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W I L Ii I AM H. B B BK A BD
, Sdltoi and Proprietor.
WILMINGTON," N. C.
Jnne 23, 1899.
v Facts very often knock the bot
tom out of theories, and always
when they get a fair chance
fraud. Some time ago a
rinewas formed of men . interested
in-ship building for the purpose of
urging Congress to pass an act
irrantinsr bounties and subsidies to
American ship builders and owners,
the alleged reason being, that these
were necessary to stimulate ship
building in this country by enabling
our ship builders to compete with
the builders in England and Ger
many. A bill was drawn up for this
purpose, known as the Hanna-
Pavne bill, for which Senator Hanna
stood sponsor in the Senate and Mr.
Payne in " the House. When this
bill was drawn up its framers ignored
the fact that English ship builders
were . importing large quantities of
Bteel plate from this country to be
used in constructing ships and that
much other ship material and equip-
mnnt was summed from this coun
try and the question naturally sug
gested itself that if our manufao-
turers could supply all those things
to British hip yards why could not
American ship builders build-ships
as cheaply as British ship builders?
The question has never been satis
factorily answered nor seriously at
tempted, for it can't be.
But the siip builders themselves,
whether they got tired waiting
for the bounties or not, have
for they are busier now than they have
ever been and are going right along
as if they never expected any boun
ties. - Concerning the activity in -
our ship vards the Blue Book of
American Shipping says:
"The development of the American
mercantile marine and the American
shiD-buildine industry have eone for
ward hand in hand, both stimulated
by the greater industrial activity fol
lowing the spanisn-American war,
the shiD-buildinz industry benefited
especially by the severe drain made by
trovernmeni purcnases oi avauiDi
tonnage for the auxiliary naval .fleet.
The report of the commissioner of
navigation for the Treasury Depart
ment fiscal year ended June 30, 1899,
will show a growth unprecedented in
the .history of ship-building in this
country, and the figures for the year
just opening will be even more in-
. teresting. There are now building in
our shipyards for the United States
and foreign countries more than fifty
naval vessels, valued at upward of
$40,000,000, exclusive of armor and
armament, and more tnan ZUO mer
chant vessels (no small craft of any
kind included), the aggregate value of
which exceeds f30,O0O,0OQ."
Leaving out of count the war ves
sels being built, the fact that there
are $30,000,000 worth of merchant
ships, not counting small iships, be
ing built, tells pretty well, for the
industry that could not flourish or
get on its feet without Government
pap and coddling. But our ship
- builders are not only building ships
as they never did bef pre but are es
tablishing new plants and,Sddfng to
the capacity of those, they now have.
Among those are a number in the
South,' which theAtlanta Conslitw
Hon gleans from the Blue Book
"At Newport NewsVa.. alone, the
improvements under way will entail
an expenditure of $2,000,000. A$3,
000,000 shipyard is in process' of estab
lishment on the Delaware, and anoth
er with $1,000,000 capital is projected,
The Maryland Steel Company reopen'
ed its marine plant in obedience to
a rush of work that enabled it
,to six months later, have seven
steel steamers under construction,
Southern energy embodied, in the
William R. Trigg Company converted
Richmond, Va., into a ship-building
port. Plans have been made which
" will place at least a few American dry
dry docks, both floating and stationary,
at the head world's structures of this
character. The great-timber dry dock
now building for Newport News Shin
Building and Dry Cock Company, at
Newport News, Va., will so far sur
pass all others of its class that two
ordinary naval vessels can be accom
modated therein simultaneously, while
tuo uoaung ary aocK ior ine govern
ment to be stationed at Algiers. La.
will surpass .those other products of
the designers skill, the Stettin and
The Constitution pertinently re
marks that this is & subject in which.
the South may take a keen interest,
because the revival of American
ship building will create a great de
mand for the ship building mate
rials in which the South so largely
abounds. But there is more than
that in it, for the revival of ship
building will ultimately mean the
establishment of great ship yards in
the South because of the abundance
of ship building materials .and for
the reason that they can be secured
more cheaply in the South than any
where else. ;
In the building of ,modern ships
iron and steel ate the principal ma-terialsr-and
it is an established fact
that these can be made cheaper in
' the South than in 'any other section
, of the country. For the same rea
son that the cotton mill comes-to
. the cotton field, and the iron fur
nace to the iron and coal mines, will
" the ship yard come to the iron fur
nace. The nearer to the furnace,
all other ' things being equal, the
cheaper ships can be built.
3 But the South has the advantage
of milder climate and long working
seasons, which is decidedly to the
advantage of the. ship builder, wlio
contracts to complete his work with
m a given time, and very often a
' short time for large contracts. Un
less the signs of. the times and the
logic of facta are tery much at-fault
Bfeip building in the near future is
to become ono of the important in
dustries of , this section, one which"
has made a very fair progress al
The Philadelphia Ledger also com
ments upon the exhibit of activity
as shown by the Blue Book. It says:
"ThA ntiift Rook of American ship
ping for 1899 shows remarkable activ
ity in the ship yards oi iM-unutu
States, due to ine comumo muucuw
of the war with? Spain, which took
many vessels from the mercantile ma
rine, and to the foreign demand for.
American proaucis, wuicn
duced the construction of vessels w
carry the new trade. There are now
building in. our snip varus iurvmo
United States and foreign countries
more than fifty war vessels, valued
at $40,000,000, exclusive of armor
and armament, and . more than
two hundred, merchant vessels of
large size, valued at $30,000,000.
Every ship yard in?the country is
busy. More than $6,t)00,000 will be
invested in new ship yards on the At
lantic coast and in improvements to
those already established. The yards
on. the Pacific coast will build as many
vessels this year as in any three years
heretofore, and the ship builders on
the lakes have vessels under way val
ued at $6,000,000. Even New England
is busy building wooden vessels of
great tonnage, and scores of steam
yachts for pleasure are under construc
tion. The activity m the ship buuuing
industry, far from - suggesting the
thought thrt it is able to take care of
itself, has revived the talk about sub
sidies,and it is seriously suggested
that the uovernmeni snail neip oy
hmmtiesan industry that is already
overwhelmed with orders, and appears
to be entirely able to compete with
the world in construction of vessels.
The Government will very properly
aid shippers and shipbuilders Dy im
proving harbors, deepening channels
ard constructing dry docks, but it will
squander the public money and tempt
to unwise speculation ii u suuuiu
eater upon a subsidy scheme, espe
cially at this timfrof unwonted private
"it is said that the tendency in ma
rine architecture at present is towards
vessels of. greater carrying capacity
and less -speed than the ocean, grey
hounds that have in recent years com
peted with each other for record runs
across the Atlantic. Instead of the
time of passage being reduced, as some
people have been expecting, it is likely
to be lengthened, if it be true that the
slow vessels pay better than those
which make the run across the Atlan
tic in less than six days. It is said
thateierht dav vessels "pay best, con
suming much less coal and requiring
so much less space for machinery and
coal bunkers that their cargo carrying
capacity; is greatly increased. The
new vessels wui proDaeiy db Digger
than the old and more luxuriously fur
nished, and thev will make up for lack
of speed in ereater comfort for the
The Ledger is a moderate protec
tion paper, but it does not fail to see
the inconsistency of this activity and
the demand for bounties, and pro
ceeds accordingly to puncture that
fraud, "which will not be apt to pa-
fade as brazenly in the next Con
gress as it did in the last, although
the sharpers wilt, of course, attempt
to bunco the Government out of the
millions they had planned for.
WEALTH IN CORNSTALKS.
Some : years ago Mr. Edward At
kinson, of Boston, in talking of the
cotton plant remarked that if the
Yankees had it they would make
money out of the stalk if they didn't
make a cent from the lint, but we
do not know that any one has said
that the cornstalk would ever reach
such commercial importance as to
be a leading factor among the pro
ducts of the farm, in this respect
resembling the cotton seed, which
for generations was looked upon as
a sort of nuisance on the plantation.
The cornstalk has heretofore been
practically of no value, simply bting
)ermitted-4M:ot and turned under
when plowing time. The following,
which we ' clip from the Savannah
jsews, snows now tne cornstaiK is
coming to the front as a thing of
value and, some of the various uses
to which it is adapted: ,
'Our farmers have reason-to regard
with aversion our numerous tariff-protected
trusts, but the farmers on the
prairie lands of the' West at least will
probably view, with favor the - fifty
million-dollar cornstalk trust which is
being organized, it is stated, to make a
market for the 250.000 000 tons of corn
stalks that go to waste every year. The
constant is to be developed by the new
trust into a commercial- commod
ity, as cotton seed were a' few
years ago, and - it is believed that
"millions in it." According to the
New Tors: .Commercial, our ' far
mers have hitherto been thow-
ing away $900,000,000 a year in
stalks. The vield of stalks averages
inree tons to tne acre, tne acreage
averaging 80,000,000, and but a fraction
oitbisis utilized as fodder. During
me last zu years our farmers nave de
stroyed, it is estimated bv the Com
mercial, $18,000,000,000 worth of their
product a value eaual to the sum total
of their mortages plus the the nublic
debt. This sum the new trust proposes
to enable the farmers to put in their
pockets during the next score of vears.
six amerent commodities are now
being manufactured from cornstalks,
nameiy, ceiiuiose, wortn $100 a ton,
used by the government as an auto-
matic hole stopper for battleships: ex
cellent cardboard, a nne grade of pa
per, an unequalled foundation for dy
uamue, a patent came iood and a su
penorglue. .The value of the cellu
lose lining for warships is well known
When a leak develops the cellulose
swells in such a manner as to auto
matically close it. -With 15 tons of
stalks, worth S90. one ton of annh
cellulose is made, for which as already
hininJ .1. . , A -
DMkcu, buo vrurerumeni is now pay
ing at the rate of $400 a ton. Two facto-'
nes, one in Bockford, 111., and another
in uwensboro, Ky., are now making
cornstalk Cellulose, together with
otner products of less value. As re
spects the cornstalk .cattle food, it is
stated that the stalks when ground to
a coarse meal, cooked, sweetened with
molasses and pressed into cakes, form
one of the most nutritive and valuable
loons yej placed on the market.- The
absorptive power of cellulose dust fits
it admirably for the manufacture of
dynamite oy mixing with nitro
glycerine, sucn qusi being superior
even to jruncotton. live factories,
says the Commercial, are to be at once
erected, in addition to those already in
operation. The more the better. It is
tne good fortune of the proposed "com
bine that it will', if successful, have for
its object to enlarge, or, in fact, create,
an industry, not to stifle it." L
The . East Carolina Real -Estate
Agency will . selPfor -cash, or will ex
change for desirable house and lot ia
Wilmington, a farm of 272 acres,
three miles from Rose Hill. I Address
R. G. Grady A Oo., Burgaw N. 0. t
. . In some portions "of, Eussia the" ,
crops have been so. muchrof a fail
ure that about 11,000,000 of people .
are suffering from hunger and dis
ease, and there do, not seem to le
any extraordinary -efforts to relieve
them, y In that country the ruling j
powers do not set a" very high value
upon human life. . !
The Transvaal which is now -at- 1
tracting attention on account of the.i
squabble with John Bull, contains j
about 110,000 square miles, and a
population of 800,000, abou 600,- j
000 of whom are what the Boers call
Uitlanders, whom the ' Boer looks
upon as a squatter. ,' , .
ROBBERY-At ROCKY POINT.
About $50 Worth 4f Merchandise Stolen
Prom Store of Mr. D. aorganis.
Mr. D. Gurganis, of Rocky Point,
who was in the-cUy yesterday, ,in con
versation with .a StIr reporter, told of
the robbery of his storo at that place,
which occurred some time during Sun
day nuht and which was not discov
ered" until Monday morning, when
Mr. Gurganis went as usual to open
the store for the day's business.
The thieveseffected an entrance
through the front door, breaking two
locks and fa bar which was placed
against the door for additional security.
About $50 worth of dry goods and
other i merchandise were stolen. He
has no clue to the identity of the
thieves but Wys as this is the second
occurrence prthis kind, during tne
past few monthSKhe will exhaust ev
ery effort to bring the thieves to jus
He was here yesterday conferring
with local detectiveswitn regard to.
the case. ,
Mr. Gurganis is a large strawberry
grower as well as a successful mer
chant and attended the meeting of
the Truck Growers' Association while
in the city yesterday. .
Disorderly South Carolinian.
P. M. Brooks, a white man from
South Carolina, was before Justice
Fowler yesterday for disorderly con
duct He was arrested Tuesday after
noon on south Front street, near
Orange, and was. so drunk and very
boisterous that he had to be com
mitted until he was sober enough for
tiiaL He stated at the hearing that he
was an inmate of a poor house in his
native State and that he had been
furnished by the authorities of
that institution with a ticket to
Wilmington and $7 cash for incidental
expenses. It appears with the latter
amount he had' purchased a liberal
amount of intoxicating fined as stated
above, and this is why he came to
grief.- Justice Fowler fined him $5 or
thirty dayj imprisonment. He gladly
accepted the latter proposition, but
upon finding that he would be re
quired to work on the public roads,
he replied that he had rather return to
his South Carolina home, if he should
be allowed, which he did, leaving the
city as stipulated by the exact at 4
o'clock yesterday afternoon.
The Publio Laws.
Register of Deeds Biddle has receiv
ed, from the Secretary of State, . the
laws, journals "and documents for
the members of the Legislature, jus
tices of the peace and.the county offi
cials entitled to them, and in a few
days the distribution will be made.
The box came by freight and contains
enough half bound volumes of the
public laws fpr the County Commis
sioners, justices of the peace, copies of
the private acts for the County Com
missioners, a copy of the Senate and
House journals for the Clerk of the
Superior Court, copies of the private
acts for the Clerk of the Court and the
Register of Deeds and one copy of the
public and private acts for the Sheriff.
Married in Wilmington, Del.
The Baltimore, New York and Phil-
aaeipnia papers announce tne mar
riage of Lieut. William M. Boykin, of
the Fifth Maryland Regiment, to Miss
Mary W. Robinson,- youngest daugh
ter of the late Jno. M. Robinson, presi
dent of the Seaboard Air Line. The
marriage was secretly celebrated on the
14th inst in Calvary church, Wilming
There was however no reason for
secrecy, there being no objection to the
match save a desire on the part of the
bride's mother that the marriage be
postponed for a year.
riieut. Boykin. the croom. is a son
of Dr. T. J. Boykin. formerly of this
State and now president of the Boykin
and Carmer Co, well known wholesael
druggists, of Baltimore.
Therewere arrivals of three schoon
ers at the port of Wilmington yester
daythe Wm.F. Green, ;Capt. Jons
sen; the B. I. Hazard.. Capt. Blatch-
ford, with cargo of empty barrels for
D. L. Gore and the Lizzie S. James,
Capt. Howard, with coal for J. A.
Springer. All were from New York
consigned to Geo. Harriss, Son & Co.
The steamer Driver caitia down
from Fayetteville on her regular trip
ounaay morning, clearing at 4'oclock
yesieraay aiternoon ior tne rtturn.
The Beat Freierlptlon for C1UU
and fever is a bottle of Grove's Taste
less, Chill Tonio. Never fails to
cure; then why experiment with
worthless imitations ? Price 50 censt.
Your money bach if it fails to cure.
A Monster Saw Fish.
The Stab is informed that Newton
St. George, of Southport; very re
cently caught a monster saw fish at
the mouth of Cape Creek near South-
port. The fish was thirteen feet long,
four feet between the fins; eighteen
inches thick, and weighed about 350
pounds. Its saw was three feet-long
and it had fifty teeth.
Relief in six Honrs.
Distressing Kidney and Bladder dis
eases relieved in six hours by "New
Great South American Kidney Cure."
It is a great surprise on account of its
exceeding promptness in relieving pain
in. bladder, kidneys and back, in male
or female. Relieves retension of water
almost immediately, u you , want
quick relief ana cure uus is the remedy.
Dum ny tv. j. j- ikt, lrugc
vv unungton, . corner TOnt an(
Market streets. "'.y'.; ? ' '.t
A VIGOROUS PROTEST I
By Many Business Men Against
' the City License or Privi-
v fege Tax
PETITION HAS 107 SIGNERS.
Board of Aldermen to be Asked to Reduce
the Tax Which the Petition Charac
terizes As "Burdensome .and
A number of the merchants and
other business, men of thedty are
very much stirred up about the city'
license or privilige tax which it islin-
derstood is to be rigidly enforced this
year. A petition to the s Board of Al
dermen, protesting against the tax as
"burdensome and unwise" was, circu
lated among the business men yester
day and up to the close of business
hours had baeri signed by 107 mer
chants and other business men, includ
ing a large number of the leading
merchants of the city.
The petition will be presented to the
Board of Aldermen at their next meet-
log. it is asioiiows:
Wilmington, N. C, June 19, 1899.
To the Mayor and Board of Alder'
men An Earnest Protest from the
Merchants ana Justness Men of
The recent action of our Board of
Aldermen in enforcing a license or
nrivilecre tax on the j volume of busi
ness done, of two dollars and- forty-
cents a vear or twenty cents a month
on every one hundred dollars, besides
one dollar per month extra, stamps
their action burdensome and unwise.
buf favors a system which contravenes
every principle of government.
Tho revenues of our city govern
ment, if. as heretofore, economically
administered, have, been enough to
defray its, expenses. Even if addi
tional revenues are needed the legiti
mate method would be by general
tax. such methods tend to drive cap
ital and business from the city, al
ready here, and would be a positive
embargo on capital and enterprise
commer here. '
A moderate volume of business of
only $1,000 a dav means yearly a tax
of $624; plus the $12 extra, makes a
total tax of $536 a year: to say noth
ing about our State, county, city and
Schedule B taxes.
We. the underaierned. protest against
this action on the part of our city, and
request that the same be modified at
the next meeting of the board.
A SAD DEATH.
Mrs. Chas.H. Westbrsok, Daughter of Mr.
R. M. Mclntlre, Passed Away Early
Yesterday Funeral To-day,
It is with genuine regret that the
Star chronicles the death of Mrs.
Mary Mclntyre Westbrook, wife of
Mr. Charles EL Westbrook, which oc
curred at the residence of her father,
Mr. R. M. Mclntyre, corner Ninth
and Market Streets, about 7 o'clock
yesterday morning, after a brief ill
Mrs. Westbrook was born on De
cember 27tb, 1878, and was therefore a
little more than twenty years of age.
She was happily married to Mr. West
brook and a part of the time hn been
residing at Mount Olive, a which
place Mr, westbrook has a responsi
ble clerkship with his brother.
Efer death, which came unexpected.
was a shock to the entire community,
and loved ones who are saddened by
her death have the sympathy of a very
wide circle of friends, not only in
Wilmington but elsewhere.
Early in life Mrs!. Westbrook con
nected herself with the First Presby
terian Church of this city, and by her
mild and affectionate disposition and
noble Christian character, she had en
deared herself to alii with whom she
came in contact, xier parents, five
brothers, three sisters and the grief-
stricken husband survive her.
The funeral will be from the First
Presbyterian Church! this afternoon at
6 o'clock; and the'interment will be at
Oakdale Cemetery. The services will
be conducted by Rev. P. H. Hoge,
HUGH C. HAMILTON, ESQ., DEAD.
Departed This Life Saturdsy in Hickory-
Was Mrs. W. H. Srprant's Father.
mere died at Hickory, JN. u. on
Saturday night last, the venerable and
beloved Christian gentleman. Hugh
CL Hamilton, Esq., at the advanced
age of 85 years. He was the father of
Mrs. W. H. Sprunt, who left here Sat
urday in response to a telegram -an
nouncing his serious illness. , She
reached there too late to see her father
alive, but in time to attend tho funeral
.yesterday. . J
Of superior intellectual attainments
and unblemished integrity, dignified,
benevolent and of nver failing cour
tesy, Mr. Hamilton exemplified in his
long eventful life the pleasing traits
of the old time Southern gentleman.
He was one of the earliest and most
devoted friends of Stonewairjackson,
and his interesting; reminiscences of
notable men and affairs were a source
of constant pleasure to those who were
favored by his friendship.
Stephen Howe, a 17-year old negro
boy, the son of Elijah Howe, received
I .fatal injuries last -night while jump
Ling off a train in front of the Robert
Portner Brewing Company's works.
He stole a ride on the 7 P. M. A. C. L.
train from the Fourth street bridge to
the bottling works, where, in jumping
off, he fell and struck his head against
the switch post, cutting a gash about
nve inches long across his forehead
and breaking out a piece of the skull
one and a half inches wide by three
inches long. He was found bv Lieut-
Skipper and sent to the hospital, where
ai a late nour mis morning he was still
aiive, out sinking rapidly. .
Sror over KUtv Tears.
Mrs. WnraLow Soothing Syrup has
-been used for over fifty years by mil
lions of mothers for their children
wniie teetning, with perfect success.
It soothes the child, soften a th anuria
allays all pain, cures wind colic, and is
the best remedy f Or THarr hoea. It will
rovw me poor unie suserer imme-
txixkmy. doiu oy isruggists in every
part of the world, i Twenty-five cento
a bottle. Be sure and1 ut .fiw "MW
rt -T j i tv . . . .
j Winslow's Soothing Syrup," and take
KEEP OUT OE POLITICS
Is the: Advice of Arie bryam,
the Exile, to Fellow
" Negroes. r -
TALKED FREELY ON TRAIN.
Tells of HIS Saturday Night Exptrlenci.
Thinks There Are BloodThlrsty Peo
ple in Wilmlnxton Nefro Exo-
Arie Brvant, the returned exile ne
gro who so narrowly escaped a severe
thrashing with a cat-o nine talis at the
hands of a comnany of indignant citi
zens Saturday night, has certainly left
Wilmington, and declares that he can
not be induced to venture bao&here
any more. .
The Star on Saturday morning told
of how more than a hundred armed
and determined citizens assembled in
the vicinity of Bryant's home Sat
urday night determined to administer
him a severe thrashing for havipg
dared to come back here after the,
positive instructions given him last
November never to show his face in
the city again; how they failed to find
their man, and it was believed hat he
had been forewarned of the movement
and fied from the city.
Bryant Heard From.
Yesterday's developments in the
Bryant, case were quife interesting.
It was learned that he had been seen
at Scott's Hill, where he bought a
ticket to Norfolk, declaring that it
was his purpose to continue his jour-
-i. . i . i
ney to jfnuaaeipnia, wnere ne win
eo into business. This report was
confirmed by people on the Newberu
train arriving here early in the after
noon, Captain Crepon and a number
of the 'passengers, saying that they
passed Bryant at Verona and that e
was travelling on the freight train
which leaves this city for Newborn at
6.45 A. M. every other day.
The Exile Talked Freely.
Cant. W. A. Johnson, roadmaster
of the W. and N. road told a member
. of the Stab staff last night that he
travelled in the same car with Bryant
from Scotts hill to Verona, a distance
of 35 miles, on the frieght train' yes
terday and during that time he
(Bryant) talked quite freely much' o,f
the conversation being addressed to
negroes in the car and merely over
heard by Capt. Johnson.
Saw the Posse of Citizens
In speaking of how he evaded the
citizens who were searchingfor him
Saturday night,, Bryant said that he
was concealed in the house of Andrew
J. Walker, colored, across the street
from his (Bryant's) residence Satur
day night and saw more than a hun
dred men, armed with . guns and re
volvers, break open the door and
search the house. He said several
shots were fired and that one of the
members of the party was accidentally
shot through the foot.
Continuing, Bryant said ' that he
came back to Wilmington last Thurs
day. And, learning that there
was a sentiment against allowing
him to remain he went to Mayor Wad
dell and asked for protection. Col.
Waddell, he said, replied that he
could protect him during the day but
could not assure him protection at
night. This, Bryant said, was a-very
unsatisfactory answer. AfteTlhat he
was afraid to sleep at home and that
accounts for his not having been there
when the citizens made . their call.
Bryant said .that he is convinced
that there are many blood thirsty peo
ple in Wilmington and, ne therefore
lost no time in getting out of the city
6a the Stool of Repentance.
During his discourse to the negroes
in the car Bryant said that the negroes
of Wilmington made a great mistake
in ever going into politics By so do
ing they, he said, only elevated Dan
Russell, G. JZ. French and other white
Republicans to power, while the ne
groes bore the blame of them mal
administration. : AS for himself he an
nounced his intention to never have
anything more to do with politics.
A negro Republican, conspicuous i
Pender county politics, took Bryan
to task for his views and insisted that i);
was a right that the negro should and
must exercise. However, it
dent that the weight gf influence was
with Bryant's views among the ne
groes on the train.
A Star for Tom Miller.
D,uring the ride to Verona Bryants
took a copy of Sunday's Morning
Star from his pocket and said that he
was carrying it to Norfolk, where he
would see T. C. Miller and, several
other negroes who were exiled last
November, so that they could read for
themselves and see just' how they
might expect to fare if they dared to.
come back to Wilmington.
Negro Exodus Continues.
Arie Uryant is not the only negro
who has left Wilmington within the
last day or two for good. The out
going W. & N. train yesterday after
noon carried at least ten, .who pur
chased tickets for various points north
with the avowed purpose of never re
turning. There were probably 150
other negroes at the depot to see them
off, and many of them said that Ihey
would leave just as soon-as they can
make the arrangements.
The Newborn route is the most
popular one among the negroes for
going north, and Captain Crspbn told
a" Star reporter yesterday - that regu
larly on Mopdays, Wednesdays and
Saturdays, when connection is made
with the boat north, large parties of
negroes are carried out from here
never less man ten or twelve, and
much oftener as many as forty or
A WORD TO THJ5 WISE IS SUFFICIENT.
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cured me or catarrh when everything
else failed. Alfred W. Stevens, Cald
well, Ohio. "
Ely's Cream Balm works "like' a
charm; it has cured me of the most
obstinate case of cold in the head;
would not be without it Fred Fries.
283 Hart street, Brooklyn, N. Y. ,
A 10c trial size or the 50c, size of
Ely's Cream -Balm will be mailed.
Kept by druggists. Ely Brothers, 56
Warren street. New York. v"
" YESTERDAY'S SESSION 4)F.
Dr. Hop's Pkitorar Relations With the
Pint Church Dissolved Routine
-Work of Presbytery Taken Up.
The Wilmington Pjesbytery con
vened with the church at Wallace
yesterday at 11 A. M., I Rev Rr N.
Lancaster presiding as moderator.
The most Interesting feature of the
business was the dissolution of the
pastoral relations of Rev. P. H. Hoge,
D., with the First Presbyterian
church of, this city. Dr. Hogeioffered
his resignation to the Presbytery in
person, asking for his dismissal to join
the Louisville, Ky., Presbytery and;
assume the pastorate of the Warren
Memorial church of that city. j
Col. John D. Taylor,' on behalf of
the First Church, read the sorrowful
acceptance on the part of the church.
It was the same as that adopted by'
the congregation on June nth, and
published onv the following Tuesday
n the Star. It will b9 remembered
by Star readers as an able and tender
tribute to the work of Dr. Hoge dur-
og his faithful and wonderfully suc
cessful pastorate of fourteen years.
Following the reading of the accept
ance on the part or the church mere
were feeliDg and appropriate remarks
by Rev. P. Mclntyre, Rev. P. C. Mor
ion, Rev. G. W. McMillan, Rev. A.
McFadyen and others. They testified
to Dr., Hoge's invaluable work in the
Dr. Hoge made an eloquent and
feeling response .to these deserved
tributes. He referred pleasantly .to
his ministry .here and the regret which
he felt in leaving for a new-field of
labor.' ""He reviewed the work and the
present organization of the Presby
tery. The churches, he said, aire now
all well grouped and supplied.
Other Business Transacted.
After the formal dissolution j of Dr.
Hoee's pastoral relations the Presby
tery formally installed Licentiate R.
M. Williams as pastor of the JVallace
group of churches, embracing War
saw, Rockfish and MtZion churches.
H first sermon was heard and" fol
lowed by his ordination to the min
The Presbytery also took up the
matter ofthe ordination of Rev. D. P.
McGeachy and his installation! as pas-
the Burgaw group of churches.
examined and his trial sermon
.heard and approved during the after
noon session, and last night at 8
o'clock, he was formally ordained,
Dr.' P. H. Hoge preaching the ordina
Attending the Presbytery.
There are large congregations in at-
endance upon the sessions jof the
Presbytery. The following official
members answered to the roll cjdl yes
, Revs. A. McFadyen, G. W. Mc-
McMUlan, P. H. Hoge. D. D., Paul
C. Morton, A. D. McClure, J. Stanley
Thomas, P. Mclntyre; Licentiates
Robt. Williams and D. P. McGeachy;
Ruling Elders J. H. Moore, Biurgaw;
W. J. Boney, Wallace; J. O. Carr,
Rockfish' C. S. Carr, Mt. Zion; CoL
J. D. Taylor, First church, Wilming
ton; D. J.' Williams, Chinquepin; W.
I. Hall, Oakplains
RAILROADS IN R0BBS0N.
Three New Railroads iq Course of Con'
structlon Extensive Telephone
, A. W. McLean, Esq. and Mr. Geo.
G. French, of Lumberton, spent Sun-
dny and yesterday in the city, and on
W rights ville Beach. Both these gen
tlemen are full of enthusiasm for the
rapid progress which their ; town and
county (Robeson) are making; in in
To a Star representative Mr. Mc
Lean said yesterday that three new
railroads are in process of construc
tion. One is from Ashpole to Hub, a
distance of 12 miles, being an ex
tension as the Southeastern of the A.
C. L. system; another is an extension
of the Carolina and Northern from
Lumberton to Marion, S. C, a dis
tance of 50 miles; and the third is an
extension of "Blue's" railroad bo that
it will extend from Aberdeen through
the upper , part of Robeson county to
Hope Mill via Roiford.
On the Lumberton-Marion extension
of the Carolina and Northern the
track has been graded more than five
miles -and the rails, etc., have been
shipped so that the work of laying the
track will commence within 601 days.
A road is also surveyed from Lumber
ton to the Cape Fear river toward
Goldsboro. . j
Mr. McLean is president of the tele
phone stock company which has com
jnunication with almost every town
in the county is well as all the leading
country merchants. The system Mr.
McLean says is paying a good di vidend
on the money invested. j
THE CARTERET LYNCHING.
Body of Lewis Patrick, the Murderer of
E. B. Weeks, Pound, j
Special Star Telegram.'
Beaufort, N. C, June 18. About
noon yesterday the coroner received
information from Bogue which is a
remote district, twenty miles from here
by sail-boat, that the body of Lewis
Patrick was hanging on a tree near
that place. He returned this morning
after holding an inquest over the re
mains of the accused murderer of E.B.
Weeks, who was taken from $he jail
here by the mob Tuesday night He-
was xept concealed on an island, or in
a swamp Wednesday, evading the
sheriff's posse that pursued them, and
ted to a tree and shot some time dur
ihg Wednesday night His body . was
found Thursday morning along the
main road near the store of Weeks,
his supposed victim ; .the head and
body were terribly mutilated, ai least
fifty shots fired into it. Patrick is said
to have madoi confession, implicating
two other negroes - whose characters
are 'such that it is not believed, nor
will they be molested. The action of
e mob is condemned by our citizens,
this being the first lynching that has
pver taken place in this county. -
THE ANNUAL ADDRESS
Of President W. LI Hill Before the
Truck and Fruit Growers'
, v Association. A
THE TRUCKING SITUATION.
Pleads for United Action arid An.AggreV
slve Policy Business Transacted in
the Stockholders' Meeting ON
fleers Jor Ensuing Year.
It"- was noon yesterday when
President W. L. Hill called the
stockholders of tho ' East Carolina
Truck and Fruit' Growers' Association
to order for the third annual meeting.
There were 680 Shares of stock repre
sented in person and bproxy.
The first regular feature of business
after the organization and canvass of
stock, was he President's address.
Rev. N. M.v Jurney presided while
President Hill delivered his address,
which was able and .comprehensive.
Space will not admit of the publication
of the entire address, i He said, in part:
Fellow Stockholders of the East Caro
lina Truck arid Uruit (Jrowers As
sociation: . ) '
.We stand the latest and if we fail,
the last -experiment of a farmers' or
truckers' organization in North Caro
lina. The object for which our Associa-
was founded is mutual protection
and advancement of its members in
the trucking and fruit . growing busi
ness. Through this organization
transportation has been reduced both
by the Refrigerator and Express Com1
- - - i n . ' -
panics ana ine volume 01 nusines; in
creased to such an extent that it over-
A. i 1 L A yi TTt ffl
taxeu ine capacity or me u. r . x cars
even though supplemented by the
C. F. X. cars, not to speak of the mul
tiplicity of trains furnished by the
Atlantic Coast Line this season "to do
the business. :. Still this year has been
the most disastrous to the strawberry
growers along the line of the W. & W.
road in the history of the berry busi
ness- 1 They have lost money almost
without exception, owing to several
causes. In the hrst place the increase
was sufficient to glut every market
used for berries both in the North and
West and in every other market that
the fertile imagination of our capable
and painstaking shipping master could
introduce our berries. Then . there
was the snow in March which covered
the berries and injured the early crop;
then when shipments began, hail
storms and floods of rain fell and in
jured the berries to such an extent that
part of them could not bs got
ten to market in good condi
tion hence, low prices- prevailed
and the demand fell off for ber
ries from this section. Finally, when
the weather got settled and fine berries
were produced, shipments were pour
ing into the markets from Virginia
and Maryland and over-production
capped the climax, running prices so
low that it did nob pay to market the
berries from this section, and such ber
ries at that that had ia previous years
made such rapid strides in the estima
tion of the public at large that they
relegated ail other fruits-to the rear.
selling at a price within reach of the
masses and very often beyond their in
trinsic value. But the bad weather
and the overproduction were not the
only disturbing factors that brought
about such disastrous results to our
people. The transportation and re
frigerator companies had also much to
go witn tne low prices, mat came so
near bankrupting ' so many of our
growers, notwithstanding the assidu
ous efforts made im advance b v the
general manager and traffic depart
ment of the Atlantic Coast Line to
forestall against such emergencies:
and, furthermore, a written guarantee
irom me president or the Wilmington
and W eldon road, as to good service on
the part of the C. F. T. Company when
the question of insolvency was sug
gested by your executive committee.
The delays o(, the trains in" transit
orten necessitated a sale after the reg
ular market hours in the Northern
cities, and then, too, the con
signees were forced to receive
these berries, unloaded at that
in the middle of the day, which
caused quantities of them to sell for
barely freight charges, and nothing to
be returned to the growers after their
year of arduous N toil. Whether the
railroad company will reimburse the
shippers for the losses occasioned by
such delays some times a day late
in reaching their destination, I refer
you to our attorney. Judge WK R:
Allen, and if upon investigation he
finds that- your cause is merito
rious then go into court and re
dress your grievance at once (if it
can't be settled otherwise).
The strawberry shipments this sea
son have bsenabout 300,000 crates on
this road alone and at least one-third
of the crop left on the, vines; and the
Thompson berry, which in the begin
ning promised so much, has proven
only a blessing to the railroads and
the pickers. But the growers (unless
they are in good standingwith Provi
dence and escape wet or rainy sea
sons) must necessarily get other varie
ties with better carrying qualities in
order to continue in the strawberry
business. Another ; lesson we are
taught is the great necessity of our
people engaging in other branches of
the trucking businesa
There has been some intimation of
discord in our ranks;' the danger
menaces us even now ; but the intelli
gence of this body must and will avert
it it must teach us and teach you
that our safety, that the common
safety of all, alike forbids any di
vision in our ranks. And as you
value your financial interests which
now hangs on a thread in the present
state of affairs, I entreat you to stand
together and let no little bickering or
strife, endanger our; cause. United,
we accomplish something for our
selves and our children, and will yet
prove to the management of the At
lantic Coast Line, the- Pennsyvania
road and the refrigerator companies
that we purpose to be their friends if
they will let us, but at the same time
stand upon our rights as American
citizens and especially as North Caro
Report of Directors.
The report of the Board of Directors
followed the president's address. The
principal feature of this was a recom
mendation that in future two or more
refrigerator car lines he given access
to the territory of the association and
that lower freight-rates be insisted
upon. Both of th.639 recommenda
tions were subsequently adopted by
the stockholders, the resolution regard
ing the car service providing that one
or more refrigerator car companies be
allowed to operate and .that freight
rates be secured which will enable the
truckers of this section to compete
auccessf ully with other section in
marketing berries in Western and
Eastern cities. I
There was a general discussion of
the business and methods of the Asso
ciation which, while it developed at
times rather harsh and angry com
ments, resulted, nevertheless, in the
Association's good, terminating-4n a
better understanding between officers
and stockholders. t i -
,v. so., oieinmpf, ,
Treasurer S. Hi Strati : .
L ri "III lf.fl
ijheir reports, which were received
The stockholders adjourned tt&Uo
' the 'call of the iw
after electing thef olio wing Boaid f-
DriG.F. Lucas, Currie:S.H Sf,.
Fayetteville; Dr. E. Porter, R0ck'
Point; C. M. Steinmetz and v . r
Fussell, Rose Hill ; J. S. Westbroob"
o. iouu , ,T. u. cuusyj vvauace; J a
Westbrook. and J. D. Aaron iA !
Oliver.-B. F. Fussell, TeachyS: a. p
uoiiis ana j. a.urown, Chadbourn
D. Bodoughnor.-Grice; W. L. Hj'
Warsaw; A. H, Paddison, w?. ;'
W. E. Springer, Wilmington. '
A meeting of the" new , board nf a:
rectors was-held immediately after
the adjournment of the stockholders
They elected officers as follows:
President W. L. Hill, of Warsav
Vice President J.-A. Brown (f
" Secretary-.C. M. Steimintz, of U03
Hill. ' ... 0
Treasurer S H. Strange,- of Fa
The board adjourned until July 8il,..
OCEAN VIEW HOTEL OPENING.
Sumptuous Supper Grand Concert and
Dance Last Night
Ocean Vitw Hotel, Mrs. W. R
Mayo, proprietress, had a thoroughly
auspicious opening ball last bight
The threatening weather interfered
somewhat with the attendance of '
people from the city, but there was
nevertheless a big crowd jud every
guest was accorded an evening of rare
enjoyment. First of all ther was an
ideal seaside supper, prepared aud
served in that matchless style for
which Mrs. Mayo's hotel is deservedly
famed. Then there was the concert by
the Second Regiment Band, follpwtd
by the dancing, which w&s-greatlyu
joyed by all the participants.
During the evening refreshments of
a seasonable character were served.
The new hotel was shown off u
splendid advantage last night, the spa
cious dining-room, halls, parlors, etc.,
being beautifully lighted and throat
ed with guests.
The visitors from Wilmington re
turned to the city on the ll.-o'cloci
Of the regular guests there are al
ready a large number from many-'parts
of this and neighboring States. . .
N. C. PRESS ASSOCIATION.
Will Meet On Carolina Beach July IZih
and 13th Sessions in Sedgeley
Hall Club House.
The Executive Committee of the
North Carolina Press Association has
decided upon Carolina Beach as the
place for holding the next Convention,
and Wednesday and Thursday, July
13 and 13, as the date.
Capt. R. A. Jenkins, the clever pro
prietor of the Hotel at Carolina Beach,
offers' a rate of one dollar - per diy,
and promises to do every thing in his
power to make the editors' stay with
him pleasant. He is a clever and
agreeable gentleman, and an old nes
paper man. .
Capt. J. W: Harper, owner of the
steamboat and railroad .lines from
Wilmington to Carolina Beach, .sent
Editor J.j,. B. Sherrill, "he secretary,
the following -invitation, which has
been accepted by the committee :
"I extend through you to the edi
tors and their families steamers Wih
mington and Southport, of the South
port and Carolina Beach line, while
This is giving carte blanche betweeu
Wilmington, the Beach and South
port during their entire stay, and the
editors will appreciate Capt. Harper's .
The cominsr meetin? Dromises to be
one of the most largely attended and
interesting ever held by the Associa
The members of the Sedge ley Hall
Club at Carolina Beach have tendered
the jise of their club house to hold .
the sessions in. They have a large,
elegant house, and have telephone
connection with Wilmington. The
mail will be received and delivered '
twice a day at the club rooms.
The convention will meet Wed nes
day morning, July 12, at 10 o'cloct
A. M., land remain in session two
President Dowd has appointed the "
following essayists for the meeting; 1
How Can I Increase the Circulation
of My Paper? J. B. Whitaker. Al
ternate A. J. Maxwell.
How Can I Increase the Advertia
ine Patronage of Mv Pajier? Thad. R.
Manning. Alternate J.H. Oliver.
XT- , m T 1
newspapers anu irusis. josepaus
Daniels. Alternate H. A. London.
Is the Newspaper Business Profit
able in North Carolina, If Not, Why
Not? W. F. Marshall. Alternate
W. S. Herbert.
There is every indication that the
session of the Association will be large
ly attended. It is announced that al
ready over sixty members )f the As--'sociation
have signified their intention
of attending. There will also be a
large number of ladies in attendance;
wives, sisters and daughters of the
$100 'Reward, 9100.
The readers of this paper will be
pleased to learn that there Js at least
one dreaded disease that science has
been able to cure in all its stages, and
that is Catarrh. Hall's Catarrh Cure
is the only positive cure known to the
medical fraternity. Catarrh, being a
constitutional disease, requires a con
stitutional treatment. Hall's Catarrh
Cure-,is taken internally, acting di
rectly upon the blood and mucous
surface, of the system, thereby. d
ease and giving the patient strength
by building up the constitution and
assisting nature in doing its work.
The proprietors have so much faith
in its curative powers that they offer:
One Hundred Dollars for uny case -that
it fails to cure. Send for list of
F. J. Cheney & Co. ,
Sold by druggists, 75 cents.
Hall's Family Pills are the best, t
Persons wishing to. locate in the
truck region of North Carolina shouW
correspond with the East Carolina Kew
Estate Agency 'Burgaw, ,N. C. Bead
advertisement in the Star. t
The Weekly Star (Wilmington, N.C.)
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