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jhe TKEceMij Mint.
W ILLIAM H. BEBNABD
Editor and Proprietor. .
WILMINGTON, N. C.
Friday, - - May 31, 1901.
GREAT MANY "WHYS."
vThe Republican papers of the
North are just now giving a good
deal of attention to the South, a
different kind from that they gave
it a few years ago. The immediate
cause of this attention is the move
ment inaugurated by' Senator Mc
Laurin, of South Carolina, -to en
tice Democrats from their own par
ty and make them allies of the Re
publican party by endorsing its pol
icies -and voting for them, while
still calling themselves Democrats,
as Mr. McLaurin does, or "Com
mercial Democrats," as the gentle
man who introduced Senator Mc
Laurin at Gaff ney called them.
That's what Senator McLaurin
thinks they ought to do, what he
is trying to persuade them to do,
and that's what the Republican
leaders and organs in the North
would like to have them do.
These leaders and organs would
not care what name they did it un
der, whether these allies called
themselves McLaurin Democrats,
Protection Democrats, McKinley
Democrats, Commercial Democrats,
or any other kind of Democrat,
provided they kicked against the
Democratic party and helped keep
the Republican party in power.
In commenting upon an inter
view of Senator Carmack, of Ten
nessee, in which he spoke of the
McLaurin movement, the Philadel
phia Press puts the case thus:
"The idea.' said Senator Carmack, of
Tennessee, in a Washington interview,
which has been widely commented
upon, 'that the South is about to make
a tumultuous rush for the Republican
party is pure nonsense."
"Nobody is asking the 'South to
make a tumultuous rush' or any other
of 'rush' to the Republican party. No
body expects it. This country is not
made up of a 'Southland 'North,' or
of any other section. This is a coun
of States and citizens, an indissoluble
union of indestructible States, gov
erned by their free citizen.
"These citizens in Southern States,
by the hundred thousand, believe in
ine gold standard. They want protec
tion. They back expansion. They
vigorous foreign policv,
a StrOMS f0At Than
loyed to see the flag crowning the
wans or Feking. They want
it to stay in the Philippines.
They desire Cuba to be kept free from
yellow fever. They have ho place
nor patience for any claim of 'sover
eignty' which will bring disease to our
Gulf ports. They want a sound bank
ing Bystem. They prefer a bank cir
culation to either more silver or more
legal tender notes. They are in favor
of having their rivers and harbors im
proved. - "All these things citizens of the
Southern States desire. There is
scarcely a single Southern State to
day which has not a white majority in
favor of this platform, and taking all
legal voters the majority for these
principles would be overwhelming.
Then why not vote for it? Why not
'Call the party what you will.
Oiveitwhat name you please. But
stand for the principles you believe
m. Vote for them. Send men to
Congress to vote for them. Give the
"Southern business needs it So do
Southern railroads. Southern enter
prises languish for security. Free
, silver would bankrupt the South.
Wildcat banks would ruin itr busi
ness. Yellow fever rife again in Cuba
would infect Southern ports with
pestilence once more. Southern man
ufacturers need a foreign market. Ex
pansion brings one.
This is a unique combination of
assumption and fact, of truth and
error, of frankness and duplicity,
some of which is in striking con
trast to the tone used towards the
South but a few short years ago, but
it assumes too much in sumiosinir
that average Southern intelligence
cannot see through all this and de-1
tectihe motive and the sophistry in I
it. Nobody, as it says, expects the
South to make a "tumultuous" or
any other kind of a rush to the Re
publican party. The South, which
has resisted overtures and ; tempta-1
woub Deiore, is too well known and
understood to justify any expecta- I
tion of that kind, but the Republi-1
uan leaders do hope .and perhaps ex
pect that enough Democrats may be
persuaded by Missionary, McLaurin
and his assistants to vote with the
Republicans to give the Republican
party a stronger and more respecta
ble foothold in the South and
: J-ZrB0 "t0mcar h
tb they would rZ S mairity of one even tter
of giving SSr 7 U8e the eiPlaDation of the more ob
of gmng Republican support to jectionable cW. HW0a tw
snr.n wir ,&nn t x . - , 1
run for office, feeling that by thus
doing they were strengthening the
Republican party and securing
more support for these Republi
can policies. -It may be incident
ally remarked that organs like the
Press have been somewhat tardy
in discovering, or at least acknowl
edging, thatthis conntryis not made
up of a "South" and '-North" or
of any other section, a fact which
representatives of the South have
been insisting upon for years before
they could get the organs referred
to to acknowledge it. For years;
Presidential campaign after cam
paign, they harped;on the sectional
line, and either scolded or pitied
the "benighted" South which per
sisted in being Democratic and re
fusing to admit the divine orisrin of
- j-rcmuurttia as mi&rnt
the Republican party and the divine
inspiration of tariff protection and
such other policies as that party
stood for. Now, however, it
is expedient to break the "solid
South", for they haye no assurance
that there may not be trouble, and
party divisions in the North which
might jeopardize the hold the Re-
publican party has 'on the national
Government and hence it would be
a good thing to divide the South
and get some votes to offset - the
votes lost in the North v As for be
ing especially interested in the pro
gress and prosperity of the South
any more now than they were a few
years ago when they were scolding
it and considering the ways and
means of neutralizing its political
power as some of them are threat
ening to do now by reducing its
representation in Congress and in
the electoral college, is mere moon
shine through which any one can
While, as we have remarked, there
are some true statements j in the
editorial from the Press, mnch of
it is mere assumption without foun
dation, and would be more correctly
stated if put in the negative form.
While there may be, and doubtless
are, some persons in the South in
favor of all these things the Press
says, there are incomparably more
who are not in favor of them as the
Press and the party for which it
speaks understands them. The mass
of the white people of the South
are practically honest and sincere and
are opposed to the policies of the
Republican party on the tariff pro
tection, money, expansion, etc., as
wrong in principle and not to be
endorsed from selfish motives, the
only motive that could influence'any
Democrat to endorse them. If Mr.
McLaurin proposes to travel- that
road they will let him go with a very
small company. '
A COMING EMPIRE.
There is a coming empire in the
South Pacific, which has not attrac
ted as much attention as it would
perhaps, of the states composing
it were not British colonies. But it
is growing all the same, and stead
ily and surely approaching the time
when it will take the reins in its
own hands, declare, its indepen
dence and take its place among the
the nations as one of the world
The following, which we clip from
the Atlanta Constitution, gives some
idea of the resources and growth of
this comparatively little known but
richly endowed country, a continent,
which for a long time, was classed
as an isljhd:
"Last year the total value of the
products of Australia amounted to
$550,000,000, apportioned as follows:
Pastoral, $150,000,000; agricultural,
$140,000,000; mineral, $10C,000,000,
and manufacturing, $160,000,000.
"Australia's wool crop alone
amounted last year to $100,000,000.
No country on the globe has embark
ed more extensively in sheep raising
man Australia, ana sne is reaping
magnificent results from her enter
prise in this respect. Her ranches last
year-contained 100,000,000 head of
"In deposits of gold and silver Aus
tralia is fabulously rich. In 1850 the
value of her gold output has aggre
gated $1,800,000,000, and since 1880
the value of her silver output has
reached $150,000,000. She is much
richer in gold than in silver. Her
silver deposits were not discovered
until comparatively recent years.,
"Australia's climate is varied in
character and favorable alike to agri
cultural and manufacturing opera
tions. If she continues to develop at
the present rate there is no telling
what condition of prosperity she will
"Recently the colonies of Australia
have federated into one general gov
ernment and this political change has
brought about many internal improve
ments. Numerous railway systems in
tersect each other, each doing an im-
mense business and each being impor
tant factors in building up domestic
"Australia is no longer sparsely set
tled. From every quarter of the globe
streams of immigrants have swelled
her population until in many localities
she has become as densely populated
as some of the districts of England."
The majority of the people there
are of English and Irish blood, with
ftN the characteristic energy, push
and pluck of these races, with the
additional advantages of more indi
vidual freedom and opportunity to
strike out for self-betterment with
out the incubus of a privileged aris-
tocrac7 or handicapping landlord-
18m t0 keep them down. It would
be SJ to suppose that such a peo-
People, with such a country, such
resources and such possibilities will
be content to long remain an
pendage of England.
THE AMENDMENT ACCEPTED-
Although the Piatt amendment
was accepted by the Cuban conven-
factthatitwas carried by
. ucu uuo
acceptance was a matter of "neces
sity and not of choice. It was not
accepted willingly but because the
more thoughtful and conservative
members , of the convention con
cluded that in as much as Cuba was
in no condition to contend with the
United States it was good policy to
accept the amendment and thus
settle, as far as that might do it,
the relations between that country
and this. Under the circumstances
they acted wisely, for if the amend
ment had been rejected American
occupation would be indefinite,
whereas with the acceptance there
would be no plausible excuse for
prolonging that occupancy and the
CnhATia urill j. . . . .1
their own affairB.
x ovuuur, get control of I
Practically Cuba does hot get inde
pendence. It gets self government
under a substantial American pro
tectorate! this country securing cer
tain rights and privileges in consid
eration, as it were, of the part it
took in securing the "independence"
which Cuba does not get. This
country, or rather the administra-
m ft aomiigton, was in a pobi-
won 10 dictate its terms, which it
did, and succeeded
in bavin those
terms accepted! simply because Cnba
was not in aVposrtion to reject
While we admit that the men who
framed the clauses in the Piatt
amendment showed shrewdness in
the concessions demanded, conces
sions which will in the long run be
beneficial both to this country and
to Cuba, still there is little glory in
thus taking advantage of opportun
ity to dictate to a weaker people
whose only alternative was to accept
or submit to worse. For all practical
purposes this country has, with this
amendment accepted, virtually as
much control over Cuba as if it was
STATE BOARD OF ELECTIONS
Gov. Ay cock Makes Appointments The
A. & M. College Sweeping Changes
in the Management.
Special Star Telegram.
Raleigh, N. C, May 28. Trustees
of the A. & M. College, in annual
meeting to night, ordered sweeping
changes in the management of the
institution Instructorships are abol
ished in five departments English,
civil engineering, mechanical engi
neering, physics and electric depart
ment. The change is in order that
the college expenses shall be gotten
within range of appropriations of the
last General Assembly.
Governor Ayeock appoints as State
Board of Elections: Wilson G. Lamb,
Martin county; Robert T. Clay well.
Burke; R. A. Doughton, Alleghany;
Clarence Call, Wilkes; A. B. Free
Walter B. Neal is commissioned
judge and L. D. Robinson, of Anson
county, solicitor for the Eighth dis
EXPOSITION VIA A. C. L.
Round Trip Rates Offered Very Low and
tbe Service Unsurpassed.
Round trip tickets will be on sale by
the Atlantic Coast Line to Buffalo,
N Y., on account of the Pan-American
Exposition, at the following rates,
the first named being "Class A," and
sold daily May 10th to Sept 30th, in
clusive, nnal limit JNov. 3rd, 1901, to
be good going and returning same
route and limited to continuous pass
age in the same direction, and the
second named being "Class B," sold
aaiiy may luin to (date to be an
nounced later), final limit 15 days
from date of sale, to be good going
and returning same route and limited
to continuous passage in each direc
tion, requiring? deposit with and vali
dation by joint agent at Buffalo.
Augusta, Ga., Barnwell, Ben net ts
ville Camden, Florence, Laurens,
Marion, Newberry, Orangeburg, Sum
ter, Prosperity, Cberaw, Clinton,
Columbia, Darlington, Denmark, Dil
lap, S. C, Wilmington, Rowland,
Wadesboro, Pembroke, Maxton and
Gibson, N. C, $37.10 and $33.15;
Charleston, S. (X, $4L90 and $36.05;
Emporia, Va., $28.20 and $25.00; Fay
etieville, $35.90 and $32.10; Golds
boro, N. C, $33.40 and $29.70; Green-
vuie, xm. v., 3Z.8U and $28.80; Hope
Mills, N. C, $36.25 and $32.45; James
ville, N. C, $34.40 and $29.75; Kins
ton, N. C, $34.20 and $30.15;
Lanes, 8 C, $39.50 and $35.30;
Petersburg, Va., $25.85 and $22.95;
Plymouth, N. C, $35 and $30.45;
Rocky Mount, N. O., $31.35 and $27.
65 : Selma. N. C $33145 and 29 7n.
Tarboro, N. C, $32 20 and 28.50;
Washington. N. C, $33.35 and $29.60;
Weldon, $29.50 and $25.85; Wilson,
$32.20 and $28 50.
HAD FUN WITH
An-hllp the Cond actor
I nn With the ftirl.
There me six New York schoolgirls
who tide on the Sixth avenue cars every
day whose special mission in life-seems to
be to have fun with the trolley conduct
ors. The other day when the conductor
came for the fare one of them opened her
purse and began slowly and laboriously
to count out 30 pennies, which she drop
ped one by one into his outstretched
hand, while her companions giggled glee
fully at the look of surprise that gradu
ally spread over his face. But he wag
equal to the emergency and said politely,
.rhank you, miss," as he went away.
They wanted transfers for Fifty-ninth
street, and when they got them each one
put h;rs In her mouth and began to chew
it up. Then each transfer was rolled into
a small ball, and sharp teeth went, to
work to make it a hard ball at that.
By this time the passengers were all in
terested, and the girls were wild with en
joyment. When they got on the Fifty
ninth street car, they became sober as
Judges. Each one looked wonderfully in
nocent as she dropped something like a
small pill into the conductor's hand. Ho
took the first one, turned it over and then
looked at the girl who had given It to
Next he spread it out. transfer fashion,
and then the next girl dropped a ball Into
his hand. He went through the same
performance, and so on as if it was the
usual way transfers were given him.
Ihe girls couldn't stand it, and they
bmst out laughing, but his undertaker
like gravity was not disturbed.
His time came a little later. They
Waned 6et off at Seventy-second
street They stood up In a body and mo
tioned, but the car sped on as if shot out
of a catapult. When they had gone four
squares beyond their destination, it oc
curred to one of them to ring the bell.
She got off, and the conductor laid a de
taining hand on the arm of the next girl
as he jerked the bell. He let them off one
at a time, and not until the car got to
Eighty-third street did the last one leave.
New York World.
mFl". one ?f tte 0,de8t known metals.
The Chinese have used it in the fabrica
tion 01 tneir brasses and bronzes
The number of Buddhists is computed
to be 455,000,000.
Rocky Mount Argonaut: Our
town and the surrounding country
were shocked last Thursday morning
to learn of the sudden death of ex
Mayor J. H. Baker, which sad event
occurred at nis nome in this city on
Wednesday night, May 15th, of pneu
monia. Seventeen memberships in the New
York Produce Exchange were sold at
auction yesterday. The highest price
paid was $300 and the lowest 1225.
T.A.B illlll. M WW. . l . 1 .
1 1 . 1 . . a
murjioi 000m was on, tne mem-
berships sold as high as $1,000 each.
- How's This?
We offer One Hundred Dollars Beward for
HaTOXScSe- ,hat eaMot 66 cnr $
F. J. CHENEY & CO., Props., Toledo, o.
We. the undersigned, bate known w 1
ney for the last M years ana believe him per
fectly honorable In U bnelness transactions
ana financially able to carry out anyobSSa
ttons made by their firm. uca
west & Truax. Wholesale Dtaralsts, Toledo o
mfVJSS?tarrh 0111 1-8 ! taken Internally, act
fa2Ml E2? JJSS?m 1 mwoK' out-
by all Droi- f-'.E wie. Bold
1 Family Puis are the best
Pumping: From Wells and Streams,
The Various Motors In Use.
- Sinking wells - Into water bearing
strata to secure Irrigation supplies Is
being resorted to as never before.
Newer and broader conceptions of the
relation of subterranean water to irri
gation have recently prevailed, says
Professor E. J. Wlckson of California.
This follows because it may be much
cheaper to raise water to adjacent tow
ers than to catch it In a remote ravine
and pipe it for miles. However this
may be, irrigation undertakings have
been recently established very largely
upon wells and pumps or upon flowing
wells wherever they could be had.
In California during the last three
years there have been perhaps ten
times as many pumping outfits set up
for irrigation 'as had been employed
during the whole earlier irrigation de
velopment of the state. Large irriga
tion companies , sank groups of wells
and pumped from them into their dis
tributing ditches and flumes when, for
lack of rain, their immense reservoirs
went dry. Individual irrigators sank
wells and bought pumping plants when
the ditch water failed and have now
learned the superiority of the home
supply, to be drawn upon just when It
can be used to the best advantage.
Large-regions which had never se
cured irrigation systems were forced
by drought to seek water, and, having
found it below ground in ample quan
tities, they will not fail In the future
to ivae Irrigation as a supplement to the
Over large areas of the country wind
mills are used as motors for irrigation
pumps. They unquestionably serve an
excellent purpose, under favorable cir
cumstances, up to the limits of their
capacity, but Irrigation for fruit grow- i
ing, except In the family garden or on
small areas of small fruits, is proceed
ing upon the basis of motors of higher
efficiency. Gasoline engines are being
used even up to a capacity of 5,000
gallons of water per minute, but the
ordinary plants are less than one-tenth
of that. Crude oil engines are also
used, and steam plants using small
stationary and portable engines are
pressed Into service, while electric mo
tors along long power circuits from
generators at waterfalls or other great
sources of power are being fully em
ployed. Instances of the profitable em
ployment of all these agencies are
abundant all through the fruit growing
districts of the arid region.
Where large streams are adjacent to
fruit lands and diversion at a sum
clently high level is not practicable ele
vation by pump to a proper point for
gravity flow or direct application from
the discharge pipe of the pump is being
largely resorted to. On the river bank
lands In California very large steam
and gasoline pumps are used both for
drainage and Irrigation at different
seasons of the year, as either Is desir
able. Recently capacious pumpln.
plants Installed upon barges have been
used for custom pumping, delivering
water to riverside orchards.
TT 1 I .
njurauiic rams are aiso useo to a
limited extent where conditions favor
A very lnterestiag way for taking
water for Irrigation when the river is
running high between levels which pro
tect reclaimed land Is the use of si
phons over the crowns of the levees.
To cut the levee would be dangerous,
and flood gates are few, but water can
be delivered here and there by siphons
as desired. Made of galvanized iron
strong enough to resist the pressure,
the air is exhausted by a pump, and
the water flows over. Some of the si
phons are two feet in diameter and de
liver a large stream, though smaller
pipes are generally employed.
WIS HARD PROBLEM.
'Am Obstreperous Wife and an Insur
ance Policy In Her Name.
It happened in an insurance office.
The caller, who was a large man wltb
very red whiskers, came in and intro
duced himself as Mr. So-and-so, who had
tanen out a life policy for ? 10,000 about
iour years before.
i remember," said the man at the
T 1 1 1L ,. .
x uuu me poncy maae out to my
wife that is, I had it made payable to
ner. v en, 1 want It changed. We've
had a falling out, and she's gone back
home, and so, of course, I don't want to
carry that policy In her name any lon
ger." "In that case the thing yon want to do
is to-nave ner formally transfer the pol
ity 10 you.
wnais sue got, to do with it? Ton
know that I took out that policy and
that I ve made all the payments, carried
. in ner name just to make it easy for
her to collect in case I died. Now I want
to take It out of her name. We've dis
wnat you want her to do is to have
uer sign oTer the policy to you."
one wouida't sign over anything. Why
can t you just change this policy and put
it In my name?"
"She is the policyholder, and so far as
the face of the policy shows you have no
rights whatever. So far as the reading
Of the policy goes to show you have no
.uwresi m tne policy except as the person
upon whose death the payment of the
yuuey is contingent."
(irPL i ., .
aum is, tne only thing J can do in tbe
rivuung iq go ana ale t
Tl. 1 .1 . ...
-.v.tv . ,ine only tnm yu can do
""'v" 'a ny way affect the opera
tion; of this policy."
it i a.e, 1 suppose she gets the
'f8:,If "he can P'oduce the policy."
'Well, she can't because I've got it
locked np But it ain't worth anything
w w as 11 leuua now, is it?
"Nothing whatever "
i, It t p pay,n on it.i though, I
tu- luut x put in.
"You lose all except a surrender value.
y? ?'t collect that. The policy
holder is the only one who may claim
uinu v .
"What in thunder can I do?"
vxo ana mate an
"Po you know my wife?"
"Then yon don't know what you're sug-
" rceuia 10 me tne only thing I
can do at present is to nnA !,-?..
and keep her out of that $10,000 until my
iflWTPr Ofln tamo J '
have a talk with her.-New York Tehv
A HfH olrl orwl , . . .
walk out on Union street the other day
and as they walked the aunt eaught her
a'.' uer aunr wai a m
",1L lu unarp eage of her shoe heel
and tore off several inches of lace
"Won't you tear it off for me," dear?"
ouc aun. 1 caunoi mend it now "
The accommodating little girl dropped
on her knee and for several minutes
there was a sound as of tearing goods
really much more tearing than was neces
sary to remove a piece of lace only half
an Inch wide.
"Haven't you finished yet?" finally ask
ed the aunt. -
J'V sai? little rising weari
ty. "I was taking aU this off. I wanted
enough for my ' doll's skirt while I was It
do." Memphis Scimitar..
She Meant Becoming;,
Her mother was trying on her new
spring hat, and Eleanor looked on ad
miringly. , v
"Mamma," she said, "yonr hat la
Statement of Outstanding New
Hanover Bonds for New
MANY HAVE BEEN REDEEMED
Of the Original Issue of $50,000 There Is
Yet $42,000 for Payment, flie Balk
of Which is Not Dae Until 1907.
The Denomination?, Etc.
In view of the fact ; that the people
of New Hanover are soon to vote up
on the question of the issuance
of $50,000 boifds for public road
improvement and in the light of
the further fact that exaggerated state
ments are being made as to the amount
of the present outstanding bonded in
debtedness of the county, the follow
ing statement of the bonds issued for
the building of the new court house
as officially prepared by Mr. Owen
Fennell, clerk of the Finance Commit
tee of the Board of Commissioners,
will be read with interest:
STATEMENT OF BONDED INDEBTEDNESS.
Nos. 1 to 20, inclusive, $100 -denomination,
due 1902. . $ 2.000.00
Nos. 1 to 12 inclu&ive, $500
denomination, due 1902.. 6,000.00
Nos. 1 to 10 inclusiv
due 1902: redeemei
Due 1902, $ 3,000.00
Nos. 21 to 40 inclusive, $100,
due 1907... 2.000.00
Nos. 13 to 32 inclusive, $500
aue, iao7 10,000.00
Nob. 33 to 40 inclusive, due
iy07 ; redeemed : 800. 00
Due Jan. 1907, $11,200.00
Nos. 41 to 70 inclusive, $100,
due 1912 3,000.00
Nos. 33 to 56 inclusive, $500,
due 1912 12,000.00
Nos. 41 to 52,$100, redeemed 200.00
Nos. 44 to 53,$100, redeemed 1,000.00
Nos. 59 to 68, $100, redeemed 1,000.00
Due Jan. 1912 $12,800.00
Nos. 71 to 100 inclusive,$100,
due 1917 3,000.00
Nos. 57 to 80 inclusive,
$500, due 1917 12,000.00
Due Jan. 1917 $15,000.00
It will therefore be seen that of tbe
$50,000 issue for the new court house,
$8,000 of the same have been re
duced and $42,000 is still outstanding
and due as follows: Jan. 1902, $3,000;
Jan. 1907, $11,200; Jan. 1912, $12,800;
Jan. 1917, $15,000.
EFFECTS OF THE FLOOD.
A. & Y. and W. & W. Trains Were Tied
Up Yesterday On Account of Wash
onts Schedules Resumed.
Passenger and freight traffic between
Wilmington and Fayetteville on the
A. & Y. trans were at a standstill yes
terday ou account of the submersion
of nearly half a mile of the track be
yond Hilton bridge and just as the A.
& Y. track branches off from that of
the W. C. & A. The submerged sec
tion of the track is just beyond the
confluence of the Cape Fear and
Northeast rivers and the lands there
abouts being yery low the wafer by
reason of the floods in the up country
broke across the old rice fields in that
vicinity and completely covered the
rails at some points washing the
earth from unuer the cross-ties. The
train for Fayetteville went out as usual
yesterday morning but soon had to
return and a force of trackmen were
put to work at repairing the damage.
Other attempts to get out were made
yesterday afternoon and last night.
but to no avail. The train, hower.will
likely resume its regular schedule to
Train 49 from the north last night
did not get in at all from Goldsboro
and points north on account of the
washout of a trestle just beyond the
Neuse river bridge, two miles this side
of Goldsboro. It was expected, how
ever, that the train would get in this
morning about 4 o'clock.
DROPPED DEAD IN DRUG STORE.
Yonof Mr. George Evans Pell Dead While
Waiting for Prescription Yesterday.
George Evans, a young white man
aged 23 years and a resident of Middle
Sound, dropped dead yesterday morn
ing about 10:30 o'clock fir front of
Hardin's Palace Pharmacy, whither
he had gone for medjeine to relieve a
severe pain in his chest, about which
he informed Mr. C. H. Edens, with
whom he was talking a few minutes
before. He purchased a box of tablets
from Mr. Hardin and went out, but
soon came back and complained of
intense suffering. . He sat down on
some bags of set-d at the front of the
store, and vbile Mr. 0nmer, one of
the clerks in the store, was preparing
a prescription for him he toppled over
and died almost instantly.
Dr. C. D. Bell, the coroner, was
summoned and he pronounced the'
death as a result of heart disease. The
body was taken to the Undertaking
establishment of Mr. W. E. Yodd.
where it was prepared for burial and
from whence it was taken to the
home of his sister, Mrs. L. J. Mason,
on Middle uound, for interment to
day. Tne Floods Are General.
Mr. R. R. Stone, who got home Sun
day from Memphis, says the floods by
rain appear to be general from here to
Chattanooga, Tenn. The whole face
of tne earth, ne says, is covered by
water and the damage to cotton and
other crops is appalling. The farmers
are very much discouraged and are
necessarily badly 'Un the grass " Mr.
Stone is a very observant man when it 1
comes to growing crops and his opinion
that there has been much damage car
ries with it much weight
ISneeeas Worth Knowing-.
40 yean success in tbe South, proves Hnehea'
Tonic a great remedy for Chills ana all ittalartal
Fevers. Better than Quinine. Onarir,S2iiV?
At Druggiata. 50c ana s 1.00 bottles. t
HOW TO GAIN FLESH
Persons have been known to
gain a pound a day by taking
an ounce of Scott's emulslcn.
It is strange, but it often
Somehow the ounce pro
duces the" "pound ; it seems to
start the digestive machinery
going , properly, so that the
patient is able to .digest and
absorb his ordinary food, which
he could not do before, and
that is the way the gain is made.
A certain amount of flesh is
necessary for health.; if you
have not got it you can get it
by taking Scott's Emulsion.
You will find it just as use
ful in summer as in winter, and
if you are thriving upon it don't
stop because the weather is
If you have not tried -it, send for free sample
its agreeable taste will surprise you.
SCOTT fi BOWNE, Chemists,
409-415 Pearl Street, New York.
ZX. and $1.00 ; all druggists.
ROYAL ARCANUM COUNCILS.
Will Celebrate Twenty-fourth Aoolversary
of Founding of the Order.
Corntiu.i Harnett and Carolina
Councils, Royal Arcanum, of this city,
are arranging to celebrate in fitting
style on Thursday, June . 20th, the
twenty-fourth anniversary of the
founding of the order in America.
The celebration will most probably
be in the nature of an excursion
down the river on the steamer Wil
mington, with stops at all points of
interest along the route and a big col
lation at Southport. Cornelius Harnett
Council has appointed its committee
of arrangements as follows: Capt. J.
C. Morrison (chairman), Messrs. W.
H. Turlington and B. J. Jacobs. Caro
lina Council will make its appoint
ment Monday night.
The Royal Arcanum both in the
State and nation have recently had a
great impetus in the way of member
ship and the anniversary celebration
all over the world will be more elabo
rate this year than ever.
THE STRAWBERRY IS PASSINQ.
End of Season is Approaching, and Prices
Are Beginning to Droop.
The day of the luscious stra wberry
for this season, at least, is about over,
that stage having about approached
when it is no longer profitable to ship
them North. The markets are flooded,
it is said, and the prices are now very
low not high enough in many in
stances to pay much more than trans
portatton charges. Several commis
sion houses have already advised no
further shipments and the decline of
the season is evidenced by the car
loads of pickers that are returning each
day from up the Wilmington and Wel
This week will wind up the crop,
which though short, has been fairly
remunerative to the grower. Yester
day the shipments showed a decided
falling off from the days of the week
Messenger Boy Ron Over.
Barnett Duke, a Western Union
messenger boy, while riding his bicycle
in the vicinity of Third and Market
streets yesterday morning about 10
o'clock, was run over and painfully
bruised by a horse attached to a buggy
and being driven by Miss Shepard,
a daughter of Dr. Jos. C. Shepard.
Tbe accident could not have' been
averted by either Miss Shepard or the
boy and is just such a one as is likely
to occur at any time. The little fellow
after temporary medical attention by
Dr. W. E. Storm was taken to his
home at No. 219 Hanover street,
where at last accounts he was doing
Death of Mr. Theodore Seasons.
The Star regrets to learn from a
correspondent at Klondyke, N. C, of
the death yesterday morning of Mr.
Theodore Sessoms, one of the best,
known citizens of Bladen county. His
death occurred of paralysis at 2:45.1
o'clock A. M. at his residence in Lake
Creek township, aged 51 years, 7
months and 23 days. The funeral
will probably be held to-day.
Announcement has been made of
the forthcoming marriage on the
evening of June 12th, of Miss Francis
Hamilton Meade, of Birmingham,
Ala., to Mr. Arthur Williams Belden,
formerly of Wilmington and a son of.
Capt. Louis Belden, but now a dis
tinguished chemist at one of the large
manufacturing enterprises of Bir
He Fooled tbe Surgeons.
All doctors told Renick Hamilton,
of West Jefferson, O , after suffering
18 months from Rectal Fistula, he
would die unless a costlv operation
was performed ; but he cured himself
with five boxes of bucklen's Arnica
Salve, the surest Pile cure on Earth,
and the best Salve in the World. 25
cents a box. Sold by R. R. Bellamy,
Druggist. y f
A Crazy Spaniard.
Philip Vink, an aged Spaniard, was
placed in jail yesterday on account, of
his insanity. He was taken in charge
by Deputy Harvey Cox and a com
mission of lunacy passed upon his
mental condition. He will be taken
to Raleigh for treatment as soon as
the Hospital authorities are heard
Shallotte Presbyterian Church.
The Presbyterians of " Shallotte, N.
C, have recently completed a very
haadsome church. Rev. P. ti Morton
will begin a series of revival services
in th exarch to-morrow. He will
leave w umingjon to day to conduct
J. Q. Carr, Esq., is attending
to aome professional duties in Duplin
county this week.
THE HEAVY RAINFALL
Interesting Report by Climate
and Crop Service Depart
ment, Weather Bureau.
NORTH CAROLINA SECTION.
For Week Ended Monday, May 27(b, the
Average Pall Was Five Inches for
the State The General Sum
mary of the Results
The following report for the North
Carolina Section, Climate and . Crop
service, U. S. Weather Bureau, was
issued yesterday, covering the week
ended, Monday, May 27th:
All minor features of the crop con
ditions during the past week are over
shadowed by the tremendous Io3s re
sulting from the heavv rainfall on
the 21st and 22nd. The storm ap
peared on the coast of Texas on the
morning of tbe 19th, crossed the Gulf
States, and thence passed northward
over central and western North Caro
lina. Tne characteristic feature of
the storm was the extensive area cov
ered by the excessive Drecipitation,
which averaged oyer 5.00 inches for
the State, as compared with a normal
for the wees: of only one inch. At
some points the downpour was ex
ceedingly heavy; Marion, McDowell
county, reported 7.25 inches in 24
hours; Statesville, Iredell, 7.40;
Chapel Hill and Durham, 5.60; the
rainfall diminished eastward to about
normal near tbe coast The damage
causedby the beating rains, high winds
and subsequent floods in every creek
and river, to farm4- lands, crops,
barns, mills, bridges, and railroads
cannot at present be estimated. Space
will not permit a detailed account here
of the loss reported, which seems to
have been greatest in McDowell, Bun
combe, and Mitchell counties in the
west, and Orange and Durham in the
central section, but most other coun
ties, except in the extreme east por
tion, suffered a proportional loss. Up
lands were badly washed, in some in
stances wnoie acres swept perfectly
clear; an unusuallv laree area, nf lrtnr.
lands was submerged, and in the west
particularly immense crops of tbe
nnest wneat were covered with sedi
ment or totally destroyed. Corn and
cotton in tne bottoms were very small
and most of it will have to be re
planted, which will be the third re
planting in many places.
The floods in the Yadkin, Catawba
and most other western rivers, as weli
as mne Roanoke and Cape Fear,
td u uiku as, or nigner, man pre
viously recorded. The dykes pro
tecting the State farms on the. lower
Roanoke were broken.
The temperature was slicrhtlv
normal until the latter part of the
weex, which was again ram v and cool.
Crops have become very grassy, and
na mey are sin 1 DacKward and small
tney need working to prevent being
Bwoiaerea oy me grasa and weeds.
a. period or warm, clear weather is
needed to dispel the present gloomy
Wheat and oats generally remain in
excellent cocaiiion, and where only
beaten down will recover. Many
iavuraoie reports were received from
sou mem and eastern counties. Cotton
has a fairly good stand, though
is dying in consequence of loo much
rain and cold weather; chopping has
ueen mucn aeiayed. flowing corn,
setting tobacco, and planting peanuts,
have made but little headway this
wee. Fruit is dropping considerably.
It is worthy of remark that a large
number of correspondents report a
scarcity of labor. ,
Rainfall for the week at selected
stations (in inches): Goldsboro 1.14,
Greensboro 4 04, Lumber ton 6.98,
Newborn 2 28, Weldon 2.76. Charlotte
4 90. Wilmington 2.80, Raleigh 4 33.
Southport 3 21, Auburn 6 48, Saxon
5.13, Chapel Hill 8.68, Monroe 3.90,
Marion 9.53, Statesville 8.14, Patter
son 7.99, Brewers 7.00.
THE SOUTHERN'S MACHINISTS
Believed That a General Strike Wilt
Averted by Another Conference
By Teiegrapb to the Herning 8 tar.
Washington, May 29. Vice Pres
ident Gannon, of the Southern Rail
way, to day said that so far none of
me macbinists of that system had
stopped work except those at Charles
ton and that he had taken no steps
to fill the places of theCharleston men,
thinking it probable that they would
return to work.
Mr. Gannon has sent out a notice to
be posted on the doors of the machine
shops of the line, giving some of the
details of the conference Monday with
the committee representing the ma
chinists and explaining the differences
which developed over tbe demand for
a nine-hour day.
KnOxville, Tenn., May 29. Presi
dent B. F. Henry of the Southern
Railway machinists, said to-day that
he believed the machinists would
"come to terms without a strike after
another conference with Mr.Gannon."
A built tin was posted at the Lons
dale shops here, asking the men to
take no action jintil full report of the
President Henry said he had order-
eu ine inariesion men to return to
work, as their going out was due to a
misquotation of a telegram. He has
received reports from machinists at
Salisbury, Knoxville and Charleston
that they have voted to strike.
Monroe Journal: Mr. Gillam
Pressly, of Vance township, died Mon
day, May 27th at the age of 73 years.
He had been in bad health for some
time. The Journal has been in
forrnrd that a silk m&nufantnroK ..vhn
owi s a mill in this State-desirts to
bu:id another, and has expressed a de
sire to come to Monroe. A cow
belonging to Mr. Wm. Tomberlin of
east Monroe township, was killed by
iigntning ounoay. Several cows were
standing near a wire fetce, when a
tree also near the fence but over a
hundred yards away from the cows,
wa struck. The current ran tbe wire
and the cOw dropped instantly. Others
as near to the fence as this one,' were
Two hundred Boers have sur
rendered at Palapye, Bechunaland,
and fortytwo wagon loads of men,
women and children have surrendered
at Fort Tuli, Rhodesia. 4
nl7 rj p H
L Ly FACTORY LOADED
Insist upon having them, take no ofbem and yoa
To produce the best result
in fruit, vegetable or grain th
fertilizer used must contain
enough 'Potash. For partic
ulars see our pamphlets. y
send thfem free.
fiF.RMAW IT att
93 Nassau St., New York.
THE A. & JVt. COLLEQeT
Chanies Made by the Board of Trustees
Committees Appointed by Board of
Agriculture Marshall Case.
Special Star Telegram.
Raleigh, N. C, May 28.-The
against A. J. Marshall, for fcom,tef
feiting, came up in the Federal Court
to-day and an order was entered
that "defendant go without da .
clerk directed to reinstate tke case on
the docket if requested by the district
attorney and issue capias for defend
ant." This action means anal h. '
donment of the prosecution.
The trustees of the A. & M. Ooli.
at a meeting to-day abolished the pro
fessorship of animal industry j
charge of Prof. Johnson. The chair
of Agriculture was declared &.
Prof. Irby. the
will make contest before the Board r,f
Agriculture. The resiimatmn nf
W. Thompson, Commissioner of Im
migration, was accepted. No suc
The following committees were ap
pointed by the Board of Agriculture:
Executive S. L. Patterson, J. &
Cunningham, W. A. Graham, E. L
Partridge, L G. Waugh
Finance S. L. Patterson, J. B. Cof
field, A. T. McCullum, J. P. McRse,
William Dunn. '
Quarantine regulations A. A. Can
non, C. N. Allen, S. L. Patterson.
CHINA AGREES TO
Government Porced to Yield to Demands
of the Powers Foreign Troops
By Telegraph to tne Morume star.
Washington, May 29. Tue De.
partment of State has been informed
reliably that the Chinese government
has issued a decree agreeing to pay an
indemnity of 450,000,000 taels, eouiva
lent to about $337,000,000 at the pres
enl rate pf exchange. It is known
noW that the whole Bubject of indem
rBtty will be closed up before
of the present month. If that is not
done and evacuation is not under waj
on a large scale, hen the Chinese gov
ernment must be assessed tl. 000. 000
each day after June 1st, next to com
pensate tne powers for the mainten
ance of their military forces in China.
Under this whip the Chinese govern
ment has been forced to vield. It is
not known that the Powers have
agreed on the form and extent of the
guarantee, but now that the amount "
of indemnity is fixed, not muqh diffi
culty is expected on this score:
ine United States ffovernment has
not taken part in the selection of
military commandant to succeed Field
Marshal Count Yon Waldersee in the
supreme command at Pekin. Having
dispensed with our military force in
China, the United States is not con
cerned in the personality of the mili
tary chief. Our legation guard will
not owe allegiance or obedience to any.
foreign commander, but will be
answerable solely to the United States
minister in charge. In the event of
common peril the several legation
guards may Unite for the common de
fence, in which case they may select
their own leader as they did during the
defence of tbe legationers last year
Charlotte Observer: Jake Mc
Dowell, aged about 16 years, was Mon
day shot and killed by his father,
Mack McDowell, at their home Dear -Marietta,
Rutherford county. Tbe
father claims that the shooting was in
self-defence. It is said that the dead
boy had driven his brother from the
field in which they were working and
beaten him until he was almost uncon
cious. Later, when they met at their
home a second attack waa made upon
the boy by Jake, when a third brother
interfered. When this occurred Jake
demanded that his father give him hit
Eistohthat he intended to kill the
rother who had interfered. The father
refused to let him have the weapon,
wherepon Jake secured an axe and
followed his father, declaring that be
would split his head open if he did npi
give him the pistol. The father, fear
ing that the son would fulfill Jis
threat, pulled the pistol and fired one
shot at him, the ball taking effect in
the right lung. While the father was
gone after a nhrsicinn tn attend his
son he was arrested and brought here
to jail. He says he saved his life by
taking that of his son. Mack Mc
Dowell is about 45 years old and
Life and Death FIgkt.
Mr. W. A. Hines of Manchester,
la., writing of his almost miraculous
escape from death, says: "Exposure
after measles induced serious lune
trouble, which ended in Consumption.
I had frequent hemorrhages and
coughed night and day. All my doc
tors said I must soon die. Then I be
gan to use Dr. King's New DisooverT
for Consumption, which "completely
cured me. I would not be without it
even if it cost $5.00 a bottle. Hun
dreds have used it on my recommend
ation and all say it never fails to cure
Throat, Chest and Lung troubles.
Regular size 50 cents and $1 00. Trial
bottles 10 cents at R. R. BkllamT s
Drug Store. t
will pet the bet ihelli that money can buy.