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I h It I A M H. BBBN AHD
Editor and Proprietor
WILMINGTON, N. C.
Jnly 28, 1899.
WE DIDN'T BUY 'EM
The general impression was that
the United States agreed to pay and
did pay Spain $20,000,000 for the
Philippines, which, of coursOj in
cluded the Filipinos. But this seems
to be all a mistake, at least we are
told so by Hon. St. Clair McKel way,
who in a recent speech said:
"For the betterment of the Philip
pines Spain has appropriated about
$40,000,000. Quite half of it had been
stolen by her agents, as their habit
was; the other half was represented
in substantial benefits for the coun
try. By the treaty we paid back to
Spain the unstolen half of the $40,
000,000 which she had appropriated
for that country. That explains the
$20,000,000 we stipulated to pay and
have paid. Those, who say that with
it we bought the Filipinos mint
their thoughts in their own busi
ness in the conception of the pur
chasability of flesh and blood, and
would palm that infamous coin against
our credit in the market .of the moral
world. Their proposition is as facile
as it is foul and false. They make it
because they seem to love it, I regret
to say. By reiteration they, have,
perhaps, come to believe it, under the
rule that the first and the wprst vic
tims of any falsehood are the authors
.of it. But, my countrymen, let no
such calumny deceive or corrupt
your minds. The first thing in the
determination of our duties conse
quent upon the late war with Spain,
except the resplendent declaration con
cerning Cuba, is this voluntary resti
tution to Spain by the United States
of the $20,000,000 invested for the Fili
pinos in their island by Spain in the
- - form of substantial benefits for the,
It may be a confession of igno
rance, but still candor compels us to
say that we do not know who Hon.
- St. itlair McKelway is, and never
heard of him before. Possibly his beat
may be somewhere in or about Ten
nessee as we find this dodge pub
lished in the Chattanooga Times,
which doubtless coralled it as a curi
osity. This cue seems to have been
given out as we find the same in the
New York Sun in an editorial criti
cising Wm. J. Bryan's recent speech
at Chicago, in which he protested
against the purchase of the Philip
pines from Spain, in the course of
- which it says:
"The meanest-mouthed demagogue
in the Anti-Imperialist party ought to
be ashamed to assert that the payment
of $30,000,000 on account of the im-
frovements made by Spain in the
hilippines and the bonded indebted
' ness incurred therefor, was in any
sense or could be by any twist of in
terpretation a 'purchase' of individual
Filipinos at two dollars apiece,"
With all due deference to Hon.
St. 'Clair McKelway and the Sun,
which now does mot of its shining
for the McKinley administration,
referring to the Paris dicker as the
purchase of Filipinos isn't original
with Wm. J. Bryan but belongs to
Hon. Thos. B. Reed, who objected
to paying "two dollars a piece for
But if we didn't buy the Philip
pines and thus get a claim on them,
what in thunder are we fighting for
and now spending money at the
rate of a million dollars a day?
What obligation were we under to
assume any of Spain's investments
in the Philippines or to make good
any of her losses? Did we do that
in Cuba? Spain must have spent
considerable money in Cuba in the
three hundred and odd years in which
she ruled and. plundered. Did we
soothe Spain's feelings by offering
to pay her anything in the case of
In the three hundred odd years in
which she ruled and plundered Porto
Eico, she must have spent consider
able money. Did we offer to make
any of that good to her? We grabbed
Porto Rico and hold on to it and
have never offered Spain a nickel.
Why then make the exception in the
case of the Philippines if it wasn't
the intention to hold on to them and
claim sovereignty by virtue of this
transaction and this money paid? If
we agreed to pay Spain $20,000,000
to indemnify her for money she had
invested in the betterment of those
islands would that give us the right
to claim sovereignty? Unless it
was a purchase there was no
transfer of sovereignty, and if
there was a transfer J3pain could
transfer only the sovereignty she
possessed and when the treaty was
made she really possessed none for
her army in Luzon had surrendered,
an admission of abdication by Spain,
for it was well known that to over
throw Spanish dominion in the islands
was what the Filipinos took up arms
for Spain could give no more title
to sovereignty over the Philippines
than she could to sovereignty over
Mexico, which once belonged to her.
A purchase under these circum
stances was an unwarranted trans
action, and was more than that for
it was acting treacherously towards
the Filipinos who had acted in con
junction with Admiral Dewey, and
really did more to hasten the down
fall of Spanish power in the islands
than he did, for they drove the
Spanish forces into Manila, where
they were under our guns and prac
tically at our mercy.
That town could have been cap
tured within ten days after the de
struction of the Spanish fleet if Ad
miral Dewey had given the word,
but to prevent the town from fall
ing into the hands of the Filipinos
and the slaughter that he appre
tended would ensue, owing to the
hatred of the Spaniards entertained
by the Filipinos, he deferred the
taking until reinforcements reached
him and the surrender could be made
torhe American army. Possibly
thiswis a part of the . Washington
plan on which to base a subsequent
claim of sovereignty, by relegating
the Filipino army and not recogniz
insr it as a factor in the capture
the city, although it did all the work
and all the land fighting leading up
to the capture.
Feeling that this might not be a
sufficient claim the dodge of offer
ing $20,000,000 to Spain for a trans
fer of sovereignty was resorted to,
and is now put forward as the basis
of ! title to sovereignty over the
We either bought the islands or
we did not. If we bought them
what right had Spain to sell? What
title could she give? And why
have we any better title than she
transferred to us? The title was
destroyed, by her own acknowledg
ment of defeat and abdication.
That she didn't abdicate to the Fil
ipinos doesn't matter for they vol
untarily let Admiral Dewey manage
matters in their behalf and upon the
assurance of representatives of this
country in which they had confi
dence, that he . was managing best
for them. If we didn't purchase
the islands by what right are we now
claiming possession and fighting the
Filipinos because they refuse to sur
render it, and acknowledge this
country as the supreme authority?
There is a logical hitch in the con
ditions, and the apologists who as
sert that we did not purchase the
Philippines should rise and explain
just where we stand and why we are
fighting and killing the Filipinos,
and destroying their homes.
SEEKING WILMINGTON AS A
For some time the project of clos
ing up the short gaps in the moun
tain section of the State so as to give
an all rail line from Bristol Tenn.,
to Wilmington has engaged the at
tention of capitalists and railroad
men,, and the indications are that it
will shortly mature. ' Referring to a
survey just completed between Lin
coln ton and Cranberry the Bristol
News says if the road be built on
this survey the closing up of this gap
will form connection be tween Bris
tol and Wilmington, by which the
Virginia Iron, Coak and Coal Com
pany will ship its output direct to
the Southern seacoast. The plan is
to broaden the guage of the road
from Cranberry to Johnston city,
Tenn., making connection with the
Virginia and Southwestern road
which runs from Elizabethtown to
Bristol, which when the gap is filled
in between Lincoln ton ,and Cran
berry will give a through line ,to
This would put us in connection
with the coal fields and iron mines
of West Virginia and Tennessee and
makesthis a shipping point for their
coal and iron. ' Speaking of this
project the Lincolnton Journal says:
"The Journal is in a position to sav
with almost absolute certainty that
the new owners of the Narrow Gauge
are General R. F. Hoke' and his asso
ciates, and that it wilt become a stan
dard guage railroad and a part of the
great (Seaboard Air Lone system.
"The road will be extended as fast
as money can build it to Tenesseee,
via Cranberry. It is understood that
the new owners either have already
acquired or have options on the lum
ber road from Lenoir to Wilson's
creek. From this point to Pinola.
which is the present terminus of the
road from Johnston City Tenn., via
Cranberry, there is a gap of only a
"It will save the Seaboard the cost
of haulinz its coal suddIv 400 miles.
and at the same time save the expense
of distributing the coal from Ports
moutn, by making Hamlet, Monroe
or Chester the distributing. :
In these days of railway enter
prise, activity and competition it is
not reasonable to suppose that short
gaps wfould be permitted to long re
main when by filling them in through
lines to desirable points may be se
cured and traffic and transportation
be facilitated an cheapened. That
is simply business, and taking this
view of it we do not think the time
is very remote when the narrow break
between, the present terminus of the
Atlantic and Yadkin, at Mount
Airy, and the Norfolk and Western
will be closed up and Wilmington
have another close connection with
the railroad systems of the West and
another highway for the coal and
iron of the Virginias and Tennessee,
and for grain and other exportable
products of the West.
There are estimated to be in this
country 120,000,000 acres of arid
lands that may be made fertile by
irrigation, and we are spending hun-
areas of millions of dollars and sac
rificing thousands of lives to grab a
lot of islands on the other side of
the earth, which will never pay the
interest on the money SDent. much
less to talk of the lives sacrificed.
A letter received from one of the
Kansas regiment in the Philippines
tells about alucky find by one of them
of an iron box containing $3,500 in
Spanish gold. It was struck while
throwing up . dirt for an ' entrench
ment. From all accounts tmr Knva
have a knack of finding boxes with
money ana other valuables in them
The strawberry king of this coun
try is said to be J. P. Bryant, of
Bardwell, Ky., who cultivates a little
1,700 acre patch, and has made a
fortune at it. -
The East Carolina Real Estate
agency win sell for cash, or will ex
caaugB xor aesiraDie nouse and lot in
Wilmington, a farm of, 272 acres.
three miles from Rose Hill. Address
K. (. Uraay & Uo., Burgaw, N. C.
HIS FIRST INSTALMENT. ;
ftenretarv Alcer did not wait to get
entirely ont of the cabinet to begin j
to talk, and has given as his first in
stalment his version of the story of.
how it was decided to send the Span
ish soldiers in Cuba back to Spain
instead of holding them prisoners of
war. Mr. McKinley has received all
the credit for the conception and
execution of that scheme, which his
satellites have eulogized as a grand
stroke of clever management r by
which. the surrender of Santiago
was hastened and'the war ended.
But Mr. Alger now claims the pa
ternity of that scheme, having made
the suggestion to the President and
formulated the plan for carry it out.
The President, it seems, had coun
selled with him as to what disposi-
tion snouia De maae oi me
Spanish soldiers in Cuba on the. sur
render of Santiago. There was some
thought of sending them to Galves
ton, Tex., but as this was about half
as far as it would be to send them
home, and then they would there
have to be fed and cared for .until
sent home, Mr. Alger got to think
ing about it, went to bed and slept
on it, "and got up fulLof the idea
that the thing to do was to send
them right home and be done with
it. Instead of going to his office
first that morning, as customary,
he went direct to the White Heose
and laid his plan before the Presi-.
dent, who at once acquiesced in it.
Therefore General Schafter was
advised of this and authorized to
guarantee the sending of the Span
ish soldiers home on the surrender
of Santiago, which fact he prompt
ly communicated to General Toral,
who Mr. Alger believes was largely
influenced by it in his decision to
surrender. This is the story, and
this is the way that Mr. Alger snips
some of the laurels that Mr. McKin
ley has been wearing.
UNREST IN CUBA.
Evidence accumulates that trouble
is brewing in Cuba,- and if it does it
will be the result of the non-committal
policy pursued by this ad
ministration in keeping up a mili-"i
tary government without as much as
intimating when the military gov
ernment is to cease and the people
of that island be entrusted with the
direction of their own affairs. More
than a year has passed since the
war ended and in that time Cuba
has been as quiet and orderly as any
country could be expected to . be
after having emerged from a bitter
war, but there has, been no effort
made to get the people together or
to formulate plans by which they
might assume the work of their own
government. They have been ruled
by our military appointees, and
sometimes in a very meddle
some, petty, and offensive way by
foolishly interfering with local cus
toms which had existed for ages.
To-day the peopie who have become
restive under this protracted tutelage
have no more assurance as to when
it will cease than they had the day
the Spanish flag came down and the
U; S. flag went up.
They complain at this, and natu-'
rally so, and they have a right to ask
that some authoritative information
be given them, to set doubts and
suspicions at rest, and it is neither
good policy nor honest dealing with
them to withhold it. It gives ground
for agitation and misrepresentation,
and provocation for some hot-head
to precipitate a conflict that might
cost thousands of lives and millions
of dollars. In dealing with these
people the candid, honest way is the
The citizen of Pittsburg, who, ac
cording to one of the papers, com
mitted suicide" quietly and unosten
tatiously," did the proper thing as
to the manner of doing it. No really
considerate person would turn a thing
like that into a frolic or parade.
The Baltimore Sun remarks that
with the "Kissing bugs," 'Strang
ling bugs" and other bugs this
promises to be a record breaking bug
year, and this without counting the
humbugs, of which we have a large
and varied assortment.
Kunning'a funny paper isn't as
funny as some people may suppose.
A funny paper ro New York failed a
few days ago with about 1500,000
liabilities and a few hundreds assets
With a prospective shortage of
100,000,000 bushels in the wheat
crop of Russia, the prospects of the
American wheat grower are not so
Cecil Ehodes says there is not the
slightest chance for a war between
England and the Transvaal: And
he is doubtless sorry there isn't.
Three Other Recruits.
Lieutenant Griffiin enlisted three
other volunteers for the 27th regiment
at the recruiting station here y ester
day. They, are Fred H. Cooper,
Robert M. Johnson' and James II.-
Britton, all of Wilmington Cooper
formerly served in the volunteer army
with Company K. Those , enlisted are
furnished with board and lodging at
the Bonitz House, until toey are sent
by Lieutenant Griffin to Camp Meade.
The following have made application
for enlistment but have not thus- far
stood the physical examination and
taken the oath of allegiance: Wm. I.
Smith, Peter Flynn, Henry P. Mer
ritt, Caleb P. Lockey, Jrzand Albert
A. Matthews, all of Wilmington.
Matthews formerly served in the Third
regiment U. S. volunteers. Lieute
nant Griffin says he is much en
couraged at the prospects for recruits
and it is probable that he will remain
here several days longer than he at
I first intended. -
THE PUBLIC SCHOOLS
The District Committeemen Pre
paring for Opening ofjhe
FACULTIES FOR NEXT YEAR,
All Teachers in While Schools Re-elected.
; Poor or Pive Changes in Teachers for
Negro Schools Some Bolld
; Ing Improvements.
' .... ... : . ..
- The committeemen charged with the
management of the Wilmington Pub
lic Schools are devoting much Jime
and careful consideration to the mat
tecof preparation for opening the 1899
1900 term on October 9 th. At a recent
joint meeting of the committees of
Districts Nos.l and 2, Mr. Jas. F. Post,
Jr. chairman of the former and Mr. Jap.
H. Chadbourn, of the latter, all the
teachers who did servicein the schools;
for white children last year were re
elected. ' i
The election of negro teachers was
also held and possibly five changes
made. There is one vacancy in the
negro schools still to be filled. Notices
of re-election have been forwarded
to all the teachers at the various places
throughout, the country where they
are . spending their vacation. Ac
ceptances !have already been received
from a large majority of them. :
The only changes made in the fac
ulty of the several schools for white
children are in the changing of a very
few teachers from one grade to an
other. In some instances, not many,
though, teachers have been advanced
with their classes taught last year.
The Stab announced, it will be re
membered, some days ago the re-election
of Superintendent Jno. J. Blair.
So that there will be practically ho
changes in the management, of the
schools, which has been, thanks to the
school . committees, Superintendent
Blair and the capable faculty, emi
The school committees are planning
considerable improvement in several
of the school buildings. Action will
be taken in the near future looking
to the immediate inauguration of these
improvements. It is probable, in fact
practically settled, that considerable
changes and a slight enlargement will
be made in the Hemenway building.
A new heating aparatus will be placed
in the Union school to take the place
of the one which was ruined by
the severe freeze during the early
spring of this year. -
The Peabody school building for
negroes is also to be considerably im
Altogether upwards of $1, 000 is most
probably to be expended in j school
As previously intimated, all these
matters are to be definitely acted upon
at a joint meeting of the committees
soon to be held. There-production of
the names of the committeemen will
not be amiss in this connection. They
are as follows : 1
District No. 1 Mr. Jas. F. Post.
Jr., (chairman),- Mr. R. J. Jones and
Mr. Hi. Uorden.
District No. 2 Mr. Jas. EL Chad
bourn, Sr., (chairman), Capt W. R.
Kenan and Mr. Samuel Northrop.
Judge Brown Decides in Favor of Bed
dingfield and Taxes Abbott With the
Costs S. A. L. Petitioa.
Special Star Correspondence.
Raleigh, N. C, July 26.
Judge Brown this morning sent to
the clerk of court of this county his
decision in the .Abbott-Beddingfield
case for the office of Railroad Commis
sioner. He renders judgment in favor
of Beddingfield, and taxes Abbott with
the costs. Abbott appeals to the Su
After statement of the case, the
court orders and adjudges as follows:
"First That the office of Railroad
Commissioner formerly held by the
plaintiff's relator, D. H. Abbott was
abolished by chapter 606 of the Public
Laws of 1899, and that the said D. H.
Abbott lost his interest therein.'
"Second. That the office of Corpo
ration Commissioner is an office sepa
rate and distinct from the office of
Railroad Commissioner; that it was
created by an Act of the General As
sembly of 1899 and filled by the elec
tion of the defendant thereto; and that
the defendant, E. C. Beddingfield, is
entitled to said office." 1
Dr. Geo. T. Winston,' the new presi
dent of the A. and M." College, arrived
here this moraine.
Judge Brown will hear the petition
of the Seaboard . Air Line for a rein
statement of its appeal in the "Hy
gienic" damage suit Saturday at Ox
ford. CONTESTING BELLAMY'S SEAT
Claudius Dockery in Washington Prepar
i iog Papers for His Father's Case.
Brief Piled With Clerk.
Richmond Dispatch Special.'
Washington, D. C. , July 25. Mr.
Claudius Dockery,, son of O. H.
Dockery," of Uorth ; Carolina, who is
contesting the seat of John D. Bel
lamy, the Democrat elected in 'the
Sixth North Carolina, or Wilmington,
District, has been here for nearly a
week preparing the papers in the con
test Mr. Claudius is his father's at
torney, and he has associated with
him Messrs. Dudley & Michener, the
Republican lawyers who conduct so
many contests for defeated candidates
of their party. They filed their brief
with the Clerk of the House to-day.
MrNBellamy's counsel is understood
to be Mr. Charles Busbee, of Raleigh.
He will doubtless file a rejoinder at an
It is stated by Republicans that a
strong effort will be made in the next
Congress to unseat Bellamy and Judge
Rhea, of the Ninth Virginia District
whose seat is contested by General
James A. Walker (Republican),! who
was the member from the Ninth Dis
trict in the Fifty-fifth Congress. ;
A CHILD ENJOYS
The pleasant flavor, gentle action and
soothing effect of Byrup of Figs, -when
in need of a laxative, and if the father
or mother be costive or bilious the most
IJ11 !efultS 'llow its use ; so that
tf?-beM f ?medy known and
gactured by the California Fig Syrup
DEATH OP WELL KNOWN ENGINEER.
Mr. W. M. Avant Died in This City Son-
day Morning The Fnneral.
Mr. Wm. M. Avant a well known
Coast Line engineer, died at the resi
denceofMr. Joseph HL 'Hanby, cor
ner of Eighth and Dock streets, Sun
day morning about 7 o'clock. .Mr.
Avant had been a sufferer from throat
trouble for several months and had re
turned only a short time ago from
Johns Hopkins' Hospital, Baltimore,
where he went ' for treatment He
never crew any better and despite the
best of medical treatment in this city,
he passed away Sunday at the age of
Deceased leaves a wife, who was a
daughter of the late C. H. Ganzer, two
children, a mother and a sister, to
mourn their loss.
He was a member of the First Bap
tist Church, the Brotherhood of Loco
motive Engineers, Orion Lodge No.
67. 1 O. XF., and Stonewall Lodge
No. 1, K. of P.
The funeral was from the residence of
Mr. Hanby at 5 o'clock yesterday after
noon and was conducted by Rev. Dr.
A. G. Voigt and Rev. Dr. C. 8. Black-
A number of his lodge' brethren met
at their respective halls and attended
the funeral in a body. Following
were the pall bearers:
Honorary Messrs. Thomas- Torpy,
W. W. Banks, V(. H. Yopp, W. G.
Active Engineers Guilford Home
and James O'Brien, Messrs, J. H.
Hanby, J. E. Silya, Victor Zoeller and
DIED IN NEW YORK YESTERDAY. .
Mr. Charles Lindqaist, of Wilmington, Vic
' tint of a Turpentine Explosion.
Mr. Charles Lindquist of Wilming
ton, who was injured in a turpentine
explosion on board the steamship Geo,
W. Clyde last Friday, died in New
York yesterday morning. News of his
death came first to Mr. H. G. Small
bones, agent of the Clyde Steamship
Company in this city, and he prompt
ly notified Mr. 'Jordan W. Branch,
father-in-law, who in turn broke the
news to Mrs. Lindquist, who with six
young children live on Second street,
between Castle and Queen.
While it was known from press dis
patches that his condition was serious,
friends were led to hope for the better
when it was announced by private tele
gram that the injured man was improv
ing; in fact only a few hours before
the announcement of Mr. Lindquist's
death, Mr. Jordan Branch received a
telegram from his son, Capt C. R.
Branch, stating that he was improv
ing. Deceased was a native of Sweden
and came to Wilmington when but 14
years of age. He died at the age of
36 years. He was universally liked
by his associates and was a skilled
marine engineer. For a long time he
was engineer at the Wilmington Gas
Light Company's plant, having re
signed that position to go on board
the Nantucket with the Wilmington
Division .Naval Reserves at the out
break of the late war. He had been
an employe of the Clyde Steamship
Company only a few months.
The remains of the unfortunate man
will arrive over the A. C. L at 5:45
o'clock this afternoon and will be tak
en at ' once to Bellevue cemetery
where burial services will be held and
the interment made.
HOWARD MADE HIS ESCAPE.
Man Convicted of Undue Intimacy
Mrs. Terry Has Skipped.
J. Tillman Howard, who was serv
ing a twelve month's sentence in the
county work house for charges pre
ferred against him at the last session
of New Hanover Criminal Court,
made his escape some time during
The escape from the work house was
not a difficult task from all accounts,
as he is said to have enjoyed al
most the liberties of a free man. - Su
perintendent Chad wick says the last
seen of the prisoner was at about dark
Monday , night he was standing in
the yard. About 9 o'clock, the Super
intendent went to Howard's roonrand
found him gone.
It is the popular belief that after
leaving the work house in the country
Howard earned to Wilmington and
went to Rocky Point or some nearby
town and boarded the excursion train
yesterday morning for Baltimore or
At last accounts he has not been
Always in the Procession.
Referring to the kissing bug, the
Observer says: "Quite a number of
Charlotte people have suffered from
the bite of this insect within the last
two weeks." Of course, of course I
Charlotte would suffer almost any
thing rather than be out of "the
swim." - More than likely the bugs
were imported from California at great
expense and turned loose in Charlotte
with instructions to use the "elongated
beak" with extreme moderation.
Charlotte has not yet exhibited a
"Nanny goat with horns," but this
feature is sure to come, even though
the horns haye to be made in the
First Lieutenant F. W. Griffin, of
the Twenty-seventh regiment U. S. V. ,
arrived in the city Sunday, and yes
terday opened a recruiting station in
the old court house building. Lieut
Griffin is from Bedford City, Ya., and
served in Cuba as lieutenant in the
Third regiment U. S. Volunteer En
gineers. Men enlisted will be sent to
CampiMeade, Pennsylvania, and from
thence to the Philippines. -
Best Jim Crow Car.
The editor of the Winston Sentinel
says the best JimsOow car arrange
ment he has seen is in use on the At
lantic Coast Line. "The rear car is
first class white, the next car is second
class white, and; the third car is di
vided for the colored race, one end
being first class and the other second
class. This is a separation of the races
that separates." .
COUNTY TREASURER'S REPORT.
Statement for Month of Jane Approved by
the Board of Audit and Finance.
The County Board of Audit and Fi-
nance : met yesieraay uwruwa m ;
-. x i j . : s
special session, those present being
Col. Roger Moore, chairman, and
Commissioner Gabriel Holmes.
The only matter of public interest
was the examination and' approval of
the June statement of County Treas
urerer H. McL. Green. 1 " V
The report for the month shows re
ceipts as follows: ; j
Balance from May account. .$3,13464
Back Taxes. j. , . .$ 141.42
Rent !.... v21.00
Marriage Licenses. ;. ... 23.75
Total.. ............... ...$3,320.81
Disbursements for the month under
the various heads were as follows:
Out Door Poor..
Roads and Bridges.
City Hospital...... i... 500.00
County Home . Vv . . . I . . .. 309.47
Jail......... L... 292,65
Superior Court .... 121.32
Criminal Court 1... - 202,90
Stationery and Advertising.. 12.20
Superintendent of Health... 150.00
Magistrates ii. . 77.20
Solicitor .-...i... 30.00
Register of Deeds 40.15
Janitor.... i... 90.00
Clerk .i... 100.00
Commissioners ; . . . 117.50
Treasurer . .
This leaves a balance to
the July ac-
count of the general county fund of
The balance to the July account of
the special county fund isi$l,780.37.
COTTON MILL CONSTRUCTION.
Satisfactory Progress On Delgado Mill
Buildings Excellent Drainage Sys
tem Throughout the Locality.
Work on the Delgado' i cotton mill,
Wilmington's new $250,000 enter
prise, is progressing very satisfac
torily, so say Messrs. Zachary . &
Zachary, the Contractors.; The walls
of the main building will soon be up
ready for the roof and the construction
of the cottages for mill operatives is
being pushed with considerably alac
rity. , The erection of the smaller
mill buildings, such as engine and
boiler rooms, the dye house, the ware
house, etc., will be commenced very
soon. The buildings will, no doubt
be ready for placing the machinery by
the early Fall and the thousands of
spindles will be running on full time
not later than the new year.
President E. C. Holt has had a large
force of laborers at work the past
several weeks digging a system of
drainage throughout the idistricL oc
cupied by the mills and the mill ope
ratives' cottages, so that there will be
thorough drainage, the healthfulness
of the locality being thereby greatly
mi m aw
Eastern Carolina the Ideal Section for the
Cultivation of Yellow Leaf.
In conversation with a Star re
porter yesterday a "gentleman from
Winston, who has for years been
identified with the tobacco manufac
turing industry of that city, remarked
that Eastern North Carolina was the
ideal section for the cultivation of
yellow leaf tobacco, that the soil was
better adapted to it would yield more
per acre than the soil in other tobacco
growing sections of the State would,
and that it could be produced so
much more cheaply that the growers
in the upper tobacco belt would be
forced to abandon its culture and con
fine themselves to the growing of the
other kinds, for which the soil is bet
ter suited. He also stated that while
this was true of Eastern North Caro
lina as a whole, the very best section
for the cultivation of the light yellow
leaf was between Wilmington and
Mount Olive, on light lands which
are not highly valued for I any other
crop, and that if the proper effort was
made to introduce the culture in this
area Wilmington might become a
great tobacco shipping point and ban
die vast quantities of the weed
1,000 NEGROES EMIGRATED!
That Number Left Wilmington Via A. C. L
Since November Race Trouble.
A gentleman intimate with the pas
senger traffic out from Wilmington
over the Atlantic Coast Line roads
id a member of the Star! staff last
night tnat he is confident that fully
one thousand ticketr-&rfgnts in the
North and West have been sold since
the November race conflict to Wil
mington negroes, who announced
their intention never to return to this
city. Much the greater portion of
them have been sold within the last
four months. Probably three hundred
of the negroes purchased tickets to
New York. Large numbers went to
Washington, some to Boston, and
others went to various Northern and
Western points. j
Five negroes left yesterday via New
born for New York and Washington.
Two Recruits Yesterday.
Two volunteers were enlisted ' for
service in' the Philippines at' the re
cruiting office here yesterday. They
are Joseph N. Britton and Jno. M.
Sutton, both of whom were ; members
of Company K, of the Second regi
ment N. C. Volunteers. They were
examined by Dr. F. H. Russell and
took the oath of allegiance late yester
day afternoon. Lieutenant Griffin
says that they will be furnished trans
portation to Camp Meade, as soon as
the office here is closed. He says that
he had a large number of enquirers
for information yesterday, but only
two were enlisted. j
The East Carolina Real Estate
Agency has excellent facilities for
selling farms and timbered lands.
It advertises: all property and makes
only a nominal charge unless a sale is
made. For terms etc., address R. G.
Grady & Co., Burgaw, N.O. - r
Base Ball and Other Happenings of In
terest. Personal and Otherwise From
the Boys Behind the Qans.
Special Star Correspondence.
Fort Caswell, N. C, July 24. ..
Manager Foster, of the base ball
team, expects to play the Wilmington
team next Friday-afternoon with one
of j the 'strongest teams that has been
onr the diamond of Hilton Park this
Heiser (the Wizard), the Illinois
college pitcher, expects to bring the
laurels home, and if the people of
Wilmington wish to see a good game
just go out to Hilton Park next Fri
day afternoon, i
The line up for the game will be as
follows: Sergeant Hamper (from Mon
roe team), first base; Duval, second
base; Heiser, pitch; Radcliff, catch;
Griffith, third base; Wise, shortstop;
Childress, right field; Farney, center
field; Anderson, left field; Smith and
We sincerely hope that the people of
Wilmington will appreciate a good
game and will give the boys in blue a
Messrs Pullem & Weeks, the well
known contractors, completed their
large contract with the government
last Saturday. ! They have been fill
ing in low places on this reservation.
These gentlemen have an excellent
record for pushing their work.
Private Benj. Swartz has been or
dered up for examination for acting
steward, and if he passes he will be
ordered to the Philippines.
Sergeant Hughes returned from Balti
more on the 21st inst. He reports a
Corporal Nicholas Farley has a
broad smile on his face, and if you ask
bim why he will politely tell you that
he has been promoted to the highly
honored and responsible position of
Provost Sergeant. He is a veteran of
the Indian campaign of 1876.
The Southport Baptist Church choir
has made a- very wise selection of a
leader in Corporal McCain, of this
A LONU CRUISE.
The Schooner Yacht Gazelle at Southport
Prom St. Joseph, Mich.
Special Star Telegram.
Southport, N. C, July 24. The
schooner-rigged yawl yacht Gazelle,
of St. Joseph, Michigan, arrived yes
terday for harbor, and will sail as soon
as the weather is favorable. Capt.
Kenneth Ransom, her owner, says he
and his two companions left St
Joseph, Michigan, the 2nd of last No
vember on the Gazelle, and talks in
terestingly of his trip across lake
Michigan, through the Illinois canal
and river and down the Mississippi
river to New Orleans. Coming around
the Gulf he touched at the principal
ports and after leaving Key West ran,
over to the Bahamas. From More
head City he expects to go by the
inland route to j New York, then up
the Hudson and through the Erie
canal to the great lakes, back to St.
Joseph, making the complete circuit
in one year. The Gazelle is only
thirty feet in length and draws but
three feet of water. Capt. Ransom
says when he completes his voyage
his yacht will hold the record for thft
longest cruise for boats of her class in
FAST RUN FROM FLORENCE.
One Hundred and Seventy-three Miles in
Three Honrs and Four Minutes.
The Florence correspondent of the
Charleston News and Courier, writing
under date of July 22nd, tells of a
phenomenal run made by Engineer
Frank McGowan on the short cut
division of the ; Atlantic Coast Line
between Florence and South Rocky
Mount, N. C. i The correspondent
"The run was made a few nights
ago on train known as the north
bound West Indian limited, and was
from Florence to South Rocky Mount,
a distance of 173 miles. The actual
time consumed, running from Flor
ence to South Rocky Mount, including
twelve stops and six slow-downs, was
three hours and forty-five minutes.
The stops made and the time con
sumed for stops was as follows: Pee
Dee River, for draw-bridge, two min
utes; Latta station, for passengers,
two minutes; Lumber river, for water,
four minutes; Pembroke, for railroad
crossing, two minutes; Hope Mill,
for railroad crossing, two minutes;
Fayetteville, for water, passengers
and railroad crossing, three stops,
nine minutes; Smithfield, "for water,
five minutes; Selma junction and
registering, four minutes; Wilson,
for passengers, five minutes ; total for
stops, thirty-five minutes. Actual
running time three hours and ten
fbinutes, or 173 miles io 190 minutes
less the six slow downs, which really
cut off one minute to each slow-down,
which reduced the actual time to 173
miles in 184 minutes. -
VIRGINIA-CAROLINA - CHEMICAL CO.
Gigantic Trust, Which Will Be Largely
Controlled by the Virginia-Carolina.
The following will be read with in
terest by stockholders of the Virginia
Carolina Chemical Co., quite a number
of whom are citizens of Wilmington :
Norfolk, Va July 23. Mr. John
Skelton Williams, and other Rich
mond capitalists, have, it is under
stood, abour completed the formation
of a gigantic fertilizer trust, which will
be largely controlled by the Virginia
Carolina Chemical Company. It is
said the new company will be capital
ized at $9,000,000 and will absorb many
competitors of the Virginia-Carolina
Parson Robiason in Trouble.
' The Lumberton Robesonian has the
following to say of Parson" Rob.
Robinson, a well known negro char
acter - about the city, who created a
scene in the police court by dropping
on his knees and praying in open
court before which he was arraigned,
a day or two before his departure from
Wilmington: f .
"A warrant was issued by Col. T.
F. Toon Monday for the arrest of Rob
Robinson, upon the charge of an
assault with intent to commit rape
upon Hattie Pope, both parties col
ored. Robinson is a preacher, being
from Wilmington; it is said, and had
been here several i weeks working on
the railroad. Deputy Sheriff Wishart
went out to the came to arrest him
Monday afternoon but failed. Robin
son heard of his coming and before
the officer could put eyes on him made
off through the woods and got away."
Persons wishing to locatsvin the
truck region of North Carolina should
correspond with the East Carolina Real
Estate Agency, Burgaw, N. C. Read
advertisement in the Star. " t
Stat.pavilla T.,r7 J
J. Wash. Brawley, of Coddle oJV
township, was driving hta eki
Mm 10 the
evening, his team became friff1
on First North street. J ePd
the street to the mill. When n11
engine room Mr. Brawley was tk he
to the eround and both t,k thrWD
over his body, producing iniS?88
which he died an hour n, V Lu' e fra
, ""lister !
Raleigh. News and Ohm',,
Col Thos. 1L Argo says that
publican party cannot hold its X'
voters in line against th t
Amendment. He intimates that 7
party has lost its grip on the It
f -! grip on the ,
vote.-- News comes from Smitk
THnsa that tka W; oOUthi
Pines tht th NT.- oou
i JiTwi- IVTZ' ris in ih.
?- "logiu ii grapes
lnrrA mnmyamia Vina i
rapidly that it seems that. tk s
be a failure. The Ni.-V u Wl
Company sustains the heavipstt
The Delaware grapes are alSfc
are a fine crop. 'Kmand
Durham Smi: We have been
noticing for a day or so that the
division of the Southern Rail
were not in the middle of the car
was the case when the law fit
into effect. By the alteration ?
one-fourth is for colored peonloTi
three-fourths for whites This is J, f
about the proportion of travel betwl
the races on the ltgular trains Th
new arrangement looks to a casual
observer as being much better in everr
way, though on big Sunday menin;
occasions and other things of this kind
a few more cars will be necessary.
Raleigh Post: Railroad acci
debts and wrecks always come doublv
The Seaboard killed another nesm
Sunday mornine, making the second
accident of the kind within three davs
Sunday morning a negro named R L
Womack, of Apex, was knocked irom
the Seaboard track a mile w est of Can
by the northbound Atlanta special
The negro, who was evident! v Wfa
the influence oi liquor, was sitting on
the track. The train knocked him
aside, killing him instanly. His skull
was slightly fractured, but otherwis.
his body was not disfigured. The only
means ;of identification of the dead
roan was b,y several letters on his per
son. They were addressed to R. I
Womack and were from his parents at
Winston Journal: Mr. J.
D. Pulliam, of Kings, Stokes county
brought his little seven year old sad
here jfto day to be treated for a tuad
dog bite. The child was bitten this
morning about six o'clock. Mr. Pu.
liam was sent to 'Squire Lehman and
the mad-stone was applied. It stuck
fast and the little boy was taken home
with the mad-stone hanging to him.
The dog that bit the child was killed!
A negro farmer, Ambrose Eccles,
who lives near Clemmonsville, was
badly chewed up by a mule one day
last week. Ecles was putting the har
ness on the mule when for some reas
on the beast became enraged. It
turned and attacked the man grabbing
his left arm in this mouth and: began
chewing on it. His wife came to his
rescue and struck the animal with ae
ax. It turned loose that one but
grabbed the other one tearing the
meat from the bone.1 About three
inches of the bone of the left arm wuc
crushed just above the elbow. The
arm will probably have to be ampu
tated. The mule is still on the farm
and the negro refuses to rid of it "be
cause," said he, "it is a good mule."
WILL BE CREMATED TO-DAY.
Tne Dead Body of Robert Q.
The Incineration Will be Private.
By Telegraph to the Morning Star.
New York, July 26. Walston, the
beautiful home at Dobb's Ferry, where
Robert Or. Ingersoll died, was a quiet
place to day. The body of the dead
agnostic lay on its flower covered
bier. "Only the widow and daughters
. Three hundred letters were received
to-day from all over the country, most
of them from intimate friends
Colonel Ingersoll's body will be ere
mated to-morrow. The coffin was
sent to Dobb's Ferry to day, but it re
mained all day at the local under
takers'. It is a plain, black cloth cot
ered comn without ornament
handles of any kind,and without even
a name plate,
The body will be transferred from
the bier to the coffin at 9 A.
When the widow is ready the
hearse will start down the Ion;
hill that has been the ioke of Uol
Ingersoll many a time. A special
train will be in waiting at the station
to take the party to New York city. It
is only a few minutes ride to Fresh
Pond. The incineration will be pn
vate. The time has not even been set,
in order that the public may not know
The funeral party will waitdurirjirti
hours while the body is being con
sumed. to take the ashes back. The
temporary funeral urn has been selec
ted. Mrs. Ingersoll is determined that
the ashes will not be away from her
lor a moment rvWhatever was written
by Colonel Ingersoll just before his
death is still unpublished and will not
AN INSANE MURDERER.
Chopped His Wife and Two Daughters to
Death With s Hatchet Then
f Killed Himself.
By Telegraph to the Morning Star.
Brazil Ind., July 26.-Charles
Wolfangel became violently insDe
last night at his home in uennw'
south of here, and chopped his two
daughters and wife to death with
hatchet while they were sleeping. e
then cut his own throat.
It is thought the eldest S.Jf
awakened when her sister -was killed,
as evidences of a struggle were ap
parent. One of Wolfangel's daugti
ters is staying with Alex. McOui
lough, near Asheville. Wolfange'
called at McCullough's last SundaJ
and requested his daughter to accom
pany him home. The girl called on
Mr. McCullough to shield her from
her father's wrath, and he did so dj
driving Wolfangel from his house.
The murdered children were eign'
and twelve years old.
Prank Far r el I. Chanted With
United States Notes.
By Telegraph to tho Morning Star
Washington, July 26 The secret
service has received information "
the arrest in Knoxville, Tenn., r
Frank Farrell, charged with nn
United States notes. It is said tn
Farrell's specialty was raising new
dollar silver certificates to fives.
work is said to have been clerew
done. Farrell is believed to be a meffl
ber of a gang three, lof whom were
rested last week.
Read .the advertisement of thegj
; m A.t n . t ffoi! for
isms ux kue QIAO, xk win
some very valuable farms.