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The .question of suffrage is not
based on sentiment for there is
really no sentiment in it, and when
you hear a white, man declaring
against restricted suffrage as an un
justifiable deprivation of some God
given inalienable right you are sim
ply listening to some mountebank or
fool. Society has a right to protect
itself from the rule of the unfit and
it is the province of society, or" the
State, to say who are the unfit.
There isn't a State, in this Union
that has not that right and there
isn't one that does not exercise -it
when its exercise becomes a matter
Some of the Xew England states
to-day have both educational and
property qualifications for voters,
others have tax-paying require
ments, while all require residence
for a stated period as a prerequisite.
The ostensible reason for all these,
safeguards is to prevent the abuse
of the ballot and injury to the com
munity that would result, from it,
but the real reason was to cut down
the vote of the foreign born, against
whom in some of the States there
was a3 much or more prejudice than
there is against the negro voter of
the South.", Such restrictions were
not intended to flsnrivA all
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born residents of the right to votfe,
but merely those of them whose
votes might be improperly con
trolled and in such a way as to do
injury to the State or community.
Xo one ever questioned the right
to enact and to enforce.that kind of
legislation, and no one ever found
serious fault with it, for every
one recogized the right of the State
votera, and its right -to protect itself
from an undesirable class of voters.
This is precisely what the South
ern IStates which have restricted suf
frage have done, and what North
Carolina, Virginia and other States
which intend to restrict it will do.
They do not propose to deprive ne
groes of the ballot "simply because
they are negroes, but to deprive of
it only those negroes in whose hands
it is not safe. '
What sensible persoh who takes a
rational, unprejudiced view of this
Question can find fault with a State
or community for protecting itself
from the domination of the unfit by
limiting the opportunities of the
unfit to do harm? , '
Does a railroad company entrust
-the control of its trains and busi
ness to men who do not know any
thing about the running of trains
or of the business . for which trains
Does a manufacturing company,
where system is necessary, pick up
any kind of persons who present
themselves and put them to work
in their respective department
without first ascertaining
thing as to their fitness?
Does the merchant do tha
Btore or the shopman in hi
No, indeed. They act on busi
ness principles and entrust t their
business only to those whom they
deem competent and deserving.
The experience of thirty years
has demonstrated that the negroes
in the South as a general thing are
not competent to intelligently dis
charge the duties of a citizenship
which was conferred upon them just
as they emerged from slavery, and
for which they had not the least
fjualification either by training or by
association. It didn't take long to
. demonstrate that for apparent as it
was under the first burlesque elec
tions in which they took part it has
been demonstrated at every election
since. The striking contrast between
them and the white voters shows
the lack of intelligence which char
acterizes them, for while white men
'11 Her as to men and measures and
, vote accordingly, the negroes, re
' gardless of men and measures, vote
solidly as they are told to vote by
, , men who pose as their leaders and
have influence over them.
The white voter mav not be able
: to read or write, but he still-can
uu aoe3 lorm intelligent opinions
becausa ho associates with white
men who discuss ouestions at issue
and he thus becomes informed and
capable of forming opinions and
voting intelligently, although he
may not be able to read. There is
not the remotest comparison be
tween the illiterate white voter andf
the illiterate negro voter. They are
as dissimilar as chalk and charcoal.
The majority of white voters are
property ownera and therefore they
are interested in good government,
while the - negroes as a mass are not
property owners and therefore have
not the interest in good government
that the white voter has and is the
more easily controlled by the
tricksters who use him. No one
wants to disfranchise the white
man, but every 'one who wishes well
to his State, and desires good, clean
good government does, want to dis
franchise the incompetent, vicious
and venal negro, who isn't any more
fit to exercise suffrage than a billy
goat is to run a locomotive.
A COLOSSAL BLUNDER.
iWe have recently quoted from
Northern writers and speakers ex
pressions of opinion on the race
question in the South, showing that
the Northern people are beginning
to realize, if they have not already
realized, that a colossal blunder was
made when suffrage was conferred
upon the emancipated slaves. In
an address delivered by Dr. A. W.
Small, Professor of Sociology in
the Chicago University, delivered at
Wake Forest College commencement
the Raleigh Neios and Observer
quotes him as saying:
"One week ago at my table in Chi
cago there sat aown to dinner with us
two Federal soldiers and the chaplain
of the University of Chicago. One of
the soldiers, after discussing problems
in the South, said with emphasis: 'It
was the most colossal blunder of the
North to dump down on our Southern
brethern thousands of men wholly un
prepared for suffrage.' Each of the
men agreed to this statement. Ten
years ago such a statement would
have been regarded as heresy.
. "You understand the conditions
here, Henry Cabot Lodge is not dead
but he is not the whole North. We
cannot give you any lessons in poli
tics any longer." ...
A colossal blnnder, verily it was,
if it wasn't a colossal crime.
And the feeling is growing that
this is a question for the South to
settle, and that the North should
keep hands off and let the Southern
white men settle it their own way.
In an interview with a reporter of
the New York Tribune, a leading
Republican organ, Mr. John Bar
rett, ex-Minister to Siaim, who has
recently spent some time in the
, "As to the race problem, I believe
that the Northerners should leave that
to the Southerners to settle,' and we
can count on their doing it better than
if we intervene and bring out sectional
feeling and distrust. The South to-day
is doing all its power to raise the mo
ral,' educational and industrial status
of the negro, even if it naturally ob
jects to his political control. In this
connection it can be said that it is the
race question alone that keeps the
South solid in politics. Otherwise the
new material development with all its
ramifications would make the South
ern States Republican or Democratic
according as their interests were best
These are illustrations of the
views taken of the race problem by
men in the North more or less promi
nent, some of whom are closely
identified with the Republican party.
They are beginning to realize that
while it is a problem in the solution
of which the whole country is inter
ested, the solution should be left to
the South, which best understands
how-to solve it the most effectually;
1 1 1 1 i i i : a 11,
with the, least fric
on and with the
leveridge, of Indiana,
surprise some 01 the rural denizens
York a few days ago by
them how he can plow. But
would be more surprised if they
ere to drop into the Senate some
time when he has one of his talking
fits on, and see how he can eject
language. As his own isn't enough
for him he has set himself to the
task of acquiring the sixty odd
lingos in the Philippines.
It is said that Rev. Dr. Levy,
who did the praying for the Repub
lican convention which nominated
Fremont forty-four years ago, has
been chosen as chaplain for the
convention which . will nominate
McKinley. As Dr. Levy is now88
years old he should be spared such
an ordeal as that. But when Hanna
outs up a job for effect , he has no
regard or feeling for his victims.
We admire the level-headedness of
Mfss Elizabeth Smith, of Derby,
Conn., with a fortune of $40,000,
who although courted by. several
fashionable voune men, married a
young mechanic in a type-writer
manufactory. As dollars take wings
sometimes, Miss S. wisely concluded
to hitch on to a fellow who would be
able to take care of her if her dollars
flew away. .
A diamond thief was recently ar
rested in Leipsic who has stolen
more precious stones, and swallowed
more than .that old hag in New
England had her coffin lined with
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He has per
r when sne was Duneu.
formed in this country and is sup
posed to have gotton away with
$500,000 worth of jewels.
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NEARING THE END,
Notwithstanding the fact that the
Boer commissioners in this country
keep a stiff upper lip and say that
tno uoer retreats .and movements
now are in pursuance of plans agreed
upon months ago before they left the
Transvaal there is little doubt that
the power of the Republics is
crushed, and that organizad opposi
tion is practically at an end. If the
Boers had any hope of "being able to
hold out they certainly would have
made a stand and some effort to de
fend their capital, and not leave it
to fall into the hands of the enemy
without a fight.
What they expect to accomplish
hy abandoning Pretoria and moving
further north is not apparent, for if
they are so weak as to be compelled
to abandon places which they have
been fortifying for emergencies, and
which were said to have been ren
dered extremely formidable, how
can they expect to hold out at other
points which they have not been
able to 30 fortify? All they can do
is to prolong the war by waging a
sort of guerilla warfare, but that
would be simply a waste of life, for
they would be compelled to succumb
to superior numbers and resources
as they have already been forced to
retreat before the superior numbers.
They may keep up the fight for
some time with the hope, I possibly
that England may become entangled
with some other power or powers
which would force her to withdraw
part of her armies from the "Trans
vaal and perhaps give the Boers an
ally. That's the only motive wo can
see in holding out after the fall of
Pretoria, but there is not at present
much prospect of that occurring in
time to do them any good.
They have made a gallant and a
heroic fight but have gone down be
fore overwhelming numbers, as it
was generally believed they would
in the beginning.
THAT TRICK DIDN'T WORK.
The defeat by the House of Rep
resentatives of the proposed amend
ment to the constitution giving Con
gress extraordinary power to deal
with trusts spoiled a nice trick the
Republicans had put up to fool the
people and quash the trust discus
sion during the Presidential cam
paign. The Democrats saw through
the trick and checkmated it with
The amendment was objection
able in itself because it gave Con
gress practically unlimited power,
but at the same time left the trust
question just where it is, because
great monopolies find ways of bring
ing pressure to bear upon Con
gress and of nullifying the very
laws that Congress passes. With
the Republican party in power
such an amendment would be a dead-
letter upon the statutes, just as the
Sherman anti-trust law has been a
dead-letter. With a Democratic
President and a Democratic Con
gress there would be no need for
such an amendment, for we. would
then have Representatives who
would deal honestly with the people
in trust legislation and law officers
who would enforce the law. The
Democrats who spoke on the pro
posed amendment made this plain,
and also made it plain wliy they
were opposed to this trick sprung at
this late day to, fool the people and
at the same time keep in with the
tru8t8,,which understood the trick.
GRAND RALLY IN DUPLIN.
Democrats Will Gather at Wallace
Amendment Meeting June 8th Sec
ond Regiment Band Engaged.
Mr. J. D. Mallard, of -Wallace, an
enthusiastic Democrat who is keenly
alive to the importance of the adoption
of the Amendment franchise, was here
yesterday to engage the Second Regi
ment Band for a big White Supremacy
Rally and Barbecue which the people
of Dunlin are arranging to celebrate
on Friday, June 8th.
Mr. Mallard was successful in secur
ing the services of the band for the
occasion and he informed the Stab
that the good people of his county will
make the event one of the greatest in
the history of Duplin. Hon. E. J.
Justice, Hon. J. Bryan Grimes and
other prominent campaign speakers
will address the people on the Amend
ment and everybody is invited to he
nresent and have a eood time. . The
ladies are also expected to be in at
tendance, and they will be in charge
of the big basket picnic to be spread.
Mr. D. L. Carlton is chairman of
1 the Democratic Executive Committee
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and the following committee witn Mr.
Mallard, as chairman, has been named
to make all arrangements for the
meeting: Jno. W. Boney, D. L. Mc
Brvde. W. F. Murphy, W. J. Boney
and B. R. Graham.
ThmhAn TTinsauls. brother of the
convicted murderer in the jail here,
iAi in tha citv Saturday with a
petition to Goyernor Russell asking,
for a commutation of the murderers
sentence to life imprisonment It
purports to be signed by eleven of the
Sampson county jurors who convicted
W ilMlJN UTUJN , JN . U.,
THE COMPTON SOLD.
and Little River
Transportation Co. Will
Operate New Boat.
REPAIRS WILL BE MADE.
An Excellent Freight and Passenger Ser
vice Assured to People of Lower
Cape Pear Coast Capt. W. A.
Sanders la Charge.
The, steamer Compton, which was
recently owned by the Cape Fear and
Yadkin Valley Railroad Company and
was subsequently bought by the
Atlantic Coast Line Company with the
either appurtenances of the old C. F. &
X. Y. railroad, has been sold to the
("Wilmington and Little River Trans
portation Company, which company
already Operates the steamer, Sea
bright, and lof which Messrs. Stone,
Rourk & Co., of this city, aee agents.
For several days it has been known
that negotiations for the purchase of
this staunch steamboat have been
pending, but not until yesterday was
a .definite announcement made. The
boilers and all machinery were care
fully examined by the purchasers, and
they will no w expend a neat sum for
the complete overhauling of. the boat
from stem to stern, and the Stab' learns
upon good authority that it will be
used on a fast schedule, as a freight
and passenger boat to and from Little
River, S. C, and intervening points
in Brunswick county.
One of the points at which it will
touch will be Shallotte, if the business
there can be made to develop suffi
ciently to warrant the service,' which
will be first-class in every particular
and which' will no doubt be appreciated
by the . people of that community.
The trip to Little River, S. C, a dis
tance of 70 miles, can be made in seven
hours and the people of that section,
it is learned, will make an endeavor
to have the new boat secure the mail
contract on a thrice-a-week schedule,
which will be inaugurated as sooa as
the business will demand.
Capt. W. A. Sanders, the popular
and clever master of the Sedbright,
will be in charge of the new boat, and
his thorough knowledge of the coast
ing trade and his affable manners will
make the new line a prosperous one
from the very start. Members of the
Wilmington and Little River Trans
portation Company have abundant
confidence in the future of the coun
try to which ity proposes to fur
nish such an excellent freight and
passenger service, -and it was with
this end in view that the new boat
The Compton was built in 1889 at
Wilmington, Del., for the C. F. & Y.
Y. railroad at a cost of about 120,000.
She was used until a little more than
a year ago in transferring passenger,
baggage, mail, express, etc., from
Point Peter to the depot on this side
of the river. She is built of iron, has
a tonnage of 107, and is 83i feet in
length, with a breadth of 24 feet Her
depth is eight feet, and she is admir
ably adapted to the coasting freight
and passenger traffic. The ; saloons
and all equipments are the best that
money can buy, and with the com
plete repairs that will be made by the
new owners she will, indeed, be a
THE TRUST AMENDMENT.
One of the Best Speeches Made Was by
Representative Kltchln. .'
Special Star Telegram.
Washington, D. C, June 1. Dur
ing the discussion of the trust amend
ment at the session of Congress held
last evening, Representative Kit chin,
who secured the floor, delivered one
of the best speeches of the evening.
Owing to the brief time allotted Mr.
Kitchin he was forced to cut out a
great part of his speech. He declared
that the Democratic party had always
opposed trusts, while on the other hand
the Republican party was the mother
of trusts from which she secured her
vast campaign- funds. He dwelt at
some length on the attitude of Repub
lican platforms which he said had
always contained . a plank opposing
trusts up to 1896. He said that in
1896 the party was forced to eliminate
the trust question at the dictation of
Mark Hanna in order to secure cam
paign funds to be used in a corrupt
manner. Mr. Kitchin has shown him
self all tnrougn tne session to be an
abfe debater and for a new member
has few equals on the Democratic side
of tne chamber. .
Representative Small to day intro
duced a bill authorizing the Secretary
of the Treasury to pay to the estate of
Samuel T. Carrow. orWashingtoa, N.
C, $3,596 for quartermaster and com
missary stores lurmsnea tne unneu
Kenresentative Klutlz expects to
leave for Buffalo after the adjourn
ment of Congress to attend the annual
convention of the Knights of Jionor.
'Northeast River Improvement. .
The government stump puller Gen
eral El G. Wriaht. which has been
engaged in removing obstructons from
the channel of the Northeast river for
the past six weeks or more is in port
for supplies, etc. She will return to
her "work early this week. She is in
charge of Capt. Dicksey and is said to
be doine some good work. Northeast
river is an inviting stream for steam
boatmen and it is hoped the7 improve-
now going on- will remove all hin
drance in operating a regular steam'
Wt schedule to points along the
The Seashore Hotel at Wrights-
ville Beach was opened to guests-last
Saturday. " ,
Jb KJJD AY, JUNE 8, 1900.
Wake Forest and St Mary's The Qrad-nates-Improvements
to Be Made at
Wake Forest by Trustees.
Special Star Telegram.
Raleigh, N. C, May SLWake
Forest College commencement exer
cises ended to day, with the graduation
of thirty young men.
Never in the history of the College
ha so good a report of the progress of
the institution been made by the board
of trustees. The board has decided to
make the following improvements:
1st. Repair the central building, the
oldest of the present college buildings;
the repairs will be in the central part
of the building. A year from now the
wings , will, be improved. Also, Jhe
Wingate memorial building will be
improved and lighted by gas.
2d. Krect a model gymnasium build
ing and fit up a modern gymnasium.
Five thousand dollars has been appro
priated for the building and a commic
tee was appointed to have the work
3rd; Chair of 'pedagogy established
and Prof. C. C. Crittenden, superin
tendent of Concord graded schools,
elected to take charge of it. Prof.
Crittenden is a graduate of Richmond
College and Johns Hopkins Univer
4th. Chair of pharmacy established.
The selection of instructor is left with
the executive committee. A course of
pharmacy will have been arranged by
the beginning of the Fall session.
5th. Chair of medicine also created ;
instruction to begin with the Fall
term of 1901.
6th. Assistant professor of law will
be chosen before the beginning of the
Fall term. His selection is in the
hands of the executive committee.
7th. Professor Brewer, who has been
spending a year In special work at
Cornell, and Professor Paschall, who
has been a year at Chicago University
have both returned and will resume
their duties next session.
St. Mary's school commencement
was held to-day. There were twelve
ACQUIRED VALUABLE LOTS.
he Atlantic Coast Line Railroad Com
pany Has Purchased Real Estate
on Front Street.
From deeds recorded yesterday at
the Court House it became publicly
known that the Atlantic Coast Line
Railroad Company had purchased of
Mr. James Madden and Col. John
Wilder Atkinson the valuable tracts of
Front street real estate next south ad
joining the A. C. L. general offices on
the west side of the street.
The lots purchased of Mr. Madden run
along Front street 100 feet and back
into the block 86 feet and 6 inches.
Upon them are situated the Victor
House, a two-story brick building, and
the residence now occupied by Mr.
Madden. The stipulation for this prop
erty was $15,500.
The lot purchased from Col. Atkin
son has a frontage of 29 feet and runs
back in the block 89 feet. Upon it is
situated a dwelling house. The stipu-
ation was' $3,000.
. In view of the recent consolidation of
the various railway systems of the
Coast Line and the establishment of
headquarters here for the greater sys
tem, it is said that additional general
office buildings will be erected here for
extra clerical force, which will mean
much for Wilmington and her indus
It is learned that the property own
ers wno nave sola to tne a. u. 1j. win
not be required to vacate until July.
HAVE AWARDED CONTRACTS.
Thad F. Tyler and Wilmington Iron Works
Will Pot in Baths.
The contracts for putting in the new
system of baths in the Young Men's
Christian Association building have
been awarded. Mr. Thad F. Tyler
received the contract to erect the
dressing rooms and the Wilmington
Iron Works will put in the baths and
other fixtures. The work on them
will begin within the next few days
and when completed will be a valu
able acquisition to the'Y. M. C. A.
equipment. The total cost will be
several hundred dollars. -
Left at a Hotel In Fayetteville by a Yonng
Special Star Telegram.
Fayetteville, N. C, June 2. A
young white woman came up from
Wilmington this morning and to-night
left on the fast mail, leaving an infant
about three weeks old at the Davis
Hotel. She seemed to be a very intel
ligent, well raised young woman.
Can't tell why she acted so, as she
gave them not the least warning of
her actions. She claimed to be a Mrs.
The Southport Railroad.
The Southport Standard of this
week says that the Board of Aldermen
of that town granted Mr. C. N. Wire,
of Philadelphia, vice president of the
company which has been chartered to
extend a line of railway from South
port to Wilmington, the privilege of a
right of way through several streets
of the town for the tracks of the pro-
nosed line. The grant was made
upon condition that the "company be
gin work within one year from date
and have the road completed and con
nected with one or more roads at Wil
mington within one year after begin
ning the work."
Committee's Substitute Favorsblv Re.
ported and Placed on the Calendar.
Merely to Affect N. C. Election, -
Special Star Telegram.
Washington, D. C, June 2. The
Senate Committee on Privileges and
Elections yesterday had under consid
eration Senator Pritchard's resolution
declaring exclusion from the privilege
of the franchise because of race to be
unconstitutional. The committee de
cided to recommend the adoption of a
substitute directing the committed to
nvestigate whether such exclusion is
antagonistic to the constitution. The
substitute passed the committee by a
party vote and was later reported to
the Senate, being placed upon the cal
Prominent Democratic members of the
Hous9, when asked about the resolu
tion, all seemed to think that the reso-
ution itself would have no effect.
That it was reported favorablymerely
to please Senators Butler and Pfilch
ard and to have an effect on the com;
ing North Carolina election.
Representative Bellamy to day in
troduced a bill authorizing the pay
ment of $1,160 to the estate of Wash
ington Miller, New Hanover county,
N. C., for stores and supplies seized by
the Federal troops.
Representative Small to day intro
duced a bill appropriating $10,500 for
the heirs of Wm. J. Ellison, of Beau
fort, N. C, in payment for cotton ap
propriated by U. S. military forces
during the civil war.
Representative Thomas to-day intro
duced a bill authorizing the Secretary
of the Treasury to pay to Thomas
Gaskill, of North Carolina, $1,500 for
damage to property by the Union
Representative Kluttz left for Salis
FRUIT GROWERS' EXPRESS.
Mr. C. W. Woodward, Division Agent, Has
Gone to Augusta, Qa.
Mr. C. W. Woodward, agent for this
division of the Fruit Growers' Express
Company, left yesterday afternoon for
Augusta, to handle the peach, canta-
oupe and vegetable crop from that
section. However, the clerical work
of the division will be done from the
Wilmington office. The strawberry
season now is about over and the
work is being wound up as rapidly as
possible preparatory to shipments of
vegetables, which are. coming oh the
market now in considerable quantities.
More beans are being shipped from
points along the W. and W. road than
any other vegetable; The Fruit
Growers' Express are handling from
six to eight cars daily frjom the section
around Goldsboro, and large quanti
ties are also being shipped from Wash
ington and Newbern. VV
INDIA FAMINE FUND.
Other contributions were yesterday
received for the India Famine Fund,
making the aggregate amount thus far
received $28.71. The Star is asked by a
public spirited citizen to suggest that
the churches take up collection for this
worthy benefit at some of the meetings
this week. It is a noticeable fact that
the only church that has done such a
meritorious thin? thus far in the city
is a colored church at which a very
creditable sum was received.
The fund received by the Stab to
this date is as follows:
Previously acknowledged . .$25.31
Contributed "By a Friend 25
Through Epworth League, Jun
ior Department, Grace M. E.
Ernest Bulluck $1.00
Jennie Corbett .25
Myra Davis 05
Florence Jackson .10
Annie Casey. 20
Committed for Larceny.
William Thomas and Thomas Wells,
two colored youths, were arraigned in
Justice Fowler's court yesterday morn
ing charged with the larceny of two
pistols and a banjo from the residence
of Mrs. T. H. Southerland, on Post
office avenue. Wells had been em
ployed about the house and the evi
dence was sufficient to admit of prob
able cause. He was committed for the
Criminal Court in default of $50 bond,
and Thomas was discharged.
Will Return Pictures.
Mr. R. P. Paddison, of Point Cas
well, writes the Stab as follows:
"It was due to the notice you made
through the Daily Stab that the fraud
'Thomas', who collected pictures
through this country was arrested and
convicted. 1 nave securea me pic
tures he collected from this section
and if you will kindly state the fact in
your columns the parties can get them
by applying to me."
Mr. Henry Waiters' Yacht.
A Bneciai telesrram from New Lon
don, Conn., to the New York Times,
dated May 21st, says: "A cablegram
was received here to-day from " Capt.
Brand, master of Henry Walters'
yacht, Narada, announcing the safe
arrival of the vessel at Southampton
to-day with all well."
Died at Warsaw.
Friends of Mr. J. L. Jordan, who
clerks at the store of Mr. M.F. Croom,
corner of Water and Princess streets,
will sympathize with him in the loss
of his little son,- aged eight months,
whose death occurred at Warsaw Sat
urday morning. In response to a tel
egram Mr.; Jordan left immediately for
To Make the Sherman Act More
Effective in Prosecution of
Trusts and Combines.
ONLY ONE VOTE AGAINST IT.
Senate Passed the Measure Providing for
Extradition of Persons Committing
Certain Crimes in Cuba-Ap
propriatlon Bills Passed.
By Telegrapn to the Morning Star.
Washington, June 2. After an
extended debate the Senate to-day pass
ed the bill providing for the extradi
tion, of persons who have commited
certain crimes in Cuba, fro the United
States to the island. As amended the
bill provides that the alleged criminal
shall be punished under the laws of
Cuba as administered by Cuban
The last of the appropriation bills,
the General Deficiency, was passed al
so, the emergency River and Harbor
bill, providing for numerous surveys
and for other public work.
Mr. Clay, Georgia, and Mr. Stewart,
Nevada, addressed the Senate a length
on the questions involved in the gov
erment of our insular possessions.
Soon after the Senate convened to
day a concurrent resolution was
adopted providing for the printing of
sixteen thousand sets of messages and
papers of the Presidents; 10,000 sets to
be sold at the actual cost of publication
and 6,000 sets to be placed at the dis
posal of the Senate and House.
Senator Morgan, chairman of the
Committee on Inter-Oceanic Canals,
made a request that the so called Hep
burn Nicaragua Canal bill be made
the special order for consideration at
2 P. M. on Monday, December 10th,
the second Monday of the next session.
His request was agreed to.
The substitute proposed by the Sen
ate Judiciary Committee for the
House bill providing for the extradi
tion of allegeu criminals from the
United States to Cuba was called up
by Senator Fairbanks, Indiana.
Senator Stewart proposed to strike
out a provision of the proposed law
that the judge "shall be satisfied that
proper provision exists for securing to
the accused a speedy and fair trial
for such offence where he will be in
formed of the nature and cause of the
accusation and be confronted with the
witnesses against him and have com
pulsory process for obtaining witnesses
in his favor and have the assistance of
counsel for his defence.
Senator Tillman said it seemed to
him that when an American accepted
an appointment in Cuba and then
broke the law and brought disgrace
upon his country at the same lime, he
ought to take the consequences as they
mignt be meted out to mm by tne laws
of the country where he had com
mitted his crimr.
'If we cannot obtain for a man a
fair trial in Cuba," said Senator Ba
con, "it is our own fault, as we have
full control there, and we cannot
escape responsibility for it." It was
manifest, ne said, that the J udiciary
Committee did not approve of the re
tention of the provision in the bill.
Senator Bacon referred to the alleged
conspiracy of Capt. Carter with Gay
nor and Green at Savannah, Ga.,
whereby, he said, the government was
swindled out of about $2,000,000. He
said Gaynor and Green were the men
who had committed the offence, while
Captain Carter was in prison. A Fed
eral judge in New York had refused
recently to extradite Gaynor . and
Green to Georgia for trial and they
were free now.' He cited this instance,
he said, to indicate a fear that a ma
jority of criminals, at which the pend
ing bill was aimed, might escape.
In opposing the amendment, Sen
ator Caffery said : "I don't think we
ought to be swept off our feet in con
sidering a general statute like this by
the speculations of Mr. Neely. His
action has shocked the entire Amer
ican public, but it behooves the Sen
ate not to eliminate a provision like
this which guarantees to every Amer
ican in Cuba a fair and impartial
Senator Fairbanks said he was will
ing to accept the amendment.
The proviso was stricken out 46 to
10 and the bill passed without divi
sion. At 5.25 P. M. the Senate adjourned.
House of Representatives.
Only one vote was cast in the House
to-day against the Littlefield Anti
trust bill to amend the Sherman Act of
1890 to make it more effective in the
prosecution of trusts and combinations,
their agents, officers or attorneys. Mr.
Mann, (Illinois) Republican, cast the
negative vote. The Trill, according to
the statements of Republican leaders,
goes to the limit of the authority of
Congress under the constitution. Ail
the Democratic minority amendments
except one were defeated. That was
an amendment declaring that nothing
in the act should be construed to ap
ply to trades unions or labor organiza
tions, which was adopted by a vote of
260 to 8.
Mr. Ray, New York, in charge of
the bill, raised a point of order against
it, but was overruled by the speaner.
All except eight Republicans, Messrs.
Aldrich of Alabama, Allen and Little
field of Maine, Bailey, Long and Cald
erhead of Kansas, and Cannon and
Hltt of Illinois, voted for it
The bill amends the Sherman Anti
trust law so as to declare every con
tract or combination in the form of a
trust a conspiracy- in restraint of
commerce among the States or with
foreign nations illegal, and every party
. i 1 a a: :u
to sucn contract or conmmauon gumy
of a crime punishable by a
fine of not less than $500
nor more than $5,000 and by imprison
ment not less than six months nor
more than two years. It provides that
any person injured by a violation of
the provisions of the law may recover
three-fold damages. The definition of
"person" and "persons" in the present
law is enlarged so as to include the
agents, officers or attorneys of corpo
rations. For purposes of commerce it
declares illegal all corporations, asso
ciations formed or carrying-on busi
ness for purposes declared illegal by
the common law; provides that they
may be perpetually en jomed from car
rying on inter-state commerce and
forbids them the use of the United
States mails. It provides for the pro
duction of persona and papers; con
fers jurisdiction upon the United States
Circuit and District Courts for the
trial of cases under it and authorizes
any person, firm, corporation or asso
ciation to begin and. prosecute pro
ceedings under it.
Before proceeding to the considera-
tion of the anti trust bill,
special order the House .
some routine business.
The Senate amendments to the Sun
dry Civil bill were disagreed to and
the bill was sent to conference.
I The anti trust bill was then taken
up, and thirty minutes general debate
on each aide wai had, after which the
bill was read under the five minute
rule. . '
The minority 'amendment authoriz
ing the President to place on the free -list
articles in which he is satisfied
there is a combination in restraint of
trade, was lost-4l22 to 133.
i The vote on final passage was 273 to
1, and the announcement of it was
cheered to the echo. -!
At 5.80 P. M. the House adjourned
I SPIRITS TURPENTINE.
1 - 1
1 Colnmbnal- 7ic' MV T. T
Yates, a well-to-do and highly re
spected farmer, lof Grists, died at his
home on the 28th ult.
! Mount Olive Advertiser: Mr.
John R, Smith is the proud owner of a
rose bush that produces roses of sev
eral colors. On a single twig could be
found roses of a deep red, pink and a
pure white. The ready made boquets
attracted no little attention from lovers
of flowers. J
Sanford Express'. Mr. A. W.
Huntley liberated 1,140 pigeons here
early last Sunday morning for three
Baltimore clubs.! Eleven hundred left
upon their retujrn to Baltimore at
once. About forty remained here for.
some time befote they took their departure.-
i Monroe Enquirer : Mrs. Mar
tha Parker, of B lford township, died
on Sunday, May 27th. after an illness
of only three days. She was -eighty-five
years old. Mr. ' Julian
Tarleton, wife of Mr. Raymond Tarle
ton, of New 8alem township, died
suddenly on Msjy 24th. She te a
hearty supper and soon after com
plained of swimming of the head: She
lay down and in a few seconds was
dead. ; -
i Raleigh Pisf: Mr. Beauregard
J. Arendell returned yesterday from
Robeson county, where he has- been
m charge of the convicts at work on
the extension of the Aberdeen & Rock
fish Railroad. The convicts at work
there, fifty-five in number, have been
taken to the Caledonia farms to assist
in harvesting the grain crops. As
soon as the grain crops are harvested
the convicts will be taken , back to
complete the extension of the railroad.
Since January ten miles of railroad
have been built i The track now ex
tends from Duodarick, in Robeson
county, to Hope Mills, in Cumberland .
county. I ,
j' Fayetteville Observer: We ;
regret that we have to announce that .
the negro who committed the outrage
in Flea Hill township, has succeeded '
in making his escape. Information
came to the city last evening that a
strange negro had been seen entering
a swamp near the scene of the out
rage; that the neighbors had formed a
cordon of watchers around the swamp,
and that help was wanted. At day- ,
dreak near 50 mn, armed with shot ,
guns, rifles and j pistols, invaded the
Bwamp and began to "beat the bushes"
in the effort to i find the miscreant. M
Any one who knows anything about
the swamps on the east side can appre
ciate the difficulty of the undertaking
In such a tangle of reeds, briars, slime
and mire the advantage is entirely'
with the one in hiding. The searchers
found the remnants of the camp-fire
where the negrd had cooked his food
injhe swamp, and his tracks where he
had left the swamp and gone into a
a collard patch' the evening before,
but they could not get a glimpse of the
fugitive after six hours searching.
The colored people, neighbors of this
young couple, rendered every assist
ance in their pojwer to the law officers
in attempting bq track and find the fu
gitive and in giting information that
would lead to his discovery. The
Sheriff does nola believe that any of
them have aided in his escape.
GREATER SEABOARD SYSTEM.
Pinal Act in the
orapletlon of the Oreat
pike Driven by Little
Son of Pi
to the Morning star.
a., June 2. Amid
and in the presence
of an immense
.crowd and accompa-
nied bv the boo
of cannon and music
of several bands, the final act in the
completion of jthe Greater Seaboard
system took place here this afternoon.
. The returning trains from Tampa
with the distinguished guests of the
road, arrived only a few minutes late,
and as they entered the city the
Howitzers fired a salute. Immediately
on the disembarkation, Master John
Skelton Williams, the three-year-old .
son of President Williams, drove the -;
gold spike; the blows of his silver
hammer signalling to every station of '
the system that the great work the
South has been so much interested in .
In the crowd jat the station was Gov-
ernor Tyler, members of the Chamber
of Commerce and the Mayer, who had
been escorted there by the Richmond
Light Infantry Blues and other mili
The spike was of the regulation size
and after the ceremony of driving it
was over the v isitors were driven i to
the capitol square, where speeches
were made by Governor Tyler, Z. L. ,
Morris, president of the Chamber of
Commerce; Ma ror Taylor gand Gene
ral Joe Wheeler.
. To night;the Celebrations closed with
a banquet at the Jefferson, which
' was the most elaborate in all of its ap-.
pomtments ever given here, The dec- "
orations were j superb. The color
scheme was white and red, A feature
in the floral decorations was a map of
the Seaboard system, the water being .
ivy, the land in white carnations, ' and
the track in pink -carnations, .with the
stations marked by red flowers. The
guests were composed of distinguished
financiers, railroad and public men
from all ove? Ijhe country. "
. - YOUNG GIRL MURDERED.
Found Dead in tie Woods Near Her Home.
Negroes Suspected. '
By Telegraph to the If onunn Star.
Mobile, AlL, June 2. Miss Win
ners tein, thirteen years of age, was
found dead in the woods near Beau
vern, Miss., this evening at 5 o'clock.
She had been J outraged and killed.
The locality is two miles from BiloxL
Two negroes are "suspected of the
crime.. One was captured on ' the
Louisville and Nashville train at Bay
St Louis and will be taken to Biloxi
on the train tof night and will reach
there at 10 o'clock. Several parties of
men are searching for the other sus
pect and are taking up all the negroes
they can find. I
bank statement shows
changes: Surplus re-
$1,310,950; loans. In
crease $7,347,600; specie, increase $3,
518,900; legal fenders, increase (628,
100; deposits, increase $11,344,200 ;cir-
now hold $201123,275 in excess of the
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