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GOVERNMENT BY TRUSTS.
Wm. J. Bryan has an article in
the December number of the North
American Review giving his views of
the causes which gave the Republi
can party its success at the last elec
tion, a success which far exceeded
the expectations . of most of the
leaders. He attributes it to the
war feeling, the cautious conserv
atism or fear of - change when the
condition of the country was fairly
prosperous, the ' Trusts - and" other
combinations, and the practically
unlimited campaign fund which the
party managers . had at their dis
posal. Theie were other factora,
but these were the principal ones. -'He
illustrates " the cautious con
servatism by noting the fact that
the Democratic party gained in the
East and in the- cities, and lost in
the West and in the country,' the
reason for this being that the anti
imperialism argument, which had
force in the EaBt and in the cities,
had little force in the West, where
the farmers were influenced by the
better prices they have been re
ceiving for the past 'few years,
prices which are now kept np to
some extent by the war in the Phil
ippines. They were influenced, too,
by the assertions so frequently and
positively made that expansion
would be instrumental in keeping
the open door in China, in opening
up to us larger markets there and
thus creating a greater demand for
the foodstuffs of this country.
He doesn't seem to attach much
importance to the silver scare and
jet that was a mighty factor in the
election of McKinley, which will in
s great measure account for the
sweep of those Statos which some of
the Democratic leaders were san
guine of carrying. Thisps shown,
we think, by the difference in the
vote3 cast for Democraticcandidates
for Governor in some of these States,
aud the votes cast for Bryan, many
thousands lesj than those cast for
the Gubernatorial candidates. The
silver scare did that.
But after all the mightiest agency
was the corporations, combines and
Trusts, which worked in ' ac
cord with the party leaders and sup
plied their treasury with all the
money thoy needed. What amount
this was is, of course, as far as out
siders are concerned, a matter of
speculation. It has been placed all
the way from a couple millions to
fifteen millions, but even the smaller
sum should be, for all necessary and
legitimate purposes.sufficiently large,
and was considered about large
enough before Hanna took charge of
J the machine. Being a business man
he knew the potency of nioneyand
utilized it in his political management
in a business-like way. : ; "v
In some cases the railroads which
were with him and wanted McKin
Jey elected carried voters who
wanted to get home to vote free of
cost, when it was known that they
intended to vote the Republican
ticket. When free transportation
was not given tickets were bought
and given to voters, and thus votes
enough were secured to decide elec
tions in close districts, in Lentz's
district, for instance, in Ohio, where
he was defeated by fourteen or fif
teen votes. ' '. " "
The pressure brought to bear by
,8omeof the banks was another fac
tor. Mr. Brvan states that he saw
SPny. organixedinl899, has $90.
waj.ooo of stock, and controls about 80
5? I6 tt f, wire Products
of the United States. .
'The American Tread Company.
pi 12, 000,000, and consolidated 14
large thread companies in New York
and New England. ;
. "The American Tin Plata nnmnan-
organized in 1898, has $50,000,000 of
"V?. ' and controls about 8S per cent
of the tinplate output.
iThe American Window Glass Com
pany, organized in 1899, has $17,000.
000 of stock, : and controls about 85
per cent, of the output
"The American Writing Paper Com
pany, organized in 1899, has $35,000,
000 of stock, and controls over 75 per
cent of the output
; "The Continental Tobacco Com
pany, organized in 1898, has a capital
stock ot $100,000,000, and controls the
leading plug tobacco factories of the
"The Federal Steel Company, or
ganized in 1898," has an authorized
capital of 1200,000,000, and is a con
solidation of several railroad, steam
ship and manufacturing companies.
' ' The International Paner ComDanv.
organized in 1898, has an authorized
capitol of (45,000,000, aod controls 85
per cent of the output of paper for
A HOME WEDDING
MEETING BP CREC1T021
Marsdn BdliiaT.Es-Uppolated Tnis-
50ETH CAEOUNA LEADS.
North Carolina leads all the other
Rati tli or n Ktafoa . nnf. nnW in f.Tto
number of her textile mills, but also Mis Maie (YCfmnw nnd Mr
in- wood' working : tlantsr: The - n.. l, .,1 V 1 1-The first meeliogofcreditora in the
Dixie MagazinexMisihei &t Atlanta, J
which has-been giving attention to
THE (HTTIS-KILOO SUIT.'
K. Bryan Plighted Their
newa journals. -
"The , National Biscuit Com Dan v.
organized in 1898, has a capital of $55,
000,000, and controls 116 plants.
The National Salt Company, or
ganized in 1899, has 12.000.000 capital,
and controls 95 per cent, of the output
of salt. - :
"The National Tube Company, "or
ganized in 1899, has a capital stock of
$30,000,000, and controls 90 per cen.
of the output
"The Rubber Goods Manufacturing
Company, organized in 1899, has a
capital stock of $50,000,000.
'The Standard . Rope and Twine
Company, organized November 8, 1826
(five days after the election), consoli
dated 22 large cordage mills and fixed
the capital stock at $12,000,000.
"The Union Bag and Paper Com
pany, organized in 1899, has a capital
stock of $27,000,000, and controls 90
per cent, of the paper bag business. -
"The United States Envelope Com
pany, organized in 1898, has a capital
stock of $5,000,000, and controls 90 per
cent of the output of commercial en-
"The United States Cast Iron and
Pipe Company, organized in 1899, has
.an authorized capital of $30,000,000,
and controls the principal cast iron
These are all Trusts formed
within the past four years and are
but a few of the hundreds that have
been formed, but these few repre
sent an aggregate capital of $917,
500,000, and every one of them the
creature of Republican policies. It
goes without saying that they were
anxious to see these policies perpet
uated, and there would be nothing
unreasonable in the supposition that
they contributed liberally to the Re
publican campaign- fund. ; u
Mr. McKiiJev said in his Phila
delphia Union 'League speech that
there was no fear, for the Republic,
that this is and will continue to be
."a" government of the people, for the
people, by the people," but in view of
part that the Trusts and other com
bines now take in our elections and
the potent influence they and their
money have wouldn't it. be nearer
the .truth if for "people" in the
quotation from that speech the word
Trusts was substituted? We have
reached the Trust era of Govern
ment with Hanna as chief director.
this subject,reporta that in addition
to 500 saw mills, 85 , shingle mills
and 182 planing mills, sash, "door
and blind factories there are 63 fac
tories making furniture, : chairs,
show cases, &c, 36 carriage, wagon
and agricultural 7 implement : i fac
tories, 25 for making boxes, crates,
&c, a total " of 306 wood working
establishments-, employing i' Bkilled
labor. There f are-1 in; addition' 'to
these several plants' which turn Out
large quantities of axe and , pick
handles, ' spokes, rims, &c, and
several for the manufacture of bob
bins. :'j-r s'h.:t:.
The writer of this, who is not as
old as Noah Raby, remembers very
well the time when there was not a
single one of these manufactories in
the State, with the exception of a
wagon factory near Salem. The
pioneer wood worker of the State,
who started the first spoke and
handle factory in it, at Greensboro
in 1866, Captain Snow, is now a
resident of High Point, where he
has established several plants for
the manufacture of furniture and
other things. The plants are con
stantly increasing, and if the in
crease increases as it has in the past
few years it will not be long before
North Carolina will lead not only
the Southern States, but all the
States in the number of them, and
probably1: in the amount of work
turned out. V " .
There is no comparison between
the amount of money made by
manufacturing ., this lumber in
stead of shipping it in the
rough, in - addition to which it
keeps money at home and gives em
ployment to much skilled labor,' and
helps others as well. These are
called small industries, but in the
aggregate they are great and every
one of them has growing capacity
AT. THE ALTAR OF HYMEN.'
The Marrlsge Was One of the Prettiest
That Hss Occurred Io Wilmington
: This Season Witnessed by a.
' - Large Namber of Friends." .:;
Massachusetts makes a pretty
good showing in the longevity col
umn. Among the deaths recorded
last year there were twenty-one per
sons who had reached the age of 100
years or more, of whom eight were
born in Ireland and seven in , Massa
chusetts. Sixteen were women, and
three of these had spent their cen
tury or-more " in single blessedness.
Nathan Wells, who died in Wash
ington a few days ago aged 10T
years, said he managed to keep well
and prolong his years witn this lor-
mula: "Say your prayers; keep cheer
ful; eat heartily and take a batn
daily." He was the champion globe
trotter, having made the trip
around twenty-nine times.
KOBE TROOPS NEEDED.
While apparently having better
luck in South Africa than our war
wagers have had in the Philippines,
the British are far from being ont of
the wilderness yet, for after having
taken it for granted that the war
was ended thd - discovery is now
made that they will need fifty thou
sand more troops to keep the saucy
Boers within bounds, i This increase
of troops means a good many more
pounds sterUng and-that hurts prob
ably about as much as the addi
tional men do, for men are held
nrettv cheap by the men who are
running that South African racket,
and have roped the government
An assistant of Marconi, the elec
trician, says Marconi has solved the
problem of extending the sound
waves, and by Christmas of next
year we can have wireless telegraphy
with Europe. . That would wind up
the ocean cables.
Wm. Rhodes, a brother-in-law of
ex-Governor Pattison, of Pennsyl
vania, and once very wealthy, is in
the Tombs in New York, charged
with petty larceny. When some
men begin to roll down hill they go
clear to the bottom.
The English torpedo boat chaser,
the Viper, splits water at a speed of
43 miles an hour. A big ship
equipped with similar propelling ap-
T " . . Mnrf mratus could cross the Atlantic in
According w ue - m . ftll Thir will be
hava h nil hx uuio
the Boers still
is nno men. men who have
of surrendering while they have
guns to shootand can get ammuni
tion to charge them. - That they are
mvinv the British much
trouble and that they are not lack
ing in Spirit and determination is
shown by the rrequency auu uu
ness of.tlieir attacks and the way
Tt ia aaA that the feud between
the Rockefeller brothers has become
so bitter that they wUl not attend
same churoh; If they keep on at
that rate, they may both find them
selves in the Bame helL
A Boston . restaurant man has
much on the weakness of tho Boers,
at A the wrong tactics
rflsorted to terrorizing where
from bank officials written they failed to conquer in the regular
dn,; s.nrr rt war of war. it was a muuw,
loan monev for the time being but criminal blunder, m the beginning.
- m i vaao nTi
and the DinnaerwK &uv"
$2,259,070. The bulK oi xne eato
goes, on the death of a sister who
survives him, to found a hospital m
in Boston for incurables.
promising accommodation in case of
of Republican success. Of course
the object in this was to influence
Totes for McKinley and doubtless it,
in a good many cases, 'succeeded.
And with all this came the potent
power of .the Trusts, with the people
they employed ahel the money they
contributed to the Republican cam
paign fund. Some of these Trusts
we thus enumerated by Mr. Bryan:
"The American Agricultural Ohemi-
1 jn it
Great Britain win come "
with little gain and no glory. All
there is of glory in it belongs to the
intrepid, heroic fighters for mde-
It is said that Mrs. Lease is going
to sue her husband for divorce on
the ground of abandonment and
non-support.. Did : she expect him
V ll nn his little old arug bu,
The looming savage so far report
ed, not excepting the boss Boxers, is
that Cattlesburg, Ky., fiend who
killed his two-year-old step-daughter
by forcing a hot poker down her
throat. . ;- - - ' ' '
The cabbage growers of Michigan
have entered into a c6mbineand
the nrice from U to $14 a
ton. Even the cabbage-head fellows
are catching on to the xtobi piau.
n affncnimrat viusi-. ku k i- , .1.
cl Company, organized in 1899; has and pirute around the country www
- Kuiaonzea capital ui tviv,v.u"v,v' 1
and innt.n. 00 A k larirMt fertuu I ner t
, vunui, &u j uw " r-i
IDS' rnnnnana i Ik. unntn. '
"The American Hide ana ijeamer , ew York ncwns,
Company, organized in 1889; has an r out and finds that
uthorized capital of $35,000,000, and has been figuring out fortunes ag-
wtrois about 7 per cent, of the upper American ladies with fortunes ag
leather output of the country. eirating $205,253,000 have married
"The American Linteed Oil Com- ln-Europe; That much
Poy. organized in 1898; has a capital titled chaps in nrope. .
tocic of iS3.io.Qoo. and controls over . AnAT onsht to buy a big siacs 01
tit ' Jl tl umum' l." a
per cent 01 me nnieeu uu. iivw
Uei of the United SUte.
Brooklyn, N. Y., is going to have
the biggest hotel in the world, a 23
gtory shack with 1,600 Tooms, and
apartments to acwmm
families. .- ,-
vr T)bs was also disappointed
. , . " ii.hm.' He was count-
in ma ujuon"."" -
ing on 20,000 votes in Indiana and
Added to the list of beautiful wed- i
dings that have been celebrated in
Wilmington this season is i that ot
Miss Maie Isabella O'Connor to Mr.
Egbert ; Kedar Bryan,, which ; took;
place at 5 o'clock on the 28th ult,
at the residence of the bride's parents,
Major and Mrs. D. O'Connor, No. 110
Prinees street. All that is combined
in elegance and artistic taste was evi
dent in the appointments of the wed
ding, the decorations being unusually
effective in pink and blue. Wild ami
lax in sprays, festoons and garlands
formed the background of green used
in all parts of the house to bring out
in snowy whiteness the chrysanthe
mums, pink carnations . and rose3,
forming the floral adornment. An
aisle was formed of blue ribbons and
pink carnationa from -the f root of the
house to the drawing room and the
bridal party passed through it, the
bride and groom standing under a
canopy of smilax, beneath which was
suspended a wedding bell of carna
tions. At the aDDointed hour the double
chorus, composed of Mrs. W. L.
Latta, .Mrs. Joseph H Watters, so
pranos; Mrs. E. G. Woody, Mrs.
Bur kholder, contraltos t Messrs. C. H.
Cooper, Rabt C. Banks, tenors; A. S.
and Herbert Holdeu, bassos, with Mr.
Alfred Yopp, accompanist, sang the
chorus from the "Bride Maiden" and
then rendered the chorus from Lohen
grin, to which the ; bridal party en
tered. During the ceremony the at
tendants, forming a double half circle
about the bride and groom, presented
a beautiful picture, They were : Miss
Burriedeli Gower, of Washington,
D. .0., maid of honor; Miss Alice
Reilly, first bridesmaid; Misses Ana
I bel Brazelton, of Tennessee; Nessie
Cotchett, ;ida Brown and Tallulah
Mr, Will BryaD, the groom's brother,
was. best man, and the groomsmen
were : Messrs. Henry G. MacParlane,
Jas. ReUly, Chas. C. Chadbourn,
Frank Stedman, T. Morgan Turren
Une, and Dr. J. S. Spicer, of Golds
boro. ' '
The beautiful ceremony was per
formed by Rev. Father O. Dennen,
and the bride's father, Msj D. O'Con
nor gave her away. ,
The bride's dres3 was of white crepe
dechene -ver taffeta and trimmed with
duchesse ' ca. The bridal veil was ad
justed v. : i - orange blossoms and a clus
ter pin of diamonds, k gift of the groom.
The flowers were, appropriately, lilies
of the valley and bride's roses.
Miss Gower, the maid of honor,
wore a becoming gown in applique
over light blue taffeta. Shi carried a
bouquet of pink La France roses.
The first two bridesmaids wore effec
tive toilets of blue organdie over blue
taffeta, with pink trimmings, and the
second two were as appropriately
gowned in pink organdie orer pink
taffeta with trimmings of blue. Their
bouquets were of pink and blue carna
tions, respectively. . The hair orna
ments were blue ribbons and rhine
stones. The groomsmen were in conr
entional evening dress.
The bride's mother. Mrs. D. O'Con
nor, wore lavender brocaded trimmed
with duches8e lace.
After the csremony an elegant re
ception was given, at which several
hundred guests were entertained., xne
bride and groom received congratula
tions in the drawing room. The brides -maides
were assisted in receiving by
the following young lady friends of
the bride: Misses Edith Bolles, Alice
Smallbones, Kate Harlow, Maggie
Price, Mary Monk, Lucy Wootten and
Mrs. Joe Bunting.
Tn the dininsr room where the
supper was . .. served, . the decora
tions were of blue and pink. The
bride's table had over it a cloth
of white damask satin. From the
chandelier to the four corners of the
table were draped pink ribbOnsiaught
in with bunches of carnations. The
centerpiece was a chrystai canaeia
bra and had; its pink waxen ta
pers shaded with blue covers.
Pink carnations in tall vases ad
ded beauty and fragrance to the gen.
eral effect and the bon-bons were in
oink. The guest cards were artistically
decorated and in the bride's cake were
the usual souvenirs the ring, the
thimble and the bodkin drawn for by
the bride's maids. The bride's pres
ents were exquisite and extrava
gant. - . .
The bride and groom left on the A.
O. L. train at 7 tfclock for the North
where they "will spend two weeks,
after which they -vrill be at home
at the Orton.
The bride. Miss O'Connor, is one of
Wilmington's most accomplished and
charming young women. ne is -mm
only daughter of Maj. and Mrs. v.
O'Connor. The groom is a very popu
lar young man and one of the leading
lawyers at the Wilmington bar.
Among the out of-town attendants
upon the wedding were Mr. and Mrs.
Horace P. Springer, of Washington,
D. O , and Mr. John O'Connor, of
Joliet, HL, a cousin of the bride. '
matter of H. L'Fennell, bankrupt,
was "held yesterday afternoon at 3
O'clock in'the XJ: S. court Toom, Re
feree Samuel H.- MacRae, of Fayette
Vilfe; presiding. ;.: ' '.' ; ' '. -The
usual routine business incident
to such proceedings was conducted
and Marsden Bellamy, Jr., Esq., was
appointed trustee. He will give bond,
aka pjiieuioa oftbe ajsats after tak-
ng an inventory of same, and dispose
oftbe property to the best advantage
and interest of the creditors.
The liabilities in, the bankruptcy are
$16,744 while the -assets are given ia
the petition at $9,319.67. The stock in
trade is valued at $7,000.: ?
v There were a number of attorneys
in attendance upon the meeting., in
eluding Herbert-MeOlanway, ? Esqat
torney for the bankrupt It required
several hours for- the transaction of
the business. Referee MacRae is still
ia the city and attended to a number
of matters of detail in the case at The
Orton last night. -
Jury Awarded Defesdaat $20,000 Usmages.
: Motion to Set Aside tad Appeal.
Special Star Telearam. -Oxfobd,
N. C; Dec" L At 2
o'clock this afternoon after being Cut
two and one half Jiours, the jury in
the Gattis-Kilgo slander Suit brought
in a verdicTin favor of Mr. Gattia on
every issue and awarded him- twenty
thousand dollars damages. - :
; The defendant made a motion to set
ihe verdict aside on the ground that
the amount was excessive. ; Judge
Hoke overruled this motion and de
fendants gave notice of an appeal, t
WILWINQTON LEADS IN POPULATION.
MR. QR AD Y LOCATES HERE.
He Will Practice Uwith Office in the
- Old Conrt Boose.
R G. Grady, Esq., one of the lead
ing attorneys of the Ponder county
bar and one of the most prominent
citizens of Burgaw, has removed to
Wilmington and will begin the prac
tice of his profession in this city. He
has offices in the old -Court House in
the apartments up-stairs, formerly
occupied as headquarters of the Dem
ocratic County Executive Committee.
' Mr. Grady is a young man of great
promise and as chairman of the Dem
ocratic Committee of his county in the
last campaign led his hosts to victory
upon the State ticket for the first time
since the war, giving it a majority of
Mr. Grady will not altogether
abandon his practice at Burgaw but.
will spend the first Monday in each
month at his old home and will devote
more time to his business there when
She Still Holds Her Place as "Metropolis
' f the State." J
A Washington special to the Char
lotte Observer of yesterday sajs:" "v
"Much disappointment was expefi
enced when the census returns from
North Carolina were made public to
day, ia that they did not give the pop
ulation by cities separately, bat.incor
porated the population of the cites in
the county in which they were located.
It was explaioeJ that the population
by cities will be given later in a com
prehensive bulletin, which will be is
sued in a month or sooner.
No city in North Carolina, it is offi
cially announced, has a population of
25,000. Wilmington : stands first and
its a close race between Charlotte and
Raleigh for second place. : -
Our Population. -
Attention of the Raleigh News and
Observer is called to the fact that New
Hanover county is accredited by the
Census Bureau with a population of
25,785 and not 24,026 as printed in
Thursday's News and Observer. . The
last named figures are those of the
census of 1890. Assuming from the
relative population ' in city and
county in the census of the last thirty
years, that the present population out
side the city of Wilmington is 3,750;
then the number of inhabitants in the
city proper now is 22,035, which as
stated in Washington correspondence
of recent date, continues to lead the
cities of the State.
New Steamship Line.
Charleston special to Columbia
State: "The fleet of four steamers of
the South Carolina Steamship Com
pany were sold to-day to Mark Moses,
of Georgetown, for $17,500. The
steamers will be delivered to their new
owner in 30 days. Moses intends to
organize a stock company in George
town to operate a steamboat service be
tween Charleston, Georgetown and
Wilmington. The fleet of the Caro
lina company will be reinforced by
other steamers, yet to be purchased.
Mr. Moses is certain of the success of
. m, , ill 1.
tnn,TDiui. .xne Bew iiao wiu w
operated . in " the - interest and the
mutual benefit of the three ports.
The steamers purchased included
the Planter, which has often visited
this port; also the Merchant, John M.
Cole and Eutaw. Mr. Moses, will it is
learned, operate these vessels not
only from Georgetown and Cnarleston
but also from the landings on the
Santee and Pee Dee rivers. He will
take nossession of them within the
next thirty days.!
Sheriif Stedmao's Appointments.
Sheriff electFrankH. Stedman, who
will go into office Monday, has ap
pointed Mr. James H. Taylor, Jr. his
chief deputy for office work; Capt R.
M. Capps, jailor, and Mr. W Harvey
Cox, deputy. The other appointments
of deputies will be announced later.
The creditors of Mr. B. J.
Sunderlin, of Clarkton, at the ad
journed meeting yesterday morning
at 11 o'clock at The Orton, compro
mised their claims at 25 cents on the
PROM POISONED BEER.
Harbor Master's Report.
The report of !capt. Edgar D. Wil
liams, Harbor Master, shows arrivals
of vessels of 90 tons and over at the
port of Wilmington during the month
of November, as follows :
Foreign Steamships, 3; tonnage,
4,186; barques, 2; tonnage, 1,024;
schooners. 2: tonnage. 237. Total
vessels, 7; total tonnage, 5,447.
American Steamships, 4; tonnage,
5,040; brigs, 1; tonnage, 299; barges,
2; tonnage, 2,138; schooners, 8; ton
nag, '2,284. Total vessels, 15; total
tonnage, 9.76L '
Grand Totals Vessels, 22; tonnage,
Elks Msy Produce Play.
It is rumored that the Elks will give
a theatrical entertainment very soon.
It will probably be given jointly with
the St. Cecilia Circle, a ladies' organi
zation of St James' Church. The
play that is being talked of is a popu
lar comedy that the amateur Thes
pians of the city are already familiar
with and that they can produce on
short notice. It is likely that the play
will be produced in the course of three
or four weeks.
Epidemic in Manchester, Eng. Nearly
Seventy Deaths 1,000 Patients.
' By Cable to the Morning Star.
London, Dec. 1. The beer poison
ing epidemic at Manchester, which has
so worked up the north of England,
has now spread to London. The
county council announces it is taking
active measures to protect me com
munity. Many samples of glucose used
by breweries have been found to con
tain arsenic. - " .
In Manchester and Liverpool dis
tricts there are already over a thou
sand patients and there have been
nearly seventy deaths due to a partic
ularly. bad lot or giucese suppuea w
favorite local brewers.
A physician suggests that the mys
tery in the Maybrick case might have
been solved had the facts now made
public in regard to arsenic in beer
been known at the time of the trial.
The majority of Hon. John D.
Bellamy for Congress in this district
ia 11,756 and not 1,756 as erroneously
ivmnrted in yesterday's Associated
Press dispatch from Raleigh.
Sport at Orton Plantation. ,
Col. K. M. Murchison came up yes
terday from -Orton plantation where
be had a week of fine sport. On Fri
day, he killed 35 large mallards and
bagged other game. Col. Murohison
has recently added to his kennel two
magnificent fox and deer hounds a
special order from England which
were brought over on the British
steamship Oahlands, which arrived in
port last week. CoL Murchison will
return to Orton this week.
Property to be Traasf erred.
It is learned that on ' next Saturday
week the property of the Elks, now in
the hands of the Elks Company, will
be transferred to the Wilmington
Lodge of Elks. A charter will be
obtained for the latter organization
which will in all respects take the
place of the Elks Company. The old
corporation will become defunct as
soon as the new one ia started and all
the transfers are duly made.
The Report of Dr. Charles T. Har
per, city, superintendent of health,
shows that during November there
were 66 deathsln Wilmington; 25 of
white people and 31 of colored people.
There were 41 births? 16 of white in
fants and 25 of colored infants. -
To Prevent Ssle of Florida Central aod
Peninsula Road (or Tsxes.
By Telegraph to the Morning Star.
Pknsaoola, Fla., December L In
the United States Court to-day Judge
Swayne granted an injunction against
State Comptroller Reynolds and the
sheriff of Leon county, restraining
them from selling at public outcry on
Monday next the Florida Central and
. The corporation's property had been
levied on and advertised for sale for
taxes due the State for the years 1879,
1880 and 1881. amounting to $96,000.
The State officials have been endeavor
ing for some time to collect back taxes
and the levying and advertising for
sale of the road and property is the
outcome of a refusal of settlement on
the part of the railroad. The road is a
brancn oi tne Beauoara &u uno.
FIRE AT FULTON, KY.
- t- Weldon, News: The peniten
tiary authorities say that the crop of
cotton on the 8tate farms will be 300
more bales than. were expected. 'The
crop is much: better; than last; year,
when on more than double the prea-.
eht acreage only 2,200 bales were pro
duced, Four hundred and ten bales
were produced ' this season on 440
acres on the Caledonia farm No. 2.
Seventeen thousand bushels of pea
nuts were produced on' that - farm ;
also twice -as much corn as it will
need. . , "7. : V - ;4
r Columbus Newsi-' "Died, Hear
Applewhite, this countv. November
23d, 1900, Mrs. Sarah . Alford, wife of
Sam Alford, aged 90 years and two
months. She was one- of the oldest
citizens in that section of the county.
Andrew Bright, in default of a
200.000 bond., was sent tO jail Mon
day by H. B. Register, J. P., to await
trial at the next term of the . Superior
court. The charge brought against
him was that of larceny. Bright hav
ing stolen $110.0a from Buck White-
head.'-'-: '-ir:vt -"i ,?f!
Chatham Record: Mr. Oliver
Lambe, of Baldwin township, diedon
last Thursday from paralysis, aged 83
years." He was one of Chatham s
most prominent citizens. Quite a
number of Northern hunters are here
enjiying their favorite sport of shoot
ing partridges. Most of them pay the
taxes on the farms, whereon they
hunt. A twelve-year-old son of
Mr. Lonny Mims, of Cape Fear town
ship, was hunting some days ago and
his dog began barking at a hole in the
ground, in which were caught a mink,
twoturtles and two bullfrogs.
Clinton Democrat: We regret
to learn of the. death of Mr. Hart
Butler; a respected citizen of Hall's
township, which occurred at bis home
of heart disease on last Saturday..
On last Sunday nrorning just after
breakfast Mr. W. L. Boyette was sitting
on the porch at the home of his father,
Mr. Jno. A. Boyette, near Warsaw,
when he saw a strange animal playing
with a flock of goats near the house.
Further investigation showed that the
animal was a large wild deer. Mr.
Boyette called to his father to bring
his rifie which was done, but the deer
scented danger before the gun arrived
and escaped into the woods.
Smithfield Herald: Mr. Wm.
Henry Lassiter, of Elevation town
ship, planted six acres in tobacco this
year. He sold his entire crop on the
floor of the Banner Warehouse for
$1,106.18, an average of $184.36 per
acre. An oraer nas oeen piaeeu
for the auxiliary machinery for the
Smithfied Cotton Mills. This consists
in a 250-horse power Corliss engine,
three 100 horse power boilers, a com
plete system of fire protection, the
latest improved system of heating
and electric lighting apparatus and
sewersge. All this machinery will bo
installed during January; The mill
will be ready to begin operations
about March 1st, 1901.
The Durham Herald: About
10 o'clock Monday night Miss Nora Las
sater of West Durham, attempted sui
cide by jnmping into the reservoir of
the Erwfn mill company. Three men
Messrs. J. C. Clayton, W. D. Roy
ster. and Q. W. Christopher happen
ed to be passing the reservoir when
she attempted to take her life and res-
Cure Cl ttr just ia tua ui uuio
Insanity, it is said, was the cause of
her rash act She has been subject to
fits for a number of years some five
or six and recently her affliction has
been growing. Her mind began to
jail some months ago and it is now
said that she is almost hopelessly in
sane. Washington Gazette-Messenger:
Dr. Abbott, of Vandemere, states that
Pamlico county will have a railway
connection with the outside world.
The canital is already secured and the
road will run from Vandemere to
Newbern, Washington or Vanceboro.
As soon a definite route is determined
upon the work of consrncting it will
begio. A friend called at our
office this morning and asked us to
deny the statement that not a Populist
vote was cast in ; ; Beaufort county at
the - recent election, and reminds us
that Bobbie Lane, pf Aurora, was on
deck that day and cast his ballot for
Barker and Donnelly.
Alamance Gleaner: Many of the
union mill operatives are leaving the
countv and coins' to fcjoutn uaroiina.
Georgia and other points. More than
one hundred will leave here and as
many from Haw River and Burling
ton, each, we are informed. -Among
them are a : great many excellent
people who prefer to go elsewhere
rather than surrender rights and privi
leges which they, as citizens, deem
their own and should enjoy.
Near Mr. John W. Bason's, three or
four miles east of Haw River, Monday
afternoon, George Foust .went to the
home of Earl Wat line ton. both col
ored, and got into some sort of trouble
which resulted in the latter throwing
an axe at the former. The blade of
the axe hit Foust on the head and split
his skull so that his brain could be
seen. Dr. Knight sewed up the wound
but entertained no hopes of the negro's
recovery, but at last accounts he was
still alive. Watlingtonis in jail.
Treaty Sfcaed Coaveytaf to the United
V: States Government tie Necessary j
;K4 Bljlits fftWlexes,r
WASHUfaTON. Dee.Lr-6ecretary ?c
NO -6 I Hay this morning, for the government
of the ynited States, and benor vorea, r
the Nicaraguan minuter, for his own
government, signed a treaty whereby Q
the latter government concedes to the
government of the United States the :
necessary rights and privileges within,
her bestowal for the construction-'of
the Nicaraguan oanaL ;v. -v-.'r?.''
This action is taken in anticipation, p
Ot' congressional' action " upon4 thej;
pending Nicaraguan bill and tha ...
Hay Pauncef ote treaty. - Pending she;'
submission of the document to - the
Senate, which body must ratify ;,
the agreement, the terms will not -
be i made ; public : It . is under?
stood, however, that generally Nica
ragua' grants to the United States-':
government the exclusive right 1 to "
construct and ..operate - the canal be-, j:
tweeh the Atlantic and Paeifio across
Nicaragua, including the free use of
the San Juan river, and of Lake Mary :
ague as part of the water course. Nicr
aragua is also to rid herself of any out-
standing treaties that would tend in
any way to abridge - the privileges to ;
be acquired by the United States. v It
is understood also that Nicaragua con-'
cedes to the United States full author-;'
ity to police .the canal. Nicaragua is
to receive in compensation a certain
amount of the securities of the canal -
construction company, ana aunuuga ?
it is not possible now to learn the1
figure set down in the treaty, it is be
lieved to approximate $5,000,000.
Agreement With Costa Rica.
The State Department has already
entered- into an agreement Son
similar lines with the republic of Costa .
Rica. This was because Costa Rica
has established a claim to the right
bank of the San Juan river, which must
of necessity form about a third of the
length of the canal, should the Nicara guan
route be selected and be con
structed on the lines which will be
suggested by the Walker commission.
An understanding has been arrived
at by the United States of Colombia
covering the same rights and privileges
for the Panama route as are conveyed
by Nicaragua and Uoata Kica m jne
case of the Nicaragua route. So the.
State Department has cleared the way
for such action as Congress may care
to take in the case of either of the canal
routes which have been found feasible.
B0ERS IN THE TRANSVAAL;
Larse Number of Families Propose Eml- '
grating to the United States la- V '
dacements Offered. ,
By Telegraph to ttoe Morning Star.
New York, December 2. Last June
an interview with Mr. Reitz, Trans
vaal Secretary of State, was cabled to
this city, in which the secretary said
that the Boers would fight for their
liberty as long as there was any hope
of gaining it. They would never sur
render to Great Britain or become a
part of the British Empire. Sooner
than do that most of the hardy thrifty
Boer farmers would emigrate with
their families to the United States.
The publication of this interview in
the New York WorW brought soon"
taneous expressions from the Gov
ernors of several States, including
Arkansas, Colorado, South Dakota,
Wyoming and Montana, who "called
attention to the millions of acres of
unoccupied public lands in the States
which were still open under the
homestead laws to -v actuaL set
tlers, who could obtain 160-acre farms
free immediately upon their arrival
nn daclarinfr their intention to become
citizens of the United States. Five
years' occupancy of the lands and -actual
cultivation' thereof only was
required to complete the titles. -
Since receiving the dispatch from
Consul Hollis through the State De
partment, the officers of western rail
ways, owning land grants,.have been
asked what special advantages if any
would be offered to the Boer immi
grants if they came. Prompt responses
were received, among others from the
Atchison. Topeka and Santa Fe,
Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul,
and St. Louis and San Francisco, and
from the Northern Pacific railway.
The railway officers offer to transport
over their lines free or cnargetne jooer
immigrants and their families' and
household goods, if they shall come
here as a result of their message to the
State Department. ' ; -
In connection with this movement,
third assistant Secretary of St:
Thomas W. Gridler, has sent to this
city a copy of the following dis
patch: - r--i:
"Lourenzo Marques, South jrfri&x.
November 27, 1900. To the Secretary
of State, Washington. Please advise
New York World that a number of;
Boer families here, maximum six nun-,
dred men, one hundred and fifty
women, contemplate emigration to the
United States, and ask the New York
World if offer of . homestead farms
mentioned in said newspaper telegram
to President Kruger, sent my care,'
June 1st, 1900, still holds good.
"Also inquire what further assist
ance can be given these people. Pass
age provided here. " .
(8igned.) Hollis, U. S. Consul."
A CORNER IN EQ0S.
A BEAUTY CONTEST.
Twenty Business Houses Burned Losses
Estimated at $250,000.
By Telegrapn to the Morning star.
Fulton, Ky., Dec L Twenty
business houses were burned here to
day. The aggregate losses are esti
mated at $250,000. Boyd . Reed was
fatally hurt in jumping from a third-
story window. - - -
It is believed the fire was started by
burglars, who, owing to lack of fire
apparatus, were - able to loot half a
dozen houses. The buildings destroyed
included the Kirk dry goods house,
the Opera House, Postoffice and the
Two Selections Msde from Thousands of
Photographs Before the Committee.
By Telezrapn to the Morning Star.
New York, December L The fa
mous pan-American beauty contest
closed to-day and the awards were
made. This was a competition held
f or the nuroose of selecting the two
most beautiful women in America,
blonde and brunette, to typify North
and South America on the official em
blem of the pan-American exposition
in Buffalo in 1901. A committee, of
ten, of which Senator Cbauncey M.
Depew was chairman, selected from
thousands of photographs sent to New
York, Miss Maude Coleman Wood, of
Charlottesville, Va., to represent
North America, and Miss. Mixine El
liott, (Mrs. N. C. Goodwin) brunette,
to represent South America.
RICHMOND PEARSON H0BS0N
SITUATION AT TAMPA.
Disorder Among the Strikers The
Conditions Still Strained.
By Telegraph to Che Mornimt star. .
Tampa, Fla., -December 1. All of
the striking union men received their
strike . benefits this afternoon, and a
large sum of money was distributed
in this -way. Married men received
$7 and the single $5 each a week.
. There is to-night no apparent dis
order nor any more signs than usual.
The strikers are as yet following the
suggestions of their leaders to remain
quiet, though the general conditions
are as strained as ever. 1
At Hospital In New York City, Threatened
With Typhoid Fever.
By Telegraph to the Morning Star.
New York, Dec. 1. Lieutenant
Richmond Pearson Hobson, U. 8. N.,
was this afternoon taken from the
Army and Navy Club to the Presby
terian hospital. He is threatened with
tvphoid fever. Lieutenant Hobson
was taken in at wasningion inree
flays ago. He immediately came to
(his city and put up at the Army and
Haw- Club. - Last night he became
orse and a physician who was called
in stayed with, him all night. - To day
It was aeciaea w iaxe mm w me nos
Engineered in Chicago by Armour,
and Other Large Packers.
By Telegraph to the Morning Star.
CHiOAQO.bec. 1. Tho Times Herald
to-morrow will say:
"A corner has been made on eggs.
The price is now nineteen cents, a '
dozen and how high it will go no one
but the men who are engineering the
deal can telL The men, Armour,
Swift and other packers and dealers,
who control the corner, have already :
made about half a million dollars and
their profits have only begun. The
deal is of such proportions ; that it
makes the Phillips corner on corn .,
seem insignificant. The deal has,
been engineered by the packers, .
Armour and Swift, who are the larg-,
est owners of refrigerator cars in
the country, and who nave facilities ,
for handling eggs to better advantage
than regular dealers. There is also in
the combination the Western Cold
Storage Company, the Monarch Re
frigerator Company, Purcell & link-
ham and C. EL Weaver & Company, :
all of Chicago; Haskell & Bosworth,
of Beatrice, Nebraska, who buy at 150
stations in the country, are also heavily '
interested. : - ;
Reports That Allies Meditate ss Expedl
; v tloa Into the Yangtse Valley. ,
i By Cable to the Morning Star .
Shanghai, December . !. Chinese
officials here are alarmed at the reports
that the allies, meditate an expedition
intothe Yangtse valleyi and there is
renewed activity an the defences. Mu
nitions of war, including jauu-pouna ,
gun-cotton mines, have been sent from '
Shanghai to Kiang Yen forts. ' ;