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V! Dill. ETTHlTieiNCEi
''The Stab soma months ago dis
cussed the necesdity of putting onr
tfvto coast line under mDro efficient
.Idfeuce, and favored an appropria-'
iijo of some twenty million dollars
t.be expended within a half dozen
or more years. This was not a
1 ,aake-shii t plan to get rid or a real
V,r supposed surplus, but to put the
mutry in a proper defence so as not
invite an enemy to come over and
lelp himself with his ponderous iron
.var vessels and bis improved meth
ods of destruction.
ii But the Star cannot stand such
:-:aravagaDce as the Dolph bill pro
, oses. The Senate Committee has
-;reed to appropriate the immense
:im of 1126,000,000 for fortifications
isiid other means of defence. Twelve
j oars are me lime embraced
ibe scope of this
bill. There is to be
$21,500,000, the last year,
t:on next year of
and in A. D. 1901,
$3,800,000 are to be
(lie demand of the country actually
uquired each a vast outlay in jobs
en every good patriot would say
ell done, out can any such sum
rcallv needed ? It in nnt dnahted
mat twice or nve times tne sum
might be used if all along the two
-reat oceans and on the Northern
ODtier, and all along the Gulf of
eiico and the great lakes fortifioa
ons and torpedoes .are to be oon-
ructed. The Dolph bill contem
plates some sucn wors. uut is an
V this needed? Is the country willing
1 to expend such a great sum, to be
I raised by axation, upon coast de
fences? Between great Pension
grab ail bill?, and the Federal school
teaching bill in the States of the
XewHamp8hire crank, and the great
l iver and harbor bills that propose to
clean out all. the creek?, there is
danger of such 'a piling up of taxes
us shall grind the faces of the poor
nod bankrupt the country. There is
k yearly interest on the war debt
imounting to nearly fifty million
hilars to be met. j
I While all these plans to burden j
the people and make the poor poorer j
&re in course of adoption, there are
ibe schemes of Republicans and their
w-called Democratic allies Jo.!
Brown, Sam. Randall and "birds of
that feather" to ge"t rid of. the tax
oq the needless luxuries and keep
them up on the plain, imperative,
every-day necessaries of life, Bucb as
all households must use. The High
Protectionists have evidently many
friends among the Democrats. j
Under the Dolph bill the Fortifi
cation Board and the Secretaries of
War and Navy are to bavej control
of the defences. We suppose the
bill will go throngh the Senate like a
flash. There are many Democrats
who by their votes in favor of
the last Dependent Pension bill
manifest a disposition to favor all
) , uui8 looking to cheap DuncomDe ana
Northern demands. The Senate is
the wasteful chamber. JAll grand
Bobomua or Blunder an.i oTirava-
gance appear to originate io that
Republican body. The Senate is
very capable of getting rid of the
present surplus io vary hort order.
The Republicans have many allies
among Democrats in their jj repeated
raids upon the U.-S. Treasury, which
simply means high taxes upon the
people. There is no sort of doubt
as to the ability of the Senate to re
lit vts the Treasury of all it has- It
could easily get rid of all the finan
ccs that a grinding Government
could wring from the toiling, moil
tag masses, and then -sit and weep
that there was no more to spend.
ibe Senate will do to watch. There
a tremendous amount, of "bo'gns:
Patriotism in that sleek and well-
Ingalls has been interviewed by
we New York World. He is pre
fnu5 an open letter nasea upon bis
'ecent bitter speech. He will be
more "brutal" still. He is reported
as saying : .' ; '; :.:
.L p' 1 may apoloeize, but it will be one
vi me verv laf ti ,.t Ufa ' anA it
wsii to see it your whiskers will be grayer.
tl w-e ?mPeror William's were when be
;.h1,8 look from the window of bis
i'iaue in Berlin. i
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TBB AT aB TO .. ITS DEnoCHATIO
The Repubhoans ' in "18?6 . : were
very shrewd. Their candidate, Jodgo
Settle,' tucoeeded in putting' Gsv.
Vance on the ' '-defensive from i the
word go. 'i. But for the unprecedented
popularity of the Governor, i bis
ability to excite umvereal enthusiasm
among the f white people of Northl
Carolina, and the sense of danger
that pervaded every true heart, Set
tle would have defeated him. - The
whites had for a decade been -under
the harrows of, Radicalism. They
had been abased, plucked, oppressed
and almost degraded by the carpet
baggers and scallawagB, controlling
the ignorant negro vote, and they
resolved to get rid of the black domi
nation. Thia solidified the true
whites and made them rally around
the Vance standard with splendid
enthusiasm.- Settle" was " badly de
feated, after bavieg made the very
best campaign "ever made in the
State undejr the - circumstances.
Yanoe called out. a part of the
great white reserve and snatched
the State from Radical clutches. We
shall always hold 1 Vance in ' honor
and esteem, because of bis grand.
work in 1870, when he carried his
ticket and gave North Carolina to
Tilden. We shall condone bis sub
sequent emu, in some bad votes, for
the great good he did to the State in
troublous, crucial times, and because
of bis pe'rnoual iutegrity and devo
tion to North Carolina.
We, refer to ibe great campaign of
1876, for a double purpose. ! j
First, the enthusiasm, the zeal, the
resolved-will, the untiring energy,
the hearty pulling together and uni
ty of purpose of 1876, must be emu
lated in 1888. The determination to
save North Carolina from Radical
rule must unify the whites and cause
them to stand firmly together. Radi
calism in north Carolina means
negro sunremacy. Radicalism
in North Carolina means high
taxes, waste, disorder, decay, a dis
truotion ot state, county and muni
cipal credit. What has been will be.
Look at the records of 186670 and
behold what Radicalism did. The
State was well I nigh ruined; the
credit was gone; the bonds of the
counties ' were hawked about the
streets at one-third or one-fonrth
their value; the prosperity of the
people was blighted and despair
filled every heart It would be ab
solutely oriminal for the whites to
allow by indifference, discord, and
apathy a i few : greedy i and needy
Bcallawags to so control the black
vote as to get possession of the State
Government and Legislature and the
representation in the Federal Con
gress. " : .. . . I : j
Disagree as you may as to nation'
al questions of great importance, if
yon love j North Carolina and her
precious interests and have due re
gard for your own personal welfare,
you must! agree to harmonize at
home, to bury all j discordant viewB
and antagonisms, and as one man
under the banner of Reform and
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Honest and Just Government make
a common fight against a common
enemy. Blood is thicker than water.
The whites of North Carolina must
stand together in the coming elec
tion. If you remain at home and al-
low , Radicalism to triumph beoause
of it, then you will have done a great
wrong you will have given a great
blow to North Carolina from which
she may never, reoover.
The other point is, not to allow the
Radicals in 1888 to put the Democ
racy on the defensive as in 1876. It
was ridiculous then in View of their
own miamous course oi pinnaer,
abuse and incompetency!. It will be
criminal now to enter into a defence,
when tbe war should be aggressive
from the start, j j
North Carolina has nearly a half
million more of inhabitants now than
when the Radical sirocco swept over
the old State and left jit bare and
desolate. J It takes more money to
carry on a Government of 1,700,000
people, than one of 1,300,000. It re
quires more money to j develop re
sources and carry forward to a suc
cessful consummation great emprises
and noble benefactions The State
is awake io 1888. In the years be
tween 1866 and 1876, it was almost
asleep, or in a stupor engendered of
Radicalism. Tbe white people are
up and doing, and North Carolina is
being developed at every point and
in a thousand ways. J
There was never a more honest or
more honorable Chief Executive than
Alfred M. Scales. He is a man of
purity of life,; of clean hands and
noble heart. : We have; known him
for a quarter of a century, and we
believe bim to be a man of very rare
virtues. All who know him person
ally well have tbe same convictions.
In Treasurer Bain, Seoretary of
State Saunders and Auditor Roberts
the people have honest, tried, capa
ble, efficient rmblic servants. Tbe
State Government ia all right. The
last Legislature was scarcely Demo
cratic, "but it must be in 1888, and by
a sweeping majority. Men of North
Carolina, look to the. Leaialature. See 1
to it that the riebt men are nomina- H
ted and elected j
There is ond plain, unvarnished
fact that no honest and truthful man,
wm attempt to gainsay - It , this:
iu 1870 there were mountains of
debts piled up in the towns, m the5
AanntiM unA . in sT Htata T.,i4 I
ooontiee and. in the State. Therb :
was stasnatlon: all confidence was
destroyed; the people were depressed ;
all. business 'ehternrises hung fire:
taxes were enormous; extravagance
ran riot, and ruin stared ' the
tax-payers in the , face. All
this resulted from Radioal euprem
aoy and their deeds. rFor twelve
years the Democracy, have bad con ',:
trol, and the obntrast between North
Carolina in 1888 and 1876 or 1870, W
marvellous to bahold. Tbe thr b of.
industry beats trongty in the great
North Carolina"- heart. - The busy
ham of machinery ns heard from oen
ire to circumference. The people
are active, eager, enterprising.1 Hope,
confidence, courage' till the soul. A
great industrial awakening pervades
the State. . North Carolina is shoot
ing ahead. . Her schools, closed an
der Radical rule, are now opaa and
filled with youth burning for fame
and thirsting ! for knowledge. "The
credit of North Carolina is excellent.
Her good name is now restored.
Public charities flourish. State taxes
are light compared with the dark era
and all promises well under a oontin
uance of Democratic control. Will
tne wlnte people allow the buck to
get control again? Shall 'they u-
piuely permit; ruin to visit again the
fair fields of the State, to blight and
destroy? See to! it then that the
campaign is intensely active,intensely
earnest. Resolve to win and then
act. ' ' r
The Stab is ready to do its part.
North Carolina is dearer to this
writer than the Democratic party.
The safety, the glory, the honor of
the dear old Mother are more precl
ous than the triumph ot any man or
any party. Let" us aU unite, under
Heaven'd blessing, to save the honor
ed . State from any detriment that
might befl her if by neglect or dis
cord or apathy she should pass again
under tbe control of that party that
proved her curse and almost her
complete ruin. A man who deceived
you once will deceive you again.
Tbe party that brought poverty and
disgrace upon the State in the dark
dayp, will do. it again if restored to
power. -'":.f . r J
The Radical party in North Caro
lina in 1888. is no better than the
Radical party in 1870 or in 1876.
Tt t .i nttm AA Kl j rt t- rA lor."
aw io. iu w oauio ui'i uiav ifc auia wcu
combination. It has not improved.
The claws may be shealhod, but they
are not clipped. The scenes of tbe
paM will return with the return of
the instruments of evil. Stand by
your race, by ; your party, by your
State. . 1 !
Jurora for tbe V. S. Co arc.
The following have been drawn as
jurors for the next term, of the U. S.
District Court, which will meet in
Wilmington Tuesday, May 1st:
New Hanover Harding Johnson,
F. J. Lord,! B T. French, John Moore,
R. M. Fowler, Joseph H. Hanby, D.
O'Connor, EL G. Barker, F. W. Fos
ter, Samuel Northrop, Wm. John
son, Wm. McLaurin, John F. Gar-
rell, R. B Freeman, Jr., George R.
French Jr., ' J. A. SharplesS, M." G.
Chadwick. i ; I ' .--
Brnnswick R. W. McKeithan, Geo.
Leonard, John B. Evans.
Columbus A. G. Smith, RFj Britt
S. G. Wooten, C. H. Dock, J. H.
Springer, J. P. Stanly, J. P. Faulk.
Pender i-Jos. Newton, A. H. Wil
liams, J. R. Bannerman, R. F. Wil
liams, John W. Murray, J. H Moore,
R. H. Murphy, Gj W. B. Lee, R. M.
Moore, James L. Mills.
Sampson J as. : H. Stevens, Allen
Royall, D. T. Best, E. E. Johnson.
Bladen-H. H. Barnhill. A. F.
White, Wi B. Hester. .
Duplin A. G. Moseley.
Robeson W. F. Buie, P. P. MoRae,
John A. Brown, S. E. Carlisle, M. K
Sellers.. ,1 1 1 ! i '
. Barclar raptured In Halifax
A correspondent of the Star, writ
ing from Halifax, N. C, gives an ac
count of a daring burglary perpetrat
ed in that place last Thursday night
at the dwelling house of Sheriff R. J.
Lewis. The burglar entered the front
door, went up stairs and robbed two
or three trunks. When he came down
stairs he was seen by some young
gentlemen Visiting at tbe house.. The
fellow would have made his escape,
probably, but for Dr. Eurgerson, who
was returning from a visit to a pa
tient, and who stopped the man and
prevented his escape from the party
pursuing ; mm. Tne man gave nis
name as George Brooks; he is a ne
gro, nve feet and a half high, weigns
about 12a pomds, and Has a sugnc
moustache and thin beard. lie says
he is from Bursa w.
The morning after the capture oi
Brpoks, a quantity of stolen goods
was fonnd near tne w. & W. Railroad
warehouse., consisting of shirts, over
coats, hats. nandKerchiefs.card cases.
satchels, a rubber-handle pistol and
other articles. pacKea m two bags.
Brooks waived an examination be
fore a magistrate and was committed
The receipts of cotton at this port
for the crop year up to yesterday
are 165,662 ' bales, as against receipts
of 131.817 for the same time last year.
showing an increase of 83,845 bales.
Receipts for the week are 189 bales
against 636 the same week last year
The stock at this port is 5.464 bales.
against 2,724 at the same date last
At A :V-
Xaefctia H et. :!4trt!.a j l
have presented to the Corolina Yaciit J
. Club the property I formerly leased
and occupied by the latter. -The Cltib;
wlir 8oonVhave- material improve
Unents added to their Club Honse,1andr
eveiythin will beput!ln-nwtlass,l
order, ia kepingorttrilhe hlfeh ehir-
aeter of tbe'orKanizatio.!' -itr 1 ; I
Two new yachts have. been ordered
for the Club.' one of wbiohi will be of
Lhe first-olass, and will Wai elegant
craft in every particular;; The other.
will be: of ' the second-class, and wjLll
also be an excellent craft. There teal
prospect . that: other yachts 'Will be
added to the fleet during the season.
.xne arxairs ( or . tne Uluo, are la a
most prosperous condition, with fa
vorable indications for an ' exciting
yachting season. By the time the
season fairly opens there will be com
munication with the Sound by rail
road, by which means many can wit
ness me races wno ocnerwise wouia
be compelled to remain at home.
The Encampment' of the- State
Guard will be held , at Wrightsvllle,
commencing on or about July 17th.
It will be a week of hard work for the
Wilmington Light Infantry, for upon
them will devolve the duty of receiv
ing the visiting military and extend
ing hospitable courtesies to them. It
will also be a pleasant week for onr
home company, for it will give them
a good opportunity of -showing to
tneir bretnren m arms how the men
of the Cape Fear section dispense
hospitality; The expense that will
necessarily be incurred by the Light'
lniantry will be considerable, but a
noble response in the shape of finan
cial aid from our citizens will relieve
the company to such an extent as to
make the burden to the members
W , O AG O. R Ki
A force of hands are at work in the
vicinity of Scott's Hill, Pender coun
ty, grading the Wilmington, Onslow
& East Carolina Railroad. Tbe num
ber employed is yet small, but the
force is being continually augmented;
so that it seems that the people of
Pender connty are determined that.
if the road is not built speedily, it
shall be through no fault of theirs.
They have always been intensely in
earnest regarding this enterprise and
now, since the votes of all the coun
ties specially interested have been
shown to be in favor of the project,;
they are determined push the enter
prise with all their vigor in the power.
The Clyde steamer Equator, Capt.
Nelson, which arrived here yesterday
morning from New.York,encountered
very severe weather which continued
during the entire passage. She left
New York at 4 o'clock last Saturday
afternoon in quite heavy weather
which increased to a hurricane force
that lasted until Wednesday.' The
violence of the storm: was such that
her mainsail was torn into ribbons.
Un Tuesday morning the mate was
severely injured in the foot by the
wheel in the pilot house, and one of
tbe sailors was injured in tne arm
from the same cause. No other dam
age was d'ne to the vessel. She ar
rived at the bar on the night of tbe
14th inst., but remained cutside until
yesterday morning, when she came
in and up to the city.
Fire In Brnnavalek Co only.
We regret to hear that . Sheriff E.
W. Taylor, of Brunswick County, had
the misfortune to lose his dwelling
house, at Town Creek in that county,
and nearly all of his furniture by fire
on the morning of the 14th inst. The
fire was caused by sparks falling on
the roof and igniting. It was blow
ing a gale of wind at the time and no
efforts of the citizens could stop the
flames, and it was by the greatest
efforts that a part of the furniture
was saved. The property was insured
to the amount of $1,100 in the Liver
pool & London & Globe Insur
ance Company, represented here by
Messrs. smith a iJoatwrignt.
Featlval at Rocky Point.
A special from Rocky I'oint says
the ladies of that neighborhood, in
in behalf of the M. E. Church, gave
an entertainment last night. A good
many were present,-! and all seemed to
enjoy themselves. There was an
abundance !. of seasonable refresh
A very amusing - feature of the oc
casion was the offering of a lady's
hand - lor sale which quicKly taken
There were several ladies and gen
tlemen present from Burgaw
which added much to the pleasure of
Quite a large sum was raised which
will aid materially the purpose for
which the , entertainment was de
Inapeetor or Bollera.
Information is received from
Charleston, S. C. that Mr. Thomas
F. O'Keefe of that city, has been, ap
pointed inspector of steam boilers, in
place of Mr. E. E. Hewes, retired.
Mr. O'Keefe is a well and favorably
known engineer of Charleston,and he
passed an excellent examination for
the position. ; There were several
com petitory for the place so that the
new appointee may feel proud of the
record he has made, ills appoint
ment gives general satisfaction, as his
Qualifications are well-known in the
city where he resides and are fully
recognized by those haying anything
to do witn steam engines and boilers
Foreign ExpOrto Yeaterday.
. Messrs. Paterson,- Downing & Co.
cleared the - German barque Ferdi
nand for Hamburg, with 3,700 barrels
of rosin, valued at $4,024.
Mr. O. B. Mallet cleared the schoon
er Annie W. Barker for Basse Terre,
Gaudaloupe, with 161,685 feet of lum
ber and 22,700 shingles, valued at $2,-
150. :-.U--' .
Mrs. ;Sarah E. Taylor, wife of
Sheriff E. W. Taylor, of Brunswick
county, died last Friday night at 12
o'clock. At the : time her husband's
house was destroyed by fire a few
days ago, ' Mrs. Taylor was - sick in
bed, and it is thought the remove!
and shock hastened her death. Mrs
Tavlor was , an estimable lady and
Utvuor or tft Eaiveror
WlilUM tor ' Crruaur Tl per
?c The largest ismSso? hat ever aasem-
Med to the Oner-nM to this cltv
harad 'Ht ,wk .t-ttftn fth
memorial exerclseaiiB Jsosor of thel
. '"l ...1 ' . '. t - : 4. .
rrir. v" :r"-T i
lore tne openixig of the exercises and
by - 3.80 p. f nx j a :eontinuous stream"
....j-ii-".. .. ,.- ' ' n
was pouring 'into tne upera House,.
which, soon: flfled;it tp, . its ; utmost
capaoity, .. ao ttiiat ; standing room
wad hot obtainable, and many had to
return. 1 .V ' r!,-' ' :-
j; The . United States' flag, and a por
trait of King William, were draped in
.mourning,be8ides other suitable stage
decorations, which added to- the so
lemnity of the occasion. .; ; ; r .-- : - j
Tber' exercises , were" opened ' by a
dirge by the Germania. Cornet Band.
This was followed by an anthem by
the choir of St. Paul's- Evangelioal
Lutheran church. - ' -il-:':
HonEduard. Peschau, Imperial
German Consul,1; then" delivered the
introductory address in German. He
evidently spoke1 with sincerity and
pathos and held the undivided atten
tion of those who understood this
language during his entire speech
A solo, "Hear ns, O, Father," was
then given by Mrs. D.'B. Kahnweiler.
Mrs. . Kahnweiler has an excellent
voice, highly cultivated, which ranks
her among the best singers.
Rev. Dr. S. Mendelsohn followed by
an address in German. Judging from
the interest manifested by those who
could appreciate his remarks, he
ninst have carried their feelings into
their "Fatherlandjnhere to mourn
the loss and do homage to the late
beloved ruler of Germany. Even
those who were at a loss as to what
he said, seemed to realize the sense
and maintained a dignified silence
during the course of his speech
'TJeber den Sternen ist Rah'" was
sung by Miss Minnie Schwarz, after
the conclusion of the Rev. Dr. Men
delsohn's discourse. Miss Schwarz has
an exceedingly sweet voice, , and the
solo rendered by her, met with de
Mr. J. A. Bonitz as chairman of the
Committee on Resolutions, presented
the following, which were adopted
Whereas, It has pleased God to
call to Him, after a life blessed and
glorious for the whole of Germany,
the German Emperor, William I L,
king of Prussia, we the German and
American citizens , of Wilmington.
North Carolina, and citizens of Ger
man descent, without distinction oi
religion or political affiliation, have
come together to show our deep feel
ing of grief over the loss of that no
ble man and hero who has brought
Germany to her present grandeur of
power and unity.
Jiesoivea. That in common witnau
(iermans on this and the other side
of the ocean, we can but feel unspeak
able sorrow and the heavy loss which
tne wnoie tterman nation has sus
tained, in which every German heart
indulges, on account of the death of
Jmperor William tbe great chief
tain who has so wisely guided the
German people to glorious achieve
ments and to many triumphs in war.
and to national greatness in peace,
thereby placing the Crerman H ather
land foremost in the great councils of
the nations, a position - which she
rightly and justly enjoys, and main
tains to the pease and happiness of
liesotvea. That we sympathize with.
overflowing heart with the Imperial
family in their deep sorrow, and that
a copy of these resolutions be sent
through the Imperial German Consul,
resident in this city, to his Highness
ranee Uismarch, Chancellor or tne
urerman empire. r
J. A J30HTTZ,
Rev. W. E. Peschau.
Col. P. W. Kebchneb,
Dr. S. Mendelsohn.
Mrs. D. B. Kahnweiler followed
with another solo: "All Ye that
Col. A M. Waddell then paid a
glowing tribute to the late exemplary
Emperor of Germany. He said that
men of all nationalties and all creeds,
religious and political, met yesterday
to do homage to the greatest states
man, greatest general, and greatest
Emperor of the nineteenth century.
He then gave a short sketch of his life
from the time he was fleeing with his
mother, the Princess Louise, before
the then unconquerable Napoleon
until his ascendancy to the throne,
and he said when he had attained the
sovereign power over the German
States, which were then continually
fighting among themselves, and even
before, his one great purpose was to
establish the North German Confed
eration. This he duly accomplished,
Arid he firmly united all the German
sfnf on n.nri thrnnch bia inrtininns raiern
Germany was made one of the most
respected and strongest powers on
earth. His remarks throughout were
very appropriate and much apprecia
ted by the large audience.
After music by the Germania Cor
net Band, Col.' Wdl I. DeRosst ad
dressed the assemblage in a few well-
"Nearer My God to Thee" was then
announced, in which the Germania
Band and the audience participated.
Rev. Mr. F. W. E. Peschau then de
livered the closing address.' He spoke
feelingly of the late Kaiser Wllkelm,
his devotion to his Church and to all
that tended to the welfare of the Ger
man people. He said that Kaiser was
the German for Cwsar, and was. tbe
highest tribute Germans could pay
their sovereign, and that , like Csesar
who conquered the political world in
his time, so had Kaiser Wilhelm con
quered the; affections of the world.
He closed his remarks by a fitting in
cident of the Emperor's life. j
The Germania Cornet Band "was
present in full uniform and perform
ed its part of thej exercises with much
'credit." ;- " -i - ', - - '
' The; Wilmington'; Light Infantry
was also present, the company turn
ing out in. fall force to do honor to
the occasion. -
The exercises were closed with the
the benediction bv the Rev. F. JW. E.
Peschau, , and the vast concourse of
people left the Opera House much
impressed with the ceremonies
The Eactttear and FlrrtaM r the
aMklioa, Ttarta - tnl ttaata Fa
Sr Tby ra all "Tired. i .
.iVTalaeaDtt ' llM-i--'Wr.:''",'(
Chicaso, March 15 Tblm-iw hun
dred miles of railway wtr titnl up ilua af
ternoon - iir- exsctlv Ud mli.u:i. tle
Brotherhood LoooatoMvn Euniin-HB and
fireqxen; iThe- f nir mnu Hn .-f ibe
ma air or ita nrioicnea were nuat to aj
standstill. - Th stretch of territory from
Bt. Paul otr the. north 4o El'PaSO od the
south practically . tha whole breadth of
tne united ciatta i now involved in the
struggle that staried hetwen iho BuriioR
ton Company and Its employe. . ,. : . : 1
Kansas City. March 15 The engineers
and Bremen on tbe vast svetem-of tbe
Atchison, Tnpeka & SanJe Fe Railroad
.Company went out on a strike at 4 o'elt Ck
this afternoon. The s rike created intense
excitement and surprise iu this citj. lor tne
reason that the road has not beee handling
Burlington freJEbt- That lUa stribo was or
dered by some one in authority there is
no doubt but, in this city tbe men profess
utter Ignorance of the issuing of any such
orders, and say that tbey have quit because
they are "tired ." The first Indication .of
trouble here was at 4 80 .o'clock this after
noon, at which hour the Osage City Ex
press was scheduled to depart Conductor
Murray gave - an order to start, when en
feieeer Higgins quietly stepped down from
the cab and refused to pull out The train
was Anally Beet out ap hour later with en
gineer ifurst at tbe throttle, rural is a
regular Santa Fe- engineer, but be has a
grievance against tbe Brotherhood, aDd Ba
be mounted the engine . remarked, "the
Brotherhood gave me tbe worst of it once.
di1 now I am going to get even."
At tbe siime time that Higginileft his en
gine at TJoion Depot, forty men employed
in Santa Fe freight yards at Argentine
quit work, all declaiing themselves "tired. 'f
MutblDg positive can be said as to tbe ori
gin or cause of the strike -There is no one
in Kansas City authorized to speak for tbe
strikers. Chairman Cooioe, t the Grie
vance Committee having left last night. i
Chicago, March 15 At 8 50 P. M. io-
day -the Gteneiai Manaver of the- Santa Fe;
system received at Topeka, Kansas, an
official notice from the chairman of .the
Grievance CommitUe of Roads stating that
the engineers ! and firemen would stop
woikatiP. M. Wtien the len minuses
elapsed the strike bad taken place It oc-
currtd on what is called th-j main liae of
the Santa Fe, which extends from Kansas
Csty to El Paso, includiag all the branches.;
such aa the line to Denver, but not the
trunk lines further, wist operated byi
the company. In giving tbe notice no
grievances of any character whatever were
menlionfd. Ibis was for a come nt at
least apparently unexplained, fur an agree
ment ' recently enteied into between tbe
company and men provides that thirty
days' notice shall be given whenever a con4
fereoce is demanded and beforo the men
have the right to withdraw from tbe terf
vice of tbe company. About five hundred
men ii.-cliiihng.boih engineers and firemen
quit work. Their stoppage virfually
brought to a eland-still probably n I less
tban ten thousand peisons
HA I LROAlTl18A S t KK
A Section of tbe Feat Mall irom tha
North Wrecked Bclw avaunab,
Ga. Nineteen Pataeoevra Killed and
Between Tblrty and Forty lojared.
f Toi&Krabb u Ilia Kornuur Star,
Jacksobvillb, Fla, March 17. The
southward-bound fast jnuil train has been
emasbtd up near Savannah. Jay Gonld's
famiiv uru oa tond. fbysicians have been
eeut tor f'nn both Savannah and Jackaobf
ville. 1 - Si -
Savatshah Mamh 17 The tiv-jltrit ia
tha faat mail uaio occurred at B ackehear,
on tbe AUantio & Oulf ttailroad, 85 miles
from Savannah- and ten mile from Way-
cross seventeen persons are rei-ottea
kilitd " !.-' fj.
Savannah ! March 17. The flrat diction
of the fast ruaii train from New York for
Jacksonville went through the trtsile al a
point 75 miles aou'-h ot Savannah tbi?
mo'cio?. Tha entire train, except tiu enf
gines u GotaoiHbeu. JSiutteeu people are
reported to have been killed and 1x1 ween
ihiity and furiy injured, leu f whom are
exptc'.ftd to die. j j
Tne private car of President Wilrinr, bt
tbe L"5hih Valley rjad. with air. Wilbur
and George Gould and wife and cthets fn
it. was on one of .the trains. President
Wilbur ia reported to be tericusly injured;
George Gould is unhurt and Mrs. Gould
slightly injured ' I I
Keliei trains nave g)ne out witn pbysi
Savannah, March 17. The following is
a list of the killed and wounded in the ac-
ciden' io the fast mail train, eevenij-flye
mil) fcculh of Savaonab? ' .91
Kiiied Charles Pearce, train Laud; W.
M Marufl, news ageni; C. A Fulton, mas
ter of transput laiioB Brunswick tfc West
ern Rai':oaU; V. B. Gregor. SavanLah;
Fred. Jttcjrrd r-tew York; J M. Smiij
fullrafta c .doctor; Merritt A Wnbur. son
of the President of ibe Lehieh Vallev Rail
road; John F Ray, Dale's Mill, Georgia;
Cutty Williams, colored. Yaldosta, oa';
Major J. fl. Pate, Hawkiosvilie. GaJ;
Loyd Carson, colored; Colsen Fos er, coll.
ored. Way cross; Moses Gall, colored.
Waycross; E. P. Thompson, North Caro
lina; and five negro men names, unknown.
Total 19 killed j i
Injured Milton Taliaferro, colored; W.
L Griffin, conductor; J. W. Thompson,
Jacksonville. Fla.; Charley Brown, Savan
nab; C W. Dumbolt, Savannah; Laura
Jones, Thomasville, Ga Mrs McClincb,
Phtla.; AUC3 Bmitbson, New York;
Samuel Ober and Wife, Providence:
Dr Booth and wife. New York: B
P. Wilbur, President, Lehigh Valley
Railroad; W. A. Wilbur, son - of the
President of the Lehigh Valley Railroad;
P. S Wilbur, son of the president of the
Lehigh Valley Railroad; Hiss Cox. A. U
Boyle, A J. Fairclotb, Waresboro. Ga J.
P. Thompson and wife. New Orleans; O
Wallace, travelling passenger agent L &
N. R R ; 8. B. Mallard, baggage master;
Austin, colored. Waycross; lienry snook.
colored. Savannah ;U is. Vanworst, Savan
nah; A. C. Hudson, Macon. Ga.:
Abev. flagman: U. M. Feredo and
New Jersey; L Spiso, . New York; Mrs,
Hurlburt. New York; Sam Aman. train
band. Savannah; Walter Gocdnch, train
band. 8avannah;S Butterfleld. New York
Total, 85 injured,
THE DEAD EMPEROR.
Inetdanta of tna Funeral Ceremonl
Emblem, DceoratloB and Mottoee.
" BEnLrrf. March 17. Chaplain KoegeL
at tbe close of his sermon at the Emperor's
funeral to-da v. wared for tbe relatives of
tbe dead monarch, and above ail lor ism
peror Frederick, afler which be repeated
the Lord's prayer. - I I
The bridge over which tbe funeral 'pro
cession passed was tastefully and originally
decorated. Un euner siae wereencnorea
five laree barses with high black masts.
tearing large brancbesof pine on their sum
mits, and witn enormous oiaca sans witn
white borders, on eacn oi wntcn was
a large snieiu ' wun an imperial
eagle - encircled by . a laurel wreath
hoisted half-mast high, in irontot ibe
arsenal were two pyramids strikingly
adorned with nags, lances, clubs,-crai asses.
cannon and cannon bans, ana weapons
of all kinds, showing the traces of Ger
many s victorious campaigns, freely
mingled with holly, laurel and evergreens.
At the guard house were erected pillars.
on one of which was inscribed in letters of
gold, "He went home, and by so doing
crieved a world: his faithful people are ia
tears for him, his ' grateful capital laments
him On the other side were the words,
"Te eternal neace has gone the creator of
German unity. Careful of the world's
peace even unto death." 1 Facing the win
dow of the Palace, from wntcn the dead
Emneror often gazed? upon the people,
stands a chapel surmounted by a cross of
silver. In the gable of this- building is a
bronxe relief of the, last lodgment:- -lathe
central niche la a very beautiful female
mourning figure in bronze.
1i.aed rtilarrict for' jniaalaaippi Worst
Wahinton March 15 RfDTestnla-
tive Stock'lale has been authoraed by the
jdouse UmniUtee on Public Lands to re
port favorably bis ; bill for the -establishment
of a laud Office at Hattitsburtr., Miss.,
f or a district to be known as Mississippi
and Gulf Land District. ,
Tbe Navy Depaitment is informed that
the recent storm- has caused a complete
stoppage of work, on tha new naval vessels
,atPhiladetpbia i "
VWAtHraoTOsMarch 16. Orders were
issued to-ilay . detaching Captain A. P.
Cook end Pay Inspector Stevenson from
duty at the Brooklyn navy yard. This is
tbe result, of tbe ecent in ve4tgaUon into
the affaira io ibiVytrd.
'- Tbe President to-day sent the new Chi
nese treaty to the Senate, but it has not yet
been laid before that body, as no .secret
session has bien held since its arrival Its
main features have been from time-to time
published.' It is Understood that the Pre
sident n commends in his message of trans
mittal that lite injunction of secrecy be at
once removed from the treaty. Tbe ac
companying paper by Secretary Bayard ex
plains the features of the treaty, and Rives
a history of ita negotiations from the time
the present administration entered office.
Tbe treaty by iu terms runs twenty years.
A Chinese laborer who baa one thousand
dollars worth of property here, or that
amount due to bim here, or who has a law
ful husbasd or wife, or parent or child in
this country, may, if absent' return within
one year, ox if detained by illness, the time
may be extended t two years. No other
Chinese laborers may come in on any terms
Chinese merchants,; scholars 'and students
may come only when provided with a cer
tificate vibted by) an American consul.
The treaty binds this country to. pav to tbe
Chinese Minister j $276 000 " within one
year, which sum shall be accepted as a full
settlement of alt claims against the United
States or her citizens for loss or injury suf
fered by Chinamen here . r
The Secretary of the Treasury "has ap
poi ted Edward Drinkwater to be kteper
of the life-saving station at Seatact, Va.,
and David Pugh to be keeper of the station
at Big Kinnekeet. N C , vice L Scarbo
rough removed. ('"
Thomas O'Keefe' has been designated as
inspector of boilers' at Charleston, 8. O , to
fill a vacancy, j
Services in memorial of the late Emperor
William were held at the Concordia Lu
theran Church, corner of Twentieth and
Ninth streets, this j morning, beginning at
10.80 o'clock. The decorations of. the
church were of the simplest character. Tbe
altars were draped in black, and around
the pulpit were banted a profusion of white
flowers. 0 The services were conducted by
Rev. Dr. Mueller.) pastor of the church,
assisted by the Washington Saengerbund,
a singing society composed of Germans..
The President attended the services, ac
companied byi Secretaries Bayard, Fair
cloth, Vilas and Whitney and Postmaster
General Dickinson'. They were met at the
door of the church by Baron von Zedwita,
German Charge d'Affaiiea, and Dr. Muel
ler aad escorted to seats immediately in
front of the chancel. The seats back of
them were occupied by members of the Di
plomatic Corps and other invited omelets.
Hon. George G. Bancroft and Judge 4: C.
Bancroft Davis were among those present
T. Lee. of tbei State Department; Mr.
Go&iez, of tbe Brazilian Legation; Mr. Du-
bose, of the Spanish Legation, and Mr.
Spring Kice. of tbe English Legation, acted
as ushers. Tbe main portion of tbe cer
vices, including a memorial address by Dr.
Mueller, were conducted in the German
language The pastor, however, made a
brief eulogistic address in English, and
several English hymns were sung The
exercises lasted about two hours. i
The Attorney General to-day s nt in a
reply to tbe House resolution of inquiry
relative -to the expense of arresting persons
for violation of tbe internal revenue laws.
He says unusual expenses, necessary in
making arrests of illicit distillers, have
been author iz 3d in the northern 1 dis
tricts of Alabama and Georgia and North
and South Carolina, and the western dis
trict of Virginiaj The authority granted
to marshals was to employ efficient depu
ties to accompany revenue agents in mak
ing arrests Tne reason for giving this
authority was that tbe deputies were fonnd
to be necessary U guide tne omcers to tbe
bills and hiding places where illicit distil
lers could be found, and were otten round,
and whose arrest would otherwise have
been impracticable, Ordinary compensa
tion would be insufficient to secure these
services, and tne limit nxeu lor sucn ex
penses ranee from $1,000 in the eastern
district to $1,400 in the western district of
North Carolina, j Tbe Department has ne
knowledge that its instructions have been
misunderstood or violated by the marshals,
and in no case has tbe maximum compen
sation fixed by tbo Department been ex
ceeded or bas any part of the judicial ap
propriation been expended for the pay of
revenue agents except as deputy marshals.
Washington. March 17. The Ways
and Means Committee resumed the consid
eration of tbe Mills tariff bill. As was
expected the two internal revenue seciiona
of tbe bill left over from laet meeting en
countered the timorous opposition of Re
publican members of the committee. I Tbe
section forbidding tbe destruction of pri
vate distilling apparatus by revenue officers
in advauce of trial was particularly oboox
lous to them, and they pointed out tbe dif
ficulties that would encompass tbe officers
of tbe Government in attempting to secure
transportation or safe keeping of such pro
perty in a country hostile to their purpose.
Mr. Brown otxereu a ratner elaborately pre
pared amendment, to repeal the tax on
alcohol used in the arts. Tbe amendment
contemplated the establishment of special
warehouses in each district, where alcohol
might be stored and withdrawn for use, at
the nominal rate ot 25 cents per barrel,
which it was stated would reimburse tbe
Government for tbe additional expense of
maintaining the warehouses. This amend
ment was rejeef: A by a party vote, and the
revenue sections having been fiaiiy acted
npon, Mr. Reed moved that these sections
of the bill be reported to tbe House Mr.
Scott moved as an amendment that the
words specifying revenue sections be
stricken out and that tha bill be reported,
next Thursday. As the chairman beld
that the effect of' the motion with this
amendment would be to require the entire
bill with tariff and revenue provisions, to
be reported, j Mr. Reed withdrew his
motion. The committee then pro
ceeded to consider tariff sections of the
bill, but made very little progress, not be
ing able to pass beyond the first paragraph
of tbe free list relating to lumber.
The session closed with the adoption of
a resolution to hold sessions nightly until
the bill is disposed of and reported. j '
i SOUTH CAROLINA. j
nenaorlal Bervleec In Cbarloaton to
i she Into Eatpcror William Damacca
; for Ballroad lajartee.
Chaklxtton, March 16. The late Em
peror William's funeral was observed here
by religious services in St. Matthew's Ger
man Lutheran Church this afternoon, and
memorial services to-night All German
and ' military societies participated and
orations were! delivered in German and
English. United States flags and German
colors were displayen at half-mast all day
throughout tbe city and many mourning
emblems were ! exhibited The resolutions
which were adopted to-night will be for
warded to Emperor Frederick by the Ger
man Consul. C. O Witte,
In the suit pf a colored man against a
railroad company, in Edgefield, to-day, the
jury awarded to the former $4,000 for in
juries received by him while crossing the
railroad track.) -
8i A Maker, white, who killed a negro ia
rangeburg, died in the penitentiary to-day
James France, of Rawlins, Carbon coun
ty, Wyoming; banker and prominent citi
zen., has failed He claims assets of $277,-
000 and liabilities of $140,000. France
was recently heavily mulcted by the defal
cation of two county officials for whom he
was surety. He invested largely in the
Butte Montana mine and lost.
1 r The Weldoit News, , a good
North Carolina wetkly that deserves to "
live, has begun its nineteenth volume. - v-
1 Raleigh , Visitor: Governor. :
Scales received tr-day copies t tbu kuef ;
books of Gov.. Vance from . WashiOKicn. y
There are two volumes. - ;. ,
I Winston Republican: Kiitor
E. A. Oldham, h teem, (s beading fof Cnr- '-
olina It is announced ibat ho iU en)i3t "
his services on th cdiiciial aiaff of the re
cently resurrected Cluriotte Obterttr. j
Durham Recorder; Frank Cham
berlain, Bon of Mr. S ' .W. ChamWrlain, f
fell from a wagon jcsteiday breakup . his
right arm above the. elbow . a large
force of hands are in Durham gradiutr tbe '
roadbed of tbe Oxford & Clarkaville Rail
road, j':" - :i . . -
j ! Rockingham Rocket: The Mon
roe Enquirer and Saprets states that the
machine shops of the Carolina Central Rail
road are to be moved to that town from
Laurinburg; at a least a site has btcu e
lccted for tbe purpose and a purohaae i?ond '
given. j ' f';
' Asheville Sun: In conversation
with several gentlemen yesterday un the .
sewerage question, we were pleased Kof
learn that there was so little oppofritir u to
the proposition to issue $00,000 in .bonds
for the purpose of -stablis!iing a sjstem of
- ewerage in this city.
New Bern Journal i Mr. T. A.
Green, while riding up Hancock street es
terday with Rev. Mr Dixon, teas thrown
from the buggy by the - horse becoming
frightene'sand wheeling tuddenly around.
Mr. Dixoa also went overboai d but was not
burt, nor was Mr. Green seriously hint.
QoMifiboTo Headlight: The Golds
boro Fnrnituie Company coclinus to meet
with success. A two-car load shipment of
furniture was made bv bcni this week.
We contemplate greatly imurovm tbe get
up and general style and
Headlight &a it grows older.
tlTect of tbe
Sylva Herald'. The town of
Busbell is located on Ibe Western Noith
Carolina Railroad, at the junction of the
NanUhala with tbe Tuckasecg river, in
Swain county, and is rapidly becoming a .
place! of considerable importance The -town
was laid out about three j ears ago by .
a Northern company, mostly Obio people.
I Rev. A. A. Benton, known in
North Carolina as a nice scholar of rare
linguistic taste and attainments and a the
ologian of eminent ability and learning, has
been tendered tbe chair of Theology and
Ecclesiastical History in tbe Episcopal
University of the South at Sewanee, Tenn. '
He is now professor at Delaware College.
It is believed he will accept tbe professor
ship. Charlotte Chronicle. Mr. Benton Is
a brother of our townsman, H E. Benton,
Esq.J and was himself a resident of Wilson
and rector pf the Episcopal church Wil
son Advance. j
-Raleigh News-Observer : The
Governor yesterday commuted the sentence
of death of James Thomas to imprison
ment for life. Thomas was convicted of
murder at the fall term of Henderson Su
perior Court and was sentenced to be bang
ed March 16th. Col. Polk ieparts 541
Farmers' -Alliances organized in the State.
We learn that Mr. J. L. Stone is pre
paring to institute damage suits against pa
pers in the State which bave copied tbe ar
ticles published in the Wadesboro Intelli
gencer concerning himself. - Tbe pri
vilege has been accorded us by Col Saun
ders of a perusal of tbe Prefatory Notes of
to the 5th and 6th volumes of tbe Colonial
Records. Notes of Col. SaundenTto these
publications are not only very interesting
but are very valuable contributions to our
historical literature. Tbe residence of
Mrs. Sarah Robinson, on Hay mount, at
Fajetteville, was destroyed by fire March
14tb. insured for $1,500.
Charlotte Chronicle: One of
the most satisfactory meetings ever held io
Charlotte was the long anticipated railroad
- meeting yesterday. Tbe day was favora
ble,! being open, cheerful, cool and brac
ing The number of counties represented
and the character, as well as the size of tbe
delegations were inspiring Cabarrus,
8tan1y. Montgomery. Moore. Randolph.
Chatham, Franklin and Halifax, were here
in the persons ot their beet men.
Lower Iredell county is considerably ex-
cited over a murder which occurred there
one night this week. A negro man named
Patton Beckham was found by D A. Bar
kley and E. C. Miller, in a dying condition
near tbe house of a while man named
Nance. He died within two hours after
being discovered. The coroner's inquest
developed the following facte: It seems
that Nance and bis two sons, together with
Beckham, bad gone to a neighboring dis
tillery, and after getting pretty thoroughly
drunk, proceeded to Nance's bouse. After
some difficulties bad occurred, tbe Nance's
drove the negro man out of tbe bouse, fol
lowed him about a quarter of a mile and
beat him to death,
Weldon News : , Mrs. Sallie
Capell, the beloved wife of our townsman,
W. H. Capell, Esq., died yesterday morn
ing, after a lingering illness of several
weeks. - On the train from Wilming
ton Thursday night several parties were
betting on the speed at which the train was
running and one bet was made by a lady to
tbe amount of two hundred dollars that the
train was running sixty miles an hour. On
inquiry it was found that the train was
running a mile in 58 seconds. The lady
won the bet. Captain Morris was the
engineer, and he knows how to run a train.
On Friday evening when the vestibule
train arrived here on tbe Raleigh road Mr.
H. M. Robinson was superintending the
filling of the tanks when one of the porters
who hails from Jersey City, became offen
sive and continued to be very sassy about
what Ebould and should not be dontt. Mr.
Robinson ordered him away but the negro
would not go, and repeated his remarks
and Mr. Robinson struck him in the face.
The negro picked up a rock to strike Mr.
Robinson when the latter took it from, him
and hit him several times with it. A friend
came up and stopped it. Mr. Robinson
thought the matter was ended, but when
tbe train moved off the negro struck Mr.
Robinson in the back with a rock causing
some slight internal injury. Mr. Robinson
Jumped on the train and caught the negro
mt other porters separated them. The
porters were discharged. This is not the
first time that theseNorthera darkies have
I New Rem' Journal: Governor
Scales and Treasurer Bain will, in compa
ny with President Bryan, go to Morebead
City to-morrow on special train and will
observe the improvements there and also
the improvements of tbe road. Union
thanksgiving services were beld at the Bap
tist Church on Sunday night by the Pres
byterians. Methodists and Baptists. Ad
dresses were made by Rev. Dr. Johnson,
of Raleigh.. Dr. J. D. Clark. President of
the Y. M. C. A., Rev. Dr. Vass and Rev.
H. W. Battle. Kinaton dots: A large
number of our citizens gathered at the de
pot Monday afternoon to welcome Gov.
Scales.. Many ladies were present although
the weather was unpleasantly cold. Our
colored band enlivened the occasion with
plenty of music. He spoke for a few min
utes, dwelling upon the prosperity of the
whole country and specially 'of North Car
olina as shown by the millions in tbe U. 8.
treasury and the good price of cotton and
tobacco. He then greeted the ladies and
said he was not ashamed to express his love
for them there and then In the presence of
bis wife. He was heartily cheered.
Stonewall Items: On Friday, 2d inst., Mr.
Jesse C. Little, aged about 63 years, died
of pneumonia at his borne in this county.
A good citizen gone. He was formerly of
Edgecombe county, Our wharf has
been quite business-like for the past week,
A. H. Whitcomb having loaded and dis
patched four large schooners at his mill
with an aggregate of 820,000 feet of sawed
boards, and still there remains enough on
the yard to load as many more. ' -
Total Wet Bceolpte of Cotton at All
Porta Unea Sept. let, 1S8T... .
By Telegraph to the Kornlnx Star.
New York. March 17. The following
are the total net receipts of cotton at all the
ports since September l, vssi: uaivesion,
631,684 bales; New Orleans, 1.589.212 bales;
Mobile, 189.193 bales; Savannah, 819.747
bales; Charleston, 409,267 bales; .Wil
mington. 168.332 bales; Norfolk, 430,844
bales; Baltimore, 43.117 bales; New York,
71.664 bales; Boston. 68.052 bales: Newport
News, 88.698 bales: Philadelphia, 23.954
bales; West Point, 875,854 bales; Bruns
wick, 70, 687 bales; Port Royal, 13.039 bales;
Penaacola, 16,919 bales. Total. 5,025,648
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