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BEPUDIATXD B0BD3 AHD ABBI
Considerable alarm teems to have
taken possession of some people and
particularly the newspapers of the
Southern Statei which repudiated a
portion of their bonded debt after
the reconitrnction period left those
Statei bankrupt. There seems to
be no donbt that a systematic effort
ii to be made to compel the repudi
atlng States to recognize and pay
these repudiated bondi, and there
are lome who are inclined to believe
that the movement will succeed.
The winning of the Sonth Dakota
lutt against North Carolina for the
repudiated bonds sned upon was
doubtless the first step in a pre-arj
ranged, systematic movement all
along the line. Coming next was
the laminating artlclo by Mark Sul
livan, the New York lawyer whose
contribution in the North American
view, "Present Status of Repudi
ate State Bonds," has attracted very
tic j notice. The latest phase of
movement is a scare about slip-
in provisions in foreign treaties
will insure the ultimate pay
of these bonds. The Savan-
News, commenting upon it,
was hoped that the arbitra-
MvViVi-tiea with Ens-land. Frano.ft.
Italy and Switzerland.
w . , Te been signed, would be
l ' thout debate. Within the
'Y or two, however, the
- vu us to whether or not these
es could be used to force a
..... jment of the repudiated bonds
' of the Southern States has been
raised. Quite a number of letters
relative to the treaties has been re
ceived by the Senate Committee on
Foreign Affairs, and several of them
raise this point respecting the re
pudiated bonds of the Southern
States. It is stated that a syndi
cate of American and foreign capi
talists hold a great many of these
bonds which aggregate with interest
Some of the governors of South
ern States have been heard from in
respect to the matter. Senator
Foster, of Louisiana,' has called the
attention of the Board of Trade of
Net Orleans to the treaties, saying
that there is 'a well defined report
that there lurks in them, under the
fair guise of peace and arbitration,
a great menace to the South.'
"Of course Southern senators will
look carefully into the treaties and
if the report is well founded they
will offer vigorous opposition to
These bonds of the Southern
strtes were repudiated after they
had been carefully scrutinised and
shown to have been unlawfully is
sued. The utmost cara was taken
in this itate in sifting the genuine
bonds from the fraudulent ones.
Btill, there may be doubt as to what
a court would do if asked to pass
upon the validity of some of the re-
The Sews editorial makes refer
ence to the suit upon the North.
Carolina bonds, which it must be
remembered were issued for the
building of a railroad and were se
cured by lieu upon the State's stock.
It muBt also be borne in mind that
these bonds of North Carolina were
not issued in the day of the recon
struction orgies, but after the peo
ple of North Carolina had regained
control of their State. The latest
tep in the NorthCarolina bond case
was that upon motion of Attorney
General Gilmer In the Su
preme Court at Washington,
the court, extended the time
for the payment of "the $27,400
which the court has adjudged that
North Carolina must pay to South
Dakota. That judgment of $27,400
Is on ten bonds of $1,000 denomina
tion each, so that South Dakota
gets $27,400 for ten $1,000 bonds.
That is she gets $2,740 for each $1,
000 bond more tnan double the
Principal. Of the $27,400, there is
Interest amounting to $17,400, at
6 per cent, interest per annum.
It is said there is out standing
only about 250 of the bonds of the
"ame series sued upon by Sonth Da
kota, which Is to say $250,000 obli
gation for the principal of those
bonds. The Interest on the whole
timber, however, amounts to $435,
bo it appears by adding that to
-L ""M.-' lM PnnclDftl. the total anm dne on
oa the 250 bonds is $685,000.
North Carolina is now facing the
Possibility of paying $685,000 or
compromising, and that matter, we
understand, will occupy theatten-
tion of the Legislature next month.
It can be said, however, that while
sentiment is generally opposed to
any concessions, except to provide
for the pavmont of the South
Dakota bonds, it is said that the
Legislature will probably receive a
proposition to compromise the
whole 1685,000 obligation at 50
cents on the dollar. It la believed
by somewhat unless the bonds are
compromised. North Carolina will
have to pay upon the ten bonds not
only $27,400 but also the costs of
the court, which amount to about
$7,000 additional, making a total of
about $35,000 which the State will
have to pay for those ten South
Dakota bonds. This is at the rate
f 3.50loa each titii
consequently the 250 bonds at thm
rate would font up about .$875,000,
dangerously near the million marki
for an original debt of $250,000.
The question for the Legislature
to decide will be to provide for pay
ing South Dakota's judgment, and
to consider whether to compromise
the whole repudiated debt at $342,-
000 or run the chance of judgments
Other Southern States will be in
the same boat with North Carolina
if the movement to collect on these
bonds succeeds. Mr. Sullivan la
his article In the North American
Review gives a chronological ac
count of all these repudiated South
ern bond issues, and his article fur
nishes much valuable and interest
ing information and statistics con
The rebels In Samar, Philippine
Islands, have ambushed and killed
a United States lieutenant and
thirty-seven of our enlisted men.
The enemy should be notified that
the war is over and that they have
been benevolently assimilated long
time ago. At least that is what the
Republican spell-binders were wont
to tell us.
The Smoot investigation has
shown that it is a custom for a Mor
mon to be married to a half dozen
or more women who are in their
graves. A ceremony like that
shocks the country, but probably
that kind of matrimony is necessary
to help a Mormon keep up his spir
its. Says the Washington Post:
"Judge Swajne would doubtless
reel better about it if he were as
sured of the support of the Sena
tors who draw mileage and travel
on passes." This appeared in the
Post's levity column but Senators
will please take the joke seriously.
"Merry Christmas," said the Ice
man as he waited at the door for a
present because he had always been
prompt. That was cool, but the
milkman came later and assumed the
attitude of a captian of finance who
had never watered his stock.
Col. Tom Lawson admits that
some years ago he kept Gas Ad-
dicks from committing suicide.
This confession of wrong doing
probably indicates that Lawson's
conscience has hurt him for cheat-
ing the coroner out of a fee.
"What shall I give you for the
new.year?" remarked a Wilmington
man to Ins wife. "Any thing but
a song and dance." she replied.
That broke his heart for he hadn't
exhausted his stock during the old
Colonel William J. Bryan says the
Wall street sharks are a favored
class. Snrel Just think what a
favor it is for Lawson to make his
attacks in a monthly magazine in
stead of in a daily newspaper.
Gas Addicks has evidently had a
pleasant Christmas. He has no
doubt read Tom Lawson's "frenzied
finance" articles and thus learned
that he has plenty of company In
the land shark business.
A Northern preacher declares that
a young girl's parents should remain
in the parlor while her sweetheart is
conrting her. A custom like that
would make the"old folks" see
sights . 1
Santa Clans has reason to believe
that some Wilmington kids nave
awfully big feet. The fact is they
hung up stockings out of all pro
nortion to the size of their little
Big Life Psilcy Paid.
The Franklin Life Insurance Com
pany, of Springfield, III., through Mr.
R. H. ttwaltney, general agent, paid
jteterday to Mrs. J. H. Gore, Jr., wife
and beneficiary of the late lamented
John H. Gore. Jr., $10,211.40, on a
policy of $10,000 held by him in mni
company. The policy had been in
force only six momns, ana toe aeiuo
ment is regarded as exceedingly libe
ral and very prompt.
The Liquor License Tsxes $689.
The retail liquor license taxes here
are as follows: City, $264.00; State
and County, $400.00; United States,
$25.00. Total, $689.00 Should the city
Increase the tax to $1,000 the total
would be $1425.00.
A QUIET CHRISTMAS.
Number of Shooting Scrapes
and Other Happenings in the
' Suburbs of the City.
PROBABLE MURDER AT HILTON
Boy Dangersosly Shsl la Brooklyn A
Her.ro Mia lerisusly Itjued la a
Pit hi A Mulatto Girl's Head
fat Other Notes.
Apparently Christmas was the quiet
est Wilmington has seen for many
years. As a matter of course it was
quieten Sunday and the reoordVai ba
station house for the darwas two ar
rests for disorderly conduct. v The Hat
of arrests on Christmas eve footed
up eighteen and yesterday and last
night the record was fifteen and still
growing at last accounts.
Apparently it was a dull Christmas,
for down town the stores were closed
and most of the day It was as quiet as
8unday. Elsewhere In the city, how
ever, there was something doing, and
the list of serious scrapes grew apace,
judging from the admissions to the
James Walker Uamorial Hospital.
Yesterday afternoon between 1 and
2 o'clock Chief of Police John J. Far-
long received a telephone message
from Hilton bridge Informing him
that a negro was lying beside the
railroad track with a bullet hole In
The patrol wagon was sent out and
the wounded man was found lying
beside the railroad track, a few feet
from the east end of the bridge and
jut opposite the Clarendon Water
works. He was sent to the James
Walker Memorial Hospital where Dr.
Aekerman examined the wound. The
man gave his name as William Hoop
er, and a bullet wound was found un
der the left nipple-near the heart The
ball catered the cavity and the wound
was of such a serious nature that U
could not be probed very deeply. The
ball was not found. His condition Is
serious and his chances of Ufa are
When Chief Furlong heard of
Hooper's serious condition he dis
patched Sergeant Geo, H. Ward to
the hospital to take his statement un
der oatb. Hooper stated tuat about 1
o'clock he was crossing Hilton bridge,
going to the west side, when a negro
named Frank Murphy, came up
behind him and said: "Where are you
going!" "Going over here4" Hooper
Replied, nd without another woJ,
Murphy palled a pistol, shot him
down, and ran on over the bridge, go
ing in the direction of Navassa. Hoop
er states that he had no recent difficul
ty with Marpby, bat about three years
ago, Marpby got mad with him about
a girl who is now In New York. This
is Hooper's slim tale, but it Is believed
the shooting occurred over a crap
game on the west side of North East
river where the negro gamblers resort
to gamble. At last accounts Hooper
was still alive but with very little
nrmnecta of his surviving his wound.
Besides the bullet wound he also hid
an ugly gash on bis check.
Yesterday at 6:30 A. M., John Mills,
colored, aged 22, was shot through the
right leg just above the knee. A S3
calibre bullet passed clean through
the leg. He was taken to the hospital
where the wound was dressed and the
pstient discharged. He stated that he
was accidentally shot, in the neigh.
borhood of Seventh and Dock streets,
while some one in a crowd of Christ'
mas rolickers was handling a pistol.
BOY DA5GKBOUSLY BHOT.
Another admission to the hospital
yesterday morning was Geo. ai.
Holden, colored, aged 12 years, ue
had a dangerous wound in the 'abdo
men, a 82 calibre bullet having struck
the abdominal wall and lodged just
above the hip, where It was extracted.
The boy says he and some other bojs
were playing In Brooklyn, and while
another boy was "fooling" wun a
pistol it went off.
SMASHED IS THE FACE WITH A BBI0X.
At 11:30 o'clock yesterday morning
Isham Mack, a negro man, reportea
at the hospital with a broken nose and
a big gash on his lower jiw. He was
badly hurt, but after receiving treat
ment he was discharged. He stated
that be got into a fight with a man at
Third and Red Cross streets and was
hit In the face with a brick.
MTJRDEBOUS ASSAULT WITH A PITCHES.
Last night about 6.S0 o'clock Police
man Alex. Wells came across Gussle
Dunbar, a mulatto girl about 20 years
of age, at Third and Ann streets,
drunk and bleeding profusely from a
terrible gash in the left temple. The
girl was dazed and bloody as a hog,
and was taken to the station house
and thence went to the hospital. She
slates that at 6 o'clock last evening
abe went to the house or Mary Susan
Dobberson, on Ninth street between
Red Cross and Walnut, with whom
he had been engaged last week in
doing some laundry work. She knock
ed on the door and said "Miss Mary
Sue," here's poorWillle at the door to
aee you." Mary Sue opened the door
and being "full as a goat" drew back
with a pitcher and struck Gussle a ter
rible blow in the left temple, cutting
a ragged wound to the bone. The
pltcberffas smashed and with blood
streaming from her wound Gussle
wandered about till officer Wells met
her a mile or more from the scene of
I HIGHWAY BOBBEBY.
Ztch Simmons, colored, was as
saulted and robbed Saturday night at
Fifth and Taylor streets. He says an
other negro held him up and struck
him in the head wltn a .sling-shot or
WILMINGTON; N. 0., FRIDAYDEGEMBER 30,
something else calculated to knock a
man out, and that while he was un
conscious he was robbed of $8 in cash.
Simmons was found in his house yes
terday morning, near the scene of the
robbery, and was sent to the hospital
His skull was fractured, but he Is Im
proving. ; .r
SHOT TWICBI IN THE! HEAD. .
Yesterday afternoon In a row on
Bladen street betweeni3ixth and Sev
enth streets, some negroes had a - row
and one of them used a pistol. One
man got shot In the head in two places
but fortunately the wounds were not
serious. The names of the negroes
could not be learned. Morning Star
of the 27th. ....... ... . :J 1
' SBSVaW-S a aa
MAJOR J. S. HINES.
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Prominent asd Honored Cltlzsi of Dsplln
f onafy Dead He Was a Civil
A telephone message to The Star
from Faison last night brings sad tid
ings of the death of Major J. 8. HInes,
one of Duplin county's oldest and
most beloved citizen. He passed
away last night about 9:55 o'clock. He
had reached the 74th year of his age
on the 16 th of the present month.
Major HInes was a Confederate vet
eran, having served throughout the
Civil war and participated In numer
ous battles with the Army of North
ern Virginia. Daring the war he was
eaptalnof Company I, First North
Carolina Infantry and received a
severe injury to his back In a
charge. He leaves a widow and six
children, Messrs. Like and Isham
Hines, of New York; Messrs. J. A.
and W. T. Hines, of Falson; Mrs.
P. Helnsberger, Jr., of Wilmington,
and Miss Bailie P. Hinet, of Falson.
The bereaved family have the sincere
sympathy of a large circle of friends
in Eastern Carolina.
AT REST Id OAKD1LE.
Posers! of Mr. Chsnocey 0. Sontberlssd
The funeral of the lamented Mr.
Ohauncey G. Southerland took place
Christmas day at 4 P. M. at the resi
dence, 207 Grace street, and was con
ducted by the Rev. Dr. Wells, assisted
by the Rev. A. D. McOIure, D. D.
There was a large attendance of be
reaved relatives and mourning
friends, including the members of
Clarendon Lodge No. 2, K. of P., and
other Pythians. The hymns were ten
derly sung by the choir of the First
Presbyterian church, of which the de
oeaaed waa a, member.
The interment took place in Oak
dale cemetery. The pall-bearers were
as follows: Honorary Mr. James
8prunt, Dr. W. J. Love, Dr. L. EL
Lore. Dr. W. O. Galloway and
Messrs. Samuel Northrop and J. D.
Nail. Active Messrs. J. O. Spring
er. Owen Fenneii, J. ts. urinaiey,
B. F. Hall, Oscar Pearsall and W.
The grave was banked with beauti
ful floral tributes, indicating the af
fection and esteem In which Mr.
Southerland was held.
A Good ipptintmeet.
The many friends of Mr. Sam. 8.
Helde will be glad to know that he
has been given a most desirable post
tion in the laboratory- of a large and
wealthy Coal and Iron Co., operating
extensive mines at Allen's Creek, Ten
nessee. The appointment was ten'
dered by Mr. H. T. Debardelaben,
president of the corporation. "Sam
mle," as he is familiarly known
among his friends, It well qualified
for his chosen work. He took a
special course in chemistry at the
Btate University, and Stood high in
his class; and It goes without saying
that he will discharge the duties of
the position he has accepted with
credit to himself and satisfaction to
his employers. He left for Tennessee
Bunday afternoon and carries with
him the best wishes of troops of
leccf efllox la Law.
Lindsay Russell, Esq., formerly of
this city but now a prominent member
of the New York bar, Is here spending
the holidays with his brother, Dr.
Frank H. Russell and his relative, Dr.
W. J. EL Bellamy. Mr. Russell la a
member of the law firm of McLaugh
lin & Russell, and their specialty is
international law business. His nu
merous Wilmington friends will be
glad to learn that this young North
Carolinian la prominent in the legal
profession and Is succeeding admira
ble in New York. ti:s firm also has a
Blown Up With a Cracker.
MftndaT Johnnv Blddle. the little
sonol Register of Deeds W. H. Blddle,
was severely Injured while he was fir
ing some cannon crackers ' at his fa
ther's home, on the Federal Point
road, about five miles south of the
city. He placed the cracker In a to-
matoecan and before he could get
it exnlodad and hurled the can
unward. It atruck him in the fore
head, cutting a gash three Inches in
length to the bone. He was badly but
not seriously Injured. Dr. J. T. Scon-
wtid went down and sewed up tne
' Small Bov What are those
dark spots. on slster'a face? Mother
Freckles, my son. Small Boy
That's what I thought. But I heard
her feller say last night they were
"brown-eved daisies slumbering in
a SaM of cream." And I guess he
must have picked 'em all. I got
awfully cramped behind the sofa.
Cincinnati uommerciai- ltioudo.
A.C.L, DEAD QUARTERS
Rumor' that: General Offices of
the Coast Line and L. & N.
Will Be Consolidated '
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MAKES A BID.
The fsffloierclal and Isdastrlal Slob, of
That AmblfUos Alibsmsllty Wants
ihe Hea6qarters Beved There.
-'; . . Will Thsy Move?
The Manufacturer's Record says: -Upon
currency of a rumor that gen
eral offices of the Atlantic Coast Line
and the Louisville & Nashville Rail
road m!ght be consolidated, the Com
mercial and Industrial Association of
Montgomery, Ala., through Secretary
L. L. Gilbert, telegraphed to Mr. Hen
ry Walters, chairman of the board of
the Atlantic Coast Line In New York,
Understand consolidation of general
officea Atlantic Coast Line and Louis
ville aU Nashville is under considera
tion. If so, we urge Montgomery.the
natural and geographical center of the
industrial Soutb, as most suitable
point of operation for systems extend
ing from the Mississippi river to the
Atlantic ocean and from the Ohio
river to the Guir. Its climate Is Ideal
for all-the-year work. Chemical anal
yses pronounce its water absolutely
pure. Railroad schedules are conveni
ent, and all territory quickly acces
sible. It is the largest distributor of
heavy goods South of Louisville, and
the capital of the greatest wealth pro
ducing Btate in the Union. Alabama
produced $129,000,000 last year from six
items alone cotton, lumber, iron, coal,
ore and coke. We earnestly urge
your location, therefore, In Alabama,
the heart of the Soutb, and Mont'
gomery, Us pulsing center. We pledge
our best efforts to effect any reason
able arrangement necessary-
it win be recalled tnat in tne eariy
fall the boards of trade and other com
mercial bodies of Alabama In conven
tion telegraphed a; number of repre
aentatlTe Industrie! of the East and
North warmly inviting them to look
into the advantages of Alabama as a
situa for manufacturing. Similar
spirit of enterprise Is shown in this
telegram quoted. It was sent at the
Immediate moment when It would re
csiTe moat attention, and In the ex
pectation that at any rate the thoughts
of the men Interested In the railroad
lines might be directed along the chan
nel suggested for action some time in
the future. The incident demonstrates
that Montgomery has an organization
fully determined to seize every oppor
tunity to advance the city's Interests.
That Is one of the city's best advertise
The above is doubtless true as to the
ultimate consolidation of the general
offices of the Atlantic Coast Line, but
Wilmington will probably be the
headquarters of the consolidated of
fice. There is no special reason why
any location more central than Wil
mington should be selected, but the
Chamber of Commerce and citizens of
our city should lose no opportunity to
impress the fact upon the railroad au
thorities or make the city so attractive
to the Coast Line management that
that they will be loth to look else
where for a location.
The live Commercial and Indus
trial Association of Montgomery
shows what a live body Is pre
pared to do for Us city, and it Is
an example for the business men of
Wilmington to emulate. Numbers of
our business men are fully alive to
the growth of Wilmington, but what
Is needed is the shoulder of every man
at the wheel. More can be accom
plished by co-operation, and it has
been demonstrated by Montgomery
and other cities that united action has
There is a big future- in store for
Wilmington, and our people should
lose no time in pressing the cltv's
claims upon business men everywhere.
There is no reason why Wilmington
should not have 100,000 Inhabitants in
ten years or even less,and It will have
growth In population and industrial
development If our people will go to
work as a unit
Paiafal Toy Pistol Accident.
Master Grey Hicks, ten years old,
son of Mr. R. W. Hicks, was palnful
! ly Injured Monday afternoon at his
father's home, South Third street He
owns a toy pistol and had In his pock
I et a box of nilro-glycerine caps or
wafers which are used with the pistol
to make a noise similar to the report
of a gun. While thejad was standing
in front of the fire place, with his
right hand in his pocket, the box of
caps exploded, oauiy ourning ana
lacerating bis hand and severely
burning his thigh. Dr. W. J. H.
Bellamy gave him attention and we
, are glad to learn that the little fellow
is getting along quite well.
Fired Into the Qsnr.
Oscar Spears, a bad South Carolina
negro, made a "rough house" of Al-
mont factory, up the river, for a short
time Thursday afternoon. Spears
quarrelled with another negro about a
i piece of bread. After the quarrel he
went Ctr, got a snoigun, came uc
and emptied a load of - shot In his ad
versary's leg. Tne lauer was sienaine
In a crowd at the time the gun was
fired and stray shot flew all around
among the by-standers, also wounamg
several of them. Constable Savage
and Deputy 8herlff WH. Cox went
over to Almont to arrest the negro,
but ne took to the busnes and maae
good his escape.
Gunner So she has refused
l - m .t.9
you on account oi your yuvtHtj
Guyer She has, indeed. Gunner
Perhaps there is another "Richmond
I in the field." Guyer iMo; there is
another rich man In the field. Lni'
I came near finding out Miss
Passay's age the other day." "Did
you, really r "xes. i aseu
when she was born ana sne torn
me5-" "What?" "And she told
me, 'On a Sunday morning at o
o'clock.' "-Philadelphia Press.
DIED OF HIS INJURIES.
Ysnsg Mr. Gordon Qrsnt, Whs Was la
. ared on Ballrssd Saturday, Passed
- Awiy Yesterdsy Moralsf.
Deep grief was felt in the city yes
terday when the sad news csme by
wire from Go ldsboro that young Mr.
Gordon Grant died yesterday morning
at 8:05 o'clock of the Injuries he re
ceived on the Atlantic Coast Line, at
Dudley, near Goldsboro, at 2 o'clock
Saturday afternoon. The Stab on
Sunday told of the accident, and that
bis father, Capt. B. O. Grant, had
gone to Goldsboro to be with his son.
He never regained consciousness after
having been knocked from , the tap of
the caboose car.
The remains were brought home
last evening at 6 o'clock, and it was
an extremely sad occasion for the fam
ily and friends of the young man In
the midst of this festive week for
others. The young man was the first
of his father's family to die, and he was
always so cheerful and genial that It Is
all the- more distressing that he has
been snatched away by violence. He
made friends of everybody and there
Is universal sorrow over his untimely
death. There is the most profound
sympathy for his bereaved parents and
the other members of the family, con
sisting of two brothers and sister, Mr.
Willie H. Grant. Miss Lizzie Grant
and Master Oscar Grant Mr. Willie
Grant is with the Atlantic Coast Line
atFlorence and he came on last night
to attend the funeral.
Charlie Bozeman, charged with
the murder of his brother-in-law,
John Bozeman, in Bertie county,
has been arrested at Newbern.
Bozeman, who is a negro, claims
Durham Herald: From what
is said about the price of board at
Raleigh hotels, which is said to be
prohibitive, so far as members of the
Legislature are concerned, it might
be a good idea for that body to meet
and adiourn to Greensboro or Char
lotte, where sufficient accommoda
tion can be secured.
A singular thing in connection
with the hanging of the negro Reu
ben Johnson at Plymouth, for wife
murder was the fact that no negro
barber could be prevailed on to cut
the hair of the condemned before
his execution. Unable to overcome
the superstition, Mr. S. H. New
berry performed for Johnson the
necessary tonsorial service.
At Tarboro on Thursday even
ing, while a number of me were
Bitting around the stove W the Hotel
Farrar, the pocket book pfhone man
fell out of his pocket and -to, the
floor. A man Bitting by him quietly
picked it up and placed it into his
own pocket. He was seen, however,
and followed to his room and forced
to give the pocketbbok up.
GreenBboro Telegram: High
Point has made a great hit by in
ducing the national secretary of
labor and commerce to promise to
come and speak there. Mr. Met
calfe will be accompanied by Con
gressman Jos. M. Dixon, a former
North Carolinian, who is now the
congressman from Montana
Durham Herald: A telegram
was received in the city yesterday
from Cartaret lodge stating that the
Duke house party who were spend
ing some time there, were having
iuite a lot of sport killing deer. The
telegram stated that three had been
bagged since the party reached
there. One was killed by Messrs.
Long and Cooper, one by Captain
E. J. Parrish and one by Mr. Mor
rell and Miss Mary Duke. There is
no doubt but that those of the
party are having an enjoyable time.
A dispatch from Winston-
Salem on Satnrday says: Bod Hud
son, thirteen years old, was shot and
killed to-day by Harry Nailor, aged
thirteen. Hudson lived only about
twenty minutes after the shooting,
which seems to have been accidental.
Nailor had a 22-calibre rifle and the
ball struck Hudson in the abdomen.
The boys were near the Winston
water-works shooting at a target,
when, it is claimed, the gun was
accidently fired. Nailor is in jail
awaiting an investigation.
A special from Hertford on Sat
urday says: Where is James Har-
rell? This is the question now upon
the lips of every man, woman and
child In this community. He has
disappeared under the most mys
terious circumstances and there are
strong indications that he has met
with f onl play. Harrell was in the
emply of Ambrose Owens, a furni
ture dealer of Edenton, and sold
furniture on the installment plan.
He left Floyd's boarding house just
before 10 o'clock Wednesday night,
saying that he was going to collect
a bill for furniture he had sold a
negro named Fred Satterfield. He
asked that the door at the hotel be
left open as he would return In a
brief while. But from that hour
to this so far as known noth
ing has been seen of James
Harrell. No suspicion rests on
the negro. It is recalled, however,
that on the night that the man
vanished there were two unknown
men, apparently sailors, at the ho
tel, and that in their presence, Har
rell In a playful manner displayed a
large roll of bills. It is said that
these men left the hotel shortly af
ter Harrell himself quitted it, and
that neither of the two has been Been
since. But the most sinister portion
of this story is yet to be told.
Thursday afternoon a colored barber
named Hiram fork, found in a low,
marshy place near the cemetery
known as Twin's Bottoms, a hat
which was afterwards Identified as
that worn by Harrell on the night
he disappeared ; and still later Po
liceman Summers found a number
of business papers belonging; to the
m innir man. what is tne seouei
to this mysterious story ? To what
dark conclusion are these discov
eries now pointing r
TOM DEWEY AT H051E
Defaulting Cashier of Newbern
Bank Will Spend Yuletide
With His Family.
A BOND OF $40,000 GIVEN.
Hearing Hefore Judge Henry B. Bryso
Yesterdsy Stste Treasurer Lacy
Estimates Revenues and Ex
penditures Stste Botes.
Special Star Telegram.
t Raleigh, N. 0., Dec 23. Governor
A j cock received notice this afternoon
that Thomas W. Dewey, the abscond
ing cashier of the Merchants' and
Farmers' Bank, of Newbern, who ar
rived in Goldsboro last night from
Texas, had gone to Newbern and
given bond before Judge Bryan In the
sum of 140,000 In two cases for embez
zlement, the bonds being, respectively,
$15,000 and f 25,000. The bondsmen
are his brothers, Ernest and Charles,
and the Messrs. Borden, of Goldsboro.
Dewey Is spending to-night with his
wife and children at the home of his
mother 1a Goldsboro. He says he hss
suffered almost death agonies In exile
and expected to be nabbed at any mo
ment by detectives who were, as hex-
pressed It, in lassoing distance of him
seversl times In the West. He was
kept, while en route home, dodging
(87 Associated Press.)
Raleigh, N.C., Dec. 23. At a hear
ing In Newbern, N. 0., this morning,
held before Judge Henry R. Bryan, to
determine the amount of bond for
Thomas W. Dewey, the returned de
faulting cashier of the Farmers' and
Merchants' Bank, of that city, ball was
fixed at $10,000 and Dewey was re
leased from custody. His bondsmen
are Charles and Ernest Dewey and E.
B. and Frank Borden, of Goldsboro.
Finances sf the State.
Raleigh, N. 0., Dec. 23. The bien
nial report of the State Treasurer,
Lacy, issuedZto-day, places the estima
ted demands that the State institutions
will make upon the Incoming General
Assembly at $1,509,900, an increase of
$569,900 over the appropriations of the
last Assembly. He says the probable
Income on the basis of taxaUon now
in operation will not raise sufficient
revenue to meet the Increased appro
priation, If made. He estimates the
Income of the State during the next
two years at 13,462,028. If the Legisla
ture does not increase the approprla
tlons, he says there will be surplus In
the treasury at the end of the next
two years amounting to $298,378.
State Superintendent J. Y. Joyner
present bis olennlal report of the De
partment of Public Education to the
Governor, In which he declares that
demagogues may make little eddies
incurred (!) but they can't impede se
riously the onflow of educational im
provement. He recommends a few
changes In the present school law and
wants an Increased appropriation for
the Industrial education of the negro.
AIRSHIP'S SUCCESSFUL FLIGHT
The California Arrow Sails Twenty Miles,
Part of Distance Arslott Strong Gale,
la Hoar and Thirteen Minnies.
Br Telegraph to the Horning Star.
Los Angeles, Cal., Dec. 25. Capt.
Baldwin's airship.'Calirornia Arrow,'
driven by Roy Knabenshue. of Toledo,
Ohio, who made several successful
flights in the same machine from the
World's Fair grounds at St Louis was
given its first trial In California to day
and was successful with the single ex
ception of Its failure to land at the
starting point. A landing was effect
ed half a mile away without damage
to the machine, and it was safely tow
ed back to Its anchorage.
The Arrow started from Chutes Park
baseball ground. In the south
eastern part of the city, at 3:15 P. M.,
sailed with the wind northeastward for
a distance of between 8 and 10 miles,
then eastward for 7 miles, and
returned in the face of a 12-
mile gale to a point directly
above the starting placei Owing to
the supply of gasolene running short,
Knabenshue was unable to effect a
landing at exactly the desired spot.
From the time the airship arose from
the baseball grounds until It was safe
ly anchored at Pico and Btanford
streets. It was in flight an hour and 13
minutes, and in that time sailed a
distance of probably 30 miles. When
flying with the wind the Arrow trav
elled at a speed of 29 miles an hour,
and returning directly in the face of
the strong southeastern gale was able
to make a rate of speed reckoned at
between 6 and 8 miles an hour.
The airship was manoeuvred by
Knabenshue in every direction, re
sponding readily to its rudder.clrcllng
and turning in any direction and ris
ing and dipping as the operator direct
ed. The Arrow rose at times to a
height of probably 3,000 feet or more,
with Knabenshue reducing the height
by shifting his weight and raising or
lowering the bow of the craft as he de
sired to ascend or descend.
Body Fennd st Frost Gale of His Home
Near fothrso, Qa.
By Teleeraph to the Moraine Star.
Macon, Ga.', Dec. 26. A special to
the Telegraph from Hawklntvhle,
The body of James Graham, a
highly respected white farmer, was
found stiff and cold at the front gate
of his home, nine miles east of Coch
ran, Saturday morning, where be had
evidently been killed in the early part
ot Friday ntght. Gratiam stood well
and was an excellent man when
sober. He bad been on a Carlstmss
drunk all the week and his family bad
left borne for safety, so be was at
home alone when he was killed. He
had not an enemy in the world so far
as is known and bis mysterious kill
ing Is ItaOle to bring sensational de
velopment. High Point, always progressive.
I has agreed to put up $37,500 for an
eiecirio roau W
Winston-Salem. That road con
nects three of the best cities in the
State and almost makes them one.
Sheriff from llevelaad Met With Cheek
ta Plans Feaod oa Arrival at Al
bany His Papers Defective.-
Bi Telegraph to toe Horning star. "
Albakt, N. Y-, Dec 28.-Sherlff
Barry, of Cleveland, Ohio, who ex
pects to arrest Dr. Leroy S. Chad wick,
husband of Mrs. Chad wick, when he ,
lands in New York, on the charge of- ;
forging the name of Acdrew Carne gie,
met a check in his plant to-day
when be faljed- to obtain from Govern-''
or Odell the requisition papers necei
sary to permit the transportation "
Dr. Ohadwlok to Ohio for trial. He1,
called at the executive chamber in the;
capltol this morning, but was inform
ed by Judge John T. Joyce, the gov-'
ernor's pardon and requisition clerk J
that his papers were defeotive In that v
they failed to prove that Dr. Chad ;.
wick was in the State of Ohio on
March 5th, 1903, when the alleged v
forgery was committed. r . v ,
Previous to thv , ill or the sheriff
Governor Odell had asked Mr. Joyce '
to deliver the wsrrant for Dr. Chad
wick's extradition if the applicant''
papers were properly drafted. :
When the sheriff learned that his
proof wss defective there was at first
some talk of his returning in person to
Ohio for the purpose of getting the
corrections. After further consul
tation with Judge Joyce, he concluded -to
telegraph to have the necesar
affidavit prepared and sent to him lt
New York. He said that this was a
purely formal matter, and that afhda- .,
vits could be promptly obtained show
ing that Dr, Chadwick was In Ohio on
or about March 5th, 1903.
The Ohio sheriff left Immediately
afterward for New York where he will
wait for Dr. Chad wick's steamer,
which is expected Wednesday. He
will consult New York city author-
itles regarding the best course of pro
ceedure. Before leaving, Sheriff Barry
said that while he was disappointed at
not obtaining the requisition warrant
at this time the failure would not de
lay him to any appreciable extent.
MURDER AND ARSON.
Killed His Wife asd Adopted
sod Burned His Home at Red
By Telegraph to the Morning Blar.
Lynchbueg, Va., Dec. 26. James
Lmkous, a Radford, Va., painter, was
taken to Roanoke to-night to prevent
lynching at the hands of Infuriated
citizens, after the coroner's inquest
had returned a verdict that he mur
dered his wife and adopted son early
Sunday morning and burned his home
to remove evidence of the crime. It
is charged that ' Llnkous beat the
brains of his victims out with a blunt
Instrument and then fired the build
ing. When the building was burning
briskly be gave an alarm. The town
volunteer fire department turned out.
Llnkous' actions were suspicious and
the hose was kept on Mrs. Llnkous'
sleeping room and her form waa not
badly burned. She was not recovered
until yesterday morning and the body
of the boy was not found until this
afternoon in the debris in another
part of the consumed house. Both
had been killed before being smothv
Roanoke, Va., Dec. 26. James
Llnkous, a man held by the coroner's
jury t Da dfnrd for the murder of his
wife and adopted son, was brought
here to-night by Sheriff McNeil and
landed in Roanoke jail safe keeping.
Urijaf. Atlsck on Russians la Shsnihsl
Becsnse of Marder by a Ras
Br Cable to the Morning Star .
Shanghai, Dec. 26. The Russian
consul has made no reply to the de
maud of the Laotal for the 'surrender
of the sailor belonging to the Russian
cruiser Askold, who on December 15th
murdered a Chinaman as a result of a
dispute over payment for the hire of a
jinricksha. The sailor is still on board
the cruiser, where he was sent by the
consul, and where it is understood be '
will be tried by court martial. The
Nlngpo community is becoming res
tive. The murdered Chinaman was a
native of Nlngpo, an important treaty
port one hundred miles south of
Shanghai, and the Nlngpo community
at Bhanghal Is fifty thousand strong.
As told in a dispatch from Shanghai
December 15, the lower classes of this
community were urging an attack on
all Russians In Shanghai, but they
were being restrained by the Nlngpo
Guild which was counselling patience
pending the action of the Taotal.
Wreck on the Ssnthein Seven Perssns
Killed and Ten Injured.
By Telegraph to the Morning star.
LotisviLLB, Ky., Dec. 25. The
passenger train which left St. Louis at
1 9 o'clock last night on the Southern
Railway collided head-on with the
passenger train leaving Louisville at
about the same hour near Maud's Sta
tion, Illinois, to-day. One passenger
and six employes were killed and two
passengers and eight employes were
The collision occurred between Ml.
Carmel, ' 111., and Princeton, Ind.,
and, according to Southern Railway
officials, was caused by the failure of
the operator at Brown's, III., to deliv
er to the easiDOUnu train an wruer
naming a meeting point for the trains.
THEIR THROATS CUT.
Two Mill Men Asssnlted by Drunken Cona
try men at Dublin, Qa.
Hi Telegraph to the Morning Star.
Macon, Ga., Deo. 26 A special to
the Telegraph from Dublin, Ga., says
that a crowd of drunken countrymen
assaulted N. S. West, a brother of the
superintendent of the cotton mills,
and Low Williams, the mill engineer,
at the company's store. vBoth men
had their throats cut and Mr. West's
wounds are so scrloui thai all hepe of
his recovery has been abandoned.
The four men who are responsible
for the results of the affray were in
carcerated. Soon afterwards a num
ber of their friends called the sheriff
from the jail and demanded that the
prisoners be released. Instead of com
plying, the sheriff arrested two of the
The missionary folk are smil
ing a gentle, religious sort of smile
at. the public which is now for the
first time learning the Inwardness
of the Mormon situation. Every
attendant upon missionary meetings
has known these facts for years past.
Bnt then not everybody goes to
missionary meetings. Philadelphia