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THE ANARCHISTIC SPD2IT.
Two things were demonstrated by
the Debs strike, both of which will
have a salutary effect in preventing
such affair's in the future. One is
that strikes, which imperil the pros
perity and the peace of the country,
will meet with the stern condemna
tion the people, and the other is
that there is power enough in the
Government, under the law without
straining ir, to cope with and sup
press such unlawful combinations of
men, however large they may be. The
mob is! brutal and desperate, but flies
from the presence of constituted au
thority when that authority is reso
lute and bears arms in its hands.
Itis perhaps, well that Mr. Debs
played his game as rashly as he did,
that he undertook to obstruct the
mails jand tie up inter-State com
merce,' for that brought the United
States, backed by the moral senti
ment of the law and order people
everywhere, to the scene of dis
turbance, and invoked the only
power that the law defiers feaied.
Had the suppression of this formi
dable strike with its attendant evils
been left to the hesitating, timorous
city and State authorities, the proba
bilities are that not only the city of
Chicago but other cities would now
be practically in the hands of mobs,
and the great systems of railroad
both west and east of Chicago would
be effectually tied up. It was the
decisive action of President Cleve
land that cut the Gordian knot,
turned the tied-up roads loose, and
set their wheels in motion again,
when the strikers were defying the
police, and the militia who . were
called in to support them.
There is another thing which has
been demonstrated by the strike,
and the recognition and encourage
ment it has received from some. of
the leaders of other labor organiza
tions, and that is the abuse that is
made of these organizations by the
men who have been chosen to pre
side over them and to sit in the
capacity of counsellors. The basic
idea in all these organizations is
. good, and when conducted on that
idea these organizations are good
and deserving of support. Working
together, in unity, wisely, conserva
tively and within the law, these
organizations exert a moral influ
ence for "the workman that he
would be a long time in secur
ing, if ever, while working sin
gly. They have had their influ
ence not only on employers but also
on Legislatures, State and national,
ana there is little doubt that thev
have done much to better the con
dition of the laborer in this country
But they have done this by keeping
. within the law, by reasonable agita
tion and bv reasonable demands 'fiot
by lawlessness and the destruction of
Property, and by ignoring the rights
outhers. They have never resorted
to that that they didn't fail and lose
more than they gained.
In late years a change seems to
nave come over some of the labor
organizations, and a change in their
wanocis, of a most radical type.
Thai. U- t . . J
.,,ca, "dVC oecome rash, aggres
sive and revolutionary, apparently
assuming that there is an irrepres
sible conflict between capital and
' j mis cecausethey have ad
" 'ilea so much of the Anarchistic
element to their ranks.
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tnemselves to be dominated so much
y that element. Debs may not be
an avowed Anarchist, but it is
3 tAt1 1 r . .
f , . KIwn tact mat some
Ul nis council were in frequent
v-u.cicuce witn Anarchist lead
at tne headquarters of the
Anarchists . in Chicago when the
i pi tne devilment was going on
"uwever anxious Debs and his ad-
may nave been to keen the
Anarchistsin the background for fear
oi the pffVrt tv.;. ...
-An?1 have on Public, the
whiip not 80 anions, for
22? ?uC t,n? was wildest, and
MiJL. L.res,aent nad orderde
Z.:a the7 held a pub.
haranmV S the most dehant
d"ne fnT 0Tsed the violence
uone and advicpH
if t wT" That mean. of course,
wcre men enough to fnllnw
whlchH' carnage in
7 ",ugesi would
win. It so
althouXr llSwere enough,
was there, and
wasoi mem had too
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measure strenoih u. US.
tx 1 1 rfrn r Kt.ii.i.. a.
spnt r wtm iuc soiuiers
cnt to confront them.
Butwh r - 1 --"i"6 " - W11.U cuwu i rccted in the advertisement oi tne
different, m,ght. be asked s the aging the boldness of the mobs In American Encyclopaedic Dictionary else
crence between tho a I ,, . .. ... I : F
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arcbist who seeks to accomplish his
purpose with the dagger arid the
bomb, and the man who fires build
ings, wrecks and burns railroad cars
aqd switch houses, and rocks and
fires into trains loaded with passen
gers? We fail to see where the dif
ference is and we do not think any
one else can. That is precisely what
Debs invited and what his followers
and sympathizers did. All the An
archists in Europe jn all their bomb
throwing never did a tithe of the
havoc that these Chicago Anarchists
wrought in the few days they over
rode the municipal authorities of that
city. If these labor organizations
would not forfeit the respect and sub
ject themselves to the condemnation
of all law-abiding people they will
weed out that Anarchistic element,
and fight their battles, if they have
any to fight, within the law.
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scription to the Weekly Star re
cently ? If so, is it correct f If cor
rect, why not pay it ? Is there a man
on earth who can print a newspaper
for nothing and pay the postage be
sides ? Can a farmer give away his
corn, and cotton, and. wheat, and
chickens, and eggs, and keep out of
the poor-house? If so, let us have
the recipe. It will be valuable to us
The proposition submitted jby
Debs and his associates to the asso
ciation of railway managers, Friday,
to get in line, as they said, with the
President's suggestion, when speak
ing of the appointment of a commis
sion to investigate the trouble, came
too late, for its acceptance would
have necessitated the discharge of
every man employed to take the
place of the strikers, and the taking
back ot every striker, no matter how
offensive he might have made him
self. This proposition, on the ac
ceptance of which the strike was to
be .declared off, came after the strike
had, practically, declared itself off,
and the roads were getting in pretty
good shape, with all the men they
wanted, and plenty of the strikers
willing and ready to return to work
if needed. This action will proba
bly intensify the bitterness of the
men who went out on the order of
Debs, but when they went out they
severed their connection with the
roads by which they were employed
and destroyed any claims they might
have had for preference or for coq
sideration. They took their chances
and ought to abide by the result as
good naturedly as they can under the.
circumstances. If they have cause
for complaint, it is not against the
railway managers for refusing to ac
cept Debs' dictum to take them back,
but against Debs for ordering them
out without sufficient cause.
The first striker convicted under
the law since the Debs strike began
was F. W. Phelan who was sentenced
by Judge Taft, of the Federal Court
in Cincinnati, Friday, to six months
imprisonment for contempt of court
by inciting men to quit work on a
road which was in the hands of a U.
S. receiver. In passing sentence the
judge was careful to draw the dis
tinction between a strike and a boy
cott, holding that the laborer had a
right to strike individually or collect
ively, but that when he resorted to
the boycott he became a conspirator,
and. was amenable to the law. The
result of the action already taken by
the courts, by the President and State
authorities, and the .construction of
the law by Judge Grosscup, in Chi
cago, in his charge to the grand jury,
and by Judge Taft, in Cincinnati, in
sentencing Phelan, will go far to
clear up the mist and define how far
a striker may go without becoming a
criminal. It is well that this has
been clearly denned and in such a
way that the simplest-can understand
it, for there has been a great deal of
misapprehension in it among the
labor organizations, who seemed to
think the right to strike and the right
to boycott one and the same. ,
The reputation that Governor Alt-
geld, of Illinois, has -achieved as the
friend of the Anarchist was illustrat
ed by the remark 'of Prendergast,
just before he was hanged, when all
other hope of escaping death
having failed, he remarked: "We
may yet hear from the Governor.
Governor Altgeld was his reliance
and he counted on him to the last,
The only reason he counted on him
was because Altgeld had thrown him
self and his authority between the
law and a number of convicted An
archists. and turned them loose out
of the penitentiary to which they had
been sentenced, and his utterances
since, - which seemsd to put
him in sympathy with that element
of the population. Prendergast was
not an Anarchist; .if he had been he
might have stood a better chance for
executive consideration and clem
ency; but whether or not, Governor
Altgeld's course has led the lawless
element of Illinois to believe (hat he
would lend them a sympathetic ear
when their crimes brought them into
the clutches of the law. And there
is not much doubt, either, that this
feeling had much to do with encour-
1 xuiuois ana teaaing tnem to tne ex -
tremes they went in defying the law
and destroying property.
The Territory of Utah which has
just been admitted, is quite respec
table as to territory, and much
more respectable as to population
than the Territories taken in pre
viously by j the Republican Con
gresses. It contains 84,970 square
miles, over one and a-half times as
large as North Carolina, nearly twice
as large as the State of New York',
and 16,000 miles larger than all of
the Mew England States combined. It
had in 1890 a population of 207,905,
three fourths of whom were native
born, a population greater than that
of Nevada,1 Idaho and Wyoming
combined. 1 The Democratic and
Republican parties are pretty
evenly balanced, so that the
status ; of the, new State
politically cannot be . positively
fixed, although the present represen
tative in ; Congress is a Democrat.
Its inclination, however, is towards
the Democratic party on account of
the drastic legislation by the. Repub
lican Congresses against the Mor
mon church.1 With reasonably good
management the Democrats ought to
be able to hold the State. The ad
mission of Utah will be shortly fol
lowed by the admission of Arizona
and New Mexico, and this will leave
only Oklahoma, which will not be
apt to cornel in for some time, and
this will wind up the State making
business for the present.
For the year ending June 30, 1893,
there were 299 passengers killed on
the railroads of the country and 3,
229 injured, or one killed to every
1,985,153 carried, and one injured to
every 183,822 -carried, which isn't
such a bad showing, although not as
good as in most European countries,
where more care is taken to protect
life. The empldyes, however, didn't
fare so well for the proportion of
these killed ' was one to every 320
men employed, and of injured one to
-every 28 employed. The proportion
ot trainmen was one killed .to every
115 employed and one injured to
every 10 employed.
Senator Gallinger, ot New Hamp
shire, said the reason why he objected
to the immediate consideration of
Senator Daniel's resolution endors
ing, the action taken by the President
in bringing Debs to taw, was because
ne naa a a ay or two Dei ore reaa an
article in the New York Sun which
charged Mr. Cleveland with being a
socialist. The Sun is a very danger
ous paper for a weak-minded man
like Senator Gallinger to read.
A Chicago dispatch says that Lord
Randolph Churchill, the late Tory
leader in the British Parliament, who
married Jennie Jerome, one of the
belles of New York, is now in that
city undergoing a course of treat
ment for the morphine habit. His
wife is with him.
George Gould says the Britannia
is a better boat than the Vigilant
and the captain of the Britannia says
the Vigilant is a better boat than
the Britannia, so honors are easy;
but the Vigilr.nt was knocked out all
the same because she couldn t turn a
short curve as quickly as the Brit.
Since he failed to get the nomina
tion for Congress in that New York
York district, Judge Tourgee has an
nounced that he has kicked out of
the Republican party forever and
ever. The Republican party is in
The island of Manhattan which
was originally purchased from the
red gentlemen who owned it for $28
is now assessed at $1,613,057,735
but they didn't have the same kind
of real estate1 assessors then that
they have how.
If the police captains of New
York can clamp from $50,000 to
10,000 a year, as it is said they can,
they have a soft thing. That's more
than the average editor can make in
two years. "
Santo, the . assassin of President
Carnot, is begging tor his life, and
says he doesn't want to die. A fel
low who is booked for the destina
tion he is after bis head is lopped off
shouldn't hanker to die.
According to a new directory of
the city of New York there are now
in that burg 1,937,065 inhabitants.
This is packing them pretty close on
What Doea It Mean f
How many times a year do the best
educated people ask that Question of
each other. The making of new articles,
the invention of new labor-saving de
vices, and the Yankee's well-known pen
chant for inventing words to graphically.
describe these things, have made a dic
tionary almost an absolute necessity,
both in the household and in the office.
An old one won't do. You must be up
to date, and yet the putting of one's
hand in his pocket to buy an expensive
book in these days gives most of us. a few
moments' reflection. But you can have
the latest dictionary, by reading the ad
vertisement in another column and send
ing your coupons, to The Star, as di
rected in the advertisement of the
1 wnere in mis issue.
WILMINGTON, N. C, FRIDAY,. JULY 20, 1894.
HOW THEY ARE BUILT ON THE 1N-
' STALMENT PLAN.
tima tea of Cost; and Working . Capital
Bquired The Business Cannot - Ba
. Overdone in the 8outh Btgarea Which.
: Bhow that Cotton Mills Pay Ha Dd some
Profita. j. ' , .-:
The Star intends to keen the ques
tion of cotton mills as prominently as
possible before the x people of North
Carolina, but with the more direct pur
pose of awakening an interest in the
subject among the people of Wilming
ton, : .
The annexed letter from Mr. James A.
Mulvey,' oi Portsmouth, Va., recently
appeared in the Manufacturer's Record,
and it is so full of sound, practical sense
that we give it in! its entirety :
A glance at the cities and towns in
which cotton mills were built in North
Carolina in 1893 shows they are places.
with one exception, ot less than 8,000 in
habitants. As oily four of" these mills
are run by water power, and the other
ten by steam, is it not well for the people
o( other States to investigate this indus
trial movement and see if they will not
be able to follow the example set by our
North Carolina j friends? I think they
will be surprised to find how easy it is to
build a cotton mill in every city and
town that is located on a railroad. The
North Carolina j movement has been
founded on co-operation. A .company
is organized composed of a president,
board of directors, secretary and treas
urer. The subscription list is opened
and payments on the stock are gener
ally made at 50 cents per week per
share. This enables every man, whether
mechanic or capitalist, to take as many
shares of stock as desired; and the pay
ments are so easy that where it would be
impossible to pay $50 or $100 down, the
payment of 50 j cents per week is not
felt, and the accumulations run up un
til the subscriber becomes the possessor
of stock on which he can secure divi
dends if the mill has been properly man
These mills are what are termed yarn
mills, and convert the raw cotton costing
8 or 9 cents per; pound, into yarns or
warps, varying in value from 14 to 40
cents per pound.. This product is
shipped to Eastern cities, where it is
readily disposed of. formerly, the
coarser grades of yarns were made in the
Southern btates, but dunngthe past five
years great advancement has been made
and many of the j mills are weaving the
yarns into print cloths, sheeting, etc.
1 be cost ot a o.OOO-spindle mill cap
able of producing from No. Ss to No. 80s
yarn will be found about as follows :
The cost of building would vary ac
cording, to material used, the location
and conditions. A plain brick mill with
tower would cost anywhere from 45 to
70 cents per square foot of space. This
is much lower than can be attained in
New England on account of cheaper
lumber, brick and labor. Ninety cents
is as low as usually attained by North
ern mills. Below will be found a state
ment which will give the cost of a com
Land tor mill site .$2,000
Mill building ; 14.000
Houses for operatives 4,000
Machinery complete .60,000
The above figures represent a fair av
erage cost of a Southern yarn mill of the
capacity mentioned equipped with all
the modern improvements. Of course
for mills of a much greater capacity a
proportionate reduction would be made
in the cost.
The free working capacity for such a
mill ought to be from $15,000 to $20,000
to operate to the best advantage, al
though in the South, owing to the ability
of the mills to buy cotton at any and all
times they are enabled to manage their
mills on a smaller capital than is con
sidered advisable with the same size
plants in the North.
The question now arises can such a
mill be made to pay, and is the cotton
manufacturing business being overdone?
When we consider that in the city of
Manchester, England, alone, there are
more spindles employed in the manu
facture of cotton goods than in the entire
United States, and when it is under
stood that in one Fall River (Mass.)
mill built last year there were placed
more spindles than are contained in the
fourteen mills erected in North Carolina
in 1893, it will be seen that twenty-five
mills with from 5,000 to 20,000 spindles
could be erected in the different cities
and towns of Virginia, and they would
not supply more than the output of some
of the Fall River companies. The fact
is, that cotton manufacturing in the
United States is in its infancy, and every
day it becomes more apparent that cot
ton manufacturing is gradually drifting
nearer the base ot supply.
Do cotton mills pay r
There is invested in the Fall River
mills $17,880,000. The dividends in
these mills are declared quarterly, and
for the quarter ending October 1. 1893,
the average dividend paid was l.au per
cent, or $339,950 was paid out. and this
too, in the face of a very serious depres
sion that had existed for the previous six
or eight months. Let us take, for exam
ple.the Border City Manufacturing Com
pany of Fall River, Mass. The figures
submitted by the treasurer at the annual
meeting showed that the earnings for
the year amounted to $240,320 on a cap
ital of 81.000,000. After paying all ex
penses the stockholders received $150,'
000 in dividends, or 15 per cent., and
$41,000 was charged off for depreciation.
The Southern mills are doing equally
as well where property managed, and
almost without exception have been suc
cesses, the mills in many cases having
paid dividends before the capital stock
was paid up.
Every city in Virginia having railroad
facilities should have its cotton or other
mill built on a co-operative plan of this
kind. Whatever advantage North Caro
lina may have because of proximity to
the cotton crop is more than offset by
the cheapness with which coal is placed
at our doors.
The mills afford employment to the
people, and leave the difference between
the cost of the raw material and the
manufactured product in the community.
This co-operative plan can be used to
advantage in nearly every village of the
bouth. as every community has certain
resources which can be developed by
capital accumulated in this way, and
thus add much to the prosperity of the
The business men of Portsmouth have
adopted this plan, and are erecting a
building to cost $23,000. They secured
eight acres of land, which has more than
doubled in value because of the building
of the mill, and negotiations arepend
ing with a Northern firm that wishes to
erect a mill equally as large to use the
yarns lor knitting purposes.
That splendid work. "Famous
Paintings of the World," is now com
plete, and orders for the entire twenty
Portfolios will now be filled. One cou
pon and $2.40 will now get the complete
TTTTt N HW RWrVDT P.TTT '
The A. C. It. Extension in South. Carolina.
The Coast Line extension from Rem-
ini to Denmark was inspected Wednes
day by the Railroad Commissioner. !A
special train was run j and those who
made the inspection were General Man
ager Kenly. Auditor W.f A.:"Riacb, Rail-
road Commissioner Thomas, Secretary
Bartlett, Assistant Engineer Britt and J.
M. Knight, editor of the Sumter Herald.
From Remini to Denmark is 44 U miles.
The road is laid throughout with 70
pound steel rails. There are three steel
bridges. One across the Santee has
three spans and those across the North
and South Edisto one span each. The
road runs through Sumter, Orangeburg
ana tsarnweil couuties. connection is
made at Orangeburg for Charleston and
Augusta and at Denmark for Columbia.
Augusta. Savannah and Florida. The
road passes through a fine cotton coun
try and will do a good local business and
the passenger traffic will be excellent.
The Railroad Commission pronounces h
in a nrst rate condition.
CAPITALISTS LOOKING SOUTH.
The western Troubles May Bring Capital
I . South. . j
Mr. Baldwin, the third Vice President
of the new Southern Railway, said at
Richmond a day or. two ago that there
was no doubt that capitalists were look
ing to the South, and that this section is
on the eve of great industrial activity. He
asserted that the South is a place of
peace and safety as compared with the
West, and pointed to the present condi
tion ot affairs in. that section, and the
Coxey movement,' as proofs. The com
parative conditions of the sections are
bound to have their influence with capi
talists, who must see that investments at
the South are safe, while those at the
West are not. Mr. Baldwin is connected
with a company that can do a very great
deal toward building up the South, and
it is evident that he means to do what he
can. The comparison he makes is legit
imate, i j
Sudden Death In StateavOle of W. H.
Jft&lone, of Ashevllle.
A special to the Charlotte Observer
from Statesyille, July 11th, says : - Major
W. H. Malone, of Asheville. died sud
denly here at 11 o'clock to-night. He
arrived at btatesville at 7 o'clock this
evening, having some professional busi
ness at the court house. After tea he
visited some friends and remained until
about 11 o'clock. On leaving he reached
the front door, turned back, entered the
parlor, trying to reach the sofa, but fell
on the floor and died without speaking.
"What is the WordP"
There are few things more annoying
than to be at a loss for a word. To the
writer, whether young or old, to the
student or the professional man, it fre
quently happens that the right word to
express an idea will not come, but if he
has at hand the American Encyclopaedic
Dictionary he's all right. It not only
tells you how to spell it, but what it
means; and you not only learn to spell
correctly, but to know the true meaning
ot words and their value in a sentence.
You should have it for yourself, and you
need It for your children, and The Star
will supply you with it on the nominal
terms set forth in to-day's paper. Seven
teen Parts of this great work now ready.
We Expected It.
Mr. W. S. McNair, of Maxton, is an
other "figger man who sends a correct
solution ot the 34-puzzel, arranging the
figures so that they will add up 36 in
eighteen different directions. But, then,
the diagram is so much like a checker
board that it was expected Walter would
work the thing out. He beats Czar Reed
one point, too, by arranging the figures
so that he gets 34 eighteen times, while
the redoubtable ex-Speaker could only
'count a quorum" seventeen times when
he worked the puzzle.
Third Party Gathering; at Elizabethtown
Marlon Butler ft Great Disappointment.
Elizabethtown, N. C, July 13.
The Third party gave a dinner here yes
terday.. Mr. Marion Butler spoke for
three hours. There were present all told
men, ladies and boys not exceeding
250. The most of whom were attracted
by the dinner. I say this advisedly for
Butler and Kitchen were both announced
to speak here the 4th of July when the
Populists held their Convention.and only
77 including curious Democrats were
present then. So the dinner was the
big item on yesterday.
cutler was looking badly and made a
disappointing speech. Several of his
political friends didn't hesitate to say
that he was a smaller man than they ex
pected to see.
One gentleman sized up cutlers
speech when he said that the speech re
minded him of a doctor who was called
to see a patient. After a careiul exami
nation he pronounced the man very
sick, giving all the symptoms, and then
left without prescribing a remedy.
The fops were rather blue over the
turn-out and the want of interest mani
fested, and were very fruitful in excuses
why the crowd was not here. X.
Abundant Supplies of Vegetables, Xish and
Front street market was crowded yes
terday with carts from truck farms near
the city. Vegetables were in large sup
ply. Cantaloupes were plentiful, but the
supply of watermelons was not sufficient
to meet the demand. Cabbage was
abundant at 5 to 10c per head; squashes.
5c per dozen; green corn, 10 to 15c per
dozen; cucumbers, 3 to 5c per
dozen; tomatoes, 80c . per peck; Lima
beans,! 0c per quart; beets, 5c per bunch;
onions, 5c; new potatoes, 30c per peck;
okra, 5c per quart; egg-plant, 10c each;
field peas, 8c per quart.-
Cantaloupes sold at 3 to 10c; water
melons, 5 to 25c; apples, 5c per quart;
grapes, 75c per basket; blackberries, 10c
per quart; huckleberries, 10c,
In the fish market, there were channel
crabs at tie apiece; mullets and red
mouths, 10c per string; sheephead, 15c;
sand perch, 5 to 10c; flounders, 10 to 20c;
trout, 10 to 15c; sturgeon, 5c per pound.
I Fowls were in full supply. Grown
chickens sold at 25 to 80c apiece; Spring
chickens, 10 to 15c
UNION COUNTY SNAKES I
. New Variety Have No Heap
Can't Be KiUed-Tarleton "Hi
The Tarletons "had 'em" sure af the
following from the Charlotte Neips re
ports their experience correctly :
Mr. Bartlett Tarleton is one if the
most respectable and responsible men of
the Gibraltar neighborhood" of Union
county. He is a man of truth, aid his
neighbors say his word is his bondjin al
things. His wife is the same kin! of a
woman that he is a man and she verifies
every word he says. j
Last Friday evening Mrs. Tarleton
noticed two or three large snakes f near
the house and called her husband po s-e
them-and kill them. When he airived
they went to the reptiles and foun. in
stead of two or three, about twenty five
of them. They were black and in Shane
nearly like a buggy whip, but had no
heads atlall. so far as Mr. Tarleu h was
able to see. - When they came in contact
with a suck or weed they simply gjaned
in the middle, went around it on both
sides and then went together and again
assumed their natural shape. Tiin Mr.
Tarleton tried to kill some of them, and
beat them into the ground, but ink very
short time they would rise out anbe as
sound as ever. He tried to kill them
repeatedly, but always met wilh the
same luck. i !
Mr. Tarleton was a little excised and
went to tell one of his neighbor of it.
wnen ne and nis tnend returned the
Strange reptiles had disappeared and
could not be found. They have Hooked
for them often since but have not found
them. Mr. Tarleton says it is; one of
the strangest experiences in his pile and
he would like for some One to explain it.
The Fayotteville " Independenta.'f
The Fayetteville Observer sayf :
The Independent Company Have de
cided to spend their 101st annitfersay at
the seashore. They will run an excursion
on the 23rd of August next. The rates
will be low. At the meeting on: Monday
night the proposition was made and
agreed to readily. 1
A committee consisting of Capt. B. R.
Huske. Sergt. John C. Culbreth, Pri
vates Geo. A. Burns. J. A. Worth, Jr.,
and W. H. Russell were appointed to
make necessary arrangements. The com
mittee will do all in their power to make
it a success. ' j
They hope to make it a pUasant day
for all their friends who join them.
Special care will be taken that the
ladies who go will have everjy comfort
and attention possible. Good order will
be maintained. j
N. C RIVERS AND HARI lORS-
Lugo-Increase in the Appropriation Re
The following gives in detail what was
briefly mentioned in the telegraphic de
partment of the Star yesterday:
The Senate Commerce Committee, of
which General Ransom ia chairman,
completed to-day consideration of the
River and Harbor bill appropriation for
North Carolina. Increases in the
amount for the State were made aggre
gating $231,000, and the total appropria
tions for North Carolina rivers and har
bors amount to $334,500. Several new
items were added, including the follow
Roanoke river, $50,000.
Trent river, $5,000.
Lockwood's Folly river, $3.0,000.
The sum of 5.000 is aDDfooriated for
surveying the Dismal Swamp and the
connecting water-ways. There was no
such provision in the House bill. .
increased amounts over the sums
voted by the House were given by the
senate committee tor the following pro
jects in North Carolina, j
famlico and Tar rivers, &8.500.
Nortneastern Dape Fear river, $2,500.
Cape Fear river above Wilmington,
Cape Fear river below Wilmington,
$120,000, and the work has also been
put under continued contract for this
Contentnea creek, flU.OUfJ.
Neuse river, $10,000.
It will be observed that Ithe new ap
propriations and the increases for North
Carolina are very liberal.
DemocratioJConventlon Delegates Elected
to the State Congressioni;and Judicial
Conventions A Besolujtion' Favoring
Primary; Elections for P. 8. Senator
Special Star Correspondence
Fayetteville, n1 C July.12.
A convention of the Democrats of
Cumberland county was (held here to
day to elect delegates toj the Congres
sional Convention which meets in Dunn
N. C. on the 19th inst., to the Judicial
Conventioa which meetsjin Fayetteville
August 1st, and to the State Convention
to meet in Raleigh on August 8.
B. T. Mctiryde, of Carver s Creek, was
elected permanent chairman, and H. I.
McDufne, of Cross Creek township, per
Considerable discussion was provoked
by the introduction of the following
Resolved, That the delegates from this
convention to the State .Convention be
instructed to cast their votes and use
their influence for the adoption of a
resolution favoring a primary election
for U. S. Senator, saidlprimary election
to be held at the time of the general
election in November.
On a motion to lay the resolution on
the table, a vote by townships resulted
in the tabling ot the resolution, by a
The delegates to te different Con
ventions, Congressional, Judicial . and
State, are favorable to the nomination of
Messrs. John F. Shaw.jlor Congress, H.
L. Cook, for Solicitor; and Associate
Justice James C McRae for Supreme
Court, although uninstructed.
Yours, truly. H. H.YE.
Weldon. N. C, July 12. Capt. J. T.
Alderman, of your city, and Capt. Thos.
H. Chovasse, of We
don, two of the
most polite and gentlemanly Conduc
tors of the S. A. Line! are running the
Atlanta Special between this point and
Monroe, N. C Capt. Alderman has
during his short acquaintance among onr
people made a most favorable impres
sion and we hope he will remain with us.
The Kev. C L Hoffman, ot Tarboro.
preached here Tuesday' night in Grace
Episcopal Church, he! is a fine preacher
and a most excellent gentleman,
A large number of excursionists
from Bennettsville, Hope Mills and
other places on the line of the C F. &
V. R. R spent yesterday in the city
and at the seaside, and left on their
return home shortly after nightfall.
GOOD FOR wnanHGTOii.
A IConUnaing Appropriation of $1,500,-
000 for the Cape Fear Blyer-$35,0O0
for a Quarantine Station, j
The following telegram from one of
I . . -
the North Carolina Representatives was
received here! yesterday: I I
j Washington July 13.
The River and Harbor bill has passed
the Senate. Senator Ransom increased
, i - i-
the appropriation for the lower Cape
Fear from $80,000 to - $200,000, and
made, the appropriation a continuing one
until the improvement is complete, and
authorizing the expenditure of $1,500,
000 upon this improvement. The ap
proptiation for the upper Cape Fear is
increased from $12.000 to $20,000; North
east river. $5,000. He secured an appro
priation of $35,000 for a quarantine sta
tion in Cape Far.
THE S. C. CAMPAIGN.
Speaking at Charleston Yesterday About
. Six Thousand People Present.
Br Telegraph to the Morning Stat. .
Charleston, S.I C, July 12. The
campaign circus reached Charleston
Wednesday night, and after a day spent
in recuperating and toning up in and
about the city, rang up the curtain at 7
this evening on the City Hall steps, be
fore six thousand j people, of which
perhaps, ten per tent, was colored.
County Chairman Jj N. Kiloch presided,
and introduced the speakers. Governor
unman was not kindly received, and
had to fight hard to get in a word. He
was, as usual, tough and abusive, and
called Charleston as many bad names as
were burled at him.
Gen. Butler was given a hearing, but
was sometimes interrupted. 1 be crowd
was noisy, generally, and when John
Garv Evans was introduced attempted
to howl him down. He made.some very
unpalatable remarks, and was hissed
Mr. Tindall made a sensible and brief
speech, complimentary to Charleston
mostly. J ohn Gary Evans took occasion
to insult the Fourth Brigade, and was
hissed for his pains.
TWO BROTHERS HANGED
For the Murder of a Jewish Peddler in
Franklin County, N. C, in June,
By Telegraph to the Horning Star.
Raleigh,! N. C. July 13. Two
brothers Tom and Calvin Coley-
white men. aged 27 and 22. were hanged
to-day at Louisburg, the execution be
ing private, f The rope used to bang
Calvin had been used on seven prior
occasions in different counties of this
State during the last ten years. The
condemned men were unable to read
or write, bad never been to school
nor inside of any - church. They re
fused to make any statement, but
indicated that they had not intended to
commit murder. Two ministers visited
them often in jail, and they expressed a
hope of being forgiven for their sins.
in June, 1892, these men and Charles
Tucker, a Jewish peddler, met at the
house of two negro women in Franklin
county, N. C, and all drank. Calvin
Coley incited his brother and they
killed Tucker with an axe, and carried
his body into a neighboring thicket and
covered it with brush. Finding in his
pack $169, they all went to Norfolk.
A year afterwards the crime was discov
ered, the entire party was arrested, and
the women turned State's evidence and
the men were convicted.
An immense crowd gathered around
the jail to-nay to see the execution.
which, however, was strictly private.
The men met their fate without emotion.
The neck of Tom was broken by the
fall; Calvin died in eighteen minutes of
FOR THE HOUSEKEEPER.
Cream a cup of butter, add two cups
of pulverized sugar, then add two cups
of water and four cups of flour, with
ginger to taste, stirring in the water and
flour gradually and alternately. Spread
the mixture as thin as possible on a
greased baking sheet or pan, and bake
in moderate oven. As soon as done cut
quickly and while hot into squares or
how to peel tomatoes.
Nearly all cook-books say: "Pour boil
ing water over ripe tomatoes, then skin
them," and at least ninety in every hun
dred persons attempt to skin them in
this manner, and, consequently do it
very imperfectly. This is the proper way
to peel tomatoes: Cover them witn bon
ing water half a minute, then lay them in
cold water until perfectly cold, and the
skin can be peeled off without difficulty,
leaving the tomatoes unbroken and firm
as they were before being scalded.
DELICIOUS CREAM PIE.
Beat three eggs very light with an
egg-beater, add to them one cupful and
a hall of powdered sugar and beat with
a spoon until the mixture is creamy.
Add one tablespoonful of lemon juice
and beat three minutes longer. Put two
cupfuls of silted flour into the seive. mix
with it two level teaspoonfuls of baking
powder; add one gill of cold water to the
beaten egg and sugar, then sift in the
flour and baking powder and beat well,
four a little more than halt ot this mix
ture into two deep buttered tin plates.
Pour- the remainder into a small cake
pan. Bake the part in the plates
for twenty minutes and that in the pan
for twenty-five minutes. The two
round plates are for the pies, and the
sheet ot cake may be used in the basket.
It improves if kept a day or two. Split
the round cakes and fill in with the pre
pared cream. To make the cream, put
three gills of milk into the double boiler
and place on the fire. Beat together in
a bowl three tablespoon! uls of flour, two-
thirds of a cup of sugar, one large egg
and half a saltspoonful of salt. When
this is light and smooth stir it into the
boiling milk. Beat well for two minutes,
cover the boiler and cook the cream for
15 minutes, stirring frequently. Flavor
with half a teaspoonful of vanilla or
lemon extract. Cool and use. This
cream is more delicate if one tablespoon
ful of flour be omitted and two eggs be
Bitten by a Batdeadske.
Miss Ida Hatch, sister-in-law of Mr.
Frank Meier, residing on Market near
Fifteenth street, was bitten by a rattle
snake on the left hand yesterday after
noon, while in the back yard of the prem
ises. Dr. W. T. H. Bellamy was imme
diately summoned, and at last accounts
the sufferer was as well as could be ex
pected, and it is thought nothing serious
will result. The snake was killed. It
had one rattle and a button.
LOUISIANA RICE CROP.
A Summary of its Condition and Prospects
j Beoeipta for the Past Tear.
The Louisiana Planter and Su?ar
Manufacturer, fof the 7th oi July, re
ports as to the rice crop:
The rice crop below the cut-off is
very good, but the acreage Is much re
duced from what it was last season.
Much that was planted was cut down by
crayfish. - -
' j " CALCASIEU. " ' -
If our rice sowing does not do well our
rice crop will be a slim one for the season
and will make the hard times still harder
for . the farmers. We are looking for
late rains which will help out the late
rice, but the rice not yet sprouted stands
a poor show. Rice of all ages, ranging
from three feet high down to that which
is just coming up, is to be seen in nearly
every section of the country, and pre
sents a worse appearance in this respect
than any crop for many years. Some
farmers who are provided with pumping
outfits have made good use of them
during the past two weeks, but upon ex
amining the rice it was discovered that
the water bugs were working in the rice
to an alarming extent and it was neces
sary to turn the water off in order to
save the crop.
Tinkering witb the tariff and the dry
weather have checked our leading in
dustry for this season, and perhaps it
may take two or three years to get it
The receipts at New Orleans from
August 1. 1893, to July 6, 1894, com
pared with last year, same time, are as
Sacks rough. Bbls clean.
This year.. 823,798 , 6,144
Last year. . , . . .1,762,202 6.025
WARM Wl RELETS.
The sale of the East Tennessee. Vir
ginia & Georgia Railway to the Southern
Railway Company was confirmed in the
United States Court at Nashville yester
day afternoon by Judge Lurton.
Judge Lurton, of the U. S. Circuit
Court, has confirmed the sale of the
E. T V. & Ga. road to Samuel Spencer
and associates. The new management
will take charge of the property on
Notice has been issued to the em
ployes of the Pennsylvania railroad
shops, at Logansport, Ind., that on next
Monday work would be' resumed on full
time. The men had been working on
half-time for two months, until two
weeks ago, when all work was sus
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