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lEiitiTrt l : the Post Office atTWUtntngton, N. 0..
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rHUUCIIES, SCHOOLS AMD
FANATICISJI. i '
tild not be worth while to
ntion to the clamor for mixed
sclm( In and social equality for the
Slui'l ' " the part of fanatics, foola
ijiagogues in the North if they
11. it, realty so absurd and yet so
fcalcniatea to disturb. In the
the line of demarcation is
mudi rqore severely marked between
.1, -. onH nV.;s.o 1 :' : .u- I
XUU UJ.JVjrva cui WW It IB ill LIlO I
a....l ni .1.. -v.. '.,L.. a
men, wis seen walking downjPenni
sylv.iftii L Avenue, Washington, with
a coi'kijii Methodist preacher.
iioweh-oK is a matter of taste.
klit to choose
11s own coin
4'n refer to this question of
1 social equality for a reason
1 appear farther on. Ther'
men in the North, who have
common Bense and who regard
ob tempt the silly effort on the
negrop'ailiHts and prating
philanthropists' who are alwayn try-
get out the mote in their
r's eye while wholly! indif-
to the protruding beam in
on eye, to stir up strife in the
nd to demand for the negroes
d alleged j rights that, do
the other great section.
these' men of
and sense is Rev. J. B. Ham-
mstor of the Cornell Memo
Mtthodist Episoopal Church in
Ybrk City. Ete ) has published
dooumsnt beinng upon the
broblem, and jthey are full
qorlimon sense and honestv.
s 4m. that he went to
Englaa l Conference
hp cute question. lie meant
ounce sulphureously the dia-
of caste, and to announce
11 the enthusiasm of a new
ry, that 'God hath made of
ood all nations of men to
n the lace ot the earth."
three times in vain to get
or. i,et Mr. Hamilton be
"Or. llarlzel, Assistant Secretary of the
r reeflmrin a via society, asked a question.
u wis something use this: "What would
be tle r esult in this church, or any other
in this 1 ;on ference, if enough negro fami
lies a to bid for and hire pews to make
it ri,Jl). n l u 1
tionf ' No one answered the question. It
siifTfrcstfed a new train of thought tome.
As I jWfjited for my opportunity to speak, I
madiai application of the new principle
tomir riwn work. When the opportunity
tostfcak presented itself, I decided to post-
Pond tda future occasion the remarks I had
prepkrekl with such unusual care." '
.JL .11 .1 j V '.
ciiian experiment naa Deen maae
pwn Sunday School.
f gave infinite trouble and dis-
one class of whites. This was
He found his own people
riot ready "for the abolition of
color lino." He found, upon re-
ioii, that be was himself j "pastor
lurch" in which casto ruled, lit
arge membership but they did
wtut to fellowship with the ne-
no doubt wben ho S3W the
onilition existiri'' ;ih to col.r, in
ss throughout the M., Ji h. lie
i a very ir.terefitiiig pamphlet
ere in all the North is the color-line
dr. Where can a black man be
who is pastor of a white church? or
is there a white man pasor of a
uurcbt or where is either a black or
ran to ho found pastor of a mixed
! Can Hinirlp rr-allv miiml rain.
re;8ffion be found in any Northern city,
ruamietr Wo can permit and eulc
sporariic cases: but wben the
ceases to be an individual and be-
a procreator we have a iiniv ersal rem
Atermmation. What is the unvarv-
J8tom of the Christianity of the.
'I It is separation by the color-line.
tui M 1 t,"uu,unly OI any size me oiacK
PfOplfe are permitted, or forced, to worship
thlnel thev have shabby, dingy chapels for
r I part'" and liTe at a Por "yinK
y cou 06 accommodated in our
beautiful and prosperous churches
U fcase to us and rrreat nrofit to them
W do we draw the color-fine? Is it1 not
".uuwicukb IB uuivciaai bunt til a
tin '.on of tne co'-hne and theintroduc
"p f the neinoes among us, so as to make
k i110018 and churches really mixed,
WP11 1 destroy nv rhnrch iltomnt inir HV
fka lrnnn.1.J 1 . I 1 .1
1 J J VMH.VM MWbUlUUU. ...
asKs ii juosion will ; not start
reform, so called, by taking in
ne. elegant churches the "col-
w ' I
man and ; brother."
Wd rather keep np the old game
enouncing the South and playing
locnte. ' . ;
Vis separation of the races is not
treasonable, but it is Scriptural
in accord with both civil land
al rifjhts. Thin
full to be elaborated here. We
1, vmij iud uiuci uay owreary muuuons estaDiisnea tor the community at
ir, one of the ab est and most waVe inTdividal preference. I do
, , ,. -' 1 . 1 it voluntarily. I may not be ; compelled to
:ri7 0f livins American states- doso. Lawonlv savn:. 'irivnn .111
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confine ourselves toone point noV
inat au People have1 a right to sepa
T' if "uuuni ana inat it is not
Unction. The' wealthy people in. the
-lo norm onoos their own com
Pnr9 associates. The schol
2 tSV ' 6VeD g0 80
ve an .anstberaevf of init.nro
1 I r 7 ... ..w
ana fj gifts and will not f allow the
rJQ io come into their sacred
- au msiprio people have hart
tinctions in societyj Even the Afri-
" . 0 H an among
mem caste even prevails. . In busi
nessi in pleasure,! in religion, in so
ii c, in pouwes every one must
select for himself and preference
must dictate association or separa
tionj But let Mr. Hamilton be
hear1- He is Northern, and he
writes with vigor and clearneBH. II
o law, whether human or .livino
may compel me to yield my pretence where
I possess a right Either may suggest
neither may constrain!. Society is based
uMuu luuiviuuai prererence. i prefer com
pany to solitude. 1 Others fir A in BO .rvnkn
withl that feeling, and a community is
established. I have aJchoice as to the kind
u tuuipsuy wnicn 1 Neem preferable to
solitude. Who shall say "Nay." if I m-
iringe upon no one s rights T No one may
FiiTiicuij ui my companion
ship against mv Will. J In anniotv T fln.l
11. 1 seiecs my associates as an individual
, - 1 .-w-j 1 uuui
rieni. Kestiaint la tvrnnnv !
T - li.ii J .J '.
"'1C c,.n7yance?. oo'a. and all in
ride with those who ar distasteful to you.
lurnisn your own conveyance." 'If you
wilt tot go to school With those who are
distasteful to you. obtain vonr ednnntinn
some other way.' To enact! a statute to
jcompel association, even in public rela
tionsj would be regarded as atrocious ty
ranny. 'I. j-. ;j . . '
"When I seek the intimate relations of
uuenesue, social or religious life, I instant
ly resume tne exercise of my personal
nEHi wuicn x nave lemporarily waived ia
my public relations. t i
"In the wider circW of church life the
Mm. nviniinln lt ? T . . w
."-v puuujui uuiaiua, m my worsnip i
c&eruwe, uncnauengec, me right of prefe
rence. I seek association with those in
sympatny with me. Uniformity of con
viction and custom are the basis of church
lifejj Doctrine is but a formulated pref
erence as to the statement of truth. Pol
ity is but an enacted trefercnrn ts form
and aw and method. T Church creeds and
ruies are out the expressed preferences of
tnose who constitute the church. No
person nas a right to demand admission to
any jchurch, whatever his, qualifications,
without the consent of the church."
: ill nationalities select tbeir asso-
' -f s
ciates. The different nations take to
thoSe of their own blood and people.
Gerpans worship with Germans and
so on. Races naturally stick to each
other. Blood is thicker than water.
Mr Hamilton, with directness, drives
home the truth wjon he says:
"The caste demon is but a ghostly hob
goblin which needs but to be faced to be
robbed of its terrors. He is no friend of the
Negro who denounces 'separation by prefe-.
rence' as a sin, andl by shouting caste!'
suggests or induces the black man to force
associatipn which is offensive, because it is
not preferred. The furore will only inten
sify the existing antagonism and increase
race prejudice. " ! I j
lie illustrates by examples by
other races and most cunningly, but
we iiave no space to follow him. He
thinks that the only way to educate
and elevate races is by having race
churches, race schools, race ecclesias
tical organizations. He Bays prefer-l
ences beget no rigjhts and are not the
standard for managing churches and
schools. A man has no right to enter
either simply because such is his pre-i
ference. But preference is the cause
of men forminS chnrches, schools, &cj
The doctrine is separation by pre-!
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ference. He thinks that when the
flurry is over the "sober second iudffi
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ment of tho Anglo-baxons" will agree
fully to the doctrine of "separation
The colored editors of the country
have recently met in convention at
We looked ovei
shows how nonsense and sense fonnd
"Alexunder Clark, of Chicago, repre
senting the Baltimore Commercial, advised
the negroes to .stick to the Republican
Party. The negro who deserts the Repubr
lican Parly is a traitor, he said, to the livi
ing and dead. D A. Rudd. of the Catho
lic Tribune, said the negro owed no undy
ing : allegiance to any party. For every
service that the Republicans had done for
them they have done two in return. Ne
groes should be part and parcel of no po
litical party that was not part and parcel of
them. Prof. P. n. Murray, of the St.
Louis Advance,: stated that as long as ne
groes were regarded las the political enemy
of any party, just that long would they
have that party to fight and oppose their
interests. The negro is not in a position to
dictate to any political party.
A criminal named Fred. Hopt was
shot to death with rifles at the peni
tentiary. Such was the sentence.
He was as cool as a cucumber In a
spring branch and faced the five rifle
men without a tremor, coolly smok
ing a cigar. He had a rosette pinned
over his heart. What a daring sol
dier was lost in a villain. This hap
pened out West.
Naval Storea. I I
(Wilmington's receipts of spirits
turpentine so far this season are
largely in excess of receipts to' the
same date last year, the figures being
J4,u casks rece
ived since April 1st,
of the crop year,
against receipts of 23,864 casks to the
same date last year; ! an increase of
rW.o-i T i
U, UO UttOlVB.
This does not
look dike decreased
that the naval stores
industry is "playing out" in North
Carolina, as some persons contend.
If The; receipts of crude : turpentine
have also increased, from 10,170 bar
rels for the first fourimonths and a
lialf of the crop year in 1886fc to 12,398
barrels for the same time this year.
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Inscription of tba Vtlbale Xralraa to
be Placed on
tne I. Atlantic 'Coaat
The vestibule trains to be placed on
the Atlantic Coast Line this fall will
maxe travel a luxury They are a
new feature in railroad service, being1
at, a a ..." ..t... .. - ,
txio urai oi ine Kind in the world. As
they are described each train con
sists of six cars in pne. Instead of the
usual platform at each end of the car.
the sides and top; of the cars are ex
tended, so to speak:, I and connect
closely, a patent arrangement of rub
ber cushions, fitting on steel faces.
producing a dust-proof joint and at
the same time arranging for the swing
of the car while roundine curves.
The outside appearance of the train
is simply that of I one long car, with
the usual steps at intervals. The in
terior finish is superb and nothing is
nn1..i- Jl mi ' . . . .
ucgiecieu. xne entire train is car
peted throughout, its full length, and
a person walking ihrough would have
no Idea of its being composed of sep-j
arate cars. But any pne looking for
the entrance to a
ter would look in
car of this charac-
ivain if he was seek
ing for an open platform. Instead of
that on ascending the three steps the
passenger finds a door before- him.
Pressing an electric button at his side
the door flies open and a polite and
attentive porter 'stands before him,
ready to eater to all his wants. ' '" :
Two of these trains are now build
ing, at a cost of $160,000. They will
combine all -the modern improve
ments and inventions, and will be the
hnest cars in every respect ever con
Htrucieu. n,acn train wilt comprise
six cars, a baggage; car, smoker, dining-room
car and three sleepers. The
Smoker will be handsomely finished
and well fitted upj for the comfort of
users of the rweedj a j well-filled li
brary is one of the inew features
added, and many other things that
go to promote the comfort of trav
elers are provided. The dining-room
will be the feature of the train and
the cuisine will be of the best. The
menu will be ample and it is the
boast of the railroad people that they
intend to furnish meals equal to the
best hotels of New York and other
cities. The buffet, of course, will con
tain ample refreshment solid and
liquid, for all so in jlined.
I The sleepers, of course, will be su
perb in every respect!. In the day time
an arrangement is provided whereby
each seat can ia ad e a compart
ment by itself, allowing the strictest
privacy and quiet io parties. In the
make-up of the train the railroad peo
ple again show tjiei desire to make
these the most popular trains in Ame
rica. The baggage car will come
next after the tender, then the three
passenger cars, followed by the dining
room car and the j smoker. Thus all
odors from these 'cars' will be avoided.
The entire trainl Will be heated by
steam, and lighted! by the electric
light. In sum and substance they
combine the maximum of ease, com
fort and pleasure,
and the minimum
danger. The con
of dust, dirt and
templated schedule is a fast one, too.
Leaving New York at about 9.30 in
the morning, the train will reach
Jacksonville, FlaJ, at 4 o'clock the
next afternoon, making the entire
distance in about thirty-one hours, a
remarkable record even in this age of
fast trains and -quick time. These
trains will be placed on the route
January 1st next,and will make a new
era in Southern railroad enterprise.
They will be jun tri-weekly, leaving
each place Mondays, Wednesdays and
Saturdays, thus giving ample facili
ties. I I 1 1 i , '
VI TT ELECTION.
Tbe Vote For anal Aealnet Subscrip
tion to tbe TTII., Ooilow & Eaat
Carolina Railroad. II
i j i -.1 f .
The city election yesterday was
rather a tame affair, until towards
evening, when the friends of "Sub
scription" found that there was dan
ger of the measure being defeated
through the apathy of j voters, who
were not rallying to the polls as rap
idly as was expected, j Runners were
at once sent out to hurry up the lag
gards, and carriages were brought
into requisition to take such of them
to the polls as were too indolent or
unable to walk, j They worked with
such diligence that by 4 p. m., a total
of 775 votes had
been polled in favor
and the friends of
the road were satisfied that they were
out of the woods.1,. ! ;
At sundown the polls were closed,
nd the ballots were counted, show
ing that "subscription"; was carried
by 1,049 votes, out of the total regis
tered vote of 1,670. , M
The following is the vbte in detail
as reported' by the inspectors of elec
Sub. No Sub.
1st Ward, 1st div'n .
Third Ward. .. .
1676 i 1049
Majority for "Subscription.'.' 748 of votes
polled, or 627 of votes registered.
A Sad Bereavement. ! I
Mr. W. J. Yoppj agent of the W. &
W. and W., C. & A. Railroads, has the
sympathy of our jentire community in
his. sad affliction the death of his
daughter, Miss 1 Janie, whom he
brought home I from Battleboro, N.
C, (where she I had been for her
health), oh Wednesday evening. She
died early Thursday morning. Miss
Topp was a member! of Grace Metho
dist church, and a pure; lovely, mod
est maiden lojved by all who knew
lier. - Her funeral takes place from
the residence of her father this after
noon, i j.-j -I--
Receipts; of cotton the past
week, 5 bales; the same week last year
19 bales, i Receipts for the crop year
to Aug. 13, 133,907 bales; to same date
last year, 101,486 bales an Increase
of 32,421 bales. I I! f '
WILMINGTON,, N. C, FRIDAY, AUGUST 12,
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GRAPES FOR NORTHERN
Capt. S. W. Noblea' Addreaa before tbe
Farmera at mount Holly.
1 have accepted your invitation to deliver
an auares8 upon a subject much to ray
taste, and with which I am very familiar.
i . In the outset, I must forwarn you, that I;
yvm buck 10 me text wnicn you have se
lected for me. I will omit, except as a
comparison, any mention of the wine grape.
and limit myj subject to the edible varied
ties. ...... W- --;,:':.. -.'- (
The scientists have" compared North Car-;
olina with nearly every good place on the
i aco oi the earth; they have said much of
its climate, its soil, and its adaptability in
many ways as a grape ; growing Htate, but
it ia at last admitted that It is unlike any
other grape growing country. We must
study the peculiar laws' which govern i's
culture nere ny tne experience oi our far
mers. and not from foreign teachers. '
North Carolina was declared unfit for'
grape culture after many experiments made
with foreign i grapes, ( Vitis Vinnifera). , A
hundred and twenty 'varieties carefully se
lected were planted by one farmer in the
hope of finding one suitable for bis place.
Most of them were the identical varieties
that produced the famous Tokays. Joham.
r . ri -a , -mm . . - .
oiareis, snerries anu : aiaaeiras, ana were
brought from the renowned Luxembourg
gardens, logemer wun tne Liacnryma Uhns
tas, 'the wine grape -of Vesuyius They
would not grow here, and the bright hope
oi quamng tnese choice wines were aissi
pated. Others planted the native rfhes and
gave them plenty of room; they grew with
a prolusion oi vine, over trees and trellises.
yielding an abundance of poor fruit that
would not ripen. Hence the verdict, that
North Carolina was - not the land lot
grapes. i '
About this lime Mr. Longworth and
others were raising grapes to perfection in
the damp and. murky .valley of the Ohio.
But where did he get his vines? Fromthe
banks of the Catawba and Cape Fear rivers
or iNortn Carolina.
Nearly all of the table grapes that have
any excellence at all,! and the grape now
used ana moet popular throughout our
country, are seedlings of the Catawba and
Laspeyre, (Vitis Labrusca) natives of our
State, and improved here and transported
to different parts of tbe country by their
admirers. Now you see .that North Caro
lina has proved to be the Ishcol of America.
The celebrated Souppcrnong (VitU Vul
pina) and family are decided by those who
know them to be the best for table or wine
of any grape in tbe known worlrt. Some
may differ with us, but what you wish to
know is the I best grape for the Northern
market nod now to cultivated. The object
sought ia to realize tho beat pro Gin With tbe
let8i oully of capital and labor and in the
shortest lime- i
First select your soil. It is tbe general
opinion that you must have good Clay sub
soil, but not Decessanly so; grapes rot most
on such soil on account of its retenliveness
of excessive moisture. Rich sandy lands
produce the largest and sweetest grapes.
You find,, for instance, tbe Scuppernong
revelling in the sandy soil of our coast. I
would prefer what is called worn out land
that has been planted from time to lime in
corn, cotton; tobacco.. or other crops, pro
vided it is well drained. Old washed red
sandy hills make fine grapes. Ask the
farmer what rich land ia. ard he will tell
you where tall trees, corn, cotton and to
bacco will grow. Ask the chemist
and he will give you a bag of guano;
but nsk nature, by planting I whatever
the soli is adapted to, and the answer
is an abundant yield.. So after you have
worn out your old fields with continual
planting of other crops jou will fiad it yet
rich in material to make grapes with.
Have your land ploughed well, lay oft
in rows from jCfr- to 7 feet each way ac
cording to the notion of the cultivator.
Take well rooted cuttings or layers of the
vines, prune short, set them out in the
checks, leaving but two eyes above the
ground; plant other crops between the rows
if desired, cultivate and keep clean with
hoe and pluga. The second year at any
time wben tne leaves are off, prune back to
two eyes and close back to the ground ;
cultivate as before, letting the vine run on
the ground: rub off all weak shoots, leav
ing only two or three of the strongest; pull
the dirt around the stalk to indulge lateral
roots from the new canes; encourage the
growth of the vine by manuring and cul
tivaliag. i . j
The third year if j you have done your
duty your vines are strong enough to bear
from five to six pounds each Prune them
back from two to three feet according to
the strength of tbe vineleave no spurs;
put up good posts at the end of each row
and brace them well, put posts along the
rows from thirty to forty feet apart; have a
roll of number 14 or 16 galvanized wire on
a reel in a light cart; core a hole 2 J feet
from the ground in the first post, pass the
wire through the hole, draw the end of the
wire after you to the post at the other end
of the row, carry tho end around the post
and twist it around the wire, then with a
pair of pincers give it six or eight turns
and you will have it nicely fastened to the
post, then let some one tighten the wire by
turning the I reel, return along the row,
tacking to each post 2 feet from the
ground by driving a nail that will bend
half way into the post, place the wire on
the nail and bend the nail over, drive a pin
into the hole to fasten the wire a foot from
the post and carry the end around the post
wrapping it around I the wire, f lace be
tween the posts in tho row a stake suffi
cient to raise tbe wire a little, this is suffi
cient staking for the present. Tic the vines
to the wire with rope, bark or bear grass.
Cultivate well, and when the bunches
are well formed go over and rub off all
super flous shoots; prune back to within
two leaves of the upper bunch; soon latte
rals will put out; prune them back in like
manner; they in turn will put out latterals,
and if necessary, prune them back. This
summer pruning is not to make less foliage,
but more of it near the grapes; this is the
secret of ripening grapes, having the foliage
near the bunches, lhe pruning may be
done with a pruning hook or common
sickle. - Rub off all small bunches and
superflous shoots; try to raise nothing but
fine bunches. j
The fourth year you can put iu another
post between each two in the- rows, and a
second wire about fourteen or Hixleen
inches above tbe first. In pruning the
fourth year, no definite rule can be given.
but as grapes always grow on new wood of
the previous years growth, first consider
the number ot bunches you would produce
on the vine i count three bunches to each
eye, and leave tbe eyes on toe strongest
canes in the: most desirable situation on tbe
vines, always except the first bud, as it is
not apt to be strong. ' k
In order to laciiitate tne gathering ot
grapes. Keep the vines well tied up. we
should attempt to cultivate the taste of our
customers and teach them to i like our
grapes. No one accustomed to eating the
Scuppernong grspe will deny its value
either for table or wine. The hopkins
(Vitis Yulpiaa) is the largest and showiest
grape known anywhere in the world; of a
beautiful purple color and with delicious
flavor aud i lacks that peculiarity which
epicures call foxy, and thought tp belong
to all the grapes of this family , i
To get the best prices for our grapes they
must be attractive.! To do this you must
keep the canes young, healthy, and vigor- 1
oua, which is done in the following ways:
First, the vines are started according to
the above rule, that is having twe or three
canes with independent roots, for tbe vine
bears fine grapes the first two or three
years or while young, and our purpose is
to continue it so; the neater the ground
you can grow grapes without being soiled
by the sand, the sweeter the grape and bet
ter the bloom. ' j
In selecting a variety to cultivate for the
northern interest.; we must have a good
bloom, as it is now more attractive than the
quality of the grapes, and the bloom of the
Champion has much to do wun lis popu
larity. . : v. :.!. . I
The first mode is after the second or third
year's bearing: Cut off one of the canes
down to the ground, now do not confound
. 1 I ! . 1 .1. 1. 1 .WIm 1. .
iiua wuu me aiieruauj syuicui, iui iuw ia tu
make an entirely new vine of roots and
stems which receiving a new impulse, re
sults in new roots, new wood, and bears
the next season, j i
Another mode is by. laying one of the
canes tor some convenient braneh of the
cane by digging a hole a foot deep, staking
the vine down in the hole, bringing-the top
up straight, filline the hole.' throwing ih
top soil in first; cut off this' vide to wrtbin'-
two buds or the ground, and- keep ' off the
sprouts that grow between the old vine and
the f round that might prevent rooting, jt
will make good roots the first season and
will bear the next; by this mode of layer
ing, young vines; and roots are kept, and
fruit is produced near the ground. ,
I The third mode is by ringing or girdling
and s supposed to be over .one hundred
year old. but it has been denounced by the
veryonee who have practiced it most With1
a pair of pinchers, provided with 'a pair of
semi-circular jaws, make two incisions clear
through the bark to tne wbod, and with
the thumb nail remove be bark between the
incisions, tbe same may be done with a
knife1y cuttine incisions about three quar
ters of an inch to an inch apart; ij. makes
the Vine and leaves lamer, the ; irranpa
double tlijj size. earlier and better in bloom
ana quality. ou can easily see when you
understand the anatomy of the , vine Why
it is to According to Gray, t he sap as it
called passes up through the cells of the
sappy part of the wood to the- leaves, and
after its assimilation ty the leaves Is car
ried down in the bark or the cambrim layer
and distributed through the plant, convey
ed to parts where the ; growth is taking
places or is accumulated in roots, stems, or
wbver a deposit is stored up for future
use I VThts girdle' prevents its returning to
xtbe lo&s, hence you seo it is done at the
expense of the root, and prevents either
nourishment there or tho storing up of
plant food- for. future use in tbe roots.'
Then (lie question arises can we afford to
kill a Vine for nne crop or grapes, to which
I reply, we can. in order to keep youngi
vihe-s we must remove the old onts. and
this is my reason for having more than oue
cane, and each to have independent roots,
so yon may girdle one of them each year,
provided you leave one or two branches be
low) the girdle to provide food for the
Though the vine grows and bears fruit
in nearly every climate where man ought
to live, there is nn place where it will grow
and ripen its fruit to perfection without
I One who understands the nature of the
grape vine can readily see why this is so.
A vine under favorable circumstances will
make a hundred eyes the first season, and
if the roots are sufficient, the second year
every one of these eyes will make a hun
dred more, and you would have ten thou
sand eyes on a two-year-old vine, and with
this progression in a few years one vide
could encanopy the whole world.
I A majority of these eyes;notwithiug the
meagre supply of food will start and make
a feeble growth and in turn the weak eyes
formed on them attempt to spring and even
at the proper age to bear fruit, which of
course from the principle is a failure; but
if the vine is kept pruned in due bounds
the vitality that ia spent in the hundred
stunted eyes is confined to a few tbey grow
vigorously and instead of forming a bun
dred small bunches, will produce ten or
fifteen large ones, weighing more than the
hundred small ones There should be as
much root as vine, for if you have more
tops than roots, it must be at the expense
of the fruit; one proof of this assertion is
the Scuppernong vino which never stops
growing as long as its roots can find soil
tp run into producing air roots from the
stenji upon tbe trellise which struggle to
penetrate tne earth in every available epot
beneath the vine.
. f Grape culture in North Carolina is a set
tled question, no longer an experiment.
Our people tave been waiting far others to
teach them and assumed that we could not
raise grapes, while the Northern States have
taken ur vines and made a success of
j Tbe grape is one of the most luscious,
wholesome and useful of fruits, it is of
tener referred to in the primeval history of
man than any other fruit, saorod by our
Lord as a symbol of our faith in the relig
ioua use of wine, and ia destined in a short
time to be an important product of North
Tbe Bnlldlnsa Dcatroyed by Friday
Nlgbt'a Fire Losa Estimated at
One million Dollar .TSany Valued
lUaeoulc mementoes Dcatroyed.
j By Telejrraph to the Morning Star.
PirrsBCBO, Aug. 13. The buildines
destroyed by tbe big fire last night were
the! Masonic Temple, the Hamilton block,
Campbell & Dyck carpet warehouse, and a
number Tf tenement houses. The upper
floors of Schmidt & Friday's magnificent
nine-story structure were gutted, and the
balancs of tbe building water soaked. The
IDUpatch and Penny Press buildings were
badly damaged by water. Nothing defl-
nine about tbe loss is yet known, but It is
believed that last night's estimate. $1.000 -
000, is not exaggerated. The fire origin
ated in the carpet store of H. Haltzman,
located In tbe cellar of the Masonic build
ing, and underneath the dry goods store of
Campbell & Dyck.
It is said that a party of gentlemen were
sitting in the upholstering department of
Haltzman s establishment, when one of
their numbar lighted a cigar, and thought
lessly threw the match into a waste paper
basket; The contents of the basket were
of an inflammable character, and in a few
seconds the entire room was' ablaze. Ef
forts were made to extinguish the flames.
but the light material burned so rapidly
that tbe fire coon got beyond control.
'1 be Masonic Hall was tbe oldest build
ing on Fifth avenue. It was built fifty
years ago by the Alleghany Engine Co., a
volunteer; tire company. They occupied
the first floor and rented the balance of the
building. The hall was occupied by Fox's
theatre, and subsequently as a museum.
Tbe fourth floor was used by the Masonic
fraternity over forty years. The floor was
divided into five departments the Blue
room, tbe Chapter room, and three ante
rooms. The former was furnished at an
expense of $15,000 The furniture in the
Chapter foorn cost $10,000. lu one of the
ante- rooms was stored paraphernalia val
ued at $15,000. Thirty one lodges met in
the hall and all of the equipments were
destroyed. - Among tbe articles prized
highly by the Masons of this city was a
picture of Judge McCandless, one of the
greatest representatives of Masonry in this
section. The walls of the Blue room were
also adorned by portraits, all Past Grand
Masters of Pittsburg, which were destroyed.
Many of these cannot be replaced. A
number of Masons were in the rooms guard
ing against intruders, until forced away
by tbe flames. - .
Deputy Urand Master Peter C. Shidle
gazed on the destruction . of the . building
with tears streaming down his cheeks.
John Keefe, of Alleghany, on the build
ing assisting the firemen, fell and was fa
Pittsburg, Aug. 13. Later careful es
timates puts the loss at less than $500,000.
The walls of Hamilton and Schmidt & Fri
day's buildings are found.to be in good con
dition, and their loss s will therefore be
much smaller than the first estimates. Tbe
insurance on Hamilton' is $130,000, and
the loss will be about $75,000. Schmidt &
Friday's losses are about $50,000. The
insurance on their building and stock is
$250,000. Holtzman places his loss at $30,-
000; Campbell & Dick at $175,000, with
$139,250 insurance. The damage to the
Penny Press will . be about 1 $10,000; fully
insured, and to the Dispatch probably $2,
000. The Masonic hall is totally destroyed,
and tbe loss will not be far from $75,000;
insurance $27,000. The one hundred and
fifty tenants of Hamilton and Schmidt &
Friday building lose in the aggregate
$100,000. The total insurance was $560.-
Washington Progress'. We re
gret to learn of the total destruction by fire,
on Thursday last of the extensive lumber
mills, dry kilns, &c., of D. C. Way & Co.
These mills were located in this county on
Pungo River nes.r the Hyde county line.
About 100,000 feet of lumber was destroy
ed, loss estimated at $30,000 with partly
insurance. We are glad to learn that the
mill will immediately be built. .
Froaraaame for tbe President's Pro
,rpo"e Visit to the Went and Soutb.
. f By Telegraph to tho Moraine Star.
j WASHINGTON, AuiUt lt.--It M about
definitely determined that, the President
win leave Washington the last wek in
September and go direily t- St. Louis,
probably by way of Iudiananolis. He will
spena two days at St. Louts, and go from
mere to Uuicago Milwaukee, ttadison St
Paul. Minneorwlis, Kansas City. Memphis!
Nashville ano Atlanta, reaching tbe latter
piace in rime to caet his engagements for
October 18th He will go by the ordinary
line of travel between the piaro named,
and as his fixed appointments will preclude
any divergence from the route to visit
other cities, all invitations outside of it will
have to be dtclined.
Washwoton; Aug.- 12.-Senalor Col,
quittandHeorj w. Grady, of Atlanta
Ga . had an interview with the President
at Oakview this afternoon in regard to bis
proposed visit tr the city of Atlanta in Oc
lober next, Mr. Grady boietothe President
a formal invitation of the Piedmont Expo
sition Company. It isa unique and
striking piece of work, made of four leaves
of Georgia. gold, about the size of a 12-mo.
book, bound with clasps of Georgia si ver.
and each clasp set with a Georgia diamond!
The invitation is enclosed in a box inlaid
with samples of Georgia wood, polished
and joined with exceeding i-kill. The hn
is embedded in a block of Georcia marble
of every bade from black to white. On
the lower leaf -of the invitation are, en
graved portraits of the President and Mrs.
Cleveland, a monogram of the Piedmont
Exposition, and a picture of the club house
of the Piedmont Driving Club. On the
second leaf is the invitation cut into the
gold. On the third page is the invitation
of the Driving Club. On tha fourth nr
Hast cover-paue is engraved a picture of
the main building or the Piedmont Exposi
tion. ' j In presenting the - invitation Mr. Grady I
made no formal address, but stated that it
was designed to make it in s -me sense sig
nificant of the teaources of Georgia, in
whost- capital city the1 first exposition of
the. faroonjs Piedmont country will be
held. . "
As the President hud accepted Atlanta's
invitation before any others were made, he
had deferred making dates with other cities
until the exact date of; his visit, to Atlanta!
and other details were settled. It is un
derstood that the Atlanta dates were Oxed;
to-day and that dates for the entire trip will'
hf Brwaprlittr Annm.n..1
1 i ne neumoni imposition opens October!
10th. and closes Octolter 22. !
Senators Colquitt nod Gradjjalso p-e-
sented to the President an iuvita-!
tion of the Georgia Slate Agricultural 8o-i
ciety to attend th State Fair to be held at;
Macon subsequently to lhe Pifdmoul Ex-j
position, i, j
; The New York, Philadelphia & Norfolk
Railroad Company complains to the Inter-
State Commerce Commission that comp.t-i
nies comoosing the Atlantic Coast Lin r4
fuse to make ihroueh rates to Baltimore!
Philadelphia and New York with tbera;
and to afford facilities for interchange of
traffic, while they do make such through
traffic rates with and afford facilities to
other companies competitiug wiib com
plainant. This complainant holda to he a
m. . . . i .... .. f
violation of Section 3 of the Inter Sttte
Coramerceact. AfCnrrectiou of the nat
ter is ssfced.
Senator Klddleberser Sentenced to
Jail (or Contempt of rourt lie la
Releaaed by a ITXob-Tbe Lingnlon
murder Trial. I -
fBr Telegraph to the Morntn? Star.i
Wrac hkstkr, Va J August 13. A mes
sage from Woodstock, Va , says U. S.
Senator Riddlebereer. who was yesterday
sentenced by Judge Newman, of the
County Coutt, to pay a fine or $25 and be
imprisoned for five days, for contempt of
Court, was released from iail last night by
a mob, The jailor made but slight resist
ance. The circumstances leading up to the ar
rest of Riddleberger are related as follows
by an eye witness: ; ;
1 Oa Thursday W. W. Jones was tried
for larceny and the jury found that be was
insane. Jones was a client of Riddieber
ger's,and the verdict made the Senator an
gry. He was accused of writing a placard
and giving a boy two dollars to haul Jones
up and down the town, the latter display
ing a placard meanwhile, which he had
written on it, "Verdict: Bill Jones not
guilty, but insane. Jury insane; lawyers
insane; Court insane in the main," j
The noise occasioned by this display dis
turbed the prcceeiiinjs.of the court, and
the commonwealth's attorney, J. C. Ba
ker, had the Judge to issue an order for
the arrest of Riddleberger to appeae before
Judge Newman and show cause why he
(Riddleberger) should not be fined and im
prisoned for ridiculing the Judge and the
jury, and disturbing the court. At ; 5
o'clock Riddleberger appeared before the
court and defended himself. He said that
Judge Newman had no jurisdiction in tbe
case, which the judge denied, and asked
Senator Riddleberger to sit down until
evidence could be taken to prove that he
(tbe Senator) was the one who instigated
the ridicule, and then he said the Court
would hear the argument. Mr. Riddle
berger would not sit down and the Court
fined him $25. He then defied the Court,
and said "this Court shall not send me to
jail." Judge Newman then told the sheriff
to take the Senator to jail for five days.
Senator Riddleberger said he would like to
see the man who would take him to jail,
and sheriff Whitman at once arrested the
Senator and locked him up. ;
This action caused much excitement, and
this morning at 2 o'clock a mob of one hun
dred men, supposed to he from Edinburg
in this county, scaled the walls of tbe jail
yard and took the Senator out on ladders.
Riddleberger is on the street at this wri
ting. Pkteksburg, Aug.... 13. The papers lih
the Langston murder case with the Court's
instructions were given to the jury at half
past 11 o'clock, after an able and searching
speech by the prosecuting attorney. At 1
o'clock the jury reported their, inability; to
agree on a verdict, but were sent back! to
their rooms for further consideration. At
2 o'clock they were again brought into the
Court room, and again declared that they
could not agree. The Court asked the jury
if their disagreement were on the question
of the guilt or innocence of the prisoner.
They said it was not, but as to the grade of
punishment. Tbe Court then gave further
instructions, saying there was no reason
for not returning a verdict, and sent the
1ury out. Light punishment is anticipated
should the juryagree. . j j
Petersburg, August 13 The jury in
the Langston case to-night rendered a ver
dict of murder in the second degree, and
fixed the term of imprisonment at eight
years in the penitentiary." i i
It is understood that the jury at first
stood five for hanging, one for eighteen
years in the penitentiary, and tbe colored
member for a very light imprisonment.
Tbe trial lasted exactly two weeks, and the
Court and jury were exhausted by the
worry and heat. Five times the jury der
clared their inability to agree, and finally
rendered a verdict under positive instruc
tions of the Court Langston 's counsel
gave notice of a new trial. ! - ' j
NON-RESIDENT UR UMMERS.
Judze Bond Releases a JUan Ar
rested In Nortb Carolina. . ;
By Telegraph to the Mornbur Star, j I
Baltimore, Aug. 11. A W. -Henderson,
of Baltimore, who was arrested in
North Carolina on the charge of being a
non-resident and selling goods without
State license, was to day before Judge
Bond of the U. S. Circuit Court, on! a Writ
of habeas corpus, ; The Judge released him
on his own recognizance to appear before
the Court in Nerth Carolina, the last Mon
day in November, with the understanding
that the authorities of that State shall
make no more arrests for violation of their
law, which reqbires license of non-resident
j MOUNT HOLLY.
Ores Nine Tbonsand Persons on tbe
' j Grounds Tbe Speakers eiel :
j Mount Holly. August 11.' Over'. nine
thousand people were on the grounds to
day.I An address was delivered by Mr
:VanLindley; Mr. Otto Wilson did not
speak. All the speakers named for to
morrow except Vance, will be on hand.
Capt. 8. W. Nobles will speak in the fore
noon. Permanent organization will be an
nounced to-morrow. '
Cloatnz Events of tbe Grange Encamp
ment Tbe nee tine a Great Sueceaa,
with tba Promise of a Better One tbe
Comlns Tear. j
j . KSpeclalStarTetefrram.)
CaABLOTTB, N. C. August 12 The
Granjge encampment at Mt. Holly closed
to-night after a week .of great and unex
pected success. Many addresses were made,
the chief of which were those of Col. W.
H, Si. Burgwyn and Hon. O. H. Dockery.
Both were masterpieces and elicited hearty
and toft repeated applause. '
captain Ptobles declined to speak on ac
count of the lateness of the hour, hut the
audience would not coasent to his request
to ba released, until they learned that his
elaborate paper on grape culture would be
President Wells, to whose energy and
good judgment is largely due the success of
this enterprise, announced that arrange
ments would be made for a better meetinir
next year, and after a few words of farewell
uc pruuouuceu me Deneaiction.
AH day Thursday and Friday the instruc
tive exhibition of the Acme Fibre Co. was
surrdunded with eager observers.
First Bale of New Cotton Railroad
By Telegraph to the Morning Star.
AtjatTSTA. AUP. 11. The flrat. holo r
new? cotton was received to-day by Z.
Danfel & Co., from Screven county, and
was juiasaeu miauling.
The blockade nn th n.nni. n.n.uj
has been removed. Two hundred and
twenty cars have arrived , from Atlanta
wiu western ireignt detained by high
water and housed on t.hn rn,i,l Hi
hundred more are to come in the next two
A committee of citizens has been ap
pointed under the rpnnl
council to invite President Cleveland to
Tbej movements of Prince Ferdinand
Bulgaria Tbe Cbolera Liverpool
I i y Cable to the Morning Star.
VlENNAj Allir. 12 Mainr T. T.ulm nhn
is accompanying Prince Ferdinand to' Bul
garia, has been compelled to resign his
commission in the Austrian army under
pain, of arrest.
London! Ansr. 12 Pri
embarked at Turnsaverin for Widdin. The
foreign consuls at Rustchuk decided to ab
sent themselves frnm tho Pri
The Bulgarian war office is buying horse.
iur ui my.
PARIS. Aue. 12. French nirpnts in Ti.i!
garia have; been instructed to avoid all in
tercourse with Ferdinand and his govern
London. A hp- 12 At. Malta tK.
past twentyfour hours, there have been
uvo new cases or cnoiera and nve deaths
Liverpool. Ancust 12 Th lonriincr
weekly grain circular says : There is no
improvement in trade, irme weather is al
lowing harvesting to progress rapidly.
There is new wheat already in unm nf thn
earhest markets. The quality, in many
cases, is not so good as anticipated values
are generally weaker for both foreign and
English. I The attendance at tod a v 'a mar
ket; was an average one. Wheat was in
eodd demand. There were form aimnlisa
and prices declined id. A retail business
was done in flour at Unchanged prices.
Corn was not so buoyant, but there were
fair sales at one-half penny to one penny
advance over Tuesday's rates.
. TENNESSEE. "
Chattanooga's Boom New Railroads
Knoxvllle Subscribes Haifa mil
By Telegraph to tbe Morning Star.
(!Jhattanooqa, Aug. 13. Contracts for
the1 construction of the Chattanooga, Rome
& Columbus R. R. were awarded to-day,
and work will commence Monday morning
within the corporate limits of Chattanooga.
This road is a new line extending south
from Chattanooga through Rome, Cedar
town and Carrolton, Ga., to Columbus,
Ga., a distance of 230 miles, aud is to be
completed within eleven months. It gives
Chattanooga nine trunk lines and makes it
the greatest railroad centre south of the
Ohio and the Potomac rivers. The city of
Chattanooga, as a corporation, gave $100,
000 to the road, and the citizens by private
subscription purchased and donated the
right of way into the city, and land for
terminal facilities, saving the road nearly
one hundred thousand dollars. It is cur
rently believed that tbe Central Railroad of
Georgia is behind the building of the road,
as .it will give that vast Southern system
direct Northern and Western connection
through Chattanooga. Several strong New
York City bankers are conspicuous in the
organization of the company. .
noxvillb, August 13. An election
to-day resulted, almost unanimously in fa
vor of tbe city of Knoxville subscribing
half a million dollars to the stock of the
Knoxville and Southern . Railroad Com
pany, and the Powell's Valley Railroad
Company. The vote was the largest ever
polled m Knoxville. and out of a population-of
over 37.000 only 13 were votes cast
against subscription. The city hereby
subscribes $275,000 to the Knoxville South
ern Railroad, to be built from this city to
Atlanta, Ga. This is the Tennessee divi
sion of the Maryland and North Georgia
Railroad. . Work will begin immediately.
The road is to be completed in eighteen
months. The city also subscribed $275,
000 to the stock of the Powell's Valley R.
R,, to be built from Knoxville northward
through Cumberland Gap to connect with
the Louisville & Nashville, Norfolk &
Western and other roads. The work will
begin in ten daysand the road is to be com
pleted in twelve months. Both companies
have ample capital to complete the roads
in the specified time. The city has been
offered 7 per cent for half a million of the
railroad bonds, and will pay the subscrip
tion to the roads in cash . An English syn
dicate with a million dollars capital will
eject blast furnaces, iron and steel works,
at Knoxville, using magnetic ore from along
the line of tbe Knoxville Southern road and
coke from Cumberland Gap.
' . ; MISSOURI.
General Freight Agents Dlseusslnc
Through Business at St Louis. ;
By Telegraph to the Morning Star.
i ot. iiODis, August 14. a. meeiinz or
general freight agents for the discussion of
through business in the Southeast was
held yesterday. A new tariff has been put
into effect by the Mobile & Ohio, by which
the existing rates from a number of South
eastern points more or less tributary to St
Louis are materially reduced. This red no
tion is particularly applicable to cotton, of
which: the production is largetilong tbe
Mobile & Ohio. The reduction of tbe cot
ton rate alone is said to be in tbe neighbor
hood of SO per cent. The Southern lines
have been quiet of late, but this bold move
may lead to a flurry among the roads south
of tbe Ohio.
- Charlotte Chronicle.' A, hii
strike occurred at the Stanly : Freehold
Company's mine, in Bilcsville.- last Wed- o
esaay. the owners decided upon a re
liction nf wages, and cut down n.n ku.
riesof the carpenters 25 per cent, where
upon the carpenters struck. The difficulty
had not been adjusted at latest accounts
' Greensboro - Workman: Rev.
T. L ! Troy has had quite an experience
within the past few weeks. Mrs Troy
was taken seriously ill at Kinnakeet, near
flatteras, where her husband was engaged
as Bible agent She was placed on board
a schooner to bo conveyed to New Bern
aod from Sunday until tho following Fri day
the vessel! ws aground, Mrs. Troy,
meanwhile, being apparently at tbe point
of death, i After numerous difficulties they
arrived here Tuesday nigh,t and Mrs. Troy '
went to Raodleman to day.
' i Asheville Citizens: , All of our
local I mannfacturnra nf InUnnii .ra
crowded with orders, our smoking tobacco
using in special demand In speaking
of the iron ores of Cherokee county Co).
Henry E. Coltnn mak Q frtls at a t amort t u
recent letter to tbe Murphey Bulletin: "As
J average u laaes of to 4 tons or Iron ore
to make a ton of pig (metal) iron in Bir
mingham, while there are millions of tons
of ore in Cherbkee which will viM . tnn
of good pig iron to two tons of ore. A road
to Chattanooga will put us in less than 100
miles of cokinir coal which haa hn tuctori
and proven good, and cheap coke will soon
cause iron furnaces in our midst"
i Durham Recorder: Th nnrna
of surveyors of the Durham & Lynchburg
naurpaa are at enow rini. Tbey will con
nect the nrpsent anrov nith th. iin
known as L. and which passes a little east
of Bragtown. j From Snow Hill a new line
will be surveyed through Manonm
ship and Person county to Roxboro, after
which all thd proposed lines will be snh.
milted to the Board of Directors anil thn
route named. The corps of surveyors
of the Durham & Northern Railroad frnm
Henderson to Durham completed their first
survey yesterday, coming into Durham by
way of Bacon Rind, the cotton factory and
Redmond's Grove. If Durham vntju inn
000 1 this road September 10th. work wi'll
ne commencea afonceund pushed until the
cars are running. Tf Dnrhnm vma . or.
propriation of $50,000 to tbe Oxford &
iiarKsvuie naurosa oeptemner 17th, work
will be commenced between Durham and
Oxford within airtv riana tim anil onm
pleted before December, 1888. '
Raleitrh Neios- Observer: Rev."
D. P. Meacham'a little rtalnrhtur vhn nma
bitten by a rattlesnake on Monday morning
last, is reported to be recovering from' the
effects of the bite. The reptile struck her
on the ankle, which Rwcllpd tn oioi-min,.
proportions; in fact her entire body was
dangerously affected and was considerably
swelled, but the worst effects of the bite
are now thought to bo over. The
case of so much importance to the State of
North Carolina, involving the constitution
ality of the law tarlnf drummera will r-nma
up for hearing in Baltimore this week, be-
iore duueo isona, upon a writ ot habeas
corpus issued at the office of the Circuit
Court here. Upon an order marls h .Tnlr
Bond upon the petition of A. W. Hender
son, wno was arrested in Jdenton for sell
inir without1 license, anrt hnlrl hv n -timtioc
pf the pqacOiOf Chowan county in a bond
of $400. -j -The new cotton seed oil'
mills are nearing completion. The build -iocs
are spacious, handsome and admirablv
arranged . l
Asheville Citizen : Dr. Wall.
of Hftvwond. pi VPS lis an nrvniint m a moot
thrilling affair which happened at Clyde's .
-CV.tJ.1... - 1.! -
uu iiuojr imi, rcauiiiug in a narrow escape
irom drowning or tnree parlies. Mr. Jno
Hvatt. of Wavnesville. and Miaaoa TtimiD
and Roberts, of Haywood, had been in at-
ieuan.ee upon tne leacners institute at
Clyde's, and in the afternoon got into a boat
above Killian's mill-dam on the Pigeon ri
ver. The river had fallen to a point sun-
posed not to be dangerous. Unfortunately
the boat got too close to the dam, and the
occupants losing control of it. the boat and
the young man and the two ladies were
swept over lhe dam into tho whirling pool
sixteen feet; below, frnm whl-h than .-.
rescued only by the most heroic exertions
oi several parties wno were standing at tbe
mill. A young man named Hanna, of Ca-
tftlnop.he. disnlaved a mn&t rnmmonrlai.i.
heroism, and to his efforts are the parties
mamiy aue ior ineir escape from drowning.
The young ladies throughout displayed re
Elizabeth City Falcon : Toler
ably high license prevails in this town and
county. The license to sell liquors, by
quart or drink is $80 for six months. Drink
to five gallons $130 for six months. Whole
sale $400 per year. Corporation lax $25
additional." The Government tax is $100
per year wholesale; $25 retail. Our job
bers therefore pay $785' per year, as they
also sell at retail. From the journal ,'
of the Diocesan Council of the Episcopal
Church, held at Edcnton in May, we learn
that Christ Church in this town has 110
communicants, 85 families and 815 indi
viduals: 222 services were held last year: 78
scholars attended Sunday School. The
total contributions last year were $2,051.16,
which is an average of $6.62 for every man,
woman and child, and exceeds the average
of every other church in the diocese except
one in Goldsboro and two in Wilmington.
There are in the diocese 44 parishes and '
missions, 1,660 families, 6,791 individuals,
2,828 communicants and 2,143 Sunday
School scholars. Total contributions $30.-
075,10, averaging $4.43 for each individual.
Fayetteville Observer: Col.
W. J. Green has not shipped anv ereat
quantity of grapes this season, as the
freights are too high. He will convert
most of them into wine. 7- It is with
pleasure we announce that the Independ
ent Company has secured that gifted orator
and polished gentleman, Mr. W. H. Blount,
of the Wilson Mirror, to deliver tho prizes
on the 23rd of August, and they will have
a treat for themselves and their guests.
Hon. C. W. McClammv. Con cress -
man-elect, will entertain the farmers at
RockDsh bridge to-day. He will spend
several days with friends in that neighbor
hood. A new station on the C. F. &
Y. V. Railroad, called Dalton, twelve miles
north of Germanton, will be opened Aug.
15th, Mr. Jj S- Bishop acting agent
We learn that Gov. Scales has decided to
take the F. 1. L. I. Company as his body
guard to the centennial celebration of the
promulgation of the constitution of tbe
United States, which will be celebrated in
Philadelphia on Sept. 15th. 16th and 17th.
- 4 The Star has for the past twenty
years labored hard for North Carolina and
is entitled to a handsome support It is
well conducted in all its departments.
Mr. Cyrus Murphy, who lives in Flea Hill
township, killed last week a rattlesnake
which measured 5 feet in length and 10 :
inches in circumference. It had thirteen
rattles and; a button. - Curiosity
prompted him to get Mr. Goddard to
weigh one cart load after a few (four, we
believe) were taken out, and the remaining
24 melons weighed 920 pounds. His lar- 1
gest weighed 53 pounds.
1- Raleigh News-Observer: Mr.
B. N. Duke, of Durham, has given $1,000
to the Trinity College endowment fund.
Revv Dr. D. A. Long, President of
Antioch College, Ohio, who has been
spending the summer in this State, has re
turned to his post On August 9th
the Savings Bank bad 557 accounts, with
deposits amounting to $17,703.46, aside ;
from the amount of capital stock paid in,;
amounting; to $6,885.84. It is re
ported that there will be about thirty ap
plicants for license to practice law before
the Supreme Court when it convenes in
September, The first, two days, be
ginning on the 26th, wiil . be de
voted to the examination of applicants
-4 Prominent among tbe older institu
tions of the State is the Friends' School at
New Garden, in Guilford county, tbe fif
tieth anniversity of which will be cele
brated one the 17th of the present month.
This flourishing institution was founded
by the North Carolina yearly meeting of
Friends and chartered by the State legisla
ture in 1844. In 1857 the charter was ex
tended. The school was opened in the .
fall of 1837, since which time it has been
ia successful operation, It has always
been noted for thoroughness of instruction
and the high moral tope of its pupils.
Commencing with modest pretentions, the
school has continually increased its advan
tages and widened iu influence till it has
taken rank among tbe best institutions or
learning in the South . In place of the one
two-story building of fifty years ago, there
are now three commodious brick edifies,
erected after the most improved plan and ,
in every way thoroughly equipped for the
use of the school.'
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