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I A GOOD SUGGESTION.
-tne uovernor recommends the es
tabliahrrient of reformatories for
youthful criminals. This is not ,the
first time' this recommendation
has been made, for' there
have been - efforts in that di
rection for a number of years
by many of the State papers, and by
citizens who take an interest in such
The majority of the States have
such reformatories, and no State
should be without .them, even from
an economical, , if from no other
standpoint. Such institutions -do
not always make good men or women
uuii ui uepiaveu uuya uuu gifi, ior
keep the young from demoralizing
; contact with hardened criminals,
and make it possible for them to be
come better and fit themselves for
some useful employment by which
they could when thrown upon their
own resources earn a living. I
"Many of the ' criminal youth be
come so by association and example
and they are more to be pitied than
condemned, and they should at least
be given a fair chance jo show what
is in them and whether , they are
capable of improvement. This is
due not only to them, but it is a
duty incumbent : upon the State,
whose .wards they became. The
State u morally bound to .do the
best that can be done "for themi to
the end that they may be reformed
and grow up better 4 men and wd
' men, instead of worse. Aside from
-the moral obligation, there is econ
omy in this, for it is cheaper to
teach" and train these, youths than
it ' will "be to keep them in restraint
or punish- them when grown up
The Legislature is not losing aiiy
time in making the movement for
quahhecl sunrage. Thus it recog
nizes the voice of the people and the
great issue which was the vital one
in the past campaign, and on which
the people rendered their verdict
wir.Vi snpVi nnmiafnlriihln nmnliagia
... - " vu.j.y.
One bill to amend the constitu-
tioii in the matter of suffrage has
already been introduced," and the
probabilities are that there ,will be
others, and wo have little doubt that
by selecting: the best points from
each we will get a suffrage law that
will meet the requirements and the
approval of the people at the polls
when it is submitted to them.
The bill introduced by. Mr. "Win
ston, of Bertie, Friday, is, with some
additions and alterations, a repro-
' duction of the Louisiana law, which
seems to be regarded with consider
able favor in Kaleigh. It provides
. for an educational or property
, qualification, the votel who is not
able to read and write being required
to have $300 worth of property, and
in addition to this it requires the
. payment of poll tax for the year in
which the election is held and the
preceding year. tt It ialso disquali
fies for a considerable number of
.' crimes. ' -'
It is to be submitted to the people'
of o rnrrnl oi Altf !aii 4-sv Vv- V A am
. the first Tuesday after the first Mon
day in May, 1900, it being proposed
; to change the time of holding elec
.tions to that date.
. The following are the salient fea-
tures ef this bill, as condensed by
the Kaleighrosf :
, Sep. 2. Every person qualified to
vote shall have been an actual bona
fide resident of the State of North
Carolina for two (2) years, of the coun
ty pne (1) year, and of the precinct or
ward or other election district in which
he proposes to . vote six (6) months
next preceding election ; provided, that
removal rrom one precinct, etc., to
another in the same county shall .not
operate to deprive any person of the
right to vote in the precinct, eto.
from which 'he has removed, until
six (6) months after such removal,
- But no , person who has been
1 convicted or confessed his guilt in
1 open court upon indictment of the fol
lowing crimes: . briberv. burclarv in
any degree, larceny, receiving stolen
gwuB, arauu, QDuuniog money on
goods under false pretence,, perjury.
forgery, embezzlement, rape, asault
with intent to commit raie. fornica
tion and bieramv. incest. Immovino
crop before paying rent or before sat
isfying liens thereon, disposing of
mortaged -property with intent to
defraud the mortgagee, crime against
nature, sale of cotton within nro-
hibited fhours, dueling, gambling.
houses, churches and fences, shooting.
" '"dij, injuries vj nouses,
At or throwing into cars, locomotives or
trainjpslander of innocent women,,se
duction under promise of marriage, or
an atlemTjt to commit anv of t.Visn of
fences, or of felony now prohibited
by the laws of North Carolina, or
which may hereafter be prohibited, or
of any crime whereof the punishment
may be imprisonment in the peniten
tiary, shall be permitted to vote cr be
deemed an elector, unless the said per
son shall be first restored to citizenship
in a manner prescribed by law. And
it shall not be necessary that any pun
ishment has been imposed to bring
persons within the prohibition of this
section. Those under suspended judg
ment are prohibited, as well as those
"Sec. 5. Every person presenting
himself for registration shall be able to
read and write intelligently, and he
shall demonstrate his ability to do so
when he applies for; registration, by
making under oath, administered to
him by the", officer having in charge
such registration, or by his deputy,
both of whom are hereby authorized
to administer such oath, written appli
cation therefor upon a blank to be fur
nished by such officer.
"The said application shall contain
the necessary i information toshow
that he is entitled to register and vote,
and shall be entirely written, dated
and signed by him, in the presence of
the registration officer or his deputy?
withouWassistance or suggestion from
any person or memorandum whatever,
except the form of application herein
The DDlieation for registration
above provided for shall be an exact
copy of, the following form, with the
proper names, dates and numbers sub'
stituted for the blanks appearing
therein, to wit. :
1 am a resident or the State jstt
North Carolina and' a citizen of the
United States. Myname is.:.. .....;
I was born in the State of . ... I
vuuuijr ui uu tuo.. uajr ui i
4 i.1 J i. I
. . . . 1 . in me year or. . 1 am now.
.years and . . .months and. . .days of
age; 1 have resided in this State since
in the county since ..... . and
in the precinct (or ward or other elec
tion district) since... , and 1 am
not disfranchised by any of the pro
visions of the Constitution" of this
State." : .
"Sec. 6. Provides that if the applicant
be not able to read and write as above
provided, then he shall be entitled to
register and vote if 'he shall, at the
time he offers to register be the actual
and bona fide owner of property as
sessed to him in the State at a valua
tion of not less than three hundred.
($300) dollars on the tax lists of the
current vear in which he offers to reg
ister, or on the tax lists of the preced- ,
: r 11 li 1 a :
m yeac u i,ae roil 01 me current year
shall hot have been completed and
filed, and on which, if the property so
assessed be. personal only, all taxes
thereon shall have been paid.
'Sec. 7. No male person who was on
January 1, 1867, or at any date prior
thereto, entitled to vote under the
Constitution or statutes of any State in
the united States wherein he then re
sided, or who prior to that time was a
regularly enlisted soldier in the army
of the United States; and no person,
son or grandson of any such person
not less than 21 years of age at the date
of the adoption of this Constitution ; and
no male person who was naturalized
prior to the first Of January, 1900, shall
be denied the right to register and vote
in this State by reason of his failure
a l j X? :i a 1
io mm ; me eaucauonai or property
tution ; provided he shall have resided
in this State for five (5) years next pre
ceding the date at which he shall apply
for registration, and shall have regis
tered in accordance with the terms of
this Article brior to September 1, 1900;
and no person shall be entitled to reg
ister under this section after said date.
"This section also provides for the
method which such persons shall pur
sue to secure the benefits of the above,
and provides also the oath he shall
take ; also for a separate registration
of this class of voters, and all whose
names appear thereon shall be per
mitted to vote at all 'elections in the
"Sec. 8. Provides for' the payment
of poll tax of all. persons! under the
age of 60 years; and provides that no
such person shall be permitted to vote
unless such payment is made on or
before the 31st day of December of
each year for the two (2) years pre
ceding the year in which he offers to
vote: All between the ages of 21 and
60 not therein exempted come within
this provision. i . 1
It is also required by this section
that the poll tax receipt for said time
shall be exhibited to the election of
ficer in official form, or duplicate in
event of loss, or proof of payment of
such poll tax shall be produced by the
affidavit of the party to whom it was
"Heavy penalty is imposed for
changing or altering in any way one
01 these receipts;-and any tax col
lector, sheriff or other person whor
shall ante-date such shall be guilty of
"Idiots, deaf and dumb or blind
persons are exempted; also persons
under 23 years of age who. have paid
all poll taxes assessed- against them."
The other features of the bill pro:
vide for the methods of securiner
registration where registration has
been refused, defining who shallJbe
elegible to office, the machinery for
carrying the law into effect,, &c -
Some doubt is entertained, ' al
though there is. a difference of
opinion among lawyers on that ques
tion, as to the 1 constitutionality of
some portions of this bill, and
whether it will pass the gauntlet of
the 17. . S... Supreme Court if carried
there.' 'Wev are under the impres
sion that it has been passed upon by
some of the lower courts and sus
tained, but we are. not sure' of that.
If there were no doubt about this
this bill would come as near covering
the case and meeting withLthe re-?
quirements as any election law we
know of, b.ut the Selection law of
Mississippi has- stood the test of the
courts, and perhaps it would bewell
to thoroughly consider the doubtful
features of this proposed law before
it is finally acted upon, and not
take any chances on having it ruled
Cheap cotton is getting away with
the paper collar induB,try. -; .Ih 1868
there were - forty; factories which
turned out ,400,000,000 collars a
year, while now there are only two
in frtva f in .'I- wir T-nvn Anf.
1 VMUlUVWUl .: TV UlVU u VUV
Mrs. Anna Smith, of Worcester,
Eng., is the youngest woman of her
age in that country. She has a
weakness' for fairs,, and has attend
ed all that were held in her part of
jthe country for the past 100 years.
She had sixteen children, and one
of her daughters, aged 80 years,
also had sixteen. Theold lady does
all her own work, eaa f onr meals a
days, enjoys an occasional toddy,
solaces herself with alclay pipe, and
is reasonably happy.
The' obstacle to the occupation
and civilization of considerable -portion
of Africa is a little fl.yr whose
bite iseadly to horses, cattle, dogs
-and other animals, although not to
man. But man hasn't much busi
ness where horses,- cattle or dogs
can't stay, and therefore that fly
infected region must remain a wil
derness until they can shoo these
flies away, or discover some neutral
izer of the poison. . 7 i "
The New "York Herald, which is
an expansion boomer, rises to remark
that "our government' has" as its basic
principle the will of the ' people."
As far as this is a government of the
people this is true, but it-is a govern
ment also of law, and' the people are
or should be governed as much by the
law, and by'right and justice, as the
oi tie multitude cannot mate wrong
, . . .
Most of the European monarchs
are particular about' shaking hands
with commoV folks, hut King Hum
bert, of Italy, is a regular demo
cratic hand-shaker and when he
goes out on an excursion or frolic
shakes hands with everybody. If
they got out of a job and it depended
on an election well wager that
-Humbert would scoop the whole lot.
"A yqnhg man who was found with
his skull fractured and unconscious
jpn the railroad track at -Buffalo,
N. Y.,. 8tv few days ago, began to
whistle upon being -carried to the
hospital and whistled constantly . for
ninety-five- hours, until he died. He
whistled all sorts of tunes and seemed
to have jan unlimited supply.
A German inventor has invented
a stone which is a combination of
purified paper pulp, mixed with
other hardening ingredients. ' It is
as hard as stone bnt much lighter,
and it is to be used for !. roofs and
floors, the special claim made for it
being that it is a non conductor of
h fc M
. A new raft has been invented for
ocean steamers, or other vessels car
rying passengers. , They are used
as shade decks, but in case of acci
dent may be used as rafts having
great carrying capacity andhold
ing capacity of 2,000 people.
.The retiring Governor of Penn
sylvania gave much "good advice in
his farewell addiess. .It is much
easier for some Governors to give
good advice when going out of office
than, to practice it when m.
The late Calvin S. Brice left only
$000,000 worth of personal prop
erty, but he left a comfortable little
$7,000,000 or thereabouts in stocks
and other kinds of property.
Boston's claim to fame will not
now be confined to beans, for she
claims to have the largest railway
station in the world, one that will
accommodate 2,000 trains a day.
Governor Roosevelt gives due no
tice that habitual criminals or vwif e
beaters need expect no sympathy
and no pardons from him. j: ;
It is predicted that the African
gold mines will produce this year
$100,000,000 worth of the yellow
Hungarian statesmen aim high.
Whenthev fieht duels they shoot
into the roofs of neighboring houses.
SHIPPING AT S0UTHP0RT.
Revenue Cotter Hamilton Arrived Tog
Iron Kins Transport Hartford.
Special Star Telegram.'
SdUTHPOKT, N. 0., January 7. The
Eevenue Cutter Hamilton, Capt.
Roath, arrived at five o'clckthis
afternoon. - She left Charleston yes
terday morning . and in cruising : up
the coast experienced rough weather
during the gale last night. ' -
f The transport Hartford is an
chored in the harbor for the night, and
expects to proceed at daylight on her
wav to Cuba" The U. 8. tug Iron
King sailed to-day, bound to Havana
TAXES IN CUBA.
War Department Will Continue Spanish
System for a Short Time. ..
"j. By Teleitraph to the Morning Star
Washington,; Jan. 7. -The i War
1 Department has " finally decided to
continue in force, for a time at least,
the system of collecting taxes in Cuba'
practiced by the (Spanish autnonues,
hot' . with .some important chanees
made in the plan.: all in the direction
j of liberality toward the taxpayers and
! in the honesty of administration. ; ' -
WILMINGTON, N. C, FRIDAY, JNUAKY 13, 1899.
OF PUBLIC SCHOOLS.
Farther Particulars Regarding Prof. Jno.
J. Blair's Acceptance His Enviable
Career As An Educator.
Yesterday morning the Stab an
nounced that Prof. Jno. J. Blair had
resigned the superintendency of the
City Schools of Winston to succeed
Prof. M. C. S, Noble as superintend
ent of the Wilmington Public Schools,
Prof. Noble having some months ago
resigned that position to accept the
chair of Pedagogy of the University
of North Carolina. "
The Winston papers refer extensive
ly to Prof. Blair's resignation and give
expression to sincere regret that the
Winston 'schools are to lose him as a
superintendent. The Journal declares
that he is "one of the best superin
tendents in the State, and Wilmington
will be largely the gainer in his trans
fer," , ; "
The folio wins is Prof. Blair's resig
To the:J3oard of School Commis
sioners, Winston, N. C: '
Gentlemen On the first of the
month, I received a communication'
from the proper authorities in Wil-
sition of Superintendent of Schools
for that city: In view of the fact that
these schools are the largest and best
equipped in the State, that the posi
tion is regarded as the most responsi
ble and important one, and that the
salary paid the ' superintendent there
is greater than that given by any other
of our cities, I very reluctantly and
with many regrets most respectfully
ask you 'to release me from my en
gagement here so that I may proceed
at once to this field. -
For twelve years I have served in
your schools to the best of my ability
and I desire to express to the gentle
men of this and former Boards my
hearty and sincere thanks for the
many favors and kindnesses, official
and personal, which you have done
me. Uur relations have always been
of the most pleasant and cordial char
acter and not an incident of an un
pleasant kind has arisen between us
during this long term of service. I
desire to thank you, too, as an . edu
cator, for the deep, earnest and un
selfish interest and devotion which you
have shown to the cause of education
and in behalf of the important work
which your schools . . are doing here.
Through you I desire also to express
my grateful eelm3 to the eood peo
ple of this city who have always shown
such a liberal, progressive spirit' tow
ard the schools, and who have been so
kind to me. r
To the teachers and scholars. I am
particularly attached, and desire to
say, that to them 1 1 am indebted for
whatever of success the schools have
accomplished. My work here has
been of the most pleasant and agree
able character and it is hard for me to
leave it, but, under all the circum
stances, I shall be glad if you will
allow me to enter immediately upon
my work in another part or the State,
which was tendered me unexpectedly
and for which I made no application.
Very sincerely yours, .
Jno. J. Blair.
The Winston Board of School Com
missioners have accepted Prof. Blair's
resignation and addressed to him the
following letter, to wit: . '
Winston, N. C, Jan. 5th, 199.
Prof. John J. Blair, Win6ton, N. U.
Dear Sirs We are instructed by
the Board of Graded School Commis
sioners' for the city of Winston to in
form .you, that your communication
tendering your resignation as Superin
tendent of t the Graded School of this
city,' has been received, considered and
accepted by the Board.
While we do it with, regret, we will
not stand in your way to better your
We desire to express the high esteem
our people entertain for you, with
inanKS ior your iaiimui service in tne
schools continuously for twelve years.
Our schools are now in the most flour-.
ishing condition since their organiza
tion, due largely to your faithful and
untiring etrorts and splendid manage
ment. . ,
We are confident that the Board
voices the sentiment ot tnis entire
community in wishing you success in
your new field of labor.
. xours truly,
W. C. Pollard,
Chairman Pro Tern.
The Winston Sentinel gives the fol
lowing concise sketch of Prof. Blair's
Prof. John Jay Blair is a native or
Guilford county, N. C. He took a pre
paratory course at Guilford College and
graduated with high honors at Har
vard University. Jj'or several years
he was a professor in the State Nor
mal school ofNorth Carolina and he
has ' conducted with great success
county institutes in nearly all sections
of the State. He has taken several
Summer courses in Northern schools
for teachers and has remarkable tal
ent for painting, drawing, etc. He
has travelled extensively in Europe
and is a great reader and student. He
came to Winston in 1886 and taught
in the schools until 11890, when he
was elected Superintendent, which po
sition he has held ever since. In 1893
he was President of the State Teach
ers' Assembly, and in 1896 was elected
Graded School Superintendents. He
is a Mason, an Elk, President of the
Golf Club. Manager of the Dramatic.
Club, 8k- member of the Twin-tJity
Club, etc, etc .
To Make Way for the'TempIe.
Mr. James C. Munds," as secretary.
of the Masonic Temple Corporation,
gives notice elsewhere in. this issue of
the Star that bids will be received up
to noon on Fridayv the 13th instant, for
taking down the old First National
Bank building now on the site upon
which the new Masonic Temple is to
be erected. The building is to be
torn down and the lot cleared not
later that February 20th. .
The cotton market was un
changed yesterday at 5J cents for mid
dling, with receipts 251 bales against
661 bales received same day last year.
The crop year receipts up to the pres
a. - . MIA AA 1 -1 Ti i.
em . lime are ius agauiBb
274,311 bales received up to the cor
responding date last year.-y ; - ;
Wesley Gray, a very old iiegro,
who' lived in the Purcell Alley, was
found .dead Jin his room yesterday
morninar. Dr. Price? the coroner, was
notified and held an inquest, but found
that death : resulted;; from j natural
causes. 'Yr- ::rf '
THE TRANSPORT HARTFORD.
Here : to Take on Supplies doing to 1
HavajM tor-Service Miss Clara . I
Barton on Board.
About lLSff o'clock yesterday morn- !
ing , the U. S. transport Hartford, I
bound from New York - to .Havana, 1
steamed into this port for supplies and
slight repairs. She is moored at the
government dock and will "probably
resume her voyage sometime this 1
The announcement that Miss Clara
Barton is aboard the Hartford bound j
for Cuba to look after the interests 1f
the work of the Red Cross Society of
which she is the founder and chief
officer, -v will be. of pneral interest
She spent the entire day. yesterday on
board the ship and . will pro
bably not. come ashore at all
duriDg her stay in port The 6ailors
on board the transport sing Miss Bar
ton's praises with a will." She has al
ready several times during the voyage,
they say, distributed tobacco and-other
luxuries to taern and in many ways
striven to add to their pleasure.- Miss
Barton does not know exactly
how : long she will ' remain in
Cuba. -. ;vO"" -L--' ''
. The Hartford has until recently
plied between New York and Hartford
as a passenger boat and was but re
cently purchased "by the United States
government and is being sent to Cu
ban waters, in charge of Capt Thomp
son, to do a general transport service
between the various ports of the Antil
es. This is her first voyage on
the "high sea," her service heretofore
having been in the sounds onlyv
EDWARD F0Y WAS
ACQUITTED OF BURGLARY.
Case Tried Before Judge Battle In
Criminal Court Prisoner Was
- v -
The entire session of the Criminal
Court yesterday was occupied with the
taking of evidence' and hearing argu
ment in the case' against Edward Foy,
colored, charged with . burglary. . It
was about 6.30 o'clock last night when
the jury returned a verdict of "not
guilty" in the case.
Star readers will remember ' that
the charge against Foy was that of en
tering the house of Jordan Nixon,
colored, he ' having been found by
Nixon under a bed about 2 A. M. on
the occasion complained of in the in
dictment During the trial yesterday Foy ac
knowledged that he was in the house
and under the bed as charged, but pro
tested that he was there without felo
nious intent and by knowledge and
consent of certain members of Nix
on's family. Six State's witnesses
were examined. - The-only 4 testimony
for the defence v as by the defendant,
who was defended by L. V. Grady,
Esq., in a manner which elicited
many compliments. :
Solicitor Duffy isalso highly com
plimented for his very able and forci
bly delivered address to the jury in
the interest of the prosecution.
Yesterday evening the court had
been adjourned for fully an hour when
the jury reached a verdict. It re
quired considerable time to' notify
Judge Battle and the counsel for the
defence so that the verdict could be
taken. In the meantime the prisoner,
Foy, was brought into the court room.
The trial was a matter of life or death
to him and. he was deeply affected,
weeping much of the time. When
the jury announced the verdict he
lifted his hands and almost shouted,
"Bless God for that 1" -There
is another charge for house
breaking connected with the same in
cident which will be tried to-day. Fpy
was therefore remanded to jaiL
The jury which sat curing the trial
yesterday was as follows: Isham
Quick, Dan'l J. Price, Jno. A. Holt
E. A. Ovett Prince Le Boo, C- C. B.
Parker, Jas. M. Moore. Geo. E. Bar
nett Jno. B. Quelch, Abram Leonard,
T. F.' Tyler, A. J. Hanby, J. W.
Eubank, C. R. Branch, B, J. King,
Richard.Pesen, T. M. Kure and J. W.
' . Court will reconvene at 9.30 A. M.
CITY CART' DRIVER INJURED.
Mr. Windsor Harrelson Had a Leg Frac
tured Yesterday Morning.
Mr. Windsor Harrelson, who lives
in Masonboro township, had quite a
mishap yesterday morning. He was
employed by Mr. Jesse Williams as
driver on a cart hired to Superintend
ent Perry, for hauling rock on the
streets, and yesterday morning the
horse attached to his vehicle became
frightened at a street car near the
corner of Ninth and Princess streets
and ran.-- , 'N, .
The horse got' beyond Mr. Harrel
son's control, . and he ' made' a jump
from the cart to save himself, but be
coming entangled with 1 the lines, he
fell under (he cart and one 'wheel
passed over his right leg, breaking both
bones near the knee. : , -
Superintendent Perry immediately
had him removed to the City Hospital
where Dr. Fife set the broken mem
ber, and at last accounts he was doing
very well. - :. "r
- The Eayetteville Observer an
nounces that President Harry Walters
of the Atlantic Coast Line, will meet
a special committee from the Fayete-
ville Chamber of Commerce within . a
few day to confer in regard to Fayette-
ville's ad vantages for the reteintion of
the present C. F. and Y. V. railroad
shops. .. ;: . r
" Only t wo marriage' licenses were
issued by Register of Deeds Biddle
during the past week, i Both were to
white couples. . - -l. '. ;'.
REV. MOSES D. H0QE, D. D.
Died Yesterday Morning at His Residence
in Richmond, Va. The Fineral
To-morrow Afternoon. ;
By Telegraph to the Morning Star. 1
Richmond, Va., January 6. Rev.
Dr. Moses D. Hoge, the eminent
Presbyterian divine and pastor - of the
Second Presbyterian church, here,
died at his residence in this' city at
2 20 o'clock this morning. 4-
Early in November last Dr. ' Hoge
while recovering from a severe spell
of illness was thrown from his bucrgy
by the . vehicles getting in collision
wiiha trolly. He was badly j bruised.
Two of his ribs were broken and he
was unnerved from the t-hock of" the
accident. He was a great sufferer at
times, but was conscious to the last
The funeral will take place .Sunday
afternoon at 2 o'clock. 1
. Dr. Hoge was - born in Prince 'Ed
ward county in 1818. He was de
scended on his father's side from a long
line of distinguished Presbyterian di
vines. He was educated at Hampden
Sydney College and -Union Theologi
cal Seminary, and soon after being
licensed to preach was v called to this
city as an assistant io Dr. Plummer, of
the First Church. His first and only
independent charge was the Second
Church, which he built up, : and has
been pastor of for fifty-four years.' ; He
stood in the front ; rank of Pres
byterian ministers of the South, was
an authority in r Church I courts,
and was several times moderator
of the Southern Assembly. . He had
also represented his church on several
occasions abroad as delegate; to pan
Presbyterian and pan-Evangelical
gatherings. Dr .Hoge threw- himself
eart and soul into the Confederate
cause and during the war j ran the
blockade . to England, where he se
cured from the British Bible Society
a large grant of Bibles and Tes
taments for the Confederate army.
He had taken part in nearly
every great Confederate function and
demonstration occurring since the
close of the war, such as the unveil
ing of the Jackson statue and the
laying Of the corner-stone and the un
veiling! of the Lee statue, : and the
Soldiers and Sailors' monument He
took an important part in the cere
monies incident to the re-interment of
the remains of Mr. Davis, and one of
his last appearances in public was as
one of the officiating clergymen at Miss
Winnie Davis' funeral.- As a pulpit
orator he stood in the front rank of the
preachers of this country.
THE GRAND JURY'S
WORK IS FINISHED.
Their Report Submitted and They Dis
charged Cases Disposed of By the
Criminal Court Yesterday.
The work before the .Circuit Crimi
nal Court is being disposed ! of with
considerable dispatch, so that there'
are now but twelve prisoners in the
county jail awaiting trial. Cbirt will
continuein session during the greater
portion of this week.' A recess was
taken about 5.30 o'clock until 9.80 to
The case-Df - hotise-breaking - Against.
Edward Foy, colored, will ba the firtt
case called for trial.
1 Yesterday W. H. Hansley, colored
charged with stealing dressed hogs
from Mr.'R. B. Moore a , few weeks
since, was given a trial, which resulted
in his conviction. Judge Battle sen
tenced him to seven years in the peni
tentiary. Other cases disposed of wereas fol
lows.: . j " .'
Daniel Keen, colored, perjury; nol
Thos. Lane, colored, secret assault;
nol prossed. . jj . '
Jno. A. Odham, larceny; not guilty.
James Harper, colored, carrying
concealed weapon ;' submitted. .
Eugene James, colored, larceny of
a saddle; submitted. Sentenced to
four months in jail, to be hired out by
commissioners. , !
Judgment was suspended on the
payment of the costs in the case against
two young men for driving a , horse to
death, reference to which . has hereto
fore been made. They also paid S. P.
Cowan and Co. for the horse:
The Grand Jury finished their work
yesterday, submitted their report and
were discharged for the term. The re
port is as follows, to-wit: !
To his Honor Judge Dossen Battte, of
January Term of the Criminal
Court, tof New Hanover County,
We, your Grand Jury for this term
of court beg leave to report that we
have performed the duties assigned to
We have had before us 65! bills, of
which number we have found 53 true
bills and 5 not true bill; j we also
made 4 presentments. i
We have visited the county jail, the
county home and court house. As to
the county jail we found it to be in a
very . filthy condition. The county
home we found in good condition.
The inmates were questioned and said
that they had plenty to eat and a good
supply of wood and their condition gen
erally is as good as could be expected
and they speak in high terms of the
present superintendent Mr. Chad wick.
' The court house we found to be in
excellent condition. We would rec
ommend that seats be placed near the
grand jury room door for the use of
witnesses who are waiting to be called
before that body. We also recom
mend that the sewerage in the jail be
overhauled and repaired at once and
the jail be thoroughly cleaned imme
diately. We also recommend that a
telephone be placed in the County
Home, so. that the county phy
sician can be called in case of the
severe sickness of any of the : inmates.
We also recommend that the windows
in the insane departments and the din
ing room be repaired at once, as the
glass is nearly all broken out and it is
impossible to keep the insane depart
ment warm in its present condition.
We now beg to be discharged.
Geo. W. Branch, Foreman.
' Attest. i . -
-J. F. Stanland, Clerk, m
Provost Guard Henry i Denton,
Third Kentucky regiment, was ' shot
and instantly killed at uolumnus, ua.,
in the Tenderloin district, by Private
Lambert, of the same regiment. - Lam
bert disappeared and up to mid-night
had not been captured, r .
Lengthy Document Read Yester
day in Both Houses of the
NOTHING REMARKABLE IN IT.
Recommends Increased Appropriations for
7 Educational Purposes The State
Guard Establishment pf a Re "
formatory Other Notes.
Gov. 'Russell's message to the State
Legislature makes j no reference to
race troubles.. Recounting the- begin
ning of the war between the United
States and Spain, and the President's
call folvolunteers, he says: '
"North Carolina j has reason to be
proud of the record imade by her sons
in this war so rightfully declared and
so quickly brought to a successful
conclusion. The First North Carolina
regiment was mustered into the ser
vice of the United iStates among the
very first in all the! country. In the
battle of Santiago it was North Caro
lina that gave up on i of the bravest and
best in all the land when Lieut. Wm.
E. Shipp was stricken down. He was
recognized in the army and through
out the country, as an officer of excep
tional merit Among those who fell
at Cardenas was another North Caro
linian, Worth Bagiey, whowas the
first commissioned officer killed in the
war. . Upon the occupation of Cuba by
our army, the First North Carolina
'regiment was the first to enter the
capital city of Havana, and the first to
bear the flag through its thorough
Reports of the Secretary of State, of
the Auditor' and Treasurer and heads
of other departments are submitted.
The work of the Geological Survey is
shown; legislation for the prevention
of forest fires is . recommended ; also
legislation for the improvement of the
public roads. The State Agricultural
society, the uovernor says, has done
good work the past two years : the State
Museum is commended; also, the
Normal and Industrial College, and
the College of Agricultural, and Me
chanic Arts; . the colored college at
Greensboro has not been aS largely
patronized as the amount or money
expended upon -it would demand. Ap
propriation is recommended for Ox
ford Orphan Asylum. The State Peni
tentiary is treated upon at some
length. Since the beginning of his
term, the Governor says, he has issued
hiteen commutations and 107 pardons,
0her subjects briefly treated of are
The A. & N. C. railroad; disburse
ment of some $25,000 for mobilizing
and mustering troops which the
United States refuses to pay ; the Sol
diers' Home; the State's credit; public
printing; public charities; health mat
ters: the public schools. As to other
matters, the Governor says:
The statement of the condition of
the University sent herewith is one
made - to the Governor . by- the
president of that institution in an in
formal way. The report in full of the
University will be made to the Gen
eral Assembly at a later dv. . --v
. It is a matter for profound gratitude
that the University has now the largest
attendance upon its classes that it las
ever had in its longandjuseful history,
And this increase in the number of. its
students has been secured in the midst
of business depression, such as hereto
fore has never been known in this State.
It is believed that larger-and more
beneficial results are being secured by
the public from ouri University than
have been gotten from any other edu
cational institution of a similar kind
in the country upon an equal expendi
ture of money. j
It is also to be recorded that the
spirit and practice of the North Caro
lina University is thoroughly cath
olic. It stands fori no castes in so
ciety; for no school of theology; for
no special set of speculations in
science or philosophy; for no special
view of economic thoughts It throws
its doors wide open-to all classes of
young men who seek Cultivation,
without regard to their wealth or en
vironments, or connections or convic
tions. The- appropriations made to
this institution heretofore have been
wisely and economically used, and I
recommend to the Legislature to make
such additions to the appropriations
or its treasury as may be demanded
by its increased attendance and as
" . .an An t"J"
may be jusnnea ny j me. conditions 01
the public finances, j
The Insane, Deaf, Dumb and theJUind '
The reports, respectively, of the
Western, the Central and Eastern
Hospitals for thejlnsane are transmit
ted herewith, and your, attention is
called to the recommendations there
in contained. These recommenda
tions are made by experts in these
matters and things to which they re
late, and will be more valuable m in
forming and directing the legislation
-than anything that might be advised
by non-experts. I
It is to be ho$ed that the Legislature
through, its committees, will make a
careful study of the accompanying re
ports of the boards of these hospitals,
with view of providing operating
rooms and facilities f op the colonizing
of certain patients mentioned in the
reports referred to. I
The reports of the boards having
control of the School for the Educa
tion of the Deaf and. Dumb and Blind
are transmitted herewith, and the
recommendations ' in these reports
deserve careful consideration and study
at the hands of the people's represent
atives. During theJast year commo
dious and ' well adapted structures
have been erected upon the grounds of
the institution for tie education of the
blind in the city of Raleigh, and these
buildings will, it is believed, enable
these institutions to do theif work
more comfortably I and more thor
oughly than heretofore. I recommend
to the Uenerai Assembly to take sucn
steps at this session as they may
deem necessary to gather into these
several schools all those unfortunates
who oucht- to be in one or the other
of these "Institutions, but .who ' have
not been, reached hitherto. The stage
of progress of a Christian . people is
determined by the provision they
make for the care, comfort and edu
cation of the unfortunate, more than
by anything else. 1 And this is as it
should be. No people can be justly
entitled to the name of Christian that
does not look after . the unfortunate
and protect the weak. Special atten
tion is invited to the report of the
North. . Carolina Institution for the
Education of the Deaf and Dumb and
theBlind. wherein the special needs
of that institution are specially set
forth. :-S'V: J;:-. 'H -H
The most enlightened statesmanship. :
the dictates of comman humanity and
the teachings of Christianity, unite to .t
urge upon the lawmakers of this .
State to establish one or - more refor-
matories for the care and reformation '
of young criminals. To send a youth
to the State's Prison, and compel , him i
to be, for months and years in associ- -tion
with hardened ' and confirmed
criminals, is to make it sure that he
will receive an education An crime. -
and be turned out upon society la des
perado. All those : who have given
special study to the subject, are of '
opinion that it is better and v cheaper
to prevent crime' than it is to. punish k
it And the experience of those States
which"1- .have erected reformntnriea- v
should encourage us tolose no further -
time in providing institutions wherein .
youthful evil doers may be retained
and taught to be useful citizens. I, -therefore,
recommend to the General
Assembly to take, this matter lip at the
present sessionand-do what may be '
J J no . .
uecuieu wise - ana sumcient to put '
North Carolina in line with many . of
her sisters in this regard.
It is believed that the penitentiary "
authorities have done all they could '
to protect the juvenile criminals from -
the results of evil associations, but
their efforts in this behalf are necessa-
rily limited. .7 ' .
! The North Carina Railroad. .
In the early part of the Tear 1897 a
suit in equity was brought by ' the
oouinern fwiiroaa iJompairy in jthe
Circuit Court of the United States ifor
the Eastern district of North Caroli-
na, to set up the 99 year lease of that
road to the Southern, to have the
lease declared binding and valid in
law, and to enjoin the North Carolina
Railroad Company and certain officers
of the State, from bringing actions for
the purpose of invalidating said lease. , '
In the course of this litigation it be
came apparent that the Federal court
would entertain the suit and would -
decree the relief which was prayed for .
by the complainant . Seeing that this
would be the result, I advised the di
rectors of the North Carolina Rail- '
road Company to submit the matter
to the court upon the- pleadings and
proofs without further resistance, Jpro- .
vided the Southern Railroad Com-
any would pay all the' costs of the
itigation and would save the State
treasury harmless against all expense.
This was done, and- thereby a larger
amount of, money was saved to the -State
and to the North Carolina Rail
road Company. The court entered up
a decree- in favor of the Southern
Railroad Company. ...
By thu action, the rights of the .
State as a sovereign are in no wise im- '
paired or affected. The suit was sub-
stantially between the Southern. Rail-
road Company and the North Carolina
Railroad Company. The decree is ixv
no wise binding upon the Legisla
ture. - ' '.
The Railroad Commission.
In the month of September, 1897, two
of the railroad commissioners were sus
pended, and two other qualified per- 1
sons appointed in their stead, under
the authority of law vesting this power
in the Governor, by the Railroad Com-,
mission Act of 1891. The documents,
notices, correspondence and reasons
for this suspension, will be submitted
to the General Assembly at this ses
An attempt has been made by the
Railroad Commissions make a mate-' -
rial reduction in telegraph rates. The
Western Union Telegraph Company
has'resisted this reduction, and has ob
tained an injunction in the' United
States Court to prevent the reduced
rates from going into effect
' The Railroad Commission has also
made a reduction against one of the
greatest railroad systems of the State
in the matter of passenger rates. This
reduction is also resisted by the rail
road, which has obtained an injunc
tion against it in the United States
Court r -i
v In-both these cases counsel have
been I employed to represent the in
terests of the people of the, State,1 and
test the question involved. -"
North Carolina State Guard.
The incorporation of many of the
companies of the State Guard into the
volunteer army of the United States,
has made a reorgnization of the Guard
necessary.. This work of reorganization
has been already, commenced, and is
being prosecuted as rapidly as thor
oughness will allow. Major Charles
L. Davis, of the United States army
is assisting in this reorganization at this
time, and for the good of this service,
it is hoped that the National wartoffice
will -permit us to continue to avail
ourselves of his knowledge and ex
perience in military matters. 1
I recommend that additional appro
priations be made for this service. An
increase in ' the funds to be made
available for this service is necessary,
if our military organizations are to be
kept up to the requirements bf the
times. It is especially necessary that
the salary of the adjutant general
should be increased to the sum of $1000
per annum. Heretofore, the gentle
men who have filled this office have '
done so' -atf considerable personal
sacrifice. to themselves. . And, an ad
ditional reason why this officer's sal
ary should be increased, is found in
the fact that heretofore the work of '
this office has been done by an officer
of .the United States army. And, in
the future, it is understood that the.
services of a United States army of
ficer cannot be obtained. The State ,
ought to be willing to pay this officer
a just compensation for the services
he renders to the public.
THE NEGRO REQIM&JT
An Atlanta Paper Refers to Russell's pW
As a Vicious and Worthless Set :
As Jim Young's- Negro j Regiment
will soon be out of service and back
in North Carolina some of them" in
Wilmington the following from the
Atlanta Journal will be read with in-
terest: ; ,
meat on its aeierminauon vj muster .
. J . L A 1 1
unteerafrom -Virginia, and " another
Lux ti. '
"Both these regiments are stationed
in Macon, and we do not hesitate to -say
that a more utterly vicious : and -worthless
set of ruffians never served;
under theair of the United States.
regiments nave met ncniy . aeservea
deaths oy reason 01 tneir assaults upon
the person or property 01 citzena 01 .
this State. They have been a nuisance.
a pest and a menace ever since they
were located in Macon. When they
passed the bounds of toleration the.
good men 01 that community attended
to them properly, out tney nave -; an
noyed and disgusted the decency 01
Macon to an unprecedented degree.
- ine Journal, nas asKea - ior weexs .
past wny sucn regunencs were not at
once i mustered out They should
t v- . ir.-
Uover uuvo umu uiiuwreu u. xucj
uluav uayo ' msu.-' Kauioreu iiuiu tug
A 1 V. mm.-X.A. WiM
urns of the lowest Order of popula
tion in the States to . Which they are
credited, and it is hard to understand
how the administration has kept' them
saddled on the government so longv
However wer will yp far toward for-
ment of an immediate mustering; out
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