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WM. H. JbEEN AED, Editor and Prop'r.
TLMINGTON, N. C.
Friday! - - Septebbbr 9, 1887.
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THE FRAMING OP THE CONSTITU
! M J TIOJJ.
The Star, as its readers may re-
member, has no great confidence in
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the fairness and other historic qualifi
cations' of the New Jersey J. B. Mc-
Masteiiwho is now preparing a
Jtt . . . TT' J m. 1
ot tms country, ms nrst, voi-
aluable, not so much because
of any 'Treat power displayed, or for
his attempt to imitate the style of
Macaujay and the method of Green,,
! but because of the research he dis-
' plays. I His second volume is of far
leas interest and importance and
shows the 'narrowest prejudices and
' the thorough partisan. But the Star
has already delivered judgment on
the two published volumes. We re
fer to I the author now for another
In the Century Magazine for Sep
tembep there is a paper by him
that J has 'some value. It is entitled
"The Framers and the Framing of
therConstitution." . A study of those
times is always instructive. Mr. Mc
Master! has availed, himself of mate
rial not accessible to many to prepare
a readable and edifying essay. It
of course has more or less of the de
fects and excellencies of his historical
work. But it is less obnoxious to
criticism than bis two volumes are.'
It ia valuable and should be read.
He says William Blount, of North
Carolina, "was driven from the Sen
ate of the United States." He does
not state the offence. In giving the
names of the delegates in the Con
stittitional Convention from North
Carolina, he says they were Blount,
Alexander Martin, a soldier of the
Revolution, Richard Dobbs Spaight,
a native of Ireland, Hugh William
son, add William Davie. The Wil
liamj Davie referred to, was Gen
William TL Davin t.ho mnat onnanin.
uousj spldier probably of North Car
olina. I Mr. McMaster has made a
discovery. It is that the delegation
from Connecticut was "the ablest on
the floor" of the
Convention. W bo
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tion? llocer Sherman. William Sam-
uetohnson and Oliver Ellsworth. It
must I be admitted that these
are labia men. Look at the
Virginia delegation. There were
Gedrge Washington, James Madison,
Kdwal-d Randolph (one of the great
est I men ever born in Virginia),
George Mason, George Wythe, John
BIair, and James .McClurg. Look
at Pennsylvania Benj. Franklin,
JaredJ Ingersoll, George Clymer,
Thonaas Fitz Simons, Robert Mor
ris, and Gouverneur Morris. Surely
the "Virginia and Pennsylvania deld
gatsofis were not behind Connecticut.
If compelled to arrange the three
we; should place'Connecticut last.
glancing over the proceedings
Convention there are a few
that we may! note. In the
resoiations adopted the word "na-
tiohal occurred twenty-six times.
This offended many! States. This
word! was dropped.
were! very prominent throughout.
Virginia was the great Consoh
datioh State. North Carolina leant
thj bther way. We learn that
evfen in 1787 the differences
between ' the South and the
North were most I marked. It
is said that they were far apart in
mdnno.. AnotAM. a
, : vuoi,"o, t cuutwut. anu even
in trade. There was a third party in
tbp Convention. They disagreed
ith the then three great States
(cUparedwith the others) Massa-
chusetta, Pennsylvania and Virginia
in I their stronsr ' crovernmnnt
and tbey disagreed with North Caro
lifla, ew Jersey, Maryland, and
othef States in their j State Rights
views. . It is said that the latter
"loed on the States as so many
Separate nolif.inal anniatiaa. ,. v.
(the former) looked on the people as
on 3 g-eat political society of which
th ''States were merely districts of
PWPf" This is the growing idea in
-thj porth in 1887one hundred
years after the Constitution was
fra!med. The idea of Northern Re
publipans is a grand Nation, to wheh
thn States stand in the relation of
mere! provinces or districts as the
counties stand in relation to the
StAtes. Sound Democrats always
oppose this view as dangerous and
of North Car-
that the census
should be taken of
all free whites
and three-fifths of al
Gouverneur Morris (
a very able and
adcomplished man) ihoved that taxa
tion should be in DfoDortion to nnn
ul atien, North Carolina spoke out
that "it would never confederate
ubliss she had at Wast a three-fifths
r presentation for her slaves."(iLater
i i tjhe proceedings when two eom
promises vrere before the Convention
tha whole matter of a Constitution
tested upon this State. McMaster
Says that 16th July was a ereat dav
tWNotloes of MarrUsr
Respect, Resolutions of TnanKS, o., are cootou
tnr aa nrrilnarr aid vnrtlflementa. DQt Only ball
fm . .1 J - X. .Li..
because "on the rote then taken
nuogrjithe fate of the Constitution."
There was such a division among
the States that it looked as if I the
Constitution would fail after all the
deliberations. ; McMaster says: f
"Everything, therefore, turned on' tha
vote of North Carolina, uho to mm the
Constitution, deserted the great States (Vim
vt nisi ! PnnnpvlwanSa an1 lfaaflaAhnaaarta
joined with theamall, and the report passed
If .North Carolina had gone with
the four strong government States
the Constitution would have been
lost; I We learn also that the highest
legislative body was to be known as
"The Congress." So the Stab has
almost invariably written it. In a
demand . made by j South Carolina
"for the free importation of slaves"
w"e are told that Connecticut united
After the Constitution had been
framed and had passed its final vote
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it was to be submitted to the several
States'. Great fears were felt as to
its Ldoption. It. looked gloomy
enough. Sixteen members refused
to sign. Gerry feared a civil war
it would not be
of Virginia, refused! to sign, and said,
"a monarchy or a tyranny, he did
not know which," was about to' be
set up. The Maryland delegation
bad left in disgust. I Hamilton alone,
from New York, . signed. Grayson
and R. U. Lee, of Virginia, opposed
it. But it was adopted, State; by
State finally signing. North Caro
lina was the last to jsign but Rhode
Island. This was done in Novem
Thomas Jefferson was not a mem
He was Minister to France. It
this great work to secure the
twelve Amendments that were to
protect tbe States against the strong
government features of the Consti
tution as at first adopted. Patrick
and Richard Henry Lee Ire-
fused to serve: as delegates. Several
of tiie States that signed did so with
South Carolina four.
Ney Hamsphire twelve, Virginia
twejity, and New iYorlr thirty-two.
STRANGE vekdicts and tub
A personal friend, one of the old
natives of Wilmington, told us a few
weeks ago of an experience of his
with intelligent juries. He was de-
renaant in a suit. After the jury
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hadi rendered a verdict and been dis
charged, several called to congratu
late him upon the verdict, saying it
gave them .much pleasure to vindi
cate him. He inauired "How did
find?" "For the plaintiff." was
reply. "I an? the defendant "
said our friend. "Why, we thought
you were the prosecutor" said the
well informed jurymen
A Judge said to us not long ago,
that he thought in capital cases the
jury should consist of twelve men
anc all should agree, but in all other I
Maova uve men were enougn. unless I
intelligent men .ai-e selected to, try
cases the system is a humbug wheth-
ury be twelve, nine or five.
bociety demands ahd must have pro
tection. i he only way to secure it
is rigid law for crime and the strict
est;' promptest punishment ot enmi
A man got off the other day
A III . ' .1 ...
Aiaoaraa iiko this, riis name
Gunter. He got drunk, was arrested
by a captain of police and locked up.
He got sober, sent for the nolinpman
got him to send for frienda, jwas
Dauea on bis good behavior, went
home, loaded his gun, returned, jen-
icreu iue cruara-nousfe. iw
.1 i ,
writm ai a taoie, banged away.
killed his man, thinking, it was the
policeman Who arrested him, but it
was another can tain and nraa t
I f j v a i vvj
of .manslaughter land
He is rich.
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The defence corrupts the jury.
iue remote past, in .England! the
State was guilty! of the meanness
and cruelty often of bribing J the
jury. i5ut it is not so now. All of
the corrupting influences come from
thf defecce- Rifh and influential
all of the States have
due punishment by 'cor- I
measures. BUentts, jurors,
solicitors and iudfla W.
corrupted. Official subor-
nation of 'jurors
and lax instica
have done a bad
. I! I :
nave done a bad work in the North
and in the South
Law seems to
haye existed for the acquittal of bad
men and not for the. protection of
the innocent " and tha hi
ol! t..i. , . ; r"'
- vD ,.Ug, fcV uu aiiowea to
exist in any Statewhere it is possible
paoveui, ii, i m is very certain
that legislation should prevent! jury
packing. Purify the system, strength
enj the system that society may j have
a friend in the courts. If this is not
done the people will have, less and
less reverence for the system that has
been all through many centuries
closely identified with the liberty
and sacredness of the person!. No
one wishes to destroy the system if
it , is possible to improve itj But
three qualified, honest Judges b try
is a better system than twelve! igno
rant men, a part of whom are with
1 1 he next class at West Point will
start with 127. Some of the w;n
be dropped. ! Some 80 have already
mental and other diannftlinAf;-
mental and other disaualification.
Jjat now are the graduates each
Ti . ii . '
year oispoaed Lof ? The crop of
second lieutenants js already very
AN linrORTAIfT ItiaTTEB.
has written! to the J2d-
ueational JVetot of Philadelphia. con
cerning the schools) in North Caro
lina. It is not perhaps whollv cor
- -w 7-, 4-"j . j,
rect, bat it contains. matter for re-
flection. We copy a few segregated
paragraphs that our
readers may see
what is dent North.
If it is true
that the whites pay the school tax
and still the white publio schools are
inferior to the colored schools then a
wrong is being perpetrated and the
corrective hand is needed. We quote:
"One of the curinua lhini tn a. at rancor
iu the Old North 8tate ia the fact that so
far as the nil hi in anhhnln nr inmvml
those for the colored ! people are ia very
i- . . I.., . . . . .
uiucu ueuer con union inanj moae ior me
whites, and the great complaint everywhere
is that the white neonle nav thn snrl
the negroes get the schooling. It
Has been sain that thn nnlnron anhnnla tin.
der the existing law, are much better than
the white schools. The reason for this, as
VA einlniiiMi HTPnrairA la nhinAna Thannl
ored teachers are willing to work for much
less salarv than the whiles.! and ln nm
satisfied with very inferior school equips
meats and accommodations, As a result,
the colored schools are kept open fully
twice aa lone as those fnr white hilHrin
Many towns in the State have less than
four months' school for white children, and
some have none at all, simply because the
white citizens, who pay nearly all the
taxes, are unwilling that more than half of
these taxes shall be civen for the education
of the npcrrn fhilrirn I Thpv villin
that a liberal share of their money shall be
given for this purpose,! but not a major
part of it." - ' !I I "I i
"In some of the towns: t rhnnlst fnr thn
whites remain closed for a year or more at
a time, in the town ot Washington, for
instance, no public schools have been open
for white children for more than a year "
As far as we know;
the above is
I of the Su
correct. The decision
preme Court m the matter
special tax will in
the end work
much injury to the
:ause of popular
education we fear.
The regular cotton report of Hill,
Fontanel Co., of Memphis, repre-
sents the cotton prospects as poor for
West . 1 ennessee, North Mississippi,
North Arkansas and North Alabama.
It is impossible jto j tell until! you
gather a crop what it will be. A lit-
tle while back the prospect generally
in North Carolina and the South was
the brightest. Now it is doubtful if
a better cotton crop than that of
1886 will be gathered. The corn crop
has been very much injured, j The
fmit l.All nAn 1 n n . n . 1 f T I
a.uih up wao AltuuRb a I.UU1 laiiure.
Growing crops belong
to the same
class of uncertainties to
which a petit
jury and the result of an election be
The Boston Post, the old Demo
cratic paper of New England, is not
i I I i L
deceived by the cry for free drinks
and free smokes. Referring approv
ingly to the platform iof the Iowa
Democrats, it says
"Thtfie is no nnaairuiifv nt miaiaalnn tha
I f w tun .u u
Sentiments of the Iowa Demwrnov nn thn
SUOieCt of tariff rpfnrm thlrpanliifinna -oil
ing upon Congress for the immediate revi-
sion of our tariff laws
to a revenue basis,'
bdiI protesting against the reduction' of the
internal revenue tax on
wntsKey and tobac
cootinuing the pre-
CO 'tut the Durnose of
sent high tariff on the
Some of these rihraaes micht nrnrvtrlv
nccessaries 01 lire
as models for platform writers." , i
Maud S. made a quarter of a mile
in 30 seconds,
"Mr. Bonner has made Mnmhv n nrunt
of roan jjeldiDg ' Eeene Jim, record 2:19,
and valued at $7,000, I When he made him
the present, he said: iokirurlv. "I don't
care for the horses thai can't eo a Quarter
in better than 33 seconds "! Then Murphy
hiicbfd his gift to a j sulky and surprised
Mr DoDUtT bv drisinc f him a nnarlnr 99
sccoDds. Murphv has driven the hoise a
mile in 2:16.";
iue iNew Orleans
from the Star what jwas said
Virgibia and Mahone, and adds
"To which hCnlimHnla ka tn tnnal unti.
menu, of our able and sprightly brother of
we respond! with a
Protection for Rlee Planters.
Kice birds are plentiful and fat A
fact that show that their depreda-
it. t i.la! . . r
""" uuuu iue neias oi tne rice
planter still continue as of yore, de
spite the freely advertised intentions
it the Department! of Agriculture
some months ago, to try and rid the
rice plantations of these pests. The
plan of the department, as stated.
was to import from Europe a hawk
trainer and offer him fn.iHt.i
training hawks to kill rice birds. But
the plan never materialized.
mu , ' .
xue suggestion, however, is one
fhat might be actd 'upon by the rice
yia.uiers memseiyes,! ir there is any
thing in it. It lis said that when .
hawk appears in the vicinity of a rice
pira the bird takes jits departure at
uuce. II mis IS: true. Stuffed hn wlra
8U8Pended in the
e birds away and thus save a large
percentage of the
crop which is an-
nually lost to the planter.
Peuder to Have m Jail.
The County Commissioners of Pen-
der have contracted
for the erection
of a jail at Bur&raw
The building is
to be of brick, two stories in height,
ana to cost S3.860. Messrs. TT ft
Black & Bros., jf Fayetteville, are
the contractors. ! Th nnnf
iron cells was awarded t , ti
Manufacturing Company, of Cincin-
nati, Ohio, at $2, 00. This is the same
company that secured the contract
for building the jail inj this city.
The many friends of Cardinal cuh.
bonsinthis citvl wlli r-arr,a- i
that he was robbed last Saturday
vwo goia rings, one of which
was a present from' Podo W. Th
robbery was comihitted at the Cardi
nal s residence j in Baltimore. The
thief took the rines from n h
the Cardinal's desk after cuttinc awav
t&e woodwork around the lock, so
T ?pta?1P Pould be readily
XC"rr.OT W 8e or a y.
Considerable other' property could
yC ueuivBecurea ir the intruder had
seen fit to take'it. i
is particularly favorable to the contraction
oi wipninena. need the warning M
Darby's Prophylactic' Fluid. It at once
dues the pain and gives permanent relief
It prompUy and effectually destroys all conl
tagion and diphtheritic germs. It fa a safe
dn. th .- i nro"' 8UD"
guard against Diphtheria, and should be
used on the first symptoms of sore throat as
! aw imp
Is ibe Crop Sbort f ;
A correspondent' writing from Mt.
Olive, Wayne county, says: "The
above -query and : comment in the
Stab I noticed some two weeks aeo
I iio a loimci, ouu a reyorter lor one OI
our leading: statistical ionrnala. I
As a farmer, and a reporter for one of
have taken some pains to investigate
the matter in 'this and surrounding
sections, and I am of . opinion that
the Aggregate corn crop is short of
last year by 20 per cent.; the -aggre-
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ft,tCrvP be M TCh' ,bU
I hardly think- anv mora than last
I hardly think- any : more than last
year, and the rice crop will be 50 per
cent short here, jas it is that much
less in area and not hardly so good a
crop. The cotton weed is larger: but
the heavy fogs,) light but frequent
rains during early August, the heavy
rains, hot days; and jcold nights the
latter part! of August, have cut the'
August crop nearly all off, and the
rust has swept over It very generally,
opening the bolls prematurely.' The
present outlook for cotton here is
short of the prospect say to Ansxist
10-rby 25 per cent at least; and yet
the rapid opening and marketing of
the crop 'produces the impression
abroad of a large crop, And4 reduces
the price." : - .:' -
Trana-AtlanUe Cables. . : :!; !v ;;:
The cable chart sent out from the
Hydrographic office in Washington,
D. C, a copy of which was received
at the Star office recently, contains
much information of value. - Few
people have any conception of the
magnitude of . the business.- This
chart shows that there are ! no less
than twelve trans-Atlantic cables in
active operation,! and another one
from Newj York; to Venezuela will
probably be completed within a year.
In addition to this, cables are run-'
ning the whole length of the Mediter
ranean Sea, another through the Bed
Sea, while the Arabian Sea and Bay
of Bengal are cabled. In the Pacific
there are fewer cables.
In the Sea of Japan there are two,
and there are five in the North China
Sea, while there are four in the South
China Seal A cable! is now being laid
from . Bankok in farther . India to
Penang on the Malay Peninsula. This
connects with cables running thrdush
the Straits of Malacca to Singapore
and from there to Java and Australia.
There tea line now being laid on
the west coast of Africa from Bonny
to Port Nolloth, a short way from
Cape Colony. This line will touch at
Victoria, Congo, San Paulo de Lean
do and other seaport cities. From the
southern terminus lines will be con-
nected with Cape Town and Port Na
tal. Prom the latter place another
submarine cable follows the eastern
coast np through the Red Sea to Suez..
The case with South America is very
similar. Cables run down, the coast
as far as Carmen de Patagones. On
the other side, they begin at Porto
Montt and follow the coast up, to the
Isthmus of Panama so that the whole
continent, with the m exception
of the j lower j portion ; of Pa
gonia is connected. Europe is
closely connected with America and
her domestic ports are equally so. In
fact, there are; comparatively few
places of any magnitude in the world
that are not connected by telegraph
or by submarine cables.
v Rates on all these cables are com
puted upon the! rate from Washing
ton, D. C. From' there to Great
Britain, IrelandJ France and. Ger
many, they are twelve cents a -w4rd
upon the Western Union. The maxi
mum length of a ' chargeable word is
fixed at ten letters, every ten letters
or less over this is charged as an ex
tra word. J- I 1 I .-.
Cotton crop reports from the line
of the Carolina j Central railroad are
somewhat conflicting, though all
agree that there has been a decline in
the general outlook as compared with
the prospect a month ago. Col. Peter
McRae, of Richmond county, thinks
the yield in his neighborhood will be
about one-third greater than that of
or last year. Mr. j Henry Pairley, who
has some TOO acres in cotton, near
Laurinburg, thinks his crop equal to
any, if not the best, he ever had. Mr.
J. W. Ward, of Plainview,! says cot
ton on the uplands in his neighbor
hood is probablyj better than it was
last season, but that On the lowlands
is scarcely so good. Other planters
say the crop' will be an average one.
un tne whole, therefore, it seems
that the crop on. the line of the Car
olina Central will be above the aver
age, and will probably exceed that of
last year by about 25 per cent. This,
of course, is a general estimate, and
is not based on advices from any par
ticular section. And the fact is to be
considered, too, that the crop of last
year was below the average.
Accidental KUUnc '
A correspondent at -Fayetteville
writes th Star, that Mr. A. McBuie,
superintendent of Tokay Vineyard.
near that place, accidentally shot and
killed a colored man employed at the
vineyard. Tuesday morning last,
about 8 o'clock, j Mr. McBuie was in
the act of leaning a gun he ' had been
using against the house, and in some
way jarred or struck the hammer,
when th gun was discharged, the en
tire load striking the unfortunate col
ored man beneath the chin and com
ing out at the top of his head.
Classineatton of Cotton. 1
The News and . Courier of Charles
ton, S. C, mentions that an inauirv
had been received in that city from
Wilmington,N. C, as to whether there
had been any change in the method
of classifying cotton at that port.
The question was referred to Mr. R. A
Tavel, Secretary of the Charleston
Exchange, who said that' the classifi
cation this year is identical with that
of the previous season. j
This is at variance with statements
current here, that circulars issued by
Charleston buyers contain the words
"New classification." It is said, how
ever, that the classification was
changed by Charleston, near the
close of last year. : i
. Of all the ports, Charleston fared
Je worst last year in receipts, her
juviwgo Kin iub season b Dusiness be
in.?..0Xer 100,000. bales as compared
with the year before. Its merchants,
no doubt, will make strenuous efforts
v icjsaiu iaeir lost waae, j
Sadden Death at tnTaK-'nolu. r
Major ! Strickland, a substantial
farmer of Duplin county, living near
Magnolia, died very suddenly from
apoplexy yesterday morning while
Ku,iig out to nis Darn to feed his
stock. He was aged about 71 years.
r COUNTY AFFAIRS.
meeting of Hoarsl of Commissioner
Rouiloe Baslneaa Jarpra for Snpe-
k " Cort, -etc - -- , . -,
i The Boird of County Commission
ers met in regular session atfthe Court
House . yesterday. Present : Chair
man H. A Bagg, and Commissioners
B. G. Worth, Jas. A. Montgomery and
. L. Pearce. ; " . . v'
I. 1UB ireuiiurer suuiuiiieu uuuiuuw
17 "Port, showing a balance on hand
I . .. . .
The Treasurer submitted his month-
to the credit of the general fund of
$3,697.87; and to the educational fund,
. . .
The repori of the Register of Deeds
i ; o
showed $475 received for marriage li
censes during the month. .
Treasurer Hewlett exhibited a cer
tificate of deposit of $12,151.51 in the
First National Bank of this city.
:: S. Van Amrlnge, Clerk of the Supe
rior Courts reported the incorpora-y
tion of the Standard Automatic Car
Coupling Co. of ! this city, and the
sum of $25 collected from said com
pany and paid to the credit of the
school fund. :.-
Messrs. Gilbert & Brown were grant
ed license to retail liquors on Front,
.between Dock and Orange streets.
- Sheriff Manning exhibited the re
ceipts of State Treasurer. Bain and
County Treasurer Hewlett, showing
that he had settled in full the State
and County taxes for 1886, whereupon
the tax books, for 1887 were turned
over to the sheriff. : .
It ' was ordered, that all ' parties
whose property had been returned
"Delinquent," and upon which a
double tax had accrued, be allowed to
list the same, upon condition that
when the property is listed the tax
must be paid to the sheriff.
A communication was received from
Mr. Geo. H. Chadbourn, President of
the First National Bank, protesting
against the law of 1887 taxing the
shares of said bank, as discriminating
in its character, and not in accord
with the laws of the United States.
The jury list was revised as required
The following jurors were drawn for
the September term of the Superior
Court which convenes on the fourth
Monday: Sol. Bear, W. T. Harker.
W. H. Topp, J. C. Costrect, Chas. M.
Williams, Sam'l Northrop, Henry
Taylor, G. J. Boney, S. P. Collier, E.
H. Keithley, Jas. A. Walker, J. N.
Second Week W. H. Bell, A. Peter
son,! J- M. Clark, A. E. Blake, Jas. T.
Canaday, H. A Martindale, Chas.
Craig, Jos. Kew, E. Casteen, W. H.
Spruht, Jno. M. Chadwick, C. F. W.
It was ordered in the matter of the
Gordon road, that the supervisors in
Harnett township be authorized to
discontinue said road, as requested
by the Chairman of the Board of Su
pervisors of Harnett township.
On motion the Board adjourned.
The Board of Education of New
Hanover county met on Monday and
elected committeemen for the school
districts. The committee for each dis
trict constitutes a committee for both
races, and holds office for two years
from the first of October next:
First District Donald MacRae, W.
M. Parker, J. E. Sampson.
Spcond District Jas. H. Chad
bourn, Walker Meares, J. G. Norwood.
Thirfl Distrin-t W. Tfc. Oreor, Geo.
Rogers, D. W. Trask.
Fburth District B. S. Montford,
Lewis Todd, TV. H. Waddell.
Fifth District E. W. Manning, E.
T. Carraway, W. L. Rogers.
Sixth District J. T. Kerr, C. H.
Heide, Samuel Nixon.
Seventh District Wm. Struthers, J.
T. Edens, J. K. Jones.
Eighth District J. H. Horn, Ste
phen Keyes, J. T. Atwood.
Ninth District Chas. W. Craig,
Jno. Taylor, A. L. Freeman.
Tenth 'District W. G. Chadwick,
James Cowan, Benj. Wilson.
Eleventh District W. F.Alexander,
Hosea Shepherd, W. B. Kennedy.
Other routine business was disposed
of, and the board adjourned, subject
to the call of the chairman.
routracc for Dredclnc
Proposals for dredgfng in the lower
Cape Fear were opened yesterday at
Capt. Bixby's lofflce, and the contract
was awarded to Messrs. R. Moore &
Co., of Mobile, at their bid of 13 7-10
cents per cubic yard. There were
only two bids made that of Messrs
Moore & Co., and the Atlas Dredging
Co. at 13 9-10 cents per cubic yard.
The contract is on Lilliput and Big
Island shoals about 40,000 cubic
Mr. Frank B. Cotton represented
the Atlas Company and Mr. George
Lord Messrs. R. Moore & Co.
Tbe Onslow Railroad-
The Board of Commissioners of
Onslow county met last Monday at
Jacksonville, the county seat, and
received the application of the Wil
mington, Onslow & East Carolina
Railroad Co., for a subscription of
$50,000 by the county to the capital
Btoclj: of the company. The petition
of voters of the county accompany
ing the application was passed upon
by the board as sufficient, and it was
resolved to call a special meeting of
the board on the 19th Inst., for the
purpose of ordering thja election. -
It is the general opinion that the
county will vote the subscription,
upon assurances that the road will
be built to Jacksonville. .
The Commissioners of Pender
county, at their meeting last Monday
ordered an election in Grant town
ship on the question of subscription
and a new reisrratim-i r.ho rtnnlra tn
be opened on the 12th inst.
First oltb Season.
The first ocean steamship of the
season the Hay Green, Captain D.
Blacklaw arrived here yesterday
Irom the Madeira Islands, and an
chored in the stream opposite the
foot of Walnut street. The Hay
Green ia a stunneri. umll-flH-o "Rvftiot.
vessel, duiii 01 iron, 01 l.auu tons ree-
ister, and with a crew of twenty-
mree. one maoe tne run from Ma
deira in fifteen days, and had fair
The HaAl ffrettn ia nnnaiimail tn
Messrs. Heide & Co. . She will load
cotton for Liverpool at the Champion
" - The statement published in sev
eral Southern Daners. that tho Hnrn.
Una Central is to be . extended from
. - ;
Internal Uevenne Collections Snppie
; : mental Crop Bolistln. C
Washthotoii,? 8ept? 5. Selma, Alaba
ma, Decomet a iree aeuvery omce uctoner
. flnlloAtlnnV nt (ntArnsl rAvnniiA tnr '.This
last were $10,097,879, being $361,411 more-
. I . . . J I .V. . 1 . . '
man receipis uuruig tun same momn 01
last year. There was a decrease of $178,-
S40 in collections on spirits; an increase. of
f3ia.7W on tooacco; f2U4.727 on rerment
ei liquors, and a decrease of $3,296 on mis-
II l. J T ! . m l
cuuaaeuuB oujeuta. ncueiuui irom oleo
margarine were $5,818. ! '
i The Rlfma.1 Offlee lnA9 iaanea .tha fnl.
lowing supplement to weekly weather crop
.-.-It. . 1 . 1 1 -. .
Duueuu ; iuring iuo pasi ween me w earn
er has been reported as favorable for grow-
I mg crops in aiasBBcnuseiis, a ew jersey
I and for bh except cotton in South Caroli-
! allirht.lv ImnrnvlniT thorn in Wnvth
crn Illinois, Tennessee and Kansas; as im-.
provable in Ohio, Indiana, Southern Illi
nois. Missouri. Arkansas. Mississinni. and
North Carolina. For; the cotton growing
region, too mucu raiu is reporteu irom
North Carolina; too cool in South Carolina,
and some damage by worms in Mississippi
and Arkansas. . Reports Indicate for the
corn, growingfregion a yield below the aver
age due te deficiency in rainfall. From
Ohio it is reported that tobacco has been
Id lured. Paaturace ia renorted irnnd in Ma.
braska. Improved by late rains in Minne-
Boia anu jxanBas; uniavorauie in Missouri.
Frosts occurred in Central Michigan on
August sum anu Hist, out no injury has
been renorted. !
Testimony in the contested election case
of George H. Thoeb against John G. Car
lisle, of the 6th Congressional district of
Kentucky, was opened today by the
Cleric of tne House and ordered printed.
Carlisle appeared in his own behalf, and
Gen. J. Hale Sypher, ex-member from
.Louisiana, appeared as counsel for Thoeb.
The sealed packaee contained notice at
contest, the answer and depositions on tbe
par. oi i noeo. uarnsie onereu no testi
mony. . ' . - -j V . ; :
Washtngtoh. Sept 6. Secretary Fair
child arrived in Washington early this
morning. He went to Oak View during
the dav and snent severs! hnnn ' wit t tho
President and Speaker Carlisle in regard to
tbe plan to be submitted to Congress for a
reduction of the surplus. The arrival in
the city of Congressmen Randall and Scott,
of Pennsylvania, has given a fresh impetus
to the talk of expected agreements among
icuiucrauc jeauera on some metuod oi
tariff reform Mr. Scott is !now at Oak
View, the' President's summer cottage. Mr.'
Randall said to-day that he did not come
to Washington to talk about the tariff, but
of course he could not tell what might oc
cur before he left the city.
Washthgton, Sept. 6. The President
and Mrs. Cleveland received members of the
International Medical Congress with their
wives and lady friends at the White House
this evening. The time assigned for the
reception was one hour, a visit to the Cor
coran Art Gallery having been planned for
tbe latter portion of the evening. When,
however, the hour had expired, there still
remaiotd a line extending to the west gate
and thence along the entire front of the
White House grounds, composed of ladies
land eentlemen still awaiting an opportu
nity to pay their respects. The reception
was, therefore, prolonged until all had been
presented. It is estimated that the num
ber received was not less than 5,000. Al
most. without exception the gentlemen wore
badges indicating their membership of the
Congress, and the majority were accompa
nied by two or more ladies. The full Ma
ripe band was in attendance. The entire
lower Soor of the mansion, including tbe
conservatory, was thrown open to the
visitors, who passed leisurely from
parlor to parlor, I after having paid
their respects to I the President and
Mrs. Cleveland. The reception took
place in the Blue Parlor, where several of
the leading local physicians with their
wives were stationed. Col. Wilson was
asaisted by Dr. Hamilton, of the Marine
Hospital Service, and General Secretary of
the CoDgross, in making the introduction.
The cordiality of the President and the
wincing grace of Mrs. Cleveland through
out the presentation were matters of re
mark among the throng who met them this
eveoiog for the first time. Many beautiful
tropical plants were placed about tbe par
lors and the East Room, and tbe odor of
fresh flowers filled the air.
Si From the White House the visitors
crossed tbe avenue to the Art Gallery,
Which was opened and illuminated in their
honor Tha several halls were comforta
bly filled throughout the evening, but ow
ing to the delay at the White House, the
crush which would otherwise have been
unavoidable was prevented.
! Washihgton. Sept. 7. Assistant Bec-
reUry Pcrter to-dav said that he mm ton
der bis resignation in a few days. ' He
lea ea ibe Department of State with the best
of feelings for all of its officials, and ia only
influenced to adopt this course by reason of
Mrs. I'oiter's ill health and other reasons
purely personal and, private. He will re
turn to his home in Tennessee upon re
linquishment of his office,
j Offerings of four 1 and a half per cent."
bonds to tbe Treasury for redemption to
day aggregated $2,575,500, at rates from
110 to 10Sf. All were rejected. Acting
Secretary Thompson said the reason why
he rejected all the offers was because he
thought the prices asked were too high.
The rates were, he said, higher than
those at which the bonds were purchased
last week, and more than he thought should
be paid. He alone was resnonsible for the
rejection of offers, for although Secretary
Fairchild is in the city, be took no official
cognizance of proposals. Secretary Fair
Child is the guest of the President at Oak
view, meuner or 1 them came into tbe
I Washington, Sept. 7. Hon. W. L
peon, or renasylvama, returned to the
4ity this evening from his visit to the Pre
sident at Oak View, and was seen by the
reporter of the Associated Press. When
asked whether the tariff and reduction of
revenue had been discussed by the PresU
dent and hLnself and Secretary Fairchild
And Mr. Carlisle, and whether any bill had
been agreed upon, he Said that this subject,
as well as other public -matters, had been
talked about, and that while there was no
difference of opinion among the gentlemen
present aa to the necessity for an early re
duction of revenues and taxation, nomeas
tire for that purpose had been agreed upon,
and none would be without consultation
with members belonging to the majority
in the House of Representatives. It was the
opinion of all that there ought to be a very
considerable reduction at the earliest posii
ple date; after tbe meeting of Congress, but
the manner in which the reduction should
be made was considered onlv in a fretiernl
Way, and no details were agreed upon.
This, he said, was all that could be said
about the so-called conference, and state
ments upon the subiect sroinp the
if the press were mere speculations.
Washington. Sept. 7. The Irish Cath-
ihc Benevolent TTninn Mnm, ,
. vm.vm wuwueu iu auuual
"sion to-day. President Michael Glennan,
Of Norfolk. Va., was In tho chair. The
Other officers are: First Vice President
John A. Coyle, of Lancaster, Pa.; Second
Vice President Morris Call, of Jefferson-
ywio, iuu.; treasurer itev. Jas. Henny
tf St. Louis; Secretary Martin J. Griffin
Of Philadelphia. The Union was organi
Ized in Dayton, p.. in 1869, and now com
prises about 17,000 members. Delegates
were present from( many Eastern States
and Canada. Before the meeting began
mass was attended in a body .
'lift. fhfTf V aPP,!nled to confer
fah the President as to when it would be
convenient for members to call and pay
i their respects to him. '
The secretary's report showed that $5,345
ad .been collected 1 for the Irish Parlia
mentary fund, and $358 for the Charleston
J An effort to eoroll two thousand mem
lunifn Bh?i6aiz?ionJ 80 .N.W0 might
t me ueatn or members,
proved unsuccessful, only about half that
number being secured. Tbe total amouht
:thuB far paid on thedeath of membersae
resident Glennan. in the course of his
peninir address. rpfrreH tn k 1., i. .
r08P8CtS for the Home R.,1. i r!zI
and. and expressed the hope that the flag
)f Erin would soon float oyer a free coun.
These references were wrrni ;li 5
he ii ..fv!.1 applauded,
r avMvw lui Lun iiRrJinrn nr 1 Ain a. a-
w ia u un wniie rnewoi-a -u
faith they were also one in common love
" country, wnere ireedom of con
ce was secured to all citizens. He
lT,,f "uiocra upon living hi
puch a country and in such an age. In an"
Pther of this great country he
ffu we common sentiment of representa-
tivet of this organization in extending to
1 I . 1 l . a . . . . -rr . . .
mem mo ucsk wiaues oi uus union in their
effort 8 to advance the cause of Catholicity.
While members of this Union revere and
love tne land of their nativity and their
Buceeiry, sun iney recoiieci that they are
mothers of the same Ohnrr.h whlh toav.u
i . u .u u IVW.UV.O
then to have Christian charity for one an-
uiuer, ana inai.we are citizens oi this grand
republic, the onlv nation nn earth thfr
- - a va vH 1IUB
guarantees civil and religious liberty, and
iu mis sense an are truly Americana,
THE COTTON CROP.
Repert from tbe IQTempb.U District
Tike ridden! Snort 415,000 Bales
by Droacbt, But ani Woimi.
j By Telegraph to the Morning Star.
Memphis. Tkww.. Rent. A Thn
monthly cotton crop report for the Mem
phis district, which embraces West Tennes
see, North Mississippi, North Arkansas and
Alabama, to be published to-morrow by
Hill, Fontaine & Co., will say: :
The flettering prospects whlcn were
shown in our July report have been dis-
nelled. A drought hna rvrevnilul in all fn.
of the States extending from the middle of
u uij up iu mo present, ana tne.resuit lias
been most disastrous to tbe cotton crop.
What promised six weeks ago to be tbe
largest yield ever known within the district
inM .ueeu cui snort oj arougni, rust and
worms to below the averacm nrnn aiui In
many sections the yield will fall far Bhort
of last year. This is particularly true of
Tennessee and portions of ArkansasMis
sissippi and Alabama. It is only 25 per
cent., making an average for the district of
SOf per cent. The great damage that has
been anatainerl ia ruar. shnwn mhan if (
stated that there is raised annually within
tueijuempnu aistnct i.sou.uuu Dales of cot
ton and the promised yield is cut short
AtKnnn v-i i ... i ... .....
muivw uttico biuub wiioin mis aistnct.
Picking has commenced in everv section-
and will be general throughout the district
aU.o oUm 1 2 -aY a. rYll . m m.
iwium luouiua. 1110 season is imiy
two weeks early, which, totretherlwith the
ujr iuo luiu iubm&uv. iue Beason is iaiiv
- -J J aaavaa VWW WUW W A MaV U
Premature ODeninir of bolls, nansed hv the
premature onenine of bolls, caused bv the
drought, makes the receipts up to date
largely in excess of any previous year.
Corn has suffered, but not to the extent
of cotton. Good crops are reported from
Mississippi aud Alabama, while the yield
au oiaauioo aim xcdqcosco is omy an aver
Sbe Decllnee to Partlelnatai Prnml.
nentlr In a Pnblle Ceremony In
TVbleb tbe President Takes no Part.
. i By Telegraph to the Mornlnsr 8tarl
IjfBw York. Sept. 6. Mrs. Cleveland
has declined the invitation to present the
flags to the New York Fire Department in
the following letter: ;
! TC-v-iir.TTTT'irii Mmornut i
1 . . u ....... u&v.i , .
I Washington, September 5, 1887. J
Hon. Abram S. Hewitt. Mayor of New
York City. Hon. B. Beekman, President
Board of Aldermen, and Hon. James E.
Gentlemen: I have received your
pleasing note, requesting me on behalf of
the donors of certain flags to be presented
to the New York Fire Department," as well
as (n behalf of the citizens of New York
generally, and the executive and legislative
branches of city government, to deliver the
colors mentioned by the Fire Department
on puch day in September as shall suit my
convenience. It would certainly afford me
pleasure to contribute in any degree to the
significance of this occasion and to the satis
faction of the brave and gallant men whose
services are thus to be recognized. I hope,,
however, that I shall not be misunderstood
when I base my declination of your tind
invitation upon my unwillingness to assume
that) I. as wife of the President, ought to
participate eo prominently in a public cere
muny iu wnicu ne toon no part.
1 ours, very truly,
FllAliritT BVlT.aftur Oj.vtnrr. a m-
'he letter is Mrs. Cleveland's own hand
BALTIMORE AND OHIO.
Rumor Concerning tbe Presidency of
tbe Boad and Sale of tbe Teleerapb .
New York, September 6. There were
numberless rumors on Wall street to-day
in regard to the presidency of tbe B. & O.
Co:, jt being generally conceded that at the
next election, which takes place in Novem
ber. Robert Garrett will be succeeded by
v 11.-C-J. resiuent spencer or A. J . Cassalt.
John Newell, President of tbe Lake
Shore, was also mentioned as being a can
didate for tbe presidency, but this is de
nied by the Vanderbilt people. The point
upon which more interests attach, how
ever, is whether the deal will be followed
by a sale of the telegraph to the Western
Union. J. Pierrepont Morgan refused to
deny the rumors that statements in regard
to Another deal, probably including a set
tlement of the telegraph war, would be
made in a few days. He said, however,
that there were no new developments to re
Baltimore, September 6. At the Stock
Board to-day Baltimore and Ohio Railroad
shares sold at 146, but before the close 11
shares brought only 142J. Just before the
close twelve shares were offered, for which
no bid was made. Until affairs of the
railroad are settled, it is thought here the
decline will continue.
j OHIO. '
Liabilities and Assets or tbe Bankrupt
Firm of K. 'I,. Harper St Co. Failure
9 Paper manufacturers Bnlldlncrs
estrored by a Tornado.
By Telegraph to the Monihur Star.
tCINNATT. Rentemhe- ft Vmm tha
port of I. H. Stewart, trustee of E. L. Har-
per oi, wi., niea in tne Jfrooate Court, it
appears that tha firm held no real estate
and that the face value of assets, consist
PL?08' honAa notes cash, eta, was
$186,098, while the appraised value was
$8,610. . Other assets were book accounts
2lfTalu,! ot $1,171,733. appraised at
irilll..Tb(s total direct liabilities are
$1,462,744: indirect liabilities, aa endorsers
tl.692.073.- Arnrmir the Hokto i
$858,000 from E. L. Harper, and it ap
pears this firm endorsed for Harper's other
uriws. 1 no Bno wing wouia give creditors
about 4 per cent, on their claims. E. L.
Harper & Co. was an Iron commission
JTolbdo, Sept. 6. Word has been re
ceived3?rom tbe new Northwestern Insane
Asylum, four miles from the city, that a
tornado struck the place just after dark,
seriously injuring the buildings and de
molishing one or two. Telephone lines are
Drostrated and there is nn rtin nnM i
cation.JThe buildings cost about half a mil
lion dollars. '
f CnrcrNNATi, September 6. The Charles
Stewart Paper Company, manufacturers
and dealers in paper and paper stock, as
syjned to-day. A rough estimate places
the liabilities at $100,000, and assets at
Macon's Preparation tor tbm n.n.
lion of Kx-President Davls-A Xaree
J Macon, Sept. 6. A mass meeting was
held here in the Academy of Music to-night
tci make arrangements for Jefferson Davis'
reception and entertainment, and the grand
reunion of all surviving Confederate veter-
. iv was most enwusiastic. Arrange
ments were perfected for a roster call on
the day of the reunion, and a review by
ex-President Davis. Communications
assure the largest gathering of old soldiers
atid generals of the Confederacy since
the close of the war. The most liberal
contributions were made to cover the ex
penses ever had here for any public oc
casion. ; Entrance from many Georeia
vwojmLD una uccu tureauy maae. it is
estimated that there will be 80.000 soldiers
present.- There will be two days' encamp
ment in the fair grounds. The most cele
brated artist in the tvmntrv has
gaged to make a historical painting of the
Tbe Verdict Unanimoat.
W.-D. Rnlt. T)mormo Tttnnn T
testifies: "I recommend Electric Bit
ters BJ) t.Vl A VPTO haaf. .am nA- -n
j-- jia4cut . juverv
was cna 01 Kneumatism of ten
years' t starxdine." Abraham ttT
fmiggist, Bellville, Ohio, affirms:
' - uinuvuii) x uata
eyer bandied in my twenty years' ex-
alls hesr. eollino. n.,)..!.. t t
rv.,Uuo, aa JCUeuwiQ XlbberS. JiUOU-
sandg of nt.httHi Viotta
tlmony, so that the verdict is nnani-
rPtooa. unir a Half dollar a hnr.r.l B
. H. Green & Co.'s Drug Store, f
smoke house and iniuredL h,e. rf of .
honrs. He was aged 7 yeare. m m W
I Greensboro Worl-n,.
Morning Stab, in vJSSSL
of a canning factory It Wiw 8labll6hment
that "North Carolina ough 'To"??- 5
own canned goods " 4$? P?t up t
-"How easily she could do ir 'Eht W
lenHauston, who killed Oh. 1 Al
burn, was Sentenced to IS Bhcfc
ntiy on last Saturday evtrJ?rJLVhe,Pe'''
Shepherd. I The VanBokL Jby Ju
but familiarly knywn Plad"
which 19 s tuated in the 8ub11rLCcdar8.,,
place, was destroyed bv B,Z .ot thi.
a "HG?unRe Slxtator: Last p
day night about 12 o'clock some if.
human shape provided with a ?, fie.n,J in
dry hay and kerosenroH maden nSl
fire the village. The scounfi I"
tne nay under the rear window .p,led
.wooden building next door to C il
Wooten's store and whir.h m. laoa
usesior a warehouse, and had tL 00!e"
saturated the window sill with oit I UE
torv to his diahnlii w"n 2." Prepara.
"-t V Sr,i
at thU juncture Mr. Joe p..-.??nel
odor of kerosene as he VQa
street, concluded to investigate am?S ,hc
paused, heard a match strike, ft. n! h
to the rear of the Htnm
AVJA W who waU8
alert and fled when h7hM wJT! ? the
Durham Plant- T. r. ,
day. Hugh Farley, a colored
nearRoxboro,, hired his nephew . ?
about twenty years old, to drive i i L6
to Durham. He was
boy ten or twelve vera nt o"eu f
1 aujuaiu, on tne road near pi l
I creek, the driver is snnnnvi t leb
I At while the small hov ooIaJ; e "
fit while the TK"rC:r.uw sa.
from the wagon' on'to oneot
Chsina. Which nunrrht h;m j 81&V-
and held hinriVihis posUion Tm R
oner . ceming, from the other d recta
met the wagon, stopped the team Z !!'
tncated the unfortunate fellow who I
in an insensible condition-his 'ihrot .f8
Graham Gleaner : A fatal ac.
cident occurred near the Chathanf liDpa,t
Thursday afternoon. John Jordan .
Chatham,and David Brown and his broth
of Alamance, were out huntine Inl!
had cocked his gun, to shoot aird t
put the gun back on his shoulder, it em
without letting the hammer down, and th
gun was fired, the load of shot takine If
feet in l the head, face acd shoulder j
David Brown. No one was able to accou
precisely , how the shooting was Sm?
Brown tiierl ithnnt 1 mt
night at Sutphin's mill near where Z 2
shot. At the instance of Brown's broK
Jordan was arrested Friday and thecsi
was heard at length before Justices of Z
Peace Morrow, More and Sutphin, whorl
leased the defendant.
Winston Daily: A man work
ing in the Salem paper mill had the misfor
tune to have a finger amputated bym.
chinery. h The Salem Hosiery Mills
shipped a case of hose to Raleigh this week
the first order they have had from tkt
.rMr'Pink Yoke'y wife
of Davidson county, were driving aloot
Main street in a buggy this morning m
this side of the Salem bridge, when, owin
to one of the shafts becoming loose the
horse took fright and ran away, throwing
both parties out and seriously fracturine
one of Mrs. Yokely's legs. We learn
from Mr. Q. W. Hinshaw, chairman of the
Railroad committee, that work will be
commenced on the Wilkesboro road next
week. It is confidently expected that the
indebtedness of the North Carolina Midland
Railroad will bo arranged in a few days
and that part of the road from hereto
Moeksville will be put under contract and
finished at an early day.
Charlotte Chronicle: A tele
gram received in this city last Sunday,
brought the painful and unexoected news
of the death, at her home iu Asheville, of
Mrs. Minnie Blair, wife of Mr. Frank Blair,
and the daughter of Mr. Josiah Asbury, of
Charlotte. The communion meeting
at Steel Creek Phnrnh l
largely attended, and the meetings at thai
church for the preceding few days were
fruitful, thirty:eight persons connecting
themselves with the church. Tbe suit
brought by Hammond '& Justice, LsrJ
ware dealers, against SchifF Brothers, for
damages to their stock of goods in the col
lapse of Dr. McAden's buildine, which
they occupied, was;yesterday brought to a
close, the jury awarding Hammond & Jus
tice a verdict for $9,000 damages. Tbe
plaintiffs sued for $20,000. The an
nual camp-meeting at Antioch, fifteen
miles east of Charlotte, was held last Sun
day, and was attended by great crowds
from both Mecklenburg and Union coun
ties. There were three ministers in the
, pulpit, and at the afternoon exercises there
were about thirty converts under the arbor.
j Raleigh Netos-Observer: Last
nighty a series of meetings were commenced
in the Edenton street Methodist church, to
continue every evening during the week.
Gen. W. P. Roberts returned yester
day from the eastern portion of the Bute.
He reports that the cotton crops in Chowan
and other counties have been damaged by
wet weather at least 25 per cent. The
prospects for the peanut crop in that sec
tion are good,and corn is up to the average.
In many other sections through which he
passed the cotton crop is reported to be no
better than it was last year. The Rev.
Robt. P. Pell, who has just been ordained
by Orange Presbytery to the gospel minu
try, preached two remarkably fine sermon!
in the First Presbyterian church Sunday.
They evinced talent far beyond one of bis
j uiuuiuuy. . mat is me veruict ui u
who heard him. . Mr. Pell is a son of the
late Rev. Wm. E. Pell, long a well known
and highly esteemed citizen of Raleigh.
(Mr. Pell has a brother who is a member of
the North Carolina Conference, Southern
Methodist Episcopal Church. He is
young man of thought and of much prom
I avswivigu .Li (K0 W(OW tt a 11 -"
in the last two days the shoe factory ot W.
H. Wetmore& Co., of this city, has re
ceived forty wholesale orders for shoes ag
gregating nearly $5,000. This is another
item of i evidence in support of the state
ment that Raleigh is becoming a manufac
turing centre. A colored womn
named Lovie Hinton was brought to the
city yesterday from Mark's Creek township
and put in jail under a commitment from
Justice J.M. Smith. She is charged with
the atrocious crime of attempting to kill
her infant. The executive committee
of the colored Industrial Association re
cently invited Senator John Sherman of
Ohio, to visit their next annual fair.
commencing in thia citv. on October
2it. next. Thev have received assurance of
his acceptance of the invitation.
A gentleman in this city was advised yes
terday that the Odell Manufacturing Com
pany of Concord had just declared a semi
annual dividend of 10 per cent, on
stock, i -The revenue collections fortw
month of August in this, the fourth inter
nal revenue district, amounted to f lO"
632.50. ! There were thirty deaths'
tha Airr i.mm kK ms.U nf - A llffllSt l
wv W!J UU11UJJ UlUUIril Ul
White and 14 colored. On Thursday,
opening day at the Salem Female Acade
my, there were registered 175 st"de
Associate Justioe Merrimon, of tne
Supreme Court, yesterday iesued a l writ m
habeas corpus, in the case of M. E.
who with Mrs. Mamie Montgomery, s
Reid, is now under arrest at Henderson on
a charge of having stolen $6,000 from tw
National Express Company.
are now 175 students enrolled at the 0 "j
University. This is a gain of 25 over w
year at the same date. The indications arc
that there will be an attendance of rjetwew
Taeu ana ssw this year. At vvaKeruiw----are
already over 150 students, with addition
being made every day. This is a gam on
over the attendance of any year since w
foundation of the institution at the sam
date. The enrolment will probably be "
durint? the neiwinn It is a custoi? j
the First Baptist Church of this city y "7.
arterial inan.l fnr the election u
MMaaua, two KTOOOVII. w
a pastor. 1 The meeting of 1887 ' was W
Friday hight, and Rev. J. L. White 1
without a diBsenting voice, electea w
pastorate for the ensuing year, r-r.i.-!
at the residence of his son, Martin Thornr
son. at 7 o'clock last nicht. Mr. John
Thomobn. aeed 68 years, of acute pn
Thompson, aged 68 years, or acui
monia. Gen. R. F. Hoke and iW
loan v.- vvinaer, 01 mi ult ' . . hit
George Richards, of New Hampshire, om
fnrmerl n onmnanv nnd incorporateu i'
the Lincoln Lithia Water Company wD
capital stock of $10,000. The sptings
Lincoln county, in this State.