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There are so manyj misrepresenta
tions of facta in political newspapers
that one is driven t jjo over again
work that had been t loroughly done.
It requires line upoi line, and then
it is haid work for truth to get ahead
of error. In-form ar editorials we
showed that there bad never been an
appropriation made for any State
purpose out of the Federal Treasury
like that proposed in j,he. Blair bill,
the most dangerous and destructive
of bills. Wehave shown more than
onco just wnat occurred .... during
to the distribution o
Jackson agreed only to a distribution
of some unexpected
surplus that had come
into the Trea-
sury ffoin the sale
f public lands
which were a part of the national do
main and the common!
all.; It was to distribute a sutdIub
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that had got into the Treasury with'
out it. being the intention of the Con
gressto pile up any such surplus. It
was to distribute a surplus that came
from lands that did! not belong to
the individual States as such. Please
mark these point.
The Clair bill proposes to levy
taxes for ten consecutive years upon
the Statf-s as such in 'order. to create a
surplus, and then to! distribute this
surplus created in this unconstitu.
tional way among the SlateH. It is
to first levy an unconstitutional tax
and next to apply it in running the
common schools in the States under
Federal supervision and authority.
The surplus in Jackson's time was
some $40,000,000. President Jack
son opposed aistrtoutmg this sum
among the States. What he finally
agreed to was this: to lend it to the
States subject to a kail. Three de
posits were authorized - by the bill,
but only two were carried out. The
surplus bad not come into the Trea
sury by taxation 4 mark that. It
was the result of
sales of public
land belonging tol
noticed for this money.
Tbe TJ. S.
GfTTvernment was no
debt and a
surplus was corrupt
too wine ( allow
actual need 4 eacn yes;
What became of
the two deposits
made? That able and well informed,
sound Democratic journal, the Lou
isville Courier Journal, says thic, and
it is correct: I
"The surplus was anl fcctual surplus, ex-
ialiiit; after all tbe debts of . lUe nation had
bceufpuiil, acd it wspdue principally to
spicu ation in nublic lands and extraordi
nary sales. In almost every instance the
States squandered this deposit on useless or
extravagant imDrovements. It led to an
' extraordinary growth iof internal improve
ments, to tbe creation of laree State debts,
which were in most instances repudiated,
tbe r?Dudiated debt lareelv exceeding the
amount deposited 1 with , the States. No
more unfortunate nrecedent could be quo
ted in support of the Blair bill than tbe de
posit of the surplus arflorjg tbe States." i)
The National Democratic Conven
tion of 1884 was) clear and direct in
opposing all legislation like the
Blair bill proposes,
made a d eel a ratio
the very opposite
Of wliat. iha Ran1
had made a fewTw1
eeks before. . X.et
us put them together. The Republi
"We favor the establishment of a
wise and iudiciouslsvstem bf general educa
tion by adequate aityrppriation from the Na
tional revenues wherever the same ts neeaea.
j This is plain, and squarely to the
point. Republicans favor the taxa
tion of the Stitjs by the Federal
Government to raise a surplus for
distribution whenever needed. Nay,
they favor Federal Pedagogy by an
nual taxation, surplus or no surplus,
for they say nothing of surplus. How
very different this from the plan of
Andrew Jackson. But what said
tho Democrats in their Convention
held in July, 188 ? Hear them;
! We auk opposed to all proposi
tions WHICH UPON iAHV PRETEXT WOULD
COSyEIlT .TUB GENERAL GOVKRHMENT
i'KTO A MACHINE FOB COLLECTING TAXES
10-hr distributed AMONG THB STATES,
,H THE CITIZENS THEREOF. " 1
1m there any doubt here as to the
meaning of the Democratic declara-
lion of principles'in 1884. TheJsTAB
has stood, standi and will continue
to stand upon thi t square, emphatic
declaration. lie is a very strange
ort of Democrat who prefers the
Republican deliverance to Ithe Dem
ocratic deli erande.- j
r. Hare publishes beer' experi
ments in tb9 Mekical News. He says'
Jeer is a wholesome tonic if taken in
HOT FAIRIiT PUT.
The Ne w .York World is controlled
by a man vwh6 probably does not
jery well understand the genius of
American lstitutionB. His paper is
not always Democratic whatever else
it may be. He evidently clings to
old ideas and favors the introduction
into our republican Government of
European bureaucracy. This means
to revolutionize practically our sys
tem and band over the 115,000 offices
to an army of men recruited from
both parties who shall have a life
interest. In discussing Senator Vance
and his recenUetter! the World is un
fair. It asks? v I ;
How. then, would it be 'honest reform'
to turn out one set of partisans and put in
aoovner 10 Given tne public service irom
helping one party and use it to serve the
other 1 ' Does what is! a prostitution and
abuse of the services when indulged in by
Republicans become elevation and correc
tion when practiced by Democrats?" ; j;
' There are just as honest," as hon
orable, as capable, as faithful Demo
crats as Republicans. Neither Sen
ator Vance nor any! sincere believer
in running a Democratic Administra
tion with Democratic agents believes
in turning Republican officials out
and putting men in their places who
are simply "partisans." This mis
represents the caseji Senator Vance
believes tbat the offices of the coun
try should be filled under a Demo
cratic Administration by able, faith
ful, honest Democrats men who
would render; the j best service and
not "run '-the i political machine" as
was the wont under Republican Ad
ministration. I j - ;
1 i 1
Senator Vance does not believe in
retaining in office "offensive parti
sans" of the Republican stripe who
for twenty-five years were, important
instruments in keeping in office the
most corrupt and vicious party known
to American history, or, indeed, to
any history. I It was more corrupt
than the British Government was un
der Walpole. I ' . j
"Honest reform," such as South
ern Democrats believed in j in 1884.
when they voted for Cleveland, is to
get rid of every Republican official
where it is possible to do so without
violating law. - r
If the World undertakes, to have a
Democratic platform adopted in
1888, that will distinctly favor the
continuance and extension of I the
Civil Service law until it shall ems
brace every office under the Federal
Government and thus make it quite
possible for as many or more Repub
licans to bold office as Democrats.
even though a Democratic President
should be chosen,it will 6ilence many
an .important voter. It will thus
give excuses to tens of thousands of
men who are not! specially partisans,
to vote as independents, and it will
please many of them no doubt to vote
for the Republican candidates if they
should find as election day approach
ed tbat; tbe winning chances were
with the party that they had hither
to Voted against, .
Southern Democrats may stand the
present law in order to elect their
1 1 1 1
man in 1888; but if its wonderful
blessings, (in diBguiso, for they are
not patent,) are to be extended and
perpetuated indefinitely until -we have
an - aristocracy of Federal officials
who have a life tenure, then there
will be great indifference on the part
of many, we must believe, and thou
sands will find it convenient to re-
1 t ;' ft
main at home on election day.
Our ! colored neighbor, the Cape
Fear Advocate, h plain spoken and
direct. I It evidently believes that
;anrtrnitP? ia not "hlifls " Here is
the wav it enves its opinion ! on an
important subject, j It says : j
''There is nothine that does more to in-
1ure the neero race than the ignorant jack
ass preachers who! prey 1 upon the pockets
of the colored oeoDle. On Sunday these
Bible-smashers can be seen alter weir pui
nit haranmie is over, sittinz around some
of their members houses, with another
man's wife, waiting for the last old hen to
be put on the table that they may stuff
their hypocritical hides. . They, as a rule,
are nlwava wantins to build a chnrcb. and
therefore can be i found with a little book
collecting money for that purpose, ana
when it has been built it wouia not mase a
ffondisized coal-house. Generally these
pulpit gymnasts! know as much about
preaching as a Tennessee mule knows about
pronation alter aeam.
All of oar readers will be apt to
read what Senator Vance has to say.
He is a true man, a true Southerner,
a true patriot,1 a true North Carolin
ian. He has jnever deceived, disap
pointed aaialed, nor sacrificed the
people of his 'native State or of the
South.! He is entitled to fair treat
ment at the hands of every man who
calls himself a North Carolina Dem
ocrat. j ' . I ' - ' ' :p
. In our .tribute to the late Peter M.
Hale, we gave what others said was
his age, ; 59 j-saying, j particularly,
that we thought he was 58. It .turns
but that our! recollection of j forty
years was right. Since Chapel Hill
days we have had an impression that
tie was one year or more ou junior,
Jnd an Iia was. He was born 10th
Vn. 1829. The Favetteville Ob
server, says: t'- ; "y '.- '
"His mother was Sarah Walker,! daugh
ter of Col. Carlton Walker, land after her
grand-father, old beloved Peter Mallett, he
The number of converts reported
at Danville, Va., in four months is
i203." Of these 317 lived outside of
At the commencement of Roanoke
College,V a., North Carolina was repr
resented by the following graduates;
r "Eugene A: Smith, Conover, " Subject
The Golden Mean ; Chrisenberry A. Brown,
Salisbury. Subject A Minority of One;
Jacob I. Qoodman, Mooresville. Subject
Prohibitory Legislation; Philip E. Wright,
Enochville, Subject The Bidden Forces
of Nature. The Literary Societies' Medal
in Oratory, contested for on Monday night,
was presented to Edgar L. Greever, of
Burk's Garden, Va.. by Col. A. M. Wad
dell, of Wilmington, N. C." f i
Among those 'receiving first dis
tinction (grade - 95 or more) was
Robert W. Eine, Liberty, N. C. l
The Wilmineton Stab has a bis lob on
its bands in its attempts to bolster up Sena
tor Vance in his opposition to the renomi
nation of the President. . The current is
the other way. Statesvillt Advocate;
A religious paper should be careful
in its statements. In the above it
misrepresents "1 thej attitude of .the
STAB,which we can easily show from
reeent editorials through tne ast
several months. Metbodi6tfapqr8
are. fond 01 strikins at this paper
We do not mind the strikes if they
"are not below the belt."
The annual gathering of the teach
ers or tne state at Morenead is a
pleasant and noteworthy event. They
are a fine body of intelligent, earnest,
capable workers and they are doing
great things for North Carolina. We
hope their meeting will be useful
and agreeable to all concerned.
Mayor Hewitt ia looking after
health of New York. The Star of
that city says: '!." )..
"mayor Hewitt is wise in advocating a
liberal appropriation to tbe Board of Health
for summer use. There could be no econ
omy so foolish as that of curtailing ex
penditures necessary to fight the sources of
diseases incidental to warm weather.
Crop reports from North Carolina
and the other Southern States are
very encouraging.. Tobacco is the
sole exception, we think, in the! good
outlook. The crops in the North
west are said to be excellent.
Mr. George W. Cbilds, the great
Philadelphia benefactor, is always
doing good or giving money.! His
latest benefaction is to place! stone
slabs over the neglected craves at
The Financial Chronicle puts the;
cotton crop at 2.49 per cent, more
than last year. The Agricultural
Department puts it at 1 per cent.
A Desperate Negro.
A sensation was caused on Second street,
near Market, yesterday afternoon, by an in
furiated negro man who attempted to shoot
several persons with a pistol. The manJ
Sam King, a stout, well built black fellow
employed as a railroad fireman, had been
arrested for an assault with a deadly weapon
on his wife, committed several weeks ago,
The arrest was made on the complaint ot
i .i r i T-i T-i . -t
ins uromer-iu-iaw, uuuu juuubuu. j iiuiu;
vestigation of tbe case washad before Jus
ttce Price, colored, and at its conclusion
the magistrate required King to furnish
bond in the sum of fifty dollars, for his apl
nearance at the next term .of the Criminal
Court. The justice was sealed at his desk
making out a commitment, when King
suddenly drew a revolver, and with some
expression to the effect that he had been
unfairly treated, presented the weapon at ja
colored constable, R. F. Holmes, and pulled
the trigger. The pistol failed to fin
and Holmes jumped behind a partitioi
at the same time calline to the magistrate
to look out! King then attempted to shoot
Justice Price but the pistol again failed to
go off, when the magistrate with great
presence of mind and remarkable agility,
alirl from hid chair in the floor and took
refuse undar the desk at which' he hid
been sitting. ' The prisoner, King, then
turned his attention to his brother-in law,
Johnson, who was standing at the door,
and snapped the pistol at him. John
son ran into the auction . room at tne
corner of Second and Market and seized! a
gun with which be turned to defend him
self. King pursued Johnson . and fired his
pistol at him but missed, when Johnson
struck at him with the sun. and : at the
same time justice rnce ana. uonsiaoie
Holmes closed upon the man and threw
him to the ground. A desperate
then took placo. King held to
and endeavored to use it. but
wrenched (from his grasp,
men Piver , and Hall : and j
liceman Wm. Smith lent their assistance
tn sorir Tfinir when the latter seized Mr.
Smith's hand with his teeth and before he
could be choked off bit one of his" fingers
almost through.King was finally secured and
taken to the county jail. ' He was roughly
handled by bis captors and a physician: was
summoned to attend his hurts. It was said
that one arm was badly sprained and a hip
Tbe Louisiana Rlee Crop.
The reports received by rice ji
New Orleans a few days ago of .damage to
the rice crop by the recent storms which
submerged a' considerable district in lower
Louisiana with salt water seem ! to have
been greatly exaggerated. The planters in
the district referred to have flumes connect
ing with the Mississippi river and they can
throw fresh water over their fields, thus
destroying tbe effects of the salt water.
The report from the upper Louisiana dis
tricts, however, are not encouraging; A
merchant in New Orleans, long'connected
with the rice trade, writes to i his corres
pondents in Savannah that he has recently
insnected the crops for one hundred miles
on both sides of the Mississippi and he es
timates that the growing crop will be 25
per cent, less than that of last year.
Cotton movement, : f
The cotton movement at this ' porti the
past week! shows receipts of 103 bales, an
increase of 73 bales as compared with re
ceipts the corresponding week last year.
The receipts for; the. crop year up to
June 18th, 1887, are 133,634 bales, against
101,373 up to June 19tb, 1888; an increase
of 83.263 bales. - 1
The exports the past week were 105 bales
all domestic. . s.
The stock at this date is 1,601 bales.!
WILMINGTON, N. C.,
Tk Orton to be Enlarge.
It was stated some time ago that Col. K.
M. Murchison, of New York, the owner of
the Orton property, designed enlarging and
improving the . hotel. - The matter was de
layed, but has now assumed a definite
Shape, and it is said that the work will be
commenced soon, and completed before the
next season for Northern travel opens. The
building will be extended northerly to Mrs.
Lumsden's property. The present Orton
House will constitute the southern wipg,
with the main building, four stories high,
extending as far north - as the Walker
property, to wnicn win be added anotner
whig of the same dimensions as the oresent
house, although it is possible the latter
wing may : not - be built immediately.
There will be a basement under : the
entire building, in which there will be the
lunch room, lavatory, trunk room, portei's
room, laundry, barber shop, billiard robm,
bar, servant's dining room, closets, store
room and engine and boiler rooms. The
irst floor will contain the 'office, privat
jofilce, readiBg room, dining ' room, ncpr
lion room, a large rotunda,' spacious halls,
I j . . . . -.
iroom, etc. Tbe second, third and lourth ;
ifloors will be. conveniently arranged for -
the accommodation of guests and supplied
with passenger and freight elevators.
Anotner Abandonment Case. ,f. 4
Another case of heartless abandonment ,
of an jinfant by its mother was jester
day brought to the attention of Mr. W.-W.'
,8haV, the warden for the poor of this
county.; The little castaway, a black, fe
male infant about three weeks old, was left
on the. piazza of the-house of Reuben Car
ter, a colored man living on Brunswiek
' between Second and Third streets, Thurs
day night. Carter's wife, Catharine, re
ported tbe case to Mr. Shaw at tbe court
house, j She said that she would keep the
child rather than see it sent to the poor
house, although she an l her husband
had three children of their own to
provide for, and thereupon the infant was
bound out to her under tbe name of Cathe
rine Carter. Shortly after the woman left
the court house with her new charge, appli
cations were made for tbe child by two
other colored women, bo'.h of whom stated
that they were married and childless and
were anxious to adopt the foundling.
If there is anything more remarkable than
the heartlessness which some colored peo
ple exhibit in abandoning their offspring, it
is the readiness shown by others of the race
to adopt these little waifs for their own.
Mr. Shaw says that he could easily dis pose
of a dozen or mote if they were brought to
him. ; j ' i '
Grant Beil'i Sentence Commuted.
Sheriff Manning received from Gov.
Scales yesterday official notification that
the sentence of Grant Best has been com
muted to imprisonment at hard labor in the
State Penitentiary for a term of fifteen
Grant Best Is the colored boy who shot
and killed three other boys and who was
convicted of murder at the last teim of the
Criminal Court for this county and sen
tenced to be hanged on the 14th day of
July next. His counsel, Mr. J. T. Elliott
and Mr. J. C. Davis, got up a petition for
Executive clemency which was signed by
the judge who passed sentence upon him
and tbe jury ; who convicted Best, as wel
as by a large number of other citizens. Tbe
petition asked tbat the death penalty be
commuted to imprisonment for ten years
oj less. Col. B. R. Moore, the State Solic
itor, did not sign! this petition, firmly be
lieving that in law Best was guilty of mur
derr but he recommended that the sentence
be commuted to imprisonment for life.inas
much as it was bis opinion that Best, ow
ing to the ignorance incident to his age and
race was not fully aware of the destructive
force of powder and shot discharged from
a gunl ' .. .ii' j. I'.-
Best is about seventeen years of age. He
was as happy as a "clam at high tide" yes
terday when informed that bis sentence bad
A. Veeael on Fire.
Capt. Not bury, of the schooner John A
Oriffin, which arrived here yesterday from
Philadelphia, reports that on, Wednesday
last at 3 p. m he discovered a vessel on fire,
off Cape Hatttras, about fourteen milts
from shore in fifteen fathoms water; Hat
teras bearing northwest by west. Tho
Chnffin passed close by tbe burning vessel,
which Capt. Norbury made out to be an
American schooner, painted black, of
about 300 : tons. There were no signs of
life on board ofj her. She had a deck-load
of lumber and appeared to be water logged.
The fire was aft, the top of the cabin bay
ing been burned off. Two masts were
standing, and the peak of the foresail and
jib were set; the staysail and mainsail were
gone. NO signals were displayed and ber
name could not be made out. j The vessel
was heading in. with the wind northeast
and a heavy sea running.' If she kept on
ber course she probably grounded on Hat-
teras shoals. I ; " f ; .
Fatal Accident on tbe River.
Information was brought to the city yes
terday by the steamer Hurt, that a' Mr.
Brennon, a passenger on the steamer Cape
Fear, which left here Thursday afternoon
for Fayetteville,fell from the lower deck of
the steamer into the river and was drowned.
The accident happened when the Cape Fear
was about eighteen miles from W liming-
ton. where the water is very deep. Bren
non was a Canadian, in the employ of Mr.
A. T. Wilson, at Dawson's Landing. It is
supposed that he was struck by the wheel
of the steamer, as his hat found floating
on the water, had a large 'hole torn in it.
The body of the drowned man was not re
! - "
The schooner Edith R. Seward, which
cleared from this port on the 13th Instant,
with a cargo of lumber for-Phiadelphia,
returned vesterday leaking. ! The Seward
encountered a heavy gale on the 14th inst.
and sprunk aleak when about twen ty mile
eastward of Frying-pan lightship- Capt
Travers. finding it impossible to keep the
vessel free or find and stop the ; leak, jmt
back, arriving at South port vesterday morn'
In? with lall hands comnletelv exhausted
with working at tne pumps, ine aewara
came ud the river yesterday afternoon. She
will discbarge cargo and be nautea out lor
repairs. - - : " - '
i" ', i-r
Messrs. .Alex.- Sprunt & Son
cleared the German barque T. O. Berg yes
terday for Bowling,..Scotland, :with 1,000
casks spirits turpentine and 3,004 barrels of
roain, valued at $20,000.
FRIDAY, JUNE 24 1887.
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Protest from Iowa Against Return of
- Captured Battle Flag to tbe Soutb
- Gov. Foraker or Oblo Takes a Hand.
Des Moihes, June fifl Gen. Tuttle,
commander of the Grand Army of the Re
public for: Iowa, yesterday asked Gov.
Larrabee to protest to President Cleveland
against the rebel flags 1 captured by Iowa
troops being surrendered to the South, and
to take legal steps to enjoin any such sur
render, if it is contemplated. Gov. Larra bee
has telegraphed the President an em
phatic protest, and will j take legal steps, if
necessary, to make tho protest effective..
The following was sent! last night by Gov.
Larrabee: j' ' i
, - To the President of j the United States,
Washington: I send herewith a request
made upon me,- as Governor of Iowa, by
the commander of tho Grand Army of the
Republic in this State, against the proposed
return to tne South or the war nags cio-
tqred by Union troops during the rebellion .
I add to this request land protest of tbe
surviving union soldiers in Iowa, the re
spectful but; equally urgent protest of the-1
people oi tne mate, and shall deem it my
duty to use all proper endeavor to preyent
any such return or battle nags captured by
owa troops. William larrabee.
Washington. June 16. At tbe request
of Gov. Foraker,, of Ohio, that counsel
should be retained to j institute legal pro
ceedings to enjoin the return of Confeder
ate flags to tbe Governors of Southern
States. Gen H. V. Boy n ton to-day selected.
Samuel Shellabarger. of Ohio, and George
S. Boutwell, of Mass., to take charge of the
case. These . gentlemen expected to have
an application for a mandamus filed in the
Supreme Court of the District at 1 o'clock
th is afternoon, but were delayed by the
non-receipt of a necessary telegram from
Ohio. - The ' papers were basedlupon tbe
claim tbat tbe Secretary of War Was about
to dispose of - public property without au
thority of law. The letter of the President
made further action by the attorneys un
necessary. .. :' ii
BRILLIANT ItECEP TIOS.
How tbe Bostonlans Received tbe
- Confederate Veterans of Richmond,
Va. A '.Perfect Ovation Accorded
Tbem. .: . ;. j
Boston, June 16. Robert E. Lee Camp
No. I, uonrederate veterans, ot Uichmond.
Ya , arrived in Boston this morning at 9
o clock. They are the guests ot f ost 15.
G. A R. Tbey were met at Fall River
this morning by a delegation from Post 15,
and upon their arrival in Boston a proces
sion was formed, consisting of First Regi
ment Infantry, National Lanciers. Post 2
G. A. It., and Post 15 G A. R. Tbe boys
in gray received an novation through the
entire line of march, the enthusiasm of their
greeting being extremely marked. Crowds
lined the sidewalks along the entire walk'
and through the squares. The number of
people was so great as to interfere with tbe
march all along tne line. The visitors
were received with cheers and hand-clap
ping, and no visiting organization has been
accorded such a reception since the Bunker
Hill Centennial, when. tbe Norfolk regi
ment was so royally entertained.
The procession as it passed through
School street was reviewed by Mayor
O'Brien, at tbe City Hall, and then passed
through Beacon street before tbe State
House, where it was reviewed by Governor
Ames and the members of his staff. The
column then marched to tbe Tremont
House, where it was dismissed. Another
procession will be formed this afternoon.
when tbe guests will, be taken on an excur
sion in .Boston harbor.
The Letter of Adjutant General Drum
tbat Caused Such a Hubbub In tbe
G. A. R
Washington. June 17. The following
is a copy of the letter of Adjutant General
Drum to Secretary or War Jfindicott, with
the endoraoment of the latter upon tbe sub
ject of battle flags Btored in tbe War De
partment, which was tbe cause of unfavor
able comment upon the President daring
the last rew days: :
Wab Department, '
Adjutabt General's Office,
Washington, April 30, 1887.
Hon. William C. !Endicott, Secretary of
War Sir: I have the honor to state that
there are now in this office (stored in one of
tbe attic rooms of i the building) a number
of Union flags captured in action, but re
covered on the fall Of the Confederacy and
forwarded to the War Department for safe
keeping, together With a number of Con
federate nags, wmcn tne fortunes of war
placed in our hands during the late civil
in the past, favorable action has
always been taken
on applications, prop-
erly supported, for)
tbe retnrn of Union
flags to organizations representing sur
vivors of tbe military regiments in tne ser
vice of the Government, 1 beg to submit
that it would be a graceful act to antici
pate future requests of this nature, and
venture to suggest the propriety ot return
ing all the flags (Union and Confederate) to
tbe authorities of the respective 8tates, in
which the regiments which bore these
colors were organized, for such final dispo
sition as they may determine.
While, in all of jithe civilized nations of
the Old World, trophies taken in wars
against foreign enemies, have been careful
ly preserved and exhibited as proud me
mentoes of tne nation s military glories,
wise and obvious reasons have always ex
cepted from tbe rule, evidences of past in
ternecine troubles which, oy appeals to tne
arbitration of the sword, have disturbed
the peaceful march of a people to its des
Over twenty years have elapsed since tbe
termination of the late civil war. Many of
the prominent leaders, civil and military, of
the late Confederate states are now honored
representatives of the people in the Nation
al councils, or in other eminent positions
lend the aid of tbeir talents to the wise ad
ministration of the affairs of the whole
country, and the people of the several
States composing the Union are now united
and treading the broader road to a glorious
- Impressed with these facts, I have the
honor to submit the suggestion made in
this letter for tbe careful consideration it
will receive at your hands.
Very truly yours,
R. C. Drum. Adiutant General.
The endorsement of the Secretary of War
upon this letter is as follows:
- ' War Department. May 26. 1887.
' The within recommendation is approved
by the President, and the Adjutant General
will prepare letters to Governors of those
States whose troops carried the colors and
flags now in this Department, and offer to
return tbem as herein proposed, tne nistory
of each flag and the circumstances of its
capture or recapture to be given. -
WM. C. JSNDICOTr,
Secretary of War.
THE PANIC OVER.
New Developments In Affairs
tbe Bursted Wheat Clique.
Chicago, June 17. There were no new
or sensational developments in the affairs
of the bursted wheat clique to-day, and
none are exoected. Kershaw has sot no
more funds and; will not get any more. The
whole affair has! now become so entangled
between the Fidelity Bank of Cincinnati
and the American Exchange National Bank
here that there are now so many legal com
plications that whatever funds should come
here would undoubtedly be swallowed up
without doing anybody in the trade much
good. The affairs' of C J. Kershaw & Co.
are so desperate that Eggleston, special
partner, whose- liability aa general partner
is (claimed, lis putting his property out of
his hands. Cash wheat will not come On
the market, so tbat the panic is over.
'Mr. Walker," said the clerk,
"the twelve-cent prints at the remnant
counter are going fast and are about sold
out." "AH right I'll attend to it, Mr.
Anawan, cut a lot more of those seven-cent
prints into remnants and send them over to
the bargain counter." Urooluyn mgie.
Tbe President Revokes the order Di
recting Captured Flags to be Be.
Washington. June 16. The following
letter was sent to the Secretary of War by
uus iriesiueui io-uay. in regard to media,
position of flags captured t the Union
forces during tbe late war: - ; - j
1 have to-day consideied witbino-o cars
than when the subject was orally presented
to me. the action of your Department di
recting letters to be addressed to the Gov
ernors of all tbe States offering to return, if
desired, to loyal States, Union flags cap?
tared daring the war of the rebellion by
the Con federate forces and afterwards re
covered by the Government troops; and to
the Confederate States, tbe flags captured
oy tne union forces. All of which, for
many years, have been packed in boxes
and stored in the cellar, and attic of the
War Department. I am of oDinion that tbe
return of the flgs in the manner thus con
templated is not authorized by the existing
law. nor justified as an executive act. I re
quest, therefore, that no further steps be
taken in the matter, except to examine and
inventory these fligs, and adopt proper
measures for tbeir preservation , Any di
rection as to the final disposition of tbem
should originate with Congress. -
"Yours truly. . . !
, "Grovbb Cleveland.":
A Daring Train Robbery on tbe South
ern Pacific ; Railway Passenzers.
RIall and Express Plundered.
ts Telerapti to tbe Momine. fctar.
Houston, June 18. The most daring
train rubbery tbat ever occurred in Texas
was perpetrated at 1.30 o'clock this morn
ing a short distance this side of Bchulen-
burg, on the Southern Pacific Railway. As
the train drew up at the station two men
witb drawn revolvers mounted the engine,
covered the engineer! with tbeir weaoons.
and commanded and compelled him to pull
me irain out to tne open prairie, a few hun
dred yards to the east, where a fire was
burning, around which stood eight or ten
men armed with Winchester rifles. The
two robbers on the enginoi stood guard
over the man at the throttle while the
others went through! the mail express and
passenger cars. Nearly all the passengers
were asleep and did not know what was
going on until they were aroused bv ithe
robbers The first man tackled bv the
iuicvca wm t? . xiewuerKer, pi new ioik,
Whom they struck on the bead with a
i-: 17 XT I , . u i
revolver. They secured from him 1 $75
in casn and several diamonds and a
gold watch valued at about tl50. Li E.
Neymeyer. of Cincinnati, was relieved of
f35 ti u Armistead, of New York, gave
up $20; he had a large amount of money
tn him but it was bidden in the sleeping
car. A gentleman from Mexico, whose
name could not be learned,! lost $400. !AU
of the pssiengers lost what valuables they
nao and it is difficult to form an estimate
of the amount ot money and iewelrv
cured. It is reckoned,; however, at about
$5,000. - ' ! I
wens, jrargo dsiijo- s express car fwas
also- gone through, but the ainouut of
money taken from it cannot be ascertained.
No mail route agent was ou the tiaiu, but
the through mail pouches! in the ex H res-a
car were all cut opeu and their conttni ap
1 he total amount secured ly the rubbers
is put down at $0,000 or $10 000; but
when Careful revision of tbe matter is oiado
the figures may be changed. There is no
doubt that considerable booty was stcurtd
and tbe gang made oil with it successfully.
The whole country is aroused and in
arms several patties have gone in search
of the robbers.
A Notice from Kershaw dc Co. Wheat
a Trifle more Buoyant-more Fail-
IBv Talecrsnli to urn Morn lu vs.i. -
Chicago. June 18. 11 A. M C. J. Ker
shaw & Co. this morning gave the follow
ing notice: I j ;
.Litigation of various ; kinds has inter
fered with securing as favorable a settle-
ment of our affairs as seemed practicable.
Negotiations are still pending with a possi
bility of success, but if not consummated
to-day. a meeting of our creditors is re
quested at 8.30 o'clock Monday to receive a
statement of our affairs aa close aa can be
obtained up to that time,' and for tbem to
take such action as they see fit. -!
I Signed 1 "C. J. Kershaw & Co.'
This notice created no comment whatever.
It' had no effect either of ; any kind on the
the market. Wheat was a trine more buoy
ant than was expected, f (j
Chicago, June 18 The firm of R H.
Labsgh & Co., Board of Trade commis
sion merchants, failed this morning.; Tbe
firm is quite a large one and tbe amount of
tbe failure is probably between X25.UUU and
$50,000 The smash is the direct result of
the break of the wheat i corner. Wm. T.
Baker, in behalf Of tbe I Board of Trade
firm of W. T. Baker & Co., secured an at
tachment writ against Chas. J. Kershaw,
Hamilton D'War. C. E. Moseley and C. B.
Egleston; composing the firm of U. J. Ker
shaw & Co , in the Superior Court tp-day,
for $25,106, on account ot money paid de
fendants during the recent wheat panic.
The erection of a grain; elevator, capaci
ty tour nunoreo inousanor ousneis. was oe
gun June 1st. was completed on June 16th
and yesterday it received ! in one of its bins
ten thousand bushels of grain. It stands
beside the St, I Paul Railroad tracks, and
is a result of the pressure for storage since
the wheat clique began operations, i
The officers oi tne American jj.xcnange
National Bank say that tbe statement is not
true tbat they sequestered any part ot tbe
deposits to Kershaw's credit, and that his
checks were paid to the full amount of de
posits, ine Dana was iuiiy protected as to
all its previous accounts with Kershaw.
A Grand Reception Accorded visiting
Confederate .Veterans- at Lynn.
By Telegraph to the Horning Star
Lynn. June 18. Robert E. Lee Camp
No.' 1, Confederate Veterans, of Kichmond,
Ya , with ladies and accompanied by John
A. Andrews Post 15, G. A. R , of Boston,
arrived here at 9.30 a. m. and were met at
the depot by Post 55, G. A. R , and Com
pany I. Eighth Regiment Massachusetts
Volunteers of this city. On arriving at the
City Hall Mayor Hart extended a cordial
welcome to tbe visitors. Tne mayor ana
members of the city governments in car
riages, joined in the parade and the line of
march was taken ud. beaded Dy uoi. A. u.
Shepherd, of t the Governor's staff. The
Manufacturers Association of this city, and
citizens generally, bad made extensive
preparations for - their reception and
the City Hall and many other build
ings were very extensively decorated.
During the march through some of the
principal streets the Southerners were
loudly applauded. After inspecting Post
0 s new building, which is tne nnest urana
Army of the Republic building in the
country, tbe march was taken up to tbe
Common, where a banquet was served.
City Solicitor John W. Berry acted as the
toast master.! Speeches ' were made by
Henry Cabot ; Lodge and others, including
members of visiting posts. The visitors
left for .Nahant in carriages at 3.30 and
will go from there by steamer to Boston.
Sbocklng Rlurder Without
Lynchburg, June 18. A special to the
Advance from Roanoke, says: A shocking
murder was committed two miles from this
city this morning. George Winner met
Charles Shelly on the public road ana shot
nun tnrougn tne bead without provocation.
Both men are white. t
What is the sense in trying to
wear United ! States : feet in French-toed
bootsT And yet some Yankee people give
their toe joints only about the hundredth
part of the liberty they give their; months.
upnngjieia unum.. .
The Jubilee Vacht Kace Cotton Col
-r tare la Turkman.
By Cable to the Morning Star. -
London. June 16 Tho relative Dosi-
lionB of the yachts in the Jubilee race are
still uncertain, aa the htze there prevents
mem irom being seen. Mr. jfopham writes
to: the papers protesting against the gross
negligence of which tbe captain of the
steam yacht Pandora was guilty, tn run
ning into the American vacht Dauntless.
He says the collision took place at 3 o'clock
.in the afternoon, and that the Dauntless
bad her mizen-gaff carried away and sails
split, and only escaped being cut into
amidships by tbe Pandora through tbe
smartness of the Dauntless skipper.
London, June 16. Tbe St Petersburg
correspondent of the Times learns that a
large tract of country near Mervin, Turkes-
stan. has been purchased bv a Russian
company for a cotton plantation and the in
vestment is already proving satisfactory.
He says that the Russian Government will
not allow foreign competition, an American
company having been refused permission
to engage in a similar enterprise. - He also
learns that Russian petroleum is being
suppiiea in targe quantities to rersia..
Complaint of tbe Western 4c Atlantic
R. R. Co. Against tbe East Ten
nessee, Virginia &Georela Railroad.
WashtnotOK. June 17. The Inter
state Commerce Commission has received
from the Western and Atlantic Railroad
Company, of Georgia, complaint against
the East Tennessee, Virginia & Georgia
Railroad Company, charging it with vio
lating the Inter-State Commerce law in
failing to afford the first named road "rea
sonable advantages and equal facilities for
interchange of traffic." Tbe complaint
specifies that the "East Tennessee, Virginia
ft. r i . . . a
oil urcorgia nauway uompany intercnanges
traffic with the Richmond & Danville Rail
road Company, at Atlanta, on all business
coming from Virginia and the Carolinas
on the usual terms, and consigned to sta
tions on the East Tennessee. Virginia &
Georgia Railroad in Georgia and Tennes
see, and a like interchange takes place on
ouBiness going irom stations on the Etst
Tennessee, Virginia & Georgia Railroad
in Tennessee and Georgia, consigned to
stations in the Carolinas or Virginia; each
road advancing charges and protecting
rates. But the East Tennessee, Virgin
ia & Georgia Railroad Comoanv "ire-
fuses to make a like interchange j on
the usual terms with complainant's road on
business coming from the Carolinas and
Virginia over the Richmond & Danville
road to Atlanta and shipped thence over
complainant's road to Daljton and tendered
to the East Tennessee, Virginia & Georgia
Company for Bhipment to (destination upon
its line and to points beyond its line, busi
ness originating at Atlanta1, and it tefuses in
such case either to protect the usual rate or
advance charges in tbe jusual manner."
Other specifications are made, from which
it appears that the East Tennessee, Virginia
& Georgia Company interchanges traffic
upon usual terms with the Central Railroad
& Banking Company, AtUnta& West Point
Kaiiroad Company, Savannah. Florida &
Western Railway Company, Louisville &
Nashville Company, and several other rail
road companies; refusing to interchange
ousiness on tne usual terms, only with
complainant's road, thereby greatly dam
aging its business The complainant asks
for such an order in the premises as "will
correct the abuses referred to."
THE WORLD'S BALLOON
Compelled to Land Near Ceutralla,
Ills.-Tbe Gas Giving Ont Assigned as
tbe Cause, j j
By Telegraph to the Horning Star.
Washington, June 181 The Signal Of
fice has received a telegram from Professor
Hazen, stating that the World balloon had
landed at Central ia. Ills. J at 8 17 last night.
St. Louis, June 18. (A telegram to the
Post Dispatch from the - World s balloon
correspondent, Duffy, stys that tbey were
compelled to land at j Hoffman. Clinton
county. Ills., near Centralia, at 8.15 o'clock
last night. Moore, the seron tut. received
a very painful injury before starting, yes
terday. and messages from Centralia state
that taia and tbe giving I out of the gas was
tne cause assigned for the descent.. None
other of the occupants of the car were hurt.
and the balloon was securely anchored
without a tear. I
OXFORD, N. C.
A Negro Hanged for Burglary on tbe
Same Spot Where bis Father was Ex
ecu ted Several Tears Ago.
j i By Telegraph to the Horning Star,
Raleigh, N. C, June 18 Albert Ta
born, colored, was hanged at Oxford to
day. .Last March Taborn forced entrance
into the bouse of Dr.! Patrick Booth, of
Granville county, during tbe absence of the
doctor and , attempted to outrage Mrs.
Booth. His attempt was not successful
He was arrestsd and -tried for burglary
ano sentenced to be Danced June 18!b.
Tbe execution took place to-day and was
public Threats had been made by negroes
to the effect that Taborn should hot be
hanged, and some disturbance was feared
The Granville Grays were ordered but-by
tne uovernor to suppress any possible up
rising among the negroes. The place
of execution was two miles from tbe jail
ine urays formed a noilow j square
around the cart which carried the prisoner
and como to tne gallows, over five tbou
sand people were in the procession. Ta
born protested bis innocence to the last.
'At three minutes -after 12 o'clock the trap
was sprung and the criminal was dead in
fifteen minutes. Taborn's father was hung
on the same spot several years ago and the
Uranvine Urays were called out to prevent
a disturbance. A brother of Taborn is
now in Oxford jail, charged with burning
tne town last marcu. I
A Threatening Organisation ot Negro
Farm Hands. I
iny i-eiefrrapn to tne Mornina gtar.i ,
Augusta, Ga.. June 18 A special to
the Chronicle from Laurens. S. C !. reports
that the negroes near there have formed a
secret organization, to demand a dollar a
day for farm work, and threaten murder if
necessary to accomplish their ends. Tbey
are organized under tbe guise of Knights
of Labor. The main agitator, a man
named Hoover, wuo was recently shot near
Warren, tta.. is organizer. The whites
have organized a cavalry company for pro
The Jake Sharp Trial Several
nesses Examined. -
, By Telegraph to the Morning Star.
New York. June 18. The Jake Sharp
trial was commenced an hour earlier this
morning, on account of the Saturday half
holiday, all parties were promptly on hand
The first witness to-day was Henry Alvord
Robinson, managing clerk of the law firm
of Robinson. Bcribner & Bright in 1884.
George W. Linch, under indictment for the
embracery of a juror in this case, is secre
tary and superintendent of tbe Christopher
and Tenth Street Railroad, of which Sharp
is President, and was next put 'upon the
stand. : Clarence W. Francis and! William
Bird were also called. I They all testified in
regard to the manner in which the Broad
way road was incorporated. After several
more witnesses were examined the Court,
at 12 o'clock, adjourned until Monday
morning. Sharp was taken to jail in cus
tody ot Sheriff Grant and officers.! - i
Judge Barrett gave instructions that tbe
jurors should be permuted to go out ana
that carriages should be provided for them
to drive in tbe Central Park, but that they
should not under any circumstances be per
milted to separate, n -
Tbe Stab is sincerely "sorry to
learn of the death of Mrs. Enniss, wife of
our old friend James fcL Enniss, of Kaleigh
editor of the N O. Farmer.ti8he was 54
years of age.
-The Wadesboro Tntelligenccr .
reports much destruction to crops In tbu
Polkton section by the chinch-bug. . , ' -
Fayetteville News : The will be i
a four hundred dollar exhibition -of fire-'
works in Fayetteville on the night of July .
the 4th. - " vrv ,:;';.-. '-,':;,
- Goldsboro Argus: :. Mr. Bennei
Faircloth, of ; Greene, was in the city yes -.
terday. He reports it cold in Greene, that
the cotton looks a little shrivelled, and tbat
some parlies claim to have seen frost .':
It is our sad duty to noW the death of M. . -Henry
8. Britt, brother Of our townsman. .
Mr. W.G. Britt, which ! (occurred at Ashe-i:-ville
yesterday morning where be bad rc-1'. -cently
gone in tbe vain jfaope of experien- "
cing some relief from his disease, consump-
tlon...:. ,; . ,...,;-. ) .- .
. Raleigb Recorder; JodsonCol-.
lege, Hendersonville, NJ C., holds its com '
mencement on the 20th inst. Dr.
Yates (so long Bapti9t .missionary to China
Star), was elected lo! delivers tbe next ,
Alumni address. We hope we may see him "
here at that time. Among all the College's , ,
Alumni no one is more illustrious.. His' ..
return to this country, even for a short
time, will be bailed with delight by the '
thousands of North Carolinians who love '
and honor him. A Brother 3 H. Mills V
asks us to correct the statement made in the
Chronicle of last week, that he said there
was a graduate of Wake; Forest College in v
jail. He also says that no one ever heard
him say "mighty hard." j. '
Kaleigh News- Observer: . The
thirty-eighth annual meeting of the stock- .
holders of the North Carolina Railroad will
be held in Greensboro, July 14th.
The annual commencement of Rutherford
College will occur June 21st and 23d. Tbn
annual sermon will be preached by Rev . ,
Dr. W. W. Bays. Mr.j D. A. Covington -
will deliver tho annual address, j The
State Agricultural Department has perfect
ed plans by which half tsAq over all the
roads will be given to farmers who wish to
come hore to inspect and examine the work
ings and results of tbe Stale experiment
farm. ' ' !
- Wadesboro Intelligencer: The
new Savannah Church! recently construct
ed by our Methodist friends in the vicinity ;
of Lilesvule, will be dedicated jnext Hun
day with appropriate and imposing ceremo
nies. Mastor Wirt Urowder, son of
Sheriff Crbwder, some days ago sustained a
slight accident by having a -tree to fall
upon him. Said he: "fa jumped a rabbit.
and I was standing by an old cherry tree
which looked like it would never fall, but
it did fall, and fell on me. It skinned my
shoulder and bruised -my back I and cut a
gash on my head, and buried tho ground,
but did not hurt me much." I i -
New Bern Journal: Mr, J. T.
Eaton, lecturer of the State Grange, Pa
trons of Husbandry, called to see us yester
day. He reports the Granges rapidly reor
ganizing. Wherever be can get the mem
bers together be seldom fails to effect a re
organization. All the theories on
damage in whitewashing the trees are con
tradicted by one opposite this office. It
was of recent setting out and appeared to
bo about dead. A coat of whitewash was
applied and now it (is full of promising
young branches shooting out from the
trunk, and strangest of all, there is not one
above where the whitewash was applied.
jNew isern journal: lueaeatii
of Miss Fannie, daughter ot Mr. James M.
Hines, was a shock to her family and
friends. Davis's Commencement came
off last week as announced. The pro
gramme, except as to Gov. Cameron, was
carried out as announced. The exercises by
the boys were not only good, but very good.
The speech of General Moise on Wednesday
is complimented by an who heard it. Tuv
concert by the band Tuesday was pro
nounced a success by jibe male hearers, and
the ladies call it "just splendid." Tb
school during the past year has been bet - -.
ter patronized than at any previous year.
there having been enrolled 183 during tbu .
term, an increase of 50 over any previous
- Raleigh Visitor: The Raleigh
savings bank was opened May 14th. They
have on their books over four hundred ac
counts and new ones are coming in every -day.
This is a splendid showing, and
speak 8 well for the management and also
ror the community. j we have been -
shown at Mr. Fred. A. Watson's art store a
fine oil portrait of Mr. J. S. Carr, and one
of Gov. Scales, pronounced by everybody as
natural as lire, painted by Mr. Wm. Uarl
Brown. B. F;j Kivett, son of A. J.
Kivett. of Oxford, was arrested yesterday
at that piace, charged with stabbing a son
of Dr. J. B. Williams. Kivett is about 10
years old and Williams 14. . It is feared the
injured youth will die. The trouble com
menced about some boyish game.
- Charlotte Chronicle: A car
coupler, iavented by Mr. Chas. F. Brem,
of this city, in January, 1879, is one among
tbe number now being tested by tne com
mittee organized to secure the adoption ot ,
uniform draw bar and coupler for freight
service. The Celebration of the 4th
of July at Rocky River Springs is expected
to be grand and glorious. Rev. H. W.
Battle, of Wadesboro; Rev. J. C. Rowe, or
Albemarle; D. JL Covington, Esq., of
Monroe, and Rev. C. H. Martin will de
liver speeches on tho occasion ; music by a
brass band. J At a recent meeting the
executive committee of Davidson College
received the resignation of Rev. L. Mc-
Kinnon as President. The committee re
commended I that the trustees, instead of
accepting the resignation, grant, Dr. Mc
Kinnon leave of absence from his duties
for one year. It is the belief and hope of .
the trustees and all the friends of tbe Col
lege that one year's rest will restore Presi -dent
McKinnon to his usual health and
strength. i ' " .
Charlotte Observer Col. John L.
Brown, has been elected President of
the Board of Trustees of Davidson College.
This is an honor most worthily bestowed,
for Davidson has! never bad a more en
thusiastic friend than Colonel Brown.
Parties from Lincoln county who were in
the city yesterday. I informed a Chronicle re
porter that Mrs. Boon, wife of Rev. T. A.
Boon, of Denver, was very! seriously crip
pled one day this week by a buggy acci
dent. Tbe monument erected in Elm -wood
Cemetery in this city, to tbe Confed -erate
dead, is to be unveiled on the 80th of
June. Tbe ladies of the Memorial Associa
tion have elected Capt. Harrison Watts as
chief marshal, and It is expected that
Senator Vance will deliver the address.
- A meeting was held in the rooms of
the Merchants' and Farmers' National Bank
yesterday to confer with parties from South
Carolina and Steel Creek Township, in
reference to the ! proposed railroad from
Augusta, j Ga., via Edgefield, Newbury.
Union, Yorkville and Bethel, 8. O.; Steel
Creek and Charlotte, N. C. Mr. Tbos.
M. Andrews yesterday made bis appear
ance upon the streets of Charlotte after an
absence of a year or morer in Texas. Mr.
Andrews, after all bis travel ana experience
says that Charlotte is the I best place in the
world and is big enough to bold him here-.
after. The citizens of Wilkes county
yesterday voted to subscribe $100,000 to
secure the extension of the railroad from
Winston 1 to Wilkesboro. The subscrip
tion was carried by a large majority.
Henderson Gold Leaf: The;
outlook for the tobacco crop is by no means
encouraging. Aside from tbe fact tbat tbe
acreage is much reduced this year the stand
is poor and the crop will be cut shorter still.
Competent judges who have been over the
country in this 1 and ad join g counties, as
well as the counties of Virginia along tbe
Roanoke, tell us there will not be more than
from one-half to two-thirds of a crop.
Two small children, daughters of Ann Eliza
Turner, colored, were the victims of a
kerosene oil accident in this place Tuesday
evening. ! While alone fn the bouse the
larger one, not more than five years old,
undertook to kindle the fire by pouring oil
on It. An explosion was tbe result and a
little infant sitting on the floor near the
fire place was burned to death. The other
child was so severely burned It is not ex
pected to live. Ourj community waa
very much surprised and pained to learn of
the death of Mr. Joel Thomas, at his home
in this place. Wednesday afternoon. . He
had been sick but a short time and few out- -side
of his immediate friends who were
with him thought his condislon anyways
critical. A good man, a quiet peaceable
citizen, and a high toned Christian gentle
man has gone to his rest. Mr. Thomas .
came to Henderson a few! years ago from
Franklincounty and was; well known and
highly esteemed ! throughout this section.
Deceased was in the 67th year of his age.
A wife . and eight children, three sons- and
five daughters, survive him. He was a
brother of our ! honored and revered Dr.
George H. . Thomas. Stab :