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DEATH OF P. H. ALPKIENO.
Mmy people in Wilmington
resrt-t to learn of the death io
Frank. 1 1- Alfriend, at one time con
nectod with the editorial department
of the Star. He died in Washing
ton, on the 3rd, inst., in his j47tjh
year, of . rheumatism of the heart.
He waH a native of Richmond j V"4.,
and win- an alumnus in the class if
'5S of William and Mary College.
He wan at one time connected also
with tho Louisville Courier-Journal
and thif Atlanta Constitution,, Be
fore coming to Wilmington he! Was
editor of the Southern literary
Messenger and wrote his Ltfe of
Jefferson Davis. He was a gentle
man of scholarship and fine ability
and wa very genial and entertain
ing. Ho became a Readjusted jin
Virginia and afterwards acted With
tho Republican party. A notice of
. him in'tho Washington Post sats:
"Notwithstanding his change in politics,
he elill retained tho friendship and. Confi
dence of I be prominent Democrats of the
South, and it was chiefly through their in
fluence that he received bis appointment.
, "lie was one of Jefferson . Davis's most
intimate friends, and accompanied him last
summer on his trip through the South. He
was always a stout defender of Mr. Davis,
and had collected material for a revised
edition of his biography. Ho was a very
well informed man, especially on Southern
history and politics and the history Of the
late war. . ; - j i
"About the close of the war Mr t Alfriend
married Miss Alice Woroblc, a young lady
belonging to one of the best known fami
lies of Richmond, and' who survives! him.
Mr. Alfriena'a health had not been good
for some time, and he was confined to his
bed since Wednesday last. His death yes
terday was caused by rheumatism of the
heart and was rather sudden and unex
pected. " ' I !
EDUCATE TUB MASSES.
"Of the twelve Cleveland county con
victs who left here' Friday for the peniten
tiary, only one man could write and he was
ftpoor icrilw. Yet some wise editors in
North Carolina oppose the Blair hill for the
education of tber poor illiterates. Ignorance
breeds crime, therefore let us have a school
house on every hill-top." Shelby Aurora.
Cleveland , made -a .bad showing.
But m it true that "ignorance"! pro-
duwu the crime? If bo, how is it
that there are five tirm8 a much crime
in Masacliiiietts to-day among jibe
pefipln as there is among the whites In
North Carolina? Is the school house
the great panacea the eternal eure-
'all Tor crime ?' So thought thejble
Horace Mann. But his. own State.
Massachuit'ettP, gives overwhelming
evidence to prove that educationj does
not prevent or lessen necessarily
' crime. .' ' .' j j;
"What are the facts? The Stab
has again and again presented 1 hem.
As late as March 6th and 10th last it
gave facts and figures, that knock the
bottom out of all editorials like! that
of the Aurora. There are more saloons
in proportion to population in Bos-
ton than anywhere in the
Mr. Stetson, a Massachusetts
has shown that there was
every 125 persons.
Mr. Stetson also showed that there
was one arrest In lioston for every
12 persons. That is to say khere
was one arrest for every four of the
voters. 'Awful! Is not Massachu
setts good missionary ground? And
yet, Massachusetts has had and has
now the best possible common school
system and education ha? not
vented or cured crime. - i
. Air. Stetson, in his remarkable pa
per on "Literacy and Crime," J Bhows
beyond all question that crime is al'
ready on the increase. ' His j figures
show that as a reformatory agent and
Treventive of crime education; of the
intefrect is a tremendous failure We
copy from our own editorial jini the
Star of the 10th of March:
"In 1850 even years before the
war the population was 99414; in
SO, it was 1,783,085. In 1850, the
nurnber of persons in the priiofis of
the State was 1,236, or 1 in!
-1W inhabitants: in 1880, there
3,C59 persons in prison, or 1 m pvery
487 of the population. !Accorduig to
population there were nearly Ijwice as
many criminals in 1880 as there' were
in 1850. , . j ;
'Now mark the facts. The native
criminal population has morel than
doubled in . thirty years. Thw too
in the face of "our system of instruc
tion, our churches, our charitable in
stitutions, and all the . educational
effortB and appliances known to' mod
ern civilization." In 1850 over one
half of the criminals were native
bom; in 1880, over two-thirds' were
of this class. " f ' - f
"But further, in the entire State in
' The Weekly
1880, there -was one arrest for vrv
29 persons, or one for every six fami
: ; Io the same editorial we gave the
aivorce statistics. We showed f mm
the figures thatjtfiere' was a great in
crease of crimes against chastitr. and
mark, the increase was much greater
among me native born citizens, than
among the foreign born," the figures
UB,UB w 04 per cent. : f j t
Massachusette - has a . verv "hitrh
rank in literacy " as Mr. Stetson says,
but then he' 'saya, and it is a. fearfnl
admission, that this superior rrade of
education is accompanied by a great
aecadence tn public morals So ed u
cation is not j a great regenerator,
lifter-up, purifier, preventive, pana
cea. One fact is worth amillmn ttm.
ories. We put the facts f arnisbed by
Massaohnsetts against "all the fine-
Spun theories 6Tall -fjiewtredi
ors" who go it blind for the Blair bill.
Blair's own State, New Hampshire,
is not doing as well, in educational
matters as' several of the Southern
.States are doing. V:S'H' ' ' , " ;
I Now for another fact twice pre
sented in these columns, The son of
one of the most prominent of the old
time Abolitionists has twice visited
Wilmington. ta both occasions we
held a long conversation ' with him.
On his last visit 'some three years
ago he told us this. He said he had
visited - every penitentiary Bouth of
North Carolina and he made it his
special business to inquire ' into the
condition of the young convicts. He
said ho was shocked to find that more
than half could; read and write. In
fact, he thought about two-thirds of
the young convicts were able, to read..
He said this satisfied him that mere
schooling would not keep the negroes
from crime and( the penitentiary.
The Blair bill is extremely unwise
and unconstitutional. This has been
shown a thousand times. A: "wiser"
man than any of our North Carolina
editors, ex Speaker James G. Car
lisle, of Kentucky, said a few days
ago: . : :
"Now let us look for a moment at the
bill providing for Federal aid to education.
Its effects must be apparent to every intel
ligent observer. Promoters of that scheme
say that the Federal appropriations would
nnt cnnliniifl Iraimr t hn eioht vmts T
say once begun they would continue for a
thousand years, and why? The reason is
plain the certain effect of Federal aid
would be. the demoralization and ultimate
ly the destruction of our State systems of
education. Atthnemi nf rioht unra tho
States would be entirely dependent on the
uenersi uovernmem lor an eaucationai
fund, and Federal nirt wnnlil thon tw a na
eessity from which there would be no es
cape.-' . j .
The speech of Mr. Carlisle, as re
ported in our dispatches of yester
day, merits the closest attention. He
shapes the outline of a platform of
principles that is strictly Democratic
as far as it goes. Ami Paternalism,
anti-Protection these are the nega
tive principles and a reduction . of
taxe?, a reconstruction and readjust
ing of the present High War Tariff
and a cutting down of the revenue
now $100,000,000 in excess jof needs
annually these are the positive fea
tures of I the platform. The Silver
. i - - - - i
and Civil Service frauds Mr. Carlisle
does not refer to. We hope our
readers will ; go over again the plain
and direct " way in which the able
Kentuckian 1 punctures the ; great
Protection bladder. He strikes the
absurdity and immorality and in
justice of Protection in suoh . a
vigorous, pointed way "that . the
simplest ! mind may understand
him. lie said, and all reflecting
men, fair-minded, just, honest and
honorable men would do well to con
sider what he says:
"The man who believes that it is the right
and duty of the government to take the earn
ings of one citizen by taxation or otherwise
and give them to another differs very little
from the man who denies the right of proper
ty altogether. Cheers and applause. If the
?;overnment may rightfully compel you by
aw to give any part of the proceeds of your
labor or your skill to another man why may
it not, with equal right, compel yon to give
him your horse or your land Y The lact
that this is done, indirectly and under the
guise of taxation does not in the slightest
degree affect the question of right or
wrong involved in the transaction, but it
greatly increases the danger to the people,
because they are ' less likely to de
tect and resist spoliation when it is com
mitted through this insidious process, and
if the government may rightfully collect
monev bv taxation -and then divide it
as its bounty or subsidy ; to individuals or
corporations engaged in particular indus
tries or enterprises, in order to make their
private business profitable, why may it not
also collect it and distribute it among par
ticular classes of people in order to equalize
their fortunes, and thus accomplish all that
socialism and communism are demanding ?
There is so little difference in principle and
in practical results between paternal go
vernment and mob government that it is
not worth while to express a preference lor
one over the otherV i ' -
Month by month -has the Stab
been fighting the huge monster that
has been plucking, wounding, op
pressing the millions of earnest toil
ers in our country. The inequalities,
injustice, unfairness;: of Protection
have been exposed a hundred times.
If we did not know something of the
vagaries of the human intellect and
something of the way that! men are
led to favor wrong and: to ' advocate
almost " insensibly Protection but
another" name" for. "robbery" ac
cording to the Supreme Court of the
United States--we would marvel
how it is that otherwise fair and just
men could ever favor so unsound, so
unrighteous a principle of. govern
ment. The Democracy of the coun
try must resist Protection to the bit
ter end. To favor it is to abandon
an. pretense of. Democracy.' As Mr.
Carlisle truly says if we do not fight
Protection "we must : abandon all
that our party has contended for in
the past, and relinquish all that it
has hoped for in the future.
Carlisle embraced the oppor
tunity to again indorse the Cleveland
nuuiiuiBu-ation in terms or very
warm 1 commendation Such an; in
dorsement will go far to reconoile
many Democrats and to make many
friends for the present incumbent of
the Presidential Chair.
This fact remains after deducting
from all praise the President's friend
ship for gold and antagonism to 'sil
ver: his tender regard for bo many
Republican officials; his staunch ad
vocacy of tho humbug Civil' Service
law, although: it. is utterly unrepub-
iican ana unaemocratic; his indorge
ment of such dangerous class legisla
tion. as the Oleomargarine bill, which
was Protection in essence, doubled is
tilled that the present Administra
tion jis a patriotic and honest Adminis
tration,and that Under it the Southern
people are fairly treated in all mat
ters unless it be that they do not get
an equitable proportion of the public
offices. It may be accepted as true
that , the President is "thoroughly
devoted to the real interests of the
people," although he has sometimes
committed mistakes that gave offence
and were disappointing. It may be
rece: ved as a correct statement that
he if "just and impartial in the exe
cution of the laws." - AH that
be said of Mr. Cleveland and
more.-..,. .-'-,,'-.-.. .--!:
He is not a Monarchist in disguise.
He does not favor a" War Tariff in
time'of profound peace. He does not
believe in forcing our Government
into a contest .with, foreign powers.
He is not a Consolidationist, a Ham
iltonian disciple, believing in a great,
strong Centralized Power at Wash
ington that is monarchical in all
things but in name. He is the
very opposite of Blaineism, of
Shermanism, of all that is distinct
ively Republicanism, for he is a pa
triot, unseotional, broad, all-embracing.
He is a believer in -a Gov
ernment of the people - and by the
poople and ' Tor the people, as Mr.
Calhoun first said, and Mr. Lincoln,
another Southern man, repeated.
The country . is safe with Grover
Cleveland as " President, and that is
saying a very great deal.
The Stab says this deliberately
and jdecidedly. In saying so, it takes
back no word of complaint it has ever
uttered, because it has uttered no
word that was not trne and'trne be
cause based on an actual performance.
The Stab has had the frankness and
manliness to criticize many things
the President has done. It will be
prompt to complain if 'such errors are
repeated. It will give Cleveland a
very warm support if he is the nomi
nee of the Democratic party, because
he is bonest,he is capable, he is patri
otic and unsectional.
We were pleased to -take by the
hand in our office to day the srenial
and gifted editor of the Wilson
Mirror, Henry Blount, Esq. He is
increasing in reputation 1 and pounds
averdupots. He has received a do
zen invitations to deliver addresses
this summer. " By. the way, in the
last Mirror there is a somewhat
unique editorial on "Lamar's Ora
tion." It has one tremendous sen
tence divided into sections arranged
in alphabetical order. We learn
that, he had actually arrived at q in
writing before he detected the plan.
He of. course pursued it to the end.
We offer hearty congratulations
to our esteemed contemporary, the
Weekly Transcript-Messenger, of
Goldsboro, upon its splendid success
jn getting out a "trade edition", of
monster dimensions. It is indeed a
great . success, and displays enter-
tact, energy,' judgment and
It is a splendid advertise
ment of Goldsboro. -
" Mobs gathered in Paris and we're
marching upon 'the German embassy
when they were dispersed by the po
lice. It is apparent that the tension
between the two countries is increas
ing.! '; There is certainly some proba
bility of war before the year ends.' ;
Lord Wolseley's "article on Gen.
Lee, so ' fair, so just, so calm, does
hurt the idolators who bow down be
fore the Grant shrine. Some of them
even admire. Grant's moral character
higher than Lee's?. Is there any ac
counting for tastes and standards ?
. Mrs. Ida M. Anthony, of. Plain
field, . N. ' J., sues Miss Ballon, of
Utica, N. Y., for stealing her hus
band's love. Miss B. is put down at
a half ; million. - Mrs. A. considers
herself damaged full 150,000.
Cotton movement. , 1
The receipts at this port for the crop year
up to May 7th are 133,086 bales, against re
ceipts of 100,088 bales for the correspond
ing period last year an increase of 33,000
The receipts the past week were 66 bales,
against 707 bales received the same week
last year. "
-i pEABI, TCSHO T-O UN,
Negro Boj Inatantly ' Killed
and; Two Otbera Woinsed.' -
small negro hoys were instantly
killed and twopthera wounded, by a single
aischarge from a shot-gun yesterday morn
ing about six o'clock. The scene "of the
tragedy was by the river side, just beyond,
the depot of the Carolina Central, Railroad.
The shooting Was done by a colored boy
named Grant Best, aged' about 17 years.
The victims are - , -
'Alex. Fillyaw, aged 12 years, killed
Charles Baker, aged 13 years, killed.' ..
r Edward Smithr aged 13 years, killed.'
Ed. Fillyaw, aged 14 years,'seriousy
r Ben." Cronly. aged 13 years, slightly
wounded. . .
- Fillyaw, Baker and Bmith were killed
instantlyl the uppsr part of their bodies and
their heads being perforated with shot
Ed. Fillvaw was shot in the right arm and
body, but bis wounds are not considered
t wrfsus. -d iMfir Crimrvj-theher-wonnded
boy, received -one of the pellets of shot in
' his right cheek. :
' The weapon which was. used with such
deadly tffect was a common double-barrelled
shot-gun. Only one barret was dis
charged . Ill was loaded with a heavy
charge of duck-shot, ;
.Grant Best and the victims of his shot
gun, together with other boys of about the
same-age, . were employed to shoot rice
birds on k plantation- ; across the river on
Point Peter. The boys named were seated
on a log near the river wailing for a boat
to take them over, "Wbilo they were wait
ing Best approached, coming from the di
rection of his home. When he got within
about thirty or forty feet of the group he
pointed the gun at them and fired. Best
says that he did not know that the gun
was loaded, r He had just borrowed it, and
the man from whom he got it did not tell
him that it was loaded. He said that there
were no caps on the tubes. -.Upon
Best's discovery of the fatal re
sults olj his firing the gun be ran to the
boys.1 exclaiming; "I did not 'go- - to do W
Some one came up and told him that he
had belter go for a doctor, "and he started
off in a run, and after summoning Dr. Mc
Donald anjd Dr. hotter, went to the City
Hall, where he told the janitor that he had
shot the three boys, and wanted to surren
der himself. He was taken in charge and
locked up' in a cell in the city prison.- The
two wounded boys went to I heir homes in
the city, and the friends of the dead took
Charge of :heir remains, after an official ex
amination of the bod it 8 had been made by
Dr. Potter. " '
An inqiest was commenced in the after
noon at 4 o'clock in the Court House.
Several witnesses were examined, but at
6 o'clock the hearing was adjourned by
Coroner Miller until 10 O'clock this morn
ing, 'on account of the absence of several
persons whose testimony is considered of
importance. The jury consists of John
Hollo way foreman; James D. Dry, John
Nutt, W. a. Stewart,' L. O. Cherry, and
David Jacobs. Col. B.R Moore, Solicitor.
of the Criminal Court, conducted the in
vestigation. V ; -
Dr. Potter, city physician, the first witness
examined J said that he had examined the
bodies of the three dead boys. Ia one of
them that of Ed. 9mith.be found ten shot
in : the j breast three penetrating to the
lungs; onp in the head penetrating the
brain; four in the jw. Charles Baker bad
received four shot in the neck on the riht
side.eigbtinthechest.tpoin the braio.twb
in the armpit about twenty four in all.
The body jof the third boy Alex. Fillyaw
had three shot 'in the brain and a great
many others in the body, about the chest,
several penetrating the lungs on the right
side.- Fillyaw bad more wounds than the
others, but all had received enough to pro
duce instant death. It . was about two
hours after the occurrence when Dr. Potter
made his pfilcicial examination, but he had
seen the bodies a short time after the shoot
ing in the1 morning.,;';"
Randall Jones, colored, the owner of the
gun with which Best did the fatal work,
testified that Grant Beat came to his house
yesterday morning about 5 o'clock and
asked him (Jonts) to lend him his gun:
Grant said he wanted to borrow it to shoot
rice birds, ; Jones told him that he did not
have it; that Chester Lamb, a colored man
'ing jin; Wallace's alley,' had it, but that
Best might have it if Lamb did not want to
use it. I Jones identified the gun produced as
the one he alluded to.-
Louis Larkins, a colored man, testified to
meeting Grant Best about 5 o'clock yester
day morniDg with the gun in his hand; met
him again an hour or two afterwards with
out the guo. Best seemed distressed and
he asked him what was the matter, when
he replied that he had shot some boys.
Ben Cronly, one of the wounded boys,
testified that Grant Best did the shooting
that morning, and went on to give an ac
count of a difficulty they had had the day
before1 in jthe rice field over the river. Best
had broken a gun "belonging to Henry
Robinson , and had a quarrel with George
Best, ! his brother, about it. , When they
were all crossing the river in a boat Grant
Best tried to turn the boat over. Yester
day morning the boys bad all assembled at
the river Waiting for- the boat to take them
across. Three of the boys were sitting on
a log and;
ting on s
witness and his brother were sit
post a few feet distant, when
Grant Best came down ; with a gun in his
hand, and when he was about the length
of. the court room from them,- he said,
"Boys I have got a double-barrelled gun,"
and put it to his shoulder and aimed it and
fired. V Continuing, witness said : . "Three
of us were killed Ed Bmith, Charlie
Baker anil Alex. Fillyaw myself and Ed
die Fillyaw were wounded. - Grant, as
soon as he shot, ran up town to get a doc
tor. I went home, and don't know whether
he came jback or .not. ' He did not come
any nearer to us after he fired the gun." , . .
George Malloy, colored, testified: "Work
in the rice field at Point Peter, across the
river, came over Wednesday evening with
the boy b and it was all I could do td keep
Grant Best from turning the boat over. He
raised an'oar to strike one of the boys,
when I stopped him. They were all quar
relling and cursing each other. Saw the
dead bodies of the three boys this morning
about 7 o'clock, lying close to the log where
they had been sitting." ,
-. Delia Hopkins, colored, said she stays at
the Potter plantation, i The boys came over
every morning- and got powder from her
: ft - ''
;and went on to the field. When they came
up from; the field Wednesday they were
quarrelling about a gun. Grant' Best faald
to his brother, IH have that i guu or you
one."j- Alex. Fillyaw said Grant Best had
been fussing at ; him? all day. Ed Smith,4
Charls Baker, Alexi Fillyaw, iBen Cron
ly, E4 " Fillyaw. Grant Best ; and George
Best mere the crowd; all in front of my
door;ialI quarrelling.- Grant wanted to gtt
the gin from one of- the boys who would
not gfve it to him, but ' wanted me to take
it. Hold him I would have nothing to do
witn u. cold Alex. Fillyaw, he had better
have iothing to do with Grant Best, ' They
. loft Ihd nrlti (don hta.a t A. . M.
w mv fSu uacj WCIC tUBlIClJill ftOUUi Uh
Atihis point the-Coroner adjourned the
inquest until 10 o'clock this morning. ' "
- THE FATAIj SHOOTINQ.'
Coroner' Inquest on the Tfcree Dead
The ioqueH by Coroner Miller and a jury
tq inquire lnjp the, circumstances attending
the fatal shooting of tho three'colored boys
on Thursday last was coocludedi yesterday,
the jury returning the following verdict:
"That Charles Baker, Edward Smith and
Alexander Fillyaw came to -their deaths,
simultaneously, on the 5th day of May, A.
D. 1887, in , New Hanover count y, from
gun-shot wounds inflicted with! a gun in
the hands of Grant Best" r . 4 . - -
Immediately after the verdict! had been
returned, Grant Best was committed to jail
to await the action of the grand jury at the
next term of the Criminal -Court, which
meets in this city on Monday, tho; 15th inst.
Four witnesses were examined'! yesterday
Ed Fillyaw, one of the wounded boys;
Henrietta Moore, a colored Woman who
lives on the plantation at Point Peter;
Chester Lamb, colored, from whom Grant
Best obtained the gun with which the boys
were killed; and Randall Jones, the owner
of the gun. j
Chester Lamb identified the gun exhibi
ted as. belonging to Randall Jones, from
whom he had borrowed it a week: ago. The
gun was charged when he got it Ho went
up the river the day after he borrowed the
gun, and fired the right-hand barrel:, the
left barrel would not fire. He reloaded the
barrel that be had fired, putting in a charge
of small shot. ; He showed to the jury a
handful of bird shot which ho said was a
sample of the shot he put. in the gun. The
gun had ho caps on it when he gave it to
the boy Grant Best. Lamb told ia reporter
after the " examination that Best said that
Randall Jones sent him to get, the gun.
When he gave it to the boy hej told 'him.
there were no caps on the tubes, but that
the gun was loaded, and that he must be
careful with it. - . ; p
Randall Jones drew the load that re
mained in the gun in the presence of the
jury. It was in the left barrel. After ex
amining it he said that he did not pnt that
load in the gun . The shot were about
the size; but be used cut wads,! and this
load was rammed with paper; wadding.
Jones, in bis examination, said that he
loaned the sun to Lamb about a peek ago;
it was loaded, j In one barrel he did not
know which he had puta1charge of
mixed shot No. 6 and low-moulds and
afterwards, while fishing, he put three
buckshot in the same barrel, thinking to
shoot an alligator, but did not get an op
portunity to fire, the gun at all; ind it was
in this condition when he lomed it to
Lamb. :' J"
Henrietta Moore, the colored woman,
said that she lived cm the plantation at
Point Peter, and gave a detailed statement
about, the quarrel between the' boys the day
before the shooting. Grant Bestj, she said,
asked one of the boys to give him a piece
Of bread and upon being refused said to
Alex- Fillyaw "Never mind, lj'11 get you
to-morrow." ...T ' :
: Ed. Fillyaw, one of the wounded boys,
was the last witness examined, the coroner
and jury going to his house to take his tes
timony. He said "Best-came up to us about
twenty steps off. He hollered "look out!"
then raised the gun to his shoulder, took
aim and fired."; ' C -Two
colored Men Drowned.
' Handy Robinson and Solomon Wilson,
both colored men, were drjwned in the
river opposite the Messrs. Chad bourn's saw
mill yesterday afternoon about 4 o'clock.
They were in a small leaky canoe in com
pany with another colored man, named
Alex. Johnson, crossing the river from
Point Peter, and when about j forty feet
from the wharf at the saw mill the boat was
swamped and sank. Mr. George Chad
bourn and some of the employes at the mill
witnessed the accident and saw the three
men struggling in the water. A boat was
sent to their rescue immediately land one of
the men, Alex Johnson, was saved. The
other two disappeared beneath the waves
before the rescuers .could reach them. ,
All three of tho men were employed in
the rice fields of Mr. Wm. Larkins, at
Point Peter. Robinson and : Wilson were
married and had families; Robinson living
on Fifth street between Taylor and How
ard, and Wilson on Fourth, between Har
nett and Swann, ' : : ;
.. The accident occurred not far from the
scene of the fatal shooting of the three col
ored boys on Thursday last, and the vio
tims of both tragedies were employed on
the same plantation. ' ' (. .
An Early morning Fire. I -
The stables and part of the kitchen on
the premises of Mr. E. Peschanj, corner of
Fifth and iMulberry streets, were destroyed
by fire yesterday morning about! 3 o'clock;
and also the stable on the premises of Mr.
E. P-Covington, adjoining. The caueeof
the fire is not known. .It is supposed to
have originated on the premises jof Mr. Pe
ach au. - When discovered '- it had gained
such headway that it was impossible to save
anything in the stable belonging to Mr. Pe
Bchau, where two valuable horses, acar
riage harness, etc, were . destroyed. Mr.
Covington had a buggy destroyed with his
stable. - : V'.':':C---
Mr. Peschau's loss is estimated at $1,200,
covered by insurance in thei; Liverpool,
London & Globe, with Messrs. John W.
Gordon & Smith, irvi!!. .. ; ;' ',
'-;;:' ; 4;'v.':;"
Drowning; Accident n Wllaon.
A correspondent at Wilson; writes the
Stab that Lee Baker, the fifteen-year old
son of Cant J. H. Baker; was drowned
while in swimming in Oontentnea Creek,
near Wilson, Thursday afternoon about S
o'clock. The sad event caused much sor
row in the community. The .unfortunate
ladfwas attending the Methodist Sunday
school picnic held that day at Wilson. ,
Xbe Denaecratle state ConrenUon
; BUy and (be Bbe" Ab Address
i uvDi.iar. vanuie. . h'.
r V: LiOIIImViI.T.17 Mid K d.TK n.".r
, s. . ucuiuctauG
state Convention continued in session uttit
owi aour im nignt. - Atier the nomina-
uun or uovernor addresses wcre made by
Green O. Smith. Lieut (in if : rn;on. .
D. E. D. Stanford, and -others of Louis-
y- Aiier Bpeecnet me band struck np
and a number of ladies walked into the
uuuveuuun. , iienina incm came, a nurse
ocarina a oany. One of j itoe ladies was
Mrs. Gen Buckoer, and the babv was
tne next Governor's" son . and heir. It The
Plmuae was treme.ncousj and the baby
.was greeted in the most enthusiastic nun-
mi. iiurrau ior f Beuy ana toe baby I
yelled some.! "BrioR the "babv down here
and let us see him," shouted iothers j The
ShOUtS Continued fnr anraatima
- , -w. . .VUJL.1UIV, 1,UV U
Daby was soon hid in one of the boxes
am. varuaie on laaing hia seat as per-"
manent chairman, said: For the first time
in a cruarier of a century the responaibUiUes
of the government are on 4the Democratic
Prty, and it must meet them in the spirit
of brave .and unselfish Jpatrioiisoi,.f j "If it
ever had prejudices it must, forget thorn; if
it ever felt the spirit of faction; it must si
lence it; if it is embarrassed by differences
of opintoo-aaiOojUto!! meaber5 it mu
reconcile them, if possible; i but if that can
not be done it must deliberately pronounce
the Judgment of the majority on all vital
.questions and let each man' j;o his own way
and choose his nam n.-i1iHa1 uimi.iu nnt.:..
prescribes nobody, coerces nobody, but it
r- ; --"" huwi U13
unses party organiziuoa on principle and
makes party action honest and respectable.
This is not an appropriate lime cr place for
an elaborate dicusasion of j political ques
tions, and I Bhail not attempt it.) That
will be done durimr the nrfwrrpua1 nt th
canvass you are now about to inaugurate,;
ana i nope it may be Io tny power to take
an humble nart in it nnt vu u
. - . .uuiuaH
for any office d.reclly or indirectly at the
difiDOaal Of th riAAnln hut oimnli. MB
Democrat, profoundly convinced that the
ucat luicreeus 01 me oiaie ana me wbole
country will be promoted by combined as
cendancy of Democratic! principles and
Democratic methruln mnut innlont. 1 . T
believe, gentlemen, that a large majority of
mc cupiB 01 iut3 uniieu otates are now
looking tn the nmrvrati nortn nmtn.
them and their property from the encroach'
ucuui buu epuiauons - oi, wnai is called
"fraternal government" on thn - nnn oi.io
and from threatened denreil&tinna r't
agraiianism on the other. It is the only
practical organization that has witnessed
and helped to promote the wonderful
growth and prosperity of; the country du
rimr the whnlp nntnrg nfH.iiiii..i.
9 v , U UlUCUt O
existence. It is the great conservative force
of the country and it is. stronger in ntim-
oers to-aay than it ever was before, while
its nurnosea are as natrintin and iia
fruits as sound as they were in this dayOtf
Jefferson and Madison and Jackson Oun -tinued
BDolause 1 Tf the nonnin
upon the strengtn and courage and 'presiize
oi lueir party lor me protection Or their
rights of person and property, and khe pre
servation of their political franchises, where
shall they look for safety? Can ibey trust
the Republican party, with its Uoso and
dangerous thenrips nf onncnliriutinT.
governmental supremacy over all the affairs
oi iu r.iuzensi t iosi party Has thoroughly
demonstrated its incapacity to povprn "fnA
peopie in time ,or peacei,' and it must-go
the way of 1U federal progenitor
Gentlemen, is it not a singular fact that
a oiroug leeiing or sympatuy shoulu exist
between those who want psternai! govern
ment and those who Want Tin frmrtrnmorit-
between those who want the government to
do everything and those who want it to do
nolhine? While one faction d
ernmental interference in all affairs of the
people another faction opposes ! govern
mental interferetiftn fnr nn v nnrnni. -
to preserve the peace and protect the rights
abstract ia substantia I r thn m n1 if
followed to its logical conclusion' would
procruce sucsianuauy tne same! results
The man who believes that it is the right
ings of one citizen by taxation or otherwise?-
from the man whnfinipolVioi-iTht r,f .T
iu Kive tueui iu aooincr amers verv ntite
-. --- --- fFtV
iy aiiogeiner. sneers ana applause. J tf jthe5
guvuiuuiuub may nguuuiiy compel you Dy
lnw to irive anv Dart of the nrnnpnis Af mni,
labor or your skill to another man why may
it not, with. equal right, compel you to give
him our horse or your land 7 Thefact
that this is done indirectly and under the
guise of taxation does not in the slightest
degree affect the question of right or
WTOD2 involved in " the trftrii.aoit.ir i,.,, ;
greatly increases the danger to the people,
because thev - are leas littlu' t
tect and resist spoliation when it ia com-
mtueu mrougn mis insiaious process, and
li me government may rightfully collect
mnnpv hv lanlinn and th.n,i;ni1n',..
its bounty or subsidy; to individuor
corporations engaged in particular indus
tries or enterprises, in order to make their
private business profitable, why may it not
also collect it and distribute it among par-
ncuiar ciusticB 01 peopie m oraer to equalize
theif fnrtnnea anrl thus anrnnliiiK .11 tk.i
socialism and communism are demanding?
iuer s bo nine umerence in principle and
in nradtical results beiivef n natprnnl
ernmet and mob government that it is
not worn wmie to express a preference for
one overthe other. We must oppose both,
or we must abandon all that our party has
contended for in the past, and Telinauish
all that it has hoped for in the future.
Referring to oartv lines ha said: Thn
Democratic party stands pledged in the
most solemn manner to revise the tariff,
reduce the revenue and! lighten the hiinfona
of the people. Upon theso pledges clearly
ana distinctly made, it appealed to the
people in 1872 and secured a ooDular
majority of more than 250,000 over
its Republican adversaries. Upon ; this
pledge it elected the President in 1884, and
it is bound by every consideration of party
policy, of public interests and of good faith
w mo ucupie u svaou . oy . intti pieage.
Great applause. - h
Itef erring to Mr. - Cleveland Mir. Carlisle
said: The country will be verv fortunate if
it nan alwAVft AenirA the wrvipM t mn -
ecutive so thoroughly devoted to the real
luiuvenci v 4 tug gujic7,, buu eu JUBv Bull iUX"
nartial in the execution of the lawa an the
present one. is..-' . . ;-.. : j ; t- . -
. the uonvention resumed its session this
morning with Carlisle i in the chair. Dis
cussion on the- resolutions and platform
was at once taken up. Congressman Taul
bec objected to the clause relating to Pres-
1 J . "li 1 i a . ...
juent vicvejauu a veto or pensions ana mere
VA8 A - llveltT. fl iamiODl ATI hatnroaii T.nlrMui
and James McKenzie; the present Secre
tarv of State. Tanlhen was fi nail v ant nnnn
by the Convention, and the resolutions as
.. 1 "I l-l . . Trr . . . . .
lunwu up uy vanwie ana mauersou ana as
Sent to the AmuviateT Prnaa laat. nlfftit
were adopted. The ticket was completed
by tne nomination or James W. Bryan of
fVwincrt.nn T.itntnnan4 nnr.mn-1 T W .
WW..D.VH, M.WMI-WUWU. VlV.b.UV., M. . If .
Hardin, of Mercer county, Attorney Gen
eral; Gen. Lafayette Hewitt Hardin, Aud-
T:.u .1 m i "T7 ii, ww... . "
iw'i iuuuiuu ibw irsoKUD, .treasurer. .
NEW YORK. .
One of the "Flnesl" Carrylns on n Lot-
.v.-;,-.;, - tery Agener
Bv Telraph to toe Morning Star.
New York. Mav 7. The nolice author
ities had an unnleasant Burorise when thev
learned that one of their own officers' was
carrying on a regular oolicv and lotterv
agency at his post of duty and in his uni-
iorm. i ne policeman s name was Morris
Colbert. He is assigned to a post at the
Mercantile building, in lower Broadway,
and thought he could Increase his income
somewhat by selling , Louisiana Lottery
tickets and policy gigs. One of the detec
tives ingratiated himself into the confidence
of Colbert. He bought a 00110 gig, by
which he won $21.75. When Colbgrt had
aia mm, he arrested him and took JUBm to
uperintendent Murray. - The superinten
dent called for a nair of scissors and Dro-
ceeded to cut the brass buttons off the po
liceman's 1 coat, the stripes were ripped
from his trousers, and - his badge taken
from him. He was then placed in a cell.
The money won by the detective' -will be
turnea over to the pension fund. . "- -
; BRITISH VOZiUMBlAi
Terrible Bline Exnloslon !.. wan
ber of nB Lou their Lives Efforts
10- Sabdne the Flames Htrrowlac
i scenes at tne month of the Shalt. :
- Nahaiho. B. C," May 5. All day yes-
clue..? KBugn ui men were engagea in strea
nous; efforts to subdue the flames- in
No. 1 shaft of the Victoria Coal Company,
where an explosion occurred on Tuesday
night - At 1 p. m. it was thought that they
uau.u6 lire uuuer control, me Mem
weather steam fire engine did good work in
OUmfoinir water from iKa hsrSn, iIab.
w . a - - uvnu iuc
shaft, a hand fire engine having been taken
down into the mine to fight the fire on' a
It will be impossible to make an attempt
to get at the imprisoned men until the fire
muuuucu, ioi oj aoing so it would drive
the gas on to the fire and cause a second
disaster. There ia but little hoptj-of rescu
ing 1 the men-alive, but - an effort will be
made at the first possible moment to reach
the imprisoned miners. Over one-half of
tne injured and Imprisoned men leave
wives ana families to mourn their untimely
end. It is estimated that there are between
nnyj ana seventy five Chinamen in the
mine. - v; - .. . - ;.
r Jules Michael, one of the laiuredstated
xt W8B Bit5i,,g m his cabin at supper
o. anau-e xejeaeus8ioBt.and
all scrambled out He became insensible.
Only one of his four companions waa saved.
The dead of the others came np iu the cage
with him. . , .
. Several of those rPfiMICW? hnrrlltf Anncaiil
ate their miraculous escape, owing to the
vicvueu .cciiug wiiica cnaracterizea an who
camei out from the deadly pit' Michael
was only fifteen yards from the entrance to
the shaft when the explosion occurred. He
represents it as something terrific. All be
came darkness. I"
. 4ay yesterday gangs of men were en-
deaVOrinff to extinotniah thn fl.tnaa ;n nr.r.
No. 1, and the fire there is believed now to
be under control. - ; h s
' Feara are entertained of a second explo
sion of eras, xvhieh vnnM hlnv tho
place up, and old miners say that such a
reeutv is possioie. it so the catastrophe
would be the crreatest reenrrtpl In tho hto'
tory of coal mining. 'i ' .
Ail nope oi rescuing anyone in the mines
has-been long ago abandoned. It ia thought
that ail men can da is heinv rinnn m kh
. mvww -wv . wu.u
them. It was at first thoueht of cutting a
ditch to salt water, so as to attempt to put
ont the lire in Kin O. eh.h ,.-.,'.. .
stream of water into it, but the scheme was
auanuonea. 11 wouia only nooa the mine,
renderinir it nrncttaallv nanloaa tr. inu-.
and would banish any hope there might be
oi mviui; lue uvea oi tne men. ' .
Imagine the scene.- The mines extend
out from the shore more than a mile: be
neath the waters of the harbor, and as one
looks over the placid waves he cannot im
8Zine that beneath nm imnriinitol mann
dead fathers and sons of eighty families of
this little city. Around the shaft the scenes
are harrowincr in Mia Artrrmo .
cage comes up anxious faces look there for
giau uuina .uai never come, and the hope
that there is a prospect for the dear ones
who died at the post of dutv is soon dis
pelled. - . . ' j
IS TEH-STATE COMMKR VE.
The Commission at inemphls Renre-
senta tires of Railroad and River In
terests In Attendance. . j
Mempbts. Tprww lfi s Th T.i.."
, , - J w a au..
State Commerce OomnaisRion cnnfiindnt ita
labors to-day. After hearing evidence
from merchants of Memphis, Louisville,
Lexington, Little Rock and New York,
Ark., to the effect that enforcement of the
fourth section would be disastrous to com
merce ana inaustries at the points named,
the L. & N., N. C. & St. Louis and C. &
O. Southwestern Railroads - were irrantofl
two weeks time to file -arguments and sta
tistical information in support of their pe-
umuu iur temporary suspension or secuon
four. ; Representatives of river interests
were in attendance and asked leave to m-e-
scnt their case in writing, ' which was
granted. The opinion prevails that the
testimony taken here has not impressed the
Commission adversely -to section fpur ;:.
: Washington. May 6. The Inter-State
Commerce Commission has received an ap
plication from the New York Central and
its western connections to be relieved from
the action of section four of the Inter-State
act 80 far aa to ncrmit pmnnotitinni Bilk
the Pennsylvania Central road and its aflll-
laieu unes tor iramc oeiween a number of
noints named in the T.nat anrl Waat TTr.
to this time forty-four railroad companies
nave filed with the Inter State Commission,
formal netitions nskint tn hn TeliAvod frnm
section four. Probably as many more have
been received and returned for further in
formation. A much larger nnmtwr haa
been1 received from trade organizations,
private corporations . and individuals, nro-
testing against suspension of section! four
id particular cases.
Jodze Faulkner Elected United States
CHJLELESTON. Mav 5 The Senate and
lioUS3 met in lomt sifin at nnnn luitmi
for the purpose of electing a TJ. S. Senator.
There were 89 members Dresent and 45
were reouired to elect The vote reaiiltori
as follows: C. J. Faulkner, dem., 48; Plick,
rep.. 31: Barbee. sreenbacker. 6: Camden.
deml. 1: R. S. Brown. 1: Whitaker 2.
Faulkner was declared elected; I
Judee Faulkner is a son of the late Tihaa '
James Faulkner, who represented Virginia
and West Virginia in the IT. S nnn
before the late war and served as Minister
to France under the administration of Bu
chanan.. The Senator-elect was born in
Martinsbursr. W. Va.. where ha mt .
sides, and is about 40 years old. H4 is by
profession a lawyer and is Judge Of the
Thirteenth Judicial Circuit. He is consid
ered one of the ablest Judgos in the State.
SOUTH ERN ' BAPTISTS. ;
The Convention In Lonlsvllie Dele
gates Present from all Parts ef the
conatry. : .j
LotnsYTLiiE, May 6 The Southern Ban-
tist Convention, the largest religious body
in the South, assembled in the Broadway
Baptist Church at 10 o'clock this morning.
It is composed of delegates from missionary
societies and churches of the Baptist de
nomination in various parts of the United
States, eadh delegate representing $100 re
ceived by the treasurers of boards on or be
fore the last day of April in the current
year. The principal object of the Conven
tion i is to promote foreign and domestic
missions, but pther important matters will
aiso receive consiaeration. . This denomina
tional body , has grown so laree that an
effort will be made to increase the ratio of
representation to $500 for each delegate.' -
ine invention was called to order by
Rev Dr. P. H. Meal, of Georgia! The
delegates from each State held preliminary
meetings and pending reports of last year's
committees tne time was spent in listening
to talks from various ministers. After re
port of committees the Convention will
organize. ; ". : " ' : v
Prof. M. B. Almond, of Louisville, then
delivered an appropriate address of wel
come, ending with a happily conceived
original peom. A fesDonse was made bv
Rev. W. H. Hawthorne, of Ga. j after
which organization was effected as follows:
rresiaent r. u. Mell, of Georgia. '
First Yico President TA B. Elv of
MissonrL -v'7.'.. i . ..
Second Vice President J. A. Hovt of
South Carolina. - - , - i . . -
Third Vice President J. Haroldson. of
Alabama. ;-''..r. ' ; -i .!.-'
Fourth Vice President W. E. Hatcher.
of Virginia. - ' - - ...
secretaries Lansinir Burrows, of Geor
gia, and O, F. Gregory, .of Maryland.
Laay aeiegates to the woman's Mission
ary meeting from the various 8tates in the
Southern Baptist Church also assembled,
and the reports showing the condition of
affairs In each (state were read.
ids - numDer or women wno
really care to vote . is about equal to the
number of men who like to put the, baby to
Appalachian Philosopher: Air.
F Paine and another vnnni man ln -
gaged in a wrestle at Gap Creek the other
day, when Paine was hurt some way.1 or f
ruptured a blood vessel from the effects ff
which he died in a tew minutes K " j
ftA;lfas Observer 'Mr.
Benton Jones, of . Granville - county, soM t
!'otf 'obacco for $90, $79, $68. v
nr. iuowaro. or uranvi le.
six lots: $80. $69, $39 50,
U vo; average, $47 .39,
4 Haleierh VisUorfThii-wittw rmi'Hrf
house of the Raleigh & Gastoni Railroad ia
being finished up in fine style i It will cosv
$23,000 and is the. finest structure of the
kind in the- South, ? . Mr. Charles Rid
dle, last night about 8 o'clock, noticed n
hright light in one of the -front rooms on
the second floor .of the Andrews building,
and on looking in found it to be a kerosenu
oil lamp ablaze- He got over the transom,
took the lamp, carried it out on the balcony
and ; threw it into the street,! it explod-
iuk just oeiore it reacnea the. ground. - 1
Durham Recorder:. Mrs. John
Heigh, living some six miles from Durham, '
died last night As will be remembered I
her eight year old son was killed in Janu
ary by a tree falling on him J, Her twi;i.
children were buried one week ago. t -Rev.
W. W. . Bays, pastor of - the Ashe-
villa Methodist E. Church: South, in yes- "
terday's(7t had a six column article
tbat literally, skinned Rev. C. 8. Long, Pr
siding Elder; of the Asheville District M. -E.
Church. Mr. Bays not only accuses
Mr. Long of falsehood in dozens of ib
stances but he gives the clear proof to sus
tain his charges. The controversy promise '.
vu ud very warm, uays is a aouiuem ana
4juuS a iturmern meinoaist.
r Charlotte '.Obsttmnr'
Joutned meeting of the Mecklenburg Pre
byteri&n Church in this city. . 8.; H. Speu
cer, jalcly from the Seminary (Union) was
licensed, and the Presbytery received Mr
J. W. Moore, Jr.r son of Hon.-l John Af.
Moore, of this county,- as a candidate for
the ministry under the care of the Presbvl- -tery.)
Rev. R. A- Fair, father of Rev. J.
Y. Fair, was received into the Presbytery
by certificate from the PreBbvterv of EnT-
noree, 8. C. - Some time aeo a neirri
named Wallace Connor was sentenced to
the county chain gang for thirty days, bull -
before serving hia time hn
ried with him a Buit of striped clothes bet
luugiug io un county, worm $a.' j ; ; t .
I Weldon News: Wo Inarn thai.
Mr. j. P. Leach, of Littleton, has Annate A
a good lot in that place for the erection of 4
an Enisonnal nhnrch a
r ' iuu GlCblWII
hftin nwAnn Mnnrtan Ik. 1 ) 1 . 1
mo luiiuniog KDtiea .
men were elected Commiesioners for the
ensuing year: i. Li. jamry,' vy. H. CapellL
W. A Daniel, A. B. Pierce and Joseph
Baymore. J. J. Pittman, of CrowellsL
died Saturday night last, in his 88th year '
The wheat in this vicinity is looking
verv fine. Rmtlnnil TvTob- Hni.. Ti,
colored boy drowned in White's mill pond.
a wee ago was me son or jsau uary, who
USed itO be a-fixture in vnnr fitv I
Greatly to the grief of most of the commu
nily. Dr. Huf ham has tendered his resigna
tion of the pastorate of the Baptist Churcl.
at this place to enter another field of work ,
a.c win mate mis piacenis nome, noweven
! Pittsboro Recorder: Tfin rnvA ::
nue officers made a raid in this county last
weekj- and destroyed two illicit stills in
Hadlev townshin and one in Ralrinin (nwni
ship, and "cut up" - 4,000 gallons of beer
.Two pf the stills were in full blast, f ;
One of our economical countymen rode
here last Monday, a distance of several
miles; and got 'the county commissioners
io remit mirieen Genu irnm hu tam n.
the county had to pay fifteen cents f o
naving the order made. r We are gla
to learn that Col. LeftwichJ who recent!
leased the Taylor place on Deed River, i
meeting with success in his mining opera
tiOnsJ He has Sunk a shaft tn the Hanlh
Of 159 feet and is trettino- nnt inal nf X
good quality.. Several . carrloada are cari-
nea off every week, and they orce at work
is to be increased so as to shin it in mill
greater quantities. That which' is now
being mined is chiefly used in making gas
at vueeusuuru ana oiuer towns.', I : -
4 Selma News: -For nwr' tw
years the people of Belma have been cursed
v.n A ..n r 3 i . ..... . T
uj b weu uruuizuu nana oi mieves, wno
have boldly robbed dwellings and outf
houses almost every week. These rogues
have been very bold and daring, and on onto
occasion shot at Dr. Noble, who happened
to run upon mem while they were robbing
Mr. J.H. Parker's store. ..Last Tuesday
night the men were; spotted and a search
Was made, and the atolen srnnriai nf manJr
citizens of our town were 'found, showing
that this gang of thieves have been at their
L. 1 m - J . ... i ..
I'usiueaa mr a goou woue. All CaugDl or
implicated thus far are negroes two of
them are nreaehera -T.atnrin thn loi .nf.
ficient evidence was obtained to lead to the
Denei mat tnese rogues had partners just .
acrnflfl the Neiinn river . AnnAnlliiirlit
--...- ...v.. DU r
era! officers and citizens were detailed toco
over mere ana mase a search, and their -
search waa rewnrriefl hs Undine dm not r
little store filled with goods stolen from our
merchants and other citizens. I
4 New Bern Journal: A whim
man named Chan. Jnnra ohnul 9.R
age, Was put in jail yesterday for the mur
der of his wife under the following cir
cumstances:' Jones was born in Jones
count v but has been somewhat if a. rami.
bler.j Last year he BDDeared at Dover, iii
this county, and married the daughter of
Moses Weatbrook. . He and his wife lived
with her father for a few months, and af
ter a general free fight, m which all parties
took a hand, he left wife and all the rest
and Went tn the nnrt.h aiHa nf thn lUonJo
river, near Maple Cypress, and lived there
ever since, xn me meantime ne irot infat
uated with another woman, bo rumor says,
and WantAfltn mmi her hilt nnnlrl nnl Ui.
returned Saturday to Dover after his law
iuif wuo auu crossea or tnea to. io tne
north side, where she was living. He told
tne neighbors Monday morning that she
was drowned never mentioned anythinar ,
Sunday night about her. He was at once
suspected and arrested by deputy sheriff N.
A. Cobb .upon a warrant issued by J. W.
Lane, J. P. Tuesday the remains were
found in the Neuse river a mile or more be-;
low Maple Cypress, and showed signs pf
foul play. I
i- Baleisrh News-Observer: Tha
nonillatinn nf the rutnitantiarv lrt
creased yesterday by the arrival of five new
convicts, oaerm d. yt . ijucnanan, or
Mitchell county, brought one, and Deputy
Sheriff J. T. Dunree. of Edeecombe coun
ty, the other four. Now; that the
nights are warm, moonlight street car ridea
bv narties of ladies and. centlemen are he.
coming popular. Ashxvtlle, May 8.
The municipal vote was as follows: For
Mayor, Harkins, Republican, 576; Aston,
Democrat, 475; Gudger, 85; Hunt, 20. For
Aldermen Fitzpatrick, 1,013; Miller, 629;
117 1 . .nil. ( r 1 . im . . ,.
TTuiie, oo; nraiaer, wo; uauiounoiaT D4U.
The Board of Aldermen stands Democratic .
Htatubvtt.t.H! Mav A. TJn lioht. -aa:
shed upon the mystery surrounding P. 8. .
rtey Dy me exnumauon to-aay. i ao mucn
of his skull had passed into dust that 'it .
could not be ascertained whether or not it
had been trephined.! Unavailing search
was made in the grave for the silver plate
and the bullets which it was thought by
many would be found. The physicians' ;
report describe the skeleton as that of a
man aoont lour reet ten incnes tan. us-
yond this it is non-committal
crowd was present i
Wilson Mirror: We are paid-'
ed to annonnoa the death on Ratu'rdav nf
Mrs. William Applewhite, a most excellent
iaay-oi tne otantonsburg section.
Pnarlea T-T nntpr urtiA WHIa1 Tamoa Wim .
berly near Tarboro two weeks ago without
nujr uruvuuauuu wuaiever, was atioweu io
plead guilty of manslaughter and was sen
tenced to - ten Tears imnrisonment in the
penitentiary.: A disgusting travesty upon I
justice. un Dnaay aiiernoon, ur.i
Henderson Rice, an old and prominent cit
izen of Nash enuntv. dronned dead in the
store of J.D. & 8. C. Wells in this place
under verv ead. distressinir and Deculiar
fiircumstancea. He had' -inst had a diffi
culty with J. J. Farmer, of this county.
wno urew a pistol on mm ana i mreatenea;
t ahAAt f'flA itnntlnitiul tn b,l..nn. wElK
the knife, which he held in his hand, i Mr.
Rice stopped immediately, and Farmer was
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muueea oj some par lies io leare me store.
la Tery few minutes, not exceeding
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Hargrave and said, "I think it is cowardly
iu jvusg iubu iiiw wu wj uraw a , ijintui
on an old man like me, and I tell you I am
mad about it" And just as the last word
died on his lips he fell dead in his tracks