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Our friend of the A she ville
zen certainly misapprehends
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Star's complaint as to the President
and Civil Service. The Star has
again and again eaid that the Presi
dent was obliged by his oath of office,
tbc platform and his letter of accep
jtance to execute tne tJivu aeryioe
lav. There is no complaint what
ever on the part of any Democratic
Senator or editor at this point. The
lav itself is offensive, but no one
blames Mr. Cleveland for, executing
"it. What then is the complaint?) It
is two fold: " I
First, the President is in favor Of
continuing the law. lie likes.it. lie
believes in it. We uo not 6top to
arstie it or to state the ground of
Wo merely wish
indicate the truo grounds of
plaint. It is not that the'
enforces a law, but that
upon continuing it. Not only so, Jio
is so enamored, that be favors its
argement, its extension. jWelI,j if it
is to be retained it ought to be on the
grounds of excellence of . its real
value. If these grounds be sound,
then of course extend it so as to
cover all officers, the President, iCab
inet, the chief officers in all Dapart-;
montn anil fha traitrn tarvirta Sn
eluded. It is nonsense to sayj that
the security and efficiency of tha
public snrvice depend upon a few
thocrsanda of understrappers, while
the great and important officials may1
be incompetents. If a rigid exami
nation is really essential j in a
clerkship, surely it ought to be
eeutial in a Secretaryship or a
eign Ambassador, j . . J -
'Seu jnd, the President H Ctmplia
el ot.oecAune he his lavire I rtepuo
pab'.o, true Ddmocrats. flu I
1. Appointed liepublicia-
important an-1 lacr.K ive plajeaJ
2. lie hi retiuu l R spabhcin
ofiict' I hat
have attached to it
n. !Ih had wanWoly disregarded
the wisho.rt and rights of
cratit! white tax payers
ln the b
trici of Columbia by going to Boston
to get a high official la the person of
a negro who knows nothing
condition or desire? of the
I over whom he is placed.
1 Tha Praaidanf. tiia allnvnd'
Secretaries to retain in the highest
offices in their Departments
: ( itepubucans when there are
, ! T
ands of qualified Democrats I who
woald be clad to obtain these plaoes
! . i ' if
placm that do not come under the
purview of the Civil Service I law.
m J . i I . '
lake the Treasury Department as a
sample. Lt Democrats jattend.
There are twenty-five I2epu6licari
beads of divisions and chiefs of
bureaus alone and that ; too in the
of the' term of the first
Democratio'Pre8ideut who has
in office in
a niirt.Ar rf a r.ftntnrv
. ,. i . . . "Ji TT-
Aiitiirouzh these years liepubhoans
only have had the offices' an
I Siy-what you may there are Dam
ocrat by the tens of thousands who
do not like this state of things. They
are dead against, the British system
ot life tenure in office. ; l .
! It is an old, cardinal, sound Demo
cratic doctrine that in elective offices
there shall be frequent elections and
'otation. In offices filled by appoint-
ent it is not a sound principle that
the iame men should bold them for
tye Jib in a monarchy, and through
all successive change's of parties.
! 5-Inhe postal service at this hour
per cent, of the officials are Re
publicans. What Democrat is satis
fied with that? The Stab is not.
.The .oDDositirm of the i Stab has
this extent, and no more. It belie vea
iatl a Democratic Administration
8oujd have Democratic agents. It
doesinot feel reconciled t retaining
,n office so many Republicans whose;
nure is not in the least affected by
the Ciyil Service law. Thej! can be
turned out and they ought to be
turned out. It believes that there
are just as competent, just; as faith
fu'i knd jast as deservingj Democrats
as there are Republicans. It believes
tnat the Civil Service law should be
fairly and faithfnllv enforced, bnt it
relieves it ought to be 1 ripealedr It
w undemocratic, . unrepablican, a
stumbling block and an ? bffenoe.
Before the war the people were more
economically and faithfully ; served
than now and there were, no monu
mental frauds like this European im
portation to pnt in and keep in Re
publicans. . ' s -
The law WOJ) Annntnrl anil onftiuiiiJ
.i, A K i - "
wnen tne whole omoes ; of the coun
try were m Jtiepuoucan possession.
It woald have been fair, equitable
and honest for a division of these of-
"fices between the nartipa t.r -havn
been made before, starting the new
machinery. ' i ' '
We repeat, that Mr. Cleveland is
not censured by any Democrat for
executing a law.' That is not the
gravamen of the charge. It is that
he favors the continuing of a : bad
law; that be . appoints ? ' Republicans
to office and retains others not with
in the law and mtaffec.te4.by i&jand
that the ' Administration has . thous
ands of agents at work who are Re
publicans when they should be De
mocrats. - The President owes it to
his party to cure this evil. ' ; ..
There was a big meeting held at
Atlanta a fewdaya ago of the far
mers of Georgia. It was in response
to an invitation of the Commissioner
of Agriculture. Gov. Gordon was
present and the object of the assem
bling was to take steps for a meeting
of the agricultural people of certain
States in a Congress. A resolution
was adopted inviting the farmers of
North Carolina,! South Carolina
Carolina, t South
l l ''. -r' ' -
isiana and Texas to meet at time and
place to be hereafter determined "to
consider matters affecting their in
terests." i It will ' be seen that four
States have been ' added to those
. : ...--in
first determined upon, aa mention
ed in a-' former article in j which
we discussed the necessity of the far
mers' meeting in ; conference. The
Atlanta meeting also resolved that
the named States be invited to parti
cipate in' the proposed Convent joji
and to send delegates to be appoint
ed. . Atlanta was named as the place,
and the 20th September 1887 as the
time. 1'he delegates are to be chosen
I . IT.
by the Governor ! and Commissioner
of Agriculture of each State, and the
limitation i of delegates is one from
each county. North Carolina will
be entitled to 96 delegates, j i
A committee was appointed to pref
pare a report and to provide- a pro
gramme for the Convention. The fol
lowing resolution was adopted:
"Inasmuch as lbs subject before ' as is
complex and should bs discussed system
atically, and the due proportion J of parts
preserved. ; j I j
"Resolved. That a committee of ono from
each SU'.e b ; appelated by the chairman of
this conference, after consultation witn iho
Governor of each of said States, to prepare
a thorough and well considered report upon
the condition of agriculture ia tte cotton
Stales; the causes of the present depression
and the remedies, together with j a proper
programme as a guide to tbc more satisfac
tory deliberation? of the Inter State Con
vention it has been deoided to call. i
It, was al suggested that the
Convention in September be an en
campment, as it would thus be much
less expensive. This is an excellent
idea, it strikes us. The 96 delegates
from North Carolina can correspond
or meet and perfect' arrangements so
that this assembly at Atlanta will be
comparatively,! inexpensive. The
Stab likes the' plan and recognizes
the great importance of the proposed
Congress. The wisest, most progres
sive, level-headed, intelligent farmer
in each county should be selected
provided he can be found. .The Go
vernor and Commissioner should name
the delegates at a day early enough
to allow-: ;i, ''.H- "
First, a free interchange f of views
between the farmers in the counties
and their respective delegates; and
Second, to allow : free
communication between the 90 dele
gates, so as to have concert of action
as well as a perfecting of all needed
arrangements. . J r v ;. ! , ; 4
CUSTOMS TOBACCO -TUB
TIIUinB , SCREW.
A Northern exchange some years
ago wrote this:-, .rf ;; ';
- "At one time our ancestors used to con
sider the wine bottle a necessary adjunct at
every table, and at last by persistent efforts
on the part of the advocates of temperance
tha practice was abolished. " For centuries
men and women have supposed that in
order to enjoy good health and long life it
was necessary to consume i considerable
quantities of animal and vegetable food,
but even this idea has been exploded." ,'
" The habits of.the Southern people
have changed altogether in some
particulars. Thirty-five ! or " forty
years ago there was no hospitality
withont the side-board.' Now, you
will not be offered a drink in one
family you mayjvisit in perhaps fifty,
The theory of eating, has changed
also. The Southern people before the
war were tho most extravagant meat
feeders in the world. f. A welL-to-do
gentleman .would not set his guests
down to less than . from three to six
dishes of solid food in the shape of
fowls, beef, lamb, bam, &c. A cler
ic'al friend of ours himself rich, and
a North Carolinian who spent a
year and a half in England, says that
tha Southern people of wealth lived
I higher and better than iny people he
ever, saw before "the late unpleas
But the morals of one country dif
fer from the morals of another coun
try in some respects. - The ministers
in Great. Britain may drink wine,
beer or brandy, withont offence to
their members, f But tobacco is at
discount. In the South the clergy
mnst stear clear of all drinks if .they
would not lose their influence, but
they may smoke or chew. In New
England both drinks and smokes are
warred, upon by the ministers and
they have issued . their fiat that the
fragrant Havana and the consoling
pipe "must ge." In fact, there are
preachers of a certain sort that , be
lieve that religion and tobacco are at
war and that no man can be a true
disciple of the Master who uses : to-
bacco. . . r " i ' :-'y:JX -
In the North, from - time to time.
lyyve note jbe atheringqf preaohers
to discuss the Bin of tobacco. ' The
fight againBt tobacco has come as far
soutn as Maryland .- Inns far we
have heard no - grave discussions by
polemics in the South over the dan
gers to the soul that lurk : in the
soothing weed. But it will oome
with the other changes. After awhile
a smoker or chewer will be shut out
from the table of the Lord and from
the hallowed courts of the sanctuary.
That is when fanaticism comes to
apply new tests of holy Hying and
qualified membership., :-'v'--
, If the use of tobacco is. soothing
and mollifying; if the fumes bring
a sort of surcease j of sorrow, give
the nepenthe of which poets write;
if the effects of the weed are so so
lacing and subduing, it would be a
downright mistake to exclude the
U8Q of the cheer-compelling weed
from eclesiastical assemblies, for it is
well known that such bodies are not
always marked by the strictest deco
rum, and fiery zealots have some
times urged their views and convic
tions with zeal . untempered, while
from immemorial time the "drum ec-
clesiastic" has been prone to
"Prove his doctrine orthodox
By apostolic blows and knocks,'
while some acrimonious disputants
have gone so far as to
"Compound for sins they are inclin'd to
By damning those they have no mind to.
We have referred, to this grave
question because of the unpleasant
indication it affords! of the trend of
the age. It is apparent that we are
threatened more and more with a re
turn to the inquisitorial pains and
penalties of the Puritan time when
the iron-bound Blue Laws 'were very
dear to the settlers in New England,
and . when lhey were regulated by
law in what they should do, and say,
and think, including of course what
they should eat and drink. It is now
proposed to . regulate them in their
narcotics. Tobacco is to be tabooed.
The South should watch this stealthy
return to the thumb-screw system of
the past. When you begin to regu-
lato by law the actions and appetites
of men it ii an easy step to regulate
them in what they shall say, think
There are men in every State now
who i are so fanatical and intolerant
that they are willing toompel you
to act as they prefer and to make
you accept their dicta as the law and
testimony. They will invade the lib
erty of the press and have a court of
purgation to say what shall be print
ed and what shall not be printed.
They stand ready to abolish soul-
liberty and to enforce their tenets of
religion by fines and imprisonment.
or, perhaps, even by the . iron-boot
and fire and faggot.
The attempt to invade the rights
of free speech and 1 free printing,
must bo resisted. ' Men .who filled
with crotchets and chimeras are ready
to prevent by enactment the use of
tobacco are the very men to say you
shall not print only what they say is
right. These men of the mediaeval
age living in our enlightened times
would bring back the intolerance of
the past and put a padlock on mouth
and pen and printing press. Men
who can believe that it is a great sin
to smoke a oigar or indulge a quiet
pipe are the very men to lay down a
law to regulate your belief. They
will invade your rights in civil.social
and ecclesiastical matters.
From Branawlek Count?
A enrrespondebt writing from Shallolte,
Brunswick county, ' says' that last Friday,
while Henry Price,, an aged colored man,
was at work in a field about 200 yards from
his bouse, his attention was called to the
squealing of a pig. ' Be went to the spot
and found a large black bear, which had
got among his hogs, and which he succeed
ed in killing. -'
i On Saturday, the 16th inst., a two-year
old child of B. W. Bolden, living near
Bhallotte, was badly burned by stepping
into some hot embers.
' The cotton movement at .this port the
past week was light ; the receipts being
only 91 bales, with small sales, and exports
of only 180 bales. For the crop year, the
receipts up to and including yesterday were
183,927 bales, as against ; 98,610 at the same
date last year ; showing an increase of 34,
817 bales. The stock At this port is 3,216
atrainst 2.473 bales'at the jame lime las
year. - -: .
. Greensboro is jubilant and all
the little hoys are happy. It has a candy
Another Meeting m in Pro4o.ee Ex-.
ebaate-Tbt 'LoPC and Rbort Baal
Claaee Action of the Pre vlone. meet
.Ins: Reeeladed. --'
The joint meeting of the .Chamber of
Commerce " and Produce Exchange, held
yesterday,' was more largely attended
than the -meeting on. Wednesday last.
Mr. F. W. Kerchuer. President of the
Chamber of . Commerce, . presided, with
Col. Jno. L. Cantwcll secretary. - - T
Mr. J. H. Currie moved a reconsideration
o? the resolution adopted at the former
meeting, authorizing the President io ap
point a committee to attend thevessionof
the Inter-State Commerce Commission at
Atlanta on tne Zbin inst.
.Mr . A. L. DeBosset asked if there was
any eood reason why the action of the pre
vious 'meeting should be rescinded. He
thought j it important that Wilmington
should be represented at Atlanta: ' "
Mr. Currie said if a committee was sent,,
it ought to carry the impression of the
community, which he thought was in favoc
of the long and .short, haul . clause of the
law being enforced. - -
Mr. D L. Gore thought it was unneces
sary to sand a committee. ; WVJiad tried
the old order of things', now let us try the
new. , "1 . - -
After further discussion a motion to re
consider.- the 1 action of tha last meeting
was adopted, and the chair announced that
the question waa now on rescinding the re
solution as moved by Mr.. Currie.
Mr. Calder said that the Committee on
Railroad Freights of the Board of Trade
had directed him to effer a resolution as a
substitute for the one adopted at the former
meeting.1 : He regretted that Mr. Emerson,
who represented the railroad interest, was
not present, There could bo no doubt that
Wilmington had been grievously discrimi
nated against in the making of freight rates.'
Mr. Emerson had said that if the fourth
clause of the law were abrogated it would
leave us where we are now. . This wc did
not want. Mr.. Calder cited a book "How
to Ship," and j called attention to the fact
that no rat os are given in this book from
Norfolk, from which he argued that there
was some secret rate which the railroads
did not care to divulge. To show the discri
mination against Wilmington he instanced
the fact that while rates oa first-class
goods from New York and Boston to Jack
sooville are 'seventy-three cenU, the rates
from New York to Wilmington is seventy-"
seven cents, ; and from Boston eighty-two
cents, on the same class of goods, while the
j- . . L' n.. . tirn : : ooo
miles and to Jacksonville 1,833. Oa goods
in the -fifth clas3, be said, the rate from
Baltimore tp Wilmington, muea, is
thirty cents per. hundred pounds, from
Baltimore tq Cbarle3to3, 615 miles, twenty
five cents. The difference, Mr: Calder
said, diminishes from the first class, and in
some few instances the rale is a fair one to
Wilmington',; but the tariff is irregular nd
in the main I very much against Wilming
ton. : Showing how the business of other
ports is protected Mr. Calder said the rate
on nrst class -goods to Wilmington ana
thence to a point 110 miles in the interior
amounts to I $1 03 per hundred, while the
rate to Charleston and the same distance in
the interior j amounts to 83 ceuta per hun
dred, and to Savannah and 110 miles in the
interior the rate Is 78 cents per hundred
a conjunction of loctl with through
rates by hich the trade of these cities is
protect!, while that of Wilmington is not.
With all these facts Mr. Odder thought it
was the duty of the merchants here to urge
that the long aad short haul elausa should
be enforced. I It would b ; stultifying them
selves, after bavin fought the railroads as
they had, to now. ask that the same rates
should be Continued. No doubt if the law
is enforced, the seaport towns will get the
proportion; of trade that bolongj to them by
virtue of their geographical situation. If
a committea is sent to Atlanta it should be
instructed to advocate the enforcement of
the Jaw. This was the position the railroad
freight committee of the Exchange took.
So far as the implie I threat of Mr. Emer
son was concerned, that his people would
be willing to exempt Wilmington from the
suspension of the law, he. did not believe
that the i Commission would bo guilty of
any such' discrimination. He introduced
the following resolution as a substitute for
the resolution adopted at the former meet
Believing that great irregularities eiist
in the management of the railroad traffic
of the country, which can only be regu
lated and adjusted by legal restrictions,
and h& vine everv confidence in the wis
dom and conservatism of the Inter-State
Commerce Commission, it is the sense of
this Chamber that the law under which
they were appointed, having been care
fully considered and wisely framed, should
be given, a fair and impartial trial, in order
that the country , may know the precise
truth about its ooerations. i
We are further of the opinion that there
should be no prolonged suspension of the
"long and short haul clause," out mat its
operations should be made uniform to all
points ana on all lines; ana .we appeal to
rauroaa managers to meet me enoris or me
commission in a fair and equitable spirit.
believing that to "bring back the business
of common carriers to the well-settled prin
cioies of the common law" will result in
increased oroflts to themselvea while bene
fitting the country and allaying the wide
spread dissatisfaction now existing. .
tesolvei, That a copy of these proceed
iritra be sent to the Commissioners, at tbeir
meeting to be held in Atlanta on me zom
" . .... ... . n n . .
instant. : - '- -. - ' . . ;
Further discussion was had. It was pro
posed to amend by a resolution -Instructing
the chairman of the committee on railroad
freights Mr. Calder to goto Atlanta and
present the resolutions. : "
Col. fW. L. DeRosaet asked if the Boards
of Trade in Charleston and Savannah had
not instructed their committees to ask a
suspension of the fourth clause of the law.
The chair announced that they had. Then,
Col. 0a Basset continued, we had better be
careful how we act, and take another day
to consider the matter.
- The Chair said that it was his duty to
say that the railroad officials had told him
that they, would not - send a representative
to the meeting. r They wanted the mer
chants to decide the matter themselves, and
they would agree to their wishes.
In; reply to CoL DeRosaet Mr. Calder
said that Charleston and' Savannah might
make a mistake; Wilmington had to take
care 6f itself; He did not believe that the
Commission would mete but injustice to
us if they regulated matters for the advant
age of Charleston and Savannah and Nor
folk; . r .
. The. question on the adoption of Mr.
Calder'si resolution was pot and carried,
with only one or two dissenting voices.; -
The motion that the chairman of the
railroad committee be instructed to present
the resolutions to the commission : (offer
ed by Mr. G. J. Booey) was put and car
ried, after being amended so as to empower
Mr. Calder to select one ormoie members
of the same committee to accompany him.
The Black Blver DlMater. 1
Capt,J. P. Moore, Jr. r. of the steamer
Enterprise, ia a letter dated the 21st, gives
the following particulars concerning -the
oiowingup or the steamer jjeua; I '
I have lust returned from Delta, where I
was cauea to aid the suffering crew ol the
steamer IteMo. : I regret to say on her re
turn trip her boiler burst about : 4 miles
above Point Caswell on the morning of the
19th, at half-past 2 o'clock, causing almost
a complete wrec& oi the boat, nr. J. u.
Kerr'a right leg waa broken and his bead
bruised. - Mr. Franklin Anders had his left
arm broken and his hands badly bruised.
Ldoyl spearman, fireman, was blown 60
yards distant la the swamp and found
dead, nelly jxewkira, a deckhand, stand
ing on tho bow of the boat, was badlv
scalded and blown about eighty yards into
the swamp, ana strange -to say was round
alive. The engineer escaped unhurt Au
gustus Moore, the -pilot, was blown in the
air ancreruca oj a oarrei oi nour, out re
ceived no m-rinua intnrv. - : :: i r v "-
The steamer had two fiats in tow at the
. - . , : : 1-
time. Willie Sherman was standing on the
upper deck and was blown into the air, but
received no serious injury. Mr. French
Johnson and Stephen Cromartie were on
the flats towed by the Delia, and succeeded
in saving the wounded. , They were taken
to Mr. William Sherman's house and Doc
tors Thompson and Kerr summoned to their
assistance ; The wounded were not con
scious of what bad happened and cannot
account for the cause of the accident; The
Delia's cargo consisted of hardware, bacon,
corn, meal, flour and general merchandise,
and was valued at about four hundred dol
lars. - A part was saved, bnt badly dam
aged. ' The wounded were landed safely at
home and are all doing as well as could be
expected, except Kelly Newkirk, colored,
who died from his injuries this morning
about two o elect betore my departure
from Delta.:, . x- f
The Omlow Railroad Snbaerlptlon. . -
The Supreme Court, in their ruling in
the Durham graded school case, have set
tled the question as to whether a majority
of the registered voters of the county is re
quired to give sanction to the proposed
subscription of $100,000 by New Hanover
to the Onslow, railroad. At least it
is understood that the county commission
era would ctmsider the decision in the Dur
ham case as determining the matter,; The
Court say; - 1 P.
There are cocfliclinj rulings upon the
point whether the requirement of a major
ity of qualified voters to incur a debt is not
In effect the same as a majority of those
voting, but we do not feel at liberty wholly
to ignore a provision, and the difference
between the terms used, as well as the de
liberate conclusion arrived at in the case
cited, in ascertaining the meaning of a
clause intended to protect citizens and tax
payers against heavy and oppressive taxa
tion arising out of municipal involvements
in the contraction of debts, the evils of
which bad been experienced. There are
numerous restraints, some of them unusual,
put upon the taxing power, bom of the State
and its subordinate municipal bodies in the
Constitution, indicating everywhere a dis
trust in its unlimited -exercise and liability
to abuse, which need not be enumerated,
but which have come before the Court, and
we cannot think, with all these safeguards.
that it was intended to dispense with the
approval of- a majority et the qaaiiaea
voters, and allow an inconsiderable ! frac
tion. it might be. to determine the 'result.
Indifference is not the test, an active and
expressed awroval is necessarv. and this is
ascertained by a majority : of. those entitled
to vote. ; However forcible may be the rea
soning and however numerous the rulings
in other States which construe a failure to
vole as an acquiescence in what is done by
those who do vote, we cannot put such an
interpretation upon our organic law, and
thus dispense with one of its 0oat protec
tive provisions agamat the contracting or a
municipal debt. ; f " I
As a majority of the registered vote of
the County was not polled, under the above
ruling "subscription" was defeated.
The may Encampment.
Arrangements for the encampment
this city of the Second Regiment of the
State Guard are rapidly being perfected.
The place selected is at the head of Market
street, where there is plenty of opaa ground
and shade. Good water will be ! provided
in abundance by. means of driven wells,
which the committee of arrangements are
having put down . The location was se
lected for its healthfulnesa, under the advice
of physicians who were consulted in regard
to the matter. .. '
The occasion is the thirty-fourth anni
versary of the Wilmington Light Infantry,
and the company intend that it shall be a
memorable one; and in this the members
hope that they will have the hearty co-ope
ration of all who have interest and pride in
the city. . During the continuance of the
encampment, from the 19th to the 22i, a
large concourse of visitors may ba expect
ed, the railroads having agreed to run
cheap excursion trains from
along their roads.
Invitations have been extended to Gov.
Scales, Adjutant General Johnstone Jones,
and Col. Cameron, Inspector 'General of
the. State. Guard, " to attend and review the
Second Regiment on the 20th. J The com
panies which have accepted invitations are
the Fayette ville Independent Light Infan
try, the Maxlou Guards and the Clinton
Guards. - All the field and staff of the regi
ment will also be present.
Railroad Celebration at Clinton
Special excursion trains will run between
Warsaw and Clinton on April 27tb, leav
ing; Warsaw at 8.50 a. m. and arriving at
Clinton at 11.35 in the forenoon.-. Passen
gers from points on the main line of the
Wilmington & Weldon R. R. can take train
No. 78, arriving at Warsaw at 10.44 a.
nu Passengers from Goldaboro and points
between Goldsboro and , Warsaw can take
local freight No. 1, to which a passenger
coach will bo attached, and arrive at. War
saw at 8.55 a, m. Round trip tickets will
be sold, on April 27th, good to return on
any train the 27th and 28th, at low lates.
The fare ' from Wilmington to Clinton
and . return is ) $1 50; from Rocky Poiat,
tl 30; Burgaw; CI ISuWillard, 85 cents;
Duplin Roads, 80 cents; Teacheys, 10
cents; Magnolia. 45 cents; Warsaw 23
cents: from Wilson. 1 50; Black-Creek.
$1 40; Fremont, $1 30; Goldsboro, $1 00;
Dudley, 80 cents; Mt. -Olive. 65 cento;
Faisons, 50 cents; Bow den's,; 40 cents.
Raval Store Receipts. -".ii-ti'i'M
The receipts : of -naval stores at this port
from the beginning of the crop year April
1st to April 23d, are as follows
Spirits turpentine 1,998 Casks; last year,
i.8i5.--.- - fn.
Rosin 15,789 bvrrels ; last year, 39,101
Tar 5,015 barrels; last year; 13,229.
Crude turpentine TOO barrels; last year
xlNTER-STA TE. COMMERCE
The Coaunlntea Flooded with n-
wtlderjnc Conundrums . and -Com
plaint from oil Qnartera or the
Conntry.'- "..". .. ''I '. ..
. By Telegraph to the Horning Ssar.
Washington. Anril 21. The Int.r-a.i
Commerce Commission is bring flooded
with appeals for relief, requests for the
construction of the law and decisions upon
nypomeucai questions and conundrums of
a bewildering diversity of character: The
majority of those, wbo ask, for reiier find
their grievance in the long and short haul
section, but man v oroteats have been rr.
ceived against tb suspension oMhatseco
uon.. The new Allman V Quicksilver
Mining Co , of California, tne largest
quicksilver producing concern in the U. 8 ,
writes that its principal market is in N. Y.
Where its product comes in competition
with the Spanish quicksilver Present trans
continental rates have shut them out of the
New a York market entirely. I California
fruit producers almost daily Present the
disasters threatened to them bv the new
rates On the other hand, manufacturers
of the Pacific coast are protesting energeti
cally against a suspension of- the' fourth
section, so far as it applies to trans conti
nental routes., ;.Vi - . - - ;'-.-:i;': ..j ' f - W.
An aDDlication from the Southern Pnni .
fic road for a suspension of the fourth eec
tion was argued by counsel this forenoon,
and the Northern Pacific road made a sim
ilar application in tha afternoon. Counsel
for a prominent New.-York shipping firm,
which runs a line of vessels via Cape Hern,
was also heard to-day in ODDOsition to the
suspension of the fourth section 1
The stone-ware manufacturers of fltnu-
burg, Va., complain that since the Inter
State Commerce law went into effect the
reads refuse to transport their out nut aa
heretofore unless put in crates, and at the
same time have raised their charges about
one half. Tuey say that if this continues
every stone-ware establishment, (six in
number,) will be forced to close within six
weeks, aod ask to be informed "if vou can't!
make some arrangement" to restore the
former conditions. ' I
BA LD KNOBBEHS.
lAUaoarl's midnight Ualdera make a
Confession " --.
By Telegraph to the Morning star. :
St. Loots. April 21-A soecial from
Ozark, Mo., says The Bald Knobbers'
situation is becoming more serious each
day, and the prisoners are beginning to
show considerable uneasiness , Yesterday
Charley Graves, a prominent member of
the "Midnight Raiders" entered the con
fessional and after a long story of j raids he
had attended, giving names of men who
had accompanied him, fixed the murder
of George Edens'oo John Matthews - On
the first assault on . Ldens' house George
was shot down, but not killed.! After ran
sacking the house the masked men retired
and George's mother was holding his head
while he lay on the floor. A man appeared
at the door aod took deliberate aim at the
wounded man and put a bullet through his
head, killing him. - Graves says he met
John Matthews coming from the house and
heard him say that he was mad because be
had been wounded in the back of the head
and bad returned to the house, just as the
party were leaving and finished the work"
begun on George Edens. Parsons Simons
and Will Newton want to make a confes
sion to save themselves, but the j prosecu
tion refuse to accept them, as they. sy they
now have enougb testimony.
SO UTH CA KOL1MA.
The caibann Honnnaent reremonlea
Prealdent Cleveland' Letter to the
nianaeeraw 'i :'(.
By Telegraph to the Horning Star.
Chablsbton. - April ' 22 Major Henrv
E. Young, chairman of the Committee on
Invitation, has received the following let
ter from President Cleveland: - . -
Executive Mansion, - Washington, April
19th, 1887 Henry E. Young, etc; r
Mt Deab Sir 1 am sorry that I must
decline the invitation which I hive received
to ba present at the unveiling of the monu
ment erected to me memory or John U.
Calhoun, on the 26lh iast. The ladies of
the Monument Association have good rea
son for pride and congratulation int the
complete success of theii efforts to fittingly
commemorate the virtues and services of
this loved and honored son of South
Carolina 1 believe it would be well
if all he- did and all j he believed'
and taueht, and all his aspirations for the
welfare and prosperity of our; republic,
were better - known and understood. ! If
this were so, much would be found to en -lighten
and encourage those charged' with
public duty and much to stimulate patriotic
enthusiasm. - The ceremonies attending the
unveiling of the monument erected by ; his
ardent admirers in the Utate which bears
the impress of his renown should furnish
an occasion for such anlnstiuctive illustra
tion of his character as shall inspire in the
minds of all his countrymen genuine res
pect and admiration fvr his courage and
self-abnegation, toleration where approval
of his opinions is withheld, and universal
pride in the greatness of this illustrious
American. Yours, very truly, ! !U
I " GhOVER CLBVEL&lrD.
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Indiana on the War Path In Greer
Coanty A. Prominent Cattleman
iriarderedA merchant of Galveaton
Sentenced to Two Tear Imprison
ment. - ;;:.-' : .'. . f V Z. II J;
By Telegraph to the Morning Star.
CmcAao; April 23. A" special from
Quanch, Texas, says intelligence that the
Lioma and Comanche Indians are on the
war path and that a prominent cattleman
W. W. Stenson, and one of his employes.
were murdered by them in i Greer county,
near the , Navs jo mountains, has created
excitement throughout this and the neigh
boring north border counties. So far as
can be learned, the killing of Stenson and
his man is only the - beginning of a general
outbreak contemplated for some time by
that part of tho Comanche tribe known as
the "anti lease faction,"-, to which I fully
half if not a considerable majority of the
tribe belongs. They constitute the most
savage and warlike portion of the Coman-
ches. ; All these, who are not under tne
immediate control of the half-breed chief,
Quanch Parker, have from the first been
opposed to the leasing of ! their lands to
white cattlemen.- The immediate cause of
the killing was the refusal on the part of
the whites to supply Indians with beef
according to their demands, but is evident
from' what can- be ' learned that this
was only batched . up j as a plausi
ble . excuse for firing the first shots
in the long contemplated war against
the- white intrjiders . on their sou.
The Indians have threatened to take the
lives of all settlers in Green county, and
some of the residents are apprehensive of
forays into me country, and towns border
ing on tnis side or uea Kiver. an maian
war in the Territory at this day would ne
cessarily be of short duration, but during
the brief period avast amount of life and
oronerty might be destroyed both in the
territory and border counties of Texas. It
is more than probable that if the comancnes
and luowas -done their war paint in ear
nest, they will be reinforced by the Cbe-
yennes and Arspahoes, their neighbors on
the north, wno wouia oe oniy too giaa or a
chance to do some nchting .
Austin. April 23. ratrlcic AL Uennes-
sey, a prominent and . iormeriy weaimy
merchant of Galvestonl acted atsergeant-at-
r - . ...
arma of the Senate which adjourned April
4th. He was dismissed,! charged- with
forcing sundry vouchers. He was indict
ed by the grand jury and yesterday con
victeaiaine district court, ana was sen
tenced to two years imDrisoniaent. - When
the verdict was read, Hennessey threw up
his hands and fainted.
: Charlotte Observer : . Several
farmers from different parts of the county
were in the citv veaterdav and all of them
brine cheering news of the crop outlook.
The verdict of all is that then will be a
large crop of -peaches and apples. Far
mers are generally well up with their
yr 7Z:,a WASHINGTON. ; . - r.
secretaries unir and Vairehlld to
Visit Charleston-Clalmante for Gen.
' xwisca ; Svrords-appolntmenl hy
'-.the Prealdent. .v.-.-"
Bv Telegraih to the Morning fitar.
WASHiNQTori, April 21 . Becretary Fair-1
child has accepted an invitation to attend!
the unveiling of the Calhoun monument at
Charleston, 8. C, on the 26th inst, and
will accompany Secretary Lamar on that
occasion. An effort was made to secure
the presence of the President and otbil
members of his Cabinet, but it is not at aa
nxeiy mat tbey will .be able to - leave the
vpuoi at mat time. . -- .
- ; The President has' designated Assistan
Becretary Thomoson to act aa Secretary of
the Treasury in the absence of Mr. Fair-f
child, and Assistant Secretary Maynard to
act in the absence of both. The selection of
Mr. Thompson is in consideration of his
seniority in office. - i :;.:";, i
The Secretary of the Treasury has i re-f
ceived two claims for Gen. Twiggs swords
which were seized by Gen. Butier in New
Orleans in 1862, and which are now in
the Treasury. The claimants are Gen. A. Cj
Myers, executor of the late Gen. Twiggs,
who claims them on behalf of his children
and Mrs. Rowena Guedallo, a resident of
London, England, who claims that Gen.
Twiggs gave them to her as an act Of friend
ship. Bhe waa living in New Orleans at
the time of its surrender to the Union force
and the 'swords were found in her posses
sion. She was unmarried at this timn nt
bore the name of Rowena Florence: The
nctoi congress aumonzmg the return of
the swords provides that all claims shall be
filed prior to June 3rd, and that they be re
ferred to the Court of Claims to determine
who is entitled to the swords. They are
three in number and are valuable, being 14
laid with diamonds, rubies and other pre
cious stones. One of them, which was pre
sented to Gen. Twiggs for gallantry in the
Mexican war, is valued at $20,000. - 1 1
Washington, April 21 The President
this afternoon appointed Edward F. Bing
ham, of Ohio, to be Chief Justice of the
Supreme Court of the District of Columbia,
to fill the vacancy caused by the death of
Chief Justice Carter. Bingham has for the
past fifteen years been Judge of the Court
of Common Pleas for Columbus district,
and in 1881 was Democratic candidate for
the Supreme Court Judge of the State. He
was prominently mentioned for the United
States Circuit Judgeship to which Judge
Jackson was appointed last year. He is a
personal friend and associate of Allan G.
Thurman, wbo warmly recommended -bis
appointment, as did all the members of the
Supreme Court of Ohio. i
Washington, April. 23 The total
amount of trade dollars redeemed to date is
$5,243,000, which amount will be increased
$400,000 by the recent importations at . 8su
Francisco from China.
The total collections of internal revenue
during the first nine months of the fiscal
year ending June 30, 1887, were $83,981,
204, being $575,788 less than collections
during the corresponding period of the last
fiscal year. Collections from spirits were
$46.668.141 a decrease of $39,277 87; from
tobacco $21,443,631 an increase of $1.
806.276; from fermented liquors, $15,183,
758 an increase of $1,519,603; from oleo
margarine, $481,246; from miscellaneous
objects,!! $201,807 being an increase of
$41,203.1 .Receipts for March 1887 were
$341,818 greater than those for March, 1886,
the increase being mainly in receipts from
tobacco and fermented liquors.: There was
a small decrease in the receipts from spirits.
Commissioner Miller estimates that the re
ceipts for the present fiscal year will aggre
gate $iio,uuu,uuo as against $ U6. 902,809
ror the last fiscal year.
Washington. Anril 23. The : Inter-
State Commerce Commission has caused to
be published in official form for distribu
tion, its recently promulgated ruling in the
matter of the petition of the Order of Rail
way Conductors and in the matter of the
petition of the Traders and Travellers'
Union. I The print shows the ruling to have
been prepared by uommtssioner Walker.
' The Commission sat with closed doors
today and will leave here for the South
Monday morning. Secretary Moselywill
remain; in, charge of the Commission in
Secretary Fairchild has cractically de
cided to omit the - usual monthly call for
three per cent bonds during the present
month; It is estimated at the Treasury'
Department mat the balance of that loan
outstanding, amounting to about $20,000.
000,' will remain undisturbed until after
June 30th next, so that it may be applied
to the purposes 01 the Braking fund during
the next fiscal year. Secretary Fairchild
was asked i to-day in regard to the above
proposition, but declined to commit him
self further -than to say that be bad the
question under consideration and might
possibly conclude to take the course Indi
cated. ' , 4J- ' .'. -
The President has directed the appoint-
A.J to investigate. the merits of inocula
tion for the prevention "t yellow fever as
practiced in Mexico and Brazil. The buq
dry Civil Appropriation bill- passed at the
last session . of Congress provides for this
Kev. W. H. Tully. of Florida, has been
appointed Chaplam in the army. V I
eecretanes Lamar and Fairchild, w. w.
Corcoran, Senator Voorheea and Commis
sioner of .Education Dawson, will leave
Washington to-morrow morning! for
Charleston, S. C. to attend the unveiling
of the Calhoun monument. They will
reach Charleston early Monday morning
and will remain there several days.
The Acting uomptrouer 01 the Cur
rency has authorized the following banks
to begin business: Birmingham National
Bank, of Birmingham, Ala., capital $250,- 1
000 ; Merchant's National Bank, of Tusca
loosa, Ala., capital $100,000.
CYCLONES AND TORNADOES
Portioma of Kansas, Hlaaonrl and
Arkansas Devastated Great Lob of
Life and Property.
St. Louis, Mo., April 23 Special dis
patches published this morning show that
rearini cyclones, tornadoes ana nau storms
BweDt over a considerable portion 01 south
western Missouri, southeastern Kansas and
northern Arkansas, on Thursday evening,
causing great loss of life and destruction
of property, as well as maiming a large
number 01 people.
A special from Greenville, Miss., says
that section of the country was visited by a
terrible thunder storm, followed by heavy
hail that . killed live stock and injured
many colored - persons in lioiivar county.
The town of Huntington was - nearly de
molished. A new hotel, Robertson's store
and dwelling. W. R. Ricks' hotel, Renn's
dwelling, Benson's grocery and several
negro cabins were wrecked and the debris
blown several hundred yards from their
former site. No one was injured. ; The
damage will exceed $5,000. : f
in fates and Vernon counties. Missouri,
the destruction was great. West and south
of Rich Hill the storm raged with terrific
violence and its track is strewn for miles
with all kinds of debris, including crushed
and splintered dwellings and outhouses,
dead animals and nonltrv. bed clothing.
wearing apparel and all kinds of farm pro
perty. The estimated loss to property is
upwards of $100,000. ' Six people were
killed in the neighborhood of the towns of
Hurne and Sprague and a number seriously
and some fatally injured. .,
He II aa never Said that Ho Wonld or
; Wonld not . Accept n Benomlna
I II tion. ;f;-.i si;: ": . I -
! Washeroton. April 23 The President
was engaged this morning and could not
be seen with reference to the statement tele'
graphed from St. Louis, at a late hour last
night, to me cueci tnat in a conversation
with a prominent Senator he had expressed
an unalterable determination not to accept
a renomination. CoL Lamont.1 however.
noon being Questioned on the subject, said:
"I am quite sure that the President has
never said that he would or would not' ao
cept a renomination. That question is not
now concerning him, and l know 01 no oc
casion for its decision at this time."
isisnop JLiyman connrmed si x
persons at Scotland Neck and five at Tar
boro. Bishop Watson confirmed six pri
sods at Greenville. " -
Elizabeth Citv Caroliniani A
1 'Mechanics' Labor Association" has beeu
uigauiMu at Aiiz&oem vuy. us memDer-
ship numbers about torty. Our sein:
fishermen are now having their harvest,
their catches the- oast week havinc hivn
very large, some exceeding 100.000 herring f
at one naui; siry v :. .- ; .
Stateeville Advocate: -Ref.
O. Durant writes, April l(Jth: 'I have jutfc
closed a meeting at Centenary. c mv cit
cuit, which lasted eleven days. and resulted .
in the conversion of 12 soul and 17 accee
sions. We learn from a correspondent f
of the Charlotte Chronicle, from Forest '
City, the home of Rev. A. M. Lowe, that';"'
he is lying at the point of death with (ever.
His recovery is hardly expected i.l
IT? Presbyterian: Since. Jast :v
communion eight persons have united wliu
the First ; Presbyterian Church flvej of . .
these after examination and three upon
certificates from other churches. i- Io.
Washington eight accessions were received!
on last Sabbath six by examination. !to
of whom received baptism, and two trans
ferred their membership from the "Disci
ples of Christ." Rev, 8. M. Smith is tho
pastor of the church. : . J
' Rockingham Rocket: Revj T.-.
J. Ogburn, President of the N. C. Methn - .
diet Conference, will' preach at Elletbt
Springs on the- second Sunday in May ac
11 o'clock a. m. and 3 p. m. L . Rev. N -B.
Cobb has recently prepared a classifica
tion of the counties, rivers, sounds, ban,r
creeks, &c., in North Carolina, which, "by -"apt
alliteration's artful aid" and th
smacking dash of .rhyme that is weaved
into it, makes for the pupil in geography a
pleasing exercise, at the same time chsrginic "
the memory with important information. ,
s V- Raleigh Recorder: - ' A letter
Just received from Dr. Yates (N. C Mis-
feionary to China) Informs us that his old
disease has returned and that ho is desDon -
dent and ; Sftd mi In rnnflpnnpnraa L
"Rev. N.j B. Cobb writes: "At Rocking
ham I baptized two Sunday before last audi
we extended the hand of fellowship to nimt
others. At Troy Sunday before I baptized
three. The outlook at both Troy and
Rockingham is hopeful. ' Our farmers am
busy planting but the financial condition cf
the country generally is distressing. Tbn-.i
snort crops or cotton, the credit system aui
buying supplies that- ought to have
maae at home, have done the work."
, ' Charlotte Chronicle: Mr. j. C.
rage, eaitor 01 tne usstonia uasuue. was
. .a. m.
yesterday appointed Psalmasterat Gastonia :
11 is wiin regret thare announce tbu
death of Mr. Frank W. Adams, which oc
curred at the home of his mother, Mrs. . I.
W. Adams, in this city, at 6.15 o'clock last
evening, j The deceased was just 20 years
old. tf Groom's tobacco warehouse and
Mrs. Belfs millinery store in High Point,
were destroyed by fire yesterday moraine.
The fire was discovered at 1 o'clock in tho
warehouse, and the building, together with
its contents of tobacco, was totally des
troyed. An adjoining building owned by
Mr. Groom and occupied by Mrs. Bell,, as
a millinery store, was also destroyed but a
portion of Mrs. Bell's stock of goods was
saved, though ' in a damaged condition.
The stock of tobacco in the warehouse was
valued at one thousand dollars. The total
loss on warehouse and stock is estimated at
$3,000. upon which there was an insurance
of $1,850. . - ' j . .
Raleigh News- Observer: Tobac
co raised by Mr. W. T. Howard, of Gran
uille county: $25.50, $37.50. $56, $74, $89,
$96; average $40. The recent muti
ny of the penitentiary convicts was brougb t
np and discussed. The board expressed
satisfaction at the suppression of the trou
ble without serious consequences, but it
was determined that the refractory convictn
sould be dealt with and punished. A
severe cyclone struck the premises of Mr,
u. M.. uoc&man yesterday, who Jives 1 1
miles from Carthage, and totally destroyed
his dwelling, smoked-house, stable and two
other buildings. There were two largo
empty casks in the smoke-house, Oho of
which was blown four hundred yards,
striking a large tree fifteen feet from the
ground with (such force as to cut a place
thereon two inches deep. The other cask
has not yet been found. Portions i of the
furniture were found a mile from where
Mr. Cockman's house stood. Mrs.: Cock -
man was in the house with her nine chil
dren. Three of them were hurt severely,
the others with their mother miraculously
escaping without a scratch. Mr. Cockmau
was working in a field near by and escaped
unhurt. We have not heard of any loss of
lifo or; of the destruction of any other
houses, h Lenoir, N. C.,' April 19,
1887. The result of the election in Wa
tauga county to subscribe one (hundred
thousand dollars to the 8. A. & N. W.
Railroad has been received, 779 votes went
cast for subscription, and 485 against sub
scription, j A majority of.the registered
voters of the county was required; to carry
the measure, consequently it was defeated
by 33 votes. : miss Lyoia aaimon.
formerly 01 Fayette ville, then of matesvilie.
and for several months a resident of Lenoir
died Sunday at 5 a. m, aged about 60 yeair.
: 1 - - - 1 .
Raleigh News-Observer: Re-i
ports were received here yesterday to the
effect that seven convicts had escaped from
the squad at work on the grading of the .
uameronds uarthage ltaiiroaa. mo -Governor
yesterday refused to pardon W
H, Harrington, of Pitt county,) who was
convicted of assault and battery in that
county at the spring term of court, 1887,
and sentenced to four months in jail. -The
State Board of Agriculture meets Um- .
day. A commissioner- and a .secretary
of the Board are to . be 1 chose a. '
Borne changes are looked i for as
result of the; action of the I meeting
A storm and quite a cyclone passed
through Middle Creek township, in ttie :
lower part of the county Monday evening.
Its course was from southwest to northest, .
and took in a belt of considerable width
It crossed Alford's pond, lashing the waters '
into foam and fury; went through Mr. tu.
B. Jones's .plantation, tore the roof off his
dwelling, blew down" his sheds and out
houses, and destroyed and demolished; a
quantity of j fencing. The outhouses and
sheds of Richard McCullers were torn to
pieces, also some small houses on the plant- .
ation of J. S. Jones. A mule belonging to
Mr. Jones was injured. ;Ai quantity of
timber was blown down and . large trees
were twisted off. - In Chatham county, be- .
tween Moncure and Pittsboro, the . belt .
which it swept was from one-fourth to one
half a mile wide and the force was greater.
Trees as large as a flour barrel were twisted
entirely off near the base, leaving stumps
with long fibres wmcn made a reariui noiso .
as they whipped .together. The store of
Mr John Knight was blown to pieces and
tho goods scattered in alt directions lor :
several hundred yards. . No one is reported ,
hurt.': - " ,.. f 'he-- -- --.' . -
-- Wilson. Mirror: The Wilson '
cotton mill has made bv its operations and
the rise in cotton about, fla.uuu since the
1st day of January. Willie Rogers,
an employe at the fcotton mill, had one of
bis fingers cut on in the macninery on Sat
urday, At a meeting of the board of
managers of the Wilson Normal School, on ;
Friday afternoon, Prof. Claxton was elect- .
ed superintendent for the ensuing term " '
Strange j but nevertheless true that
bees have to cell their honey; in order to
save it. ' Strange, Johnny, but it is -really
true that it takes a sober man to walk
a tight rope, i Sleep may knit the rav
eled sleeves of care but it absolutely refuses
to darn holes in socks. .4 Speaking of
voting, can you tell how many votes the
barber's polet - Was William Peon's
handkerchief tho original pen wiper? Who
nose? Mr. B. H. Bunn, one of tho
gallant and Jchlvalric officers of Company
A, 47th regiment N. C. Troops, has sent a
circular signed by Oapt J. H. Thorp, Lt.
T. S. Westray and himself, in which the
War-stained and honor-crowed; veterans of
mat brave and heroic band are invited tp
meet in Nashevilleon the 7th of May to
take steps for the more perfect preservation
of those deeds of heroism. - Alt Moore, '
the tall negro, wbo travelled with Robin
son's circus as a Zula Chief, but who was
born in this county, left on Monday for
Cincinnati, where he wiil connect himself
with another circus and be exhibited as the
"tallest man alive." We stated in cur
last issue that Wilson had shipped 21,233 .
bales of cotton during the season. In ad
dition to that amount of cotton shipped
from here there were 1,800 bales brought
into town and sold to the cotton mills,"an 1
which gives Wilson a still better claim as
to being one of the very best cotton markets
in the State.
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