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IMP0RTAHCE OF SOUTHERN
The "Daily Bulletin of the Manu
facturers' Record," under date of
Baltimore, August 25th, contains an
Interesting article and valuable stat
istics concerning the export trade
of the principal cities of the United
States in. 1904 as compared with
those of 1903. Oar Baltimore con-
vcmuiinj a arncie lays stress on
the importance of our Southern
ports, and it is a most gratifying
exhibit that Is made of the increase
of their export trade. It shows
that tho export business of Wil
mington in 1904 was $19,085,221,
compared with 14,966,754 in 1903.
The increase at this port was $4,
118,648, which represents a growth
in one year of about 30 per cent In
the foreign trade of North Caro
lina's principal city. The Record's
Analysis by the Mnufcturerr
Record of official figures of the coun
try' export trade during the put two
fiiei years brings out several striking
factt about the steady growth of trade
at Southern porta and the Increasing
weight of the South In the country's
commerce. -In the fint place of the
several groups of customs districts of
the country the Qulf ports alone
showed an Increase in the value or ex
ports in the fiical year of 1904 over
those of 1903; in the second place, the
increase In the value of exports of cot
ton and its products was $47,600,000 or
$7,000,000 greater than the Increase in
the value or all expporls; in the third
place, the value o( exports originating
In the 8outh. directly or indirectly.
aooui &wj,wu uuo, constituted 40
ceu;. oi me tiiuo -oi ai- exports, and
its increase was nearly equal the total
increase over 1803. - .
The ' value or all export increased
between 1903 and 1904 from $1,420,
. 141,679 to $1,460,868,185, f qual to $10,-
726 508, or 8.8 per cent. Tne value In
created rrom 1306,422,527 to $358,883.
156 equal to $52,459,629, or 17.1 per
cent , at the Qulf ports. The decreases
were from $201,814,737 to $200,360,
312, qual to $1,451,894, or .6 per cent,
at Snith Atlantle ports; from $708,
357.243 to $696,764,461, equal to $5,-
592.782, or .7 per cent, at North At
lantic ports, and from $209,547,172 to
$204,861,226, equal to $4,085,646, or
2.2 per cent., at all others. The
charters at the several Southern ports
are shown in the following table:
Be u Tort
Georgetown, 8. 0...
Blchmond. ........ .
. Key West
Pe irl Blver
Brazos de Sum Ugo.
Paso del Norte......
" - 7,284
Of thn 90 norts from which merchan
dise was exported la 1903 or 1904, 41
showed decreases in the value of ex
port, 20 of theoa beine North Atlan
tic P'tr ts, four or them South Atlantic
parts, three or them Qulf ports and 17
of theat other ports. Of the 46 show
in increases, 19 were Southern ports.
It U interesting to note that the In
errors at Baltimore and Boston close
ly approached each other, being some
tniog more than $1,000,000 each; that
the increase at New York was but
$978,319. and that the decrease at Phil
adelphia was within $170,000' of the
decreate at Charleston, and that the
greatest increase in the country, $41,
195,370, was at Galveston, Texas. New
' York led, of course, in the value of its
exports, $506,808,013, with New Or
leans second, 148,d,iuo; wivwmi
third. $,445,T16,457; Boston fourth,
$19,845,072; Baltimore firth : $83 ,836 -164;
Philadelphia sixth, tfMiHfo'
and Savannah 1 seventh, $53,770,882.
no other port showing the value or ex
ports more than $35,000,000.
Or the 1904 exports, those exclusive
ly from the South were:
$370,810,246; cotton seed oil, $J.W.
280; cotton seed meal, $9,134.08S;
coa. $17.72?,515; naval "16.;
145,223, and phosphate, $6,517,S96--a
toul of $431,046,747. The South's
share In exports produced in other
parts or the country is well as In the
Hmnh mu ba estimated as follows:
Tobacco, $29,000,000; lumber in va
rious forms, $28,000,000; petroleum,
$26,000,000; grain. $24,000,050; pro
visions, $17,000,000; eattle,i 1.000,.
000; cotton goods, $9,000,000; fruits,
$3 000,000 -a total or $150,000,000. To
these totals must ba added the direct
and Indirtct proportion or the South a
share In the exports or iron and steel
products, of manufactures or wood
and leather aod lt products, estimated
at $9,000,000, making; the total weight
of the South in exports $590,000,000. or
' $40,000,000 more than Its share last
The campaign has now begun in
earnest. The spellbinders for both
sides aro on the stump. Republican
speakers are now trying to make the
people believe that Roosevelt will
hereafter wear a Iridle without a
stiff bit. 1 '
The Charlotte Chronicle is claim
ing 40,000 inhabitants for the city
oz Charlotte, taking into account
the suburban population.
Some Charlotte man who visited
Wrightsville Beach a few days ago,
gave the crowd a double action
spiel which left the impression that
in time New York will be on her
hunkers when it comes to trains? nn
against Charlotte as the metropolis
of America. He was telling how
that big electric power plant on the
Latawba, twentj'two miles from
Charlotte, will soon be inside the cor
porate limits. He stated that an
electric railway is to be built from
Charlotte to the Catawba Power
Company's plant, and expressed
confidence in the ultimate bulidinr
of a eolld line of manufactories - and
dwelling houses along the line be
tween Charlotte and the " plant.
That would make Charlotte lap
over eight miles into South Carolina,
but the Queen City wouldn't mind
a little thing like that.
All joking aside, however, there
is sufficient water power along the
Catawba from Paw Creek to Lands-
ford to run all the factories in the
United States by electricity, if they
should be within the zone of cur
That Charlotte man who had 'em
all sitting up straight at the Beach
believed every word he was" saying
about Charlotte's going to be the
the world. He ia an
worth every cent In the
box, when it comes
to emitting a
- Mr. J. E. Pogue, of Raleigh, sec
retary of the North Carolina Agri
cultural Society, sends us the prem
ium liat for the 44th State Fair to
beheld at Raleigh October 17th,
18th, 19th, 20th, 21st and 32nd.
The premiums aggregate $10,000 In
value, and the fair is expected to be
the biggest one in the history of the
Society. Wilmington is always
woll represented at the State Fair.
It looks fanny . that President
Roosevelt bad selected Col. Root to
run for Governor of New York.
Where was the Republican people
all the time that the selection of
their candidate was not left to
them? Since Root declines posl
liVlW- It U bmw,, .!!
the people will bo given a chance to
vote for somebody else.
It is stated that swallows and pur
ple martins are the best extermina
tors of mosquitoes. There are large
numbers of both of these birds in
llWmlngton, and probably that ac
counts for the comparative scarcity
of mosquitoes here this season. Don't
kill a swallow or a martin.
Miss Alice Murrie, of Boston, was
married on Friday to Dr. Tang
Yawn Fawn, a Chinese dentist who
has an office in Boston. The den
tist may have reason to be down in
the month if his American wife gets
tired of a Fawn-like life.
Judge Parker's declaration that
he will serve only one term, if elect
ed, is regarded by the London Spec
tator as unfortunate,, "as under the
constitution he will hardly have
time to carry out any great1 policy
We refuse to believe that any cam
paign is going on in Arkansas, for
Governor Jeff Davis hasn't knocked
the stuffing out of any judge or any
other fellow for three or four weeks.
while at work
"Mr. A. N. Currin,
yesterday at South
iwkf Mount as switchman, stooped
to couple some ears when his bead
was caught between the bumpers, kill
ing him instantly. Mr. Currin has
been living here only two months, his
home being near Oxford. His remains
left here last night on 31, the Bmtth
field Bhoo-fly, for Selma, from which
place it will be taken to Oxford."
Wed la Norfolk.
Miss Eva May, daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. O. H. Gilbert, formerly of Wil
mington, was married in Norfolk,
August 21st, to Mr. O. F. Morris, as
i.tnt rm.hier of the Southern Ball-
way In Norfolk. They have gone
North on a bridal tour and will reside
in Ghent, a suburb of Norfolk, upon
OaIii mWft state: "So - far as
toother features of the Maude Allen
mystery are concerned, there was no
development yesterday. If the Co
lumbia police have any more idea
now than they had two weeks ago as
who the dead woman is or as to who
killed her, tt baa not yet leaked
On Friday at Raleigh the State
authorized the Alpine Cotton Mills
at Morgahton to increase capiwu
stock from $100,000 to $250,000,
and to Issue preierrea srooa, w uu-
ration being also extended 60 years.
The Carolina ljana na miibwi
Company at Moyocir, uurmnw
county, was authorized to increase
its capital stocic irom
$100,000. A cnarier was gHu
the Watauga County Bank, at
Boone, with an authorized capital
stock of $10,000 and to do a com
mercial and savings business. ,
T, Tne fir8t qualification of a
itepubllcan campaign orator Is to be
able to prove that Mr. Roosevelt
will stand without hitching. -New
Mr. Roosevelt is said to favor
a free-for-all race for Governor. His
wish has already been gratified. All
the really fit candidates are racing
for the woods. New York World.
President Roosevelt has al
lowed his cabinet officers to blue
pencil hia letter of acceptance. This
Is the strongest proof of friendship
the world affords. Chicago Post.
A Chicago paper sneeringly
says: " Judge Parker has the wo
men, but our Teddy' has the men,
and the men vote." Yes, they vote
for the man favored by the women.
New York Herald. .
Washington Post: Judge
Parker has written a magazine arti
ole in which he contends that edu
cated men are greatly needed in!
politics. The argument is expected
to clinch the Devery vote.
With the departure of the
Virginia negro from the political
wood pile, the mugwump vote threat
ens to be something worth consid
ering. Richmond Times-Dispatch.
The Bishop of London has
received a gruesome gift of $25 from
an undertaker, who writes that it is
a thank-offenner "because trade has
been so brisk of late." Richmond
Times Dispatch. ,
Philadelphia Record: Judge
Parker is safe and sane. Theodore
Roosevelt is strenuous and rlskv.
This is the general popular judg
ment. The verdict of the voters at
the polls will be largely Influenced
by this estimate of the personal
characteristics of the two men.
It is understood that Gen
eral Groavenor has locked himself
up for for the purpose of preparing
figures to show that farmers should
thank the Republicans for $1.25
wheat and that the consumers must
blame the Democratic party for the
high price of flour. Washington
The amiable and esteemed
Press observes that President Boose-
velt's failure to wield his "Big Stick"
in the China ports must be a terrible
blow to the Democrats. Jekyll and
Hyde were no more unlike than the
bellicose President and the Quaker
candidate for election. If the people
give him a commission in his own
name the "Big Stick" wiU not long
remain "behind the piazza door."
ew i one world.
Walter Eittredge, author and
composer of, , the famous war-time
song "Tenting on the Old Camp
Ground," lives in Reed's Ferrv. N.
TT -a, - . . - '
royalties from ''Tenting" still come
in to him and, while not. large, help
to make the old man's last years
comfortable. He offered to-sell the
song at first to a Boston publisher
for $15, but it was refused. After
ward this same publisher took it up
and alone has sold more than 100,
000 copies of it. Brooklyn Citizen.
The citizens of this country
ought to take a personal interest in
this tariff lady, wheeling her wagon
load of babies a very personal af
fair. She la indeed the mother oi
that batch of infants, and there are
a lot more to come just like them,
if she lives and thrives. One single
fact should sufiloe to make Demo
cratic votes the fact that Democ
racy in every one of its wings also
in its feet and head is pledged to
tariff reform. The man who votes
the Republican ticket votes to per
petuate the tariff system which puts
the country absolutely at the mercy
of the schemers able to monopolism
any one industry. New York
If Germany and France,
which dominate large areas in Afrl-
ca'and both of the indies, snouia
follow the example of Great Britain,
their manufacturers might be ren
dered less dependent on America
than they are now. Again, if the
mills would accumulate larger re
serves of raw material than they
have been accustomed to carry, they
would suffer less from an attempt
ty corner the market. Such a
course should be followed cautiously
and by Blow stages, lest a demand
be created which ironli force prices
upward temporarily, but it is dic
tated by common prudence. If a
prediction of a crop of 12,000,000
bales or more in this country this
year should be verified, an opportu
nity for making a beginning would
seem to be at hand. New York
APT. V1CKERV IS FLORENCE
There Yesterday oi His Way te St. Lenls
Yesterday afternoon's Florence
Times has the following of Interest:
n.nt Jav Thomas Vickery. of
Washington, is in the city to-day.
CapU Vickery is an enthusiast in dog
racing and is the owner parhaps of
tho fastest string of grey hounds in
ih mnntrr. He is on his way to BL
Louis from Wrightsville Beach, where
he has been training his dogs for en
tering the interna lonal dog race meet
ing at the exposition next week.
Oapt Vickery has with him two of
his fleetest ruanerV'Princess Maude"
and "Queen," and they are attracting
the admiration of every body who sees
them. "Princess Maude" holds the
world's record for a mile having made
the distance in 1 minute y seconus.
a I I. IIAnun '
BhO IS a oemuiy n t .1!
whose record is a close second. In tne
International meeting many fine Eng
lish dogs will participate, but Oapt.
Vickery expects his dogs to carry oil
more than their share of honors.
Oapt. Vickery has a large ranch In
Oklahoma and trains his dogs with
wild Jack rabbit chases. He has been
f..(.tin inmA fine snort for Wil
mington people and Wrightsville visi
tors, having given a number of the
chases at the beach this Summer.
He baa thirty dogs to enter in the
International races, and they have
been shipped from Wilmington to St
WILMINGTON, N. C, FRp
BUILDING OF A YEAR;
Despite Boom the Past Season,
October Will Find Scarcity;
of Renting Property.
AN ENCOURAGING . SIGN.
Estimated Tkat $300,000 Will Mot Cever
Value ef Twelve HsBlhs Seiatnc
Ilea Record of the Permits.
Maay!Ke8idesces Erected. . ...
The near approach of the new rent
ing year on October 1st and the con
tinued scarcity of eligibly located resi
dence property for lease at any price,"
despite the unparalleled boom in build
ing during the past twelve months. Is
being freely commented upon in real
estate circles and the condition Is often
quoted Wan unmistakable support" tt
the contention that as a city "we do
move." a gentleman, noted jor : his
conservatism and well posted on reaj
estate values, after making an examl
nation of the list of new buildings
returned or taxation this year, said
that In his opinion $300,000 would not
cover the amount expended in new
construction in the city for the twelve
months ended last June 1st. Of
course, the tax books will not show
that Increase and the reason Is ob-.
vious, but the figures are correct.
In many Instances new 'build
ings have taken the place of
old ones torn away, and in 'nearly
every instance the tax assessment
upon new property does not represent
the money put into the property by
the owner. But those matters are for
etgn to the subject. The building
boom the past year has been substan
tial and phenomenal. Best of all. It
The official record at the office of the I
Oit Clerk and Treasurer shows that
for the fiscal year ending June 1st,
1904, the permits numbered 133. Since
that time the ratio has even Increased;
and next year will develop even
greater things in the building line.1
From the record.the past JUcal year the
following permits appeaKT
Capt. Jno.-W. Harper, residence;
Front, between Ann and Nun. i -
8. F. Harmon, resldente; Fourth,
between Obesnut and Princess. . v
George Bishop, resfilenee; Oanf a,
between Ninth and Tenth. y.
Mrs. Ellen 8heehan, residence; CVs
tie, between Fourth and Fifth.
Chat. Richter, residence; 8 wan, be
tween Fitth and Sixth. - - -
J. H. W. Mask, residence; BeventE,,
between Bed Cross and Walnut. -
J. H. W. Bonitz. extension to hotel;
Market, between Front and Second.'
n.W. H- Sharp, residence ; Fourth', b
Li. D." Bordeaux, Third, between
Wright and Dawson.
C. F. Bell, 118 Church.
D. L. T. Capps, Sixth, between Ann
O. D. Richter, brick store; Fourth
J. Q. Wright & San, Grace, between
Front and 8econd.
a R., L. & P. Co , warehouses at
Ninth and Orange.
Thad F. Tyler, Chesnut, between
Beventh and Eighth.
Mrs. O. M. R. Ahrens, 414 Nixon.
Geo. O. Gaylord, store; North Front
Willard Bag Mfg. Co., factory on
Mrs. E. Vollera, store on Nntt and
D. N. Chad wick, residence; Market,
between Ninth and Tenth.
Dr. J. H. Dreher, four buildings;
Taylor, between Fourth and Fifth.
H. W. Penny, two dwellings; Ran
kin, near Bay.
Mrs. Westermann, Red Cross, be
tween Third and Fourth.
Mrs. J. W. Bremer, Fifth and Cas
tle. Franklin Pierce, Thirteenth and
W. M. Gumming, two dwellings on
Andorson, near Vanning, and one on
Nixon, near Tenth.
R.M.Wescott,tueen, between sront
F. Mlntz, Fourth, between Queen
E. Fotzke, Fourth, between Queen
Mr. J. M. Bremer, Castle, between
Firth and Sixth.
J. P. Bowen, Brunswick, between
Sixth and Seventh.
T. K. Mask, Block 50, uou a ana .
B. W. Sanders, Fourth.near Harnett.
N. E. Gallagher, distillery houses on
Fifteenth, between Wooster and Daw
son. C. EL Carr, distillery, Twelfth, be
between Castle and Queen.
Mrs. Sal He L. Mclntire, Ninth; be
tween Market and Princess. I
J. A. Nixon, Ninth, between vock
and Orange. ' . ,
Mlsss Cornelia Alderman, Rankin,
between Eighth and Ninth.
J. E. Taylor, Seventh, between Red
Cross and Campbell.
R. H. Beery, residence; Eighth, be
tween Princess and Chesnut.
R. B Lewis, residence; Walnut, be
tween Sixth and Seventh.
A. David, Market, between Bixth
and Seventh. '
Mallnda White, Third and Bladen.
W. T. Penny, Rankin, between
Twelfth and Thirteenth.
Mrs. C. Blomme, Fifth, betweeen
Campbell and Red Cross ;Campbell,be-
tween rourin ana in.
Leger Meier, Nixon, between Fifth
and Beventh. I
Moses Jones, Orange, between 10th
anrflltb. ,w .
Dandy Johnson, Seventh and
Swan. . . ,, .
Oicar Miller, Moore and MacRae
B. R. King, two dwellings; Woos
ter, between Eighth and Ninth.
Jacob Johnson, 418 MacRae. m '
B. J. Davis, Market, between uron
F. J. Gooding, Ann, between sec
ond and Third. I
E. A. Obadwick, Third and Han-
T1!'g, Ellis, Nun, between Fourth
and Fifth. Q
Mrs. Dora R. Bornemann, Seventh
L. Freimuth,U8 North Ninth. -
- W. G. T. Keen, 823 Maeomber. -p.
O Mmk. Sixteenth and Market.
R. B. Clowe, Princess, between
Fifth and Sixth. , ,
W. J. Meredith, Second, between
Grace and Walnut " - .
Mrs. Eliza M. Bellamy, Second and
J. H. Whitemsn, foot of Orange.
iY, SEPTEMBER 2,
J. IL Bryant, Red Oros, between
i ;tb and Seventh.
J-G. Kuhlken, Bixth and Bladen.
' .7- . Galloway, Third, between
i ncess and Chesnut.-
J G. Wright A 8on, 81xib, between
Diwsou and Wooster. -
J.-- T. : Bellamy. Peeond. between
rock and Orange.
..,y,,,oh"onWilloa 1 of
.W.p. Moore, Dawson, between
Taventh and Eighth.
t G. W. Lutterloh, Nunn, between
t-xth and Seventh.
v Ar J. Howell. Jr Ninth hat....
Dock and Orange.
VaLr Smith, Fifth, between Han
Over and Brunswick,
f Q. G, Sanders,Castle, between Sixth
and Seventh. .
8. & B. Solomon, shed, Front, be
tween Market and Dock.
('JJL a Hill, Tenth, between Walnut
l - G. a McDougald, Ninth and Ones
nut. ; -
I Tom Ennett, Harnett, between Sixth
ana oevenui. ...
1 VaU. Foster, two buildings, Biztb,
between Bladen and Harnetl d one
i Taomtr .Quinee, , Fifth, - between
Hixoa ind Taylor. " 1 -
Amnda, Gay, Twelfth between.
wooster and Dawson.
im F. Haar, Sixth, between Dock
i Worth 6c Worth, Block 203.
f Joo. D. James,81xth, between Queen
v Mrs. H. L. Sloan, Sixth, between
Bwann and Nixon.
J. H. Strauss, Fourth, between Han
over tnd Brunswick.
!aira.M. a. unaaoourn. Davis, be
tween Third and Fourth.
Independent lee Co . Reventh and
Primus Davis, Queen, between
Wooster and Dawson.
" F. P. Limb, Green,- between Ninth
- W. R. Walker. Chesnut. imtann
Fourth and Fifth.
Miss Hattle Mahn. Red Cross, be-
ween Fourth and Fifth.
Edward Swann. Market, between
Sixteenth and Seventeenth.
J. H. Moselev. Red Cross, between
Twelfth and Thirteenth.
W. B. Savaee. Sixth, between Queen
Mrs. E. Vollers, Eighth and Market.
8. W. Aman, Seventh and Grace.
Walker Taylor. Queen, between
Six ih and Seventh.
: Hanrv Dtten. RAwttnth and R.inn
' Tar Heel Steamboat Company, Wa
ler, between Princess and Chesnut.
-Seaboard Air Line, 8. A. L. yard.
Uaiversal Oil and Fertilizer Com
pany, Block 289.
G. C. Jackson. Nun. between Fifth
a H. J. Ahrens. Nos. 110 and 113
m n a t . mit 1 1 . . r . ..
. i. it. cjkcb, euteenin ana jnarxet,
and at Fourteenth and Market.
Walter Taft, Second and Church.
Thomas 8mitb. two buildings at
Tenth and Brunswick.
Lib am Qaiek. Ninth, between Grace
Henry MeGee. Sixth, between Wal
nut and Red Cross.
.OwenBmitb. Wriarbi. between Sec
ond and Third.
C. Pv Davlf . Caal. between Second
. L. D. Kennedy. Seventh, between
Red Cross and Campbell. ,
' J. H. Johnson, Anderson, between
Rankin and Miller.
Martin Ratbjen, Walnut, between
Eighth and Ninth, i
Mrs. Sarah Evans, Third, between
Bladen and Brunswick.
T. G. Landing, Second and Wooster.
BURGLAR IN HIS R0OW.
Harrowing Experience Related by Yon sr.
News Dealer Mot hint Stoles.?
People who have experienced them,
vouch for the statement that night
mares are the most realistic things in
the world but Tom Bhepard, the popu
lar young clerk at The Orton news
stand, vows most solemnly that it was
more than a nightmare which all but
turned his hair gray before day yes
terday morning. He has a room on
the ground floor at Mrs. Flllyaw's,
No. 110 Grace street, and between 4
and 5 o'clock, he awoke half-conscious
to find a negro in bis room. He held
a pistol in one hand and was between
Mr. Bhepard and a revolver which he
had in a bureau drawer, therefore,
resistance was impossible. Mr. Bhepard
lay on his pillow and was forced to
watch the burglar as he went about
the room, even going so tar atone
time as to run his hand under the
sleeper's pillow to find what had been
put there for safe keeping. Fortu
nately for Mr. Bhepard, a watch which
he had placed under his pillow had
slipped down in the bed and the in
truder found nothing. Finally the
negro went in an adjoining room, but
by the time Mr. Bhepard could get up
and get his own pistol, the burglar
Tki State Fair.
Secretary Joaeph E. Pogue, of the
State Far, announces the icompletlon
of the premium list for the next fair,
to be held two months hence, and
copies are being sent out. This will
be the 44th annual fair of the North
Carolina Agricultural Society and will
beheld daring the week beginning
October 17th. The premiums aggre
gate $10,000, and are this year more
varied snd numerous than ever before.
Coart at Vhltevllle.
Columbus county Superior Court
will convene Tuesday, Sept. 6th, and
a number of Wilmington lawyers will
attend. Judge George H. Brown will
preside and be has written that a recess
will be taken Monday, Bth, on account
of Labor Day.
Raleigh News and Observer:
The Evening Telegram (N. Y.)
prints a quarter page announcement
of the work being done by Its "staff.
of brilliant cartoonists who- are de
picting the humors of the cam
paign, flaying xoiiy ana lightening
fife with healthful mirth." With
the announcement appears the pic
tore of its "brilliant cartoonists,"
among them being Mr. Forman .
Jennett, who begun -his career as
cartoonist on the JXews ana co
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COURT OF INQUIRY.
To Investigate Conduct of State
Troops in Connection With
Lynching at Statesboro. .
TESTIMONY OF WITNESSES.
members of the Militia on Doty at the
TfjnTaive Their Evidence Feature,,
of the Hearing the Testimony .
of a Newspaper Reporter.
By TeloTph bo the Momlnfi Btar.
Bavatoah, Ga., August 27. Tha
military court of inquiry.appolnted by
the Governor to Investigate the con
duct of the Btate troops In connection
.with the recent burning of two negro
prisoners at the stake at Statesboro,
Ga., held its third station to-day. The
feature of the hearing was the testl
monyofG. M. Guerry, a reporter,
who went to Statesboro and reported
the tragedy. He testified that the mob
dragged the prisoners along the road
to the stake within thirty yards of the
military camp. There were fifty men
cf the militia drawn up in line. There
was no movement by any officer or
soldier, ao far as he saw, when the
crowd passed to rescue the prisoners.
He did not know what officer was in
command of the men at the time. The
mob in charge of the prisoners
amouted to about two hundred. They
were in snirt sleeves and only a few
were armed. The rest of the crowd,
about two hundred more, were spec
tators and stragglers. Neither pris
oner was carried in a vehicle to the
place of the lynching. He said Pri
vate Falligan told him that some one
had reported the mob's intent to lynch
the men, and be said he reported the
fact to the cimp officers and was
Private R. L. Miller, or the militia,
stated that he was among the men on
duty at the rear stairway. Halt a
dozen men took his gun away. Pri
vate McGulre aaw him and came to
bis assistance, A very large man, who
he reeogn'xsd as a balLfiT of the court
house, rushed up to ' McGulre and
helped to take his gun away. He was
in the court room when the mob came
into the room. He saw, he said, the
sheriff as he opened the door of the
prisoner's room. He was there when
the men tried to get up the steps and
was at the foot of the steps disarmed.
He had orders from Captain Hitch, on
the train, he said, not to fire until he
gave ordera and then fire according to
Private Russell testified that he was
aent in tne room to guard the prison
ers. The mob was two feet behind
the sheriff and the sheriff ordered him
to stand aside. The sheriff said:
"Bttnd aside men, and let the mob
take the prisoners ;we cannot resist the
mob any longer."
Private Falligant said that he was
mob would get the men when con
victed, lie reDorted the matter to
Sergeant Eaalman, and be said, "We
have heard that a dozen times." He
thought that trouble was brewing.
Soldiers' guns, he said, were being
taken across the atreet during the
moraing, and he counted seven or
eight and got disgusted and quit re
porting it, because no one would ac
cept his information. "I yelled to the
sentinel on the post that the mob was
passing. A lady shouted that the mob
was coming with some of our men, but
it was the negro. There were twenty
five or thirty men in uniform in line.
I saw a commissioned officer and
called to him. The mob was then not
over a block away and coming toward
us. ' Blx or eight men broke away and
started to come to me, but were or
The court will reassemble in States
boro Tuesday morning at 10 o'clock.
FREIQHT TRAIN WRECKED
Oo the S. A. L. at Pee Dee, N. 8. -Fire
msa and Eotlaeer Kill.
Br Telegram to tne Mornimt Bur.
Charlotte, N. O., Aug. 27. A
through freight train from Raleigh to
Monroe, on the Seaboard Air Line,
was wrecked at Pee Dee, N. O., this
afternoon by running Into a culvert
which bad been washed out by heavy
rains. The engineer, Alex. Adams,
and Fireman Shepherd were killed,
being burled under the wreckage.
The bodies of both have been recov
ered. About five cars were smashed
to pieces. The main part of the train
was composed of flat cars loaded with
cross-ties, and several of these cars
were badly torn up.
rSpectaI Star Telegram.
Raleigh, N. O, Aug. 87. An extra
train on the Seaboard Air Line dashed
into a culvert, 90 feet long, at Pee
Dee, near Rockingham, N. C, this
afternoon, and the engine, tender and
nine flat cars were hurled to the bot
tom. Engineer Alexander Adams, of
Rale!, waghs burled under the engine
and his body has not been recovered.
John Shiplett, of Staunton, Va., the
fireman, was also killed. A negro
brakeman is missing, and one of the
crew renorts that two tramps were
stealing a ride on a flat car and have
not been seen since the wreck. The
line is blocked and the Seaboard ia
using the Coast Line track. The
wreck was due to a washout resulting
from Friday's heavy rains.
Successfully Lanssbed at the Newport
News SblpboUdiBX Yards.
Br Tetegrapb to the Homing Star.
Newport Nkwb, Va., Aug. 87.
The battleship Louisiana, sister ship
to the Connecticut being built at the
Brooklyn navy yard, was successfully
launched at the Newport news snip-
building yards to-day, Miss Junlate
Lalande, of New Orleans, was the
sponsor and broke a bottle - of wine
across the prow of the new fighter.
Miss Lalande's maids of honor were
Misses Margot Oastellanot, Alice
Staufferaod Ruble Lalande. Louis
iana was represented by Lieutenant
Governor J. Y. Bandera, Governor
Blanchard being unable to attend.
Assistant Secretary of the Navy Dar
ling represented the Navy Depart
ment. Governor Montague, oi v ir-
f'tnla, also was present. After the
auneblng breakfast was served at the
Hotel Warwick. Covers were laid for
185 persons and there were a number
of Informal toasts. The local ship yard
is six points in the lead in the contest
with the Brooklyn navy yard.
r - 1 V I PIRS TURPENTINE
MR. WILL N. CRONLY DEAD.
Unexpected News of His Death In New
Orleans Reached Here Yesterdsy.
' .. Faseral In WllmlPf isr.
A brief telegram from New Orleans
to members of the family In Wilming
ton early yesterday afternoon convey
ed to them the sad news of the death
of Mr. Will N. Cronly, which occur
red In the Louisiana city, presumably
the same morning. Although Mr.
Cronly had been in very poor health
all the Summer, his death was entirely
unexpected and the news came as a
great shock to the family and a host of
warm friends here. No particulars of
the death were given In the telegram
and nothing further had been learned
last night. The remains will babrought
to Wilmington as early as possible,
but no funeral arrangements can be
made until the hour of . the arrival of
the body Is ascertained.
Mr." Cronly was a son of the late
Mict sal Cronly and Mrs. Mar are t
Croaly and was born In Wilmington
44 j ears ago. He received hfo educa
tion In the city schools and early In
lire began his career here as au ac
countant. As such he was an expert
and for a number of years he was em
ployed in the offices of Messrs. Alex
ander Sprunt & Son. In later' years,
he was special agent of the New York
Life Insurance Company la this terri
tory, but left Wilmington two or
three years ago and had been other'
whe engaged further South and in
the West He was a man of genial,
whole-souled disposition and number
ed his friends by the range of hia ac
quaintance. His death Is sincerely
Mr. Cronly married Mrs. Eliza
Lstham, of Wilmington, and she
with one little girl, Elise, survive
him. They are residing on the beach
during the Summer and the sad news
reached them there yesterday. He Is
also' survived by his aged mother,
Mrs. Margaret McLaurln Cronly, of
this city; four sisters and four broth
ers, viz: Misses J. M. Cronly, Bailie
Taylor Cronly, Margaret Cronly and
Mary Cronly j Messrs. Robert D. Cron
ly, of Baltimore; Oapt. D. T. Cronly,
of Columbia, 8. O. ; Mr. M. Cronly, of
Wilmington, and Mr. Joseph M. Cron
ly, of Norfolk. They have the sincere
sympathy of hundreds of friends in
their deep bereavement.
A. 0. L. CO&ftJSTOR IN TROUBLE.
Arrested in PayettevlHe by Railrosd De
fective Chsrfed With Larceny.
Yesterday afternoon's Fa1
As ConaueTOF U.TJ. urrimsiT
alighted from his train last night he
was arrested by Deputy Sheriffs Mon-
air h an and Pale, who held a warrant,
sworn out by H. Y. Scarborough, the
well known A. C. L. detective, charg
ing him specifically with the larceny
of flour, tobacco, meal, etc., the prop
erty of the Atlantic Coast Line Rail
road Company. He asked to be con
Mr. Scarborough, and,
when the detective stepped forward,
he asked himlwbat this arrest meant.
The latter replied that it meant that he
bad been taking goods from the rail
road, and that he had positive proof of
the fact. Grimsly then asked what
was proposed to be done with him, and
when told that he would have to go to
jail, be asked to be allowed to register
off, and requested that his young wife
in Florence be informed of bis arrest.
He was taken to the jail, where he
still remains, though it is thought he
will be able to give a bond of $300 for
his appearance at trial before the day
"Grimsly, who is about S3 years
old, has a young wife in Florence, to
whom he was married 18 months ago
end tn whom he teems ereatlv attach
ed. For the oast three years be his
beenrunnine as conductor of freight
trains Nos. 9 a. d 10 between Fayette-
vllle and Florence. He is a native of
"The authorities claim that Grimsly,
with the aid of other persons, has
been robbing the trains, of which he
was conductor, and that the bulk of
tha foods obtained In this manner he
disposed of to a store at Bute's, a little
station in this mate, xney.ciaim wai
he stole as much as 50 sacks of flour
at one time."
FIQHT IN JAIL AT SHELBY.
of Police Dying aad Negro
Shot Him Fatally Itjored.
. Bj Telegraph to tne Morning Star.
Chaelott. N. C, Aug. 27. Chief
of Police B. E. Hamrick, of Shelby,
N. 0., is dying, and a young negro
named Clark who inflicted his lnju
ries is fatally jniared. as the result of
a fight in the jail at, Shelby to-night.
The neero. accompanied by a compan
ion, was arrested for drunkenness and
locked up. Hamrick started in to the
cace to auiet them, when Clark fired
upon Chief Hamrick-, the ball taking
effect in the upper left aide of the
chest, piercing the lung. The negro
then fired on Sheriff Buttle, grszing
bis abdomen and leg, and then upon
assistant Marshal Kendrlck, who re
turned the fire, shooting the negro in
the side and neck. Kendrlck was
shot in the neck by the negro, but not
seriously hurt. Tbere is considerable
excitement but no danger of violence.
TRAIN WRESKERS CAUQHT.
Placed Obstroctloas oa the Track of tbe
Soothers Near Martinsville, Vs.
Br Telegraph to the Horning BUr.
Danvillb, Va , Aug. 87. A special
to the Register from Martinsville, Va.,
"The dlicoverv of obstructions on
the track or the Danville and Western
division or the Southern uaiiway yea
terday prevented the loss of many
lives. Police Officer John P. Hutson
of this dtv was detailed on the case.
John Cox, a youth, whose dog had
recentlv been killed by tbe train, was
arrested. The youth admitted his
emit and implicated Pete Hairs ton,
eniored. as his Dartner in the crime.
Both were tried before a justice of the
nAaee at Azton and sent on to the
vnnd iurv. Both nleaded guilty to
Mr. Isaac Harris has proved to '
be a champion watermelon raiser,
says the Oxford Ledger. Cue day -last
week he gathered from his patch
22 that weighed 1,032 pounds, tlx ,
of which averaged 50 pounds each.
Charlotte Chronicle: Tho
Chronicle's claim yesterday that the
population of Charlotte, including
the suburbs, Is now 40,000, was ac
companied by tho detailed estimates
to prove it. We believe that the
next government census of Char
lotte will show a population of 50,
000 or more.
From Winston-Salem on Frldaj :
Th B. J. Reynolds Tobacco Compa
ny shipped a solid train of 29 cars,
approximating 800,000 pounds of
plug tobacco. The trainileftlwln-ston-Salem
at 1 o'clockiand ran
through to Atlanta, Ga., from which
point the tobacco will be distributed
to various points in Georgia and
Cy. Forney, when his house was
burnt some time ago at Concord,
had a pocket full of sliver money
that waB melted into a mass. Mr.
Kesler sent this to the United
States authorities and yesterday he
received $3.89. in good currency for
the uncurrent coins sent, paying 50
cents per ounce troy. I '
. Raleigh News 'and Observer:
xne winscon ,. Republican devotes
most of its editorial space this week
to trying to answer Glenn's speech
at Raleigh. At the present lick
it will take it a dozen years to
answer a single argument. Why
not trot out Harris if there la
such a man to meet Glenn on the
Kinston Free Press: A band
of twenty-five Italians passed
through on the A. and N. C. mail
train Tuesday afternoon, on their
way to Newborn, whence they were
taken out to where the construction
of the P. O. and W. R. R. is in
progress and will work as graders
and laborers. Theywere of a large
number which will be sent to work
on this road.
Dnplin Journal : So far North
Carolina furnishes three campaign I
speakers for Roosevelt; John Dancy
ana xx. u. uneatnam, negroes, who
go West to talk un Teddv and so
cial equality, and Marion Butler,
the exBiIvente Senator, who comes
to North Carolina to talk ud onlv
the Lord knows what. Possibly, he
hopes, as he talks Teddy and Book
er T. to white folks in North Caro.
Una to get a rotten egging so that he
may be able to make high grade
campplgn expenses. Mary Ann is
a shrewd duck and he only moves
for free silver or free gold now and
it will pay to keep your eyes on him
since that South Dakota bond Buit.
A gentleman bv the name of
Cameron, a Canadian, is in Raleigh.
writes Col. F. A. Olds, making a
special investigation of the deposits
or beds oi marl in Eastern North
Carolina. It is strange that there
has been such a limited use of this
very valuable fertilizer in the State.
Uf course there is some local use of
it by farmers on whose lands it is
found, but there is no general use,
as in New Jersey, for example. The
aepoaits or marl are m a number of
the output of marl is only equalled
by the smallness of that of a phos
phate rock of which also there are a
nnmber of deposits in the eastern
part of the, State. It has always
been a puzzle why so little phos
phate is mined in North Carolina,
that coming here to itaieign, ior
example, being from near Chatta
Charlotte News: "It is not a
bad idea sometimes to remind some
people that the common law makes
public drunkenness a crime and
punishable by a jail sentence of two
years." The above statement was
made by Judge Allen from the bench
yesterday and his remarks were ad
dressed to solicitor Webb, wno was
at that time engaged in trying a
case in which the man indicted was
chargod with being a. drunkard.
There are few people in North Car-,J-
olina who realize that ,sucn a
statement is in the laws of
North Carolina, but it iiji
and Judge Allen wishes that the
people have it brought to their at
tention. Many people are of the
opinion that a man may carry his
jag in public, provided he does not
make too great a snow ana cnen zaii
into the hands of the police. A
prominent lawyer In speaking of the
above statute Bald that the reason
the people are Ignorant of that spe
cial law was because of the fact that
it was never or seldom ever enforced.
The law against public drunkenness
is an old oneand it is well for some
people to be reminded of its exist
Mr. W. A. McCrary, who re
sides a few miles east of Salisbury,
but in Davidson county, went to
Lexington Friday for the purpose
of filing his complaints, against the
Southern Railway on account of the
killing of his wife, Mrs. Laura B.
McCrary, and seriously injuring ms
daughter, Miss Lillian, in a colli
sion with tho fast mall train, No.
97, last March. The action will be
brought for 125,000 damages on ac
count oz Airs. Mcurary s aeain, anu
120,000 for damages sustained by
the daughter, Miss Lillian, who has
recovered irom ner lujuneo, unuun
been treated in the Whitehead
Stokes sanitarium in Salisbury for
several weeks. It is alleged in the
complaint that tbe engineer did not
blow the signal for the crossing at
which the terrible accident oc
curred, the engine striking the
vehicle occupied by Mrs. McCrary
and her daughter while making
about sixty miles an hour, killing
the former Instantly as well as the
team. The allegations are denied
by the railroad authorities, and it
will remain for the courts to decide.
YELLOW FEVER IN TEXtS.
One Death aad Several Cases at dovera-
meat Post at Brownsville.
By Telegraph to the Momlwt 8trf.
Austht, Tex., Aug. 87. -The 8tate
Health Department was noufied to-day
of the breaking outif yellow fersr it
the government post at Brownsville,
Tex. One death was reported last
night, and several cass exist there.
8tate Health Officer Tabor bs left for
Hatch Bros., will bring an
eursion from Wilson, Bept. 18th.