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L3 i- VOL. 'VII. NO. 3. RALEIGH, C, SATURDAY, MARCH 8, 1800. PBICE .5. CENTS. THE NATIONAL CONGRESS. Till: lILAIIt EDUCATIONAL HILL IN THE SENATE. Senator Examined a to Their Faith ful net in Keeping Secrets A Demo tint Permanently Seated in the House Other Matter. Illy United Pre. Wasuinuton, March 7.-Senate In tho Senate to day some routine business was dispowd of, and at 2 o'clcck the educational bill was taken up. Mr. Wair ipoke of the delay in bring ing np tho bill for pass ige. The Repub lican party, he said, wa-j pledged iu platform to the passage of the bill, and if that party failed to make good their promise, that would put an end to the pirty. Like ruany other meu iu this country, he owed no political allegiance to a party that lied. Mr. Hale opposod the bill. The South at first, he said, had been tempted by tho largess offered iu yielding up into common school education, but seeing it was not likely to pas3 promptly, had turned to tho task of increasing its com mon school system. Mr. Blair denied tho statements made by various Senators, that the South was opposed to the bill. There were one hundred and fifty papers in the country edited by colored men, aud every one of them favored the bill, lie renewed his attack on the newspapers of the coun try, contending that they were using their influence to dtfeat it. Tho New York papers poisoned the country pa pers. After a short secrot session, the Sen afj, at op. m , adjourned until Mon thly. The secret session investigation com mitten of the Senate summoned a num ber of Scuators before it this afternoon, and asked each one, under oath, if he had ever violated the rules concerning the li'isiues.s of executive sessions. Allan sweriid in tho negative, but a number stated that they placed a liberal con st rue: ion on tho rules. In the House. In the House to-day the resolution de cluing Mr. Clark, of Alabama, (Dem.) entitled to tho scat now held by him was adopted. Tno Senate Direct Tax Bill was report ed back to the House to day from the Judiciary committee, accompanied by a majority and minority report. Mr. Caswell, of Wisconsin, in the ma- ioritv report, states that the favorable report on t:o bill submitted to the House last session meets with the approval of tho Judiciary committee. The amount collected and to be refunded, it is stated, is 1 5,527,0 J3. Mr. Oates, of Alabama, submitted the minority reort in which he incorporates the minority report on tho bill submitted to the f0th Congress, aud the message of the President in returning the bill, with his veto, to tho Senate. lie states that there are two main ob jections to the bill: its unconstitutional ity and its bad policy and injustice. Mr. Culberson, of Texas, also submitted a minority report to accompany that hiihmitted by Mr. Oatcs. He states that he is opposed to the passage of tho bill, not because of auy constitutional objections, but for tho reason that, as it is intended as a meas uru of relief from the unequal burdens t tho war, it stops short of fair justice to those who have been and are endeav oring to manifest interest from the same cause. A number of private bills were taken , .nmong them, one to tay $175,000 to Albert II. Emery, of Connecticut, in ?M'ttL:uu;ut of his claim, and pending nation o:i this, the House, atoociocK, tookarece until 8 o'clock; the night session to be cevoted to the cousidera- lion of private Pencion bills. THE NEW PLATFORM Of a Fanner Candidate for Governor-. t'roi to be llonded Railroads to be Controlled by the Government. I3y United Prc8. Atlanta, (la., March 7. President Livingstone, of the Farmers' Alliance, ljois a candidate for Governor, puts hiuui'lf on a novel and starthug plat form, lie propones that all candidates for Consrress be required to pledge them selves in favor of putting crops iu bonds, the government advancing 80 per cent, of their value. He uuo advocates the gov ernmental control of all railroads Tin Inter-Ocean Telegraph Company Chartered. Hy United Press. Alexandria, Va , Match 7. The In ter Ocean Telegraph Company have paid $2,000 tax to the State and has received a charter Irom Judue Norton. The cap ital is $100,000, and the officers are D. II. Bates of New York, II. W. Garnctt, li)lcrt Andrews and J. F. Hood of Washington, and V. II. Smith of Vir ginia. A li upturn in the Hungarian Cabinet. Uy United Press. Vienna, March 7.The dissensions in tho Hungarian Cabinet over tho ques tion of the naturalization of Louis Kossuth, have ended in the acceptance of premier Ti.-ga's resignation by the Ktnperor Ilerr. Szarpary will probably succeed him as premier. lt People Killed and Twenty Injured in a Railroad Wreck. IBy United Press BuryALO, N. Y., March 7. A wreck occurred on the night express last night on the Lake Shore railroad, near here, by which six people were killed and twenty injured. One Hundred and One Years Old. By United Press. Boston, March 7. Mrs. Eliiabeth Sanders, widow of one of the "old de fenders," celebrated her one hundred And first birthday to-day. FROM WASHINGTON. More Presidential Nominations and Ap pointments Ex-Congressman TauU bee's Condition. IBy United Press. Washington, March 7. The Presi dent to day sent to the Senate the fol lowing nominations: Wm. M. Marine, of Maryland, to be Collector of Customs for the district of Baltimore; Wm. D. Burehiuall, of Maryland, to be Surveyor of Customs in the district of Baltimore; Milton G. Urnrr, of Maryland, to be Naval Officer of Customs in the district of Baltimore; C. J. Karener, of Mary land, to be Appraiser of Merchandise in the district of Baltimore; Edward 0. Duncan, of North Carolina, to be Col lector of Customs for the district of Beaufort," N. C. ; J. F. Patty, of Louis iana, to be Naval Officer of Customs in tho district of New Orleans. J. S.Rawlings was to-day appointed a fourth class postmaster at Powell, Ya. The doctors report Ex-Representative TaulUe'a condition as unchanged today. He ha-i been delirious all the morning and the doctors eay it will be impossi ble to take an ante-moriem statement uaU s there should be an unexpected change tor the better. He may die at any minute. Kincaid is under surveil lat.ee. He will not be arrested until Taulbee's case terminates fatally, when he will give himself up. The House committee on Indian Af fairs today authorized the report on the Senate bill appropriating $6,000 to en able the Seminole Indians, now in Flori day, to obtain homesteads upon the public lands; the expenditure to be made under the direction of the Secre tary of the Interior. DiPTUERIA'S VICTIM. Six Members of one Family Died in two weeks Three Other Members Sick. (By United Press.) Zane-ville, Ohio, March 7. Hon. J. C. McGregon Reading Clerk of the State House of Representatives died at half past eleven o clock this morning of diptheria. Mrs. Mctiregon died last Friday immediately after the death of four children, making six deaths in the family within a little over two weeks. One of the four small children remain- ing is now lying low with the disease Another, and Mr. McGregon's aged father are also lying low. A GHASTLY" DEED. Nihilist Threaten to Outdo "Jack the Ripper." By United Press. Moscow, March 7. A parcel contain ing the head of a woman was recently left at the residence of Prince Dolgoron- kofl. The parcel contained a note say- This is our first exploit. We will S00n outdo Jack the Ripper. The crime is attributed to the Nihilist, whom the authorities believe murdered the woman for betraying their secrets. Scotch Crofters in a Desperate Condi- lion and Making Trouble. By United Press. Glasgow, Mich., March 7. -Dispatches . ii-ri i T " 1 from Stotnoway, on the Island ot Lewis, state tnat tue crouers are in a aesperate . t , ft " J A- - I condition, rney have resolved to re possess the Deer Park Forest, of which they were dispossessed, which they mean to cultivate without delay, lhey are organized and provided with tents aud baggage for a long campaign. Serious trouble is anticipated. Starvation and Cannibalism. By United Press. Winnipeg, March 7. Alex. Demedy, wno nas arrived rrom uuvigan, states that the Indians around that place are starving, and that many deaths have oe cured from this cause. It is also report ed that cannibalism has been resorted to by the famishing natives. Insane Over His Daughter's Marriage. By United Press. New York, March 7. A special from Chicago to tne Uerald says: "Mr. John T. Leiter. the wealthy board ot trade operator, has become insane. Hi3 men tal condition is attributed to worry over his :anghters secret marriage to young Phil. Armour." Hanged for the Murder of his Daugu- ter and Son. By United Press. Charleston, W. Va , March 7. Felix Kampf was hanged at 11 o'clock this morninz for the murder of his daughter Mary, aged 20, and his son William. A Train "Wrecker Sentenced. By United Press.l Wabash., Ind.. March 7. In the Wabash Circuit Court yesterday Wil liam Marquis, the youthful train wreck er, was sentenced to jail tor one year for wrecking a Wabash passenger train last Octob3r at Kellers. Street Railway Sale. (By United Press.) New Yobk, March 7. A controlling interest in the Twenty-third Street Rail way Company was sold at the office of Drexel Morgan & Company today for $900,000 to a syndicate made up of W. C. Whitney, Daniel Lamont, P. A. B. Windner, W. L. Elkins aad other members of the Broadway railroad syn dicate. The price paid is equal to about $300 per share. A Life Lost in a Burning House. IBy United Press. Baltimore, March 7, --The dwelling of Alexander Stokes, near Ridgely, Caro line county, was burned yesterday. His wife perished in the flames. The Pope Indisposed. By United Press. Rome, March 7. It is reported to-day that the Pope is again indisposed. SHAFFER CONFIRMED. THE AGONY IS OVER AND THE "INS" STAY IN. The Matter Settled by Shaffer's Last Trip to WashingtonJohn W ana maker Asked Him to Come. A press telegram from Washington last night announced that in the secret session of the Senate the nomination of A. W. Shaffer to be postmaster at Ra- leigh, N. C. , was confirmed. Thus the matter is settled, and the ins" stay in. It is probable that there was never a more determined fight waged by Raleigh republican politicians and their back ers than has been carried on here between Loge Harris and Shaffer since the nomination of the latter by President Harrison, to be post master at Raleigh. A strong republi can element here was dissatisfied with the President's nomination, and almost as soon as it was made there began to crvstalize an effort to prevent his con firmation. Shaffer fought for his "own" with remarkable coolness, backed by influential Northern republicans. Mes senger after messenger, and delegation after delegation, from both factions have gone from Raleigh to Washington to present their sides of the question, and various reports, favorable at one time to one side and then to the other, have come back. Last Tuesday Postmaster-General Wanamaker telegraphed Shaffer to come to Washington, aud he left for Washington on Wednesday, where he has been ever since. His confirmation shows that he has successfully fought some verv damaging charges which naa oeen made against mm, ana won Mr. Wanamaker over to his side. DEFENDING GOVERNMENT LAND Officials Mills Seize -And and Stop Pirate Saw Cause Much Excite- ment. By United Press. Washington, March 7. Marshal Wal ker and District Attorney Parsons, of Alabama, have sent a report to the Attorney-General in regard to timber de posits on government land in Southern Alabama and Northern Florida. The report states that over $300,000 worth of timber has been cut from govern ment lands by private parties, several of whom have been indicted. Four saw mills worth $30,000 have been seized, aud eight saw mills, through the efforts of government officials, have been dis continued. The action of the Govern ment officers has occasioned much ex citement in the community. THE I1ERRIER LYNCHING. The Grand J iry Finds no ' True Bills " Against Parties Under Ar rest. Special to the State Chronicle. Lexington, N. C, March 7. The grana jury ianeuio nna any ouis against til r 1 i ii I the men charged with lynching Robert . .......... Berrier, who killed his stepmother here o,,mp months ian Trouble Between Portugese Officials and British Soldiers. (By United Press.) Mozambique, March 7. Serious diffi culty exists between the Portugese offic ials hfire and a body of four hundred imporle J government soldiers. The sol diers, who are British subjects, refuse to drill or to perform auy military ser- vice for the Portuguese. Real Estate Lively in Greensboro. Special to State Chronicle. Greensboro, N. C, March 7 T. C. Worth aud E. P. Warton have bought the Bailey property to-day, paying $6,000 for it. It is snowing here. Real estate is booming in Greensboro. H. B. H. Commerce in London. By United Press. London, March 7. The Board of Trade returns for the month of February show a decrease in imports of $1,320,000 pounds and an increase in exports of $2,410,000 as compared with the corre sponding month last year. Destruction of a Village by Fire. By United Press. SnvnmirT Kv March 7 Th villnaA bOMERsET, KY , March 7. Ihe vi.lage of Liberty, Casey county, this State, was i .1 riia ri u i iti wuu fiii i il t i i iiiu ."M u i u u consumed by fire last night. Loss 40,- 000; no insurance. The village had a population of 325. Brad street's Business Report. (By United Press.) New York, March 7. Business fail ures: Bradstreet numbers 215 in the United States this week, against 190 lait week and 221 the same week last year. Canada had 48 this week, against 114 last week. The total number of fail ures iu the United Spates since Jauuary first, is 2,758, against 2,948 in 1889. Tire and a Fatal Explosion. By United Press. Evansville, Ind., March 7. The dry house of the Armstrong Furniture Co. was destroyed by fire to-day. During the progress of the fire an explosion killed three men and broke the leg of a fourth. ---- They Want the Earth. An English syndicate is making an effort to control the packing-houses of Baltimore. It Means Success in 92. The New York Democrats are jubilant over their gains in Tuesday's local elec tions throughout that State. THE FERTILIZER POOL BROKEN The Firm Which Began the Fight Pays the State Tax Fifty-two Li censes Issued to Date. The back-bone of the fertilizer pool is broken temporarily, if not perma nently. It was never exactly a pool, because the fertilizer companies never joined; but such an organization was recently information for the purpose of testing the constitutionality of the State of rive hundred dollars on each brand of fertilizer sold in the State. Some companies applied for license, of fering the five hundred dollars for the same under protest, with a view to bringing suit against the State to re cover the money if it should, at the test, be adjudged an unconstitutional tax. In all cases where protests were made, the Commissioner of Agriculture declined to sign a cer tificate to the Treasurer to issue a license. Without such license the goods were liable to seizure if offered for sale in this State, and the fertilizer companies at once realized that they must suffer greatly in the loss of sales while the case for testing the tax should be under consideration. Besides this, it had been published that the loss of this tax to the State would cripple, if not break up the Agricultural Depart ment a;.d the Agricultural and Mechani cal College; bt cause both those institu tions are supported by this fund. The farmers did not relish the consequences of the abolition of the tax, and they began to resolve that they would not buy fertilizers from any company which joined the pool. The fertilizer companies realized these facts and hastily decided not enter the pool, and also withdrew their protests, sending back their checks for the licenses without any conditions or provisos. Allison & Addison, of Richmond, who first moved toward fighting the tax, yesterday sent iu an application, accom panied by a check of five hundred dol lars, for a license to sell "Acid Phos phate of South Carolina Dissolved Bone. ' This is the brand on which they started the fight against the tax. Other licenses were also issued by the Treasurer yesterday as follows.: Tarboro Oil Mills, to sell "Farmers' Bonn Fertilizer;" Old Dominion Gnauo Co., of Norfolk, to sell "Farmer's Friend,r guano. Fifty-two licenses have been issued so far this year. THE STATE UNIVERSITY. Civil Engineering Department to Re-Organized Water Works to Established Memorial Tablets be be to Distinguished Meu. The executive committee of the board of trustees of the State University met in the Governor's office yesterday. mi j . 1 1 j a i tt xue iacuity oi tue university was authorized to establish the Department of Civil Engineering with an Electrical Department, which shall carry with it I the employment of an assistant instruc tor at a salary of six hundred dollars 'per annum. A request was made of the faculty to ascertain aud report the cost of all re pairs need on the buildingsof puttiug gas in Memorial hall, and of a water works system for the entire University. It was ordered that additional appa ratus be purchased for the Department oi Jfnysics. A memorial tablet was ordered to be nlaced in Memorial ball in hnnnr nf fh late Rev. Dr. Chas. Phillips, who was a professor in the iustitution for nearly fifty years; and permission was granted to the friends cf the late Prof. Ralph H Graves to place a tablet in the hall to his memory at the cost of erection. Usually, a charge of one hundred and twentv-nve dollars is made for the pviv ilege of erecting these memorial tablets. HON. TIIOS. L. CLINGMAN. A 3Icsnge to the Senate and House of Representatives,,--IIe Urges the Rp monetization of Silver And Plead lor Free Coinage. (By United Prss.) Washington, D. C, March 7. Ex Congressman Clicgman of North Caro lina, to-day distributed to members of the Senate and House a neat pamphlet entitled "Message to Senate and House of Representatives," giving his views on 1 c v mvoco6c Clingman reproduces extracts from a i - - . . speech made by him in Hen- aersonviiie, jn. u., m j7t urging the remonetization of silver, and adds a brief argument in favor of free coinage of silver, and placing that metal on the same basis as gold in all respects. Of the probable result of the adoption of such a law as to the flow of silver from Lurope to the united States, Gen. Clingman says; "Of course it would mon, everyday, neighborly sort of van soon cause a rise of silver, but before it dalism. Mine is more fastidious, confin- got up again to gold by our standard we might obtain two or three thousand millions of silver. We could then have a broader basis of coin, and by supplying certificates, increase greatly the money of our country." THE CLAYTON MURDER. A Sub-Committee of Investigation Appointed To Determine the Re suit of an Election. Washington, March 7. committee of the House -The election to-day adop ted resolutions providing tor the ap pointment of a sub committee of five members to investigate the circum stances attending the death of Col Jno. M. Clayton, and to ascertain whether Clifton R. Breckinridge, the present representative from the Second Arkansas dis'ncL, or t-oi. uiavton, was elected to Cong res. The sub commit - tee will proceed to Arkansas late in I Spring. BOOM IN HAMLET. IIOPK1HS THINKS II 131 INFERI OR TO SAL VIN I. A Cumberland County Hoy on the Stage as Support A Day in Washington--A Greensboro Plan's Promotion. Special Cor. to State Chronicle. Baltimore, Md.. March 7. All hail to the new-born Daily State Chronicle. May the glory of Lebanon be given unto it, the excellency of Carmel and Sharon! But what can I, a lean and slippered student, contribute to its value or inter est ? Nevertheless, I'll try to stand yoa one or two rounds, Marquis of Qtieens bury rules. I have just returned from Holliday street theatre, where it was my pleasure for the first time to hear Edwin Booth and Helena Modjeska play Hamlet. We impecunious Hopkins - students only 4 'take in" the best performances, and sit, moreover, in the gallery, thus get ting excellent views of the scalps of the actors. Occasionally, when, in apos trophe to heaven, Booth would turn his face upward, we could catch glimpses of tho lower features, such as forehead, eyes, and nose, but rarely. It is no un usual thing for the Hopkins boys to ap pear on the stage in the high-toned performances, taking the part of attendants, officers, soldiers, &c Ham let was no exception, even staid old Cumberland county being present on the stage in the person of a student whose ease and grace almost took the palm from Booth. In my opinion Booth is far inferior to Salviui, simply because the Italian nature is more passionate and emotional than the American. Add to this nature years of stud v. Datient discipline and training in expression. gesture, pose, and general bearing and you have a sum total which no other nation, save exceptionally, can reach. ooth is the embodiment and acme of pclish.scholarshiD. of utmost re ft but he does not and cannot lose himself, merge himself in the characters which he impersonates. "A genuine thrill," said Goethe, "is in itself a culture." Under the sway of Salvini one is thrilled to the last fibre of his beinj? : not so with Booth. About ten days ago it was mv pleas ant privilege to spend a day or two at the jhome of a Xorth Carolinian in Washington' D. C, Mr. It. G. Callum. Few men deserve greater credit than he ; from a telegraph operator in Golds- boro, N. C, he has steadily climbed, bv ' s rict attention to business, till now he is uenerai buperintendent of the Mu tual District Messenger Company and Superintendent of tho Mutual Union Telegraph Company, having full control of the Washington offices. Mr. Callum is a son ot Dr. Callum, of Greensboro, and brother of Mr. James .Callum, of High Point. With his charmincr wifo (nee Miss Dixon, of Savannah), and the only original "Preston Dixon," they make a household which all North Car olina emigrants would do well to model after. Tom Evans, of Reidsville (this is the real brand, all others are base im itations), was also there. If there is a single family in North Carolina with whose history and traditions Mr. Eyans is not familiar, they will confer a favor by notifying me. To hear him "adorn a tale" with some sage quotation from old Burton's "Anatomy of Melancholy,1' would make one think that Sir Oracle himself had the lloor. c Of course I visited the Senate and House. According to my notion, Ran som is the handsomest, most stately and imposing Senator in the whole body; and Vance the liest, but "a man, for a1 that and a' thai." In the House I heard Carlisle make some palpable hits in re- 1 A- "I i 1 -w gam 10 revismg me cocie or rules, l re cognized him by the instantaneous hush that feii upon the House whenever he rose to speak and by the punctuations of applause with which his ringing para graphs were rounded off. i passed Sccratary Tracy's house and found it hard to realize that it was the scene of so late and terrible a tragedy. The window from which Mr. Tracv fell is very near the surface of the ground, and this surface is not a hard pavement but a grassy plot. Ihe window and house were but slightly scathed by the fare, so slightly indeed, that in passing, unless your attention were directed thereto you would notice nothing un- usual, urowus visit tne premises every day and carry off some relic. Isn't this 1 . sort of vandalism peeuliar to Americans, or at least more inordinately develop ed in them than in persons of any other nations ? I confess to it. for mvself : not, however, to the indiscriminate sort, such as the American believes in who, as a memento of me, shelters himself under my umbrella, with my name looking loDgingly down on him; this is the com ing itself chiefly to tombs, hallowed by genius. A little relic of this sort from Washington Irving's grave at Tarrytowu is valuable to me net only as a memento of Irving, but as a memento also of the Tar heel sleight of-hand which could chip such a souvenir from a marble slab while lour cemetery wardens stood guard not farther than a stone's throw from the grave. Bat enough rounds for the present, must seek the tender ministrations I of of Eponire aud smelling bottle, so as - be able to meet you again. C. Alphonso Smith. Executive Reward Offered. Governor Fowle yesterday issued a proclamation offering a reward of two hundred dollars ror the apprehension and capture of LaFayette Ramseur, colored, who murdered Galloway Smith, colored, in Rockingham la3t December. the 1 Ramseur's victim was a respectable and motzeosiTO colored man. ritlNITY COLLEGE. Mr. W. Duke Ie to Make a Cor. rectioB-IIe Hill Do the Generoa, Thing. Yesterdaj 'a Chronicle announced that Mr. W. Duke, of Durham, had oflfered to give S.,000 to Trinity College if the Trustees of the College would locate it at Durham. It was stated that his offer was conditioned upon Durham's giving $175,000 including Mr. Duke's offer. It seems that this was an error. Mr. Dake makes his offer unconditionally. Mr. Duke's Telegram. lie yesterday telegraphed as follows: Durham, N. C., March 7. Editor Stats Chronicle: The statement published in to-day'a Chronicle, regarding the condition of my offer to Trinity College, is entirely incorrect, and does me, as well as the town of Durham, great injustice. W. Duke. In response to this, a telegram was sent to Mr. Doke, expressing regret at any error, and asking him to state wherein he had been done an injustice. In response, he writes as follows: Mr. Duke's Generous Olftjr. To the Editor of the State Chronicle.- Dear Sir; Referring to my telegram to you of this date, I desire to say that no one has had authority from me to state that my offer to Trinity College was conditioned upon any amount which the citizens of the town of Durham were expected to contribute, but I am quite sure that if it is decided to remove the college to Durham, all of her citi zens would do their full duty. I do not care to say more on the subject at present; but the proper party will at an early date receive a formal proposition making known my offer In writing, which he will bo at liberty to make public if he so desires. I am sorry that anything has been said in the newspapers in regard to this matter, for in tho absence of facts they have published many statements which were incorrect. Wishing you succcs with your paper, the Chronicle, I am, dear sir, Yours truly, W. VvK A Citizen to be Prou.c 0(, The Chronicle rejoices that in Mr. Washington Duke, an honest man who is the architect of his own fortuue, North Carolina has a man.of such large hearted liberality. WAKE SUPERIOR CQURT. The Raleigh & Gastoii Railroad Com pany Ordered to Make Deposition-., Of its Earnings for Past Years. Court met yesterday morning at 9:30 o'clock, His Honor Judge Macllae pre siding. The following cases were li. w - ' posed of : Low vs. Rand; judgment for plaintiff. Ellington ys. Lewter; iudement for plaintilL O Kelley vs. Alexander; iudement for plaintiff. xearby vs. Robinson; judgment for plaintiff. J. M. Broughton & Co. vs. Quinn .V Smith; judgment according to compro mise. This suit was brought by Brough ton & Co. to recover fifty oonts each for laborers supplied through their agency to Quinn & Smith, tho, contractors of the Raleigh water works. Tho judg ment of the court gives Broughton & Co. the sum of fifty dollars. State Treasurer Bain vs. Raleigh & Gaston Railroad Company. This caso was taken up again and the company permitted to make depositions of its earnings for the years from 18Q7 to 1885) inclusive, with a view to determining whether the earnings of the road havo exceeded eight per cent. Trustees of Rex Hospital vs. W. J. W. Crowder and wife; judgment for foreclosing mortgage. This judgment demands the payment of $3,404.04 from the Crowder estate to the trustees. Fleming vs. Flowers et als. ; referred to B. C. Beckwith Esq. Owen W. Bingham vs. S. W. Whiting et als; judgment for plaintiff against defendant for $10.50. Bledsoo et als. vs. Bledsoe et als; ordered that the county surveyor make a survey of the lands in dispute, known as the Bledsoe property. A. L. Ferrall et als. vs. Charles H. Smith, ordered receiver to make allow ance for board of Larkin Smith; appeal by defendant to Supreme Court. John H. Crawford vs. Pattie D. B. Arrington; judgment for Crawford. J. A. Bailey vs. John Bobinson, judg ment for plaintiff. Jones & Powell et als vs. Thomas Pence et als; C. B. Boot made party plaintiff on his own motion. Barbee k Barbee vs. J. H. Massey et als; judgment confirming report of salo of land. J. C. Pool vs. William Pool; case under consideration by jury. The jury for the term was discharged. The summons docket will be called this morning. The Prize Poems It will be remembered that some time ago Messrs. A. Williams & Co. offered through the Daily Call a handsome pre mium for tho best original poem on any North Carolina subject, no poem to be less than sixteen lines, nor more than twenty-four lines in length. The pre mium is a Boydell Gallery edition of Shakspere in seven volumes, with one hundred and seventy steel line engrav ings. Tho competition for the prize is open to the world. Quite a number of poems have been received, and the proposition was to publish them in the Call, but that paper has been discon tinued, and the publication will be made in the Chbomcle. All competitive poems must be in by March 15th. Westward the Coarse of Its Way. Trade Take Francisco Gonzalues, of Portugal, now in New York to obtain machinery formerly obtained in England, says the Portuguese will cease trade relations with England in oasequenw of the re tent troubles.