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WHITgOMAN ASSAULTED f
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MCKINLEY AND ALGER.
While the country will experience
a feeling of relief at Secretary
Alger's retirement from the Cabinet,
in which he was decidedly a misfit,
there is a feeling - among Alger's
friends that McKinley has not
played a square game with him and
that the pressure brought to bear on
Alger to force him from the Cabinet,
which had the silent acquiescence if
not actual prompting by McKinley,
was inspired more By political con
siderations than by a desire to secure
. a better administration of the affairs
of the War Department. There is
a great deal to support this view.
Referring to the tender of the resig
nation, which it was. known would
be accepted, the Washington Post
said the day before the resignation
"Secretary Alger, from the moment
the systematic attack was begun upon
Mm by newspapers of the country, has
been ready to tender his resignation
whenever it was the pleasure of the
President to receive it. But Mr. Mc
Kinley earnestly and repeatedly ex-,
pressed his entire confidence in the
Secretary, as well as his approval of
hi3 conduct of the War Department,
and would not listen to any suggestion
of bis retirement These facts are well
known in Washington. After the Sec
retary had beeu exonerated of pub
lished charges by two commissioners
one civil and the other military and the
President had given his approval to the
findings, the attacks upon the Secre
tar were suspended for a time, only
to be renewed with vigor when Gen.
Alsrer announced his candidacy for the
United States senate. The meeting
between Gen. Alger and Gov. Pingree
at Detroit, a month or so ago, followed
by the report that 'they had entered
into a combination to defeat Senator
McMillan, brought politics into the
. situation, and was the signal for la
fierce attack by the Secretry's enemies
all along the line.
"At this juncture, which wasduring
the President' stay in Massachusetts,
at least one member of the Cabinet
became party to the 'assaults upon the
Secretary by inspiring newspaper ar
ticles commenting upon his -course in
reference to the Senatorship and by
assuring representatives of the press
that the President, upon his return
from the North, would at ouce per
emptorily demand the Secretary's
resignation. Coming from a mem
ber of , the Cabinet, this in
formation seemingly authoritative,
but given out wholly without the
sanction or knowledge of the Presi
dent -as quite Datu rally seized upon
eagerly by the newspapers hostile to
GenAleer. A persistent effort was
made, in spite of denials, to show-that
he had been disloyal to the President
in casting his lot with an enemy of the
administration. I Some bitter personal
feeling was engendered in consequence
of these officially inspired news
paper articles, and the President
found a u unpleasant state. Of affairs
in his 'official family upon hjs
return from the North. But even
then, it is known that he assured
Secretary Alger that he understood
the facts, and again declined to enter
tain the suggestion of his retirement."
It appears from this that Secre
tary Alger was ready to .resign at any
time the President said so, but the
President declined to say or inti
mate that the resignation would be
acceptable; on the contrary, he said
just the reverse, and thus Secretary
Alger was induced to hold on, and
didn't finally decide to retire until
he had a conference at Long Branch
with Vice President Hobart, who
probably told him some things which
he didn't know, and therefore he
returned to Washington, wrote his
resignation and handed it to the
President. He had McKinley's en
dorsement for more than a year in
the face of public clamor and a wide
spread demand for his removal. At
last he consented to let Alger go,
but not until a new factor figured in
the relations between them.
Whether this precipitated the rup
ture can only be Burmised, at least
until Alger or some one familiar
with tho facts speaks. BuCasthe
situation presents itself now Mr.
McKinley does not occupy a position-entirely
above criticism. He
had endorsed and sustained his Sec
retary of War as a conscientious and
competent head of that department,
and he expressed implicit confidence
in him while so many were assailing
him. If he waB faithful and compe
tent through all the preceding pe
riod, when did'the cause for lack of
approval or lack of confidence pre
sent itself ? If he had deserved the
confidence that Mr. McKinley re
posed him and the approval, given
his-administration, was the fact that
he aspired to the U. S. Senate and
Bought the co-operation of a man not
t friendly to the present administra-
tion a sufficient cause for severing
the relations between them I If so,
then Mr. McKinley amply ignored
the services rendered the country
by Gen. Alger, and held his own po
litical aspirations in higher regard
than he did these.
The member of the Cabinet re
ferred -to in the above extract from
the Post is Secretary Gage, who was
quoted by some of the papers with
whose representatives he. talked as
saying that Secretary Alger ought
to resign. It is not at all likely,
that Secretary Gage would have
talked that way about a fellow mem
ber of the Cabinet without having
first talked with the President and
having a pretty good idea as to what
he thought about it. Secretary
Gage might have thought so, but
thinking so and saying so thus pub
licly are two entirely different things.
The brevity of the resignation
and -the brevity of the acceptance
are both significant, for neither, de
siring to be moderately polite, could
well have said less. -
But this is not the end of this in
cident, for there will be more saip
about it and possibly it may make a
little history and cause some more
to be told, for certainly Alger is not
going to be quietly made a scape
goat and have all the blunders of
this war put. upon his shoulders.
Some of the Michigan papers are
beginning to ventilate their views
and' ask questions. The Detroit
Free Press, which does not believe
in making a scapegoat of Alger, dis
cusses the resignation incident thus:
"This action of the Secretary of
War ought to give infinite satisfac
tion to the malign ers who have pur
sued ' him with savasre intensitv.
'Without desiring to palliate in the
least the shortcomings, mistakes, and
misjudgments of the Secretary of War
and without abating one jot or tittle of
our abhorrence of his introduction of
the spoils system inthe organization
of the volunteer army, the Free Press
deems it no more than simple justice
and accuracy Ho say that General Al
ger's faults of omission qnd commis
sion are not so numerous and glaring
in comparison with the shortcomings
and failures of other members of the .
administration that he should be
made to bear all the reproaches and
odium and disgrace of official incom
petency and faithlessness in connec
with the war.
- "Stirred as they were by some of the
deplorable developments of the short
campaign, it was natural for the peo
ple to clamor for the visitation of chas
tisement upon some one in authority,
and for obvious reasons the Secretary
of War became the target for all the
fierce imprecations and insinuations.
But it was not fair or just, even if it
were natural. The President of the
United States and Adjt. Gen. Corbin
were quite as much the directing
spirits of the war as Gen. Alger,
and everything that the latter did
was with the approval of Mr. McKin
ley. The appointments recommended
by the Secretary of War upon social
and political grounds, required Presi
dential approval. The merit principle,
disregarded by General Alger, has
likewise been violated by the Presi
dent in his late civil service order. If
the considerations that led to the se
lection of Gen. Alger for the head of
the War Department were unworthy
and productive of mischief, Mr. Mc
Kinley was every bit as responsible
as the man he honored. He under
stood the nature and the capabilities
of the appointee, he ratified' his poli
cies and his recommendations for
commissions before and through the
"It is more of a question for Mr. Mc
Kinley to answer than appears on the
surface. It means more with relation
to Mr. McKinley's standing with
Michigan Republicans than many ad
ministrationists have seemed to appre
ciate.' There is a kindly feeling for
the Michigan man among the people of
his city and State, and they will not
contemplate with composure the pro
cess of crucifixion directed against one
of their prominent and popular fellow
citizens ; because some one must be
called upon to suffer shame, and
anguish, and derision, and persecution
for practices, systems, policies, and
blunders that a President, or a Con
gress, or a party is as much responsible
for4-as the scapegoat selected for sacri
fice. " ,
"The Republicans Of Michigan may
be moved to ask why President Mc
Kinley does not take his share of the
blame ; and why Congressmen, who
have failed to give the nation a sensi
ble system of army organization, and
who have crowded their favorites into
commissions, do not take their share
of the censure; and why the party
leaders that are forever seeking to ex
tend the spoils system do not assume
their portion of the denunciation that
is heaped upon the Secretary of War."
A little later, when he severs his
connection with the Cabinet, Mr. Al
ger may speak in self vindication,
or others authorized may speak for
him, and we may be favored with
an inside view of the business and
the blundering for which Alger has
been held accountable, but for which
others ought to be held jointly ac
A JJew York man finds himself
with one more wife than he expected;-
Believing that hia first wife,
who left him, was dead he married
again. The first wife perversely
showed up again, and he was ar
rested and tried for bigamy, but the
court acquitted him of that holding
that he iad been legally married to
both. The" only way out of this
mess now is for him to have one of
the knots legally loosened.
i Pocket-empty Klondikers say
','salting" mines is an active indus
try up there. That's a game miners
frequently play. A "salted" mine
in this Stata, which never, afterwards
paid for the "salt" that was in it,
once sold for $85,000 when dollars
counted for a good deal more than
they do now. " .
Ifwas Hobart who gave Alger the
hint that took him out. Alger
wasn't good at taking hints or he
would have gone long ago.
THE PUBLIC SCHOOLS
Township Trustees Elected Dis
trict Committeemen and Or
ganized Their Boards."
MEETINGS HELD YESTERDAY.
Same Committees Composed Exclusively of
White Men for Both White and Col
ored Schools Different Bnlld
logs and Where Located. .
The school trustees of the various
townships of New Hanover met at the
office of Capt. fid. Wilson Manning,
the County Superintendent, yesterday
and according to Section 22 of the
Public School Law of North Carolina
elected chairmen and secretaries of
their boards and in compliance with
Section 23 of the same law appointed
school committeemen for the different
schools in the county to serve for two
years or until their successors are
appointed and qualified. ,
Cape Pear Township Trustees.
The trustees of Cape Fear township,
Messrs. J. T. Kerr, W. H. Shearin and
J. B. Dempsey, qualified and elected
Mr. J. T. Kerr chairman, and Mr.
W. H. Shearin secretary.
Messrs. David G. Westbrookr W.
Frank Kerr and D. J. Demnsev were
elected school committeemen for Dis
trict No. 1, for the white and colored
schools, the same being the two
schools at Acorn Branch.
Messrs. Jas. A. Kerr, G. .Chad wick
and James A. Johnson were elected
committeemen for District No. 2, for
the white and negro schools. At pres
ent in this district there is only one
school and that for the colored race,
near the six-mile post on the Holly
Messrs. Robert W. Bordeaux, Q. H.
Casteen and Jos. G. Johnson were
named as committeemen for District
No. 3, for white and colored schools.
The white and colored schools for
this district are located about one mile
beyond Castle Haynes.
Harnett Township Trustees.
The township trustees for Harnett,
Messrs. C. H. Alexander, G. W.
Westbrookand Oscar Pearsall, were
qualified and organized by electing
Mr. C. H. Alexander, chairman, and
Mr. G. W. Westbrook, secretary.
Messrs. W. H. Mills, S. J. Jones and
D. F. Kline were appointed commit
teemen for District No. 1, for white
and colored schools, which are located
near Mr. PearsaU's place. .
Messrs. W. F. Alexander, B. B.
Humphrey and JVR Canady were
elected committeemen for school Dis
trict No. 2, for white and negro
schools. The schools for this district
are located near the seven mile post
on the old "Plank Road."
Messrs. J. H. Southerland, J. M.
Jarratt and J. H. Blake were ap
pointed committeemen for District No.
3, for white and colored schools. The
school buildings in this district are on
the same road and are located at the
tenth and eleventh mile posts respec
tively. Messas. W. H. Stokeley. W. H.
Williams and E. T. Conaway were
elected committeemen for District No.
4, for the white and negro schools at
Wrightsville and Messrs. J. D. Woody,
W. L. Rogers and J. T. Canady for
the white and negro schools at Green
Masonboro Township Trustees:
The township trustees of Masonboro,
Messrs. D. J. Fergus, D. W. Trask,
and B. S. Montford, were qualified
and an organization was made with
Mr. D. J. Fergus chairman and Mr.
B. S. Montford secretary.
Messrs. A. C Sneed, Add Hewlett,
and D. D. George were appointed com
mitteemen of District No. 1, for white
and colored schools. The two schools
for this district are located at Mason
Messrs. C. W. Bishop, J. T. Haw
kins and W. D. Fergus were appoint
ed committeemen for District No. 2,
for white and colored schools. The.
white school for this district is near
Mr. Trask's farm and the colored
school isknown as the "Four Mile
Battery School. "
Federal Point Township.
Messrs. Benjamin Home, Henry
Taylor and C. F. Bonham, trustees for
Federal Point township, met at Capt.
Manning's office last Saturday, were
qualified and organized by electing
Mr. Ben jamin Home chairman and Mr.
Henry8 Taylor secretary.
Messrs. J. A. Biddle, Thos. J. Bur
nett and James T. English were named
as trustees for District No. 1, for both
colored and white schools. The schools
for District No. 1 are near the resi
dence of Mr. Stephen Keys.
Messrs. Ed. W. Davis, Thos. H.
McGee and Marion Winner were ap
pointed committeemen for District
No. 2, for the colored school in this
district, which is located near Caro
lina Beach. At present there is no
white school in the district
The New School Boards.'
For the first time in a number of
years all the township boards of
trustees and boards of district school
committeemen are composed of white
men exclusively. The district school
committeemen of each district are re
quired by law to meet at some con
venient place within fifteen days of
their appointment and to organize
upon the same plan as required of the
The township trustees have been
formally notified of the amount of the
apportionment of the school fund to
the different . townships and they.
within a few days, will distribute the
same pro rata to the diff erent districts
of their townships.
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WILMINGTON, N. C.;
CONDITION OF MR. CHAS. LINDQUIST.
Victim of Turpentine Explosion In New
York Thought to be Improving.
The Stab's press dispatches yester
day told of an explosion of several
cans of spirits turpentine on board the
steamship Geo. W. Clyde, Jn New
York Friday, and of the probable fatal
injuring of Mr. Charles Lindquist, of
Wilmington, assistant engineer on
board the steamer. -
Mr. Jordan W. Branch, father:iri-:
law of the injured man, yesterday re
ceived a telegram from the Chief Engi
neer of the Clyde System, Theo. C.
Eger, stating thai his injuries Were not
so severe as the press dispatch indicated
and that he was better yesterday. "He
is being comfortably cared, for at the
Marine Hospital on Staten Island.
Mr. Thos. R. Branch, a son; of Mr.
Jordan Branch, left last night for
New York to see that he receives
droper attention. I
Mr. Lindquist is a native of Sweden,
but came to Wilmington a number of
years ago, and is well known as a ma
rine engineer of skill and ability. He
resigned the position of engineer at
the Wilmington Gas Light Company's
plant at the outbreak of the late war
and served on the Nantucket 'as chief
His wife and six children reside on
Second street, between Castle and
Cotton and Naval Stores.
The following! comparative state
ment of the weekly and crop year re
ceipts of cotton an1 d naval stores at the
port of Wilmington for the week end
ing yesterday was posted at the Pro
duce Exchange yesterday: .
Week ending July 21st, 1899 Cot
ton, 54 bales; sprits turpentine, 867
casks: rosin, 3,281 barrels; tar, 525 bar
rels ; crude, Ull barrels
Week ending July 21st, 1898 Cot
ton, 8 bales; spirits turpentine, 1,301
casks; K3in, 3,042 barrels; tar, 1,009
barrels; crude, 263 barrels.
Crop year ending July 21st, 1899
Cotton, 289,680 bales; spirits turpen
tine, 10,469 casks; rosin, 41,515 bar
rels; tar, 12,602 barrels; crude, 3,442
barrels. ' I '
Crop year ending July 21st, 1898
Cotton, 323,109 bales; spirits turpen
tine, 11,170 casks; rosin, 66.099 barrels;
tar, 15,186 barrels crude, 3,828 barrels.
MASONIC DEGREE WORK.
Wilmington Alisons Assisted Pythagoras
Lodge la Conferring Master's Degree.
A party of Wilmington Masons
from Wilmington Lodge No. 319, com
posed of Col. Jno. L. Cantwell; Capt.
W. P. Oldham. Capt S. F. Craiar.
Messrs. Samuel Northrop, II. P. West,
T. F. Bagley and W. B. McKoy, Esq ,
went down to South port on the steamer
Southport Friday afternoon and at
night assisted the members of Pytha
goras Lodge in conferring the Master
degree on one candidate.
The party from Wilmington re
turned at 9.30 o'clock yesterday morn
ing, and reported the trip as one of the
most pleasant lodge events in some
After the degree work Friday-night,
the members of Pythagoras Lodge had
an elegant spread of the most delicious
refreshments in honor of the visiting
Robberry on Shell Road.
Last night about 8 o'clock at the
bridge just on this side of the
second toll house on the shell road
leading to Wrightsville, a negro veg
etable cart driver, who spent the day
in the city yesterdaydisposing of his
load of produce, was "held up" by
another negro and at the point of, a
gun commanded to give up his money
and a quantity of provisions, which
he was carrying home in return for
the produce sold during the day. The
negro driver was so badly frightened
that he rolled off his cart and in post
haste returned to a store in the
suburbs of the city, where he secured
help and returned in quest of his cart
and provisions. Nothing has been
heard from he and party of pursuers
since. He says he does not know the
identity of his assailant, beyond the
fact that he was a tall black negro.
Albemarle Assault Case,
A press dispatch to the Star last
night says that the negro Caple, who
assaulted the Saunders girl at Albe
marle, N. C, as told in the Stab yes
terday, was captured at Ansonville
and imprisoned in Albemarle jail. It
is said that the negro has been secretly
taken from the jail and hidden in some
place of safety by the authorities
to prevent lynching.
Charles LlndqnUt, Assistant Engineer of
the Steamer George W. Clyde. ,
By Telegraph to the Morning Star.
' New Yoek, July 21. An explosion
of turpentine occurred in the fire room
of the Clyde line steamer George W.
Clyde, flying at her pier on the East
river to-day, and Charles Lindquist, of
Wilmington, N. (J., second assistant
engineer of the vessel, received inju
ries from which he cannot recover. He
went into, the fire room, in which were
cans of turpentine, with a blazing
torch. One of the cans leaked, and
when Lindquist entered with the torch
there was an explosion. Lindquist's
clothes were ablaze in a moment. . He
was dragged from the- roombyj ship-
Records in the office of the Weather
Bureau show that the maximum tern
perature at Wilmington for the
twenty-four hours ending at 8 o'clock
yesterday morning was only 85 de
grees, while the observers at other
points report much greater temper
ature. The official report is: Warning
ton, 85; Charlotte, 92; Cheraw, 97;
Florence, 94; Goldsboro, 89; Greens
boro, 88; Lumberton, 90; Newborn,
JB9f Raleign, 88; Weldon, ao.
FRIDAY, JULY 28, 1899,
EMPOWERED TO ACT.
The Board of Directors to Close
Contract for Refrigerator
. Car Service.
NEGOTIATE FREIGHT RATES.
Such the Order of Stockholders of Eastern
Carolina Truck and Fruit Growers'
Association Status of Car Ser
vice and Freight Rates.
Tbe awarding of the contract for the
refrigerator car service for marketing
the 1900 crop of strawberries, vegeta
bles and other truck, as well as the ad
justment of freight rates, two matters
which have been a knotty problem for
tbJe 'stockholders the Eastern Caro
lina Truck and Fruit Growers' Asso
ciation the past several weeks, . has
been delegated to the board of direc
tors with absolute power to act. This
action was taken at a meeting held
yesterday afternoon, and it is expected
that the directors will have finally
settled both matters by August 9th,
whenthe stockholders are to meet
again in adjourned session.
The meeting yesterday was largely
attended. The first session was from
noon until 2 o'clock. They adjourned
for dinner and re-assembled at 3
oclock, remaining in session until
past o o cloclr, so late that a number
of the stockholders who had intended
to leave on the 7 o'clock trains were
forced to remain in the city last night,
waiting for the outgoing trains this
In the matter of the refrigerator car
service, as previously stated, there are
three companies bidding for the con
tract, the C. F. T. , C. F, X. and Ar
mour companies. It is understood that
the C. F. T. Co., the contractors forthe
past several seasons, has the lowest
bid. The C. F. X. Company also has
a very tempting bid. so say many of
the truckers. A number are also in
clined favorably to the Armour Com
pany who in their bid obligate them
selves to erect ice factories for icing
cars at various railroad points in the
trucking belt thereby removing the
necessity of having to ice all the cars
in Wilmington. Several truckers
expressed the opinion yesterday that in
case either the C. F. T. or the C. F. X.
Company, was awarded the contract
for the refrigerator car service the
other company would be admitted to a
share of the business, an agreement-
having, a1 ready been made to that
Announcement was made yesterday.
to the stockholders that the Atlantic
Coast Line and their connections had
made a rate of 50 cents per crate in car
load lots, and 55 cents per crate in less
than car-load lots for strawberries from
Wilmington to New York city, all
other hauls to be estimated with this
rate as a basis. This rate is 12 cents
less per crate on less than car-load lots
than the 1899 rate, and 17 cents per
crate less on car-load lots than tbe 1899
While this reduction is very gratify
ing to the truckers, still they claim
that they are at a disadvantage as com
pared with competing points, several
of which have, even yet, much lower
rates and can thereby realize much
larger profits on their berries.
The Board of Directors will make
vigorous efforts to get a still greater
reduction of rates and make a final re
port to the stockholders at their special
meeting August 9 th.
From Kerrs, Sampson County.
A correspondent of the Star, writing
from Kerrs, Sampson county, sayi
that Miss Laura Herring, daughter of
Mrs. M. Herring, died at Raleigh and
was interred near that place yesterday,
Rev. P. C. Morton, of Wilmington,
Crops, the Stab's correspondent
says, are growing nicely and farmers
have no reason to complain.
A stock company is being organized
there and at the surrounding points
for the building of a new boat for the
Black river trade.
Rev. P. CL Morton is conducting a
series of revival meetings, preaching
night and day.
Divided Among Banks.
Raleigh News and Observer: The
directors of the North Carolina rail
road at their recent meeting changed
the method of depositing the State's
money from the road by returning to
the old Democratic plan of distribut
ing it around among a number of
banks. The Fusionists, when they
came into power, changed this by
putting all their eggs into one basket.
When the directors met last week a
fight was made by the directors for
the private stockholders against such
a foolish policy, with the result that it
was ordered that the money be equal
ly deposited with four banks National
Bank of Raleigh, Fidelity Bank of Dur
ham, First National Bank of Charlotte
and National Bank of Wilmington.
Marriage Yesterday Afternoon.
Yesterday afternoon, at the resi
dence of Rev. P. C. Morton, in this
city. Miss Nettie Moore, of Jackson,
Mich., and Mr. Frank Stallknecht, of
Chadbourn, were happily united in
marriage, the ceremony being per
formed by Rev. Mr. Morton in a very
pretty and impressive manner. Only
a few friends of the contracting par
ties and of Mr. and Mrs. Morton were
present. Mr. and Mrs. Stallknecht
will reside at Chadbourn.
Death of Mr. Bumpass.
, Mr. Robah Bumpass, son of Rev.
R. F. Bumpass, of this city, died at
half past one o'clock this 'morning, at
the residence of his father, aged 22
years. The remains will fe taken to
Durham, to-day for interment there,
Mr. Bumpass had been sick several
weeks with typhoid feyer.
TOBACCO INDUSTRY, i
Tournament and Ball
of Completion of White
QUEEN OF LOVE AND
Three Maids of Honor Crowned by
Successful Knights Thursday Even
lag J. B. Schulken and Wade
Wisbart, Esqs., the Orators.
The tournament and ball at White-
ville Thursdav. in celfihratirm nf tliA
Opening of the spacious new Farmer's
warehouse for the sale of leaf tobacco,
was an event long to be remembered
r the people of that section of
country. It is estimated that fully
500 people participated in the festivi
ties. They came from every town
ship in Columbus and adjoining coun
There were a dozen or more knisrhts
who, mounted upon fiery land richlv
caparisoned steeds and attired cap-a-pie
in knightly apparel, strove gal
lantly for tournament honors and the
privilege of crowning their j respective
ladies Queen of Love and Beauty.
Mr. H. E. Frazier (Knight of Spain)
won first honors and crowned Miss
Blanche Smith Queen of j Love and
The second honors were borne off by
Mr. E. S. Lewis (Knight of the Red,
White and Blue), who bestowed the
crown of First Maid of Honor upon
Miss Mary Richardson.
Mr. A. Baldwin, (Knight of No
Hope) despite the hopelessness of his
name won the honor of chosing the
second Maid of Honor and crowned
Miss Belle Jolley for this coveted
The third maid of Honor was Miss
Fannie Dickson, having been choosen
and crowned as such by Mr. Jas.
Elkins, who entered the lists as the
'Knight of the Twentieth.";
Among the other knights who en
tered the lists were Mr. Bruqa Howell,
Mr. Manley Toon and Dr. C.IE. Hawes.
The charge to the knights was elo
quently delivered by J. B. Schulken,
Esq., and Wade Wishart, Esq., pre
sented the crowns to the successful
The crowning of the ajueen and
maids of honor was a feature of the
brilliant ball held at night in the new
warehouse. The music for the occa
sion was by the Francisco Italian band
of this city. 1
The delightful tournament and ball
Thursday were only a superficial cap
stone of pleasure set upon a deep set
purpose on the part of the business
men of Whiteville and the planters of
that section of the country to establish
the tobacco industry and make their
town and section a chief tobacco cen
tre of Eastern Carolina. The cron
this year is large and promises excel
lent quality. Many of the planters are
now curing their crop3 and are, the
Star is glad to note succeeding will,
the plants having good body and sat
isfactory results in color being ob
While the new warehouse is now
ready for business, it is not expected
that the first sales of leaf tobacco will
be held until late in July or early in
August. The Star trusts i that the
highest degree of success may attend
this venture in the tobacco industry.
netting handsome returns for planters;
FROM FORT CASWELL.
Batch of News and Personal Items Sent
by the Star's Correspondent.
Fort Caswell, July 21. jOur base
ball team has been reorganized and is
in fine trim. v We have two more good
players added to the list
Lieutenant Brown of the Engineer
ing Corps, who has been with us for
the past few weeks, will return to
Wilmington to-day. He has been
looking after the torpedo defence of
this harbor and has finished his
work. ! -j
Mr. E. Ellis Williamr. the torpedo
station-keeper, and a very prominent
figure m Southport . society circles,
leaves for Newborn, N. CI to day,
much to the regret of his many
Mr. Fred F. Hanks, of the Engin
eer's Corps, is off on sick leave for
ten days. 1 1
Capt. S. E. Eweil is having his beau
tiful yacht, Teaser, repainted and
slightly remodeled for the coming rac
ing season, and will challenge any 30
foot boat in the N. C. Yachting Club.
The Orphan's Coming.
Committees from ' the different
lodges of Odd Fellows in the city have
united in extending an invitation to
the orphans of the Odd Fellows' Home
at Goldsboro to visit Wilmington and
the seashore on'August 22nd4 A letter
to this effect has been mailed to the
superintendent of the Home and an
acceptance is expected at once. For
five years past similar invitations have
been given to and accepted by
the orphans and , their visit to
the city and seaside has been great
sport for the children and a source of
much gratification to the mem
bers of the ' order of Odd Fel
lows in the city, than wham there
is none more enthusiastic. Another
joint meeting of the committees will be
held . Tuesday night, when a pro
gramme of entertainment and minor
details will be arranged. .
Accident at Tournament. f
Whiteville News: Mr. Wade Wis
hart was painfully injured! during
the tournament practice last Tuesday.
One of his feet slipped from the stir
rup; and at the same time his horse
became excited and commenced buck
ing. Mr. Wishart was thrown, and
as he fell his foot caught in the stir
rup, and he was thrown under the
horse's feet. His right arm was dis
located and severely sprained, in ad
dition to several painful bruises.
B0TLER and pritchard.
In Close Conference at Raleigh N. C. Bar
Association Standing Commit-
Spccial Star Telegram.
Raleigh, N. C, July 21. ,
Senator Butler arrived here this
morning and was for some tine
closeted witq Senator Pritchard. What
passed between them is not known.
Pritchard left on the afternoon train
for Washington; J Butler is still here.
The Republicans are in much better
spirits since Pritchard's visit.
President Charles F. Warren, of the
North Carolina Bar Association, has
appointed the following standing; com
mittees for the ensuing year :
Committee on Admission to Mem
bershipFirst district. L. L. Smith:
Second, W. A. Dunn ; Third,, W. B.
bhaw, chairman; Fourth, Ed. Cham
bers Smith, secretary; Fifth, R. R.
King; Sixth, Junius Davis; Seventh,
M. L. John; Eighth, L. H. Clements;
Ninth, R. N. Hackett; Tenth, E. J.
Justice; Eleventh, Solomon Gallert:
.Twelfth, R. D. Gilmer.
Committee on ! Judiciary Piatt D.
Walker, chairman; F. L. Fuller. T.
T. Hycks, Thos. A. Jones, Ernest Hay
wood. Legislation and Law Reform H. G.
Connor, chairman; J. B. Bachelor, T.
W. Pickett, Lindsay Patterson, Jno.
W. Hinsdale. i
Legal Education J. E. Shepherd.
chairman j Donnel Gilliam, B. S. Roys-
ler, w. u. rruden, Unas. A. Moore.
. Legal Ethics J. C. MacRae, chair
man; R. H. Battle, A. Burwell. T. B.
Womack, T. M. Argo.
Committee on Grievances Walter
H. Neal, chairman : A. D.Ward. Julius
C. Martin, A. L. Brooks, E. Y.""Webb.
Committee on , Memorials Francis
D. Winston, chairman; R. T. Gray,
Kope Elias, Zeb V. Walser, Cameron
Committee on Local Associations
Thomas J. Jarvis. chairman: P. M.
Pearsall, S. M. Gattis. C. B. Ayeock,
Committee on Law - Journal Chas.
W. Tilielt, chairman; W. A. Guthrie,
P. A- Longon. -
WILL BE LYNCHED.
Negro Who Attempted to Assault a White
Girl Captured Near Ansonville.
Confessed the Crime.
Special Star Telegram.
Wadesboro, N. C, July 21, 10.34
P. M. News has just reached her&
that Green Capel, the mulatto man
who attempted an i assault on the little
daughter of Mr. Wm. Sanders on yes
terday, at Albemarle, was captured
near Ansonville this afternoon at 7
o'clock. A posse of about two hun
dred men had be'en searching for him
all day. There is much excitement
over the affair, and public indignation
is very high. The negro has con
fessed the crime, jit is almost certain
that ho will be lynched. If a lynch
ing is averted, he j will be carried to
Albemarle jail to might.
MURDER AT RED SPRINGS.
Town Marshal Atkinson Shot and Killed
by a Negro Resisting Arrest.
Special Star Telegram.
Wadesboro, N. C, July 21. News
has just reached this place that Mr.
Atkinson, town i marshal at Red
Springs, Robeson ! county, was shot
and killed this afternoon by a negro
named Monroe, who was resisting
Atkinson received two shots and
died almost instantly. The negro has
fled and a large posse of men are pur
Red Springs, July 21. Thomas
Atkinson, town marshal, while trying
to arrest John Monroe, colored, was
shot in the back and near the heart by
Charles Monroe, colored, and almost
instantly killed at 5 P. M. Three
bloodhounds arrived at 10.30 from the
State convict camp and are now on
Monroe's trail. j
FIRE AT KINST0N.
A. C. L. Depot Destroyed Origin of the
Fire a Mystery.
Special Star Telegram.
Kinston, N. C.j July 21. About
noon to-day the Atlantic Coast Line
depot here was destroyed by fire, the
origin of which is a mystery. The
fire was discovered while the employes
were at dinner. Two or three trunks
and a few chairs only were saved.
The British colonial office announc
es that the bubonic plague has spread
from iiong Kong and Mauritius to
Reunion. There were thirty-six cases
at Mauritius during the week ending
July 20th, of which twenty-nine re
tells a story that
women will re-
coenize a story
of monthly suf
fering just be
fore and during menstruation a
story of aches, darting pains, torture
in back, head, limbs and abdomen.
will cure these sufferers regnlate
their menses and drive out all "fe
male troubles." Druggists sell it
for $1 a bottle, j
TEX BBADFIELD REGUIATOB CO., AiUnta, G.
Armed Posses With Dogs in Pursuit of
the Ravlghers Thev Will fc I
- t - (
Lynched If Caught.
By Telegraph to the Morning star. i
Bainbribgk, Ga., July 21. Decatur
county has been stirred from its north
em limits to the Florida line by the
enormity of crimes heaped upon J. E.'
Pgletree and, his wife last night at
their home in the littlo station of Saf
fold. on j the Plant line, a few miles
from here, by two negroes. , I
About 8 o'clock two negroes entered
the store of Mr. Ogletree which joins
the depot and made a few trivial ur
chases. When the sales were com
plete Mr. Ogletree asked for his money i
At his demand one of the negroes pre
sented a pistol at the agent's head and
said: "Ii owe you nothinar. We are
robbers and want your money." t
Ogletree emptied his pockets, the
other negro standing suardat the front
door. Thenlhe two neeroes ordered
Ogletree to march up stairs, where
Mrs. Ogletree was, and they ordered
her to irive up what monev she had.: .
She gave them $4, and while one of
the brutes held a nistol to Oclelree'
head the other one assaulted her :
Then the other committed the same
deed. About this time a train was
heard coming to the station and the
negroes fled in the direction of the
Chattahooche river. - j
When Oeletreo managed to brini
himself to a realization of what had
happened he took his wife and boarded
a train for this city. Sheriff Patter-;
son was informed of the crime at once
and took action at daylight. Several,
posses were immediately sworn in and
with dogs in the lead started in various
directions to find some clue to the
negroes. Everybody in the vicinity
has quit work and are assisting the
posses in their search. If the blacks
are caught their quick death is a cer
Mrs. Ogletree is a sister of William!
Buchanan, county treasurer, and
comes of a well known family.' , i
Atlanta. Ga:. Julv '21 Governor;
Candler was advised shortly after-'
noon of the crimes at Saff old, Sher
iff Patterson sendinsr him the follow
"Last nisrht two -nee-roes assaulted
Mrs. Ogletree in the presence of her
husband at Saffold, and robbed Ogle-!
tree. Please offer best reward voui
can. xuey are prominent wmte neo-
pie. Answer quick. I
(Signed) "S. F. Patterson, Shff."
The law provides that notification
of a crime to be official must come
from either the ordinary, the judge,!
or the county commissioners, and
Governor Candler wired immediately
to Judge Bower? of that circuit, for!
official confirmation, so that the re-1
ward can be offered. -
Will Meet Sam Hose's Fate.
Atlanta, Ga July 21. A special to'
the Atlanta Constitution, from Bain
bridge, says neither of the negroes1
wanted for the Ogletree outrage has
been apprehended up to 9 o'clock to -I
night. Decaiur county adjoins Thomas I
county, Georgia, Gadsden county,)
Florida, and Jackson county, Ala-'
bama. Eyery available man in the'
four counties has joined in the search;
and if the negroes are captured their;
death awarded them will be out!
of the ordinary. There is a
sentiment here which has crystallized :
into an understanding that the blacks
will be put to death in the same man- j
ner in which Sam Hose met his end at
Newnan, Ga., in April last.
Thompsonville, Ga., July 21.
John Williams, anCgro, wa3 arrested
hereto-day for an assault on a white
woman in Decautur county one month j
ago. Je denied that he is guilty of
the crime specified, but admits that he
had to leave the county on account of
an assault. Williams was taken
aboard a Plant line train this evening
for Bainbridge. It is feared that in
the excitement attending last night's
crime at Saffold, that Williams ..will
be lynched upon arrival at Bain
bridge. ABOUT LIBEL SUITS.
A Native of Wilmington Has Something
Interesting to 'Say About ',
The following is taken from a com
munication which recently appeared in
the Durham Sun, whose owner and
editor was sued for a so-called libeL
The author of the communication is a
native of j Wilmington, but has' for
twelve or fifteen years been a resident
of another town . The Star has been
his daily companion ever since he was
old enough to read. He writes as fol
lows; . '
A Tribute to the. Press of North Carolina.
Editor Bun: I am moved to write
the foregoing, because of recent suits
brought against some of our daily
papers because of some unintentional
error or misapprehension of facts on
the part of some of our editors in re
gard to certain items of news furnished
them by trustworthy men, and which
afterwards were found to be incorrect.
Recently one of the cleanest sheets,
edited by one of the staunchest Demo
crats and truest of men (Wm. H. Ber
nard, of the Wilmington Star,) has
been sued for connecting the name of
an innocent man with a certain crim
inal transaction, when it is known of
all men that there was no intent to in
jure or malign the party by whom the
suit is brought. The head lines of the
article referred to indicate clearly to
the general reader who the guilty par
ty was, and because an innocent par
ty's name was (by mistake) mentioned
in connection with the crime, he feels
aggrieved and must perforce seek re
dress in the courts, and asks for $5,000
damages. Now, let it be remembered,
that the Star acknowledged its mis
take in its next issue and asked par
don for the same. To an ordinary
reader it would seem that all the
amends possible had been made. . Cer
tainly no in juryto the offended party
could possibly accrue after the amende
honorable had been made; at least it
seems so to one who knows South
em chivalry, or at least thinks he
does, and I am surprised and grieved
to think that my old,, friend, Wm. H.
Bernard, could be accused of inten
tionally wronging any man. I have
known him for thirty-odd years, have
seen him tried as men were never
before tried during the heated cam
paigns of the early seventies, and
throughout his entire course the ver
dict of those who r knew him was,
'tried and not. f oundj wanting. " I un
hesitatingly assert that he would not
intentionally wrong any man.
North Carolina has to-dav no more
uncompromising foe to wrong and in
justice, either by political parties or
individuals than Wm. H. Bernard, of
the Wilmington Star.
I believe that like yourself, (when a
similar suit was brought against you
for a like mistake) he will come out
before the world, just, what you both
are innocent of any intentional injustice.-
: Surely those who know you
and your venerable friend, Bernard,
know this to be true.' .
Very truly yours,
I A Loteb of Justice.