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INSPECTION OF THE
WILMINGTON, N. C
f1.00 A YEAR. IN ADVANCE.
LeGrand and Young's Report Estimates
i ef Cotton and Other Prodacts The
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j. aiered at the Poat Office at dmtgton, N. C, ai
Second Clan Ma er.l
" SUBSCRIPTION P iCE.
The subscription price of the We - -lj Star It a
sfficw year, POitage paid .! 00
a 6 xnontbs 1 ................ 60
"PATEIOT PENHOU BONDS.'
Col. Shaw, the Commander of the
G. A. R-, is said to have been
elected by the Pension attorneys,
who pulled forj him. Whether the
Col, is- one of the "heroes", of
the unpleasantness between the
Xorth And the South we do not
know; if so he was one of the little
heroes who has not been loudly
tooted through the trumpet of
famcbut he is in it now, and is
playing for fame or something else
a3 the great pension boomer who is
not satisfied with what the Govern
ment has done jfor the soldiers, but
insists that it must do more for
them, and when it runB out of cash
keep on doing it. He has a policy.
"What if the roll is large?" he asks.
"The old soldiers saved this nation,
and their reward should be com
mensurate with their services."
This means that it is impossible for
the veterans to ask too much, for
they saved it all and practically are
entitled to all they saved. The
little U0,00O,boO a year they are
getting now in pensions wouldn't
amount to a pinch out of a two-ton
funds that he
Sam .gets so short on
can't come to time
with the spot cash here is the way
that Col. Shaw proposes to do it.
He would issue "patriot bonds."
"If," he says, 'j'the burdens should
prove too heavy I am in favor of a
pat riot pension bond issue, so that
only the interest would have to be
met from year to year. Let pos
terity meet the bonds when they
mature. "Why not? The-country
was saved to posterity. It is only
proper that a
part of the burden
should fall on posterity." The pro
babilities are that posterity will have
a good deal of ihis thing to tote any
way, bond issue or no bond issue, if
the pensions continue to increase as
they have been! doing instead of de
crease, as they should do. Over two
thousand . millions of dollars have
been paid' out! in pensions already
and "posterity' has paid a good deal
of this for there are people paying
pension taxes j now who were not
born when the pension pullers
"saved the nation." But this is the
first instalment of "posterity." The
Col. proposes to stick it to the sub
sequent instalments until the last of
the pensioners j has crossed the river
when there will be no need for pen
sions. ' J -. ' '
When the pensions reached the
aggregate of $38,000,000 . some of
the Republican statesmen, among
whom were ! General Grant and
General Garfield, (then in Con
gresirand afterwards the Presi
dent), who felt alarmed ' at its
proportions, consoled themselves
with the belief and . assured the
people that fthev had reached
the maximum ana would decrease
from year to j year, but they didn't
calculate on the emergencies of pol
itics nor on the ingenuity or the re-'
sources of the hustling pension at
torney, who has been getting in his
work right along until the pensions
now, thirty-five years after the war,
aggregate $140,000,000 a year, more
money than is paid for pensions by
any Government in the world, even
byihqse which have been waging
war for ages, and now have stand
ug armies numbering hundreds of
thousands of men.
We believe! in pensions, and in
liberal pensions. We believe that all
governments should provide gener
ousiy ior men who serve them in
war and may become incapacited by
wounds or by disease contracted in
the service and they should also
generously provide for the families
of the men who die in the service,
upon whom they were dependent for
support. No reasonable person
would object! to such pensions as
these, and if only such pensions had
been paid in this country no voice
would ever have been raised against
them. j .
But there is no greater fraud per
petrated in this country at this day
than the pension system, and noth
( tog about which there is more hypo
critical rot talked than about the
debt we owe to the men who "saved
uc uaiion. xnere are now over a
million Dames on the pension rolls.
thirty-five years after the war closed.
es any one suppose that so many
names have an honest claim to be
there, without even taking into ac
count the soldiers who have died,
and gone off the rolls within that
time? On that roll are soldiers wh
never fired a gun, and never saw a
battle field; men w,ho may haveflired
a gun, but never receiveda wound
nor sustained any disability that
would prevent them from earning a
support; men who .never handled a
gun and took no. more active part in
the war than engineering a team of
mules hitched to a government
wagon; men who never did as much
as that, but simply wore some sort
of a uniform and followed the army
in some unimportant capacity,, but
their names got on the army rolls'and
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they put in their claims foif pen
sions,' and got them. There are
able bodied men who are earning
good salaries, but still draw pen
sions .as- dependents, disabled for
self-support, and there are widows,
bona fide widows 'and the specula
tive widows, who married the old
pensioners whom they concluded
couldn't live long. These are all
there,- and others on these rolls who
have no more right to be there than
the immigrant who arrived in this
country last year has.
The pension boomers are parad
ing all the veterans as "heroes" en
titled to all honor " and generous
tribute in cash. Some, and perhaps
many, of them are entitled to honor
and -to pensions, but they are not
all of the heroic mould by a good
deal. One would think to hear the
rot indulged in about the men who
"saved the. nation" that they bound
ed in response to the calls for troops
and were eager for the service to which
"patriotism" called, when as a matter
of fact the last calls that were made
had to be filled by drafts and by the
payment of bounties by the States
and by the Federal Government.
The -patriotism that inspired the
grabbing of a . gun and rushing to
the front was pretty well played out
in the : North, and if the war had
lasted a couple veafs lonarer it
would have been necessary to resort
to drafts or to bounties to get any
soldiers at all, and yet they are all
"heroes" now, patriots to whom this
Government "owes a debt that it can
never pay," and for whom Col. Shaw
would saddle posterity with "patri
otic bond issues" without limit. The
Colonel is one of the fellows who
believe in unstinted liberality when
some other fellow foots the bill. But
pension attorneys think the Colonel
a great man, and the projector of a
great scheme for them.
ANNEXED GREAT BESPONSI
Josh Billings once remarked that
"if our foresight was as good as our
hindsight" the average , man would
commit fewer mistakes. It is the
opinion r of a very large number of
people" now, including many who
are supporting the administration
in its -policy of "criminal aggres
sion" in the Philippines, that if the
foresight of the administration had
been as good as its hindsight it
would never have gotten the coun
try into that mess. In a statement
recently issued by Prof. Schurman,
of the Philippine commission, he
practically admits this in the fol
lowing: "The insurrection, thoueh serious
enough, asx experience has proven, is
not a national uprising, inuwu, were
is no Philippine nation. As I have
already said, there is a multifarious
collection of tribes having only this
in common, that they belong to the
Malar race. The inhabitants of the
archioelairo no more constitute a
continent of Europe do.
The United States haviDcr assumed
by a treaty of peace with Spain, sov
ereignty over the archipelago, be
came responsible for the maintenance
of peace and order, the administra
tion of justice, the security of lfe
and property among all the tribes of
. i i - -I mi i
me arcmpeiago. xms is an uuiigawuu
which intelligent Filipinos, not less
than foreign nations, expect us to ful
fill. Nor will the national Honor per
mit us to turn back. In taking the
Philippine islands we annexed great
responsibility. The fact that the re
sponsibility is heavier than most peo
ple supposed it would be is no excuse
for failure to discharge it. i repeat
that the Philippine question is essen
tially a question of national honor and
In annexing this heterogeneous
conglomeration of tribes we have,
no doubt, "annexed great responsi
bility," that will be a source of per:
plexity beyond the ken of any living
mortal. Malays, negroes and mon
grels of several races, with not one
sentiment in common with ns, they
will have to be controlled by force,
or by the consciousness on their part
that the force is near enough -to" be
available on call. They may be
tractable enough while everything
goes their way, but wheir crossed then
the only persuasive agency for them
will be guns and powder and ball.
That's the layout we are invited to
by the forcible expansionists, even in
the event we wipe the Filipinos out
and whip - them into submission.
Verily, we have, as Prof. Schurman
says, "annexed great responsi
It is said tfiat Gen. Funston will
be the Eepublican candidate ior
-Congressman at large m Jvansas.
Fnnstonia not very large, but if
t otiv ffraoir awimmin? in his
I campaign he will be in it.
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HOT LOOKING FOB A PICNIC
It is quite apparent from the dis
patches now being received bearing
upon the Transvaal imbroglio, that
there" are not many of th Eng
lish gentlemen who have anything
to do with that business who share
Sir Redvers Buller's opinion that if
war begin it will be all over in three
months. This is shown by the fact
that already a large increase . has
been made in the Dumber of soldiers
ordered to South A frica, about twice
as many as it was. the intention at
first to .send, and so is the estimated
expanse increased about $30,000,000
or $40,000,000 in the start, before a
shot has been fired.
When Mr. Chamberlain was mak
ing his demands, which were added
to from time to time as the Boers
showed any disposition to yield to
those previously made, he probably
did not include" the Orange Free
State as a factor, while now in con
sequence of his arbitrary demands
upon the Boers, he has that to deal
with too, and before he is through
with it he may also have thousands
of fighfers of the native tribes to
Under the circumstances it is not
surprising that Englishmen at home
are taking a second thought and are
seriously asking themselves the
question, whether there is any real
nece&sity for a war with these peo
ple, and what is to be gained by
war which could not bo gained by
peaceful methods. The people of
the Transvaal and of the Orange
Free State do not want war if it can
be averted, and much will be con
ceded to avert it, but if it comes it
will be because it will be forced by
the men who have been working
Great Britain up to the war heat. It
is not yet too late to avert war if a
proper spirit of conciliation be
shown by the representatives of the
British Government, but a very lit
tle thing may precipitate a war that
but few are really desirous of. The
shooting of a Filipino soldier pre
cipitated the war in the Philippines,
and we find it necessary to put an
army of 60,000 men in the field
there, and add ships to our already
large fleet in those waters, in conse
quence of that shot by an American
SOUTHERN COTTON MILLS.
The New York Journal of Com
rfierce and Commercial Bulletin had a
few days ago an interesting report of
the progress of cotton mill building
ing the South for the month of Sep
tember in which it is stated that the
activity in September exceeded that
of August. According to this report
our mills get moBt of their machin
ery from New England. We clip the
following from the report:
"The New' England machinery
builders continue to work extra time
to enable them to fill their contracts,
and within the past week it has be
come known that a decided increase in
the price of cotton milling machinery
is pending early, announcement, and
because of this several Southern com
panies that have their capital secured
but have not formally organized sent
their representatives North to make
contracts that will give them the ad
vantage of present prices. The recent
advances in iron -and steel will cause
this increase in the finished ma
chinery. "The several representatives of New
England companies who were investi
gating in the South for eligible sites
for branch factories during the sum
mer have returned home, and it is
known that one of them has its direc
tors considering the investment of a
laree sum in a Southern plant This
company's name cannot be stated as it
might interfere with plans,
"The spindles for September num
ber about 223,000 and the looms about
6,000. Conservatively estimated the
amount reauired to install this ma
chinery ready for operation will be
over 4,000,000. Besides this there
were about a dozen companies for
mally organized with capital subscrib
ed that did state just with their equip
ment is intended to be. This fact
tends to the belief that organizers are
moving carefully in the matter of just
what goods to manufacture, and de
cide uDon their eauinment only after
due deliberation. The capital of these
companies aggregates f 1,975,000.
This shows a $4,000,000 invest
ment for one month, and also shows
that New England capital is still
going into the building of mills in
the South, aB it has been doing for
sometime. There is no reason to
think that-this activity will not con
tinue for some time, but let a com
bine get control of our mills, and
then we may look for a cessation of
this activity, for fewer new mills
and finally for very few unless the
inombine concludes to build some at
particularly advantageous points.
We have been and are now doing so
well that combines, whatever they
nromise. should be given a wide
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Paul Kruger says if war come with
the British the Boers need not be
afraid, for "the Lord is on their
side." At the time of the Jameson
raid, "although bullets came by the
thousand, not a burgher was touched,
while over a hundred of the raiders
were killed, which showed that the
Lord directed the burghers' bullets."
But the burghers, all the same, do a
crood deal of practicing in marks-
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Jack Frost got away with the grape
crop in the Seneca grape belt, in
I New York, a few days ago. One
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vineyard lost 150 tons.
WILMINGTON, N. C, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 13,
The Washington Post says that
for the first time since Mr. McKinJ
ley has been in the White House
Senator Hanna was "turned down"
the other day. " He went up to see
the President, and was informed
that he couldn't go in because Mr.
McKinley was "talking to Admiral
Dewey," but if he came back in
about an hour he might find the
door open. Mark looked surprised,
grunted, and went, and for the first
time realized that there was some
one in this country that' took prece
dence over Hanna.
California has this .year broken
the record in fruit shipments East,
18,000 car loads againBt 14,000 for
the best previous year. Much of
this fruit was grown on what not
many years ago was called arid land,'
which irrigation brought to life.
The smallest baby on record pass- .
ed away in New York a few days
ago, a 5 inch one which weighed 17
ounces. It was being: kept in an in
cubator and although it seemed to
be doing well, fell into a sleep from
which it could not be wakened.
TIMBER BY THE MILLIONS.
Angola Lumber Company of Norfolk Scoops
Up 100,000,000 Feet Wilmington's
Mr. J. T. Bryant, of this city, man
ager in JNorta uaroima for the An
glola Lumber Company, of Norfolk,
Ya., rame to town -yesterday -from
Onslow county, where he has been
looking after the purchasing of stand
ing timber for his company. He tells
the Stab that his company has al
ready purchased one hundred million
feet of standing timber, and paid the
cash for it. - In one neighborhood in
Onslow last Saturday $2,000 in cash
were paid out for the timber on ad
jacent tracts. The company has pur
chased its timber in Onslow, Pender
and Duplin counties, and the next
thing is an outlet for it. '
In this connection it is learned that
the Angola people will start a mill at
Wilmington, and probably one at
Swansboro, Onslow county. A rail
road will be built from the timber
regions to Swansboro where there is
ocean navigation. It is said the
bar there has eight feet of water at
low water, sufficient for coastwise
vessels carrying lumber to the Ameri
can West India ports.
Another railroad will probably be
built from the company's lumber
region in Pender to Bannerman's
bridge on the North East river; From
Bannerman's the pine timber can be
rafted to Wilmington and the hard
timber towed down on lighters. The
company bougnt an ine pine ana
hard woods on the lands which they
The purchase of timber still goes
vigorously on. Besides the Angola
Lumber Company, the Cape Fear
Lumber Company, the Hilton Lum
ber Company, of this city; the Blade's
Lumber Company and the McKnight
Lumber Company, of Newborn, and
other parties have bought large areas
of timber in the counties named.
DIED AT THE CITY HOSPITAL.
Negro Who Was Shot by "Sing'
About Ten Days Ago.
William Tucker, the negro who was
shot in the left lung by "Sing" Nixon
in a quarrel over a crap game on Sat
urday night, September 23d, died yes
terday morning at 6 o'clock at the
City Hospital, where "he was sent for
treatment immediately after the shoot
ing. Dr. Richard J. Price, the coro
ner, was summoned immediately after
the death and after reviewing the
body he issued summons for the fol
lowing witnesses, who were in the
house when the quarrel arose over the
game. Ed Davis; M. Holley, James
Mills, Jas. Betts, Gealy James, Chas.
Myers, Peter Drake, Wm. Bennett,
Richard Bennett. Nash Wiley, Caleb
Nichols and Abraham Smith.
Dr. Price also summoned, a jury
composed of Messrs. O. A. Wiggins,
H. D. Stanland, J. W. Noble, John Gr.
Marshall, G. C. Simmons and" James
M Hall, and these will be empanelled
in the grand jury room at the court
house at 9 o'clock this morning to in
vestigate the circumstances of the
Nixon, the negro who did the shoot
ing, nas not yet Deen arreswa uiougn
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the police and Deputy Sheriff Terry
have exhausted all efforts to find him.
It was thought at one time that he
had . been arrested in Ne wbern, but it
turned out to be a case of mistaken
TWO STEAMERS CLEARED YESTERDAY
The Roxby and Baron Douglas Departed
With Cargoes of Cotton.
There were clearances of two large
cotton steamers yesterday -from the
port of Wilmington to Bremen, 'Ger
many. They carried in the aggregate
17,657 bales, valued at $658,300.
The first to clear was the British
steamship Roxby, Captain Shields.
She is of 1,964 tons burthen, and was
loaded by Messrs. Alexander Sprunt
& Son with 10,151 bales cotton, valued
at $384,300. .
The British steamship Baron Doug
las, 1,606 tons, Captain Goudey, clear
edlast night with 7,506 bales, valued
at $274,000, and was loaded by Mr. J.
H. Sloan at the Wilmington Com
The Roxby and Baron Douglas
make eight cargoes of cotton that
have left this port this season for
foreign ports. . -
THE PUBLIC SCHOOLS
County .and City Institutions Will
itesume Their Terms Mon?v
SPLENDID OPENING PROMISED
Enrollment of Pupils Began by Superin
tendent Blair The Country Districts
Are Supplied With Teachers and
Prospects Are Bright. 1
The public schools of the city will
resume their work Monday morning
under the most favorable conditions.
Prof. Jno. J. Blair, the efficient and
very obliging superintendent, has
been especially busy this week in or
ganizing everything for the Fall and
Winter terms of all the institutions.
:nd while it is yet impossible to esti
mate from the progress of the enroll
ment of pupils the number with
which the schools will open, it is safe
to say that all will begin the session
under the most favorable- circum
stances. Between the hours of ten and twelve
o'clock yesterday and the day before,
Prof . Blair and the principals' of the
Hemenway School, Union School and
High School were engaged ' in his
office, in the Hemenway building, en
rolling the new students. The weather
yesterday and the circus the day before
prevented the number who presented
themselves from being as large as it
otherwise would have been, but as it
was, Prof. Blair was well pleased and
has reason to believe that the attend
ance for the coming year will be much
larger than ever before. Last year the
pupils numbered about 2,500.
Superintendent Blair will be at his
office to-day as on yesterday, between
the hours of ten and twelve, for the
purpose of enrolling those who may
The Country Public Schools.
During the vacation of the country
public schools, which will terminate
and begin their terms this year simul
taneously with the City schools, Capt.
Ed Wilson Manning has also especial
ly devoted himself to the needs of the
country system, and besides having a
new building erected at Castle Haynes
he has had made and is now intro
ducing many new improvements at
the school buildings of the other dis
tricts. The heating and ventilating
arrangements of all the buildings
have : been carefully looked after, and
the assured auspicious openings of the
various institutions on Monday will
be a handsome and merited testimo--nialof
his faithful services in this di
rection. But while attention has been
paid to things material, the intellec
tual needs of the schools have not
been slighted. Capt. Manning has
conferred personally with all ' the
committeemen and many ; of the
teachers, explaining to them new fea
tures calculated to advance the inter
ests of the schools and infusing into
them that enthusiasm so essential to
a successful year.
Teachers for the schools have prac
tically all been selected, and the corps
is said to be the best in years, all of
those comprising it being teachers of
ability and reputation. Those from
outside of the county are expected to
arrive 'to day and to-morrow and to
begin their duties at the time ap
The following is a list of those se
CAPE FEAR TOWNSHIP.
District No. 6 White school. Miss
S. Kennie Hankins; colored, J. J.
District No. 12 Colored. Levi
District No. 10 White. Miss Beula
James, of Maple.Hill ; colored, Mildred
District No. 6 White. Miss Eliza
beth Pearsall; colored. RosaE. Spruill.
District No. 13 White. Miss lsiay
Thompson, of Raynham. N. C. : col
ored. Carrie B. Merrick.
District JNo. 11 wnite, miss Annie
B. Thome, of Littleton, N. C. ; colored,
Demmie P. Dixon.
District No. 5 White, Miss Pattie
D. Thorne. of Littleton. N. C. ; col
ored, ,E. Estelle Norwood.
District No. 14 White, Miss Her
ring; colored, S. J. Hooper.
District No. 4 White, Miss Maggie
L. Bass, of Warsaw, N. U.; colored,
Marv Howe Guver.
District No. 3 White, Miss Jennie
T. Oldham, of Teer, N. U.
FEDERAL POINT TOWNSHIP.
District No. 8 White, (not yet ap
pointed) : colored, Thos. tL Sterling.
colored, Sarah K. MacRae.
British Steamship Beltor.
The British steamship Beltor, the
first "whaleback" vessel to enter a
Wilmington this season and the third
in the history of the port, arrived yes
terday and as she was towed up the
river front her peculiar build created
considerable interest among those, who
were along the wharf. The Beltor is
from Hamburg, in charge of Capt.
Hosking and is of 2,025 tons burthen.
She brought a cargo of kainit, muriate
and sulphate of potash, valued ap
proximately at$24,000, for several con
signees, among them being the Golds-
boro Cotton Oil Co. .
After discharging her cargo he will
be loaded with cotton by Messrs.
Alexander Sprunt & Son at the Cham
In the absence of a quorum the an
nual meeting of the stockholders of
the Carolina Central Railroad Com
pany had to be postponed yesterday
to some future date not yet fixed. The
meeting called was to have been
held in the Front street office of the
company in this city atl o'clock yes
terday afternoon. (Japt. Jno. t.
Sharp, secretary and treasurer, who
arrived Wednesday to attend the meet
ing, returned at 3:20 o'clock, P.M.
Jury Failed to Agree on Amount
of Damages in Strauss Case
Against the City, j .;
RESULTED IN A MISTRIAL.
The Summons and Motion Dockets Dis
posed of Judge Bryan Closed Ses
sion and Left for His Home at
Newbern Yesterday. !
The, jury in the case of Mrs. J. R.
Strauss, executrix, vs. the City of
Wilmington, for damages in the sum
of $35,000, after remaining out all
night, reported to Judge Bryan upon
the re convening of the Superior Court
yesterday morning, that they were
unable to agree as to the amount of
damage sustained by the " testator.
The jury asked for a readme- of the
testimony by Judge Bryan, upon con
clusion of which they returned, to the
room and further considered the mat
ter, but reported again at 1 o'clock that
they were unable "to agree Ion. the
amount. The Star learns from what
is considered a perfectly authentic
source,- that the jury stood eleven to
one on the question as to whether the
plaintiff should receive $4,p00 or
$5,000 damage?, the single juror
contending for the last named amount.
The Clerk was instructed to withdraw
juror and make a mistrial of the
The jurors were W. J. Meredith,
(foreman), W. K. Bell, C. W. Craig,
Geo. T. Hewlett, K. H. Snell, E. D.
Craig, T. D. Love, J. D. Dennis, S. H.
Mints, T. E. Heath, James Millan and
W. B. Bowden. ,u f
Summons and Motion Dockets.
"Very little time was consumed by
the court in going through the motion
and summons dockets. The follow
ing dispositions were made: I
Motion Docket M. S. Blossom et
ah vs. W. B. McKoy et al., continued
under former order ; J. M. Jenkins et
vs. Harriet Foy. called and failed ;
udgment; M. S. Blossom et al. vs.
enry Green et al., continued under
former order; John S. Watters vs.
American Ex. & Manufacturing Co.,
continued under former order; City of
Wilmington vs. J. D. Taylor, Trustee ;
off ; Isham Beasley vs. James Wilson,
eave to supply papers; J. K. Turren-
tine vs. City of Wilmington, called
and failed; judgment non suit;
McNair & Pearsall vs. Shade Wooten,
et al, off; W. T. Mercer vs. H. H.
Woebse, et al, demurrer sustained,
plain tilt allowed to amend complaint;
J. M. Bunting vs. National Bank of
Wilmington, off; Hall & Pearsall vs.
a, Sloan, non suit; B. F. Penny vs.
W. C. & A. R. R. Co., demurrer sus
tained, leave to amend complaint, ap
peal, notice of appeal waived; bond
fixed at $25; Standard Oil Co. vs.
Eliza R. H. Daggett, off ; D. L. Gore
vs. C. B. Southerland, under former
order continued; City of Wilmington
vs. P. Heinsberger, Trustee, off; Ar
mour Packing Co. vs. Iredell Meares,
filed pleadings; D. L. Gore vs. Rachel
H. Davis, continued by consent; Junius-
Davis, Receiver, vs. George Har
Summons Docket J. H. Sloan vs.
L. Hines, time to file pleadings;
Armstrong, Carter & Uo., et al. vs.
Wilmington Seacoast R. R. Co., time
to file answer: Davis Sulphur Ore Co,
vs. Powers, Gibbs & Co., time to file
answer: Wilmington Iron Works vs,
L. H. Vollers, judgment; H. M. Bow
den, trustee, vs. Iredell Meares and
T, D. Meares, time to file answer; The
Chadbourn Lumber Uompany vs.
Thomas C. Miller, order of publication
made; Atlantic National Bank of Wil
minsrton vs. Clark J. Brown, et al,
alias summons; Atlantic National
Bank of Wilmineton vs. Clark J.
Brown, alias summons; Walter L.
Stanley, receiver, vs. E. P. Parkes,
time to hie nleadinsrs: Walter Li. Stan
lev. receiver, vs. R. T. Gleaves, et aL
time to file pleadings ;Myer, Jonasson &
Coj vs. C. W. Polvogt & Co. , judgment ;
K. W. Hicks vs. M. U. 51alock3cUo.,
judgment; Wm. E. Worth vs. City of
Wilmington, time to me pleadings;
time to file pleadings ; Fourth National
Bank. Atlanta, vs. Liucy J. Farns, et
al.. time to file answer; Laura Ger
trude Hales by her next friend John
Hales vs. John W. Harper, time to
file nleadines: Henry O. Craig vs. The
Wilmington Street Railway jCo., time
to hie pleadings. j
In the case of R. W. Hicks vs. W.
S. Blalock & Co., judgment was given
for the plaintiff . In the case, of Hall
& Pearsall vs. J. H. Sloan, the judg
ment was a non-suit
Other cases on the motion and sum
mons docket were not considered and
they will come up at next term of the
The court had finished the session at
1.30 o'clock yesterday afternoon and
the court was adjourned for the term.
Judge Bryan, who impressed every
one with his fairness and impartiality,
left on the afternoon train: for his
home at Newbern. On Monday he
will convene Sampson Superior Court
catholic Missionary Work.
Bishop Leo Haid, of the Roman
Catholic Church, returned last even
ing from Montague on the A. & fXV
railroad, where he went to confirm a
class. Bishop Haid is doing' mission
ary work in eastern North ; Carolina
and has recently confirmed ten per
sons, at Farmer's Turn-out; eight at
Hub, and this afternoon he will go up
to Ghio, on the Carolina Central rail
road, to hold connrmationi services
there. After his visit there Bishop
Haid, who has for several weeks been
the euest of Rev. Father Dennen in
this city and at the beach, will re
turn to his home at .Belmont
An Interesting Visitor.
Among the callers at the Stab office
yesterday was Mr. Richard Kelly, for
merly of the' U. S. Army in Cuba,
where he has spent much time
since the close of hostilities.- He
talked very interestingly about the
people and the situation on the island.
On leaving he presented the Stab
with a souvenir, a button cut from the
coat of a dead Spanish soldier after
the battle of San Juan Hill.' !
marriage at buroaw.
Beautiful Ceremony Uniting in Matrimony
Miss Sankle Bowden and Mr. E. A.
Armstrong Wednesday Evening.
Special Star Correspondence.
Btjrgaw, N. C, October 5. The
work of Cupid and Hymen was never
more agreeably crowned than in the
Armstrong-Bowden marriage, which
took . place at Pike Presbyterian
Church, Pender county, Wednesday
evening at 8.30 o'clock.
The groom. Mr. E. A. Armstrong is
one of the most popular and enterpris
ing youg men in this community, hav
ing a growing mercantile and trucking
businesTat Ash ton, on the Wilming
ton and Weldon railroad.
Miss Sankie Bowden, the beautiful
bride, is the daughter of Mrs. Lizzie
Bowden, and is well -known . for her
many social and intellectual qualities.
She was a,favorite pupil last year in
the Kenansville College.:
Ttie church was filled at an early
hour by a crowd of interested friends
and relatives. Mrs. Sidbury and Mrs.
Pullen, of the Rocky Point neighbor
hood, had transformed the sacred edi
fice into a veritable bower of beautv.
and into this at the appointed hour
marcned the bridal party, consisting
of Misses Eula Bordeaux, Berta Wil
liams, Carrie Shaw Delia Bordeaux
and Gussie Kin sr. accomnanied bv
Messrs. Frank King, Allie Bowden,
Alva Cowan, Eugene Schuikenand J.
B. Black. Following these came Miss
Bowden and her sister, Miss Florence
jtsowaen, wnue Mr.: Armstrong ap
peared in the opposite aisle with his
brother, Mr. J. B. Armstrong. The
party grouped just before the flower
embowered -pulpit, where the cere
mony was performed by Rev. D. P.
McGeachy. The happy couple, fol
lowed by their attendants, left at once
for a reception given at Mrs. Bow-
aen s. Tne array of presents displayed
at the home was but an evidence of
the popularity of the two hearts so
happily made one.
Thanks are due Miss Mao-e-ie Wil
liams, of Mt. Williams Presbyterian
Church, for the skillfully rendered
marches which added so greatly to the
pleasure of the marriage ceremony.
- Mr. and Mrs. Armstrong will make
Ashton their home for the future.
CORONER'S JURY OF INQUEST.
Rendered Verdict That "Sing" Nixon
Killed Wm. Tucker. Who Was Shot
. About Ten Days Ago.
The jury of inquest in the case of
the negro Tucker, who died at thef
City Hospital Thursday, returned the!
Verdict yesterday that the deceased
came to his death by a gun-shot
wound at the hands of Louis Nixon
alias "Sine" Nixon. The investiga
tion was held at 9 o'clock yesterday
morning in the court house and the
jury consisted of Capt. O. A.-Wiggins
(chairman), John G. Marshall, (clerk),
Capt. J. W. Noble, Messrs. H. D.
Stanland, G. C. Simmons and James
Five witnesses were examined who
.ratified in the main that the party of
negroes on Saturday night, September
23rd, were playing a "skin" game at
the house of Caleb Nichols, corner 8th
and Harnett streets, i A negro named
Myers came in and demanded a close
of the game. "Sing" Nixon asked
Tucker for a pistol which was given
him. Nixon then fired the pistol and
fearing the police the crowd rushed to
the door. Two shots were fired out
a.ide. Nixon stated to one of the wit
nesses after the shooting that he was
sorry he shot Tucker; Myers was the
man he wanted, for coming into the
house and raising a disturbance.
Tucker, he said, was his friend.
Nixon has not yet been apprehended
by the authorities,
THE WEEKLY STOCK REPORT.
Comparative Receipts of Cotton and Naval
Stores at Port of Wilmington.
Weekly and part crop year receipts
of cotton and naval stores at the port
of Wilmington, with a comparison of
receipts during the same period in
1898 were posted at the Produce Ex
change yesterday aa follows:
Week Ended Oct 6th, 1899 Cotton,
12,841 bales; spirits,1 301 casks; rosin,
2,241 barrels; tar, 634 barrels; crude,
Week Ended Oct 6th, 1898 Cotton,
20,110 bales; spirits!, 248 casks; rosin,
1,621 barrels; tar, 1,472 barrels; crude,
Crop Year to Oct. 6th, 1899 Cotton,
72,899 bales, spirits, 20,458 casks;
rosin, 72,027 barrels; tar, 80,199 bar
rels; crude, 6,498 barrels.
Crop Year to Oct. 6th, 1898 Cotton,
65,590 bales; spirits, 18,897 casks; rosin,
92,090 barrels; tar, 29,915 barrels;
crude, 6,360 barrels.
To Raise Wrecked Vessels.
Capt Louis Skinner and Capt Wil
lie St. George are making preparations
for their trip to Carabelle, Fla., to
float the wrecks purchased there by
Capt S. W. Skinner and Capt J..F.
Craig just after the recent-West India
nurricane. xne stab learns mat tnev
hope to go on the trip within about a
week and they are confident of success
in their undertaking. The derelicts
purchased are two Norwegian and a
Russian barque, the Jaffner, Latora
and Hindu and they are lying off the
coast of St George island, xnese
gentlemen in addition to removing
these vessels on their own account
have the contract for ' raising the
wrecked schooner Benjamin Crom
well, which is also off the coast of the
Nezro Arrested for Criminal Assault at
Lumber Bridge, Robeson County.
By Telegraph to the Mornlnz Star.
Raleigh, N. C, October 5. A
special to the News and Observer
from Lumberton,' N. C, says:
Reuben Ross, colored, was brought
here yesterday charged with commit
ting rape on Mrs. Betty Ingram, a re
spectable white woman of Lumber
Bridge. Lynching is threatened for
Raleigh,, N. . C, Oct 7, All the
State farms have been inspected by
two members of the board of directors
of the penitentiary Messrs. LeGrand
i and Young. It has taken just a week
to complete the inspection. . It was
made at the request and under the di
rection of the superintendent of the.
penitentiarry. The committee said
to day : "We have agreed on an esti
mate of everything except the number
of bales of cotton and amount of cot
ton seed. One of us (LeGrand) thinks
there trill be 2,500 bales of cotton pro
duced on all the farms, and the other
(Young) estimates the entire yield at
2,300 bales. Cottonseed LeGrand es
timates at 75,000 bushels and. Young
at 65,000. On the rest of the crop we
agree as follows: Corn, 80,000 bushels;
peanuts, 23,000 bushels; rice, 6,000
bushels; pork, 90.000 pounds. In addi
tion to this a great many field peas will
be raised, LeGrand says 4,000 bushels.
There will be fodder, shucks, pea
yines and peanut hay in proportion.
We find that the cotton crop is short
about. S3 per cent, and corn 25 per
cent. In comparison with other crops
in different sections of the State these
crops are the best we have seen. In
other words, we estimate that the
cotton crop of the rest of the State is
about 44 per cent, short and the corn
crop 40 per cent, short As a rule,
considering everything, we find the
stock farms well managed and super
visors well up with the work except
on the Ualedonia farm, where more
convicts are needed. The amount of
pork found on the farms is five times
as great as it was a year ago. Neither
of us' know much about rice or pea
nuts, but we estimate a yield of thirty
bushels per acre for both rice and the
peanuts. Wo have inspected the State
farms for the benefit of the board of
directors which will convene on the
17th. At that time we hope to have a
full and complete report of the super
intendent and executive board, which
up to this time we have not had.- We
will complete arrangements for the
purchase of the Anson farm. When
this is done convicts will be used en
tirely on farms owned by the State.
The State then will have three farms
the two Caledonia farms and the
Anson farm. : The leases on all the
farms except the Tillery farm expires
this year, and we will probably dis
pose of this lease and not work the
Tillery farm longer. Taking the con
victs from all farms except those per-
ehased by the State, we estimate that .
we will have about 200 convicts next
year for railroad building and other
public works. This will leave us
enough to cultivate farms owned by
the State and carry on the industries
established here at the central prison."
BRIDQERS & McKEITHAN'S
BIG BAND SAW MILL.
Sixteen Carpenters to Go To-morrow to
Erect the Building Largest Lumber
Plant in South Carolina.
Mr. E.-V. Baltzer, manager of the
big new band lumber mill of the
Bridgers & McKeithan Lumber Com
pany, at Lumber, S. O, came here yes
terday to spend Sunday with his
family, He will return to-morrow;
and will take with him sixteen carpen-
ters to erect the buildings of the plant
The carpenters will be in charge of
W. W Howe,f this city, member of
the firm of J. H. Howe & Sons, col.,
who. are the contractors. . '
Lumber was formerly Mont Clare,
the name having recently been
changed, The new name for the .
place is composed of the initials of Mr.
Preston L. Bridgers' children, and
singularly enough they spell Lumber. -The
place is located on the Sumter .
and Gibson branch of the Atlantic
Coast Line, and is in Darlington coun
ty, eight miles from the town of Dar
lington. Mr. Baltzer informed a Star repre
sentative yesterday that the mill :
building has been erected and the ma
chinery is now being placed. He ex
pects to have the mill ready for opera
tion by December 1st The output of
the mill will be from 40,000 to 75,000
feet of lumber and square timber per
day. At the mill 100 hands will be em
ployed and with the logging force
there will be 300 employes.
The carpenters who are going down
with Mr. Baltzer will be employed at
the mill a month or two in the erection
of a planing mill 300 by 50 feet a com
missary building 25 by 35 feet with an
annex 15 by 20 feet for an office, from
50 to 100 cottages, and other buildings.
They will also erect for the Atlantic
Coast Line a neat depot building 20 by
The Bridgers & McKeithan Company
will have an investment of $50,000 at
Lumber and their mill will be the
largest lumber plant in South Caro
lina. They also have an extensive mill
at Burke, S. C.
The mill at Lumber is in one of the
finest timber regions in the South. Mr. ,
Baltzer says the pine timber is the most
magnificent on the South Atlantic
consisting of round, unbled, long leaf
or yellow pine. He states that there
is also ajvast supply of fine hardwoods,
including oak of splendid quality.
Of Interest to Sportsmen.
The following froin a circular issued
by the traffic department of the At
lantic Coast Line will be read with in
terest by sportsmen:
Commencing October 15th, 1899,
dogs of sportsmen and hunting parties
will be transported free, in baggage
car over this line, when accompanied
by own or caretaker, at their risk, until
March 31st 1900. Only one dog will
be transported free for each passenger.
Additional dogs to be charged for at
rate of one-half cent per mile, with
minimum charge 25 cents each. Dogs
in crates will be charged for at regular
excess baggage rates, except thafif
two or more dogs are in crates, a credit
will be allowed for one dog per pas
senger, on basis of one-half cent per.'
mile, minimum charge 25 cents, aa
above.'- - : . .'