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VOL, XVIII. I . I WILMINGrTON, Ni C, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 28; 1887. 1 T NO. 51
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Ict rjEltAL AND PARTICCLAB.
jl'Iis able' an highly esteemed
LjDu'.iburg Ncics, has another reply
to tin' Stah. We can assure it that
the Star never once thought, of the
JYeiM wlicn 'l referred to certain ex
ponents f f particular views and ap
plUl somo uncomplimentary epi -tllet
f. Tkc particular instances are
not r'Ctllel by us, but they were not
itiwmleil for the Neios or any paper in
teliiirently and fairly conducted. The
ppetcltis of ! demagogues and the
absurd statements or arguments of
some 'pspers now and then so annoy
us tliat we are driven into descrip
t'ifeuitlii'lf. The Stab has entire
respect for those who differ from it
on question- of Federal or State
policy. It believes that the parties
as now constituted contain so many
discordant elements that it would be
a most fortunate event if .they could
be reconducted and parties be
fbrmea ou principles, and not upon
mere expediency. So long aa the
n'egro is Used by the Republicans as
either a fire-brand or a factor in po
lltie! contests, there can be only one
course open for the white people
the "er.iiine representatives of the
Aryan race to pursue, to take care
Of home government, and to unite in
federal elections in keeping out of
power, as we believe in our soul, the
most dangerortv veuai, unprincipled
party that has flourished in the nine
The Star has never claimed for
itself impeccabilit'. It has very
decided conviction.-, and these it
urgrs an.J upboli.M-.wita sincere ar
dor, but it i?ivcs ethers to judge for
themselves It presents its opinions
and they cih b accepted or rejected
by its readers. If they are right
opinions, based ou reason, fact, ex
perience, then they ought to prevail;
if unsound and unwise, and unsus-taint-J
by argument, let them be re
jected. A paper must have opinions,
or it is without a mission. Its early
death should be. (lesired. It is in
the way of better papers. The Stab
has long held the views on economic
questions which it has presented
from time to time. While it be
lieves in their correctness, else it
wonid not uphold them", it has never
thought of questioning the honesty!
or rights of others! tbat hold opposite:
views. It has sonsbt to fieht what
it considered error by presenting the'
truth. . ' )
Our esteemed Lynchburg contem
porary has some' opinions with which
wo are r.ot agreed. It believes in!
Protection, we think, and in the abo-
ferently, through different media and
irom opposing Btaadmg.points, but
both have entire respect for each
other and concede the fullest right
to held particular views in all char
ity. . ; - " " ..
ti The Stab, must return its hearty
thanks for the most flattering notice
it has probably ever reoeived in the
thousand that have fallen to its lot.
While we feel how undeserving the
praise we are none the less profound
ly grateful. If not to "our faults ex.
ceeding blind," it is surely to our
supposed virtues "very kind." 1
S The Stab adds, that with Mr. Car
lisle, it has been willing to allow a
repeal of the 8 cts. per pound tax on
chewing and smoking tobacoo if it
should become positively necessary
to make this surrender in order to
placate that marplot, Randall, and
thereby secure a severe reduction jof
the enormous tax on the commodities
of life and have many of them put
on the free list. Bat the Stab be
lieves that itls unfortunate if J such
a surrender or sacrifice has to be
made. It believes that there is1 great
need of the 135,000,000 derived from
a tax not one cent of which is paid
by the raisers of tobacco. It be
lieves that it is better to retain the
Internal tax, change the plan of col-,
lecting, and make the needed reduc
tion by cutting down the unbeara
ble and absurd War Tariff. Bnt we
are done. '
How fortunate it is for the human'
family that the Maker of men set
apart a day of rest. On the seventh
day the toils of a struggling, busy
life are to cease and man shall rest.
It is a most wise and humane ar
rangement. We remember to have
heard a wagoner say thirty or forty
years ago that he always stopped on
Sunday when out, on, the road haul
ing from Petersburg, Va., to the
North Carolina merchants of Gran
ville, Orange, etc. He said he could
make more distance in six days by
resting on the seventh day than by
working without cessation. He knew
this because other wagoners were
less regardful of God's law and had
less of pity for beasts, and they
. v FAITHFUL PARTY
. PCRIiIG LANDS.
it has been very gratifying to the
Stab to see how much Secretary La
mar has accomplished in bis Depart
ment of the It terior m the way of
restoring the public lands to the pro
per owner and opening them up to
regular settlers, Land Commissioner
Sparks in his j nnnual report to the
Secretary of the Interior states that
since 4th March, 1885, when Presi
dent Cleveland took the official oatb,
there have bee i reclaimed 31,824,481
acres. This would make several
States as large as North Carolina.
These lands, for the most part, have
been taken from the railroad com
panies. It is well for the country
that the Democratic party has charge.
Under the Republican party , of
plunder and waste the public lands
were fooled 4' away in a most
shameful and jensarable way. The
fact is the Republican party deserves
to be regarded as a great criminal to
be punished for its: want of honesty
and fidelity to a public trust, and for
its wantonness in allowing grabbers,
big and little, to seize upon the do
main and by fulse entries and other
devices literally rob the people of
their heritage. The Commissioner
says in his report: j .
"Bold, ieckleei i and gigantic schemes to
rob the government of its lands have been
discovered and exposed in every 8tate and
Territory containing public lands, and 1
think I can truthfully say in every land
district and county which a SDecial agent
has visited. Systematic efforts to mislead
and corrupt entry men, in order that they
might become instruments in frauding the
government, have been resorted to. Men
of intelligence and high standing in the
community, in many instances millionaires,
were the leaders in these unlawful transac
tions. Over G.000 cases have been dis
covered wherein perjury or subornation of
perjury was committed."
It was only
IG DEM AN D.
yesterday that we re-
lition of the lax.
8 for a moment
ne abilities. I
on spirits, beer, to-i
wines, &c. We oppose.
iJut it has never occurred to
to question the hon-i
of the News; or its
believes that the
publican party, as it has in the
jpast, still, favors the retention of the
internal tax. "vc have 83id that to
,way. Wo know that eome of the
leading Massachusetts political pa
pers regarded the deliverance of the
Republican platform as favoring the
piping out of the Internal tax. We
nave again and again seen opinions
from the Republican press and speak
ers favoring the1 abolition of Ihe In
ternal system, iind they were frank
enough to admit that it was done for
me purpose 6t getting rid of the
Tariff apitat.irJn ind t.n ttlin "t.ha
ree Traders,' j as they are! always
Pleased to characterize the Tariff re
formers. - '.- j ' j
if the Republicans favor the
retention of the needed tax', as the
News insists is jlho case, it shows that
they are wiserjin this particular than
tlhat portion ot the Democratic party:
Which is bo clamorous for "free
be paid to the Federal!;
long as the interest on1
!ng as hundreds of millions of
lars remain tq
the vast NatiUal war debt is to be lt
would travel every day. He j made
quicker, trips than they could make.
In a money making age like ours
lt is well for, society at large that
God did appoint one day in seven
for rest. The love of train is con-
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suming, and in no country or age was
the craze for money getting ever so
strained and insatiable as in our otfn.
If there was no law to restrain men
there are tens of thousands who
would toil on night and day without
ceasing, and at last lie down with
their gains around them like the very
beasts that perish. Avarice is the
curse of civilization. It was not
money itself but the love of it that
was declared to be "a root" of evil.
The man who yields himself up to
the desire of money making and
makes that the sole aim in life is con
trolled by a maBter who 18 more
tyrannous than the most cruel despot.
He is in a bondage such, as the Is
raelites in Egypt never knew. He
is in" a slavery such-as the world nev
er saw. Spenser with his own fine
touch has given us a description in
the "Fairy Queen" of "greedy Ava
rice," who !
"For his wicked pelf his Ood he made
And unto Hell himselfe for money sold."
In the face of his gains he was un
satisfied. "He led a wretched life"
in spite of it, is the statement of the
poet. . . :
A day of rest is indeed a great
blessing to the race. It comes in
regularly at recurring ' short periods
to give men an opportunity jto do
good, to think of the immortal part,
to worship the King, immortal, eter
nal and invisible, and to recuperate
the over-taxed energies of body and
mind. " . j I .
The Sabbath of the Lord, what a
precious boon to the tempest tossed,
anxious, feverish children of men !
If there is bread; in the house
all may thank God for such a
day, when the busy wheels of indus
try cease, the placeB of business are
closed, home life is enjoyed! by the
men struggling with carkmg cares
and grasping after alluring fortune,
and sweet rest comes to the wearied
limbs and untaxed brain. There is
tin awift haste on this day. and men
and women go up to the House of
God to offer to Him the homage of
grateful and adoring hearts. "'Tis
pleasant from the loop holes of re
treat to look on such a world." Let
us thank God for the Day of Rest.
"For in six-day b the Lord made
npAven and earth, the sea, and all
that in them is, and rested the Sev
riaV? wherefore the Lord bless
ed the Sabbath, Day and hallowed
ceived a Raleigh paper containing
the action of the State Democratic
Executive Committee in the matter
of the whisk jy, beer, cigar and to
bacco tax. ! They have resolved as
. "Resolved, That it is the sense of the
Democratic State Executive Committee
that the Internal Revenue Laws should be
immediately repealed, and our Democratic
members of Congress are requested to use
their influence, as they have heretofore
done, to have said laws repealed, and to se
cure such modifications ot the tariff as will
reduce the duties upon imports to such ex
tent as will be possible, consistent with the
economical administration of the Govern
ment.", . : I . ' .- -
A Committee will be sent to the
Congress to urge upon Congressmen
the immediate repeal of the much
needed, reasonable and judicious tax.
Will Congreus heed the appeal ? We
venture the prophecy that if the men
who desire o pacify and hold the
thousand or no systematic, deliberate,
pertinacious violators of law can get
the tax on tobacco lifted it will be as
much. So! far aa we have been
able to ascertain the sentiment of
Democrats in nfostof the States they
are not anxious to get rid of the $120,
000,000 tax n whiskey, beer, fcc.
so long as there i are a huge War
Debt, and tremendous Pension
Claims, aggregating now some $70,
OOOlOOO a year and with ' an upward
seamen's , Friend Society-Rev.
Keller, tbe Chaplain. '
Reports having been circulated in
this city prejudical toi the character
of the Rev. D. C. Kelly, Chaplain, of
the Seamen's Friend Society of this
port.and such reports having reached
the ears of the, Executive Committee
of the Society, a meeting of the Board
was held on the 4th day of October,
to which Mr. Kelly was summoned
and at the Same meeting a committee!
was appointed to. investigate the
charges. ." V ' ' t -" . .
The following is the report of this
committee of investigation, made at
the last meeting of the Board; "
To the Executive Committee of the Sea
men's Friend Society of the Port of
Wilmington, N. C: t
GrKNTLBMBN The committee ap
pointed to investigate the charges of
immorality aeainst the Chaplain.
Rev. D. C. Kelly, respectfully report '
tnau xney nave carefully and thor-
ougmy silted tne matter and can
find no I substantial ground ior.
tne- cnatjre. ' w e , are ' inclined
to the opinion that the whole
matter was started by parties who
are unfriendly to the Seamen's Home
and to the work the Society has
been endeavoring to accomplish in
breaking up the practice of enticing
sailors to desert and remain hidden
away in certain places in this city.
We trace the beginning of the report
to one colored woman who is unable,
or has failed, to establish her eharge
to the satisfaction of your committee.
And we, therefore, recommend that
the Chaplain, Rev. D. C. Kelly, have
your moral support and confidence in
tneworKfie is doing under the So
w. Oldham, Ch'in,
Geo. R. Freitch, Jr.
ne report of tne committee was
unanimously adopted and ordered
spread upon the minutes of the So
Tbe Rice Crop In tne United States.
We herewith present statistical data
in regard to the production of rice in
the United States, together with the
movement of same to 15th inst. j
The acreage planted this year was
about the same as last; but owing to
deteriorating causes in growth, har
vesting and milling, there is a mark
ed diminishment of yield; and n
comparison with the previous crop,
Louisiana produces but about 67 .100;
Georgia 77j .100; South Carolina 91 .100;
North Carolina 93 .100. Messrs. Dan
Talniage's Sons estimate the total
crop at 453,000 bbls.; which combined
with 25,000 bbls., stock on hand Sep
tember 1st, gave visible supply for
present year of 478,000 bbls., against
715,000 bbls., 1886. !
The sales of New Crop thus far,
have been' 150,000 bbls., against. 68,000
bbls., in 1886. This amount refers only
to,the outward movement of the
New Crop; and unless combined with
the stock of Old Crop at dis
tributing centres.'does not; show the
actual distribution for consumption.
The total to date for each of the re;
spective yjsars is 165,000 barrels this
year, against 145,000 barrels last year.
Deducting these two amounts from
the total stock and crop, leaves a vis
ible supply, first hands, 15th inst.,
313,000 barrels, against 575,000 barrels
nossibircontiencv 80D' At,anla' Qa Pinfuy uiaed; Miss
E?J JkJSS Mary and Mamie Erwin and Willie Er wii
for its whole length ofiheTUie N C.. bruisod. and Phil
; from one to two feet o.t " " k J." l!' , ."'I
be met Wipe out the
and the Government is
forced to rely upon the heavy tax
on all foreign goods for the necessa
ry revenue: to
If this is not
what is it?
meet its obligations.
Bawing off the limb
you are sitting then
If the Congress were.
asked to change the plan of collect
ing the Internal tax and to abolish
the tax . on chewing and smoking
tobacco there would be a good
chance of s access. But to ask the
Congress to wipe out $120,000,000
tax on injurious, corrupting, useless
luxuries, is to ask for just what will
not be granted and ought not to be
granted. The goods pledged will
not be delivered. Mark it. The
Democratic party of the Union asks
for on'such legislation as that.
The attorneys for the Anarchists
base their application entirely upon
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constitutional grounds, jdui, au.
Pryor and J Mr. Tucker are Virgin
ians, and of the Democratic school
that regards the Constitution as no t
a wisp of str iw or a rope of sand. It
will not surprise us if the Supreme
Court should grant the writ of error,
although the bloody Anarchists are
richly deserving of death and with
out benefit of clergy.
met annually i so long as the1 immense
w?r debt itself remains, or dne dollar
01 it, there is need of all the taxes on
tto luxuries, many of whicli are need-;
,e8a and are hurtful, and 'should be
retained. This is what jthe Stab
preaches, ii holds more:' that the
hest system is the direct system. This
Mr. J. R. Tucker's opinion. But
e need not argue the point. The
News and the Stab see.questions dif -
Columbia, S. C, wants ex-President
Davis and we would be glad to
know that he is able to attend. Ra
leigh seems to have preferred John
Sherman. At any'rate, we have not
heard that Mr. Davis was mvittd.
It is announced that Loge Harris's
crowd have ! invited The man who
went to the V. S. Senate and into the
tfAbinot. & nnh man andi is now a
Right Hon. Alexander J. Beres-ford-Hope
was a warm friend of the
Smith and stood manf ullv bv it in
the great j rar. A . special to the
World from London says :
"So long as the struggle lasted his bouse
in London wai one of the great meeting
places or camping grounds at which Mr.
Mason, Mr; TeLeoa. Captain Bulloch, Mr.
Hotze and other Confederates assembled,
He became chairman of the Southern In
dependence ! Association of London, and
ftAi- t.hn urn-render of Gen. Lee. in 1865.
Mr. BareafordrHope was conspicuous for
the delicacy aid generosity with which his
purse was placed at the disposal of broken
down Confederates who found their way
in swarms to England. In only a few
cases was recourse had to Mr. Beresford
Hope's munificence, but it has since tran
spired that it Was offered to Jefferson Dan
vis ana J. r uenjamin, uuu utamucu mm
thanks in both cases."
The warm-hearted South should
cherish his memory. He was born
ia 1820, and was heir to $200,000 an
nually. H owned the able and fa
mous London Saturday Review.
' Miss Winnie Davis will be tender
ed a grand reception at 'the Macon,
Facts show that the crop is nearly
200,000 barrels short of trade require
ments east of the Rocky Mountains;
that the domestic in primary markets
is below the cost of competing grades
in foreign j that there is a marked
shortage in crops which are, ordina
rily, competitors with rice. j
These several reasons are thought
to clearly j indicate that there will be
a high range of values throughout
Tne Burned Steamer.
The fire in the cargo of the steamer
Regulator burned fiercely all day and
was still blazing last night. The ves
sel is securely moored with chains on
the west side of the river, opposite
the Wilmington Compress, in a posi
tion where there is no danger to ship
ping or other property. j
The estimated value of the Regula
tor's cargo) is $50,000. It consisted of
937 bales of compressed cotton, j 370
casks spirits turpentine, 300 barrels
rosin, 235 jbarrels tar, 75 barrels crude
turpentine, 60 barrels pitch, 10 bar
rels bulbfj, 60,000 shingles and 80,000
feet of luinber, and was fully covered
by insurance. . j
The agent of the line in this city,
Mr. Smallbones, was unable to state
the value of the Regulator or whether
there was any insurance upon the
vessel. She was about twenty years
old and had been running to this
port from New York since 1869.
Capt. Ingram, her commander, suc
ceeded inj saving the ship's papers,
instruments and charts, and the
crew saved nearly all their clothing
and personal effects. J
Capt. Ingram thinks the fire origin
ated in the fire-room, but the cause
could notj be ascertained. He was on
board, just getting readyito retjje,
when thel alarm was given, and with
his crew made efforts to subdue the
flames, but they had gained too much
A Vessel Sold by Auction.
The German barque Albatros, her
"apparel and f urniture," were sold by
auction yesterday, oh account of the
owner, by order of Messrs. E. Pes
chau & Westermann. : The sale took
place at Mr. Thos. Evans' ship yard,
where the vessel was lying. S. Van
Amringe, Esq., ; was the auctioneer.
The sails, boats, hawsers, furniture,
provisions, etc., were sold separately
and were bid in by different parties.
The hull of the vessel with anchors,
was knocked down to Mr. Wmi L.
Smith at $310. - j ;
The Albatros arrived here last May
in a damaged condition, "wiw top
masts and sails carried away. She is
an old vessel or about suu tons.
A BicKanl. '
Mr. Hewlett, who runs a seine on
the beach at Masonboro, eaught fifty
barrels of fat roe mullets at one haul
last Friday. Our informant Bays that
the scene was an exciting one when
the seine was hauled. A school f of
sharks caused a great many fish to
escape by the jrents made by them in
I te Claims to consideration Ae a Rail
road Termlnn. - , .
, . Southport Oct.; 20, 1887.
Editor Wilmington Star ;
!.; Dear Sir Your "esteemed - con
temporary," the Messenger, is rather
hard on Southport, considering his
professed friendship for j that "City
by the Sea." He alleges that South
port is not a suitable place for a rail
road terminus, and asserts gravely
that there is no more depth of water
there than there is all the way up
the river. He also compliments the
very, able '.editor of the Fayetteville
Observer, by intimating" that he can
be made a fool of by Sam Sprite, who
writes" "merry- nonsense"" over the
signature of "J.'? ; t ' "
Now it is evident that the writer in
the Messenger is a shoal water sailor,
who has been' accustomed to sail
chips in frog ponds, and he will never
succeed in convincing those who "go
down to the sea in ships, and do busi
ness upon mighty waters." For never
while the Cape Fear river runs down
to the ocean, will he get any man
who understands the subject, to say
that as much draft of water can be
safely carried up the river,, as can
come in, or go out over the bar,
except m the
that the river
shall be dug out
deeper tnan tne water on tne oar.
Of course Southport would like to
be the terminus of the C. F. & Y. V.
R. R., but it wishes to assert its claim
with due and becoming modesty. It
will rejoice if Wlmington gets that
road; will Wilmington do the same
for Southport? The interests of the
two places ought to be identical.
Suppose Southport becomes a city
will not Wilmington profit by it
greatly? Does the principal city in
the State want no outlying towns
for feeders, for customers, and con
sumers of her goods, wares and mer
chandise. Nature has given to South
port a magnificent harbor, safe and
commodious, and situated in the ex
act place where it is wanted for a
convenient coaling station, and a
shipping point for heavy articles,
such as coal, iron ores, i marble, tim
ber and many other productions of
North Carolina that have not yet
found a market. It is a new kind of
commerce which is sought to be de
veloped at Southport, and the State
will be greatly benefited by its devel
opment. But the shoal water writer in the
Messenger thinks that the shores of
the river at Southport descend grad
ually, and are not fit for the loading
Well, to explain this to his compre
hension: It is expected that wharves,
piers and docks will be constructed to
suit the requirements of commerce.
That is the usual manner of doing
business in commercial towns. The
banks of the river seem to the gen
eral observer to be as well situated
for the construction of terminal fa
cilities as they are in other places.
If, Mr. Editor, we can get a railroad
terminus in the true sense of the
word in North Carolina let us work
together to do it. We have none now
Let us have a fair and friendly deal.
And since Southport has no paper in
which to set forth her claims to no
tice, let Wilmington be generous, and
her Star, which shines for, all and
has not yet been put out, give us a
trbance to do a little pardonable
boasting, and say that our pilots,
than whom there are none more skil
ful, assert boldly that they could
safely have carried 21 feet to sea this
morning, and 20 feet at almost any
time during the last week.
Let us, one and all, thank the ac
complished engineers whose skill has
produced this result, and look for
ward with confidence to the time
when we shall see vessels drawing 25
feet loading at our wharves.
On tbe Atlantic Alr-Llne near Greer'e
Station Two Killed and a Number
. of Persons Woonded.
- By Telegraph to tbe Morning Star.
CHABLESfON S. C , Oct. 20 A frtight
train from Spartanburg and a patsenper
train from Atlanta ollHel at GrwrVj
twelve miles east of Greenville, tbis morn
ing. Both engineers were killed, atld tbe
total killed and wounded U variously esti
mated at from three ti ten. . Tbe Morgan!
Rifles, of Spartanburg, were on tbe pas
senger train returning worn Atlanta. Tbe
collision occurred tbree miles west of
Greer's, and was caused by the freight train,'
notsiae-tracking at Ureer s to let ibe pu-i
senger tram pass Tne paswnger train con
sisted of nine coachts, aud p8aed Green
ville four hours late. Both engines ware
wrecked, also the postal, baggage and ex-i
press cars of tbe passenger truiu, and tbe
first three cars of tbe freight. Eugineer.
tiaras ana uonauctor tu-avuie. of too
ireignt train disappeared. A negro saw;
them running through the woods
Tbe killed are Mm, Ham p. McD -inneHi
oi A8heville. Si. U.. and K)brt Ward, pas
enger train engineer. The iajured are, J.
B. Erwin, of Asheville, N- C. leg broken
and bis other foot badly mashed; Ed. Ha
rnett, fireman of the passenger train, arm
amputated and badly scalded expected to
die; J L. Webster. Columru. Ga , train
man, right arm amputated and otherwise
seriously injured; James Kinyon. Green
ville. 8 C. S M Dykman and W. R. Wil
son, Atlanta, Ga., painfully bruised; Misses
Black, negro brakeman of the freight train,
concussion of the brain very serious. 1
Atlanta, Ga , Oct. 20. The railroad
accident at Greer's to-day was caused by a
freight train running off scbedu'e time.
Mrs. McDonnell, of Asheville, N 6 , and
engineer B. P. Wall, are among tbe killed.
Ten are said to be seriously wounded.
What confederate Money Is Wortb.
A dealer in rare coins, etc., in New
"The worth of Confederate money
as a curiosity, like that of Continent
al currency, bears no relation to its
face value. The possessor of one of
the very few Confederate silver half
dollars struck off about the begin
ning of the rebellion rates its value
at $1,000. On the other hand, a Con
federate $500 bill with a picture of
Stonewall Jackson is worth just 25
cents. A $100 bill with the head of Mrs.
Jefferson Davis can be bought for 50
cents. There is not a Confederate
bill in existence, whatever its face
value, worth more than $1. None of
the State issues of the Confederacy
reach $1 in value, although five and
ten cent shinplasters of Alabama,
North Carolina and South Carolina
bring 15 cents apiece among col
The crop year receipts up to yes
terday were 69,198 bales, against
receipts of 43,073 bales to the same
date last year; an increase of 26,135
bales. Receipts for the same week
were 10,754 bales, against 8,864 bales
the corresponding week last year.
The stock in port is 29,159 bales; at
same time last year, 20,764. Total ex
ports since September 1st, 40,694 bales.
Hied from bis Inj axles.
A special dispatch to the Star
from Raleigh, says that George B.
Taylor, of Wayne county, who was
run over by a railroad train at the
Fair grounds Wednesday afternoon,
died at St. John's hospital in Ral
eigh, yesterday morning at half-past
five o'clock, from the injuries he. re
ceived. Mr. Taylor had both of his
legs cut off above the knee.
The Elizabeth City Economist says:
"Our Bertie friends had quite an im
posing pageant of Masonic ceremo
nial at the laying on Friday of the
corner stone of the new court house
in Windsor. C. H. Robinson of Wil
mington, Grand Master of the
Masonic Order in North Carolina,
was present and delivered an address.
AFTER THE THIEVES.
Arrest or n Female in Connection
wltb the Fidelity Bank, Cincinnati,
Swindle Otber Arrestato Follow.
fBr Telegraph to the Horning Star.)
Cincinnati. Oct 22. -Miss Josie Holmes,
private secretary of E. L. Harper, in tbe
Fidelity Bank, was arrested last night, by
United States officers, in the north-bound
railway train- at .-Hamilton. She was
brought to this city at midnight and put in
jaiL There is a belief that United States
officers will make numerous Fidelity
Raleigh Recorder : Rev. Dr.
0. E. Taylor, President of Wake Forest
College, was in New York on Saturday last
to witness the departure of his brother.
Rev. Dr. Geo. B Taylor, for his work in
Rome. r The Church in Weldon, for
so.many years a mission station, ia now,
under Pastor Morton, the most liberal
Church in the Tar River Association.
Twenty-six Passenger Iojured In a
Railroad Wreck near Charleston, W.
By Telegraph to the Morning Star.
Charleston, Oct. 20. Shortly before
noon to-day the fast express on tbe Chesa
peake & Onio Riilroad, consisting of six
coaches going west, met with an accident,
twelve miles below this city k in which
twenty-six passengers were more or less in
jured" None were killed outright, but
several were seriously hurt. The railroad
authorities sent to the city for surgical aid,
and Doctors Henry, Tbompkins and
Thomas left for the scene of the accident,
reaching there within twenty minutes The
accident was caused- by a defective switch,
over which the engine, baggage, express
and mail cars passed unharmed, but the
three middle coaches, all well filled with
passengers, were tbrown from the track 1
and two of them turned completely over I
one turning twice. It is impossible at ibis
time 8p m to learn the names and in
juries of all who were injured.
The following are a few of the sufferers:;
William F. Simmons, New York, right
forearm fractured and baby slightly bruaed;.
Lew is Baker, colored, Columbus. Ohio,;
badly bruised about tbe body and legs; O.f
P. Watson. Tayloraville, Ky., concuss'onj
of the brain and temporary paralybis;!
John Kelly, Indianapolis, Ind , scalo cu','
wrist dislocated and shoulder bruised ; Mrs
Catbarine Miller, New York city, head cuts
and spine badly injured; Mrs. Miller wilt
soon become a mother and it is feared byi
the doctor that she will have great trouble
W. F. Hiscock. Kansas, clavicle fractured.)
head cut and leg bruised; Charles Jamea,'
colored, this city, cut and bruised in the
back and body; Dr. Wm. Fowler, of New
York city, badly bruised about tbe spine
and hip joint a metal flask Id his nip
pocket embedded itself in his thigh; the
doctor's wife had a foot mashed and bus
tained painful bruises; Otto Levi, peddler!;
New York city, badly bruised and injured
internally; Gen. Robinson, tobacconist,
Maysville, Ky., sustained painful biuises;
Marion 8mith, U. S. Pension Agent. thiB
city, was bruised on right hip and both
legs; two passengers whose names were not
learned, suffered with broken backs It
was fortunate that the fire had gone out in
the stoves or the less of life would have
been great. No blame is attached to the
employes, and the company is doing all
in their power to care for tbe in jured.many
of whom were able to continue their jour
ney. Those who are worst hurt are at St.
Excitement Over Tbreatened Attempt
to Release tbe Condemned Anar
chism Tbe county Call Heavily
Guarded, and tbe "Rede" Closely
- Watched. t j f
Chicago, Oct. 21. There was a good
deal of excrement in the vicinity of the
county jail about 7 o'clock last night, when
thirty policemen marched into tbe main en
trance of tbe Criminal Court building; fol
lowed five minutes later by a detachment
of eighteen more. It was not until nearly
11 o'clock that the secret underlying these
strange movements of tbe police came out
and then it was learned that nearly two,
thirds of tbe entire force was being held ip
reserve at the principal stations. The po
lice learned yesterday through the secret
service of the department that trouble was
liable to come out of a mass meeting at
Battery D, and that if there was a collision
between the Reds and tbe police, the! for
mer might attempt an assault on the jail.
There was nothing tangible in the story,
for there was no regular plan, so far as the
secret service officers were able to ascer
tain; only a sort of tacit understanding
among tbe disciples of the condemned
seven. When the news was communica
ted to chief Ebersold he notified the Mayor,
who in turn notified sheriff Mathson, and a
council of war was held m the Mayor s of
fice yesterday afternoon, when it was de
cided that it would be good policy to take
every precaution necessary to meet any
emergency that might arise. j
The crowd at Battery Dwas a restless
one, as was apparent to any observer, al
though fifty per cent, of the crowd could
not understand English. It was a noticea
ble fact that the English speeches: were
more loudly applauded j than the German.
There was a heavy detail of police pres
ent. which was conatantlvlaugmented as the
night wore on. The officers were massed
against the west wall in a long platoon
with Capt Buckley, Lieut. Laughler and
Sergeant Gibbons at their head. Chief of
Police Ebersold was also present in citi
zen's dress. He mingled with the Anarch
ists, and was not seen, with his subordr-.
nates. The force of detectives was also
surprisingly large. While the men were
not willing, to make public tbe nature of
their orders; it was apparent that each had
been detailed to watch the Anarchists very
closely. A sensational "tip" was out, but
its real nature can only be conjectured. As.
a further proof that the police were yester
day in possession of some ominous infor
mation, it may be stated that the guard
about the jail last night was doubled.
At midnight four big officers stood at the'
Illinois street corner of the gloomy bastile,
while grouped in the court and along the
Dearborn and Michigan street fronts were
at least a dozen more guards... Several de
tectives were stationed in various parts of
the building, and the pedestrian who
stopped to loiter in the deep shadows cast
by theJpriaoDlwalla wasjquickly overhauled
and scented. - ' ;
.Yesterday's Proceedings of ths Agrl-
! cultural Convention Election of Of
ficers, Etc. !"- y "-''-',!
5 Washington. Oct. 20. At the Agricul
tural Convention this morning papers-were
read on "The Work and Needs of Experi
ment Stations,'' and "Experiments and In
vestigations Demanded by tbe Farmers of
Iowa." Officers were elected under the
new Constitution as follows: President.
Geo. W. Atberton. of Penn. ; Vice Presi
dente S. D. Lee, of Miss ; 8. H. Peahody,
iof Ills. ; Leroy Brown, of Ala ;.M. O Fer
nald, ofjMe. ;and GeoV-H Cook, of N J.
Executive Committee Edwin Willets, of
Mich : Ja8. A. - Patterson, of Ky. ; H. E
Alvord, of Mass. ; C. W. Dabney, of Tenn ;
Chas. K Adams, of N. Y. Secretsry
Chas. E. Thome, of Ohio '
After adopting a series of resolutions en
dorsing the proposed celebration at Wash
ington of the centennial of the inaugurai
tion of the government under the Constitu
tion and the 400th anniversary of the dis
covery of America, the Convention ad
journed, j .
Washington, Oct. 22.-Everybody on
the Presidential special was up at sunrise
this morning, toilets were rather hastily
made and coffee was served. Just as toe
jGoddess of Liberty, that crowns the dome
;of the Capitol, came into view, good-byes
jwere said, and at the appointed time to the
iminnte 6.40 a. m. the train came to a
stop at Washington. The President was
; heartily glad to get home, though as hearti
ly glad tbat he went away. During the
: three weeks of his journeying he had trav
i elled four thousand five hundred miles,
passed through seventeen States, crossing
tbree of them twice, and had seen and been
seen by (variously estimated by different
; members of the party at from one to five)
:: millions of American citizens. There were
no Drass bands, no committee men. no
I crowds at the station here, and it is nothing
uncomplimentary to tne people whom tbe
President has visited, to say that every one
of the tourists was glad of it,
Tbe President and Mrs. Cleveland and
Col. jLimont entered their carriage and
wept to the White House;" the Postmaster
General and Mrs. Vilas were driven to their
home; Dr. Bryant and Mr. Bissell went to
breakfast with the President, after which
they took trains respectively for New York
city and Buffalo. The artitt and the two
Journalists went their several ways. The
Pullman cars were coupled for the first
time in three weeks, and the President's
special train ceased to be.
The President and Mrs. Cleveland took
breakfast at the White House early this
morning, and then drove out to their coun
try home at Oak View, where they spent
Washington, Oct. 22. The U. S. Su
preme Court has decided to hear further
arguments upon the application for a writ
of error in the case of the condemned
Chicago Anarchists, and has set the hear
ing for Thursday next at noon. The
Court has also decided to allow the State
of Illinois to appear in these proceedings,
and has notified Attorney General Hunt to
be present and make argument in behalf of
the State in opposition to the petition for a
writ of error. Further order in the case
will be made when tbe Court reassembles
Faetory Blown tJP and Burned
Tbree Persona Rilled. : g
- Watbrbusv, Oct 22. At Bristol at
nooa to-day an oven used for japanning at
the works of J. H. Sessions & Sons, ex
ploded with terrific force, immediately set
tine the buildine on fire. 1 There were ten
male - employes in the room at the time.
When the fire was extinguished shortly af
terward three dead bodies were taken from
the ruhur Willie Young, aged 14; Burt
Cleveland, seed 15 and John Shane, aged
81. The others were severely injured.
There is no reason given for the explosion,
nor is any person responsible ior the acci
Tbelr Case Bronsbt Before tbe Uni
ted States Supreme Court In Open
' Session Presentation of tbe Points
Upon Wblcb Counsel Rely in Tbelr
Application for Writs of Error.'
Washington,- Oct. 21. Long before
half-past 10 o'clock this morning, which
was the hour set for the bearing of the ap
plication for a writ of error in tbe Chicago
Anarchists cases, the conference room of
the U. 8. Supreme Couit, in the basement
of the Capitol, was uncomfortably crowded
with lawyers and newspaper men, who
were waiting to hear the proceedings. John
Randolph Tucker, General Pryor, General
B. F. Butler. Capt. Black, and all of the
other Counsel for the condemned prisoners,
were' present and in whispered consulta
tion, but at half-past 10 neither Justice
Harlan nor the record in the cases had ar
rived. Five minutes later, however, two
men came in, carrying with difficulty a
large blue Un covered trunk, corded with
half-inch rope, which contained the volu
minous record, and under the weight of
which the bearers visibly staggered. ;
At twenty minutes to 11 o'clock Mr.
JuBtice Harlan entered the conference
room, and after greeting the counsel and
directing that all of the newspaper men ba
allowed to come in and take such places ts
best suited their convenience, be seated
himself at his desk and called for attention.
As soon as the room had become quiet,
Justice Harlan, without waiting for any
formal motion or application from the
prisoners1 counsel, said, with slow delibera
"This is an application for a writ of
error to bring up for review by the Su-
nreme Uourt or tbe United Btatea. the
judgment of the Supreme Court of the"
State of Illinois involving the liberty of
one of the petitioners and the lives of the
Others. The time fixed for executing the
sentence of death is, I am infotmed, the
11th day of November, and under the cir
cumstances it Is my duty to facilitate an
early decision of any question in the case
which the Supreme Court of the United
States may properly take cognizance, If
I should allow a writ of error, it is quite
certain that counsel would have to report
before that Court the argument which they
propose now to make before me. Oa the
other hand, if I should refuse the writ, the
defendants wonld be at liberty to renew
their application before any otber Justice
of the Supreme Court, and as human life
and liberty are involved, that Justice
might feel obliged, notwithstanding the
previous refusal of a writ, i to
look into the case and determine for him
self whether a writ of error should be al
lowed. If he also refused, the defendants
could take the papers to some other mem
ber of the Court, and so on until each Jus
tice had been applied to, or until some Jus
tice granted a writ In this way it ia man
ifest that delays might occur that would be
very embarrassing, in view of tbe short
time intervening between this day and the
date fixed for carrying into effect the judg
ment of the State Court As the case is one
of a Very serious character, in whatever as
pect it may be regarded, I deem it proper
to. : make an order, which I now do, that
counsel present their application to j the
Court in open session, to the end that early
and final action may be bad upon the ques
tion whether that Court has jurisdiction to
review the judgment in this case. There is
no reason why it may not be presented to
the Court at its session to-day.- Counsel
may state that an application is made to the
Court pursuant to my direction." j
.Washington, Oct 21. The application
to tbe U. S. Supreme Court for writs of
error in the Chicago Anarchists cases i was
made in open Court shortly after noon to
day, by Gen. Pryor, in bahalf of the con
demned prisoners. .The points upon which
he reTied. to ahnw that the cases involved
Federal questions which would give this
Court jurisdiction, were, first that: tbe
statute of Illinois, relating to the empanel
ment of juries, makes it possible to try the
prisoners with a partial and prejudiced
jury, as was in fact done in this case, and
that such statute is obnoxious to the Fede
ral Constitution; and, second, that the
prisoners were compelled to testify against
themselves and criminate themselves, i and
that criminating evidence against them was
obtained by tbe police from their private
desks, withoui search warrants, in viola
tion of the constitutional provision that a
man shall not be deprived of life, etc ,
without due process of law. I I
The Court directed Gen. Pryor to have
printed at once the parts of tbe record
which presented these Questions, and have
printed copies ready for submission to the
Court to-day or early to-morrow morning.
Further direction, if necessary, would, the
Chief Justice said, bs given on Monday
r Charlotte Chronicle: Mr. J.
P. Watt, of Steel Creek township, brother
of our townsman, Mr. W. W. Watt had
his right hand badly lacerated by his cot
ton gin yesterday morning.
Pittsboro Some: Mr. James
Poe, while greasing the cogs to lbe(horsu
power of his cotton gin on lnt Friday was
caught i in the machinery and so nadly v
crushed that he died that night. He wai j
about 50 years old. He was an bom-st and
intelligent christian gentleman.
Roxboro News: George, tb
little two year-old son of Mr Sol. O'Briant. .
near Allensville, met with quite a serious
accident ono day last week Tbe child
! while playing in the yard went to tbe horsu -
lot and; was there seized by a spiteful mule
Which bit and pawed the little fellow con
siderably. The child's collar bone waa
broken and several flesh wounds about th
head and body were the- injuries received.
He is in quite a critical condition, but,
however, we hope he will recover.
Raleigh News. Observer : Thr
regular annual meeting dT tbe State- Agri
cultural Society was held last night. Mr
R. H. Battle was called to the chair and an
nounced as the first business the election of
a President Dr. Eugene Grissom, in
fewlappropriate remarks, nominated for re-eleclion-W.
G. Unchurch, Esq , which was
sccdnded by W. 8 Primrose. Esq On
motion of Dr. R. H. Lewis, Mr. Upchurch
was unanimously elected by acclamation
Mr. Ashley nominated Mr. John Nichols
for Recording Secretary,, who declined.
He then nominated for the office Mr E G.
Hariell, of Raleigh, who was elected by
acclamation unanimously. The committee
on nominations for Vice Presidents from
judicial districts reported as follows and
the report was adopted: R B. 8alishury,
Dr. WJR. Capehart. Col. Jordan F. Jonm.
Jones, D. McN. McKay, J. Van Lindley,
G. Z. French, W. T. Jones. J. 8. Harris.
Dr. H iT. Bahnson, Maj. J. W. Wilsou, .7.
G. Hall. J. W. Cooper. '
Pittsboro Home: Thomas W.
Canady is a colored lawyer of Oxford, in
this State, being short of clients, shorter of
money and shortest of all honorable prin
ciples, he went over into Franklin county
eome weeks ago and represented to his col -ored
fellow citizens that he was an agent
for a great English philanthropic society
which was willing to aid them by lendiug
them money at a low rate of interest on
real estate security. Of course the negroet
believed him. He required a feo in ad
vance to make out applications for loans,
which fee was to bo returned if the appli
cation (was accepted. Every one of them
was anxious to secure s loan, and every one
who could raise tbe cash planked it down
Fiiday, the 7th of October, wa the day
appointed for the applicants to meet him in
Louisburg and get their money. Hun -diedspfthem
went to town on that day.
but of course Canady was not there, nor
has he been beard of since. The negroes
of Franklin find . themselves sold -to the
amount of about $500. Pass tbe name of
tbe rascal around.
Wadesboro ; Messenger: Rich
Harr.ngton, colored, was Mr. J. W.
Odum 8 gtnner, at McFarlans. On last Fri
day, while feeding the gin, one of his hands
was caught by the saws and terribly lace
rated. We join with our colored
friends of the Methodist church in regret
that Rev. A. F. Goslin will leave them.
H has the love of bis church and the con
fidence of the community, but ho has been
with this people four years and can stay
no longer. We are glad to learn that
the Anson Institute is doing well. More
than sixty pupils are in attendance.
Tbe Anson Baptist Association meets at
Brown Creek church to-morrow. Tbe
session will be one of great interest. Drs.
Hufham and Pritchard, and Revs. C. Dur
ham and A. G. McManaway, and other
visitors, are expected to attend. Died.
Miss Daisy Lindsay, at her father's resi
dence, near Lilesville, last Friday morning,
the 14th inst Mr. J. Patterson Hous
ton died suddenly last Sunday morning, at
the residence of Mr. J. E. W. Austin, iu
Monroe, aged 73 years. A few days
ago Mr. James L. Edwards brought to the
Messenger office a cotton stalk which is
very different from any we had ever seen
before. Indeed if tbe bolls had been off
we would not have believed that it was
cotton. The leaf is not at all like the or
dinary cotton leaf. But for the bolls it
would have looked much more like a wil
low twig than a cotton stalk. The staplo
seemed excellent it was long and strong.
and much like tine wool .
4- Raleigh News- Observer: The
C. F. & Y. V. R. R has a bonanza in its
proximity to the Pilot, which is just now
only a little less attractive than the Atlanta
exposition. - Mr. Arthur Winslow, of
this, city, who has now an enviable reputa
tion! as a geologist and mining engineer
throughout the country, has been, chosen'
to fill the vacancy caused by the resigna
tion of Professor Comstock from the
geological survey of the State of? Arkansas.
! Mr. W. S. Primrose, President of the
North Carolina Home Insurance Company,
has received from the Agricultural College
of Mississippi, a model of a silo which he
will exhibit at the fair for the benefit of the
farmers of the State. Mr. P. C. En-
niss shows a number of fine life size por
traits in both crayon and oil executed by
himself which in point of excellence give
him the right to stand in tbe front rank of
portrait painters. The State Conven
tion of undertakers will meet tbis morn
ing in Odd Fellows' ball over the Citi
zens' National Bank at 10 o'clock.
- A party of gentlemen from various
States and foreign countries are in the city
taking observations and making notes of s
the agricultural system of this State. . One '
of the party is an English gentleman who
conducts extensive agricultural operations
on the Congo river in South Africa. He
is making a special study of the production
of cotton, tobacco and peanuts while here,
with a view to introducing -their culture in
his territory on an extensive scale.
There arrived at the State Experiment Sta
tion yesterday a way-worn, weary looking
pedestrian who carried number of rocks
in a tow sack slung across his shoulder.
He explained lo tbe director of tbe station
that he lived sixty-eight miles distant
that he thought he had found rich gold oro
on bis land and wanted some of it exam
ined, though he was sure tbat it was gold
and thought he was at last a rich man
that he had no money at home, but was
determined to know the facts about his ore
and had actually shouldered his bag of
rocks and tramped over that sixty-eieht
miles in the hope of finding that bis high
expectations were facts. The rocks were
taken out of the sack but proved to be ut
-(- Raleigh News-Observer: Gov.
Fitzhugh Lee is to visit the Weldon fair,
we see. He will be warmly welcomed to
North Carolina. Six new convicts
were turned over to the penitentiary author
ities yesterday, all hailing from Sampson
county. The proposed conference be
tween the directors and other officials of
the C. F. & Y. V. and A. & N. C. rail
roads with a view to connecting the two
roads is expected to take place here to-day.
A notable feature at the fair is an ex
hibit of pocket cutlery, &c, made by a
young lady of Chatham county named
Naomi Smith. She makes it by band with
tools made by herself, and the finish and
temper of the articles are equal to that of
any factory. Among the articles shown
are knives, cuff buttons, breast pins, sets
of earings, &c. The work is remarkable
and is made by the young lady as a means
of livelihood and to meet, medical . bills.
She is an invalid and this is her only mesns
of support - Her postofflce is Bynum's
Chatham Co. A reporter in conversa
tion with the proprietors of two different
manufacturing firm in the city yesterday,
learned that they were far behind in the
matter of filling orders. One has orders
for nearly $15,000 worth of goods on bis
order books, all of which must be made
before a single order can be filled. In ad
dition to this, the faetory has run nearly
every working dav during tbe year on full
time and had nearly $20,000 worth of
-stock on hand at the beginning of the year.
- N. C. Conference Women's Mission
ary Society officers elect: President,
Mr. J. A. Cunninggim, Greensboro; Vice
president Mrs. Lucy Robeson, Greensboro;
Corresponding Secretary, Mrs.F. M. Bum
pass, Greensboro; Recording Secretary,
Miss Blanche Fentress, Raleigh; Treasurer,
Miss M. E. Carter, Durham; Auditor, Mr.
McCabe, Durham. District secretaries:
Raleigh, Mrs. Julia Barrow; Durham, Mrs.
T. G. Cozart; Greensboro, Mrs. L. G. Hen
dren; Trinity College, Mrs. Dr. Stanton;
Salisbury, Mrs. Joseph Wheeler; States
ville. Mrs. W. M. Robbins; Shelby. Mrs.
H.I T. Hudson; Charlotte. Mrs. F. U.
Swindell; Fayetteville, Mies M. E. Risb
ton; Wilmington, Mrs. W. M Hawkins;
New Bern, Mrs. W. M Robey; Warreu
ton. Mrs- A. R- Raven; Washington, Mrs.
Frank Bishop. General superintendent
and treasurer juvenile work, Mrs. W. -8."