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VOLUME 2. NO. 18
WILMINGTON, N. C., TUESDAY EVENIr-G, AUGUST 30, 1898.
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ft Homeless Mascou.
^'ew York, Aug. 29.—Blajor Pow
ell, chief surgeou of the United
transport Hip Orande, _ac-
conipanieu u./ -a diminutive Nvgvo
boy, entered the oftices of the Gerry
society in Twenty-third street last
evening. He said, that the lad was
Herbert Horner, eight years old,
and that his father was a member
of the Ninth Cavalry and had been
killed at the battle of El Caney.
The little fellow, who was attired
in garraents much too large for him,
cast-off clothes of soldiers chiefly,
said that until two years ago he had
lived with his parents in Tampa.
His mother had then come to this
city to go to a hospital. Since then
he had not seen her. A few months
ago his father enlisted in the Ninth
Cavalry at Fernandina, Fla. The
boy accompanied that regiment to
Santiago, but when his father was
killed, CapL West, of Troop A,
Sixth Cavalry, took the little chap
as a regimental mascott, and he re-
raained with the Sixth until Treoj}
A reached Camii Wikoff.
The Gerry Society will endeavor
to find the boy's mother. When she
left home, he said she was accom
pauied by a younger brother and
Aister. Magistrate Flaramer, sit-
;r .TpfPprson Market Police
Court this morning, committed the
boy to the care of the society pend
ing the resolutiou.s.
—N. Y. Commercial Advertiser.
fl Woman as Assistant Surgeon.
■Washington, Aug. s9.—Today for
the fir.st time in the history of the
American army ^ wn-,
pointed as a memofc^ ‘ -m*.-' ,-
staff. Dr. Anita Newcomb McGee,
wife of Prof. W. J. McGee, of this
city, and daughter of Prof Simmons
Newcomb, formerly of the Naval
Observatory, was regularly sworn
in as an acting assistant surgeon.
This, according to Secretary Al
ger’s general order, would entitle
her to the uniform of a second lieu
tenant without designation of rank.
It is not likely, however, that Dr.
McGee will avail herself of this
privilege. The appointment, while
a novelty from a technical stand
point, is not the begining of Dr.
McGee's service with the War De
partment. Throughout the war she
has been in charge of the selection
of the women nurses and of the sev
en hundred or more now in the Held
most have passed muster at her
Dr. McGee has regularly practic
ed her profession in Washington
for some years and is well known in
medical circles throughout this
country, having contributed several
papers to the American Association
for the Advancement of Science and
to other scientilic organizations.
ft GREW R&^GUEHJin t«v « ^
In taking a summary of the situa
tion, the fact at once becomes ai>-
W tor 15 fliiyj). firusH.
pa>mLJIi>xtJhe--Afvo. A^neri:r,u-+s+wouM cost them but, little and would
negleothi,. the eultivatin^. of the
EIGHTH NEW YORK REGIMENT
FIVE MEN Wi:,.
A BOATL '
In a Critical Gondlton—SItuatlon at
Montauk Point Much im-
Droved in Health.
To Protect fi
Issues a Der
tors, Mis, ioiiaries
(Telegraphed to the Kecord.)
Charlevoix Aug. 110.—The crew of
the steamer Superior was rescued
from Beaver Island by the steamer
Charlevoix today. The Superior
had sunk off Gulf Island three days
ago, the crew took to the boats and
reached Beaver Island where they
remained for forty-eight hours with
out food or shelter until discovered
by the City of Charlevoix brought
Utica, Aug. 80.—The Eighth New
York arrived at 9 o’clock this morn
ing. The men are suffering intense
(By wire to
Cairo. Aug. bn.
friendly Arabs uiki -c
Wortley. which h as
A brigade o
around Omdurairuith ,\ view of cut
ting off'the Khalifra, had its lirst
Mvices From Santiaoo.
Wa^ihington, Aug. 29,—The fol
lowing despatch has been received
at the War Department:
Santiago de Cuba via Hayti, Aug.
22.Adjutant General, Washington.
August 28th, total sick, 380; total
fever, 322; new cases fever, 9; re
turned to duty, 97; deaths, 7.
.(Sigued) Lawtos, Commanding.
Washington, Aug. 29.—Adjutant
General Corben has received the fol
lowing cablegram from Gen. Shaf-
,ter under date of Santiago;
“I have today transfered all busi-
neas relations to customs over to
Major General Lawton. There has
been collected with the exception of
,a small amount, $102,093. Salaries
of officers and all expenses, includ
ing street cleaning, city officials,
police, etc., have been paid to date
leaving over $90,000 in the treasury.
The expenses of the custom houses
have been cut down from .$40,000 to
"iftiSjWj'per'annttin, and -t-1.",* a-
can be materially redue.-il ■ • •
collections are all made under tbu
painimum tariff, including ^a large
reduction in tonnage. The econo
my and celerity which has clrarac-
terized the business of the customs
has been brought about in a great
measure under the supervision and
good management of Donalson.
Jiramle Michael Beaten bu a Negro.
New York. Aug. 27.—Major Tay
lor, colored today became the cycl
ing wonder by beating Jimmie Mi
chael and smashing all world’s rec
ords. It was a mile paced race, the
first heat of v/hieh Michael won ow
ing to an accident fo Taylor s ma
chine. Taylor took the next two
iieats, finishing the last in 1:41 2 b.
The former record was 1:4,5 2-5
We are informed that Mrs BT-anklyn
Wright tonight will have in bloom
■eight night htooming cactus
A Cuban’s Generositg.
Fremont. O.. Aug. 29.—John Meek
of this county, father of George B.
Meek, who was killed on the torpedo
boat Winslow, at Cardenas, May 11th
has received a letter and a check for
$100. The letter goes on to show
that young Meek was the first Amer
ican born sailor killed in. the Cuban
war. The letter received by Mr.
Meek reads as follows;
Washington, D. C. Aug. 24.
John Meek, Esq:
Dear Sir;—Some months ago, a
Cuban gentleman, who signs him
self Cambresis, from the city of
Mexico, sent General Tomas Estrpi-
da Palma of New York, an order
for a hundred dollars to be given to
the wife, children or parents of the
first American bprn sailor who
should die in the war to free Cyba,
1 have just now been informed that
your son, George B. Meek, fireman
of the first class, on board the tor
pedo boat Winslow, was the first
hero to shed his blood for the inde-
p^adence of our unfortunate and'
■ ' i3 troddeD"^opie."'
1 beg to inclose you the check en
trusted to my care, being a proof of
the gratitude of the Cubans for their
friends and allies, the Americans.
Please acknowledge the receipt of
the same in duplicate.
Yours very respectfully.
Gonzalo de Ruesado.
Charge d’Affaires of the Republic
The check dated Blay 17th and
is drawn on the Bank of America, fo
the order of Tomas Estrada Palma,
and is sigued Blaitland, Cop))ell &
On the reverse side it is endorsed;
‘Tay to the order of Gonzalo de
Tomas Estrada Palma.
ijOiS not as yet had the check
cashed and has ait>a4y be^n offered
much more than its face value fay
^^ies who want it as a souvenir of
ly.'forty are too sick to leave their
berths and some are on the point of
death. Cries of delirum were plain
ly heard as the train ijassed. It was
veritably a pest train. Tucy.e is
Ot^y one j^hysi*ian in c‘.harge/i
hundred and thirty six men who re
fused outside assistance.
Montauk, Aug. 80.—The condi
tions are rapidly improving, there
is miTch less suffering among the
troops, but it is has been suggested
that the regulars rsceive the most
care. The troopship Hudson arriv
ed this morning with six huddred of
First District of Columbia regiment
Nashville, Aug. 80.—Furniture
and hardware stores, bank ally and
college street were destroyed by fire
this morning; loss half a million dol
brush with the e' ;
of the Nile, captu
about laden wi;-
scouts are now
The whole Ang
has reached Urn
a new camp ten n
The gunboat xMei;
river d^uring a tev
ship Bay Sta^-
ing with ou
. . 'PT’
sued upon ;
mina coming of
great pleasure ;
nation ranged jo
throne of the ne
the people for tb,
ing support. Sh
ing ‘'Blay our cor-
in everything in
tion can be grea.c
• on the banks
live men and
'■ ;/ will move to
- nearer today.
• n wrecked on
- sand storm.
trades and the mecluinicul and in
dustrial avenues 1o uii extent past
belief. Take for in,4anee. as a sub
ject for comparison, any of the larg
er cities^ of the land, and find out
how many in proportion to numbers
are skilled workmen in any of the
mechanical and industrial pursuits.
Few indeed if any can be found.
And still in studying up conditions
presented, the fact is apparent that
more Afro .\uiericans should apply
themselves to the trades. There Is
great demand for .skilled labor,
and the ..Vfro-American. coiiipeteut
and capable of competing along
these lines, will not be long without
employment at wages that mean at
least independence. Mechanical and
industrial pursuits today, offers as
much to the Afro-American, who
can read between the lines as auy of
If the colored business men would
put a small ad. in The Recoro it
the professional callings that mi'^ht j ..
n. ^ t. Sprunt & Son, Cotton Imoorfe
be named.—Pdichigau Representa- -x > ’ /} * j ^
Negroes Teirorized. •
Dallas, Texas, Aug. 27.—A rci‘''n
Of terror exists all over northern
materially help us.
Rochester, N. Y. Aug.—Mist
Dannie Beck and Charles C. Herrick
of this city were drowned at Wind
sor Beach on Lake Ontario la,-t
night while bathing.
Among the members of the crew
of the Nantucket who arrived this
morning are Messrs. Chas. Martin,
John Myers, Griffin Allen. Thomas
Holmes, James Muldrow, Louis
Bryant, David MeCIarney and Robt,
We call especial attention to the
large and attractive, advertisement
of Mr. A. W. Kiveubark, the popu
lar grocer. Mr. Kiveubark needs no
introduction to the people of this
city. Hi.s long business earreer is
his strongest recommendation. Give
him your patronage.
Our popular friend, Mr. Jac«.5 d,
W’ilsou, head cotton grader for Alex
ers, arrived yesterday from his home
Lincoluville S. C,, to resume his
The Wilmington Division of the
Naval Reserves arrived iWs morn
ing about 8 a. m. There 'vas ii larc.
the war.i •
1 the end of
!! and thanks
: alty and lov-
cDcluded by say
jF;. become great
h;1i a small nq-
are liockmg to Dt: . B'cEoi-.
Whitccaps in Dentou, Rockwell,
Grayson, Kaufman, Fannin and oth
er counties ars lo blame. Outrages
have been perpetrated in numerous
places during the last thirty days,
including whipping and shooting
Negroes for various criminal offenc-
and blowing up a half dozen or
Relic oUhe Armada.
One of the sights in the harbor of
Santiag.o }^e Cuba is the remains of
the old St. Paul, one of the ships
of the Spanish Armada that Philip
II sent to England in 1588, being
one of the very few of that famous
flotilla that escaped destruction at
the time. What a career this 0I4
ship has been through! She had
breasted the waves of many seas
and wichstobd the storms in many
waters for nearly three centuries,
when she w.ay burned to the water’s
edge here in Santiago harbor a fe'..
years ago and sunk whi^re her re
mains now lie covered with barna
cles, an emblem of the nation whose
flag she once so proudly bore. Dur
ing the last years-of her career
afloat she was used as a transport
for troops from Europe and as a
Spanish guard ahip in these seas by
the local government. She can only
be seen at low water. Only the ribs
and stanchions are held together by
the stout keel timbers apd low
er sheathing. The Spaniards would
probably have tried to destroy even
this part of the wreck if they had
supposed that the American “jack
ies” would have madfi these timh^r^*
into relics of there victory, if they
can find them, as they probably
wilU—San Francisco Chronicle.
ftDMINISTK. 0R*S NOTICE
Having qualified as Administrator
of the Estate George McGary deceas
ed, late of Wilmington, New Hanov
er County. State of North Carolina,
This is to notify all persons having
claims against the Estate of said de
ceased, to prese,^t the same on or
before the 18th lay of August, 1899,
or this notice will be plead in the
bar of their recovery. All persons
indebted to estate will please
makeimmed;'. .ulement. This 18tb
day of Auguist '^98,
JnoStephen Jo le.s. W. E. Hentlerson
tie street n>
Sixth and ^
more houses by dynamite,
Negro districts and suburbs of
Dallas are crowded with strangers.
Chief of Police Cordwell says there
are nearly 2,000 strange Negroes
here and more coming. Police Capt.
Ceehan says 200 came in last might,
and were huddled together like
sheep. The police and sheriff 's de
partment find the race problem a
difficult sitviatipu to solve. Robber
ies are increraing, but officers be
lieve most of them is the work of
white thieves, who argue that the
crimes will be charge to straqge
btate of North Carolina. /
New Hanover County. \
Eliz'.’ Jo,pcs. plaintiff-
' ■nth, or between
nth oil Mulberry.
The finder vul be rewarded by leav
ing the pin at this office or by rq-
tpruing it to Capt. Valantiue Howe.
Mrs. Marj Henderson, died about
3 miles east of this city at 12 o’clock
yesterday from old qgc. ^he deoeas^
ed was the mother of Mrs. G. W.
Burnett. The deceased was borq ux
Prince County, Ga. The interment’
was held this afternoon at 4 o’clock
3,t the family burying ground. The
fuperal was conducted by Rev. M.L.
Blalock, paston of St. Lhke’s A. M
E. Zion Church.
Pay iip at ance, if you plea;?«
that we effp combat the evil mflueu-
oes at work agaisbt our race.
Mr, Adam Brown haii roraoved his
family to New York where he wUl;
make bis future home.
take uoticfc tiittu un action entitled
above has been commenced in
the Superior Court of New Hi^^^aver
County, to a divov-ce dissolv-
bonds of matrimony hereto
fore and. now exi.sting between the
plaintiff and Ylefendant according
to the Statutes in snch cases ;^ade
and provided, "pha gv-ound in which
^aia judgement and dccvcc are
claimed is fully sqt fev-th in the- com
plaint: how on file, and you are here
by notified that if you fail to appear
and answer tho said complaint as
above required, the said iilaiutiff
will apply to the Court for the re
lief demanded in said ^omplaint.
This 29th day of August, 1898.
;ino. D. Taylor, Clerk of the Supe
"W, E: Henderson, Attorney for
arrival. x ; •.> ko
Quite a large number of citizens
left yesterday to attend the New-
Berne Fair, which is repoj’ted as bt>-
ing the finest held in that city for
Mrs. Fannie (ilather and Miss
Delia Story did not leave yesterday
for New Berne as was reported but
they will leave today.
Every colored man should by him
self a little plot of ground and erect
himself a little house thereon., If
it takes ten years to pay for a home
it is well worth making the effort to.
buy one. Planning to buy one af
ter you have saved up something for
that purpose never amounts to mucK
Blost men succeed when pressed the-
It is said that in proportion fo his
wealth, the Negro is the best dress
ed Individual on earth. VVe take
this as a very doubtful Yomplimeat*
Cleanliness is an essential to life;
but fine clothes do not make a man.
Try to get something more than an
There are a number of \veU-t0-ffo
colored men in this city w'hoi succeed
ed only through , pevs.5s;tent efforts
coupled with ngiti ecuiiomy. TIj?
secret of th^ir success is that they
spent less than they earned.
The Alter Guild of St Marks.P.E
Church will give a lawn party at the
Rectory Conxer Sixth and Grace
street tonight Admission
latge children 8cts.. small ohilcPren .-
If you would have money in time
of need, refuse to buy simyly bt^cause
you want an article or beeaue it is
Linen Duck in short length at 7}
cents. Ladies Shoes in odd size s a
and below New York cost. Ladies
Straw Hats for bathikg at 8c each.
Aprans, Gingiiam at (c per yard
Bargains in all'lines. ^
|T 18 Market street.