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K rENNSXLVANUPEMOCKACt.
he Pennsylvania Democratic
bMform is so worded as to prevent
lit in the party in that State.
a a Jail ism threatened to force the
e ulcrucy into a false attitude.
er, having declared himself as un-
ltirably opposed to TarifE reduction
Randall went on the Committee on
olutions and joined in reporting,
, that the National Democratic
platform of 1884 was to be! reaf-
irnieo
; and, second, that there must
reduction of the surplus by using
id m
wj the public debt. There is
pairiem in that. Nay more,
thcri is no Samrandallism in it either,
wi r 'joice to Bay. Use the large sur
pi is taken already from the pockets
of tin people by excessive taxation
anl
pply it to liquidating the! great
war debt. 1 hat meets an obligation
of l)onor and does not violate
the
CoKslitulion. I ' I
P
clare
Pennsylvanian Democrats
de-
in favor of a dual plan of re
duction. First, reduce the whiskey,
beer,
tobacco and wine tax, and then
the
the h
izhj duties under the War
Tanff. We prefer to cut down
th
e
War Tariff on necessaries before cut
ting down the war tax upon j luxu- I j
nes. in otner words, reduce tne
Tariff first, and then reduce tb In
ternal px if it be necessary. But do
not krust Rindall. He ha' i been
treacherous before, and ' more
once, as all know who know
than
any
thing of his career. A man kept in
the Congress by j Republican gerry
minder is not to be trusted
in a
crisii. ( I . ' - j J
e .Democrats m Congress should
.
no
vote to cut down the Internal
tax due dollar
unless they be posi-
.tivMV
assured that there will be a
cutting down of the uncon
heroic
stitutional War Tariff. The Presi
dent, ex-Secretary Manning, Secreta-
ry Fiirchild
and : Mr. Carlisle are
all
tio
derstood to favor a reduc-
o the Tariff as the first
and
most important act to be
performed by the Congress. Then
reihiai the tax on tobacco as a com
promise! j But let the whiskey, bier,
cignrs a nd wine tax remain, j That is
what ought to be as long as. there ia
a dollir of pensions, interest and
pnnci aTof the war debt to be met.
The Pennsylvania Democrats "ful
ly indorse the administration of Pre
Bident Cleveland."; That is, they are
in lvA with all he has done, includ
ing Civil Service and anti-silver de-
liveraiices. And yet it is understood
that! ic Pennsylvania there has been
as much, of a turning out of Republi
cans s sj in - any other State. This
looks little inconsistent, to hurrah
for ihd lritiah syBtem of life-tenure
and .then "fully indorse" turning out
thousands of Republicans, the most of
whom were' competent officials.
To !' indorse," means a great
deal, :md may involve the excessive
ly enthusiastic in much inconsisten
cy. I n ,he maiD, the praise of the
President is richly deserved. He
hasjdane well no doubt, in must
things, s.nd we join in b ..-..I'y com
ffiendif him for it.
The indorsement of the course of
Mr. G a Jstone and Mr. Parnell, and
the sy apathy expressed for Ireland
and Homo Rulo are timely ar.d ap
propriate. American Democrats can
not fail tobeia sympathy with all
opprei!8 d peoples, and to feel a pro
found interest in tho preservation, or
the eitablishing where it does not
exist, lo3al self-government. In the
main his deliveranoes of the Penn
sylvania Democracy are judicious,
frank
. i
and earnest as they appear
.10 us.
A SHORT STUVY FOR FARMERS.
that the farmers had
n the Congress. They
do not! need protection, but they do
need justice. Thev have been bled
by the Republican phlebotomists for
a quarter of a xenturv and now it
is higii jtime that the depleting prac
tice had stopped and a more gener
ous
nourishing system eetab-
hshedl
Tj hj farmers are now to be per
suaded jthat a high tax on i foreign
goqdd
is necessary! to give them a
market for the products of the
The Protectionists; are : at
horh
f ar n.
lea it
ingenious in devices, and fruit-
VOL. XVIII.
ful in expedients. They use 'one
Cry nntil - the country finds oat it is
false and alluring, and then they get
a new rallying slogan and there is
an universal chorus j in the grand
ooncert of high tax howlers. The
farmers must exercise intelligence
and not allow themselves to be bam
boozled by politicians , and selfiqh
monopolists, ' their clacquers and
prgans. ; 1'" ; ;',;.::.;..'
I The last dodge of the Protection-
w manuiacnures nana jup
cities and towns; 'that this increases
population; and that this creates a
home market for the products of the
farm... This looks well on naner.
i: r r
What are the facts. It is shown b y
the censns of 1880 that in thirty
years the population of the cities has
increased four fold, while the popu-
lation of the country has not doubled.
How then comes it to pass that
with this rapid, immense increase ofTnating system if it can be bo called.
T.ne.cities tnac prices ot tarm . pro-
j ducts have ruled so low? Ah,please
teU why? The Washington Post
throws light just here, and it is
needed.: ' It says: I" -; !":'' :- - :' . "!j
.7. . r. - w !. . i
1 "A sufficient answer ought to be that
prices are generally lower than in 1850 and
that a large proportion of the product has
to be exported to find a market. Take the
two great staples of cotton and wheat.
The price ol the former in 1850 was from
eleven to fourteen! eents a pound in New
York. It is not worth over ten cents a
pound in that market to-day. In 1870 we
exported 65.98 per cent, of the crop; in
1885, 68.89 per cent. -
t "So with , wheat. The price in- New
York in 1850 ran from $1.09 to $1.50 a
bushel. Its export price in 1885 was
eighty-six cents and it is less than . that
now. In 1850 we exported 22.43 per cent,
of the crop; in 1885, 26.55 per cent.
i "Corn was worth from 55 to 72 cents a
bushel in 1850 and our exports were 0.98
per cent, of the production. In 1885 we
exported o.at per cent, at an average price
of 54 cents a bushel and that 'is about the
price now. j A '
I i "The same may bo said as to the prices of
bacon, butter, cheese, lard, oats, tobacco
and wool. They are all lower than in 1870
and most of them than in 1850. It ap
pears, therefore, that the staple products of
agriculture are mostly lower in price
now than in low, ana that a
larger share of the corn, cotton i and
Wheat crops has I to be exported ; now
than then, in spite of the great increase in
the number of cities and the much larger
proportion of our people who now live in
cities." I ;. : - i
The Protectionists assume as facts
three propositions that are not estab
lished; first, that the cities increase
because of the High Tariff; second,
that the great increase of urban pop
ulation has furnished a market for
farm products; and third, that this
increase of population ;in cities has
made prices of jfarm products remu-
Ierative and satisfactory. All this is
ssertion and unproved. It is bosh.
It deceives and is meant to deceive.
Let the farmers keep their eyes wide
Open and watch. Professional schem
ers and tricksters are eternally plot
ting the ruin of the farmers. They
have but few friends among politi
cians, it is the j"dear people" in the
canvass, but the people pay dearly
fjr the hugging after the election is
oyer and the politicians are installed.
Protection means high taxes for the
farmer and for the laboring classes.
A multiplication of small indus
tries is beneficial, It gives employ
ment to people who have a hard time
to live. It increases trade and it de-
velopsr trucking.
But it is not ne
a great crushing
cessary to retain
War Tariff to cause a diversifying of
industry and a multiplying of small
manufactures. . I' .
It is eternally false that
hi ?h tax- I
ation enriches.
It is forever 1 trne
that high taxes are a burden and a
curse, it is a monstrous aDsuraiiy
that the road to wealth is through
high taxes. It is a positive denial of
justice and right. when the farmerV
are prevented from sellingjwhero they
can sell highest j and ' from buying
where they can buy cheapest. !
speaket Carlisle, the ablest of
Democrats in the House of Repre
sentatives, and a' genuine statesman
of a high moral grade, is to make a
canvass in Ohio.
He has given out
what he will do.
pose to discuss
He does not pro
the war issues or
other issues of twenty years ago; but
to discuss live and important issues.
Re venue reform j will be his main
thume. This announcement leads
tho New York Times to say:
'j'But there is one live and real issue to
which we should be glad to see him give
some attention, and that is what will.the
Democratic majority do about the tariff in
thanext House. We know what be thinks
they oueht to do, -and we agree with him.
But the pertinent question is, How will
they deal with the little gang of Randallites
who prevent them from doing it T A solu
tion of this problem would greatly simplify
the! question whether it is worth while to
elect Democrats in order to secure tariff re
form" .. ! i j i-. . I ." '
The Asbeville
der a mistake as
calculating the!
member of deaths
Citizen labors on
to the manner of
death rate. J The
and the death rate
are quite
distinct. The deaths in
Asbeville for Jane are given at 31.
The death rate is
over 53.1 in the
no disposition to
1,( 00. We have
exaggerate the.
death rate. We
would be glad to know it was 8 or
io The Charleston and Savannah
papers oompute as
the Stab does and
so do an neaitn
journals. The fact
is,
31 deaths in a
town of 7,000 or
8,000 were very great; When H gets
up to 50 in Wilmingtonin a month,
a rare case fortunately, the' Stab
has used it to try and stir up the
psople to the necessity of sanitation
and sewage and pare water.
XHB ANDOTBB THBOIOGY.
Many ot the readers of the Stab
are aware of a good deal of discus
sion in the North relative to the opin J
ions of .the Professors at the long
famous Andoyer Theological School.
Those teachers of theology have be
come highly advanced in their views
and they teach
logy from that
ajvery different theo
taught at the equally
famous Princeton
School. The two
schools are Presbyterian, but the An-
dovcr scholars have left the "old
paths" and have
been in many wan-
dering theological
mazes lost for a
long time. The have been tried and
one or 'more found guilty of hetero
doxy, we believe. ;
There is a brilliant, scholarly band
of theologues in New England who
are sedulously, engaged m formula
ting a "new theology" and in making
converts to their specious and fasci-
We have readi
bply two of the books
and they are
learning, and,
works of power, of
one of them, of rare
attractiveness of style.
i
The whole
scheme is revolutionary, destructive
J!
and rationalistic. It will end in an
open rejection of all inspired revela
tion or in downright Agnosticism.
But our purpose is not to discuss
the "new theology" or "the Andover
renaissance," but to refer to Borne ex
cellent work from the pen of a young
Presbyterian j minister residing iu
North . Carolina. We should be
pleased to know that he is a native
of North Carolina with North Caro
lina blood in his veins. Rev. Samuel
M. Smith, pastor at. Washington, has
contributed tlo! Tlie Presbyterian
Quarterly for July 1887, a paper oc
- 1
cupying nearly thirty pages
in re-
view of this Andoyer theology.
We
read it with care and interest.
It is
an uncommonly elcver discussion. It
i i :
is eminently clear, forceful, logical
and scholarly. It! shows a thorough
study of the already somewhat ex
tensive literature of the theological
renaissance, and a perfect under
standing of the masters of "the old
school." Mr. ! Smith dissects the new
theology with the skill of a practiced
theological surgeon and completely
exposes the weak joints as well as the
oorrupt spots in the strange monster.
- j I -1
We feel under, special obligations to
Mr. Smith. We confess he helped to
clarify our perceptions and aided us in
penetrating
excentricities
ho
weaknesses and
t n a T r xrr oiraf am
presented in such pleasing and
even
brilliant garb,
-shown to be
The
new
light
is
an ignis fatuus
.-
the
r
new theology is
found to be old
heresies revamped and
restated un-
der more alluring forms; the free
dom of faith is ascertained to be a re
nouncing of the I best theology of
the world through the centuries a
rejection of thatjlhought which has
the concensus of I learning through
generations of scholars and has been
the comfort and joy of millions of
immortal souls redeemed and regen
erated. The examination is meth
odical, close, logical and conclusive,
It is indeed excellent work
' r
Col. John NJ Staples, of Greens
boro, is reported as saying :
"l do not believe you could raise a cor
poral's guard in North! Carolina in favor of
preaeni imernai revenue system, r
8 iud vyuiuuei iu lavur vi iree
drinks and free smokes, and in favor
of taxing blanketsj wool hats, trace
chains, cheap 'crockery, medicine,
Jcrockery,
food and cotton ties? We happen to
know a good many BCoreB of people
who are in favor pf taxing the lux
uries and taxing tnem nign.
Row in tbe Hollow..
! There was a lively row in the Hoi
low last night, and in the melee
police officer Flanagan lost his hat
and police officer (ireen got a cut
lover the left eyel But the policemen
captured their man a burly West
India neero sailcW-and locked him
up in the guard house. .
j The negro was drunk and disorder
ly, and when the policemen attempt
ed to .arrest him! made a desperate
resistance, drawing a pistol with.
which he endeavored to shoot the
officers, and a horde of half drunken
men and women rushed to his assist
ance.
i The trouble began at the corner of
Mulberry and Nutt streets, and after
the officers had secured their prisoner
the crowd followed them to Front
street, throwing stones and making
several attempts to rescue the man.
After great .
difficulty he was
taken to the
City Hall and locked
up. One of
the men. engaged in
throwing stones1 j was taken in
custody by the j Mayor himself, who
happened to be on Front street near
Mulberry, at the time! of the distur
bance.
About the same time
that this dis
row began in
house onNutt
There were
turbance occurred, a
Mrs, Bryson's dance
street, near Walnut.
about seventy-five men and women
in the room. Two colored women
pitched in for a1 fight with a white
sailor, and for a time there was a per
fect pandemonium in the place. Of
ficer Kunold, who "was on that bgat,
went into the place to quell the dis
turbance, when the women jumped
on him, knocked him into a corner of
the room, struck him with a chair,
tore his coat, and in the melee robbed
him of his watch and chain. He man
aged to capture one of the colored
termagants, however, and fighting
his way out, lodged her in the guard
house.
WILMINGTON, N. 0., FRIDAY, EFlEMBi5K 9, 1887. :
WILMINGTON, N. 0. FRIDAY, . SEPTEMBER 9,
Recaptured. ;
The; Mayor! received a telegram,
yesterday from Supt; Steers of New
York stating that the . thieving wash-;
erwoman Josephine McElroy alias
Rose Nesbitt, whose arrest and escape
were mentioned in the Stab, has
been again arrested and would be
held for a requisition until 10 la.' m.
Wednesday. " Sergt. J?.' T. Skipper,
of the police force of this city, left
here' last night for Raleigh to procure
the necessary papers. He will thence
proceed to New York and bring the
woman back to this city. - j " j
' The following telegram in relation
to the second arrest of the woman,
was received by the Star last night:
Josephine1- McElroy,' the young
mulatto, who escaped from police
headquarters Thursday, was recap
tured yesterday, and was arraigned
in the Dolice court to-day. She is
wanted in Wilmlneton. N. C. on a
charge of embezzlement. The woman
witn ner cnud was . remanaea xo
await reauisition from the Governor
of North Carolina. She was captured.
through the efforts to regain posses
sion of her child which she could
not carry away when she escaped.
meeting; of tne Incorporators or tbe
Standard Car coupling cotnpeny
Election of Officer, &e. L
The incorporators ofthe Standard
Automatic j Car Coupling Company
met yesterday afternoon at the office
of the Ailantic Coast Line in this city
and the following' Directors were
elected
T. W. Talbot, J. L. Farmer, R. J.
Southall, E. J. Thorpe, W. A. Riach,
F. H. Stedman, J. Bisset and J. H.
Davis. ' i-
A meeting of the Directors was then
held and the following officers unani
mously elected for the ensuing year
W. A Riach, President. I
TW. Talbot, Vice President.
E. J. Thorpe, Sec'y and Treasurer.
R. J. Southall, General Agent.
All the above officers are practical
Railroad men and are very sanguine
of success, i Their models have been
already exhibited to many of the
Southern Roads and have met with
universal favor, a notable feature be
ing that Railroad officers most famil
iar' with couplings are the most en
thusiastic as to its merits. Cars will
now be equipped and full tests made
at an early day, and the General
Agent of the Company will travel
throueh the different cities in the
North and West giving tests of the in
vention to Railroad officers prepara
tory to the final tests to be made at
the next Convention of the Master
Car Builders Association.
A Conjured Dariter.
A young colored man applied to
Justice Millis yesterday for a warrant
for the arrest of a woman who had
cast a deadly spell upon him a spell
that he was sure 'would work his
speedy dissolution. The -magistrate
didn't know that he could do any
thing for the sufferer, but asked him
to explain, and possibly he might
discern some salient point or projec
tion upon whlcn''te - case" .would
hang. The trembling darkey, hope
ful of relief, at once told his story.
He had been paying attention to a
dusky damsel whose charms had
captivated his fancy, and had pre
sented this object of his adoration
with his "pictur" a tin-type of the
highest order of art. Recently his
sweetheart "had gone back on him,"
and he learned to his horror, had
driven a nail through his picture, at
the place where his heart was sup
posed to be. He was certain that his
death would result from this unless
he could secure the picture, draw the
nail, and heal the wound, and he im
plored the justice to bring all the
powers of his learned legal mind up
on the ease and give him the aid he
sought. When he was told that it was
beyond the power of the law as laid
down in the Code to give him the re
lief he craved, he was distressed be
yond expression, and took his depar
ture in tears and trembling.
JL Tonns Girl Entrapped.
The police were instrumental yes
terday in saving a young girl from- a
life of infamy and shame. The girl
was found in a disreputable house on
South Fourth j street, where she had
been an unwilling inmate for the
past three days. - She was a plain
country girl, plainly dressed, with a
face that was not unattractive. She
gave her! age as sixteen years, and
said that her home was in Sampson
county, a few miles from Clinton.
The women of the house offered no
opposition . to her leaving and
she readily accompanied a policeman
to the City Hall, where she told her
story. She said she came to the city
on an excursion train, and at the in
vitation of a young woman she called
'Carrie,''! and whom she had known
in -Samoson, went to the house as a
guest to spend a few days, not know
ing its character.'
She said that she was anxious to re
turn home, but was entirely, without
means to! do so, and some members
of the police force, in the kindness of
their hearts, made up a purse and
paid her fare to her home, putting
her in charge of the conductor on the
north bound train that left the city
last night. . I
Rocky mount Fair.
The stockholders of the. Rocky
Mount Fair held their meeting yes
terday and concluded to have their
next Fair November 16th, 17th and
18th, inclusive. Each stockholder paid
in ten dollars to start with, intend
ing not to go in debt. Supervisors to
each department were appointed.
Thn raftinfir will be a snecial feature.
The premium list will soon be made
out and published.
Full of Work.
Great activity prevails in the shops
of the Wilmington and Weldon rail
road in this eity. And the same
pleasant state of affairs exists in the
shops of the Wilmington, Columbia
: sn,
and Augusta at Florence? and of the
Carolina Central at Laurinburg.
This is an encouraging sign. It shows
that the railroads are prospering.
and it elves constant employment to
a large number of mechanics and
other workers. -
Steamboat Inspection tawi,
It is not generally known, bat it is
nevertheless. -a fact, - that the steam
boat inspection laws ., of the United
States prohibit, tug-boats -, from car
rying other persons than their crews,
whether such persons . are carried for
hire or not, except under certain limi
tations. The act, passed at the last
session r of .Congress, provides '.that
any steam, vessel engaged in the busi4
ness of towing vessels,, rafts, or water
craft of any kind and not carrying
passengers, may' be authorized and
licensed by the supervising inspector
of the distriot in which said steamer
shall be employed j to carry on board
such number of persons, in addition
to its crew, as the supervising inspec
tor in his -judgment- shall deem ne
cessary' to carry ; on - the legiti
mate : business of such towing
steamers, not exceeding however, one
person to - every . net ton of measure
ment of said steamer; provided, how
ever, that the' person so allowed to be
cajcried, shall not be carried for hire.
Section second provides that every
steam vessel licensed under the fore
going section, shall carry and have on
board in accessible places, one life-
preserver for every person allowed to
be carried, in addition to those pro
vided for the crew of such vessel." j
Receipts of Naval Stores. !
The statement of receipts of naval
stores at this port, from the begin
ning of the crop year April 1st to Sep
tember 1st, 1887, as compiled and
posted at the Produce Exchange,
shows an increase of 6,147 casks of
spirits turpentine, as compared with
receipts for the same period in 1886,
and an increase of 2,819 barrels in the
item of crude turpentine. There has
been a decrease of 5,088 barrels in the
receipts of tar, and a decrease of
8,75?; barrels in receipts of rosin in
the same period. , The figures given
are as follows :
1886 Spirits turpentine,33,643 casks;
rosin, 152,459 barrels; tar, 25,616 bar
rels; crude turpentine, 11,933 barrels.
1887 Spirits turpentine,39,789 casks;
rosin, 143,707 barrels; tar, 20,528 bar
rels; crude turpentine, 14,752 barrels.
River and Harbor Improvements.
Capt. W. H. Bixby has just re
turned from a tour of inspection in
the vicinity of Morehead City. He
examined Harlowe Creek, where
Capt. Lord is located with a dredging
machine. This machine is known as
the Call "Dredging Machine, and is
expected to do more work than the
one now used on the lower Cape Fear.
It is said to be capable of digging
one thousand . yards of mud a day,
Work will be 'commenced about the
first of October.
Capt. .Bixby also made his semi
annual visit of inspection to Fort
Macon and found that the late storm
blew the chimney off the hospital,
tore down fences and carried off all
the loose wood work, but no very ma
terial damage was done. The Port
lW beea ft great centre of attraction
to the visitors at Morehead City this
season, and it is estimated that over
one thousand people have visited it
during the last three months.
The work lately doneat Shackel
lord point, jjeauiort Harbor, in
the way of revetting four hundred
feet of jetty with: large stone blocks
weighing a half ton each protected
this jetty against the recent storm,
and the high tides, and renders the
work permanent. As a consequence
of this work Shackelford point has
in the last two years been extended
seaward, with a breadth of over, one
thousund feet and a length of nearly
half a mile, and there is every indica
tion that the harbor entrance will
steadily improve. There, is now a
depth of fourteen feet on the bar at
low water, with a channel perfectly
straight and ' twenty-five feet depth
inside to Morehead City railroad
wharf. -
Work will also be commenced on
Black river and the upper Cape Fear
on October the first, and, will con
tinue until stopped by high water or
lack of funds.
Capt. Bixby says on account of the
freshets in the Neuse and Contentnea
rivers work had to be discontinued
for the present. A new light draught
steamer is to be put on these two
rivers to ply between Kinston and
Snow Hill, and connect with the New
Bern boats.
A Fight Between an Eagle and ct
Mr. W. S. Warrock, who lives on
the sound saw a strange fight a few
days since between a cat and an
eagle. It seems that the cat went out
to hunt a rabbit and while hunting
was pounced upon by a large eagle,
who probably mistook her for a rab
bit. Then commenced a curious
fight. The cat clawed the eagle so
savagely that it immediately soared
high up in the air, hurrying its talons
deep into me cat s necs,.
Finally, however the eagle began
to tire and descended again, where
upon the cat broke loose and ran.
The cat when last heard from was
well and hearty, and her involuntary
ride in the air seems to have benefit
ted her. -
Tne Thieving; Wasnerwroman. .
The colored woman, ? Josephine
McElroy, alias Rose Nesbitt, has es
caped from .her prison in New York
city and no trace up to the present
writing has been found.
Mayor Fowler to-day received the
following telegram ;
'Josephine McElroy escaped Uast
night will notify you as soon as sne
is found. ji v otiuuws,
' "Assistant Superintendent."
Later. Mavor Fowler received an
other telearam which said that the
baggage and child are still in custo-
rtv. but the woman coma not De
found. Therefore there is a prospect
of Mr. Covinferton and others recov
ering their effects, even if the woman
is not round. '
We note the arrival of a car
load of furniture at Raleigh for the
Peace Institute. Also, that it was
-manufactured in Asheville. Well, we
don't make any furniture nere, dul
the Acme Manufacturing Company,
of this city, can furnish the material
for the mattresses, &o.
1887.
WASHINGTON. j
Trade Dollars Redeemed Tbe Fish
eries t'oarerenceUespltal : Advices
from Key West Tbe Ute Indians
' By Telegraph to the Morning Star.
WASHINOTOW. Sep. 1 Trade dollais
redeemed to date amount to $7,153,000
The Treasury people brieve that hut ; few'
more are outstanding
Until officially ad?ieu ot Use appoint
ment of negotiators by the Briiitb govern
ment to consider the questioos in dispute
between , tbe Uniu-d 3htes nod Great,
Britain, relative lu tbe flaberies.il is pusti-
ble that no selection will be made by tbe
representatives of 4 bo United States go
vernment. It. is believed at tbe Depaitment
of State that tbe first conference will be
held some time during tbe fall cr next
winter. ' Tbe pUce of meeting has not yet
been decided upon, but tbe indications ate
that the negotiator will meet firs in Wash
ington and then proceed to Hat. fax. .. : '
A dispatch from Key, West, Fl , was
received this morning at tbe office of .the
Marine llospual Service, whica ataied
that the number of cases of yellow fever
up to September 1st, was 274, and the num
ber or deaths oa;. aa increase or 17 cases
and 9 death 8 in tbe past nine days. The
situation la regarded at the office as slight
ly favorable, siece the mortality is. on
tbe whole, comparatively low as yet. New,
case are almost entirely confined to chil
dren.
Gen! Terry informs the. War Depart
ment of tbe receipt of tbe following tele
gram from Major 'Kiudlett, dated ifort
Duchesne. August 80th: "Dawsou with
.his troops, Indian Agent Byrnes and the
headmen or tbe Utes. started yesterday to
meet Gen. Crook and Go?. Adams at Hook.
er. The Utes are all on the reservation.
There are no fears of any leaving it. This
can be assured the people of Colorado."
Washington, Sept . 2. The Evening
Star this afternoon publishes the following:
"There will be a measure brougbtirorward
by tbe tariff reformers as soon as Congress
convenes, which will HEely have the en
dorsement of tbe Administration. Tbe.
President. Secre'ary of .the Treesury and
Speaker Carlisle have been considering the
matter since Congress adjourned, aud it is
not improbable that tbe pr-sent visit of
Mr. Carlisle to the President at Oak View
ill result in the culmination of their plan.
It is possible that the Speaker's visit to
Washington t Ibis lime was expreatly lor
the purpose of consulting with tbe Presi
dent upon this subject, it Is expected bt
the Treasury Department that Secretary
Fairchild. who is now on his vacaliou, wiil
soon return to Washington. It is probable
that he comes to meet the President and
Mr. Carlisle. The result of the Allen to wd
Convention is quite satisfactory to the tariff
reformers. They propose to take advan
tage of tbe situation and present a plan for
a reduction or the revenues. The plan
beine prepared will conform strictly with
the tariff resolution they adopted, as it is
construed by the President It will abolish
tbe tobacco tax, but leave the whiskey tax
where it is, and will make a large reduction
in the customs duties on the necessaries of
life, in accordance with tbe President's
sentiments on the subject Ibe internal
revenue feature is admitted as a com
promise, and will be tolerated only in con
nection with a very positive reduction of
the customs There will ba no acknowl
edgment of protection.. It ia likely that tne
reduction of customs will bemoresefping
than Randall would agree to, though it is
hoped that the whole parly can bo brought
to wot k together harmoniously. Congress
man bcott. of Pennsylvania, was in Wash
ington shortly before the Allentown Con
vention, and talked the matter ov3r with
the President and Secretary Fairchild. Ed
itor Sisgerly conferred wish the President
likewise, it will be remembered, in bis
vacbt on the Potomac. The Administra
lion is iuiiy commuted to a strong auuuae
on the tariff. While there has been no gen
eral conference of a large number of men
in one place, there have-been important
consultations between individual leaders
and the President. -
man of the Ways and Means Committee in
the next House, is in the city and has had
conferences wiih Mr. Carlisle
"The Bureau of Statistics has been call
ed upon fot figures on customs duties, to
show just where the most effective rcduc
tions can be made, and bow the revenues
would be effected thereby."
Washington. Sept. 2. The Seaboard
& Roanoke Railroad Company, for itself
and its associate corporation, the Seaboard
Air-lane, has filed with tbe inter-Slate
Commission a response to the complaint of
the New. York. Philadelphia and Norfolk
Railroad. The respondents deny that tbey
have practiced discrimination or refused
any reasonable facilities for the inter
chanae of traffic. Kespondents charge in
return a variety of short-comings, past and
present, against the complainant Ke
8pondent8 in -conclusion submit that the.
netition of comDiainant should be dis
missed, ou the ground that an arrangement
for the conduct of through businnss has
alreodv been projected and agreed to by
the authorized agents of complainant and
respondent corporations.
Washtnoton, Sept 3. Jfivery arriving
traio brings to the city large numbers of
medical men. and this influx is expected to
continue until the 9th. The International
Conerees is opened by President Cleveland
on next Monday morning, special trains.
special cars and special boats are looked
for to-night and to-morrow, bringing re
cruits for the army of doctors already in
thecitv. Tbe members of tbe Southern
Dental Association, who have been in con
vention at Fortress Monroe, are expected
here to-night on a special boat, and will at
tend the congress, ine omcers or me
Congress to be proposed by the Executive
Committee are:
President Nathan 8. Davis, M. D., LL.
D.. Chicago. .
Secretary General John D. Hamilton,
M. D.. Supervising Surgeon General
United States Marine Hospital Service.
Treasurer JS. S. JT. Arnold. M. v., u
R. C. S . Newport. R. I.
Chairman Finance Committee Richard
J. Dunglison. M. D . Philadelphia.
Chairman Executive uommiitee uenry
O. Smith. M. D.. Philadelphia.
Associate Secretary Wm. ii AtKinson,
Philadelphia.
A number of medical societies, composed
of specialists and some of the physicians in
general practice, have been in session on
ring the current week, and a majority . of
their members remain to swell the gather
ing at tbe International Congress, either as
members or as interested spectators.
INDIANA.
Outrages by a Gang of Lawless Men
in Harrison county.
By Telegraph to the Morning Star.
New Albany. Sept l.i-Tnesday night
a gang of lawless men in Spencer township.
Harrison county, calling themselves
'White Caps, took from his bed John
Hildebrant.a popular citizen who last April
nan AloAtAi) 4MfitiA nt tllA tIAftAA hv TtAftrlv B.
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unanimous vote, and tied him to a tree.and
beat him unmercifully . with hickory
switches. They told , him they were not
pleased with his decisions, aud charged
him with crueltv to his family.
i The same nieht.at Deoauw. thev warned
a saloon keeper to stop selling liquor, and
at Frenchtown they awakened the post
master, Paul Hentiette, told him what they
had been doing, and ordered him, under
penalty of a hundred iasnes, to spread me
news auick. They had previously warned
a widow named uougneny mat sue mast
-not marrv a voung man to whom she is
engaged. Jer menus nave organizeuior
her protection.
CHICAGO.
Tbe Attorneys for the Boodlers Claim
to bave Blade a StartllnglDlseovery.
By Telegraph to tbe Morning Star.
Chicago. Sent. 8. Thtfattorneys for the
convicted Cook county ;hoodlers claim to
have made a startling discovery of a vital
error in the recent trial, totally invalidating
the findings . One of the lawyers said yes
terday that it was nothing less than that
the Illinois consniracv statute was illegal
This is the law under which the anarchists
as well as the boodlers were convicted.
;N0.44
GEOBOIA.
Resolatlons Adopted by tbe Farmers'
Alliance of Thomas County Tb An
il PrehlbltloBsts Gov. Gordon . and
tbe Lessees or TsnvlctsBx President
Davis to Attend tbe Fair at niton, j
Macon, G A. , Sept. l,--A special to the;
Telegraph from Thomasville. Ga. gives tba
foUowiig resolutions which explain tbemn
selves . . :'. - ,r - -
Whebkab. We. members of the Fnr ca
rs Alliance of Thomas count v. G . havn
had our attention called to a set of resolu
tions passed by the so-called Farmers' Al
fiance oi tne mate or inoiana, wmcn are
alike insulting to the Presilent of the Uni
ted States and the people thereof: and!
whereas, it is contrary to the principles of
bur order to interfere with political and re
ligious Questions of the countrv. be it h
Betohed, That we hereby express our uo-
!nnaliflfl cnnHnmniitinn nf - tho insnltirto
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message sent to President Cleveland, and
denounce the motive which inspired it- aa
unworthy and dishonorable to any body of
Alliance men. - j
Resolved further. That the President aud
Secretary of this Alliance are herev in
structed to- forward a certified coov of
these I resolutions to the President of the
United States. j
.Signed J Robert Alexander,
t I '- .Secretary County Alliance. !
Attest : A. W. Ivey, President. I
Atlahta, Bept 1. The Anti-Prohibi-
tionists this morning started out lists ask
ing the Ordinary to call another election on
the Question to be held on the 26th of No
vember. It was decided by them to make
no public canvass until , tbe close of the
Piedmont Fair, unless the Prohibitionists
precipitated matters to that extent. It is
not known whether the Prohibitionists will
agree to a quiet campaign or not ! i
Gov.i Gordon, aided by Attorney General
Anderson, sat as a court to-day to hear tbe
case against certain convict lessees as1 to
'whether their leases should not be an
nulled.! The lessees' attorneys made tbe
point that the Governor bavin? been at one
time a lessee himself, and still on tbe bond
iof lessees, could not hear the case. Under
the advice of the Attorney General tbe
ivernor held that he had the right to hear
t. Testimony as to cruelties practiced up-
pon convicts was then given and the court
djourned until next Thursday.
Macon. September 1. Ex-President
efferson Davis has accepted the Invitation
tp attend the State Fair in Macon on Octo
ber 26. On that day there will be a grand
reunion of all - surviving ex-Confederate
soldiers who can get here. President
Northen, of the State Fair, arrived here to
night from Beauvoir. He found Mr. Davis
suffering a lUtle from a wound received In
bis foot in the Mexican war. Mr. Davis
ff.id he would rather visit Macon than any
city this far south. He would be delighted
to once again look back on surviving Con
federate veterans,. Mr. Davis was cap
tured near Macon. He was always a favo
rite here, and his acceptance of the Invita
tion has set people wild with joy. Mr.
Davis will be provided with a special bed
room car, direct from his heme to Macon.
Ten prominent' citizens, most of whom are
his personal friends, will accompany him
to and fro. He will not be harrassed by
holding receptions or making speeches, as
his feeble health will not permit it. He
will review the veterans in the Stale Fair
Park, r Railroads will make close connec
tions and run with care and only at com
fortable speed in bringing him here.
1 he grandest reception ever given in tbe
entire country will be given ex-President
Davis, j The city will be decorated pro
fusely,! and the main street intersections
Will be covered with arches This will
probably be the last appearance of Mr
Davis berore the largest gathering of ex
Confederate soldiers, and will be made for
ever historical in tbe South. Many old
soldiers have already written for. the en
trance of the names of their regiments to
join a the grand reunion. A railroad rate
of one cent a mile will draw a hundred
thousand people. Georgia and the South
wm turn out en masse in this, probably tbe
last public demonstration to tue head of
the ex-Confederate Government.
TEXAS.
Terribly Destructive Rain Storm Tbe
Crops Greatly Damaged Business
Houses and Dtvelllngsswept Away
and ' many Railroad Bridges De
stroyed. . By Telegraph to the Morning Star.
Chicago. September 1. A Timet special
from Morgan, Texas, says:
The hardest rain that ever ieu in tnts
country began Tuesday night, and has con
tinued' without cessation. The damage to
farmers in the low valley , lands in every
portion of the country is estimated at thou
sands of dollars. All of the railroads are
badly damaged and it will be many days
before any of them can move trains.
The following business houses with all
of their goods were swept down the Basque
river: I Sellers & Hamilton, dry goods
store; Sam Franks, grocery store; M. Mc-
Hall. groceries; J. H. Justice, saddle shop:
Anderson, furniture store, and three cotton
gib. ' Nine residences were washed away.
iiesides these houses, which are entirely
gone, every house in the town is damaged.
Life is all that many of the citizens have
left. !
In Whiney, twenty-two miles east, int
Hill county, a' number of bouses, were
washed away. At Meridian a man. whoce
named could not be learned, was swim
ming to his house to try and save some of
the contents, when the water became too
swift for his strength; forcing him into
the current and drowning him. Between
here and Cleburn, ' a distance of thirty
miles, there were eight washouts on the
Santa Feroad. Three of the number are
large iron bridges, which span the Nolan
river at different points. On the Texas
Central. between i Morgan and Whitney,
two large iron bridges, which i have stood
storms for years, are completely destroyed.
Between here and Hico, on : the Central
road, thirty miles distant, there are eleven
bridges washed away. The losj to the
railroad is over f 1UU.UUU. No estimate can
yet be made of the loss in small towns and
to larms. :
MEXICO.
174 hV Consul Brlgbam,
at
Paso del
lOexlcan
Norte, assaulted by
Judge.
El Paso," Texas, September 1. At 4
o'clock : yesterday U. 8. Consul Brlgbam
and Mr. Cawart, U. 8. Agent of.the Maece
loais Apaches, went to the court room of
Judge Zuoia, magistrate at Paso del Norte,
to transact some business regarding tne re
covery ef horses stolen from the Indians.
They waited until 5 o'clock, and then went
to the residence of the Judge to see wny ne
did not come according to agreement, tie
told them his interpreter was ; hot present,
and he had more important business on
hand, and the Consul and ! Mr. Cawart
walked away. They felt insulted, and Mr.
Brigham said he would inform his govern
ment. Judge Zubia ran several steps down
the walk, and coming up Denino Air. Brig
ham, struck ihim a heavy blow over the
head. ' ' '
Judge Zubia. in an interview last night
regarding his assault upon Consul Brig-
tinm a.! "Rri tfliDTYi and CIswArt hull waltari
at the court room from 2 to 5 p. m. I did
not keep my engagement with them because
I bad been detained at home by a sick
.wife. My interpreter says the Consul used
language when speaking to me that the
Mexicans would call insulting, and that be
did not interpret more than half of it . to
me. Thereupon I ordered Cawart and
Consul Brigham from my residence. On
the street the Consul continued to use vio
lent language, and I, without any weapon,
rai down to him and struck him on tbe
head with my hand." The latter started
tohse his cane and Zubia ran into the
house and locked the door.
Consul Brigham has telegraphed a state
ment of tbe affair to Washington, corrobo
rated by agent Cawart.
Fisherman i and Farmer: A
colored man named John Lee, one of the
hands on the steamer Ranger, was drown
ed, at the mouth of Cashie river Saturday.
He fell from a raft.
Charlotte Hornet: Mr. Thos.
Hemby. an aged and highly esteemed : citi
zen of Union county, died at the homo of
bis son-in-law, Mr. Cicero Wilson, on the
e?ening ot August 29. after a lingering ill
ness. Mr. Hemby was 66 jears old, and
wbb regarded by the people of Union
county as one of their best citizens. Tbe
deceased was the father of Mr. W. 8.
Hemby, proprietor of tbe Chronicle.
Durham Recorder'. The Nash
ville Christian Advocate saye: "Bishop
Duocan proposes to devote the month of
September to mas meetings throughout
t he State of North Carolina in the in
terest of Trinity College. This is Episco
pal zeal according to tbe gospel by Wesley
and Asbury." The idea of one of' the
Bishops canvassing North Carolina for a
month or two, is due to Rv. Dr. Manguiu
of Chapel Hill,
Windsor Ledger : Rev. Wil-
liam HJ Bunch' died Sunday near Drew's
Station,1 this county, aged 76. Mr. Bunch
was well aud favorably known to our citi
zens, hiving been in tbe Baptist ministry
for upwards of 40 years, Mr. John
Mitchell. ,who lives near Windsor, was
thrown from a cart Monday by a runaway
horse and had his arm and three ribs
broken and his body otherwise badly mash
ed. Mr. Mitchell is one of our best and
most worthy citizens.
Oxford Torchlight: Elder J. .
A. Stradley closed a protracted -meeting of
a week at Island Creek last Saturday,
during which time there were 14 conver
sions. The old Oxford Hotel, we
learn, is to be torn down, and a handsome
brick building erected iu its stead.
Work Is progressing rapidly on the Oxford
& Clarksville railroad Messrs. Wright '
& Co., I the contractors, have about three
hundred hands rapidly pushing the -work
to completion. Engineer Moncure is now
engaged in making a survey from here to
Durham. -
Ijreen ville Reflector : Several
drunks and fights last week, all said to
have been caused by too much cider (?)
drinking. A'party of surveyors for
the Atlantic Coast Line, who are surveying
the rotito from Scotland Neck to Greenville
reached this place Saturday. During
the storm last Thursday afternoon light
ning stfuck a barn belonging to Mr Ruf us
Fleming, at Pactolus and set fire to it.
which caused it to be consumed. The
bsrn contained fifteen hundred pounds of
fodder1 and some farming Implements, all
of which were destroyed.
$mith ville Herald i "A move
ment bas been started by the Medical So
ciety of Johnston to erect a monument to
the memory of Dr. Telfair, whose remains
are buried in the town cemetery at this
place. I He was at the time of his death one
of the leading physicians of the county
Mrjl J. W. Morris, the clever railroad
agent at this place, has been promoted to a
more lucrative position, and will make
Fayetteville his headquarters. He will re
main here until the 1st of September, then
move to Fayetteville. We are pleased at
his promotion, but regret that it necessi
tates his removal from our midst.
Raleigh Visitor: Scuppernong
grapes are getting abundant at five cents n
quarty 4 Whole receipts of cotton from
1st September. 1886. to 1st September.
1887, 31,626 bales; whole receipts for same
time last year, 20,525 bales; increase in re- '
ceipta this year, 2,102 bales. Rev. J.
F. Butt, the pastor of the Brooklyn and
Macedonia Mission, is conducting a camp
meeting Under as arbor, on the N. C. R.
R., three and a half miles from tbe city,
which has been in progress for. several
days. The meetings are held at night as
well as in the day, and the interest is grow
ing. There have been a large number of
conversions.
Asheville Advance: The trial
or Cornelius Morgan and Pink Aiken,
charged with the killing of Louis Foreman,
which was commenced on Thursday last,
resulted in the acquittal of Aiken and tbe
conviction of Morgan for manslaughter.
The jury yesterday morning returned a
verdict to that effect. Judge Montgomery
sentenced Morgan to eight years imprison
ment in pie State Penitentiary. Flat
Creek camp meeting began last Friday and
will continue all this week. On Sunday
the large assemblage that had gathered
from many points, was addressed by tho
Revs. Kinnette, Parker, and Nolan. Tho
meeting is held under tho auspices of the
Methodist church.
Winston Sentinel: Greensboro
is o-h-Ve another tobaooo warehouse 150x
81 feet. The height of Moore's Knob,
as far as ascertained by tbe United States
Coast Survey is 2.572 feet. The Pilot
Mountain Baptist Association, held a few
days since, near Leaksville, is reported a
grand success in every particular.
One Church (Winston) contributed for all
objects between $1,700 and $1,800 Leaks
ville was not far behind. Four or five
hundred persons were added to the various
Churches composing the association during
the yean! This is a good work for 19 or 20
Churches. At the big coffee pot in Sa
lem this week, we saw one melon weighing
66 pounds, and 10 aggregating 503 pounds.
Goldsboro Argus: A telegram
to Mr. Cj C. Aycock brought the sad news
of the death of his mother, which occurred .
near Desark, Arkansas,, on tbe 26th ult. -She
was the relict of Colonel William Ay
cock, a former and very highly respected
citizen of this community, and leaves quite
a number of relatives and friends who are
deeply affected by the sad intelligence.
It is reported here this morning that a freo
fight occurred at Piney Grove, a colored
Baptist church five or six miles above here,
on yesterday. The trouble arose out of an
effort to elect a pastor. Some favored one
minister and some another, until sharp
words led to blows and tbe enactment of a
very disgraceful scene by Christians at
their place of worship on the Sabbath day.
Weldon News: Died, at his
residence near here on Saturday night last
Mr. William H. Ponton, aged 68 years.
It is with pain we chronicle the death
of Mrs. M. A. Squire, wife of Dr. W. R.
Squire, of Northampton county, which
occurred at the residence of her son-in law.
Dr. A. R. Zollicoffer, of this place, on the
24th of Augus after an illness of several
weeks. Mr. Pope says a great deal of
his cotton! is affected by this worm, and we
have heard complaints of them from others.
They made their appearance here in 1850
and again last year. The record for
the past two years shows that there have
been only twelve deaths among the white
population. They were caused as follows:
by railroad accident. 1; consumption 2;
heart disease 1; convulsions (baby) 1; gen
eral debility 1; rickets 1; spinal disease 1;
old age 1; summer complaint 2; unknown 1
(infant l. I will be noticed that not one of
these was 'from climate causes. -
Charlotte Chronicle: The
Commercial National Bank of Charlotte,
is tbe only United 8tatea Depository in
North Carolina. Some of the business ',
men and others along the line of the Char
lotte, Columbia & Augusta, and the Co
lumbia & Greenville roads, do not favor
Superintendent Talcott, and have entered
into a movement to secure his retirement if
possible. Mr. J..B. Burns, proprie
tor of the 'Burns House in Wadesboro, died
at that place at 12:30 o'clock yesterday
from a stroke of apoplexy. The ex
hibit is quite an interesting one, and shows
that Mecklenburg pays this year a' tax for
all State purposes ot $14,729.06, against
$19,311.67 in 1876, a reduction in one year
of $4,582.81 in State taxes. The school
tax this year is $l4,816.91,against $15,798.
85 last year, ani there Is a corresponding
reduction in the county tax wnicn was
$22,49(L04 in 1886. The county pays a total :
tax of $oT,766.58. and of this sum Char
fotto township alone pays $33,468.66, or
almost one-half of the whole taxes paid by
the county. A colored man named
Eli Smith appeared before Esq. Maxwell
yesterday, with his right arm slit ia a most
artistic manner by a razor. ' Eli and an
other darkey got into a quarrel about a wo
man and Eli got the worst of it. He did
not know the name of bis assailant.
W. T. R. IBklIi Sir: Your card in the is
sue of tbefCharlotte Chronicle, of August
28th, trying to answer facts with the facile
pen of Blander and denunciation does not
have a feather's weight with me. You
knew when you denied it that you wilfully
Ued, for you recognize the truth of the
article and must be hurt by the double
edged sword of truth. I stated truth and
nothing but the truth, aud stand by the
facts pablished. I am prepared to prove
them to your utmost satisfaction or social
annihilation. I exposed you in the interest
of morality. I believe I did a good work. ,
and the consciousness ot my integrity bids
me defy you. B. F. Tipton.
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