The Weekly Star.
WM. EL BERNAED, Editor and Prop'r.
WILMINQ TON, V.
June 24, 1887
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NORTH CAROLINA SLANDERED.
"Knrfh CtrnWnl ia interested , ID &
book just published. Sometime ago
Mr. J. K. Uilmore published a wont
entitled "The Roar G iard of the
Revolution." It was all about John
Sevier, the battlo of K ng'a Moun
tain, &c. It was well received by
the press of the count y. j He( has
published a second volutne-a sort of
sequel called "John Sovier as a
Commonwealth Builder. ' jWVhave
not seen the book but h ,ve ran over
some notices of it in orthern ex
changes. If the book is as slander-
. e -vt ii l : J . 1
lead us to suppose then it should be
taken in hand by some of jour writers
who have the leisure to dp so and its
gross errors and slanders khororighly
exposed. Mr. Gilmore is n Northern
writer but he does not seem capable
of telling the truth as! .to histo
ry even when that history lis of
the last century or later. I We
do not expect Northern Writers to
observe the strictest veracity when
the war between the States is under
discussion. But it is not too much
to expect when an historic "period is
under review, in which the South
was the sole acEor and the North bad
only a remote interest, that the veri
ties should be carefully guarded and
that the story unfolded should be
based noon the solid facts of historv.
. John Sevier was doubtless a re-;
markablo man. But he is hardly the!
splendid hero be appears In klr. Gil-,
more'a romantic pages. But jwe havej
no quarrel with the author at this
potnt. It is when he holds up North'
Carolina as a harbor for rogues and
rascals; its inhabitants,! with but
a - small sprinkling of, better peor
pie, as among the most degraded of
the earth; it is when, he paints our
people in the darkest colors, that we
feel like calling him an ignorant slan
derer, lie ought to study Bancroft;
he ought to study Uawks; hi ought
to read, the State memorials as pub
lished under Col. Saunders's editor
ship, before he undertake? to liapar
rage and blacken the people of this
State. '.lie may think by falsifying
the record he can reverse history and
make men behove that this State was
a people of "runaways,'? and tnat"the
population, excepting a few grains
of wheat, was composed o'c-iminal
chaff refugees and shadv Ahara'n-
ters," but it will bo done on y be
cause men are ignorant and wi ling to
believe evil. j ' j
The population of North Carolina
was no doubt like that of the other
colonies, heterogeneous, but it wa9
equal to the very best. In th Cape
Fear country English gentlemen set
tied. In the upper section in and
around Fayetteville were the scotch
Irish, and Scotch, the best of
populations; in the
section Wfirn snmn!
no doubt, but they were not
criminals, but men of energy and 'en
terprise who loved liberty and hated
tyranny. See Bancroft. Alon
the northern border in Halifax,
Warren, Granville and other conns
ties, was the best of popn
uuuuicus ui famines naving come
down from Pennsylvania and
ma. jlu me i;nariotte part
State were a robust,self reliant
L i "
' " nuw ncic LUC
resolve npon independence aid who
asserted their courage and manhood
on many "a hard fonghten
Mr. Gilmore (who
"Edmund Kirke") has been
slandering a bold, ( liberty
courageous, honorable peop
seems to be trying to make a martvr
of his hero. Snvier at tin. A-rloni r
r . . , Mw wuu vajicijbo Ul
the entire "people of the StatL I His
F - wuv kjweabp. a AX
book is intended tn ihnm Lt.
vr uui TT I TV Udll a
great "commonwealth buildferj Se
vier was when he set up his rebellion
in Tennessee and net np his! "State
of Franklin," of which he was Gov
ernor. He makes North Carolina a
great oppressor, while Sevier and the
"rebels?' were heroes and jatriots
most inhumanly treated. J
As we said at,the outset, veJhave
not seen the! book. We are
wrong in what we are savin
H.T-.. ... . . f r "
ortnern criticism of the book is not
at fault. Mr. George ParscU La
throp, ip his critical paper id the N.
Y. Star, says: 1 I
State for themselves, they came Into con
act with the North Carolina mini Thirty
thousand people then dwelt in what is now
Tennessee, they had bought, Z fiZZ
for, a right to the territory, ahd won it
from the Indians, without recSing rnonev
aid or protecuon from North Carolina vet
that Bute proceeded to tax .themWerc"
fully and at last ceded thewhol territorV
to the general government, in order to wiDe
out here share of the debt incurred in the
revolutionary war Briefly, she tndertook
to ' carry out a policy of texationwithwit
representation aa tyrannical as that of the
Bntish crown, which the colonic had sue!
cesaful y resisted; and ahe also ltmDted
to aeU the land from under the feet oftoe
men Who had nnwhIUH . ---II.?1..1"6
their own n Vltho expe to North
Caro Una. The result was OhfC VeS
lon.' as our nnthn ...ii. i. mC' r5""
, mountain' (eastern TennesseeeSple-wTth-
ty Notices of Marrlajre 01
Respect, Resolutions or 'monies. o., are cua.
drew and formed a separate ' common
wealth, which they named the State of
Franklin. I Sevier, who at first was dis
posed to accept the conciliatory advances
of North Carolina and to remain under her
government, went with the aeceders. He
was elected Governor of : Franklin, ruled
well and mildly, and established an efficient
militia." -; - , i . ...: " . r ?
We care nothing especially as to
the "860688100." That was all well
enough, j But North Carolina U
hardly fairly dealt with in represent
ing her people as so oppressive and
tyrannical."; If the picture drawn ia
correct we confess we have misread
the books. It is true North Carolina
claimed jurisdiction, but we do not
think that she .was cruel.' In fact,
the "rebellion" of Sevier is described
"as peaceful" and after awhile "the
government of Franklin was peacea
bly dissolved." But, eayB the critic,
following, the account of the author
he reviews,we suppose, "North -Car-olina
oujLlawed him," and he was
"kidnapped and carried : across the
monntains for trial on a charge of
high treason." He was released by
the couijage and enterprise of his
I We w
aid not underrate John Se
ob him of a f feather that
is cap, but we wonia not
people of North Carolina
insulted and slandered, or tho facts
of history in the slightest colored or
manipulated to suit the purposes of
a hero-worshipper and an historical
A PRESIDENTIAL TICKET.
"And, really, what a splendid ticket
Clevelscd and Carlisle would make! It
would fairly represent the best sentiment,
especially the Democratic sentiment, of the
South and North." N. T.0rapkic, Bern
That would be a strong ticket in
many respects. Mr. Cleveland is
gaining faror. He is strong with
the Mugwu mps. He ia growing in
strength a!mong Democrats. He
would impart strength because he it
regarded aai a honest, earnest Presi
dent, striving to give the country a
better Administration than it has had
since Buch; nau retired. His weak
point h the 'ish vote. Can he carry
New York iigjtinst Blaine or Sher
man or ison or Hawley or Gre
sham? Ne York must be?Tp;cured
to win the victory. Wo'til5 &r;Car
lisle add strength to the'ticket in any
section? Not in the Eastern States
surely, but he might draw strength
to the party in some few of . the
Northwestern States, where Low
Tariff views are beginning to prevail
more and more. In the South he
would add enthusiasm and zeal, and
the real Democrats would be happy
in having such an exponent of their
views on the Presidential ticket.
But as we 'ventured to hint a few
weeks since, the fact that! Mr. Car
lisle is a Southern man might prove
an element of weakness in those por
tions of the North where it might be
of the first importance that the ticket
should be strong. Much as the Star
admires Mr. Carlisle and would re
joice in seeing him in thejPresiden
tial Chair, it can but regard his nom
ination for the second place hazard
ous, and of doubtful expediency, to
say the leist.
The ticket would well represent
North and Sijmtb, East and West,
but the Democrats have no votes to
lose. The jery strongest, mast
available : ticket should be chosen if
we would bear off the stakes.
We do not behevo that Sam Ran
dall would support the ticket. He is
not a Democrat except in name. He"
represents neither the principles n'or
policy of the Democratic narty. .If
the nominating convention under
takes to placate Randall and bis pe
rennial Kickers then it will handi
cap the ticket at the start. Tariff
Reformers will not fee satisfied with
any platform; that is broad enough
for a Penn9ylyanian Protectionist to
Mr. Carlisle would make a Presi
dent of a very high order. But his
day is not yet: if it ever comes. The
Democrats have about determined
npon Mr. Cleveland. It will be
highly important to strengthen him
as far as it is j possible to do so by
selecting the most popular Western
man who is known to be trustworthy
and eonnd as to Democratic nrinm.
pies and j measures
THE PERSECUTIONS' OP
i ISRAELI TES- T
The treatment of the Jewish peo
ple in Rnssia and Hungary is both a
shame and a reproach. A race, con
fessedly one of the greatest on earth
and with a history that puts to shame
that of almost anv other': with m
ancestry of the greatest, numbering
among them poets, orators, states
men and soldi ers of the highest rank;
a race that was old when Rome was
founded, and that had gathered
around it the 'traditions and solemni
ties of antiquity before 6sBsar had
invaded and conquered Gall or a
Roman helmet had flashed in the sun
light of the Mediterranean or on the
chalk cliffs' of" England ; a I race from
whose loins have sprung merchant
princes and bankers whose wealth ri
valled that of principalities and
powers; and enabled kingdoms to
wage war sipon the (credit or
the funds lent them-ifor such
a grand, historic racer to be set upon
at the close of a centuryj like ours
and to be subjected io; humilia
tions and persecutions that would
have disgraced mediaeval darkness is
to cast a shadow and stain npon the
civilization of the world. '
It matters not what may be the
cause of complaint andhe impelling
motive to retaliation itjis a cruel
abuse of-power to molestto burn, to
destroy, to kill, to banish. Despotism
may authorize violence and even in
cite bad men to acta of remorseless
cruelty1, but humanity must shudder
at such -scenes, and the people of a
free : and 'prosperous Republic can
only condemn. Id the old king ridden
countries where personal government
has exerted a deadening influence
npon intelligence and has lain like a
mighty incubus upon , the people,
crushing them in the dust and keep
ing them stripped and - poor, liberal
idea are of slow growth. The right
of conscience, the right of free think
ing, the right to grow rich are poorly
understood. Centuries ; ot wrong
have not lifted the peoples to that
high plane of justice and right that
they allow - men to work: out their
destiny under;- the fear of God and
without interference from men.
For the Jewish people in any quar
ter of the globe to be treated as they
were in Hungary on the 19th insc is
only an unmistakable evidence that
the dark ages still rest npon a por
tion of . Europe and' that the great
ideas and principles of right, of jus
tice and mercy have not penetrated
those benighted corners of the earth.
HOW ItKPCBLICANS APPIJT CIVII.
; SERVICE BEFOBIB. " -
The Republican party pretends to
be quite in earnest in the matter of
Civil Service Reform. The Stab
has not for a moment been deceived
by its apparent sincerity, jit has
prophecied more than once that if
the Republicans should return to
power in 1889, that they would kick
the Curtia-Britiah Jaw out -of their
Way as boys kick their rubber balla.
The whole history of the Republican
party proves that it is a party that
Steadfastly believes in and invaria
My practices the much attacked
"spoils system." Did they not for
a quarter of a century take posses
sion of all of . the offices in the
country and put in their most active,
aid of ten. their most unscrupulous
party tools? Nay, did they not even
create thousands of offices in order to
give their henchmen ' places? - When
they get a' chance 'at the swill tub
aain, if that curne should befal the
land, will they allow the Democratic
su jkera to stand aronnd and enjoy
th j good things? Not a bit of it.
Ti e crack of the party whip will
be heard, and tho last Democrat
in office will be retired quickly to
thu ohades of private life to medi
tate npon the fickleness of party pa
tro nage, the uncertainty of daily
grub got from Uncle Samuel'a de
mesne and the bamboozling quali
ties of the monumental humbug of
this century, j They will find that
Republican promises are mide to be
broken, and that
" Tae ample proposilion. that hope ninkes
Ia !1 designs began on earth below
f ails in the promised largeness."
The Stab recently pointed to the
action of the Republicans in Massa
chusetts in State affairs where they
disregarded the entire underlying
prifkcipltt of the Civil Service law
andj gave iha patronage to thoso of.
their own political household. -
There is still another and more
fee nt example of Republican decep
tion and disregard of the humbug
law they prate so mueh about. In
Cincinnati there ia what 19 called the
Board of Public Affairs, f It has
charge of several departments of the
city government. It is a Board created
by a Republican Legislature. What
did the Republican Governor For-ake-
do io filling the Board ? There
were five persons to' be selected.
There are thousands of capable and
intelligent Democrats in Cincinnati.
But not one of these was selected.
Tim Governor appointed Jive Repub
licans to the Jive places, :
Now what did these, five members
do vhen appointed? They turned put
every Democrat in office under their
control, and put Republicans in their
pi toes. And that is precisely the kind
of Civil Services Reform that Demo
ocnis will be subjected to whenever
the Republican grabbers get control
of he Federal offices. The last Dem
ocrat will have his official head
chopped off. .-:
''he Blaine Republican Club, of
Cii cinnati, demanded the , discharge
of all Democrats. Gen.-Young, a
member of the Republican Board,
offered a resolution which was adopt
ed. That resolution declared that
"the so called Civil Service Reform
has proved a delusion and a snare
under all administrations since its
inception, whether Republican or
Democratic, , either in Federal, State
or municipal governments." ; The
resolution also declared that "it is
the policy of this Board, with a view
solely to perpetuate "the preponder
ance for the public good' of the Re
publican party in this city, and by
its example in 'every Republican
county and municipality in the State
of Ohio, that all -appointments here
after : made; or to be made, by it
shall be good, honest, industrious
,We make some comments thus :
First, the Republicans , think Civil
Service Reform an excellent thing
for them whenever the Democrats are
in power, second, that Civil Service
Reform is not good for municipal af
fairs when Republicans are in power.
Third, that Civil Service Reform is
only to be advocated by Republicans
as j to Federal patronage when the
distribution of favors is in the bands
of Democrats. Fourtb,: that the
much talked of law must not be ex
tended to State matters, unless it be
under - circumstances favoring-; Re
publican control of the offices.
In North Carolina, there are a good
many woriny, intelligent .Democrats
who are very .much' enamored of the
life tenure system and think' it an
excellent things for : the country.
They applaud Mr. Cleveland to the
echo; jtot because he executes the
law, for that is his sworn duty, and
he cannot well avoid it; but because
he j favors i the ' indefinite contin
uance of a system that is Bri
tish; : that . is at ' war with
the very genius of our republican in
stilutions; that removes the power
of control from thepeople and places
it in the hands of a peripatetic Com
mission; that fastens upon the coun
try thousands "of office-holders for
life, 4nd thus destroys the time-
honored and thoroughly tested prin
eiple that frequent changes in offi
cials are necessary to the safety of
our institutions and to the pnrity of
the public service. The War Office
in England is known to be honeys
combed with corruption under this
life tenure system. ; ; "
" But the North Carolina Democrats
who favor a British law as applied to
underlings in office da not propose, so.
iar we can learn, to . extena us.
ramifying and precious blessings to
the higher offices under the U. S.
Gdv.ernmeBt. Why not ? Can it be
possible that the welfare and safety
of k great Government depend more
upon a few understrappers than upon
the! great " officials ? v Who - believes
thai? j- , ." . -
i Once more: we cannot learn that
North Carolina Democrats meditate
designs; that will lead them to pro
poses to- apply the Civil Service rules
to Slate officials. . Why not? It ia a
moss excellent law, say they, and
wipea out the "infamous spoils doc
trinei" Then apply it nearer home.
If the 'spoils system" h so infamous
then get rid of it. Let no man hold
office ! in North Carolina who cannot
stand and who does not stand a cred
itable examination in English gram
mar find fluxions. Xet the Dem
ocrats j who are so horrified at
tnn fspoua system' Bee to it
that itj is denounced unmeasuredly in
the county, district and State Con
ventions of -1888. Let them intro
duce -solutions that the law ehall
prevai throughout North Carolina,
and tb it no man shall hold office who
does not stand an approved exami
nation and that all offices shall be
open to Republicans a much as Dem
ocrats ven though IhV latter should
carry the State.
In tile meantime the Republicans
will eniy the fun, langh at the crass
ty of men, and get ready to
le rascils out" when they get
in power again.
We publish the most interesting
of a communication of the
Donn Piatt, furnished the
Anuislon (Ala.) Hot Blast. Piatt is
brill'mi , and able, but we cannot
speak with confidence of hia reliable
uess. Ie may be all right on that
score. He knows much of the inter
nal . hittory - of - the despotism that
dominated the North from 1861 to
1865. lie is doing an important
service in knocking from their ped
estals pome of the popular idols. He
"Next to setting up a sham as a popular
idol, the greatest difficulty ia to null him
down again, and escape the consequences
of our of n folly. Good may come out of
violence j done by masses when they rise
half starved against oppression,, but there
is no good ia assassination. There is a dif
ference between murder and war."
i Gran , Sherman, Stanton and John
Brown ire confirmatory examples of
Several of ; onr State exchanges
have j either copied what' the Stab
said relative to a monument to Peter
M. Hale, or referred to it with edi
torial indorsement. v We would be
glad to know that the editors gene
rally ! were agreed in this matter.
The Statesville Landmark says:
"The 1 Wilmington Stab suggests that
the State press should erect a monument to
the memory of the late P. M. Hale, Esq.
ine suggestion is an excellent one, ana it
the State Press Association would take hold
of it. and give it shape it would do some
thing to jjuslify its existence. If the mat
ter were j pressed upon the people a good deal
of money could be raised in some sec
tions of (the State for this puiooee: in oth
er sections, where Mr. Hale waa leas known
the popular subscriptions would be lighter,
bat every paper iu the State could do some
thing,' and all would cooperate in the move
ment and it would succeed."
The St. Paul Globe eent out circu
lars relative to the candidates for the
Presidency in 1888. - More than 3,000
from Minnesota, Iowa, Wis-
Dakota and . Montana were
There is but little opposi
tion t0 Cleveland. Blaine is the Re
publican favorite. Lincoln is the fa
vorite for Vice President. Vilas got
slightly more indorsement than Car
lisle,' but Iowa is strong for the latter.
The Prince of Wales was born on
9th Nov. 1841. ' Hia wife is a very
fascinating -and attractive woman,
and has six children. She is a daugh-
the King of Denmark, was
in 1844, and waa married in
i Senator Ransom has not been ten
dered place 'in the Cabinet. Now
for the next lie.
are often too ill to labor, but they haven't
timetoitake medicine and lay off. Sim
mons Liver Regulator can be taken without
causing any loss of time, and the system
will bo built up and invigorated by it. It
has no equal as a preparatory medicine,
and can be safely used when a doctor cani
not be called in! In all common diseases it
willunassisted by any other medicine,
effect a'speedy cure. , ' r
-Body roan. v- .
The body of Mr. John Brennon, of Bla
den county, who .fell overboard from the
steamer Cape .Fear and. was drowned near
the "Devil's Elbow," while the boat was on
her trip up;, the .river, if last Thursday,
waa discovered by officers of the same
steamer on the return of the boat last Bun
day. r It was floating- in - the water,
fastened by a rope to a jtree on the river
bank, about thirteen miles above this city.
It is supposed' that ' the body had . been
found and secured, by persons who had
gone to notify the coroner of the county.
Capt. Tomlinson, of the Cape Fear. h&A
the remains of the unfortunate man cov
ered with a tarpaulin, as a protection from
the birds, and upon the arrival of the boat
here notified the friends of the. deceased.
An undertaker " with a- coffin went up on
the Cape Fear yesterday 'afternoon, to re
move the body to Dawson, Bladen county,
the home of the deceased, for interment.
Mr. Brennon was a native of Canada, but
had married in Bladen county, where ha
leaves a wife and one child. Hia friends
say that he had about sixty dollars in money
on his person when he
home last Thursday.
left this city for
Tbe Teacher Assembly.
A correspondent writing from Morehead
City eaya that the meeting of the North
Carolina Teachers' Assembly at that place
is the greatest gathering known in the Btate.
Nine hundred and fifty members of the As.
sembly are present. . All the lectures are by
residents of this State, and in addition to
the regular course there are thirteen special
lectures by prominent North Carolinians.
Lieut. . Francis . Winslow, of . the 2 United
States - Navy, lectured Saturday evening,
Gov. Scales lectures next Thursday and ex-
Congressman ; A M. Waddell next Friday.
Next Saturday a special report will be
made-on the establishment of a North Car
olina State Normal College on a scale far
larger than anything previously attempted.
The Assembly adjourns on the 30th inst..
and then goes to Washington in .a special
train and steamer to spend a week there,
iriorcbead and tho Teacher.
The North Carolina Teachers' Assembly
now in session at Morehead City, is one of
the most pronounced successes in the edu
cational history of our State. .A corres
pondent furnishes the Stab with the fol
lowing: ," -,"-vJ -'' V'' ' -T VM '.':.'
The number of teachers and friends of
education present on last Sunday, Monday
ana Tuesday was from 800 to 1.000. The
exercises were conducted by our leading
teachers and have, so far, been full of in
terest and value tq all. This is truly a
norm uaronna gatnerincr, lor as yet all or
tne spea&ers are rtortn Carolina teachers.
The exercises increase in interest daily and
while the rest of the State is sweltering in
beat our hard worked teachers are not only
enjoying the cool breezes of Morehead but
are also growing in knowledge or the best
methods of education as presented by our
leaaing teacners. up to date more than
sixty-live counties are represented and
every train brings fresh arrivals. Surely
it ia a credit to our teachers that so many
attend these annual meetings, and our State
is fortunate in having such a hotel as the
"Atlantic to accommodate so large a
Judge Meares. of the Criminal Court, did
not sign the petition asking the Governor
to commute the sentence of death passed on
Grant Best to imprisonment A note from
Best's counsel says: "Judge Meares wrote
a lengthy letter to Governor Scales, in
which he reviewed the evidence and gave
his reasons for believing that lithe boy was
guilty of manslaughter, and recommended
to the Governor that his sentence be com
muted to imprisonment in the State peni.
tentiary for from ten to twenty, years.
The petition, signed by the citizens, was
the strongest ever sent from this city in any
similar case." :j . j
The Recent Drowning on the River.
Friends of Mi. John Brennon, recently
dro wned in the river some fifteen miles
above Wilmington, say that his body was
robbed of sixty dollars in money. Besides
this amount he had thirty dollars in bills
in an inside pocket of his vest which had
not been disturbed. The body was taken
up the river on the steamer Cape Fear to
the home of the deceased in Bladen county,
for burial. ' j -i
Effects of Heat on Railroad Track.
A postal from up the line of the W. &
W. Tailroad, says that about half a mile
north of Contentnea Creek, the neat caused
the rails to expand, throwing them out of
line for a distance of about seventy-five
yards, with a curvature of three feet to the
left. Trains passed over the place safely,
moving slowly and carefully, however.
The Bloomtnc Cotton. '
The cotton blossom season opens early
and briskly. ;
Mr. J. A. McLean, of Maxton, N. C,
sends one enclosed in a letter to the 3tak
and which he says he found in his field on
the morning of the 20th inst. jj j .
Mr. T. B.. Weatherly of Red Banks, N
C, also sends a blossom, plucked from the
field of Mr. S. R. Townsend, and says:
"It (the blossom) is red to-day the 20th
which shows that it was open yesterday
The Flnt Bloom. t
The first cotton bloom of the season re
ceived at the Stab office, came to hand
yesterday . It was sent by Mr. R . Q.
Powell, of Fair Bluff, N. Cwho says that
it was plucked on the 16th inst., from the
farm of J. S. Oliver, near that place, There
were many others in the same field. ' ' .
" '. '--i i; r."
A Hatteras trader at Morehead City.
June 18, reports having passed a large three1!
masted schooner 40 miles east of Cape
Lookout on Wednesday mornintr. with
colors half-mast, union down. It was so
rough that he could not get near enough to
learn her name. A . very large black dog
landed on the beach at Lookout on Thurs
day or Ifriday. . - - . -'
Mr. Peter McRae, of Laurinburg, sends
a cotton blossom to the Stab, plucked from
the field on the 20th instant. Cotton crops
in.the Laurinburg section, he says, are fine.
Heavy and Destructive
- Lynchburg and Vicinity.
t'H By Telegraph to the Horning star. .
. Lthchbuho, June 22. A heavv storm
visited this city last night, blowing down
shade trees and fencing and jdoing other
damage. - The damage in the country is
thought to be heavy f , I . i
.- Brace Up,
You are feeling depressed; vour ar-
petite is poor,' you are bothered with
Headache, you are fidgetty, nervous
and generally out of sorts, i and want
to brace up. Brace up, but not with
stimulants, spring medicines, or bit
ters, which have for their basis- very
cheap, bad whiskey, and which stim
ulate you for an hour, andithen leave
you in worse condition than before
What you want is an alterative that
will tmrifv vour blood, start, h enithv
action of Liver, and - Kidneys, restore
your vitality, and give renewed health
and strength. Such a medicine Tnn
"will find in. Electrio.Bltters, and only
w ueiits o wiiue, u.t w .- n. ttreen Sc
uo'b JJrng- tore. - ii
WKATIIER A.2iJD CROMfS.
8lKnl Office Report for the . Week
. : tjf Endlne Jon 18th. -' ,. "' :
. - TeUgrapli to tho Uornlna st&r.i ,
WASBiNaroK.June 19 The following ia
the weather and crop bulletin issued to-day
by the Signal Office, for the week ending;
June 18th:"- . x, "- i' ' 1 t - - : j
Temperature. During . the week, the
weather bar been' warmer lhan the'av-!
erage, except "at . stations on the AM
lantic and Gulf coast, in the West Gulf
States, and on the. Pacific coast north of
San Francisco ' In the wheat and corn re-
glons of the' North the excess of iempera-l
ture for the week has been fr6m 25 to 70
deerecs, an ..average daily ,. excess above
normal of from 5 to 10 degrees. The gre&t-l
est excess ot ; temperature occurred in the1
Nortbwest where the weather conditions of
the week are reported as especially X a vor4
able for corn 'and wheat, except in section
of Illinois, Iowa and eastern Mitsoun,'
where all of the croD3, 1 except corn; have
been more or loss injured by drought.' Id
the cotton regions the temperature haa diff
fered but alightly from normal, except ia
Arkansas and ..Texas, where the daily
average has been from, two : to three
degrees cooler y than usua:. In ... the
tobacco ' region, west jof the AlleghaniesL
the daily excess of temperature ranges from
8 to 4 degrees, while to the eastward it has
differed but slightly from normal, for the
week. The temperature for the season fiom
January 1st to June 18th, in the cotton and
corn regions,- has been in excess of the daily
average, ranging from 11 to 2 degrees; while
on the South Atlantic and North Pacific
coast and in northern California the tem
perature for the season has been slightly be
low normal. j . - . r-- . '--(-
Rainfall. During tho week there hie
been a deficiency of rainfall- generally
throughout the agricultural regions east of
the Rocky Mountains, except in sections of
Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Nebraska
and Kansas, where slight excesses are re
ported . The greatest deficiency of rainfall
occurred in the Southern States the lower
Ohio and the central Mississippi Valley.
This deficiency in the cotton region has, it
is prabable, not aa yet affected that crop
unfavorably, owing lo: the numerous and
well 'distributed showers of the previous
weeks,- but .reports generally show that
more rain is heeded in that section. Slight
deficiencies of rainfall are also reported inf
New Ejgland, but generally throughout!
the Northern States numerous and well
distributed showers have occurred, except!!
in Illinois, where rain i is much needed.
The Jurjje seasonal deficiency of rainfall in
the Southern Stales has been increased du-
ring the week, and now ranees from ten lo
sixteen inches in the cotton regions. The
seasonal deficiency in Iowa, Illinois and
Southern Wisconsin exceeds live inches.
while an excess of five Inches is reported
from the North Pacific coast and the unter
Ohio Valley. i ,
: General Remarks. The week has been
generally favorable for the. staple crops.
mere uaa oeen more man me average
aiuouni or sunsntne in tne central valley
and the weather has been csoedallv favor
able for harvesting, which has been largely
compieiea ior wneat and nay in the South
ern States, and now extends to the 42nd
parallel in many portions of the wheat re
gion. - ! (' . .
Hammond or Georgia XTreed for
preme Conrt Jndse.
WASHINOTOir ..Tune20 Rpnntnr
Representatives Blount, Crisp and Stewart
oi ueorgia, uaa a special audience with the
J A. m . J -mm ....
nesiueui vo-aay ana aavocatea the ap
pointment or ex-Keprcsentative Hammond
ot ueorgia to tne vacancy in the U. B. Bu
preme Court. J
WASntNOTOS June 22 -Lfctn-oronn fian.
eral iliuaillon. who has just returned to
TXT a . . . . .
nasuiDgion irom a visit to Cancago. ex-
.. . i L . . . .1 . .
prtnwue tuc ueuet mat au proper steps nave
been taken to fhwk thn vnllrvw fwr in!
demic tt Key West, -and that its further
sprecu una oeen wen guaraeo against
Commissioner Miller has1 completed ar
racceraenls for a transfer nf th uTm) in.
ternai revenue districts, consolidated under
tne recent executive order, so that the new
order of things may go into effect oa the
msi pros i mo. me Beginning or tne next Ms
cal year. - , ; ; -
Secretary Fairchild to-day reduced to $40
in each ce, the fines of $900 in each case
Impost d by the collector of customs at Key
West, Kla., on masters of the Spanish fish
ing smacks Habaneko,- Marie Dolores, and
Euriquito, which were seized for not Dre-
Sentin? manifesLa and fnr llpmntiniT in
leave the collection district without report
ing- - . ! .;!-.'
Washington. June 22. Mr.W. W. f!nr-
coran has so far recovered from his recent
attack of oaralvsia that he Waa tn-rinv ta
ken to Deer Park. Md . to snend Hir hpnt-
eu lerm -
1 NT Eti-STATE COMMERCE,
An order Kcqnlrlns Publication of
Joint TarlfT. . j- -
WA8HINOTON-. JntlR 21 - At the mootiitfr
of the Inte state Commerce Commission
mis morning tne subject ot publication of
joint tariffs being under consideration, the
following nre&mhlA and nrilpr wnro ainini.
mously adopted and directed to be sent to
n i j .. . .
an rauruau companies, suDject to tne "act
to rruulale commerce:" 1 i
- "Whebkas, Section six of the 'act to
reculate commemi' ailthnriaa tha rvFn-
mispiou to direct when joint tariffs shall be
made public, and to nrescrihn thp mpi.nra
of puhlicity to be given to the same. It is
. 1 a ! . . a :
uruewi as ioiiows: joint tariES Ot; rates,
fares or charges, established by two -or
moieoommoo carriers fnr thn tnnsnnriotinn
of pas- engers or freight passing over con-
uououi nuts or routes, copies or which are
requir. d by the sixth section of tho 'act to
reeulatc cemmerce' to Up "M vithih.
Couimitsion, shall be made public so far aa
me suQie reiate io Dusiness oetween points
which arc rnnnpt0rl htr th linn nnn
-. - wj vy . itu. wi nuj
single common carrier required by tho first
painiBpu ui bitiu oecuon to maKe public
schedules of its rates, fares and charces.
Such ioict tiriffa ehall he an mihlishnil ho
plaiuiy printing the same in largo type, of
icaa mc oiio ui urumary pica; copies Of
which shall be kept for the use of the pub
lic in such nlacea and in anch form that.
they can be conveniently inspected, at
every depot or station upon the line of
carriers uniline in such faint tnrir onH
where business is transacted in competition
wii.u uuaiuesa 01 carriers wnnan anhnriiiloa
are required by law to be made public as
I't LLO W FEVER.
The Epidemic at Key West Spreading.
Washington. June 21. Acting Surgeon
GeriprnI Htnncr haa reoniira) fmm i
Assistant Surgeon Giennan TWoHnn rreu
pilal tk:yice, stationed at Key West, Pia.,
ait p.jii.iu icgaruioiae yeiiow fever epi
demic at that place, in which he says:
"Cases aro devnlnninir nn .11 f .u-
island and affecting children of unacclima-
wsu iceiueuis, me inaicaiions Demg that the
disease Will ran lta rnnran'nntil all c.o-
tible material is exhausted. !- He adds that
steps are i eing made to confine the disease
Ki vucKuuu iuu io prevent its -spread to
the mainland. Aid nf nn "o.r;r.; j-
being extended to the local board of health
i jvey west Dy tne Marine - Hospital Ser
vice, under inatrnn.tinna frnm tho
. m - u UEblCtaiJ
of the Treasurv.- and amiatanPA win ,
- ' - w " .uu uo
rendered toward the isolation of unacclima-
tea restaents. . .
MA SSA CH U SETTS.
Attempt to Pall Down Pls-nrea
Front of th Stafe Home In Bo
ton. " ' f:-.--V -,;:
BOSTON. Jiino 29 A n mtamni mn. . - j
- . h tt o.a U14UO
about 2 o'clock this morning by a gang of
nine men tn mill rtnnn th. - .v
T . - r " " " " uguica ui but)
ljion and Umonrn whfoh HennratA hA
of the old State House. Whoever fastened
tne rope to the effigy was evidently famil
iar With the bnildintr. Tha BiHa dftA was
forced and access to the roof was gained.
t ucio ma rooi reacaea tne aistance to
the figures mentioned is encompassed with
manv dancers, bnt thev spent tn hair
, - - a J w ".IB UGCU
braved by at least two men, one of whom
luaieacu a rope to tne uon and another man
a rnnfi tn tha nnionrn ; Thu t....- .
- .wv UUCU6Q. its
occupied by the Mutual District Telegraph
vu., nuiui io uprju au mgni., The ma
rauders locked tha Mntn.l nit,,-;-,.
- - - - fc visuiv. Bill
ploycs m. before attempting their work.
iu uiauBKcr uuwuBu me. unusual Sight of
a nnmrr nf man In tha K..n:
..... -ip, puuiuK at
ropes, and availed himself of a side door
which the invaders did not know of. As
soon as he made his appearance the men at
the ropes fled. A detail ? of climbing fire
men waa necessary to remove the lines from
the figures. The action was of j course in-
timatalv mnnpptail - with . . ..
- j ." auiiconi8UC
feeling toward the celebration of the Queen's
1llhA in H-annlal Wall !. -s-w ueen
. --' U1B.UI, I j
canon Wliberforce of England Speaks
on Temperance Cordial and Hearty
: Greeting Assignment of Arnold 6z
Co., Coffee Dealers Continuation of
- Jake Sharp's Trial. t
. . ; By Telegraph to the Morning star.' ' v
New York, June 19. A iaree audience
gathered in Checkering Hall this afternoon
to greet Canon Wilberforce, of England,
who was announced to sneak under the
auspices of the National Temperance So
ciety.; -Re v. Dr. T.De Witt Talmage pre
sided, and many clergymen of various de
nominations known in connection with the
temperance cause, had 6eata on the plat -form.
; In introducing the . speaker. Dr.
Talmage said that the audience were glad
to welcome tne canon, not because he was
a son of Bishop Wilberforce.f nor because
nc was a erand-son of William Wilber
force, the' great English emancipator but
because ne was as good and as strong as
euner. as tne Keverena iioctor s aDDear-
ance the people rose in their seats and
Waved their handkerchiefs at the visitor
in Christian salutation. The .Canon spoke
energetically ana rapidly ior an nour and
evosea great entnusiasm. ' . ; . ; -
New York; June 20. Benjamin 0. Ar
nold and Francis B. -Arnold, composing
lueurmui arDoiu VO., coneo aeaiers,
Wall street, assigned to-day to Welcome S.
jarvis. . - . . ,, ; :-t
New York, J une 20. The trial of Jacob
Bharp was continued this moraincr. , Thos
H. McLean was recalled and produced the
bioc&vdook oi tne Broadway surface road.
It was perfectly blank; not a certificate be
ing cut inererrom . -. - i . . ;
QIIICAGO WHEAT DEAL.
Receiver Appointed for the Firm of
. Keriniw Oc Co. A Salt to Kecover
.9200,000. .,). .,. ; , .i:
, . .- By TeleirraDh to the Mornlnar Star. : J
Chicago. June 20. Charles J. Kershaw
C1.r a.:n a o ? . ....
uicu a uiu iu lueoupenor uoarc lais morn
ine against his Dartnera. Dewar and V.r.
fflflpf OH , ThA Y OQb-O f hawa itia o.f
- - -- waa Mosma W Mt V V bUO UCil bUUl ?
ship dissolved and . an accounting order
granted and rnoj'twr innnintiil fPha Oi.T-f
appointed Proteus T. B. Weaver, receiver.
uuu tutu ncQiieman niea sou.uuu Dona. ;
NEW YOTtlT. Jnn 2ft .Tho Ttontr Af
Montreal has obtained from Judge Dona-
hub oi me oupreme court, an attachment
in this State against the Fidelity National
Bank of Cincinnati Ohin Ti. w.n
in a suit instituted to recover $200,000, the
vaiue oi two cnecxsoi flUU.UUUeacb. drawn
bv the Fidelitv Bank at OA
14, payable to the order of J.- W. Wiltshire
atiao ueuiictii xiauonai ua.nK. or mis cityi
and endorsed by the payee. J.j W. Hoyfi
suu uwm ureen uo., oi unicaeo, and
protested by the Chemical Bank-! The suit
is the outcome from the Chicago .wheat
CON FED ERA TE VETERANS.
R. B. Lee Camn TIait New York and
- Wasblneton on Their Return - to
1 New York, June 20. It was expected
that R. E. damn nf Pnnfwlpriito Votorono
Who took part in the Bunker Hill Monu-
uiuui ceremonies ai cosion. wouia return
home by way of New York. ' Instead thev
broke ranks in Bob ton yesterday. About
twenty-flve of them were in this city to-day
an1 tnora nntnufniHirl Vn asA.B 1
ouu vvAb CUU.1UIIUCU ujr oiciuntiy uau Jtu
mer Post G. A. R lis
1 Washington, June 20. Robert E. Lee
wnip or ex-uonieaerate veterans passed
through this city this morning on their way
back to Richmond. .They spoke very en
thusiastically of the generous and magnifi-
iccepuua given mem. noi oniy.st lios
ton but in Lvnn and in other Hti nf Mas.
s&chusetts. Everywhere Hhey experienced
klnil tranlmn. U 51 1 ..,.
j FENNSYL, VAN I A.
Statement of II. Sloan Sc. Sonr, Sns
peuded Cotton Brokers of Philadel
phia. f . - .1 . ..
PnrLADKT.PhTA. Jnnn 9.0 IT Rlnnn
RATIO tntfntl K,AlraTB ml.. J 1 J
Davmcnt. exnect to nrpspnt a ttntomMt in
their creditots in a few days. The firm
ws abliged to close its doors on account of
the insolvency of the Washington Manu
factoring Comnanv. which came rathpr un
expectedly. It had indorsed the company's
parcel to the extent, it is said, of 250,000.
The liabilities in addition to this are about
$100,000. The assets are sufficient to cover
the amount, but the firm preferred to stop
payment - until satisfactory arrangements
could hf matin with the froriitnra i rkna nf
- - - - " 1J V
th directors of the Washington Manufac
turing Company said to-day that he be
lieved that the company would pay.dollar
for dollar. He thought it was wrorjg for
Sloan & Sons to say that the companv
ought -net to have gone under. It was true
that the comnanv wan nprfortlirl enltronf
but it could not utilize stock,, machinery
auu uuuumgs to pay notes ana cancel aeots.
If the creditors nf tha
disposition to be lenient, their claims would
be paid in full and H., Sloan & Sons would
not lose a dollar through endorsing out"
AT-nfe. - I IT. ,.; .
Duwuiug paper, sou wouia oc relieved to a
VuusiuciauiB extent. -
EA R TIIQ UAKE.
Snmmervllle Reports a- Manilas
i Shock Sanday Nomina.
HAKLESTOK. Jnnn 1!) A anonlfil tn tVia
NfiWX find, dntlri wnnrta o otni-lK. bVai'
of (earthquake at Summerville at 10.37 this
uiuiuiu, BuuuuipaDieu Dy me most pro
longed roaring heard since October 22d of
last year. The shock caused & sensible vi
bration of houses and f urniture.but was not
sufficient to do any injury or cause alarm.
The roar wan fainttv hoiril at r.o.i.i.
"J v..t. vuaticoiuu.
At; Summerville the roar seemed to come
The iriDnlclpalltr Send a Conerata-
i - .
latory Dispatch tor Queen Victoria.
Charleston, a. a. jnnm 9.1 Th. mnj
mcipal flags are displayed here to day on
account of Queen Victoria's Jubilee, and
a congratulatory dispatch wns sent by the
Mayor, expressing Charleston's I grateful
remembrance of the Queen's quick and
touching svmnat.hv in ihs
jBiut.jr ui mat xaii
favorable Reports from the
Corn and Tobacco cram
LyHCHBUBO. Jnnn R1 Tha 4 AJ,.,
- ww- V. AluvuHMI
sent out a large number- of inquiries in re-
6u iu tuu crops ana tne tota answers
summed up shdw that wheat Is very prom
ising and ia now beinir harrAatarl that a..
. t - - : 7. . vu ww.u , .Mw.wv.uXU
is 6n average, and that tobacco, jnot more
-u uau a crop oi wnicn "was planted, is
JV ORTH CAROLINA.
Sadden Death of lTIaior Dnffloid'
I :' -. '; : Ashevliie. ... -; r .-j : :- V , -
A BTTPVIT T TJt Ttwwwn OI . IjT- J . --it ' w.
t., uuua i. aiajur unartcs IS
Daffleld, formerly of- Norfolk, ,Va.. and
later a reaidnnt nf ac1i,t,,h I
w , . 1 . - w. wHIHVTIII TT UO 1UUUU
dead in his bed this mornins- of hoart-Hia
ease. Deceased was about s
war - in Rowan ' CAnavn.h.
tween ReEnlators and Desperadoes
f-A Number of SEen Killed, f ; ; i
been received by the Iranscript ot another
" i.uTTou county wnicn. occurred
this morning at 9 o'clock.. In Ihis fight
, j . , vwoiiwTiauu woo naa
lorded it over that section, was killed. It
- r o vwow I1TU BUXItf W6r8
murdered in cold blood by thefTolliver
men abnnt - ton wui j
In jail m this city at the time ot the tragedy
had organized a hand nf n,i.i
purpose of ridding the county of desperan.
. , """ mia nana oetng in the
nenthborhood of wnrBA u--?irB.lue
. . : "'vuoiiu uvc ueen ire
25iS mo,rnin8 at IUH after 9
-ii. , -uaing concealed in
close proximity to Morehead, opened fire
on Tolhver and anmo f 1
were on the str: rL
i-v. t me men mamg
behind houses ; and ; trees and shooting at
JJ"" that could be seen. Reports differ
-7. " " uumucr : aiiiea : one placing the
number at n ,r.nl.w; it.i):. s.
other stated that Craig Tolliver, two of his
FfMnaTt'a an1 tL! . 1
Cm j uu mirieen omera -naa been
allied-. . Thprn U nat MnfmU.. 1- .-1-
graphlc renorta - enmimr
ia .w .w- " "vvu'
w8 elected Vicm, J Zim,
soclation of Bult f?
Asy utns inlhe United States AS.
meeting in petroit. -4- Wo i ,hcir kk
friend that ft f r.Wclcavn f,
- ! OlUl Lil Ql
duoo waa jvery severe
' 1YC,-V severe north of it. llet
n -Pigeon House branch ?lth!
1UKU U UllHLnil II If l - .
nprmwest. there was a fall 0f hn;i mi'fi
" . : annni
-iuiou oy mucn wind, cansint. Zl "m.
We damage to crops, fencing, &c ti-
iianbary Reporter: Pie
vtruueri, agea about 70 fnr
principal of tho Salem I Female a ' yeir
uieaat jxazareth, Fa., bn !, ueiy
Thepeople of Germantn arc rntki
rangemenu to have a celebratv-n 1 '
of July. . 1 Walnut I Covc' u 5?."
miles from Greensboro Da'ion l
from Walnut Cove, Mt.l Airv'n
Dalton, or 66 miles frotn Grycenst8ft
country. Why don't 'some enw-
farmer get some good strck 1 pri8ltlS
stock farm ? - It will wove
Charlotte Chronicle: (Jnt
return rrom St. Louis. IIe cnniro'T.11"
entery on that trip, which resultXi i V J!-
morrno ana is or a most &Prr--' w
At tho recent commenepmpn, iVt
Sidney Collece. VinHnin . "'.P-
conferred the decree of L T. n I- ; u.sl
J. Martin, Professor ofJ Chemi;, L W.
vidson Colleee. Mr t
rill, editor or the Concord Timet
chased the Concord Register offific ,n,,p!r
two papers will be merged into one ,? '
the editorial control, manaepmci t Mtt
prietorship of Mr. Sherrill. 1 pr-
Greensboro Workman: Se.,,
street parades by a brass band, twofl,
three runaways, with the Superior Co.,,.
session this week, and fJonsideraWe act i!"
in business circles, things hav. Wn . 1
thing but dull. The C. F & X v
R R. will be completed to Genbaninn 1
... - "uuu 1, V.'I
part of August.
The hew rrr,ii..,i " . in:
hililriiniT fnr thn whitoo So AMI
-e, - -. .wu .0 vU UUS,
The fnnnnatinna fn fii.. U
The foundations for five 1W1T, nZ
have been laid Since our last issiie
The board of magistrates for CasWc-hcnnr,.
ty met at x ancey vine on the first Monil7.
in June and made a sweeping reduction i..
me county taxes, so tnat now the State and
county taxes amount to! only 50
o i - a :n. -r .... V
.r oiateviue juanqmarc: Six lit.
tie mounds have been raised in tlt com
tery here within the past two wecki" pi
mothera are in bitterness for thiir first
born and only children.1, There
certain forms of expression which alwsvi
suggest certain men. Whenever the late
M. P. Freeland, Esq., of I this pleci-who
was nothing If not critical was told thai
a certain man had "his smoke-house rob
bed" or had "had his arm broken," Ir an,
thing of this sort, he invariably inquired
"Why, what in tho world did he hate that
done for?" A little son of Rev D G
Caldwell sustained a fall last -Monday bv
which one of his arms wais broken. .
It seems that Charlotte and Statesvi le are
about the only places in the State tiikt are
.uKiuiuujj cwugu iu BriuKie inesr streets
Tarboro Southerner: Rjpair
ing of the Methodist Church is bei
ly pushed. Ths pillared front is t give
jway. to a gothic arch. The homelj rec
tangular windows are to be renlaecrl hv
graceful gothic ones and the roof Will be
made to correspond. U Mr. P.jddcn
Pitt man will next week begin the loejation
prthe railroad to bo built bttwcci this
place and Hamilton . It will be built from
.U- TT SI. J . r
M-o iittuiiuou enu. a muraer wa
Committed last week in Halifax, near the
Edgecombe line and in Ihe northern1 part
oi mis county, net ween liedliauk and Kill
Quick. Two negroes whose names we Wert
unable to learn. Quarrelled. I One of illiem
determined to kill the othor.l s o he eeotWd
himself with a shotgun nearjthe road i(!onj
wnicn nis enemy must pass. Socu after
getting into position a colored dimeter,
Alfred Arrineton. came alonir. wa3 taken
for the other man, and received the con
tents of the gun. According to lie
analyses published in the Bulletin of the
Board of Agriculture the phosphate rod
sent to the Experiment Station by D A.
B. Nobles from his farm ia this cointy
comamea more pnospnate or lime thaii the
locus irom any other part of ithe Slate.
Charlotte Chronicle: Farmk'
institutes have been recently held, fcg the
first time in the history of thoj State, atsh
boro, High Point. Raleigh andGreensbbro
Lieutenant Wm. E. Shipp, of theiOUi
United 8tates Cavalry, is here on a Visit
among his friends and relatives. He isi
son of Judge W. M. Shipp and for a ntai
ber of years past has been statioijed ia Ari
zona. . Wilson .Phifer and EJ David
son, both colored, were arraigned beforejthe
mayor yesterday morning, upon the charge
of having assaulted a colored man mM
MaKea with a razor and a brick. David
son wielded the razor and Phi fer used the
brick. McRea's head was cut to the bone
from the crown down along his left chick
to the chin, and there was a big knot oa he
other side caused by the blow from he
brick. ; The types vestcrdav madam
represent Mr. R. Y. McAden as beinc abtat
$300,000 poorer than he really is. IaslW
of the capital stock of tho McAdcn mills
being $100,000 it Bhould have read $400,(to
ine Uastonia Mills, at Lowell, are
operated by J. H. Wilson, Jr., the pro
prietor. - These mills were established! ie
1876. with a capital stock of JGO.000.
They run -2,500 spindles, with a daily pro
duction oi 1,100 pounds of yarns. 4
The Stowesville Mills, at Garabaldi, is op
erated by Mr. Thos. H. Gaithcr; 2,P
spindles, and 2d looms; makes yarns and
sheetings. The Mountain Island Mais,
at Mt. Holly, were established by the Tate
Brothers, in 1848,; with a daily consump
tion of 2,000;'. number of spindles COW;
looms 150. These mills have beencrest'y
improved by the new owners, Wm. J. '
Hooper & Co. Phifer& Alhson'stnilli
is located 85 - miles from Charlotte, i
1,500 spindles and SO looms. -M-
John R. Hall, of this city, owns and ope
rates ono of tho finest milliric i properties of
the State, the Lawrence and the Woodltp
mills, at LiO well. These sites run &W
8,000 spindles, and arc kept running p
ftill time. i :
! Raleigh Hews- Observer: J. P-
Henaley, the convict who was shot wl iile
attempting to escape while working on
Supreme Court and LibrarV building io
this city on the 7th insl. died at the poo''
tentiary , hospital yesterday.! ?ws
wtiB received -here vesterdav that Cajsii
Wooten, colored, who brutally shot M
Killed Millie Btrickland, a colored tvoma-,
at Wilson about two weeks ago, had been
arrested near Auburn and is now in the &
tody of tho sheriff of Johnston county.
- Mr. T. C. Harris, curator of tbc Dis
Museum, is arranging a collection of vari
ous kinds of fish found in the waters of tw
State. The collection is large and will
an interesting feature of the museum.
Receipts of cotton to date from September
1st. 1886, 81,531 bales; same time last
28,046 bales; increase over last year 3, 4
bales. The 8uoreme Court has so
journed for the term. - Gov. 8ci
yesterday pardoned Vance Shephera,
Lincoln county, out of iail. Shepherd w
convicted on a charge of affray at the spns
term of Lincoln . Superior Court of '86 w
sentenced to eighteen months to J
The Governor has appointed on w
part of the State, directors for the Atlantrc
& North - Carolina Railroad a fo"w ; '
Washincrtnn Rm Tot '
Craven county; Dempscv Woods of Lenojj:
Weoten of Lenoir: Winfield Chadwict o
Carteret; W. C.Stronach and P. P. if
of Wake. Btate proxy. T. B. Womacfe o
Chatham. These appointments are for
yearrom the last Thursday in June, in-
rri.- -.wwntpn flirtv
j.uo tuiiuwiug were un.uu.w-- .
tors for the North Carolina Railroad oa J
part of the State for one year irom
19th, 1887; Jno. L.- Morehead of
lotte; Armistcad Burwell and Ktrr tr'S
of Salisbury: Dr. R W.i Thomas iw
Thomasville; M. A. Angler of I,""7
Gen. - R. p. Hoke of Raleisli; W,;'
Kornegav of Goldsboro end I Donald J
Rae of Wilmington. - State proxy, i
Busbee of Raleigh. r- Asiikvuw:.
v, -lug If CBTVI TiHC Wliyjfcw v.--(J
menccment exerciccs were concluded J
terday. The" attendance was
large. ; The literary address' was 'ell;eL
by Joseph 8. Adams,: Esq. ! Dr. 18 le
livered his lecture on "Womaii.
contest ' for the oratorical ! meoat
spiruca. It was won oy ia- yr.
' The double headed baby t AeIfe.
died yesterday. Its remains will oe v
wu vi mib question. ,