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WHICH 13 BITTER t v C
The Kepublican organs - bl the
North are beginning to recognize
the inevitable, as regards qualified
' suffrage in the South, but they are
not n ow excited over it ; as they
would have been a few years ago.
There are reasons for this which
may interest the negro as well as
the white man. As an evidence
that they , recognize the inevitable;
we clip the following editorial from
the Philadelphia Press, which is re
cognized as one of the leading Repub
lican organs of the country and to
some extent an organ of the admin
istration, on account of the close
relations between the President and
its editor-in-chief, IChas. Emory
Smith. - '
"The year 1901 is certain to see two
new Constitutions framed and pro
bably in' force in Southern States.
The3e States are Alabama and Vir
ginia. In the latter State it was de
cided at a special election held last May
to call a convention for the revision of
the Constitution and the election of
delegates will soon occur. In the
former State the Legislature has just
passed a resolution calling a constitu
tional convention and fixing upon
April 23, next, as the date for electing
de egates and upon May 21, following,
as the time for the convention to meet.
"The chief object in holding these
conventions and in framing new Con
stitutions is to devise some method by
which a legal coloring may be given
to tbe disfranchisement of the colored
voters. This disfranchisement is al
ready accomplished in Alabama -by
ballot box stuffing and tally sheet
forging, and in Virginia by the help
of an t lection law as vicious as the
notorious Qoebel law of Kentucky.
Ii is pretty well understood by what
means tbe desired object will be
reached. In order to take the ballot
away from tbe colored man but to dis
franchise no white man a strict educa
cational and property qualification for
the suffrage will be established, and
at the same time some exceptions ap
plying to white men only will be ad
ded This will accomplish the same
.purpose under the shadow of the law
which is now gained by cheating at
"Four States in the South have al
ready adopted such Constitutions.
They are Louisiana, MitsisBippi, North
Carolina and South Carolina. The
addition of Alabama and Virginia will
make six States in the South in which
suffrage restrictions have been adopted.
A constitutional amendment has been
introduced into the Georgia Legisla
. ture with the same object in view and
the propriety of framing similar suf
frage restrictions fa being discussed by
Maryland Democrats. Within a few
years, as things are now drifting, every
Southern State will have disfranchised
the colored voter under the forms of
Th"s is a recognition of the inevit
able, and a virtual confession that
they can't do anythirrgS&bout it, if
they were disposed to do anything.
Some years ago when the Republican
party, was not as firmly entrenched
in power as it now is the leaders and
their organs attached some import
ance to the negro yote of the South
but with the success they have met
. with in the Southern States and the
hopelessness of capturing any of the
. Southern States with the negro vote
they have lost interest in it although
they pretend to believe disfranchis
ing negroes a 'great ontrage. -
Rut this editorial from the Press
suggests some inquiries. Asserting
that the object of these election laws
.is to deprive the negroes of the ballot
"under color of law." it adds "this
is already accomplished" by ballot
stuffing, intimidation, false counts,
tc Without, for the present, ques
tioning the truth of this asser
tion, and even conceding it to
be true, what difierence 'does
it make as far as the negro voter
is concerned whether there is quali
fied suffrage or not, as long as his
vote doesn't count ? And if this be
bo, isn't it better all 'round that this
vote be regulated by law than that it
should be done by lawlessness, dis
, honesty, and sometimes . by dtber
methods r Being six ' one way.-fcnd
half a dozer, the other, according to
' the Press, wouldn't it be better that
the law come in and take the place
of dishonesty and trickery ? Assum
, ' ing that dishonesty, trickery, &c,
are now, or have been, resorted to
to suppress the negro vote, wouldn't
.it be better to relegate all that and
have something understood about
the negro vote, what negroes could
vote and iwhat negroes could not?
This wonld at least give ns quiet,
peaceable elections, without causing
collisions over disputed votes. Isn'
this worth something when it is ac
eompushed by law ? According to
tne Republican organs, negro vot
ing even, when they ; are allowed to
vote, is a mere formality, or, as
Borne of them assert, a grotesque
burlesque, and if so, why isn't it bet
ter to dispense with the burlesque
and let the voting, be done decently
and in accordance with law, although
the law may not be fully acceptable
to the alleged friends of the negroes,
who are not half as much interested
in the ballot as these alleged friends
pretend to be?
I The fact is there isn't one negro
in six now who cares a continental
about the ballot unless they are
whooped up, and some inducement
offered to get then! to the polls. If
they cared much for it the little
matter of a poll tax,' &c, wouldn't
keep them away from the polls as it
does thousands of them in Georgia,
Mississippi and Tennessee, where
they got rid of the negro , vote years
ago with a simple poll tax provision,
which is the case also in Georgia,
and ought to be in every State, to
apply to both white and black.
- The Press is right in the opinion,
that qualified suffrage laws will be
.adopted in all the Southern States
where they have not already been
adopted. The Southern States have
after long experience and mature
deliberation, but without any malice
towards the negro, come to the con
clusion that restricted suffrage is
one of the first steps towards the
solution of the race-problem, and it
is generally conceded by impartial
observers that where it has been
established it is a good thing for the
black man and the white man, a con
clusion that the whole country will
settle down to when the system has
had a fair Jrial and the result is
passeoTupon without partisan bias
If the Southern States had waited
until they got the consent of the si
eged friends of the negroes there
never would be any successful move
ment in that direction and we would
go right on in the old unsatisfactory
way, settling nothing, and ' accom
plishing by questionable methods
what is now accomplished by law,
aw which would doubtless have been
much sooner resorted to in the North
than in the South, if they had in
proportion to population hall as
many negroes up there as we have
in the South.
But the Press does not statethe
case truthfully in its conclusion
when it says "Within a few years,
as things are now drifting, every
Southern State will have disfran
chised the colored voter under the
forms of law." This is not true.
There is not one of the Southern
States which will "disfranchise the
colored voter," but only that number
of colored voters who cannot meet
the requirements of the laws, which
are easily complied with by the aver
age negro who desires to vote.
GOT THEMSELVES BADLY MIXED
The Constitution of the United
States is not a very voluminous
document,' but it seems to be a
mystery that some of our statesmen
cannot solve, for when it comes to
discussing it they are as much at
sea as to its scope as if it had been
written in the mystic characters
found by explorers in some of the
ruins of prehistoric cities, which so
puzzle the archaeologists.
The trouble with some of them
is tnat tney want to maKe it an
elastic instrument that they can
stretch or contract to suit emergen
cies and enable them to do under
cover of it whatever they want to
do, an instrument of limited powers
in one direction and of unlimited or
despotic powers in another, and
that's why they get themselves so
badly mixed up, an illustration of
which we have in the contention as
to the constitutional powers of Con
gress as they apply to our new ac
quisitions, a question to which
they gave no
thought when they
started out in the game of grab. As
showing the contradictory and per
plexing attitude in which these
contentions place them, we quote
the following editorial from the New
York Sordid, a non-partisan
"A correspondent whose letter we
Dubli8hed yesterday cited the thir
teenth amendment, which declares
that 'neither slaverynor involuntary
servitude shall exist within the United
States or any place subject to their
jurisdiction.' and said: This does
awav with vour anrumeaC that should
the Supreme Court decile ' in favor of
the administration's policy, Congress
could recognize slavery in our new
"OtherThavei taken the same view
as our correspondent They lay stress
on the closing words of tbe thirteenth
amendment, 'or other place within
their jurisdiction.' This, it is argued.
ian only mean the national domain
oiftsido of the States that is, the
Territories and insular po sesions.
"The fatal objection to that theory is
that the very cornerstone of - the gov
ernment's contention is that tne tbe
.restitution does not apply to the Ter
ritories or other possessions beyond
th States until it is expressly ex
tjknA tn them bv Concress. This con
tention must affect every part of the
constitution as directly and as forcibly
. it rinAs the whole. How can it be
claimed that the constitution doea not
apply to the Territories or new posses
sions, and in the next f that one of its
amendments has full force there? How
( ha nixranrl that the POWOr Of
Congress is absolute beyond the States
krmna not limited by the constitu
tion, and at the same time contend that
it im nnt Absolute because restricted?
"Under a volley of pointed questions
from a surprised Bencn Attorney uen
eral Griggs made the sweeping admis
sions that Congress was free to abolish
personal righto in the Territory and
new possesions or set up a despotic
government. It is not apparent how
on his reasoning he could have denied
to , Congress the power to recognize
slavery." - .;
To be consistent in the conten
tion that the constitution does not
"follow the flag," they must deny
thatit is operative in our contiguous
territory, which may be ruled at the
whim of Congress, without anv re
gard to constitutional limitations, a
dictum unthought of. or unheard of
until now, when in their extremity
the expansionists must put the peo
ple of the contiguous territories on
precisely the same footing as the
island . possessions ' . acquired from
Spain-.If they were to attempt to
carry out in practice that conten-
uon wnac a racxet it would raise m
this country. . , ' . . ..
But .-the., fact Ms they regard the
constitution as a mere document of
convenience under their interpreta
tion of which they pretend to find
justification for the arbitrary acts
they commit, and for thevplain re
quirements that they ignore.
A lynching party in Mississippi
recently lynched the wrong man.
Bloodhounds ran him down and the
lynchers promptly strung him up.
Afterwards they discovered that it
was the wrong man, who happened
to bear the same name as the fellow
they wanted. . The only excuse the
dogs had for their blunder was the
similarity of names. But even in
cases like that dogs are liable to err,
and put people who are on a hanging
intent to a good deal of exercise for
A New York blond who thought
chesnut hair would suit her style
better called on the drug shop man,
got some of his magic hair trans
former, put it on and soon found
herself possessed of a peerless suit of
green hair, which, for midwinter,
was somewhat out of season. This
made her green with rage, and now
she wants $5,000 damages out of
that poor hair renovater.
The sultan of Turkey is in a
prickle.- If he wraps up that $90,000
claim of Uncle Sam in that cruiser
ordered from the Cramps, Germany
will insist on his paying the Krupps
their back dues, England will pre
sent her bill, and Russia will pop a
$45,000,000 claim at him. It will
take a good many cruisers to coyer
all of these.
A port Jervis, N. Y., man got
himself into trouble because he sold
his wife to Mose Storm for ten cents,
Mose taking a receipt for the money,
and then took her back and refused
to refund the cash. When Mose
found himself done out of his ac
quired woman and ten cents he
stormed and made it lively for the
A Milford, Mass., boy was so fond
of tramp life that he went oS and
left property worth $10,000 to look
after itself. He tramped for five
years and then died in an almshouse,
after a few day's sickness. His sis
ter; who knew nothing of his where
abouts until the announcement of
his death, will get his property.
Some men never get the hang of
taking disappointment resignedly.
John Kollman, of St. Louis, didn't,
for when he failed to stand an ex
amination for the priesthood he re
tired to the basement of the church
and hanged himself.
According to a Faterson, N. J.,
justice cats are entitled to the free'
dom of that city and to vocalize
without interference, for he fined a
citizen $5 for killing one which dis
J;urbed his slumbers by an impromptu
A contemporary asks the conun
drum, "Is the Anglo-Saxon Fit to
Bule?" Whether he is fit to rule
himself or not the. Anglo-Saxon is
fully impressed with the belief that
he is fit to rule all the balance of
The Duke of Manchester is no
slouch when it comes to getting out
side of beef. He is such an expert
at that that it is said he can Stow
away three pounds of steak at a sit-
Kentucky had a regular old pop
ping time Christmas. There were
thirty killings reported from that
State and all the precincts haven't
been heard from yet.
All of Asiaias only 30,000 miles
of rail way, including the Trans-Sibe
rian With the exception of the
Jans thev don't take much to rail-
ways over there.
i London continues to expand and
to fill up. It is estimated that the
next census will show a population
of 6,500,000. '
Alamance Gleaner: The will of
the late Charles T. Holt was admin
istered to probate last week.- His es
tate is estimated to be worth about
1188,000. He had $71,000 life Insur
ance. : r ' .,
.WHiMINGTON N. 0. FRIDAY, JANUARY 4, 1901.
Plant to Be Established Near
Soutfaport for Manufacture
of Fish Products. :
A JOINT STOCK COMPANY.
Interesting Local and Northern Capital
Is in Process of Formation Abont
i Forty Thousand Dollars Will Be
Invested in tbe Works.
Capt. J. P. Bussells, manager for then
Atlantic Construction Company, of
TJew York, and Mr. B. H. Milligan, of
Cresfield, Md., superintendent for the
same concern, have been in the city
since Thursday, looking! into , the ad
visability of establishing on a large
scale in this section a rendering plant
for the manufacture of oil and scrap
fur fertilizers from the Manhadeaor
fat bick" variety oTfisb, which species
of i he fiu ii y tribe are caught in large
quantities off this coast at certain sea
sons of tbe year.
Iu a hurried interview with a Stab
representative last night Mr. Milligan
stated that it had been decided to lo
cie a plant on Price' Creek, about
U o miles from Southport, and that the
contract had been let for a part of the
lumber for the Construction of the
necessary buildings. A stock company
has been organized, composed of gen
tlemen from the North - and several
frojfj Southport, and the promoters
hope to have the works in successful
operation by the 1st of March, the
opening of the "fat back" season
in these waters. The amount of capi
tal involved will be about $10,000 and
the enterprise will give employment
to about sixty men at the works and
a like number of fishermen and others
aboard the two boats - which will be
used in the service. Under the same
general management several similar
works are in successful operation on
the Chesapeake Bay, but lhe com
pany which will operate at Southport
will be duly incorporated under the
laws of North Carolina as a home en
terprise. The manufacture of fish products
along the lines contemplated by the
new company has been undertaken in
Wilmington in past years with vary
ing success and several smaller Indus
triesof like character are now being
carried on at Beaufort, N. C, and.
perhaps, at other points on the North
Carolina coast, but the enterprise con
templated by the company now in
process of formation here will be on
a much more extended scale and will
contribute greatly to the industrial
development of the lower Cape Fear
Two wtftftmp.ra with a capacity of
from 250 to S0C tons have been securei
for the fishing department of the new
enterprise and these are now under
going repairs on the Chesapeake pre
paratory to being brought here. They
are the Clara Ellen and the Atlantic
and Capt. Bu.sells will leave this
morning to bring the first named to
Wilmington at once to assist in the
work of transporting material for the
By reason of the supply of fish on
the Chesapeake, operation of the
works there is restricted to six months
in the year and the difference in
season in favor of these waters was
one of the valuable considerations in'
the decision of the promoters of the
enterprise to establish a plant here.
The fishing off this coast is good un
der ordinary conditions from Sept. 1st
until Christmas and then again from
March until June.
Mr. Milligan, with whom the re
porter talked, did not make any
"loud" claims for his concern and ap
peared rather retiring regarding the
magnitude of the undertaking, but it
is safe to assert that the establishment
of the rendering works in this section
will mean much to Wilmington and
to Southport. Mr. Milligan will re
main in the city until Monday and is
a guest with Capt Bussells at The
Marriase of Mr. J. D. Csnsey, Jr.
The Suffolk correspondent of the
Norfolk Landmark of yesterday con
tains a very pretty account of the
'marriage at the residence of the bride's
mother, Suffolk College, of Miss Margu
erite W. Crump to Mr, J. O. Causey Jr.
of Causey, S. C, a young man who is
quite well and favorably known in
Wilmington. The ceremony -was per
formed by Rev. J. B. Dunn accord
ing to the beautiful Episcopal service
and the attendants were Capt. C. H.
Causey, best man ; J udge W. J. Kilby,
bride's escort; Messrs. Sidney Ellis
and Bradford Kilby, ushers, and Miss
Florence Harvey, organist. The
marriage took place in the study hall
of the college which was elaborately
decorated for. the event The bride
And grodm left immediately ' for a
tour to New York and Washington,
after which they will reside at Causey
in Horry county, S. C, where Mr.
Causey is engaged in the lumber
Rice Mill Pryperty Sold.
The sale of the Wilmington plant of
the National Rice Milling Company on
Chesnut street to Mr. Adolph Oet
tinger, of New York, for $10,000. cash
andlother considerations of the value
of $15,000, was consummated yesterday
through George Rountree, Esq.,
counsel for the vendor. While the
deed is made out to Mr. Oettinger, it is
learned that Mr. H. Weill, of Golds
boro, is back of the sale. The mill
will in the future be conducted by the
same, management as . mat one at
Goldsboro, but itis given out that there
will be no removal of the plant from
Wilmington. - ; -
- Mr. H. C. McCallum, a former
citizen of, Clark ton but for the past
thirteen years' engaged in the turpen
tine business in Florida, was here yes
terday, on his return, after spending
the holidays at his old home. ' -
' ; Mr. Charles E. McMillen has
been elected second, vice president and
Mr. H. E. Bonitz, a member of the
executive committee of tbe Southeast
ern Architectural League which was
formed in Charlotte Thursday after
noon. The Goldsboro Argus of the
28th inst, says: "Capt J. W. Lamb
returned from Seven Springs lastnight.
He takes his heavy loss very calmly,
and is uncertain as yet whether he
will rebuild his stables or not. His
loss above insurance will aggregate
Dr. E. P. Porter, a North Car
olina boy, who has won distinction in
his professional studies in -the North
and who now has a responsible posi
tion in St John's Hospital, Brooklyn,
is spending the holidays with his
father. Dr. E. Porter, at Rocky Point.
Mr. Eugene S. Martin, of this
city, has been chosen to represent the
louges ot me state at tne xuuin anni
versary of Hiram Lodge No. 40, A. F.
and A. M. at Raleigh, Tuesday even
ing, Jan. 8th, upon the occasion of the
meeting of theGraod Lodge of Masons
in that city.
Printed copies of the report of
the committee appointed by the Cham
ber or Commerce to consider the Cul-
lom bill now pending before Congress,
were yesterday received by the secre
tary of the Chamber and are being
mailed to North Carolina's representa
tives in the National Congress.
Governor-elect Aycock, of
North Carolina, and Mr. Warren G.
Elliott of this city, are among the list
of distinguished people invited to a
banquet to be given by the South At
lantic Insurance Company to its agents
at the Hotel Jefferson, Richmond, on
the evening of January 8th.
The Stab sanctum was bright
ened yesterday by a most agreeable
visit from Mrs. W. F. Williams, of
Portsmouth, and her daughter, Mrs.
Alma Gattis, of Gpldsboro. who had
come down to spend the day calling
on old friends. ' Mrs. Williams while
a resident o! Wilmington, did-some ad
mirable work in special reporting for
the Stab. She would prove a valua
ble acquisition to the staff of any daily
FIRE AT GOLDSBORO.
Mr. J W.Lamb's Livery Stsble Totslly
Destroyed Two Horses Burned
ews was received in the city. yes-.
terday evening of the loss by fire of
Mr. J. Wash Lamb's livery stable at
Goldsboro. The fire started about 2:30
o'clock P. M. yesterday.' and in a
short while the entire stable was con
sumed. Two horses, buggies, harness,
feed, etc., were burned in the building.
The fire spread to several adjoining
frame houses which were occupied by
negroes. The origin of the fire could
not be. ascertained last night Mr.
Lamb carried insurance on nis prop
erty, but the exact loss could not be
Mr. Lamb has many friends in Wil
mington who will regret to learn of
his misfortune and will sympathize
with him thoroughly.
WADESB0R0 MERCHANT KILLED.
by a Youth of Richmond County
With Whom He Quarrelled.
Special Star Telegram.
Wadesboeo, N. C, Dec. 27. Mr.
John M. Murray, a merchant of this
place, was shot twice yesterday after
noon by Pearl Cagle, a 17-year-old
youth of Richmond county, and died
from his wounds at noon to day. The
shooting was done with a 88 calibre
pistol, one ball penetrating the ' abdo
men, the other the groin, ranging
downward. Murray and Cagle be
came involved in a quarrel early in
the afternoon. Cagle left, bought
cartridges, returned and renewed the
quarrel without apparent justification.
The pistol was discharged twice in
quick succession with results as men
tioned. Cagle was arrested as also
was B. R. Bittle, who is charged with
being an accessory.
Maxlon is Prosperous.
Mr. J. W. Carter, one of the lead
ing merchants of Maxton, la in the
city. "Jack," as he is universally
known among his friends, talks en
tertainingly about Maxton and its
prospects. The bank recently estab
lished, the Electric Light Company,
the Telephone Exchange and other
enterprises are all doing well and the
people of the town and surrounding
country are in better financial condi
tio n than they have been for many
years, Mr. Carter says Msjor Ed.
MacRae will retire from the hotel
business January 1st and that Mr.
Walter S. McNair, who recently
bought tbe McCaskill House, has re
modelled and fitted it out in first-class
style. Under Mr. McN air's manage
ment it has quickly won the reputa
tion of being one of the best hotels in
North Carollaa Inventions.
Messrs. Davis & - Davis, patent at
torneys, of Washington, report the
grant this week of the following U. S.
patents to residents of this State:
No; 664,507 Pump, William F.
Singer, Raleigh ; assignor to the Auto
matic Ice Company, same place.
No.; 664,508 Scaffold, Walter P.
Smith & Allen Tennison, Salisbury.
Answorth, Wilmington. r ' f: ,v
MR. JOS. , W, TAYLOR DEAD.
Former Wilmlngtonlan Died Last Evening
at Hahirs, 0a. Remains Will Be
x Friends and relatives in the city last
night received telegraphic news of the
death of Mr. Jas. W. Taylor, formerly
a resident of Wilmington but late of
Hahira, Ga, which occurred last
night at his home at 7:30 o'clock after
a fingering illness as the result of a
kidney trouble for which he had an
operation performed in Atlanta some
Mr. Taylor was engaged here for
years in the lumber business as a mem
ber of the firmer of Colville & Taylor
and was later in the - livery business.
He removed some seven or eight years
ago to Hahira and has since resided
there. He is survived by six daughters
one whom is Mrs. A. S. Holden, of
this city. The others are Mrs. W. H.
Newell, of Norfolk, Va.; Mrs. J. Mc-
Eachern, of Jacksonville, Fla. Mrs.
J. F. Jones, of Newson, Va. ; Mrs. J.
F. Owens, of Hahirs, Ga., and Mrs. J.
J. Clemmons, now of Florence but
late of Wilmington. A son, Mr. Robert
Taylor, died several years ago at Ha
hira and his remains were brought
here for interment.
Transfers of Real Estate.
The deed conveying the property on
Second and Chesnut streets, which
was recently bought by Capt J. H.
Hanby for $4,350, was entered for
record at the Court House yesterday.
Mary McL Harriss, of Fayette-
ville, toNi F. Parker, of this city,
property 165xfifi feet rn Dawson street .
between Second and Third; considera
A. G. Ricaud and wife, of New
York, to Mrs. Ellen Kure, property
66x50 feet on Fourth between Nun
and Church streets; consideration,
Capt. Kelly Dead.
The Fayetteville Observer of yester
day announces the death at his home
in Florence. S C, of Capt J. E.
Kelly, who is very favorably known
here as one of the road masters for
many years of the Atlantic Coast Line.
The remains were sent to his old home
at Petersburg Va., yesterday for in
terment. Deceased was 64 years of
age and leaves feix children.
Sedgeley Hall Property Sold.
By virtue of a decree of the Janu
ary term of the New Hanover Superi
or Court Herbert McClammy, Esq.,
receiver, yesterday sold at public
auction the Sedgeley Hall Club prop
erty on Carolina Beach. The prop
erty was bid in by Mr, Andrew Smith
for 41,000, the sale being, of course,
subject to confirmation of the court
PRETTY CHRISTMAS WEDDING
Miss Georgia Merrltt Became the Beauti
ful Bride of Mr. S. Milton Dupree
on Wednesday Evening.
Special Star Correspondence.
Rose Hill, N. C, December 28.
Miss Georgia Merritt and Mr. S. Milton
Dupree were married at "Glendale,"
near Rose Hill, at the residence of the
bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Joe
Merritt Wednesday evening, Decem
ber 26th. At the appointed hour Mr.
Joe Merritt Jr., of Raleigh, a brother
of the bride, ushered the bridal party
into the parlor, where about hfty
friends were assembled.
The attendants, Miss Lilly Gilliam,
of Raleigh, with Mr. Robert W. Mer
ritt of Hartsvule, S. U., a brother of
the bride, and Miss Belle Sawyer, of
Charlotte. N. C, maid of honor, with
Mr. Edward Dupree, of Newborn, best
man, took their places under a bower
of evergreen, from which a wedding
bell of holly and mistletoe was bus
penaea. s oiiowiae came we oriuo.
i tti ii . t l ; J
who was very prettily attired in a
-eown of accordeon plaited mousseline,
with the groom in evening aress, wno
stood under the bell, where Key. A. J
Taylor, assisted by Rev. L. E. Wells,
nenormea me ceremony in u un
usually impressive style.
'Afterward, the guests were invitea
into the dining room where a sump
tions supper was served in a most hos
pitable manner. Holly, mistletoe,
calla lillies and . white ribbon were
tastefully blended and made beautiful
decoration in parlor . and dining
The voune lady's attendants were
attired in white organdie and thegen
tlemeninfull dress. The handsome
array of presents was evidence of the
popularity of the bride.
On the morning train the bridal
couple left for the home of the
groom's parents near Raleigh. After
January the first they will be at
Durham, where they will be glad to
receive their many mends.
CHIEF JUSTICE FAIRCLOTH
Died Suddenly at His Home in Goldsboro,
N. C , Last Night A Prominent
Bv Telegraph to tbe Morning star. .
Goldsboro, N. C, December 29.
Chief Justice William T. Faircloth
died suddenly at his home in this city
to-night about 10 o'clock. He had
taken a batb, and the attack came 'on
him just as he had put on his night
robe, preparatory to going to bed. He
hastened to lie down upon the lounge
and his wife saw that his condition
was critical. The neighbors and his
physician were hastily summoned, but
he was dead before they arrived. In
fact he expired in a moment or two
after reachinsr the lounge.
He was one of the wealthiest men in
this city, a director in theBanktof
Wayne, and interested in other enter
prises. He served twice on the Su
preme Court bench, beins: first ap
pointed in 1875, and was elected chief
justice in 1894.. I v'
- Judge Faircloth was one of the most
prominent Republicans in Eastern
-North Carolina. ;
Rockingham Anglo Sazoni A
negro named Bryant Kelley was shot
in the street between the depot and
waiting rooms Saturday night about
7 o'clock and died in a very few min
utes. "Suspicion pointed to two par
ties, Phil Boggan and Bose Chappel,
and warrants were issded for each of
them. . Neither has yet been appre
Chatham Record: We regret to
hear of the death of Mr. John D.' Dor
sett, of Hickory Mountain township,
who died on last Sunday, aged 47
years. There was an unusually
large number of marriages in Chatham
during this Christmas. On the three
days preceding Christmas day our
register of deeds issued 26 marriage
licenses, and he was a new hand at the
business at that
Salisbury Sun: Mr. John F.
Freeze, of Harts, this county, met with
a painful misfortune on last Friday
afternoon. He was in his buggy jog
ging along at a lively pace through a
piece of wood, and when directly be
neath a tall oak tree a rotten limb
gave way from the trunk of the tree.
falling across the buggy and Mr.
Free ze's legs. The bones in one leg
were broken in several places.
- Monroe Inquirer: There was
a peculiarly sad death at Mr. Zebulon
Iticharason s son, in South Monroe
township, last Saturday afternoon. A
little two year old son of Mr. and Mrs.
Richardson was" playing in the yard
when be fell headforemost into to a
pot containing about a gallon of water.
When found the little fellow was dead.
The water did not quite cover the
little fellow's head, but covered his
mouth aDd nostrils and drowned him
Durham Sun: As a result of
a hunt on Christmas day, Moses Cole;
aged about 12 years, son of Mr. and
Mrs Moses Cole, was accidentally
shot and killed by a son of Mr. and
Mrs. J.- Ed. Cole. The accident oc
curred about four miles west of Dur
ham. . Both of the boys started to
shoot ata c&?ey of birds which had
been flushed. The oher . young Cole
fired first the load of the weapuu- -taking
effect in young Moses Cole's head,
causing instant death.
Tarboro Southerner: An un
known negro lies at the point of death
near Speed. About 7:30 o'clock Wed
nesday evening he attempted to break
into the dwelling of Ben Whitley in
tbe room in which the children were.
Frank Shirley, a boy. shot at him
twice through the window to scare
him off, but this did not succeed, so
the third time he took aim and shot
the fellw in the head. Much of the
brain is out and it does not seem possi
ble that he can live. No one knows
who he is or any thing concerning
him. He wore a white hat, and had
rather Email hands and weighed about
150 pounds. He appears to be about
21 years old.
Salisbury Truth-Index: Mr.
P. Alexander Brown, who has been
spending a few days at Asheville, says
snow was falling when he leit.
Robert the 12 -year old son of Mr.
Thomas Waller, met with a very seri
ous accident Monday afternoon while
hunting larks, and incidentally proved
himself a lad of rare - nerve and pres
ence of mind. While shooting his
gun the breech pin flew out striking
the lad just above tbe right eve. The
wound made in tbe - skull was two
inches long and a half inch wide. The
boy pluckily pulled tbe breech pin out
of his brain himself. Professional
assistance was secured and when la&t
heard from the patient was doing
FIRE AT GRIFFIN, GA.
Hundreds of Bales of Cotton Burned-Loss
Estimated st $40,000.
By Telegraph to the Morning Star'.
Griffin, Ga., December 30. The
brick warehouse here caught fire about
12.30 this morning and is burning
fiercely. Five hundred bales of cotton
have already been destroyed and fully
as much more will probably be burned.
The loss will be between $30,000 and
$50,000. The cotton belongs to farmers
and the amount of insurance earned
is not known.
The city clerk and city treasurer's
office were in the warehouse, and it is
feared that all theV city records have
The estimated loss up to this time
(LIS A. M.) is $60,000. and the fire is
THE ARMY BILL.
No Prolonged Contest Over the Measure
Expected in the Senate.
By Telegraph to the Morning Star.
Washington, December 29. Sena
tor Hawley, chairman of the military
committee of the Senate, had a talk
with the President to-day about the
situation of the Army bill in the upper
house. The senator told the President
that he did not anticipate a prolonged-
contest in the Senate, lie will go
ahead with the bill as soon as the Sen
ate reconvenes on Thursday and un
less undue opposition develops will
not ask the friends of the ship subsidy
bill to give priority to his measure.
The Senator expressed perfect confi
dence that there would be no filibuster
against the army bill. -
Struggle for U. S. Senator Still In Doubt
Both Sides Confident.
By Telegraph to the Morning Star.
Habbisbubo, Pa., December 29.
The struggle for United States Senator
is still in doubt, with both sides pro
fessing to be absolutely confident of
the outcome. Colonel M. B. Quay and
his lieutenants claim positively they
have enough votes pledged to organ
ize both branches of the Legislature
and insure his election. Senator Wil
liam Flynn, of Allegheny, leader of
the anti-yuay Republicans,, and Wil
liam T. Creesy, of Columbia, the
Democratic leader of the House, insist
that the Fusionists will organize the
House and probably the Senate.
. STORM AT. PENSACOLA. .
Streets Flooded A Barque Capsized and
a Tug Foundered. Oil
By Telegraph to the Morning Star.
Pbnsacola, Fla , December 29. A
storm of wind . and rain passed oyer
the city late last night. Several streets,
were flooded.' The large steel barque
Eiandra was capBized in the bay .Tug
Klondike: and , a small - schooner
foundered. A man and his two sons
spent the night in the rigging of the
schooner and - were rescued, ' half
irozeH, hi uayjijfui. : t-V.-j Y
. - y
r: construction: Days.
By Telejrrapb to tbe Morning Star.
w Chablotth,- N.- d.:, December 89.---A
special from Goldboro i to the Obser
ver says " w 'vvr-r
Lieutenant General Nelson A.Miles,
U. S. A., is in the" 'city to-night en
route to Washington. He is returning
from a hunting-trip on the Trent river,
where he was the guest of his old'
friend, Mr. C. 0. Jerome, formerly of
Chicago. He expressed himself de-
lighted with the trip and regretted that
the duties of his position, necessitated
his return to Washington by the new
year. He discussed pleasantly ream -struction
days and referred to his resi
dence in the State as commander of the
district before its Statehood was -restored,
and especially referred to the
fact that he instigated a . move
ment of help to some 25,000 whites,
made poor as a result of war condi
tions. "Speaking of Alger's attack, he said:
'I haven't read it in its entirety. Alger
waited some two years to make the at
tack, and I guess I need be in no hurry
to make reply. - The beef question has
been pretty well condemned already
by the press of the country. If need
be, I may yet have something to say of
the rottenness of the whole affair.'"
M0SQUIT0S SPREAD DISEASE.
General Order Issued to U. S. Troops in
Cobs Precautions Eojoined to
By Telegraph to tne Morning Star.
Washington, December 29. The
United States government has form
ally recognized the responsibility of
the mosquito -tor the transmission of
yellow fever and malarial diseases.
This fact is indicated by the issuance
of a general order by Major General
Wood, at Havana, directed to his post
commanders, reciting that the chief
surgeon of the department of Cuba
has reported that it is now well estab
lished that malaria, yellow fever and
similar infections are transmitted by
the bites of - mosauitos. Therefore.
the troops are enjoinedVo observe
carefully two precautions. First they
are to use mosquito bars in all bar
racks, hospitals, . and field service .
whenever practicable. Second, they
are- to ' destroy the "wigglers," or .
young mosquitos, by the use of petro
leum on the waters where they breed.
Permanent pools or puddles are to be
filled up. To the others are to be ap
plied one ounce of kerosene to each
fifteen square feet of water twice a
month which will destroy not only the
young but the old mosquitos. This
does not injure drinking water it -drawn
from below and not dipped out. ,
Protection is thus secured, according
to the order, because the mosquito does
not fly far, seeks shelter When the
wind blows, and thus each community
breeds its Own mosquitos.
DISASTERS TO SHIPPING.
Tbe Gale In the British Channel Wreck
age Thrown Up on the Coasts.
More Loss of Life.
By Cable to the Morning star.
London, Dec. 29. Quanvties of
wreckage have been thrown up on the
different coasts, evidence of disasters
from the gale not yet reported.
-The remainder of the Spanish
steamer Enecuri, which was driven
ashore at the Portland breakwater
(where twenty-twq men got ashore,
leaving five on the wreck), 'have been
landed. The captain revisited the
vessel this morning and as he stepped .
on her deck the ship heeled over and
sank. The captain was drowned.
The 1 French barque Seine, from
Iquique September 23rd for Dunkirk,
has been driven ashore atPerranporth,
Cornwall. The crew, numbering
twenty-three men, were saved by. the
Holyhead, December 29. - The
bodies of twenty members of the crew
of the British barque Primrose Hill,
Captain Wilson, from Liverpool for
Vancouver, which went on the rocks
three miles off South Stack during the
gale and broke up, have been washed
ashore. . -
Paris, December 29. The fishing
smack Esperance foundered off Tro
port and three fishermen were lost A
pilot boat has been lost with two men.
CONDITIONS IN CUBA.
Petitions Presented for Reduction of Tariff
on Snjsr and Tobicco.
By Telegraph to the Morning Btar.
Havana, December 29. A delega
tion of ten Alpades, from the Province
of Pinar del Rio, visited Governor
General Wood to day with a petition
for a reduction of 25 per cent in the.
tariff on sugar of the United States
against Cuba, and of 50 per cent in
the export duty on tobacco, in order
to enable the planters to recoup on
these important island industries.
Governor General Wood is favorable
to the petition, and will recommend
to the Secretary of War that it be
granted, as he considers it highly
important to the peace and prosperity
Congressmen Pierce, Bailey and
Haugen, who are visiting Cuba for
the purpose of learning the opinions
of the people regarding the relations
between the United States and Cuba, '
find that the better elements desire
the closest relations, even annexation,
and that only the revolutionary ele
ments are opposed.
STEEL TUBE TRUST.
. - t
A Combination With Over $150,000,000 ;
Capital to Control the Industry.
Br Telegraph to toe Morning Star.
. Philadelphia, December 29. The
jxwnma B-uuvim to-uay says: nor
the past three weeks negotiations have -
industry in the United States by or
ganizing a combination with over
ftl50.000.000 The syndicate has so-:
eured the exclusive license under
American patents to manufacture steel
tubing by a new English process, which1 -reduces
the cost of manufacture nearly
fifty percent'!. .., . -. - -
Though long forgotten for, nearly a
quarter of century, n authentic por
trait of Chief Justice - John , Marshal, ;
of the United: States Supreme .Court
has oeem discovered. : For twenty-two
years the portrait has c hung in the
home of H. M Underwood, at Wau-.
keganTll.::-, . Vi
' William J. Bryan !arrivedat Galves-
tnn vMMMa-v and left inrrn Alter wiin
Colonel W. L. Moody for the private
game preserve of the : latter across the :
bay,' Chambers county, where he. will t