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SOI TIIEIIN FORESTS ARBOR DAT
We are under obligati6nB to oar
old friend Peter Ei Smith, Esq., of
Halifax, for copy of th& address
delivered by Mr. C. R. Pnngle, of
Georgia, before the Southern Fores
try Cougress that met id its second
session at De Fa nick Springs,' Flori
da, on the lGth of Februar lasL
The Stab is glad that therej arc gen
tlemen of intelligence .and ability in
the South who are awake to the im
portance of preserving the jsouthera j
forests and of tree planting j in boo-
lions stripped of the original trees
and left bare, barren and unprofita
ble. :: .- -
The Stab has many times discuss
ed this forestry question, j. Years ago
it considered it at length
elaborate editorials. It did
the Southern press jwas
politicians were j indifferent.
there Is an awakening, w
to know, and after awhile
ern farmers will , understand the lm
portanco of restoring and preserving
the forests. Health, fertility, com
fort and wealth all are. more or less
involved in this matter. j
In the North there is Ian associa
tion known as the American Forestry!
Congress, and in tha Sonth there is
the Southern Forestry Congress. Thi
latter 4)ody passed! a resolution je
questing the Governors ojf the South
ern States to appoint an "lAibor Day?
in their respective States. jThe Stab
took leave to urge oar nost worthy
Chief Executive who deserves to be
respected, esteemed and held in honor
n L i .J
uj i gwu luii.ous u appuiDbDUCU
a day. For reasons satisfactory t
r-l ci-T .1.. -
uov. ooaies tnis was not done.
Many of the States have such
day, and in the North is has been
found highly beneficial 6n 'such a
day tree-planting is carried on in the
towns and thousands ofj young trees
are set out, all the people being inj
terested in the work. On the farms
trees aro planted where there are de
nuded or naked spots. , la' California
the day was first celebrated on 27th
November last. . The Saa Francisco
Examiner taid the next day:
iu.i world nas never Known a wiser or
mon bjautifu! custom than that which yes
lerdiy had its bagiooiag within our State,
and certainly it could not have been inaug
urate'! unJsr mora delightful or auspicious
circumstanoes." j !
The President of the United States
was asked by tho Southern Congress
in 1835 to invite the -jGoveroors of
the South to send delegates to the
Congress in 1880. Mtl Cleveland
complied but the S-iuthernGovernors
failed to comply. There were other
resoliitioni adopted tqat have aIo
been disregarded. But the Southern
Governors will become interested af
ter awhile, for this movement .will
grow and the tsrae wilj como when
all enlightened farmer will unite in
askinjj for an "Arbor bay."
Why should there pel 'an "Arbor
Day ?" Or rather, in Uew of facts,
of careful statistics, why should" not
every civilized country have such a
day?. Mr. Pringle copies from the
ninth edition of the Celebrated En
cyclopaedia Britannioi to show the
actual per cent, of wooded .lands in
the leading countries,
We copy from
"Great Britain, in 1877,1 had four per
cent. ; Ireland, in 1877. had one and a half
per cent ; United Kingdom.! including Isle
of Man and Channel Islands, in 1877, had
wree and onefourth per) cent ; Russia in
Europe had. in 1872. forty rtwo per cent. ;
oweden had, in 1875, forty per cent; Norway-had.
in 1870, twentyTtwo per cent ;
Denmark had. in 1876, four per cent ; Prus
sia had. ia 1876, twenty three per cent;
w nhadin 1878 thirty-six percent.:
Wertemberg had, in 1876. thirty-one per
nt. ; Holland had, in 1875, six per cent.;
Belgium had. in 1866, Jflfteen per cent;
France had. in 1874. sixteen percent ; Italy
uau. in 1874, twelve perl cent; Austria -Proper,
had, ia 1875. thirty-one per centi
Hungary had. in 1875 twenty-eight per
ctnt.; Switzerland had, id 1877, nineteen
Percent. ; . J- - -,
"Nw. from the bestj information at
-"and, the proportion ofj woodlands in the
united States, while greater than in some
'n the foreign countrieslnamed. it is smaller
man in many others." j . ,
In former editorials we showed
. how salubrity of climate, fertihty of
soil and productiveness depended on
the forests, and W showed how.
krgosections once hojied for richness
had become barren jand worthless
under the savage slaughtering of the
Wee8. The South bis been a great
sufferer in this direction. Mr, Prin
gle also refers to .the rapidity with
which Southern wooded lands are
. being "gobbled np" by greedy and
remorseleaa syndicates, manafactnr-
era and speculatora. He says : . . " .
TMl'Ln.oUcd wxy n account ' from a
K.paper of a twt of nearly nine
l.nT0"!"68 o( heavily timbered
lands in tfeat Florida having ben bought
up by syndicate of Dutch bf nkers in Am
sterdam for speculation, and not many days
f5A"w account of large tracts being
bought up in Georgia expressly for the tim
S!I;-?d ? work of BPeculation and
destruction is going on, and if tho govern
ment does not protect its forests in some
m; ?d th.at .T,ery B00n the time will
S!JS1i l"1,1,e8tlie necessity of it
tJmbB latto accomplish the de
! wf.ult8- To toke the necessary action
alluded to we must not only ask the ques
tion. HOW Shall thi. lut nAnat tint tU
f XTn8 and the ?eneral government as well
mu Dwer .inia question 4n a tangible
manner." ..; ; ;.k. .ur, , v,
tThe people mast be instracted in
this matter.' It is the duty of the
press , to educate them'. The Stab
is trying to do what it can in this
as in other important"; questions.
The people need light. The politi
cians need stirring up. ; This forest
ry question is practical, and one day
gle has the right view! He says:
, -X f- ;
"Everything must have i beginning.
Educate the people of a county to the ne
cetsity of conserving their forests, and try
to control public sentiment enough to elect
members of the State Lezialatura to mnko
your laws what they should be and what
they must be, to benefit the cause of Fores
try, and then pass resolutions reaaestin?
your members in the National Legislature
to pass such laws as will protect the forests
now owned by the Government; and let it
be known everywhere that you, cannot pro
Uet your forest without protecting (he people. "
It is the duty of Governors and
legislators to understand this ques
tion, and to see to it that no detri
ment befal the State by this sweeping
destruction of forests this unwise
enmity against one of the beauties of
God's handiwork the. noble- trees
that are. ever singing the praises of
Jehovah and lifting their heads and
arms Heavenward. Save the trees.
' Woodman, spare that; tree," sang
George P. Morris forty years ago.
SHERMAN AND lOOM."
Gen. Sherman has been caught in
his fabrications often. Gen. Hamn-
- - . J a
ton exposed him. Gen. j Fry, we be
lieve it was, pushed him to the wall
in a controversy in the North Amer-
tcan liemew. It is no cri ven out
that Gen. Logan's forthcoming book
will corner the old falsifier and will
at least put him in a very disagreea
ble if not embarrassing position from
which be cannot extricate himself by
any dodging or varnishing to which
he may resort. Of course . with the
great mass in the North this will not
affect the standing of old Cum p.
The frequent exposures of his false
statements and. tergiversations ap
pear to have endeared him the more
to the Northern heart just as the vi
olations of law and the usurpations
of authority and the! exposures of
confidential friends made Grant still
more a popular idol in that section
where men of low morale are tho
chosen heroes and demigods.
It seems that Sherman was in
friendly correspondence with Logan
while the former was 'writing his so
called "Memoirs," a tissue of fables.
In his many letters he. is said to have
been warm in his praise of Logan.
But alas, when the volumeajappear
ed he found himself j slighted, scur
vily treated, and he did not forget it.
The Savannah News says of this
"Sherman, it is claimed, after the publi
cation of his book, noticing the unfavor
able comments on bis unjust treatment of
Gen. Logan, and knowing that in hit cor
respondence, with the latter he had ex
pressed an entirely different opinirfu, and
fearing that the correspondence between
them would be published, he begged Gen .
Logan to keep the correspondence a secret
He even wanted the letters. Gen. Logan
promised not to publish the letters during
hia lifetime, but he refused to permit tbem
to paw out of his keeping. . -
"Mrs. Logan, it seems, concluded to
publish llu-m, and the sad specticle, it is
alleged, will be presented of Geo. Sher
man's convection of 'wilful fabrication and
duplicity.' An effort has been made to
keep these letters out of print within the
last few days, but without success. Gen.
Sherman will have to face the music, and
it promises not to be very pleasant music
either." j .
SORGHUM VARIETIES AND IIW-
It is surprising that the farmers do
not cultivate sorghum. The Chinese
and African sugar canes can certain
ly be' cultivated successfully in the
South and be made a source of profit
and comfort. Sorghum is one of the
oldest plants known to history. It is
said to have been cultivated in China
nearly or quite 4,000 years ago. '- It
has been grown in both Asia and
Africa, f There are two kinds of cane
the Sorgho - (Chinese) and the
Imphee (African.) Sorghum was
introduced into:' France in 1851.
About 1855 it was first tried in the
United States. v
It is good for forage, for syrup and
sugar. It is grown in every section
of onr vast country, with ' possibly
the exception of T New England.
There are thousands who now pro
duce it annually. . : Some of the ope
rators in syrup-making have plants
that cost as high as 3,000. Some
of the syrups now ; made, from the
sorghum equal the best refined ey-.
rups in market, j
Sugar can be made also, and money,
with it. The' North appreciates the
value of the sorghum crop and great
quantities are now : produced. I Dr.
Collier has published a book on sor
ghum, in which he asserts that it is
destined to famish all the sugar that
- - - -- - . -? v' 0-
our. country will need, and much that
foreign countries will consume. This
may be an extravagant prediction. '
The varieties of ' Sorgho and Im
pbee. are numerous. There, are the
Regular r Sorgho Early . Amber,
Oomsuna, Liberiah, Link's Hybrid,
White -Mammoth, White African,
Neeazana and a hair dozen or more
others. - Early Amber 1b more gene
rally cultivated'in the North. For
Southern latitudes the" Liberian or
Early Orange i better. A Of coarse
those who' would cultivate it intelli
gently and with ibe best profi t must
ot others is .worth muoh to any one
embarking .in ; any: .'enterprise : The
neceBsaryginstructions are easily ac
cessible. ; An useful pamphlet called
"The Sorghum Hand Book" is pub
lished y by the Blymer ; Iron Work
Company: ; of Cincinnati, Ohio.
. RE0PCE THE ACREAGE.
The Stab used" lo urge upon the
cotton planters to cut down the acre
age. It was aooustomed to ssy that
if for three or five years they would
reduce their acreage one-third that
cotton would advance to 15 cents or
more aooordtng to "the" number! of
years this course wan pursued, until
it had reached the maximum price.
We notice that the Louisville Cou
rier-Journal and Richmond State
are urging that the tobacco growers
shall reduce their production 40 per
cent. There is now a great surplm
on hand in this country and in Eu
rope. Oar Louisville contemporary
says that 40 per. ! cent, would be
about 80,000,000 pounds. It says:
J "There is, therefore, nothing to require
a long siege or years to rectify the blunders
of previous overproduction; but one year
oi wisaom ana uiscretion will uo it all.
It will be. of courae. necasaarv to avoid
overproduction thereafter, as that mistake
in any year would create anew the ruinous
condition under which the market has
been latterly suffering. The markets are
like a man in this too much feedinz.
however wholesome the food, will produce
indigestion, v j
But will the tobacco growers be
wiser than the cotten planters? The
latter have kept up as far as bad sea
sons would allow their production of
the great staple. The result has been
immense loss in the diminution of re
ceipts. .The prices have ruled low
and thousands of planters are in
financial distress with farms all plas
tered over with mortgages. ' High
interest .for supplies has reduced a
vast army to a condition of servi
tude or of great embarrassment. We
have no idea that the tobacco men
will be wiser. In some sections not
really well adapted to the growing
of that crop it will be partially or
entirely abandoned, but the great pro
ducing sections will grow all they can,
we have no doubt,andtake the chances
as to prices. Of course this is not
prudent or wise. If there were not
more than 3,500,000 bales of cotton
produced in the South for the next
ten years,' the price of the Southern
staple would never fall below 12
cents, and we believe it would ave
rage 14 or 15 cents. Tobacco would
of course rule higher with less pro
duction. J i
. TWO noNVHSNTS NEEDED.
Pickett's Division have determined
to erect a monument "to mark the
point where they made the most gal
lant charge of any Confederate com
raand during the war." Such is the
announcement as telegraphed from
Richmond. It is to be of Virginia
granite. It will be placed at the
point where Pickett is supposed to
have - pierced the Federal line. It
will have four sides and four inscrip
tions. Here is one:
ry:'y:. VALOR. -'' ;;'!
The brigades of Garnett and Armstead.
of Pickett's division, pierced tho Federal
lines and reached this point on their charge
of July 3. 1863. Number , engaged. 4.700.
Losses, 8.893. "Charging an army while
all the world wondered." :
North Carolina should, cause to be
erected a monument of North Caro
lina marble or granite at the point,
as indicated in Batphelder's map of
the Battlefield ot Gettysburg, where
the ambulance corps of the Federals
found dead North Carolinians farthest
in farther in than the dead - of any
other command. In addition, the
surviving members of Heth's Divis
ion, of Soales's and Lanes' s brigades,
commanded by . Gen. Trimble, of
Maryland, should have a meeting
and determine upon a monument to
be erected, on the battlefield to tell
exactly the truth of that great fight
on the third day, and to show that
they displayed valor and made sac
rifices equal to, thoae pf Pickett's
men. This ought to .be done to vin
dicate the truth of history and to do
justice to the memory of the gallant
men' who fought at Gettysburg.
Gov. Scales and Gen. Lane might
unite in working up this, matter to a
successful issue. -
' Great demonstrations have been
made in Brooklyn and Washington
in protest, against .Tory oppression
of 'Ireland.- The r Sonth ' ought to
move f also. Has Wilmington no
voice of sympathy? - ' '
: ; It is said to be a fact .that Queen
Victoria hates 'London and that the
Londoners are not much in love with
her. , ;'"
vriimlnctoa Cotton Mliu.
At the meeting of stockholders'" of the
Wilmington Cotton Mills, held at the office
of the President, the following were elected
directors: Messrs. Jas. . H. . Chadbourn
wm.- A. French, Geo. W. Kidder. F.r W.
Kerchner, John W. Atkinson, B.G.Worth,
Norwood Giles, r .
- The new . Board elected the following
officers for! the ensuing year: .
. President W A. French. .
Vice President Jas. ll. Chadbourn.
. i ... . . . .
Secretary and Treasurer Edward 8.
? The mills are represented to be in fine
running tdert new; improvements having
neen maae recenuy a the plant, and with
fair prices for . products of the looms and
spindles, the future looks brighter
The ciloton Celebration. -
The celebration at Clinton on'.thS 27th
inat., of the completion of the railroad from
Warsaw to thkt place, promistS to be
popular and pleading affair. A great many
people from the surrounding country and
aiong me uoe oi tue railroads . will, attend
and ample arrangements will be made for
their - entertainment , A military parade.
addr;9, a big dinner and a grand ball are
among the aUractioas mentioned. The
Cornet Concert Club of this T city have "de
ciuea w acompiiy taa ight larantry on
the occasion, and the fine '' music that the
band will furnish will be another attractive
The New Savlusa Bank.
-The corporators of the Btnk of Claren
don Messrs. J. W. Atkinson, W. H. Chad
bourn, Clayton Gileai Gibriel Holmes, R.
j..Jone8. .S. Martin, Jis. C Stevenson,
G. H. Smith, Wm.' Latimer, Peub roke
Jones, ; W. L Gore. A. J. , DeRos9et and
Wm. Caldcr met in the Directors' room
of the First National Bank yesterday, when
Messrs. A. J. DaHosjet, R. J. Jones and
Wm. Calder were appointed commissioners
to open books of subscription to the capi
tal stock. .
. A subscriber, writing from Farmer's Turn
out, Brunswick county, says thai oh Tues
day last ! Alexander hie, living nesr that
place, dug-up a bomb-shell from the rail
road pitch and threw it into a log heap fire.
The Shell exploded with great violence, and
came near killing Lee and his daughter. It
had been buried more thin twenty-two
years, probably, but whether it was
Federal or Confederate missile, no one can
A Lunatic at arce.
A; young man who registered at the Pur-
cell House Friday evening as T. F. Boykih.
of Virginia, was placed in confinement at
the City Hall yesterday afternoon, by Cpt.
Brock, puief of Police, and his friends at
Ivoi, Southampton countv, Va., were tele
graphed to in regard to his condition. The
man is evidently insane. Yesterday mom
ing he visited the store of a merchant on
Front street and demanded $3,000 one
half in bash and the balance in a check on
a Virginia bank. He was induced to leave
the store and go to the City Hall, where he
was introduced to Capt. Brock. In con
versation with the captain he said that some
one was pursuing bim ' and finally be
came so excitea tnat it was deemed neces
sary to place bim in confinement; but this
was not accomplished until after a hard
straggle, and with the united efforts of five
or six men
A comparative statement of receipts of
naval stores at this port from April let
Ine beginning of the crop year to April
loth is as follows:
Spirits turpentine 1,221 casks; last year,
Rosin 12,041 barrels; last year, 28,127
barrels. ' - ' "
Tar 3,171 barrels; last year 11.865 bar
rels. - f; !
Crude turpentine 534 barrels; last year,
The weekly statement of receipts and ex
ports of cotton at this port, shows the fol
lowing: . .- "
Receipts for the week ending yesterday
103 bales; for the same week last year 984.-
Decreasa 791 bales.
jReceipts for the crop jear to April 16ib,
133,836 baler; to same date last year 97,973.
Increase, 84,863 balis. . i
Stock in port 2,235 bales; same time last
year, 4,288 bales. V
FROM RAIjKIGU r j
Insabordlnatlon at tbe State Peniten
tiary Military Called Out to Aid tbe
By Telegraph to the Morning Star .
Raleigh, IN. 0.. April 16 A consid
erable emev.lt occurred at the. State Peni
tentiary here about 5 o'clock this evening.
It began by the insubordination of one
prisoner who drew a knife and refused to
obey orders. He was knocked down bv the
guards and taken to the hospital. Most
of the convicts then refused to go into their
cells. The city police force and Governor's
uuard went to the aid of tbe Penitentiarv
authorities. At 9 o'clock tbe disturbance
had not been quelled, some thirty or forty
convicts still remaining in the corridors.
The management is firm and wise, howev
er, and wul doubtless secure order without
loss of life. - ! ;-
j. MISSOURI. '
A Newspaper Sned for label Incen-
! diary Fire In St. onla. - j i
- By Telegraph to the Horning Star. i
St. Lotjis. . April 16. State Senator J.i
C. McOinnis, of at. Louis. Ho., has filed a
suit for libel in Buchanan Circuit Court
against the Gazette Publishing Company.
The damages claimed are $25,000. A let
ter of J. Stortsr of St. Louis, furnished
ground lor the suit. i . . , . ; ;
St. Louis. April. 16. Fire was discov4
ered in Rudolph Btucclur's-cooperage this
morning L at 2 30 o'clock. ; It destroyed
buildings valued at f 17.000; machinery,
$40,000; material tlO.000., The insurance
is $20,000. The fire is supposed to have
been incendiary, as the building appeared
to be fired in several places, and there had
been ho fire used by the firm or employes
in the burned building. The proprietor
has had much trouble with some of his
employes on account of the recent intro
duction of labor-saving machinery. !
A Notorious Desperado Killed ay OffU
. k eore of tbe Law. ,
Bv Telegraph to the Morning Star. !
St. Lotns. April 16. A special from
Chattanooga. Tenn., savs: Jim Bate, a no
torious deeperado.said to have been a slayer
of two men, was Ikilled last night in Polk
county. ' He was serving a life sentence in
the Georgia penitentiary, but escaped a few
years ago and during his temporary free
dom he has murdered two men in cold
blood. ; Four officers from Chattanooga
found " him in a den in the Chichowie
mountains. . He tried to shoot the officers
but they filled him full of buck-shot, f
FRIDAY, APRIL" 22, 1887.
bub rniaer Atlanta iniatuatlon of
- Note Ment'to :tbe .Treaanry for Ue-
demptlon-TbeTavy Tardat Penaa-
eola. - . - --. -i- . ,
IBr Telegraph to the Morning Star.)
Washikqtoh, April 14 The last trial
trip of the cruiser Atlanta seems to have
proven a complete success; at least so far
as me speed attained is concerned. A tele
gram received at the Javy Department this
uiuruiug Biates mat aa. average! speed of
uiuxu nu a nan Knots an hour was main
tainea ror six consecutive hoursj; while at
times me vessers speed exceeded sixteen
knoto an hour. : Uo reports of indicator
icbuj ior aorse power made yesterday have
yet been received at the department, but
computations made by the engineering
omcers snow that ( to attain fifteen knots
speea tne engines must have made seventy
nve revolutions oer minute: whfoh nniH
indica'e a development of tbe 3,500 horse
power required - by the contract.' On yea-
ciuaj s inai -iuq Tessei was not down to
her full load line, lacking about 4,000 tons
of weight of her full equipment, but it is
regarded by naval officers as beyond doubt
that v tho Atlanta ;will be ablet with .full
equipment and stores to make a sea speed
. L. : . 1 . r .... -
" " iu kbow,: tor wnicn she was de
signed. '. -),':'' -
- WA8B3NQT0N, ' April 14 The Comp-
ironer oi tne uurrency ; to -a ay authorized
tne Aiercnanu National Jianki; of Rome,
ua., to oegin business with a i capital of
kd A rt AAA
- l here was received at the United States
treasury to-day ror redemption a package
of perfectly new U. S. notes of small de-
nommauons to the amount-, of $1,000,
which : were mutilated by having a hole
punched through them, through which
uuru us' i ueeu paasea ana men sealed on
the oiitBide of the wrapper. The package
was sent to wasmngion by express by
National bank in Texas. ;. The mutilation
was evidently intended as an additional
safeguard in the transportation of notes.
This is said to be the practice of many of
the Southern Express Co.'s in the trans
portation of money to the Treasury for re
demption, but the present is the first in
stance wnere new uninjured notes have
been treated in this way. It is not known
whether these particular notes were muli
lated by the bank or by tho Express Com
pany, but it is thought at the denartmint
that it was done by the banc to secure ex
change oa New York at the expense of the
Government. - Acting Treasurer Whelpley
refused to receive the notes and directed
tneir return to tbe bank at its expense, with
a bmiemeoi ioai sucu mutilation is con
sidered a violation of law and will not be
permuted oy the Department, fl
Washington, April 14. Commodore
Harmon, Chief of the Bureau of Yards and
docks, who has returned from an inspec
tlon of the IVnsacola navy yard, u ; ready
to report tnat the present location of the
yard does not warrant the expenditure of
any money on the rapidly decaying struc
tures h is prooaoie mat the location of
tne yard will be chanced to a more defenai.
ble and at the same "time more accessible
point. : - t
; SAD SUICIDE.
A Brilliant Yonne Virginian Takes
blsOwniafeto ttfd Himself or Im
Ktnary Xtemons. j;
NowroLi?. April 15. When the state
room of the steamer Virginia, from Balti
more to Norfolk, occupied last night by
Kobert w. . Gate wood, was opened at 9
o'clock this i morning, his body was found.
In bed with a pistol ball in his brain. ! Evi
dence before the coroner showed that he
committed suicide after leaving Old Point
this morning. Young , Gate wood was a
son of Kev. Kobert Gate wood, of this city,
and 25 years of age. He j was graduated
from Annapolis with verv high honors as
cadet engineer, made one cruise and resign-
eu. ue Biuuieo ano taught physics and
electricity at me Johns Hopkins Univer
sity. At the lime of hiff death he was
lourih assistant examiner in the division
of steamengineering off the Patent Office
at wasmngton. uis mind, which was
uncommonly brilliant, had become unbal
anced by intense study, and the writings
he left show that he imagined himself pur
sued by demons, and chose death as the
only means of escape from them.
' .- KENTUCKY.
Postal Robbery at ; LonlavUle-Tbe
I Sontbern Bivonae i in agajclne.
I Louisvtxle, April 15 The closed pouch
which left the Louisville : poatofflca at 6 40
p. m. last evening, was robbed at the Jeffer
sonville, Madison and Indianapolis depot
last night. The pouch was found upon
the platform cut open, I and rifled .of its
contents. The extent of the loss is not yet
known. ' f - i
( The Southern Bivouac msgaxine, month
ly, has been purchased, bv the Centum
Company of New York, land commencing
with tbe May number the periodical will
be issued from that house. The Century
Company becomes possessor of the cuts.
etc., belonging to the Bivouac, and will fill
unexpired subscriptions under the former
owners t '.
TUB RAILROAD, ROBBERS.
Confessions Made by a Number of tbe
j ' Prisoners. j -By
Telegraph to tha Morning Star.
Pittsburg, Pa.; April 18 It is auite
probable that no hearings wilt be held in
the cases of the Pan Handle robberies
Monday. More than half of the prisoners
have already waived a preliminary hearing
for the court trial, and lit is believed the
otbcis will take the same1 action. This will
enable the defendants to get their cases be
fore the grand Jury in time for the present
term of court. Within the past twenty
four hours a number of prisoners have
made voluntary confessions to attorneys ot
the railroad company, but the nature of the
disclosures- has not been given to the pub
lic. It is claimed, however, that they tally
almost exactly with the facts as learned bv
the detectives in their researches. Another
and very important arrest was made to
day.,; EL C. Busby, who escaped from the
officers at Denniaon. Ohio, on Monday, by
jumping from a train, was recaptured this
morning . and . lodged in iail. i He- ia re
garded by the detectives as one of the
ring-leaders. Conductor Black, who has
been since his release on bail, returned to
the city this morning and is ready tp stand
trial f i ' r
Appointments by tbe President Tbe
' - National Drill. 1
. By Telegraph to the Morning star. -r ' , :
.WABTnHOTON. April !'16 The President
to-day appointed Alexander R iLawton, of
Ga., to be Envoy Extraordinary, and Min
ister Plenipotentiary to Austria-Hungary,
and Newman W.l McConnell, 6f Tennes
see, . to be Chief Justice of the Supreme
Court of Montana Territory, i , . '.
Washington. April 16. Telegrams were
to-day received at tbe National Drill head
quarters from two ef th&companies report
ed as having withdrawn on account of col--ored
entries to the camp, as follows: -A
ntry or v lckssurg Southrons and band
remains good. Respectfully, ? x
(signed) t. w - Zbablb, Captain." - -IRaleigTi.
N. O.. April 16. The Gov
ernor's Guard will enter. - f -
(Signed) -E, B. Ehgelhabd, Captain.
The schedule of companies entered will
be completed in time to give to the press
Monday. t . t
MASSACHUSETTS, f v v
Two Mill Storehouses at -Snrancfleld
. By Telegraph to the Homing Star.! . .
Spkinqjtkld. Aoril 16. Two old mills
belonging to the Ludlow Manufacturing
Gompany were burned this morning. They
were buih .oi stone ana. were about mty
years old. J They were used as storehouses
for Jute, gunny and raw ; materials for the
main mills. The loss is heavy, but not
stated in figures. The insurance is un
known. ' . "..;! t( ' .-- - J ..- ... .
" 'MWMa1 i - -
Farther Particulars of ibe Loss of tbe
r, Steamer Victoria-A Number of Per.
mvum wrowneei-ireiand on Coercion
BIIl-Cbamberlalns Speech In Scot-
- V By Cable to tho Momlns star.
LoirpoN April 14. Further particulars
of the loss near Dieppe, of the Now Haven
and Dieppe Packet Victoria, show that tbe
vessel struck the rocks amidships. The
passengers immediately rushed to thesterri
which, through the down ward j list bf the
dow, was Duoyed up by deep water on tbat
Side of the rocks i A terrible scene ensued
then; while endeavors were being made to
float the life-boats which were seriouslv id
trA :w w as.- . . . J
.Ciou wnu ojr me ei r-mg swell or thesea
At last when a boat was teadyj to be ipw.
ered. and fifteen men and '
ed in it, a lady's shawl became entanghd in
.the pulleys of the stern davit'and caused
't to aescena to the eea' bow fore
mnat - Th A . . t
'v in , iue occupants were
thrown out and ' drowned Two ladies
jumped from the deck of the . steamer into
the boat, after it reached, the water and
overturned it Other toM were then safe
V - launched and succeeded -in reaching
Fecamp, rescuing on the way with biat
hooks two persons who had been swept out
to e f Mrs. Bram Stoker was saved J
VuT.be Prl8 "says a terribW respon--aibihty
resU upon the keepers of Cape
Ailly lighthouse, who only j sounded the
iuS-uuru aiter nearmg me crash made by
the steamer as she-struck tbe rocks. j
Tha captain of the Victoria mftintainpft
great coolness and guaranteed: the safety of
fill An Kssn mA i 9 1 , I a , . . J
v tury would vu ooey uis or
dere- :S J
Dubldi, April 14 United Ireland savs
that if Irishmen had one chance in ten
thousand they would transfer? the coercion
debate from Parliament to barricades But
as mat cnance aoes not exist,! Irishmen cad
uuijr oki. lucir leeia ana noia their tongues;
UD , ti-r uus is suggested to
simuluneously summon the1 whole adult
population oi ireiana to make one grand
uidwiu, yiuKBi, aguui tne i coercion bill,
but even the imDresaivenesa Ur thi nni
- s j-r- Han- rwuau
be destroyed by the misrepiiesenting of the
irOHDOjr, April l The language used
by Mr. Chamberlain in . speaking ; at the
meetings in Ayr has inflamed the Irish
against him. and he has received numerous
tetters warning him that he will not leavo
Scotland alive. Speaking to an assemblage
of 2.500 persons.-Mr. Chamberlain said:
"Opponents of the crimes bill have made
an outcry against the repression of liberty
liberty to ao : what? to j commit theft; to
ruin industrious men; to outrage women "
Hisses mingled with cheers. "What are
you hissing, the crime or the punishment?"
Here a man, rising and menacing Chamber
lain, cried. "It is not a jcharactsristic of
the Irish to outrage women." - An attempt
-oa uiauo iu ura me man out, out Mr.
Chamberlain cried out: "Leave him alone '
xucu o tumuiuKu: ip you want in
stances of insults being offered to wbrnen?"
Cries of "outragel you Blander thelrishl"
"I did not mean ,the grossest outrages or
ij. out personal violence and ; insults
L tiisses ana cneers.j l referred i to cases
lite mat or a certain family where tbe
lives or a wiaow and sisters of a murdered
man were made intolerable; like that of the
widow ox another murdered man (Byera)
m wuue accompanying xne dead body of
ner ausoana was jeered and hooted aionir
mo sticcb acre ine Bpeaser waa inier
rupted by cries of "Watch yourself!
hisses and general disorder. 1 "I Am rn
lating facts to which even my opponents
might listen in the silenipeiof horror and
aname. wnen l refer to assassination a
man nere says, "Take ijcare of yourself I
Has the lime come when, we dare not. dis
cuss political matters in this country with
out being threatened with assassination?
Great cheering J This is the spirit of
parties in convention ia Chicago I am
sony to Know that they f have any repre
sentauves in boot land.! Cries 1 of they
are not Scotchmen. 1 That convention h-
sidea being attended by delegates honestly
in oympmay wim ireiana. nad delegates of
a. different stamp; apostles of outrage and
murder, who have paid the outrage man
agers of England. Redmond, a delegate of
me Ansa x-aniamentary party,; explicitly
declared before the Convention that it was
the aim of that party to effect entire separa
uuo oi ireiana - irom Qgiana, and
that their policy was to make tbe Gov
ernment of Ireland by. England impos
sible. This tbey seek! to effect by the
most immoral conspiracy ever devised
in a civilized land by contending
for liberty to violate every law, human and
divine. Do you think it infamous to re
strain these men? 1 Cheers 1 Parnell threat
ened in the House of Commons, under the
specious guise of warning, that if the Coer
cion bill were passed there would be a re
newal of outrages, dynamite explosions and
attempts to assassinate our statesmen. This
grim suggestion may prove the death war
rant of some of us. rCrimes of "No!" and
'Shame. Ml Well, wnat hannena to indi
viduals is not of much consequence. The
danger is to the Commonwealth. For the
first time in English history our foes have,
sympathizers within our ancient fortresses.!
Their plan of attack rinds encouragement
from those who .ought to be the strongest
defenders of our citadel. This makes our!
task more arduous, but we will not sbriuk;'
we will not abate one jot; we will not yield
to threats from whatever quaiter they
come, but we will endeavor t hand down
unimpaired to our children the unity ,j!
strength and honor of the mithtv emnire
our forefathers bequeathed us ",. II
Chamberlain's speech excitej all parties."
The Unionists consider jit a declaration of
war to the knife with the Separatists. The
Gladstonians charge Chamberlain Vith
slandering and vilhfyirig his former coll
leagues, by the insinuation that they sym
pathite with the perpetrators of outrages in
Ireland. It ia asserted that during his tour
through Scotland Chamberlain will be s
tended by a private guard,
a ; m ,w
' THE FREIGHT THIEVES.
mere Developments in tbe Pan-Han.
. die Railroad Robberies. . . j
Pittsburg, April 14. More news trans
pired in the wholesale1 Pan-Handle Rail
road robbery to-dav. I A leading tailor nni
tided the railroad men of his suspicion that
no was auuDg up sioiea gooas ror train
men. His suspicions proved correct, and
men not heretofore suspected are implicated.
The officers who left here yesterday cap
tured Joseph Stephenson and John Smith
at Beaver Falls, Pa. ;They were aboard a
Lake Erie freight train as brakemen. As
soon as they saw the Officers they left the
train and ran to the woods, but were pur
sued and, captured. Two others escaoed
from the same train. ' The: two arrested
uau irora loungstown, unio.v !) -
.. l. l 1 n . . ' 'f
- a uero w uiuro ur jess connaenoe exoreaa
ed among friends of the imprisoned nien
that not enough evidence can be produced
to secure conviction, but there will be an
abundance of witnesses at any rate. De
tective Gilkinson says that fully six hun
dred witnesses would be subpeeaed, com
ing from all parte ofj the country. It is
said that the railroad company will only
press suits against those of its imnrisoned
employes who have more than one charge
against mem, navmg decided to use as wit
nesses many who are now in Jail. The de
fense will rely largely on the matter of
doubtful identity, holdine that in the dark-.
ness it is impossible to ' clearly identify the
faces of people, especially when those faces
are covered vith the grim- and grease of
weir trains, v -
Termination ot the Carpenter's strike
; In Chicago. J
Chicago, April 16. The strike of the
carpenters was practically declared off this
morning. The executive: board of the
Central Council met at an earlv hour and
discussed the outlook. The result was
that an order was issued to the men to re
sume work on Monday for , all bosses who
wui pay oo cents an nour ana maKeihe
working day eight hours. Strikers are
being notified of this decision through
walking delegates, and -by all other means
which (heir officers have at their disposal. -
TEXAN'S READY FI8TOL.
fi : RIontb. , r-
" j; - New York Times. ''-7
.- ibxabkana, T, April 13.4-lt
is very seldom that the killing of 6ne,
two, or even three men by an expert
pistol practitioner creates more than a
passing comment m the land where
the long and Bhort haul of the revol
ver is so strikingly illustrated. . But
when a man kills seven in a month.
l . . - . I
ana mai man is the wealthiest jand
muni prominent man in tbe county,
Kuoup u attracts attention, pnob a
man Is Walter Ridgely. On the! 3rd
. l asT - " - i
ui iuarcn ne uied two men. two
weeks later be .killed two morej and
last iFrlday he completed the exter
mination of a family by killing three
ihe Kidcely farm is situated 28
miles northwest of here, on Ihel Red
raver, in; lexas, just opposite the
Indian Territory. On tbe 3rdof
March Mr. Kidgely entered Raksey-
j Dwio, aii iuu nea , mver erry,
auu louuu two oroinera named Jilnr
phy quarrelling with a ,j St Louis
drummer, whose baggage they bad
appropriated because be would not
pay them $5 for carrying him across
the river when the leeal fee wis but
50 cents. Ridgely interfered, felling
mem -mey ougnt to De ashamed
ottrymerto impose unon a friend
less stranger, and , that if they were
really serious about . the matter they
had better take his advice as already
given, or they would run the jrisk of
answering to the Grand Jury. At
this both men .: sprang at Ridgely,
and the latter, who is a fine specimen
of, physical manhood,, knocked the
xoremost down. The other ' halted
and reached for his DistoLbut Ridro
ly, who saw his intention, succeeded
in getting his revolver out first, and
fired, shooting bis assailant through
the heart and dropping him dead in
his tracks. . The other, Murby, by
this time had regained his . feet, and,
seeing what had happened, made a
motion as if to draw his pistol, when
ue, ioo, wasr mortally wounded by
Ridgely, and died the next da v. i
Ridgely immediately gavei himself
. .1 oi -. ...
up to mo ouerin, ana upon prelimi
nary examination was discharged on
the ground of self-defense. John
Hurphy, a brother of the men killed,
and an Uncle jThomas soon after
came into the ! neighborhood, and
made loud and repeated threats that
they would kill Ridgely at the first
(Opportunity. For two weeks nothing
occurred, out tne two Murphys,
uncle and brother to thejdeceased
lerrjmeD, were irequeniiy seen near
fhe Ridgely farm, heavily armed,
jand : it was plain that the matter
; would not end without further blood
(I On March 22 Ridgely found it ne
cessary to-go to a farm of fa neigh
bor's about two miles distant. He
left home about 3 o'clock P. M., but
when he had completed his business
it was after sundown and fast grow
ing dusk. He then mounted his horse
and started for home, riding a me
dium gait. When a little more than
half way home, and while passing
through a strip of woods suddenly
there sounded the report of two guns
irom behind trees, and at the reports
Ridgely's horse fell dead under him.
Ridgely, as the sequel proved, was
himself unhurt, falling upon the op
posite side of his. horse J from tbat
whence the firing occurred. He did
not move of make any noise, and the
would-be assassins, evidently think
ing that they had killed j him, left
oover, and started, presumably, to
take a view , of . the corpse.
The Corpse, however, proved an ex
ceedingly lively one, and when
the two men, who . broved to
be the two Murphys. were within
eight or ten feet of it,the Corpse sud
denly sprang to its feet With a six
shooter in either hand 'and! began fir
ing upon them. They were taken
so completely by surprise that Ridge
ly thinks tbe made noj effort, nor
even thought of, returning his fire,
and quicker than it takes to tell
it they had both bitten the dust, and
Loeir spines departed tor tne happy
hunting grounds to join the two fer
rymen who f had previously "taken
passage" at Ridgeley's hands.
it was hoped by tbe people of the
community that this ' would be the
last of the unfortunate affair, and
none so desired more, thi in Ridgely,
who has always expressed horror at
the shedding of human blood. But
it was not to be. Within the next
week the only two surviving brothers
of the two dead ferrymen and the
only remaining uncle had made their
appearance in the neighborhood,
coming from their home in the terri
tory, and without making any
"bones" about it, proclaimed their
intention - to either kill; Ridgely
or depart this life by the same route
as that taken by their four kinsmen.
Ridgely kept himself confined close
ly to his own premises,' not going off
his farm . on any occasion, i and it is
but fair to presume that the Murphy
party, growing impatient and worn
out perhaps with the siege, thought
to execute their purpose by strata
gem. With this object in view, at 2
o'clock-Friday morning,' they went
to 'Ridgely's barn and created a dis
turbance,well knowing that Ridgely's
great care for his horses would, in all
probability, cause him to come out in
person to ascertain what was wrong.
The ruse operated exactly as the
Murphys intended it should act. Mr.
Kidgely was aroused from his slum
bers by the noise in the stable yard
and did just as any other sensible
farmer would do under like circum
stances. He got into jhis boots and
trousers as quickly as(H possible, and
taking a pair of revolvers, the
same 44calibre weapons which he
had used on previous occasions, and
which, obeying the dictates of com
mon sense, he bad kept .within: con
venient reach ever since his trouble
with the Murphys began, he started
for the barn. He passed the door of
a room in which a conple of his hired
men were sleeping, and scarcely had
he taken 10 steps in the yard ; when
he was fired npon from ambush. He
was shot through the body and fell.
but got up again, and, returning the
fire with both revolvers, dropped two
of his assailants dead, and the other
ran about a hundred yards, when he
was -captured by a hired man and
taken Into the houso.il He died m an'-
' hour. - i ::.j-y:.. .vi-Vn :.: i
Rldgelv was shot in thrnn nl
and is now confined td bed, but his
physicians think he will recover! 11.
is 34 years old, and was formerly .
scout with Custer's cavalry. He was
promoted to be a Colonel, married -
11.--' ' t
wen, ana is now worth $200,000.
John H. Ridgely, the father oi Wal
ler, came irom Toms Kiver, N." J,
and Walter was educated at Prince
wu ? oiieg, irom - wnicn ; ne wa-i
graduated early in the-'70's. j J
''.X ", ....
Asheville : Citizen Ori WaA
nesday while Mr. Q. B. Munroe, tf New 1
au&, BuuBume ineDas wno are stopping
ntvunor. ur. rease, were out practicing
wnu Mwiois, ana auring metr pastime Mr
Munroe had the minfm-lnn tn k... hi.
tol explode prematurely, sod the hall i
uLci.-iio rmuv ice, . i
" Asheville: Country Homes: Iu
T taJ L.i . . L. . I
u DutiBu iuai a weauny rarmcr or Cabarriv-!H
county lends money at 6 per centl to othM-
farmers wno affrea tn hnv nn nKn.i
tllizers and to plant only one fifthf of their
puurv crop 111 cOHOn. - JTlIt . Wagon
loads Of NflTt.h Onrnlino K..1
cently shipped in one week from Johnson
6uuickd. a large quaniuy (
the tobacco plants of Weetera North Caro
uua were up ana looKiog noelv, but wer
bu.cu u . mo recent bdow ana cola snao
JTour years ago Mr. T. J. Donoho. ..f
Weaverville. realized fmm in
bacco $4,000. Average, $50 peri hnndrni
juHu uiauu in tv esiern norui uaroima.
-- Raleigh Recorder; H on. M. W
Ransom will deliver thn literal rlrtvio K.
fore the two societies at Wake Forest Col -
jege next commencement - 4. Rev. Fr
M. SalterthwAite. nf Mirlnn H n h. .1
cepted the call to the pastorate of the chnrcjt
in P..lotOM A :ll . r t . .
"".u ui cuier upon ma worn
there the first of May: t The First Baj .
tist church of Wilmi niTtnn VSoa ialrnn in. -
to build 8 lecture -room, thus completing
us uiiium piua ui luo COUrCQJ. W
are hemtilv irlarl In aiwtViia nnn '.iTa.i
higher education in North Carolina. WW. '
-ci.a lriuny uouege neips 'Wake ForeM
College. North Carolina now has three r
the best dennminnttnnal nnllaoDD In V.a fnnL.i
in tbe South. Boys in need of educatik i
may find it at home. ;
Favetteville OAsmwet Mr. Ar.
thur EL. Lovejoy, of Pennsylvania,
uciu mail ween looKing ior a location for
block and shnttln fnnt.ni. i w.
to learn that Mr. John ri Broadfoot. wl
una iuuucbubu uimseii particularly in rais
intr Ann atrvnlr inat flftn thr... t
sheep on Friday night last by j dogs. 4
We learn that propositions fiSOm a North
ern firm to parties here are nbw pending.
ftnd thfttit ia mnrA than. nrAKkhl. ik.i...
other cotton factory will be built on littl'i
xMver. me per cent, or loss in fruit,
is: Peaches flfi. npn.ro flK nlnmb k Ah;...
65, apples 40. strawberries 29, bunch grape-
10. Scuppernong grapes, raspberries i an .
blackberries are not injured. Th'
that city on . Friday evening I last, of Mrs
reuecca j. waraner, wiaow or the! iti
Charles T. Gardner, who with her husban-t
removed to WftRhinctnn )n tmm TT.
Raleish News- OhsAtiipr iThn
Governor's Guard have been invited to ai -
wnu me rauroaa celebration in Fittsboiti
on the 20th of May. The hew an t
magnificent IMethnriint. f!hnrih in 11.:.
will be dedicated on the fourth Sunday ii.
-.ay. -rtiaaop w. w. uuncan, or Bout:
Carolina, ia expected to preach the dedicn
tory sermon. Col. McRae is one f f
me most highly accomplished men in th "
State. The loss of his brilliant talon 1
Would ba 4 serionn nnn inrlpprl tn Knrt..
Carolina. Mr. Thomas? P. Clarke, or
New Bern, passed through Raleigh jester -day
on his way to Little Rock. Aik.,wher
he has been engaged to make a collection
the vertebrates of that State for the : .Statu
museum. An appropriation,! of $25,000 ba
been made ior the next two years. 1
WiKSTON. N. C, April 14.4-The subscrip
tion for the railroad " was carried here to -dav
bv a mainritv nf 100 i (Zreat Anthtiot
asm prevails, and Winston and Salem ar
nappy. - i
Goldsboro Messenaer: Ono nf
the iargest audiences that we have ever
:u Hi. s pay leciure, in our city, assem -
hlfwl at th. On... TTai... 1 n ... w 1
v.wm w. .uv wc.a uuusg laab iiiuuuay even
ing to hear Rev. Thomas Dixon, Jr.. tin
til .t . . . JL
jruuDg, auie ana popular pastor oi tne mp
tietchurcb, upon "TLo Raven and U
- - w auw iULviijiuivu una I'cv. t
invited to address our citizens in the inter -est
of the graded school. Mr. A.
Slaughter, of Lenoir connv. nhn unt i.i
Kansas a few weeks ago on a prospecting
tour, uas reiurneu conieniea to remain in
the Old North State. 4- The Colorerl
nPnnlfl ftnl1 mDAlinn 'TnnailnM . t r.V. fr . .
consider the Graded School question. Thero
was some opposition, out i a majority fa
vored tho finhnnl ttnA rionlrlorl tn wa.I. ...I
. mwvw. u V. v V. VA .J n A am.
vote for it. Rev. Mtj. McMullen, oi
Chester, 8. C has, we learn, accepted th t
call to the pastorate of the Presbyterian
chnrr.h nf thin oitv nnrl' la itiu-m i..
arrive in time to conduct services next Sun-
Charleston News k (Innrier
Much excitement has been caused at t! o
town of Hickory by a letter received from
Ashpvillp nlilrpasarl tn .T I V Mnill n,l. .
tor of the Carolinian, Written by Hen r
irYilfong, of Elickory, saying that tho wri
ter within twenty-four hours would com
mit suicide by drowning, j In the letter h
made confession tbat he had done sever-, i
things in a business way that were n .
fttraiffht ftHmittino- fnr&ttrir nf nntui Wil
fong is fifty years old and belongs to one n"
. 1. n 1 .J A ... . 1 . ,A
vuo uiuoai laiuuies id v;aiaw oa couniy. no
has brothers and n:otpra ivintr nnor TTiob .
ory. who are well-to-do and highly i
BnoAfal. .!(!... ITa .Ua 1 . : r .
BiivviouiG AAibiAVGuo. ai9u utuf a who a
several small nhildmn Ha ho a hn
prominent citizen for years, and occupied
positions of trust. Immediately upon re -ceipt
of the letter, telegrams were sent t-
Asheville to look after Wilfong and p-.i
that be did not carry out his threats. U
A . 1 . A A, .' .A AA . .
ui inia iime nninini? r.nn npnparn rrntn inn.
His trunk arrived at Hickory yesterday by-
Kaleigh Netpsir- Observer: Sam
uel, the eleven-year-old ton of Mr. A. M.
McPheeters, was thrown from a movio p;
train at the North Carolina depot yesterday
afternoon and seriously injured. I He made
a very narrow escape from being killed. -
work on the Agricultural College nt
this place, it is thoueht.
will begin imme-
diately after the meeting'
ring which plans for the! 1
of the Board, du-
bandings will bit
me main object considered in connection
with the institution. The cash assets for
the school amount to about 20.000. be
sides the large tract of land given the Stato
ior uio inauiuuon oy air., k. p. ruMen.
With these it is thought tbat a good com
mencement can be made. VVinston.
April 13. There is ereat excitement hero
over the railway election. Thousands of
people are on tbe street, and a erandoro-
cession headed by bands of music and wi h
banners is parading throueh the citv. Th
election assured, a new era dawns upon tb-
xwin-uiiy. .ine question is on a propo
sition to extend the N. ff. N. C. Railroad
from Winston to Wilkesboro. Winston t
take stock in the roadi to the amount f
Charlotte Chronicle : Captain
John Woodhouse, editor of tbe Concord
Begister, died at his home in that place, as "
1.30 o'clock yesterday afternoon, from tbtt
effects of a stroke of appoplexy, which li"
received at 2 o'clock, yesterday -morflinx-Captain
Woodhouse was a native of New
Jersey and came South at the close of th .
war. In 18876 he took chareo of the Coo -
cord Begister, and conducted that paper
successfully until the time of his death. Ihr
was well advanced in years and was an '
earnest Christian, a member of the Presby
terian Church. IThe store of Mr."J.
W. Austin, in Monroe, . was broken into
and robbed last Friday night by some un
known parties, i The thieves ! carried off
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The members and friends of j St. Peter'
Episcopal Church, in this city,! are making
an effort to secure funds for the erection or
a new and handsome church building, and
we are glad to know tbey are meeting wilh
success. At a church meeting held last
Monday night, the sum of I $2,000 wv
raised and other liberal contributions hvrr
been made. ' Oni pavements we wiU
hear off the palm in North Carolina.. It ih
the best paved town in the 8tate, and wo
make no boast in saying it.
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