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THE OPEN DOOR.-. v
Some of our Southern cotton.man-v
ufacturers, among them a number
from this State, are becoming ap
prehensive that since Russia has an
nexed a large part of Northern
China they will be 'in danger of
losing their trade in that section
and are petitioning this Government
to use its efforts to maintain the
"open door" in China. The open
door is all right, but how is this
Government going to maintain it if
other Governments do not want it?
They will want it only if they
think it is the best thing for them.
While they were all oh the grab and
" making common cause against the
Chinaman they manifested a dispo
sition to favor the open door, but
that was Bimply to allay the sus
picions and fears that one was work
ing and scheming to take advantage
of - another, bnt when each - has
played its game and gobbled up as
much Chinese territory as it can
I then it will proceed to shape its
trade policy to suit itself and con
tribute, as it believes, most to its
own interests. L
The territory that Russia has
seized and in which her soldiers
have since been indiscriminately
murdering the native inhabitants,
embraces about 300,000 square miles,
- much of which is densely populated.
Tho climate in Winter is cold, and
- there our cotton manufacturers sold
a large part if not most of the goods
which they shipped to China. They
may well be apprehensive of losing
much of that trade, for there is lit
tle doubt that Russia will so -discriminate
in favor of her own manu
facturers as to give them the inside
track and the advantage in that
Germany will do the same in the
territory which she grabs, and so
will France and Japan, in whatever
"spheres of influence" they may
have or may acquire, so that it is not
only in northern China but in China
generally that the, open door is
But why should Russia or Ger
many or any other of the land
grabbing nations favor the open door
policy in China as a matter of ac
commodation to this country, when
their interests would be promoted
by a different policy? And if they
adopted a policy that would dis-
nriminntA in favor of their own
people with what consistency could
we object to that? Don't we with
our protective tariff policy discrim
inate against every nation under the
sun, and won't we, if we succeed, in
our expansion programme carry that
same policy of discrimination to tne
Philippines, and to Porto Rico?
Russia has some Bort of a prohibitive
tariff, and Germany has one built on
the same idea that ours is. Why
shouldn't they carry , out that same
policy in their acquired territory,
- one of the objects in the acquiring
of which was to extend their trade
and make a better market for their
For some years Russia has been
giving much attention to the manu
facture of cotton and has been en
couraging the building of mills,
which have increased rapidly within
i the past few years
"rate of increase it will not be many
years before there are mills enough
to supply the Russian demand for
cotton goods. To make these mills
independent of other countries for
theit raw material, tho Government
has been encouraging and stimulat
ing the culture of cotton , in South-
ern Siberia, where enough is now
grown to supply about one-fourth of
the requirements of the Russian
mills. ' ; . , , .
The Russians are not loud talkers,
they are not much- on parade and
trumpet blowing, but they are good
workers, silent workers. They nave
been building cotton mills ' right
along and saying Lathing about it,
just as they began and had; the
f trans-Siberian railway about half
J Imilt before it was discovered what
they were doing. There are bout
130,000,000 of these people now; in
dustrious, quiet, persevering, .' per
sistent, systematic workers, and they
have turned ' their attention to the
building of factories with the same
energy and determination that .they
did to the buildfii of railroads and
opening up that immense wilderness.
Siberia, which is now being peopled I !
systematically i rom'the surplus pop
ulation of the more densely inhabit
ed districts of the.empire. These are
the; people, the. American;, cot
ten manufacturer will have to con
tend against in trade in Northern
China, and they will have the ad
vantage - of the American when
they" get their manufacturing
system established because they
have rail transportation;; while
the American will have to ship his
goods across seven thousand miles
of ocean. Our opinion is, judging
from .the characteristics of the Rus
sian and : the industry and system
with which -he works, that he will
finally get possession of the trade of
northern China, open door or ', no
: Of course it will be the part of,
wisdom for this Government to work
for and do all it-can -to maintain the
open door in China and to seek the
co-operation of other Governments
to ensure ' it, but in the event of
failure to secure the co-operation of
other Governments what can this
Government do about it if any one
of them, Russia or any other, de
cides to shut the door, so to speak,
and .keep the American cotton
manufacturer or trader out? If
they decide to pursue their own
course, how can we prevent
it? Not by retaliatory legisla
tion, ; for we already dis
criminate agains exporters of other
countries in favor of our own manu
facturers, so there is no weapon for
us in that, and we can't fight about
it for that would not be sufficient
provocation - for a - fight, and if it
were the fighting . would cost more
than could be made out of the trade
fought for. Q )
i But China is a pretty big country,
there are about 400,000,000 of people
there, and whatever Russia may do
there will still be open doors enough
to give the American manufacturer
a pretty large market for his goods,
provided he hustles and gets his
prices down a notch or two below
his European competitors. In the
meantime he should be giving his at
tention to securing trade with the
millions of people South of us on this
hfimisTvhere. and not permit Euro
peans to dominate that as they have
WHY PERPETUATE ITt
WILMINGTON, N. C, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 1900.
PETITION IN BANKRUPTCY.
THE COLOR IDTE IN HAWAII.
; It seems that they had a color line
election in Hawaii, and that the
copper colored chaps got away with
the white fellows, elected their man
as a delegate to Congress and cap
tured a majority of the House of
Representatives, and one-half sA the
Senate, which puts the Brownies in
the saddle, and promises a lively,
time for the ruling regime.
, This is interesting, as it shows the
feeling between the natives and the
fellows who captured the Govern-
meut, bounced the dusfcry yneen
and succeeded in having the islands
annexed. It is a disappoinment to
the ruling regime, which thought
they had the suffrage laws so fixed
that they would be sure of holding
their grip, but they miscalculated
that somehow, and they will there
fere ask to have some more doctor
ing of the suffrage law, as is indi
cated by the following, clipped Drom
a press dispatch, giving the result
of the election: v
"It is likely, as a result of the elec
tion, that Congress will be asked to
establish gome limitation; upon the
voting privilege. Many of the whites
I nvonertr Qualification for
. t! that: In VfttlBl
a .jmnin Rnior line many of tne
mt nLMls.t-f.!.: .n ' v .
xne xrnuaaeipnia jrress is a pro
tection organ, which believes in pro
tection . for -protection's sake, and
publishes the following as a vindica
tion of the wisdom of the protective
1 "Exports of if on and steel in the
mine months ending with September
to the amount of $97,813,060 tell their
own story'of American supremacy, ex
pansion and low prices due to protec
tion. These exports are $21,000,000
larger than in 1899 for the same
months and $38,000,000 more than in
the last nine months of 1898. Of the
total iron and steel product this vear
probably a fifth is sold abroad because
the prices here, undersell those; elsa
where. X But, as American quotations are in
dollars and English in pounds, few
Americans appreciate how -much
cheaper quotations on iron and steel
are here than in - Great Britain.- The
fall in prices here has brought our
quotations to a level : where the differ
ence far outweighs theucost of ship
ping iron and steel products to Great
Britain itself. The London Iron and
Coal Trade Review makes the follow
ing comparison, reduced on the basis
of $5 to the , giving, as it says, "a
few items based on current prices."
5 Great Britain. U. S. Dif.
Foundry iron ..$17 $15 $ 2
Rails 35 26 9
Merchant bars....... 50 30 20
' "This comparison rests on the lowest
quotations in September and October,
lower than those now; but the rise has
been small, and it still remains true
that, as the London paper says, 'When
British prices of to-day are compared
with the prices quoted on the other
side of the Atlantic the marvel appears
to be that the British manufacturers
can do any business at all.'"
"Protection has been steadily de
fended in the Philadelphia Press on
the ground that in the end it would
enable the United States to undersell
the world. This result has come. From
the secure vantage ground of a home
market, which the present tariff is
needed to protect and maintain, tne
United States is wrenching and rack
ing the world's industrial system. Ger
man iron shares have come down with
a run and for days in June last and
later Berlin was on the edge of a panic.
Sweedenand Norway are in an in
dustrial crisis. English iron estab
lishments are drawing near a like
; If prices advance in this country
this healthy overflow will cease and
congestion come. If quotations re
main at the present level wis great
export trade will remain in the hands
of the United States..,
; Conceding the statement of facts
and figures herein made, and con
ceding also for sake of argument
the assumption that all this success
in building up foreign markets for
our iron and iron, manufactures,
which would apply equally to other
exported manufactures, it may be
asked where is the need of or justi
fication in perpetuating this high
protection when it has accomplished
its purpose and when the only, ef
fect will be to enable the protected
interests to levy extortionate tribute
on home purchasers of their manu
factures? That they do not need
protection against the 'oheap labor"
of other countries is Bhown by the
fact that our manufacturers ship to
other countries and undersell their
competitors who employ this "cheap
RUSSELL & GORE.
CHARLES W. McCLAMMY.
North Carolina's Governor Will
t Return to Wilmington to
Practice Law. J
WeU Known CUUea Passed Away Shortly
; After Use Yesterday Faneral
' " This Afternoon.
A " COPARTNERSHIP FORMED.
After January 1st D. L Russell nnd Jno.
j H. Core, it., EsqCWitt Be Asso-
clsted in a Strong Legal Firm.
1 ':l ";, Offices In Allen Baildlog.
" " .- .v.
t Public announcement ' was made
yesterday of " the , formation ; of a co
partnership for the practice of law be
tween Jno. H. Gore. Jr., Esq., of this
city, and Governor Daniel L. Russell, of
Raleigh, who upon his retirement from
the gubernatorial; chair will return to
Wilmington and resume the practice
of his profession here. j";'
The style of the new firm will be
Russell & Goie and the oo-partnership
Will be effective after January - 1st
The firm will occupy offices in the
Allen building oa Princess street and
will be one of the strongest in the
State. Mr. Gore, although a young
man, is already in the front rank of
c-vil lawyers in the State and already
commands alarge and growing practice
covering an extensive area in this sec
tion of North Carolina.
' The ability of Governor Russell as a
civil and criminal lawyer is . also un
questionably strong. The governor is
having buiit for himself a Summer
home across the river and it is pre
sumed that he will reside there, being
only a short distance from the city.
LARCENY BY TRICK.
A Negro's Scheme to Make Money Easily
' dot Him Into Trouble.
Louis Williams, alias Louis Cowan,
colored, was tried before Justice J. J.
Fowler yesterday tor larceny by trick,
and in default of a $100 bond was com
mitted to jail to await trial at Crimi
nal Court. From the evidence intro
duced it seems that Williams met up
with an old colored man in Brooklyn
and told him that he had discovered a
scheme by which ho could make
money. He took a small tin box, half
filled it with sand and dropped some
thing in it which he led the old man
to believe was a dollar. Williams then
told the unsuspecting darkey to drop
a dollar in. it, but he had only fifty
cents, but gave that to him. The box
was tied up securely and Williams
told the old man's wife not to open it
until he came back. " But they soon
grew suspicious, and opening the box
found a piece of bark in it, and no
money. Williams had put the money
in his pocket. He was arrested on a
warrant and his trial resulted as al
; Mr. Charles W. McClammy, a well
known and highly esteemed citizen of
Wilmington and in his day one of the
ieading contractors of the city, died at
12.05 o'clock yesterday afternoon at
his home, No. 620 South Front street,
after an illness which lasted since July
of the present year. For the past two
years he had been quite unwellat
times but not until the last four or five
months had he been confined tdV his
room. Through all his extendedjsuf
fering he bore up well and endured his
trials with patience and great fcrti
I Deceased was horn in OqbIow
county on March 1st, 1837, and was
consequently in the 64th year of his
age:: He was a son. of the late Elijah
and Rosa McClammy and came with
his parents to live at Wilmington
when he was'but six years old. In
early life he became an apprentice to
a Mr. Loring, who conducted a print
ing business here at the time, but later
upon the death of his father went to
work with the late J. L Keen, a brick
mason and contractor; serving under
him until he had learned his trade. "'
; It was about this time that the great
Civil War was entered upon and Mr.
McClammy responded nobly to the call
for volunteers, enlisting as a member
of Company F, Third North Carolina
Regiment, which was commanded by
Capt W. M. Parsley. . He went into
the company as color bearer and after
serving until March 23rd, 1863, he was
made a second lieutenant which posi
tion he held with conspicuous bravery
until captured with many other Wil
mington soldiers at Spottsylvania, va.,
May 12th, 1864.
At the termination of the war Mr.
McClammy resumed .his work here as
a brickmason and contractor and con
tinued at his calling until about five
years later, when he engaged in the
naval stores business at Orton. ' He
continued in the business until about
five years ago, when he was forced to
retire on account of his health.
Mr. McClammy was married on De
cember 25th, 1867, to Miss Adelaide
Price, of WUmington, and she with
two children survive him. Tee children
are Mr. R.P. McClammy, proprietor
of the Evening Dispatch, and Mrs. J.
R. Kennedy, both of this city.
Deceased was a charter member of
Carolina Lodge, No. 484, Knights of
Honor, a member of Cherokee Tribe,
No. 9, L O. R M., which will attend
the funeral in a body, as will be seen
by a notice elsewhere in these columns.
He was also a member of Cape Fear
Camp! No. 254, United Confederate
Veterans, and his devotion to its prin
ciples were marked.
COTTON AND NAVAL STORES.
HOT IV FAVOR OF IT
A Washington dispatch published
yesterday says President McKinley
will oppose the movement to reduce
Southern representation in Congress
and in the electoral college, because
he is averse to reviving sectional
strife which would be the inevitable
result of such a movement, in addi
tion to which he feels that it might
I embarrass his administration in deal-
;n ;! t.ha nnffraca Question in the I Aa with nuch a brieht future, should
aua mm a x - . -
i Philippines. He thinks and wisely he cut awn h--ativand
find comfort in the
'He doeth all things
; FL'NHIAL AT KINST0N, N. C.
Rrnther of Ron. Oeorce Rouatree, of W1I
miogton, Burled There Thursday.
Kinston Free Press, 16th.
The burial of the remains of Mr.
Robert H Rountree, Jr., took place at
the cemetery yesterday evening at 5
o'clock. The Odd Fellows, of whom
he was a member, together with a
number of citizens, met the body at
the train and followed it to the ceme
tery. Rev. W. G. Johnston conducted
fh fnnAr&l services.
Mr. Rountree died suddenly of acute
pneumonia. He was 33 years of age.
His father, Mr. Ii. H. Rountree, and
Mr. Jack Rountree, of Brooklyn,N.Y.,
and Mr. Geo. Rountree, of Wilming
ton, came to attend the funeral.
It is sad that one just in the prime of
life, a specimen of fine young man-
ntivM have shown themselves
for universal suffrage." I j
They Jiave some sort of qualified
suffrage there now based on me
ability to read and .write, 'the pro
perty qualification, as originally pro
posed, baving been struck out. But
even with the reading and writing
requirement the Brownies are strong
enough to outvote the other fellows;
They, according to the white men
who have been running the business
since the Queen was dethroned, have
"shown their unfitness for universal
At the present suffrage" because they voted on the
aaIav na Ann tn are lore luvt auu-ow
be ruled out by a property-qualification
in addition to the qualification
already existing. In view of the
howling over restricted suffrage in
the South H will -be interesting to
see' how Congress will tackle .this
proposition when it comes up.
But talking about the color line
we have it here, and will have it in
our new acquisitions. If it isnt
drawn by the white man it will be
drawn by the brown, the yellow or
the black man, and that's all there
is to it. ,J" ' "r-' v
that the Republican party has about
as big a job on its hands now as it
can manage without taking on new
He is opposed to it also for politi
cal reasons as it might prove an ob
stacle in the way of building up that
white Republican party which he
and other leading Republicans have
been led to believe is in process of
This accords with the views we
have expressed in commenting upon
this movement. Aside from politi
cal or other considerations it is hard
ly likely that the President would
favor thus making war upon the
South, for he is naturally conserva
tive, has a friendly feeling for the
South, and it would pdt him inlap
inconsistent and contradictory atti
tude after the broad-viewed non-sec-
tinrtal sneeches he has delivered in
the South and in other parts of the
country, and his oft-repeated ex
pressions of gratification at the dis
appearance of sectional lines "and
thorough unification of the sections.
The extremists in the party will
hardly array themselves against the
President; and if they do, they will
not have followers enough to suc
ceed in their efforts.
death, but the
TUQ J0SIB SOLD.
She Will Be Used by the Pee Dee Lumber
Company In South Carolina.
Tapers were filed at the Custom
House yesterday transferring irom
Capt J. M. Ipock and Andrew Blair,
of Wilmington, to the Pee Dee Lum
ber Company, of Pee Dee, S. C, the
little tug Jbste, of 5 tons net register,
which has been used for several years
herein towing rafts for the various
lumber mills in the city.
She will be taken around to George
town and up the Pee Dee river to her
new owners by Capt. be. J. Peoples on
The little tug was built at soutn
Creek, N. C, in 1886 and is 40 feet
long and ten tons gross register. She
will be used by her new owners in
Ordered to Manila.
Dr. Shores.assistant surgeon at Fort
Caswell, has received orders from, the
War Department transferring him to
Manila. Dr. Shores has been at Fort
Caswell about two years and will
leave for his distant station in a few
days. It is presumed that he will be
succeeded by Acting Assistant Sur
geon James H. Hepburn, who has
been relieved of duty at the general
hospial,:Fort Bayard, and orderea to
Comparative Statement of Receipts at the
: Port of Wilmington Quotations.
The following statement of the re
ceipts of cotton and naval stores at the
port of Wilmington for the week and
part crop lyear with those of the cor
responding periods last year, was posted
yesterday at the Produce Exchange:
Week ending Nov. 16th, 1900 Cot
ton, 8,288 bales; spirits, 437 casks;
rosin, 1,202 barrels; tar, 844 barrels;
crude, 362 barrels.
Week endjna Nov. 16 th, 1899 Cot
ton. 11,893 balds; spirits, 399 casks;
rosin. 5.816 barrels ; tar. 1,001 barrels ;
crude, 293 barrels.
Crop year to Nov. 16th, 1900 Cot
ton, 164,186 bales; spirits, 20,112 casks;
rosin, 75,242 barrels; tar, 26,186 bar
rels, crude, 14,849 barrels.
Crop year to Nov. 16th, 1899 Cot
ton,'153,214 bales; spirits, 23,649 casks-,
rosin, 93,235 barrels; tar, 36,753 bar
rels ; crude, 8,455 barrels.
The local cotton market yesterday
was quoted at an advance of an eighth
by the Exchange. The closing prices
were upon a basis of 9i cents for mid
dling with receipts of only 788 bales
against 929 on the same day last year.
Laurinburg News'. . On Mon
day eVening Mrs. J. H. Mcllwinen,
of Gibson, died after an illness of
about two weeks, w ; v t.a
Sanford Express', According to
the election returns, about all the
Populists in1 this county voted for
McKinley instead of JJryan. There is
now no Populist party in Moore
county. All that didn't return to the
Democratic party before' the late elec
tiott are now full fledged Republicans.
Wilson Times: One of the finest
crops of tobacco we have yet heard
from was raised this year in Johnston
county by a Wilson man. ' He planted
twenty five acres' and made over 1,000
nminda tc the acre, and the other day
he sold the whole crop in the barn for
15 cents per pound. This means very
nearly $4,000. f
i Newbern Journal'. C. E. Pal
mer, a colored citizen well known and
prominent among his race, died at his
home in thia city early Friday morn
ing. For several years O. E. Palmer
was! superintendent of . the colored
graded school, and was forced On ac
count Of JU health to give up the
work.:-"---'--- "; "
! Stanly Enterprise-. "Uncle
Dase" Furr, who has been living In
Northwest Albemarle for for some
time with Mr. Wiley Furr has been
mentally unbalanced for quite awhile.
He was missed from home a fer days
ago and was found near Lowders
mine, sitting placidly on a log, where
he had evidently been for two days
Raleigh News and . Observer:
Last 'night (Thursday),' Enoch Arm
ntrrtTiIr. colored, was killed east of the
Atlantic Hotel by the Atlantic and
Nnrth Harolina mail train while it wa!
backing down to the depot It is sup
posed to board the train and being
under the influence of liquor lost his
footing and fell on the track. The
train ut him in two. He ' was from
Baltimore, and was a sailor on the
Raleigh Post: The will of the
late Dr. T. D. Martin was probated
Wednesday. The bulk of the estate,
which is valued at $14,000, is given to
the cause of education.- St. Mary's,
the Episcopal school for young women
in this city, receives $4,000, and the
University of North Carolina will re
ceive the handsome sum of $7,000. The
oat&lA in hftld in trust OUrUS WO 11IO
of Mrs. Martin, who receives a gift of
$1,000 outright and the income of the
estate. About $3,500 is bequeathed to
relatives and friends.
Laurinburg Exchange: Farmers
are very much dissatisfied with the
marked decline in the price of cotton
seed. They charge combination on
the part of the mills, and declare that
seed are worth more as fertilizer than
the present market price. One-,
half' of the new machinery in the
Scotland mill annex is now running,
and by Saturday the entire 10,000
swindles will be in operation. This
mill Vms been in operation since Feb
ruary last and has doubled its plant
without additional capital.
Maxton Scottish Chief: Charlie
Allen, a Croatan, and husband of the
noted Roady Lowrey, was shot near
Pates, this county, Sunday morning
by Roady's grandson, a boy about 12
years old, who lives with his grand
- mother. There was plenty ot corn
iuice on band and Allen was under
thA influence of the stuff and Decai
oti cm taH in a. auarrel and finally in a
Qln House, Twentyflve Bales Cotton and j gt with his wife about domestic af
fairs, wnen me uoy cams w u
H. Li Fennell Closes His Baslness for
the Benefit of Creditors Lis- l
bllltles and Assets. . :
. Mr. Hardy L. Fennell,"one of the
best known of Wilmington's business
men and familiarly known to the trade
as "The Horse Milliner," being an ex
tensive dealer in harness, saddlery,
trunks, valises, road vehicles,- etc.,
yesterday afternoon, . through his at
torney, Herbert McClammy,"; Esq ,
filed a petition in voluntary bank
ruptcy in. the United States Court
here. The liabilities are named in the
instrument at $16,744.00 and the
assets, after deducting the homestead
exemption of $1,500, are placed at
None of the creditors are due large
amounts, Mr. Owen Fennell being the
largest in the sum of atout $9,000 for
borrowed money and interest on same.
The summary of assets and liabilities
named in the instrument are-' as fol
lows: "' "" " . y ' r
: Liabilities Taxes, $57.95; wages,
$8L91; unsecured claims, $14,604.14;
accommodation paper, $2,000. Total
Assets Real estate, $800; cash on
hand, $20.95; bills, promissory notes
and securities, $36; stock in trade,
$7,000: household goods, $50; books,
pictures, etc., $300; horses, cows, etc.,
$100; carriages and other vehicles, $50;
debts due on open accounts, $2,311.88;
deposits of money, $1.24; property in
reversion, remainder, trust,etc., $.1,500.
TotaL $10,819.57; less $1,500 home
stead exemption, $9,319.57.-
The numerous friends of Mr. Fen
nell will regret to hear of his business
reverses and will hope for him such a
settlement as will enable him to begin
business again very soon.
EZRA TART'S DISAPPEARANCE.
Hope Mill's Train Wrecker Still at Large.
His Probable Suicide.
FayetteviUe Observer, Uth
Deputy Sheriff Monaghan, repre
senting Cumberland county, had a
force of men at work yesterday drag
ging Big Rockfish for. the purpose of
ascertaining whether or not young
Ezra Tart, who placed the spike on the
track near Hope Mills that wrecked
passenger train No. 78, and killed en
crinnor Mcftowan and iniured several
others, had carried out his threat and
thrown himself in the pond. The
waters were searched from one end to
the other and several sticks of dyna
mite were used, but no trace of . the
missing man was found.
His complete disappearance umj
tery, as he - is well known and could
easily be picked out from the descrip
tions of him being circulated, and de
spite the factof arewardof $500 offered
by the Atlantic uoasi Line.
FIRE AT MULLINS, S. C.
BARGE MARIA DOLORES CHARTERED.
It is said there are, documents in
the archives at Peltin which prove
that the Chinese discovered this
country about a thousand yqars be
fore C. Columbus : did. We don't
doubt it.j Some of our. ueiuo; an
cestors who were aeaiarwg; u
took a trip oyer here several hun
dred yeara before Columbus, and so
did some Norsemen ana prounwj
other adventurous chaps, but the
trouble is they didn't stake out
claims and hold them. , , -
Some fellow who has lots of apare
fiWiA hfts'fiirured out that the average
oak tree has 700,000 leaves and lifts proceed to Fort CaawelL
;n five months that it is in leaf f m
19.3 tona of water, which - it spurts
4.T.A ; .nrTiorh its leaVCS. AS
lubv Due au v -
we haven't time to figure it out we
will not dispute this.
The State of Pennsylvania is giv
ing some attention to forest preser
vation. Within- the past twelve
months she has purchased more
800,000 acres to be used as j
Monitor "Nantuoket" Sold.
The old single-turreted monitor
Nant ticket, built during the civil war,
and used during the Spanish-American
war br the North Carolina Naval
Brigade, has been sold by the Navy
Danartment to Thomas Buttler & Co.
of Boston, Mass., for $13,111.
The Nantucket - is 200 feet long and
has a net ton register or .juk
breadth is 46 feet and she was built in
Boston, Mass., in 1862.
She Will Bring Fruit from Barscoa to a
Charleston Firm. . "
The barge Maria Dolores has been
chartered from the Virginia-Carolina
Chemical Company, its owner, by
Messrs. Henry Bayer & Son, of
Charleston, to bring fruit from Bara
coa to that city and has already left for
that port in tow of the tug Protector,
Capt James J. Igoe. Capt Frank N.
Bonneau is in charge of the Maria
Dolores. He is an able and experi
enced commander, and, although, a
veteran of three wars, he is hale, hearty
and active. Capt Igoe is a young
man, yetfae has had considerable ex
perience and is careful and capable.
Both the barge and the tug belong to
the Virginia Carolina Chemical Com- j
Married ia Virginia.
Mr. W. H. Mayo and bride arrived
yesterday from Norfolk, where they
were married Wednesday at St Paul's
Roman Catholic Church. Mr. Mayo
was formerly Of Wilmington, but is
now an engineer in the ACL. yards
at Columbia. Mrs. Mayo was mass
Bailie Walton, of Suffolk, Va. They
are visiting the groom's parents, Mr.
and Mrs. W. E. Mayo, of this city.
Other Property Destroyed.
Special Star Telegram.'
Mumira, S. C, November 17. This
morning about 8 o'clock the gin house
of Mr. B. G. Smith waa discovered to
be on fire, caused from a hot box some
where near the press. The gin house,
seed house, about twenty-five bales of
cotton and a large quantity of lumber
V a km.r
were .burnea, causing a loss ui awi
$8,000, with no insurance. By hard
work the engine and mill house were
saved. At one time it seemed tne ni
would burn several dwellings nearby.
Died of Burns -Received.
Undertaker Walter E. Yopp yester
day sent to Masonboro Sound a coffin
for the burial of a young girl agea
about 14 years and- named Peadnck,
who died as the result of burns re
ceived in an accident a few days ago.
Particulars of the death could not be
NEW NAVAL OUN.
Ahead of Any So Far Made in This Coun
try or Abroad. .
By Telegraph to the Morning Star.
Washdjotoit, Nov. 17. The tests of
the new 12-inch- naval gun within the
last three days" have resulted in some
mmarVairie nerformances. entitling
the aim to rank ahead of the twelve-
inchlguns thus far made in this coun
try o abroad. With a charge of 360
pounds of smokeless powder, the gun
gave a muzzle velocity of 2,854 feet
Professor Alger, the naval expert says
this is the hisghest ever attained by a
12-inch gun, the record thus far rang
ino tmm 2 koo to 2.600 feet With an
850 pound steel tipped projectile the
big gun would pierce any armor ever
made. It is the first of forty guns
which will go on the new battleships
and armored cruisers.
VERDICT NOT GUILTY.
Daughters of the Confederacy.
A press dispatch to the J3tab last
night frdm Montgomery, Ala., announ
ces that the annual convention 01 tne
United Daughters of the Confederacy
selected Wilmington, N. C., as the
place for the , next annual meeting.
The old officers were re-elected, in
eluding Miss Mary F. Meares, of this
city, corresponding secretary.
Bratton Brothers Acquitted of Murder of
Wm. Brown at Rock Hill, S. C.
By Telegraph to the Homing Star.
Yobkvtlle, a C, November 17.
Paul R. , Bratton and John S. Bratton
were acquitted here to day of the
charge of murder of William Brown,
an ttagiisnman, at hock run, on Sep
tember 13th. The CWO Drotnera uruve
to Brown's house and one of them,
securing admittance, shot Brown dead
as he lay in bed beside ma wue. xu-
day John S. isranon aominea tne
whole responsibility tor tne biubk.
Mrs. Bratton, who was wanted as a
witness for the defence, had fled. The
jury, after deliberating an hour and a
nail, returned a vermes ui uui -iuijr.
f . .-
Two freight trains ran together on
the main line of the Savannah,Florida
and Western railroad, ; near Elberton,
Ga., and caused a bad wreck, xne
fireman on one ensrine. a negro named
i Floyd, was instantly killed. No others
were seriously nun. ; .
Governor Candler, of Georgia, last
i night issued a call for a national mari
time congress, at Brans wick, uh.,
mother's rescue with a gun, emptying
its contents in Allen's face. The
wounds are serious, but not necessa
Monroe Journal: Mr. Frank
Crook's house was robbed one evening
last week of about $150. Mr. Crook
was away from home at the time of
robbery. A negro charged with the
crime is in jail. Thestoreof J;
E. Black & Co. and the postoffiee at
Matthews, were robbed Saturday
night The work was evidently that
of professionals. The safes in both
the postoffiee and the store were blown
open with dynamite. About four
hundred aouars was taaeu irom cwu
place. There is no clue to the theives.
Shortly after tne roDoery was un
covered, Sunday morning, blood
hounds were procured and put on the
cold trail. They could follow it no
futher than the depot where the safe
blowers probably boarded an east
FayetteviUe Observer: The
little, one-year-old child of George
Newell, living over Massey's Hill,
was burned to death yesterday. It
was leit in a room wnu an open uro
by itself, and in playing fell in the
fire and was burned to death. This
is the third case of the kind in this
vicinity within two weeks. : Last week
the Maynor child was burned to death
in Lutterloh alley, and week before
that a colored child was burned to
death in Campbellton by: falling in
the fire. Melissa Clegg, a negro
girl just fifteen years of age, was
placed in Cumberland county jail
vesterdav afternoon, charged with
the murder of her two-year old son.
stopped at a well in Black River
township to water nis norse anu dis
covered the body of a child in 'the
welL He reported the matter to the
constable and the arrest of the Clegg
girl soon followed.. She at once broke
down and confessed.' She said that
two weeks ago her mother beat ner and
ran her away from home, and that she
had since been staying with two women
near Dunn, at whose house she was
arrested. On Saturday she told the
women she was going to give the child
away. Tne cniid was asieep ana sne
picked it up and went to the well and
threw it in. ttne stayea at tne weu,
listening to the appealing screams of
the child, and did not leave until the
little voice was finally hushed by the
waters. There was seven feet of water
in the well and it is ten feet from the
water's surface to the mouth. The
woman talks very coolly about the
affair and without any feeling what
ever. She is very near to a brute.
The Lynching at Linton, Col.-No Inquest.
No Prosecutions Ukely-Movement
to Relnstste Capital Punishment
' Br Telegraph to the Morning Star.
- Limon, Colo . , Nov. 17. It is un
likely an inqeust will be held over the
remains of Preston Porter, Jr., the '
self-confessed murderer of Louise
l I VmaL who was burned at the stake by '
a mob at Lake Station last night In
fact, the coroner can -find no remains
upon which to hold an inquest a
: A few men remained late last night
at the spot out on the prairie where the
murder was committed and avenged : -and
renewed the fire again and again, ,
until every vestige- of the negro was
consumed. The rail to which Porter
was bound will be left standing.
About ;700 1 people witnessed ' the
lynching,- No women were there, but" ...
many of them went to the scene be
fore the fire was lighted and remained v
while the nego was led from carriage
to carriage for inspection. . Their vote
was a unit for burning.
! ; : No Prosecutions.
Dehvkr, Col., November 17.7-N0-measures
have been considered with a -view
of prosecuting any members of -the
mob that burned Porter, and it is
unlikely that any will be taken. Gov
ernor Thomas refuses to express an .
opinion in regard to the affair. ' w
District Attorney McAllister, or the -judicial
district in which - Lincoln ,
county is a part said that prosecution
of the leaders would be utterly futile, -owing
to public sentiment: He eon-.-demned
the - removal of Porter to
Lincoln. r ; ' . ' .
Clergymen of this city unanimously
deprecate the method pursued in the
lynching, but some of them say the
negro should have been hanged or shot .
To Reinstate Capital Punishment.
A movemento reinstate capital
punishment infcejtatutes of Colo
rado nas receiveuiw lmpofcUB iium
murder of LouisdFrVst and the lynch
ing. A bill with this object in view is
now being drawn and its advocates, it
is said, will make an aggressive fight
for its enactment at the coming session
of the Legislature. Criminal assault
probably will be made a capital crime.
Preston Porter and Arthur porter,,
father and brother, respectively, of the
murderer, were released from the jau
to day. They intend to return to their
home at Lawrence, Kansas.
Denver, Col. , November 17.
"Well, no other parents will suffer
from tbat brute's crimes." These were
the words of Mrs. Frost to day when
asked for an expression on tne punisn
ment of the negro who confessed that
be was the murderer of her child.
"Of course I was not consulted as
to the punishment to be meted out and
I did not know what fate awaited
him," she continued. "I did not care,
inat an h was removed from the face
of the earth. Nothing can atone for
the death of my baby, and I did -not
have the feeling of revenge
which so many people said I ,
ought to possess. My one thought
was to save others the pain we suf
farad.' .Whatever was done with that
brute was right, no matter what Cer
tainly he did not suffer what Louise
did and she was innocent, while he
was guilty. Perhaps I would have
some pity were I not her mother. No
one but a parent of an outraged and
murdered child can know just how I
The murdered child's father, Robt
W. Frost, returned to Denver to day .
from the scene of the lynching. .
"A great load has been lifted off
us," said he, "and as . for me, I don't
care who condemns me for starting the.
blaze. No other father will have to do
what 1 did on account of that nigger,
and as I said before if the brute had
been lynched for this first offence in ,
DaDy wouia ne uve w ujr ,
eafia wouiu um '-w ken. '
Mass Meeting Called. .
Denver, Col., November 17. A
mass meeting has been called for to- :
morrow afternoon at the First Baptist
Ohurch, to protest against the work of
the Limon mob and to discuss the
tmestion of a restoration 01 capinu
punishment Governor. Thomas
promised to address the meeting.
CRUSADE AGAINST VICE.
Movement in New York by Tammany Hall. '
Croker Sails lor England.
By Telegraph to U Morning Btar.
New Yoek, November 17.-rRfchard
Croker sailed for England to-day on.
the steamer Lucania. At the. Demo
cratic Club, before starting for the
steamship pier, Mr. Croker said: . ,
"This movement by Tammany
against vice means business. We have '
taVen nn the flcht to purify the city in v
earnest and we propose to carry it to a ,
successful issue' ' "
"Have you any parting instructions
to give the committee of five in the :
matter of the vice crusade t" Mr.Croker .
was then asked. , iurn.
"Only this," he answered. ."This .
Slan was formed two months ago. We
id not put it into, execution before .
the election because we feared the '
people would misconstrue the motives :
which actuated the plan for the better- ,-
ment of the city." . ' .
! Chief Devery was asked at tne pouce
headquarters to-day if he had read the :
letter sent by Bishop Potter to Mayor
VanWyck, calling attention to an al
leged laxness in the police department'
HArenlied: "I have nothing to say
iWB jwiruiu wu. I : " tn that
Mr, Monroe .Godwin
in Black Kiver I . -rrm- j
when asked 11 tne mveaugauuua wu
resultant complaints made by the Tarn- ,
many committee of five in the search
after vice would be treated in the aus- ,
VICTIMS OF THE FLOOD.
Over a Hundred Dead Bodies Found la a "
Swamp Near Qatyestoa.
- - BvTelegnwh to tts Morning Btar.
i Galvkstoit, Tkxas, Nov. 17. The
United States surveying corps to-day -found
over one hundred dead bodies
irt a awomn int xmt of the dtV. On
the island where they had been left by
the storm of September 6th. Tneun. :
buried dead were in an out of the way 4
place neare the county road and had , ,
not been discovered by the burying
parties sent out after the storm. '
ROBBERY AND MURDER.
Aa Old Man Found Dead ia His House,
; Near Newton, N. C.
By Telegraph to the Morning star.
Chaelotte, N. C, November 17.
Attracted by an odor which emanated
from the home of Levi Travis, an old
man who lived alone near Newton,
neighbors broke open the door and
found that the old man had been mur
dered several days ago. ; His body was
found on the bed with the covers care
fully "tucked in" all aitrand it The
covers being removed it was.: found
that Travis' head had been battered in
with a heavy weapon, ' The body waa
badly decomposed. He had been .too-,
bed of $50, which he was known to
have had in his house..; . .
Hon. W. F. Mattox Shot aad KCled by His
' , Soa-in-Law, J. B. Jones.'
By Telegraph to the Moirnlng Star.
'Elbketok, Ga.,- November 17. At
Herdmont, twelve miles below Elber
ton, this afternoon, Hon. W. F. Mat- :
tox was shot and killed by his son -in .
law, J. B. Jones, Jr. r No particulars
have been obtained except tnat mey ;
were shooting at each other.. Col.
Mattox was about 67 Tears of age and ;
has long been one of the most promi
nent men in his section 01 tne state. -
'Simon Josephsen.' dealer in cloth '
ing, Macon; Ga., filed a petition in "
bankruptcy. ; - He : puts his liabilities
att6a,000;teseta, $50,000. v. ; V ; . ;