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WILLIAM H. BEEN ARD
Xdltof and Proprlotop.
Apbil 29, 1904. '
THE DEMOCRATIC PAETY AHD
The radical position taken by the
Republican partj in ita blind adher
ence to ita high protective tariff is
one from which it wonld doubtless
like to retreat at this stage of the
game of politics. Inflated bj hot
air amidst their shouting of "proa
perltj" and "let well enough alone,"
they too early adopted the late Sen
ator Hanna'a slogan, "Stand pat,"
on the tariff.
Despite the inequalities and
abuses of out of date tariff sched
ules, the Republican party fatui
tously committed itself against a
reasonable revision of the import
duties levied under the Dingley
bill. The more conservative Re
publicans in the West started out
with a demand for relief from some
of the burdens of the tariff, and it
was that position which was repre
sented in the so-called "Iowa Idea."
The Republican party leaders how
ever, silenced the altogether offi
cious brethren out West and gave
them to understand that the "stand
pat" bluff was going to be worked
.lor all it was worth. However, the
constantly growing demand through
out the United States, and, mind
you, not confined to the adherents
of any one party, that it is not only
the part of wiBdom, but a necessity
ty reform the tariff, is well calcu
lated to make the stand patters
The Democratic party will go into
the campaign with a well defined
pledge to revise the tariff, and we ad
here to our former prediction that
the Republican party will not stand
pat so glibly but will be frightened
Into making concessions to the de
mands of those Republicans who feel
that some schedules of the present
tariff measure are a burden to them.
It they do not get this concession,
we apprehend that the independent
Toters will turn to the Democratic
party for relief. Certainly the people
of all parties, barring the obstinate
Republican leaders, consider it a ne
cessity to prune those portions of the
tariff which foster trusts and enable
them to despoil the people by ezhor
bltant prices. It wonld be a foolish
and partisan-hardened people, in-
. deed, run mad with loyalty to party,
that will not take this opportunity
to vote againBt an outrageous
system which enables the Steel
Trust, for instance, to sell steel rails
outside of the United States at sev
eral dollars a ton less than they sell
to consumers in the United States.
t There are many such instances of the
favoritism of the Republican high
tariff, but it would require columns
to go into details.
Reverting to our statement that
the Democratic party will take a
positive and well defined position on
the tariff, we take it that there is
to-day no party in the United States
which does not recognize the tariff,
"the American system," as it was
orignally called, to be the accepted
fiscal policy of this country. Oar
statesmen in all parties recognize
that import duties constitute the
most satisfactory means of raising
the chief revenues for the govern
ment, but the real position of the
Democratic party is to levy the tariff
duties In a manner that will make
ltL the least burdensome to the
people, who, after all, pay all the
taxes. Our confidence is such, too,
that there is enough statesmanship
In the Democratic' party not to
tinker with the tariff in any way
that will imperil any American in
. dustry or will propose any radical
measure that will disturb or upset
the business interests of the United
States. The main object will be to
provide the country with an equi
table tariff, or rather a revised tariff
that will be in the interest of the
people and not the favored few.
The Stab infers this to be the
drift of Democratic sentiment in
this campaign. In fact the Demo
cratic leader in the . House, the
Hon. John Sharpe Williams, while
rubbing it into the Republicans in
a debate early in this session of Con
gress, threw out that hint of the
party's position on the tariff. Then
again in the Senate on Tuesday,
Senator Bacon, of Georgia, finishing
"up a two days' speech on the. tariff,
said he "did not expect to see a low
.tariff in the United States for many
years: first, because the revenue ne
cessities of the country render it Im
possible; second, because the busi
ness affairs of the country are so
adjusted as to make it impractica
ble." He contended, therefore,
only for "a reasonable tariff and for
, a modification of some of the sched
ules, under which there are abuses.'
- It is to be presumed that Mr. Ba
con took this position in accord
ance with the Democratic accord
at Washington, hence, we can now
foresee that the Democratio policy
in this campaign wiirbe a helpful
revision and a safe and gradual re
duction of the tariff. This will rob
the Republicans of the opportunity
' to alarm the couDtry by shouting
that the tariff reformers are really
The South should congratulate
Itself that it has in Congress two
gnc Iflvel-beaded and able men as
Williams and Baeo", but as a nutter
i . .
nf fart we file
who are like them.
THE DANGER AHEAD OF DEMO-'
: The Stab has on many occasions
hung out the danger signal fof the
Democrats of North Carolina and
New Hanover county especially, in
the matter . of failure to pay their
poll tax. It is not necessary ta re
peat that all who do not pay up by
next Saturday will disqualify them
selves from voting In this election,
but we do wish to emphasize the
fact that it is not only the require
ment of law but it is the duty of
of citizens to comply with the
franchise amendment and qualify
themselves to vote in the elections
that so vitally affect their individual
interests and the honor and wellfare
of their State.
It is certainly cause for grave ap
prehension if not alarm that so
many thousands of voters , have
failed to pay their poll tax, and we
desire to say that our previous esti
mate that at least 25,000 voters are
delinquent is rather under than
over the real number. For instance,
the estimate for Buncombe county
alone was lessthan half the number,
as a dispatch from Asheville states
that the books were carefully gone
over Saturday, with the disclosure
that there are 2,300 unpaid polls in
that county alone. These delin
quents, it is stated, are divided
equally between the Democrats and
Republicans. The most alarming
statement in the Asheville dispatch,
however, is the following:
"From Information receded here
from Washington the Republicans are
endeavoring to raise money In Wash
ington with which to pay the unpaid
poll taxes on the night of April 30th.
According to this Information the Re
publicans intend going to the tax
collector's office between the hours of
11 and 13 o'clock on the list day of the
month and paving every unpaid Re
Here is a danger which every
Democrat should take into consider
ation. It is evident that the Repub
licans in the Nation as well as in
the State are bent on carrying some
of the close Congressional districts
in Western North Carolina and at
the same time elect as many mem
bers of the General Assembly as
possible. This makes it all the more
necessary for all Democrats in the
weBt to pay their polls and vote,
but it is important for every Demo
crat in the east to do the same in
order to offiset any loss the Demo
cratic party is likely to sustain in
ommenting upon an extract from
a previous article on this subject
which appeared in the Stab a few
days ago, the Raleigh Progressive
Farmer clearly puts the matter be
fore the voters of the State. Com
menting upon what the Stab and
the Progressive Farmer said, the
Raleigh Post of yesterday adds this:
"It has been stated that the Repub
llcans of the Asheville district have
even visited "Washington to beg funds
wun wnicn to pay tbe tax of their par
tlzans. This matter of partlzin lead
ers of either aide paying such tax is s
serious matter of itself, and while we
do not know that there la or could
well be a law to so prevent, it is essen
tlally an evil. However, the tax ought
to be paid before Saturday night as it
will have to be paid any way. by dt-
straint if not voluntarily, and it occurs
to us that each voter liable would pre
fer to pay It within the time fixed by
the law with reference to voting, and
thus be prepared for such duty whether
it la exercised on the day of election or
not. The rogr88tve f armer, bow
ever, states the case truthfully when
It says that all who lose their right to
vote because of failure to pay thli tax
In time are self-disfranchised voters."
There are jast two days in which
to pay your poll tax, and as the
time limit is up day after to-morrow,
see that you save yourself for a vote
In the exceedingly important elec
tlontobeheld next November for
the choice of a President, a Gov
ernor and Statue officers.
The Hon. Richard Olney, a dis
tinguished, able and clean Demo
crat of the old school, having won
the State convention, is having his
own way in securing delegates from
the Congressional districts in Massa
chusetts, favorable to his nomination
for President. If he can't get the
nomination himself, he will so con
trol them as to go to Parker at the
right time. It is a healthy sign to
see leaders of the George Fred Wil
liams stripe laid aside for men who
do not mix socialism in with De
A Tennessee court has rnled that
a man is bound to snpport his
mother-in-law and that it ia incum
bent on a lover to realize that as one
of his obligations when he holds a
pretty girl's hand and asks her to
be his. ' Such decisions as this
simply mean more than ever that
every romance has finally to end in
a mix up with bread and butter.
The suffrage amendment to the
constitutions or the several South
ern States appear to- successfully
withstand all attacks in theSnpreme
Court of the United-States. The
court on Monday dismissed the
cases involving the validity of the
Virginia amendment. Now let ns
alone, won't you.
Beware of Ointments for Catarrh
that Contains Mercury.
u mercury win surely destroy the enae of smell
snd completely derange the whole system yrixea
enterioK It through-the mocom surfaces, finrh
articles should never be used except on prescrip
tions fronv reputable physicians, ss the damage
uicy w u. uu is tea iuia w uie guuu you can possi
bly derive from them. Hall's Catarrh Core, man-
maoiurea uy . . iroeney o u., 'i oieao, u con
vuoav; w XW., iviwo. COn-
, 'and is taken internally, acting
blood and mneotu nifuv. k.
tains no mercury.
direct) span the
System. In baying Bali's Catarrh Core be sore
yon get ine (rentine. n m laKea internally and
mad In Teledo, Ohio, by f . J.cheney A Co. Tes-
Bold by ururaiiTs, race 70c pet bo title.
Fair.- Tamily ttlii aretfac bist.
MOVEMENT OF TRUCK.
Solid Refrigerator Trains iow
Moving to icy North With
"PROBABLE DAMAGE BV COLD.
New York and Boatoa Recelvloi Balk of
the Ihipmeots The Scnednte of
Extras Prices Kaaclst from
' 12 to 20 Ceats Notes.
Tae stiawberrv season with a'l ita
ruth of transportation has begun with
a vim this week. The fields are liaed
with pickers acd the expectant grow
ers are rushing the luscious fruit to
the various railway stations as fast as
day and ulght will permit. Tbe re
frigerator trains went out on schedule
Monday for the first time this season
and will continue as long as shipments
will warrant. Cannon Ball, No. 80,
leaves Wilmington each morning; at
8:40 and Pick-up train No. 18 leaves
daily at 10:30 A. M. Then there Is
alio a train No. 83 which leaves at 5
A. M. dally for the Chadbourn and
Conway sections, connecting; with the
mala line at Elrod, N. 0. Copious
showers have alien throughout the
trucking belt and the first few days of
Spring atmotphere have had the effect
to ripen the fruit in a hurry.
The shipments from all sections on
Tuesday amounted to 57 car loads of
800 crates each and 3,5l6 crates by
express. Fully one-third of the abip
meats thus far have gone to New York
while nearly as many have gone to Bos
ton, Philadelphia, Pittsburg, Buffalo,
N. Y., Cleveland, OhIolScranton, Pa ,
and Newark, N. J., are also receiving
their share of the movement. Prices
are ranging from 15 to 20 centa per
quart with good demand.
A summary of special reports from
more than 200 points in the Carolina,
Virginia, Georgia, Alabama and Mis
sisslppl with reference to the damage to
truck by tbe recent cold weather and
frost will appear in the "Carolina
Fruit and Truckers' Journal" of this
city to-day, and will reveal the fact
that in North Carolina very little dam
age hat been done the strawberry
crop, potatoes, beans and peas being
the greateat sufferers by the frost. The
maximum damage appears to have
been in the Mount Olive and Qolds
boro section on the W. & W. railroad ;
Newborn and Kinston on the A. & N.
O. ; Greenville, Washington, Conetoe
and Tarboro, on the A.O.L., and Eliza
beth City and Hertford, on the Nor
folk and Southern. At Southern
Pines, N. Qi some damage to peaches,
plums and dewberries is reported,
while In Western North Carolina frost
killed many of tbe peaches and applet,
but growers claim a shortage of not
more than 2$ per cent. Virginia straw
berries are estimated to be damaged
33 per cent, in some places, while
beans and potatoes were cut even with
the ground and peaches and apples
were cut short 30 per cent. In
South Carolina damage to peaches and
plums Is estimated at not exceeding 10
to 15 per cent., with about the same
average in Georgia, Alabama and Mis
sissippi. THEIR GOLDEN WEDDING
Venersble Robeson Couple Celebrate Hsppy
ad Important Event la Their Lives.
Special Star Correspondence.
Ashpole, N. C, April 27. Mr.
and Mrs. Neill Alford Thompson, of
Ashpole, on yesterday evening from 6
to 10 o'clock hospitably entertained
members of their family and a host of
friends In honor of their golden wed
ding or the fiftieth anniversary of a
happy half-century of married life.
Husband and wife are 77 and 63 years
Of age, respectively, and upon the oc
casion just celebrated they received
many nappy congratulations upon
their remarkable preservation and evi
dences of good health. The hospit
able nome of Mr. and Mrs. Thompson
was attractively decorated for tbe an
niversary and an elegant wedding
supper was served by the genial host
and hostess. A number of very hand
some presents In pure gold and gold
coin were received.
Aa a result of the happy union of
fifty years there were present to
gladden the household of the vener
able couple upon their wedding anni
versary, all but two of a family of six
sons ank three daughters Messrs.
U. a. Tbompson, A. o. Thompson, J.
is. Thompson, a. W. Tbompson. Mrs.
P. B. Thompson and Mrs. N. A. Car
ter, all of Ashpole; Mr. T. R.Thomp
son, of Atlanta. Ga.; Dr. N. A.
Thompson, of Whiteyllle, and Mrs.
W. T. Fisher, of Parkton, N. O. The
two absent ones were Mr. T. R.
Thompson, commercial agent of the
8. A. L. at Atlanta, who was detained
on account of tbe sudden death of his
brother in-law. Dr. John Stancell. of
Rockingham, and Mr. O. B. Thomp
son, wno could not be present on ac
count of sickness.
MORE mOSEY FOR TELEGRAPHERS.
Those on Cosst Line System Are New
Under New Scale Conference Here.
In speaking of the result of the recent
visit of the committee of railway tele-
grsphers to A. 0. L. headquarters in
this city for the purpose of adjusting;
the wage scale, the Columbia State of
"This schedule fixes the minimum
salaries at $40 and carries an increase
of i tot all receiving more than that
amount i Tbe schedule also fixes a
day's work at IS hours, including; one
hour off for dinner or midday lunch as
the case may be, and fixes a compen
sation of 80 to 25 cents for each hour
overtime the men work.
"For aeveral years the demand for
capable operators has been far greater
tban tne supply, and during; tbe last
year both tbe railroad and telegraph
companies have been taxed to find
men enougn to Handle the business
and the roads have been forced to
make their employes work overtime
to keep things moving."
The neighbors who complained
that the shop of Owen Smith, colored,
on Wright, between Second and Third
streets, was a nuisance la that he al
lowed disorderly crowds to leather
there, withdrew the charge In Justice
Bornemann'a court yesterday and paid
the coals. Smith was given seasonable
advice about the conduct of bis place
1 In the future aid was discharged.
ONe C4ND'DTE SUPPRESSED.
Jndte Sornemsan Pat Qnleias en Yoaog
Mtn Setklof Ler!aUre Honors.
4 I'm a candidate for lb Legislature
and retpctfuUy aak your support, bit
UuUy remarked a well dre'tsed young
man at he s'epp'd into Justice Borne-
mann's office- yesterday .and greeted
the maguirale at his desk. The ."judge"
wheeled round in hia revolving chair
aod fixing his ejes on tbe serious face,
recognized tbe features of tbe stranger
aa those of a young man he had before
him not a great while ago, auspending
judgment upon a promise to pay costs,
which were never paid. 'Til not sup
port you," excitedly replied the judge;
and more, I'll take the stump -against
you and run myself, if necessary, to
beat you. We have good people run
ning for the office now and If yon hare
got money to run for the Legislature,
you'd better pay up the costs you owe
here. We want men In the Legisla
ture who'll pay their debts."
Justice Bornemann thus delivering
himself, the young man with vivid
imaginations, passed out to the side
walk, but he was soon overtaken by
Constable Savage and brought back
to the office where was given the alter
native of paying up the costs or going
to jail on an alias warrant A friend
of the young man came to his assis
tance and paid up the delinquency,
amounting to something over $L
"It's another Drake case." said tbe
"judge" as he hastily wrote a receipt.
I OLE WAN SMITH NOT GUILTY.
Verdict of Acquittal at 1 O'clock Sunday
Moraing Jnry Unanimous.
Special Star Correspondence.
WHrravn.l.E, N. C, April 25.
The trial of I A. Coleman kSmitb,
charged with the murder of Jim Sta-
ley, March a year ago, was concluded
Sunday morning about 1 o'clock, the
jury having at once returned a ver
dict of acquittal. Judge Peebles com
menced his charge to the jury at 11
o'clock Saturday night, completing a
very careful review of the evidence
for and against the prisoner at five min
utes to midnight. The jury was out
an hour and a half discussing the case
but the first ballot resulted In a unan
imous verdict of not guilty. At the
early hour Smith went to his family a
EX-GOVERNOR RUSSELL AT HOME.
Returned Monday from Ten Weeks is
Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore.
Ex-Governor Daniel L. Russell, ac
companied by Mrs. Russell and his
family physician, Dr. Frank H. Rus
sell, returned Monday morning from
Johns Hopkins Hospital. Baltimore,
and went Immediately over to his
home in Brunswick county. The ex-
Governor stood the trip remarkably
well and appeared in belter physical
condhion than his friends had seen
bim in yean. He had been in Balti
more ten weeks and several times his
friends had abandoned all hope," Hhr
friends will now be glad to know that
he is on the rapid road to early recov
ery. Mrs. Curtis, a niece of the ex-
Governor, who was with Mrs. Russell
in Baltimore, remained at the hospital
Oil Mill Closes Season.
The plant of the North Carolina Oil
Co., in this city, will cease operations
for the season to-day at noon. The
year has been a most prosperous one
for the Wilmington mill, which has
crushed more seed than any other
plant in the Carolinas, despite the fact
that there are several plants of greater
I capacity in the territory named. Many
of the mills have been unable to get
the seed, but the local plant has not
aunered in that particular. The sea
son has been a most prosperous one
for the farmer, who had the raw pro
duct for sale. It is estimated that the
average price during the Fall and
Winter was 80c. At the opening only
18c. was bid, but during many of the
Winter months 83ic was paid. The
quotations now are 21c. per bushel,
but none are for sale at that figure.
Real Estate Transfers.
By deeds filed for record yesterday
the following real estate transfers ap
pear: W. G. Whitehead to H. D.
Stanland, for $300, property at north
east corner of 8ixth and Dawson
streets, 66x100 feet in alse, and on east
side of Millie' alley. 183 feet north
of Wright street, 33x115 feet in size.
Nancy Grotgen to Mrs. Fred B. Rice,
for 11.200. property at northeast cor
ner of Front and Caatle streets, 821x66
faet in size. F. B. Rice and wife to
Nancy Grotgen, for $900, property on
north side of Castle. 165 feet west of
Second street, 821x66 feet In size.
John B, Chlanis Dead.
Mr. John B. Chlnnis. a well
known citizen of Brunswick coun
ty, died Sunday morning at his
home at Phoenix, N. a The
funeral was conducted Monday.
Deceased Is survived by his wife and
one son. Jno. a. Uhlnnis, of the
United States navy, now in Phillip-
pine waters; also three brothers and
two aisters Mrs. G. M. Bobbins, Mrs.
J. T. Dooley, Messrs. W. H., Samuel
B. and Bailie Chlnnis.
Destructive Forest Fire.
Fire, which caught presumably
from persons burning off new ground,
swept over a considerable area thin
nide of Castle Haynea on Tuesday.
About 500 acres belonging to Mr. B.
Q. Grady, of this city, were burned
over, destroying 150 cords of wood an
three tenant houses. Lands of Messrs.
D. L. Gore, Samuel Blossom and W.
H. 8aearin were also burned ver
with considerable amounts of cord
wood and turpentine boxes.
Yob Know What Tea Are Taking; .
When yon take Grove's Tasteless Cfciil
Toale because tbe formula is plainly printed
on every bottle showing that it Is elmr.
ana wtunine in a lasieiese rorm.
Bo Cure, No
j Tbe Kind Yon Haw Always Bomtt
Miss Katie Hall LeQwin Be
comes the Bride of Popular
THE CEREMONY YESTERDAY.
Hsny Friends Witnessed tbe Beautlfnl
Service In Fifth Street M. E. Church.
Reception followed and Bridal
. Toor te the Horth.
Never has Fifth Street Methodist
Episcopal church presented a more
lovely scene than en yesterday after
noon at half-past five o'olock, when.
thronged with an assemblage of1
merry wedding guests andieautif ul in
a profuse decoration of flowers, plants
and other evergreens, Mlaa Katie Hall
LeGwin, the attractive young daugh
ter of Mm Elizabeth P. LeGwin, of
this city, was led to the altar by Mr.
William H. Schaeffer, formerly of
Sussex county, Virginia but now an
employe in the general offices of the
Atlantic Coast Line, this city. The
ceremony was performed la most Im-
' t 1 1 L XI
pressivo manner bj mo paiior, mo
Rev. A. McOuIlen, the beautiful ring
service having been used.
Miss Mamie McGIrt very gracefully
presided at the orgad and as tbe guests
were assembling she played sev
eral very pleasing and appropriate
numbers. The bridal party was ush
ered into the church to the tuneful
music of the bridal chorus from Lo
hengrin. - First by twos, down each
aisle, eame the ushers, Mf sirs. David
K. LeGwin, J. Fulton Smith, Wilbur
R. Dosher and Jno. H. LeGwin,
They wore the conventional black suits,
with boutonnieres of white carnations.
Next down either aisle came two
pretty little ribbon girls, little Misses
Emma Donnelly Yopp and Lois
Allen. They wore beautiful gowns of
while ailk and were as pretty as
pink. Master uossen Lettwln, a
brother of the bride, came next, bear
ing the ring on a beautiful cushion of
white ailk, and he was followed by
the maid of honor, Miss Fannie Gardi
ner, cousin of the bride, who was
gowned in a lovely creation of blue
ailk. She carried a bouauet of white
carnations. The bride next entered
with her grandfather, Mr. W. H.
Hardy, and was joined at the altar by
the groom and his best man, Mr.
Harry 8. McGir, both having entered
from the choir room at the rear, and
the entire party having grouped them
selves about the chancel in perfect
order and with the utmost precision.
Rev. Mr. McOuIlen spoke the words
which made the young couple man and
wife with much imprestiveness and
Toe bride was becomingly gowned
in a costume of beautiful white crepe
de chine over white taffeta, trimmed
with point lace. Her veil waa of
tulle, caught with LUies of the Valley.
8he carried an exquisite bouquet of
white carnations and Lilies of the
The party left the church to
the rhythmic music of Mendelsohn's
Wedding March, repairing to the
home of the bride's mother. No. 421
South Fifth street- where a brief re
ception was held. Later Mr. and
Mrs. Schaeffer were accompanied Iby
friends to the A. C. L. station, whence
they left amid a shower of rice and good
wishes for an extended bridal tour
North, which will include Washing
ton, Baltimore, Philadelphia aod New
York. Returning they will visit Mr.
Schaeffer's former home in Virginia
and will be at home in this city at No,
431 South Fifth atreet after MaylOth.
The bride and groom received a num
ber of beautiful wedding gifts, among
them being a very handsome piece of
leather upholstered furniture, pre
sented by Mr. Schaeffer's fellow em
ployes in the railway offices.
JAMES SPRUGiT INSTITUTE.
Commencement Exercises Ihls Yesr Most
Credltsble la Hlstery nf Institution.
Messrs. J. O. Can and B. F. Hall
have returned from Kenansville, N.
0., where they attended meetings of
the trustees and the commence
ment exercises of the James
Bprunt Institute. The exercises
this year are declared to have been
the most elaborate and credita
ble in the history of the institution.
Un Sunday tbe baccalaureate sermon
was preached by the Bev. Dr. Alexan
der Sprunt, of Charleston. S. C. His
discourse Is spoken of as scholarly and
eminently fitting the occasion. On
Monday morning the annual meeting
oi tne trustees was neid and erery
member of the faculty was unani
mously re-elected with enthusiasm.
Monday afternoon a concert was given
by the young ladles of the Institute.
Monday evening members of the Se
nior class read their graduating essays
"Childhood in Poetry," Miss Mary
"The Bural School," Miss Louise
"A Great Life" (Bev. James M.
Sprunt), Miss Callie Newton.
"Famous Women in History," Miss
Tuesday .morning the annual ad
dress was delivered by Hon. B. B.
Glenn, of Winston. Diplomas to the
graduates were presented by the presi
dent, the Bev. W. M. Shaw, and
bibles by Bev. Bobert M. Mann, ot
Clinton. Certificates in music were
awarded to Misses Bessie Hinson, Cal
lie Newton, Kate Middleton and Mary
Graham Carr. Tuesday evening the
exercises closed with a concert by the
Avoid all drying Inhalants and use
that wnicn cleanses and heals the mem
brane. Ely's Cream Balm Is such a
remedy and cures Catarrh easllv and
pleasantly. Gold in the head vanishes
quickly. Price 50 cents at druggists or
Catarrh caused difficulty in sneakinar
ana 10 a great extent loss or hearing.
By the use of Ely's Cream Balm droo
ping of mucus has ceased, voice and
bearing bave greatly improved. J. W.
Davidson, Attorney at Law, Mon
ANSWER IT, HONESTLY.
Are the Statements of Wl-
mington Citizens Not More
Reliable Than Those
of Utter Strangers?
This is a vital question. -
Wit ia franirht with interest
It permits of only one answer.
It cannot be evaded of ignored.
A Wilmington citizen speaks here.
Speaks for the welfare of Wil-
A citizen's statement is rename.
An utter stranger is doubtful.
Home proof is the best proof.
J. E. Bloodworth. residing at 30
South Front street and employed at
123 Princess street, says: "1 nsea
Doan's Kidnev Fills and they have
proven to be a very valuable remedy
and 1 believe 1 am sale in reeom
mendinsr them. My back and kid
neys have given me great trouble. I
thought 1 had rnenmatism. i naa
shooting pains throngh my back
and side which often made me yell
right out. If I stood, sat or lay
down or kept in any one position
for any length of time it waa almost
impossible for me to move on ac
count of the great pain. I heard
some one speak in praise of Doan's
Kidney Pills and I sent down to
Bellamj'a drug store and got a box.
They completely knocked the pain a
ont of me. They are, without
doubt, a valuable remedy for back
ache." For sale by all dealers. Price 50
cents. Foater-Milburn Co., Buffalo.
N. Y., sole agent8 for the United
Remember the name Doan's
and take no substitute.
GOOD YEAR FOR C. R., L. & P. CO.
Annual Meeting of Stockholders Yester
day Directors aod Officers Elected
for Ensuing Yesr Reports
The annnal meeting of the stock
noiaers oi tne u. a., i cc r. uo., was
held yesterday morning at 11 o'clock
in the banking- rooms of Hueh Mac
Bae & Co., on Front street. Mr. James
EL Chadbourn presided and Secretary
Harry Woollcott kept a record of the
proceedings. A committee appointed
for the purpose, reported that out of
3,500 shares of stock 3,500 were rep
resented either in person or by proxy
The annual report of President Hugh
MacBae showed a most satisfactory
year's business with a bright outlook
for the future. The report was unani
mously aaopled with a vote of thanks
to the president for his admiraile
management of tbe property.
With the exception of Mr. Walter
L. Parsley, who resigned, all the old
Board of Directors were re-elected.
Mr. EduarJ Ahrens was elected to
i succeed Mr. Parsley, constituting the
new board as follows: Messrs. Jas. H,
Chad bourn, Geo. B. French, J. Victor
Grainger, M. F. H. Gouverneur, CP.
Bollea, Jr., Oscar Pearsall Chat. W.
Worth, J. W. Norwood, Matt J. Hey-
er, Hugh MacBae, W. W. Randolph,
Junius Davis, G. Herbert Smith and
Edward Ahren. The directors subse
quently met and re-elected all the offi
cers as follows:
President Hugh MacBae.
Vice President M. F. H. Gouver
Secretary H. Woollcott.
Treasurer Bichard J. Jones.
General Manager A. B. Bkeldlng.
Engineer W. W. Bandolph.
Executive Committee Hugh Mac
Bae, M. F. H. Gouverneur and W.W.
WKIQHTSVILLE 8EACH WATER WORKS
i Aaannl Meeting ot the Company Yester
dsy Election e! Officers.
The annual meeting of the Wrlshts-
ville Beach Water Works Company
was held yesterday noon at the office
of the president. The affairs of the
company were very generally dis
cussed and a number of improvements
were considered. The following offi
cers were elected :
President G. Herbert Smith.
Vice President and General Mana
ger D. O'Connor.
Secretary and Treasurer E. K.
It was decided to turn on the water
May 15tb, and to maintain the service
up to October 15 th
HIS 80DY FLOATINQ IN RIYEP.
Remslns ot Colored Seaboard Employe
Peood Near Lambertsa Isqsesr.
Special Star Correspondence. 1
Lumbeetok, N. G, April 27. Late
yesterday evening, while Thomas Ho-
gan was floating logs down to Wil
llama' mllL ha dltRnvomd th hnAw nt
a dead negro in Lumber river about
xwyaras oeiow ne railroad bridge
He reported the matter to the author!'
ties and the man was taken from the
water, wben be was found to be Beau
regard Johnson, an fmnln nf tha n
A. Li. at Hamlet, but whose home was
in Lumberton. In h Tifitfttrsst mm mm m,
whiskey bottle with tha
on, auo several dollars in money
The suonosition is that h rinni
and fe'l in the river. The coroner hsa
oeen notinea and is expected to hold
an inqueii io-aay.
1mnoKArA Kannn rpn n J !L- a.
baBketS Of neu-t.ha first nt ttia
i mw M W uv Bsa
son to New York city. They were
grown by Mr. T. B. Parker. Dur
ing the next eight or ten weeks
SAAn1 1 . .3 fit .
oociai uar IWUUH Will 06 Snipped
imw uroiusooro every day. r eas,
ueaua, potatoes ana cantaloupes
liiv liih nrinnivMi nvAnnAa
very many strawberries are shipped
.vua uwiuauuiv. xao oerries
Tint rinen as aavlw V.A n
fifteen miles south, and a distance
vi uxiy mues soucn makes a diner
AI1AA A-f 4 asw a. 9 am . a w
UUD Ul Ijwu WHRal 1T1 TITO T.I TYI a
crop gets ripe. . .
nTaJtss a Clesm iwup,
Thnr' nnfkl. Jt - i.i
no uuiue tUlJJK
thnrmi hl nr .11 n. 1
ever heard of, Bucklen's Arnica Salve
uo ucs. u sweeps away and cures
curap, oores. Bruises, Cuts, Boils.
uicers, tJkin Eruptions and Piles. It's
" guaranteed 10 give sat
isfactlon by R. R. Bellamy, drug
EAPED FROM TRAIN.
ifty-Miie Speed Had No Ter
rors for Wesley Richardson,
Colored, of WUmiogton.
JUMPED TO INSTANT DEATH.
One of Pnrty of Negroes' Attempting tn
Best Their Way to This City, Lit
Off Incoming Mall Last Bitot
Near Athton, N. C.
Actuated by some motive unknown
unlr-ss it was to escape payment of
railroad fare from Rocky Point to
Wilmington, Wesley Richardson, col
ored, 24 years old, of Wilmlngtoi,
sprang from the incoming train from
tbe North last night about three mi.'es
this aide of Aibtoo, and waa almost
nalantly killed. The train was mak-
ng up schedule to Wilmington from
Norfolk and was running at the rate
of about 50 miles an hour. The negro's
neck was broken, a great bole was
jabbed into his forehead and a leg and
arm were also eaoh broken.
Richardson went up the road to pick
strawberriea Monday and with four
ptbers of about his own age were evi
dently attempting to beat their way to
Wilmington on tbe front end of an
express car. They were detected by
the baggage mastsr and as the train
was leaving Ashton, they were told to
come back in tbe colored coach and
pay their fare. The party passed
through the mail car but coming to
tbe platform, Richardson misjudged
the speed of train and lit off the steps.
Another attempted to follow suit but
waa hindered by the baggage master.
who also made an effort to restrain
Blchardson, but too late. The train
waa stopped as soon aa possible by
Oapt. Morris, the engineer, and OapU
Haywood Clark, the conductor, after
running back three miles, had the
injured negro placed in charge of one
of tbe train crew In a baggage coach
being dead-headed back to the city on
the rear end of the train. Tbe negro
Is unmarried and lives with his mother
at 1110 North Second street. The
family took charge of the remains and
had them prepared for burial.
VOCAL MUSIC IN SCHOOLS.
Practical Demonstrntlon of Work Being
Done la New Hanover Institutions.
Prominent Educators Present.
That the teaching of vocal mutic in
the schools by a competent instructor
Is a success was demonstrated beyond
peradventure in the very enjoyable
recital eiven yesterday afternoon at
Delgado under the direction of Prof.
J. 3. Leonard, who is employed regu
larly to train the pupils of the rural
Institutions in New Hanover. Seven
schools were represented at tbe recital
by more v than 150 children. Tnere
were also ia atendaoc j miny friends,
pajroas and committeemen of the
scboolf, County Superintendent Cat-
latt, Chairman Wm. H. Sprunt, Cpt.
Donald MacBae and Mr. Geo. Boun-
tree, composing; the Board ot Educa
tion, and a number of others inter
ested in public education. Tbe gath
ering was unusually large, making It
necessary to adjourn from the school
house to the larger auditorium of the
The exercises begad at 3 o'clock,
Prof. Leonard giving an exhibition of
music reading at sight and some prac
tices in voice culture from "Carolina
Harmony," a valuable work of which
Prof. Leonard la the composer. , The
staging of the children began with a
chant of the Lord's Prayer arfd was
elaborated upon as the programme
progressed. The exercises were Inter
spersed by remarks from Superinten
dent Oatlett and each of the members
of the Board of Education, Prof. J. P
Herring of Mason boro. Committeeman
B. B. Humphrey, of Middle Sound,
and others. Members of the Board of
Education complimented Prof. Leon
ard very highly upon tbe success of
nis work and were so well pleased that
they expressed themselves as deter
mined .to continue tbe Innovation.
Prof. Leonard made a few remarks in
conclusion, thanking the children for
tnelr kindness and the speakers for
their words of approval.
At Greensboro on Tnaadnv t.H
case of the United States vs. T. M.
Engle, B. F. Sprinkle and William
Young, charged with complicity in
defrauding the government of jtaxes
to the amount of $100,000 in con
ducting the Milton distillery and Oak
Grove Liquor Company, was taken
up in the Federal court. It will not,
probably, be concluded before Satur
day. A. J . Davis, revenue c&tnr nr.
who was convicted two weeks ago of
oeing implicated in this iraud, is un
der bond of $2,500. He will not be
sentenced until after the
case is finished.
A diBDatch from Chanel FT? 11
dated April 26tb, says: Dr. Charles
tfasiterville has under consideration
propositions for a more lucrative
DOBition than ia offered hw tha Rtata
University, and the institution may
lose mis orunant chemist, who has
recently won a name among the
leading scientists of the i rnnnf
The loss of Dr. Baskerville from the
department of chemistry here would
be felt by the institution. It is also
learned that verv flatterirtor nffers
have been made toother members of
the facnlty, but have been refused
than . .
Shells On th
V 'I1 IT
! they are loaded more carefully pi
Try them. They are l
This hi tammc. W-
most have a sufficient supply of
- in order to develop into a crop.
No amount of Phosphoric
Acid or Nitrogen can compen
sate for a lack of potash in
grain and all
We shall be glad
to send free to any
former our little book
which contains valu
about soil culture.
QERriAN KALI WORKS,
Haw fork 08 Niu. Street, or
Atlaata, OaaSK Bo. Broad St.
COAST LINE HEARING IN RALtlQtl.
Corporation Commission Case Still on Trial
Vlloiloitoa Easiness Enterprises.
Special Star Telegram.
Raleigh, N. C, April 27. A char
ter is issued the Carolina Pole Com
pany, of Wilmington, which has an
authorized and paid-in capital of 125,
000, with' authority to purchase, sell,
lease, manufacture and operate tele
graph .and telephone lines, systems
and appliances. The incorporators
are James W. Johnston, O. G. Dubois,
Albart L. 8alt, Russell A Griffin,
Richard H. Gregory, Thomas Grafton
and Albert J. Martin, witb office ai
No. 17 North Front street.
Upon certificate of the Board of Di
rectors, the Secretary of State h
granted authority to tbe Fore & Fos
ter Planing Mill and 8ash atd B;ii,d
Company, tf Wilmington, to dispose
of a reserve fund of $35,000 by divi
dend of $34,000 and to Issue a nt?
series of stock.
The entire day in the trial of the
Selma connection esse here to ds y was
devoted to taking the testimony acd
cross examination of Superintendent
of TranspDrlion E. Borden aod Assist
ant General Manager B. E. Smub, of
the Atlantic Coast Line. Traffic Man
ager H. M. Emerson was' on the stand
only about ten minutes and it I ex
pected that it will rt quire all of the
afternoon of to-morrow to finish with
him. 'Judge Brown announced tbt
he would bold-Corporation Commis
sion has no right to order sny cbaDg;
In tbe schedule of train 89 because
it is engaged in Interstate com
merce. Tbe evidence of Messrs. Bor
den and Smith was to show that it is
utterly impracticable to extend the
runs of either the Plymouth or Spring
Hope trains to Selma or to put on an
additional train from Rocky Mount to
- J. B. Schulkeo, Ecq., of White
ville, waa here yesterday.
Austin Clark; of Elizabeth
town, was a guest at The 0Kn yes
terday. Oapt. R. W. McKeithan, of
Supply, Brunswick county, as in the
City yesterday. t
Mrs. A. C. Craft left yesterday
morning to visit iu Selma. Later she
will visit her daughter at Trinity Col
Mr. and Mrs. O. L. Clark, Mr.
and Mrs. M. B. McAulay, Miss Eitelle
TImberlake and. Miss Eva Cromartle
were visitors to tbe city yesterday. 1
Miss B, E. Da Frene, who
spent the past yesr in Wilmington as
governess for Mrs. J. O. Wiae.left yes
terday afternoon for her former home
in New York.
Mr. B. S. Price, superinten
dent of construction of the' Postal
Telegraph Cable Company, with head
quarters in Atlanta, Ga., 1a In the
city on business connected with his
department of the Postal service.
Friends of Mr. Jno. Vf. Reilly
will regret to know that there Is no
change for the better in his condition.
He is at the James Walker Memorial
Hospital for treatment of a complica
tion of kidney and heart trouble.
Capt. Swift Galloway, the
well known lawyer and politician of
Snow Hill, Greene county, arrived
last night on a visit to bis brother, Dr.
W. O. Galloway. Capt. GUoway ia
to have his eyes treated by his brother.
Woodus Kellum, Esq., re
turned yesterday from Jackaoovillr,
where he attended Onslow Superior
Court, Judge Ferguson presiding. Tne
criminal docket was cotnple ed yester
day and the balance of the week will
be devoted to the trial of civil causes.
Mr. Thomas H. Frost, the most
extensively known telegrapher in tbe
country;with perhaps one exception, ia
here witb the Coast Line. Tom is
knowu locally as "All to the good."
He has recently returntJ from the
Orient, where he waa with the s'goal
corps of tbe Dulled States Army.
A Great SansaMot..
There was a big sensation in L3es
ville, Iod., when W. H. Brown, of
that place, who was expected to die,
had his life saved by Dr. King's Npw
Discovery for Consumption. He
writes:" "I endured insufferable .ago
nies from astbms, but your New Dis
covery gave me Immediate relief, ai d
soon thereafter effected a complete
cure." Similar cures of Consumption,
Pneumonia, Bronchitis and Grip are
numeroufr. It's the peerlets remedy
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Price 60o and $1.00. Guaranteed by
R. R. Bellamy, druggist. Trial hot-
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