WILLIAM a. BBEir UD
Xditor and Proprietor.
WILMINGTON, N. C.
May, 19, 1899.
"AFTER LUZON, WHAT THEN?
In his speech at Charleston Gen
eral Wheeler said that England,
France and, Holland could govern
-eolonies, and to . assert " that we
could not was to acknowledge that
this' Government was to some ex
tent a failure. This isn't his exact
language, but this is what he meant
and this is substantially what he
said. His remarks were intended
to apply especially to the Philip
pines, for he was talking on and
defending the policy of expansion.
Thero is no one who knows any
thing about the resourcefulness,
the self-reliance and the capacity
of the American people to meet the
contingencies by which they' may
be confronted who would seriously
question their ability to overcome
the Filipinos and to govern them
after they had overcome : them. It
is simply a question of a young,
vi'rilp. rif.b r-nnntrv with 70.000.000
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of people against a number of islands,
inhabited by many different kinds
of people, with few ties in common,
poor in the sense that . nations are
rich or poor, without friends among
tho nations, without ships to carry
f V rtrv m it n if 4711 a a iro t at monnfot..
tories to make them. As to re-
sourceiumess ana aDincy to wage
war, this country has all the advan
tage, the only advantage the Filipi
nos have being the fact fhafr they
have a friend in the climate and the
seasons that it takes time, for aliens
to become .acclimated to. But in
the long run the capacity to plan,
the endurance to bear, the. courage
and determination to advance,
supplemented with destructive war
equipment and long-range guns, will
prove too much for the poorly equip
ped soldiery, however plucky, that
disputes the right of way.
It is not a question, then, whether
we can subdue and rule the brown
and black people of those far off
islands, but whether it is right for
us to do it, and if right whether as
a matter of good, sound policy-it is
expedient. We contend that we
have no right to undertake to sub
due those people and that when we
do we do violence to the traditions
and to the fundamental principle
upon which this Republic is founded.
The consent of the governed was a
cardinal principle with the fathers
who framed the Republic of. which
every American is so justly proud.
It is true this principle received a
rude shock some thirty odd years
ago, but as the result has been gen
erally acquiesced in itfnjiay be re
garded as a closed incident. But
admitting for the sake of argument
that we may ignore this principle
for a second time, and admitting
that we can succeed in ignoring it,
the question then arises, is it good,
sound policy to do it? Will the
game pay for the powder?
Thus far the war has been waged
on the island of Luzon only, and on
a very small portion that. There
are on that island about 1,500,000
poople. Wo have about 35,000
troops there. A portion of them
have been marching and fighting
since February and yet they have
not become masters of more than
.about fifty miles from Manila, the
starting point. If the adherents of
Aguinaldoj resolve to continue the
fight the hardest part of the, work
of subjection is still before our
troops, because the further they get
away from the sea shore the" further
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iney win oe irom their base of sup
plies and the more difficult it will be
to transport what the-army needs,
for this must be done over the most
miserable roads, where movement is
necessarily slow, and where the ex
cessive heat is about as' much as a
body of men can endure, and the
cattle that haul the wagons
loaded with supplies cannot en
"dure, necessitating" doing much of
the transportation at night, as the
J marching of our soldiers .would also
be done if that were safe and prac
ticable in an enemy's country .where
oven the professed friend could be
trusted, for while protesting friend
ship he may be only waiting the op
portunity to shoot when his victim
is- off guard, or to attack in the rear.
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suming that it will be, then after
Luzon what ?
Among the twelve hundred or
more islands, reaching nearly
thousand miles from one end to the
other, Luzon is the largest and most
populous, while there are there more
of lesser but respectable proportions,
weir populated, but not so densely
as Luzon, which is the gem of the
archipelago. The people of no two
of these islands are alike ; three are
lew ties in common among them,
and none of them feel under obliga
tiona to bo governed by any thing
that Aguinaldo may do or say. 7
When tne question oi establishing
a Filipino government came up the
suggestion struck them as a novelty,
it pleased their fancy and they sent
"delegates" to Cavite to " assist in
forming the government for the Re
public of the Philippines, the inten
tion being to model their govern
ment somewhat after the govern
ment of the United States, which
t.ViAV tlien Admiral-! o.tii-1 tor whirdi
they prof eased' a high admiration
They were our friends then because
they looked upon us as their friends,
and thev buried their local and tri
bal differences and prejudices out of
regard for their mutual friend, the
United States. But the tio that
bound has been broken and they
now recognize neither Aguinaldo
nor the United States. Aguinaldo
has no influence over them nor have
wei and therefore they do not recog
nize the authority of Aguinaldo to
Bpeak for them, or the right of this
Government to demand allegiance
from them, so that if Luzon suc
cumb to the tireless aggressiveness
and superior resources and abilityof
the; American, and lays down her
arms, then the same process must
be resorted to in all of these islands
where it may be decided to demand
recognition; of our sovereignty, un
less we buy them, or find some, as
yet undefined, way' to win their ac
quiescence in our rule.
And when that is done we will
then be at the beginning of our task,
which we have found such a slow
and vexatious one in Cuba, where
there has been no armed resistance
against us. In view of the past and
the possibilities and probabilities of
the future the thoughtful 1 person
may, after relegating the question of
right, well ask, is will the game be
worth the powder?
A CANDIDATE MAKER.
Hon. J. S. Morton, who" under
Mr. Cleveland ran the United States
Department of Agriculture, but de
voted most of his time to assaulting
free silver, does'not seem to be mak
ing; much progress in incubating
that new "party, but this does not
prevent him from essaying the role
of President maker, j He has a
paper now, a weekly, which he
publishes in Nebraska City, Ne
braska, which he calls the Conser
vative. Mr. Morton is opposed to
expansion, and he thinks an anti-ex
pansion wouftl be' a sufficiently ex
pansive platform on which to run a
candidate for the Presidency,
regardless of antecedents or
former affiliations. He has there
fore made bold to suggest the names
of John G. Carlisle or T. B. Reed,
either of whom, in Mr. Mor-
ton's opinion, would fill the bill, as
appears from the following, clipped
from' the Conservative:
"Carlisle and Reed are now resi
dents of the city and State of New
York. Either one of them would
make a good, conservative' candidate
for the Presidency. Mr. Carlisle
would, no doubt, be ably supported
under present political conditions, no
matter by whom nominated, by Mr.
Thomas B. Reed; and the latter, if
named for the Presidency, would
count John G. Carlisle among his
ardent advocates. These men are
patriots. They love their country
more than party."
As Mr. Carlisle is now devoting
himself to making some money by
the practice of his -profession, and
Mr. Reed will soon do ditto, after
having recuperated by loitering in
Europe awhile, it is "not likely that
either of them has been consulted
on this programme or that either of
them would consent to play if re
quested, and it is pretty doubtful if
Carlisle would . consent to become a
claquer for Reed or Reed for Car
lisle. The -probabilities art that
they both - long ago sized Up Mr.
Morton and know just how much
he amounts to and how little in
fluence he would have in shaping
events. - But why didn't he suggest
Cleveland, who made Morton and
gave him the prominence he has?
MARINO MUCH ADO.
There has been much talk about
the happy, disappearance of sectional
feeling between the North and the
South, and there is cause for con
gratulation thatpit has to great ex
sent given way before a broader
Americanism; but this does not re
move the fact that there is still a
disposition on the other side of the
line to pick up little incidents, mag
nify them and treat them from a
Lynchings are pointed to as evi
dences of a deficient civilization, if
not of absolute savagery, and the
whole South is berated for the vio
lence of a mob, as if the mob were
a representative body. This is done
not only by Republican partisan
papers, but by some of the
so-called independent papers. An
other illustration of a different
character is furnished in the
ado that some of them are making
over the fact that Gen. Wheeler did
not appear in the Veterans-parade
in Charleston. Without waiting to
get the truth they jumped at the
conclusion that he was purposely
kept out of the parade, and snubbed
by the managers who do not like
him because he stands so close to
the present administration and up
holds its policies regarding the re
cent acquisitions from Spain, thus
giving the incident a sectional and
a partisan significance, when the
fact is that Gen. Wheeler contradicts
all this nonsense by stating that his
being left out of the parade was
purely an accident which was fully
explained to him and perfectly satis
But as it doesn't serve their pur
pose to publish what Gen. Wheeler
says about it they will pay little
heed to that, while there is a chance
to make some political capital by
pursuing a contrary course. As far
as tne South is concerned sectional
ism may be dead, but it is still a
pretty lively corpse among the
Republican politicians and , organs
on the other side of the line. , ,
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Some financier who has a hand in j
manipulating the Kansas State Hair
has struck on the idea of getting
Gen. Funston to pick up some fel
lows, swim the Arkansas river, and
give them an object lesson as to how
he did the job at Calumpit. Ahey
make him the alluring offer of
$1,000 cash, and promise to make it
real interesting by having some
forts built on the other side, filled
with fellows who won't fail to run
when Funston and his fellows put in
an appearance. When ' an idea
strikes a Kansas man it strikes hard.
According to beet sugar statisti
cians there were in operation last
year in this country sixteen factories
with a daily capacity of 7,700 tons
of beets. Fourteen more are under
construction, which will - make the
total working capacity about 18000
tons a day, equivalent to 1,800 tons'
of sugar. If the factories which
will be in operation next year run
to their full capacity they can pro
duce 200,000 tons of sugar or
one-third of enough to meet the de
mands of the country for consump
tion. Some people ,are taking such a
kindly interest in Mr. Carnegie
that they are helping him with
suggestions as to how to spend the
$100,000,000 he proposes to invest
in philanthropic works. One of
them thinks he could make the job
much easier by putting away $50,
000,000 in sending American ne
groes to Brazil, thus shouldering,
as it were, $50,000,000 worth
of "the white man's burden."
v A Newark, N. J., woman lay
awake a long time listening to her
husband talk in his sleep and the
first thing she. did after she got up
was to rush off to a lawyer's office
and have divorce papers drawn up.
And yet all the evidence she had
was, hearsay, which wouldn't hold
When a boy the late Roswell P.
Flower worked in a brick yard for
$1.50 a week. Before he died he
could buy more brick yards than you
could shake a stick at.
-Mr. Carnegie 'may find it no easy
thing to beneVolently invest- that
$100,000,000. But he can count on
a good deal of assistance in the way
Coincident with the entering of
ex-Senator Peffer and Jerry Simp
son into journalism, some new gas
wells have been opened in Kansas.
Well, well. '
A Brooklyn boy plays the fiddle
night and day'. He' is said to be
crazy, and his neighbors are in dan
ger of becoming so.
Gen. Funston has red hair. We
thought there was something the
matter with him. This accounts
for it. ' v
Cabins Beginning to Realize That Cessa
tion of Talk is Desirable.
By Cable to the Morning Star.
Havana, May 17. Cuban emotion
has taken a swift turn toward moder
ation. All the political groups and
the fifteen daily newspapers of Havana
realized to-day that a cessation of wild
talk was desirable. Even the acrobatic
members of the late military assembly
went about soothing their excited fol
lowers. The meetings of the national
league to-night, thou eh largely attend
ed, were orderly, all the speakers
advising calm reflection before any
movement is be&run. lest violent inci
dents might be precipitated by rash
AN INSANE MOTHER.
Cot the Throat of Her Baby Boy and
Killed Him Instantly.
By Telegraph to the "Morning Star.
Ralkiqh, N. C, May 17. A special
to the News and Observer, from States-
ville, N. C, says:
Mrs. Marv Foster. wif rt .TnVi n "IT
Foster, a farmer of Cool Springs
townsnip, mis county, . wmie insane
CUt the throftt of hflr faiTtPAn.mnntVio.
old baby boy with a razor and killed
mm instantly at eignt o clock this
morning. The insane mother then cut
her own throat with the razor, but not
fatally. She had been insane for a
month, but had improved and was not
.GEN. WADE HAMPTON.
Declines to Accept the Home Offered by
Citizens of South Carolina. ,
By Telegraph to the Horning Star.
Columbia, S. C, May 17. General
Wade Hampton has written a card to
the people of the State, in which he
feelinclv and cratefullv decltnM
accent the home it wao nrononA1 in
build for him, replacing the one re-
iwuj ucBbrujrcu yjr ure. ne says tne
reward of a citizen who has done work
for thft Statfl is. "wall rirmn mvul and
faithful RPirvant" TT nnM f na nan.
pie's commendation more than any
LARGEST IN THE SOUTH.
New Cotton Mill to be Built in Columbia,
S.C. Capital $1,500,000.
By Telegraph to the Morning Star.
Columbia, S. C, May 17. A char
ter has been applied for by theOlympia
Cotton Mills of Columbia. Its capital
will be $1,500,000. The power will
be electricity, furnished by the power
plant on the Columbia canal.. It will
be the largest mill in the South, hav
ing 104,000 spindles and 2,600 looms.
The corporators are Columbia's mill
and bank presidents, and leading
Statesville Landmark: Denutv
Collector Davis has been doing some
business for uncle Sam recentlv.
Last Saturday he seized the distillery
of W. A. Elliott, in Statesville town
ship. One package of whiskey was
seized at Key oc (Jo.'s. it was the
property of E. M. Ellis, of Wilkes
$2,700 IN REVENUE STAMPS.
Two Important Railroad Papers Recorded
in the Office of the Register of Deeds
Yesterday there were placed on
record in the office of the Register of
Deeds two papers which required, ac
cording to the internal reyenuej law,
the affixation of $3, 700. in documen
The first, ' containing thirty-six
stamps of the $50 denomination, was
a deed from the A. & Y. Railway
Company to the W. & W. Railway
Company, conveying to the last
named corporation the A. &Y. road
from Sanford to Wilmington and the
Bennetts ville ' branch of j the same
road, together with the 'franchises of
the unexpired lease of ; the S. C.
Pacific Railway,; all bridges, real
estate, etc., belonging to the A. & Y.
Company from Sanford to Wilming
ton, and rolling stock, consisting of
fourteen locomotives, one express
car, two mail and express cars, eight
passenger coaches, 149 box cars, ten
Btock, cars, three shanty and
five caboose cars, the stipula
tion being $1,800,000, the. same
payable in coupon bonds matur
ing fifty years after date, in denomina
tions of $1,000 each, bearing interest
payable semi annually at the rate of
four per cent The bonds , are to be
secured by a first mortgage or deed in
trust made by the Wilmington &
Weldon Railroad Co. : .
The instrument is signed by the A.
.& Y. Railway Co., by A. B. Andrews,
President and L. W. Miller, Secre
tary, and by the W. & W. Railway.
Co., by President Elliott and Secre
tary J. P. Post, Jr.
The second instrument is a mortgage
to the Safe Deposit and Trust -Co., of
Baltimore, mentioned in th9 first docu
ment and required the affixation of
eighteen documentary stamps- of the
denomination of $50.
CARTER EMBEZZLEMENT CASE
Tried in Lumbertoh Tuesday and the-De-fendant
Bound Over to July Session
of the Criminal Court.
L. V. Grady, Esq., returned yester
day from Lumberton, where he went
to appear for the defendant in the
case of W. L Linkhaw &Co., of
Lumberton, vs. L. W. ' Carter, for
embezzlement, particulars of which
were published in the Stab at the
time of the arrest
The case came up for a hearing be
fore Justice J. A. McAllister Monday
and was removed by defendant to
Col. T. F. Toon, J. P., at which time
the defendant through his counsel,
entered a plea in abatement, attacking
the legality of the warrant which
plea was granted and the case dis
missed at the cost of the prosecuting
There was quite an array of ,legal
talent on both sides, Messrs. McLean
& McLean and Proctor & Mclntyre,
of the Lumberton bar, appearing for
the prosecution, and Esqrs. J. B.'
Schulken and D. J. Lewis, of the
Whiteville bar, 'Messrs. French &
Norment, of the Lumberton bar, and
L. V. Grady, Esq., of the "Wilming
ton bar, representing Carter.
Upon the dismissal of the case, a
new warrant was immediately issued,
remedying the defects of the old one,
and the case again moved, on motion
of defendant's counsel, to Justice Mc
Allister, who refused to try the sime,
and set it for a hearing before J. T.
Prevatt, about three miles from Lum
berton, who on Tuesday, rendered his
judgment in favor of the plaintiff.
Mr. Carter gave bond to the amount
of $400for his appearance at the July
term of Robeson Criminal Court and
returned to the city yesterday with
Mr. Grady. ,
Mr.W. B. Brice, of Wallace, who was
here yesterday, in conversation with
a Star reporter, said that the straw
berry crop up the W. & W. road, so
far as remuneration to the growers is
concerned, has been a dismal failure ;
many of. the prominent farmers de
claring that not enough has been real
ized from the crop to pay for fertil
izers. . Mr. Brice is doing a large fur
nishing business at Wallace, and his
trade covers a considerable area of the
trucking belt and be is therefore in a
position to know something of the
amount realized by truckers. Other
truckers in the city yesterday ex
pressed themselves as "very blue"
over their strawberry crop this sea
son. " , :
The Carolina & Northern.
L. V. Grady, Esq., who returned
from Lumberton yesterday, says that
work on the new railroad being built
from that point to Marion, S. C,
known as the Carolina & Northern,
has already begun and those who
have expressed doubt as -to the road
being built have had these doubts re
moved. Civil Engineer Joseph H.
McRee, who is superintending the
work, now has about fifty hands
opening the right of way and very
soon it is expected that the work of
grading will commeace. The pro
posed line traverses a splendid coun
try, and the railroad would greatly
benefit the growing town of Lumbar
ton. Military Election at Wilson.
A special telegram to the Star from
Wilson, received last night says that
at the meeting of the officer of the State
Guaifd held there yesterday , W. B.
Rodman was elected Colonel of the
Second Regiment to succeed CoL Wal
ker Taylor, retired: W. A. Johnson.
Lieutenant Colonel and Jno. Gulick,
QUARTERLY MEETINGS. .
M. E. Church, South, Wilmington District
Jacksonville and Rlcnlands, at Haw Branch,
Kenansvflle Circuit, at Charity, May 20-21.
Bcott's Hill, at Prospect, May 87.
Wilmington, Fifth Btreet, 11 A. M., Jnne 4r
Wilmington, Market Street, night, June 4.
MagnoukFrovldence, Jnne 1HU.
Bnrgaw, Herring's Chapel, Jnne 17-18.
Bonthport, (Dtetrlct Conference), Jnne 21-26.
Brunswick, BbaUotte, July 8-9.
Waccairiaw. Zlon, July 18-16.- ;
Whiteville. Fair Bluff, July 18.
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Of the Organization ofj the Third North
Carolina Infantry Association THeld
Yesterday Qooi Attendance.
Yesterday at the j elegant Summer
residence of Capt James I. Metts. on
Greenville Sound, members of the.
Third North Carolina Infantry Asso
ciation, were royally entertained in hon
or of the thirty-third anniversary of
their organization. A feature of the
entertainment and reunion was an ele
gant dinner served by Capt Metts, to
the twenty-five or more members who
had gathered , for the purpose of per
petuating the organization, which for
thirty-three years has enjoyed an un
interrupted period of I successful exis
tence and for the purpose of transact
ing such business as : would best pro
mote the welfare of the association. .
Col. W. L. DeRosset, as command
ing officer, presided 'over" the annual
meeting and Capt James I. Metts was
at his post as secretary. As already
stated, there were about twenty-five
regular, junior ancl associate members
present, , and th session was a most
pleasant one. The Junior members
are the eldest sons of the deceased
members 'of the association and the
associate members are the eldest sons
of living members. " -
The party went down on the 10
o'clock Seacoast tram and in carriages,
returning late in the afternoon.
Among the distinguished members
present was Col. Peter Mallett, of
New York, who is spending some time
in the city, the guest of his., daughter,
Mrs. Gabriel Holmes.
OF THE STOCKHOLDERS.
"Delgado Mills" the Name Adopted for
Wilmington's New $250,000 Cotton
Mill Organization Postponed.
The name of Wilmington's new
$250,000 cotton mill is to be "The
Delgado Mills." This liame was
adopted at a meeting of the - stock
holders of the company held yester
day at noon in the county court
The meeting was a sort of prelim
inary session of the stockholders, the
election of officers and other business
necessary for permanent organization
having been postponed until next
Wednesday, the 24th Inst
Marsden Bellamy, Esq., presided as
chairman yesterday, , and aside from
the adoption of the factory name, the
principal business transacted was the
reading and adoption of the articles of
incorporation preparatory to forward
ing a copy to Secretary of State Cyrus
Thompson, at Raleigh, for the issu
ance of a charter in accordance with
the laws of the State, j
The articles of agreement empower
the company to manufacture cotton
and all other fabrics,Hncluding silk,
jute, etc., and transact business of all
kinds necessary for conducting fiist
class , cotton mill company business.
A copy of the articles was forwarded
to Raleigh last night and the charter
is expected in return within thenSxt
few days. ;
A member of the Star staff was
told last night by Mri E. C. Holt that
the foundation, for the mill buildings
will be laid off to day, and the work
of excavating for the foundations will
commence within a very short time.
The contract for the erection of thef
buildings has not yet been let, but will
be given out within the next few days.
REMARKABLE TRIP OP THE JONES.
Exceptionally Swift Voyage to Havana,
Cnba, and Back to This Port.
The tug Alexander Jones, Capt. J.
J. Adkins, which recently returned
frona Havana, Cuba, where she went
with thiee scows in tow, for use in
government dredging work, was in
this port for the first time since her
trip yesterday for the purpose of mak
ing her entry at the Custom House.
Capt. Adkins managed the trip most
successfully, and made the return
from Havana, unencumbered withhe
scows, in the remarkable short time of
sixty eight hours.
The estimated distance to Havana
from Wilmington is seven hundred
miles, and these figures indicate that
on the return the tug averaged
a little more than ten miles per hour.
The time consumed for the entire
trip, with stop3 for coal at Charleston
and Key West, was only twenty one
days, and Capt. Adkins and the Cape
Fear Towing and. Transportation
Company are' proud of her remarkable
0. P. C. Commencement.
The Stab acknowledges with thanks
an invitation from the class of ninety
nine to attend the commencement ex
ercises of Greensboro Female College,
to be held on May 30th and 31st. .
The annual sermon will be preached
on Tuesday, May 30th,'; by Rev. John
J. Tegert, DD., of Nashville, Teniu
An address to the alumnse will be de'
livered on the same day by Mr. M. E.
Carter, of Chester, Va. The gradu
ating exercises will be on Wednes
day morning, followed by the annual
concert at night. The art exhibition
will be on Monday, : Tuesday and
The graduating class this year is
composed of seven young ladies.
They are Miss Lillian G. Burton, Miss
Myrtle E. Chatham, Miss Lizzie F.
Hadley, Miss Eva P. Heitman, Miss
Jennie Clegg Webb, Miss Eva McF.
Williams and Miss Elizabeth Lanier
Schooner -Edna and Emma.'
Capt Foss, of the.' schooner Gem,
which arrived at this port Monday, re
ports that about twenty miles east
northeast of Frying . Pan light ship,
he observed a broken spar, apparently
fastened to something under water. It
was painted white and it is thought to
be' a part of the wreckage of the
schooner Edna and Emma, which
was probably capsized at sea in! the
vicinity" mentioned soon after she
went 10 sea irom this pprt
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lis KLa ym hiit Always BongM
Floated by City Yesterday to Refund Old
Indebtedness Substantial Premium
Secured Large Saving.
Chairman H. ' C. McQueen, of the
Board of Audit and j Finance, and
Mayor Waddell yesterday negotiated
the sale of$150,000 of city four per cent
bonds, soon to be issued by authority
granted the city by the last Legisla
ture, for liquidation of old bonded
indebtedness to the same amount
Early last Fall, prominent members
of the Boards of Audit and Finance
and Aldermen conceived the idea that
the city's bonds could; be floated at a
much lower rate of interest than is
now being paid, viz five per cent., and
as soon as the Legislature met a move
ment was set on foot having in view
the issuance of $150,000 Jf our per cent
bonds, the proceeds to be used in pay
ing the old debt upon which the city
is paying five per cent interest.
The bill became a law and soon
after, the Board of Audit and Finance
made public the fact Ithat, within a
reasonable time, bonds to this amount
would be for sale in denominations to
suit purchasers. This announcement
was responded to liberally and on yes
terday, the day set for opening bids,
Chairman McQueen and Mayor Wad
dell opened the large number of bids
received and made a sale 'to Messrs.
E. H. Rollins & Son, of Boston, the
highest bidders, :who offered to take
them at a premium of $2,200. The
next highest bid was ithat of $2,195
premium from Messrs.) Kleybolte &
Co., bankers and brokers, of Cin
These firms, as also (did one other
Boston house, had personal represen
tatives here to look after the sale.
By the refunding of j this debt at a
lower rate of interest by one per cent
this administration has saved for the
city $1,500 for thirteen; years, at the
expiration of which time the old bonds
drawing five per cent would have ma
tured. In addition to this, the premium
paid for the bonds yesterday is a saving
of $2,200. , v .1
The new bonds sold will be engraved
and turned over to the purchasers as
soon as possible. j
THE 'CALDWELL-CRAIG MARRIAGE.
A Correspondent Writes From Clinton of
Secretary Caldwell's: Wedding.
A correspondent writes the Stab
fom Clinton, S. C, thai the Caldwell
Craig marriage in that jtown on last
Wednesday was one of the most bril
liant marital ceremonies ever held in
Clinton. The occasion was the plighting
of troth between Mr. Howard Cald
well Secretary of the Wimington Y.
M. C. A and Miss T. Craig, an accom1
plished young lady j of Clinton.
Among other things the correspondent
The church was beautifully decor
ated and the pews were filled with the
many friends of the bride and groom.
They are both connected with prom
inent families in the State. Mr. Cald
well has given himself to the Y. M;
C. A. work, a cause in which he took
so much interest while in College.
His bride is a social leader and a de
voted Christian. She will be very
much missed in church.1 Her place in
the Sunday School and in the hearts
of her pupils will scarcely be-filled as
she filled them. -
Mr. and Mrs. Caldwell are spending
a week with relatives in Yorkville,
and expect to go to their home in Wil
mington about the 20th inst."
In accordance with the law requir
ing the board of tax assessors to meet
and elect one of their number chair
man of the board and to furnish the
commissioners with the name of such
person so elected. Capt Oldham,
clerk to the Board of Commissioners,
was yesterday furnished with the
names"from the different townships
as follows: Wilmington j T. O. Bunt
ing; Cape Fear, James Cowan; Har
nett James ' McCumber; Federal
Point; John Biddle; Masonboro, B. S.
Rev. P. H. Hoge, D. D,
The Louisville (Ky.) Courier-Journal,
of Monday last, says:
"The Rev. Dr. Peyton H. Hoge, of
Wilmington, N. C, whd was called to
the pulpit of the Warren Memorial
Church to succeed Dr. Hamilton,
preached his first sermon here yester
day morning before one of the largest
congregations that have ever assem
bled in the church. Dr. Hoge will
remain long enough to conduct the
service at Warren Memorial Wednes
day nigbt, and will then return to his
home, where he will take under con
sideration the call that has been ten
dered him." j
DAVID FREDERICK FLOWERS.
Death of One of Bladen County's Oldest
and Most Respected Citizens.
A correspondent of the Stab writes
as follows : !
Mr. David Frederick Flowers,, of
Bladen, died May 5th, at his home in
Carver's Creek township Mr. Flow
ers was born in Brunswick county,
New Year's Day, 1814. He married
Miss Sarah Gillespie, of 7 Bladen, who
died in 1887. They were , the parents
of five children one son, killed at
Gettysburg; two daughters, who died
in early womanhood, and two sons,
who survive him. He witnessed many
changes in the country during his long
life, and always manifested a keen in
terest in the events of the day. 1
He was a member of the Methodist
church, and expressed resignation to
death and pleasure at the prospect of
entrance into eternal rest
Exodus of Negroes.
3 More than a dozen negro families,
in the aggregate about sixty persons,
the Star is told, left on the S. A. L.
train Monday afternoon for New York
and other points north of Wilming
ton: Smaller parties of negroes are
almost daily leaving the city, it is
said, but other authorities say that
instead of a decrease of negro popula
tion there is an increase: All the
houses in the negro resident districts
are occupied, and the alleys in various
sections of the city are filled to over
flowing with negro families.
The Beat Prescription for Chills
and fever is a bottle of Grove's Taste
less Chill Tonic. Never fails to
cure: then why experiment with
worthless imitations? Price. 50 cents.
Your money back if it fails to cure.
WILL SAIL TUESDAY.
The North Carolina Naval Re
serves Preparing for Cruise
" ' On the Prairie.
EVERY MEMBER SHOULD 00.
The Big Ship; Will Arrive .Sunday The
The Reserves Will Take Charge of
Her. Monday Evening 'J- Will
Cruise to the North.
The North Carolina Naval Reserves
will sail from this port for their ten
days practice cruise on board the
United States steamship Prairie next
Tuesday afternoon. The Prairie will
arrive off the bar Sunday and she will
anchor at Southport Until the Naval
Reserves are ready to sail.
In conversation with Captain Geo.
L Morton yesterday afternoon a mem
ber of the Stab staff was told that
members of the Mt. Olive division
Naval Reserves will arrive here Mon
day morning at 9:40 o'clock, the Eliza
beth City and Newbern divisions will
get here on the 12:15 train of the same
date and the Kinston division will
come on the 5-50 P. M. train Monday.
These, withi the- Wilmington, and
Southport divisions, -"will constitute
the Reserves by whom the splen
did practice ship Prairie will be
manned for the cruise.
Immediately after the arrival of all
the State divisions in this city Monday
evening they and the Wilmington di
vision will go down to the Prairie,
where they will . be joined by the
South nort division and preparations
for the ten days cruise will begin at
once. - "
The big ship will be manned by the
officers and men of the North Carolina
Reserves, under "the supervision, of
course, of the regular officers of the
vessel. I v
They will sail north from Southport
spending almost all the time allotted
for the cruise at sea, touching at prob
ably one northern port. Especial at
tention will be given during the cruise
to target practice for the Reserves.
The Prairie is a larger vessel than
the cruiser Raleigh, being more than
400 feet long and drawing 22 feet of
water. She requires a crew of 500
men, and has a battery of sixteen
guns, eight of which are six-inch.
Captain Morton says this is by far
the best opportunity the North Caro
lina Reserves have had for a cruise on
a regular seagoing ship. It is feared,
however, that the season of the year
is rather bad for members of- the
various divisions to get leaves of ab
sence from their employers for the
It is certainly -highly important that
the largest possible per cent, of the
membership should go, especially in-as-much
as the annual-appropriation
to the Naval Reserves by the United
States Government will be distributed
on the basis of the members who go
on the cruise and not according to the
Division membership as has been the
Capt Geo. i L. Morton will not, on
account of urgent business engage
ments, be able to go on the cruise. He
left last night on a trip to Columbia
and thence ; to Florida, -and will
not return in time to go on the cruise.
In the absence of Capt. Morton Com
mander T. M. Morse, of Southport,
will be in command of the Reserves
on the! cruisei
A RAILROAD TRUCE.
Southern and Atlantic Coast Line Said
to Have Agreed Not to Invade
Each Other's Territory.
Baltimore Sun, May lGth.1
The announcement that the South
ern Railway had secured possession of
the Sanford-Mt. Airy division of the
Atlantic and Yadkin railroad, or, as
it was formerly known, the Cape Fear
and Yadkin Valley, was a surprise in
Baltimore financial circles. This prop
erty was bought at foreclosure sale
last December by a syndicate com
posed of Messrs. Harry Walters, B.
F. Newcomer and Michael Jenkins.
It, was then generally accepted that
the whole property would become a
part of the Atlantic Coast Line, and
the development that the western por
tion of the road was in the hands of
the Southern Railway was unex
This is, however, now regarded as
indicating an understanding between
the Southern Railway and the At
lantic Coast Line to keep out of each
other's territory. With the Sanford
Mt. Airy Division the Atlantic Coast
Line would have entered Western
North Carolina and have been in a
f osition to compete with the Southern,
t was the impression among some
financiers yesterday that the delivery
of this division to the Southern would
probably be followed by the surrender
by the Southern to the Atlantic Coast
Line of the; South, Carolina and
Georgia Railway, which was recently
bought by the Southern. In securing
this property the Southern obtained all
entrance into Charleston, S. C., and
other territory of the Coast Line. Pre
vious to the deal with the 'Southern
the Atlantic and Yadkin Railroad
Company deeded to the Wilmington
and Weldon Railroad Company, which
is one of the Atlantic Coast Line cor
porations, that portion of its system
east of Sanford, North Carolina.
After this the stock of the Atlantic
and Yadkin Railroad Company was
sold to the Southern Railway Com
pany, thus placing in possession of the
latter the control of the remainder of
the property. The Wilmington and
Weldon Railroad Company pays for
the portion it acquired by an issue of
$1,800,000 of 4 per cent, fifty-year gold
bonds, which will be a first mortgage
on the property acquired and -known
as the Wilmington and Weldon Rail
road Company Yadkin Division bonds.
These bonds are turned over to the
syndicate which made the purchase of
the old Cape Fear and Yadkin Valley
Railroad and reorganized it as the At
lanticand Yadkin. In payment for
the whole property the syndicate gave
$3,100,000 and there was active com
petition at the sale, both from the
Southern Railway and the Seaboard
Air Line. i '
tror ttver Vtnr Years.
Mas. WhtsloW Soothing Svbcp has
been used for over fifty years by mil
lions of mothers for their children
while teething,! with perfect success.
It soothes the child, softens the gums,
allovo oil n J l: j 1
the best remedy for Diarrhoea. It .will
reueve me poor iitue suserer imme
diate! v. fVtld hv Drnimn'ats in amm
Part OI the world. Twnnhr.fln iwnta
a bottle. Be sure and ask for "Mrs.
Winslow's Soothing Syrup," and take
no other. t . t
Grand Lodge Officers Arrivinjj-pj
xeremony rosiponea From 4 t0 s -O'clock
on Account of the Heat.
Members of the North Caii:
Grand Lodge of Masons are gatlieri
in this city preparatory for the ce
monies attendant upon the laying
the corner-stone for the ue-.v uL
temple. ' a?l,lc
. Among those who reached th Cit
last night were Col." Julian S. ea j
orator of the day, who is the UPSt -Col.
A. M. Waddell; Grand Sword
Bearer T;.C. Linn, of Salisbury, u,a
guest of Mr.- C..H. Robinson; Grid
Secretary J. C. Drewery, of Ralei,.),.
Grand Stewart T. L. Farrow, of Win';
ston, and Junior Grand Warden W L
Liddell, of Charlotte.
" -"Other members of the Grand
will arrive to-day, and the py;c
ceremonies will b"gi a prompt) v at -o'clock,
the postponement from j
o'clock being on account of the vm
Star readers arefamiliar witlui im
gramme. The Grand Lodge ill metl
in St. John's Hall at 3 o'clock. Abou'
4.30 o'clock the procession will W
formed for the march to the ne .v TYr;
pie now in course of cousiruetio,
The line of march will ba up yt-J.
ket street to Third, thence across1' it)
Chesnut, thence to Front anddWn t0
the new Temple, where the public cere
monies will take place.
As previously announced the or.u.ir
CoL J. S. Carr, will b9 introduce I b)
Coij. A. M. Waddell. Theca-m mi'
will be among the most bsautiful an,i
interesting ever held in this city ami
will doubtless attract a large cr vj.
Yesterday workmen wck busy im
provising a stand for the Grand LoJt--members
and other particinauis jH
the programme. Temporary Qooriiu
has also . been laid upon tti3 sleeps
for the street floor of the Temple s:h$
to make all the room possible for tire
people to stand and witness tta ere
monies. As announced yesterday the
street cars will not run between Prin
cess and Frdnfc streets during the
ercises. This is done in order that li
noise incident to passing cars may L
averted and also so the entire street
may be utilized by" spectators.
Contents of Corner-Stone.
Yesterdav Mr. J . C. M ii nils
pleted the work of packin
g the articles
to be deposited in the corner stone.
In addition jto the articles 4aken(uoni
the corner stone of St. John's Hairoa
Market street, laid in 1811, and from
that of Freemasons' Hall, hudlm
1804, the contents of which wure pub
lished in recent issues of the Star,
there will be the following i
A $100-an4 a $500 bond of the c.rw
Copies of proceedings of the Grand
Lodge of North Carolina for 1809; of
the Grand Chapter for 1898; of the
Grand Council for 1898; and of the
Grand Commandery for 1S98.
A lot of internal revenue ancl p -.t
Copy of the proceedings of the GimiJ
Encampment Odd Fellows of North
Carolina for 1898. .
, Jtrampaiei advertising iNew Hanover,
county. V -
Pamphlet, production and pric nf
cotton for the past 100 years:
Constitution and by-laws of. Wil
mington Light Infantry.
Wilmington present, past and fu
"Memorial address, Hon. Chas. M.
Memorial address, Hon. Geo. Davis,
Chamber of Commerce, 1883 to 1805.
A map of Wilmington harbor, river
List of officers and members Cham
ber of Commerce.
List of officers and members Pro
List of officers and members Caro
Una Yacht Club. . "
' " A petition for the degrees to SL
John's Lodge No. 1 for J. W. JennU,
dated 11th of December, 1824.
A fire insurance policy issued to
St. John's Lodge No.--1 and Concord
Chapter No. 1, "on their 2 story brick
building covered with shingles, with a
brick addition and portico, known as
St. John's Lodge, occupied as dwelling
and lodge rooms, situate on the east
side of Front street, in lot No. 51 A,'
between Walnut and Red Cross streets,
in said Wilmington, as per report filed
1582." Issued by Manhattan Fire In
surance Company of New York for
one year from 7th February, 1825.
, A list of the survivors of the Pal
metto regiment. J
South Carolina volunteers, Mexican
war. . -
A lot of Confederate States currency
. A lot of North Carolina currency,
war issue. - .
Twenty-two silver and copper coins;
A dollar gold coin:
A paper 25c. U. S. currency.
The Weather Bureau map of May
18th, 1899. -.
Copies of The Wilmington Messenger
Of 17th of November, 1898; 4th of May,
1899, and 18th. of May, 1899. Thk
MoRNina Star of 4th of May, 1899,
and 18th of May, 1899. The New York
Herald of 14th of May, 1899.
How's Tills !
We offer One Hundred Dollars Ke-
ward for any case of Catarrh that can:
not be cured by Hall's Catarrh Cure.
F. Cheney & Co.. Props., 1
We, tho undersi&rned. have knovm
F. J. Cheney for the last fifteen years,
and believe him perfectly honorable
in all business transactions and finan
cially able to carry out any obligations
made by their firm.
West & Truax,
. Wholesale Druggists, Toledo, 0.
,Walding, Kinnan & Marvin,
Wholesale Druggists, Toledo,. O..
Hall's Catarrh Cure is taken inter
nally, acting directly upon the blood
and mucous surfaces of the systern.
l?rice 75 cents per bottle. Sold by all
druggists. Testimonials free.
Hall's Family Pills are the best, t
In all stages of Nasal Catarrh
there should be cleanliness. As ex
perience proves Ely's Cream Balm is
a cleanser, soother and healer of . the
diseased membrane. It is not dry
ing nor irritating,- and does not pro
duce sneezing. To test it a trial size
is mailed for 10 cents or the large for '
50 cents by Ely Brothers, 56 Warren
Street, New York. Druggists keepit--Upon
being placed into the nortrils i it
spreads over the membrane and rehe'.
is immediate. It is an agreeable
cure. ' . ' ,J
' Charleston, May 17. Spirits iuf j
pontine firm at 37c; no sales. Ro9lB
firm and unchanged ; no sales.
Savannah, May 17. Spirits tur
pentinefirmat38c; sales 214 casKS.v
receipts 1,719 casks. Rosin firm and un
changed; sales 2,737 barrels; receipt