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. WILL HE DO IT.
A large number of tHe leading
Republican papers of the country
have Urged a reduction of tariff
duties . on Ssrticlea on which trusts
have been formed. Some have gone
, so far as to advocate putting such
articles on the iron list. . Some have
not the patience to' wait until Con
gress assembles in regular session
but urge the President to call an ex
tra session to meet at once and
tackle, this trust question by abol
ishing the protection that the tariff
rgtves them. As might bo expected
the Republican State Conventions
will take their cue from these pa-
' pers, and whacks at trusts will be
the order of the day with them. .
' Ohio led off, and as that is Mr.
McKinley's State, and the - conven
tion was bossed by his friend and
manager, Hon. Mark,Hanna, it may
bo taken f or gran'ted'that the Repub
lican conventions of other . States
will follow with more or less pic
turesqueness,' and by the time they
get through it will not be apparent
that the trusts have a single friend
iu the Republican party. But the
trust organizers are not worrying
by day nor losing any sleep by night
over that. They rather enjoythe
cuteness which schemes tonlch
some Democratic thunder, for it is
only the Democratic denunciation of
trusts that give them any concern.
As an- illustration showing why
; they need not be alarmed this same
Ohio convention which took a swipe
at the trusts and demanded from
Congress restrictive legislation de
feated for a re-nomination Attorney
General .Monnett, f who by his pro-
ceedings against tho Standard Oil
trust incurred its enmity andjjie
enmity of all the other trusts.
That's the way Bos3 Ilanna and the
other magnates' who manipulated
that convention showed their sin
cerity in denouncing trusts, - and
their appreciation of the man who
; wa3 brave enough to beard and
fight them. The presumption ' is
that the man whom they, nominated
in his place will understand why
that anti-trust plank, was inserted
in tho platform and will 7 con
strue it accordingly. This fake
trick may work as far as the
State conventions are concerned
but it will not end there, for the
trick has been f orestalle.d by the Re
publican papers which have de
manded that Congress repeal the
protective duty on all articles manu
factured or controlled by trusts.
This brings the case up to Mr.
McKinley and puts him to the test.
, There is little probability of 'an ex
tra session of Congress being called,
for Mr. McKinley doesn't want Con
gress 'on his hands. If he had his
choice ho would probably prefer that
it didn't meet until after tho next
Presidential election, which would
give 'him a better opportunity Jto
- play home politics and the Philip
pine politics his ; own way. Withj a
Congress on his hands this would
not be so easy to do. j . ;
When Congress does meet, he
must send in his message, and of
course ho willbe expected to touch
upon those topics which have most
engage public attention, such as
tho trusts, the tariff, the question of
colonies, the finances, etc., and he
v will be expected to offer such sug
gestions as to him may seem wise
and expedient. With the condemnation,-of
trusts by the Republican
conventions,; which will be . about
unanimous, ;he must either ignore
this or he must take position against
the trusts in hiS message. But mere
deprecatory expressions will not do.
He must go further and suggest or
recommend a remedy, and in view
of the restrictive legislation already
. on the statute books, which has
5 proved such a completo fizzle, about
the only thing he can do, if he does
anything, will be to follow the ad
vice of the journals which
have urged the repeal of
. the protective features of 'the
tariff which have fostered the trusts.
' This will put him to the test. Will
he do it? This remains to be seen.
If he do, then will Congress act upon
bis recommendation? It is placed
in about as much of a , quandary as
Mr. McKinley is. They will both
be confronted by a very unpleasant
Having a majority in both HouBes,
the party will be held responsible for
wnat is done or not done. There
willbe .no dodging this time and
claiming that legislation was pre-
ventca by an obstructing minority,
for the minority will he with them
m tni8 anti-trust, tariff-lowering
legislation. If the Presidentfail to
recommend it he will be kicking
over his own State platform! and
other Republican platforms and he'
will be held responsible for that; if
he does recommend a remedy on
the lines proposed and Congress
fail 1 'to ' act accordingly, it will he
kicking over the several State plat
forms and , will be. held responsible,
so that whether this trust denuncia
tion by State platforms, and
the j demand for restrictive legisla
tion by Congress war fori bun
combe or not, it brings the ques
tion up to the President and to Con
gress and forces them to take posi
tion, and not only that, but to take'
action of some kind.
In view of the coming Presiden
tial election this puts them in a very
unpleasant predicament, for if they
take rigid action they . Will give of
fence .to the trusts, whose money
the party will need in the next cam
paign, and if they do nothing or
adopt some fake measures, there will
be a hot time when their candidates
are trotted out before the people. -
THE PERPLEXED ADMINISTRA-
U , TION.
A Washington dispat ch published
yesterday says a scheme hap been
devised to recruit the army in
Luzon by asking the volunteers
whose time has expired, iand who de
sire to remain in the Philippines, to
re-enust for a limited time and then
(ill up the regiments with new re
cruits. There are said to be about
4,000 who express a wish to remain
and- tfy their fortunes in those
islands. Possibly a good manv of
these ; may be willing to re-enlist,
Pand they might as well if they desire
o remain tnere, lor tney can t do
much in the way - of establishing
themselves in business until peace is
Notwithstanding "the rose-colored
reports we have had about the break
ing down of the "rebellion," its sub
stantial collapse, and the near ap
proach of peace, we do not seem
to be any nearer peace now than we
were six months -ago, although our
soldiers have won many battles (if
they could be called battles) and
gone through a terrible ordeal in
their marching anil fighting in those
horrid swamps and roadless hills, in
melting heat and drenching rains.
No soldiers were ever called upon to
suffer more, and none have ever
done it more loyally or cheerfully.
If he end were in sight there
might be' some offset to this, but
there is no evidence that the end is
in sight; on the contrary, there is
reason to belfeve that it is. very re
mote. Gen. Lawton was quoted
some months ago as saying that he
expected to see 100,000 troops in the
Philippines before American su
premacy is established and peace
restored. This opinion is in a meas
ure confirmed , by Gen. King, who a
few days ago iarrived at San Fran
cisco on sick leave, and js thus
"The situation in the Philippines is
extremely serious. The people of
those islands will keep up a guerrilla
warfare, and there is no telling when
the hostilities will cease. They retire
to the fastnesses of their mountain re
treats when they are whipped and hide
in the jungles. Subsisting on practi
cally nothing, they have no need for a
base of supplies. .
"It will necessitate a large force' of
men to subjugate them completely.
Their intrenchments were works of
military engineering and construction
equal to the best the most civilized mil
itary nations have produced. Under
the Spanish regime the Filipinos
learned something of war, and we are
gettmgevidence of this every day."
The probabilities are that the ad
ministration realizes the gravity of
the situation, and the necessity for
more troops, which is apparent to
every one who' has followed the
movements of the armies, and the
only reason why more troops are not
called for, according to Washington
dispatches, is the fear of the effec
on the party, in which they aro
much more concerned than they are
for the army In the Philippines.
THE KIND OF REFORM NEEDED.
With all the talk of currency re
form there is no probability of any
action that will much better the fi
nanciaT Bystem or give the relief to
the sections where it is most needed.
Much has been ' written and said
about State banks, with authority
to issue notes on other securities
than Government bonds, but the
national banks of the money centers
are powerful enough to defeat any
measure of that kind, even if there
were a disposition to enact it.
' ' In speaking of the proposed re
forms in the currency system, and
the likelikood of any substantial
good being done, the Richmond
Times, a gold standard paper, but
a vigorous advocate of State banks,
"Our gold coin, our silver coin, (be
cause it is redeemed in gold), our
greenbacks, our national bank notes
are all (rood at their face value at
New York and Chicago, and all of it
1 ; . -
coes to thenenmm
in fir the country nannla ham nf finan
cial media with which to transact
their affairs. .The country people,
therefore, have no money for their
bUSine&S. and it 19 fhav urhn malr A all
the complaint against our financial
conditions. They have a real griev
ance, and they will continue to com
plain, and justly complain, until our
laws are so altered that they can h ve
a medium of exchange.
"The national bank act, in suppress
ing their local banks, causes this stale
of affairs, and they will never get any
real relief until that act is so modified
that they can again have their local
'The Republican party will not mod
ify that act so as to give them their lo
cal banks.' That act gives a monopoly
of money lending to the rich men of
the commercial centers, and it is these
whom the Republican leaders always
have it in mind to conciliate.
"All our ' financial ills would be
cured by firmly establishing ,the gold
standard, destroying the greenbacks
and repealing the tax upon the issues
of State banks, and they- will never
win until al) three of these things are
T Unfortunately for the South and
the more sparsely settled States of
tho West they are outnumbered in
Congress by the more populous and
wealthy. States, which have good
banking facilities! and an abund
ance of circulating medium through
their banks. Not being interested
on their own account they take no
interest iu other sections which suf
fer, but on tho contrary oppose-any
material change in the present sys
tem, which they seem to think
works well enough for them. The
opposition to State banks comes
mainly from the same sections
where there is the greatest opposi
tion to free silver, and for the same
, THE RACE PROBLEM.
The majority of people in consid
ering the race problem in the South
view it from the political standpoint,
which although , very serious is very
for from being the most serious fea
ture of the question. That can be
remedied by legislation" and finally
eliminated, and will be, at least in
those States where the negro is
a menacing factor in politics. The
close proximity of the races, the
very large numbers of negroes that
inhabit towns and cities makes-their
presence in such -large numbers
from a sanitary standpoint a very
perplexing question both on ac
count of themselves and the whites,
the health of all communities being
jeopardized by the lack of attention
to sanitary precaution, and the dis
criminating intelligence to so live as
to avoid contracting diseases. In
-speaking-of-fchis question Mr. James
E. Rankin, President of the Hen
derson, (Kentucky) cotton mills, is
quoted as follows:
"Totally oblivious to all sanitary
measures, they are a constant menace
to the health of all; too stupid for the
performance of any but the most
menial offices, and unreliable in the
discharge of those, and yet from their
numbers they are a constant barrier
to immigration. On the farm they
curtail production by their lack of
thrift and consequent disregard of the
This is brief, but it is as true" as
it is brief, and says a great deal.
13ut the labor feature is a minor one
compared with the sanitary feature,
which is the most difficult to rem
edy, because it is so difficult to get
the negroes to co-operate "in secur
ing good sanitary conditions.
Some of those Western fellows are
determined to knock out our North
Carolina copper finds The latest,
discovery is reported from Arizona
where a company has made a deal
for a thirty-five acre tract, which con
tains a hill 225 feet high in which
there are according to figuring
8,000,000 tons of Copper, mixed with
gold and silver. ' - '
George Francis Train, who a few
days ago . celebrated his seventieth
birthday, says he will live to be a
hundred and fifty if he meet with
no accident. But why not three
hundred, as he is still a youth at
seventy, and says he "is born every
Mrs. Jack, widow of actor Jack,
while perfectly willing to take fier
third of the $250,000 he left, de
clined to comply with his wish as
expressed in his will and marry his
brother. She had a little will of her
own which she preferred to follow in
Admiral Sampson thinks we ought
to have a fleet double as large as we
have now. If we are to pursue the
expansion policy we, must keep on
expanding our navy accordingly.
Maude Adams must make a
catchy Juliet. The gross receipts at
four of her performances at Phila
delphia, Washington, Pittsburg and
Gleveland amounted to $26,000.
The Supreme Court of Indiana
has given trusts in th at State a
black eye, deciding that when a cor
poration combines with other cor
porations to destroy competition it
forfeits its charter.
Fabulously rich gold finds are re
ported from Southern Oregon. That
is a better country to winter in than
Dreyfus is said to be still under
guard.' He also keeps a guard on
his mouthand does not permit it to
talk much. '' '
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HAS TENDERED -
Dr. P. H. Hoge Indicates His Determina
tion to Accept the Call to a Church
in Louisville, Kentucky.'
Rev. Dr. Peyton H. Hogehas ac
cepted the call to Warren Memorial
'Tnckn-:n u i. t :
Ky. His resignation as pastor of the
First Presbyterian church was handed
the session at about 10 o'clock Thurs
day night, after the conclusion of the
usual prayer meeting services.
Ia it he asked for a congre
gational meeting Sunday at which
there will- be adopted Ja petition to
the Wilmington Presbytery to dissolve
the relation between church and
The news that Dr. Hoge had decided
to accept the Louisville call was not
altogether a surprise as it was gener
ally known that he looked with favor
Upon , the offer and thought that he
could'not afford to fail to embrace the
opportunity for wider usefulness that
awaited him in the metropolis of the
great State of Kentucky. His decision
is, however, none the less a matter of
great regret both to his own people
and the public generally.
Dr. Hoge assumed the pastorate of
the First Presbyterian Church in No-',
vember, 1885, when he was only about
28 years of age. Previously he had
been pastor of a church in Richmond,
to which he was called soon after his
graduation from Union Theological
. His pastorate has been as successful
as it has been prolonged. There is no
department of the church life but has
prospered under his zealous care.
There have been many changes, all
for the better, in the church building.
The organ has been removed from
the front of the church to the
rear of the pulpit, the galleries
have been changed and the, walls dec
orated. The lecture room, also, was
planned and erected during Dr. Hoge's
pastorate at a cost of from ten to twelve
thousand dollars, making the church
property take rank among the most
valuable church properties in the
There has been marked growth in
the membership of the church. When
Dr. Hoge came here there were about
185 bona fide members. There are
now 385, not counting the colony of
about IPO members sent out some
years ago to form Inimanuel church.
It has been an active membership,
too. There are nuuierou? Organiza
tions connected with the church, in
cluding the Westminster League, the
McAden League for- work in home
missions, and 'a number, of societies
for general mission work.
The contributions of the church to
all objects have ranged frjm ten to
twentyr thousand dollars, in one oi
two years slightly above the latl
sum. A prominent Presbyterian, who
is well informed as to the anm
penditures of the different churches of
his denomination throughout the
State, said yesterday that in this par
ticular the First of Wilmington was
very near, if not quite, in the lead. '
, Besides beiDg a successful j pastor,
Dr. Hoge has shown himself a public
spirited citizen. He was active in the
organization of the Wilmington Lec
ture Lyceum and his utterances dur
ing the race trouble of last November
were regarded as both timely and
- Dr. Hoge's salary when he first came
here was $3,000 and aESanse. After
some years he provided his, own home
and then the salary was raised to $3, 600
at which fizure it remained. It is
understood that the salary of the pas
tor of Warren Memorial Church is
It is not known yet when Dr. Hoge
and his family will remove to Louis
ville. At present he is in Knoxville,
Tenn., where he is to make the bacca
laureate address before the graduating
class of the University of Tennessee.
000D OFFER FORM CAPT. SKINNER.
If the Commissioners Will Begin Work On
Federal Point Road.
In connection With the contem
plated improvement of the public
roads, the Stab learns from Capt. W.
P. Oldham, clerk of the Board of
Qounty Commissioners, that Capt. S.
W. Skinner has made the board an
offer that is thought very liberal. . It
is contingent on the willingness of
the board to begin the work 'at the
fourth mile post on the Federal Point
road and complete these four miles of
road first, working from the mile Dost
toward the city with shell and5from
the city toward the mile vpost with
stone. In substance, the proposition
is to give free use of his landing on
Barnum's Creek and $250 in cash, to sell
a No. 2 Gates' rock crusher 'in perfect
order at half the cost of a new one,
and to give the use of an engine for
TRUCKING NOTES, n
Little Money Made On Any of the Early
This has been a bad year on truckers
all around, a Middle Sound grower of
early vegetables said yesterday. . It
was hoped that returns from beans
and Irish potatoes 'would make up
for previous losses, on strawberries,
but on the contrary the yield was poor
and the prices far from high. . Aspara
gus is about the only vegetable which
has been grown with profit
., Register of Deeds Biddle has re
turns from Brown - & - MacMahon,
Philadelphia, showing sales of beans
on the 6th at $1.50 a basket. This is
considered a fair price. ''
Read the advertisement of the East
Carolina Real Estate Agency in this
issue of the Star. It offers for sale
some very valuable farms. t
ROBBED AND MURDERED.
Mr. E. B. Weeks, a Merchant of Carteret
County, N. C, Found Dead in
J Bis Store.'
Special Star Telegram.
Beaufort, Nv C, June 8. Mr.
E. B. Weeks a well to do mer
chant who lived on , Bogue Sound,
about 25 miles from Beaufort, was
murdered last night in his store on
Bogue Sound near j the postoffice
known as Bogue. The parties who
committee the deed are so far not
known, though strofig .. suspicion
points to men in the neighborhood.
One of them is a negro. Mr. Weeks
has been sleeping in his store and for
the last few days" had been feeble.
The people at the place where he took
his meals .wondered why he was so
late coming to breakfast, and when
some of the family - went out to the
store they found tfaiatt the window
shutter had been broken open and also
found the tracks of two persons under
the windows: The window-shutters
had been bored into with an auger.-They-found
Mr. Weeks upon his bed
in the store, with a rope around his
neck and his feet on the floor. No
other "marks were found on the body
but the one made by the. rope. The
coroner and jury left Beaufort this
afternoon to hold an inquest.
Mr. -Weeks was about 50 years of
age; never had been married. He was
one of the first citizens of Carteret
county. Some months 'ago parties
broke into his store and stole $60;
this time they got only about $10 in
DEATH OF MRS. QAFFORD.
The Wife of the Editor of the Dispatch
Died Yesterday Afternoon After
Two Weeks Illness.
The Stab announces with sorrow
the death of Mrs. Esther E. Gafford,
the wife of Editor John W. Gaff on
or me jjispatcn. sue passed away
last evening at 7 o'clock after an ill
ness of thirteen days. She wasan her
iweniy-tnira year ana haa been mar
ried for about two years.
Mrs. Gafford - was thedaughter of
Rev.' J. P. King, formerly of this city,
but now of Jacksonville, Fla. Be
sides her parents, her husband and an
infant child, aged about one yeaj?,
there are left to nlourn her loss the fol
lowing brothers and sisters: Messrs.
A.. S. King rind J. M. King, Jr., and
Miss Theodosia King, of Jacksonville,
Fla.; Mrs. Rosa James, of South
RockyMount, and Mrs. Sallie Bald-
win.yOf this city.
v. J. P. King is already in - the
y and Mrs. King is expected to ar-
ive in time to attend the funeral.
which will take place at 5 o'clock this
afternoon from the Second Advent
Church, of which the deceased lady
was a member. The services will be
conducted by Rev. E. Fisk, the pas
tor. Interment at Bellevue cemetery.
CARRIED TO FLORENCE.
The Negro Who Is Supposed to Have Com
mitted Murder Last Fall Not Yet
Creech, the supposed ', murderer of
the woman in Florence, S. C, was de
livered ' to Sheriff McLendon, of
Florence county, yesterday, who came
in on the 1:15 train from the South,
and left with his prisoner at 3:45
Sheriff McLendon did not know
the negro who committed the murder,
and therefore could not identify
Creech as the' guilty party. A scar,
however, on Creech's face was found
just as described by those who knew
the man who did the killing.
If the prisoner turns out to be the
murderer, the reward of , $100 will go
to Officers C. A. Stead and Alexander
Wells, who made the arrest oh infor
mation given by a colored woman.
From the reward will be deducted jail
fees, railroad fare of the sheriff both
ways and the railroad fare of the
prisoner, the reward being for the de
livery of the culprit. It is not alto
gether certain that Creech is the
man, although so positively recog
nized by a Florence negro, who came
up for the purpose a few days ago.
Several persons in . Florence ac
quainted with all the parties involved
in the shooting, say that the picture
of Creech is not that of the mur
derer. Arm Caught in a Machine. ,
Miss Mary Thomas, one of the' em
ployes at the Wilmington Steam
Laundrv, suffered a painful but not
serious accident yesterday morning
about nine o'clock. She was cleaning
the small cylinder of a oollar machine
and got her left hand caught between
this cylinder and a larger One, both of
which were revolving. Bhe was im
mediately rescued from her painful
situation and as it happened medical
help was at hand in the person of Dr.
Charles T. Harper.
The arm was found : to be badly
bruised, but no bones were broken,
The, youag ladv was at once sent to
her home on Seventh street between
Wooster and Dawson. 1
Rev. and Mrs. Andrew P. Tyer have
issued invitations for the' marriage" of
their daughter, Miss Isla Blanche, to
Mr. Samuel Robert Collier, Jr., the
marriage to be celebrated on. Wednes
day June 28th.. at 6.30 P. M., in
Grace M. E. Church. The bride and
groqm-elect are among Wilmington's
best known and most popular young
people and the marriage will be one of
the most notable of the season.
CITY AND COUNTY.
Officials Besieged by Urumbling Tax Pay
ere Some Say They Will Not .
Pay Schedule B Tax. .
The situation at the Court House
and the City Hall is still far from
satisfactory the tax payers are riled
and no, mistake. At the City Hall
the advertised tax ordinance has had
its effect, and the Clerk and Treasurer
and his assistant have had many a
question levelled at themj in the last
day or so. The trouble ia, Clerk King
says, that the law hasn't been enforced
heretofore. This gives the impression
Hhat the license taxes are something
new, when as a matter of . fact, the
ordinance is the same as j that which
has been adopted by succeeding boards
of aldermen for years, with a few ex
Over on the other side of the street
the trouble is with the Schedule B tax.
Soma citizens who have never felt the
burden of the tax before, are indignant
and vow they will never pay it. When
tho people are less and less inclined
to feel satisfied over the valuation of
property as made by the board of
assessors. It seems to be pretty well
understood that there must be a re-
duction and the problem j is how to
make it. It has been suggested by
some that a general reduction Of a
certain per cent, would meethe diffi
culty. Others contend I that this
would not do, for there has not been
a uniform -increase. Ini some cases
property was assessed at only a little
more than its previous valuation and
in other cases the excess is much great
er. It seems necessary now to
hear a complaint from each citizen
who think his property has "been as"-
sessed above its value. i '
S ASK j
FOR THE DISCHARGE.
)f the Man or Men Who Were Respon
sible for the Shackling of J. Tillman
Howard With a Negro.
The following communication,
which explains itself, was mailed to
the Board of County . Commissioners
Wilmington, N. C, June 10, 1899.
To the Board of County Commis
The underlying principle of the
movement for white' supremacy r which
resulted last year in the substitution
of good government for bad, was not
based in the slightest upon the mere
desire for political power, but had its
root and force in the claim that, under
equal conditions, the white man, by
reason of his race, was always and
everywhere the superior of the negro,
and was therefore entitled, as he in
tended, to administer the government
in the best interest of both races. To
lose sight of this principle 1 for- an in
stant means a step towards return to
the conditions which for so many
years menaced our safety and re
stricted our business prqgress. We
cannot afford even a suggestion of
such a step, nor permit the . slightest
deviation from the path which we have
marked out as calculated to increase
our prosperity. Viewed; from this
standpoint, matters that might be con
sidered trivial in themselves take on a
serious aspect when looked upon as
indicative of a forgetfulness of the
occurrences of last year. Any office
holder or public employe,! who does
not understand and subscribe to this
doctrine and practice it, should not be
allowed to remain in the employ of a
white man's government; and this
view is more strongly imperative when
such employe practices thei very out
rages which we condemned in those
who professed to believe that the ne
gro was the white man's equal.
In accordance with this opinion, the
undersigned ask that you discharge
from the employ of the county the
man or men who were responsible for
shackling a white and negro convict
together a few days since, j
The communication bears the fotj
lowing signatures: 1 '
Jno. E. Crow, C. C. Brown, Jno. R.
Turrentine, Heyer Bros.,! Jno. H.
Brown, Jno. T. Rankin, W. B. Coop
er, J. A. Taylor, E. E. David, E. S.
Lathrop, B. G. Worth, H. L. Fennell,
J. H. Boatwright, Jas. H. Ghadbourn,
Jp, , Jno. L. Cant well.-Walker Taylor,
H. W. Malloy, J. H. McRee, B. A.
Jones, R. W. Hicks, W. R. Kenan,
Thos. D. Meares, J. V. B. Metts, Ire
dell Meares, Samuel Northrop, G. E.
Leftwich, C. W. Worth, C. C. Cov
ington, Wm. Calder, J.j H. Boat
wright, Jas. I. Metts, F. E. Hashagen,
W. A. Riach, A. David. j
REVENUE CUTTER COLFAX.
She Was in Port Yesterday May Be
come a Receiving Ship.
The United States Revenue Cutter
Colfax, Capt. Mitchell, was in port
yesterday having arrived at the gov
ernment wharf late Friday jafternoon.
She will go out to-day bound for Bal
timore. She will not be used in the
cutter service any more, as experience
has shown that despite the repairs and
overhauling which she underwent in
Baltimore during, the Spanish Ameri
can war, she is still unsuited to revenue
cutter work. She will probably be
used for a receiving ship. . j
The Colfax has been at the Charles
ton station for the past two months,
but during the. winter Savannah has
been her headquarters. She touched
at Wilmington last December on her
way from Baltimore to Savannah.
Bladen Is Growing Tobacco, j
Mr. S. Singletary, a substantial
planter of Clarkton, was a welcome
visitor to' the Stab office last evening.
He tells the Stab that the country in
and around Clarkton is getting to be a
fine tobacco growing section. There
are seven or eight hnndred acres in
cultivation this year, and it is only a
year or two ago that the people began
to grow the crop. A fine large ware
house is just being completed a build
ing which will be a credit to the town
and the progressive farmers of Bladen.
Cotton acreage, Mr. Singletary re
ports is being greatly decreased this
year, perhaps as much as fifty per
cent, in his immediate .vicinity.
UNITED STATES CIRCUIT
AND DISTRICT COURTS.
Nineteen Cases for Retailing Tried Sev
eral Witnesses Heavily Fined No
Action in Counterfeit Cases.
In'the United States Circuit and Dis
trict Courts yesterday, Judge Thos. R.
Purnell presiding, nineteen cases were
disposed of, all! but three' being for re
tailing without license. During the
day the grand jury returned twenty
true and five not true bills.
Four w itnesses were called and failed
and were each; fined $40. They were
Charles Melvin, Press Bowers, W. S.
Crump and Charles Ewing.
The court was in session, as usual,
from 8.30 A. M until 2 P. M., with the
usual officers in attendance.
Charles Pearson, retailing liquor
without license; verdict guilty.
Nat Minter, working at a still; de
fendant plead guilty and was sen
tenced to thirty days in jail.
. Cases for retailing liquor without li
cense were disposed of as follows:
Tom Mitchell, plead guilty; sen
tenced to thirtv davs in inil anA 1flf
r Gillead BellJ plead guilty; sen-
icnceu to 3U uays in jail and '$100 fine.
Brittain Leach, plead guilty; sen
tenced to 30 days in jail and $100 fine.
Solomon Thompson, called and
failed; judgment nisi.
Immanuel Covington, plead guilty;
sentenced to 60 j days in fail and $100
fine. I -.
Haywood McLeod, plead guilty;
judgment supended, the defendant
haviDg beea-ia jail since January 18,
Calvin McEachin, verdict guilty;
sentenced to 60 days n jail and $100
Nancy Monroe, plead guilty ; judg
ment suspended and defendant dis
charged. John Hines, plead guilty; judgment
suspended and defendant disqharged.
Charles McLellen, plead "guilty;
judgment suspended and defendant
Edward Oxendine, verdict not
guilty. - '
Rob. Buchuman, verdict guilty;
sentenced to 30 days in jail and $100
Alice Gorhans, plead guilty; judg1
ment suspended and defendant dis
Hector Locklear, verdict guilty.
Nowan Locklear, verdict guilty;
judgment suspended on account of
the death of the defendant.-
James Green called and failed ; judg
ment nisei. j
Geo Baldwin and M. A. Roy, charg
ed with illicit distilerng. Baldwin plead
guilty to working at a still and having
been in jail 4 months, judgment
was suspended and defendant was dis
charged. M. A. Ray was called and
failed; judgment nisi.
-Nothing has yet been done in the"
matter of bringing Nicholas Politz
and the other alleged counterfeiters
to trial. The cases have not even
been brought to the attention of the
grand jury. It is not known when
the matter will be taken up.
In the United States Circuit and Dis
trict Courts yesterday the grand jury
returned true bills against Nicholas
Politz and Walter Silvey, now in jail,
charged with counterfeiting silver dol
lars, halves, quarters and nickels. No
time has been set for the trial, but it is
thought that the cases will be called
Monday or Tuesday of next week.
Court was in session yesterday the
usual time S. 30 A. M. to 2 P. M.
And aside from true bills against the
counterfeiters, Politz and Sijvey, there
were no incidents of special public in
terest. One grand juryman, J. W. Atkin
son, and J. W. McPhail, a petit jury
man, were excused for the term.
Cases for retailing spirituous liquors
without license were disposed Sof as fol
Sandy Leach plead guilty; . prayer
for judgment: continued.
Flora Oxendine; verdict not guilty.
Nannie Home, verdict not guilty.
Augus Watson, verdict guilty; judg
ment suspended and defendant dis
charged, j - - -
Robt. Buchaman, verdict guilty;
judgment suspended and defendant
discharged. - ,
' Wm. Goins, plead guilty ; judg
ment suspended and the defendant dis
charged. Harker Goins, verdict not guilty.
Murdock Strickland, plead guilty;
judgment suspended on the payment
of costs and to give bond to next term
of court. J
Other cases disposed of were as fol
lows: Wm. Locklear, illicit distilling, con
victed June 7th; judgment six months
in jail and $100 fine and costs.
Oscar Smith, illicit distilling, plead
guilty; judgment 30 days in jail and
Court will convene again this morn
ing at 8:30 o'clock and will probably
take a recess soon after noon until
Monday, so that the jurymen will
have an opportunity to leave the city
on the afternoon, trains for their
homes to spend Sunday.
Danbury Reporter: The wheat
crop in this county is not as good as it
usually is. Some farmers have had to
plow up some of their wheat and sow
the ground in peas. The apple
crop in this section is about to be a
failure. A good many of the trees
did not bloomL and those that did
bloom are being damaged by insects,
causing the little apples to fall off.
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The Bradfleld Renulator Co.. Atlanta. Ga.
- 7 1
the Acreage As Compared With
That of Last Year.
-" - ' !,f
By Telegraph to tne noriilflg star. "
Washington, June lO.-rThe con
solidated returns of the different crop
reporting agencies 'bf the Department
of Agriculture, made up to June 1st, '
indicate a reduction of about 8 per
cent, in the acreage planted in cotton,
as compared with last year.- The re
ports from several of the cotton States
are more or less conflicting, and the
department will issue no quantitative '
estimate of the acreage until it is more
definitely ascertainable. That there -.
has been n substantial reduction of
acreage, however, admits of no doubt.
Not only was the acreage originally,
planted less than that of last year, but
there has been some plowing up of
Iand on which the seed--of the gener
ally poor quality of which there are.
hundreds of complaints had failed to
The indicated decrease in the prin
cipal States is as follows: North Caro
lina and Tennessee 11 j)er cent. ; South ;
Carolina and Alabama, 7; -Georgia,
Louisiana and Arkansas, 10; Texas, 9;
Mississippi, 2; Indian Territory, 4; Ok
lahoma, 15. ,
The average condition on June 1st
was 75.7, against 89 on June 1st, 1898,
and 88.1, the mean of the June aver
ages for the past fifteen years. ,s .
The condition in the principal -States
is as'follows: Texas, 90; Georgia, 88;
North Carolina, 87; South Carolina
and Alabama, SG; Tennessee, 85; In
dian Territory, 94; Louisiana and Ok
lahoma, 81; Arkansas, SOpand Mis
BREWERY TRUST SCHEME.
A Billion Dollars Capital Required la
diaoa Capitalists Support the Gi
gantic Project. !
By Telegraph to the Morning star. .
Indianapolis, June lOThe Senft
nel to-morrow will say :
"The trust mania has reached the
breweries, and it may be said that a
scheme is on foot to form a trust with
$1,000,000,000 capitaland buy up all the -breweries
in the country. r . i
"It is said that the scheme, which is.
at present only in its inception, rej
ceived impetus at the national conven
tion of brewers at Detroit, when plans
were discussed secretly.
"It is said that several big Indiana
capitalists ate lending" their psuport to
the . gigantic project, among them
Crawford Fairbanks, the brewer of -Terro
Haute. Mr. Fairbanks was
seen at the Demsoa House to-day. Ha
was somewhat evasive, and said that
six mouths ago ho had heard of such a
movement, but not recently. lie said
that no option Jiad been secured on
his brewery. He finally denied, that
he had knowledge of a projected trust.
"Joseph C. Shaft, president of the
American Brewing Company, of this
city, who returned to-day from De
troit where he attended the national
meeting of brewers, talked in an en
tirely different vein. He added
that the . subject of a brew
ery trust was a topic K of
private consideration of the coalren
tion at which six hundred leading
brewers were present. He said the
matter is in its infancy now. He had
calculated, he said, that something
more than a billion dollars capital will
be required, as there are 2,200 brew
eries in the country to be bought up.
It is understood that an option has
been placed by the trust on Mr. Shaft's
brewery and this he did not deny.
When asked how many options have
been secured in Indiana he jaid :, "At
a guess I should say eight to ten to
' "Mr. Shaft declined to say who are
behind the brewery trust, but replied,
in response to that question: .East
ern capitalists "are promoting the
trust." - -
"The scheme is a stupendous one,
and it 'will require at least, three years
to perfect it. The American Malting
Company already has a monoply on
all the malt produced in this country.
The distilleries will all be bought up
and also all the 2,200 brewers. I should
say it will require at least $1,000,000,
000 td do the work. The consumer wjll
not lose. Beer will remain at five
cents a glass, but taxes and other ex
penses will be decreased, and better
beer will be placed on the market At
the expiration of three years, I look to
see all the malt distilleries and brew
eries of the United States controlled
by the one workmghea3L
TiJE DOOMED STEAMER PARIS
A Complete Wreck On the Rocks Off the
Manacles Has Been Abandoned
by Her Crew,
By Cable to the-Morning Star.
CovEBAcfc, Cornwall, JunelO.-r
The American line steamer ''Paris,
which ran on the rocks off- the Man
acles May 21st, is now known to be
doomed. - , -
A southeast wind is blowing, bring
ing in heavy seas, which are driving
the steamer astern landwards. Her
boilers have shifted, her false bottoms
are gone and the divers are unable to
With the exception of about a dozen
men who remain with the captain and
three officers, all the crew of th
Paris have left her. On the arrival of
the last batch of the crew at Falmouth,
to be paid off, a fracas occurred wit h '
the agents and the underwriters, The
agents g refused to pay the men's fares
home,, which the sailors strongly "re
sented, as they had . stood by the ship
until nearly the end.
There are now thirty feet of water i
in the holds of the Paris. '
The quartermaster, who was on
deck when the steamer struck, said he '
saw a warning flare from a pilot boat, ,
but that it; was not interpreted as a
sign that the Paris was in a dangerous
position, i The ship's helm was nearly .
starboarded in order to clear the pilot
boat, and the course W. If. W. was -immediately
resumed. He adds that -but
for this temporary alteration, the
Paris would have sunk alongside the
Mohegan. j .
Two Italians Convicted in the U. S. Court
at Norfolk, Virginia.
By Telegraph to the Morning Star.
Norfolk, Va., June 10. Carlo
Fasi, the Italian brought here from
Richmond, with his son George Fasi, .
was convicted in the United States
Court yesterday of passing counter
feit money, and was given three years -in
the penitentiary and fined $50 to- 1 '
day by Judge Waddill. ; George, who !
is quite a youths was convicted Friday,
with a recommendation to the . mercy
of the court. Judge Waddill gave ,
him one yearr
A Good Excuse: "They say
Russell Sage's income is more than ;
$10 a minute." "Well.-if that's the
case, you can hardly blame the old
man for nOt wanting to stop for
meals. "Philadelphia Press,, ,
The Weekly Star (Wilmington, N.C.)
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