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OIL IN THE SOUTH.
There are now eight of what are
called "gushing" wells in the Beau
mont, Texas, oil field, within a few
miles of each other. A short while
ago the horers were rewarded with a
gushing well in -Louisiana, about
forty - miles North of Beaumont.
This enlarges the field very consid
erably, but does not mark the limit
of it. In speaking of the strike in
Louisiana, the New Orleans
Picayune, not an emotional paper
by any means, expresses the opinion
that this is but the beginning of the
opening of. a very rich and extensive
oil field in that State, even richer
and more extensive than that of
Texas. This may be mere specula
tion, for as far as we know there
have been no explorations for oil in
that State, although the Picayune
says the existence of oil there hasbeen
known for a good while. It seems,
however, to be sustained in this
opinion by the reported discovery of
oil in- Arkansas, where it was said
at the time arrangements were in
progress for boring and testing the
deposits if there be any.
If oil be found in Arkansas, and
there is no good reason to say it
will not be until the tests are made,
it will show that the oil region ex
tends from Texas (where Professor
Garacristi, who has made extensive
explorations, says there are two
fields) clear through Louisiana into
Arkansas, and probably further
north into Missouri, which is just
as likely to have it as Kentucky, on
the opposite side of the Mississippi
Bat that is not all. Within the
pa3t week it has been reported that
indications of oil have been discov
ered in Florida, not .far from the
Georgia line" If found in Florida
it will in all probability be found in
Georgia, as it was in Louisiana, and
may extend through that State into
if i m j ,1
Mississippi anu xennessee, as it uue
through Louisiana into Arkansas,
and probably into Missouri, for the
geological formation is pretty much
the same, and coal abounds in both
areas. Of course, if found at all it
will -be in belts in -each, but suffi
cientlv extensive to yield in 1m-
mense quantity of oil. As in all oil
fields, some wells will not have flow
enough to make -working profitable,
but a few good wells would be a
bonanza to any section in which
they might exist.
We mention these reported dis
coveries for what they may be worth,
without attaching undue importance
to them, but if they prove true it
- changes the oil situation and makes
the South the great oil field of the
continent, to which the . Alleghany
region must eventually surrender.
If the oil supply proves as extensive
as the reports indicate, it will be be
yond the power of any one Trust to
control it. . J
But even if the discoveries should
be confined to Texas and Louisiana,
there are inestimable possibilities in
this from an industrial standpoint,
not to speak of its importance com
mercially. It has been said that the
Beaumont oil has no value as an illu
minating oil, and that it is nc oniy
for fuel, but this is disputed, for oil
experts from the Alleghany fields
, say it is a good illuminating oil, but
even if it were not, and were used
for fuel only there would be splen
did profits in it, as it can be put
upon the market and sold for half
the price of Pennsylvania oil.
But it is in its fuel properties its
. great possibilities lie as a promoter
of industries. According to Pro
f essor Garacristi the assumed annual
,. output for the present of this Texas
field would be as fuel the equiva
Uent of about 10,000,000 tons of
coal at less than one fourth the cost
of coal, which solves the fuel
problem and therefore the manu
facturing industry question in sec
tions where other fuel is not avail
able at a cost that the industries
could afford. The superior heat
ing qualities of oil and the cost of
transportation, with the low cost of
oil, will put it within the reach of
every Texas industry that could
afford to employ any kind ol power.
It would be cheaper than coal at $2
a ton and any manufacturing in
dustry could afford to burn coal at
Of course in utilizing -this fuel
Texas will have the advantage of
other States "because of the prox
imity of the industrial plants estab
lished to the source of supply' and
the consequent low cost of transpor
tation. It may be even piped into
some towns which may become
manufacturing centers, as oil, and
natural gas are piped into some of
the Northern and Western towns.
There were, as well as we remem
ber, when the last report was pub
lished three cotton mills in Texas.
One of the reasons assigned why
there were so few was the scarcity
and consequent high price of fuel.
Oil fuel will dispose of that diffi
culty and givelihe cotton mills es
tablished the cheapest and accord
ing to tests the best fuel known. . .
Texas now produces about one-
third of the cotton rop of the
South. She could, if she would,
without even taxing her cotton
producing area or encroaching upon
the lands that may be needed for
other purposes, produce more cot
ton than the whole South produces
now or is likely to produce for some
years to come. With this capacity
to produce cotton more cheaply than
it can be produced anywhere else in
the cotton belt, and the advantage
of an abundance of this very cheap
fuel practically at the doors of the
factories, what is there to prevent
that State from becoming the great
cotton manufacturer of the conti
nent if her people say so and bend
their energies in that direction?
But cheap fuel opens another
great industrial field to which the
Texans themselves have doubtless
given but little thought, because
they didn't look upon it as among
the possibilities much less the prob
abilities, until the fuel problem was
Professor Caracristi, in a very in
teresting paper in the Baltimore
Manufacturers' Record on the possi
bilities of Texas oil, calls attention
to this in speaking of the iron de
posits in Llano county, which have
not been worked for the same reason
that few cotton mills have been
built in Texas, that is the scarcity
and consequent high cost of suita
ble fuel. He believes the oil fuel
solves this problem, and makes it
possible for Texas to revolutionize
the Bteel making industry in this
The discovery of these great oil
supplies will strengthen the convic
tion of those who have predicted that
the South is destined to become the
great industrial empire of this coun
PATRONAGE A3 A WEDGE
The indications are pretty plain
that Mr. Mckinley s programme is
to use patronage as a wedge to split
the Democratic party in the South
wherever there is any. prospect of
doing that. It is understood that
the dispensing of this patronage in
South Carolina has been placed in
the hands of Senator McLaurin, who
is co operating with the McKinley
administration, while still professing
to be a Democrat, and going around
in Democratic disguise. But it is as
transparent as a wire fence.
He began his operations by giving
offices to two "Democrats," one of
whom voted for McKinley at the
last election. Whom the other
voted for we don't know, but he
took McLaurin's ibait. and is now
doubtless a good j 'McKinley Demo
crat." The third venture was on
General Hampton, who declined and
somewhat " emphatically. Senator
McLaurin says he had no idea what
ever of winning Gen. Hampton to
his side by this offer, which was
made at the suggestion of one of
Gen. Hampton's friends, and was
acted upon by him on account of
his great admiration for and warm
interest in that distinguished and
honored son of South Carolina. He
thought making the tender of the
DostmastershiD at Columbia would
be a nice thing to do, and that poli
tics wasn't in it.
' Giving him whatever credit he
may be entitled to in this statement,
wasn't there politics in it? Of
course if Gen. Hampton had accept:
ed that offer he could not have
accompanied it with conditions
declaring his adherence to the Dem
ocratic party, and he would have
been classed by all who didn't
know just where he stood, as a Mc-
Laurin-McKinley Democrat, and
the McLaurinites would have used
that, and .Gen. Hampton's name
to give respectability to their move
ment and make proselytes for the
new party. That's what they would
have done and doubtless Gen.
Hampton saw it and declined to
nermit himself to be so used. In
that sense, whatever Senator Mc
Laurin's motives may have been, or
whatever the inspiration that caused
him to make the offer, there was
politics and lots of it in that tender
to Gen. Hampton.
Since then the son of Senator Mc-
Enery has been appointed to the
place of assistant postmaster in New
Orleans. ' He is another "McKinley
Democrat." -But the . probabilities
are that they are overdoing this
business, for the kind of men they
are appointing are -not the ,
-who will make a serious rift in the
Democratic log,and a further prob
ability is that they.'will drive more
Republicans put of the party than
they will draw Democrats into it.
IMPERIALISM IN DETROIT.
The people of Detroit, Michigan,
had a practical illustration of impe
rialism Tuesday night which resulted
in a riot in which a number of the
people and some policemen were in
jured. The cause was an arbitrary
and despotic attempt by the Direc
tor of Police to suppress free speech,
and prevent the people from gather
ing to listen to the speeches of a
"single tax exhorter," whose refer
ences to "wealthy tax dodgers"
were displeasing to this police boss.
Just what this exhorter said is not
stated, but it doesn't seem that his
speeches were doing anybody any
harm, and therefore it does not ap
pear what excuse this police boss had
for massing his police, ordering the
people to move on, and trampling
them under the feet of the horses
the policemen rode when they re
fused to move on, or didn't move
on fast enough. If this ex
horter was doing anything against
the law why not arrest him, instead
of trying to disperse the people
who came to hear him and trampling
them under horses' hoofs when they
refused to be dispersed? The pre
sumption should be that being in
the United States there ought to be
free speech in Detroit as well as in
other cities, but this imperial police
director stems to have thought dif
ferently and therefore made this
-despotic attempt upon it, resulting,
as might have been expected, in riot
While this riot was going on the
mayor oi the' city addressed the
people, counselling order and de
claring that he did not approve of
this effort to suppress free speech
and doubtless expressed the senti
ments Of a majority of the people of
that city, who are not yet ready to
bow their heads to imperialism with
out protest or resistance.
"We want to make people
in distant lands familiar with our
products," declares President Mc
Kinley. So we do so we do: and,
therefore, let us pull down the bars
and trade! Philadelphia Record,
There is much palaver of the
Philippines being an outlet for our
negro population, but one of the
Augusta negroes who is a soldier
there writes to a white friend that
he is very anxious to return and go
to work at the Union Compress.
He is sick of the Philippines.
Augusta CJironicle, Dem.
A Southern negro has started
a movement to induce his brethern
to adandon the habit of - carrying
razors. This movement ought to
extend to the Northern negro as
Boon as possible. The razor is a
more objectionable weapon than a
pistol to the victim on whom it is
used, and there ought to be a
special and severe punishment for
every barbarian on whose person one.
is found concealed. Brooklyn Citi
A SECOND HAIL' STORM. ,
Sections of the Truck Belt Again Visited
Yesterday Afternoon Much Dam
age is Wrought.
Sections of the trucking belt conti
guous to Wilmington were visited by
another verv severe hail storm last
Friday afternoon and the damage to
crops, especially strawberries, is
thought to be great in the communi
Mr. B. J. Rivenbark, who came in
that evening from Mount Olive, brings
report of a very heavy fall from that
point as far down as South Washing
ton. At Willard it was especially
severe and in some of the sections the
stones were several inches deep on the
A produce commission solicitor, of
the many hundred that are now in
this territory, said Friday afternoon
in speaking of the first storm Tuesday,
that he did not care to go in the mar
ket just yet, until the effects of the
storm are posted, as all berries now in
the sections visited by the storm are
of inferior quality and size. With
the storm Friday - afternoon it is
very probable that the damage to
strawberries alone will run away up
in the thousands.
The following special from Ivan
hoe, on the A. & Y. railroad, was re
ceived Friday night:
Ivanhoe, N. C, May 10. A severe
hail storm visited this section this
afternoon, beginning at 4:55 P. M.
and continuing until 5 :05 P. M., with
a heavy rain. The size of the hail
stones was from the size of a bird's
egg to that of a goose egg. Consider
able damage resulted to crops, and
the glass windows in many houses
were broken. A second fall of hail
came about twenty minutes later and
lasted for twelve minutes. The hail
stones were the largest ever seen here,
some of them picked up after the storm
having been two and a quarter inches
The steamer Clara Mien dur
ing the past week made hauls of some
thing over ten million "fat backs" for
the Menhaden fishery - down the
WILMINGTON, N . C, j
NEW REVENUE ACT.
Amendments Were Material and !
Did Not Pass the Three Sepa
THE NEWS IN RALEIGH.
Lieut. Governor Thioks There is Really
Something is Claim of Wilmlogtoi
, Lawyers Talk of Extra Session,
Act of 1899 Also Invalid.
The exclusive publication in th
daily Stab Wednesday morning of thex
probable invalidation of t the new
Revenue Act passed by the last Legis
lature, has caused widespread atten
tion all over the State. The counsel
employed in Wilmington upon the
case are hard at work to maintcjn.
their position already set forth in these
columns tbat the manner of the passage
of the bill was in direct conflict with
Article 2, Section 14 of the State Con
stitution, and in Raleigh, where the
records are being searched, it is given
out that the position of the Wilming
ton lawyers is pretty well grounded in
that the bill did not pass the constitu
The News and Observer of yesterday,
in printing a decision of the Supreme
Court bearing upon the case (Glenn
vs. Wray, 126 N. C. 730 and decided
in May, 1890,) says:
"The matter presents many interest
ing questions and it now seems not
unlikely that an agreed case will be
made up and presented to the Supreme
Court for its immediate action. If the
law is to be tested at all, it is impor
tant that it be tested at once, as tax
listing soon begins.
"Naturally the State officials are
much concerned about the matter and
will at once thoroughly investigate
the facts in regard to the passage of
"It is claimed that the bill was not
passed in the manner required by the
Constitution, in that material amend
ments were adopted on the third read
ing and the bill was then finally
passed, whereas it. should have been
again put on its three several readings
on three different days and passed by
an aye and no vote."
Lieut Gov. Turner, president of the
Senate, when seen in regard to the
bill, said he thought there was some
thing in the contention of the Wil
mington people in regard to the pass
age of the bill and the possibility of
its being null and void. He appeared
to be of the opinion that the act must
either stand as finally passed and rati
fied or fail entirely. "In that case,"
he said, "we would have to fall back
upon the Revenue Act of 1899. But
that also was passed in exactly the
same manner as the 1901 act; and, in
fact, I think very Ravenue . Act the
State has had for many years was
passed in the same way, the point
having never before been raised."
Upon this opinion the question of
an extra session of the Legislature
naturally suggested itself, and Gov
ernor Aycock was seen. He said that
he had been so busily engrossed with
the text book matter that he had been
unable to carefully examine into the
question, but did not think the act
will be, or can be, disturbed on ac
count-of the amendments adopted to
it. As to the extra session, he said
he had not thought about it and could
not say what he would do if the act
was declared null and void.
Regarding the question the follow
ing special telegram was received by
the Stab last night:
"Raleigh, N. C, May 9. The rais
ing of the question as to the legality
of the passage of the Revenue act
through the General Assembly is
scarcely taken seriously in official
circles here. No steps have been
taken as yet to investigate the matter
save to ascertain that the act passed
just as all such measures have been
enacted during the past fifty years or
"James H. Pou, than whom there is
no better legislative expert hereabouts,
said here to-night that his opinion
was that there is no ground whatever
upon which to question the legality
of the act and was surprised that there
should be any question raised as to its
"The general opinion here is that if a
test case be made up, the Supreme
Court, in observing its past policy of
passing upon work of the Legislature,
would certainly hold the act binding
as passed." ,
THE DAMAGE BY HAIL.
Was Slight in Vicinity of Warsaw Sec
ond Storm In Nash County.
Special Star Telegram.
Wabsaw, N. O., May 9 There was
no material damage here by the recent
hail, and the damage'in the vicinity
was only slight.
Spbing Hope, N. C, May 9. The
heaviest rain and hail storm of several
years struck here last night about 9
o'clock. While the hail stones were
not very large, "they fell thick and
fast, and did considerable damage to
gardens and young crops. The leaves
were badly beaten off the trees. The
rain poured in torrents for half an
hour. The town was flooded in some
places, the water being about two feet
deep in the streets.
Teachers' Assembly Committee.
Messrs. Jas. H. Chadbourn, Sr., W.
A. Johnson, W. Catlett, J. J. Blair,
Jas. F. Post R. J. Jones, D. C. Love,
W. H. Sorunt and M. W. Jacobi have
hPAn namad aa a committee to make
preliminary arrangements for the N.
C Teachers' Assembly at Wrights-
ville June mth to 16th. The commit
tee will hold its first meeting on May
FRIDAY MAY 17, 1901.
- The award of the contract for
police uniforms was made yesterday
to the Fishblate Clothing Company,
over three other bidders.
Capt. J. W. Harper was the
lowest bidder for the government
transportation from Caswell to South-
port among the-number of bids that
were opened Thursday.
The Stab is glad to note from
a private letter received yesterday that
Mr. H. E. Newbury, of Magnolia, has
been back from the hospital some time
and that his health is much improved.
-The A. C L. passenger train
from the .North was delayed about
tjf o hours yesterday morning on ac
couni ox . ine derailment of some
freight cars at Dudley, a station near
Thog. C. Miller, of Philadel
phia, yesterday transferred to Andrew
j. Wtker for $L40O. the house and
lot on east side of 8eventh street be ¬
tween Walnut and Red Cross streets,
Van J. Millis and" wife yester
day transferred by deed to W. S.
Walker the house and lot at north
east corner of Seventh and Dawson
streets, 66x165 feet in. size. The con
sideration is $425.
Thos. Jenkins, George Clark
aad O. Howlard, all colored, and pro
fessional shoplifters, were sent over to
the Criminal Court by Mayor Waddell
yesterday for larceny of goods from
the Mercer & Evans Company
and Fishblate Clothing Company.
Tne negroes were arrested on a clever
bit of detective work by Capt. Robert
REV. P. H. T. HORSFIELD.
Understood That He Will Again
St. James Until the Pall.
The Stab learns on unquestioned
authority that the Rev. Frederick H.
T. Horsfield has been engaged as tem
porary rector again by the vestry of
St James' parish and that he will ar
rive from Burlington, N. C, in time
to conduct services next Sunday. Rev.
Mr. Horsneid will likely remain as
temporary rector of St James' until
about October 1st. He is well known
and highly esteemed by Wilmington
people, he having served as temporary
rector of St James' a month or more
ago. At present he has another tem
porary charge at Burlington.
Boys' Brigade Excursion.
The annual excursion of Col. Walk
er Taylor's Boys Brigade will take
place this year on May 20th and will
be to Carolina Beach, where there will
be a target practice and dancing and
refreshments at Sedgeley Hall Club
house. The committee of arrange
ments is composed of Lieut. Jas. A.
Price, Sergeant E P. Dudley and C
KANSAS SALOON SMASHERS.
Three Yonnr Ulrls Roughly Handled in a
Saloon at Wichita.
By Telesr&pb to the Morning Star.
Wichita, Kan., May 11. Winona
Kilgore, Anna Peoples and Jasmine
Wilhoit, the latter a daughter of Iuch
Wilhoit. a colleague of Mrs. Nation,
smashed the Sumit saloon here this
afternoon. They entered with rocks
and the barkeeper did not know that
an attack was threatened until the
class befiran to crash about his ears.
Fred Wolf, the proprietor, Knocked
the girls down with his fist and then
pitched them, one after the other, into
the street Miss Wilhoit's brother
came to their aeience ana won
struck him. making a long gash on
his face from which the blood flowed
freely. In the melee Miss Peoples'
wrist was broken. The police arrested
the girls and lodged them in the city
Mrs. uame JNation arrivea nere 10-
nieht after an exciting day at Harper.
There was a circus in town and she
organized a raid on saloons, but was
arrested before she could do any
smaBhine:. She was released on
nromisine that she would take the
next train out of town. 8he did so. !
TEXAS OIL FIELDS.
Land Litigation Growing Out of the Ad
vance in Values.
By Telegraph to tne Morning star.
Beaumont, Texas, May 11. The
climax of land litigation growing out
of the advance in values following the
oil strike was reached to day when the
Lucas Gusher and the McFadden No.
3 were sued for. The suit is styled.
Emma R. Boring et al. versus W. P.
McFadden et al.. and makes the Gutfy
Land Company one of the parties to
the suit. Plaintiffs claim that they
are being damaged in the sum of
$10,000 daily by the withdrawal of
oil from the wells to the amount of
at least 35.000 barrels each day. aggre
gating $850,000, and by reason of
plaintiff disposing of it they claim a
further damage of $350,000; making a
total damage of $1,800,000. They ask
that an injunction be issued restraining
the defendants from further operations
until they give legal security for the
value of the plaintiff's interest They
claim that their title exists as heirs.
Supposed to be tbe Assailant of a Youog
White Woman at Springvllle, Ala.
By Telegrapn to tne Horning star.
Atlanta, Ga., May 1L A special
to the Journal, from Birmingham,
An unknown negro, thought to be
James Brown, who is charged with
assaulting Miss- Delia Garrett of
Bpnngville, was snot ana miiea by a
number of white men near. Leeds,
twelve miles from Birmingham, this
morning. The negro got off a South
ern railway train, and men at the
depot noticing a resemblance to Brown
called on him to halt The negro ran
and waa riddled with bullets. The
coroner called in the case is of the
opinion that the wrong man has been
THE MORNING FIRE.
Damage Will Likely Not Exceed
$80,000 With Only Par- ; .
NEED OF A ' FIRE "LIGHTER.
It Wis Demonstrated by the Blaze in Em
phatic Manner Y. M. C. A. Boat
Club Lost Probable Origin of
Little remains to be told of the de-
structive fire early Saturday morning
on the river front, between Chesnut
and Grace streets, from what has al
ready been published in these col
Although the wind was compara
tively calm and shifted so as to carry
the flames toward the river soon after
the blaze began- leaping into the air
and shooting sparks and cinders to
ward the east, the fire department did
well in confining the loss to the block
in which the nre started and saviner
much from total destruction that was
in that block. The losses will prob
ably not reach the $100,000 mark as
hurriedly estimated before the flames
were subdued, but it is certain tbat
they Will aggregate as much as
The estimates on individual prop
erty as given in yesterday's Stab were
practically correct, with the excep
tion of the Schlilz Brewing Company's
plant, the damage to which will prob
ably not exceed $250; the Wilming
ton Brokerage Company found its
loss only about $250, with no insur
ance; Roger Moore's Sons & Co , will
have a loss of about $1,500, but they
are fully protected by insurance. Mr.
S. P. McNair's loss is $21,500, with
$18,500 insurance and a loss not men
tioned in yesterday's account is four
boats belonging to the Y. M. C. A.
boat club, valued at $60 with no in
surance. The fire clearly demonstrated j,he
need of a fire-lighter for fighting
flames of that character from the
river. Apparatus of this kind could
have been used to much advantage
yesterday morning. Another need
of the department appears to be
horses for the reserve engine. Two
hose reel horses had to be sent to the
Sixth and Castle station yesterday
morning for the "Adrian."
The origin of the fire is now thought
to have been in the warehouse at the
south of the burned wharf and prob
ably came from colored boys, who
gathered about in nooks and corners
Jhere to sleep. The firemen and
those who first discovered the blaze
do not think it came from the first
fire in Capt Metts' hay warehouse.
BANK TELLER ARRESTED.
Charged With Being Short In His Ac
Br Telegraph to tne Horning; star.
Washington, May 11. Controller
of the Currency Dawes to-day received
a telegram from New Orleans an
nouncing tbat the teller of the Hi
bernian bank was short in bis accounts
$36,000. The United States attorney
was informed of the shortage, and the
teller was immediately arrested. The
bank's condition is reported good, and
the institution has the teller's bond.
also said tff be good for $25,000. The
bank nas a capital and surplus of
New Orleans. May 1L Samuel
Flower, paving teller of the Hibernian
National Bank.' was arrested here to
day by a United States marshal,
charged with a shortage of $36,000.
lie was released on a bond or fiu.uuu.
Flower's bond to the bank was $25,000.
Flower is a cousin of the late Mayor
Flower and is a son of the late ex-
United States sub Treasurer Samuel
Flower, of this city.
Volunteer Regiments in the Philippines
Will Leave Manila This Week.
By Telesrapb to tne Horning Star.
Washington, May ll. it is ex
pected at the War Department that
the homeward movement of the ten
volunteer regiments in the Philip
pines will begin to-day or to -morrow,
by the departure from Manila of the
transports Hancock, Pennsylvania
and Bufford, carrying the 3lst 40th
and 4lst infantry. The remaining
seven regiments will be forwarded by
other transports between now and the
20 instant and the officers of the quar
termasters7 department predict that
the last of the volunteer army will be
in this country ready for muster out
by June 20th, ten days before that
army expires cy limitation.
A CHILD KILLED.
Pifteen Others Injured by the Collapse of
a Dilapidated Building.
8v Telegraph to tbe Moraine Star.
Chicago, May 11. In their eager
ness to procure firewood from the di
lapidated two-story and basement
frame structure in the rear of 620
Arrabee street a number of children
living in the neighborhood chopped
the supports from beneath the rotten
structure to-day.' In the crash that
followed one was instantly killed and
seven others were buried beneath the
debris. In all, about fifteen children
were caught beneath the falling walls
of the structure. The injured will re
More Claims Piled Against the New York
and Bermudez Company.
By cable to the Horning Star.
Cabacas, Venezuela, May 11.
Three new claims have been filed by
Venezuelans against the New York
and Bermudez Asphalt uompany.
One claim includes the ground upon
which stands the new rennery.
The decision of the court on all the
the exceptions presented by the New
York and Bermudez Asphalt com
pany is expected next Friday.
Greenville Reflector : James
Brown. colored man. shot himself in
the top of the head with a pistol Thurs
day morning. The ball . was too high
to penetrate the skull but made a con siderable
scalp wound. The man waa
run of whiskey and it is thoueht he
shot himself with suicidal intent
gencer: Mrs. Jennette May died at
the home of her grandson, Mr, C. H.
May, at Morven, last Thursday, aged
' years Andrew Katliir, an old
colored man, who is said to have been
nearly 100 years ; old, died at the
county home Sunday night.
Wilson Times: There was a
furious hail and rain storm in Greene
county last Tuesday morning. The
hail fell in a space about two miles in
width, and ruined tobacco beds, fruit
gardens and in fact everything green
tbat came in its path. It is said that
Contentnea creek rose six feet in an
incredibly short space of time.
Goldsboro Araus: I A terrible
storm, including wind, rain, hail and
snow, is reported to have visited the
enure Piedmont section this (Friday)
looming, extending as far as Raleigh,
doing great damage to growing crops
and property. The same storm reach
ed here at 12 o'clock, with heavy rain
and a considerable fall of hail. The
latter seems to have done little dam
age in this immediate vicinity, but at
this writing in the midst of the pre
vailing ram we are unable to learn
either particulars or extent as to its
prevalence or damage. Great fear that
our truckers, and farmers in general,
have suttered considerable loss is en
Dunn Banner: The farmers
are about through with their planting.
The outlook through this section at
present is encouraging for good crops.
- A destructive tire swept through
the woods near Agier last Monday a
week ago. The fire burnt a distance
of about four miles, being more than
a mile wide. A large quantity of tim
ber, together with a few cottages.
were destroyed. Last Wednes
day evening, in Sampson county, Mr.
U, K. McNeill went out to destroy a
tick bed and in doing so the fire got
the advantage of him and burned up
Mr. John E. Wilson's saw mill and
several thousand feet of lumber, to
gether with several acres of valuable
timber: The loss to Mr. Wilson was
nearly two thousand dollars, with no
Sanford Express: It is said
that the prospects for a good wheat
crop are very promising. The
Sanford Furniture Factory will be
ready to start in a few days. Ben
Harrison Jones, who was stolen by
Gypsies two months ago, and who
was overtaken in Atlanta, was here
Wednesday on his way back to Fay
etteville. Rev. J. A. Smith, of
Fair Bluff, was in town th? other day
and had with him a relic of the late
Civil War in the shape of a tallow
candle. During the war a blockade
runner called the Beauregard, a Con
federate boat, was wrecked off the
coast near Fort Fisher. During the
great storm of 1898 the cargo of the
old freight which remained in the
hulk of the old boat for so may years,
was cast up by the sea and found on
the beach in a perfect state of preser
vation. It consisted of candles and
meat. Some of themeat was cooked
and found to be good. It had been
preserved by the salt water. The
candle which Mr. Smith had was pre
sented to him by Mr. Ben Jacobs, of
Wilmington. He expects to present
it to the muBeum of the Baptist Female
University at Raleigh.
J. P1ERPONT MORGAN.
The American Financier Remains In Paris
Inaccessible to Interviewers Anx
iously Awaited in London.
By Cable to the Horning Star.
Paris, May 11. J. Pierpont Morgan
remains inaccessible to interviewers,
He has spent considerable time during
the last two days in the Paris office of
the banking house of Har jes, Morgan
& Company, where he was in constant
cable communication with New York.
He has been of anxious mien, though
judging from his looks on returning
to bis hotel to-night ne is now in an
easier frame of mind.
Mr. Morgan refuses to be seen in re
ply to notes sent him. The hotel
people Bay he will go to London to
morrow, and it was understood yes
terday tbat he would take the first
steamer from England for the United
States, but this morning he told a
friend he hoped to be able to avoid the
necessity for his departure for home
and to return to Paris for an audience
with President Loubet in a few days
The result of inquiries 8 made indi
cate that no journalist whatever will
be received by Mr. Morgan and he will
make no statement of any sort further
than to say he will not talk.
London, May 11. A special meet
ing of the Stock Exchange committee
has been summoned for Monday in
the hope of reaching a solution in the
difficulty in which operators land
brokers who have given calls for
Northern Pacific for the end of May
and July find themselves. It develop'
ed to day that every share here is held
by the Morgans and Kuhn, Lioeb oc
Company, and therefore- the brokers
are unable to secure a single share for
delivery. The situation has a
oppressing enect. uwing to tne clos
ing of the New York Stock Exchange
1 - . x . 1 1
Americans were absolutely stagnant
awaiting developments. J. Pierpont
Morgan will be in London this after
noon and a conference will probably
be held. It is hoped he and
Kuhn, Loeb & Co. will do some
thing to relieve the situation. In the
meanwhile, there is considerable
anxiety, Though the closing of, the
Stock Exchange here was easier, quo
tations mostly showed a marked ad
vance. Northern Pacific common
was quoted at an advance of 30
points, in connection with , the settle
TURKEY AND THE POWERS.
Demands of the Porte Creates
Cessation of Relations.
By Telegraph to the Horning star.
Constantinople, May 11. A third
note, evidently emenating direct from
the Sultan, was delivered to-day to the
ambassadors, demanding in peremptory
language the immediate suppression of
the foreign postoffices and -reiterating
the charges of smuggling against
foreign officials. The ambassadors im
mediately returned the note to the
Porte, thus creating a partial cessation
of relations between the embassies and
the Turkish government, t
ExQov. Northern Elected President of the
Convention Other Officers Re
ports of Committees Read.
By Telegrapb to tne Kocnuui Star.
New Obleans, May 10. The 46th
annual convention of the Southern
Baptist Association opened to-day.
The convention elected the follow
ing officers by acclamation :
f resident, former Governor W. J.
Northern, of Georgia; secretaries,
Lansing, Burrows of Nashville and O.
F. Gregory of Baltimore: vice nraai-
t dents, Gov. W. W. B;eard of Louisi
ana, Gov. A. H. Loneino of Missis
sippi, ex Govt J. P. Eagle of - Arkan
sas, and Rev. T. T. Eaton of Louis
As a result of the appeal of Rev. W.
A. Hilson, of the first Baptist church.
Jacksonville, the convention sub
scribed $3,995 for the fire sufferers in
that city, and $412 for the pastor wbo
escaped with only the "clothes h .
The main work of the day was hear
ing reports of committees and boards.
The Sunday School Board reported
having raised $78,380 for the work du
ring the year. The Home Mission
Board reported 811 missionaries. 2.660
churches and stations, 13,800 additions,.
100 churches built 511 Sunday schools
established and$91,075 receivedlduring
the year, all the States except two
showing increased contributions. The
board discussed the negro question .
and Cuban evangelization and asked
for $200,000 for the work this year.
New -Obleans, May lL Today's
conventions of both the Southern
Baptists and the Woman's Missionary
Union were devoted to setting forth
work of foreign missions, home mis-'
sions, Sunday school work and the
building of churches. Cuba came in
for a large share of attention at the
men's meeting, while the negro ques
tion was discussed by. the women.
DETROIT TROUBLE SETTLED.
Peaceful Solution of Matters That Brongbt
On the Bloody Riot Last Prl
j day Night.
By Telegraph to the Hornuut star.
Detroit, Mich., May 11. Mayor
Maybury and Director of Police Frank
C. Andrews held a conference to-day
which resulted in a peaceful solution
of the matters which have. been dis
turbing the public mind here since
Mr. Andrews became the head of the
police department Mr. Andrews agreed
to take no action relative to - the
suppression of free speech on the
campus by single tax orators or others
without first consulting the mayor.
The mayor announced that he would
make a speech on the campus to-night.
As a result about 7,000 people gathered
there to hear him. There- were no
police present and there was no dis
order. Mr. Maybury addressed the
crowd from Tom Bowden's single tax
wagon -and urged the people to make
no demonstration, such as was wit
nessed last night, and said it was not
the intention of the authorities to re
strict free speech. He said he was
sure the people of this city were or
derly and law-abiding, and that they
would do as he wished. The crowd
gave him several hearty cheers and
gradually dispersed before the single
tax orator, who followed Mr. May
bury, had time to warm up to his argu
ment EASTMAN ACQUITTED.
Conclusion of Trial of the Harvard
strnctor Charged With the Murder
of His Brotherio.Law.
By Telegraph to the Horning Star.
Cambridge, Mass., May 11. After
a long and dramatic trial, Charles R.
Eastman, the Harvard instructor, to
night was acquitted of the charge of
murdering his brother in law, Richard
H. Grogan, Jr., while at target prac
tice on July 4th last.
The jury after listening for nearly
three weeks to a mass of testimony.
followed by two days of argument,
debated five hours and a half before
reaching a verdict. When the ver
dict was announced there was a de
monstration among the 150 spectators
which the court officers were entirely
unable to suppress for some minutes.
The youner man's father, wbo has
stood loyally by his side through the
long strain, and wbo has spared no
expense in lawyers and in experts to
clear his son of the charge, was tbe
first to press his hand as he stepped
from the prisoners' cage. e
Before the jury left their Beats iuast-
man went over and shook hands with
each one and then passed out into an
ante-room, where he was greeted by
his relatives and friends.
RUSSIA WANTS MONEY.
Will Negotiate a Loan to tbe Amount of
By Gable to-tne Horning star.
St. Petebsbtjbg, May 11. The fol
lowing ukase was issued to-day:
"The minister of finance, in order
to restore the treasury advances to
railway companies in 1901, and to meet
the expenditures of the current year.
nas authorized tne issue oi a loan to
the nominal amount of 424,000,000
francs, to be called the Russian
four per cent, consolidation rente.
The. valuation of the bonds will be
500, 2.600 and 12,500 francs. The 500
francs are equivalent to 187J roubles,
404 marks, 19 5s 6d sterling and
$96.50. The interest is payable quar- -terly,
beginning June 1st The bonds
will not be redeemable before January
14th, J.960. They are free from all
IN SOUTH AFRICA.
Kitchener Reports Capture of Stock and
Supplies and Surrender of Boers.
By Telegraph to the Herning star.
London, May 11. Lord Kitchener
reports to the War Office, under date
of Pretoria, May 10th, as follows:
"Since May 5tb. twenty-eight Boers
have been killed, six wounded and
130 taken prisoners, and 183 have sur
rendered. Nine thousana rounds oi
ammunition, 239 wagons, 1,500 horses
and large quantities of - grain and
stock have been captured.
WILLIE M'CORMICK POUND DEAD.
It Is Believed That He Was Accidentally
By Telegraph to the Horning Btar.
New Yobk, May 10. The body of,
13-year-old Willie McCormick, who
disappeared from his home, at High
Bridge, six weeks ago, was found to
day, floating on the surface of Crom
well's creek, not far from the McCor
mick home. The father and sister of
tbe boy identified the body by the
clothes. It is believed he was acci
dentally drowned. ,