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WILMINGTON. N. C,
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- There is nlot a nation la the world
to-day which is not burdened with
debt, and the tendency is rather to
an increase: than to a decrease of
those debts. The .expenses of
governments seen to be on the increase-
all around, both civil and
military, but notably military, the
order of the-day being great stand
ing armies and great navies, and
great armies and great navies mean
' a good deal more now than they did
a-generation ago. Then a ' respect
table fleet of ships could be built
and- equipped for what it costs now
to build and equip a first-class war
ship. There isn't a nation which is
not watching every other nation, nor
one that is I not more or less sus--picious
of phe other, for they haye
nearly all entered upon the grabbing-
career,! which may brine them
into conflict at any time, and the re
sult is that they must put them
selves rn a position to be able to take
care of themselves when the collision
One nation arms and this forces
others to do likewise; one adds to
its fleets of fighting ships, this
forces others to do likewise, and
thus it. goes, increase of armies,
increase of (navies and corresponding
increase of national debts. It was
to prevent thi3. that the Czar of
Russia made his disarmament sug
gestion, in consequence of which
the Peace Conference was held at
The Haguo. The representatives
of the different nations talked, and
while they talked their respec
tive Governments went on building
warships and buying war machinery,
all making themselves stronger to
take the aggressive or stand upon the
defensive, as the case might be.
Great Britain has more warships
under construction now than iihe
ever before had at one time, and
will continue building until she has
fleets that will -equal or exceed the
combined :leets of any two nations
with which she is likely to come
into conflict. This, of course, will
force other1 nations, which have no
love for nor confidence in Great
Britain, to increase their fleets, so
that Great Britain must continue to
build indefinitely if she wishes to
maintain her relative strength, and
it also means that other maritime
nations will have to do likewise until
the great armies of the world will be
afloat,"ahd the great battles of the
world be fought upon, the water or
One of the results of all this is a
national indebtedness, the aggregate
of which is appalling nearly $2G,
000,000,000, three times as much
metallic money a3 there is in the
world.; The Bureau of Foreign Com
merce furnishes the following tabu
lated statement of the debts of the
leading European nations:
France . . ,
Prussia . .
Bavaria . .
Grand total. . . . . . ..$23,635,266,441
To thiij is to be added the debt of
the United States, about $1,900,-
000,000; 'of China, over $200,000,
000; of Japan, we do not know how
much, wichwill run the total up to
nearly $26,000,000,0000, and still
leave unreckoned the debts of the
minor countries in Europe, and the
T -r J l 1 o il - .
uaun liepuDiics ooum oi us.
In thir ty-three years, or an aver
age life time, this country has paid
off about! one-third of its debt, which
is now on tho increase at the rate of
about $2,00,000,000 a year, or the
increased expenditures are" about
that amount, which is practically
the .same thing. The people are
taxed to pay what otherwise would
bo added to the debt. About four
years, at the present rate of in
creased expenditures, would put us
back where we were at the end of the
war between the States and wipe out
the $800,000,000 that have been
But this is the only country that
has made any serious effort to pay its
public debt or materially reduce it.
Ihey have generally contented them
selves; with paying the interest if
they could, for failure to pay inter
est means a forfeiture of credit and j
the inability to borrow more money
when needed, and that probably has
more to do 'with the paying of the
interest than national honor or hon
esty has, for . nations have little
honor or honesty when it comes to
matters of debt. There are few if
any of them that ever expect to pay
the principal in full -of which they
owe, and that is one reason why
they regard with., so much indiffer
ence the increase in their debts, and
go on adding to them. When an
individual heavily in debt, without
visible resources to meet his obliga
tions, continues to add to his indebt
ednesSjVthe fair presumption is that
he does not intend to pay nor to try
to pay, and the presumption is just
as fair in the case of a nation, which
continues to add to a debt that it is
unable to pay.
And yet we hear a great deal about
the "good faith," "the honor" and
"the honesty" of nations, and the
demands from the self-constituted
custodians of the honor and honesty
of nations that they discharge their
obligations in gold, when not one of
them Sis able to do it or ever will be
or has the remotest intention of
doing bo. And most of them delib
erately put themselves in a position
to make that impossible when they
consented to the demonetization of
silver 'and thus destroyed; for debt
paying purposes one-half, and at that
time more than one-half, the me
tallic money of the world. They
did this deliberately, and thus, put
themselves in the power of their
conspiring creditors, and at the same,
time reduced their ability to meet
their obligations if they had the
honest intention to do so. The na
tions are now simply debt-ridden, -in
the clutches of the money-lenders,
and will never get out. .
THEY CAN'T ATTACK IT.
The New York Sun is now a rabid
Republican paper. It has, we think,
a correspondent at 'Raleigh, who
essays to keep it informed on politi
cal events in this State. "We sup
pose the following, which the Ra-.
leigh Post clips from the Sun, fol
lowed by appropriate comment, is
based upon information f urnisned by
the Raleigh correspondent:
"Some question has been raised as'
to the constitutionality of the proposed
amendment to the North Carolina
Constitution disfranchising colored
voters. A careful study of it by Re
publican lawyers is said to disclose the
fact that its provisions do not contra
vene the fifteenth amendment to the
Constitution of the United States, or
abridge the rights of the black man to
vote on 'account race, color or previ
ous condition of servitude,' but simply
establishes a qualification of suffrage.
It is pointed out that several hundred
colored voters qualified to the suffrage
in North Carolina prior to 1867 will be
protected in their rights under the pro
posed amendment, which in this par
ticular makes no discrimination and
establishes no color line."
j The Sun might have added that
there are a half dozen or more of
the best Republican lawyers in the
State who not only believe in the
constitutionality of the proposed
amendment, but have announced
that they will support and vote for
They might as well try td keep
back the tide with a pitchfork a3 to
nullify this amendment by judicial
process, for there is nothing to base
such a process on. There is no dis
crimination in it on account of race
or color, and no provision in it that
applies to one citizen which does
not apply to all. The talk of con
testing it in the courts is all bluff.'
BULLDOZING THE BOER.
It is quite evident that the pur-
i . m . t " ' A X
pose 01 tne unamoenain party is w
bulldoze, if they can, the Boers into
the acceptance of the British de
mands without qualification. At
first the complaints came from the
Outlanders (which practically means
the Englishmen residing in the
Transvaal) that they were not ac
corded" political and commercial
rights enjoyed by the Boers. Con
cessions were made in these and
some reforms were instituted.
That the franchise is not a seri-.
ous cause of complaint is shown by
the statement of President Kruger
that there are now in the Transvaal
fifty thousand aliens who are en
titled to the - franchise under the
seven years residence requirement,
and yet, although they are regis
tered very few of them have availed
themselves of it, and those thai have
are mostly Africa-born. But the
Chamberlain party now seem to have
planted themselves on the conces
sion of British authority, refusing to
discuss the treaty of 1884, which
practically means that the Transvaal
Republic must admit that it is
British territory and exists as a
Government by British sufferance.
j The real animus is shown by the
dispatch of Sir Alfred Milner,
(Chamberlain's right bower), when
he protested - against the delay in
bringing matter to a head, and said
this dallying might cause a "reac
tion" in England. He evidently
wants to strike "while the iron is
hot," and before the British people
can take a sober second thought and
discuss that question on its merits.
ne is tne gentleman who on ae
parting for South Africa, wbgin
asked what he proposed to do, re
plied, "If you saw a pile of $500,000,
000 of gold and an armed Boer sit
ting upon it, what would you do?"
A very significant answer and very
suggestive of the animus of the Brit
ish schemers in this whole business.
Simmer it all down, they are sim
ply trying to .bulldoze the Boers,
who are numerically weak,' and get
possession of those mines, and for
that they are willing to spend Brit
ish money and shed British blood.
It is an . ill wind that blow3 no
good. The high price of beef is
creating an extraordinary demand
for cheese, and the diarymen are in
clover. About the time the hanker
ing for cheese is fairly developed
some cusses will form a trust on
that and up wjll go the price. Cheese
is not immune from the trusts.
President McKinley has "grace
fully" declined to be present at the
Dewey reception in New York.
That was thoughtful. Mr. Mc
Kinley doesn't like to play second
fiddle at a frolic.
According to the New York Tri
bune, there are 250,000 people in
Porto Rico who must be provided
for until the next crop comes on.
DIED YESTERDAY MORNING.
Mr. H. A. Tucker Relieved of His Suffer
ing in Death Funeral With Odd
" Fellow Honors.
Mr. Harry A Tucker, who was so
severely burned by the explosion of a
lamp at his hotel in Charlotte Thurs
day night died at 3 o'clock yesterday
morning from the effects of the injuries
received. A telegramto Capt J. M.
McGowan, secretary of Wilmington
Lodge No. 139 L O. O. P., of which
Mr. Tucker was a useful member,
conveyed the sad intelligence to the
deceased man, many friends in this
city. The telegram was sent by Mr.
Robert Tucker from Hamlet, while on
his to Wilmington with the body of
his dead brother.
The following is taken from yester
day's Charlotte Observer:
"Mr. Harry A. Tucker, who was
badly burned at the Charlotte Hotel
Thusrday night, died this morning at
3 o'clock from his injuries. It was
learned soon after the accident that he
was an Odd Fellow, and the Odd
Fellows' of the city gave him every
attention possible yesterday and last
night. His ' brother, Mr. Robert
Tucker, arrived here last night from
Wilmington, and had completed all
arrangements for taking his brother to
Wilmington this morning at 5 o'clock.
Mr. Tucker was conscious yesterday
for a few moments, when the effect
of the opiates was wearing off. He
said he was aroused from his sleep the
night before by the explosion of the
lamp. Mr. Moore, proprietor of the
hotel thought the lamp had not ex
ploded, but that Mr. Tucker had
knocked it over. Mr. Tucker said:
"I had been asleep." Just how the
accident occurred will now never be
known. The man's injuries were con
sidered serious from the first. He was
dreadfully, burned in the side this
wound caused his death. The affair is
truly a deplorable one. Deceased wa3
highly spoken of by all who knew
him. He was steady, quiet and a
most estimable man in every respect."
The following committee of Odd
Fellows met the 12.05 o'clock S. A. L.,
train yesterday and escorted the re
mains to the Rock Spring Hotel,
where Mr. Tucker made his home
while in this city: Messrs. G. T.
Bland, I. Shrier, J. H. Boatwright,
Thad F. Tyler, W. C. Smith. W. H.
Badon, j. W. Monroe and M. Kirsch
baum. The deceased was in the forty-first
year of his age and was unmarried.
He was born in Cornwall, England,
and had spent about 12 years of his
life in Wilmington and at Goldsboro,
at which place he conducted a branch
of his marble business here. He leaves
a father, Mr. Wm. Tucker, of Corn
wall, Eng., and three brothers, Mr.
R. D. Tucker of this city and his part
ner in business, and Messrs. William
and James Tucker, of Milford, Mass.
The funeral was conducted yester
day afternoon at 5 o'clock from the
Rock Spring hotel by Rey. A. S.
Barnes, pastor of Market Street M. E.
Church, and the interment was in
Oakdale cemetery, the pall bearers
being from the fraternal orders of
which he was a member, as follows:
Past Grands James W. Monroe
Frank Myers, J. M. McGowan and I.
Shrier, of the Odd Fellows,1 and
Messrs . Kelly Jewell, ' C. A. Stead
and E. J. Grimsley, of the Hepta
sophs, and Mr. M. P. Taylor, a friend,
Odd .Fellow burial rites were ob
served by. Noble Grand B. J. Jacobs
and Chaplain J. M. McGowan.
Damage Suit Against C. C. R. R. Co.
Herbert McClammy, Esq., counsel
for L. C. McKoy, of Brunswick coun
ty, yesterday instituted suit in the
Superior Court against the Carolina
Central Railroad Company for al
leged .damages to jthe plaintiffs prop
erty near Phoenix, N. C, in the
burning of a large area of forest land,
fences, etc., by a fire said to have
been started by a spark from an en
gine of the defendant company. Al
though the qomplaint has not yet
been filed, Mr. McClammy says that
the complainant will ask .for $1,500
WILMINGTON, N. C, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 22,
COTTON AND NAVAL STORES RECEIPTS
Those of Uttoa Far in Excess of Corre
sponding. Period Last Year.
A comparative statement of the re
ceipts of cotton and naval stores at the
port of Wilmingtou was posted at the
Produce Exchange yesterday, as fol
Week Ended September 15, 1899
Cotton, 11,096 bales; spirits, 812 casks;
rosin, 2 barrels; tar, 169 barrels; crude
turpentine, 61 barrels. ,
Week'Ended September 15,1898
Cotton, 4,707 bales; spirits, 594 ; casks;
rosin, 3,879 barrels; tar, 1,401 barrels;
crude turpentine, 109 barrels. '
Crop Year to September 15, 1899
Cotton, 15,837 bales; spirits turpen
tine, 18,891 casks; rosin, 63,336 barrels;
tar, 26,730 barrels; crude turpentine,
Crop Year to September 15, 1898
Cotton, 5,562 bales; spirits turpentine,
77,553 casks; rosin, 85,955 barrels;
tar, 25,370 barrels; crude turpentine,
5,863 barrels. -
A noticeable feature of, the state
ment is the great difference in the re
ceipts of cotton for this year and those
of the past year, not only for the
week, but also for the crop year up to
September 15th. The heavy receipts
are probably due to the forwardness of
-the crop and the favorable weather for
picking in the up country, as it has
been established for some time that in
the territory tributary to Wilmington
the crop is approximately one-third
COTTON AND NAVAL STORES
A Review of the Week's Business On the
There was an advance of one-half
cent in spirits turpentine on the local
market yesterday, closing quotations
having been posted at the Produce Ex
change at 4545 cent3, with receipts
of only 49 casks and tone of the mar
ket firm. The market opened during
the first of the week at 4343f cents.
but a steady advaaca for the past
several days has been experienced and
the close of the present week has left
the market slowly creeping" up to the
unparalleled prices realized about the
middle of August Rosin continues
firm with sales at 9095 cents and tar
at $1.30.- For the first time in several
weeks there has been activity in the
hard grade of crude turpentine and
the quotations yesterday were very
firm at $1.30 per barrel for hard and
$2.50 for virgin and dip.
The receipts of cotton yesterday were
the heaviest of any single day this sea
son, 3,232 bales having been brought in
on the various trains and transporta
tion lines up to noon. The market is
Quoted steady at 6 Scents for middling,
as against 5 cents on the correspond
ing date last year.
A typographical error in the state
ment of the receipts of naval stores
published in the Stab yesterday gave
those of spirits turpentine for the crop
year to September 15th, 1898 as 77,553,
when it should have been 17,553 as
compared with 18,891 for the corres
ponding period this year. ; The daily
receipts of rosin, tar and crude were
also given for those of the week end
LOCAL SHIPPINQ INTELLIQNCE.
List of Vessels Reported Having Cleared
for Wilmington Cotton Steamers.
The New York Maritime Begister
of this week gives the following record
of vessels which will arrive at the
port of Wilmington during the next
British steamship Marian, 1,218
tons, Martin; arrived at Manchester
August 31st, for Wilmington and
Liverpool, Bremen or Ghent. w
British steamship Isle of Ramsey,
1,062 tons; sailed from Huelva Au
gust 31st. i , . '
Schooner J. Percy Bartram, 320
tons, Lord; cleared Havana Septem
ber 3rd for Wilmington; Port-au-Prince
and New York.
Brie Caroline Gray, 289 tons,
Meader; at South Amboy, Sept. 12th.
Norwegian barque Argo, 584 tons;
Arentsen; sailed from Pernambuco
Norwegian barque Rosenius, 532
tons; Bogerald; passed Deal for Wil
mington Sept. 4th.
Norwegian barque Skuld, 913 tons :
Hamburg to Wilmington; cleared
Shields Sept. 1st. .
Accident to the Steamer New York.
The Clyde steamship New York,
which sailed from Wilmington Satur
day last, lost her rudder off Cape Hat
teras and had to be assisted to New
York by the steamship. Seminole.
Messrs. Wm. P. Clyde & Co. have
written to Mr. .EL G. Smallbones,
agent of the Clyde Line here, that in
order to protect the interests of the
Wilmington merchants to tho fullest
extent practicable, they will probably
arrange to have the Seminole sail
Sunday evening for this port. The
steamship Seminole has a tonnage of
1.967 and is in charge of Capt Bearse.
She has hitherto been on the run of
the Clyde Steamship Company from
NewxYork to Jacksonville by way of
Charleston. - e
The Bell Buoy.
Southport Standard: Although we
made note of the fact two weeks ago
that the. bell buoy, which marks the
entrance to the Cape Fear bar, is
capsized, and that the same has been
reported by shipping men no steps
haye been taken to relieve the perilous
situation. The importance of this
buoy is such that an early adjustment
is very necessary.
Sandsucker Cape Fear.
Baltimore Sun, 15th; The United
States sandsucker Cape T?ear, which
has received a new boiler and thor
ough overhauling of machinery at the
works of the James Clark Company,
made a trial trip in the river yester
day and made a creditable showing.
It is expected to have her ready for
departure for Cape Fear river in a felir
PROPOSED RAILWAY I
LINE TO SOUTHFORT.
Survey Began Yesterday, But Whether for
the Railroad or Real Estate Par
chase Is Unknown.
Speculation has been rife for sev
eral weeks as to just what are the in
tentions of the corporation of Phila
delphia capitalists who were recently
granted a charter for the building of
a railway from this city to Southport
and for the establishment of a coaling
station at the latter point.
Those in authority who have been
here and at Southpprt for some time,
are very reticent ia. speaking of their
plans for the f uturebeyoaid-'that the
railroad will certaimyhuilt and
that, too, in the near futui
Mr. Charles N. Wire; orPhiladel-
phia, one of the chief promoters of the
enterprise, has Cbsen in the city.
ior- several wee
the lay of t
0 proposed route,
and this week
e was joined by
Engineer Jpoe, a
who is also looking over the ground.
Both went down to Southport this
week to look after Nthat end of the
line, and a gentleman residing at
Southport, who cameup ,on last
evening's boat, in conversation with
a reporter of the Star, said that a
party of engineers had begun a sur
vey, starting from near iihe steamer
Wilmington's wharf, but whether for
the line of railway ovtov a proposed
purchase of real estateat Southport
he was unable to say. He stated that
he was interested enough to inquire
as to the survey being made, but that
the promoters preferred at the present
to make none of their plans known to
It is surmised that the new com
pany are after purchasing the fran
chise and the ten miles already grad
ed along the proposed route of the
old company, which went to pieces
some years ago. However, this is all
a matter of speculation thus far. -
HAD HIS LEG CUT OFF.
Negro Excursionist by His Own Careless
ness Was the Victim of An Acci
dent Last Night.
A middle aged colored man, who
came to town on the excursion yester
day, and who wound up the day's fes
tivities with a spree, was run over by
one of the Atlantic Coast Line'sjshift
ing engines in the yard just below
Fourth street bridge about 7 o'clock
last night and his .leg crushed off
about four inches below the knee
. The negro, whose name could not
be learned either from the railroad
people or from the City Hospital
authorities, where he was afterwards
sent for treatment, wandered down,
the track while waiting at the depot
for the return of the excursion, and
without cause began violently abusing
and cursing the railroad watchman on
The watchman called to Policeman
Guy, who was passing on the bridge,
to come down and arrest the negro,
but before the officer could reach him,
he stepped in front of a shifting en
gine with the result before stated.
Dr. C. D. Bell at fiMft attended him,
but after being senwto the Hospital
Dr. D.-W. Bulluck, the Coast Line
surgeon, and Dr. Bolles, superintend
ent of the hospital, examined the
wound and found an amputation
necessary, which they performed, tak
ing off the leg just above the knee.
The negro is employed on a trestle
force or "floating gang"of the Coast
Line and came down from Whiteville
on the negro excursion yesterday.
No blame is attached to the engineer
or fireman on the. engine which did
SUIT AGAINST CAPT. HARPER.
Alleged Damages to Amount of $2,000
, Asked for Little Girl Who Fell
Messrs. Empie&Empie, attorneys,
yesterday morning instituted a suit
against Capt. J. W. Harper, owner
of the steamer Southport, for their
client, Jno. Hales, who resides near
corner Third and Wright streets, this
The suit is an action for alleged
damages and a Stab representative
learned yesterday from one of the at
torneys, that $2,000 will be asked for.
The complaint, he said, would
allege that on or about April 3rd,
an eight year old daughter of
the plaintiff, while a passenger on
the steamer Southport, fell through a
hatchway in the aft cabin, which was
negligently and without warning left
open by one of the deck hands, and
sustained injury by losing a front
tooth and damaged otherwise more
The suit is brought in the name of
the daughter by the father as com
plainant Mr. Hales and family were
returning from the funeral of a rela
tive at Southport at the time the
alleged accident took place.
Accident at Elkton.
John Utley, a colored man employed
at Mr. L. T. Cottingham's lumber mill
at Elkton, had three of the fingers and
thumb of his left hand cut off by con
tact with the circular saw at the plant
yesterday morning, whiie engaged in
clearing the saw pit of dust The ac
cident happened early enough for the'
negro to be sent on the 12.05 o'clock
Carolina Central train to this city,
where he received temporary surgical
attention by Dr. W. J. Love, after
which he was sent to the City Hospital.
ACCIDENTALLY SHOT HIMSELF
Mir. John E. Cowed Wounded by Discharge
i of (lun With Which He Had Started
Rice Bird Hunting.
While on his way over the river
yesterday afternoon about 5 o'clock
for a rice bird shoot, in company with
his friend, Mr. F. W. Ortmann, Jr.,
Mr. John E. Cowell, a well known
and popular young sportsman, acci
dentally shot himself in the! right wrist
and arm while disembarking from the
canoe in which he and his companion
had rowed themselves across the
Mr. Ortmann was sitting in the
stern of the boat as they reached the !
bank near Governor Russell's rice
farm and Mr. Cowell, who was row
ing, arose from the seat and was lift
ing the gun from the bottom of the
boat by the barrel, when the hammer
was drawn against sjme obstacle
which raised it and discharged one of
the barrels, which was loaded with
No. 8 shot, with the result as stated-
By the assistance of a colored man,
whom they called, the young men
were quickly rowed back to the city and
Mr. Cowell was taken in a carriage to
the City Hospital, where he is being
attended by Dr. A. H. Harriss. Though
none of the wounds are serious, the
worst is at the wrist and the arm
was more or less sprinkled with shot
to the shoulder. Several shot also
entered his right cheek. A telephone
message from the hospital last night
said that he was doing remarkably
well and would be out in a short time.
The wounded young man was a
member of the Jsantuccets crew
during, the late war with Spain and
has many friends and associates, who
are glad to note that the accident was
not more serious.
Interesting Figures Gleaned From Advanced
Report to Sovereign Grand Lodge.
Past Grand Sire Charles M. Busbee,
of Raleigh, left yesterday morning for
Detroit, Michigan, to attend the an
nual session of the Sovereigu Grand
Lodge of Odd Fellows. An advanced
sheet of the annual report gives the
following interesting figures of Odd
Fellowship in America:
"December 31st, last, our subordi
nate lodge membership : was 830,961
and the number of sisters enrolled in
the Rebekah lodges numbered 190,007,
These figures in combination exhibit
a total membership of 1,020,968, and
enables us for the nrst time to honest
ly claim fraternal affiliations with
over a million persons.! The above
figures show an increase of 18,041 in
subordinate lodge membership, and of
12,184 in female membership of Re
bekah lodges. A total net gain during
the last calendar year of 30,225. The
number of subordinate ; lodges has
been increased by 190 making 11,419
now in existence, while the 5,053 Re
bekah lodges indicate an increase of
"The total revenue during 1898 was
$8,765,393.56. Thb total expenditure
$7,582,712.96. Surplus of revenue
over expenditure $1,183,680.60."
ARE WORKING NEW TERRITORY.
Megsrs. Alexander Sprunt & Son Are Ex
tending Their Business to New Fields.
The following with reference to the
progressiveness of the firm of Messrs.
Alexander Sprunt &Son, Wilming
ton's wide-awake cotton exporters, is
taken from yesterday's Florence
Reports from Barnwell, S. C, say
that Sprunt & Son, of Wilmington,
are working that new territory of tne
Coast Line to great effect The reports
from Wilmington are to the effect that
these same men are sending out the first
shin of cotton of the new year. Such
men as these do not require natural
advantages in a town m which they
find their lines cast. They constitute
advantages that outweigh natural
advantages too far to ount When
such men as these are interesting
themselves in a town it is not hard to
get railroads to take an interest in
that town. In fact it all comes back
to the position that we have always
held that it is the men who make the
town, and that all other things taken
together do not weigh a pinch of
snuff. . ' .
AFTER COLORED RECRUITS.
A Great Opportunity for the Negroes of
News and Observer.
Lieutenant Settle yesterday received
orders to begin enlisting men for the
two colored volunteer regiments, the
Forty-eighth and Forty-ninth. The
Forty-eighth will be stationed at Fort
Thomas, Ky., and the Forty-ninth at
Jefferson barracks, near St. Liouis,
Recruits can select either, but those
having no preference will be sent to
Fort Thomas. These ape the only col
ored regiments to be raised, and they
will probably be filled very quickly.
The recently appointed colored officers
of this State will probably be assigned
to help recruit, and if so offices may
be opened in Durham or vvinston.
Stricken With Paralysis.
Mr. J. A. McGeachy left for Lum
ber Bridge yesterday in response to a
telegram announcing the serious ill
ness of his father, Mr. J. D. Mc
Geachy, of that place, who, the tele
gram stated, had received two strokes
of paralysis. Rev. D.! P. McGeachy
and wife, of Burgaw, were in the city
when the telegram was received and
accompanied Mr. J. A. McGeachy to
the bedside of their father.
is usually so full of suffering and danger that she looks forward to the critical hour with appre
hension and dread. Mother's Friend, by its penetrating and soothing properties, allays nausea,
nervousness" and aU unpleasant feelings, and so prepares the system that she passes through the
event safely with but little suffering, as numbers have testified and said, " it is worth its weight
in gold." It is sold by aU drug
gists. Boole containing valua-
ble information to all, mailed I ' I flfcTf
free, upon application to the ly.
Bradfield Regulator Com- IV I
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Fell From the Roof of the Delgado Cotton
Mill Died at Seven O'clock
Fatal injuries; were sustained by
Mr. W. W. Harvellatthe new Del
gado cotton mill yesterday forenoon,
he having fallen from the roof of the
building to the ground, a distance of
about 35 feet, breaking his left leg,
fracturing his lower jaw bones, be
sides sustaining . serious- internal in
juries from the effects of which he
died at 7 o'clock last night.
Mr. Uarvell was about 35 years of
age, a carpenter by trade, having come
to this city some weeks ago, accom
panied by his wife and two children,
to work for Messrs. Zacharv and
Zachary, contractors, on the Delgado
Cotton Mill. They came from Dunlin
county. At the time of the accident Mr.
Harvell was nailing9 sheathing on the
roojlof the main building preparatory
to placing the fin.' He intended to
draw the edges of the two planks to
gether by putting his hammer over
the edge of the upper one, when the
hammer slipped off, giving him -such
an impetus in a fall backward that he
went over the eave of the building
clear beyond the scaffolding and head
long thirty-five feet to the ground,
striking as he fell a scantling about
three feet below the roof. He was car
ried to his home, one of the new mill
cottages, where (Dr. Bellamy and Dr.
Russell attended him.
Mr. Zachary spoke very regretfully
to a Stab reporter of the accident,
saying that the deceased was an in
dustrious and skilled carpenter and a
steady straight-forward man.
The remains will be carried to Du
plin county for interment to-day.
DIED EARLY YESTERDAY MORNING.
Mr, Wallace H. Styron Passed Away at
His Home in This City.
At his home on Fourth street, be
tween Princess and Chesnut, early
yesterday morning, Mr. Wallace H.
Styron, a well ! known and esteemed
citizen of Wilmington, died in the
50th year of his age after an illness
of about one week.
Mr. Styron was a native of Carteret
county, but moved to this city when
a boy, where he has since resided,
having been in the tobacco business
here for a number of years. He was
last employed by the N. Jacobi Hard
ware Company, whom he was serving
at the time of his death.
He is survived by an aged mother,
Mrs. C. H. Styron, a wife and eight
children. He also leaves two brothers,
Mr. O. W. Styron,, of Knoxville,
Tenn.;Mr. E. G. Styron, of Monti-
cello, Ark., and one sister, Mrs. George
Laidlaw, of Cuirrie, N." C.
Mr. Styron was a man of many ex
emplary traits and. was a member of
Wilmington Lodge No. 319 of Masons,
Cornelius Harnett Council No. 231
Royal Arcanum and Cape Fear Lodge
No. 2, 1. O. O, F., which is called to
assemble at its lodge room this after
noon for the purpose of attending the
funeral, which, will be held from the
late residence at 4 o'clock. He will
be buried with Odd Fellow honors.
DR. STRANGE RETURNED YESTERDAY.
Arrived From I His Vacation Spent
Europe On Last Evening's Train.
Rev. Dr. Robert Strange, rector of
St. James Episcopal Church, arrived
in the city last evening on the return
from his European tour, whither he
went on, a vacation granted him by
the vestry of St James' Church for
his health which many friends will
be glad to learn is greatly improved.
Dr. Strange was met at the train by
almost the entire vestry of his congre
gation.by whom he is greatly beloved,
and a carriage in waiting took him to
the rectory for a short while, after
which he left on the evening Seacoast
train for the Sound where he visited
the bereaved widow of his lamented
brother. Col. Thos. W. Strange, who
died while he was away. Dr. Strange
will return to the city to-day and
will conduct i the usual "services in
St James'-Church to-morrow morning
Mrs. Strange, who is visiting her
parents at Lawrenceville, Va., will
not return until next month.
"Cousin" Ansel Was Here.
The Stab had the pleasure of a
visit last evening from Mr. Ansel
D. Roeers. of Bennettsville. He said
he had lost 34 pounds in weight. Never
theless, there was no chair in the Stab
office big enough and strong enough
to hold him, and we were compelled
to ask him to take a seat on the floor.
"Cousin" Ansel was loaded with jokes
which he fired at us incessantly. The
best of the assortment was the state
ment that he had not been to Maxton
for more than a year.
New Postmaster for Maxton.
Maxton Scottish Chief: Col. W. G.
Hall has been appointed postmaster
at this place, yice W. J. Currie re
moved. Col. Hall is a staunch Repub
lican but never goes back on his own
people. We believe the appointment
meets with tne approval of our people,
and we congratulate Col. Hall on his
Is to love children, and a
hon e can be completely hap
py without them, yet the
ordeal; through which the
expectant mother must past
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Committees to be Appointed at
Joint Meeting of Masons
Tuesday Night. f
MR. NOBLE F. MARTIN HERE.
Will Lay Plans for Fair Before Wilming
ton Masons Will Have County Fair
and Japanese Village Valu
During the week the movement for
holding a big Masonic Fair in the city
will be fully launched and the Ma
sons of Wilmington will leave no
stone unturned for making the oc
casion a tremendous success.
Mr. Noble F. Martin under whose
direction the fair is to ba gotten up,
arrived yesterday and in another
column will be found a notice calling
a joint meeting of all the Masons in ,
the city to be held at 8 o'clock Tues
day night in St. John's Hall for the
purpose of meeting Mr. Martin, whop
will on this occasion explain his plans.
At this meeting the committees neces
sary for arranging the fair will be ap
pointed. Later on a number of com
mittees composed of ladies are to be
selected. The meeting is called by the
Directors of The Masonic Temple Cor- '
In conversation with a member of
the Stab staff, Mr. Martin said last
night that while his plans are not fully
formulated, it is certain that the fair
will be open November 13th to 25th in
the Masonic Temple. Everything in
the fair will be for sale. A special
feature will be the "country store,"
every article in which will be sold at
ten cents each. There will also be
probably ten booths, which will be ar
ranged as a Japanese village.
Suppers will be served to the public
every night of the fair, and there will
be dancing in the superb dance hall,
which is a feature of the new
Temple. Mr. Martin has his office,
for the present in room No. 41
at The Orton. A Star representa
tive called there last night and was
shown a number of articles which
have been donated by various friends
of his, and will be on sale at the fair.
All were donated by people of Utica,
and were brought here by Mr. Mar-,
tin. Notable among them is a lance
wood bass fishing rod, donated by
Mr. F. D. Devine. It is a rare and
finely finished rod, capable of haul
ing in a six-pound fish.
Mrs. Noble F. Martin presented a
richly wrought Knights Templar pil
low, with the cross and crown in red
and gold, with jewels in yellow, red
and blue, and bearing the motto ' 'In
Hoc Signo Yinces." It is to be placed
in the commandery booth.
Little Miss Jessie Louise Martin
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Noble F.
Martin, presented an exquisite centre
piece. The outer edge is deftly em
broidered with white silk and the in
ner circles with- red and two shades
Mr. Wm. H. Cloher, Jr., has pre
sented, through Mr-Martin, a bolt of
60 yards of cheese cloth to be used in
making table dusters. Mr. Cloher is
a cotton manufacturer of Utica.
THE FALL SESSION OF
Successfuly Held at White Plains Thurs
day, Friday and Yesterday Every
Evidence of Great Success.
Rev. A. D. McClure and Rev. P. O.
Morton returned yesterday from at
tendance upon the Fall session of the
Wilmington Presbytery which was
held at White Plains from Thursday
evening at 7.30 o'clock until yester
day at 10 A. M., when adjournment
was taken until Wednesday before the
first Sunday in April at Faison, N. O.
Rev; P. C. Wooton was Moderator at
White Plains and the opening sermon
was preached by Rev. R. Li Lancas
ter. "The clerks were Rev. R. Murphy
Williamsjind Mr. W. I. Shaw. .
The call of Mr. McGeachy to the
Burgaw group of churches was taken
up, but as Mr. McGeachy was hot pre
sent by reason of the sickness of his
father, it was ordered that a called
meeting of the Presbytery be held at
Burgaw on Tuesday, the25th inst, for
the purpose of ordaining and install
ing Mr. McGeachy as pastor of the
Rev. A. D. McClure, Rev. Jno.
Stanly Thomas and Rev. S. H. Isler
were added to the Home Mission Com
mittee and Rev. Mr. McClure made
A memorial to the late Rev. K. Mc
Donald was read by Rev. A. Mc
Mr. Eugene B. Carr, of Wallace,
was taken under the care of the Pres
bytery as a ministerial student and the
name of Mr.' Marcellus Wootten .:
dropped from the role, of candidates
for the reason that Ihe has entered,
upon the study of law.
Rev. R. Murphy Williams was
elected trustee for Davidson College
and agent for the Bible course, and
Rev. W. M. Shaw was selected agent
for Church and Christian Education.
The Presbytery appointed Revs. R.
V. Lancaster, W. M. Shaw and Mr.
Henry Farrlbr to install Rev. R. Mur
phy Williams at Rockfish on the fourth
Sunday in October at 11 o'clock and at
Mount Zion Church at 3 o'clock in the
afternoon. And on the third Sunday
in November he is to be installed at
Warsaw by Rev. A. D. McClure, Dr!
Jno. M. Faison and Mr. A. F. John
. A member of the Stab staff was
told last night that the reports, etc.,
at the session just closed showed the
religous status of the Presbytery to
be very good. Especial progress was
made in the Brunswick field, which
is in charge of Rev. W. M. Shaw.
Among those who passed through
the city yesterday en route home from
the Presbytery were Rev. R." V. Lan
caster, president of James Sprunt In
stitute, Kenans ville; Rev. S. H. Isler,
of Goldsboro; Mr. Henry Farrior, of
Kenansville, and Mr. J. W. Cowan,