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Sbnvp startling thioga happen. For
iust in ;e, there are white ' men in
Gee rg la aodVirginia who are not only
not al le to see any impropriety or
(far ger in mixing the races in schools
but i iey actually favor a scheme to
bri ig this about. Bat-Georgia does
no! in ean to allow this, and the Legis
lal in favors a bill to make it a penal
of! ;n e for a teacher to teach a white
cb Id in a colored school or vice versa.
Tl is 4 right. As long as the world
st: nc let the schools be separate. It
is best for both races. Only the
greatest evils could arise from the
in t-rningling of the races in schools.
Tl white men of the South will
;er , agree to be taxed a cent to
in mixed schools. They have
blv striven to elevate the negro by
taking themselves, and the educa-
bnal fund raised mainly by white
taxaiion, is equally distributed be-
tejn the races. This is a great
al under the circumstances.
Iff the evil disposed, if the educa
tional cranks do not cease to agitate
is question of mixed schools in the
South one result will bo sure to fol-
w I there will spring up a strong
apd aggressive party mat win nent
the bitter end all appropriations
fiir public Echools, and the - whole
common school system of the South
ill be Wiped out. Tbis will be de
or able. But white men are grow-
r tired of annoyances as to
mixed scaoois oy cracit-Drainea meo-
sets in the South and Northern pro-
. - -
"I'andists who are eternally med-
dliifli-with 'other people's affairs m-
d of .exercising charity and doing
d and relieving distress at their
We notice that our Virginia ex-
hanges are discussing some articles
appeared in the New York In-
ndent an old Abolition journal
a nast that were fufnished bv
In J Lewis H. Blair, of Richmond f
Vaj, a man of considerable wealth
ind talents. YY.no ne is ana wnence
tame he we are not informed. But
ins letter havoBtirred up a hornet's
Jt, and his mixed school ideas are
being warmly denounced. We judge
m some quotations that he is
another Cable who is willing to be
lli his own nest. He brings charges
pgaiDBt the Southern people much in
a Cable vein. We quote the fol-
ing from the able State that is
emocratic and Virginian. It says:
' Mr. Blair attributes the backwardness
Ihe South to tbe condition of the neero.
(for which he holds tbe whites of the South
mrgeiy responaioie. tie conceaes me po
litical freedom of the colored people in
Virginia and North Carolina, but he draws
severe indictment against other Southern
States for tbe abridgement of tbe political
anfl civil rights of tbe colored people. Now.
what is to be the solution of tbis problem ?
Mft Blair has offered a solution which is
without doubt the most objectionable to
wanes that could be offered, one that me;
will reject by an overwhelming majority,
by;a well-nigh unanimous vote. It is that
of miied schools a system that would be
suffi.Table to the whites, that is not de
manded generally by the colored people,
and that, would be injurious alike to both
raes. For the social character of both
burthcsiiid schools is so deeply rooted in
each tb&t once, remove the barriers lhat now
we the races in either and every dis-
Ction hrt wrpn the tan tacpk would end
Hcver a terrible calamity not only to the
but to the colored people, me po-cal-eftualltv
of both races ought to be
refogniz-d, as it is recognized certainly in
Jt- or me southern states, in v lrginia in
ticulur wjliprn thn r-nlnrpil npnriln vote 08
frfely as the whites. But any proposition
(remove barriers that plainly and prop-
iy atone the boundaries or the two races
" not be tolerated."
If this question of ' mixed schools
to loom up as important the Soulh-H
n tax-payers will make short work
the common school system. In
e North there is no mixing of th
ces in schools or ohurches or in sq-
life. It would destroy any pop-
w institution of learning in the
ortb; it . would disinlegrate any
cnrch and destroy it in the end,and
i would send, any family of social
rnk to Coventry, there to remain,
'pat would introduce the negro ele
ment. In the North the sentimental
fleh and sympathetic palaver are all
'Jeant for the South. The Sonth
1st do this and that, bat the North
lth an impudence as cool as 'Qreen-
'indi's icy mountains" says as for ns
fa will none of it. ; ' '
Representative Pat Collins, of
oston, is on a visit to j Ireland, his.
ptive countrv. He was erosslv in
"ltl at Dublin, being taken for a
Pynamiter and his baggage was
Overhauled for explosives.
The late Peter M.
Hale did an. ex-
cellent work for Ndrtb Carolina in
the two volumes he
floral and forest
cerning the mineralj
resoufcesj of our State,
are compilations but' well done and
of real value. Those who have read
them are well posted as to ihe ex
tensive and varied resources of North
Carolina. Inrthis State, that is bet
ter situated than any other as to cli
mate, and that contains more prod
nets than any! of the thirty-eight of
the (Sisterhood, there are , wonderful
mineral deposits npt yet developed
and great timber supplies that 'one
day;must he utilized and become a
Bource of greit profit to the people.
of the State is of great
There has been a vast
deal sold at
Northern men have
rushed into the State- and made large
purchases- of treea getting .them at
onefourth their value. The Star
has again and jagain warned the
owners of forests against this haste
to get rid of a big1 source of wealth.
The variety of trees in the State is
great. The finest timber for adorn-
ing and building
purposes can be se
applies. The long-
cured in large s
leaf pine, hickory, maple, walnut,
cherry, birch, are to be found in
abundance. A publication called the
Forest Bulletin conveniently gives
somes statistics that it is well to re
produce. It is t le number of feet of
merchantable long leaf pine supposed
to be found in fifteen North Caro
lina counties. The counties and
figures are : I j
l 'Bladen, 228,000,000: Brunswick, 141,
000,000; Chatham, 448,000,000; Columbus,
288,000,000; Cumberland. 806,000.000;
Duplin, 21,000.000; Harnett, 486,000,000;
Johnston, 563,000,000; Moore, 504,000,000;
New Hanover, 96.000,000; Onslow, 84.000,
000; Robeson. 864,000,000; Sampson, 602,
000,000; Wake, 48,000.000; Wayne. 40,
000,000, making total of 5,229,000,000
feet. In addition j to this the amount of
cypress in these and adjacent counties is
beyond calculation. A careful estimate re
veals tbe fact that! tbere are in the State
nineteen species of oak, eight of pine, four
Of spruce, three of elms, two of walnut,
three of birch, five of maple, six of hickory,
and seven of magbolia. In the 12,000.000
or a fraction over of original growth, there
is almost a bewildering number and variety
of trees, such as! yellow lereey, prickly,
pitch, pond, loblolly, long leaf and white
pine, all in abundance. Also black spruce,
White and hemlock spruce, balsam fir,
juniper, cypress, walnut, holly, zopin, lin
den, birch, magnolia, palmetto, &c., nearly
all of which are in sufficient quality and
Quantity to be valuable in tbe arts, and in a
large number of instances of easy access to
jnarket cither by tail or water communica
tion." ..').'!,"' f !
The time is coming when all of
these timbers will be in such demand
as to prove highly profitable to, the
A QUESTION CONCERNING GEN.
WASHINGTON.. " '. "J ;
j It seems from an article in the last
New York ckurcliman that there
pas been donbtj as to whether or not
Gen. Washington was a member of
church. , Mr. W. Popham, 'in a
letter dated jl4th March, 1838, to
Miss Jane Ci Washington, a Bister of
Bushrod Washington, gives a posi
tive statement of having seen Wash
ington , when President commune
Several times in St. Paul's Episcopal
Church, New York. He says j he
knelt often with him at the altar: to
receive tbe sacrament. Miss Wash
ington acknowledges the kind letter
of Mr. Popham's in a letter dated
24th May, 1839, in which she gives
an interesting account of the remov
al of Gen. Washington's remains in
1 R38. a fact not known to us. and no
. , ,
doubt many of our readers are in tbe
ignorance.. He says:
"T was not here when the General's re
mains were removed from their entomb-
mnnt in th fumilv VAtllt to the SaxCOOba-
gu9 presented by Mr. Strathers, of Phila-
deipnia. j since ine receipt oi your iect. i
have seen and conversed with Major Lewis
and his son. Mr. Lorenzo Lewis. The
acts they state are these: In 1830, in re
moving the General s remains un ooecnence
to his will) from the old to the new vault,
it was found necessary to have a new case
for the leaden coffin which contained his
remains. In placing it in the new case.tne
Hid of tbe lead cof&n was found loose.
Major Lewis raised it, and found the sheet
or envelope in which the body was
wrapped was ia 4 state of perfect preserva
tion, and the features and chest, as seen
covered (for it was not touched), .appeared
.n fnll a it thn sheet hud hilt
liaUCU BUU UI, . . . ww
llately been placed over them. I was here,
land recollect my - oroiner, mr. ousu u v.
Washington, told me the circumstances.
fr T.nrenin Twid infnrmed me lhat in re
moving tbe leaden coffin to the Sarcopba-
guajn loov, ne iiueu me iuvoo uu bmu,
and, as a proof of high respect to Mr.
Htrathera. asked him to look. All was de
composed and fallen. Nothing remained,
as far as they could see, except me scuii.
There is a ptately, formal style m
the two letters. Mr. Popham spells
it "Patern" and Miss Washington
spells principles principals an ; error
not uncommon now. Mr. ; Popham
thus describes the General at church:
"Indeed, the! president's uniform deport
ment during Divine service, the solemnity
if tiia manner thn audible but subdued
tone of voice in which he read the Psalms
and repeated the responses, tbe cnrisuan
humility which! overspread -and adorned
the native Dignity of the Saviour of his
Country at once exhibited him as a Patern
trt .ii vhn beheld him. the Pride and Glory
Lot all who had access to him. It was my
extreme good fortune my dear maaam to
have bad frequent intercourse with him.
It is my pride and exaltation to have seen
him in every possible situation in the Glory
of Victory, in I the hour of defeat ever
himself always the same in the Field, in
the Cabinet, in the Church, i and at the
Altar." -l - M - ;
So the greajt Washington became
as a little child and' accepted Jesus
Christ as his Redeemer, thus setting
a noble jexample to all. There have
been some strange stones told of this
most illustrious Tof Americans, f but
twe have always been willing to be-.
ft ' -I."-.--. If. f
lieve them to! be slanders, no i wan
mortal . and fallible and had his
faults, but his aims were ever bigh
and his aspirations anj hopes no
doubt were for a higher life beyond.
Col. R. B. Rhett, of' South Caro
Una, has ; prepared a paper, for the
Century attacking ex-President
Davis. It is intended to try to pi Ice
the failure- of the wjur upon Mr.
Davis's shoulders. Mr. "Davis is
nearly eighty years old, but he is
not too old to reply with great men
tal vigor and clearness. We have
not read the article of Col. Rhett's.
It has failed to awaken much atten
tion,' for we have seen but one news-s
paper reference: te L Mr. . Davia
doubtless erred. If any other man
had been in hisi placej handicapped
as he was by a Constitbtion,he would
have been abused audi criticised we
have no doubt. I '
: The outlook now is jthat the Presi-.
dent-will have to spend some months
in the South for not only every State
but almost every town seems bent on
haying his presence. - The Stab
hopes he will find it consistent with
his pnblio duties and inclination to
accept them all. Especially does the
Stab hope that he will visit the
North Carolina State Fair and meet
the people- of one of - the most con
servative, constitution-loving States
who will delight to support him in
1888 against any, ma n who wears a
Republican badge t.nd 'trains with
Dr. Parker, the eminent London
preacher, is about toj visit the North.
He will deliver tbe eulogy on Beech
er, and it is thought in London
among his friends that he may be
induced to remain in this country.
He is is doubtless one I of - the most
popular and impressive of living
preachers. 1 j
The Memphis Appeal has succeed
ed in raising $145.15 to erect a mon
ument in memory or the young edi
tor Gambrell who was. murdered.
Thus far, we are pained to say, that
Wilmington has not to our know
ledge contributed b it $4 to the mon
ument to the memory of the able, and
admirable Peter M. Hale, and that
was contributed by one family Are
there no others who will aid in this
most commendable work ? -
It is thought
boom Gov. Fjilz
dent. ! Go slow, friends. A West-
em man this
The best man
on the ticket
e West should go
course we except
He is out of the race,
It is certain that
there will be no
repudiation in V
rginia. , JrLnougv
counties have been
iheard from to
warrant the statement that the Dem
which nreets on
Thursday next will,be for preventing
repudiation, j 1 A State like Virginia
can never afford toj
repudiate her ob-
Queen Vio knos a good officer
when she has one.' So she wisely de
clined to accept the resignation of
Lord Ber-esftf'rd whjo is regarded as
the best commander in the "Queen's
Navee7 It was all about a silly
question of court etiquette.
While Protection organs or speak
ers are blowing over the magnitude
of the manufacturing interests of
the Country j and are demanding
"boodle", and bonus, let the voters
remember that the farm products ex
There are 108 cotton mills in the
South. Then ther'e are tens of thou
sands of farms, j 'J he latter ought to
have some favors J Let farmers
watch their 3swn interest.
The Queen's lat( frolic cost
$240,000. That will do for
whole life. She will 'go in retirement
until she can attend some body else's
jubilee upon id invitation.
KnlKbts of Honor! '
The Grand Lodg of the Knights of
Konor of this State, met at Washing-
toil, xt. J., lost vv euuesuay ami uu-
Marsden Bellamy, Esq., of this city
was re-elected Supreme Representa
tive to the Suprepie Lodge, which
meets next year in
The other officers elected were the
. Grand Dictator-4E. M. Nadal, Wil
son, N. C. I j
Grand Vice Dictator
W. G. Brin-
' Grand Assistant
Dictator D. A,
Grand Representative-T. C. Carle
Grand Treasureif-S, C. Schofield,
-Rev W. N. Call,
T. B. Douthitt,
Grand Guide K
Salem. ... -j : : '.: -' I. : ..
Grand Sentinel A. ; P.. Crabtree,
Grand Trustees C.
; M. Brown,
Washington; T. B. Slocumb, Golds
boro;T.U. Wyatt wadesDoro.- (
Dr. W. J. H. Bellamvi. of this city.
was re-elected State Medical Ex-
aminer. j ' : ' ."'-V'; ",
The Lodge adjourned to meet in
Waynesville; on the Jf ourth Wednes
day in Jnly, 1889. 1 i ;
WILMINGTON, N. C.,; FREdIy, AUGUSr 5, 1887.
. ; Baptist Union meeting mt Barcaw
i - Special Star Report. ."'
Burqaw, July 29, : 1887. Delegates
from the . churches comprising the
Southern Division of the Eastern
Baptist Association met to-day, July
the 29th, in the' a Baptist church at'
Burgaw. -' .
: The opening sermon' was by r. T.
H. Pritchard, of Wilmington, from
Mark" 12: 37. ltThe common . people
JiearL him gladly " and was entitled
"The People's Pfeaeher." It was heard,
with, much apparent interest by
a crowded house.
- The Union was called to order by
the Moderator. W. M. Kennedy, of
Warsaw, and the proceedings of the
last . meeting, with the Masonboro
church, were - read by the Secretary,
A constitution was then adopted
by the body, giving to . each church
constituting the Union 4 a delegation
of three members. j
After the appointment of a . com
mittee on Religious Exercises, and
another on Queries, the Baptist Or
phanage was discussed by Revs.
Messrs. G. M. Tolson and Dr. Pritch
ard. The history of such institutions
was briefly given in the early ages of
Christianity and in the Dark Ages.;
Reference was also made to the cele
brated orphan asylums in Germany
and the two orphan houses of Mr.
Spurgeon's churchf- "London, one for
each sex and each, containing about
500 children . George Muller's orphan
schools of Bristol, England,-where
5,000.poor children aref fed, clothed
and educated, were dwelt upon at
length, and the kindred schools of
the United States were mentioned.
It was stated that next to the Roman
Catholics, the Lutheran' Church has
been most fruitful of goods works in
this direction, their orphanages num
bering more than twenty in this
country:" It was shown that the Ma
sonic Orphanage at Oxford, N. C,
owed its origin to Mr. J. H. Mills, who
was for nine years its successful Su
perintendent. It was affirmed that the Baptist
Orphanage did not, however, . origi
nate with Mr. Mills, but that its ex
istence was probably due more to Mr."
Noah H. Biggs, of Scotland Neck,
than to any other man. He impressed
the mind of his paster, Dr. J. D.
Hufham, with the idea, and he in
connection with Rev. C. Durham, of
Durham, W. R. Gwaltny, of Greens
boro, and Rev. John Mitchell, of
Murfreesboro, put the enterprise into
shape and induced the denomination
to undertake the work. r
It was not begun, nor is it continued
in opposition to the Oxford Asylum,
for there is abundant room for all the
churches to have orphanages, there
being probably as many as a thousand
helpless children in the State whq
ought to ! be in institutions of this
kind; and it was stated, to theil
credit, that the Episcopalians had
recently opened an orphanage in
- About $15,000 have been given tq
the Thomasville Orphanage. It al
ready has over 300 acres of land, and
five or six buildings, and between 50
and 60 children are already cared for
there. The idea of Mr. Mills is not to
ereet large and costly buildings, but a
number of long single-story brick
houses, each capable of accommo
dating a family of 25 little ones, with
their matrons and teachers, and to
have the boys and girls in separate
buildings. . - r
An appeal was made by Mr. Tolson
for the prayers and contributions of
tne churches in support of the O
phanage, which is rapidly becoming
one of the most highly appreciated
objects of Baptist beneficence.
At 5 p. m. the Union adjourned till
to-morrow at 9.30 a. in. i -
Rev. J. B. Barlow was appoints to
preach to-night. , Rbpokter.
Burgaw, July 30. A good prayer
meeting was held at 9:30 a. m. The
meeting resumed business at 10 a. in.,
the day being given to the discussion
of Systematic Beneficence. First
there was a long sermon by Dr. T. H.
I'ritcnard on tne subject, ana alter-
ward speeches were made by J. P.
Bland, D. P. Bland, J. G. Parker,
Wm. L. Woodcock, Dr. Pritchard,
and others, and then a committee of
six was i appointed to visit the
churches and try to prevail on each
church to adopt some plan, by, which
each member 6hall be induced to
contribute to the cause of missions.
This committee consists of J. T.
Bland, chairman; W. B. Hbcut, John
Moore, Isaiah Carroll, D. P. . Bland
and J. G. Parker.
Moore's Creek was chosen- as the
place for holding the next session of
the body,1 with Rev. G. M. Tolson us
The Committee on Queries reported
for the consideration of the next
meeting the following subjects:
"Ought a non-professor of religion
teach in a Sunday School V J. W.
Taylor to open the discussion; to be
followed by Rev. Miles Walton.
"Are not Baptist churches too lax
indiscipline?" W. B. Hocutto open
the discussion; Rev. J. B. Barlow to
The third topic reported was
"What is the duty of Baptists as re
gards education ?" J. T. Bland to
speak-first; to - be followed by Dr. T.
The congregation to-day was large
and the spirit of the meeting excel
lent. - ; . . ;
In closing the session the Modera
tor, Rev. W. M. Kennedy, made some
affecting remarks, indulging in remi
niscences of the olden time and con
gratulating the brethren upon the ex
cellent meeting they had enjoyed.
By a rising vote the good people of
Burgaw wer,e thanked for their gene
rous hospitality, and the body ad
journed to meet at Moore's Creek in
October, j- -; "- !
Rev. W M. Kennedy is appointed to
preach to-night; Rev. G. M. Tolson
to-morrow at 11 a. m , with a mass
meeting of Sunday schools at 3 p. m.
v f t Reporter.
Tbe newspaper .Hoom-" - I
Joe Caldwell, of the , Statesville
landmark, gets off this good one on
Wilmington journalism: j .
"We are expecting to hear of the
early establishment of other daily
newspapers at Wilmington, i There is
probably not as good a point any
where else in the world for the busi
ness. There are three there now and
two of them each has the largest cir
culation in the State, while the one
which has not the largest circulation
in the State has the largest circula
tion in the city, as has also one of the
others, the latter enjoying the largest
circulation in the State and city both.
The brethren by the wild' waves have
The Landmark's congratulations."
A Foundling. . j .-, :
A white male infant was, found on
the piazza of Mr. Fred Rhew's resi-
dence, on Fifth street, between Castle
and Queen, last Friday night. A well
filled basket of infant's clothing ac
companied the babe, which was neat
ly dressed. The little stranger 'was
taken in and kindly cared for by
members of Mr. Rhew's family.
The many friends in this city
of Mrs. James Bethell, nee Mis Anna
Scales, daughter of Mai. Jno. M.
Scales, of Rockingham, Richmond
county, 1 will regret to learn of her
death, which occurred on Friday last.
in Rockingham county.
Railroad Ratters. ... . . ,
This is ' from the Raleigh corres
pondence of the Richmond Dispatch
All the arrangements for extending
the f short-cut" branch - of the Wil
mington and Weldon road southward
from; Fayetteville have - been per
fected, and it is said that work is to
at once begin. .What is npw known
as the "short-cut" extndsfrom Wil
son to Payette ville, via Selma. ; The
new line will, it is stated, extend to
Florence," and will cut off all the
"elbow" of the old line by way of
Wilmington. It is not unreasonable
o suppose that in a few years Wil
nington will be on the branch line,
md that the "short-cut" will become
;he main line. It is quite on the
Tne branch line will be all right,
tndj Wilmington will notjbe damaged
som mercially by the extension of the
'Short-cut." The through traffic will
ro over that line, while more of the
oci tl traffic of the W. & W. and the
jW. C. A. railroads will come to
jWi mington than we have ever re
cei' red before. " The removal of the
through traffic from those two roads
will cause the managers to foster the
local business, as something must be
done to replace the lost revenue on
thflsfcigh. traffic, and the local will
pay better than the . through : busi
ness. -. :
Our people need have no fear of
th 3 "Short-cut" if they exercise a
proper degree of . energy. It may
possibly injure the hotel business
tie re; but there is no cause for alarm
so far as general business is cdn
f the proposition of the Cape Fear
Li id Yadkin Valley Railway Co. had
otbeen rejected, a large and profit-
tble.business would have come to our
Tenants from the West, and we
(ybuldhave struck the "Short-cut"
igtit in the middle at Fayetteville.
For tne State Penitentiary.
Sheriff Manning takes four prison
ers up to Raleigh this morning for
consignment to the State peniten
tiary. Three of the four are whites
two of them sailors from . a foreign
port and the other a stranger. ' who
had been in the city but a few days.
The sheriff says that this is the first
istance in thirteen years when more
hites than negroes have been sent
up from this county. The list is as
f W. H. Farmer alias W. H. Palmer,
Hiram Myers, three years.
Albert Dunbrey, three years.
Henry King (colored), three yeais.
tr. S. Commissioner's Court.
The cases against Mr. J. D. Kerr,
twner of the steamboat Delta, Capt.
L. Hubbard, the master of the boat,
and Stephen Cromartie, colored en
gineer, were heard yesterday, before
U. S. Commissioner T. M. Gardner,
at his office in nis city. :
Stephen Cromartie " was charged
with putting a weight on the escape
ipe of the boiler, and also with act-
ng as engineer without license from
h government. - ... .-. :J; -:
Capt. Hubbard was charged with
ing the steamboat without a li-
ensed engineer; also, with carrying
sengers without license.
Mr. Kerr was charged with having
had a weight put on the safety valve;
also, with running the boat without
a licensed engineer, as required by
law. . -
The Commissioner, after hearing
the evidence, and arguments of coun
sel, decided to hold the defendants
for trial. A bond in the sum of $200
Jwas given by each for his appearance
iat the next term of the U. S. District
Court, to be held in this citv on the
j30th of October next.
Week of Prayer and Self-Denial.
.August 7 to 14, 1887, (inclusive) is to
be bbserved by the Methodist E.
Church, South, as a week of prayer
and self-denial, . throughout the con
nection. The movement was suggest
ed by Bishop Galloway, and the Mis
sion Board have had a programme
prepared and have printed and are
sending out a leaflet, giving in con
densed form information respecting
the various mission fields, as the
money raised during the . week will
be for mission purposes. Topics for
discussion are arranged for each day
during the week.
The Approactalns Kxeentlon.
The warrant for the execution of
John Jones, the colored burglar; was
issued to Sheriff Manning yesterday
by the Clerk of , the Criminal Court.
Unless the friends of the condemned
man succeed in getting the Governor
to commute the death penalty to im
prisonment for life,' the execution will
take place on Tuesday the 9th inst.,
in the county jail. The law requires
that not more than thirty-six and not
less than eighteen citizens shall be
admitted to the jail to witness the
hanging. - i ,j
J Some of the colored people express
themselves as strongly of theopinion
that Jones will not be hanged. They
think that he bears a charmed life,and
point to the fact that this is the third
time that the day has been appoint
ed for his taking-off, as an evidence
thereof. , ; ;
The prisoner, with another colored
man named Monroe Hawkins, was
indicted at the September (1886) term
of the Criminal Court. ' The case wss
continued to the next term, when
Jones was tried and convicted - and
Monroe Hawkins was acquitted, by
the same jury which tried Jones. The
latter was then sentenced to be hang
ed on the 11th of January, 1887. - His
counsel carried the. case on appeal
to the. Supreme Court, when the judg
ment of the lower Court was affirmed.
Under the new law Governor Scales
issued a warrant for the execution of
the prisoner, but it was afterwards
withdrawn, and at the last term of
the Criminal Court . Judge Meares
passed the final sentence. .
Rev. T. W. Guthrie, the pre
siding elder of the Wilmington Dis
trict Methodist Church, has been ad
vised by physicians to cease from
nreachinsr. at least for awhile, in con
sequence of an ulcer or some kind' of
sore in his mouth which has been giv
ing him serious trouble for some time
' "TOBACCIt. . -.:. .
Prices Advanced by a Strong Speen
s latlve movement and Beiur in a
-. Snort rrop. - -.; w . ..-.;- - i ;
- Nbw York. J uly 28 Tbo Evening Pott
says tbere is such txoileuieot among traffic
dealers and manufacturers at Ibe frM-ni
time as has -not lieen hnovrti for jews, ttud
prices for leaf tobacco bave iocreawd from
fifty to a hundit d 'per cent, during July,
and the end ia nut yet. Manufacturers
have been sending up "Their piiceaiuie
sponse to the demands made'upon them by
controllers of the Uaf supply, flu pin
tobacco alone the L' rillarda have advauced
their wholesale price U cents pvr ixtund du
ring the pttat three weeks i Upperraau,
manufacture-re, have kept pace with thtni,
and Western manufactures who incited the
rivalry of low prices a few years back,
-have not been ab!o to keep out of the
preseDt - movement The causes; of
the. mcreate sre compltx, but the
Chief immediate cause m speculative enter
prise Mr. Lvall, of the firm of liucbanan
& Lyalt, eaid this niternoon: Tobacco
which sold, for 9 and 10 cents a pound
three m ntt s ago is now worth from 20 to
25 cents per pound The iise ia due to the
increased demand, and tais is trareible to
the fact that tbe crop i planted this j ear is
not more than fifty to sixty . per cent, of
last year's. Then the drought we have had
will reduce Ike 'yield to a much lower
point than the diminished tillage would
represent. The crop this year will cer
tainly boamall, but what it amount will
be will aot be known with certainty uitil
some three weeks hence. ,
Drowning . Accident Off Yarmouth
Bonlanger Would Challenge M. Ferry
Prince Ferdinand Lord . Nails
bnry's Speech. : .
' Br Telegrapd to the Morning Star. .
Lond in, July 28 Two plesure yachts.
both well laden with people, were capsized
in a squall off Yarmouth to-day.. Ten per
sons were drowned. ;
Pabis, Julv 28. The Courier 2u Soir
reports that Gen. Boulancer has requested
official permission to challenge M. Ferry to
fight a duel on account of the ex-Premier's
recent speech at the .hpirnal. ;
London, July 28. Prince Ferdinand, of
Saxe-Coburg, the newly elected Prince of
Bulgaria, is expected at Sofia earlv in Au
gust, to take the oath o office. The Bul
garian Government has sent to officials of
various towns through which tbe Prince
will pass, orders to receive the new ruler
with due honors, j
London. July 28. The Queen has re
fused to accept the resignation of Lord
Charles Beresfctrd as Junior Lord of Ad
miralty. I -
London. July I 28 Lord Salisbury,
speaking at Norwich to-day, warned tbe
Conservative party to prepare for a possible
dissolution of Parliament He said lhat
Parliament bad often met with an early
termination, when its life seemed endan
gered, and that the Coaservative party
must organize to instruct tbe people against
the deception of Separatist apostles, who
were only too numerous..
London. July 29 Healy's suspension
will last a fortnight after Smith's appetl -
lo the House of Uommons lat night a
conference was held between the Govern
ment and its opponents, resulting in the
Parnellites consenting to allow clause four
of the land bill to be disposed of Pro
longed discussion j will only arise when
clauses 31 and 33 are taken up.
John Bright has consented lo preside at
the banquet to b given by tbe Unionists,
to Lord Hartington.
London, July 29. The Daily News,
commenting on the scene in tbe House of
Commons last night, says nothing can ex
cuse Healy, who by bis outrageous beha
viour has seriously Injured the cause which
otherwise owes him so much.
Pabis. July 29.-S-General Ferron. Minis
ter of War, bas forwarded a circular to dif
ferent commanders ot tbe army, "forbidding
military bands to play Boulangist airs.
Boulanger yesterday sent bis seconds with
a challenge to M. Ferry, to fight a duel, on
account of a speech made by M. Ferry at
the Epinal recently, attacking Boulanger.
London, July 29. The race for tbe
Goodwood etakes was won by Carlton;
Beaver was second and . Stanislas third.
There were five starters.
Liverpool. July 29. The leading week
ly grain circular says : The market is very
quiet, but there is a somewhat steadier
feeling. There are some signs of action,
though change of weather is Required be
fore tbere can be much improvement , In
most of the markets there has been quiet
business at late rates. There is somewhat
better inquiry for wheat for consumption..
At to-day's market the decline in wheat
was arrested, and there was a stead
ier field at firm full rates to heavy ad
vance Flour was in improved demand at
unchanged prices. Corn-was in small sup
ply, and prices advanced penny. .
Pabis, July 29. Boulanger's seconds.
Count Dillone and Gen. Favnet, have left
Clermont-Ferrand with a challenge to Ex-
Premier Ferry to fight a duel,
London. July 29. Prince Louis, of
Battenburg, has been appointed to com
mand the British iron-clad Dreadnaught,
over tbe beads of scores of seniors. . It is
expected that the Radicals will oppose the
appointment in raruament.;
Col. King-Harman, Under Secretary for
Ireland, intimated in the House of Com
mons tbis evening that the Government
had proclaimed Dublin only under the sec
tion of tbe Crimes act dealing with forcible
possession and assaults on the police.
London, Jnly 29. In the House of Com
mons this evening on motion that clause 4,
as amended stand as part of tbe land bill,
Dillon moved its rejection. . He said if the
rest of the bill was altered so as to do sub
stantial justica to the tenant, objections to
the clause would ! to some extent be met;
but the Parnellites had no : assurance thai
this would be done. Much bad been said
about tbe bill taking away the stock in
trade of agitators. He would rejoice to
see that 'happen ; for a more thankless,
cruel, wearing life than that of agitators
had not yet been discovered.
Sir Wm. Vernon Harcourt considered it
a pity that when a message of peace was
sent to ! Ireland the , government chose to
infuse into it this drop of bitter. The
clause in question was designed to make
ejectment easy it was a blemish on the
bill and tbe government would be wise
even now to remove it. ' i
Balfour thought the government had
done every thing they could in equity to
prevent evictions being harsh or cruel. If
the clause assisted in checking the mon
strous system of i intimidation which now
prevailed, in Ireland, it would be a blessing
and source or contentment and prosperity
to Ireland. i
The' motion to retain the clause was
carried by a vote of 143 to 111.
Bomb, July 30. Owing to the death of
Signor Depretis, Prime Minister, the other
members of tne uabinet nave tendered tneir
resignations. Signor Crispi, Minister of
the Interior in Depretis government, will
form a new cabinet, which ; will be com
posed of members of the present ministry.
Paris, July 30. Gen. .Boulanger's sec
onds have held an interview with ex-Premier
Ferry and have formally presented tbe
General a challenge to ngnt a duel. M.
Ferrv referred the seconds to two gentle
men, friends of his, who he said were wil
ling to act for mm. some friends or JO.
Ferry ara now urging him to fight Bou
langer. ' - - -- " . ' -.
Railroad Accident Near Plant City
Two Deaths from Yellow Fever at
Key West.. "J v - '
- By Telegraph to the Horning Star. '
Jacksonvillk. Julv 80. The Times
Union Plant Citv special says: The
South Florida Railroad mixed train ran in
to a washout near that nlace to-day. wreck
ine the engine and three cars, and killing
Fireman Abrahams and seriously injuring
En srmeer Clarke.
Kev West reports five new cases of yel-
low lever since Friday, ana two u earns.
Miss Yan Lew Resigns Her Clerkship
in the P. O. D. An Invitation to the
President to Visit nemphls ar
rangements for tbe Centennial !
bratlon at Philadelphia.
Washington, July 28. Miss Eiiaibeth
L. Yam Lew. at one time postmaster at
Richmond, Ya., andwho was recently re-
uucea irom a saw to a f rcu clerkship in
tne rostomce JJenarlmeot. has resumed.
The President to day received a tcleeram
from Senator Harris, saying that a commit
tee of ope hundred citizens of Memphis
: . ir .t . . .. .
wan coming io nasmngion to invite the
President to visit that city during bis west
ern trip. The President telegraphed to
senator. Hams in reply to use his influence
to prevent any movement of the sort. He
said that while he would always be pleased
to see tne people oi lennessse at tbe U&pi-
ioi, ne ininBs tney ought to be spared a
long journey to Washington during the
heated term on a mission of this sort, when
a written invitation Bent by mail would be
as effective and as much appreciated.' Simi
lar answers will be sent to other Western
tsiiies, where arrangements are being made
to send invitation bearing committees
to Washington. It is stated at the White
House that the President wilt give the
same consideration to invitations received
by mail; as to those borne by committees.
no matter bow Urge and impressive the
litter may be.
A committee from Philadelphia, repre
senting! the Constitutional Centennial
Commission and consisting of Hon. John
a. ivasson, president or the commission;
Ames tt. Little, chairman ot the executive
committee, and Hampton L. Carson, sec
retary of the commission, had a conference
with tbe President at the White House to
day, and agreed upon a programme for tbe
celebration. - Tne President informed the
committee to-day that be was in entire
sympathy with the commission and would
do what be could to make the celebration
a success. Tbe President bad previously
accepted the invitation to attend the cele
bration, and it was arranged to-day that he
will be the guest of the commission on the
15lh, 16th and 17th of September. He
will be accompanied to Philadelphia by
Mrs. Cleveland and several members of the
Washington, July 29. For the first
time during the present week there was no
business at the White House to-day which
made it necessary for tbe President to comb
into the city. Therefore he spent the entire
day at bis country home, Oakview, wbere
tbetemperature is said to be at lewt ten
degrees lower than at the White House,
and wbere he is able to endure tbe present
hot spell with decidedly more comfort than
is possible at his official resbieace. The
President will remain at Oakvfew pretty
much all tbe time, until be leaes tbe capi
tal for his Southern and Western trip in
October. He may come in the city once
or twice a week to attend P&binet meetings,
but it is not believed tit these meetings
will be continued with7 any regularity du
ring the summer. Cl- Lamont will con
tinue his daily visitrto tbe White House to
atttend to all nectary business, and all
matters of imporjance which may arise du
ring the day wirt be submitted by him to
tbe President In the evening.
Telegrams were received at tbe White
House to-day saying that committees of
citizens of St. Paul and Minneapolis had
been appointed to invite the President to
visit those cities on bis Western trip. They
will be submitted to the President to night.
and it is more than probable that be will
request that the committees abandon their
proposed trip to Washington, and that in-
stead tbe invitation be mailed to mm. it
is, however, regarded as settled that these
cities will be included in his Western trip
Washington. July z. The revenues
tbis month amount to over thirty-two mil
lionsan average of more than one million
day Expenditures during tbe same
time, including $11,500,000 paid for pen
sions, amount to 'about $ 25,000,000. leav
ing an excess of $6,500,000. Expenses so
far this month have been less than was an
ticipated, by reason of the failure of tbe
Navy Department to make certain requisi
tions. At the same time receipts were
greater than were estimated July first.
Treasurer Hyatt reports tbe surplus to-day
as $43,100,000 since tbe same date of last
month. The Treasury officials - believe.
however, that the heavy payments to be
made next month will again reduce the
surplus about $37,000,000 by the first of
Washington, July 89. The Secretary
of tbe Interior to-day denied tbe claim of
William Hedgepeth, ex-private in the
Forty-second Indiana Volunteers. The
case is an Uncommon one and bas been tbe
subject of much discussion by Pension offl
ciala.. Hedgepeth 'was captured in 1863
and confined as a prisoner at Andersonville.
After remaining in captivity five months,
he enlisted in the Confederate army, be says.
to escape starvation, and so informed bis
fellow-prisoners, and that at the first op
portunity ne would desert and n possible
make bis way bacs to bis old command.
After a short service in the Confederate
army he carried out bis intention and final
ly reached bis old regiment, in which be
served: until discharged. Some years ago
Hedgertb applied for a pension on tbe
ground of disability contracted while in the
Federal service. This fact was fully sus
tained The iaw provides that no one who
aided J directly or indirectly, enemies of the
Government in the late war, shall be per
mitted to draw a pension. His brief con
nection with the Confederacy made bim
amenable to the law. His motive, it is
said, cannot be taken into consideration.
Opinions by the dozen some favorable
and others unfavorable have been written
upon the case by different officials of the
Interior Department. At last, after a lapse
of years it reached the Secretary of the
Interior for final action. The papers in
tbe case, which are very voluminous, in
clude a strong protest against the payment
of the-pension by Commissioner Black.
Washington, July 30. The Thomas
ville National Hank, of Thomasville, Ga.
has been authorized lo begin business, with
a capital oi ziuu.uuu.
It it estimated that tbe reduction of the
public debt during the month of July will
amount to S5.uuo.oou.
The President has written the following
letter in reply to an invitation to visit St.
Paul and Minneapolis:
Hon. A. R. McGhill, Governor of Minne
sota, K. (J. amith, Mayor of St. Paul,
. ana A. A. Myers, Mayor oj Minne
' Deab Sibs: I thank you for (.he cordial-.
ity and heartiness manifested in your dis
patch and promise to consider your invita
tion with an earnest desire to accept, but
may I suggest that no delegations be sent
here during this trying weather to empha
size your wishes. I will determine the
matter speedily, and I hope to your satis
faction. Yours, etc.,
Fall are of
Br Telegraph to the Horning Star.!
Chattanooga, Tenn., July 30. Tabler.
Crudup & Company, railroad controtu
of this citv. D. O. Crudup &LCo., con
tractors, of Inman. Tenn.. and tbe Tabler
Crudup coal and coke company of Daisy,
Tenn. three firms represented by J. H.
Tabler and D." G. Crudup, of this city, made
an. assignment to-day for the benefit of
their creditors, to W. E. Baskett and T.
H. E wing. Their liabilities are about
$100,000 and their assets are said to exceed
$250,000. The cause for assignment was
the pressing demand of some of the crdit-
ors. The assignees express the opinion
that the creditors will be paid in full
Chattanooga. July 30. Tbe liabilities
of the various Tabler & Crudup compa
niesare $75,000; also, a bonded indebted
ness of $50,000. About 130,000 is due to
banks and merchants in Chattanooga and
the balance to merchants in Nashville,
Louisville, Cincinnati . and New York.
The failure will not affect any other busi
ness interests about here.
A Bpecial from Greenwood, Miss , says;
George Evans, colored, who killed Robert
Harris on Monday, I was lynched last night
Chicago Standard: ' Rev. A
M. Conwav. pastor of the Firni P-nlnrprt
Baptist church, Wilmington, N. C, and
vice-president of the North Carolina Bap-
tiat 8tate Convention, is viaitinir Chirm
and other parts of tbe Northwest to collect
funds to build a house of worship for his
church to cost $10,000.
Wadesboro Intelliaencer: : Mr.-
N. G. Jones some days ago save ua a
pointer" which may be found of use lo
the average farmer, to-wit: How to amend
a broken trace. : Use a cotton tie buckle. .
It can be adjusted in a moment and will
hold till the trace is r.-solved t-. its native
elements. A terrific rain fell in this
ucouy uigut. iuo waiei rusneu -down
.the corn and cotton furrows like
Kaleish Visitor: A verv singu
lar accident took place last night on the
pinuun ui vaputiu i li. aeuin, on xiast
Jones street A little daughter of bis - was
playing in the yard about 8 o'clock, when
suddenly a shot was beaid and she was -struck
in the back by -a ball which pene- '
trated quite deep and ia feared will
serious. A physician probed for tbe ball
hut at last accounts had been unable to find
it. It is supposed the weapon was fired a
few bllndrfifl vsrHa rlitt.nl h ; .
tinn could not be ascertained.
Raleigh Recorder: The First
Baptist Church. Asbeville. Rev. Dr. W. A.
Nelson, pastor; is arranging to build a mis
sion chapel in tbe southern part of Ashe
vilie. The meeting at Mill Creek,
conducted oyi Kev. i. a. Lambert h and
Rev. J. M. Luck, of South Boston, result
ed, In 30 professions. . Pastor Lambert h
baptized' 23 candidates: - la the death
of John William Hall, of Columbus coun
ty, Worth Carolina loses a valuable citizen.
e belonged to the class of men that en
rich a State: clear-headed, energetic, pub
lic spirited and successful. He was born
in Duplin county, of an old and honorable
family . ; .
- Norfolk Ledger:' There ia on
exhibition at the jewelry establishment of
Mesers. (juapman & Gale. No. 152 Main
street, in this city, one of tho most unique
ptees4i wonnoanship that was ever ex-
hibited here.! It is a watch made on a five
cent piece for a plate, and is just the size
of a nickel. The watch is composed of 56
pieces, all of which are on a surface the
size of a nickel. Every piece composing
the little watch was made by baud ex
cept the main and hair springs, glass and
dial and at; odd times, and some of the
pieces are so small that they cannot be
seen by an inexperienced eye except with
the aid of a magnifying glass. The watch
records the hours and minutes, is a key
winder, and in silver cases made from an
old spoon handle. This wonderful piece of
mechanism is the handiwork of the late
Henry U. Capehart. who was born and
reared in Murfreesboro, N. C, and died at
Culpeper, Ya., the 21st of February, 1887.
r- Ne w Bern Journal: The steamer
Elm City, ;with all her appurtenances,
tackle, etc. was sold at auction bv vlrtim
of a decree of the United States Circuit
Court yesterday. B. F. Clyde was. tbe
purchaser at $5,000. The Old Do
minion Steamship Co. of New York hua
contracted with a Wilmington (Del.) firm
f or the conatrratiAn nf an iron hull screw
propeller steamer for both pi... tMr, n d
freight, to ply between here and Norfolk.
Her dimensions are to be: length, 190 feet;
beam, 26 feet. At the afternoon ses
sion of the Association a paper was read
by tbe Historiographer. Jordan Stone.
Esq., in which he paid an eloquent tribute
to tbe late jreter sa.r Hale. Tbere was also
a suggestion made, and a practical one we
think, as to how to secure funds for tbe
erection of a monument to the memory of
Mr. Hare. I We hope it may be carried into
execution, j A resolution was adopted
commending the efforts of the Shotwell
Memorial Association and promising to aid
in tbe good work.
Raleigh News-Observer: Be!
tween five and seven hundred baskets of
grapes are now being shipped North from
this city daily. Several prominent
men of the Baptist denomination passed "
through the city yesterday to attend the
annual meeting of tbe Thomasville Or
phanage Association, which will be held at
that place July 20th. BThe orphan asylum
is under tbe auspices of the Haptist denom
ination of , the State ; and though very re
cently established, bas become one of tbe
leading charitable institutions of the State.
Jonesbobo, JN. LU. July 26. Jones-
boro's teachers' institute is a big success.
Professors Atkinson, Smith, Pegram, Kelly
and others are doing good work. The at
tendance is good and appreciative:
ASHKYLLLK, JUiy 20. W . 11. UB&VeT OSS
another letter from C. C. Maasie, the con
vict in the Surry county gang, who pro
fesses to have the confession of tbe mur
derer of Prof. Madison. Massie refuses to
reveal tbe name of tho man until he, Mas
sie, shall receive pardon for his own crime
and beset at liberty. When be is from
prison he says he will make a clean breast
of tbe whole matter, but not before.
Gen. R. B. Vance 1b better; his consdition
is no longer critical ; and early restoration
to his usual good health is looked for.
Charlotte Observer: Last Sun
day a desperate encounter occurred at
Bndgewater, on the Western North Caro
lina Railroad, between half a dozen drunk
er negroes and a white man named Hear
son, who is a section boss on the Western
road. In a few minutes tbe negroes made
an attack on the car, the door was forced
onen. and tbe gang entered. The leader -
drew a pistol and fired twice, both shots
taking effect in Mr. Hearson's hip. The
wounded man attacked his murderous as
sailant, and knocked him down, Tbe ne
gro quickly recovered but was floored
again, and before be gained bis feet Mr.
Hearson drew a knife and cut the negro in
three or ; four places, inflicting wounds
which will prove fatal. While Hearson
wa knifing his assailant another negro ran
up and stabbed him in the head twice, after
which he broko a leg from a table and
dealt Hearson a blow which rendered him
unconscious. The negroes, thinking they
had killed the white man, gave their atten
tion to their comrade who bad been so bad
ly cut by Hearson, and carried him out of
the car. A number of them congregated in
another car and defied arrest, declaring
that they would kdl any one who attempt
ed to take them. Two white men, how
ever, took them unawares, shoved tbe car
doors together and locked them and the
main portion of the gang was taken to
Morganton and lodged in jail.
Charlotte Chronicle: A new
and handsome mail car, constructed at the
shops of the Carolina Central Railroad
Company will be placed on that road with
in a few days. It is said to be a beauty,
and a credit to Southern skill and work
manship. The Hon, Thos'. L. Jones,
lor three terms a member oi congress, died
at his residence in Newport, Kentucky,
Wednesday, of cancer of the stomach. He
was a prominent candidate for the Demo
cratic nomination for Governor of Ken
tucky in 1883. Mr. Jones was a native- of
North Carolina. The project for u
new cotton factory in Charlotte is again
being agitated, and this time it, is in tbe
hands of an individual who is determined
to make a success of it. A sulphur
spring has been discovered near tbe Adams
reduction works . on tbe northwestern
suburbs of the c7ty. The water is .said to
be very highly impregnated. Tbe
new spoke and handle factory of Carson
Brothers, in this city, will be in shape to
begin business on September 1. " Tbe fac
tory is j now being equipped with ma
chinery, and four cottages for tbe use of
the operatives are in course of construe7
tion. Th factory will have a capacity of
'4,000 spokes and 60 sets of rims per day,
and will give employment to bands.
The CJironicle a few daysago con
tained an article suggesting the . establish- .
ment of a museum in tbe city, and the ar
ticle naught tbe eye of one of our subscri
bers, Mrs. Mc C. B. Cause, who livts at
Walden, in Brunswick county, about fif
teen miles from Smithville Mrs. Walden,
it seems, owns a museum of ber own, col
lected and arranged by herself. Her mu
seum is. composed principally of stuffed
snakes and birds, and of curiosities from
the aea.i She has 200 feet of snakes, em
bracing1 twenty or ' more varieties, all
mounted in life like shapes. Among the
collection is a rattlesnake seven . feet -long
and 14 inches in - circumference. It was a
M - 1 1 l . A . .r.
ItsuuMC, uu nucu capvureu, was iuuuu tij
contain 80 eggs and a full grown rabbit.
Tbe remainder of tbe museum is composed
of the jaw bones and ribs of a whale; a '
saw fish 13 feet long; a devil fish 9 feet
long; an. ocean stingery 9 feet long; the
jaw,- skull, fins and strips of hide of an
18-foot black fish; and a variety of sea
birds. Mrs. Gause has studied tbe science,
of taxidermy for the past eighteen years
and has put her Knowledge to good use.