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" " 6 months " " im. 60
" Smooths " ..80
Trusts he would favor the repeal of
protective duties on any article on
which a Trust was formed, which is
identically what these J;wo "Republi
can organs are saving now.
Trusts were organized under the
McKinley law, hut Hon. John Sher
man' never moved to repeal the pro
tective duties on any of thenar tides
on which they were formed, --as he
declared he would The Trust
which were organized then were
few and dwarfs compared with the
Inany and giants that have been or
ganized under the' Dingley tariff.
These now number something in the
neighborhood of 400, with a reported
capital stock (mostly water) of over
,000,060,000 (about half the value
of all the. railroads in the country);"
but when was there any movement
made to repeal any of the" protec
tive duties on articles upon which
Trusts "have been organized ? There
is hot an article in thfr tariff list
which enters into general consump
tion upon which a Trust has not'
been formed. . The fact is the whole
field of industry, as far as practicable,
is covered by Trusts, but it never oc
curred to any of these Republican
Statesmen or organs to make 'any
clamor against them until they dis-'
covered that there was danger of
there heing made an issue in 1900,
and that the Republican party might
suffer from the "stigma of . fostering
Trusts" if some steps were not4aken
to "remove that stigma." This ac
counts for. the concern they now
show at the growth of the Trusts,
and the earnestness of their plead
ing that something be done to curb
them. This is part of the pro
gramme to humbug the people into
the belief that the Republican party
is opposed to Trusts, j , .
Negroes Plot to Exterminate
the Whites in Little River
NO. 24 Countv. : '
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"THE STIGMA OF FOSTERING
We have several times lately call
ed attention to the growing alarm
among Republican" politicians and
organs at the . rapid increase of
Trusts and the demands that some
steps be taken to curb them. Some
time ago Senator Chandler, of New
Hampshire, in a vigorously worded
interview declared that if tue Re
publican party did not take position
against the Trusts it was in danger
of being tlefeated at? the next election,-
and he quoted Hon. Chauncey
M. Depew, now a 'United States
Senator, in support of his condemna
tion of them. We quoted a few
days ago a resolution adopted by the
Pennsylvania House of Representa
tives providing for a commission to
investigate the Trust -question, with
a view to ascertaining what remedial
measures were necessary to restrain
and bring the Trusts within proper
bounds, if restraining legislation
were thought to be better than pro
hibitory, enactments. The speech
of the gentleman who offered
the resolution was much more
significant than the resolution itself
and the preamble upon which it was
based, for it showed plainly that
the movement was inspired by polit-.
ical considerations and the fear that
the Trusts would prove an annoying
factor "in the campaign of 1900, as
suggested by the Philadelphia Led
ger, from which the speaker quoted.
But the alarm "seems to have
spread throughout the country and
Republican organs of all sections
are now denouncing the Trusts as
vigorously a3 ever the Democratic
papers did. The fact is they are
; appropriating Democratic thunder,
and to all "intents and purposes
"climbing on to the Democratic platform-
6a that question. The Chi
cago Tims-Herald is ond of the
leading, if not the leading Repub
lican paper of the West. Its editor
and proprietor was one of the mov
ing spirits in the nomination of Mc
Kinley for the Presidency, and co
operated zealously with Mark Hanna
in boosting McKinley .and in secur
ing his nomination. He 13 person
ally in such close 'touch with the
President that his paper is looked ! have a tendency to
upon as a White House organ. For I restoration of peace?
THE OREGON. - - f
- The .arrival of the battleship Ore
gon at Manila, 1 where she will be
come Admiral Dewey's flagship, has
called public attentionagain to that
model ' vessel. The remarkable
things about this ship are' that r Bhe
was built at San Francisco. . where
the shipbuilders had-but little ex
" perience n the building of war ships,
and where iTwas seriously doubted
a first-class warship could be built,
and yet she that made the trip around
the "South American continent, and
reached.Santiago- in time to take
part, and render most- effective ser
vice, in the destruction of Cef vera's
fleet, and without a nickel's worth
of repairs to ship or machinery. "
She was Nnot designed for speed,
being intended for a battleship to
give and ' take strong knocks, and
yet she - has developed remarkable
speetLogt only for short -spurts but
for continuous long cruises. She
Is one of" the model ships of the
world to-day, and a grand monu
ment not only to the good work of
the builders, but to the American
genius that can plan and construct
such monarchs of the sea. '
BOARD OF AtDERMEK THE w,Lfflwm,fi
i nvTfrjnwr Irene ieornaj
KILLED IN FLORENCE.
WILL THE RALEIGH
WHITE PLANTER MURDERED,
The First Meeting for the Fis
cal Year Held Yesterday
VISIT i WILMINGTON?
SOME ELECTIONS WERE MADE
these reasons the following from a
recent issue is significant:
"When the St Paul 'Pioneer Press
declares that it is the duty of the
Republican party to repeal every pro
tective duty under theshelter of
which its beneficiaries have organized
a trust or combination of any sort to
advance prices, it meets the views of
the 'Times-Herald' to a dot. The
purpose of the protective tariff was to
foster industries, not to protect' mo
nopolies." "No. mercy or consideration should
be shown to any combinaton of capital
that takes advantage of a protective
tariff to mulct Americans consumers,
'Whenever the protective tariff en
nances the price of the product 01 a
trust, to the American consumer, it
should be reduced or removed entirely.
Its adoption will remove the stigma of
fostering trusts from the Republican
The St. Paul Pioneer-Press is the
leading .Republican paper of Minne
sota, and here we have the leading
Republican paper of Minnesota de
manding that the Republican party
take position against the Trusts, and
repeal all tariff .legislation that fos
ters them, whihj : the Times-Herald,
the leading Republican paper of Illi
nois, chimes inland warns the party
that it must do something to remove
from it the "stigma of fostering
Trusts," not to prevent the stigma,
but to remove the stigma, which has
already been fastened upon it.
It may be incidently remarked
mac wnne ine protective taniE is
not in such high favor in the West
as in the Ea3t, both of these organs
wheoped it up for Mr. McKinley,
Who was the personification of pro
tection, the reputed father of the
tariff of 1890, and the endorser ofjthe
present tariff, which is the fosterer
of Trusts, as the McKinley tariff
was when it was jri operation. One
of the grounds of opposition by
Democrats to both of these tariffs
was that they by cutting .off for
- eign competition would ' beget
Trusts, which the promoters of
these tariffs strenuously combatted,
. T . 1 -
ana jonn onerman, wno was a
Senator when the McKinley bill was
under discussion, declared that if
it was found that advantage . was
taken of that tariff to establish
The Tallahassee dispatch pub-
lished'yesterday,-. giving a report of
the President's visit to that city, re
ferring to the administration policy
in the Philippines, says: - .
'The administration will not decide
upon its permanent policy' respecting
the Philippines -until the Schurmann
commission reports. It feels thatits
present knowledge of the islands is
too indefinite as a oasis iora nxea
policy. Moreover, an immediate de
cision is felt to be needless, since for
the present the only problem is the
restoration of law and order and the
establishment of stable peaceful con
ditions." -J1 -
So it seems that the administra
tion is at sea as to what its policy
will be in those island. ""It doesn't
know enough about them to decide
whether they would be worth hold
ing or not. In his Jioston speecn
the President said the administration
had no policy, that with the signing
of the Paris treaty the duty devolved
upon Congress and the people to say
what the policy should be, and in
that jhe was right for this is the bnsi
ness of the American people. It is
true that ho-policy can be carried
out until peace is restored, anu
peacexannot be .restored until the
Filipinos lay down their arms or are
overcome; but might not the an-
noun cement of a conciliatory policy,
if not negatived by harsh treatment,
It may, possi
bly be too late for this now, and the '
only way to peace be through blood
and slaughter, which might have
been prevented if the administration
had pursued an honest, candid
a ' n 1
course in the beginning, ana naa
recognized the fact that the people
of those" islands had some rights that
wer a, entitled to respect.
They had some queer stock in
the Klondike country in the early
days, about 25,000 years ago. Some
prospectors have just run across a
mammbth, embalmed in an iceberg,
which mammoth was 41 feet 6 inches
long, and is estimated to ' weigh
about 25 or 30 tons. Its tusks are
14 feet 3 inches in length, and 28
inches in circumference. The var
mint was covered with a coat of wool
about fifteen inches long. The flesh
was in a good state of preservation,
but began to decay -after about
.twenty-four hours exposure- The
hind-quarters weighed 8,642 pounds-each.
Messrs. King, White, Meares and Springer
' Chosen Respectively for City Clerk "
and Treasurer, Assistant, City
Attorney, Mayor Pro Tern.
Hon. A. M. Waddell and Capt Ed
gar G. Parmele were formally,elected
Mayor and Chief of Police, respec
tively, at a meeting of the newly
elected Board of Aldermen, held' yes
terday, at which'all the members were
present, they haying been duly s worn
in prior to the meeting by Lieutenant
Fred. T. Skipper, P.
The meeting was called by Mayor
Waddell, at the request of -three Al
dermen, to be held at 10:30 o'clock,
but at that hour a caucus was entered
into, which lasted for.threehours.
In addition to the election of Mayor
and Chief of Police, which was a fore
gone conclusion, , the' people having
nominated these at the polls on the
13th iiist. , . Mr. B. F. King was elected
City Clerk and Treasurer; Mr. O. H.
White, assistant Clerk and Treasurer;
Iredell Meares, Esq., City Attorney,
and Alderman W. E. Springer, Mayor
The quantity of coal produced in
this country increased from 32,863,
600 tons in 1870, to 147,860,380 tons
in 1897, and the amount exported
in the same -time fro"m 227,918 tons
to 4,008996 tons, which shows that
we are doing something in the way
of warming up the world and mak
ing things hum.
The sudden decrease in the num
ber of Cuban soldiers from 40,000
to 13,000, looks as if somebody may
have been buncoing Uncle Sam on
that $3,000,000 arrangement. Their
share will now be $230 each, which
will buy a good deal of trumpery.
The New York Tribune rises to
remark that "Georgia always regrets
a lynching after it ; has occurred."
Well,! Georgia could not very well
regrei a lynching before it has oc
curred, could she?
.Young Charley Rockefeller saws
wood for exercise" and fun. There
are a good many people who saw
wood for a living, but don't see any
fun in it. '
. There are now 785 brands of fer
tilizers registered for analyses and
sale in this State.
pro tem, each of them having received
the unanimous support of the Board"
m regular session.
Of course there were differences
among' members of the board as to
who should be elected to the positions
named; but these were all settled in
caucus and the elections were made
unanimously, the whole time con
sumed in open session being not more
than twenty- minutes. Alderman C.
W. Worth acted as teller and Clerk
Wm. Struthers was present in his offi
The nominating speeches were very
short, and after making the elections
the Board adjourned to meet Tuesday
night at 8 o'clock, at which time it is
presumed other officials elective by the
Aldermen will be chosen, among them
being Chief cf the Fire Department,
Superintendent of Health, officers of
the police force, City Superintendent
of Health and City Surveyor; ' ,
It was expected that these selections
would be made yesterday and the City
Hall was besieged with applicants for
positions, but in order to give time for
more mature consideration of the
qualifications' of the candidates for
office and for other reasons, an ad
journment was taken until Tuesday.
Upon motion of Alderman Taylor,
the bond of the Assistant Clerk and
Treasurer was fixed at $10,000 and
Assistant-elect White was instructed
to file his bond' for this, position by
the first Monday in April at which
time he goes into office.
The oath of office was at once
administered to Mayor Waddell by
Lieutenant Skipper and as, soon as
Chief Parmele recovers, from' his
present illness, he also will be sworn
in and will enter upon his duties under
the new administration. ,
The Board of Alderman as at present
constituted is composed of Mayor
Waddell, Chairman ex officio, Alder
men J. A. Taylor, Hugh MacRae,
Joseph H. Hanby, C. W. Worth, C.
G. Parker, F. A. Montgomery, C. L.
Spencer, J. M. Woolard. W. E.
Springer andH. P. West. . .
Organized Yesterday With $59,000 Capital
.- Stock N. B. Rankin President and
7- s Hugh MacRae Vice President.
A new "fire insurance company with
a capital stock of $50,000 was organ
ized in this city yesterday afternoon
in conformity with the provision sof a
charter granted- by the late General
Assembly. It is The Wilmington
Underwriters Association, which it is
expected will be ready"; for business
within a few weeks: '
The organization was perfected at a
meeting held in the Produce Exchange
apartments at 4 P. . M. yesterday. Mr.
Geo. - R. French was made temporary
chairman and ; Mr. W, M. Gum
ming temporary secretary. There
after Mr. N. K Rankin-was elected
president , of the Association, and
the following board of directors was
chosen: Mr. J. S. Worth, Mr. Hugh
MacRae, -Mr. Sam Bear, Jr., Mr. W.
A. Riach, Mr. M. J. Heyer, Mr. W. T.
Whitehead, Mr. P. L. Bridgers, Mr.
J. W. Norwood, Mr. B. H. J. Ahrens
and Mr. J. V. Grainger. '
- Immediately after the adjournment
of the subscribers to stock, a meeting
of the Board of Directors was held, at
which Mr. Hugh MacRae was elected
vice president of the association. The
secretary add treasurer will be elected
at some subsequent meeting of the
board. It was decided to inaugurate
an active business campaign without
delay. With this end in view another
meeting will be called very soon for
the purpose of perfecting preliminary
arrangements. At vthis meeting the
order will be made for the payment
by subscribers of the first instalment
of the capital stock.
Mr. Geo. 0. King, Late of This
City, Mangled by a Shift
THE REMAINS BROUGHT HERE
LEFT FOR WASHINGTON.
Commander Morton and Capt. Meares Will
Ask the Secretary of the Navy to
Send Cruiser Raleigh Here.
No time is being lost by the special
committee from the Chamber of Com
merce in their efforts to assure the
coming of the cruiser Raleigh to this
port for the ceremonies attendant
upon the presentation of a souvenir
cannon to the city of Raleigh. Com
mander Geo. L. Morton and Capt.
T. D. Meares, of the committee, left
last night f oiW ashington, where they
will call upon the Secretary of the
Navy for the purpose of presenting the
claims of this city as well as the State,
in thai the presentation should be
made to North Carolina's capital in a
North Carolina port.
It will be remembered that at the
last meeting of the Chamber a com
mittee to work-to this end was ap
pointed, consisting of Commander
Morton, Capt. Meares, Mr. W. H,
Sprunt, CoL Walker Taylor and Lieut
H. H. Mcllhenny. -
Both Commander Morton and Capt.
Meares are very hopeful of success.
LAID TO REST IN OAKDALE. .
SHOWING TWO MUCH ACTIVITY
Secretary Alger was somewhat
belated in his 6rder forbidding army
officers from being assigned to spe
cial duty without first receiving or
ders from the War Department.
This order was intended to prevent
army officers from seeking testi
mony to be used in the meat inves ¬
tigation, some of them having
shown too much zeal in looking up
testimony to sustain General Miles'
charges about bad beei.
This order was not only belated,
for nothing could be added to the
evidence already in hand, and made
public, to sustain the charges in
every particular, but it was - a.
blunder, for, the natural and only
construction will be that Secretary
Alger was endeavoring to suppress
testimony and prevent light being
thrown on that question, when he
should not only not shirk full in
vestigation, but do all in his power
to let the facts be known. If ne
had shown that disposition in the
beginning he might have s tood ac
quitted of much that he is now held
responsible for. -
It is said that some Danes pros
pecting in the Klondike discovered
mounds which they say mafk th9
boundary line hi Alaska, and
which if correct will put the Klon
dike region within the bounds of the
United States. That may warm up
the Canadians some, but it will not
make the Klondike any more com--
Progressive Japan has increased
her annual- appropriation for techni
cal education from 150,000 to 250,
000 yen. , '
Greeneville Weekly: Zeb Quin
erly, colored, who lives near Quiner
ly, claims to be the champion 'possum
hunter. His record for last season is
106. - - - y
Favetteville Observer: Died,
at her home near Fayetteville. in 71st
township, February 6th, 1899, Mrs.
Mary A. McKay, daughter of Evander
Mclver, and wife of James F. McKay,
aged 84 years.
Winston Journal: We learn
to-day that Mr. J. W. Smith and wife,
of Bunker Hill, Forsyth county. Were
poisoned a few days ago by eating
canned corn. At last accounts they
were in a very critical condition, and
their recovery is considered doubtful.
Goldsboro Argus: It is with
deep regret that the Argus here chron
icles the death of a most estimable
young laay, miss jjou kj. xaoore,
daughter of our estimable friend and
countyman, Mr. John S. Moore, which
sad event occurred Friday morning at
the home of her parents, in Brogden
township, Of consumption.
Wilson Times: Last Thursda
evening Mrs. Benajah Scott, who
lived in Taylor's Township, this
country, was .seemingly as healthy
woman as was in me neignoornooa.
Thursday evening her family heard
no complaint; but on getting up in the
night to give a child some water, Mr.
Scott noticed that his wife did not
move. On going back to bed he tried
to arouse her and then found her dead.
This was about 12 o'clock and it was
thpught she had been dead some time.
Elizabeth City Economist: Mrs.
Martha J. Sedgewick, wife of Mr. J.C.
Sedgewick, departed this life on Wed
nesday, aged 64 years. - The Dis
mal Swamp Canal is expected to be
open to navigation about May 1st.
Mr. N. R. Zimmerman was brought beU
fore Mayor T. T. Whitcomb on Friday
on a warrant for refusing to be vacci
nated. Before his arrest he was vacci
nated and on trial ne was reieasea on
payment of $2.25 costs, from which
he appealed to the Superior Court. The
trial in the Superior Court resulted in
a hung jury and the case goes over to
the next court.
Sanford Express: Moore conn-'
ty has the largest experiment farm of
its kind pi the United States, not even
excepting the United States experi
mental work as carried on in Wash
ington City. This farm is located in
a mile of Southern Pines. Four
or five well dressed tramps came to
this community a few days ago and
went into camp at a place between
here and Jonesboro where they have
j been making their headquarters ever
since, xnese "weary vv imes pay
for what they eat and seem to be en
joying life They are probably tramp
ing for the novelty of the thing. :
A BIG FIRE IN
Loss About $6,000 Store and Residence
Owned by R. M. Wescott, of This
City Postoff ice Endangered.
Yesterday morning, about 3 o'clock,
a store and residence in Southport
were entirely consumed by fire, to
gether with the contents. Both build
ings were owned by Mr. R. M. Wes
cott, of this city, and the ' stock was
owned by Mr. J. A. Wescott, doing
business under the firm name of T. L.
Wescott &Co. J. A. Wescott and
family also occupied the residence.
..There is no clue to the origin of the
fire, it having started in the store
building and spread to the dwelling.
It was only by the most heroic efforts
oa the part of the Southport people,
there being no fire- company, that the
flames were prevented from spreading
to the postoffice building and Captain
Harper's store, which is just around
the corner. The saving of the post-office
is counted especially remarkable,
as it is only a few feet from the" Wes
cott building, and the partition fence
was burned. Both Harper's store and
the postoffice building werer however,
badly charred on the side next to the
The store building which was de
stroyed was . a two story frame
structure as was the dwelling. The
two were valued at about $2,500.
Mr. R. M. Wescott carried insurance
with Mr. W. W. Hodges; of this city.
Mr. J. A. Wescott estimates his loss
by the stock of goods and house
furniture at S3. 500 and is protected by
insurance with' Messrs. J. H Boat-
wright & Son. - : , '
Rose and Hawthorn from Ireland.
.A day" or two ago Mr. JohnW.
Reilly, son of the late Major James
Reilly, of the artillery service, C.S.A.,
planted at the grave of his father in
Oakdale Cemetery slips of rose and
hawthorn received from Athlone,
Ireland, through Mr, James Sprunt
Messrs. Dickson & Son, Belfast, Ire
land, procured and shipped the plants,
which, they, say in a letter to Mr.
Sprunt, were taken from afield near
Athlone, where the late Maj. Reilly
is well remembered ana nas many
Fnneral of the Late George Q. King Held
The funeral of the late George G.
King, an account of whose horrible
death under car wheels was published
in yesterday's Stab, was conducted
from Grace" M. E. Church yesterday
afternoon at 4 o'clock- by the pastor,
Rev. Andrew P. Tyer, assisted by Rev.
A. D. McClure, pastor of St Andrews'
The remains of the unfortunate
young man were brought to the city
on the 9.45 o'clock train from Flor
ence yesterday morning, and were
carried to the residence of his par
ents, No. 504 North .Front street, until
the hour for the funeral, when they
were tenderly borne to Grace Church
and from thence after the services to
Oakdale cemetery, where the inter
ment was made in the presence of a
large concourse of friends, who Lad
gathered to pay a last tribute of re
spect to one whom they loved and
held in the highest esteem.
Th pall-bearers were selected from
the large circle of friends of the young
man ahd were as follows: Messrs. W.
L. Williford, J. B. Cooper, R. B.
Clowe, Harry Hill, M. M. Parker and
James Powers. " -
Was Employed As Switchman Qa A. C. L
- Yard Was Formerly With Mr. R. B.
Clowe, of This City Fnneral .
' at 4 O'clock To-day j
Mr. George G. King, late of this
city, met with a horrible death yester
day in Florence. S. C. He haa been,
since March 1st, serving as switchman
on the Atlantic Coast Line! yards at
Florence and, was working in that
capacity yesterday-jwhen he attempted
to-mount the steps from the ground to
the rear of a shifting engine tender
when his foot slipped and he fell un
der the engine which passed over and
terribly mangled his body, j
The accident occurred about 10.30
o'clock yesterday morning and the
news was telegraphed here j to the un
fortunate young man's parents and
other relatives and to the Coast Line
authorities about 11 o'clock:
The engine which killed the young
man was No. 599, in charge of J. W.
Holland as engineer, and James
O'Hanlon as fireman. So far as has
been ascertained there is no blame at
tached to either of them on account of
the accident i j
The deceased was a son of Mr. and
Mrs. J. A. King, who reside at No.
504 North Front street, and he leaves
three brothers and three sisters. One
brother, Mr. H. C. King, of Florence,
is private secretary to Mr. G. G.
Lynch assistant superintendent of
transportation for the A. C. L. An
other, Mr. E. B. King, is in the em
ploy of the Coast Line in this city.
The other brother, Mr. S. E. King, re
sides in Atlanta- Mr. J. A. King,
thejr father, is truck inspector for the
Coast Line. One sister, ' Miss J. T.
King, is a saleslady at Johnson and
Fore's store. Miss Corrine also resides
here, tind Mrs. S. . E. Crane lives in
The deceased was in the - 24th year
of his age and was an industrious and
highly esteemed young man. He was
employed for a number of years by
Mr. R. B. Clowe, of this city, as up
holsterer and paper hanger.
Mr. E. B. King went to Florence
yesterday afternoon and is expected to
return this-morning on the 9.45 o'clock
train bringing the remains with him.
The funeral is announced to occur this
afternoon at 4 o'clock from v Grace M,
E. Church and the interment, at Oak
Utility Had to Abandon Dredge.
A telegram to the Norfolk Land
mark from Vineyard Haven, N. J.,
under date of Tuesday, says that the
British " schooner Utility, Captain
Bishop, from Wilmington, N. C, for
Halifax, reports that on March llth,
latitude 46.20, longitude 74.30, she fell
in with the abandoned dredge Admi
ral and scow; took a dog off the dredge
and cut scow adrift as -it was full of
water; took hawser to Admiral and
towed her for twenty-four hours;
during heavy south gale was obliged
to let go dredge. Winter Quarter
lightship bearing N.W.l-ZW. 21 miles.
Dredge was in track of steamers and
very dangerous to navigation. -
Safeguards Against Smallpox.
Sheriff Walter G. MacRae is in re
ceipt of a circular letter from Mr. E.
L. Provis, chairman of the executive
committee of the State penitentiary,
which is being sent to sheriffs of the
various counties in the State, in which
he advises that on account 6f the prev
alence of smallpox throughout, the
State, that all convicts sentenced to
the State prison be retained in the
county jails until all danger of a con
tagion is passed. The advice of the
Attorney General, the letter says, is
that this is a matter of administration
rather than of legal character. As all
of New Hanover's convicts were sent
up more than a week ago, the letter is,
of course,' of no interest to Sheriff
A TRAGEDY WEAR KINST0N.
Mayor Waddell Telegraphed Secretary of
Navy Yesterday Insisting That She
Come Here The Situation.
No news of the result of the efforts
of Commander Geo.- L. Morton and
Capt. T. D. Meares to have the cruiser
Raleigh ordered to- come to this port
for the ceremony
cannon to the city
of presenting the
of Raleigh has yet
been received -here, they having, as an
nounced yesterday, gone to Washing
ton to urge upon the Secretary of the
Navy the justice; of Wilmington's
claim for this ceremony. However,
Commander Morton and Capt Meares
telegraphed President James H. Chad
bourn, Jr., of the Chamber of Com
merce, asking hint to request Mayor
Waddell to send a telegram to the Sec
retary of the Navy on behalf of the
citizens of Wilmington, urging that
the Raleigh be sent here for the pre
sentation -of the j cannon and other
trophies. This the Mayor did yester
day afternoon. j v
The Norfolk papers still claim that
it is settled that the presentation will
be made in the Norfolk navy yard.
The Landmark, olf-Taesday, says ;
"A feature of the ship's return here
will be the presentation by Mrs. A. W.
Haywood (nee Miss Holt), who chris
tened the ship when she was launched
here, of twelve massive cups to match
the bowl. It is also stated the officers
will present to the State of North Car
olina, a gun captured at Manila and
several other trophies of the great May
day battle in the Philipines. The
Raleigh should arrive here by the 5th
of April. The people of New York
are petitioning the authorities tp have
the cruiser sent there first, so that she
may be greeted properly before being
repaired, but it is; not thought the offi
cial orders already promulgated will
be changed." 1
The Washington Post of recent date"
"The first ship of Admiral Dewey's
fleet to return to the shores of the At
lantic is 4he cruiser Raleigh. In the
great May Day battle in Manila bay,
when Dewey's ships so completely and
brilliantly vanquished the Spanish
fleet, the Raleigh played an important
part. Commanded by Captain Coglan,
the Raleigh fired the first shot as well
as the last shot in that memorable en
gagement From first to last she was
in the thick of the fray, and since that
victory has rendered further excellent
service in Philippine waters."
Three Negroes Shot to Death in Yazoo
County Ringleaders in a Race
Heavy Shipment of Wood.
Some idea of the immensity of 'the
wood business done at adjacent towns
and villages in Bladen county along
the Carolina Centralrailroad may be
gained from a statement made to a
Stab reporter yesterday by a gentle
man who i in a position to know, to
the effect that during the present
season the North Carolina Cotton Oil
Company has consumed approximately
two hundred and fifty car loads of
pine wood from the section mentioned,
to say nothing of the amount used by
other mills and manufactories in the
city. Twenty car loads will arrive
for the oil mill to-day from Mr. J. C.
Stanly,' of Marlville, who is the prin
cipal shipper along the line.
VIhe Wilmington Stamp Works
have just issued a neat catalogue of
about a hundred pages, which they are,
mailing to customers and prospective
buyers. It is handsomely illustrated
and descriptive of the articles manu
fatured by the firm.
Proof of the pudding lies In the eating
of it ' Proof of ROBERTS' TASTELESS
CHILL TONIC lies In the taking of It
COST NOTHING If It falls to cure. 25
cents per bottle If it cures. Sold strictly
on its merits by
- BOBKET B. BELLAMY,
. mar Ml? Wholesale and Entail Druggist.
Lonnie Lane Killed' Miss Qlennle Sauls
and Then Committed Suicide.
Special Star. Telegram.
Kinston, N. C, March 25. Yester
day morning Mr. Lonnie Lane, about
22.years old, and ' Miss Glennie Sauls,
about fourteen, both of Fort Barnwell,
a village nineteen miles east of Kins-
ton, were noticed taking a walk. Not
returning, the . neighbors began to
search for them, and about 4 o'clock
yesterday afternoon, their bodies' were
found near the village, it appearing
that he had shot her and then killed
himself with a pistol, j Both were of
well-to-do families. The young man
had been forbidden to visit the house,
his attentions to the young girl not
being acceptable to her parents, and
this was probably the cause of the.
affair. The young girl's mother was
visiting in Georgia, and her father
had gone to Newborn at the time of
the tragedy. . ,
Smallpox Cases. "
Kinston has eleven cases of small
pox, but every effort is being made to
prevent Its spreading. Dr. Long,
State expert examined the several
cases yesterday and pronounced them
geuuine. Compulsory vaccination
has been ordered. i
Seven marriage licenses were
granted by the Register of Deeds dur
ing the past week, j two to, white
couples and five to colored persons.
By Telegraph to the Morning Star.
Jackson, Missl, March 23. Three
negroes were lynched by a mob near
Silver City, in Yazoo county, last
Saturday morning. After being shot
to death,the bodies of the victims were
weighted with bundles of cotton bale
ties and thrown into The Yazoo river.
The negroes were-. - Minor Wilson, C
C. Reed andJWillis Boyd. They were
the ring-leaders of the negroes in a race
encounter-4n the Midnight planta
tion early last week. They were ar
rested and taken, to Yazoo City jail.
The offence with which they were
charged having been committed in
Sharkey county, the Sharkey authori
ties were notified. Last Friday even
ing Deputy Constable Sylvester ar
rived and the prisoners were turned
over to him. The constable boarded
the steamer Rescue with theneeroes
Saturday morning and reached Siler I
City with themi The negroes leu into;
the hands of the mob near Silver
City, were shot to, death and thrown
into the river. .The feeling against the
neeroes had been very bitter on ac
count of a disturbance at the Midnight
plantation last week in which they,
with two other : comrades, had fired on
two whites on the public road. A
horse belonging to one of the white
men was wounded, but the men were
not harmed, j
Carolina and Northern Railway.
Civil Engineer Joseph H. McRee re
turned to the city yesterday from
Lumberton, where he has been en
gaged the past two weeks as chief en
gineer on the survey of the Caroling
and Northern Railway, which is being
made from Lumberton to Marion, S.
C, a distance; of thirty-eight miles.
Mr. McRee has associated with him in
the work Civil Engineer Henry Cum-
ming, of Wilmington, and a third en
gineer from Greenville, S. C. He
says work hasf been very materially
hindered for some time on -account of
swollen streams, but that rapid pro
gress is now being made, the survey
having already been completed to a
point six miles from Lumberton. He
expects to return to Lumberton on
the afternoon train to day.
Will Open Business at Rocky Mount.
Mr. J. J. Shepard and. family left
yesterday for -Rocky Mount, N. C,
whejfe Mr. Shepard will engage in-the
mercantile business! For a number of
years Mr. 'Shepard conducted a
wholesale and retail dry goods and
clothing store on Market street and
his friends here will regret to know
that he has ( decided -to locate else-
BECOMING A MOTHER.
- - t
A Sure Way to Avoid Danger.
' Every - true woman wants to be a
mother. A baby is the dream of her life
the crowning glory of womanhood
true happiness can never be known
without the blessings a child brings.
Yet the ordeal through which all
mothers must pass is so full of pain,
anxiety and fear, that many a young
life is sacrificed because of the inability
to undergo the struggle of childbirth-.
It is not necessary to suffer in bring
ing new life into the world. By the
use of "Mother's Friend," the suffer
ing and danger- can be avoided,- and
the hour robbed of itsSdread and pain.
This remedy is praised by thousands
who have testea it. Every woman is
anxious to learn how to avoid the
pain and suffering which may be in
store for her. The little book, "Before
Baby is Born," will be sent free to any
address upon application to the Brad
field Regulator Co., Atlanta, Georgia.
Bloody Reprisal Made Seven Negro Men t-
Lynched Armed Bands Scouring j
the Coontry In Pursuit of the -Conspirators.
By Telegraph to the Mernlng Star. ; J;
Texarkana, Ark., March 23. The v . -
wildest excitement prevails among the v -negroes
of Little River county, seven? v', ;-
negro men having been lynched by the V 1
citizens of that section. ' c ,
Among those who have fallen vic
tims to the wrath of the whites are - -Edward
"Goodwin, Dan King, Joe
Jones, Ben Jones, Moses Jones and
another whose name could not be ob- . -tained.
The -disturbances grew out' of the
lynching of .a negro named General
Duckett, near Richmond, . in that
county, on Tuesday last Last Satur-. . "
day a prominent planter, named
James Stockton, was murdered at his '
home near Rocky Comfort by Duckett -The
negro escaped at the time, but
after remaining in hiding in the .
swamps until Tuesday he surrendered, .
saying he had had nothing to eat
since his flight He was taken to
Rocky Comfort and soon after his ar
rival there Sheriff Johnson and depu-
ties started with him for Richmond
They were overtaken by two hundred
armed men, who demanded the pris- .
oner. - Duckett was taken to the place
where he had killed Stockton, and -after
making a confession he was .
After the lynching it was learned -that
Duckett had frequently tried to
get the negroes in the county to join in
a race war against the whites. A few
hours after he had killed Stockton, he
passed several negroes at a farm house .
and told them he had killed one white
man, and if they would follow him he'
would kill more. f
The Jones brothers were intimate ' -with
the assassin of Stockton and it
was discovered that they were leading
a scheme to avenge .their, comrade's
death. The assault was provoked by
the unearthing of plots that the follow- - ,; .
ers of General Duckett had concocted
and when the revelation was made a '
band of citizens bzn their search for
the principals. -
Through friendly negroes,- who had v '
originally told Stockton of- Duckett's
threat, the facts against the present
victims were learned.- These inform
ers had been warned under the pen
alty of death not to communicate the
plans of the outlaws to the whites. .
All of the victims that have fallen be- '
fore the whites were pursued singly : r
over the country and met their fate at
different times and in different locali
ties. Ed. Goodwin was shot down on
Mud creek, near Rocky Comfort, ahd
his body was thrown into the stream. -The
Jones' had fled in different direc
tions when they learned of their pur
suit, and were run down and lynched
one at a time. j j . . , ;
The Scene of Trouble. j
Little River county is in the:!ex
treme southwest corner of the State,
bordered on the west by the Indian
Territory and on the south by Texas.
The negro population is large and has
for along time proved very trouble- "
some to the whites. Frequent mur-
ders have occurred and thefts and
fights have become common affairs.
One or two negroes have previous
ly been severely dealt with when the
ieople found it necessary to take the
aw into their own hand, but it was
not until Tuesday that the trouble
took on a serious aspect , It then de
veloped that carefully, laid plans had .
been made by a number of negroes to
precipitate a race war, and that many
white men-had been marked f or via
tims. It is learned that twenty-three
negroes were implicated in this plot,
and the whites are now bent on met
ing out a summary punishment to? the
entire coterie of conspirators. Seven
have been killed, and the work of win- .
ing out the entire list continues with
out relaxation. All implicated in the
plot are known, and parties of white
men varying in numbers from thirty
to fifty are scouring the country for
them. Wherever one is found he is
?uickly strung up and his body per- .
orated with bullets. The work of dis
patching the first two or three
was an . easy i matter. But j the '
news soon spread among i the
negroes, who-" instead of mak
ing resistance ' and offering I the -battle
that they had threatened, be
came panic-stricken and began getting , .
out of the community as quickly as
possible. Two whose names were on
the list or conspirators got a gooa start
and succeeded in reaching the Texas
State line before being captured. They,
were strung up without ceremony.
It is. stated that the trouble arose -over
the killing of James Stockton by - r
Duckett just prior to the lynching of
Duckett, the negroes had planned the
inauguration of a 'race war. . Duckett
was the leader and at his1 death the
negroes let the matter out The .citi
zens became greatly enraged. I.Joe
King and John Johnson Were taken
to the woods 'and whipped, tiier
negroes made threats but nothing oc
curred until yesterday when the whole- i '
sale lynching began. f " :
In the gang that was plotting for a
race war were twenty-three negroes,
and it is likely-the entire number have'
been strung up in the thickets. . It is
known to a certainty that the seven
ring leaders are dead. The negroes
are fleeing from the district. 10-aay
three wagons full: arrived atJCex
arkana, having crossed Red river at
Index last midnight ' J '
Ex-United States Circuit Judge
Samuel W. Melton died at the home
of his son. U. S. Marshal L. DJ Mel
ton, in Charleston, S. C, last night
Judge Melton was a Republican.
The 68th ballot 6f the Pennsylvania
Legislature for U. 8. Senator resulted:
Quay, Republican. 4; Jenks, Demo
crat, 4; Rice, Republican, one; Dal
zell, Republican, one. No quorum.
Will Be in Washington Late Next, Tues
day Evening. - I
By Telegraph to the Morning BtajL
, Thomasvtlle, Ga., March f 25.--President
McKinley has decided defi
nitely not to make the trip to Tampa,
though he has promised to ' visit j there
some time during his Presidential
term, and conseauentlv he will ibe in.
Washington late Tuesday next I He is
looking well and improving in health
steadily. " - f '
The 'sloop Florine f pom Mount
Pleasant was run down in the Cooper
river, Charleston, S. C, by the Clyde '
Line Boston steamer Carib. J The
sloop was mammed by three negro
men. all of whom were drowned. The
Carib made little or no effort to rescue
hem . -. .