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BEC EST CVKBESra.lOEHC
A kalicg mercantile firm atjLau
rinb'irg is kind enough to say Borne
encouraging things in a letUr of the
date of he 22d mat. Among oiheU
a:.. vt. -i.K ..LS!
relish, your strictures jm Dr. Tillett,
and cur only regret, in this connec
. tion i, last your article did Jnot ap
pear m, the Century also. " We are
glad we, hive in you a fearless cham
pion ef he 'Old South.' B Our friend,
Gov. Jeale?, wrote to us days j ago
urg'.r.g jes to send the article to the
Citfuryl or publish it m pamphlet.
We wrote the article in a couple jof
hoars to( suit a pacing demand, j We
are no: careful as to what the North
may savor think of the "Old Soutb,w
which it always envied aEd never
nnd rstood. It got all of its ideas of
slavery from "Uncle Tom's Cabtnn
and Helper's "The Impending 'Cri
sis." Mr.. Dabney in "Djn Milf.
shows tie other side of the shield.
His picture is real and life like and
admirable. - - j
; Oar esteemed correspondents
Laurioburg thus comment upon what
ve said of "Trial by Jury." They
say, and we copy it because it is 'in
teresting to know what intelligent
business men think of oar present
"We are cot law vera, but v want in
that it appears very plain to us that there is
something needed In cur courts to taki ike
piace of juries in civil cauEea, It strikes us
Utat wnen a man a life is in jeopaidy be
should hre a trial by his peers, if he so
e;eci: cut not to in citiJ causes. We have
seen grots injustice done by Juries, and
oftemime. igncrantly, in civil causes.
There is hardly one man out of the twelve
that eo to make np our average jury that
rnc3i cis conclusion oy reason or the
n.ucucc hi nas neara; ine Daianceiaie
swayed by sympathy, or by prejudice, me
know whertof we affirm. Not alone by in
dividual experience do we know this but it
is common to hear of such thiogs ail over
the country Give us a court composed of
inree, or evn one Judge, tor civil Causes,
sad !ct U9 abolish nam the system that has
worked an injury and that is so I
!y voted a failure. It seems to us I
you could nt have take a more popular
thez.e f jr i&e thinking public, and we only
kope '.hat you will treat us lo other articles
oq iu same subject. I
There is much force in this. Un
less the character of iuriea ia im."
proved some change is inevitabieJj If
ignorant, tupid, debauched fellows
e to git on juries either to try! cim
ina!? c r civil suits: then justice cannot
he steered and the system is a fraud.
Our " notion and," writing hur
riedly, we failed to bring it on t, was
this: to retain the jury system, but to
improve the criminal laws sot as to
give lhe State at least an equal show
ing with the prisoners .to be tried,
nd to ailow only men of education
sod or questioned reputations for in
grr'uy and truth to try causes of any
tied.- -We have 8 en bad men, j stu
pid men, ignorant men trying causes
reqairiDg intelligence of no " common
nd to apprehend aright the ques-
on at issue and the bearings of the
Evidence." - ' 1-
Uclesa the jury can be very greatly
improved then away with the whole
Jrtem. Then it wiU be well td irv
tribunal composed of three Judges
of character. If the jury is retained
then the law requiring unanimity
ought to be changed. Eight or nine
men in the twelve ought to be enough
wind a verdict. The STAsis known
10 he opposed to the one-man power
hether in Governor or Judge I or
iury- It is wrong, it is absurd, to at
low one man whether conscientious
ni intelligent, or bnll-heaied and
goorani to hang a jury and prevent
-x WHIPPED TUB MCTH.
The JVar Department has pub
"fhed offlciaUy that the South fur
nubed 350,000 white volunieers and
100,000 colored troops to the Federal
"nies. ThU is three-fourths as
may as the South was able to raise
Jo' the Confederate army, according
10 the official renort f Wdintant
neral Cooper. The Northern Statea
-uiouea 2,3o,l?l men; the South
,041--total, 2,859,132 j soldiers.
this was the immense ferce the
nth, divided and stnpped of
Of U. .tVnfl
ftat if the anMioT. f. Lv. o.u
...u num US UVUttU
, a-- fcj ; bus WVUU1 UIU I
znght for the South that !the South
wnld hav er;A t aLia.- .
W . tuuwenuence
years had elapsed. It
had 1,069,041 men to
2,390,091, which would
i, had to
? comparatively an easy joby
Aa it was 600,000 Southern men had
to figh t nearly three millions or nearly
one. m i roy urtlin&
and jet true. What ejhanee could a
divided South hare in MK
struggle? V : " X j r 1. ';- , , J
So plain ia it that the South Would
nave triumphed if it had not been
arvwea that a writer in the North
Amencan Revmo I ' for November
ays: f;;f:::; V----':-.t;!;r-v-v
"If the largely more than S0O.00O
Ttt I0""? the fightug force
of the Laioa army, but had yielded to the
PJWfwe and espoused the cause of the
Confederacy, Urstacceae of the Federal
uuvenuoeai couia hardly haw been hoped
uoiuenism - nounsntcrr in
n.ii . ...
North CarolinA in the midst ot - war.
and tens of thousands of able bodied
men yu the South' speculating and
growing rich it is marvellous that
the South was able to protract a wai
for four years against . such, terrible
odds. Either the! Southern soldiers
must hare fought with a courage
and dash and pertinacity that were
rarely exam pled, or the Northern
. V iTTi wemeeD W
lJ 8tlci8- " remains that
ucanjr o,uuu,uw 1 men, witn v. usex
haustible resources and a great navy
to help, took four years to conquer
peace. - The writer already quoted
from in the North American He-
mete says: ,:
rv"lt is also worthy of note that, in the
oouiBern oaies, were was no draft, or coa-
aenpt. except ior the Confederate caose,
and no bouaties raised for Union voIna
teers. The total amoast of bountr fund
raised in the New England. Middle and
Western States exceeded $275,500,000. j
Massachusetts it was about (150 for each
souiier. ana in rtew X ork it was more than
aiaw tor each." f i
It took millions of money to keep
up the Northern armies and no won
der, for the South had defeated army
after ' army, inflicting great !' losses
upon them. Grant, lost in' eleven
months at least 20,000 more men than
Gen." Lee, who fought him, com
manded during the entire struggle.
But this is not all that the South lost
or contributed to its own defeat by
reason of the defection of its native
sons. . It furnished many of the
ablest soldiers who fought, in the
there were Gen.
In the higher rank
Scott and Admiral
Farragut, the greatest naval com
mander. Iiincoln. himself, was of
and birth. In the
Review the follow
ing j list
of Southern Generals is
"Generals Fremont, BueK. Bykef. Beno.
Newton, Reynolds. Canby, Ord, Brannan,
fteiaon. lA-menden, Blair, banders, John
son. Wood. RafordJ Terrill, Graham. Da
vidson. Cook, Alexander, Getty. Preach,
Pope, Hunter. GUIem. Brownlow. and Gar
ter (since retired as Rear. Admiral. C. S.
N. and lastly, but pot least, or even sec
ond to an Federal General, Qeorgj II
Thomas." - .. --j) -
; These facts are worth
preserving. Bat yoa w
iv ill j never
f . . .
learn, ail this
school history that ' Southern ! teach
ers are so prone io use and Southern
parents are foolish enough to allow
to be taught to their children.
- The Church
test is a tirade
tiaement of the
Messenger is fond of
the Stas. The la-
because of an adver-
Louisiana Lottery in
is made to Bishop
White. - W e had never seen the quo
ted lines until we saw them in the
Messenger. It pronounces the refer
ence to Bishop White "libellous and
atrocious." It was a paid advertise
ment. We do not know why the
Messenger should be so severe. It Is
not denied that Mr. White was dep
uty clerk, and it was as such that be
acted, and the advertisement so
states. There is not the faintest inti
mation that it was done after he had
become a member of the Episcopal
Church, much leas after he had be
come a minister in that Church, and
much less after he had become a
Bishop. In fact the offensive; adver
tisement says i distinctly that ' Mr.
White "teas subsequently ordained
and became a Bishop." We would
not have used the paragraph as the,
advertisers did, but we cannot see
that it is "libellous," for there is no
attempt to conceal or mistate the fact
concerning Mr. White, who; after'
wards entered j the ministry, j
j We have said so much because the
impression may be made by the Mes.
senger, from the way it pats its case j
that the StasJ adopted the' offensive
paragraph as its own. The ordinary
reader would probably suppose that
it was a selection made with editorial
approval. Such is not the case. We
do all the clipping and we never saw
that paragraph nntil we read it in
"The sun do move." Little Rhode
Island has half way agreed to abolish
qualification and regis
try tax. This u equal to a revolu
tion. If the Senate follows the ex-t
ample of the House the poor people
may vote a privilege not many of
them have heretofore enjoyed.
; John Sherman has been speaking
soft words at Nashville.; We hope
he will be disappointed if he thinks
the South can be won to hia support
bv snch honev as he has in his hive.
: t . - . ... K;M
He first soft-soaped the Confederates
and then , misrepresented : the. whole
record of reconstruction.
t n. K. & al
Ur. dwia E. Burns, President of the
First National Bank of WHauarton. died
at his residence ia this city yesterday morn
ing; at aalt-paat four, o'clock. Kr. Bur
ns was stricken with paralysis a few days
ago. while u his offlce at the nank. The
attack was alight, however, and kia frknda
had atxoes nopea of his recovery. But
econd and more severe attack followed on
Thursday last, and it was realized that
there was no hope of hia raOying from it
: Air. J&xrroai was a native of "Virginia and
nrqr-aeven years of age. He came to
this city shortly after the late war and en
gagea in Dusutess as a banksr. -Later, he
wtfshTfoVd the First National Bank.
its first president, and under his direction
and guidance it has bass eminently
eessf ul and prosperoua.
-nnen the announcement of his death
was made public yesterday morning a joint
meeting of the Chamber of Commerce and
Board of Trada was called for 4 o'clock in
the aflernaon. at the rooms of the Ex-
chasgei-to take aaitable action Atrt Bur-,
russ beins a member of both these bodies.
The meeting amwnbled at the hour
named, and be&tdea msaibers of the Ex
change and Chamber of Commerce, many
other citizens were present.
air J. H. Carrie, President of the Pro
duce Exchange, called the meetisg to or
der, and requested Mr. F. W, Kerchner,
chairman of the Chamber of Commerce, to
preside. ; Mr. Kerchner took the chair and
explained the object of the meeting.
Mr. Carrie moved that a committee of
three be appointed to draft suitable reso
lutions. The motion was adopted and the
Chairman appointed Col Roger Moore. Air.
A. G. BJciud and Mr. J. H. Carrie.
The committee having retired, Mr. Gjo.
Davis addresaed the assemblage He com
mended the action of the merchaets ia call
Ing the meeting and hoped that it would
always be their practice to assemble to
gether to pay respect to the worthy dead.
He spoke of many acta of kinHnt and
consideration received from the deceased,
and alluded to him as the kindest hearted
aad gentlest man he ever knew, whose
hand was open as the day to melting char
ity; he was a true friend; be was a true
man; be never promised but to fulfill; and
was a liberal minded, active, citizen.
The committee, through its chairman,
Mr. Carrie, reporZed the following:
Whebkas, It has pleased Almighty God
to transfer from time to eternity our friend
and fellow citizen, Edwin E. Burros, in the
midst of an active, prosperoua and useful
life: therefore, be it
RoatMi, 1st. That in his dealh we bow
ia submisBioa, yet ia sorrow, to the will of
Him who doeth all things well, to thia
grievous dispensation which has bereaved
this community of one whose usefulness
was attested by his identification with nu
merous enterprises, both of a public and
private nature, and to the success of which
but public spirit and liberality has largely
3d. That humanity has" lost a friend
whose acts of benevolence weremodesQv
and quietly bestowed, but so numerous that
hia name will lonz survive in the memorr
and affection of hia fellow beings.
so. mat one so true to himself and the
world and liberal in his busfness relations
could not be less true to his friends and fam
ily and hia God.
4th. That we tender to the famflvof the
deceased our sincere sympathy and com
mend them for consolation to Him who is
the friend of the fatherless and the widow.
5th. That a copv of these resolutions be
sent to the family of the deceased and to
the city press for publication,
Mr. Eugene & Martin, in -Seconding the
rtsclaUoos. spoke inorther eulogy of the
deceasedji and at the conclusion of his re
marks the resolutiina were unanimously
adopted. ! - - '
Mr. Currie moved that the members of
the Produce Exchange and Chamber of
Commerce attend the funeral in a body. -
The motion was adopted, and it was an
nounced that the members of tbe two bod'
ies would meet in the lecture room of the
First Presbyterian . Church this afternoon
at 3 o clock, and from thence proceed to
the residence and accompany the remains
of their fellow member to the church.
where the funeral services would be held.
Daring the day the porticos and windows
of the First National Bank were draped in
mourning. And the rooms of the Produce
Exchange were similarly draped.
The funeral will take place this after
noon at half-past S o'clock from the First
Presbyterian Church, of which Mr. Bur
russ was a member. The pan-bearers are
Messrs D. G. Worth, George Chad bourn.
Hon. George Davis, Judge D. L. Kosaell,
Mr. Alfred Martio, CoL E J.. Penny-
packer. Mr. B. F. Hall, CoL F. W. Kerch
ner. Sir. James gprunt and CoL John D.
Taylor.' "" . ."' . r -. '
Te Oaslew Railroad SaaweripUonw ;
Subscription' to the Wilmington, On
slow & East Carolina Railroad failed to se
cure the support of "a majority of the
qualified voters of the county" at the elec
tion held Thursday. The board of can
vassers met at the Court House yesterday
at noon, aud certified the result, showing
the total vote cist 2,255; for" subscription
2.018; against subscription, 247; majority
for subscription 1,771. The registered vote
of the county the "qualified voters" as
taken from the'records at the Court House,
ia 4.485. - -U'-. , : y..r
The receipts of cotton at this port for the
crop year up to yesterday amount to 132,099
bales, against 95,454 bales for the corres
ponding "period last year; an increase of
The receipts for the week past are 478
bales, against 874 for the same week last
year; a decrease of 393 bales. -
The stock of cotton in port is 2,628 bales,
against 5,137 at the same date last year. .
A: reader of the Stab writes:
In your Spirits Turpentine column in
Saturday's issue this clipping from the
Durham Recorder appears: "The Recorder
has believed for some time that Bingham
was still alive and could be caught any day
if a sufficient reward was offered." Cannot
a sufficient fund from voluntary subscrip
tion be raised by Miss Turlington's friends7
in Raleigh and Wilmington, which added
to the reward offered by the State will be
a sufficient amount to insure the capture of
the murderer; lest more innocent blood be
shed by his hands. V
The Philadelphia Record, the best
Democratic paper we know of In the
North, has a two-column article on
Randall, in which his record is thor
oughly vindicated by an appeal to
Congressional reports, and it is found
that they contain "twenty-four years
of perfidy to party interests.'
WILMINGTON, N. C.,
aMaAaa t aua S1A KafclMUBt sua, cttlaaat.
' Mr. John a Heyer. one of Wihaingtaan
oldest rserchanta. died at his ns'alence ia
this city yesterday afteraoon about 3 o'clock
from a stroke of paralysis. ; Mr. Hejer was
a native of Germany, and. his age about
sixty-eight years He came to this conn
try in 1840, and removed': to Wilmington
from the city of ; Charleston. .8. & , some
time during the year 1S45 Almost contin
uously from that period he had been en
gaged successfully- in mercantile pursuits
la this city. Hewaaa man of rugged exte-
r but of kindly heart,a true friend, a good
Citizen, and of unirapeachabla integrity ia
au dealings with hia fellow nun. '
The anenuneement ia requested to he
made that there will be a meeting of mer
chants of the city at the Produce Exchange
at 12 o'clock to-day, to express the feelings
of the commercial community over the de
mise of so well known and so highly
esteemtu a member of the busiiiess world,;
aad one eo long ioeatified with its pros
BcaaIaUavs AApt Its Kcapecs tm ska
MtrTrfc.e tat 3mm. : Hayer.
A mteung of , merchaata and business
men of the city was htld at the rooms of
the Pioduce Excbasge at toco yesterday.
J- H. Currra, Esq., waa called to the chair
and Co J L. Castwell was lequested to
act as-aecretfjy.f, ,
The chairman stated that the object of
meeting was to take action in regard to the
death of their feliow-merehaat,Mr. Jno. C
Heytr.lVj- j' . .'- ,
Meters. D. G. Worth. J. L Macks and
J. BL Carrie; were appointed a committee
to prepare suitable retolutiota Daring
their k!fcecM Mr Samutd Bear addressed
the meeting: in a fccliag manner and ia
commendition of the high asd honorable
Charactieristics of the deceased.
The fouoniag letter fn-ni Mayor 11 all
was read: I".'. ; f'-'-.V- .
AUt CHAianAK: I exceediogiy regret
my mammy to ue present to-day at the
meeting of the business community, to give
punuc expression to l&e regret and sense of
loss of the people ef Wilmincton in the
ceata ot the late Jobs CL lieTer. From an
intimate acquaintance and close personal
reuuoaa who mm ror more than thirty
years, I feel called upon, aad well qualtned
to testif v to the many virteta aad natural
endowments which greatly distinguished
aim as a ooa citizen, s nign-toaea, honor-
ante ana successiul cusiaesa man. as
f need, and as the head and guide of hia
family. Few mea surpassed him ia t&ese
respects. -' Peace to his ashes and may
ueavea a rjiessiDgs ue in atore lor him.
; E. D Hall. Mayor.
Mr. Macks, for the committee, submitted
the folio wing:
Whbrkis, He was identified with tbe
history and commercial interests of this
city for nearly half a century, and
VYhzsaas. It is meet and proper that
recognition isnoutd be made of the
teem in which he waa held by all, there-
rore, - , i
Resolved. That ia the death of Mr. John
C Heyer, the City of Wilmington has lost
a jot aad upright citizen, one who waa
devoted to its best interests, who served the
city in a faithful manner; the mercantile
interests one who ia all hia dealings was
strictly honest and fair; his friends one who
was alsavs willing -to lend a helping
Raoived. That we tender to his widow
and children our deepest sympathy in their
bereavement, trusting that' they will eeek
consolation in the fact that he led a life
worthy of emulation.
Rtsolttd, That a copy of these resolutions
ce sect to the lamur ot the deceased
and to the newspapers of the city for pub
Mr. Donald MaeRae seronded the adop
tion of the resolutioas in a few remarks of
CoL Roger Moore followed ia eulogy of
Mr. Heyer"; hie patriotism and love for his
adopted city and State; his individuality.
independence, charitable disposition, U-
tachnient to right, riid adherence to his
promises, I concluding with the assurance
of tbe sympathy of all with the family.
. Mr. B F. Mitchell added his tribute and
spoke of his long acquaintance with the
deceased and of his honesty and fair deal'
ing- "V. I
On motion, tbe resolutions were unani
mously adopted, and the meeting ad
TTaa Cltr a73eUai.
The election for Aldermen psssed off
quietly. There was little excitement and.
no disturbance at an v of the polls, and
generally Ike best of good feeling prevailed.
The official canvass of lbs vole, published
in tbe Star's - advertising columns, shows
that ibo folio w.cg were elected: -
! First Ward A J. Walker, rep-. George
W. Price. :jrep
8ecoiid Ward E. D. Hall, dem., Oscar
Pearsall, dem. :. . ;. :
Third Ward John L Dudley. dem.
James W Jj King, dem . .i
Fourth Ward Solomon H Fisbblate,
dem . John J. Fowler, dem.
Fifth -Ward Alexander Simpson, rep..
Frederick! B. Rice, rep.
The newly elected Board will meet to
day at noon at the City Hall and take the
oath of office, and will then proceed to the .
election of oneof their number as Mayor. .
Xfce Rallroa Sahacrlvolaw EleeUea.
The vote in the city on the question oj
subscription by the county to the Wilming
ton, Onslow & East Carolina Railroad
with the first division of the First Ward yet
tciheaf from is 1,843 for subscription and
86 against. It is estimated that the pre
cinct yet to hear from in the First Ward
will increase the vote for subscription
to about. 2.000.
. The rote in detail so far as heard from
was as follows:
, j VOn BTTBSCBIFTIOa-.
First Ward 1st Division. ..... .... . .-
"1 2d Division 344
" f 3d Division............. 268
Second I Ward. . . ....... ..... .... 258
Third Ward. . ..... . 312
Fourth ! Ward. . . .. .. . ............ . 283
Fifth Ward. .. .......... . . ... 374
f AUAIH8T SUB8CEIPTIOH. '. I
First Ward..M...... ............... . 8
Third Ward.. ............
Fourth Ward. ......... ,
The j vote for Masonboro is not official '
The party who furnished, it said that no
votes had been given in favor of subscrip
tion at this precinct.
"' h gentleman who came up from Harnett
Township last night sain that at 3 p. m.
45 votes had been cast at this precinct, and
that more votes had been cast against sub
scription than for it. "
The registered vote of the county ap
proximates 4,639, which was the total vote
cast, for Presidential electors at the last
FRIDAY, APRIL 1; 1887.
rart Hxelataak Im m
kichmohd. March 24-Governor Lea I
urn aitersooa received a cablegram from
chairman BouTerie, of the council of for
eiga bondholders of London, which he at
wes commnnicaiea IO the Lieeialaturv.
IJouveriesays: "The council will appoint
commissioners to come to Jgirginia to- con
fer with the representatives of the State for
aeiueise&t or ine debt- oo recainB snr.
i uu uro oast oi ny agreement which
I ""T be arrived at shall he available ravenoe
ance that the bests of any agreement which
as mutually agreed upon after competent
wiuwjuum, u We jjegistaiurn wui em
power toe Governor to consent to thia basis
oi compromise." '
orawa, mcuormicx louocuced a
joint n solution looking to the creation of a
comnusaion.to meet the one leferre to in
WnscnsSTXR- Mareh S4 -Tk l,Mt i.
not looKinsr well io the ValleyJ the severe
wcamer ior me last two weeks having
vmAMtmgu .-r &r id era are ptownur ana it
m taoug&t a Ute acreaga will be pi eon red
tacnitosD, March 24 The S jpreme
vourt of Appeato of Virginia to-day ren-
uucu a uccuuon in ue case or uoimes K.
Poryear. convicted of the murder of hia
wueoy poison ia Dinvnddie county, ia
Juae.lSSS. The prisoner when broueht to
mai asked for a cbaare of venue on mis
count of prejudice against him in Dinwid-
aie. This was granted and he was tried in
truce Ucorge county, waa convicted of
muroer ia the first degree aad sentenced to
ce hanged October 29th. of the same year.
sob uecisioa oi tae supreme Court bus
tains the judgment of the lower court and
imryear will be hanged, on a day to be
Anstotataneait Twa later-State
WASBXS6TOBY March 24. The Preauent
Saia aiternooa appointed Oscar 8. Straus.
of New Tot k. to be Eevoy Extraordinary
uu uiouier rienrpotennary ot tbe Uoittd
states to i urxey.
1 he rreaident to-dav suned the comBiia-
8'oos of the Inter-State Commerce commis-
bioners, but they will be held at the: White
House and ceuverrd to the new appointeta
uiwa mtir arrival, inictrmauoa wtu n
ceived to-day that Judee Cooler f
reaco Maso:cgtoa oatu the dose Of next
a. TTT - . . . ' '
week, and it was decided to make no effort
to get tfie Commissioners together before
mas time, as otner members al a have Dri-
vate affairs to wind up. When the Com.
mission assembles its first action will he to
organise ana men to immediately begiojhe
iwiwiusiiuon i me interpretation i watch
shall be given the most important provi-
Biooa oi me iaw- uaoaiaatte ror the posi
tion of Secretary are numerous, and each
tjommiscioccr seema likely lo have a favor
its tor1 tbe position. I;
The Civil Service Commission has Disced
tne posioicce at tucamoDdi Va., under Civil
Washisgtom. March 25. It ia n i ie-
garsed as settled that Assistant 8ecrtUry
Fair child will succeed Mannine as Secre
tary of the Treasury, and that hia appoint-
uwsfc wui ue oiuciaur announcea tne latter
part of next week. Solicitor McCue acd
Comptroller Marnard are Book en of aa no.
aible successors of Fairchild as Assistant
secretary, me iormer. however, ia said
to prefer a new circuit judgeship In New
xora city, and the latter is -understood to
prefer his present nosition. Third Andi.
tor William and Chief Clerk Toumans are
also said to be aspirants to the assistant
secretaryship. Nothing has been ; settled
in regard to the treasurership. Jor
dan's resignation has not yet been ac
cepted aal while he requested tbe
'resident : to - relieve him of the du
ties and rceponsibiuties of the; office.
about the thud of April, it is thought he
wouhi consent to retain the position a
while loccer if the President ta 'rlMtirrH
The chsacea are, however, that the Presi
dent wui be able to select his successor be
fore tbe da'e SDecified bv Jordan. Tt u
said that tbe President desires to select the
new Treasurer from the West.
l cere was considerable commeat at the
Treasury Department to-dav over the fail.
ure ot longee8 to make any provision for
paying tne salary or tbe new Orruit Jadm
of New York. The act creating the office
fixed the compensation at $8,000 per an
num dui no provision ior its payment wss
made in any of the regular appropriation
oiua. ine new appointee bill, therefore.
have to look to Congress to supply the
omission in the next Deficiency Appropria
tion bill It is not likely that lite office
win ce occiined ror this reason.
TUrllllnc IaetSeata ar tbe lee Gorce
ansa Flood GSaay Alvea Saapasea to
Sr. Paul. March 24. Tbe Pioneer Prts
Bismarck special says; All sttemnts to
Dreax tne cuoiey island gorge with dyna
mite are unavailing. A man was seen last
evening name down the river on a cake of
ice. frantically calling for help, but it was
impossible to aid him. Twelve famLies
near Irtvama bad a .most tbrilline experi
ence After being on the roofs of their
houses for twenty-four hours, a thin crust
was formed over the river and on thia thev
walked to the shore, two miles; some of
them breaking throueh several times, but
were rescued. Fort Irincnln army officers
here are still of the opinion that the people
opposite tne post, on tne lowlands south of
the city, perished ia the flood. iThis be- !
hef is becoming prevalent, and as renorts
come in from ths remote river districts, the
story sod suffering and loss of life is intensified.":.-
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THE STRANDED STEAMER
Tmm JfeoUa Keaebeal by thia tVreekera
aa ttaa PaMtascn be Takeat OAT
Veaael auae. Cars Wollr IasareA.
Naw Yokx. March 28. The wrecked
steamer Scotia, of the Favre line, now on
tne Deacn ntteen mues east of Fire Island,
has been reached bv the wreckins steamers.
and tbe rescue of the passengers will be nro-
eeeaea witn ss soon as possible. A dis
patch was received to-day from the scene
of the wreck by Elwell & Co., to whom the
vessel was consigned, stating that theses
was smooth and the vesael was resting easy.
In that case the Dasseazers mav be em aft
this afternoon. Another telegram slated
that the passengers who were taken ashore
yesterday had returned to the wreck to
sleep. Interpreter Thettley was wired for
early this morning to go to the wreck, as
the Italians were getting boisterous and un
ruly. Manager Ter-Kerile did not say any
thing about the ship, and it was presumed
at the office that this implied that with the
above exception everything was all right,
The vessel is fullv man red the board of nn-
derwr iters say; and the,cargo, which is worth
tov.uuu, is auo insure, it consists of
Italian merchandise and fruits-
Patchoqux. March 28 All the Scotis's
passengers were safely on shore by 2 o'clock
p. m , and tbe revenue cutter p Grant with
240 of them on board, started for New
York shortly sfterwarda. The wind and
sea have gone down and the steamer is
high and dry. : A cabin passenger named
Rider, a practical engineer, states that
Capt. Buffet did not know where he was
Thursday night.? He mistook . Shinecook
Light for Fire Island Ldcht. and the
steamer wss running at full speed when she !
went aground. The masts, which were of
iron, were net cut down, but snapped off
when the vessel struck. , ;
. THE.YACH.TS. ;
Betai ar these. See bv a Paaslas Steaaa-
t " ahj.
Naw YORK. March 2A The - ateAiBKhln
8aale, which arrived thia morning from
Bremen, reports having seen both the
Dauntless and Coronet, on Mareh 21. but
could not distinguish them by name. , One
was in latitude 48.9, longitude 34,49,
and the other in latitude 45.33, longi
tude S .52. - -, ,
UafkUlU t ia rira f Jaaaea
."--mm aB(r-T1s Warwew rmwJk.
CaTaUaa Ckarek Uaildtae
Tar BwatisKtbol Uaarw.l i
Philadbx-hijl, Kreh 24 Liabilities ot
the firm of James & John Hunter so far
discovered." amoast to $191,000, dittoed $
follows: Keene. Bodine & Co.; flOa 000:
Meehani&3 NaUonal Bank. $35,000; Fourth
Btrect National Bank. $10,900: Third Na
tional Bank. $64,000; West Philadelphia
National Bank.-$14 800; Iart-edeace N
tionl Bank. $5.000., All the compramis
in paper bearahe name of Jamts LongJ
president of the Uaion Trusi Comptnv.!
Long aaya he docs not kno to how much
paper hia name has bwa forge!. bat the
forged paper has been estimated as high as
three-fourths the court ameu&t. Jl addi
tion to the amounts meutiooed there is tup
posed lo he a large amount f paper afloat
which bests oaly the firm" name Tee u
mor that Jamsa Huaier twk a s'eMaer f-r
Brazil yes'erday gaintl ground this raorn-
ing, aa ntuiag bas tteen beard from him
since Tuesday, when h Mi tee cisy csten-,
llAht this raorninsr atemijcrs f the Btanti-
coae acenoi Doara, uh the aid of a Urire
wm sneD. oroae or.n ice licihd
Congrt-gaiiooal Church. U.rew out all tee
furniture, and tore down the buildiag1
They claimed the right to do this under the
wiit of the ute John Mills, who lettj the
iaaa tor scnooi or church purposes; and,
it is claimed further, that the church socie
ty never obtained legal nossessioa , These
tion of the school buxrl has created intense
excitement in Naatieoke Tne church trus
nmuKiuuiuuii!F laieuu uaviUi every
member of the board arrested on. 4rimiHl
chaigt-a. acd that they witl also sue the
Ecnuoi ooanl Ior heavy damages. '
A ksqbs Ctrl Brataiij ; Auialud
- kTiva Raaaba Dear Jeraev t ityi
jsrskt vTrT, March 24 Five roughs
wayhytd and assaulted Louue Wmbu.
U year old girl, Tuesdiy night. on ths o'ut-
fecinsor urntca. a small village ob the
nor.oera rauroa-J in the rKrthrra Dirt of
Hudson county. Thev drairued her inm a
emaa grove tf cedars in rear if Rrrrrt
berntr'a Pi sod Ihere accoairflKbed itbeir
purpoie-" The approach of a young wo
man employed as teteinaph operator ia tho
sutuon. rris&tesea them awav. but niyt h-
lore sue naa tecosnized -foar nf th ri-:
auier oi me inn spread aa alarm
searching parties scoured the woo ls.
lound oo tracts tf the cutDrh. Throata
or tyochi&g are louu ir tbey are ctpturei
ueK'n niea to-aay, U.
, trASHlJfGTOX .
neeretarr laannlnx-roi. Canaaar'a
- rtaraiaea. Ankle Get tins Well.
WASHI56TOK. March 25. The Pru
dent has appointed Leonard 3. Dillard tn
oa postmaster at Ux-t-rd, Hiss
Actios Secretary Fairchild ia infnrme.1
that Secretary Manning arrived at Queens -
mwa ia Ropa ueaun ana teal be blood lae
rougn passage acro the Atlaaticiverv
well. . I i ir
CoL W. P. Canadav. Scraeani-auLrm
ot tne u. a senate, who was severely hurt
aa oorse tailing upon bim last Friday.
is improving ' Dr John B. Hamilton: Sur
geon General of the Marine Uospiul Ser
vice, who is attending himj found it neces-.
sary yesterday to set his ankle in plaster cf
paria. He saya "CoL Canadiy will be out
ot eei in a lew oays.
JiTI I.L.IOXS t IT
m. reai wui t'ontest Harare the etl-
eaaa Co arte -A Ssaiwbat: Preanl
eat Aady Owe of the Coateataata.
ByTeleentotlwHoniliisStar. : .
Chicago. March 28 A nwil
Detroit says: Jude Thomas M Coolev
appeared in Wayne Circuit Court yesterday
as counsel for XL-a Clotilde Palms, dsugh
ter ami joint heir with her brother, Francis
F. Palms, of the late Francis Palms The
latter left property valued at about 7 Oftft .
000 to his two children. The will provides
for this trut to beheld until matnritv ia
attained by tbe children ! for either heir.
This ia as near as the testator came l ea
tailiog his vast possessions, and the lawyers
say that this will not stand the lest of our
laws A provision in the will disinherited
either heir who should contest tbe will on
its face, therefore thia case is) merely a
friendly discussion on the pert Ot counsel
to settle what the provisions of tbe will
mean. Under this Idiseuise lurks what U
expected will prove the greatest suit ia the
nistory oi tne btate. and u likely to give
Silas Fauns more notorietv. she heinv nnw
known to the public as the iady with whom
Senator Jones of Florida was smitten. As
Miss Palais has no children, the estate, ia
case she dies unmarried i and- childless.
would revert to her brother or his children.
Besides Jodj-e Cooler, there ia an eminent
array of legal talent in the case.
A S7,000 Fire at Blnshamptoa-New
caeca ar Freight aa Cattest ' Pleee
' Geoaa. J j - i- ' jj--' -
By Tetesrmph to the MornliKt Star. j
BiNOHAMPTON, March 28 W. 8. Weed
& Co 's planing mill was burned last night.
The loss is between $75,000 and $100,000;
insurance $50,000. - j ,j L
Nxw York, March 28. The arbitration
committee of the Southern Railway and
Steamship Association completed their la
bors at an early hour this morning and an
nounce as the result that after April first,
cottoa piece goods will be taken by every
line lo the Association in consignments of
less than a car load at third Class rates,
whether bound north or south ; acd con
signments by the car load : will be taken at
fourth class rates. This decision removes
what hss teen considered ss a discrimina
tion heretofore excepting in charging third
class rates for -south bound consignments
in any quantity as against sixth class rates
on north bound cobsieccicnis in i : anv
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Deairneuve Herri eaae la the Ceantry
- Araaad Wheeliasr. ,-
By Telegraph to theXorains Star.) )
Chicago, March 28. A Time special
from Wheeling, W. Va, says: "The hurri
cane of early yesterday morning did a large
amount of damage in this vicinity, although
the city itself escaped, owing to its sheltered
position. At Moundsville the large barn of
Charles Jasper was wrecked;! near Came
ron Mr. Ott's dwelling house waa destroyed ;
at Littleton, three barns and a saw mill
were wrecked. The Catholic Church at
Broad Tree station, on the Baltimore road,
was twisted at right angles to its former
position. 8ix miles above this city the
large stock barn of Edward Miller was
blown a quarter of a mile and reduced to
splinters. At Burton a large amount of
lumber was wildly scattered. Reports of
other damages are constantly coming in.
- SO UTbTcAROLI NA . j ;
Lawyers Shaotlaa Each Other Fall of
Baiea fat a Ceart Baeha. f .
IBV TBlecraph to the aTornmc Btar.l ' -Chabxbstoit,
March 26. At Newberry
today while a case was progressing before
trial Justice Bleaz, Geo. Johnston and Jno.
B. Jones, attorneys lepreseuting parties to
the suit; pulled their pistols and opened
fire on each other. Nine shots were fired.
Johnston was shot through the right ear,
in the left arm. and in the thigh, but was
not seriously hurt. Jones was shot through
the body and perhaps' fatally wounded. In
trying to stop the firing, lawyer Cromer
had three holes shot through his clothing.
The court room was crowded at the time
of tbe affray. Both Johnston and Jones
are highly connected and among the most
prominent men in the community.
5 Oxford Orphans Iriend: Grand
Master C H. Robinson has recently sp-
pointea oro. d. v. irrenxun, or Winston.
wrana xiecinrer. -
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Paraaal PatMsMsa Takta af hia Tl-
talar Chrh at ataanelaaaataa
Cereaaaalea at the lavcaUiare.
R?1?. March 25 It waa jjst halNpast
10 o clock (this morning. Uie day being the
sanred feast day of the Annunciation, when
Cardinal James Gibbons, Archbishop of
Baltimore, arrived at the Iron gates of por I
tico ot the Basilica ot Santa Marie, in Tm
tevere, for the purpose ot formally taking
possession of it as his titular church. IU
arrayed in the splendid robes of a Car
dinal. wearing a white fur cape, crimson
mantle, and long train. When he
reached the door ot the church he knelt
upon a cuspidor placed there on a strip of
CArpcC Canons belonging . to the church,
and students of the American College in
Roma wearing surplices, were waiting for
the Archbishop. Student Stickri. of Cin
cinnati, was cross-bearer, and theacolytea
carrying candles were students Doberty of
uaiumore and Shea of Cincinnati. Bishop
Keane, of Richmond. Ya. and Bishop
Wstterson, of Columbus. Ohio, were
with . the canons waiting. Studsnt
Beardon,! of Baltimore. Md., bore the
crucifix, f Cardinal Gibbons, when he ap
proached the church, waa accompanied by
Right Rev. John Ireland. Bishop of St.
Paul, Minn., and by the master of ceremo
nies, Marquirer and others. Ths Cardinal,
alter kneeling, kissed the crucifix which
waa presented to him by a canon wearing a
cape. The Cardinal then put on his be
retta, and so covered, placed incense in the
thimble, f Ha then again bared hia head
and took the aspersorghum; the canon who
had presented the crucifix and signed him
self with the sign of the cross, then re
placing the beretta. He asperged the peo
ple present with holy water, af ior which he
again removed hia beretta and was thrice
incensed -by the canon. The choir' mean
while singing the autiphon, See Saendos
Magnu. After being thus Incensed the
procession moved to the altar, followed by
the Cardinal, who blessed the people aa he
went. At the altar the blessed sacrament
wss administered and all knelt for is
short time in prayer. Tho procession next
went to the high altar, and there the Cardi
nal knelt and the canon recited a pater notter
and other prayers. In the apsilat the throne,
with a white, black and crimson canopy
had been placed. The Cardinal seated him
self on the throne, the hilhnna anil
in attendance being seated about him. The
irroiaonotory manager thereupon read in
Latin the ninal bull
Santa Marie in Tras tevere to Cardinal Gib-
uons aa nis utuiar church. This bull was
a lone document and recited t lonvth th
nature of the assignment of tha govern
ment, custody and annexed privileges of
the basilica. After the reading of the bull
the canons went forward to the throne and
all but the chief
Cardinal's hand, the Cardinal rising to re
ceive the chief canon for the kiss of Daaca
ad oteulum vaeis. An addivsa tmm ih-
canons to the Cardinal was then read in
Latin br Canon PrinMwn Irlni.i T
of great length. j
To this Cardinal niWv-.no' Mmiii.!..
seated, responded with an eloquent address .
" 'uiw was strong ana ringing; each
word he tutiti wftaHistinilo hNi k k k
' HbMUt WlUVUgU
he snoke under the ni4"li1mlvtalim vf Kainis
seated behind the altar. His voice rose to-
ards the conclusion of his address, which
SS Drononneed matrnifioont'TKA
- A " VUVIU
now effentivelir rii1prul tho TV ru...
to splendid music, after which the Cardi
nal went iorwara to ine altar and the papal
indulgence Of one hnnitnxt tara woo m.A
in Latin. The Cardinal then blessed the
people assembled. j
The church was occupied largely by
Americana and d
Rome during the ceremonies. In addition
to Americans, French aad Italians, a num
ber of Roman men wnmn anil rhtMn.
or ine peasant class were present. ;
A French Steamer Ahnrn am it,.
Tuoauc Island Coast -A Norfolk Boas
Schooner Sank AU Htali Saved.
FeRR TRRT. Ann . aTareh 9R 1 1 A M
The French steamer Scotia is ashore near
Blue Point Station. Lorn? Island fifteen
miles east of here. The life
have gotta line to her, but owing to the
heavy surf have not been able to do any
thing in the way of taking off her nassea
gers. She has 1,000 Italian immigrants on
board. I The Scotia is a screw brig-rigged
steamer, 325 feet in length, 40 feet in
breadth and 23 feet' in depth. She waa
bnilt at Tilh Rntlnn in 1RQ1 mwA i-
owned by Cyprien, Fabreolo& Co.,' of Mar-
oeuiea. - . - .
New York. March 25 The aoent nf
the Fabre line in this city baa received a
dispatch from Capt. Ruffet, of the wrecked
steamer ecotia, staling that tbe passengers
were all safe and wnnld he cent nn in N
York to morrow. The vessel wss resting
easy. IThe sgent thought that Capt. Ruf
fet had beached the vessel to save the lives
of her nassen vera. - A steamer ha hun
Chartered to bring the Scotia's passengers
:.-. a. rwn ww - - wn . 1-
iaw poru ine aierriu vvrecKing Cos
Offidala savthat their lateet In
that the Life Saving people have a line to
tne spip, Duiinai none of the passengers
have been taken off" yet. The wind is off
shore and the aea'ia rtnoh nrkata sktnk
were started to-day will not reach the Wreck
uuui caii j to-morrow morning. -
Montana, from Damnriartntla Main. n
Norfolk, sprung aleak on the 231 inst.: and
durinca heavy northwest gale whi'e off
Fen wick's Island, bearing about north wast
and distant" 45 miles, capsized and sunk.
Capt. Crosby and the crew of five men were
rescued by the schooner Henry Souther
from Ravftnnili mil tomstjwt-- Kom .t n n
Capt. Crosby reports nothing saved; i
CoUIalonoB the Rew Jersey Central
I one men Killed aad Two fflea Se
verely Iajared. - j
: j By .Telegraph to the Homing Star. ! "
EA8TOS. March 28 A enllision or pur
red on the New Jersey Central Railroad
near! Rock port this moraine between a
freight train and a coal train which were
going in opposite directions Wm. ' Dun
lay, fireman of the coal tram, waa killed
Nathan Bel ford, engineer of the freight
train, was badly scalded, and Howard De
uart,' engineer of the coal tram, severely
intnted- - Roth lAnunrtllwM avenv hu1mu1
and over twenty cars damsged. - Tbe acci
dent resulted from the failure of tbe coal
train to wait for orders.
Foetaaaater Hager af Charleaton, S. C.
Kev. w. Im -Lynch ar the JnT. E.
Jfsareh. . ' - i
ChART.RTOW . Mareh ' 9A Postmaster
Huger died this morning. He was ap
pointed by President Cleveland. Already
there are four or fire candidates for the of
fice in the field. I
WniCHKSTRR, Va., March 28 Rev. W.
L. ! Lynch, of the Baltimore Conference,
M. E. Church South, died this morning at
Berrwille. of nannene cansed hv ntutmn.
tion of the blood vessels. The remains
will be taken to Mount Crawford for inter'
CHARLOTTTt- N. C. fareh 9.1 Tha trx-
haenn faetorv. of V ill or Jk Rnhinun -t
Salisbury, was burned this morning. Loss
AAA ML - MM .
o,vuv over sue insurance, i ne nre is sup
posed to have been of incendiary origin.
The Geaeral Asweaabjv aad the
Coaaaalaaloa. , ' j. .... ; . -
RicmcoSD. March 28. A loint reaoln.
tlnn nrorltina for tha frtrmmtinn . tli.
MmniutAn teleoranhofl liat nijrlil ft. .
ing be passed by the House of Delegates,
vouw up iu uiv ocuau; to-uay. out owing to
the small attendance of the Senators and to
the fact that a fight is expected to be made
over Its passage, the resolution waa made
the special order for Tuesday next; - : - -
Fred. Warde had tatlier sra'all !
audiences ia Wilmington, but a big one at '
Golds boro. . . - ,
' New York World: VV infield
Hancock a craak from Bladen county. N .
C., called M the White House a few days
ago with the information that the public
thoueht blm entitled to the Pretldoncy. Ho
aid he would accept the chair at once if
there was no objection. Ho has been given
thirty days for vagrancy Ills historic
ustce had evidently affected his resoa,j -
, Raleigh Visitors :t About ! 5
o clock yesterday afternoon two young
white men named Frank Russell sod Henry .
JHarteOeld succeeded in breaking out of
aiL They belong to a batch of work
ouse hands who are employed on the pub-H
he roads near ths city. Fifty convicts
will be sent from the penitentiary to-morrow
afternoon to work on the Plymouth
Turnpike, la Beaufort county.. i r
t-uanoite uoscrvcr: ; it is no- 'i
derstood that so far ten companies of tha N.
G. State Guard have sign! fled their inten
tion nf attending the National Drill at.
Washington Cityla May. , The train ,
from Columbia failed to reach this city
yesterday evening for the first time in many
mouths. Tbe cause of tbe failure was tho
destruction by fire of a section of the track
about thirteen miles this side of Columbia.
Goldsboro 4r$rtt;- .The move
ment on the part of those interested in the
estabishment of a broom factory in our
city, to obtain broom corn seed and dis
tribute it among the farmers for this tea
son's planting, is a good one. Rev J.
J. Lafferty, D. D.; who has baen called tho
Sidney Smith of the South, has been se
cured for two lectures by the ladies' work
ing societies of the two Methodist churches'
in this city - . j.;: '"M--"'"
Rookingham Rocket: We learn
that a small negro child in Wolf Pit town
ship was so badly burned on Thursday last
that it died of its wounds on Saturday
-On the 19th of February. 1884. the
dreadful cyclone passed near this place, de
stroying the lives of many people, mostly
colored. '.. Poor Sandford's house stojd in
the track of it and was blown tojpleces. two
ot his childreu being killed. His thigh was
broken by a flying piece of timber, and Le ilas
been in a condition of helplessness ever '
since. He lingered in suffering until Fri
day, 18lh inst., when death came to hia re
lief. He waa between 45 and SOvearsof
a?e. He was a member of the Pee Dee.
Guards, one of the first to enlist iu the late
war. J. M. Johnson, a travelling
salesman for a Greensboro nursery, was in
Rockingham last week and swindled Mr.
W. 8. Fowlkes, -"proprietor of tbe Pee Deo
House, out of seventy dollars. :
Raleigh News-Observer : Lieu- :
tenant Winalow has gone to Elizabeth City :
to escort a delegation of tbe Maryland Leg-: '
ialature through the oyster reeion down so
far as New Bern. Governor Scales
yesterday commuted the death sentence or
John Card well to life imprisonment in tho
penitentiary, Cardwell was convicted of
rape at the spring term ot Wilkes county
Superior Court, 1888, and sentenced to be
hanged in July.of tha same year. Before the
day of execution -he escaped from the jail
and was not present on the day of tbe
hanging that was to have been. Tbe exe-
cution was indefinitely postponed. He was
recaptured and appealed to the Supreme '
Court, which affirmed the sentence of the '
lower court, and he was sirsin sentenced to
be hanged April 29th, 1887. A subsequent
examination of the facts in the case showed
that he was not wholly guilty of rape and
on the petition of the solicitor and many
good citizens, the Governor changed the -sentence
to life imprisonment.
Clinton Caucasian :. Quite a
number of business men have been pros
pecting for locations and building lota in
and around Clinton. Last week Mr.
William A. Faison lost about 700 panels of
fence by fire. The carelessness of negro
women was the cause. A gentleman
from the country last week gave us quite a
novel way to catch a hawk. He observed .
that they often alighted upo a stack-pole in
the field and on the top he set a steel trap.
In this way he has caught several this win
ter One ot our prominent business
men informs us that a canning factory will
in all probability be established here this
summer. The question now is. are
the huckleberries killed ? Tbe Loan
A DfiiaOl&tiftn ha-srae TKoa s-1aaa mnsh A Tki ,
wawwvuaiawa aawv Hem UVUV aAAlAVaj fVVJUt UUD
it cannot meet the. demands of increasing
busicess. . The way to build up a town
is to have faith in. its future. Clinton
expects to celebrate the completion1 of the
railroad about tbe 20th of April i in fine
style, i We learn that a grand ball and dis .
tinguished speakers are on the programme,
Raleigh News- Observer: We are
pained to announce the death, on Sunday
moraine last, of Mrs. Margaret Chambers,
surviving wife of Edward St. John Cham?
bers, in the 58th year . of her age. if It
seems that . somebody answering the de
scription of Walter Bineham is creating a
sensation in the ''far west" Yesterday
Chief of Police Heartt received a letter
from a detective in Nebraska, asking for a
full description of Bingham, photograph,
rewards, &c. The party also stated that he
had a partial description of Bingham, and
he had reason to believe that he was in that
State, i Inquiries have also been received
from Virginia concerning him. - Mr.
Richmond Pearson has published another
card, we understand, in which he calls on
Messrs. R. A. Doughton and C R .Thomas,
tellers on the part of the House in the lato
election of magistrates, to produce the
tally sheet of the vote, which he alleges
they have hidden. Now Mr. Pearson knows
as well as anybody that the report of the:
iciicre vu ue result ot we election wss
made and accepted in due form and so is to
be found on record as part of the proceed
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Charlotte Chronicle: The newj
jiunuy is tne moat prominent suDject or
conversation among tbe students of David
son . College just now. The two society!
libraries have been consolidated with that,
of the college, and all the books have been
collected and arranged in the library room
in the main building. The Board of Trus-i
tees will elect a professor of natural phiioso
phy at their meeting in June. Tho people
of Davidson College have failed in all their
attempts to secure a pastor. Rev. Frank
J. Brooke has declined the call that was
given him. A colored man named
Owen Gray, was yesterday arraigned be
fore Enquire Severs, upon -the charge of
carrying a concealed weapon, and waa
fined $10 and costs. Mr. Devereaux.
a well known shoemaker of this city, was
severely bitten in the calf of his leg last
Saturday night by a dog. Mr. Devereaux
knew that ths dog was not mad and conse
quently felt no uneasiness, but Sundsy
morning he was seized with pains that ex
tended from his wound to his shoulder and
he became partially paralyzed. He sent
for Mr. John T. Butler's madstone and
applied it to the wound, and was greatly
relieved. At the first application the stone
adhered to the wound for tbe space of bait
an hour. At tbe second application it' ad
hered for only a brief time, and at the third
application it failed to adhere at alL Fol
lowing the application of the mad stone tbe
pain entirely subsided. . J ; , j .
" Goldsboro Messenger: The Bap
tist ministers' conference - will be held this
yesr st Tarboro. April ll-14lh. Mr.
John W. Thompson, Secretary ancLTreas
urer of the W. & W. Railroad, we regret
to learn, is confined lo his room at tbe Ar
lington Hotel by sickness. . We are
pleased to learn that Judge Boykin has
seen fit to appoint Thomas J. Whitaker,
Esq., to fill the vacancy in tbe Superior
Court Clerk's office of Jones county caused
cy the death of Mr. Isaac T. Wilson.
Mrs. R. A. Hall, in Pender county, had the"
misfortune on - the 17th inst. to lose her
dwelling and a good deal of her furniture
and supplies by fire A loss of $1.800 ; no
insurance.- Washington City items:
Treasurer Donald Bain ia here. He has
settled with the Interior : Department the
amount of the Indian Trust Fund.
Mrs Vance read a bright paper yesterday '
upon "Violins and Paginini" at the Ladies'
Historical meeting. At the next meeting.
March 25th, Mrs. Vance will preside.
A brace of intelligent gentlemen, not North '
Carolinians, one an ex-trustee of public
schools, the other sn ex-superintendent,
who heard Major Bingham's speech before
the Department of 8uperintendence,say that
it was the finest effort made i during the
three day's session. They Speak in the
highest terms of the address, both as to its.
matter and manner. To this I will add
what sn intellectual and experienced North
Carolinian remarked . Said- he to me yes -terdsy
of the three representatives in the
body from our State, Messrs, Finger. Bing
ham .and Tomlinson : "North Carolina ia .
moreblyand creditably represented in Ibis
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