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K003EVELT 1ST DOWN EASY.
The final adjournment of the
Senate, without confirming the
nomination ol tho negro, Dr. Crum
as collector of the port of Charles
ton and bia prompt and bullying
reappointment by President Roose
velt as soon as Congress adjourned
last Thursday, is a fruitful source of
editorial comment by the press
throughout tho United States.
We are sure the people of the
country are tired of this Crum
business and It is particularly dis
gusting to us or to any reasonable
man te observe the bull-headed and
infamous determination of Roose
velt to cram the negro down the
throats of the people of Charleston.
We altogether sympathize with the
News and Courier when it says it
can hardly approach the question
with any degree of patience or dis
cuss it in a temperate manner. Yet
our Charleston contemporary did.
review the matter in a calm,
convincing editorial that treated
the President with more deference
than he deserves. Indeed, if Roose
velt were open to reason, tho News
and Courier's article alone would
be sufficient reason for him to with
draw the Crum nomination.
As an indication of the tiresome
fight of the President to land Crum,
the Chattanooga Times, an able
Democratic paper, says:
Tne President if unqualifiedly right
la bis demand upon the Senate that It
ct on the Crum appointment before
adj urnmeot Tbe matter has been
aiiwtd 10 go on unsettled lone
enough, aa the President frankly de
clares. Tbe disposition to postpone
aciion because of Senator Till-
ma-i'a atsuce Is . altogether uo
jtiit ffed. Ererj Senator knows tbat
11. Tillman Is violently opposed to
Crum's nomination, and be could do no
mora than emphasise bis opposition if
be re present, tie bat notblng to
sty be bas not already said, and bence
nn hint can be rained by delay. Tbe
prr dent does not ssy 89 but as a fact
to attitude of the Senate with refer
ence to tbe matter is cowardly. Crum
ought either be endorsed or not. Tbe
lttue Is thoroughly understood; tbe
pr tident absolutely declines to recede
from his poiUion, and the matter Is
sq isrely up to tbe Senate and tbe re
sponsibility is entirely with that body.
The Times no doubt gives utter
ance to the above view because it
regards the confirmation of Crum
as ultimately inevitable. Our con
temporary, however, is mistaken.
The nomination of Crum will never
be confirmed, whether Roosevelt is
elected or not. The Senate on
three occasions has failed to con
firm him and thus given Roosevelt
a good opportunity to withdraw his
name, but with a narrow mindness,
perveraeness and imperionsness that
calls for the indignation of fair
minded Americans, he has sent in
hi j nomination the fourth or fifth
tW, if we mistake not.
Neither is there ground for the
opinion of the Times that "the
President is unqualifiedly right in
hia demand upon the Senate that it
act on the Crum appointment before
adjournment." These appointments
must bo made by and with the ad
vice and consent of the Senate, and,
in refusing to confirm, the Senate
is standing as much upon its rights
as the President has to insist on its
consent. If it had been forced to
act, the Senate would have refused
to confirm the nomination of Crum,
and this the Republicans who stand
by the Democrats in this matter
could never have done in the face of
a Presidential election. The ab
eace oi senator Tillman a&orded a
good excuse for the matter to again
go over. No, the Senate did not
act cowardly, but acted with
Jli i. . ....
uiscreuon in not sitting down on
- Roosevelt: That was all there was
At any rato, Roosevelt-wlll get all
out of the Crum business as the'
. politics involved in it will admit.
ue has stuck to his nigger, and as
-the racket cannot be used to any
Party advantage after the election.
the Senate will then settle the mat
ter by emphasizing its right to re-
The Charleston News and Courier
states that Ann hmilKul man In
a.CharlfiHt;nn .van k.J.
, J v.s.J VVIUIUC1UM uvuj
ia tne city, every firm having bus!
ss with the custom house, and the
egislature itself respectfully petl -
ded the President against the ap -
iniment of Crum. It was shown
that not a negra does bnalnAn .it 1,
tho custom House, that no negro
cornea in contact at all with the
collector, and that the President
should consider "the rights of the
white business men of Charleston
as against the rights of one negro
or one white man. if von inBa
m af faviwvi
He declined to have any such con-
siaeration or. the proud people of
Charleston and ignored the reaneBt
ox tne Ueneral Aaiemblv af a at.
ereign State. The Senate looked at
rf v M
it In a different light, for upon three
occasions since the appointment was
made eighteen months ago, and with
a majority of Republicans having it
In their power to confirm it at any
time, that body of out national leg
islature has stood by the tights of a
community interest against those of
one individual. . ..
Roosevelt's threat to call an extra
session of the Senate to force It to
act on the" Crum appointment is
highhanded bnt it is characteristic I
of the Rough Rider. It is well cal
culated to arouse the indignation of
freeman, and calls not only for the
contempt of a humiliated business
centre bnt the resentment of a hec
This is as mildly as we can put It.
LONG AHD BLOODY WAR AHEAD.
King Edward of Great Britain,
and King Christian of Denmark,
some time ago made proposals to
the Czar of Russia, tendering their
friendly offices in bringing about an
end of the war between Japan and
Russia. The cablegrams from St.
Petersburg in yestersday'a Stab,
however, informs us that the Official
Messenger, published at St. Peters
burg, contained on Friday an offi
cial gazette from the Russian gov
ernment, rejecting mediation.
xne gazette, in tact, announces
that none of tie . foreign powers
have "officially" tendered their
good offices in behalf of mediation,
and doubtless considering the
propositions of King Edward and
Christian as merely personal, the
imperial government shuts off any
contemplated efforts of peace makers
by announcing to the world that
no friendly mediation can have
any success." The gazette goes on
to say: "Similarly the imperial
government will not admit the in
tervention of any power whatsoever
in the negotiations which will oc
cur between Russia and Japan after
the termination of hostile operations
in order to determine the conditions
The Russian government declares
that it did not wish war and every
thing within the limits of possibility
was done by her to solve the compli
cations in a peaceable manner, "but
after the treacherous surprise on the
part of the Japanese, which forced
Russia to take up arms, obviously no
friendly mediation can have any suc
cess." This attitude of Russia dispells all
hope of an early termination of the
war. The Bear has been wounded
to desperation and the uncompromis
ing determination to fight to the last
ditch and even to the bankruptcy of
the treasury, means no end of trouble
for plucky Japan. With her prestige
as a world power, her predominance
in the Far East to be asserted, and
the imperial pride to be held aloft,
Russia's determination to fight the
war to a finish is just what any na
tion would do. It is the fight of her
life, and as it is also a question
as to whether Japan will have
to haul in her horns and
content herself with being a
little yellow nation by sufferance,
Japan is also determined to "fight it
out if it takes all summer," as the
importurbable Grant was won't to
All this means that the world
must expect a long and bloody war.
When hostilities were begun, we
said It was the beginning, but where
or when or how it would end no one
END OF THE 58TH COHORESS.
The Flftv-eirhth Congress since
the foundation of the republic ad-
jonrned sine die at Washington on
Thursday. The Senators and Rep
resentatives will now return home,
take a rest, and then prepare for the
neat political battle that is to be
waged from July till November.
The closing session of Congress
was a field day for political debate.
The Democrats goaded the Repub
licans unmercifully and scored In
both'the House and the Senate many
points that will tell in the coming
Throughout the session, under
the leadership of John Sharpe Wil
liams, of Mississippi, the Demo-
crats have had the Republicans on
the defensive. : The leader has
demonstrated his eminent ability as
a statesman, his pre-eminence as a
leader and his shrewdness and saga
city as a political foeman. All
honor to him.
The bitter hostility of William J.
Brvanto Alton B. Parker a man
1 who twice supported him for Presi
1 dent, though opposed to his plat-
orms is absolutely disgusting.
THE DEAD RETURNED TO LIFE.
The Chattanooga Times prints a
special dispatch from Gainesboro,
Tenn.,. under date of April 26,
John Sloan, living in the second
district, apparently died Monday
morning about o'clock. Tne neigh
bors gathered and dug a grave. Late
in tho evening when they were plac
ing mm m a comn he came back to
life and was still living at last reports,
witn a I air chance or recovery.
This is a notable circumstance, it
Is true, but it will be just One more
argument for Col. William Jennings
Bryan that his friends should con
tinue to sit up with the corpse of
the Kansas City platform. How
ever, if there is any signs of life in
the 189 5, and 1900 platforms they
will be knocked In the head in self
defence at the St. Louis convention.
The stenographer of H. - H. Ro
gers, the Standard Oil magnate, Is
an exceedingly bright young lady
and receives a salary of $10,000 a
year. We just know that she's
awful pretty and powerful sweet at
that price, but to send in a matri
monial ultimatum until she has five
years more of salary would be like
killing the goose that lays the gold
Bourke Cockran's experience with
Dalzell should teach Democrats that
when they can't conscientiously sup
port the nominee of their own par
ty, they ought to take to the woods
rather than acquire the tag of "ir
regularity" and then get insulted by
the ingrates who benefitted by his
Washington Post: "Another sci
entific claim has been exploded. It
has been shown that the scientist
who discovered that fish could talk
had his jug with him." Some might
be led to believe that there is some
sort of muslo among the fishes, for
there are fish scales, yon know.
Mayor Weaver, of Philadelphia,
must feel like a suck-egg dog. He
caused a pretty telephone girl to
lose her job, all for five cents, and
the Philadelphia papers are justly
roasting him by the column every
dav. He's no man at all. Only a
small potato and few in a hill.
At Havana on Thursday a crazy
anarchist attempted to assassinate
General Nunez, the civil governor.
He Claims that he had orders rrom
President Roosevelt to Intervene in
the government of Cuba. There s
no telline where the effect of these
"executive orders" will end I
A newspaper advises farmers not
to buy stocks. Don't pay any at
tention to such flapdoodle advice.
These gabble-gifted theorists don't
know yon depend on plow stocks to
make clothes material and bread
stuffs for the world.
A man at Selinserove, Pa , has
ined out a writ of injunction to pre
vent the destruction of the town
pump. There is a lingering sus
picion that he considers that the
time has not yet passed for him to
cool oft his hot flues.
The United States Geological
Survev has named a seak in the
State of Washington Booker, in
"honor" of Booker T. Washington,
They must have seen lots of coons
in that mountain.
JohnKendrlck Bangs, the author,
was married in New York on Wed
nesday and his best man was his
son. John Kendrick Banes. Jr.
This bangs bob-tail.
A North Carolina Kitohin will
hereafter appear to President Roose
velt as the best equipped cook-shop
in which to get a good "roast."
Friends will regret to know
that the venerable mother of Mayor
pro tern. W. H. Yopp Is quite sick and
not exnected to live, at her home In
Dr. Wright Hall, who has been
confined by Illness to his home lor
several days, Is now able to be up
araln much to the srratlflcatlon of his
April was a fairly good matri
monial month. The Register of Deeds
Issued during that period 80 marriage
licenses, 13 to white couples and 17 to
colored persons. -
Fflvetteville has organized a
first class baseball team and has ar
ranged to finance It by an association
of which Mr. C. J. Cooper Is team
manager with 8. B. Home assist
Col. Jno. L. Cantwell last week
heard of the death of his comrade in
tha Mexican War. Lieut. Louis F.
Robertson, of Co. F, Palmetto Kegl
ment. of South Carolina. Lieut Rob
ertson died at Charleston, 8. O.
The hosts of friends of Capt.
Bwlft Galloway will be glad to know
that an operation performed upon his
eyes by his brother. Dr. W. a Gallo-
at th James Walker Memorial
Hospital Saturday, was entirely sue
ouafniand that In a short time nis
sight will be entirely restored.
WILMINGTON, N. 0.,
MEETS IN MAXTON.
Sixth District Congressional Con
vention, to Be Held There
Thursday, June 9th.
THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE.
gall Issued at a Zpeolal Heetlor la This
Ity Friday Bight Deleistes to Sf.
Lonls Qatheriof Will be Rec
ommended Other Notes.
Maxton, the place.
Thursday, June 9th, the date.
Such was the decision of the Sixth
Dlstriet Democratic Executive Com
mittee at Its called meeting in this city
Friday night for the purpose of calling
the Congressional Convention and
naming the time and place for. the
holding thereof. Every member of
the committee was present and the
proceedings were harmonious through
out. There were slight differences
upon some points Involved In the pur
pose of the gathering, but all were ad
justed good-naturedly and without the
slightest friction. The meeting; was
held in the office of the chairman,
Col. George L. Morton, on the second
floor of the Murchison National Bank
building, and every member was In
attendance, viz: Ool. Morton, of New
Hanover (chairman); CoL B. F. Mto-
Bae, or Kobeson (secretary) ; ueo. a.
Bellamy, of Brunswick; A. Sin
clair, Esq., of Cumberland; EL C.
Moffitt, of Columbus; E. F. McOul
loch, of Bladen, and G. K. Grantham,
Tko meeting was called to or
der a 9 o'clock and Chairman Morton
stated the object. The time of holding
the convention was declared open for
discussion. The secretary read a com
munication from B. G. Empie, Esq.,
Dr. J. E. Matthews, Mr. M. B.Willard,
Cameron F. MacBae, Esq., and other
friends of Mr. Iredell Mearer, New
Hanover's candidate, stating that it
had been circulated through the me
dium of the newspapers that the com
mittee was probably favorable to an
early convention ; that it had been tbe
custom not to hold the convention
until July and August and tbat as
friends of Mr. Mearcs they very much
desired tbat the custom be not departed
from and that the convention be called
certainly not until after the State and
National conventions for obvious rea
sons, unairman Morton men mvuea a
motion upon the subject and Mr.Momtt
moved that the date be Thursday, June
9th. In seconding the motion Col.
MacRae ssld that June 9tb would bs
only two weeks previous to the State
convention. Mr. Sinclair said it was
very desirable to have tbe district
gathering before the State convention
so tbat the people could express
a preference for delegates to the
National .convention. There was
Democracy in that Idea and It
should appeal to members of the
eMataaltU. - Ool. HatUM vomoa tat)
same sentiment and the views of others
were solicited by the chairman. All
appeared favorable to an early con
vention with the possible exception of
Mr. Mcculloch, who said his county
had no candidate and was desirous of
being perfectly fair to all aides, tie
did cot want any candidate to feel
that a anan convention had been called.
There was further discussion and upon
a vote being taken, June 9th was
unanimously selected as thedate.
Tbe question of a place for holding
the convention was tben suggested
and Col. MacRae read a very cordial
Invitation for the convention to come
to Maxton, signed by Mr. A. J. Mc
Klnnon. chairman of the Board of
Trade, Mayor J. a Parrlsb, Editor M.
G. McKenzle, Messrs. a. . Murray,
A. A. McLean. W. W. Smith, A. O.
McKinnon, T. O. Bvans, F. M.
Wooten. Lm. t. uook. j. a. weamenj
and others. Col. MacRae spoke of tbe
splendid hotel accommodations and
railroad accommodations oi -Merry
Maiion" and urged bis fellow com
mltteemen to accept the invitation of
his town. Chairman Morton exienaea
a cordial invitation In behalf of the
city of Wilmington. Mr. Sinclair
spoke eninusiasuc&uy oi uajciuj-
vilia'a dealre to entertain the conven
tlon and tbe eligibility of the lo
cation. Mr. Bellamy and Mr. Moffitt
bonded the nomination of Maxton,
and Messrs. Grantham ana Mcuui-
loch did likewise for Fayettevuie,
The first ballot resulted correspond'
inely: Msxton, 8; Fayetteville, 3;
Wilmington. 1. A second vote re
suited In Chairman Morton's breaking
tha tie in favor of Maxton. explaining
to his Favettevllle friends that it was
nnlv because the last convention had
been held In their city that he felt
nnatrained to exnresa the preference
for Maxton. Upon motion tne cnoice
rt Ms x too was made unanimous.
IT non aufffireation of Mr. Moffitt It
was decided to select at the convention
two delegates and two alternates to
the National Convention for recom
mendation to the State convention.
The call for the convention was tben
formulated as follows:
WruraraTOK, N. 0., April 'J29, 1904.
At a meeting of the Democratic Ex
Aciitlve Committee of the Sixth Con
frnaainnal District here this date,
the Congressional convention Is hereby
called to meet at Maxton, N. C, on
Thnradav. June 9th. 1904. at 12 o'clock
noon, for the purpose of nomina
ting a candidate tor Congress and
electing two delegates and two
alternates to the Democratic jxauonai
Convention, at St. Louis.
Geo. L. Morton, Chairman
E. F. MoBae, Secretary.
JUST WATCH US GROW.
Pdstofftce Receipts for April Increased
More Than $1,000 Over Last Year.
At the close of business last night
tbe receipts at the Wilmington post
office during the month of April foot
ed up the handsome sum of $6,128.73
against $5,028 during April, 1903. The
Increase is $1,080.73 for the montb.or at
the rate of more than $12,000 a year.
In other words, the increase over same
month last vear is approximately 18
per cent. Those figures are a very
aiifvinar Index to the city's con
Governor Aycock will deliver
the address at the close of Ashpole
Institute May 19th. On the same
dav Mr. R. B. Glenn will deliver
the address in Lnmberton at the
doslnsr exercises of Kobeson Insti
FRIDAY, MAY 6, 1904.
PAST EXPRESS HIT CHILD.
Dlstresilat Accident at Castle Hsyses
Pildsy Moralnr LKtle Soa of
' ; Mr. aid Mrs. Winders Hart.
A distressing accident -occurred at
Castle Haynes, eight miles north of
Wilmington on the W. & W. Bail
road, Friday morning about 8:30
o'clock, and as a result thereof CarL
William, the little 18-months-old son
of Mr. and Mrs. John W. Winders,
was severely Injured. However, the
latest advices by telephone from Castle
Haynes are that the little sufferer
was doing as well as could be expected
and the parents had strong hopes of
his reoovery. The child was struck
by extra express train No. S3, which
left Wilmington about 8 o'clock Fri
day morning, the nllot in front of
the engine having csrushed the skull
and pitched the little fellow some dis
tance from the track, the accident
occurring about 100 yard' from the
Mr. and Mrs. Winders live only a
short way from the station, and tbe
agent, Mr. C. H. Carter, of whom the
child is very fond, boards there. Fri
day morning while the mother waa
busy about her household duties,' the
little leuow supped out the back way
and presumably started to the depot
to see Mr. Carter. The boy was be
tween the main and the aide track and
was on tbe end of the cross-ties of the
main Hup. Engineer Wilcox did not
see the little boy until it was too late.
As soon as the accident occurred the
lifeless form of the little fellow was
picked up and carried to the bouse. Dr.
Pride J. Thomas got a telephone mes
sage in time to catch the outgoing pas
senger train and he was soon on tbe
scenf.mlnlslerlng to the suffering of the
little one. xne boy is a grandson of Mr.
Samuel Blossom, a well known citizen
of the county. The parents have the
earnest hope of the entire community
that their little son will survive his in
PR ETIY COUNTRY WEDDINO.
Aaele Ellzsbeth Jsmes Bride
Popalir Maxtoa Young Ms
Special Star Correspondence.
Wallace, N. C, April 28. Amid
palms, cut flowers and ferns, and sur
rounded by sturdy oaks in the grove,
tbe rich green strawberry fields thickly
dotted with berries of various tints and
creamy while blooms on the slopes to
the west, and the atmosphere permeat
ed with various odors from the cosy
woods and wild flowers on the east.
the handsome country borne or Mr.
Stephen H. Colwell, nesr Wallace,
was on wedoeiaay the beautiful scene
In which Miss Annie Elizabeth James,
daughter of the late O. P. James, ot
Sampson county, was gently led to
the altar of love by Mr. McKay Mc
Kinnon, Jr., of Maxton, N. O. The
ceremony was with tbe ring ana was
performed at S o'clock by Rev. Dr. D.
15. Clayton, or Columbia, u. c, oemg
In his 87th vear. well preserved ohysl
caily and Intellectually and the bride's
pastor since cblldnooa. - :
The Tairnd laden tod bride wore a
conventional travelling suit of brown
and champagne color intermingled.
Each graced the other perfectly. She
was given away by hrr brother, Mr.
H. A. James, of Sampson. The groom
is a very popular gentleman of fine
physique and cultured bearing. He
was attended by his friend. Mr. ti. M.
Williams, of Maxton. as best man.
The assemblage which witnessed tbe
ceremony consisted of a few near rela
tives and friends. A number of very
handsome and useful wedding gifts
Tbe bride has made her home in
Wilmington the past three years, and
all who know her love her. After the
ceremony the party repaired to the
spacious dining room of the home,
where luncheon was served and en
joyed. After bidding farewell to
friends and single wretchedness, the
couple ran the gauntlet of showers of
rice and left on the northbound tram
for a bridal tour north. Later they
will return and open their doors to
friends in the pretty little town of
COAST LINE MUST CONNECT.
Commission's Power, However, Yet to be
Tested Intercellei-late Athletics.
Special Star Telegram.
Raleigh, N.O., April 80. The jury
returned a verdict thla afternoon find
ing It reasonable and practicable for
the Corporation Commission to require
the Atlantic Coast Line to run a new
train dally, leaving Rocky Mount at
12:50. arrivineat Belma at 3:3. to con
nect with the Southern train for Ba
laton and Greensboro. The jury esti
mates the cost of the train at $10 per
day and probable passenger receipts
$35 per day.
Under instructions from -juage
Brown thev found the four firat iuues
for the Coast Line, that It, that it is
not possible to move up the schedule
of train No. 89 for the Belma
connection or to extend the run
of either the Plymouth or Spring
Hone trains to Selma from Rocky
Mount; also the fourth Issue, that it
was necessary, if connection was to
be made, to run the new train for that
purpose. When court reconvenes Mon
day there will be argument by counsel
before Judge Brown without a jury,
aa to tbe right of the commission un
der the law to order tbe Coast Line to
put on a new train.
In the intercollegiate track meet
here this afternoon between the A. &
M. and Trinity College teams, the A.
& M. won allibut three of the thirteen
events, getting a total of 65 points
against six by Trinity. In several
events the A. & M. took all three
placer, not allowing Trinity aalngle
SIX ARE FOR STEDMAN.
Cosfreesloaal Execotive Committee Mem
bers Not Backward With Preference.
The meeting .of the Congressional
Committee in Wilmington Friday
was not long In bringing State politics
to the fore. The gubernatorial race
was the prolific source of discussion.
As an example of the sentiment of the
Sixth district, a, private poll or the
aeven members of the committee from
as many counties ahowed tbat alx of
the number were enthusiastic Sted
man men. And they were not back
ward about expressing their prefer
ences for their favorite candidate,
either. They all spoke with confi
dence ot the result of the State con
vention in June1.
FAST TRAIN WRECKED
Head-0n Collision Between
C. L. Limited No. 35 and a
EARLY SATURDAY MORNING.
Both Estlie Crews Applied EmerieBcy
Brakes asd Saved Themselves by
JinpIag-Ne Oae Seriously
Hart -Traffic Blockel.
Train No. 35, the fast vestibule on
the Atlantic C5st Line, known as the
Florida and West Indian Limited was
in head-on collision with the second
section' of through freight No. 208,
bound from Florida north, jme mile
north of Scrantou. B. Q, ' Saturday
morning batween 4 and 5 o'clock.
Both engines were turned round and
completely wrecked, the track torn up
for a hundred yards or more and
traffic blocked until 4 o'clock Saturday
afternoon. Trains were detoured via
Sumter, B. C, with very little incon
venience, jrortunateiy no one was
seriously hurt in thewreck. Oapt.W.
N. Royall, general superintendent of
the A. O. lT, left on the 6 o'clock
Charleston train Saturday morning
for the scene of the collision, wreck
ing trains haying been dispatched at
once from Florence. The story of the
smash-up Is thus told in Saturday
afternoon's Florence Times:
"Engineer McMillan, of the freight.
places the cause of the wreck on the
fact that his watch had lost time, and
be was twenty minutes slow. He
had reached Bcranton, where he should
have sidetracked for the fast mail, he
running a north baund freight, bat
thought that he had time to make the
siding at Cowards, acd pulled on for
tbat point. A ml;e from Scranton be
struck the fast mail going south. The
night waa f- ggy and Eaglneer McMil
lan was not certain whether the light
be saw ahead was a head light or not
until the two trains struck.
"Nobody was seriously hurt, both
Engineer Mills, of the fast mall, and
McMillan, of the freight, put on
emergency brakes and that broke the
force of tbe blow very materially.
Both engineers and firemen jumped
and are bruised from their fall. The
narrowest escape of all was that for
the mail clerk, who was in the corner
of the mail car tbat was smashed,
When the engines struck they turned
both together towards the pine woods
and a car on each train followed them.
The end of the mall car, which
was next the engine and the first
box car of tne freight were
smashed. The mall clerk was B. B,
Tharin, of Washington. He and his
reisrber. J. U. Thomas, of Washier
ton, were bruised but both could walk
when they returned here. They were
sent.on by way of Sumter with the
-svrai of the . naasenarera were
bruised and their nervous systems
slightly shocked. Conductor Coun
cil sent oil at once for Dr. W. S.
Lynch and he with Dr. Gregg, the
Coast Line surgeon from here, attend
ed all the wounded who needed any
"The wrecked passenger train was
returned to Florence ana continued
Its southward course by way of Sum
ter. Train No. 40 came straight
through but was delayed three hours
walling for the wreckage to be cleared.
The local going to Charleston this
morning was also delayed about
the same length of time at the wreck.
"Tbe two engines, the mall car and
several freight cars were left a tan
gled mass of iroa and steel and splin
tered wood. The engines as they went
together left the track and rolled down
the embankment Into the ditch, where
they -were left helpless In almost the
same position as when the crash came,
The mall car. too. went Into the ditch.
and was pretty badly torn up. The
largest part of the wreckage having
been ditched, the track was not mock
ed aa bad as it might have been."
L08AL SHIPPINQ DURINQ APRIL
Repert ol Harbor Master Shows Arrivals
and Departnres ef Vessels.
The monthly report of Capt Edgar
D. Williams, harbor master, shows
arrival of vessels of 90 tons and over
during April aa follows:
American Nine steamships, 11,512
ions; one brig, 495 tons; six schooners,
2,875 tons. Total number of vessels,
16 ; total tonnage, 14,883.
Foreign One barque, 514 tons;
three schooners, 579 tons. Total num
ber of vessels, 4; total tonnage, 1,093.
The grand total number of vessels
is 20; total tonnage, 15,975. The re
port compares very favorably with
the same month last year.
WAS IT MAJOR DICKSON?
Unkaowo Man Drewaed Friday Night Most
Probably Identified Half-Wlttled.
Major Dickson, a half-witted man
employed by one of the cross-tie con
cerns doing business in Wilmington,
has disappeared since Friday evening,
and It Is reasonably certain it was he
who was drowned in the river by the
capsizing of a boat off the A. C L.
lower yards night before last His body
bas not yet been recovered, but it Is
said that there Is hardly a doubt but
that It was he who was seen by the
workmen of the Coast Line, when he
Dickson lived with his wife and one
child on Seventh, between Brunswick
and Bladen streets. He was a familiar
character oa the streets and at one
time was sant to the insane asylum,
but after three months waa discharged.
- Raleigh News and Ooserver:
It waa announced late this afternoon
at the office of the Southern railway
that General Passenger Agent 8. H.
Hard wick has been appointed to be
general passenger tramo manager,
the position made vacant by the
death of Mr. Wm. Turk, and that
Assistant Passenger Agent W. H.
Tavlor. Atlanta, is to succee Mr.
Hard wick: Assistant General Pas
senger Brooks Is transferred to At
lanta from Washington.
'AS A UNIT FOR STEDMAN.
Qailford CooBty Convestion Ussalmonsly
Endorsed Him for Governor.
Special Star Telegram
Greeksbobo, N. a, April 80.
Pursuant (o Instructions sent up from
the primaries held Wednesday, the
Guilford County Democratlo Conven
tion to-day enthusiastically endorsed
Major Charles M. Stedman for Gov
ernor. Every mention of Major Sted-
mai's name was the signal for tumul
tuous applause and it may be said
without exaggeration that the Gull-
ford, Democracy is as one man for the
distinguished o'tlzen, whom it will
present for the next Governor. The
tinging resolulionaendoning his can
didacy were offered by CoL Jamea T.
Moreheadand unanimously adopted.
They were in part as follows:
'That we commend to the Democ
racy of North Carolina as a Democrat
In whom there is no guile, as a states
man of profound learning and wisdom,
a scholar and student whose ripe ex
perience and age eminently fit him for
the office of Governor.
"That we earnestly urge that the
Democracy of North Carolina reward
this splendid patriot and hero, whose
service to 'our State began as a sol
dier when a boy upon the battlefield
at Bethel, and who has never shirked
a duty or abandoned a field so long as
there was a service to perform, and
whose wisdom and conservatism as a
citizen, unfettered by entangling alli
ances and factions, render bim agree
able to all elements of our party de
siring honest govfirnmeat justly ad
ministered." Unfounded Patnori
was circulating on tbe
morning that Capt. Will Robeson,
commanding the steamer 'Hurl, had
killed a negro on the boat yesterday
evening; then the rumor shifted to his
younger brother, James Kobeson, as
having committed the deed. TheiOo
server learns that the rumor had its
foundation in the fact that a negro was
struck by James Robeson at some time
during the trip of tbe 'City of Fayette
ville. The hand was drunk and re
fused to work, it is stated, and cursed
Oapt.W. A. Robeson, Sr. Going below
and continuing to curse, be was struck
in the head by James Robeson, and his
injury was at first thought to be very
serious; but tbe reporter is informed
that he is about out of danger."
Proposed Increase of $8,000,000 la
the Preferred Capital Stock.
By TolegTpb to the Horning Star.
New York, April 80. An official
circular of the Virginia-Carolina
Chemical Company, issued -to-day to
the stockholders, says:
"Referring to the circular of April
11th, requesting proxies for the spe
cial meeting ot the stockholders, to
be hsld on May 18tb, to consider the
proposed Increase of $3,000,000 in the
authorized preferred capital stock of
; the company, and the sale of $6,000,-
000 of such Increase, the board of di
rectors take pleasure In stating tbat
proxies for a large amount of each
class of the stock, and in about equal
proportions, have already been re
'Since the date of the circular, a
syndicate has been formed by Messrs.
Blair & Co., guaranteeing subscrip
tions by the syndicate to any part of
the $6,000,000 of preferred stock not
taken by the stockholders under their
privilege to subscribe to the same as
stated in the circular."
WHISKEY FR1UD CASES.
Trials la the Federal Coart at Qreeas-
boro, N f.
Bj Telegraph to th Morning Star.
Raleigh, N O . April 30. A special
from Greensboro, N. O , says:
To day, in the Federal court, Die-
trlct Attorney Holton announced tbat
the government rested Us case against
T. M. Angle, B. F. Sprinkle and Wm.
Youdst. indicted for complicity In the
whiskey rraud cases. It is alleged that
by means of juggling with stamps the
government has been defrauded out of
$100,000 in this state alone, and A. J.
Davis, a gauger, having been convict
ed, the indictment or tbe above men
tioned men,tos;ether with that of H. O.
Sprinkle and J. T. Sprinkle, followed.
The two latter, however, were not
placed on trial as they had absconded.
It is cot believed tbat the defendants
will Introduce any testimony and argU'
ment will probably begin Monday.
The Pocahontas, Plylog Between Rich
mood and Norfolk Loss $150,000.
B j Telegraph to toe morning Star.
Richmond, Va., April SO. The
Virginia Navigation Company's steam
er Pocahontas, which bas been plying
between Richmond and Norfolk, was
burned at her wharf here to-night,
practically everything but her Iron
hull being consumed. The boat cost
about $150,000 eleven years ago, and
was quite handsomely fitted up and
furnished. The insurance on her will
very nearly if not quite cover the loss.
It Is stated. The origin of the fire ia
Mrs. Mary G. Coulter, of
Ogden, a prominent Utah clnb wo
man, will not be allowed to make an
address at the biennial convention
of the National Federation ot Wo
man's Clubs at St. Louis, on May
17th next, because she voted for
Reed Smoot while a member of the
last Legislature. Mrs. Anna D.
Nash, of Boston, chairman of the
domestic science department of the
federation, the subjeot on whioh, it
Is asserted, Mrs. Coulter was to
speak, says repeated requests bare
been made by Mrs. Coulters friends,
asking that she be invited to niake
an address, but on account of gen
eral opposition of club members Of
Utah, based, It Is said, on Mrs.
Coulter's support of Smoot, the re
quests had been . refused, am.
Coulter is not a Mormon. St. Louis
SPIRITS TIIPPPNTINP ' ; I
Governor Avcock has
nounced that he will make school
speeches at StatesvUle, May 16th:
uonoora. xta: uaviason couece.
24th, and the State Normal Indus-
rial College, Greensboro, 26th.
The revenue official who was on
rial at Greensboro for swindling
the government out of $100,000 in
connection with the Milton whiskey
.anus, ituetiu ignorance ox tne
aw. The whiakev distillers
Morehead Coaater: Wa
AH AAHAA In tl. I LI it
vuuuuuuiig lu tug lUVBBMg&tlUg CO!' '
uuttee ox me a. aa jn. u. &. R. that
they will throw on the searchlight
instead of throwing mud. We sup
pose the Bryan administration is
ready and willing to stand on its
Greenville Reflector: The gen
eral belief is expressed that the to
bacco crop of Pitt county this year
will not be over fifty per cent, of
what it was last year. Scarcity
of farm labor is the report from all
sections of the county, but a large '
cotton crop is being planted.
Raleigh News and Observer:
A year ago some of the farmers in
craven county hoped that the
Portuguese labor wonld solve the
farm labor problem. The experi
ment turned out disastrously. The
best labor for Southern farms is the
Southern-bred negro. v
Charlotte Chronicle: Mr.
Pritchard's promotion to the
United States Circuit Conrt bench
carries with it an increase of $1,000 .
a year salary. He has been worry
ing along In Washington on $6,009
year. Now he will get $7,000 a
(ear as long as he lives and behaves
Salisbury Sunt The Kesler
Cotton Mill Company, which has
been operating a mill in East Salis
bury and another in the building
formerly occupied by the Littman
Cordage Company, will consolidate
the operations of the two mills and
all the machinery in the Littman
building will be moved to the' Kesler
mill. The force of operatives at the
latter mill will be increased by about
40 per cent,
Governor Aycock has appinted
the following commissioners from
North Carolina to the St. Louis
Exposition: M. W. Ransom, F. B.
Arendell, Cameron Morrison, W,
G. Bradsbaw, W. R. Odell, J. S .
Spencer, George W. Pack, Moses
Cone, W. L. Holt, J. Van Lindley,
L. Banks Holt, N. B. McCanneBB
H. G. Chatham, D. A. Tompkins,
R. P. Richardson, Charles J. Harris,
E. B. C. Hambley, H. E. Fries,
A. W. Haywood, George W. Watts,
P. M. Brown, J. J. Farris, Joseph
Monroe Enquirer: "Say, you
had something tn the Enquirer about
milk being made unfit for use because
cows feed on wild onions. I have a
remedy for that," said Mr. Luther S.
Griffin over the 'phone to this writer
a few days ago. We told him to speak
np quick and give that remedy for
a waiting world was in a hurry to
have the remedy applied. "Easy
and simple as taking a drink of wa
ter," said Mr. Griffin. "Just give the
cow that eats onions a tablespoonful
of molasses twice or three times
day and yon will never have any
trouble with onion taste or odor in
milk or butter. Mv cows graze on
onions as thick as wheat and there Is
not a trace of onion in milk and but
ter. I have tried the molasses rem
edy thoroughly and know what I am
talking about. We are glad to give
Mr. lirimn'a experience and hope
others will try this cheap and simple
The twenty-first annual con
vention of the North Carolina Sun
day School Association has just
olosed in Greensboro. It was by far
the largest and best convention the
association has ever held. There
were 350 delegates in attendance,
almost three times as many as last
year. At the' meeting on Thursday
the roll oi counties was called and
the following responded: Ala
mance, Orange, Durham,. Wake,
Johnston, Granville, Person, Samp
son, Cumberland, Duplin, JNew
Hanover, Pitt, Nash, Halifax, War
Davidson, Randolph, Cabarrus,
Stanly, Mecklenburg, Davie, x ad
kin and Surry. Many of these coun
ties made splendid reports of work
done during the past year. Among
the best organized connties in the
State are Wayne, Duplin, Yadkin,
Randolph and Wake.
At Raleigh on Friday the Sec
retary of State incorporated the
Easton Land and Liumoer com
pany, of Whealton, Beaufort coun
ty. Its purpose is to deal in tim
ber, logB and wood, lands on which
these are found, manufacture lum
ber, engage in transportation and
towing, to operate marine railways,
to deal In merchandise, etc. xne
capital stock Is $100,000, and the
company begins with $50,000 paid
in. The incorporators arejF. Louis
Morgenstern, Jacob Ranb, John S.
Osterstock and Geo. A. Morgen
stern, of Easton, Pa., and Angus
D. MaoLeon, of Washington.
The International Railway Signal
Company, of Winston, was incor
porated. The company is to own
and operate a system of railway sig
nals, deal in patents and ideas, con
struct signals for railways, and to
manufacture railway signals. The
capital stock is $250,000. The torn-
Stny begins with $2,500 paid in.
he incorporators are C R. Trailer,
W. M. Hanes. A. H. Eller, Wm. A.
Blair. E. E. Gray, O. B. Eaton, O.
A. Reynolds, K. S. Lott, A. F.
Moses, Job. Rosenbocker, Lindsay '
Pattenon, D. N.palton, H.B. Lottr
W. O. Cox, C. R. Traxton, H. Mon
tague. The Greensboro Real Estate
Loan Company, of Greensboro, was
Incorporated. It is to deal in all ,
kinds of real, mixed and personal
estates. The capital is $10,000 and
the company begins with $1,000
"But," protested tho fair
maid, after the engagement had
been duly ratified, "this is the
same ring you gave Edyth three
months ago when yon were engaged
to her." "I know It Is, darling,"
replied the wise yonth, "but I had
It cut down three sizes in order to
make it fit your shapely finger."
And his explanation pleased her so
much she immediately fell on his
collar, and giggled for joy. Chicago
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