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WHAT CONGRESS DID
The first session of the 5&th Con
gress which adjourned Thursday
TOns no tlin n I Wl I Tl
ua kuo i uiitfuwjiiua jr tvss
characterized it, "a most remarkable I
one," remarkable for the large I
A...nHnt nf tall- . th frr,nonf
mages, and the small amount of
work accomplished. If the country
. expected much from it it was dis
appointed, for it did little in which
theeountry was interested and failed
-or refused to do several things in
which the country was interested in
anil oa which it had a" right to ex
pect some action.
" To sura up tho legislation of gen
eral interest it appropriated about
:i-.000,000 more than the first ses
sion of the previous Congress did,
passed the gold standard bill and the
Porto Rico bill, and took Hawaii in.
It left Cuba just where it was,
without any positive actionto indi-
cate what the purpose of tho Repub-1
hcan party is as to letting go its hold,
on that island.
It took no action as to the Philip
pines, trusting to luck, and throw
ing the whole responsibility upon
it made no attempt to comply
with the demands of the people to
reduce the war taxes, although it
"points with pride" to the $70,000,
000 surplus in the Treasury.
it quailed before the trusts "and,
although hypocritically professing
to be opposed to monopolies, shrunk
from doing anything or attempting
anything to curb the trusts.
It turned a deaf ear to the peti
tions of the publishers of the coun
try to relieve them from the extor
tions of the paper trust by repeal
ing the protective duty on pamper"
and paper making materials.
It hungup the Nicaragua Canal
bill after it had passed the House
i,pcocuittnen ujr one oi ne
largest majorities ever given for a
"public measure, and passed it over
r lnniinnnn . 1 - . i .
till the next session, when the prob
abilities are that work will be so far
advanced on . the Panama canal
that this will be put forward
. as an argument aeainst aDDro
priating money for another oanal on
the ground that one Isthmian canal
will be sufficient. The Panama
canal lobbyists and the Pacific rail
way lobbyists got in their work in
the Senate. Aside from the fact
that the Republican managers
wantnl tr rnt nflF flia lift nnr nnA
a year which this bill called for, it
was a measure in which the South
was especially interested; which was
another reason why they strangled
it. If the North was as -anxious
for its construction as the South is
they would doubtless have put it
"TTf" i mm . m i m
mtn an tne talk of currency re
form it confined itself to the pas
sage of the gold standard bill, there
dj adopting tue juntisn currency
airaln... In . ,1 t 4.1... A ! l
bjououa luoucau Ui bill? AUiCllUaU Ul
metallic system which had prevailed
from the foundation of the Govern
ment. It was a complete surrender
to the gold speculators and to the
national banks whose charters are
practically prolonged thirty years,
thereby fastening that system upon
the country for another generation.
As a concession to those sections
whose banking facilities are limited,
which suffer from a scarcity of cur
rency, it provided for the establish
ment of banks with a capital of 125,
000 in small towns, which is more a
concession in form than in substance
for not many of these banks will be
established for the reason that the
bonds command too high a premium
to make ' their establishment with
such a capital profitable. State
banks , will pay better, and come
nearer meeting the demands of the
people, in whose interest these small
banks were ostensibly authorized.
lhey make much ado over the es
timated 1200,000,000 a year we pay
the owners of foreign ships for
uumg our ocean carrying, out per
s'i8tently refused to pass any law au
thorizing Americans to buy ships
abroad and sail them under the
American flag, but offered instead a
ship subsidy bill to money into the
pockets of American capitalists who
would have ships built -and
American ship builders who would I
build the ships. This bonus was 1
not to be given for the character of
amps mat are most needed for the
purposes of commerce, but for the
high priced ships of speed which
would be mainly used aspasseneer
ships and mail carriers B?t thZ
billl on account T
- vuo ouuxujr
vppoaiwon to it by the Democrats,
and theif exposure of its true scone-
was hung up until after the next
election, whenif they have votes
enough in Congress they will run it
through, and saddle $180,000,000
tax-payers of. the
w - - -i - - -
This, briefly stated, is what the
first session of the 56th Congress.
after six months talk and racket, did
and didn't do," a record that the Re
publicans will find it no pleasant
thing to stand upon and defend
when brought face to face with the
HOW IT CAME TO PASS.
spencer Is. Adams, Pritchard's
nominee for Governor, spoke at
-bayetteville, Thursday, to an au-
I dience of seventy-five negroes, fif
I faun mliil, T -
i " Aiepuuncans, and as
man7 Democrats, who went there
doubtless, to see Spencer perform.
This W th v ... ni
This is the count made by the Ob
server. He made a very tame speech,
aui u fefcu tin r 1 1 m nicrn n nraa ani
horotu AmvlvAln AMJ Ji. .n i
O "v V uu
-v.w ujuvujr nuu umu 6 attempt
any argument, ile seemed, accord-
l n er r r . 4-U a "!,, i . . -i
6 .v ,uo weaver, to oe unaer
hack, out ofhis element, which may
t-ua auuuuui ior nis penunctory
speech and then again perhaps the
complexion of the majority of his
audience and the smallness thereof
may have had a dispiriting effect.
A A. Y t .
a iuau uuuuoi spreaa nimseii to a
The most remarkable thing about
.this speech, as we gather from the
Observers account, was the story
which Candidate Adams related aa
t0 bow he consented to become the
nominee of the party." Here it is;
"I did not seek or desire the nomim.
tion for Governor, but just before the
convention met, and while I was lying
iu oeu, an oia gray-naired man came
to my side and, placing his' hand on
mine, said : Mn 1861 I was compelled
'to fight for the rich white man and hia
slaves, though I had none, and now
these same white men want me to give
them power over my vote and the vote
oi my son ; you must champion our
1 his is a nice little romance. Of
course it is true, for no one would
suspect a distinguished individual
like Spencer of building up such a
fiction simply for the entertainment
Of .seventy-five darkeys, fifteen
wiiue Aepuoucans ana as many
Democrats, who had gone to the
show. Spencer didn't want the
nomination. Of course he didn't.
He. never was known to want any
thing that there wasn't something
in for Spencer, or that he couldn't
get. That has been characteristic
of him, ever since he bobbed
up in politics, so characteristic
that he generally has a grip on
one thing while he is reaching out
for something else he didn't want.
But he couldn't resist this "old
gray haired man," who so patheti
cally reached out and put his hand
on Adam's hand and he succumbed
right there in bed and resolved to
become a "champion." '
He didn't tell usJ whether that
same old gray haired man had work
ed his way into Pritchard's room,
caught him in bed, put his hand on
the Senator's hand and implored
him to hustle and put Spencer up
as a champion, but we expect he
did.-. At. all events now we know
why Spencer consented to make the
sacrifice, and that all the glory of
bringing about that remarkable
event doesn't belong to Senator
Pritchard. JTwas the old man that
NO GLORY TO ENGLAND.
President Paul Kruger declares
that the Boers will continue to fight
while they have 500 men able to
bear arms, and doubtless the old
chieftain means every word he says,
although he must realize that it has
already become a hopeless fight for
him and his, however determined
they may be or heroic they may
prove. Twenty-five thousand men,
driven to bay as they are, cannot
hope to make a successful struggle
against one of the most formidable
nations on the earth, with un
bounded resources and the earth
to draw from, and an army of 250,-
000 men in the field. Valor and
resolution can do much, but they
cannot do the impossible.
They have already established
their claim to imperishable fame by
one of the grandest struggles on
record. . They have lost their independence-
and their country will be
absorbed by Great Britain, for that's
what the war was forced for, and the
only thing left for them, to do will
be to accept the inevitable or trek
as they have done several times be
fore, when England will probably
again follow them if she finds it to
her interest to do'so , that is unless
she has learned a lesson from this
war which has cost her so much
treasure and so many lives, and in
which she has won no glory, the
glory going to the defeated lew whol
- : - m- - .
stood ud so splendidly against over-1
whelming numbers and resources.
ADVICE THAT WILL NOT BE
Negroes rarely assemble anywhere
nTJZ ,711 mention is
notf f ven theace Problem
of qualified suffrage.
now that more or leas attention ia
At the annual meeting ofthe Phila
delphia conference of the African
Methodist Episcopal Church at Ches
ter, Pa., this week Bishop Grant,
of Philadelphia, in his address,
speaking of the race problem, said:
' "Whatever may be the conflict be
tween the colored and white races in
this country is likely to arise from the
nun inai me oia class of masters and
uvorseers wno were accustomed to
noia a guaraian relationship over the
man Ot COlOr. Whom hn nnn.MJ
belonging to the inferior race, is fast
passing away. We are aware that there
are ignorant negroes who are allowed to
exercise me ngnt of franchise, and so
there are ignorant white men, who are
w "owea to exercise the same
nguia, ana a large number of them
are unaoie to understand the ordinary
English language. In the face of this,
why should the negro be disfranchised
any more than his ignorant white
oroiaen xne voice of justice at the
wr jm enugnienea public opinion re
pudiates the idea.
'My advice to the man of color is to
act as any other class of American
voters in the exercise of the franchise
ana inn mey ao not array themselves
mass2 they did during the days
0insk.u?.tl0n. against the material
interests of the community in which
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tence of this extract is that when
the negroes were more under the in-
i nuence or their nM nagto ,-i
I overseers, who exe.ro.moA w,ia?r,.
i . . ' b .
ship over them, there was less fric
aon than there is now and that the
negro was consequently better off
than he is now, which is, doubtless,
true. The objection which the
Bishop has to the movement for re
stricted suffrage is that it does not
apply to the white man as well as to
Ul 1 . A i .
mc uiauK.. an answer to tnat may
bo found in the concluding para
graph, which gives very sound ad
vice to the necrroes. bnt advinn
which they will pay little heed
to, for they never have, although
they have had within the past
twenty-five years a good deal of that
kind of advice from people who took
interest in them, and told them
what was best. for them to do. They
are as solid to-day under unscrupu
lous, ignorant and vicious 'leader
ship as they were in the days of the
carpet bagger's wildest revel, and
this is what has made them the
dangerous facto in politics which
they have been, and this is why it
has been found necessary as a mat
ter of self preservation to neutralize
as far as possible their power in
politics. They have been wielded
solidly against the best interests'' of
the States in which thev live and
this has made it necessary for the
white people to move to protect them
selves from the misrule brought
upon them by negro ballots.
EXTRAVAGANCE ALL ALONG
A few years ago we thought Con
gress had reached the top notch" in
the lavish expenditure of the people's
money, when the appropriations
reached $500,000,000. We were on
the billion-dollar line then, but at
the present rate of expenditure it
will not be long before the two-bil
lion line will be reached. In a state
ment published yesterday, by Con
gressman Livingston, it is shown
that while the actual appropriations
by the session just closed were $709,-
729,476, if the full amounts called
for had been appropriated the aggre
gate would have reached $879,729,
476. The reduction was made by
withholding appropriations usually
made for rivers and harbors, public
buildings,fcc. and by holding up
other appropriations that must
be made later. The Republican
managers were afraid of the effect
their extravagance would have on the
next campaign and consequently
they kept the aggregate down by
withholding customary appropria
tions, and holding up the Nicaragua
Canal bill, and the ship subsidy bill,;
in the former of which ihe whole
country is interested.
ui course some of this increase is
incident to the Spanish war, and
the war in the Philippines, which we
bought from Spain; but aside from
this, there is an immense increase
which cannot be accounted for by
the increase of population and de
mands oi service, with the new
policy of expansion, necessitating
a large increase in both army and
navy, in pensions,- etc., we may ex
pect an increase of expenditures
rather than a decrease for some years
to come, and need not be surprised
when the $2,000,000,000 mark is
Quoting Section 6, Chapter 2, of the
Public Laws of North Carolina, a gen
tleman well informed as to tax mat-
ten said to a reporter last night:
"Under the act of the last Legisla
ture, entitled 'An Act to Raise Reve
nue.' the interest on JNortn uaronna
State bonds is taxable income; county
bonds are taxable by State and city as
solvent credits; city bonds are taxable
. I 1 J - A -1 A
y Diate auu cuunujr as wjiveni creaiis.
It is well the people should know these
fet to avoid unpleasantness in list-
in. All incomes, either in the way
of interest or dividends, are taxable."
niuiuiui , . i . u.,
Democrats of Duplin Enthused
for White Supremacy and
A VERY LARGE GATHERING.
Hons. W. H. Kitchln, J. Bryan Grimes
and E. J. Justice the Speakers
Music by the Second Regiment
Band of Wilmington.
1 Special Star Correspondence.
Wallace, N. C, June 8th. 1900.
One of the largest and most enthusi
astic gatherings of Democrats in the
history of Duplin assembled at Wal
lace totlay. The weather was ideal
and early the great throng began to
assemble from this and adjoining
counties. The Hon. J. Bryan Grims,
accompanied by that grand old man
of Halifax, the Hon. W. H. Eitehin ,
arrived on the southbound train, while
Hon. E. J. Justice arrived on the
northbound train accompanied by the
Second Regiment Band from Wil
mington, with large crowds from Bur
gaw. Rocky Point and other points
South. The speakers were met by the
reception committee, composed of J
D. Mallard. T. Q. Hall. W. J Rn
and Dr. B. R. Graham, and escorted
to the Boney Hotel, in front of which
the procession formed upon ar
rival of the 10.45 train, headed
by the Second Regiment Band and tn
their martial music the en thn si .;
crowd repaired to the stand in the
oak grove adjoining the Presbyterian
church and after the rendition of
some appropriate selections bv thn
band, the meeting was called tn nrHor
Dy u. jj. uarlton, - Chairman of the
Democratic Executive Committee, who
introduced the first sneaker. Hnn V.
J . Justice, of McDowell. Mr . Justice
appeared at his best and briefly
reviewed the history of our State under
the Republican administrations" and
fully explained how after the Surren
der, forty thousand of the bravest
Confederate sons were disfranchised
and how seventy thousand illitei-t
and irresponsible slaves were enfran
chised by their own ballots. He re
ceived the closest attention and was
The second speaker was J. Bryan
Grimes. Democratic nominee fnr
Secretary of State, who was appro
priately introduced in a few well
chosen remarks bv Dr. E. Porter nt
Rocky Point. Dr. Porter touchingly
referred to his father. Gen. J. Bryan
Grimes, one of North Carolina's
bravest Confederate Generals. Mr.
Grimes briefly referredVto national
affairs and graphically pictured our
puerile President, the pliant tool of
trusts and monopolies. He then dis
cussed the merits of the amendment
in detail and convincingly explained
to the satisfaction of all that no white
man would be disfranchised and natri-
otically said that the spirit of Vance
must be inspiring the white men of
North Carolina in this movement for
white supremacy: that the white men
of North Carolina had declared a new
commandment. "Negro, thou shalt
have justice in North Carolina, but
thou shalt not rule." His speech was
enthusiastically received and aonlaud-
The last speaker. Hon. W. H.
Kitchin, was introduced by L. A.
Beasley, Esq , of Kenansville, N. C,
who referred to him as a brave Con
federate soldier and who has ever been
faithful in the service of his people.
Mr. Kitchin has been in feeble health
for twelve months or more and this
was his first speech in this camnaicn.
Fired by the enthusiasm of the occa
sion, he soon appeared his former self.
tie briefly renewed the history of the
political parties in our State, saying
that he had been a Populist, but in
his brief association with the leaders
he was convinced that their sole object
was not the welfare and protection of
the rights and interests of our people,
but the greed and lust for' office and
plunder. He closed with an eloauent
appeal to all white men, irrespective
of former party affiliation, to rise
above passion and prejudice and stand
in shoulder to shoulder as one great
phalanx of Anglo-Saxons and forever
free our beloved North Carolina from
the incubus of negro domination.
The Second Regiment Band returned
to Wilmington on the afternoon train.
The music, as furnished by the organi
zation, contributed much to the suc
cess of the occasion.
CITY HOSPITAL REPORT.
Made, by Dr. W. W. Lane, Superintendent,
for the Month of May.'
The Board of Hospital Managers met
yesterday afternoon to act upon the
City Hospital report prepared by Dr.
W. W. Lane, the superintendent, for,
the month of May. The report shows
the following interesting figures :
Patients remaining in the hospital
April 30th, 22; patients admitted dur
ing May, 36; total, 58. Patients dis
charged during May, 39; patients died
during May, 6; remaining May 31st,
13; total, 58.
Total number of days pay patients
treated, 134 ; total number days charity
patients treated, 443; treatment fur
nished, 577. Rations furnished pay
patients, 134; rations furnished charity
patients, 443; rations furnished em-'
ployes, 424; total number rations fur
Average cost per capita per day, 14
The following .expenditures were
made: For subsistence, $148.40; for
general expenses, $173.89. Pay roll,
$194.28. Credit by cash, $631.82.
Capt. J. W. Haper announces that
on and after next Tuesday, 12th insL,
the regular Summer schedule with full
complement of trips will be in effect
on the steamer Wilmington. Daily
except Sunday the boat will leave for
Carolina Beach at 6:00 A.. M.,
9:15 A. M., 2:45 P. M., 5:15 P. M., and
7:30 P. M. Returning from the beach
the boat will leave at 7 :00 A. M. , 1 :00
P. M., 3:30 P. M., 6:00 P. M., and 8:30
P. M. The Sunday trips to the beach
will be at 10:00 A. M., 2:30 P. M., and
7:30 P. M., leaving for the return at
12:30 P.M., 6:00 P.M., and 8:30 P.
M. The popular trips to the pier on
the 5 :15 and 7:30 boats at 15 cents fare
will be inaugurated with the new
J? K1UA x, J UISJS 15, 1900r
A STAY OF EXECUTION.
Arcnie unssnls Reprieved for a Month.
Members of Lefialatore Arriving in
Raleigh Supreme Court.
Special Star TeUarafn,.
Ralwgh, N. C, June 7. The Gen
eral Assembly of North Carolina con
venes here in adjourned session next
xuesaay. Already members are be
ginning to arrive. Those here to-night
are: aenators Frank L Osborne of
Mecklenburg .and E. L. Travis of
Uahfax, and Representatives Lee S.
overman, Francis D. Winston and
W. R. Allen. To-night these gentle
men met with Chairman Simmons to
consult concerning proposed changes
in the amendment.
Juage Purnell to-day sentenced
Israel D. Hargett to imprisonment in
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jia iur a year, nargeit is. tne negro
postmaster at Rocky Mount who de
faulted a year or more ago. This
makes three defaulting negro post
masters from the Second district now
serving terms in jail. The other two
are in Halifax jail and are C. W. Bat
tle of Battleboro, nine months; James
M. Pittman, of Tillery, one year,
(Governor Russell to-day reprieved
Archie Jiinsauls for a month, chang
ing the date of his execution from
August 3rd to September 7th.
Supreme Court Decisions,
Houch vs. Patterson, from Caldwell,
two appeals, decided against defend
ant. Mott vs. Commissioners of For
syth county, error. Herring vs. Pugh,
from Sampson, modified and affirmed,
costs against appellant. Debnam vs
Telephone Co., from Durham, affirmed
I Faison vs. Grandy, from Northamn
ton, error. Boone vs. Peebles, from
.Northampton, affirmed. Glass Plate
Co. vs. Furniture Co., from Bun
combe, reversed. The case of Debnam
vs. Southern Telephone Co., from
Durham, was brought to test the valid
ity of the Craig law, passed by the last
Legislature, requiring all foreign cor
porations to become domestic corpora
tions before they can do business in
this State. By a vote of three to two
the act is held to be constitutional.
The opinion of the court is written bv
J ustice Douglas and is concurred in by
Justices Clark and Montgomery.
Chief Justice Faircloth and Justice
u urches dissent and hold that the act
N. C. SUPREME COURT.
Uplolons Handed Down An Important
Question Settled Court Will Ad
, journ This Week.
Special Star Telegram. -
Kaleigh, N. C., June 9. The! Su
preme Court has about finished its
work for the term and will adjourn
next week, probably Tuesday or Wed
nesday. There are only five opinions
till to hand down.
Opinions were handed down to day
as follows: State vs. Morrison from
Lincoln, reversed. Ward vs. Manu
facturing Co., from Iredell, affirmed.
Russell vs. Steamboat Co., from Wash
ington, affirmed. Lenoir vs. Improve
ment Co., from Mitchell, affirmed.
Williams vs. Railway Co., from
Buncombe, error. Dyer vs. El-
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xiugtua, irum .KocKingnam, re
versed. Tucker vs. Satterwaite,
from Pitt, former ruling of this court
sustained and petition to rehear dis
missed. Hill vs. Life Association,
from Craven, affirmed. Street vs. Life
Association, from Craven, affirmed.
Strauss vs. Life Association, from
Craven, affirmed. Honkle vs. South
ern Kail way Co., from Caldwell,
affirmed. In the case of Russell vs.
Steamboat Company the court passed
upon an important question and settled
a doctrine about which there has
always been much uncertainty in the
State, whether damages can ba re
covered for the death of an infant.
The court says damages may be recov
ered. In the casetbefore the court suit
was brought for damages for the death
of a child five months old.
Weekly Stock Report.
The following comparative state
ment of the receipts of cotton and
naval stores for the week and part crop
year.to date, at the port of Wilmington,
was yesterday posted at the Produce
Week ending June 8th, 1900. Cot
ton, 6 bales; spirits, 896 casks J rosin,
1,293 barrels; tar, 475 barrels; crude,
Week ending June 8th, 1899, Cot-
ton29 bales; spirits, 934 casks; rosin,
2,767 barrels; tar, 591 barrels; crude,
Crop year to June 8th, 1900. Cot
ton, 278,477 bales; spirits, 3,691 casks;
rosin, 17,962 barrels; tar, 10,710 bar
rels; crude, 2,399 barrels.
Crop year to June 8th, 1899. Cot
ton, 289,361 bales; spirits, 4,331 casks;
rosm, 23,162 barrels; tar, 10,243 bar
rels; crude, 1,797 barrels.
Harbor Master's Report.
The monthly report of Capt Edgar
D. Williams, Harbor Master, shows
the following arrivals of vessels of 90
tons and over at the port of Wilming
ton during May;
American Five steamships, 6,131
tons ; 3 barques, 2,204 tons ; 1 brig, 350
tons, 2 barges, 4,210 tons; 5 schooners,
1,947 tons. Total number of vessels,
16; total tonnage, 14,842.
Foreign One steamship, 1,407 tons;
1 schooner, 311 tons. Total number
of vessels 2; total tonnage, 1,718.
Grand Total Number of vessels,
18; tonnage, 16,560.
Dr. E. P. Porter, of Rocky
Point, was here Friday and left in
the evening for New York, to resume
his studies, in medicine.
THE TREASURER'S REPORT.
Audited by Finance Committee of Board
of County Commissioners Yesterday.
Receipts and Disbursements.
xne mnance Committee of the.
Board of County Commissioners was
in session yesterday afternoon for
some time auditing sundry bills for
current expenses. The treasurers re
port, which was also audited shows the
following receipts and disbursements
of general county funds during May:
Receipts Balance from April ac
count, o,uo5.i7; received on note to
Wilmington National Bank, due six
months after date, $8,000.00: D. M&
I Echern, back taxes and rent, $176.24;
marriage license, $17.10. Total, $14,
Disbursements Outdoor poor. $389
vf jail, $320,05; Criminal Court,
$160.75; county home, $148.33; city
hospital, $250.00; roads and bridges.
t54.73; magistrates, $24.53: commis
sioners, $26 M ; public buildings, $144.-
7o ; stationery and advertising, $5.00;
iaxe3 refunded. $1.24: ! liefino.
" a w wauj
(James McCumberj $10.00: attornev.
$25 00; coroner, $26.75: superinten
dent of health, $757,00; clerk, $50.00:
januor, fia.uo; treasurer's coinmis
sons, $32.24. Total, $2,419.25. Bal
ance to June account, $11,829.26.
The account with the special countv
iuna snows a balance from April ac
count, $2,766.64. Coupons duo Jan
uary 1st, 1900, were paid to the amount
of $250, which with treasurer's com
missions of $3.12, makes' the total dis
uuraemeni zt6.V4 with a balance to
J une account of $2,513.52.
Steeple jack Killed.
A special dispatch to the New York
Sun dated Cold Spring, that State,
tells of the death of Stephen W.
Romaine, aged 24 years, who was
familiarly known in Wilmington as
dteeple Jack." he having been here
on two occasions climbing and repair
ing the steeples of several churches in
the city: The dispatch says:
He climbed the Methodist
steeple, a distance of 250 feet from the
sidewalk, by the lightning rod and
was in the act of grasping the ball
that surmounts it when the rod gave
way and he fell. In his
struck the roof, and when he reached
ine ground bis body bounded a dis
tance of fourteen feet. When he fell
Romaine was alive, but his back and
ribs were broken. He lived about two
hours, but did not regain conscious
ness. Romaine had been himd in rilf tho.
ball on the steeple. Just thirtv vears
ago to day the ball was placed in posi
tion, and no work has been done on
the steeple since. The steeple climber
at that time met his death in the same
manner as did Romaine to-day.
Robbery Near Warsaw.
Clinton Democrat: "On the night of
the 31st of May a thief entered the
house of Mr. T. B. Peirce, near War
saw, and robbed Mr. and Mrs.jFaison
Peirce of several valuable bridal pres
ents, including $150.00 in gold coin
and currency and 'some silver knives
and spoons. Most of the gold coin was
in twenties and tens and thesilver
bore the engraved initials N.P.nnil a
S. P. There was also a check on th
bank of Lexinerton. Mississirmi signed
by E. F. Noel and payable to Annie S.
Peirce, for $10.00. One hundred dol
lars reward is offered for the capture
of the thief." .
Real Estate Transfers.
DuBrutz Cutlar, Esq., and wife
filed papers with the register of deeds
yesterday transferring to Mr. William
E. Worth a piece of property situated
on Ked Cross street between Front
and Second, for the sum of $1,950.
The lot is 29 feet 9 inches bvl27
Another transfer yesterday was from
the American Union Association to
Harmon Cowan, a lot on Sixth street
between Kidder and Marsteller; con
Skull and Cross-Bones.
Alex. Mallett, colored, who is em
ployed by W. E. Springer & Co., is
very much alarmed at a note which
he received yesterday. In it was
drawn in red ink a skull and cross
bones. Above it was written "Poison,
beware 1" and below was sicned
X. Y. Z." The negro was very much
excited over it and said he couldn't
imagine the cause for such action on
the part of any one. When last seen
by a reporter he was seeking pro
Many Persons Vaccinated. -
Dr. W. D. McMillan, superintend
ent of health, Dr. Chas. T. Harper and
R. J. Price vaccinated a number of
persons yesterday morning in the dis
tricts where smallpox has recently
made its appearance, and they also
made a thorough search for anything
that looked suspicious but found noth
ing to indicate the presence of the
disease. The three patients at the
smallpox hospital are getting on
Death at Autryville.
Mr. W. B. Cooper, of this city, yes
terday received a letter announcing
the death of Mr. Alexander Williams,
a well known merchant and esteemed
citizen of Autryville, N. C. Mr. Wil
liams was well known and had many
friends in Wilmington.
Col. Mike Brown, of Barn
well, S. C, who has been here for
several days arranging for the ship
ment of several cargoes of cross-ties
to New York, left yesterday for his
home to spend several days.
Live Oak Camp No. G, Wood
men of the World, has postponed the
unveiling ceremonies of the monu
ment erected to their late Sovereign
Wm. Ulrich. The . date will be Sun
day June 17th.
new: freight office.
Atlantic Coast Line Has Begun Work on
Proposed Building Next Adjoining
Warehouse in the Yard.
The Atlantic Coast T1A Vi fi a Komi m
the erection .of a new freight office at
CttS'- ena or me shipping warehouse
in their yard on North Water street
A force of laborers haa Kon j
for the past few days driving piles for
the foundation of the new building.
The proposed building will be of
- nu BLunes men. ine end
oi me ware room adjoining it will
also be converted into nmna
The new offices, it is learned, wiil be
occupiea oy Mr. Walter Rutland,
agent of the freicht danartmAnt Tk.;.
present apartments are now in the
uuuipjtrauveiy small two story brick
buildinc. corner Ma A rWoa a.A -NT..
. HUU -L, LI fab
streets. The new building will greatly
lacmaie me worsiog of the freight de
partment when completed.
MARRIAGE IN BLADEN.
iss Margaret Stedmsn. Happily Wedded
10 mr. uavid C. Sinclair, of Lum
berton Bridal Reception.
Special Star Correspondence. '
Elizabethtown, N. C, June 9.
On last Wednesday at hieh noon.
in Trinity M. E. Church, Elizabeth-
town, Miss Margaret Bernard Sted
man, one of Bladen's fairest flowers,
was happily married to Mr. David
Cunningham Sinclair, a popular
young man of Lumberton. A large
number Of the relativAa an A UnnJ.
of the contracting parties were pres-
Ant mi .1 f . ....
cuurcsi was tastefully dec
orated with masses of daisies against
a background of fema
just above the altar hung a beautiful
.i..Su ucii, entirely coverea witn
Just before the Arrival nf tho, ktlol
- m mm Ah uaa J t V4 1
party Miss Lola Houston, of Monroe.
ai. v., sang -uecause i ijove You
Dear," and as the echoes of the sweet
voice died awnv i.h Ki-irioi
tered the church as the inspiring
strains of Lohengrin's wedding march
were i BKimuiiy piayea oy Miss Lucy
Carolvn Rowrl fill rf "Pvnf emAiiili
. "-" wtigiuvitliU.
Va. First came the ushers. Messrs
Douglass Norment and Homer Le
Grand Lvon. who tnnt
the right and left of the church; then
the handsome groom, accompanied
by his best man, Mr. Wilton McLean,
entering on the left; then the maid of
honor, the .charming Miss Mattye
Lyon, attired in an exquisite creation
oi pmK organdie ana nat of pink iulle
that was as nrettv as a Hmnm nf kon.
ty, walked gracefully up the left aisle,
uarrymg a nuge Douquet or pink car
nations. The beautiful bride, ele
gantly gowned in a pearl gray tailor
made travelling habit, with hat to
match, carrying pink carnations, fol-
iuwea, leaning on me arm or her step
father, Hon. C. C. Lyon. She was
met at the chancel by the groom, and
thesolemn rites of matrimony were
impressively said by Rev. Edward
Wooten. smnrrlinir fn (Ko ko..i;r,,i
. ' w wvnumiui
Episcopal service. After the ceremony
the bridal party passed down the aisle
to the music of MnnriAlsnhn's Wa1.
ding March and immediately repaired
to the residence of Hon. C. C. Lyon,
where lunch awaited them. The
bride was the recinfAnt nf a tv i.nM
number of exauisite and rncfiv HriHoi
gifts, attesting her popularity with a
Aarge uumoer oi irienas. xne nappy
couple left on the afternoon train for
Jackson's Snrincrs shnra Otsu mill
spend their honeymoon.
a. orimant ante-nuptial reception
was given at the home of Mr. and
Mrs. C. C. Lvnn nn TnnnHo-n- nirhf
Mrs. Lyon was assisted in receiving by
Mrs. Mary Sinclair and the Misses
Lyon, Houston, Bowden and Le-
Grand. Amnnv thnsA nncsnt wa
Miss Lessie Boykin, Washington, D.
C, Miss Sarah Purcell, of Robeson
county, Miss Lola Houston, Monroe,
N. C, Miss Lucv Carolvn Bowden.
Portsmouth. Va and Ttr W Pui
Davis, Whiteville, A. W. McLean,
Esq., Mr. Douglass Norment, Lum
berton. Messrs ft TT r!ii..;o .a
- v a, iv nuu
Paul McFadgen, Clarkton. Delicious
reiresnments were served at 12 o'clock.
Mr. and Mrs: Rinflair will malra
their home in Lumberton.
BITTEN BY RABID D0Q.
Mr. S. A. Bowden Had Unpleasant Experi
ence With Canine.
Special Star Correspondence.'
Mount Olive, N. C, Jne$. Mr.
S. A. Bowden, who lives near Mount
Olive, in Duplin county, was bitten
Friday evening by his dog, which was
supposed to have been affected with
rabies. Mrs. Bowden had noticed that
the dog was constantly chasing the
cats and chickens, fighting the other
dogs, etc., and told her husband he
would have to do something with him.
Mr. Bowden took a block attached to
the dog and put it through a crack in
the fence. The doe- immndiatAlir
jumped the fence and was hanging
and Mr. Bowden undertook to help
the doer back over the fencn. whnn t.ViA
dog seized him by the right arm and
punctured the skin and bruised it con
siderably. The dog was left fastened
and died the next day, biting at every
thing in reach, Mr. Bowden left In
company with Dr. L. P. Abram this
morning for Baltimore, where he will
take the Pasteur treatment.
LYNCHING IN GEORGIA.
Negro Hanged for An Attempted Assault
on White Girls.
By Telegraph to the Moraine Star.
Columbus, Ga., June 9. Aim on
Adams, a negro, twenty years of age,
was lynched just outside the city
limits this morning. He was strung
up by a chain and his body, after being
atauuacu yyiiu uuueis, was inrawn into
the river. Adams last night forced an
entrance into a room in the residence
of E. H. Almond, who lives ten miles
from Columbus, and attempted to
assault his two daughters. Their
screams aroused Mr. Almond, who
found the .negro hiding in a closet.
Adams was started for Columbus, but
before reaching there was captured by
a mob. :
The Prohibition State Convention
in session at Colorado nominated a full
State ticket headed by J. RrWiley for
Governor. The platform hold the
President of the United States "re
sponsible for the disgrace brought
upon this country by the establish
ment of drunkeries in the Philippines
and Porto Rico and Cuba."
Roeky Mount Aroonaut: Thn
first apples of j the season we have
seenj-were on dur market last Satur
days They were small, but very good.
' Smithfield) Herald: Wo learn
that the saw and planing mills and
Shingle and lathj machinery of John
son & Pratt, near Fremont, has been
destrnved bv fir Thai lnoo la
at $3,000, with no insurance.
Sanford ExnreRX' ThA . fmit
growers of this county will be busy for
the next few weeks ' gathering and
shipping their fruit oron. The neanh
CrOO Will be immnnsA and it ttu o.n
good it will bring thousands of dollars
into the county.
Mt. Airy A'ews: The croDs
are backward this vast TVm m,,.k
cool, dry weather since the 1st of May
for corn, oats and -vMntaMaa wi...i
is good but it wbuld have been better
and more easily saved if we could
have had a little more rain last month.
far as Prices are concerned ih
. -i I " WAtA
crop has proved a failure. Potatoes
unugjog DUBiuue aoove the cost
Of nroduction and
- .7 vu., luuflk
successful growers are delaying their
shipments in thb hope that the tubers
waia xiui, umy aavance in price, but will
quantity ana quality.
H.P. nnrt.ni" I .tnnf
lnv C. A To,1- 1TT A
a. Price, after having- been advertised
by eagle posters if all over the county
TrkW f nrsv m. 1 1 : . .
w- " v buroounmAs, opujte on tne
amendment at Danbury, June 6th, and
haii loos tlin ...
" tuu- uuu tjr moil, counting
several Democrats, who were present
through curiosity. The Republican
rinp" felt ''mm" nn, thai- . : i
The people of od Stokes are going to
yote white this year.
Red Snrints Rernrfl: flrnno o
looking well an? in fine condition be
tween here and Lumberton. -Dr.
Coppedge, from near Gold Hill,
reports crons in J his section in onnA
condition. The! oat crop is not so
good, but wheat land rye are excellent,
r JoeBuie siys the Amendment
will be carried in Rihasnn
2,000 majority.! Chairman McLeod
says the tide is rising in its favor all
the time, that all the people lack is
just to properly Understand Hand they
are ror it. i
Monroe Enouirer: Mr. Jnnarth
Adams, aged 85 years, died at his
home near Waxhaw last Simrio
Mr. Albert Redfearn, of White's
Diore townsnipj Anson county, died
last Saturdav. Jane' 2nd. TTa v k
years old and had been in feeble health
for a long time. Borings Stew
art, a. small mulatto, escaped from
the chain s-anir one dav . last waaV
and a white (man named James
Spence, escaped this week. Spence is
medium size, has dark hair and is about
5 feet 6 inches tall. These are hnth .
one term men and the Onuntv Com
missioners willtpaya reward of ten
dollars for their capture. John
Perry, a colored farmer living three
miles south of Monroe - informs n
that he had a rat killing time last Sat
urday ana auiea one hundred of the
pests in one hoi under the sill of his
Charlotte Neios : Frank RaA .
dler, a colored boy of 8 years, com- .
milieu suiciae at uaatonia Tnursdav
by shooting himself with a pistol. The
bov's father had thrAatnnAH tn nrhir.
him, and was getting ready to make
kuuu ms tnreat, wnen tne boy jumped
from the tabled the family were at
dinner and getting his father's pistol,
shot himself in the head. He ran out
of the door and fell dead ; in the yard.
The mills Of the ororis frrinH slnnr
but they grind exceeding small. Thus
ininas w uuam luranam, colored, who
for 20 years has been one of the best
ana most polite or Central Hotel wait
ers. William, it seems, is the sleekest
thief and burglar in town. At this
writing he is injthe county jail under
a bond of $20Q, with nine cases of
house breaking land thieving booked
against him. He is well known in
town, and the fact that he has been
discovered to be a professional thief
will surprise many.
1 Wadesborl) Messenger: Joseph
Bowers, son of jtfr. M. M.' Bowers; of
Burnsyille townjship, is: probably -the
AioavACBii jruuuKEHiar 01 nis age in tne
State. He is ondy 10 years old and
weights 110 pounds. Joe is no taller"
than the ordinary boy of ten, and is
said by those who have seen him to be
a curiosity. 4- Mr. Frank Singleton
and Mrs. Mary Singleton 'were quietlv
married at the residennn nt Mr Rnht
Singleton, brother of the, groom, last
oaiuraay. evening. Key. Parker
Holmes officiating. The marriage was
Verv much out tf thA nrrifnnrv in tViot '
it was the second time the principals
to ii uau gone tarougn tne ceremony
of plighting troth to each other. Mr.
and Mrs. Sincleton first married soma
25 years ago. and after having ten
children born tq them Mrs. Singleton
procured 'a divorce from her husband.
This was some fi vnara a trn hnth nf
them living in New Jersey at the time.
About five months ago Mr. Singleton
came to Wadesboro to accept a
position In the sSlk mill here, which is
by bis brother, Mr.
George Singleton, of New Jersey
joined him recently
with the result that they decided to
make up their
and again live together
THE RESULT OP JEALOUSY.
Mrs. James Small Shot and Killed Mrs. Loo
Ostrander at BaldwinsvlIIe, N. V.
By Telegraph to the Morning Star.
Syracuse, N. Y.. June 9. Mrs.
James Small shbt and killed Mrs, Lou
ustrander, in Baldwinsville, eight
iles from here tn-dmr a a th miH n.t
jealousy over Mrs. Small's son. The
snooting was premeditated, as it is un
derstood that Mrs. Small had been
nracticinar shoofiinir with a rnvnlvA for
some weeks, and when asked what
she was doing it for replied that Mrs.
Oustrandef wculd find out soon
enough. Mrs. jQustrander had loft
her house to gd on an errand and was
taming in tne street with a friend when
Mrs. Small passed them. She drew
her revolver und firor. nn.nt hlnnlr
Mrs. Oustrandef dropped to the ground
uiuau iUUllUUUQU (SAl AAOA- WBJT.
8he was immediately arrested. Mrs.
Small's son James was arrAatAri har on pa .
he said he was glad it had happened
ana wisnea it naa occurred long ago.
ST, LOUIS STRIKE.
The Governor Rf quested to Call Out the
By Telegrapi i to the Mornins Btar.
St. Louis, June 9. Gov. Stevens;
Brigadier Geniral H. C. Clark, Adju
tant General If. F. Bell, of the Mis-v
souri National fruard, police officials,'
and a committee of citizens, who held
a conference last night with a view of
calling out the knilitia to suppress dis ;
order in connection with the street
railway strike! were closeted again "
to-day at policet headquarters.
The feature of the meeting was the
presentation to the Governor of a
formal written request by Sheriff
Pohlman to call out the miljtia,
More cars were in oneration to-dav
than at any time since the strike be- .
gan, but the service was not complete
by any means. Sheriff Pohlman's
posse of nearly 2,000 men continued to
guard the property of the street car
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