North Carolina Newspapers

    The Weekly Star.
WM. H. BERNARD. Editor and Prop'r.
WILMINGTON, N. C. ,. 1
Friday,
December 16, 1887.
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" WOIF, WOLF."
Hqw the Protectionists rage oyer
the President's able, manly, states
manlike message! They foam and
rave as if "Othello's occupation" was
indeed I'gone" forever, j It is amus
ing as well as instructive to read; the
- Protective organs. There is such an
innocency, 'such a confiding, unsus
pecting ignorance in their revamping
of the old. platitudes and threadbare
arguments for the iniquitous Tariff.
The I resolution, introduced . in the
Virginia Legislature by a Mr. Wad
dell embodies in tew words the lead
ing abjections that are as vain and
groundless as a mountain of soap
suds1., j This apt reader , of the stale
. and deceptive editorials of the regu
lation organs of Protection, em
bodies their combined wisdom in
this tissue of fallacy and ignorance.
His resolution begins by j making a
false charge that the guardedvigor-
- ous1, just message of Mr. Cleveland
faVored free trade. That is palpably
erroneous, for Mr. Cleveland proposes
to tax a very great many foreign arti
cles, and taxation is not in any sense
free trade. What the President aims
to effect is to relieve the necessaries of
lite of a most iniquitous and unjust
burden. He is for a fair and equita
ble Tariff that will bring ill a sufii
' cient revenue to meet all of the legit
imate proper demands of the Gov
ernment when economically adminis-
tered.
That is all. There is no free
trade about it. It is a Constitutional
Tariff
the President favors. A Con
stitutional Tariff is one for revenue,
is the decision of the Republican Su
preme: .Court. It has declared that
any other Tariff is "robbery." J
The Waddell resolution declares
that the effect of the reform recom
mended and defended by the Presi
dent M ill "break up manufacturing
industries, paralyze the! business in
terests of the country generally, and
pauperize the laboring classes.". We
3o not believe for one j moment that
it will do any of these things- It
will ne t work this way as the past
authorizes us to affirm. T
1. The greatest growth and pros
perity of American ! manufactures
were under the Low Tariff and when
the average was not ' more than 18
perceit.- The present War Tariff
averages nearly 46 percent. j
2. The business of the country has
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been as heaitby and satisfactory un-
der a Tariff averaging
but 18 per
cent, as it ever was
under a High
Tariff
3. England has very greatly pros-
pered under a very
has outstripped all of
countries.
low tariff. It
the Protection
1 I
!L n. .
. 4. Wages ui England are very
much higher than they are in the
Protection countries of Europe. So
it is not a High Tariff that makes
high wages, and a Low Tariff does
not m ike low wages.' j . !
The Protective system of this
country has destroyed the great
American commerce and driven from
the seas the once splendid merchant
marine. What American commerce
remains is carried to a very great ex
tent in foreign bottoms. A change
rs needed. The President offers an
opportunity. But the Republicans
have begun the old pry of "Wolf !
Wolf
I !" It will fool no one but
the ignorant. It wil
telligent tax-payer.
not fool the in-
The monopolist
laughs in his sleeve as he sets up the
old cry.
; !. '. THE NAVY.
Secretary Whitney,) so far as we
are able to form an opinion, has
made an efficient Secretary of the
Navy. He has been j criticised, but
so are all men criticised, and some
times very unjustly Washington
did not escape. In his report the
Secretary shows how he has been
engaged in creating in part a navy
for the country. There has been
tomer progress. But really there U but
a ucgiuuiug. tue main worK is yet
ahead it the United States are
to own a navy equal to their
requirements and necessities. Secre
tary Whitney asks jfor appropria
tions for the construction of more
vessels, and we believe, it is the duty
of the Congress to meet this de
inandj It is stated that in six years
more the wooden cruisers will have
disappeared with the exception 6f
four. But what are wooden cruisers
worth in an age of iron clad steam
rs, monitors and torpedo boats?
This Secretary does not think high,
ly of the monitors and torpedo boats
He opposes repairing the single-turret
monitors. They are not equal to
the present demands as they could h
aeily destroyed by a first-class new
iron clad. It is a waste of money to
repaif them. The country needs! a
oavy and it is the duitj ofthe Con
gressjto" make snch appropriations
rom j year to year as shall secure
this end. 1
McGowan's, S. C, brigade has
been celebrating the anniversary of
Gen.; Gregg's death. They also pro
pose to aid in 'the erection of, the
monument . to be erected at Rich
mond, Va., in honor of A. P. Hill's
memory. North Carolina ought to
have a band in that monument for
Hill commanded North Carolinians
and held that they were the best sol
diers in the Army of Northern Vir
ginia,
prove.
This is a fact as we can
There is not a negro in the Fiftieth
Congress. The Republicans who love
"the oolored man ; and brother" with
suoh tenderness have not elected a
solitary oolored man from a Northern
District. O'Hara of the North Car
olina Second, and Smalls, of the
South Carolina Black District, have
disappeared from the Halls of Con
gress and the places that knew them
wi 1 know them no more forever.
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Hex Scars' Weatner. f
The Star has j received Mansill's
Al nanac and (Weather Forecasts for
1863, published by the Illinois weather
prophet, at Rock Island. The spring
he says will arrive early. The win
tei nionths are summed up thus:
Jaiuary is expected to average equal
to or above the mean of the season;
Fe bruary and Mar :h should be about
similar in tempe rature, and April
will in this way se the spring well
advanced.. '. I -' -J . 1
It is anticipated by Mansill that
May and Jane Will be moderately
cool, even if the temperature is not
a little lower than the average. The
weather for J July is to be about the
same, while Angus ; is rated to be low
er thau the mean of the season. This
is to continue through September and
three weeks Jin October, when it; will
become elevated, and range as high
as 'the mean of the season, and con
tinue during the month, f and prob
ably this temperature will jbe kept up
to the average of the season during
November and part of December. To
sum this up! we would have by! this
calculation an unusua'ly,! early and
long spring, with the usual storms,
followed by a moderately cool sum
mer ami autumn. .,,'
Funeral oiih Luio
Mr, flnske
fhe funeral of the late Mrs.
Kate
Huske, wife of Mri
Norwood Haske,
take place at eleven o'clock this
morning from St,
John's Church.
remains did not arrive here yes
terday morning, as expected, being
J - I.L 2 1 ' L i. X L ' i: 1.
ueiiuueu at jessup, vjra., on account
of an ordinance of the city of Sa
vannah, I prohibiting ! the passage
through that place of the remains of
persons dying in Florida.
Mr. Huske remained at Jessup with
the body j of his wife, and Mrs. Snow
den, wife of Dr. P. G.jSnowden, of
Ocala, an intimate friend of the de
ceased lady, came on to this city with
Mr. Huske's two younar children.
Mrs. Huske died suddenly from an
attack of heart disease. Her hus
band was not with her at the time.
having left for his orpnge grove a few
hours before.
A Grand Trunk. Ltde to tbe Wtil. '
The Fayetteville News, speaking of
thej travel and business on the Cape
Fear & Yadkin Valley Railway says:
'Already great, the possibilities of
its near future de velop rapidly 4ay
after dayuntiljts completion shall
giv us a grand trunk line, setting
fprth from the fairest city and finest
sealport of North Carolina, to place
us. iWitu a few hours of ramd ridinsr.
in communication with Cincinnati.
Cleveland,! St. Louis, Chicago and
other flourishing ci ties of the West,
which in vears cone bv have seemed
set far away from our reach by an imr
measurable distance whieh could not
be bridged." j
Cllutou t our I, &e.
A correspondent of the Stab, writ
ing from Clinton, jays: J
His Honor Judgje Phillips, is now
noiaing nis jasc rerm or court for this
district.
Judffe E. T. Bovkin is at. hnm tnr
recreation preparatory to entering
upyu 111a uuuicB iu ,ue spring, xie 18
in Excellent health and looking bet
ter than usual.
T(our correspondent met Mr. James,
the marshal who had the misfortune
of having a sword run through his
body, at the railroad celebration in
this place, last spring; was pleased to
see him restored to perfect health
again. He never feels the effect of
his! wound except when taking too
much exercise.
The completion of the railroad has
given this hospitable and energetic
ton a little boom. Several new
buildings are in progress of erection
and others in contmrln.t.irn
, The grand and petit jurors having
ueou uiBcuargea,- court will adjourn
projbably Wednesday evening.
PRESBFTKIi AJN S HOR1H
A.KH ftbun,
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COB'erencs to Laulavllir, Kt., of Com
' mlitees. .'
Editor Star: The committee of
inei eoutnern Presbyterian. Church
which, according to yesterday's tele
gram met a similar committee of the
.Hortnern Church, in Louisville, Ky.
on the 14th instant,! is as follows: M
D. Hoge, D. D., Richmond, Va.; Jos
R. Wilson, D. D.. Clarksville. Tenn.
P.jyitherspoon, D. D., Louisville,
v. r . jenKins, jj. u., unarleston
S. C; W. M. MePheetPra. M. T) St
Louis, Mo.; P. H. I Carter, Abilene,
xeia,s; rv. j.. oimpson, jj'iorence, Ala
W. S Primrose, Raleigh, N. C.
. x ae ousiness of the . committee is
solely to inquire Into and ascertain
the facts as to the point above men
tioned" (tha nncl isvn i-Yxa ATnvf hovn
Church as to the spirituality of the
Church, non-interferene with mat
ters political) "and as to the position
me norcnern Assembly proposes to
clesiastical boards, and any other sub-1
jects now regarded as obstacles in the
XBfkU ft nnirail AffAl -fw til TVAnflflFft
facts to the next General Assembly
for such action as they may war
rant." -As
usuavSelegrams as to church
iiiaLters are in error, a roui me aoove
it arjneara that it is not the business
of I the committee to ; recommend
some action in regard to a union of
the two bodies, but simply to ascer
tn.itl n.nA rpnnrt. taota Tho Aaanoin
ted Press dispatches never do justice
io ine oouinern cnurcn
A telegram was received here
yesterday, announcing the death of
Mrs. Gamble, at Tallahassee, Florida,
She was a sister of Mrs. Dr. Robert
Atkinson, of Baltimore, who has been
fa Wilmington since the funeral of
the late Mrs. Joseph Atkinson. Mrs,
Dr. Atkinson left for Tallahassee Jast
mgnc
Keriy FUijr Hrrnr Ago,
We were shown yesterday a copy of
a newspaper published in thiscity in
1839 the Wilmington Advertiser, F.V..
Hill, editor and proprietor. " It was
issued "every JFriday morning''; onlce,
'southwest of the Town Hall, , one
door from the corner." It is a twenty-
four-column sheet, ten columns 01
which are advertisements. One of
the advertisements is signed by James
of the Wilmington
& Raleigh Railroad Co., calling on
the stockholders to pay an instalment
of $8 per share on the 1st of March,
1839. . :Vv.jB-r-- 't: I -
An advertisement, signed by W. C.
Lord and T. H, Wright calls for "pro
posals for pulling down the Episcopal
Church in this place and cleaning the
brick." Barry & Bryant advertise
sugar, coffee and molasses, just re
ceived from St. Jago De Cuba; Hallett
& Brown advertise a dissolution of
copartnership; Wright & Savage offer
garden seed for sale; Pj. Smithy boots
and shoes; E. Buck, carriages and
harness; James, ir. McRee, that a
supply of Rocky Point corn will be
kept in the warehouse in Quince's
Alley and sold, in quantities from five
to 1,000 bushels." W.-S. Humphrey
kept a boarding house in "the com
modious brick building at the corner
near the Town Hall, formerly occu
pied by D.-D. Allen.'! S. Hutchins
sold groceries, ready-made clothing
and stoves. Wm. Ware, dentist, on
''the south side of Market street, three
doors below the court house," had
just received a supply of "incorrup
tible teeth." Blocker & Steagall give
notice of a "stage running between
Duplin Old Court House and Fayette
ville six times a week," and add "Pas
sengers leaving Wilmington by the
cars oh Monday,; Thursday and Satur
day, will be.taken to Fayetteville in
fifteen hours." J. & R, Rogle invite
persons to have their portraits
painted; Hewitt & Brewington adver
tise the tanning and icurrying busi
ness in all its branches, having pur
chased J. Northrop's tan yard. J
Under the head of "Ship News,"
the arrival of sixteen schooners and
brigs is reported, from: coastwise and
West Indian ports; and the clearance
of about the same number. The
agents are Barry & Bryant, Hath
away & Peckham, A. Lazarus & Son,
G. W. Davis, C. Cf Stow, and R. W.
Brown & Son. :: 1 ,:
In the Prices Current cotton is quo
ted at $11.00li.50 per 100 pounds;
spirits turpentine 35-cents per gallon;
rosin $1.50; tar $1.55.
The only items of local news, are
the following:" f , ' i :
"We understand our friends in
Wayne are taking steps to jollify so
soon as toe railroad reaches their
county town. j I
We observe that J udge istrange
has introduced into the Senate the
petition of the people of Wilmington,
asking for the i erection of light
houses on Oak Island and (Jampoeii
Island."
Papal Nomluaiiooi.
The Rt. Rev.
Leo Haid has been
nominated Vicar
Apostolic proper of
When Bishop Nor
North Carolina.
throp was consecrated Bishop of
Charleston, North Carolina was left
without a Vicarj j Apostolic. Bishop
Northrop then acted as administrator
to North Carolina until a ! vicar apos
tolic should be nominated. This
nomination, the Charleston News and
Courier says, has i been
made by the
Pope, whose choice, as has been men
tioned, fell upon the Rt. Rev. Leo
Haid. All will remember his conse
cration as abbot of St. Mary's College,
in North Carolina, on Thanksgiving
Day at the Cathedral Chapel, by the
Rt. Rev. H. P. Noxthrob in 1885.
Abbot Leo Haid, previous to his
coming South, was chaplain of St.
Vincent's College, in Pennsylvania,
the largest institution under the di
rection onhe Benedictine Fathers.
Here, also, he taught the higher
branches of the English language.
His merits, i piety and indomitable
energy in administering the duties of
his position won for him the high es
teem of the members of his Order, and
it was because the Benedictines
wished to make St. Mary's College in
North Carolina one of the first of the
excellent institutions under the su-
fervision of their Order that they se
ected Abbot Haid. Oh the day of
his arrival at St. Mary's College a
complete change begm. The num
ber of applicants was so large that a
new and more capacious building had
to be constructed. This was soon
done, and while la. vsar ncn the num
ber or students aid not exceed rorty.
now it exceeds a
hundred. All this
was owing to the
the Rev. Abbot,
recting and his
zeal and energy of
His ability in di-
prudence in acting
him to the Pope
has recommended
and the position of vicar apostolic of
North Carolina could not be filled by
a more worthy person to succeed the
admirable administrator the Rt. Rev.
H. P. Northrop, jj !
Pr p.rlaj lor Florida Travel.
The 'finest railway trains in tho
world,' as they are described, will be
gin rifnning on the 'Atlantic Coast
Line between New York and Florida,
about the 1st of January.
These trains are cbmposea exclu
sively of drawing-room cars, contain-
W. ii
ing library, reading ana smosing
rooms, dining cars in' which meals
will be served en route, and sleeping
cars fitted with all comforts, conve-
ed by means of vestibules that each
train constitutes
one continuous car
forming a series
of apartments, so
that the traveller: may pass from one
end of it to the other, precisely as he
passes from one room to another in
his own house.
Exteriorly they will present the ap
pearance of a block of artistically fin
ished houses, while interiorly they
will rival both in j beauty of decora
tion, and in varied living conveni
ences, an elaborately furnished and
richly appointed city mansion.
The vestibules are formed by en
closing the platforms--they are as
elegantly finished as any part of the
car carpeted so as to entirely con
ceal the points of connection between
Lthe joined cars, and illuminated by
from t.ViA nnilinca vnnaa raxra foil
through cut-glass panelled doors, full
upon Due steps. j
Many of the advantages of the ves
tibnled train are ohvinna Tt. roliairaa
the traveller in passing from one part
of the train to another from the an
noyance of trie whirlwind on t.ho nlnt.
form, caused by the rapid motion of
the train, as also from the cold of
open air in winter from the dust in
summer, and from the storms at all
seasons. It forms an easy connection
with the dining-room, the smokincw
room, and the library. The sched
ules for these trains will be so ar
ranged as to leave New York after
breakfast, say about 9.30, and reach
Florida the following day in time for
dinner, being but one night on the
Knock Dtvn
f'oaoiry. '
Larry Williams, colored, was com
mitted to jail yesterday by Justice
Price in default of i bail in the 'sum:
of $200 in two cases of assault and
battery with a deadly weapon,, and
$50 in a case of forcible trespass. ' . '. .
The complainants in ! the cases are
Button Ponton and wife Lizzie, also
colored, Ponton is foreman on CoL
Roger Moore's plantation, about four
miles from the city, and Larry Wil
liams was employed on the place as a
laborer. , Ill-feeling had existed be
tween the two men for some time
past and a fight took place between
them last Saturday evening, during
which Ponton received a slight cut
with a knife in one of his legs. As
the story was " told in Court yester
day, Wiliams, after the fight, about
nine o'clock at night went to Pon
ton's house with an axe and proceed
ed to : clean out the establishment.
It didn't app'ear clearly what became
of Ponton, whether he SQught safety
in flight up the chimney or down
in the well. His wife Lizzie, however
rushed in to save her furniture from
d estruction and was knocked down
with a blow of the axe,' which cut a
terrible gash on her head over the
left eye, and maimed two of the fin
gers of her right .hand, Amos De
vane, a brother of Button's wife,came
to the rescue, but was knocked out in
short order, and the work of des
truction was resumed. Williams
smashed the bedstead, demolished
the tables and chairs and broke the!
stove all to pieces; after which hef
went in search of Button's wife,
swearing that he would kill her. "Bu
the woman Was secreted by some o
her neighbors, and the infuriated
darkey, being foiled in further af
tempts upon the Button family and
domicile, went tor his own hous,
where he was found Sunday morning
by the minions of the law, captured
without a struggleand brought to the
city. ..;! ' i .- . : '
Bad Does Killed. f
Mr. J. Hill Terry, Superintendent
of the County Poor-house, Reported
at Police headquarters yesterday that
he had been attacked by twp savage
dogs just within the city limits near
Smith's Creek bridge. Mr. ferry sue-:
ceeded in beating the dogs on! with an
umbrella but not before his clothing
was torn and he had received some
slight scratches from their teeth.
The dogs belonged to a colored man
named Sol Ballard, and acting under
instructions from the Mayor, officer
Turlington accompanied Mr. Terry to
Ballard's premises wher the two
dogs an English bull dog and a bull
terrier that attacked MrJTerry were
found and killed. Ballard and an
other colored man named Wright
Johnson, living! in the s&me neigh-j
borhood, were afterwards arrested on
warrants charging them with keeping
unlicensed dogs. They will have aj
hearing before the Mayor this morn-j
ing.
Wine mud B"r SPlrUuou Liquora.
The Supreme Court has rendered
an important decision in regard to
the local option law, in a case brought
on appeal from the Superior Court
for Wake county. A telegraphic dis-j
patch to the Star, received last
night, says: ' ! I
The Supreme Court this afternoon
decided the Gursch case. The decis
ion is that th& sale of wine and beer
is not allowable under the local op
tion law and other like statutes. Jus
tice Merrimon rendered the opinion,
which says that spirituous liquors,
under our statutes include lager beer
and wine. The county authorities
had no right to issue license to the
defendant Gursch. This opinion over-t
rules the decision rendered by Judge
James H. Merrimon in this notable
case last August.
CQeinoilal ervlec
There- was ah unusually large at
tendance at the Sabbath School of
Grace M. E. Church Sunday after-!
noon, the occasion being memorial
services held in accordance with pre-j-vious
announcement in respect to the
memory of the late Superintendent
Capt. Wm. M. Parker. j
Mr. W. M. Poisson was called to
the chair and Mr. W. W. Hodges, the
Secretary of the school acted as secre
tary. ;
Remarks suitable to the solemn oc
casion ware made by Rev. Dr. Yates,
Mr. H. M. Bowden, Mr. W. M. Pois
son, Mr. Thos. E. Davis, Mr. John C,
Davis, Mr. G. H. Kelly and Mr. W
W. Hodges. j I
The preamble and resolutions
offered by Mr. J. i WJ King, acting
superintendent of the school, were
unanimously adopted by a rising
vote, after which the meeting closed
with a few words of exhortation by the
chairman and benediction by Revj
Dr. Yates,
Foretga Exports keiterday.
Messrs. Alex. Sprunt & Son cleared
the British barque! Paragon yester4
day, for Liverpool, Eng., with 3,082
bales of cotton, weighing 1,443,961
pounds and valued af? $147,910. f
Messrs. E. Peschau Sc Westermann
cleared the German barque Trabant
for Stettin, Ger., :with 3,550 barrels" of
rosin, valued at $3,800,
Hon AUr4 Rowland.
We are deeply pained to learn that
the health of Hon.! Alfred Rowland
has so far failed him that he is com!
pelled to return home. He will reach
here to-night on his way to his home
inLumberton. His condition is very
feeble. :-. . 1 .-; j ,': -: " j 1
This announcement . will be re
ceived with profound regret, npt only
by the friends of Cot Rowland in the
Sixth Congressional District,' but
throughout the State of North Caro
lina, where he is known and esteemed
for' his many good J qualities. With
the devotion to duty characteristic of
the man, he went to Washington to
serve the people who elepted himL
but the feeble condition of his health
compels him to abandon that cher
ished hope. The Star trusts that
the attention of kind friends and the
comforts of home may soon restore
mm to health, v i i
qplnloaa ol Leading Editor.
Almost all toe diseases that afflict us
from infaney to old aep have their origin
in a disordered liver. A really good liver
medicine is the most important io the
whole range of pharmacy. We believe
Simmons Liver Regulator to be the best
among them all. We pin our faith UDon
the Regulator, and if we could persuade
every reader who is in ill health to buy
we would willinely vouch for the benefit
each would receive. Ed. Cracnmvri Qa
zettb. . . ' f
vrrTiBTH co y a ttess.
FIRST SESSION.
Mnat Standing committee Mamea
lacnny Bill Introduced Sneaker Car
lisle Ueq.neeta tlie Heme to Appoint
UmailiiM a Bletnoai. . j.
1; rv Tsiraoh t Mornlnt wt.- :
SENATE. '"
Washington, Dec. 12. Immediately
ter the reading of the journal of Thurs
day, Mr. Hoar offered a resolution naming
the t Senators to constitute the standing
committee for the fiftieth Congiess . The
rtSoluUoa was adopted. A-similar reto'u
tion , naming Senators to constitute tbe
slfcf commitiees, was also offered by Mr
Hoar, tnd adopted. .y r
1 A lare number of communications and
pstiiloyH 'were presented and referred.
Among them the following: Relating m
tbepmp.)rt.aUon of rum and other liquors
into the Congo States; to prevent the man ufacture,
importation and sale of Intoxi
cating liquors in tbe territories; for the al
lowance of a bounty or $8 88i per month
to all men w ho served in the army during
Use war; tor pensions to all who served
during the war; for a Committee of Arbi
tration wit b Great Britain; for amendment
of tbe cuDeiUutiuQ allowing Congress to
pa uniform laws on ihe subject of uiar
ritge and divorce; for an amendment to the
constitution probi -UiDg tbe manufacture,
imporiKtinu or a:e of intoxicating liquors:
in me United dutes. j
Mi'iy bills were introduced and referred,
B(xie 'f which bad been before last Coh
gnrs but failed of action. 1 - .
Uy ilr. Bt-t:k for retirement of United
S'lies lesl to. dt.ra and national bunk notes
of soioll d Domination and tbe issue of coin
ctrtiucatea io ltu of gold and silvtrcertifl
eves" '-' : ! r
By Mr Do) ph. for the admission of the
8 euf Washington into the Union.: Also,
rtjxiug to the United States certain lands
graced to the Northern Pacific j Railroad
. Coin pa n v . Also, repealing the pre- erup
tion auu timber culture laws. I
By Mr Harris, to authorize juries in tho
U A Circuit, and District Courts , to ha
us' i) ioietchangeubly. Also, -for . ware-
bnuj-iDg fruit brandy. i "
' B. Mr. B'lwen, for fiee coinsge of silver.
Bv Mr Morrill, to credit and pay to the
hbv. rI atatea aud Territories all moneys
collected under tbe direct tax act of 1863. -
By Mr. Butler, authorizing tbe Secretary
of War to transfer certain property in
Cuajrietion to that city. j
By lr Aidricn, to authorize tbe Sucre
tary of tbe Tieasury to apply Jbe surplus
money in tbe Treasury to the purchase of
Uni ea Wiai.es oonas, or to tne payment or
he interest on tbe public debt j ,
By Mr. aianderson. granting a pension to
every soldier and sailor who is incapacita
ted for the ueifoimance of manual labor.
and for pensions to dependent relative of
r.eceast.d soldiers and sailors. He said be
introduced this bill at tbe unanimous le -
quest of the Executive Committed of the
Grand Army of the Republic Also, for
the admission of the State of Dakota ai.d
the organization of tbe Territory of Lincoln .
By Mr. S ewart, for the issue or: coin cet-
tiacites to circulate as money.
By Mr KjvXi. for tbe retirement ot United
States Judees on account cf disability.
By Mr Culloin, for a pension to tbe
widow of General John A Logan!
By Mr Hale, to prohibit the .letting of
g ovarii me di woik io contractors employing
convict labor, j
By Mr Wilsou, of I.iwa to crealesace
among nations by an arbitration committee
By Mr Vance, to amend tbe civil tier-
vice act. it provides that the Uivil ser
vice Commission shall have no power to
make any rule or regulation excluding any
applicant for examination . and j appoint
ment by reason of Hge; nor for dropping
any one from tbe libt of eligiblea because of
time of limitation. It further provides
tbat at tbe request of any appointing officer
of tbe government it shall he tbe duly of
tbe Commission to send to him ihe names
of all who have been examined and found
competent from wbicn to make bis sclec
A great many . hills providing for the
erection of put-hc buildings wre intro- I
duced The chief among these Call for a
mUli.it a-jl a half t New Orleans; a mil-
liou an.J half at Omaba. and twelve bun
dred lUnueaud i Milwaukee.
Mr. B'Jaiunds ie-introduced ft' Postal
Te'-grnph bill of two years ago l
Mr. B i!l-r rffere l a resolution, which
w4 adopted, for the appointment of a se
Itc caramillee of five to inquire into tbe
advisability and practicability of establish
ing tad maiuUioing a postal telegraph.
! Toe cit-dei.tials and papers in the West
Viritioii election case were referred to ih-i
Committee on Privileges and Elections.
After a short session lor executive uusi
nefs the Senate adlourned. i
j HOUrE OF REPRESENTATIVES
A n'..mb-.-r of Executive communications.
piincu'lly relative to private claims in
New Mexico, weie laid be lore tbe House
by tbe Speaker and appropriately referred.
Mr. Springer, of Illinois, presented the
petition of Owen O. Cbase. wbo claims to
be elecWd delegate from the Territory of
Cimaron, commonly known as ."Public
Lcd Strip "
Speaker Carlisle having left tbe chair,
and having called upon Mr. Crisp to pre
side, briefly requested the House to relieve'
kirn of the responsibility of appointing the
Committee on Elections. He said that the
tarly Wiciion of ihat committee by tbe
House would greatly facilitate the appoint
ment of other committees. 1
A resolution was adopted providing that
the House will to-morrow proceed to tbe
elecuou of a committee on Elections, and
the Houtte thu adjourned,
Immediately after adjournment the Re
publicans held a short caucus andselected
tbe following as their members of the
House Elections Committee all are law
yers : Rowell of Illinois, Houk of Ten
nessee, Cooper of Ohio, Lyman of Iowa,
Johnson of Indiana, and Lodge, of Massa
ehusetts i
Half an hour after the adjournment of
the Republican caucus, the Democratic
representatives met in caucus to choose a
majority of lhe Elections committee. Mr.
Boiman moved that Mr. Turner, of Qa.,
who was chairman of the committee on
Elections during the last Congress, be again
appoiutcd to tbat position. Mr. Turner
declined. A committee was selected to,
choose a majority of the Elections com-
miueo, and before it retired, Mr. Hatch, of
Missouri, moved that the caucus com
mktee be instructed to report Mr.
Turner name as chairman. Again
Mr. j Turner declined, although the
vote on the motion was unanimously
favorable, and the committee retired to de
liberate.' Their consultation lasted over an
hour and considerable difficulty was ex
perienced in the task of selection. Mr.
Crisp, of Ga . was sent for and asked to
accept the chairmanship, which he re
spectfully declined. After further dis
cus6ion, however, the committee insisted
on its choice of Mr. Crisp as chairman and
reported his name to the caucus, together
with the names of the following gentlemen
to constitute the majority of the Commit
tee on Elections; Messrs. Outhwaite, of
Ohio; Barry, of Miss. ; O'Perrall, of Va. :
Marsh, of Penn ; O'Neall, of Ind ; Moore,
of Texas; Johnston, of N. C, and Heard,
of Mo. The caucus accepted the report
and adjourned. ' . , . '
-.0- p" ;, -. senate. .
Washington, Dec 13 .After tbe pre
sentation of a large number ' of i petitions,
Mr. Morrell, from the- committee on Fi
nance, reported, back Senate bill to credit
and pay to the several States and Territo
ries and to the : District of Columbia all
moneys collected under the direct tax act
of the 5th of August, 18(1. Calendar.
Mr. IngallB introduced bills to remove the
limitation in the payment of arrears of pen
sions; granting arrears in certain cases to
those: pensioned by epeci d acts of Con
gress; an i for the condemnation of land on
Rock Creek (D. C ) for a park.
Other bills were introduced, among
them the following: -:
By Mr Hoar, a constitutional amend
ment for tho extension of the Congressional
term till the last Tuesday in April. '
By Mr.. Cullom. tq amend 'the Inter
State Commerce act Also, for the estaV
lishment and operation of a United States
Postal Telegraph. I
; By Mr. Reagan, for a conference of
American nations on a common standard for
silver coin. j
i Mr. piatt offered a resolution to amend
the rules so that hereafter the Senate shall
consider and act upon treaties and Execu
tive nominations io open session, except
when otherwise ordered, Referred to the
committee on . Rules. " .
Mr. Dolph called up the blU introduced
by him yesterday to provide fori fortifica
tions and other sea coast defeuoes.and after
a brief speech upon its merits, moved refe
rence of the bill to the committee on Coast
Line Defence. The bill was so t referred,
and the Senate at half past one adjourned.
- A largo number of Executive communi
cations were laid before the House by the
Speaker, and appropriately referred, and
then , at 12.10, the House tooka recess until
1 o'clock.
After the recess, Speaker Carhsle having
called Mr. Mills, of Texas, to the Chair,
Mr. Cannon,' of Illinois, offered a resolu
tion declaring that the following named
gentlemen shall constitute the committee
on Eltction8 : Messrs. ; Crisp,-chairman ;
O'Ferrall. Outhwait, Barry, Marsh, Heard.
Johnson of North Carolina, O'Neall of In
diana. Moore, Rowell. Hauk, Cooper, Ly
man, Johnson of Indiana, and Lodge.
The resolution was unanimously adopted.
The Speaker having resumed the Chair,
directed all papers in the various contested
election cases to be referred to the commit
tee just elected, and then the -House, at
1.10, adjourned until Friday.
- SENATE.
Washington, Dec. 14. Mr. Hoar, from
the committee on Privileges and Elections,
presented tbe report in the West Virginia
case. He said that the report was unani
moua. The questions raised were very sim
ple ones and easily comprehended. One
of them had been long ago determined by
the Senate, and he supposed that all Sena
tors had bad occasion to reflect on the oth
ers. Ia order that the Senator entitled to
file seat might enter at once upon his du
ties, he hoped there would be no objection
to having the report disposed ot at once.
," i The report was read at length. It con
cludes with two resolutions, one declaring
that Daniel H. Lucas is not entitled to the
seat, and the other declaring that Charles
J. Faulkner has been duly elected Senator
from the State of West Virginia for the
term of six years, commencing 4th of
March, 1887, and is entitled to a ssat in the
Senate as such Senator; i
The resolutions were agreed to viva voce,
and the oath of office was thereupon ad
ministered to Mr. Faulkner. , j
! Mr. Hoar then moved that Mr. Faulkner
beiassigned to the Committees on Claims,
District of Columbia, Mines and Min
ing, and Pensions. 'Agreed to.
' Mr. Harries, from tbe Committee on
Rules, reported an amendment to the Slat
rule. That rule provides that where an ad
verse report is made on a claim and the re
port agreed to, it shall not be in ordar to
take tbe papers ; from the file for the pur
pose of referring them at a subsequent ses
sion, unless the petition states that new evi
dence has been discovered and the sub
stance of it. The amendment is to add
to the rule the clause, that j in cases
where there ia no adverse report it shall be
the duty of tbe Secretary of tbe Senate to
transmit all such papers to tbe Committee
in which such claims are pending. Agreed
to - , " .-j ".
Among the bills referred were the fol
lowing: : i .
By Mr George, to protect innocent pur
chasers of patented : articles, making it a
valid defence against actions for infringe
ment that the article was bought for use
or consumption, not for sale, and in good
faith and in the usual course of trade; and
providing tbat all patents shall be subject
to purchase by the government for general
use at reasonable valuation. Referred to
tbe Committee on Patents, after an effort
bad been made to have it sent to the Judi
ciary Committee. j -;
The Seriate then took up the bill intro
duced by Mr. Morrill, to regulate immigra
tion, and was addressed by that Senator io
explanation and advocacy of the bill. Its
main object, be said, was to have tbe char
acter of foreign immigrants examined, first
by U. S Consuls at the porta of departure,
nstead of by State Commissioners at the
ports of arrival. The foreign idea, he said,
was that the United States invited free im
migration, regardless of the character of
the immigrants; but the American idea
was tbat it never really offered an asylum
to couvicls, to irreconcilable enemies of
law and order, or to occupants of .the old
world's insane asylums and workhouses.
The doors weie left open only to persons
of good moral character. The fact that
nearly five million immigrants had
come to this country within the last
lea -ears proved that the question was
one trf very great importance The great
Americ&n principle of free admission of
immigrants was not proposed to be aban
doned; but that principle had always been
ou eoridiiinn that immigrants should be of
good moral character; and should be able
to support themselves.- i j
Al tbe conclusion of his remarks Mr.
Morrill moved that his bill be referred to
the Judiciary Committee, but Mr. Ed
munds suggested that the subject more
properly belonged to the Committee on
Foreign Relations, and he moved that
reference. Later, the motion was. agreed
to, and then after ten minutes in executive
session the Senate adjourned. ;
Several hundred nominations were sent
io i be Senate to-day of postmasters who
were appointed during the recess of Con
gress Among those ia the South were the
following in Virginia: i Connelly T. Litch
field, Abingdon; Wm. F. Fisher. Liberty;
Wm A. Fiske, Portsmouth; Samuel B.
McKinney, Farmville; John S. Grayson,
Luray; Henry A. Jordan, Manchester; Jo
seph L. Deaton, Pocahontas. Also, Albert
H. Mo wry. Charleston. S. O. ; Ellis Hun
ter. Brunswick, Ga.; Maurice B. Throck
morton, Birmingham, Ala.; MaryL. Clay,
Huntsville, Ala.
CHICAGO MARKET REVIEW.
bower Prleea In Grain and Provisions
wit to; Free Selling.
Chicago, Dec. 14. Before business be
gan on 'Change to-day. predictions of
lower prices with further breaks in the
grain markets were made. May wheat
opened atJc lower than last night's
close. There was good buying at this
price, and May firmed up Jc in less than
ten minutes. Buying was mostly by scal
pers who sold short yesterday and took ad
vantage of the early weakness to even up
trades In corn, May opened at 53ic, with
sales at the same time at 53c There was
an unexpected good demand at 68e, and
ten minutes later May was up to 5Sc. May
pork opened unchanged. Heavy early pur
chases of corn by two prominent local oper
ators advanced May to 53Jc in the first half
hour. A break at 10.30 landed May corn
at 52ic. May pork broke from $15.25 to
$15 05. An hour after the opening May
sold at $15 and was weak at that. The
break continued and May wheat
went down to 8282ic. The lowest
pricestbf the morning were reached by both
corn and wheat on the: -break directly after
10,30. At that time May wheat got down
to 8282i& There was so much excite
ment and so much selling when prices got
down to this figure that the crowd found
itself short before it knew it. A few at
tempts to even up made the crowd quite
nervous and values reacted. Before noon
May wheat was baek to 83, and for a long
time it held moderately steady around 82
83c. May corn got down to 52c on the
break and it reacted on covering by ner
vous, shorts. The break was largely brought
about by heavy sales by a Detroit plunger.
Packers flooded the corn pit also, just be
fore the break, and helped the decline for
its influence on provisions.
At 19 30 May corn was reasonably steady
ardund 58c. but the crowd - was still ner
vous. Provisions were featurelesr. Any
little demand would firm prices up a trifle,
but they would drop) off of themselves
when, the demand was withdrawn. All the
afternoon markets were higher, being
largely influenced by corn, in which there
was tree covering by shorts. - May oorn
advanced to 580. I -
THE PRESBYTERIANS.
Representatives of tbe Nortbern and
Moutbern Assemblies at Louisville
Louisville, Ky., Dec. 14. The com
mittees appointed by the Northern and
Southern Assemblies of tbe Presbyterian
Church to meet here - snd confer upon the
proposal to reunite the two branches of the
church, held separate meetings to day. All
the members of t'ae Southern committee
were present. Qf the Northern committee
all were present with tbe exception of Rev.
David C. Marquis Both" meetings wer
secret, and not a word is given for publics
wuu uy ui? uiemuera oi me committees.
Uenew7 Uer Tonth.
Mrs' PhmViA flhoaliv DA nvoAn Plow
Co., Iowa, tells the following remark;
ftble story, the truth of which is
vouched for by the residents of the
town: 'I an! 73 years old, have been
troubled with kidney complaint and
lameness for many years; could not
dress myself without help. Now I am
free from all pain and soreness, and
am able to do all my own housework.
I owe my thanks to Electric Bitters
for having renewed my youth, and
removed completely all disease and
pain." ;, . i ........
-Try a bottle, only 50c. at W. H.
Green & Co.'s rug Stoye,' V
r - j
Democratic membership of the Senate
. Committees Nominations of ttllnls
: terr, t:onols, &e , Sent to the Senate
Appointment; Clerk HIkcIus Intends
to Resign Resignation or the Second
'Assistant P. : M. Gen-ral Public
Building Matters-Indictments tor
Depredations on Public Lands In
Montana. - ,
: By Telegraph to the Horning: Star. : -
Washihgtoh, Dec. 12 The following
is a full list of the Democratic membership
of ihe Senate committees, as fixed by the
Democratic caucus this morning: ' -'
Agriculture and Forestry George, Gib- '
son. Jones, Bate. . i '
Appropriations Beck , jCockrell, Call,
Gorman.
Contingent Expenses Vance.
Census Berry, Blodgett. DanielTurpie.
Civil Service and. Retrenchment Voor
hees, Walthall, Wilson, Berry.
, Ciaim8-Jones, Wilson, Pasco, Faulkner.
Coast Defences McPherson, Hampton,
Reagan.
Commerce Ransom, Coke. Vest, Gor
man, Kenna, Gibson. -
. District of Columbia Harris, Vance,
Blackburn, Faulkner.
Education and Labor CalLPugh.Pajne,
George.. .: . . . . i
' jEogrossed Bills Saulsbury, chairman ;
CTl. .; . :- -,::;:
Enrolled Bills Colquitt. .
Epidemic Diseases Harris, chairman;
Hampton, Eustis, Berry. .
To Examine the Several Branches of the
Civil Service Hampton, Gray.
Expenditures of Public Mouey Beck,
Kenna, Gibson. .
Finance Voorhces, Beck, McPherson,
Harris, Vance. i i
Fisheries Hampton, Blodgett.
Foreign Relations Morgan, Brown,
Saulsbury, Payne.
improvement of the Mississippi River
Eustis, Walthall, Bate. ,
. Indian Affairs Morgan, Jones, Hearst,
Daniel. '. .) .
Jnter-State Commerce Harris, Gorman,
Eust s, Reagan. j ;
j judiciary Pugh, Coke, Vest", Gourde.
Library Voorhees.
Manufactures Colquitt, Blodgett.
Military Affairs Cockreli, Hampton,
Walthall, Bate. j !
Mines and Mining Bate, Turpie, Faulk
ner. !! .- .
Naval Affairs McPherson.Butler.Black
burn, Gray. ii
Patents Jones of Arkansas, Gray,
Kenna. -jl
Pensions Wilson of Md., Turpie, Blod
gett, Faulkner. i
Poet Offices and Post Roads Saulsbury
Colquitt, Wilson, Regan.
: Printing Gorman.
Private Land Claims Ransom, chairman ;
Colquitt, Pasco. . j
Privileges and Elections Saulsbury,
Vance, Pugh, Eustis.
Public Buildings and Grounds Vest,
Daniel, Pasco. i
Public Land8Morgan, Cockreli, Wal
thall, Berry. ! .
Railroads Bro wn; Kenna, George, Black
burn. Revision of Laws Wilson of Maryland,
Daniel. r
Revolutionary Claims Coke, chairman;
Pugh, Hearst.
Rules Harris, Blackburn.
Territories Butler, Payne. Gray, Turpie.
Transportation Routes to the Seaboard
Gibson, Vest, Call, Butler.
To Investigate the Condition of the Po
tomac River Front McPherson, chairman;
Ransom, Hearst.
Nicaragua Claims Morgan, chairman;
Wilson of Md., Hearst.
Woman Suffrage Cockreli, chairman;
Brown, Pasco.
Additional Accommodations for the Li
brary Voorhees, chairman; Butler, Gib
sonr II
Centennial of Constitution and Discovery
of America Voorhees, Eustis, Colquitt.
Indian Tradership Coke, Blackburn.
Mr. Faulkner is not yet a Senator, and
his name will not be announced to-day
when the committees are elected by the
Senate, but as there ia no doubt of his ad
mission places have been assigned to him.
as ajbove given, to which he will be ap
pointed when he is seated.
The President has sent the following
nominations to the Senate:
To be Envoy Extraordinary and' Minis
ter Plenipotentiary of tbe United States,
Osckr S. Strauss, of New York, to Turkey;
Alexander R Lawton, of Georgia, to Aus
triaiHungary; Baylesa W. Hanua, of In
diana, to The Argentine Republic.
To be Minister Resident and Consul Gen
eralfof the United States, A. S. Carlisle, of
Louisiana,! to Bolivia !
To be Consul General of the United
States, Jared Lawrence Rathbone, of Cali
fornia, at St Petersburg; D. Lynch Pringle,
of South i Carolina, at Constantinople;
Harold Marsh Bewail, of Maine, at Apia.
Secretary of Legation and Consul General
of the United States, John G. Walker, of
Texas.. at Bogota; James P. Hosmer, of
New York, at Guatemala. '
Secretary of Legation of the United
States, Charles Chaille Long, of New York,
to Gorea; Samuel T. Williams, of Mary
land, to Brazil.
Gl Browne Goode, Commissioner of Fish
and Fisheries. i i '
Rchard W. Dunlap. of Tennessee, Con
sul at Stratford, Ontario.
Consuls N. J. George, of Tennessee, at
Charlottetown, P. E. I.; Edward J. Hill,
of North Carolina, at Montevideo; Wm. O.
Patton, of North Carolina, at Bohia; Geo.
C. Tanner, of 8outh Carolina, at Pictoo,
N. $. . i -: '
Leigh W. Reid, of Virginia, to be As
sistant Register of the Treasury; Marshall
Parks, of Virginia, to be Supervising In
spector of steam vessels for the Third dis
trict, (Baltimore), ii
Ppetmasters Louisa T. Loner, Green
ville;, Ala.; James W, White. Kosiweke,
Miss. - ( ... ,1)
Collectors of 'Internal Revenue Kerr
Crafge. Fifth District of N. C; Whitfield
Walker, District of Florida,
Collectors of Customs Stephen Hunter,
for the District of Tappahannock. Va.;
Peter F. Cogbill, for the district of Peters
burg, Va. -
Almost all of to-day's nominations were
of persons appointed during the recess of
Congress. - i
In? secret session of the Senate to-day
nothing was done except to read and refer
the dominations already sent in. The Se
nate; is about to remove the injunction of
secrecy from the Journal of executive pro
ceedings from the year 1829 up to the end
of tbe Fortieth Congress twenty years ago.
It fills fifteen volumes.;
Washington, Deci 12. Eugene Hig
gins, appointment clerk of the Treasury
Department, confirms published report that
he intends shortly to resign at a date in
the near future not fixed. He has long de
sired to retire from office, but refused to
do scj as long as he was the subject of ad
verse criticism. I ,
' Judge J. T. Goolick, of Virginia, Chief
of the Inspection Division in the office of
the second assistant Postmaster General,
has resigned. i
Supervising Architect Frenet to-day gave
instructions for the location of the new pub
lic building at Huntsville, Ala. This ac
tion is taken in accordance with wishes of
citizens of Huntsville; who were not en
tirely! pleased with the site originally se
lected, and who made a respectful appeal
to the architect for a change. Mr. Frenet,
in speaking of the matter to-day, said tbat
hereafter, in the selection of sites for pub
lic buildings, he will be governed almost
entirely by the wishes pf the people most
directly concerned. ;
WksantewoN, Dec.. 12. Information
has been received at the General Land Of
fice, that the U. 8. grand jury in Montana
has fpund indictments ! against Thomas T.
Oakes, J. M Buckley,! E. L. Ronner, A.
B. Hammond and L. J. Hathaway, for un
lawfully taking timber from public lands
of the United States and shipping the same
out of the territory. Oakes is Vice Presi
dent land General Manager of the Northern
Pacific Railroad Company, Buckley is Ast
sistant General Manager of the Northern
Pacific Railroad Co.i Bonner is timber
agent - of the Northern Pacific Co., and
president of the Montana Improvement
Co., I Hammond ia timber agent of the
Northern Pacific and : General Manager of
the Montana Improvement Co., and Hatha
way is Assistant General Manager of the
Montana Improvement Co
. These indictments are understood to be
in connection with the proceedings pend
ing against the Northern Pacific Railroad
Co . and the Montana Improvement Co ,
involving trespasses upon public timber to
the amount of about $2,000,000.
Washington, December 13. The total
number of bills and joint resolutions intro
duced in &e Senate to-day was 594, a larger
number than were ever before introduced
in the Senate in one day. The aggregate
amount of appropriations provided for by
puuilO uuuuing OlilS 18 7.e45.0f)n n;n
were introduced bv Mr. Call to increase Z
appropriat ion (nr a public buildhie at Jack
sonville. Fla., from $175,000 to $275 00o'
and at Key West, Fla., from $175,000 in
$250,000. ' l0.
Washington, Dec. 13. The Senate com
mittee on Privileges and Elections held a
meeting this morning to consider the
Lucas-Faulkner contested election case
from West Virginia. : Mr. Lucas addressed
the c-mmittee. The committee took a re
cess st 12 o'clock. Mr. Faulkner will be
heard this afternoon.
Washington, Dec. 13 The Striate
Committee on Privileges and Electious tag
decided uoanimously to seat Mr. Faults uer
of -West Virginia. i
Washington, Die. 18 Senator Chan
dler has introduced a bill to legulatmu
holding of Congressional elections ia South
Carolina, Florida, Mississippi and Louisi,
ana It provides for the appointment t,y
the President with, the advica and coDseut
of "the Sesate, lof four supervisors ()f
of election for each Congressional District
in the States to which the measure appiw
who are required to sub-divide the districts
into a sufficient number Of voting products
In each precinct: the Circuit Court of ihe
U.! 8. is to appoint four inspectors and
two poll clerks, who are to mike registra
tion of voters and conduct congressional
elections. The supervisors are to act as a
canvaseing board, to receive returns from
inspectors, and ascertain and declare the
result of the election. Supervisors. jn
Bpectore and poll clerks are to be divide i
equally between tbe two principle political
patties, Tbe measure is made applicable
only to the States of South Carolina, Flori
da, Mississippi and Louisiana It is elab
orately drawn, and contains minute piovU
sions governing the whole matter ot
registration and conduct cf elections,
together with penalties for election frauds!
To an Associated Press reporter who
asked for an explanation of the theory and
purpose of tbe bill, Mr. Chandler said it
was drawn under the clause of the Consti
tution which provides that tbe times,
places and manner of holding elections for
Representatives in Congress shall be pre
scribed in each State by the Legislature
thereof, but Congress may by law make or
alter such regulations. He said the cou
stitutional power is ample either to press a
general law for all States, one applicable to
a number of States, or a special law in re
spect to any particular State. In reply to
a query as to his purpose in limiting the
operations of the measure to the four States
named, ho said : "It is my desire to se
cure if possible tbe passage of a national
election law in those States where ibwe 4
manifest j and avowed suppression of Re
publican suffrage. In Louisiana tho Dem
ocratic leaders declare their intention not
to allow colored people to vote the Repub
lican ticket, and have also asserted their in
tention to settle this question without tbe
slightest regard to northern sentiment on
the subject. Hence, I think that both
northern sentiment and interests should
lead to the passage of laws to limit sup
pression of suffrage to elections for State
oflcers and give us free suffrage for Na
tional officers.
Mr. Chandler said his measure did not
cover Presidential electors, for the leason
that the Constitution gave no authority for
it. He expressed the belief that the bill or
a similar one.will pass the Senate, and honeys
that it may pass the House.
drowning" accident.
A Ferry Boat on Nenae River Sunk
Two tlvei Loit,
Raleigh, N. C, Dec. 12. Ed. Morse,
white, and a colored man named Elinton,
were drowned in Neuse river in this coun
ty yesterday. They with five others wtre
crossing tbe river in a ferry boat. Morse
had a mule on the boat. When near iu
middle of the stream the'uiulc became rest
lesB and stamped the bottom out of the
boat. All hands sank. Morse was swim
ming to the bank when Hinton, who ci uld
not swim, seized his ankle and holding on
with a death-grip both were drowued.
All the others, with the mule got out
safely. .
A special to the Stab says the scciduut
occurred at Milburnie, six miles eat-t of
Raleigh; that Mr. Edward Moraenged
about 40, and a negro named Willis Hin
ton, were drowned and that there are ai 1
sorts ef conflicting rumors in regard to the
drowning
CHARLESTON, S. C.
Democrats Carry tbe Municipal Klec4
! tlon. i . v
By Telegraph to the Morcltu Star.
Charleston, Dec. 13. The municipal
election here to-day passed off quietly.
The Independent vote was light and the
whole Democratic ticket was elected by a
heavy majority.
GEORGIA.
Ninth Uar of the Woollolk Murder
Xrlal-A $25,000 Fire at marietta.
! B7 Telegraph to tne-Horning; Star.
Macon, Dec. 14. This was tbe ninth day
of the trial of Wool folk for murder. Mr.
Rutherford, for the defence, concluded his
twelve-hour speech at one o'clock, and at
three o'clock Solicitor Hardeman began
argument for the State. Tbe Court took a.
recess at five o'clock until nine to-morrow.
During Solicttor Hardeman's speech he
was interrupted by cries of "Hang him!'"
from two or three men, who were promptly
put Out. This created some excitement in
the great crowd, but order was promptly
restored, i
Atlanta, Dec. 14. A. fire occurred at
Marietta early this morning, destroying
two buildings and burning the roof off a
third Loss $25,000; insurance $18,000.
Springer Bros., dry goods; J. W. Bogman,
jewelry; Drover Bros., insurance agents;
Q. C. Burnop, banker; T. W. Glover, gen
eral store, and E. P. Dobbs, hardware mer
chant; are the chief sufferers.
- OHIO.
Postponement of tne Fidelity Banlc
Trials.
By Telegraph to the Horning Star.
Cincinnati, Dec. 14. At midnight last
night Judge Sage, of the United States Dis
trict Court, was advised by a telegram of
the serious change for the worse in the con
dition of his wife, who has been an invalid
for a long time. She is Jit their home at
Lebanon, Ohio, thirty miles away. No
train being available tbe Judge took a car
riage and drove to Lebanon at onee. This
morning court was adjourned until Tues
day next, and the trial of Hopkins, assist
ant cashier of the Fidelity Bank, goes over
until that time. I . .
j Worth Knowing .
Mr. W. H. Morgan, merchant, Lake
City, Fla., was taken .with, a severe
Cold, attended with a distressing
Cough . and running Into Consump
tion in its first stages. He tried many
so-called popular cough remedies and
steadily grew worse. Was reduced
in flesh, had difficulty in breathing
and i was unable to sleep. Finally
tried Dr. King's New Discovery for
Consumption and found immediate
relief, and after using about a half
dozen bottles found himself well and
has had no return of the disease. No
other remedy can show so grand a
record of cures as Dr. King's New
Discovery for Consumption. Guar
anteed to do just what is claimed for
it. Trial bottle free at W. H. Green
& Coj's. Drugstore f
Lonisbnrg Times: Mr. Frank
Davis has a May-pop vine 27 feet in length.
Mr. Rutherford Perry informed the
editor that one of his neighbors had a gourd
vine containing 84 gourds, in addition to
nearly a wagon load which he had already
pulled from it. To off set this our old
friend Louis Bartholomew, Esq., told of a
man in his neighborhood who planted peaa
on shares. He planted one bushel, and at
last reports had already received 43 bushels
for his share, and shelling was still going,
on. -. -. i" -.
Charlotte Chronidei Charlotte;
is still moving forward, and the latest evi
dence of her increasing prosperity and
commercial importance ie the fact that an
other steam cotton compress is soon to bo
built here, thus giving the city two largo
and ! powerful presses. A party of
colored boot-blacks were scuffling and play
ing in their usual fashion. yesterday, when,
one of them had his flesh laid open in s
serious way. One of tbe knives with which
they were digging at each other, struck the
boy on the flat of his arm. about two inches
above the wrist and ploughed a furrow to
the palm of his band. - .
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