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TUB PCBK.IO HEALTH.
There are some people j who would
live in a poisooed 1 atmoppfcere-. and :.
woiiM trv to flatter themselves that
they were breathing tb pnrest air
and getting along "swimmingly."
Tbtv shut tUeir eves to facts and are
content to have, things jas they are
without making an effort to improve
their surroundings of to gather a new
leaee upon life.
To cure an evil ot anty
must know it exists.
remedy wisely yon muss understand
the i.ature of the dieease.
bo do sound public health without
pure water, proper sewage; ana pure
air. We have access
health journals and we
ioe them. It is our doty to have some
knowledge of . sanitation and health
. - ... i , . - i
recorai-1, ara it is a duty we owe our
patrols to give them the results of
any examination we may
A new Board of 'Aide men is soon
to have charge, and we invite them
to one examination L ;t them re
quest the health officer, our friend
Dr. Potter, to furnish them the
health statistics of Wilmington since
1S78, year by year, with the average
death rate for each year They will
find matter in the report, worthy of
In this connection we wish to Bay
distinctly that all men o science and
the beat authorities in Europe and
America on sanitation insist that
without pure water there
sound health; and that foul water is
the greatest Bource of danger to the
public health. There are no two opin
ions as lo this point, v .
Whenever there is an increase
the death rate in any community yon
may be sure that there is a cause for
it. Science ought to bej able to de
tect this cause,-or, it may W, causes.
But the water question is no doubt
the most important one. I n much of
the water drunk there are micro or
ganisras of infinite numbe r.. It was
stated the other day at the meeting
in New York of the American Chem
ical Society that in the Croton River
water used in New f York city
there were "an abundance
lent impurities, of organic
and of living and visih
form?, amply sufficient to
In this im etine some one or two
members thought that the people
should not know what bad water
they were drinking. m fiat the gen
eral b'-dko of tli chemists was that it
was their duly to tell the truth, the
wholes t'ruth - that withoot this the
rerae iy jwould liot and cjonld not be
THINGS KBEDEb FOR WILI9NG
KN AND THE 8TATB. ;
TLo'Stab has not failed to advo-'
cate tuc!i measures as it (believed best
for Wilmington. , Some! of its ene
mies charge that it has. I You must
favor what they think is best and not
what you think is ; best or
neglectful of the interests
mington and do not "boom" it
taiic as this comes to our ears now
and then, but it is not necessarily jhst
or correct talk.
Tbe Stab copies tbe
Col. Pardee's letter to day that con
cerns an industry that is j attracting
attention. . The need of tbe Sontb,as
the Stab has often pointed ont, is a
multiplying of industries. The peo
ple of Torth Carolina must of course
rely on farming for genuine prosper
ity. That is the true' jbasis of all
sound thrift and progress. A State
may thrive on manufacturing only,
hut ft will be at the expense of all
other peoples. The people of our
State must rely chiefly on- the farms,
but the point is to cultivate them so
ae to bring in the best; and most re
munerative results. All cotton or all
woacco will not do. He is a poor
larmer who ventures all upon one
- cop and keeps his smoke! house and
corn crib a thousand miles from
"orne. If his farm in the end is not
plastered over with mortgages it will
"8 a fate that he does not deserve;
The farmers must learn to diver
Blfy their crops and to I raise home
applies. Let them produce their
wn butter, lard, bread, bacon, &o.
nt North Carolina, ! with its re
markable variety of climate and soil,
need not to rely on farming alone for
p P6-610.! indua- for President by a paper in Calif or
triea to be . developed ,that "will help - nia.5" Ilow'many newspaper aomina-
w?" tbe general retarns and reward
that we have copied from the; Jfan
ufacturer? Record i) length to show
how in this immediate section three
important v industries have been de
veloped, two'of which are as novel as
While we are positively certain
that the people of North Cafolura as
a whole are not in as good 'a condi
tion as they were fifteen or eighteen
years ago we are ((lad i to know that
at'laBt . a multiplying "of crops ' and,
diversifying S of industries have be
gun in earnest, and pushing, -energetic,
self-reliant men are availing
themselves of the opportunities af
forded. .., ,
The time is" not remote, E we i must
hope, when more manufacturing will
be done' in .Wilmington; when .the
6yster canipg - business hall r begin
and 'be so extended as to , employ
hundreds; when vegetable canning
will be carried on extensively, and
when other industries shall spring
into life. .- " ; r .
It seems that if -Armour & Co.
have abandoned the . purpose of
building cotton seed oil mills in the
South thai another company calling
itself the j Southern Cotton Seed Oil
Co. will erect mills at various points.
This will tend to break the monopoly
of the all-grasping company that has
charge now. We hope the new com
pany will not be absorbed by the old
company. If we are to have cot
ton seed lard let us have competition,
for by that means fhe planters will
realize better ; prices and the con
sumers may possibly get purer lard.
'As mentioned before, about one
fifth of t le eo called lard is cotton
seed oil.. There is a law in Illinois
that is intended to proteot consumers
against fcod adulterations, and Ar
mour and the others ought to be in
dicted for tbe manufacture of a spu
rious lard compound j. The New
York Times gives the law. ' We
quote: j .7 -:. ' v ';' -'"
"By section 471, chaper 33, Revised Sta
tutes ot Illinois, it is forbidden 'to mix.co"
lor, or powder any article of food with any
ingredient or material either rendering the
article injurious to -health tr depreciating
teration of lard with cotton seed oil, for the
oil is used because it is cheaper than the
lard which it displaces. By section 473 of
the same chanter it is forbidden 'to mix.
color, stain or powder any food with any
material, whether injurious or not, unless
the same be manuiacturea, used, or sold. or
offered for 'sale under its true and appro
priate name, and notice that the came is
mixed or impure is marxed, primed or
stamped upon every parcel containing the
same, cr unless iniormauon or me true na
ture and name of the article be given the
buyer at the time of Bale." Do Armour &
Co. and other firms that adulterate lard
with cotton seed oil mark every parcel of
their product so that the buyer Ehall know
that it has been so adulterated? Did any
one ever see a package of lard bearing a
mark stating that a large percentage of the
contents was cotton seed oil? Evidently
tbis section has been violated
We copy this that legislators may
see now . Illinois see&s to guara
against feed adulterations. But the
law is empty and .valueless unless
enforced. ; If an extra session of the
North Carolina Legislature should be
called the members should certainly
give due attention to food adultera
tions and do what is possible to pre
vent tbe tale of spurious, fraudulent
compcund. j v I
' HELPING TAB FABIHEBS.
A scheme has been placed on foot ia
Greenville, 8. C , which ia designed to be a
benefit to tbe farming class. The plan is
to organize a company with a capital of
$50,000 to $100,000, to do a large supply
and brokerage business, furnishing farmers
with pr visions on safe securities, discount;
ing paper, making loans on real estate, se-t
curity, &c. It would be, ia other words, a
"supply and credit company." especially
for the -farmers Charlotte Observer.' ;
This is a capital idea. It is a won
der that it is not adopted in every
community in the South. There are
"oceans" f money in tbe rich North.
It can be got if sought for in the
right way. This writer has received
letters inquiring where money can be
borrowed; and how to get it from the
North. If the " Greenville : scheme
was adopted and worked by trust
worthy and just men, jwho were wil-
lintf to live and let live, a benevolent
and important work would be done.
The farmers laDormg unaer tue
severe strain ana- aistress.-oi iow.;
prices and indifferent crops are badly
handicapped. They need assistance.
They are forced to mortgage to get j
help, and this help is only secured
by paying two, three, four prices for
the same If oompanies were organ
ized with capital to" supply farmers:
at 6 or ? per cent, or less, what a tre
mendous! boon, and what a vast' say'
ing to them. If they had the . ccwA
they could buy supplies, &6., at 6 or
8 per cent, that now cost them 12,
15 or 20 or more per
e scheme is worth inquiring
An extra seesion of the Congress is
expected to be held in the Fall. The
Tariff Reformers are resolved to
make another effort to reduce taxa
tion and relieve the farmers arid oth
ers of a part of the tremendous bur.
ben that ft great and grinding mof
ia. nlAAAd noon them; They
a nnA hv : Randall azain, bat
the trial is to be ciade. ; r J
Henrj Qeorge has been nominated
tionsdoesTlttake to win the nile ?
Oar good friend of the Scotland
Neck -Democrat floats from its mast
head:; Fo? President,' David. Hill, of
New York; for Vice President, John
G. Carlisle, of Kentucky. " There are
a good 'many papers - that wonld be
willing to compromise on that ticket;
we may suppose. ; 1 . ' "
The Tory Government is said to
be willing,: to stay victorious tempo
rarily, v. A London : special to the N.
Y.'jStar dated .the 17th inst,, says : I
"Mr. Gladstone" has been approached
again by representatives of : the Unionists
with fresh proposals for ; an agreement on
the Irish question. - Mr. Gladstone has re
plied that the concessions he intimated his
willingness to make are the : extreme limi t
to which he ia prepared to go. Anything
further, or anything affecting the princi
ples laid down on the basis of his home rule
scheme, he ' positively declines to enter
tain." .J.:.---. ,y,-yv-.v-?
- When will the smaller towns and
villages prepare for fire?. In North
Carolina every year, three or four ef
the nhwspaper. "cities" 8 re half de
stroyed. It ia suioidal to continue
the neglect.' Get . ready for a fire
while thero are no sign.. In time of
peace prepare for war is the wise old
Eight new cotton seed oil mills
will be certainly erected in the South.
The contract for the . machinery for
this number has been signed and
-sealed. .Two companies have .the
contract; one at Dayton, Ohio, the
other at East Bridgewater, Mass. :
The Greensboro &ate,Republican,
refers to the Democratic House at
Raleigh. The Durham Plant perti-j
nently inquires: "When did it be
come Democratic ?" Who elected
Webster, a Kicker Speaker ? "
Who knows but that Cardinal
Gibbons ' will be the next Pope ?
Leo XIII. ia old and feeble.- The
Cardinal has received the sapphire
ring and the red hat and is now eli
gible for the pontifioate.
Gen. LoriugV rerrfams have been
taken to St. Augustine for sepulture.
Great honors were paid at Jackson
ville to the memory of this gallant
soldier who was born in tbis city.
: The famous John Raskin, one of
the masters in literature of the Vic
torian reign, has a poor opinion of
railroads. I In fact-he -seems to de
Bpise them as he does Lucifer.
The hotels at Asheville, we see it
mentioned, only charge from 140 to
$90 a month. Pretty steep,
It is a waste of time to reason with
a pig-iron disciple or with a shrieker
for free apple-jsck. ' v
Ex Speaker Carlisle and wife will
sail for Europe in June'. He needs
rest." 1" ,
The French press are down on De
Lesseps for his utterances while in
Berlin. . " - '' ".
A CON FED ERA Ti CVJP. '
Gbeenville, N. C., March 14.
Editob Stab: I have just received
from Col. E. S. Horton, of Attleboro,
Mass., a Confederate camp cup, given
by a member of tho 4th N. C. regi
ment, when dying in prison in 1862,
to -a member of tbe Pennsylvania
.Buck Tail" regiment, and by him to
Fred A. Fry,, of Providence, R. I.
Upon tbe cup is. roughly but plainly
cut "4th" N. CW. I. It is a neat
metal - cup,- and has been carefully
preserved, j I had a j brother named
Willie in Company I of the
4th N. C, who was captured at Get
tysburg, Pa., on the 3d of July,1863
and seeing a mention of it sometime
ago. I wrote Col. Horton, who sent
it to me, with some of tbe facts; the
facts showing it could not have been
my brother who enlisted in April,
1863." : ,-. : ; : -
1 desire to restore it to the family
of the dead soldier in grey, an a relio
of the war. Will you give mention
of it in your valuable paper, and pos
sibly some one of the gallant 4th N.
C. may be able to aid in getting this
souvenir to the loved ones who monrn
the loss of a brave soldier. :
Very truly," -...
: Isaac A. Sugg.
The speech of Speaker Carlisle
at'the Bay State Club is everywhere praised
as a masterly exposition of State rights and
sound Democracy.-- Wash. Post, Hem.
The principle of local self go
vernment is the vital part of Democracy.
Speaker - Carlisle. And. many a stab has
been made at the vital part in these latter
days Danville ItogUlert Dem.y . -:
: . The Republican schemers in the
Pennsylvania Legislature have decided to
let Mr. Randall have a little Democratic
district in Philadelphia all to himself. N.
F World, lad. pern. . .
Whoever imagines that the
American people will consent to the repeal
of the fiscal taxes on dnnK ana smote with
more than a billion of the war debt remain
ing unpaid has a poor opinion of their in
telligence . and patrioti8m.-PAit Iteeord,
Dem. . . ,
" Gov. . Hill undoubtedly stands
to'day at the bead of the true and genuine
Democracy of the land, as such Democracy
is nroven bv both word and deed. Next to
President Cleveland himself. Mr. Hill is
the foremost figure in the nation as the
probable Democratic candidate for Presi
dent in 1888. East Oregonian,
; "The people of the South want
to see Mr. Cleveland in their midst. The
neoDle of Tennessee would extend to him
a most hearty welcome, The time: is ripe
for him to visit the fair cities and fertile
1 fields across Mason and Dixon's line. That
he should do so is the sincere wish of all
classes of citizens. Nashville American,
WILMINGTON, N. G., FRIDAY, MARGH 25, 1887.
i Mr. C. F. King, editor and proprietor of
the CVar?na, a paper published at Char
lotte in the interests of the Knights pif La
bor, was arrested in; this city yesterday by
BherifC Manning on a warrant issued from
the j Superior;-Court of I Durham county
charging Mrj King' with rcriujinal libel.
The : papers :wero served' upon Mr. King
yesterday morning just as" he ' Stepped off
the steamer Louise , from Smith ville. ' He
professed ignorance of - the cause of his ar
rest; but thought that it may have resulted
lromtthe publication in ' bis' paper of an
article copied from - the Labor Herald, of
Richmond, Va, which charged that . the
operatives of the cotton factory at Durham
were 'whipped and otherwise' inhumafly
treated i aheriff Manning 1 was witling to
release Mr Kingon security in the sum of
$500 fcr" Lis appearance, but bail was not
obUinakUt aud be . remained ia. the custody
ot the officers. Late- ia ; the afternoon the
sheriff was notified by telegraph from Dur
ham that tin officer had been aeoi to Wil--mington
fortbe prisoner, and would ar
rive here thl" morning tt. f'- 'tXS kf
X Mr. Kits in quite f youthfui looking per "
sonsge. ".. He .1 ;;fnative oXJBocjtignisa.
cbuhryVin this'Stite'; and has been resi
dent of Charlotte for about six months, j" !
Jurors for tn V. 8. DIstriet Court, j;
' Tbe following named persons have been
drawn to i tve. m jurora in ihe U. S Dis
trict CjutI wbicb. meets in this city on
Tuesday the third day of May text at 10
o'clock tt.ru: '-' -.
' New Uanover Conntj G.-.Q Smttb,
Charles II King, Gretr Kidder. M. M.
Katz, Jamea N. Macomber, L J. Poisson,
F. H. Muse, ,Jabn J -Hewlett, John II.
Howe, Monroe Byrd, W. H. Bradky, Jas.
W.King. : . :' t . xA -
bupiin Ephraicu Bniwn, Henry Fryar,
Robert D. Oiin'er. Aman VcUullougti A
H: Morris, M. C Brunt, Wru Winders,
Leooidas Middlttoo, John 8 Uaoiiltoo,
Heny B. Bnney, J. ' Msilfn Rnbinson, A
Middleton ;..' - ;'v; "' - . V
' Cblumbus-i-O. H. Powell, H. a Moffett,
J. J. Lone, 8 L - Hughes. A C. Olaves,
E. J. McRacken. "A. F Schulken. A J.
Meares. l rV s- -, . - j' ' ;
Bladen--E. H. j Moore, John Monroe,
A. I A CroniMtie,
Maultsby. i I
Sampson J. F. Herring, J R. Maxwell,
J. E. Parker.! -r : . :
PecderIohn Moore Geo
E. .A. Haweaj.R W. Oollina.
3runswick4-D. R Walker. W. U Mer
cer, J. C Rawell, Thos. Lewis.
Rubeaoo N. T. Alford, W. H
Mr. E. B. Bnrraaa Stricken wltb Pa-
" Mr. E. E. Burrusa, President of the First
National Bank of 'this city, was stricken
with paralysis of the right aide while in his
office at about half-past 11 o'clock jester
day morning. . He bad just entered the of
nce and was standing at a desk when be
was! taken. Dr. Thomas was summoned,
and after administering remedies, Mr. Bur
russ was carried to his residence on South
Third street. 1 Many, anxiout inquiries were
made as - to bis condition during
the afternoon, and much gratification was
expressed when it was stated on the author,
ityjof his physician that tho attack was
very slight, with all the indications favor
able to a speedy recovery.
Tbe Fire at Lanrlnbnrc.
A correspondent of tbe Stab, writing
from Liurlnburg, N. C . says that no clue
has been discovered as lo the incendiary
who set fire to the Leegett -House in that
place on tbe morning of the 16th inst , but
no effort will be spared to ferret out the
guilty person! The burned building "was
of wood, three stories high, and belonged
to Capt. W. L. Leggett. It was fully in
sured. Mr. Rivenbark; who kept the hdtel
saved a part of. bis f urniture.
Tbe New York Guano Swindler,
The Naveam Guano Company of this
city stale tbat they are not and never have
been endorsers for Walter E. Lawton, the
New York dealer in fertilizers who recently
absconded from j that city with a large
amount of money, leaving creditors who
are sufferers to the .extent of about half
million dollars 1 he cmcers or the com
pany state that be waslbeir agent for pur
chasing supplies in New Turk, but bad no
flnauc'ml control vt authority over the
liolton jnovenaent -
The crooj! year rtcaipts at this port
up to yesterday, are 131,817 bales, against
94.580 for tbe corresponding period last
year. An increase of 87,237 bates ' .
The receipts for the week ended j ester-
day were 636, against 1,073 bales the same
week last ) ear. f '
' The slock of cotton at this port, ashore
and afloat, is 2,725 bales; al ike same time
last year, 4,671. bales.
Tbe Concord "Cowbldlna" Affair. .
A correspondent writing from Concord,
N.C, in reference to the lecent difficulty
between Col.! Paul B. Means and Mr. John
B. Sherril), editor of the Times newspaper
of that place, says that the telegraphic ac
count of the affair conveyed a false Impres
sion, and adds:
"The facta as to the difficulty are: Col.
Means attacked . Mr. Sherrill with a cow
hide, which Mr. S. knocked from his hand.
pushing Col.: Means down across a table.
And in this position the combatants were
found by friends, who separated them. No
one was hurt; except a few scratches on the
face and a torn coat, which CoL Means bus-
I. Mr. King, tho Charlotte editor
arrested on a charge of libel, was taken to
Durham yesterday by an officer who ar
rived here from that place Friday night.
The officer said that tbe indictment forlibel
was founded upon the article published in
Mr. King's paper alleging that the opera
tives in the cotton factory at Durham were
- r 1 - For the Star.
OPENING BAILnOAD ? CELEBBA
I Rocxt Motot, March 18, 1887.
Mb. Editok Yesterday was an event
ful dav with the utue town or fiasnviue.
Over five thousand ' people assembled to
nartake of a free dinner, riven by the hos
pitable and eterpriaing citizens, at which
over two thousand pounds of various kinds
of meats were served. His Excellency
Gov. A. M. Scales addressed the large aa-
Bemblacre. He was followed bv Gen. vox,
CoL Kenan, i Mr.' Bunn and others. At
niehta dance was riven at the new large
railroad warehouse. Nothing transpired to
max the festivities of the occasion, every-'
thins rjasslnff lofl ; uuietlv. The' road is
eight miles beyond, -and it will not be long
oerore ue rau wm ne laid. . . w. a.
A irxerebaa t Allege to Have Akaeoud
;..vr ed to Defrmwd lla jawU9m?;';
Nbw York. ..March 17.--Sheriff Grant
has seized the place of business of Walter
E. La w ton, at 83 Broadway, w ho did busic
ness under the firm name of Lawten Bros.;1
in feriiltiera, under attachments from Judge
Donohye of the Superior, Court, on credi
tors c;atms amounting to S245.TO0. It is
charged that Law ton has absconded, to de
fraud bia creditors; that be has disposed of
nis property and 4 taken a laree amount of
money with him. .- Lawton'adisappearanee
has created a eteat del of aDDreheablon.
and it is generally believed he is bankrupt
He left tbe 'office .Tuesday afternoon, as is
usual, " to .go. to hia .home on the Hudson
river; and has not been seen since. ; Today
his cashier states that several attachments
were opiainea, nut outside or that nothing
is known.. Tbe amount1 of - liabilities is
estimated at about a million. Law ton ta a
wiQowtr and tbe sole renreseniative of the
firm; bis brother having died some lioia
ago ' Toe ctsbier 'states that Taesdny
JLawton withdrew ail his fundi from ihe
different binkaia which he had depoiiltd,
and took the money with him. Lawton,
befdre his deynrtute, destroyed all the stubs.
checks and papers . of every . kind from
which any id formation could be secured
as to the - disposition of the funds
and property. Joseph , D.- Jonea placed
in Lawtoa's car oa Tuesday on . beblf of
the company $13,000. This is also gone.
Ulrfeland, tup cashier, states that Tuesday
he had an interview with Lawton at Broad
way and Wall street, and that Lawton re
quested him to go with him to the officers
of the Third National Bank and introduce
him . This he did. Lawton also - asked
him to execute a blank, warranty deed for
tbe conveyance of real estate in New J-r-
ey, and to metrt htm at the New York Ho
tel He met Lawton there with a blank
deed an ! both went to tbe Grand Central
depot.' Lawton told Kirklaod be iutended
to leave the cily by train ; tbat he had
drawn out all the. mnaey pu deposit r that
he was mined; tbat be did; not know what
to do and tbat be would pn.bably commit
suicide. Ltwton further said that he had
exhausted all bis resources.; lie left Kirk
land to lake tbe train . Qoe of tbe attach
ments was. issued . at tbe, instance of tbe
Cbemicbl Ammonia and Oil Co , which de
livered lo Lawton promissory notes of the
value of 5120,000, interest to discount notes
and bold tbe proceeds for! tbe company's
benefit In addition, he received f 8,000 in
money ue aiscouotea tns notes, fcept the
proceeds and also retained the money and
converted it to his own use; : 7. f , -y
The associates of. W. E. Lawton look
upon his disappearance as part of a gigantic
swindle, and believe tbat be sailed on one
of Wednesday's steamers. He has a brother
in ou8bx. .England, and it it supposed tbat
he has gone there Several different parlies
bad put src'jrities in bia control, and before
his departure be converted everything into
dsn aud drew out all bis ibana account?.
and got a boy to help remove four or five
valises which seemed to be lightly filled.
His credit was high, and be was rated at
over $1,000,000 by commercial agencies.
COTTttN OIL MILLS
. Some or tbe Arrangements made by
' tbe New Company.
Washington, March 17. A gentleman
from Mississippi,' who sustains relations of
intimacy with officers ot tbe company re
cently organized to establish cotton seed oil
mills in the South, i aid to day tbat Fred
Oliver, of Charlotte, H. C , is to be general
manager of the new company, and that be.
with President Butcher, will go to Houston,
Texas, within the next few days for the
purpose of establishing their first mill.
Others -will be built at New Orleans, Mem
phis and Atlanta as rapidly as they can be
supplied with machinery These four mills.
this gentleman says,- will be put in opera
tion in time to work this season s crop.- it
the machinery can be obtained in time a
fifth mill will likely be located in Missis
sippi. He further says that Ihis company
is thoroughly organized and is prepared to
enter the field as a strong competitor of the
companies which cow occupy tbe gr und.
and will, as rapidly as possible, extend its
operations to all seed producing sections in
me Bouin. Armour, . ne. says, win not oe
identified with tbis enterprise.
Philadelphia, March 17. A coatract
representing over $250,000 for machinery
alone was signed to-day by W. W. Smith,
president; John H. Vaile, vice president,
and O. M. Gottschalk, counsel, represent
ing the bmilh &-Vaile Co., or Dayton,
Ohio; and Henry (j. Butcher, president;
Frederick Oliver and Daniel A. Tompkins,
of Charloite, N. C , executive committee.
as representatives of ibe Southern Cotton
Seed Oil Co , recently organized in Ne
Jersey, lbe contract calls lor the con
struction of press room machinery for
eight cotton seed oil mills of 'the capacity
of 150 tons per day each. All of - this ma
chinery, as well as 256 linters and 20 hulling
machines, contracted for with tbe Carver
Cotton Gin Co., of East Bridgewater,
Mass , is to be ready and delivered in time
to woik up the comine season's crop. Tho
contract with the Smith & Vaile Co. car
tiea with it all patents on this kind of ma
chinery now owned by that Company, and
this, it is said, gives .lbe Southern Cotton
Seed Oil Co practical control of all ma
chinery by which the cotton seed oil is
made under the ccw and improved process.
The milfc are to be erected at different
points, so-as to cover tbe entire ctton belt.
and .also insure io tbe company an unlimited
f- . . i. . i ii
auupiy oi eetu in vtuiun lurre is uddubiiv
produced about three million tons, sna
only about 400,000 tons bave heretofore
been reduced to oil, the balance having in
recent years been used for fertilizing pur
Appointment Vali : for Bonds Tbe
Qaantliy of Artificial Batter iriann
facta red - -
Washtngtoh, March 17 The President
to-day appointed William" F. Fisher Post
master at Liberty. Va.
- it is expected tbat a call lor a io.uou.ooo
three per cent, bonds will be made in a few
days to mature May 1st. There are $5,'560,-
900 of past due threes still outstanding.
There are also $9,029,250 Of bonds of the
147th call which will mature April 1st. The
total redemption under open calls to-day
amount to f3,lll,900- According to pres
ent indications the entire three per cent.
loan will be extinguished during the present
fiscal year ending June 80th next. The
surplus as stated at the Treasury ia now
The Commissioner of Internal Kevenue
in reply to an official inquiry from the Com
mtssioner or Agriculture,, states mat tne
quantity of artificial butter manufactured
for consumDtion or sale d urine the months
of November, December and January, was
i follows: November, 4,743.589- pounds
December. 2.788.278; January 2.501.114
total 10.029,961 pounds. The expenditures
were: November, 8,247 pounds; Decem
ber, 58,689; January 52,761, Total. 114, UK7
- SOVTW CAROLINA. '
Dlsastrons Fire at Hock Bill Lose
SI 60,000 A Severe , Jartbaake
Shock at SnmmervUle. .
By Telegraph to the Morning Star. .
Charleston. March 18. There was
destructive fire at Rock Hid, B.C., last
night.' The nostoffice. hotel, first national
bank, savings bank, stores oi w . u. xtoooy
as uo., m. Johnson ss vo.; jcrew cros.,
Steele Bros.. Fewell & Watson, W. G.
Reid & Co. . Heath & Co .. and about ten
small shops were burned. The probable
loss is one hundred and iorty thousand aoi
law. ; The insnrance is from ninety to one
hundred thousand dollars.
Charleston. March 18. A dispatch
from BummerviHe says the - earthquake
shock at 6 olock this evenine was tbe
worst that has occurred in two months It
has caused some excitement, because it was
thought to be severe enough to do some
.damage. . . , -
Clinton Caucasian . There is
a marked decrease in the number of chattel
mortgages this year. Our Register of Deeds
can barely pay his board. . '
.Panic In a Uoaman Catbolte Cbnreb in
Cbleaeo-"Twanty-Cltrea Peruana Se
'rtilr Injored. ( ' ' . ,
fV Chicago, March 17 A. panic occurred"
at the Roman Catholic church of tbc Na
livity, corner1 of ' Dasbill and 39:1 1 sets. ;
.this forenooe. ..Tbe oburch wh crowded
and outside on the Uepa leading 1 p.t . ibc
Chorch was a vwit "crowd,'" .uoahi 10 jiiin
admittafacs; Suddenly r th3r iwa a.-irp-Crack.
follow d .toy a grinding crash aud,
fully 200 men, women and -bi:-if:n
precipitated; ivn iiiti.. ? hei fr.i;i i.jor plat-
iorm naving givea .-y.. . 1 eot rlnveto
all received. mere or les eertout lojurt-.;
Mrs. Kern, an- aged wuinan bad her bsck
broken, and P. O'Connor had buih les
broken ' Many ieople werct inju ed by
being trampled t on. ; Peoplot iuwde the"
church were at first inclined to rush for tbe
doors, but were calmed owing to the words
of the officiating priest )
so urn ca HOi.isA. v '
A Colored Boy RIiirdered-Eartbqoake
Shaeba Dlsastroos Pi re at Black
vtlle. , S " , -
Charleston March 17 Wm'". Bailey,
colored boy aged 16 j ears, was Stabbed to
tbe heart and killed by three small colored
boys to-day. - lib e murderers cp&d:
Charlkbton;' March l7.-:-Tbere were
.two Iigbi earthquake tremors ; here about
o clock ibis morning LThere were two
also felt .at Summerville, : which ; were
heavier than thoe in this city, although no
damage waa done in either placs : - :
Dt : rairick a uy was observed here to
day in t hi- usual.j way byia parade of. Irish
companies and pontifical tut si at St Pat
rick's ;atholic church mi by several ban
quets to-night. . 1 j " !
A nre at lilacfcvihe es!trJ'iV destroved
two-lbirds of the towul An appeal for
help, issued- bv la cnmmiitee! uf titizaca.
States that more (bsn on-j hundred pt-rsens
are homeless ana wilbout .foot and cloth
ing. The loss is'so general that well lo-do
citizt-ris ere unable to meet the nresKipsr
needs of the . people A subscripiion of
several hundred dollars was raised here this
afternoon. - -'- " t '.'"-.:.
Col. Canada. ergeant-at-Arms or tbe
Senate Icjared by a Fall Wblle
Ridine. ',:. - ;-;.-';;.F .;' ( -i.-';::
By Telegraph to the KbrQln fctar. -Wasutngton,
March i8 Col. Win. P.
Canaday, Sergeant- at-Arms of the Senate,
was riding down P;nbylvnia Avenijia on
horseback about! 4 o'clock this afu ruoon.
There was a bizh. wind' and the concrete
pavement was very slippery, find between
Eleventh abd Twelfth street Col Cana
day 'a horse slipped and I fell, 'panly upon
him, spraining and bruising badly one of
his legs. Surgeon General Hamilton, of tbe
.Marino Hospital service, was called to at
tend him, and after making an examination
said that the injury although painful was
not serious, and Iwou'.d not confine him to
his room for more tbsn three or four weeks
Tbe Lawton Swindle No Estimate of
Liabilities jbavr ton's Confidential
Clerk missing. !
By Telegraph to tbe looming. Star.
New York, i March 19 The where
abouts of Rufus -Kirkland, confidential
clerk and partner of Walter: E Lawton,
who absconded Tuesday, taking with him
over half a million doliara sre almost as
little known as tbose of Ltwton. Kirkland
has not been at (be office of tbe Navassa
Company for two days, and the same story
is totd at tbe office ot the Ammoniate and
Oil Company, of which he was also a part
ner with Lawlonl, The supposition ia that
he has gone away, as he went to lbe depot
with- Jbawton . and then loofc cut attach
ments against Lawton s property, which
he himself had a! share in The sheriff is
still in possession of Lawton'u Broadway
otfice and what boons are left are still un
touched in the safe. The creditors have
not yet been called together, t nor has any
attempt : been mads to settle with tbem
Jones of tbe Delaware Azotoice Co , tbe
principal clock Of which w&b owned bv
Lawton, said that tbe creditors wonld not
suffer much, as the attachments he had ob
tained would be used for tbe benefit of tbe
creditors in central, property at. Liittle
Ferry. N J.J worth about $30,000, and on
the Island of Navassa,! would also be. at
tached. No estimate of the . liabilities
can yet be made, as the Lawton firm had
papers scattered all over the country. Tbe
principal loss, it is believed, will . fall on
banks. - - - .:i . - ;.'
Abraham Keeling, of No. 261 Broadway,
Who has obtained some $225,000 worth of
attachments against the estate Of Walter is.
Lawton, said lo-day that the missing man's
safe had been opened and found to contain
not a dollar that could be applied to tbe
settlement of Law ton's personal estate. The
only things foufid in the safe were books
or various companies in wnicn ne was in
terested.. The Safe ' when opened showed
tbat Lin w ton bad totally destroyed not only
his check books but bia cash book, ledger
and office files, so that the last hope credi
tors clung to . for unravelling lbe man's
mysterious actions ia gone, -j j -
Xeat.mony Concerning tbe Rosllndale
Disaster Tbe Railroad Bridge Pecm-
.' ed Unsafe. j;-. .-. , : .
' IB; Telegraph to theMoralm? Star.f
Boston. March 19. Tbe Railroad Com
missioners todav heard; further testimony
concerning tbe Koslindaie accident. Geo.
K, Dennett, of West Koxbury passenger
on tne train, leaunea tnat ne was in mc
first Ctr, three seats from the rear Just as
tbe car got to the Boston end of tbe bridge
it bumped as a horse car win when eff the
track Tbe ehoick was j violent enough to
throw . witness off his seat, and the car
went, on bumping till it stopped. Witness
noticed no snap before the bumping began.
and noticed no more than the usual sway
in? of cars around : curves - lie bad no
more anxiety than usual that morning, for
"we all expected to go down with that
bridge some time." i
' Commissioner; Crocker What did your
anxiety arise from?
- Witness From the looks of the bridge,
It looked unsafe and we thought it would
o;o some time. ' - !:
Witness tried to tell the order of the cars
hut' could not recollect the number. He
was sure, however, that it was the fourth
car that was broken up beneath the others,
and he thought no one got out oi it alive,
He knew so more until about an hour after
the accident. The stove doors were, locked
but some coals got out of the broken bot-
mm anu set nre to some upnoistery. ine
train was running at about its usual speed,-
twelve or fifteen miles an hour, some nve
or six years ago he stood on the centre of
this bridge when a train passed, but never
tried it again because the bridge swayed
and jarred so. i He thought the bridge un
safe from tbe lightness of its construction.
lor it seemed only a mass oi threads.
Tbe hearing was then adjourned until
Clrealara to Cnstoma Officers Calling
Attention to Provisions of tbe Flsb
" ' By Telegraph to the Morning Star.
Washington, March 19. r-Acting Secre-i
tary Fairchild has issued a circular to cus
toms officers promulgating the. recent act
of Congress authorizing the President to
protect the rights of American fishing ves
sets. American nsnermen ana American
trading and other vessels in certain cases.
etc., and not relating to the importing and
landing oi mackerel i caught during me
spawning season, and calling particular at
tention to tneir provisions, j .
. Greensboro ,Worhman: Capt.
Joseph W. Gilmer, a prominent citizen of
this county, who resided about ten miles
from this Dlace at Gilmer's Store Dostomce.
died yesterday, afternoon at 5 o'clock after
a short illness or pneumonia. .
M ANOTHER BORROR.
'j'fy-'V' :' ; ';-. V.iV.-l-- - -
AiBaflalo Hotel and Otber Bandings
WreArXarie N amber
j.-j. . 5.p:neeia; asnrneel t-,:eatb and
,XJ i??aBf Bf7 . virt-mtntr t;aoaa
Falif Ball n million Dollars. ' L; 4 t
l s. ; By Telegraph to the Homing 6 tar. ' i ' . ;
-t ; BtrvPALO, -N. Y.v, March 18 The Rich-
mona - noiei .ana bv jamt; i uall -were
"burned early this mornine The luu in
fully half a .million dollars. - number of
lives are reported lost and many injured
o'clock this morning in the new Richmond
Hotel.; ' An alarm was sounded and the fire
department - responded promptly, j The
house contained a large 'number of guests,
aud their heartrending shrieks could plainly
be beard. . Ladders were raised ,aad as
many as possible saved. A large number
pf guests were unable to effect their escape
At 4 o'clock tbe entire Richmond Hotel,.
St James' Hall and other property in the
block were doomed to sbeedv dettruetlnn
LThe whole place burned like a tinder box.
ine corridor in the centre of the building
acted as a great funnel, and as the flimes
streamed upwards the guests found them
selves imprisoned by a wall of fire, i The
screama-of the guests could be heard for
blocks. At many of the windows cou'd ba
seen the, frightened guests In their jniicht
clothes calling wildly for help At Lbu d -floor
windows two guests were Seen by tbe
crowd to fall back into the flames. 4 One
man jumped from the fifth floor to the ronf
of a twostory wooden building adjoining
and was seriously iniured. Tne nurnhnr
of persons injured is not exactly known. -
lion. m. w. liars, of Olean . waa terri
bly burned about the handa and wrista. A
number of: insurance men were in the
building and several were badly injured.
Among them are w. J. McKovi of Niaeara
Falls ;,C. W. Dubois, of Syracuse; W. S
Dewey, of Rochester, who escaped with bad
burns; Clinton Bid well, of Pittsburg, badly
burned. - -'-:.4V. ''-'iw :
At the Emergency Hospital are Charles
Davis, of New York, hands and feet badlv
burned; H. B. Smith, of the North British
Insurance Co.. of New York,! hands and
reel nurneo; isdward Whetan of New
York, hands in a terrible condition. ' Thev
are probably not fatally injured.
ine in ten Hospital contains about eicht
men and one woman. Ail are in a pretty
bad condition, and more cr less seriouslv
injured. All are from out of town except
- Two injured persons are at the Sisters'
Hospital, and four are at the General Hos
pital, i V.':
The building was situated at the comer
of Main and Eagle streetsL extending
through to Washington street. ' : 4 :;
it is Deueved that at least twelve persons
were burned to death. Many are badlv
burned and injured. "h j
Mr. Wbitaker reports that a large Quan
tity of diamonds were in the hotel last
night. : E. B. Robertson, of Lambert &
Co., had a stock valued at fifty thousand
dollars deposited in the safe. Mr. Adler
had ia his room thirty thousand dollar-,'
worth, and a sir. Smith had another con-,
siderable stock, but the amount is not yet
Tbe hotel building and St. James Hall
were insured for $90,000. which covers the
loss to the Library Association.! T (;
taHord& Co s loss is S75.000: insurance
$34,500. , ' - jj. -'.- :
Fuller & Townsend. propiietors of lbe
Boston clothing store, estimate their loss
at $50,000; covered by insurance. .1
reterraul & Bros.' loss. is 30.000: in
sured. 4 .
The loss of Ulbrich & Kincslev is $35.-
000; covered by insurance. J
Minor losses are estimated at tl 0.000.
Buffalo, March 18. It is impossible to
say just how many persons were killed and
injured; Dut ine number is large. Twelve
are believed lo have lost their lives The
rapidity of the fire rutting off the means ,f
escape led some lb leap for life from tbe
windows. Others got down fire-etcapeS
and ladders raised by the fire department.
The shrieks and cries of the poor people in
the upper stories of the burning structure
were heartrending. One man, mad with
terror, leaped from a third Hory window,
and was picked up from the stone sidewalk
on Main street a mangled corpse. Several
who succeeded id making thelrescape were
badly injured and burned, and some of
these win probably die others, more ror
tunate, escaped with slight injuries. There
were las persons in the hotel; 70 of whom
were transit guests, 8 boarder?,! and the re
mainder porters, bell boys, families of pro
prietors and clerks. Twenty-two of these
were rescued- from windows by firemen.
and a large number made their escape by
otber means. , .- I . .
The origin of tho fire is not as Vet known.
William H . Alpert, night clerk says : "The
fire started in the cloak room, under . the
main stairway at 8 50 o'clock.) There was
nobody up but myself, Joe the night porter,
and Plummer, the bell-boy. I pulled all
four ot the. fire alarms on the different
floors and the people came flying down
stairs ia their night clothes. The fire fol
lowed the stairways and elevator, and in
side of five minutes reached the top floor.
I rushed out of doors after doing all I
could." ,: - - - - - j- .- - -
The spread of the flames is said to have
been frightful in its rapidity. The elevator
shaft served as a flue for ihe flames, and
they rushed up it to the top floor in a very
few minutes. As tbe guests were roused
and saw the interior exits cut off, they
turned to the windows. They could be
seen in their night clothes standing out
clear and vivid before the lurid background
of names. . Their screams were horn bio to
hear, and they could be heard) for blocks"
The flames spread to the southeast side of
the hotel first. The firemen did noble work
and confined the fire to tbe narrow limits of
the three buildings named. Their work of
rescue bad many exciting incidents, t Tele
graph wires were as usual in the way of the
ladder brigade and much .valuable time
was lost in getting ladders past them! ;
Among the guests in the hotel were about
twenty insurance aeii who Lad come on
to adjust the losses of tbe great fire at Mil
ler, Greiner & Co.'s, and the Courier office
of Tuesday. ' . -. '' . . ,.' --
Perhaps the most thrilling escape of any
was that of President Whitaker. step-son
of proprietor Stafford. He roomed i in the
fifth story, and when aroused stepped to
the window ana looked down for i a few
seconds, then he deliberately dressed him
self and emerging from the window stood
on the stone coping above the window be
neath. From this coping he stepped to
the next one along the front ! of the build
ing and proceeded in this manner to the
Hayes truck ladder, at the other extremity
of the front.
A Resolution Introduced In tbe Gene
ral Assembly in Relation to tbe State
Debt. ;.:'; v., :-.; ;.;V f v"-'.'p;
: By Telegraph to the Horning Star,
Richmond. March 19 In the House of
Delegates to-day a preamble and resolution
were introduced by Hoge.of PulaskLln re-i
lation to tne state . dent. Tbe resolution
provides for the appointment of a com
mittee oi ten , on tne pari oi tne
House, seven on the part of the Senate to
prepare a bill at as early a day as possible;
the effect of which shall be to call a cbnsti-i
tutional convention for the purpose of
amending the constitution in such partunM
lars as will bar and prohibit all future
Legislatures rrom making appropriation
or provision lor payment oi the prin
clpal -. of said debt - ori 'any - part
thereof which shall not have been funded
under the-provisions of the Riddleberger
bill within six months from the passage of
the act, and the committee shall be required
to draft a bill or bills that win render iner
fectuel, if possible, tbe payment of taxes ia
coupons. - i
The caper was laid on the table, uoge
gave notice, however, that he would call
it up again Tuesday morning,.
' Asheville Advance; IThe revival
meetings, which are - being i conducted at
Alexander's by Rev. J.- F. Austin, of the
Weaverville circuit, and Rev, L. A. Webb,
of this city, continue to grow in interest
There have been ten or twelve converts and
many penitents.'; -f:-;'.!."; , :
Srw Wa--oonffrsin1aie;'oW'eateemed K--', ihr-.fMl
eontiaiBporary,' tbe-t CHatOBw.CoiMNMia'is, - 1 . ; i
upon its improved appearance.; Its 'ntw f';i:'-:'-..
store clothes" are very becoming. f- - .-i . -:.
Concord Times: Mr. J, Lv Hay
wood, of New Jersey, has purchased a large
tract of land in Montgomery, county on.
Clarke's Creek, and. will have' thereon a
large stock farm soon. ' ,, .-v; ;.p-: .,
Darbani "' Plant: '', Nearly 500
children are attending the. graded school
i Mr. -Rufus Hibbard has established
green houses for tbe propagation and salo
of flowers and plants in this community.
The cotton factory, shipped last week
48,638 yards of bag clotb, and 88.225 yards
of chambrays. , , y-' "!--'- -li J
- Raleigh ' Visitor I Ed ward At
kinson, Esq , of Boston, who is said to btt
the very best authority on! devising plans
for the establishing of cotton factories, has
been iavited and ie expected to address our
citizens at no distant day on this important
subject ;. r Itorlb Carolina 4 Der cent
bonds are still quoted at par and the 6 per
cent. Donas are esgeriy songbt after at 126
' Charlotte 'Chronicle: f A propo
sition is on foot to establish a cotton fac
tory at the Designolle Reduction Works, at
a point on the line of tbe O. C. & A. road,
about four miles from the city Mr.
Harry Murphy, who several years ago en
tered Wilder's drug store as a clerk, arrived
at home yesterday from Baltimore.1 where
he graduated from the Medical College last
weea.-.'.! - - -; -1 .- - . - . .
i t t- Asheville . Citizen : We
tbat Mr. Susong, of Tennessee, who has of
late been railroading in South Carolina, is
now looking out a -line of railroad up
Pigeon river, by this place, across the Pink
Beds and to some point in South Carolina
We understand he says this road is ia cer
tainty. -i We learn that a my valuable
mine-of sllverhas been discovered bn the . ' ' I f S ifl'
lands of Uncle Aaron ; Fallbrigbt Dew-:f',r';Hv:W
J vx, ia wastes VWMUWJ nuu Ul vivo Lf a VLJuax?
to woik it on an extensive scale K -
: Fayeffeville Newsi MessrJ J. D. :
McNeill and J. Tomlioson will in a few
days begin the erection of. their factory, on ,
or near the old site of tbe Phoenix mill.
They propose to manufacture spun thread. '
and will put in between eight hundred and "
one thousand spindles.' '- One of the
Evening News reporters interviewed to-day
a woman from the upper edge Of Cumber
land county, who said that a neighbor of
hers in Harnett county, by the name of
Margaret McNeill, colored, gave birth about
three weeks ago to four living children
The children lived two weeks. ,'-
: Lumberton Robesonian. JMr.
H. C. Alford, of Floral College, had hia
barn, with all his corn burned last Friday"
about tbree p. m. Origin of fire unknown. -
Last week in the lower part of Har
nett while Mr. Albert Surles, a constable,
was serving some papers on David True .
love, and while in ihe act of taking some
personal properly he was shot by Truelove. - 'j
We could not learn the extent of the in
iury. Truelove was brought here1 to be 1
placed ia jail , for safe keeping, but life pa-'.
pers not Deing properly made out tbe sber
if refused to take him. I He was taken
back to Harnett. ;." - ' . : 'J
' Lenoir Topic: , Mr. Linney has i
discovered an apple tree! in the) Bushy
mountains, belonging to Mrs. Lavina KuV--by,
which is 60 years old and measures four
feet through at the base of j the trunk and
which bore 100 bushels of apples last fall.
Last week the prisoners confined in
Ashe county jail made an j effort to escape
and two of them cams very near getting;
away, whereupon, says the Philosopher
the Board of County Commissioners or- ,
dered that the sheriff employ some good
man to guard the jail at night until court,
"with a double , barrelled shot gun loaded
with buck shot.". . j j
, " Charlotte Chronicle: The As
sociate Reformed Presbyterians at Gastonia.
have just - completed a handsome brick,
church edifice, and on last Sunday the.
church was packed to listen to the dedica- !
tory sermon which was delivered by Rev.
C. E. McDonald, of Mecklenburg county.
Sam Ford, a colored man who has
been employed at lbe Mint
building in this
city lor some yeais past,
has been over
a : considerable
hauled and relieved of
ouanlitv of cold bullion.
Mr. D. A.
Thompkins, engineer of the $5,000,000 cot-,
ton seed on milling enterprise, arrived at
the Central yesterday. Mr. Tompkins de- .
dines to be interviewed at present, but says
mat ne win nave something to tea us in a
few days. The Carolina Central Kail-
road shops are located at Laurinburg and .
employ about seventy-five hands. The
workmen in the shops receive about $8,000
per month ana spend a large portion of it
with the business men of the town.
Anniston, Alabama, is rapidly coming to
the. front, and is fully abreast with the
booms which are now rolling over that
State like huge waves along the beach. A,
$30,000 stock company has been formed
for the purpose of publishing a morning
paper at Anniston. Mr. Jas. R. Randall,
of the Augusta Chronicle, is to be the editor-in-chief.
The position of managing
editor has been tendered to Mr. E. A. Old
ham, the present editor of the Winston.
Sentinel ! " ' -. '. .
Raleigh News-Observer'. R. W.
Rivenbark, deputy sheriff of Pender county.
escorted four parties, who had walked la
tbe way of the wicked, to the penitentiary
yesterday. -The directois of the Ral
eigh & Gaston R. R. Company have de
clared a semi-annual dividend of 2 per cent.
on tbe capital stock, payable on and after
April let. . Ritters township, in Moore
county, voted on the 16th to subscribe
f 7,000 in bonds to tbe stock or lbe Carthage
Railroad Co., now being graded, to bring
the road from Carthage to Parkewood, and
this, it is said, insures the road to that
point. - Congressman W. H. H. Cow lea
of Wilkesboro will deliver the annual ad
dress on May 10th, tho subject being Gen.
J. Br Gordon of Wilkes county.
Bishop Lyman's appointments: March 27tb.
5th Sunday in Lent, Warrenton ; March 28,
Mondav. - Weldon ; March 29, Halifax ;
March ' 80lh, Wednesday Enfield April
1 , Friday Ringwood April 8. Sunday-
Rocky Mount . April 4, Monday Wilson,
April 6, Wednesday Tarboro; Ordination
April 8. Good Friday,! St Mary's, Edge
combe county. April. 10, Easter1 Day
Scotland Neck. April 12, Tuesday Jacke
son, Northampton count. April 14,
Thursday Gaston. We have received.
samples of business notices distributed ia
Oxford on the day after the fire wbicb in dicate
that though half the business quarter
of tbe town was laid in ashes; the Oxford
tobacco market remained and still remains
as solid as a meat block, with prices as
high as in any other market in the conn
try. - The merchants whoi were burned out
for tbe most part sought new quarters at
once and put out their bids for business be
fore the smoke had cleared away from the.
ruins of their former stands. :
" Raleigh News- Observer:
on the 8th instant, at the; residence of her
son, Charles L. Pettlgrew, in - Plymouth.
N. C, Mrs. Jane Caroline Pettigrew. wid-
ow Of the late Charles L. Pettlgrew, and
niece of the late James L. Pettigrew, of
Charleston, S. C. Some very foolish.
and sensational figures are going the rounds
of the press to the effect that there will be
a deficit in State revenues of $207,000. The
deficit then cannot amount to . more than
$60,000, unless the expenditures have been
considerably increased, which we do not
think is the case. j Oxford corres
pondence: Half of the business part of the
town was destroyed by fire. Twenty-three
firms were, burned out. Tbe loss is about - I
$100,000. Insurance scarcely one-half. .-,
The following firms were burned out: Usry . :)
65 Kenn, dry goods; Johnsons tooacco
warehouse; J. R. Cuthrell & Bros! , Graves
Day. D. H. Hunt & Sons; W. R. Bcasly 4s
Co.,J. D. Brooks, J. K. Wood,R. P. Taylor.
Bullock .& Mitchell's warehouse, A. P.
Flemming, Tyler & Hundley, W.I L. Rice
I. Kronhimer, B. F. Taylor, Davis & Gre
gory, McGutro & -Bryan, Jr R. Roller 4s
Son, Oxford Library, J. A. Webb,; Johaj
Bullock, and Capt. A. Landis' dwelling;
house. During the fire the negroes' acted
very - badly, refusing id most instances to
lend a helping hand anywhere, and actually
refusing to work for pay.) In one instance
some negroes were offered five dollars to
move a wagon loaded with lumber, but re
fused to aid. In another Instance one re
fused to stand on a shed and throw water,
being offered $5 to do to, and it being in a. -place
in which there was little danger.
Capt. Landis, whose dwelling was burned
was- very sick and had to be carried from. 1
his residence. In the great hurry and rush,
the carriage in which Capt. Landis was
.being carried out of danger was separated,
from the crowd, and help was needed to
remove him from the carriage Help waa
called for and money offered to some se-
tgres to help, but no one moved. . j . v- '-.
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