flic Weekly Star., ' . T - i7Tn3- . "tttt - - " rV - . i nspirits Turpentine,,
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,M, rc.l a I tlfo Post Office atrwilmlngtonJ N, C,
P1' as Second Class Matter.! j !
SinSCIilPTIOX PRICE. I,.
Tin' "siil isrriCtion price of the Wkkkly
tab i a follows :
iinle Copy 1 year, postage paid,
6 months. " "
PUNISH CRIRIK. ,
There is something wrong
in the management of the State Peni
tenliary. If not, why the frequent
effort to escape, and some times
fith success", and the insubordination
of ihe ranMlM? The kid-glove treat
men i will not answer. The Kaleigh
Chronl-lcs suggestion is not
one-to eulL out. The "Pen
Northern importation, brong
with the other pests and destructives
-the ' remorseless carpet-bstggers.
North Carolina never liked tfie J "in
stitntion" and n6ver will." 1 is no
punishment to a great "hawbuck"
thief nntl scoundrel to confinejhim at
niglit, giving him good quarters and
plenty ot appetizing "grub" jwitn . a
due allowance of tobacco. lie must
work any way, and this he does" af
ter a fashion when a convict, i The
"Pen" Iisb already cost the State mil
lions. It will grow, for criminals are
incrMMing in number, if crime is
lessening, as is claimed by some of
the J n dees. I I
The probability is that in ten years
more the honest white people of
North Carolina will be taxed a mil
lion and a half to take care of the
meanest rascals that infest society.
Ik promise now is that this, will
continue indefinitely until "the crack
Why should good citizens be taxed
to teed , and clothe and shelter the
lonVe breakers, robbers andi thieves?
Would it cot be a wiser step to close
up the home of rascality and deprav
ity and convert it into "some useful
purpose? Why not? Because car-pet-liaggery,'
aided and abetted by
ca!liwageryf choso to foist a great
elephant upon the tax payers is that
any reason why the animal should
continue to bo pampered and made
sleek and rebellious? ! .
Wi.' roal'.y think that it Lbqld be
a ro;.!T and economic step to close
aptiio mUntiary and return either
to ilH whippingpost for 'stealing or
devi- d inifl more deterrim? nunish
ment for tlie smaller crimes! I
The rallows is indispensable. The
tru::h!.! juhL litre is the unhealthy
eniiment among Judges, Solicitors,
Juries arid Governors. WJien the
news came that Taborq, the Gran
ville burglar, had been convicted, an
oMConfcderata soldier who saw four
jeirn' hard service and who
byterun,, said to us "He
is a 1 res-
to be the
aan.-,i." That is getting
tlk anion ir tho best men J-lhe very
pillam .f society. Another gentle-
nw, an Episcopalian, said
to ua the
'ery next day: "It is very
ee a Judge, Solicitor and Jury unit
es to ".get a criminal off who bad
been tried before them the Judge
kjing down the law, the Solicitor
ng his best to convict, and tho
Jory, after all due consideration,
finding a verdict of guilty J Indeed,
H is extremely absurd in most cases,
anl with but very few exceptions.
The whole criminal law needs re-
Vlfimg. The Judges of North Cafo
hna owe ! it to the public land the
ends of justice to suggest to the Le
giHiature such changes as their expe
"encc has taught them are indispen
sable to secure PDeedv trial and con
viction. The criminals of ihe State
hve the advantage and the1 last Lei
8ls'aturo made one or moro chanpes
that increase that advantage. Sell
"ut the penitentiary, set up the whip
Plng post and down with siikly sen-
mentality. Crime should have no
friendn in sob r "Nnrl h r!arolinai
Every Judge and every Solicitor and
very Juryman should adopt Wol-
"ey advico to Cromwell - ! "
It n just ana rear noi: i
' "11 the enda thou aim'st at bd thv coun-
Thy God'g, and truths -. "'
Yesterday's llaleich News-Obser-
Ver brought to us tho following illus-
S?7Xut of the peniteatiarj. Uo was
(1!,otN convicted of larceny at tho
ChiLq-"1 of UnioQ counly Superior
the n yua senicnceti 10 nre years in
cftr,Cniier'li'try- H was pardoned on ac
charl, ,extreio old age and the good
n'Z' ue l,ore previous to conviction.
Cno, i(lPT and many Prominent ciU
ilon 1 for aRd recommended his par-
u is not a matter for surprise that
Y . . II.-
cr"nc lifts its horrid froni in every
COurty in tho State Sympathy with
-IH IS tint, rrt l.
! - rsxs62sssssxs i - . ' ' i -. .. : . : . ' : . .'.! . . j.' . - - I ' i i . . ..' -- - . ' - . , .. i i ana vveiaon.
of Ithe outrages acainst societv? ' Is
It ; indeed surprismir that Judan
iiynoh: ghoutd ride his great circuit
witl much assiduity and determi
naiion? : ':::' ' V'
The communication published to
day was received after the above
was written a coincidence.
Salt is used in every household in
the land. Even stock must have salt.
Health ' and enjoyment . are all in
volved in salt. Now if there is any
thing in the world L that poor people
ought to have free of tax it is salt.
It is strictly a prime necessity! i Bat
last year people paid a tax on foreign
salt. Salt for fishermen camo in free,
but salt for farmers was taxed. Mr.
J. S. Moore, the political economist,
says in the Now York limes::
Tho tariff laws are so beautifully ar
ranged that it treats some as loving chil
dren and others as step children. The fish
ermen being the actual children of Eastern
tariff makers get their salt for curing fish
free of duty. But. the farmers, being step
children, have to pay 83 per cent, duty on
bulk Bait and 89 per cent, on salt in bags if
they want to use salt in their farmhouses.
The Treasury, groaning under a surplus of
$100,000,000. saw fit to collect a duty iii
1886 of $706,324 84 on foreign salt ! The
home production is valued at about $5,-
uuu.uw. mis oeing ennancea at least by
dint of the tariff, say, $2.000,000j it there
fore follows that the country pays a tax of
some $2,700,000 for the luxury of using
salt, more than half of which is paid by the
farmers." - -
, Now tho men who lay this stupid
burden upon the people are for the
most part the men who are howling in
Congress and in newspaper offices for
free drinks, free smqkes and light
taxes generally on luxuries. It is
not only very foolish to thus legis
late, but it is so flagrantly unjust that
stupidity itself can not fail to see it
Is there any earthly reason why New
England fishermen should get their
salt without taxation and the South
ern farmer and workingman should
have to pay a. tax of 12 cents on every
100 pounds used, if in bags, or 8 cents
if in bulk ? There is not a nation in
Europe that has a tax on salt. It re
mains for this monopoly ridden coun
try to lay such a foul tax as that.
inow wny this tax r lne revenues
do not require it, for there is a great
ana growing surplus in the Treasury.
Mr. Moore says:
"la 1880 there were employed in the
making of salt in the United States 4,125
males above 16 years old, 20 women, and
144 children. Yet. to this organized army
of 4,289, men, women and children, some
60,000,000 of the population have become a
mob or consumers, and pay $3,000,000 an
nual tax. And to add insult to injury.
this important swindle, this legal tariff
robbery, is actually called a blessing. : Let
the farmers of
this country reflect upon
Any people calling themselves in
telligent that will submit to such an
iniquity, to such folly run mad, de-
servo it. ': "I:
The Baltimore Sun reports a.n in
terview with a colored Methodist
Bishop, T.. II. Lomax, of ; Charlotte.
lie denies emphatically that the ne-
groeB are oppressed in North Caro
lina, and in this he tells the unadul
terated truth! A negro named Snt
ton, a member of the last Legisla
ture, has been lying about the treat
ment of the negroes, and Bishop Lo
max gives a flat contradiction to all
he said. Ho pays they Vote, hold
office, &c, and are not molested or
violated in their rights, j We quote:
It is a known fact that on many elec
tions the Republicans have imported vo
ters into the State who have voted upon tho
names of dead men and men who have re
moved from the State, and by those means
carried the elections. In the town of
Charlotte, where I have always lived, the
Democrats are largely in the majority, yej
the elections are fairly conducted, and n
the two Republican districts colored Re
publicans have been returned elected ana
served In the offices to which they have
been elected. Several years! ago, before I
was elected to the office of j bishop in the
church, I was elected and served in a po
litical office. The imprisonment and mur
dering of the colored people in North Caro
lina on account ol tbeir political proclivi
ties, so far as I know, (and I think I know
as much about the State as any man living
init) has been misstated by Mr. Sutton, for
reasons best known to himself."
He might! have said jthat all the
bulldozing in North Carolina in elec
tion times Jis done by the negroes
themselves, who oppress, intimidate
and even maltreat their own color
who dare vote as they prefer.
where one Republican paper in the
North will accept as trim the state
ment of thej colored preacher, a half
dozen will echo and repeat the lieB of
the legislative Munchausen,
Rev. Dr. It i A. Young's! letters lately
published in the Nashville 'Advocate have
given him a Reputation as a writer above
any Methodist preacher or layman in the
South. uoumoro Advance.
We read with much pleasure some
of Dr. Young's entertaining j and
sprightly letters. As a writer he is
not to be
named - with; the classic,
charming Dr. -Lipscomb.
In point and pith and graphic power
Dr. Young' cannot approach the witty
and brilliantj'Lafferty. iSo it appears
to us, and we. are no small admirer
of Dr. Young,
We never saw a cleverer critical
article from' a North Carolina source
than the enjoyable, acute, and able
one by Rev. Dr. Ephraim Harding
in a recent number of the North
Carolina 'Presbyterian. We are
much inclined to put it " first in that
line of writing by North " Card
Parade of tbe Seeond Reelment C.
. TUe visitors Welcomed by
mayor Fowler Tbe Camp Dress
Parade Exhibition Drill by the
Fayettevilia Company. -
The three companies of the 8ccond regi-
ment tho Wilmington Light' Infantry,
Maxtoh Guards and Fayettevilia Indepen
dent Light Infantry that went into camp
Wednesday night, marched , from Camp
William MacRae to Front street depot yes
terday morning about nine o'clock to re
' B6JCFS0N UQHT IHFANTHT.
Captain W. L. Faison. , . v , :f :
- First Lieutenant J. A. Stevens. -
Second Lieutenant T. H. Patrick.;
.-. First Sergeant M. Uanstein. ' "
' Second Sergeant B. Underwood. :
Third Sergeant M. J. Herring.
', Fourth Sergeant J. R. Beaman, Jr.
First Corporal B. R. Owen. '
Fourth Corporal H. J. Moore. ' .
Privates Q D Bryan, C Crumpler, A D
Coopery.H E Faison, B F Herring, T J
Herring, F H Holmes, R W Holliday. J?
Hubbard, B Jones, W B Owen, David
Oates, ;W S Patrick, J W Smith, C B
Smith.? R H Smith, P F Stevens, John
Stewart. ' -' . ..
Musician C. Turner. , '
Shortly after the arrival of the Sampson
company the regiment was formed and the
line of march taken for the City Hall.
Col. W. C Jones and staff led the regi
ment, ! followed by the Cornet Concert
Club, Fayetteville Independent Light-Infantry,
Maxton Guards, Wilmington Light
Infantry and Sampson Light Infantry.
The streets along the line of march were
thronged with ladies and gentlemen, who
were enthusiastic in their comments upon
the fine appearance of the soldiers.
Arriving in front of the City Hall the
regiment was halted, in line and at a pa
rade rest, when Mayor Fowler was presented
by Capt. Daniel and delivered an address
of welcome, as follows: ''
Soldiers of the Second Jtegiment:
In behalf of the City ot Wilmington. I
extend to you a most cordial welcome.
The citizens of Wilmington are highly
susceptible to the honor you bestow upon
them bv vour visit, and they are proud of
an opportunity of manifesting their appre
Within the broad confines of our Repub
lic there is not a State where more genuine
hospitality, more cheerful welcome is ex
tended than in this, the State of North
Carolina. Nor is there a city in the State
of North Carolina where the visitor is
more cordiallv received or more cheerfully
entertained, than in this our "City by the
The people of Wilmington, approximat
ing twenty-five thousand in number, are
ever willing and ever desirous indeed, it
is their characteristic to extena reception,
sincere and cordial, to the visitor from
every clime; hence, greater shall be the
welcome when extended to the brothers of
our own household, to the soldiery of the
"Old North State."
It is needless for me to speak of or de
scant upon the deeds of chivalry which
characterized the soldiers of Carolina in the
day 8 of the past. How, combating for the
cause of rieht and self-government and
constitutional liberty, they waged success
ful war for a long period ol years, testify
ing their prowess and transmitting to you
to their posterity examples most worthy
With vou. soldiers. I behold the typical
soldiers of tho past soldiers whose chival-
uic deportment, whose daring deeds of valor
enacted upon a thousand battieneias, re
ceived, as they most justly merit, the plau
dits and encemiums of the worm.
We recoeuizo in you. soldiers, the custo
dians of our liberties, tbe preservers of our
peace, our security, our protection and de
fence. As such we greet you with the sin
cerity of a'Carolina greeting. The liberties
and privileges of tbe city arc yours, ana in
behalf of our entire people, I bid you wel
At the conclusion of the Mayor's ad
dress three cheers were given for his Honor
by the regiment, the band played and( the
troops marched down Third street ana
up Market to the camp.
In the afternoon the soldiers witnessed
the boat races on the river from the deck
of the steamer Cape Fear, which had been
placed at their disposal for tbe occasion.
At six o'clock in the evening dress parade
was held at the camp. It was witnessed by
about two thousand spectators, many of
After the parade the Fayetteville com
pany gave an exmoition . ami mat arew
forth encomiums from all present, and the
plaudits and repeated cheers of their fellow
soldiers of other companies who could not
repress their admiration of the company's
After the dress parade and drill the band
of the Maxton Guards played two or three
pieces which were listened to with much
enjoyment by the assemblage.
The following is a list of the field and
staff officers of the regiment, present at tbe
Colonel W. C, Jones.
Lieutenant Col. K F. McRae.
Major W. S.Cook.
Capt; F. T. Atkins, quartermaster.
Dr. J. A. Hodges, surgeon.
Dr. J. A. Stevens, assistant surgeon.
Rev. Dr. James Carmichael, chaplain.
Lieutenant M. S.Willard, adjutant. ..
W. A.' Willson, Jr., sergeant major.
W. C. McDuffle, hospital steward. .
Target Practice for Prices Exhibi
tion Drill and Parade Presenta
tion oT Prizes A Great Crowd Pre
The first event of the day at Camp Wil
liam Mcliae was tbe shooting match for
prizes, which took place at half past 8
o'clock in the morning, at the rifle range
in rear of the Athletic grounds, not a great
way from the camp. The contest was be
tween teams of five men each from the
Fayetteville, Clinton and Maxton Compaq
h ics. The range was 200 yards, and the
highest possible score for each marksman
25 The followine is tho result of tho
contest : : . .
FAYKTTEVrLLE INDEPENDENT LIGHT
I ' FAHTBT.
Captain J. O. Vann. ..'
Sergeant E. S. Pemberton.
Private J. W. Tomlinson
Private W. C. McDuffie.... ..........
Private H. ' M. Robinson. . . ,
Total . .....
Lieutenant J. B. Sellers...........
Sergeant A. J. McKinnon. ........
Sergeant C. A. Holland. . . . . ......
Sergeant J. W. Carter, . ..........
Corporal J. W. McRae. ...........
SAMPSON LIGHT INTABTBT.
Sergeant M. . J. Herring
Corporal B. R. Owens............
Corporal H. J. Moore. ............
Private W. B. Owen. . . .
Private F. H. Holmes.
: -, -.. .. ....... - ' . - ........ .- :- . . . : I : r , ,
WILMINGTON, N. C,
The Fayetteville Independent , Light In
fantry team having made the highest score
83 were declared entitled to the com
pany prize. . I;: f -v :r V'.;.'L,.-;
Lieutenant . '. B. Sellers, of the Maxton
Guards, having made the highest individ
ual score 20j-was declared entitled to the
prize for the pest markmanship. :
The judges ; were Lieut Cbl. E. F. Mc
Rae,. Major W. S. ! Cook and Lieut. J. a
In the afternoon at 5 o'clock, there was
an exhibition: drill at the camp given by a
platoon of the Fayetteville Independent
Light Infantry, followed by the presenta
tion of prizes won in the contest at the tar
get shooting in the forenoon, a dress pa
rade, and battalion and company drill.
' There was an immense concourse of peo
ple present, he pressure around the parade
ground bcinj ; so great that policemen bad
considerable difficulty in keeping a suffi
cient space cleared for the troops to ma
noeuvre in. '.. . . . . . . ' . . .
After the exhibition drill by the Fayette
ville company, the regiment was formed in
line, and Col Jones introduced Col. E. D.
Hall, who presented the prizes to tho win
ners in the target practice. Col. Hall de
livered an eloquent tribute to the valor of
the citizen soldiery of the South as exem
plified in the late war, extolled the high
martial spirit and bearing of the Second
Regiment, and paid a handsome compli
ment to the ladies. In presenting the prize
won by the team of the Fayetteville Light
Infantry, hie said that fifty years ago, while
a school bay in that town, he bad marched
in the ranks of that company, and he ever
remembered thej occasion with pride and
pleasure. The drill and parade followed,
and were, apparently,
greatly enjoyed by
the spectators; all the
cheered when skillfully executing some
movement, in the drill, either by company,
platoon or file; but the Fayetteville Inde
pendent Light Infantry came in for tho
larger share of the applause..
With the exception of the target shoot
ing, the programme for to day Will be
pretty much the same as yesterday. During
the forenoon many of the men will visit the
Sound, wjiere no doubt they will spend the
time pleasantly, returning in time for bat
talion dn 1 and! dress parade at half-past
five in th afternoon.
The prises presented to the successful
contestant a yesterday were a large gold
lined silver cup to the team of the Fayette
ville Company and an appropriate gold
badge to Lieut. Sellers of the Maxton
Guards. f( r the highest individual score.
With tl e exception of guard mounting
and other ordinary duties pertaining to tbe
camp, th( re was little to engage the atten
tion of th 3 soldiers yesterday until the time
for battal ion drill and dress parade in the
afternoon . The grand military ball the
night bef re kept the soldiers up until two
or three c 'clock ia the morning, and many
of them i rere content enough to pass the
forenoon quietly in their tents, seeking much
needed r st from the fatigue of drill and
parade and. the rounds of amusement that
they had gone through with. There were"
enough of the boys, however, who were
not "tire 1 out" to make the camp lively,
and visitors to the place were well taken
care ol. ! During the day some of
the men took a trip on the Passport to Car
olina Beach, and others en joyed a drive
over the (turnpike to the Sound. At both
places the visitors spent the time very
The parade of the regiment at the camp
in the afternoon again attracted a large
number of hpectators, the streets leading to
the grounds being filled with vehicles and
A number of the lady visitors inspected
the mesa hall and kitchen, which they de
clared Was admirably arranged and man
aged. Mr. James Lewis caters for this de
partment and has a corps of sable cooks
and attendants who are seemingly well
fitted for their j duties and keep everything
in excellent order. Tbe large cooking-
range in the kitchen in rear of the mess hall
seems capable of doing the cooking for the
entire State Guard.
To-day the men will rest quietly in camp
until 4 jp. m. When the battalion will be
formed and march to St John's Church,
where special services will be- held by the
Chaplain of the Second Regiment, Rev. Dr.
Carmichael. The services will begin at
4.45 o'clock.! .
After returning to camp there will be
dress parade at 7 o'clock.
The encampment will ba broken up to
morrow, much. to the regret of many, es
pecially the younger portion of the commu
who "wish wecDuld have the soldiers
with ub always.'
possible that the Sampson Light In
may tike their departure for home
to-night by train on the W. & W. Railroad,
The Maxton Guard will leave by the
morniog train on the Carolina Central to
morrow, and the Fayetteville Light Infantry
on the steamer Cape Wear at 2 o'clock.
! Tbe Fayetteville Company.
The Fayetteville Independent Light In
fantry; unanimously accorded the honor by
their fellow soldiers of being, the best
drilled andi most handsomely Uniformed
company in the regiment if not in the
State Guard deserve more than a passing
mention. It is the Oldest military organl
zationj in the South, having been formed
Aueust 23d; 1793. Its origin was caused
by apprehensions which existed at the time
of the; French revolution. "He that hath
no stomach for the fight, let him depart,"
was the motto adopted by the command
The officers of the company, elected Au
gust 23d, 1793, were Robert Adam, cap
tain; John Winslow, lieutenant; Robert
Graham, ensign. Captain Adam ' died at
the Sound near Wilmington, June 11,
1801. He was in command of the company
for eight years.
In 1807, when war was threatened with
Great ' Britain the company ' met and
adopied resolutions tendering their services
to the President of the United States. In
1813,! when the State was threatened with
invasion, the company tendered their ser
vices to Brig. Gen. Davis and received or
ders Jf rom i him to march to Wilmington
The company, numbered 37, and under the
command ' of Lieut. Wm. Barry Grove
(John Winslow was captain) left Fayette
villejfor Wilmington July 21, 1813. The
records say that the company remained in
Wilmington aboutone month,- partaking
largely of the well known kindness and
hospitality of the citizens of the place, par
ticularly that of Robert Cochran, who was
the jfirflt ; ensign of the company, but had
subsequently removed from Fayetteville to
FRIDAY, MAY 28; 1887.
Wilmington. The Governor of the State
was present during the'time when rumors
were rife that the enemy were hovering
along the coast.and the troops were kept in
readiness. The Fayetteville Independent
Company acted as his body-guard.: - f
In 1819 John W. Wiight was elected
captain At the session of the Legislature
of the State in that year, on motion of John
Stanly, It was resolved that the Governor
be authorized and empowered to commis
sion the officers of the Independent1 Com
pany with the following rank: The cap
tain with the rank of major, and the lieu
tenants and ensign with the rank of captain
so long as the corps shall continue to hold
itself armed and equipped agreeably to the
tenor of its roles and regulations. Mr.
Stanly prefaced - the resolutions with ex
planations, and claimed ; that the 'post of
honor thould be accorded the corps! "every
man of whom was fit to stand by Caesar
and give direction " From that time the
commander of the company has been dis
tinguished by the title of major land the
other commissioned officers captain! - v
In March. 1825, the 'company under the
command &f Major Robert Strange, had
the honor ot acting as the body guard of
Gen. La Fayette, who visited Fayetteville
that year. j
At tbe breaking out of the late, war the
Independent Company were among the first
to offer their services, and again! visited
Wilmington, on their way to Raleigh,
where with other companies they formed
the First North Carolina Regiment, after
wards known as the "Bethel Regiment."
Major Wright Huskc was then in command
of the Company.
OA' THE RIVER.
A Cala Day The Carolina Yacht
Clnb Haee A Rowing Race for
Snip's Yawls. J
All of Wilmington was apparently on
hard yesterday afternoon to witness the
race between tbe boats of thef Carolina
Yacht Club, and added to the number in
attendance were visitors to our City civil
People were assembled at every conceiv
able place and point along the river front
in windows, on balcony 8, on ! boats, on
wharves, in doorways, ' and even on the
housetops, where the elevation gave them
a desirable view. j -
Messrs. Don MacRae, H. II. Walters and
George W, Kidder were selected as judges
of tbe race,: and the boats were; started in
the following order
H. M. 8.
3 30 00
3 85 15
3 30 45
3 31 35
3 31 35
3 32 30
3 34 15
....'.j. 3 34 27i
miles down the
The course was four
river and return, rounding a boat opposite
the Champion Compress, thtneb to Market
dock for tbe finish. -
On the way down, the Idler j passed the
Vixen, and after a stubborn contest went
to the -windward of the -iMUan Flo-
renae. Uefore the buoy down the river was
reaqati.the Vixen had also overhauled and
passed the Lillian Florence, and that
buoy was rounded in tbe following order:
! h. m. s.
Idler. I..-447 7
Vixen .1...4 49 24
Lilian and Florence I .. .4 51 7
.5 23 9
Restless . .
Lettie. . . .
Coming back up the river, the steamers
which were carrying excursion parties
created some confusion . by going in be
tween tbe yachts, but it is very: doubtful if
they influenced the result in any way by
their action. i
On the way up from "down tbe river
buoy" the Idler lead easily, followed by the
Vixen, with the Lillian Florence a good
Just after rounding the last buoy the
wind sprang up and ihe Idler was placed at
a decided disadvantage necause sue nau
been in an adverse tide ten minutes before
a temporary flaw trough t the losing boats
up with her. i
In passing the final objective point the
boats passed as follows: j:
i. H. M. 8
6 5 40
. . 6 6 20
Lillian and Florence. ......
.. 6 11 30
. . 6 12 25
The time of the balance of the yachts
was not taken, as under the rules the race
had not been finished in two hours and a
half. Failing to accomplish a victory
within two and a half hours Upon an eight
mile course is not a "yacht race of the
Carolina Yacht Club." Hence; we will have
the same thing over again ; and the sailing
yesterday was for naught. : ;
THE ROWING BACK.
One of the most exciting events of the
day was the four oared boat j race, open to
crews of all merchant vessels in port, the
first boat to receive, a purse qf twenty dol
lars and the .second ten dollars. Six boats
entered for the race, representing the
American brig Edith, the Clyde steamer
Regulator and the American schooners Nam
varino, Lucy and Paul, Oildersleeve and
Henrietta Hill. p '
The course was down the river, a full
half mile and return, tbe start and finish
being from a point abreast of the New York
steamship wharf. A boat from the U. S.
cutter Colfax, in which were two of the
judges, was stationed opposite No'rthrop's
mill, which the contestants were instructed
to round from east to west.
At the signal, given at 3.40 p. m. from
the deck of the steamer Regulator, the boats
got off well together, the men bending to
their oars, and the coxswains urging the
crews to do their utmost. The boats held
well together until nearly half way to the
stake-boat when the yawl of the brig Edith
forged ahead and took the lead, being the
first to round the stake-boat The Nava-
rino's boat followed the Edith two or three
boats' lengths astern. The other four boats
were in a bunch behind, and in rounding
the stake-boat the two last fouled. On the
home stretch the Edith's and Navarinas
boats were well in advance, tbe former
leading and winning the race, beating the
Navarino's boat, which came in second, by
about fifty yards. At the finish the boats
crossed the line in the following order
Edith's first, Navarino's second, Lucy and
PauVs third, Oildersleeve' fourth, Regula
tor's Mlk, Henrietta fliffs jsixth.
The time of the winning boat was seven
teen and a half minutes; the start being at
3 40 and the finish at 3 57. . t
: Besides the boats, above mentioned, an
other yawl offered to enter but was ruled
out by the judges, on the ground that she
did not represent any vessel in port. ,
'. The race was an exciting one, the rowers
being cheered all along' the course .by
crowds of spectators on shore ' ! ,
i s ' '
Regatta of the Carolina Club. ' - -
The sailing i&ce. for prizes offered for
competition by the Carolina . Yacht Club
was repealed yesterday afternoon,. the race
of tho d-y before having proved ja failure
by reason of tbe fact that the rnks of the
Club reqnire the boats to sail tie course
inside of two aud a half hourB and this was
not accomplished on account of
of wind. : . ; .
Seven boats assembled yeelertlay
o'clock, to enter " for the race,
Vixen, Capt E. S. Latimer.
Idler, Capt Pembroke Jones.
LUHaiKFlorenee, Capt. E Manning,
Bosa, Capt. W. L. Smith, Jr.
Pliantom, Capt. W. L. Parsley,
Restless, Capt, McR. Cowan
Glide, Capt P. Cowan.
The co irse to Imj railed was the same as
the day before four milts down the river
and return with the exception that the
stake boat to be rounded on the home
stretch was placed nearly opposite Market
The Commodore's boat gave
and the yachts got off in the
H. M 8.
3 00 00
3 00 15
3 00 45
3 01 33
2 02 30
3 04 15
3 04 27
The wind was from tbe eastward and the
yachts had a leading breeze. for the race
both down and up tiver, and nothing inter
fered with the fair sailing of the yachts
with the exception that one of the boats ac-'
companying the race sailed immediately
ahead of the fleet and created a ripple tbat
annoyed the smaller boats in the race.
At the finish the boats, passed the line in
the following order:
n. m. b.
L. 4 19 03
4 21 15
4 21 45
4 22 15
4 22 29
4 28 15
4 29 30
Lillian Florence. . . .
Restless .... ......
The actual sailing time of the Vixen, the
winning boat, was one hour, 14 minutes
and 48 seconds. -
Of the second class boats, the Lillian
Florence won the first prize and the Rosa
The race was witnessed by a great many
people who had assembled along the river
front in anticipation of the eveut.
The prizes were presented to! tho winners
last night, by Hon. George Davis, in the
ball room at the City Hall. The throng
was so great, however, that it was impos
sible for the reporter to get near enough to
hear what was said. I
To lie Hanged Jane J7tb. - .;-
Sheriff Manning received a. warrant yes
terday from Gov. Scales for he execution
of John Jones on Friday. lh( 17th day of
next month. Jones was conv cted of bur
glary and sentenced to be hanged by Judge
Meares at the September term! of the Crim
inal Court for this county. Th v case was
taken on appeal to the Supreme Court,
where the decision of tbe lower court was
sustained. The warrant for the execution
is issued by the Governor under recent Leg
islative enactment, which Acquires this
course to be pursued, without remanding
the prisoner for sentence to the lower court
Cotton Movement. I
The weekly statement compiled at the
Produce Exchange shows the receipts at
this port from the beginning of the crop
year to May 21st, to be 133,313 bales;
against 101,042 bales for the same time last
year; an increase of '2.271 bales.
The receipts for the week ended yester
day are 71 bales, against 272 bales the same
week last year.
Petitions for and Against Suspension
of the Long and Sbort Haul Clause.
Washington, May 19.-1-Mr. H. Col
brand, freight agent of the Queen & Cres
cent Railroad system, appeared before tbe
Inter-State Commerce commission to-dav.
in connection with the application of that
system to have the fourth section of the
Inter-State law permanently suspended.
C. W. Bryant, representing water line
interests of Louisiana, gave notice of his
intention to reply. t : -
A petition from the Atlantic & N. C. R.
R. Co. was received, asking suspension of
the fourth section of tbe act, so lar as it at
fects Morehead City, N. C.J and Kinston,
N. C. The road meets water competition
at these places. !
The Commissioners received to-day
telegram from a committee representing the
Western and Southwestern j water lines out
of Cincinnati, denying that they control
and fix rates to western and southwestern
competitive points. The committee asserts
that such rates are "governed absolutely and
entirely by the rates and tariffs of the
Louisville & Nashville Railroad Co., the
Cincinnati and Southwestern Railroad, the
O & M. Railroad Co.. the C. & O. Rail
road Co.. and tbeir western and southwest
ern connections. The committee, therefore,
ask the Inter-State Commission to rescind
the order of suspension of section 4, and
make the railroads conform to the will of
the people as expressed in the Inter-State
Commerce DHL - .
The Commission went into secret session
this afternoon, and spent several hours in
an informal talk with Mr. Albert Jrink,
commissioner of the trunk lines, as to op
erations of the law.its effects upon railroads,
etc. The conference was entirely informal,
the Commissioners desiring to get addition
al light upon the attitude of .the railroads as
to the law. Mr. Fink favored permanent
suspension of the fourth section, wherever
necessary to meet competition.
A Town Almost Entirely Destroyed
by Fire. - - .. : , - .
By Telegraph to the Moraine Star.)
Chicago, May 21 . A Times' special
from Cannon Falls, Minn.; says: This city
was almost entirely -destroyed by fire last
night. Twenty-five business houses were
destroyed. "Only a small portion of the
business part: is left Loss estimated at
$260,000. ."V:"-V" :-::: ". ;-
i Chicago. May '21. The JournaTs Ne-
gaunee special says: "Further particulars
of the burning of Lake Linden nave oeen
received. The losses are now estimated at
million and a quarter to a million and
a half dollars, with 700.000 insurance,
Negley & Trelase and William Harris are
the principal losers, each losing about $85,
000. All the stamp mill and smelting works
were saved. Not nearly so many men will
be thrown out of work as at first reared.
. - i I :
,-a.,r-J': ; ii VIRGINIA. ; . f
The General Assembly and tbe Agents
of Foreign Bondholders-memorial
Day at Norfolfc.
Py Telegraph to the Morning Star.
RlCTTlfONTlMav 10 Ttnlh
Legislature to day adopted a preamble and
resolution setting forth that agents of for-
eicrn- bondhnlttera fMeiura Thra-ninn .n,l
Braithwaite) have issued a circular contain
ing euiiemeais at variance witn we nnal re
port of the joint committee made to the
General Assembly, and calculated to make
luijjicMjiuu auu prouuee controversy
n facts Which rpll nmnrrert in thn -taint
conference, and appointing a joint commit
tee to i e amino - on 1,1 r)
thereon as to the truth of said statements j
Nortot.1t. Mdv 10 TVi
morial Dav here, and war rlhrtivi .nih
great pomp and ceremony under the aus
pices of; Pickett-Buchanan Camp of ex
Confederate Veterans Thn military and
civic organizations made an impressive
paraae, and at the cemetery an original
poem was read and an oration delivered by
Mavor Baker P. Lee. Gov. l nnn hit
staff reviewed the procession and took part
. Al . .
iu me ucremomcB ai i,ne graves or aead ex
Confederates. , 4
Richmond ' Mv an onv Ta in
officially notified the General Assembly 1 of
uo ucaui oi ei-cfov. ryni. jamitn, ana
soon thereafter resolution! in rwirww in i h
memory of the deceased were adopted j in
wnn nouses, ana an adjournment ordered.
- The remains of the venerable Virginian
reached this city at 3 p . m. , and were met
at the depot by a joint legislative committee
and escorted to the Capitol, where they lav
oiaie unui o p. m. i ney win be interred
Hollvwood Cemetarv -with militnrir
honors; . - .
Richmond, May 20. A joint resolution
was nassed in thn Rrnnl l.n.rl atr roo farm
ing the determination of the Stat? to stand
kll.A MDUJI.I 1 i ,
uj uiejl xiuuieuerger law, ana caning on
the people to pay their taxes in money bo 4
not in roil nnn H Th( reanlntinn am h
sequently communicated to the House: but
l:l .:i i
was laiu uvci.uuui to mUIIQW,
All Outstanding Three Per Cent.
Bonds Called for-PresIdent Cleve
land Going on a Fishing Excursion.
j By Telegraph to the Moraine Star :
Wabhihgton. May 20. Secretary Fair
child will this afternoon issue a call for all
outstanding three per cent, bonds, amount
ing to about S17.000.000. The call I will
mature July 1st. The circular offering to
redeem i uncalled bonds of the three per
cent, j loan on presentation has been re
voked and,no more bonds will bs redeemed
before maturity. J
Secretary Fairchild to-day issued the one
hundred and forty-ninth call for bonds for
redemption, being for three per cents, and
amounting to $19,717,500. The concluding
paragrapn ot the circular is emphasized
and is given herewith : "As the bonds called
by this circular include all those of the act
of July 12th, 1882, heretofore uncalled, cir
culars of Augustl30th and September 15th,
1886, authorizing the presentation of un
called bonds for redemption, are hereby re
scinded.! None of the bonds called by this
circular win oe redeemed before maturity.
xniotner respects tne circular is in the
Washington. May 20. Secretary Fair-
child said this afternoon that the bonds to
be redeemed nnder this circular will be ap
plied to the sinking fund requirements of
the next fiscal year, but beyond that noth
ing has yet been determined with regard to
the financial policy of the department du
ring the first six months of the next fiscal
year and before the meeting of Congress
Washington, May 20. The President.
accompanied by Mrs. Cleveland, Mrs. FoN
som and Colonel and Mrs. Lam on t, will
leave Washington for haranac Lake, N.
Y next Thursday for a fishing tripj The
party expect to be absent about ten days.
By starting at this comparatively! earljj
date, it is believed that better fishing can)
be had and. as the , usual summer crowds
of visitors will not be in the Adirondacks,9
there will be more favorable opportunity
for much needed rest. j
Washington. May 21. The President
"issued an order to-day changing and con
solidating tbe number of internal revenue
districts throughout the country. Districts
distributed in the Southern States are affec
ted by this order in the following manner:
The district of Mississippi is consolidated
witn the district ot Louisiana. 1 he three
present districts of North Carolina are rear
ranged and divided into two districts, to be
known as the fourth and fifth districts of
North Carolina The fourth district of
Virginia is consolidated with the sixth dis
trict of Virginia. Under this" ordef of re
organization the following districts will be
abolished and tbe collectors thereof relieved
from service: District of Nevada, district
of Rhode Island, second district of Illinois,
rout th district of Illinois, eleventh district
of Indiana, fourth district of Iowa,! district
of If Delaware, tenth district cf Massachu
setts, district of Mississippi, fourth
district j of Missouri, district of Maine,
district of Vermont, third district of New
Jersey, fifteenth district of New York,
sixth district of North Carolina, sixth dis
trict of Ohio, nineteenth district of Penn
sylvania, twenty -second district of Penn
sylvania, first district of Texas, fourth dis
trict of Virginia, third district of Wiscon
sin, sixth district of Wisconsin. I In all
twenty-two districts. Commissioner Milr
ler Bays that the new arrangement of dis
tricts will not in any manner interfere with
the convenience of the tax-payers, and will
save to the Government more than $100,
000 annually. It is said to be the intention
to require such collectors aa are now occu
pying rented offices to remove to Govern
ment buildings in all cases where it is prac
ticable; and it is also probable that other
changes will be made which will insure
still greater economy and efficiency in the
management of this branch of the Govern
ment service. The order of consolidation
was carefully considered, and was agrtxd
upon by the President, the Secretary of the
Treasury, and the Commissioner of Internal
Acknowledgment of Resolutions Ap'
'proving bis Veto of Dependent Pen
Wilmington, Del., May 21. The
Every Evening prints to day the following
autograph letter from President Cleveland :
j j. Executive Mansion,
I j, Washington. May 18, 1887.
Mr. TP. J. Robelin, Quartermastert Wilming
ton. Del: I
Dear Sir: I am in receipt of your letter
Of the 7th inst., transmitting tbe hand
somely engrossed resolutions of Gen . U. 8
Grant Post No. 13, . approving of my ex
ecutive action in vetoing the Dependent
Pension bill. 1 beg to express througb
you to the members of the Post my appre
ciation of their endorsement, and my
thanks for the courtesy manifested in, the
form ot their approval. 1 . ,?. j
I It sometimes happens that official cob1
duct clearly demanded by imperative obli
gation of public duty is made difficult by
counter-influences, and - the inclinations
which grow out of sympathy, or the dis
position to follow with ease and comfort
the apparent current of popular opinion.
Those of our citizens not holding omce.
and thus entirely free from the solemn ob
ligation of protecting the interests of the
people, often fail to realize that their pub
lic servants ore to a large extent aeoarreu
in their official action from indulgence of
those charitable impulses, which in private
life is not only harmless but commendable.
While depreciation should be regarded
as one of the stern incidents of faithful per
jformance . of official duty, and while it
Should be endured with tbe resignation
arising from an unfaltering faith in the ul
timate justice of the American people, it is
nevertheless gratifying to receive such ex
pressions; as are contained in the resolu
tions now before mo. 4
Yours, very truly,!
ri Beaufort Record: Tbe men
haden fishermen caught on an average last
week! 250,000 per day.
N. V. Presbyterian; Mr. Cbas.
D. Price, of Richmond, Va., i of lhe latt V
Senior class, and a graduate of Union
Theological Seminary, goes this moatb to
a new and promising field in Orange Pres
bytery, made UP of Warrcnton: Litttr.trii
' Shelby New JEra: Favorabln
crop reports continue to come hi froth ail
points of this and neighboring counties. It
is universally conceded that never before
have the farmers of this section worked,
more thoroughly and intelligently ihnu
they aro this year. i ; .
Washington Oasette: At a let
cation took place at Hunter's Bridge,! this
county, last Saturday, between Georgu
Tankard and some one whose name we did
not learn. Mr. Tim Midyelt, in trying U
prevent bloodshed, was himself cut bv
Tankard, it is supposed fatally. j '
- Wadesborb Messenger: Almost
every day the Wilmington Stab contains
articles that we ' would gladly present i
our readers, but the present size of lht
Messenger prevents their publication in
whole, and to abridge them would destroy
tbeir symmetry and do injustice to: that."
Greensboro Patriot: Thp to
bacco trade in Greensboro for tho past week
has been very heavy. Messrs Wil
liams & Co., of this city, sold Mr. T. II.
Cook, Superintendent of Oak Dale Manu
facturing Co , at Jamestown, 50,000 feet or
lumber Wedcesday.for a large cotton facto
ry to be built at Jamestown, with work to
commence next month.
Warrenton Gazette: By thU
time last year hundreds of bales pf hay
and bags of. corn were brought through
our town from Northern markets. So far
this year we have seen none sold here from
a distance. Some of our ladies sent
flowers to Norfolk last Monday, to be usel
in decorating tho graves of the Confederate
dead. It was both a duty and ar pleasure
Raleigh Advocate: Mr. Juliun
S. Carr abounds in liberality. He has re
cently contributed one hundred dollars to
wards repairing the Methodist Church in
Tarboro, N, C, and a few days ago! he au
thorized Rev. J. T. Harris, Presiding Elc r
of tbo New Bern District, to put a j bell io
the new St. John's Church, of Go dsboro.
N. O, and draw on him for the amount
necessary to do it.
Milton Advertiser: Mr. Samuel
P. Brandon, who lives about five miles east
of Milton, died very suddenly Tuesda
night, j Col. J. W. Cunningham has,
we are informed, contributed $50 towards
Calvin Wiley fund. Dr. Wiley waS a good
and noble man, and we hope the fund be
ing raised will be rapidly swelled. Col. C,
is an Episcopalian. He and Dr. W. were
warm friends. Stab.
Salisbury Watchman: Work at
the Hoover Hill mine, in Randolph county
which was a regular producer for several
years, -was stopped a month ago. There is
at present no probability of reviving it.
We learn of one man in this county
who brought his tobacco to market; and was
so disappointed with the prices; realized,
that he went home and ploughed up his
tobacco field (already set out in! tobacco)
and put the field in corn.
Henderson Gold Leaf: Mr,
W. A.- Montgomery, of Warrenton, bouch
five acres of land five years ago and put n
hi grapes. He has just had an j offer ol
$100 per acre for its yield this year.
Messrs. Strauae & Raub, of Richmond,
have bought a lot in Henderson and wi!
soon have erected thereon a large tobacci
factory. It will be of brick, 40x125 feet,
four Btories high. The negifo Albert
Taborn, tried last week at Granville cour .
for burglary and attempted rape, jwas con
victed and sentenced to be hanged Satur day
June ISth. Sheriff B. F. BuliocU.
and Mr. Herndon Hunt, of Granville, took
four prisoners to the penitentiary Monday,
They were Allen .Meadows, eight years;
Charles Powell, four years; Sid lRodgers.
three years; Lawson Daniel, one year. All
negroes except the first named, and all f or
larceny. I .
Uharlotte Chronicle: it is rek
ported in some of the papers that Senator
Vance is at the head of an anti-Cleveland
movement in this State. This is a joke
some paper has started on our
The Hornets Nest Riflemen
appeared in their new uniform and attract
ed a great deal of admiration. I The
afternoon trains brought in the following
companies: Columbia, 40 men; I Anderson
Hook and Ladder, 2U men; Anderson reel
team, 20 men; Anderson Juvenile Band,
15 men; Athens red team, 25 men. !
Winston. May 19. A negro man, to-dav.
entered the house of Coca Joyce, a woman
of disreputable character, who hvesin tho'
northwestern portion of town, and after
locking the door, attempted to assault heir.
when she drew a revolver ana the negro
ran. The woman followed mm to tne door
and fired at him, the ball taking effect in
the thigh of another negro standing near
who he had pulled in front of him for pro
tection. I . I
Asheville" Citizen: Mrs. Caro
line Mclke was born in Wilmington, N.
O, on the 25lh of January, 185S, and died
in Asheville, N. C, on the 13th of May,
1887, Her remains were interred in ltivei -
side Cemetery on the 17th of May. -h
Mr. J. A. Rumple, of the firm of Rumple
& Williams, doing a merchandizing busi
ness, corner or ri. Alain ana Utasi streets,
dropped dead yesterday morning in tils
store, heart disease being thej immediate
cause of death. Mr. R. was about 54 years
of Bge, and highly esteemed! We
learn, on good authority, that bne of the
brothers Crawford, whose marrying es
capades in Rutherford- county were re
cently noted in our State news Columns, re .
cently turned up in Henderson, couhty
where he obtained work in a soapstom:
quarry. In a few days his marrying pro
pensities overcame mm, ana ne ran away
with tbe daughter of a most respectable
citizen. A young man at the Ashe -
ville Furniture Factory had the! miafortu.no
yesterday of having his band caught in
some of the machinery and badly lacerated.
Raleigh Visitor: About tbo
middle of last March Albert Taborn, col
ored, was arrested in Granville county on
the charge of entering tbe residence of h
prominent physician in that county and at
tempting an aseault on his wife. Hojwr.3
brought to this city and lodged in jail for
safe keeping. Last week he was taken back,
to Oxford for trial, and was arraigned on
Friday last before Judge Phillips. A jury
was obtained late in the afternoon of the
same day and the trial proceeded with until
a late hour Satnrday night, when it was
concluded and given to the jury. The jury,
after remaining out ten or twelve hours,
brought in a verdict of guilty) of burglary,
and was sentenced this morning to be
hanged. The jury Was composed of I ten
colored and two white men. . Congressman-elect
John Nichols will accom
pany the Governor's Guard tojWashington.
It now appears probable that that company
will be the only one from this State in the
National Drill. Capt. Engelhard and Lieut.
Williams will be the officers. I Frank,
the 13-vear old son of Mr. Ri ey Privett of .
Little River township, Wake county; got
overheated and drank too much cold water
late on Saturday afternoon last. About 12
o'clock tbat same night he whs taken with
violent pains and remained so until early
Sunday morning, when death relieved bim
of his intense suffering,
j Raleigh News- Observer: Tho
penitentiary had an accession of. six mem
bers yesterday, three from Granville! and
three from Polk. It js understood
also that the new new oil company, recent
ly organized principally in Charlotte (with
a capital stock, of several million dollars
and which has already contracted for tho
machinery necessary to completely furnish
and equip eight mills of onoj hundred and
fifty tons per day each to bo built in tho
South, is contemplating erecting one Of tbe
mills in this city. A singular case was
decided by Judge Clark Bt Cumberland
court last week. A merchant who had not
been prompt in paying railroad freights was
notified by the company to pay up or there
after freight on goods shipped to or by him
would have to be paid in advance. He did .
not pay up, and thereupon the company
notified all its agents to receive no frerghti
directed to him unless prepaid. He alleged .
that this was a discrimation and sued for
$10,000 damages. Judge Clark dismissed
the action. The case will !go to the Su
preme Court. Henderson. May! 16.
Yesterday at Townesville, I this county.
John Norwood and Lewis Strum, bbth of
them white, became involved in a difficulty
about Strum's taking np stock running at
large. Norwood shot Strum, who died last
night and is reported to have fli tho
county, . j ;