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The weekly star. (Wilmington, N.C.) 1871-1913, March 11, 1904, Page 1, Image 1

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Many of them paid for their lands with the first year's crop, and now Chadbonrn annually ihips hundreds of carloads of straw berries, fruits and truck to the Northern markets, which are reach ed by the long trains of refrigerator cars in less than twenty-four, hours. Speaking of the possibilities and progress of the South, the Home stelcer and Investor says: The ciTil war left the South bank rapt and prostrate In everything per talotng to finance and Industry. No country In modern times was ever more completely stagnant. That was nearly forty yeara ago. To-day the South presents a complete reversal of thoae conditions and offers one of the most promlilng fielda for Investment In the world. The few poorly equipped railroads of that day have been supplanted by great trunk-line, built and equipped on modern lines and doing a tremendous business In developing a rich country, dotted with hundreds of hustling.grow lng commttoiiiea. The staple crop of the section, cotton, has reached a value and extent that could not have been foreseen at the dote of the war and has added hundreds of millions of dol lar to tbe wealth of the country.while Its manufacture baa developed into an immense business, exceeding that of New Eastland, which at tbe close of the war was leader in that Industry.. The South has Invested In cotton mills from $175,000,010 to $300,000,000, from an Investment of $21,000,000 in 1880, us ng in 1903 '.bout 2,000,000 baler, against 1,967,000 balea used in the N'irih. Ten yeara ago the North used 2.190,000 balea and tbe 8outh only 686,000 bales If there waa nothing el-i this would be a remarkable show in Bat there are other Items. Goal and pi; i'Oo, two most Important bases of ln!uitry, furnish equally striking il lu . jiiotiS of the progress and develops-ni or Southern resources. .In 1890 trie Souin produced 397,000 tons of iron, about one-tenth of the en tire product of the country. In 1903 her output was 3 500,000 tons, one fifth of the national production, within 230,000 tons of the product of the en tire country. Tbe increase In tbe South has bsen about hundred per cent. Tbe same ratio of Increase is shown In bituminous coal, while the increase in the rest of the country was Only about one-half that figure. Of the forty-three States and territo ries of the United States showing new mileage (good roads) construction during 1903, twenty-five are credited with the construction of over. 100 miles of road; ten of these were Southern Biaus. Tbe total construction for the year was 5,723.45 miles, of which the Southern States constructed 2,108.98. or 36 per cent. In minor Hems, such as cotton seed Oil and kindred products, are oiher Striking instances of growth. To-day tbe South has about 700 mills devoted to this industry, with a capital of over $50 000.000, compared with forty mills, utlog $3,500,000 capital In 1880. But these are only a few of tbe leading - it ma to the i redlt of the South. New Industries are constantly springing up 44-over the seetlon, Riving employ ment to nutty thousands of people, foxing new communities, with the co quent opportunities for Industrial Id siments In various lines. The rapid development of the South is astonishing to even those oins who are in the midst of what Is really only a beginning of the do- -Telopment of this unrivaled section of the United States. With all the enumerated progress credited to the South in the article of our Chicago contemporary, the South is really only on tbe threshold of her devel opment and prosperity, and offers . . V. v ...... w aumeseexers ana capitalists a field of almost limitless possibilities. l here is moe than the truth in the statemep' that investors will search a long time for a more prom islng section for careful, judicious expenditure than is opened to all lines of Industry in the South and - particularly In esstern North Can ... . . . una. with liberal provisions for schools, fertile lands, unrivaled, cll mate. goodand rapid transportation. and a population with open arms to cordially welcome a good class of people, North Carolina- offers these and tenfold other advantages to those who are seeking the golden opportunities of this life. Russia has not been down in Man churia for her health. In the short time of her "paramount" career she has converted Port Arthur, Harbin and other plaoes into modern cities with many elegant buildings, bank ing institutions, colleges and hum mlng Industries. VOL. XXXV. MORE COMPETITION FOR OTJB TOBACCO GS0WEE8. If there is any advantage in the present tariff protection for the growers of tobacco in North Garb-' Una and other Southern States, the acquirement and assimilation of the Philippines threatens to take it away from them. The above remark is made upon the contingency that Congress will consider with favor the petition which Secretary of War Taft, lately Governor of the Philippines, trans mitted to the House last Wednes day. The petition is from the Tobacco Workers' Guild, a labor organization in Manila, composed of .6,000 mem bers', praying for the admission to the United States of Philippine tobacco free of duty. The present rate of duty, the petition discloses, is almost equivalent to making the exportation of Philippine tobacco to the United States an impossibility, and under the conditions the situa tion of the tobacco growers of the islands has become truly insufferable. , The petition sets forth that under Spanish rule the Filipino operatives in the tobacco factories received nearly twice as much as at present. Then they earned 50 cents a day, while under tho American regime their pay is less than 35 cents a day. At the same time the prices of food and other necessities of life have increased three-fold since American occupation. It appears that the Republican administration is making a mess of things in the Philippines, and. if the reports coming from there are true tbe conditions there may show what the same kind of administra tion does over here where we are better able to stand it. We bought the Philippines for 120,000,000 about five years ago and. our con stant war and administration there has run up the outlay to $600,000, 000, not to mention the loss of val uable American lives, and leaving out the devastation and depopula tion which the Fillipinos have suff ered at our hands. Yet some of us are rather inclined to laugh at the anti-imperialists. ' It is not altogether improbable that the Republicans will give the Philippines free trade in order to male up for the botch work of our government in the islands. Here is a pointer in that direction from the leading Republican paper, the New York Tribune'. Oonviction la growing of the justice of reducing the duties on Importations from the Philippines. It Is not alone matter of justice, but likewise of rood oolicr. for larger trade and great er prosperity in the Philippines from access to the American market will make easier our task of government. The Emperor of Corea is being berated because he doesn't order both Japan and Russia off his terri tory. Critics must remember, how ever, that Hi-Li has several hundred wives and all men of reason know that when he goes down town all his time is taken up. in getting samples, needles and thread and hooks and eyes for his household. Every day is his busy day, when it is taken into' consideration that he has to look out for all those remembrance strings that the family ties around his fingers. The concert of the shad frogs now greets our ears. Soon the aroma of the yellow jessamine will perme ate thelambientair,andthe warmed- up Atlantic .will be tumbling its gladdened surf at the dimpled feet of the Summer girl. The wreck and ruin of nations by grim-vlsaged war in the East may go on, but in a land of beauties and the white- winged dove of peace hovering o'er us, let us rejoice and get our bath suits ready.' Are there any more questions which the investigating committee want to ask Col. Joe Smith, presi dent of the Mormon Church, who has been on the stand three or four days in the Smoot investigation at Washington ? He frankly told the committee that he has five wives and can't spare any of them. He told the committee about many of his domestic relations and appar ently he would go into details if they push him just a. little. The Stab's dispatches yesterday morning tell of a countryman who sold his wife for two selns. He was thus prepared to fish for another wife, but he has been arrested. Probably the purchaser of the wife will charge him with cheating and swindling. A war correspondent writes that Captain Kuhn,- of Leavenworth, Kas., a military attache of the Jap anese army, is the only one that does not "look alike to me." Kuhn is pronounced Coon in Japanese, and there must be something wrong about it, for "All Coons look alike." The Easter htt money will soon come out of the stocking. By the way we see that they are now offer ing fancy hosiery with cuts pockets in the right place. FRIGHTFUL ACCIDENT. Mr. B. H. J. Ahrens Perhaps Fatally Injured as Result of a Fall Yesterday. RESTINQ EASIER AT NIGHT. Plaoged Tea Feet Head Foremost from 01 Chair Id Which He Was Slttlog , Platform, Superintending Car penters' Work Notes. Falling upon his head to the ground from a platform, ten feet high, Mr. B. H. J. Ahrens, one of Wilmington's most highly esteemed citizens and largest real estate owners, was serious ly injured yesterday afternoon about 8:80 o'clock, while superintending a force of carpenters building a 30-foot addition to the rear of the store of G. D. Phares & Co., Nos. 110 and 113 Market street. It was stated by physi cians in attendance upon Mr. Ahrens last night, .that while his injuries are not necessarily fatal, they are quite serious. He has a severe injury on tbe head and it may be possible that he has a slight fracture of the skull. He also has severe Injuries about the upper portion of -his back with other bruises about the body. Drs. Andrew H. Harris, D. W. Bulluck and B. Harllee Bellamy are in constant at tendance upon Mr. Ahrens at his home, 619 Market street, to which he was car ried within half an hour atter the accl dent and, with the services of a trained nursf, the injured man is oeing given every attention, lie is in a semi conscious condition and complains of i his head, shoulders, back and stomach. ! Internal Injuries are feared. Mr. Abrens la perhaps over 60 years of age and for that reason the Injuries are all the more serious. Mr. Ahrens bad been superintend ing the building of the addition to the Phares store for several days and at the time of the accident he was seated In a chair on a platform of an old stair case, overlooking tbe construction. In changing his position one of the legs of the chair went over the edge of tbe platform and he was thrown sideways upon his head, the .distance of ten or more feet. While the ground was of a sand surface, there were some blocks I scattered about and It la probable that Mr. Ahrens struck on one of these. He is a man of between 195 and 200 pounds weight and the fall was a heavy one. He was unconscious for a time, but his son, Mr. Eduard Ahrens, and several physicians were soon by his side and assisted him to a carriage in which to be taken home. A little later .an operation was neces sary to remove a clot of blood from under the scalp, which was caused by the breaking of an artery. An exami nation for a fractured skull was made but the physicians were unable to a' certain last night the extent of the In- jury in that direction. It was stated by the physicians that It would be 48 hours or more before the probable re sult of the injuries would be definitely- known. Mr. Abrens was resting easier last night. Hundreds of friends anx lously inquired bf him last night and as many expressed the earnest hope that the accident would not prove fatal. LOCAL DOTS. Pay your poll tax before May 1st or you cannot vote in the Btate and Presidential elections to be held In November next. Ellen Walker, a half-witted colored woman, living on Nun street, between Sixth and Seventh, fell in the fire at noon yesterday and was serl ously burned. Marion, S. 0., has decided to accept a Carnegie library and con tribute 17.500 annually toward its maintenance in turn for $7,500 to be I expended in the building. There was a report down town yesterday that young Melvln Home, who had his hand amputated Friday morning, was dying at the hospital. Inquiry at the hospital last night elicit ed tbe information that young Home, while suffering greatly at times, was doing very well and was at no time in danger. Miss Nellie jk owler, who was one of the students who lost most of her personal effects in the State Nor mal fire at Greensboro and who is now a student at St. Mary's in Raleigh, has received, through her parents here, the i agreeable Information that a handsome gold watch.a diamond cluster ring and an opal ring belonging to her.had been recovered from the debris In almost perfect condition. The jewelry wll be forwarded to her. The Prophecy of Evil if sis. G. A. H." Richardson, of Newborn who styles himself "Prophet George," writes a postal card to the Stab from WInfall. N. 0., under date of March 4tb. He renews his evil prophecy in the following language: "Please Read this card and Print it in your PaPer of the city that Wilmington n. c. will be Diatrood by fire August 15 1904 Mon day, and James city, n-c. by watter August 1904. ProPhet george. In God we truat" v Albrifbt In Newspsperdom. Friends of the popular "Jack" Al bright, now postmaster at Mount Airy, 1 N. G, will be interested to know that he la one of the publishers of the Semi-Weekly Leader, printed In that enterprising town. It Is a. healthy looking youngster in theBepubllcan journalistic household, though only eight months of age. .WILMINGTON, N. C, FRIDAY, MARCH 11, 1904. FROU CL4RKT0N TO WHITEVIUB. New Ralirosd Surveyed by tbe 6ape Fesr Lorober Bompssy, ol Wilmington. The Whiteville News of this week has the following Interesting story relative to a proposed railroad between Whiteville and Olarkton, to ba owned and operated by. the Cape Fear Lum ber Co.i of Wilmington : "The Cape Fear Lumber Company. of Wilmington, Is arranging to com plete a narrow gauge road from the old Richardson crossing of the W., O. ft A. to Olarkton, According to tbe statement of their agent, P. H. Kor- negay, It will be completed In from four to six weeks, when the rolling stock will be in action. "It will beein lust below the White ville, Lumber Company's plant, run up the White Marsh and connect with the Carolina Central railroad at Clark? ton. Fifteen miles will be the length of the surveyed route. "About fifteen thousand acres of timber-land is owned by the Cape Fear Lumbar Company, through which the road will pass. It consists chiefly of long leaf and short leaf pine. From 20,000,000 to 30,000,000 feet Of timber, it Is expected, will be cut from the property. "About .four miles or the road bed is. laid now and the present company will have no trouble in completing the balance of tbe distance, as it has. all been surveyed before. An addi tional survey is now being made. Shipment of the logs to Wilmington will be over the A. U. I "The road will be used for logging purposes exclusively, but is possible that it is a forerunner for a pasienger road between Whiteville and Clark- ton, which Is badly needed. "Uur town's people should interest themselves in furthering thla end. It would be a stepping stone to the up building of Whiteville; would en hance the value of realty, and should eventually be owned and controlled by our citizens for the town's benefit." TO BUILD A N4TAT0RIUH. Commendable Movemeat loaiinrated by V. M 6. A. Popular Ssbscrlptloss. Under the auspices of the Y. M. O. A. a. movement has been Inaugu rated looking to the establishment of a first-clais natatorlum In this city a swimming pool in reaeh of all and robbed of many of the dangers of the sport when enjoyed in natural pools. The pool will bs added to the present aplendid equipment of the Y. M. O. A. and, according to plans under consid eration, will be 45 feet long and SO feet wide. It will be graduated In depth from 3 to 7 feet The plan of raising the money needed is to secure it in voluntary subscrip tions from any person who feels inter ested in such a thing for the young men and boys of the city. One man has pledged $500. Others are now contemplating gifts of- varying amounts. Work will be started on this as soon as the necessary funds are In band to pay for It Any person who wishes to subscribe to this fund may do so by either pledging a certain amount, payable within 30 or 60 days. or tending cash subscriptions to the General Secretary. MURDERER AT LUMDEBTON. Nefro Who Killed Another la Soatb Csro- tlaa Captured la Robeson. Special Star Correspondence. Lumbebtox, March 4. Last night Deputy 8heriff J. A. Barker brought in Jno. Ratliff, colored, who shot Bud McNeill, colored, Wednesday night, juat across the State line, near Bow land. McNeill died yesterday morning though Ratliff had already escaped Into this State. Deputy Barker located him in a house, and when he ap proached, the negro jumped out of a window and ran, paying no attention to orders to halt. He was brought to terms by a ball from the deputy's pistol. Dr. Pope extracted the ball from his arm on arrival here last night He Is now In jail but Is said to be willing to return to South Carolina without requisition papers. His own evidence seems to make him guilty of wilful murder. AMPUTATED HIS RIQHT HAND. Yoaof Lamp Trimmer, Melvln Horse, Sab nltted to Necesasry Operation "Gangrene having set in, it became necessary yesterday to amputate the right band of young Melvln Home, the electric lamp trimmer who was so severely burned while engaged in his work at Front and Dock streets about ten days ago. It was at first thought the.hand could be saved with the lots of one or two fingers, but the compli cations set in and amputation of the band' became necessary to save the arm. Tbe operation was performed at the James Walker Memorial Hospital yesterday morning by Drs. Joseph Akerman.and T. B. Burbank. Tbe patient, was resting very well last night and the physicians now have every hope of the young man's recov ery. .The hand was taken off about the middle of the forearm. Claims False Arrest. Ex-Alderman George Bell, colored, was served with a warrant yesterday charging him with false pretence in representing himself an agent of some property and collecting rents therefor when not author! ad to do so. The charge was preferred by Mr. J.O.Rellly, of the real estate firm of Dick & Really who claimed that the firm had leases on the property in question, but It sub sequently developed that the leases had expired. The ex-Alderman threatens to sue the protecutor In the case for false arrest The Wrightsville Sound Public School, Miss Pattle D. Home, teacher. oelebrated North Carolina Day with Interesting exercises Friday afternoon HIS REMAINS BROUGHT HOME. Yeast Breach Bravery Met Death fa Flor ida Tknrsdsy Evenlsf - from Mr. Blnclair it waa learned that the accident in which young Mr. Branch lost his life, occurred at Camp bell's atation, twelve miles below Kta- simee, Fla, just after sunset Thurs day. Mr. Branch was conductor of a work train and at the time of the acci dent, he was making a coupling, pre paratory to pulling out of a aids track. In some way he was caught be tween the cars and badly crushed In tbe stomach. However, he was per fectly cool, and despite his great Buf fering he stepped out from between the cart, calmly called his porter and told him to go back In the shanty and prlng him a mattress. Before the ne gro eould return Mr. Branch fell to the ground. He was placed on bis own train in a few minutes and hur ried to Kissimee where medical aid. could be secured. He died within two hours in possession of all his faculties almost up to the minute he died. Men about him said it was the bravest death they had ever seen. The young man knew full well.that tbe end was near; told those about him to have his body embalmed and sent to his father n Wilmington. The young man pass ed away without a tremor. Although he had been on the second division only a short time, young Branch was exceedingly popular. When tbe body paised through Jacksonville Friday the Order of .Railway Conductors laid a bandaome floral design on tbe casket in token of their esteem and ad miration. WEDDED MISS KATE ST ED WAN. Prof. Alfred Palmer, Dlstlafslsbed Maal clao, Claims Qreeaaborq Bride. Special to News & Observer. Greehsbobo, N. CL, March 4. There was great aurprlse here this morning when it was learned that Miss Eate Stedman, of this city, and Prof. Alfred Palmer, organist of the Epis copal church here, had been quietly married by Rev. Ve. Hall, of tbe Episcopal church at Danville, yester day afternoon, and had gone to Kala mazoo, Micb., where Prof. Palmer had juat accepted a $4,000 position in the college there. Miss Stedman was a very beautiful and accomplished woman, the only dauehter of Major and Mrs. Charlea M. Stedman, of Greensboro, and since her residence in Greensboro had won many devoted friends. Prof. Palmer came here from England last Novem ber, and has been the organist and choirmaster of 8fc Barnabas Episcopal church, besides having a large class in vocal and instrumental music. He was a magnificent musician and a moat attractive man. Only last Tueaday he announced that be bad .received such a flattering. offer from the college In Michigan, he felt constrained to accept It, but there was, no hint whatever tnat nis trip there would be a bridal one. It is learned that there was no objection whatever to the marriage, the parties themselves preferring to be married in Danville and without ostentation. Major Stedman. father of the bride. is one of tbe moat prominent candi dates now in the race for Governor of North Carolina, and this fact gives the marriage more than usual Importance. ISi THE SUPREME COURT. Cases Argued Yesterdsy Five Stste Eos vlcts Flee Before Fire of Onards. Special Star Telegram. Raleigh, N. O., March 5. There were arguments in few cues in the Supreme Court to-day. Attorney General vs. Holly Shelter Railroad was argued by George Bountree. J. O. Carr and Jno. D. Bellamy for plaintiff; Iredell Meares and Francis u. Winston lor defendant it is a suit to annul the charter of the road. Morgan vs. Lumber Company, sub mitted under rule 10, by Stevens and A. O. .Davis for plain till; Henry A. Qrady for defendant Tapp ts. Dlb rell, submitted under rule 10; Whit field vs. uordon, continued; Newton vs. Brown, by Jno. D. Bellamy and Bountree ft Carr for plaintiff; Iredell Meares and Francis D. Winston for defendant Two cases go to the foot of the docket for argument at the end of the term. Counsel was allowed to file briefs out of their order in appeals of L. A. Barnes and A. M. Howell against the commissioners of Wilson county, in which the saloon 'keepers of Boyett seek to compel tbe commissioners to grant license! to sell liquor in that town. j Five negro convicts escaped from the convict camp of the Raleigh and Pamlico Sound Railroad to-day. The guards fired three shots as they ran, but none took effect NEW YORK DEM0SRATS. Stste Convention to be Held io Albany on Monday, April IStb. By Telecrapa to tbe Horsing star. vy Albany, N. Y., March 5. The Democratic State convention, which will select delegates to the National convention, will be held here Monday, April 18th. This was the unanimous decision of the Democratic State Committee, which met today. The real result was arrived at before the committee met at a meeting between former Senator M.I11 and Mr.Murphv. leader of Tammany. It was believed that some acrimony would result at the meeting over the selection of the place and time, it being known that Tammany desired to have it held in New York, but Senator Hill acceded to Mr. Murphy's request to set the date for the 18th instant, instead of the 13th, and Mr. Murphy, finding that Mr. Hill controlled a majority of the committee, acquiesced in the selection of Albany, so that there was no friction over the matter in open committee. ' The House Committee on Postoffices and Poatroads unanimously agreed to report the Hay resolution, calling for miormation relative to the use or "in fluence" by members of the House in behalf of increases In salaries of post masters, eta. to the House, with the recommendation that It "lay on the table." JDQ TRADE HARD BIT. Recent Supreme Court Decision Heavy Blow to Wilmington Liquor Shipments. EXPRESS C0MPANY'SJ)RDER. No Pscksfts Received for Prohibited Territory Basinets Had Iscressed Wonderfully from This Clly la the Psst Yesr or Two. The recent decision of the Supreme Court that the "Anti-Jug Law" ap plies to all counties in the State where prohibition or the dispensary system Is la effect yesterday came forcibly to the attention of a number of Wilming ton dealers, who have been doing a large "shipping business" to the "dry country," when they were notified by ' the Southern Express Company dur ing the day that in the future no pack ages of questionable character- would be received for prohibited points. It was learned from one of the deal ers that a circular to that effect had been issued by Superintendent Walter Buckner, of this district of the Express Company, but a reporter who called laat night at the office of Mr. Buckner was informed in effect that while a circular had been issued to agents to refuse shipments for antl-lfquor coun ties, it might be recalled or altered at any time and the superintendent would prefer that the same be not pub lished yet At any rate shipments from.Wllmlngton to at least a dozen dry counties la this section of the Btate have been tabooed and the dealers are feeling the effect of the 8upreme Court decision as they have never anticipated before. They attach no blame whatever to the Southern Express Company, of course, and are free to admit that even should the transportation people utterly disre gard the law, the ahipper would not care to risk a seizure and a confisca tion of the goods, to say nothing of the possibility of an indictment. As the law is interpreted by dealers here, no liquor can ba shipped to coun ties that are dry or towns which have the dispensary. However, if one town in a county has a dispensary and the balance of that county is wet or has no regulations, they are at liberty to ship to other points In that county. Sev eral of the dealers in Wilmington who have a big "jug trade" In adjacent counties were consulting their attor neys yesterday and were engaged In an honest effort to see exactly what is the status of the decision. Few people in Wilmington imagine to what extent the shipment of liquor to consumers In the upper counties has Increased within the past year or two. With the "drying" of several counties up the country a good many distilleries were forced out of business and the bulk of tbe trade came to-Wil mlngton. Besides Express . shipments not a little liquor was being shipped in various forms by freight The jug business had grown to considerably larger proportions within the laat six or eight months. The Supreme Court decision now reduces It at a single whack to about 25 per cent. This may be appreciated from the fact that 55 of the 96 counties in ihe State are prohi bition counties and that the bulk of the wet counties are in tbe West out of the territory of Wilmington. FOUND NOT GUILTY. Two Men Charred With a Double Harder la Jsaes Coanty, Va. Bj Telegraph to the Morning' Bt&i. Bristol, Va., March 5. J. H. Ca tron and J. A. Barnett. on trial In Jones county on the. charge of killing Democratic election judge L. E. Nlch olv, at Falrview precinc', in Scott county, last November, were found not guilty this afternoon. The jury was ont over two hours be fore a verdict was reached, returning to the court room at 1.25. Both pris oners were admitted to ban on tbe charge of killing John Ausburn, 'the other election judge killed at the same time Nichols was shot The double murder and the subsequent trial have aroused the moat intense feeling be twee a the Democrats and Republi cans of Scott county. A number of the most distinguished lawyers in this part of Virginia appeared in the trial. DYNAMITE EXPLOSION. One Mao Killed and Twentyone Persons Is'ared Hones Destroyed. By Telegraph to the Horning 8tar. Latbobs, Pa., March 5. As the re sult of an explosion of powder and dynamite at the magazine of EL 8. Kerbaugh Company at Heads Hill, near here, one man,' Patrick Qulnlan, was killed and twenty-one others were injured. Jacob Squibb, who" was in his home half a mile from the scene-of the explosion, was so badly hurt by his house being carried from Its foundation that he will die. Houses within a radius of a mile were toppled from their foundations, and window glasses in bouses twenty miles distant were broken. ROBBED OS A TRAIN. Jewelry Valued at $2,500 Stolen from Miss Qreen, of Macon, Qa. By Telegraph to the Horning Star. Blaoesbubq, B. 0., March 5. Miss M. J. Green, of Mcoo, Ga., waa robbed of dlamonda valued at $3,500 shortly after ltafrgtj; bury, JN. U. this morning, en route from New York to Macon. After passing Salisbury Miss Green left her berth, leaving her hand-bag, containing a purse in which were two diamond rings, one valued at, the other at $500. also a gold watch en arraved with her name. Ten or fifteen minu es later Miss Green returned and found 'T b-vth bad been made up and the bag containing the jewelry had disappe'd. The loss was reported and seaicb made, but without success. NO. 20 SPIRITS TURPENTINE. Senator Simmons has succeed ed in having included in the agricultural- appropriation bill a provi sion for collecting truck statistics. Washington Oazette-Messenaeri Robert Mitchell, colored, is one of the best jewelers of his race. He is a workman of skill and enjoys a srge patronage. Charlotte Chronicle: The trial before Judge Prltchard of the Ma-chen-Lorenz-Goff poatoffice conspi racy case, lasted forty-eight days, out the result shows that the time was well spent. It is interesting to know that there are thirty-five cases of poatoffice frauds to be tried before Judge. Prltchard. There are still thirteen Indictments against Ma chen, and if any one of them pans out like the first, it will add to his prison term. If all of the thirteen are made good Machen is destined to die in prison. Charlotte Chronicle: The ques ion as to what is contraband of war has been settled by the State De partment on the basis 'adopted by this country during the Transvaal war. As to rice and foodstuffs being contraband, it is fdeclded that the destination of such goods must de termine their character. If they are intended for either army, they are contraband, and subject to seizures. if they are intended for the use of civilians, except in the case of be sieged towns, then they must not be seized, or, if seized, they must be paid for. Southern made goods can go right on through to China on the old schedule. Smallpox is in Statesvllla again. Mrs. M. A. Wallack, a resident of a part of the town known as the Boule vard, broke out with it Monday after noon and her home was at once quar antined. There are several other oo cupants of the home. A father and husband among them. There seems to be no end of trouble in this house hold for only last week old man Wal lack and his son-in-law became en gaged in a fight over the possession dian axe, and Ball, his son-in-law, in some way inflicted several ugly wounds in his father-in law's arm and shoulder. Ball is now a fugi tive from justice, and his wife Is quarantined. Salisbury Sun: Mr. J. J. Allen, a white fireman on the South ern, lies dangerously ill at Spencer. most peculiarly afflicted man, About two weeks since Mr. Allen was troubled with a boil on his lip. Ordinary remedies were resorted to without avail and finally a physician was called in. The ailment was at once pronounced anthrax, a disease confined almost entirely to sheep and without exception attended by fatal results. Although heroic treat ment was resorted to, the sore on Mr. Allen's face continued to spread until now it has settled in his throat. If it is not arrested before it affects his stomach Mr. Allen's recovery is regarded as extremely doubtful. The parts aSected are. entirely in sensible to pain and even carbolic acid gargled in the mouth causes no irritation. Dr. Turner, the govern ment inspector of cattle at this point, says that among the European peasants who are engaged in pick ing wool the disease . is prevalent at all times, bnt that in this country it is very rare, not only among per sons but among sheep. When an thrax is discovered in a flock every sheep that has come in contact with the diseased member of the flock Is killed. Asheville Citizen: In the Su perior court yesterday the case of Tom Smith, colored, who was tried for carrying a concealed pistol, was the occasion for a decision by Judge Long which is one of importance. Smith was a colored attendant in a pool room and in order to show his innocence, went on the stand and testified that the pistol was broken and had no' cylinder. On cross ex amination he said that at the bar where he worked he kept another pistol, and this pistol, he said, was kept in a basket with a cover. On this statement the court instructed the jury that the defendant was guilty, according to his own evi dence, because he was not on his own premises and the pistol being within his reach, was-ooncealed. A verdict of guilty was. returned and Smith was fined $25 and costs. Several lawyers who were present were mnch interested in the decis ion and one of them said that as he construed it no clerk or other em ploye could legally have a pistol or other weapon kept in a drawer, as is often customary, or other place where it was hidden from view. He said employes in banks would have to keep any weapons for self-protection exposed. Raleigh Times: Dr. Jay, charged with murdering his three children in Buncombe county sev eral weeks ago, has been brought to Raleigh and placed , in the State penitentiary to serve a term of 30 years. There were two other pris oners in charge of the officers who brought Dr. Jay. Dr. Jay is a heavy built man and rather handsome fig ure. He had an intelligent look and did not seem to be suffering from any mental trouble. Under the sen tence passed he was sentenced to the penitentiary for thirty years for one of the murders committed. Judgment in the other two was held up. At the end of his present sen tence, should he live so long, the court will have the right to call him back and give him-, an additional sentence. The total sentence that can be given him is -for ninety years in the penitentiary. This is the case in which Dr. Jay, became en raged with his wife and abused her so that she bad to leave home. He then secured a hammer and beat out the brains of his three children. Tie escaped the gallows on the plea of temporary insanity and then plead goilty to murder in the second degree. The President yestera sent to the Senate the nomination .of Li wrence O. uarper as postmaster at Honeapatb, S Os ' , THE WAR CONSIDERED HARDJLY TO HAVE BEGUN. Hesvy Flfhtlsg Not Expected Before the ksst el Aprll-Rassla's Prsparatlons ' to Overwhelm to Japaaese; . . i- . . ' '" Br Cable to the Horning Star. St. Petkbsbubo; March- 5. Al-' though almost four weeks have elaps ed since the. Japanese first attacked Port Arthur, here the war is consider ed hardly to have begun.. ' .Heavy land fighting, upon which the fate of the campaign depends, 1 not expected much before the end t f April. - ' By this time Rusaia will have In the field, exclualve of the large army of men required to guard,the railroad, four army corps, erch with m cavalry division and an artillery brlgaoe. AIT . tnat has happened so far or is going to happen until those forces are lathe field, is considered, according to the Russian view, to be nothing mors than the prologue to the real drama. The Russians are determined to de fend Port Arthur as heroically as they did BebastopoL No large garrison will be retained there; ten thousand men are as good as 100,000 for de fence, while the more men Che more mouths to feed. There are enough provisions now to last for eight months. In addition, there will be a division of Cossacks, with mountain batteries, on tbe peninsula to oppose landings and harms the enemy if. they succeed in investinghe city. Viceroy Alexleff still retains his headquarters at Mukden, through which 3,000 or 4,000 soldiers are passing dally to positions which the main armies will occupy. The Russian plans do not contem plate taking any cbances on the score of inferior numbers By sheer weight of men and guns if nothing else, when the proper time arrives, Russia counts on overwhelming the-Japanese and rolling them back through Corea. The Russian fqusdron Tokio, March 5. An Austrian steamer which has arrived at Hako date from; Vladivostok, reports that tbe Ruialau aquadron left Vladivos tok on February 29 th. It Is pre sumed to be cruising in northern waters with the hope of capturing Japanese merchantmen. Another re port ssys that two Russian warships have been seen 'off Usudl Bay. Advices from Hakodate do not men tion any attacks on northern ports. The steamer Ekaterinoslaw, of the Russian volunteer transport fleet, which had been fitted up as an auxili ary cruiser, the steamer Manohurla, belonging to the Chinese Eastern Railway Company, the schooner SUepner and the steam launch Ullde have been declared prizes of war by the naval cjurt at Sasebo. The de cision of the court is subject to an ap peal within thirty days. Seoul, March 5. The Russians who recently retired from Anju to Pak Chen are reported to have moved northward from tba latter place. Affairs In Corea. Seoul, March 5. Twenty members of the Peddlers' band are reported to have taken an oath to kill all officials who favor an alliance with Japan. The Japanese minister, on being noti fied of this, promptly informed tbe Oorean government that if it did not arresi the conspirators the Japanese officials would do so. As a result, four leaders of the Peddlers have just been arrested. The cabinet decided to-day to re open the -railway between Yompaho and Wiju. FIRE AT L0NQ ISLIND CITY. Catholic cbsTcb aid Rectory Burned. Three Lives Lost By Telegraph to the Homing Btar. New York, March 5. One priest and two servants were . killed and two other priests were severely in- 1'ured at a fire which destroyed St. Patrick's Roman Cathollo church and the adjoining rectory in Long Island City to-day. Those killed were Rev. Father Ernest, and Mary and Margaret Brady, domestics. Those injured are Rev. Joseph Kearney, abrasions of face, hands and left hip, and Rev. Father Hen nlgan, shock and contusions. The money loss by the fire was estimated at $35,000. The cause is unknown. WARM WIRELETS. A dispatch from Stockholm says that Russia Is hurriedly strengthening the 8veaborg fortress, which joins Helslngfors. Finland. All the wooden buildings have been nulled down to lessen the danger of Are In tbe event of a bombardment The Supreme Court of Virginia re fused a writ of error in tbe Ohesley V Peoples case. Peoples killed John -81age December 2nd last, was tried Jn the Wythe county court at the Feb ruary term, convicted of murder In the first degree and was aentenced to bang March 25th. The Tunis Lumber Company, Nor folk, Va., one of the most important Elantsin the country, went Into the ands of receivers last night' upon ap plication of Mrs. Margaret Wlltfon and Mrs. Bessie Wilson Tnnir, who sue for $40,000. They own stock in the company amounting to $143,000. Six men were drowned and four others injured as a result of the collapse of a bridge spanning Yellow Greek, near Irondale, Ohio, on the Cleveland and Pittaburg railroad. The men were on two locomotives- that attempted to cross the bridge together. The schooner Dunnock, from New-1 bern for Norfolk,lumber laden, sprang , aleak off Boanoke lalacd Wearies- . day. The captain headed for Gull ; shoals, hoping to save the. cargo of 75,000 feet of lumber, but a strong wind drove the vessel noon the shoals a wreck. Tbe crew reached the shore In their boat L. J. Oassels shot Joseph William son through tbe lungs on a passenger ' train between Oltra and Gainesville,, Fla. When they met on the train bit ter words pssted between them on ac- . count of a woman to whom Dot hOrere Eaylng attention. Cassela is said to ", ave made a remark derogatory to her character which Williamson resented : and Caaaela ahot him twice. William- - son will probably die. v "I wonder," dubiously cogitat-' - ed Mr. Walker Farr, the eminently t 10-20-and-30-cents-admlsslon trage- a dian, "whether -'" He paused, ' as the clamor of the audience rose higher and higher. hey are applauding my efforts or daring me, to come out?" Smart Set, ' "I suppose vou have to be very careful not to do anything you will regret?" "Yes, indeed," an swered 8enator Sorghum. "There Is a constant temptation, in my carter to forget business and let my patriotic sentiments get the better of me." Washington Star. ;7-

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