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VOL. "VII. NO. 5. EALEIGH, K C, TUESDAY, MARCH 11, 1890. PBICE 5 CENTS. ftp fl ill S L THE NATIONAL CONGRESS. FOOD AM) DRINK HILL, AND Til E BLAIR BILL AGAIN. The Mouse Talks About Immigration--And Tin? Effect on American Work ifigmcu Of The Purchase of Ameri can Industries Ry Foreign Catptul. I By United Pres.j Washington, March 10. Senate The bill providing for an inspection of meats for exportation, prohibiting the importa tion of adulterated articles of food or drink, and authorizing thfc President to make proclamation in certain cases, and for other purposes, was taken from the ca'eu-iar and ditcussed until 2 p. m., when thv action. bill was laid aside without The an Mi educational bill was. taken up, . Higgins spoke in support of the bill. Tbe facts : bill was based upon two great That illiteracy existed in the South, an l that the South wasjnot pos sessed of means adequate to meet it. Replying to the argument that one ob ject of the bill would be to destroy the spirit, of the Southern people, to take away from theci their natural force, and to emasculate the South of its strength and vigor, he insisted that experience did not bear ont that argument, and pointed to the fact that localities received State aid for common schools, and that the States themselves had received large aid in public lauds from tho general government without auy such bid effect following. If that argument were seriously argued, then in ord-r to be logical and candid, it became incumbent on every State to give up its scho 1 fund, and to leave tho support of the common schools to local taxation alone. As to the question of constitutionality he had no trouble about that. From tho northwestern ordinance of 1787 to the proiont time, public lands aud the proceeds of public lands were given to tho uew States for educational purposes. Mr. Jones, of Arkansas, said the legislature of his State had instructed him to vote against . the bill, and ho would do so. The question of its passage was not one of priuciple, but of expediency. He had h )ped that loadiug negroes might be led to thiuk soberly, to roasou in a dispassionate way, not as tho result of going to school, but as the result of see ing that tliM white people of the South wished to do for the colored people the very best they could. Schools and school books would help, ho said, to solve the race question, but they were not the most powerful agents. There would , have to be a moral uplifting of the ne ' ro, and this would be of necessity. As ' to work, for that, thore would have to be peace; but it seemed that the pre tended friends of tho negro did not in tend that there should bo peace. If the negro could be taught to think, ho would learn that when he was moderate aud conservative his white neighbors were , " with him; he would learn that those who undertook to incite him to murder and arson were his worst enemies; that his best friends were those who employed ' him, but would not bo ruled by him; aud that tho intelligence of tho country must govern it. When tho negro had been taught that, a great kindness would have been done ; him, and he would bo shown the only practical way of working out the inter ; . eats of both races at the South. The bill was then laid aside and the ' t Senate, after a short secret session, at , 4 :35 p m. adjourned. House. ; The II ouso to-day concurred in the -Senate resolution providing for an in . ' ;vtifctigation by a joint committee of the Senate and House committees on immi gration, into the workings of the Federal r , and State laws relative to immigration . from foreign countries. The resolution . Was amended so as to direct tho joint .committee to investigate the effect on ':Ameiicau workingmen, which is likely .to tollow the purchase of American in , - .'.dustries by foreign capital. I Senate bill to prevent the introduc tion of contagious diseases from one ;State to another was passed. 1 A number of bridge bills were also t passed. . I Mr. Lacey, of Iowa, reported from fhe committoe on elections a resolution for tho appointment of a sub-commit- tee to go to Arkansas and make a full " "TuYestigation of the Clayton-Brecken- ridge contested election case. Agreed to. Tho House, in committee of the ; J, wbolc, took up tho Oklahoma Territory - hill, but without making much progress, ; the committee rose, and the House, at 1 p. n:., adjourned. I THE WESTERN FLOODS. I.rvt'r Breaking and Great Iniiiida i t ions Feared. , j By United Press. f- St. Loin, March 10. Reports from a the lower Mlksippi state that the flood in that stream has become alarmingly . high all along the coast; that the levees ; - K are breaking in various places, and that ; there is great apprehension that a large .section of the country on both sides of the river will be inundated. i FEARFUL COLLIERY EXPLOSION ?e flundred Miners EntombedFears That All Have Perished. By United Press. on March 10. An explosion oc- to-day in the Moorsa Colliery at fgan, Wales. One hundred miners dtombed Communication with fortunate miners 13 lmpossi- it 13 feared that they have all xninlstcr Lincoln Will Not Resign. (By United Press.) V- . WIN MIN. XillKf . illAlVU .. Li.nrftln- minister to England, denies the i i i -.ma- tnat ne lntenaa to resign A RELIGIOUS SENSATION. CHARLOTTE STIRRED BY A BIG CONTROVERSY Between a Presbyterian Minister and a Catholic Priest--Crowding the Churches to Hear the Debate Strong Denunciation. (Special to the Chkonicle.) Charlotte, N. C, March 10. There is a big sensation just now sweeping over tho religious community of this city, growing out of a bitter pulpit con troversy between Rev. H. 0. Reed, pas tor of tho Second Presbyterian church, 0' e of tho ablest preachors in Western North Carolina, and Rev. Father Mark 8. Gross, Rector of St. Peter's Roman Catholic church, one of the most learned priests of his church in this State. Two weeks ago Mr. Read unintention ally opened the controversy by referring in same uncomplimentary language to tho Catholic church and priesthood. His remarks attracted the attention of Bish op iIJd, of the Catholic church, and he directed Father Gross to make reply from his pulpit, which ho did in an able sermon one week ago. His re marks v.ere heard by a great many Protestants and besides tbey were prin tek in the lecal papers. The remarks of the Reverend Father did not have a bid effect upon the Protestants, and naturally a rejoinder by Rev. Mr. Reed was in order. Last night the Second Presbyterian church was crowded and hundreds were turned away, so much has every body become interested in the controversy. Mr. Reed preached a , powerful sermon and fairly ridiculed tbe Catholic church and priesthood. He was armed with official Catholic books treating on their doctrines &3., and from them he made some strong points. He referred to members of tho Catholic church as "poor deluded victims believing that the priest could shut the door of heaven and open to them the gates of hell at will;" and he said tnat any man who would want to see this country put under Catholic rule was not fit to live on Mecklenburg soil whs re American independence was born. THE RECORD BROKEN. The Latest Time Ever Made Between New York and Washington. By United Press. Washington, D. C, March 10. The J special train tendered by the Pennsyl- j . . . T:t 1 i a r ir ! iuu uuiiioitu vo. 10 iuauager a. m. Palmer to convey his "Aunt Jack" Com pany from New York to Washington, made the run between the two cities in four hours and seventeen miuutes, the fastest time on record; five hours and thirteen minutes being the best previous record. Mr. Palmer's company took dinner at the Arlington hotel and then went to Albaugh's Opera House where the matinee performance for the benefit of the Actors' Fund began at 1 o'clock before a large and distinguished au dience. HIS NOMINATION WITHDRAWN, Because He Failed to Put Up Sulli cient Campaign Funds. (By United Press.) London, March 10. Arthur Orton, nominated to contest the seat for Stoke-upon-Trent, under the name of Sir Roger Doughty lichborne, baronet, has failed to deposit a sum to meet his sharo of the expenses of the canvass, and his nomina tion has, therefore been cancelled. . AN OFFICIAL RESIGNS. But The Resignation in Refused by a Unanimous Vote. By United Press. Rome, March 10. The resignation of Signor Blanched, president of the cham ber of deputies, was announced in the chamber to-day. Premier Crispi moved that the resignation be not accepted, and the motion was adopted unani mously. SWITCIIME.N STRIKE. Railroad Officials Doing Their Own Switching. By United Press. Chicago, 111., March, 10. The switch men employed in the Northwestern rail road yards here, went on a strike this morning, and the road officials are doing their own switching. The trouble arose from the refusal of tbe company to dis chaige an obnoxious foreman in the For tieth street yard. MlvNTALLY WEAK. The Admission of a Man Charged With Trunk Stealing. By United Press. London, March 10. On the trial to day at Bristol of the case against Canon Haines, charged with having stolen a trunk from the platform of the aailway station, the defendant admitted his guilt, but said that he was mentally weak. The court sentenced him to four months imprisonment at hard la bor. THE PARNELL COMMISSION. The House of Commons will Resume Debate on the Report. (By United Press.) London, Eng., March 10. In the House of Commons to-day, it was agreed, upon motion of Mr. Smith, the govern ment leader, to resume the debate on the report of the Parnell Commission. MR. J NO. L.SULLIVAN. He lias One More Week Refore he Knows the Decision of the Supreme Court. By United Press. Jackson, Miss., March 10. The Su preme Court to-day did not render a de cision in the case of John L. Sullivan, for prize fighting in Mississippi, as was expected. A decision will be given next week, on Monday. THE WORLD'S FAIR. A COMPLETED BILL FOR HOLD ING IT IN CHICAGO. To be in Charge of a National Com missionTwo Members to b3 from Each State Date Not Yet Known. By United Press. Washington, March 10. The com mittee of Chicagoans who have been in consultation with members of the World's Fair committee for several days past, to day presented a completed bill providing for holding the fair in Chi cago to Messrs, Hitt a?d Springer, of. the sub-committee in charge of the bill. The bill is really the joint compilation of the ideas of the sub-committee and the Chicago delegation. While it con contains some changes radically differ ent from the original bill drawn up be fore the site was decided on, only one of these has not been heretofore given to the public. This change concerns the man agement of th 3 exposition. It was the original intention of the Chicago people to place the management in the hands of a national commission which is given full charge of the whole project, including the power to allot sites for buildings, and to appoint the juries of award. Tbe commission is to consist of one hundred members. The governor of each State is authorize! to nominate two membersone from each of the two principal political parties, to be appoint ed by the President, and the President is given further authorization to appoint one member from each of the Territories aud the District of Columbia, aud eight members at large. The date of holding the fair is left blank in the bill, and will be decided at the next meeting of the full committee. EXECUTIVE SESSION LEAKAGE. TLe "Smelling Committee" at Work Again More Senators Asked Under Oath if They Gave it Away. (By United Press ) Washington, March 10. The Dolph Committee which has been investigating for some time the question of Executive S!i.ssi n Leakage, continued to day the ex-iinination of members of the Senate v!i were ::ske i under oath whether or not t'n-y had ever revealed what had takeo place in ;tcrct session. The witr es-v-.i were taken a? nearlv as possible in alphabetical order, Mr, Blair being thj first summoned! He was fol lowed by Senators Butler, Barbour, Coke, Coekrell, .-Fahlkner, Chandler, Dawes, Cuilom, 'Dixon, Davis, Estes, Farwell, T. Harris, Frye, George, Hale, Joucs of Arkansas, lngalls, Hoar, Hamp ton of Nevada, Edmunds, Morrill, Mitchell, McMillan and Payne in the or der named Other Senators were ex amined, and when the committee ad journed it had almost finished its work of questioning Senators. Presumably, 1 none of the witnesses criminated them- ! . 1 ni a selves. i ne committee nas noz aeierm ined yet what it will do when the exami nation is concluded. Washington Notes. Washington, D. C , March 10. Mr. O. Bowen, of Virginia, to-day in troduced in the House a bill appropriat ing $150,000 tor a public building at Portsmouth, Va. The condition of Ex-Congressman lauibee was worse to -day t nan at ?ny lime since he was wounded by Corres p?ndeat Kinoaid. A DETECTIVE KILLED. His Body Found After Being Dead Six Days. By United Press. Birmingham, Ala., March 10. A de tective named Jackson went to Lamar county several weeks ago disguised as a foot peddler for the purpose of locating Rube Burrows, the famous outlaw. He started shortly afterwards to the hills where Burrows wa3 suppose to be hiding. Nothing more was heard of him until last Saturday w.'ien nn ceaa ooay was found in the woods riddled with bullets. He had evidtdtly been dead five or six days. It is supposed that Jackson was murdered by Burrows or his gang. Riotous Students Arrested. By United Press. Prague, March 10. A number of students who were making a demonstra tion yesterday at the graves of young Czech rotables at Malschau, were ar rested by the police. . A Member ol the Great Coates Thread Firm Dead. By United Press. London, Eng. , March 10th .Sir Peter Coates, of; the firm of J. & P. Coates, thread makers, is dead Jay Gould On The Go. By United Press. Fort Worth, Tex., March 10.-Jay Gould, George Gould, J. M. Eddy, S. H I. Clark and seven minor railroad offi cials arrived here from the east yester day afternoon. After inspecting the Texas and Pacific property, the party proceeded west. . Death of a Prominent Public Man's Wite. By United Press, j Hampton, Ya., March 10. Mrs. Clay, wife of Col. D. E. B. Clay, Collector of Customs at Newport News, died yester- dav evening. Her remains will be taken to New York for interment. The Tarboro Farmers' Alliance has endorsed the action of Senator Vance in introducing a bill in Congress to es tablish bonded warehouses. RALEIGH ROADS. Report of the Supervisor Splendid Work Being DoneHills Levelled Ravines Filled Roadways Widened and Improvement Generally. Mr. W. C. McMackin, Supervisor of roads for Raleigh township has filed in the Register of Deeds' ofliae a report of his work done during the month of February. It shows that thirty-eight hands were employed in the work from February 11th till the end of the month. The force was interrupted now and then, however, and on seven of the days full time could not be made. TLe compensation per clay is fifty cents, and the pay-roll for the time footed up $245.87. There were other iucidentiii expenses of a small nature, and besides the laborers employed, there were cooks and water-carriers. The work done is considerable and marvellously benefical. Great improve ments have been effected from the east ern terminus of Davie street to the east ern terminus of Martin street. Over four hundred yards of Davie street have been worked toward the city and one hundred yards on Martin street. Lenoir street ha3 also been greatly improved for about three hundred yards from the city limits outward. All this roadway has been thrown up and nicely rounded in the middle. Rocks aud rubbish have been cleared away and tho roads thoroughly ditcned on each side. This work is preliminary to the use' of the roau macumes wnicn will soon bo at work. A splendid piece of good aud has been done on the rock quarry road eastward from the city. Including tho ditching, it now has an average width of forty feet. It has been nicely levelled and graded for some distance, and cleared of stones and rubbish. A hill between the rock quarry and Walnut creek, which 1 . 've senator nawiey on our side has been familiarly known to the coun- ainT ohafler, but wo lost him. Mr. ti-v people as the '"Devil's Point," has Vna Wanamaser has every one of 'em been transformed bevond recognition. J ast where no wants them. He schemes The place was verv steep, narrow, badly "ound, aud presently does something washed into gullevs, and was in fact a he binds the influential Sena place of great danger. The upoer part f ?rs t blm' or instance ho appointed of this hill has been cut away, and the ;ue e(.di4r ?! H! 8 PaPer' postmas eartu thus removed been carried to the r af riartiord. Conn., and that won foot of the hill, and a comparatively easv awley over to him. I had supported grade foot to i Vi r ii f wQVdnp to a width of forty-two feet, anti k tmw an ev, safe wav for several teW-Sbicast U they ehoJac io travel ihhi :y, whetcttii, buion, tins work was (rme, the roadway was difficult and c.angrfus for vm one team. At the i'joy ol tho hill is a branch, which has been spaCned by abridge. This bridge effected. Tho grade from the J tliD uau,UUl" UUU"UUUR the top of tbe hill is reduced uu"u oara ,rua camea iuo JNortn w vma i.i 1,-, Carolina roiDublican delegation for him. has been removed, and a handsome, With their backing and influence, a substantial rock crossing substituted tight against him was almost a forlorn tor it. One hundred and twenty-seven hope. But wo went a bead, and know-two-horse loans of stone were used in ing the sentiments of the party here its construction. against Shaffer, we represented to the In the road work several ugly and committee that he had no local backing, difficult depressions have been filled in. and could not get twenty-five men to Oue of these, just beyond the branch, sign a petition for his confirmation, was fourteen by thirty-two feet in ex- Bight here we got a stunning blow; for tent, and seven feet in depth. xhis a lew days alter we had made this repre- was filled up, and the roadway straight- sentation, here came a petition signed by ened and widened over it. ' all the leading democrats in Raleigh in Two other hills have been cnt down favor of his confirmation. That was a and made easier, and the roadway practical "settler" in Shaffer's favor; widened; the grade being reduced eight but it was a "settler" only because tho feet in three hundred and twenty -five committee wanted to appoint him any running feet on one bill, and seven feet way. It would not have been on the other. worth a cent otherwise. I think All the work is god, and these approach- the democrats signed that pe es to the city are getting into good shape tition because they knew it would for travel and pleasure drives. create a schism in the republican party. The city is to ba congratulated on tho They knew that if Shaffer were retained progress of the work, and as soon as it many republicans would be mad shall be extended on all sides, it will enough to almost kick out of harness, begin to show its practical value by in- duciug more freou-.mt travel to the eitv from the country, and by less, iar less disastrous effects on teams which for vears mst have almost had a death strug to reach town over these points. 500 PER CENT GAIN IN 10 YEARS. The Real Estate Transactions in 1888 Amounted to $819,000. Special Cor. State Chkonicle. Ash eville, C, March 10. Ashe ville wants to be represented in the Daily State Chronicle. She sends greetings to this new enterprise and wishes it long life and prosperity. Numbers of peopie in the central and eastern portions oi the State know scarcely anything about Asheviile and the surrounding towns. Some have heard of the growth of this "Birming ham of North Carolina," but know noth ing of its magical development. Fiiruies That Tell the Tale. Ten years ago the census showed a population of 2,100. To-day Asheviile has a population of 12.000, a gain of nearly 500 per cent. In 18S0, the as sessed value of property in the city wan $904,428. To-day, it is t. 393,234, an increase of 500 per cent. In 1880 the mercantile business amounted to about $500,000. The total business of the city for the year 1889 amnnnted in. Si 05 P. 000 fi-1 In 1880 there' was sold on the tobacco market 150,000 pounds of leaf tobacco, for which was paid 12,000. At the close of the tobacco year ending September 1, 1889, there had been sold 4,178,388, for which was paid $422,749. The real estate transactions for the past year amounted to $819,000. And this has been done without the influence of a boom, but in the natural course of progress, healthy and stable. BLADEN'S DEBT PAID. What a Good Democratic Board of Commissioners Has Done. Special Cor. State Chroxicle. Wilmington, N. C, March The treasurer of Bladen county (John M. j Benson) was in the city to day, paying I Qff the last of the bonded debt of B'.a- den. From a 34,000 bondage she is now free, thanks to a good board of commissioners for the past twelve years. I feel a pride in Bladen, and my heart's longings are for my old homo there, along the banks of the historic Cape j Fear. Cupid. SHAFFER'S VICTORY. OPEN Kit KING AGAINST A D M I N I ST A TION. I'UE No More Chance For publican Congressmen From State Some Points Showing Re- 1 his How Postmaster Shatter Held On. There ha3 been no wailing, but there ha3 been some mighty gnashing of teeth among the repulicans in Raleigh since the official announcement of Shaf fer's confirmation as postmaster here. They don't gnash and talk among them selves, but talk out loudly so that the world may know what they think. C. D. Upchurch, Esq., who is known all over the State as a republican leader, was interviewed yesterday morning by the Chkoxicxe and asked to give his opinions and expressions ou the affair. He said : "Well, tho confirmation of Shaffer shows that the administration doesn't care a cent for tho party in the State, or for tnat matter in the South; and that same party in those same sections will proceed to s'how that it cares but littlo for the party as a whole while the present administration holds. We are indignant and Disgusted Here. So far as I am concerned I wash my hands of the whole combination of them a!ul wiU say so publicly when op r ""W I can't say that I am surprised at the confirmation. When I was in Washing ton last December I plainly saw that everything was unfavorable to our home republicans, Carpet-baggers from the North were the favorites, and they will have their way as long as the present administration lasts. I was confident f6, wa3 appreciative-said so-and I bad, every ason to believe that he wald stick by us in this case, but he dlcin Who Created Him. Now, you see, Postmaster Shaffer is the creature of "Liver Pad" Warner and "White Livered" Wanamaker. and that of course is just what the democrats want. They would like to see a split among tne republicans. What Upchurch Was Charged With. "Shaffer was not easy in making charges against us. One he had against me was that I had draped the county court house in mourning when Jeffer son Davis died. I don't know what ef fect that charge had upon the commit-b-e,but it did me no good there and ael ded no weight to my influence." lie Assumes Virtue and Captures the Press. "Mr. Shaffer has assumed great virtue and succeeded in capturing some of the press. He says he took his stand against the appointment of a negro in the Ral eigh office and that he stuck to that position throughout. Ue had a com munication in one paper in which he tailed me a "mud slugger" or some thing like it. Then on account of his anti-negro tendences another paper says something about "congratulations'' to him. There has been a considerable change in his tendences toward the negro. He refuses point blank to ap point one now; but I kanw when he went on Jno. Nichols' bond as postmas ter, it wa3 on condition that Nichols would appoint a negro; and he once took his name off my bond because I not appoint a negro in my office." "Well, it is settled for the present; but I have every reason to believe that this and some other actions on the part of the administration has so dissatisfied !ie P"y b?re auJ , a11 over State, that there is no chance whatever to elect a republican to Congress again. One unfortunate phase of the matter is the breaking up of friendly relations between myself and .Shaffer. We were formerly oa good terms. Now, we don't speak." ' STATE Y. M. C A CONVENTION. SesMons at Goldsboro March 13th to lGth Delegates from Ra!cisli. The State Convention of the Young Men's Christian Association will be held in Goldsboro March 13th to 10th in clusive. The Raleigh Association met at noon esterday, and elected the following delegates: Rev. Dr. J. S. Watkins Rev. J. L. Fostpr, Rev. D. L. Schively, Messrs. N. B. Broughton, W. L. Hill, Hunter L. Harris, S. J. Betts. D. L. Jackson and Wade T. Hampton. The programme for the meeting is unusually attractive. It comprehends an address of welcome by Mr. J. G. Joyner, of Goldsboro, and a response by Prof. W. A. Blair, of Winston. SUPREME COURT. Cases Argued and Opinions Filed Yes terday Seventh District Ca to be Called Next Monday. Cases from the Sixth District were taken taken up yesterday and disposed of as follows: State vs. Baaby, from Carteret, argued -by Attorney General for State: no conu sel contra. (C. 11. Thomas. Jr., filed brief for State. State vs. Willis, from Carteret; mo tion to correct judgment. State vs. Turner; put to end of district. Simmons vs. Andrews, from Jones argued by S. W. Isler for plaintiff, and C. M. Busbee tor defendant. Sneeden vs. Harris and Puller vs. Lucus; put to end of district. Southerland vs. Railroad, from New Hanover; argued by J. D. Bellamy for plaintiff, and Junius Davis and "Geo. Davis by brief for defendant. Stephen vs. Koonce, from Onslow; argued by C. M. Busbee, and Manlv, and Guion for plaintiff, and S. W. Isler for defendant. Weill V3. Bank; argued by J. D. Bel lamy for plaintiff, and Junius Davis for defendant. The court filed opinions as follows: Norris vs. Stewart, from Harnett; no error. Bullock vs. Railroad, from Edge combe; affirmed. In re Smith, from Wake; no error. State vs. Powell, from Halifax: judg ment arrested. Smith vs. Forte, from Wayne; error. Ellison vs. Sexton, from" WTake; er ror. Wyrick vs. Cable, from Guilford; no error. State vs. Roberts, from Durham; er ror. Avent vs. Arrington, from Nash ; af firmed. Britt vs. Harrell, from Hertford; no error. Reavis vs. Orrenshaw, from Vance; error. Allen vs. Railroad, from Johnston; petition dismissed. Ray vs. Stewart, from Harnett; no er ror. Coleman vs. Fuller, from Johnston; reversed. Tho Seventh district cases will be called on next Monday as follows: Stato vs. Jacobs; Worthy vs. Brady; Bain vs. Bain; McGill vs. Buio; Worth vs. Gil liam; Allred vs. Burns; Gore vs. Lewis; Freeman vs. Person; McNeill vs.nodges; Robinson vs. Hodges; McLaurin vh, McLaurin; Faulk vs. Th " Lachin vs. Stewart; Gorf McLean vs. Smith; B Seawell vs. Railr- " Taylor -vs. IVi BUSI."5Iods; Williams vs. Walker; Everett vs. Wil liamson: Guthrie vs. Bacon; Robert vs. Lewald; Hagins vs. Railroad; Town of Wadesboro vs. Atkinson. WAKE FOREST COLLEGE. Election of Class Officers-. -Y. M. C. A. Delegation. Cor. of the State Chi:o:;icle.J The senior class of 1800 held its elec tion for class-day officers on Saturday, March 8th, with tho following result: Class President, G. W. Ward, of Per quimans county; Class Orator, John E. White, of Apex, N. C. : Class Prophet, John B. Spillman, Weldon, N. C; Class Historian, J. O. Atkinson, Ral eigh, N. C; Class Toet, Carlo L. Felt, Emporium, Pa. The exercises will bo held in Memo rial hall on Monday night of Com mencement week. Wake Forest will have sixteen repre sentatives at the Y. M. C. A. Conven tion, to be held at Goldsboro. THE ODD-FELLOWS. The Grand Sire ol The Sovereign Grand Lodge Coming to Raleigh A Rig Reception to be Given Him By The City Lodges. Gen. John C. Underwood, Grand Sire of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, will make au official visit to the Order in this city on next Friday, March 14th. At a joint meeting of Manteo and Seaton Gales Lodges last evening, it was determined to have a public address by the Grand Sire at Metropolitan ball at 8 o'clock, and a reception at the Yar borough Housi from 9:30 to 11:30 p. m. The Order will give its distinguished guest a cordial welcome to the capital city of North Carolina. The following gentlemen were appoint ed a committee of arrangements, viz: Joseph G Brown, G. h. Leach and W. Wooilcott from Seaton Gales Lodge, and C. M. Busbee, C. B. Edwards and Geo. II. Glass from Manteo Lodge. The details will be published hereafter. The committee determined to extend in vitations to the officers of the State gov ernment, members of the Supreme Court, the mayor and the city editorial frater nity. Invitations will alsobj sent lo all tbe lodges in the State. It is expected that many visiting brethren will attend from other lodges. Agricultural Department Note. Secretary Bruner, of tho Department of Agriculture, reports that the fertilizer matter is getting straight, and that there is but little irregularitv in the htute. I What there is, is more the result of neg ligence than of mteut on the part of the fertilizer compauies. Tho work of collecting information for the March crop report La3 begun. Question cards were being sent out all over the State vesterdav. Weather ForecaU. For Virginia and North Carolina, rain; warmer on Tuesday and Wednes day; southerly winds. Raleigh yesterday: Maximum tem perature 54; minimum temperature 25; rainfall 0.02 inches. Local forecast for Raleigh and vicinity to day: Warm er weather with with light rain, follow ed by fair in afternoon. i S