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combe Guards held their annual election
for officers on Friday. . Capt. C. W. Jeff
revs was re-elected, as was First Lieutenant
W. H. Powell. N. J. Burnett was elected
Second Lieutenant and Rev. J,' A. Leslie
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TI1K PEOPLE AND THB BRITISH
grSTKKI. . ;
There is one fundamental errqf to
be found in all of the Mngwnmp'and
Civil Service Democratic , organs.
They assume that the; only way to
secure efficient, prompt, honest
cliarge of duty and to have the, ron
tino bii.-iDfss well attended to is j by
making men stand j examinations.
The President, bis Cabinet, and j Ae
cliitf assistants in all the- Depart
ments can bo capable and honest and
efficient without any i test, without
any examination by a Commission,
but it in impossible to find men to nil
.1 - I . J . ".!!
me tower acu comparatively un
portaat offices with satisfaction with-
um un '.iiutuauon in nuzions.
This is a stupendous humbug.
Government was more economically
and efficiently administered before
the war than now, and the British
System of Life Tenure had not I been
dreamt of as a possibility in I, the
United States. j ' f
Then it is assumed again that
mocrals are not as capable as
publicans, and, therefore, they; must
be examined before they are allowed
to hold certain inferior' offices while
the offices are in the possession of
thousands of Republicans who jbave
never stood an examination, i. :j;
The mass of the American people
desire and demand honest, just, equi
table, economical government, j but
they are not satisfied that the way to
secure it is by a travelling Commis
sion. The people are deceived by
the clap trap of newspapers thai try
to win a poor cause by cheap flings
and political slang. If they jean
write "spoilsmen" they think I hey
have presented an argument that is
irrefutable and that' will bear' any
strain. The Democrats say j .hat
their party has won the battle jijfter
twentyfi.ve years fighting. They
.say that the offices of the country
during that long period have been
exclusively in the hands of the R
publican, who abased their privIege,
piled up mountains of debt, wasted
f.ha HOAnlfl'j m rvnaxr our? t1ana1 rtLmA
burdens upon them. They say that
there are as capable, as responsible,
as honest, as faithful Democrats' to
fill the offices as there are Republic
cmm, ar.d that it is but fiir and just,
thit they Hhonld come into poer.
Tljey nay it is wise,, proper, and
agreeable to all precedents that a
Djmocratio victory should be follow
edj by a Democratic Administration,
and a Democratic Administratio 1 to
bej cfilcient and satisfactory mast be
through agents that are faithful and
devoted to Democratic principles
aid policy and traditions. .Tb t is
what sound Democrats say.
In a year the two partjes willj have
to mar-ili al their hosts for battle.
North Carolina will have toNlcj its
part. If the National Convention
Bjiali (Uclare that it is of no iin jor
tance who holds the offices of the
country, whether Republicans or
Democrats, Knights ' of Laboi" or
yreen backers, so the President
the chief places in the' Cabinet
filled by Democrats, then it witl fiave
very material inflaenoe oponj the
piecuon. .1 here will not be! Terv
. ! j
;reat enthusiasm, we ; may suppose,
pon such a platform as that. 1 here
're 111,000 office-holders. I Let it be
jdeclarea that those after j deduct
Pgtwenty or thirty important ones)
Requiring an examination, shall 1 be
jhlled by Democrats, and that all
Ithe others shall be 'filled I by men
taken from the various parties, and
we can not see why the fight shall be
o warm and bold as it has been. I - -We
would be sorry to see the ex
periment made, but thej prospect! is
that it will be made. If made then
Jot the Democrats be consistent. If
t be tried, then let the, State Con
vention follow the Curtis-Mugwump
idea-that all under-officials! -shall
stand an examination before a Coin
m'msion, and that the contest ijhall be
open to all partisans.- The Stab has
JnaiHted that if civil service is so de
Arable and necessary to seoqre effi
ciency in routine business ' that the
"ystem should embrace all -Federal
and State from President and Gov
ernor down. ' .j; v ; j . .
VVhether the people or a majority
of them embrace, or not finally the
British system of Life Tenure, it is
me auty of all newspapers and men
who are opposed to! the viotous. im-
ported,1 unrepublican, undemocratic
system to fight it at every step with
determination and! zeal. If it j is a
wrong system it will not be made a
right system because It i's adopted. ;
'''"'" kditous. ''.:'?r;i.t
The distinguished ' editor of the
Louisville ; Courier-Journal has
right, if any one has, to discus's the
functions and responsibility of an
editor. In a recent article 'he j said :
- "The editor who ia true to his calling
rj Z . ' J,cur ol n18 IlIe recora which
would be hurtful, if not fatal, to campaign
.HU'ycuH. xne eauor wno is nt rornis
callinir is likelv tA hm nnflt fm v.
cause there is betweeii the two the princi
ple of aa irreconcilable antagonism; the
iuuuiuuii vi w one Deing mainly critical,
" " wmci utura I or less conaiructive,
rolitica, no less than Journalism, ia n. hnai.
neas to be learned by regular service and to
bo pursued i consistently.: Otherwise its
.enlevements ana nonors must be but earn
ty vanities.") : ,!. .
In a newspaper experience extend
ing through the decades we have al
ways avoided office and all candl
dacy for Office. In our view a com
petent editor is the equal of any man:
This is not the prevailing view! even
among newspaper men. There are
probably ' no persons in our country
more prone to worship power and
place than men of the press. An ed
itor who is not a politician is a small
man compared with a fellow in office
although, he may have forgotten
more than the politician ever knew
or will ever know, and . has brains
f - j
enough to set up j a half dozen such
men in business" for life. There are
editors all Over th country who! would
think Mr. Watterson one of the fore
most men in ' all the land if he was
not connected with a newspaper, but
was in the Senate and displayed one-
fourth of j the ability, the learning,
the accomplishments, the devotion to
sound policy and principle, and the
dash and j vigor 'j and eloquence and
thought that distinguish his con
tributions to tho; Louisville Oourier
Journal. J If editors regard their
brethren as so inferior to office-holding
and offioe seeking politicians how
may it be expected that others shall
regard them? ;
So far as we are concerned we be
lieve that in the past such men as
James Watson Webb, Henry J,
Raymond, Horace Greeley Joseph
Gales, John M.j Daniel, John Hamp
den Pleasants,1 Oliver P, Baldwin,
Roger A. Pryor, John" orsyth,
George D. Prentice, Thomas Ritchie,
Patrick Henry Aylett, Hugh Pleas.
ants,' and others that . might be
named, were among the most potent
intellectual batteries of their time,
and were equal to the promi
nent men in their several States
who were so influential. We
believe that there are scores of men
to-day in the newspaper business of
the country who are intellectually the
peers of their most distinguished fel
lows. They are doinir a work that
would soon empty the vessels of moBt
of the leaders in politics. ' The point
we would make is: that newspaper
men must learn to estimate their
oraftsmen at their proper j worth if
they would pass themselves for what
they are worth. 1
We have noticed through the years
that when papers began to enumerate
illustrative able men that j they fell
back on the politicians or the bar.
And yet-we do not know of many
men in North Carolina who have the
information, the learning or the
ability of Peter M. Hale,wbbse health,
we so much regret to know, is so
very infirm. How many public men
in North Carolina can measure brains
with the present Secretary of State ?
What man in Western North Caro
lina exhibits from year to year more
ability and information than John D.
Cameron, of j the Asheville Citizen f
But why enumerate ? We can name
a dozen men who are or were editors
that are men of capacity and reading
and scholarship and who are abler
men than most of the politicians they
so of ted puff ad nauseam. f
Let the editors have more regard
for their own profession and the peo
ple will have more regard for them.
No man ever gets credit j beyond his
own figures! . If he writes as if he
thought an editor was a sort of in
ferior animal, useful it maybe, con
venient somewhat, a friendly pack-
horse, if yon please, but. after, all of
not much consequence or force in the
world, then the publio will accept
the estimate and stamp all editors as
common-place, . tenth-rate fellows.
They will look upon you as a pre-
tentious fellow without
real parts or
merit of any kind. We believe that
an editor who is a man j of capacity,
of information, of common-sense, of
earnest conviction and jof high con
scientiousness is the peer of any man
that walks the earth, and is one of
the most useful and necessary. .
There is a rumor in New York
that Dr. McGlynn has purchased a
ticket for Liverpool, ,1s, he going to
Rome? ' - I
A large number of Americans were
io.the Opera Comique,bnt fortunately
all escaped injury. "
vv e noted a week or; more agro an
editorial in our esteemed neighbor,
the iT." C. iVe85yman,relative to the
starting of a new Quarterly Meview.
The old one . expired some time ago
at Columbia. v It has been deter-!
mined to Issue the new one from At
lanta. It will represent of course the
theological views of the Southern
Presbyterians and iwill-be scholarly
and able. : The names of the editors
are ample guarantee of fidelity to
their - denominational - views ' and
policy, to the - Southern: people and
to God.': - Among them are Rev. B.
M. Palmer, D. D.J of ;New Orleans;
Rev. J. L. Girardeau, D. D., of Col
umbia, S. C, Drs. "Strickler, Barnett
and Craig, of- Atlanta, Smoot and
Dabney, of Texas, Peck, of Virginia,
Long, of Arkansas, and other emi
nent divines and Bcholars.
. We notice that 'the very able Rev.
Dr. C. K. Vaughan,of Lexington,Va.,
spoke against the majority report in
the Presbyterian General Assembly.
He said, among other things:
I "He thought the church could not change
its relations as quickly as business men and
politicans. There were three different re
ligious differences between the ; Northern
and Southern churches, doctrine and, vice
versa, 'political and ecclesiastical ' policy.
The speaker was opposed to allowing such
a wide latitude to women as in the North
ern churches. He laid particular stress
upon the color line and after a time he Said :
Our people, from Virginia to the Gulf. will
not have their relations with the colored
race decided by the Northern church. The
church must teach that slavery was a moral
relation, not necessarily a civil institution.'
He would as much expect to revive slavery
in the days of Ramesees as now.- If it was
in his power to revive slavery now he
would not. He advised th9 assembly to be
careful and go slow."
Dr. Deems spoke to three thousand
people" at Hopkinsville, Ky., on the
23d instjv A dispatch to the Louis
ville Courier Journal says: y
I "Dr. Deems' classic address of the Taurs
day previous proved a strong advertisement.
Leading citizens aad numbers of the local
ministry occcupied the platform. The
Choirs of the different churches joined in
soDg. Dr. Deems reproached the positive
ism of modern skeptics as giving no expla
nation of the apparent disorder, crime and
Suffering of human life. , The more Huxley
and Btuart Mill tried to solve the wherefore
of human life withont the aid of the Bible,
the blacker became the darkness. He who
believes only what he knows can tell his
Creed in the millionth of a second. The
only solution of life and escape from its
evils was found in the atonement of Christ.
He was the greatest manifestation of love
the world ever knew. Self-sacrificing love
is greater than : omnipotence. To know
Christ is our greatest wisdom."
The minority committee in the
Southern Presbyterian Assembly
were, as we supposed, entirely against
organic union. The difficulties in
the way ate not sectional, as many
suppose, but of a more serious -character.
In their report they say:
I "We are of opinion that difficulties in
the way of an organic or co-operative
union are so numerous and of so serious a
nature that they cannot be removed. They
arise mainly out of the fact that the two
churches are not agreed in matter of either
principle or policy. - The plea that the two
nave tne same 'confession of faith' may be
fully met by the simple statement that all
evangelical denominations have the same
Jfrotestant Bible, but the difference in one
case as in the other, arises out of the inter
pretation of the teaching of the two books."
At the Episcopal Convention of
Long Island Rev. Mr. Geer did some
plain and no doubt needed talking
as to the public schools. A report
says 'that he j "vigorously denounced
the publib schools as being worth
less so far as- regarded their efficacy
in teaching the truths of Christian
ity," and said, the schools "are be
coming worse as the days go on."
The Crown Prince is liable to a
relapse. ' The official statement con
cludes as follows: " i
Dr. Mackenzie operated with laryngeal
forceps, and successfully removed a for--ein
growth from the Prince's throat, but
tne ranee remains liable to a relapse from
a return of the tumor in a worse form."
Mr. Cable was in Richmond, Va.,'
on Wednesday, and the State savs
"he was not noticed at all." It addsi
He can look for no svmDatbv from
Southern audiences, and coldly as he has
been received in Richmond he will proba
bly meet the same reception elsewhere. " j
Ex Senator Piatt, President of the
Board of Quarantine Commissioners,
has written to Gov.: Hill that he is
willing to voluntarily retire in favor
of Col. Fred Grant. I . , .1- i
Editor O'Brien has sufficiently re
covered to travel. He was in Albany,
N. Y., on Thursday. He was intro
duced to the ; Legislature and was
greeted with enthusiastic applause.
A Sensation Among (be Darkles.
Colored circles in the southern part of
the city are very much agitated over a sin
gular occurrence that took place Friday
afternoon last, on Castle street, jiear Ninth,
regarded . by many persons ' as a di
rect manifestation . of Divine displeasure
and warning, t On the day mentioned, as
the etcry goes, Anna Granger, a colored
woman, was ridiculing and. mocking an
other woman who was singing a hymn j
Suddenly she felt a burning sensation in
the palm of her left hand, and on examina
tion found a .singular discoloration that
gave .'her no little uneasiness and
alarm. The words" "The Church of
God," in blood-red capital lettecs, appeared
plainly, in a half circle on the lower part
of the palm. The woman screamed and
carried on at such a rate that the whole
neighborhood soon gathered, and from that
time on the excitement increased rapidly.
Friday night there were great crowds of
people in the house ami vicinity until a late
hour, .and all day yesterday persons throng
ed the place, anxious to see the phenom
enon. Everybody was permitted to loe I
ai ine woman s nana, ana ine greater num
ber of those who inspected . it were very
much impressed, few persons being willing
to admit that the whole thing is probably a
numoug. ' i , ;
Deatb i of Mr. B. V.- Bryan.
1 Mr.: B, F. Bryan, formerly a conductor
Oh the w.;oJ & Av R.; and recently a
member of the police force of this city, was
iounu aeaa in nis Dea yesterday morning.
about 8 o'clock, at his boarding house, the
residence of Mr. Samuel Hall, on North
Fourth' "street! near Walnut. i Mr. Bryan
retired ri'riday. night about 11 w'clock, ap
parently in good heilth.Hi8 death is sup.
posed to have resulted from heart disease
During the forenoon an inquest was held,
the coroner's jury consisting of Thos. H.
McKoy, i J. p. McEacbern, J; MY Mc-
Gowan. J. H,' Harriss, 8. Hill and T. .
Scott. jThe verdict was that the deceased
sauw tu uis ueaiu iroiu natural causes.
; Mr., i Bryan was ; born in Brunswick
county, but has made this city his home
for many years. He was. nearly 58 years
old and a wido wer, his wife, a daughter of
the late Junius Gardner, having been dead
about eighteen months. The deceased
served; throughout the r late war "in ' the
famous Washington Artillery, of New Or
leans, La and was a eallaot soldier. His
funeral will takeplaco this luormijg -'.aill
o'clock from the residence of ; Mr. Samiel
Hall, on Norh Fourth street. . " '
Carfjrinz nonblo. ,---Vi;:
Yesterday afternoon two little Bears un
dertook' to practice equestrianism on a
Texas! pony, i Fourth street was the trains
ing ground, and a brigade of small boys wit
nessed ttre ; performance. Texas., moved
very nicely until ha reached a point
the Howard Relief engine house.
he mended his gait very perceptibly.
one of jthe little-Bears fell off. On he
went, and when be got to Dock and Fourth
the other little Bear fell .off. ' Texas evi-
dently had no fancy for Bear-back riders;
so when he found that be was relieved of
his double-tax he pricked ud his ears:
whisked his narrative and made quick time
for hisst&blo. We are glad to say that the
little pears were not hurt
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Tb Mew Dally
We take the following from the Golds
boro Messenger.' It comes from Mr.' Bonitz
himself, and is the; ef ore reliable:
T IVll fifc ftt. tlpfif: AnmA Ilia mans rl)iAiiV
lous rumors concerning tbe contemplated
removal of this paper, we copy the follow
ing very nearly accurate item from the Ra-
1 ..: tit... mi.
iciKuj jMewf-KHjterver: i ue siocs company
which will publish the new daily morning
paper in : Wilmington has been organized
with a capital stock of $35,000. Mr. J. A.
Bon It Z mi tain Ihn flnllahnm "Mpwnntu at
$18,000 (and retains all debts and accounts
due him) and the syndicate puts in the re
maining $17,000 in cash. Mr. Bonitz there
fore holds a controlling interest in the con
cern. The paper will be issued about the
22d of June, and will be an eight-page
sheet, containing first reports and midnight
telegrams. ( It is a new departure in North
Carolina journalism, and its appearance is
looked for with interest. .
Interesting tetter.- -
The Fayetteville Observer has a well writ
ten and interesting letter from CapL W,
M. Parkerj of this city, which abounds in
high but merited praise of the Fayetteville
Independent Light Infantry and its com
mander, ftdptain Parker was for many
years a citizen of Fayetteville, from which
place he went into the lata war as a mem.
berof the La Fayette Light Infantry. The
Captain is warmly attached to tbe old town
and its good people, and especially to its
galiant soldiers. ' v
To lb New Klaslf tralM .
If any of. the magistrates appointed by
the last Legislature have failed to qualify
they had better, do so at once. If they do
not qualify before June 5th the places wil-
be declared vacant This is a matter of
great importance in all counties which
hayo Republican Clerks of the Superior
Court, as these Clerks are authorized to fill
all vacancies. We suggest that as much
publicity as possible be given this informa
tion, t ,
:. K, itandajr School Convention. :
The Sunday School Conference which
has been in session for several days at
Bouthport adjourned last night, to meet
next year at McGee's. The following offi
cers were! elected for the coming year: A.
Jj Johnson, President; S. P. Thorp. Vice
President, and Dr. Culbreth. Secretarv.
There was great interest manifested through
out the meeting and good fruits will an-
doubtedly result therefrom.
lly result therefrom,
. J r . t '
I Messrs. Paterson. Downinir & Co. cleared
the Norwegian barque Lufra yesterday.
with 4.470 harrth of rosin, valued at
$4,658 I : , ' ' -
Messrs.' IE Pt-schau & We'stermann
cleared the Norwegian barque Chapman.
for Sietiia. with 4,526 barrels of rosin.
alued at-$4.80O. . L.;
An exchange states that the stockholders
of tbe Messenger at Wilmington havo gunr
anteed to editor Bonitz an advertising pa
tronsge of $20,000. The advertisements of
the Raleigh News from all sources used to
be about $4,000, of wnich about $3,500
was from North Carolina; the advertising
patronage of the 'Observer used to be
about J $3,000, of which about $2,000
was from North Carolina. The Wil
mington Stab, we understand, charees
very high rates, and its advertising patron
age in that commercial metropolis is, we
suppose, about $6,000. We have ' heard
that the Wilmington stockholders prom
ised i $3,000 advertising patronage instead
of $20,000,as onr exchange has it. We esti
mate that the ; nnmber of North Carolina
people who subscribe to daily papers tak
ing dispatches, is about 4,500. The ex
penses of such a paper as the Charleston
Vouner are about $75,000 a year. The ex
penses of such a paper as the Wilmington
BtabJ we suppose, are above $30,000. We
would like to see great big papers in every
town in North Carolina, but it takes an ad
vertising patronage of $30,000 or $40,000,
such as only a lance commercial city can
afford, and not less than 5,000 daily sub-
scrioers to keep afloat such a paper as tne
Charleston Courier. The Charleston Cou
rier, I with its 6,000 daily subscribers, has
never been able to furnish its naner for less
than ten dollars a year, although it issues a
suaaay ; edition separate from its daily.
which is relatively very profitable.
.newspapers are maintained by wage-
earners, not by capitalists; by the many,
not tne iew. unaneston, Havannan, At
lanta. Augusta, Macon and other places
where factories and workshops distribute
wages among, the people whose weekly
earnings enable them to support their fami
lies ana men mauige in a newspaper are ame
to maintain only one morning paper. Rich
mond has the . Dispatch; and the Whigr on
which a exeat deal of monev has been lost.
last year was revived as a morning paper,
nut we ao not know now successful it Has
been under its new management. -'
.untie Doaia cannot venture out into tne.
big seas without danger of being swamped,
and therefore ought to keep near the shore.'
we suppose mat the papers taking the dis
patches in North Carolina, all combined,
ma not last year earn three oer cent, on the
capital invested. - .-.'.. .'
There are several inaccuracies in the
foregoing article, but as a whole it is well
worth reading,, so we .give it in - full.
EorroB Stab. . - v' 1 : "" '
Tbe freldent Gone to tne : Adlron
i. daeba-jrndlclar Anpointment-Trea-
- sury Appointment.
- -r """By TelenaDh to tha Mornlnv Hfar '
WashikotoK, May 26 The Presideni,
owuuisuim oy airs - uieveiana ana Col.
and - Xfra - Tymnet iaii) Ij,..
xhiafternoon for a teu days' visit to -Sara-
.u auiviiuwAs,--. Alio pany
will proceed over the Pennsylvania.' West
Shore and Vermont Central Railroads, and
Will make only the necessary stops on the
- The PresidentAbas Appointed' Hi Henry
Lacombe. of New York, to be an additional
viruun duagein ine second Judicial Cir
cuit. - - ' - - . i
' Wasudsoton, May 28. The President
tp-day appointed L. W.f Reid of Virginia
aaiuwuii iwgnier oi me ireasury. s This
is a promotion. , Keld; was already em
ployed in the Register's office. t
' The f President, accom nanied b v L M ra-
Ckveland aod Col. and Mrs. Lamont, left
here at 4 o'clock this afternoon for Saranac
Lake in the.Adirondacks, in a special car
WW reousyivania railroad. A small
crowd of people, including several military
men. assembled on the portico of the White
uuuiw vj.eee ine pany tase tneir carriages,
bat made no demonstration.- The trip to
the Lake will he made as direct atsd with as
few delays as, possible. All the members
of the party seemed to he in the best of
neaitnand. epirits, and the shot-guns and
fishing tackle included in their baggage
show that they mean to have a pleasant
time. . - .. . -. j.
Washington. May 28 The Richmond
Greys broke camp this morning and left
for home. -They came . here with the un
derstandin? that thev wnnlil nnn,i.
c J vw.u uw. lbUMtU
after they had taken part in the competi
tive infantry drill. Company A, Third N.
C Regiment, also returned - home to-day.
The reason is Ihit mn nf th mumk.
J w. wuw UlblUUCIO
are engaged. in business, and they were un
able to obtaia - leave nf nhiDnm
to-day. - ' f
1 He wealner was superb to-day The
dav was industriously rievnteri in i-ntnnnti.
tive drilling, and the authorities, profiting
oy experieuce aud critictsm, are making the
work very interesting. Seven or, eight
thousand toectatora were in ihn
stand. The competing infantry comD&niea
were the Governor's Guard, of Raleigh. N.
C. : the Louisiana Rifles? - T.ArafllH flmirHi
of New Haven, Conn.; Company "C. First
N. J ; Company B. Washington Light In
fantry; Toledo, Ohio, Cadets, and Company
Three of the comnaniea nr wnrthv nt
special, mention; The Louisiana P Rifles.
Washineton Liirht Infantry r Wash i n ryfnn 'a
crack corns and tha ToMn OaAeta- tha
Toledo meo probably cirrvinz off the
palm. - . i .
Competition for artillery prizes was nar
rowed to two corananien anri Iho ! nntut
consequently was for the first prize of
fi.ouo. l be Petersburg (Va; company
had withdrawn from the contest. Had
there been a third contestant a second
prize or $1,000 would have been awarded.
One company from Indianapolis and one
from Milwaukee driller! trwlav I anno
horses and drivers and also judges of con-
& A. m m - an.
icsi were lurnunea oy tne intra regular ar
tillery. Two guns and caissons were man
ned by the visitin? militia nrl wa rir;ui
by . their own captains. Both acquitted
themselves well. ' .
The rifle competition also came off; 93
entered, hnf nnlr 9X rnmrtul Th. hUht
score of tbe day "was that of Lieut.! Pollard,
Washington Liirht Tnfantrv Pr.il a von
member of the International Rifle Team
which went to Wimbeldon a few vpurn Bern-
83 was scored by Lieut. Bell and orivate
Johnston, of the Continentals, of Wash
ington, D. C. ; private Crossmann, Second
Iowa, and private Steyer, Second Mary
land. The ranges were 200 and 300 yards
to-day. : . ,-. - .." .
WaBHINQTOW. Mat 27 Tn-rtivi
other fine day and a busy one for the sol-
oiersintce National drill. Com Detitions
were in rtroirresa in thnm&in rlnll irmnno
CT " u . ... 1UUUUD
the Athletic Park hsA hnil
the U. 8. Arsenal grounds; the latter 'being
individual competition in rifle shooting.
- The shootinir vpctprrlnir waa t onn wiA
3 . j wuv auu
SOU yards, and to-day at 600 and 600 yards.
uaouv x. viioiu. ui luu IT MUIOWQ J jignt,
Infantry, still heads the list with l a total of
172. Next COmeS Cant. nhinhnTm Rannnrl
Maryland, 167; third, Private Grossman,
Second Iowa, 166; fourth. Private Moring,
Light Infantry Blues, Virginia, 165; fifth,
Private Cash. Waahinrrtnn T.to-hr ' In.
ine inrantry corps which drilled to-day
were the Inrlianannlic: T.iirht Tnf.Atra. A l...
andria (Va.) Light Infantry ; Jackson Rifles,
Jackson. Mich.; Molineaux Rifles, Co. D,
82d N.Y.; Belknap Rifles, of San Antonio,
Texas; tbe San Antonio (Texas) Rifles; Lo
max Rifles, Mobile, Ala. ; Sheridan Guards,
Manchester. N. H. It is difficult to specify
points of excellence or imperfections, but
nomilar svmnafhv Anrl nnniwliitinn c.nmr.A
about equally enlisted by the Lomax Rifles.
oi juuuiic, anu me peianap nines, oi Texas,
With the San Antonio RifltJH (Close after
them. The-TWuwa8 immense knd gener-
oustiroemonstrations of aDDlause. -
Npyt rarn SI hAt.ta.lfnn rlritl h.lvoa. tK.
- . .uu u . . . UV. V T U . l.U
Fifth Rhode Island. Louisville Legion and
Washington Light Infantry. The practice
throughout waa nronounned onnA h mm.
petent judges, and the "opinions of out
siders are about evenly divided &s to their
respective merits. The entertaining feature
or tne aay s pageantry was thef individual
competitive drill, conducted on the country
spelling match principle, which came next
after the battalion competition. . The sixty
competitors weie selected men two from
each -company and they were welcomed,
with cheers as they drew up in line before
the judges. At the very outset the line
was broken by the judges, who retired
eight men for failure to place! their pieces
against their toes at 'order . arms " The
drill was exceedingly severe. -! Four keen
eyed army officers were on the lookout for
errors; traps and pitfalls were set for the
unwary,' and orders came thicker and more
abruptly as the work went on; Now and
then the commander worked his way with
much elaboration up to some point where
it was expected whole dozens would fail,
only to be surprised by a ready, accurate
response from every competitor. One quick
witted boy was seen to make no less than
three errors which went undetected by tbe
judges; another, who was charged by a
tnO reAfiv ilirlcrA . With an airir nf : onma
j 4 O " ... ...W. U . UU.UU
kind, appealed his case to the other judges,
auu mum iue aympamizing snouts oi tne
spectators was sustained, but only to be
slaughtered .two or three minutes later.
The excitement rose to fever heat when
only four men were left standing, to three
of whom prizes must fall. The Belknap
Rifleman was the : first , of these to
go down, and the final I struggle lay
between a Sao Antonio Rifleman, a
Washington Light Infantryman and a ser
geant of the Louisville Legion. The
eyes of the judges detected a petty mis
take on the part of the two latter, and they
directed the. handsome, erect, well-built
Texan to step forward as the winner of the
first prizs. The contest between the re-
mftinincr twn roon 1 toH In erlvino tha oAn?
prize to the Washingtonian and the third
to the Louisville man. The victors in this
contest are private H. G Storcke, San An
tonio liines: Chas. T. Conrad. Com nan v
B Washineton Licht Infantry, and Ser-
ceant J. R. Watrnnfir Horn nan v A Trfinln.
ville Legion. . .. . " i- , . - , ;
Tbe day closed with a dress parade of
the Virginia Brigade, commanded by Gen..
A .3 mi " a t j . .
auuoiKMi. t uey are a uq uouy ox men,
finely eouinruwl tnH driltni anil wnn lih.
eral applause from a throng of about 12,-
wu spectators.' . ... s ; ; .::
WASHrNOTON. May 28. -The weather
to dav was cool, almost chill v. The in
fantry companies competing to-day are:
Company B, First Virginia; Neally Rifles;
Maine National Rifles; Company D, First
Minnesota; Company A,' Fifth Rhode
Island; Company I, Second Michigan;
Butler Guards, of Kansas City; Woosler
City Guards. Ohio, and Fort Wavne Ri
fles, Indiana. None of these made any
better than the aveiage record; the Min
nesota and Washington men doing the best.
TPfWinetltllllftultira In thtt iftM-mum ifamVun
ed the ardor of the spectators and thinned
.1 1 . I'm . . a i
ine crowus, Dut aianot stop tne anning. -
ine caaei ami oegan at a ociock Dy tne
---- , - - ..; .. . : . - - h .--i 1 I
caaets of 'Peekskill. N. Y. : St - John's
Acaaemy. va. ; JSetnoI -Academy, Virginia;
Maryland -Agricultural College; Cayuga
c xora; ,-mjcntgan ! Military
Academy, and, the; Washington High
School boys. These youths are un -der
military instruction of -detailed officers
oi ine regular army, and their manoeuvres
and manual practice though hardly np to
the standard ut-hv m!!itvw m.. u,n..,nrt
seal and a degree of intelligeus appreciation
of soldierly duties which was a surprise to
the spectators. During the drill of tbe St.
uuu a Acaueioy ooys it- oegan to rain in
torrents, but the harder It rained the harder
they drilled,.-and "when the command to
ore lying oown was given, tbey splashed
iuw me wet graaa jiao a lot oi huge frogs
roe -Timers' Strike In KelclnuItaly
ana ins Vatican Opera Comtqne- In
Paris Destroyed by Fire and Rlaay
"V- Br Cable to the Mornins Star.!
. CBU8SKL8 May 28. A seneral strike
nas occurred at tbe Cockerill works.- The
Kiasa woras are obliged to use German
uuai m consequence or the strike amonir
iu iug cui aioincis or .Belgium
and the railroads will soon be obliged todo
VmHivA; May 2dMgrvGaHmTerti. Pa
pal Nuncio here, says that a reconciliation
between tbe Vatican and tha Italian gov
ernment is but a matter offtime. Kiatr Hum
bert, the Queen, Prime Minister Depretis.;
uu many leading uaiiau statesmen are in
favor of it. r : - u ;
Paris, May 26 The bodies of the bal
let dancers who lost th-ir u
ing of tbe Opera Comique last nicht. are
fing in heaps in tbe rum3 of the theatre.
The firemen assr-rt ihit mn Knrt.o.
, . - VUU-CB BIO
lying in the upper galleries. Th8 number
ot persona killed greatly exceed- the num
ber previously estimated An ! rvitori
Crowd Hlirrminr! I.h r.iina tulth .
ed by a military crdon. Majy distressiog
scenes are witnessed.
Pasis May 2ft tin tn9. n m 1 f ..
bodies, in a terribly mutilated condition,
had been recovered from the ruins The
remains are principally those of ' ballet
trirls. choristers anil mhiniata 1 p;..
" . r .w.u.a i . J . U
the bodies are those of elderly ladies, and
uuc ui iucui ib luni or . a cnna l tie fire-'
men lowered some of the bodies from the
fourth 6tory of the theatre by means nt
ropes. By 4 p. m. twecty more bodies had
been recovered and later thia afternoon the
bodies of eighteen lnrl IPft- all i in t r..11
o . t i .u ,u,i
areas, were rounn ltin-7 . tnooihu.
the bottom of the stair-case lending
from tbe second story. These ladies all
had escorts to the theatre, but no remains
of men were found anywhere near where
the women were burned to death. The
walls of the they're twirnn fallir thl.
-" ""J TVU-
ine and search for tha hnHiu. haH k
' " . ,VJ 0
abandoned for the day. The remains of
three men and two women nrr-m funr;
stage box where the victims had taken re
fuge from the flamed. It is ascertained that
many bodies lie buried in the debris in the
upper gaueries, wnence escape was exceed
he government rrnnrwH In plnw nnii
of the Paris theatres because of their defl.
ciency in-exite. The library attached to
the theatre waa entirelv rfpstrnti -nth n
its contents.including many valuable scores.
oi luuuaanu costumes were ourned in the
IN TEtC-S TATE COMMERCE.
Tbe Louisville 4c NasbvlUe Arsnlns
for Relief from tbe Fonrtb Clause.
By Telegraph to the Morning star.
WAflHINOTOW. Mav 9f! a
received bv the Intpr-StatA Pnm
mittee from the East Tennessee Farmers'
Association, stating that the- agricultural
interests of East Ten
discriminated against; by the Railroad
Companies, and praying for a fair trial -of
the Inter-State law for a period of time
sufficient to determine whether nr nn it-
continued enforcement will prove beneficial
or aeirimentai to tne Dusiness interests at
large - : "
WAsnrnGTON, May 27. JS B. Stahl-
man. third vine nreairlfne rf th. T...;a;iiA
r v. u u uuuuiu-o
& Nashville Railroad, appeared before tbe
Inter-Slate Commerce nnmmiaainn ia an-
swer certain statements made by Commis
sioners Fink and Gault of the Queen and
Crescent route. He said that if there was
anv excection anvwhere nn thia -nnti-ont
that called for relief under the fourth sec
tion, tne whole Southern system of rail
roads is that exception. Touching the ap
plication made by his company, Mr. Stahl
man. said that the imnreaainn hurl honn
created that the Louisville & Nashville
wanted relief from nneratinna nf thn laar aa
it affected every point in the country. As
a matter of fact, it sought relief at seven
teen Doints, and at fifteen of them there is
strong water competition. As far as trafr
fic between Kentucky points and Cincin
nati is concerned, Mr. Stahlman suggested
that tbe effect of the application would
be . t cause railroad companies to
open depots at Covington . and New
port, .opposite Cincinnati, - ana maintain
the present competitive rates f rom those
places to Frankfort and other Kentucky
points. By an elaborate statement of rates
Mr. Stfthlmnn snnirht tn nmnn vhat tin
D - - " .vwv.v UL. uo
stvlcd a mistaken imoression to the eftVct
that Southern railroads had deliberately
gone to work to build up the Alabama iron
interest at the expense of other sections of
the country. The rates we-e faicjinri nui.
table and tbe people were satisfied with
them. In answer to tbe chairman, he said
that he was not aware of any necessity for
relief in the matter of pig iron rates on his
own line, but be did desire relief on through
traffic to New York.-
The i hnirmftn fin pit est ert that, aunh an nr.
der would be futile unless other connecting
roaas joined in tne application.
Mr . Stahlman reolied that the Lake TSrie
& Western Railroad was so situated that
it could unite with his road on a $4 rate to
new xorx witnout violating tbe law.
"inen you don t want an order," re
marked Commissioner Walker. .
" Witnpjui renlipri that hta moA vantafl
business and could not make sure that the
comnanv he had mentinneil wnnlri pnnumt
to unite in satisfactory rates. - i
- jut. Btaniman saia that the business or
Birmingham would be crippled if his road
was nhliired to charce much tn Ttirmintr-
ham as it charged to intermediate points.
ine cnairman . mquirea n compliance
with the request for suspension of the
fourth section in the South would not
smount to virtual nullification of the law
in that section of the country t ; - j
Witness replied in the affirmative and
maintained the necessity for such suspen
sion. The people of Alabama, he said.
were not hankerinsr for the enforcement nf
the law. ).
'The chftirniArt remarlrprl ihali ttiA annnla
.of the South seemed to have felt a necessity
ior me law, aa evioencea Dy me action or
Congress. - - w '. -'. ..
- Mr. Stahlman answered that the people
of the South had very little feeling
in the matter. Said he, It was just our
friends in Conzresa who came here and
said 'we will rfde ilnno- nn t.h-a thtno-' a.nA
fa good many of - them were sorry for it,:
Further on in his anrnment Mr Rts.hU
man again animadverted upon the spirit
that had animated Congress when it passed
the lav fTVimfnlaalnAv Rmm Int armntaA
him, to say that such- reflections upon the
; ..11! . . i . .
lairBiuKcuce oi wongreas were not in piace,
and the remarks were lacking in respect
due to the supreme law-making power.
Mr. Stahlman admitted that the point was
well taken, and concluded his argument
without farther incident.
dnltnhinrn Ammta Mr. f! "R.
Aycock will deliver the commencement ad-
Messrs. -W. C. Monroe and C. B. Ay
cock have bought an interest iu the Argus,
snd as nnn u ifNmnlota arroTifTomonta an
be perfected, will together with the present
editor assume control of the paper. We
cannot at present go into details, bnt will
simply announce that the Argus proposes
to supply the needs of our people for a live.
progressive, enterprising, ana interesting
paper. -- : vt','' . Ct -
Tbe SfaooUne orjohn Vindtrbnri Iu
(be Court Room at Roekvllle Possi
4-bly Horrible mistake. V
: L -. CBv Telegraph to tha Morn tne (Star '
-! BT. iiOUIS. Jlav 28 A snec.UI f mm
Rockville, Mo., says the shooting to death
ot iuua vanaerourg m the court . room
yesterday during his preliminarv examin
tion on the charge of outraging Jennie An
derson is now believed to have been a hor
riDie mistake, and notwithstanding she was
uie vicum oi some man s lust and she idea
tifled Vanderburg as the man, yet her idea
uncation : was or that uncertainty that
usually fixes the crime on the first nnra.-,n
arrested, i Vanderburg was cooking for a
cauipias party lour miles trom the scene of
tne outrage at 3 o'clock that afternoon and
at o o clock he was again in camp. Tbe
coroner's jury censured the judge for not
unarming ana watching the Anderson
boys and Ed Evans, from whom something
desperate was expected, and they brought
m a veru.ci oi muraer against Lunt Ander
son and Ed Evans. . The testimony shows
that the I constables were watching these
men, nut were thrown off their guard by
their composed manner while the judge
was reviewing . the testimony. Scarcely
had he pronounced "Hold the defendant in
1,000 bond" than Lint Anderson hrl noht
-two ishots through Vanderburg 's body aod-
tiff's A a t Tanai .
jau x-vauu nrea two more. .Friends of the
murdered man have been found and they
ucuiure luai mey wm prosecute to tbe end.
Gas Explosion at
A Nnmber of
Br Telegraph to the Morning star. .
Chicago. - Mav 28. A 7Vu
irom WellsvtUe, Ohio, says: The Ohio
Valley Gas Co. have been laying gas mains
in me town or JNew t.nmher nnii W
Va. Tuesday night the work was finished!
ana preparations were made to test the
large mains. Before testing it was neces
sary to heat the pipe, in order to make it;flt
ine curve leading to the river. While this
was Deing done and the pipe at white heat.
Home one accidentally . turned on tbe gas.
w nen tne gas reached the spot a terrific ex
plosion occurred, scattering the huee iron
mams in all directions and tearing a large
hole in the eround. . The as which wno
let into the pipo at a pressure of J90
pouuus, lmmeaiateiy toot are and burned
to tne neignt oi twenty feet. Eight work
men and two children fitjinrlino- at tha
point where the exDlosion took nlace. were
terribly burned. Four Italians, names tin-
xnown jwere tnrown twenty feet by the
shock and terribly burned about the face,
head aad hands. Two children, names
unknown, were badly burned. Physicians
n-cio ouuiuioueu irom tne neighboring
vutub mj icuuer aasisiance,
TEBRIBIjE ACCID BNT.
vouision or Trains on tbe Pennsyl
vania . Railroad Elsbt Persons
Killed and many 'Iojnred Graphic
Aeeonnts of tbe Scene by Passeneere,
By TeleKraph to the Mornlnu Star.- j
PrrraBtJBO. ,Pa.. Mav 28 The la'test
reports from the scene of the accident at
Horse Shoe bend, on the Pennsylvania
Railroad, hast night, state that eight weie
killed and six injured. Four were killed
outright, and four others hftm Rinne rlipH .
The ill fated train arrived at Union depot,
in this city, at 4 80 o'clock this morning.
wnu some ninety, passeneere aboard. jFor
four long hours a group of anxious mor
tals paced up and down the passageways,
lingering impatiently and in awful suspense
as to the fate of their friends who bad
taken passage on-the fast line and were! ex
pected to arrive in the city at 11 55 o'clock
last night. Many ware the inquiries of the
depot officials regarding the nature of the
terrible accident, of wnich all bad heard,
but either they could not or would bol five
particulars. Every minute seemed an hour
to thej waiting crowd, and when the shrill
whistle at last signalled the arrival of the
wrecked train, all eyes were turned toward
It. Almost the first person to step from tbe
'train Was Miss McMahon, a school teacher
Jn Florida, who was on her way to her
home) in Bsaver Falls, this State, j Miss
McMahon furnished an account of the aw
ful catastrophe which overtook the fast
line train. The story is best told in her
own words, as follows: j
"I was sitting about the middle of the
second coach from tbe engine. The train
was running at a high rale of epeed when
the accident happened. The shock was
terrific. I was thrown violently against tbe
seat in front of me. The train stopped sud
denly. In a minute all was confusion, and
I was at a loss to know what had happened,
I soon heard shrieks from tbe passengers in
the coach in rear of the one I was in, and I
at once knew that something awful had
happened. I raised the window and looked
out. I The sight, frightened me. The en
tire sides of the two coaches immediately in
rear bf the one I was in were - crushed in.
I could see the passengers clitnbina out over
tbe coal cars lying on the adjoining tracks.
The passengers who were not injured as
sisted in removing the killed and wounded.
It was a sight that I will never forget. Sev
eral Women in the car swooned away when
they' taw what had happened." j
J.! u. Peach, of bellevue, Mifflin county,
this State, was a passenger on tbe third
coach from the smoking car, and related a
graphic account of the heartrending
scenes which followed the death! deal
ing crash. "I was sitting,", he said,
"about four seats to the :." rear of
Dale Graham, when the trains collided.
The t utire side of our coach was crushed
in, and young Graham was literally buried
beneath the ruins Not a moan escaped
his I:p9, and he must have died instantly,
for; he was about tbe first victim! we set
about to recover. When extricated from
the; wreck his form was lifeless. The side
of the car was crushed down on top of
him, and this with the large quantity of
coal from a freight car had crushed the
young man's life out before any assirtance
could bo rendered. I never want to witness
such distressing scenes again. It makes
my flesh quiver -When I think about it
The piercing shrieks of the women mingled
with the agonizing cries of the men, com
pletely overpowers me now, although when
the sad calamity occurred I managed to
keep possession ot my senses, and aided in
rescuing the - victims to the . best .of my
ability. We- must have been running at
the rate of about thirty miles an hour at
the time the collision occurred, and the
freight train I -should judge was going
about twelve miles an hour. The freight
train was heavily loaded, and the terrible
crash caused a panic among the passengers.
I am surprised that three times as many
were not dashed into eternity." j. ; .
PiTTBTJBG, May 23 -The official list of
killed and injured furnished by the railroad
company gives six killed and eight injured.
The names of the killed are as follows:
Dale B. Graham, son of ex-Speaker Gra
ham of Alleghany; Wymer Stires, of Sha
mokin, Pa.: John Doris, of East Liberty, a
news boy; John H. Stauffer, of Louisville,
Ohio; Charles Biedleman, of Brinsfleld,
Noble county, Ind. : Charles E. Morrell,
No. 75 east Fifty-third street. New York.
Two of the eight injured are reported dead,
bnt the report is not confirmed. Neither
train was running at high speed or the dis
aster would have been greater, j The acci
dent was caused by the breaking of an axle
on the freight train, causing a freight car
to drop towards the adjoining track at the
moment the passenger train was passing.
Fatal Boiler Explosion at Natebex.
By Telegraph to the Korning Star.
Memphis. Tsnn.. May 28. The boiler
of tbe Natchez Cotton Factory, at Natchez,
Miss , exploded this morning,- at 6.45
o'clock. Many of the employes were killed
andinjdred.1 ; : - - - : I " v.
CARDINAL GIBBONS. ;.
Balls for New York from Qneenstotvn.
:rf By Cable to the Morning Star. '
Dublin. Mav 28. Cardinal Gibbons will
sail for New York on the steamer Umbria.
He will embark at Queenstown.i
Raleigh Advocate: When Rev.?
W0. Norman came to Raleigh, a HttlJ
over three years ago, the church was dis
heartened and discouraged- He went to
work, rallied the church; and, to sum it alt
up. in a word, has made a grand success
every way. During his pastorate the sun
of $28,887.80 has been raised for all chute .
purposes.! an average -of $7,216 65 i each
year, or $G0i.41 each month, or an average
of $20.04 per day. : The church has not
failed to pay a cent assessed it while the
building has been in process of erection. "
Norman is one of nature's noblemen,
everybody loves him. and Raleigh will al
ways hold him in grateful and affeclioul .
remembrance. .., '" :" , i
? . - Charlotte Chronicle; r In con -versation
with a Chronicle reporter last
night a Richmond & Danvillo Railroad
man said that it was estimated that his line
carried 2,500 visitors to Washington! City
last week. . A special meeting ot the
Board of Aldermen was held yesterday v.;
consider matters in connection with tlio
eewerage system of the city, and to discuss -other
subjects After a lengthy discussiou
upon the methods of securing the best
sewerage facilities possible for tbe city, and
the best system, it was decided to send a
committee to Memphis to inspect the sew
erage system of that city. Dr. Jno. H- Mo
Aden and Capt. V. Q. Johnson were ap
pointed as this committee. They are in
structed ta maker a careful examination
into the sewerage of Memphis aod to ac - '
quaint themselves with, all the important'
details of the work. If tbey deem ithe-1
cessary, they are to employ a competent
engineer, to visit Charlotte and su pervisu
the sewerage of this city. - ' , j 1 1
Raleigh Chronicle: This place, '
Dunn, is twentyfive miles from Fayette
ville and twenty five miles from Smithfleld
on the Wilson & Fayetteville- Railroad. I
The first lots were sold last October, i Now
there are twelve stores here, a hotel, car
riage factory, residences, offices, and con
tracts have been made for building Others.
I saw the plan of a fine Baptist church
which is to be erected at once. On the line
of this new railroad the Wilson & Fay
etteville the neatness and taste and stylo
oi arcnitecture or tne railroad offices im
press all travellers favorably. One
eleventh of the land in the county is in cul
tivation, oi wnicn.part one-nrih is devoted
to the cultivation of cotton. On the 9.281
acres in cotton, 8,627 bales are produced.
This Is enly about one-third of a bale to
the acre. Thirty two acres of tobacco was
triad in tbe county two years ago. jit did
not pay, aod I think those who tried it are
about ready to abandon its cultivation
The great fact that tells the tale of Harnett
county's solid success is the fact that it has
over twice as many acres of land in corn
as in cotton, and that it has one-third at
much in wheat and one-ninth as much in
oats, with a large acreage in ryej This
means that Harnett county people "live at
home and board at the same place."
Asheville Citizen: We are elad
to call attention to the proposition of Capt
Natt Atkinson, publishen in this issue, to
hold a Grass Fair in Asheville oh the 4th;
day of August next. We learn of thej
death of that eood and useful man. Rnv I
John Parham, which occurred on Friday
last In Liecester township. The deceased
was long a minister of the BaDtlst Church.
having at the time of his death the charge
of several churches which he served with
great acceptability. Not more than
two months ago Mr. George Walker, tho i
superintendent of the Asheville Furniture
Factory, was the happiest of men. He had
just returned from Indianapolis in all the
joy and happiness of a newly wedded man.
About a fortnight ago Mr. Walker's wife
informed him that she had a telegram in-
iormmg ner mat ner mower was ill and re
quired her presence at once, and she de
parted ostensibly for a brief visit, really for
an time jnr. w aicer was startled yester
day by information from his. wife that she
not only did not intend to return to him,
but had applied for a ' divorce, j Mr.
John Everett, of Charleston, NJ C., is in
the city, and paid us a visit Ivesterdav
morning. He informs us that the storm of!
inursaay, so noted nere, was very severe)
mparts oi owain; ana a snort distance be
low Charleston was vary destructive. Th
rain fell in floods, intermingled with hai
which fell so heavily as to accumulate td
some depth on tbe ground. The hail
stones were from the size of a pigeon's id
mat oi a guinea egg, culling down m
wheat and other Bmall- grain, and ruining
corn ana tobacco in the track of the storm
fortunately a limited one. Much damagi
was clone elsewhere by .the washing of tb
- Raleigh News-Observer ; If tha
movement for the early closing of the stores
succeeds tne clerks of the city will secure
some relaxation from the duties ef - their
calling during the heated term, f- At
recent meeting of the Capital Club It wai
unanimously agreea to invite the lady
friends of the members to visit the club ou
the last Friday evening of each month!
The Elizabeth Citv races will occur
June 3d at that place, Many noted horssb
are enterea ana wui compete. JMeaf
Glenburnie, -five miles west of Lenoir
a shaft was dug last week twenty-four feet
deep. A nugget of gold weighing three or -
four pennyweights, a handsome nest or
hiddenite and a quantity of lead ore. su
posed to be mixed with silver, were take
out. "The Citv of Raleigh" is t
title of a neat book now being prepared bl
m. a. Amis, iiiSq., or tne itaieign bar, who
is favorably known throughout the State
Dy his JN. u. Criminal Code and DizeS'.
and other legal works. The book on Raj
leigh will be descriptive, historical, com
:.t i i-i i ' t
uiciuiu, cuuuuiuuai, religious, etc., b,du ;
will contain many biographical; sketches.
It will be orofusely and appropriately illus
trated. Wilson, May 24. Last night
Caesar Wooten shot and killed Mittie Strick
land on the track of the W. & W. R R.t -near
its intersection with Vance street. Both
parties are colored. Three pistol shots were
fired, one of which entered the left side and
penetrated the heart, causing death inflf
teen minutes. The murderer escaped. I
Oxford, May 24. John A. Forwood. who
shot and killed Taylor Strum in Vanco
county on ithe 15th inst., delivered himself
up to the authorities here this morning. He
acknowledged that he . killed j Strum, put -says
he did so in self-defenCe, and that he
would not have run away had it not been
for the advice of his friends and threats of
lynching: but knowing, as he said, that ho
killed the man in self-defence, j he thought
he had batter surrender. P
Charlotte Chronicle: Sometime
since the Home'. Democrat, of this city-.
made inquiry as to whether there is a block '
of stone or marble in the Washington mon
ument irom this state, and suggested that,
there was! and that the stone was a leopard
ite from I Mecklenburg county. . Judge
David Schenck replied in a communication '
to that paper that his father, Dr. Di W.
Schenck, lot Lincolntbn, was agent for the
State, and that he procured! a white block -of
marble for the monument! The block
was 6x4! feet, and was taken from John.
Stanford's white marble quarry on
Mountain creek, in Catawba county. Tbe '
block was foiwarded to i Washington. -
it was received with commendable ceremo'
ny and a speech by Hon. A. W. Venable
The Grand Chapter then proceeded to
the election of Grand officers for the ensu.
ing year, under the supervision of Com pa
W. Alexander ana. a. j. uiair.rrne
following were duly elected: George H.
Bell, Grand High Priest; Morris M. Katz.
Deputy Grand High Priest: Henry ' A.
Klueppelberg, - Grand King; Michael
Bowes. Grand Scribe: William Simpson,
Grand Treasurer; Donald W. Bain, Grand
Secretary: Albert H. StubbsJ Grand Chap ¬
lain; Francis M. Moye, Grand Captain of
the Host. On motion of Oomp. D.. W.
Bain, Goldeboro was selected as tbe
place for holding the next annual convoca
tion, and on motion of Comp. : Klueppel
berg. the third Tuesday in may, vssa, was
selected as the time for holding the said
annual convocation. The! Grand j High
Priest-elect made tbe following appoint-
menu; Edward P. Powell,! Grand Princi
pal Sojourner; Henry M. Strouse, Grand
Koyal Area -Captain; ueorge u.. June.
Grand Master, 8d Vail; Robt. H. Bradley.
Grand Master. 2nd Vail: Henry E. Throw
er, Grand Master lst Vail; I J. K. Wren.
Grand Tiler. Tbe Grand Hign Priest an
nounced the following committees: On
Jurisprudence Comps. Eugene Grissom,
George ,W. Blount, H. 11. Munson; un
Foreign CorresDondenceComD J. South-
gate; Oh Finance Comps. C. W. Alexan
der, R. 8. Barnes. H. M. Strouse.
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