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WILMINGTON, N. C.
Friday, - -I - October 13, 1899.
THE DRUMMERS AND THE
It is admitted that the commer:
cial travelers will be a factor in the
next Presidential election, but there
is a difference of opinion as to how
much of a factor. The Philadel
phia Times, generally speaking a
paper of pretty good judgment, is
disposed to make light of the in
fluence they will hare, but in this
does not show its usual good judg
ment. We clip the following edi
torial which, while underestimating
the drummer ,: overestimates the
trusts, tl says:
"President Dowe, of the Commer
cial Travelers' ! National" League, as
sumes that the 350,000 traveling
commercial men in the United States
, will be a potent if not a controlling
factor in the next Presidential election.
They are against trusts for the reason
that the combinations of capital and
anarom- tn 1aRP71 thft cost of DroduCtion
to consumers, lareely- dispenses with
"President Dowe declares that the
350.000 commercial men will drum
anti mononolv into the ears of 4,500,-
000 vot9rs during each twenty-four
hours, and he assumes that they will
be the most important champions of
the anti-trust cause.
"One feature of the political crusade
of the commercial men seems to nave
been overlooked by President Dowe.
This is an age of free schools and uni
versal newspapers, and every con
sumer of average intelligence knows
that the consumers are to-day paying
the needless cost of the 350,000 travel
liner commercial men.
Their salaries and expenses add just
so much to every article consumed by
the people, and the business combina
tions which have in nearly or quite
everv instance reduced the cost of
necessaries to consumers, are enabled
to do so because they deal more
directly with the consumers and wipe
out the great army of middlemen who
are to-day maintained wholly by the
consumers of the country.
There is very widespread hostility to
the monopoly features of out trusts,
but it is not because they greatly
lessen the cost of production . and
delivery of articles to consumers.
Where the iron hand of mono
poly is felt by increased prices to
consumers there will be aggressive re
bellion, and all classes and conditions
of our people will demand such regu
lations of our trusts by State') and na
tion as will strip them of the power to
arbitrarily oppress the people by in
creased cost of products.
"There will be many and powerful
champions against trusts in the next
campaign, but they will not be the
commercial travellers of the country
who must simply plead with con
sumers to pay the additional cost of
their support on the necessaries of
If the American voters could be
persuaded that the consumer got the
benefit of the : savings the trusts
make by the discharge of the com
mercial travellers they might regard
that as a good
"an age Of free
thing, but as this is
schools and univer
sal newspapers," a3 the Times re
marks, it isn't easy to fool the people
into the belief that the trusts give
them the benefit of the caving made
by dispensing with the services of
this army of commercial travellers.
The commercial travellers go, the
' thousands of other employes go, but
instead of decreasing the price of
the goods they make, the trusts
keep up or increase the price arid
put the profits in their money
chests. Of course the trust organ
izers and their champions will allege
that the public is benefitted by this
reduction of force, and therefore
ought to take kindly to the trusts,
but if they ever have the public has
not discovered it. '
nuii oe tnis as it may, the com
mercial men. will be factors in the
election all the! same, for with the
.organization they have they will
work methodically, and they will
3 j1 mi -
epena money, too. xney are, as is
well known, a j bright body of men
who have rubbed up against the
world long enough to wear all the
diffidence off of them, and thev
will carry with
them into their po-
no small amount of
the vim they show in their business
In the last Presidential campaign
these men were, as a rule, opposed
to the Democratic party on the
money issue, ahd they were a con
spicuous factor in that campaign
The same methods they employed
to make their j influence felt then
they can employ to make it felt in
the next campaign and they will
have a stronger motive to exert
Al , -it . .
tnemseives in tne next campaign
than "they had in the last because
they will be personally more inter
Suppose; there are 350,000 of these
commercial men. That would be a
very considerable vote in itself. But
every one of these has his friends
whb sympathize with him more or
less, many of whom will carry their
sympathy to the extent of voting
against the trusts which have . de
prived their friends of employment,-
and therefore we think that it is
folly to make light of the influence
of such a body of men, as snappy and
1 " - 1 i- 1 1 . .
ungut as inese are, will nave in an
election in which they have a vital
Many of these men are Democrats
whofor the first time in their lives,
perhaps, voted the Republican ticket
when they voted for McKinley, and
they have a personal grievance in
the attitude of McKinley and the
Republican party, in practically
Btanding by the trusts, which they
fear to tackle openly. This feeling
added to the enmity they have to the
trusts will make them work, all the
harder to defeat both. Foolishly
they permitted themselves to be in
V I LLI A M H. B EBB A
Editor and Proprletoi .
fluenced and used in the last cam
paign by the opponents of silver,
when if they haqLtaken the right view
and studied their own interests, then
as they are doing now they would
have stood with the Democratic
party which was fighting for them
and for all other wage earners and
toilers then as it is now, on a plat
form that would have made the
trusts as wo now have them impos
sible, but they didn't see it, permit
ted themselves to be made the tools
of others, and are now paying the
penalty of their' folly. They have
discovered after three years what
they should have known then,
namely; that the men who are tun
ning the Republican party are the
friends and protectors of the trusts.
The effort their opposition to the
Republican party may have in the
next election! may be a matter of
speculation, but it wouldn't be wise
in the Republican managers to un
derestimate, or make light of it,
and we do not think they will be
very apt to do it.
The textile school is taking pretty
well in the South and the demand
for them is growing. The subject
is being agitated in New Orleans,
which should be a great manufac
turing city. In a communication
published, in the Times-Democrat of
that city, an observant citizen thus
sensibly discusses that question :
'Our climate, -training, industrial
and tiocial system are so different from
the manufacturing centers of the east
that imported skilled labor has proved
unsatisfactory and expensive. We
have made great progress by shop ed
ucation in the past ten years, but we
can hardly expect to become a manu
facturing center unless some systema
tic efforts are made to give the gradu
ates from our high schools a technical
education. We could not attempt to
&Pply technical education to the
masses; but we should give the oppor
tunity to lads of exceptional ability,
fitting them to take positions of fore
men and superintendents. We shall
first be enabled to manufacture com
modities most natural to our markets.
and from our own raw material, and
later, by reason of our superior class
of skilled mechanics, we shall more
easily essay competition with other,
and perhaps foreign markets. Several
Southern States have, within the past
few years, recognized the importance
of this step, and have appropriated
from the public treasury the funds
necessary to establish and maintain
Training "bright young men" in
these schools is to some extent train
ing the masses, for as these young
men become superintendents, etc., of
manufacturing establishments they
will in. their turn become teachers of
others who may be employed under
them, and thus the process of educa
tion goes on and becomes continu
ous. Just as the colleges turn out
teachers for the masses so will these
textile schools turn out teachers for
the masses, who will be benefitted
by the knowledge and skill acquired
in the textile schools.
The South must put herself in a
position to secure within her own
borders the skilled labor needed and
the shortest ana surest way to do
that will be by the textile school,
one or more of which every Southern
State should have. . ' r
A BOLD FRONT.
After the cautiousness with which
the Boer Republic managed their
side of the dispute with Great
Britain and the yielding disposition
shown as to some of the demands that.
ultimatum came as a surprise, al
though there bjave been intimations
for several days that it was forth
coming. There are many among
those who sympathize with, the Boers
who may question its discretion, but
there is no one who will question the
pluck that dictated and sent it. But
the fact is matters had reached such
a crisis that some definite action
had to be taken and it was ultima
tum or nothing.
All the time the correspondence
and the negotiations were going on
between the two Governments-
Great Britain was preparing for war
and purposely dragging out the cor
respondence to give more time for
preparation. With the troops
she has sent to South Africa
and those she has enrolled to
be sent, and the concentration of
troops near the Transvaal border.
there has, as far as she is concerned,
been virtually a state of war fnT
some time and the only reason why
there has not been actual' war w&a
because the Boers remained pas
sive hoping that actual war might
Possibly the Transvaal Govern
ment made a mistake in not taking
an aggressive stand in the beginning
and issuing an ultimatum then in
stead of waiting till the British had
so strengtnened themselvesas to be
prepared for any attack that might
be made As the situation is now
Chamberlain has played his game
successfully, has massed troops
where , he wants them, and
ceeded, if the Boers follow up their
ultimatum, in making them take
the aggressive, when he can cry.
"they struck the first blow." But
possibly the senders of this ultima
tum may have hadsome hints or en
couragement from other - quarters,
before the ultimatum was issued.
Hanna says he "always looks on
the dark side when a contest is
close." When it gets rieht dark
Mark grabs the hatchet and goes to
cutting thffhoops on his'barl."
Some Lowell (Mass.) capitalists
say that' if the Shamrock captures
the cup they will -chip in $500,000
to build a better boat than the Co
"We have in theso columns fre
quently referred to the colossal
cheek of -the Republican claimants,
who claim everything for their party.
Here is a specimen from the St. Louis
Thus far in the fiscal year begin
ning July 1st the government revenue
and expenditures have just about bal
anced. Democrats run behind in
peace, Republicans keep even with a
war on hand."
This is what the Chattanooga
Times characterizes, as "Impudence
that is charming." It is as colossal
as it is impudent. How the Repub
licans "kept even' is thus shown by
our Chattanooga contemporary:
"The Republicans, before the Span
ish war was well begun, sold $200,
000,000 of bonds and realized for them
about $205,000,000. They also revived
most of the civil war taxes, and so
changed the tariff that they have been
raising about $120,000,000 additional
yearly revenue, compared to the rev
enue during Cleveland's last term.
That is to say, the Republicans' have,
by borrowing and taxation, raised
$350,000,000 in the last fifteen months,
additional to the normal income; and
the organ here quoted tells us they
have "kept .even."
The Republicans think they are
doing remarkably well and are de
serving of credit if they don't spend
money faster than they take it in.
That's what they call . keeping
even." As to leaving ' anything in
the Treasury when theygq out, that
would be a marvellous innovation.
They have always found i easier to
dispose of a surplus than to manage
a deficit. .
A section of Georgia for a dis
tance of about sixty mites had a
unique shower a few nights ago. The
people thought it was hail rattling
on their roofs and windows, but
when daylight came they found the
earth covered with grasshoppers of
all sizes. The impression is that
they are Texas stock blown up there
by . the windr ' The grasshopper,
however, has the happy faculty of
adapting itself to any locality it may
strike, making itself at home and
proceeding to business. It also car
ries its appetite with it.
Hiram Maxim, the inventor, who
was born in Maine, has followed the
example of W. Astor and become a
British subject. He wasn't mad at
this country, but has lived in Eng
land since 1884, -has his establish
ment there, where he employs 14,-
000 workmen, and as a matter of
business has changed his citizen
Mr. Bourke Cockran and other
well-meaning people want Mr. Mc
Kinley to offer his friendly services
to avert war between the British and
the Boers. But how can Mr. McKin
ley consistently do that when he is
playing the same game of grab in
the Philippines that John Bull is
(playing in South Africa?
Wm. Murphy, a police sergeant,
of Chicago, so-much resembles Mr.
McKinleythat he is called his "liv
ing image." While tho" President
was in Chicago he got a good deal of
the cheering that was intended for
the President, and took it gdod na-
Rev. H. M. Villiers, of London,
doesn't believe .marriage a failure.
Fashionable people have a preference
for being married in his church and
his marriage fees are said to exceed
$25,000 a year. - :
woman in Kew Jersey who mar
ried a divorced man, made the bus
iness harmonious by .employing his
first wife as cook, which means that
the ex-first wife will continue to run
the institution. .
John Bull's reply to the Trans
vaal ultimatum will probably be an
THE MASONIC FAIR.
Additional Donations Made by Home Peo
pie and Firms In Other Cities.
Since the last report concerning the
Masonic Fair, the following donations
have been received :
A. David Company, one pair panta
Through The Orton: Beau font Lithia
Springs Company, Richmond, one
caseBeaufont waters; William Wirtz,
Of Newark, N. J., one barrel Salvator
Through The Adrian Company : R.
T. Davis Mill Company, Nashville, one
case Aunt Jemima pancake flour.
Through Holmes & Watters : James
Pyle & Sons, of New York, two cases
one-half pound packages pearline;
The Marshall Roller Mills, of Mar
shall, Mich., one barrel fancy -patent
flour. . t .
Through Capt. W. R. Kenan: Na
tional Biscuit Uo., or JNew York, one
package fancy biscuits.
Through M. F. Croom &Co. : Jef-
fress& Shelton, of Richmond, box of
Graveley's honey dew tobacco; Rod
erick, McRae & Co., of Baltimore, one
case port wine.
-Through W. E. Springer & Co.:
Wryne Agricultural Works, of Golds
boro, a pea and rice planting machine,
one Stonewall totton plow, one Boy
Dixie plow, and one Cotton King har
row; Bateman Manufacturing Com
pany, of Greenlock, N. J., one
genuine Iron Age cultivator.
Col. Noble F. Martin, manager of
the Fair,returned to the city last night
from a trip to New York city. He
will again take up the arrangements
for the Fair and push things most
vigorously. He now has two tele
phones in his room at The Orton one
donated by the Inter-State Telephone
and Telegraph Company and one by
the Southern Bell Telephone and Tele
graph Company. His Bell Phone is
No. 335 and the Inter-State No. 200.
Cotton receipts yesterday were
only 1,367 bales. The market locally
: was off an eighth.
WlLHINQTON TARIFP ASSOCIATION.
Hearing of Argument n Case Against the
Railroad Set for October 23rd.
A letter has been received by Mr.
James Kyle, manager of the Wilming
ton Tariff Association, from Mr. E..A.
Moseley,, secretary of the Inter state
Commerce Commission, announcing
that the case of the Wilmington Tariff
Association against the Cincinnati,
Portsmouth and Virginia, Railroad, has
been assigned for a hearing on October
23rd at Washington. V
The testimony of the Wilmington
Tariff Association was submitted here
last April land that of the railroad at
Washington in May. The session of
the Commission in the present month is
for the hearing of argument of counsel
on both sides, the date for which was
originally set on July ioth, but which
had to be postponed on account of. I
press of other business.' Judge Wm.
H. Day is counsel for the plaintiff and
Edward Baxter, Esq., forthe railroad,
The object of the petition. Stab
readers will remember, is -to secure
freight rates for Wilmington from the
West equitable with Norfolk and
other competing cities.
NEW RAILROADS IN ROBESON.
Progress On the C. & N. and the Boardman
Line Capt. McRee's Resignation.
Mr. John R. Freeman, of Lumber-
too, who was until recently connect
ed with the surveying corps on the
Carolina & Northern railroad, now be
ing built from Lumberton to Marion,
S. C. was in the city yesterday. He
says that work is being rapidly pushed
on the new line and that approxi
mately ten miles of the road bed has
been graded. -Capt.
Joe McRee, of Wilmington,
engineer in charge of the construc
tion, Mr. Freemanjsays, has resigned
his position to take effect soon, or, at
least that report is current about Lum
Work he says on the Ashpole-
Boardman link of the Atlantic Coast
Line is also progressing nicely and
the two new roads have now crossed
at a point about nine and one half
miles from Lumberton.
The White Patent Axle Co.
A meeting of the board of directors of
the White Patent Axle Company was
held yesterday afternoon at the office
of Mr. B. F. Keith, the president of the
company. Besides Mr. Keith, there
were present Mr. J. B. Mercer and Mr.
Isaac Hoagland. Mr. F; P. White, the
patentee, was absent and could not be
Besides the r jutine business, corres
pondence with parties at Wheeling,
West Virginia, with reference to man
ufacturing the company's - axles and
hubs, was read. It was stated that
good progress is being made in the ad
dition of new machinery to Mr. C. M.
Whitlock's machine shops for, the
manufacture of the axles here. ' Mr.
Whitlock will be prepared to turn out
an axle every three minutes. The ma
chinery includes a hammer run by
In accordance with the order of the
directors, Mr. Keith left last night by
way of Washington, D. C, for Wheel
ing. Thence ho will gotoHewxork
to exhibit the White axles and
hubs at the exposition of the carriage
builders and dealers to be held in that
city next week.
A Robbery in Pitt.
News has been received here of the
robbery and burning of the office
building of the Atlantic Coast Line at
Pactolas, Pitt county. The robbers
secured among other things a package
of money from the office of the South
ern tix press uompany in tne same
building, containing $1,800, consigned
to the Greenleaf-Johnson Lumber
Company. Thejrset fire to the office,
which is separate from the depot, pre
sumably to cover the track of the
wholesale looting, ' which they perpe
trated about daylight Sunday-morn
ing. Pactolus is a small village, about
twelve miles frOm Greenville, on the
Parmele and Washington branch of
the A. C. L , and the depot is situated
about a half a mile from the town,
There is no clue to the robbers.
Doing Casting for the Coast Line.
Capt. W. H. Smith, of the Wayne
Agricultural Works, Goldsboro, was
in the city yesterday calling on the
trade. This concern is the largest
manufactory of ploughs and- other
agricultural implements in the South
and is an important industry for our
A foundry is run in connection with
.the works and the factory has the
contract to make the castings used by
ine Atlantic uoast Liine car shops in
this city. All the castings required in
the building or cars, with the excep
tion of the wheels, are made in Golds
His Mind Impaired.
A young white man, whose mind is
impaired and who is of a weak physi
cal constitution, was sent to the Coun
ty Home yesterday afternoon by Dr.
McMillan, Superintendent of Health,
where he will be cared for until his
parents,, who live near Wallace and
who have been communicated with,
can be notified of his whereabouts and
take him back to his home. The
young man's name is Charles Bland,.
and his father, Mr. Frank Bland, lives
ten miles from Wallace. He wan-
aerea into the city Monday and was
cared for Monday night at the police
The British steamship Aislaby, Capt.
juewis,-. arrived yesterday morning
from Boston, and is consigned to
Messrs. Alexander Sprunt & Son. The
Aislaby is of 1,798 tons burthen and is
the seventh of the big steamers which
are here for cargoes of cotton from the
Champion Compress. The British
steamship Slingsiby, the largest now in
port, is of 2.094 tons register, and is
being loaded at the Wilmington Com
press by Mr. J. H. Sloan.
The East Carolina Real Estate Agency
is prepared to give prompt andefficient
service to all "persons wishing to sell
farms or town property. -a.aaress ti.
G. Grady & Co., Burgaw, N. U. f
SODA IN WILMINGTON.
The B. P. Keith Company Follows in the
Wake of the Roanoke Chemical Co.
To Travel Several States.
Since the Roanoke Chemical Com-
m 1 1 A ' 5: "1
pany has discontinued lissoaa worss
m this city, the Star is pleased to be
able to state that Wilmington will still
number among her industries that4ni-
portant brancn oi Dusiness.
The B. F. Keith Company h
tabiished the "City Soda Worksf'Ttafl
connection with their wholesale gro
cery. 128 and 130 North Water street,
and will manufacture soda on a large
scale. A Stab scribe yesterday visit
ed their factory and was shown some
Of the first goods their works turned
out. The goods are put up in exceed
ingly neat packages, under the trade
mark of "Reliable Brand," and it was
learned that the product of the estab
lishment will be packed in any quan
tity to suit the trade.
The quality of the goods turned out
by the "City Soda Works'' is guaran
teed to be equal to any on the market,
and the company expects to push its
product on its merits. They will cover
about the same territory as that occu
pied by the Roanoke Chemical Com
pany, including the trade in several
Southern and Western States.
In connection with their soda inter
ests, it is learned that the B. F. Keith
Company will hereafter handle only
special lines in their wholesale grocery
COUNTY FINANCIAL AFFAIRS.
Auditing Board Met Yesterday Morning
and Approved Bills for September.
Treasurer's Monthly Statement.
The county auditing board met yes
terday morning at 10 o'clock and ap
proved the bills of the county for Sep
The report of County Treasurer H.
McL Green showed receipts and dis
bursements as follows:
Balance from August account, $3,-
547.82: property tax from sheriff, $2,-
251.45; back taxes from chairman
Board of Commissioners, $147.87; rent
from chairman Board of Commis
sioners, $28.54; marriage licenses from
Register of Deeds, $22.80. Total,
Outdoor poor. $362.27: County Home.
$158.42; City Hospital, $264.80; pub
lic buildings, $65.10; roads and bridges,
$34.83: Criminal Court, $304.18; S3u
perior Court, $87.15; jail, $232,25;
Magistrates, $113.46; tax listing,
$100 75 : printing and advertising,
$5.20; county fence, $28.20; Register
of Deeds, $29.65; attorney, $25; Super
intendent of Health, $75; Coroner,
$16.95; Constable, $28.95; Clerk. $50;
Janitor, $45; Commissioners, $94.80;
Treasurer, $57.09. Total, 2,169.05,
The statement shows a balance on
hand to October account of $3,852.42
of the general county fund and a bal
ance to the credit of the special county
fund of $732.44.
Cotton and Naval Stores.
There were sales of spirits turpen
tine on the local market yesterday- at
48J49 cents, which is as high as the
quotations have reached this season
The tone of the market is firm, and
receipts continue light.
s There was an advance of three-
eighths of a cent in the local cotton
quotations yesterday, and the market
was quoted at the closing hrm on a
basis of 71 dents for middling and 7
cents for good middling, which is the
highest point reached since August
lam, loa. Keceipts yesterday were
2,408 bales, against 4,778 on the cor
responding date last . year. The price
on the same day last year was only
cents, which is a difference in favor
of the farmer this year of 2 cents.
At the 11 o'clock service of St
Paul's Episcopal Church Sunday
morning, Rev. Milton A. Barber, dea
con in charge or the parish, was or
dained to the priesthood, Rt. Rev. A.
A. Watson, Bishop of East Carolina,
officiating. Bishop Watson conducted
the ordination and Rev. F. N. Skin
ner, former pastor of St. Paul's Church
and Kev. Dr. James Uarmichael. rec
tor of St. John's Church, assisted.
Rev.' Mr. Skinner, who is now station
ed at Clinton, N. C, conducted the
evening service for Rev. R. R. Wind-
' ley, deacon in charge of the Chape!
of the Good Shepherd, and let t yes
terday for his home.
County School Opening.
All the county schools yesterday had
auspicious openings and from reports
Capt: Manning, the efficient superin
tendent, has received, the attendance
in the various districts was never lar
ger. The Star has already published
a list of the teachers in the institutions
and made a reference to the improve
ments completed during the vaca
Capt. ' Manning visited "the new
Castle Haynes school house yesterday
and two adjoining districts and ex
presses himself well pleased with the
way they have begun the Fall term.
A Loss to Fender.
Judge and Mrs. W.JT. Bannerman
of Burgaw, who have been the guests
of Mr. and Mrs. L. V. Grady in this
city for a few days, left yesterday af
ternoon for Thomas ville, Ga., where
they will hereafter reside. Judge Ban
nerman has been one of render coun
ty's very best citizens and he and his
charming wife will be a great loss to
the community in which they have
lived bo long. The Judge is a man of
the staunchest integrity, and has been
honored more than once in his coun
ty, having for ten years under the old
regime served as Clerk of Court and
Probate Judge. - He and his excellent
wife are well known and highly es
teemed in Wilmington and their
friends regret that they have removed
to a distant home.
The East Carolina Real Estate
Agency has excellent facilities for
selliner farms and timhArad landa.
It advertises all property and makes
only a nominal charge unless a sale is
made. Jfor terms etc., address R. G,
waay Uo., Burgaw, N. O.
RALEIGH'S NEWS BUDGET.
State Bank Examiners The Pension Roll.
Companies Incorporated The In
stitution for the Blind.
Special Star Telegram.
Raleigh, October 9. The Corpora-.
tion Commission to-day appointed
State bank examiners as follows: Dr.
George F. Lucas, of Currie, named by
Chairman McNeill; W. B. Shaw, Hen
derson, by Commissioner Beddingfleld ;
Arthur E. Rankin, Fayetteville, by
bmmissioner Rogers. These exami
ners examine State and private banks
only, seventy-two in number, for
which they receive from ten to thirty
dollars, according to the capital of the
bank. . I
The State Auditor has made prelimi
nary estimates with rererence to tne
State pension roll for the year 1899.
The total number of pensioners for
1899 is 5,889. This is an increase of
457 over last year. Of this increase 316
names were placed on the pension roll
by acts of the last Legislature. The
amount realized from various sources
for the pension fund during tho year is
$122,000. It will be distributed to 121
first class pensioners, 341 second class,
519 third class, 2,234 fourth class, and
2,674 widows, ."'!'''
The following companies were to
day incorporated : Benbow Hotel Com
pany, Greensboro, $80,000 ;j Wesser
Creek Gold Mining Company,-Swain
county, $100,000 capital; Cobb and
Thomas Company (sash and blinds)
$10,000 capital. j
Ex-chief Justice James E. Shepherd
has been selected to succeed the late T.
W. Strange as standing Master in
Chancery for this district of the Fed
eral Court. T
At a meeting of the directors of the
institution for the Blind to night, A.
M. Scales, Greensboro, was elected
director to succeed Pulaski Cow per.
Raleigh, resigned. Peter Al Willis,
Baltimore, was elected foreman of the
broom and mattrass factory, i The in.
atitution opens Wednesday, j
Samuel EL McRae, Esq., of Fayette-
viiie, referee in bankruptcy, came
down to Wilmington on Sunday, and
yesjeraay at xne urton he heard a
motion for. the dismissal of Scott j&
Grisham, of Rose Hill, in bankruptcy.
Henry L.Stephens, Esq., of Burgaw,
was present as counsel for the bank
rupts, and former Judge W. R..
Allen, of Goldsboro, represented
Messrs. J. Weil & Bros, of that city,
who are among the creditors, j Mr. M.
J. Heyer, of Heyer Bros., of this city.
who are also, creditors, was in attend
ance." The creditors named consented
to the dismissal, and the motion was
duly granted. '
Referee McRae also received the
final report of Mr. C. L. Taylor, trus
tee in the case of the Carolina Cooper
age- Company, bankrupts. ; After
division of the assets among the cred
itors the bankrupts will be dismissed.
. MESSRS. WESCOTr & STONE.
Wholesale Grocery Firm Dissolves and Mr.
Stone Becomes Sole Proprietor.
Announcement has been made of
the dissolution of the wholesale gro
cery firm of Messrs. Wescott & Stone,
No. 108 North Water street, Mr.
Bollie O. Stone, the energetic and
popular junior member of the firm
having purchased the interest of Mr.
R. M. Wescott in the business; becom
ing sole owner and proprietor. . Mr.
Wescott has retired to devote his
entire attention to his extensive real
estate interests in the city and Mr,
Stone, whose success in the mercan
ti'e life of Wilmington, has been al
most phenomenal, will concentrate all
his energies in building up his whole
sale trade, which has already attained
a marvelous gro .vth since its establish
ment here about a year ago.
The Star regrets to lose Mr. Wes
cott from the ranks of Wilmington's
enterprising grocery men, but under
the careful and painstaking guidance
of Mr. Stone, it wishes the new firm
tnat measure or success which it is
bound to attain under such efficient
State Agency Established.
Mr. C. W. Westbrook, one of the
Star's esteemed friends, has accepted
the State agency for North and South
Carolina for the famous Whitmore's
Plomo Belt Dressing, manufactured
by the Plomo Specialty Manufactur
ing Company, of Cleveland, O. The
dressing, as its name implies, is a com
pound for the preservation of machin
ery belts, and a handsome booklet
which Mr. Westbrook is distributing
to the trade .explains its many excel
lent points and guarantees it unap
proachable by would-be competitive
substitutes. Mr. Westbrook says it is
not at all improbable that his com
pany may open a branch here, mak
ing this city a distributing point for
the territory covered by him.
A LARGE DERELICT.
r : I
Abandoned Vessel Drifting Near Cape
Lookout Lightship Supposed to be
Schooner Carrie A. Lane.
Ipecial Star Telegram.
Beaufort, October 11. Captain
Sabiston, of the schooner Hettie J
Dorman, lumber laden, from Bosrue
Inlet, north bound, on October 9th
passed a large derelict, seventeen
miles south of Cape Lookout light
ship, bearing northeast by east Noth
. t. 11 .1.1 m
ing out me siock or tne foremast was
"A ? Jl t . m.
standing, witn nag-poie aif out no
flag attached. It was apparently
abandoned, as so sign of life was seen
aboard. The Dorman lay by her part
of the night, but a wind sprung up,
and she lost sight of the vessel.
The derelict is supposed to be the
schooner Carrie A. Lane, I lumber
daden, which was lost off Frying Pan
during the recent gale. The wind
has been prevailing from the north
east the past week: if it should shift
southward, the wreck would drift
Read the advertisement of the East
Carolina Real Estate Agency in this
issue of the Star, It offers for sale
some very valuable farms i t
ANNUAL MEETINGS v
The Onslow Land and Improvement Com
pany and the East Carolina Pisca
Yesterday at the office of Hon. Jno,
D. Bellamy, in the Smith building,
there were well attended annual meet
ings of the Onslow; Land and Invest
ment Company and of the East Caro
lina Piscatorial Association, the for
mer at 10:30 o'clock A. M., and the
latter at 12 noon, j
At the meeting of the Investment
company, Dr. E. Porter, the president,
was in the chair and Geo. H. Howell,
Esq., was secretary;
The old board of directors was re
elected as follows: Dr. E. Porter.
Hon. Jno'. D. Bellamy, Capt. Jno. F.
Divine, Capt. George L. Morton,
Messrs. Frank EL Stedman, Martin
Newman and W. W. Miller. ,
At a meeting of the Directors, Dr.
E. Porter was unanimously re-elected
president and Geo. H. Howell, Esq.,
secretary and treasurer.
The company owns some 1,000 acres
in oyster beds in Onslow county, and
the condition of the organization finan
cially and otherwise is reported in good
The Piscatorial Association.
The election of officers for the ensu
ing year and the hearing of the annual
report of the president was the chief
matter of interest at the meeting of the
The directors chosen were Dr. E.
Porter, Capt. Jno. F. Divine, Hon.
Jno. D. Bellamy, Mr. W. A. Riach,
Mr. A. S. Williams, Mr. W. W. Mil
ler and Mr. H. P. West. These are
identical with the board of the last
fiscal year with the exception of Col.
Fleming Gardner, whose death was an
nounced, Mr. Williams being elected
in his stead. Suitable resolutions ex
pressing regret at losing Col. Gardner
from the Association's membership
were drafted and will be spread upon
the minutes. i
ut. iiu dorter was re-elected presi
dent and Geo. H. Howell, Esq., secre
tary and treasurer, at a meeting of the
directors held after the session of the
- The annual report of the president
snows that the Association is in a
flourishing condition and that as soon
as the weather is favorable there will
be some large shipments of very fine
oysters from the Association's beds at
Stone Bay, New River and other
places in Onslow,! which cover about
1,000 acres in territory. The beds were
planted about eight years ago and are
now in a very healthy shape
The Association also owns from 800
to 1,000 acres of fine farming lands in
Onslow, and -the j growing crops on
this, the president reported, are very
Both meetings adjourned, subject to
the call of the chairman
AN INCENDIARY WARNED.
Sheriff MacRae Gives a Good Piece of Ad
vice to a Pool White Man.
Col. Roger Moore yesterday took a
white man to Sheriff Walter G. Mac
Rae and informed the sheriff that it
was reported that the fellow had been
doing some incendiary talking among
the negroes in the Rock Hill neigh
borhood, several miles from the city.
Among other things it is reported that
he told the darkies they ought to have
bad him for a leader last November,
and what great things he would have
. Sheriff MacRae told the man that he
was sheriff of the county, and it was
his duty to afford all the protection to
people that he could, but if he was fool
enough to go around talking that way-
he would be powerless to keep some
crowd from cracking hfs neck.
The man denied that he" had been
doing? anv talking, but afterwaids he
swaggeringly told somebody he wasn't
afraid. It is believed he "is about half
Red Springs on a Boom.
Ma j Geo. H. Hall, of the R. F.
DeVahe Lumber Company, of Red
Springs, was in the city on business
Major Hall tells the Star that Red
Springs is on a great boom. He says
he never saw so much building as is
now going on there. Numbers of
handsome residences are being
Spirits On a Boom.
, The high water mark in the price of
spirits turpentine on the Wilmington
market not only for this season but
for the past ten years or more, was
reached yesterday, ; when closing quo
tations were posted at 50 cents per
gallon for machine-made casks and 49
cents for country casks. The receipts
yesterday were 153 casks, which is an
improvement over! those of the past
few days when only a small .number
of casks were received.
There was also an advance yesterday
in rosin, and sales were made at 95
cents to $1.00. J
IMPROVES WITH AGE.
Last Saturday - the Wilmington
Star, one of the best dailies in the
State, entered on the thirty-third
year. The Star is one of the things
that the older it gets the better it is.
We hope it will lve and prosper for
many years to corns.
Rev. L. W. Curtis and family
arrived at San Francisco from Laos,
Siam, on last Monday and are ex
pected to arrive here in a few days to
spend jfCwhile with Mr. and Mrs.
Jackson J Johnson, of Brunswick
county, nSie parents of Mrs. Cur
tis.' ilr. Curtis has been a mis
sionary of the Presbyterian Church in
Siam, but has decided to abandon the
work and make his home in America.
The East Carolina Real Estate
Agency "will sell for cash, or will ex
change for desirable house and lot in
Wilmington, a farm of 272 acres,
three miles from Rose Hill. Address
R. G. Grady & Co.; Burgaw, N. O. t
TWO BOLD BURGLARIES.
Residences of Col. Julias s Carr
Judge Winston at Durham Robbed.
Valuable Jewelry Stolen
By Telegraph to the Morning star. '
Raleigh,' N. C. Octobm. n
special to the News and Observer frnm
T UT r 'lm
isuriuuu, in. j.t says:
37 dari?g burglaries were com.
milted at the ivcdAnnM n.. .
Julian S. Carr, and Judge R. $
1 i ' -uiesaaY n ?ht
At General Carr's the loss will
amount to some $3,500 to $4,000 Tim
burglar or burglars entered General
Carr's bed room, and cfnU j.- l
stud from a shirt beside the bedo2
which the General was sleeping Thi
diamond ornament was yaliied a?
$1,000, and was a registered stone
niMtwrou uuuuK me worm s J air at
Chicago, but was afterwards recover
ed by Pinkerton men. Agoldwatoh
iroiuugiuK m vjrcuorai arr, valued of
500: aold wtY.h hair.;' "J.e,a,at
Can valued at $700; a diamond scarf
Tfct-n a nail. ef rr"A
with diamonds, belono-ino-1 ni;'u..
Carr; gold ear-rings, gold brooches
etc., were lauen. it is not known
wuai. nine iuo roDDery occurred. Not
a clue was left behind
the guilty party got in the residenc
Some of our nnnnln fhinlr ,"f m..
dently the work of a professional
A 1 ll !J 0 V 1
mo residence oi judge Winston
as was th6 case at General Carr's it ii
nut, iiuu iu wuai way entrance was
made. Two wainhpn a imA ,
a child's watch, two gold necklace
two' gold pins and Mrs. Winston's
jewel case were stolen. All of these
were found this morning near a side
gate in tne Dacnyard, where it is sup
posed they were dropped by the burg
lar in his flight. The front door of
me residence was tound open this
morning, ana it is thought that exit
was made in this way?
In neither of the two robberies were
the OCCUDants of thpsn hrmspVinlrln A;
turbed in the least, and knew nothing1
of it until they awoke this morning.
IN THE EVENT OF WAR.
United States Representatives Will Look
After Great Britain's Interests In
By TelegraDb to the Slornlnz Btai .
Washing ton, October .11. It, is
practically settled that the United
States will look after the interests of
Great Britain in the Transvaal in the
event of war. Although Great Britain
has made no formal request for such
action on thepart of the United States
up to a late hour this afternoon, it is
believed that there is a perfect under
standing to that efiect betweesfthe rep
resentatives of the two government.
Mr. Tower, the British charge
d'affaires, had another conference with
Secretary Hill at the State Department
to day, at which it is believed an un
derstanding was reached that the
United States would look after British
interests in the Transvaal in case the
withdrawal of the British rep-esenta
tives was made necessary by a declara
tion of war.
- The United States representatives in
the Transvaal and also in the British,
colony of Natal and Cape Colony, us
well as the consuls in the Orange Frst
State, will be very busy men in the
event of an outbreak of hostilities, for
in addition to the British inten-.st?
which will be confined to their care,
their first attention must be directed to
those of American citizens. These ere
by no means inconsiderable in extent
and value. The best information the
State Department has been able to
gather tends to show that there are no
less than 1,000 American citizens in
the Transvaal and Orange Free State
alone, and these Americans are as a
rule men of standing, representing in
many instances great American man u
facturing and exporting concerns, as
well as being charged with supervi
sion over the interests of American
capitalists who have invested in the
gold and diamond fields to the extent
of many millions of dollars.
London, October 11. The Foreign
Office confirms the report from Wash
ington that Great Britain has asked
the United Slates to empower the
United States consular authorities in
the Transvaal to represent British in
terests there during the hostilities.
Deafness Cannot be Cared
by local applications, as they cannot
reach the diseased portion of the ear.
There is only one way to cure deaf
ness, and that is by constitutional rem
edies. Deafness is caused by an in
flamed condition of the mucous lining
of the Eustachian Tube. When this
tube gets inflamed you have a rum
bling sound or imperfect hearing, and
when it is entirely closed deafness is
the result, and unless the inflamma
tion can be taken out and this tube re
stored to its normal condition, hearing
will be destroyed forever; nine cases
out of ten are caused by catarrh,
which is nothing but an inflamed con
dition of the mucous surfaces.
We will give One Hundred Dollars
for any case of Deafness (caused by
catarrh) that cannot be cured by Hall's
Catarrh Cure. Send for circulars, free.
F. J. CHENEY & CO., Toledo, 0.
Sold by Druggists, 25c.
Halls Family Pills are the best, t
A LOUISIANA TRAGEDY.
Sens'ational Killing of Judge Brazil La
Place A Young Lady Was .
By Telegraph to tne Mornlne Star.
New Orleans, October 11. The
killing of Judge Brazil La Place was
one of the most sensational which has
taken place in Louisiana in years. The
report ia. the vicinity is that a young
ladv was involved. Her father was
connected with the plantation and left
thero yesterday, seeking -to take his
daughter with him. She escaped from
him and remained behind. About 10
o'clock "at night some one came to the
door and called for the Judge. He
came put, and while walking down
th hJoli efaiwvroTr tn thn road a
mob wearing white masks suddenly
rose around him, seized him and
Sinioned bis arms. . He was led some
istance when the crowd halted ; one
man placed a pistol to La Place's back
and sent a bullet through his kidneys,
killing him instantly. The body was
left in the road, rain fell upon it dur
ing the night and it was rescued from
the mud by relatives who went up
from New Orleans this morning.
Tho-o .alattiHM, ova. thof ihp, killing
A U1BV1 V V V VUBKV www
was political, but the woman story is
generally known and the mob's action
was based upon the fact that Judge u
A. law la uicuiicu uiau, uia acua.j
siding at La Place, a few miles away,
named after his distinguished father.
Judge Rose has called a meeting of
the grand jury of the parish for to
morrow. Why were 25,000 BOTTLES OF ROB
ERTS' TASTELESS 25o. CHILL TONIC
sold the first year of its birth ? Answer :
Because It la the BEST AT ANY PRICE,
guaranteed to cure, money refunded If it
falls, pleasant to take, 25o per bottle. It
Is sold and guaranteed by
ROBERT R. BELLAMY,
mar 84 ly. Wholesale and Retail Druggist.