ' He severely
denounced Pritchard. The Deniocrau
punished misdoeis. Tbe man Pritchard
spoke of was now ia the Penitentiary. He
attacked the Republican party for its dis
franchisement of a free people. His ar
raignment was very powerful I
Pritcbard, in reply, attacked the 'Demo
cratic party as tbe Ku Klux party. He
called tbe previous question at tbe conclu
sion of bis remarks, t
Dougherty's amendment to change the
words ."probate judge in section 5 to
"judge of the superior court riding the cir
cuit was lost.
Doughton's amendment making the date
of election in 1888 tbe same time .as tbe
regular election was voted n. The ayes
and nays were demanded . The vote stood :
Yens 51 nays 59. The Republicans and
Independents voted solidly in the negative,
tbe Democrats ia the affirmative.
Leazai's amendment to make tbe penalty
two-fifths was whbdrii i 7
The bill then came up on its second read
ing, and .Pearson demanded the jeas and
There, were many explanations, .r uber.
Democrat, rather favored the bill but voted
no. Hoimaa rather favored something hi
this direction, but voted no. j
Wulian.son said he bated to vote for
this bill, but it was a party question and he
had to vole for it. His honest convictions
were against it, but York, Pritchard and
other party leaders were cracking tbe whip.
He would, the Liord knew, rather be cruci
fied than vote for the bill. P.
The vote was as follows: Ayes 66, noes
51.- ' - - f - '
There was objection to tbe passage of the
bill on its third reading, but this was finally
withdrawn acd tbe bill came up.
Parsons onered au amendment providing
that justices of the peace be included in the
provisions oi me uui as wen ua i uiogia
trates. " i . . i
On ibis amendment the ayes and noes
were demanded. ;i
Pritchard called ou tha Republicans to
vote for this bill, saying it was just what
the Republicans wanted. They laughed
at the Dcm icrats, thinking they bad them
in a tight place, and said the Democrats
had put themselves on record. Parsons
bad, however, only offered the amendment
to test Pearson. The vote on tho amend
ment was. ayes 60. noes 46. Parsons voted
aye, saying he wished to make the; bill as
odious as possible rearson votea aye.
Oakley tried to dodge, but was called on to
vote and required to do so. The Republi
cans forced him to do it, but would not
allow him to explain. It raised quite a
sensation. , He voted for tbe amendment,
but slid be would not yote for the bill.
For that reason be bad dodged. f
Parsons said tbe Republicans thought
tbey had him in a tight place, but tbey
were in one themselves. . . .?
Pf arson said while he favored bis. bill as
originally introduced, he would vote for
the bill as it now stood
Attbisnoint a motion to adlourn was
voted down. .-' !
Pearson said be wished the bill amended
so as to make the election of magistrates by
townships, instead of bv the whole county.
Parsons said this suited nim. it would
make the bill even more odious:
Dough ton again offered an amendmentjto
change the date or tbe election io loss.
This was lost 52 to 58
Pearson accepted an amendment! offered
by Pritchard, to make tbe election by
townships, instead of by counties. !
On the third reading Liindeay, lndepen
' dent, voted no,"- ' .- ."" .' - ' . 4 , ;-
The vote on the third reading was ayes
59. noes 54 The Republicans, applauded,
as did tbe colored people iu the lobby on
that side of the House.
At 2.80 the House adjourned, i
Raleigh, Feb. 25.--Tbe following bills
were introduced: : i
To provide for the support of the Insti
tution for the Deaf and Dumb and Blind.
To amend chapter 2971, volume 2, of
the Code, relatioe to insolvent debtors.
To amend -: the charter of the Suffolk
Land and Lumber Company,
- To allow tbe people to elect commission
ers ana justices ot tne peace. - ? -
To amend haDter 234. Laws of 1881
.The bill for the support of the Asylum
for the Insane wss taken up as tbe special
order. : It appropriates $56,000 per annum
for the asylum at Raleigh. -for sustenance
of patients. &c . and $38,000 per annum
for the next four years, for tbe purpose of
building two wings- Appropriates $80,000
for the year 1887 and StfO.OW for the year
1888. for the Western Asylum, besides fifty
convicts to build a : road from the depot to
the asylum. An amendment wsb offered
to strike out ' the appropriation for- the
wings. And also an amendment Offered to
strike out convicts for tbe road. An
amendment to insert $25,000 in place of
$38,000 was lost. The amendment to strike
out convicts for the road was adopted.1: On'
the previous question vole by sections
tne om passed its second ana third react
ings. v , ,
I ' " - " HOUSE. - t
A resolution was adopted fixing the fol-
lowing as tne hours of work from next
Monday to tbe close of tbe xsioa: 9'n.
m. u lp m; S p. m to 6 m .. 8 p. ia,
to 11 n.-ci-:-.:-,: - :r-v v--';v '.it
: lBTKOlTVCTION OF BILLS .'h
" Cmcefniag pilots of tbe Cape Fear rivVr
i o esiauusn a normal scnool at ttargawj
To change the )ine between. Pitt and
Greene counties.. " . ,
To provide for uiklrjg'Tbe public rnada
in Edgecombo. ! ' (
To establish the St. .Andrews Home,: ot
aged and indigent colored people , a
. TBB CALENDAR i '
McMillan made a motion t recoi -t-ider
the resolution, adopted Wednesday nini,
to instruct the Attorney' General ti bring
suits against certain railways for failure to
report annually to the State Treasurer
since 1671. McMillan said he. had voted
for the resolution "in fun."
Ewart said the resolution ought not to bo
reconsidered. The Governor and ihe At-4
torney General favored the resolution. The
resolution was a just and proper one. There
is $125,000 due by .the railways for piSiai
ties under this la w . ' The roads have a
lobby at work here. : They wish to dereit
this resolution, of course. v ! ' jij
- : Pritchard asked if tbe statute of limita
tions dirt not bar. . Ewart said it did not. i ir
Fulton Vaid the time had come when the
State muct enforce its laws and get from
under tbe ibralldom of tbe railways. He
spoke of the power of the latter; their con
tempt for the law. their powerful influence
at political conventions and otherwise. : He
moved jo table the resolution ; Otf this
Ewatt demanded tbe yeas and nays. The
vote was yeas 63, na s 28 8o the motion
to reconsider was tabled. ; ; j j-
" . A SPECIAL ORDEU. : i
The. Huuse took up the bill to provide
that iu chscs of suspectei poisoning two
competent pbysicitns shall examine the
stomach, intestines, &c, and if in their
Judgment there exists causa, shall send the
stomach, &c , to the State Chemist.. After
some debate the I ill was put upon its se
cond leading and failed to pass 40 to 44.
" THE AGRICULTURAL BILL; . J ! f
The Uouse next took up, as a special or
der, the Agricultural bill. - - i-i
The bill was read by sections Fries ex
plained it and spoke in favor of the bill.
He gave in detail ihe work of the depart
ment in all its branches. He said that the
bill was drawn in accordance with tbe
views and recommendations of tbe Far
mers' Convention.! The department,-1 he
asserted, bad advanced and fostered every
interest or the 8tate East, West and centre.
King moved to insert the "Master of the
State Granso" in the first se'tion. He at
tacked the farmers convention. j
Fries said that the purpose of the bill was
to exclude all ex-officio members' of the
boar-l save ihe Governor. ' He defended
the farmeis' convection. " ' -i- t. : : v
: Tbe result of the vote on the amsndtmnt
was ayes 51;! nays 43 1
" To section 2 Ewart offered au amend
rnent to make the meetings of the board
four times a year and no more, and to pay
only actual cost of travel to and from
meetings, and not ten cents a mile. The
amendment was adopted. ' -j j
White, of Perquimans, moved to'slrike
out section 10. - He said the expense of a
geologist should be borne by the Agricul
tural Department, i -" T
Holt said the section was drawn up ntthe
express request of tbe farmers' convention.
t ries said tnat jr tbe section were stricken
out the Stale could never have a geologist.
The Vote oa White's amend me t wan 45
to 49. so it wss lost. The section was then
adopted . - j ' -,J ""' ' ; .. : :
To stction 14 iWhite. of Perouimans.
(Republican) offered an amendment to re
duce tbe amount appropriated to f 30.000.
He sa d tbe Senate bad made tbe appropri
ation $20,000.; t';. ! -
Macon said .bo did not believe in follow
ing tbe example of the Senate He said
tbe latter body was not mindful of tbe iaf
erests and wishes of the paople. j! ; .
Williamson opposed tbe amendment, say
ing that the Committee had given1 the bill
the most careful and thorough considera
tion, and every calculation had bee t made.
Tbe estimates could not be further reduced.
Oa the amendment Crawford (a Republic
can) called the yeas and nays. . j
Jung attacked the Kepabltcaus for-sta
antagonizing the bill. '-, - ;
Fries said the farmers bad requested that
this bill pass as it stands It met their re
quirements. , i if
W bite a amendment was lost ay is lit.
nays 60. j . .!t.
Saunder.', uepublican, moved to amend
by striking out the latter portion of section
14, after the word 'named," thus diver ing
the remainder of tbe fund for the Agricul
tural College into the State treasury.- He
antagonized such a college, and did not
care for the farmers's demands. He called
the yeas and nays cpon his amendment i:
Fries said tbe amendment was not Con
stitutional, i '-:': ll
Williamson and Oikley antagonized the
amendment. ! ' "hi
The amendment .was lost ayes- 27,
The section Was adopted.
&.t 2.10 Ihe House adjourned
LAST SIGHTS SESSION.
Tne Senate was in session last night until
11 o'clock, but disposed of no bills save
tboseof a private character. s i
At last niehva session of the House the
consideration of the Revenue bill was com
pleted, and it passed its third reading, with
an amendment taxing every lawyer f 10 per
annum. ( V ."; --'r-.,
The biil to create the county of LilHng-
ton, out of parts of Rowan and Iredell, was
taken up. with adverse committee reports
On a vote the bill was defeated 57 to 24.
Tbe bill to create the county of Badger,
out of parts of Wake, Nasb, Johnston and
Franklin, was tabled. i i
The House was in session until nearly la
oclock. .... . -(.'. -; - ... '-.,.:.-' . -. t-i fi
- "'1 SENATE. f.t fi.
SRaleigh, Feb. 26. Senator Bryan ro,e
to a Question ot personal nrivuege. t tie
said that after his remarks yefterday con-
cernine the cost of patients in the asylum
at Ka'.eigb, Dr. Urissom came to bis desa
and told bim that unless he took back what
be (Bryan) bad stated, he (Grissom) would
see to it that it would hurt -him with his
constituents. He denounced Grissom as a
man who took advactaee of his official
status to hulldoze Senators, and said that be
would retract nothing. .
The following bills were introduced:
To incorporate the Western Land Com
To incorporate bouibern fines.
To chant e tbe lime of holding couits in
Franklin and Wilson counties.
To amend the charter of tbe South At
lantic & N. W. R. R. .
CALENDAR BILLS. . .
To allow Transylvania county to erect a
For the relief of sureties of E. R. Out
law, sheriff of Bertie county.passed second
and third reading. - .
Bui supplementary to , act regulating
freights on railroads passed second and third
reading. . j . i
. The session atnieht waa a long one. Tbe
following resolution was adopted almost
unanimously: . - . - i I i
- Resolved, That before any county, city,
town or other municipal corporation can
contract any debt, pledge ita faith, or land
its credit, or authorize tbe levy or collection
of any tax. except for ordinary expenses, it
must be sanctioned by a majority of all the
qualified voters thereof. .-k '-- t i " j i
, The bill to establish the Agricultural;
and Mechanical - College was, .taken
up- and was discussed - with consider
able spirit. It was Anally decided to
postpone its further consideration until next
Tuesday, when it will be taken up in con
nection with the special orders, bills to re
peal the appropriation of $15,000 to the
University and to abolish county scholar
ships thereat.;'- - - ; ' v.
Hollowav submitted a favorable report
on the bill to incorporate St. Andrews'
Home for aged, and infirm colored people
at Wilmington. . ' i: ' ;--:-J; 9 -
. The principal ; bills . Introduced ; to-day
were the f ollowinir : -
To incorporate the Asheville & Greenville
Railroad Company. . k. i -
To provide for the support of the Peni
tentiary.- V ,
To protect mechanics.
There was a very funny bill by Turner,
of Mitchell, to regulate tbe sale of Jamaica
ginger in that county vrJt-
BILLS PASSED 8SCOND KEADINO j-'f;
- To incorporate the towns of Rufe, Greene
county; Wadesboro. Anson county; Silver
City, Chatham county; James City, Craven
county; j Williamsburg.. Vance county;
Hickstown, Durham county;- --,' . , i
To charter .. the Asheville & Tennessee
Railway. . . -
To charter the Salem, Dan River & Win
ston Railroad. . : - - i )
To charter the ' Murfreesboro Railroad
Company.- . t - ' i
To allow townships io Surry and Yadkin
to vote subscription to railways. ' i t
To allow Montgomery county to levy a
special tax to build a court house .
To extend the corparata limits of Fre
mont, Wayne county. - " t .
To incorporate . Harnett county rail
way. - 'S - "... t',f" : " . j r.:
To authorial Harnett coaaty "to levy a
special tax. ., , . . . .. . ,; . : i-)
To allow the to n of Shelby to ' issue
To incorporate Hamilton, Martin county.
To amend the charter of the Yadkin
Railroad. . i
To extend the corporate limits of Selma.
To incorporate Atlantic, .Virginia and
Henderson Railroad. - - . - IJ
To incorporate the New Bern ; gradei
scnoois. i . , . :.v
BILLS PASSED THIBQ KBADIMO j ;
To authorize Ashe county to levy a spe
cial tax.ll- :--..s - .-. ;r'
To amend the charter of Burgaw. .-:!
To incorporate the North Carolina Es
tate Company (limited.) - M
.' To Incorporate Benson, Johnston county.
To incorporate the Central and North
western Railroad Company, j
To incorporate Conetoe, Edgecombe
county, j . ..-- - j
To incorporate. Merry Oaks, Chatham
county. I: ' '" 1 1.
To incorporate Asheville Military Acad
emy. - ,.)! . .. :". : . ",. ; ); .
To incorporate Cranberry and Piedmont
Turnpike Company (allows it 100 convicts
at $125; each, to be paid for io cash.)
To incorporate the .Albemarle and Pan
To incorporate the Wilmington and Sea
coast Railway Company.
- Dr. Worth gave notice that the ma
chinery set would be called up next Tues
SENATE FBIDAY NIGHT.
ill to reduce the legal rate of inter
est to six per cent, (introduced bV William
son) was taken up on its third reading, and
tailed to pass. ; - . ' j
-- The bill to return to Louiaburg and Lou
isburg township $6,400 in railroad bonds,
held by. the Penitentiary for copvict labor,
passed. i '--.- -j
A similar bill, for the return of binds of
Carthage township, Moore county, failed, to
pass : '.-.-. . - . ' i
The Senate was in session until 12 30
this morning, and nearly cleared its calen
Au Extra Session of Congress Htgbly
Probable on Account of tbe Failure
to Perfect tbe Appropriations Bills
Opinions Kelallve to tbe Power of
tbe President to Appoint Inter-State
Commerce Commissioners. -
Talacsaob to the kornliu Uttr.
Washington, Feb. 26 Despite tbe with
of tbe resident and of the members
both houses of Ccn press to avoid tbe cices
sity for a called sesaion of tbe two houses,
or a special session of the Senate, the opin
ion is entertained this morning that matters
in respect to tbe appropriations . bills ire
rapidly drifting into a position, if indeed
they have already reached it, which make a
tiled session inevitable. - -
Mr. Allen says that in all bis service in
both houses he has never known . such a
etate of ! backwardness in regard to appro
priations bills, and for this condition of
thiDes he declares that neither the Senate
oof its committee on Appropriations is re
sponsible in any way. .
Lr. lieck, member of tbe Uenate Appro
prECHOTS Coma ttedecla res hia belief that
it will be impossible during tbe remaining
days of this session-to finish the appropria
tions bills. .
The matter of appointments and confirm
ations, while probablv sufficient of itself to
bring about a special sesiion of the Senate,
contributes to influences which may pro
duce a called session. I
Opinions respecting the power of the
President to appoint Inlcr-State Commerce
Commissioners during the recess of the Sen
ate are widely variant. Messrs . Edmunds,
rugh, Harris and other Senators ot promi
nence, declare without qualification tnat
the President has no shadow of constitu
tional or legal right to fill ao office newly
created I when the Senate is not in session
to give its advice and consent; and that his
power in the matter is limited to tilling va
cancies temporarily which may happen du
ring tbe iecess. It is held th&t should be
do so they could rot qualify, draw their
or legally perform any duties
A Larce Prise Won by a Norfolk Hob
Learning that one-tenth of ticket No.
91,960, I which drew the capital prize! of
$150,000 in the drawing or The Louisiana
State Lottery on the lllh inst.. had been
collected through the Marine Bank, a re
porter of The Virginian determined to find
out whom fickle fortune had so favored,
and soon discovered that Capt. I Cain, of
the steamer "Bonito," was one of a party
to whom the ticket belonged. Captain cam
was sought, but as bis steamer was in North
Carolina, he could not be seen until last
nieht at 5 o clock, when bis boat arrived.
At that hour tbe reporter went to the wharf
and asked for Captain Cain, and was di
rected to the boat, where .be was found
leaning out of the pilot-house window di-
recung tbe landing oi bis cargo. uponssK
ing a few questions, it was learned that
Captain Cain is one of thirty residrtti of
our city, wbo lor about two years nave con
tributed monthly one dollar each to a club
for the purpose or buying tickets in loe
Louisiana State Lottery, and during this
period several prizes bave been won, but
none over $200, which nmouot has been
drawn by them three or four limes. Just
before t the drawing of the lllh inst. jibe
club bought tickets, and amonz tbem was
the tenth-ticket numbered ai.uou, ana on
examining the official list of numbers
drawn; the club discovered that they were
the fortunate winners of $15,000. Tbey de
posited the ticket in the Marine Bank I for
collection, and on Thursday received tbeir
money. Captain Cam said tbe club would
still continue to purchase tickets monthly,
as before. Congratulating the Captain on
bis fortune, and thanking him for his in-
formation. tbe reporter bade him good
evening. Norfoucl Va.) Virginian. van 30.
FENNS I It VA. SJA ...
Six Bora Horribly Crnsbed and la
- I ; stantly Killed.
Br Telegraph to the Moraine Star.
Eabton. February 26. Seven boys, of
aires raneine from 12 to 15 years, no
had .been bunting mnsk rats, were walking
borne on tbe track or tbe iienign valley
Railroad today. Tbey saw a coal train
approaching them on one track and step
ped to the otner to avoid it, wnen tne last
passenger train ran into tbem at a moment
when the coal train was opposite them.) Tbe
boys were all struck by the passenger train.
Some were knocked against tbe coal train
and some on tbe opposite side of the road.
Six were horribly crushed and instantly
killed, and one , escaped unhurt, having
been struck by the body of his brother and
knocked off tbe track.
i a Suunarr of tbe Crop" to XMito. .
"1 : IB j Telegraph to tne Morning Star.l -'
New Yobk. '.Feb. 28. Receipts of cot-'
ton for all interior towns, 42,934 bales; re
ceipts from plantations, 74.846 bales; total
8,148,764 bales, of which 2.607,374 bales
are American, against 8.049,307and 2,623,-,
907 bales respectively last year; crop in
sight 5, 803, a bales,
- Raleigh Visitor : W . JS. Hight,
deputy sheriff of-Vance county, brought ;
four convicts to the penitentiary this porn-.
?: " , ..
Durham Mecorderr . We. learni
that a negro woman living near Stag'gvillo
killed her husband with' an axe Usl Monday.-
We bave not 'beard the particulars ?
and know nothing of the circumstiaui-es
nor cause of the killing . ; , . j -.. V
' Greensboro News: Mr. Martin .
Calvin Dixon died in this city ye,tordy -
morning about 6 o clock, of a rbeumastu
affection. Mr. Dixon Whs a Crol;uio,
born in Cartaret county, March 25 h. 1839, ;
and bad nearly attained his 47th year,
Asheville Citizen:- From thn
8th of January to the 16th of February in
clusive thero was shipped from the Ashe- .
ville depot, to different markets, . 1,174.560
pounds of tobacco. Three fourths of
the freight bandied in Western North Caro
lina is received at the Asheville depot
Raleigh Chronicle', Rev; ; James
C. Rockwell, of Fair Bluff, who haslwril
ten often for the pleasure of . the readers of
the Chronicle, is now pastor of the Baptist
chuichcs at Fair Bluff, Porter Swamp,
Boycs Chapel and Like WaccAmawl He
has also taken charge of the Fait Bluff
Academy and has 45 pupils. 1
Henderson Gold Leaf: Tbe op
eratives in the tobacco factory of W. L.
Meadows & Co , Oxford, struck for higher
wages op. Monday morning. Tbeir de
mands not being acceded to, tbey left in a
body. Mr. W. L Meadows came down on
Tuesday and employed other hands, j i
$1.20 a pound for fifty-pound lots of tobac
co is doing pretty well, ain't it f That is
what Frank Wortbnm got for some last
week. - - ' . .
Raleigh Signal, Hep.: The Re-.
publicans of tbe 12th Senatorial - District,
and of the whole Stale, are to be congratu
lated upon having' such a worker as Mr."
Lockey in the Senate. He is yet a young
man, not quite 29 years , old, we believe.
He surely has a bright future before him.
He is tho most troublesome member to tho
Democrats that tho Republicans have in
the Senate, is a strong debater, and an ac
complished parliamentarian. - .
' Washington Progress: Richard
Gibbs. colored, was sentenced to three
years in tbe penitentiary by Judge Avery,
last week, for larceny. While on bis way
back to jail, the negro made threats as to
what he would do after he had served out
bis sentence. He was remanded before the
Judgo, who placed an additional seven
years upon his first sentence, in ordei to al
low him ample time to cool off. t-Hon.
Thomas G. Skinner, our Congressman, is
always on the watch for opportunities to
benefit bis people and humanity. Hois
now engaged in a most worthy effoijt, and
we hope be will meet with the success the
case merits. It is to have pensioned the
families of the brave men who lose their
lives in the United States Life Savinfc Ser
vice. ;. , ' ' .;::::.:;.. ,;- ; ' - -
Charlotte Democrat: The Rev.
Mr. Piercon's preaching has done much
good in this community, and it is reported
that about 500 persons have been convered.
On Sunday last, 47 joined the Tryon! Street
Methodist Church, 85 the Second Presby
terian, 80 tbe First Presbyterian aad I 7 the
Baptist Church. - The Charlotte town
ship chain gang was increased by Judge
Meares's court last week to;aboul'40f mem
bers. Tbey are doing good workj it is
said, on tbe roads leading to the city.
Some members of the Legislature have
been denouncing the Statesville Landmark,
Wilmington Stab and Asheville Citteen for
something that displeased them, thereby
giving those papers a splendid advertise
ment. Will not somebody denounce the
' Raleigh News Observer:
ored preacher named Alexander Morris gotl
into trouble yesterday injustice Whitakers
court. He was charged with the embezzle
ment of fifty dollars, and being unable to
show a receipt for tho money orj show
where it was, was convicted and (bound
over to Court iu a bond of $100. - I- Nine
hundred and seventy-five names have been
secured to tbe petitions circulated by the
anti-prohibitioniats in favor of ordering
another election on tbe question of j "local
option" in Raleigh township next Juno.
Mr; Lockey rose to a poiut oif f per
sonal privilege in the Senate, yesterday
but ibis is one of the wormiest of chestnuts.
and we beg our readers' pardon. IfobodyS,
in tue wiui;, wmc wuiiu wauio tu uear aijjr-
thing about what Mr, Lockey may bave
said. - j . " . - - --
Edenton Fisherman and Far
mer: It is believed there will bej more
money, invtsted in fishing this year than
anV Year nrevions.1 for miuiir- t Tho
Episcopal Convection of the Eastern Dlo-j
cese of : North Carolina' convenes here in I
May. I Accidents will happen, and!
no man is exempt from them, however!
cautious be may be. Our friend Mr T. C.
Badham, lost a large trunk of samples.
caused by the dropping or nre from a
cigar which he Was smoking while packing
tbem preparatory to his leaving for a trip.
His damage amounts to at least $150..
W. A i Holloman, of - Harrellsville, met
with quite a serious accident last week,
which resulted in the breakiog of ia leg
and in other injuries. He was walking on
one of the streets of that town after
when he fell in" an unknown excavation
along the highway. "
Raleigh News Observer
estimated that more people are at work
Raleigh now than ever before. It jis also
said that the population of the city has been
increased between four and five hundred
within the last three months by people mov
ing into the city. -Another consign
ment of; those who walked in the ijray of
the evil-doer was received at the peniten
tiary yesterday. D. W. Fuller,, sheriff
of Johnston county, brought in seven
new convicts, and Sberiff J. T Alli
son, of Iredell county, conttibu ted
three, 1 (Twenty two have been received
at headquarters within the last few days.
Yesterday, in company with Messrs. Colin
Hawkins and Peter Wilson, a reporter took
a good equare and fair look at tho opera
tions of the new phosphate mills of the
.gentlemen named, and realized fully that
tbe works are meritorious and first class.
The substantial buildings and the absences
of vibration about the large engine testify
to the permanence of the enterprise. It is
one of the noisiest places ever traversed
that is, inside the mills. A thousand tons
of phosphate rock were on the yard; which
mass was being transferred into the build
ing. Considerable business was dis
posed of and applicants for license to prac
tice pharmacy were examined. There were
several candidates,, and , Messrs. Aaron
Green wald, of Wilmington, and Gaston H.
Wilder, of Charlotte, passed successful ex
aminations. After discussing various topics
tbe board adjourned to meet in Asheville
next August. ."'.-:..' -)"
i Charlotte Chronicle:- Speaker
Web3ter presides with a great dea) of dig
nity. He pushes business right alijing, and
tbe stern expression of bis face frequently
cives Dlace to a nroloneed smile. -
Parties who arrived in the city yesterday
from Gaston county report thai j a well;
known citizen of that county has been ar
rested and placed in jail upon charge of
having robbed and burned the ston oi Mor
ris Bros, at Dallas last January. -Mr.
Pearson extends an invitation to ell those
persons wno nave receivea tne uospei uies
sage, believe that God for Christ's sake has;
forgiven their sins, to publicly confess Him
and do so by coming forward afld giving
their hands. About 700 bave imade a
publia profession of their faith in Chnst.
Judge Bynum bad made the discov
ery that during his absence, burglars had
effected an entrance to bis residence and
had stolen alibis solid silverware, a fine
collectiQa valued at. $3,500. Before leav
ing borne last January Judge By bum bad
caref ullv packed bis silverware in a trunk,
which he locked and placed in bis bed
room. - The trial of Andrew McDiggs,
white; for tbe murder of 8andy Cash, col
ored, in Wadcaboro, on tbe 80th of Marcb.
1885, was begun In the Superior Court for
Union county, at Monroe last Monday af
ternoon, before at Honor, juoge Mont
gomery, and - waa concluded yesterday
morning.' The jury rn the case was unablo
to agree upon a verdict, aod the .State al
lowed tbe defendant to submit to a verdict
of manslaughter. Judge Montgomery sen
tenced Diggs to a term of 20 years impri
sonment fa the State Penitentiary, i
. ;' j With a f elioitous touch of humor
tb Atlanta Constitution describes the Ran
dau crowd in Congress as tbe "Democratic
revenue reformers" whom . Messrs. Carlisle
unrl Mnrriion will not osrmit to irepeal or
reduce the taxes on tobacco and- applejack.
Phil Record, Dem .
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