. r " " : 1 M fALX si A a. -
ii' i Weekly Star-
ok A IS A It, IN ADVANCE.
5 s :
o "ks o t oo a o i-i n w
fat the Post Office atTWUmtagton, N. C.,
aibscnption price of the Wket
m louows :
Mopy 1 year,1 postage paid,
fi mnntlm i
)pleon thoueht historv mi
Hiatory contains almost
ies a9 faction contains. Per-
Vi np writer in modern time haa
ioased the ofllce of historian
ohe James R Gilmore. "Ed
Iurke" as he writes jrimsetf)
s' undertaken to slander and
eh the people of North Caro-
I he Star has already devo-
pie two or more columns to
pasible manipulator of facts
rverter of. the historic verities.
a romancist of . the Baron
ajisen and Daniel De Foe type.
Vila upon his imagination for his
Macaulay says of one of the
ukors he portrays with such an-
1 brilliancy' and epigrammatio
hat he ws 'the most system
circumstantial and i delibe-
times." We write I
awdy poni our library or we would
ie name of the fellow thus pil
for all time. J Is Gilmore em
of out-IIeroding Herod ? !
Waddell has a communica
the Raleigh .News and Ob-
of 23d inst. In which he calls
on to the libellous character
more's workd. There is no ex-
or the perpetration of 1 Biich an
atticlt upon a people who were quite
to the people of other colonies,
hoee descendants have shown
conspicuous I degree the very I
qualities. that make statesmen, heroes
patriots. North Carolina born,
writer does not for a i moment
to declare that there is a
solid substratum of virtue, of integ-
ritVi fcf courage, of endurance. rT
fortitude, in the North Carolina
manhood that enables it to pluck the
It renown from the very fore-
pf danger; and enables it to
kith a steady, uncomplaining
firmnass every vicissitude of fortune
auui iiis uieresi; rvisuations or Ca-
lamitt. ' .
Waddell has done well in call-
enlion to Gilmore s travestie.
Ople, after being misrepresent
ed by Northern and .Southern wri
ter?! m iv be at last aroused to r-.tir.n
niay see the absolute importance
log a history of our State from
etllement at Roanoke! Island
the close of the war between
Siates. . We are not careful as to
a. i - - i
adertakes the work eo it is
h the true historic spirit. The
bis already said that Col. Saun-
Mrs. Spencer would do the
well. We 'wi3h to say that
Waddell could prepare a work
would have the charm of grace
of sjtye, and have the high merit of
thoroughly North Carolinian.
fond of historio studies and is
apicquainted with much that
ns the history of our people. A
oll jjctavo volume of seven hun
dreH a?es "A Historv of thA Peo-
cJ iNorlh Carolina" based UDon
lan of Green's one! volume
5Ha work of. singular excel
ind, indeed,a work of gcnios
iI be a desideratum. C!. Wid-
the i prim! .
theme . worthy
of his moft active labors for
r fears to come, lie says :
Mrj GollBOre HS a nlnnrierpr vlincn ijai in
'lefinij 61 Sevier has prompted him wil-
'vTT lgoorantly to libel the people of
WofthjCurolina. He certainly docs slander
tbctn ibijmcfully; but would the publica
J'0? j Bbch a libel have been possible if
""Pf)p!e of North Carolina had displayed
8 Proijfcr interest in their own history by
preiscijviijig with care and publishing at the
ProtpeJ'i time the record of their achieve
mehtsi c vil and military? Is it difficult to
accbufct for -the disposition which has so
JODfe prevailed in other States to ignore and
oclittia these achievements? Will the fu
hj stpiian assign to North Carolina the
"Jaofe position in -the Confederate struggle
mat Mr. Gilmore, and those from whom he
got hifc inspiration, give her in colonial
flays, knd during the Revolution t It de-
Ptnaa pa this generation of North Caroli
"'an8J fThe work which Col. ! Saunders
juoa bless him) inaugurated, and is so sat
isfactorily completing, ought to have been -aoae
fifty years ago, It must be the basis
or any fcrue history of our people, and
7 ranjr uuuipieuon Will Do a
uurce or protound satisfaction to every in
wIlig4nt oitizen ot the State." j
I Virginia' writers have had a hand
in Underrating North Carolina. Mr.
Pollard was the first writer iof histo-
r7 in connection with the last war
ho ignored the splendid i fighting
1QaiLli6s of North Carolina troops
d the Richmond Mcaminer
th,j Jery heat of the war.
aC' elf injustice is to place
and in Virginia and to make Vir-
gima Dare, the first white child born
on . the Continent, a member of the
very First Family; of Virginia. j
v Let us have a history of North
Carolina !;.. t, ' . i
I yy Bome loyal son;
"native here and to the manner
born. Gen. Long has : promised in
me nexc edition 6f his Memoir- of
Ifeeto do North Carolina
; :' ! . '-. WBLCOITIB PBAISB. I . i '
Some men are quite superior to
flattery. Some editors do not relish
ine gooa. opinion
of their fellows.
We; do not
pretend to such an ex-
like to have
: .6Uu upuiuu.m an me true men
earth, j We cannot
value very much
when the purpose
is patent and the Assortment without
stint. . Jean Pan
When a fellow comes
begins to put on
his flattery bv the'
hod full, he desei4
es the1 rebuke that
one of Shakespeal-e's characters ad-1
'Yoii play the Spaniel.
And think with
II ' win me.'l
wagting of your tongue to
Put a little flattbry is agreeable to
most people, and j well turned com
plement is much ; to be preferred to
jibe or ill-natured comment or in
sinuation. " ' j i-
JEditors work dky after day in the
tread-mili and they are much' more
apt to be cursed Or underrated than
to pe tickled or lauded. It is th
duty done, of a
foster the best in
i sincere desire to
honest purpose tol
terests of all, of
promote the prosperity, moral eleva-
tinti nn4 J : 1 1 r 1 f . .
wwu auu guuu wm oi an mat sus
tain the editor
ana eriventmi nnr.
age to persevere under censure and
misrepresentation and slights.' Let
ters receivedjfroia men of character,
of intelligence, ol position come now
and then to cheer and incite to great
er fidelity to duty and a firmer ser
vice in the cause of truth and righte
ousness. ! - " j
it may oej in paa taste; it may
even shock some jf the elevated mor
tals who are superior to such j weak-
ness, but we must reproduce a few
lines from a letter from one of the
men of genius Of
our country. We
will not give his
name, as the; letter
is private, but
the incredulous can
seO rt if theyilike On August 18th,
he writes, and we say modestly and
truthfully that we know the exag
geration quite asj well as the most
oynical critic:. !
ffPronn tha numbers of the Star see a it
is very obvious that you are a power among
your people And,--permit m; to add I
doj not wonder that you are. judging from
the specimens Of your work that I have
seen, l was remarking to General Prvor.
a couple of dayB since, that in the Susdat
Star alone you were giving the readers of
mat paper a liberal education." " .
We recognize the excess, and yet
we are candid to kdmit that t was
The Source mikes it
heard of opinions- from
nearer home of Quite an
posite kind. J We
1 1 !
tracts but from a
' i - . . L i J
small number of
the appreciative lptters
Bat " What
will Mrs. Grundy say?"
We have not been able to deny our
selves the pleasure of coDvin?? the
above. We may quote the much
worn line as applicable (and we be
lieivo we never used it but once be
fore): "Approbation from Sir Hu
bert Stanley jis praise indeed." This
isjj the correct reading. It comes
from Morton's p ay,
Heartache," as the
"Cure for the
saying comes from another well
known play by him entitled "Speed.
jSenator Colquitt's address we have
already referred to at some length
He is sound on economics and that
is! far more than can be said of scores
of Southern politicians now misrep
resenting the people. Senator Coll
quitt said, in his ref orence to the
true interest! of the farmers: "I do
not understand why the Government
should treat' the 'cotton spinner as a
favored child of fortune and the
cotton planter as an abandoned
orphan." He farther told his hear
ers that if they were permitted to
sell in the 'dearnst market I and to
buy in the cheapest, the value of
their crops; would be enhanced 33
per cent. I I -?
If the accounts for Arkansas are
not grossly 'exaggerated the condi
tion of things is awful. A war of
races meansj a war of extermination.
As sure as the sun shines or the tides
move the weaker race will go down
before the stronger if a war begins.
All history so teaches. We hope
the etory is highly painted, and we
trust that ihe difficulty "may be so
adjusted as to prevent a farther de
struction of life, j But the accounts
are most alarming.; - ' Js. j
Georgia has done well and sensibly.
The $8,000 fund furnished by the
State is. withdrawn unless a pledge!
of tad mixing of races in the Univer-
svty is given. otics 10 mac. -:
V American railroad; trains "make
less speed than the English but have
fewer casualties.' -
rr-r-l' L:' " t iTN 1 " '.' I"! " 1" I Spjnts 'Ipentine.
LJMLP I WAW T -A; W i:.Jrm A'"m 1 I Windsor ledger: Dr. W. R.
:-- .",;)-. -v. j
r . ' i
rwpa iD tamberland-A Rouble In-
tanee or Tbrin Annlrersarr of
w. x.. I. Farencvllle'a km
uaui-Bau Ball, 4x-
JJAYETTEVIUOi!, Aue. B6th. The
farmers are still exultant. Though
cotton is shedding badly and j young
corn has non filled well, the crops
are altogether excellent,- and peas
ana rorage will be made galore;
ihe Henry Collins (mentioned in
your paper of Thursday, as the ship
per -of the "Champion? melons to
jwur juarKetj is a potable instance
deserving the immortality of printer's
iuk oi tnnrt and success in his de
votion to .the small industries. A.
poor colored man, j he- commenced
after the war on! a little patch of an
ue me possessor now ot a-
model farm of .thirty- acres and
now, Cultivated: like a flower; gar
den, the products of which always
brings the highest; prices because
known to be the very best. He was a
trustederrant of! MrW.. A. White
bead, now of your city, and season
A4.A XI Xl Ji . I mm ...
0.1KCI- sco6uu cue nrst iruits.oi nis toil
were tendered as a present to Mrs.
Whitehead and her mother. STra:
Grant. Collins is a good citizen, with
a comfortable home and a quiet, well
conducted family. i
ine Independent; Company cele
brated its 94th anniversary last Tues
day with more than the usual eclat.
At night the gifted and euphonistic
Blount, of the Wilson Mirror, deliv
ered the prizes !in an eloquent ad-
mi x i -
uicbb. xiio iircsb prize was won oy
Sergt. E. L. Pembertbn, and it looks
as ii, Dy tne time the company reach
es its 100th anniversarv. Pflmherfnn
Broadfoot, Tomlinson and the Vanns
will have won so j many prizes that
their abodes will! glitter with gold
and silver plate like Aladdin's won-
aerrul palace, iwith the thousand
slaves marching about with golden
pitcners on tneir neaas
Everybody who reads the Star
sees much in it I to commend, but
nothing .pleases! thoughtful, true
.Democrats more than your attitude
on tne internal Kevenue question
Popular clamor jmay demand "free
chaws" and "free drinks." but the
best element of the party is heartily
wim you. . r I
The Hotel La Fayette is aDDroach
ing completion, to be, when finished.
the handsomest building of the kind
m the State. . ,
The lew Dlanters in Cumberland
who stick to tobacco this season will
probably be rewarded for their faith,
for prices promise to i rule hicrhJ Br.
J. W. McNeill has a beautiful tobacco
farm, and his judgment is so good on
all matters that his vervconfidence in
tobacco augurs well lor its final sue
cess as a staple eroD. !
The base ball match of three games
ended this morning. Your nine will
reach home before this letter gets to
you, so that you ican listen for your
selves to tneir exultant shouts or
aoieiui lamentations, as the case
may be. i( :.j
The prospectus for the 25th annual
fair of the Cumberland County1 Agri
cultural Society,, is lout. The fair
will be held atj Fayette ville on No-
vemDer tn, lutn and nth. The pre
mium list is a large one. It is ; open
to competitionj j by
citizens of Cam-
Johnston, . Moore,
ford, Montgomery, Forsyth, Stokes,
Richmond, Robeson, Bladen, Pender
and Wilson counties in North Caroli
na, and Marlboro in South Carolina.
Great Snakes In Brnnawlck.
The following j interesting
were received yesterday from Excel
sior P. O., Brunswick! county :
- A colored man bv the name of Hen
derson Marlow, living near here,some
nights ago while; trying to catch
coons which were makincr depreda
tions on his growing corn, discovered
a hollow log which was occupied by
rattiesnases; wnereupon, a search was
maoe, resulting in the capture or four
of the reptiles. 1 1 Several days after
ward Marlow discovered that there
were more snakes in the log, and soon
capturea eieven-j-majsmg in ail m
teen rattlers. Another item, although
not so destructive to snakes, shows
how one of the monsters came to his
death in a very remarkable manner.
Some nights ago! there was conside
rable wind, prostrating trees in many
sections. ..Next aay, jur. 4'ranK .Bab-
son, while looking! over his cotton
field, lamenting his loss, came upon a
tree wnicn nad iaiien midway across
one of the largest of I the rattlesnake
Kind. i . m i
Cotton Is the Crop Short?
, Fifty-two bales of cotton of the
new crop were HrfeceiVed
day. Receipts so! large thus early in
the season were! never known before.
It augurs well fori an early opening of
the fall trade, lively business at the
railroad depots, Ithe; wharves and
cotton compresses, and remunera
tive employment for the large class
that handle the staple in it progress
from the field jot the planter to the
looms of the manufacturer.
Reports from Ithe country as to the
crop vary greatly.) Some persons, who
have travelled! through the cotton
belt tributary to Wilmington, Vepbrt
it flourishing ; j and j anticipate an
abundant yield others say that the
plant has grown luxuriantly, making
too much weed, and that the san
guine expectations of a large yield
will not be realized. A correspondent
at Fair Bluff, N C, writes the Star,
in this connection: 4You can; report
the cotton crop short, at least one-
third of what j was expected one
month ago. Of what! the farmers call
the 'middle crop' .there.: is none,
scarcely." And he adds, "if we fail
on the top crop, we will have a very
short crop, indeed."
Receipts of cotton at this port yes
terday were 52 bales; the same day
last year 3 bales.
week were 104
bales; the same
week last year 15
bales. - 1
For the crop year, the - receipts np
to yesterday were 134,020 bales,against
receipts for the1 same period last year
of 101,509 bales; showing an increase
so far of 33,511 pales for the season
of 4886-87. -.111!
The German t barque Charlotte
and Anna cleared yesterday for Cork,
for orders, with -cargo of 2,200 casks
spirits turpentine and 922 barrels of
rosin, shipped by Messrs. Alex. Sprunt
& Son, and valued at $36,050.
WILMINGTON, N. C, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 2,
Stoebboldera .of the Carolina. Oil and
Creoaola Compuy-Offleera ISleeted
'The second annual meeting of the
stockholders of the paroling Oil and
Creosote Co. was held at the office of
the company ixi this city yesterday at
Dr. A. J. DeRosset was called to
the chair and Mr. J. N. Sebrell was
appointed - Secretary. Twenty-four
hundred and fifty shares, being, a ma
jority of the stock, were represented.
in person or by proxy. ;
.The report of the President, Col.
W. P. Canadayi was submitted, show
ing a most gratifying condition of af
fairs, and attesting the skill- and
ability of ithe management in con
ducting the business of the company.
The report of the secretary and treas
urer, : Mr! j Andrew Smith, : was also
read and received With approval.
An election of directors for the en
suing year was then held, and the fol
io wing were chosen: Hon. Geo. West,
Ballston, N. Y.; Hon. Wm. Mahone,
Petersburg, Va.; Hon. Warner Miller,
Herkimer,! N. Y.; Capt. A. A. Thomas,
Washington, D." C,; and Col. Wm. P.
Canaday, Mr. L. Hansen, Capt. J. F.
Divine, Mr. Andrew Smith and Mr.
R. E. Heide, of Wilmington.
uol. wm. if. Canaday was unani
mously elected president of the com
pany for the ensuing year; Mr. An
drew Smith secretary and treasurer.
.and Mr. Lud wig Hansen, general su
A semi-annual ! dividend of three
per cent, on the capital stock was de
clared, payable at the First National
Bank of this city. : ' ,
Improvements to the plant, to the
amount of $20,000, as recommended
by the president and superintendent,
The Carolina Oil and Creosote Com
We are informed by Mr. J. N. Seb
rell, auditor of the Carolina i Oil and
Creosote Company, that sale of nine
ty shares of the capital stock of the
company were made yesterday at one
nunared dollars per share, the par
value of the stock.
This company is one of the most
flourishing institutions in the South,
and.undoubtedly has a grand future.
Established only a year or two ago, it
has attained to a world-wide fame
and prominence, and although lo
cated here, is national in its charac
ter; its board of directors numbering
some of the ! most astute and far-
sighted men in the country. Its lo
cal officers are gentlemen of ability
and the highest integrity, to whose
efficient services the company is
largely indebted for its unparalleled
Arreai of Claim Agent Rutherford.
A Washington dispatch of the 24th
inst. mentions the arrest in that city
of Hon. Allen Rutherford, who fig-
nrea extensively in tnis section as a
Republican leader during the recon
struction period, j The dispatch says:
'Allen Rutherford, a lawyer of high
standing and extensive practice in
this city, formerly an auditor of the
Treasury I Department under Presi
dent Grant, was arrested to-day upon
a charge of receiving certain records
stolen from the tension Office. Rich
ard Brumer, a clerk in the Surviving
Soldiers' I Division of the j Pension
Office, was also arrested, charged
with stealing the records in question..
i ne missing papers were records of
the service of surviving : soldiers.
which had been copied into the
books of : the Pension Office. Their
loss is, therefore, of little moment to
tne tension umce, but their posses
sion is assumed to be oi consequence
to a claim agent with an extensive
practice. Mr.! Rutherford gave bail
in $3,000 and was released; but Bru
mer, in default of bail, was locked
Jorora for the Criminal court.
The following is a list of the jurors
drawn for the next term of the Crimi
nal Court, which ! will meet on the
third Monday in September, wiz:
Lewis P. Davis,! W P. Dickinson,
Adolph Nelson, J. E. Farror, C. C
Brown, James Mc Arthur, J. H. Fore,
Wm. St. Clair, B. H. J. Ahrens, J. D.
H. Klander, L. M. LeGwin, James
Millis, W T.Bray, N.B. Vincent, Jno.
J. Austro, M. C. Sugg, Geo. Peterson,
S. G. Hall, R. P. McDougall, Jeff W.
Lewis, Coleman j Twining, ' John W.
Atkinson, A. J. Mott, E. A. Brown, N.
Morris, W. B. Canaday, F. "L. Mills,
L. M. Bunting, John R. Turrentine,
B. F. Murphy, George F. Coleman, J.
B. Huggins, C. M. Bowman, J. S. Sel
lers, David Williamson, ; George F.
Tilley. I f
- Steam tug Alexander Jones, Capt.
Snell, from Baltimore, came np the
river yesterday; making the run from
Southport in an hour and a half. The
Alex. Jones is an iron vessel; was built
in Baltimore ; in 1877, registers 133 11-
100 tons, ! is 106 feet on the keel, 23
feet beam, and 111 feet depth of hold.
she has a steeple compound engine
20x24 high pressure and 24x34 low
pressure. She left Baltimore on Wed-
nesdaythe i. 10th inst., and ran into
Norfolk, Va., on Thursday, the 14th,
for coal, left Norfolk Friday, encoun
tered the storm Friday night and re
turned to JNonolK saturdav night.
Left Norfolk again Tuesday night
and put into. Cape Lookout and re
mained until Thursday when she left
for this port. ;
The C.F. dc Y.t.R. J
C D. & x. V, trains now run regu
larly to Dalton which is within four
miles of Pilot mountain. They
speak of burning barrels of tar and
rosin from the pinnacle of old Pilot
when the road reaches that point.
Might it not be! called "a high old
illumination. If the natives are not
informed beforehand of - this new
method of light in that section they
- 1- I T J . J 1 1 ' .
iiuguc cQiiciuae mat tney were get
ting ahead of Bald mountain and
having a. volcano without any pre
New Cotton.! f ,j
Ten bales of new crop cotton were
received yesterday by Messrs. Wil
liams & Murchison, and three bales
by Messrs. Alex. Sprunt & Son. It
was all shipped from Lanrinburg, N
C, on the Carolina Central railroad.
Part of the above and a few bales re
ceived previously, were' sold, on a
basis of 9 cents for middling.
"'??mmaK .XWTOXK. : ! THEIniANS.
L ioini Retro Fiend Taken from
Jll bf fflnlud men at Greenefcoro,
N 9m Qalekly 0lapatebed-Ac
count of hla Crime. ". if. w--
''''" (Speoial Star Telegram j :
URKENtBORO. N. C , August 25. At
J.45 o'clock Ibis morning about fifty masked
men, mounted od horseback and ia bug
gies, came into town, an i quietly rode to
the residence of the jailor, called him, and
wterf be was aroused tbey' demanded of
him the keys to' the jV. saying they had
come to lynch R ife Oairston. The jailor
positively refused to give up the keys.-.
whereupon they weot Jo the jail and with
hammers and crow-bars proceeded to bat
ter the di or down. After they had broken
the first door, the keeper, fearing Jther
prisoners would escape, directed them to
Haireton's cell They soon broke open the
locks, seized the prisoner, carried him out
and put him into a buggy ith two men.
Then ihey all remounted, drove a short
distance from town, and halted, when tbey
look the negto from the buggy and ajked
him to'pray. He was then placed .upon a
horse with a rope around his neck. He
was asked if he had anything to say,
when be tried to say .something, tut could
hardly speak. He was then made to Btand
upon the horse, when it was ! led from
under him. He died in fifteen mlnu'es.
Several shots were fired, which en: red
his bnast. The mob leit in another direc
? - THE CRIME.
ijasi mesaay morning linirston was
walking on the Salem railroad, near Col-
fax, in ihn county, whin he saw Miss
Mahala Sapp, a very highly respected
young lady, cross the railroad before him.
Th? negro walked fast, and overtaking her
made un intuiting proposition to the lady,
ana taKing irom nis pecset a revolver
threatened lo kill her if she tried to ret it, t
him. She screamed, but he caught and
beat her with the revolver very" badly. " Her
continued scream', however, brought a
near neighbor to the scene, and the negro
fled with his fiendish crime unpunished.
He was brought and lodged in iiil here
last Tuesday night. He was about twenty
Colorow and Two Hundred Bucks
Corralled oy major Leslie General
Terry States the Situation No V. 8.
Troops to be TJaed.
Denver Aug. 25 A courier arrived
this morning at Olenwool Bftrines with
the following message for Gov. Adams:
"Major Lisslie has Colorow corralled.
with two hundred bucks: thev want to see
a uig wniie man; wont talk to a cowboy.
Say the whites want a little fight and the
soldiers must go back or have a little fight.
n.enaau nas only ntty-two men This is
positive All further information on this
point is false.
I Signed I F M. Keardon.
Another a is pale n from Olenwood
opriDgs urges uov. A.aams to go there im
mediately, saying that an emergency ex
ists wnicn requires nis presence at once.
Washington. Aug. 25 Adiutant Qen
eral Drum has received the following tele
gram from tteneral Terry, dated Chicago,
i our uisnaiCQ oi vesteraav reaobetl me
this morning, and I have sent it to General
CrooK. for bia information and iruidarine
rui as i unaersiana me iniormation, per-
.. -r . . . i . .
naps imperreciiy, mc present trouble is
entirely within the bauudaries of the State
of Colorado, and has risen from an attempt
to execute tne processes 'or tne evil court
or that State.: The sheriff called out posse
and a detachment of militia has been sent
to him, or is on the way to him. Under the
circumstances and in view of Sec 15 of the
Army appropriation act, approved June
18. 1878, I do not see that the trooDS of
the United States can be lawfully used in
aid of the sheriff unless the legislature or
Governor of Colorado shall represent to the
President that an insurrection exists and
shall call upon him for aid in suppressing
it. nor does there teem to be anv other ac
tion that military officers can take So long
as me sneria wun nis posse ana the mili
tia are pressing tbe Indians and threaten
ing an immediate attack, efforts to induce
Colorow and his followers to return to the
agency would in all probability be useless.
The only course that appears to me to be
feasible, is to induce tbe State authorities
to suspend the execution of their Drocess
until an effort can bemade by United States
authority to induce tbe Indians to return to
their homes. As yet no troops have been
sent to tbe scene of action, though they
are held ready to march. In view of tbe
severe penalties imposed by the act of 1878
on military officers who shall unlawfully
use troops in aid of tbe civil authorities. I
ask for more explicit instructions for my
Alex. meCue Appointed Commissioner
of Fish and Fisheries The Indian
Troubles In Colorada.
Washington. DC. Aue. 26. The
President today appointed Alexander Mc
Cue, the present Solicitor of the Treasury,
to be Commissioner of Fish and Fisheries.
to succeed the late Prof. Baird. Tbe office
is not a salaried one; the law simply pre
scribing appointment from among the civil
officers of tbe United States of a person of
proved scientific and practical acquaint
ance with tbe fishes of the coast. The ap
pointment will not necessitate the relin
quishment of his present position bv Solici
tor McCue. It is not yet known who will be
appointed Secretary of tbe Smithsoninn
Institution in place of Prof, Baird.
Washington, Aug. 126. Gov. Adams.
Of Colorado, to-day telegraphed Assistant
secretary or the interior Alu drow who is
acting Secretary, that Colorow had ex
pressed a desire for a conference. Gov.
Adams suggested that representatives of
tbe Interior and War Departments be sent
to this conference. Indian Agent Byrnes,
of the Unitah Agency, was directed to go
at once to Garfield county, the location
named by Colorow. President Cleveland
requested the Secretary of War to send
Gen. Crook also, and by the combined ef
fort of State and Federal officials secure
the peaceable return of the Indians to their
SA VED FROM THE GAhLO WS
South Carolina's Governor Coma
mutes the Sentence of a Twelve
year old murderess.
i By Telejrraph to the Mornbur 8tar.J
Chicago. Aug. 27. A special to the
Times from Columbia, ; 8. tj. says:
uov. Kichaidson hasicommuted the sen
tence of Oxey Cherry, a - twelve-year 'old
girl, cenvicted of murder, and sentenced
to be hanged in September, to imprison
ment in the penitentiary for five -years.
The Governor received a large number of
communications from the north and north
west pleading for mercy for the child ' and
asking that he would allow no bloody stain
lobe cast upon South Carolina and the
United States by the hanging of an infant.
ne maae a thorough . examination of the
case and could find nothing but evidence
of- premeditated murder. The girl was
convicted of the killing of a two-year old
child by administering a dose of concen
trated lye. The Governor annealed to the
judge who passed the sentence for his
recommendation. The judge replied that
a case of murder had been made out, but
that on account of the tender age ot the
girl he thought she should not be hanged,
but imprisoned for a term of years.
t. ; .
Arrest ot a Tonne Man whn ct.i.
910,000 from hla Father Fallare
of Crovrsteen &c Poll A staw
ed la the Jali Sharp Case Tbe
Plrst National Bank of lanavllie
Closed. - - : (-
New York. Auk 25 bunto.r rt.rnm
receied a d b patch fiora Chief of Detec
tives Charles W. Wood. Ptu'al..inhi
August 20. askinir him in mntnrj 4.m..Ji
Fabyau. of thti city.! who had flsl to New
York the da? b-f.re j with $ 10 000. sto'en
from Joseph Fabyan. who is hia ftthpr
His father bavin refused to make th
same any further allowances. Samuel on
August 15th enure I Dr. Fab &dm RArV arisi
Stole $10,000 worth of Philadelphia six
per cent, bonds. The hnnrls mVIM Arri ulii
ed and Samuel forged bii father's name to
an order f trmsrer of Xhe bonds to' the pur
Chaser.- The same went to the b in king house
of J. W. Dnxl& (Jo and received the.
money, tie was traced to this cit und r
resieu yesieruay alt rnoon. He tpinl his
time wniie here at his old tr.cks, fnd
jrueu oimseu a eoou (amb er ih . H
lecurea recovecea all but f 50 of tbe btolen
money, raoyan is Mocked up in pulir e
ucauquariers. awaiting extraOltlOU papers
vu uuiupmiui. ui d w . urexei s tjo.
urovesieen 5 rell.s the firm whose h.
pothecated securities were offered under
tne rule ytsierdav. notified the fttork Er.
cnange snoruv arter Ihe opening this morn
iug iuai mey nau mane an assignment lo
K' uaraiog 1 he aanoancement ws
expected after yesterday's developments
auu unu u eueci on tne market. There
are many rumors current, however, that
tney naa a ranged down other honaca hv
mcii iniiurc, uuv an parties mentioned de'
t.: 1 . .it - J
ny mat tuey lose enough to cause them
trouDie l he fresident of the Bank of
new i oik, where the firm keDt its nc
count, just said: We have a. lo .n with
Grovesieen & Pell, but have not certified a
single cnecK for them, and our loss in con
sequence or tneir failure will not be se
rious. A few hundred shins of tnb
were soul out for tbe account of th firm
aiter me suspension was announced. At
tne cniee or Urovesteen & Prll the doors
were all locked, and the knob was takfin
off the door to the main office There was
no response to calls or knocks, and other
parties in tbe building stated that there
was no one in the office. The istinitHB i,f
liabilities varv. some Dlacmu them un hi..h
as $1.800, 000. while friends of tbe firm suit
mat 4$3p,OUO in cash would settle every
thing. Ibeirassets are nominally placed
at sa.uuu.uuu, out the bonds which rem
pose mem nave no ready sale, and some f
mem are actually valueless.
WHITEHALL. N. Y.. Aue. 25 .TikIr
fotter has eran'ei a stav in the .Tb
Sharp case. j
Nnw York. Auk. 25 P W. Hardin
aesignee ot urovesecu B Pell, states that
the liab lities amount to $1,500,000. most
or which are secured by East & Wi st Ala
oama an i Kome & Decatur Railroad bouds
It is sta'ed that most of their iiabiliiits Hrc
due to thirty different banks, and that they
owe H'roui 200,000 t-j Stwb Exchange
ItOC HESTER. JM. Y . . Au 2. -Th Pir.t
.National Bank of Dansville. of which J.n
Faulkner was president an t L Kurtm
cashier, olos.d its doors this mornine. The
cause or the failure n unknown in this
cuy, uin it nas men t-xpecuu tor some
time, as thd btnk had commenced to let its
notes go lo protest. None Of the b;mks of
this city are t fleeted as far as known. "The
capital stock of the bank was $50,000. ami
the surplus eiven bv tbe last renort n
stay or Proceedings in nis
Granted by Judge Potter;
New York, Aug 25. Judge Potter
granted a stay of proceedings in the Jacob
pnarp case on tne ground that there a rea
sonable doubt that the ludemeut reached
in tbe Court of Oyer and Terminer should
stand, and he ordera the stay in tbe execu
tion or suen judgment until an appeal shall
be decided by the Oenetal Terru, The stay
is grauiea iormree principal reasons :
ibi. i ne aamiEsion in snam s trial as
evidence against himself of Sharp's testi
mony before Lecislative Investigation Com.
miUee.This is held to be a violation of the
principle that no man shall be comnelled to
(ran i j against nimseu. inis testimony
was aumiLiea against tne protest or Hharl
euu. i ne lact oi tne absence or nersons
charged in the indietment with the defen
dant with the crime of bribery, and their
sojourn in Canada as tbe excuse of their
non-production as witnesses against the de
fendant by the prosecution; and,
isru. me opinion or supposition of the
witness. Miller, as lo the motive or nurnnae
of DeLacy when be handed Mills the 50.-
Bourke Cochran this afternoon stated
that the case could not come up now until
tne General Term meets next October.
An application will at once be made to
have Sharp released on bail by some Judge
ui tue supreme vjouri
I The news of the decision bv Judire Pot
ter reached the city about n on, and crea
ted no little excitement. A number of
people flocked to the court house at once
to ascertain tbe truth of the report. Near
ly all the leading lights in the trial are out
pr town. J udge Barrett is at Block Island
Dreadful Mate of Affairs in Lonoke
j County The Blacks Engaged In
jnaraer. Arson and other- Outrages
The Whites I IDIaklns War on
Them. - ...
Little Rock. Aug. 26 Lonoke countv.
just east of here, is tbe scene of a war be
tween whites and blacks, which from pre
sent appearances, will not stop until the
Governor sends the State militia there.
The most intense excitement prevails
throughout tbe country. This morning
Clarence Chapman, one of tha largest
plantation owners, was waited on Oy a
number of black cotton pickers, who de-'
manded double wages for last week's work
on account of the rainy weather. - Mr.
Chapman adhered to the contract, when'
they shot him dead. His wife and mother,
who rushed to tbe scene of . the tragedy,
Were then riddled with bullets. Several
whites, i who live in the neighborhood
hearing of the shooting, during the fore-'
noon armed themselves and started out to
investigate. When within about half a
mile of. Chapman's house they were halted
by about twenty armed negroes, who open
ed a f usilade. Two whites were probably
fatally shot and one badly wounde 1. Four
of tbe blacks were shot down.
This afternoon a large gang of whites
collected and arrested about a dozen ne
groes, who were lodged in 1ail. Since 3
o'clock over one hundred armed neeroes
have arrived at the Clear Lake place,
where the prisoners are confined, and more
are constantly coming. They are very
boisterous, and say : they will rescue their
friends to-night, come what may. Proba
bly fifty white men are determined to resist
the mob. They have the advagtage of . a
good position, being in houses Moreover,
the prisoners are all chained toasts in the
prison yard, and have been told if any
attempt is made to rescue them they will be
shot at once. .
I The report is current that the convict
farm, eight miles southeast of Clear Lane,
has been attacked by a band of thirty arm
ed blacks, who murdered Mr. Williams,
the lessee, and released the prisoners.
Uhapman's I arm buudinss. as well as
those of several other whites, have been
burned this evening. Sheriff Hicks, of
Lonoke, has been notified, and is en route
to the scene of disturbance with a strong
Reidsville Weekly: The edi
tor of this paper has. been informed of the
fact by some of Mr. Reid's creditors that
they have" surrendered their old claims
against him for new notes at 60 cents in
the dollar, unsecured by either personal or
collateral security of any sort, and that
there is a reasonable prospect that Mr.
Reid will at an early day return to the Uni
ted States and settle in New York or San
Reported Battle between KendatKa
RIen and Coioron'i Band.
I Bt Telecraph to the Mornine Jita.r
Uknver. August 27. The Republican'
Olenwood Springs special says Bernstein
who lives four miles bslow Meeker, is
just in. A battle bas taken place 'be
tween Kendall's men and a band of In
dians.! Deputy sheriff Jack Ward is killed
and several wounded. A number of in
dians are reported killed and several wound
M Some were ssen ta fall and many car
ried off the field. So far as known the
fight was ' stopped by darkness and it is
thought will be resumed by daylight. , -
Penvbr, Aug. 27. A Rocky Mountain
Jfetei special from Rangly, Col , dated 10
a. m.j the. 26th, by courier to Olenwood
Springs, via Meeker, says the fight occur
red at 8 place six miles west of Rangly. in
little canon between the mountain. Tbe
Indians had planned an ambush, but-the
scouts discovered it and retreated in time.
i he Indians then opened fire and Malor
Leslie who commanded the scouts who
were .augmented by Major Hooper's Aspen
Volunteers, returned tbe fire from behind
the rocks. The Indians showed themselves
anqrougnt desperately. Upon the firtt
concentrated fire of the troops two In
dians fell and one white man. Dr. Dan
mont, of Meeker, with Kendall's" band was
wounded. For two hours the battle raged
incessantly. Then the Utes retreated to
the timber and only skirmish shots were
fired during the day. f This continued un
til Jl; o'clock last night, but no one was in
jured. Jack Ward, one of Kendall's men,
wa shot down during the first part of the
fight. The whites saw eight Indians drag
ging I behind the hne of Indiaus killed.
There were five - whites wounded.
Their names are not yet known. Three of
them were members of Hooper's company;
one man was a scout, and two are believed,
although not known, p be soldiers After
the fight the Indians retreated, and report
comes that they were going to pillage the
ranches. They were not heading for the
reservation.- The men of the National
Guard, and in fact all the whites are a mott
on ifpot, their horses being exhausted.
4 i courier passed here this morning
bound for Meeker, after provisions and
hospital supplies There is immediate de-,
mand for them; the men have barely had
enough to eat. ' I
Denver, Aug. 27. A telegram received
at? p. m., from Rangly via Olenwood,
satfs the only man is known to have been
killed in the fight ; Thursday was Jack
ward, who was buried yesterday. The
wounde'd on our side are Lt. Folsom. of
Aspen; E. D. Folts. of Aspen; L. Stewart,
of j Lead ville; - Dick Coffery, Lsadville
mortauy. uhe courier who left this morn-
reports 700 Indians in the field.
Preparations for tbe Piedmont Expo
sition Reunion of Veterans -Illumination
of Kennesaw mountain and
Other Flap-Doodle Displays a Negro
Klot The Town marshal ot Decatur
Killed and Another White man Mor
j By Telegraph to the Horning Star.
Atlanta. Aue. 27. The directors nf
the Piedmont Exposition sent three hun
dred invitations to the veteran associations
ofjthe northwest 'today, urging old sol
uiers wno lougnt Deiwecn Ubatlanooea and
Atlanta to revisit the battlefields during the
iirpi wees oi me exposition, Deginning Oc
tober 10th. A special rate of one cent a
mile each way has been secured. There
will be a reunion of the blue and the
ohj Eenneeaw Mountain with barbecuts and
ceremony, and at night the illumination of
Kennesaw Mountain, to elose with the
flight of 5,000 rockets, ignited by an elec
tric match from the crest of the mountain.
Batteries of artillery and soldiers will take
part in tbe illumination. Pictures of John
ston and Sherman will be displayed in tbe
urp. onerman signalling Hold the fort"
to(Gen. Corse at Altoona, will be repeated
from tbe station at which the original sig
nals were sent.- Monster excursions will ho
run from St. Louis to Atlanta at the close
ofjthe Grand Army meeting there October
5th to 8th. .
Atlanta, Aug. 27. An altercation oc
curred in Decatur, Ga., to-day, brought on
by an unruly colored man at a colored
ebbrch gathering. Officers were called in.
A riot followed, when general firing ensued,
in which town marshal Hunt was killed
and an unknown negro was also shot dead.
Tom. Shivers, white, is mortally wounded.
AUGUSTA. A AueURt 27. A a iffht
earthquake tremor was felt here at mid
night, followed by a distinct shock at 4
o'clock this morning.
Collapse of the San Francisco Wheat
! By Telegraph to the Horning Star.
Ban Francisco, Aug. 27. The an-
nou cement was made at half cast eleven
o'clock this morning that Dresenbacb &
Rosenfeld. the bull
could not keep their agreement to accept
all! the wheat tendered them, and the call
board was at once adjourned without any
safes being effected, i This is accented as a
complete collapse of the wheat ring, but
what effect it will have on tbe streets is
not yet known. i
San jtrancisco. Aue. 27 The full sig
nificance of the crash will not be known
tot several days. While Rosenfield and
Dresbach were supposed to be acting for
John .W,' MacKay. James C.I Flood and
other I large stockholders of the Nevada
bank, ; the deals were all made in their
name, and all contracts were made person
ally with them, without any additional
guarantees. When the "corner'' broke
August 2nd, Dresbach and Rosenfield
agreed to pay the difference between 2 07
and 1.70 per cental, or 37 cents per cental
in! the four monthlv n&vmenta- "'tha flrot
payment to fall due September 1st. The
price ot wneat ieu steadily to f 1.30, but the
bull clique was expected to be able to car
ry the big load, and announcement was
maae two aavs aeo that the first instalment
of money would be paid as agreed. The
announcement to-day, therefore, that the
two big bfokers would repudiate their pa
per, was the last straw, and was accepted
a a final surrender, and illus
trated that all the enormous losses
with ; the . exception of oossiblv two
million dollars advanced bv the bullclinue
early in the deal, are to fall upon the bro
kers and others who had dealings with
these two representatives of the other men,
whose identity has not been diaclnsRil.
There is considerable excitement on the
street, but no failures have yet been report
ed; aad while many of the big houses have
oeen nit very nard. the none is expressed
that they will be able to pull through. Tbe
feeling is very bitter among dealers, and
the entire deal is spoken of as one of the
worst in the history of the trade.
collision, of Trains near Chattanooga
f-Nnmber of Persons Badly In
By Telegraph to the Morning Star.
Chicago. Aueust 27. A soecial to the
Times from Chattanoosa. Tenn.. savs: A
serious accident occurred on the Belt
road, in j the eastern suburbs of this city,
yesterday, which was caused by a collision
between a passenger train and a freight
train. About thirty persons were on board
the passenger tram, and ali of them were
mbre or less injured. Ten of them were so
seriously hurt that they had to be brought
to; the city in carriages. Two of the per
sons injured were badly hurt internally.
W. L. Potts was thrown from bis seat in
tbe car on to a barbed Wire fence along the
side of the railroad track. I The accident
was caused bv the watch of the engineer
of the freight engine being four minutes
Blow. !-..'- ! - : I
Goldsboro 'Advance: A- pri
vate note on the 19th from Trinity College
says: The outlook for Trinity ii hopeful
in the way of patronage, above any thing
in many a long year. The President is on
the ground in good trim, and Prof. Arm
strong is expected every day. : The demand
for houses here is greater than can be met.
Windsor Ledger: Dr. W. R.
Capebart is building a fine brick hotel nt
Avoca. il The doctor intends this as a nu
cleus around which the summer and winter
resort ia to bo built.
Charlotte Hornet: . Appoint
ments of Rev. C. J. Curtis, e?angelist f
the Convocation of Charlotte. Lauri i,
burg, September 9th, 10th and lllh; An
son ville. September 13th, Hth and i5th;
Ml. Gilead. September 16th. 17th and 18th:
Albemarle. September 19th, 20th and 21st;
Gold HilL September 22d., ,
Te Methodist are stirring.
Revival returns are beginning to appear in.
the Raleigh Advocate. We condense for
the Star: Wadesboroct. 7 additions; Ta
ble Rock tt. 14 additions; Albemarle ct, 20
professions; Mt. Gilead ct, 10 professions;
oiler ct, 2 professions; Hillboro ct, 15 ad
ditions; Jones ct, 46 additions; Pekin ct, 2
professions; RidgwSy ct, 20 additions;
Shady Grove Church. 82additions; Ruflln
ci, n proiessions; Tar River ci 91 pro
fessions; Carthage ct. 10 additions; Sails -bury
ct. 60 additions: Brooklyn and Mace
donia, 11. professions. J
Kaleigh Eecorder: Rev. J. A.
Stradley and Rev. T. W. Greer closed a
good meeting at Amis'. Chapel recently.
- A protracted meeting at Mt. Zion
Baptist church, Wake county, held last of '
July, resulted in about 80 conversions and
the addition of 15 members Rev. R
H. Mar9h, Iof Oxford, closed a series of
meetings with the church at Poplar Creek
on Tuesday of last week Rev. R. Van
Deventer, ijf Henderton. aided him in the
meeting. A large number professed faith.
' Mt. Moriah church has jutt closed a
meeting of days. Thirteen additions t-
the church! all by baptism. -Rev. C.
A. Jenkins, of Oxford, recently closed
meetings with his churches atEnon, Moun
tain Creek jand Mt. Zion. There are nine
persons awaiting baptism at Enon, 80 pro
fessed faith at Mt. Zion, and 18 were bap
tized. The meeting at Mountain Creek re
sulted in a gracious revival and many pro
fesspd faith in Christ.
Goldsboro Argus: Our good
friend and county man Mr. W. R Hol
lo well had a very narrow escape from teri
ous if not fatal injuries on -Monday. He
was attacked and knocked down by his
large Jersey bull, but fortunately the ani
mal desisted and Mr. Hollowell escaped
with only a few bruises. - The follow
ing gentlemen met in Odd Fellows Hall
yesterday to consider the question of or
ganizing a Funeral Directors Association
for the State of North Carolina: D. P.
Haskitt& Son, Goldsboro; Moore & Rob
inson, Goldsboro; J. W. Woolvin & Son.
Wilmington ; Wooten & Stevens, Wilson ;
John W. Brown, Raleigh; L. C. Bagwell.
Raleigh; G. B. - Webb, Kinston; C. W.
Joyner, LaGrange. Mr. J. W. Woolvin
was elected temporary president and Mr. .J.
J. Robinson temporary secretary. Messrs.
Brown, Haskitt and Stevens were appoint
ed a committee to draw up a letter of invi
tation to all Funeral Directors to meet in
the city of Raleigh Wednesday, Oct 19lh
to perfect the organization. Messrs. Brown
& Robinson and Jos. F. Woolvin were ap
pointed a committee on constitution and
by laws, l
New Bern 'Journal: The old
est inhabitants say the tide was the highest
since the great storm of 1846. We
understand that a proposition will shortly
be made to the different counties owning
stock in the A. & N. C. Railroad to pur
chase the same at a fair price. The
news from Hatteras is that every vessel
was beached during the storm, many of
them having to cut away their masts, but
all are afloat now except the sloop Nellie
May belonging to Mr. Geo. N. Ives.
La Grange dot: We bear the complaint
universal j that the cotton crop is poorly
boiled in (his section. This is said to be
especially! so in cotton well grown. There
is another complaint that the bolls are
small. -4 Stonewall jottings: The slorm
on Saturday morning was as violent as has
been for the time it lasted in this section
for years. Corn and all crops that could
be blown down were flattened, and trees
that have been standing for generations
were uprooted. It will be a difficult mat
ter to save fodder. Bridges were washed
up by the flood and the rains continue to
come, and it seems that we are never to
have any more good weather. Linear
Sawyer had hia new house blown down
and completely wrecked. It is reported
here that I a schooner partly loaded with
lumber atj. tbe Messrs. 4 Kugler's mill on
Smith's ctsck was blawhiDa"bigh lai&T,
and there; she lies at this writing, near
Thos. D. Perkin's, and that Messrs. MorriB
and Hawser sustained severe loss in their
logs they nad on hand . in fact the damage
cannot well be estimated.
Raleigh Chronicle : Watnes
ville, NJ C, Aug. 14, 1807 Way nesville
is the county seat of Haywood county,
which was formed in 1808 from Buncombe
and named in honor of John Haywood,
wbo was from 1787 to 1827 Treasurer of
North Carolina. The county contains 740
square miles, or 170,302 acres. The coun
ty is hemmed in on all sides by high moun
tain chains of 3,333, 5,000 and 6,000 feet
and more above the sea. There has come
no great boom to Waynesville from the
completion of the railroad to this place. '
The town; has grown, and grown steadily
since I firit visited it four years ago. Then
there was not a brick store in' the -place :
now there! are a number of them, large and
handsome. The late Auditor of the State.
Dr. S. L. Love; the late .Solicitor of the
District, W. L Tate; ex-Judge, Hon. .1.
C. L. Gudger; ex-Solicitor, G. 8. Fergu
eon, and present Solicitor J. M. Moody
are of this county; and Hon. Thco. F. Da
vidson; Attorney General, and Hon. Thos.
D. Johnson, member of Congress, are na
tives of this county. Editorial corres
pondence! I have seen nothing in North
Carolina to be compared with the improve
ment here in Asheville. I had not visited
the place in four years. I expected to see
many new buildings and many improve
ments. To use a. well worn comparison.
"The half had not been t61d." In the lim
its of this; article I cannot give tbe im
provements except in a general way. The
old wooden stores are rapidly given way to .
large modern brick stores. Business is con
ducted more and more in a city way. A
telephone! system is in operation. Eighteen
brick stories are now in process of direction.
Gas works are nearly ready for lighting the
houses of; the town. Electric lights illu
minate the city at night. A perfect system
of water works will shortly supply water.
! Raleigh News- Observer : Th e
93th Supreme Court report will be ready
for delivery early next week. The 97th re
port is in press and about three-fourths
completed. Yesterday there was a re
union at the residence ot Dr. W. J. Haw
kins, corner of North and Blount streets,
of the six! sons and daughters of the late
Col. J. D. Hawkins, representing five
Southern States: Col. James B. Hawkins, '
of Texas; Maj- Frank Hawkins, of Misiis,
sippi; Coj. 8. D. Hawkins, of New Or
leans, La.; Dr. A. B. Hawkins, of Florida;
Gen. P. B. Hawkins, of Franklin county,.
N. C. ; Miss Jane A. Hawkins and the host.
-i The review and marking of tbe exam- !
ination papers of the applicants who ap
peared before the State Board of Pharmacy . ,
and made application for license to prac
tice pharmacy, at the meeting recently held
in Ashevllie, nave just been completed, and
certificates of proficiency have been award
ed by Mr. Wm. Simpson, of this city, to
the following gentlemen : Wm. H. Justus,
Hendersonviile; B. W. Wells, Salisbury;
Jj E. Curry, Gastonia; Frank T. Smith,
Franklin; John M. Wagner, Statesville; C.
A. Raysor, Asheville. Lord Gran
ville's first agent was named Corbin, and
it was undoubtedly in his honor that
Hillsboro; was first called Corbinton. It
was this man Corbin wbo was succeeded
by Childs. after whom tbe town was named
secondarily. Greensboro, N. C.
August 24. Register of Deeds Causey
boarded tbe train for High Point this morn
ing. whither he goes to answer a charge
preferred against one of his official acts. It
seems that a magistrate at that place to
whom Register Causey had furnished blank
marriage licenses having his signature, is
sued one of those important documents for
the marriage of a couple, in which the lady
is only eighteen years of age. The father
of the girl, being opposed to the match,
sues Mr. Causey for (200 damages.
We leain that. at the term of Johnston
Court recently -ended Solicitor Argo was
presented by the grand jury for inattention
to duty, j Inasmuch, however, as the jury
did not specify in what tha inattention con
sisted the Judge on the bench did not ask
the drawing of a bill of indictment of some
member $the bar as he would probably
have doneiiT another case. It is under
stood that the habits of the Solicitor have
for some while been so unfortunate that he
has at times been unable to perform the du
ties of bis office.