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IS ir A JOKEt
Prcbablv no nacer in the Rtatn l.na KooJ
go liinhly complimented u the Wilming".
ton Star No paper in the State has been
sotiesy and bright There has been no
flick, r ahout it. Bright and steady has
bein its glow. The editor thereof can pre
pwe more first-class, sparkling, newsvl
"cirpy in a shorter time than any other man
cniiDickd with the Btate press. His "Spirt
its Turpsntine" has floated upon its surf
face every occurrencosecular or religious
that lias taken place within the parallels of
V5, 81 dee. and 84, 86 de. 80 mm4 lati
tude ftod longitude. His gift with the ped
is of the rarest, and his gift with the eclsi
sois is as rare. But alas! From the tombs
of pust generations comes a croak that dis
turbs him. A writer jn the Church Metsml
ger, our North Carolina Episcopal organ:
says that the editor of the Stab is sectarian
ami that in the matter of news and editorial
he has snubbed the Episcopal Church.-
Rikigh Riblical Recorder. . j j
Thanks for the compliment. We
cm recall the following as a nart of
our jonrualizings within ten and i
La! f years: We have srjecially5 ool-
ttccd.editorially the following resi
dent miDisters: Bishop Atkinson ana
Mr. Ambler, two or three times each.
jana nev. Mr. Lewis once, of the
jEpiscopal Church. Rev. Dr. Wileori
:five times; Rev. Mr. Hoge twicejof
itho Presbyterian Chnrch, We ha
never written a
notice of a Baptist
or Lutheran or
Catholic Of the
here in the time named we lhave
noticed but two. Of visiting minis
ters this writer haB referred specially
to Rev. Drs. , Moore, Marrable and
Wack, of the Presbyterian; Bishop
Green, of the Episcopal; Drs. Home
and Carroll, of the j Baptist; Arch
bishop Gibbons and Bishop Keene Qf
the Catholic; Bishop Parker, Rey.
Drs. Young, Mil burn and Kosser,
and Presiding Eider Guthrie, jthje
of the Primitive Baptist. The 'lcll
columns have often referred to other
ministers, but this writer' is not Con
cerned with them. , We refer to lotlr
own work because we were criticized
aad complained of and unjustly.! ,We
: think we have distributed our favors
with a liberal hand. Onr cnnrl Wo
. - a
; bor of the AT. O. PresbytefiaT
.iuu wurua io eay in acquittal oi tne
' r ill
unneccessarv and nnsnstainer rharop
Jt is natural that an editor should
write mnrfi of the rlmrrti hn alianAa
vw.w M a. . v u v. w
from Scoday to Sunday because hie
knoV8 " more of what ia coinU oJi.
Unt he nted not be narrow or selfish
or ready with a shibboleth. r
This was prepared for yesterday.
Since then we have received the Lum-
certon Aobesoman, that contains
long and well considered editorial
on "The Religious and Secular Press,
and the Courtesies and Convention
alities of the Profession." It copies
the whole of the excellent editorial
jn the Presbyteriani and follows jit ujp
1 with nearly a column of its owfij jfi
diciou8 reflections. It refers to tile
fact of Church predilections add at
tendance on the part! of editors who
peccaoie and human like Otheir
people. It says:
, Added to their predilections, it often
p&ppena that their associations are more for
lees rtstneted to the members of that
church, and it may be that they attend
oitener the services of that church, utiliz
ing 11 tire avenues of information with re
Raid to the polity end progress of that
church. J f 3
"Then, too prtitnra wKaoa VfinrtfJ mIi
flections are notorious, occupy a very try
j?K position: for, while other denomina
tions may think that they give undue prom
inenco to their own brai ch of the church,
members of the same faith and order, often
wonder why the church that is so near the
heart of the editor should receive so i little
PUOllC TPnntTTHnn af Vf U A T- Ull in
- -vVAu.i,vu bv uio uauufl, iu an VI
ncse matters We have uniformly tried jto
maintain a conscience void of offence, and
we think that, as a whole, the secular, press
is more sinned against than sinning." j j
u me case of the stab men' con.
" nected with it represent most of tne
leading churches. It is natural and
reasonable for , each1 if r he should
write to tell what be sees, hears and
knows. There is but one "more re
mark we would add. The 'Stab
"as discussed deliberative ,
siastical bodies of at least
three Churches. It gave much - edito
ritt attention to the General ! Con
vention of , the Episcopal Church
lien it met in Philadelphia; and did
not overlook the meeting at Chicago
ast year. It does not remember
"ave discussed the nroceerl infra
Jhe highest body of any other denom-
'uauon unless it wds the meeting of
the 'Methodist General Conference in
Richmond. The Stab does not! un
ertake to give the proceedings of re
"gious bodiea mot.inf U
except.by telegraphic reports,
... .6 -vJVUU lU5
neeis itself at liberty to discuss
ny and all topics -secular or re-
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VOL. XVIII, r ' - WILMINGTON. -Nl"CL. FRTDAV atav a iqqt I- W'
oua, political or literary, scientific or
pracucai. "No pent op Utica con
tracts its powers." H::: . i. , i
There are said to be now published
in the United i States not less eight
nunared papers devoted to the tabor
interests. JThero are hundreds of
other papers that are friendly to the
'"w"u8 wHes, would defend their
rights and vindicate, their wrongs.
They find much to approve of in the
uiuieuieuui to elevate and improve
the condition t 0f the toilers. 'And
why not ? The ten's of thousands of
men who labir day! and night in the
uepper omoes ot, the country are
to an intents and purposes laborers.
i bey work for wages. .Their daily
labor is their; living. Wiry nboold
they not sympathize with the mil
lions of men and women who are op
pressed by merciless employers or
ground down by unfriendly lecisla-
tion? i":.-:. U .!. j
There is a. large proportion of j the
newspapers of the United States that
is in actual sympathy with all 'pro
per efforts to help . the i laboring
classes. The men! who make! the
money for others deserve and receive
the support of the reflecting and fair
dealing portion of the public.1 There
is no doubt of this. It is only when
bad men would substitute ; dangerous
and violent methods for peaoef ul and
j osV- methods; it is only when in
judicious and ill informed advisers
put in operation a policy that is un
wise and hurtfnl, ! as in the
case of trying to establish social
equality between the races, that
friendly journals are driven -off; and
silenced, or they raise a protest. The
wrongs of the laboring classed are
real and should be recognised and
treated as such. These wrongs should
be redressed. It is unwise to bring
in politics or parties or to reBort to
doubtful means, like boycotting, to
secure a correction of evils and relief
from burdens that oppress. . It is
well to organize and to pull together
in securing such changes as may be
deemed necessary, but this should be
done without invading the rights of
others, or resorting to violence and
We notice that the leading officers
in the Knights of Labor have deter
mined to make- war on all labor pa
pers that fail to sustain them. This
is unfortunate as only about twenty
two of eight hundred are reported to
have indorsed the nresent officials.
Mr. Powderly is not bo wise as he
was surely. 4 '
THE TRUE INTERESTS OP THE
I he farmers of the country .must
look after their own interests. All
along they have allowed others to at
tend to their matters or to neglect
them. The Stab has again and again
urged upon the farmers the necessity -
of organizing,, of combining. The
legislation of the country, or much of
it, has been inimical to their interests.
They have toiled and worried, but
low prices, bad crops, and j high
taxes have kept them poor. j.This
is particularly the case with the
South. Add to these causes
for failure and distress the un
wise way in which most have farmed
it and you need not go far for the
real cause of the great depression of
interests. The mort-
is ruinous because it
forces the farmer to pay from 12 to
perhaps 20 per cent, more for his sup
plies than be could have bought them
with the ready cash. Then a failure
to raise home supplies such as bacon,
bread and vegetables has added to
his embarrassments and increased his
despondency. j ; j
Everybody knows this is a true
bill. Only the organs of manufac
turers and Protection fail to under
stand it. How long shall all this
continue? Are the North Carolina
farmers determined to go on repeat
ing the failures and follies. of the
past? Will they persistently pursue
the same unwise! and unremunera
tiye course? Will they still neglect
to organize' for united action?
Money ought to j be cheaper nthe
South. It can be got in the JNorth
for 5 or 6 per cent if the leading
. I o
farmers of the country would unite
and take the proper steps. Money
in private bandsvin the North is not
worth to-day more than 3 or 4 per
-cent. If they could lend on good
collateral to the Southern people at
5 or 6 per cent, they would gladly do
so. Farm supplies bought at 5 or 6
per cent, interest would be the first
step towards independence.! . . Be
tween supplies at present prices and
a mortgage at that, and supplies at
cash rates there is a fortune for the
industrious and economical farmer.
. The Louisville J Courier-Journal
has recently considered a phase of
,the "farmer's need" that it is well
not tp overlook in this view. It is
the failure of the farmers to look after
his products after they are ready for
market. '. They do not know the in6
and outs of traffic and commerce and
what it costs them to realize proper
returns for their ! products! The
"They spend all their work in produc-
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lng, and devote too little time, if any at all
to studying upon what the law and the pol
iticians are doing for them. They should
work less in producing, and more in read
ing, and disoussine the things which the
law-making powers of the country are
about. If - they should thus lose half a
Tea-r crop of corn, wheat, tobacco, cotton,
and the rest, they will make money by it,
provided they thus learn what is the matter
with the laws, and adopt sensible resolu
tions to nee their irresistible power in cor
recting the laws, abuses, frauds, and
crimes upon them. . " i.:..- "vU:--
"The tariff and coinage laws are taking
from them and transferring to other more
favored classes about one-half the market
value of their crops every year.""
If they understood the effects of
the War Tariff they would throttle
it, : If they knew how it robbed
them they would countenance no
politician who favored it. They have
the power and they do not use it.
.They are robbed openly and every
.day binder tb forms oriaw-and the
are indifferent, heedless, ignorant.
Well says our Louisville contem
porary: ;; ;r:
"What a shame and disgrace, therefore,
if the farmers, with all this power in then
hands, continue tn hn i-nhtwul t,..
of half the proceeds of their industry, and
mi jo uiBUB me mere sens to tne extent of
half their working timn far Mruin '
ledged classes. Nor 6houid the farmers be
afraid Of Dnshinir 1hn Temcrtiea ruui
cure the special ills of their class in the
most radical and resolute menner."
The proposed Convention at At
lanta is the first step towards emanci
pation. I If that meeting is governed
by wisdom it can be the instrument
of doing' very much good. It must
look at economic questions from an
enlightened standing-point and at
the Bame time with reference to their
own particular interests.
Thft SrmtViorn ailiaa ova mrih Hi J
vided as to the money and tariff ques
tions. About half probably are ad
vocates Of a gold standard and of a
WarTariff. They are the friends of
manufacturers and monopolists in
this and not. of the great farming in
terests. They will mislead you if
you ignorantly- listen to their plausi
ble arguments to show that the royal
road to wealth is by heavy taxation.
The Courier-Journal says:
"If they should coronal the .rt.Un inilna
tries to come down to the same bed-rock
of production which they themselves oc
cupy, it would be worth five hundred mil
lions a year to the foreign trade of the na
tion. If they should compel a return to
the money standards and free mints of the
Constitution, it would accomplish more
than any other measure possible to human
wisdom to distribute prosperity and the
blessings I of industrial equity among ail
classes of producers, whether in the shop
or the field. ! .
"To farmers, it has become an instant is
sue between vigorous measures of self-de
fense or a perpetual scheme of robbery and
confiscation by the hand of their own Go
vernment. If they neglect their self-defense,
t.11 other classes will neglect it. It
is therefore not ' a time for dalliance and
dilly-dallying, but concerted action and in
dividual effort are imminently necessary."
Capt. W. P. Fowler, a prominent
member of the Episcopal Church at
Grenada, Miss., shot and killed Rev.
C. P. Stiver the rector. A dispatch to
the N. Y. World says: -
I "When the young pastor was told that
be was likely to die very soon he asked to
have his : statement taken, and voluntarily
told those present that Capt. Fowler was
justified in shootinsr, and that it was bis
wish that the Captain should not be pun
ished. The rector atoned n ctjifprncni tn
this effect, which was written out by a
friend. Those present at the bedside of
the wounded man were members of his
church, and his explanation of the aggra
vating cause that led Capt, Fowler to fire
upon him is kent a nrofonnd secret, that
the reputations of the parties concerned
may not (suffer."
I Capt. Fowler had killed three men
before. -Fowler's wife is a daughter
of J udge Gray.
'Oath' makes the Doint in a recent letter
that "Brooklyn. Rnntnn and AH into sm
the only American cities which have teen
the nifioa -f KottlofioMa X7K o k .
tPT with Rinhmnnrl inH Potorohiivor V
Charleston, 8. C.; and Nashville, Tenn.?
It seems to us that we have heard
;of the battle of New Orleans. Many
towns have been the scenes of bat
tles. Ih this State New Bern and
Plymouth may be named.
The Church Messenger does the
.handsome thing and "begs pardon."
It says j its correspondent "P" is
"a sensible and distinguished Chris
tian woman, who is very far from a
purpose to do an injustice or to
'offend." We promise to' give aoy
Church j news of a general interest
that we may find in the Church Mes-
Canon Wilberforce, a noted divine
of the Established Church of Eng
land, is in New York. He waB the
gueet of the, National Temperance
Society Thursday night. Dr. Theo
dore Cuyler, jof the Presbyterian
church, made . the reception speech.
Canon Wilberforcej responded with
marked fluency and felicity.
Tbe Clinton Celebration.
A correspondent writing from Clinton, in
speaking of the railroad celebration at that
place on . Wednesday last, says that the
handsome cane presented to Mr. A F.
Johnson was a testimonial from the citi
zens of Clinton and not from the railroad
authorities (as published in the Stab.)
The correspondent adds: "It is conceded
On all hands that the energy and business
tact of Mr. Johnson secured the early com
pletion of the road . The present was but
a slight token of the esteem and confidence
in which an appreciative public hold him."
Tbe New Summer Kesort.
The railway across the peninsula from
the Cape Fear river to the ocean beach
near Camp Wyatt is completed and a loco
motive will be taken down and put on the
track this week. The cars have been con
structed, and are in readiness for use
whenever needed." Capt. Bache will have
charge j of the hotel to be erected at this
new summer resort. The building will be
put up; as soon as transportation by rail
from the river to tbe beach is available.
The Accident at Clinton. i r
;. A telegram was received here yesterday af
ternoon from Oliaton.which stated that Mr
H; A. James the young man accidentally
hurt dmne the parade . Wednesday after
noon, was improving,, and that all ; his
symptoms were f av,orable.i 3 ,
i From an; eye w Usees of the unfortunate
affair some additional particulars were ob
tained.i . CoJ Jones was. riding at the h'ead
of the; battalion, , his horse plunging and
rearing . He had both hads on the reios,
the point of his swoid lowered and extend
ed in front to the left. Suddenly the horse
tried pip i bolt, and'v plunsine forward.
caused the sword to be. driven into the
t i . 1 .' -r.
oacK or jar. jamcs, wno as riding a little
in adynDce of Col. Jones and on his left
The sharp point of lh weapon entered
j, near the waist j and ranging upward came
Out just j below the ' Tifiht; hippie f At
me tsme.. ume uoi. . Joupa - . waa iin
slrlitaffly to, the ground, witn
the sword still in his grasp, the blade bav
ing snapped off at the moment of collision.
Col. Jones' was picked up unconscious and
taken into a house - near by, His injuries
were not scrioua however., and he soon re
covered. Mr James, the more . seriously
injured mar, rode on unconscious of his
hurt, but in a few minutes drew up by the
roadside and dismounted, complaining of
feeling unwell' Some one ; standing by
saw the point of the sword blade, aad the
fearful nature of the wound he had re
ceived was soon ascertained. Doctors were
summoned and lno blade was extracted by
means of a pair of blacksmith's pincers.
The wounded man is & son of Mr. Perry
James, a prosperous farmer of Sampson,
living near Clinton. " - .'
The Iborse ion which Col Jones was
mounted was a spirited young animal be
longing to Capt. Faison, who had recently
purchased it. While at the railroad depot,
i and before Col. Jones had mounted, it was
plunging and rearing and broke the saddle
girth, requiring the united efforts of several
men to put another saddle on its back.
merchant marine convention of the
Sonth Atlantic States.
The following are the most important
resolutions adopted at tbe Convention of
the South Atlantic Stales, held in Charles
ton, a C, and of which Hon. A. M. Wad
dell was president: :
Resolved, That this Convention should
urge upon the Congress of the United
States the passage of what is known as the
"tonnsge bill," which provides that every
vessel, sail or tteam, built and owned in the
United States, ' trading with foreign ports,
shall be allowed 80 cents per ton for each
1,000 miles sailed or steamed for a period
of twenty years, one-third reduction of
said rate to be made at the end of the first
ten years from the date the Act of Congress
shall take effect, as tbe only means of re
storing American importance on the high,
seas, reviving American commerce with
foreign nations and establishing a n&val re
serve? t - :
Resolved. That Ibis Convention further
urge upon Congress tbe immediate provi
sion for the defence of the great extent of
the coast of the United States.
' Resolved, That this Convention further
urge upon Congress tbe immediate provi-
biuu lui tui luipruveiuem ui me rivers ana
harbors of the South Atlantic coast.
A resolution was also passed declaring
Wilmington to be the next place of meet
ing in - April next. Also, that President
Waddell be instructed to appoint delegates
to all subsequent conventions during the
year, and also to the National Convention.
The Clinton Celebration.
The delegations from this city to the
railroad j celebration at Clinton returned
home yesterday morning. One and all
speak iu the highest terms of the hospita
ble and cordial treatment received from the
citizens of that charming litUe town. The
trip was a most enjoyable one, only marred
by the accident that befell Mr. James, one
of the marshals. The Light Infantrv and
the members of the Cornet Concert Club
were especially well pleased at their recep
tion and the attentions shown tbem by the
members of tbe Clinton company and citi
The ball at night was a brilliant affair.
The spacious ; hall was filled with a brave
'gathering of gallant young men and beauti
f ul women, who kept up the dance till
morning. : "
Messrs. John A. Steveos, F. T. Atkins,
T, H. Patrick, H. E. Faison and J. H.
Roy all were the committee of arrangements
for the celebration and their good manage
ment was evident throughout.
A oooe Horse Tntef.
unanes uanieis alias (Jbarles Mclvoy. a
colored. boy about fourteen years of age,
was arrested yesterday and committed to
jail charged with stealing a horse froLi
Peter Moore, a store-keeper on Market near
Thirteenth street. Daniels took the horse
from Mr. Moore's stable at an early hour
Thursday morning. Persons Who knew
the horse, saw the boy riding at a gallop
on the bid Newbern road about five miles
fiom town, and reported the fact to the
owner.!! An officer was sent out' with a
warrant for the arrest of Daniels, and found
him a mile or two from the city. He had
turned the horse loose, and later in the day
it came back to the stable. .
Daniels has been convicted of larceny at
two terms of tbe Criminal Court, and on
the last occasion, on account of his youth,
was sentenced to the county jail with au
thority to the county officials to hire him
out for his term. Under this arrangement
he had been hired to Mr. Elder, the jailor.
.The Wounded nan at Clinton.
A telegram received from Clinton last
night bays that Mr. James, the young man
so severely wounded in the accident at the
celebration on Wednesday last, is improv
ing and his physicians say that the pros
pects of his recovery are very good.
: -if Wihhabow, April 29, 1887.
Editob Stab: We have bad a Very late
and cold spring The outlook for crops at
present is very poor. Corn planted early
had to be replanted and 'in some . in
stances replanted twice. It seems that the
farmers are: having an up-hill business
financially. ; All are worse off than at any
time since the war. Many have not the
means with which to make a full crop and
the merchants charge such high prices for
supplies that those who are in debt can
never get out by making cotton, and a mer
chant, will not advance on anything but
cotton. The consequence will be that in a
few more years the farming interest will be
so low country people will have nothing,
and : when the merchants close out the
mortgages they will have the lands and no
body to work them. When the country
people fail to make supplies where will tbe
town people get anything to live ont They
will have the lands and money, but nothing
to eat. The all-cotton .is the trouble, and
unless there is a change from all-otton to
supplies raised at home, as sure as night
follows the day, tbe entire South will be
come bankrupt. . Bbcxswick.
Fierce Attack or United Ireland on
. v Laasdowne-Tbe Sebnaebele
; Affair Amicably Settled-Proposed
Important Cnancea In the SpanUb
Colonial Poilcy-marlne mtsbapa
Al ? nnk and ISO Lives Lost.
:? - By Cab!e to tbe Hornuu; StaV...-.f : '.-Aprir28.--l7ltol
no blacker deed of treachery was ever
committed than that which Lord Lands
downe bas been guilty of. : As black as
hell ... are Lord;, Lanedo wne's unutterable
meanness, treachery and malignity. He
stood in awe o? Canadian opinion," but tore
the agreement he had made with his fen'
anta into shred the woment he was fed to
OeUeve by the Canadians with Irish names,
that he epuld rely on Irish Canadian com
pliance in his perfidy.": - ; : ..
PabiS. Anril 2R Th'
' " m JLSTs XO
oats pubkshea a dispatch from ; Berlin;
uauug vnat me ncnnaeueies affair has been
amicably aettled bet ween Prance and Qer-
Madrid. Anril as Primn uu.).; c.
gasta and the Liberals propose to make im--portant
changes in the colonial policy, for
lhe purpose of pacifying the Creoles until
their home-rule aspirations can be satisfled."
The proposed changes include the abolition
of export duties in the West Indies, as well
as the duties here on sugar and alcohol
from Cuba and Porto Rico; the assimila
tion of the Colonial to the Imperial tarifl;
and the granting of subsidies for the West
Indian Railway and other public works.
Paris, April 28 M. Herbette,1 French
Ambassador at Berlin, telegraphs tht on
yesterday evening he had an interview with
Count Herbert Bismarck, tbe German Min
uter for Foreign Affairs, and that the? lat
ter maintained that French territory was
not violated whea M. Schnaebeles was ar
rested . M.. Herbette adds, however,! that
Count Bismarck states that Germany is in
clined to fcdmit that the arrest was irreeu-
larand contrary to tbe Franco-German
frontier convention of 1877, and on this
account will release M. Schnaebeles when
the letters alleged to have been written by
M. Ganlech are proved to be authentic.
The .dispatch adds that it is believed that
the release of M. Rnhnnphplpa will ihn
place to-day, or at the latest to-morrow,
and that M. Herbette is to have another in
terview with Count Bismarck rinrinir lho
London: Anril 2ft f!ntnin'RriKria
three of the crew of the British ship City of
Ottowa. which arriverl at Nc nnatla inu.
terday from Mobile, died from fever during
iue voyage. . ' ; f
A dispatch from Coakton. Australia! an
nounces that the steamer Benton from
Sinsranore was sunk in enlli cinn with a
barque off the island of Formosa, and I that
150 persons were drowned: No Europeans
were lost. .1;
London. AdhI 28. A dianntoh f mm
Perth, lho capital of Western Auatralia.
says: ' A hurricane ewent tha norihosat
coast on the 22d inst. The pearl fiabing
fleet, numbering fortv boats m ripotrnvpri
.and 550 persons perished. - . j;
London. Anril 2S Nprr. Htiirrlaw'a io.
sue of the Tablet will contain a epecfal ar
ticle by Cardinal Manning, in whfoh hn
will contend that tin ipsa thn riohL nf lahnr
can be denied liberty of organization to
protect them, the freedom founded Upon
them cannot be denied. Toward the end
of tbe last centurv. the Cardinal
doctrine of political economy under the
plea of free contract broke up the old rela
tions between emnlovsr anrl pmnlnvnt anil
the conflict between capital and labor then
became perpetual. The power of capital
is all but irresistible, fnr the
labor for iba hrpn.fl rif lifn - FTn
DeCeSSitV UDOn them of l&hnrincr fnr lhA
ST" --aAuuno auu 'nucuisnsivca, IwU.
The Church should protect the poor and
their labor. I
Dublin, ; April 28 Freeman's Journal
states that the government recently applied
for a list of educated candidates to fill va
cancies in the ranks of the Irish constabu
lary, caused by resignations, and that re
fusals to join the service were so numerous
that the government was compelled to re
sort to an inferior list. Many even of the
latter refused to take the places offered
them. . : " I-
Berlin, April 29. Prince Bismarck bas
informed M. Herbette, French Ambassador,
that he will to-day submit for the Empe
ror's signature, an order for the release of
M. Schnaebeles. It is understood id the
event of his liberation by the Germans, the
French government will discharge M.
Schnaebeles from the office of Special
Commissioner at Pagny Sur Moselle, t
London, April 29. In a division the
House or Commons, last night, on Mr.
Reid 'a motion that tbe House decline to
proceed with any measure directed against
tenantscombining for relief, until ia full
measure for their relief from excessive rents
was presented Three Liberal Unionists
voted with the minority against the govern
ment and nineteen Liberal Unionists were
absent and not paired. ; .
" Paris, April 29 Premier Goblet has re
ceived a dispatch from M. Herbette stating
that Bismarck bas ordered the release
of Schnaebeles. . I;
London, April 29 The Queen has ar
rived st Windsor Castle from the Conti
The House- of Commons this afternoon
went into Committee on the Irish Crimes
act amendment bill. R. M. Healy pro
posed that the word "offence" in the act
should be changed to the wprd "crime."
Dillon and Bradlaugh supported the propo
sal. Balfour, Chief Secretary for Ireland,
declined on behalf of tbe Government to
accept the change. Sir William Kernan
Harcourt said it was evident that the bill
was no" intended to punish ctime in Ire
land, but was designed for applying penal
ties by resident magistrates to new offences
created-by the bill. Gladstone advised the
Government to concede Healy 's amend
ment. The word "offence" could not be
held to be strictly synonymous with the
word "crime" in the bill. If the Govern
ment desired strictly leeal use of the mea
sure they would accept the accurate defini
tion. A division was taken and thn nmnnri.
ment was defeated by a vote of 157 to 120.
Bbrlin, April 29 The North German
Gazette says: "In ordering the release of
Schnaebeles the German government has
Disced a broad intprnrptalinn nnnn tha
matter regarding, the invitation addressed
to Schnaebeles by the German police com-
missarv as a finrt nf fifp, onnrlnct nlthmidh
tbe arrest itself was effected independently
of tbe invitation and without the knowl
edge of Commissary Gantsh by two Berlin
PARIS. Anril Rfl M Rhnnnpholpa nhn
released from prison yesterday by order of
Germanv. and -who at nnr. HpnarlArl tmm
Metz, where he was incarcerated, arrived at
midnight at Pagny Sur Moselle, where he
had been arrested. His wife and son met
him at the station, where vnr nian as
sembled tbe whole populace of the town,
headed by all of the officers of the munici
pality. M. Schnaebeles was ovated by the
crowd, who cried out "Vive la France,"
"Vive Schnaebeles." After a short Btay M.
Schnaebeles proceeded to Paris.- He de
clined to be interviewed hv memhera nf tha
press. He declared he had been well treat
- A 1 .1.--1
eu oy me uermans. ; . j;
i ne raris newspapers appear to bo near
all well nlpojspfl hv tli a
the Schnaebeles affair, has been settled, and
pronounce it , an - Honorable settlement
Thev Draise the nrndenpj anil fatrnaaa Aa-
played by M Flourens, Minister of Foreign
Affairs, in his conduct of France's Bide of
the case. -- A majority of the papers draw
from the incident tha lAaann that in tha fu
ture France must redouble her vigilance, in
uiucr uj avoia surprises oi tne sina caused
by the arrest of M. Schnaebeles.
AcCOrd in IT to Remihlimut Wrttnfjiia all nf
the French prefects have been instructed to
prereut me people in meir respective dis
tricts from Mains- tho mmainii nf XT Bl,-
aebeles' liberationjfor making anti German
demonstrations. i;. ,c k,;
Jfl. Schnaebeles reached Paris this after
noon. He at once called upon Premier
Goblet and had an interview with him, in
which he reaffirmed the story of his arrest
as originally told. It is again asserted that
M. Schnaebeles Will he relieved nf his nnnt
Of . Commissary at Pso-nv Rnr Mnaetln nn1
that he will be retired on a pension. .
fA&S.8? TTn Bwi Of
v.w luuwia, m me canton or Gris-
wuo, um wxa ueairoyea oy nre.' . , v
Roiik. Anril ' an. !rhi vt..I-' ..r
Bed France that Geo. B ulanger's mUitary
law. Which refuses aomntin f ii:..
- f na
ry service to VOnths nr nun air.,). I.. , .i .
pnestaood, is an infringement of tbe Con-
,uu jih aemnnaeci ;t wiihdrawhl.
' tlOHDOlt. ' Anril Hfl TJ. !,!.!. I. l
. ; . " iNiuau uiur
fiiargy. which arrived at Oporto vesierdav
from SU Johns. N. F . bad on Sot rd thi
vrew or tne jMorwegian barquvf Rsgna.
-v. u-a uar, uico rouodetud-while CO
voyage rrom Oavaonah f.r 8t Pe era
r A mcttiog of Liberal Uoionists. called to
day to consider- eeruin propowd smend
ments to the Irish Crimea Act amendment
uui, aeeemoiea atme rewdeccoflf 4he lr
quis of Har ingtoh .j The mvetioi? was very
stormy, owinc tn h t-.
among the atteodaxite bs ta many of the de-
toils- nf tl. r - . . .
Pesent left the meeting before its conclu-
vans ui tuu ui i ' nVAriti v ha'
ISTKK-STA TIS VOIUM ISRVB.
Yesterday 's Proceeding of the Com
mission at Atlanta. ... -s J
Atlanta, April 28 The Inter-State
Commission met at 10 o'clock this morn
ing. The railroad officials having closed
" eu lar hb examination or wit
nesses was concerned, many had left the
city. However, a number of railway men
were present. Judge Cooley announced
the readiness of the Commission id hear
from those favoring enforcement jof the
long and short haul clause. ! None respond
At meoaoria' rtce-i red! from Wilming
? G.V sKed by members of the
Chamber or Commerce and Produce Ex-.
Change, sirongly urged the enforcement of
the long and short haul section No fur
ther testimony was taken on this point. A
strong memorial was presented from the
businessmen of Opelika.l AU4 showing
how railroads discriminated against that
town in favor of Columbus and Montgom
ery. Judge Cooley asked if there were any
more witnesses to be examined, and none
appearing, be slated that arguments would
be heard. ' : ' j " v ' 1 ;
J udge Chishoim, counsel of lie Plant sys
tem, made an argument favoring tbe sua-
Tatnna. v si 1 . . .
vfuoivu ui iao long ana suort haul clause.
He was followed by Gen. E P. Alexander,
president of tbe Georgia Cenirsl Road, on
the same side. j 4 - :
The Commission then took a recesj till 4 i
p. m. - . J . ) : . 1 :
MoBttE, Axa., April 180. The Inter
State Commerce Commission met; again
this morninir unit Hntrniwl 11,, 1
n - . U 1 V. O UVUia l(J
hearing evidence of those; interested in the
iron ousmess in Birmingham and vicinity,
and in receiving npiiH,,n tmn.
gaged in lumber; tbe interest of all of them
favoring suspension of the fourth section
ui me inter rstatc act. But one witness
appeared in favor of enforcement of the
law 68 it ttands The Commission then
aujournea to meet Monday in New Or
leans. . - j , f
St. Louis.. April SO A local
Two eastern lines, the jVandalia and the
wmo a Mississippi,- refuse to grant passes
and in consequence are losing nearly all of
meir uvc Biuca uame. iney get no stock
owmi lorcumpeung points, it is under
stood that the Vandalia. plbinly seeing the
effect entailed by its isolated Dositioa. is
anxiom to give such passes if iu eastern !
wuiittiwD, me ran-uaoaie, would loiu in
tuc concession, i ne vvaDash is giviog re!-
lurn naaea f mm Tnlcdn nri ksin....
olis and St Louis fiom Cleveland, and it is
not oeiievea other lines will long hold out
in their refusal to make similar concessionr.
W igimrniiiAiT ln.!10A: C? . . .
ly, of the Inur-State Coram isslbu, received; 1
jr icicgrapu an application irom tbe Ore
gon Railwav and Nnvi
asaing to be relieved from the operations of
Bwiuiu iuur. 1 ne petition presents that its
nuco 01 rauroaa connect witn the Northern!
Pacific Railroad and with the Union
t-aciuc uanroaa. and that, with snch con
. awiu. ..una. ,U
through transcontinental lines to the Pa
cific The petitioner is informed that said
section has been suspended as to the lines
necuons netitionpra' mM farm Hnba ; in
aioresaid; that Doth of said companies make
throueh rates to the Paniflo Stoat 1 r slnr4 fr v
transportation over the lines of the peti-j
uuuci, iuu mat peinioner is aavtaed that
it cannot legally join said companies in said
traffic fixed by them on through freight to
Pacific coast points without first obtaining
a 8uspeosiorj of said section four in behalf
or petitioners. 1 '
An kx-Treasurer of Carroll connty
Charged wltb Embtzxlement-Foqr
Children Fatally Poisoned.
DELHT. Anril 2ft Ramnol V n..H.n
ex-treasurer of Carroll county, was arrested
for embezzlement ve6terdav. and hia hnml
fixed at $8,000. Heiland was elected trcas4
urer in 1881 When he vacated the office
a discrepancy was discovered in the ac4
counts or ?i4,eso. There is a strong feel
ingjn favor of lynching him. i i:
Indianapolis, - April 28. Near : Can
nellsville, five boys J. ,D. Wilson, Will
uauiuion, i,ouis vvinu. Jiimmett Moore and
Gilford LamDton whil rnamina in tha
F . BU fcUW
woods yesterday were poisoned after eating
wnu paiauip inree or mem died in an
nour sua a fourth is not expected to re
cover. . 1 ne nun win probably survive
Three Negro Thieves Hans by n Mb,
By Telegraph to the Horning Star.
New York, April 80 A special from
Proctor, W. Va., says: Tbe bodies ;of
three negroes (brothers) named Sylvester,
were found hanging to a tree on the road
side six miles east of here yesterday. Each
body bore a placard on which was written!.'
"Nigger thievery must be broken up."
Farmers in the neighborhood have euf
fered depredations at the bands of unknown
persons and it seems they finally settled on
the Sylvesters as the guilty ones. 1 These
negrres lived comparatively comfortably,
yet scarcely ever did any work. No arrests
nave oeen maae.
Tne Inter-State Commerce Dannii.
Ion on ttatlroada Extending Favors
to - Persona Engaged In Religions
; Works. .: - !'..-. fl
St. Louis, April 28. Tbe following ex
plains itself: . t
Washington. April 19. To the Sisters of
St Joseph, St. Louis': Yours of the lath
inst, requesting that railroad companies be
authorized to give you free transportation,
as they, have been accustomed to do, has
been received and considered, and the'
Commission regrets that it can make no
order upon them for your benefit. Rail
road companies must determine for them
selves what shall.be their policy in the
granting of favors to persons engaged in
religious works. The statute in plain terms
allows the giving of ' reduced rates to min
isters of religion, and if thpy are given on
the same general and impartial rule no
question of its liability could arias, and no
railroad company could have occasion to
. Very respectfully yours, -V !
T. M. Coolbt. Chairman
.' later-State Commission
Tito Planters or tbe State Ask for n
, Strict Enforcement, nf . tbe Inter
- State Commerce Law. r-
Nbw Orleans, April 29. There was a
large attendance of Louisiana planters Sat
urday at the meeting of tbe Executive Com
mittee of the State Agricultural 8ociety,
called for the purpose of taking some action
in regard to the Inter-State Commerce law.
After a full discussion of the matter the
following resolution was adopted:
Resolved, That in the opinion of the
Executive Committee of the State Agricul
tural Society the best interests of the plant
ing community of this State require that
the provisions of the Inter-State Commerce
law be carried out strictly and enforced
throughout the land. 1
Appointment mexican Pensions J
. Proclamation from tbe President, j
V fSHraaTON. April 28 Acting 8ecret
tary Thompson to-day appointed IDri
BenjaminTF. . Shaftel.of Georgia. , to be
Sanitary Inspector at Sapelo quarantine
station, Georgia. . ' - , j ; T
' It is stated at the tension office that
nearly four hundred pensions have been
granted under the Mexican Service act of
January 29th, About 15.000 Mexican
claims have been received at- the Pension
Office up to date. -. i - j
The President -this afternoon issued a
proclamation . suspending . discriminatiog
?!? w'A00?86 Uxea- etC upon vessels of
ie Netherland. and Dutch East Indies un
der the law authorizing him to make such!
exemptions where similar advantages have
been afforded to vessels of the United
estates. j; -j. :;; 4.; i-.s-
WASHrao-roN; April 29.-The petition of
the Union Pacific Railroad Company to
the Interstate Commerce ; Commission
aakinir tn ha reiiai tm ,v .1 I
, j ocvuou 01 me inter state law
n uiea wun Henrntan, Hu ..
a copy of 'the document was taken to Mo
bile by the same messenger who brought i
here, to be there laid before the Gommis
Wabbtwoivw An;i on":! m .1. '.
aan returned tn Waehntnn n,:.
and resumed his duties at the Treasury
He says he saw ex-Secretary Manning be
lore he lef t Londnn nn ih. iti..i
, v w&o, iuob. . auu
Was much enennraffAt at k; l:.: . .
severe cold, from which he was suffering
when he arrived in London, entirely dis5
appeared and his spirita were of the best.
It is his intention to start for New Yoik!
---w, uu iu cuvcr upui
his duties as president of the Western Na-
uuuk Liin' mt si. -inna an, .n
uvutu oanK. woman states that bis resig
- w. j . to avini upon oy m
President, but erneota that It .(!
cepted in a few days, to enable him to as
sums 1 his position as vice president of th
new bank.i which win ha n,ni r.
ness on the 10th prox. He has no infnr.
mauon wnatever in regard to the appoint
uu vi mo successor. .
WASBTKOTnir A mil n Tl,. . XT-
uuuu DaDK 01 otaravine, Miss j bas beei
authorized, to begin business. Capital $50,
It is estimated at the Trenaiir n .r,a.t
ment to day that the debt denreaan tr
a.pru amounts to f 13,000,000
Woman - thirmi wit
Sending Obscene matter Through th
ixiaiia-A. xonng man Found Dead
roni Play Suspected.
By Telegraph to the Homing ato,
Lynchburg, April 29. A woman name
Elmira Blenker, of Snowyille, Pulask
COUntV. was hrnnoht fn thi tt t u.
postofflce inspectors Barkley and McAfee
""s uoouiug me mans with ob
scene matter. Her method was to set th
names Of VOlinir Indiea anil aonrl cnuim.J
- i bvuu DjnAiiiucu
copies and rolicit subscriptions to obscen i
publications. The officers have been work
ing on the case for over three years. The
woman is about sixty years of age, and is
said to be an - old offender in other parts of
the country. , - - ' j
Elkton, April 29. Solon Dean.a youn j
man about thirty years of age. was found
dead Wednesday evening near the' Greene
county line. Hia body showed that he had
been killed by a gun-shot wound. The
coroner was brought from Harrisonburg
i-ujr iv investigate me case, as roul pia
o suspected. . . - . -
more Tban Two Bandred Indictments
Against tbe Bald Knob Haiders. !
St. Louis, April 28. The Christian
county grand jury that Las for two weeks
been investigating the night raids of Bald
Knobbero finished their work yesterday and
handed fifteen more bills to Judge Hub
bard, when tbey were discharged. The
total number of indictments found by the
Jury is about 250, but not more than eighty
persons are named in the charges. Some
individuals are in for four or five cases. The
members of the jury all think that tbe Bald
Knobbers are now under civil 1 nrioA iatl
I and that, nn mnn hlaaV a.km m v.
Ibought in Christian county for tbe purpose
' uiBs.iujs uiaoas. xjveryooay seems to
1 1 think that the relsn nf tmmr iin... A
prominent merchant of Sparta informed a
citizen of! Ozark to-day that forty or fifty
1 neranna within hia Wnn1nj i 1 i r. ...
iwuuu ui, auunicugo UlUKUiae
county since the grand jury began investi
gation. Sheriff Johnson will start out ih
the morning with his pocket full of ca
piases for fifty or more Bald Knobbers whb
have been indicted and are still at large.
Nobody can guess when the murderers will
finally be tried. It is the aim of the Bald
Knob attorneys to put the trial of the of
fenders Off 88 Ion IT as it ia nnaaihio tn An A
- " W 4V DV,
Some of the attorneys Bay that they will
never consent to go to trial in Christian
COUntV. There ia tin rinnht. nnnr th.i
strength of the BaldKnobbers organization
in that county has been very much over,
estimated, and . that instead of Walker's
figures being approximately correct, the
whole black mask following at no time
exceeded 250. AH the active participants
in Bald Knob ilenreriatinna Kov. km. :
( - 1 uh.v vu iu -
dieted and the better element in tha nt..
zation are glad that deadly obligations that
uuuuu uicui vj Bccrecy is now nroKen
A Prominent. Physician waylaid and
I mnrdered. . , I
CrNfinrWATT Anril OQa -
mnj. Dpcviai iruu
Porfemouth, Ohio, says: Dr. W. T
Northrun. R Drominprit nhreinlan at ITa..fc-
. j-. . r J um uani-
hill, in the eastern portion of Sciota couit-
. muruerea yesterday by Thomas
McCoy, a saloon keeper, and his brother,
Alfred, rtnatmnater at FTanarhlll . : 1 u
a - .1.1 .nil, nijcu UT
two sons of Alfred McCoy. Dr. Northrup
uau mcurrea tne aispieasure of McCoy by
being active in favor of local option. They
Wavlaid him veaterdav when mnin. t
bis office, and began firing on him with
rtiotAla tt- . -
uuwia auu Duut-guiis, uo wag unarmeu,
but drew a nnnket knife anil K.rlln mn.iH J
ed Alfred Mr.f!nv hefnra ha naa
shot. ; The Doctor was about 35 ves. nM
and unmarried. The McCoys have been
A Tramp Incendiary at wetbersfleld-
xirowning Accident mt Putnam.
IBy Telegraph to the Mornln Star.!
Hartford. Anril so
a farmer of Wethersfleld last night discovJ
bicu a ump m nis oarn, ugnting a match.
He orderetl the tram n Ant Kill Ik. I r. mm.
, ... wuv, wua in iviiuvf
seized a pitchfork and drove Cowles from
.ua utuu, aoa men scattering nay about,
deliberately set fire tn the hniMm Wn.
ing Cowles nnt hnt remainlna- Insiil. him
self until the fire was beyond control. The
a J w......M.M. .MB.UB UIIU-
nam was voiany uestroyea, together with
four cows, hay, pigs, etc. Cowles called
his neighbors and thev nnnnnl tha inm.
who was crippled by a buckshot wound
inflicted by his pursuers, and was finally
captured, though he had to be clubbed with
the stock of a gun to keep him still after
he was overtaken. He was lodged jin
jail.; . j, - .. ' ; j .
Putnam. Anril Rft f
aged 80 years, Peter Bruso, aged 13 years.
ana oaran jncJfivity, aged 13 years, while
J?W1DS a toat taday, were carried over
uoiftc bus ana urowneu. , ..-.
waiter Baker and Hod-Car-
:-.. ) rler About to strike. C
By Telegraph to the Xomlng Starr
Omnion Anril Rrt S1t- hnrH,
, r - - - w. MUHU.VU V&
seven hundred waiters of Chicago will hold
a meeting to-night to : determine whether
thev will ina.1iir11rft.te a. atrlb-a Tha -
hundred are members of the Knights of
uauur, iu are uemanuing ten per cent, in
crease in wages. This makes three serious
sinaes wmcn mav be nrdereii in nhinaan
uciuro uj -morrow morning waiters, ba-
aers ana noa -carriers. i i ; ,
-? In Raleigh Advocate nine con
versions aro reported at Morehead ! shd
twenty-one at Swepaonville. . j1 t !
? - -r- Durham News.' The best av
rage was made by T. B Reade. of Perso i
county, $5 40 per huudred. . W JC
Glenn of Durham county, made an ave
rage of $13 87 on the hundred pounds tit
r -t Goldsboro Argus: . The Phila
delphia papeis contain the report of a com
petitive examination . of ; over a hundu-l '
contestants for a good paying position ii
the hospital connected .with . the Medie.it
University of that city, and -we see tb;
Mr. Lee L. Mia), of Wake county, bas beru ,
awarded the position. . j;-:
L -4 Henderson. Gold Leaf: . Wt '
much regret to chronicle the fact thai ouV
weil known townsman, Maj. Jt F. Harris,
had the misfortune to have his arm brokeii-
yesterday , afternpon. Miss Mam;e
Hatchettin a recent ten days' canvass ufl
.Raleigh secured one hundred and forty ne-
subscribers for tbe OrpJian's Friend-alt
average of fourteen per day.
. -Kinston ttee Press: The fisher
men at Morehead and Beaufort are havmi'
a good catch of porpoises The hides U
from; three-' to four dollars each j- t
raft of logs being rafted to New Bern wait
uiuwu hi pieces jo rteuse river, some dis tance
below Kinston, by the heavy wind
we bad Monday week, and threw tbe party
--""ifio uc wsier, urowning one man
a negro, whose , name we are unable tn
learn, vj,- .
-i Pittsboro -iMJorZ' mt:
car loads Of new machinery for the Bvnu J
factory arrived hero a few days ago and
uoacu wagons nave oeen kept pusv
'er Bince (then hauling it. A cbilti
Of Mr. Wm. Luke
gored to death by a vicious cow a few day(
ago. The cow had thrown the child dowwl
and would soon have killed it but for tbJ
iinjBiy arrival on the scene of some of the
lami.y j . - . ... v .
Raleigh News Observer : When
the Democrats took chai-geof city affairs
our bonds were going begging at 80 or less
Now they are way above par, bringing 104
tolOJ easily. Mr. J. C. Scarborough
will deliver the annual address at the closo
of Johnston High School, May 12th. .
The potatoi bugs have arrived here in mil
lions and are increasing every day, causing
uneasiness! among truckers and gardncr
" meir poiaioe8. . . -:, . j j
Durham Plant: His Excellency
Gov. Scales, has designated the following;
named Trustees of the University to consti
tute tbe Committee of Visitation for the
current; collegiate year: Rev. N. H.I D
Wilson; Greensboro, chairman; Messrs J
L. Steward Clinton; J. 8. Carr. Durham -
U M. Cooke, Louisburg; W. H. S. IBur- ,
gwyn, uenaerson; C. R. Thomas,! New
Bern; W. jH. Chadbourn, Wilmington.
Clinton Caucasian: The pros
pect for a large crop in this section this
year is very fine. - The freight on tar.
turpentine; and rosin from this point to
Wilmington is only 8.6 cents per hundred,
weight or about 24 cents per barrel of tur
pentine of 280 pounds. The price for a.
car load of twenty thousand pounds ia
$16 84. These rates are so favorable that
we apprehend that quite a trade in naval
stores will spring up here during thiasum-
Greensboro State: Greensboro
can boast iof one of the most remarkable
musical prodigies of the present age. j 1 Mr.
N. P. Easley, a well known and highly re
spectable citizen of this city, has a littlo
boy, Henry Graves Easley, perfectly blind
from his birth, now only three years of ntt
and weighs just twenty six pounds.) The
little fellow plays on the piano, organ and
harmonica, and without any musical train
ing whatever, he repeats upon any of the
above instruments, pieces of music which,
he hears. ; i I
Durham Recorder: The! last,
issue of the Plant was a daisy. lit con
tained the pictures of all the Methodist
pastors in Durham. Presiding Elder Black,
Bishop Galloway and the three churches.
The wheat crop of Chatham county,
we are glad- to- Irani, is looking very fin.
The oat crop is badly damaged. Tha
tobacco market is on a regular boom!, i
bright grades are selling high, in fact as
high as at any time during the past two
years. Work is progressing rapidly
on all the stores now being erected. Soon
six more handsome buildings will be com
pleted, i I !
if. I C. Presbyterian: ' During
the past week five persons were admitted to
full membership in the First Presbyterian
church of this city, upon confession of
their faith in Christ Four of these weru
members of the Sabbath school. -4- Thex
sacrament of the Lord's Supper was ad
ministered in tbe Huntersville church on
the third Sabbath of April. It was a limn
of rejoicing. Eleven members were added.
to tbe roll. At our second quarterly
communion on first 8abbath in April, tit
Hopewell church, Mecklenburg Presby
tery, we received six members into full
communion. -Rev. A. Walker Whita
writes, April 22; We had our communion,
at New Salem, last Sunday. There Iwern
six additions to tbe membership. .
Charlotte Chronicle: Rev
Percy Eubanks has accepted the call ex
tended him to the rectorship of the Episco
pal Church at Concord, and has enured
upon his duties at that place. A gang
of fifty colored men left the city yesterday ,
on the Air Line train, to! work on a new !
road near Birmingham. Mr. Steven
Johnson, an experienced gold miner of this j
section, has just returned from a western I
tour the object of which was to make a '
personal inspection of the lead mines of In-f
dian Territory. Mr. Johnston, after this
mission was fulfilled, visited the gold tnincV
of Colorado and was very much interettou ,
in what he saw. His opinion ia best given
in his own words : "In my tour of inspt c
tion io regard to the mineral wealth of 1
other sections, I find a promising outlook
for investment in mining enterprises out.
West, but no where have I been so favors
ably impressed as in tbe immediate vicinity
of Charlotte." j -
Charlotte Chronicle: Severe
hail storms occurred south and west of thu
city, about 5 o'clock yesterday afternoon.
At Pineville the hail fell at a terrific rate,
and after the storm passed ; by, the stones,
could be gathered from ahe ground by thai
buckets full." At the Fouita street,
crossing of the Air Line road yesterday, a
wagon oeiongmg to Jfisquire 3. W. 1 Davis,,
was smashed into kindling wood, and the
driver was badly bruised up. Partieat
who arrived in the city yesterday fronx
Gaston tell us that a good deal of excite
ment exists in that county at present over a.
letter sent to sheriff Abernathy, by soma
colored people. .. It seems that some daya
ago a negro wrote a very insulting note to
a young lady in McAdensville. for which,
he was arrested and placed in Jail at Dallas j
Last Wednesday sheriff Abernathy re.
ceived a letter signed by "Tom Hunter sac.
800 others." Hunter is a colored man andl
a rock carter hv trade The an tirsat inn
f -aaw. A HUlADltlUII ItfJ
that the J'800 others" are colored Knightef
of Labor and in sympathy with the impris oned
negro. The letter says that ther
sheriff ''must release the man by next
Tuesday night," and intimates that as the
writer is backed by 300 Knights of Labor,,
there will be trouble if tbe demand is not.
complied with. j j ;
Raleigh News- Observer: A friend
writing us from Plymouth with reference to
our article of Sunday, on the charge at Get tysburg,
gives us the following bit of infor
mation: General Lewis A. Armistead, who
commanded ohe of the brigades that were ia
the charge, and who is claimed as a Virgin
ian, was the son of General Walker K. Ar
mistead,! of the United States Army, and, j
Jiiizarjein otaniy. or New Bern, N.C.. and
was born in New Bern February 18th, 1817.
His brother, Frank Stanly Armistead, was
a Colonel, commanding at the close of tha
war a North Carolina brigade, to which Col.
Hinsdale, Judge Clark, Col. Beasley and
.others belonged. So General Armistead
mother was a native North Carolinian and
of the honored family of Stanly, and Gen
eral Amistead himself a native of New
Bern, in this State.": "Moore county
grit," from its nature, requires less picking;'
and dressing than any other stone, not ex.
cepting the French burr. A company ia
now turning out one mill per day, completes
with all its fixtures, ready for grinding, ane?
are shipped to Europe, Asia, Uouth Ameri
ca, Australia Mexico and nearly every State
in the Union. There are now several thou
sand millstones stacked up on the yard ea
soning and ready for uce whenever tbey arw
needed. The company work about a hun
dred hands and average sixty milistofes u.
month. Two. 90-horse power boilers nr
being put in to be run by an 80-borse powy
er automatic Buckeye engine. ' ' ; g.
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