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t nivuiiutira xvaaicai papers are
forever busying thomse
vos about the
South. Une day, it
is j Southern
it is Southern
illiteracy; another day,
ou!r:i!?Lf; then againStis thatnegroes
are not allowed to vote in the Sooth;
tliis is presently varisljby. fi discus
fiion ff negro pefstcutions on the
fariiH and starvation prices. Be
cause there is an exodus of
thonsimls of negroes' from
a few
Carolina and
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Southern States, it k argued that the
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enough wages
toliva upon, and thit sthev naturallv
. . . . j f
seek, homes elsewhere because of the
hope of bettering theiij condition
.1 he amount of ignorance ventila
teil from time to
gani i. enough to
time by such or-
staggir onebut
yon cm .get accustomed,
to almost
anything and of
course to these re-
eurriiig displays of
terof which th
gabble ovir mat-
editors have no
proper knowledge,
Designing men,
hostile newspapers
Lnat are
preaching doctrines
to make the negro
the chief factors in
s dissatisfied, are
the exodus troub-
les. it tne negroes
left undis-
turbed they toil on
after their own J
fashion and are. at
once the happiest 1
t- 1
and most contented race on earth.
The negroes of
the South are to-
day in a better
condition than are
the poorest classes
of X whites in
is no grand army
the North. There
of colored tramps
strolling through
the country begging, stealing, ma
rauding. Hut the rich arid boastful
North is each mon
Lh sending out its
thousands of white)
ej tramps to infest
the South and
eat up much that
otherwise the negr
pes would get.
may not receive as
high wages in many instances as they
deserve or as
raand. This ia
their necessities de-
r i .. i ...
an ovii ana it is
wrang. IJut the sa
exist all over tho
Ine evil and wrong
North. j There are
ten of thousaud
of whites, and
F -I
pucatejj who are
noma o; tueni ei
working at Btarvir
prices all
through the NorthL In Chicago and
New York, and Biston, and in every
Northern city you will fiod poverty
in extremity and unremunerated toil.
it is a false idea, that the country
will pay higher wages to farm hands
as Protection extends and manufac
tures multiply, mere jare more
goods manufactured now in the United-
States than can be exported or
consumed at home.! There is more
food prod need than can find, a compen
sating market. The Protective Tariff
has not cared pauperism in the great
North. The Protective Tariff has
not prevented strikes, but! it has in
creased beggary and tramping in the
North. The Protective Tariff has
increased the difficulties ofj farming,
.imited the fields of ; consumption
and t.iereby diminished the ability of
farmers to pay wages.
This talk aboutJ tho negroes being
starved in the South on-the farms is
all clap-trap and meant for political
purposes. The total exodus from
one Southern Sta e !to apother foots
UP hut a few thpi sands. If negroes
are really leaving the South because
lnsaincient wages and oppressions
wuy uo mey not jo to Illinois, Ubio,
Pennsylvania anc other States where
manufactures floi nsh, and where the
Radical sheets v 'ill have you to be
lieve prosperity s universal, the la
borer is paid the highest of wages
and social life is sweet and free and
without race prejudices and class
The Southern
"ihjng. lie is
high wages for
. i i i
farmer vis
not flour-
probably paying as
abor as low prices
A .
and indifferent cfops will permit. He
w not rolling in Wealth like the North
ern plutocrat and manufacturing mo-
nopolist, but is
struggling "hard to
his head" above water.
and to
avoid losing his
gaged as welhas
to be yet grown,
for a rich At nr
land that is
his crops that are
It is easy enough
to sit in a Northern
offico and indite Charges against the
rtouth, bring false1 accusations and
dash off ugly plstilres of j oppression
and folly and bo on on the part of the
industrious whitesj If hejwould turn
u8 eyes about him' he would find at
home enough of squalor and misery
w . i -11 - M il J ' i ,' t II 11 M il 11 II . . - ' W r I I- 1 I - II ."TV' ' r
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ana crime to occnpy his time and
pen without makins? exdnrsifrfii InfA
South to discover examoWof
mao'a inhumanity! to man" W
have written in thiaj vein because of
a one sided editorial in the Chicago
Inter-Ocean on "The fcxodus Trou
in the address before Washing
ton and Lee University, Va., of Mr.
xnomsB JNelson Page the gifted
young author, his theme was "The
Old South." He is not of that class
of young men of parts who kno w but
little of the South and that little
limited to the last decade or so. He
has shown himself i
amply equipped
to discuss the manners and customs
of Virginia with .that fidelity and
realistic touch that mark the true
Southern author, "native here and
to the manner born' Mr. Page is not
of that unfortunate class of .young
men who bow down bere an idol of
gold and offer incense to the god of
materialism. He knows that it is great
and noble men "who constitute a
State;" and he feels proud of the civ
ilization of his people before the war.
He knows that American institutions
and American progress and American
prowess are inore indebted to the
South than to the jiNorth. Without
the grand conservatism of the
Southern leaders; J without the wis
dom and patriotism and gran
deur of Washington and Jeffer
son, of Madison J and Henry, J of
Andrew Jackson and John C. Cal
houn, this countryj would have long
ago fallen under the exclusive con
trol of men seethed in and saturated
with the Hamiltonian theory of a
Senate for life and a nobilitv. knd
would have become a Government of
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aristocrats and plutocrats, by , aristo
crats ana plutocrats and for aristo
crats and plutocrats The iron wheel
of centralization j
would have been
grinding a'way all
eighty years like'
through the last
a mighty car! of
J uggernaut, cru8hing,mangling, des'
But our purpose was to call atten
tion to the fact that the young man
of tne bouth who
shows the richest
genius and who is
a genuine produc
tion of our soil and people and insti
tions, has no taint whatever ofj the
canker that has struck some others,
and that he stands up in his native
State on a literary festivity to cele
brate in admirable English tho glo
ries of the "Old: South." He savs:
i i i i
"Its chief attribute was conservatism: its
qualities were courage, fidelity, purity,
hospitality, magnanimity, honesty and
truth. . 11' i
"Whilst it proudly boasted itself Demo
cratic, it was distinctly and avowedly anti
raaicai, noiuing last to those things which
were provea. ana stanaing witn its conserv
atism a steaaiast bulwark against all nov
elties and aggressions. -
"No dangerous isms nourished, in that
placid atmosphere, and against that civiliz
ation innovations beat vainly as the waves
lasn wemeeives into spray azainst the stead
fast shore. !i
"Slavery itself, which Droved the snrinir
oi woes unnumoerea. ana which clotre-ed
the wheels of progress and withdrew the
south from sympathy with the outer world.
christianised a race, and was the automatic
balance-wheel between labor and capital.
which preyented the excessive accumula
tion of wealth on the one hand with its
attendant perils and on the other hand
prevented the antithesis of the immense
pauper class which ! work for less than the
wage of the slave without any of his inci
dental compensations."
Senator Vance does not appear to
be worrying himself over the criti
cisms of - unfriendly newspapers or
the guarded thrusts of editors who
are never bo happy as when magni
fying the capacity of President
Cleveland. The able and many-
Bided Senator id May last left hia
pleasant! country borne in Buncombe
(with its unmusical name) and paid
a visit to Johnson City. Tennessee.
where he delivered an address before
.the graduating class of Washington
College.' We have no read it but
hope to do bo. We have no doubt
of two things: he spoke -like a man
of rare common-Bense. and his ad
dress was welL written. Vance is
wise, witty and winning. . He is al
ways on the side of sound govern
ment, morality and right doing. The
address ; appears in The Comet, of
Johnson City, and it characterizes it
as "an eloquent address by North
Carolina's great statesman." But he
really knows nothing of statesman
ship and political science according
to his detractors. Cleveland is their
We publish the most important
parts of Gen. Jubal A. Early's letter
in which he excoriates Gen. Tom
RoBser,' taking j off the rine in the
most skilful way. It is severely per
sonal, but it is conclusive. Gen.
Early is an able man. He was a
very good soldier. . He is a true
Southron, and j despises in his very
sonl turncoats and ' traitors, lie is a
very imprudent man who assaults
this fearless and ready fighter.
Bosser might shoot at Sheridan at
long taw, bnt when he came nearer
home and wanted to hang the vener
able Gen. Early, bo kicked over a
half dozen big hornet's nests, . and
fell flat on a buzz saw. , His remains
will be gathered and buried by sym
pathetic friends.- ;- ; ' j
We regeet to see tbawn sections
of North Carolina and Virginia crops
are being much ravaged by devoqr-
ing insecte. : V ' ;
r -tr-n-n- XV h M v - Ci : -I. Spirits Turpentine. .
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. Mr. Join Fulton has furnished the
best paper on the Revised Version of
the Holy Scriptures for The Forum
for J une that we have Been. vIt is
admirably written and the views are
judicious as they appear to us. IThe
trend of his article is to show "Why
the Revised Version has failed?"
We think he has hit the nail square
ly on the head has given the right
solution. V The article cannot receive
-justice in , an ! abstract. You must
read the lucid, scholarly penetrating
discussion in the choice , language of
the critic to . appreciate its merits.
The Revisers erred on the Bide of ex
cess. They undertook too' much and
failed. The merits of the Victorian
.Revision .. are unquestionably very
considerable. The following taken
from near the close of the. article
will let our readers see what is the
sum of the matter. Mr. Fulton says:
"What shall we think, then, of the fact
tnat in this, one of the most charming
mcueaui our xjogiisu jtiioic, tne revisers
have felt themselves obliged by the nature
of their task to make twenty-one other
changes, every one of which is absolutely
useless, several of which are merely (and
uueusiveiyj peaanuc, ana most or which
stiffen the rhythm without bettering the
sense? The translators under King James
retained the genius of our mother tongue in
it. sublime simplicity, and yet had learned
wai periect art or composition which turns
words to music in their flow; the nineteenth
century English of the Westminster revis
ers has an almost flnicial refinement which
is wholly foreign to the genius of the sacred
writings. If the Westminster revisers had
confined themselves to the simplest inter
pretation of their task, that is to say, if
tney nad been content to remove spurious
passages, to adopt improved readings which
were not known to their predecessors, to
correct manifest mistranslations of the
sense of the original, to insert modern
iorms for forms which have crown obsolete.
sou 10 Huosuiuie woras wnicu are univer
sally understood forewords which, through
iuo iaps oi ume, are now naoie to be mis
understood, they would not have offered us
a su08Utule for the version of King James,
but they would have given ua a new edition
or mat version worthy of the present age.
As they have interpreted their work, and
as its projectors probably meant them to
interpret it, they have made a new version
tii uuuouoiea vaiue, out vaiuaoie only as a
verbal commentary on the old, and which
will never take the place held by the old
The Star referred a few days ago
to the Israelitish people. In the last
North American Review, there is a
DaDer bv one of that annient. rnno in
. , (
wnicn ho discusses "Why Am I a
Jew ?" It is . an able paper, and;
worth reading by both Jew and Gen-i
tile. We make room for a paragraph'
or bo. He says :
"In less than one year my people will
enter me miny-mira century of Hs sepa-j
rate existence as a nation, and now you ask
why I am a Jew 1 Certes, the reason musf
be strong, since the same reason has ani-t
mated my ancestors all these centuries.
Why am I Jew r Because in the spring
uiuaiu oi me year &kia a. iu. , my lathers
went forth from Egypt as a nation destined
10 marcu in the van or human progress
called into existence only for the mere pur
pose oi leaaing. as the nrst born of God,
his other children of earth to Him, the
father of all. j - - j
I am a Jew because I believe that the
Jew is a necessity to the world. I am a
new uraause i recognize me rote oi my na
tion to be that of the servant of God in
ministering to mankind's greatest wants.?
Mr. Lew Vanderpool gives the
history of I bis acquaintance . with
Bayard Taylor m The Writer and
gives the particulars of the very ex
traordmary kindness he received
from this author of versatile gifts!
xt is ine mosc remarKaoie record in
literature, j Mr. Vanderpool when
a fad was in ill health. He tried to
write stories and sent them in all of
their crudenees to Mr. Taylor, one of
the busiest of editors and men of
letters. . He begged him to read the
Btones. .Mr. T replied that he would
not only read them but try to Bell
them. Mr. j Vanderpool says : : I
"Mr. Taylor had found my poor little
pieces so crudely done that he . had to
re-write every word of them; and it is safe
to say that no other man in the universe
would have given so much valuable time
to a stranger, and an unknown boy at
mat." j ' - . -
He sold
manuscripts, all
oi wnicn ne toucnea up
and edited,
and many of which he entirely
wrote. But this was not enough.
He got them published in New Yorjr,
Boston, Philadelphia . and London
and got the favor of such eminent
editors as Horace Greeley, George
Ripley and James Redpath. The lad
was taken into . the Tribune office
and trained for journalism. Wehaye
never read any story that shows o
much disinterested friendship as this
story of the kindness and genercsrty
.of Bayard Taylor for a poor sick boy
without extraordinary promise. It
shows the goodness of a heart that
was responsive to the appeals of hu
manity. He did these continued fa
vors "at great personal inconven
ience," as we are told, and bore wiih
acts of the boy that were not pleas
ant, but without reproach or com
plaint. We have given the outlines
of this extraordinary case because: it
is so highly creditable : to a j distin
guished Northern author, and gives
such a notable example of true sym
pathy and benevolence. There is a
lesson for all in this episode in Bay
ard Taylor's life -of. adventure, toil
and success.
Hon. John Randolph Tucker,
Virginia, delivered, the literary ad-j
dress before South Carolina Univer
sity at Columbia. His theme wad
"ine uxory of tne new soutn u in
its Love and Homage to the Old
South." We Bhall have more to gay
of this wise and able': address by a
venerable and eminent jurist and
statesman, who is as pnre and incor
ruptible as he is patriotic and able.
Distressing Accident at Coldsboro.
A A terrible accident occurred in Ooldsboro
yesterday afternoon about half-past seven
o'clock, which it is feared caused fatal in
juries to an estimable - and accomplished
young lady of that place, MiaMattie
Rosenthal, a sister-in-law of Mr. H. Weill,
one'of Ooldsboro'a prominent merchants.
The young lady was riding in a huggy with
Mr. Adolph Oettingcr. They drove across
the railroad track in the northern pact of
the town, lust in front of the fast mail
jtrain coming in from Weldon. Tne noise
made by the train frightened the horse
jwhich baulked, and backing drove the
buggy against the swiftly moving care. In
her alarm Miss Rosenthal jumped out of
the buggy and was caught by the cars and
terribly mutilated, one of her limbs being
crushed and other injuries inflicted.- It is
feared that she cannot recover.
- Mr. Oettinger was thrown out of the
buggy tut escaped injury;
And Still Tbejr Come.
V.I he cotton bloom season must soon be
at its height, judging from the way the
blossoms are pouring iu upon us, but if the
plants only knew how prices of the staple
are dtc'ining probably they wouldn't bloom
so freely. Since last report the Stab has
received several ' blooms and squares.
Among others a bloom from the field of
Mr. Joel Gibson, of Gibson's ' 8tation, one
' of I he best farmers in that section; and also.
one from Mr. D. W. Thompson, one of the
most enterprising citizens of Abhottsbnrg,
N. c. :
Tote Fair.
; The .papers of Charleston. Charlotte and
other places, in giving th temperature of
Wilmington take the "cotton belt" reports
for the District of Wilmington. For in
stance,, these papers give the local tempera-.
ture here as 102 degrees on Sunday last,
when it was 96. "Wilmington cotton
belt" extends from Weldon to Florence and
Cheraw, and from Newbern to Charlotte,
embracing Salisbury, Raleigh and other
places.: As a general thing the temperature
in this city during the summer is lower
than at other points in this "cotton belt.
The New Paper.
It is announced that the first number of
the Messenger will bs issued next Wednes
day. The editorial staff is as follows:
J. A. Bonitz, Editor and Manager.
John T. Pleasants, Associate Editor.
Doesey Battle. City Editor. I
W. J. Woodward, Reporter. j
C. W. Efarriss, Staff Correspondent at
Washington City.
sjeam or tne xodbs LatfT Injured at
Miss'Mattie Rosenthal, the unfortunate
young lady who was seriously injured last
.Thursday evening in Goldsboro, by jump
ing from a buggy and falling under the
pars of the fast mail train, (as published in
yesterday's Stab) died in a few hours after
the accident happened. The distressing
occurrence caused great sorrow in the com
A press dispatch gives the following ac
count of the accident:
"Miss Rosenthal was run over bv the fast
mail on the Atlantic Coast Line and killed.
She was riding in a buggy with a young
man. ine norse occamo unmanageable and
backed upon the track before the advancing
train. 1 The young man lumped out. to bet
ter manage me norse, and the young lady
jumped out on the other side, fell on the
track and was caught by the train. Both
of her legs we're cut off above the knee and
she died in an hour.
Rise In the River.
There have been heavy rains in the up-
country during the past few days and as a
consequence a rapid rise in the Cape Fear
river has resulted. Advices from Favette-
ville report an increase of four feet and the
water still rising. The river boats have all
been delayed and forced to abandon sched
ules by the low stage of .water that has pre
vailed for some time past. The steamer
Cape Fear, due here Thursday, did not ar
rive until yesterday, and the Hurt is also a
day behind her schedule.
The Dloomlnc Blossoms.
New Hanover comes to the front, with
not only a handful of cotton blossoms
but a blooming, flourishing plant, sent to
the Star office from Mr. T. P. Sikes'
place,. "Fairfield," about four miles from
Wilmington. The Star makes note of
the rapid advancement and flourishing con
dition of the cotton crop in this section
with the greatest pleasure, and hopes that
its farming friends may meet the happiest
fulfillment of the bounteous prospect.
Accident at wrlentsvllie.
There came very near being a drowning
accident at Wrightsville yesterday after
noon i
Mr. Barksdale, the Wilmington agent of
the Standard Oil Co., went out from the
Banks' house in company with several others
for a swim in the surf. The sea was very
rough,- and Mr. Bnrksdale having
ventured out too far. was overwhelm
ed i by the waves, .His companions
went immediately to his assistance and
finally succeeded in bringing him to the
snore, in an unconscious condition, lie
was restored to consciousness, however, but
was too much exhausted to be removed to
the city, and a messenger was ; sent for a
physician. Last night Mr. Barksdale was
reported as much better and not likclv to
suffer any serious results from the accident.
Foreign Exports Yesterday, j
The Catolina Oil and Creosote Companv
cleared me Dng ju. u. uampoeu yesterday.
for La Guayra, Venezuela, with 6.500 cro
tosoted cross-ties, valued at $3,740.
Messrs: Paterson, Downing & Co. cleared
me German naraue liwiard. for .London.
Eng., with 1,000 spirits turpentine and 3,-
uua oaneis oi rosin, valued at $19,U30.
Messrs. 8. & W. H. Northron cleafed
the brig Morancy, for Aux Cayes, Hayti,
witn 84.738 feet oi lumber. 180.000 shingles.
and five barrels of coal tar, valued at $2,
747.08. - j, ... - '
Mr. Edward Kidder's Son cleared the
schooner . Orlando for - Fort de France.
Martinique, with 175.000 feet of lumber,
valued at $3,253. , - j
Crops In Bladen. - -
Mr. D. M. Button, of Little Sugar Loaf,
Bladen county,' sends the Star a cotton
bloom, the first he has seen this season
and writes that the cotton and corn crops
are in good ' condition. The weather has
been very dry, but farmers are now having
good seasons. - -;. .- -... ,
Obfick TJ. S. Light House Inspector,
; Sixth District, - ?
Charleston. S. C. June 24. 1887.
Black buoy No. 3, marking the entrance
to the Cape Fear river. N. C, having
broken adrift, cannot be depended upon
in entering the harbor. Another buoy will
be placed in position at an early date. - .
&Y direction or the jught Mouse isoard.
U. if. LtAMBERTOir,
Commander U. 8. N. and Lb IL Insp'tr.
FRIDAY, JULY 1, 1887.
Destructive Fire In' Lewis Street Nar
row Escape of Firemen from Instant
, Death. ;..-.;;,;- jj , 'Vv-JV;
' Nbw York, June 23.-The large cigar
box factory of Simon Sirauss, situated at
179, 181 and 183 Lewis! street was almost
entirely destroyed by fire this this morning.
The fire bxtended to two email factory
buildings. 820 and 822 tTifth street, which
were badljy gutted. The fire originated
from an unknown cause It was discovered
by a police officer on the post v The fire
spread, rapidly ; anions 'he inflammable
goods. .Stcoad and third alarms were sent
in. - The building is six stories high, with
a frontage of 75 feet, and a . depth of 1 00
feet. .The owner, Simon Strauss, occupied
the eniire'tructure except the third floor
in the portion at No. s 179 The other cc'
eupant wns Wm. .a Coffin shoe manu
facturer.. Strauss wa4 iniunfocturer i.f
cigar boxes, wooden figures, etc - .
- iJJireraen Uarroll and McCarthy had a
narrow escape from imtaot death. At 2 30
o ciock in ine mornings without warning,
the wall on Lewis street toppled over into
the street. The fi
.tower in R-j?e. of 4 time.
A.t tne rnomeat of collapse clouds of smoke
and debris -filled the air, and nothing
uuuiu uo seen or me endangered men
ana u was inougat they were surely killed.
They were found, however, to hn nil Hoht
They had seen the shaking wall and jump-
" men uvea, ine water -tower on
which the to men bad stood was wrecked
by the debris, and the truck completely
ruined ; -. j . .
The total loss will aggregate about 160.
090. ,The Strauss factory building was vat
ued at $75,000. The loss on the building
itself will be about $65,000. Strauss esti
mates his loss on stock and machinery at a
use suiHuoi. me loss on Wm. 11. C-if-
nn s fcicca or shoes p was $20,000. Tho
Dniuiings at uau and 823 Fifth street,' occu
pied by W. H. Rowland, shipjoiner. were
aamaeea aoout $5,000: and oa stock $2,000.
m. n. iuudk, ueaierg in oaoy carriages,
813 Fifth street, loe'es 41.500
duiius uomicK, oil Fifth street, loses $100.
l uoiosa i ujoauy covered Dy insurance.
menre inrowa one hundred and fifty
(niouiJB uut ui employment.
Havebstbaw, N. TJi June 23 Matthpur
Guine, who was bitten by a doe wiih
which he was playing over month cn and
who was seized with symptoms of hydro
phobia on Monday last, died this mnrnincr
uiKu. ui Kieai ngoay no was ixty
jemo uju, uuuarueuanu weaitnv.
Auburn. N. Y . June 23 Onm
meni at wells College closed with thn Pr.
sident s reception yesterday. It was a bril
liant social affair, guests attending in full
evening toilets. Nearly all were presented
to Mrs. Cleveland and received a cordial
greeting. The President and faculty are
wcu pieuseu wun the admission of wnmon
to the board of trustees. Mrs. Cleveland
ana miss omitn attended their fim meeting
in time to vote for adjournment. Tt it h.
lieved that they will depart for home early
in the morning. Mrs. Cleveland will be
met at uavuga by Col . Lamont. who will
accompany her to Washington. i
Naw York. June 23. Jacob
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pcaicu iu uouri iDis morning with hi
grand-children at his side Mr. Foote. an
officer of the First National Bank, testified
inai m January, 1883. he sold to Alderman
Farley, one of the combine, ten thnnannrf
dollars in registered U. S- four per cents..
for wbtch Farley paid in large bills to the
amount or over stZ.UUU. lnnlnri nr nr..
mium. Farley drew the monev from hia
vest pocket. A number of witnesses were
put on me stand to r prove that the alder
man came into possession of a thmisonri
dollar bills soon after the passage of the
Broadway bill. Tne.nrosecution then triprf
to nave tne testimony of Sharp before the
Senate investigating committee read, but
iue ueicncc ODiecicdJ and a loni? dieniissiw.n
uouisvuie TODaeco warenonsca De
stroyed by Fire Estimated Loss
$350,000. , j .
Br Telegraph to the Morning Star.)
LiOUISVILLB. June 25. The frfliiiBrilli.
tobacco warehouses !6f Thomas H. Glover
& Co.. Sawyer. Wallace & Co..T. Ti PArinh
k jO., ana tne boarding house of Mrs. And
me iisnder. occupying the equare between
twecn Main and Market and Ninth nri
Tenth streets, were totally destroyed by fire
uiis morning, together with 3,000 hogs-
ueausui tuoacco. ine total loss is esti
moted at $350,000; partially insured.
LiOtri8vrLi,E, June 25 Tho most de
structive fire that has occurred here in
years broke out in the tobacco quarter at o ciock tnis morning. The entire
square, between Main and Market and
ninth and lenth streets, was the scene of
the fire, and two acres of buildings with
their contents wetc post. The loss is esti
mated at fully hair a million and the insu
rance cannot be obtained for weeks vot.
The papers of the various firms are in afes
in me debris. These will have to be re
covered, and 5,000 1 hogsheads of tobacco
destroyed, checked tip before the accurate
figures are known. Tne box from which the
alarm was given was defective, and as a re
sult the names were almost beyond control
when the engines arrived. Tho fire was
incendiary, it is j tnoaght. It broke
out in the middle of the block at
the rear end of Market street in the
Boone warebouso. j There was no fire or
lights of any kind i X rjom which the flames
could have started. The flames sorcad
with fearful rapidity. The Banner tobac
co warehouse and Sawyer, Wallace & Cos
Warehouse, fronting on Main street, were
quickly enveloped in flames. These ware
houses mentioned occupy nearly the whole
square and all were closely packed with
hogsheads of tobacco. Sawver. Wallace
& Co.'s house is a branch of the big New
York firm. The j-firemen could do very
little. The heat was intense and the in
flammable material wasjentirely too far be-
yona control, ah that could be done was
to save adjacent residences and business
blocks. There were no lives lost, though
several very narrow escapes were made.
Hawyer, Wallace & Co.'s warehouse. No
69, Main street,. was owned by Henry
Glover. It was a solidly built brick build
ing, with metal roof, an immense structure.
and was valued at 20.000. It is Dartiallv
insured.!) In it were 2,400 hogsheads of
All of the tobacco was destroyed. Tho
stock was well insured. The Boone
warehouse was owned by Thomas H.
Glover, and was valued at about $15,000,
It contained 1.000 hogsheads of tobacco.
all of which was consumed. It was worth
from $120,000 to $125,000, There was
partial insurance on both building and to
bacco The Banner warehouse was owned
by B. M. Parrish & Co. , and valued at about
$7,uuo. it belonged to an individual es
tate. It contained about 500 hogsheads of
tobacco, valued at from $40,000 to $45,000.
It is thought that the litigation that will
be brought about bv the fire will be some
sning astonishing Liorillard & Co. and
Ligett & Meyer, large tobacco s firms of
New York and St,: Louis, as well as others,
bought a large lot of tobacco in this market
yesterday, and it is said that they will claim
that the sale was not consummated, basing
their claim upon some technicality.
.'' FLORIDA. j
Large Brick Block In Jacksonville
Destroyed by Fire-Three Men Pro-
. bably Killed by Falling Walls.
Jacksonvtxle. I! June 25. A fire broke
out last night at 11 o'clock, which totally
destroyed the large brick block between
Hay and Clay streets, occupied by Clark &
Lafeter, furniture; Watson & Co., drugs,
and Sable Brothers, leather. Loss on the
building and stock $50,000; insurance
about $50,000. It is supposed that three
men, who were' in the building trying -to
save goods when the walls crashed in were
killed. Their names are unknown. Six
others were hurt from the samecause, none
fatally. - . . ! . -
Asheville If Advance: Geo. B.
John, a colored carpenter,1 was quite seri
ously hurt a day or two ago by falling tim
bers, while taking down the old Johnston
building. : f, ..... .
Many Prominent
City-Rumors of
Democrats In
.a -Conference
Party Policy. 4
w ASHrNQTon. June 23. Tho Slar of t6'-
uigui says; ine presence of manv Promt
nent DemocraU in Washington just now
seems to lend color to the rumor that there
ists be a conference, with regard to party
policy, revenuo reduction. &c Among
I ciuwima iifyw uere are aena
jora xiarria. Kinsonii Ccckrell. Gormaii
vvvus WOII. A II V II HIM I .1 11I1UB nr a rtrnitmin.
P - n- v-v. umauBU:
onrcaui. n. & 4 r-w . - . .
VFm ... 8 nicvreary, aoiman, Wilson
iTCTi,, Y irisinia, unsp. and Knelt of
.einuciy. i nere are many, others here
and it said that Speaker Carlisle wi.l ar
rive Boom- i j ' .
Washington, June 24 Secretary Fair-
w t. v " alM;rnoon at 1 30 O clock
that he bad arranged with Assistant Trea
surer uanoa. at new York, to keep him in
lormea of the condition of affairs in Wall
street, etptcially if anvthiov m
pcciir, but ibalso far he bad heard nothine
ij i J irupuiar uneasiness. He
said that i he situation; at this hour did not
aetm to require any? assistance from the
lreasury. ue lnlrmattd very plainly that
"""" " oeem imiTiiuenl, he would
authorize prepayment of the interest due
July 1, which would release about $9 000 -000
lie also said that if k abouTd become
necessary he would offer to redeem at once
-wunom reoaie $1'J.000.000 three per cent
uuuus uiniuriog JUiy 181 j L
Washington." June as s. t... u.;.
child this morning telegraphed to all assis
wnt treasurers, direcuog payment of all
uijf mu ral cnecas ano coupons upon pre
sentation Many of jbe interest checks for
rtgisiereo oonos were mailed ia advance in
naiicipsiioo or mis action, eo as to facili
tate th:-ir pj merit j The iffect will be the
icii-asc i rem suo irtasunca or about
AAA Ann xi.
vuu.wu remainder of the interest
checks will be mailed to-day. Similar ac
tion bas heietofore lj,een taken by the De
partment whenever occasion demanded, but
it sometime happened that authority for
their payment before maturity was with-
neiu.. . j, . I .
Washington. June 25. -Col. Lamont
anu jars uieveland- arrived in Washing
ion 8.1 .3U o Clock IhlH mnrr.jnw Mra
Cleveland is in the best of health and is fen
Ihusiastic over thef pleasant time aptnt
auiuug urr scaooi ineoas in new York.
instructions have been given to Passed
.assisiani ourgeon tiuiteras. Marine Hos
pital Service, who is now in Key WesUto
mane a Fcienunc .investigation of the na
ture of the disease prevailing in that ci)ty,
esptscwiiy wim reierence to the spectreop-
uu oonuuion or me Diood. it ,is expected
that tbe.refuge station, to be established at
Egmont bay will be ready for use next
weea. a large number of tents wilUbe
iransrered from new Orleans to the station,
Washington, Jijiae 25,-The Stark -night
says: NothiDg authoritative can! be
promotion in the OuartermaRif-r fAn.rLi
omco uuaer ine new Uml Hervirte mlM
out mere w a well rounded report afloat
which receives credence in denartmpnt cir
cles, that out of thirty-eight cierks exam
ined but ten passed examinationq anis
cessfully It is said that correct answers
to many or the questions asked wou)d; in
no way show the efficiency of clerks, land
that theto very questions, which would be
easy enougn ior a young man or woman
iresh from school. Were the greatest t,t.nmh
ling blocks to too oldest clerks who had
been promoted for efficiency. beeiisi. th.
had given their attention for manv vpun in
official duties and not to school studies. It is
said mat a man employed in the dishnrnW
bict&B uuaue uiaue no atiemDt in snwpr
-l oj j
mathematical questions asked, and yet he
was always tegarded as a comoetenf clerk
and conducted bis I accounts correctly It
is claimed that a majority of Ihecompeutois
were so aurrien oyj me realization of the
danger of failure that thev could not do
justice to themselves; ladies in particular.
were at a disadvantage, i Those whrt hart
families dependent upon their earnings for
support were 83 overcome with fear and
nervousness at the danger of being thrown
out of employment, that thev were mad
sick, and in one or two instances fainted
and had to be carried borne. The clerks
begin to feel that there is no doubt lhat
promotive examinations will afford amnio
opportunity for the discbarge of all .(i em
ployes wnose service will be dispensed with
at the end of the fiscal year, in accordance
witn law. indeed, it is said, that the Civil
Service will soon be called upon to desig
nate scholarly but inexperienced oeraona to
mi me places or tried and efficient olerka
All i . . i m . -I . . " j
wno are somewhat; rusty in anthmetid and
geography. i
Orsanlaatlon or the Lonlsvllle. Cin
cinnati 4c Virginia Railroad Co.
Nbw York. June 23. An organization
has been made under a charter granted by
the Kentucky Legislature; three vears ago.
incorporating the Louisville, Cincinnati &
Virginia Uailroad ! Company. The line of
the proposed road starts from Winchester
Ky., where it connects with the Kentucky
Central & Elizabetbtown, Lexington &
Big Sandy Roads, proceeds to the three
forks of the Kentucky river, and thence
passes through the coal fields of Southwest.
era Kentucky to a point on the Virginia
line, where it connects with the Norfolk &
western itauroaa. Among the cirectora
are messrs. uougiass Ureen. J. L Rohert-
, son and F. K. Stain of New York: ex-
Senator J. 8. Williams. ,A. W.Hamilton
and 1. . Stuart of Kentucky; and W. D.
Ailt and E. T. Hunt of Birmingham: Ala.
Several counties through which the line runs
will KA U . J A . I T-7, J ...
tw in uc onfccu iu vuiB aiu. XiDgineers wm
begin the location of the line within a few
mine ! Fires-Five Men Asphyxiated
The Fate of Ten Others Unknown.
By Telegraph to the Horning; Star!
Virginia, June 25. In addition to the
six men imprisoned by the fire in the Best
& Belcher mines, five men are' shut off
from escape in the 800-foot level, and four
men in the 400-foot level of the Gould &
Curry mine, making in all fifteen miners
imprisoned. Little hope is entertained of
saving the men on the 400-foot level! En
gines are busily engaged in pumping: air to
the levels where the men are imprisoned.
Thousands of persons surround the mines
and the most intense excitement prevails.
No effort is being made to put out the fire,
as it is impossible to ascertain where it is.
Later The rescuing oartv has finally
managed to reach the 400-foot-level. bnt
found the five miners dead. Thev had
evidently been asphyxiated while endeav
oring to escape. The miners have not yet
been able to do anything towards the res
cue of the -men imprisoned in the Best&
Belcher mines- l
The names of the dead miners are : John
Traunce, J. Morgan, R. C. Bruce, C.
Carpenter and .Andrew Bean. Morgan
was married ' only a few weeks ago. and it
is feared his widow will lose her reason in
consequence of his death. S .
Liberal Trading The - market Free
. from .Excitement. - :
New York-Jane 25. Notwithstanding
the fact that all settlements for loaned
stock and money go over until Monday,
transactions at the Stock Exchange to-day
foot up a fairly respectable total. Trading
was almost entirely free from excitement
and prices generally for a short time in the
first hour, displayed no special movement.
A rumor was circulated that the Secretary
of the Treasury would prepay July interest,
and there was considerable buying upon
this. After the early demand was supplied
the market became dull, but after the bank
statement was published and was found to
be less unfavorable than had been expected,
better buying was noticeable. - There was
considerable money loaned which had been
borrowed in , anticipation of a squeeze and
the maximum 1 rate to-day was only 9 per
cent There were attempts to work the
market lower in the first hour, and a few
stocks scored material declines, but In most
cases these were fully recovered before the
NO. 35
- T
Arrangements for flearlna- Cases a a
I Jnrnmen Until July 2tb.
(By Telegraph to the Mornlne star.i
r Washington. June 24. The Inter Stale
.wvuuajum m-uay assigned fu
tare dates after July 20th for hearing the
remainder of the cases on its docket and
oujuurueu uniu mat aate. IJuly 20lh was
oo. iVr ucuring me case of wm. H. Coua
ClL of Hnntsvllla ' Ala umIr.) a.
lantic road discrimination on account o"a
passenger's color. . . "
The Commission has addressed, a lettar
w u me rauroaa companies which have
failed to file a statement of their rates of
uuuges, cauing attention t) the require
ments or tne law and asking speedy com-
Washington in charge of the commission
rooms during the absence jof his fellow
commissioners. Commissioner Walker will
-""ioMvui:t orase win rem in in
5r ,r c'ulouW Juage schoonmaker to
Vj 1J2rK" ana uol Morrison to Illinois.
Judge Cooley has already left the city for
ui,uiari oi me UDrnln. nr ih.
Steamer Champialn-Herole Actor a
Toons Woman, who Swims Ashore
wtin a ChUd-The Fortitude
piayed by the Commander.
aicAQo, June 24. The! schooner R-
.uowc w wnicn rescued the sur-
viYora oi me unamplain disaster, arrived
last evening. At the time -the Champlain
caught on fire the Racine was lying along
side the pier, six miles frbm Charlevoix
Capt. Hanson woke up, saw the burning
steamer, and sent a part of his rmorim t
yam io rescue mo perishing passengers
..u .uo icuiBiuuu oi ma crew he ran
down the beach to an old fish boat, launched
auu oiariea tor me wreckj The boat had
not been. used for a Inner iimn ni i..!,
When about half WaV out tOthAPhamnlain
Capt. Hanson came across a young woman
who was swimming toward the shore with
a child-, This was Miss Mary Wakefield,
of Charlevoix. 3he had jumped overboard
from the steamer with th air vnar nM iiM
ui opu A.eaoe ciaspea in her arms. Grasp
ing a broken fender, she clung to it, and
seizing the clothing of tho child i
n . Tj-.t . -. j -""v
she bravely struck out for the shore. Capt.
uanson says she is the pluckiest woman hn
ever saw in nis lire. When he started j to
take her and the child into hia host aha
told him to hurry awav to the others .
uuuiu iaae care oi herself.
She reached the
shore in safety, and when
another of the
snipwrecaea passengers was taken from
imsDoai in almost a frozen condition she
. l a . . . . r -
wub. uu uer uannei underskirt and wrapped
ii aiuuuu U1U1. I.
When Capt. Hanson reached the wraz-l
the yawl of the Racine had picked up fif-
j ictju ptsraons. ne saved six more, and sev
enteen others floated ashore by the aid of
piaunB auu me preservers. .
amuug uiu uuuies picaea up by Cant.
uanson was tnat of Mm nil nr,.
Smith, of Charlevoix. It jwas found float
ing on the surface of the lake and the posi
tion of the life preserver showed that Mm
Smith had worked it down so as to keep as
uiuuu oi uer Doay as possible out of the ice
water. .Becoming benumbed and fatiun
" uenu uau iaiien over unui It - waa unh.
V. J 1 1 ... .. o
merged, and she was drowned. t
u Diuug ui vupi. uasey, uapi. uan
son said he never knew what courara in
man meant until he witneaaed th herein
HOrilluae aiSPIaved bv the hrave enmmon.
uer or me unamplain.
i nastiiy summoned Ensllsn Cabinet
meeting; Reviews of Troops by tlie
Royalty at Aldersbot The Qneen
Happy Over the . Jubilee Ireland
and the Jubilee Celebration.
By Cable to the Morning Star.
London. June 23 A hastily
Cabinet meeting was held to-day to con-
Biuer me nucn in regard to the Anglo
Turkish convention in reference to T?vr,r
The Secretary of War abandoned his inten
tion to be present at the review of the tmnna
at Aldershot, In order to attend the council.
ine government are irritated at the oono-
iuuu mi me convention
France and Russia. 1
on the part of
Belgrade. June 23.!
A report has beeu
received here from Bulgaria, that M Sinn
buloff. one of the Regents, and M. Zivakoff.
x icBiucui. ui me oooranje, nave been seized
by conspirators. The report is not believed.
London, June 23. The Prince of Wales
accompanied by the Kings of Greece. Den-
mars, .Belgium ana Saxony, the Crown
Prince of Germany, and several other
Princes and Lord Wolselev and the Duke
of Cambridge, reviewed! twelve thousand
troops at Aldershot to-day. j
Windsor, June 23. The Queen is very
ihappy over the brillaant
success of the
i Jubilee celebration.
I London. June 23 United Ireland, Wm
O'Brien's paper, says: 'Ireland is the only
civilized country in the world which did
not share in the lubilee celebration. Sh
stood sternly and sorrowfully aloof. I Ire-
jlands place ought to have been beside
England at the throne! Irish blood and
brain helped to build the empire. Pov
erty, misery and slavery are her reward.'
She shared England's labors, but she may
-not share her triumphs. England's joy is
for fifty years of liberty, prosperity and
progress; Irish grief and wrath are for fifty
years of misery, famine and. oppression.
England is cumbered by the struggles of a
sullen captive when she might purchase by
justice the aid and comfort of a friend."
f London, June 25. The panic in the
New York stock market yesterday made
but little impression here. There was a
better feeling in the stock markets to-day
than prevailed late last evening. The Pall
Atall Gazette, referring to the' panic, says:
Wall Street kills Mr. Gould as often as
the London Exchange kills the Emperor of
Germany." I 1 f
I London. June 25. The GeneBta. which
is leading in the Jubilee Yacht race, passed
Plymouth this morniugl She was making
very slow progress. She was contending
8gainst a dead head wind and a strong tide,
j Glasgow, June25. The yachts Thistle
and Irex stated from Rothesay to-day on
a 50-mile race. There was a brisk breeze
at the time. The Thistle at once took the
lead. .- -. j . j
corporal Tanner's Resolutions Adopt
ed by the Society or the Army or the
Potomac. - I j
By Telegraph to the Morning star.
New York, June '25. An erroneous
statement was telegraphed on Wednesday
from Saratoga as to the disposition made
by the Society of tbe-l Armv of the Poto-
mac of resolutions introduced by various
memoerB, toucnmg me oauie nag episode.
It was asserted that all these resolutions
jwere laid upon the table.) A correct state-
tne taoie except those i offered by Corporal
Tanner. These were passed, with but one
diaseuting rote. They congratulate the
country that the flags are to remain in the
keeping of the National authoritie and pro
nounce them holy relics which should not
: be burned nor given away, but preserved
that they may remind future generations
Of the awful sacrifice lof civil war and in
spire them with devotion to the Union.
Destructive Fire
In Dayton Loss
ll,0OO. , j
Hi Telegraph to the Morning Star.
Portland. Oregon1. June 24. A spe
cial to the Oregonian from Dayton,; W. T.,
says: A fire here yesterday destroyed
property to the amount of $115,000; in
surance $60,000. The principal losers are
R. F. Hawley, on building $25,000, in
surance $15,000; A. Roth & Co., dry goods.
$12,000, insurance $10,000; Clendenin &
Miller, general merchandise $10,000, in
surance $5,000; A. OppenheimerJ hard
ware, $7,000, insurance $1,000; and twenty
other smaller losses. The citv records were
aestroyea. -
Tarboro Southerner: A neoro
woman living on the farm of the late L
Fayette - Staton was killed by lightning
Tuesday night. It is stated here ou
good authority that the Wilmington &
f f eiuon nauroaa will certainly,1 build
ruau irom ocoiiana Neck; to Greenville. !
Raleigh News- bbservet: Tin.
loiut meetlnir of thn ri. . p..j l.
culture and the Board of Trustees for tho
y. U(ituiiur nun me aiecnanlc
Arts will be held the second week in Julv
instead of the third week! as hpretnfnn.
nounmrl. A i -
Pittsboro Record: -A few rlar
ago Mr. W. C. Thomas,! of this tbwuahi,.
undertook to get honeyr from one of bis
bee hives. When thn heea nttarkod kim .
fiercely that ho shut himself up in hi
dwelling. But they followed him through
a broken window and dm him r i
house, and he finally soueht refuge in, lm
son is dwelling near by. The bees then a! -tacked
his dog and stung! it to death, i
Monroe Enquirer Express: A
correspondent writing us from PolUon.
says: Some wheat is very good and som
sorry About half a crop of oats; Cotton
is looking badly and small, owing to cool
nights. Corn looks well where the chiocii
bug hasn't troubled it. They are killing ii,
faster than I ever knew before. The fsr
mcis are experimenting on them. 8nnw
say a strong solution pf soap suda will kill
them.- . t - I
Chadbourn Times: Last Sun
day the saw mill of iMr.' J J. Frszier,
about three miles below Vineland, was
burned. The fire was! accidental. I
We attended the Commencement ntAah.
pole last week., Tho address of Dr. Floyd
Wake Forest, was admirable Tho Sunday '
School Institute, conducted by John E '
Ray of Raleigh. - followed com m enrtemeit t.
and continued, until Sunday. I It was a.
grand success.
Greensboro Workmani Rev.L.
L. Albright, a young Methodist Protestant
minuter from Alamance countv. NJ fi
recently graduated from; Westminster The
ological Seminary, writes us from Kemp
town. Md., reaffirming his purpose, whieU
was inum&tea some time ago, or going out
soon as a missionary to Japan. Very
superior specimens of soaps tone are found
in Guilford and Orange counties, and m
how many other places we are not advised i
The supply is believed to to abundant and
easy of access. Tho soap stone is highlv
valued for the backs and sides of; fire plact'n
in dwellings, snd we see no reason why it
may not be used in constructing cooju '
stoyes in connection with cast iron. i .J
Teachers' Assembly: The elo -
gant gold medals have arrived which are to
be awarded in the competitive examination
on North Carolina History, General His -
tory and Map of North Carolina.
Miss Corinne Harrison,! of New Bern, now
a noted teacher in the Dilawav School rr
Boston, was presented to the Assembly by
the President. Her address was a coinulcte
treatise upon th ve rv best and most sue -
cessful methods of teaching young people.
The President, in happy remarks.
presented Rev. Thomas Hume, Jr., of tho
University, as the lecturer for the morning
Dr. Hume took the platform amidst ap
plause. His subject was "Good Litera
ture," and such a thorough and interesting
sketch of the progress! ot lbe literature ol
the world and the literary men has seldom
been heard in the State. I
Charlotte Chronicle: Sixteen hun
dred colored people arrived in the city on
the Carolina Central road yesterday, on an
excursion from Darlington, S.(p., and they
stuck to the street cars like bees to a hive.
The annual commencement of tb
Monroe High School opened at tho school
building in that town last Wednesday night,
with a full and well selected programme!
The exercises were opened with the address'
by Rev. Mr. White, iwho selected &a his
subject, "Tho Love of Truth."! From this
subject Mr. White delivered an address of
great force and interest, one abounding in
eloquent passages. At tho conclusion of
Mr. White's address, Honorable Alfred M.
Scales, Governor of the State.) was intro
duced and was greeted by hearty cheers.
Gov. Scales's subiectwas: "Education and
the Duties of the Teacher," and was pro
fuse with sound sense and practical truths.
uibiuui o tuui i waa ni remarsaoiy
fine one, and his hearers were somewhat.
surprised to see how well he could talk to
the teachers and how well posted he was in
educational matters generally.
Charlotte Chronicle? William
Barnes, the' negro whb was captured in a
box car at the Richmond & Danville denot.
in this city last Monday night, has been
sent to jail to await a hearing before Judge
Mcures, at the next iterra of the Criminal
Court. His accomplices in ,ho robberv.
Wm.'Billinga and Henry Jackson, have
not been captured though it is thought that
they will soon keep Company with Barnea
n the jail cell. It - is believed that Barnes -is
the leader of the gang of thieves that
have been depredating upon the freight
cars with such unusual boldness, and that
with his conviction, the robberies will
cease. A few days ago a bale of plaids
was thrown from a car near Fort Mill
All honor to Mayor McDowell for thn
bold and fearless manner in which ho take
hold of reforms for the good of Charlottts
and this people. He is the right man in'
the right place. When it becomes evident
to his mind that an i evil or an immorality
exists, detrimental to the good name and
morality of Charlotte . he does not cringe
8r athe conceives to be his duty,
S,uttIkea r,gh hold of 'h? falter in a
model mayor, and
we say this without
J . 'W
any desire to natter
Aaieign xiecoraer; seven oer-
boos laieiy received tne nana or fellowship
S At Tt . Tt . t . i .
iu tuu nan uapiisi lunurcn ioi Winstou.
- K0V. J. F. Tuttle. Of Salisbury, han
tendered his resignation as j pastor of tbo
Salisbury Baptist Church. I- Rev. Chas.-
IS. 'laylor, D. D., president of Wake For
est College, delivered the annual address
for the Aahepole Institute at its commence
ment last week. i Rev. pr. J. C. Hi
den and family of INew Bedford, Mass ,
are delighted with their home. They havo
been cordially received and kindly treated
by his people. 1 Dr. Grissom is one of
the most accomplished physicians in tho
South, a man in every way worthy of tho
distinguished honor conferred upon him by
this National Convention jof his learned
brethren. We congratulate! him and his
State on his election. President Tav.
lor's address was highly complimented. It
was close, thoughtful, suggestive and stim
ulating. He wasted no words. His inter
pretation of the future was eminently wise
and comprehensive: Dr. Pritchard's
tpeech before the Aiumni collided with the
five minutes rulo and he was permitted to
finish. We print lit entire entire. He
spoke oo the future of Wake Forest. Hia
view of it was roseate. Imagination did
.him good service in the twenty-years-henco
picture ne arew ior us. t
Raleigh liewa-Obicrver: The'
Governor has appointed as additional dele
gates from this Stale to the Inter-Statn
Farmers' Convention to be held in Atlanta
August 16. J; C. Alford, Esq., of Maxton,
and Donald McLeod, Esq., of Lumberton.
Youngsville's oldest and most honored
citizen died at his residence Sunday morn
ing, in the person cf Mr. John You Dg, aged
85 years. His life has been well spent. Uo
was esteemed and i respected by all who
knew him. " A new and important
movement just accomplished by the Gene
ral Convention of the Christian church in
the Southern States is the establishment or
a denominational college at Graham, N. C.
' lien. Bradley T. Johnson has with
drawn bis property in the northwestern
part of the city from the market and will
at once commence j to make improvements
thereon. Twelve! handsome two-story
buildings are to be erected to be leased to
business men. -j Yesterday Mr K.
Stephenson, who lives near Milburnie, in
this county, exhibited on the street a speci
men of magnificent looking wheat, the
heads being between six and seVen inches
long, and the entire length of head and
stem about four and one-half feet. It is an
entirely new specimen in this section.
The special lecture oi the! evening at the
Teachers' Assembly was !by Rev. B. F.
Marable, of Mount Olive, upon the enter
taining and timely topic of j universal edu
cation. His address was a capital one in
everyway. One from Wm. Baker.
who was convicted of larceny in August,
1886, and sentenced to two years in tbo
penitentiary. In this caso judgment was
suspended on payment of costs. The pris
oner agreed to work and (did work for a
man on condition that said costs be paid by -
Dim.; The man railed to pay the costs and
the prisoner was sent to serve out two years
in the penitentiary. After a consideration,
of this and other facta, pardon was granted.

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