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Co!. IJreckenridge, of Kentnokyj
has written a letter to the Louisville
Courier-Journal in which he pro-!'
gents bin views of the proper pro
gntnine for the Democratic party to
adopt. .'The able paper in which' it
appears indorses the views, and JitJ
may be well to glance at them. Th4
main point is the reduction of thd
present War Tariff and how to re
duce it. It is thought that the more
conservative element in the Republij
can jiarty would agree to an arrange
ment. That there must be a reduc-I
tion of the present taxation is agreed
to by liberal menpf all sections and
parties. The people .both in the
Sooth and in the North- expect and
demand this. . Even moderate Pro
tectionists can not be content with
les. Col. Breckenridge says: I
"Practically to accomplish leg slationj
the best way is for the Secretary of the
Treasury, with . the open approval of the
President, to submit to Congress a bill,
carefully'' prepared and upon which Mr
Cleveland is willing to stake his Adminis
tration; this bill ought to be taken under
adviseraeLt by the Democratic caucus, and
that caucus onght to reach some agreement;
ami the bill thus prepared, considered and
agreed upon, should be made a party meas
ure, nm cither pass 3d or made the issue in
thePresideLtial canvass." I
That seems judicious; We can
see' no reason why a Democrat
should object. This will get the
Question before the Democrats with
thej indorsement of the Administra
tion. It is expected that Democrat i
in the caucus will be ready to makl)
some concessions if they be necessary
in order to unite the party in the
Copftress. Now comes the pith of
Mrl Breckenbridse's letter. He
Bays ': ' '; . ;
'It ought to be frankly understood thai
the concessions are to be mutual, that the
majority of the rjartv intend to reauire ai
well as grant concessions, that they are in
dead earnest in demanding . that modifica
tions of the internal revenue rates must be
momptimed simultaneously and as part of
theeame bill be reductions, amendments
and alterations in tariff rates, and that the
reduction of taxation shall be in good faith
towards the adoption of a system of taxat
ion which has for its object the raising of
rmnne, and not granting of subsidies and
The Star has often through the
years expressed its own views rela
tive to the fairness and desirableness
j .. . ii
ot the liciuor and tobacco tax. But
if the wise men of the-party shall
deem' it essential as absolutely
necessary in order to seenre a reduc
tion of the" oppressive, unconstitu
tional .and uDjust High War Tariff,
then the Stab will stand by them
in the effort to secure such reduction,
wen if it should result in greatly rej
dacinrr a tax on a luxnrv and keeoin?
a tax on some necessaries. Ah an ab
stract question the Stab favors the
taxing of vices and luxuries,' and
putting, whenever practicable, ail
prune necessaries of life on the free
list; an. 1 when this is not possible, to
dicing the tax on them just as lilj-
e as possible under the circum-
Bat it is impossible, it seems, for
the Democrats in the House to set
cure the passage of a reduced Tariff
measure without concessions. But
the gain should bo great and unmis
sable and assured. The CourieJ-
Naturally, the people distrust compror
bik. The Tariff Commission was a Re
publican "compromise" such as the Demo
"alB will not repeat if they have any rd
KMil tor political safety. This bill must
wonc on which the party can well afford
"goto the country; on which they are
'""u!i. u necessary, to tight the next fre
!Wtial campaign. It is probable that
r. Itandall and a hhlf dozen others msjr
unwilling to accept any bill that is not in
"7 uciusion and a snare. They have
pitted a11 along in sacrificing the party to
IfJ'variia, and they may ineiat on H
Hr.JJarlisle, in one of his recent
beeches, foreshadowed the necessitir
1 compromise. He said at Louhl
Vl"o tiiat ho was feady to surrender
tax on tobacco if by doing so a
Auction of Tariff taxes could be
securea. Mr. Brecketiridge show
Jatesmanship when he eays that
'Iegislation being inevitable and we
,e'ng in power, we must take the
lnltiative; and if we ask for a con
.'nuance of power we must show
hat we have party cohesion sunt
Clnt to govern." ; . : ' j.
While the Stab, thinks that to-
ao ia a verv nroDer artinln to h
led (snuff, cigars, cigarettes in-
U(ied), !t win DOt oppose anv com
Jfomise that may be entered into
at wiir bring down the present
arbed Wire Fence arrangement to
institutional and moral basis.
We are gratified! to see that' the
Baltimore Journal of Commerce 'and
the Baltimore Manufacturers' Record,
b last uisooverea that what; the
South very particularly needs ii an
"agricultural boom," This is pre
cisely what the Stah has been insist
ing upon all along. When these and
other Protection organs were harp
ing upon the great progress in South
era manufactures they jumped at the
conclusion that this in itself showed
most wonderful we:ilth and that the
whole South was really on a great
and rapid ascent was growing jrich
in a hnrry. The Stab was forced to
meet this issue, because it was not
really in accord with the known facts.
There was great agricultural depres
sion, and as the farmers "were the
base of all genuine prosperity, there
could not possibly be great substan
tial progress under this unfavorable
condition of things.'
We have copied from time to time
from our exchanges in this and other
States to show there . was no sound
progress, except here and there, and
in a few manufacturing centres. It
was not to lay "bare the nakedness
of the land," but to vindicate truth,
prove that the Stab knew what it
was doing, and to point out an evil
that it might be cured. j
- What is needed in the South is a
change of methods. There must be
an abandoning of the mortgage sys
tem, a multiplication of industries
and a return to raising home supplies.
That is the only way
not secure it. A suppression of the
truth will not secure it. j
Yes, let us have a regular boom
among the farmers in the South,! but
this will not be done until-the farm-
era combine, change their methods,
and look to their own interests.
The Manufacturers' Record Bay b:
"The influential journals of every South
ern State have worked with persistent
earnestness to arouse the spirit of progress
among their agricultural readers, and in all
tho South are abundant evidences that
these manifold agencies have not labored
in vain. The standard of farming has been
advanced ; slowly but steadily j diversity of
agriculture is replacing the one crop idea
that has been for twenty years! the bane of
the South, the value of labor-saving ma
chinery is receiving recognition from those
who formerly believed that negro brawn
and muscle aided by mule power were the
only possible forces that could be econo
mically employed in Southern fields. 'j j
What the South needs j first is an
improved condition of farming. jThe
farmers must cease to rely upon the
North for food. They jmuBt cease
to mortgage their crops, j When the
farmers have become prosperous! as a
class they will be much aided if
small manufactories are ; multiplied
throughout the lani. But the farm
ers will not prosper well or long with
a great Tariff to oppress them.
Tli Steamer Delta Explosion.
Sam Robinson, colored, who
engineer of the steamer Delta when
the latter exploded her boiler j jlast
April, was committed to jail yester
day by U. S. Commissioner Gardner,
in default of $300 bail for his appear
ance at the next term of the V. a.
District Court, which meets in! this
city on the 31st of j October. Robin
son is charged with, "weighting the
safety valve of the boiler, thereby
causingjan explosion and loss of life."
The Delta was a small river steamer
plying between j this city and Point
Caswell. The fireman, Lloyd Spear
man, was instantly killed and several
others were injured; Kelly IJewkirk,
one of the wounded!, died from his in-
. ! I i
One of the witnesses, Capt. Dolbow,
of the steamer Susie, testified that the
Delta was carrying more steam than
allowed by her license. Anothe wit
ness testified that the valve of the
boiler of the boat was weighted down
"Warrants have also been issued for
the arrest of Capt. A. L. Hubbard for
running a boat without a captain's
license, and for Mr. John p. Ker, for
allowing the boat to carry! passengers
without having a license therefok
TJ. S. District Attorney Busbee con
ducted the examination before
Commissioner. I '
The people of South port are ijuite
active in fixing up the place and are
still communicating with capitalists
relative to i the ! late railroad boom
which is expected to be soon revived.
Renewed activity it, public and pri
vate enterprises ifi everywhere ap
parent. Three or four dwelling houses
are now n earing completion and piore
are spoken of for the near future,
' Since prohibition has gone into ef
fect in this town some liquor dealers
are turning ' their attention ti the
county outside of the city limits. Mr.
Pinner, in particular, is erecting
quite a "palatial store," beyond the
boundary line. .. . I
A good many visitors are arriving
daily. About twenty are sleeping in
the Hotel Pavilion, and tne prospects
are that all the hotels will soon be
A citizens1 meeting will bej held
Monday night to take proper action
in town improvements,
; . Mr. J. S. Williams, who is em-
pioyea wim me nriu oi jurasre. r -brook
& Co.. near Wriehtsville, has a
precocious pullet, fit cross between the
Plymouth . Kock ana jsranma vane-
.1 u.h loth cha hps
lies. xLawiicu inu, bv '
already laid five eggs, (but not "on
our vauie 7, auu.u puu mo,jmmi -
(rhilltr five DOunds
was anion? the curiosities ' examined
by I a Stab reporter yesterday. It
pnmo from the CA.rden of Mr,' W;-B.
Canady, of Scott's Hill.- ' ' -
-I:.' r- aJ ' al nT i - V 11 ' ' 1 " H d.1 " - I f "V. X w ' ii VIJa - t can neat the world in fine tobacco. I
Deaperata Attempt at murder Fol
I lowed br Suicide. -
A terrible tragedy was enacted yes
terday t morning about sunrise, ' at
Capt. T. JT. Southerlond's plantation.
four miles east of the city, in which
Mr. William Mills, manager of the
farm, was shot three times and se
riously wounded, by a German em-r
ploye named Alfred Soy ke, who af
terwards committed suicide by shoot
ing himself through the heart.
Three weeks ago a difficulty oc
curred between Mr. Mills and Soyke'
about the latter neglecting to feed the
stock on ithe farm. Last Wednesday
night another dispute took place be
tween them, in reference to the same
matter, and . Soyke, who boarded
with Mr. Mills, retired to his room
very angry. Yesterday morning he
got up and followed Mr.- Mill to the
barn, a short distance from the dwel
ling, and told him that he wanted to,
settle his board bill and gave Mr.
Mills three dollars, the amount due
him. Immediately after paying Mr.
Mills,' Soyke pulled out . his pis-;
tol, ' a Colts . revolver of 44 cal
ibre, and began firing. Four or
five shots were fired, three of
them striking Mr. Mills one in the
left thigh, one in the right arm
and th third in the . breast
and left arm. Mrs. Mills got be
tween her husband and Soyke, and
one of the shots was fired over her
shoulder After emptying his pistol,
Soyke went to his room, reloaded the
weapon, and shot himself through
the heart. His dead body was found
stretched across the bed, shortly
Coroner T. C. Miller held an inquest
over the! body of Soyke, when the
following testimony was elicited:
Dr. Thbs. J. Burbank testified as to
the nature of the wounds received by
Mr. Mills, and the wound on Alfred
Soyke's body. r
Mrs. Maggie Mills testified:
They were at the barn when I went
out. Mrl Mills was standing on the
steps; Alfred was in front of him.
After I got to them I heard Alfred say,
Yon have been talkin? ahont me to
the darkies." My husband said, "Hold
on, Alfred; let me reason with you."
Alfred said, "I don't want any reason;
you did jsay it; you did say it," and
gritted his teeth and began shooting.
At the first shot Mr. Mills ran into the
barn. I Tan up to him and said, "Mr.
Alfred don't shoot my husband; he is
all I have in the world." Alfred then
pointed his pistol at me, but did not
shoot. He then kept on firing at Mr.
Mills, running from one side of the
steps to the other. Mr. Mills held an
empty barrel between himself and Al
fred. After, emptying his pistol Al
f ped turned aad wont into the house.
After he had gone Mr. Mills said, "Do
let me get to bed." We came into the
house, and Mr. Mills had laid down
about a minute when we heard a dull
sound up stairs, as if there had been a
smothered shot, We sent for Mr. Her
ring, who came, and we went up-stairs
and found Alfred dead. Yesterday
(Wednesday) evening Mr. Mills asked
Alfred why he did not feed the
Alfred answered, "I will
change my clothes." Mr.
If you can't help
you I have no use
when I need
you." Alfred said, "I know you don't
need mei" About three weeks ago
Mr. Mills had occasion to speak to
Alfred, and he has been ever since
very sullen, scarcely speaking.
Never heard of Alfred - being a
drinking man; never saw the pistol
Mr. Win. H. Mills testified that he
and Alfred had been getting along
very nicely until about three weeks
ago,. when Mr. Mills put him on the
market-cart, and he did not want to
drive it. He drove the cart until Sat.
urday, and on Monday, while digging
potatoes. Alfred said it looked as if
his honesty had been doubted, and
wanted to know who told what he
had sold his load of truck for.
He said that all he had was his
name, and if any man tried to slander
him or talked about.him he would kill
him if he hung the next day for it.
Mr. Mills told him that he thought
he had done well with his load. Af
terwards, some words passed between
them iri reference to feeding stock.
In reference to the shooting, Mr.
Mills testified : .
This morning I got up about 4 a. m.
and went out to feed, and found 1
left my keys at the house, so I came
after them and met Alfred coming
down stairs. Neither of us spoke. I
went on and fed all up. Alfred was
walking around the yard. After I
erot-through, he as Red. me ii l was
through feeding. I said yes. He then
said, weiwill settle, i said, ail ngm;.
He gave: me $3 and said you owe three
days work $1.80. He would settle up
his board. He said there was some
thing else he wanted to settle. He
said that x naa Deen taiKing
to Capt.1 Southerland about him and
trying to slander his name. I said.
nola on ana let me explain, as l naa
done nothing of the kind. He said,
"You did sav it. you did say it;'1 and
said that I had been talking to the
niggers about his jerBang the horses.
I began to back into the barn, and he
began to shoot. The first shot he
fired I was backing in the door, and
it struck me on the leg. My wife rah
out and got between him and me and
begged jnim, for God's sake, not to
shoot me, and she tried to shut the
barn door, but he pushed It open and
kept onj shooting. After the second
shot I reached up over the barn door
and picked up a natchet and threw it
at him as hard as I could. He kept
on shooting, and I picked up an
empty barrel and held it up. One
shot went through the barrel and
went ini me. : He then came in the
house and went upstairs. I went in
also after he had gone up stairs. I
went to bed. - After we had been in
the house a couple of minutes I heard
a pistolj shot up stairs. V .
Soyke was a native of Germany,
thirty years of age, and umarried. He
came td Wilmington sCbout ten years
ago, aj sailor, and went out West
where he remained several years. He
had been in Mr. Mills1 employ some
six months. r, ; v -
The jury of inquest returned a ver
dict that Soyke came to his death by
a pistol shot Tftred by his own hand,
WILMINGTON, N. C,
and the coroner gave instructions for
the burial of the body. : ; ...
The deceased had "about. $35 in
money,: and two or three letters writ
ten in German were found among his
effects. I . .
Mr. Mills was resting easy yesterday
evening with every prospect of a
speedy recovery from his wounds. He
is a native of Onslow county, 35 year
of age; r his family . consists of his
wife and four - children, the oldest
about eight years of age. : .
Km OH Sfs" OF PYTHIAS.
Poblte 1 Installation r or Officers Ad-
' ' dress by Mr. J. I. Blacks. " -.
Stonewall and Germania Lodges of
Knights of Pythias had a gala night
at their public installation of officers
last . evening! A large audience, a
goodly portion of which was ladies,
assembled at Germania Hall towit
tfss tbe'1lIrpeB6iTW"lBecnonie inCi
dent to thej installation: and well
were they entertained by the ktwo
lodges.1 The choir sang "My Country
Tis'of Thee,"and then Mr. N. O.Berry
of Goldsboroi N. C, Grand Chancel
lor of Knights' of Pythias for North
Carolina, assisted , by Messrs. Julius
Bonitz, R. B.; Clowe, T. D. Meares, H.
C. Prempert,! B; F. White and H. C.
VonKampen installed in "ample
form" the following officers for the
ensuing term: ' ,
GERMANIA LODGE ISO. 1.
C. C. II. HutaiT. '
V. C. J. A. Schrceder.
P, J. W. puis.
M. at A. A-Deumelandt.
I. G. J. Hoar, Sr.
0. G. J. Sauls. .
stokkwall lodge ko. 1.
C. C D. F. Barnes.
V. C C. H: Ganzer.
P. E. B. King.
M. at A. G. A. Peterson.
1. G.-C. N. Brewer.
O. G. W. L, Jacobs, Jr. -
The offices 'duly installed, Mr. J. I.
Macks, orator of the occasion, deliv
ered an interesting address. For
twenty minutes he entertained his
audience by a graphic account of
Pythian Knighthood. In short, con
cise and well rounded sentences he
told of the daring deeds of brother
Knights for brother Knights, and
painted with an artist's brush
the sacrifice jof life made by the devo
tees of Pythias on two occasions.
"Friendship. Charity and Benevo
lence" is the motto imprinted on each
banner,and these virtues each Knight
is .expected land sworn to practice.
Mr. Macks humorously asking the
ladies to allow their husbands to at
tend the meetings.of their lodges and
extending an invitation to all the un
initiated to join, closed his address.
Mr. J. W. King, P. C, read the de
claration of principles and then all
present wereilasked to Join "the mem
bers in some cooling refreshments
which were thoughtfully prepared by
the joint committee of arrangements.
The Knights of Pythias have done
a good work in our city and State,
and now number among its members
many of our best fellow citizens. May
their order never die.
; ' PKNSfOSS "
For Disabled Confederate Soldiers and
J Soldier's Widows.
A circular letter was received yes
terday by Mr, S. Van Amringe, clerk
of the Superior Court of this county,'
from the State Auditor's Department,
to pensions for disabled
soldiers and . widows of
The ters6ns named below have
been allowed pensions under Chapter
214, Laws 1S?K:
J. J. Canady, late of Company E, 3d
Resriment JX. U. State Troops, disa
bled bv wounds. -
Beni. S. Morgan, late of Company
G, 61st Regiment N. C. State Troops,
William Solmans, late of Company
H. 3d Regiment N. C. State Troops,
disabled byjwounds. :
E. Beasley, widow of W.
late of Company B, 51st
Craig, widow of Henry
Craig, late -jof
uompany aa negi-
ment. ) , .
Mrs. Jesse Everitt,
Vil 8. Everitt. late
widow of Shep-
late of Company E,
Mrs. Susan A, Jones.' widow of Ruel
Jones, late! of Company C, 2d Regi
Mrs. Marv McNair. widow of Dun
can E, McNair, late . of Company H,
Mrs. Sarah. J. Stephens, widow of
Matthew Stephens, late of Company
TV 7th Regiment.
Mrs. C. E.i Stevenson, widow of Jas.
M. Stevenson, late Major 36th, Regi-
mpnt,. I i .
Mrs. Annie E. Williams, widow of
Robt. Williams, late of Company E,
The letter from the State Auditor
says: ; !
"A number of applications from
other widows who claim under the
amended law are held in this office by
direction of the State Board for proofs
which the claimants have been asked
hv ftimiilari to furnish, and I have
taken the liberty to send these circu
lars to youri care,; hoping that by so
doing tne required proois . may w
more promptly forwarded, so that the
claimants mav share in this year's ap-
nronriationl nrovided their claims
should be approved.".
Teath of a Prominent Citizen of Wll-
son. : !!'"'
Moses Rountree, Esq., a prominent
citizen of "Vilson and its oldest mer
chant, die4 suddenly at that place
Thursday afternoon of heart disease.
Mr. Rountree had ' for years been
inra-elv identified with every enter
prise started in that- community and
was widely known - and highly es
teemed throughout the State.
A town meeting of merchants and
citizens was held at .the court house
vesterdav ! afternoon and passed
appropriate resolutions concerning
the sad event. During the meeting
all the business houses in the place
were closed. .
Receipts of cotton the past week
were 118 bales, against 13 ,bales re-
o.oivAd the I same week last vear. . Re-
ceiDts for the cro year to date fare
133,761 bales; to same date last year
101 412 increase 32.349 bales.
Stock at this port is 1,052 bales;
1 same date last year, 705 bales.
FRIDAY, .JULY: 15, 1887.
. . WA. SHIN G TOUT.
Cnolera Reports Irom Palermo Pres-
dent Cleveland's Plana for the Snm
mer and Autumn Alleged Crooked
ness of n Whiskey Distiller In N.C
Abandonment of tber Experimental
Tea Farm. " I
Wasutnoton. Julv 7. The U. 8. Con-
sul at Palermo has telegraphed the Depart
ment or mate that two deaths occurred
their yesterday, bslieved to have been
caused by cholera.
It is practically settled that the President
will cot vuit the West at all during the
present year The abandonment of his
proposed trip to Stt Louis has resulted in
wholly changing all the other plans he had
made for visiting .Western cities It is
stated at the White House this afternoon
that the only plans the President has made
for leaving Washington during the sum
mer and autumn are those for his visit to
Clinton. N. Y., on the 12th. inat., which
will probably- not consume ; more than a
week s time, and for his visit to Atlanta
an October next, on the occasion of the
Georgia State Fair.
WASHINGTON. JUT 7. A oisiiiier in
vftorth Carolina recently made application,
10 me invernar .revenue uureau to nave i
'distillery warehouse surveyed so that he .
might engage in business. A storekeeper
was sent to examine the building, and in so
doing, accidentally discovered a most in
genious arrangement or . the lock of the
mats door by which the premises after be
ing secured by the government officers with
the regulation seal lock, could easily be
opened without breaking the. seal and the
goods removed from the warehouse with
out payment of tax. ilia registration pa
pers have been withheld, pending future
investigation. f .
Washington. July -7. The" Commis
sioner of Agriculture has given formal no
tice to owners of the abandonment - by the
Government of land at Summer ville, S C.
recently occupied as an experimental tea
farm. The permanent improvements made
by the Government revert to owners of the
property, in giving lu 8 notice, the Uom
missioner writes "On behalf of the Gov
ernment I desire to express its appreciation
of the public spirit of the late Mr. Middle-
ton in so generously cooperating in impor
tant experiments which have been made at
Summerville experiments which have been
none the less valuable because they proved
futile. - :
Washington, July 8 Something; of a
sensation was created' at the Treasury De
partment this afternoon by tbe discovery
that a trusted ofilcul in the Department
bad been guilty of a systematic attempt to
defraud the government. The officer was
arrested at Wilkeabarre, Penn., Yesterday
afternoon, as he was about to take tbe
train for . Washington, and his dismissal
from service was ordered by Secretary
Fairciild this afternoon. His name is Os
car J. Harvey, and be has been employed
in the Department since June. 1885, when
he was appointed chief of tbe horse claims
division of the Third Auditor s office. It
was while be held Ibis position that he
Deroelrated the frauds - with which he is
now charged. aeiireKalinK SdU.uuu.
llarvey left Wasblngttn about tne urst
nut., ou a short vacation, and was arrested
as he was about to return. He asked to see
the Sv-cretary. an.! Mr. Fairchild'consented
to see him District Attorney worintng-
ton was sent for and Harvey saw the: Sec
retary ia hm presence, tie was very much
depressed in spirits and seemed penitent.
Wnm he was informed or tne , eviuence
aeainst him be broke down completely
and made a full and free confesssiun of
his guilt. He admitted not only that the
DaDers on which tho ciaim3 were pafcea
were fraud a leu t ana the signatures rergea.
... ... . .1 .,
but that the stamps were counterfeit! and
had been procured and used by him. j He
further auud that he had iiq accomplice in
any Of the transactions, and that the whole
scheme : had been concocted by himself.
He had been driven to it, he said, by pe
cuniary necessities brought upon him by
the man with whom he had been in part
nership, and who ever since be received
bis appointment in tbe Treasury,!! had
eoaded him on to make the most of his
opportunities. This man, he said, I; pre
tended to have a criminal hold on him, but
he did not really have any. It was this, he
said, that had led him into trouble and
brought him face to face with the peuilen
tiarv "M nartnpr " rnnr.iunen the : nrlH-
. : , .
oner. "tola me 1 naa a good omce ana -mat
I could raise the money he would, i I did
it. and now see what has become of It."
Harvey was taken before tho Police
Court tbia afternoon. He waived exami
nation and was committed to Jail for
action of the grand jury, bail being j fixed
at $12,000. He is described as a man t of
unusual intellectual attainment?, and - as
having secured the unlimited confidence of
his superior officers. . . "
An Aiarmlne Fire In tbe Citadel at
Quebec Loss. 1 60,000. p
Quebec. July 7. Fire in this city last
night broke out in stables attached to the
barracks at tbe Citadel. The stable picket
is said to have been asleep. The stables
and shed on tbe ram pal ti are built entirely
of wood, and it is the general belief that
wooden buildings in such an important
fortress as the Citadel and in a place where
laree Quantities of powder are stored,
should not have been tolerated. An inves
tigation will be held.
.The excitea cuizens uia not sees meir
houses until 3 o clock this morning, and
the most intense alarm prevailed through
out the city until the fire was thoroughly
under control. At one time mere were
fully 5,000 men, women and children walk
ing about the streets. Many made their
way to tbe surrounding country in carriag
es: carts ana on loot, rearing mat an ez
Dloaion of the powder in the magazine
would occur, l nis leeung was pernapa
most manifested along Cbamplaln street,
rifht under the main fortiess. as it was
known that a great quantity or powaer was
stowed there. When several explosions
nraurred at midnieht people held: their
breath and souebt the best shelter availa
hla. The crowd on the elacis and on tbe
hill leading to the citadel made a terrible
rush down the hill till they got where they
simnosed themselves out of range Of the
danirerous missiles. This alarm somewhat
subsided when it was found that no dam
age .was caused, and subsequent explosions
caused little tear. ' i
The Gov. General s and officers quarters,
stables of the. artillery hospital and the
Provincial Armory which contains 555,000
stand of arms, were uninjured. The; loss
is estimated at $ lsOiKK). ... JMo insurance.
y. C. SPECIAL TAX BONDS
Tbe Arrangement RIade by tbe u. ,
Trust Co. wttb REorton buss co.
By Telegraph to the Morning Star, j
New York, July 8 The arrangement
between the United States Trust Com-
Danv and Morton. Bliss & (Jo., on tb
North Carolina Special Tax bond, em
bodies the following plan.' The bonds to
be pooled and tnnst certificates issued,- all
expenses to be advanced by Morton," Bliss
& Co. ; a settlement with the State to; be ob
tained on the basis of new four per cent,
bonds in exchange for' the present bonds,
and the distribution to be as fbllowssi Forty
ner cent, of the Drincipal of the present
bonds to go first to certificate holders; other
receipts from the State to be equally divided
between certificate homers ana motion.
Bliss & Co.
Gov. Gordon Huns In Effigr " Palton.
Attotthta. Sa "' Julv fl. Gov. Gordon
was hung in effie-v vesterdav. at Dalton,
from the gallows erected to nang uoiman,
who was sentenced to death for murdering
a voung woman in Whitefield 'County last
vear. because he commuted the sentence to
imprisonment for life. The 4,000 people
who had nocKea to uaiton to witness iue
hanging of Holman became so indignant
at Gov. Gordon's action that they heaped
upon his emgy every indignity.
The Alexandria' and Washington rail
road was sold at auction to the Pennsylva
nia railroad for $100,000 v
7 BFFERSQN DA VIS.
Charge that tbe Federal Government
Conspired Daring tbe War to Have
Him Assassinated -His Opinion or
Prominent Officers in the Confede
rate and Federal Service. -
iMt Taimrrapli to th Moraine Bturji '
Baltimore, Mb.. July 9 The Morn
ing Herald will publish to-morrow k conv
tribution giving an account of recent im
portant interviews with Jefferson Davis
In these interviews Mr. Davis, amorc
other .thing's charges that the Federal Gov
ernment conspired during the late war to
have him assassinated. On - this subject
Mr. Davis said: "While the Confederate
Government was at Montgomery. Ala . in
1861, I received an anonymous letter: from
Philadelphia, the substance of which was
that the Governor of Pennsylvania bad re
leased a notea aesperado from-the peniten
tiary upon condition that he would go to
ALontgouaety and. asasfrinate me, with the
promise of a reward of $100 000 if he suc
ceeded ; that after release, the man
that he could not probably succee j
and gave the name of another convict, of
character like his nwn, with whose Mfeiet
ance he felt sure of success: and that the
second ". convict was released lo ac
company the first. About thai lime
when- this letter was received.
In - going from my office to! mv
residence, I observed a man squatting down
on tbe brick wall which was about three
feet high. Walking rapidly, I bad gone
a few Htt-ps before tho position of the man
so impressed me that it induced me to go
and look after him. Then walking back
towards the corner of the fence behind
which he was crouching, I siw himi look
ing over tbe wail towards a gate through
which I was expected to enter, but as I
reached the corner, he lumped up and ran
toward tbe rear of the lot upon which my
residence htood, where there was anj alley.
I followed bim rapidly, but when 1 1 had
reached ihe alley hs had disappeared.
The alleyway iu which he could have es
caped appeared to be through the gale
which led into my stable. Thitber I went,
and found my servant in the loft throwing
down hay, who, upon inquiry, denied that
any one had ! een there. He was a servant
I had reared, in whom, as I afterwards
learned, I bad misplaced confidence.
Accepting bis statement as true, and mult -ing
fruitless search elsewhere tbe hunt was
abandoned. But the warning received was
not forgotten. Commisbary General Col.
Northrop, my friend and old arniy com
rade, soon thereafter went with me by rail
to Richm nd. and was on the alert during
the whole trip for the reappearance of tho
assassin. I sent the anonymous letter re
ferred to to Hon Wm B Reed, ofj Phila
delphia, asking him to make such inquiry
as would verify or disprove Us allegations.
If be ever replied I don't know, a9 com -
munications were closed soon after l bat.
"While in Richmond it was my habit to
ride out often in the afternoon to visit tbe
defensive WGrks we were constructing
around the capital. On one occasion, ac
companied by my aide. Col Wm Preston
Johnston, I had lidden across Uiilisl creek
and was going up bill, when a rifle bali
whizzed lust behind me and in front of
Col. Johnston who was riding by my side
a little in the rear Warning him u seem
as if ' nothing tad occurred, we rode
rapidly around an unoccupied j house
from which it was thought that the shot
must have been fired, and from which we
could ste distinctly the ground over which
any one must have fled, if after firing be
had thken to night, sio one was visible.
After returning ko tbe city in the evening, 1
Col. Johnston went to the provost marshal.
who sent out some men more skilled than
we had been to make further search in the
house. They found in tho uppsr' s'ory
some planks cut out of the floor, so that
they could be moved, and undernt ath that
.found a man with a rifle, who gave a lame
account of himself as biding there to void
conscription. His story of being employed
at a bakery in the city was found to be,
upon inquiry, unfounded. Next morning
I was notified that the man with a libeial re
tainer in gold had employed a lawjer to
sue out a writ of habeas corpus. I r
Aware that thcuzh circumstantial evidence
might produce moral conviction tbat be
would probably be discharged in compli
ance with the writ, and that as the man
was of of proper age and physical vigor
for a soldier, I directed him to be sent to
General Lee at Petersburg, with an explan
tory note and the hope that ho would be
put in the front to stop a ball intended for
a better man. What became of him I
never leurnc-d. Matters of larger import
ance engrossed the attention of Gen. Lee
as well as of myself. i
On another occasion, returning from an
afternoon ride with my aide. Col. Joseph
R Davis, just as we entered .tbe suburbs
of Richmond a shot was fired from; behind
a high garden wall at very close range, but
without effect. We rede up to the wall,
and by rising in our uirrups looked over
inter the garden, but no person Could be
seen. It was twilight, and shrubbery af
forded some means of concealment: and es-
vapc. i - i
There were more reasons before the
Dahlgreen raid for believing that efforts in-:
consistent with tbe rules of war as practiced
by civilized nations were made to secure
assassination, especially of the President,
and to acquire information by spies resi-t
dent and transitory, and that large rewards
were offered for such services, including
arson and murder. i
On one occasion, when I was known to
be travelling on the railroad to the army,;
information was brought by a lady, who
had overheard a conversation in a barn that
obstructions were to be placed on the track,;
and the information was verified by a de
tachment sent, who found tbe obstructions
and some soldiers secreted in a barn near:
to the place where the train was expected
to be wrecked. t -
Davis gives his motives and political
status in 1801, and claims that he never
was a disunionist, but that Northern
Senators repelled at that time every proposi
tion that promised pacification. He refers
to B F. Butler voting for him 57 times at
Charleston, B. C, in 18(50, as the candidate
of the Democratic pirty for President to
prevent disunion, and declares thatbe did
not desire to be. President of the uonieaer-
acv. but took prompt and as he thought
adequate means to prevent it. After his
election and inauguration at Montgomery.
all his effoits were directed toward secur
ing ,fc-Kie seceding States peaceful sepa
ration, tnougn ne never mougm. or going
back to the Union to escape tbe lat
resort to arbitrament of arms. :
Mr. Davis is eloquent in his praise of
Generals Albert Bidney Johnston, Lee,:
Jackson and A P. Hill. He says A S,
Johnston had no peer on either side during
the war. if be ever had in American histo-i
rv.and his loss to the Confederacy was irre
naranie. use was nis associate anit meoa
at West Point, with Leonidas Polk and
James B Magruder. and there never was
nuffht but harmony between them.
Speaking of the seven day's flght around
Richmond. Mr. Davis says Lee conceived
and executed the desperate plan to turn the
flank and rear of McUlellan's army, ana
added tbat failure to annihilate thej Federal
armv was aue cmeny to tne iaci mat uen
eral Lee had no map of tbe country below,
Richmond, and tbat his. army moved in
ignorance of the country and with guide!
who for the most part proved themselves
He eavs that Lee's " object in the! . retreat
from Petersburg in the last days of the war
was to reach Danville and there unite with
Johnston and crush Sherman before Grant
could loin him. He declares that Mc
Clcllan and Meade were tbe two best Fed
eral Generals, and if the former had
been permitted to carry out his campaign
against Richmond as he had planned
it. and bad received the hearty support of
the Federal War Department it would have
resulted disastrously to tbe Confederates.
Sneaking of Stonewall Jackson, he said
nobody expected that this quiet professor
would have an opportunity to show the
irreat Qualities he nossessed and become the
great hero of the war; Had he not fallen
at Chance;lorsvllle, Mr. Davis says, the
Federal Armv of the Potomac would have
rliaanoeared into history under circumstan
ces far different from those which marked
iu dissolution two years later. ' He says of.
A. P. Hill that no more devoted. - sell-sac
riflclng soldier ever lived. Mr. Davis and
his family are warm in ther praise of the
late John W.i Garrett, and confirmed Mr.
Garrett's statement made before his death,
of how he secured Mr. Davis' relet sa from
imprisonment at Fortress Monroe.
Mr. Davis says he has no wish to enter
public life,1 but is deeply solicitous for the
welfare and prosperity of the whole coun
try, and says the only disturbing element
to bediscernedjnow are efforts of extremists
Of the North to keep alive for political
purposes, the animosities and hatred of tbe
past. He says he thinks the time has
come when reason should be substituted
for passion: and when men who have fought
in support of their convictions shall he able
and willing to do lustice to each other.
Grand Snecess of tbe imperial Loan of
Germany Trials for Treason at Lelp
sle Honors to Rlr.Blalne In England
Election of a Prince by tbe Bulga
rlan Sobranjo Gladstone's Speecb on
Tbe Crimes Blll-A Famine in Den
mark Tbe Frencb Army to be Mob
ilized. : j . .
By Cable to tne Horning Star.
Lkipsic.! July 7. Erhardt. one of the
men who has been on trial here for treason :
during the past few days, was yesterday
liberated by the Court, the charge against
him not being sustained. Counsel for
Klein, for whom the Procurator had asked
a nine year' sentence at hard labor, urged
extenuating circumstances, and declared
that there Was an absence, of proof that
Klein had tried to seduce others from their
allegiance.! He had simply acted from!
motives of patriotism. The "prisoners.!
Klein and Grebert, were asked whether:
they desired to make any statement. In re-l
ply Klein excitedly protested against the:
punishment which was demanded for him.
It was too great; be had committed no base
crime; his chief offence consisted in being1
caught. '.Punish me," he claimed, "as a
French spy. I was born a Frenchman and;
am no German traitor." Grebert was very1
greatly dejected, and almost sobbed while!
protesting jhis innocence. - J
London! Julv 7. Mr. James G. Blaine
left London tonlay for Edinburg. He was
accompanied by tbe Lord Mayor of London!
and Senator Hale, of Maine. The rtartv
which was decorated with flags and the:
Maine coat of arms. Mr. Blaine will be
the guest while at Edinburg of Mr. An -I
drew Carnegie, and he is expected to sneak
at the reception organized by tbe people cf
jbainmirg to snow their recognition of Hr-
Carnegie's generosity to the city.
Tihnova, July 7. Prince Ferdinand, of
Saxe-Coburg Gotha, was today elected!
Prince of Bulgaria by the Sobranje. The
announcement was received with great en-j
Berlin July 7. The iasue of the first!
100,000,000 marks of the new Imperial!
loan has been subscribed for seven timeS
over. The bulk of. those desiring to invest
in the loan are private capitalists. Tbe
applications of Berlin parties alone amount
to 400, 000 ;000 marks. The North German
Uatette, Prince Bismarck a organ, is over-i
joyed at such a brilliant result, which it re
gards as remarkable, m view of the low
Cofknhagkn, July 7. Reports' have
been received here that a terrible famine
prevails atj Skagefjored, Yelkdon, and that
many peasants and thousands of cattle
have died from want of food. The distress
of the people is increasing.
Paeis. July 7. The Cabinet have de
cided that I Rouvier, Piime Minister, an
yen. nerron, Minister or war, shall in
form the Budget committee of the Cham
ber of Deputies that the Government wil
carry out its proposed experiment of mo
buizing the army. It was also decided t
dismiss from office all French mayors wh
were in any way concerned in royalls
manifestations in honor of the Count of
Paris, during his visit to the Isle a Jersey
London, July 7. When a motion was
made in the House of Commons this eve
ning for ai third reading of the Crimes bill,
Gladstone amid prolonged cheers made a
counter motion that tbe bill be read a third
time this day three months. He then
made a powerful speech, attacking tho bill
and the government, and at the conclusion
moved a rejection of the bill, amid cheers
from liberal and parneii benches. There
was great excitement in the House during
July 8. The Ameer of Af-
has nailed to the Candahar gate.
underneath the Koran, a proclamation of
fering a free pardon and the remission of
two years! taxes to all rebels who surrender.
London. July 8. The police inquiry
into the arrest of Miss Cass as an improper
character j has been opened. Both Miss
Cass and Mrs. Bowman, her. employer,
whose testimony to Miss Cass' good char
acter magistrate Newton-refused to receive,
are represented by counsel. The inquiry
after being opened was postponed. J
LiepsiC, July 8. Klein and Grebert,1
two of the men who have been on trial
here on the charge of treason, were to day
convicted; ; Klein was sentenced to six
years in the penitentiary and Grebert to five
years. j j
TntNOVA, July 8. Prince Ferdinand, of
SaxeCobourg. replying to the Sobranje
dispatch informing him of hia election as
Prince of, Bulgaria, said he was proud of
the honor conferred on him and grateful
for it.; ' -I hope," he added, "to prove my
self worthy of the confidence of the Bui
garian people. I am ready to respond to
the call and to devote myself to the service
of Bulgaria, as soon as the people accept
tbe election and the Powers recognize it.
The Prince's answer was received with
satisfaction by the Sobranje.
St. Petersburg, July 8. The Novoe
Vremai says the election of Prince Ferdi
nand, of Saxe-Coburg, to the Bulgarian
throne, exhausts Russia's patience. "Aus
tria will not succeed, adds the paper. "Rus
sian action may inconvenience Austria." i :
Berlin, 1 July 8. The Coburg Zeilung,
semi-official, in an article on the election
of Prince Ferdinand says: In view of at
tempts of the Bulgarian party or inde
pendence1 to draw Prince Ferdinand into its
confused! affairs, we must point out the
fact that a German Prince, such as Prince
Ferdinand, cannot accept the Crown with
out permission of the head of the bouse to
which he! belongs nor without the consent
of Emperor William and until their con-;
sent is obtained, nothing can be settled.
Vienna. July 8. The attitude of the
Government of Austria is one of entire in
difference concerning tbe election of Prince
Ferdinand of Saxe-Coburg as Prince of
Bulgaria Count Kalnoky, Austrio-Hun
garian, Prime ' Mimister, while returning
from his visit to Moravia, will meet Ferdi
nand at j Bucharest. The press is a unit
in congratulating the people of Bulgaria on
Ferdinand's election. ; J
Liverpool, July 8. The leading, week
ly grain circular says the market continues
dull without special feature; demand limit
ed. , Buyers prefer waiting and sellers are
less pressing. The tone was steadier than
during the previous few weeks. In the
coast trade nothing was done, offers being
tOO lOW. I" -.'
Paris July 9. The demonstration made
last evening on the occasion of the depart
ure of M. Boulanger to his . new post at
Clermont-Ferrand baa made a sensation
here and! is regarded as the forerunner of
further manifestations during the coming
July national fete and review. Govern
ment organs censure Boulanger for permit
ting the demonstration. Monarchical news
papers warn the Republicans of France to
beware bf such a dictator as Boulanger
would be. Le Paw says: "Such a mam-
! testation of popular regard had not been
witnessed in Paris for many years. The
crowd which surrounded the railway sta
tion whence Boulanger departed numbered
not less than 30.000 people. When Bou
langer Reached Clermont-Ferrand he was
welcomed at the railway station by hun
dreds of Deonle with prolonged shouts of
! 'Vive Boulanger. ' "
Alexandria. July 9. Egyptian cotton
renorta show that the plant is generally
strong and in good condition. .-' Water has
been abundant except in Behra. In lower
Egypt worms Infest tbe plant. ,
Tobacco now fetches ' bish
prices in the best markets. . It ranges from
$20 to $100 per hundred and averages as
nign as f r4 are obtained, north Carolina
can neat the world in fine tobacco. , j
Goldsboro Advancer Mr. C. IL
Wyche, a gifted son of the lamented liev :
Ira T. Wyche, took the A. L. P. Greene
medal, at Vanderbilt. ... A note from
Rev. W. W. Rose informs us that the re
vival which followed the District CanferC
ence at liaUrange is still in progress,
Durham Recorder: Mr. J. J.
Bernard passed Durham on the noon train
carrying to the penitentiary a negro icon- -vict
named Sam Hasken. - Hasken is a
hardened criminal. He was sentenced for
life to the penitentiary fbr burglarizing tho
house of Mr. Peter Upley. McDowell coun
ty. He had served ten years when he es
caped from the stockade on W. N. Cj U.
R. seven months ago. I i V'-.
"The cultivation of the griipe
has proved very profitable in North Caro
lina, and Mr. 8. Olho Wilson has given
special attention to this branch of horticul
ture. The managers have selected bim to
deliver an address on "The Grape and I'
Cultivation in North Carolina," at Mount
Holly. . Van Lindley, the practical fruit
raiser and nurseryman, is to ' deliver a tec
ture on "Fruit Growing in the South'f
- Charlotte Democrat: The Oar
son Bros, will soon have their SpokQ land
Rim factory under way. The Johu
Robinson tract of land, near this cityj was
sold at auction Monday. . It was bought by -Mr.
Charles M.. Burns, of Wadesborb, at
$17.57 per acre. Tho tract contains 1178
acres, The Recorder is one of the
best ' papers of tho Baptist denomination
ever published in the South, and Bro.Bailcy
is one of the cleverest editors.
' Raleigh Visitor: Rev. AI vin
Bells, living at the .corner of Harwell and .
Blood worth .streets, has tbe sympathy of
our citizens in tbe affliction that has fallen
upon hi3 family. His sons, Andrew and
Furman, and daughter, Miss Ida, are all
quite sick, while his wife has for a long
while been an invalid. - The many
friends here and elsewhere of Dr. J. W."
McGee will regret to hear tbat his aged .
father passed quietly away at bis borne in
Duplin county, after a long and painfu
ness or paralysis.
The Wadesboro ' InteUiaencer
publishes the information that Mr. Will
Pepper is in jail. That paper says: "Our
old time friend Will Pepper, son of Rev.
C. M. Pepper, at one time stationed at Al
bemarle, is in jail at Danbury. His brother
Charlie and another man were engaged in
a flght, the other fellow getting the better
of Charlie, when Will drew his pistol land
'shot his brother's antagonist. . We fear it
will go hard with poor Will, but he did
what many another man would have done
under the circumstances, whether justifia
ble or not." II
Raleigh News- Observer: . irhe
President shook hands with 253 North
Carolina teachers on Saturday. Bishop
Lyman held an ordination in Christ church,
this city, last Sunday, and admitted tol the
Holy Order of Deacons, John Ravenscroft
Harding, A. B. of Union College, and late
ly graduated from the General Theological
Seminary in New York. Modest
North Carolina pays the penalty ofj her
want of due appreciation of such things.
Her troops fought quite as nobly as did .
Virginias in that charge, suffered more
and achieved as much. They marched
further, and staid longer on the battlefield.
But the name of North Carolina fsl not
once mentioned in connection with the af
Henderson Gold Leaf : "Vfance
county is named in honor of one United .
States Senator and is the mother of another. '
Hon. Isham G. Harris, of Tennessee) jjnee
Governor of the State and now Tlnited
States Senator, ia a native of this coiicty,
having been born' and raised about 1 six
miles east . of Henderson. Mr. D. Y.
Cooper received a marble brick for hits new
warehouse a few days ago from Mrj J. 8.
Carr, of Durham. Accompanying it was ,
a very complimentary letter, saying that'
such a man as Dave Cooper, who had done
bo much for Henderson and the tobacco
interests of North Carolina, deserved not
only a j marble brick but a gold one.l Mr.
Carr's name in fac simile is inscribed upon
Ka 1.1 T . .ill i
the block. It will
place on the front corner of the build!
Goldsboro . Argus: The
hunting sport of Morehead is developing
into immense proportions. Every morning
large parties go forth from the Atlantic
Hotel to join in the hilarious sport, j If
Cleveland does come to the State Fair the
people of North Carolina will be there by
acres f Irrespective of party our people
would he delighted to see their great head
and to give to him a genuine old-fashioned
North Carolina reception. Some of ,
our citizens are much exercised over tho
drummer's tax. Resting on the U. $.1 Su
preme Court decision they refused to take
out license, and resting nn North Carolina
law our efficient and energetic sheriff has
arrested several of them. Tbe arrest of.
these has stirred up others, and the sheriff
promises to take in a few more ofj them.
This thing ought to be settled some way.
I Raleigh Recorder: Dr. Yates
reports all well and hopeful in Shanghai,
China. The new room of the Baptist -
Tabernacle, on Hargett street, in this city,
was dedicated on Sunday afternoon. J The
pastor, Rev. Thos. Dixon, read an original
dedicatory hymn, and speeches were made
byJDr. J. M. Atkinson, Rev. W. CJ Nor
man, Rev. R. B. Johns, Rev. J. F.I Butt
and Rev. C. A. G. Thomas. The audience
room now is one of the prettiest in tbe
State. The trustees of Murfreesboro
Baptist College have caught the spirit of
Wake Forest. "Brains, books and brick'
now interest' the Chowan Baptists;
Institute must have a new building.!
to cost $17,000. New dormitories, recita
tion rooms and a large chapel will be the
contents of the building. The chapel, we '
understand, will be quite as large: as tho
Win gate Memorial, at Wake Forest, The
building, we are confident, will be erected.
No institution in the State has such an
alumnte as Chowan Institute. They of
themselves are fully able to put up this
building, and will doubtless have a large
share in doing so. We congratulate not
only the Chowan Baptists but tbe
State, on this admirable institution .
Charlotte Chronicle: Mr. I
Downs, who lives in Charlotte township,
has a vest in one of the pockets of which
a house wrentmilt a nest, laid four: eggs
and hatched, and is now rearing four; young
wrens. It is a very pretty story pf bird
life. Some weeks ago; on his return from
church he hung the vest on the nail, and
the next Sunday he found the pocket filled
with straw, and the mystery was explained
when he saw a tiny egg in the straw.- A
house wren had built her nest in the pocket
and had gone to work laying eggs. --r- Mr.
Matthew Moyle, who was so badly hurt in
the accident at Point Mine, last Monday
night, as noted in yesterday's Clifonicle,
was yesterday somewhat improved and will
very probably recover. No bones were
broken, his most serious injuries being the
woundsonhis head. Many jof our.
citizens speak favorably of a museum; such
as tbe Chronicle suggested last Saturday.
But mere talk will not cany out the idea
or secure the museum. Some action must'
be taken. Dr. Havs has offered to take
Charge of the room and preserve the relics.
not only tbat but will make valuable con
tributions. Others say they they win con
tribute many old and interesting relics. -
I Charlotte , Chronicle: Our :
neighbor, the Home-Democrat, 'this! week,
enters its thirty-sixth volume, and no anni
versary ever found it in a more healthy
condition. Its editor announces the: event
in tbia manner: "With this number tbe
Charlotte Democrat enters on its thirty
sixth volume as good as ever and free and ,
independent as ever the .Lord bless us ana
still continue to have mercy on us in busi
ness transactions as in the past. J-f The
contract has been signed for a new railroad
in Cleveland county, to run from Shelby
to the Cranberry mines. Col. 8.1 iMcD.
Tate, Judge A C. Avery and Maj. Wilson,.
are the leaders in tne enterprise.: kjoi.
Tate and Judge Avery signed tbe contract '
at Shelby last Monday, . with tbe com mis
sionors of Cleveland county, to build the
road on or before January 1st, 18894 Tbe -Aurora
saya: "Maj. Wilson, one j of - the
best surveyors in the United States, U now
surveying near Cumberland Gap, Tennes
see, and will begin at Shelby on the Buryey
through the centre or Maj. ScbenckV'
route first, in three weeks from to-day. He
will ! survey the three routes, Teport costs
and estimates, and then locate the f route."
, The Grand Commandery of Knights
Templar in this Bute will bold its annual
Conclave at ureensDoro, Aug. zprox.
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