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X.1TION AND KD1JCATION. j ,
good frienJ, tbe Scotland
Neck )emocrat, does not relish the
idea o ' increasing taxes for tue edu
cation of the negro. Tbe Star thinks
the'pv blic echools must be improved.
To do this there must be longer terms
ani b :ter qualified teacher. These
caflio;he obtained except by having
more money. North Carolina can
raise wore money without oppress
ing tie whites additionally by hav
inga,more thorough syslem of as
sesstrent. If the property and pur
chase s that ought to pay taxew were
mailo to pay there would b8 a hirge
iucre ise of revenue. A State that
expends $8,000,000 annually on
driokp ought surely to give $1,500,
000 (Jo education. If education! js
worti anything it ia worth improv
ing. If it is of no valu then save
the njoney now expended. But if it
is important then improve the school.
Ourliotion is to avoid all Paternal
belp ind force the people to, help
themiclves. Bather than be cursed
with Blair bills, we would.rejoicein
the destruction of every school house.
People can live in the enjoyment of
peacejjand prosperity without the
comiiion school?, but with Paternal
ism there a constant racnanco to
we are not entering upon a
discussion of the question of edaca-
tion "and taxation now. We noticed
wha; our highly esteemed contempo
rarj said of the Star in connection
wit! education. It is pleased to
"ifhcSTAis i; the &'.:e3t and soundest
in tatr fjta'e, and upon principles we
r.v- .tr jir'til co:npauy. And we feel
. 'i and corapliajcnteil becuae we can
' hisvftjs 8jjrte w:lh the Star But
th-it fskrw-T or rmj ciLir .aper or any
h.ill H.ivociie a Liabtr talis of taxa
or i liic.itioa, we shall Dart comDanv.
We nlilmil tae educa'ioa tt crtcks have al
mostlcaotureil iha &.n:e tni toe Democratic
partyj. E !i:cati )o h nf niys a blessing
andibe c'.v r bt&iied editor of tbe 8 tar
madd ibis very plain."
ucaiion, lo uu oi tno right Kina,
surely c vt lop and discipline
a moral nature. A reoublic that
. j ii .
labasptl On the virtue and intelli-
gence of the j-eople, mutt not neg
lect o important an instrumentality
ai the public echooln. Bat this mast
be left to the States. They must see
tij it that provision for the mental
abdjmoral instruction-of the children
is duly maintained. The present
appropriations are not adequate to
the demands. Our excellent friend
I ''Now we are not opposed to education,
and we think every man ought to give his
children a good business education, and if
ble,:a finished and collegiate education,
But we are now, henceforth and forever
opposed to any more or heavier taxation
for education. We now pay 12J cents !on
the hupdrcd dollars worth of property for
the public fchools. We are ia favor of
collecting not one dollar on property for
school purposes. We are willing for the
poll tax, the whiskey and tobacco tax, and
the fines and penalties to go to the school
lurid, but farther than that we are not
willing to eo. We are not yet convinced
tnatiTJod designed or ordained that all men
should be educated out of other men's
j "be rich, the prosperous, the
property owner, have to bear tbe
toa n burdens, as the true system is
to taake the wealth support the Gov
ernment and not the poverty of the
country. The wealth has to meet
the various expenditures of Govern
ment. It must also provide the edu
THE Win ON SENATOR COLQUITT.
I Tbe Atlanta Constitution, a .very
jiUra Protection organ, is engaged
tbe foolish attempt to defeat Sen
ator Colquitt, of Georgia, for re
ejection. The Senator stands ; pre
C1fely upon the platform as regards
the Tariff that is occupied by the
Resident. The Constitution sup
port?, or pretends to support, with
heart and soul, the President, but it
Wars upon the Senator because of his
lariff views. If we may take the
opinions of the Georgia press as an
wdication of publio sentiment, the
Atlanta paper will have a hard road
to travel. The Star is no very spe
cial admirer of Senator Colquitt. It
haB not aiwav8 indorsed his course,
and has not been able to regard him
8 so strong a man as some have
thought him to be. But .if he is to
sacrificed because of his fidelity
Jo the people's interest and. fighting
fsyBtemof robbery and oppression,
jhen we hope he will be sustained
nd indorsed, at home. j
I a said that the Senator will stand
fP n a square fight for bis principles,
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VOL. XVIII. WILMINGTON, N. C, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 21, 1887. ' V r NO. 50
and;; will unhesitatinirlv
challenge of his War Tariff , oppo
nents backed up as he'hopes to be by
the steady yeomanry of Georgia.
a recent interview at Atlanta,
as reported jn a special to the Louis
ville Courier Journal, he is reported
as saying: ; ;
My view is that the reduction of the
revenus should be made by reducing the
tax on all article, rif nJL.l ."IS0? ?
"J uing wnisaey tree. Tbe farm
ers, who comprise the backbone of the
COUntrV. ahnnld nnt ..vh . ,. .
to the business ventures of others. Only
'"".aK"uull"ri products, sugar and rice,
receive any benent, leaving the great cot
ion . wheat mn nn ....r
care of themselves and pay tribute to
ft lew mtnnhntnnai T .. .
to meet sunn nn laaiia KiF- ,l. i.
of Georgia. Georgians do not favor a ta-
rm xor protection, I am sure. When the
issue is made between free whiskey' and
the Benator atonri nn tn .i.
.iiT ' lnd taxefl necessaries, there
wiu in uu uuum or meir aecision. I ac
cept the challenge fully, and will appear
before tha rwnnla nn it Tk. T Z.Z- -m
. i f miuuvnui ui
Georgia, as well as the Democracy of the
dens of the nnnr nd am nnnm n
class legislation, favoring special interests
We like this. They are precisely
the principles for which the Star
has. been fighting. If Senator Col
quitt lived in North Carolina his
. ' mm -m .
prinoipies would defeat him. Here
it is the blessed doctrine, so full of
philanthropy and morality, of free
smokes, free drinks, free apple-iack
especially, and "free chaws." The
cry is "Down with the infernal tax
on dAnks and smokes."
The Star sincerely trusts that
Georgians will rally around Gov.
Uolqnitt and give the Protection
Constitution a tremendous rebuke.
lie says: j
VI accent fllllv thn tariff rl or.tr in tha
, r j - u u .m u
last national platform. I regard it being
1 . I. - 1 . 1 i . - -r .
uuiu iisui, auu leoaDie, out i am opnosea
to j beginning on the wrong end of the
Question, takinir thn tn-r nff vhtalrair nhioh
the farmer can do without, and leaving It
m bu m ioicb upon every necessity 01 nil
wife and children." i
r'Them's our sentiments." Tax
the useless luxuries and lift the bur
den from the absolute necessaries of
every household. Free blankets,
frfee 6hoes, free : trace chains, free
clothing, free cotton ties, free medi
cine, free crockery, constitute a far
wiser, nobler, juster rallying: cry
than free drinks, cheap ' whiskey,
untaxed apple-jack, free cigars, &c.
If either class must be free of tax
then let it be tbe chief commodities
ofj life. Help the poor and. do not
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j "THE PALACE.))
Gov. Jarvis was in tbe main a wise
Chief Executive of the State,' lie
made blunders of course, but his Ad
ministration was popular and satis
factory to the great majority.
Star can say this, as it has
been one of tbe flatterers and
shippers of the ex-Governor.
His greatest "folly" was in getting the
Legislature to undertake the con
struction of a costly and palatial re
sidence in Raleigh' for the Governor.
It is a regular elephant of Jumbo
proportions, and it is not probable
that it will be finished in years to
come. There are j many papers that
favor its sale. To occupy it a Gov-
ii . .i
ernor should have a salary of not
less than 18,000 a year. He must live
in a style ia keeping with his lordly
surroundings. We wonld not be
surprised if a majority of the people
would not vote for its sale. The
first appropriation j was modestonly
122,000. But the penitentiary was
to furnish certain important material
and convict labor. It is probable
that the building, grounds, furni
ture, etc., will coBt fully $100,000 in
cash, besides all the work, etc., fur
nished by the penitentiary. North
Carolina has a plain, solid, imposing
building for the Legislature. It
might have a nicely finished and
substantial residence for its Gover
nor. A salary of $3,000 will not
warrant any great.
bly a building, etc., to cost $15,000
would be regarded as equals to the
The Lynchburg New is a very
acute paper, it nas given the otar
trouble more than once. It is a pa
per that commands oux highest re
bpect. It insists that the Republican
party "does not favor the abolition
of the Internal Revenue, and it
gives some excellent reasons for the
position it takes. It says in Con
gress the Republicans have always
resisted its repeal. We quote:
"We have shown that the reduction of
the tobacco tax in 1884 was opposed by the
Republican Senate, led by John Sherman,
and advocated by tbe Democrats, led by
Senator James B. . Beck. Can the Stab
deny that f Finally, we have shown by
riiroot recorded testimony that in the last
House 131 Democrats voted for and five
agaiost the motion or Mr. iienaerson to
modify tbe rigors of the law and that 107
Republicans voted against and only eight
for the motion."
This looks conclusive. But hear
tho other side. The Republican
party is quite "capable of changing
its tactics. John Sherman can blow
hot or cold in almost the same breath.
He has shifted his views on some
things with the readiness of a weather
vane. To us it is plain that now the
Republicans are willing, and many
are anxious, : to have the - Inter
nal taxes repealed. We have
copied from time to time within
a year probably twenty or more
""""" a aval bbsss saw m swam BSSa-amsssasav avasasn BwaaaBH aiaMaMmHMMBMBiBH '
opinions from Republican sources
iavonng the repeal. Prominent Re
publicans have advocated its repeal.
Only the other day Massachusetts
Republicans iavored i its repeal.
Able Protection ! Republican orerans
have for months
been . urging the
wiping out of the
Internal taxes - as
the Burest way to get rid ' of
the Tariff ; reform .agitation. The
columns of the Star . furnish abnn-i
dant evidence to sustain this. Judge
Kelley is in favor of tbe repeal of the
Internal laws. If the Republicans
are not now in favor of wiping out
the Internal taxes then we are un
fortunate in our reading. We would
not do even the ji Republican party,
oorrupt as it is, injustice. If it is
not in favor of the j repeal of the
taxes on whiskey, apple-jack, beer,
cigars, &o., it possesses a claim to
respect that not much else that aU
taches to it will command.
It is given out that! the last move
the celebrated cacetof Mrs. Gaines
will be soon made. ' It has been A
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A Steamer Sunk in Collision. -'L - '
Capt. Pennington, ! of the Clyde
steamer Gulf Stream, i which, arrived
here yesterday, reports that his .ves
sel was in collision with, the steamer
B. C. Knight, from Washington, D.
C, bound to New York; the Knight
sinking within twenty minutes after
wards. I. ; J 1 1 ! - i . j
The Gulf Stream left New Tork
Wednesday at 6 p. m. and about 2.15
a. m. Thursday Off Little Egg Harbor
the two vessels j came in collision. '
The iron bows of the Gulf Stream
struck the Knight onj the port quar
ter, and crushed her like an egg shell.
Capt. Pennington was in his cabin
and the vessel was in charge of first
officer Raymond. I The concussion
was a terrible one, and Capt. Pen
nington at first I thought his vessel
was seriously damaered. The boats
were lowered and an examination
made. When it was ascertained that
the Gulf Stream j had sustained no
damage she steamed towards the other
vessel, to render assistance if needed.
In the meantime. CaDt. Younsr. in
command of the JE. C. Knight found
that his vessel was sinking rapily and
lowered his boats. Himself and crew
and two passengers eighteen in all-
had barely time to take to the boats,
saving nothing but the clothes they
wore. They were taken onboard the
Gulf Stream and kindly cared for and
brought to this port and will all re
turn on the Gulf Stream to New York,
with the exception of Capt. Young,
who left last night for Washington,
D. C. . ! ; : :
The E.. C.iKnight had a cargo of
flour and furniture and other freight.
She sunk in about 14 fathoms of
water, thirteen miles off shore.
As to the cause of the collision, lit
tle could be learned, officers and men
being rather reticent. The night was
clear and there was no fog. The Gulf
Stream was laying a course from Body
Island to Cape Hatteras, while the
E. C. Knight was heading up the
coast for New Yolc First mate Ray
mond, who was in charge of the Gulf
Stream at the time.says that he sight
ed the Knight a half point on his port
bow, and did not expect a collision;
blew two whistles. First officer Hall,
of the Knight, says that he blew one
whistle, signifying that he was going
to port; and that the two whistles by
the Gulf Stream were not blown until
just before she struck the Knight
The E. C. Knight was a wooden
steamer about twenty years old, run
ning between Washington, D. C, and
New York cityi liHer officers were
George Young, captain; D. M. Hall,
first mate; Wnl.t Domburg, second
mate. K M
Death of Capt. V. Q. Johnion.
Capt. V. Q. Johnson died suddenly
of heart disease in Lincolnton at 2 a.
m. on yesterday. A telegraph dis
patch from Lincolnton says that be
arrived there Thursday evening last,
apparently as (well as usual, but was
taken sick that flight, and had a phy
sician to attend him several times
during the night and . the next day.
No one, however, supposed there was
any cause for alarm, yet Mr. Johnson
Suddenly grew jrorse yesterday morn
ing after midnight, and died at T
Johnson was well known
throughout the1 State and in railroad
nirp.loa. ' Tmmediatelv after the War
he was superintendent of the Western
Division of the j Carolina Central K.
R,, and afterwards 'superintendent of
the entire line. Not quite five years
ago he resigned that position to re
tire to private ife.!
He had recently removed from Lin
tn nVin.rlnt.tp .nd at the time
of his demise Iwasn. prominent mem
ber of the Board of Aldermen of tne
latter place, j His election to that po
sition was songht, not by him, but by
the citizens, ! that his experience in
public works might be made avail
TTia vrifa diarl in Texas about a year
ago, while on, a journey to California
in quest oi neaam. oo ieow bctcim
children. One of his daughters is the
wife of Mr. T H. Cobb, a prominent
lawver in Asherille. His son, Capt.
H. P. Johnson.1 is a conductor on the
Carolina Central road, and was in this
city yesterday, when the sad intelli
gence of his father's death was re
The increase in receipts at this port
of spirits turpentine so far this sea
eon is 4,844 basks the figures being
47,456' against J 42,612 casks. Rosin
shows a falling off of 116,484 barrels
against 184,274 last year; tar a decrease
of about 3,000 barrels and crude tur
nantine an increase of a little -over
The Cape Fear 4c Yadkin Valley. ,. V I
We learn that in addition to the
committee from Newbern, that much
correspondence is going on between
parties in Charleston and the C. F. &
Y. V. R. R Co., and that it is nrged
that it is ten miles nearer from Ben
nettsville jto Columbia, than from
Fayetteville to Wilmington, with
three connections, viz: at Society
Hill, Camden and Columbia, and that
at Columbia Is met all the South Car
olina and Georgia connections, and
that it will cost less to build to Co
lumbia than to Wilmington. :
The above is taken from the Fay
etteville Observer and should receive
attention from the citizens of Wil.
mington. : . . . -
The route from Bennettsville ; to
Columbia via Society Hill and Cam
den is at least twenty miles further
than the straight line from Fayette
ville to Wilmington. But the impor
tant matter for our friends of the
Cape Fear & Yadkin Valley Railroad
Company is to secure, as soon as pos
sible, the best seaport for its growing
trade. How would a connection with
Columbia,' an interior town in South
Carolina, jaid them in this regard,
even were it true that it could be
reached at less cost than Wilmington?
We jiave: never hesitated to ac?
Jinowledgeth&t connection with Eay-
!OTteville,Gre1l6h,qro, Mount Airy and
thence to- the Ohio river, would be of
inestimable -advantage to Wilming
ton, bat we are also assured that the
advantage to the Cape Fear &Yad-
5fcin Valley Railroad Company cannot
well -be overstated This road could
never hope to transport any consid
erable' tonnage of ' Western produce
over its lines by way of Society Hill,
Camden and Columbia. Shippers al
ways wish to reach tide-water by the
nearest route, and beyond all ques
tion, the way ; to I this is to come to
Wilmington, j J !
We believe we shall see produce,
received at Cincinnati, delivered on
board foreign steamers lying at the
wharves of Wilmington, within two
years, and tnat wltnout breaking
bulk from the Ohio river to the Cape
Feair a consumation devoutly to be
wished for ! ! I
Tbe Bladen Coal Find.
It is probable that at an early day
an attempt will be made by, borings
or otherwise to determine if coal can
be .found! in paying quantities in
Bladen. In view of recent discover
ies there, t is well worth the effort.
Specimens taken from out-croppings
of seams of lignite along the .river are
proounced by experts to be bitumi
nous coal of excellent quality. The
out-croppings can be traced for miles
short distance above Elizabeth-
toWn. It is conjectured that this
find may turn out to be the eastern
half of the Chatham county coal
seam, which Prof. Emmons said was
broken in two iby the granite up
heaval, and that the last half would
probably, be fdund some day nearer
the ocean. I
The Chatham county coal fields
seem to have been neglected since
the war. During the Confederacy
they were esteemed of great value.
Mrs. Spencer, in her work. "The Last
Ninety Days of the War in North
Carolina," says that the authorities
at Richmond looked with anxiety to
the Deep River coal field as the point
where work-shops could be located,
and adds: "It is an interesting and
suggestive fact connected with the
want of transportation facilities in
our last j days and showing the dire
extremity to which we were reduced,
that coal was carried from Deep
River by rail and river past Fayette
ville to j Wilmington, thence by rail
ia Goldsboro, Raleigh and Greens
boro, to supply the government work-
shoos in! Salisbury, and Charlotte.
South Carolina also sent trains for it
to Wilmington. ! This coal was pro
nounced to be of the first quality,
equal to the Cumberland 1coal, and
one-hundred per cent, superior to the
Richmond for blacksmith purposes."
Tne WblpplDE Poat Dlacuaaed
Two colored men1 one an old in
firm stutterer and the other a middle
aged man had a discussion on Front
street a day or two ago. The old man
was favoring the restoration of the
whippingpost as a punishment for
violators of law for both white and
black. He said "whip them and then
turn them loose to support their fam
ilies." He did not believe in putting
them in j jails and penitentiaries to
be fed at public expense, while their
families were suffering, or .had to be
taken care of by the people. To this
the younger man replied'that he, was
opposed to such a law; that it would
ruin the country; that the hides
old negroes like the one who had
just spoken, were so 'thick and tough
and nam tnat tney coma noi ioki.
the lash, and they would always be
stealing and violating the laws of the
Exports ; Foreign .
Messrs. Robinson & King cleared
the German barque Sirene yesterday
for London. Ens., with a cargo of
4,777 barrels of rosin, valued at $4,-
169. ' ' . j -':'. -
Messrs. Paterson, Downing & Co.,
cleared the Norwegian barque Frith-
Jof, with 344 casks spirits turpentine
and 3.595 barrels of rosin, valued at
$8,711, also forJLondon.
Messrs. Alex. Sprunt & Son cleared
the British steamship Moseville, for
Reval, Russia, with 4,650 bales of cot
ton valued at $196,700.
Receipts of ; cotton here yesterday
were" 2,437 bales; the same day last
vear 1.008 bales: for the week 8,449,
against 7,607 ba)es the same week last
year. Receipts for the crop year are
58.444. against 84,209 bales to same
date last year; an increase of 24,235
bales. I I '. i
Stock, 25,890 bales; last year, same
y -Total exports since September 1st,
83.209 bales: aeainst 15.858 bales to
same date last year.
Bishop Key, of . the Methodist
1 rrrTiTi Rnnt.h. baa TMir-
chased a home in Oxford, Ga., wnlcn
will nereaiter penis auuresa.
"Petty .Bleanness.' . . -.,;-.
. In justice to the Register of the
county, wea) deem it due to say that
the fact that the proceedings of the
Board of County Commissioners ap
peared alone in the Messenger of
Tuesday morning, scores one for the
enterprise of this paper, and the fact
that it did not appear in the Star,
should: not be used to censure the
said Register. Our, reporter went in
search of the proceedings and suc
ceeded in obtaining them, just as the
other city papers might have done.
This hardly agrees with the "Card"
of the County Register, published in
the paper containing the above. The
-Register says that he called at the of
fice 6f the Messenger after he had
closed his office, and furnished that
paper with a copy of the proceed
ings; and he adds, that if he had not
gone to the Messenger office, "it would
have been in the same category that
the Star was in."
The Star reporter applied person
ally at the office of the County Re
gister about 4 o'clock in the after
noon of the day on which the meet
of the Board was held, but the pro
ceedings were withheld, from him,
and-he was'jtold that there was no
Deain of a Printer. ". . ' : 1 " "
James R. Davis, formerly a com
positor in this office, died at Talbot
tdn, Ga., on the 7th inst. His mother
resides in this city, as also does his
brother, Mr. J, H. Davis, master car
builder at ' the W. & W. Railroad
shops. A private letter from Mr. W.
El Mumford, editor of the New Era,
the paper on which Mr. Davis was
working at the time of his death
says that he had formed a large circle
of friends in that town, and that he
had every attention during his sick
ness that kind hands and loving
hearts could render. He was buried
from the M. E. church in thatplace.
The writer knew Mr. Davis well du
ring his residence in this city, and
can truly say that he never knew a
kinder hearted man or one more wil
ling to do a favor or lend a helping
hand. . , . ' 1
A New Cbannel.
j Capt. Woodside, of the steamer
Wdodbury, is engaged in digging a
hew channel near the present ship
channel near the mouth of the river,
litis now 13 feet 8 inches deep at
mean low water, but it is the Inten
tion to make it deeper, as this is only
the depth of- the old ship channel.
The channel will be entirely straight
and decidedly better than the old
One, which contains several sharp
Curves. It will be known as the
Tbe Fire In Brunswick.
The illumination observed in the
northwestern sky on Wednesday
night, mention of which was made in
the Star, was caused by the burning
of a barn on what is known as the
VOld Hall Place," near the Navassa
Guano Work. The building with its
contents of about 300 bushels of rice
belonging to a number of colored
people in the vicinity, was entirely
destroyed. The origin 'of the fire is
not known, j
Seeraldays since a negro named
Charles Muller was struck in the head
with a cap-stan bar by another negro
while they were coming down the
river on the A. r. nurt. A promi
nent artery was severed and it was
for a time thought that he would
bleed to death. The other negro af
ter striking Muller jumped overboard
and swam to the shore although the
boat was in motion at the time. His
fright seems however to j have been
momentary for he has been seen in
this citv several times since.
Muller, upon the arrival of the boat
here was taken to the Marine Hos
pital, and when last heard from was
much better and out of danger.
First Tobacco-Break at Rocky mount.
A correspondent from Rocky
Mount informs us that the first to
baeco break of this season took place
there yesterday at the tobacco ware
house. Much fine leaf iwas offered
and the prices and sales were good
throughout some being sold as high
as $99 per hundred.
The crop in Nash county has all
been secured without any injury by
frost, and consisted of some of the
finest leaf ever raised in that vicini-
ty. . , .
The Rev. Robert Strange, of Ra
leigh, has been tendered the rector
ship of St. James church by the Ves
try, which is made vacant by the re
signation of the Rev. W. H. Lewis.
The many friends of Mr. Strange in
this city would be delighted to hear
that he had decided to accept the
call. . I '
Rev. W. H. Lewis, for two and a
half years rector of St. James church,
left last night to join his family and
enter upon his duties in his new field
of labor in New York city. Mr. Lewis
has made numerous friends during
his stay here, and the well wishes of
many greeted him on his departure.
Flire In tbe Steamship Parland's Cargo
The British , steamer Parkland,
loadiner with cotton at the upper
I ompress for Europe, was discovered
to be on fire about two o'clock yester
day morning. The fire originated in
the hole and nearly ;one hundred
bales of cotton were damaged. The
flames were extinguished without
giving the general alarm, and the
t.n the drv dock
1CDOC1 vv mj a. t;uiv t
where she will discharge her cargo to
ascertain tne extent -i mo uamogc.
Tha oartrn urna fnllv insured and. it 18
thnno-rit. thn the damage- is but
The cotton damaged by fire and
water on the British steamship jfarc
lands was all discharged yesterday,
It was found that eighty bales were
damaged by fire and about eight
hundred by water, most of these very
olin.ViT.lir Tha hnlag from holds NOB.
o nvtji a wava i?av a-rrrfaH the -rest of
11.. n nr.-ll ..th. latrn-rherl- The
but? UBbXKV nut uuv wo . .
J.X .11 3 .mjV, Maobm At.
kinson & Manning in the Atlantic
Mutual uo. oi jxew xor-
THK INDIANA HORROR.
Farther Particulars of the 'terrible
Railway Accident Sixteen Pr'son
Burned to Dea'b. and dehtrcu
Wounded The I. ilrrulne or . the
Wreck. ; -1 '
(Chicago. Ojt. 13 S.t'cUl iii-itebea
to ibe Chic go papers bia tnoiu ha U
the extent of tbe Chicago and AlUtiiio bor
ror, coafirms tbd At--.itcd Press report,
direct from Kaats, tbe day of tbe disaster.
The Inter-Ocean hat a paiticu'ariy sinbili
cant inter vsew iih Dr. F G AJcLsire, of
Boooe Grove, wbo wiih Dr McKx-e. of
Kauts, wag active iu uidias ih uff- era at
the wreck "I bose temaini which were
recovered," said Dr McLure; ' nre of per
sons who were D'.Uinj ou seats near the
windows and fell outwards when ibe cbr
red frame work fell to piects; but those whD
were sitting inside, ana whose remains fell
on tbe rails, were burned to a powder, acd
not a vestige of tbeni. except pernaps a few
pieces of bone, could be found. Tbe bust
between these rails Ws sufficient to have
destroyed all remains. In such a be4,
when tbe charred mass cooled, it wcu'd go
to powder by tne embers lalliog on it. and
nothing would ever be known of them il
was told by one of the wreckers that he
saw little heaps of boces, and this was cor
roborated by the statements of other, and
doubtless tbal was ail that remained of
those who fell between the tracks, for
when the heat is suffici' nt to make the
rails underneath red-hot, and to warp and
bend tbem into every1 conceivable fchape, jit
la almost as intense as a crematory.?'
Dr. Ale Lure states that tbe number
burned to death was at least sixteen, .aad
that eighteen were, wounded, which makis
the totaljevcn higher than tbe Press estimate.
Dr. McLure says at Miller's hotel, in
Kauts, after tho accident, there were seven
ladies and lea men, ! making seventeen in
all. He got the name and address of the
lady mentioned in tbe Press report, as hav
ing done moat neroic wore at tne wreca,
helping others to escape Here it is Mrs.
John Weneinger,. Carey, Wyandott county.
J. W. Fredeiick. who lives at Kauta, and
failed to get aboard tbe train at Hammond,
said he knew there were over fifty pas
sengers aboard the train when it left Ua!ii
The Daily News has a special from Wh -
bash, saying Lew, Thorn, a well known
travelling man, interviewed the porter of
the rear Pullman car on tbe train wrecked
at Kauts. Tbe porter stated that the tickets
in the possession of the conductor showed
that nineteen passenger were mUsing. Tbe
porter himself counted fifteen bodies all
burned to a crisp.
Appearance of the Disease at Palatka
Tbe rity Quarantined Six New
Cases at Tampa and Two Deaths. j
Jacksonville, Fra., Oct. 13 The fact
that a death from yellow fevrr bad occur
red in Palatka became known here t-day
about 3 o'clock. Tbe president of the
County Health Board immediately declared
quarantine aginst Paiatfta and soot out a
special tram with extra officers slop the
train from Palatka at the border of ibe
county. The train was met at Orange
Park, and all persons from Palatka were
sent back there on the special train. Kigid
quarantine has been established on rail and
river, and it is not thought the fevt r can
A special to the TinAes Union, from.
Tampa, says there have been six new cases
to day and two deaths. Dr. Porter and tbe
nurses from Key West have arrived.
Washington. Oct 14 Tbe .Vtariue
Hospital Bureau is informed by Deputy
Collector Spencer at Tampa, Fia . that two
deaths and three new cases have occurred
since the last report. Hesaj.s: "I failed
to get a house for & hospital There is no
concert of action between the Board of
Health, Town Council and the Citizens'
Committee, and no head to a system to put
down the epidemic."
Surgeon General Hamilton answered
this telegram as follows: "Dr. : Porter is
amply able to make a diagnosis when your
citizens agree as to what you want. Tbe
Bureau is ready to help so far as reasonable
heeds are concerned. '
Another telegram from Dr. Wylly, at
Banford, Fla , says that a rigid quarantine
is maintained against Tampa, and that they
have nothing to fear at Sanford. I
Health officer Strauss, of Palatka, tele
graphed a follows: "At a special meet
ing of the Board of Health, held to-day
(13tb, health officer Strauss made the fol
lowing special report of a sporadic case of
yellow fever. "A refugee, six days from
Tampa, died here this morning jof yellow
fever. Tbe . premises are under strict
quarantine, and everything in the room
and belonging to him was burned. Nothing
to fear from a spread of thehsease."
Palatka, Oct. 14. The case Of yellow
fever reported yesterday did not originate
here. The man who died was a refugee
from Tampa. The house where he died
was promptly quarantined and the bedding
and effects of the patient burned. i There is
no reason to fear that the disease will
spread. The health of the city is good
Washington, Oct. 14. A telegram was
received at the Marine Hospital Bureau
tbis afternoon from Dr. Joseph Y. Porter.
President of the Key West iioard of
Health, announcing his arrival at Tampa
last evening, and saying "Have seen in
discriminately. The disease is undoubted
ly yellow fever, presenting the character
istic tests of albumen, irritable stomach
and black vomit." I
A telegram was also received from Depu
ty Collector Spencer, saying: "Three deaths
last night and several new cases. ! Dr. Por
ter i9 here and pronounces it yellow fever.
The town authorities are acting and taking
measures to disinfect."
Jacksonville, Oct. 14. A Palatka
special just received, says "there is no
cause for alarm. There has been one
death, and there are no more cases." it is
not believed that the disease will spread in
that citv. The death was that of a Tampa
refugee. There is no statement as to the
disease. There is no danger oi ine lever
propagating there and there is no cause for
Washington. Oct. 15. Surgeon Gen
eral Hamilton has reaeived the following
telegram from Dr. Ames, Secretary of the
Board oi ueaitu oi rutnam county, r ia
dated Palatka. Oct. 14: "A refugee, six
davs from Tampa, died at Interlacben,
eighteen miles west bf Palatka, yesterday.
I made an autopsy, and the microscope
confirmed the diagnosis of yellow fever,
The refugee, six davs from Tampa, who
died in Palatka yesterday, -and reported by
the city health officer as yellow fever, was.
not reported to tne county tsoara oi neaun
until af fer the natient was buried. There
was no autopsy."
Washington. Oct. 15. The Secretary
of the Treasurjr-received a telegram from
the Governor of Florida to-day as ioiiows:
t,a onMamln at Tamna ia VAllrtw f fiVfir. t
T resoectf ullv ask such aid to the local
health authorities in suppressing the disease
and preventing its spread as you can ai
Secretary Fairchild sent a telegram in
reply, saying orders have been given Burn
geon uenerai Jttamuion.oi ue manuc auo
pital Service, to render such aid to the lo
cal auuiomies as uo may uociu cavcuieu..
Surgeon General Hamilton subsequent!
telegraphed Deputy Collector Spencer, a
Tamna. instructing him to.consuU witn tn
health authorities, ascertain their desires,
anrl aMinir that the Marine Hosnital Bu
nan ia milliner tn nrnvirle all nenessarv 6X4
1WU M """-ft " r ... " ,
penses for the hospital, such as nurses, and
such incidental expenses as may be abeof
lutely necessary. Disinfectants nave ai
ready been forwarded to Tampa.
Goldsboro Aram: The steam
cake and cracker bakery of Messrs. Cogdell
& Barnes in this city is an interesting place
to visit. There were three hundred
and over bales of cotton on this market
yesterday and sold readily at 8f cents.
Dunn i Signboard: The bar
of Mr. W, EL Pone, who lives between
Dunn and Godwin's, was destroyed by fire
last Tuesday morning about lignt.
(aflaret tbe French General Found
Guilty of Habitual misconduct-now
Coercion Ten oris s the Irish Jen
nie Llnd Reported Dfloit.
Pabis, Oct. 13. The Council of Gener
als! which was appointed for tbe purpose
of frying Gen Caffarel, on the charges pre
ferred agaist him of selling civic, decora
tions, has pronounced the accused cuiltv of
habitual dishonorable misconduct. It was
decided by the Council to place Caffarel on
the.' retired list of tbe army, and he will be
deprived of his decoration of tbe Legion of
Uonor. His pension, granted for thirty-
nine years' service ia the army, will be re
duced from 8,000 francs to 4 900 franc?.
Dublin. Oct. 14. United Ireland. ilr.
William O'Brien's paper, to-dav publishes
nix columns of reports o various National
League meetings, and-observes that "tbis is
how coercion terrorizes tbe Irish."
London. Oct 13. Jennie Llnd Gold-
schmidt is reported to be dying.
ir arts. Hot. 14. lhe order relieving
Gen. Boulanger from his command and
placing him under arrest, directs that he be
'Placed under close arrest for thirty davs."
During that period tbe Ministry will decide
wnetner or not uen. Jjoulancer shall be de
prived of his command.
Tbe Radical members of the Chamber of
Deputies have decided to make Gen. Bou
langer a candidate for-that body if he, resign
or is removed from his command. Fur
ther complication are imminent.
tiemarks are persistently circulated to
the effect that Gen. Boulanger has resigned
his' commission in the army.
AL. J E VI LI SIl'fFORK.
Attempt to Wreck tbe Presidential
Train-Railway Trestle Set on Fire
Another Horror Averted by Its Time- i
By Telegraph to the Horning; Star.
Chicago, Oct. 15. A Nevis special
from Memphis, Tenn.. says when the pilot
tram preceaing tne presidential train ari
rived at the trestle between Bonnerville
and Jonesboro, Ark., yesterday morning.
the engineer discovered the trestle to be on
fire. He did not make the discovery until
it iwas too late to stop tbe train, and not
until the engine had passed over the burn
ing portion. As soon as possible he back
ed the train off the trestle and jumped
down to examine the fire. Ho found that
a isection of aboutten feet square was in
flames and that the fire bad been started on
the under side of ths timbers. The engi
neer and all of the rest of tbe tram men,
With the help of some of the passengers,
succeeded in putting out tlie fire, when it
was discovered that tbe flames had not
eaten dangerously far into tbe wood, and
tba the trestle was still safe for the passage
of .trains. Had the train been ten minutes
later, however, there might have been an
other Chatsworth horror to chronicle.
I The News' staff correspondent, who hap
pened to be on the train, made a careful ex
amination of the burned timbers, which
gave unmistakable evidence of an attempt
at train-wrecking. I Tha fire was started on
tbe under side of the cross -ties in such a
manner that there can be no possible belief
that sparks were tbe ctusc of it. Then,
too, tbe fire was certainly set to more than
oae tie at a time, for it could not have
jumped from one to another without burn
lug tbe sides of the timber more tban it did .
The conclusion is almost irresistible that
somebody had applied tbe torch to at least
eight or nine of tbe umber.
. Railway Train Stopped by Robbers,
wbo Hurl a Dynamite Bomb at tbe
mall Car One of the VII aloe Shot
Dead by. tbe mall Agent Escape of
tbe Otbers. . j i . . .
(By Telegraph to the Horning Star.
El Paso. Oct, 15. Tbe train on the
Southern Pacific Road, which left here at
4-30 yesterday afternoon; returned three
hours later with the mail car badly knock
ed to pieces by a bomb, and a dead train
robber on board.. When the train had
reached a point four, miles east of here it
was naggeu ana tne engineer stopped me
train. Immediately three men ran up and
burled a dynamite bomb at the door of tbe
mail car. The door was badly shattered
and the mail agent considerably shaken up,
but he recovered sufficiently tq seize a dou
ble-barreled shotgun, and - when tbe fore
most robber appeared in the doorway to dll
aim full of buckshot, tie fell dead, and
his two companions started away as fast as
they could run. Tbe mail agent fired the
second barrel at them, and thinks he hit
one. The train returned to El Paso and
remained here last night.
NEW YORK. j
outbern Railroad and Steamship As
sociation Flxlns Freight Rates and
fBv Telegraph to the Morning Star
New Yobk, Oct. 15. The session of the
Southern Railroad and Steamship Associa
tion at the Astor House closed to-day, re
sulting in the repeal of the present rates to
ff Ihoplooryin Havonnoh onrl irlrinrfa nitnta1
and the reestablish men t of the figures of
last year. A passenger tariff and classifi
cation were also agreed upon .
3 Those attending the meeting were S. Cl
Boylston, General Freight and Passenger
Agent of the Florida Southern Railroad; J.
D. Hashagen, of the Savannah, Florida &
iWestern Railroad; O. D. Owens, of the
Florida & Western Railroad: T. M. Emer-
a r i :.i.t a ti k
ot the Atlantic Coastline: Theo. u. JSger,
Traffic Manager of the Clyde Steamship
Co.; Henry K. Mallory, otMallory's Steam
ship line, and Gen. G. M. Sorrell, General
j Manager of the Ocean Steamship Co.
NOT AN EARTHQUAKE
Cause of Interruption of Telegraphic
Communication with Charleston.
By Telegraph to the Morning Star.;
Washington, i Oct. 15 Telegraphic
i communication with Charleston, . u.
which was cut off shortly after midnight,
was restored lat an early Hour tbis morning.
The interruption was caused by a fire at
Magnolia, a suburb oi Cnarleston, which
melted ail of the wires running into the
Charleston, Oct. 15. A report was
sent from Washington this morning, inti
mating that there had been serious trouble
at Charleston, and as ajconsequence dis
patches have been arriving here all day
making inquiries as to the condition of
the city.and whether there had been, as re
ported, another eartnquaae. au tnis trou
ble grew out of a small fire at a railroad
crossing about tnree mues irom tne city,
which burned down some telegraph poles
and cut off communication with this city
for several hours. The total loss by fire
did not exceed $3,500. and not more than
one man in a thousand in this city knew
that there had been a blaze. As for atmos
pheric and electrical disturbances, we have
had nothing of this kind here to amount
to anything since August 31st, 1886. The
earth is more solid at Charleston than it
ever was before, and there ha3 been no seis
mic disturbance of any kind whatever in
the last two months.
A Summary of the Crop to Date.
New Yobk,. Oct. 15. Receipts of cot
ton for all interior towns. 177.314 bales; re
ceipts from plantations, 808,457 bales; total-
visible supply oi cotton lor tne wona,
1,946,049 bales, of which 1.403.149 bales
are American,, against 1,468,157 and 1,
107,557 bales respectively last year ; crop in
sight 1,413,050 bales.
Hickory, Press: Senator Ran
som spent Monday in town. Girdine
Helton, the young m&n who was accident
ally shot by James Ekord, .Sunday, Octo
ber 3d. died Tuesday night, we near mat
Ekord has skipped.
! Durham Recorder: Durham's
former Anarchist, Julius A Strickland, is
storming the devil s stronghold, as Captain
of the Salvation Army in Kaieign.
.New Hern Journal'. The com
mittee appointed by the inasa meeting oa
Tuesday night to confer with the Governor
in regard to an extension of the A. & N. '
C. R. held a mcctiDg yesterday', evening
and fixed next Wednesday as the time t.
go ro Raleigh for that purpose. .
... "North 'Carolina seems to bo
richer in metals than any other pan of th
worm, i recaon jxoah must have had a i
cabinet and accidentally spilt it out risU'.
there." Such were tho remarks made a ft-w
days since by Prof. Edison, ibe electrical
wizard, to a newspaper correspondent wlif
called upon him at his laboratory
Reidsville Weekly: A move
ment Is on foot in the city for the nrgani -zation
of another military company to bo
named the Reidsville Gniys. A Dreliiuina -ry
meeting was held last nighi for that
purpose. 4r- Mr. Billy Worsham, near
Ruffin, lost a fine bam of tobacco by f3ra
onthe6ihJ Mr. A. Stacev. in the tanj.-
section, experienced a similar misfortune.
on the 9lh. Three barns of tob'ici'o
were consumed by fire at PrestonyilUi tn
one day last Saturday. They belonged to
Messrs. P. L.- Smith, Peter Martin and
Raleigh Scales. At the expiration of
the five years teim of lhe Tteidvi!! T.ioht.
Infantry, a meeting was held last Tuesday
night for election purposts. The result of
the contest was the re-election of Capt.
Ellington for the position which he baa to
capably filled. Mr. Robert Roan wo
elected First Lieutenant and Robert Galla-
way Second Lieutenant.
Kaleieh News- Observer: The
following topics and speakers have been
selected for the Farmers' Institute to le
held during the Slate Fair. Tbe institute
will commence on Wednesday, October
19th. The day meetings will be held iu
the Exposition building and evening mett
ines in the capitol. 1st. "Tenant Sys
tems," Prof. J. D. Hodges; 2i. "Diversified
Crops," Col.lElias Carr; 3d, "Trucking in
North Carolina," George Aliens 4th, "The
bho ana Ensilage " Dr. K. U. Lewis:
5th, "The Profits of the Cow," Dr.
D. W. C. Benbow; 6th, "Manufac
turing and Small Industries," Henry
E. Fries; 7th. "Grass and Clover:"
Dr. Jas Bird; 8th. "The Bright Tobacco
of North Carolina,' Col. W. H. S. Bur-
gwyn; tn, "The Grape, Its Care and
Profits " 8 Otho Wilson: 10th. "Home-
Made Manures," Dr. II. B. Battle; 11th.
The Possibilities of an Aero." Milton
Whitney: 12th. "The Farmer Should be
Educated,"! Hon. Kemp P. Battle; 13tb,
Immigration," Natt. Atkinson; 14th.
"Should Farmers Organiza. " 8. B. Alex
ander; 15th; "Wheat Raising." John Dor
sett; 16th, VThe Horse We Need." W. P.
Bachelor; 17th, "Our Agricultural Col
lege," W. S. Primrose; 18th, "Fruit Grow
ing;" J. Van Lindley; 19th. "Impediments
to Southern Farming," T. B. Lindley;
20th, "Plowing," Capt. D. M. Payne; 21st.
"Agricultural Fairs." Hon. T. M Holt;
22d, "Restoration of Run Down Lands,"
Col. C. M. McDonald.
Raleigh News-Observer: Yester-
terday trains on the road ran to Pilot Moun
tain station, making the total length of the
line now iu operation 220 miles. Freights
over the line are far beyond expectatioa,
and the general business of the road is in
creasing daily. As an example of this wo
understand tnat 4U.UUU bales of cotton will
be hauled this season into Fayetteville front
the Bennettsville, S. O, section, an increase
of 10.000 bales over last year's business ia
this quarter alone. - A white man by
the name ;of Nipple, from Wake Forest
township, was jailed yesterday on a charge
of disposing ot mortgaged property. Tho
offense itself was bad enough, bnt the offen
der was a Cripple, having only one eye and
one leg, and altogether it was a pitiable
affair. Judge Manning left many
relatives and a host of iriends and admirers
in his native State, who regarded his ca
reer with an honest pride and wbo will
mourn his loss to them and to the country.
lie was a brother of Hon. William Man
ning, who represented Gates county in tbe
State Senate some years ago, and an uncle
of Lion. John Manning, Professor of Law
at the University. He was about 70 years
of age. -1 Asheville correspondence of
October 11th: The subscription of $50,000
to the C. ( K. & W; road was carried iu
Transylvania county by a large majority
785 to 84. The Buncombe county commis
sioners yesterday submitted a proposition
for a railroad bond subscription to tbe vote
of tbe people. The election will be held
November! 19th. Tbe proposiiion gives
$100,000 to the Carolina Central, $200,000
to the C. K. & W. and $100,000 tbe Ashe
ville & Burnsville road; the bonds to be
issued only on the completion of the roads
and to bear 4 per cent.- interest, payable in
Raleigh JVeios- Observer : W .
N. Jones, Esq., Commissioner of Labor
Statistics, has undertaken and is now wri
ting a comprehensive history of labor in
North Carolina. A gentleman from
Chatham county who was in the city yes
terday reported -that extensive work had
been cemmenced at the old coal mines near
Egypt. 1 Large quantities are being taken
and it has proven to be of a better quality
than was ever thought could be found
there, and in fact equal to the best. ;
The family of Capt. B. P. Williamson have
been grievously smitten this week. On
yesterday morning at 7.30 o'clock, death
entered the already sorrowing household
and cast over it a still deeper gloom by
taking away Garland, a bright and lovely
little son, aged eight years. Only two days
before, Ruby, Garland's sweet little sister.
aged five years, preceded him to tbe land
of the angels. For the year 1887, the
pensioners will probably number 4,000,mak
ing the amount for eachjindividual $70.60.
- jar. J. 1. PatriCK, utate immigration
Agent, has received letters from Judge C.
C Pool and Arthur Arlington. Esq.. the
former of whom had charge of the State
exhibit fecently made at Jefferson, Ohio,
tbe latter at Pottsdam and other places in
New York. Judge Pool writes: "It is a
great pity j for me to have to send the
exhibit back to North Carolina for want of
money.! ! It is the best possible advertise
ment of our State. I was on my feet yes
terday from 8 o'clock in the morning until
5 o'clock in the evening. A perfect ruBh of
people filled the building allotcd to me, and
our exhibit is a great feature of tbe fair."
Mr. Arrington writes from Pottsdam, New
York: "I returned to this place from the
Malone fair, which was largely attended,
and where our exhibit made a big impres
sion. One of the best things ever done for
the State, I am persuaded, is the getting up
of these exhibits. I start for New York
this morning, thence to New Hampshire. "
- Raleigh Chronicle: . John W.
Thompson, Esq., steward of the Insane
Asylum, wno nas aeen sick seven weeas, is
well again. On Sunday, morning
and night, Bishop Key preached to large
congregatidns at Edenton Street Methodist
church. His sermons were strong and
scriptural.; At the close of the morning
sermon I a collection, amounting to $400,
was raised for Missions. The State
Agricultural Department will have a large
and varied display of the resources of the
State. I This will be a tine show of itself.
- A depot will be built at Milbrook. six
miles north of Raleigh, by the R. & G.
Company.: And it will be a nice oae to be
in keeping with the other depots on this
road. ! Mr. i a. jsngelbara succeeds
Mr. M. M. Moore as local manager of tbe
water; works. Chapel Hill, Oct. 12.
The University Chapel has been well
filled on several occasions of unusual in
terest Within the. past week. On Sat
urday night Colonel Alfred M. Wad
dell j gave the first lecture of . the
season , for the Mitchell Society, choos
ing for his theme the history of North
America prior to its so called "discovery"
by Columbus, in 1493. Colonel WaddeU
has, we all know, a very pleasant way of
putting things. One may say this much
without infringing on the copyright of bis
discourse, and may confess, also, that .he
beguiled us into believing that North
America, and possibly North Carolina, .
were settled by Irishmen and Welshmen
long centuries before Columbus landed on
the :i Bahamas On Monday the Shake
speare Club invited the public to a lecture
delivered under its auspices by Colonel
Waddell on the legal knowledge ot Shake
speare. This was a very sprightly and in
teresting resume of the facts in the case.
If it take a thief to catch a thief, of I course ;
it must be best to set a lawyer to catch a
lawyer, aud accordingly - the lawyers,
headed by the Chief Justice of England,
have settled it that Shakespeare had
"familiar, profound and accurate knowl
edge of English law as it stood ia his day."
A large and appreciative audience indicated
that Capt. A D. Jones has lost none .of hia
popularity with Chapel Hillians. His
theme was "The Character and Influences
of Willliam R. Davie, our Statesman of
tbe Constitutional Era, and the Father of
our University." . !
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