North Carolina Newspapers

Kdltor and Proprietor,
May 11, 1900:
For White Snpremacy,
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For Governor:
MOT D, mm, of Iredell
Secretary of State:
Auditor: ' .
B. F. DIM, of CleTeM
ROBERT D. GILMER, Of Hayiooil.
Commissioner of Labor and Printing:
H.B.YARNER ofDayidsoL -
Corporation Commissioners:
4RANKLIN M'NEILL, of New HanoTer.
Superintendent Public Instruction:
- THOMAS F, TOON, Of RoliesoiL7
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Commissioner of Agriculture:
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ff . D. WJUflulLb, Ul naiau&a. I
South Carolina- was the first of
the Southern States to declare for
and establish white supremacy, a
task that was anything but encour
aging for those who contemplated
the possible difficulties in the way,
but the men who undertook it were
no ordinary men, but' men with
nerve of steel and indomitable will.
If they had not been they would
not have undertaken it. That was
nearly twenty-five years ago, when
the State was under the rule of the
unscrupulous Northern adventurer
and his equally unscrupulous native
white associate, and when there were
in the State thirty thousand more
negro than white voters. With the
; white men of that State it was
white supremacy or submission to
negro domination with all that
this implied, but determined to win
or to force military rule, which was
preferable to the mongrel rule of the
negro, the political adventurer and
the white scalawag, they threw forms
to the winds, threw themselves on
their manhood and won.
Senator TiHman, ' who 'is nothing
if noLffahdid, has just written a pa-
i which is published in Frank
Leslie's Weekly, telling, with what
the New York Sun calls "amazing
frankness," how the contest for
white supremacy was waged and won.
Of course organization and determination-were
necessary to win, and
the white men were organized. They
resolved to give whatever time was
jiecessary to the cause and to
stand together in solid phalanx
in, any' emergency that might
arise. Therefore they organized,
and chose . their leaders, men
in whose courage they had implicit
confidence. They chose as a uni
form the red shirt that they might
be easily distinguished and know
each other on sight, whether person
ally acquainted or not. General
Mart Gary was the. commander of
the red shirts. A sufficient number
of these accompanied General Hamp
ton, who was candidate for governor
against Chamberlain, the Eadical,
who was a candidate for re-election.
Other red shirts, all mounted and
armed, rode across the country from '
court house to court house to be
present at the public meetings.
The first appearance of the red
shirts was at Edgefield, where Cham
berlain had a meeting, and where
1,500 red shirted men suddenly ap
peared on horse back to the surprise
of Chamberlain" and his negro fol
lowers and demanded a divi
sion of time with the Dem
ocratic speakers. This was granted
becauso under the circumstances
it , couldn't be very well re
fused, and then the Democratic
speakers, then and there, peeled the
hide, figuratively speaking, off of
Chamberlain, to the utter astonish
ment of his black dupes who had
never seen anything like that before.
They didn't think anybody would
have the audacity to undertake and
the ability to-skin their man. With
this initial experience Chamberlain
and his black cohorts became cowed,
and the effect throughout the State
on whites and blacks was electrical,
inspiring the whites with confidence
and the leaders of the blacks and
the blacks with awe. After the next
meeting at Midway, about a week
later, which was a repetition of the
Edgefield meeting, Chamberlain
abandoned the canvass. Two meet
ings gave him all he wanted of "that
kind of amusement. That was
practically the end of the canvass as
far as speaking by the Radicals went,
but the negroes carried it on in their
own way and Senator Tillman thus
tells us how: "As the election ap-
proached the sty at night was lit tip
by the light of blazing gin houses,
the work of incendiaries." He re
lates the rest of the story thus:
Having such a large majority to
overcome and knowing that in only
about two-thirds of the State the
whites were enthused, . there were no
scruples on election day as to how the
votes cot into the boxes and how many
times a man voted,or whether the
negroes were allowed to vote--as they
were not in many instances. The
people were wrought up to such a
pitch of-desperation that life was not
worth having upon the conditions
which existed. It was openly de
clared to be the purpose to have a
white man's government or a military
government, and in those counties
where the troops were stationed the
Democratic majorities were greatest.
At the election Hampton had most
votes and was declared elected, but
Grant sustained Chamberlain's claim,
and the troops held the State House
from the first week in December until
after Haves was inaugurated, in
March following.
' "There was a dual government and
a dual Legislature, but Hampton's
government alone received any money
from the tax payers, and the settle
ment of Hayes's title to the Presiden
cy by the Electoral Commission car
ried with it the agreement to withdraw
the troops. Then the carpet bag gov
eminent collapsed in a night, and each
thief who could get away hurriedly
left the State. The work of rehabili
tation and restoration was slow. The
State's credit was for the time ruined,
but with labor and patience order soon
came out of chaos, the debt was re
funded, and all legal obligations met;
honest Judges took the place of bribe
takers who had disgraced the bench.
There were so many indictments in the
State courts against the countyjoffi
cers, legislators and other Republicans
that by arrests and resignations nearly
all the offices were soon in the hands
of decent white men. There were hun
dreds - of indictments against white
men in the United States courts for
riot, murder, intimidation, &c., and
finally an understanding was reached
that the whites would make an ex
change of prisoners, so to speak, and
all prosecutions on both sides were
dropped. -
"In the campaign of 1878 there was
a more or less determined effort on the
vam4 a 9 4 V wammmm ajtvA i v 4-V a! ia 1aa4
power, . but the whites swept every
miner Dv me same metnous usea in
1876, in a modified degree. It did rot
require as drastic measures to hold the
State as it had to capture it. In 1880
the negroes made a feeble, spasmodic
attempt, and then, with the enactment
of a registration law and the 'Eight
Box law,' which was a modified form
of educational qualification, all organ
ized effort to overthrow the white or
Democratic party ceased; and from
that time until 1895, when the new
Constitution requiring a new qualifies
tion for suffrage was adopted, the ne
gro vote ceased to be a factor in South
Carolina politics. Very many of them
never took the trouble to go to the
rolls at all, 'and when they did go it
made no difference.. In 1876 the whites
had voted, along with the negroes, for
a constitutional two-mill school tax
In 1895 the convention; composed of
154 whites and six negroes, increased
this to three mills. South Carolina
now leads the South in education and
manufactures. Its credit is such that
its 4J per cent, bonds are at 120. Its
negro population is happy and con
tented as prosperous as that in any
other State in the Union."
This is a very frank statement of
the stern methods to which the
white men of- that State had re
course to rescue the State from
black domination, - and a condition
to which, as he says, military rule
or death would be preferable. .
To question these methods and
decide, fairly one must put himself
in their place And feel, as they felt,
the imperative necessity of doing
anything and everything to rescue
the Stato from that horrid condi
tion. . y
We are, twenty-five years later
than South Carolina, trying1 to do
what her brave white sons did
then. Fortunately it is not neces
sary for us to resort to the extreme
methods they did, for we can ac
complish by peaceful and lawful
methods , what they could not. In
this we are fortunate, as we will
also be fortunate if we stand to
gether as did the white men of our
sister State, and now, while we have
the opportunity, settle for all time
this race question and permanently
establish white supremacy. No one
will question that the result has
been happy for Sonth Carolina and
her white people, and Senator Till
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man tens us that "the negro popu
lation is happy and contented and
as 'prosperous as that in any other
State in the Union." So it will be
for both races in North Carolina, if
the constitutional amendment be
ratified by the people.
. We do hot know Mr. T. N. Cash,
oi uranvme county, but he is
white. Having seen his name pub
lished as a delegate to Marion But
ler's convention at Kaleigh, he sent
the Oxford Ledger the following :
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"I noticed that my name appeared
as aeiegate to the Ponulist Convention
at Raleigh last week, and it is a pleas
ure to me to state that I am a. white
man and for white supremacy as every
true white man should be, and hence
do not take any stock in the Rep Pop
au.x auiouuuiciib WlUC,Ha riU liy JTcaCe,
Dalby and Co. I will state that I h.
lieve in true Populist principles, which
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carry wim u a true wnite man s gov
ernment ana not uni oster negro
ruie, in oraer tnat a few men like
Peace. Dalbv ' Rmwn dn-ra-i TTnva
Gill, etc., should occupy cushioned
coats at we pie counter."
Mr. Caah has caught on to the
inwardness of the manipulationa of
M. Butler & Co. and isn't going to
be ringed and led or driven by that
political- combine. There are thou
sands of other level headed Populists
in North Carolina who see through
their schemes aa Mr. Cash does and
will stand with their Democratic
fellow citizens, as he does, for white
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'lhen Bucklen7 Arnica Salve cured
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oous, b eions, uorns, oJtin eruptions.
Best Pile cure on earth, 25 cts. a box.
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With the hope of building up Op- I
position to the constitutional amend-!
ment, its opponents, led by benators. j
Pritchard and Butler, are trying to
make illiterate white voters believe
that they will be disfranchised if the
amendment is adopted. They know
thereis not a particle of truth in
this, but they are asserting it and
playing this as one of their big cards
in the game.' They know that un
der this amendment every -white
man in the State who is now entitled
to a vote will continue to be a voter,
and they know, too, that every white
boy who comes of age before 1908
and registers will become a voter
and continue to vote. : After 1908 it
will be necessaay for -those coming
of age to be able to read and write,
but this gives ample time lor every
white boy growing up to learn to
read and write.
What transparent folly it would
be for men Who are contending for
white supremacy to disfranchise
their own people and leave the bal
lot box open to the negroes. The
assertion carries its absurdity with it.
But they say it will be declared
unconstitutional because it discrimi
nates against the negroes.! This is
not true. It does not discriminate
against the negroes, for any negro
who was entitled to vote iff 1867 in
this or any other State, or the lineal
descendant of such negro, will be
entitled to vote, so that there is no
discrimination on that ground.
There may be very few of these,
but the fact that they are not de
barred from voting knocks .out the
discrimination objection.
There is not the slightest danger
of that section being declared un
constitutional by the courts, without
so declaring the other section, for
they are so coupled that they must
stand or fall together. This is in
accordance with - the opinions of
courts on germane questions, and is
the opinion of the ablest lawyers
who have studied this question.
Mr. Wm. Curtis, Washington staff
correspondent of the Chicago Record,
is a Bepublican, but in his letter he
tells things as he sees them. Accord
ing to him the Republicans in Wash
ington are much concerned about
the conditions in some of the West-
era States, a concern which has
been considerably increased by the
results of some of the recent elec
tions. Speaking of Minnesota, he
"The original object of the Porto
Rican tariff bill was to save Connecti
cut to the Republican party, but the
consequence may be to lose Minne
sota, if the result of the municipal
election in t f aui is an indication or
sentiment throughout that State.
There is also much dissatisfaction in
Minnesota, it is said, because of the
failure of Congress to ratify the re
ciprocity treaties which have been
pending all winter, for they promise
to extend our markets for wheat, flour
and other cereals. The Bepublican
leaders are showing much concern on
this subject, as well as the Senators
and Representatives from that State."
The conditions existing in Min
nesota do not differ very materially
from the conditions existing in some
of the othei Western States, which
have as much reason to be disgusted
with the Porto Rican infamy as
Minnesota has, and are as much in
terested in reciprocity as that State
is. There are in several of those
States a very large number of
adopted citizens who are opposed to
the policies of this administration in
respect to our new acquisitions, to
its virtual alliance with Great
Britain, and its '. poorly disguised
sympathy with Great Britain in its
war against the Transvaal Repub
lics, and they are numerous enough
to hold the balance of power and
control elections.
Closing Exercises Monday Evening An
Address by Capt. E. W. Manning.
Special Star Correspondence.
Scott's Hill, N. C, May 8. The
closing session ' of the Scott's Hill
public school, held last evening, was
11 . .
ictuij u oujovnuio ucoasion ana was
attended by a refined, cultured people.
who expressed high annreciation of
the thorough and satisfactory work of
iueir esumaDie teacner, miss Annie
B. Thome. The school room was
beautifully decorated, the rostrum con
veniently arranged with dressing
rooms ana arop curtain and presented
such a cheerful anDearanc on eaterinc
as to elicit the admiration of every
Those who took part in this delight
ful entertainment which was a source
of such genuine pleasure were Miss
Annie Jarratt, Miss Nellie Foy, Miss
Maude Alexander, Miss Nora Foy,
master Willie Alexander, Robt. Foy,
jtoaencK ciQDury, jsuss tfarteile liar-
re 11, Miss Braucie Corbett, Miss Ade
laide Harrell, Miss E. Sidbury; Misses
ii. ana u. jarratt. Miss Marv Jarratt.
Miss Bessie Harrell, master Robert
Foy and Mus Mamie Alexander.
The county superintendent of public
schools, Capt. Ed. Wilson Manning,
was present and addressed the audi
ence, presenting many practical
thoughts, ' which, if considered and
properly carried out would revolu
tionize the interest m school affairs.
His high estimate of his co-workers in
this district and the ability and faith
fulness of the teacher was a fitting
compliment to the good people of that
community. Capt. Manning presented
prizes tq the following pupils: For
scholarship. Miss Nora Foy and Master
ij&slie Foy; for attendance and punc
tuality, to Robert Lee Foy; for? best
recitation, to Miss Bartelle Harrell;
ana to masters unarae Aiexanaer,
Willie Alexander and Robert Lee Fov.
M A! Al . 1 4
iw assisting tne.teacners in various
ways during the term.
When others faiL take Roberts'
chills, fevers, malaria and general bad
health. 25c. A red cross on the label
assures you of - the mire, hiph-class
material that makes Roberts' a suc
cess. Don't take a substitute. R. R.
"Carolina Day" Appropriately
and Delightfully Observed -
by the Pupils.
There Were Numerous Song?, Solos, In
strumental Selections, Essajs and -Recitations
of Patriotic Senti
, menta Many Visitors.
. -.--.
'Carolina Day" was very approp
riately observed by the pupils of Hem
en way School yesterday.
The stage of the building was , very
tastefully decorated for the occasion
with potted plants, flags and" field
flower? indigenous to the State. ; The
exercises, very elaborate and fitting,
wer arranged by Misses Hill, Bernard,
Hines and Mrs. McLeod, teachers in
the school, and to them is due much
credit for the success of the entertain
ment., ''!-
The following was -the programme
rendered: i- .
Devotional "exercises Led by Mr.
Jas. F. Post
Overture "Under the Double
Eagle," by the Boston String Band.
"America," by the school. ;
"A short sketch of North .Carolina
History," by Tom Grant. !
"Some or tne state s Kesouroes," oy
Miss Bessie LeGwin.
"Dixie," by the school.
Recitation by Miss Elizabeth Schul-
"Incidents in North Carolina His-
torv." bv the fourth grade.
Waltz "Pride of Washington? oy
the Boston String Band.
Recitation by Alvah Stanland.
"Ho. for Carolina." by the school,
with Miss Sarah Galloway as accom
Keciution bv Miss marv wnue.
"State University." (essay) by Utley
King. i
Spring Song." by the school, i
State Normal and Industrial Col
lege." (essay) Mis3 Eleanor Elliott.
Solo "Rocked in the Cradle of the
Deep," by Mr. R.,H. Grant. .
Solo "The Tempest," by Mr. Jtt.
Grant .
"One of North Carolina's States
men." (Zieb Vance) bv .Herbert Liyncn.
State Acrostic." by thirty-two; little
boys and girls.
"Carolina," by the school.
In this connection- it will be noted
with interest that Mr. Giant in his se
lection, "The Tempest," during the
progress of the exercises sang the same
solo as his first effort many years ago
at Tileston Normal School, which is
now the Tileston High School.
The "State Acrostic" was one of the
most pleasing features of the pro
gramme, and it was executed by
thirty-two little boys and girls who,
each one having a letter, made a little
rhyme and placed the letter on a rack,
which, when completed, spelled "Car
olina, The Old North State Forever."
This part of the programme was greatly
enjoyed, as was shown by the applause
given them. -" ; s
At the completion of the programme
Master Dixie Bohler ascended the
stage and publicly thanked Mr. Post,
in, the name of the school, for the
many favors and courtesies shown, and
proposed three cheers -for him, which
were given with great enthusiasm.
After a few wordsf expressing his sur
prise and appreciation of the compli
ment, Mr. Post stated that the pro
gramme had been completed and that
he was very glad to'; have been with
the faculty and students of Hemenway
upon the occasion of such a delightful
celebration. The pupils of the school
were also glad to have with them for
"Carolina Day" Mr. John J. Blair, the
clever and efficient superintendent of
the Wilmington public 'schools, and
Mr. Ed Borden, school committeman
of District. No. 1. Mr. Post is also a
member of the committee for Dis
trict No. 1. j
The faculty and students of Tileston
School were also guests of honor upon
the occasion, as were also probably as
niany as five hundred visitors other
wise interested in the school, who were
superbly entertained by the rendition
or the very excellent programme so
delightfully arranged by the principal
and teachers in the institution.
President Alderman Resigned to Accept
Presidency of Tolane University.
His Letter of Resignation, i,
1 Special Star Telegram. . I
Raleigh, N. C., May 7. President
Edwin A. Alderman, of the University
of North Carolina, has decided to ac
cept the call to the presidency of
Tulane University. He to-day, ten
dered his resignation as President of
the University of North Carolina, to
take effect on June 15th, 190Q. "I
take this step," he writes, "after
patient study, in order that I may ac
cept -the presidency of Tulane Uni
versity of Louisiana, to which I was
elected on April 5th, 1900. This de
cision has been reached in the belief
that it is just to my professional life
and to wider opportunities for educa
tional service that I make the change.
I have tried very hard to dd the right
thing all along large lines aitd to
eliminate from this problem the
commonplace and the sordid. If I
have seemed to take undue time
to act, it is because time has been
needed to see with even partial vision
the path to tread. I have a firm be
lief that every thoughtful man who
has had this matter in mind at all will
know something of the hurt of mind
and heart through which I have pass
ed, and the conflict of duty and emo
tion in which I have struggled, j I do
not need to say that my heart has been
touched by the evidence of apprecia
tion, all too generous and undeserved,
from the people of the State whom I
have labored for since manhood, from
your honorable body so helpful and
just to me always, from faculty and
students of this institution, in whose
service I have known the joy of striv
ing. I count its appreciation the finest
reward of a life of some toil and strug
gle for the upbuilding of my native
The County Board of Elec
tions of Duplin county met at Kenans-
ville on the 7th and elected Mr. G. W.
Carroll chairman, and Dr. Jno. M.
raison secretary.
is the
of a
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which should
be in the hands
every planter who
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The Vote to Be Taken To-day la House of
Representatives Will Be Very Close.
Mr. Kltctaln's Argument.
Special Star Telegram.
Washington. D. C, May 7, 1900.
The Bepublican members of the House
Committee on Elections No. 2 met
again to day and discussed the:Dock-erv-Bellamv
contested election case
from North Carolina, but it is under
stood that they could not agree and the
matter went over until to-morrow.
The Senate Judiciary Committee to
day postponed action on the Ewart
case until next Monday, when the
committee, it was said to night, will
dispose of it one way or the other. It
developed to-day that Judge Ewart has
several friends on the committee
On motion of Representative Small
to day, the House passed the Senate
bill appropriating $12,500 to authorize,
the establishment, at some point in
North Carolina, of a station for the
investigation of problems connected
with marine fishery i interests of the
Middle and South Atlantic coast The
bill now goes to the President.
Washington, D. C, May 9. The
contested election 'case of Pearson vs.
Crawford came up in the House to
day. Representative Roberts, of Mas
sachusetts, presented the argument of
the majority. He is not a ready talker;
and as he was forced to read from man
uscript he attracted very little atten
tion. He was followed by Representa
tive Meirs, of Indiana, for Representa
tive Crawford, who went into all the
details of the case, and completely
showed the House the shallowness of
Pearson's case. His speech was very
forcible and was closely followed by
all present. Representative Kitchirj
of North Carolina, closed the day's
debate in a very forcible and exhaustive
speech, covering one hour and forty
minutes, lie proceeded to argue
the case in detail, taking" up every
point, and was listened to with marked
attention from beginning to end. His
speech was the subject of much com
ment among members to-night. All
of them pronounced it -the ablest of
the contested election speeches deliv
ered during this session of Congress,
During the debate to-day Senator
Pritchard and Richmond Pearson were
clustered about the reporter and at
times prompted him.
No one to-night can forecast the re
sult of to morrow's vote in the
case. It is certain to be very
close. All the Democratic mem
bers are in the city excepting Repre
sentative Daly of New . Jersey,
who is not paired. Democratic leaders
are clumine a majority of nve for
Crawford, while the Republicans claim
they will seat Pearson by at least four
majority. Representative Driscoll,
Republican, is out of the city, but if
present to morrow will certainly vote
against Pearson.
The vote will be taken early to
morrow afternoon and promises to be
very interesting.
Quotations as Received by Telegraph Yes
terday and Last Night.
Special Star Telegrams. .
jnew York, May , There is a
strong demand for strawberries on this
market at from nine to twelve cents
per quart according to variety, quality
and condition in which 'received.
Green peas are selling at from $1.25
to f L50 per bushel and asparagus at
from $1.50 to $2.00 per dozen bunches.
rteets are from four to nve cents per
bunch and cabbage at from $3 to
$3.50 per barrel.
J. & G. Lippman,
Wholesale Produce Commission Mer
chants, 184 Reade street, New York.
New York, May 9. "Thompson"
berries sold this morning nine to
eleven cents; "Hoffmans," twelve to
fourteen cents. Green peas are bring
ing from $1.00 to $1.50 per barrel;
fancy beets six cents, cabbage $1.50
to $3.50".
Henry Elwell & Co.,
Produce Commission Merchants, 310
Washington street.
Conditions at Capital City Market as Re
ported by Ernest M. Merrick.
Special Star Telegram.
Washington, D. O., May 9. The
receipts of berries upon the Washing
ton market are very liberal and they
are meeting with fair demand at
range of from seven to eleven cents
per quart, much, of course, depending
upon the condition and quality of the
stock. There are alo liberal receipts
of peas and choice stock is bringing
from $1 to $1.25 per bushel with pros
pects for a lower price.
Ernest M. Merrick, -
Wholesale Fruits and Produce,
Nos. 937-939 B street Northwest.
Working Night and Day
The busiest and mightiest little thino-
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Col. W. J. Woodward Yesteraay -aoe
Known Appointment of Delegates to
Convention of Tenth District.
Col. W. J. Wpodward, chairman of
the County Democratic Convention,
yesterday made known the appoint
ment of delegates to the Tenth Sena
torial Convention, which in all prob
ability will be convened ia this city
on Saturday, May 26th. The list is
composed of forty-five delegates and
as many alternates and is as follows :
Delegates P. A. Montgomery, N.
B. Rankin, John H. Brown, c. w.
Wallace, Frank H. Stedman, Jas. S.
Worth, L. H. Skinner, W. E Perdew,
W. H. Bernard, J. B. Mercer, Martin
O'Brien, E. S. Latimer, Owen F. Lovo,
Gabriel Holmes, Martin Newman, M.
W. Divine, J. J. Nelms,-Z. E. Murrill,
M. H. Curran, J. G. L. Gieschen, Geo.
It. Peschau, Dan Quinlivan, W. B.
Cooner. Jno: K. Williams, -B. G.
Empie, DuBrutz Cutlar, F. W. Kerch
ner, C. W. Worth, H. li. Vollers,
John H. Sweeney, J. W. Norwood,
Jno. J. Fowler, Joe Roddick, W. G.
MacRae, C. L. Spencer, W. R. Smith,
William Calder, W. TT. Robertson, S.
P. Adams, J. G. Love, H.- L. Fen
tress. Otto Banck, Samuel' Blossom,
G. W. Chesnut, Herbert McClammy.
Alternates W. J. Bellamy, J. C.
Morrison, J. JEL Taylor, Jr.. C. W.
Yates, W. A. Willson, I. M. Bear, H
C. McQueen, Reuben Grant, N. N.
Davis, D. McEachern, R. W. Price,
J. F. Littleton R C. Orrell, Junius
Davis, Harvey Cox, F. H. Fechtig, S.
P. McNair, P. L Bridgers, D. L. Gore,
Sam Bear, Sr., J. G. Barentine, J. W,
Freeman, E. P. Bailey, J. F.' Maun
der, J. J. Bell, John Haar, F. Richter,
Tom Quinlivan, W. G. Runge, W. R.
Barksdafe,' Gerritt Walker, W. F.
Alexander, Rob't Bordeaux, John G.
Wagner, T. C. Mcllhenny, T. M. Tur-
rentine, H. H. Mcllhenny, Tom Mc-
Millian, R. B. Clowe, J. H. Davis, J.
R. Willams, Oscar Pearsall, W. A.
Willson, Jr., J. R Turrentine, Jr., J,
Hicks Bunting.-
How'i This?
We offer One Hundred Dollars Re
ward for any case of Catarrh that can
not be cured by Hall's Catarrh Cure.
V. J. UiUfiNKY & UU., Props.,
Toledo, O.
We, the undersigned, have known
F. J. Cheney for the last fifteen years.
and believe him perfectly honorable in
all business transactions and finan
cially able to carry out any obligations
made by their firm.
West & Truax,
Wholesale Druggists. .
Walding, Kinnan & Marvin,
Wholesale Druggists, Toledo, O.
Hall's Catarrh Cure is taken inter
nally, acting directly upon the blood
and mucous surfaces of the system.
Price 75c. per bottle Sold by all Drug
gists. Testimonials free.
Hall's Family Pills are the best, t
Visited by Another Serious Conflagration
Sunday Night-Losses Aggregate More
Than $4,000lacendiary Origin.
I Special Star Correspondence.
Mount Olive, N. CL, May 7. Mount
Olive was again visited by a destruc
tive fire Sunday night, and the loss
will aggregate about $4,000, half of
which is covered by insurance. The
fire was discovered about midnight in
the loft of an old hotel on southeast
corner of Main and East Centre
streets and spread quickly, though
the people of the town responded
promptly to the alarm and worked
heroically until the' fire was under
control. The hotel building was com
pletely destroyed, with several stores
on the first floor and a number ad
J. O. Cobb and wife occupied rooms
in the upper story of the hotel. Their
furniture and household goods were
totally destroyed, though they had in
surance amounting to $150.
Other losses were as follows:
Henry Chelney, groceries, loss $300,
no insurance.
M. W. Pope, groceries, loss $300, no
J. D. Highsmith, groceries, loss $700,
insurance 3uu.
W. D. James, market and restau
rant, loss $100, no insurance,
Harper Quinn, groceries and general
merchandise, loss $800. insurance $300,
-W. D. Dawson, barbershop, damage
siignt, no insurance.
Jim Walker, jewelry store, damage
siignt, no insurance.
J. A. Westbrook, general merchan
dise, loss about $3,000. insured.
R. F. Ashford, colored, restaurant,
loss iuu. no insurance,
W. W. Loftin, stables, loss slight.
no insurance,
Miss Alice Simmons, damage slight,
no insurance.
' The damage willresultjmostly to the
uisibuBun aa at wins particular time,
the strawberry season, they do their
largest business.
The fire is supposed to have been
. - ... ...
oi incenaiary origin tnougn tnere is
no clue to the perpetrator o' the deed
It was only with the greatest effort
that Westbrook's store was saved, af
ter the shutters and doors were
burned off.
Richmond Street Fair.
Mr. J. J. Dancy, one of the promot
ers of Richmond's big street fair 'and
carnival,' May 14-19th inclusive, was
here yesterday in the interest of that
enterprise. He speaks enthusiastically
of the ' prospects, and being an old
North Carolinian formerly of Green
ville, he hopes to interest many peo
ple of the state in the big event.
Reduced rates on all railroads
are announced and one thousand
magnificent exhibits ot every conceiv
able class are on the programme.
is thin blood, It causes pale
faces, white lips, weak nerves
and lack of vitality. A blood
enriching, fat producing
food-medicine is needed.
goes to the root of i!;o
trouble, strengthens and en
riches the blood, and build 2
up the entire system.
Fq ernic girls, thin
boys, and enfeebled mother
it is the Standard remef-v.
50c. nd $, all druggist, i.
SCOTT & BOWNE, Chemists, New Yoi it
h A Wife and Venerable Doctor Talks about Advanced Science.
:In a leading hotel, in a great city, a famous and aged physician was convera
ing. Listening to his wise and sententious discourse, were a group of well
dressed men, evidently lawyers, business men and commercial travelers.
My firm belief, Is " that medical science is certain yet to show that all dis
eases without exception are caused by invisible germs which are living organ." '
isms. Here is-the germ of that terrible disease diphtheria. 1 Here is the bacillus
of typhoid fever and here is the still more dreadful bacillus of tubercle which
causes that most destructive of aU diseases, consumption, This of that very
common and supposed incurable disease, catarrh." !
" I wish, Doctor," said the traveling man,- "that you would tell us about
catarrh. I have had it for years, and I am thoroughly discouraged. "
The Doctor answered. "Catarrh, like diphtheria, consumption, typhoid
fever, and a host of other diseases, is the result of a microbe invading the blood
and attacking specially the mucous membrane. This ;foul and most disgusting
disease is especially prevalent in the United States and it is rare to meet one
who is not, or has not been troubled more or less with it. How often is he or
she obliged to remain at home from pleasant entertainments, deprive themselves
of many intellectual treats, from fear of the disagreeable odor arising from ca
tarrhal affections. In its worst phase, the patient becomes loathsome both to
himself and his friends. ,
"I believe," cpntinaed this great physician, "that the true way to heal ca
tarrh is to medicate the blood. This can be done only by powerful alteratives
which act as blood purifiers." i , ;
Betsy A. Marett, of Manistee, Manistee Co., Mich., writes:
Dear Sirs : For ten years I was a sufferer from general debility and chronic
catarrh. My face was pale as death. I was weak and short of breath. I could
hardly walk, I was so dizzy and had a ringing in my head all the time. My
hands and feet were always cold. My appetite was very poor. Qn getting up
in the morning, my head swam so I was often obliged to lie; down again. I had
awful pains in the small of my back. 1 had a continual feeling of tiredness.
My muscular power was almost entirely gone, and I couldnto half a dozen
steps without stopping to rest, and often that much exercise caused me to have,
a pain in Bay side. It seemed as though the blood had left my veins. The doc
tors said my blood had all turned to water. I had given up all hope of ever get
ting wells I tried the best physicians in the state, but failed td get any relief.
My husband got me a bottle of Johnston's Sarsaparilla. I took it, and then 1
bought another. When these had been used, I was somewhat improved in
health. I continued its use, and felt I was growing stronger; my sleep was re
freshing, and it seemed as if I could feel new blood moving through my veins. I
kept on taking- it. and now consider myself a well and rugged woman. I work
all the time, and am happy. I am positive that the Sarsaparilla saved my life.
The sick headaches I have had since childhood, have disappeared, and my ca
tarrh has almost entirely left me. I cannot be. too thankful for what Johnston 's
Sarsaparilla has done for me. I. recommend all women who have sick head
aches to use vour Sarsaparilla. -
Gen. Joe Wheeler, His Former Com
mander, Adds a Beaotfol Tribute to
Memory of Departed Comrade.
Mrs. Georgiana Warrock ha9 re
ceive! from General Joseph Wheeler
the following beautiful tribute to the
value and worth as a man and soldier
of her husband,' the late Capt. Wil
liam Stewart Warrock, who served
gallantly during the civil war under
the command of the distinguished
Southern cavalry leader from whom
the letter was received : . -
House of Representatives,
Washington, D. O., May 5th, 1900. ,
Mrs. Wm. S. Waiirock, Wilmington,
N. C: f
My Dear Ms. jYarrock I write
to express my erreato regret at the death
of my gallant comrade Captain War-
rock, to express my high regard for
him as a soldier and a man and my
sincere sympathy with you ia your
sad bereavement. His sterling worth
and high character won - friends and
admirers in every avocation of life. It
is sad to see how fast the brave men
who fought a third of a century ago
are passing away.
With great respect, your friend and
servant, - Jos. Wheeler.
Slight Collision at Fremont Monday Night
Severely Injured Captain WHIiford.
News was received in the city yes
terday of a very serious accident which
befell Capt B. B. Williford, a popular
A. C. L. conductor on ' the Norfolk
"shoofly" train from Goldsboro. One
of his feet was so badly mashed as a
result of a slight collision at Fremont
Monday night that amputation was
The passenger train in some way ran
into a freight, which was standing on
the track at Fremont, and as the col
lision came Capt. Williford was pass
ing between two passenger coaches
and the jar threw him in a way that
one of his feet was caught between the
two coaches and severely mashed, as
stated. Dr. W. H. Whitehead, physi
cian in charge of the A. C. hospital at
Rocky Mount, was summoned and am
putated the bruised member.
Capt Williford is well known in
Wilmington and is a brother-in-law of
Capt. Edgar L. Hart, so favorably
known here. - '?
Executive Committee Matters. .
Though no definite conclusion has
been reached in the matter of calling
the -Tenth Senatorial Contention,
which will be composed of delegates
from New Hanover and Brunswick
counties,- Chairman Johnson, of the
New Hanover Executive Committee,
said yesterday that Saturday, April
26th, would be most probably the date.
The time will be made to suit the con
venience of the Brunswick delegation
and Mr. Johnson thinks the 26th inst
will suit all parties concerned.
Hon. Locke Craig, of Asheville, as
previously noted in these columns,
will speak in New Hanoyer on Thurs
day, May 24th, at a place to be desig
nated by the County Executive Com
mittee. Mr. Johnson says the speak
ing will undoubtedly take place in the
city and that he thinks it is j the pur
pose of the members of the. committee
to have Mr. Craig speak in either the
First or Fifth wards. Arrangements,
however, will be made later. .
To Attend the Reunion.
A meeting of delegates to the
reunion of Confederate Veterans at
Louisville was held last night in the
rooms of the Chamber of Commerce
The Seaboard Air Line was adopted as
the official route by which to attend
the reunion and the delegates ex
pect to leave Wilmington at 3:05
P. M., on Monday, May 1 27th, se
curing sleeper at Hamlet at 7.00 P. M ,
and arriving at Atlanta the next morn
ing at 5.15, o'clock. They will leave
Atlanta on a special at 7.00 A. M.,
arriving at Louisville .at . 8.00 P. M..
Tuesday. Those desiring can spend
half a day either in Atlanta or Chatta
nooga, taking a later train, arriving at
Louisville at 7.35 o'clock A. M., 'on
Wednesday, May 30th.
Almost 1,000 delegates to the
Southern Baptist Convention, which
will be ia session during the next few
days, have already arrived at Hot
Springs. Ark.f Fourteen States are re
presented in the gathering, j.
1 118 inl You Haw Always
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,ITX DirrMun-, jhuuke. -
For sale by HERBERT L. FENTRESS, DruegV.,
Wilmington, N. C.
County Commissioners Appear Dilatory
in Concurring With Aldermen Rela
tive to Joint Election.
As stated in yesterday's Star thre
is every reason to believe that com-,
plications are arising over the election
by the Aldermen of a Superintendent
of Health and Visiting Physician, as
between the city and county authori
ties, "who have heretofore, by Hive
m$nt for economy's sake, jointly
elected the officers and maintained by
appropriation the health office s f,:i
as the interests of the two bare Wu
in common. '
Whether the differences existinji'ara
by reason of a division of the duties of
the office, which it will be retuemb- i t-J
was made at the last meeting of i!ie
aldermen, or by reason of the person
selected for one or another at the p-.i i
tions, is unknown, but in auv evr i.t it
can be stated with authority that 1 hi
matter is still in process of adjustm-1 1
and no definite conclusions have t
been arrived at. i
Yesterday afternoon, beginning f 3
o'clock, a private conference of 1 v
houri duration between the Con My
Commissioners and the Sanitary C ' i
mittee of the Board of Aldermen
held at the Court House, but tl:
composing: the conference refused 1
disclose the proceedings. All t :-
commissioners were present at the
meeting and Mr. Hugh MacRae uuJ
Mr. H. P. West, of the Sanitary Cam
mittee, were also in attendance, Mr.
Jno. H. Hanby, the third member of
the committee, being absent. Dr.
George G. Thomas by request was slso
in attendance.
After the conference aa executive
session of the commissioners was beid
at which Dr. Thomas was also present.
Later,' the board met in open session
and audited bills for current expenses
The report of County Treasurer H.
McL. Green for the past month was
received and examined. It is not
known when another meeting will be
held but it may be perhaps as early hs
to-day. j
Chairman Simmon' Letter to Chairmen
' Holton Baptist Pemale University.
Special Star Telegram.
Raleigh, N. C., May 7. Demo
cratic State Chairman Simmons to day
wrote a letter to 'Republican Stato
Chairman Holton, asking for a joint
canvass of Democratic and Republican
candidates on the State ticket.
At a meeting of the trustees of the
Baptist Female University, this after
noon, the resignation of President
Blaaingame, handed in some weeks
ago, was accepted, and Rev. John E.
White, Secretary of the Baptist Mis
sionary Board, was elected to succeed
him. Mr. White asked tor ten days in
which to consider acceptance.
Charged With Stealing An Ox.
Daniel H. Cohen, al Brunswick
county negro, was arrested by Special
Officer S. H. Terry yesterday after
noon upon the charge of having stolen
an ox from Robert Hooper, also col
ored and from Brunswick county. The
warrant was issued by Justice Fowler
upon affidavit of Tom Clark, colored,
and the defendant was committed to
jail in default of $50 bond for his ap
pearance at the preliminary examina
tion this morning at 9 o'clock. From
the statement of Clark, the negro
Cohen stole the ox yesterday and drove
him to the city and sold the property
to Isham Young, a butcher ia one cf
the Wilmington market houses.
Mr. Giles P. Floyd, of Ashpole, Died Early
Yesterday Morning.
Special Star Correspondence.
Ashpole, N, C, May 8. One of
oar oldest and most honored citizens,
Mr. GUes P. Floyd, died here at his
home this morning at 3 o'clock. He
was in his 74th year and had been suf-.
fering for several months from
stroke of paralysis. Mr. Floyd was one
of the pioneer citizens of our town and
leaves a widow and four sons to mourn
their loss. . -
There were sales of spirits of
turpentine on the local market li8
yesterday afternoon at 46 i47i cents,
1 A. A , ' m . t lV.aA
out i or we most part 01 tne aay,
was nothing doing, as purchasers of
stock only offered 4SHi7u which
was not accepted by sellers. The re
ceipts were 40 casks.

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