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(LLIAH H. BEBB A BD
Editor and Proprietor.
WILMINGTON, N. C.
Friday, - - September 28, 1900
NATIONAL DEMOCRATIC TICKET.
For President :
WILLIAM J. BRYAN. ofKelirasta.
ADLAI E. STEVENSON, of Illinois,
Electors at Large.
LE S. OVERMAN, of Rowan.
DAN HUGH McLEAN, of Harnett.
First District: ,
CHAS. L. ABEBNATHY, of Carteret.
T.C. WOOTEN, of Lenoir.
HENRY L. COOK, of Cumberland.
B. O. BECKWITH, of Wake.
WM. A. GUTHRIE, of Durham.
W. C. DOWD, of Mecklenburg. .
J. R. BLAIR, of Montgomery.
WM. S. PEARSON, of Burke.
JNO. M. CAMPBELL, of Buncombe.
For Congress, Sixth District:,
JOHN D. BELLAMY, of New HanoTer.
, Hanna is trying to explain away
- his big break in that Chicago speech
when he denied that there are any
Trusts in this country. Here is the
explanation he 'made of it before he
left Cleveland a few days ago for
"The speech I made at Chicago on
the so-called Trust issue was misquot
ed and garbled. What I said was that
there were no Trusts in the meaning
of the law. When I said that I did
not say that there are no combinations
of capital, nor did I say that there are
no combinations that work injustice to
the people. This so-called Trust issue
is nothing more than a bugaboo of
Bryan's to catch votes. What anti
Trust laws have been enacted have
been enacted by the Republicans. On
the so called Trust issue Bryan is on
the defensive. He should tell why
' the Democratic party has never sup
ported nor proposed any legislation to
regulate the commercial combinations
jot the country." .
When public men are driven to
'explaining their utterances ,. it is a
pretty good sign that they have
blundered, and sometimes they
make as bad or worse breaks in the
explanation than in the speeches ex
plained. As is frequently the case,
Hanna in this explanation takes
refuge behind the reporters, who, he
says, have misquoted and garbled his
speech, which is a mere subterfuge,
because that speech was short and
was taken down as uttered and sent
out by the Associated Press re
porters, who are non-partisans when
it comes to reporting and could have
had no motive in misquoting what
he said and in garbling his speech.
Another well known fact is that the
Associated Press is rather friendly
than hostile to McKinley and, of
course, it must be to his Mentor and
manager, so that is all rot about his
speech being misquoted and garbled.
The i fact is that Hanna never
thought of making any explanation
of this speech until he began to hear
from the Republicans about the bad
break he made and then he concluded
he would make an explanation, just
as Roosevelt did after his
break in that St. Paul
speech. Hanna - adopted Roose
yelt's way of getting out of it by al-
. leging that what he said was mis
quoted and garbled. Hanna didn't
say there wasn't a Trust in the
United States, bat that he "didn't
believe" there was a Trust in the
United States. His object in saying
he didn't believe there was a Trust
was to create the impression that
there is not without actually saying
80. He didn't realize at the time
he said' this that he was knocking
the anti-trust plank in the
Philadelphia platform all to
pieces and contradicting Ma
Kinley's message in which he rec
ommended anti-trust legislation, his
letter of acceptance in which he sub
Btantially re-iterated what he had
said in his message, and that he was
discrediting Roosevelt's ardent con
demnation of Trusts in some of his
That is where he surprised and
dumf ounded the Republican spell
binders and pnt them in a state of
perplexity as to whether they should
follow on the line of the President's
his letter of acceptance.
the Philadelphia tplatform, Roose
velt's speeches and that anti-trust
resolution passed bythe Republican
House of Representatives last sest-
ion or take their cue from Hanna
and say all that talk about Trust is
humbue for there are no Trusts.
But when Hanna finds himself
'nnrnflrfu. Tin rmihbles to get OUt. He
now says he declared there were no i
Trusts "in thef meaning of the law."
What law? The Sherman law, or
some other law? He didn't say that, '
but if ho did, what does it amount ;
to? Only this, that the Sherman
law cannot reach the Trusts, as At
torney General Griggs says it can't,
because the Trusts are chartered by
the States and the Sherman law
cannot interfere with them on that
account. WJien the. State under
takes to interfere with them they
claim that the State has no jurisdic
tion becausebhey were chartered in
other Stat es, so that there is practi
cally no law to reach them. This is
about the only dodge Hanna could
have made. The laws apply to cor
porations or combinations of indi
viduals or corporations for the pur
pose of securing a . monopoly
of the' market to advance the
prices. There is no Trust in the
and which would not emphatically
deny that -it was formed for the
purpose of securing a monopoly and
raising .prices to suit themselves.
This is what Hanna probably meant
when he resorted to the thin dodge
of saying thero were "nof Trusts in
the meaning of the law." The
laws apply to a certain thing and
the Trusts say they are not that kind
of thing and therefore they do not
come under "the meaning of the
But he didn't say there were no
"combinations of capital" (he
would have been a 'lunatic to have
said that) or . that there were no
"combinations that work injustice
to the people." He simply substi
tutes in his gauzy explanation the
word combination .for Trust. It is
a difference of name, that's all. A
skunk by any other name would
emit as much offensive odor. There
are no Trusts, according to Mark,
but he didn't say there are no com
binations that do all the things that
are charged up to the Trusts and
for which the Trusts are execrated
and on account of which restraining
legislation is demanded by the
The Democratic platform and all
Democratic speakers who discuss
the Trust question draw the dis
tinction between legitimate combi
nations of capital and Trusts and
Mark Hanna knew this perfectly well
when he made his declaration virtual
ly denying the existence of Trusts.
What he meant to do and did do
was to deny that there are any com
binations formed for the purpose of
securing a monopoly and advancing
prices as a result of that monopoly.
That is what he meant 'and that is
in keeping with former utterances
on that question in which he de
fended trusts and pronounced them
a benefit instead of an injury to the
His statement thatf all the anti
trust laws were passed -by Republi
cans is simply falsehood or igno
rance, & we showed when comment
ing upon his Chicago speech a few
days ago, but like the brazen utter
ance which he attempts to explain,
and the explanation, it is character
istic -of the man with the monu
HOW TO SAVE $88,000,000 A
There is a great deal of talk about
militarism, but very few people have
a correct idea as to what militarism
is now costing this country. This
may be gathered from the interest
ing facts and figures contained in
the following" brief Washington dis
patch to the Baltimore Sun:
"Prior to March 2. 1899, the regular
army consisted of about 25,000 men.
The soldiers recruited for the Cuban
war were volunteers, and they were
mustered out as provided in the act of
Congress of April 22, 1898. By the
act of March 2, 1899, the regular army
was increased to 65,000 and a volun
teer army of 35,000 men was authorized
for service in the Philippines with the
inat sucn increased resrular and
volunteer force shall continue in ser
vice only during the necessity therefor
ana not later tnan July l, laui.'
"iience, unless there is affirmative
legislation by Congress at its session
beginning in Decern ber to maintain the
increase in the army in whole or in
part it will, on the first day of July
next, be reduced to 25,000 men. There
was appropriated for the army for the
present fiscal year $114,000,000. When
the army consisted of 25,000 men it
required only about $26,000,000 a year
iu muuuun iv.
"If Mr. McKinley is re-elected Con
gress will rightly construe this fact
into a demand by the American people
ior a large standing army, and the in
crease to 100,000 men will be author
ized and made permanent If Mr.
rryan u eiectea .uongress will con
clude that the people are opposed to i
large army ana no legislation increas
ing it will be passed, and on July 1,
1901, the regular army will resume its
former proportions and the expenses of
' a - f ; "a. m j i . . .
maintaining it win uxuu aown to the
old estimates, a saving ofat least
$88,000,000 a year being effected,"
The intention of the advocates of
an increased army is to make the
army of 100,000 a permanent thing,
and the only plausible reason given
for that is that with our . outlying
possessions such an army will be
come necessary, so that these grabbed
possessions will coBt us for the army
alone, leaving out the navy, $88,-
000,000 more than our old standing
army did. Isn't this paying pretty
dearly for the Philippine grab, and
won't it take a long time to get
1 back out of the increased trade they
1 lal,c aD0Tlt tn0se possessions."
The way to stop that thing, and to
stop it effectively, as the Sun corre
respondent remarks, is to relegate
McKinley and his crowd.
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HE DIDN'T KHOW. k
As a general rule North Carolina
hasn't been doing much advertising
on her own acdount, but since the.
adoption of the constitutional amend-
ment she is attracting more atten
tion in the North than any other
Southern State. "How about North
Carolina?" has become one of the
current inquiries propounded to Wm.
J. Bryan occasionally, and perhaps
to other speakers. The propounders
of this interrogatory seem to think
there is something the matter, but
this ifr simply because they don't
know much, if anything, about
North Carolina. A great many of
them are in the predicament of the
man the Richmond Leader refers to
in the following:
"A citizen of Richmond, being at
the North sometime ago, was chal
lenged by a Northern man to a discus
sion of the suffrage law in North Car
olina. The Richmond man asked him
what the law was and the Northern
man frankly confessed that he did not
know. 'Then I will not discuss it with
you,' replied the man from Richmond.
'If you will tell me what the law is I
will talk with you about it, but if you
do not know anything about the na
ture of the law I must decline jour
In commenting on this the Leader
thinks it strange that not only so
many people in the North are igno
rant of the conditions in the
South, but that so many papers,
and some quite intelligent ones,
which devote much space to criti
cising the South, should be so ut-
torlv iomvrfl.Tit. nn thft matters thei
discuss. The Leader is over char
itable in attributing this to igno
rance. A great many people may
be as ignorant on the suffrage and
other questions as the man the
Leader speaks of was but these
papers are not. They know better
and their criticisms are inspired, by
sectional feeling And partisan bias.
They criticise and misrepresent
North Carolina and. other Southern
States simply , because they think it
will help the Republican party and
that's all the interest they take in the
negroes, whom they would not per
mit to vote in their own States if
they were one tenth as numerous as
they are in the South.
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TEXAS RELIEF FUND.
Report of Committee of Ladies Who Were
Instrumental in Preparing Clothing
for the Galveston Sufferers.
A few days after the news reached
Wilmington of the terrible storm
which swept the coast of Texas, the
Star made mention of the very com
mendable movement of a party of la
dies, under the leadership of Mrs.
Roger Moore, towards alleviating the
suffering wrought by what is now
commonly known as the "Galveston
The committee of which Mrs. Moore
was a member has now completed a
good work and makes acknowledge-
jments of the following donations:
Mr. W . E. Springer, one bolt shirt
ing; Mr. M. Hosenmann, bolt cloth.
Through Mrs. Mendelsohn, bolts of
shirting, calico, outing, buttons and
thread from the following: a. & B.
Solomon, Morris Bear & Co., Rhein
stein Co., D. Newman & Son and I. M.
Bear 5c Jo. Through Mrs. Kobt
Tucker, contributions as follows: Mr.
C. W. Polvogt, 20 yards goods; Mr. J.
Weil, 24 yards goods; Mr. H. M. Foard,
material for shirt waists: Mrs. Tucker.
77 garments, of which 60 were made,
and material furnished by herself.
A collection of $5.35 was taken at
Market Street M. E. Church. This
was invested in material from which
40 articles were made by "The Earnest
Workers" of that church.
The names of other contributors and
those who made articles were as fol
lows: Mrs. Dr. Wood. Mrs. Geo.
Penny, Mrs. Munson, Mrs. Mclntyre,
Mrs. J as. Ellis, Mrs. Toomer, Miss
Bonitz, and sister, Mrs. A. J. Howell,
Jr., Mrs. Wm. Howell, Mrs. Frank
Covington, Mrs. L. Pennington, Mrs.
rowers, Mrs. Woodward, Miss Dora
Brown, Mrs. Bailey, Mrs. Angel, Miss
Nora Angel, Mrs. Mcllhenny, Mrs.
Wm. Munds. Mrs. Wm. French. Mrs.
H. Harriss. Mrs. Sandlin. Mrs.
Roberts, Miss Fannie Johnson, Mrs.
Vincent, Miss Mary Vincent. Clerks
at me uacKet store, Mrs. Chadbourn,
Mrs. J. L. Cantwell, Mrs. Jno. Dudley,
Miss Janie Dudley, Miss Serena Chad
bourn, Mrs. Roger Moore, Miss Kate
MCLiaunn. Mrs. Marv Ivon. Miss C.
Woodward, Mrs. Prempert, Misd Kate
Brown, Miss Alma Bain. Miss -Sue
Boone, Mrs. F. H. RusselL Mrs:
Geo. Summerell, Mrs. Hopewell, Mrs.
Funchess, Mrs. Culver, Miss Fentress,
Mrs. Walter Kinesburv. Mrs. Jno. D.
Taylor, Mrs. R. H. Beery, Mrs.
Dixon Munds, Mrs. C. R. Wil
liams, Miss Kate O'Hanlon,
Misses West, Mrs. Duffy, Mrs. Bis
singer, Mrs. Folger, Mrs. Sharpless,
Mrs. Armstrong, Mrs. S. E. Toon.
Mrs. Frank Simmons, Mrs. Thorpe,
Miss Sue Meares. Mrs. Casey, Mrs. W.
L. Miller, Mrs. Fannie Mitchell, Mrs.
W. H. Shaw, Mrs. Mendelsohn and
friends, Mrs. McRae, Mrs. John Hed
rick, Mrs. Bagley, Mrs. Edward
Wooten, Mrs. Louis Belden, Mrs. Mit-
tie Moore, Miss Rundlet, Mrs. H.
Wilder,Mrs. Boat wright, Mrs. Frazier,
Mrs. P. Heinsberger, Mrs. P. B. Man
ning, Mrs. C. P. Bolles, Mrs. Banner
man, Mrs. Daisy Sapp, Miss Roth well,
Mrs. Peoples, Mrs. Oscar Fillyaw,
Mrs. M. Willard, Miss Mary Cantwell,
Mrs. W. R. French, Mrs. Warrock,
Miss Bettie Price, Mrs. Lossie Myers,
Miss Bagg, Mrs. James Smith, Mrs.
Emily Payne, Mrs. Sam Bear, Mrs. G.
R. Casey. The amount of $2.12 was
contributed by Misses Annie Brothers,
Lucile Smith, Sallie Ballinger, Lola
Owens, Josie ' Owens, children from
Market Street Church Sunday School.
We have tried to keep a correct list
of all donors. If we have failed, it is
owing to the confusion that necessar
ily prevailed at times. : The people
have responded generously; seven
tightly packed barrels have been ship
ped, in which were packed 830 articles.
BdUor'a Awfsl Plight.
F. M. Higgins, Editor Seneca (Ills.)
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DEMOCRATIC CLDBS. I
The Meeting of State Association
at Raleigh Yesterday Was
Well Attended. -
OFFICERS WERE ELECTED.
Geo L. Peschan and L. V. Grady Chosen
Delegates to Indianapolis Conven
tion F. H. Stedman Named
oo Executive Committee.
Special Star Telegram.
Raleigh, N. 0., September 26.
The State Convention of Democratic
Clubs met here today. There were
about one hundred delegates present,7
representing clubs in the following
counties: Alexander. Lincoln, Chat
ham, Cabarrus, Chowan, Franklin,
Bertie, New Hanover, Vance Hali
fax, Rowan, Wake, Harnett, Nash,
Craven, Cleveland, Greene, Catawba,
Durham, Charlotte, Lenoir, Anson,
Wayne, Wilson and Forsyth.
The convention was called to order
by Francis D. Winston, who so suc
cessfully organized the White Supre
macy Clubs in the last campaign.
Officers forthe State Association of
Democratic Clubs were elected as fol
lows: Pesident, Francis D. Winston,
of Bertie county; secretary. Elisha B.
Lewis, of Lenoir county. Vice presi
dents were elected as follows: First
districCB. B. Winborne, of Chowan;
Second district, W. R. Allen, of
Wayne; Third district, W. E. Mur
chison, of Cumberland; Fourth dis
trict, A. K. Smith, of Johnston; Fifth
district, H. A. Foushee, of Durham;
Sixth district, Cameron Morrison, of
Rockingham; Seventh district, W. P.
Huff ham, of CaUwba; Eighth dis
trict, R. N. Hayckett, of Wilkes;
Ninth district. Thos. A. Jones, of
Delegates to the National Conven
tion at Indianapolis, Ind., next week,
were named as follows: J. R. Leigh,
of Pasoquotank; Donnell Gilliam, of
Edgecombe; C. E. Foy, of Craven; C,
F. Lumsden, of Wake; M. E. McCofin,
of Durham: Geo. L. Peschau, of New
Hanover; J. P. Cook, of Cabarrus; E.
Y. Webb, of Cleveland; Louis M.
Bourne, of Buncombe. At large,
John S. Cunningham, of Person, and
R. A. Dauehton, of Alleghany. Al
ternates chosen were: D. C. Barnes,
of Hertford; W. A. Dunn, of Halifax;
A. A. McKeithan, of Cumberland; J.
H. Bridgers, of Henderson;7 J. N.
Wilson, of Guilford; H. Clarkson, of
Mecklenburg: A. H. Boydan, of
Rowan; H. L. Green, of Wilkes, and
W. W. Zachary, ofMadison. At
large, L. V. Grady, pf New HaTiover,
and W. G. Lamb, of Martin. '
Five members of the Executive
Committee were appointed by the
chairman, as follows: H. A. London,
of Chatham jfW.-R. Allen, of Wayne;
EL A. Foushee, of Durham; W. B.
Snow, of Raleigh ; F. H. Stedman, of
On motion a rising vote of thanks
was extended to Mr. Winston for his
able and efficient work in organizing
White Supremacy clubs during the
To night the Kaleigh clubs held a
grand rally at which speeches were de
livered by Lee S. Overman and D. H.
McLean, electors at large, and B. C.
Beckwith, district elector.
The Supreme Court to-day adopted a
rule requiring of students two years'
study of law before getting license.and
adding to the course of study "Shars-
wood's Legal Ethics."
To night, at the Baptist Female Uni
versity, Dr. Norwood Carroll, of this
city, and Dr. Delia Dixon; resident
physician of the University, were mar
ried. Dr. Dixon is a sister of Rev.
Thomas Dixon and Rev. A. C. Dixon,
of BrooklynN. Y.
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THIRD DISTRICT APPOINTMENTS.
Campaign to Be Conducted by Elector
Cook and Congressman Thomas.
Mr. H. L. Cook, Democratic nomi
nee for Presidential Elector for the
Third Congressional District, will ad
dress his fellow-citizens on the issues
of the oampaign at the following times
Bladen County-Elizabethtows, Mon
day, October 1st.
At the above appointment Hon. C.
R. Thomas, nominee for Congress, will
Jones' County Pollocksville, Tues
day, October 9th : Trenton. Tuesday
(night), 9th. at 18.15 o'clock; Haskin's
Chapel, Wednesday, 10th; Kbodes'
Store. Thursday. 11th.
Onslow County Richlands, Friday,
October 12th; Snead's Ferry, Saturday,
13th; Uross Roads. Monday. 15th.
Duplin County Chinquepin, Tues
day, October 16th; Wallace, Wednes
day, 17th; Rose mil, Thursday, 18th-
Good News from Mr. Carr.
in a letter to Mr. G. J. coney yes
terday, Miss' E.' Coffin, the trained
nurse attending J. O. Carr, Esq., dur
ing his sickness at his old home at
Xenia, N. C, writes that he is now
much improved. Dr. F. H. Arthur,
the attending physician, says that Mr.
Carr has already passed the critical
stage in his illness and will be well
and able to be up in a very short time.
He now has no symptoms of typhoid
fever, though his fever was, on the
day which Miss Coffin wrote, 103 3-5,
This, however, Dr. Arthur intimated
is likely to leave him at once and then
he will rapidly recover.
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McKoy Cases Against the C. C. R,
Termiasted Yesterday's Sessk
of the Superior Court.
The hearina- of the second case
brought at this term of the New Han- j
over Superior Courtly Lloyd O. Mc
Koy against the Carolina Central Rail
road Company for damages sustained
by. him in theburning over of his
lands by a fire alleged to have origi
nated from a spark emitted by a loco
motive of the defendant company, oc
cupiedanother entire day's session
yesterday and last night after remain
ing out about three and a half hours
tbo jury at 10.80 o'clock awarded him
$35 out of 4he $850 damages alleged in
Court convened yesterday morning
at 9 o'clock and disposed of an unin
teresting divorce case. The McKoy
suit was then taken up, and owing to
the length of same, a recess was taken
at 1 o'clock until 3 o'clock in the af
ternoon, when it was resumed. The
testimony was all in by 4 o'clock and
three hours was consumed in argu
ment by counsel Messrs. McClammy
and Rountree for the plaintiff and
Iredell Meares, Esq , for the defend
ant. Judge Moore charged the jury
and the court then took a recess until
9 o'clock this morning.
The verdict was; received by
CoL Jno. D. Taylor. Clerk of
the Superior Court, at the hour
named and the -jury which was
composed of the following gentle-
men, was discharged for the night:
J. P. Walton, H. Rehder, T.B. Old
ham, L. L. Bland, J. S. Russ, J. S.
Canady, J. D. Brown, E. N. Penny,
G. H. Hutaff, J. W. Strickland, Geo.
H. Grant and Leon Gore..
Sweet Potatoes for Europe.
Mr. D. M. Nesbit, a special represen
tative of the Agricultural Department
at Washington, arrived yesterday to
confer with representatives of the East
Carolina Truck and Fruit Growers'
Association with reference to the ship
ment of sweet potatoes to foreign
countries. It is believed by the Aeri
cultural Department that in view of
the fact that sweet potatoes are grown
nowhere else in Europe save a few of
inferior quality on the Mediteranean
coast that the foreign commerce of
ine umiea states can be much in
creased in this particular. The propo
sition of Mr. Nesbit to the truck
growers of this section a famous
sweet potato belt has in it much to
interest those with progressive ideas.
He has already secured a shipment
from the east coast of Virginia, and
hopes to secure one from this section
Attempted To Break Jail.
Dick Wilson, a half -demented negro,
who was arrested yesterday afternoon
at Front and Dock streets by Police
man E. J. Grimsly for drunkenness
and disorderly conduct, last night
shortly before 12 o'clock made an an
successful attempt to break out of the
station house. Several of the iron
oars securing the locks to the negro
cells were broken in his attempt to get
an implement with which to break
out His plans were foiled by night
Janitor Dew who discovered his game
and acting under orders of the captain
placed him in a cell instead of allow
ing him the liberties of the corridor.
His Head Was Crashed.
A gentleman who arrived in the
city yesterday morning told of the
death of Ei Quinn. who was killed
Monday afternoon at Mt. Olive by a
wagon wheel running over his head,
ingniiuiiy crushing it. uumn was
employed by Mr. John Bell to haul
logs to his saw mill. Monday after
noon he was standing on the tongue
of a heavily loaded wagon when he
lost his balance and fell, and one of
the wheels passed over his head. He
lived only fifteen minutes after the
accident occurred. His home was at
Bear Creek, Duplin county.
His Name Dropped.
A Greensboro special dated Monday
says that Orange Presbytery at a called
meeting held there in the afternoon
granted the request of Rev. Hay Wat
son Smith that his name be dropped
from the roll of licentiates of the
Presbytery. A resolution was adopt
ed expressing sincere regret at parting
with Mr. Smith and invoking God's
blessing upon him. It is understood
that Mr. Smith,-who is well known
here as a former supply for the first
Presbyterian church, will connect
himself with the . Congregationa!
Cleanses the System
Gently nd Effectually
when bilious or costive.
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No More Bulletins for Towns
With Less Than 25,000
RULING OF THE DEPARTMENT
Inference is That Wilmington is Below the
Mark Indicated Above No North
Carolina City Can Touch It.
Some Past Figures.
The Chief of the Population Division
of the Census Bureau has positively
declined to furnish to any one data
concerning the twelfth or 1900 census
so far as it pertains to towns and cities
of less than 25,000 inhabitants accord
ing to the count recently made. The
reason is that such procedure would
seriously retard the compilation of the
census by States, which the office pro
poses to do alphabetically. According
to announcements already given out.
which it is understood are all that will
be made just yet, it appears that no
North Carolina city has a place on the
list of cities of 25,000 inhabitants and
more, and as the Charlotte Observer
complacently remarks the Old North
State "will come along with the job lot
yet to' be given out.''
The are lots of Wilmington people,
however, who have dollars to dough
nuts that a carefully made police
census would easily place Wilmington
dangerously near, if not over the
mark indicating the limit made by the
Census Bureau to the giving out , of
From the year 1870 to 1880 Wilming
ton scored nearly ZZ per cent, gain in
population and from 1880 to 1890, an
approximate gain of 20 per cent.
Is it too much to suppose that with
the increased manufacturing interests
in the city and the changing of the
order of things in general, that Wil
mington has not in the last ten years
made again of 25 per cent f If she has.
then Wilmington is entitled to a place
among the list of citirs already given
out. The following figures are the au
thentic reports of the census of Wil
mington for the past thirty years:
Census of 1870 White population,
5,526 ; negro, 7,920. Total, 13,446.
Census of 1880 White population,
6,888; negro, 10,462. Total, 17,350.
Census of 1890 Male population,
9,287; female, 10,769. Native born in
habitants, 19,544; foreign, 512. White
population, 8,731; negro, 11,324; Chi
nese, 1. Total, 20,056.
It therefore appears from the figures
of 1890 that if an increase- of 25 per
cent had been scored, Wilmington
would have a place among the "dis
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Civil Service Examination.
Mr.- Fred . Wannamaker, special
Civil Service examiner, conducted an
examination in the United State Court
room yesterday for two stenographers
and typewriters, one messenger, one
penitentiary guard, and one interna
revenue clerk. All the applications
were for positions in Washington,
Mr. Wannamaker remarked to a Stab
reporter that there is a big demand for
male stenographers and typewriters,
and good positions are always open
to good men in that line of work.
He left yesterday afternoon for Char
leston, where he will hold an examine
Gone to Mexico.
Mr. Richard uradley, who was
until recently with the Murchison
National Bank,- left Sunday after
noon for Banimichi,- Mexico, to
accept a position in the gold fields
there. The place where he will be lo
cated is 130 miles from Hermisella, the
nearest town of any importance. He
will stop over in Savannah for a few
days before proceeding on his trip. Mr.
Bradley has many friends here who
very much regret his departure, but
wish for him abundant success in his
Came After Prisoner.
Sheriff S G. Wooten, of Bladen
county, and one deputy, arrived yes
terday for C. R. Freeman, a young
man charged with the murder of
Charles Chason, who was shot in the
head through a window at night.
Freeman was brought here on the
Fourth of July for safe keeping. The
officers left with their prisoner yester
day afternoon at So'clock on the
Carolin Central Railroad.
Cement for the Fort.
The schooner Mecosta, 242 tons,
Capt. Strout, arrived yesterday morn
ing at Fort Caswell from New York
with a cargo or cement for the im
provement under way there. After
discharging the schooner will likely
proceed to Wilmington for a cargo
out.' She is consigned to Messrs.
George Harriss, Son & Co.
Messrs. T. W. Wood & Sons, seeds
men, of Richmond, Va., ' who have a
large and growing trade in this sec
tion of the State, have been awarded a
gold medal on their exhibit of seeds at
the Paris Exposition. This testimo
nial of the excellence of thef products
is a valuable one.
County chairmen of Democratic
Executive Committees are again re
minded that jlonday is the day for the
meeting at county- seats of their com
mittees to appoint poll holders for the
Senatorial primaries, November 6 th.
The appointees, of course, are to be
men of good moral character and so
far as is possible, men, of different
S references as to the numerous candi
ates before the primary.
SCHOONER ENTERPRISE SUNK f
Ran Into by New York Steamer Down
s the River Tuesday Night Narrow
Escape of the Crew
The little two masted schooner
Enterprise, 34 tons, in charge of Capt.
Guilford Styron and owned by Capt.
R W. Gibson, was run into by the
Clyde steamer Saginaw while the
steamer was passing out for her
Georgetown trip Tuesday night and as
a result of the collision the smaller
vessel was cut almost in twain and
sunk. The accident occurred about
11 o'clock just below the "dram tree"
down the river, and Capt. Styron and
crew of three white men, all of Bruns
wick county, had a narrow escape
from serious injury.
The little schooner was laden with
about 40,000 shingles and was bound
for Wilmington. The vessel and cargo
are practically a total loss."
Capt. Styron is unable to account
for the accident unless those on the
Saginaw failed to notice him as he
was coming up. He says he had all
his lights burning and was making all
possible haste to get out of the chan
nel. It was high tide and there, was
little wind. When the collision came
the crew on the wrecked boat saved
themselves by jumping, except Jno.
W. Dixon, mate on the boat, who was
caught in the cabin. With the aid of
axes and other implements he was at
length extricated. One or more of the
men on the little schooner were picked
up by yawl boats of the Saginaw and
the others were picked up by the
steamer SeabrigM, Capt. Jno. L.
Price, which was coming up from her
regular trip to Shallotte.
Yesterday Capt. Price towed the
wreck from down the - river to Skin
ner's ship yard.
The schooner Enterprise was built
at Wilmington in 1898, She is 66
feet long, 19 feet in breadth and 5 feet
in depth. She is one of a number
which Capt. Gibson operated between
Wilmington and points down the
river in his extensive shingle business.
N. C. SUPREME COURT.
Forty-seven Applicants to Practice. Law.
New Republican Paper to Start.
fpeciol Star Telegram.
Raleigh, September. 24. Forty
seven applicants for license to practice
law were examined to-day by the Su
preme Court. Two of the applicants
are negroes. The examination was
written and was held in the Senate
chamber. Sixty-three questions were
asked. The names of those who passed
will be announced in about a week.
It is announced that a new Republi
can weekly paper will be started here
this Fall. It will not fight the amend
ment, but will seek to reorganize the
Republican party on new lines.
WEATHER AND CROPS.
Cotton Damaged by Heavy Rains in North
ern and Central Texas Weather
By TelesraDb to the Morning Star.
Washington," September 25. The
Weather Bureau's weekly summary of
crop conditions says :
Heavy rains in central and northern
Texas, Arkansas, the Dakotas, Minne
sota, Wisconsin and upper Michigan,
interrupted farm work and caused in
Jury to crops, the principal damage in
the Dakotas and Minnesota being that
done to grain in shock, while in Texas
and Oklahoma cotton suffered most.
Drought continues in the upper Ohio
valley, portions of Missouri and the
Middle Atlantic States.and rains would
prove beneficial in Florida and por
tions of Alabama.
In the central and eastern districts of
the cotton belt cotton picking has
progressed rapidly, generally under
very favorable weather conditions, and
is nearing completion in some sections.
In central and northern Texas the
heavy rains of the latter part of the
week caused much damage by beating
out open cotton, but . in the southern
portion picking progressed rapidly un
der favorable conditions.
The weather for the past week has
been highly favorable for curing to
bacco, the bulk of which crop has been
RUSSIANS IN CHINA.
Killing Indiscriminately Men, Women and
Children Horrible Atrocities. .
iBy.Cable to the Horning Star.
London, September 27. The Times
prints correspondence from Niu
Chwang declaring that the Russians
have killed indiscriminately between
fifteen hundred and two thousand
Boxers and Chinese civilians, men,
women and children, both inside and
outside the walls. The correspondent
adds that from all sides comes reports
of the violation of women, and that
the Russians are carrying out a policy
of destruction of property and the ex
termination of the people in Kai Chau.
Nearly all the villages have been
burned and the inhabitants killed. For
some days, the correspondent declares,
the soldiery and Cossacks have been
allowed to do what they like, and he
thinks the annexation of Manchuria is
DEATH OF GEN. PALMER
In 1896 He Was Presidential Candidate of
the Gold Democrats.
By Telegraph to the Horning Star.
Springfield, III., Sept. 25. Gen.
John M. Palmer, ex-Senator from Il
linois, died at his home in this city at
8 A. M. Heart failure was the direct
cause of Gen. Palmer's death. He had
been in ill health for more than two
John M. Palmer was born in Ken
tucky, Sept. 13, 1817. From 1869 to
1873 he served as Republican governor
of Illinois. Later he became a Demo
crat and in 1891 was elected to the
United States Senate. In 1896 Gen.
Palmer was a presidential candidate of
the National (Gold Standard Demo
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CONVICTED OF THE
MURDER OF G0EBEL
Jim Howard Pound Guilty Jury Gave
Him the Death Penalty Motion
for a New Trial.
By Telegraph to the Herntng star. j
Frankfort, Ex., Sept. 26 James
B. Howard, who has bean on trial for
the past ten days, charged with beinjr
a principal in the assassination of
William Goebel, was found guilty in
day, the jury fixing his punishment at
Thefact that the jury had delib
erated all of yesterday afternoon
without reaching a verdict led to t!m
belief that it was hopelessly divided,
and this fact made the verdict a shod;
to Howard and those who hoped fur
his ultimate acquittal.
Howard did not lose his composure
when the verdict calling for the ex
treme penalty of the law was read u
the crowded court room. He glanced
at his attorneys who sat beside him
and smiled, but said nothing. After
the jury had been discharged Howard
was taken to the jail and here for the
first time he betrayed emotion. He
called for a pen and paper and wrote,
a long letter to his wife, during which
tears coursed down his cheeks He
was joined later by his attorneys, who
spent a good part of the day . in con
ference with him in regard to the mo
tion for a new trial, which will be filed
to-morrow, and other matters in con
nection with the case.
W. EL Culton, who is under indict
ment as an accessory to the GoeW-l
murder and who gave damaging evi
dence against Howard and CalH
Powers, was released on bail this, af
ternoon and his case was continued
until the January term. His bond
was fixed at $10,000, and his brot) r
in-law, E. E. Hogg, of Owsley county,
and J. F. Halcomb and John Johnson,
of Jackson county, became his-sure
Howard and his friends are very
bitter in their denunciation of wit
nesses, who it is charged werain the
conspiracy to murder Goebel and Win
have since been manufacturing testi
mony against others in order to obtain
immunity for themselves.
"Jim" Howard, as he is common iy
known in the mountains, is a strik
iogly handsome man, 44 years of age,
and would be one of the last to be
pointed out by a stranger as the man
on trial. He had the record, however,
of being the leader of the Howard
White faction in the Baker-Howard
feud in Clay county in which numer
ous lives were taken. He killed Geo.
' Baker and was suspected of the assas
sination of Tom Baker, who was killed
after the same fashion as the Goebel
murder, and Howard's friends believe
that these facts had very much to do
with the making of the verdict sen
tencing him to the gallows.
Gorman Believes the Democratic Chances
Are Growing-Men of Moderate For
tune Want to Return to Party.
Special to the Baltimore Sun.
Washington, Sept. 25. Former
Senator Arthur P. Gorman, who was
in Washington to-day( thinks the
political tide is now setting stroDgly
in Mr. Bryan's direction.
"I do not believe either party has
made a canvass which would warrant
a conclusion as to the probable result
of the election," he said. "It is sev
eral weeks before the election, and
campaigns run more or less in waves.
There is a drift a very decided drift
in favor of the Democrats, which
justifies the hope that Bryan will be
elected. Political -conditions seem
much as they were in '92."
"Is it your opinion that the Gold
Democrats are generally supporting
the ticket?" was asked.
"The men who are politicians, or
naturally partymen, and the moder
ate men that is, those of moderate
wealth are back in the party sup
porting the ticket. The smaller num
ber of men Of great wealth who are
at the head of some great corpora
tions and moneyed institutions are
not generally coming to the support
of Mr. Bryan. The men of moderate
fortune, the middle class of business
men and those who want to get back
into their party are going to give the
ticket their support"
"How about the situation in) New
- "I cannot speak from personal
knowledge as to New York. The men
who are managing politics for the
Democrats in that State say that they
are going to carry it. , They are sin cerely
confident. They believe they
are going to succeed. The Democratic
managers generally feel confidence in
the general situation and believe that
Mr. Bryan is going to be elected. The
drift is strongly in that direction. "
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