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INCREASING ARMAMENTS AND
DEBTS. '' .
A few days ago we wrote on Ithe
increasing amies and navies of the
leading nations of -the earth, these
increases being made necessary, or
at least thought to be, b the land-
nations. There never was seen in
the world such armaments as these
nations now have, and they are, not
withstanding the talk of disarma
meat,' constantly increasing:.; For
all this ' the nations have to pay.
IT ' 1 . ' ' m
now neayiiy some oi them pay is
shown by the following, which -we
clip from the New York Tribune :
Our London dispatches have tolchof
the increase of Ureal Britain s naval
budget. Last years was the largest
on record to that time, but I this year's
surpassed ii oy some i5,uuu,uuu, and
there is every reason to expect that
next year s win oe a lew millions larger
still. The estimates this year are
about twice what they were ten years
ago, the increase being: from less than
$70,000,000 m 1890 to nearly $135,000,
uuu in icsaa. rue numoer or men in
the service has also increased in
equal ratio, from 58,000 in 1886 tollOp
000 at the present time. Qf course, this
growth of naval armament has been
altogether out of proportion to the
growin or popuiatioa or commerce
or national wealth. It is made in
competition with the increase of Con
tinental navies, which latter is 'being
pressed at a great rate; and the mten
tiqn is not merely to keep the British
isavystronger tnan any other or any
combination of others, but to put it
so far ahead of them that Other!- Gov
ernments will give up trying to rival
it. UndVr the present policy of the
Admiralty it seems not unlikely" that
end will be attained. . -v
! "ine question or national debts is
one of the most important factors "in
the f problem.. But it is only third
in size in Europe, and it is rapidly be
ing; paid off. Indeed, British finan
ciers are beginning seriously to con
sider the question of how capital is to
ti-i invested when there are no more
Consols' in existence. On the pother
nana, an omer national debts among
trie ureat f owers are increasing. J en
years ao the British debt was next to
the largest. Since then it has been de
creased by $355,000,000. and has fallen
to third place, being now surpassed by
Russia's which in the ten years has been
increased by no less than $1,225,000,000.
At the present time the national debts of
"the chief Powers are in round sum
bers as follows: France, $5, 440, 000,
000; Russia, .$3,218,000,00;- Great
Britain, $3,172,000,000: Italy. $2,581.
000,000; Spain, $1,848,000,000; Austria,
jij.uoo.ouo, and JFrus3ia, f 1,532,
000,000. 1' '.." .
In the great game of nayal construc
tion that nation will win which is
most skilled in ship-building, and
which is able to appropriate most
money for the purpose. The nation
that can increase its navy more rapid'
Iy than any two or three others put
together, and at the same time can be
paying off its debt, while the others
are adding to their debts, is assured of
retaining it? advantage. And that is
the happy lot of Great Britain."
)t course all or these oebts are
-not the, result1- of the land
grabbing propensity only, but trace
them back and itj would be safe to
attribute nine-tenths of them to
that. But increasing armaments of
nations is a different thing from
what it was a half or even a quarter
of a century ago. In "the days .of
.wooden-warships a respectable fleetj
could be built for what it now costs
to build one of our first-class battle
ships, the floating fortresses that
the sea-fighters of a generation ago
never dreamed Of. One of these -in
action would shoot away in a few
hours projectiles enough to build
one of the first-class fighting ships
of a generation ago. v
With the ambition of nations that
can-afford to have the; best, with
the rivalry between them and the
continued improvement in war ships
and the provisions to make them
more formidable and destructive,
there is no telling - what the next
generation may bring ! forth, and
we may 'yet see ships on the water
that in power of destruction may
bear about the same .relation to
our present steel-armored battleships
' that the battleship of to-Hay does to
the warship of thirty years ago. This
means the expenditure of millions of
monay not by one nation but by
many nations, for the stupendous
war preparations by I one nation
-necessitate stupendous preparations
by other nations which have inter
ests that must be protected from the
grasping propensity or ambitions
aspirations of some other nation,.
Great Britain, which has many
i outlying and distant possessions to
: look after, adds to her already most
powerful, navy because Russia, Ger
many and France add to theirs," and
they in turn make theirs stronger
because Great Britain adds to hers.'
And thus it goes, ech. nation
being led or forced by the action of
others, and; thus it will continue un
til diplomacy, the' magnitude of the
expenditures or .something else may
bring about an understanding which
will put an. end; to "this increase of
armaments. - V r
Perhaps when each 'has done all
the land-grabbing: it can", they may
come to some such understanding,
but before that the racket may
come which will add many millions
to their national debts. - There are
no indications to justify the belief
or the hope .that these debts may
become materially lessened, but on
the contrary abundant indications
that .'they will be largely increased.
What makes it necessary for Great
Britain to be spending $135,000,000
Ior "OW WarSMpS, ana tO Keep 110,-':
wrmea men anoac on tne seasr
Kot her commerce for that is in no
present danger. It is to. be" prepared
to cope with other maritime nations
and to protect her possessions '-scat
tered on the face of the earth, to
protect the property .she wrested
from peoples who could, not cope
with her battleships, or stand up
before her armed tfcivilizers." To
the same auestion applied to other
nations that aspire to rival great
Britain, the same answer might be
given, and then the question might
be asked, "what are these 'grasping
nations really gaining by their land
grabbing?"; - -
We have seen all this: we hare
congratulated ourselves that burs
were the ways oi peace and pro
gress, while other 'nations were fac
ing each other. -in a spirit of de
fiance with great armies and navies.
And yet from, some incomprehensi-
bie infatuation or folly we are en
tering upon a course which will put
us precisely in the same condition
they are in, and tangle ns up with
them as they' are tangled up with
each other. That is what expan
sion will mean, and that will be its
A LONG WAR. -
The tenor of the officialdispatches
sent from Manila these days, is that
the situation improves from day to
day; that the "rebels" have become
tired, of the war and despondent,
and that Aguinaldo's power is broken
and his influence about gone.' "So
Bay the dispatches "in substance, if
not in so many words. ' . No other
dispatches come from Manila with
out passing through the -censor's
hands-and having the blue pencil
run through anything objection
able. As a matter of factthe dis
patches we get from thero are all
one-sided, favorable to the Ameri
cans. It does not follow from this
that the ; officers are" falsifying the
situation, but simply that they take
the most encouraging view: of it, as
they see it, and are rather disposed
to-underrate the enemy, for whom
they, seem to have a thorough con
But that is a different land of a
dispatch that was published yester
day from Hong Kong, cabled by an
agent of the Associated Press, and
giving, with other things, the sub
stance Of an interview with TL S.
Consul Williams, who is quoted as
saying that , he "does not expect to
live to see the end of the war." And
he gives his reasons for it. Consul
Williams has had
become pretty well acquainted"with
the Filipinos, and he hadmuch to
do with securing their co-operation
with Admiral Dewey, and therefore
some importance attaches to his
visws, especially since he could have
no! "prejudice io color his views,
nor motive for drawing a gloomy
picture. ! As we see it, Consul WiJ
liams comes nearer sizing up the sit'
nation and the prospect than any or
all of the official dispatches that
are sent outj apparently to prevent
or remove the impression ' that we
have a tough-job on hand over there.
IS IT A GAME OF DECEPTION ?
In his Boston speech Mr.. McKin-
ley spoke very conservatively about
the policy of his administration as to
the future of the Philippines. He
practically told the Bostonians that
he had no policy, , that with the fcign-
ing of the Pans treaty his responsi
bility ceased and that it now re
mained for the Congress and the
countryto declare what that policy
shall be. That was right, and the
utterance was received with respon-
siveaccord not only in "Boston but
throughout the country. Was Mr.
McKinlev speaking- candidly and
honestly then? Perhaps he was;
perhaps, not. Bui we do know that
he has "changed his views several
times oh this question, and perhaps
he- has changed them again,- if he
really meant what he said at Boston.
Senator Hanna has an organ the
Leader published in his home City
of Cleveland, Ohio. It has a cor
respondent in-Washington. A few
days ago it published a letter from
that correspondent, which contained
the following ;
"It is possible to-night to state, with-out-the
slightest qualification or equiv
ocation, that the Jlxed aim and purpose
of the national administration respect
ing the Philippine islands is now, and
without doubt will continue to be, to
retain the great Asiatic archipelago as
a permanent acquisition of the' United
states. This is a-statement of absolute
f acf3;here is no conjecture or surmise
about it. Moreover, it is official, and.
therefore sanctioned by the highest
authority." - - - - i :
This is the-administration pro
gramme, according -, to this .corre-;
Bpondent, to retain.. permanent pos
session Of the Philippines, "it isn't
stated who the i'authority" he refers
to is; but Senator Hanna wouldn't
be 'a very wild guess, and what
Hanna says goes, provided" it" isn't
demonstrated thai it can't go, for
Hanna is not only the power behind
the throne, but many : think the
power on the throne. He and the
other expansion boomers, all they
may have said to the contrary," not
withstanding, have made up ' their
minds to hold the Philippines un
less they become" convinced that the
scheme, will not . pay. They may
come to that conclusion later, after
they have spent a' few - more hun-
dreds of millions of dollars and sac-
rificed several thousand more Amer
ican lives. -
1TQT AS NICE AS THEY THOUGHT.
The people of Hawaii had little
or nothing to do with the question
of annexation to this country. That
thing was worked up tha Americans
who overthrew the monarchy and
established the Republic. They
didn't likeGthe prospect of standing
on their arnis to protect and defend
the Republic against the people who
might - prefer the monarchy and
therefore they worked for annexa
tion, to throw the responsibility of
preserving what they had won upon
this Government. But the follow
ing which we clip from the Wash
ington Post shows that there is "con
siderable dissatisfaction among the
annexationists, and that the thing
isn't panning out altogether to their
fancy. It says: ';.''.. .";
"Private advices from Honolulu are
to the effect that a very unsatisfactory
state of affairs exists in the Hawaiian
Islands, owing to the failure of Con
gress to enact legislation. -The citizens
of Honolulu- are said to be greatly
dissatisfied with the neglect which has
been shown them. Particular com-,
plaint is made of the alleged payment
of dutiesupon articles which for
merly came in free under the reci
procity treaty "with the United States,
making annexation a burden instead
of a blessing. It is said that the
abolition of the treaty and the non
establishment of the customs laws has
led to a very annoying and anomalous
"I can readily understand," said
Senator Cullom vesterdav. "that the
condition of affairs in the Hawaiian
islands is most unsatisfactory. ' I
think; however,' that there must be
soma mistake about the impression
that the reciprocity treaty has been
abrogated. My judgment would be
that as, the Hawaiian enaDnng act
continued all laws, it also continued
the treaty. The question, however,
has not yet been settled definitely, so
far as 1 know."
- Assistant Secretary Spaulding said
that the treaty was still regarded in
the" Treasury Department las- being in
force.- "If any new duties are being
collected in Honlulu." KeSaid. "this
department is in i&rnorance of it. " We
have no collector of customs at Hono
lulu, and no one will be appointed
until the necessary legislation is en
acted by Congress.1'
August Becker, . the Chicago-
butcher, who removed his wife to
make room for another, confessed
at first that .he threw her into the
Lake, and now confesses that he
killed her, cut her body up and
burned it and buried what he
couldn't burn. If he goes on this
I way peoplmay come to the conclu
sion that his veracity is - not to b'
relied upon, and that he didn t kill
the woman at all, but just let her
stray off. as Lueteert says his wife
did. ' -'-- .--1';
The glass Trusts are not bother
ing the Flipinos much Nearly all
the better class of houses there have
in the windows translucent oyster
shells, which admit the light, but
mellow it so that it is not so hard
on the eyes "But if America gets a
tight grip an oyster shell Trust will
not be backward in coming forward.
The Filipinos mayvbe excused for
doing considerable running when
they get before the American arjmy.
They were accustomed, to fighting
Spaniards, and that Vas a, sort of
pic-nic compared with the racket
they have on hand now.: .
The Philadelphia papers take com
fort in the announcement that there
were only 443 new cases of. typhoid
fever in that city last week, and but
49 deaths. Since January 1st there
have been 3,649 jcases and 380 deaths,
and typhoid is a preventable disease.
The city ' of Los Angeles, Cali
fornia, draws her electric power "to
run her street ears, light plants, &e.,
from a mountain 1 stream -. ninety
miles away. Thus in time many
mountain streams will be 'harnessed
and put to work.1 .
An Albany, N. I., boomer is be
hind a somewhat unique enterprise
f nr that bnrisr. It is a cemetery for
the interment of animal family pets,
where they will be interred with due
decorhm and their graves looked
after and kept green. . .
There is said to be a hitch in the
proposed yarn -Trust. ; It is getting
jntQ a tangleso to speak. -
WILMINGTON; N; C, FRIDAY; MARCH 24, 18991
Penitentiary Case Argued Before Supreme
Uurt N. C. Bar AgBOcjation job
bery Sadden Death.:
- Special Star Telegram.
IvAXiEiQEC, March 18." The case of
the new board of directors of the pen-
livnuary. against uapt. iay for pos
session of the State's prison, was ar
gued before the Supreme Court to-day
by Messrs. C. M,- Busbee and R. . O.
Burton for plaintiffs, "and Mr. C. F.
MacRae, Judge Thos. N. Hill, Cd. T.
M. Argo and Judge McRae for de
fendant. The court -will render no
decision before next week.
Priseilla Smith, colored, was buried
this evening. , She was found dead at
her home yesterday. She was on her
knees at her bed "when she died -from
violent - hemorrhageTand was later '
found dead in .this position by her
daughter. , :
The office of the Excelsior steam
laundry was entered last night by rob
oers. xney.broKe open the money-
drawer, but got only 32 ceutsT;
News is received here of the sale of
the Blue -Wing copper mines,"' Cas
well county, to a Boston syndicate.
Recently specimens of "pure copper,"
the finest grade of ore, have . been-
found in it. The fact that these
mines also have silver enhances" their
value. . - ' - I
A charter was granted at Charles
ton, W. Va., yesterday to the Cum
berland- Cotton Mills Company; of.
Cumberland, N. C.
On account of opposition to the pro
posed issue of $100,000 for street im
provement bonds by the city of Ra
leigh and because of its influence on
city politics, the date for a vote on it
has been indefinitely postponed.
The executive committee of i the
North Carolina Ear Association is
called to meet here in the Supreme
Court library at 11.30 o'clock on Sat
urday, March 2501 to select a place
and speakers for the annual meeting.
Either Asheville or Morehead will be
Charles Kunold Arrested for Desertion.
Charles W. Kunoldr who is, well
known about town, was arrested late
yesterday afternoon by Captain of
Police Jno. Furlong and sent aboard
the revenue cutter Algonquin, from
which he deserted - last December
while the cutter was lying at the dock
at Philadelphia, Pa. Kunold claimed
when he came here that he had re
ceived an honorable discharge from
the service and upon the arrival of
the Algonquin here displayed no
signs of uneasiness and. was engaging
a number of the crew of the vessel in
conversation when arrested. - Capt.
Furlong delivered - him ' over to the
first lieutenant of the ship and he was
placed in chains and -sent below He
was one of the non-commissioned
officers and will probably be tried By
court martiaL -
Dr. R. M. Norment, Postmaster.
This week's issue of the Lumberton
Bobesonian says: .
Dr. R. M. Norment was last week
appointed postmaster at Lumberton
and will take charge of the office as
soOn as his bond is accepted and his
commission is received. The present
efficient postmaster. J. H. Wishart,
than whom there has never been a bet
ter or more popular one, has served for
more than two years under the present
administration, and fully four
fifths of the patrons of the office
would have been glad if no' change
had been made. This was not unex-
pec ted, however, for Republicans
don't want such sterling Democrat as
John Wishart in office where they can
help it The appointment of Dr. Nor
ment is acquiesced m necause it cannot
be helped and it may be satisfactory.
to the few white Republicans who
patronize the office, also to probably a
majority of the neerroes, but a ma
ty of the white patrons oi tne omce
would have preferred some one eise.
Off for the Penitentiary. H
Deputy Sheriffs W, W. King, J: P.
Flynn, Capt. W. P. Oldham and J.
Oscar Millis, left yesterday morning
for Raleigh with eight prisoners, re
cently sentenced at the Criminal
Court to various terms in the peniten
tiary. Jailor Millis now has only two
prisoners in jail, Judge Battle having.
made a clean sweep of all the county's
boarders. They are Iredell Loftin,
committed since the adjournment of
court for crushing the s&ull of an
other nesro on Middle Sound, and
Pat Murphy, the negro bicycle .thief.
whose, original sentence was two years
in the penitentiary.. Dut wmcn was
commuted by Judge Battle at the re
quest of Sheriff, MacRae to a payment
of all fines and costs. He will be hired
out for this purpose. .
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To Enlarge Its Capacity,
The current issue of the Southern
Milling and Jjumber Journal has . the
f olio wing.i tern of local interest con
cerning one of Wilmington's foremost
"The Bridflrers & McKeithan Lum
ber Co., of Wilmington, N. CL, and
Burke. S. C. has Viust uurchased a
fine bodv of yellow vtnne in south
Carolina and inside or nmety-aays wui
build and equip throughout a large
band .mill thereon. The- plant will
have a daily capacity of between forty
and fifty thousand feet and will be up"
to date in every particular. ' The two
mills will enve this well known nrm a
daily capacity of between seventy-flve
and one hundred thousand feet."-
-Milton Park, of Dallas. Texas, chair
man of the .ropunst national reor
ganization Committee, has. issued a
manifesto setting forth the nomina
tion of Wharton Baker for President
and Ignatius Donally for Vice Presi
Notice was posted yesterday bv the
Ponemah Mills Company in Taftville,
Conn.,, that beginning April 3, the
wages of the 1,500 employes: will be
increased on a scale of from five to ten
per cent The'company manufactures
white goods. - ,T .
TO CONFEDERATE VETERANS
Movement to AscertaiirtWho Will
; tend tlnrKeanion to be Held in
) .: Ctasrlestoa. - j' 1
An'eff ort is being made by Comman-
derGeo. W. Huggins and other offi
cers of the Cape Fear Cains United
Confederate Veterans-to ascertain : how
many of the veterans will attend the
Reunion of the United Confederate
Veterans to be held' in Charleston,
S. C, May, 10th to the 13th. And vet
erans who will go are urged to notify
Mr. P. Hemsbergeir in person or by
mail as early as possible. The follow
ing circular letter has been issued by
Chief Quartermaster W; J Woodward
of this city, to-wit. --
The rates of transportation from all
points in North Carolina will be one
cent per mile travelled, or round trip
two cents per mile.
North Carolina headquarters will be
at the - Mills - House, corner Meeting
and -Queen streets, ' Charleston; the
rates at the Mills House, which is on
the European plan, will be $1.00 per
day for eacn person, or if one. person
occupies tne enure room, fx.uu per
aav. Meats ou cents each.-
I have secured the option for the
accommodation of fifty persons at
these rates and desire to know at once
how many . wish the rooms, secured.
The rooms are all on the parlor floor
and nave double beds; please say if
you desire the room secured at $3.00
or if you will have some one to oc
cupy it with you at $1.00. each. Your
immediate reply will oblige, ,
: Yours, fraternally,
W. J. WOODWARD,
Chief Q. M. N. C. D. U. C. V.,
P. O. Box 601, Wilmingkttj, N. C.
CAROLINA' MFG. CO., OF CHARLOTTE.
Air. J. A. Fore, of Wilmington, Elected
Treasurer and General Manager.
The Charlotte Observer of yesterday
has. the. following notice of the an
nual meeting of the Carolina Manu
facturing Co., Of "that city, of which
Mr. I J. A, Fore, of Wilmington, has
recently become one of the principal
stockholder, treasurer and general
"The stockholders of the Carolina
Manufacturing Company, at a recent
meeting, elected the- following officers
for the ensuing year: J. H. Wedding-
ton, president; Dr. leorge W. Gra
ham, secretary, and James A; Fore,
treasurer and general manager. The
stock was increased to $20.Q00 by Mr,
J. A. Fore taking $5,000. He will have
entire control of the operation of the
plant. He expects with the plant's
present facilities, to more than double
the output. The company has secured
property adiommsr its plant. Mr. Fore
owns one-third of the Fore & Foster
Company, of Wilmington.
TIRED OP LIFE.
Suicide of Mr. Sig. Einstein, a Merchant
I of KInstos, North Carolina.
, Special Star Telegram.T
Kinston, N. C, March 18. This
morning about 8 o'clock, the clerks
in the large store of Einstein s Bros., at
Kinston, were startled by a pistol-shot
in a room in the rear of the store.
Breaking open the door, which was
locked, they found Mr. Sig Einstein
lying across a bed in a dying condi
tion, he having fired a bullet into his
brain. Physicians were summoned,
but he lived only a few minutes. Mr.
Einstein was junior member of the
firm,- about 26 years old, was univer
sally popular, and no cause can be
assigned for the act except ' mental de
pression. A note was found in his
pocket in which he stated that he was
urea OI Uie auu wiaueu WJ uic.
NEW PEANUT TRUST.
Norfolk Factories Five Million
Dollars in the Deal.
Special to the Baltimore Serald.
j Norfolk, Va., March 17. It de
veloped to-day that the much-talked-of
peanut trust has been practically
formed. An expert accountant irom
the American Edible Nut Company,
which concern has about S5.000.0UU
capital, and which will control the
several factories in Virginia, Ohio and
Indiana, arrived here to-day and ex
amined the books and accounts of all
of the local factories. The accounts
cave evidence of an unusually profi
table season, it is unaersooa that tne
trust, - which will practically control
the country's supply of nuts, will take
charge of the factories within thirty
days, the only thing now necessary
being that tne statements oi tne van
ous factories snail oe verinea. j.t is
stated, upon good authority, that $1,
000,000 of the $5,000,000 capital of the
trust is now on deposit in JNew xorK,
Boiler of a Shingle Mill at Cedar Creek.
Six Persons Injured.
The Fayetteville Observer of Friday
Last night the boiler of Mr. David
Clifton's shingle mill, a large plant
on the banks of : the Cape Fear, at
Cedar Creek, exploded'; with terrific
force,, hurling -great sections of the
boiler and plant hundreds of yards
away, injuring more or less fatally the
following all white
David Ulifton, wounded in a num
ber of places and severely hurt: O. H.
Wheeler, frightfully scalded and
otherwise wounded: Robt. Watson
dangerously hurt and badly mangled:
Sylvester Edwards : and his son both
seriously hurt A negro named Ed
wards was also seriously wounded.
It is thought that several; if not all,
of the above will die.
Mr. N. C. Thaggard was standing
forty yards distant and was so badly
shocked that he required medical aid.
Naval Reserves Cruise.
-The itinerary marked out -for the
big converted, cruiser .PratWe this
Summer embraces the following
"Southport May 22d to May 30th,
nroceeding from there to off W limine-
ton. and picking up the Wilmington
and other divisions atthat point; these
divisions to - be brought out by the
Hornet t and afterward landed., on May
ADJOURNED FOR TERM
Work of the District Criminal
Court, for New Hanover ?
THE GRAND JURY'S REPORT.
The Jury Retained for the Jane! Term.
Ed'. Haywood Acquitted of Burglary.
Was Defended by B. Q. Empie.
Judge Battle's Courts. :i
Judge Dosey Battle adjourned the
March term of New Hanover's Eastern
Carolina District Criminal Coutrt yes
terday afternoon about 5.30 o'clock,
two days earlier than was at first ex
pected that the work would be com
pleted. However, the entire docket
was disposed of and the grand jury
work finished, i r - : . r :
According to previous arrangement,
the negro Ed. Haywood was put on
trial as the first order of business yes
terday, on the charge of breaking into
a small house onJPrincess street, be
tween Fourth and Fifth-streets on the
night of March 3rd. The jury selected
to try the case was as follows: W. N.
Parsley, N.B. Vincent, Chas. W.
Kunold, A. J. Hanby, Harry Hill,
James M Black, C. D. V. French,
J. R. Orrell. J. E. Piner. C. W.
Woodard, W. F. Robertson and
E. L. Davis. The trial consumed the
greater portion of the day and resulted
in the acquittal of the prisoner.! Brook
Empie Esq., who served as counsel for
the defendant, succeeded early j in the
trial in having the charge changed
from burglary in the first degree (a
capital offence) "to burglary; in the
second degree, it having been shown
that at the time the offence A
charged to have been committed, there
was no one in the house, j Subse
quently he proved an alibi for his
client and it was on this ground
that the jury acquitted.. Mr. Empie is
receiving many congratulations and
compliments on the manner in
which he conducted his case, as well as
his subsequent argument before the
jury. Solicitor Duffy also made quite
a good argument for the prosecution.
1 Other cases disposed of were: Fran
cis Davis, colored, assault and 'battery
with deadly weapon ; two months in
county house of correction; same de
fendant, carrying concealed weapon.
judgment suspended, and Robt. James,
colored, larceny, twelve months in
the penitentiary, r S j
The Grand Jury submitted their -re
port to Judge Battle yesterday fore
noon and were dismissed for the term
with instructions to report for . duty
again on June 5th when the next ses
sioa of the court " will be convened.
Judge Battle said that he was so wel
pleased with their work that he felt
called upon to exercise his right to
continue the same jury for the next
term. ' .- I
The Grand Jury's report is as fol
To the Honorable Dossey I Battle,
Judge Criminal Court for the Eos-
tern District of Jsorth Uarouna:
We, the Grand Jurors, for tie coun
ty of New Manover, beg leave to re
port, we have found z2 true bills and
not true puis.
We have examined the jail and
found same in fair condition with the
exception that the closets, both up and
down stairs, are broken and j in bad
condition and- need -immediate atten
tion. We think the food should be
cooked twice a day instead of 'once as
at present, so that they could have
two warm meals and food should - not
be left in the cells all day. We also
recommend that vegetables 'be fur
nished at least twice a week, .'j . t
We have examined the court house
and found the building in excellent
condition, with the exception that the
window sill in the furnace room is
badly broken, and we recommend that
a'wooden coal schute be "furnished or
an iron sill be put in ta prevent this
sill from being broken by dumping
coal through the window; we find
glass broken in the record vault in the
basement and also in two rear rooms
in the basement; we find one inside
blind each in the sheriff's office and
that of the clerk of the Superior Court
broken and in need of repairs; plumb
ing in the main building needs atten
tion. '""".'""'.'II :':'-'!
We have examined the work-house
and county home and found ! them in
excellent condition and the! inmates
contented. We would recommend that
the front door of the sick ward needs
renewal, also that the locks in the same"
building need repairs, a new cellar door
is needed for the basement of the main
building, a new fence is needed to di
vide the insane ward yard from the
other yards, the furnace in the insane
ward has been dismantled and the
keeper has no means of heating this
building. , This should have : immedi
ate attention. . f i
We have examined the city hospital
and found the same nice and clean and
ingood condition with the exception
of a very foul smell . in the ' male de
partment in the colored ward. If this
is due to the nature of the disease of
some of the inmates, we beg to recom
mend that those patients that do not
have such loathsome diseases be put
in a separate ward. .It has been re
ported to us by . one of our members
who lives in the vicinity, that the re
fuse and washing of the operating
room are buried on the lot to the an
noyance andtliseomfort of fine neigh
bors in the rear of the-hospital. We
recommend that the attention of the
resident physician be called to this
fact and the practice be discontinued.
- Respectfully submitted,
'".-"--"' ''l ' -u D. L. Gore,
I Foreman Grand Jary.
Juds-e Battle left last night for
Rocky Mount where he wiltspend
several days with his family." He was
to have convened a court in .North
ampton county next Monday, but has
been advised by Solicitor W. !E. Dan
iel that it will be impossible for the
reason that there has not been suffi
cient time since the passage of the act
establishing the . ' District ; Criminal
Court to allow the county commission
ers to draw a grand jury. 1 j "
. The next court will be at Charlotte
on April 10th; on April17th Robe
son court will be convened, v:"
CHARQED WITH A SERIOUS CRIMEf
Young -White Maa from Rowan" County
Arrested Here for Arson.- ;
Frank Curllee, a well dressed and
respectable looking young man about
27 years of age, was arrested in a Front
street barber shop yesterday soon after
noon by, Policeman C. E. Wood on a
warrant issued by Mayor Waddell upon
the affidavit of Mr. J; F. McLean, of
Rowan county, charging him with ar
son, in that he set fire to and burned a
hotel at Salisbury, N. C, on the night
Lot January 18th, 1898, and in which
there were a number of persons sleeping."-
Mr. McLean has been here for sev
eral days on the, watch for Curllee, for
whom : he stated the erand jury of
Rowan county had already returned
a true bill of indictment, but not until
yesterday was his search rewarded.
Curllee came here from Charlotte yes
terday on the noon train of the Caro
lina Central, to accept a position as
lineman with the Bell Telephone Co.,
and upon identification by Mr. Mc
Lean, 'was arrested in less' than an
hour afterward. - '
He refuses to speak of the crime for
which he was arrested!, beyond that he
was in the hotel in question at the
time of the fire and that his cousin was
proprietor of the same.
Immediately after his arrest Mayor
Waddell telegraphed j the Sheriff of
Rowan for instructions as to what dis
position to make of the prisoner and
received a reply to hold him to await
the arrival of an officer. Curllee was
remanded to jail without bail. -The
officer is expected for him to-daj .
AMERICAN FORCE IN MANILA
Reorganized Into Two Divisions, Com
manded Respectively by 0en. Law f
' ton add Oen. McArthur.
By Cable to th9 Morning Star.
Manila, March 18, 10.20 P. M. The
entire American force has been re
organized, two divisions of three
brigades each being formed. k
7 General Lawtpn to-day assumed
command of the first division, which
consists of the Washington, North
Dakota and California volunteers, un
der General King; six troops of the
Fourth cavalry, the Fourteenth regu
lars, the Idaho volunteers and a bat
talion of the Iowa - troops, under
General Overshine;j the Third and
Twenty-second regular infantry and
the Oregon regiment, under General
Wheaton, and Dyer's and Hawthorne's
light batteries. j v
General Mac Arthur's division con
sists of two batteries of the Third ar
tillery, the Kansas and Montana vol
unteers, under General H. GiOtis;
the Colorado, Nebraska andouth
Dokota regiments, and six companies
of the Pennsylvanians, under Gen.
Hale;' the Fourth and Seventeenth
regulars, the Minnesota and Wyom
ing volunteers, and the Utah ar
A separate brigade will be assigned
to provost guard duty, consisting of
the. Twentieth and eight companies
of the Twenty-third regular infantry.
General Anderson, now in command
of the first division of the Eighth
Army Corps, Will return to the United
States, in accordance with the order
of January 24 . j ' .
TROOPS TO LEAVE CUBA.
Great Efforts Being JQade to Have, the
Volunteer Regiments Landed Be- ,
fore April First.
i ' ' "
' i i
By Telegraph to the Morning Star.
Washtkotgn, March 18. The Presi
dent has become interested in having
the volunteer troops in Cuba hurried
out of the island before there is any
danger of infection from yellow fever. "
He has given very; positive instruc
tions "to the War Department upon the
matter, and the quartermaster's de
parment is making a great effort to
secure i transports - and , have them
ready fto embark troops within a
few days. It is desirable to have all
the troops destined for Southern
camps landed in the United States be
fore April 1st, when the quarantine
regulations of the South will make it
very difficult to get. the men into this
country. The quartermaster's depart
ment has started several transports for
Cuba which have not been in service
of late. Arrangements have been made
with the Ward Line steamers to carry
troops to the United States and the
Plant Line steamers have been se
cured for the same purpose. General
Humphrey, chief quartermaster at
Havana, has been ordered to prepare
the volunteers for embarkation so-
that there will be no delay when the
ships arrive. Where it is practicable,
the troops will be Inspected and the
baggage fumigated- before leaving
Cuba. The quartermaster's depart
ment has been working in conjunc
tion with Surgeon General Wyman,,
of the Marine Hospital service, who is
doing what he can to overcome the
difficulties of quarantine inspection
in the United Statea y'- '---'.
the parIs peace treaty.
Camboo, the French" Ambassador,
f Will Act As the. Representative
By Telegraph to the Morning Star.
Washington, ; March 18. M. Cam
bon, the French ambassador, called at
the Department of State to-day" and
served formal notice of the signing of
the peace treaty at Madrid.
-. -It was agreed upon that the ambas
sador should act as the representative of
the Spanish government in making
Anal exchanges, while Secretary Hay
will Represent the government of the
United States. . Although not custo
mary on such occasions, it is probable
that President McKinley will be pres
ent at the final ceremony of exchang
ing ratifications, which in that, case
wul take place at the White House,
where the peace protocol was signed.
It was said at the State Department
that the Spanish government request-,
ed that M Cambon's services as ' its
agent be accepted; the French govern
ment gave its authorization and his
designation was gratifying to our gov.
ernment., ,.--,:.- '-- I - -
' -: The California joint assembly ad
journed without electing a United
States Senator , ' ' - ; .
Swept Through" Portions of Ala-
: baina, Mississippi - and
KILLED A NUMBER OF PEOPLE
Many Injured Dwellings, School Buildings'
ana wnurcnes uemousnea cnor-
mous DamageTown In Arkin-,
N sas Practically Destroyed.
. BylegraphtotheMornlns;8tar. j
, Memphis, Tknn., March 18. A
ries of terrific wind storms swept
through portions of Alabama, Missis
sippi and Arkanses to-day, doing an
immense amount of property damage
and killing a number of people. The
storms covered a radius of several hun
dred miles, destroying telegraph wires
and cutting off communication with a
large part of: the J affected j coun
try r Cleburne county, Alabama,
seems to have suffered the most
severely, the storm j there assuming
the proportions of a tornado. The re
ports of .fatalities .in the county i vary
from six to twenty, and many more
. At Sellers'and Luvern, Ala., much
damage is reported, and at Rob Roy.
Ark., one man was killed and several
badly injured. Dumas, Ark., was prac
tically wiped out of existence, and. sev
eral other towns in the-vicinity suf
fered severely. One person is reported
killed at Hickory Flat, Miss., and as
the farm houses in the vicinity suf
fered heavilv. it is not unlikelv that
many fatalities occurred which have
not yet been reported.
The Storm in Alabama.
Montgomery, Ala., March IB. A
cyclone passed over different portions
of the State to day, but on account of
the telegraph wires being down no
particulars can be learned. At Selma,
the spire of the First Methodist Church
was blown down, crushing throueh
the roof and doing much damage. -
At Sellers, a small station on the
Plant system, south of Montgomery, .
the.entire town except three houses"
was destroyed. '-, 1 j ' '
: Luvern suffered greatly bufna de
tails can be gotten. j
Birmingham. March 18. A passen
ger on the Southern train whicb left
Atlanta at 4 P. M.. confirms the. news
of the cyclone. It was told him by
citizens of Edwardsville. It is said a
house near there in which twelve
persons lived was wrecked and nine
out of the twelve killed. Another
passenger said ne had heard that; seven
more were killed near Heflin.
"VXtmrrva-xr Ptup TdTrcsa "MaAL 1Q
A tornado struck this place to-day f
doing considerable damage to build- ":
ings and other property. The (school -building
and two churches were de
molished and twenty-five dwellings j
blown down or unroofed. Several per- i
sons received painful injuries. A family !
living west of here lost their dwelling
and a young lady, name as yet un
known, was killed. Trees were torn
up by the roots, twisted off like! reeds, i
and all fencing in path of the cyclone i
was levelled to the ground. On some i
farms near here hardly a building was
left standing. Doubtless other fatali
ties will oe- reported, but news -is i
meagre. The course of the storm was
from southwest to northeast and the -track
was nearly half a mile; wide.
. In Arkansas.. '
Little Rock, Ark., March 18.- !
A tornado passed through portions of
Jefferson and Desha counties this
afternoon. Telegraph- wires are pros
trated and the details are coming in
slowly. ' .- . . i .
At Rob Roy, five houses were blown -1
down and one man was killed. , i
At Dumas- nearly all the houses c
in the town were blown down 1
or damaged and several persons were
wounded, but so far as has! been
learned no lives were lost There are
several small towns in this section
through which the storm passed and
as yet no news has. been received from
any of them.
BRYAN IN KN0XVILLE.
Met on Arrival by Several Hundred Dem
ocratsHis Lecture Banquet in
By Telegraph to the Morning Star.
Knoxville, Ky., March 18.t CoL
W. J.-Bryan arrived here this morn,- u
nig at 8 o'clock. He was met at the
passenger station by several hundred
Democrats who had assembled despite -the
terrible rainfall. The "rain . con-
tihued throughout the day and night. '
This morning at eleven o'clock Colonel
Bryan was joined by Governor Ban- i
ton McMillan, of Tennessee. , The two i
held a public reception in the womans' '
building. This afternoon they were i
entertained1 at dinner by L. EL Spil
man. Sixteen Democrats and - one
Republican assembled around the i: .
festal; board. Mr. Spilman and Colo: i
nel Bryan were boys together in
fialem, 111., and later were friends in l
Chicago - .,,
To-night Colonel Bryan deli verd his
lecture on "Pending Problems," in
the large public hall of thiscity. He.
was heard by fifteen hundred j people
After the lecture he was entertained
at a banquet as the guest of Kuoxville
Democrats. He responded to a toast,
"The .Democracy of Jefferson, Jack
son and Bryan." j
This morning Colonel Bryant re- -ceived
a telegram irom a Cincinnati-1 '
newspaper asking for an expression in i
reply to Bob Ingersoll's criticism that i
Bryan is a back number and has no .
political future. Colonel Bryan's '
telegraph reply was that he did not :
regard Colonel Ingersoll as a capable j
authority to speak of his eligibility for 1
the back number list, nor upon his j
prospect for the future, as Colone :
Ingersoll does not believe in a future.
Colonel, Bryan will celebrate his
thirty-eighth birthday here to-morrow i
aa 4-Via miAcf rt Vk-ia AAiiein - fB 'UTacrf aw
wife of Rev. Dr. Henry D. Easter, an
jupiscopal rector of this city.
U. S. CRUISER RALEIQHi
Exchanged Salutes With Spanish
roo Near. Gibraltar.
ByfJable to the Morning Star.
Gibraltar, March 18. As the
United States cruiser Raleigh
from here for New York this after
noon, homeward bound from Manila,
to be put out of-commission.
hoisted the Spanish ensign and fired a
salute while passing the Spanish
squadron, commanded by ; Admiral
Camara, off Algeciras.' The Spanish
flagship Carlos Quinta thereupon
hoisted the Americanr ensign' and re -
tujrnedthe salute. - s
a dis i
- General Miles has " received
patch dated Ponce, Porto Rico, stat-