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WILLIAM H. BEBIf ABD
Xdltor ud Proprietor.
Fbiday, - - Septbmbbb 7, 1900.
For, President :
WILLIAM J". BRTAN. of leliraOa.
ADLAI E. STEVENSON. Of IUiEOis.
For Congress, Sixth District:
JOHN D. BELLAMY, of New Hanoyer.
THE PACIFIED FILIPINOS.
It is about time for the Philip
pines to be "pacified" again, for the
election is coming on and it is quite
important that the pacification job
BhoTild at least be nearing comple
tion as thex election approaches.
Kealizing the importance of this
Mr. McKinley some time ago ap
pointed another commission, with
Judge Taft, of Ohio, at its head, to
go to the islands and establish civil
governments where they thought it
practicable to do so. The commis
sion arrived there some time ago,
but did not follow the course pur
sued by the commission which pre
. ceded it by giving grand balls in
Manila and trying to dance the peo
ple into submission to the United
States. It didn't do that, for the
ball scheme fizzled out before the
- second ball came off, and it showed
its good sense by not trying the ball
game, although these mercurial peo
ple are said to be passionately fond
- of the giddy dance.
Aa far as the public knows the
present commission hasn't done any
thing, for the simple reason that it
couldn't. The reason why it couldn't
is given in the following censored
Associated Press dispatch from Ma
nila, which being censored of course
comes with official sanction. It is
lengthy but as it covers the situation
more completely than anything we
have seen lately we give it entire,
thus : We quote from the Washing
ton Post, a non-partisan, expansion
"Manila, September 2. The Filipi
nos seem incapable of realizing the
scope and purpose of the legislative
functions of the commission of peace.
There is no possibility of separating
the legislative fromMhe executive
branches of the government, and,
-therefore, the commission's announce
ment of its Assumption of power yes
iterday has met with childish comment
?at the hands of the Spaniards and for
eigners, who jealously sneer at the
new arrangement, as they are apt to do
at every beneficial innovation on the
part of the United States authorities.
"'The commission enters upon the
governmental field under the follow
ing conditions: A majority of , the
islanders desire peace and the resump
tion of business under the Americans,
but they are so cowed by a long series
of murderous atrocities and destruc
tion of property by their armed coun
trymen that they dare not actively
show their feelings, especially because
experience has taught them what such
an expression of sentiment will bring
upon them from the mercilessly re
vengeful rebels. A genuine reign of
terror is exercised by insurgents and
ladrones over peaceful country folk in
order to collect the revenue and re
cruits their operations require, and
widespread-vengeance is wreaked in
. the vicinity of garrisoned towns.
"For example, the insurgent Gen.
Cailles, in the province of Laguna,
put to death the president and office
holders of the town of Bay, on Laguna
de Bay, officials who had been in
stalled by the Americans, and gave
orders that a similar fate should be
meted out to other adherents of the
American cause. He also ordered
that all Filipino soldiers who sold
. their rifles to the Americans should
''Any change of policy involving
the withdrawal of the United States
troops without substituting for them
an adequate defensive force, is certain
to result in fearful retaliation at the
expense of the friendlies. The ap-proaching.re-patriation
of the volun
teers tends to influence the situation
"In Northern Luzon the status quo
is fairly well maintained and the peo
ple in that quarter are quiet and en-
f;aged in planting, except in the prov
nces of Nueva Ecija and Bulacan,
where there has been a recent out
burst of rebel and ladrone activity.
But in. Southern Luzon conditions
are far from satisfactory. Life there
is not safe outside the garrisoned
towns. Travellers are subject to am
bush by guerillas. Barely does a dav
pass without an encounter between
the United States troops and the in
surgents or.ladrones, resulting in cas
ualties. There are 18.000 troops in
that district. Gen. Bates commanding.
and in three regiments over a third of
the men are sick. The activity of the.
enemy increased last month. There
is evidence that the Insurgents - have
come into possession of new rifles and
that they wish to annihilate some
small American garrison.
"Uonaiuons m tne visa vans con
tinue virtually unchanged. The lack
of troops in Samar prevents aggres
sion. Negros, Bomblon, Masbate,
Sibuyan, Tablaa and Bohol are tran
anil, ail desiring civil government.
Mindanao is also tranquil, excepting
the districts of Teagayan and Surigam,
where occasional encounters with the
Filininoi occur.. The enemy's fight
' 4ng force there is limited, but it has a
. number of rifles. Tne surrenaers, ai
though they have noticeably decreased
since Mar. continue.
J "Tha experience of Northern Luzon
' shows that the American occupation
' of any locality tends to its pacification
and well-being. An unsettled Ameri
can policy retards the investment of
capital. JMevenneiesa me import tor
the last quarter and a half were greater
than during any equal period of the
A..- 1- I
Spanish regime. No doubt the needs
of the army of occupation are respon
sible for a very considerable fraction
of the present commerce. The inter
nal revenue collections are a third
greater than those made by Spain.
This is due to an honest system of ac
counts, to a lack of favoritism, and to
impartial enforcement of the law.
"The military authorities will turn
over $6,000,000 (Mexican) to the com
mittee, and this will probably be ex
pended in public improvements, no
tably in harbor developments, the
need of which is to-day greatly hamp-
ring the shipping industry.
"The commission will first organize
municipalities in the provinces, nota
bly in t ampanga. province, ouiwe
quently it will turn its attention to
need reforms in the civil and criminal
codes, passing in due time to otner
features of its instructions,' wim me
idea of establishing a central civil
government during the next eighteen
"Twelve Americans, including two
captains and two lieutenants, nave
been killed during the past two weeks.
The official reports of the encounters
in which these casualties occurred are
This repeats the old sterotyped
rot that the masses of the people are
loyal, that they are friendly to the
Americans but are afraid to show
their friendship though terror of the
armed "ladrones" and "brigands"
who wreak vengeance upon them if
they do, and although we have
65,000 troops on the islands, located
in 275 garrisons, they are not able to
protect their friends from the venge
ance of these hostile bands. This
comes through a semi-official report,
but does not tally with other re
ports which come to us from unof
ficial sources, and represent the
people as a body as treacherous, pre
tending friendship while ever ready
to shoot our soldiers in the back at
the first opportunity and alway
secretly aiding the "insurgents.
supplying them with food and other
necessaries and collecting money' to
aid them. This is done by secret
organizations, the members of which
profess friendship to the United
States, and in the city of Manila
right under the eyes of the .General
in command. It is even said that
the Filipinos employed as spies spy
upon our troops and supply the en-
emy with much valuable informa
tion. But without any testimony of that
kind there is enough in this "cen
sored" dispatch to show that the
work of pacification has hardly be
gun, and that instead of fewer
troops there is really need for more.
These people have no confidence in
Americans, but they showed that be
fore when the other commission
which tried the big ball scheme was
If 65,000 troops are not enough to
pacify those people when the masses
of them as alleged are friendly and
the trouble comes only from the
'guerillas" and "brigands" how are
we going to get along with, less and
what will we do to supply: the places
of those whose terms expired in
July? Will 'we keep them there
by appeals and other methods
as lien, utis aid tne volunteers
whose terms had expired while he
was in command? Doesn't it look
as if we had made a queer mesa of
it when after two years and a quar
ter of occupation the lives of . people
suspected of sympathy with the
United States are not safe when out
side of the protection of American
guns? And these are the islands
hat were "pacified" more; than
twelve months ago.
Contradicting the published re
port that Senator Jones, of Nevada,
will support McKinley, Mr. H. M
Gorham, a relative of the Senator,
writes that he is in full accord with
the Democratic party on every ques
tion but the tariff, and as he regards
hat as practically settled, for the.
present at least, he will heartily
support Bryan and Stevenson.
Jones, like Stewart, was once a Re
publican, but unlike Stewart he
refuses to go back to the wallow.
Gov. Pingree, of Michigan, who is
a Republican, says he may vote for
McKinley, but will hold his nose
when he does. Holding the nose
doesn't amount to anything. Hanna
would freely grant every voter in
this country the privilege of holding
his nose, if he threw in a ballot for
William Mc. Hanna isn't running
nose campaign. The nose isn't
The price of wheat is now 78 cents
a bushel. But as we are entering on
political campaign, in which the
prosperity racket will figure, more or
ess, Secretary Wilson predicts that
it will climb to a dollar a bushel be
fore the end of the year. It may be
noted that this prediction tides over
The New York Sun wants to
know if a man whose income is
only 16,000 a year can afford to
play poker with a fellow who
Bpends twenty times that much.
That depends altoeether on how
well he understands the game and
how well the other fellow doesn't.
The British steamer Queen, on
her last trip over, ran into a school
of whales aiid collided with one
big fellow which didn't give her sea
room enough. It was bad for the
whale, which was cut almost in two.
. How's This?
We offer Onn Wnnrtred Dollars Reward for
any case of Catarrh that cannot be cared by
Hall'B Catarrh Onre. , ,
v 3 rrmr.wnrv nn . ProM.. Toledo. O.
We, the nnderslKned. have known F. J. Che
ney tor the last 15 years, and believe him per-
fncf.lv taonnnhlA In nil hncrinAsa transactions.
and financially able to carry out any obligation
made by their firm.
Wist & Tbuax, Wholesale Drui
W AIDING, JUNNAB HARTIN?
gists, Toledo, O.
Catarrh Cure is taken Internally, actint
AiMAt.lv tinnn thA Mood a.nd mtinona nn rf aces O)
the system. Price, 750. per bottle. Bold by all
druggists. Testimonials tree. .-
Hau's Family Fills are the best t
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HOW CAN THEY DO IT
We take it for granted -that the
men in this State now called "Mc
Kinley Democrats," who voted for
white supremacy at the August elec
tion, were sincere and really desired
white supremacy. Not a single one
of them, we take it, would admit
that he is in favor of negroes hold
ing office in North Carolina, and
yet, because the Democratic plat
form does not meet his approbation
in every particular, he rejects that,
opposes its candidates, accepts the
Eepublican platform and supports
its candidates. That party believes
in putting negroes in office (in the
South, but not in the North), and
candidate McKinley, for whom they
say they will vote and for whom
they ask the white voters of North
Carolina to vote, has appointed
scores of negroes to office in this
and other Southern States, and
sometimes in the face of the pro
tests of nearly every white person
in the community.
These, too, were mainly offices in
which the negroes came into direct
contact with the white people. With
what show of consistency, then, can
a man who professes to believe in
white supremacy, and, votes for it,
support a party which declares that
politically the negro is the equal of
the white man, vote to perpetuate
it in power and to elect to office the
man who has appointed scores of
negroes to office in spite of the pr6'
tests of white people? The only
possible excuse for such self-contra
diction would be a pledge by the
candidate voted for that he would
cease to appoint negroes to office, a
pledge, it is needless to say, that
Mr. McKinley would not make if he
were asked to do so, and which he
could not make without virtually re
Dudiating the declarations of the
party to which he belongs.
When a ' so-called "McKinley
4 Democrat" casts his vote for Mc-
Kinlev he substantially says to the
Republican party: "Give us legisla
tion that will put money m my
pocket and you can put all the ne
ngroes you want to in omce in
North Carolina. When it comes to
deciding between the profits I make
and white supremacy, I vote for the
profits and let white supremacy, go
by the board. As between dollars in
my pocket and negroes in office, I'll
take the dollars, and let the negroes
go in, however repugnant that may be
to other white people."
EXIT H0LT0F, ENTER FBITCH-
A Kaleigu dispatch informs us
that at a meeting of the Republican
State Executive Committee held in
Raleigh, Monday, Chairman Holton
tendered his resignation, "to attend
to official business," and that at his
suggestion Senator Pritchard was
chosen his successor.
. There is nothing surprising in
Holton's resignation, for the prob
abilities are that he was given to un
derstand that his resignation would
be acceptable if he hadn't d;scov
ered that by the loud complaint at
what was called his "bungling man
agement" in the last campaign, to
which was attributed the overwhelm
ing defeat of the fusionists. And
then, perhaps, it was thought that
Senator Pritchard would have a
stronger pull on Hanna's barrel than
the discredited Holton, weighted
down with a couple Of overwhelm
ing defeats, and they were probably
right in that.
The dispatch further announces
that "there was a strong sentiment
manifested in the committee in
favor of giving the business men of
the State who are in sympathy with
the policies of the McKinley ad
ministration the right of way in
This is cute, so to speak, and is vir
tually a bribe, a bid to so called
"McKinley Democrats" who may
hanker for congressional honors to
step in with the assurance of Re
publican backing. It will be noted
that they say "several districts"
which means that they will invite
those "business men" who may be
in politics for business, to try their
iucjc in tne districts wnicn are
Democratic or in their estimation
doubtful, while they will reserve the
districts which they consider safely
Republican for some of the Republi
It remains to be seen what so
caiiea democratic "Dusinegra
will bite at this bait. The
ll 1 T" 1
ness man" mat does will be so evi
dently on "business" intent, that
lie will find it uphill tramping
among people who put their own
estimate on men who are so easily
tempted and bribed.
A BRYAN PROPHECY.
Captain Wise Thinks Bryan Will
New York and Be Elected.
Richmond Times, 2d.
Hon. George D. Wise is back from
his vacation. He spent some time in
Nova Scotia, where he met Bishop
J agger, wno nas oiien preacnea at Bt.
Paul's, and Bishop Jupsoiving, of
(japtain wise spent' some time in
New York on his return home. He
said to a Times reporter last night:
I firmlv believe Brvan will be elect
ed President. Four years ago when I
was in New York all the talk was in
favor of McKinley. I was surprised
to learn this week of the 'remarkable
changes that hav come about. It is
Bryan now. The people realize that
free silver is a dead issue. Probably
85 per cent of- the gold Democrats in
New York are for Bryan. I mixed a
good deal with the neonle. I talked
with them on- the street cars, in hotels
ana garnered information from my
political and journal friends. Brvan.
in my judgment, will carry New York
COUNTY tax BnnKSl
Are Now in the Hands of Sheriff
Walter O. MacRae for
THE COUNTY COMMISSIONERS.
Regular Monthly Meeting for Month of
September-New Public Road in Cape
Pear Township-Other Matters
Considered by the Board.
The most notable incident of yester
day afternoon's regular monthly meet
ing of the Board of County Commis
sioners was tne receiving 01 tne tax
books for the current year, which have
just been computed under the supervi
sion of Mr. T. O. Bunting. The books
were found satisfactory in every respect
and were turned over to Sheriff Mac
Rae in the afternoon for the collection
of the taxes thereon. 'The computa
tion shows material gains in every
detail. The valuation of real and
personal property in Wilmington
township assessed against white per
sons is $6,258,434; colored persons,
$388,443. Total, $6,646,877. In the
country townships the amounts are,
white persons, $754,449; colored, $63,
865. Total, $818,314. ,Tbe grand total
valuation is $7,465,191!; The total per
sonal property valuation in the county,
which of course is included in the
above, amounts to $1,522,879.
In Wilmington township the total
number of polls listed is, white, 1,797;
colored, 1,122; Chinamen, 5. Country
townships: White, 331; colored, 895.
Total city and county 3,650. Last
year the number of polls listed in the
county was 2,010 white and 1,714 col
ored; total 3,724. Of this number
1,722 white and 1,303 colored were in
Wilmington; 288 white and 411 col
ored in country townships. Of course
none of the above figures includes the
The total amount of taxes this year
from all sources is $86,480.14 against
$83,775.46 last year. Of this last
amount $74,109.86 is from Wilming
ton township and $9,665.60 from coun
try townships. This year's revenue
will be divided as to city and country
as $76,531.61 is to $9,948.53. .
In looking over the compilation it is
noticeable that only ten dogs are listed
in the county ; eight in Wilmington
and two in the country.
Sheriff MacRae, after receiving the
books vesterdav. set the pace for his
fellow county men, He paid his tax
xn full and was the first to receive a
At the meeting of the Board jester
day Chairman McEachern presided
and all the members were present.
Commissioner W. P. Alexander,
who was appointed to inquire into the
merits of the petition from Thomas J,
Belcher and others, for the opening of
a public-road from the four-mile poet
on the Castle Haynes road to the
Northeast river-Teorted that about
thirty families owning teams live in
the section proposed to betrayersed by
the new road, and marketing has to be
done over the present ill-conditioned
thoroughfare. His recommendation to
favorably consider the petition was
adopted, provided the opening of the
road will be at no cost to the county.
The chairman was instructed to con'
fer with officials of the city banks re
garding the listing of their properties
Dr. McMillan, County Superinten
dent of Health,reported having treated
204 patients in his office during the
month of August and having made 91
visits to 76 patients at their homes,
The jail, county home, convict bar
racks, etc., were reported in their usual
THE TURPENTINE DISTILLERS. -
All Are Palling Into Line and Having
Their Stills Registered.
The Star's "note of warning" to
turpentine distillers in last weeks
paper, with reference to the registering
of their stills with revenue officials,
continues to burden United States
commissioners and other Federal offi
cials with voluminous correspondence
asking for blanks, etc., upon which to
make proper returns. Besides the great
service rendered to the great army of
turpentine operators in this and adjoin
ing States it has demonstrated that the
Star has a hold upon the "tar, pitch
and turpentine" people which canno
be easily broken. The article calling
the attention of distillers to the appar
ent neglect produced a commotion In
turpentine centres in the country,
and has resulted 'in practically all of
them having conformed to the law.
'Blanks for the proper registering of
stills . may be had by addressing
either Mr. S. P. Collier, U. S. commis
aier or the local U. S. eauger and reve
nue officer at Wilmington.
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CHARGED WITH EMBEZZLEMENT.
Treasurer of Colored Lodge in Pender
County is In Trouble.
James Harper, colored, was arrested
at Scott's Hill Monday afternoon by
Deputy Sheriff Hill Terry, on a capias
made out by the clerk of court of
Pender county, charging him with
embezzlement of funds from a lodge of
which he was treasurer, in Pender
county. Officer Terry arrested him
near Mr. J. T. Foy's place and
brought him here, where he'll be kep
in jail until the Sheriff of Pender
county sends for his man. v
Harper claims the money was stolen
from him. He said he lost 4170,
forty of which belonged to himself
personally. He said he gave the
money to his wife, who sewed it up in
a mattress and when he went to look
for it later it was gone. In relating his
side of the case to an officer he made
several .contradictory statements. ,
When others fail, take Roberts
Tasteless Chili. Tomo. ; It cures
chills, fevers, malaria and general bad
health. 25c A red cross on the label
assures you of the pure, high-class
material that makes. Roberts' a suc
cess. Don't take a substitute. B. R.
Bellamy, Jos. C. Shepard, Jr., and
J. Hicks Buntino. t
Miss Dora Bornemana Became the Bride
of Mr. Owen Msrtjodale, of Mason
boro Township-Pleasing Affair.
The home of Justice G. W. Borne-
mann, No. 820 Queen street, was the
scene last evening at 8 o'clock of a
beautiful wedding in the marriage of
his eldest daughter, Miss Annie Borne
mann, to Mr. Owen Martindale, one
of Masonboro township's most suc
cessful truck farmers and esteemed
The ceremony was performed by
Rev. A. Q. Voigt, D. D., pastor of St.
aul's Evangelical Lutheran Church,
according to the beautiful rites of that
denomination, and at the house were
gathered a large assemblage of friends
of the bride and groom and their
families, who came to witness the
marriage. The parlor of the residence
was beautifully decorated and
arilliantly lighted and the scene was
indeed a pretty one."
The bridal party entered the room
in the following order : Groomsmen,
Mr. J. H. Bornemann, Jr., and Mr.
Hermann Off ermann; bridesmaids,
Miss Katie Fick and Miss Nettie
Eilers; maid of .honor. Miss Dora
Bornemann; the groom, Mr. Owen..
Martindale accompanied ' by his best
man, Mr. Henry Home; the bride Miss
Annie Bornemann leaning on the arm
of her father, Mr. G. W. Borne
The bride was the recipent of many
beautiful and costly presents and best
wishes for a long and bright career
through life. Mr. and Mrs. Martin
dale will reside on Masonboro Sound.
WRECK YESTERDAY MOSNINO.
Freight Train on the A & Y. Road Mt
. With an Accident.
Freight train No. 19, on the South
ern division of the Atlantic & Yadkin
railroad, was badly wrecked at 8.15
o'clock yesterday morning a few miles
north of Staley, in Randolph county,
by the breaking of an axle on one of
the cars. As a result, seven freight
cars were completely demolished, and
Conductor C. H. Beard, who was rid
ing in the caboose at the time, received
a very painful gash on his head by be-
iDg thrown down.
The train was running at a compara
tively low rate of speed when the ac
cident occurred. It was six hours be
fore the wreck was cleared so that
transportation over the road could be
The passenger train on the A. & Y.
which was due here last evening at 6.40
o'clock, was caught on the other side
of the wreck, and did not arrive at
Wilmington until 11.52 o'clock last
J. L. YORK RELEASED.
Prisoner Well Remembered in Wilmington.
Released on Bond of His Father.
Fayetteville Observer, 4th
J. L. York walked out of jail at ex
actly 11 o'clock to-day, dressed in the
height of fashion. He wore a brand
new $40 tailor-made grey suit, patent
leather shoes and other things to
match. He was leaning on the arm
of his father, smoking a fine cigar
and chatting pleasantly. His father
arrived here last night on the de
layed train from Greensboro, and this
morning he appeared before United
States Commissioner 'Morrisey and
gave the $1,000 bond, proving the re
quired $3,000 property qualification.
York and his father walked from the
jail up -Front street to the Atlantic
Coast Line station, where they board
ed a train for their home in Randolph
county.' York says he will be back
here on the 12th to appear at the pre
liminary .hearing, and that he will
then establish his innocence.
Democrats should not forget the call
of State Chairman Simmons, Wm. J.
Bryan, Adlai E. Stevenson, Jas. K.
Jones, Wm. R. Hearst, Josephus
Daniels, Julian S. Carr, B. C. Beck-
with and E. Chambers Smith for a
thorough organization in all the States.
For North Carolina the plan is for all
the White Supremacy clubs of 1896 to
be re organized as Bryan and Steven
son clubs. The dates fixed are Sep
tember 14th (at night) for clubs in the
towns and cities and September 15th
(day or night) for clubs in the county
Off for School.
The opening of the schools and col
leges for the Fall term call many of
the young men and young ladies to
their studies during the early part of
September and each train carries a
full contingent from Wilmington to
Miss Louise Harper to Salem Female
the various institutions. Yesterday
Mr. E. Y. Wooten left for the A. & M.,
at Raleigh; Messrs. . Walter Sprunt
and Thomas P. Bagley, for Davidson;
College; Mr. Walter Boesch to Roan
oke; Messrs. Pierre Holmes and Louis
P. Davis to Horner's School at Oxford.
Mr. Keith in Raleigh.
Raleigh Post, 5th: "Mr. B. F. Keith,
of Wilmington, spent last night in the
city, returning from a sojourn of sev
eral days at Panacea Springs. To a
member of the Post staff Mr. Keith
said that he expected to vote the
Bryan Stevenson ticket, but that Ste
venson will be a bitter pill for him to
swallow, tie fears that quite a num
ber of Populists in this State-will not
support the ticket on account of the
Vice Presidential candidate. Mr. Keith
expects to revive his silver paper, the
JSevo MJra, very Boon."
Lumberton's Cotton Mill.
At a meeting of the board, of di
rectors of Lumberton's new f cotton
mill last week, Mr. W. F. L.fsteele,
of Rockingham, was elected a mem
ber of the board and Mr. Henry Jen
nings, of . JtJennettsvuie, . U., a
brother of Mr. J. T. Jennings, of this
city, was elected secretary and treasu
rer. The new enterprise will be put
in operation as early as possible.
I LOOK ! A STITCH IN TIKE.
Saves nine. Hnchea Tonie new Imuroved. tasta
pleasant, taken In. early Spring' and Fall pre
vents Chills, Dengue and Malarial Fevers. Acta
on we uver, cones up tne system, netier inan
Quinine. Guaranteed, try It. At Druggists. 6O0
ana 91.W Dotues. t
THE CITY HOSPITAL.
WUI Soon Give Way to the Well
Equipped James Walker
MANAGERS MET YESTERDAY.
Very Excellent Report Submitted by
Superintendent Lane for Month of
August New Hospital Rapidly
Very satisfactory progress is being
made on the handsome and substantial
James Walker Memorial Hospital
which is being erected on the site of
the present City Hospital building, and
the convenient and well adapted
structure will soon stand completed.
a lasting witness to the generosity of
Mr. James Walker, the d snor, who
has not only provided the means for
its erection but who is personally
superintending the work of its con
struction and seeing to it that not one
niece of shoddy material enters its
At a meeting of the Board of Man
agers of the City Hospital at the Court
House yesterday afternoon at which
were present Chairman D. McEachern,
Commissioners Montgomery and
Holmes and Alderman Springer, it
was reported that the walls of the new
edifice are up to the third floor and
only one more story remains to be
At the meeting, the report of Dr. W.
"W. Lane, Superintendent of the City
Hospital, was read and approved. It
is the best report made since the found'
ing of the hospital, both with respect
to the cost of maintenance, all things
being considered, and the number of
patients treated: The following is an
abstract of the' very comprehensive re
port made for last month by the
Patients treated 65, of which 37 were
whites and 28 colored; 45 from city,
10 from country and 10 pay patients.
There were remaining in the hospital
July 31st, 21 patients and 44 were ad
tnjtted during the month. Those dis
charged in August numbered 39 ; died,
remaining August 31st, 24. Pay
patients were treated 140 days and
charity patients 577 days. Rations
were furnished pay patients, 140;
Charity, 577; employes, 434. Total
1,151. The average cost per capita per
day was 14 cents. The cost of sub
sistence for the month was $170.81
and the general expenses were $144.44;
pay roll $174.50 ; total $489.75. The re
ceipts, were $45.42 from prescriptions;
pay patients, $135.89; city, $166.66;
county, $250; total $597.97. The re
ceipts over expenditures were $108.22.
JUSTICE FOWLER'S COURT.
Negro Charged With Maliciously Uncou
pling Cars of A. C. L Freight Train.
Thos. Hawkins, a colored youth
aged about 19 years and employed by
Mr. Wm. Niestlie, was arraigned in
Justice Fowler's court yesterday.
charged with a misdemeanor in un
coupling cars withodt authority in an
A. & Y. freight train, which was being
backed toward the river on the A. C. L.
yards in this city yesterday a week
ago. It is contended that if the mis
chief had not been promptly discov
ered by one of the trainmen the result
would have been that several of the
cars would have been backed into
the river. Hon. Jno. D. Bellamy ap
peared for the railroad and Marsden
Bellamy, Esq., for the defendant. On
account of the absence of one of the
witnesses for the prosecution, the case
was continued until Saturday morning
and Hawkins gave bond in the sum of
$50 with Mr. Niestlie as surety.
Jeff MacDonald, of Delgado, was
also before Justice Fowler yesterday,
charged with going to the house of J.
D. Langdon, with whom he had a dis
pute, and threatening to shoot him
with a gun which he carried. He gave
bond, with Mr. R. R. Bellamy as
surety, for his appearance at the next
term of Criminal Court.
Qentlemen of the Jury.
The following jurors were yesterday
afternoon drawn to serve for the term
of New Hanover Superior Court,
which will convene Sept. 24th:
First Week J. P. Walton, 8. K.
Winner, H. Rehder, D. L. Gore, J.
D. Cottle, Joseph McRae, T. B Old
ham, L. L. Bland, John Beery, J. S.
Russ, W. A. Vollers, B. B. Brown, T.
J. Herring, J. S. Canady, J. D. Brown,
C. C. Bordeaux, A. A. Brown,. J. O.
Second Week John B. Cranmer,
B. F. Keith, G. J. Bohey, C. W. Mc-
Clammy, W. A. Rourk, A. S. Holden,
A. G. Ellis, J. F. Mclnnis, C. H. Rob
inson, W. C. Yarborough, Wm. Wal
ters, Charles Rogers, C. R. Anderson,
W. P. I Carroll, Wm. Bland, C. W.
Hewlett, W. A. Frank.
Excursion Sept. 18th.
Hatch Brothers' last excursion for
the season will be run to Wilmington
from Williamston, near Tarboro, on
Tuesday, September 18th, arriving
here about 11 o'clock A. M., and re
turning leave the city at 8 P. M. of
the same day. The 'train will go
straight .through to Wrightsville
beach and will return in time to give
the party an opportunity of taking a
thirty mile trip on the steamer Wil
mington tot which the fare will be?
only fifteen cents.
W. D. C. Richardson DeadX
The Goldsboro Headlight announces
the death Tuesday in that city of Mr.
W. D. C. Richardson, who formerly
conducted a bicycle store here. Mr.
Richardson died of consumption at the
home of his father-in-law, CapL D. J.
Are grand, but Skin Eruptions rob
life of joy. Bucklen's Arnica Salve
cures them; also Old, Running and
Fever Sores, Ulcers, Boils, Felons,
Corns, Warts, Cuts, Bruises, Burns,
Scalds, Chapped Hands, Chilblains.
Best Pile cure on earth. Drives out
Pains and Aches. Only 25 cents a box.
Cure guaranteed. Sold by R. R. Bel
lamy, druggist, t
HOLMES GROCERY COMPANY.
Dissolution of Firm of Holmes & Witters
dives Wilmington Two Business
Houses In Its Stead.
Announcement was made yesterday
of the dissolution of the firm of Holmes,
& Watters, one of the oldest and best
known wholesale and retail grocery
houses of the city, Mr. Gabriel Holmes
purchasing the interest of Mr. Joseph
H. Watters and becoming a member
of the Holmes Grocery Company, a
corporation recently formed, which
will conduct the business &l the
old stand, and Mr. Watters retiring to
go into the wholesale' grocery business
for himself at Nos. 220 and 222 North
Water street, the store now occupied
by Mr. S. P. McNair, who will move
about October 1st into the building
formerly occupied as the old C. F. &
Y. V. passenger depot.
Application was made yesterday at
the office of the clerk of the Superior
Court for incorporation of the Holmes
Grocery Company, the stockholders
being named as Messrs. Gabriel
Holmes, R. Lee Holmes and Jno. S.
Armstrong. The company proposes
to conduct the retail and wholesale
grocery business and the principal
place of business will be Wilmington,
but other places of business may be
established from time to time as to the
incorporators may deem necessary and
proper. The period of incorporation
is asked for thirty years and the capi
tal stock is $40,000 divided! into 400
shares with privilege to increase to
$100,000. The stockholders! are not
. . . . . -.
individually liable lor contracts or
obligations of the corporation and the
stock is not assessible.
uotn new nrms nave the sincere
wishes of a wide circle of friends and
patrons for continued prosperity.
Another instrument filed at the
Court House yesterday gives further
details of the change. Mr. Watters
conveys by deed to Mr. Holmes the
Front street store and lot now occu
pied by Holmes & Waiters and also
the lot at southeast corner of Tenth
and Market streets 150x33 feet in size,
subject to certain conditions in favor
of Louis and Rachel Dry, the present
tenants. The consideration for both
properties is $6,000.
Back From Sad Mission.
Mrs. M. C. Littleton returned yes
terday from Bladenboro, where she
went to accompany for burial the re
mains of her husbffnd, Mr. M. C. Lit
tleton, who died at his home in this
city, corner of Eighth and Chesnut
streets, Sunday night. The funeral
took place at Bladenboro Tuesday
morning. Deceased was 48 years of
age, and, besides a sorrowing wife, he
leaves to mourn their loss two brothers
and one sister.
His brothers are Messrs. Jas. O. Lit
tleton and Volin'? Littleton and his
sister, Mrs. Mary Smith, all of Ons
low county. Deceased was a native
of Onslow but for the last two years
had been employed in the A. C. L.
Married at Qoldsboro.
Mr. E. S. Herring, of the freight car
department of the A. C. L, shops in
this city, and Miss Ella Bryan, of
Goldsboro, were married at the home
of the bride's brother, Mr. T. C. Bryan,
at Goldsboro yesterday afternoon at 2
o'clock, the officiating minister -being
Rev. Dr. F. D. Swindell. Air. and Mrs.
Herring arrived last evening oa the 6
o'clock train and are at home sat No.
419 Campbell street. Among those
who attended the wedding from Wil
mington were Mr. E. T. Herring and
Miss Mabel Herring.
The old Hilton Ferry across the Cape
Fear river just above the plant of the
.Hilton Lumber Company, connecting
with the "Negro head road" and lead
ing up inrS Sampson county, has been
put in operation recently by Mr. R.
M. Murray, and he has a ferryman
there each day in the week from sun
rise unti! sun set for the accommoda
tion of patrons: - Mr. Murray has a
new flat 10x30 feet in size for the trans
portation of vehicles, etc., across the
Arrested On Capias.
C. E. Parker and Joe Parker, two
young white men employed by Contrac
tor Thad F. Tyler, of this city, were ar
rested Tuesday night by Deputy Sheriff
Rowan om a capias from Pender
county, where they are wanted on a
warrant charging forcible trespass.
Both of the young men gave cash
bond in the sum of $50 each for their
appearance at Burgaw Monday.
Mrs. Beta Glameyer has issued hand
some invitations announcing the mar
riage of her daughter, Miss Minnie
Augusta, to Mr. John Theodore Runge,
the clever and very popular Associated
Press operator in this city. ' The cere
mony will be performed in St. Paul's
Evangelical Lutheran Church- on
Wednesday afternoon, September
1 19 th, at 5:30 o'clock.
Clarktbn Express: Mr. Henry
Cromartie, of Garland, died last week
after a long and painful illness.
A horrible double, murder was perpe
trated in a section called Crusoe, in
Columbus county, 1 last Wednesday.
Two men by the name of Register,
father and son, and a man by the
name of Lewis were surveying land.
A dispute arose between them, when
Lewis whipped out his knife and cut
young Register to death. Where
upon Register, senior, rushed up with
a limb, striking Lewis to the earth
and killing him. Thus, according to
a spectator, was presented the ghastly
sight of two slaughtered men lying
within a few feet of each other.
L f FACTORY LOADED SHOTGUHTSHELtsZtA
"HcwRIvoi," "Leader," and "Repeater"
Insist upon having them, take no other and
An American Disease.
Dr. S. Weir Mitchell is au
thority for the statement that nerv
ousness is the characteristic mal
ady of the American nation, and
statistics show that nerve deaths
number one-fourth of all deaths
recorded, the mortality being main
ly among young people.
. QUART BOTTLE.
is the grand specific for this great
American disease, because it goes
straight to the source of the weak
ness, building up health and
strength by supplying rich, abund
ant food and pure blood to the
worn-out tissues, rousing the liver
to activity and regulating all the
organs of the body.
Tne UeMgaa Drag Co.," Detroit, KIrh.
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For sale by
HERBERT L. FENTRESS,
.Wilmington, N. C.
Sale of Property Ordered by Judge Simon,
ton Republican Nominations.
Special Star Telegram.
Raleigh, N. C, Sept 5. The Re
publicans of the Fifth district to-day
nominated J. R. Joyce, of Reidsville,
for Congress, and R. D. Douglas for
Judge Simonton has rendered a de
cision in the Blackwell-Durham To
bacco Company case, ordering it to
be sold on November 5th. No bids
of less than $4,000,000 will be enter
tained. TO PERSUADE ENGLAND.
Memorial to Lord ' -Sal&bury from Li
Hung Chang Urging the Rus
sian Proposal. ,
Br Cable to the Morning star.
London, Sept. 5. The Chinese min
ister here, Sir Chih Chen Lo Fong
Luh, admits the correctness, in a gen
eral sense, of the cable message sent to
him, according to Shanghai advices,
by Li Hung Chang, in which the. lat
ter is quoted as saying: "Our St.
Petersburg minister has persuaded
Russia to leave Pekin. You are use
less if you cannot persuade England. ''
The Chinese minister also says he .
has sent a powerful memorial to Lord
Salisbury, urging him to adhere to the
Russian proposal to withdraw the
allied forces from Pekin, as he, Sir
Chih Chen Lo Feng Luh, believes
it will pave the way to a speedy set
tlement. The minister also ' said the
Chinese people were sick of war, and
that the genuineness of Li Hung
Chang's plenipotentiary powers was
undoubted and that Li Hung Chang
was working in full sympathy with
the Emperor, Dowager Empress and
privy council, all of whom favored
The minister added that he himself
was still in communication with the
Chinese government, whose authority
remained entirely and who were
merely temporarily residing in the
province of Shan Si. l i
The Pleasant effect and ---perftct
safety with which ladies may use
Syrup of Figs, under all conditions,
makes it their favorite remedy. To
get the true and genuine article, look t
for the name of the California Fig
Syrup Co, printed near the bottom of
the package. For sale by all drug
gists. - .
Four Prominent Leaders Executed in Tien
Tsln by the Allies.
By Cable to the Morning Star.
Taku, Sept. 3. It is reliable asserted
that native soldiers, acting under the
orders of Li Hung Chang, are exterm
inating the Boxers in the provinces of
Hu-Nan and Chi Li.
Four' prominent Boxers were exe
cuted iu Tien Tsin to day. The French
shot two and the Japanese beheaded
. The executions have had a good
A8heville Citizen: Only a few
days ago Ben j. M. Collins, keeper of
the Swannanoa lodge on the Biltmore '
estate, while going about his work on
the big farm discovered what at once
struck him as being the longest snake
he had ever seen, heard or read
about. ''More than this, its color did
not mate exactly. Mr. Collins knows
snakes when he sees them, but in this
instance he rubbed his eyes and looked
again to be sure that he was making
no mistake. The second look only
confirmed him in his belief and
he proceeded to make it hot
for the snake. When the reptile
had been dispatched Mr. Collins made
a closer inspection, and was startled
to find that what he supposed was one
snake was really two. The reptiles,
one a king snake and the other a
black, had evidently engaged in a
battle to the death. The king sprang
at the black, which received it with
open mouth, in which it landed fairly.
The black was by luck given the upper
hand, reversing the usual order of
things in such battles, and began the
task of swallowing its enemy. It had
partially succeded, when Mr. Collins
appeared and put an end to the strug
gle. When killed the king snake's
head was fitted in the black's mouth
as tightly as a lady's hand in a new
III Life Wn Saved.
Mr. J- E. Lilly,a prominent citizen
of Hannibal, Mo., lately had a won
derful deliverance from a frightful
death. In telling of it he says: "I was
taken with Typhoid Fever, that ran
into Pneumonia. My lungs became
hardened. I was so weak J couldn't
even sit up in bed. Nothing helped
me. I expected to soon die of Con
sumption, when I heard of Dr. King's
New Discovery. One bottle gave great
reliefs I continued to use it, and now
am well and strong. I can't say too
much in its praise. This marvellous
medicine is the surest and quickest
cure in the world for all Throat and
Lung Trouble. Regular size 50 cents
and $1.00. Trial bottles 10 cents at K.
R. Bellamy's drug store. t
you will get the best shells thanoney can buy.
The Weekly Star (Wilmington, N.C.)
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